|Seven-Tailed Horned Beetle|
|Name||Seven-Tailed Horned Beetle|
|Former Jinchūriki||Asura Murakami|
|Jutsu||Tailed Beast Ball|
The Seven-Tailed Horned Beetle (七尾カブトムシ, "nanabi kabutomushi" in Japanese) is a tailed beast that was previously sealed within Asura Murakami, a shinobi of Konohagakure. Sometime after the Second Shinobi World War, the beast was sealed within Fū, a kunoichi hailing from Takigakure. It was later captured, extracted, and sealed by Akatsuki sometime before the Fourth Shinobi World War, as well as being one of the two tailed beasts sealed before Part II of the original series.
The Seven-Tails resembles a blue, armored kabutomushi, with six of its seven tails resembling green insect wings, along with the seventh tail, all growing from the end of its abdomen. Its eyes seem to be covered by a knight helmet like skull, it also has spike protrusions on its shoulders, and six legs, three on each side.
According to Madara Uchiha, the Seven-Tails first came into being in the waning days of the Sage of the Six Paths' life; to prevent the Ten-Tails' resurgence, the Sage split up its chakra and used his Creation of All Things ability to create nine separate, monstrous constructs of living chakra - of which would become known as the tailed beasts. The Seven-Tailed Horned Beetle emerged within the shinobi world, spreading death and destruction wherever it traveled with. Once on the border of the Land of Fire, the third hokage and his two most experienced comrades sealed the being of chakra into a child named Asura Murakami. Some time after, the beast was freed, allowing it to roam the world once more. Eventually, the beast fell into the possession of Takigakure and was sealed into Fū, but was captured and extracted by Akatsuki before the Fourth Shinobi World War. Currently, the Seven-Tails sealed within the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.
As the third strongest of the nine tailed beasts, the Seven-Tails boasts a substantial amount of power; able to destroy whole villages with just a swipe of one of its many tails. It, like all other tailed beasts, is capable of creating a ball of pure chakra to attack enemies, a technique shown to cause destruction to whatever it comes in contact with. The Seven-Tails is also quite durable - shown by it's appearance - capable of taking on multiple attacks head-on without any significant damage.
Aside from the normal abilities that all tailed beasts possess, the Seven-Tails has the ability to manipulate kinetic energy, making it a deadly foe to any being, including other tailed beasts. By amplifying the kinetic energy around it, the Seven-Tails can draw the energy of surrounding opponents, as well as the field of motion itself. This can allow the Seven-Tails to increase its own speed, as well as any technique it decides to use. Handy when enemies attempt to run, the beast can forcibly draw an opponent near, making escape impossible unless the Seven-Tails is incapacitated by means of a seal. The Seven-Tails can also "rip" away the kinetic energy surrounding an adversary, causing them to cease movement and seemingly enter a slow-motion world. Also, by roaring, the great beast can send a pulse of kinetic energy with it being the epicenter, creating a defense from all incoming attacks.
Activity inside Asura Edit
- Main article: Asura Murakami's Jinchūriki Forms
As the jinchūriki of the Seven-Tails, Asura is bestowed an inhuman supply of chakra, something his sensei points out each time they have a training session. Aside from that, the Seven-Tails grants regenerative abilities to Asura, easily recovering within a short time-span. When angered, Asura can don a cloak of chakra around his person, allowing him increases in strength, speed and durability. Lastly, Asura has access to the Seven-Tails' kinetic abilities, giving quite the upper-hand in combat.
The kabutomushi (カブトムシ, Japanese for "rhinoceros beetle") is among the largest of beetles found in the world. They are also among the strongest animals on the planet in relation to their own size. Its penchant for fighting other males of the species has made them a popular gambling subject in Asia. Beetles are characterized by a hard exoskeleton and fore-wings, which creates a flexible armoured defence. The fore-wings are not used for flight, but tend to cover the hind part of the body and protect the second pair of wings that are used for that purpose. It is also frequently depicted in popular media as a common cartoon character for various uses.