The Byakugan is a doujutsu kekkei Genkai and is also known as the White Eye, White Eyes, or All-Seeing White Eye. It’s one of the Three Great Dōjutsu (along with the Sharingan and Rinnegan). The Byakugan grants its user an almost 360° field of vision around their head while at the same time granting them telescopic vision. It has various other abilities as well but all these abilities are unknown.
Who is Byakugan?
Byakugan is the doujutsu kekkei genkai of the Otsutsuki clan. The kekkei Genkai is passed down from generation to generation. But some members of the Hyūga clan have a natural ability to use the Byakugan and gain its abilities without training.
The main thing that makes the Byakugan different from the other two great dōjutsu is that it gives you three separate modes. You can see through your own eyes but also see with your eyes and something else. What this “something else” does (what its actual purpose is), nobody knows for sure because there’s no information about it.
Life and Character of Byakugan Dojutsu in Naruto Shippuden
Byakugan Dojutsu was a member of the Otsutsuki clan and the younger brother of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. To become stronger than Kaguya, Byakugan trained himself vigorously every day. He gained many new abilities as a result; he mastered senjutsu, learned how to use the Byakugan in multiple ways and became famous for his battle skills. Now, he is currently allied with the white Zetsu army and works alongside them but his motives are still unknown.
In Naruto Shippuden, Byakugan usually appears with the white Zetsu army. Whenever they launch some kind of attack or when they try to infiltrate Konoha or somewhere else. When a member of the White Zetsu army uses his Byakugan, he has no other eyes apart from the one on his forehead. In this form, he can see through both his eyes and the white Zetsu army members’ eyes at the same time. The Byakugan is also a vital tool for some of the techniques that Hinata Hyūga uses; one example is her Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists technique. Where she uses a clone to make an attack that’s hard for others to block but it still can be blocked if someone has Byakugan.
Nature and Personality:
All we know about Byakugan’s personality is that he loves to train. And he is stronger than most of the ninjas in Konoha, which means he’s very skilled. As we’ve seen in the Shippuden series, the Byakugan are a big deal because they have a big influence on the story.
For example, they’ve caused Hinata’s family to hide their abilities from other people, they’ve caused problems with the Uchiha clan. And now 3 white Zetsu army members use the Byakugan (one of them being the leader). More reasons why Byakugan has a huge role in Naruto Shippuden.
Eyes Powers of Byakugan:
The different stages of the Byakugan, starting from stage one.
Stage one: A character’s pupils turn into black dots. This is also the stage that people with the kekkei Genkai enter upon awakening it.
Stage two: The user can see chakra, allowing them to tell if someone is a ninja. Or not just by looking at them (this only applies if they are in human form). At this point, the Byakugan can also give its user telescopic vision. It grants its users an almost 360° field of vision around their heads while at the same time granting them telescopic vision. It also has various other abilities as well but all of these abilities are unknown.
Naruto with Byakugan Dojutsu
Naruto awakened his Byakugan for the first time when he was still a child, to see his father being attacked by unknown shinobi who were trying to kidnap him. Byakugan Dojutsu in naruto Shippuden was able to stop them from doing it and ended up injuring some of them. The reason why Naruto was able to do what he did was that he was soon able to awaken his kekkei Genkai. Which is called the Sharingan in manga and anime (see here). Luckily, this only happened once and Naruto didn’t have his hyūga blood flowing in him.