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Body Replacement Technique

Body Replacement Technique

Name

Kanji

変わり身の術

Rōmaji

Kawarimi no Jutsu

Literal English

Body Replacement Technique

Debut

Era Debut

Part I

Used First

Ryū Shinzō (Founder of Ninjutsu)

Status

Can Be Copied

Data

Classification

Ninjutsu, General skill

Ninja Rank

Academy Student

Rank

E-Rank

Class

Supplementary

Range

Short to Mid range

Hand-seals

Ram → Boar → Ox → Dog → Snake (Academy Students → Chūnin)

Other Jutsu

Derived Jutsu

Snake-Style Body Replacement Technique

Users
  • Various Characters

This is a General Ninjutsu and one of the first techniques developed by the Founder of Ninjutsu, Ryū Shinzō. With this technique, users replace their own body with some other object, generally with a block of wood, the moment an attack lands. This creates an optical illusion, making the enemy think the attack was successful. From this, the user can use the lapse in the enemy's attention to attack or flee from the battlefield. Explosive tags can be attached to the replacement for an added surprise. It's a basic ninjutsu even taught at the Academy, but it's a useful art that can be applied in variety of situations.

This technique requires chakra that depends on the weight of the object, the distance traveled to reach said object, and the distance to reappear at. Most ninja prefer to replace themselves with the nearest and the most lightest object to reduce chakra usage.

Trivia

  • This technique was copied from Narutopedia's page Body Replacement Technique with only minor edits to fit the Role-play forum, Naruto FantasyWorld.
  • This technique is sometimes referred to as the Empty Cicada Technique (空蝉の術, Utsusemi no Jutsu) in other stories (not to be confused with the Empty Cicada Shell Technique, which bears the exact same kanji). This name refers to the empty shell a cicada leaves after moulting.
  • In Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2, Akamaru is seen using this technique, except instead of using a log, he uses a bone.