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Tenseigan Symbol






Literal English

Reincarnation Eye



Known Wielders


The Tenseigan (転生眼; Literally meaning "Reincarnation Eye") is a powerful dōjutsu utilized primarily by the Ōtsutsuki Clan, manifesting in rare select few members of it, though under the right circumstances those of the Hyūga Clan heritage may obtain it as well. It is characterized by blue pupils and irides which contain a white, floral pattern.


Tenseigan Activated

Tenseigan is activated.

To awaken the Tenseigan a couple of conditions must be met. First off one must be of the Ōtsutsuki or their sufficiently strong heritage, though being a Hyūgan with a modicum of ingrained genetic material from their ancestral clan may also prove sufficient. Secondly one must possess a pair of Byakugan, preferably their original eyes though implanted ones have also been known to suffice.

Initially the eyes are no different from any other Byakugan, but should their owner then be subjected to the energies of the Tenseigan Altar, a maturation process will be triggered. The time taken varies depending on the purity of the eyes, the purer the better, though is regardless of the case accompanied by sporadic periods of pulsating pain; radiating outwards from the eyes, each seizure is more intense than the last, growing from a mild inconvenience in the beginning to crippling torment near the end, strong enough to leave even the most hardy individuals writhing and near paralyzed on the ground.

It is fully possible for one to die during it all, if not during implantation of the eyes or required DNA then how excruciatingly stressful the maturation can be on the body. Should he or she survive however eventually their Tenseigan will awaken, their eyes now sporting a distinct pupil surrounded by the characteristic, white/blue glow, remaining radiant even when none of its abilities are being utilized.


The Tenseigan allows the user to control both attractive and repulsive forces, similar to the Rinnegan. Additionally, it also grants the wielder Tenseigan Chakra Mode, which in turn gives the user an increase in speed, power, strength, durability, and reflexes. It also grants the user all five Nature Transformations and Yin–Yang Release, along with the ability to manifest compressed spheres of Tenseigan chakra. These spheres can be manipulated in various ways, and are quite destructive even on their own.

For all its might however, it is possible for the Tenseigan to lose its power as well, should the wielder either suffer devastating amounts of damage or have their connection with the Tenseigan Altar cut. Should either of the two happen, their eyes will degrade back into a normal Byakugan, and will require re-introduction to the altar and surviving another maturation process.

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