Self or CorpseSpeed:
Kugutsu | IjutsuClassification:
A-Rank Intelligence, Ability to make S-Rank PuppetsParent Technique:
A human puppet is a type of puppet created from human corpses. By removing the internal organs of a foe and preserving the body to prevent decomposition, as well as adding weapons and defenses, the user can make incredibly powerful and unique puppets. Only PCs may be turned into Human Puppets in this way. Corpses transformed into human puppets will retain their ability to use chakra, keeping the Stamina stat of the individual and are able to use that chakra in order to perform any jutsu that the corpse knew in life, including any techniques or abilities related to kekkei genkai. A human puppet created this way may only have up to 15 jutsu, selected upon creation from techniques that the corpse knew in life. No Restricted of any kind may be used by a human puppet created in this way. Creating a human puppet in this manner costs 500 EXP in addition to the normal costs for making puppet. These puppets cannot be used by anyone other than the creator, and take up an attunement slot when being used and must be declared in the user’s updates sections as other attunement slot usage must be. The price for creating a human puppet out of corpse like this is increased to 3,000,000 ryo.
This same technique can also allow the user to modify their own body into a living puppet. While nearly the entire body can be turned into a puppet, the user must always keep a core of still living material, usually composed of compressed tenketsu. This core becomes the user’s only weakness, and thus a massive weak point. The user becomes able to fight for extended periods of time without hindrances that would normally affect a human body, such as fatigue, muscle failure, loss of blood, wounds, or pain. This allows the user to theoretically live forever unless killed, never perishing from old age. This conversion additionally allows the user to forgo the need for food, water, and air. This core can be transferred to other puppets at speeds equivalent to the user’s Coordination as well, allowing the user to abandon bodies that are damaged beyond repair or incapacitated. This core retains the user’s Strength and Constitution stats, while the puppet they inhabit uses either its base Strength or Constitution stat, chosen at creation. Appropriate boosters and debuffs that affect the user will always affect both the core and the puppet when the core and puppet are together. Otherwise the user’s base stats are used for their puppet body. For the purpose of enchantments, the core and human puppet count as different objects despite being created together.
Transforming oneself into a human puppet grants a permanent passive +2 Tier Unique boost to Coordination, and a +1 Tier Unique boost to Intelligence and Perception, and requires 2,000 EXP in addition to the normal costs for creating the puppet. Swapping to a new puppet body after creating the first costs no additional EXP, and the EXP to turn oneself into a human puppet is a one-time fee. Human puppets must always be S-Rank puppets, and the same costs exist for turning yourself into one as creating a normal S-Rank puppet. Turning the body into a human puppet allows for the user to perform the Red Secret Technique: Performance of a Hundred Puppets.
- Red Secret Technique:
Name: Red Secret Technique: Performance of a Hundred Puppets
Classification: Sunagakure Exclusive
Hand Seals: N/A
Requirements: Human Puppetry
Description: This technique allows the user to control up to 100 Puppets at one time by creating a spool of Chakra Strings from which to manipulate them. As even the most elite of puppeteers cannot control more than ten puppets at a time (one per finger), this technique requires at least some degree of human modification via Human Puppetry. It is said by augmenting tenketsu in a very specific way, the user is capable of producing up to 100 Chakra Strings from which to control their puppets. Puppets manipulated via this technique are said to move quicker than normal and as such gain a plus to Coordination and Speed while it is active.
Rather than turning the user into a Human Puppet, this technique can be used if the user constructs an item specifically designed to allow them to use this technique, which requires S-Rank Engineering and costs 1,000,000 ryo.
Weaknesses: While this technique allows a puppeteer to overwhelm his or her opponents with sheer numbers, the difficulty in tracking that many puppets is overwhelming. Those with below S-Rank Perception will have their all 100 of their puppets experience a two tier debuff to Coordination and Speed when this technique is being used. At 75 puppets it becomes a one tier debuff to Coordination and Speed. At 50 puppets there is no debuff in movement.
Human puppets can be destroyed and rendered inoperable thereby nullifying their various techniques and abilities. A body transformed into a human puppet has its potential for growth completely capped. The human puppet's base stats will be permanently stuck at whatever tier they were at the point of transformation. These stats may be boosted via techniques and abilities but they cannot be trained for a permanent increase. This drawback applies if more than a fourth of the body is turned into a human puppet. Due to the process of turning the user’s body into a puppet as well, the user will no longer be able to benefit from most traditional forms of healing techniques. Just like using Puppet Armor, having the user's core inside a human puppetry body sets the user's base Speed stat to C, although items and techniques may still boost the user's speed above this as normal.