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''Here be spoilers. Any thing that has not been aired on the free version[[note]]one week after the paid version[[/note]] of [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Naruto_Shippuden Crunchyroll]] should be spoiler-tagged.''

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[[folder: In General]]
!!Team 7 provides examples of:
* AnimalMotifs: Each of the 3 original genins have been paired with the animal summon that the Sannin have been associated with. Naruto signed a contract with the toads under Jiraiya's tutelage and learned sage jutsu from the toads later in the series. Sasuke learned to summon and use several diverse jutsus involving snakes from Orichimaru in early part 2. After learning the truth of Itachi, Sasuke began using hawk summons, but retained the snake contract as well. Sakura is able to use slug summons being Tsunade's student.
* BettyAndVeronica: Sakura was the Archie to Naruto's Betty and Sasuke's Veronica.
* ColorCodedCharacters
** ChromaticArrangement: Naruto - Yellow (or Orange), Sasuke - Blue, Sakura - Red (or Pink), Kakashi - Green
** BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura respectively.
* FreudianTrio: Team 7 starts out with pretty clearly defined roles, with Naruto representing the Id as he was loud, impulsive, boastful, hyperactive, stubborn, instinctual, etc. ; Sakura being the Ego and Sasuke the Super Ego. Interesting in that Naruto and Sasuke gradually exchange their roles through the course of the story, while Sakura's role remains mostly the same.
* GenerationXerox: Twice, no less!
** Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura trained under a Sannin over the timeskip, learning their summons and part of the moveset, and furthering their personality comparisons. Sasuke/Orochimaru was the student who left to further his own power, Jiraiya/Naruto was the dedicated, dreamer friend who can't give them up, and Tsunade/Sakura the woman caught in the middle. Kakashi/Sarutobi was the master who put the most stock in the student who left and [[spoiler: ultimately had to fight them later on after being promoted to Sixth Hokage candidate/Third Hokage.]]
** They have a few similarities to the Team 7 under the Fourth Hokage - Naruto/Obito was the loud jokester who was looked down upon for having "lesser" abilities, the heart of the group; Sasuke/Kakashi was the serious "cool" guy, completely single-minded in his dedication and something of a prodigy; and Sakura/Rin was the cool guy's fangirl who didn't recognize the jokester's crush on her, had a bright demeanor, and was essentially the group's medic.
*** [[spoiler: It goes even further, both teams consist of a Jinchuuriki, an Uchiha, and an otherwise BadassNormal, one of which would eventually betray the Leaf Village]]
** And a third time from the time of the Sage of Six Paths [[spoiler: Naruto/Asura is the no-good fighter who inherited his father's legacy and ultimately fostered cooperation with other people while Sasuke/Indra is the genius fighter with special eyes who was able to take advantage of his genetic predisposition to power, and was able to do everything on his own.]]
*** This also explains their relatively subtle similarities to Hashirama and Madara [[spoiler: who are the previous succesors of Ashura and Indra]]
* HairContrastDuo: Naruto and Sasuke.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Each member of the original team 7 has nearly died or has died and was brought back. [[spoiler:Sakura nearly died in her fight against Sasori, but was revived by Chiyo. Kakashi died protecting Choji from Pain and Nagato revived him. Naruto and Sasuke were nearly killed by Madara, while Sakura and Obito saved Naruto and Kabuto saved Sasuke.]]
* NeverForgottenSkill: Team work. No matter how long it's been since they've seen each other or how wildly their individual skills have evolved and diverged, the trio can still work in sync like they've been rehearsing daily when they end up on the same side of a battle.
** When Naruto came back after the timeskip, Naruto and Sakura were perfectly in sync against Kakashi, despite spending 2.5 years apart.
** [[spoiler: During the battle with the Ten Tails they initiate the 'New Three-Way Deadlock' formation perfectly, and Naruto and Sasuke further combine Rasen-shuriken with Amaterasu and the Nine Tails Chakra Shroud with Susanoo - all this minutes after Sasuke decides to rejoin the group after being rogue for 3-4 years and only having seen Naruto and Sakura twice during that time.]]
* NinjaBrat: Naruto in particular, as he started the series as a bratty, immature, mischievous child who had failed the Ninja Academy graduation exam multiple times. Sakura and Sasuke both have their moments of immaturity in Part 1 as well.
* RedOniBlueOni: Naruto is the red to Sasuke's blue.
** In Part 2, it has slowly flipped around.
* TheTeam
** Part I - with a FreudianTrio mixed in
*** TheMentor[=/=]TheLeader - Kakashi - As the TokenAdult and Jounin in charge of the three Genin
*** TheLancer[=/=]NumberTwo - Sasuke (Superego) - trains more closely with Kakashi than the others, is TheLeader whenever Kakashi is absent and is the primary foil to Naruto
*** TheHero[=/=]TheBigGuy - Naruto (Id) - Inspires others with his heroism, forms the closest bonds with the people they meet on their missions, and his huge chakra reserves and Kyuubi powers make him a force on the battlefield
*** TheChick[=/=]TheSmartGuy - Sakura (Ego) - the TokenGirl [[MrExposition can explain]] [[CombatCommentator everything,]] and knew the answers to the written exam without cheating. Takes backseat to the fighting and becomes a healer. At the center of a 'love triangle' of sorts between Naruto and Sasuke.
** Part II - By the end its a proper FiveManBand
*** TheLeader - Naruto
*** TheLancer - Sai
*** TheSmartGuy - Kakashi
*** TheBigGuy - Yamato
*** TheChick - Sakura
*** SixthRanger - [[spoiler: Sasuke]]
*** HonoraryTrueCompanion: The rest of the Konoha 11 and their mentors, but special mention to TheStrategist: Shikamaru, BoisterousBruiser: Might Gai, and SoulBrotha: Killer Bee, who all [[DayInTheLimelight got arcs to shine in the main story]] especially as Sai gets DemotedToExtra and replaced by the SixthRanger, and Yamato gets PutOnABus and effectively replaced by Gai.
* SummonMagic: FrogsAndToads for Naruto, Snakes and later [[GiantFlyer Hawks]] for Sasuke, [[BigCreepyCrawlies Slugs]] for Sakura and [[CanineCompanion Dogs]] for Kakashi.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At first, to the extent that, during Kakashi's test, the very idea of the three working together to steal the bells never once occurred to them.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Honestly, if you are ever a comrade of Naruto's, you will end up becoming this at some point, but it will usually peter out after a while.

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[[folder:Naruto Uzumaki]]
->See Characters/NarutoNarutoUzumaki
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[[folder:Sasuke Uchiha]]
->See Characters/NarutoSasukeUchiha
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[[folder:Sakura Haruno]]
-->''I've always considered myself to be a true ninja… but those were just empty words, because Sasuke and Naruto were always in the lead! [[LetsGetDangerous But now it's my turn to take the lead, and all of you can watch me from the background]]!''

->Voiced by: Creator/ChieNakamura (JP), Creator/KateHiggins (EN), Christine Byrd (Latin America), Pilar Martín (Spain)

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TheChick of Team 7. [[TriangRelations Naruto has a crush on her, while she has a crush on Sasuke]]. Sakura herself is an intelligent, gifted ''kunoichi'' from Konoha. Unlike most other ninja in the series, she has no unique skills of her own, using only standard ninja techniques and her brains. As a result, during the first part of the series she mostly sits on the sidelines or loses the ones she participates in. After failing to prevent her first love Sasuke's defection, and seeing a badly injured Naruto in the hospital, she concludes that she can't leave things like this, and apprentices herself to Princess Tsunade with the intent of no longer being a burden.

In ''Shippuden'', Sakura has picked up SuperStrength and [[TheMedic medical skills]] courtesy of Tsunade's TrainingFromHell, which turns her from TheLoad to a fine kunoichi of her [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl calibre]]. Her growth is shown in the first major fight of the new series, joining forces with Chiyo to defeat Akatsuki member Sasori in a drawn-out battle, and her healing skills are put to use for much of the series. Later, Sai calls her out on a certain promise with Naruto, which in Sai's eyes is equivalent to Danzo's tongue seal; a heavy curse to bear. He then berates her for letting Naruto shoulder such burdens, prompting Sakura to make up for Naruto's suffering in a desperate manner.

->Her hobbies are playing trivia games and memorizing new material for her medical studies.
->Favorite phrases: "A life with love throughout!" and "Courage"

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* ActionGirl: Works towards this in Part I and becomes this with a vengeance in Part II. Despite her marginilization, when she does get in a fight she easily holds her own against powerful opponents.
** FauxActionGirl: Zig-Zags. While praised by Kakashi at the beginning for being (slightly) above average, she realized during the Chunin Exams and after how much better her competition was. Over the TimeSkip she trained under a Sannin like Naruto and Sasuke and had an impressive showing alongside Chiyo against Sasori, only for Naruto and Sasuke to win the SuperpowerLottery shortly afterwards and completely overshadow her and everyone else. She still has her moments, though. [[spoiler:During the Ten-Tails arc, she finally gets to step back up to the front line when she reveals that she mastered the White Strength Seal (Byakugou no In), having only recently gathered enough chakra to use it and then proceeds to wreck some {{Mooks}} before a pair catch her by surprise and Naruto and Sasuke save her and she returns to the sidelines.]]
* ACupAngst: Has a rather small chest and shows irritation about that.
* ActionSurvivor: Becomes this in the Forest of Death, where she tries to protect her unconscious teammates from the Sound trio, despite being hopelessly outmatched.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played straight at first, but then deconstructed after the time skip. Ultimately, she still has lingering feelings for Sasuke, despite what he's become and despite that his actions threaten war, and her need to help stop him.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her parents are totally this as shown by the Road to Ninja Movie, that Kishimoto personally wrote. They are both only genin and always point out her flaws, even in front of her friends.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Towards Naruto, especially when she punches him after coming back from his battle with Pain for making them all worry, then hugs him.
* BadLiar:
** When she realizes just how much Naruto is going through trying to uphold his promise to her, she tries to convince him to stop by claiming that she loves Naruto now and not Sasuke. Naruto doesn't buy it.
** Later, when planning to take out Sasuke herself, she claims that she has defected from Konoha was well and wants to join him. Sasuke is naturally suspicious, and he calls her bluff when she is unable to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten finish off Karin to prove it]].
* {{Badass}}: In the later part of the series she shows the ability to become one when the situation needs it.
** BadassAdorable
** BadassBookworm: She is just as skill a Medical Ninja as her master, which takes great understanding of the human body.
* BareYourMidriff: In the third movie, explained as being "summer attire"(Naruto and Lee also had slightly different outfits).
* BerserkButton: NEVER diss the forehead or call her ugly and [[spoiler: Naruto shouldn't try and make guesses about their relationship while she's trying to heal him. Nor should he (or anyone else for that matter) underestimate her.]]
** In Part I and early Part II making fun of Sasuke pushed the button. Part II, anyone that makes a bad remark about Naruto, she will yell at you even if you're [[spoiler:Sasuke]].
* [[spoiler: BrokenSmile: She's totally happy that Sasuke is back. [[BlatantLies Honestly!]]]]
* BoisterousBruiser: While Sakura in her offtime is loud and easily excitable, she applies that same determination and energy in battle, making her a dangerous enemy.
* BrickJoke: Early in part one it is revealed that Sakura was called "Billboard Brow" as a child. Close to the end of part two, as a teenager [[spoiler: she learns to use the Strength of a Hundred Seal, which manifests on what else but her forehead]].
* CantCatchUp: Without any clan or hidden power backing her up, it is hard enough for her to reach the same level as her teammates, more so surpass her master from two prominent clans. She's only seen on par with Naruto at the beginning of Shippuden immediately after the timeskip (although without a super mode equivalent to his Kyuubi transformation) and for a few brief moments when she activated the Strength of a Hundred Seal, on par with both Naruto and Sasuke [[spoiler:Once the two boys awaken their powers as the reincarnations of the Sage of Six Paths two sons, making them superior to Madara, heretofore a guy stronger than everyone else on the field put together, she lost any hope of ever catching up again. Unfortunately the Sage of Six Paths didn't have a daughter.]] And since Naruto [[spoiler: now has the ability to heal, better than Sakura even, she's lost the only thing that she could uniquely bring to the table.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from initially standing on the sidelines to taking an active role in helping Naruto and Sasuke, as well as assisting in Naruto's goal to bring Sasuke back. Much of her development in Part II is answering the question of how best to accomplish this goal.
** Completely symbolized by "Inner-Sakura" as well. The character represented all of Sakura's repressed emotions she constantly tried to cover up. Inner Sakura disappeared half-way through the first series as she started to be more straight forward about her feelings, and only appeared once in Shippuden as a gag.
** She had something of an ego at the beginning and as the series continued, she instead gained HeroicSelfDeprecation.
** In the fight against [[spoiler: Madara]] she acknowledges that even if she CantCatchUp she can still do her part and [[HeroicSacrifice charges him to provide a distraction]] for Naruto and Sasuke to do their thing rather than just sit there and do nothing.
** Though the development isn't always for the best. Sakura always had the bad habit of thinking she knew better than the people around her such as preparing to give up the chunnin exam test in place of Naruto because she thought he would fail but not choose to quit on his own. The development to not stay on the sidelines brings this quality more forward as she would later confront Sasuke alone after drugging her whole team because she thought someone as outrageously dangerous as Sasuke could be fooled and attacked so easily. In the most recent charge, she thought she could provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke... without actually consulting them with the idea. The result is her charge immediately failed and she had to be rescued by the both of them, causing far more trouble than an organized 3 person strike.
* CherryBlossomGirl: Named Sakura, check. Pink hair, check. Healing powers, check. Associated with love, check. Traditional Japan, check - ikebana and being, well, a ninja. Born in early spring (March 28th), check. Spring-themed, see MeaningfulName below.
* TheChick: Of Team 7.
* ClothingDamage: Becomes an unusually frequent victim of it during the battle with [[spoiler: Kaguya]]. First, her headband falls off and plops into a pit of lava, melting away. Then, [[spoiler:Obito opens up the wrong dimension]] and a wave of deadly acid douses her flak jacket, forcing her to ditch it before the whole thing- thick metal plates inside included- gets completely eaten away. Sakura also shreds off a sleeve of her combat uniform that was exposed to the acid as well.
* CombatMedic: With her chakra control, she can heal injuries (either hers or others') and extract poison... and pulverize the earth with SuperStrength.
** HealingHands with gloves to protect them in battle.
** [[spoiler:During the war arc it's revealed that she has mastered Tsunade's Strength of a Hundred technique, giving her a HealingFactor like Tsunade and (reputedly) Hashirama.]]
* CommutingOnABus: To an extreme degree. Besides her fight with Sasori, she´s had very little impact on the overall story in Naruto. Takes after Tsunade in that regard, and majority of the females.
* CombatPragmatist: Her entire fighting style is this. Her punches may not be the most flashy, but one hit and you're mist. And even then she [[spoiler:adds poison to her weapons and is willing to play dead to catch opponents off guard.]]
** [[spoiler:This was shown in the Kage arc, she knew that she, Lee, Kiba and Sai didn't have the power to kill Sasuke head on, so she instead tried to pretend she was going to join Sasuke's side and kill him when his guard was down. And after failing once, she still tried and nearly killed him]].
* CovertPervert: It goes back as early as the chunin exams. She loudly tells Naruto to go behind a tree if he has to use the bathroom in the Forest of Death, but Inner Sakura indicates that she might want to see Sasuke, the boy she likes, pee. And she's a closet YaoiFangirl.
** Also, it's been shown more than once that [[DistractedByTheSexy Sexy no Jutsu]] works perfectly fine on her.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: [=NaruSaku=] shippers have always wanted to see her kiss Naruto, but... [[spoiler: with Naruto on the brink of death, Sakura sticks her hand into his chest to massage his heart and gives him mouth-to-mouth to keep him alive.]]
* CraterPower: One of her taijutsu techniques, called Cherry Blossom Impact, involves punching the ground hard enough to send chunks of earth sailing through the air like flower petals. [[spoiler: Her Strength of a Hundred Seal amps that up to eleven.]]
* CuteBruiser: Thanks to her training to Tsunade.
* {{Determinator}}: Case in point, the spoiler listed under CPR. [[spoiler: Your teammate's heart has stopped? Cut open his chest with chakra and keep it pumping yourself.]]
* [[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]: Courtesy of Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* DistressBall: She picks it up when it comes to dealing with Sasuke.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Any time Naruto annoys her she clobbers him with her super strength. This aspect of her character [[CharacterDevelopment gets tamed down in Part 2 of the series]] ([[{{Flanderization}} not so much in the anime fillers]]) but it does still pop up from time to time.
* DitzyGenius: From time to time, mostly in Part I. Case in point: during Kakashi's bell test, she comes across Sasuke after one of Kakashi's techniques left him buried up to his neck in the ground. She promptly panics, assumes Sasuke has been reduced to a talking head, and passes out.
-->'''Sasuke''': "And ''that's'' my partner?"
* DoggedNiceGirl: Towards Sasuke, before her character development.
* DopeSlap: As a common {{Tsundere}}, she's quite fond of giving Naruto a good thwack over the head whenever he does or says something annoying or idiotic... which is quite often. As the series went on, this tendency decreased.
* DudeMagnet: Gets three men to fall in love with her over the course of the manga (even more in fillers) which is more than any of the named characters in the series baring one. Sasuke is that one.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Grows out her hair while trying to woo Sasuke, until her ImportantHaircut.
* FireForgedFriends: With Naruto, at first she thought Naruto was annoying but started to admire him in chapter 5 after she saw his determination.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the anime, Sakura's {{Tsundere}} characteristics gets exaggerated for the sake of humor.
* ForeheadOfDoom: So big that she was bullied as a little girl because of it. Try mocking it now, and expect to grow accustomed to the imprint of her fist on your noggin.
* GenerationXerox: Although not to the extent to Naruto or Sasuke. She is very similar to Kushina as stated by Kushina's husband, Minato. Both having hair trigger tempers, both are a bit too willing to punch people, both having a speech tic when excited, Kushina's Dattebane and Sakura's Shānnarō, and even having done similar poses to each other. Both Kushina and Sakura were bullied as children and hated a feature of theirs; Sakura, her forehead and Kushina, her hair. They had similar relationships to Naruto and Minato respectively, both Sakura and Kushina and didn't respect their male classmate at first. Till Naruto and Minato proved them wrong. However, Sakura was quite intelligent and was meeker as a child while Kushina was always pretty violent and kinda dull (considering she was where Naruto got most of his smarts from)
* HairDecorations: She wears her headband as a hairband. She also used to tie her hair with a ribbon when younger.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation and SorryIFellOnYourFist: She feels horribly guilty for not being strong enough, or not doing enough for her team mates Naruto and Sasuke.
* HopeSpot: In chapter 631 seemed to be this for Sakura. [[spoiler:Sasuke is back on their side again, and team 7 is back. But it quickly turns out Sasuke isn't fully on their side and she knows it.]]
* HotBlooded: Inner Sakura certainly was. Sakura of Shippuuden seems to be as well, at least in reaction to Naruto.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Comes off as this the second time she sees Sasuke post-timeskip. Previously she'd reprimanded Naruto for recklessly taking on Pain alone, and putting his life at risk. Here, she makes up her own plan for dealing with Sasuke, knocks out her teammates to prevent them from interfering with it, and generally tries to deal with Sasuke all on her own, and comes very close to dying twice, as a result of it.
* [[ImportantHaircut Important]] [[TraumaticHaircut Traumatic]] [[ImportantHaircut Haircut]]: She cuts her long hair off as a symbol of her new resolve. Conveniently, it's also to free herself from three Sound Gennin, who wanted to kill the incapacitated Sasuke and Naruto.
* InformedAbility: Downplayed to 'potential ability'. Kakashi referred to her as a 'genjutsu type' ninja, which doesn't necessarily mean she's an expert at genjutsu. It likely refers to her advanced ability with chakra control, seeing as how something like genjutsu, which manipulates the chakra of the opponent, would require precise control. She ''could'' become an expert, but instead went the medic route.
* JerkassRealization: In an early episode, she confides in Sasuke that she believes Naruto is such an undisciplined prankster because he has no parents to teach him how to behave, only for Sasuke to furiously berate her and tell her she has no idea what she's talking about. From this moment on, she starts to try to be nicer to Naruto.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Early on, she looks down on Naruto, and lets her temper get the best of her when it comes to him. In Part II she ends up admitting to actually look up to him. She still [[AmusingInjuries dishes out the punishment]] when Naruto acts like an idiot and/or a pervert.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Attempts this to spare Sasuke from falling even lower then he already has, but her feelings for him kept her from landing the fatal blow.
* LethalChef: Anime only, played for laughs. Her handmade balls of medicinal herbs taste ''awful''. She has the tendency of adding said herbs in ''anything'' she cooks. Even ''[[CordonBleughChef chocolate]]''.
* TheLoad: For Part 1, she admits that she only really stood on the sidelines. Averted for Part II, despite the [[FanDumb what the majority of the fandom]] likes to think, in Part II she pulled her weight. Though this wasn't helped by the time she was OutOfFocus.
* LoveHurts: Especially when the person you're in love with tries to stab you InTheBack. ''Literally.''
* LoveMartyr: Sakura's fixation on Sasuke seems more and more like this each time they interact in part II. She is still in love with him even after he has ''tried to kill her''. [[spoiler: By chapter 635, Sakura might be falling out of this. She doesn't trust Sasuke anymore]]
* LovingAShadow: Subverted. Like the other Konoha girls, she at first likes Sasuke just because of his looks and skills, but as Sakura learns more about his troubled personality she comes to care for him for real.
** Played completely straight in Part 2 when it is revealed that [[spoiler:she is still in love with him despite how [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope far he has fallen]], which includes him ''nonchalantly attempting to murder her'']].
*** However, it is implied that she is perfectly aware of how far he has fallen and loves him in spite of it.
* MaleGaze: Part II seems to like giving attention to her rear. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sakuass.jpg Here's]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku2.png the]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku.png proof]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Sakura has shown this if desperate enough, she can manipulate people. It should be noted, she doesn't enjoy it at all.
* MeaningfulName: Haruno means "of the spring," and Sakura is Japan's famous cherry blossom tree which sprouts its distinctive pink flowers in the spring and which are the same color as her hair.
* TheMedic: Due to her training by Tsunade, she is one of the best at the age of 15.
* MsExposition: In the first arc she explained things essential to the verse like how chakra works.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: As a result of chakra providing the force behind her blows.
* MyGreatestFailure: How she felt towards being unable to stop Sasuke from turning his back on the village, especially after Shikamaru refused to let her come along on the mission to retrieve him. Also how she felt when healing Naruto, after his match with Orochimaru
* NaiveEverygirl: sort of, back in Part 1.
* NotSoDifferent: With Naruto. Both wanted approval and both are a {{Determinator}}, hot blooded and quick tempered.
* ObliviousToLove: In a weird way. Kishimoto have stated that he fashioned Sakura as a girl who cannot understand men, much like how Naruto says he does not understand woman and love. She had to have [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] of all people telling her how Naruto suffered from UnrequitedLove to take it seriously.
* OhCrap: She has a silent one when she notices [[spoiler: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Kaguya]]]] suddenly standing ''a few feet away from her''. Luckily for her, she goes completely ignored.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being billed as one of the leads, Sakura becomes progressively out of focus after her fight with Ino in Part 1. Up until recent events, she also began to suffer the same in Shippuden following the second Arc.
** Zig-zagged during the war arc. [[spoiler:She looked to be jumping back into focus when she revealed that she was storing up her chakra, only to be jumped by mooks, rescued, then staying back to heal the other soldiers, until her healing skills were called for when the Kyuubi was extracted from Naruto.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: All her training under Tsunade allows her to be pretty badass in the first arc of Shippuden, but since Naruto and Sasuke just keep getting stronger, she's rapidly falls back to the weakest of the three. Sakura herself lampshades this. [[spoiler:During the battle with the Ten-Tails, she reveals that Tsunade taught her how to create a chakra seal on her forehead, and has spent the last three years gathering enough chakra to get it working. Once she manages to form the seal, even the First Hokage is impressed by her full strength.]]
* PetalPower: In the first movie, she used a technique called Sakura Blizzard that involved a large number of tiny explosive tags and cherry blossoms mixed in for good measure.
* PoisonedWeapons: Thanks to [[MasterPoisoner Shizune's]] tutelage she has acquired some poisonous weapons and KnockoutGas as well.
** She's also GenreSavvy enough to be CarryingTheAntidote. She is a medic, after all.
* PowerTattoo: The Strength of a Hundred Seal.
* {{Qipao}}: She wore a red one in Part 1.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Hinata's blue.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In Part 2, she asks Naruto if she looks more like a woman, and Naruto says "''You look fine. You haven't changed at all''". She hasn't changed as much as some of the other genins, but she has grown.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a child.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Part of her standard attire.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: At the beginning.
** ExtremeDoormat: In Part I towards Sasuke. Not all the time, but it gets more pronounced as his behavior gets worse, and because she was a 12-13 year old deeply in love at the time, probably had no idea what to do about it.
* StepfordSmiler: Sports one identical to Sai's when asked if [[spoiler:Sasuke can be trusted after his second FaceHeelTurn.]]
* SuperStrength: Uses a specialized version of this allowing for powerful strike. [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven when she uses the [[PowerTattoo Strength of a Hundred Seal]].]]
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler: In chapter 672, when naruto finally wakes up from his near death due to Madara.]]
* TeenGenius: Before the TimeSkip, being a good student with precise chakra control and enough knowledge to ''not'' need cheating in the written part of the Chuunin exams differentiated her from any other kunoichi. Afterwards, it's what makes her such a good apprentice and medic.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Part 1 she was totally useless. In Part 2...[[CantCatchUp she's still useless]], but she's come a long way from where she was. [[spoiler:In the War arc she's more than willing to admit to her uselessness but still resolves to help Naruto and Sasuke in any way she can, resulting in her charging Madara (who by this point is stronger than the Sage of Six Paths) head-on in order to provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke.]] Compare the Bridge arc where she just stood there watching Naruto and Sasuke fight Haku and Kakashi fight Zabuza.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starts in the beginning of the chunin exam and continues all the way to the end and is cemented in part 2, towards Naruto essentially.
* TrainingFromHell: Tsunade subjects her to this so Sakura can develop [[LightningBruiser strength, speed and skills]].
* TrueCompanions: With Team 7. So much that [[spoiler:Kakashi states in chapter 675, while she may not love Sasuke anymore, her she can't let him do the wrong thing for this reason]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Especially when she was younger.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Naruto. So much so that despite [[spoiler:hating Obito for everything he has committed. She is willing to think of him as an ally as thanks for saving Naruto]]
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Towards Naruto once or twice but taken UpToEleven in the fillers.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Apparently the reason for her lacking performance after the first post-timeskip arc. [[spoiler:She's spent the last three years building up chakra in her forehead like Tsunade does, and it isn't until the battle with the Ten-Tails that she finally has enough to use the technique to augment her abilities.]]
* YaoiFangirl: Just watch her reaction to one of Konohamaru's jutsus that included shadow clones of the naked Sai and Sasuke.
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[[folder:Kakashi Hatake]]
-->''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than scum.''

->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP), Creator/DaveWittenberg (EN), Alfonso Obregon-Inclan (Latin America), Juan Antonio Arroyo (Spain)

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Kakashi Hatake is a sneaky, snarky ninja who serves as sensei of Team 7, and also as TheBigGuy and TheSmartGuy. Prior to Team 7, he had failed ''every single'' applicant who had come before him. He's one of the strongest ninja in Konoha, and is never seen without his dirty pornographic novel/manga.

Kakashi, for reasons that are at first unknown, has a Sharingan in his left eye, despite not being of the Uchiha (In a Gaiden {{prequel}} story, the eye was revealed to have been transplanted from his deceased friend Obito Uchiha, one of Sasuke's relatives). Kakashi has mastered its use about as well as a non-Uchiha can, picking up the epithet "Copy Ninja". He knows dozens of techniques and uses them, but his ''only'' unique jutsu is the Chidori (and its upgraded form, Raikiri), which electrifies his arm, allowing it to punch through anything. He learned the Rasengan from his former sensei, the Fourth Hokage.

In ''Shippuden'', Naruto and Sakura's development causes Kakashi to serve less as a mentor and more as a comrade. He's somehow managed to pick up a variant of the Mangekyo Sharingan that differs from Itachi's, which he uses to crush Deidara's arm in the first arc. He still teaches Naruto, though, eventually helping him create a more powerful variant of the Rasengan.

In the Fourth Shinobi World War, he serves as the leader of the Third Division.
->His hobby is reading (Icha Icha series).
->Favorite word: "Teamwork"

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* TheAce: ''Easily'' one of the most powerful ninja in Konoha. Even considered for Hokage on occasion!
** BrokenAce: Never quite got over Obito's death in the Kakashi Gaiden, which in turn showed that his father's disgrace and suicide still took a heavy toll on him some seven years after. Justified, since these took place when he was thirteen and six, respectively, in a verse where ThereAreNoTherapists. Not to mention what happened to poor Rin right before his eyes... [[spoiler:and at his own hands]]
* AchillesHeel[=/=]AwesomeButImpractical: Kakashi, while he has an all around awesome skill-set, has massive stamina issues. This is exacerbated by his Sharigan, which expends even more of his chakra when used. Almost all of his major battles in the series has resulted him getting bed-ridden for over-expending his energy.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler: That first flashback of him killing Rin turned out to be very misleading. She actually wanted him to do it, but he point-blank refused despite the Mist's plans for her. She took matters into her own hands and jumped in front of his attack.]]
* AndIMustScream: He was the first in-series victim of the Mangekyo Sharingan's [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]], in which Itachi crucified him and stabbed him repeatedly without letting him die. For three days. Without stopping...
** MadeOfIron: An ordeal, during which, what Kakashi perceived as approximately one minute and forty-eight seconds (counting the time indicator from "I will stab you with a sword for 72 hours" to "71 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds remaining" was only one second. Meaning that the "three days" Kakashi experienced was, to him, closer to about '''[[OneHundredAndEight one hundred and eight]]''' days. Even he was released from the genjutsu, he doesn't immediately pass out. He stays conscious long enough to realize how little time actually passed, and to hear Kisame express surprise that Kakashi is ''still alive''. Mentally MadeOfIron? You bet your ass.
*** In chapter 649 he proves himself to be MadeOfIron in all aspects, as we find him [[spoiler: single handedly stitching up a large wound in his own side without flinching]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy : As a kid, he was obsessed with following the rules and living like an obedient toy soldier. Anyone who didn't train themselves to be an ideal ninja was out of step with the rest and a disgrace. It was brought on by a fear that deviating from the shinobi code would lead to ostracism, since [[spoiler: his father Sakumo chose to put his comrade's lives above a mission. The Leaf ninja felt betrayed, because it is their master goal to ensure a success of a mission at all costs. Sakumo was chided ''viciously'' by his peers, and DrivenToSuicide]]. Kakashi feared the same might happen to him. After Obito brought him to his senses and warned him it would pretty much strip him of his humanity to live like this, he broke out of it.
* AssShove: '''[[MundaneMadeAwesome A THOUSAND YEARS OF DEATH]]'''!!!!
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Pretty good at figuring out the skills of dangerous opponents such as [[PsychoForHire Zabuza]], [[SoulJar Kakuzu]], [[AGodAmI Pain]] and [[IntangibleMan Tobi]].
* BackFromTheDead: Gets killed and later revived by Pain
* {{Badass}}
** Save for Naruto, he was the only ninja in Konoha who required the attention of more than one of Pain's bodies.
*** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm-wdJn5rJY video]] clearly shows the many forms of Badass that is Kakashi.
** BadassBoast: ''"The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques… is about to go on a rampage!"''
** BadassBookworm: Naruto calls him "as smart as [[ImprobablyHighIQ Shikamaru]]", which, combined with his status as the most elite ninjutsu specialist in the Hidden Leaf, would make him this easily. Inverted with his actual choice of literature - Jiraiya's erotic novels.
** BadassTeacher
** BadassTransplant: His [[MagicalEye Sharingan]].
** FourStarBadass: As General of the Third Division
** HandicappedBadass: The current string of battles has caused him to [[spoiler:tax his Mangekyo Sharingan so much that as of Chapter 669, he's almost completely blind in his left eye. Later Madara steals his Sharingan.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler: Gains one when Naruto gives him the refined, combined chakra that he and Kurama made. He commented that it's even stronger than the dose that Kurama had given him originally, which increased his power threefold. Now he has a Version 1 cloak like the rest of the alliance.]]
* BerserkButton: Kakashi REALLY hates [[CameBackWrong Edo Tensei]] (Impure World Resurrection), a jutsu that revives the dead and forces them to fight for the user. He also hates Kabuto, in no small part due to his insistence on using it.
** It seems to come from a disdain of grave-robbing of his friends in general. He got set off when he realized that Tobi had to be using Obito's eye. [[TheReveal The]] {{Irony}} [[EvilFormerFriend of it all]].
* {{BFS}}: Wields the Executioner's Blade for a short while in the 4th world war.
* BigDamnHeroes:He has a habit of joining fights by showing up out of nowhere to save his comrades.
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens in Kakashi Gaiden, when he gets the worst dose of cold reality you could believe.
* BrokenAce: So broken that his emotional damage is arguably almost completely responsible for the events OF THE ENTIRE MANGA. In-universe, Kakashi admits he is this to Sasuke in attempt to convince Sasuke that revenge isn't everything and that living with the pain of his losses, while difficult, is possible. [[ForegoneConclusion It didn't work.]] [[spoiler: Later, Kakashi tells Obito and Minato that losing Obito, Rin, and Minato all within the span of a year all but completely broke him, stating that there was nothing stopping him from completely sinking into despair but the fact that Obito entrusted his sharingan to him]]. Given the amount of characters that's turned to darker paths for similar reasons, it's kind of an eye-opener as to how close Kakashi could have been to completely losing himself as well.
* BrokenAesop: He believes in [[ScrewTheRulesIMDoingWhatsRight abandoning the rules if a comrade is in danger]] and yet because of this philosophy. [[spoiler:His entire team dies and one becomes the BigBad]].
* BrokenPedestal: His best friend Obito Uchiha who he originally thought was dead, and who was also the source of most of his ideals as an adult [[EvilFormerFriend is now one of his greatest enemies]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: As of chapter 675 [[spoiler: he no longer possess any of his Uchiha implants, having lost his Sharingan to Madara and getting his normal eye restored by Naruto's new healing powers right after. Of course, he is still a highly trained ninja, but that means he can no longer use any of his Sharingan abilities or his Raikiri properly.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The first of many, many examples among the characters. See also AssShove, LovableSexManiac, and {{Badass}}.
* CanineCompanion: The Ninja Hounds.
* TheCaptain: Of Squad 7.
* ChildProdigy: Youngest Genin and Chunnin graduated at 5 and 6.
* TheComicallySerious: Often his nonchalance is used in humor especially to contrast [[HotBlooded Guy]].
* CoolTeacher: Team 7 was the first team that he ever passed, because they're the first one to catch his lesson on putting each other's safety ahead of the mission.
* CovertPervert: He's obsessed with the "Icha Icha" series of adult novels, and gets embarrassed when caught reading them by others. Naruto once got the drop on him by pretending to spoiler one book's ending.
* DayInTheLimelight: ''Kakashi Gaiden''
** He gets another one in a filler arc called ''Anbu Kakashi Arc''
* DeadpanSnarker: Always has a straight face. One would imagine the mask probably helps in this department.
* DespairEventHorizon: As of chapter 600, he's been slowly getting there with each progressing chapter, though HeroicResolve seems to have kicked in.
** It's heavily implied that in the time between Minato's death and his appointment to Jonin Sensei of Team 7, he had one foot deep into the edge of the horizon. Whatever changed his mind is yet to be explored.
* EyeScream: He lost his eye after taking a slash for Obito. His Sharingan is [[spoiler:ripped out by Madara, who jams it into his own empty socket.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The few females ''and'' males who have seen him unmasked are, well, ''very'' impressed.
* EverybodysDeadDave: His backstory can be summed up in this one trope. When Sasuke threatens to kill someone close to him so Kakashi can understand his pain, Kakashi replies that [[HarmfulToMinors everyone he cares about is already dead]].
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Given a sufficiently inexperienced opponent, he can fight with one hand and read pornographic novels (namely, the ''Icha Icha'' series written by Jiraiya) with the other. And is quite happy to demonstrate this ability.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803152736/naruto/images/e/e0/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Kakashi.svg Mangekyo Sharingan.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Rikimaru from the ''{{Tenchu}}'' series.
* EyepatchOfPower: Normally covers his left eye with his [[MartialArtsHeadband headband]]. Underneath is his Sharingan. He hides it because unlike an Uchiha, Kakashi is incapable of turning it off at will. Only when facing a strong opponent does he uncover it.
* FailureHero: How he sees himself after watching his childhood team die and failing to talk Sasuke out of defecting.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: [[spoiler: Kakashi's had the Mangekyo for twenty years. Sure woulda been handy against Orochimaru or Itachi.]] Granted, [[spoiler:Kakashi fell unconscious the moment he unlocked it and didn't encounter another Mangekyo Sharingan user until he fought Itachi, so he might not have even realized he had one until then at the earliest.]]
** Alternatively: [[spoiler: The use of the normal Sharingan drains a lot of chakra (he was out of commission for a few days after the first battle with Zabuza), the Mangekyou Sharingan requires ''even more'' chakra, so it's possible that he hadn't yet the stamina required to use it.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: Proud owner of the ''ultimate'' rivalry with Might Guy, lasting from their early teenhood, up into adulthood, and still very, very intense as they go over the hill, showing absolutely ''NO'' signs of slowing down.
** It should be noted that Guy and Kakashi's rivalry is the only one with a generally positive relationship to it. Every other rivalry usually makes the losing part very bitter, or their friendship dissolves. This includes Naruto/Sasuke, Hashirama/Madara and Sarutobi/Danzo
* GenerationXerox: He was mentioned to greatly resemble his father Sakumo Hatake, Konoha's White Fang, which made his enemies tremble in fear of him even when he was just about 13 years of age, mistaking him for his father. Cut to many years after when he is already known as ''Kakashi of the Sharingan'' and you know the awesome is InTheBlood. Further xerox-ing lays credibility that since the Third Hokage taught the original Sannin of Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade, and that since the villagers see him as temporary Hokage when Tsunade was in her coma, Kakashi is a generation Xerox of Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.
** He's also a generation xerox of Jiraiya. He lost his teacher, lost his student (to the dark side), [[spoiler:his best friend turned into one of the most reviled criminals in history and was indirectly responsible for their teacher's death]], and has a near pathological HeroicSelfDeprecation as well.
** And he is ''also'' one to Minato as well, especially considering that his team is basically a GenerationXerox of Minato's team. One of them went evil because LoveMakesYouEvil (Obito and Sasuke), one of them stayed with Konoha (Naruto and Kakashi), and one was a skilled medic-nin (Rin and Sakura).
* GuileHero: Is very cunning and capable of manipulating his opponents.
* {{Henohenomoheji}}: Seen on Kakashi's decoy scarecrow in Episode 101 ("Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face!"), when Team 7 attempts to unveil Kakashi's true face. It's also featured on the backs of his 9 ''ninken'' (Ninja Hounds/Dogs) Summoning group.
* HeroicRROD: This happens to him a lot in part one - at one point, the others are surprised when he doesn't need a hospital trip after a fight. He can handle the Sharingan somewhat better in ''Shippuden'', but still needs to watch his reserves carefully.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He is pretty much this with Guy. Gai being the person he trusts the most.
* [[ILetGwenStacyDie I Let Rin Die]]: Specifically, ''he killed her himself''... [[spoiler:because she chose to jump in the way of his Raikiri rather than be a TrojanHorse.]]
* InformedAbility: Kakashi is a legendary ninja who has supposedly copied over a thousand jutsu. Nearly all of his opponents have talked about how dangerous he is when they first face him. Yet, we almost ''never'' get to see him go all out, and when he does get to battle he's usually forced to use up chakra protecting his peers. The worst example is probably when he took on the remaining zombified Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. It was implied to be an absolute CurbStompBattle in his favour, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome but it happened entirely off-panel.]] Completely averted in the anime, which takes advantage of AdaptationExpansion. The fights are just as badass as you'd expect them to be.
** In addition, Kakashi the Copy-Ninja has yet to ever actually ''copy'' any jutsu on-screen. In the Land of Waves Zabuza- and subsequently many fans- believed that he had somehow copied and reversed his Water jutsu at the exact moment Zabuza himself was using it, perhaps even ''before'', but by the next battle Zabuza has realised that Kakashi simply used his Sharingan to implant ideas of what jutsu to use in Zabuza's mind, to freak him out, meaning every Water jutsu Zabuza used was already in Kakashi's arsenal. He ''might'' have copied Kakuzu's Iron Skin jutsu but if he has, he has yet to demonstrate it.
** [[spoiler:Finally averted as of the latest arc. He takes on Obito, who, up until now, has served as the BigBad for most of the story, in single combat and handily defeats him.]]
* [[spoiler: LooseLips]]: [[spoiler: Accidentally leaked the classified information of Naruto's birth, unaware that Obito was listening in, or that he was even alive, at a visit to Rin's grave.]]
* LovableSexManiac: He's a big fan of Jiraiya's book series.
* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] and then later the Magenkyou Sharingan. It grants him the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]... [[spoiler: later loses it to Madara and has his original eye restored in its socket by Naruto, but then gets upgraded to a complete set of Sharingan implanted in his own eyes, courtesy of Obitio's spirit.]]
** AuraVision: The most standard ability of the Sharingan is to see Chakra.
** CombatClairvoyance: It also gives the ability to predict the opponents next moves.
** MegaManning: Kakashi's specialty.
** HypnoticEyes: Just ask Zabuza.
** PortalCut: Kakashi's Magenkyou Sharingan's special Kamui jutsu.
** InstantArmor: [[spoiler: Due to Obito passing on his chakra and Sharingan, Kakashi gains the Susano'o, and can manifest it as Perfect!]]
** EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Perfect Susanoo, by far his strongest ability of them all.]]
* MaskPower: NEVER seen without it. The only time his face was uncovered, it wasn't shown onscreen. An anime filler episode revolves around Team 7 trying to see under Kakashi's mask. When they finally get him to remove it in front of them, underneath is... [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal another mask]].]]
** On some covers he doesn't have it, but then his face is usually covered by his book or hand.
** Also, according to Pakkun, he hates being photographed without it.
* MeaningfulName: Kakashi means "scarecrow," and Hatake means "farmland or field." Both are an obvious reference to his tall and lean appearance. This also ties to his use of a {{Henohenomoheji}} logo on his summoned dogs and decoys. There's also the fact that real life ninjas often disguised themselves as poor farmers. Get's into ThemeNaming when you consider his Dad's name could come from the the word Sakumotsu, which translates to "Crops".
* MrExposition: In the first arc.
* MultilayerFacade: Kakashi is a literal case: [[spoiler: he wears ''another mask'' under his mask.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Tends to dwell on this, especially regarding Obito, losing track of time at the Memorial Stone by ''reminding himself of how he has failed.'' And then there's the issue of his ''second'' team...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He inadvertently caused [[spoiler: the Kyuubi incident by blabbing that Kurama's jinchuriki was gonna have a baby in front of Rin's grave, not realizing Obito was there as well.]]
** If we really want to blame him, blame him for rescuing Obito.
* NonChalantDodge: The Trope picture
* NoMouth: Keeps his mouth concealed behind a mask at all times. Played with in the best filler of the anime.
* TheNoseKnows: He is said to have a very good sense of smell. And he has a pack of trained canines.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: We first meet Kakashi as a goofy teacher who falls for one of Naruto's unbelievably idiotic pranks, but he soon reveals himself to be {{Badass}}. His enemies do know he's dangerous, and treat him as such, but he's FAR more dangerous than most of them have been led to believe.
* ObsoleteMentor: [[AvertedTrope Averts]] this, despite being [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] sometimes. He specifically mentions in one arc that he's still young and improving. In the fight against [[BigBad Tobi/Obito]] he's particularly important. He's not a PersonOfMassDestruction like the main cast, but his shrewdness is still one of his greatest assets.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Kakashi vs The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Kakashi won apparently, but he misplaced Zabuza's sword.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Being the flake he usually acts like, seeing him almost too mad to speak after Guy reveals he taught Lee the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Hidden Lotus]] clues the audience in that things are about to get serious.
* OutDamnedSpot: After waking up from a nightmare [[spoiler:of him killing Rin]].
* OvershadowedByAwesome: While certainly a versatile, experienced and highly competent fighter, his battles have been somewhat a letdown compared to say Akatsuki, Orochimaru or the Kages. He also suffers a lot of TheWorfEffect against this opponents, even more than Sasuke. A fairly common complaint is that he's hyped to be stronger than he is, especially in the Databooks, where he's hyped to be one of the most formidable shinobi alive. To his credit, however, those who Worf him tend to have attained a similar, if not greater ShroudedInMyth status.
** BoringYetPractical: His fighting style tends to be this, which is part of why he's overshadowed so much. His summons are a perfect example. Most ninja call up a giant animal to fight for them, Kakashi has a pack of hunting hounds.
* ParentalAbandonment:His father Sakumo committed suicide when Kakashi was six-years old and his mother died before then.
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: [[spoiler: Suffers from this during the Anbu filler arc. He can't use the Chidori/Raikiri with his mental trauma of killing Rin acting up everytime he tries to use it. Of course, considering what we've seen over the course of the series, he gets better.]]
* RedBaron: Kakashi has two famous nicknames first being Kakashi of the Sharingan, second being The Copy Ninja.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Might Guy's Red & Obito's Red.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* SempaiKohai: Senpai to Yugao, Yamato and Sai (who considers him as such in the anime). Also Shizune addresses with the honorfic.
* ShapingYourAttacks: His Running Beast ability.
* ShockAndAwe: Chidori, Raikiri/Lightning Blade, them lightning hounds, etc.
* ShroudedInMyth: See RedBaron. And just what the hell is behind that mask? [[spoiler: Another mask.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Finally delivered one to [[spoiler:Obito, pointing that he basically chose to ignore every feeling his friends could possibly have, quoting Obito himself. "And those who don't respect their comrades' memories...are the worst."]]
** He gives another to Sasuke, after he declares that Kakashi could only understand how he felt about Itachi if Sasuke went and killed everyone he loved. Kakashi simply replies that he can't do that, as everyone that qualifies is already dead.
* SignatureMove: Raikiri/Lightning Blade, similar to the Chidori only better.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: His bell test.
* SpaceMaster: His Mangekyo Sharingan's technique, Kamui, can warp objects into [[PocketDimension another dimension]]. He can now use Kamui to get to and from the other dimension at will.
* TheStoic: Probably the hardest character to get a rise out of in the entire series, except where the Icha Icha series Or his dead best friend is concerned.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler: His Version 1 Cloak that Naruto gave him.]]
** He gets another one, this time a personal ability, that crosses with EleventhHourSuperpower: After [[spoiler:Obito gives him both his Mangekyo Sharingan]], he can use [[spoiler: Susanoo immediately. And unlike other Susanoo users who have to develop it in stages, it manifests in its perfect form right from the get-go.]]
* TeamDad: To Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke.
* TookALevelInBadass: It's more subtle than most of the cast, but think about it. The first time we see him go all-out using the Sharingan, summons, and a Raikiri is enough to tire him out. Post-time skip, he's somehow got a Mangekyo that can send stuff through ''another dimension'', and against Kakuzu he's firing off Raikiri like cheap kunai and staying on his feet afterwards.
* TookALevelInKindness: Obito's death made him realize how important it was to care for your comrades more.
* TragicKeepsake: He kept his father's Tanto for a good bit, but his sharingan eye, which was transplanted into him from his dead best friend, Obito Uchiha is what really falls into this trope.
* TranquilFury: What happens when he ''truly'' gets pissed.
* TraumaCongaLine: Kakashi is by far the worst to get hit with this trope ever. Let's make a count, shall we? His best friend dies saving him and his other teammate, his sensei dies saving the village without him being able to do anything about it. He promised said best friend that he'd protect their other teammate, only to [[spoiler: end up breaking the promise and killing her]] Then, one of his students pulls a FaceHeelTurn. Finally, it turns out his best friend is NotQuiteDead after all, and has become the BigBad responsible for nearly everything that has happened in the manga, [[spoiler:BECAUSE he killed Rin.]] On top of that, he was already pretty traumatized before any of that happened. When he was 7 his father, whom he idolized, was ostracized by an entire village and ended up killing himself through seppuku before Kakashi's eyes. And his mother's fate is still unknown, other than that she was under 30 when she died...
* TrueCompanions: A firm believer in this concept.
* UnknownRival: Guy is his, though it may be more that Kakashi does not ''want'' to acknowledge it. It turns out that he does acknowledge Guy as his true rival, and the scene that reveals this is pretty heartwarming.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
** [[spoiler:He speaks about Naruto's birth at Rin's grave. Unfortunately, Obito happened to be watching.]]
** He abandoned his mission so that he could help Obito when they were kids, resulting in a crippled Obito ending up on Madara's doorstep setting off most of the plot.
* WeakButSkilled: Kakashi's individual skill and jutsu is not weak per se - it's probably in the very top percentile of the shinobi world. However against the ridiculously overpowered villains of the Shippuden series like the Akatsuki, Pain and Tobi, Kakashi is forced to fall back on his natural wit and can be considered this - especially considering his lack of chakra for spamming his SignatureMove.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: His best friend Obito is now a major contender in the contest to determine the most evil ninja of all time. Tune in tomorrow to find out the results!
* TheWorfEffect: His only real victory has been against Zabuza. After that he's only been used to show how strong whatever enemy comes along is, often with him commenting about how much stronger than him they are. That said, he fares a lot better in team battles (against Akatsuki) contributing to victories over Deidara, Itachi (sort of--it's complicated), Hidan/Kakuzu and recently Tobi. Which makes quite a lot of sense when you remember "teamwork" is pretty much everything to the man.
** Though he seems to have finally left it behind in the current arc, [[spoiler:going so far as to defeating Tobi, one of the Major {{BigBad}}s of the series, in a one on one battle inside the Kamui dimension by shoving a Lightning Cutter through his chest leaving a gaping wide hole.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: He makes two, one before and one during [[spoiler:his final duel with Obito, although the latter is an internal monologue. They both signify his acknowledgement of the fact that his former best friend must now be treated no differently than any other enemy.]]
** [[spoiler:"In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash. However, those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash. And the ones who abandon their friends' feelings are even worse than that. I won't get rid of your past feelings... even if it's you refusing them."]]
** [[spoiler:''Naruto...You will never lose your way. You're stronger than me, and you're unique in many ways. As for me, this is all I can do for know. I'll do what I must... In order to protect the old Obito, I must...'''kill the current one!''''']]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Kakashi was 6 when he took the Chuunin Exams, but looked almost like a full grown teenager.
** Possibly a RetCon.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Kakashi remarked in the third ''Shippuden'' movie ''Inheritors of the Will of Fire'' that Naruto's ethic of protecting his friends solemnly reminds him of his late comrade Obito Uchiha, whose spiky hair and knuckleheaded determination Naruto mirrored perfectly.
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[[folder:Sai]]
-->''A smile can get you out of a tough situation, even if it is fake.''

->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino (JP), BenjaminDiskin (EN), Ángel Coomonte (Spain)
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Sai is... a jerk, to put it mildly. A ninja from the village of Konoha, pretty much all that is known about Sai is that he's a loner and that he has no family. He's a member of ANBU's Root Division, and first joins Team 7 in the second arc. "Sai", a type of three-pronged dagger, is probably a pseudonym, but who knows? Given Root's... ''special'' methods of training, it might even be his real name.

As one might expect from someone who isn't around people much, Sai doesn't exactly make the greatest of first impressions on his teammates. Indeed, his first actions are to question Naruto's manhood, call Sakura ugly, and diss their former teammate Sasuke. Naruto flatly states that he'll only put up with Sai for Sasuke's sake. He claims to have no personality whatsoever -- being polite or assholic is just a front for him.

A talented artist, Sai claims to have drawn several thousand pictures in his life, but, in keeping with his role as the hollow man, finds himself incapable of ever giving one a title. Sai uses his art in his jutsu. He has the ability to animate his drawings, creating creatures for attack or espionage, or generating clones out of ink.

It seems, however, that his purpose is more than just filling out Team 7. In reality, he was given the job by Danzo to assassinate Sasuke -- a task which he's clearly unable to do. He has a change of heart and forms a genuine friendship with Naruto and Sakura, although he's very [[NoSocialSkills socially awkward]] (which is often {{played for laughs}}).

In the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sai was placed in the Ambush Division under Kankuro and alongside Omoi.
->His hobbies are drawing and calligraphy.
->Favorite word: "Comrades"

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* {{Adorkable}}: Has a few shades of this after he starts genuinely showing interest in emotions and human interaction. The sixth ''Shippuden'' film took this and ran away with it.
* AdvertisedExtra: After his big introduction arc, being brought in as Sasuke's replacement and serving as Danzo's mole, you'd figure Sai would play a large role in the scheme of things? Save for [[ADayInTheLimelight one fight during the most recent arc]] he's been floating in the background.
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]: [[spoiler:One of his latest techniques, named ''Sealing Technique: Stalking Predator Launch'', consists of an animated drawing of a tiger which can attack the enemy and then go back in the drawing ''with him''.]]
** ContainmentField
* ArtInitiatesLife: His ability the Cartoon Beast Mimicry; with it he paints ink creatures to assist him in battles including: [[PantheraAwesome Lions and tigers]] for attacking and sealing, [[GiantFlyer birds]] for transportation and aerial assaults, snakes for binding enemies, [[SwarmOfRats rats]] for tracking and even [[JapaneseMythology The Two Benevolent Kings]] for brute force.
** ArtAttacker: As in the art he brings to life, attacks you.
%% * AuthorAvatar
* BareYourMidriff: A rare male example.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: When Deidara blows up his brother and threatens to do it again and again. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Then he insults Sai's art.]] To say that Sai was pissed is an understatement.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: Like [[IdenticalStranger Sasuke]] before him, Sakura and Ino comment that Sai is quite pretty.
* BrutalHonesty: At first on account of his [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]]. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually]], just out of genuine concern for his friends.
* ButtMonkey: In {{Filler}}, having NoSocialSkills made him good comedy material, sometimes getting beaten for an unsensitive statement.
* TheComicallySerious: Zigzags between this and DeadpanSnarker. He can't fully understand humor due to his emotionless nature and lack of socialization, so it's hard to tell whether he's using BrutalHonesty, is snarking, or is genuinely confused or serious.
* CoolSword: Specializes in long-ranged combat with his ninjutsu but is no slouch in taijutsu and swordfighting.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: His sealing jutsu is this in the anime.
* DeadpanSnarker: His only reaction to Konohamaru's "reverse" version of the Sexy Jutsu? [[TheComicallySerious "Ah. So that's me."]] More deadpan than snarker, other than insulting Naruto a few times early on.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has ''very'' pale skin and is viewed by the others as being disturbing at first.
* EmotionSuppression: Being a member of a special ANBU branch, Sai has undergone a training that removed his emotions. It also left him with NoSocialSkills.
* {{Honorifics}}: Uses them on Naruto and Sakura at first, despite being quite rude to them in most other regards, but drops them when trying to become friends with them.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: His ability to surf on flying ink birds makes him one of the few flyers in the series.
* IdenticalStranger: To Sasuke.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Post-CharacterDevelopment, he tries to become better friends with Naruto and Sakura, but genuinely thinks "ugly" is a good idea for a nickname, and that [[BrutalHonesty people always need to hear the truth.]]
* JackOfAllStats: According to the databook, his skill levels in the various aspects of being a ninja are actually not far from one another. They all range between 3 and 4 (inclusive) out of a maximum score of 5. This makes his skill set ''really'' balanced when compared to the majority of other characters in the franchise.
* {{Jerkass}}: At his beginnings, justified by NoSocialSkills. It progressively fades away with time, but Sai remains the one willing to [[BrutalHonesty bluntly tell the unpleasant truths]].
* MrFanservice: Skimpily dressed and has been acknowledged as being handsome in universe by both Sakura and Ino.
* MoralityPet: In a way, Naruto has become this to Sai. This would explain why he's openly distrustful towards Sasuke.
* MysteriousPast: We only know that he's been in the ANBU for a long time and he's got a dead brother.
* NoSocialSkills: In line with his the emotion suppression he went through, after breaking away from Root's teachings Sai primarily interacts with other and tries to befriend them through literal by the book methods, having been researching ways to make friends.
* OnlyOneName: Technically not his real one, but he prefers going by it.
* OnlySaneMan: On the subject of Sasuke. Having no past relationship with him, he is much more rational about what actions should be taken toward Sasuke than Naruto or Sakura, and is quick to point out when the two are sticking their necks out for him.
* OutOfFocus: After his big introductory arc, in which he became the new official member of Team 7, Sai hasn't had much to do at all. This is even more noticeable in the Anime during filler arcs, where Sai either stands in the background or doesn't appear at all.
* PaperTalisman: He can create paper bombs by the dozen by painting them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Noted for being both good looking and [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette eerie]].
* ReiAyanamiExpy: NoSocialSkills -- check, pale-skinned -- check, MysteriousPast -- check.
%% * TheQuietOne
* RestrainingBolt: Has a seal on his tongue that prevents him from revealing any information about Danzo, [[spoiler:though this disappears after said character's death.]]
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: He can go toe-to-toe with S-Class criminals twice his age but needs a book that tells him how act tactfully and politely. This is explained as part of his training in Root, which kills emotions and empathy.
* SecretKeeper: For an unspecified length of time between his introductory arc and the aftermath of the Pain Arc, Sai knew about how Naruto had feelings for Sakura, but didn't feel as though he could tell her. However, Sai, knowing how hard Naruto was pushing himself for the sake of his promise to Sakura, decided to break his silence.
* SempaiKohai: Considers Kakashi a senpai, as well as a nameless older member of Root.
* SmokeOut: Sai is very skilled with the body flicker technique, having an ink variant.
* StepfordSmiler: Smiles to please those he interacts with despite being emotionless.
* TheStoic: Due to years of of suppressing his emotions Sai is remarkably non-chalant and deadpan for most of his interactions, be they incredibly awkward, intense, or embarrassing.
** NotSoStoic: See BerserkButton. There's also the part where Sasuke, in their first meeting, gives him a DeathGlare that proves terrifying even for Sai.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TookALevelInKindness
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Sakura for having Naruto promise to bring back Sasuke and expecting him to keep working at it when it's rather obvious Naruto loves her. He compares the binding of this promise to his own abuse at the hands of Root/Danzo.
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[[folder:Yamato]]
-->''I like being nice and friendly, but I don't have any problems with ruling by fear either.''

->Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP), Creator/TroyBaker (EN, episodes 34-229), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN, episodes 230+), Francisco Javier Martínez (Spain)
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Real Name: Tenzou

A member of ANBU, and one of Kakashi's juniors, he is made the temporary Captain of Team 7 while Kakashi recovers in the hospital. As he serves as more of a unit leader than a mentor, Naruto and Sakura call him "taichou"("Captain" or "Commander" in the English manga) instead of "sensei". The name "Yamato" (which means "spear") is actually a codename given to him by Tsunade; his real name is Tenzou. He very much prefers to be called Yamato.

As a child, Yamato was one of sixty infants that Orochimaru injected with the DNA of the First Hokage, trying to replicate the First's unique abilities. Fifty-nine died, and Orochimaru was forced to flee the village before learning that one subject -- Yamato -- had survived. As a result, Yamato can use the First Hokage's Wood Style jutsu, although not with the First's level of ability.

Yamato is a friendly, easygoing person. He prefers diplomacy over using threats when it comes to running his team, but he's not afraid to scare Naruto into doing what he wants. He notes that he's less indulgent than Kakashi is, and says that Naruto and Sakura should not be treated as ninjas in training who need protection, but as ninjas who will eventually have to support Konoha. It's revealed that he was selected as Captain for more than his Wood Style abilities -- he is the only person in the village capable of using Enclosed Hermitage: Return to Society, which, in turn, is the only technique strong enough to contain Naruto's four-tailed Fox state. He later helps Naruto with his training, helping to prevent the fox's chakra from becoming dominant.
->His hobby is reading books about architecture.
->Favorite phrase: "Knocking on a stone bridge before crossing it"

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* TheArtifact: Started off as Kakashi's substitute as leader of Team 7 and the genetic clone of the first, allowing him to keep the Kyuubi in check. When Kakashi returns to active duty, Yamato's role get demoted to Kakashi's assistant in training Naruto. And then Naruto got full control over Kyuubi's chakra, making Yamato's function completely redundant. [[spoiler:As a result, he is immediately kidnapped.]]
* ButtMonkey: Kakashi tends to comically take advantage of him for little things like paying for meals while Naruto's recklessness is often played against his caution.
** Try in Storm 3, where Naruto has raised his fist to him not once, but twice, and this lack of respect actually makes Yamato want to cry.
** TheChewToy: In the spin-off ''Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth'', he is reduced to be a TheSpeechless LivingProp.
* TheCaptain: A temporary replacement for Kakashi, his true role is actually to look after Naruto.
* ChildProdigy: Ties with Kakashi with being the youngest Chunin at 6.
* CombinationAttack: Has one with Naruto which combines his Water Style Tearing Torrent with Naruto's Wind Style Ransengan.
* TheComicallySerious: Most of the interaction between Bee & Naruto leaves him speechless.
* DeathGlare : His "ghoul eyes," although only Naruto seems to be scared by it.
* DemotedToExtra: Yamato's role and role has gotten smaller to the point [[spoiler: Where he got PutOnABus during the 4th World War and has not been mentioned since.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath[=/=]FridgeHorror : So Yamato was abducted as a child and experimented upon by a creepy snake-themed MadScientist. He survives, goes on to become a fairly well-adjusted adult, only to be ultimately abducted yet again by another creepy snake-themed MadScientist (the protege of the first one, no less!). Oh and then it is strongly implied that after having vital information [[MindRape forcibly]] [[TruthSerum extracted]] from him, he will be used for endless experimentation again. Disturbing much?]]
* GreenThumb: His use of the wood techniques, which also require him to be able to control [[MakingASplash water]] and [[DishingOutDirt earth]] as well.
* MeaningfulName: Yamato may be named after Yamato Takeru, a legendary prince believed to be the first ninja. Tenzou means "heavenly creation" and refers to things created by nature, which fits with his wood powers.
* SatelliteCharacter: Yamato was brought in as the substitute team leader of Team 7, was kidnapped as baby by Orochimaru and had his DNA manipulated to the point where he's the genetic clone of the First Hokage, and was a member of Anbu with Kakashi. On paper, all of that sounds like a lot of potential for a character. In reality, Yamato ended up being relegated to being Kakashi's assistant in training Naruto and being the ButtMonkey.
* SempaiKohai: Kakashi is his senpai, and he once brings up this fact when trying to get him to pay for a meal.
%% * TheSmartGuy
* SternTeacher: Contrasts his approach with Kakashi's on a few occasions, such as threatening to throw Naruto, Sakura and Sai in a cage together unless they start working better as a team, and saying that if an injured Naruto is unable to keep up with them, they could leave him behind.
* TheStoic: Typically calm and levelheaded, although he can be disturbed by shocking developments.
* StraightMan: Towards Naruto and Bee's shenanigans.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: He was the only child to accept and survive the First Hokage's cells in Orochimaru's experiments and the only one who can use his highly coveted Wood Style jutsu. [[spoiler: That is until Danzo and Zetsu are introduced anyway.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just like Anko, Yamato got incapacitated early into the war and isn't heard from in quite some time. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that one of the Zetsu clones bonded to him as a power source, explaining how it was capable of creating such impressive wood constructs.]]
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[[folder: In General]]
!!Team 7 provides examples of:
* AnimalMotifs: Each of the 3 original genins have been paired with the animal summon that the Sannin have been associated with. Naruto signed a contract with the toads under Jiraiya's tutelage and learned sage jutsu from the toads later in the series. Sasuke learned to summon and use several diverse jutsus involving snakes from Orichimaru in early part 2. After learning the truth of Itachi, Sasuke began using hawk summons, but retained the snake contract as well. Sakura is able to use slug summons being Tsunade's student.
* BettyAndVeronica: Sakura was the Archie to Naruto's Betty and Sasuke's Veronica.
* ColorCodedCharacters
** ChromaticArrangement: Naruto - Yellow (or Orange), Sasuke - Blue, Sakura - Red (or Pink), Kakashi - Green
** BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura respectively.
* FreudianTrio: Team 7 starts out with pretty clearly defined roles, with Naruto representing the Id as he was loud, impulsive, boastful, hyperactive, stubborn, instinctual, etc. ; Sakura being the Ego and Sasuke the Super Ego. Interesting in that Naruto and Sasuke gradually exchange their roles through the course of the story, while Sakura's role remains mostly the same.
* GenerationXerox: Twice, no less!
** Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura trained under a Sannin over the timeskip, learning their summons and part of the moveset, and furthering their personality comparisons. Sasuke/Orochimaru was the student who left to further his own power, Jiraiya/Naruto was the dedicated, dreamer friend who can't give them up, and Tsunade/Sakura the woman caught in the middle. Kakashi/Sarutobi was the master who put the most stock in the student who left and [[spoiler: ultimately had to fight them later on after being promoted to Sixth Hokage candidate/Third Hokage.]]
** They have a few similarities to the Team 7 under the Fourth Hokage - Naruto/Obito was the loud jokester who was looked down upon for having "lesser" abilities, the heart of the group; Sasuke/Kakashi was the serious "cool" guy, completely single-minded in his dedication and something of a prodigy; and Sakura/Rin was the cool guy's fangirl who didn't recognize the jokester's crush on her, had a bright demeanor, and was essentially the group's medic.
*** [[spoiler: It goes even further, both teams consist of a Jinchuuriki, an Uchiha, and an otherwise BadassNormal, one of which would eventually betray the Leaf Village]]
** And a third time from the time of the Sage of Six Paths [[spoiler: Naruto/Asura is the no-good fighter who inherited his father's legacy and ultimately fostered cooperation with other people while Sasuke/Indra is the genius fighter with special eyes who was able to take advantage of his genetic predisposition to power, and was able to do everything on his own.]]
*** This also explains their relatively subtle similarities to Hashirama and Madara [[spoiler: who are the previous succesors of Ashura and Indra]]
* HairContrastDuo: Naruto and Sasuke.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Each member of the original team 7 has nearly died or has died and was brought back. [[spoiler:Sakura nearly died in her fight against Sasori, but was revived by Chiyo. Kakashi died protecting Choji from Pain and Nagato revived him. Naruto and Sasuke were nearly killed by Madara, while Sakura and Obito saved Naruto and Kabuto saved Sasuke.]]
* NeverForgottenSkill: Team work. No matter how long it's been since they've seen each other or how wildly their individual skills have evolved and diverged, the trio can still work in sync like they've been rehearsing daily when they end up on the same side of a battle.
** When Naruto came back after the timeskip, Naruto and Sakura were perfectly in sync against Kakashi, despite spending 2.5 years apart.
** [[spoiler: During the battle with the Ten Tails they initiate the 'New Three-Way Deadlock' formation perfectly, and Naruto and Sasuke further combine Rasen-shuriken with Amaterasu and the Nine Tails Chakra Shroud with Susanoo - all this minutes after Sasuke decides to rejoin the group after being rogue for 3-4 years and only having seen Naruto and Sakura twice during that time.]]
* NinjaBrat: Naruto in particular, as he started the series as a bratty, immature, mischievous child who had failed the Ninja Academy graduation exam multiple times. Sakura and Sasuke both have their moments of immaturity in Part 1 as well.
* RedOniBlueOni: Naruto is the red to Sasuke's blue.
** In Part 2, it has slowly flipped around.
* TheTeam
** Part I - with a FreudianTrio mixed in
*** TheMentor[=/=]TheLeader - Kakashi - As the TokenAdult and Jounin in charge of the three Genin
*** TheLancer[=/=]NumberTwo - Sasuke (Superego) - trains more closely with Kakashi than the others, is TheLeader whenever Kakashi is absent and is the primary foil to Naruto
*** TheHero[=/=]TheBigGuy - Naruto (Id) - Inspires others with his heroism, forms the closest bonds with the people they meet on their missions, and his huge chakra reserves and Kyuubi powers make him a force on the battlefield
*** TheChick[=/=]TheSmartGuy - Sakura (Ego) - the TokenGirl [[MrExposition can explain]] [[CombatCommentator everything,]] and knew the answers to the written exam without cheating. Takes backseat to the fighting and becomes a healer. At the center of a 'love triangle' of sorts between Naruto and Sasuke.
** Part II - By the end its a proper FiveManBand
*** TheLeader - Naruto
*** TheLancer - Sai
*** TheSmartGuy - Kakashi
*** TheBigGuy - Yamato
*** TheChick - Sakura
*** SixthRanger - [[spoiler: Sasuke]]
*** HonoraryTrueCompanion: The rest of the Konoha 11 and their mentors, but special mention to TheStrategist: Shikamaru, BoisterousBruiser: Might Gai, and SoulBrotha: Killer Bee, who all [[DayInTheLimelight got arcs to shine in the main story]] especially as Sai gets DemotedToExtra and replaced by the SixthRanger, and Yamato gets PutOnABus and effectively replaced by Gai.
* SummonMagic: FrogsAndToads for Naruto, Snakes and later [[GiantFlyer Hawks]] for Sasuke, [[BigCreepyCrawlies Slugs]] for Sakura and [[CanineCompanion Dogs]] for Kakashi.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At first, to the extent that, during Kakashi's test, the very idea of the three working together to steal the bells never once occurred to them.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Honestly, if you are ever a comrade of Naruto's, you will end up becoming this at some point, but it will usually peter out after a while.

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[[folder:Naruto Uzumaki]]
->See Characters/NarutoNarutoUzumaki
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[[folder:Sasuke Uchiha]]
->See Characters/NarutoSasukeUchiha
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[[folder:Sakura Haruno]]
-->''I've always considered myself to be a true ninja… but those were just empty words, because Sasuke and Naruto were always in the lead! [[LetsGetDangerous But now it's my turn to take the lead, and all of you can watch me from the background]]!''

->Voiced by: Creator/ChieNakamura (JP), Creator/KateHiggins (EN), Christine Byrd (Latin America), Pilar Martín (Spain)

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TheChick of Team 7. [[TriangRelations Naruto has a crush on her, while she has a crush on Sasuke]]. Sakura herself is an intelligent, gifted ''kunoichi'' from Konoha. Unlike most other ninja in the series, she has no unique skills of her own, using only standard ninja techniques and her brains. As a result, during the first part of the series she mostly sits on the sidelines or loses the ones she participates in. After failing to prevent her first love Sasuke's defection, and seeing a badly injured Naruto in the hospital, she concludes that she can't leave things like this, and apprentices herself to Princess Tsunade with the intent of no longer being a burden.

In ''Shippuden'', Sakura has picked up SuperStrength and [[TheMedic medical skills]] courtesy of Tsunade's TrainingFromHell, which turns her from TheLoad to a fine kunoichi of her [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl calibre]]. Her growth is shown in the first major fight of the new series, joining forces with Chiyo to defeat Akatsuki member Sasori in a drawn-out battle, and her healing skills are put to use for much of the series. Later, Sai calls her out on a certain promise with Naruto, which in Sai's eyes is equivalent to Danzo's tongue seal; a heavy curse to bear. He then berates her for letting Naruto shoulder such burdens, prompting Sakura to make up for Naruto's suffering in a desperate manner.

->Her hobbies are playing trivia games and memorizing new material for her medical studies.
->Favorite phrases: "A life with love throughout!" and "Courage"

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* ActionGirl: Works towards this in Part I and becomes this with a vengeance in Part II. Despite her marginilization, when she does get in a fight she easily holds her own against powerful opponents.
** FauxActionGirl: Zig-Zags. While praised by Kakashi at the beginning for being (slightly) above average, she realized during the Chunin Exams and after how much better her competition was. Over the TimeSkip she trained under a Sannin like Naruto and Sasuke and had an impressive showing alongside Chiyo against Sasori, only for Naruto and Sasuke to win the SuperpowerLottery shortly afterwards and completely overshadow her and everyone else. She still has her moments, though. [[spoiler:During the Ten-Tails arc, she finally gets to step back up to the front line when she reveals that she mastered the White Strength Seal (Byakugou no In), having only recently gathered enough chakra to use it and then proceeds to wreck some {{Mooks}} before a pair catch her by surprise and Naruto and Sasuke save her and she returns to the sidelines.]]
* ACupAngst: Has a rather small chest and shows irritation about that.
* ActionSurvivor: Becomes this in the Forest of Death, where she tries to protect her unconscious teammates from the Sound trio, despite being hopelessly outmatched.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played straight at first, but then deconstructed after the time skip. Ultimately, she still has lingering feelings for Sasuke, despite what he's become and despite that his actions threaten war, and her need to help stop him.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her parents are totally this as shown by the Road to Ninja Movie, that Kishimoto personally wrote. They are both only genin and always point out her flaws, even in front of her friends.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Towards Naruto, especially when she punches him after coming back from his battle with Pain for making them all worry, then hugs him.
* BadLiar:
** When she realizes just how much Naruto is going through trying to uphold his promise to her, she tries to convince him to stop by claiming that she loves Naruto now and not Sasuke. Naruto doesn't buy it.
** Later, when planning to take out Sasuke herself, she claims that she has defected from Konoha was well and wants to join him. Sasuke is naturally suspicious, and he calls her bluff when she is unable to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten finish off Karin to prove it]].
* {{Badass}}: In the later part of the series she shows the ability to become one when the situation needs it.
** BadassAdorable
** BadassBookworm: She is just as skill a Medical Ninja as her master, which takes great understanding of the human body.
* BareYourMidriff: In the third movie, explained as being "summer attire"(Naruto and Lee also had slightly different outfits).
* BerserkButton: NEVER diss the forehead or call her ugly and [[spoiler: Naruto shouldn't try and make guesses about their relationship while she's trying to heal him. Nor should he (or anyone else for that matter) underestimate her.]]
** In Part I and early Part II making fun of Sasuke pushed the button. Part II, anyone that makes a bad remark about Naruto, she will yell at you even if you're [[spoiler:Sasuke]].
* [[spoiler: BrokenSmile: She's totally happy that Sasuke is back. [[BlatantLies Honestly!]]]]
* BoisterousBruiser: While Sakura in her offtime is loud and easily excitable, she applies that same determination and energy in battle, making her a dangerous enemy.
* BrickJoke: Early in part one it is revealed that Sakura was called "Billboard Brow" as a child. Close to the end of part two, as a teenager [[spoiler: she learns to use the Strength of a Hundred Seal, which manifests on what else but her forehead]].
* CantCatchUp: Without any clan or hidden power backing her up, it is hard enough for her to reach the same level as her teammates, more so surpass her master from two prominent clans. She's only seen on par with Naruto at the beginning of Shippuden immediately after the timeskip (although without a super mode equivalent to his Kyuubi transformation) and for a few brief moments when she activated the Strength of a Hundred Seal, on par with both Naruto and Sasuke [[spoiler:Once the two boys awaken their powers as the reincarnations of the Sage of Six Paths two sons, making them superior to Madara, heretofore a guy stronger than everyone else on the field put together, she lost any hope of ever catching up again. Unfortunately the Sage of Six Paths didn't have a daughter.]] And since Naruto [[spoiler: now has the ability to heal, better than Sakura even, she's lost the only thing that she could uniquely bring to the table.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from initially standing on the sidelines to taking an active role in helping Naruto and Sasuke, as well as assisting in Naruto's goal to bring Sasuke back. Much of her development in Part II is answering the question of how best to accomplish this goal.
** Completely symbolized by "Inner-Sakura" as well. The character represented all of Sakura's repressed emotions she constantly tried to cover up. Inner Sakura disappeared half-way through the first series as she started to be more straight forward about her feelings, and only appeared once in Shippuden as a gag.
** She had something of an ego at the beginning and as the series continued, she instead gained HeroicSelfDeprecation.
** In the fight against [[spoiler: Madara]] she acknowledges that even if she CantCatchUp she can still do her part and [[HeroicSacrifice charges him to provide a distraction]] for Naruto and Sasuke to do their thing rather than just sit there and do nothing.
** Though the development isn't always for the best. Sakura always had the bad habit of thinking she knew better than the people around her such as preparing to give up the chunnin exam test in place of Naruto because she thought he would fail but not choose to quit on his own. The development to not stay on the sidelines brings this quality more forward as she would later confront Sasuke alone after drugging her whole team because she thought someone as outrageously dangerous as Sasuke could be fooled and attacked so easily. In the most recent charge, she thought she could provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke... without actually consulting them with the idea. The result is her charge immediately failed and she had to be rescued by the both of them, causing far more trouble than an organized 3 person strike.
* CherryBlossomGirl: Named Sakura, check. Pink hair, check. Healing powers, check. Associated with love, check. Traditional Japan, check - ikebana and being, well, a ninja. Born in early spring (March 28th), check. Spring-themed, see MeaningfulName below.
* TheChick: Of Team 7.
* ClothingDamage: Becomes an unusually frequent victim of it during the battle with [[spoiler: Kaguya]]. First, her headband falls off and plops into a pit of lava, melting away. Then, [[spoiler:Obito opens up the wrong dimension]] and a wave of deadly acid douses her flak jacket, forcing her to ditch it before the whole thing- thick metal plates inside included- gets completely eaten away. Sakura also shreds off a sleeve of her combat uniform that was exposed to the acid as well.
* CombatMedic: With her chakra control, she can heal injuries (either hers or others') and extract poison... and pulverize the earth with SuperStrength.
** HealingHands with gloves to protect them in battle.
** [[spoiler:During the war arc it's revealed that she has mastered Tsunade's Strength of a Hundred technique, giving her a HealingFactor like Tsunade and (reputedly) Hashirama.]]
* CommutingOnABus: To an extreme degree. Besides her fight with Sasori, she´s had very little impact on the overall story in Naruto. Takes after Tsunade in that regard, and majority of the females.
* CombatPragmatist: Her entire fighting style is this. Her punches may not be the most flashy, but one hit and you're mist. And even then she [[spoiler:adds poison to her weapons and is willing to play dead to catch opponents off guard.]]
** [[spoiler:This was shown in the Kage arc, she knew that she, Lee, Kiba and Sai didn't have the power to kill Sasuke head on, so she instead tried to pretend she was going to join Sasuke's side and kill him when his guard was down. And after failing once, she still tried and nearly killed him]].
* CovertPervert: It goes back as early as the chunin exams. She loudly tells Naruto to go behind a tree if he has to use the bathroom in the Forest of Death, but Inner Sakura indicates that she might want to see Sasuke, the boy she likes, pee. And she's a closet YaoiFangirl.
** Also, it's been shown more than once that [[DistractedByTheSexy Sexy no Jutsu]] works perfectly fine on her.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: [=NaruSaku=] shippers have always wanted to see her kiss Naruto, but... [[spoiler: with Naruto on the brink of death, Sakura sticks her hand into his chest to massage his heart and gives him mouth-to-mouth to keep him alive.]]
* CraterPower: One of her taijutsu techniques, called Cherry Blossom Impact, involves punching the ground hard enough to send chunks of earth sailing through the air like flower petals. [[spoiler: Her Strength of a Hundred Seal amps that up to eleven.]]
* CuteBruiser: Thanks to her training to Tsunade.
* {{Determinator}}: Case in point, the spoiler listed under CPR. [[spoiler: Your teammate's heart has stopped? Cut open his chest with chakra and keep it pumping yourself.]]
* [[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]: Courtesy of Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* DistressBall: She picks it up when it comes to dealing with Sasuke.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Any time Naruto annoys her she clobbers him with her super strength. This aspect of her character [[CharacterDevelopment gets tamed down in Part 2 of the series]] ([[{{Flanderization}} not so much in the anime fillers]]) but it does still pop up from time to time.
* DitzyGenius: From time to time, mostly in Part I. Case in point: during Kakashi's bell test, she comes across Sasuke after one of Kakashi's techniques left him buried up to his neck in the ground. She promptly panics, assumes Sasuke has been reduced to a talking head, and passes out.
-->'''Sasuke''': "And ''that's'' my partner?"
* DoggedNiceGirl: Towards Sasuke, before her character development.
* DopeSlap: As a common {{Tsundere}}, she's quite fond of giving Naruto a good thwack over the head whenever he does or says something annoying or idiotic... which is quite often. As the series went on, this tendency decreased.
* DudeMagnet: Gets three men to fall in love with her over the course of the manga (even more in fillers) which is more than any of the named characters in the series baring one. Sasuke is that one.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Grows out her hair while trying to woo Sasuke, until her ImportantHaircut.
* FireForgedFriends: With Naruto, at first she thought Naruto was annoying but started to admire him in chapter 5 after she saw his determination.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the anime, Sakura's {{Tsundere}} characteristics gets exaggerated for the sake of humor.
* ForeheadOfDoom: So big that she was bullied as a little girl because of it. Try mocking it now, and expect to grow accustomed to the imprint of her fist on your noggin.
* GenerationXerox: Although not to the extent to Naruto or Sasuke. She is very similar to Kushina as stated by Kushina's husband, Minato. Both having hair trigger tempers, both are a bit too willing to punch people, both having a speech tic when excited, Kushina's Dattebane and Sakura's Shānnarō, and even having done similar poses to each other. Both Kushina and Sakura were bullied as children and hated a feature of theirs; Sakura, her forehead and Kushina, her hair. They had similar relationships to Naruto and Minato respectively, both Sakura and Kushina and didn't respect their male classmate at first. Till Naruto and Minato proved them wrong. However, Sakura was quite intelligent and was meeker as a child while Kushina was always pretty violent and kinda dull (considering she was where Naruto got most of his smarts from)
* HairDecorations: She wears her headband as a hairband. She also used to tie her hair with a ribbon when younger.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation and SorryIFellOnYourFist: She feels horribly guilty for not being strong enough, or not doing enough for her team mates Naruto and Sasuke.
* HopeSpot: In chapter 631 seemed to be this for Sakura. [[spoiler:Sasuke is back on their side again, and team 7 is back. But it quickly turns out Sasuke isn't fully on their side and she knows it.]]
* HotBlooded: Inner Sakura certainly was. Sakura of Shippuuden seems to be as well, at least in reaction to Naruto.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Comes off as this the second time she sees Sasuke post-timeskip. Previously she'd reprimanded Naruto for recklessly taking on Pain alone, and putting his life at risk. Here, she makes up her own plan for dealing with Sasuke, knocks out her teammates to prevent them from interfering with it, and generally tries to deal with Sasuke all on her own, and comes very close to dying twice, as a result of it.
* [[ImportantHaircut Important]] [[TraumaticHaircut Traumatic]] [[ImportantHaircut Haircut]]: She cuts her long hair off as a symbol of her new resolve. Conveniently, it's also to free herself from three Sound Gennin, who wanted to kill the incapacitated Sasuke and Naruto.
* InformedAbility: Downplayed to 'potential ability'. Kakashi referred to her as a 'genjutsu type' ninja, which doesn't necessarily mean she's an expert at genjutsu. It likely refers to her advanced ability with chakra control, seeing as how something like genjutsu, which manipulates the chakra of the opponent, would require precise control. She ''could'' become an expert, but instead went the medic route.
* JerkassRealization: In an early episode, she confides in Sasuke that she believes Naruto is such an undisciplined prankster because he has no parents to teach him how to behave, only for Sasuke to furiously berate her and tell her she has no idea what she's talking about. From this moment on, she starts to try to be nicer to Naruto.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Early on, she looks down on Naruto, and lets her temper get the best of her when it comes to him. In Part II she ends up admitting to actually look up to him. She still [[AmusingInjuries dishes out the punishment]] when Naruto acts like an idiot and/or a pervert.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Attempts this to spare Sasuke from falling even lower then he already has, but her feelings for him kept her from landing the fatal blow.
* LethalChef: Anime only, played for laughs. Her handmade balls of medicinal herbs taste ''awful''. She has the tendency of adding said herbs in ''anything'' she cooks. Even ''[[CordonBleughChef chocolate]]''.
* TheLoad: For Part 1, she admits that she only really stood on the sidelines. Averted for Part II, despite the [[FanDumb what the majority of the fandom]] likes to think, in Part II she pulled her weight. Though this wasn't helped by the time she was OutOfFocus.
* LoveHurts: Especially when the person you're in love with tries to stab you InTheBack. ''Literally.''
* LoveMartyr: Sakura's fixation on Sasuke seems more and more like this each time they interact in part II. She is still in love with him even after he has ''tried to kill her''. [[spoiler: By chapter 635, Sakura might be falling out of this. She doesn't trust Sasuke anymore]]
* LovingAShadow: Subverted. Like the other Konoha girls, she at first likes Sasuke just because of his looks and skills, but as Sakura learns more about his troubled personality she comes to care for him for real.
** Played completely straight in Part 2 when it is revealed that [[spoiler:she is still in love with him despite how [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope far he has fallen]], which includes him ''nonchalantly attempting to murder her'']].
*** However, it is implied that she is perfectly aware of how far he has fallen and loves him in spite of it.
* MaleGaze: Part II seems to like giving attention to her rear. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sakuass.jpg Here's]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku2.png the]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku.png proof]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Sakura has shown this if desperate enough, she can manipulate people. It should be noted, she doesn't enjoy it at all.
* MeaningfulName: Haruno means "of the spring," and Sakura is Japan's famous cherry blossom tree which sprouts its distinctive pink flowers in the spring and which are the same color as her hair.
* TheMedic: Due to her training by Tsunade, she is one of the best at the age of 15.
* MsExposition: In the first arc she explained things essential to the verse like how chakra works.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: As a result of chakra providing the force behind her blows.
* MyGreatestFailure: How she felt towards being unable to stop Sasuke from turning his back on the village, especially after Shikamaru refused to let her come along on the mission to retrieve him. Also how she felt when healing Naruto, after his match with Orochimaru
* NaiveEverygirl: sort of, back in Part 1.
* NotSoDifferent: With Naruto. Both wanted approval and both are a {{Determinator}}, hot blooded and quick tempered.
* ObliviousToLove: In a weird way. Kishimoto have stated that he fashioned Sakura as a girl who cannot understand men, much like how Naruto says he does not understand woman and love. She had to have [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] of all people telling her how Naruto suffered from UnrequitedLove to take it seriously.
* OhCrap: She has a silent one when she notices [[spoiler: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Kaguya]]]] suddenly standing ''a few feet away from her''. Luckily for her, she goes completely ignored.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being billed as one of the leads, Sakura becomes progressively out of focus after her fight with Ino in Part 1. Up until recent events, she also began to suffer the same in Shippuden following the second Arc.
** Zig-zagged during the war arc. [[spoiler:She looked to be jumping back into focus when she revealed that she was storing up her chakra, only to be jumped by mooks, rescued, then staying back to heal the other soldiers, until her healing skills were called for when the Kyuubi was extracted from Naruto.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: All her training under Tsunade allows her to be pretty badass in the first arc of Shippuden, but since Naruto and Sasuke just keep getting stronger, she's rapidly falls back to the weakest of the three. Sakura herself lampshades this. [[spoiler:During the battle with the Ten-Tails, she reveals that Tsunade taught her how to create a chakra seal on her forehead, and has spent the last three years gathering enough chakra to get it working. Once she manages to form the seal, even the First Hokage is impressed by her full strength.]]
* PetalPower: In the first movie, she used a technique called Sakura Blizzard that involved a large number of tiny explosive tags and cherry blossoms mixed in for good measure.
* PoisonedWeapons: Thanks to [[MasterPoisoner Shizune's]] tutelage she has acquired some poisonous weapons and KnockoutGas as well.
** She's also GenreSavvy enough to be CarryingTheAntidote. She is a medic, after all.
* PowerTattoo: The Strength of a Hundred Seal.
* {{Qipao}}: She wore a red one in Part 1.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Hinata's blue.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In Part 2, she asks Naruto if she looks more like a woman, and Naruto says "''You look fine. You haven't changed at all''". She hasn't changed as much as some of the other genins, but she has grown.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a child.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Part of her standard attire.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: At the beginning.
** ExtremeDoormat: In Part I towards Sasuke. Not all the time, but it gets more pronounced as his behavior gets worse, and because she was a 12-13 year old deeply in love at the time, probably had no idea what to do about it.
* StepfordSmiler: Sports one identical to Sai's when asked if [[spoiler:Sasuke can be trusted after his second FaceHeelTurn.]]
* SuperStrength: Uses a specialized version of this allowing for powerful strike. [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven when she uses the [[PowerTattoo Strength of a Hundred Seal]].]]
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler: In chapter 672, when naruto finally wakes up from his near death due to Madara.]]
* TeenGenius: Before the TimeSkip, being a good student with precise chakra control and enough knowledge to ''not'' need cheating in the written part of the Chuunin exams differentiated her from any other kunoichi. Afterwards, it's what makes her such a good apprentice and medic.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Part 1 she was totally useless. In Part 2...[[CantCatchUp she's still useless]], but she's come a long way from where she was. [[spoiler:In the War arc she's more than willing to admit to her uselessness but still resolves to help Naruto and Sasuke in any way she can, resulting in her charging Madara (who by this point is stronger than the Sage of Six Paths) head-on in order to provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke.]] Compare the Bridge arc where she just stood there watching Naruto and Sasuke fight Haku and Kakashi fight Zabuza.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starts in the beginning of the chunin exam and continues all the way to the end and is cemented in part 2, towards Naruto essentially.
* TrainingFromHell: Tsunade subjects her to this so Sakura can develop [[LightningBruiser strength, speed and skills]].
* TrueCompanions: With Team 7. So much that [[spoiler:Kakashi states in chapter 675, while she may not love Sasuke anymore, her she can't let him do the wrong thing for this reason]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Especially when she was younger.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Naruto. So much so that despite [[spoiler:hating Obito for everything he has committed. She is willing to think of him as an ally as thanks for saving Naruto]]
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Towards Naruto once or twice but taken UpToEleven in the fillers.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Apparently the reason for her lacking performance after the first post-timeskip arc. [[spoiler:She's spent the last three years building up chakra in her forehead like Tsunade does, and it isn't until the battle with the Ten-Tails that she finally has enough to use the technique to augment her abilities.]]
* YaoiFangirl: Just watch her reaction to one of Konohamaru's jutsus that included shadow clones of the naked Sai and Sasuke.
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[[folder:Kakashi Hatake]]
-->''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than scum.''

->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP), Creator/DaveWittenberg (EN), Alfonso Obregon-Inclan (Latin America), Juan Antonio Arroyo (Spain)

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Kakashi Hatake is a sneaky, snarky ninja who serves as sensei of Team 7, and also as TheBigGuy and TheSmartGuy. Prior to Team 7, he had failed ''every single'' applicant who had come before him. He's one of the strongest ninja in Konoha, and is never seen without his dirty pornographic novel/manga.

Kakashi, for reasons that are at first unknown, has a Sharingan in his left eye, despite not being of the Uchiha (In a Gaiden {{prequel}} story, the eye was revealed to have been transplanted from his deceased friend Obito Uchiha, one of Sasuke's relatives). Kakashi has mastered its use about as well as a non-Uchiha can, picking up the epithet "Copy Ninja". He knows dozens of techniques and uses them, but his ''only'' unique jutsu is the Chidori (and its upgraded form, Raikiri), which electrifies his arm, allowing it to punch through anything. He learned the Rasengan from his former sensei, the Fourth Hokage.

In ''Shippuden'', Naruto and Sakura's development causes Kakashi to serve less as a mentor and more as a comrade. He's somehow managed to pick up a variant of the Mangekyo Sharingan that differs from Itachi's, which he uses to crush Deidara's arm in the first arc. He still teaches Naruto, though, eventually helping him create a more powerful variant of the Rasengan.

In the Fourth Shinobi World War, he serves as the leader of the Third Division.
->His hobby is reading (Icha Icha series).
->Favorite word: "Teamwork"

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* TheAce: ''Easily'' one of the most powerful ninja in Konoha. Even considered for Hokage on occasion!
** BrokenAce: Never quite got over Obito's death in the Kakashi Gaiden, which in turn showed that his father's disgrace and suicide still took a heavy toll on him some seven years after. Justified, since these took place when he was thirteen and six, respectively, in a verse where ThereAreNoTherapists. Not to mention what happened to poor Rin right before his eyes... [[spoiler:and at his own hands]]
* AchillesHeel[=/=]AwesomeButImpractical: Kakashi, while he has an all around awesome skill-set, has massive stamina issues. This is exacerbated by his Sharigan, which expends even more of his chakra when used. Almost all of his major battles in the series has resulted him getting bed-ridden for over-expending his energy.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler: That first flashback of him killing Rin turned out to be very misleading. She actually wanted him to do it, but he point-blank refused despite the Mist's plans for her. She took matters into her own hands and jumped in front of his attack.]]
* AndIMustScream: He was the first in-series victim of the Mangekyo Sharingan's [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]], in which Itachi crucified him and stabbed him repeatedly without letting him die. For three days. Without stopping...
** MadeOfIron: An ordeal, during which, what Kakashi perceived as approximately one minute and forty-eight seconds (counting the time indicator from "I will stab you with a sword for 72 hours" to "71 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds remaining" was only one second. Meaning that the "three days" Kakashi experienced was, to him, closer to about '''[[OneHundredAndEight one hundred and eight]]''' days. Even he was released from the genjutsu, he doesn't immediately pass out. He stays conscious long enough to realize how little time actually passed, and to hear Kisame express surprise that Kakashi is ''still alive''. Mentally MadeOfIron? You bet your ass.
*** In chapter 649 he proves himself to be MadeOfIron in all aspects, as we find him [[spoiler: single handedly stitching up a large wound in his own side without flinching]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy : As a kid, he was obsessed with following the rules and living like an obedient toy soldier. Anyone who didn't train themselves to be an ideal ninja was out of step with the rest and a disgrace. It was brought on by a fear that deviating from the shinobi code would lead to ostracism, since [[spoiler: his father Sakumo chose to put his comrade's lives above a mission. The Leaf ninja felt betrayed, because it is their master goal to ensure a success of a mission at all costs. Sakumo was chided ''viciously'' by his peers, and DrivenToSuicide]]. Kakashi feared the same might happen to him. After Obito brought him to his senses and warned him it would pretty much strip him of his humanity to live like this, he broke out of it.
* AssShove: '''[[MundaneMadeAwesome A THOUSAND YEARS OF DEATH]]'''!!!!
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Pretty good at figuring out the skills of dangerous opponents such as [[PsychoForHire Zabuza]], [[SoulJar Kakuzu]], [[AGodAmI Pain]] and [[IntangibleMan Tobi]].
* BackFromTheDead: Gets killed and later revived by Pain
* {{Badass}}
** Save for Naruto, he was the only ninja in Konoha who required the attention of more than one of Pain's bodies.
*** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm-wdJn5rJY video]] clearly shows the many forms of Badass that is Kakashi.
** BadassBoast: ''"The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques… is about to go on a rampage!"''
** BadassBookworm: Naruto calls him "as smart as [[ImprobablyHighIQ Shikamaru]]", which, combined with his status as the most elite ninjutsu specialist in the Hidden Leaf, would make him this easily. Inverted with his actual choice of literature - Jiraiya's erotic novels.
** BadassTeacher
** BadassTransplant: His [[MagicalEye Sharingan]].
** FourStarBadass: As General of the Third Division
** HandicappedBadass: The current string of battles has caused him to [[spoiler:tax his Mangekyo Sharingan so much that as of Chapter 669, he's almost completely blind in his left eye. Later Madara steals his Sharingan.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler: Gains one when Naruto gives him the refined, combined chakra that he and Kurama made. He commented that it's even stronger than the dose that Kurama had given him originally, which increased his power threefold. Now he has a Version 1 cloak like the rest of the alliance.]]
* BerserkButton: Kakashi REALLY hates [[CameBackWrong Edo Tensei]] (Impure World Resurrection), a jutsu that revives the dead and forces them to fight for the user. He also hates Kabuto, in no small part due to his insistence on using it.
** It seems to come from a disdain of grave-robbing of his friends in general. He got set off when he realized that Tobi had to be using Obito's eye. [[TheReveal The]] {{Irony}} [[EvilFormerFriend of it all]].
* {{BFS}}: Wields the Executioner's Blade for a short while in the 4th world war.
* BigDamnHeroes:He has a habit of joining fights by showing up out of nowhere to save his comrades.
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens in Kakashi Gaiden, when he gets the worst dose of cold reality you could believe.
* BrokenAce: So broken that his emotional damage is arguably almost completely responsible for the events OF THE ENTIRE MANGA. In-universe, Kakashi admits he is this to Sasuke in attempt to convince Sasuke that revenge isn't everything and that living with the pain of his losses, while difficult, is possible. [[ForegoneConclusion It didn't work.]] [[spoiler: Later, Kakashi tells Obito and Minato that losing Obito, Rin, and Minato all within the span of a year all but completely broke him, stating that there was nothing stopping him from completely sinking into despair but the fact that Obito entrusted his sharingan to him]]. Given the amount of characters that's turned to darker paths for similar reasons, it's kind of an eye-opener as to how close Kakashi could have been to completely losing himself as well.
* BrokenAesop: He believes in [[ScrewTheRulesIMDoingWhatsRight abandoning the rules if a comrade is in danger]] and yet because of this philosophy. [[spoiler:His entire team dies and one becomes the BigBad]].
* BrokenPedestal: His best friend Obito Uchiha who he originally thought was dead, and who was also the source of most of his ideals as an adult [[EvilFormerFriend is now one of his greatest enemies]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: As of chapter 675 [[spoiler: he no longer possess any of his Uchiha implants, having lost his Sharingan to Madara and getting his normal eye restored by Naruto's new healing powers right after. Of course, he is still a highly trained ninja, but that means he can no longer use any of his Sharingan abilities or his Raikiri properly.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The first of many, many examples among the characters. See also AssShove, LovableSexManiac, and {{Badass}}.
* CanineCompanion: The Ninja Hounds.
* TheCaptain: Of Squad 7.
* ChildProdigy: Youngest Genin and Chunnin graduated at 5 and 6.
* TheComicallySerious: Often his nonchalance is used in humor especially to contrast [[HotBlooded Guy]].
* CoolTeacher: Team 7 was the first team that he ever passed, because they're the first one to catch his lesson on putting each other's safety ahead of the mission.
* CovertPervert: He's obsessed with the "Icha Icha" series of adult novels, and gets embarrassed when caught reading them by others. Naruto once got the drop on him by pretending to spoiler one book's ending.
* DayInTheLimelight: ''Kakashi Gaiden''
** He gets another one in a filler arc called ''Anbu Kakashi Arc''
* DeadpanSnarker: Always has a straight face. One would imagine the mask probably helps in this department.
* DespairEventHorizon: As of chapter 600, he's been slowly getting there with each progressing chapter, though HeroicResolve seems to have kicked in.
** It's heavily implied that in the time between Minato's death and his appointment to Jonin Sensei of Team 7, he had one foot deep into the edge of the horizon. Whatever changed his mind is yet to be explored.
* EyeScream: He lost his eye after taking a slash for Obito. His Sharingan is [[spoiler:ripped out by Madara, who jams it into his own empty socket.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The few females ''and'' males who have seen him unmasked are, well, ''very'' impressed.
* EverybodysDeadDave: His backstory can be summed up in this one trope. When Sasuke threatens to kill someone close to him so Kakashi can understand his pain, Kakashi replies that [[HarmfulToMinors everyone he cares about is already dead]].
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Given a sufficiently inexperienced opponent, he can fight with one hand and read pornographic novels (namely, the ''Icha Icha'' series written by Jiraiya) with the other. And is quite happy to demonstrate this ability.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803152736/naruto/images/e/e0/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Kakashi.svg Mangekyo Sharingan.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Rikimaru from the ''{{Tenchu}}'' series.
* EyepatchOfPower: Normally covers his left eye with his [[MartialArtsHeadband headband]]. Underneath is his Sharingan. He hides it because unlike an Uchiha, Kakashi is incapable of turning it off at will. Only when facing a strong opponent does he uncover it.
* FailureHero: How he sees himself after watching his childhood team die and failing to talk Sasuke out of defecting.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: [[spoiler: Kakashi's had the Mangekyo for twenty years. Sure woulda been handy against Orochimaru or Itachi.]] Granted, [[spoiler:Kakashi fell unconscious the moment he unlocked it and didn't encounter another Mangekyo Sharingan user until he fought Itachi, so he might not have even realized he had one until then at the earliest.]]
** Alternatively: [[spoiler: The use of the normal Sharingan drains a lot of chakra (he was out of commission for a few days after the first battle with Zabuza), the Mangekyou Sharingan requires ''even more'' chakra, so it's possible that he hadn't yet the stamina required to use it.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: Proud owner of the ''ultimate'' rivalry with Might Guy, lasting from their early teenhood, up into adulthood, and still very, very intense as they go over the hill, showing absolutely ''NO'' signs of slowing down.
** It should be noted that Guy and Kakashi's rivalry is the only one with a generally positive relationship to it. Every other rivalry usually makes the losing part very bitter, or their friendship dissolves. This includes Naruto/Sasuke, Hashirama/Madara and Sarutobi/Danzo
* GenerationXerox: He was mentioned to greatly resemble his father Sakumo Hatake, Konoha's White Fang, which made his enemies tremble in fear of him even when he was just about 13 years of age, mistaking him for his father. Cut to many years after when he is already known as ''Kakashi of the Sharingan'' and you know the awesome is InTheBlood. Further xerox-ing lays credibility that since the Third Hokage taught the original Sannin of Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade, and that since the villagers see him as temporary Hokage when Tsunade was in her coma, Kakashi is a generation Xerox of Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.
** He's also a generation xerox of Jiraiya. He lost his teacher, lost his student (to the dark side), [[spoiler:his best friend turned into one of the most reviled criminals in history and was indirectly responsible for their teacher's death]], and has a near pathological HeroicSelfDeprecation as well.
** And he is ''also'' one to Minato as well, especially considering that his team is basically a GenerationXerox of Minato's team. One of them went evil because LoveMakesYouEvil (Obito and Sasuke), one of them stayed with Konoha (Naruto and Kakashi), and one was a skilled medic-nin (Rin and Sakura).
* GuileHero: Is very cunning and capable of manipulating his opponents.
* {{Henohenomoheji}}: Seen on Kakashi's decoy scarecrow in Episode 101 ("Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face!"), when Team 7 attempts to unveil Kakashi's true face. It's also featured on the backs of his 9 ''ninken'' (Ninja Hounds/Dogs) Summoning group.
* HeroicRROD: This happens to him a lot in part one - at one point, the others are surprised when he doesn't need a hospital trip after a fight. He can handle the Sharingan somewhat better in ''Shippuden'', but still needs to watch his reserves carefully.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He is pretty much this with Guy. Gai being the person he trusts the most.
* [[ILetGwenStacyDie I Let Rin Die]]: Specifically, ''he killed her himself''... [[spoiler:because she chose to jump in the way of his Raikiri rather than be a TrojanHorse.]]
* InformedAbility: Kakashi is a legendary ninja who has supposedly copied over a thousand jutsu. Nearly all of his opponents have talked about how dangerous he is when they first face him. Yet, we almost ''never'' get to see him go all out, and when he does get to battle he's usually forced to use up chakra protecting his peers. The worst example is probably when he took on the remaining zombified Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. It was implied to be an absolute CurbStompBattle in his favour, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome but it happened entirely off-panel.]] Completely averted in the anime, which takes advantage of AdaptationExpansion. The fights are just as badass as you'd expect them to be.
** In addition, Kakashi the Copy-Ninja has yet to ever actually ''copy'' any jutsu on-screen. In the Land of Waves Zabuza- and subsequently many fans- believed that he had somehow copied and reversed his Water jutsu at the exact moment Zabuza himself was using it, perhaps even ''before'', but by the next battle Zabuza has realised that Kakashi simply used his Sharingan to implant ideas of what jutsu to use in Zabuza's mind, to freak him out, meaning every Water jutsu Zabuza used was already in Kakashi's arsenal. He ''might'' have copied Kakuzu's Iron Skin jutsu but if he has, he has yet to demonstrate it.
** [[spoiler:Finally averted as of the latest arc. He takes on Obito, who, up until now, has served as the BigBad for most of the story, in single combat and handily defeats him.]]
* [[spoiler: LooseLips]]: [[spoiler: Accidentally leaked the classified information of Naruto's birth, unaware that Obito was listening in, or that he was even alive, at a visit to Rin's grave.]]
* LovableSexManiac: He's a big fan of Jiraiya's book series.
* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] and then later the Magenkyou Sharingan. It grants him the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]... [[spoiler: later loses it to Madara and has his original eye restored in its socket by Naruto, but then gets upgraded to a complete set of Sharingan implanted in his own eyes, courtesy of Obitio's spirit.]]
** AuraVision: The most standard ability of the Sharingan is to see Chakra.
** CombatClairvoyance: It also gives the ability to predict the opponents next moves.
** MegaManning: Kakashi's specialty.
** HypnoticEyes: Just ask Zabuza.
** PortalCut: Kakashi's Magenkyou Sharingan's special Kamui jutsu.
** InstantArmor: [[spoiler: Due to Obito passing on his chakra and Sharingan, Kakashi gains the Susano'o, and can manifest it as Perfect!]]
** EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Perfect Susanoo, by far his strongest ability of them all.]]
* MaskPower: NEVER seen without it. The only time his face was uncovered, it wasn't shown onscreen. An anime filler episode revolves around Team 7 trying to see under Kakashi's mask. When they finally get him to remove it in front of them, underneath is... [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal another mask]].]]
** On some covers he doesn't have it, but then his face is usually covered by his book or hand.
** Also, according to Pakkun, he hates being photographed without it.
* MeaningfulName: Kakashi means "scarecrow," and Hatake means "farmland or field." Both are an obvious reference to his tall and lean appearance. This also ties to his use of a {{Henohenomoheji}} logo on his summoned dogs and decoys. There's also the fact that real life ninjas often disguised themselves as poor farmers. Get's into ThemeNaming when you consider his Dad's name could come from the the word Sakumotsu, which translates to "Crops".
* MrExposition: In the first arc.
* MultilayerFacade: Kakashi is a literal case: [[spoiler: he wears ''another mask'' under his mask.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Tends to dwell on this, especially regarding Obito, losing track of time at the Memorial Stone by ''reminding himself of how he has failed.'' And then there's the issue of his ''second'' team...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He inadvertently caused [[spoiler: the Kyuubi incident by blabbing that Kurama's jinchuriki was gonna have a baby in front of Rin's grave, not realizing Obito was there as well.]]
** If we really want to blame him, blame him for rescuing Obito.
* NonChalantDodge: The Trope picture
* NoMouth: Keeps his mouth concealed behind a mask at all times. Played with in the best filler of the anime.
* TheNoseKnows: He is said to have a very good sense of smell. And he has a pack of trained canines.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: We first meet Kakashi as a goofy teacher who falls for one of Naruto's unbelievably idiotic pranks, but he soon reveals himself to be {{Badass}}. His enemies do know he's dangerous, and treat him as such, but he's FAR more dangerous than most of them have been led to believe.
* ObsoleteMentor: [[AvertedTrope Averts]] this, despite being [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] sometimes. He specifically mentions in one arc that he's still young and improving. In the fight against [[BigBad Tobi/Obito]] he's particularly important. He's not a PersonOfMassDestruction like the main cast, but his shrewdness is still one of his greatest assets.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Kakashi vs The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Kakashi won apparently, but he misplaced Zabuza's sword.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Being the flake he usually acts like, seeing him almost too mad to speak after Guy reveals he taught Lee the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Hidden Lotus]] clues the audience in that things are about to get serious.
* OutDamnedSpot: After waking up from a nightmare [[spoiler:of him killing Rin]].
* OvershadowedByAwesome: While certainly a versatile, experienced and highly competent fighter, his battles have been somewhat a letdown compared to say Akatsuki, Orochimaru or the Kages. He also suffers a lot of TheWorfEffect against this opponents, even more than Sasuke. A fairly common complaint is that he's hyped to be stronger than he is, especially in the Databooks, where he's hyped to be one of the most formidable shinobi alive. To his credit, however, those who Worf him tend to have attained a similar, if not greater ShroudedInMyth status.
** BoringYetPractical: His fighting style tends to be this, which is part of why he's overshadowed so much. His summons are a perfect example. Most ninja call up a giant animal to fight for them, Kakashi has a pack of hunting hounds.
* ParentalAbandonment:His father Sakumo committed suicide when Kakashi was six-years old and his mother died before then.
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: [[spoiler: Suffers from this during the Anbu filler arc. He can't use the Chidori/Raikiri with his mental trauma of killing Rin acting up everytime he tries to use it. Of course, considering what we've seen over the course of the series, he gets better.]]
* RedBaron: Kakashi has two famous nicknames first being Kakashi of the Sharingan, second being The Copy Ninja.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Might Guy's Red & Obito's Red.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* SempaiKohai: Senpai to Yugao, Yamato and Sai (who considers him as such in the anime). Also Shizune addresses with the honorfic.
* ShapingYourAttacks: His Running Beast ability.
* ShockAndAwe: Chidori, Raikiri/Lightning Blade, them lightning hounds, etc.
* ShroudedInMyth: See RedBaron. And just what the hell is behind that mask? [[spoiler: Another mask.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Finally delivered one to [[spoiler:Obito, pointing that he basically chose to ignore every feeling his friends could possibly have, quoting Obito himself. "And those who don't respect their comrades' memories...are the worst."]]
** He gives another to Sasuke, after he declares that Kakashi could only understand how he felt about Itachi if Sasuke went and killed everyone he loved. Kakashi simply replies that he can't do that, as everyone that qualifies is already dead.
* SignatureMove: Raikiri/Lightning Blade, similar to the Chidori only better.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: His bell test.
* SpaceMaster: His Mangekyo Sharingan's technique, Kamui, can warp objects into [[PocketDimension another dimension]]. He can now use Kamui to get to and from the other dimension at will.
* TheStoic: Probably the hardest character to get a rise out of in the entire series, except where the Icha Icha series Or his dead best friend is concerned.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler: His Version 1 Cloak that Naruto gave him.]]
** He gets another one, this time a personal ability, that crosses with EleventhHourSuperpower: After [[spoiler:Obito gives him both his Mangekyo Sharingan]], he can use [[spoiler: Susanoo immediately. And unlike other Susanoo users who have to develop it in stages, it manifests in its perfect form right from the get-go.]]
* TeamDad: To Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke.
* TookALevelInBadass: It's more subtle than most of the cast, but think about it. The first time we see him go all-out using the Sharingan, summons, and a Raikiri is enough to tire him out. Post-time skip, he's somehow got a Mangekyo that can send stuff through ''another dimension'', and against Kakuzu he's firing off Raikiri like cheap kunai and staying on his feet afterwards.
* TookALevelInKindness: Obito's death made him realize how important it was to care for your comrades more.
* TragicKeepsake: He kept his father's Tanto for a good bit, but his sharingan eye, which was transplanted into him from his dead best friend, Obito Uchiha is what really falls into this trope.
* TranquilFury: What happens when he ''truly'' gets pissed.
* TraumaCongaLine: Kakashi is by far the worst to get hit with this trope ever. Let's make a count, shall we? His best friend dies saving him and his other teammate, his sensei dies saving the village without him being able to do anything about it. He promised said best friend that he'd protect their other teammate, only to [[spoiler: end up breaking the promise and killing her]] Then, one of his students pulls a FaceHeelTurn. Finally, it turns out his best friend is NotQuiteDead after all, and has become the BigBad responsible for nearly everything that has happened in the manga, [[spoiler:BECAUSE he killed Rin.]] On top of that, he was already pretty traumatized before any of that happened. When he was 7 his father, whom he idolized, was ostracized by an entire village and ended up killing himself through seppuku before Kakashi's eyes. And his mother's fate is still unknown, other than that she was under 30 when she died...
* TrueCompanions: A firm believer in this concept.
* UnknownRival: Guy is his, though it may be more that Kakashi does not ''want'' to acknowledge it. It turns out that he does acknowledge Guy as his true rival, and the scene that reveals this is pretty heartwarming.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
** [[spoiler:He speaks about Naruto's birth at Rin's grave. Unfortunately, Obito happened to be watching.]]
** He abandoned his mission so that he could help Obito when they were kids, resulting in a crippled Obito ending up on Madara's doorstep setting off most of the plot.
* WeakButSkilled: Kakashi's individual skill and jutsu is not weak per se - it's probably in the very top percentile of the shinobi world. However against the ridiculously overpowered villains of the Shippuden series like the Akatsuki, Pain and Tobi, Kakashi is forced to fall back on his natural wit and can be considered this - especially considering his lack of chakra for spamming his SignatureMove.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: His best friend Obito is now a major contender in the contest to determine the most evil ninja of all time. Tune in tomorrow to find out the results!
* TheWorfEffect: His only real victory has been against Zabuza. After that he's only been used to show how strong whatever enemy comes along is, often with him commenting about how much stronger than him they are. That said, he fares a lot better in team battles (against Akatsuki) contributing to victories over Deidara, Itachi (sort of--it's complicated), Hidan/Kakuzu and recently Tobi. Which makes quite a lot of sense when you remember "teamwork" is pretty much everything to the man.
** Though he seems to have finally left it behind in the current arc, [[spoiler:going so far as to defeating Tobi, one of the Major {{BigBad}}s of the series, in a one on one battle inside the Kamui dimension by shoving a Lightning Cutter through his chest leaving a gaping wide hole.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: He makes two, one before and one during [[spoiler:his final duel with Obito, although the latter is an internal monologue. They both signify his acknowledgement of the fact that his former best friend must now be treated no differently than any other enemy.]]
** [[spoiler:"In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash. However, those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash. And the ones who abandon their friends' feelings are even worse than that. I won't get rid of your past feelings... even if it's you refusing them."]]
** [[spoiler:''Naruto...You will never lose your way. You're stronger than me, and you're unique in many ways. As for me, this is all I can do for know. I'll do what I must... In order to protect the old Obito, I must...'''kill the current one!''''']]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Kakashi was 6 when he took the Chuunin Exams, but looked almost like a full grown teenager.
** Possibly a RetCon.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Kakashi remarked in the third ''Shippuden'' movie ''Inheritors of the Will of Fire'' that Naruto's ethic of protecting his friends solemnly reminds him of his late comrade Obito Uchiha, whose spiky hair and knuckleheaded determination Naruto mirrored perfectly.
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[[folder:Sai]]
-->''A smile can get you out of a tough situation, even if it is fake.''

->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino (JP), BenjaminDiskin (EN), Ángel Coomonte (Spain)
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Sai is... a jerk, to put it mildly. A ninja from the village of Konoha, pretty much all that is known about Sai is that he's a loner and that he has no family. He's a member of ANBU's Root Division, and first joins Team 7 in the second arc. "Sai", a type of three-pronged dagger, is probably a pseudonym, but who knows? Given Root's... ''special'' methods of training, it might even be his real name.

As one might expect from someone who isn't around people much, Sai doesn't exactly make the greatest of first impressions on his teammates. Indeed, his first actions are to question Naruto's manhood, call Sakura ugly, and diss their former teammate Sasuke. Naruto flatly states that he'll only put up with Sai for Sasuke's sake. He claims to have no personality whatsoever -- being polite or assholic is just a front for him.

A talented artist, Sai claims to have drawn several thousand pictures in his life, but, in keeping with his role as the hollow man, finds himself incapable of ever giving one a title. Sai uses his art in his jutsu. He has the ability to animate his drawings, creating creatures for attack or espionage, or generating clones out of ink.

It seems, however, that his purpose is more than just filling out Team 7. In reality, he was given the job by Danzo to assassinate Sasuke -- a task which he's clearly unable to do. He has a change of heart and forms a genuine friendship with Naruto and Sakura, although he's very [[NoSocialSkills socially awkward]] (which is often {{played for laughs}}).

In the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sai was placed in the Ambush Division under Kankuro and alongside Omoi.
->His hobbies are drawing and calligraphy.
->Favorite word: "Comrades"

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* {{Adorkable}}: Has a few shades of this after he starts genuinely showing interest in emotions and human interaction. The sixth ''Shippuden'' film took this and ran away with it.
* AdvertisedExtra: After his big introduction arc, being brought in as Sasuke's replacement and serving as Danzo's mole, you'd figure Sai would play a large role in the scheme of things? Save for [[ADayInTheLimelight one fight during the most recent arc]] he's been floating in the background.
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]: [[spoiler:One of his latest techniques, named ''Sealing Technique: Stalking Predator Launch'', consists of an animated drawing of a tiger which can attack the enemy and then go back in the drawing ''with him''.]]
** ContainmentField
* ArtInitiatesLife: His ability the Cartoon Beast Mimicry; with it he paints ink creatures to assist him in battles including: [[PantheraAwesome Lions and tigers]] for attacking and sealing, [[GiantFlyer birds]] for transportation and aerial assaults, snakes for binding enemies, [[SwarmOfRats rats]] for tracking and even [[JapaneseMythology The Two Benevolent Kings]] for brute force.
** ArtAttacker: As in the art he brings to life, attacks you.
%% * AuthorAvatar
* BareYourMidriff: A rare male example.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: When Deidara blows up his brother and threatens to do it again and again. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Then he insults Sai's art.]] To say that Sai was pissed is an understatement.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: Like [[IdenticalStranger Sasuke]] before him, Sakura and Ino comment that Sai is quite pretty.
* BrutalHonesty: At first on account of his [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]]. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually]], just out of genuine concern for his friends.
* ButtMonkey: In {{Filler}}, having NoSocialSkills made him good comedy material, sometimes getting beaten for an unsensitive statement.
* TheComicallySerious: Zigzags between this and DeadpanSnarker. He can't fully understand humor due to his emotionless nature and lack of socialization, so it's hard to tell whether he's using BrutalHonesty, is snarking, or is genuinely confused or serious.
* CoolSword: Specializes in long-ranged combat with his ninjutsu but is no slouch in taijutsu and swordfighting.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: His sealing jutsu is this in the anime.
* DeadpanSnarker: His only reaction to Konohamaru's "reverse" version of the Sexy Jutsu? [[TheComicallySerious "Ah. So that's me."]] More deadpan than snarker, other than insulting Naruto a few times early on.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has ''very'' pale skin and is viewed by the others as being disturbing at first.
* EmotionSuppression: Being a member of a special ANBU branch, Sai has undergone a training that removed his emotions. It also left him with NoSocialSkills.
* {{Honorifics}}: Uses them on Naruto and Sakura at first, despite being quite rude to them in most other regards, but drops them when trying to become friends with them.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: His ability to surf on flying ink birds makes him one of the few flyers in the series.
* IdenticalStranger: To Sasuke.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Post-CharacterDevelopment, he tries to become better friends with Naruto and Sakura, but genuinely thinks "ugly" is a good idea for a nickname, and that [[BrutalHonesty people always need to hear the truth.]]
* JackOfAllStats: According to the databook, his skill levels in the various aspects of being a ninja are actually not far from one another. They all range between 3 and 4 (inclusive) out of a maximum score of 5. This makes his skill set ''really'' balanced when compared to the majority of other characters in the franchise.
* {{Jerkass}}: At his beginnings, justified by NoSocialSkills. It progressively fades away with time, but Sai remains the one willing to [[BrutalHonesty bluntly tell the unpleasant truths]].
* MrFanservice: Skimpily dressed and has been acknowledged as being handsome in universe by both Sakura and Ino.
* MoralityPet: In a way, Naruto has become this to Sai. This would explain why he's openly distrustful towards Sasuke.
* MysteriousPast: We only know that he's been in the ANBU for a long time and he's got a dead brother.
* NoSocialSkills: In line with his the emotion suppression he went through, after breaking away from Root's teachings Sai primarily interacts with other and tries to befriend them through literal by the book methods, having been researching ways to make friends.
* OnlyOneName: Technically not his real one, but he prefers going by it.
* OnlySaneMan: On the subject of Sasuke. Having no past relationship with him, he is much more rational about what actions should be taken toward Sasuke than Naruto or Sakura, and is quick to point out when the two are sticking their necks out for him.
* OutOfFocus: After his big introductory arc, in which he became the new official member of Team 7, Sai hasn't had much to do at all. This is even more noticeable in the Anime during filler arcs, where Sai either stands in the background or doesn't appear at all.
* PaperTalisman: He can create paper bombs by the dozen by painting them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Noted for being both good looking and [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette eerie]].
* ReiAyanamiExpy: NoSocialSkills -- check, pale-skinned -- check, MysteriousPast -- check.
%% * TheQuietOne
* RestrainingBolt: Has a seal on his tongue that prevents him from revealing any information about Danzo, [[spoiler:though this disappears after said character's death.]]
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: He can go toe-to-toe with S-Class criminals twice his age but needs a book that tells him how act tactfully and politely. This is explained as part of his training in Root, which kills emotions and empathy.
* SecretKeeper: For an unspecified length of time between his introductory arc and the aftermath of the Pain Arc, Sai knew about how Naruto had feelings for Sakura, but didn't feel as though he could tell her. However, Sai, knowing how hard Naruto was pushing himself for the sake of his promise to Sakura, decided to break his silence.
* SempaiKohai: Considers Kakashi a senpai, as well as a nameless older member of Root.
* SmokeOut: Sai is very skilled with the body flicker technique, having an ink variant.
* StepfordSmiler: Smiles to please those he interacts with despite being emotionless.
* TheStoic: Due to years of of suppressing his emotions Sai is remarkably non-chalant and deadpan for most of his interactions, be they incredibly awkward, intense, or embarrassing.
** NotSoStoic: See BerserkButton. There's also the part where Sasuke, in their first meeting, gives him a DeathGlare that proves terrifying even for Sai.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TookALevelInKindness
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Sakura for having Naruto promise to bring back Sasuke and expecting him to keep working at it when it's rather obvious Naruto loves her. He compares the binding of this promise to his own abuse at the hands of Root/Danzo.
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[[folder:Yamato]]
-->''I like being nice and friendly, but I don't have any problems with ruling by fear either.''

->Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP), Creator/TroyBaker (EN, episodes 34-229), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN, episodes 230+), Francisco Javier Martínez (Spain)
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Real Name: Tenzou

A member of ANBU, and one of Kakashi's juniors, he is made the temporary Captain of Team 7 while Kakashi recovers in the hospital. As he serves as more of a unit leader than a mentor, Naruto and Sakura call him "taichou"("Captain" or "Commander" in the English manga) instead of "sensei". The name "Yamato" (which means "spear") is actually a codename given to him by Tsunade; his real name is Tenzou. He very much prefers to be called Yamato.

As a child, Yamato was one of sixty infants that Orochimaru injected with the DNA of the First Hokage, trying to replicate the First's unique abilities. Fifty-nine died, and Orochimaru was forced to flee the village before learning that one subject -- Yamato -- had survived. As a result, Yamato can use the First Hokage's Wood Style jutsu, although not with the First's level of ability.

Yamato is a friendly, easygoing person. He prefers diplomacy over using threats when it comes to running his team, but he's not afraid to scare Naruto into doing what he wants. He notes that he's less indulgent than Kakashi is, and says that Naruto and Sakura should not be treated as ninjas in training who need protection, but as ninjas who will eventually have to support Konoha. It's revealed that he was selected as Captain for more than his Wood Style abilities -- he is the only person in the village capable of using Enclosed Hermitage: Return to Society, which, in turn, is the only technique strong enough to contain Naruto's four-tailed Fox state. He later helps Naruto with his training, helping to prevent the fox's chakra from becoming dominant.
->His hobby is reading books about architecture.
->Favorite phrase: "Knocking on a stone bridge before crossing it"

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* TheArtifact: Started off as Kakashi's substitute as leader of Team 7 and the genetic clone of the first, allowing him to keep the Kyuubi in check. When Kakashi returns to active duty, Yamato's role get demoted to Kakashi's assistant in training Naruto. And then Naruto got full control over Kyuubi's chakra, making Yamato's function completely redundant. [[spoiler:As a result, he is immediately kidnapped.]]
* ButtMonkey: Kakashi tends to comically take advantage of him for little things like paying for meals while Naruto's recklessness is often played against his caution.
** Try in Storm 3, where Naruto has raised his fist to him not once, but twice, and this lack of respect actually makes Yamato want to cry.
** TheChewToy: In the spin-off ''Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth'', he is reduced to be a TheSpeechless LivingProp.
* TheCaptain: A temporary replacement for Kakashi, his true role is actually to look after Naruto.
* ChildProdigy: Ties with Kakashi with being the youngest Chunin at 6.
* CombinationAttack: Has one with Naruto which combines his Water Style Tearing Torrent with Naruto's Wind Style Ransengan.
* TheComicallySerious: Most of the interaction between Bee & Naruto leaves him speechless.
* DeathGlare : His "ghoul eyes," although only Naruto seems to be scared by it.
* DemotedToExtra: Yamato's role and role has gotten smaller to the point [[spoiler: Where he got PutOnABus during the 4th World War and has not been mentioned since.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath[=/=]FridgeHorror : So Yamato was abducted as a child and experimented upon by a creepy snake-themed MadScientist. He survives, goes on to become a fairly well-adjusted adult, only to be ultimately abducted yet again by another creepy snake-themed MadScientist (the protege of the first one, no less!). Oh and then it is strongly implied that after having vital information [[MindRape forcibly]] [[TruthSerum extracted]] from him, he will be used for endless experimentation again. Disturbing much?]]
* GreenThumb: His use of the wood techniques, which also require him to be able to control [[MakingASplash water]] and [[DishingOutDirt earth]] as well.
* MeaningfulName: Yamato may be named after Yamato Takeru, a legendary prince believed to be the first ninja. Tenzou means "heavenly creation" and refers to things created by nature, which fits with his wood powers.
* SatelliteCharacter: Yamato was brought in as the substitute team leader of Team 7, was kidnapped as baby by Orochimaru and had his DNA manipulated to the point where he's the genetic clone of the First Hokage, and was a member of Anbu with Kakashi. On paper, all of that sounds like a lot of potential for a character. In reality, Yamato ended up being relegated to being Kakashi's assistant in training Naruto and being the ButtMonkey.
* SempaiKohai: Kakashi is his senpai, and he once brings up this fact when trying to get him to pay for a meal.
%% * TheSmartGuy
* SternTeacher: Contrasts his approach with Kakashi's on a few occasions, such as threatening to throw Naruto, Sakura and Sai in a cage together unless they start working better as a team, and saying that if an injured Naruto is unable to keep up with them, they could leave him behind.
* TheStoic: Typically calm and levelheaded, although he can be disturbed by shocking developments.
* StraightMan: Towards Naruto and Bee's shenanigans.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: He was the only child to accept and survive the First Hokage's cells in Orochimaru's experiments and the only one who can use his highly coveted Wood Style jutsu. [[spoiler: That is until Danzo and Zetsu are introduced anyway.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just like Anko, Yamato got incapacitated early into the war and isn't heard from in quite some time. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that one of the Zetsu clones bonded to him as a power source, explaining how it was capable of creating such impressive wood constructs.]]
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* BrokenAesop: He believes in [[ScrewTheRulesIMDoingWhatsRight abandoning the rules if a comrade is in danger]] and yet because of this philosophy. [[spoiler:His entire team dies and one becomes the BigBad]].


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-->''I never go back on my word. That is my way of the Ninja.''

->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoTakeuchi (JP), Maile Flanagan (EN), Isabel Martiñón (Latin America), Javier Balas (Spain)

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The main character. TheHero. [[CharacterTitle In case you couldn't tell.]] He starts off as the stock Shonen anime Hero out to prove his worth to the villagers [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer who've shunned and hated him]] by becoming the Hokage [[note]]Village Leader[[/note]] of Konoha. When he was just an infant, the Fourth Hokage [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the evil Nine-Tailed Fox demon]] inside his body. He goes from being viewed as nothing but the demon itself to a full-fledged ninja once he saves his sensei Iruka from the evil Mizuki. He [[CharacterDevelopment gradually matures from his]] IdiotHero demeanor over the course of the series, and by the time ''Shippuden'' rolls in, he's older and wiser, not to mention ''stronger than ever.''
->His hobbies are pulling pranks and watering plants.
->Favorite phrase: "a large serving of miso ramen with roasted pork fillet"

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[[folder:Sakura Haruno]]
-->''I've always considered myself to be a true ninja… but those were just empty words, because Sasuke and Naruto were always in
the Ninja.''

lead! [[LetsGetDangerous But now it's my turn to take the lead, and all of you can watch me from the background]]!''

->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoTakeuchi Creator/ChieNakamura (JP), Maile Flanagan Creator/KateHiggins (EN), Isabel Martiñón Christine Byrd (Latin America), Javier Balas Pilar Martín (Spain)

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The main character. TheHero. [[CharacterTitle In case you couldn't tell.]] He starts off as the stock Shonen anime Hero out to prove his worth to the villagers [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer who've shunned and hated him]] by becoming the Hokage [[note]]Village Leader[[/note]]
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TheChick
of Team 7. [[TriangRelations Naruto has a crush on her, while she has a crush on Sasuke]]. Sakura herself is an intelligent, gifted ''kunoichi'' from Konoha. When he was just an infant, the Fourth Hokage [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the evil Nine-Tailed Fox demon]] inside his body. He goes from being viewed as nothing but the demon itself to a full-fledged Unlike most other ninja once he saves his sensei Iruka from the evil Mizuki. He [[CharacterDevelopment gradually matures from his]] IdiotHero demeanor over the course of in the series, she has no unique skills of her own, using only standard ninja techniques and by her brains. As a result, during the time ''Shippuden'' rolls in, he's older first part of the series she mostly sits on the sidelines or loses the ones she participates in. After failing to prevent her first love Sasuke's defection, and wiser, not seeing a badly injured Naruto in the hospital, she concludes that she can't leave things like this, and apprentices herself to mention ''stronger than ever.''
->His
Princess Tsunade with the intent of no longer being a burden.

In ''Shippuden'', Sakura has picked up SuperStrength and [[TheMedic medical skills]] courtesy of Tsunade's TrainingFromHell, which turns her from TheLoad to a fine kunoichi of her [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl calibre]]. Her growth is shown in the first major fight of the new series, joining forces with Chiyo to defeat Akatsuki member Sasori in a drawn-out battle, and her healing skills are put to use for much of the series. Later, Sai calls her out on a certain promise with Naruto, which in Sai's eyes is equivalent to Danzo's tongue seal; a heavy curse to bear. He then berates her for letting Naruto shoulder such burdens, prompting Sakura to make up for Naruto's suffering in a desperate manner.

->Her
hobbies are pulling pranks playing trivia games and watering plants.
memorizing new material for her medical studies.
->Favorite phrase: "a large serving of miso ramen phrases: "A life with roasted pork fillet"
love throughout!" and "Courage"



* TheAce: Grows into it. By the time the [[spoiler:Fourth Great Shinobi War starts up]], he is the only living person capable of fighting [[spoiler:the undead, constantly regenerating, and nigh-unbeatable Madara Uchiha on equal terms. Not only that, he's proven himself to be the strongest ninja in the world.]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: His chakra color, and therefore the color of his Rasengan as well, was changed from yellow in the manga to blue in the anime.
* {{Adorkable}}: He's socially awkward, and early on, most of his boasts came off more as cute/laughable than intimidating.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Begging the Raikage not to kill Sasuke, which earned him a rough beating. [[spoiler:Later called back by Raikage upon seeing that Hashirama pulled the exact same stunt]]
* AllLovingHero: Deconstructed to some extent a few chapters after his fight with Pain, but soon quickly reconstructed.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: A huge theme in the first part and his backstory. It gradually fades away through the course of the story, because he proves everyone wrong.
* AlmightyJanitor: Out of all of his friends, Naruto is still technically a genin. A genin that is a literal OneManArmy, whose personal favorite technique is the logical conclusion of tossing a million razors into a whirlwind and sealing it into one big HappyFunBall, and can [[SummonBiggerFish pull multiple several-story-tall weapon-using toads from another realm]], but still a genin.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Naruto now possesses [[spoiler:the powers of all nine Tailed Beasts]].
* AlternateIdentityAmnesia: Whenever he unleashes four or more tails of the Kyuubi's chakra. He completely forgets what happened during those rampages.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Frequently flip-flops with Sasuke on who's on the receiving end of this.
* AnimalMotifs: [[FantasticFoxes Foxes]] due to being the [[{{Kitsune}} Kurama's]] host, and [[FrogsAndToads toads]] due to his affiliation with the ones of Mount Myobokuzan. Also, he has a money pouch that's designed to look like a frog (which he calls 'Gama-chan' ('Little Froggy').
* AppealToPopularity: Believes that if people have different opinions only the most commonly held opinion should be considered.
--> '''Naruto''': When people have different opinions, you should apply the majority vote.
** The {{Irony}} of an Übermensch who has consistently refused to follow the common ideals of ninja behaviour saying this seems to be completed missed by him.
* AttentionWhore: In the very early days of the manga, and most definitely in the academy.
* AttractiveBentGender: ''Weaponised'' with the Sexy and Harem jutsus, which transform him into a busty, naked female version of himself.
* AwesomeButImpractical:
** Using alot of the Kurama's power, which causes him to enter the Version 2 chakra cloak. It grants him immense power to the extent that he can go one on one with Orochimaru, one of the Sannin, with four tails, and Pain, the nominal leader of the Akatsuki, with six. However it also reduces his lifespan the more he uses it, and it turns him into a mindless killing machine who can't tell friend from foe. [[spoiler: No longer an issue due to taming Kurama and learning how to control his chakra.]]
** His Rasenshuriken move, at first. The technique takes a lot of chakra to use even for Naruto, and causes cellular damage to the arm he's using when it goes off, which isn't easily healed and could have crippled him, however the move's quite literally capable of [[NoKillLikeOverkill Overkill]] (just ask Kakuzu). Once Naruto masters Sage Mode, this trope is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] somewhat, as he uses natural energy both to power the jutsu and to throw it, alleviating both issues at the same time (though he can only use two before he depletes his store of natural energy. [[spoiler: Kurama Chakra Mode eliminates the chakra issue entirely.]]
* {{Badass}}: In part 1 he's a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass more than anything, but come Shippuuden he´s developed into a weapons-grade full-fledged badass.
** His CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass nature is even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in Rock Lee's spin off series.
--> '''Tenten:''' He's kind of a dimwit, and a scatter brain, and a little clumsy, and a butthead, and cheap, and perverted, and greedy, [[LongList and egotistical, and oblivious, and a dork]], but you can't let your guard down!
** BadassBoast: He always boasts before he engages in fight. [[TookALevelInBadass It inevitably became this]].
** BadassLongCoat: When Naruto returned from learning [[spoiler:[[SuperMode Sage Mode]] to fight Pain]], he was sporting one of these, but quickly lost it. He regains one [[spoiler: with an elaborate, seal-decorated coat of chakra when, together with Kurama/Nine-Tails, they finally pulled off their Biju Transformation.]]
* BattleAura: One in the form of the [[AnimalBattleAura Biju cloak]], and the other while using his [[SuperMode Sage Mode]] abilities. He can punch people with both.
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Beneath Naruto's mischievous IdiotHero facade was a lonely, resentful child starved for attention and hovering dangerously close to a FaceHeelTurn. The acknowledgement he got from Iruka, and later Team 7 and the rest of Konoha helped him get better, but Naruto constantly finds parallels between himself, [[AxCrazy Gaara]], and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Sasuke]].]]
* BerserkButton: It's highly recommended to NEVER hurt his friends, LoveInterest, mentors, or ParentalSubstitute. Also highly not recommended to disrespect the Hokage title even if you happen to be the strongest man in the world.
--> '''Naruto''': ... and don't talk shit about my old man who DID become Hokage!
* BigBrotherMentor: He's this to Konohamaru, who looks up to him more than anyone. Iruka is this to Naruto himself.
* BigDamnHeroes: Several times throughout the course of the series. Most of the time played straight, but the most spectacular one [[spoiler: his rescue of Tsunade and the Leaf Village from Pain]] is actually a DoubleSubversion. [[spoiler: Pain had already killed multiple significant characters and obliterated the vast majority of the village landscape]] before Naruto arrives. But he manages to convince him to make a HeelFaceTurn, [[spoiler: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath so Nagato promptly sacrifices his own life to revive everyone he'd killed]]]].
** [[spoiler: Gets another one after taming Kurama. Just as Tobi's Biju are about to blast Kakashi and Gai with their [[WaveMotionGun Bijudama]] he flicks them all the way just by sheer speed.]]
** [[spoiler: Gets one when Obito becomes the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki. He saves both Sasuke and Minato before they can react from being consumed by the seal.]]
** [[spoiler: Saves Gai from being immediately killed after he kicks a huge hole in Madara using Night Guy, kicks away Madara's counter attack contemptuously and gives Gai enough time to hold on for the last words with his team.]]
* BigEater: He eats a lot, but never seems to gain any weight from his overeating.
%% BlueEyes is meant to be used only when they signify something important for the character.
* BigGood: He's become the rallying point for the entire Ninja Alliance by the time of the Ten-Tails' revival. [[spoiler:As of the latest chapters, an argument could be made that he is sharing the role with Sasuke.]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Dark Naruto]], who's a manifestation of [[spoiler:the darkness in Naruto's heart]], complete with a [[PerpetualSmiler constant]] SlasherSmile and eyes that are completely black.
** In the anime they add RedEyesTakeWarning.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Played For Drama whenever he uses his [[ClippedWingAngel the Version 2 chakra cloak]] before [[spoiler: befriending the Nine Tails]].
* BlowYouAway[=/=]RazorWind: The main nature of his chakra is "Wind", and he puts it to good use with ''Futon''(Wind Style)'': Rasen Shuriken'', which basically creates a crapload of tiny little blades that cut every cell in your body.
** [[spoiler: After gaining all nine Tailed Beasts inside him, he can use both Kurama's and Shukaku's wind techniques]].
* BodyguardCrush: Inverted - if he has to protect a girl in a filler arc or movie, said girl has a good chance of developing feelings for him whether he catches on or not.
* BoisterousWeakling: He was this [[BrattyHalfPint as a child and at the very beginning of the series]], boasting that he would become Hokage while failing to perform the most basic techniques.
* BookDumb: He comes up with winning strategies for his squad, yet placed dead last in the exams.
** [[spoiler:This continues well into the series. During the war he came up a plan to save the entire army from being nuked using shadow clones, but he had to be told how it worked after the fact. To put it simply; he knew it would work but did not know how.]]
* BoringButPractical: Naruto's signature move, the shadow clone jutsu, allows him to create multiple physical copies of himself. On paper, it sounds considerably less flashy than majority of the other jutsu's in the series. That said, it's actually proven to be a SwissArmySuperpower.
* BornWinner: Ultimately PlayedWith.
** Heir to no less than three super-powerful legacies, in addition to having the ability to tame a creature composed of pure malevolence that was sealed inside of him. Personally trained by some of the strongest ninjas alive, and the wisest Toad Sage. More accolades keep getting piled on as time goes on.
** However, subverted in that his legacies didn't seem to help him one bit in Part I. A big theme then was how - despite starting from nothing - he was determined to choose his own destiny, make friends, and strive for success beating all odds where one slip up could've made him AxCrazy like Gaara, or antisocial and revenge crazy like Sasuke, or like any of his other ShadowCounterPart villains.
* BrattyHalfPint: In the beginning.
* BrokenHero: Between [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer his past]], [[FaceHeelTurn Sasuke]] and [[BreakThemByTalking Pain]]...
* BrokenMessiah: Temporarily had this [[AngstComa spectacularly]] happen to him during the Iron Country/Kage Summit arc.
* ButtMonkey: At the start of the series, but generally this has faded.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: When he [[DeadPersonConversation first meets his father]], the first thing he does is punch Minato in the stomach (albeit after smiling at the revelation and getting privacy from the Kyubi) before demanding to know why he sealed the Nine-Tails inside of him in the first place, tearfully recalling [[TraumaCongaLine everything]] that happened to him as a result before managing to calm himself.]]
* ChainOfPeople: Naruto replicates to pull this off ''by himself'' occasionally.
* CharacterTitle: Duh.
* ChickMagnet: Not so much in the manga, but he usually manages to get at least one more girl to fall in love with him in each filler arc of the anime.
* TheChosenOne: According to Jiraiya, [[spoiler:Naruto is the one child of an ancient prophecy destined to save the world and not Nagato (aka Pain) or Minato as Jiraiya always thought. Though it's later hinted that they're ''all'' TheChosenOne. Might as well be just Naruto, though, since the other two are dead. Further as the son of the Fourth Hokage, godson of one of the legendary Sannin, having the absurd chakra reserves of the Uzumaki clan, being host of the most powerful tailed beast, and the reincarnation of the Sage of Six Paths son, and by proxy the successor to the First Hokage.]]
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: [[spoiler:Naruto has it bad during the Ninja War arc, where he insists on breaking out of hiding because he can't bear to sit back while his friends die to protect him, and pretty much takes the task of winning the war on himself, sending clones to help every division and protecting his fellow shinobi left, right and centre]].
* ClippedWingAngel: When Naruto uses the Version 2 chakra cloak - which happened automatically at four tails - he is insanely powerful, but it allows the Nine Tails to assume control of his body and shortens his lifespan.
* CooldownHug: Gives one to Dark Naruto in their second meeting.
* CombinationAttack: Has one with Yamato which combines his Wind Style Rasengan with Yamato's Water Style Tearing Torrent.
* ConfusionFu: Naruto is the number one ninja at surprising people.
* CosmicPlaything: He had the most powerful demon in the world sealed in him as an infant, grew up a neglected orphan not knowing why the entire village shunned him, finally made some friends only for his best friend to FaceHeelTurn and try to kill him. He has an organization of super powered psychos out to get him. He can't use too much of the demon's power without it killing him or driving him mad. While things have slowly been getting better, one can't help but still feel for the guy at times.
* CovertPervert: Despite his habit of calling out adults he considers 'perverts' (especially Jiraiya) pre-timeskip and taking advantage of them with his Sexy Jutsu, Naruto seems to be NotSoDifferent from Jiraiya after all. Case in point while they are relaxing at a hot spring Naruto's first thought - after screaming at Sai for making TeenyWeenie jokes - is to peep on Sakura. Yamato tells him a funny story about how Tsunade caught Jiraiya trying to peep on her at a bath... and beat him to the brink of death.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As pointed out by Tenten in the CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass example above.
* CursedWithAwesome: Having the Nine-Tails sealed into his belly. It makes everyone hate him but the trade off is access to the biju's chakra in addition to rapidly developing his personal chakra reserves to the point where he has more raw power than most jonin before the story even begins. [[spoiler: It's revealed later to be BlessedWithSuck as his father choose to stash the beast in his son so Naruto could fight Tobi and hoped it would be a blessing both tactically and socially.]]
* DeathGlare: Give this to [[spoiler:The Nine Tails in chapter 538]] and even it was afraid.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Something of an inversion, [[spoiler: [[MadeOfDiamond The Third Raikage]] resurrected by Edo Tensei was shilled as being an incredibly strong one man army (literally) that beat the Eight Tails in a fight. The man tanked Naruto's strongest attack and was only defeated when Naruto recreated the way he got his scar; by having him run himself through with his own technique.]] Played straight in his battle with Pain.
* {{Determinator}}: Naruto does not give up ever. He doesn't go back on his word. He won't die until he becomes Hokage. And he'll never stop until he brings back Sasuke.
** This really shows through when Naruto sends Shadow Clones to go to all fronts of the Fourth Ninja War and help out everyone. One of his particular clones fought against the Edo!Kage [[spoiler:and Madara Uchiha himself]]. Bear in mind a simple attack is supposed to disperse a Shadow Clone, and numerous times, this clone mentioned how he really felt like just fading away, but he ''kept'' fighting to try and protect everyone.
* DistractedByTheSexy: His Sexy Jutsu is meant to distract people by getting them sexually aroused. It's so powerful that it works on talented ninja like Hiruzen(third hokage) in chapter 1 and Sakura(twice). Hell, [[spoiler:not even Kaguya, the [[PhysicalGod goddess]] of the Narutoverse could resist it. She even had a smile on her face.]]
* DitzyGenius: Has very little in the way of common sense, but has shown himself to be both surprisingly perceptive of others, likely due to only being able to watch others as a child, and extremely proficient when it comes to making strategies, especially under the heat of battle.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards Sakura. Initially before his CharacterDevelopment.
* DoppelgangerAttack[=/=]MesACrowd: One of his two trademark techniques.
* DuelingMessiahs: Exemplified in his fight with Pain. Naruto aims for peace. Pain also did, but by creating a horrific jutsu that would scar everyone into peace.
* DumbBlonde: Naruto isn't the sharpest kunai in the pouch especially when it comes to social graces or booksmarts, but to his credit he can be a cunning battle tactician.
* TheEmpath: [[spoiler:Naruto gains the ability to sense negative emotions while using the Nine-Tailed Fox's chakra after he defeated it]].
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Sasuke?]]: Definitely his reaction when the latter said that he is leaving his friends for the matter of getting stronger.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His SignatureMove, the [[EnergyBall Rasengan]], and all its variants. The tenth anniversary game one-ups this by making an InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons version! It's even in [[MeaningfulName his name!]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: In the beginning of part 2, Naruto continued to rely on the Kurama's chakra as a result of desperately wanting to save Gaara and Sasuke. He ended up hurting Sakara and Yamato had to have a sit down talk with him about which power he really should rely on.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: [[spoiler: Gains one in his one of his many power ups, a cross between "Biju mode" and Sage Mode, which resembles a cross in his eyes.]]
* FacialMarkings: Whisker like marks on his cheeks, result of [[spoiler:[[AnimalisticAbomination F]][[PureMagicBeing o]][[{{Kitsune}} x]] inside his mother]].
* FamilyHonor: [[spoiler: Played with. He deeply admired and respected the Fourth Hokage long before he ever found out that the Fourth was his father.]]
* {{Fartillery}}: Though unintentional, he gets the better of Kiba during the Chunin Exams by farting in his face. Given Kiba's [[SuperSenses super-sensitive nose]], it works like a charm.
* TheFinalTemptation: [[spoiler:Obito offers him this after killing Neji, and Naruto nearly takes it until Hinata [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slaps it out of him]].]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Sakura.
* FlashStep: Once he has tamed the Nine Tails, becoming fast enough to outpace the ''Raikage'', and to a lesser extent with Sage Mode, where he intercepted Asura Pain mid-attack and shredded him with a Rasengan before anyone else could react.
* FluffyTamer: A literal case as he [[spoiler: manages to befriend all of the tailed beasts including Kurama, the Nine Tailed Fox.]]
* GenderBender: "Oiroke No Jutsu", translated "Sexy Jutsu". He can even combine it with the Shadow Clone just to create the Harem jutsu.
* GenerationXerox: Jiraiya, a member of the Legendary Sannin and Naruto's godfather-mentor, has more on one occasion remarked that Naruto resembles and is surely able to surpass his former student the Fourth Hokage, [[spoiler:who is Naruto's father]], and even himself (in terms of awesome and pervertedness).
** Not to mention [[spoiler:his mother being the previous Jinchuuriki of Kurama]].
** In addition to that, it turns out he's also quite similar to [[spoiler:the Shodai Hokage, Hashirama Senju, who is a distant relation]] and also [[spoiler:Ashura, AKA the Senju ancestor, youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths and said Sage's chosen successor. Though that last one is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as Naruto is Asura's chakra reincarnation and the successor to his will..]]
*** [[spoiler:And Hashirama was Asura's previous chakra incarnation and successor to his will, so another JustifiedTrope.]]
* GeniusDitz: He may normally be an idiot, but the plans and strategies he comes up at the span of seconds while under pressure are definitely to be admired. It has gotten to the point it is lampshaded at various points in part II.
* GreenEyedMonster: Was this towards Sasuke in Part 1. Jealous of Sasuke's skill and reputation. Especially jealous that Sasuke was the one that Sakura loved and not him.
** In Part 2, during the war and [[spoiler:Sasuke's apparent HeelFaceTurn]], he seems to be feeling jealous towards his old rival once again. Sakura is obviously still in love with him. [[spoiler:When Sasuke and Naruto both save her from the Ten-tails, she immediately turns to Sasuke to thank him. Naruto comments that he saved her too but no further comments were said on the matter.]]
* GuileHero: More-so in Part II, Naruto comes up with a number of surprisingly good schemes for a supposed IdiotHero.
* GutturalGrowler: Often gains a growly voice when using the Nine-Tails' chakra.
* HealingFactor: Thanks to the Kyuubi, he can even regrow a lung that had been impaled by Chidori. Subverted when he uses too much of the Fox's power. The Fox's chakra both damages and heals him, slowly reducing his lifespan.
* HealingHands: Well, more like [[spoiler: Healing Hand (his right hand) after he receives his new powers from the Sage of Six Paths. Just a simple touch and he is able to re-ignite Gai's chakra and save his life after Gai opened all Eight Gates to fight Madara. Also as impressive was in Chapter 675, where again with a simple touch he was able to recreate Kakashi's left eye after it was stolen by Madara.]]
** [[spoiler: His new HealingHands have limits though. He was unable to completely restore Obito, with Sakura explicitly saying Obito was still dying despite his best efforts, and he was unable to save Obito from Kaguya's Ash-Killing Bone technique. Which means its possible Guy will still succumb to his wounds from the Eighth Gate.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan: An orphan who has the tendency to make friends out of his enemies.
* HellishPupils: Vertical slits when using the the Fox's chakra.
* TheHero: As if it wasn't obvious already.
** HeroWithBadPublicity: For most of his childhood, he was scorned by most of the village because of his being the host for the Nine-Tails. He slowly proves everyone wrong and is now the village hero.
* HereditaryHairstyle: He has his father's spiky blond hair.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: The girl he has a crush on has pink hair, he loves [[spoiler: his mother's red hair]] and at least a couple of the {{Filler}} [[GirlOfTheWeek girls]] he's [[ShipTease Ship Teased]] with have red hair.
* HeroicBSOD: Naruto usually handles himself outstandingly well, but some things that happen are enough to drive even him into a state of gaping, awestruck desperation. So far it's happened three times. The first was completely justified and long overdue; the second came when he learned that Sasuke, who he had dedicated six years of his life to rescuing, had been [[spoiler: declared Public Enemy No. 1 and marked for death by every ninja village,including the Hidden Leaf]]. The third was brought on by [[spoiler: the death of Neji. It nearly had Naruto plunged into the DespairEventHorizon, until Hinata gave him the GetAHoldOfYourselfMan + RousingSpeech combo]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Beats the shit out of himself if he feels he's being "useless". Actually, the more powerful he gets, the more he seems prone to this, perhaps because he used to suck earlier in his lifetime, or to keep balance in his characterization (boasting loser -> doubting hero).
** He claims that he's "not that good of a ninja" after [[spoiler:defeating five out of six of Pain's bodies, when few could even defeat one]], and before [[spoiler:defeating the last and most powerful one]]. Granted, his opponent [[WorfHadTheFlu was tired and and had used most of his chakra]] in fighting the villagers and [[spoiler:nuking the city]], but still...
* HeroicVow: The promise he made to Sakura to bring back Sasuke at the end of part 1. Later on Deconstructed, as Naruto grew more desperate to keep this promise and Sakura tried to unburden him from it.
** There's also the vow he made to beat Neji for Hinata which he successfully managed.
* HeroicWillpower: He broke free of [[spoiler:Black Zetsu]] through sheer force of will. Sasuke, who was also caught, was powerless against it.
* HesBack: Several times (after his 3 years training with Jiraiya, then after he fails to bring back Sasuke again, and after [[spoiler:Jiraiya]]'s death).
* HiddenDepths: Enough to be poster boy on the trope page.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: '''Lifetime achievement award'''. And it seems it's a hereditary trait between his mother's red and father's yellow, he favors orange.
** {{Technicolor Ninja|s}}: Despite the Orange, Naruto has shown a great proficiency for stealth when he cares about using it. Admittedly, this isn't very often.
** [[spoiler: One the other hand, he recently gained the ability to turn into full-tailed beast form. You can't be much more highly visible than turning into a kaiju-sized fox demon.]]
* HoldingHands: Does this with Hinata [[spoiler: after she saves him from the DespairEventHorizon]] and in order to give her some of his and Kurama's chakra.
* HonorBeforeReason: His whole reason for trying to help Sasuke can be summed up as this.
* HotBlooded: When he was a kid he'd more or less charge straight into battle screaming and spamming shadow clones. He's more level headed in part II, but still has his moments. The only identifier Itachi gives to Sasori and Deidara is "the one who will start yelling at you." They get pissed at the lack of information, but it works perfectly.
* HourOfPower: [[spoiler: His newest SuperMode only allows him 10 minutes at most to fight, though it does seem to last slightly longer after each subsequent use.]]
* HurtingHero: Which he hides behind a smile and a upbeat cheerful attitude.
* HypocriticalHumour: He constantly calls out adults he considers perverted, while he himself is a bit of a CovertPervert.
* IAmWho: [[spoiler:He is the reincarnation of the younger son of the Sage of Six Paths.]]
* IAmYourOpponent: Says it word-for-word against [[spoiler:Tobi]] after the [[spoiler:Impure World Resurrection is deactivated]]
* ICantBelieveImSayingThis: Said word for word in Chapter 551.
-->'''''Naruto:''' I can't believe I'm saying this, but thanks for the save, [[spoiler:Itachi]]!''
* IdiotHero: He's the protagonist and a moderate BookDumb. Not insufferably stupid, just overly simple, cheerful and carefree at times when it would be better to act serious, thoughtful, and focused. His lack of social graces and tendency to sound ill-informed cause him to look like a nimrod, but you gotta be fair enough to spare him the total idiot billing.
** Tobirama states though, that he's an even bigger one than his brother.
* IGaveMyWord: He ''never'' goes back on his promises; it's his Shinobi Way.
* IGotBigger: [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb61881/naruto/images/thumb/b/b2/Konoha_11_Part_I.jpg/660px-0%2C848%2C0%2C463-Konoha_11_Part_I.jpg Before the timeskip, he was the second smallest of the Konoha 12]]. Afterwards, he ended up being taller than Sakura and as tall as Sasuke.
** We got a 'growth chart' of Naruto over the course of the series during the 590-600 chapters. From the beginning to the end of Part II Naruto grew at least three or four more inches.
** [[spoiler: Naruto will get another growth spurt for The Last, reaching a solid 5 feet 7 inches.]]
* IHatePastMe: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk83YtPFXqE This video]] depicts the Naruto of Part I interacting with the Naruto of Part II. Though it's not exactly hate, Part II-era Naruto finds himself wondering if his goofy and childish Part I self was really what he used to be like.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: [[spoiler:Naruto's full Bijuu form causes a coat made of chakra to form around him.]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: Inherited them [[spoiler:from his father, the Fourth Hokage]]. They symbolize his youth, naive personality and inexperience.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Seems to display this trope to an extent. While not having a romantic relationship with Sakura, he states to Sai that he could not tell her how he feels if he couldn't keep his promise to her, so he seemingly implies he's unworthy of her.
** [[spoiler: According to Kiba, he's insecure around Hinata too, hence why he always puts on a cool act around her.]]
* InSeriesNickname: As a kid, he had on more than one occasion been called the "Number One Hyperactive Knucklehead Ninja" by Kakashi, which caught on here and there.
* InTheBlood: Several things.
** His natural ability to learn-by-doing, which is one of the few things he inherited from this father.
** His lack of academic prowess, his energetic personality, his short temper, and his VerbalTic, "Dattebayo!/Believe it!", all of which he inherited from his mother.
** The Uzumaki-clan natural chakra affinity, strong life energy, and excellent physical health, all of which is necessary to perform the ninjitsu he masters throughout the series.
* ItsPersonal: The Pain Arc. From killing his beloved sensei, to blowing up his village, to (temporarily) killing his ''other'' sensei, and then trying to pull a NotSoDifferent comparison between Naruto and himself, by the time Naruto actually sees Pain for the first time, he wants him so, ''SO'' dead.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: His promise to bring back Sasuke for Sakura is rooted there. Though he also has [[TrueCompanions personal motives]] as well, and they overtake through the course of the story.
* JaggedMouth: Develops one in in his [[ClippedWingAngel Version 2]] Jinchuuriki Shroud, which leads to the Kyuubi taking over. [[spoiler: His Tailed Beast Mode also has this, being a chakra construct in the shape of the Nine-Tailed Fox.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Can be fairly blunt and quite willing to tell people when he thinks less than highly of them, but is very willing to help when needed.
* {{Keet}}: Naruto is very energetic and very loud.
* KirkSummation: His reply to Pain's MotiveRant.
* KnuckleCracking: Over and over. More than any mortal knuckle could really take.
* TheLeader: [[spoiler: Through CharacterDevelopment, Naruto has achieved this status by leading the entire Ninja World on the ground against Akatsuki. First against the Edo Kage menace, then against the White Zetsus, then against Obito, then against Obito and Madara, and finally against Obito, Madara, and the Ten-Tails. Due to his abilities, his power get people to follow him, and his gigantic [[TheHeart heart]] he had led the world against the most powerful threat long enough for the [[BigDamnHeroes Hokages and Sasuke]] to arrive.]]
** [[spoiler: While Sasuke starts to panic and begins to just try to rescue himself, Naruto, and Jugo, Naruto keeps his calm after reentering Biju Mode and activates all the chakra cloaks he left on the Alliance. After that, Minato teleports everyone out since all their chakra is linked. Even Sasuke is a bit...down when he realizes what Naruto did and has become, since Sasuke could only save three people...Naruto saved ''everyone''.]]
** [[spoiler: Tobirama even remarks that Naruto could become a better Hokage than his brother Hashirama.]]
** [[spoiler: Due to Ino transmitting his thoughts, feelings, and heart through the Alliance, he is able to rally them once again to fight Obito and the Shinju. Something ''Hashirama'' couldn't do.]]
** [[spoiler: Exemplified in chapter 651 when due to Naruto's leadership and bond with his friends, he's able to to defeat Obito despite Obito using the sword that the Rikudo Sennin used. And finally his leadership enabled the Alliance to utterly defeat Obito and free all the Biju in 654.]]
** [[spoiler: While Sasuke is the 'Team Leader' after Mugen Tsukuyomi, Naruto is making the plans and strategies against Kaguya, all of which have been successful.]]
* LeakedExperience: This is how Naruto's "train with a [[MesACrowd hundred doppelgangers]]" InstantExpert method works. He gains all the experience(s) of the clones when they're dismissed, like a reverse [[{{Pokemon}} EXP Share]].
* LeeroyJenkins: Often charges in on his own, and gets called out for it by Yamato, Kakashi and Sakura in the [[{{Filler}} Three-Tails arc]]. This is even explicitly [[DefiedTrope the reason why]] he was hidden what was going on [[spoiler:at the beginning of the War Arc.]] Of course, due to the fact that his clones enable him to watch his opponent's technique as many times as he needs to, it's to his advantage to be one.
** [[spoiler: Ironically, he was the only person who ''wasn't'' this trope when everyone went to try to stop Madara from resurrecting. Sasuke and Minato both charged in without a plan, and only Naruto realized that Obito was playing everyone, even Madara, for fools. If everyone had just listened...they'd have had just a killable Madara to deal with, instead of a unkillable Madara + Ten-Tails Jinchuriki Obito on the other side.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Considering that he's named after Jiraiya's main character in his best book, [[spoiler: and that Naruto's training was considered his greatest achievement before his death]] this definitely qualifies.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daPo6q4FXDw In part 1.]]
* LightningBruiser: He qualifies as this when using the Fox's power, and also when in [[SuperMode Sage Mode]]. He can even outmatch the Raikage's speed, who was previously ''fastest in the world''.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Appearance and ability wise. Personality wise he takes most after his ''mother''.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: [[spoiler:Minato]] is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina.
* LimaSyndrome: [[spoiler:Learning about the circumstances surrounding the Kyuubi being sealed inside him unlocked some sort of [[TheEmpath empathic powers]] which allows him to feel sympathy for the Kyuubi.]]
* LivingBattery: [[spoiler:To the point where he can supercharge the entire alliance with their own [[SuperMode Super Modes]].]]
* LivingWeapon: Although he was first introduced as a living prison, [[spoiler: Minato later outright stated he was made]] a Jinchuriki [[spoiler: for the purpose of combating The Masked Man]].
* LookWhatICanDoNow: Naruto uses this as his quasi standard way to progress. In fact, he does it ''in the first episode/volume'' when he first busts out what will later become his signature move.
* LoveMartyr: Counts as a platonic example for Sasuke.
* LukeIAmYourFather: His dad is the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze. Not that it wasn't [[TheUntwist incredibly obvious all along]].
** [[spoiler: His spiritual 'dad' is the Sage of Six Paths as he is the reincarnation of one of his sons. This also makes him Sasuke's spiritual brother, which may have been foreshadowed by him referring to his relationship with Sasuke as 'like having a brother' during their fight in Part I.]]
* MadeOfIron: the Kyuubi boosts his body's natural regeneration to superhuman levels, but damn does he take some serious hits. He was stabbed through both hands, arms and legs by Pain yet shows no signs of scar tissue.
* MagmaMan: Naruto gains [[spoiler:Lava Release from Son Goku, which he uses to create a Lava Release Rasenshuriken]].
* MagneticHero: Definitely. Other characters often point out his uncanny ability to bring out the good in people.
** He also has the uncanny ability to boost the morale of his peers. This was revealed as early as the Chuunin Exams. His refusal to quit during the second stage inspired '''everyone else''' to stay in as well.
* MeaningfulName: Naruto can either mean "maelstrom" or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narutomaki a type of fish cake]] ramen topping with a spiky starburst and spiral in the middle which obviously inspired his look. Uzumaki either means "spiral" or "whirlpool." Both names tie in well with his energetic personality and his signature move, the rasengan ("spiral sphere"), and narutomaki is meant to resemble the whirlpools in the Naruto Strait, which may have inspired [[spoiler:his mother's home village of Uzushiogakure, the Village Hidden in the Whirling Tides]].
* MentorsNewHope: Jiraiya considers training Naruto the one thing he definitely got right in his life.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Courtesy of AllOfTheOtherReindeer and the rumors about him becoming a demon going on a rampage against the village.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: When using [[OneWingedAngel large, uncontrolled quantities of the Kyuubi's chakra]].
* MrFanservice: Lots of [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]] in Part II. He spent whole arcs shirtless under oil- and waterfalls.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler:After taking control of the fox's power he summon many Chakra arms, each with a Rasengan on it..]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Not being able to save either Sasuke or Gaara comes off as this, especially in the TearJerker where he thinks he is useless for not being able to save either, especially seeing at it is his first major mission after three years training to defeat the Akatsuki and bring Sasuke back.
* NaughtyIsGood: His debut scene involves him pulling an elaborate prank involving FaceDoodling on the statues of the Hokage.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:He is personally thanked by Madara for stripping Obito of the tailed beasts, thus weakening him enough to regain control over him and bring about the evil Uchiha's revival.]]
* TheNicknamer: He often gives people nicknames based on some aspects of their personalities or appearances, either as insults, {{Affectionate Nickname}}s, or both, and often refers to them exclusively as such. To give a short list, Jiraiya is "Pervy Sage," Killer B is "Shades-Wearing Pops" or "Octopops," and Tsunade is "Grandma Tsunade" or simply "Grandma."
* NomDeMom: His last name comes from his mom Kushina Uzumaki in order to hide his ties with his father [[spoiler: Minato Namikaze, the fourth hokage.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Deconstructed. He grew up only being shunned and hated by the village, so he simply cannot recognize genuine affection towards him. He didn't understand Hinata's feelings towards him. When she offers him some medicine or an opportunity to cheat on a written exam, he finds it awkward (justified while Naruto thinks to himself Hinata is way too kind to sabotage him, he thinks Kiba might be putting her up to it).
* OneManArmy: He is TheCavalry by the time the Fourth War comes!
-->"I'm going to hit all the battle fronts at the same time and turn the tide!"
* OnlyMostlyDead: [[spoiler: After Kurama is extracted from him, Naruto's body starts shutting down. Sakura runs out of chakra trying to heal him and when his heart stops she is forced to ''manually'' pump it while giving him mouth-to-mouth to keep him alive.]]
* OrangeBlueContrast and RedOniBlueOni: In the anime, his chakra is blue, while the Kyuubi's is orange, turning [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red-and-black]] when he uses too much of the Kyuubi's power. He could originally only draw on the Kyuubi's chakra with extreme emotion, hence he was much calmer while using his own chakra.
** Also, Naruto=Red and Sasuke=Blue. Used very literally in the Shippouden opening and end themes.
* PainfulTransformation: His conversion to the four-tailed jinchuriki state involves his skin getting burned off by the Nine-Tails' chakra, with his blood coating his body along with the chakra field. When Yamato forcibly changes him back, he literally has no skin and screams in agony before passing out.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Like all biju and their hosts, Naruto is often described in a way analogous to a nuclear weapon.
* PowerFloats: [[spoiler: Chapter 680 reveals that Naruto can fly.]]
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "''You give up... on me giving up!''"
* PowersDoTheFighting: Naruto's chakra shroud has a mind of its own, and can launch its own attacks separate from his own.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his favourite hobbies is gardening. No really.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During the Land of Waves arc, he calls out Zabuza for his indifference to Gato's desecration of Haku's body, tearfully recanting what Haku had told him about how much he cared for Zabuza and the fact that he had just sacrificed his life to save him. Zabuza is genuinely moved to tears and proceeds to kill Gato himself.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using the Kyuubi's power and [[spoiler:Dark Naruto]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Naruto has [[spoiler: Ashura's chakra reincarnated into him. Unlike [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]] reincarnation, however, he doesn't have access to Ashura's mind, soul, and experience, thus isn't a literal reincarnation.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: In the battle against what is practically the [[spoiler:''God'' of Ninjutsu]], Naruto decides that it's good time to pull out his new technique: [[spoiler:the Sexy ''Reverse'' Harem no Jutsu]]. The fact that it even came close to working against such an opponent is an amazing feat in itself.
* RevealingSkill: After gaining [[spoiler:Ashura's powers]], Naruto gains this weakness in his shadow clone technique. While all of them are still functionally identical, [[spoiler:the real Naruto has the truth-seeking orbs floating behind him]].
** Subverted, [[spoiler:he can move the truth-seeking orbs near any clone within the orbs' range.]]
* RunningOnAllFours: Naruto each time the Bijuu cloak appears.
* ScaryFlashlightFace: Pulls it off several times in the "what's under Kakashi's mask?" episode. Each time earns him a good thwack upside the head from Sakura.
* ScrewDestiny: What he tells Neji after he defeats him in the Chunin exam, and pretty much anyone else who views him as a hopeless cause destined for failure.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Naruto has little respect for rules on a good day, and when those rules become a hindrance he ignores them entirely.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: He's the aforementioned Person, with a demon fox sealed within him.
* SecretLegacy: He is this to his father the Fourth Hokage.
* SelectiveMagnetism: He gains [[spoiler:Magnet Release from Shukaku and uses it form a Magnet Release Rasengan]].
* ShapingYourAttacks: His [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation Rasen]][[FumaShuriken shuriken]].
* SharedFamilyQuirks: According to Tsunade, although Naruto inherited his hair color from his father, [[spoiler:the Fourth Hokage]], his personality, favorite food, and even VerbalTic all come from his mother Kushina, including his unconventional battle-tactics ''and'' love of pranks.
* ShonenHair: Spiky blond hair for a shounen protagonist.
* SignatureMove:
** Shadow Clones and later Rasengan.
** The FumaShuriken seems to be acknowledged as Naruto's signature weapon in console games, despite the fact that he's only used it twice: once in Part I as part of a combo attack with Sasuke (where he disguised himself as the shuriken) and once in Part II (where he transformed his ''clone'' into one).
* SkilledButNaive: While quite strong, he's incredibly naive about the way the world works, and his desires to prevent anyone else from dying and to unite the entire ninja would would be completely impossible if not for WriterOnBoard.
* SpannerInTheWorks: To the point where [[spoiler:Tobi]] actually calls him out on this trope.
* SpiritedCompetitor: He was willing to pick a fight with his rival every chance he could get.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Towards Sasuke.
* StealthMentor: In a strange way, Naruto was this to [[spoiler:Itachi. Naruto declaring how he made it as far as he did with the help of his comrades and friends makes Itachi realize what true strength means, and how wrong he was to rely only on himself. His speech to Naruto about a belief only in yourself makes you arrogant and leads to failure? That was describing himself and his own failure.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Naruto will tend to mask his pain with a smile, such as when he promises Sakura to bring back Sasuke for her before and after the retrieval mission. Before the Chunin exams finals, he admitted to Hinata that he viewed himself as a loser and tried to act cool and brash to cope with this. In Part II, Pain [[spoiler:put him on the ropes by breaking him down with words, getting him to second guess his own actions]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks so identical to his father [[spoiler:Minato]] that [[spoiler:no one was suprised by the time of TheReveal]].
* SuperMode: Sage Mode and later stages of using the Kyuubi's chakra.
** AnimalBattleAura: His jinchuuriki chakra cloak.
** EnlightenmentSuperPower: Sage Mode.
** {{Flight}}: [[spoiler:Comes with the powers of Asura.]]
** GoldenSuperMode: One of his plethora of transformations, after [[spoiler: befriending Yang Kurama]], which allows him to use the kyuubi's power while staying in control. [[spoiler:After awakening his power as the reincarnation of Asura he gains what seemingly is a perfected mode of this, complete with the Truth-Seeking Orbs that both Obito and Madara use as the hosts of the Ten Tails.]]
*** PowerUpFullColorChange: His whole body turns gold/yellow with black markings here and there.
** InHarmonyWithNature: Sage Mode requires this.
** SuperEmpowering: [[spoiler:Naruto can use the Chakra Transfer technique to give his allies his AnimalBattleAura, which he can also independently control to protect them from attacks they couldn't otherwise defend against]].
** SuperHealing: [[spoiler: Linked to SuperEmpowering, Naruto is able to heal people with his shrouds even if they are on the brink of death.]]
** SuperPoweredEvilSide: Any chakra cloak tail form past two qualifies, as he starts acting more on instinct.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: He perfected sage mode, which Jiraiya wasn't able to do.
** He also surpassed Kakashi, because the latter wasn't able to add element manipulation to the rasengan--which is why Kakashi made chidori. Even the Fourth Hokage had been unable to add his elemental manipulation to the Rasengan.
* SwissArmySuperpower: Naruto's Shadow Clone Jutsu. The standard ability is it allows Naruto to create physical clones of himself. These clones can act as human shields, speed up his training, allows him to spam rasengans, and can be combined with his taijutsu techniques.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Naruto loathes Obito for his StrawNihilist views. Yet as he works to finally separate Obito from the tailed beasts, all of the Uchiha's emotions and memories come flooding in with them. Naruto experiences visions of the Uchiha's past, his dreams of becoming Hokage, his mourning Rin's death, [[TearJerker and is genuinely moved to tears over Obito's loss]].
* TakeAThirdOption: [[RunningGag This trope more or less defines Naruto]].
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Naruto convinces Pain and Konan to pull a HeelFaceTurn with words, [[spoiler: and later tries to do the same to Obito as well.]] Critics cynically refer to this as "Talk no Jutsu".
* TheTease: Sexy Jutsu turns him into a naked female version of himself.
* TeenyWeenie: According to Sai.
* ThousandYardStare: He has these shown after he finds out that [[spoiler:Jiraiya]] is dead.
* ThroatLight: Gets a white one when using the Kyuubi's power in the anime.
* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: Every time Naruto learns a new skill, it's quickly rendered insufficient and it's back to training. Rinse and repeat.
* ToBeAMaster: He doesn't just want to be the Hokage (the best ninja in Konoha). He wants to be the ''greatest'' Hokage, better than all before him.
* TookALevelInBadass: Several times. Achieving Sage mode and [[spoiler:harnessing the Nine-Tails chakra]] are the most notable occassions. His progress before the timeskip is practically nothing by comparison. To basically sum it up: [[spoiler:he has the full cooperation and power of the most powerful tailed beast short of the original, Sage Mode which gives him SuperStrength and toughness outside of that, the ability to power-up anyone he touches, and has chakra so incredibly strong it can be felt all the way to ''Konoha''. Plus, he can combine said Tailed Beast's power with Sage Mode to become even more powerful.]] If it weren't for [[IntangibleMan his]] [[CameBackStrong current]] [[GodOfEvil opponents]], this would be a clear case of StoryBreakerPower (though, for the Sasuke/Naruto fight which is practically inevitable, it'll be interesting to see how Sasuke will manage to level that playing field). [[spoiler: Each of them is revealed af the reincarnation of one of the Sage's sons, with Naruto gaining the ability to use the Sage's senjutsu abilities and Sasuke awakening what seem to be the eyes of the Ten Tails itself.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He absolutely ''adores'' ramen and all of its various flavors; it's pretty much the only thing he really eats.
* TrainingFromHell: His training to learn the Rasen-Shuriken involved using a jillion Shadow clones to master his chakra control. He fainted more than a couple of times.
* TraumaCongaLine: Sasuke, Jiraiya [[spoiler: and his parents]] are pretty much why he's so messed up.
* TheTrickster: At first.
* {{Ubermensch}}: In-universe. Since the first arc he has stated that he rejects the ordinary ninja way and will follow his own. It's constantly reaffirmed throughout the series.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite how far Sasuke has fallen, Naruto refuses to give up hope that he can be saved, though he is nonetheless resolved to fight and kill Sasuke if there's no other way.
** This a major part of Naruto's character. If someone become a friend of his, Naruto will be obsessed in rescuing them. As shown in the Kazekage rescue arc, he did everything to save Gaara. When he realized that Gaara died and Deidara got away, Naruto was so enraged; he turn to his two tails form. And the last time he met Gaara face to face, was Gaara trying to murder him, Sasuke and Sakura.
** It was especially shown in the Invasion of Pain arc. It was an of arc of Pain pushing nearly every last one of Naruto's berserk buttons. [[spoiler:He bombed Konoha, killed Kakashi and nearly killed Hinata and especially killing Jiraiya. Naruto in the end refused to kill Nagato. He was loyal enough to Jiraiya that he refused to trample on Jiraiya's beliefs, even if he had some trouble believing them himself.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Jiraiya describes him as this during the chunin exams. Thanks to his high levels of Chakra, Naruto doesn't need to worry about the fine control his peers do and can more readily rely on raw power ninjutsu. This is played in contrast to Neji's WeakButSkilled. Later, Shadow Clone training helps convert raw power into skill, but he's still prone to muscle his way through jutsus that require loose chakra control. [[spoiler: At least until he learns Sage Mode, which is enough to fight Pain on equal terms using an energy even more difficult than Chakra]].
** Ebisu also points out that he and Sasuke are this way in chakra control compared to Sakura. Sakura has by far the least chakra of the three, but the ability to use it the best. Naruto and Sasuke have far more chakra, but end up spending far more of it on their jutsus, to lesser effect, because their control issues.
* UnstoppableRage: Thrice. In part 1 when he believed Sasuke had been killed, in part 2 against Orochimaru and when Pain [[spoiler:seemingly kills Hinata]].
** [[spoiler: After Obito kills thousands more shinobi that Naruto was actively protecting and nearly kills Shikamaru, Naruto's rage brings tears to his eyes and he is even able to ''damage'' Obito in his black sphere!]]
* VerbalTic: "''Dattebayo''/Believe It!" He uses it as a comma, for gods sake. "The sky's blue, Believe It!" Curiously, when the English dub has to acknowledge his verbal tic once more, in ''Storm 3'' for instance, it's translated instead as "Ya know?"
** InheritanceOfAcquiredTraits: [[spoiler: His mother has almost the exact same VerbalTic ("Dattebane" to his "Dattebayo"), which he couldn't have possibly picked up from her, as he'd been born no more than an hour before she died]].
* WarriorTherapist: [[{{Irony}} Especially against Neji and Gaara]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Sasuke. Big time.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Naruto had a phase of this with his Kage Bunshin and Rasengan, but he seems to have grown out of it (this probably hangs on fans' minds because this is the point he was at when the plot of the anime took a 80-episode {{Filler}} break, so we got to see these milked for much, much more than they were worth).
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Delivered one when he fought Gaara.
-->'''Naruto:''' It's almost unbearable, isn't it? The feeling of being all alone. I know that feeling; I've been there in that dark and lonely place, but now there are others... other people who mean a lot to me. I care more about them than I do myself, and I won't let anyone hurt them. That's why I won't ever give up. I will stop you even if I have to kill you!\\
'''Gaara:''' But why... why would you do this for anyone but yourself?\\
'''Naruto:''' Because they saved me from myself. They rescued me from my loneliness; they were the first to accept me for who I am. They're my friends.
* WorldsStrongestMan: A number of people have attributed this to him. He's been claimed to have surpassed the Fourth several times over and [[spoiler: Tobirama directly compares Naruto to Hashirama upon witnessing his mastery of Sage Mode, and later admits that Naruto may eventually become a greater Hokage than his brother was. After obtaining Rikudo Senjutsu, Kakashi states he surpassed all Hokage and is matching and overwhelming [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Kaguya Otutsuki]] blow for blow]].
* YuriFan: Shown by Konohamaru's Girl on Girl Justu.

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* TheAce: Grows into it. By ActionGirl: Works towards this in Part I and becomes this with a vengeance in Part II. Despite her marginilization, when she does get in a fight she easily holds her own against powerful opponents.
** FauxActionGirl: Zig-Zags. While praised by Kakashi at
the time beginning for being (slightly) above average, she realized during the [[spoiler:Fourth Great Shinobi War starts up]], he is the only living person capable of fighting [[spoiler:the undead, constantly regenerating, Chunin Exams and nigh-unbeatable Madara Uchiha on equal terms. Not only that, he's proven himself to be the strongest ninja in the world.]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: His chakra color, and therefore the color of his Rasengan as well, was changed from yellow in the manga to blue in the anime.
* {{Adorkable}}: He's socially awkward, and early on, most of his boasts came off more as cute/laughable than intimidating.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Begging the Raikage not to kill Sasuke, which earned him a rough beating. [[spoiler:Later called back by Raikage upon seeing that Hashirama pulled the exact same stunt]]
* AllLovingHero: Deconstructed to some extent a few chapters
after his fight with Pain, but soon quickly reconstructed.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: A huge theme in
how much better her competition was. Over the first part and his backstory. It gradually fades away through the course of the story, because he proves everyone wrong.
* AlmightyJanitor: Out of all of his friends,
TimeSkip she trained under a Sannin like Naruto is still technically a genin. A genin that is a literal OneManArmy, whose personal favorite technique is the logical conclusion of tossing a million razors into a whirlwind and sealing it into one big HappyFunBall, Sasuke and can [[SummonBiggerFish pull multiple several-story-tall weapon-using toads from another realm]], but still a genin.
* AllYourPowersCombined:
had an impressive showing alongside Chiyo against Sasori, only for Naruto now possesses [[spoiler:the powers of all nine Tailed Beasts]].
* AlternateIdentityAmnesia: Whenever he unleashes four or more tails of
and Sasuke to win the Kyuubi's chakra. He SuperpowerLottery shortly afterwards and completely forgets what happened during those rampages.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Frequently flip-flops with
overshadow her and everyone else. She still has her moments, though. [[spoiler:During the Ten-Tails arc, she finally gets to step back up to the front line when she reveals that she mastered the White Strength Seal (Byakugou no In), having only recently gathered enough chakra to use it and then proceeds to wreck some {{Mooks}} before a pair catch her by surprise and Naruto and Sasuke on who's on the receiving end of this.
* AnimalMotifs: [[FantasticFoxes Foxes]] due to being the [[{{Kitsune}} Kurama's]] host,
save her and [[FrogsAndToads toads]] due to his affiliation with the ones of Mount Myobokuzan. Also, he has a money pouch that's designed to look like a frog (which he calls 'Gama-chan' ('Little Froggy').
* AppealToPopularity: Believes that if people have different opinions only the most commonly held opinion should be considered.
--> '''Naruto''': When people have different opinions, you should apply the majority vote.
** The {{Irony}} of an Übermensch who has consistently refused to follow the common ideals of ninja behaviour saying this seems to be completed missed by him.
* AttentionWhore: In the very early days of the manga, and most definitely in the academy.
* AttractiveBentGender: ''Weaponised'' with the Sexy and Harem jutsus, which transform him into a busty, naked female version of himself.
* AwesomeButImpractical:
** Using alot of the Kurama's power, which causes him to enter the Version 2 chakra cloak. It grants him immense power
she returns to the extent that he can go one on one with Orochimaru, one of the Sannin, with four tails, and Pain, the nominal leader of the Akatsuki, with six. However it also reduces his lifespan the more he uses it, and it turns him into a mindless killing machine who can't tell friend from foe. [[spoiler: No longer an issue due to taming Kurama and learning how to control his chakra.sidelines.]]
** His Rasenshuriken move, * ACupAngst: Has a rather small chest and shows irritation about that.
* ActionSurvivor: Becomes this in the Forest of Death, where she tries to protect her unconscious teammates from the Sound trio, despite being hopelessly outmatched.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played straight
at first. The technique takes a lot of chakra to use even first, but then deconstructed after the time skip. Ultimately, she still has lingering feelings for Naruto, and causes cellular damage to the arm Sasuke, despite what he's using become and despite that his actions threaten war, and her need to help stop him.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her parents are totally this as shown by the Road to Ninja Movie, that Kishimoto personally wrote. They are both only genin and always point out her flaws, even in front of her friends.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Towards Naruto, especially
when it goes off, which isn't easily healed and could have crippled him, however the move's quite literally capable of [[NoKillLikeOverkill Overkill]] (just ask Kakuzu). Once she punches him after coming back from his battle with Pain for making them all worry, then hugs him.
* BadLiar:
** When she realizes just how much
Naruto masters Sage Mode, this trope is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] somewhat, as going through trying to uphold his promise to her, she tries to convince him to stop by claiming that she loves Naruto now and not Sasuke. Naruto doesn't buy it.
** Later, when planning to take out Sasuke herself, she claims that she has defected from Konoha was well and wants to join him. Sasuke is naturally suspicious, and
he uses natural energy both calls her bluff when she is unable to power [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten finish off Karin to prove it]].
* {{Badass}}: In
the jutsu later part of the series she shows the ability to become one when the situation needs it.
** BadassAdorable
** BadassBookworm: She is just as skill a Medical Ninja as her master, which takes great understanding of the human body.
* BareYourMidriff: In the third movie, explained as being "summer attire"(Naruto
and to throw it, alleviating both issues at Lee also had slightly different outfits).
* BerserkButton: NEVER diss
the same time (though he can only use two before he depletes his store of natural energy. forehead or call her ugly and [[spoiler: Kurama Chakra Mode eliminates the chakra issue entirely.Naruto shouldn't try and make guesses about their relationship while she's trying to heal him. Nor should he (or anyone else for that matter) underestimate her.]]
* {{Badass}}: ** In part 1 he's Part I and early Part II making fun of Sasuke pushed the button. Part II, anyone that makes a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass more than anything, but come Shippuuden he´s developed into a weapons-grade full-fledged badass.
** His CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass nature is
bad remark about Naruto, she will yell at you even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in Rock Lee's spin off series.
--> '''Tenten:''' He's kind of a dimwit, and a scatter brain, and a little clumsy, and a butthead, and cheap, and perverted, and greedy, [[LongList and egotistical, and oblivious, and a dork]], but you can't let your guard down!
** BadassBoast: He always boasts before he engages in fight. [[TookALevelInBadass It inevitably became this]].
** BadassLongCoat: When Naruto returned from learning [[spoiler:[[SuperMode Sage Mode]] to fight Pain]], he was sporting one of these, but quickly lost it. He regains one
if you're [[spoiler:Sasuke]].
*
[[spoiler: BrokenSmile: She's totally happy that Sasuke is back. [[BlatantLies Honestly!]]]]
* BoisterousBruiser: While Sakura in her offtime is loud and easily excitable, she applies that same determination and energy in battle, making her a dangerous enemy.
* BrickJoke: Early in part one it is revealed that Sakura was called "Billboard Brow" as a child. Close to the end of part two, as a teenager [[spoiler: she learns to use the Strength of a Hundred Seal, which manifests on what else but her forehead]].
* CantCatchUp: Without any clan or hidden power backing her up, it is hard enough for her to reach the same level as her teammates, more so surpass her master from two prominent clans. She's only seen on par
with an elaborate, seal-decorated coat Naruto at the beginning of chakra when, together Shippuden immediately after the timeskip (although without a super mode equivalent to his Kyuubi transformation) and for a few brief moments when she activated the Strength of a Hundred Seal, on par with Kurama/Nine-Tails, they finally pulled off both Naruto and Sasuke [[spoiler:Once the two boys awaken their Biju Transformation.powers as the reincarnations of the Sage of Six Paths two sons, making them superior to Madara, heretofore a guy stronger than everyone else on the field put together, she lost any hope of ever catching up again. Unfortunately the Sage of Six Paths didn't have a daughter.]] And since Naruto [[spoiler: now has the ability to heal, better than Sakura even, she's lost the only thing that she could uniquely bring to the table.]]
* BattleAura: One in CharacterDevelopment: Goes from initially standing on the form of the [[AnimalBattleAura Biju cloak]], sidelines to taking an active role in helping Naruto and the other while using his [[SuperMode Sage Mode]] abilities. He can punch people with both.
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Beneath
Sasuke, as well as assisting in Naruto's mischievous IdiotHero facade was a lonely, resentful child starved for attention and hovering dangerously close goal to a FaceHeelTurn. The acknowledgement he got from Iruka, and later Team 7 and the rest of Konoha helped him get better, but Naruto constantly finds parallels between himself, [[AxCrazy Gaara]], and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Sasuke]].]]
* BerserkButton: It's highly recommended to NEVER hurt his friends, LoveInterest, mentors, or ParentalSubstitute. Also highly not recommended to disrespect the Hokage title even if you happen to be the strongest man in the world.
--> '''Naruto''': ... and don't talk shit about my old man who DID become Hokage!
* BigBrotherMentor: He's this to Konohamaru, who looks up to him more than anyone. Iruka is this to Naruto himself.
* BigDamnHeroes: Several times throughout the course of the series. Most of the time played straight, but the most spectacular one [[spoiler: his rescue of Tsunade and the Leaf Village from Pain]] is actually a DoubleSubversion. [[spoiler: Pain had already killed multiple significant characters and obliterated the vast majority of the village landscape]] before Naruto arrives. But he manages to convince him to make a HeelFaceTurn, [[spoiler: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath so Nagato promptly sacrifices his own life to revive everyone he'd killed]]]].
** [[spoiler: Gets another one after taming Kurama. Just as Tobi's Biju are about to blast Kakashi and Gai with their [[WaveMotionGun Bijudama]] he flicks them all the way just by sheer speed.]]
** [[spoiler: Gets one when Obito becomes the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki. He saves both
bring Sasuke and Minato before they can react from being consumed by back. Much of her development in Part II is answering the seal.]]
** [[spoiler: Saves Gai from being immediately killed after he kicks a huge hole in Madara using Night Guy, kicks away Madara's counter attack contemptuously and gives Gai enough time
question of how best to hold on for the last words with his team.]]
* BigEater: He eats a lot, but never seems to gain any weight from his overeating.
%% BlueEyes is meant to be used only when they signify something important for the character.
accomplish this goal.
* BigGood: He's become ** Completely symbolized by "Inner-Sakura" as well. The character represented all of Sakura's repressed emotions she constantly tried to cover up. Inner Sakura disappeared half-way through the rallying point for the entire Ninja Alliance by the time of the Ten-Tails' revival. [[spoiler:As of the latest chapters, an argument could first series as she started to be made that he is sharing the role with Sasuke.]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Dark Naruto]], who's a manifestation of [[spoiler:the darkness in Naruto's heart]], complete with a [[PerpetualSmiler constant]] SlasherSmile
more straight forward about her feelings, and eyes that are completely black.
** In the anime they add RedEyesTakeWarning.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Played For Drama whenever he uses his [[ClippedWingAngel the Version 2 chakra cloak]] before [[spoiler: befriending the Nine Tails]].
* BlowYouAway[=/=]RazorWind: The main nature of his chakra is "Wind", and he puts it to good use with ''Futon''(Wind Style)'': Rasen Shuriken'', which basically creates a crapload of tiny little blades that cut every cell
only appeared once in your body.
** [[spoiler: After gaining all nine Tailed Beasts inside him, he can use both Kurama's and Shukaku's wind techniques]].
* BodyguardCrush: Inverted - if he has to protect
Shippuden as a girl in a filler arc or movie, said girl has a good chance of developing feelings for him whether he catches on or not.gag.
* BoisterousWeakling: He was this [[BrattyHalfPint as a child and ** She had something of an ego at the very beginning of and as the series]], boasting that he would become Hokage while failing to perform the most basic techniques.
* BookDumb: He comes up with winning strategies for his squad, yet placed dead last in the exams.
series continued, she instead gained HeroicSelfDeprecation.
** [[spoiler:This continues well into In the series. During fight against [[spoiler: Madara]] she acknowledges that even if she CantCatchUp she can still do her part and [[HeroicSacrifice charges him to provide a distraction]] for Naruto and Sasuke to do their thing rather than just sit there and do nothing.
** Though
the war he came up a plan to save development isn't always for the entire army from being nuked using shadow clones, best. Sakura always had the bad habit of thinking she knew better than the people around her such as preparing to give up the chunnin exam test in place of Naruto because she thought he would fail but he not choose to quit on his own. The development to not stay on the sidelines brings this quality more forward as she would later confront Sasuke alone after drugging her whole team because she thought someone as outrageously dangerous as Sasuke could be fooled and attacked so easily. In the most recent charge, she thought she could provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke... without actually consulting them with the idea. The result is her charge immediately failed and she had to be told how it worked after rescued by the fact. To put it simply; he knew it would work but did not know how.]]
* BoringButPractical: Naruto's signature move, the shadow clone jutsu, allows him to create multiple physical copies
both of himself. On paper, it sounds considerably less flashy them, causing far more trouble than majority an organized 3 person strike.
* CherryBlossomGirl: Named Sakura, check. Pink hair, check. Healing powers, check. Associated with love, check. Traditional Japan, check - ikebana and being, well, a ninja. Born in early spring (March 28th), check. Spring-themed, see MeaningfulName below.
* TheChick: Of Team 7.
* ClothingDamage: Becomes an unusually frequent victim
of it during the other jutsu's in battle with [[spoiler: Kaguya]]. First, her headband falls off and plops into a pit of lava, melting away. Then, [[spoiler:Obito opens up the series. That said, it's actually proven wrong dimension]] and a wave of deadly acid douses her flak jacket, forcing her to be a SwissArmySuperpower.
* BornWinner: Ultimately PlayedWith.
** Heir to no less than three super-powerful legacies, in addition to having
ditch it before the ability to tame whole thing- thick metal plates inside included- gets completely eaten away. Sakura also shreds off a creature composed sleeve of pure malevolence her combat uniform that was sealed inside of him. Personally trained by some of exposed to the strongest ninjas alive, and the wisest Toad Sage. More accolades keep getting piled on acid as time goes on.well.
** However, subverted in that his legacies didn't seem to help him one bit in Part I. A big theme then was how - despite starting from nothing - he was determined to choose his own destiny, make friends, and strive for success beating all odds where one slip up could've made him AxCrazy like Gaara, or antisocial and revenge crazy like Sasuke, or like any of his other ShadowCounterPart villains.
* BrattyHalfPint: In the beginning.
* BrokenHero: Between [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer his past]], [[FaceHeelTurn Sasuke]] and [[BreakThemByTalking Pain]]...
* BrokenMessiah: Temporarily had this [[AngstComa spectacularly]] happen to him during the Iron Country/Kage Summit arc.
* ButtMonkey: At the start of the series, but generally this has faded.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: When he [[DeadPersonConversation first meets his father]], the first thing he does is punch Minato in the stomach (albeit after smiling at the revelation and getting privacy from the Kyubi) before demanding to know why he sealed the Nine-Tails inside of him in the first place, tearfully recalling [[TraumaCongaLine everything]] that happened to him as a result before managing to calm himself.]]
* ChainOfPeople: Naruto replicates to pull this off ''by himself'' occasionally.
* CharacterTitle: Duh.
* ChickMagnet: Not so much in the manga, but he usually manages to get at least one more girl to fall in love with him in each filler arc of the anime.
* TheChosenOne: According to Jiraiya, [[spoiler:Naruto is the one child of an ancient prophecy destined to save the world and not Nagato (aka Pain) or Minato as Jiraiya always thought. Though it's later hinted that they're ''all'' TheChosenOne. Might as well be just Naruto, though, since the other two are dead. Further as the son of the Fourth Hokage, godson of one of the legendary Sannin, having the absurd
CombatMedic: With her chakra reserves of control, she can heal injuries (either hers or others') and extract poison... and pulverize the Uzumaki clan, being host of the most powerful tailed beast, and the reincarnation of the Sage of Six Paths son, and by proxy the successor to the First Hokage.]]
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: [[spoiler:Naruto has it bad during the Ninja War arc, where he insists on breaking out of hiding because he can't bear to sit back while his friends die
earth with SuperStrength.
** HealingHands with gloves
to protect him, and pretty much takes the task of winning them in battle.
** [[spoiler:During
the war on himself, sending clones to help every division and protecting his fellow shinobi left, right and centre]].
* ClippedWingAngel: When Naruto uses the Version 2 chakra cloak - which happened automatically at four tails - he is insanely powerful, but it allows the Nine Tails to assume control of his body and shortens his lifespan.
* CooldownHug: Gives one to Dark Naruto in their second meeting.
* CombinationAttack: Has one with Yamato which combines his Wind Style Rasengan with Yamato's Water Style Tearing Torrent.
* ConfusionFu: Naruto is the number one ninja at surprising people.
* CosmicPlaything: He had the most powerful demon in the world sealed in him as an infant, grew up a neglected orphan not knowing why the entire village shunned him, finally made some friends only for his best friend to FaceHeelTurn and try to kill him. He has an organization of super powered psychos out to get him. He can't use too much of the demon's power without it killing him or driving him mad. While things have slowly been getting better, one can't help but still feel for the guy at times.
* CovertPervert: Despite his habit of calling out adults he considers 'perverts' (especially Jiraiya) pre-timeskip and taking advantage of them with his Sexy Jutsu, Naruto seems to be NotSoDifferent from Jiraiya after all. Case in point while they are relaxing at a hot spring Naruto's first thought - after screaming at Sai for making TeenyWeenie jokes - is to peep on Sakura. Yamato tells him a funny story about how Tsunade caught Jiraiya trying to peep on her at a bath... and beat him to the brink of death.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As pointed out by Tenten in the CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass example above.
* CursedWithAwesome: Having the Nine-Tails sealed into his belly. It makes everyone hate him but the trade off is access to the biju's chakra in addition to rapidly developing his personal chakra reserves to the point where he has more raw power than most jonin before the story even begins. [[spoiler: It's
arc it's revealed later to be BlessedWithSuck as his father choose to stash the beast in his son so Naruto could fight Tobi and hoped it would be a blessing both tactically and socially.]]
* DeathGlare: Give this to [[spoiler:The Nine Tails in chapter 538]] and even it was afraid.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Something of an inversion, [[spoiler: [[MadeOfDiamond The Third Raikage]] resurrected by Edo Tensei was shilled as being an incredibly strong one man army (literally)
that beat the Eight Tails in a fight. The man tanked Naruto's strongest attack and was only defeated when Naruto recreated the way he got his scar; by having him run himself through with his own technique.]] Played straight in his battle with Pain.
* {{Determinator}}: Naruto does not give up ever. He doesn't go back on his word. He won't die until he becomes Hokage. And he'll never stop until he brings back Sasuke.
** This really shows through when Naruto sends Shadow Clones to go to all fronts
she has mastered Tsunade's Strength of the Fourth Ninja War and help out everyone. One of his particular clones fought against the Edo!Kage [[spoiler:and Madara Uchiha himself]]. Bear in mind a simple attack is supposed to disperse Hundred technique, giving her a Shadow Clone, and numerous times, this clone mentioned how he really felt HealingFactor like just fading away, but he ''kept'' fighting to try Tsunade and protect everyone.
* DistractedByTheSexy: His Sexy Jutsu is meant to distract people by getting them sexually aroused. It's so powerful that it works on talented ninja like Hiruzen(third hokage) in chapter 1 and Sakura(twice). Hell, [[spoiler:not even Kaguya, the [[PhysicalGod goddess]] of the Narutoverse could resist it. She even had a smile on her face.]]
* DitzyGenius: Has very little in the way of common sense, but has shown himself to be both surprisingly perceptive of others, likely due to only being able to watch others as a child, and extremely proficient when it comes to making strategies, especially under the heat of battle.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards Sakura. Initially before his CharacterDevelopment.
* DoppelgangerAttack[=/=]MesACrowd: One of his two trademark techniques.
* DuelingMessiahs: Exemplified in his fight with Pain. Naruto aims for peace. Pain also did, but by creating a horrific jutsu that would scar everyone into peace.
* DumbBlonde: Naruto isn't the sharpest kunai in the pouch especially when it comes to social graces or booksmarts, but to his credit he can be a cunning battle tactician.
* TheEmpath: [[spoiler:Naruto gains the ability to sense negative emotions while using the Nine-Tailed Fox's chakra after he defeated it]].
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Sasuke?]]: Definitely his reaction when the latter said that he is leaving his friends for the matter of getting stronger.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His SignatureMove, the [[EnergyBall Rasengan]], and all its variants. The tenth anniversary game one-ups this by making an InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons version! It's even in [[MeaningfulName his name!]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: In the beginning of part 2, Naruto continued to rely on the Kurama's chakra as a result of desperately wanting to save Gaara and Sasuke. He ended up hurting Sakara and Yamato had to have a sit down talk with him about which power he really should rely on.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: [[spoiler: Gains one in his one of his many power ups, a cross between "Biju mode" and Sage Mode, which resembles a cross in his eyes.]]
* FacialMarkings: Whisker like marks on his cheeks, result of [[spoiler:[[AnimalisticAbomination F]][[PureMagicBeing o]][[{{Kitsune}} x]] inside his mother]].
* FamilyHonor: [[spoiler: Played with. He deeply admired and respected the Fourth Hokage long before he ever found out that the Fourth was his father.]]
* {{Fartillery}}: Though unintentional, he gets the better of Kiba during the Chunin Exams by farting in his face. Given Kiba's [[SuperSenses super-sensitive nose]], it works like a charm.
* TheFinalTemptation: [[spoiler:Obito offers him this after killing Neji, and Naruto nearly takes it until Hinata [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slaps it out of him]].]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Sakura.
* FlashStep: Once he has tamed the Nine Tails, becoming fast enough to outpace the ''Raikage'', and to a lesser extent with Sage Mode, where he intercepted Asura Pain mid-attack and shredded him with a Rasengan before anyone else could react.
* FluffyTamer: A literal case as he [[spoiler: manages to befriend all of the tailed beasts including Kurama, the Nine Tailed Fox.
(reputedly) Hashirama.]]
* GenderBender: "Oiroke No Jutsu", translated "Sexy Jutsu". He can even combine it CommutingOnABus: To an extreme degree. Besides her fight with Sasori, she´s had very little impact on the Shadow Clone just to create the Harem jutsu.
* GenerationXerox: Jiraiya, a member
overall story in Naruto. Takes after Tsunade in that regard, and majority of the Legendary Sannin females.
* CombatPragmatist: Her entire fighting style is this. Her punches may not be the most flashy, but one hit
and Naruto's godfather-mentor, has more on one occasion remarked that Naruto resembles you're mist. And even then she [[spoiler:adds poison to her weapons and is surely able willing to surpass his former student the Fourth Hokage, [[spoiler:who is Naruto's father]], and even himself (in terms of awesome and pervertedness).
** Not
play dead to mention [[spoiler:his mother being the previous Jinchuuriki of Kurama]].
** In addition to that, it turns out he's also quite similar to [[spoiler:the Shodai Hokage, Hashirama Senju, who is a distant relation]] and also [[spoiler:Ashura, AKA the Senju ancestor, youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths and said Sage's chosen successor. Though that last one is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as Naruto is Asura's chakra reincarnation and the successor to his will..
catch opponents off guard.]]
*** [[spoiler:And Hashirama ** [[spoiler:This was Asura's previous chakra incarnation shown in the Kage arc, she knew that she, Lee, Kiba and successor Sai didn't have the power to kill Sasuke head on, so she instead tried to pretend she was going to join Sasuke's side and kill him when his will, so another JustifiedTrope.guard was down. And after failing once, she still tried and nearly killed him]].
* CovertPervert: It goes back as early as the chunin exams. She loudly tells Naruto to go behind a tree if he has to use the bathroom in the Forest of Death, but Inner Sakura indicates that she might want to see Sasuke, the boy she likes, pee. And she's a closet YaoiFangirl.
** Also, it's been shown more than once that [[DistractedByTheSexy Sexy no Jutsu]] works perfectly fine on her.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: [=NaruSaku=] shippers have always wanted to see her kiss Naruto, but... [[spoiler: with Naruto on the brink of death, Sakura sticks her hand into his chest to massage his heart and gives him mouth-to-mouth to keep him alive.
]]
* GeniusDitz: He may normally be an idiot, but CraterPower: One of her taijutsu techniques, called Cherry Blossom Impact, involves punching the plans and strategies he comes up at ground hard enough to send chunks of earth sailing through the span air like flower petals. [[spoiler: Her Strength of seconds while under pressure are definitely to be admired. It has gotten to the point it is lampshaded at various points in part II.
* GreenEyedMonster: Was this towards Sasuke in Part 1. Jealous of Sasuke's skill and reputation. Especially jealous
a Hundred Seal amps that Sasuke was the one that Sakura loved and not him.
** In Part 2, during the war and [[spoiler:Sasuke's apparent HeelFaceTurn]], he seems
up to be feeling jealous towards his old rival once again. Sakura is obviously still in love with him. [[spoiler:When Sasuke and Naruto both save her from the Ten-tails, she immediately turns to Sasuke to thank him. Naruto comments that he saved her too but no further comments were said on the matter.eleven.]]
* GuileHero: More-so in Part II, Naruto comes up with a number of surprisingly good schemes for a supposed IdiotHero.
* GutturalGrowler: Often gains a growly voice when using the Nine-Tails' chakra.
* HealingFactor:
CuteBruiser: Thanks to her training to Tsunade.
* {{Determinator}}: Case in point,
the Kyuubi, he can even regrow a lung that had been impaled by Chidori. Subverted when he uses too much of the Fox's power. The Fox's chakra both damages and heals him, slowly reducing his lifespan.
* HealingHands: Well, more like
spoiler listed under CPR. [[spoiler: Healing Hand (his right hand) after he receives Your teammate's heart has stopped? Cut open his new powers from the Sage of Six Paths. Just a simple touch and he is able to re-ignite Gai's chest with chakra and save his life after Gai opened all Eight Gates to fight Madara. Also as impressive was in Chapter 675, where again with a simple touch he was able to recreate Kakashi's left eye after keep it was stolen by Madara.pumping yourself.]]
** [[spoiler: His new HealingHands have limits though. He was unable * [[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]: Courtesy of Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* DistressBall: She picks it up when it comes
to completely restore Obito, dealing with Sasuke.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Any time Naruto annoys her she clobbers him with her super strength. This aspect of her character [[CharacterDevelopment gets tamed down in Part 2 of the series]] ([[{{Flanderization}} not so much in the anime fillers]]) but it does still pop up from time to time.
* DitzyGenius: From time to time, mostly in Part I. Case in point: during Kakashi's bell test, she comes across Sasuke after one of Kakashi's techniques left him buried up to his neck in the ground. She promptly panics, assumes Sasuke has been reduced to a talking head, and passes out.
-->'''Sasuke''': "And ''that's'' my partner?"
* DoggedNiceGirl: Towards Sasuke, before her character development.
* DopeSlap: As a common {{Tsundere}}, she's quite fond of giving Naruto a good thwack over the head whenever he does or says something annoying or idiotic... which is quite often. As the series went on, this tendency decreased.
* DudeMagnet: Gets three men to fall in love with her over the course of the manga (even more in fillers) which is more than any of the named characters in the series baring one. Sasuke is that one.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Grows out her hair while trying to woo Sasuke, until her ImportantHaircut.
* FireForgedFriends: With Naruto, at first she thought Naruto was annoying but started to admire him in chapter 5 after she saw his determination.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the anime, Sakura's {{Tsundere}} characteristics gets exaggerated for the sake of humor.
* ForeheadOfDoom: So big that she was bullied as a little girl because of it. Try mocking it now, and expect to grow accustomed to the imprint of her fist on your noggin.
* GenerationXerox: Although not to the extent to Naruto or Sasuke. She is very similar to Kushina as stated by Kushina's husband, Minato. Both having hair trigger tempers, both are a bit too willing to punch people, both having a speech tic when excited, Kushina's Dattebane and Sakura's Shānnarō, and even having done similar poses to each other. Both Kushina and
Sakura explicitly saying Obito were bullied as children and hated a feature of theirs; Sakura, her forehead and Kushina, her hair. They had similar relationships to Naruto and Minato respectively, both Sakura and Kushina and didn't respect their male classmate at first. Till Naruto and Minato proved them wrong. However, Sakura was still dying despite quite intelligent and was meeker as a child while Kushina was always pretty violent and kinda dull (considering she was where Naruto got most of his best efforts, smarts from)
* HairDecorations: She wears her headband as a hairband. She also used to tie her hair with a ribbon when younger.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
and he was unable SorryIFellOnYourFist: She feels horribly guilty for not being strong enough, or not doing enough for her team mates Naruto and Sasuke.
* HopeSpot: In chapter 631 seemed
to save Obito from Kaguya's Ash-Killing Bone technique. Which means its possible Guy will still succumb to his wounds from the Eighth Gate.be this for Sakura. [[spoiler:Sasuke is back on their side again, and team 7 is back. But it quickly turns out Sasuke isn't fully on their side and she knows it.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan: An orphan HotBlooded: Inner Sakura certainly was. Sakura of Shippuuden seems to be as well, at least in reaction to Naruto.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Comes off as this the second time she sees Sasuke post-timeskip. Previously she'd reprimanded Naruto for recklessly taking on Pain alone, and putting his life at risk. Here, she makes up her own plan for dealing with Sasuke, knocks out her teammates to prevent them from interfering with it, and generally tries to deal with Sasuke all on her own, and comes very close to dying twice, as a result of it.
* [[ImportantHaircut Important]] [[TraumaticHaircut Traumatic]] [[ImportantHaircut Haircut]]: She cuts her long hair off as a symbol of her new resolve. Conveniently, it's also to free herself from three Sound Gennin,
who wanted to kill the incapacitated Sasuke and Naruto.
* InformedAbility: Downplayed to 'potential ability'. Kakashi referred to her as a 'genjutsu type' ninja, which doesn't necessarily mean she's an expert at genjutsu. It likely refers to her advanced ability with chakra control, seeing as how something like genjutsu, which manipulates the chakra of the opponent, would require precise control. She ''could'' become an expert, but instead went the medic route.
* JerkassRealization: In an early episode, she confides in Sasuke that she believes Naruto is such an undisciplined prankster because he has no parents to teach him how to behave, only for Sasuke to furiously berate her and tell her she has no idea what she's talking about. From this moment on, she starts to try to be nicer to Naruto.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Early on, she looks down on Naruto, and lets her temper get the best of her when it comes to him. In Part II she ends up admitting to actually look up to him. She still [[AmusingInjuries dishes out the punishment]] when Naruto acts like an idiot and/or a pervert.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Attempts this to spare Sasuke from falling even lower then he already has, but her feelings for him kept her from landing the fatal blow.
* LethalChef: Anime only, played for laughs. Her handmade balls of medicinal herbs taste ''awful''. She
has the tendency to make friends out of his enemies.
adding said herbs in ''anything'' she cooks. Even ''[[CordonBleughChef chocolate]]''.
* HellishPupils: Vertical slits when using TheLoad: For Part 1, she admits that she only really stood on the sidelines. Averted for Part II, despite the Fox's chakra.
* TheHero: As if it
[[FanDumb what the majority of the fandom]] likes to think, in Part II she pulled her weight. Though this wasn't obvious already.
** HeroWithBadPublicity: For most of his childhood, he
helped by the time she was scorned by most of OutOfFocus.
* LoveHurts: Especially when
the village person you're in love with tries to stab you InTheBack. ''Literally.''
* LoveMartyr: Sakura's fixation on Sasuke seems more and more like this each time they interact in part II. She is still in love with him even after he has ''tried to kill her''. [[spoiler: By chapter 635, Sakura might be falling out of this. She doesn't trust Sasuke anymore]]
* LovingAShadow: Subverted. Like the other Konoha girls, she at first likes Sasuke just
because of his being looks and skills, but as Sakura learns more about his troubled personality she comes to care for him for real.
** Played completely straight in Part 2 when it is revealed that [[spoiler:she is still in love with him despite how [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope far he has fallen]], which includes him ''nonchalantly attempting to murder her'']].
*** However, it is implied that she is perfectly aware of how far he has fallen and loves him in spite of it.
* MaleGaze: Part II seems to like giving attention to her rear. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sakuass.jpg Here's]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku2.png the]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku.png proof]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Sakura has shown this if desperate enough, she can manipulate people. It should be noted, she doesn't enjoy it at all.
* MeaningfulName: Haruno means "of
the host for spring," and Sakura is Japan's famous cherry blossom tree which sprouts its distinctive pink flowers in the Nine-Tails. He slowly proves everyone wrong spring and is now which are the village hero.
* HereditaryHairstyle: He has his father's spiky blond
same color as her hair.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: The TheMedic: Due to her training by Tsunade, she is one of the best at the age of 15.
* MsExposition: In the first arc she explained things essential to the verse like how chakra works.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: As a result of chakra providing the force behind her blows.
* MyGreatestFailure: How she felt towards being unable to stop Sasuke from turning his back on the village, especially after Shikamaru refused to let her come along on the mission to retrieve him. Also how she felt when healing Naruto, after his match with Orochimaru
* NaiveEverygirl: sort of, back in Part 1.
* NotSoDifferent: With Naruto. Both wanted approval and both are a {{Determinator}}, hot blooded and quick tempered.
* ObliviousToLove: In a weird way. Kishimoto have stated that he fashioned Sakura as a
girl who cannot understand men, much like how Naruto says he does not understand woman and love. She had to have [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] of all people telling her how Naruto suffered from UnrequitedLove to take it seriously.
* OhCrap: She
has a crush on has pink hair, he loves silent one when she notices [[spoiler: his mother's red hair]] and at least a couple of the {{Filler}} [[GirlOfTheWeek girls]] he's [[ShipTease Ship Teased]] with have red hair.
* HeroicBSOD: Naruto usually handles himself outstandingly well, but some things that happen are enough to drive even him into a state of gaping, awestruck desperation. So far it's happened three times. The first was
[[PersonOfMassDestruction Kaguya]]]] suddenly standing ''a few feet away from her''. Luckily for her, she goes completely justified and long overdue; ignored.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being billed as one of the leads, Sakura becomes progressively out of focus after her fight with Ino in Part 1. Up until recent events, she also began to suffer the same in Shippuden following
the second came when he learned that Sasuke, who he had dedicated six years of his life to rescuing, had been [[spoiler: declared Public Enemy No. 1 and marked for death by every ninja village,including Arc.
** Zig-zagged during
the Hidden Leaf]]. The third was brought on by [[spoiler: the death of Neji. It nearly had Naruto plunged into the DespairEventHorizon, until Hinata gave him the GetAHoldOfYourselfMan + RousingSpeech combo]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Beats the shit out of himself if he feels he's being "useless". Actually, the more powerful he gets, the more he seems prone to this, perhaps because he used to suck earlier in his lifetime, or to keep balance in his characterization (boasting loser -> doubting hero).
** He claims that he's "not that good of a ninja" after [[spoiler:defeating five out of six of Pain's bodies, when few could even defeat one]], and before [[spoiler:defeating the last and most powerful one]]. Granted, his opponent [[WorfHadTheFlu was tired and and had used most of his chakra]] in fighting the villagers and [[spoiler:nuking the city]], but still...
* HeroicVow: The promise he made to Sakura to bring back Sasuke at the end of part 1. Later on Deconstructed, as Naruto grew more desperate to keep this promise and Sakura tried to unburden him from it.
** There's also the vow he made to beat Neji for Hinata which he successfully managed.
* HeroicWillpower: He broke free of [[spoiler:Black Zetsu]] through sheer force of will. Sasuke, who was also caught, was powerless against it.
* HesBack: Several times (after his 3 years training with Jiraiya, then after he fails to bring back Sasuke again, and after [[spoiler:Jiraiya]]'s death).
* HiddenDepths: Enough
war arc. [[spoiler:She looked to be poster boy on the trope page.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: '''Lifetime achievement award'''. And it seems it's a hereditary trait between his mother's red and father's yellow, he favors orange.
** {{Technicolor Ninja|s}}: Despite the Orange, Naruto has shown a great proficiency for stealth
jumping back into focus when he cares about using it. Admittedly, this isn't very often.
** [[spoiler: One
she revealed that she was storing up her chakra, only to be jumped by mooks, rescued, then staying back to heal the other hand, he recently gained soldiers, until her healing skills were called for when the ability to turn into full-tailed beast form. You can't be much more highly visible than turning into a kaiju-sized fox demon.Kyuubi was extracted from Naruto.]]
* HoldingHands: Does this with Hinata [[spoiler: after she saves him from OvershadowedByAwesome: All her training under Tsunade allows her to be pretty badass in the DespairEventHorizon]] first arc of Shippuden, but since Naruto and in order to give her some of his and Kurama's chakra.
* HonorBeforeReason: His whole reason for trying to help
Sasuke can be summed up as this.
* HotBlooded: When he was a kid he'd more or less charge straight into
just keep getting stronger, she's rapidly falls back to the weakest of the three. Sakura herself lampshades this. [[spoiler:During the battle screaming with the Ten-Tails, she reveals that Tsunade taught her how to create a chakra seal on her forehead, and spamming shadow clones. He's more level headed in part II, but still has his moments. The only identifier Itachi gives to Sasori and Deidara is "the one who will start yelling at you." They get pissed at spent the lack of information, but it works perfectly.
* HourOfPower: [[spoiler: His newest SuperMode only allows him 10 minutes at most to fight, though it does seem to
last slightly longer after each subsequent use.three years gathering enough chakra to get it working. Once she manages to form the seal, even the First Hokage is impressed by her full strength.]]
* HurtingHero: Which he hides behind PetalPower: In the first movie, she used a smile technique called Sakura Blizzard that involved a large number of tiny explosive tags and cherry blossoms mixed in for good measure.
* PoisonedWeapons: Thanks to [[MasterPoisoner Shizune's]] tutelage she has acquired some poisonous weapons and KnockoutGas as well.
** She's also GenreSavvy enough to be CarryingTheAntidote. She is
a upbeat cheerful attitude.medic, after all.
* PowerTattoo: The Strength of a Hundred Seal.
* {{Qipao}}: She wore a red one in Part 1.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Hinata's blue.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In Part 2, she asks Naruto if she looks more like a woman, and Naruto says "''You look fine. You haven't changed at all''". She hasn't changed as much as some of the other genins, but she has grown.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a child.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Part of her standard attire.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: At the beginning.

* HypocriticalHumour: He constantly calls out adults he considers perverted, while he himself is a bit of a CovertPervert.
* IAmWho: [[spoiler:He is
** ExtremeDoormat: In Part I towards Sasuke. Not all the reincarnation of time, but it gets more pronounced as his behavior gets worse, and because she was a 12-13 year old deeply in love at the younger son of the Sage of Six Paths.time, probably had no idea what to do about it.
* StepfordSmiler: Sports one identical to Sai's when asked if [[spoiler:Sasuke can be trusted after his second FaceHeelTurn.
]]
* IAmYourOpponent: Says it word-for-word against [[spoiler:Tobi]] after the [[spoiler:Impure World Resurrection is deactivated]]
* ICantBelieveImSayingThis: Said word
SuperStrength: Uses a specialized version of this allowing for word in Chapter 551.
-->'''''Naruto:''' I can't believe I'm saying this, but thanks for the save, [[spoiler:Itachi]]!''
* IdiotHero: He's the protagonist and a moderate BookDumb. Not insufferably stupid, just overly simple, cheerful and carefree at times when it would be better to act serious, thoughtful, and focused. His lack of social graces and tendency to sound ill-informed cause him to look like a nimrod, but you gotta be fair enough to spare him the total idiot billing.
** Tobirama states though, that he's an even bigger one than his brother.
* IGaveMyWord: He ''never'' goes back on his promises; it's his Shinobi Way.
* IGotBigger: [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb61881/naruto/images/thumb/b/b2/Konoha_11_Part_I.jpg/660px-0%2C848%2C0%2C463-Konoha_11_Part_I.jpg Before the timeskip, he was the second smallest of the Konoha 12]]. Afterwards, he ended up being taller than Sakura and as tall as Sasuke.
** We got a 'growth chart' of Naruto over the course of the series during the 590-600 chapters. From the beginning to the end of Part II Naruto grew at least three or four more inches.
**
powerful strike. [[spoiler: Naruto will get another growth spurt for The Last, reaching Taken UpToEleven when she uses the [[PowerTattoo Strength of a solid 5 feet 7 inches.Hundred Seal]].]]
* IHatePastMe: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk83YtPFXqE This video]] depicts the Naruto of Part I interacting with the Naruto of Part II. Though it's not exactly hate, Part II-era Naruto finds himself wondering if TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler: In chapter 672, when naruto finally wakes up from his goofy and childish Part I self was really what he used near death due to be like.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: [[spoiler:Naruto's full Bijuu form causes a coat made of chakra to form around him.
Madara.]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: Inherited them [[spoiler:from his father, TeenGenius: Before the Fourth Hokage]]. They symbolize his youth, naive personality TimeSkip, being a good student with precise chakra control and inexperience.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Seems
enough knowledge to display ''not'' need cheating in the written part of the Chuunin exams differentiated her from any other kunoichi. Afterwards, it's what makes her such a good apprentice and medic.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Part 1 she was totally useless. In Part 2...[[CantCatchUp she's still useless]], but she's come a long way from where she was. [[spoiler:In the War arc she's more than willing to admit to her uselessness but still resolves to help Naruto and Sasuke in any way she can, resulting in her charging Madara (who by
this trope point is stronger than the Sage of Six Paths) head-on in order to an extent. While not having provide a romantic relationship with Sakura, he distraction for Naruto and Sasuke.]] Compare the Bridge arc where she just stood there watching Naruto and Sasuke fight Haku and Kakashi fight Zabuza.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starts in the beginning of the chunin exam and continues all the way to the end and is cemented in part 2, towards Naruto essentially.
* TrainingFromHell: Tsunade subjects her to this so Sakura can develop [[LightningBruiser strength, speed and skills]].
* TrueCompanions: With Team 7. So much that [[spoiler:Kakashi
states to Sai in chapter 675, while she may not love Sasuke anymore, her she can't let him do the wrong thing for this reason]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Especially when she was younger.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Naruto. So much so
that despite [[spoiler:hating Obito for everything he could not tell has committed. She is willing to think of him as an ally as thanks for saving Naruto]]
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Towards Naruto once or twice but taken UpToEleven in the fillers.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Apparently the reason for
her how he feels if he couldn't keep his promise lacking performance after the first post-timeskip arc. [[spoiler:She's spent the last three years building up chakra in her forehead like Tsunade does, and it isn't until the battle with the Ten-Tails that she finally has enough to her, so he seemingly implies he's unworthy of her.
** [[spoiler: According
use the technique to Kiba, he's insecure around Hinata too, hence why he always puts on a cool act around her.augment her abilities.]]
* InSeriesNickname: As a kid, he had on more than one occasion been called the "Number One Hyperactive Knucklehead Ninja" by Kakashi, which caught on here and there.
* InTheBlood: Several things.
** His natural ability
YaoiFangirl: Just watch her reaction to learn-by-doing, which is one of the few things he inherited from this father.
** His lack of academic prowess, his energetic personality, his short temper, and his VerbalTic, "Dattebayo!/Believe it!", all of which he inherited from his mother.
** The Uzumaki-clan natural chakra affinity, strong life energy, and excellent physical health, all of which is necessary to perform the ninjitsu he masters throughout the series.
* ItsPersonal: The Pain Arc. From killing his beloved sensei, to blowing up his village, to (temporarily) killing his ''other'' sensei, and then trying to pull a NotSoDifferent comparison between Naruto and himself, by the time Naruto actually sees Pain for the first time, he wants him so, ''SO'' dead.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: His promise to bring back Sasuke for Sakura is rooted there. Though he also has [[TrueCompanions personal motives]] as well, and they overtake through the course of the story.
* JaggedMouth: Develops one in in his [[ClippedWingAngel Version 2]] Jinchuuriki Shroud, which leads to the Kyuubi taking over. [[spoiler: His Tailed Beast Mode also has this, being a chakra construct in the shape of the Nine-Tailed Fox.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Can be fairly blunt and quite willing to tell people when he thinks less than highly of them, but is very willing to help when needed.
* {{Keet}}: Naruto is very energetic and very loud.
* KirkSummation: His reply to Pain's MotiveRant.
* KnuckleCracking: Over and over. More than any mortal knuckle could really take.
* TheLeader: [[spoiler: Through CharacterDevelopment, Naruto has achieved this status by leading the entire Ninja World on the ground against Akatsuki. First against the Edo Kage menace, then against the White Zetsus, then against Obito, then against Obito and Madara, and finally against Obito, Madara, and the Ten-Tails. Due to his abilities, his power get people to follow him, and his gigantic [[TheHeart heart]] he had led the world against the most powerful threat long enough for the [[BigDamnHeroes Hokages and Sasuke]] to arrive.]]
** [[spoiler: While Sasuke starts to panic and begins to just try to rescue himself, Naruto, and Jugo, Naruto keeps his calm after reentering Biju Mode and activates all the chakra cloaks he left on the Alliance. After that, Minato teleports everyone out since all their chakra is linked. Even Sasuke is a bit...down when he realizes what Naruto did and has become, since Sasuke could only save three people...Naruto saved ''everyone''.]]
** [[spoiler: Tobirama even remarks that Naruto could become a better Hokage than his brother Hashirama.]]
** [[spoiler: Due to Ino transmitting his thoughts, feelings, and heart through the Alliance, he is able to rally them once again to fight Obito and the Shinju. Something ''Hashirama'' couldn't do.]]
** [[spoiler: Exemplified in chapter 651 when due to Naruto's leadership and bond with his friends, he's able to to defeat Obito despite Obito using the sword that the Rikudo Sennin used. And finally his leadership enabled the Alliance to utterly defeat Obito and free all the Biju in 654.]]
** [[spoiler: While Sasuke is the 'Team Leader' after Mugen Tsukuyomi, Naruto is making the plans and strategies against Kaguya, all of which have been successful.]]
* LeakedExperience: This is how Naruto's "train with a [[MesACrowd hundred doppelgangers]]" InstantExpert method works. He gains all the experience(s) of the clones when they're dismissed, like a reverse [[{{Pokemon}} EXP Share]].
* LeeroyJenkins: Often charges in on his own, and gets called out for it by Yamato, Kakashi and Sakura in the [[{{Filler}} Three-Tails arc]]. This is even explicitly [[DefiedTrope the reason why]] he was hidden what was going on [[spoiler:at the beginning of the War Arc.]] Of course, due to the fact that his clones enable him to watch his opponent's technique as many times as he needs to, it's to his advantage to be one.
** [[spoiler: Ironically, he was the only person who ''wasn't'' this trope when everyone went to try to stop Madara from resurrecting. Sasuke and Minato both charged in without a plan, and only Naruto realized that Obito was playing everyone, even Madara, for fools. If everyone had just listened...they'd have had just a killable Madara to deal with, instead of a unkillable Madara + Ten-Tails Jinchuriki Obito on the other side.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Considering that he's named after Jiraiya's main character in his best book, [[spoiler: and that Naruto's training was considered his greatest achievement before his death]] this definitely qualifies.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daPo6q4FXDw In part 1.]]
* LightningBruiser: He qualifies as this when using the Fox's power, and also when in [[SuperMode Sage Mode]]. He can even outmatch the Raikage's speed, who was previously ''fastest in the world''.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Appearance and ability wise. Personality wise he takes most after his ''mother''.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: [[spoiler:Minato]] is shown thinking that Sakura reminds him of Naruto's mother Kushina.
* LimaSyndrome: [[spoiler:Learning about the circumstances surrounding the Kyuubi being sealed inside him unlocked some sort of [[TheEmpath empathic powers]] which allows him to feel sympathy for the Kyuubi.]]
* LivingBattery: [[spoiler:To the point where he can supercharge the entire alliance with their own [[SuperMode Super Modes]].]]
* LivingWeapon: Although he was first introduced as a living prison, [[spoiler: Minato later outright stated he was made]] a Jinchuriki [[spoiler: for the purpose of combating The Masked Man]].
* LookWhatICanDoNow: Naruto uses this as his quasi standard way to progress. In fact, he does it ''in the first episode/volume'' when he first busts out what will later become his signature move.
* LoveMartyr: Counts as a platonic example for Sasuke.
* LukeIAmYourFather: His dad is the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze. Not that it wasn't [[TheUntwist incredibly obvious all along]].
** [[spoiler: His spiritual 'dad' is the Sage of Six Paths as he is the reincarnation of one of his sons. This also makes him Sasuke's spiritual brother, which may have been foreshadowed by him referring to his relationship with Sasuke as 'like having a brother' during their fight in Part I.]]
* MadeOfIron: the Kyuubi boosts his body's natural regeneration to superhuman levels, but damn does he take some serious hits. He was stabbed through both hands, arms and legs by Pain yet shows no signs of scar tissue.
* MagmaMan: Naruto gains [[spoiler:Lava Release from Son Goku, which he uses to create a Lava Release Rasenshuriken]].
* MagneticHero: Definitely. Other characters often point out his uncanny ability to bring out the good in people.
** He also has the uncanny ability to boost the morale of his peers. This was revealed as early as the Chuunin Exams. His refusal to quit during the second stage inspired '''everyone else''' to stay in as well.
* MeaningfulName: Naruto can either mean "maelstrom" or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narutomaki a type of fish cake]] ramen topping with a spiky starburst and spiral in the middle which obviously inspired his look. Uzumaki either means "spiral" or "whirlpool." Both names tie in well with his energetic personality and his signature move, the rasengan ("spiral sphere"), and narutomaki is meant to resemble the whirlpools in the Naruto Strait, which may have inspired [[spoiler:his mother's home village of Uzushiogakure, the Village Hidden in the Whirling Tides]].
* MentorsNewHope: Jiraiya considers training Naruto the one thing he definitely got right in his life.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Courtesy of AllOfTheOtherReindeer and the rumors about him becoming a demon going on a rampage against the village.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: When using [[OneWingedAngel large, uncontrolled quantities of the Kyuubi's chakra]].
* MrFanservice: Lots of [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]] in Part II. He spent whole arcs shirtless under oil- and waterfalls.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler:After taking control of the fox's power he summon many Chakra arms, each with a Rasengan on it..]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Not being able to save either Sasuke or Gaara comes off as this, especially in the TearJerker where he thinks he is useless for not being able to save either, especially seeing at it is his first major mission after three years training to defeat the Akatsuki and bring Sasuke back.
* NaughtyIsGood: His debut scene involves him pulling an elaborate prank involving FaceDoodling on the statues of the Hokage.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:He is personally thanked by Madara for stripping Obito of the tailed beasts, thus weakening him enough to regain control over him and bring about the evil Uchiha's revival.]]
* TheNicknamer: He often gives people nicknames based on some aspects of their personalities or appearances, either as insults, {{Affectionate Nickname}}s, or both, and often refers to them exclusively as such. To give a short list, Jiraiya is "Pervy Sage," Killer B is "Shades-Wearing Pops" or "Octopops," and Tsunade is "Grandma Tsunade" or simply "Grandma."
* NomDeMom: His last name comes from his mom Kushina Uzumaki in order to hide his ties with his father [[spoiler: Minato Namikaze, the fourth hokage.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Deconstructed. He grew up only being shunned and hated by the village, so he simply cannot recognize genuine affection towards him. He didn't understand Hinata's feelings towards him. When she offers him some medicine or an opportunity to cheat on a written exam, he finds it awkward (justified while Naruto thinks to himself Hinata is way too kind to sabotage him, he thinks Kiba might be putting her up to it).
* OneManArmy: He is TheCavalry by the time the Fourth War comes!
-->"I'm going to hit all the battle fronts at the same time and turn the tide!"
* OnlyMostlyDead: [[spoiler: After Kurama is extracted from him, Naruto's body starts shutting down. Sakura runs out of chakra trying to heal him and when his heart stops she is forced to ''manually'' pump it while giving him mouth-to-mouth to keep him alive.]]
* OrangeBlueContrast and RedOniBlueOni: In the anime, his chakra is blue, while the Kyuubi's is orange, turning [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red-and-black]] when he uses too much of the Kyuubi's power. He could originally only draw on the Kyuubi's chakra with extreme emotion, hence he was much calmer while using his own chakra.
** Also, Naruto=Red and Sasuke=Blue. Used very literally in the Shippouden opening and end themes.
* PainfulTransformation: His conversion to the four-tailed jinchuriki state involves his skin getting burned off by the Nine-Tails' chakra, with his blood coating his body along with the chakra field. When Yamato forcibly changes him back, he literally has no skin and screams in agony before passing out.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Like all biju and their hosts, Naruto is often described in a way analogous to a nuclear weapon.
* PowerFloats: [[spoiler: Chapter 680 reveals that Naruto can fly.]]
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "''You give up... on me giving up!''"
* PowersDoTheFighting: Naruto's chakra shroud has a mind of its own, and can launch its own attacks separate from his own.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his favourite hobbies is gardening. No really.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During the Land of Waves arc, he calls out Zabuza for his indifference to Gato's desecration of Haku's body, tearfully recanting what Haku had told him about how much he cared for Zabuza and the fact that he had just sacrificed his life to save him. Zabuza is genuinely moved to tears and proceeds to kill Gato himself.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using the Kyuubi's power and [[spoiler:Dark Naruto]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Naruto has [[spoiler: Ashura's chakra reincarnated into him. Unlike [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]] reincarnation, however, he doesn't have access to Ashura's mind, soul, and experience, thus isn't a literal reincarnation.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: In the battle against what is practically the [[spoiler:''God'' of Ninjutsu]], Naruto decides that it's good time to pull out his new technique: [[spoiler:the Sexy ''Reverse'' Harem no Jutsu]]. The fact that it even came close to working against such an opponent is an amazing feat in itself.
* RevealingSkill: After gaining [[spoiler:Ashura's powers]], Naruto gains this weakness in his shadow clone technique. While all of them are still functionally identical, [[spoiler:the real Naruto has the truth-seeking orbs floating behind him]].
** Subverted, [[spoiler:he can move the truth-seeking orbs near any clone within the orbs' range.]]
* RunningOnAllFours: Naruto each time the Bijuu cloak appears.
* ScaryFlashlightFace: Pulls it off several times in the "what's under Kakashi's mask?" episode. Each time earns him a good thwack upside the head from Sakura.
* ScrewDestiny: What he tells Neji after he defeats him in the Chunin exam, and pretty much anyone else who views him as a hopeless cause destined for failure.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Naruto has little respect for rules on a good day, and when those rules become a hindrance he ignores them entirely.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: He's the aforementioned Person, with a demon fox sealed within him.
* SecretLegacy: He is this to his father the Fourth Hokage.
* SelectiveMagnetism: He gains [[spoiler:Magnet Release from Shukaku and uses it form a Magnet Release Rasengan]].
* ShapingYourAttacks: His [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation Rasen]][[FumaShuriken shuriken]].
* SharedFamilyQuirks: According to Tsunade, although Naruto inherited his hair color from his father, [[spoiler:the Fourth Hokage]], his personality, favorite food, and even VerbalTic all come from his mother Kushina, including his unconventional battle-tactics ''and'' love of pranks.
* ShonenHair: Spiky blond hair for a shounen protagonist.
* SignatureMove:
** Shadow Clones and later Rasengan.
** The FumaShuriken seems to be acknowledged as Naruto's signature weapon in console games, despite the fact that he's only used it twice: once in Part I as part of a combo attack with Sasuke (where he disguised himself as the shuriken) and once in Part II (where he transformed his ''clone'' into one).
* SkilledButNaive: While quite strong, he's incredibly naive about the way the world works, and his desires to prevent anyone else from dying and to unite the entire ninja would would be completely impossible if not for WriterOnBoard.
* SpannerInTheWorks: To the point where [[spoiler:Tobi]] actually calls him out on this trope.
* SpiritedCompetitor: He was willing to pick a fight with his rival every chance he could get.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Towards Sasuke.
* StealthMentor: In a strange way, Naruto was this to [[spoiler:Itachi. Naruto declaring how he made it as far as he did with the help of his comrades and friends makes Itachi realize what true strength means, and how wrong he was to rely only on himself. His speech to Naruto about a belief only in yourself makes you arrogant and leads to failure? That was describing himself and his own failure.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Naruto will tend to mask his pain with a smile, such as when he promises Sakura to bring back Sasuke for her before and after the retrieval mission. Before the Chunin exams finals, he admitted to Hinata that he viewed himself as a loser and tried to act cool and brash to cope with this. In Part II, Pain [[spoiler:put him on the ropes by breaking him down with words, getting him to second guess his own actions]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks so identical to his father [[spoiler:Minato]] that [[spoiler:no one was suprised by the time of TheReveal]].
* SuperMode: Sage Mode and later stages of using the Kyuubi's chakra.
** AnimalBattleAura: His jinchuuriki chakra cloak.
** EnlightenmentSuperPower: Sage Mode.
** {{Flight}}: [[spoiler:Comes with the powers of Asura.]]
** GoldenSuperMode: One of his plethora of transformations, after [[spoiler: befriending Yang Kurama]], which allows him to use the kyuubi's power while staying in control. [[spoiler:After awakening his power as the reincarnation of Asura he gains what seemingly is a perfected mode of this, complete with the Truth-Seeking Orbs that both Obito and Madara use as the hosts of the Ten Tails.]]
*** PowerUpFullColorChange: His whole body turns gold/yellow with black markings here and there.
** InHarmonyWithNature: Sage Mode requires this.
** SuperEmpowering: [[spoiler:Naruto can use the Chakra Transfer technique to give his allies his AnimalBattleAura, which he can also independently control to protect them from attacks they couldn't otherwise defend against]].
** SuperHealing: [[spoiler: Linked to SuperEmpowering, Naruto is able to heal people with his shrouds even if they are on the brink of death.]]
** SuperPoweredEvilSide: Any chakra cloak tail form past two qualifies, as he starts acting more on instinct.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: He perfected sage mode, which Jiraiya wasn't able to do.
** He also surpassed Kakashi, because the latter wasn't able to add element manipulation to the rasengan--which is why Kakashi made chidori. Even the Fourth Hokage had been unable to add his elemental manipulation to the Rasengan.
* SwissArmySuperpower: Naruto's Shadow Clone Jutsu. The standard ability is it allows Naruto to create physical clones of himself. These clones can act as human shields, speed up his training, allows him to spam rasengans, and can be combined with his taijutsu techniques.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Naruto loathes Obito for his StrawNihilist views. Yet as he works to finally separate Obito from the tailed beasts, all of the Uchiha's emotions and memories come flooding in with them. Naruto experiences visions of the Uchiha's past, his dreams of becoming Hokage, his mourning Rin's death, [[TearJerker and is genuinely moved to tears over Obito's loss]].
* TakeAThirdOption: [[RunningGag This trope more or less defines Naruto]].
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Naruto convinces Pain and Konan to pull a HeelFaceTurn with words, [[spoiler: and later tries to do the same to Obito as well.]] Critics cynically refer to this as "Talk no Jutsu".
* TheTease: Sexy Jutsu turns him into a naked female version of himself.
* TeenyWeenie: According to Sai.
* ThousandYardStare: He has these shown after he finds out that [[spoiler:Jiraiya]] is dead.
* ThroatLight: Gets a white one when using the Kyuubi's power in the anime.
* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: Every time Naruto learns a new skill, it's quickly rendered insufficient and it's back to training. Rinse and repeat.
* ToBeAMaster: He doesn't just want to be the Hokage (the best ninja in Konoha). He wants to be the ''greatest'' Hokage, better than all before him.
* TookALevelInBadass: Several times. Achieving Sage mode and [[spoiler:harnessing the Nine-Tails chakra]] are the most notable occassions. His progress before the timeskip is practically nothing by comparison. To basically sum it up: [[spoiler:he has the full cooperation and power of the most powerful tailed beast short of the original, Sage Mode which gives him SuperStrength and toughness outside of that, the ability to power-up anyone he touches, and has chakra so incredibly strong it can be felt all the way to ''Konoha''. Plus, he can combine said Tailed Beast's power with Sage Mode to become even more powerful.]] If it weren't for [[IntangibleMan his]] [[CameBackStrong current]] [[GodOfEvil opponents]], this would be a clear case of StoryBreakerPower (though, for the Sasuke/Naruto fight which is practically inevitable, it'll be interesting to see how Sasuke will manage to level that playing field). [[spoiler: Each of them is revealed af the reincarnation of one of the Sage's sons, with Naruto gaining the ability to use the Sage's senjutsu abilities and Sasuke awakening what seem to be the eyes of the Ten Tails itself.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He absolutely ''adores'' ramen and all of its various flavors; it's pretty much the only thing he really eats.
* TrainingFromHell: His training to learn the Rasen-Shuriken involved using a jillion Shadow clones to master his chakra control. He fainted more than a couple of times.
* TraumaCongaLine: Sasuke, Jiraiya [[spoiler: and his parents]] are pretty much why he's so messed up.
* TheTrickster: At first.
* {{Ubermensch}}: In-universe. Since the first arc he has stated that he rejects the ordinary ninja way and will follow his own. It's constantly reaffirmed throughout the series.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite how far Sasuke has fallen, Naruto refuses to give up hope that he can be saved, though he is nonetheless resolved to fight and kill Sasuke if there's no other way.
** This a major part of Naruto's character. If someone become a friend of his, Naruto will be obsessed in rescuing them. As shown in the Kazekage rescue arc, he did everything to save Gaara. When he realized that Gaara died and Deidara got away, Naruto was so enraged; he turn to his two tails form. And the last time he met Gaara face to face, was Gaara trying to murder him, Sasuke and Sakura.
** It was especially shown in the Invasion of Pain arc. It was an of arc of Pain pushing nearly every last one of Naruto's berserk buttons. [[spoiler:He bombed Konoha, killed Kakashi and nearly killed Hinata and especially killing Jiraiya. Naruto in the end refused to kill Nagato. He was loyal enough to Jiraiya that he refused to trample on Jiraiya's beliefs, even if he had some trouble believing them himself.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Jiraiya describes him as this during the chunin exams. Thanks to his high levels of Chakra, Naruto doesn't need to worry about the fine control his peers do and can more readily rely on raw power ninjutsu. This is played in contrast to Neji's WeakButSkilled. Later, Shadow Clone training helps convert raw power into skill, but he's still prone to muscle his way through jutsus that require loose chakra control. [[spoiler: At least until he learns Sage Mode, which is enough to fight Pain on equal terms using an energy even more difficult than Chakra]].
** Ebisu also points out that he and Sasuke are this way in chakra control compared to Sakura. Sakura has by far the least chakra of the three, but the ability to use it the best. Naruto and Sasuke have far more chakra, but end up spending far more of it on their jutsus, to lesser effect, because their control issues.
* UnstoppableRage: Thrice. In part 1 when he believed Sasuke had been killed, in part 2 against Orochimaru and when Pain [[spoiler:seemingly kills Hinata]].
** [[spoiler: After Obito kills thousands more shinobi that Naruto was actively protecting and nearly kills Shikamaru, Naruto's rage brings tears to his eyes and he is even able to ''damage'' Obito in his black sphere!]]
* VerbalTic: "''Dattebayo''/Believe It!" He uses it as a comma, for gods sake. "The sky's blue, Believe It!" Curiously, when the English dub has to acknowledge his verbal tic once more, in ''Storm 3'' for instance, it's translated instead as "Ya know?"
** InheritanceOfAcquiredTraits: [[spoiler: His mother has almost the exact same VerbalTic ("Dattebane" to his "Dattebayo"), which he couldn't have possibly picked up from her, as he'd been born no more than an hour before she died]].
* WarriorTherapist: [[{{Irony}} Especially against Neji and Gaara]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Sasuke. Big time.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Naruto had a phase of this with his Kage Bunshin and Rasengan, but he seems to have grown out of it (this probably hangs on fans' minds because this is the point he was at when the plot of the anime took a 80-episode {{Filler}} break, so we got to see these milked for much, much more than they were worth).
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Delivered one when he fought Gaara.
-->'''Naruto:''' It's almost unbearable, isn't it? The feeling of being all alone. I know that feeling; I've been there in that dark and lonely place, but now there are others... other people who mean a lot to me. I care more about them than I do myself, and I won't let anyone hurt them. That's why I won't ever give up. I will stop you even if I have to kill you!\\
'''Gaara:''' But why... why would you do this for anyone but yourself?\\
'''Naruto:''' Because they saved me from myself. They rescued me from my loneliness; they were the first to accept me for who I am. They're my friends.
* WorldsStrongestMan: A number of people have attributed this to him. He's been claimed to have surpassed the Fourth several times over and [[spoiler: Tobirama directly compares Naruto to Hashirama upon witnessing his mastery of Sage Mode, and later admits that Naruto may eventually become a greater Hokage than his brother was. After obtaining Rikudo Senjutsu, Kakashi states he surpassed all Hokage and is matching and overwhelming [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Kaguya Otutsuki]] blow for blow]].
* YuriFan: Shown by
Konohamaru's Girl on Girl Justu.
jutsus that included shadow clones of the naked Sai and Sasuke.



[[folder:Sasuke Uchiha]]
-->'' I hate a lot of things, and I don't particularly like anything. What I have is not a dream, because I will make it a reality. I'm going to restore my clan, and kill a certain someone.''

->Voiced by: Creator/NoriakiSugiyama (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN), Victor Ugarte (Latin America), Adolfo Moreno and Eduardo Bosch (Spain. As a kid and adult, respectively)

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Sasuke Uchiha is Naruto's [[TheRival rival]] and TheLancer of Team 7, a prodigy who possesses the [[MegaManning power copying]] Sharingan bloodline limit. He's [[LastOfHisKind one of the last remaining members of the Clan]], who were mostly murdered by his AloofBigBrother Itachi in a single night. Since the incident, Sasuke focused himself to acquire enough power to kill Itachi and avenge the clan. Initially a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] and so-not-a-team player, Sasuke develops a grudging respect for Naruto. He eventually grows jealous of the possibility of Naruto outshining him, and abandons Konoha and heads off to join Orochimaru, who desired his Sharingan. Not even an epic battle with Naruto could change his mind.

In ''Shippuden,'' he returns, ''stronger than ever'', and now knows of the Nine-Tailed Fox inside Naruto. He disposes of Orochimaru, forms a team of the latter's old captives and associates, calling the team "Snake", and finally faces his brother in battle.
->His hobbies are training and taking walks.
->Favorite word: "power"

to:

[[folder:Sasuke Uchiha]]
-->'' I hate a lot of things, and I don't particularly like anything. What I have is not a dream, because I will make it a reality. I'm going to restore my clan, and kill a certain someone.
[[folder:Kakashi Hatake]]
-->''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than scum.
''

->Voiced by: Creator/NoriakiSugiyama Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal Creator/DaveWittenberg (EN), Victor Ugarte Alfonso Obregon-Inclan (Latin America), Adolfo Moreno and Eduardo Bosch (Spain. As a kid and adult, respectively)

Juan Antonio Arroyo (Spain)

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Sasuke Uchiha
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Kakashi Hatake
is Naruto's [[TheRival rival]] and TheLancer a sneaky, snarky ninja who serves as sensei of Team 7, a prodigy and also as TheBigGuy and TheSmartGuy. Prior to Team 7, he had failed ''every single'' applicant who possesses the [[MegaManning power copying]] Sharingan bloodline limit. had come before him. He's [[LastOfHisKind one of the last remaining members strongest ninja in Konoha, and is never seen without his dirty pornographic novel/manga.

Kakashi, for reasons that are at first unknown, has a Sharingan in his left eye, despite not being
of the Clan]], who were mostly murdered by Uchiha (In a Gaiden {{prequel}} story, the eye was revealed to have been transplanted from his AloofBigBrother Itachi in deceased friend Obito Uchiha, one of Sasuke's relatives). Kakashi has mastered its use about as well as a single night. Since non-Uchiha can, picking up the incident, Sasuke focused himself to acquire enough power to kill Itachi epithet "Copy Ninja". He knows dozens of techniques and avenge uses them, but his ''only'' unique jutsu is the clan. Initially a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] Chidori (and its upgraded form, Raikiri), which electrifies his arm, allowing it to punch through anything. He learned the Rasengan from his former sensei, the Fourth Hokage.

In ''Shippuden'', Naruto
and so-not-a-team player, Sasuke develops Sakura's development causes Kakashi to serve less as a grudging respect for Naruto. mentor and more as a comrade. He's somehow managed to pick up a variant of the Mangekyo Sharingan that differs from Itachi's, which he uses to crush Deidara's arm in the first arc. He still teaches Naruto, though, eventually grows jealous helping him create a more powerful variant of the possibility of Naruto outshining him, and abandons Konoha and heads off to join Orochimaru, who desired his Sharingan. Not even an epic battle with Naruto could change his mind.

Rasengan.

In ''Shippuden,'' the Fourth Shinobi World War, he returns, ''stronger than ever'', and now knows serves as the leader of the Nine-Tailed Fox inside Naruto. He disposes of Orochimaru, forms a team of the latter's old captives and associates, calling the team "Snake", and finally faces his brother in battle.
Third Division.
->His hobbies are training and taking walks.
hobby is reading (Icha Icha series).
->Favorite word: "power"
"Teamwork"



* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to Kishimoto anyway.
* AloofAlly: Towards Tobi and Orochimaru, as he only worked with them to achieve his own goals and betrayed them as soon as they stopped being useful to him in his quest for revenge.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Just like Naruto, Sasuke also has a chip on his shoulder over wanting to outdo him.
* AntiVillain: He only wanted his clan members avenged.
** AntiHero: After meeting Itachi once again, he decides to [[spoiler: seek answers from the previous Hokage with Orochimaru's help, and upon learning about the Uchiha, the Senju, what are Shinobi, and what is a village, Sasuke decides that he will become Hokage, and build a better system than the one that created him. Though, depending on how exactly he intends to achieve that, he may still be an AntiVillain.]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: In his relationship towards Naruto and his desire to fight only strong opponents in order to achieve his goal of killing Itachi Uchiha. This has him lose to Rock Lee and nearly die in facing Gaara. Losses to Itachi and others teach him humility in time.
* {{Asexual}}[=/=]CelibateHero: Sasuke has never shown any undisputable romantic or sexual interest towards anyone, because [[{{Asexual}} that's the way he is]] or/and [[CelibateHero it would hinder his objectives of revenge]]. If he is interested, he's really good at hiding it.
* AvengingTheVillain: How he justifies his objective of [[spoiler: killing every single member of the Leaf village]]. Interesting in that it's clearly ''not'' what [[spoiler: Itachi]] would have wanted.
* AxCrazy: From the Kages summit on, though he has had the SanityBall at times. Notably when he sees Itachi again.
* {{Badass}}: Despite what you think of him, he is nothing short of this due to how much Naruto invests himself to reach his level. Even the most talented and elite shinobi of the entire world admit he's a genius with potential beyond theirs. Even the [[spoiler:resurrected Second Hokage]] states that Sasuke is as prodigious as Madara. Orochimaru also confidently states that Sasuke's power has yet to reach its peak and that he would eventually surpass Madara himself.
** BadassBaritone: Obviously.
** BadAssBoast: Delivers an ''epic'' one at the end of the [[spoiler:"Eternal Mangekyo" Fragment]] chapter in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.
-->"Just wait... I'm going to find you..."
-->"Even in the fog of war... This eye will keep you in my sights..."
-->"I'll teach you..."
-->"How weak your thinking is..."
-->"How deep my hatred runs..."
-->"You're '''NEXT'''...Naruto..."
** HeartbrokenBadass: His family's death in his backstory make him one today.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Psychological torture in his case. [[DeusAngstMachina Three times]], each worse than the last:
** First when he was 7 years old, making him a socially inept, revenge obsessed kid.
** Second time after he re-encountered his big brother, who broke several of his bones, left him in a month-long coma, destroyed his self-worth, ranked his [[UptoEleven obsession to eleven]] and [[RevengeBeforeReason caused]] him to sever all his bonds to join one of the biggest monsters in the series.
** The third time finally ripped apart what little sanity he had left and transformed him into a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge deranged avenger]].
* BaitTheDog: [[spoiler:Thought his HeelFaceTurn marked an actual change in behavior? Nope. He's made it pretty clear he intends to kill Naruto once everything's said and done, and still cares for nothing except his own agenda.]]
* BastardUnderstudy: Towards Orochimaru and Tobi.
* BattleAura: [[spoiler: Gains two: when [[MadeOfDiamond Susano'o]] first manifests, and the Version 1 Cloak Naruto gave him, which also boosts Susano'o to tailed beast size.]]
* BerserkButton: Part I and a good chunk of Part II, any time Itachi is near him. After the latter's defeat, [[spoiler:any remark about his clan, ''especially'' if it's about Itachi, is enough to make Sasuke snap]].
* {{Bishonen}}: In-universe, almost every female character he met has noticed how goodlooking he is.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: When using his Cursed Seal of Heaven's second stage his sclera would turn black and his irises [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow]], though he usually used his [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] in conjunction with it.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: His Susanoo.
* BreakTheCutie: In his backstory, when he was ForcedToWatch his brother murder his clan, at the age of seven. Repeatedly. For days upon days in his mind.
* BrokenAce: Sasuke was introduced as TheAce in contrast to Naruto, being extremely skilled, popular, wanted by all the girls. But he's also incredibly damaged inside because of his past.
** It gets worse as the series goes on. He's extremely gifted, able to use some of the strongest attacks seen yet at the ripe age of about Seven-teen, and can hold it his own against foes like [[LightningBruiser The Raikage]]. He's even more damaged inside than before and it gets brutally thrown back at him.
* TheBrute: Ultimately all he was to Tobi; he utilized Sasuke's [[SuperpowerLottery Mangekyo Sharingan]] and [[AxCrazy increasingly irrational mindset]] for as long as he was sure Sasuke would stay [[AloofAlly somewhat]] loyal to him, and offers him to Kabuto once he's done.
* ByronicHero: To Naruto's AllLovingHero.
* CainAndAbel: With Itachi.
* CantCatchUp: This, towards Itachi, was what ultimately made him leave the Leaf. He felt threatened when it appeared that Naruto ''could'' catch up with and eventually surpass him, as it was a reminder that he wasn't close to catching up to Itachi, if he couldn't be the best in his own team.
** [[spoiler: And again in comparison to Naruto during the fight against Juubi Jin Obito. After it became clear that Naruto had pretty much surpassed him and was currently one of only two people (the other being a zombie) that can actually hurt Obito, Sasuke watched on, silently surprised by Naruto's progress. Even after Sasuke realizes that he could use Jugo to augment his techniques so they work on Obito, he was still relying on both Naruto's power and Jugo's power to stay in the game, while Naruto is that powerful ''all by himself''.]]
** [[spoiler:After they both gain Hagoromo's power, Sasuke still ends up with the shorter stick, his power boost having mostly enhanced abilities he already had and giving him a more much powerful Perfect Susano'o, Rinnegan, and Rinnegan Teleportation, while Naruto got several new powers out of the deal due to now having all nine Biju sealed inside him and mastering Senjutsu previously. To his credit, Sasuke does realize as much, mostly playing decoy to give Naruto openings to attack, expressing only frustration when their plans fail to get Kaguya sealed.]]
* ChickMagnet: Not that he cares.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Almost everyone he gets involved with. In chronological order: the Leaf Village, Orochimaru, Itachi's will, Tobi, Jugo and Suigetsu, Karin, Sakura again, Zetsu.
* CoolSword: Kusanagi. It's shiny.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair and eyes, as opposed to Naruto's blond and blue-eyed appearance.
* CursedWithAwesome: His Sharingan eyes grant him great power. [[spoiler: According to Tobirama, the Sharingan is a product of the Curse of Hatred.]]
* DeadlyUpgrade: The Mangekyou Sharingan. It grants numerous cool powers but slowly degrades the user's eyesight with each use. His Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan averts this.
* DeathGlare: Used very early towards Sakura, but most instances are in part II where it is enough to scare Kabuto, [[EmotionSuppression Sai]] or [[AxCrazy Juugo]].
* DefrostingIceKing: Throughout the first several arcs thanks to his friendly rivalry with Naruto. Then his brother showed up, tortured him and rekindled the thirst for revenge, which coupled with Sasuke's jealousy over Naruto's progress inspired him to run away from the village to train with a psychopath...
* DetachedSleeves: They may be heat-resistant, given breathing fire is one of his main moves.
* {{Determinator}}: As a part of his role as Naruto's {{Foil}}. While it's not as overstated as his rival's, Sasuke takes an ''insane'' amount of punishment in many of his battles and ''just keeps going''. Making it even more impressive is that he doesn't have a bijuu sealed inside of him to augment his stamina. The best example of this is probably when he fights through four kages, kills Danzo, and then, while near-blind due to Mangekyo overuse, fights Kakashi to a standstill, and then still has enough energy left to clash with Naruto one last time before he leaves the battlefield.
** [[spoiler:Then, during the battle against Madara, even after he is run through on his own sword, he keeps trying to get up, despite the fact that he's dying.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: He is the most important character in the story bar Naruto himself.
* DiscardAndDraw: Loses his cursed seal, his regenerative powers, and certain other abilities from Orochimaru's remains, but acquires the Mangekyou Sharingan.
* [[DisproportionateRetribution Disproportionate and]] MisplacedRetribution: [[spoiler: Wants to kill everybody living in Konoha, even those completely unaware of what happened or not even born then, for the village elders' role in the Uchiha Massacre]].
* EasilyForgiven: Played straight by [[spoiler: Orochimaru, Jugo, Suigetsu and Karin]]. Averted by [[spoiler:the Shinobi Army, who rationally call him out on being ridiculous in thinking he can just come back like nothing happened]]. Finally, on a personal level, [[spoiler:Sakura clearly doesn't buy this sudden redemption, and Naruto's too busy leading the war effort to make an issue of it]].
* EquippableAlly: [[spoiler:Like Madara, he can use his Susanoo's perfect form as a suit of armor for Tailed Beasts.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Constantly told Suigetsu not to kill innocent people, and was aganist Orochimaru's methods even describing them as stupid and selfish. Although, this was before he became even more evil after finding out the truth about the Uchiha Massacre.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even before he and Naruto actually become friends, he is absolutely ''furious'' at Sakura when she confides in him that she believes Naruto is such an undisciplined prankster because he had no parents to teach him how to act and promptly chews her out for it. After all, he knows from personal experience that not having parents bites.
* EvilCounterpart: Lampshaded frequently by Naruto.
** Also, Gaara views Sasuke as his EvilCounterpart too. He {{lampshades}} this during his fight with the latter in the Kage Summit Arc.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Udon was shown makin googly eyes at Sasuke after he saved them from Kankuro.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Naruto and Sakura.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/2/21/Sasuke3.jpg Sharingan]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110804172557/naruto/images/5/55/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Sasuke.svg Mangekyo Sharingan]], [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110831142624/naruto/images/1/11/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Sasuke_%28Eternal%29.svg Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan]], and [[spoiler:Rinnegan]].
* {{Expy}}: Supernatural, intense [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] that come with a useful power boost? Check. Aloof, impersonal personality? Check. The [[LastOfHisKind only survivor]] of his beloved clan's massacre? Check. Obsessed with vengeance and goes to great lengths to obtain it? Check and check. He carries many traits similar to yet another character designed by Togashi, [[HunterXHunter Kurapika]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Defects from Konoha to join Orochimaru after Itachi {{Mind Rape}}s him a second time, going so far as to try to kill Naruto to gain his Mangekyo Sharingan. He remained an [[VillainProtagonist antagonistic character]] up to the point where he learned the true truth behind the Curse of the Uchiha and Madara Uchiha's vendetta.
* FallenHero: Very much so.
* FightMagnet: He spends a lot of time seeking them out, but they come to him just as often. Case in point, Deidara jumping him because by defeating Orochimaru, he basically [[KillSteal stole]] [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou his kill]][[note]]Long story short, it's because Orochimaru left Akatsuki that they recruited Deidara. The latter was forced to join the organization. He swore to kill Orochimaru himself as a revenge. Plus, Uchihas piss Deidara off in general.[[/note]]
* FlashStep: [[spoiler:Thanks to his new Rinnegan, he can teleport. It doesn't use seals, but it needs line of sight, limiting its effective range]].
* FuumaShuriken: Sasuke is very fond of them using many [[TrickShot trick throws]] by attaching them to wires as well as one that is rigged to split apart and fire.
* FreakOut: Happens ''thrice''.
** First after the slaughtering of his clan and he gets {{Mind Rape}}d by Itachi: the sweet and shy little kid becomes obsessed with revenge.
** Second after he meets again Itachi, is beaten to a pulp and [[MindRape Mind Raped]] again: it leads to his FaceHeelTurn.
** Third one is delayed: [[spoiler:after he learns the truth about Itachi, he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jumps Off The Slippery Slope]], but it's only after he kills Danzou that he spectacularly freaks out]]. The [[SanitySlippage result]] is [[OmnicidalManiac not]] [[TheUnfettered pretty]]. ''At all''. Lucklily, he's backpedaled after a run-in with [[spoiler: Itachi as an Impure Resurrection]], but he's still on the fence about his desire for vengeance.
* GenerationXerox: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig Zagged]]. For a while, Sasuke was similar to Orochimaru, but now that he isn't following the path of his teacher, [[spoiler:his life seems to be headed a direction similar to several of his ''ancestors''. It was explicitly called the curse of the Uchiha.]] Then [[spoiler:Kakashi]] brings back the comparison with Orochimaru, if only for the teacher versus student parallel.
* GenocideBackfire: His goal is to kill Itachi for slaughtering their clan. [[spoiler: It was revealed Itachi did so to stop a potential civil or world war. After he "succeeds" in killing Itachi, he wanted to kill every Konoha citizen for what his brother had to do]].
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He reacted poorly to learning that [[spoiler: his brother loved him above all else and self-sacrificed. And that it was by order of Konoha that the Uchiha were killed]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Started out as this status, before he underwent his FaceHeelTurn.
* GreenEyedMonster: To a sickening degree. Mostly directed towards Itachi and Naruto, but he generally can't stand the very idea that anyone could be stronger than him.
* GrewASpine: [[spoiler: After Itachi told him "I will always love you," Sasuke surprised Orochimaru by resurrecting him so he could get answers from The Ones Who Know Everything and make his own decisions about what his path should be. Comes to a head in 627 when he tells Hashirama he'll protect Konoha.]]
* HandsomeLech: In the ''[[ItsAWonderfulPlot Road To Ninja]]'' movie. His AU counterpart isn't plagued by a horrid clan massacre, so he's developed into a more normal sense of a teenage male, a flirtatious dude.
* HatesBeingTouched: Itachi's fault.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: During the Chunin and [[spoiler: Hunt for Itachi arc]], he goes from being JerkWithAHeartOfGold to JerkAss with just a few facts revealed to him. It gets worse in Part 2, where after killing Itachi he apathetically dismisses Tobi until he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation learns the truth about why Itachi did what he did]]. His obsession with revenge increases to the point where he abandons and sacrifices his teammates, but after speaking with the resurrected Itachi [[WasItReallyWorthIt starts to question his motivations]]. After hearing the tale of the Hokage, Sasuke chooses to follow in his brother's footsteps and protect Konoha from Madara. [[spoiler:However, he's still a [[JerkAss jerkass]] toward his former teammates and is implied to have ulterior motives...]]
* HeirToTheDojo: Sasuke is treated like this by pretty much everyone in Part I.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Fits this trope to a T.
* HighCollarOfDoom: It runs in the clan.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Madara fatally injures him with his own sword.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The ease with which Sasuke can be manipulated by someone who is ObviouslyEvil is astonishing. He claims he is aware of it and just doesn't care much, and he was planning to betray Orochimaru from the start, but that doesn't change the fact that the current situation (both in good and bad ways) can be traced back to Sasuke's own actions.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Subverted, When Sakura approaches him claiming to want to join him, Sasuke tells her to prove her loyalty by killing his teammate Karin [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness (who had outlived her usefulness as far as he was concerned)]]. She wasn't going to do either, it was just a ploy to kill him. Before she can do either, he tries to stab her in the back, either seeing through her lie or just not caring.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of his most-utilized ways of trying to one-hit-kill an opponent is impaling them with Chidori or one of its variations, though it has yet to actually kill one of its targets. [[spoiler: Madara shows him how Naruto and Karin felt with his own sword in Chapter 661.]]
* IneffectualLoner: Initially, as he was keen on not relying on others but kept slipping up and getting his butt kicked.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Kishimoto (as Kakashi) lampshaded this himself. Sasuke will never admit someone is his better, but will obsess if he ''thinks'' someone is. Sasuke had an absolutely ''massive'' one towards Itachi before he killed their clan. He also developed one towards Naruto over the course of Part One, refusing to believe Naruto was stronger than him but driving himself crazy thinking he was, which eventually lead to his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Irony}}: Though Sasuke claims to want to destroy Konoha, almost every action he has taken during the course of the story has worked to the Village's benefit.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Even if his motive is to honor his dead clan, his ''actions'' are increasingly self-centered. The problem begins when he chooses to ditch Konoha to learn under the criminal who atttemted to destroy it, showing no regard for his classmates who risked their lives trying to bring him back, and wanting to kill Naruto because he considered acquiring the Mangekyo Sharingan more important than Naruto's life (which probably wouldn't have have worked, as the process requires a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment to awaken the eyes, and Sasuke clearly didn't care enough about Naruto for this to happen). It gets worse after learning the truth about Itachi. He kidnaps (what he thinks is) Killer Bee, dooming a man he barely knows to a slow and painful death just so he can have the Tailed Beast inside him to use agaisnt Konoha. During the Kage Summit, he thinks of nothing but revenge against Danzo, killing or attempting to kill all the Samurai, Kage and their bodyguards who get in his way, ditching two teammates when saving them becomes inconvenient, and [[spoiler:[[ShootTheHostage stabbing through the remaining one]] (after she'd healed his life-threatening injuries ''twice'' during the arc) when saving her becomes inconvenient as well]]. Finally, his plan to [[spoiler:kill everyone in Konoha for the Uchiha Clan massacre that only a select few are responsible for is best described as [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery forcing his suffering onto everyone else]]]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Post-FaceHeelTurn. Even more so after he finds out the truth about Itachi. Driving it in is the way he [[KickTheDog abandons Karin and disowns her as useless once she becomes a liability, even though she had just healed him a short while before.]] [[spoiler:Even after his HeelFaceTurn he still doesn't exactly see (or refuses to accept) that his clan was its own worst enemy, and instead is now focusing his hatred on the entire shinobi system. He may not go about it in the pure jerkass KillEmAll way like before, but he is perfectly willing to be an ass to others around him if they don't go along with his goals. He also intends to kill Naruto, so obviously he hasn't quite gotten over the root of his problems.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Back before his FaceHeelTurn, he was this. Though he presented a cold facade, he grew to care about Naruto and Sakura
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to be Hokage, he refuses the idea that his clan might be to blame for its trouble, instead projecting it onto the system itself. Not only that, he's an ass to ''everyone'', even Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura who saved his life multiple times. He downright degrades Kakashi and Sakura, calling them useless and refusing to be the least bit forthcoming until they accept that he's in charge. He later makes it perfectly clear he'll let them die if it means winning.]]
** [[spoiler: This also extends to everyone caught in the Infinite Tsukuyomi.]]
* KickTheDog: If stabbing [[spoiler:Karin]] wasn't enough in itself, [[UngratefulBastard disowning]] [[TheMedic her]] as [[TheLoad useless]] puts the ice on the cake. However, [[spoiler: Karin pathetically swoons over his smooth-talking and accepts the apology.]] Meanwhile, ''Suigetsu'' gets the business end of all [[spoiler: her]] pent-up angst.
** KickTheSonOfABitch: His usual MO, and what keeps him from becoming truly irredeemable from a plot perspective. Orochimaru, Deidara, Itachi, Danzo... even Karin could count under this, considering that she was explicitly stated to be loyal to Orochimaru when he was alive, and was shown to have ruled his South Base with a ruthless iron fist.
* KillingIntent: In part two, thanks to Orochimaru. It's so strong, it's enough to calm down Ax Crazies Juugo and Suigetsu.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: When [[spoiler:his Rinnegan]] was first portrayed on colored pages, it was red. On the cover of Chapter 686, [[spoiler:it's light purple]], and explanation's been given as to why.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Sasuke spent the better part of the manga cutting off bonds with his former friends and stabbing his allies in the back all for the sake of power and revenge, it ultimately leaves him dying alone in the battlefield after being stabbed in heart and discarded by Madara who cut off his bonds with and betrayed everyone for the sake of accomplishing his plan. To make it painfully clear, his panels are put side to side with Naruto who is also dying but has his two closest friends Gaara and [[CombatMedic Sakura]] trying to save his life.]]
** [[spoiler:To put icing on the cake, Karin, the woman who he disowned as useless despite saving his life in every battle he took part since recruiting her is for the first time too far away to save him from a fatal wound she could easily heal. Sasuke must be bitting off his tongue for not having her around now.]]
** [[spoiler: Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] as Kabuto, Orochimaru and the Hawk team eventually saved him even if, with the exception of [[StalkerWithACrush Karin]], they did it with unclear intentions.]]
** [[spoiler: Inverted with Sakura, Obito, and Kakashi. Despite deeming them useless, Sakura and Obito ''save his ass'' when Kaguya traps him in the desert dimension. And thanks to Obito, Kakashi awakens the Sharingan in ''both eyes'' and saves Sakura from Kaguya by manifesting Perfect Susano'o, leaving Sasuke speechless.]]
* LastOfHisKind: Subverted. He is called this, but his brother was still alive at the time, only disowned. Not long after Itachi's death, it's revealed there is another Uchiha still alive, and well hidden.
** [[spoiler: Now he is the last of his kind. Obito, Itachi, and Madara are all dead.]]
* TheLancer: To Kakashi's Leader role being trained more closely than Sakura or Naruto and taking up the leadership position during the Chuunin exams. Also to Naruto's Hero role as his primary {{foil}} throughout the series.
* LaughingMad: Twice, the first time after achieving his Cursed Seal Level 2 form, and the second time after [[spoiler: Kakashi asks him to give up on his quest for revenge.]]
* TheLeader: In the absence of Kakashi during Part I, particularly the Chunin Exams. He also serves as a fairly effective one to Team Taka through most of Part II. He assumes leadership again much later [[spoiler: when it's Team 7 vs. the world under the Infinite Tsukoyomi. Despite Naruto's objections and the fact that he puts it in the rudest possible manner, Kakashi concedes that Sasuke is the best choice for leader since his Rinnegan is the key to stopping the Infinite Tsukoyomi]].
* LeaderWannabe: Post-timeskip [[spoiler: following his HeelFaceTurn, he declares that he intends to become Hokage. The others call him out on how ridiculous this sounds. His takeover of Team 7 when Infinite Tsukoyomi hits isn't exactly full of tact, either, but Kakashi says they should go with it since Sasuke's the only one who knows what's going on]].
* LeeroyJenkins: Has taken to this trope since getting the Mangekyo Sharingan. He gets better by the [[spoiler:Fourth Shinobi World War]], since he's been holding on to the SanityBall.
* LivingMacGuffin: Between [[TheHero Naruto]], [[TrueCompanions Sakura]], [[MadScientist Orochimaru]], [[BigBadWannabe Kabuto]] and [[BigBad Tobi]], everyone seems to want some part of Sasuke. Even Pain shows interest towards him once or twice (even if they never meet).
* LonersAreFreaks
* LonerTurnedFriend: For a time, he started to open himself to the others before Itachi's beatdown caused him to head in the opposite direction.
* LoveMakesYouEvil and [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Crazy]]: According to [[spoiler:Tobirama]], like with many other Uchiha, this is the reason why Sasuke went so completely off the deep end. [[spoiler:Not because he is incapable of loving someone, but because when he loves, he loves so deeply and fundamentally that when that love is lost, it ultimately destroys him, which was exactly happened with Itachi.]]
* MagicalEye: The Sharingan and then later the Mangenkyou Sharingan, and then finally the Eternal Magenkyou Sharingan. They grant the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]...
** AuraVision: He develops the ability to see chakra and can even discern chakra type.
** CombatClairvoyance: The Sharigan sharpens his eyesight by leagues. With it, he's able to read & anticipate enemy movements without missing a beat.
** InstantArmor: The Susanoo technique, which has a more monstrous appearance than Itachi's [[spoiler: and ultimately transcends to its Perfect state, looking similar to Madara's]].
** HypnoticEyes: Like Itachi, Sasuke can use Tsukuyomi, though his is not as developed as he can't control the victim's perception of time.
** {{Hellfire}}: While Itachi primarily favored his Sharingan's genjutsu ability, Sasuke seems to focus on the [[TechnicolorFire Amaterasu]] technique via the Blaze Release. His Susanoo even has a FlamingSword covered in the Blaze Release flames.
** MegaManning: Averted save for one instance. The Sharingan can copy almost any jutsu except the Blood Limits, but Sasuke has only ever been shown to copy one thing this way: a bit of Rock Lee's Taijutsu that he couldn't properly utilize anyway.
** After realizing his power as [[spoiler: the reincarnation of Indra, the elder son of the Sage of Six Paths]] and receiving power from the Sage's spirit, Sasuke awakens [[spoiler:the Rinnegan, which he [[MismatchedEyes only possesses in his left eye]] and which bears a striking resemblance to Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's ThirdEye and the eye of the Ten Tails, possessing nine Sharingan-like tomoe.]]
* MasterSwordsman: Is extremely skilled with his chokuto.
* MindRape: Immediately after the Uchiha Massacre, Sasuke was subjected to this by Itachi, forcing him to relive their parents' murder again and again for days on end.
* MoralMyopia: His revenge was kind of justified [[spoiler: till the truth of Itachi being a double agent was revealed]], then he comes across as spiteful. [[spoiler:After meeting the Hokages, he's come to the conclusion that it's the ''system'' which is the problem, not the actions of himself or his kin.]]
* MrFanservice: Again, not that he cares.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After learning the truth about Itachi.]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: "Sasuke" comes from famous folktale ninja Sarutobi Sasuke. It's also the name of the Third Hokage's father, who Mikoto named him after.
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: In 680, he bluntly tells Naruto that [[spoiler: Kaguya is a hair's breadth from assimilating all humanity and only they can stop her, so they can't afford to worry about Sakura and Kakashi. Naruto admits he's got a point, but also reminds Sasuke of what he did on the bridge.]]
* NeverBeHurtAgain: Sasuke's motivation for [[spoiler: wanting to be Hokage]] is to reform the institutions that caused him so much pain from the inside so they can't screw up anyone else's life, or his anymore.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Sasuke almost seems pathologically resistant to any negative consequences of his actions or those of his clan. After learning that they were staging a coup, he blames the village for it. Meeting the Hokages only serves to convince him that the entire ninja system is flawed and that only ''he'' can fix it. He even goes so far as to claim he'll become Hokage, ignoring the fact that his current status would make Konohamaru a more likely immediate candidate than himself. Basically, he ''knew'' he wouldn't be [[EasilyForgiven easily forgiven]] for what he's done... he just doesn't give a damn, as usual.]]
** [[spoiler:Though to be fair, blaming a seventeen-year-old kid for not wanting to think that his beloved family was anything other than a group of paragons of goodness seems to be petty and unfair at best. All the other stuff does hold though.]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Lampshaded with his Hawk Summoning Contract, but mostly averted with his other abilities. All of the other abilities he gains (Cursed Seal, Mangekyo Sharingan and all of its requisite techniques etc.) are, at the very least, foreshadowed in some significant manner which justifies his possession of them before he gets them, even if he, in particular, is not the one using them at those times, which takes them out of the territory of this trope. Mostly, any smatterings of this trope in him seem to be a case of the author not devoting a large amount of time to Sasuke's training montages rather than anything else.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Saved Karin from Killer Bee, which allowed the latter to escape. If he hadn't done this, it's likely his side would've already won the War. [[SubvertedTrope Though in the long run it would've been bad for Sasuke too, as he changed sides later on.]]
* NotWorthKilling: Itachi claims he let Sasuke live through the massacre because of this, but [[spoiler: it's not true.]]
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: [[spoiler:Unaware of Itachi killing the Uchihas under the orders of the Hidden Leaf elders]]. When he found, he ''didn't'' take it well.
* OneWingedAngel: His Level 2 Cursed Seal of Heaven form, which gives him grey skin, purple hair, black sclera and lips, fangs, a star-like mark on his nose, and hand-shaped wings. He lost one wing to Deidara and the ability to use it altogether after Itachi purged him [[spoiler: of Orochimaru's SoulFragment]].
* OnlyMostlyDead: After being [[spoiler:impaled with his own sword by Madara, Sasuke was left to bleed out and according to Karin his chakra signature is gone, meaning he's either dead or on the brink of death. He's healed by Kabuto.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Maintains this attitude towards Naruto [[spoiler: even after his HeelFaceTurn, protecting him from Obito while imagining slicing Naruto's part of the Team 7 photo to pieces.]]
* PartialTransformation: His mastery of the Curse Mark lets him to do this.
* PerpetualFrowner: And when he does smile, it's either condescending or just plain creepy.
* PlayingWithFire: The Uchiha specialty.
* [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Causes Insanity]]: ''All'' of Sasuke's problems can be traced to the fact that pretty much everyone ''except'' the people trying to manipulate him refuse to tell him jack. By the time anyone bothers to explain the truth behind the Uchiha massacre to him, Sasuke is so wrapped up in his own hatred that he has no other avenue but to irrationally lash out at those he perceives are to blame. [[spoiler:His chat with the revived Hokages may have the potential to knock some sanity into him, since they are both straight with him and aren't trying to turn him into a psychopath.]]
* PowerTattoo: His Cursed Seal of Heaven, which caused black flame-like markings to spread across his body in its first stage and [[OneWingedAngel transforms him]] into a WingedHumanoid in its second, all while drastically amplifying his abilities [[spoiler: with senjutsu chakra]].
* ThePowerOfHate: Tobi says that the more Sasuke gives into his own hatred, the stronger he becomes. Naturally [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity this isn't a very healthy way to power up]].
* {{Pride}}: Typical of Uchiha.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: He follows the steps of TheHerosJourney, even more archetypally than Naruto himself. But each one seems to bring him closer to be a villain. [[spoiler:He ends up as one through the course of Part II]].
* PsychoForHire: This is all he really is to Tobi. Sasuke is not important enough to be let in on Tobi's plans and the latter mostly uses him as muscle he can point at something. His ultimate value to Tobi is as a bargaining chip to keep Kabuto on his side, as some kind of gladiator he wants Naruto to fight, or as [[PoweredByAForsakenChild Gedo Mazo's new battery]]. [[spoiler: Until Kabuto was knocked out of the game by Itachi and Sasuke]].
* PsychopathicManchild: Definitely is this after the Kage Summit, particularly when he affectionately calls Itachi "Nii-san" for the first time in years [[spoiler:after stabbing through Karin to lethally injure Danzo]].
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Kakashi's pupil until the end of Part I. Not especially [[GoodIsNotNice nice]], but good nonetheless.
* PureIsNotGood: [[spoiler: Edo Itachi]] points out that Sasuke is still pure in a sense. It's why he's so easily manipulated. WordOfGod confirms this:
-->'''Kishimoto''': Sasuke is basically a very pure person who doesn't think about whether what he does is good or bad. He just does what he wants to do, which causes trouble for others. [[ItsAllAboutMe He's very self-centered, only concerned with himself]]. Some people might think what he's doing is good, like avenging his parents or trying to realize his brother's ideals. But he is troubling others in his pursuits, so that aspect is bad. So it's hard to say with clarity, but it's all about whether it's right or wrong to be so self-centered with your goals. I'd say he's not good or bad, he's just pure.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: He's black-haired, pale-skinned, and is considered by many girls to be quite handsome. He gets it from his mom.
* RazorSharpHand: The Chidori, which coats his hand in lightning chakra and amplifies its ability to cut and pierce objects. He can even extend it as Chidori Sharp Spear to act as a sword, and channel it into his chokuto to increase its cutting potency.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Sasuke was stated to be more evil as he used his Sharingan more. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that this is quite literal, being a genetic trait of all Uchihas.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: Sasuke has [[spoiler: Indra's chakra reincarnated into him. However like Naruto, he can't access his past life's experience or soul, thus isn't a literal reincarnation.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Lives on this trope 99% of the time, the lasting 1% being when he's motivated by protecting his TrueCompanions. [[spoiler:Later, it eventually becomes 100%]]. Should the object of that revenge be removed, fear not! He'll find something new to point his revenge at. Hell, he's [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} the God of this very trope]]!
** A clear example of this occurs when [[spoiler:Kabuto, who also wants to destroy Konoha, invites Sasuke to team up with him because even he sees that revenge against Konoha is clearly not what Itachi would want... and he gets to that point because ''Itachi himself'' couldn't talk him out of it]].
** Starting to grow out of this after [[spoiler: meeting with the resurrected Itachi and learning the truth about the Uchiha Clan's massacre.]]
* RevengeMyopia: [[spoiler:Sasuke wants revenge on all of Konoha for ordering Itachi to kill the Uchiha just because the Uchiha were about to pull a coup.]]
* TheRival: To Naruto.
** RivalTurnedEvil: A posterboy.
* RoundedCharacter: He's a complex guy. His personality and motives are often debated.
* SanityHasAdvantages: Generally when Sasuke calms down and thinks, he fights better and is more creative.
* ShapingYourAttacks: His [[BladeOnAStick Chidori Eisou]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Great Dragon Fire]], and [[FlamingSword Sword of Kagatsuchi]] abilities.
* ShadowArchetype: Both Naruto and Sasuke lost their families and had to live alone, are obsessive to the point of fanaticism in their goals, [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands level]] [[TrainingFromHell up]] like it's going out of style to reach their goals (often [[ContrivedCoincidence conveniently]] matching or spurring each other's upgrades) and even [[spoiler: are destined to face and probably end the ancient feud between Senju/Uchiha]]. Naruto himself lampshades it at some point, commenting that had some events not happened, their positions may very well have been reversed.
* ShockAndAwe: [[RazorSharpHand Chidori]] [[SpellBlade and]] [[ShapingYourAttacks numerous]] [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation other]] techniques derived from it.
** PsychoElectro: ...which ultimately get used to put holes into allies and enemies alike, at times accompanied by a nice PsychoticSmirk.
* ShootTheHostage: Happens when he makes his Chidori blade go through [[spoiler:[[TrueCompanions Karin]]]] to reach [[spoiler:Danzo]].
* SiblingRivalry: As a child, he worked desperately to catch up to Itachi so he could receive the same acknowledgement from his father as Itachi would. After the massacre, [[CainAndAbel he built hatred for his brother for taking away their parents and clan.]]
* SignatureMove: Chidori. Later on Susanoo and Blaze Release.
* SlidingDownTheSlipperySlope: He was never fully sane or nice, but [[spoiler:when he finds out about Itachi's real motives, he abandoned whatever moral standards and reason he had beforehand. By the time of the Kage conference, he is no longer above abandoning/sacrificing the rest of Hawk and indiscriminate murder to get his revenge]].
** [[spoiler: As of 627, he seems to be slowly clawing his way back up.]]
* TheSouthpaw: Sasuke is left-handed.
* TheStoic: Much more in part II where he constantly has a blank face. His moods are more diverse in Part I: annoyment, excitement, concern...
** NotSoStoic: Triggered by encountering: fear (first encounters with Zabuza and Orochimaru), rage (anything about the Uchiha), and so on. Probably the most poignant example, however, is how he just starts crying after he learns the truth of Itachi's motivations, especially considering how he showed almost no emotion throughout Part II before this point.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: The TookALevelInDumbass scenarios mentioned below are likely a result of overestimating the abilities of his new Mangekyo Sharingan [[spoiler:(Eternal version in the last, spoilered scenario)]].
* SuperMode: His [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Cursed Seal's]] Level One was this up until he activated [[OneWingedAngel Level Two]]. [[spoiler: Like everyone else which gains Naruto's cloak, his techniques are increased to a high level. For example: his [[GuardianEntity Susano'o]] grows from barely 10 meters tall to about 118 and gains ''legs'' after receiving Naruto's chakra. With Jugo's help, he can create a Cursed Seal Susano'o for yet another Super Mode so he can damage Obito... and then he activates its Perfect form, giving it a nose and facial structure identical to Madara's Perfect Susanoo, and equips it to Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode.]]
* SuperReflexes: His first encounter with Rock Lee points out that he doesn't have this. He gains them through the course of the story.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Being an Uchiha, he definitely gets the SuperPowerLottery of abilities, [[spoiler: even possessed Orochimaru's OneWingedAngel as well as his abilities for a short while]].
* SurroundedByIdiots: He really must have felt this way when the ninja girls, Sakura and Ino included, start to fangirl over him the first time they meet him.
* SurvivorGuilt: It drove him insane. [[spoiler: Just ask Danzo or Karin]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome: His OneWingedAngel and his sanity slippage brings out the ugly side of things.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Later, he turns AxCrazy.
* TearsOfRemorse: After Tobi fills him in about Itachi's actions following their final showdown, which makes him realize big bro loved him all along. It is the first time Sasuke cries on screen, save for flashbacks.
* ThouShaltNotKill: After the time skip, he restricts himself and Team Snake from killing anyone because he only had his sights on killing Itachi.
** Unfortunately this goes out the window once he learns the truth about the Uchiha Massacre and sets his sight on killing all of Konoha and anyone else getting in his way of revenge.
* ThousandYardStare: In flashbacks after the destruction of the Uchiha clan in Part I. In Part II, after Itachi's death.
* TookALevelInBadass: Between part 1 and part 2. It's difficult to say whether or not the [[PowerAtAPrice Mangekyo Sharingan]] gave him one, [[spoiler: but his Eternal Mangekyo certainly did.]]
* TookALevelInDumbass: Got noticeably more reckless after Itachi died. He underestimated Killer Bee during their fight and nearly died ''three times''. He barges into the Kage Summit taking on five well-renowned Kages without any sort of plan or even any knowledge of their abilities and again nearly dies several times. [[spoiler: Even after his HeelFaceTurn, he still charged in at the Juubi, the progenitor of Narutoverse itself, to attack Obito without any sort of plan. Freakin' ''[[LeeroyJenkins Naruto]]'' actually called him on this. It was still epic, though.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starts as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and slowly [[JerkassFacade works his way]] down the queue [[{{Jerkass}} as time passes]]. He [[ZigZaggingTrope wavers occasionally]], but it never seems to stick.
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler: Specifically averted, even after his HeelFaceTurn. He still acts like a massive tool to all of his former friends, even though he is now once again their ally. Also, he outright wants to burn down instead of rescue the Bijuu depite Naruto's pleas and plans to murder the later after stopping the Ten-Tails.]]
* TranquilFury: In his fight against Danzō. After getting him to admit the truth about how his family was murdered, he materializes his Susanoo, his face perfectly calm. His expression doesn't change when he [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill crushes Danzo like an overripe fruit a minute later]].
* TraumaCongaLine: Itachi's first [[MindRape Tsukiyomi]], Itachi's second Tsukiyomi, the revelation of Itachi's true allegiance, and finding out that Danzo ''harvested his dead family members' bodies'' for their Sharingan ultimately drive Sasuke completely over the edge. Poor kid...
* UndyingLoyalty: To his clan. And his cause.
** [[spoiler: After the Edo Tensei is released in the 4th ninja war, he finally embrace Itachi's will and sides with the Ninja Alliance against Madara to protect Konoha.]]
* TheUnfavourite: As Itachi was the eldest of his sons, and hence, the successor of the clan, Fugaku focused most of his attention on him, as a result neglecting Sasuke. Sasuke felt his father didn't care for him until Itachi and Fugaku had a falling out.
** ParentalFavoritism: His mother cared deeply for Sasuke and would often cheer him up. She even told him Fugaku spoke greatly of Sasuke when they were alone, only because Fugaku was sort quiet about admitting such things.
* TheUnfettered: Part of his CharacterDevelopment and an excellent example. Counting from his first encounter with Itachi, he slowly goes more and more insane, and this trope results, though his dedication to Juugo, Suigetsu and Karin prevents him from truly becoming this. It is only after he kills Danzo and abandons them that he really becomes TheUnfettered. The trope's page reads like it was written for him!
* UngratefulBastard: As both the Leaf Village and Team Hawk find out. Not only did he ''leave'' all of his friends after all the time he'd spent with them, [[spoiler:he also leaves Jugo and Suigetsu behind to be captured by the Samurai after they save him from the Third Raikage, and later shoots a Chidori through Karin after she heals him at the end of his fight with Danzo]].
* UnwantedHarem: Just about ''every'' girl back at the Ninja Academy, Ino and Sakura included, practically drooled all over him whenever he was around.
* UnwittingPawn: Thanks to Itachi's [[ColdBloodedTorture work]] [[MindRape when he was a kid]] and Sasuke's obssesion with revenge, it's quite easy to [[MoreThanMindControl manipulate him]]. In addition to only intending to serve his own ends, even if he doesn't side with the good guys once he leaves them - or the bad guys fully - some of his actions end up being beneficial to them (killing [[spoiler:Orochimaru, Deidara, Danzo and the original white Zetsu]] comes to mind).
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was an extremely sweet kid before Itachi murdered his family and tortured him by forcing him to relive their deaths for three days straight. Afterwards, he is... less nice.
* VillainCorner: It got really dark, really quickly...
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Starts questioning his desire for revenge following his encounter with Edo Itachi.
* WingedHumanoid: His Cursed Seal Level 2 transformation has hand-shaped wings, and [[spoiler:his Rinnegan-enhanced Perfect Susanoo has a pair of bat-like wings]].
* WeaponOfChoice: Sasuke's main weapon post-timeskip is a chokuto, a sword resembling a straight-bladed [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: Or Well Done Younger Brother Guy... both can apply really.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Although Sasuke still displays some fairly selfish traits after his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn, he arguably qualifies as this. His new goal is to cast down the antiquated system that was the ultimate cause of his suffering and that of countless others, and he's willing to do anything, including destroying the Tailed Beasts, to do so.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: The patron saint of this. Not only with Naruto and Konoha, even his new allies who were ready to give their lives for him were quickly discarded.
* WhamLine: When Sasuke states: [[spoiler:I will become Hokage.]]
* WildCard: Mainly in Part II, but he is already one at the end of Part I.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Every time Sasuke gets a power-up, he grows increasingly more delusional and batshit crazy.
** [[spoiler: More like With Great Insanity Comes Great Power. Every time an Uchiha is pushed to their emotional limit, [[BreakTheCutie (which is apparently easy enough to do since they born incredibly nice and empathetic)]] they unlock more Sharingan powers. This is probably where the whole "kill your best friend to get the Mangekyo Sharingan" tradition came from.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He becomes one [[spoiler:after hearing the truth about [[GoodAllAlong Itachi]]]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
** Towards [[MadScientist Orochimaru]], no less! [[spoiler:He did some research to defeat him.]]
** Later done to [[spoiler:Suigetsu and Jugo. He thanks them for saving his life repeatedly [[UngratefulBastard by telling Karin to leave them behind]] when she expresses concern for them, just so he can have his shot at Danzo]].
** [[spoiler:Karin, while not taking direct part in the battle, is instrumental to Sasuke's victory over Danzo, and healed him from his earlier wounds to enable him to fight. When Danzo takes her hostage, Sasuke shoots them both with his Chidori. He tells her that she became a burden when she became a hostage]].
* YouShallNotPass: Proposed doing this to enable Naruto to escape with Sakura, but Naruto, his resolve restored, was able to defeat Gaara.

to:

* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to Kishimoto anyway.
* AloofAlly: Towards Tobi and Orochimaru, as he only worked with them to achieve his own goals and betrayed them as soon as they stopped being useful to him in his quest for revenge.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Just like Naruto, Sasuke also has a chip on his shoulder over wanting to outdo him.
* AntiVillain: He only wanted his clan members avenged.
** AntiHero: After meeting Itachi once again, he decides to [[spoiler: seek answers from the previous Hokage with Orochimaru's help, and upon learning about the Uchiha, the Senju, what are Shinobi, and what is a village, Sasuke decides that he will become Hokage, and build a better system than the
TheAce: ''Easily'' one that created him. Though, depending on how exactly he intends to achieve that, he may still be an AntiVillain.]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: In his relationship towards Naruto and his desire to fight only strong opponents in order to achieve his goal
of killing Itachi Uchiha. This has him lose to Rock Lee and nearly die in facing Gaara. Losses to Itachi and others teach him humility in time.
* {{Asexual}}[=/=]CelibateHero: Sasuke has never shown any undisputable romantic or sexual interest towards anyone, because [[{{Asexual}} that's the way he is]] or/and [[CelibateHero it would hinder his objectives of revenge]]. If he is interested, he's really good at hiding it.
* AvengingTheVillain: How he justifies his objective of [[spoiler: killing every single member of the Leaf village]]. Interesting in that it's clearly ''not'' what [[spoiler: Itachi]] would have wanted.
* AxCrazy: From the Kages summit on, though he has had the SanityBall at times. Notably when he sees Itachi again.
* {{Badass}}: Despite what you think of him, he is nothing short of this due to how much Naruto invests himself to reach his level. Even
the most talented and elite shinobi of the entire world admit he's a genius with potential beyond theirs. powerful ninja in Konoha. Even the [[spoiler:resurrected Second Hokage]] states that Sasuke is as prodigious as Madara. Orochimaru also confidently states that Sasuke's power has yet to reach its peak and that he would eventually surpass Madara himself.
considered for Hokage on occasion!
** BadassBaritone: Obviously.
** BadAssBoast: Delivers an ''epic'' one at the end of the [[spoiler:"Eternal Mangekyo" Fragment]] chapter in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.
-->"Just wait... I'm going to find you..."
-->"Even in the fog of war... This eye will keep you in my sights..."
-->"I'll teach you..."
-->"How weak your thinking is..."
-->"How deep my hatred runs..."
-->"You're '''NEXT'''...Naruto..."
** HeartbrokenBadass: His family's
BrokenAce: Never quite got over Obito's death in the Kakashi Gaiden, which in turn showed that his backstory make father's disgrace and suicide still took a heavy toll on him one today.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Psychological torture in his case. [[DeusAngstMachina Three times]], each worse than the last:
** First
some seven years after. Justified, since these took place when he was 7 years old, making him a socially inept, revenge obsessed kid.
** Second time after he re-encountered his big brother, who broke several of his bones, left him
thirteen and six, respectively, in a month-long coma, destroyed his self-worth, ranked his [[UptoEleven obsession verse where ThereAreNoTherapists. Not to eleven]] and [[RevengeBeforeReason caused]] him to sever all his bonds to join one of the biggest monsters in the series.
** The third time finally ripped apart
mention what little sanity he had left and transformed him into a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge deranged avenger]].
* BaitTheDog: [[spoiler:Thought
happened to poor Rin right before his HeelFaceTurn marked an actual change in behavior? Nope. He's made it pretty clear he intends to kill Naruto once everything's said and done, and still cares for nothing except eyes... [[spoiler:and at his own agenda.hands]]
* AchillesHeel[=/=]AwesomeButImpractical: Kakashi, while he has an all around awesome skill-set, has massive stamina issues. This is exacerbated by his Sharigan, which expends even more of his chakra when used. Almost all of his major battles in the series has resulted him getting bed-ridden for over-expending his energy.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler: That first flashback of him killing Rin turned out to be very misleading. She actually wanted him to do it, but he point-blank refused despite the Mist's plans for her. She took matters into her own hands and jumped in front of his attack.
]]
* BastardUnderstudy: Towards Orochimaru AndIMustScream: He was the first in-series victim of the Mangekyo Sharingan's [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]], in which Itachi crucified him and Tobi.
* BattleAura:
stabbed him repeatedly without letting him die. For three days. Without stopping...
** MadeOfIron: An ordeal, during which, what Kakashi perceived as approximately one minute and forty-eight seconds (counting the time indicator from "I will stab you with a sword for 72 hours" to "71 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds remaining" was only one second. Meaning that the "three days" Kakashi experienced was, to him, closer to about '''[[OneHundredAndEight one hundred and eight]]''' days. Even he was released from the genjutsu, he doesn't immediately pass out. He stays conscious long enough to realize how little time actually passed, and to hear Kisame express surprise that Kakashi is ''still alive''. Mentally MadeOfIron? You bet your ass.
*** In chapter 649 he proves himself to be MadeOfIron in all aspects, as we find him
[[spoiler: Gains two: when [[MadeOfDiamond Susano'o]] first manifests, single handedly stitching up a large wound in his own side without flinching]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy : As a kid, he was obsessed with following the rules
and living like an obedient toy soldier. Anyone who didn't train themselves to be an ideal ninja was out of step with the Version 1 Cloak rest and a disgrace. It was brought on by a fear that deviating from the shinobi code would lead to ostracism, since [[spoiler: his father Sakumo chose to put his comrade's lives above a mission. The Leaf ninja felt betrayed, because it is their master goal to ensure a success of a mission at all costs. Sakumo was chided ''viciously'' by his peers, and DrivenToSuicide]]. Kakashi feared the same might happen to him. After Obito brought him to his senses and warned him it would pretty much strip him of his humanity to live like this, he broke out of it.
* AssShove: '''[[MundaneMadeAwesome A THOUSAND YEARS OF DEATH]]'''!!!!
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Pretty good at figuring out the skills of dangerous opponents such as [[PsychoForHire Zabuza]], [[SoulJar Kakuzu]], [[AGodAmI Pain]] and [[IntangibleMan Tobi]].
* BackFromTheDead: Gets killed and later revived by Pain
* {{Badass}}
** Save for Naruto, he was the only ninja in Konoha who required the attention of more than one of Pain's bodies.
*** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm-wdJn5rJY video]] clearly shows the many forms of Badass that is Kakashi.
** BadassBoast: ''"The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques… is about to go on a rampage!"''
** BadassBookworm:
Naruto gave him, which also boosts Susano'o calls him "as smart as [[ImprobablyHighIQ Shikamaru]]", which, combined with his status as the most elite ninjutsu specialist in the Hidden Leaf, would make him this easily. Inverted with his actual choice of literature - Jiraiya's erotic novels.
** BadassTeacher
** BadassTransplant: His [[MagicalEye Sharingan]].
** FourStarBadass: As General of the Third Division
** HandicappedBadass: The current string of battles has caused him
to tailed beast size.[[spoiler:tax his Mangekyo Sharingan so much that as of Chapter 669, he's almost completely blind in his left eye. Later Madara steals his Sharingan.]]
* BerserkButton: Part I and a good chunk of Part II, any time Itachi is near him. After the latter's defeat, [[spoiler:any remark about his clan, ''especially'' if it's about Itachi, is enough to make Sasuke snap]].
* {{Bishonen}}: In-universe, almost every female character he met has noticed how goodlooking he is.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: When using his Cursed Seal of Heaven's second stage his sclera would turn black and his irises [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow]], though he usually used his [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] in conjunction with it.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: His Susanoo.
* BreakTheCutie: In his backstory, when he was ForcedToWatch his brother murder his clan, at the age of seven. Repeatedly. For days upon days in his mind.
* BrokenAce: Sasuke was introduced as TheAce in contrast to Naruto, being extremely skilled, popular, wanted by all the girls. But he's also incredibly damaged inside because of his past.
** It gets worse as the series goes on. He's extremely gifted, able to use some of the strongest attacks seen yet at the ripe age of about Seven-teen, and can hold it his own against foes like [[LightningBruiser The Raikage]]. He's even more damaged inside than before and it gets brutally thrown back at him.
* TheBrute: Ultimately all he was to Tobi; he utilized Sasuke's [[SuperpowerLottery Mangekyo Sharingan]] and [[AxCrazy increasingly irrational mindset]] for as long as he was sure Sasuke would stay [[AloofAlly somewhat]] loyal to him, and offers him to Kabuto once he's done.
* ByronicHero: To Naruto's AllLovingHero.
* CainAndAbel: With Itachi.
* CantCatchUp: This, towards Itachi, was what ultimately made him leave the Leaf. He felt threatened when it appeared that Naruto ''could'' catch up with and eventually surpass him, as it was a reminder that he wasn't close to catching up to Itachi, if he couldn't be the best in his own team.
**
BattleAura: [[spoiler: And again in comparison to Gains one when Naruto during gives him the fight against Juubi Jin Obito. After it became clear that Naruto had pretty much surpassed him and was currently one of only two people (the other being a zombie) that can actually hurt Obito, Sasuke watched on, silently surprised by Naruto's progress. Even after Sasuke realizes refined, combined chakra that he could use Jugo to augment and Kurama made. He commented that it's even stronger than the dose that Kurama had given him originally, which increased his techniques so they work on Obito, he was still relying on both Naruto's power and Jugo's power to stay in threefold. Now he has a Version 1 cloak like the game, while Naruto is that powerful ''all by himself''.rest of the alliance.]]
* BerserkButton: Kakashi REALLY hates [[CameBackWrong Edo Tensei]] (Impure World Resurrection), a jutsu that revives the dead and forces them to fight for the user. He also hates Kabuto, in no small part due to his insistence on using it.
** [[spoiler:After they both gain Hagoromo's power, It seems to come from a disdain of grave-robbing of his friends in general. He got set off when he realized that Tobi had to be using Obito's eye. [[TheReveal The]] {{Irony}} [[EvilFormerFriend of it all]].
* {{BFS}}: Wields the Executioner's Blade for a short while in the 4th world war.
* BigDamnHeroes:He has a habit of joining fights by showing up out of nowhere to save his comrades.
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens in Kakashi Gaiden, when he gets the worst dose of cold reality you could believe.
* BrokenAce: So broken that his emotional damage is arguably almost completely responsible for the events OF THE ENTIRE MANGA. In-universe, Kakashi admits he is this to
Sasuke still ends up in attempt to convince Sasuke that revenge isn't everything and that living with the shorter stick, pain of his power boost losses, while difficult, is possible. [[ForegoneConclusion It didn't work.]] [[spoiler: Later, Kakashi tells Obito and Minato that losing Obito, Rin, and Minato all within the span of a year all but completely broke him, stating that there was nothing stopping him from completely sinking into despair but the fact that Obito entrusted his sharingan to him]]. Given the amount of characters that's turned to darker paths for similar reasons, it's kind of an eye-opener as to how close Kakashi could have been to completely losing himself as well.
* BrokenPedestal: His best friend Obito Uchiha who he originally thought was dead, and who was also the source of most of his ideals as an adult [[EvilFormerFriend is now one of his greatest enemies]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: As of chapter 675 [[spoiler: he no longer possess any of his Uchiha implants,
having mostly enhanced lost his Sharingan to Madara and getting his normal eye restored by Naruto's new healing powers right after. Of course, he is still a highly trained ninja, but that means he can no longer use any of his Sharingan abilities he already had and giving him a more much powerful Perfect Susano'o, Rinnegan, and Rinnegan Teleportation, while Naruto got several new powers out of the deal due to now having all nine Biju sealed inside him and mastering Senjutsu previously. To or his credit, Sasuke does realize as much, mostly playing decoy to give Naruto openings to attack, expressing only frustration when their plans fail to get Kaguya sealed.Raikiri properly.]]
* ChickMagnet: Not BunnyEarsLawyer: The first of many, many examples among the characters. See also AssShove, LovableSexManiac, and {{Badass}}.
* CanineCompanion: The Ninja Hounds.
* TheCaptain: Of Squad 7.
* ChildProdigy: Youngest Genin and Chunnin graduated at 5 and 6.
* TheComicallySerious: Often his nonchalance is used in humor especially to contrast [[HotBlooded Guy]].
* CoolTeacher: Team 7 was the first team
that he cares.
ever passed, because they're the first one to catch his lesson on putting each other's safety ahead of the mission.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Almost everyone he CovertPervert: He's obsessed with the "Icha Icha" series of adult novels, and gets involved with. In chronological order: embarrassed when caught reading them by others. Naruto once got the Leaf Village, Orochimaru, Itachi's will, Tobi, Jugo and Suigetsu, Karin, Sakura again, Zetsu.
drop on him by pretending to spoiler one book's ending.
* CoolSword: Kusanagi. DayInTheLimelight: ''Kakashi Gaiden''
** He gets another one in a filler arc called ''Anbu Kakashi Arc''
* DeadpanSnarker: Always has a straight face. One would imagine the mask probably helps in this department.
* DespairEventHorizon: As of chapter 600, he's been slowly getting there with each progressing chapter, though HeroicResolve seems to have kicked in.
**
It's shiny.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair
heavily implied that in the time between Minato's death and eyes, as opposed his appointment to Naruto's blond and blue-eyed appearance.
Jonin Sensei of Team 7, he had one foot deep into the edge of the horizon. Whatever changed his mind is yet to be explored.
* CursedWithAwesome: EyeScream: His Sharingan eyes grant him great power. [[spoiler: According to Tobirama, the Sharingan is a product of the Curse of Hatred.[[spoiler:ripped out by Madara, who jams it into his own empty socket.]]
* DeadlyUpgrade: The Mangekyou Sharingan. It grants numerous cool powers but slowly degrades the user's eyesight with each use. His Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan averts this.
* DeathGlare: Used very early towards Sakura, but most instances are in part II where it is enough to scare Kabuto, [[EmotionSuppression Sai]] or [[AxCrazy Juugo]].
* DefrostingIceKing: Throughout the first several arcs thanks to his friendly rivalry with Naruto. Then his brother showed up, tortured him and rekindled the thirst for revenge, which coupled with Sasuke's jealousy over Naruto's progress inspired him to run away from the village to train with a psychopath...
* DetachedSleeves: They may be heat-resistant, given breathing fire is one of his main moves.
* {{Determinator}}: As a part of his role as Naruto's {{Foil}}. While it's not as overstated as his rival's, Sasuke takes an ''insane'' amount of punishment in many of his battles and ''just keeps going''. Making it even more impressive is that he doesn't have a bijuu sealed inside of him to augment his stamina. The best example of this is probably when he fights through four kages, kills Danzo, and then, while near-blind due to Mangekyo overuse, fights Kakashi to a standstill, and then still has enough energy left to clash with Naruto one last time before he leaves the battlefield.
** [[spoiler:Then, during the battle against Madara, even after he is run through on his own sword, he keeps trying to get up, despite the fact that he's dying.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: He is the most important character in the story bar Naruto himself.
* DiscardAndDraw: Loses his cursed seal, his regenerative powers, and certain other abilities from Orochimaru's remains, but acquires the Mangekyou Sharingan.
* [[DisproportionateRetribution Disproportionate and]] MisplacedRetribution: [[spoiler: Wants to kill everybody living in Konoha, even those completely unaware of what happened or not even born then, for the village elders' role in the Uchiha Massacre]].
* EasilyForgiven: Played straight by [[spoiler: Orochimaru, Jugo, Suigetsu and Karin]]. Averted by [[spoiler:the Shinobi Army, who rationally call him out on being ridiculous in thinking he can just come back like nothing happened]]. Finally, on a personal level, [[spoiler:Sakura clearly doesn't buy this sudden redemption, and Naruto's too busy leading the war effort to make an issue of it]].
* EquippableAlly: [[spoiler:Like Madara, he can use his Susanoo's perfect form as a suit of armor for Tailed Beasts.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Constantly told Suigetsu not to kill innocent people, and was aganist Orochimaru's methods even describing them as stupid and selfish. Although, this was before he became even more evil after finding out the truth about the Uchiha Massacre.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even before he and Naruto actually become friends, he is absolutely ''furious'' at Sakura when she confides in him that she believes Naruto is such an undisciplined prankster because he had no parents to teach him how to act and promptly chews her out for it. After all, he knows from personal experience that not having parents bites.
* EvilCounterpart: Lampshaded frequently by Naruto.
** Also, Gaara views Sasuke as his EvilCounterpart too. He {{lampshades}} this during his fight with the latter in the Kage Summit Arc.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Udon was shown makin googly eyes at The few females ''and'' males who have seen him unmasked are, well, ''very'' impressed.
* EverybodysDeadDave: His backstory can be summed up in this one trope. When
Sasuke after threatens to kill someone close to him so Kakashi can understand his pain, Kakashi replies that [[HarmfulToMinors everyone he saved them from Kankuro.
cares about is already dead]].
* EvilFormerFriend: To Naruto ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Given a sufficiently inexperienced opponent, he can fight with one hand and Sakura.
read pornographic novels (namely, the ''Icha Icha'' series written by Jiraiya) with the other. And is quite happy to demonstrate this ability.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/2/21/Sasuke3.jpg Sharingan]], [[http://images2.[[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110804172557/naruto/images/5/55/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Sasuke.net/__cb20110803152736/naruto/images/e/e0/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Kakashi.svg Mangekyo Sharingan]], [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110831142624/naruto/images/1/11/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Sasuke_%28Eternal%29.svg Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan]], and [[spoiler:Rinnegan]].
* {{Expy}}: Supernatural, intense [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] that come with a useful power boost? Check. Aloof, impersonal personality? Check. The [[LastOfHisKind only survivor]] of his beloved clan's massacre? Check. Obsessed with vengeance and goes to great lengths to obtain it? Check and check. He carries many traits similar to yet another character designed by Togashi, [[HunterXHunter Kurapika]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Defects from Konoha to join Orochimaru after Itachi {{Mind Rape}}s him a second time, going so far as to try to kill Naruto to gain his Mangekyo Sharingan. He remained an [[VillainProtagonist antagonistic character]] up to the point where he learned the true truth behind the Curse of the Uchiha and Madara Uchiha's vendetta.
* FallenHero: Very much so.
* FightMagnet: He spends a lot of time seeking them out, but they come to him just as often. Case in point, Deidara jumping him because by defeating Orochimaru, he basically [[KillSteal stole]] [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou his kill]][[note]]Long story short, it's because Orochimaru left Akatsuki that they recruited Deidara. The latter was forced to join the organization. He swore to kill Orochimaru himself as a revenge. Plus, Uchihas piss Deidara off in general.[[/note]]
* FlashStep: [[spoiler:Thanks to his new Rinnegan, he can teleport. It doesn't use seals, but it needs line of sight, limiting its effective range]].
* FuumaShuriken: Sasuke is very fond of them using many [[TrickShot trick throws]] by attaching them to wires as well as one that is rigged to split apart and fire.
* FreakOut: Happens ''thrice''.
** First after the slaughtering of his clan and he gets {{Mind Rape}}d by Itachi: the sweet and shy little kid becomes obsessed with revenge.
** Second after he meets again Itachi, is beaten to a pulp and [[MindRape Mind Raped]] again: it leads to his FaceHeelTurn.
** Third one is delayed: [[spoiler:after he learns the truth about Itachi, he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jumps Off The Slippery Slope]], but it's only after he kills Danzou that he spectacularly freaks out]]. The [[SanitySlippage result]] is [[OmnicidalManiac not]] [[TheUnfettered pretty]]. ''At all''. Lucklily, he's backpedaled after a run-in with [[spoiler: Itachi as an Impure Resurrection]], but he's still on the fence about his desire for vengeance.
* GenerationXerox: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig Zagged]]. For a while, Sasuke was similar to Orochimaru, but now that he isn't following the path of his teacher, [[spoiler:his life seems to be headed a direction similar to several of his ''ancestors''. It was explicitly called the curse of the Uchiha.]] Then [[spoiler:Kakashi]] brings back the comparison with Orochimaru, if only for the teacher versus student parallel.
* GenocideBackfire: His goal is to kill Itachi for slaughtering their clan. [[spoiler: It was revealed Itachi did so to stop a potential civil or world war. After he "succeeds" in killing Itachi, he wanted to kill every Konoha citizen for what his brother had to do]].
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He reacted poorly to learning that [[spoiler: his brother loved him above all else and self-sacrificed. And that it was by order of Konoha that the Uchiha were killed]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Started out as this status, before he underwent his FaceHeelTurn.
* GreenEyedMonster: To a sickening degree. Mostly directed towards Itachi and Naruto, but he generally can't stand the very idea that anyone could be stronger than him.
* GrewASpine: [[spoiler: After Itachi told him "I will always love you," Sasuke surprised Orochimaru by resurrecting him so he could get answers from The Ones Who Know Everything and make his own decisions about what his path should be. Comes to a head in 627 when he tells Hashirama he'll protect Konoha.
Sharingan.]]
* HandsomeLech: In {{Expy}}: Of Rikimaru from the ''[[ItsAWonderfulPlot Road To Ninja]]'' movie. His AU counterpart isn't plagued by a horrid clan massacre, so he's developed into a more normal sense ''{{Tenchu}}'' series.
* EyepatchOfPower: Normally covers his left eye with his [[MartialArtsHeadband headband]]. Underneath is his Sharingan. He hides it because unlike an Uchiha, Kakashi is incapable
of turning it off at will. Only when facing a teenage male, a flirtatious dude.
strong opponent does he uncover it.
* HatesBeingTouched: Itachi's fault.FailureHero: How he sees himself after watching his childhood team die and failing to talk Sasuke out of defecting.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: During the Chunin and ForgottenPhlebotinum: [[spoiler: Hunt Kakashi's had the Mangekyo for Itachi arc]], he goes from being JerkWithAHeartOfGold to JerkAss with just a few facts revealed to him. It gets worse in Part 2, where after killing Itachi he apathetically dismisses Tobi until he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation learns the truth about why Itachi did what he did]]. His obsession with revenge increases to the point where he abandons and sacrifices his teammates, but after speaking with the resurrected Itachi [[WasItReallyWorthIt starts to question his motivations]]. After hearing the tale of the Hokage, Sasuke chooses to follow in his brother's footsteps and protect Konoha from Madara. [[spoiler:However, he's still a [[JerkAss jerkass]] toward his former teammates and is implied to have ulterior motives...]]
* HeirToTheDojo: Sasuke is treated like this by pretty much everyone in Part I.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Fits this trope to a T.
* HighCollarOfDoom: It runs in the clan.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Madara fatally injures him with his own sword.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The ease with which Sasuke can be manipulated by someone who is ObviouslyEvil is astonishing. He claims he is aware of it and just doesn't care much, and he was planning to betray
twenty years. Sure woulda been handy against Orochimaru from or Itachi.]] Granted, [[spoiler:Kakashi fell unconscious the start, but that doesn't change the fact that the current situation (both in good moment he unlocked it and bad ways) can be traced back to Sasuke's own actions.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Subverted, When Sakura approaches him claiming to want to join him, Sasuke tells her to prove her loyalty by killing his teammate Karin [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness (who had outlived her usefulness as far as he was concerned)]]. She wasn't going to do either, it was just a ploy to kill him. Before she can do either, he tries to stab her in the back, either seeing through her lie or just not caring.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of his most-utilized ways of trying to one-hit-kill an opponent is impaling them with Chidori or one of its variations, though it has yet to actually kill one of its targets. [[spoiler: Madara shows him how Naruto and Karin felt with his own sword in Chapter 661.]]
* IneffectualLoner: Initially, as he was keen on not relying on others but kept slipping up and getting his butt kicked.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Kishimoto (as Kakashi) lampshaded this himself. Sasuke will never admit someone is his better, but will obsess if he ''thinks'' someone is. Sasuke had an absolutely ''massive'' one towards Itachi before he killed their clan. He also developed one towards Naruto over the course of Part One, refusing to believe Naruto was stronger than him but driving himself crazy thinking he was, which eventually lead to his FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Irony}}: Though Sasuke claims to want to destroy Konoha, almost every action he has taken during the course of the story has worked to the Village's benefit.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Even if his motive is to honor his dead clan, his ''actions'' are increasingly self-centered. The problem begins when he chooses to ditch Konoha to learn under the criminal who atttemted to destroy it, showing no regard for his classmates who risked their lives trying to bring him back, and wanting to kill Naruto because he considered acquiring the
didn't encounter another Mangekyo Sharingan more important than Naruto's life (which probably wouldn't have have worked, as the process requires a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment to awaken the eyes, and Sasuke clearly didn't care enough about Naruto for this to happen). It gets worse after learning the truth about Itachi. He kidnaps (what he thinks is) Killer Bee, dooming a man he barely knows to a slow and painful death just so he can have the Tailed Beast inside him to use agaisnt Konoha. During the Kage Summit, he thinks of nothing but revenge against Danzo, killing or attempting to kill all the Samurai, Kage and their bodyguards who get in his way, ditching two teammates when saving them becomes inconvenient, and [[spoiler:[[ShootTheHostage stabbing through the remaining one]] (after she'd healed his life-threatening injuries ''twice'' during the arc) when saving her becomes inconvenient as well]]. Finally, his plan to [[spoiler:kill everyone in Konoha for the Uchiha Clan massacre that only a select few are responsible for is best described as [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery forcing his suffering onto everyone else]]]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Post-FaceHeelTurn. Even more so after he finds out the truth about Itachi. Driving it in is the way he [[KickTheDog abandons Karin and disowns her as useless once she becomes a liability, even though she had just healed him a short while before.]] [[spoiler:Even after his HeelFaceTurn he still doesn't exactly see (or refuses to accept) that his clan was its own worst enemy, and instead is now focusing his hatred on the entire shinobi system. He may not go about it in the pure jerkass KillEmAll way like before, but he is perfectly willing to be an ass to others around him if they don't go along with his goals. He also intends to kill Naruto, so obviously he hasn't quite gotten over the root of his problems.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Back before his FaceHeelTurn, he was this. Though he presented a cold facade, he grew to care about Naruto and Sakura
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Despite wanting to be Hokage, he refuses the idea that his clan might be to blame for its trouble, instead projecting it onto the system itself. Not only that, he's an ass to ''everyone'', even Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura who saved his life multiple times. He downright degrades Kakashi and Sakura, calling them useless and refusing to be the least bit forthcoming until they accept that he's in charge. He later makes it perfectly clear he'll let them die if it means winning.]]
** [[spoiler: This also extends to everyone caught in the Infinite Tsukuyomi.]]
* KickTheDog: If stabbing [[spoiler:Karin]] wasn't enough in itself, [[UngratefulBastard disowning]] [[TheMedic her]] as [[TheLoad useless]] puts the ice on the cake. However, [[spoiler: Karin pathetically swoons over his smooth-talking and accepts the apology.]] Meanwhile, ''Suigetsu'' gets the business end of all [[spoiler: her]] pent-up angst.
** KickTheSonOfABitch: His usual MO, and what keeps him from becoming truly irredeemable from a plot perspective. Orochimaru, Deidara, Itachi, Danzo... even Karin could count under this, considering that she was explicitly stated to be loyal to Orochimaru when he was alive, and was shown to have ruled his South Base with a ruthless iron fist.
* KillingIntent: In part two, thanks to Orochimaru. It's so strong, it's enough to calm down Ax Crazies Juugo and Suigetsu.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: When [[spoiler:his Rinnegan]] was first portrayed on colored pages, it was red. On the cover of Chapter 686, [[spoiler:it's light purple]], and explanation's been given as to why.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Sasuke spent the better part of the manga cutting off bonds with his former friends and stabbing his allies in the back all for the sake of power and revenge, it ultimately leaves him dying alone in the battlefield after being stabbed in heart and discarded by Madara who cut off his bonds with and betrayed everyone for the sake of accomplishing his plan. To make it painfully clear, his panels are put side to side with Naruto who is also dying but has his two closest friends Gaara and [[CombatMedic Sakura]] trying to save his life.]]
** [[spoiler:To put icing on the cake, Karin, the woman who he disowned as useless despite saving his life in every battle he took part since recruiting her is for the first time too far away to save him from a fatal wound she could easily heal. Sasuke must be bitting off his tongue for not having her around now.]]
** [[spoiler: Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] as Kabuto, Orochimaru and the Hawk team eventually saved him even if, with the exception of [[StalkerWithACrush Karin]], they did it with unclear intentions.]]
** [[spoiler: Inverted with Sakura, Obito, and Kakashi. Despite deeming them useless, Sakura and Obito ''save his ass'' when Kaguya traps him in the desert dimension. And thanks to Obito, Kakashi awakens the Sharingan in ''both eyes'' and saves Sakura from Kaguya by manifesting Perfect Susano'o, leaving Sasuke speechless.]]
* LastOfHisKind: Subverted. He is called this, but his brother was still alive at the time, only disowned. Not long after Itachi's death, it's revealed there is another Uchiha still alive, and well hidden.
** [[spoiler: Now he is the last of his kind. Obito, Itachi, and Madara are all dead.]]
* TheLancer: To Kakashi's Leader role being trained more closely than Sakura or Naruto and taking up the leadership position during the Chuunin exams. Also to Naruto's Hero role as his primary {{foil}} throughout the series.
* LaughingMad: Twice, the first time after achieving his Cursed Seal Level 2 form, and the second time after [[spoiler: Kakashi asks him to give up on his quest for revenge.]]
* TheLeader: In the absence of Kakashi during Part I, particularly the Chunin Exams. He also serves as a fairly effective one to Team Taka through most of Part II. He assumes leadership again much later [[spoiler: when it's Team 7 vs. the world under the Infinite Tsukoyomi. Despite Naruto's objections and the fact that he puts it in the rudest possible manner, Kakashi concedes that Sasuke is the best choice for leader since his Rinnegan is the key to stopping the Infinite Tsukoyomi]].
* LeaderWannabe: Post-timeskip [[spoiler: following his HeelFaceTurn, he declares that he intends to become Hokage. The others call him out on how ridiculous this sounds. His takeover of Team 7 when Infinite Tsukoyomi hits isn't exactly full of tact, either, but Kakashi says they should go with it since Sasuke's the only one who knows what's going on]].
* LeeroyJenkins: Has taken to this trope since getting the Mangekyo Sharingan. He gets better by the [[spoiler:Fourth Shinobi World War]], since he's been holding on to the SanityBall.
* LivingMacGuffin: Between [[TheHero Naruto]], [[TrueCompanions Sakura]], [[MadScientist Orochimaru]], [[BigBadWannabe Kabuto]] and [[BigBad Tobi]], everyone seems to want some part of Sasuke. Even Pain shows interest towards him once or twice (even if they never meet).
* LonersAreFreaks
* LonerTurnedFriend: For a time, he started to open himself to the others before Itachi's beatdown caused him to head in the opposite direction.
* LoveMakesYouEvil and [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Crazy]]: According to [[spoiler:Tobirama]], like with many other Uchiha, this is the reason why Sasuke went so completely off the deep end. [[spoiler:Not because he is incapable of loving someone, but because when he loves, he loves so deeply and fundamentally that when that love is lost, it ultimately destroys him, which was exactly happened with Itachi.]]
* MagicalEye: The Sharingan and then later the Mangenkyou Sharingan, and then finally the Eternal Magenkyou Sharingan. They grant the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]...
** AuraVision: He develops the ability to see chakra and can even discern chakra type.
** CombatClairvoyance: The Sharigan sharpens his eyesight by leagues. With it, he's able to read & anticipate enemy movements without missing a beat.
** InstantArmor: The Susanoo technique, which has a more monstrous appearance than Itachi's [[spoiler: and ultimately transcends to its Perfect state, looking similar to Madara's]].
** HypnoticEyes: Like Itachi, Sasuke can use Tsukuyomi, though his is not as developed as he can't control the victim's perception of time.
** {{Hellfire}}: While Itachi primarily favored his Sharingan's genjutsu ability, Sasuke seems to focus on the [[TechnicolorFire Amaterasu]] technique via the Blaze Release. His Susanoo even has a FlamingSword covered in the Blaze Release flames.
** MegaManning: Averted save for one instance. The Sharingan can copy almost any jutsu except the Blood Limits, but Sasuke has only ever been shown to copy one thing this way: a bit of Rock Lee's Taijutsu that he couldn't properly utilize anyway.
** After realizing his power as [[spoiler: the reincarnation of Indra, the elder son of the Sage of Six Paths]] and receiving power from the Sage's spirit, Sasuke awakens [[spoiler:the Rinnegan, which he [[MismatchedEyes only possesses in his left eye]] and which bears a striking resemblance to Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's ThirdEye and the eye of the Ten Tails, possessing nine Sharingan-like tomoe.]]
* MasterSwordsman: Is extremely skilled with his chokuto.
* MindRape: Immediately after the Uchiha Massacre, Sasuke was subjected to this by Itachi, forcing him to relive their parents' murder again and again for days on end.
* MoralMyopia: His revenge was kind of justified [[spoiler: till the truth of Itachi being a double agent was revealed]], then he comes across as spiteful. [[spoiler:After meeting the Hokages, he's come to the conclusion that it's the ''system'' which is the problem, not the actions of himself or his kin.]]
* MrFanservice: Again, not that he cares.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After learning the truth about Itachi.]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: "Sasuke" comes from famous folktale ninja Sarutobi Sasuke. It's also the name of the Third Hokage's father, who Mikoto named him after.
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: In 680, he bluntly tells Naruto that [[spoiler: Kaguya is a hair's breadth from assimilating all humanity and only they can stop her, so they can't afford to worry about Sakura and Kakashi. Naruto admits he's got a point, but also reminds Sasuke of what he did on the bridge.]]
* NeverBeHurtAgain: Sasuke's motivation for [[spoiler: wanting to be Hokage]] is to reform the institutions that caused him so much pain from the inside so they can't screw up anyone else's life, or his anymore.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Sasuke almost seems pathologically resistant to any negative consequences of his actions or those of his clan. After learning that they were staging a coup, he blames the village for it. Meeting the Hokages only serves to convince him that the entire ninja system is flawed and that only ''he'' can fix it. He even goes so far as to claim he'll become Hokage, ignoring the fact that his current status would make Konohamaru a more likely immediate candidate than himself. Basically, he ''knew'' he wouldn't be [[EasilyForgiven easily forgiven]] for what he's done... he just doesn't give a damn, as usual.]]
** [[spoiler:Though to be fair, blaming a seventeen-year-old kid for not wanting to think that his beloved family was anything other than a group of paragons of goodness seems to be petty and unfair at best. All the other stuff does hold though.]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Lampshaded with his Hawk Summoning Contract, but mostly averted with his other abilities. All of the other abilities he gains (Cursed Seal, Mangekyo Sharingan and all of its requisite techniques etc.) are, at the very least, foreshadowed in some significant manner which justifies his possession of them before he gets them, even if he, in particular, is not the one using them at those times, which takes them out of the territory of this trope. Mostly, any smatterings of this trope in him seem to be a case of the author not devoting a large amount of time to Sasuke's training montages rather than anything else.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Saved Karin from Killer Bee, which allowed the latter to escape. If he hadn't done this, it's likely his side would've already won the War. [[SubvertedTrope Though in the long run it would've been bad for Sasuke too, as he changed sides later on.]]
* NotWorthKilling: Itachi claims he let Sasuke live through the massacre because of this, but [[spoiler: it's not true.]]
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: [[spoiler:Unaware of Itachi killing the Uchihas under the orders of the Hidden Leaf elders]]. When he found, he ''didn't'' take it well.
* OneWingedAngel: His Level 2 Cursed Seal of Heaven form, which gives him grey skin, purple hair, black sclera and lips, fangs, a star-like mark on his nose, and hand-shaped wings. He lost one wing to Deidara and the ability to use it altogether after Itachi purged him [[spoiler: of Orochimaru's SoulFragment]].
* OnlyMostlyDead: After being [[spoiler:impaled with his own sword by Madara, Sasuke was left to bleed out and according to Karin his chakra signature is gone, meaning he's either dead or on the brink of death. He's healed by Kabuto.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Maintains this attitude towards Naruto [[spoiler: even after his HeelFaceTurn, protecting him from Obito while imagining slicing Naruto's part of the Team 7 photo to pieces.]]
* PartialTransformation: His mastery of the Curse Mark lets him to do this.
* PerpetualFrowner: And when he does smile, it's either condescending or just plain creepy.
* PlayingWithFire: The Uchiha specialty.
* [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Causes Insanity]]: ''All'' of Sasuke's problems can be traced to the fact that pretty much everyone ''except'' the people trying to manipulate him refuse to tell him jack. By the time anyone bothers to explain the truth behind the Uchiha massacre to him, Sasuke is so wrapped up in his own hatred that he has no other avenue but to irrationally lash out at those he perceives are to blame. [[spoiler:His chat with the revived Hokages may have the potential to knock some sanity into him, since they are both straight with him and aren't trying to turn him into a psychopath.]]
* PowerTattoo: His Cursed Seal of Heaven, which caused black flame-like markings to spread across his body in its first stage and [[OneWingedAngel transforms him]] into a WingedHumanoid in its second, all while drastically amplifying his abilities [[spoiler: with senjutsu chakra]].
* ThePowerOfHate: Tobi says that the more Sasuke gives into his own hatred, the stronger he becomes. Naturally [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity this isn't a very healthy way to power up]].
* {{Pride}}: Typical of Uchiha.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: He follows the steps of TheHerosJourney, even more archetypally than Naruto himself. But each one seems to bring him closer to be a villain. [[spoiler:He ends up as one through the course of Part II]].
* PsychoForHire: This is all he really is to Tobi. Sasuke is not important enough to be let in on Tobi's plans and the latter mostly uses him as muscle he can point at something. His ultimate value to Tobi is as a bargaining chip to keep Kabuto on his side, as some kind of gladiator he wants Naruto to fight, or as [[PoweredByAForsakenChild Gedo Mazo's new battery]]. [[spoiler: Until Kabuto was knocked out of the game by Itachi and Sasuke]].
* PsychopathicManchild: Definitely is this after the Kage Summit, particularly when he affectionately calls Itachi "Nii-san" for the first time in years [[spoiler:after stabbing through Karin to lethally injure Danzo]].
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Kakashi's pupil until the end of Part I. Not especially [[GoodIsNotNice nice]], but good nonetheless.
* PureIsNotGood: [[spoiler: Edo Itachi]] points out that Sasuke is still pure in a sense. It's why he's so easily manipulated. WordOfGod confirms this:
-->'''Kishimoto''': Sasuke is basically a very pure person who doesn't think about whether what he does is good or bad. He just does what he wants to do, which causes trouble for others. [[ItsAllAboutMe He's very self-centered, only concerned with himself]]. Some people might think what he's doing is good, like avenging his parents or trying to realize his brother's ideals. But he is troubling others in his pursuits, so that aspect is bad. So it's hard to say with clarity, but it's all about whether it's right or wrong to be so self-centered with your goals. I'd say he's not good or bad, he's just pure.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: He's black-haired, pale-skinned, and is considered by many girls to be quite handsome. He gets it from his mom.
* RazorSharpHand: The Chidori, which coats his hand in lightning chakra and amplifies its ability to cut and pierce objects. He can even extend it as Chidori Sharp Spear to act as a sword, and channel it into his chokuto to increase its cutting potency.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Sasuke was stated to be more evil as he used his Sharingan more. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that this is quite literal, being a genetic trait of all Uchihas.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: Sasuke has [[spoiler: Indra's chakra reincarnated into him. However like Naruto, he can't access his past life's experience or soul, thus isn't a literal reincarnation.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Lives on this trope 99% of the time, the lasting 1% being when he's motivated by protecting his TrueCompanions. [[spoiler:Later, it eventually becomes 100%]]. Should the object of that revenge be removed, fear not! He'll find something new to point his revenge at. Hell, he's [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} the God of this very trope]]!
** A clear example of this occurs when [[spoiler:Kabuto, who also wants to destroy Konoha, invites Sasuke to team up with him because even he sees that revenge against Konoha is clearly not what Itachi would want... and he gets to that point because ''Itachi himself'' couldn't talk him out of it]].
** Starting to grow out of this after [[spoiler: meeting with the resurrected Itachi and learning the truth about the Uchiha Clan's massacre.]]
* RevengeMyopia: [[spoiler:Sasuke wants revenge on all of Konoha for ordering Itachi to kill the Uchiha just because the Uchiha were about to pull a coup.]]
* TheRival: To Naruto.
** RivalTurnedEvil: A posterboy.
* RoundedCharacter: He's a complex guy. His personality and motives are often debated.
* SanityHasAdvantages: Generally when Sasuke calms down and thinks, he fights better and is more creative.
* ShapingYourAttacks: His [[BladeOnAStick Chidori Eisou]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Great Dragon Fire]], and [[FlamingSword Sword of Kagatsuchi]] abilities.
* ShadowArchetype: Both Naruto and Sasuke lost their families and had to live alone, are obsessive to the point of fanaticism in their goals, [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands level]] [[TrainingFromHell up]] like it's going out of style to reach their goals (often [[ContrivedCoincidence conveniently]] matching or spurring each other's upgrades) and even [[spoiler: are destined to face and probably end the ancient feud between Senju/Uchiha]]. Naruto himself lampshades it at some point, commenting that had some events not happened, their positions may very well have been reversed.
* ShockAndAwe: [[RazorSharpHand Chidori]] [[SpellBlade and]] [[ShapingYourAttacks numerous]] [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation other]] techniques derived from it.
** PsychoElectro: ...which ultimately get used to put holes into allies and enemies alike, at times accompanied by a nice PsychoticSmirk.
* ShootTheHostage: Happens when he makes his Chidori blade go through [[spoiler:[[TrueCompanions Karin]]]] to reach [[spoiler:Danzo]].
* SiblingRivalry: As a child, he worked desperately to catch up to Itachi so he could receive the same acknowledgement from his father as Itachi would. After the massacre, [[CainAndAbel he built hatred for his brother for taking away their parents and clan.]]
* SignatureMove: Chidori. Later on Susanoo and Blaze Release.
* SlidingDownTheSlipperySlope: He was never fully sane or nice, but [[spoiler:when he finds out about Itachi's real motives, he abandoned whatever moral standards and reason he had beforehand. By the time of the Kage conference, he is no longer above abandoning/sacrificing the rest of Hawk and indiscriminate murder to get his revenge]].
** [[spoiler: As of 627, he seems to be slowly clawing his way back up.]]
* TheSouthpaw: Sasuke is left-handed.
* TheStoic: Much more in part II where he constantly has a blank face. His moods are more diverse in Part I: annoyment, excitement, concern...
** NotSoStoic: Triggered by encountering: fear (first encounters with Zabuza and Orochimaru), rage (anything about the Uchiha), and so on. Probably the most poignant example, however, is how he just starts crying after he learns the truth of Itachi's motivations, especially considering how he showed almost no emotion throughout Part II before this point.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: The TookALevelInDumbass scenarios mentioned below are likely a result of overestimating the abilities of his new Mangekyo Sharingan [[spoiler:(Eternal version in the last, spoilered scenario)]].
* SuperMode: His [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Cursed Seal's]] Level One was this up
user until he activated [[OneWingedAngel Level Two]]. [[spoiler: Like everyone else which gains Naruto's cloak, his techniques are increased to a high level. For example: his [[GuardianEntity Susano'o]] grows from barely 10 meters tall to about 118 and gains ''legs'' after receiving Naruto's chakra. With Jugo's help, he can create a Cursed Seal Susano'o for yet another Super Mode fought Itachi, so he can damage Obito... and might not have even realized he had one until then he activates its Perfect form, giving it a nose and facial structure identical to Madara's Perfect Susanoo, and equips it to Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode.]]
* SuperReflexes: His first encounter with Rock Lee points out that he doesn't have this. He gains them through the course of the story.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Being an Uchiha, he definitely gets the SuperPowerLottery of abilities, [[spoiler: even possessed Orochimaru's OneWingedAngel as well as his abilities for a short while]].
* SurroundedByIdiots: He really must have felt this way when the ninja girls, Sakura and Ino included, start to fangirl over him the first time they meet him.
* SurvivorGuilt: It drove him insane. [[spoiler: Just ask Danzo or Karin]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome: His OneWingedAngel and his sanity slippage brings out the ugly side of things.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Later, he turns AxCrazy.
* TearsOfRemorse: After Tobi fills him in about Itachi's actions following their final showdown, which makes him realize big bro loved him all along. It is the first time Sasuke cries on screen, save for flashbacks.
* ThouShaltNotKill: After the time skip, he restricts himself and Team Snake from killing anyone because he only had his sights on killing Itachi.
** Unfortunately this goes out the window once he learns the truth about the Uchiha Massacre and sets his sight on killing all of Konoha and anyone else getting in his way of revenge.
* ThousandYardStare: In flashbacks after the destruction of the Uchiha clan in Part I. In Part II, after Itachi's death.
* TookALevelInBadass: Between part 1 and part 2. It's difficult to say whether or not the [[PowerAtAPrice Mangekyo Sharingan]] gave him one, [[spoiler: but his Eternal Mangekyo certainly did.]]
* TookALevelInDumbass: Got noticeably more reckless after Itachi died. He underestimated Killer Bee during their fight and nearly died ''three times''. He barges into the Kage Summit taking on five well-renowned Kages without any sort of plan or even any knowledge of their abilities and again nearly dies several times. [[spoiler: Even after his HeelFaceTurn, he still charged in
at the Juubi, the progenitor of Narutoverse itself, to attack Obito without any sort of plan. Freakin' ''[[LeeroyJenkins Naruto]]'' actually called him on this. It was still epic, though.earliest.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starts as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and slowly [[JerkassFacade works his way]] down the queue [[{{Jerkass}} as time passes]]. He [[ZigZaggingTrope wavers occasionally]], but it never seems to stick.
* TookALevelInKindness:
** Alternatively: [[spoiler: Specifically averted, even The use of the normal Sharingan drains a lot of chakra (he was out of commission for a few days after his HeelFaceTurn. He the first battle with Zabuza), the Mangekyou Sharingan requires ''even more'' chakra, so it's possible that he hadn't yet the stamina required to use it.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: Proud owner of the ''ultimate'' rivalry with Might Guy, lasting from their early teenhood, up into adulthood, and
still acts like very, very intense as they go over the hill, showing absolutely ''NO'' signs of slowing down.
** It should be noted that Guy and Kakashi's rivalry is the only one with
a massive tool generally positive relationship to it. Every other rivalry usually makes the losing part very bitter, or their friendship dissolves. This includes Naruto/Sasuke, Hashirama/Madara and Sarutobi/Danzo
* GenerationXerox: He was mentioned to greatly resemble his father Sakumo Hatake, Konoha's White Fang, which made his enemies tremble in fear of him even when he was just about 13 years of age, mistaking him for his father. Cut to many years after when he is already known as ''Kakashi of the Sharingan'' and you know the awesome is InTheBlood. Further xerox-ing lays credibility that since the Third Hokage taught the original Sannin of Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade, and that since the villagers see him as temporary Hokage when Tsunade was in her coma, Kakashi is a generation Xerox of Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.
** He's also a generation xerox of Jiraiya. He lost his teacher, lost his student (to the dark side), [[spoiler:his best friend turned into one of the most reviled criminals in history and was indirectly responsible for their teacher's death]], and has a near pathological HeroicSelfDeprecation as well.
** And he is ''also'' one to Minato as well, especially considering that his team is basically a GenerationXerox of Minato's team. One of them went evil because LoveMakesYouEvil (Obito and Sasuke), one of them stayed with Konoha (Naruto and Kakashi), and one was a skilled medic-nin (Rin and Sakura).
* GuileHero: Is very cunning and capable of manipulating his opponents.
* {{Henohenomoheji}}: Seen on Kakashi's decoy scarecrow in Episode 101 ("Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face!"), when Team 7 attempts to unveil Kakashi's true face. It's also featured on the backs of his 9 ''ninken'' (Ninja Hounds/Dogs) Summoning group.
* HeroicRROD: This happens to him a lot in part one - at one point, the others are surprised when he doesn't need a hospital trip after a fight. He can handle the Sharingan somewhat better in ''Shippuden'', but still needs to watch his reserves carefully.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He is pretty much this with Guy. Gai being the person he trusts the most.
* [[ILetGwenStacyDie I Let Rin Die]]: Specifically, ''he killed her himself''... [[spoiler:because she chose to jump in the way of his Raikiri rather than be a TrojanHorse.]]
* InformedAbility: Kakashi is a legendary ninja who has supposedly copied over a thousand jutsu. Nearly
all of his former friends, even though opponents have talked about how dangerous he is now once again their ally. Also, when they first face him. Yet, we almost ''never'' get to see him go all out, and when he outright wants does get to burn down instead of rescue battle he's usually forced to use up chakra protecting his peers. The worst example is probably when he took on the Bijuu depite remaining zombified Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. It was implied to be an absolute CurbStompBattle in his favour, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome but it happened entirely off-panel.]] Completely averted in the anime, which takes advantage of AdaptationExpansion. The fights are just as badass as you'd expect them to be.
** In addition, Kakashi the Copy-Ninja has yet to ever actually ''copy'' any jutsu on-screen. In the Land of Waves Zabuza- and subsequently many fans- believed that he had somehow copied and reversed his Water jutsu at the exact moment Zabuza himself was using it, perhaps even ''before'', but by the next battle Zabuza has realised that Kakashi simply used his Sharingan to implant ideas of what jutsu to use in Zabuza's mind, to freak him out, meaning every Water jutsu Zabuza used was already in Kakashi's arsenal. He ''might'' have copied Kakuzu's Iron Skin jutsu but if he has, he has yet to demonstrate it.
** [[spoiler:Finally averted as of the latest arc. He takes on Obito, who, up until now, has served as the BigBad for most of the story, in single combat and handily defeats him.]]
* [[spoiler: LooseLips]]: [[spoiler: Accidentally leaked the classified information of
Naruto's pleas birth, unaware that Obito was listening in, or that he was even alive, at a visit to Rin's grave.]]
* LovableSexManiac: He's a big fan of Jiraiya's book series.
* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]]
and plans to murder the then later the Magenkyou Sharingan. It grants him the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]... [[spoiler: later loses it to Madara and has his original eye restored in its socket by Naruto, but then gets upgraded to a complete set of Sharingan implanted in his own eyes, courtesy of Obitio's spirit.]]
** AuraVision: The most standard ability of the Sharingan is to see Chakra.
** CombatClairvoyance: It also gives the ability to predict the opponents next moves.
** MegaManning: Kakashi's specialty.
** HypnoticEyes: Just ask Zabuza.
** PortalCut: Kakashi's Magenkyou Sharingan's special Kamui jutsu.
** InstantArmor: [[spoiler: Due to Obito passing on his chakra and Sharingan, Kakashi gains the Susano'o, and can manifest it as Perfect!]]
** EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Perfect Susanoo, by far his strongest ability of them all.]]
* MaskPower: NEVER seen without it. The only time his face was uncovered, it wasn't shown onscreen. An anime filler episode revolves around Team 7 trying to see under Kakashi's mask. When they finally get him to remove it in front of them, underneath is... [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal another mask]].]]
** On some covers he doesn't have it, but then his face is usually covered by his book or hand.
** Also, according to Pakkun, he hates being photographed without it.
* MeaningfulName: Kakashi means "scarecrow," and Hatake means "farmland or field." Both are an obvious reference to his tall and lean appearance. This also ties to his use of a {{Henohenomoheji}} logo on his summoned dogs and decoys. There's also the fact that real life ninjas often disguised themselves as poor farmers. Get's into ThemeNaming when you consider his Dad's name could come from the the word Sakumotsu, which translates to "Crops".
* MrExposition: In the first arc.
* MultilayerFacade: Kakashi is a literal case: [[spoiler: he wears ''another mask'' under his mask.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Tends to dwell on this, especially regarding Obito, losing track of time at the Memorial Stone by ''reminding himself of how he has failed.'' And then there's the issue of his ''second'' team...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He inadvertently caused [[spoiler: the Kyuubi incident by blabbing that Kurama's jinchuriki was gonna have a baby in front of Rin's grave, not realizing Obito was there as well.]]
** If we really want to blame him, blame him for rescuing Obito.
* NonChalantDodge: The Trope picture
* NoMouth: Keeps his mouth concealed behind a mask at all times. Played with in the best filler of the anime.
* TheNoseKnows: He is said to have a very good sense of smell. And he has a pack of trained canines.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: We first meet Kakashi as a goofy teacher who falls for one of Naruto's unbelievably idiotic pranks, but he soon reveals himself to be {{Badass}}. His enemies do know he's dangerous, and treat him as such, but he's FAR more dangerous than most of them have been led to believe.
* ObsoleteMentor: [[AvertedTrope Averts]] this, despite being [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] sometimes. He specifically mentions in one arc that he's still young and improving. In the fight against [[BigBad Tobi/Obito]] he's particularly important. He's not a PersonOfMassDestruction like the main cast, but his shrewdness is still one of his greatest assets.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Kakashi vs The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Kakashi won apparently, but he misplaced Zabuza's sword.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Being the flake he usually acts like, seeing him almost too mad to speak
after stopping Guy reveals he taught Lee the Ten-Tails.[[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Hidden Lotus]] clues the audience in that things are about to get serious.
* OutDamnedSpot: After waking up from a nightmare [[spoiler:of him killing Rin]].
* OvershadowedByAwesome: While certainly a versatile, experienced and highly competent fighter, his battles have been somewhat a letdown compared to say Akatsuki, Orochimaru or the Kages. He also suffers a lot of TheWorfEffect against this opponents, even more than Sasuke. A fairly common complaint is that he's hyped to be stronger than he is, especially in the Databooks, where he's hyped to be one of the most formidable shinobi alive. To his credit, however, those who Worf him tend to have attained a similar, if not greater ShroudedInMyth status.
** BoringYetPractical: His fighting style tends to be this, which is part of why he's overshadowed so much. His summons are a perfect example. Most ninja call up a giant animal to fight for them, Kakashi has a pack of hunting hounds.
* ParentalAbandonment:His father Sakumo committed suicide when Kakashi was six-years old and his mother died before then.
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: [[spoiler: Suffers from this during the Anbu filler arc. He can't use the Chidori/Raikiri with his mental trauma of killing Rin acting up everytime he tries to use it. Of course, considering what we've seen over the course of the series, he gets better.]]
* RedBaron: Kakashi has two famous nicknames first being Kakashi of the Sharingan, second being The Copy Ninja.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Might Guy's Red & Obito's Red.
* SempaiKohai: Senpai to Yugao, Yamato and Sai (who considers him as such in the anime). Also Shizune addresses with the honorfic.
* ShapingYourAttacks: His Running Beast ability.
* ShockAndAwe: Chidori, Raikiri/Lightning Blade, them lightning hounds, etc.
* ShroudedInMyth: See RedBaron. And just what the hell is behind that mask? [[spoiler: Another mask.
]]
* TranquilFury: In ShutUpHannibal: Finally delivered one to [[spoiler:Obito, pointing that he basically chose to ignore every feeling his fight against Danzō. After getting him to admit friends could possibly have, quoting Obito himself. "And those who don't respect their comrades' memories...are the truth worst."]]
** He gives another to Sasuke, after he declares that Kakashi could only understand how he felt
about how his family was murdered, he materializes his Susanoo, his face perfectly calm. His expression doesn't change when he [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill crushes Danzo like an overripe fruit a minute later]].
* TraumaCongaLine: Itachi's first [[MindRape Tsukiyomi]], Itachi's second Tsukiyomi, the revelation of Itachi's true allegiance,
Itachi if Sasuke went and finding out killed everyone he loved. Kakashi simply replies that Danzo ''harvested he can't do that, as everyone that qualifies is already dead.
* SignatureMove: Raikiri/Lightning Blade, similar to the Chidori only better.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: His bell test.
* SpaceMaster: His Mangekyo Sharingan's technique, Kamui, can warp objects into [[PocketDimension another dimension]]. He can now use Kamui to get to and from the other dimension at will.
* TheStoic: Probably the hardest character to get a rise out of in the entire series, except where the Icha Icha series Or
his dead family members' bodies'' for their Sharingan ultimately drive Sasuke completely over the edge. Poor kid...
best friend is concerned.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his clan. And his cause.
**
SuperMode: [[spoiler: After the Edo Tensei is released in the 4th ninja war, he finally embrace Itachi's will and sides with the Ninja Alliance against Madara to protect Konoha.His Version 1 Cloak that Naruto gave him.]]
* TheUnfavourite: As Itachi was the eldest of his sons, and hence, the successor of the clan, Fugaku focused most of his attention on him, as a result neglecting Sasuke. Sasuke felt his father didn't care for him until Itachi and Fugaku had a falling out.
** ParentalFavoritism: His mother cared deeply for Sasuke and would often cheer him up. She even told him Fugaku spoke greatly of Sasuke when they were alone, only because Fugaku was sort quiet about admitting such things.
* TheUnfettered: Part of his CharacterDevelopment and an excellent example. Counting from his first encounter
He gets another one, this time a personal ability, that crosses with Itachi, he slowly goes more and more insane, and this trope results, though his dedication to Juugo, Suigetsu and Karin prevents EleventhHourSuperpower: After [[spoiler:Obito gives him from truly becoming this. It is only after he kills Danzo and abandons them that he really becomes TheUnfettered. The trope's page reads like it was written for him!
* UngratefulBastard: As
both the Leaf Village and Team Hawk find out. Not only did he ''leave'' all of his friends after all the time he'd spent with them, [[spoiler:he also leaves Jugo and Suigetsu behind Mangekyo Sharingan]], he can use [[spoiler: Susanoo immediately. And unlike other Susanoo users who have to be captured by the Samurai after they save him develop it in stages, it manifests in its perfect form right from the Third Raikage, and later shoots a Chidori through Karin after she heals him at the end of his fight with Danzo]].
* UnwantedHarem: Just about ''every'' girl back at the Ninja Academy, Ino and Sakura included, practically drooled all over him whenever he was around.
* UnwittingPawn: Thanks to Itachi's [[ColdBloodedTorture work]] [[MindRape when he was a kid]] and Sasuke's obssesion with revenge, it's quite easy to [[MoreThanMindControl manipulate him]]. In addition to only intending to serve his own ends, even if he doesn't side with the good guys once he leaves them - or the bad guys fully - some of his actions end up being beneficial to them (killing [[spoiler:Orochimaru, Deidara, Danzo and the original white Zetsu]] comes to mind).
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was an extremely sweet kid before Itachi murdered his family and tortured him by forcing him to relive their deaths for three days straight. Afterwards, he is... less nice.
* VillainCorner: It got really dark, really quickly...
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Starts questioning his desire for revenge following his encounter with Edo Itachi.
* WingedHumanoid: His Cursed Seal Level 2 transformation has hand-shaped wings, and [[spoiler:his Rinnegan-enhanced Perfect Susanoo has a pair of bat-like wings]].
* WeaponOfChoice: Sasuke's main weapon post-timeskip is a chokuto, a sword resembling a straight-bladed [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: Or Well Done Younger Brother Guy... both can apply really.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Although Sasuke still displays some fairly selfish traits after his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn, he arguably qualifies as this. His new goal is to cast down the antiquated system that was the ultimate cause of his suffering and that of countless others, and he's willing to do anything, including destroying the Tailed Beasts, to do so.
get-go.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: TeamDad: To Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke.
* TookALevelInBadass: It's more subtle than most of the cast, but think about it.
The patron saint of this. Not only first time we see him go all-out using the Sharingan, summons, and a Raikiri is enough to tire him out. Post-time skip, he's somehow got a Mangekyo that can send stuff through ''another dimension'', and against Kakuzu he's firing off Raikiri like cheap kunai and staying on his feet afterwards.
* TookALevelInKindness: Obito's death made him realize how important it was to care for your comrades more.
* TragicKeepsake: He kept his father's Tanto for a good bit, but his sharingan eye, which was transplanted into him from his dead best friend, Obito Uchiha is what really falls into this trope.
* TranquilFury: What happens when he ''truly'' gets pissed.
* TraumaCongaLine: Kakashi is by far the worst to get hit
with Naruto this trope ever. Let's make a count, shall we? His best friend dies saving him and Konoha, even his new allies who were ready other teammate, his sensei dies saving the village without him being able to give do anything about it. He promised said best friend that he'd protect their lives for him were quickly discarded.
* WhamLine: When Sasuke states: [[spoiler:I will
other teammate, only to [[spoiler: end up breaking the promise and killing her]] Then, one of his students pulls a FaceHeelTurn. Finally, it turns out his best friend is NotQuiteDead after all, and has become Hokage.the BigBad responsible for nearly everything that has happened in the manga, [[spoiler:BECAUSE he killed Rin.]] On top of that, he was already pretty traumatized before any of that happened. When he was 7 his father, whom he idolized, was ostracized by an entire village and ended up killing himself through seppuku before Kakashi's eyes. And his mother's fate is still unknown, other than that she was under 30 when she died...
* TrueCompanions: A firm believer in this concept.
* UnknownRival: Guy is his, though it may be more that Kakashi does not ''want'' to acknowledge it. It turns out that he does acknowledge Guy as his true rival, and the scene that reveals this is pretty heartwarming.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
** [[spoiler:He speaks about Naruto's birth at Rin's grave. Unfortunately, Obito happened to be watching.
]]
* WildCard: Mainly in Part II, but ** He abandoned his mission so that he is already one at the end of Part I.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Every time Sasuke gets a power-up, he grows increasingly more delusional and batshit crazy.
** [[spoiler: More like With Great Insanity Comes Great Power. Every time an Uchiha is pushed to their emotional limit, [[BreakTheCutie (which is apparently easy enough to do since
could help Obito when they born incredibly nice were kids, resulting in a crippled Obito ending up on Madara's doorstep setting off most of the plot.
* WeakButSkilled: Kakashi's individual skill
and empathetic)]] they unlock more Sharingan powers. This jutsu is not weak per se - it's probably where in the whole "kill your very top percentile of the shinobi world. However against the ridiculously overpowered villains of the Shippuden series like the Akatsuki, Pain and Tobi, Kakashi is forced to fall back on his natural wit and can be considered this - especially considering his lack of chakra for spamming his SignatureMove.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: His
best friend to get Obito is now a major contender in the Mangekyo Sharingan" tradition came from.contest to determine the most evil ninja of all time. Tune in tomorrow to find out the results!
* TheWorfEffect: His only real victory has been against Zabuza. After that he's only been used to show how strong whatever enemy comes along is, often with him commenting about how much stronger than him they are. That said, he fares a lot better in team battles (against Akatsuki) contributing to victories over Deidara, Itachi (sort of--it's complicated), Hidan/Kakuzu and recently Tobi. Which makes quite a lot of sense when you remember "teamwork" is pretty much everything to the man.
** Though he seems to have finally left it behind in the current arc, [[spoiler:going so far as to defeating Tobi, one of the Major {{BigBad}}s of the series, in a one on one battle inside the Kamui dimension by shoving a Lightning Cutter through his chest leaving a gaping wide hole.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: He makes two, one before and one during [[spoiler:his final duel with Obito, although the latter is an internal monologue. They both signify his acknowledgement of the fact that his former best friend must now be treated no differently than any other enemy.
]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He becomes one [[spoiler:after hearing ** [[spoiler:"In the truth about [[GoodAllAlong Itachi]]]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
ninja world, those who break the rules are trash. However, those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash. And the ones who abandon their friends' feelings are even worse than that. I won't get rid of your past feelings... even if it's you refusing them."]]
** Towards [[MadScientist Orochimaru]], no less! [[spoiler:He did some research to defeat him.]]
** Later done to [[spoiler:Suigetsu
[[spoiler:''Naruto...You will never lose your way. You're stronger than me, and Jugo. He thanks them you're unique in many ways. As for saving his life repeatedly [[UngratefulBastard by telling Karin me, this is all I can do for know. I'll do what I must... In order to leave them behind]] protect the old Obito, I must...'''kill the current one!''''']]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Kakashi was 6
when she expresses concern for them, just so he can have his shot at Danzo]].
took the Chuunin Exams, but looked almost like a full grown teenager.
** [[spoiler:Karin, while not taking direct part Possibly a RetCon.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Kakashi remarked
in the battle, is instrumental to Sasuke's victory over Danzo, and healed him from his earlier wounds to enable him to fight. When Danzo takes her hostage, Sasuke shoots them both with his Chidori. He tells her third ''Shippuden'' movie ''Inheritors of the Will of Fire'' that she became a burden when she became a hostage]].
* YouShallNotPass: Proposed doing this to enable
Naruto's ethic of protecting his friends solemnly reminds him of his late comrade Obito Uchiha, whose spiky hair and knuckleheaded determination Naruto to escape with Sakura, but Naruto, his resolve restored, was able to defeat Gaara. mirrored perfectly.



[[folder:Sakura Haruno]]
-->''I've always considered myself to be a true ninja… but those were just empty words, because Sasuke and Naruto were always in the lead! [[LetsGetDangerous But now it's my turn to take the lead, and all of you can watch me from the background]]!''

->Voiced by: Creator/ChieNakamura (JP), Creator/KateHiggins (EN), Christine Byrd (Latin America), Pilar Martín (Spain)

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TheChick of Team 7. [[TriangRelations Naruto has a crush on her, while she has a crush on Sasuke]]. Sakura herself is an intelligent, gifted ''kunoichi'' from Konoha. Unlike most other ninja in the series, she has no unique skills of her own, using only standard ninja techniques and her brains. As a result, during the first part of the series she mostly sits on the sidelines or loses the ones she participates in. After failing to prevent her first love Sasuke's defection, and seeing a badly injured Naruto in the hospital, she concludes that she can't leave things like this, and apprentices herself to Princess Tsunade with the intent of no longer being a burden.

In ''Shippuden'', Sakura has picked up SuperStrength and [[TheMedic medical skills]] courtesy of Tsunade's TrainingFromHell, which turns her from TheLoad to a fine kunoichi of her [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl calibre]]. Her growth is shown in the first major fight of the new series, joining forces with Chiyo to defeat Akatsuki member Sasori in a drawn-out battle, and her healing skills are put to use for much of the series. Later, Sai calls her out on a certain promise with Naruto, which in Sai's eyes is equivalent to Danzo's tongue seal; a heavy curse to bear. He then berates her for letting Naruto shoulder such burdens, prompting Sakura to make up for Naruto's suffering in a desperate manner.

->Her hobbies are playing trivia games and memorizing new material for her medical studies.
->Favorite phrases: "A life with love throughout!" and "Courage"

to:

[[folder:Sakura Haruno]]
-->''I've always considered myself to be a true ninja… but those were just empty words, because Sasuke and Naruto were always in the lead! [[LetsGetDangerous But now it's my turn to take the lead, and all of

[[folder:Sai]]
-->''A smile can get
you can watch me from the background]]!''

out of a tough situation, even if it is fake.''

->Voiced by: Creator/ChieNakamura Creator/SatoshiHino (JP), Creator/KateHiggins BenjaminDiskin (EN), Christine Byrd (Latin America), Pilar Martín (Spain)

Ángel Coomonte (Spain)
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Sai is... a jerk, to put it mildly. A ninja from the village
of Konoha, pretty much all that is known about Sai is that he's a loner and that he has no family. He's a member of ANBU's Root Division, and first joins Team 7. [[TriangRelations 7 in the second arc. "Sai", a type of three-pronged dagger, is probably a pseudonym, but who knows? Given Root's... ''special'' methods of training, it might even be his real name.

As one might expect from someone who isn't around people much, Sai doesn't exactly make the greatest of first impressions on his teammates. Indeed, his first actions are to question Naruto's manhood, call Sakura ugly, and diss their former teammate Sasuke.
Naruto has a crush on her, while she has a crush on Sasuke]]. Sakura herself is an intelligent, gifted ''kunoichi'' from Konoha. Unlike most other ninja in the series, she has no unique skills of her own, using flatly states that he'll only standard ninja techniques and her brains. As a result, during the first part of the series she mostly sits on the sidelines or loses the ones she participates in. After failing to prevent her first love put up with Sai for Sasuke's defection, sake. He claims to have no personality whatsoever -- being polite or assholic is just a front for him.

A talented artist, Sai claims to have drawn several thousand pictures in his life, but, in keeping with his role as the hollow man, finds himself incapable of ever giving one a title. Sai uses his art in his jutsu. He has the ability to animate his drawings, creating creatures for attack or espionage, or generating clones out of ink.

It seems, however, that his purpose is more than just filling out Team 7. In reality, he was given the job by Danzo to assassinate Sasuke -- a task which he's clearly unable to do. He has a change of heart
and seeing forms a badly injured genuine friendship with Naruto and Sakura, although he's very [[NoSocialSkills socially awkward]] (which is often {{played for laughs}}).

In the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sai was placed
in the hospital, she concludes that she can't leave things like this, Ambush Division under Kankuro and apprentices herself to Princess Tsunade with the intent of no longer being a burden.

In ''Shippuden'', Sakura has picked up SuperStrength and [[TheMedic medical skills]] courtesy of Tsunade's TrainingFromHell, which turns her from TheLoad to a fine kunoichi of her [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl calibre]]. Her growth is shown in the first major fight of the new series, joining forces with Chiyo to defeat Akatsuki member Sasori in a drawn-out battle, and her healing skills are put to use for much of the series. Later, Sai calls her out on a certain promise with Naruto, which in Sai's eyes is equivalent to Danzo's tongue seal; a heavy curse to bear. He then berates her for letting Naruto shoulder such burdens, prompting Sakura to make up for Naruto's suffering in a desperate manner.

->Her
alongside Omoi.
->His
hobbies are playing trivia games drawing and memorizing new material for her medical studies.
calligraphy.
->Favorite phrases: "A life with love throughout!" and "Courage"
word: "Comrades"



* ActionGirl: Works towards this in Part I and becomes this with a vengeance in Part II. Despite her marginilization, when she does get in a fight she easily holds her own against powerful opponents.
** FauxActionGirl: Zig-Zags. While praised by Kakashi at the beginning for being (slightly) above average, she realized during the Chunin Exams and after how much better her competition was. Over the TimeSkip she trained under a Sannin like Naruto and Sasuke and had an impressive showing alongside Chiyo against Sasori, only for Naruto and Sasuke to win the SuperpowerLottery shortly afterwards and completely overshadow her and everyone else. She still has her moments, though. [[spoiler:During the Ten-Tails arc, she finally gets to step back up to the front line when she reveals that she mastered the White Strength Seal (Byakugou no In), having only recently gathered enough chakra to use it and then proceeds to wreck some {{Mooks}} before a pair catch her by surprise and Naruto and Sasuke save her and she returns to the sidelines.]]
* ACupAngst: Has a rather small chest and shows irritation about that.
* ActionSurvivor: Becomes this in the Forest of Death, where she tries to protect her unconscious teammates from the Sound trio, despite being hopelessly outmatched.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played straight at first, but then deconstructed after the time skip. Ultimately, she still has lingering feelings for Sasuke, despite what he's become and despite that his actions threaten war, and her need to help stop him.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her parents are totally this as shown by the Road to Ninja Movie, that Kishimoto personally wrote. They are both only genin and always point out her flaws, even in front of her friends.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Towards Naruto, especially when she punches him after coming back from his battle with Pain for making them all worry, then hugs him.
* BadLiar:
** When she realizes just how much Naruto is going through trying to uphold his promise to her, she tries to convince him to stop by claiming that she loves Naruto now and not Sasuke. Naruto doesn't buy it.
** Later, when planning to take out Sasuke herself, she claims that she has defected from Konoha was well and wants to join him. Sasuke is naturally suspicious, and he calls her bluff when she is unable to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten finish off Karin to prove it]].
* {{Badass}}: In the later part of the series she shows the ability to become one when the situation needs it.
** BadassAdorable
** BadassBookworm: She is just as skill a Medical Ninja as her master, which takes great understanding of the human body.
* BareYourMidriff: In the third movie, explained as being "summer attire"(Naruto and Lee also had slightly different outfits).
* BerserkButton: NEVER diss the forehead or call her ugly and [[spoiler: Naruto shouldn't try and make guesses about their relationship while she's trying to heal him. Nor should he (or anyone else for that matter) underestimate her.]]
** In Part I and early Part II making fun of Sasuke pushed the button. Part II, anyone that makes a bad remark about Naruto, she will yell at you even if you're [[spoiler:Sasuke]].
* [[spoiler: BrokenSmile: She's totally happy that Sasuke is back. [[BlatantLies Honestly!]]]]
* BoisterousBruiser: While Sakura in her offtime is loud and easily excitable, she applies that same determination and energy in battle, making her a dangerous enemy.
* BrickJoke: Early in part one it is revealed that Sakura was called "Billboard Brow" as a child. Close to the end of part two, as a teenager [[spoiler: she learns to use the Strength of a Hundred Seal, which manifests on what else but her forehead]].
* CantCatchUp: Without any clan or hidden power backing her up, it is hard enough for her to reach the same level as her teammates, more so surpass her master from two prominent clans. She's only seen on par with Naruto at the beginning of Shippuden immediately after the timeskip (although without a super mode equivalent to his Kyuubi transformation) and for a few brief moments when she activated the Strength of a Hundred Seal, on par with both Naruto and Sasuke [[spoiler:Once the two boys awaken their powers as the reincarnations of the Sage of Six Paths two sons, making them superior to Madara, heretofore a guy stronger than everyone else on the field put together, she lost any hope of ever catching up again. Unfortunately the Sage of Six Paths didn't have a daughter.]] And since Naruto [[spoiler: now has the ability to heal, better than Sakura even, she's lost the only thing that she could uniquely bring to the table.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from initially standing on the sidelines to taking an active role in helping Naruto and Sasuke, as well as assisting in Naruto's goal to bring Sasuke back. Much of her development in Part II is answering the question of how best to accomplish this goal.
** Completely symbolized by "Inner-Sakura" as well. The character represented all of Sakura's repressed emotions she constantly tried to cover up. Inner Sakura disappeared half-way through the first series as she started to be more straight forward about her feelings, and only appeared once in Shippuden as a gag.
** She had something of an ego at the beginning and as the series continued, she instead gained HeroicSelfDeprecation.
** In the fight against [[spoiler: Madara]] she acknowledges that even if she CantCatchUp she can still do her part and [[HeroicSacrifice charges him to provide a distraction]] for Naruto and Sasuke to do their thing rather than just sit there and do nothing.
** Though the development isn't always for the best. Sakura always had the bad habit of thinking she knew better than the people around her such as preparing to give up the chunnin exam test in place of Naruto because she thought he would fail but not choose to quit on his own. The development to not stay on the sidelines brings this quality more forward as she would later confront Sasuke alone after drugging her whole team because she thought someone as outrageously dangerous as Sasuke could be fooled and attacked so easily. In the most recent charge, she thought she could provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke... without actually consulting them with the idea. The result is her charge immediately failed and she had to be rescued by the both of them, causing far more trouble than an organized 3 person strike.
* CherryBlossomGirl: Named Sakura, check. Pink hair, check. Healing powers, check. Associated with love, check. Traditional Japan, check - ikebana and being, well, a ninja. Born in early spring (March 28th), check. Spring-themed, see MeaningfulName below.
* TheChick: Of Team 7.
* ClothingDamage: Becomes an unusually frequent victim of it during the battle with [[spoiler: Kaguya]]. First, her headband falls off and plops into a pit of lava, melting away. Then, [[spoiler:Obito opens up the wrong dimension]] and a wave of deadly acid douses her flak jacket, forcing her to ditch it before the whole thing- thick metal plates inside included- gets completely eaten away. Sakura also shreds off a sleeve of her combat uniform that was exposed to the acid as well.
* CombatMedic: With her chakra control, she can heal injuries (either hers or others') and extract poison... and pulverize the earth with SuperStrength.
** HealingHands with gloves to protect them in battle.
** [[spoiler:During the war arc it's revealed that she has mastered Tsunade's Strength of a Hundred technique, giving her a HealingFactor like Tsunade and (reputedly) Hashirama.]]
* CommutingOnABus: To an extreme degree. Besides her fight with Sasori, she´s had very little impact on the overall story in Naruto. Takes after Tsunade in that regard, and majority of the females.
* CombatPragmatist: Her entire fighting style is this. Her punches may not be the most flashy, but one hit and you're mist. And even then she [[spoiler:adds poison to her weapons and is willing to play dead to catch opponents off guard.]]
** [[spoiler:This was shown in the Kage arc, she knew that she, Lee, Kiba and Sai didn't have the power to kill Sasuke head on, so she instead tried to pretend she was going to join Sasuke's side and kill him when his guard was down. And after failing once, she still tried and nearly killed him]].
* CovertPervert: It goes back as early as the chunin exams. She loudly tells Naruto to go behind a tree if he has to use the bathroom in the Forest of Death, but Inner Sakura indicates that she might want to see Sasuke, the boy she likes, pee. And she's a closet YaoiFangirl.
** Also, it's been shown more than once that [[DistractedByTheSexy Sexy no Jutsu]] works perfectly fine on her.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: [=NaruSaku=] shippers have always wanted to see her kiss Naruto, but... [[spoiler: with Naruto on the brink of death, Sakura sticks her hand into his chest to massage his heart and gives him mouth-to-mouth to keep him alive.]]
* CraterPower: One of her taijutsu techniques, called Cherry Blossom Impact, involves punching the ground hard enough to send chunks of earth sailing through the air like flower petals. [[spoiler: Her Strength of a Hundred Seal amps that up to eleven.]]
* CuteBruiser: Thanks to her training to Tsunade.
* {{Determinator}}: Case in point, the spoiler listed under CPR. [[spoiler: Your teammate's heart has stopped? Cut open his chest with chakra and keep it pumping yourself.]]
* [[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]: Courtesy of Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* DistressBall: She picks it up when it comes to dealing with Sasuke.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Any time Naruto annoys her she clobbers him with her super strength. This aspect of her character [[CharacterDevelopment gets tamed down in Part 2 of the series]] ([[{{Flanderization}} not so much in the anime fillers]]) but it does still pop up from time to time.
* DitzyGenius: From time to time, mostly in Part I. Case in point: during Kakashi's bell test, she comes across Sasuke after one of Kakashi's techniques left him buried up to his neck in the ground. She promptly panics, assumes Sasuke has been reduced to a talking head, and passes out.
-->'''Sasuke''': "And ''that's'' my partner?"
* DoggedNiceGirl: Towards Sasuke, before her character development.
* DopeSlap: As a common {{Tsundere}}, she's quite fond of giving Naruto a good thwack over the head whenever he does or says something annoying or idiotic... which is quite often. As the series went on, this tendency decreased.
* DudeMagnet: Gets three men to fall in love with her over the course of the manga (even more in fillers) which is more than any of the named characters in the series baring one. Sasuke is that one.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Grows out her hair while trying to woo Sasuke, until her ImportantHaircut.
* FireForgedFriends: With Naruto, at first she thought Naruto was annoying but started to admire him in chapter 5 after she saw his determination.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the anime, Sakura's {{Tsundere}} characteristics gets exaggerated for the sake of humor.
* ForeheadOfDoom: So big that she was bullied as a little girl because of it. Try mocking it now, and expect to grow accustomed to the imprint of her fist on your noggin.
* GenerationXerox: Although not to the extent to Naruto or Sasuke. She is very similar to Kushina as stated by Kushina's husband, Minato. Both having hair trigger tempers, both are a bit too willing to punch people, both having a speech tic when excited, Kushina's Dattebane and Sakura's Shānnarō, and even having done similar poses to each other. Both Kushina and Sakura were bullied as children and hated a feature of theirs; Sakura, her forehead and Kushina, her hair. They had similar relationships to Naruto and Minato respectively, both Sakura and Kushina and didn't respect their male classmate at first. Till Naruto and Minato proved them wrong. However, Sakura was quite intelligent and was meeker as a child while Kushina was always pretty violent and kinda dull (considering she was where Naruto got most of his smarts from)
* HairDecorations: She wears her headband as a hairband. She also used to tie her hair with a ribbon when younger.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation and SorryIFellOnYourFist: She feels horribly guilty for not being strong enough, or not doing enough for her team mates Naruto and Sasuke.
* HopeSpot: In chapter 631 seemed to be this for Sakura. [[spoiler:Sasuke is back on their side again, and team 7 is back. But it quickly turns out Sasuke isn't fully on their side and she knows it.]]
* HotBlooded: Inner Sakura certainly was. Sakura of Shippuuden seems to be as well, at least in reaction to Naruto.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Comes off as this the second time she sees Sasuke post-timeskip. Previously she'd reprimanded Naruto for recklessly taking on Pain alone, and putting his life at risk. Here, she makes up her own plan for dealing with Sasuke, knocks out her teammates to prevent them from interfering with it, and generally tries to deal with Sasuke all on her own, and comes very close to dying twice, as a result of it.
* [[ImportantHaircut Important]] [[TraumaticHaircut Traumatic]] [[ImportantHaircut Haircut]]: She cuts her long hair off as a symbol of her new resolve. Conveniently, it's also to free herself from three Sound Gennin, who wanted to kill the incapacitated Sasuke and Naruto.
* InformedAbility: Downplayed to 'potential ability'. Kakashi referred to her as a 'genjutsu type' ninja, which doesn't necessarily mean she's an expert at genjutsu. It likely refers to her advanced ability with chakra control, seeing as how something like genjutsu, which manipulates the chakra of the opponent, would require precise control. She ''could'' become an expert, but instead went the medic route.
* JerkassRealization: In an early episode, she confides in Sasuke that she believes Naruto is such an undisciplined prankster because he has no parents to teach him how to behave, only for Sasuke to furiously berate her and tell her she has no idea what she's talking about. From this moment on, she starts to try to be nicer to Naruto.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Early on, she looks down on Naruto, and lets her temper get the best of her when it comes to him. In Part II she ends up admitting to actually look up to him. She still [[AmusingInjuries dishes out the punishment]] when Naruto acts like an idiot and/or a pervert.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Attempts this to spare Sasuke from falling even lower then he already has, but her feelings for him kept her from landing the fatal blow.
* LethalChef: Anime only, played for laughs. Her handmade balls of medicinal herbs taste ''awful''. She has the tendency of adding said herbs in ''anything'' she cooks. Even ''[[CordonBleughChef chocolate]]''.
* TheLoad: For Part 1, she admits that she only really stood on the sidelines. Averted for Part II, despite the [[FanDumb what the majority of the fandom]] likes to think, in Part II she pulled her weight. Though this wasn't helped by the time she was OutOfFocus.
* LoveHurts: Especially when the person you're in love with tries to stab you InTheBack. ''Literally.''
* LoveMartyr: Sakura's fixation on Sasuke seems more and more like this each time they interact in part II. She is still in love with him even after he has ''tried to kill her''. [[spoiler: By chapter 635, Sakura might be falling out of this. She doesn't trust Sasuke anymore]]
* LovingAShadow: Subverted. Like the other Konoha girls, she at first likes Sasuke just because of his looks and skills, but as Sakura learns more about his troubled personality she comes to care for him for real.
** Played completely straight in Part 2 when it is revealed that [[spoiler:she is still in love with him despite how [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope far he has fallen]], which includes him ''nonchalantly attempting to murder her'']].
*** However, it is implied that she is perfectly aware of how far he has fallen and loves him in spite of it.
* MaleGaze: Part II seems to like giving attention to her rear. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sakuass.jpg Here's]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku2.png the]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku.png proof]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Sakura has shown this if desperate enough, she can manipulate people. It should be noted, she doesn't enjoy it at all.
* MeaningfulName: Haruno means "of the spring," and Sakura is Japan's famous cherry blossom tree which sprouts its distinctive pink flowers in the spring and which are the same color as her hair.
* TheMedic: Due to her training by Tsunade, she is one of the best at the age of 15.
* MsExposition: In the first arc she explained things essential to the verse like how chakra works.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: As a result of chakra providing the force behind her blows.
* MyGreatestFailure: How she felt towards being unable to stop Sasuke from turning his back on the village, especially after Shikamaru refused to let her come along on the mission to retrieve him. Also how she felt when healing Naruto, after his match with Orochimaru
* NaiveEverygirl: sort of, back in Part 1.
* NotSoDifferent: With Naruto. Both wanted approval and both are a {{Determinator}}, hot blooded and quick tempered.
* ObliviousToLove: In a weird way. Kishimoto have stated that he fashioned Sakura as a girl who cannot understand men, much like how Naruto says he does not understand woman and love. She had to have [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] of all people telling her how Naruto suffered from UnrequitedLove to take it seriously.
* OhCrap: She has a silent one when she notices [[spoiler: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Kaguya]]]] suddenly standing ''a few feet away from her''. Luckily for her, she goes completely ignored.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being billed as one of the leads, Sakura becomes progressively out of focus after her fight with Ino in Part 1. Up until recent events, she also began to suffer the same in Shippuden following the second Arc.
** Zig-zagged during the war arc. [[spoiler:She looked to be jumping back into focus when she revealed that she was storing up her chakra, only to be jumped by mooks, rescued, then staying back to heal the other soldiers, until her healing skills were called for when the Kyuubi was extracted from Naruto.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: All her training under Tsunade allows her to be pretty badass in the first arc of Shippuden, but since Naruto and Sasuke just keep getting stronger, she's rapidly falls back to the weakest of the three. Sakura herself lampshades this. [[spoiler:During the battle with the Ten-Tails, she reveals that Tsunade taught her how to create a chakra seal on her forehead, and has spent the last three years gathering enough chakra to get it working. Once she manages to form the seal, even the First Hokage is impressed by her full strength.]]
* PetalPower: In the first movie, she used a technique called Sakura Blizzard that involved a large number of tiny explosive tags and cherry blossoms mixed in for good measure.
* PoisonedWeapons: Thanks to [[MasterPoisoner Shizune's]] tutelage she has acquired some poisonous weapons and KnockoutGas as well.
** She's also GenreSavvy enough to be CarryingTheAntidote. She is a medic, after all.
* PowerTattoo: The Strength of a Hundred Seal.
* {{Qipao}}: She wore a red one in Part 1.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Hinata's blue.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In Part 2, she asks Naruto if she looks more like a woman, and Naruto says "''You look fine. You haven't changed at all''". She hasn't changed as much as some of the other genins, but she has grown.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a child.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Part of her standard attire.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: At the beginning.
** ExtremeDoormat: In Part I towards Sasuke. Not all the time, but it gets more pronounced as his behavior gets worse, and because she was a 12-13 year old deeply in love at the time, probably had no idea what to do about it.
* StepfordSmiler: Sports one identical to Sai's when asked if [[spoiler:Sasuke can be trusted after his second FaceHeelTurn.]]
* SuperStrength: Uses a specialized version of this allowing for powerful strike. [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven when she uses the [[PowerTattoo Strength of a Hundred Seal]].]]
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler: In chapter 672, when naruto finally wakes up from his near death due to Madara.]]
* TeenGenius: Before the TimeSkip, being a good student with precise chakra control and enough knowledge to ''not'' need cheating in the written part of the Chuunin exams differentiated her from any other kunoichi. Afterwards, it's what makes her such a good apprentice and medic.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Part 1 she was totally useless. In Part 2...[[CantCatchUp she's still useless]], but she's come a long way from where she was. [[spoiler:In the War arc she's more than willing to admit to her uselessness but still resolves to help Naruto and Sasuke in any way she can, resulting in her charging Madara (who by this point is stronger than the Sage of Six Paths) head-on in order to provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke.]] Compare the Bridge arc where she just stood there watching Naruto and Sasuke fight Haku and Kakashi fight Zabuza.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starts in the beginning of the chunin exam and continues all the way to the end and is cemented in part 2, towards Naruto essentially.
* TrainingFromHell: Tsunade subjects her to this so Sakura can develop [[LightningBruiser strength, speed and skills]].
* TrueCompanions: With Team 7. So much that [[spoiler:Kakashi states in chapter 675, while she may not love Sasuke anymore, her she can't let him do the wrong thing for this reason]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Especially when she was younger.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Naruto. So much so that despite [[spoiler:hating Obito for everything he has committed. She is willing to think of him as an ally as thanks for saving Naruto]]
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Towards Naruto once or twice but taken UpToEleven in the fillers.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Apparently the reason for her lacking performance after the first post-timeskip arc. [[spoiler:She's spent the last three years building up chakra in her forehead like Tsunade does, and it isn't until the battle with the Ten-Tails that she finally has enough to use the technique to augment her abilities.]]
* YaoiFangirl: Just watch her reaction to one of Konohamaru's jutsus that included shadow clones of the naked Sai and Sasuke.

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* ActionGirl: Works towards {{Adorkable}}: Has a few shades of this after he starts genuinely showing interest in Part I emotions and becomes human interaction. The sixth ''Shippuden'' film took this and ran away with a vengeance it.
* AdvertisedExtra: After his big introduction arc, being brought
in Part II. Despite her marginilization, when she does get as Sasuke's replacement and serving as Danzo's mole, you'd figure Sai would play a large role in a the scheme of things? Save for [[ADayInTheLimelight one fight she easily holds her own against powerful opponents.
** FauxActionGirl: Zig-Zags. While praised by Kakashi at the beginning for being (slightly) above average, she realized
during the Chunin Exams and after how much better her competition was. Over most recent arc]] he's been floating in the TimeSkip she trained under a Sannin like Naruto and Sasuke and had background.
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]: [[spoiler:One of his latest techniques, named ''Sealing Technique: Stalking Predator Launch'', consists of
an impressive showing alongside Chiyo against Sasori, only for Naruto and Sasuke to win animated drawing of a tiger which can attack the SuperpowerLottery shortly afterwards and completely overshadow her and everyone else. She still has her moments, though. [[spoiler:During the Ten-Tails arc, she finally gets to step back up to the front line when she reveals that she mastered the White Strength Seal (Byakugou no In), having only recently gathered enough chakra to use it enemy and then proceeds to wreck some {{Mooks}} before a pair catch her by surprise and Naruto and Sasuke save her and she returns to go back in the sidelines.drawing ''with him''.]]
* ACupAngst: Has a rather small chest and shows irritation about that.
* ActionSurvivor: Becomes this in the Forest of Death, where she tries to protect her unconscious teammates from the Sound trio, despite being hopelessly outmatched.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played straight at first, but then deconstructed after the time skip. Ultimately, she still has lingering feelings for Sasuke, despite what he's become and despite that his actions threaten war, and her need to help stop him.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her parents are totally this as shown by the Road to Ninja Movie, that Kishimoto personally wrote. They are both only genin and always point out her flaws, even in front of her friends.
* AngerBornOfWorry: Towards Naruto, especially when she punches him after coming back from his battle with Pain for making them all worry, then hugs him.
* BadLiar:
** When she realizes just how much Naruto is going through trying to uphold his promise to her, she tries to convince him to stop by claiming that she loves Naruto now and not Sasuke. Naruto doesn't buy it.
** Later, when planning to take out Sasuke herself, she claims that she has defected from Konoha was well and wants to join him. Sasuke is naturally suspicious, and he calls her bluff when she is unable to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten finish off Karin to prove it]].
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* {{Badass}}: In the later part of the series she shows the ArtInitiatesLife: His ability to become one when the situation needs it.
Cartoon Beast Mimicry; with it he paints ink creatures to assist him in battles including: [[PantheraAwesome Lions and tigers]] for attacking and sealing, [[GiantFlyer birds]] for transportation and aerial assaults, snakes for binding enemies, [[SwarmOfRats rats]] for tracking and even [[JapaneseMythology The Two Benevolent Kings]] for brute force.
** BadassAdorable
** BadassBookworm: She is just as skill a Medical Ninja as her master, which takes great understanding of
ArtAttacker: As in the human body.
art he brings to life, attacks you.
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* BareYourMidriff: In the third movie, explained as being "summer attire"(Naruto and Lee also had slightly different outfits).
A rare male example.
* BerserkButton: NEVER diss the forehead or call her ugly and [[spoiler: Naruto shouldn't try When Deidara blows up his brother and make guesses about their relationship while she's trying threatens to heal him. Nor should do it again and again. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Then he (or anyone else for insults Sai's art.]] To say that matter) underestimate her.Sai was pissed is an understatement.]]
** In Part I and early Part II making fun of Sasuke pushed the button. Part II, anyone that makes a bad remark about Naruto, she will yell at you even if you're [[spoiler:Sasuke]].
* [[spoiler: BrokenSmile: She's totally happy that Sasuke is back. [[BlatantLies Honestly!]]]]
* BoisterousBruiser: While
{{Bishonen}}: Like [[IdenticalStranger Sasuke]] before him, Sakura in her offtime is loud and easily excitable, she applies Ino comment that same determination Sai is quite pretty.
* BrutalHonesty: At first on account of his [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]]. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually]], just out of genuine concern for his friends.
* ButtMonkey: In {{Filler}}, having NoSocialSkills made him good comedy material, sometimes getting beaten for an unsensitive statement.
* TheComicallySerious: Zigzags between this
and energy DeadpanSnarker. He can't fully understand humor due to his emotionless nature and lack of socialization, so it's hard to tell whether he's using BrutalHonesty, is snarking, or is genuinely confused or serious.
* CoolSword: Specializes
in battle, making her a dangerous enemy.
* BrickJoke: Early
long-ranged combat with his ninjutsu but is no slouch in part one it taijutsu and swordfighting.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: His sealing jutsu
is revealed this in the anime.
* DeadpanSnarker: His only reaction to Konohamaru's "reverse" version of the Sexy Jutsu? [[TheComicallySerious "Ah. So that's me."]] More deadpan than snarker, other than insulting Naruto a few times early on.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has ''very'' pale skin and is viewed by the others as being disturbing at first.
* EmotionSuppression: Being a member of a special ANBU branch, Sai has undergone a training
that removed his emotions. It also left him with NoSocialSkills.
* {{Honorifics}}: Uses them on Naruto and
Sakura was called "Billboard Brow" as a child. Close at first, despite being quite rude to them in most other regards, but drops them when trying to become friends with them.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: His ability to surf on flying ink birds makes him one of
the end of part two, as a teenager [[spoiler: she learns to use few flyers in the Strength of a Hundred Seal, which manifests on what else but her forehead]].
series.
* CantCatchUp: Without any clan or hidden power backing her up, it is hard enough for her IdenticalStranger: To Sasuke.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Post-CharacterDevelopment, he tries
to reach the same level as her teammates, more so surpass her master from two prominent clans. She's only seen on par become better friends with Naruto at the beginning of Shippuden immediately after the timeskip (although without a super mode equivalent to his Kyuubi transformation) and Sakura, but genuinely thinks "ugly" is a good idea for a few brief moments when she activated the Strength of a Hundred Seal, on par with both Naruto nickname, and Sasuke [[spoiler:Once the two boys awaken their powers as the reincarnations of the Sage of Six Paths two sons, making them superior to Madara, heretofore a guy stronger than everyone else on the field put together, she lost any hope of ever catching up again. Unfortunately the Sage of Six Paths didn't have a daughter.]] And since Naruto [[spoiler: now has the ability to heal, better than Sakura even, she's lost the only thing that she could uniquely bring [[BrutalHonesty people always need to hear the table.truth.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from initially standing on JackOfAllStats: According to the sidelines to taking an active role databook, his skill levels in helping Naruto and Sasuke, as well as assisting in Naruto's goal to bring Sasuke back. Much of her development in Part II is answering the question various aspects of how best to accomplish this goal.
** Completely symbolized by "Inner-Sakura" as well. The character represented all of Sakura's repressed emotions she constantly tried to cover up. Inner Sakura disappeared half-way through the first series as she started to be more straight forward about her feelings, and only appeared once in Shippuden as
being a gag.
** She had something of an ego at the beginning and as the series continued, she instead gained HeroicSelfDeprecation.
** In the fight against [[spoiler: Madara]] she acknowledges that even if she CantCatchUp she can still do her part and [[HeroicSacrifice charges him to provide a distraction]] for Naruto and Sasuke to do their thing rather than just sit there and do nothing.
** Though the development isn't always for the best. Sakura always had the bad habit of thinking she knew better than the people around her such as preparing to give up the chunnin exam test in place of Naruto because she thought he would fail but not choose to quit on his own. The development to not stay on the sidelines brings this quality more forward as she would later confront Sasuke alone after drugging her whole team because she thought someone as outrageously dangerous as Sasuke could be fooled and attacked so easily. In the most recent charge, she thought she could provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke... without
ninja are actually consulting them with the idea. The result is her charge immediately failed not far from one another. They all range between 3 and she had to be rescued by the both 4 (inclusive) out of them, causing far more trouble than an organized 3 person strike.
* CherryBlossomGirl: Named Sakura, check. Pink hair, check. Healing powers, check. Associated with love, check. Traditional Japan, check - ikebana and being, well,
a ninja. Born in early spring (March 28th), check. Spring-themed, see MeaningfulName below.
* TheChick: Of Team 7.
* ClothingDamage: Becomes an unusually frequent victim
maximum score of it during the battle with [[spoiler: Kaguya]]. First, her headband falls off and plops into a pit of lava, melting away. Then, [[spoiler:Obito opens up the wrong dimension]] and a wave of deadly acid douses her flak jacket, forcing her to ditch it before the whole thing- thick metal plates inside included- gets completely eaten away. Sakura also shreds off a sleeve of her combat uniform that was exposed 5. This makes his skill set ''really'' balanced when compared to the acid as well.
* CombatMedic: With her chakra control, she can heal injuries (either hers or others') and extract poison... and pulverize the earth with SuperStrength.
** HealingHands with gloves to protect them in battle.
** [[spoiler:During the war arc it's revealed that she has mastered Tsunade's Strength of a Hundred technique, giving her a HealingFactor like Tsunade and (reputedly) Hashirama.]]
* CommutingOnABus: To an extreme degree. Besides her fight with Sasori, she´s had very little impact on the overall story in Naruto. Takes after Tsunade in that regard, and
majority of other characters in the females.
franchise.
* CombatPragmatist: Her entire fighting style is this. Her punches may not be {{Jerkass}}: At his beginnings, justified by NoSocialSkills. It progressively fades away with time, but Sai remains the most flashy, but one hit and you're mist. And even then she [[spoiler:adds poison to her weapons and is willing to play [[BrutalHonesty bluntly tell the unpleasant truths]].
* MrFanservice: Skimpily dressed and has been acknowledged as being handsome in universe by both Sakura and Ino.
* MoralityPet: In a way, Naruto has become this to Sai. This would explain why he's openly distrustful towards Sasuke.
* MysteriousPast: We only know that he's been in the ANBU for a long time and he's got a
dead brother.
* NoSocialSkills: In line with his the emotion suppression he went through, after breaking away from Root's teachings Sai primarily interacts with other and tries
to catch opponents off guard.befriend them through literal by the book methods, having been researching ways to make friends.
* OnlyOneName: Technically not his real one, but he prefers going by it.
* OnlySaneMan: On the subject of Sasuke. Having no past relationship with him, he is much more rational about what actions should be taken toward Sasuke than Naruto or Sakura, and is quick to point out when the two are sticking their necks out for him.
* OutOfFocus: After his big introductory arc, in which he became the new official member of Team 7, Sai hasn't had much to do at all. This is even more noticeable in the Anime during filler arcs, where Sai either stands in the background or doesn't appear at all.
* PaperTalisman: He can create paper bombs by the dozen by painting them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Noted for being both good looking and [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette eerie]].
* ReiAyanamiExpy: NoSocialSkills -- check, pale-skinned -- check, MysteriousPast -- check.
%% * TheQuietOne
* RestrainingBolt: Has a seal on his tongue that prevents him from revealing any information about Danzo, [[spoiler:though this disappears after said character's death.
]]
** [[spoiler:This was shown * SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: He can go toe-to-toe with S-Class criminals twice his age but needs a book that tells him how act tactfully and politely. This is explained as part of his training in Root, which kills emotions and empathy.
* SecretKeeper: For an unspecified length of time between his introductory arc and
the Kage arc, she aftermath of the Pain Arc, Sai knew that she, Lee, Kiba and Sai about how Naruto had feelings for Sakura, but didn't have the power to kill Sasuke head on, so she instead tried to pretend she was going to join Sasuke's side and kill him when his guard was down. And after failing once, she still tried and nearly killed him]].
* CovertPervert: It goes back
feel as early as the chunin exams. She loudly tells though he could tell her. However, Sai, knowing how hard Naruto to go behind a tree if he has to use was pushing himself for the bathroom in sake of his promise to Sakura, decided to break his silence.
* SempaiKohai: Considers Kakashi a senpai, as well as a nameless older member of Root.
* SmokeOut: Sai is very skilled with
the Forest body flicker technique, having an ink variant.
* StepfordSmiler: Smiles to please those he interacts with despite being emotionless.
* TheStoic: Due to years
of Death, but Inner Sakura indicates that she might want to see Sasuke, the boy she likes, pee. And she's a closet YaoiFangirl.
** Also, it's been shown more than once that [[DistractedByTheSexy Sexy no Jutsu]] works perfectly fine on her.
of suppressing his emotions Sai is remarkably non-chalant and deadpan for most of his interactions, be they incredibly awkward, intense, or embarrassing.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: [=NaruSaku=] shippers have always wanted to see her kiss Naruto, but... [[spoiler: with Naruto on ** NotSoStoic: See BerserkButton. There's also the brink of death, Sakura sticks her hand into his chest to massage his heart and part where Sasuke, in their first meeting, gives him mouth-to-mouth to keep him alive.]]
* CraterPower: One of her taijutsu techniques, called Cherry Blossom Impact, involves punching the ground hard enough to send chunks of earth sailing through the air like flower petals. [[spoiler: Her Strength of
a Hundred Seal amps DeathGlare that up to eleven.]]
proves terrifying even for Sai.
* CuteBruiser: Thanks to her training to Tsunade.
SugarAndIcePersonality
* {{Determinator}}: Case in point, the spoiler listed under CPR. [[spoiler: Your teammate's heart has stopped? Cut open his chest with chakra and keep it pumping yourself.]]
TookALevelInKindness
* [[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]: Courtesy of Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* DistressBall: She picks it up when it comes to dealing with Sasuke.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Any time
WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Sakura for having Naruto annoys her she clobbers him with her super strength. This aspect of her character [[CharacterDevelopment gets tamed down in Part 2 of the series]] ([[{{Flanderization}} not so much in the anime fillers]]) but it does still pop up from time promise to time.
* DitzyGenius: From time to time, mostly in Part I. Case in point: during Kakashi's bell test, she comes across Sasuke after one of Kakashi's techniques left him buried up to his neck in the ground. She promptly panics, assumes Sasuke has been reduced to a talking head, and passes out.
-->'''Sasuke''': "And ''that's'' my partner?"
* DoggedNiceGirl: Towards Sasuke, before her character development.
* DopeSlap: As a common {{Tsundere}}, she's quite fond of giving Naruto a good thwack over the head whenever he does or says something annoying or idiotic... which is quite often. As the series went on, this tendency decreased.
* DudeMagnet: Gets three men to fall in love with her over the course of the manga (even more in fillers) which is more than any of the named characters in the series baring one. Sasuke is that one.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Grows out her hair while trying to woo Sasuke, until her ImportantHaircut.
* FireForgedFriends: With Naruto, at first she thought Naruto was annoying but started to admire him in chapter 5 after she saw his determination.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the anime, Sakura's {{Tsundere}} characteristics gets exaggerated for the sake of humor.
* ForeheadOfDoom: So big that she was bullied as a little girl because of it. Try mocking it now, and expect to grow accustomed to the imprint of her fist on your noggin.
* GenerationXerox: Although not to the extent to Naruto or Sasuke. She is very similar to Kushina as stated by Kushina's husband, Minato. Both having hair trigger tempers, both are a bit too willing to punch people, both having a speech tic when excited, Kushina's Dattebane and Sakura's Shānnarō, and even having done similar poses to each other. Both Kushina and Sakura were bullied as children and hated a feature of theirs; Sakura, her forehead and Kushina, her hair. They had similar relationships to Naruto and Minato respectively, both Sakura and Kushina and didn't respect their male classmate at first. Till Naruto and Minato proved them wrong. However, Sakura was quite intelligent and was meeker as a child while Kushina was always pretty violent and kinda dull (considering she was where Naruto got most of his smarts from)
* HairDecorations: She wears her headband as a hairband. She also used to tie her hair with a ribbon when younger.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After Sasuke's FaceHeelTurn.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation and SorryIFellOnYourFist: She feels horribly guilty for not being strong enough, or not doing enough for her team mates Naruto and Sasuke.
* HopeSpot: In chapter 631 seemed to be this for Sakura. [[spoiler:Sasuke is
bring back on their side again, and team 7 is back. But it quickly turns out Sasuke isn't fully on their side and she knows it.]]
* HotBlooded: Inner Sakura certainly was. Sakura of Shippuuden seems to be as well, at least in reaction to Naruto.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Comes off as this the second time she sees Sasuke post-timeskip. Previously she'd reprimanded Naruto for recklessly taking on Pain alone, and putting his life at risk. Here, she makes up her own plan for dealing with Sasuke, knocks out her teammates to prevent them from interfering with it, and generally tries to deal with Sasuke all on her own, and comes very close to dying twice, as a result of it.
* [[ImportantHaircut Important]] [[TraumaticHaircut Traumatic]] [[ImportantHaircut Haircut]]: She cuts her long hair off as a symbol of her new resolve. Conveniently, it's also to free herself from three Sound Gennin, who wanted to kill the incapacitated
Sasuke and Naruto.
* InformedAbility: Downplayed to 'potential ability'. Kakashi referred to her as a 'genjutsu type' ninja, which doesn't necessarily mean she's an expert at genjutsu. It likely refers to her advanced ability with chakra control, seeing as how something like genjutsu, which manipulates the chakra of the opponent, would require precise control. She ''could'' become an expert, but instead went the medic route.
* JerkassRealization: In an early episode, she confides in Sasuke that she believes Naruto is such an undisciplined prankster because he has no parents to teach
expecting him how to behave, only for Sasuke to furiously berate her and tell her she has no idea what she's talking about. From this moment on, she starts to try to be nicer to Naruto.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Early on, she looks down on Naruto, and lets her temper get the best of her
keep working at it when it comes to him. In Part II she ends up admitting to actually look up to him. She still [[AmusingInjuries dishes out the punishment]] when Naruto acts like an idiot and/or a pervert.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Attempts this to spare Sasuke from falling even lower then he already has, but her feelings for him kept her from landing the fatal blow.
* LethalChef: Anime only, played for laughs. Her handmade balls of medicinal herbs taste ''awful''. She has the tendency of adding said herbs in ''anything'' she cooks. Even ''[[CordonBleughChef chocolate]]''.
* TheLoad: For Part 1, she admits that she only really stood on the sidelines. Averted for Part II, despite the [[FanDumb what the majority of the fandom]] likes to think, in Part II she pulled her weight. Though this wasn't helped by the time she was OutOfFocus.
* LoveHurts: Especially when the person you're in love with tries to stab you InTheBack. ''Literally.''
* LoveMartyr: Sakura's fixation on Sasuke seems more and more like this each time they interact in part II. She is still in love with him even after he has ''tried to kill her''. [[spoiler: By chapter 635, Sakura might be falling out of this. She doesn't trust Sasuke anymore]]
* LovingAShadow: Subverted. Like the other Konoha girls, she at first likes Sasuke just because of his looks and skills, but as Sakura learns more about his troubled personality she comes to care for him for real.
** Played completely straight in Part 2 when it is revealed that [[spoiler:she is still in love with him despite how [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope far he has fallen]], which includes him ''nonchalantly attempting to murder her'']].
*** However, it is implied that she is perfectly aware of how far he has fallen and loves him in spite of it.
* MaleGaze: Part II seems to like giving attention to her rear. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sakuass.jpg Here's]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku2.png the]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/assaku.png proof]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Sakura has shown this if desperate enough, she can manipulate people. It should be noted, she doesn't enjoy it at all.
* MeaningfulName: Haruno means "of the spring," and Sakura is Japan's famous cherry blossom tree which sprouts its distinctive pink flowers in the spring and which are the same color as her hair.
* TheMedic: Due to her training by Tsunade, she is one of the best at the age of 15.
* MsExposition: In the first arc she explained things essential to the verse like how chakra works.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: As a result of chakra providing the force behind her blows.
* MyGreatestFailure: How she felt towards being unable to stop Sasuke from turning his back on the village, especially after Shikamaru refused to let her come along on the mission to retrieve him. Also how she felt when healing Naruto, after his match with Orochimaru
* NaiveEverygirl: sort of, back in Part 1.
* NotSoDifferent: With Naruto. Both wanted approval and both are a {{Determinator}}, hot blooded and quick tempered.
* ObliviousToLove: In a weird way. Kishimoto have stated that he fashioned Sakura as a girl who cannot understand men, much like how Naruto says he does not understand woman and love. She had to have [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] of all people telling her how Naruto suffered from UnrequitedLove to take it seriously.
* OhCrap: She has a silent one when she notices [[spoiler: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Kaguya]]]] suddenly standing ''a few feet away from her''. Luckily for her, she goes completely ignored.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being billed as one of the leads, Sakura becomes progressively out of focus after her fight with Ino in Part 1. Up until recent events, she also began to suffer the same in Shippuden following the second Arc.
** Zig-zagged during the war arc. [[spoiler:She looked to be jumping back into focus when she revealed that she was storing up her chakra, only to be jumped by mooks, rescued, then staying back to heal the other soldiers, until her healing skills were called for when the Kyuubi was extracted from Naruto.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: All her training under Tsunade allows her to be pretty badass in the first arc of Shippuden, but since Naruto and Sasuke just keep getting stronger, she's rapidly falls back to the weakest of the three. Sakura herself lampshades this. [[spoiler:During the battle with the Ten-Tails, she reveals that Tsunade taught her how to create a chakra seal on her forehead, and has spent the last three years gathering enough chakra to get it working. Once she manages to form the seal, even the First Hokage is impressed by her full strength.]]
* PetalPower: In the first movie, she used a technique called Sakura Blizzard that involved a large number of tiny explosive tags and cherry blossoms mixed in for good measure.
* PoisonedWeapons: Thanks to [[MasterPoisoner Shizune's]] tutelage she has acquired some poisonous weapons and KnockoutGas as well.
** She's also GenreSavvy enough to be CarryingTheAntidote. She is a medic, after all.
* PowerTattoo: The Strength of a Hundred Seal.
* {{Qipao}}: She wore a red one in Part 1.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Hinata's blue.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In Part 2, she asks Naruto if she looks more like a woman, and Naruto says "''You look fine. You haven't changed at all''". She hasn't changed as much as some of the other genins, but she has grown.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a child.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Part of her standard attire.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: At the beginning.
** ExtremeDoormat: In Part I towards Sasuke. Not all the time, but it gets more pronounced as his behavior gets worse, and because she was a 12-13 year old deeply in love at the time, probably had no idea what to do about it.
* StepfordSmiler: Sports one identical to Sai's when asked if [[spoiler:Sasuke can be trusted after his second FaceHeelTurn.]]
* SuperStrength: Uses a specialized version of this allowing for powerful strike. [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven when she uses the [[PowerTattoo Strength of a Hundred Seal]].]]
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler: In chapter 672, when naruto finally wakes up from his near death due to Madara.]]
* TeenGenius: Before the TimeSkip, being a good student with precise chakra control and enough knowledge to ''not'' need cheating in the written part of the Chuunin exams differentiated her from any other kunoichi. Afterwards,
it's what makes her such a good apprentice and medic.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Part 1 she was totally useless. In Part 2...[[CantCatchUp she's still useless]], but she's come a long way from where she was. [[spoiler:In the War arc she's more than willing to admit to her uselessness but still resolves to help
rather obvious Naruto and Sasuke in any way she can, resulting in her charging Madara (who by loves her. He compares the binding of this point is stronger than promise to his own abuse at the Sage hands of Six Paths) head-on in order to provide a distraction for Naruto and Sasuke.]] Compare the Bridge arc where she just stood there watching Naruto and Sasuke fight Haku and Kakashi fight Zabuza.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starts in the beginning of the chunin exam and continues all the way to the end and is cemented in part 2, towards Naruto essentially.
* TrainingFromHell: Tsunade subjects her to this so Sakura can develop [[LightningBruiser strength, speed and skills]].
* TrueCompanions: With Team 7. So much that [[spoiler:Kakashi states in chapter 675, while she may not love Sasuke anymore, her she can't let him do the wrong thing for this reason]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Especially when she was younger.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Naruto. So much so that despite [[spoiler:hating Obito for everything he has committed. She is willing to think of him as an ally as thanks for saving Naruto]]
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Towards Naruto once or twice but taken UpToEleven in the fillers.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Apparently the reason for her lacking performance after the first post-timeskip arc. [[spoiler:She's spent the last three years building up chakra in her forehead like Tsunade does, and it isn't until the battle with the Ten-Tails that she finally has enough to use the technique to augment her abilities.]]
* YaoiFangirl: Just watch her reaction to one of Konohamaru's jutsus that included shadow clones of the naked Sai and Sasuke.
Root/Danzo.



[[folder:Kakashi Hatake]]
-->''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than scum.''

->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP), Creator/DaveWittenberg (EN), Alfonso Obregon-Inclan (Latin America), Juan Antonio Arroyo (Spain)

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Kakashi Hatake is a sneaky, snarky ninja who serves as sensei of Team 7, and also as TheBigGuy and TheSmartGuy. Prior to Team 7, he had failed ''every single'' applicant who had come before him. He's one of the strongest ninja in Konoha, and is never seen without his dirty pornographic novel/manga.

Kakashi, for reasons that are at first unknown, has a Sharingan in his left eye, despite not being of the Uchiha (In a Gaiden {{prequel}} story, the eye was revealed to have been transplanted from his deceased friend Obito Uchiha, one of Sasuke's relatives). Kakashi has mastered its use about as well as a non-Uchiha can, picking up the epithet "Copy Ninja". He knows dozens of techniques and uses them, but his ''only'' unique jutsu is the Chidori (and its upgraded form, Raikiri), which electrifies his arm, allowing it to punch through anything. He learned the Rasengan from his former sensei, the Fourth Hokage.

In ''Shippuden'', Naruto and Sakura's development causes Kakashi to serve less as a mentor and more as a comrade. He's somehow managed to pick up a variant of the Mangekyo Sharingan that differs from Itachi's, which he uses to crush Deidara's arm in the first arc. He still teaches Naruto, though, eventually helping him create a more powerful variant of the Rasengan.

In the Fourth Shinobi World War, he serves as the leader of the Third Division.
->His hobby is reading (Icha Icha series).
->Favorite word: "Teamwork"

to:

[[folder:Kakashi Hatake]]
-->''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that's true,
[[folder:Yamato]]
-->''I like being nice and friendly,
but those who abandon their comrades are worse than scum.I don't have any problems with ruling by fear either.''

->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP), Creator/DaveWittenberg (EN), Alfonso Obregon-Inclan (Latin America), Juan Antonio Arroyo (Spain)

Creator/TroyBaker (EN, episodes 34-229), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN, episodes 230+), Francisco Javier Martínez (Spain)
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Real Name: Tenzou

A member of ANBU, and one of Kakashi's juniors, he is made the temporary Captain of Team 7 while
Kakashi Hatake is a sneaky, snarky ninja who serves as sensei of Team 7, and also as TheBigGuy and TheSmartGuy. Prior to Team 7, he had failed ''every single'' applicant who had come before him. He's one of the strongest ninja in Konoha, and is never seen without his dirty pornographic novel/manga.

Kakashi, for reasons that are at first unknown, has a Sharingan in his left eye, despite not being of the Uchiha (In a Gaiden {{prequel}} story, the eye was revealed to have been transplanted from his deceased friend Obito Uchiha, one of Sasuke's relatives). Kakashi has mastered its use about as well as a non-Uchiha can, picking up the epithet "Copy Ninja". He knows dozens of techniques and uses them, but his ''only'' unique jutsu is the Chidori (and its upgraded form, Raikiri), which electrifies his arm, allowing it to punch through anything. He learned the Rasengan from his former sensei, the Fourth Hokage.

In ''Shippuden'', Naruto and Sakura's development causes Kakashi to serve less as a mentor and more as a comrade. He's somehow managed to pick up a variant of the Mangekyo Sharingan that differs from Itachi's, which he uses to crush Deidara's arm
recovers in the first arc. He still teaches Naruto, though, eventually helping him create a more powerful variant of the Rasengan.

In the Fourth Shinobi World War,
hospital. As he serves as the more of a unit leader than a mentor, Naruto and Sakura call him "taichou"("Captain" or "Commander" in the English manga) instead of "sensei". The name "Yamato" (which means "spear") is actually a codename given to him by Tsunade; his real name is Tenzou. He very much prefers to be called Yamato.

As a child, Yamato was one of sixty infants that Orochimaru injected with the DNA
of the Third Division.
First Hokage, trying to replicate the First's unique abilities. Fifty-nine died, and Orochimaru was forced to flee the village before learning that one subject -- Yamato -- had survived. As a result, Yamato can use the First Hokage's Wood Style jutsu, although not with the First's level of ability.

Yamato is a friendly, easygoing person. He prefers diplomacy over using threats when it comes to running his team, but he's not afraid to scare Naruto into doing what he wants. He notes that he's less indulgent than Kakashi is, and says that Naruto and Sakura should not be treated as ninjas in training who need protection, but as ninjas who will eventually have to support Konoha. It's revealed that he was selected as Captain for more than his Wood Style abilities -- he is the only person in the village capable of using Enclosed Hermitage: Return to Society, which, in turn, is the only technique strong enough to contain Naruto's four-tailed Fox state. He later helps Naruto with his training, helping to prevent the fox's chakra from becoming dominant.
->His hobby is reading (Icha Icha series).
books about architecture.
->Favorite word: "Teamwork"
phrase: "Knocking on a stone bridge before crossing it"



* TheAce: ''Easily'' one of the most powerful ninja in Konoha. Even considered for Hokage on occasion!
** BrokenAce: Never quite got over Obito's death in the Kakashi Gaiden, which in turn showed that his father's disgrace and suicide still took a heavy toll on him some seven years after. Justified, since these took place when he was thirteen and six, respectively, in a verse where ThereAreNoTherapists. Not to mention what happened to poor Rin right before his eyes... [[spoiler:and at his own hands]]
* AchillesHeel[=/=]AwesomeButImpractical: Kakashi, while he has an all around awesome skill-set, has massive stamina issues. This is exacerbated by his Sharigan, which expends even more of his chakra when used. Almost all of his major battles in the series has resulted him getting bed-ridden for over-expending his energy.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler: That first flashback of him killing Rin turned out to be very misleading. She actually wanted him to do it, but he point-blank refused despite the Mist's plans for her. She took matters into her own hands and jumped in front of his attack.]]
* AndIMustScream: He was the first in-series victim of the Mangekyo Sharingan's [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]], in which Itachi crucified him and stabbed him repeatedly without letting him die. For three days. Without stopping...
** MadeOfIron: An ordeal, during which, what Kakashi perceived as approximately one minute and forty-eight seconds (counting the time indicator from "I will stab you with a sword for 72 hours" to "71 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds remaining" was only one second. Meaning that the "three days" Kakashi experienced was, to him, closer to about '''[[OneHundredAndEight one hundred and eight]]''' days. Even he was released from the genjutsu, he doesn't immediately pass out. He stays conscious long enough to realize how little time actually passed, and to hear Kisame express surprise that Kakashi is ''still alive''. Mentally MadeOfIron? You bet your ass.
*** In chapter 649 he proves himself to be MadeOfIron in all aspects, as we find him [[spoiler: single handedly stitching up a large wound in his own side without flinching]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy : As a kid, he was obsessed with following the rules and living like an obedient toy soldier. Anyone who didn't train themselves to be an ideal ninja was out of step with the rest and a disgrace. It was brought on by a fear that deviating from the shinobi code would lead to ostracism, since [[spoiler: his father Sakumo chose to put his comrade's lives above a mission. The Leaf ninja felt betrayed, because it is their master goal to ensure a success of a mission at all costs. Sakumo was chided ''viciously'' by his peers, and DrivenToSuicide]]. Kakashi feared the same might happen to him. After Obito brought him to his senses and warned him it would pretty much strip him of his humanity to live like this, he broke out of it.
* AssShove: '''[[MundaneMadeAwesome A THOUSAND YEARS OF DEATH]]'''!!!!
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Pretty good at figuring out the skills of dangerous opponents such as [[PsychoForHire Zabuza]], [[SoulJar Kakuzu]], [[AGodAmI Pain]] and [[IntangibleMan Tobi]].
* BackFromTheDead: Gets killed and later revived by Pain
* {{Badass}}
** Save for Naruto, he was the only ninja in Konoha who required the attention of more than one of Pain's bodies.
*** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm-wdJn5rJY video]] clearly shows the many forms of Badass that is Kakashi.
** BadassBoast: ''"The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques… is about to go on a rampage!"''
** BadassBookworm: Naruto calls him "as smart as [[ImprobablyHighIQ Shikamaru]]", which, combined with his status as the most elite ninjutsu specialist in the Hidden Leaf, would make him this easily. Inverted with his actual choice of literature - Jiraiya's erotic novels.
** BadassTeacher
** BadassTransplant: His [[MagicalEye Sharingan]].
** FourStarBadass: As General of the Third Division
** HandicappedBadass: The current string of battles has caused him to [[spoiler:tax his Mangekyo Sharingan so much that as of Chapter 669, he's almost completely blind in his left eye. Later Madara steals his Sharingan.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler: Gains one when Naruto gives him the refined, combined chakra that he and Kurama made. He commented that it's even stronger than the dose that Kurama had given him originally, which increased his power threefold. Now he has a Version 1 cloak like the rest of the alliance.]]
* BerserkButton: Kakashi REALLY hates [[CameBackWrong Edo Tensei]] (Impure World Resurrection), a jutsu that revives the dead and forces them to fight for the user. He also hates Kabuto, in no small part due to his insistence on using it.
** It seems to come from a disdain of grave-robbing of his friends in general. He got set off when he realized that Tobi had to be using Obito's eye. [[TheReveal The]] {{Irony}} [[EvilFormerFriend of it all]].
* {{BFS}}: Wields the Executioner's Blade for a short while in the 4th world war.
* BigDamnHeroes:He has a habit of joining fights by showing up out of nowhere to save his comrades.
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens in Kakashi Gaiden, when he gets the worst dose of cold reality you could believe.
* BrokenAce: So broken that his emotional damage is arguably almost completely responsible for the events OF THE ENTIRE MANGA. In-universe, Kakashi admits he is this to Sasuke in attempt to convince Sasuke that revenge isn't everything and that living with the pain of his losses, while difficult, is possible. [[ForegoneConclusion It didn't work.]] [[spoiler: Later, Kakashi tells Obito and Minato that losing Obito, Rin, and Minato all within the span of a year all but completely broke him, stating that there was nothing stopping him from completely sinking into despair but the fact that Obito entrusted his sharingan to him]]. Given the amount of characters that's turned to darker paths for similar reasons, it's kind of an eye-opener as to how close Kakashi could have been to completely losing himself as well.
* BrokenPedestal: His best friend Obito Uchiha who he originally thought was dead, and who was also the source of most of his ideals as an adult [[EvilFormerFriend is now one of his greatest enemies]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: As of chapter 675 [[spoiler: he no longer possess any of his Uchiha implants, having lost his Sharingan to Madara and getting his normal eye restored by Naruto's new healing powers right after. Of course, he is still a highly trained ninja, but that means he can no longer use any of his Sharingan abilities or his Raikiri properly.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The first of many, many examples among the characters. See also AssShove, LovableSexManiac, and {{Badass}}.
* CanineCompanion: The Ninja Hounds.
* TheCaptain: Of Squad 7.
* ChildProdigy: Youngest Genin and Chunnin graduated at 5 and 6.
* TheComicallySerious: Often his nonchalance is used in humor especially to contrast [[HotBlooded Guy]].
* CoolTeacher: Team 7 was the first team that he ever passed, because they're the first one to catch his lesson on putting each other's safety ahead of the mission.
* CovertPervert: He's obsessed with the "Icha Icha" series of adult novels, and gets embarrassed when caught reading them by others. Naruto once got the drop on him by pretending to spoiler one book's ending.
* DayInTheLimelight: ''Kakashi Gaiden''
** He gets another one in a filler arc called ''Anbu Kakashi Arc''
* DeadpanSnarker: Always has a straight face. One would imagine the mask probably helps in this department.
* DespairEventHorizon: As of chapter 600, he's been slowly getting there with each progressing chapter, though HeroicResolve seems to have kicked in.
** It's heavily implied that in the time between Minato's death and his appointment to Jonin Sensei of Team 7, he had one foot deep into the edge of the horizon. Whatever changed his mind is yet to be explored.
* EyeScream: His Sharingan is [[spoiler:ripped out by Madara, who jams it into his own empty socket.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The few females ''and'' males who have seen him unmasked are, well, ''very'' impressed.
* EverybodysDeadDave: His backstory can be summed up in this one trope. When Sasuke threatens to kill someone close to him so Kakashi can understand his pain, Kakashi replies that [[HarmfulToMinors everyone he cares about is already dead]].
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Given a sufficiently inexperienced opponent, he can fight with one hand and read pornographic novels (namely, the ''Icha Icha'' series written by Jiraiya) with the other. And is quite happy to demonstrate this ability.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803152736/naruto/images/e/e0/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Kakashi.svg Mangekyo Sharingan.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Rikimaru from the ''{{Tenchu}}'' series.
* EyepatchOfPower: Normally covers his left eye with his [[MartialArtsHeadband headband]]. Underneath is his Sharingan. He hides it because unlike an Uchiha, Kakashi is incapable of turning it off at will. Only when facing a strong opponent does he uncover it.
* FailureHero: How he sees himself after watching his childhood team die and failing to talk Sasuke out of defecting.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: [[spoiler: Kakashi's had the Mangekyo for twenty years. Sure woulda been handy against Orochimaru or Itachi.]] Granted, [[spoiler:Kakashi fell unconscious the moment he unlocked it and didn't encounter another Mangekyo Sharingan user until he fought Itachi, so he might not have even realized he had one until then at the earliest.]]
** Alternatively: [[spoiler: The use of the normal Sharingan drains a lot of chakra (he was out of commission for a few days after the first battle with Zabuza), the Mangekyou Sharingan requires ''even more'' chakra, so it's possible that he hadn't yet the stamina required to use it.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: Proud owner of the ''ultimate'' rivalry with Might Guy, lasting from their early teenhood, up into adulthood, and still very, very intense as they go over the hill, showing absolutely ''NO'' signs of slowing down.
** It should be noted that Guy and Kakashi's rivalry is the only one with a generally positive relationship to it. Every other rivalry usually makes the losing part very bitter, or their friendship dissolves. This includes Naruto/Sasuke, Hashirama/Madara and Sarutobi/Danzo
* GenerationXerox: He was mentioned to greatly resemble his father Sakumo Hatake, Konoha's White Fang, which made his enemies tremble in fear of him even when he was just about 13 years of age, mistaking him for his father. Cut to many years after when he is already known as ''Kakashi of the Sharingan'' and you know the awesome is InTheBlood. Further xerox-ing lays credibility that since the Third Hokage taught the original Sannin of Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade, and that since the villagers see him as temporary Hokage when Tsunade was in her coma, Kakashi is a generation Xerox of Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.
** He's also a generation xerox of Jiraiya. He lost his teacher, lost his student (to the dark side), [[spoiler:his best friend turned into one of the most reviled criminals in history and was indirectly responsible for their teacher's death]], and has a near pathological HeroicSelfDeprecation as well.
** And he is ''also'' one to Minato as well, especially considering that his team is basically a GenerationXerox of Minato's team. One of them went evil because LoveMakesYouEvil (Obito and Sasuke), one of them stayed with Konoha (Naruto and Kakashi), and one was a skilled medic-nin (Rin and Sakura).
* GuileHero: Is very cunning and capable of manipulating his opponents.
* {{Henohenomoheji}}: Seen on Kakashi's decoy scarecrow in Episode 101 ("Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face!"), when Team 7 attempts to unveil Kakashi's true face. It's also featured on the backs of his 9 ''ninken'' (Ninja Hounds/Dogs) Summoning group.
* HeroicRROD: This happens to him a lot in part one - at one point, the others are surprised when he doesn't need a hospital trip after a fight. He can handle the Sharingan somewhat better in ''Shippuden'', but still needs to watch his reserves carefully.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He is pretty much this with Guy. Gai being the person he trusts the most.
* [[ILetGwenStacyDie I Let Rin Die]]: Specifically, ''he killed her himself''... [[spoiler:because she chose to jump in the way of his Raikiri rather than be a TrojanHorse.]]
* InformedAbility: Kakashi is a legendary ninja who has supposedly copied over a thousand jutsu. Nearly all of his opponents have talked about how dangerous he is when they first face him. Yet, we almost ''never'' get to see him go all out, and when he does get to battle he's usually forced to use up chakra protecting his peers. The worst example is probably when he took on the remaining zombified Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. It was implied to be an absolute CurbStompBattle in his favour, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome but it happened entirely off-panel.]] Completely averted in the anime, which takes advantage of AdaptationExpansion. The fights are just as badass as you'd expect them to be.
** In addition, Kakashi the Copy-Ninja has yet to ever actually ''copy'' any jutsu on-screen. In the Land of Waves Zabuza- and subsequently many fans- believed that he had somehow copied and reversed his Water jutsu at the exact moment Zabuza himself was using it, perhaps even ''before'', but by the next battle Zabuza has realised that Kakashi simply used his Sharingan to implant ideas of what jutsu to use in Zabuza's mind, to freak him out, meaning every Water jutsu Zabuza used was already in Kakashi's arsenal. He ''might'' have copied Kakuzu's Iron Skin jutsu but if he has, he has yet to demonstrate it.
** [[spoiler:Finally averted as of the latest arc. He takes on Obito, who, up until now, has served as the BigBad for most of the story, in single combat and handily defeats him.]]
* [[spoiler: LooseLips]]: [[spoiler: Accidentally leaked the classified information of Naruto's birth, unaware that Obito was listening in, or that he was even alive, at a visit to Rin's grave.]]
* LovableSexManiac: He's a big fan of Jiraiya's book series.
* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] and then later the Magenkyou Sharingan. It grants him the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]... [[spoiler: later loses it to Madara and has his original eye restored in its socket by Naruto, but then gets upgraded to a complete set of Sharingan implanted in his own eyes, courtesy of Obitio's spirit.]]
** AuraVision: The most standard ability of the Sharingan is to see Chakra.
** CombatClairvoyance: It also gives the ability to predict the opponents next moves.
** MegaManning: Kakashi's specialty.
** HypnoticEyes: Just ask Zabuza.
** PortalCut: Kakashi's Magenkyou Sharingan's special Kamui jutsu.
** InstantArmor: [[spoiler: Due to Obito passing on his chakra and Sharingan, Kakashi gains the Susano'o, and can manifest it as Perfect!]]
** EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Perfect Susanoo, by far his strongest ability of them all.]]
* MaskPower: NEVER seen without it. The only time his face was uncovered, it wasn't shown onscreen. An anime filler episode revolves around Team 7 trying to see under Kakashi's mask. When they finally get him to remove it in front of them, underneath is... [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal another mask]].]]
** On some covers he doesn't have it, but then his face is usually covered by his book or hand.
** Also, according to Pakkun, he hates being photographed without it.
* MeaningfulName: Kakashi means "scarecrow," and Hatake means "farmland or field." Both are an obvious reference to his tall and lean appearance. This also ties to his use of a {{Henohenomoheji}} logo on his summoned dogs and decoys. There's also the fact that real life ninjas often disguised themselves as poor farmers. Get's into ThemeNaming when you consider his Dad's name could come from the the word Sakumotsu, which translates to "Crops".
* MrExposition: In the first arc.
* MultilayerFacade: Kakashi is a literal case: [[spoiler: he wears ''another mask'' under his mask.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Tends to dwell on this, especially regarding Obito, losing track of time at the Memorial Stone by ''reminding himself of how he has failed.'' And then there's the issue of his ''second'' team...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He inadvertently caused [[spoiler: the Kyuubi incident by blabbing that Kurama's jinchuriki was gonna have a baby in front of Rin's grave, not realizing Obito was there as well.]]
** If we really want to blame him, blame him for rescuing Obito.
* NonChalantDodge: The Trope picture
* NoMouth: Keeps his mouth concealed behind a mask at all times. Played with in the best filler of the anime.
* TheNoseKnows: He is said to have a very good sense of smell. And he has a pack of trained canines.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: We first meet Kakashi as a goofy teacher who falls for one of Naruto's unbelievably idiotic pranks, but he soon reveals himself to be {{Badass}}. His enemies do know he's dangerous, and treat him as such, but he's FAR more dangerous than most of them have been led to believe.
* ObsoleteMentor: [[AvertedTrope Averts]] this, despite being [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] sometimes. He specifically mentions in one arc that he's still young and improving. In the fight against [[BigBad Tobi/Obito]] he's particularly important. He's not a PersonOfMassDestruction like the main cast, but his shrewdness is still one of his greatest assets.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Kakashi vs The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Kakashi won apparently, but he misplaced Zabuza's sword.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Being the flake he usually acts like, seeing him almost too mad to speak after Guy reveals he taught Lee the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Hidden Lotus]] clues the audience in that things are about to get serious.
* OutDamnedSpot: After waking up from a nightmare [[spoiler:of him killing Rin]].
* OvershadowedByAwesome: While certainly a versatile, experienced and highly competent fighter, his battles have been somewhat a letdown compared to say Akatsuki, Orochimaru or the Kages. He also suffers a lot of TheWorfEffect against this opponents, even more than Sasuke. A fairly common complaint is that he's hyped to be stronger than he is, especially in the Databooks, where he's hyped to be one of the most formidable shinobi alive. To his credit, however, those who Worf him tend to have attained a similar, if not greater ShroudedInMyth status.
** BoringYetPractical: His fighting style tends to be this, which is part of why he's overshadowed so much. His summons are a perfect example. Most ninja call up a giant animal to fight for them, Kakashi has a pack of hunting hounds.
* ParentalAbandonment:His father Sakumo committed suicide when Kakashi was six-years old and his mother died before then.
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: [[spoiler: Suffers from this during the Anbu filler arc. He can't use the Chidori/Raikiri with his mental trauma of killing Rin acting up everytime he tries to use it. Of course, considering what we've seen over the course of the series, he gets better.]]
* RedBaron: Kakashi has two famous nicknames first being Kakashi of the Sharingan, second being The Copy Ninja.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Might Guy's Red & Obito's Red.
* SempaiKohai: Senpai to Yugao, Yamato and Sai (who considers him as such in the anime). Also Shizune addresses with the honorfic.
* ShapingYourAttacks: His Running Beast ability.
* ShockAndAwe: Chidori, Raikiri/Lightning Blade, them lightning hounds, etc.
* ShroudedInMyth: See RedBaron. And just what the hell is behind that mask? [[spoiler: Another mask.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Finally delivered one to [[spoiler:Obito, pointing that he basically chose to ignore every feeling his friends could possibly have, quoting Obito himself. "And those who don't respect their comrades' memories...are the worst."]]
** He gives another to Sasuke, after he declares that Kakashi could only understand how he felt about Itachi if Sasuke went and killed everyone he loved. Kakashi simply replies that he can't do that, as everyone that qualifies is already dead.
* SignatureMove: Raikiri/Lightning Blade, similar to the Chidori only better.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: His bell test.
* SpaceMaster: His Mangekyo Sharingan's technique, Kamui, can warp objects into [[PocketDimension another dimension]]. He can now use Kamui to get to and from the other dimension at will.
* TheStoic: Probably the hardest character to get a rise out of in the entire series, except where the Icha Icha series Or his dead best friend is concerned.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler: His Version 1 Cloak that Naruto gave him.]]
** He gets another one, this time a personal ability, that crosses with EleventhHourSuperpower: After [[spoiler:Obito gives him both his Mangekyo Sharingan]], he can use [[spoiler: Susanoo immediately. And unlike other Susanoo users who have to develop it in stages, it manifests in its perfect form right from the get-go.]]
* TeamDad: To Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke.
* TookALevelInBadass: It's more subtle than most of the cast, but think about it. The first time we see him go all-out using the Sharingan, summons, and a Raikiri is enough to tire him out. Post-time skip, he's somehow got a Mangekyo that can send stuff through ''another dimension'', and against Kakuzu he's firing off Raikiri like cheap kunai and staying on his feet afterwards.
* TookALevelInKindness: Obito's death made him realize how important it was to care for your comrades more.
* TragicKeepsake: He kept his father's Tanto for a good bit, but his sharingan eye, which was transplanted into him from his dead best friend, Obito Uchiha is what really falls into this trope.
* TranquilFury: What happens when he ''truly'' gets pissed.
* TraumaCongaLine: Kakashi is by far the worst to get hit with this trope ever. Let's make a count, shall we? His best friend dies saving him and his other teammate, his sensei dies saving the village without him being able to do anything about it. He promised said best friend that he'd protect their other teammate, only to [[spoiler: end up breaking the promise and killing her]] Then, one of his students pulls a FaceHeelTurn. Finally, it turns out his best friend is NotQuiteDead after all, and has become the BigBad responsible for nearly everything that has happened in the manga, [[spoiler:BECAUSE he killed Rin.]] On top of that, he was already pretty traumatized before any of that happened. When he was 7 his father, whom he idolized, was ostracized by an entire village and ended up killing himself through seppuku before Kakashi's eyes. And his mother's fate is still unknown, other than that she was under 30 when she died...
* TrueCompanions: A firm believer in this concept.
* UnknownRival: Guy is his, though it may be more that Kakashi does not ''want'' to acknowledge it. It turns out that he does acknowledge Guy as his true rival, and the scene that reveals this is pretty heartwarming.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
** [[spoiler:He speaks about Naruto's birth at Rin's grave. Unfortunately, Obito happened to be watching.]]
** He abandoned his mission so that he could help Obito when they were kids, resulting in a crippled Obito ending up on Madara's doorstep setting off most of the plot.
* WeakButSkilled: Kakashi's individual skill and jutsu is not weak per se - it's probably in the very top percentile of the shinobi world. However against the ridiculously overpowered villains of the Shippuden series like the Akatsuki, Pain and Tobi, Kakashi is forced to fall back on his natural wit and can be considered this - especially considering his lack of chakra for spamming his SignatureMove.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: His best friend Obito is now a major contender in the contest to determine the most evil ninja of all time. Tune in tomorrow to find out the results!
* TheWorfEffect: His only real victory has been against Zabuza. After that he's only been used to show how strong whatever enemy comes along is, often with him commenting about how much stronger than him they are. That said, he fares a lot better in team battles (against Akatsuki) contributing to victories over Deidara, Itachi (sort of--it's complicated), Hidan/Kakuzu and recently Tobi. Which makes quite a lot of sense when you remember "teamwork" is pretty much everything to the man.
** Though he seems to have finally left it behind in the current arc, [[spoiler:going so far as to defeating Tobi, one of the Major {{BigBad}}s of the series, in a one on one battle inside the Kamui dimension by shoving a Lightning Cutter through his chest leaving a gaping wide hole.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: He makes two, one before and one during [[spoiler:his final duel with Obito, although the latter is an internal monologue. They both signify his acknowledgement of the fact that his former best friend must now be treated no differently than any other enemy.]]
** [[spoiler:"In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash. However, those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash. And the ones who abandon their friends' feelings are even worse than that. I won't get rid of your past feelings... even if it's you refusing them."]]
** [[spoiler:''Naruto...You will never lose your way. You're stronger than me, and you're unique in many ways. As for me, this is all I can do for know. I'll do what I must... In order to protect the old Obito, I must...'''kill the current one!''''']]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Kakashi was 6 when he took the Chuunin Exams, but looked almost like a full grown teenager.
** Possibly a RetCon.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Kakashi remarked in the third ''Shippuden'' movie ''Inheritors of the Will of Fire'' that Naruto's ethic of protecting his friends solemnly reminds him of his late comrade Obito Uchiha, whose spiky hair and knuckleheaded determination Naruto mirrored perfectly.

to:

* TheAce: ''Easily'' one TheArtifact: Started off as Kakashi's substitute as leader of Team 7 and the genetic clone of the most powerful ninja in Konoha. Even considered for Hokage on occasion!
** BrokenAce: Never quite got over Obito's death in
first, allowing him to keep the Kyuubi in check. When Kakashi Gaiden, which returns to active duty, Yamato's role get demoted to Kakashi's assistant in turn showed that his father's disgrace and suicide still took training Naruto. And then Naruto got full control over Kyuubi's chakra, making Yamato's function completely redundant. [[spoiler:As a heavy toll on him some seven years after. Justified, since these took place when result, he was thirteen and six, respectively, in a verse where ThereAreNoTherapists. Not to mention what happened to poor Rin right before his eyes... [[spoiler:and at his own hands]]
* AchillesHeel[=/=]AwesomeButImpractical: Kakashi, while he has an all around awesome skill-set, has massive stamina issues. This
is exacerbated by his Sharigan, which expends even more of his chakra when used. Almost all of his major battles in the series has resulted him getting bed-ridden for over-expending his energy.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler: That first flashback of him killing Rin turned out to be very misleading. She actually wanted him to do it, but he point-blank refused despite the Mist's plans for her. She took matters into her own hands and jumped in front of his attack.
immediately kidnapped.]]
* AndIMustScream: He was the first in-series victim of the Mangekyo Sharingan's [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]], in which Itachi crucified him and stabbed him repeatedly without letting him die. For three days. Without stopping...
** MadeOfIron: An ordeal, during which, what
ButtMonkey: Kakashi perceived as approximately one minute and forty-eight seconds (counting the time indicator from "I will stab you with a sword tends to comically take advantage of him for 72 hours" to "71 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds remaining" was only one second. Meaning that the "three days" Kakashi experienced was, to him, closer to about '''[[OneHundredAndEight one hundred and eight]]''' days. Even he was released from the genjutsu, he doesn't immediately pass out. He stays conscious long enough to realize how little time things like paying for meals while Naruto's recklessness is often played against his caution.
** Try in Storm 3, where Naruto has raised his fist to him not once, but twice, and this lack of respect
actually passed, and makes Yamato want to hear Kisame express surprise that cry.
** TheChewToy: In the spin-off ''Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth'', he is reduced to be a TheSpeechless LivingProp.
* TheCaptain: A temporary replacement for Kakashi, his true role is actually to look after Naruto.
* ChildProdigy: Ties with
Kakashi is ''still alive''. Mentally MadeOfIron? You bet your ass.
*** In chapter 649 he proves himself
with being the youngest Chunin at 6.
* CombinationAttack: Has one with Naruto which combines his Water Style Tearing Torrent with Naruto's Wind Style Ransengan.
* TheComicallySerious: Most of the interaction between Bee & Naruto leaves him speechless.
* DeathGlare : His "ghoul eyes," although only Naruto seems
to be MadeOfIron in all aspects, as we find him scared by it.
* DemotedToExtra: Yamato's role and role has gotten smaller to the point
[[spoiler: single handedly stitching up a large wound in his own side without flinching]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy : As a kid,
Where he was obsessed with following got PutOnABus during the rules 4th World War and living like an obedient toy soldier. Anyone who didn't train themselves to be an ideal ninja was out of step with the rest and a disgrace. It was brought on by a fear that deviating from the shinobi code would lead to ostracism, since [[spoiler: his father Sakumo chose to put his comrade's lives above a mission. The Leaf ninja felt betrayed, because it is their master goal to ensure a success of a mission at all costs. Sakumo was chided ''viciously'' by his peers, and DrivenToSuicide]]. Kakashi feared the same might happen to him. After Obito brought him to his senses and warned him it would pretty much strip him of his humanity to live like this, he broke out of it.
* AssShove: '''[[MundaneMadeAwesome A THOUSAND YEARS OF DEATH]]'''!!!!
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Pretty good at figuring out the skills of dangerous opponents such as [[PsychoForHire Zabuza]], [[SoulJar Kakuzu]], [[AGodAmI Pain]] and [[IntangibleMan Tobi]].
* BackFromTheDead: Gets killed and later revived by Pain
* {{Badass}}
** Save for Naruto, he was the only ninja in Konoha who required the attention of more than one of Pain's bodies.
*** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm-wdJn5rJY video]] clearly shows the many forms of Badass that is Kakashi.
** BadassBoast: ''"The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques… is about to go on a rampage!"''
** BadassBookworm: Naruto calls him "as smart as [[ImprobablyHighIQ Shikamaru]]", which, combined with his status as the most elite ninjutsu specialist in the Hidden Leaf, would make him this easily. Inverted with his actual choice of literature - Jiraiya's erotic novels.
** BadassTeacher
** BadassTransplant: His [[MagicalEye Sharingan]].
** FourStarBadass: As General of the Third Division
** HandicappedBadass: The current string of battles
has caused him to [[spoiler:tax his Mangekyo Sharingan so much that as of Chapter 669, he's almost completely blind in his left eye. Later Madara steals his Sharingan.not been mentioned since.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler: Gains one when Naruto gives him the refined, combined chakra that he FateWorseThanDeath[=/=]FridgeHorror : So Yamato was abducted as a child and Kurama made. experimented upon by a creepy snake-themed MadScientist. He commented that it's even stronger than the dose that Kurama had given him originally, which increased his power threefold. Now he has a Version 1 cloak like the rest of the alliance.]]
* BerserkButton: Kakashi REALLY hates [[CameBackWrong Edo Tensei]] (Impure World Resurrection), a jutsu that revives the dead and forces them
survives, goes on to fight for the user. He also hates Kabuto, in no small part due to his insistence on using it.
** It seems to come from
become a disdain of grave-robbing of his friends in general. He got set off when he realized that Tobi had fairly well-adjusted adult, only to be using Obito's eye. [[TheReveal The]] {{Irony}} [[EvilFormerFriend ultimately abducted yet again by another creepy snake-themed MadScientist (the protege of it all]].
* {{BFS}}: Wields the Executioner's Blade for a short while in the 4th world war.
* BigDamnHeroes:He has a habit of joining fights by showing up out of nowhere to save his comrades.
* BreakTheHaughty: Happens in Kakashi Gaiden, when he gets the worst dose of cold reality you could believe.
* BrokenAce: So broken that his emotional damage is arguably almost completely responsible for the events OF THE ENTIRE MANGA. In-universe, Kakashi admits he is this to Sasuke in attempt to convince Sasuke that revenge isn't everything and that living with the pain of his losses, while difficult, is possible. [[ForegoneConclusion It didn't work.]] [[spoiler: Later, Kakashi tells Obito and Minato that losing Obito, Rin, and Minato all within the span of a year all but completely broke him, stating that there was nothing stopping him from completely sinking into despair but the fact that Obito entrusted his sharingan to him]]. Given the amount of characters that's turned to darker paths for similar reasons, it's kind of an eye-opener as to how close Kakashi could have been to completely losing himself as well.
* BrokenPedestal: His best friend Obito Uchiha who he originally thought was dead, and who was also the source of most of his ideals as an adult [[EvilFormerFriend is now one of his greatest enemies]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: As of chapter 675 [[spoiler: he no longer possess any of his Uchiha implants, having lost his Sharingan to Madara and getting his normal eye restored by Naruto's new healing powers right after. Of course, he is still a highly trained ninja, but that means he can no longer use any of his Sharingan abilities or his Raikiri properly.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The first of many, many examples among the characters. See also AssShove, LovableSexManiac, and {{Badass}}.
* CanineCompanion: The Ninja Hounds.
* TheCaptain: Of Squad 7.
* ChildProdigy: Youngest Genin and Chunnin graduated at 5 and 6.
* TheComicallySerious: Often his nonchalance is used in humor especially to contrast [[HotBlooded Guy]].
* CoolTeacher: Team 7 was
the first team that he ever passed, because they're the first one to catch his lesson on putting each other's safety ahead of the mission.
* CovertPervert: He's obsessed with the "Icha Icha" series of adult novels,
one, no less!). Oh and gets embarrassed when caught reading them by others. Naruto once got the drop on him by pretending to spoiler one book's ending.
* DayInTheLimelight: ''Kakashi Gaiden''
** He gets another one in a filler arc called ''Anbu Kakashi Arc''
* DeadpanSnarker: Always has a straight face. One would imagine the mask probably helps in this department.
* DespairEventHorizon: As of chapter 600, he's been slowly getting there with each progressing chapter, though HeroicResolve seems to have kicked in.
** It's heavily
then it is strongly implied that in after having vital information [[MindRape forcibly]] [[TruthSerum extracted]] from him, he will be used for endless experimentation again. Disturbing much?]]
* GreenThumb: His use of
the time between Minato's death wood techniques, which also require him to be able to control [[MakingASplash water]] and [[DishingOutDirt earth]] as well.
* MeaningfulName: Yamato may be named after Yamato Takeru, a legendary prince believed to be the first ninja. Tenzou means "heavenly creation" and refers to things created by nature, which fits with
his appointment to Jonin Sensei wood powers.
* SatelliteCharacter: Yamato was brought in as the substitute team leader
of Team 7, he was kidnapped as baby by Orochimaru and had one foot deep into his DNA manipulated to the edge point where he's the genetic clone of the horizon. Whatever changed his mind is yet to be explored.
* EyeScream: His Sharingan is [[spoiler:ripped out by Madara, who jams it into his own empty socket.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The few females ''and'' males who have seen him unmasked are, well, ''very'' impressed.
* EverybodysDeadDave: His backstory can be summed up in this one trope. When Sasuke threatens to kill someone close to him so Kakashi can understand his pain, Kakashi replies
First Hokage, and was a member of Anbu with Kakashi. On paper, all of that [[HarmfulToMinors everyone he cares about is already dead]].
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Given
sounds like a sufficiently inexperienced opponent, he can fight with one hand and read pornographic novels (namely, the ''Icha Icha'' series written by Jiraiya) with the other. And is quite happy lot of potential for a character. In reality, Yamato ended up being relegated to demonstrate this ability.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803152736/naruto/images/e/e0/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Kakashi.svg Mangekyo Sharingan.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Rikimaru from the ''{{Tenchu}}'' series.
* EyepatchOfPower: Normally covers his left eye with his [[MartialArtsHeadband headband]]. Underneath is his Sharingan. He hides it because unlike an Uchiha, Kakashi is incapable of turning it off at will. Only when facing a strong opponent does he uncover it.
* FailureHero: How he sees himself after watching his childhood team die and failing to talk Sasuke out of defecting.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: [[spoiler:
being Kakashi's had assistant in training Naruto and being the Mangekyo ButtMonkey.
* SempaiKohai: Kakashi is his senpai, and he once brings up this fact when trying to get him to pay
for twenty years. Sure woulda been handy against Orochimaru or Itachi.]] Granted, [[spoiler:Kakashi fell unconscious a meal.
%% * TheSmartGuy
* SternTeacher: Contrasts his approach with Kakashi's on a few occasions, such as threatening to throw Naruto, Sakura and Sai in a cage together unless they start working better as a team, and saying that if an injured Naruto is unable to keep up with them, they could leave him behind.
* TheStoic: Typically calm and levelheaded, although he can be disturbed by shocking developments.
* StraightMan: Towards Naruto and Bee's shenanigans.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: He was
the moment he unlocked it only child to accept and didn't encounter another Mangekyo Sharingan user survive the First Hokage's cells in Orochimaru's experiments and the only one who can use his highly coveted Wood Style jutsu. [[spoiler: That is until he fought Itachi, so he might not have even realized he had one until then at the earliest.Danzo and Zetsu are introduced anyway.]]
** Alternatively: [[spoiler: The use of the normal Sharingan drains a lot of chakra (he was out of commission for a few days after the first battle with Zabuza), the Mangekyou Sharingan requires ''even more'' chakra, so it's possible that he hadn't yet the stamina required to use it.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: Proud owner of the ''ultimate'' rivalry with Might Guy, lasting from their WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just like Anko, Yamato got incapacitated early teenhood, up into adulthood, the war and still very, very intense as they go over the hill, showing absolutely ''NO'' signs of slowing down.
** It should be noted
isn't heard from in quite some time. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Guy and Kakashi's rivalry is the only one with a generally positive relationship to it. Every other rivalry usually makes the losing part very bitter, or their friendship dissolves. This includes Naruto/Sasuke, Hashirama/Madara and Sarutobi/Danzo
* GenerationXerox: He was mentioned to greatly resemble his father Sakumo Hatake, Konoha's White Fang, which made his enemies tremble in fear of him even when he was just about 13 years of age, mistaking him for his father. Cut to many years after when he is already known as ''Kakashi of the Sharingan'' and you know the awesome is InTheBlood. Further xerox-ing lays credibility that since the Third Hokage taught the original Sannin of Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade, and that since the villagers see him as temporary Hokage when Tsunade was in her coma, Kakashi is a generation Xerox of Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.
** He's also a generation xerox of Jiraiya. He lost his teacher, lost his student (to the dark side), [[spoiler:his best friend turned into
one of the most reviled criminals in history and Zetsu clones bonded to him as a power source, explaining how it was indirectly responsible for their teacher's death]], and has a near pathological HeroicSelfDeprecation as well.
** And he is ''also'' one to Minato as well, especially considering that his team is basically a GenerationXerox of Minato's team. One of them went evil because LoveMakesYouEvil (Obito and Sasuke), one of them stayed with Konoha (Naruto and Kakashi), and one was a skilled medic-nin (Rin and Sakura).
* GuileHero: Is very cunning and
capable of manipulating his opponents.
* {{Henohenomoheji}}: Seen on Kakashi's decoy scarecrow in Episode 101 ("Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face!"), when Team 7 attempts to unveil Kakashi's true face. It's also featured on the backs of his 9 ''ninken'' (Ninja Hounds/Dogs) Summoning group.
* HeroicRROD: This happens to him a lot in part one - at one point, the others are surprised when he doesn't need a hospital trip after a fight. He can handle the Sharingan somewhat better in ''Shippuden'', but still needs to watch his reserves carefully.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He is pretty much this with Guy. Gai being the person he trusts the most.
* [[ILetGwenStacyDie I Let Rin Die]]: Specifically, ''he killed her himself''... [[spoiler:because she chose to jump in the way of his Raikiri rather than be a TrojanHorse.]]
* InformedAbility: Kakashi is a legendary ninja who has supposedly copied over a thousand jutsu. Nearly all of his opponents have talked about how dangerous he is when they first face him. Yet, we almost ''never'' get to see him go all out, and when he does get to battle he's usually forced to use up chakra protecting his peers. The worst example is probably when he took on the remaining zombified Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. It was implied to be an absolute CurbStompBattle in his favour, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome but it happened entirely off-panel.]] Completely averted in the anime, which takes advantage of AdaptationExpansion. The fights are just as badass as you'd expect them to be.
** In addition, Kakashi the Copy-Ninja has yet to ever actually ''copy'' any jutsu on-screen. In the Land of Waves Zabuza- and subsequently many fans- believed that he had somehow copied and reversed his Water jutsu at the exact moment Zabuza himself was using it, perhaps even ''before'', but by the next battle Zabuza has realised that Kakashi simply used his Sharingan to implant ideas of what jutsu to use in Zabuza's mind, to freak him out, meaning every Water jutsu Zabuza used was already in Kakashi's arsenal. He ''might'' have copied Kakuzu's Iron Skin jutsu but if he has, he has yet to demonstrate it.
** [[spoiler:Finally averted as of the latest arc. He takes on Obito, who, up until now, has served as the BigBad for most of the story, in single combat and handily defeats him.]]
* [[spoiler: LooseLips]]: [[spoiler: Accidentally leaked the classified information of Naruto's birth, unaware that Obito was listening in, or that he was even alive, at a visit to Rin's grave.]]
* LovableSexManiac: He's a big fan of Jiraiya's book series.
* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] and then later the Magenkyou Sharingan. It grants him the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]... [[spoiler: later loses it to Madara and has his original eye restored in its socket by Naruto, but then gets upgraded to a complete set of Sharingan implanted in his own eyes, courtesy of Obitio's spirit.]]
** AuraVision: The most standard ability of the Sharingan is to see Chakra.
** CombatClairvoyance: It also gives the ability to predict the opponents next moves.
** MegaManning: Kakashi's specialty.
** HypnoticEyes: Just ask Zabuza.
** PortalCut: Kakashi's Magenkyou Sharingan's special Kamui jutsu.
** InstantArmor: [[spoiler: Due to Obito passing on his chakra and Sharingan, Kakashi gains the Susano'o, and can manifest it as Perfect!]]
** EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Perfect Susanoo, by far his strongest ability of them all.]]
* MaskPower: NEVER seen without it. The only time his face was uncovered, it wasn't shown onscreen. An anime filler episode revolves around Team 7 trying to see under Kakashi's mask. When they finally get him to remove it in front of them, underneath is... [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal another mask]].]]
** On some covers he doesn't have it, but then his face is usually covered by his book or hand.
** Also, according to Pakkun, he hates being photographed without it.
* MeaningfulName: Kakashi means "scarecrow," and Hatake means "farmland or field." Both are an obvious reference to his tall and lean appearance. This also ties to his use of a {{Henohenomoheji}} logo on his summoned dogs and decoys. There's also the fact that real life ninjas often disguised themselves as poor farmers. Get's into ThemeNaming when you consider his Dad's name could come from the the word Sakumotsu, which translates to "Crops".
* MrExposition: In the first arc.
* MultilayerFacade: Kakashi is a literal case: [[spoiler: he wears ''another mask'' under his mask.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Tends to dwell on this, especially regarding Obito, losing track of time at the Memorial Stone by ''reminding himself of how he has failed.'' And then there's the issue of his ''second'' team...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He inadvertently caused [[spoiler: the Kyuubi incident by blabbing that Kurama's jinchuriki was gonna have a baby in front of Rin's grave, not realizing Obito was there as well.]]
** If we really want to blame him, blame him for rescuing Obito.
* NonChalantDodge: The Trope picture
* NoMouth: Keeps his mouth concealed behind a mask at all times. Played with in the best filler of the anime.
* TheNoseKnows: He is said to have a very good sense of smell. And he has a pack of trained canines.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: We first meet Kakashi as a goofy teacher who falls for one of Naruto's unbelievably idiotic pranks, but he soon reveals himself to be {{Badass}}. His enemies do know he's dangerous, and treat him as such, but he's FAR more dangerous than most of them have been led to believe.
* ObsoleteMentor: [[AvertedTrope Averts]] this, despite being [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]] sometimes. He specifically mentions in one arc that he's still young and improving. In the fight against [[BigBad Tobi/Obito]] he's particularly important. He's not a PersonOfMassDestruction like the main cast, but his shrewdness is still one of his greatest assets.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Kakashi vs The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Kakashi won apparently, but he misplaced Zabuza's sword.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Being the flake he usually acts like, seeing him almost too mad to speak after Guy reveals he taught Lee the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Hidden Lotus]] clues the audience in that things are about to get serious.
* OutDamnedSpot: After waking up from a nightmare [[spoiler:of him killing Rin]].
* OvershadowedByAwesome: While certainly a versatile, experienced and highly competent fighter, his battles have been somewhat a letdown compared to say Akatsuki, Orochimaru or the Kages. He also suffers a lot of TheWorfEffect against this opponents, even more than Sasuke. A fairly common complaint is that he's hyped to be stronger than he is, especially in the Databooks, where he's hyped to be one of the most formidable shinobi alive. To his credit, however, those who Worf him tend to have attained a similar, if not greater ShroudedInMyth status.
** BoringYetPractical: His fighting style tends to be this, which is part of why he's overshadowed so much. His summons are a perfect example. Most ninja call up a giant animal to fight for them, Kakashi has a pack of hunting hounds.
* ParentalAbandonment:His father Sakumo committed suicide when Kakashi was six-years old and his mother died before then.
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: [[spoiler: Suffers from this during the Anbu filler arc. He can't use the Chidori/Raikiri with his mental trauma of killing Rin acting up everytime he tries to use it. Of course, considering what we've seen over the course of the series, he gets better.]]
* RedBaron: Kakashi has two famous nicknames first being Kakashi of the Sharingan, second being The Copy Ninja.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Might Guy's Red & Obito's Red.
* SempaiKohai: Senpai to Yugao, Yamato and Sai (who considers him as
creating such in the anime). Also Shizune addresses with the honorfic.
* ShapingYourAttacks: His Running Beast ability.
* ShockAndAwe: Chidori, Raikiri/Lightning Blade, them lightning hounds, etc.
* ShroudedInMyth: See RedBaron. And just what the hell is behind that mask? [[spoiler: Another mask.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Finally delivered one to [[spoiler:Obito, pointing that he basically chose to ignore every feeling his friends could possibly have, quoting Obito himself. "And those who don't respect their comrades' memories...are the worst."]]
** He gives another to Sasuke, after he declares that Kakashi could only understand how he felt about Itachi if Sasuke went and killed everyone he loved. Kakashi simply replies that he can't do that, as everyone that qualifies is already dead.
* SignatureMove: Raikiri/Lightning Blade, similar to the Chidori only better.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: His bell test.
* SpaceMaster: His Mangekyo Sharingan's technique, Kamui, can warp objects into [[PocketDimension another dimension]]. He can now use Kamui to get to and from the other dimension at will.
* TheStoic: Probably the hardest character to get a rise out of in the entire series, except where the Icha Icha series Or his dead best friend is concerned.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler: His Version 1 Cloak that Naruto gave him.]]
** He gets another one, this time a personal ability, that crosses with EleventhHourSuperpower: After [[spoiler:Obito gives him both his Mangekyo Sharingan]], he can use [[spoiler: Susanoo immediately. And unlike other Susanoo users who have to develop it in stages, it manifests in its perfect form right from the get-go.]]
* TeamDad: To Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke.
* TookALevelInBadass: It's more subtle than most of the cast, but think about it. The first time we see him go all-out using the Sharingan, summons, and a Raikiri is enough to tire him out. Post-time skip, he's somehow got a Mangekyo that can send stuff through ''another dimension'', and against Kakuzu he's firing off Raikiri like cheap kunai and staying on his feet afterwards.
* TookALevelInKindness: Obito's death made him realize how important it was to care for your comrades more.
* TragicKeepsake: He kept his father's Tanto for a good bit, but his sharingan eye, which was transplanted into him from his dead best friend, Obito Uchiha is what really falls into this trope.
* TranquilFury: What happens when he ''truly'' gets pissed.
* TraumaCongaLine: Kakashi is by far the worst to get hit with this trope ever. Let's make a count, shall we? His best friend dies saving him and his other teammate, his sensei dies saving the village without him being able to do anything about it. He promised said best friend that he'd protect their other teammate, only to [[spoiler: end up breaking the promise and killing her]] Then, one of his students pulls a FaceHeelTurn. Finally, it turns out his best friend is NotQuiteDead after all, and has become the BigBad responsible for nearly everything that has happened in the manga, [[spoiler:BECAUSE he killed Rin.]] On top of that, he was already pretty traumatized before any of that happened. When he was 7 his father, whom he idolized, was ostracized by an entire village and ended up killing himself through seppuku before Kakashi's eyes. And his mother's fate is still unknown, other than that she was under 30 when she died...
* TrueCompanions: A firm believer in this concept.
* UnknownRival: Guy is his, though it may be more that Kakashi does not ''want'' to acknowledge it. It turns out that he does acknowledge Guy as his true rival, and the scene that reveals this is pretty heartwarming.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
** [[spoiler:He speaks about Naruto's birth at Rin's grave. Unfortunately, Obito happened to be watching.]]
** He abandoned his mission so that he could help Obito when they were kids, resulting in a crippled Obito ending up on Madara's doorstep setting off most of the plot.
* WeakButSkilled: Kakashi's individual skill and jutsu is not weak per se - it's probably in the very top percentile of the shinobi world. However against the ridiculously overpowered villains of the Shippuden series like the Akatsuki, Pain and Tobi, Kakashi is forced to fall back on his natural wit and can be considered this - especially considering his lack of chakra for spamming his SignatureMove.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: His best friend Obito is now a major contender in the contest to determine the most evil ninja of all time. Tune in tomorrow to find out the results!
* TheWorfEffect: His only real victory has been against Zabuza. After that he's only been used to show how strong whatever enemy comes along is, often with him commenting about how much stronger than him they are. That said, he fares a lot better in team battles (against Akatsuki) contributing to victories over Deidara, Itachi (sort of--it's complicated), Hidan/Kakuzu and recently Tobi. Which makes quite a lot of sense when you remember "teamwork" is pretty much everything to the man.
** Though he seems to have finally left it behind in the current arc, [[spoiler:going so far as to defeating Tobi, one of the Major {{BigBad}}s of the series, in a one on one battle inside the Kamui dimension by shoving a Lightning Cutter through his chest leaving a gaping wide hole.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: He makes two, one before and one during [[spoiler:his final duel with Obito, although the latter is an internal monologue. They both signify his acknowledgement of the fact that his former best friend must now be treated no differently than any other enemy.]]
** [[spoiler:"In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash. However, those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash. And the ones who abandon their friends' feelings are even worse than that. I won't get rid of your past feelings... even if it's you refusing them."]]
** [[spoiler:''Naruto...You will never lose your way. You're stronger than me, and you're unique in many ways. As for me, this is all I can do for know. I'll do what I must... In order to protect the old Obito, I must...'''kill the current one!''''']]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Kakashi was 6 when he took the Chuunin Exams, but looked almost like a full grown teenager.
** Possibly a RetCon.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Kakashi remarked in the third ''Shippuden'' movie ''Inheritors of the Will of Fire'' that Naruto's ethic of protecting his friends solemnly reminds him of his late comrade Obito Uchiha, whose spiky hair and knuckleheaded determination Naruto mirrored perfectly.
impressive wood constructs.]]





[[folder:Sai]]
-->''A smile can get you out of a tough situation, even if it is fake.''

->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino (JP), BenjaminDiskin (EN), Ángel Coomonte (Spain)
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Sai is... a jerk, to put it mildly. A ninja from the village of Konoha, pretty much all that is known about Sai is that he's a loner and that he has no family. He's a member of ANBU's Root Division, and first joins Team 7 in the second arc. "Sai", a type of three-pronged dagger, is probably a pseudonym, but who knows? Given Root's... ''special'' methods of training, it might even be his real name.

As one might expect from someone who isn't around people much, Sai doesn't exactly make the greatest of first impressions on his teammates. Indeed, his first actions are to question Naruto's manhood, call Sakura ugly, and diss their former teammate Sasuke. Naruto flatly states that he'll only put up with Sai for Sasuke's sake. He claims to have no personality whatsoever -- being polite or assholic is just a front for him.

A talented artist, Sai claims to have drawn several thousand pictures in his life, but, in keeping with his role as the hollow man, finds himself incapable of ever giving one a title. Sai uses his art in his jutsu. He has the ability to animate his drawings, creating creatures for attack or espionage, or generating clones out of ink.

It seems, however, that his purpose is more than just filling out Team 7. In reality, he was given the job by Danzo to assassinate Sasuke -- a task which he's clearly unable to do. He has a change of heart and forms a genuine friendship with Naruto and Sakura, although he's very [[NoSocialSkills socially awkward]] (which is often {{played for laughs}}).

In the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sai was placed in the Ambush Division under Kankuro and alongside Omoi.
->His hobbies are drawing and calligraphy.
->Favorite word: "Comrades"

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* {{Adorkable}}: Has a few shades of this after he starts genuinely showing interest in emotions and human interaction. The sixth ''Shippuden'' film took this and ran away with it.
* AdvertisedExtra: After his big introduction arc, being brought in as Sasuke's replacement and serving as Danzo's mole, you'd figure Sai would play a large role in the scheme of things? Save for [[ADayInTheLimelight one fight during the most recent arc]] he's been floating in the background.
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]: [[spoiler:One of his latest techniques, named ''Sealing Technique: Stalking Predator Launch'', consists of an animated drawing of a tiger which can attack the enemy and then go back in the drawing ''with him''.]]
** ContainmentField
* ArtInitiatesLife: His ability the Cartoon Beast Mimicry; with it he paints ink creatures to assist him in battles including: [[PantheraAwesome Lions and tigers]] for attacking and sealing, [[GiantFlyer birds]] for transportation and aerial assaults, snakes for binding enemies, [[SwarmOfRats rats]] for tracking and even [[JapaneseMythology The Two Benevolent Kings]] for brute force.
** ArtAttacker: As in the art he brings to life, attacks you.
%% * AuthorAvatar
* BareYourMidriff: A rare male example.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: When Deidara blows up his brother and threatens to do it again and again. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Then he insults Sai's art.]] To say that Sai was pissed is an understatement.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: Like [[IdenticalStranger Sasuke]] before him, Sakura and Ino comment that Sai is quite pretty.
* BrutalHonesty: At first on account of his [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]]. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually]], just out of genuine concern for his friends.
* ButtMonkey: In {{Filler}}, having NoSocialSkills made him good comedy material, sometimes getting beaten for an unsensitive statement.
* TheComicallySerious: Zigzags between this and DeadpanSnarker. He can't fully understand humor due to his emotionless nature and lack of socialization, so it's hard to tell whether he's using BrutalHonesty, is snarking, or is genuinely confused or serious.
* CoolSword: Specializes in long-ranged combat with his ninjutsu but is no slouch in taijutsu and swordfighting.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: His sealing jutsu is this in the anime.
* DeadpanSnarker: His only reaction to Konohamaru's "reverse" version of the Sexy Jutsu? [[TheComicallySerious "Ah. So that's me."]] More deadpan than snarker, other than insulting Naruto a few times early on.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has ''very'' pale skin and is viewed by the others as being disturbing at first.
* EmotionSuppression: Being a member of a special ANBU branch, Sai has undergone a training that removed his emotions. It also left him with NoSocialSkills.
* {{Honorifics}}: Uses them on Naruto and Sakura at first, despite being quite rude to them in most other regards, but drops them when trying to become friends with them.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: His ability to surf on flying ink birds makes him one of the few flyers in the series.
* IdenticalStranger: To Sasuke.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Post-CharacterDevelopment, he tries to become better friends with Naruto and Sakura, but genuinely thinks "ugly" is a good idea for a nickname, and that [[BrutalHonesty people always need to hear the truth.]]
* JackOfAllStats: According to the databook, his skill levels in the various aspects of being a ninja are actually not far from one another. They all range between 3 and 4 (inclusive) out of a maximum score of 5. This makes his skill set ''really'' balanced when compared to the majority of other characters in the franchise.
* {{Jerkass}}: At his beginnings, justified by NoSocialSkills. It progressively fades away with time, but Sai remains the one willing to [[BrutalHonesty bluntly tell the unpleasant truths]].
* MrFanservice: Skimpily dressed and has been acknowledged as being handsome in universe by both Sakura and Ino.
* MoralityPet: In a way, Naruto has become this to Sai. This would explain why he's openly distrustful towards Sasuke.
* MysteriousPast: We only know that he's been in the ANBU for a long time and he's got a dead brother.
* NoSocialSkills: In line with his the emotion suppression he went through, after breaking away from Root's teachings Sai primarily interacts with other and tries to befriend them through literal by the book methods, having been researching ways to make friends.
* OnlyOneName: Technically not his real one, but he prefers going by it.
* OnlySaneMan: On the subject of Sasuke. Having no past relationship with him, he is much more rational about what actions should be taken toward Sasuke than Naruto or Sakura, and is quick to point out when the two are sticking their necks out for him.
* OutOfFocus: After his big introductory arc, in which he became the new official member of Team 7, Sai hasn't had much to do at all. This is even more noticeable in the Anime during filler arcs, where Sai either stands in the background or doesn't appear at all.
* PaperTalisman: He can create paper bombs by the dozen by painting them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Noted for being both good looking and [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette eerie]].
* ReiAyanamiExpy: NoSocialSkills -- check, pale-skinned -- check, MysteriousPast -- check.
%% * TheQuietOne
* RestrainingBolt: Has a seal on his tongue that prevents him from revealing any information about Danzo, [[spoiler:though this disappears after said character's death.]]
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: He can go toe-to-toe with S-Class criminals twice his age but needs a book that tells him how act tactfully and politely. This is explained as part of his training in Root, which kills emotions and empathy.
* SecretKeeper: For an unspecified length of time between his introductory arc and the aftermath of the Pain Arc, Sai knew about how Naruto had feelings for Sakura, but didn't feel as though he could tell her. However, Sai, knowing how hard Naruto was pushing himself for the sake of his promise to Sakura, decided to break his silence.
* SempaiKohai: Considers Kakashi a senpai, as well as a nameless older member of Root.
* SmokeOut: Sai is very skilled with the body flicker technique, having an ink variant.
* StepfordSmiler: Smiles to please those he interacts with despite being emotionless.
* TheStoic: Due to years of of suppressing his emotions Sai is remarkably non-chalant and deadpan for most of his interactions, be they incredibly awkward, intense, or embarrassing.
** NotSoStoic: See BerserkButton. There's also the part where Sasuke, in their first meeting, gives him a DeathGlare that proves terrifying even for Sai.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TookALevelInKindness
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Sakura for having Naruto promise to bring back Sasuke and expecting him to keep working at it when it's rather obvious Naruto loves her. He compares the binding of this promise to his own abuse at the hands of Root/Danzo.
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[[folder:Yamato]]
-->''I like being nice and friendly, but I don't have any problems with ruling by fear either.''

->Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP), Creator/TroyBaker (EN, episodes 34-229), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN, episodes 230+), Francisco Javier Martínez (Spain)
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Real Name: Tenzou

A member of ANBU, and one of Kakashi's juniors, he is made the temporary Captain of Team 7 while Kakashi recovers in the hospital. As he serves as more of a unit leader than a mentor, Naruto and Sakura call him "taichou"("Captain" or "Commander" in the English manga) instead of "sensei". The name "Yamato" (which means "spear") is actually a codename given to him by Tsunade; his real name is Tenzou. He very much prefers to be called Yamato.

As a child, Yamato was one of sixty infants that Orochimaru injected with the DNA of the First Hokage, trying to replicate the First's unique abilities. Fifty-nine died, and Orochimaru was forced to flee the village before learning that one subject -- Yamato -- had survived. As a result, Yamato can use the First Hokage's Wood Style jutsu, although not with the First's level of ability.

Yamato is a friendly, easygoing person. He prefers diplomacy over using threats when it comes to running his team, but he's not afraid to scare Naruto into doing what he wants. He notes that he's less indulgent than Kakashi is, and says that Naruto and Sakura should not be treated as ninjas in training who need protection, but as ninjas who will eventually have to support Konoha. It's revealed that he was selected as Captain for more than his Wood Style abilities -- he is the only person in the village capable of using Enclosed Hermitage: Return to Society, which, in turn, is the only technique strong enough to contain Naruto's four-tailed Fox state. He later helps Naruto with his training, helping to prevent the fox's chakra from becoming dominant.
->His hobby is reading books about architecture.
->Favorite phrase: "Knocking on a stone bridge before crossing it"

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* TheArtifact: Started off as Kakashi's substitute as leader of Team 7 and the genetic clone of the first, allowing him to keep the Kyuubi in check. When Kakashi returns to active duty, Yamato's role get demoted to Kakashi's assistant in training Naruto. And then Naruto got full control over Kyuubi's chakra, making Yamato's function completely redundant. [[spoiler:As a result, he is immediately kidnapped.]]
* ButtMonkey: Kakashi tends to comically take advantage of him for little things like paying for meals while Naruto's recklessness is often played against his caution.
** Try in Storm 3, where Naruto has raised his fist to him not once, but twice, and this lack of respect actually makes Yamato want to cry.
** TheChewToy: In the spin-off ''Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth'', he is reduced to be a TheSpeechless LivingProp.
* TheCaptain: A temporary replacement for Kakashi, his true role is actually to look after Naruto.
* ChildProdigy: Ties with Kakashi with being the youngest Chunin at 6.
* CombinationAttack: Has one with Naruto which combines his Water Style Tearing Torrent with Naruto's Wind Style Ransengan.
* TheComicallySerious: Most of the interaction between Bee & Naruto leaves him speechless.
* DeathGlare : His "ghoul eyes," although only Naruto seems to be scared by it.
* DemotedToExtra: Yamato's role and role has gotten smaller to the point [[spoiler: Where he got PutOnABus during the 4th World War and has not been mentioned since.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath[=/=]FridgeHorror : So Yamato was abducted as a child and experimented upon by a creepy snake-themed MadScientist. He survives, goes on to become a fairly well-adjusted adult, only to be ultimately abducted yet again by another creepy snake-themed MadScientist (the protege of the first one, no less!). Oh and then it is strongly implied that after having vital information [[MindRape forcibly]] [[TruthSerum extracted]] from him, he will be used for endless experimentation again. Disturbing much?]]
* GreenThumb: His use of the wood techniques, which also require him to be able to control [[MakingASplash water]] and [[DishingOutDirt earth]] as well.
* MeaningfulName: Yamato may be named after Yamato Takeru, a legendary prince believed to be the first ninja. Tenzou means "heavenly creation" and refers to things created by nature, which fits with his wood powers.
* SatelliteCharacter: Yamato was brought in as the substitute team leader of Team 7, was kidnapped as baby by Orochimaru and had his DNA manipulated to the point where he's the genetic clone of the First Hokage, and was a member of Anbu with Kakashi. On paper, all of that sounds like a lot of potential for a character. In reality, Yamato ended up being relegated to being Kakashi's assistant in training Naruto and being the ButtMonkey.
* SempaiKohai: Kakashi is his senpai, and he once brings up this fact when trying to get him to pay for a meal.
%% * TheSmartGuy
* SternTeacher: Contrasts his approach with Kakashi's on a few occasions, such as threatening to throw Naruto, Sakura and Sai in a cage together unless they start working better as a team, and saying that if an injured Naruto is unable to keep up with them, they could leave him behind.
* TheStoic: Typically calm and levelheaded, although he can be disturbed by shocking developments.
* StraightMan: Towards Naruto and Bee's shenanigans.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: He was the only child to accept and survive the First Hokage's cells in Orochimaru's experiments and the only one who can use his highly coveted Wood Style jutsu. [[spoiler: That is until Danzo and Zetsu are introduced anyway.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just like Anko, Yamato got incapacitated early into the war and isn't heard from in quite some time. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that one of the Zetsu clones bonded to him as a power source, explaining how it was capable of creating such impressive wood constructs.]]
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** [[spoiler: In 4th tail form, he creates a cyclone with a fling of its claw]].

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** [[spoiler: In 4th tail form, After gaining all nine Tailed Beasts inside him, he creates a cyclone with a fling of its claw]].can use both Kurama's and Shukaku's wind techniques]].



** [[spoiler: His new HealingHands have limits though. He was unable to completely restore Obito, with Sakura explicitly saying Obito was still dying despite his best efforts, and he was unable to save Obito from Kaguya's Ash-Killing Bone technique.]]

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** [[spoiler: His new HealingHands have limits though. He was unable to completely restore Obito, with Sakura explicitly saying Obito was still dying despite his best efforts, and he was unable to save Obito from Kaguya's Ash-Killing Bone technique. Which means its possible Guy will still succumb to his wounds from the Eighth Gate.]]



** [[spoiler: Naruto is the same height as his father now, whose nearly six feet tall.]]

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** [[spoiler: Naruto is the same height as his father now, whose nearly six will get another growth spurt for The Last, reaching a solid 5 feet tall.7 inches.]]


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** [[spoiler: According to Kiba, he's insecure around Hinata too, hence why he always puts on a cool act around her.]]


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** [[spoiler: While Sasuke is the 'Team Leader' after Mugen Tsukuyomi, Naruto is making the plans and strategies against Kaguya, all of which have been successful.]]


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** [[spoiler: Inverted with Sakura, Obito, and Kakashi. Despite deeming them useless, Sakura and Obito ''save his ass'' when Kaguya traps him in the desert dimension. And thanks to Obito, Kakashi awakens the Sharingan in ''both eyes'' and saves Sakura from Kaguya by manifesting Perfect Susano'o, leaving Sasuke speechless.]]


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** [[spoiler: Now he is the last of his kind. Obito, Itachi, and Madara are all dead.]]
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* WorldsStrongestMan: A number of people have attributed this to him. He's been claimed to have surpassed the Fourth several times over and [[spoiler: Tobirama directly compares Naruto to Hashirama upon witnessing his mastery of Sage Mode, and later admits that Naruto may eventually become a greater Hokage than his brother was. After obtaining the power of Asura, Kakashi states he surpassed all Hokage]].

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* WorldsStrongestMan: A number of people have attributed this to him. He's been claimed to have surpassed the Fourth several times over and [[spoiler: Tobirama directly compares Naruto to Hashirama upon witnessing his mastery of Sage Mode, and later admits that Naruto may eventually become a greater Hokage than his brother was. After obtaining the power of Asura, Rikudo Senjutsu, Kakashi states he surpassed all Hokage]].Hokage and is matching and overwhelming [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Kaguya Otutsuki]] blow for blow]].



** [[spoiler:After they both gain Hagoromo's power, Sasuke still ends up with the shorter stick, his power boost having mostly enhanced abilities he already had, while Naruto got several new powers out of the deal. To his credit, Sasuke does realize as much, mostly playing decoy to give Naruto openings to attack.]]

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** [[spoiler:After they both gain Hagoromo's power, Sasuke still ends up with the shorter stick, his power boost having mostly enhanced abilities he already had, had and giving him a more much powerful Perfect Susano'o, Rinnegan, and Rinnegan Teleportation, while Naruto got several new powers out of the deal. deal due to now having all nine Biju sealed inside him and mastering Senjutsu previously. To his credit, Sasuke does realize as much, mostly playing decoy to give Naruto openings to attack.attack, expressing only frustration when their plans fail to get Kaguya sealed.]]
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** [[spoiler: And this still doesn't change after they both gain Hagoromo's power. Sasuke can barely do anything against Kaguya Otutsuki while Naruto has been fighting her, even winning while still holding back.]]

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** [[spoiler: And this still doesn't change after [[spoiler:After they both gain Hagoromo's power. power, Sasuke can barely do anything against Kaguya Otutsuki still ends up with the shorter stick, his power boost having mostly enhanced abilities he already had, while Naruto has been fighting her, even winning while still holding back.got several new powers out of the deal. To his credit, Sasuke does realize as much, mostly playing decoy to give Naruto openings to attack.]]
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** InstantArmor: [[spoiler: Due to Obito passing on his chakra and Sharingan, Kakashi gains the Susano'o, and can manifest it as Perfect!]]
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** [[spoiler: And again in comparison to Naruto during the fight against Juubi Jin Obito. After it became clear that Naruto had pretty much surpassed him and was currently one of only two people (the other being a zombie) that can actually hurt Obito, Sasuke watched on, silently surprised by Naruto's progress. Even after Sasuke realizes that he could use Jugo to augment his techniques so they work on Obito, he was still relying on both Naruto's power and Jugo's power to stay in the game, while Naruto is that powerful "all by himself".]]

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** [[spoiler: And again in comparison to Naruto during the fight against Juubi Jin Obito. After it became clear that Naruto had pretty much surpassed him and was currently one of only two people (the other being a zombie) that can actually hurt Obito, Sasuke watched on, silently surprised by Naruto's progress. Even after Sasuke realizes that he could use Jugo to augment his techniques so they work on Obito, he was still relying on both Naruto's power and Jugo's power to stay in the game, while Naruto is that powerful "all ''all by himself".himself''.]]
** [[spoiler: And this still doesn't change after they both gain Hagoromo's power. Sasuke can barely do anything against Kaguya Otutsuki while Naruto has been fighting her, even winning while still holding back.
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* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] and then later the Magenkyou Sharingan. It grants him the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]...

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* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] and then later the Magenkyou Sharingan. It grants him the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]... [[spoiler: later loses it to Madara and has his original eye restored in its socket by Naruto, but then gets upgraded to a complete set of Sharingan implanted in his own eyes, courtesy of Obitio's spirit.]]


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** EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Perfect Susanoo, by far his strongest ability of them all.]]
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