The worlds of Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and even Boruto all have quite a wide range of powers at play. In the world of Shinobi, jutsu, weapons, and martial arts are everywhere, and each style is so radically different. There are ninja that focus completely on their weapons or tools, ones that try and learn every Jutsu out there, and some that can only use fighting-based ones like Taijutsu.
Because of the sheer number of them, some incredibly cool concepts slip through the cracks and don’t get the screentime they deserve. Or, the ones that do get screentime aren’t utilized or explored nearly as much as they should be.
10. The Treasured Tools Of The Sage Of Six Paths
The Treasured Tools Of The Sage Of Six Paths are weapons that were created by the Sage himself and are considered to be the most powerful of Shinobi Tools. During the Fourth Great Ninja War, a lot of things are happening at once so it’s easy to miss some plot threads.
One event that gets a bit more screentime is when Kabuto manages to bring back the Gold and Silver Brothers so that they can use these treasured items that require so much Chakra. All five of them are also direct homages to items used in the Journey to the West, and it would’ve been nice to see more weapon references like this in Naruto.
9. Hidan’s Immortality And Jashin Religion
Hidan is one of the more interesting Akatsuki’s characters, contributing to one of the saddest moments in Naruto history, and his seemingly infinite immortal power is one of the only ones with ties to a higher power. Hidan cannot be killed, and this is due to his devout following of the religion of Jashin, an inherently violent religion that seemingly he is the only follower of. If that’s the case, how did this grant him immortality?
And why does drawing the symbol on the ground cause him to become something similar to a human voodoo doll? There are so many questions about Hidan, his faith, and his background that the series really should have brought back the Jashin concept.
8. All The Aburame Clan’s Techniques
The Aburame Clan has to be one of the most interesting groups of people in the Naruto franchise, and also one of the most horrifying. These people play the host to entire swarms of chakra-eating beetles from a very young age that have an insane variety of uses.
Shino and his father show us just a few of the many ways these beetles can be implemented. There are so many uses for the Aburame Clan and their techniques that both Naruto’s creator Masashi Kishimoto and the Konoha Hokage’s should feel guilty that they didn’t use such an amazing concept to the best of their ability.
7. Sasuke Uchiha’s Kirin
The Kirin invented by Sasuke Uchiha is probably one of the most underdeveloped techniques in the entire franchise. It uses very little chakra, is powerful enough to decimate Itachi’s high-level Mangekyo technique called Susanoo, and is literally lightning fast.
The biggest drawback is that it requires the user to create stormclouds if no natural ones are around by using fire techniques. But, once the cloud is in the air, anyone able to use Electric-element Chakra can guide the lightning and use it as their very own natural weapon. It’s such a shame that Sasuke only uses this in his fight with Itachi because with techniques that create neverending fire like Amaterasu (which is already a battle-ender in of itself), he could also create stormclouds multiple times as well.
6. The Deva Path’s Universal Pull
The Rinnegan is possibly the most overpowered systems of power in Naruto, maybe even more so than the Sharingan. Having a Rinnegan allows the user to learn all of the Six Paths Techniques, one of which is the Deva Path. Down this path, Rinnegan users can push or pull anyone they want directly to them or directly into another object they’ve pulled.
This technique is called Universal Pull and is one of the most simple techniques in the Six Paths but by far the most useful. Obviously, there aren’t a ton of Rinnegan users in Naruto outside of Sasuke and Nagato, but Sasuke rarely uses this technique as much as he should considering it’s unavoidable.
5. Rock Lee’s Drunken Fist
Lee’s fight against Kimimaro is one of the most enjoyable in the series, both because Rock Lee is a fan favorite and because he does the entire fight “Drunken Master” style. Lee’s Drunken Fist is something that should come back all the time since it’s a much safer way for Lee to win fights than his Eight Gates technique.
Again, Kimimaro was one of Orochimaru’s strongest and most trusted subordinates, and he couldn’t fight back at all against the Drunken Fist Style. A Mastery of this martial art would mean Rock Lee could take down anyone. Bring it back, show it off more, and let him teach this technique to his son, Metal Lee.
4. Hinata Uzumaki’s Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists
Speaking of passing down techniques, let’s talk about Hinata for a second. She has an insane amount of control over her Chakra, has mastered the Byakugan to the fullest extent, and can even use amazing techniques like the Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists.
This Jutsu allows its user to expel Chakra around their fists in the shape of lion heads, these Chakra beasts can then suck the Chakra from anyone they make contact with, both dealing physical and stamina damage to an opponent in a fight. It’s such an amazing style of fighting, and we’d love to see her using this technique more often or even teaching it to Himawari.
3. The Shadow Clone Jutsu Abused By Naruto Uzumaki
Fans understand why Naruto is the only one to utilize the multiple shadow clone jutsu to such a degree, but why is he the only one who takes advantage of training with it? Creating a shadow clone takes a fair amount of Chakra, and creating many can drain a normal person’s chakra reserves almost immediately, which is why the Nine-Tails Chakra is so useful to Naruto. But, an experienced Shinobi must be able to make 3-5 clones while still keeping some Chakra saved up, right?
We know that everything the clones experience gets transferred back to the original when they dissipate, so why isn’t it more common to train while using multiple Shadow Clones to speed up the process as Naruto does? And that’s just one aspect of the Shadow Clones that are underutilized, out of the many.
2. Pain’s Shapeshifting Technique
Speaking of Clones, let’s talk about the Cloning/Shapeshifting Technique that Pain uses multiple times throughout the Akatsuki Arc. Pain basically takes a portion of a person’s chakra, and implants it into a living, creating a copy of the Akatsuki member that has all the same knowledge and techniques as the original.
Of course, they have less overall Chakra so they can’t use the more intensive Jutsu. Still, corrupt Shinobi should be using this technique like crazy, but we only ever see it from Pain. Perhaps it’s locked to being something only those with the Rinnegan can accomplish? Still, a very Shinobi-like technique that fans would love to see more of.
1. The Seven Ninja Swordsmen Of The Mist
The Seven Ninja Swordsmen of The Mist are one of the most interesting groups of people in Naruto, and they’ve been hinted at since the very beginning. Zabuza was the first one fans saw, then Kisame, then the rest of them in the Fourth Great Ninja War.
Each blade has its own gimmick that has a ton of applications, and an entire side series about these Seven Swordsmen or their previous iterations would be such a blast to watch. Samehada alone is enough to prove why these weapons deserve more screentime, but the potential and versatility of the Hiramekarei is exactly why we need to see more of it.