Naruto: The 15 Most Powerful Attacks (And 10 That Are Worthless) – Screen Rant
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Created by Lady Tsunade and adopted by Sakura Hurano, Creation Rebirth is considered the pinnacle of medical ninjutsu. In the past, Tsunade developed it to keep herself and her comrades healthy on the battlefield. A master medic-nin can use the chakra in their body to encourage cell growth, healing wounds and damage before it effects the user.
Effectively, as long as their chakra is still strong and flowing, a powerful user of this move cannot be slain. While not an attack, a Creation Rebirth user can attack indefinitely as long as their chakra holds up. That’s a tremendously powerful attack against a foe. 17 Worthless: Soap Bubble Ninjutsu
Despite being used by the Six Tailed Beast, Saiken, Soap Bubble Ninjutsu isn’t the strongest of styles. Even worse, though, is that most humans using Soap Bubble Ninjutsu cannot use the technique effectively without a bubble pipe. In theory, if a person broke the bubble pipe, those users would be greatly weakened.
Though worthless might not be the best word, as the technique does have its places, it is a fairly passive way of fighting and can be overpowered easily by strong blades. Soap bubbles just aren’t a very great way to attack people. 16 Powerful: Izanagi
In Naruto , many of the most dangerous and powerful attacks come from the cursed Uchiha clan. Their Sharingan are extremely effective. While most of its powers are based on reading others’ motions and copying moves, the Sharingan can also create illusions.
However, unlike most abilities, the illusion isn’t applied just to the enemy. The illusion is applied to reality itself. It gives the Sharingan ninja the ability to do things like apply the illusion to themselves and then have all damage transfer to an illusion instead of their real bodies. Does it sound confusing and complicated? It is. There’s a reason why bending reality is so effective. 15 Worthless: Twin Rising Dragons
Ten Ten is a highly skilled marksman. Most of her abilities based around throwing knives, scrolls, and agility. However, in a world where most everyone is a trained ninja with great blocking abilities, Ten Ten’s powers unfortunately tend to fall short.
One of her earliest moves, the Twin Rising Dragons, was a twirling funnel of two scrolls from which she summoned weapons and attacked her opponent. Overall, the move was dazzling. Her knives barely touched her opponent, though. While impressive, it was far too easy for her foe to swat her weapons away. Twin Rising Dragons is made moot by the powerful, unique abilities of others. 14 Powerful: Chibaku Tensei
There are traps, and then there’s the Chibaku Tensei. Able to immobilize nearly anyone, a ninja creates a black sphere with their hands to start it. Then, they send the sphere into the air and use their chakra to attract objects, people, and more. It’s a great tool to trap enemies, as it can even crush them in the rubble.
Nagato used this to trap Naruto. Consequently, Naruto became the first and only person to find a way to break out of its hold. However, not everyone is Naruto, so it can cause a lot of damage. The fact that it could affect far more than just one ninja makes it all the more dangerous and powerful. 13 Powerful: Space-Time Migration
Manipulating space and time is impressive in any dimension, and that’s no different in the world of Naruto . As if the Magekyo Sharingan wasn’t already powerful enough, the eye can also look beyond and manipulate space, time, and other dimensions.
Sasuke uses this ability in Boruto to explore and protect Konohagakure better. However, in Naruto , Obito is the first to use the ability. He uses it to move objects and people from one dimension to another, called Kumai. With this, the most advanced members of the Uchiha clan are all the more powerful. If they can slip in between space and time, they can cause even more damage. Luckily, the only Uchiha alive capable of such things is Sasuke, whose evil deeds are far behind him. 12 Worthless: Dynamic Entry
Much like their students, many teachers in Naruto have signature moves or styles. Two of the most similar student/teacher combos, though, are Rock Lee and Might Guy. The duo may be immeasurably close, but Might Guy does have a few unique attacks up his sleeve. One of his most impressive ones is the Dynamic Entry.
Much like it sounds, Might Guy uses the Dynamic Entry to make a dramatic entrance by flying in on a powerful kick. The kick is hardly weak, though, as it has been known to disarm even highly-skilled characters like Jiraiya. Its strengths end there, though. At best, it’s a disarming kick that starts a fight. It’s worthless in the grand scheme of a battle. 11 Powerful: Reaper Death Seal
The Reaper Death Seal is very important in the Naruto world, as it’s what took out Naruto’s father. In an effort to save Konohagakure, Minato used this seal to put a part of the Nine-Tailed Beast within himself and stop its rampage. However, the seal has a catch: it’s only so effective because the user calls upon Shinigami, the God of Death, for assistance. The Shinigami then takes both the sealed soul and the user’s soul.
While ultimately fatal for the user, the Reaper Death Seal is powerful because of its cost. It can even seal parts of the Tailed Beasts, which are some of the most powerful beings on the planet. 10 Worthless: Fart
During the Chunin Exams, Naruto was told that he would never win against Kiba. When they fought, he struggled to keep up. Kiba understood his powers and how to use them far better than Naruto. However, Naruto wouldn’t go down without a fight, and because of this, he started to get creative.
Knowing the strength of Kiba and Akumara’s noses, he used it against them. Naruto farted at them to disarm them, upsetting their strong senses of smell, and then used that against them. From then on, Naruto uses it as his go to against Kiba. While it’s clever against a dog-nosed ninja, farting isn’t exactly a powerful or useful ninjutsu. In any other situation, it’s worthless. 9 Powerful: Wind Style: Rasenshuriken
Inventive as he is, Naruto created the Rasenshiruken as an upgraded version of the Rasengan. While the Rasengan is already very powerful, Naruto used his personal skill set to make it even stronger.
With the help of at least two shadow clones, he collects the chakra needed for the Rasengan. Then, he uses a shape transformation to give it four points. Naruto has made up to three Rasenshurikens. Not only does this show Naruto’s power, but it’s also an impressive and useful attack. It gives the user an immense edge over their opponent. After all, one Rasengan is enough to deal with, let alone three Rasenshurikens. 8 Worthless: Water Release: Water Shuriken
Making shurikens out of anything is generally not a very powerful skill. While it makes a ninja more versatile, if those shurikens are not made out of solid objects, they rely a lot on the power of a ninja. If the user is disrupted, the shuriken might fall apart just as easily. Ninja already know how to easily defend themselves from real shurikens. Water ones, which are even easier to repel, pose little threat.
Water Release: Water Shuriken is versatile and handy in a pinch, but it’s not an impressive attack. In a battle against any competent shinobi, it’ll most likely be useless. 7 Powerful: Infinite Tsukoyomi
One of the most mentally frightening genjutsu is the Infinite Tsukuyomi. This ability encases the entire world in an illusion, making everyone who witnesses it immobile, trapping a dream state. This is done in order to feed off their chakra. Only three people are known to wield it: Madara Uchiha, Obito Uchiha, and Kaguya Otsutsuki, the world-eater and mother of chakra.
This power does have very distinct rules, however. The user must have the proper strength and their Rinne Sharingan must reflect off of the moon. Other Rinnegan users are the only ones capable of stopping it and saving others from their waking dreams. 6 Powerful: The Eight Gates
The Eight Gates refer to the different gates in a person’s chakra system. Opening gates is a difficult task, and few talented ninja know how to do it. Opening a gate floods more chakra into a person’s system, allowing them to be more powerful than their base chakra would allow.
Each gate has a different name, and each user can open up a different amount of gates. Kakashi can open at least one, Rock Lee can open seven, and Might Guy can open all eight. However, if all eight gates are open, a normal human will perish. Only Might Guy has opened all gates and not lost his life. 5 Worthless: One Thousand Years Of Death
Though it sounds fatal, the One Thousand Years of Death attack is actually just a melodramatic way of saying a ninja embarrassed/discomforted another one by poking their buttocks. Yes, really.
Every person this technique is used on acts dramatically in response, rushing away, acting uncomfortable and embarrassed. Between all of the serious moments of ninja battles and revenge plots, sometimes absurd humor is appreciated. However, that doesn’t mean that the move is a good fighting technique. In a real life-endangering situation, it’s worthless. 4 Powerful: Tengai Shinsei
Naruto is full of endless rivalries and continuous cycles. A lot of it, though, seems to lead back to two people: Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha. Once friends, the two later became enemies. Madara comes back to wreak havoc on the world in the later parts of Naruto , bringing with him his terrible, immense strength.
One of his most intimidating moves is the Tengai Shinsei, an ability that casually brings meteors down to crash into the earth. These meteors cause major damage wherever they crash and, even worse, have a large area of effect. Naruto and Sasuke had to join forces, despite their disagreements, in order to stop him. With such powerful attacks, there was no other way. 3 Powerful: Indra’s Arrow
Throughout the show, fans learn much about Sasuke’s abilities and his preferences. He tends to favor using his Sharingan, fire, and lightning. When using his Susanoo, all of those come together to create his ultimate form. Furthermore, one of his Susanoo/lightning hybrid attacks, Indra’s Arrow, is his strongest offensive attack.
To achieve such a powerful attack, Sasuke has to absorb chakra from the Nine-Tailed Beasts. Only then can he collect them, create a lighnting infused bow and arrow, and fire a dangerously strong attack. This attack is said to be even stronger than Naruto’s Rasenshuriken ability. 2 Worthless: Naruto’s Special Jutsu
In all of the seriousness of dramatic, dangerous ninja battles, Naruto works very hard to include light-hearted comedy. One of the most consistent sources of this comedy is Naruto himself and all of his unconventional antics. One of his most infamous, wild antics is his inappropriate, gender-bending jutsu.
To make himself laugh and to shock potential victims, such as Jiraiya, Naruto occasionally transforms into a young women, leaving nothing to the imagination. It really takes any opponent by surprise. However, other than a few uncomfortable laughs, it has little practical value and is basically worthless — at least, when it comes to battling. 1 Powerful: Tailed Beast Bomb
The Tailed Beasts are some of the most intimidating monsters in the Naruto universe. While sealed within their hosts, they aren’t too much of a danger. However, once released, or when a host is transformed, they are able to unleash their full power.
When in beast form, they can create an immensely powerful attack called the Tailed Beast Bomb. The Beasts must collect chakra in their mouths and perfect a ratio between positive and negative chakra. Then, once the black chakra is ready, they release it in a devastating attack. Beasts or hosts can fire the ball as is or turn it into a beam. Tailed Beasts are tremendously powerful creatures that people shouldn’t trifle with.’ —
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Sony Pictures’ upcoming animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, following the first wave of reviews. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, and produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller ( The LEGO Movie ), the movie follows Brooklyn teen Miles Morales as he tries to figure out how to be the best Spider-Man he can be – with a little help from some strange new friends.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is lining up for a strong opening weekend upon its general release next week, and that will surely only be helped by the movie earning a 100% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes , with 49 reviews counted so far. Early reviews have praised the movie’s unique and stylized visual palette, its exhilarating action, its humor, and the characterization of Miles Morales as a well-intentioned but inexperienced fledgling superhero, who is carrying a very heavy weight upon his young shoulders.
Rotten Tomatoes scores measure the percentage of movie reviews that are either generally positive or generally negative, so a 100% “Perfect” score doesn’t necessarily mean that critics think the movie itself is perfect – just that it hasn’t received any negative reviews. That being said, the average rating for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is currently 9/10, meaning that critics think the movie is pretty close to being perfect.
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‘Supernatural’ Cast on Season 14, the 300th Episode, and the Show’s Record-Breaking Legacy
Collider was in Vancouver recently to attend the red-carpet celebration of Supernatural ’s upcoming 300 th episode, and cast members took a few moments to talk about what makes the show so special. Warning: there are minor spoilers from the November 29th episode, “Unhuman Nature,” in some of the comments. First up: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles (Sam and Dean Winchester).
Collider: In bringing back departed characters by creating the Apocalypse World story arc, does that give you a thrill as an actor to play against different versions of Bobby, your Mom, Charlie, and others?
JARED PADALECKI: One of the things that we can do in Supernatural , one of the reasons that I attribute to it lasting so long, is that we have a relationship with the writers and producers and directors and our fandom that we can do those f*cking crazy things. We can go like, “Hey, we want Mom back, so let’s create an apocalypse world,” and bring her back and play out what would happen. You know, the place with these ironically very real dreams. What would happen if they come back, what would those emotions be like with that experience? And so, for me as an actor, you really get something to sink your teeth into. And I’ve talked to some actors, some friends, who’ve done long shows. I was on a long show before this one and I’ve known actors who did similar shows and I realized I might just stop getting a chance to work out, to flex my muscles, to see if I knew how to act, to do something different. So that certainly has never been the case with Supernatural . Image via Phillip Chin/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Collider: Is human Jack basically Castiel 2.0?
PADALECKI: I like to tease him that he is. Yeah, he’s funny because he’s over there right now and he’s funny because we tease him and razz him and we’re like, you could be Misha’s kid!
Collider: On the show, you have the scary elements, you have the funny moments, but you also have the stuff that touches your heart, like when Dean teaches Jack to drive in the latest episode. Those are the things you guys do so well because it’s all about the basic human relationships of the characters.
PADALECKI: That’s the irony. The juxtaposition is kind of what makes this show work, in that we’ve tried to base it in very human aspects, right? So, we see the son of Lucifer, the son of a human mother talking with Dean, who is by all intents and purposes, just human and they make sense of it. They make it very real and very personal. So that’s another reason why the show’s been on so long.
Collider: One thing that struck me in the latest episode is Dean teaching Jack to drive, which caused me to start flashing back. It seems like Baby is a touchstone for Dean, as far as him opening up, showing a nurturing side or the soft side of Dean, like when Dean taught Sam how to fix the car and how Dean and his Dad bonded over the car. What’s the relationship there? Is it because Dean is in a safe place with Baby and it allows you to take the wall down a little and show everybody the real Dean?
JENSEN ACKLES: It’s almost if you want to make it a childlike scenario, it would be his blanket. It’s his safety device when things go wrong, and you’ll see actually in the episode that we just shot, things are starting to go wrong for Dean and he gets up says, “I need to go for a drive,” and Sam says, “Well let me get my stuff. I’ll come with you.” “No, I just need me and Baby and a long road.” So, I think that it is a touchstone for Dean. It’s an entity that I think is just a safe place for him. So, when trying to extend a bit of an olive branch to Jack, there’s one indescribable olive branch he can extend and that’s “Let’s go for a drive.” Image via Phillip Chin/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Collider: 14 seasons. What is it about Supernatural that resonates with the fans and makes the show so special?
ACKLES: I mean, it’s a variety of things. I think it begins with the relationship with the brothers. I think that’s the soul of the show. But I also think it’s this crazy world that they live in: this wild west of angels and demons and fighting this unbelievable fight where they’re against all odds, where no human being should ever stand a chance, yet they somehow find a way to stand a chance. And I think it resonates with audiences because I’ve heard that in a lot in feedback I’ve gotten, not just when I needed an escape so I watch Supernatural but when I was sick, or when I lost my Mother, or when I was going through a tough time, it was the brothers that gave me the strength to keep fighting, and it was their story that inspired me to keep fighting. And I think that resilience, who these two are together is, is one of the things that people really attach themselves to, and I’m proud of that.
Next up is Misha Collins , who plays Sam and Dean’s brother from another mother, the angel Castiel. Here he talks about his relationship with Jack, the spawn of Lucifer ( Mark Pellegrino ) and a human mother.
Collider: Since Jack has lost his powers and is essentially mortal, a lot of his experiences make him appear almost like he’s Castiel 2.0 because he’s going through the same things your character did, like the episode when he’s hunting for the first time ever with Dean. They have very similar comedic beats .
MISHA COLLINS: I think it’s been an opportunity to cast me as the role of a mentor to Jack. I’ve been through this, I can show you the ropes. Cas is literally the only one in the universe who knows what Jack’s going through, the only one who’s in a position to shepherd him through that. So, I think Cas welcomes that responsibility.
Collider: How many trench coats do you think you’ve gone through in your run on the show so far?
COLLINS: 50? Yeah, 50 sounds like a good number.
Batting cleanup is Mark Pellegrino, who plays the deliciously evil Lucifer. He gives his take on that character, as well as his troubled human vessel Nick’s struggles this season. Image via Phillip Chin/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Collider: Can you walk me through your thought process for the role? You’ve said before that he’s supposed to be the baddest guy on the planet, but what I like about your performance is the impish aspect of Lucifer that’s almost always at the forefront. Is that a writer thing or is that something that you were looking to do for your portrayal of such an iconic character?
MARK PELLEGRINO: I think it’s a writer thing because it was sort of there from the beginning. He had a quiet sort of sly, dry sense of humor and everything. Even the horrible things were understated and that was sort of the humor of Lucifer, which became a little bit more pronounced in the episodes where he became an imaginary character in Sam’s head. So that’s a writing thing that writers put out there and they make the suggestions through the dialogue and I play with it, and I sort of experiment every take and figure out sort of what makes sense and works. So, it’s writing plus trial and error.
Collider: Nick, the human side of your character, is very lost at sea right now. The fact that he’s calling for Lucifer to inhabit his vessel again, is that just desperation or is he an addict that craves being possessed?
PELLEGRINO: I think that’s it. I think you’re onto something right there. I think he discovered in the revenge process that doing bad things actually excites him. It does something different to him than he thought it would and it opens up that remembrance of the time when he had no law, no rules binding him and that was very empowering. So, I think he wants that power again.
And finally, Alexander Calvert weighs in on what Jack is going through, and what the future holds for his character.
Collider: In your character arc, you go from one of the most powerful beings in the universe to someone who’s basically back to an almost child-like state where you have to learn everything about the world around you. Is that a good stretch for you as an actor?
ALEXANDER CALVERT: Yeah, I mean what I like about the show is almost anything is possible, right? So, whatever the writers throw at you, it’s just kind of like what you have to deal with. So, for me to be the most powerful being, to learn that power, and then to lose it is a lot of fun up and down stuff for me.
Collider: At the end of the latest episode Jack collapsed and is in a very bad way. Where does he go from here? Do you have a preview?
CALVERT: Yeah, I’m basically calling it Jack’s first and last joy ride. So, I try to do the things he never got to do and he tries to bang those out in the next episodes.
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