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Sage Mode
320px-Jiraiya Sage Mode
Name Sage Mode
Kanji 仙人モード
Rōmaji {{{romaji}}}
Literal English Sage Mode
Other Name(s) Hermit Mode
Stats
Type Supplementary,
Classification Senjutsu
User(s) Brook

Sage Mode is the result of gathering natural energy and combining it with the Shinobi's chakra to drastically empower some of their abilities. For information on how to attain this, please visit the Sage Mode Policy page.

Canon Modes

Toad Sage Mode

Advantages

Taught and learned by the toads, the advantages afforded to those who study senjutsu from the toads include:

  • The user's physical strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, and durability dramatically increase.
  • The user's ninjutsu, genjutsu, and taijutsu become more powerful.
  • The user can harness the natural energy surrounding them, turning it into an extension of their body, which increases the reach of their attacks.
  • The user gains the ability to sense chakra around them.


Disadvantages

There are a few disadvantages while using this mode as well, these include:

  • If the user draws in too much natural energy, they run the risk of transforming into a toad, then into stone. If the petrification is completed, it cannot be reversed.
  • In order to gather enough natural energy to initiate the transformation into Sage Mode, the user must remain perfectly still. Because of that, the user can be an easy target for an opponent.
  • Because the user needs to move during combat, the senjutsu chakra cannot be replenished, which means the user can't stay within this state for extended periods of time.
    • The second and third weaknesses mentioned above can be bypassed through the Sage Art: Amphibian Technique, where one Sage gathers chakra for another or as in Naruto's case, shadow clones can be used for the same purpose.
  • After Sage Mode has ended, the user appears to experience exhaustion.


Forms

Imperfect Toad Sage Mode
180px-Sennin Moodo

Jiraiya in an imperfect Sage Mode, causing noticeable toad-like facial and bodily alterations.

Jiraiya was not able to completely balance his own chakra with natural energy, resulting in him using an imperfect form of Sage Mode. As a result of the imbalance (and the imperfect nature of his transformation), Jiraiya took a number of toad-like traits when using Sage Mode. His appearance was altered: his nose grows bigger and gains warts, he gains excess hair (his goatee), and toad-like eyes. Further transformation attributes includes him taking on a toad-like stature and the lines on his face become much thicker, taking over each side of his face. Because of these traits, Jiraiya didn't like to use Sage Mode as it "displeased the ladies". He also showed the ability to transform his limbs (e.g. his hands and feet) into those of frogs so as to aid in maneuverability.

In order to get around the danger of remaining stationary during a battle to re-enter Sage Mode, Jiraiya would summon Shima and Fukasaku by drawing a blood contract on his face.The Two Great Sage Toads would fuse to Jiraiya's shoulders with the Sage Art: Amphibian Technique, gathering natural energy from their stationary positions on Jiraiya's shoulders for him to use.


Perfect Toad Sage Mode
180px-Naruto AnimeSagemode

Unlike Jiraiya, Naruto Uzumaki is able to perfectly balance the natural energy with his own chakra. This allows him to use Sage Mode in perfect balance, which allows him to retain all of his normal physical characteristics except for toad-like eyes: yellow irides, horizontal bar-like pupils, and reddish-orange pigmentation around the eyes; the mark of a true sage on each eye. A true sage would still suffer from the weaknesses of Sage Mode, requiring that they use Sage Art: Amphibian Technique in a battle situation. Because of the animosity of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed within Naruto, however, Fukasaku was rejected whenever he tried to fuse with him.

As a workaround, Naruto has some of his shadow clones gather natural energy elsewhere while he fights. Once he has run out of his own senjutsu chakra, he reverse summons the clone and has them disperse, giving him the clone's natural energy and allowing him to enter Sage Mode again. This method limits the maximum number of shadow clones that Naruto can create to five for as long as the clones are gathering natural energy, as anything more would interfere with their focus. To make sure he has enough shadow clones for use in battle, Naruto has only two shadow clones gather senjutsu chakra, allowing him to enter Sage Mode a total of three times. Naruto has also stated that it is possible to lengthen the time he is in Sage Mode. Naruto's skill in senjutsu has increased to the point that it doesn't take him nearly as long to enter Sage Mode.

180px-Fox toad mode

During his meeting with Nagato, Naruto was stabbed in the stomach with Nagato's Chakra Receiver Manifestation. Nagato thought that he would be able to control Naruto with his own chakra, but Naruto revealed a fusion of his initial jinchūriki form and Sage Mode characteristics. The exact capabilities of this form are unknown, but it was strong enough to completely resist Nagato's control at a close proximity. The irides turn red and his pupil resembles that of both the fox's and his own when in Sage Mode, like a cross.


Snake Sage Mode

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Kabuto in Sage Mode.

Advantages

Senjutsu which can also be studied from the snakes of the Ryūchi Cave also gain a number of advantages while using Sage Mode in battle, these include:

  • The user's perception abilities, reflexes, strength, speed, and stamina dramatically increase.
  • The user's ninjutsu, genjutsu and taijutsu becomes more powerful.
  • The user gains further access to snake anatomy, such as their brille, which can be used to lock out light as well as stop visual-based genjutsu from affecting them.They are also able to perform abilities that are characteristic of snakes, such as dislocating their jaw, although this is not exclusive to this mode.


Disadvantages

While mobile, the user is rendered incapable of gathering natural energy while remaining still in battle would leave them open to attack. However, Kabuto Yakushi assimilated the DNA of Jūgo to replicate his clan's ability to passively absorb natural energy, thus allowing him to continuously collect the energy even while moving, bypassing this one weakness and metaphorically proclaimed that he transcended from snake to dragon.


Forms

While retaining most of his normal physical characteristics in Sage Mode, Kabuto Yakushi did display greater areas of darkened pigmentation of the markings around his eyes which tapered off after reaching his shoulder blades. More noticeably, he gained four horns growing out from the back of his head as well as darkened sclerae



Hashirama Senju's Sage Mode

180px-Hashirama in Sage Mode

Advantages

In this mode Hashirama's abilities were drastically increased. This was witnessed through the use of his Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands technique which created a gargantuan many-handed structure which easily dwarfed several mountain ranges as well as Kurama.


Disadvantages

Like the toad and snake-taught Sage Modes, the user has to stay still for a certain amount of time so they can gather enough natural energy to form the special senjutsu chakra. Thus, the user is left vulnerable while doing this.


Forms

Like the toad-taught Sage Mode, this allows him to retain all of his normal physical characteristics except for a dark pigmentation around his eyes, his face gains several markings and on his forehead appears a dark, circular marking.


Non-Canon Modes

Monkey Sage Mode

Appearance

  • They grow a tail
  • They grow a lot of hair, most noticeable on their face. (They look like goku and vegeta super saiyan 4 from DBZ,)

Advantages

  • Users Intelligence, Agility, Reflexes, Stamina, Strength (or Taijutsu), and Flexibility are drastically Increased.
  • They will have their own are and type of jutsu, Monkey Art and Sutaffujutsu, (Though idk if I should clear that with you or Sage)
  • Sensory, Perception and Smell are increased.

Disadvantages

  • Of course they have to be still to gather natural energy.
  • Ninjutsu and Genjutsu stay the same, no increase
  • Their Tail is their weakest point, if you grab it it will cause them a lot of pain, and makes them stop what they are doing, that's if they have a tail
  • Sudden flashes of bright lights blinds them temporary.
  • If they gather in too much Natural energy then they will die.
  • Also if clones of their selves are made while in Sage Mode, those Clones will not have sage mode.
  • Also after they exit out of this Sage Mode, the user muscles are pulled. They can still move but is it very painful and will most likely lead to more damage, the reason why the muscles are pilled is because of how much their flexibility is increased while in sage mode. It takes a few hours to heal without a medical ninjutsu specialist.


Background

Monkey Sage Mode is one of the few known Sage Modes in the ninja world. In the Warning States Period there was this jungle that was full of monkeys of all sizes. But one of the known monkeys was Son Goku, the four tails, he was the sage of the jungle and the king. Every monkey came from him and that how the monkeys were able to obtain Chakra, he would teach them how to use chakra, and eventually Senjutsu when they were ready. As time went on, the jungle stayed peaceful until, humans knew about Son Goku and came for him in the jungle. The humans would kill monkeys and cut down the jungle as they were on the search for Son Goku.

But, Son Goku would foil the Human's plan and kill them all the time. Then Son Goku had an encounter with a very powerful Human, and had to flee. At the jungle he gathered all the monkeys together, he then told them that the jungle would be called the Jungle of the Monkeys and gave some of his chakra to 9 monkeys, instead of the chakra being used up when the monkeys used the chakra that Son gave to them, the Chakra Son Goku gave to them would replenish. The monkeys he gave the power to would be known as Monkey Kings. Then he went to go and confront the powerful ninja and was caught. The 9 monkey kings then took the leadership and divided the whole jungle into 9 provinces, one for each Monkey King.

The 9 Monkey Kings then obtained peace until, the 5 great nation's were established. They knew that the humans would fight over the jungle, so what they did was kidnap a human weapon specialist and had him construct weapons from tools that were dropped by humans along the jungle. The Monkey Kings then used the weapons to make a technique that would summon the area of land to their choosing. They then found a canyon in the Land of Water, so they summoned the area of land their. From then on they lived a peaceful life. They would have some humans come and try to take them over or learn Sage Mode, but the Humans would fail and either leave or die.

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