Kekkei Genkai (血継限界, Bloodline Trait) are abilities passed down genetically in specific clans. It's possible for a ninja to have more than one of these abilities. Kekkei genkai abilities that work via the user's eye are called dōjutsu.
List of Kekkei Genkai
- Main Article: Boil Release
- Main Article: Byakugan
The Byakugan (白眼, Literally meaning: White Eye, Meaning (Viz): All Seeing White Eye) is the dōjutsu kekkei genkai of the Hyūga clan. It is regarded as one of the Three Great Dōjutsu (三大瞳術, San Daidōjutsu), the others being the Sharingan and the Rinnegan.
- Main Article: Lava Release
- Main Article: Mangekyō Sharingan
A Mangekyō Sharingan is distinguished from a normal Sharingan by its appearance, which changes the form of the tomoe seal. The exact design differs for each user, though all resemble pinwheels. It is initially awakened by the trauma suffered from witnessing the death of someone close to the user.
- Main Article: Rinnegan
The Rinnegan (輪廻眼, Literally meaning: Saṃsāra Eye) is reputed as the most exalted eyes amongst the Three Great Dōjutsu (三大瞳術, San Daidōjutsu) the others being the Byakugan and the Sharingan. The Rinnegan is characterised by light purple sclerae and irides with a ripple-pattern that spreads over the eyeball.
- Main Article: Sharingan
The Sharingan (写輪眼) is the dōjutsu kekkei genkai of the Uchiha clan that appears selectively among its members. It is regarded as one of the Three Great Dōjutsu (三大瞳術, San Daidōjutsu), the others being the Byakugan and the Rinnegan.
- Main Article: Wood Release
Wood Release (木遁, Mokuton) is a nature kekkei genkai formed through simultaneously combining earth-based chakra nature and water-based chakra. The Wood Release can create trees or manipulate vegetation.