|“||To think....That there would be someone like me in this world...That's why I can't stand it!||„|
|~ Menma Uzumaki to Naruto.|
Menma Uzumaki is the main antagonist in the animated movie Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja who happens to be a version of Naruto from an alternate universe which Naruto and Sakura ended up as the result of being subjected to Obito Uchiha's Infinite Tsukuyomi. Unlike Naruto, Menma fully embraced his world's version of Kurama and became evil. Obito took Menma's body as his own to interact with the world he created while using the youth to battle Naruto.
He was voiced by famous voice actress Maile Flanagan who also voices the real Naruto.
Road to Ninja
Menma, who is wearing his kitsune mask is first seen attacking a village, carrying a defeated shinobi with him. Tobi arrives and makes a deal with him by giving him the genjutsu world's jinchuriki and they agreed to work together. At some point, he manage to defeat genjutsu world's counterpart of Yugito Nii and lost the Red Moon Scroll from Jiraiya whom he manages to kill later.
Later, he attack the Hokage's office and forces Tsunade to give the scroll back to him. He overpowers Minato, Kushina and Tsunade. Naruto and Sakura fought him but overpowers them too and then kidnaps Sakura in exchange for the scroll. He uses his Great Spiraling Ring, destroying a large part of Konoha and leaves. After Naruto confronts Tobi, Menma attacks him and asked for the Red Moon Scroll. He summons his Nine Masked Beasts and tries to kill Naruto but is saved by the genjutsu world's counterpart of Akatsuki, who manages to fight his Nine Masked Beasts. He starts to fight Naruto himself and clashes with his Spiralling Ring with the latter's Rasenshuriken. Upon doing so destroys his mask and is then revealed himself to be Naruto's genjutsu counterpart. He called forth his Nine Masked Beast and summons the world's counterpart of Kurama, the Black Nine Tails . He then overpowers Naruto. Naruto in turn, makes a truce with Kurama and fights alongside with him. As the fight comes to an end, Naruto and Menma exchange their final blows and Naruto knocks out Menma out. Tobi then possess Menma and personally extract Kurama out of Naruto, causing Naruto to look into his Sharingan. As Kurama is beginning to get extracted, Sakura steps in & stops the extraction. Naruto gets up defeats a Tobi-possesed Menma, similar to how his father defeated him. Tobi leaves Menma's body and proceeds to fight Naruto and Sakura before retreating into the real world. Minato and Kushina then quickly arrived and checks upon Menma as Naruto & Sakura transports back into the real world.
Powers and Abiltites
Menma has all the abilities Naruto possesses, but with better control over his Kurama to create living constructs from the Nine Tails's chakra. With Obito using his body, Menma gained the Sharingan and able to use it to his benefit (though implied that he used them without him realizing it as Tobi was controlled his body). However, the way Menma developed his powers appeared not in the same way with Naruto's, given that Menma's Spiralling Ring was alternate version of Naruto's Ranseshuriken.
Nine Masked Beast
The Nine Masked Beasts are entities created by Menma throught the used of Black Nine Tail's chakra. Five of these beast are described as divine beast while the other four are described as divine priests. They are very similar to the Six Paths of Pain. Menma summons them by forming a tiger seal and chanting the kuji-kun, which conjures a massive mandala featuring each kanji of the kuji-in encircled by nine rings, arrayed in the same cross pattern he wears in his cloak. Each of the masked beast emerges from a specific ring. The rings are somewhat similar to the ones Akatsuki wore. One defeated, they reverted to their true forms, which are nine masked fox kits that each possess a single tail. They can also convert back into chakra that will arc through the air from their present location back to Menma. Once they collided with Menma, they reform Black Nine Tails.
- Seiryuu (Azure Dragon), a dragon that resembles a seahorse.
- Byakko (White Tiger), a lean and slender white tiger.
- Suzaku (Vermillion Bird), a bird with elegant & dramatic plumage.
- Genbu (Black Tortoise), a tortoise with a shell with overlapping plates.
- Kinja (Golden Snake), a serpent with massive golden scales. It can bind on its opponents wrapping its body around them.
- Tennyo (Celestial Maiden), an angelic priestess with overlapping robes. It uses transluscent ribbons to whip enemies. Like Kinja, it can also bind its opponents.
- Shinigami (Grim Reaper), a skeletal priest that bears a striking resemblance to the Grim Reaper. A swing of its scythe unleashes sickle-like energy waves which drain targets of their chakra once they have passed through them. The waves can be bypass the barriers set up by Hakuto Sennin & Nanto Sennin.
- Hakuto Sennin (Northern Sage), a priest with a fox staff. In unison with the Nanto Sennin, it can trap opponents in purple cylindrical barriers.
- Nanto Sennin (Southern Sage), the matching counterpart of Hakuto Sennin. In unison with Hakuto Sennin, it can trap opponents in purple cylindrical barriers.
A dark technique with is very similar to Naruto's Rasengan, except being darker. It creates a dark purple Rasengan-like orb of chakra that orbit the main sphere. These rings then align into one disk-like shape around the orb, causing the rings to look like planetary rings. It matches Naruto's Rasenshukiren in Sage Mode in power. A much more powerful version of it, Great Spiralling Ring is also used which can cause a massive destruction in the impact.
- Menma can be compared to Naruto's dark aspect which he faced while training for his confrontation with Kurama. This was due to them shares similar personality, and had Naruto given to the hatred and turned to the dark side, he would have been ended up became like Menma does.
- Unlike Naruto, Menma was having more stable and happy childhood as seen in his family album that examined by Naruto.
- Menma destroying Konoha with Great Spiralling Ring is very similar to how Pain destroyed Konoha using Almighty Push.
- Menma's Nine Masked Beasts are named and based on the 5 celestial beasts mentioned in the Chinese constellations (Byakko, Seiryuu, Suzaku, Genbu and Kinja) & the two divine priests are based from the angel and grim reaper of Japanese mythology. The Hokuto & Nanto Sennin are based from the Northern and Southern Dippers.
- Given the fact that his parents unaware that he has turned to the dark side while at the same time his position was unknowingly taken by his real-world counterpart Naruto (whom Kushina and Minato mistaken as Menma), Menma's fell to the dark side was likely recently occured albeit not specified when.
- He shares some similarities with Dark Danny from the Danny Phantom series:
- They are both evil counterparts to their rival protagonists.
- Menma's parents survived the Nine-Tails attack while Danny's friends, family, and teacher died from the Nasty Burger explosion.
- Their bodies merged together but became corrupted (Obito Uchiha possessed Menma's weak body and Vlad Plasmius's conscious took over Danny Phantom's body)
- They both have glowing red eyes.