Naruto Shippuden: Inheritors of the Will of Fire
is the sixth movie in the Naruto
franchise and the third of the Shippuden
series. Released in 2009
Kekkei Genkai abilites are suddenly disappering from neighboring village save for Konoha which the others begin to suspect the thefts were their doing. Leading into the threat of a great ninja war. Tsunade is ordered to find the culprit or Konoha will be destroyed. However it doesn't take long for the true villain, a former Konoha ninja named Hiruko to present himself, declaring he's after Kakashi's Sharigan. Not long after Kakashi goes missing and is declared a Missing-Nin.
Naturally, Naruto and Sakura are worried for their former teacher and, along with Sai and against Tsunade's orders, go after him in the hopes of proving him innocent and bringing him back home as well as stopping Hiruko from instigating a war.
The movie has the following tropes:
- Batman Gambit: It's obvious Tsunade sent Team 8, 10 and Guy as backup rather then to bring Team 7 back.
- Big Bad: Hiruko, a ninja trying to become immortal and kickstart the Fourth Great Ninja War.
- Body Horror. Hiriko's body underneath the bandages.
- Call Back: Gaara's fight with Naruto is one to his fight with Sasuke during the Chuunin Exams.
- Clear My Name: Both for Konoha as well as Kakashi
- Deer in the Headlights: When he Hiruko realizes that he can't absorb the Rasenshuriken, he just stands there and lets Naruto hit him with it.
- Deus ex Machina: Hiruko can absorb ninjutsu, so it looks like the heroes will defeat him with physical attacks. Instead, Naruto does a Rasenshuriken, and Hiruko can't absorb it for some reason.
- Mega Manning: Hiruko's power, the ability to absorb Kekkei Genkai and other moves into his power set.
- No Sell: Hiruko at the end when he tries to absorb Naruto's Fūton: Rasenshuriken and finds he can't.
- Oh Crap: Hiruko when he finds out that he can't absorb the Rasenshuriken.
- People Puppets: How Hiruko supposedly gets Kakashi to leave Konoha.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Lampshaded when a henchwoman yells at Team 8 for talking instead of fighting her.
- Total Eclipse of the Plot: Hiruko's absorption technique takes place during these.
- You Are Number Six: Literally, Hiruko's henchman are literally named Ich, Nin and San (1, 2, 3)