Blood Release

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Blood Release (血遁, Ketton) is an advanced nature kekkei tōta, an advanced version of kekkei genkai, which is created by combining the water, yin, and yang natures.

This kekkei tōta grants the user the ability to generate excessive amounts of blood and manipulate, animate, solidify and otherwise control it, whether the blood is their own or from their surroundings (blood-bank, hospital, battlefield). The density and pressure of the blood being manipulated can be controlled, and be solidified for practical purposes, whether it be to create a wall to obstruct an incoming attack, or create a plethora of lances to impale a target indefinitely.

Advanced users, particularly Bishamonten whose usage of it is empowered by the Ruby of Amenominakanushi, can transmute non-living organisms in the relative-environment to use for wide-scale purposes.

It should be noted that while users are given complete control over the manipulation of blood, there are a couple of limitations and drawbacks:

  • Firstly, users cannot manipulate the blood inside of living organisms, although if it is exposed through a physical wound, it can be manipulated to the extent where more blood cannot be drawn out from the latter's form.
  • Secondly, this kekkei tōta prominently uses the user's blood, rapidly duplicating and enhancing it with the user's soul. As a result, their age span is variably-reduced whenever used, particularly when more powerful techniques are used which require the accumulation of a large quantity of blood in order to be effectively utilized. This drawback only well and truly takes effect when Bishamonten releases his seal.

Should Blood Release be used more times than the user's soul can bear, their body will rapidly age, until it resembles naught but a corpse. This can be avoided though, by either two methods of the following:

  • Firstly, the user can hibernate in order to allow for their soul to rejuvenate. The period of which it lasts however, is variably-long, extending from decades, to centuries, to even a millennium or two depending on how many times it is utilized and the escalation of each occasion.
  • Secondly, the user can become immortal, be it metaphorical or physically-realistic, such as changing bodies or simply becoming physically-unkillable (and unable to age).

Blood that shares the same properties as the user's is not controlled by chakra, but by their soul's essence, so to speak. Chakra absorption techniques are thus ineffective against techniques of this nature, where naught would be absorbed. Overuse of the soul's energy may at first produce the same effects as expending a great portion of one's chakra capacity, however they will permanently remain, even if only faint.