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Every Eye Power In The Naruto Universe Ranked Worst To Best

The "Naruto" series is among the most beloved and popular anime franchises globally and has spanned two anime series (three if you include "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations"), several movies, as well as a handful of games. One of the most common techniques that we see in the show features the usage of eyes as weapons, known as dōjutsu. Powerful abilities utilized by the shinobi in the Narutoverse, these techniques can make or break a battle in this world. We first see these eye powers in the young Sasuke Uchiha in the "Naruto" anime and hundreds of episodes later, still more ocular techniques are being discovered in the sequel show "Boruto." 

Every ocular technique is unique, and while some are genetically passed down in families, others have a much deeper, darker secret behind them. Like any ninja tools, the eyes are also used as weapons, and at the end of the day, they serve as mediums to stay alive. Below is every eye power that we've come across in the "Naruto" universe ranked in terms of their abilities, usefulness, and how effective they are in the hands — nay, sockets – of the right person. Spoilers ahead.


The Jōgan (meaning Pure Eye) is one of the most mysterious dōjutsu in the show, mainly because it's only possessed by the Ōtsutsuki Clan and Boruto Uzumaki, Naturo's son. There's no recorded history of any ninja having used it in the past other than the Ōtsutsuki, and it's very difficult to understand its true might. Keeping the godlike Ōtsutsuki to one side, Boruto hasn't even scratched the surface of this technique's powers, and there's definitely a lot more to be revealed about it. The Jōgan has some similarities to the Byakugan and Sharingan because it's capable of detecting chakra, but it can also identify dark chakra and interdimensional rifts.

While the manga represents this eye technique as featureless, with an almost invisible pupil, the anime shows the Jōgan to be light blue in color with a visible pupil. Considering how much Boruto has achieved with his dōjutsu within such a short space of time, it seems likely that his ocular prowess will surpass that of his uncle's Rinnegan in the years to come, though this is undoubtedly a big ask. However, with so much about the technique still shrouded in mystery and the apparent resourcefulness of the other dōjutsu, the Jōgan sits at the bottom of our list for now.


Unique to the members of the Chinoike Clan, the Ketsuryūgan (meaning Blood Dragon Eye) is an eye technique that's said to be on par with the Three Great Dōjutsu. Simply put, this technique allows the user to manipulate fluids with high iron concentration, so if an opponent is bleeding from a wound, the user can draw the blood out from said wound and use it as a weapon against their victim. Think Skarlet from "Mortal Kombat," but instead of using traditional weapons, the Chinoike Clan members can simply use their eyes to weaponize their victim's blood.

Even grazing your knee while fighting a Ketsuryūgan user can be dangerous, but manipulating blood isn't the only thing it can do. The technique can also cast genjutsu on the opponents through physical contact or simply by staring. Once an opponent is under the spell of the genjutsu, the user can extract information from their hypnotized victim, and then dispose of them if they choose to. However, this dōjutsu has never been developed beyond this point and is grossly limited to the handful of Chinoike Clan members wielding it. As such, the technique is rather under-evolved and doesn't measure up to the dōjutsu that follow.


Besides the Sharingan, the Byakugan (meaning White Eye) might be the most commonly spotted dōjutsu that exists in the Narutoverse, simply because we see Neji Hyūga and his clan members fire up their Byakugan from the start of the show. Only two clans are known to possess Byakugan, the Hyūga and the Ōtsutsuki. Unlike Sharingan users, the users of this dōjutsu are born with it, and their ocular prowess doesn't develop like the others.

The Byakugan has several uses, but it basically provides a deeper capacity to see. Regarded as one of the Three Great Dōjutsu, the technique allows users to see across huge distances, detect chakra, cut through barriers, track moving opponents, and even detect hidden opponents. Although it doesn't develop in terms of new characteristics, with training it can be honed further, just like riding your first bike. When we first meet Neji, he can only see up to 50 meters, but by the War arc, his vision has developed to an astounding 800 meters.

The users of Byakugan can see almost 360 degrees, with the only blind spot being caused by the first thoracic vertebrae. Unlike pure-blooded Byakugan users with white eyes, Himawari Uzumaki is an exception because her eyes turn white only when she activates the Byakugan. The only reason this dōjutsu isn't higher up the list is that it doesn't often reach its truest potential and is usually overshadowed by the other dōjutsu.


Hands down the best-known dōjutsu in the "Naruto" franchise, the Sharingan is an ocular technique that's exclusive to the Uchiha Clan. The Sharingan (which means Copy Wheel Eye, or Mirror Wheel Eye in the English version of the manga) has three stages of development, known as Tomoe. The first Tomoe develops when the user experiences some kind of emotional stimulation, and their eyes receive a special kind of chakra. With practice and time, the user gets the three Tomoe of the Sharingan and is able to carry out high levels of genjutsu.

The Sharingan has two purposes — insight and hypnotism. The insight part allows you to detect your enemy's movement and perfectly copy each attack, making you practically invincible in battle. The insight prowess also allows you to see chakra, even through objects, and Sasuke's Sharingan allows him to see at a cellular level. The other usage of this technique is hypnotism, or genjutsu. The anime reveals that, with sufficient practice, the user can enter the consciousness of the opponent and read their personal memories. Genjutsu works when the user stares at their victim's eyes directly, hypnotizing them, something Itachi Uchiha perfected.

It's not like this technique is weak or isn't as useful as the ones placed higher on our list. The Sharingan ranks in this spot simply because the other dōjutsu are more powerful than the three-Tomoe Sharingan alone.

Mangekyō Sharingan

The advanced level of the Sharingan, a Mangekyō Sharingan can be awakened only when the user undergoes some tremendous mental trauma, which explains why the likes of Itachi, Kakashi, and Obito have MS in their eyes. It was initially believed that you had to kill your best friend to develop your MS, which is why Shishui died at the hands of Itachi. However, this was debunked when Obito Uchiha awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan by witnessing Kakashi murder Rin.

Literally meaning "Kaleidoscope Copy Wheel Eye," the MS grants the user powers beyond one's wildest imaginations. The holder of these immense powers can use Amaterasu, a black flame that keeps burning until the target is incinerated or the user puts it out. They can also summon Susanoo, a massive samurai made of chakra. Obito was able to use Kamui, the interdimensional teleportation technique, while Itachi used his MS to successfully utilize Tsukuyomi, which alters an opponent's concept of time.

However, like every power that sounds too good to be true, the MS has its weaknesses. Excessive and unchecked usage will cause your eyes to bleed until you lose your eyesight completely. This change is final and once lost, the eyesight never returns — unless you manage to achieve the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. The only reason that MS isn't among the top three ocular powers is that overusing it makes you go blind.

Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan

The Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan is the developed stage of MS, but this technique doesn't blind the user, regardless of how many times they use it. However, you don't develop it on your own, no matter how much you might train. The only way a user might get EMS is — and here's where it gets dark — if they remove the eyes of a close relative with Mangekyō Sharingan and put them into their own sockets. We don't know the exact science behind it, but this is how it's done. The only condition is that both people involved have to be members of the Uchiha Clan.

It was for this reason that Itachi strung Sasuke along as they fought, brother against brother. Itachi made Sasuke believe that he wanted his little brother's eyes as Itachi himself was almost blind by over usage of his MS. In the end, Itachi doesn't take his brother's eyes and just pokes Sasuke in the forehead playfully before slumping down and dying. Despite everything that happened between them, and the near-invincible power that comes with EMS, Itachi just couldn't bring himself to kill his brother. If he had gone through with it, he could have had access to all the aforementioned MS abilities without ever worrying about losing his eyesight.

Isshiki's dōjutsu

The strongest villain in "Boruto," Isshiki Ōtsutsuki's dōjutsu doesn't have a distinctive name, but it's arguably stronger than all the aforementioned techniques for one simple reason: Isshiki uses it to take on Naruto and Sasuke at the same time, despite both of them being extremely powerful in their own right. Thanks to his kekkei genkai (a DNA anomaly that lets a person access special techniques), Isshiki can shrink objects to molecular size and re-enlarge them at will. He can also send objects into a different dimension where time stands still and bring said objects back at his own leisure, surprising his opponents.

Other powers linked to Isshiki's dōjutsu include creating massive cubes out of the thin air and crushing his opponent's sensory capacities. He can also detect a person's life force, which allows him to see how long his opponent has left to live. The fact that he's able to not only keep up with Sasuke and Naruto, the duo that sealed Kaguya away, but actually humiliate the two, shows just how immensely powerful his dōjutsu is.


Known as the most superior of the Three Great Dōjutsu, Rinnegan literally means Samsara Eye. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Samsara is the name given to the cycle of reincarnation. According to Narutopedia, when great disorder occurs, the one with the Rinnegan descends from the heavens and either becomes a God of Creation or a God of Destruction. In the latter instance, they will decimate everything on earth. In short, this is a very powerful dōjutsu.

Rinnegan has been used in a multitude of ways over the years. Madara Uchiha used his to create up to four limbo clones that are invisible unless you have sage mode. Sasuke, on the other hand, can exchange places with another object of his size, essentially giving him the power of teleportation. Nagato (aka Pain), one of the biggest villains in "Naruto: Shippūden," used his Rinnegan to create the Six Paths, each granting a special ability. Nagato also uses an ability called the Outer Path to revive the deceased. Other abilities include using the Rinnegan to open portals. This is a power unique only to Sasuke because he has a six-Tomoe Rinnegan.

Technically, the Rinnegan is the strongest dōjutsu, but it can be topped when two other dōjutsu are combined.


The Tenseigan was introduced in the movie "The Last: Naruto the Movie." This dōjutsu is essentially a Byakugan, but one that a Hyūga Clan member can never own. The only way to gain a Tenseigan is when an Ōtsutsuki transplants the Byakugan from a Hyūga into their own eyes to achieve this unique dōjutsu. By transfusing the two chakras, the powerful Tenseigan is born. Toneri Ōtsutsuki, the main antagonist in the movie, planned to crash the moon into Earth to decimate the human population. He would then bring back the whole planet, but all humans would be under his control.

Meaning Reincarnation Eye, the Tenseigan can destroy the Earth and then revive the entire population, a power that not even Six Paths Madara could achieve. Before his plan can come to fruition, however, Toneri runs into Naruto. The hero of the franchise really has his work cut out for him here. Toneri uses his dōjutsu to summon a massive stone golem and unleash truth-seeker orbs, tiny black balls that can obliterate large areas. A dōjutsu that grants you the power to summon weapons that no basic ninjutsu technique can overpower has to place among the most powerful dōjutsu.

Rinne Sharingan

The strongest dōjutsu in the Narutoverse, the Rinne Sharingan is an upgraded version of the Rinnegan with nine Tomoe. The first ever Rinne Sharingan (which means Saṃsara Copy Wheel Eye) developed on the forehead of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki when she ate the chakra fruit. The third eye combines the power of the Rinnegan with the Sharingan and allows the user to cast what is known as the Infinite Tsukuyomi, a devastating genjutsu.

The Infinite Tsukuyomi involves the user reflecting their nine Tomoe Rinne Sharingan against the moon's surface and putting the whole world in a genjutsu. The World Tree slowly drains the victims of their chakra and reduces them to empty husks. And that's not all, as Kaguya can also travel between dimensions without injuring herself or running out of chakra. When Naruto and Sasuke tried cornering her in their final battle, she was able to escape into a different dimension, all thanks to her dōjutsu.

Considering that Kaguya has always been thought of as the central antagonist of the "Naruto: Shippūden" series, and how cruel her powers are (draining her victims of their chakra, essentially killing every last one of them), it's only fair to declare her dōjutsu the strongest and most dangerous.

Bonus: The other eye powers in the Naruto universe

The major eye techniques aside, the Narutoverse also has a handful of other powers that have been used only on the rarest of occasions, but they deserve a mention all the same. Little is known about these techniques, but the defining characteristic of them is that they're all specific to their users. When we meet Shion in "Naruto Shippūden the Movie," for example, we learn that she possesses a unique power to see a particular person's death in the future. Usually happening involuntarily, the technique can be used to learn of forthcoming danger. She's able to use her ocular abilities to escape certain situations and to help others. While the dōjutsu is active, Shion's pupils become an ornate violet color.

Ranmaru, a lesser-known character in the series, has a kekkei genkai, which gives a reddish glow to his eyes and offers penetrative vision. It serves as a barrier against Byakugan and can bring a person back from the dead. The amazing part is that he doesn't die in exchange for bringing someone back to the land of the living. Finally, Yome can track enemies through the reflection of water droplets, a dōjutsu that's unique to her. She uses the same technique to improve her evasive maneuvering during battle. The world of "Naruto" is full of useful abilities, and while some are more powerful than others, they're all amazing in their own way.