In the Naruto universe there are certain techniques that stand out from the rest because of their power, nature and how complicated they can be to learn. But, in this opportunity, we will talk about some skills that cannot be copied or learned by other ninjas called Kekkei Genkai.
Kekkei Genkai: unique jutsus
A Kekkei Genkai is a unique skill, technique or series of jutsu that cannot be learned or copied by any other ninja. In the Naruto universe, there are 3 types of Kekkei Genkai:
- Dojutsus: These are the ocular abilities possessed by some clans or people in the Naruto universe. The most famous are the Sharingan and its evolutions, the Rinnegan and the Byakugan. Although, there are other dojutsu that have unique abilities. Some are inherited, for example, the Sharingan and Byakugan, but others like the Rinnegan must be developed by meeting certain requirements.
- Nature skills: They are those skills that are developed by combining 2 or more chakra natures. In the world of Naruto there are 5 basic natures: water, earth, thunder, wind and fire. An elemental Kekkei Genkai is developed by combining two elements. For example, Mei Terumi is able to cast lava jutsu when she combines fire and earth.
- Genetic Kekkei Genkai: These develop at any point in the individual’s life. A clear example of this was the Ninja God Hashirama Senju, who was able to regenerate at a great speed. In addition, he was able to naturally manipulate the wood element.
Although this technique cannot be copied, it is possible to make an implant of a Kekkei Genkai.
In the case of Dojutsu, it is possible to remove the eyes of the original user, and implant them in another individual. It is also possible to modify the body at the genetic and structural level to develop certain techniques. This is why Hashirama cells are so precious because they have the ability to regenerate.
A Kekkei Genkai should never be confused with a Secret Jutsu, as these are skills developed by each clan, an example of this are the sealing Jutsus of the Uzumaki Clan.