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Clan Guide
The countries and villages of the world of Naruto are only as strong as the clans which inhabit it. Throughout the world unique jutsu abilities are passed down from generation to generation. Some abilities are passed down through genetics (bloodline), while others are skills and abilities only known to those in the clan.

Also note there are Potential Bloodlines. These are ninja who appear to have unique genetic abilities.

Aburame Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Aburame Shino, Aburame Shibi Signature Abilities: Kikaichuu no Jutsu See also: Aburame Shino, Aburame Shibi, Destruction Bugs

This clan from Konoha Village is known for its ties to insect. At birth clan members form an agreement with bugs to inhabit and feed on the chakra their body creates. In return the bugs will serve the commands of the clan member.
Akimichi Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Akimichi Choji, Akimichi Chouza Signature Abilities: Baika no Jutsu See also: Akimichi Choji, Akimichi Chouza

This clan from Konoha Village is known for its ability to modify the size of its body, increasing their mass to a large spherical ball. In this form it is difficult for the clan user to take physical damage. The Akimichi clan have worked along side the Nara and Yamanaka clans for many generations. With each new generation, the clan member swears an oath to defend the honor of the previous generation and also raise a new generation to look after the village.
Fuuma Clan
Location: Rice Field Country

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Fuuma Arashi, Fuuma Hanzaki, Fuuma Sasame, Fuuma Jigumo, Fuuma Kagerou, Fuuma Kamakiri Signature Abilities: Chakra no Ito Note: Anime Only, "Fuuma" written in Hiragana (no specific meaning).

Years previously Orochimaru came to the Rice Field Country to establish Hidden Sound. The Fuuma clan had been in rough times since a previous war. Many of the Fuuma Clan shinobi thus decided to volunteer and join Orochimaru's new army on the promise he could make their clan powerful once again.
Fuuma Clan
Location: Rain Country

Jutsu Classification: - Member Appearances: Unnamed Member Signature Abilities: - Note: "Fuuma" written in kanji, meaning Fuu (Wind) and ma (demon, evil spirit).

The Fuuma were a well known clan around the Rain Country. After Jiraiya started his world travels, he battled a ninja from this clan. Later, Jiraiya would hear rumors that Pain, the leader of Akatsuki, was from this clan.
Houzuki Clan
Location: Water Country

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Houzuki Mangetsu, Houzuki Suigetsu Signature Abilities: Suika no Jutsu

This clan from Kiri Village is known for its ability to liquefy their body. Mangetsu and his younger brother Suigetsu were skilled swordsmen who formed ties to the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Through the usage of their Suika no Jutsu, clan members could turn their body into water. This process dried them out and necessitated them constantly drinking water to stay hydrated.
Hyuuga Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Bloodline Technique Member Appearances: Hyuuga Neji, Hyuuga Hinata, Hyuuga Hizashi, Hyuuga Hiashi, Hyuuga Hanabi Signature Abilities: Byakugan See also: Hyuuga Neji, Hyuuga Hinata, Hyuuga Hizashi, Hyuuga Hiashi, Hyuuga Hanabi

This clan from Konoha Village is known for its ability to visualize the chakra pathways, or tenketsu, of their opponent. Using this technique in conjunction with taijutsu techniques, they can forceably close their opponents chakra points so the victim can no longer use their chakra.


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Inuzuka Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Inuzuka Kiba, Inuzuka Tsume, Inuzuka Hana Signature Abilities: Shikyaku no Jutsu See also: Inuzuka Kiba, Akamaru, Kuromaru, Inuzuka Tsume, Inuzuka Hana

This clan from Konoha Village is known for its ties to the canine species. Many members have a canine familiar who acts as a partner to the clan member. Also clan members can use jutsus to take on canine-like abilities.
Kaguya Clan
Hidden Village: Mist Village

Jutsu Classification: Bloodline Technique Member Appearances: Kaguya Kimimaro Signature Abilities: Shikotsu Myaku See also: Kaguya Kimimaro

The Kaguya clan hailed from Hidden Mist and they were known for their love of battle. They foolishly decided to challenge their home country and they were all wiped out save for Kimimaro. This clan has the ability to manipulate their bone structure, this ability is called Shikotsu Myaku (Corpse Bone Pathways). They can remove their bones at will to create weapons as strong as steel and also use their abilty to spurn the creation of new bones.
Kamizuru Clan
Location: Rock Village

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Kamizuru Jibachi, Kamizuru Kurobachi, Kamizuru Suzumebachi Signature Abilities: Bee Manipulation Note: Anime Only

Years previously the Kamizuru Clan was a prominent clan in Hidden Rock. They took the forefront leading an attack against Konoha. They were met by the Aburame clan and stopped before they could enter Konoha. Thousands died in the battle, and the clan fell on hard times. Years later Jibachi, Kurobachi and Suzumebachi would travel to the Bikouchuu birthing grounds to locate the legendary tracking bug in the hope it would help restore their name.

Click For Quick-Spoilers:The three clan members hoped to use the Bikouchuu to locate a forbidden scroll containing secret bug usage jutsu. They believed this would allow them to user higher level jutsu and do higher difficulty missions. As a result, they would gain prominence and return good favor to their clan.

Kedouin Clan
Location: Fire Country

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Kaisen Agari Signature Abilities: Kao Utsushi Note: Anime Only

The Kedouin were a small clan known for their ability to take on the appearance of others. The copy is said to be so good that even family members of the target can not tell they are a fake.
Kohaku Clan
Location: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: - Member Appearances: - Signature Abilities: - Note: Anime Only

The Kohaku were a small clan based in a below ground level compound near the border of the Fire Country. All the members of the clan were wiped out by Furido and his men and then later resurrected as mindless zombies.
Kurama Clan
Location: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: - Member Appearances: Yakumo, Unkai Signature Abilities: Genjutsu Note: Anime Only

The Kurama were one of the elder clans of Konoha, known for their high skills in Genjutsu. Over the years less and less clan members were able to pass the Chuunin Exams, and the hopes for the clan's future were placed in the young Kurama heir Yakumo.
Nara Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Nara Shikamaru, Nara Shikaku, Nara Yoshino Signature Abilities: Kagemane no Jutsu, Kage Kubi Shibari no Jutsu See also: Nara Shikamaru, Nara Shikaku

This clan from Konoha Village is known for its ability to manipulate their shadow. Utilizing this ability the clan member can attach their shadow to the shadow of another individual, and then take control of the user. Resulting in the affected person replicating or "shadowing" the exact movements in mirror form of the clan member. The Nara clan have worked along side the Akimichi and Yamanaka clans for many generations. With each new generation, the clan member swears an oath to defend the honor of the previous generation and also raise a new generation to look after the village.
Sakon And Ukon
Hidden Village: Sound Village

Jutsu Classification: Bloodline Technique Member Appearances: Sakon, Ukon Signature Abilities: Souma no Kou See also: Sakon

Members of the "Four" Sounds, Sakon and Ukon have the ability to manipulate and alter the molecules of their body, this ability is called Souma no Kou (Attack of an Evil Spirit Pair). This grants the brothers the ability to alter their physical characteristics.

Click For Quick-Spoilers:The incarnation of Sakon that first appears in the series is actually a combination of the two brothers, Sakon and Ukon. Together Ukon shares the body of Sakon, at any point Ukon can split off his brother and become his own individual. When Ukon goes into his level 2 cursed seal form, he can manipulate his body down to the molecular level and insert himself into an opponent. He uses this cell form as an assassination technique to kill the person from within their own body. Though not confirmed, it appears Sakon may be able to do this in his level 2 form as well.

Sarutobi Clan
Location: Fire Country

Jutsu Classification: - Member Appearances: Sarutobi Asuma, Sarutobi Biwako, Sarutobi Hiruzen, Sarutobi Konohamaru, Sarutobi Sasuke Signature Abilities: -

The Sarutobi were a well-known clan in the Fire Country. Sarutobi Sasuke was such a well-known ninja, that some families were inspired to name their children after him. Sasuke's son Hiruzen would go on to become Sandaime Hokage. Hiruzen and his wife Biwako had several children, including Asuma who also fathered a son, and another unnamed child who was the parent of Konohamaru. The clan had close ties to the Akimichi, Nara and Yamanaka clans, offering the current generation children earrings upon becoming Chuunin. The earrings signified their entrance into adulthood and readiness to accept their clan's oaths.
Senju Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Bloodline Technique Member Appearances: Senju Hashirama, Senju Tobirama, Senju Touka Signature Abilities: Mokuton (Shodai only) See also: Tsunade

Senju (Thousand Arms) of the Forest were one of the founding clans of Konoha. Under Senju Hashirama, they allied with other clans including the Uchiha, to found the Fire Country's ninja village. It is unknown if Senju retains a clan structure in the current Konoha. Tsunade is the only known living descendant of founding clan of Konoha.
Shiin's Clan
Location: Rice Field Country

Jutsu Classification: - Member Appearances: Shiin, Menma (Adopted) Signature Abilities: Musical Body Affection

Shiin's clan was a small shinobi clan with ambitious plans in the Rice Field Country. When the young boy Menma lost his parents, the clan adopted him. There he learned the musical skills used by clan members. These tones allowed the musician to affect the minds and chakra of those who hear the melody. When Orochimaru came to the country to establish Hidden Sound, many clan members left to join the new village. As a side effect, jobs from the Rice Field Daimyou stopped coming to the clan. With the clan now on hard times, they were forced into banditry. Shiin the leader of the clan sought to attack a small mining village and take it over. Members of the clan were marked by a coiling purple band on their upper arm, which only appeared when exposed to water.
Uchiha Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Bloodline Technique Member Appearances: Uchiha Sasuke, Uchiha Itachi, Uchiha Obito, etc. Signature Abilities: Sharingan, Mangekyou Sharingan See also: Uchiha Sasuke, Uchiha Itachi, Uchiha Obito, Hatake Kakashi, Doujutsu Techniques

This clan from Konoha Village is known for its ability to copy Genjutsu, Taijutsu and Ninjutsu and then replicate it at will. Clan members have the ability to alter their eyes to take the form of "Sharingan". With their eyes in this form clan members can copy the movement of those they examine.

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Uzumaki Clan
Hidden Village: Whirlpool Village

Jutsu Classification: - Member Appearances: Unnamed Clan Leader, Nagato, Uzumaki Kushina, Uzumaki Mito, Uzumaki Naruto Signature Abilities: Fuuinjutsu

This clan from Whirlpool Village were known for their excellent Fuuinjutsu abilities and red hair. The Uzumaki had excellent vitality and were distantly related to the Senju Clan. Their strength in Fuuinjutsu made them excellent Jinchuuriki. Other villages feared their sealing prowess and destroyed their village. Clan members were known to have left the country having settled in Konoha and Ame. Their relation to the Senju and therefore the Rikudou Sennin allowed one clan member, Nagato, to activate the Rinnegan eye ability.
Yamanaka Clan
Hidden Village: Leaf Village

Jutsu Classification: Secret Technique Member Appearances: Yamanaka Ino, Yamanaka Inoichi Signature Abilities: Shintenshin no Jutsu, Shinranshin no Jutsu Note: Though the databooks say anyone can use the clan body/mind jutsu, Ino refers to them as Secret Techniques.

This clan from Konoha Village is known for its ability to transmit their chakra through the air to a neaby target. This allows them to control their target's mind and body. By taking possession they can also inhabit the target's body and utilize their sensory information. The Yamanaka clan have worked along side the Akimichi and Nara clans for many generations. With each new generation, the clan member swears an oath to defend the honor of the previous generation and also raise a new generation to look after the village.
Yotsuki Clan
Hidden Village: Cloud Village

Jutsu Classification: - Member Appearances: Unnamed Ninja Signature Abilities: -

This clan hails from Kumo Village. Only one member of the clan has been seen, he was interrogated about the whereabouts of the Hachibi Jinchuuriki. On the honor of his clan, he refused to give up any information to the enemy ninja.
Yuki Clan
Hidden Village: Mist Village

Jutsu Classification: Bloodline Technique Member Appearances: Haku, Haku's Mother Signature Abilities: Makyou Hyoushou See also: Haku

The Yuki clan from Mist Village was known for its ability to manipulate water into forms of ice.