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Scientific Ninja Tools (科学忍具, Kagaku Ningu) are a class of advanced ninja tools produced in the decades following the Fourth Shinobi World War as a result of unprecedented cooperation and networking between the hidden villages, as well as the declassifying of military technologies for civilian research.
Konohagakure's Scientific Ninja Weapons Team, helmed by Katasuke Tōno, are considered leaders in this field of study. The secret society Kara is also responsible for the advancement and proliferation of scientific ninja tools, with their leader, Jigen, and resident scientist, Amado, amassing and further refining the technology well beyond the capabilities of even Konohagakure.
Types of Scientific Ninja Tools
Scientific ninja tools can generally be organised into one of four categories depending on their function and method of operation:
- Condenser Type (コンデンサ型, Kondensa-gata) scientific ninja tools utilise a Chakra Condenser (チャクラ・コンデナ, Chakura Kondensa) to accumulate the chakra necessary to launch a jutsu using a special system that reads Scroll Cartridges. In addition to allowing shinobi to perform jutsu without expending their own chakra, individuals with no ninja training are able to use ninjutsu so long as they know how to operate the device. Condenser Type scientific ninja tools are subject to some limitations, namely the capacity of Chakra Condensers and which types of jutsu can be reproduced.
- Bionic Type (バイオニック型, Baionikku-gata) scientific ninja tools are prosthetic limbs and artificial organs based on the engineering of traditional puppets and research into the unique properties of Hashirama Senju's cells, which utilise artificial chakra pathways to integrate and interface with the recipient's body as if they were a natural part of it. The large numbers of combat injuries sustained by shinobi created widespread demand for these procedures, and in the years following the Fourth Shinobi World War, civilians were also able to take advantage of them.
- Amplification Type (増輻型, Zōfuku-gata) scientific ninja tools are powered by the user's chakra or triggered by activating a jutsu, enhancing and amplifying their natural abilities or activating unique effects. Because the effects produced by these devices are purely physical phenomena, they typically cannot be nullified or absorbed by other jutsu.
- Advanced Technology Type (先進技術型, Saishin Gijutsu-gata) scientific ninja tools are traditional ninja tools that have been improved using state of the art advancements in science and technology. These include nonmetal kunai constructed from super-hard ceramics, heat-insulated and puncture-resistant combat uniforms, reinforced monomolecular wires, miniaturised telecommunication devices, remote-controlled drone weapons, and a variety of other weapons and tools. In a broad sense this category also includes other modern technologies such as the Thunder Trains and computers. It is expected that a new generation of shinobi will excel in using these advanced technologies, taking on a specialised role similar to Medical-nin and Sensor Types.
List of Scientific Ninja Tools
A Scroll Cartridge (巻物カートリッジ, Makimono Kātorijji) is a special type of scroll used as ammunition for certain scientific ninja tools. At first appearing as a normal sealing scroll, upon absorbing a technique it shrinks down to the size of a bullet and can then be loaded into a tool to be activated later. When a nature transformation technique is activated from a Scroll Cartridge, its elemental release is typically suffixed with "Bullet" (弾, Dan).
The Shinobi Gauntlet is a gauntlet developed by Katasuke that allows the user to quickly and easily activate techniques sealed in Scroll Cartridges.
Main article: Shinobi-Ware Integrated Mechanical Ninja Tools (内蔵機械忍具, Naizō Kikai Ningu), known simply as Shinobi-Ware (シノビ・ウェアー, Shinobi Ueā), are bionic type scientific ninja tools that have been developed to be used as prosthetics or implants for both civilian and combat use.
As bionic type scientific ninja tools, they incorporate the engineering of traditional puppets and research into the unique properties of Hashirama Senju's cells, and utilise artificial chakra pathways to interface with the recipient's body.
Autonomous puppets, or automatons, are condenser type scientific ninja tools that act independently without a puppeteer. They are used by Kirigakure and Kara, the former of which can activate Scroll Cartridges to use Fire Release Bullet: "Blaze".
According to character trivia from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations:
- The puppets' attributes are: 100 in strength, 10 in negotiation, 0※ in chakra, 30 in intelligence, 80 in perception, and 100 in dexterity. (※The Puppet Weapon's chakra is stored in and used from a condenser.)
- They were also given a skill rating in these particular areas:
- Mobilisation: ★★★☆☆
- Marksmanship: ★★★☆☆
- Wrestling: ★★★☆☆
- Fire Release Bullet (火遁弾, Katon Dan), Taijutsu Steel Nerves (体術鋼化神経, Taijutsu Kōka Shinkei), Armoured Model Rapid-Fire Shuriken Launcher (外装型連取手裏剣ランチャー, Gaisōgata Renshu Shuriken Ranchā), others
- They were also given a skill rating in these particular areas:
Smoke-Flash Bomb is an advanced technology type scientific ninja tool invented by the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team that has the ability to numb a person's senses with intense sound and light when their hearing and sight are exposed.
Shijima (シジマ, Literally meaning: Stillness) is a large device invented by the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team that negates sound by colliding specific phases of sound waves, the opposite principle of resonance. As it is large and currently negates all sound, its practical applications are limited.
Climbing mitts and boots
These climbing mitts and boots, which were invented by the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team, are amplification type scientific ninja tools that utilise Van der Waals forces in order to allow the wearer to climb and walk on walls without relying on continuous chakra use after being activated.
This kite-like device, which was invented by the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team, is an invention that allows the user to fly, even though it's difficult to control.
The Chakra Blade (チャクラ刀, Chakuratō), an amplification type scientific ninja tool, is a bladeless katana invented by the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team that uses the wielder's chakra to emit a Chakra Blade. As a prototype, its high chakra consumption rate renders it too impractical to use.
The Powered Suit (パワースーツ, Pawā Sūtsu) was designed for nursing and rehabilitation care, but was modified by Katasuke for combat purposes, allowing its gauntlets to create orbs which absorb ninjutsu. The right gauntlet was stolen by Ao, while at the same time Boruto began wearing the left one.
The gatling gun is a condenser type scientific ninja tool that was supplied to Ao by Koji Kashin allowed the wielder to rapidly fire a barrage of Fire Release Bullet ninjutsu using Scroll Cartridges. It was destroyed by Konohamaru Sarutobi's Rasengan.
The Foam Spray (泡スプレー, Awa Supurē) is an advanced technology type scientific ninja tool invented by the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team which forms a film on an injured person's skin, sealing cuts and boosting their innate healing powers to heal wounds more quickly.
Remotely chakra-controlled drones that can be used to attack from high up in the sky.
- According to Katasuke, Kawaki's body was modified with inorganic technologies to the point he can be considered a living scientific ninja tool.
- According to Kawaki, the requirement to control all the technologies implanted into the body requires a core, at least the size of a heart. Should this core be destroyed, all the implants will go out of control.