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Every Ninja Eye Technique In The Naruto Franchise

The Naruto franchise is full of strange and powerful eye-based techniques. As the list continues to grow, we break down each Dojutsu and its powers.

Here are all the coveted and devastating ninja eye techniques featured in the Naruto franchise. Known as dōjutsu, characters that have developed powerful eyes are a major component of Naruto and its famously epic battle sequences. Beginning with Sasuke and his Sharingan, the list of ocular moves has continued to grow throughout the Naruto series and into its sequel anime, Boruto.

Despite deriving from the same Otsutsuki bloodline, each dōjutsu has its own unique abilities and can often only be possessed by a certain clan and under specific conditions. Thanks to the ever-changing world of Naruto, however, various characters have possessed eyes that were obtained via unnatural or violent means. Ordered by power, here is every ninja eye in Naruto.

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Byakugan

Neji from Naruto

Possessed by members of the Hyuuga clan such as Neji and Hinata, the Byakugan's primary purpose is to give the user a deeper level of sight. The technique can be used to see across great distances, to pinpoint chakra and to penetrate through barriers. In battle, the Byakugan can track an opponent moving at great speed or attempting to stay out of sight. The Hyuuga eye is depicted as being entirely white and becomes strained when activated, but mixed-blood descendants such as Himawari are born with regular eyes that can transform the Byakugan.

Sharingan

Sasuke Uchiha Sharingan in Naruto

Perhaps the most famous eye in the Naruto franchise, the Sharingan is exclusive to Uchiha, but has been stolen or gifted to various others over the course of the story. The likes of Sasuke can use Sharingan to copy the techniques of their opponents and to see through illusions and genjutsu. Equally, the Sharingan can also be used as a powerful tool of illusion in its own right. Members of the Uchiha clan must awake their Sharingan eyes through training and an emotional trigger event.

Jōgan

Borotu in Narauto Next Generation

The Jōgan is arguably the most mysterious technique in the entire Naruto franchise, with little known about the true extent of its power. Possessed by Boruto, the Jōgan has been used to detect chakra in a similar way to the Byakugan, but can also perceive inter-dimensional rifts. With no previous known users and Boruto yet to master it, there's likely much more that the Jōgan can do, but this will only be revealed once the true origin of the eye comes to light.

Mangekyō Sharingan

The second stage of the Sharingan is obtained when a strong Uchiha witnesses the death of a loved one, and brings a whole new host of powers are brought forth. Awakening the Mangekyō Sharingan gives access to techniques such as Amaterasu and Susanoo and also unlocks unique jutsu that differ between users, such as Obito's Kamui. The drawback is that using the Mangekyō Sharingan damages a ninja's regular eyesight - something that can only be cured by replacing the blinded eyes with those of another Uchiha possessing the Mangekyō Sharingan.

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Rinnegan

Madara Uchiha from Naruto

By recreating the chakra of the Sage of Six Paths, one can possess the god-like power of the Rinnegan. More so than other dōjutsu, the abilities of the Rinnegan seem to differ between users. Pain uses the eye's Six Paths move-set, Sasuke uses his Rinnegan to move through space and Madara can create a Limbo shadow clone to do his bidding. Many Rinnegan users can also produce black metal rods to wield as weapons or pin down foes.

Tenseigan

Toneri Otsutsuki in Naruto The Last

Introduced in the canon Naruto: The Last movie, the Tenseigan is a combination of Otsutsuki chakra with the Hyuuga Byakugan and was manifested by Toneri Otsutsuki. According to Toneri, the Tenseigan is powerful enough to crash the moon into the Earth, but also capable of creating new organisms in the aftermath. This power is demonstrated when the villain animates a stone warrior to battle Naruto. Aside from its control over life and death, the Tenseigan provides Toneri with the ability to fly and control the truth-seeking balls associated with the Sage of Six Paths.

Rinne-Sharingan

Possessing the power of the Ten-Tails Juubi, the likes of Madara and Kaguya opened a third eye on their forehead that combined the power of the Rinnegan with that of the Uchiha Sharingan. Since this extremely powerful combination is so rare in the Naruto universe, only some of its capability is demonstrated. The Rinne-Sharingan is used to cast a genjutsu spell over the entire world and also appears to facilitate travel between dimensions.

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