Nagato (長門, Nagato) is a leader of the Akatsuki organization from Amegakure. After being orphaned by war, Nagato helped form the Akatsuki group with the aim of ending the war on a peaceful path. However, his best friend who is also the leader of the group, Yahiko is killed for spreading the path of peace, thus making Nagato lose hope. Together with Konan, he begins to lead the new Akatsuki, who will use violent means to achieve their goals. Nagato lives with his parents in a village on the outskirts of Amegakure. When he was very young, Madara Uchiha secretly transplanted his Rinnegan into Nagato without his knowledge or his parents. Some time later, during the Second Shinobi World War, Nagato and his parents took refuge in their home to escape the fighting that was taking place around them. One day, two Konoha shinobi broke into their house looking for food and Nagato and his parents attempted to sneak out unnoticed. When they were found, his parents attacked the two shinobi so that Nagato could escape.
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The Konoha ninja killed their parents in self-defense and realizing that they were only civilians, they tried to apologize to Nagato. Unbelievably saddened, Nagato used Madara's Rinnegan for the first time to kill them and avenge his parents. The three orphans asked the Sannin to teach them ninjutsu. After burying his parents' bodies, Nagato began wandering around looking for food and shelter. Frightened by the ongoing war, no one wants to meet and help him until he is found by Konan and Yahiko, orphans just like himself. They unite, look for food to survive at all costs, and share a dream of a future where they are responsible and can use their power to eliminate war. Yahiko was very passionate about this, which later inspired Nagato to have the same goal. In order to achieve that goal, they need to become a ninja. With several options to choose from, they approached the Konoha Sannin and asked to teach them ninjutsu. Jiraiya, guilty of his participation in the war, offers to teach them how to see their own potential. Jiraiya found a place for them to live and taught them how to fish, but he would not teach them ninjutsu. Meanwhile one day, one of them was found and attacked by the Iwagakure chnin. Fearing for the safety of his friends, Nagato used the Rinnegan to kill the Iwa ninja. When Jiraiya arrived on the scene to help them, he saw Nagato's eyes for the first time and remembered the legend of the Sage of the Six Paths, the original owner of the Rinnegan.
For three years Jiraiya trained his three new students.
Because of this, Jiraiya changed his mind and started teaching them ninjutsu. Nagato regretted killing the Iwa ninja, but Jiraiya assured him that sometimes violence and personal pain were necessary to protect others. At that time, he even shared his belief that Nagato was the reincarnation of the Sage of the Six Paths and that, like the hermit, Nagato would use the Rinnegan to lead to a world of peace. Nagato summoned the Demonic Statue for the first time. For three years Jiraiya trained his three new students. Nagato, due to his Rinnegan, was able to master all the techniques taught. After they were able to defeat one of Jiraiya's shadow clones in a fight, he decided that they were ready to fend for themselves and he returned to Konoha, believing that one day they would bring reform to the country. They then formed an organization they called Akatsuki, with Yahiko as its leader, and began declaring their will to end the war. During the Third Shinobi World War, they were approached by a masked man who called himself "Madara Uchiha", but better known as Tobi. Tobi offered to help them in their quest and showed Nagato how to unlock the full abilities of his Rinnegan. Yahiko refuses the offer, suspecting Tobi only intends to use him. Nagato was injured after fighting Hanzō.
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Along their quest for peace, the Akatsuki group quickly became famous throughout Amegakure, so much so that Hanzō the village leader began to feel threatened that Akatsuki would interfere with his reign. He approached Akatsuki, offering to work with them to help negotiate with the other warring villages. The next day, at a meeting to finalize arrangements, Yahiko and Nagato were ambushed by Hanzo and his men, with Konoha's Danzō Shimura's support. Using Konan as a hostage, Hanzō threatened to kill him if Nagato didn't kill Yahiko. Unwilling to let Nagato follow his conscience, Yahiko committed suicide, using his last breath to express his belief that Nagato would change the world. Angered by Yahiko's death, Nagato took Konan back from Hanzo, though it resulted in his leg being badly damaged. After that, Nagato severed ties with Amegakure by scribbling the village symbol on his forehead protector, and no longer wished to be affiliated with the village of his birth. Paralyzed, Nagato made Yahiko's corpse the Deva Path. Yahiko's death led Nagato to believe that his philosophy of achieving world peace was foolish; would never be willing to end the cycle of death and hatred that had been going on for so long.
With the Rinnegan, he created the Six Paths of Pain from corpses that he controlled remotely.
It is only through direct experience of war and all its losses and suffering that one can truly desire peace. Intending to personally bring a level of despair to the world, Nagato took the pseudonym "Pain". The leg damage he received from Hanzō and being connected to the Demonic Statue resulted in his body becoming weak and losing mobility. With the Rinnegan, he created the Six Paths of Pain from corpses that he controlled remotely. For the Deva Path he used the corpse of Yahiko - still wanting him to lead the organization in spirit - and the other five paths using the corpses of other shinobi who, unknowingly, had met Jiraiya while they were alive. Pain begins to lead Akatsuki in a new direction, quietly accepting Tobi's earlier offer. Akatsuki composed themselves with S-level pursuit ninja and began offering services as a mercenary group to ninja villages, earning the money needed to fund long-term plans. Years later and still loyal to their own version of Amegakure, Pain and Konan started a civil war in the village to overthrow Hanzō.
Many of the villagers supported Pain from behind, believing him to be a god because of his immense power. The Six Paths of Pain eventually cornered Hanzō and killed him along with all of his bodyguards, gaining complete control of the village. To prevent others from challenging him, Pain began eliminating everyone related to Hanz, from his family members to distant acquaintances. Due to Amegakure's highly secretive nature, news of Hanzō's death did not spread outside Amegakure and the village is believed to be still divided by civil war. Pain, who supported the idea of the villagers believing he was God, single-handedly destroyed the remnants of those loyal to Hanzō whenever they appeared and ended Amegakure's eternal rain every Sunday in homage to Yahiko. Nagato's appearance after being reincarnated. Nagato has pale white skin with straight red hair, the color of his Uzumaki Clan heritage. When he was very young, his hair covered his eyes, preventing his Rinnegan from being seen. When he started training to become a ninja he parted his hair so that only his right eye was covered. After he performed the Heavenly Life Samsara Technique his hair turned white as a side effect of the jutsu, and remained white after he was reincarnated. His hair turned red again when he absorbed some of the Eight-Tails' chakra. Connecting with the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path left a number of black chakra receivers embedded in its back and caused its body to become extremely thin and limited its mobility. For this reason he spent most of his adult life in a mechanical walker from which he controlled the Six Paths of Pain.
He also didn't wear any of Akatsuki's signature clothes. Nagato uses the Six Paths Technique against Killer B and Naruto. Jiraiya was stumped by the news that Pain had killed Hanzō alone, whom not even the combined Sannin could defeat. Kabuto Yakushi also considers Nagato (with mobility impeded) as the second strongest reincarnated shinobi after Madara Uchiha. In fact, it took the combined efforts of Itachi Uchiha (also a reincarnated member of Akatsuki), Killer B (the perfect jinchūriki), and Naruto Uzumaki (the near-perfect jinchriki) to successfully defeat Nagato. Nagato channeled her power through the Deva Path. As a descendant of the Uzumaki Clan, Nagato's chakra is naturally strong. His chakra reserves are actually enormous, considering that he can perform multiple techniques that use a lot of chakra in the same day. One of the Fifth Hokage's Anbu guards attributed this chakra supply to his Rinnegan. Nagato was also able to continuously change the nature of his chakra to prevent him from being tracked by sensors. After his first fight with Hanzō, Nagato's legs were badly damaged and his body became weak. This of course limited his movement for the rest of his life and only a large part of his body was still able to move. He regained some of his old abilities after being reincarnated and took some of the Eight-Tails' chakra.
When not disabled, Nagato can move swiftly across the battlefield, closing the gap between himself and his opponents fast enough to force them to retreat. Many of the techniques he employs are seen when used to facilitate Akatsuki encounters, such as allowing members to astrally traverse large distances, protect their rendezvous site, and interfere with the opponent's movement. One of the most important exceptions to this is the Rain Tiger of Desire Technique, which allows him to use the rain to monitor everyone who moves in Amegakure. Nagato could also pinpoint other locations that traversed over long distances, even penetrating beyond barriers erected for the purpose of blocking detection. Nagato's skill in mastering so many types of ninjutsu is largely due to his Rinnegan. The main abilities of the Rinnegan were to give Nagato access to all of the Six Paths Techniques: the gravitational power of the God Path; summoning techniques are available for Animal Paths; the chakra absorption potential of the Preta Path; control over the souls of others by the Human Way; mechanized options on the Asura Road; access to the King of Hell via the Naraka Road. Due to the limitations of his original body, Nagato had little opportunity to use this ability directly. When the opportunity arose, he could switch between the different Paths directly, performing many abilities at a level that he was unable to when using the technique through others. One offshoot of the Six Paths Technique that Nagato provided for himself was the Outer Path. The Heavenly Life Samsara Technique to revive the dead.