Chakra beasts (チャクラじゅうるい, "chakura jūrui" in Japanese) are incredibly large creatures, scattered to the far reaches of society, with massive sources of chakra. The Ten-Tailed Beast was one such creature. These creatures are exceedingly rare and each possess different qualities. Like their cousins, the tailed beasts, each of these creatures possesses an almost otherworldly level of chakra and are capable of massive amounts of destruction. Unlike the tailed beasts, who require hosts to have intelligence, the chakra beasts seem to have human-level intellect even without hosts. Some seem to have traits similar to kekkei genkai, such as the Ten-Tails' unknown dōjutsu, which they can pass on to their host and, from there, be passed on to future generations; a trait they do not share with their tailed beast cousins. Unlike the tailed beasts, who are ranked in power in accordance to the number of tails they possess, each chakra beast has exactly the same amount of chakra, regardless of the number of tails they possess. Like the tailed beasts, on the other hand, they can be sealed into human vessels which are also called jinchūriki (人柱力, Japanese for "power of human sacrifice"), as the Sage was called the first jinchūriki, despite not having a tailed beast sealed within him. The Sage of Six Paths learned to use chakra by observing these beasts. Each one represents a chakra nature; earth, fire, wind, water, lightning and yin-yang.
During the days of the Sage of Six Paths, these creatures often attacked human settlements, causing tremendous damage. Once the Sage learned to use chakra like the beasts, he sealed one of them, the Ten-Tails, within himself to prevent any further disasters. The Sage was then able to force the other beasts away for some time. Upon his deathbed, he feared that the return of the Ten-Tails would be a beacon for the beasts to return to known civilization so he split its chakra up into nine portions and scattered them across the world, sealing the body of the creature with his Chibaku Tensei. Thousands of years later, Madara Uchiha, a descendant of the Sage, fuses the beasts back into the Ten-Tails, reviving it and causing the chakra beasts to return to the known world. However, shortly after the Ten-Tails was revived, it was soon sealed within the body of Madara and he was killed, killing the beast along with him. Even with their beacon of hope gone, the chakra beasts continued to roam the world, something the Allied Shinobi Forces had not predicted.
After their return, it became necessary to seal them in order to prevent them from attacking civilization again. So, when one appeared, it was sealed into a newborn child as the tailed beasts once were.
The chakra beasts Edit
Ten-Tailed Beast Edit
- Main article: Ten-Tailed Beast
The Ten-Tailed Beast (十尾, "jūbi" in Japanese) is the original, primordial demon of the Naruto universe. All nine of the tailed beasts are but portions of chakra divided from the Ten-Tails. Madara Uchiha's ultimate goal, the Eye of the Moon Plan, was to capture and merge all nine of the tailed beasts back into the Ten-Tails, and become its jinchūriki to cast the reflection of his Sharingan on the moon, casting a genjutsu known as the Infinite Tsukuyomi which would put the entire world under his control. The Ten-Tailed beast represented the chakra nature of yin-yang. After Madara's defeat, the Ten-Tails was killed as well.
- The Ten-Tails is the only beast referred to as a "demon".
- The chakra beasts seem to follow the same naming scale as the tailed beasts; being named after the number of tails they possess. Unlike the tailed beasts however, more than one beast can posses the same number of tails.
- The chakra beasts were originally the creation of User:Ten Tailed Fox. As such, any and all credit for this idea goes solely to him.