March 13, 2010
Well, KrapKicker originally had this idea, and we've mentioned it a couple of times afterwards in various threads, so I thought I would give it a go and see how well it works.
This is a list of many misconceptions made about the Naruto world that are not true, and should not be brought up into a debate. The point of this list is to save various members the trouble of pointing out when someone has fallen for one of these misconceptions by letting the person see the list beforehand, and then not bringing it up due to knowing it is not true.
COMMON MISCONCEPTION LIST
The Sharingan Does Not Automatically Grant User a New Jutsu
Contrary to popular belief, when a Sharingan user sees someone use a jutsu with their Sharingan, this does not automatically give them the ability to use said jutsu. The Sharingan gives the user a kind of how-to manual on the jutsu, seeing how the chakra is molded and what hand signs are necessary, and also grants the user the 'photographic' memory affect, so that they don't forget how the jutsu is performed. However, they must still actually have the ability to perform the jutsu. Otherwise, whether they see it with the Sharingan or not, they cannot perform it. This is proven by the fact that Sasuke could not perform the full Lotus technique that Lee performed in front of his Sharingan, and that the technique also physically exhausted him.
The Sharingan Cannot Differentiate Substance Clones and Original User
Bunshins like Kage Bunshin, Raiton Bunshin, Suiton Bunshin, etc. cannot be differentiated by any eye, including the Sharingan. The Sharingan can see the chakra flow of an individual, which gives it insight into whether what they are seeing is a regular Bunshin or the user. However, substance Bunshins are complete copies of the original user, including the chakra flow (which is why using a substance Bunshin significantly cuts down on one's chakra pool). Therefore, the substance Bunshin and the user have identical chakra flows, so the Sharingan cannot differentiate them.
Danzo's Izanagi Grants Ten Minutes, Not Ten Lives
Danzo has 10 Sharingans on his right arm, each of which can hold up Izanagi for a solid minute, giving Danzo effective invulnerability during said minute. With 10 Sharingans, this grants him a total (not an uninterrupted) 10 minutes of invulnerability. This does not, however, simply grant him 10 lives. Someone could continuously attack him for 10 solid minutes to the point where he had to use Izanagi that whole time, and then finish him. This is only one kill, but Danzo would be finished, because he does still really only have on life.
Minato Is Not a Confirmed Fuuton User
Despite the common assumption that Minato is a Fuuton user, he isn't confirmed to be one. Some people assume he is because Naruto is, or because he uses Rasengan. Rasengan is, originally, a natural technique without any nature manipulation, and Naruto is said to have inherited his style of ninjutsu from his mother, Kushina, not from Minato. So, Minato is not necessarily a Fuuton user, and his nature affinity remains unknown at this point.
A Hiraishin Seal Is Not Limited to Minato's Kunai
This isn't as common a misconception as the others, but I have seen it multiple times, so I feel it belongs on this list. As shown in his fight with Tobi and his fight with A and Bee, Minato can place a Hiraishin seal with his hand. This means that he can constantly add more places to which he can teleport, instead of being restricted to only where his kunai are located.
Baki's Flak Jacket Isn't Different Than Others
Despite the game, Naruto-Arena, giving it super power, Baki's flak jacket is no different than others. It will not be able to tank any attack you throw at it. If you hit it with a technique like Chidori or Rasengan, Baki will take significant damage, despite what the game says on the matter.
Shitenshin no Jutsu And Other Yamanaka Clan Jutsu Aren't Genjutsu Techniques
Another misconception because of the game, Naruto-Arena. These techniques are ninjutsu techniques, not genjutsu techniques. Genjutsu techniques work by altering the chakra flow in an opponent for to cause illusions. Yamanaka Clan techniques work by controlling a person's mind. The databook also confirms that they are ninjutsu techniques.
If you have any others that you feel should be on this list, feel free to let me know in this thread, and I will add them. Thank you for taking the time to read this before you post here in the Battledome, and happy debating!
Ships: Kakashi/Yūgao, Lucy/Natsu, Ichigo/Rukia, Luffy/Robin, Goku/Bulma (Some of em are weird, but I don't care, I'm odd like that
RIP Shikaku and Inoichi
My sympathies go out to Shikamaru and Ino!
RIP Neji! That's even worse