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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
This technique is a unique and specialised form of [[space–time ninjutsu]] that allows Tobi to achieve two very distinct yet closely associated feats – '''Teleportation''' and '''Intangibility'''. [[Kakashi Hatake]] likens the characteristics of the technique to those of [[Minato Namikaze]]'s [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but notes that it seems to be much more versatile and possibly more advanced as the ability can be used without [[hand seals]] or a summoning tattoo.<ref name="ch395">''Naruto'' chapter 395, page 10</ref>
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This technique is a unique and specialised form of [[space–time ninjutsu]] that allows Obito to achieve two very distinct yet closely associated feats – '''Teleportation''' and '''Intangibility'''. [[Kakashi Hatake]] likens the characteristics of the technique to those of [[Minato Namikaze]]'s [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but notes that it seems to be much more versatile and possibly more advanced as the ability can be used without [[hand seals]] or a summoning tattoo.<ref name="ch395">''Naruto'' chapter 395, page 10</ref>
   
 
=== Teleportation ===
 
=== Teleportation ===
By creating a swirling, spatial distortion centred upon his right eye, Tobi is able to enter a dimensional void and teleport himself to another location instantaneously, exiting this void in a similar manner to how he entered.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 1</ref> During this process, Tobi's chakra becomes untraceable until the teleportation is completed.<ref name="ch395"/> By his own admission, Tobi can locate anyone and teleport to their current destination regardless of their whereabouts, evidenced by how he immediately found [[Taka]] as they were travelling to [[Konohagakure]], as well as [[Minato Namikaze]], who himself had teleported away from Tobi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 11</ref>
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By creating a swirling, spatial distortion centred upon his right eye, Obito is able to enter a dimensional void and teleport himself to another location instantaneously, exiting this void in a similar manner to how he entered.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 1</ref> During this process, Obito's chakra becomes untraceable until the teleportation is completed.<ref name="ch395"/> By his own admission, Obito can locate anyone and teleport to their current destination regardless of their whereabouts, evidenced by how he immediately found [[Taka]] as they were travelling to [[Konohagakure]], as well as [[Minato Namikaze]], who himself had teleported away from Tobi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 11</ref>
   
[[File:Tobi using shuriken.PNG|thumb|left|Tobi ejects multiple shuriken from a separate dimension.]]
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[[File:Obito using shuriken.PNG|thumb|left|Obito ejects multiple shuriken from a separate dimension.]]
Similar to Kakashi's [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] technique, [[Kamui]], Tobi is also capable of teleporting other people or objects to a [[Other Dimension|separate dimension]], through the same swirling pattern, centred upon his right eye. However, instead of teleporting the targeted component, this technique's effect acts as an attractive force, both visibly drawing the target inwards and distorting their form until they disappear. After absorbing targets through this process, Tobi is able to eject them at any time of his choosing, with varying degrees of force. In doing so, he is able to attack using weapons of gigantic proportions and/or quantities with relative ease and at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12</ref>
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Similar to Kakashi's [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] technique, [[Kamui]], Obito is also capable of teleporting other people or objects to a [[Other Dimension|separate dimension]], through the same swirling pattern, centred upon his right eye. However, instead of teleporting the targeted component, this technique's effect acts as an attractive force, both visibly drawing the target inwards and distorting their form until they disappear. After absorbing targets through this process, Obito is able to eject them at any time of his choosing, with varying degrees of force. In doing so, he is able to attack using weapons of gigantic proportions and/or quantities with relative ease and at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12</ref>
   
Unlike Kamui, this form of the technique requires Tobi to make direct physical contact with the intended target, leaving him vulnerable as he cannot be intangible when doing so.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 14</ref> Despite not always being present, Tobi can keep his targets under [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] whilst they are confined inside this pocket dimension and thus, keep them incapacitated for extended durations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 8</ref>
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Unlike Kamui, this form of the technique requires Obito to make direct physical contact with the intended target, leaving him vulnerable as he cannot be intangible when doing so.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 14</ref> Despite not always being present, Obito can keep his targets under [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] whilst they are confined inside this pocket dimension and thus, keep them incapacitated for extended durations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 8</ref>
   
 
=== Intangibility ===
 
=== Intangibility ===
 
[[File:Tobi's Space Time Ninjutsu.jpg|thumb|The working principle behind Tobi's intangibility.]]
 
[[File:Tobi's Space Time Ninjutsu.jpg|thumb|The working principle behind Tobi's intangibility.]]
Using this technique, Tobi is also able to render himself intangible to allow other objects to pass harmlessly through his own body, which he employs primarily to avoid incurring injury from incoming attacks.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 380, pages 14-15</ref> In actuality, this is but another extension of [[space–time ninjutsu]], where by Tobi instead teleports any part of his body that occupies the same space as another object to a [[Other Dimension|separate dimension]].<ref name="ch597"/> As the transported portions of his body are always obscured by the other objects, Tobi appears completely whole to those observing him. By overlapping his entire body with a sufficiently large object, such as the ground, he can not only conceal himself from view, but also erase all traces of his [[chakra]]. Tobi often exploits this characteristic to ambush his opponents from below.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 475, pages 2-3</ref>
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Using this technique, Obito is also able to render himself intangible to allow other objects to pass harmlessly through his own body, which he employs primarily to avoid incurring injury from incoming attacks.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 380, pages 14-15</ref> In actuality, this is but another extension of [[space–time ninjutsu]], where by Tobi instead teleports any part of his body that occupies the same space as another object to a [[Other Dimension|separate dimension]].<ref name="ch597"/> As the transported portions of his body are always obscured by the other objects, Obito appears completely whole to those observing him. By overlapping his entire body with a sufficiently large object, such as the ground, he can not only conceal himself from view, but also erase all traces of his [[chakra]]. Obito often exploits this characteristic to ambush his opponents from below.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 475, pages 2-3</ref>
   
Though unable to establish any physical contact while intangible, Tobi can still use [[Chakra Chains (Outer Path)|chakra chains]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 7</ref> He also seemingly possesses the capability to extend this intangibility to whatever he's presently touching,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 6</ref> as long as he is able to maintain some form of contact with at least part of the desired item.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 15</ref>
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Though unable to establish any physical contact while intangible, Obito can still use [[Chakra Chains (Outer Path)|chakra chains]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 7</ref> He also seemingly possesses the capability to extend this intangibility to whatever he's presently touching,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 6</ref> as long as he is able to maintain some form of contact with at least part of the desired item.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 15</ref>
   
 
=== Drawbacks ===
 
=== Drawbacks ===
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The primary weakness of this technique is that both aspects cannot be used concurrently, as Tobi must become and remain tangible in order to transport himself or others, providing a small opportunity in which he is unable to pass through objects and thus, is vulnerable to injury. This deficiency means that he must also materialise when ejecting stored items as well, presenting the same vulnerability.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 9</ref> According to [[Konan]], Tobi can only maintain his intangibility for approximately five consecutive minutes at a time, after which he is presumably rendered completely solid for a duration. She also reveals that the time it takes him to absorb something is proportional to its mass, and that it takes longer to absorb himself than another person or object.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref>
 
The primary weakness of this technique is that both aspects cannot be used concurrently, as Tobi must become and remain tangible in order to transport himself or others, providing a small opportunity in which he is unable to pass through objects and thus, is vulnerable to injury. This deficiency means that he must also materialise when ejecting stored items as well, presenting the same vulnerability.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 9</ref> According to [[Konan]], Tobi can only maintain his intangibility for approximately five consecutive minutes at a time, after which he is presumably rendered completely solid for a duration. She also reveals that the time it takes him to absorb something is proportional to its mass, and that it takes longer to absorb himself than another person or object.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref>
   
Additionally, due to the nature of Tobi's intangibility, the sections of his body residing in the [[other dimension]] can still interact normally with other objects that are also contained within this dimension, meaning they can be damaged by such items. As both this technique and [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s [[Kamui]] originate from [[Obito Uchiha]]'s Sharingan, the two share the same dimension when teleporting objects, a characteristic that Kakashi exploited to injure Tobi on multiple occasions during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 4-12</ref>
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Additionally, due to the nature of Obito's intangibility, the sections of his body residing in the [[other dimension]] can still interact normally with other objects that are also contained within this dimension, meaning they can be damaged by such items. As both this technique and [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s [[Kamui]] originate from [[Obito Uchiha]]'s Sharingan, the two share the same dimension when teleporting objects, a characteristic that Kakashi exploited to injure Obito on multiple occasions during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 4-12</ref>
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 02:59, August 30, 2012

The Space–Time Migration[1] is a dōjutsu, originating from the right Sharingan of Obito Uchiha, which allows the user to teleport himself, or anything he touches to another location or a pocket dimension; the latter of which is implied to be inescapable.[2] The user is also able to make himself intangible, by transporting portions of his body to the same pocket dimension.[3]

Overview

This technique is a unique and specialised form of space–time ninjutsu that allows Obito to achieve two very distinct yet closely associated feats – Teleportation and Intangibility. Kakashi Hatake likens the characteristics of the technique to those of Minato Namikaze's Flying Thunder God Technique, but notes that it seems to be much more versatile and possibly more advanced as the ability can be used without hand seals or a summoning tattoo.[4]

Teleportation

By creating a swirling, spatial distortion centred upon his right eye, Obito is able to enter a dimensional void and teleport himself to another location instantaneously, exiting this void in a similar manner to how he entered.[5] During this process, Obito's chakra becomes untraceable until the teleportation is completed.[4] By his own admission, Obito can locate anyone and teleport to their current destination regardless of their whereabouts, evidenced by how he immediately found Taka as they were travelling to Konohagakure, as well as Minato Namikaze, who himself had teleported away from Tobi.[6][7]

File:Obito using shuriken.PNG

Similar to Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan technique, Kamui, Obito is also capable of teleporting other people or objects to a separate dimension, through the same swirling pattern, centred upon his right eye. However, instead of teleporting the targeted component, this technique's effect acts as an attractive force, both visibly drawing the target inwards and distorting their form until they disappear. After absorbing targets through this process, Obito is able to eject them at any time of his choosing, with varying degrees of force. In doing so, he is able to attack using weapons of gigantic proportions and/or quantities with relative ease and at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.[8]

Unlike Kamui, this form of the technique requires Obito to make direct physical contact with the intended target, leaving him vulnerable as he cannot be intangible when doing so.[9] Despite not always being present, Obito can keep his targets under genjutsu whilst they are confined inside this pocket dimension and thus, keep them incapacitated for extended durations.[10]

Intangibility

File:Tobi's Space Time Ninjutsu.jpg

Using this technique, Obito is also able to render himself intangible to allow other objects to pass harmlessly through his own body, which he employs primarily to avoid incurring injury from incoming attacks.[11] In actuality, this is but another extension of space–time ninjutsu, where by Tobi instead teleports any part of his body that occupies the same space as another object to a separate dimension.[3] As the transported portions of his body are always obscured by the other objects, Obito appears completely whole to those observing him. By overlapping his entire body with a sufficiently large object, such as the ground, he can not only conceal himself from view, but also erase all traces of his chakra. Obito often exploits this characteristic to ambush his opponents from below.[12]

Though unable to establish any physical contact while intangible, Obito can still use chakra chains.[13] He also seemingly possesses the capability to extend this intangibility to whatever he's presently touching,[14] as long as he is able to maintain some form of contact with at least part of the desired item.[15]

Drawbacks

File:Tobi gets hit again.png

The primary weakness of this technique is that both aspects cannot be used concurrently, as Tobi must become and remain tangible in order to transport himself or others, providing a small opportunity in which he is unable to pass through objects and thus, is vulnerable to injury. This deficiency means that he must also materialise when ejecting stored items as well, presenting the same vulnerability.[16] According to Konan, Tobi can only maintain his intangibility for approximately five consecutive minutes at a time, after which he is presumably rendered completely solid for a duration. She also reveals that the time it takes him to absorb something is proportional to its mass, and that it takes longer to absorb himself than another person or object.[17]

Additionally, due to the nature of Obito's intangibility, the sections of his body residing in the other dimension can still interact normally with other objects that are also contained within this dimension, meaning they can be damaged by such items. As both this technique and Kakashi Hatake's Kamui originate from Obito Uchiha's Sharingan, the two share the same dimension when teleporting objects, a characteristic that Kakashi exploited to injure Obito on multiple occasions during the Fourth Shinobi World War.[18]

See Also

References

  1. Naruto chapter 510, page 2
  2. Naruto chapter 502, page 10
  3. 3.0 3.1 Naruto chapter 597, pages 7-8
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naruto chapter 395, page 10
  5. Naruto chapter 453, page 1
  6. Naruto chapter 453, page 3
  7. Naruto chapter 502, page 11
  8. Naruto chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12
  9. Naruto chapter 502, page 14
  10. Naruto chapter 520, page 8
  11. Naruto chapter 380, pages 14-15
  12. Naruto chapter 475, pages 2-3
  13. Naruto chapter 567, page 7
  14. Naruto chapter 467, page 6
  15. Naruto chapter 595, page 15
  16. Naruto chapter 598, page 9
  17. Naruto chapter 510, pages 2-3
  18. Naruto chapter 597, pages 4-12
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