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Multiple Shadow Clone Technique
1st Use Of The Shadow Clone
Name Multiple Shadow Clone Technique
Kanji 多重影分身の術
Rōmaji {{{romaji}}}
Literal English Multiple Shadow Clone Technique
Other Name(s) Multiple Shadow Doppelgangers Technique
Rank A
Hand Seals Clone Seal
Range Close-Range
Classification Kinjutsu,Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques
Parent jutsu Shadow Clone Technique

This technique is essentially a massive version of the Shadow Clone Technique. Instead of a few clones, it creates a few hundred clones (or a number of equal grandeur). This is considered a kinjutsu, because it can potentially be dangerous to the person performing it, seeing as how all of the clones are given an equal amount of chakra directly from the user. Naruto learned the technique from the scroll of forbidden seals.

Few people are able to use this technique effectively, due to the large amount of chakra it consumes. However, this weakness is not an issue to Naruto, due to his massive chakra reserves. Having such reserves allows him to create hundreds of clones while maintaining a decent supply of chakra in each one. This technique is also used by Naruto to train quickly, since all the clones share their experiences with Naruto, but it causes extreme fatigue with repeated use.

Naruto is shown to use this technique on multiple occasions to form human chains, for both offensive and supplementary reasons.