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Rasengan
The Rasengan
Naruto symbol
Naruto using Rasengan.
Universe Naruto
User(s) SSF2 Naruto head
Effect Naruto releases a ball of chakra that explodes on contact to hit opponents multiple times.

Rasengan (螺旋丸らせんがん), also called Power Strike, is Naruto's standard special move in Super Smash Flash 2.

Overview

When performed, Naruto summons a Shadow Clone, and builds up a ball of spinning chakra in his hand. When the special move button is pressed again, Naruto thrusts the chakra ball forward. If the ball hits an opponent, it slowly moves forward, trapping opponents inside and dealing multiple hits, finishing the sequence with a stronger hit that launches opponents.

The move can be charged to deal more damage, and the energy balls have two stages before their fully charged version, with the lesser charged version being weaker and smaller than the other. If the player tries to move left or right while Naruto is charging Rasengan, he will store the charge and roll, allowing him to evade enemy attacks and continue charging Rasengan. Aside from being fully charged, the attack deals anywhere from 10% to 14% damage to the opponent if all the hits connect, with moderate knockback at the end.

Fūton: Rasenshuriken

Rasenshuriken new throwing animation

Naruto preparing to launch a Rasenshuriken.

Fūton: Rasenshuriken (風遁・螺旋手裏剣), also known as Wind Release: Rasensuriken or simply Rasenshuriken, is Naruto's fully charged version of Rasengan in Super Smash Flash 2. Instead of hurling the chakra forward as a ball, Naruto instead throws the chakra, now in the shape of a fūma shuriken. The projectile has decent range and flies horizontally, exploding after its travel.

Much like with the standard Rasengan, opponents hit by the move are trapped for the move's duration and dealt up to 23% damage, assuming all hits connect. Additionally, if an opponent is close enough to Naruto when he activates the move, they will be paralyzed for a moment and take an additional 3% damage, as well as the full force of the projectile when it gets thrown.

Ōdama Rasengan

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Oodama Rasengan

Naruto after using the Ōdama Rasengan.

Ōdama Rasengan (大玉螺旋丸), also known as Big Ball Rasengan and Great Ball Rasengan, was Rasengan's fully charged variation in Super Smash Flash 2 prior to demo v0.8a. This attack involved Naruto's chakra sphere expanding upon contact with an opponent to a much larger one, with a massive, lasting hitbox.

The initial small ball of energy had three hitboxes: two clean hits, with enemies close to Naruto's arm getting 28% damage, and opponents far from it receiving 25% damage; as well as a late hit, which dealt 16% damage. After the ball expanded, it would start inflicting an uniform 25% damage. All hitboxes had an enormous amount of knockback and a very high amount of freeze frames.

In Beta 1.2, the move was reimplemented as part of Naruto's Tailed Beast Rush, where Naruto uses the Ōdama Rasengan at the very end of the Final Smash, in order to launch foes away.

Origin

Naruto Rasengan Origin

Naruto using the Rasengan in the anime Naruto.

The Rasengan is Naruto's signature technique in the Naruto manga and anime. It is a powerful A-rank technique invented by Minato Namikaze after observing the Bijū Dama. Minato spent three years developing the Rasengan, and planned to take his chakra shape transformation to the "highest possible point", and then combine it with his chakra's nature transformations, thus creating a technique that does not require time-consuming hand seals in order to be controlled. He died before he could accomplish any of this, however.

The Rasengan relies on the chakra control of the user. In Naruto's case, he uses a Shadow Clone to help with shaping the chakra into a sphere, similarly to how he does in SSF2. The compacted nature and moving speed of the chakra allows the Rasengan to grind into anything it comes in contact with, to inflict major damage. This tends to launch the target backwards after hitting them, or form a crater when touching the ground.

The trapping effect the Rasengan has in SSF2 could be a reference to the Clash of Ninja series, where the Rasengan would trap and damage the opponent multiple times in succession.

Fūton: Rasenshuriken

Naruto Fūton Rasenshuriken Origin

Naruto using Fūton: Rasenshuriken in the anime Naruto.

After Naruto figured out the Rasengan's principles, Naruto ended up accomplishing Minato Namikaze's plan by inventing the Fūton: Rasenshuriken, a combination of his Wind Release nature transformation and the shape transformation of the Rasengan.

The Rasenshuriken requires a great deal of chakra to perform. If he attempts to attack with the Rasenshuriken similarly to how he attacks with Rasengan, his arm ends up suffering severe damage.

After travelling a certain distance or colliding with a target that it cannot slice through, the central sphere of the Rasenshuriken detonates, producing a vortex of wind in the immediate area. Within this vortex, countless microscopic wind blades are created, which damage anything within the vortex at a cellular level and prevent any medical ninjutsu from healing said damage. Tsunade, the leader of Naruto's home village, likens the injuries to poison, and warns that those affected by the Rasenshuriken multiple times may not be able to use jutsu ever again.

Ōdama Rasengan

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Naruto using Ōdama Rasengan in the Naruto anime.

Naruto created the Ōdama Rasengan during his two-and-a-half years of training with Jiraiya; while training to break out of a genjutsu, Naruto accidentally released his chakra and created a huge Rasengan. It utilizes the same concept of compressing spinning chakra in one's palm as the original Rasengan, albeit the amount of chakra involved is much larger. Due to the chakra sphere being extraordinarily compact, all of its energy ends up released on contact with a foe, thus enhancing its destructive abilities, far beyond the Rasengan's.

Gallery

Rasengan

Screenshots

Early designs

Fūton: Rasenshuriken

Screenshots

Early designs

Ōdama Rasengan

Trivia

  • If Kirby uses this attack after copying it from Naruto, a clone of Kirby will appear. However, this clone will not be wearing Naruto's hat.
  • Prior to v0.7 of the demo, the exploded ball of chakra would not move forward at all, instead remaining directly in front of Naruto.
  • Prior to v0.9a, Naruto would summon two Shadow Clones when releasing the Rasenshuriken.
  • Prior to v0.9b, Fox's Reflector, Mega Man's Proto Shield, and Ness's PSI Magnet could not weaken, deflect or absorb the Rasenshuriken. However, Mega Man's Proto Shield could absorb some of the knockback, thus allowing him to recover more easily. This was fixed afterwards.
Naruto's special moves
Standard special move Rasengan
Fūton: Rasenshuriken
Side special move Shadow Clone Toss
Up special move Shadow Clone Slash
Down special move Shadow Clone Summon
Final Smash Tailed Beast Rush
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