Taste Sensory Skill
(Mikaku Henkanshi no Ki)
It's similar to specific techniques, like Sound Release's Inner Sonar Skill, but always active. Unlike skills, this ability is basically an enhanced form of a sense that any animal possesses and, as such, is always active and unconsciously controlled. It works by passively engrossing the chakra flow around the mouth, throat and tongue areas, associated with Taste, augmenting their sensitivity, like the Sonar Skill increases the chakra flow around the ears.
This permits the user to acquire a super-human sense of taste, allowing one to sense even the faintest remnants of substances and pinpoint their origin, concentration and nature and, through this ability, the user acquires the ability to taste chakra itself.
Every person has a unique chakra signature, which leaves behind a unique chakra taste. Simultaneously, each element stimulates different parts of the tongue, and is thus associated with the different base flavors ( Sweet - Fire, Sour - Wind, Bitter - Lightning, Salty - Earth, Savory - Water ), which can then complexity into the advanced Elements. The Ganmi's taste sensory perception is heightened and quite dexterous. A Ganmi is able to taste the different concentrations of a sample, in order to gauge the quantity and distance from the taste source, as anyone would a smell or a sound, for example. The nature of the taste, is associated with a taste map, every chemical and mineral will activate a different cell, which will be associated with several taste groups. Each individual taste will activate more than one taste group, and the brain will come to the conclusion of the nature of the taste through this cross checking. A lemon may activate group B, C, D and not A, and that is the composition of what the brain perceives as Lemon. The more exposed a Ganmi is to the elements, the more complex their taste map is. An unknown taste will still activate a specific set of groups, and it is up to the user to associate with with something, for future reference.
This, of course, makes their chakra nature sensing, while quite better than sharingan's, still similar, in the sense that there is not a direct link to a chakra nature, as if each had a specific taste ( or color in the sharingan's case), which it actually doesn't have, but it does allow an experienced user to deduct it quite accurately ( through heat, ashy smell, carbonization, etc for Fire, liquidy, mineraly, wet and cold for Water, etc etc ), along with other sensory cues, like sight, sound, etc.
The complexity of the Gamni Taste is similar to that of other advanced chemical-sensor animals, such as the highly advanced dog smelling sense. Emotions are nothing but hormonal and chemical unbalances, and even dogs, with their subpar intelligence, are able to innately distinguish a wide range of emotions in other animals, humans inclusive, from Happiness to Fear, Sadness to Excitement. It's a fusion between body language and heightened sensory. A panicked person will sweet more, which the dog is able to smell. Lust will invariable release sexual hormones, that, while not as noticeable as pheromones in other species, are still there and noticeable to someone with heightened senses. Gamni thus ally their animalistic advanced senses with the human innate brain capabilities, to bring these Emotion sensing to new heights, in a much more complex sensory map than dogs, capable of greater empathy and thus, better distinguish the nuances of similar emotions.
- Every chakra signature is different and individual, and so is it's taste..
- Every chakra modulation is distinguishable by user, quantity, nature and type.
- Basic Chakra, Elemental Chakra, Bijuu Chakra, and other type of chakra related energies are able to be tasted, even if the user can't access them or is able to understand or define them.
- Non-Chakra related Energy sources can't be tasted unless they come from a chakra-requiring technique, this only entails alternative spiritual sources, like untouched Force, or un-gathered Natural Energy, for example.
- The user is able to taste certain emotions or conditions in people, similar to other animals with highly advanced chemical senses (like Dogs). They thrive in it and developed the Taste Genjutsu with it.
- The power and range of the sensory technique varies with the rank of the user both in power and in the clan.
[*]According to the speed chart, Ganmi's natural prowess would be somewhat equal to that of an Inuzuka clansmen, thus 1.5x. Upon reaching the highest level within the clan, this ability is increased to x3, similar to that of Emotion Sensing.
Alright before you fully move on Id like to touch on some things here. Now if you aren’t aware or didn’t see it, the sensing has “two” forms. The first is the non chakra version which allows you to taste different things such as metals, poisons, food ingredients etc. This is how we are able to sense Hayabusa – as we can taste them. This however doesn’t work on energy sadly as something like that normally doesn’t have a taste. The second one is obviously chakra sensing but one cool aspect of this sensing comes from the rankingsAight got it, no other questions for now.
Incorrect on the Katsuryoku spirits. They aren't composed of chakra; just pure Yin energy or ethereal energy. Neither forms of our sensory can detect them. You're correct on the "natural" spirit thing however.Pretty much everything, unless it's are energy, with the exception of chakra originating ones. Using that logic, we get a yes for Katsu techs, but not for the spirits that are naturally existing(unless they use chakra), and not the distortions, but rather the creator of the distortions. I just have a vague general idea of what those two clans do, so I might be wrong. For SNK yes, as each is their own unique being and as their chakra doesn't overlap/merge, I'd assume the same for their traits, or at the very least if they pop out of the body. And lastly "Well besides the crude remarks;"
So this the primary offensive and external skill of the clan. Before you called it an extra element but in reality that's incorrect. Saliva Manipulation or Black Tongue Arts does not generate saliva made from chakra but rather chakra infused into it. So this isn't an elemental nature but rather an advanced ninjutsu exclusive to the clan.Corrosive Saliva
( Tsuba no Ki )
With the constant output of chakra into the user's mouth, they began developing a much greater control over the their own saliva, altering it's toxicity to accomodate the constant tasting and taste-related actions, and even using it in battle. This allows the user to passively manipulate their own saliva through basic chakra, Ninjutsu, similar to Cloth, Paper and Flower users, by infusing their Glands and actual Saliva with their own chakra.
It does not stand as the ability to turn chakra into Saliva, as this is not an Elemental Technique. If the user's saliva producing glands are inviable, he/she won't be able to access this ability. This ability will have actual techniques to support it, created with the proper format. The techniques are similar to Water jutsu, and have similar strength and weaknesses, with the exception of its corrosive properties which are able to dissolve all biological matter ( strong against biological elements like Wood, Mushroom, Plant, Flesh, etc ).
The ability came into play from the Ganmi's natural curiosity and earn for experiencing multiple tastes, to increase their Taste Map. Over the time, their saliva would pick up toxic waste and pathological bacteria, that that would adapt to and control. The Ganmi Corrosive Saliva adaptation, which they refer to as Black Tongue, is similar to the adaptations of Komodo Dragons, or other poisonous (but not venomous) animals and plants. They are able to mask the natural fetid scent (which is actually alluring and pleasant to other Ganmi, in their passive and unfocused state), through innate taste-manipulation techniques, making their breath smell as normal as other humans, but still allowing the alive to be toxic and corrosive to biological matter, which helps with their digestion.
In offensive usages, the techniques will unleash their smell restriction, and will be corrosive even to other Ganmi. They achieve this increase in their saliva's toxicity by augmenting the concentration and volume, through chakra stimulation and infusion.
The user cannot create Saliva from chakra, only induce the production of Saliva.The user is able to change the toxicity and corrosion of the saliva and is granted a degree of immunity to only his own saliva, not other user's or other toxic/poisonous/corrosiveelements.Saliva is manipulated in liquid form, similar to waterSaliva follows Water's elemental S&W, except in it's strength against Biological Elements (Wood, Mushroom, Plant, Germ, etc)If the user's glands aren't functional, saliva production ceases as normal.Saliva techniques will be submitted individually.Power and quantity depends on the user's rank in power and within the clan.
(Tsuba Kijutsu: Myousake ⋓ Meiwain ) Black Tongue Arts: Dark Licorish ⋓ NectarI see I see. And no current questions on the general functions of saliva, it's all explained pretty well.
As said before, Saliva has the same s/w as water release minus when vs organics which it is strong against. It means it adapts all the abiltites and functions as the technique you adapted. As for the boosts, unless you mention it in the technique then no. As said again, it is not water release. As for the last part, ofc depending on the technique itself id say its possible but I wouldnt stress the issueAlright, as you said, it's a general technique, so that's always nice, as you have options and whatnot. I have a question due to the first sentence referencing water s/ws. Does this mean that if we adapt a technique through this, it would not gain the advantage saliva has over organic elements? Or is it just saying that for everything else it's the same? Also, can we apply water boosts to it? And would it work on water techniques that have another element used with it? Like let's say some lightning/water combo jutsu, or something similar. Strange how my questions are basically about something I can't use rn z.z
Based on chakra but ofc S/W applies as normal. And probably but I wouldn't use it against a stronger technique in the first place. Well idk, id just advice vs something like Senjutsu just for safe keeping.Alright, I just have a few. So this would work on chakra in terms of absorption, and not damage output? Also, in cases where the opposing technique is stronger and we use this, would it weaken said technique by a certain margin? Or would that be more for a diff tech/update? And just as a confirmation, consuming techniques like SM or some of the CC based ones, would not negatively harm us in terms of absorbing the chakra, right?
Taste Illusionary Arts
Ganmi no Genjutsu
These techniques combine concepts of Ninjutsu and Genjutsu. The Taste Genjutsu pertain to a set of illusions that use Taste/Smell as a medium. To do so, the Gamni exude a type of toxin, pheromone-based, that, through inhalation or ingestion/absorption through the mouth's mucosa ( Taste or Smell ) are carried on to the brain, together with chakra and trigger an illusion. Through this type of Genjutsu, the user acquires a greater grip on the target's physiology and psyche, going as far as being able to induce emotional disturbances in addition to the distortion of the senses, as is normal with any Genjutsu.
Apart of Taste and Smell, which trigger the illusion, these Ganmi Toxins are almost imperceptible (if one looks carefully and in certain conditions, a slight distortion in the air (similar to the effect of hot air rising from the ground in a very hot day) is present around the user). Yet they are produced through chakra, and, thus, are easily detected by any Chakra Sensing Ability, such as Doujutsu or the default Chakra Sensing Technique or any similar technique. They can be destroyed by Lightning and pushed by Wind or Water ( Rain, for example, lessens the Toxin's spread ), disabled by cold and are enhanced by Fire, otherwise being unaffected and unphased by other elements (Earth and most simple solid elements). The Toxins are exuded from the users body or mouth or can be a byproduct of the users own Saliva.
Fundamental Effect - Flavor
These deal with the main body of the Gamni Toxin and it is used to modulate the taste in order to get the whole variety of flavors possible. This allows the user to mimic any taste, and is used to give certain hues of flavor to every technique, or simply be used to create more diverse and realistic flavors. In essence, it means any genjutsu cast by a Ganmi can have a different perceived flavor, apart from the illusion the toxin triggers. This flavor will stay present throughout the duration of the illusion and cannot be hidden or masked by the illusion itself; its the trigger, the signature but also the weakness of the skill.
Primary Effect - Illusion
This is the illusion triggered by the Toxin. It works similarly to any normal Genjutsu, where the chakra, carried and inserted by the pheromone-based toxin, is absorbed by the Taste and Smell receptors of the target and carried on to the brain, where they will disturb the chakra system and create an illusion, following the rules of Genjutsu. These do not necessarily pertain to Taste-based illusions, they can be as diverse as normal Genjutsu in terms of effects.
Secondary Effect - Emotion
This is essentially the difference between Ganmi Genjutsu and normal Genjutsu, as the pheromones , unlike other Genjutsu, can infuse the target with different Emotions, varying in degree, that will condition the target when perceiving the Illusion.
The degree of which these effects take place depend on the technique used and are specific to each of the Genjutsu that will be submitted as clan arts. However, they are illusionary effects that can be countered same as any Genjutsu. Not only that but, since they are toxin/pheromone induced, they can be countered if the toxin/pheromone is removed from the system of the target. Because the pheromone has to be absorbed and introduced into the targets body, there is a small time window between tasting/smelling the pheromone and feeling the effects of the Genjutsu, normally one turn, with higher and complex techniques requiring sometimes more time. Basic rules also spread across all techniques in which a paralysis due to Fear (or similar) can only be affect up to same ranked targets; technique restrictions vary and are defined in each technique specifically; rain, extremely dry environments and other hindering environmental conditions reduce effects by half and increase induction time by x2.
- Anger - The sense of anger will usually prompt the target to react, normally negatively, against the object of anger. This can be used to make the target focus on something, by making it the object of anger. Anger is usually accompanied with the need to get rid or destroy the object of anger. Anger will remove the ability to perform complex mind techniques, such as Genjutsu, and incite the target to utilize offensive techniques (by preventing Supplementary and Defense) up to a certain extent.
- Disgust - The sense of disgust will usually prompt the target to avoid and even repudiate something. Rather than meaning to destroy, the target will be less willing to come in contact with the object of disgust, and is usually accompanied with personal sickness and repulsion. Disgust will remove the target's sensory abilities, clouding the user's perception of reality ( doujutsu, chakra sensing, etc) and incites the target to utilize defensive techniques, ( by preventing Offensive and Offensive) up to a certain extent.
- Fear - The sense of fear will usually prompt the target to suspect and even shut down when exposed to the object of fear. It works, essentially, to create paranoia or actual paralysis, in a more refine version of Killing Intent. Fear will remove the target's ability to act, or, at least, hesitate, when exposed to the object of fear, up to a certain extent.
- Happiness - The sense of happiness will usually prompt the target to become content, or even attract the target to the object of happiness. It will essentially calm and lure the target, creating a sense of comfort or want for contact. It will usually lessens the target's intention of harming or negatively targeting the target ( with the exception of non harming binding techniques ), and prevents the target from using offensive techniques, while summons won't be able to attack at all, up to a certain extent.
- Sadness - The sense of sadness will usually remove the will of the opponent, when exposed to the object of sadness. It evokes negative and exhausting reactions on the target. Sadness will prevent the target from using Taijutsu techniques, as well as Supplementary techniques, opting for the more instantly gratifying Defensive or Offensive techniques, up to a certain degree.
This is the remnant of the Ganmi Genjutsu after it is countered. For twice as long as the Ganmi Genjutsu was in place, the target will still experience the fundamental flavor that triggered the technique. This will mean that the target will taste that (bitter, sweet, etc) despite being out of the illusion which in turn will prevent him from tasting any other Ganmi Genjutsu within that time frame.
- All 3 types of Effect happen simultaneously in a Ganmi Genjutsu Technique.
- Only one type of Secondary Effect can happen per Ganmi Genjutsu
- Throughout the duration of a Ganmi Genjutsu, no other Ganmi Genjutsu can be used.
- Ganmi Genjutsu follow Genjutsu Layering and Countering Rules, as well as the normal restrictions and mechanics of regular Genjutsu.
Elaborate a bit more please on what you're asking.Alrightt, the cooler stuff. Taste and Smell essentially become ways for the opponent to detect the illusion, right? And we can chose the unique characteristics of those, no? Those are the questions that pop up now. The Secondary effects are litt and ik they have their own unique techs