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Genjutsu System


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Genjutsu System

Post by Roku on Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:21 pm


Genjutsu is one of the three basic jutsu types.  It uses chakra and handseals like Ninjutsu, but unlike Ninjutsu, it deals with projecting illusions into the target’s mind, extracting information from their mind, or otherwise influencing the target’s mind.  Genjutsu works by establishing a connection between the caster’s senses and the target’s senses, and using that connection to invade the target’s chakra system (knowingly or not) with their own chakra and influencing their mind in some way, shape, or form.  


The connections one makes with their target through one of the five senses (taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound) are called triggers.  EVERY Genjutsu, upon its creation, must have an explicitly stated trigger.  Examples of triggers utilizing the five senses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Touch: Simply touching the target.
  • Sight: Making eye contact with the target.
  • Sound: Singing a song that the target can hear.
  • Smell: Generating an aroma smelled by the target.
  • Taste: Feeding them a food.

The predetermined trigger must be achieved in order for your Genjutsu to take hold.  As a general rule of thumb, the more difficult the trigger, the more devastating the effect of the Genjutsu can be.

Genjutsu Stats

The following is how the Power and Speed stats are applied to Genjutsu, though users have the ability to alter their exact applications in the case of complex or unqiue jutsu.

  • Power: Power is quite simple. It is the strength of the effect that the Genjutsu can produce. It scales with the Chakra stat just like any other jutsu.

  • Speed: In Genjutsu, speed doesn't really have a place. Instead, it is replaced by "Grip." Grip is the difficulty in breaking the Genjutsu. It scales with the Chakra stat the same way power does, and is checked against the power of an opponent's release jutsu. Example: If a jutsu designed to release a Genjutsu has a power of 50 after scaling, and a Genjutsu has a power of 35, the former has the ability to break the latter.

Types of Genjutsu

There are two major types of Genjutsu:

  • The first is subtle Genjutsu.  These Genjutsu change things in reality or influence the target’s mind with the hopes of them not realizing they are under a Genjutsu.  These Genjutsu are, obviously, more difficult to detect.  They are most often discovered by noticing inconsistencies in the false reality and what the reality should be, or something similar that can be applied to the situation.
  • The second is obvious Genjutsu.  This is Genjutsu that, obviously, is detectable immediately or easily because they either simply break reality or wouldn’t make sense if they were reality in the slightest.  These Genjutsu can achieve affects such as paralysis and torture.  The most Canonically famous technique like this is Tsukuyomi of the Mangekyou Sharingan.

Breaking Genjutsu

Genjutsu can be broken in one of three ways:

  • The first is through stopping the chakra flow and reapplying a more powerful chakra flow.  This essentially kicks out the invading chakra and allows the user to regain control over whatever in their mind has been influenced.  The most common jutsu that does this is Genjutsu: Kai. Its power would be measured against an opponent's Genjutsu's Grip stat, and, if higher, Kai would have the ability to break the Genjutsu.  

  • Genjutsu can also be broken by applying a more powerful Genjutsu to the victim’s chakra network and regaining control over their chakra system.  From their, the person can either give control back to the victim or complete their own Genjutsu.  The power of the Genjutsu that overrides the first must be equal or greater than the grip of the first.  (The relationship of Jutsu Power to the Chakra Stat.)  A good example of this method is when Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha used Sharingan: Genjutsu on each other during their fight with Kabuto to break the Genjutsu placed on them.

  • The final way Genjutsu can be broken is by completely overriding the false reality the senses are picking up.  When the senses pick up something extremely powerful, they can overpower the attacker’s invading chakra to communicate to the brain what is actually happening.  A common example of this is the use of pain to break a Genjutsu.  If someone wounds themselves badly enough, they can overpower the false senses projected upon them depending upon the intensity of the pain.  Be wary of the Genjutsu’s Power stat and the attacker’s chakra stat when doing this;  the higher the two of them are, the more intense the pain or overriding sense required.

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