Anime / Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel

Naruto: The Legend of the Stone of Gelel is the second Naruto movie of the franchise, released in 2005 and meant to take place after Episode 160.

The film begins with an attack by a mysterious knights on the Sand Kingdom though Gaara manages to ward them off. Elsewhere Naruto, Sakura and Shikamaru are on a simple catch and retrieve mission to bring back a ferret to its owner. However en route, the same knights attack the trio with Naruto himself taking on the leader, Temujin. Their battle winds up knocking both of them off a cliff and getting picked up by a caravan of people seeking a new homeland. Eventually Temujin head back to his boss, Haido, who is hoping to find the mysterious Gelel Stone so he can create a utopia. Of course, all isn't what it seems and the stone's power could lead to widespread destruction if Naruto and his friends don't stop it.

The Legend of the Tropes of Gelel:

  • Amazon Brigade: Haido's knights.
  • Buried Alive: Ranke's fate since she had Gaara for an opponent.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Ranke.
  • Gainaxing: A strange example where Ranke's breasts jiggle during her fight with Gaara, despite the fact that she is wearing armor.
  • Green Rocks: The eponymous stone is a vivid green mineral suffused with energy more potent than chakra that can be channeled into jutsu like techniques or enhance ones own body and lifespan.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Temujin over the course of the film as he learns his past and Haido's true nature.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Temujin attempts this by stopping the out of control power of Gelel and going down into the void with it. Naruto however will have none of it.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Fugai tries to uses her howl blast on Sakura, but the kunoichi tricks her into doing it underneath a few gigantic chime structures, causing the sound to vibrate and it to collapse right on top of Fugai.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Haido for his two-faced nature.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Fugai's main power.
  • Mind Rape: Kamira does this to Kankurō during their first battle, though he characteristically reveals himself as a disguised Karasu and manages to break out of her illusion.
  • Monster Mash: Haido and his three female warriors all sport this in their Gelel forms.
  • Mook–Face Turn: After Haido reveals his true colors, the faceless knights sacrifice themselves to save the protagonists.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: As Don East pointed out in his review, Haido bears a striking resemblence to Elton John.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Kamira
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Fugai
  • Outside-Context Problem: Haido and his knights take the main characters and the Land of Wind by complete surprise, having abilities, equipment, and artifacts completely unknown to them. Likewise, they in turn had no knowledge of the existence of ninja.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: All of the faceless knights Haido uses are actually powered by the souls of the children from Temujin's village.
  • Prophecy Twist: When they reach the main room where the stone lies, there are murals on the wall which depict the rise and fall of Temujin's kingdom ending with a mural of nothing but utter blackness which they perceive as the destruction of everything. After Haido is stopped and the stone is no more, the blackness breaks off revealing a mural of two tribes shaking hands to symbolize Naruto and Temujin's friendship.
  • Royal Blood: Temujin.
  • Shock and Awe: Ranke's main power.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Haido.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Ranke towards Gaara, who even says it best when one of her attacks fails against him.
    Gaara: First time fighting a ninja?
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Haido who claims he wants to use the stone to create peace across the lands. In truth, he's just another power hungry psychopath.
  • You Killed My Father: Temujin to Haido.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Haido does this to Temujin when he finally locates the stone. Luckily Naruto shows up to prevent Haido from killing him.