The character page for the First Try Series - the canonical character traits of Naruto apply until they don't. Don't list canon-only tropes - they must appear in the fanfic itself.SPOILERS are very likely to appear, so be wary.
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When Naruto passed the Academy exam at his first try, he ended up on a different Genin team.
Tropes applied to Team 5:
Childhood Friends: Suzume and Satoshi were friends since childhood, and both knew Tetsuo from visiting Satoshi's aunt.
The main character, assigned to Tetsuo's Team 5 to ensure his passing the Graduation Exam. Under Tetsuo, he undergoes rapid growth as a ninja.
Affectionate Nickname: The Konoha ninja refer to him as the "Little Thief", due to how his seal siphons chakra from the Kyuubi into his own supply.
Almighty Janitor: Naruto. In fact, Konoha's ninja population show frustration at how he wasn't able to earn the Chuunin position he was rightfully worthy of, thanks to what happened in the Kiri exams, which led to his teammates being promoted earlier and his needing to wait. In "Team 7", he's finally promoted by Tsunade for his performance in the Konoha Chuunin Exams.
In Team Tetsuo he gets his chance when Tetsuo arranges for him to fill in for Kabuto for the Suna Winter Exams.
Beware the Nice Ones: His Reason You Suck Speech, directed at Sakura, shows he's not going to take her crap anymore. He gets along with her reasonaby well (relatively speaking anyway) when she's not causing trouble for him or being an idiot.
Irony: Naruto admires Madara for his trapping expertise and reads his books.
Jack of All Stats: Trapping specialty aside, most of his abilities are high but balanced, unlike Sasuke. While he can't beat the latter in a taijutsu bout even after 2 years out in the field, in a real (read: all the abilities at his disposal) fight he'd pummel him.
Like Father, Like Son: Invoked in Team 7:Divergance after all the Sannin die, Orochimaru and Tsunade by Jiraiya's hand and Jiraiya by his own. The new Hokage Hiashi Hyuuga and Danzo know with the Sannin dead, Konoha is at risk because the Sannin were deterrents and now their enemies think Konoha is weak. With the ninja force and civilivian forces already in shambles from the invasion, they are. So Hiashi and Danzo decide to exploit Naruto's reputation as The Ace and mold him to become the second Yellow Flash
Shell-Shocked Veteran: He suffers PTSD after the Kiri Chunin Exams, getting in "moods'' or being extremely overprotective of his friends.
Street Smart: Naruto will never be book smart, but he's very resourceful and knows how to read a situation.
Superpowered Evil Side: Becomes vastly stronger when using Kyuubi's power: improved physical abilities, energy claws, an energy shield and absurd regeneration. Also has a hard time distinguishing friend from foe and tends to kill everything in sight, starting with whoever pissed him off.
Career Versus Wife: The reason Tetsuo became a sensei was because he had to choose between his wife and his career. His wife wanted him to have a less dangerous job than being an active jounin so they could eventually start a family.
Con Man: He was taught by his mother, a grifter from Tea Country. He ending up teaching his students how to pull an effective con. It's also how he met his wife.
Damn You, Muscle Memory: Discussed in First Try: Autumn Leaves - Tetsuo, being new to teaching, has a hard time holding back against his students and sometimes they trigger his instincts, requiring that he restrain himself from using lethal force.
Dark Is Not Evil: A man with dark brown hair and black eyes, whose grandfather is The Dreaded Danzo, and overall a highly noble individual.
Defrosting Ice King: Tetsuo initially hated Naruto for being the Kyuubi, but he eventually turns around and sees Naruto as his own person and a prized student.
Drill Sergeant Nasty: Tetsuo drills his students to the bone and puts them in many situations to gain hard experience, although he lightens up when they show improvement.
He especially does this to Sakura, who came on the trip massively unprepared, to give the spoiled girl a wake up call before she gets someone killed. Considering his background, where a Childhood Friend of his died soon after Academy graduation thanks to teammates of a similar attitude, it's not surprising really.
One Degree of Separation: Tetsuo was babysat as a child by Kushina, which lead him to telling Naruto about her. Which leads to Naruto asking Hiruzen about her.
Women Are Wiser: Is the most centered person on her team. Given her teammates are a klepto and a demon-container, though, who can blame her.
A genin from the same graduating class as Satoshi and Suzume and their friend, he's a member of Team 11 from that year's graduating class. He's temporarily assigned to Team 5 to take the Iwa Chunin Exams after his teammates were murdered in Kiri by a deathtrap, set up by an Iwa Genin team. According to his sensei, Kinako Morishita, he can be difficult to work with.
Action Survivor: Is the only one of his team to survive the death trap in the Kiri Chunin Exams
Chekhov's Gunman: Mentioned briefly in conversation between Tetsuo and Morishita, he is part of the reason Naruto can't become a Chunin with his teammates. The other part... well.
Dramatic Irony: Morishita thought he would be the first in his team to get himself killed, but he was only one to survive.
Giftedly Bad: Is extremely bad at making exploding seals, but loves to do so.
They are not as you know from Canon. In Team 7 they were formed when the Hokage gave Naruto to Kakashi as a bribe to pass them and teach a Genin team. In Team Tetsuo, Sakura and Sasuke were absorbed into Team 5 when Kakashi put off doing the paperwork while Tetsuo filed everything ahead of him in triplicate. When Tetsuo realized he was in over his head with the new additions, he convinced Kakashi to be an assistant teacher to him, making him an honourary member of the team.For tropes pertaining specifically to Naruto and Tetsuo, see their entries in "Team 5".
Disappointed In You: Testuo's happiness at Naruto finally getting a chance at promotion evaporates when he tells Sakura and Sasuke the news and they're relieved that Naruto will be gone for weeks.
Dream Team: In FT:TT, Tetsuo thought that when he got Sakura and Sasuke, he got a dream team with his prized student, the Rookie of the Year and Top Kunoichi. He thought that they wouldn't hold Naruto back and a couple months of nonstop training would get them to Suna Chunin Exams. Then he actually met them. The reality couldn't be more different.
Freudian Trio: Averted - Kakashi tries to equate Team 7 to his old Team 7, but it doesn't work. Naruto is not The Obito, being the best and most level-headed Genin in the group and also hating his new teammates too much to joke or have crushes on them. Sasuke isn't the best this time, plus he's too hotheaded and self-obsessed to be The Kakashi. Sakura is too incompetent of a kunoichi and too judgemental to be The Rin.
Generation Xerox: Defied, as said above Team 7 doesn't act anything like their predessors.
Paper Tiger: Sakura and Sasuke are viewed as this in both Team 7 and Team Tetsuo. Tetsuo points out that Sakura's test scores inflated her overall scores when she did terribly in ninjustu and taijutsu. Sasuke is uncooperative, antisocial and focused on power. They both need therapy. Tetsuo thinks the Academy must of had a bad batch that year. It's worse than that. Much worse.
Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Sakura's crush notwithstanding, Team 7's genin really can't stand each other and don't work well together. Initially, anyway.
When they become members of Team Tetsuo, the more competant and experienced Mentor steadily works at making them at least passable. They still don't like each other, but they learned to tolerate the others.
Exemplified when Naruto doesn't think for a second of telling them that he's leaving for the Suna Chunin Exams and Sakura and Sasuka only feel relieved that he's gone
The Unfavorite: Sakura and Sasuke to Kakashi. He doesn't think to highly of them and tolerates them for Naruto's sake. Subverted with Tetsuo, who starts opening up to them when they improve their attitudes and competence (well, Sakura does at least - Sasuke still hasn't started opening up to the rest of them.)
The sensei in Team 7 and assistant sensei in Team Tetsuo
Break the Haughty: In Team 7, he's forced to accept that his preconcieved plans and notions are unhealthy for both him and Naruto.
Broken Pedestal: In a reversal, Kakashi gets disappointed with Naruto in Team 7. He wants to teach Naruto, but Naruto doubts his teachings and his students refuse to work as he wants them to.
Jumped at the Call: Jumps at the chance to be Naruto's sensei when Tetsuo asks for his help in bringing the new team up to speed. Regrets it when he has to deal with Sakura and Sasuke's drama, but he puts with it because he gets to be involved.
Me's a Crowd: Kakashi teaches Naruto the Shadow Clone Jutsu.
Missed the Call: In Team Tetsuo by being late to his meeting with the Hokage, Hiruzen made him reschedule, allowing Tetsuo the time to fill the paperwork in triplicate to transfer Sakura and Sasuke to his team
The Obi-Wannabe: Kakashi wants to be a mentor to Naruto, but Naruto wants nothing to do with him. It gets better in Team Tetsuo.
Ridiculous Procrastinator: Deconstructed in Team Tetsuo - Kakashi didn't get Team 7 because he put off doing his paperwork a little too long, leading to Tetsuo filling in the appropriate files before Kakashi gets the chance.
Stealth Insult: Says his motto - "Those who break the rules are trash. Those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash." - directly after Sakura and Sasuke fail to figure out the teamwork portion of the Bell Test and Naruto delibrately offers no assistance. Which Naruto notes shows exactly what he thinks of them.
Jiraiya chews him out for his Yandere habits in Team 7.
Yandere: Non-romantic - Kakashi is obsessive over Naruto, to the point that in Team 7, he tries to monopolize his "rights" to the boy (apparently, he promised Minato and Kushina that he'd train Naruto). Because Naruto considered Tetsuo his "real" sensei (unsurprisingly), this is counterproductive and instead fosters resentment - since Naruto already considers Kakashi one of his True Companions, all it did was make the boy spiteful to a man he otherwise likes. Jiraiya calls him out on this, telling Kakashi he failed to take Naruto's feelings into account when he did all this.
Averted in Team Tetsuo - he's initially upset, but when Tetsuo gives him a chance to be at least partially involved in Naruto's personal training, he's quite happy about it. It prevents the fracture in their acquaintanceship that happened in Team 7.
Book Dumb: Inverted and criticized by Naruto, who says that her by-the-book adhearence to the Academy textbooks will get her killed by someone who read the books.
Breakout Character: In Team Tetsuo, where she gets a lot more focus than in the other stories.
Daddy's Girl: To a degree. Good thing too, since Kita Haruno is a more understanding and level-headed than his wife Barako. She does dearly love her mother, too, but even she has memories of the woman being overbearing at times.
For Your Own Good: Kakashi makes her kill the rabbit she catches in a trap: firstly to make her understand that she was causing it to suffer by her indecision, and secondly to indirectly break it to her that she'll probably be forced to kill during her ninja career.
Important Haircut: Forced on her by Tetsuo, who points out how bad long hair can be. However, he only makes her cut it when she can't untangle it - as he knows, competent ninja don't have to worry about long hair.
Jerkass Realization: Sakura realized, looking back that she went overboard on bullying Naruto. But it's less of "I've been a jerk" and more of "I have been a jerk to a now very dangerous person".
Fully sinks in when after the Wave arc in Team 7, she sees Naruto generally being happy with Team 5 and realizes that being on Team 7 makes him miserable.
She steadily gets the other part, though. Steadily.
Gets hit with this again in chapter 39 of Team Tetsuo when she finally learns that Naruto is the Kyuubi's container and realizes she's been a jerk to not only a dangerous person but a dangerous person largely undeserving of her ire.
The Load: Recognised, and she takes steps to avert it. In Team 7, she's given three mentors prior to the Third Stage of the Chunin Exams (Suzume, Ebisu, and Anko).
The Medic -> Combat Medic: when she's disillusioned and made aware of her inadequacies she seeks to join the Medic Corps to get out of field and still maintain her honor in Team 7
And in Team Tetsuo, she's basically thrust into the role by her sensei because she's the best-suited for it.
Entitled Bastard: Reportedly hates all the people who kiss up to him but thinks he is obligated to better training because he's the Uchiha.
Green-Eyed Monster: Grows quickly jealous of Naruto's skill and experience over him, but also gets jealous of Sakura when she proves to be better at something than him.
Harmful to Minors: To demonstrate torture, he's made to watch Mai perform a "demonstration" on an enemy ninja, and is quite sickened by it. Later, he vomits after being forced to kill many Missing-Nin from a burgeoning "village".
Insane Troll Logic: Is prone to this because he doesn't want to accept things that don't fit his world view.
Leeroy Jenkins: He runs headlong into danger without realizing the consequences.
Loners Are Freaks: While Naruto doesn't care about Sasuke personally, he warns Sasuke to let go of his alone wolf attitude because all ninja work in teams and if Sasuke doesn't start working well with others, he'll never be promoted. Sasuke doesn't get a crap.
Selective Obliviousness: Sasuke refused to believe that Naruto graduated earlier than he did, so he makes the rumor that Naruto dropped out and is pretending to be Genin. He's forced to face this when Naruto and him end up on the same team.
Good Is Not Soft: Is a grandfatherly figure to the village and likes to promote peace, but when he found out his putting off reading the textbooks upgrades cause him to overlook the sabotage in the Academy, he puts his foot down. He has the collaborators arrested and worked for immediate reform.
Babysitter from Hell: While he didn't actually do anything bad, he once babysitted Kita Haruno as a child and scared the living crap out of him. It contributed to Kita's decision to not become a ninja.
Doting Grandfather: He was one to Tetsuo when he was a child. He even spoiled Tetsuo with gifts and candy.
The Dreaded: Among the ninjas, who are of the opinion he'll be incredibly dangerous until the day he dies in his sleep at an incredibly old age. Part of it is caused by the fact he's already an old man and crippled to boot and still in active service (something that they realize means he's still strong, knows Kami knows how many tricks and techniques and has buried anyone who tried to kill him), and part of it is caused by his well-earned fame as a Manipulative Bastard.
"That woman's messing with Danzo? I'm amazed she's still alive. I was just a little pipsqueak back during the First War, but I saw him in action then. Crossing him is a really bad idea. It'd be quicker, easier and a darn sight less messy to just turn a Lightning Jutsu on yourself instead."
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He may not like his son marrying a foreigner and his grandson taking after his mother, but Danzo does care for them.
Good Is Not Nice: He's not a pleasant person, but he serves Konoha first and foremost.
The Nicknamer: He calls Tetsuo "The Boy" and Naruto "The Weapon" (only in his head, though).
Obnoxious In-Laws: In the backstory, Danzo absolutely hated his daughter-in-law and hoped that his son would eventually divorce. He lightened up with the birth of Tetsuo... and fell right back when it proved Tetsuo took after his mother.
Oblivious Guilt Slinging: Is on the receiving end of it when Naruto thanks him for believing in his ability to pass on the first attempt - Iruka was secretly convinced that Naruto would fail, and "felt like a Heel" when discovering that Naruto had passed.
Armor Piercing Attack: When Konohamaru tried to attack his grandfather, Naruto nearly killed him (due to his PTSD making him overprotective and irrational), and had to be stopped and reassured by the Hokage.
Armor-Piercing Question: After nearly attacking him, Naruto realized Konohamaru was much like him and asked him why he attacked the Hokage. This question completely changed the boy.
Disproportionate Retribution: Ran out a ninja family with a kekkei genkai because the matriach tripped her into mud. Though Sakura's POV reveals that the woman was apparently a bully towards Barako (which culminated in this incident), it was still a petty thing to do (and doesn't exactly foster respect with the ninja forces). Especially since it would have made more sense to report the woman to the authorities or something, instead of spreading Malicious Slander.
Gossipy Hens: Her powerbase is mostly housewives and retired ninja... until it's turned against her by Danzo.
Papa Wolf: He does make the effort to at least try and give Naruto a warning about not hurting his daughter on missions or else (after hearing about the boy's reputation from Sakura). Key word being "try" - he's not fierce enough for Naruto to be intimidated by him.
Revenge by Proxy: Is a victim of this - he was fired from of his banking job of fifteen years because of what his wife did.
An old friend from Tetsuo's graduating class (though he refers to her by her surname), Morishita was assigned as sensei for Team 11 the same year that Team 5 graduated.
Drowning My Sorrows: She becomes alcoholic and depressed after her first ever genin team is destroyed, two of them killed.
Heel Realisation/Jerkass Realization: After her students' deaths, she is desperate for someone to blame and because the perpetrators are dead, she starts to find excuses for blaming Naruto (he didn't take point knowing he's the best at locating traps, etc.)... and then has the epiphany of how dreadful it was that people directed their hate at the most viable target they could find since the Nine-Tails was no longer around. While she wasn't outright cruel to Naruto before, she makes an extra effort to help him after this fact.
Intergenerational Friendship: She kind of forms one with Naruto after realising how lucky the village is that he's not snapped from the abuse. She even gets him into therapy to overcome the trauma of the Kiri Exams.
Sticky Fingers: Is a pickpocket, which is how she met Tetsuo. Apparently her clan is like this, to a greater or lesser extent. It was one of the agreements in their marriage: Tetsuo would cut down on his conning and she would cut down on pickpocketing.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Is Tetsuo's "aqua-haired love of his life" (which happens to be the same colour as her cousin, Satoshi's).
An Academy graduate from Naruto's age group, he wasn't well-liked by Naruto for having bullied him. He failed the Genin Exam.
The Bully: Used to bully Naruto and nearly got him killed once.
Action Dad: He raises his and Mei's son while his wife gets to be Mizukage
Childhood Friend Romance: Zabuza and Mei grew up together, and while they didn't date before their marriage they are pretty happy with each other. Zabuza notes that while he doesn't get to be Mizukage or activity in the field anymore, he's pretty fortunate to be in the position.
Scarily Competent Tracker: When he found Team 5's abandoned campsite, he deduced the entire fight with the Iwa nin and which one was the Kyuubi Jinchuriki by just their footprints.
Wrong Genre Savvy: Able to deduce with limited evidence that Naruto was Kyuubi Jinchuriki, but believes that Naruto's parents died protecting him from the Yondaime to stop him from taking their son. In Team Tetsuo, he believes that Naruto and his team were on a mission to get rid of an upstart ninja village (rather than stumbling into the scenario), covering it up by hiring Zabuza and his cohorts.