“Before, a spy of ours in Konoha had delivered the news that you have the Uchiha’s Kekkei Genkai. I knew that you had the Sharingan, but to think that what you had goes even beyond that…” Pakura said helplessly.
Ryo saw Pakura in awe of his power, and started laughing out loud.
“Stop being so arrogant, and tell me all about the Mangekyo in detail!” she said to him.
He nodded and said: “Well, there’s nothing much to say about it. As I’ve told you, the Mangekyo is result of the Sharingan’s evolution. Therefore, it boosts all of its capabilities: dynamic vision, insight, and Genjutsu. However, it also grants the wielder a unique ability!”
“Unique ability?” Pakura immediately went on the key word in Ryo’s answer.
“Well, each pair of Mangekyo has its own ability, so one can’t guess what it would be.”
Ryo hesitated for a while, and then opted not to expose his own ability. Pakura was understanding and did not ask more.
“Ryo, while you were talking earlier, you mentioned the term “Eternal” Mangekyo Sharingan…. What’s that?” Pakura thought for a while, and then asked.
“I’ll tell you about that later, it is not yet the time for that.” Ryo did not reveal anything about the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, as he had his own plans concerning that.
“Well, one more question! What’s the relationship between the Sharingan and the Rinnegan?”
Ryo was taken by surprise as he heard that question, for he never expected Pakura to ask questions about the Rinnegan.
“What? you can’t tell me about this?” Pakura looked proudly at the muddled Ryo.
“Why did you bring the Rinnegan up?” Ryo asked.
“It’s because of the fact that out of the Three Great Dojutsu, only the Rikudo Sennin’s Rinnegan has not appeared in our age. You’ve been talking about the Sharingan’s evolution, so I thought that perhaps the Rinnegan is the following step!”
“You’re too smart! Women this smart don’t find love you know! Well, unfortunately, you guessed wrong. The two eyes are separate Dojutsu, the Rinnegan is not a natural evolution of the Sharingan!”
“No? Well, is there any relationship between the two?” Pakura did not expect that her guess was wrong.
“They are not exactly separate. Pakura, what I’m about to tell you the biggest secret in the world. You’re my “Nakama”, and you have the right to know this!”
In the middle of his sentence, Ryo’s tone became very serious, and Pakura felt how tense the situation was: “You can rest assure, I’ll never say anything!”
Ryo nodded and said: “Over a millennium ago, this world had no Chakra wielding people. That lasted until one day, a mysterious celestial being consumed the fruit of the God Tree and became the first wielder of chakra on Earth. The women was the progenitor of Chakra, Kaguya Otsutsuki.”
Pakura’s looked at Ryo in awe; he seemed to be talking about some sort of myth! However, he didn’t pay attention to her expression and continued.
“Kaguya had the Byakugan naturally. On top of that, she gained the Rinne Sharingan upon eating the fruit of the God Tree. After that, she gave birth to two children. One was named Hagoromo, and he inherited Chakra and the Rinnegan, while the other was named Hamura, and he inherited the Byakugan and Chakra.”
“Wait a minute, the 1st one with the Rinnegan should be the Rikudo sennin, no? How come you’re telling me now that it’s this Hagoromo guy?” Pakura interrupted Ryo.
“Well, that’s because Hagoromo IS the Rikudo Sennin!” Ryo then concealed the matter of the Biju, but told Pakura about the origin of the Sharingan.
From Ryo, Pakura learned that the Rikudo sennin had two sons. The eldest, Indra, inherited his father’s powerful Chakra, and spiritual energy, along with his own Dojutsu, having the Yin power of his father. The 2nd, Ashura, inherited his father’s “Body”: his physical power, and his Yang power. The two sons had a rivalry to succeed their father.
This confrontation lasted for many years, exceeding the two to their descendants, who had also inherited their power one generation after another.
“So the Uchiha and the Senju are the descendants of the Rikudo Sennin! No wonder they were that strong during the Warring States Period!” Pakura sighed.
“Well, bloodline is important, giving tremendous power indeed. But its power is not absolute.” Said Ryo.
“Then what? According to what you just said, Indra and Ashura should not have the Rinnegan.” Pakura did not argue with Ryo, and instead returned to the matter of the Rinnegan.
“Indeed. Indra and Asura’s Chakra were passed down through generations, and they’ve been destined to fight each other again and again.” Ryo continued, “A Reincarnation of each of them would be born again and again. I believe that combining these reincarnations’ Chakra could lead to the rebirth of the Rikudo Sennin’s power. This combination of Yin and Yang would bring along his Dojutsu as well: the Rinnegan!”
“Does that mean that anyone having the fusion of their two Chakras will have a Rinnegan?” Pakura asked thoughtfully.
“I am not sure about that, but to have the Rinnegan, one needs Chakra from both indeed.” Ryo answered after some thought.
Ryo was not sure if any fusion of the two Chakras would give birth to the Rinnegan. Yes, Madara did have the Rinnegan, and it did not replace the Sharingan, or have its properties. Whenever he wanted to use Jutsus from both Dojutsu, he had to switch back and forth.
This made Ryo certain that the two Dojutsu were independent, not evolution of each other. Also, on top of this, Ryo concluded that perhaps, having the Sharingan might not be a condition to activate the Rinnegan.
However, the two with Rinnegan in the Manga, Sasuke and Madara, were both Indra’s Reincarnations, both wielding Eternal Mangekyo Sharingans. Therefore, Ryo wasn’t hasty to make a conclusion.
Pakura could not stay calm after hearing Ryo talk for such a long time. What he had said change her perspective on the whole world.
Kaguya, the Progenitor of Chakra; Hagoromo, the Rikudo Sennin , such myths did exist?!
On top of that, all 3 Great Dojutsu were inextricably linked to these figures!
Ryo thought it would take Pakura long to accept the matter, but he never expected her to regain her composure as quickly as she did.
In fact, while all this “history” sounded very shocking, it was just that, history, not affecting the current Ninja world to Pakura’s knowledge. Therefore, she quickly calmed down.
“Now that I know all of this, what did bring you to me, Ryo?” Pakura took the subject back to Ryo’s main purpose.
“Ah yeah, I want you to take care of Rin for a while, until I come back to pick her up!”
“Is this related to your friend gaining the Mangekyo Sharingan?” Pakura asked tentatively.
Ryo actually didn’t hide anything, nodding his head immediately.
“Alright! I’ll take care of her!” After some quick thought, Pakura agreed to take care of Rin.
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