Humans, generally, tend to have two eyes but the humans of Naruto sometimes have very special eyes. These so-called “eye techniques,” the Dōjutsu, give the users more power and possess some special abilities that can be utilized in battle. There are several such techniques in the series, and in this article, we are going to compare two of them to determine the more powerful one. The techniques in question are the Tenseigan and the Rinnegan, analyses of which you will be able to read in our article.
The Tenseigan might have more power on a basic level, but the Rinnegan is definitely more powerful. The main reason for that is its versatility and the fact that the Rinnegan gives the users almost godlike powers, whereas the Tenseigan gives “just” power. They are both quite useful and powerful, but in a direct clash, the Rinnegan would be better.
Now that you know the answer, let us see what’s in store for you in the article. Firstly, we are going to explain each of the eyes and what they can do. Secondly, we’re going to compare the eyes individually and then determine which among them is the strongest. Finally, you’re going to find out which of these techniques is stronger.
What is the Tenseigan in Naruto?
The Tenseigan is a Dōjutsu of the Otsutsuki clan. It is recognizable by a blurring white-blue iris with a blue pupil. The jutsu was discovered by Hamura Otsutsuki and later used by Toneri Otsutsuki. Story The combination of the chakra of the Hyuuga clan and the Otsutsuki clan causes a Byakugan to evolve into the Tenseigan. This was described thousands of years ago by Hamura Ootsutsuki and finally awakened by Toneri Otsutsuki in three stages:
- Stage 1: The Byakugan loses its milky white color and gets a blue border.
- Stage 2: There are now several colors, and the user suffers great pain.
- Stage 3: With the user still in great pain, the Tenseigan now resembles a colorful galaxy; the white is hardly recognizable.
Toneri stole Hanabi Hyuga’s eyes since his own were sealed within the Tenseigan’s energy orb. He awakened the eye technique after some time and planned to use it to destroy the earth by colliding with the moon. After the energy ball, consisting of countless Byakugan, was destroyed by Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga, it briefly looked as if the power of the jutsu had been destroyed as well. However, Toneri was now able to use the Tenseigan without the Energy Vessel.
The Tenseigan seems to regress once the owner, in this case, Toneri, has been defeated. Some powerful jutsus are possible with the help of the Tenseigan. Powerful attacks such as the Ginrin Tensei Baku and Kinrin Tensei Baku can also be used to increase physical abilities through the Tenseigan Chakra Mode. In addition, people and things can be attracted and repelled, similar to Rinnegan’s equivalent ability. The user also receives the Gudoudama and thus has control over all elements.
What is the Rinnegan in Naruto?
The Rinnegan is the most powerful of the three major Dōjutsu, the other two being the Byakugan and the Sharingan, all of which can be traced back to the Otsutsuki clan. It is also a Kekkei Genkai, but in contrast to the other two eye arts, it is only awakened extremely rarely and can, therefore, not be assigned to any clan. However, Hagoromo Otsutsuki’s Rinnegan is a Kekkei Moura.
The Rinnegan grants the caster godlike abilities and is represented as an all-purple eye with circles around the iris. According to legend, it is said to be sent from heaven in times of chaos, and its user becomes either a “god of creation” who brings peace to the world or a “destroyer” who reduces the world to nothing. Since it is rarely awakened, almost nothing is known about the circumstances of the same, except that one must be a descendant of Rikudou Sennin, since he was the first to awaken the Kekkei Genkai.
This was possible because Kaguya Otsutsuki, his mother, was able to awaken the original Rinne Sharingan beforehand. Madara Uchiha awakened the Rinnegan from its permanent Mangekyou Sharingan shortly before his death. In the Fourth Shinobi World War, he got his eyes back. Nagato got his Rinnegan from Madara Uchiha. However, the exact circumstances of this intervention are not known. Sasuke Uchiha attained the Rinnegan with six tomoe after Rikudou Sennin transferred part of his chakra to him. As with other eye arts, the Rinnegan can also be implanted, as demonstrated by Tobi and Madara in the Fourth Shinobi World War.
The Rinnegan grants the user godlike abilities. For example, Jiraiya said that thanks to Rinnegan, Nagato was able to master all the elements and was able to learn every jutsu he saw in a very short time. Arguably its most powerful and prominent abilities are the six paths, each granting the user incredible power, and the seventh path, which can even raise the dead.
The remaining six paths are the Tendou, which allows you to attract and repel matter and control gravity, and the Chikushoudou, which allows you to summon numerous Kuchiyose animals. The Shuradou, which allows you to transform yourself into some kind of machine, the Jigokudou, which can be used to summon the Hell King. The Ningendou, which can be used to drain people’s souls and extract all information from them, and the Gakidou, which can absorb all types of chakra, allowing the user to regenerate their own chakra balance.
The user can apply all of these paths themselves or transfer them to corpses and Edo Tensei zombies and then control them using chakra conductors while remaining within range. If you choose the latter variant, the user has the entire field of view of all bodies and their summons at all times, which gives him a kind of all-around view.
However, controlling the bodies over time seems to be extremely harmful to the user, as Nagato was in a very bad state and eventually died from overusing his bodies, leaving most of them resting in Amegakure most of the time. Off the paths, the Rin’negan allows the user to summon Gedou Mazou, a statue capable of sucking up and storing Bijuu or using special chakra chains or, if sealed in one of his bodies, conductors, to control and see chakra and barriers.
It also allows the user to read even more of the Rikudou Sennin’s stone tablet hidden in the Naka Shrine than is possible with the Sharingan or the Mangekyou Sharingan. The Rin’negan also allows for shadowy evasion techniques such as Madara Uchiha’s Rinbo: Hengoku or Sasuke’s ability to swap places with a person or object. Sasuke is also able to control all Bijuu at once with his eye. In addition, Momoshiki also has two Rin’negan, which are in his palms, but are a little different from the usual ones.
On the one hand, his Rinnegan is kept in a blood-red, luminous color, and on the other hand, it enables him to use a unique technique that probably represents a further development of Gakidou since he can also absorb all Nin-Jutsu for this purpose. However, with the Takamimusubinokami, he can not only absorb the jutsu but also amplify, adapt, and reproduce them to smack his opponents in the face. In addition, after the Ootsutsuki reached its ultimate form, a third Rin’negan eye formed on its forehead, and all of its eyes turned golden. However, it is not yet known to what extent Rinnegan’s abilities have changed in this form.
Tenseigan vs. Rinnegan: Which Dōjutsu is stronger?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two techniques and analyze how all these facts would be reflected in a direct clash of these two techniques in Naruto. Let us continue.
The Dōjutsu are incredibly different to compare because they are all quite powerful and give the users some amazing abilities. This is why it is always complex to determine the more powerful one. But, from a comparative standpoint, there is no denying that both of these Dōjutsu are exceptionally powerful, but there is a winner if you ask us.
Namely, the Tenseigan is a power-based Dōjutsu. It has some amazing benefits, but it’s mostly focused on raw power. The Rinnegan is, on the other hand, more versatile. It offers the user a lot more, and the sheer number of amazing and diverse skills that it gives to the user is enough to overpower the Tenseigan. Without even having to analyze each individual skill, it is quite clear that the Rinnegan is the more useful Dōjutsu, as it can be applied in more situations and can, ultimately, enable the user to defeat almost any opponent.
With the godlike abilities provided to the user by the Rinnegan, it is clear that this technique is the more powerful Dōjutsu in Naruto, and that is quite clear after this quick comparison.