Method Training: Genjutsu // The Illusionary Arts
Genjutsu is the art of controlling, inducing, and combating illusions and spiritual manipulation. Generally, casting an illusion deals in simulating reality by manipulating one's basic senses. This is done by manipulating the chakra in the cerebral nervous system of an opponent. While the images and sensory manipulations of these illusionary techniques appear real to their victim, they are not and thus cause no physical harm to opponents (under normal circumstances, the most notable exception being the Kurama Clan). The average illusion serves to deceive the senses and cause mental damage to inhibit an opponent and provide openings to the user. Mental damage, explained later, is a type of spiritual damage existing within the realm of Yin Release. Genjutsu as a whole now falls under the category of Yin Release; at a basic level Genjutsu manipulates spirituality and can inflict mental and spiritual damage. The field has grown over so many years that many roleplayers could fight an entire battle with almost Genjutsu alone. On an advanced level Genjutsu has been seen being able to manipulate the spirit to such a degree that it can induce mental suggestions, control minds, or even overwrite reality itself.
**Writing this thread takes elements from Reborn's original Method Training for Illusionary techniques, as well as certain still relevant aspects from Scorps's Illusionary Arts thread from 2013.
Recognizing, Breaking, and Casting Illusions:
Recognition & Breaking Illusions
The Types of Illusions:
Yin Genjutsu/Elemental Genjutsu