Village: Konohagakure, the Village Hidden in Leaves
The Inuzuka tend to be thin, dark-haired people with slit-like pupils, large canine teeth and long, thick fingers. Universal to clan members, though not natural, are two red fang-shaped tattoos engraved on the cheek, just above the jawbone. These are given to children of the clan when they learn to walk, considered the age at which the child is likely to survive into adulthood. Larger, more intricate tattoos are awarded to shinobi of the clan as they progress through the ranks, but even non-shinobi will bear the Inuzuka fangs.
The Inuzuka is the clan left behind. Eternally in the shadows of the two mightiest clans in Konohagakure, the Uchiha and the Hyuuga, the disreputable Inuzuka have taken to a policy of extroversion, forcing themselves into the affairs of the city and rewarding their members who choose to follow the way of the shinobi. Few foreigners will recognize the clan, despite their vividly distinct mannerisms, and the only fame they enjoy is among other beast-using clans. In that realm the Inuzuka still reign supreme, seen as the rival to beat by many of the great animal-clans of the world. In the wake of the attack by Otogakura and Sunagakure, the common opinion among the Leaf shinobi is that the city was depleted, especially with the loss of their final remaining Uchiha. This opinion is considered a direct insult by the Inuzuka, who see the combined strength of the Hyuuga and Inuzuka clans as more than enough to sustain the city. Few others seem to share this opinion, however, dismissing the Inuzuka as freely now as they did when the Uchiha carried the city through peaceful times.
Internally, the clan has known nothing but unity since the times of the Second Hokage. Looked down on by the greater clans of the village and ignored by the administration since the Third, the members of this 'second-rate' clan typically have only each other to which to look for support and friendship. They have their own internal hierarchy, with the strongest of the clan serving as Chieftain and the wisest governing beneath him as the Elders. Crimes and civil issues are typically resolved within the clan, with ANBU and law-enforcement personnel often turned away at the border of the clan's territory. Many holidays and festivals are held only by the Inuzuka, with an extremely select group of outsiders discreetly invited. The most important of these, the Nidaime Celebration, is held annually to celebrate the birth of the Second Hokage. Even non-Inuzuka spouses of clan members are forbidden to attend; only trueborn members of the clan may join in the celebration, though the entire village can hear their music once the celebration begins.
The official census of Konohagakure lists 221 members of the Inuzuka clan, most of them less than twenty years old. This is genuinely absurd, of course, there being less than one hundred Inuzuka in the village, but the number remains unchanged. The Inuzuka will not suffer disrespect to their dogs, seen as equals in their eyes, and insist that they be counted and treated as individuals in all respects. An Inuzuka shinobi will typically receive his or her first canine battle partner at the age of ten, seen as a rite of passage in the clan. Inuzuka dogs are bred for unmatched intelligence and longevity, most living past twenty years of age and some past thirty. An Inuzuka shinobi will be given a new combat dog every ten years, sometimes accumulating three or even four dogs at a time. Dog-nin are difficult to properly breed and are highly prized. Thus, a shinobi receives a new battle partner only as a gift, from friends or neighbors, to prevent a corner on the market.
Any foreign shinobi that recognize a lone Inuzuka will do so by the red fang-shaped tattoos on their cheeks, trademark of the clan and their most distinguishing feature. More tattoos are traditionally given to male Inuzuka as they gain promotions and status, sprawling out from the chest and reaching to the arms, back, and legs. The size, shape, and quality of these tattoos are points of pride to the men of the clan, making Inuzuka tattoo artists quit rich and revered even by those outside of the clan. Women don't traditionally receive status tattoos, most considering them too audacious or simply too masculine. They are not prevented from displaying their rank through body art, however, and a few notable exceptions to the rule have proven thus.
The Inuzuka began as wild men, half-sentient savages that saw themselves as feral as the wolves with which they ran. Native to the forests of the Country of Fire, they were still attacking enemies with sharpened sticks while the Hyuuga clan was perfecting the Divine Spin maneuver. It was the work of a single man, whose only name was Kietsu, which eventually brought the scattered nomads together into a single clan. When Kietsu was a grown man a new threat, the Ashineko clan, began to hunt the wild dogs of the Country of Fire and slaughter any wild men found in their presence. Kietsu saw the order and direction with which the unified clan operated and was amazed. He rallied the surviving dogs and men and led them in a sweeping annihilation of the Ashineko. Once they had finished this task and secured their existence, the followers of Kietsu remained in the small, but comfortable village that the Ashineko had built for themselves near the northern border of the Country of Fire, where the forest thickened as it was fed by natural springs.
Kietsu led the cabal in its efforts for survival until his death when his son, Kietsuno Inuzuka, took control. Inuzuka was a thinking man, better suited to diplomacy than battle, and he quickly realized the benefits of forming a singular force and aligning that force with other clans. He established the men and their dogs, who lived in the village along with them, as the Inu clan and went with his partner Shimaru to speak with the leaders of the strongest clans of the time, the Aburame and the Hyuuga. He informed them of the existence of the Inu clan, demonstrated some of their primitive fighting tactics and their ability to speak with the canid, to varying results. None denied that they were a true clan, with distant relations evident and clear stylings to unite the whole, but few believed that they had potential to rise above the countless other clans struggling to establish themselves.
It is said among the Inuzuka that, during this journey, the art of tattooing became known to Inuzuka. His people had long spread the blood of their fallen enemies on their faces as proof of their might, letting it set as long as it would to keep the color in their cheeks. Learning of the inkwork of the eastern clans brought Inuzuka great joy, and he brought the technology back with him to his clansmen. Thus began the tradition of inking the faces of the young that establish their strength.
Inuzuka and Shimaru returned to their small town thinking themselves failures. No other clan had decided to align themselves with the Inu, and he had learned of the existence of a hundred other clans more powerful than his own. There, convinced of their own disastrous failure, Shimaru and Inuzuka died their respective deaths of old age, living out the last of their days among their clansmen.
Several years following the deaths of Kietsuno Inuzuka and Shimaru, a messenger came upon his followers with a summons to a new city of shinobi, the Village Hidden in Leaves. Aparently, some members of the Aburame clan had made note of Inuzuka and his abilities some time ago and told the city's founder, the Hokage, that a bestial clan may be useful. The summons called for the "Clan of Inuzuka" to report to the city for negotiations regarding their permanent relocation. Taking up the new name "Inuzuka" in honor of their dead hero, the clan migrated south to Konohagakure and joined with the Hokage.
After decades of experimenting with the shinobi tactics they learned in their new city, the Inuzuka had progressed little from their original methods. Their weapons were improved and they employed new, powerful chakra control techniques, but no real definitive style had emerged among the clan. With the passing of the First Hokage came a revelation for the clan. The new Hokage, known as Nidaime, was a relative of the clan from the first generation to be born inside of Konohagakure, and he held a special place in his heart for his sire-clan. Working with his incredible skill and vast influence, he taught the Inuzuka advanced techniques to employ as beast-users, taijutsu artists, and as the savage men they knew they were. In one generation, their power increased tenfold.
With the passing of the Second and the reign of the Third, the Inuzuka once again fell into obscurity. The Uchiha, a relatively young clan, gained favor quickly with their unstoppable doujutsu, the Sharingan. Just behind them were the Hyuuga, long established as the oldest and most sophisticated clan in the country. The Inuzuka seemed insignificant, possessing nothing that could not be outmatched by another clan; the Aburame were superior strategists, the Hyuuga were the great taijutsu artists of the village, and none dared challenge the sheer destructive force of the Akimichi. Even with the depletion of the village by the Sound and Sand, little is expected from the backwater dog clan. Their history of reigning from third place has yet to be broken.
The Inuzuka do not possess bloodline techniques, per se, but several abilities are innate to clan members. Every Inuzuka, shinobi and civilian alike, has the ability to speak and understand the language of dogs, wolves and foxes. This is not a taught ability, nor is it truly instinct. The bond between the animals and men is mysterious, but its effects are obvious. Man and beast can communicate in battle, devising strategies within plain hearing of their enemies, and give nothing away.
The chakra system of Inuzuka widens near the nose and ears, increasing the strength of these senses by several times. By concentrating their chakra in these areas, Inuzuka shinobi can enhance these senses even further, resulting in hearing that is hundreds of times more powerful than a normal humans and a sense of smell that one thousand times as powerful as is normal. Inversely, advanced shinobi can learn to drain chakra from these areas, dulling their own senses in times of panic or excess stimuli.
On the usage of dog-nin:
Dog-nins are the tools of the Inuzuka clan. An Inuzuka ninja recieves a dog-nin as a gift from friends or kin at every decade birthday, and always one at a time. The only exception to this rule is if the shinobi's last remaining dog-nin is injured beyond usage, killed, or mortally sick before the decade birthday arrives, when a new dog will be gifted to the shinobi. Because dog-nin of the Inuzuka clan can live to be more than thirty, an old Inuzuka can have as many as four dog-nin at any given time.
The example of Inuzuka Hana (Kiba's sister), who has three seemingly-identical dogs, is considered a special instance. Such instances will be considered during application, but will only be accepted with good reason.
In an application, only three stats apply to your dogs: HP, Strength, and Intelligence. A dog-nin's Agility is equal to that of his master in all respects. Because the HP of a dog-nin is fixed, there is not need for Endurance, and because they are incapable of throwing projectiles or casting offensive ninjustu they need no Accuracy. When a dog-nin does use chakra, it is taken from the owner's chakra. This is done to prevent RPers from using pets as a supply for additional chakra in battle.
Dog-nin that the owner has had for more than ten years recieve 1/2 of that owner's free stat points to place in Strength and Intelligence and 1/2 of their owner's HP. Dogs that have been with the owner for less than ten years recieve 1/4 the owner's base HP and 6 stat points. If an RPer earns two stat points through RPing, EACH dog owned by that character recieves ONE stat point.
Dog-nin can perform taijutsu in Man Beast Clone form. However, they may not perform taijutsu techniques other than those of the Inuzuka clan. A dog-nin cannot, for example, perform the Crushing Palm technique, even if his master knows this technique. He can only use generic taijutsu strikes (punches, kicks, etc.) and Inuzuka taijutsu techniques. The dog-nin uses these technique just as the owner would, and thus recieves the same benefits from the Fumeiyo no Soshaku as would the owner.
Fumeiyo no Soshaku, Inuzuka-Style Taijutsu
- Canid Speak [Inugo]
All Inuzuka, civilian and shinobi alike, have the ability to speak and understand the language of dogs, wolves and foxes plainly. This can be used at any time and is considered to be just as accurate and concise as normal speech. | Academy | Inuzuka clan members only
- Lockjaw [Hashoufuu]
A simple technique in which the user bites the opponent and, with a token amount of chakra, forces their mouth closed. Though this is difficult to set up properly, it can be devastating at higher levels and will eventually break bones. | Chakra- 15 (inc) | Damage- 15 (inc) | Academy | Inuzuka clan only, academy students and genin may pay up to 15 chakra, chuunin may pay 30, ANBU may pay 60, jounin may pay 90, S-ranked and sennin may pay 120
NOTE: Most bones will break at the 60-chakra mark, pending some form of armor or defense.
- Sticky Palm Dust [Hirate no Chiri Betabeta]
A truly dishonorable maneuver, the Sticky Palm charges the user's hand with a thin layer of chakra, allowing dust, sand or soil from the ground to stick to it when placed flat against the ground (or any dusty surface). During taijutsu combat, this soil can be released and, if aimed properly, thrown into the opponent's eyes as a distraction. The layer is thin and the technique requires no hand seals, allowing for a surprise attack that is difficult to detect and can be prepared far in advance. Part of the Inuzuka-style taijutsu. | Chakra- 3 to activate, 1 per post to hold | Range- 3 feet | Academy | Aim is determined by Agility rather than Accuracy
- Sucker Punch [Sentou Kyuuban]
A basic but very potent technique designed to cause a token amount of damage and catch an enemy off-guard. After spotting or creating a small opening in the defenses of the enemy during taijutsu, the user simply throws a single punch into an inactive part of the opponent's body. This is usually the stomach, chest, hips or throat, and it's often enough to stun an enemy long enough to back away or deliver a second, more powerful attack. Part of the Inuzuka clan taijutsu. | Damage- User's Agility - Opponent's Agility | Genin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Level 2, must have higher agility than opponent
- Beast Mimicry: Four Legs Technique [Shikyaku no Jutsu]
An Inuzuka enhancement technique that curves the user's spine, allowing them to stand, walk, run and fight on all fours. This drastically increases the speed with which the user can move and attack, allowing even genin to move too fast for low-level shinobi to see. | Chakra- 24 | Increases Agility by 1 for genin, 2 for chuunin and ANBU, 3 for jounin and S-ranked, 5 for sennin | Genin | Inuzuka clan members only, canceled with any transformation [henge] technique
Beast Mimicry: Nature's Tools Technique [Yajuugu no Jutsu]
An enhancement ninjutsu that grants the user longer nails, which harden into claws; longer canine teeth, large enough to do damage but not prevent the jaw from opening; and a wider, more bestial face to facilitate their use. | Chakra- 15 | Damage: Each claw does needle damage (does not apply to punches), each bite does 2x kunai damage (added to damage from Lockjaw technique) | Genin | Inuzuka clan members only
Beast Man Clone [Juujin Buunshin]
Transformation ninjutsu that transform both Inuzuka user and canine battle partner into semi-human clones. This is a physical change only- nonverbal dogs will not gain the power of speech, and once one of the combatants is knocked out the effect is cancelled (for that combatant only). Both user and dog gain the benefits of Beast Mimicry: Four Legs Technique and Beast Mimicry: Nature's Tools Technique. | Chakra- 35 (pay once for both man and dog) | Grants benefits of both Four Legs and Nature's Tools techniques for both man and dog, dog becomes clone of user (is physically identical and takes on identical statistics, except for intelligence) | Advanced genin | Inuzuka clan members only, must know both Beast Mimicry techniques
- Piercing Fang [Tsuuga]
A low-level Inuzuka taijutsu that sends the user into a chaotic, violent spin. Though mere contact with this is dangerous and extremely painful, a direct hit from the user delivers immense damage. Young Inuzuka can rend flesh and induce heavy bleeding. Inuzuka taijutsu specialists can rip opponents apart with a direct hit, severing muscles and tearing at organs. Though the attack can be blocked by those with outstanding strength, the damage taken while blocking is only slightly less than that taken from a standard hit. Though the user becomes fearsome at close range and able to deflect most projectiles in this state, the Piercing Fang maneuver lowers his range of vision and makes him vulnerable to ninjutsu. Part of the Inuzuka clan taijutsu. | Chakra- 20 per post | Damage- 4 x Agility for direct hit, 2 x Agility for graze | Advanced genin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Level 3, must have Beast Effect Ninpou activated
- Double Piercing Fang [Gatsuuga]
Identical to the Piercing Fang technique, but done in tandem with the user's canine battle partner/s. Multiple users makes the technique more difficult to dodge and increases the potential damage. Part of the Inuzuka clan taijutsu. | Chakra- 20 + 10 per canine per post | Damage- 4 x Agility for direct hit, 2 x Agility for graze | Advanced genin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Level 3, must have Beast Effect Ninpou and Human Effect Ninpou activated
- Air Dynamic Marking [Kuuchuu Dainamikku Ma-kingu]
A technique performed solely by an Inuzuka's dog companion involving urinating on the enemy, usually while airborne. While somewhat distasteful, the target of this technique can no longer hide from the Inuzuka user and can be tracked for miles. The urine itself is highly acidic, burning fiercely if shot directly into the target's eyes. | Chakra- 20 | Damage- 10 per post (if sprayed into eyes, 20 damage maximum, irritation remains until washed) | Genin | Inuzuka dog-nin only
- Two-Headed Wolf Transformation [Soutourou]
A combination-transformation technique that allows the user and a single canine battle partner to transform into a significantly larger two-headed wolf. Wolf-form endows the user with enormous strength, outstanding speed, and the biological weapons associated with larger claws, two massive jaws, and highly acidic bodily fluids. | Chakra- 80 | Effect- Strength +4, Agility +2, Intelligence -4 (Wolf works off of user's stats, not dog's), allows user to use Air Dynamic Marking for offensive purposes | Chuunin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Intelligence > 4
- Double Wolf Fang [Garouga]
The ultimate form of the Piercing Fang technique, this combines the Tsuuga's ability to deal pain with the fearsome strength of the Two-Headed Wolf. The rotation speed of the user increases to an astounding level, reducing his visibility to nearly zero but forming shock waves that damage anything that comes within range. A minor graze from this technique is enough to cause serious injury, and a direct hit will put an end to just about any fight. Because of the limited visibility maintained by this technique and the large amount of white noise generated by the user, smell is the only sense by which a target can be tracked. Thus, the opponent being targeted must be stationary, extremely odoriferous, or marked with the Air Dynamic Marking technique for this technique to be effective. Part of the Inuzuka-style taijutsu. | Chakra- 50 per post | Damage- 10x(Agility+Strength) for direct hit, 3x(Agility+Strength) for graze, Agility+Strength for shock wave (range of three meters) | Advanced chuunin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Level 4, must be in Two-Headed Wolf form
- Advanced Senses [Ishiki Seiei no Jutsu]
Charges the Inuzuka user's nose and ears with chakra, elevating their hearing and sense of smell to hundreds of times those of a normal human being. This makes the Inuzuka vulnerable to powerful, offensive stimuli, but increases their detection range and response time in battle dramatically. | Chakra- 15 per post | Chuunin
- Blind Warrior Technique [Tsuwamono o Ankoku no Jutsu]
One of the great ideals of the Inuzuka clan is to be able to fight in any conditions, including those of zero visibility. By managing their advanced senses, keeping them in check but still highly active, the user's brain can create an image of the world around it without the use of eyesight. Smell is used to track the movements of the opponent, while hearing reveals the subtle actions of every object in the area. Some details of the fight can only be noted visibly, but hearing and smell can also pick up other details that would not have been visible to ordinary fighters, often with superior timing and accuracy. Low-level Inuzuka must concentrate to achieve this state, but to advanced fighters this form comes as second nature. | Chakra- 25 per post for chuunin or ANBU, 15 per post for jounin or S-rank, 10 per post for sennin | Chuunin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Stage 4 or higher, eyes must remain closed for duration of technique
- Wild Grip Technique [Nigiri Arai no Jutsu]
Among the few genjutsu of the Inuzuka clan, Nature's Grip gives the target the illusion that the surrounding natural features (trees, animals, grass, even rivers) have turned against them in favor of the user, striking out as though animate. The true use of this technique is that the user can control the illusion, using it to guide the target into position or stop an advance. The target will feel real pain if struck, but no damage is dealt and knockouts are rare. | Chakra- 40 | ANBU | Inuzuka clan members only
- Call of the Wild Technique [Mikon no Meshi no Jutsu]
Used in place of actual summoning, though using the same seals and motions, this technique sends a signal through the ground to other Inuzuka and canines in the area, perceived as a cry for help even by feral dogs and wolves. Inuzuka brethren are able to sense and respond to this distress signal, and canines will instinctually come to the assistance of the user. Those bound to the blood contract of the dog or the wolf will be able to sense this technique as well, but may not understand it. Wild dogs summoned by this technique cannot use Inuzuka techniques, but can still serve as invaluable minions in any fight. | Chakra- 25 | ANBU | Inuzuka clan members only, 25km range, maximum summon of two feral dogs/wolves or one Inuzuka (if NPC, cannot be of higher rank than user)
- Vanishing Quarry Technique [Mokuhyou Kieusemasu]
With their advanced knowledge of the wild and its elusive animals, an Inuzuka can learn to contain his chakra signature, soften his footfalls, and even contain his own smell for a short period of time. Anyone attempting to tack or follow the user of this technique would find nothing to betray their position or direction, just as if they had vanished during the hunt. This can only be maintained for a little while, but it is a worthy fox-trick that will throw off many of the most devoted pursuers. The only possible method of following the user would be with the Hyuuga Byakugan, which could spot the user visually or, if the Byakugan user is of very high level, follow the Inuzuka's footprints. | Chakra- 30 for both man and dog (per post) | ANBU | Inuzuka clan members only, three post maximum (must go one post without this tech activated before next use)
- Muffled World Technique [Yochi Seishuku no Jutsu]
A panic technique that drains the user's ears and nose of chakra, the Muffled World Technique prevents sensory overload in situations of intense stimuli. Because of the unique design of the Inuzuka chakra circulatory system, which emphasizes the nose and ears, this technique requires actual effort to bring about and maintain. | Chakra- 10 per post | ANBU | Inuzuka clan members only
- Focused Truth Technique [Shinsou no Jutsu]
An alternative to Kai, the Focused Truth technique charges the user's senses with chakra, an Inuzuka method to multiply surrounding stimuli. Normal genjutsu will eventually betray some flaw in their design or execution, some subtle inconsistency of perspective that cannot be removed. The genjutsu is quickly dispelled, but for the brief moment this technique is active any sensory images the genjutsu created will become extremely intense. What effect this will have on the user ranges from discomfort to sensory overload. This technique will not work on genjutsu that require direct contact with the user or are cast through music, which tend to be more complete and powerful, or the various genjutsu of the Sharingan. | Chakra- Same as genjutsu | Jounin | Inuzuka clan members only, must realize that genjutsu is present before usage
- Tendon Rip Technqiue [Kenkatsu no Jutsu]
A simple yet difficult taijutsu technique, the Tendon Rip is demonstrative of the Inuzuka view of opponents: anything goes. When behind the opponent, the user charges his own claws with chakra and rends the flesh behind his opponent's knee. Though the tendons of the leg are not completely severed and will heal in a few hours with ijutsu, the target is badly damaged and notably slowed if this technique is executed properly. Over-use of the damaged limb will result in furthering the damage. Part of the Inuzuka-style taijutsu. | Chakra- 60 | Damage- 80 + 20 each time the target uses a leg-based taijutsu attack (either leg) | Jounin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Stage 5 or higher, must be behind opponent
- Beast Mimicry: Acrobat Technique
Using their own body as a counterbalance and chakra to enhance the effect, the user of this technique can maneuver mildly while falling or leaping, allowing them to guide themselves around an airborne enemy or hit a very specific target upon landing. Long plunges can be taken safely with this technique slowing the user's descent, feeding the common Inuzuka hunger for adrenaline. It is not effortless, however, requiring constant movement and effort on the part of the user to alter their own descent so drastically. Alternatively, this can be used to enhance any midair melee attacks (including the Piercing Fang, which is considered to be a midair attack) by adding momentum to their delivery. The effect is heightened when used in conjunction with Beast Mimicry: Four Legs or Beast Man Clone. Part of the Inuzuka-style taijutsu. | Chakra-50 | Damage bonus to airborne melee attacks- Normal damage x2 | Jounin | Inuzuka clan members only, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Stage 5 or higher, must have Agility >10, cannot use in Two-Headed Wolf form, no movement may be made directly lateral or at all vertical during a fall (no flight), does not count as the one technique per post
- Orbiting Clones Technique [Kidomasu Buunshin no Jutsu]
Performed exclusively with the help of the user's canine partner in Beast Man Clone, this is a specialized technique meant to confound the opponent. The user and dog run circles around the stationary opponent, following him if he moves and halting when he stops. The two identical forms, moving at such high speed with such regular movement, blur together into a solid band of color, making he two of them indistinguishable from the empty space of the circle, much less each other. Once this state has been established, one of the two Inuzuka crosses the circle and strikes the opponent at regular intervals and at the same high speed, subsequently merging seamlessly back into the circle. This can continue as long as the user and dog can keep it up and becomes even more effective with multiple animals working with the user. Part of the Inuzuka-style taijutsu. | Chakra-30 (per post) | Damage- 50 (per strike) | Jounin | Inuzuka clan members only, requires Fumeiyo no Soshaku Stage 5 or higher, must have Agility >10 and >opponent's, must be active for one post before user may begin striking opponent, both user and canine must be in Beast Man Clone form
- Chakra Dog Technique [Inu Chakura no Jutsu]
Invented by the Second Hokage himself for the few Inuzuka determined to work in ninjutsu and genjutsu rather than taijutsu, the Chakra Dog form is a defense against powerful physical enemies and an enhancement for the user's own ninjutsu and taijutsu. This technique works similarly to a basic transformation, changing the user himself into a large dog (of varying description but typical size). This transformation also involves draining most of the user's own physical strength, converting it into pure chakra. Though this transformation makes the user physically weak and disables any potential for throwing items or using scrolls, it maintains their physical speed despite the drain on strength since the user's body is now much lighter and more agile. The primary benefit, however, comes with the user's enhanced chakra levels. Dog form eliminates the need for hand seals and allows the user to tap their physical strength for additional chakra reserves, streamlining their offensive and defensive powers in genjutsu and ninjutsu. | Effect: Strength reduced to 2, Chakra increases by 50 + 25 per strength point lost in this method. Endurance is reduced to 1 and the user's HP is reduced to base HP for that rank. | Jounin | Inuzuka clan only, cannot have Fumeiyo no Soshaku over Stage 3, effect cancelled only when user's HP=1 or Chakra=0 (knockout), must have 9>Strength>3
- Feral Grip Technique [Nigiri Mikon no Jutsu]
The corporeal version of the Wild Grip Technique, the Feral Grip Technique calls upon the user's connection to his natural environment and evokes the surroundings to restrain the target. Though grass and soil can do this quite effectively, trees and thorns are by far the best medium for this technique. Though plant life remains immobile, it can still reach and grip like any animal and are not affected by genjutsu or blackout conditions. The restrained opponent is then open to any sort of attack, ironically forcing them to be orderly in the face of Inuzuka chaos. | Chakra- 100 | S-rank | Inuzuka clan members only, lasts through one attack or, if not attacked, four posts
- Great Maw of Omotaimaru [Omotaimaru-sama no Hairiguchi Ooinaru]
A powerful ninjutsu that causes surrounding leaves and foliage to gather together in the form of a great dog's head. The figure is massive, at least twenty meters high, and is known to the Inuzuka as the Great Omotaimaru-sama. The great mouth of the dog is its main weapon, used to capture, grind, and hurl the target to the ground before the entire form simply crashes like a great green wave onto the enemy. This mighty technique is rarely employed for its power and complexity, but when it is finally unleashed it turns nature's fury onto whatever poor soul warranted its use. | Chakra- 200 | Damage- 300 | S-rank | Inuzuka clan members only, kinjutsu, requires nearby organic matter (plant life, fallen wood, etc.)
- Beast Mimicry: Thurmaturge Technique [Ookamimeijin]
Also known as the "Blind Werewolf Technique" (usually by those less familiar with the clan), this is the ultimate in Inuzuka enhancement transformation. The Thurmaturge transformation infuses the user and a single canine partner in a way that is far more compact and far more efficient than the Double-Headed Wolf, creating a human-sized form that is a perfectly equal blend of man and beast. Though definitely upright and obviously intelligent, the new form sports limbs and ears similar to those of a dog and is covered in insufferably thick hair, lending this technique its name. The user's claws and canines grow, but the most drastic change involves the rising cheekbones of the creature, which completely block out both eye sockets and force the user to rely on scent, smell and touch to fight. While this would normally be a disadvantage, the Thurmaturge form is precisely created to enhance the Inuzuka's secondary senses even further, making their perception of the world around them arguably better than when in normal form. All scents and sounds are easily detected and, in extreme cases, filtered, making such techniques as Air Dynamic Marking obsolete. The user's new form is faster, stronger, and by far more durable than any other bestial form from the Inuzuka, making this the ultimate donation of power by the clan of dogs. | Chakra- 200 | Effects: Strength + 8, Agility +10, Damage from Inuzuka-style taijutsu x3 | S-rank | Inuzuka clan members only, kinjutsu, must have Fumeiyo no Soshaku Stage 6, cannot know Chakra Dog Technique, requires unanimous staff approval