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The Akatsuki ("sunrise" or "daybreak" [[note]]Or broken down further, "Aka" and "Tsuki" taken as two words can be translated as "red moon"[[/note]]) is a criminal organization consisting of no more than ten [[RandomPowerRanking S-ranked]] criminal ninja. (Orochimaru was once a member, but defected before the series started. He was never replaced, so the organization has nine members for the series proper.) They all seem to have their own agendas, but the primary group's goal is to TakeOverTheWorld by seeking the nine Tailed Beasts [[spoiler:Or is it? Turns out the true purpose of collecting the Tailed Beasts is so that Pain can make a FantasticNuke...Or is it? Turns out that the REALLY true purpose of collecting the Tailed Beasts is so that Tobi can use a genjutsu on the entire world. OR IS I...yeah we'll stop now]]. They work in pairs, with each partner's abilities and temperment complementing the other's. Their signature costume is a dark robe adorned with stylized red clouds, as well as broad-brimmed hats that they discard when discovered. They also wear their original shinobi headbands, but with a deep scratch across the emblem.

They mostly appear in ''Shippuden'' -- only Itachi, Kisame, and Zetsu appeared in the [[{{Naruto}} original series]] at all while the rest appear in silhouettes, and in Zetsu's case it was merely a cameo. They become more active in the second series as their plan to capture and seal the Tailed Beasts begins to move forward in earnest.

''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]]
!!The organization as a whole provide examples of...
* {{Badass}}: Required for membership.
** BadassLongcoat: Their standard uniform.
** BlackCloak: With Red Clouds.
** HighCollarOfDoom
* BattleStrip: Once any of them come to their fight's climax, they remove their robe, willfully or from ClothingDamage. [[spoiler:Every single Akatsuki member to do so has died, save for Konan, who died without stripping (for some odd reason).]]
* BackFromTheDead : The revived akatsuki members: Deidara, Sasori, Kakuzu, Itachi, and Nagato/Pain.
* BigBad: Of Part II and the main antagonistic force of the entire series.
* BiggerBad: Of Part I.
** [[spoiler:Also they have a BiggerBad in Madara, the real leader of the group is working for him]]/
* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: [[spoiler:Deidara, Sasori and Kakuzu.]]
%% Don't add FiveBadBand. It does NOT apply.
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulName]]: [[spoiler:If you read the name as ''[[AssimilationPlot Red Moon]]''.]]
* NiceHat: They are worn during travel.
* OrderVsChaos: The Order to Orochimaru & The Hidden Sound Village's Chaos.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: All of the members.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Subverted- this is what they tell the new guys the plan is. The higher ups have [[DragonWithAnAgenda conflicting]] other ideas about what the organization is planning.
* RingOfPower: Each member has one, its implied they are required to be able to seal the Tailed Beast's into the King Of Hell Statue.
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad
** EvilDuo: They operate in them.
** OddlySmallOrganization
** QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Some members.
* SuperpowerLottery: Most of them.
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[[folder:Tobi/[[spoiler:Rin Inazuka]]]]
-->''[[MemeticMutation "Tobi is a good boy!"]]'' ([[BeamMeUpScotty Zetsu]])

-->''[[spoiler:"I'm no one. I don't want to be anyone, all I care about is completing the Moon's Eye plan."]]''

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[[quoteright:129:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kamen_no_Rinne_1100.jpg[[/labelnote]] to see him during the [[spoiler:Fourth Great Shinobi War]] arc.]]
->Voiced by: Creator/WataruTakagi (JP, goofy Tobi), Creator/NaoyaUchida (JP, serious Tobi), Michael Yurchak (EN, goofy Tobi), Neil Kaplan (EN, serious Tobi), Alex Saudinós (Spain), Creator/NolanNorth (EN, serious Tobi, ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2'')

[[spoiler:The leader of Akatsuki and main antagonist of the series.]]

[[spoiler:Prior to the start of the series, Tobi [[UnreliableNarrator claims to have masterminded]] several key events, several of which were done by the real Madara: bestowing the Rinnegan to Nagato; pushing for Yahiko to found the Akatsuki; and taking control of Yagura, the Fourth Mizukage and jinchuriki of the Three-Tailed Beast. Twelve years before the start of the series Tobi attacked Konoha and unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox from its jinchuriki, Kushina Uzumaki, indirectly causing her death and that of her husband Minato Namikaze. Eight years later he assisted Itachi in slaughtering the Uchiha clan, and at some point met with Danzo.]]

In the present, Tobi was introduced as Zetsu's underling and a replacement partner for Deidara after Sasori's death. He was a zany comic relief JokeCharacter, being constantly beaten up by Deidara, but possessed [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] and constantly wore an [[CoolMask orange, spiral-patterned mask]]. He was seemingly killed when Deidara committed suicide, [[spoiler:but came BackFromTheDead claiming to be [[DeadPersonImpersonation Madara Uchiha]]. He subsequently dropped the goofy facade and revealed Itachi's true motives to Sasuke, further driving him down the path of revenge. He enlisted Taka as Akatsuki associates, and revealed the existence of the Sage of the Six Paths to Naruto before declaring war on the entire Ninja World. To this end, he created an army of White Zetsus, used Hashirama's DNA to create his version of Izanagi, reluctantly allied himself with Kabuto, killed Konan in a fight, stole the Rinnegan, revived the Jinchuriki to serve as his Six Paths of Pain, and is attempting to resurrect the [[EldritchAbomination Ten Tailed Beast]] in order to become its jinchuriki and take over the world by [[MassHypnosis hypnotizing everyone]]. At present, he's currently in a fight against Bee, Kakashi, Gai and Naruto]].

In addition, as Kabuto indirectly revealed, Tobi [[spoiler:'''is not the real Madara''']]. Chapter 599 [[spoiler:has revealed that he is, in fact, a she, with that she being '''''Rin Inuzuka''''']].

Tobi [[spoiler:is also the main antagonist of Naruto Shippuden Movie 6.]]
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* [[spoiler:ActionGirl]]: [[spoiler:She's probably the most badass girl in the series, even beating out Tsunade.]]
* AffablyEvil: Polite, patient, easy going, pretty laid-back and an excellent boss to have, but never [[BerserkButton betray him]] or he will make you regret it.
* [[spoiler:AlienBlood]]: [[spoiler:We've seen blood in this series. Whatever it is that comes out when he cuts off his arm, it's ''not '' human blood]].
* [[spoiler:AppendageAssimilation]]: [[spoiler:It seems Tobi can swap out arms (and it's implied ''eyes '' as well) as needed]].
* [[spoiler:APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Was this to Minato, who she ends up causing the death of.]]
* [[spoiler:AssimilationPlot]]: [[spoiler:His main goal. Kishimoto may have got the idea from his brother]].
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BadassBoast]]: [[spoiler:"... If you want to see what's under my mask... '''You're gonna have to work for it. Eight-Tails... Nine-Tails... I will capture you both... ''And complete the Moon's Eye!'''''"]]
* BeamMeUpScotty: He never actually said [[MemeticMutation "Tobi is a good boy!"]]. It was Zetsu who said it ''about'' him. Also, nobody ever said that [[spoiler:he or the Mist village under him had it out for Bloodline users- the Kaguya clan were wiped out in self-defence when they ''attacked'' the Mist, and Haku's clan were killed by ordinary people who didn't want the Mist getting their hands on them as this might start another war. In fact, the current Mizukage is a Bloodline user twice over, and she lived through his reign.]]
* [[spoiler:BarrierWarrior]]: His usage of [[spoiler:Uchiha Keanjin (''Uchiha Flame Battle Trap'') makes him one. Doubles as PlayingWithFire.]]
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:He chose alternatively to be [[DeadPersonImpersonation Madara Uchiha]] or a faceless "no one", presumably to forget about his past. This probably made it a lot easier for the former idealist to commit atrocities.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Easily the most involved antagonist in the series, from Kurama's attack on Konoha to the Fourth Shinobi World War. ]]
** [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate: Kabuto forced Tobi into an alliance by blackmailing him with Madara's body, but now that he's blown Tobi's cover, Kabuto's lost his hold over Akatsuki. He is also this with Madara.]]
** [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: Alternatively competed with Orochimaru over it, before taking the reins once the Uchiha brothers threw Orochimaru under the bus.]]
** [[spoiler:BiggerBad: of Part 1 possibly if the manga expands this information through flashbacks]]
** [[spoiler:TheHeavy: ''Nothing'' would've been the same without this guy in Naruto's life.]]
*** [[spoiler:Neither in Kakashi's life, now that this guy is revealed to be ''Rin.'']]
* BlatantLies: [[spoiler:[[AskAStupidQuestion "I didn't unleash the Nine-Tails on Konoha]], [[SarcasmMode it was a natural disaster."]] ]]
** Averted with [[spoiler:him not actually being Madara.]] The lie was anything but blatant, with [[spoiler:several characters, splash pages, and anime credits all calling him Madara]], causing everyone, including most fans, [[WhamEpisode to be more than baffled when they find out]]. The only hint something was off was [[spoiler:the author's suspicious insistance on keeping hiding his face....along the fact Zetsu kept calling him Tobi.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: Kakashi mourned the loss of Rin, and spent much time angsting at Obito's grave about how he failed to protect her.]] [[spoiler:[[SarcasmMode Obviously this was time well spent...]]]]
* ChainPain: Used a pair of chains on his wrists in his fight with [[spoiler:Minato]] which combined with his intangibility to be pretty deadly.
** Also uses [[spoiler:chakra chains to control the Tailed Beasts.]]
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler:CombatMedic: Before becoming Tobi, Rin was a medical ninja.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: Seriously, there has been 4 times already that he could have easily abducted Naruto (not to mention many others offscreen with his powers) and avoid the entire [[spoiler:4 World War]] thing in the first place. The only reason seems to be that it would go against the plan and would not [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim be fair]].
** [[spoiler:He claims however that he wants Naruto to fight Sasuke, that he even ''needs'' it. Quite a lot of his plan seems to be to set that ultimate battle up, for whatever mysterious end]].
* [[spoiler:TheCorrupter]]
* [[spoiler:{{Crossdresser}}]]: [[spoiler:"He" is actual a she. Nobody saw that coming.]]
* [[spoiler:CrossdressingVoices: She has quite a deep, manly voice, wouldn't you say?]]
* DarkChick: Of Akatsuki. [[spoiler:It's funny because Tobi is a girl.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation: In spite of what he would like everyone, perhaps even himself to believe, he is [[WhamEpisode NOT the original Madara Uchiha.]]]]
** [[spoiler:The fact that she actually ''is'' supposed to be a dead person makes it more complicated.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He has a tendency to make blunt, rude, and disrespectful comments to everyone around him.
* [[spoiler:DesignatedGirlFight: Faces off against Konan before the Shinobi War arc.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Even if he isn't Madara, you can't deny that he is extremely patient. He seems very old and to have been in the game for a very long time]].
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Obito's death was this for her. Although she doesn't seem to care anymore.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: A nice contrast to [[EvilOverlord Orochimaru]].
* DiscardAndDraw: [[spoiler:Sacrificed one Sharingan eye and replaced it with a much more powerful Rinnegan-eye.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Has been shown to have at least "Earth" for his chakra nature.
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask: Naruto finally manages to shatter his mask by exploiting a weakness in his defenses.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDragon]]: [[spoiler:To Madara. Probably.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is repulsed by [[spoiler:Kabuto's Edo Tensei spell]], though this may more or less be because [[spoiler:a large part of his plan hinged on the world believing he was Madara Uchiha and immortal. Proving he was actually dead would have probably forced him into using a backup plan]].
* [[spoiler:EvilCounterpart]]: [[spoiler:Her childhood was similar to Sakura's.]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Subverted in that he originally kept the same outfit after [[spoiler:being revealed as the BigBad]]. Played straight when he replaces his old mask with [[spoiler:one that resembles the Ten-Tailed Beast's single eye. Also, he now wears the same robes and holds the same giant "fan" that Madara Uchiha wore in the latter flashbacks, as opposed to his old Akatsuki uniform]].
* [[spoiler:EvilFormerFriend]]
* EvilGenius
* EvilSoundsDeep
* TheFaceless: We've only been able to see a small part of his right eye and there are numerous wrinkles around it. He probably does look very aged. Or tired. [[spoiler:Chapter 599 finally shows us the face. Wow.]]
* [[spoiler:FallenHero]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the fight between Deidara and Sasuke, he acts all goofy as usual [[spoiler:until he gets away from the fight and mentally explains Deidara's C4 technique in all its details for the readers]]. It's the first clear hint of his ObfuscatingStupidity.
** There's also a case of foreshadowing by ''absence.'' [[spoiler:He is never shown using the Mangekyou Sharingan, presumably because his eye doesn't have [[ExoticEyeDesigns Madara's distinctive design]], which in retrospect, was probably the strongest clue that he isn't actually Madara....along the fact Zetsu kept calling him Tobi even after he started to claim he was Madara.]]
* [[spoiler:FreudianExcuse: Obito's death made her into the AssimilationPlot obsessed maniac she is today]].
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Rin was a joke who got kidnapped easily. Tobi, conversely, is a Kage level threat who can take on Naruto, B, Kakashi, and Guy all at once]].
* [[spoiler:FusionDance]]: [[spoiler:With Memna in Road To Ninja.]]
* HalfTruth: It's pretty obvious he's withholding more than he's claiming.
* HannibalLecture: Several, but the most devastating must be the one he gives to Kakashi, [[spoiler:about how he wants to create a world where "heroes don't stand over graves apologizing for their failures".]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Implied. Can warp people into a PocketDimension, has survived far too many things that would've killed anyone else, is abnormally old-aged, knows facts that others claim as myths, his creases look like ''scales'', half of his face is blackened out like a silhouette, his blood [[spoiler:is a mix of ''human flesh'' and ''plant matter'']], and he [[spoiler:integrated entire bloodlines]] into his body like it was Lego.
* TheInfiltration: A very odd inversion. He seems to have made up an alias (and alternate personality to boot) and infiltrated ''his own organization'' for, as far as we know, no particular reason.
* ItAmusedMe: We really have no other way to explain why he decided to [[spoiler:impersonate Madara like that]], along with his usual goofyness that's in a sharp contrast to his usual demeanour. Which also explains the entire Tobi + Deidara partnership, where Tobi is provoking Deidara.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Seems to be leaning towards this as well.
* JapanesePronouns: Used ''boku'' in his debut, but [[spoiler:once he dropped the act and became a more serious villain he started to use ''ore''. Both are masculine pronouns, but ''ore'' has the implications of sounding more "mature" and "manly" compared to the boyish ''boku'']].
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: It's like crack to him. Although apparently, explaining his plan to everyone ''was'' part of his plan...
* {{Keet}}: Usually whenever he's around Deidara. He later drops the act.
* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler:Deliberately tries to invoke this, presumably to forget his past.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: The reason she's doing all this? Obito died. Although she doesn't blame Kakashi since it's implied WarIsHell in general for her.]]
* MadeOfDiamond: [[spoiler:After Minato both shreds him with a Rasengan and stabs him in the gut, Tobi is still standing, and even casually chats for a bit]].
** [[spoiler:His new mask based on the Ten Tails' eye could also count. When Naruto and Tobi ran into each other (literally) during the war, Naruto headbutted it while in the Nine Tails Chakra Mode. It didn't even make a dent.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: [[spoiler:He was the real leader of Akatsuki]], and [[spoiler:controlled the Fourth Mizukage for years]].
* ManipulativeBastard: He may tell you the horrible truth, including his role in it, and ''still'' bend you to his will.
* MaskPower: He's had quite a few masks, usually with a single eye-hole. [[spoiler:His latest one is stylized like the Jyuubi's eye]].
** MalevolentMaskedMan
** WhiteMaskOfDoom: His latest
* MoreThanMindControl: A master of this.
-->'''Tobi:''' To control people's heart, you have to use the darkness within them. [[spoiler:Nagato]] was just too easily influenced.
* MrExposition: '''[[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive HE IS AN ENDLESS BARREL OF EXPOSITION]]'''.
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:"This world is completely worthless...there is nothing left in it but misery."]]
** [[spoiler:Expanded on later-he thinks he is living in a CrapsackWorld [[VillainHasAPoint (with a fair amount of justification, it must be said)]] and resents how ThisIsReality is in effect with regards to heroes, ie. that very often heroes actually ''fail''. As such, he thinks the only place heroes and dreams can truly exist is in a dream world, and he intends to create just that, even if he has to enact an AssimilationPlot to do it.]]
* NighInvulnerability:
** IntangibleMan: [[spoiler:Assumed to be this, but subverted. It's actually part of the [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation technique]] related to Kamui, derived from one of Obito's eyes. The Sharingan is actually ''his eye'', making it clear who he actually is.]] [[spoiler:Or not, considering that Tobi is '''''Rin'''''.]]
** SpareBodyParts: can easily replace body parts lost in battle.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Anywhere between [[spoiler:Sasuke (unintentionally) setting him ablaze with the Amaterasu that Itachi sealed inside him, Konan's attempt to kill him with 600 billion explosive tags (which technically ''worked''), etc.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Initially seems like a somewhat goofy member of Akatsuki, but fans knew something was up when a sword slash passes right through him and he survives a massive explosion.[[spoiler:In his true persona he is an extremely ruthless, competent and determined enemy.]]
* NotSoSmallRole: Seemed like a comic relief type of guy and a TokenGoodTeammate in Akatsuki, but even then, there was something off about him from the start. [[spoiler:This can apply to her true identity, as well.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's unknown why he made himself act like a goofball if half of Akatsuki's already [[spoiler:bought into his impersonation of Madara]]. It's probable he simply enjoys playing [[http://www.mangareader.net/93-57323-15/naruto/chapter-509.html silly]].
-->'''Tobi:''' ''[[TakingYouWithMe I ended up saving you too]]... I believe a "thank you" is in order.''\\
'''[[spoiler:Konan]]: [[TheComicallySerious......]]
* OhCrap: Inverted, and it's like meth to him. He seems to delight in messing with peoples mind in the most [[TroubleEntendre funny way possible]] [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangareader.net/93-57473-8/naruto/chapter-510.html just ask Konan]] ]]
** Still, he's susceptible to it himself. [[spoiler:After all, apparently Kabuto has known all along that ''this'' Madara...isn't the real one. He finally reveals that to the world by summoning the original Madara to the battlefield with Edo Tensei. The mere existence of this knowledge scared Tobi into letting Kabuto join up]].
** Definitely has this when [[spoiler:Itachi's release of Edo Tensei has taken away his Six Paths Technique. Time will tell if it lasts though.]]
** And now that in chapter 598 [[spoiler:Naruto manages to DESTROY HIS MASK]], the only words he manages to utter in his head seem to be "You bastard!" and "Shit!".
* OneManArmy: See PowerParasite.
* TheOtherDarrin: Even professional seiyuu cannot handle the discrepancy between his two characters apparently. Creator/NaoyaUchida had to replace Creator/WataruTakagi when Tobi dropped his act in the anime. Serious!Tobi had ''three'' voice actors in English.
** Averted in the Italian dub, where Diego Sabre ([[HeyItsThatVoice famous for having voiced Yamcha in Dragon Ball]]) voices both silly Tobi and serious Tobi. He simply drops quite a few octaves.
* PaperFanOfDoom: [[spoiler:He carries a large and apparently quite heavy fan which turns out to be the same one Madara used in his time]].
* [[spoiler:PlayingWithFire]]: [[spoiler:Finally uses an Uchiha fire technique in chapter 596.]]
** [[spoiler:The Ultimate Ninja Storm games already showcased Fire Release techniques from Tobi.]]
* PowerParasite: UpToEleven. Just by [[spoiler:stealing the Rinnegan from Nagato, Tobi's gained the Six Paths of Pain (whom he's replaced with the six deceased Jinchuriki) and controls the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Furthermore, in addition to his own Sharingan, he's obtained Uchiha and Senju DNA, allowing him access to Izanagi]].
* PragmaticVillainy: One of the few in the series. He's extremely good about avoiding pointless and/or unnecessarily risky fights. In addition he's fairly nice to his subordinates (as long as they don't betray him) and will help them out when they're in a jam. Not so much because he particularly cares about them, but because he values loyalty and there's simply no advantage in having your subordinates hate you. It's also notable that he seldom tries to force anyone to do anything and usually just talks people into doing what he wants. Doesn't prevent him from ComplexityAddiction though.
** Also quite ruthless and fond of [[{{Irony}} taking hostages, threatening children]], and ObfuscatingStupidity.
** Although there wasn't really any reason for him to tell the Kages his [[AssimilationPlot Moon's Eye Plan]] [[spoiler:or claim to be Madara]]- some of them might have decided to remain neutral if he hadn't. At least, as far as we know.
* [[spoiler:RealityWarper]]: [[spoiler:He can use the jutsu Izanagi. Apparently, his is a more complete (read: longer lasting) variant than Danzo's]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Konan, after she [[spoiler:turns on him for Naruto and decides to kill him, fighting for the new hope.]]
-->'''Tobi:''' [[spoiler:''There is no peace! There can be no hope! Nagato only believed in Naruto to try to comfort his own pitiful existence!'']]\\
'''Tobi:''' ''[[TalkToTheFist You called me the Darkness, didn't you?]] [[spoiler:[[ToThePain Then I will make you wilt]]. [[MindRape I will take your little rainbow bridge and its seven colors and plunge it all into darkness!]]]]''.
* RedHerring: There were theories and degrees of evidence that he was everyone from Danzou to Obito and several others. Eventually he was revealed to be [[spoiler:Uchiha Madara]], but even then about half the fandom argued that this was yet another ruse.[[spoiler:They were right, but it's a testament to the writing that so many disagreed or couldn't decide either way. Tobi himself claims to be "no one" and that he doesn't care about his own identity, but he does seem to care about concealing his face...]]
* RealityEnsues: His main motivation for ''everything''.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's ''not'' Madara Uchiha. He's actually Rin Inazuka.]]
* SempaiKohai: Considers himself the kohai of Deidara and Kisame. [[spoiler:Even though he's really the sempai.]]
* SpaceMaster
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[RunningGag Its like cocaine to him]]. Massively screws up Itachi's postmortem plans for Sasuke by telling him [[AwfulTruth things]] he was [[GoMadFromTheRevelation probably better off not knowing]].
* SuperStrength: He snapped an arm off of its shoulder ''with just the grip of his fingers'', and blocked a giant ass sword ''with his forearm''.
* [[spoiler:SweetPollyOliver]]
* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler:The same age as Kakashi, which means she was in her teens when she first attacked Konoha.]]
* {{Teleportation}}: He can teleport himself anywhere he wants, and can teleport others into an alternate dimension that seems to exist within his Sharingan.
* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead]]: [[spoiler:Even after her true identity as Rin is revealed she still claims that she's "No One."]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass]]: [[spoiler:From a medic ninja to an utter badass...]]
* TricksterArchetype: Likes to act like this.
* UltimateEvil
* TheUnfettered: Whatever his goals are, he ''will not back down'' from obtaining them no matter how terrible the price. [[spoiler:Even if she has to murder her closest friends.]]
* UnreliableExpositor: He delivers ''a lot'' of exposition, and quite a bit of it is suspect. [[spoiler:Especially when it comes to himself and his motives, what with him not actually being Madara.]]
* [[spoiler:UsedToBeASweetKid: Did she ever.]]
* [[spoiler:UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans]]: Either played straight or Subverted. He claims at one point that this is his goal, but when Naruto accuses him of really just wanting power, he laughs and says that Naruto is probably right. So either he [[GracefulLoser was laughing that Naruto caught him in a lie]] or [[SarcasmMode was mocking Naruto's accusations]]. Only time will tell.
* VillainsNeverLie: Played straight most of the time, the rest it depends in how the Manga evolves.
* '''WalkingSpoiler''': Comes in many layers.
** [[spoiler:He's Madara Uchiha.]]
** [[spoiler:He's behind the Kyubi attack.]]
** [[spoiler:He's behind Akatsuki.]]
** [[spoiler:He's ''not Madara Uchiha!'']]
** [[spoiler:[[labelnote:MAJOR SPOILERS!!!]]Tobi is '''Rin Inazuka!!'''[[/labelnote]]]]
* WeakButSkilled: He was deemed by Itachi as a "shadow of his former self" (albeit Itachi was under the impression Tobi was the real [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha]]). He has been shown only to posses above average strength, intangibility and teletransportation that compared to the caliber of Akatsuki, Taka and the (past and present) Kages makes him a complete wimp. But he is also the man that [[ManipulativeBastard used]] both [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Pain]] and [[TheAce Itachi]] [[MoreThanMindControl like puppets]] and deemed so dangerous that the 5 Greatest Ninja Villages decided to unite for the first time in History to face him]].
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: If he is truthful about the plan. The end of the War arc increasingly hints that he is, though.
** He's called out on this as being nothing more than an egomaniac using this as an excuse. His response? To laugh and say the accusation is exactly right.
* XanatosSpeedChess [=/=]GambitRoulette: While at first sight it would look like he planned everything that has happened in the series, he is in fact very accomplished in cutting his losses and creating new plans out of his ass as the situation demands. Hell, around 5% of the things happening now were in his plans and he is still at the top of the game.
** He ''was'' fairly miffed about Kabuto bringing [[spoiler:the real Madara Uchiha]] onto the battlefield, as it forced him to drop his [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation]] gambit, and even more miffed when [[spoiler:Itachi ended Edo Tensei and he lost the jinchuriki]]. But apparently he had back-up plans for that anyway.
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}]]: [[spoiler:She wants to destroy reality because Obito died. Maybe.]]
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[[folder:[[color:green:Zetsu]]]]
-->"''[[ImAHumanitarian Seems palatable...]]''"

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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Michael Sorich and Creator/BrianBeacock (EN, original), TravisWillingham (EN, current)

Zetsu is a strange plant-like being [[spoiler:created from the First Hokage's DNA]] that serves as Akatsuiki's spy, lookout, and [[IAmAHumanitarian corpse disposal]]. He possesses LiteralSplitPersonalities that talk to each other, and was the only Akatsuki member who is never shown with a partner, because he can be his own partner. He can perfectly blend into the background (sometimes by use of a Venus flytrap thing). He is capable of recording events, such as Naruto and Sasuke's fight at the Valley of the End and [[spoiler:Sasuke and Itachi's final battle]], for others to view.

[[spoiler:Zetsu knows Tobi's identity and status as the true leader of Akatsuki, and thus works closely with him. He showed ability to split his two sides apart, and had his white side lead Sasuke to the Kage summit while the black side stayed behind with Tobi. The white half interrupted meeting and revealed that Sasuke was in the building, after which the Raikage strangled him until he lost consciousness]].

[[spoiler:White Zetsu managed to escape the summit and healed the wounds Sasuke had received in his battles with Danzo, Kakashi and Naruto. Both halves appeared to be looking for Kisame's dead body, only to reveal that the body was just a White Zetsu clone, which was created so Kisame could infiltrate Kumogakure. During the Fourth Great Shinobi World War, Zetsu is the main source of Tobi's army. It is eventually discovered by Sakura that White Zetsu was created using the 1st Hokage's DNA. Black Zetsu was defeated by the Kages while attempting to assassinate the daimyo, while White Zetsu was killed by Sasuke Uchiha in order to test out his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.]]
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* [[spoiler:BlatantLies: "[[MemeticMutation Tobi is a good boy!]]"]]
* [[spoiler:TheDragon]]: [[spoiler:To Tobi. He appears to have been working with Tobi much longer than most of Akatsuki. Ironic, given Tobi's first appearance made him look like Zetsu's underling but possibly to cover him and also CoDragons with Pain and Kisame before their deaths]].
* EnigmaticMinion: Nobody really knows what his deal is, but from what we've seen, he may be one of the few that knows the truth about [[spoiler:Tobi]].
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Looks like plant seeds.
* GreenThumb
* HiveMind: [[spoiler:The White Zetsu all seem to share one mind.]]
** [[spoiler:Though they express shock when it turned out the original was dead. So it appears it's only between the clones.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: A [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] ManEatingPlant who [[GreenThumb can move seamlessly within grass and trees]] and [[SplitPersonality black and white halves which differ in personality]], which can split from each other physically, with the white half [[MesACrowd capable of making clones of himself]] in a process akin to a fungal parasite. WordOfGod implies he's probably not even human.
* ImAHumanitarian ManEatingPlant: Disposes of corpses by eating them. His favorite food is even listed as ''chewy people''.
* [[spoiler:MesACrowd]]: [[spoiler:Tobi apparently has an army of 100,000 white Zetsu clones]].
* MysteriousWatcher: Subverted. Nobody knew who he was or what he wanted the first time he showed up in the series but it soon beame clear he belonged to Akatsuki.
* NonActionGuy: So far, [[spoiler:other than his clones and Black]] he hasn't fought once.[[spoiler:Although The Black fought the Mist ninja during the war.]]
* OffModel: In early anime episodes (and some in later ones, it seems to vary by who does animation) black half has orifices besides eyes. In the manga, black half never has had any of those.
* PlantPerson
* SplitPersonality: Has black and white halves.
* TalkingToThemself
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: In one body. Sorta.
* TheDarkChick: When Kabuto Joins in and after Konan's defection.
* TheMole- he functions as the spy and watcher of the group.
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[[folder:[[color:gray:Pain/[[spoiler:Datclone]]]]]]
-->"''[[DarkMessiah Those who do not understand true pain can never understand true peace]].''"

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->Deva Path: KenyuuHoriuchi (JP, Pain), Creator/DaveWittenberg (EN, original), Creator/TroyBaker (EN, current)
->[[spoiler:Nagato: Junpei Morita (JP), Creator/VicMignogna (EN)]]

The [[spoiler:figurehead]] leader of Akatsuki, Pain possesses the Rinnegan, the predecessor to the Sharingan, which allows the user to use all six elements and learn any jutsu. Orphaned by the Land of Rain's civil war, [[spoiler:Nagato]] was raised by Jiraiya, who believed him to be the prophecized [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]], alongside his friends Konan and [[spoiler:Yahiko]], with whom he wuld later [[spoiler:found the Akatsuki]]. [[spoiler:When Hanzo, the leader of the Hidden Rain village, and Danzo, set a trap, Yahiko was killed and in his rage Nagato summoned the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, crippling himself in the process]]. Believing his suffering had caused him to become enlightened and his power caused him to become [[AGodAmI a god]], [[spoiler:Nagato]] took on the alias of Pain and outfitted six corpses, [[spoiler:including Yahiko's]], with chakra receivers and used them to take over the Hidden Rain village. Pain wanted to use the Tailed Beasts to [[spoiler:create a weapon of mass destruction which can be used to [[WellIntentionedExtremist put an end to war]]]]. Each of his six [[spoiler:(actually seven)]] different bodies possesses a different skill, and can't be defeated unless all of them are killed at once. The bodies are all ninja Jiraiya fought as he wandered the earth. His first physical appearance has him engaging his old master in battle in the Hidden Rain Village until Jiraiya killed one of his bodies and sent it back to Konoha (along with a toad bearing the message "The real one isn't there"), but he was eventually overwhelmed and killed.

[[spoiler:He quickly replaced the missing body with a new one, and arrived in Konoha in the hopes of capturing Naruto. After his bodies engage - and in some cases, are defeated by - Konoha's villagers, he rounds them all up and uses Shinra Tensei, an ability which nukes the city. He fights the newly-empowered Naruto in a long drawn out battle that bumped the {{HSQ}} up a few notches. Finally, Nagato is defeated and after accepting Naruto's ideals about peace, uses a jutsu to revive many of the Konoha ninja he killed, dying in the process. However, Kabuto resurrects him later with Edo Tensei and pairs him with a similarly resurrected Itachi, who helps him move around. They engage Naruto and Bee, where it is revealed that he can use all of the Six Paths' jutsu without the bodies, and nearly kills the pair until a liberated Itachi intervenes and seals him with Susano'o. He is eventually revealed to be a descendant of the Uzumaki clan, just like Naruto.]].
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* AGodAmI: And he has the power to back it up.
* AffablyEvil
* AllYourPowersCombined: [[spoiler:Except, Nagato's palette is, for the most part, much more powerful than the originals, and then some! Let's count the ways!]]
** [[spoiler:Itachi: Utilizes a doujutsu inspired by an Asian religion, but much more powerful and versatile than Itachi's. Human Path's mind reading ability also appears to cross over into MindRape territory.]]
** [[spoiler:Kisame: Nagato's chakra absorbtion is very much like Samehada's, only without a cap on how much can be taken at once.]]
** [[spoiler:Zetsu: The rainfall technique is a metrological version of Zetsu's ability to detect things through the land.]]
** [[spoiler:Deidara: The Asura Path is a blast!]]
*** [[spoiler:Though Deidara's C3, C4, and C0 eclipse anything we have seen Asura Path unleash.]]
** [[spoiler:Sasori: Nagato's use of the Six Paths of Pain is like a superior puppetry technique, bonus points for the Asura Path which is made of weapons and can emerge from Nagato's body if needed.]]
** [[spoiler:Hidan: Naraka's ability meant fighting enemies that would not stay dead... [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And then Nagato was brought back as an immortal Edo Tensei zombie]].]]
** [[spoiler:Kakuzu: The Rinnegan's bestows upon its wielder all elemental nature transformations and his Uzumaki heritage would've given Nagato a very long life.]]
*** [[spoiler:However Nagato himself has displayed elemental jutsu only once to date and that was a Wind elemental one.]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler:Surprisingly inverted: Him wanting to change the world is viewed in a ''very'' positive light. ''How'' he wanted to change it is where he gets into trouble]].
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: [[spoiler:Creator/VicMignogna's performance manages to drive this home even further than the original seiyuu]].
** [[spoiler:DarkMessiah]]
*** [[spoiler:UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans]]
*** [[spoiler:VisionaryVillain]]
*** [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]
** [[spoiler:FallenHero]] / [[spoiler:TragicVillain]]
** [[spoiler:HeWhoFightsMonsters]]
*** [[spoiler:{{Angst}}[=/=]BreakTheCutie: [[GameBreakingInjury His]] [[DespairEventHorizon entire]] [[AndYourLittleDogToo backstory]].]]
*** [[spoiler:CosmicPlayThing]]: [[spoiler:It's what ultimately broke him]].
*** [[spoiler:NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished]]: [[spoiler:This is a man who's only desire in life was a world of peace and compassion, and he struggled to make life better for everyone. Fate's response was to destroy everything he held dear in the [[BreakTheCutie cruelest possible way]], thus causing his StartOfDarkness]].
*** [[spoiler:UsedToBeASweetKid]]: [[spoiler:Until the world stomped on him and his dreams until there was nothing left]].
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The purpose of the Animal Path is to invoke this trope.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Pain's interrogation methods. He uses two main abilities to try to find Naruto, one of which can instantly read the mind of those it touches. On it's own, this is perfectly practical. His other, however, can kill anybody who either lies to him or refuses to answer his question. Meaning anybody who actually knows ends up dead... This does spare him the trouble of having to look up misinformation, though.
** His mind reading would be practical if it didn't rip out the person's soul, making it essential that the person had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his/her usefulness]].
* AwesomeYetPractical: Aside from the ones listed above, ''all'' of the Rinnegan's powers...
* '''{{Badass}}''': The three Sannin couldn't beat Hanzo. Pain completely destroyed him, has never lost a fight (and he´s presumed to be atleast 30), easily defeated the entirety of Konoha and would´ve completely destroyed Naruto if it wasnt for the fact that Deva´s powers were down for a good 10 minutes after the Shinra Tensei and the vast amount of help Naruto had with him. He is easily the most badass character in the entire show. Oh, and he went up against a Six-tailed Naruto with 1 body left and won.
* TheBeastmaster: Unlike everyone else in the series, who are limited to one contract with one species, the Animal Path can summon multiple different creatures:
** BearsAreBadNews: Well, more like a giant... panda... ''thing'' made of rock.
** BigCreepyCrawlies: A CreepyCentipede.
** EverythingsBetterWithCows: Actually, it's rather Everything's Worse With Giant Buffalos...
** FeatheredFiend / GiantFlyer: And it is creepy as hell.
** [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant Enemy Crayfish]]: It's purpose seems to be... [[MundaneMadeAwesome blowing bubbles]].
** {{Hell Hound}}s: Yet another summon. Bonus for having FlunkyBoss ability.
** InvisibleMonsters: A chimaera largely akin to a chameleon.
* BerserkButton: He does not like people questioning his ideals as Tsunade learned the hard way.
* BloodKnight: [[AllThereInTheManual Despite of his ideas of peace, he really wanted to fight Naruto in his Nine-Tailed form according to the databooks]], [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor unfortunately it was too much for him]].
** This does explain why he pissed off Naruto once to do so, and complimenting him as a fellow student.
** Not to mention that he briefly shows an uncharacteristic expression of awe ("The nine tailed fox' power... is amazing...") when he fought the six tails, like he was feeling the thrill of fighting a worthy oponent for the first time.
* [[spoiler:CastFromLifespan]]: [[spoiler:The Rinnegan's more powerful techniques]].
* ComboPlatterPowers: The Rinnegan's powers are basically a mish-mash of various powers that are all {{Game Breaker}}s in their own right.
** AuraVision: He can see chakra in a manner similar to the Byakugan.
** ElementalPowers: He can use all five, but unlike Kakuzu it comes naturally.
** EnergyAbsorption: Preta Path's power.
** TheGift: It's been explicitly stated that he can master any jutsu he wants after seeing it just once. Jury's still out on whether this includes Kekkei Genkai techniques.
** [[spoiler:GravityMaster]]: [[spoiler:Deva Path's power]].
** HiveMind: The Six Paths of Pain are in constant communication, [[spoiler:and it's justified in that they're being controlled and coordinated by one person]].
** [[spoiler:MindReading]]: [[spoiler:Human Path's power]].
** [[spoiler:{{Necromancer}}]]: [[spoiler:The only real one in the series. He brought the entire population of Konoha back to life after he killed them]].
** PowerNullifier: Preta Path's other power.
** ShapeShifterWeapon: The Asura Path's power, includes standard AnatomyArsenal transformations much like Jugo's but mechanical in nature. Included in the aresenal is an ArmCannon, BewareMyStingerTail, MultiArmedAndDangerous, RocketBoots and RocketPunch.
** SummonMagic: The Animal Path's power is summoning BondCreatures and the other Paths. [[AndZoidberg And Konan]].
** TruthSerum: Naraka Path.
** [[spoiler:YourSoulIsMine]]: [[spoiler:Human Path's other power]].
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: [[spoiler:The portion of the fandom that thinks Naruto should have killed him]].
* CosmicPlayThing: His entire backstory is him being this, ironically prior his death; he had enough power to make the entire shinobi world into a literal plaything.
* CurbStompBattle: Arguably, every battle Nagato/Pain has participated in to some extent.
** [[spoiler:vs. Jiraiya: Sure, he admitted that Jiraiya would've won if he had known about Nagato's secret, but the fight itself was nothing short of a dragged out execution.]]
** [[spoiler:vs. Konoha: Fighting an entire village and only temporarily losing one expendable Path puts the assault square into this category.]]
** [[spoiler:vs. Sage!Naruto: The first time ever that the Six Paths had faced a challenge, and that quickly disappeared after Deva Path's powers returned.]]
** [[spoiler:vs. 6Tail!Naruto: At first the only time that the Deva Path(aka Yahiko's corpse) was shown struggling with an opponent... Then Chibaku Tensei was revealed...]]
** [[spoiler:vs. 9Tail!Naruto, Killer Bee & Edo!Itachi: Not so much a CurbStompBattle as a massacre until Itachi unleashed Susanoo and used the one thing that had a chance of beating him in that situation]].
*** In most cases, and [[MultipleReferencePun especially the last example]], you can say that Nagato/Pain has only ever lost thanks to [[JapaneseMythology Divine]] [[DeusExMachina Intervention]].
* [[spoiler:CuteBruiser]]: [[spoiler:The second Animal Path]].
* [[spoiler:DefeatingTheUndefeatable]]: [[spoiler:Nagato, or more specifically the Six Paths, had never encountered someone who could fight him on even grounds until Naruto. To be fair though, he did admit that Jiraiya would have kicked his ass if he had known the workings of his techniques]].
** [[spoiler:Actually, [[HeroicSacrifice Villain Sacrifice]]. Before Naruto came Pain ''fought and defeated'' the entire Hidden Village. And [[NukeEm Nuked It]]. Naruto came with a SuperMode and the strongest warriors of the Frog village; and was ''defeated''. He fought with the Nine-Tails all out and was ''[[RuleofThree technically defeated]]''. Even the last Path needed all the juice Naruto had left to take. And when Nagato met with Naruto face-to-face he could use all the Paths' Powers, had Konan with him, and enough chakra left to revive the entire Village]].
*** [[spoiler:TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: And all it took was a little sympathy and Jiraiya's terrific Literature.]]
* DeusAngstMachina: [[spoiler:Pretty much Nagato's entire backstory.]]
* [[spoiler:DeusExMachina]]: [[spoiler:Pain pulls a case of RedemptionEqualsDeath and revives [[DeathIsCheap everyone]] that he'd killed in the last thirty chapters or so. Bonus points to him for considering himself [[{{Foreshadowing}} a god and sitting in a machine]]]].
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss]]: [[spoiler:Deva Path to Nagato, Nagato to The Masked Man]].
* [[spoiler:TheDragon]]: [[spoiler:For quite a while, ''everyone'' thought this guy would be the BigBad, but he was actually working as a figurehead for Tobi]].
** [[spoiler:CoDragons: With Itachi for Kabuto, and when he was alive he was with Zetsu for Tobi]].
** [[spoiler:DragonInChief]]
** [[spoiler:DragonWithAnAgenda]]
** [[spoiler:TheStarscream]]
* EvilCounterpart: Naruto's second one. [[spoiler:He's even a fellow descendant of the Uzumaki clan]].
* [[spoiler:EvilCripple]]: [[spoiler:Nagato lost full use of his legs after saving Konan from Hanzo's fire attack.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilRedHead]]: [[spoiler:Yahiko, and all of Pain's bodies (even the ones that weren't in life) except the bald Asura path, have orange hair, while Nagato has dark red hair]].
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Has the Rinnegan, after all.
* FatBastard: Preta Path.
* FiveBadBand: A one-man version.
** BigBad: Deva Path ([[spoiler:Yahiko's body]])
** TheDragon: Animal Paths I & II
** EvilGenius: Naraka Path (used to be a priest, revives the others)
** TheBrute: Asura and Preta Paths
** DarkChick: Human Path.
* [[spoiler:FreakOut]]: [[spoiler:Nagato after Yahiko's death]]
* GeniusBruiser
* GlassCannon: For all the Rinnegan's powers, Pain is just as vulnerable as a normal human. Good luck actually hitting him though.
* {{Gonk}}: The Asura Path.
* [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass: Even after Kabuto summons him, he is unable to use his legs to do more than stand up, which leads to his sealing by Itachi.]]
* [[spoiler:HeWhoFightsMonsters: Nagato]]
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller]]: [[spoiler:Killed Jiraiya, Kakashi, and Shizune, and nearly killed Hinata and Choza. Then he brought them all back to life, except for Jiraiya]].
* [[spoiler:HollywoodCyborg]]: [[spoiler:Asura Path]].
* [[spoiler:[[IllGirl Ill Guy]]]]
* ImplacableMan: Pain ''modus operandi'' until he faced Naruto.
* [[spoiler:KickTheDog]]: [[spoiler:His nearly killing Hinata]].
* [[spoiler:KickTheSonOfABitch]]: [[spoiler:He's the one who killed Hanzo]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M65Pcb04dLQ Courtesy]]", which perfectly captures everything about his character.
* LightningBruiser: The Deva Path ([[spoiler:Yahiko]]). When you can [[spoiler:keep up with and beat up on both the Four-Tailed and Six-Tailed manifestations of the Nine-Tailed Fox while simultaneously taking whatever it can dish out]], you deserve the title.
** [[spoiler:Nagato himself shows just how broken the Rinnegan is after he gets brought back with Edo Tensei. He [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] Naruto's new SuperMode, Killer Bee, and ''Itachi'' at his peak physical condition '''simultaneously'''. The only reason he lost is Itachi had what is quite possibly the '''one''' ability that could beat him]].
*** [[spoiler:And even then the only reason said ability even connected was that Nagato was both controlled by an outside influence and seemed to be too busy [=WTFing=] at the fact that someone actually broke out of Chibaku Tensei to dodge it]]
* MadnessMantra: "''(Now) Do you understand pain?''"
* MagicalEye: The most powerful ones in the setting. It gives him the powers in the SuperPowerLottery above although due to [[spoiler:[[EvilCripple his immobility]] he is forced to divide his abilities between six puppets.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: [[spoiler:Nagato to Deva Path/Yahiko]].
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain]]: [[spoiler:The Six Paths of Pain are insanely powerful, but they're just puppets. Nagato is extremely weak physically, extremely skinny, and has difficulties to walk unaided]].
* [[spoiler:MultiArmedAndDangerous]]: [[spoiler:Asura Path]].
* [[spoiler:MustMakeAmends]]: [[spoiler:After being convinced by Naruto]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Well, duh!
* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain]]: [[spoiler:Naruto was down for the count and demoralized... until Pain almost killed Hinata, which resulted in the Nine-Tails coming within a hair's breadth of being completely unsealed]].
* OneManArmy
* PeoplePuppets: Uses corpses as hosts/weapons.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:In general, Pain is a one... er, six-man army who can level villages on his own. In particular, his Shinra Tensei technique]].
** [[spoiler:It's been shown that he is perfectly capable of being a one-man army on his own, since he ''is'' the Six Paths, and can use the abilities ''better'' than through PeoplePuppets]].
* ThePhilosopher: Easily summed up as "HumansAreBastards" and "WarIsHell".
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "''And now, this world will know [[PersonOfMassDestruction pain]]...''"
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: Chapter 449]].
* ShapeshifterWeapon: [[spoiler:Can use any of the weapons that Asura Path used and have them sprout from his real body.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: As a child.
* [[spoiler:SquishyWizard]]: [[spoiler:For all the power the Rinnegan gives him, with his horribly mangled legs he's not going anywhere unaided]].
* [[spoiler:StartOfDarkness]]: [[spoiler:See NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished]].
* StoryBreakerPower: There's a reason fans accuse him of being a GodModeSue: His Rinnegan gives him ridiculous amounts of chakra that rivals the Nine-Tails, a virtually unlimited number of summons, and the ability to use all five elements (in addition to another two), [[spoiler:level entire cities, create miniature moons, read minds, rip souls from peoples' bodies, and ''revive the dead'' all while being in a '''wheelchair''']].
* SuperpowerLottery: Of all the superpower lotteries in ''Naruto'', Pain hit the absolute jackpot.
* [[spoiler:TooPowerfulToLive]]
* {{Ubermensch}}
* TheUnfettered: A villainous example.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Subverted. He's revived by Kabuto using Edo Tensei, allowing him to have a proper battle against Naruto.]]
* [[spoiler:WalkingShirtlessScene: Minus the walking part.]]
* TragicKeepsake: Yahiko's body.
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[[folder:[[color:darkgray:Konan]]]]
-->"''[[NothingPersonal I have received the will of God and I must kill you]].''"

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->Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka (JP), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (EN)

[[TheSmurfettePrinciple The only female in Akatsuki]], and the last to be revealed. Konan [[PaperMaster uses origami-based powers]]. As a child she was orphaned by the Land of Rain's civil war and trained by Jiraiya. She was [[spoiler:one of the founding members of Akatsuki, along with Nagato (Pain) and Yahiko, and both [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Nagato]] and [[KilledOffForReal Yahiko]] had feelings for her. After Yahiko was killed she became Pain's [[TheDragon lieutenant]], calling herself "[[AGodIAm God's]] Angel". She helped Pain [[spoiler:kill Jiraiya]] when her old mentor came searching for intel on Akatsuki's leader, and accompanied him during his invasion of Konoha. [[spoiler:After Pain's death, she sided with Naruto and quit the Akatsuki. She tried to prevent Nagato's corpse from ending up in Tobi's hands, but died in the process]].
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* AntiVillain
* [[spoiler:AwesomenessByAnalysis]]: [[spoiler:She's the first person to figure out Tobi's MadeOfAir powers]].
* [[spoiler:{{Badass}}: Eventually shown to be one of, if not ''the,'' strongest female character in the 'Verse, given that she very nearly kills an enemy that took the 4th Hokage a lot of effort to even land one hit on.]]
* BrokenBird
* [[spoiler:BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu]]
* BuxomIsBetter: Kishimoto's concept art shows that Konan sports an E-cup ''at least''.
* CloserToEarth: By far the most level-headed and, well, sensible of the whole bunch.
* [[spoiler:CrazyPrepared]]: [[spoiler:Disguised ''600 BILLION'' paper bombs as the Hidden Rain Village's lake]]
* DarkChick
* DarkActionGirl: Although her powers are not over all as strong as some, she still has some ''very'' deadly tricks up her sleeves.
* {{Determinator}}: In her [[spoiler:last]] fight against [[spoiler:Tobi]].
* DesignatedGirlFight: Thankfully averted, despite everyone's expectations. Instead, [[spoiler:she got to face off with the ManipulativeBastard who hijackied their organization and led both her TrueCompanions to their doom, fighting for her ideals.]] [[spoiler:Then it gets double subverted when it's revealed that said character '''is''' a girl.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Konan's more or less dead inside, except when it comes to Nagato.
* EvilCounterpart: Could be considered one to Sakura. She's basically what Sakura could have become had she chosen to follow Sasuke.
** Could also be seen one to Hinata, should Naruto and her were to have chosen to follow the [[DarkMessiah wrong path]].
* FanNickname: "Blue".
* GrayEyes: In the manga.
* HairDecoration: A flower made of paper.
** FlowerInHerHair: Subverted in that she's anything ''but'' childish and cute.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:Subverted when examined closely enough. Konan was only ''allied'' with Akatsuki, which is very different from being ''on their side''. She was only ever on Nagato's side and nobody else's. His RedemptionEqualsDeath ''is'' a HeelFaceTurn, but as far as Konan is concerned she never switched sides, since her "side" was Pain. Since Pain chose to throw his support to Naruto, she's supporting Naruto now]].
* HeroicSacrifice: God knows she tries. Her first attack against Tobi was an attempted suicide attack. He ended up saving her too. A "thank you" is in order.
* LadyOfWar: Konan finally has the chance to show [[spoiler:Tobi]] just how much ass she can kick.
* LetsGetDangerous: Granted, being in Akatsuki should have been the first clue. But not even [[spoiler:Tobi]] realized how tough she could be when she wanted to. [[spoiler:He still beat her, but he had to '''[[RealityWarper warp reality]]''' to SURVIVE]].
* NeutralFemale: [[ZigZaggingTrope Averted, subverted, then justified]]. During the invasion of Konoha, she definitely was doing her bit, but it got [[OvershadowedByAwesome overshadowed]] by the proportions of the havoc wreaked by Pain. Later she didn't take part in the Naruto vs. Pain fight because she was actually [[spoiler:with Nagato]]. Later again, [[spoiler:Nagato]] explicitely tells her later not to interfere between him and Naruto.
** This is [[JustifiedTrope absolutely justified]] given that [[spoiler:Nagato]] had a ''[[ItsPersonal very personal]]'' beef with Konoha, given that [[YouKilledMyFather his parents were killed by Konoha Ninja.]] He had Konan stay back for the same reason that Sasuke left the very male Juugo and Suigetsu behind to face Itachi on his own. We later see that she shouldn't have any diffuculty wrecking an entire city on her own.
* OnlySaneMan: Along with Kisame, she is generally the only member who consistently acts in a rational manner.
* PaperMaster
** ElementalShapeshifter: Can turn herself into paper.
** PaperTalisman: All ninja use paper bombs but she gets a special mention for [[spoiler:her Sacred Paper Emissary.]]
** PowerGivesYouWings: One of her powers is to create paper Angel's Wings.
*** FeatherFlechettes
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Thanks to [[spoiler:''billions'' of explosive tags]].
* PunnyName: One of her techniques, ''kami no shisha no jutsu'' is a pun off of her "Angel" epithet. Phonetically, it could be reads as the "messenger of God technique," but the kanji instead reads "paper-person of God technique."
* SatelliteCharacter: Take away [[spoiler:Yahiko and Nagato]]'s influence on her and what do you have left? A near-emotionless woman with paper powers who likes to do origami.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: WordOfGod says this was the original intention.
* {{Stripperific}}: Kishimoto's concept art shows that beneath her cloak, she waers a scanty robe that exposes her stomach, part of her breasts and back.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: [[IceQueen Acts and looks very cold]], but genuinely cares for [[spoiler:Nagato]].
* [[spoiler:SurvivorGuilt]]: [[spoiler:Yahiko's death destroyed her emotionally.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate
* UndyingLoyalty: To Nagato.
* UnholyMatrimony: Chapter 511 [[ShipTease heavily implies]] that she and Yahiko were ''at least'' aware that they were attracted to each other.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: She was a very sweet little girl... [[BreakTheCutie then shit happened]].
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: To Yahiko if Chapter 511 is any indicator.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Her powers are nullified by oil.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Her paper abilities.
** [[spoiler:HeartIsAnAwesomePower:]] Her CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[spoiler:despite it being a failure]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Known as "Blue" prior to actually being given a name. More like light purple in the anime.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yahiko]]
-->"''If war is going to continue - [[AGodAmI I will become the God of the world]]!''"

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->Voiced By: Creator/WataruHatano (JP, child); KenyuuHoriuchi (JP), Creator/TroyBaker (EN)

The founder and original leader of Akatsuki [[spoiler:through Tobi's influence]], [[spoiler:until he sacrificed himself to save Konan from Hanzo. He beleved Nagato was the ChosenOne, and so sacrificed himself to spare him from making a SadisticChoice. His body was later used by Nagato to make the Deva Path, the most powerful of the Six Paths of Pain]].

Born into the war torn land of Ame, Yahiko was orphaned like so many others. Forced to fend for himself, he soon met Konan and Nagato. They were forced to work together to survive, but became close friends under Jiraya's tutelage.
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* AGodAmI: For a little while, [[spoiler:but he grew out of it]].
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: After seeing Konan and The Six Paths of Pain, Jiraiya briefly believed that the rumors of their deaths weren't true. It turns out that it was only true of Yahiko. His body was used as the Deva Path by Nagato.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:For Konan]].
* [[spoiler:HorribleJudgeOfCharacter]]: [[spoiler:Hanzo promised to free Konan in exchange for his sacrifice. Needless to say, that was a lie.]]
* MakingASplash
* MessianicArchetype: He's like a mature Naruto.
* PeoplePuppets: His body along with the others were used as the Six Paths of Pain by Nagato.
* PosthumousCharacter: Everything we know of him comes from flashbacks.
* PowerTrio: With Konan and Nagato.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Konan, according to chapter 511.
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[[folder:[[color:red:Itachi Uchiha]]]]
-->"''[[ArcWords Your hate is not strong enough.]]''"

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->Voiced by: Creator/HideoIshikawa (JP), Creator/SkipStellrecht (EN, original), Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN, current), Roberto Cuenca Rodríguez Jr. (Spain)

Sasuke's AloofBigBrother is the Akatsuki member with the most screen time to date. He [[spoiler:was believed to have]] killed his closest friend in order to gain the Mangekyo Sharingan, a more advanced form of the Sharingan with several unique abilities. He then proceeded to kill the entire Uchiha clan save Sasuke for reasons of his own, then abandoned the village to join Akatsuki.

On screen, he rarely moves and rarely speaks, but he's too good a fighter for even high-level ninja to take on. He was a prodigy as a child and has only gotten stronger since. He is an expert at genjutsu, is a master of the Uchihas' Fire-Style jutsus, and knows most of Konoha's signature jutsu, such as the Shadow Clone Jutsu; Itachi, uniquely, has demonstrated the ability to detonate his clones as an offensive technique when he no longer needs them. In addition, the Mangekyo Sharingan gives Itachi three extremely powerful but draining jutsu with which to fight: Amaterasu, a black flame hotter than the sun which can burn anything, even other flames, Tsukuyomi, a genjutsu which can bring its target to complete mental and physical collapse by [[MindRape tormenting them for what seems like days in just a few seconds]], and Susano'o, which summons a massive ethereal warrior which can attack and defend on Itachi's behalf. The new abilities the Mangekyo gives come with a price, however. Extended use causes the user's eyesight to fade, eventually resulting in complete blindness. The only way to combat this is to create a permanent Mangekyo Sharingan by replacing the user's eyes with his brother's.

His only appearance in the original series was directly after the Chunin Exam arc, when he appeared in Konoha with his partner Kisame to capture Naruto. He and Kisame easily defeated Kurenai, Asuma, and Kakashi, but retreated rather than become involved in a general melee. When Sasuke heard his brother was in the area, he immediately rushed out to challenge him, but Itachi easily beat him and [[MindRape Mind Raped]] him in the process, further feeding Sasuke's inferiority complex. After Jiraiya chased the Akatsuki off, Itachi was ordered not to attempt to capture Naruto again until after the TimeSkip.

In ''Shippuden'', Pain creates a clone of Itachi to serve as a delaying action during the Rescue Gaara arc. Team 7 beats it, and Itachi doesn't appear again until directly prior to his fight with Sasuke, where he briefly confronts Naruto, force-feeding him a crow [[spoiler:containing one of his friend's Sharingan]] before leaving to duel his brother. He claims that he left Sasuke alive because he wanted to take Sasuke's eyes for himself. However, Itachi dies from a terminal illness before he can kill Sasuke. [[spoiler:After the fight, however, Tobi, claiming to be [[OurFounder Madara Uchiha]], explains to Sasuke that Itachi was ordered to kill the clan by Konoha's top brass, but couldn't bring himself to kill Sasuke, so he decided instead to become a StealthMentor to his younger brother, motivating him to grow stronger so that he would eventually be able to destroy the clan's enemies. Upon learning that Itachi sacrificed everything that was important to him for him, [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint Sasuke begins to hate Konoha and swears revenge against it]].]]

[[spoiler:Kabuto later resurrects him with Edo Tensei. Luckily, the power he implanted in Naruto to use on Sasuke breaks him free in a lucky coincidence. He proceeds to track down Kabuto, apparently having a plan to stop the Edo Tensei. Along the way, he bumps into Sasuke, who pulls a HeelFaceTurn and joins him in fighting Kabuto in exchange for Itachi to explain himself. He ends up successfully defeating Kabuto with some help from Sasuke and the use of [[GroundhogDayLoop Izanami]], after which he forces Kabuto into ending the Edo tensei. The little amount of time that remains is then used by him to explain everything he knows about the massacre to Sasuke and bidding his little brother an emotional, final farewell.]]
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* AffablyEvil: Always polite, offers his opponents the chance to escape (unless they are his target) and never uses more power than needed to disable, without lasting harm if possible. He is also an unrepentant mass murderer with history of mentally torturing several protagonists of the series, especially his little brother (who was 7 years old the first time, 13 the second).
** [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's not actually evil and is actually completely torn up by guilt. It is revealed (albeit by an UnreliableNarrator) that the reason he went back to Konoha was to check on Sasuke to make sure he was alright after Sarutobi's death. It just turned out that he ''had'' to actually harm Sasuke in the process, though mind-raping him wasn't really necessary]].
* AloofBigBrother: One of the {{Anime}} poster boys for this trope.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Sasuke.
* AndIMustScream: Tsukuyomi is essentially AndIMustScream no Jutsu.
* AnimalEaredHeadband: Anime only, a flashback shows him wearing cat ears so he could talk to Nekomata. No, [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17600000/Sasuke-s-Paw-Encyclopedia-itachi-uchiha-17639965-1280-720.jpg seriously.]]
* AnimalMotifs:
** CreepyCrows: Itachi will often dissolve into a murder of crows which Sasuke remarked was his favorite jutsu.
** WickedWeasel: His first name is a homonym of the Japanese word for "weasel."
* ArcWords: "''Your hate is not strong enough''".
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Until chapter 591.]]
* {{Badass}}: Kills an entire clan of elite ninja and Becomes an S-rank missing-nin at age 13, while [[spoiler:blackmailing ''Danzo'']]. Wins every fight we've seen him in without breaking a sweat, including [[CurbStompBattle "battles"]] against Kakashi, Naruto, Sasuke and ''Orochimaru'', until he meets Sasuke in Part II. [[spoiler:''Beats Sasuke while terminally ill, literally dying in front of him.'']]
** [[spoiler:When resurrected under Kabuto's control, he promptly breaks free by using [[MoreThanMindControl Shisui's]] [[ChekhovsBoomerang eye]] and with Naruto and Bee's help defeats Nagato, then goes off to take on Kabuto with some help from Sasuke.]]
** BadassLongcoat
** [[spoiler:BadassPacifist]]
** [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass]]
** SubmissiveBadass
** BadassBoast: His answer for Kabuto's supposedly perfect Edo Tensei technique: "This jutsu's weak point and risk... Are me!"
** BadassAdorable: It's made clear that even as a child he was on a whole different level than the average ninja. The best example is when [[http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/3/33/Infant_Sasuke_and_Itachi.png kid Itachi]] reduced [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101202215654/naruto/images/8/8f/Nekomata_Cat.jpg this guy]] and his entire army to [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17600000/Sasuke-s-Paw-Encyclopedia-itachi-uchiha-17639964-1280-720.jpg this]], with apparently very little effort.
* BashBrothers: He and Kisame make an excellent team, even when they aren't actually fighting alongside each other.
** [[spoiler:He and Sasuke become an official [[SiblingTeam pair of literal bash brothers]] at the end of chapter 578.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: Seems to be this way to Naruto.
** StealthMentor: [[spoiler:Was this to Sasuke, before he died.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: When he rescues [[spoiler:Naruto and Killer Bee from certain death at the hands of edo Nagato after Nagato defeated the two Jinchuriki in a CurbStompBattle.]]
** [[spoiler:As if this was not enough, he proceeds to find out Chibaku Tensei's weakness and destroys it, assisted by Naruto and Bee. And tops this off by perma-sealing Nagato with the Totsuka sword.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBrotherInstinct]]: The reason [[spoiler:he didn't kill Sasuke and didn't kill him during their final fight]].
** Zigzagged later [[spoiler:His plan was to make Sasuke a thrall for the rest of his life if he faced Naruto. Sasuke would still be [[AndIMustScream aware]] of what happened after this.]]
* [[spoiler:BigGood]]: [[spoiler:For one of the manga's subplots, though not the whole thing.]]
* BloodbathVillainOrigin
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: His acts with his goals and his desires are in such contradiction with each other that he not only skirt, but happily jumps to this category.
* BornWinner
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: He witnessed and was traumatized by the Third Shinobi World War at just four years old.]]
* BrokenAce
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* ByronicHero
* [[spoiler:CelibateHero: Tobi mentions that he killed his lover along with the rest of the Uchihas but given that he was only thirteen when it happened, it's unlikely they ever did much beyond kissing.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Pure evil in his first appearance, then we can see [[StartOfDarkness fragments]] of [[AloofBigBrother his]] [[PetTheDog past]], then we learn that [[spoiler:everything he did was for the sake of Konoha and Sasuke]].
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: While he is renowned for his Genjutsu and Ninjutsu skills, he is extremely talented in Taijitsu and strong enough to throw enemies flying through walls with just a kick.
* TheChessmaster
* ChewingTheScenery: [[VillainousBreakdown SASUKE! YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WILL BECOME MY NEW LIGHT!]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Itachi mentally tortures his foes with genjutsu, among his victims are Kakashi, Naruto, and ''[[{{Squick}} especially]]'' Sasuke. He does it as a standard fighting technique, apparently without wrath or pleasure.
* CombatPragmatist: Itachi tries to end fights as quickly as he can and certainly doesn't shirk away from dirty tactics.
* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:The number of steps he's taken to protect Sasuke either directly or indirectly definitely qualifies him. He even had a backup plan in case Madara survived his trap and won Sasuke over]].
** [[spoiler:Subverted in that most of his plans, while fairly thought out, simply didn't work like he wanted and in some cases backfired. In particular, Sasuke ends up doing the EXACT opposite of what he'd wanted, the trap he set for Tobi failed, and the failsafe he left Naruto ended up being used on himself (long story) instead of Sasuke. At this point he's down to his last backup plan which is basically "trust Naruto to fix this somehow".]]
* CreepyChild: [[CaptainObvious Back when he was a child]].
** More-so when he was a teenager than when he was actually a child.
* CreepyMonotone
* [[spoiler:CryCute: He broke down into near-hysterics as he killed his parents. Anyone who didn't feel for him in that moment is ''soulless''.]]
* CrypticConversation: Pretty much everything Itachi EVER said.
** [[spoiler:After being revived as a zombie and teaming up with Sasuke to defeat Kabuto and undo the jutsu, he finally decides he's done trying to manipulate Sasuke and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming tells him how he really feels]]. ]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[SarcasmMode Seems rather fond of this]]. Till date he has curb-stomped Kakashi, Kurenai, and Asuma (three of them together), Orochimaru (twice), Deidara, and Sasuke (multiple times).
** Itachi faced Sasuke while terminally ill and '''intending to lose''' and still ends up schooling Sasuke!
** Itachi has also literally [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OneHitKill one shotted]] Naruto twice with his [[MasterOfIllusion genjutsu]] though none of the incidents resulted in a true defeat for Naruto because Itachi never really intended to capture him for Akatsuki.
** While his fight with Sasuke ''appeared'' to be fairly even with Itachi having a slight edge until he brings out [[GuardianEntity Susano'o]], [[spoiler:Tobi]] makes it abundantly clear that if Itachi [[spoiler:had actually been trying]] Sasuke would never have stood a chance.
* CursedWithAwesome: His Susanoo possesses the Yata Mirror, an indestructible shield and the Sword of Totsuka, the mightiest genjutsu forged weapon in history. The drawback is [[spoiler:that it pretty much destroyed his eyes and put severe strain in his body]].
** [[spoiler:After killing off the clan, all he wanted was to die by Sasuke's hands to atone...but he's so damn strong, it took a massive fight with him ''holding back'' and being terminally ill to actually get that done. The man is too good for his own good.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Especially after his resurrection.]]
** [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he doesn't have to pretend to be evil anymore, so his real personality is more apparent.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: In the Valley-of-the-end flashback, he expresses his disgust at how his fellow clansmen are obsessed with the Uchiha's glory and utterly full of themselves, losing sight of their actual capacities. He then proceeds to throw a kunai into the nearest Uchiha crest, and the rest is history... [[spoiler:We later learn that he turned against them because they were planning a coup d'etat that would've plunged the entire continent into a senseless war.]]
* TheDeterminator
* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[ZigZaggingTrope ZigZagged]]. He certainly thought through much of his GambitPileup, but ''a posteriori'' one can say his ''methods'' to implement it were [[GoneHorriblyRight contradictory]] with his goals.
* [[spoiler:DirtyBusiness]]: He's constructed around this trope.
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss: For Sasuke.]]
* TheDragon/ TheStarscream:For Nagato as apart of the Akatsuki Zombies and the both of them as CoDragons for Kabuto ,but later escapes his control
* DrivingQuestion: The technique he used to escape Jiraya teased fans for years before he revealed ''Amaterasu'' in his fight with Sasuke.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]: [[spoiler:Not actually his defeating of both Sasuke and Orochimaru back to back, but his using his last seconds of life to put a defense against Madara in Sasuke]].
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:By Sasuke]] who went from loathing him to protecting his legacy (albeit in a completely opposite way of what Itachi wished) in the matter of a night. Ditto with the Fandom. It helps that he was popular before TheReveal.
* EvilGenius: He's a genius. He's evil. Pretty self-explanatory. May also play this role within Akatsuki, given his MasterOfIllusion powers.
** [[spoiler:Subverted later on, when we learn he just pretending to be evil. He was certainly willing to ShootTheDog though.]]
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: He was capable of doing Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, Taijitsu, and Shurikenjutsu ''simultaneously'' against a level S opponent without any strain.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: [[http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/5/52/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Itachi.svg His Mangekyo Sharingan]].
* FacialMarkings
* FallenHero: He was the pride and joy of the Uchiha clan and the idol of Sasuke before the massacre.
** [[spoiler:FakeDefector]]
* FeatherMotif: His Genjutsus almost always include a shower of Crow Feathers.
* ForTheEvulz: He pretty much confessed to Sasuke that the only reason he killed off the clan was to see if he ''could''. [[spoiler:Subverted later, when it turns out he was ordered to do it.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* GoneHorriblyRight: He deliberately made Sasuke full of hate and power-obsessed in order to [[spoiler:have him strong enough to kill him and redeem the Uchiha clan]]. The first part worked beyond any expectation, the second...not so much.
* TheGift: Obviously. He graduates from the Academy at age 7, masters the Sharingan at 8, becomes Chuunin at 10, joins the ANBU at 13, besides already being an S-ranked criminal and one of the strongest members of Akatsuki, who thinks this guy is ''normal''?
* GlassCannon: Very skilled and powerful, but suffers from a lack of stamina.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:"''Sorry, Sasuke. [[TearJerker There won't be a next time]].''"]] .
** [[spoiler:Twice, actually, thanks to being revived through Edo Tensei.]]
--> [[spoiler:"''You never have to forgive me... No matter what happens to you (Sasuke) from here on out, I will always love you.''"]] .
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:GoodIsNotNice]]
* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop]]: [[spoiler:He uses the genjutsu Izanami to place Kabuto in one]].
* HannibalLecture: Master of this.
* [[spoiler:HappinessInSlavery]]: The ultimate fate he prepared for Sasuke though [[spoiler:failed to actually implement it. He had to use Shisui's eye on himself instead after Kabuto Edo tensei]].
** It is to be mentioned that this was meant as an ultimate last resort in case all his other backup blans failed, and that he is later shown to feel somewhat guilty of it. He outright tells Naruto "I hope you never have to use it.". He just didn't want a genocide to happen because of his personal wish to let his little brother live.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: A variant in that he [[spoiler:was an AntiVillain all along. He was definitely still wrong, though, and admits it to Naruto later]].
* HeroKiller
* [[spoiler:HeroWithAnFInGood: Between his {{Mind Rape}}s of Sasuke and Kakashi, general brutality, and a pretty serious lack of social skills, Itachi ''sucks'' at being the good guy]].
** [[spoiler:His grade is slowly rising now that he's resurrected and able to actually ''openly'' be a good guy. We've seen him do nothing but [[BigBrotherMentor give Naruto encouragement and advice]], [[BigDamnHeroes take down Nagato]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with Naruto and Bee's help]], [[SiblingTeam possibly put an end to Sasuke's crazy plans]], [[GroundhogDayLoop defeat Kabuto]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking crack a few surprisingly hilarious jokes]].]]
* [[spoiler:HeroWithBadPublicity]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Since the first act it has been confusing which are his goals or if indeed he ''has'' any beyond messing with Sasuke's life. [[spoiler:We learn of them... by a third party after his death.]].
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler:And he hated it]].
* [[spoiler:ILetYouWin]]
* IllBoy
** IncurableCoughOfDeath: [[spoiler:What finally killed him]].
** SoapOperaDisease
* ImprobableAimingSkills: ''Defense: Counter Shuriken Rain.''
* InnocentProdigy: During Kurama's attack on Kononha, Itachi (then five) calmly comforted the crying Sasuke (who was only a few months old) and assured him that he would keep him safe no matter what. His inner-monologue, however, reveals a rather frightened child wishing their parents would hurry and get home.
** He was so advanced during his time in the academy that one teacher mentions having to do very little work with him. He still put off doing his homework in favor of playing games with Sasuke, even with their mother wanting him to study.
* InstantArmor: Susano'o.
* JapaneseMythology: All his special abilities (and most of the Uchihas) are named after Japanese Gods.
* [[spoiler:JerkassFacade]]
* KickTheDog: His mental torture of Sasuke and Kakashi.
* KissingCousins: Evidently killed a "lover" during the Uchiha Massacre; since only the Uchiha clan was killed, the "lover" in question was likely a cousin, perhaps a girl that he was [[ArrangedMarriage arranged to marry.]]
* [[spoiler:KnightInSourArmor]]: [[spoiler:If his comments after Kabuto resurrects him are anything to go by.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBXrRfcnP98 Many Nights]]". It's very fitting... somehow.
* [[spoiler:LockAndLoadMontage:]] An anime-only scene of him getting ready to slaughter the Uchiha clan can certainly be viewed this way.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MagicalEye: The [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] and then later the Mangekyou Sharingan. They grant the following abilities:
** AuraVision
** CombatClairvoyance
** [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop]]: [[spoiler:Izanami.]]
** GuardianEntity: His Susano'o which wields all 3 of Japan's [[PublicDomainArtifact Three Sacred Treasures]] the [[CoolSword Totsuka Sword]] (Another name of the Kusanagi) which here is an LaserBlade with [[TailorMadePrison sealing abilities]], the [[MagicMirror Yata Mirror]] which functions as a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] and the Yasaka Magatama which is a [[FumaShuriken large shuriken]].
** {{Hellfire}}: [[TechnicolorFire Amaterasu]]
** HypnoticEyes: Itachi's preferred method of confrontation is through his Sharingan's [[MasterOfIllusion illusions]] and MindRape.
** MegaManning: Averted. The Sharingan gives him this, but we never saw him using this ability, though we don't honestly know if some of his heightened abilities stem from using this power at one point or another. The water technique he uses against Kakashi was more than likely learned this way.
** RealityWarper: Mangekyo Sharingan in general, and the [[spoiler:Izanami.]]
* [[spoiler:ManlyTears: As he left his home behind [[http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/8/8c/Itachi_crying.png forever.]]]]
* MasterOfIllusion: The best genjutsu master we've seen so far.
* MasterSwordsman: We only see him using a sword a few times (deflecting kunai thrown by Sasuke and cutting [[spoiler:off Kabuto's horn]]) but it's clear he's incredibly skilled with the blade, as expected of an ANBU member. It also seems that he used his sword extensively when he killed off the Uchihas.
* MeaningfulEcho: Throughout their childhood, when Sasuke would ask Itachi to train with him, Itachi would poke his forehead and say something along the lines of "Sorry, Sasuke, next time." [[spoiler:The last thing he does before dying is to poke Sasuke's forehead and say "Sorry, Sasuke, there won't be a next time." It's ''heart wrenching''.]]
** [[spoiler:Then, as he is released by Edo Tensei, he seems poised to poke Sasuke's forehead again...and then he reaches back towards his neck, and their foreheads meet.]]
--> '''Itachi''':[[spoiler:"You never have to forgive me. No matter what happens to you from here on out, I will always love you."]]
* MentalWorld: Tsukuyomi.
* MindRape: Tsukuyomi
* [[spoiler:MoralityChain:]] [[spoiler:Itachi's existence notably keeps Sasuke's sanity anchored to this world. Back when Itachi was alive, Sasuke may have been angsty, but not insane. After he killed Itachi was when he began to lose it, but, now that Itachi is..."alive" again, Sasuke is acting far more sane than he has in 100 chapters.]]
** [[spoiler:And now that he realizes that Itachi is about to go back to being dead (as a result of ending the [[{{Necromancer}} technique that revived him]]), he's right back to talking about destroying Konoha...]]
* [[spoiler:MyCountryRightOrWrong:]] [[spoiler:"The village does have its dark side and inconsistencies. But I'm still the Leaf's Itachi Uchiha."]]
* [[spoiler:NecessarilyEvil: He certainly viewed himself this way, though, and hated himself for it. Then, after his resurrection, he realizes how horribly wrong he was]].
* [[spoiler:NiceJobBreakingItHero]]: All of his actions seemed to [[spoiler:have been aimed at making Sasuke realize that the village is more important than his family's pride]]. He couldn't have failed more if he had done it on purpose. He at least accepted the possibility of failure and left [[spoiler:Naruto, [[TheReveal Shisui's other eye]], as a safeguard, only for ''that'' to fail, too.]].
** Forcing [[spoiler:Kabuto to release Edo Tenseï has become this, since it enabled Madara to completely break out of the technique's control while keeping the insane regeneration and unlimited chakra. In his hurry to dispel the technique, he failed to realize that the technique might have some actual weaknesses and drawbacks.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Using Tsukuyomi on Sasuke the night of the massacre ultimately made him able to resist Orochimaru's "killing intent" during the Chuunin Exams just enough to break free from the paralysis by stabbing himself.
* NoSocialSkills [[spoiler:Possibly a subversion, as after he's resurrected, he turns out to be good with advice and actually pretty funny. His lack of social skills may have just been a part of his act.]]
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Before [[spoiler:leaving the village]] he managed to [[spoiler:blackmail]] [[MagnificentBastard Danzo]].
** A filler episode taking place in part one has team 7 go through hell fighting their way through a city of ninja cats, then against their leader [[MegaNeko Nekomata]] in order to [[ItMakesSenseInContext get his pawprint]]. At the end of the episode it's revealed that Itachi, when he was about [[CuteBruiser six years old]], decimated the entire ninja-cat army and Nekomata himself with [[PintsizedPowerhouse apparently no difficulty]] whatsoever.
** Once the truth is learned, [[spoiler:the entire Uchiha massacre]] could be seen this way given that we're only shown tiny bits of it.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:His reaction to Kirin during his final fight with Sasuke and to Sage Mode Dragon Kabuto]].
* OnlySaneMan: He and Kisame together make up this as part of the Akatsuki. That says ''a lot''.
* PlayingWithFire
** {{Fireballs}}: As big as a house and strong enough to let a trail in the ground.
* PowerDegeneration: Mangekyô Sharingan.
* [[spoiler:ProudWarriorRaceGuy]]:[[spoiler:Deconstructed. He annihilates the entire Uchiha Clan when they were about to go forward with their betrayal, antagonises and tortures his pre-teen little brother into hating him, casts himself as the vile traitor so that one day his brother will be led to kill him, all to tie up everything and making everybody believe that the Uchiha Clan save him were a proud and noble clan devout to Konoha, when he knew full well that he was the only one left in the clan that was actually like that]].
* QuickDraw: Shuriken flavor. Capable of throwing dozens of thousands of Shuriken with perfect accuracy in milliseconds without any effort.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: The usual flavor of Uchiha.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His Sharingan, which he almost always has activated.
* [[spoiler:ReverseMole]]
* SanitySlippage: Implemented a [[VillainousBreakdown really]] [[spoiler:fake]] one during his fight against Sasuke.
* SelfMadeOrphan
* ShellShockedVeteran: After the Third Ninja War. ''At four years old''.
** Although he is said to have witnessed it, not taken part in it. It's already horrible enough.
* [[spoiler:SiblingTeam]]: [[spoiler:He and Sasuke against Kabuto. Hopefully it will stick.]]
* {{Sixth Ranger Traitor}} was this in Akatsuki all along alongside Orochimaru
* SpannerInTheWorks: Itachi has foiled or complicated the plans of pretty much every single organization or chessmaster he's encountered in the series. Short list: [[spoiler:the Uchiha clan, Danzo, Orochimaru, Team 7's attempts to rehabilitate Sasuke, Tobi, and Kabuto.]] Sadly, this includes a few of his own plans too -- [[spoiler:needlessly pushing an already vengeance-minded Sasuke over the edge and accidentally triggering his own failsafe in Naruto on himself. He further complicates Kabuto's plans by intending to force him to end the Edo Tensei, and seemingly puts a cork in Sasuke's [[KillThemAll Kill Konoha]] plan by promising to finally explain his motivations in exchange for his help in stopping Kabuto.]]
* [[spoiler:StealthMentor]]
* StepfordSmiler: Type C, acting like a kind and gentle boy to hide his plan to murder his clan pretty much for the heck of it. Although his mask started to slip quite a bit after Shisui died. [[spoiler:Later revealed to be a Type A, he ''was'' kind and gentle but smiled to hide his despair at knowing he had no choice but to kill the people he loved. His attitude changed after Shisui's death because he was legitimately mourning his best friend.]]
* TheStoic
** [[spoiler:StoicWoobie.]]
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:During his final fight with Sasuke. Subverted in that it was actually fake]].
*** [[spoiler:Turns out, he was crying hysterically when he killed their parents, so much so that they actually had to [[FaceDeathWithDignity encourage him]] to go through with it.]]
* TheStrategist: So good that all his fights degraded into well oiled choreographs eventually.
* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: Subverted. He kept himself alive despite being ''eaten up with disease'' so that 1) Sasuke could kill him, become a hero for Konoha and redeem their clan and 2) to punish himself for his sins. Ultimately, he died from by a combination of his disease and fighting Sasuke]].
* SuperReflexes: So fast with his hand seals that the two other Ninjas with SuperReflexes can barely see a blur.
* SuperSpeed
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Along with Manga/{{Bleach}}'s [[NietzscheWannabe Ulquiorra]] is the anime poster boy of this trope.
* TantrumThrowing: When his father and three other police start to lecture him about the importance of the clan (immediately after he's been accused of murdering Shisui) he hurls a kunai at one of the crests painted on a nearby wall, then goes off on a rant about how useless and limiting concepts like clans are.
* TeachHimAnger [[ThePowerOfHate And Hate]]: ''Twice'' to Sasuke with a heavy dosis of powerhungry obsession so the latter [[spoiler:could become a well adjusted human being, a loyal Shinobi of Konoha and redeemer of the Uchiha clan]]... [[GoneHorriblyRight ye]][[SarcasmMode ah]].
* TechnicalPacifist: After the third war, he became a Pacifist above all else. His slaughter of the Uchiha clan was to [[spoiler:prevent them from throwing Konoha into chaos and starting another war]]. He's one of the least violent fighters, only ever using enough power to accomplish his ultimate goals, [[spoiler:of which just victory is a rare one...]]
* TeenGenius
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]]: [[spoiler:[[DeadManSwitch He had an emergency plan to stop Madara]] from manipulating Sasuke by implanting an Amaterasu in his brother that would be triggered at the sight of Tobi's Sharingan. It failed. However, Itachi had a backup plan since he knew there would inevitably be a confrontation between his brother and Naruto. His plan was to [[FridgeHorror brainwash Sasuke]] [[AndIMustScream permanently to be loyal to Konoha forever]] with Shisui's Eye that implanted in Naruto with the crow, which would activate during their fight. However, the one thing he did not count on was being resurrected and turned into a thrall by Kabuto. He then decides to use the power he gave Naruto on ''himself'', which allows him to break Kabuto geis with another. His Plan C appears to be [[MagneticHero "trust]] [[MessianicArchetype Naruto."]]]]
* ThemeNaming: His Mangekyô Sharingan powers are named after Japanese gods. Of note is that these are the exact same gods who slew {{Orochi}}[[spoiler:maru]] of the legend[[spoiler:ary Sannin of Konoha]].
* TheComicallySerious: Despite his traumatic past and the lifetime of guilt that accompanies it, he has a sense of humor, [[http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/551/11 believe it or not]].
** Two words: [[EmbarrassingNickname Dr. Snakes.]]
** Even better, pretty much the ''only'' person never thrown off by Itachi's joking is Sasuke, implying that Itachi used to be like this before the massacre (or possibly that nothing Itachi does throws him off anymore). He even joins in at one point!
-->''Itachi and Sasuke have just successfully double-teamed Kabuto, using an upgraded version of a move that Sasuke messed up on when he and Itachi took on a giant boar as children''
-->'''Itachi:''' [[{{Understatement}} "You could easily kill that pig now!"]]
-->'''Sasuke:''' [[{{Understatement}} "Rather than the pig, I think this snake is the more pressing priority."]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Kisame, early on. Par for the course for Akatsuki, who generally go about their grim business in pairs. [[spoiler:Later on he strikes up quite the rapport with Nagato, whom he helps about the battlefield as they involuntarily serve Kabuto]].
* TheUnfettered: He will do ''anything'' to [[spoiler:protect]] Sasuke and the Land of Fire.
** Subverted later. Not with the Land of Fire but [[spoiler:he deemed Sasuke free will as an acceptable sacrifice, after realizing that his brother may have fallen too far to save.]]
* VocalDissonance
* [[spoiler:WarIsHell: His real motivation for killing off his clan. They were on the verge of starting a civil war (that would likely lead to a world war) and he was unable to convince them to call it off.]]
* WasItAllALie?: [[spoiler:Yes and no, depending on which "it" is being referred to. The insane, unrepentant murderer we first meet? Yeah, that's a huge lie. As for the loving (if extreme) brother Sasuke remembers? No, it wasn't]].
* WhatTheHellHero: In chapter 576 [[spoiler:Sasuke tries to do this to him, trying to understand why his brother left him alive. Due to Itachi both being in a hurry to stop Kabuto and feeling he's messed Sasuke up too much already, Itachi keeps shutting Sasuke down with curt yet vauge replies. He does at least confess that he wanted Sasuke to kill him so he could find redemption for the clan, but massive miscommunication still seems to be these two's standard.]]
* [[spoiler:WhiteSheep]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Subverted. He couldn't fight Sasuke at full force for two reasons: [[spoiler:1) he didn't want to; 2) he was terminally ill]]. And still, even [[TheWorfBarrage Kirin]] couldn't give Sasuke the upper hand in the fight.
* WouldHitAGirl: Up to and including his own mother.
* [[spoiler:YouAreWhatYouHate]]: Vividly believed this at one point in his life, but then [[spoiler:accepted himself for who he was and acknowledged his mistakes in death.]]
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[[folder:[[color:yellow:Kisame Hoshigaki]]]]
-->"''[[SocialDarwinist The weak are the meat the strong eat.]]''"

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KisameCharacter_1695.jpg
->Voiced by: TomoyukiDan (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN), Pedro Tena (Spain)

A former member of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, Kisame is a polite, but a savage warrior who [[BloodKnight loves to fight]]. He is partners and good friends with Itachi, and owns a sentient sword called Samehada ("Sharkskin" in the dub and as a rough translation) which can absorb chakra from anything it [[strike:shreds]] [[MemeticMutation shaves]], and can [[spoiler:fuse with him to transform him into an anthropomorphic shark]]. He also possesses an enormous amount of chakra that is compared to the level of a tailed beast.

In ''Shippuden'', a clone of his is beaten by Guy, then he doesn't do too much but hang around Itachi. [[spoiler:He later gets assigned to go after the Eight-Tailed Ox and seemingly gets killed for his troubles. It is later revealed that was just a clone and Kisame manages to infiltrate Kumogakure by hiding in his sword. His cover ends up blown and he fights Guy again, but rather than give up the information upon losing he commits suicide by having his own shark summons eat him]]. It was revealed that Kisame was [[spoiler:Tobi's]] PsychoSupporter since before his days as a member of the Seven Swordsmen, and served as the personal bodyguard of the Fourth Mizukage, [[spoiler:who was Tobi's puppet.]]
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* [[spoiler:ActuallyADoombot]]: Happens twice.
* AffablyEvil: Cheerful, polite, and always pleased to make the acquaintance of someone new. Like Itachi, he'll also give opponents the chance to back down, which makes him very different from most of his teammates.
* AntiVillain
* {{Badass}}
* BecomeYourWeapon: With Samehada, in a very [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Arrancar-esque]] way.
* {{BFS}}: If you can really count that thing as a sword. It is known as the ''Samehada'' ("sharkskin").
* BloodKnight
* TheBrute: Serves this role in the Akatsuki up until [[spoiler:Itachi dies]] (see the FiveBadBand page)
** {{The Dragon}}: Becomes this to Tobi and replaces Pain postion as the Dragon of Tobi and with Zetsu as CoDragons
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Inverted. He is loyal enough to his partner Itachi and Akatsuki, and fanatically devoted to [[spoiler:what he thinks is Madara]]. However, while he was a Mist-nin he had a severe case of this, slaughtering his allies at the drop of a hat and murdering his superior who is impled to have been his mentor, although this was out of loyalty to the village.
* [[spoiler:CyanidePill]]: [[spoiler:Instead of getting captured, he opted for suicide so as to not give any information he may hold to the enemy.]]
* EmpathicWeapon: Samehada's hilt will sprout spikes if anyone other than Kisame picks it up. It can also return to his hand. [[spoiler:it turns out to be a living, sentient sword with a toothy mouth.]]
** LivingWeapon.
** LoyalPhlebotinum: [[DoubleSubversion Doubly subverted]].
** ShapeShifterWeapon
* EnergyAbsorption: His sword lets him absorb the chakra of anyone it touches, or of any technique that launch into the air.
* [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]]: His face, attacks [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel and more]].]]
* ExactWords: He was ordered to protect an Intel squad carrying important codes, and above all to prevent those codes from falling into enemy hands. [[spoiler:At the first sign of trouble, he massacres the squad, so they can't tell anyone the codes they are protecting. His attitude at the time suggests he was actually ''hoping'' they would be attacked just so he could do this, which would mean he did it ForTheEvulz.]]
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead:]] After [[spoiler:his original seeming death by decapitation]], it was revealed several months later that [[spoiler:what actually died was a clone created by Zetsu]].
* FusionDance: With his sword.
* GeniusBruiser: Rarely seen, but he is very quick to pick up on weaknesses and has shown a decided knack for quick yet highly successful plans.
* GradualGrinder : His preferred method of taking down powerful foes.
* LightningBruiser: Terrifyingly fast, and strong enough to trade blows with Guy without any real difficulty.
* LonersAreFreaks: His backstory has elements of this, such as refusing to have lunch with the Intel group he was protecting.
* MakingASplash: Kisame specializes in flashy water jutsu.
** GiantWallOfWateryDoom / KillItWithWater: His preferred finishing moves.
* MeaningfulName: "Same" means shark in Japanese.
** The "ki" part of his name is written with a kanji character meaning ogre or demon. Therefore, his given name is "demon shark."
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Kisame means "demon shark".
* NietzscheWannabe: He believes the world is based on nothing but lies, so he has no particular reason to trust or be loyal to anyone. He only follows [[spoiler:Madara]] because the latter agrees, and because he appears to validate his opinions [[spoiler:for example, by the revelation that he was controlling the 4th Mizukage, thus showing that the Mist was based on a lie and not run by the man everyone was following]], because Kisame believes him when he says he can change all that.
* NotSoSmallRole: For a long time he was just considered as TheBrute and Itachi's sidekick. In the end, he was the last member of Akatsuki (except for [[NonActionGuy Zetsu]]) to be taken down, dying after Itachi and even Nagato and Konan. [[spoiler:He also turned out to be just as close to Tobi as Itachi was before he left Konoha, apparently.]]
* OffWithHisHead: When [[spoiler:the clone of]] Kisame goes up against the Raikage and Killer B, he gets struck with the manliest move ever used in the Naruto universe. His head flies off like a champagne cork.
-->'''Kisame''': Water Release: Super Shark Bo--''(sickening thud)''\\
'''A and Killer B''': '''''[[ProfessionalWrestling DOUBLE]] [[KentaKobashi LA]][[MemeticMutation RIA]][[GratuitousEnglish TOOOOOO]]!'''''\\
''(screen flashes white)''\\
'''Kisame's disembodied head''': Well...you guys are just too fast for me.
* OlderSidekick: To Itachi
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler:Can fuse with Samehada]].
* OnlySaneMan: With Itachi and Konan, among the Akatsuki.
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit / TakingYouWithMe: The scroll he stole back and made Guy fight so hard for... was booby trapped. As soon as it was opened it sealed everyone within range with the Water Prison Technique, complete with shark summonings in each individual prison, while one of the summonings takes the scroll to Madara]].
* SharkMan
* TheMole- becomes this to infiltrate the Allied Force.
* UnknownRival: Guy has a hard time remembering just who Kisame is [[spoiler:for Kisame's whole life]].
* VillainousFriendship: Compared to most of Akatsuki's other teams, which involve hostile relationships between partners, Kisame and Itachi get along quite well. While they were hostile when they first met, Kisame displays genuine concern for Itachi. In fact, other than the aforementioned meeting, they are never shown to argue at all, and that argument was quite civilised and only turned nasty when Kisame drew Samahada. Kisame's last words are even directed at Itachi! Their friendship is actually quite sweet.
* WorthyOpponent: To Guy.
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[[folder:[[color:blue:Orochimaru]]]]
Former member. See [[{{Characters/Naruto-TheLegendarySannin}} The Legendary Sannin]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[[color:purple:Sasori]]]]
-->"''[[MadArtist Fine art]] is something wonderful that's left long into the future ... [[ImmortalityImmorality eternal beauty]].''"

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SasoriCharacter_6354.png
->Child Voice: Creator/AkikoYajima (JP), Creator/KariWahlgren (EN), Jesús Barreda (Spain)\\
Adult Voice: Creator/TakahiroSakurai (JP), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN), Jorge García Insúa (Spain)\\
Hiruko Voice: Yutaka Aoyama (JP) J.B. Blanc (EN)

A MadArtist and MarionetteMaster notable for being very impatient. Before being destroyed by Sakura Haruno, Sasori was usually found maneuvering inside a large, hollow puppet called Hiruko as a means of transportation. It crawled on the ground and featured a scorpion tail that--like most of his weapons--was doused in poison. His grandmother was Chiyo, who taught him how to master puppets in order to divert his attention away from his absent mother and father (who were killed by The White Fang of Konoha, although Sasori did not know this (he was told by Chiyo that they were on another long mission). He developed a technique to convert living humans into puppets, thus creating puppets who could use jutsu. Kidnapped the Third Kazekage and converted him into one of these puppets, somewhere along the way connverted ''himself '' into a puppet, and then fled the village to subsequently join the Akatsuki, where he was partnered with Orochimaru, with whom he worked well together with. After his partner's betrayel of the organization, Sasori sent Kabuto as a spy to infiltrate Orochimaru's ranks and retrieve information.
He was then paired up with Deidara, a fellow art enthusiast. The downside was that they had conflicting views on art, Sasori for "eternal" and Deidara for "fleeting". They frequently argued over this concept, even amidst confrontation with the Leaf ninja sent to retrieve Gaara. Sasori fought his grandmother Chiyo and Sakura, eventually using his own puppet body in battle. He was killed by being pierced in the heart by the first two puppets he ever created: replicas of his Mother and Father.
[[spoiler:His body serves as Kankuro's newest puppet, but Kabuto has used Edo Tensei to revive his spirit as well. In the first fight of the Fourth Ninja War, Kankuro defeats Sasori, telling him how he should not be a puppet to Kabuto. Sasori, moved by this speech, dissolves from his temporary body, giving Kankuro his Mother and Father puppets and telling him to take care of them]].
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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Happens, mixed with PullingThemselvesTogether, when he reattaches his head to his body. In the anime it also happens to his hands when he uses the Water Scroll.
* AnatomyArsenal: See below.
* TheAgeless: Due to being a puppet.
* AnimalMotifs: [[ScaryScorpions Scorpions]] [[MeaningfulName of course]].
* AwesomeButImpractical: His [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin bladed shoulder blades]] allow him to fly via the propeller motion they make and can function as swords or a giant powersaw but because they're attached to his hips it's hard to fight with them properly due to the angle they're situated at.
* {{Badass}}: Being in Akatsuki automatically qualifies for this, and [[spoiler:[[ILetYouWin he could've defeated Sakura and Chiyo, but chose to die at the hands of his puppets]].]]
* BadassBoast: "Since I don't like waiting or making other people wait... I'll end this quickly."
* BewareMyStingerTail: Both his Hiruko puppet and his body have a scorpion like tail
* {{Bishonen}}
* {{Cyborg}}: Kinda.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: After the death of his parents.
* EvilRedhead
* EvilGenius For Akatsuki alongside Orochimaru who both seems to fit the role and for the revived Akatsuki by Kabuto.
* FreudianExcuse: Suggested to some degree that the death of his parents and his attempting to replace them with puppets caused him to turn evil, but Chiyo suggests that the Sand Village teachings caused it.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: After his defeat by Kankuro]]
* ImmortalityImmorality: Believes that by becoming a puppet one can attain eternal life, and has some fairly twisted views on human life.
* HeartDrive: Has one that functions as his core.
* HeelRealization
* InSeriesNickname / AwesomeMcCoolname: Akasuna no Sasori (Sasori of the Red Sand/Scorpion of the Red Sand).
* {{Irony}}: He hates waiting, but because of his puppet body he technically has all the time in the world.
** He claims that emotion is a form of weakness despite having a heart but no brain.
** [[spoiler:Yet thanks to them, Kankuro could set him free of Kabuto´s control.]]
** [[spoiler:His body is now used as a puppet by Kankuro, whom Sasori had [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] way earlier.]]
** [[spoiler:And now his soul is a puppet for Kabuto, who was once under his control as a spy.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5gg7ETLkE Shitsui]]" Translates as 'Despair'. Hm. I wonder why?
* MadArtist: Believes that art lasts forever.
* MakingASplash[=/=]PlayingWithFire: Thanks to fire and water sealed into scrolls, he's able to use the guns in his puppet body's hands for at least those two elemental attacks. First flamethrowers hot enough to melt rock, then water streams intense enough to cut or smash through it (this one is [[AdaptationExpansion Anime only]]).
* MarionetteMaster
* MasterPoisoner: His poisons where nigh incurable to the best of the Sand's medical corps.
** PoisonedWeapons: His weapons (and his puppets' weapons).
*** DeadlyGas
* MeaningfulName: "Sasori" means "scorpion". Sasori's Hiruko armor runs on all four and has a bladed tail, Sasori uses PoisonedWeapons, and he uses a a scorpion as his symbol on the puppets he created before his defection.
* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]]: He's 35 years old but his puppet body, which he created 20 years ago, looks like a teenager.
* OneManArmy: Literally.
* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch: To Kankuro]]
* [[spoiler:PeoplePuppets]]: [[spoiler:Indulges in this after being revived by Kabuto's Edo Tensei due to a lack of usable puppets at his disposal. He combines this with Deidara's explosive clay to turn an incapacitated ninja from Konoha into a [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath suicide bomber]]]].
* [[PoweredArmor Puppet Armor]]: The armor even has a name (Hiruko).
** Anime provides an explanation for that. Hiruko is a human puppet. In the manga, it's just an ordinary puppet.
* PullingThemselvesTogether: After Sakura seemingly destroys his puppet body.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: After he reveals his puppet body, he becomes consideribly less calm.
* ZergRush: His trump card, "Performance of 100 Puppets."
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[[folder:[[color:teal:Deidara]]]]
-->"''[[MadArtist Art]] is a [[MadBomber blast]]!''"

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DeidaraCharacter_2514.jpg
->Voiced by: Katsuhiko Kawamoto (JP), Creator/QuintonFlynn (EN, original), RogerCraigSmith (EN, current), Sergio García Marín (Spain), JesusBarrero (Mexico)

A MadArtist and MadBomber who likes StuffBlowingUp. [[spoiler:The former student of the Third Tsuchikage]], Deidara has mouths in his palms which shape explosive clay, along with a stitched mouth on his chest. He defected from his village of Iwagakure and worked for various anti-government terrorist groups because they readily supplied him with chances to show off his "art". He was forcibly recruited into Akatsuki by Itachi, and hates him and the Sharingan for his dismal defeat. His first partner was Sasori, with whom he frequently argued about what "true art" was (Sasori vouching for 'eternal' art in the form of puppets, and Deidara siding with 'fleeting' art in the form of his bombs). He single-handedly captured Gaara during the first arc of Shippuden, but had one arm crushed by an [[OneWingedAngel enraged]] Naruto in the process and the other sent to another dimension when confronted by Kakashi. He managed to successfully fight against the entirety of Team Guy ''[[WithMyHandsTied with no arms]]''. After Sasori's death he was paired with Tobi, with whom he beat the Three-Tailed Beast. After a pitched battle with Sasuke, Deidara tries to defeat him by [[TakingYouWithMe using his own body combined with his clay as a mini-nuke]]. He fails; Sasuke survived by summoning the giant snake Manda to block the explosion.
[[spoiler:He was later revived by Kabuto's Edo Tensei, joining Kabuto in finding Killer Bee and Naruto, mistakenly believing he killed Sasuke with his final attack. During the Fourth Ninja World War he was teamed with Sasori and Shin, Sai's adopted brother. He was defeated by Sai and imprisoned by Kankuro until the Edo Tensei was ended.]]
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* ArtAttacker
** ArtInitiatesLife
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}: He didn't come to Akatsuki. Akatsuki came to HIM.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BrilliantButLazy: Despite his power being instantaneous, he likes to takes things slow.
* CatchPhrase: "Art is a blast!" Doubles as his FamousLastWords.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: If everyone didn't keep saying "he", Deidara would be considered the second female member of the Akatsuki. Hell, he could pass off as Ino's evil twin.
* EvilLaugh: Not as often as Hidan, but still frequently.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's far from a sympathetic character, but he's often entertaining to watch.
* ForTheEvulz: Before being forcefully recruited into Akatsuki, he worked for various anti-government factions for [[TerroristsWithoutACause no reason but the oppurtunity to blow things up]], and Pain said his reason for fighting is "just because".
* HavingABlast: A lot of the time, and half of it comprises his CatchPhrase.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Will perch himself on clay birds while he rains hell on his opponents.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He gets pretty unhinged when he realizes that Itachi's Sharingan is more artful than his bombs.
* LargeHam
* MadArtist: Of the belief that true art fades in an instant.
* MadBomber: His specialty, even before he joined Akatsuki.
* PetTheDog: Right before pulling his TakingYouWithMe, he mentally apologizes to Tobi.
* PowerPerversionPotential: He has hands with autonomous ''mouths'' (fully decked with teeth and tongue) in his palms, and another in his chest. FreudWasRight.
* PsychoForHire: Of the TerroristWithoutACause variety.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Felt this way about Orochimaru, partly because his departure resulted in him being forced to join Akatsuki.
** He also wanted to use his most powerful techniques on Itachi and Sasuke, only because he hated the [[SuperpowerLottery Sharingan]].
* ScreamingWarrior
* ShoutOut: To Japanese artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar%C5%8D_Okamoto Tarô Okamoto]]. Deidara's CatchPhrase is a quote, while his ultimate explosion has the shape of Okamoto's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_the_Sun Tower of the Sun]].
* SophisticatedAsHell: Does occasionally happen.
* TakingYouWithMe: Attempted on Sasuke, but it didn't work.
* TerroristWithoutACause: Pain says his reason is "Just Because".
* TheSociopath
* TheDarkChick:Acts like this even though he looks like one.Bascially he dosen't really care about his leaders' cause and served this in the Zombified Akatsuki.
* TooManyMouths: Has mouths on his ''[[BodyHorror palms]]''. [[spoiler:And one over his heart for his SuicideAttack.]]
* VerbalTic: Adds "hm" to the end of every other sentence, hm.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He's the first really challenging opponent for Sasuke in Part II.
* [[spoiler:WhoWantsToLiveForever: in the recent filler episode during the Shinobi World War, he ponders the fact that his [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Edo Tensei body]] will never age or decay, and [[FromASingleCell cannot even be permenently destroyed]]. Played with, as his angst isn't so much about the pains of living forever as much as it is the fact that the concept of his newfound immortality ([[TheUndead such as it is]]) clashes with his view of art.]]
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[[folder:[[color:darkgreen:Kakuzu]]]]
-->"''Hidan, anyone with a brain would know that the world '''revolves''' around [[{{Greed}} money]]!''"

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KakazuCharacter_9129.jpg
->Voiced by: TakayaHashi (JP), Creator/FredTatasciore (EN), Fernando Elegido (Spain)

Kakuzu is a NighInvulnerable and almost immortal BountyHunter who cares only about money. He is old enough to have once fought the First Hokage, and can make his body [[MadeOfDiamond as hard as stone]] and extend his body into [[CombatTentacles thred-like tendrils]]. The source of his immortality is his ability to incorporate other peoples' hearts into his body, extending his lifespan and allowing him to use their elements. Paired with Hidan due to his habit of killing his other partners, he captured the Two-Tailed Cat and attempted to go after the Nine-Tailed Fox, but was crippled by Naruto's newest Rasengan variant, and killed by Kakashi. [[spoiler:He was revived by Kabuto's Edo Tensei and sent to fight alongside Kinkaku and Ginkaku, but was sealed.]]
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* AllYourPowersCombined / YouWillBeAssimilated: He can take his opponents' hearts and, at the same time, their [[ElementalPowers elements]]. Therefore, he controls [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[MakingASplash water]] and [[ShockAndAwe lightning]].
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleofAntiVillains Type II]].
* AppendageAssimilation: With human hearts.
* AxCrazy: The reason that Hidan is his partner is because he killed his previous partners in fits of blind rage.
* {{Badass}}: One of Akatsuki's more [[LightningBruiser impressive]] [[GeniusBruiser fighters]].He mentions that he fought the First Hokage and lived ([[AllThereInTheManual although]] BonusMaterial reveals he was more dead than alive), a feat ''Madara Uchiha'' only barely pulled off.
** BadassGrandpa
* BodyHorror: What his body strings do, and create five large beasts that fire powerful elemental attacks from his back that contain one of his five hearts each. Oh and he has two OneWingedAngel modes by recombining with those beasts.
* TheBrute: He and Hidan fullfill this role for Akatsuki during the early part of the series, although he's more of a GeniusBruiser. As well as the brute for Kabuto's Akatsuki zombies.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[spoiler:After meeting up with Izumo and Kotetsu, the two ninja he held helpless while Hidan killed Asuma, Kakuzu merely remarks:]]
--> [[spoiler:"Sorry, pal. I tend to forget about chump-change shinobi when I'm done with them.]]
* CombatTentacles: Can extend his stitches and arms as weapons.
* DeadpanSnarker: Asuma decapitates Hidan and when Hidan tries to talk Kakuzu into bringing him his body, Kakuzu instead takes his head by its hair and carries it over to the body, under loud protests from his partner, stating that Hidan's head "is lighter". He says this with a completely straight face after having just razed a building with his bare fists. Later, when Hidan gloats about having killed Asuma as if it was no big deal, Kakuzu points out that Asuma ''did'' cut his head off. Hidan is not pleased.
* DeathInAllDirections: Many of his attacks do this, which makes Hidan an ideal partner because he doesn't have to worry about accidentally hitting him.
* ElementalPowers: His multiple hearts let him use all of them.
* EvilOldFolks: He's ''91'' years old.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Especially in the Japanese.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Green iris. Maroon sclera.
* FreudianExcuse: Was once a very loyal shinobi, but after his village locked him away for years after a lifetime of loyal service for failing an impossible task, he stole a forbidden technique, killed some of the elders and left, deciding to believe only in money from now on.
* GeniusBruiser: Collectively, he and Hidan are more or less TheBrute for the Akatsuki. This doesn't stop Kakuzu from being very bright, even outsmarting [[TheStrategist Shikamaru]] on occasion.
* GlasgowGrin: After his mask finally comes off, [[spoiler:seen better much later in chapter 489]].
* {{Greed}}
* HairTriggerTemper: Killed all of his partners this way, until he met Hidan.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOh2HM-7xuA Kakuzu]]"
* LightningBruiser: Fast even for the series standards.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: His body strings tear his enemies' hearts so he can fuel his black elemental beasts that emerge from his back. Oh, and he has two [[SarcasmMode very nice]] OneWingedAngel forms.
* MaskOfPower: Has 5 stitched to his back which can [[FlunkyBoss split from him to attack]] or fuse with him to go OneWingedAngel.
* MadeOfDiamond: What his Earth heart does.
* MiserAdvisor: His role in the organization.
* MoneyFetish: Admits this, saying that it'll be useful even in hell.
* NothingPersonal: [[spoiler:He doesn't seem to be particularly mad when he runs into Team 10 again after being revived, even playing along with Shikamaru's shogi metaphors.]]
* OneWingedAngel: He has two more powerful forms he uses after losing some of his masks.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His motivation.
* OnlySaneMan: His intermittent fits of berserk rage notwithstanding, he's among the more realistic and collected members of Akatsuki.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The masks on Kakuzu's back correspond to the four heads of the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Living Creatures]] of Judeo-Christian Mythology. Likewise, they also correspond to the symbols of the four Evangelists, and are arranged on his back in the same order as the Evangelists were traditionally depicted.
* Really700YearsOld: He's been around since the First Hokage, and at 91 [[spoiler:he's even older than Tobi, the true BigBad, before he died.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: When Hidan warns him that killing a priest is a one-way ticket to hell, he simply replies with "Even hell runs on money, I'd be just fine."
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: All of his unique techniques are named (and pronounced very similarly in Japanese) after ''MobileSuitGundam'' mecha used by Zeon in the One Year War, with meaningful kanji replacing the phonetic characters. (e.g. MSN-02 Zeong -> Jiongu -> Earth Grudge Fear; this is Kakuzu's forbidden "body of threads" technique, and the Zeong was a mobile suit that could detach its arms on wires for ranged attacks.) Complete list: Jiongu, Domu, Zukokku, Atsugai, Gian = Zeong, Dom, Z'Gok, Acguy, Gyan
* SoulJar: He can't die unless all of his collected hearts are destroyed.
* SuperStrength: Even by Naruto standards.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Hidan.
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[[folder:[[color:orange:Hidan]]]]
-->"''As the other dies, their agony radiates through my body, and living through it is [[CombatSadoMasochist pure ecstasy]]!''"

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HidanCharacter_9746.jpg
->Voiced by: MasakiTerasoma (JP), Chris Edgerly (EN), Víctor Martínez (Spain)

An immortal ninja who wields a SinisterScythe, Hidan is [[AxCrazy murderously insane]] and follows a ReligionOfEvil. Foul-mouthed and arrogant, he hates [[strike:his partner, Kakuzu]] just about everyone. Fuelling his immortality is a [[BloodMagic gruesome]] ritual that can transfer injuries to his enemies, and being immortal he can survive even [[LosingYourHead losing his head]]. He kills Asuma with this power, and in revenge Shikamaru dismembers him and [[BuriedAlive buries]] the [[AndIMustScream still-speaking pieces alive]]. [[spoiler:And it seems that he's still not dead: Kabuto is able to [[OurZombiesAreDifferent bring back to life]] almost every defeated member of Akatsuki EXCEPT him]].
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* AndIMustScream: Buried alive while being kept living by his immortality.
* AnotherMansTerror: Hidan experiences his victims' final moments. Though he [[CombatSadomasochist doesn't exactly feel terror]] from the experience.
* AssholeVictim: His fate is absolutely horrific and would be a clear-cut MoralEventHorizon if it happened to a nicer person, but let's face it, Hidan was a total douchebag who was absolutely asking for it.
* AxCrazy: The most openly deranged member of the group.
* BladeOnAStick: Carried a collapsible spike in order to inflict precise self injury.
* BloodKnight: Fighting is quite literally all he lives for, and the specific reason why he left his village in the first place.
* BloodMagic: Uses his opponent's blood to link his body with theirs, and typically uses his own to draw the circle.
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: Killed his fellow villagers because they made the village into a bathing resort...BECAUSE it meant no more violence.
* TheBrute: He and Kakuzu fulfill this role for Akatsuki early on, although he's more of the traditional DumbMuscle.
* ChewToy: Official Title in Akatsuki. Kakuzu when enraged would kill his partners. Solution: Give him an immortal one. An obnoxious, swearing, religious nut one. A strange amalgamation of stress reliever/punishment apparently.
* ClusterFBomb: In some fan translations.
* CombatSadomasochist: "Let me feel your pain!"
** OrgasmicCombat: It's strongly implied that he [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar jizzed himself]] when he impaled himself to finish off Asuma.
* ConfusionFu: He swings around his scythe on a long cord, making it fly around unpredictably, and thus making it tougher to block.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Well, subverted in that he cannot die, but being blown up to pieces and buried while alive certainly is cruel and unusual.
* DumbMuscle: Played for laughs, though he really is stupid.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He doesn't condone blasphemy or attacking priests. Although he stil willingly does the latter when he thinks he can get a good fight out of it.
* EvilAlbino
* EvilGloating: Kakuzu is really irritated about that.
* EvilLaugh: A particular offender.
* FateWorseThanDeath: WordOfGod states that his head will ''rot'' before his immortality runs out.
* ForTheEvulz: His religion seems to be built around a sadistic god who encourages his followers to murder ForTheEvulz.
* GigglingVillain
* TheGrimReaper: What his ritual does as a type of OneWingedAngel.
* HypocriticalHumor: Once cracks a joke about his enemies attacking clergymen. Of course, his religious dogma is Thou Shalt Massacre Thy Neighbor.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 6.
** ImmortalityImmorality: Type 1; Hidan needs to kill people to stay immortal.
* {{Irony}}: That fancy immortality of his? [[spoiler:It's the only thing that's keeping him from being brought back with the other beaten Akatsuki by Kabuto, meaning that [[FateWorseThanDeath he's stuck where Shikamaru buried him until he dies from malnutrition]]]].
* JerkAss: When he isn't killing something, he is arguably ''the'' biggest asshole in the series.
* LargeHam: He really hams it up once he starts his ritual, even Shikamaru calls him out for this.
* LaughablyEvil
* TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort: Thanks to his arrogance over being immortal.
* LeeroyJenkins: He's the most impulsive member of the organization.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpkI_12WKnA Hidan]]"
* LickingTheBlade: It's necessary for his ritual.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Whenever he is injured, though he ''does'' feel the pain. Justified, as he's immortal.
* MrFanservice: sort of, given he's an almost WalkingShirtlessScene.
* ObligatorySwearing: In many fanlations, less so in Viz translations, to convey his very rude way of talking.
** PrecisionFStrike: The above-mentioned ObligatorySwearing becomes this in the English dub.
* PsychoForHire
* PsychopathicManchild: Has a tendency to act like a teenager enjoying an adrenaline rush, complete with much smack talk and "woo-hoo"ing.
* ReligionOfEvil: Follows the religion of Jashin, which literally means "[[GodOfEvil evil god]]", and requires killing his opponents.
* ReligiousBruiser: See ReligionOfEvil above.
* SinisterScythe: WeaponOfChoice, more for drawing blood than fatally injuring opponents. Has three blades.
* SmugSnake: Not only is he a loudmouthed psychopath, but he's also an arrogant dick who thinks that he's invincible.
* {{Synchronization}}: Once he uses his BloodMagic.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Kakuzu.
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