“The Incipient” (はじまりのもの, Hajimari no Mono, Viz: She of the Beginning) is chapter 679 of the original Naruto manga.
As Madara screams out in pain, Sasuke and Naruto notice that Madara’s shadows are disappearing. Almost immediately, large amounts of chakra begin bursting out of the ground and converging on Madara. Sasuke deduces that the chakra is coming from everyone falling victim to the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Sensing that the chakra is even more powerful than the Ten-Tails, both Naruto and Sasuke attempt to stop Madara from consuming the chakra, but just when they begin to approach him, they are both caught by two strands of chakra.
While Naruto is worried that if they don’t stop the massive chakra, it will end up killing everyone, Black Zetsu tells him that Kaguya had once used the technique, but didn’t kill anyone. Instead, she used it to create soldiers, revealing that humans who were caught under the genjutsu previously eventually became the White Zetsu Army, through a slow process over time. While explaining, Madara’s body begins to expand, due to the massive intake of chakra. After Black Zetsu transfers itself into Madara, Obito collapses to the ground, with Kakashi looking worried. The massive chakra finally settles down, everyone is shocked as Kaguya Ōtsutsuki is fully revived. Sensing both Sasuke’s and Naruto’s chakra, she grabs them and sends them hurling to the ground. Sakura, worried, tries to help but immediately stops when Kaguya walks right past her. Kaguya, using her Byakugan, wonders if the chakra she’s sensing is from her sons, but recognises that it’s Indra’s and Asura’s, and concludes is the one who gave them the techniques. Kakashi laments Obito’s apparent death, he asks Kaguya what her plan is, to which she states that she doesn’t want any more damage to be done to her “nursery” before instantaneously shifting them all into another dimension filled with lava.
- The colour spread for this chapter is not included with the volume release.
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