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By interfering with the natural energy using its immeasurable amount of chakra, the Ten-Tails is able to simultaneously create a variety of natural disasters that devastate the surrounding area, with itself acting as their epicentre. The phenomena involved in this technique include: earthquakes, floods, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. These concurrent events result in a blast akin to a nuclear explosion, even forming a vast mushroom cloud.[2]

Influence

Tenpenchii (天変地異) is a Japanese four-character idiom, comprised of two shorter words referring to natural disasters affecting the sky, tenpen (天変), and the earth, chii (地異). The idiom is often translated simply as "cataclysm".

Trivia

  • The Demonic Statue of the Outer Path is shown producing individual disasters from its body: a lightning strike and a shockwave. In the manga, the shockwave resembles flames.[3]
  • In a flashback during chapter 670, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki is shown seemingly casting a lightning storm on the landscape, similar to the Tenpenchii.

References

  1. Fourth Databook, page 273
  2. Naruto chapter 629, pages 1-3
  3. Naruto chapter 537