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!!Hidden Mist Village provide example of:
* MakingASplash: The village specializes in water jutsus.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Particularly, the seven swordsmen and potential members.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Zabuza and Haku are based on ''Kirigakure no Saizo'' (Saizo of the Hidden Mist), a legendary ninja who also lends his nickname to the Hidden Mist Village. Zabuza got the badass reputation and his supposed fog-based abilities as well as his Water dragon (which here is just another Water jutsu), while Haku got the feminine appearance and cross-dressing.

[[folder:Zabuza Momochi]]
!!Zabuza Momochi
!!!Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP), Creator/SteveBlum (EN), Ricardo Tejedo (Latin American Spanish), David García Vázquez (Spain), Mathieu Moreau (French)
->''As I was used by Gatō, I used Haku. That was all. I've said it already... in the world of shinobi, there are only those who use and those whom are used. We shinobi are simply tools... what I wanted was his blood, not him... I have no regrets.''

The first major antagonist of the series, a renegade shinobi from the Hidden Mist Village hired to kill Tazuna the bridge-builder.

Before the series, he lead a coup attempting to oust the Mizukage and take control of the Village for himself; this failed, and Zabuza barely escaped with his life. Since then, he's been hiring out his sword to the highest bidder, hoping to raise enough funds for another go at the Mizukage.

Zabuza was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist (like Kisame), making him one the strongest ninja in the Hidden Mist Village before his defection. He knows a great deal of Water-Style jutsu and has the ability to shroud himself in mist, making himself invisible. Plus, of course, he's got a {{BFS}}. In a slight subversion of the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, Zabuza was far too strong for Naruto or Sasuke as they were at the beginning of the series to take on; they had to leave him to Kakashi.

Zabuza attacked Team 7 twice during the Land of Waves arc, first with a collection of hirelings, then with his protege Haku. He battled Kakashi to a draw both times before Haku's HeroicSacrifice caused him to turn on and kill his employer, Gato. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath He dies in the process]], and asks to be buried along with Haku.

In ''Shippuden'', Sasuke takes Suigetsu to Zabuza's grave so that Suigetsu can take Zabuza's {{BFS}}. Much later, Kabuto resurrects him and Haku with Edo Tensei, and he is not the least bit happy about it. He is quickly defeated by Kakashi.
* AlasPoorVillain: The earliest pure example in the series (though Haku also got a bit of this by default). He was a Shinobi molded by the Ninja system taught to suppress his emotions and view shinobi to be nothing more than tools. Unfortunately in his last moments, Zabuza realised how deeply he truly cared for Haku because of Naruto, he then sacrifices his life to kill Gatō, and dies wishing he could join Haku in the afterlife.
* AnimalBattleAura: He can focus his chakra / sheer KillingIntent into one. It looks like a demon, hence his epithet of "The Demon."
* AntiVillain: His attitude as a mercenary was strictly professional, and the Mizukage he tried to overthrow [[EvilVsEvil wasn't exactly a good guy himself]].
* ArcVillain: Although Gato is the driving force behind the antagonism, Zabuza serves as the main threat as a hired hitman of the "Land of Waves" arc.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In the Fourth Shinobi World War, Zabuza was reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi to fight against the Allied Shinobi Forces, infuriating Zabuza who did not want to obey someone who would stoop so low as to use the dead.]]
* {{BFS}}: Weapon of choice. It is named the ''Kubikiribōchō'' ("Decapitating Carving Knife").
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: Kirigakure held the practice of pitting academy students against each other in death matches as a final exam. When he was a kid he walked into the Academy graduation exam and killed every single one of the one hundred Academy students despite being untrained as a ninja. The practice was discontinued and he would thereafter be known as the "Demon of the Hidden Mist".
* BloodMagic: [[spoiler: His sword regenerates and repairs itself using the iron in an enemy's blood.]]
* ContractOnTheHitman: Gato hires a bunch of [[{{Mooks}} mercenaries]] to kill Zabuza, who has become a "liability". Backfires BIG time.
* TheCynic: His cynical view of the world consists of the used and the users, as well as viewing shinobi to be nothing more than tools. Despite this, Zabuza grew to care deeply for Haku and viewed him to be far more than a tool.
* CynicalMentor: He raised Haku to be an efficient tool to be discarded when he had no use to exploit. Despite this, Zabuza grew to care deeply for Haku and viewed him to be far more than a tool.
%%* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth
* DeadlyGraduation[=/=]EnfantTerrible: When he was a kid, he killed an entire graduating class of pre-genin, 100 total, despite not even being a student himself.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Was initially going to do this with Kakashi. But then after Gato shows up and insults him by kicking a dead Haku's face and stating YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, he instead borrows a kunai from Naruto so that he could take out his former employer.
* {{Determinator}}: Even with his arms out of commission, he charges through a whole mob of hired thugs and cuts through them with nothing but a kunai held in his mouth just so he can get to and kill Gato; not even being stabbed from every angle is enough to impede him.
* DragonInChief: He is much stronger than Gato, the BigBad of his arc, and carries much of the fighting.
* TheDreaded: Kakashi does seem a little fearful of him when they first meet. And at the end as he's dying with lots of weapons stuck into his back, his DeathGlare is still enough to scare the henchmen hired by Gato into making room for see Haku one last time before finally keeling over.
* EmotionSuppression: He followed standard shinobi procedure and regarded ninja as tools to be used and discarded.
* EnemyMine: As soon as Gato "cancels" his contract with Zabuza, the latter immediately ends his quarrel with Kakashi. He then borrows one of Naruto's kunai to take out his former employer. For their part, Naruto and Kakashi simply watch as Zabuza beelines towards Gato through all of his henchmen, surviving long enough to kill his former boss, and then to say goodbye to Haku one last time.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Expresses his disgust with Gato for double crossing him (and desecrating Haku's corpse), [[spoiler:and is extremely pissed off because Kabuto brought him and several others back from the dead to use as mindless drones]].
-->"This is bullshit, I don't want to fight for someone who would stoop this low."
* ExcaliburInTheRust: The Legendary sword Kubikiribōchō is pretty much an oversized cleaver [[spoiler:with a very slow HealingFactor]]. Compared to, say, Kisame's [[EldritchAbomination sword]] it can be a bit of a letdown until you see why it got the name.
%%* FingerlessGloves
* ForTheEvulz: He recalls the incident of slaying the academy students as fun.
* GenocideFromTheInside: He wiped out 100 academy students within his own village as a child, and years later as an adult he attempted a failed coup d'état on the Mizukage.
* HandicappedBadass: Tears through Gato's army with his arms heavily damaged and unusable. By simply using a kunai in his mouth, along with his legs.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: One of the deadliest ninja in the Naruto-verse. And he is by using... mist, basic water ninjutsu, a [[spoiler:relatively]] normal {{BFS}}, and well fined skulking. He's good enough with using the mist that [[spoiler:Kabuto actually goes out of his way to make sure that the rest of the swordsmen act as meat shields so that he can keep the mist up]].
* HitmanWithAHeart: His realization towards the end of his life was that he deeply cared for Haku and wasn't the tool that he made him to be.
* HungryWeapon: [[spoiler: Kubikiribōchō uses the blood of enemies to repair itself.]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Begs [[spoiler:Kakashi to stop him and Haku]] as he feels his mind is being sealed away by [[spoiler:Kabuto]].
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: [[CaptainObvious He is a member of the seven swordman of the mist]], but besides that, he was good enough to force Kakashi to face him with the Sharingan and [[spoiler: killed dozens of Ninjas in seconds after being revived by Kabuto]].
* KnightOfCerebus: The villains before him were an easily-defeated {{Jerkass}} intending to use Naruto and [[DesignatedVillain Ebisu]], who's played for laughs and mostly harmless. The moment he and his minions show up, it's clear they intend to kill their opposition in cold blood.
* LightningBruiser: Able to keep up with Kakashi in their fight.
* MakingASplash: All of his jutsus are water style.
* ManlyTears: Displays some after Naruto berates him for thinking of Haku merely as a tool, and not as a human at all:
-->'''Zabuza''': You talk too much. Your words cut deep... deeper than any blade. While he fought you, his heart was breaking in two. You see, Haku was always too soft and too kind. He felt pain and sorrow, and now, curse him, I feel them, too!"
* MasterSwordsman: As one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, he's this.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Has them under his facial wraps.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Zabuza" means "[[OneHitKill never cut twice]]".
* NoSympathy: Responds to Haku's HeroicSacrifice with a single BeatPanel of StunnedSilence, before smiling and mocking Kakashi, then commenting that he "sure chose a good tool" (i.e. Haku)... Ultimately averted, however, as Kakashi remarks that Zabuza is actually greatly affected by his loss. Most notably he hesitated to immediately cut through Haku to get to Kakashi.
** [[spoiler:In part 2, when [[{{Necromancer}} Kabuto]] made this an InvokedTrope, it triggered Kakashi's LetsGetDangerous moment. In short, Kabuto [[HisStoryRepeatsItself sacrificed Haku in order to prevent Kakashi's Lightning Blade from hitting Zabuza]], only this time Zabuza unflinchingly cut Haku in two in order to get to Kakashi, making Kakashi realize what a desecration of the humans that Zabuza and Haku were in life the Impure World Resurrection really was by reducing them into emotionless tools.]]
%%* NobleDemon
* NotSoStoic: Shows this at the end of his life, as he notes that not even he can completely kill his emotions.
* OminousFog: [[SignatureMove The Hidden Mist Jutsu]], which he used to perform his Silent Killing. By creating a thick mist, Zabuza could blind his targets, making it difficult for them to defend against him. In this manner, Zabuza was capable of carrying out stealthy attacks even in completely open spaces, able to suddenly disappear from an enemy's sight and then strike unseen. His skill with this jutsu was such that he could create an impenetrable mist without the need of an immediate source of water nearby.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Suffers from a FauxDeath thanks to Haku. Since the latter appeared to be hunting him down, Kakashi and the others think nothing of it at the time. But it's quickly revealed that Haku actually saved Zabuza from really being killed by Kakashi had he not intervened when he did.
* PetTheDog: It's indicated he still treated Haku kindly enough despite claiming to see him as a mere tool.
* ProfessionalKiller: He makes it clear that he has nothing against the people in his way; business is just business.
* PunchClockVillain: See above. The instant he's aware of Gato terminating his employment, he deadpans that he and Kakashi have nothing more to fight about.
* RasputinianDeath: There is a reason why he is the Poster Man of a HumanPincushion.
* RedBaron: "Kirigakure no Kijin" / The Demon of the Hidden Mist.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: When he realizes how much Haku meant to him, he charges Gato and his men, killing them but being mortally wounded in the process. His arms were both disabled, but he could still [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome hold a kunai with his mouth to take out Gato]].
* SelfDuplication: He could create water style clones, which he could maintain several of at the same time, often using them as diversions.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: To Haku, who he deemed as a weapon and tried to force him to kill his "heart"... but he was secretly proud of him all along.
* SoProudOfYou: To Haku at his last moments of life [[spoiler:and done after the resurrection via Kakashi]].
* StarterVillain: The first Jonin level threat that Team 7 encountered. He was, initially, a match for Kakashi and pushed the rest of Team 7 to undergo training to meet him a second time in battle.
* StealthExpert: He specialized in stealth kills which he enforced with the Hidden Mist jutsu.
* TheSvengali: His relationship with Haku. In death, he realizes Haku was much more to him.
* TakingYouWithMe: Pulls one of these on his traitorous employer Gato.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He's the first genuine threat in the series, showing the Team 7 genin both how out-classed they are and also how brutal the ninja world can be.
* WeaponOfChoice: Being one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, he wielded a large blade known as the Kubikiribōchō.
* WeaponTombstone: Until Suigetsu retrieved it. In the anime, it was pinched by a crime lord before Taka went after him to obtain it.
* WhyWontYouDie: The last words of Gato. Pretty Justified.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Kakashi to be one. Acknowledges Naruto as one before his death.

!!!Voiced by: Creator/MayumiAsano (JP), Creator/SusanDalian (EN), Carola Vázquez (Latin American Spanish), Ana Esther Alborg (Spain), Nathalie Hugo (French, original series), Marcha Van Boven (French, ''Shippuden'')
->''I want to protect the person important to me... I want to work for that person. I want to fight for that person. I want to make that person's dream come true... That is my dream.''

Zabuza's BattleButler. An extreme case of DudeLooksLikeALady (or maybe a CreepyCrossdresser; resulted in UnsettlingGenderReveal for Naruto).

Haku was born in a cold village orphaned during the wars. At the time, there was a prejudice against people with kekkai genkai; unfortunately, Haku's mother had one, which he inherited.. When Haku's dad and the villagers learnt it, they killed Haku's mom and tried to kill him, but he killed them with his newfound powers instead and ran away. Zabuza encountered him and, thinking he might be useful, took him in and raised him. After only a few years, Haku was almost as good an assassin as Zabuza himself.

An AntiVillain, Haku serves Zabuza because he lacks any other sense of purpose in life, claiming to be nothing more than Zabuza's tool. Zabuza treats him as such.

Haku's kekkai genkai, the one he got from his MissingMom, allows him to fuse the water and wind elements to generate ice. He uses this ability to perform the devastating Demonic Ice Mirrors (Crystal Ice Mirrors in the dub) jutsu. Demonic Ice Mirrors generates a dome of mirrorlike panes of ice around his opponents, each with an image of Haku reflected in them. Haku can travel between the panes at high speed, attacking with needle-like senbon while in transit. The panes are all but indestructible, so Haku can fight defensively, avoiding damage and wearing his opponents down bit by bit. It takes the combined power of Sasuke's Sharingan developing and the Nine-Tailed Fox's chakra manifesting for the first time to break the mirrors.

Haku first appears after Zabuza's first encounter with Team 7 disguised as a Mist Village "hunter-nin", claiming that he's been assigned to kill Zabuza for betraying the Village. In reality, however, Haku merely stunned Zabuza, allowing the pair to escape unharmed. He later appears to give Naruto some advice (since Haku was wearing a mask during their first encounter, Naruto didn't recognize him), and then again at the arc's climactic battle on the bridge, where he engages Naruto and Sasuke while Zabuza faces down Kakashi (and poor Sakura, uh, [[NeutralFemale looks on helplessly]], since she's stuck shielding Tazuna). After a lengthy battle, Haku [[DivingSave jumps in front of Zabuza]] to protect him from Kakashi's Lightning Blade. Zabuza, realizing how much he valued Haku's companionship, ceases his pursuit of Tazuna and turns on Gato, killing him and lots of his minions in a desperate and badass FoeTossingCharge before he dies.

Kabuto later resurrects him and Zabuza with Edo Tensei. He sacrifices himself (again) to prevent Kakashi from killing Zabuza (again).
* AntiVillain: Probably the friendliest one you can find in Anime history.
* ApologeticAttacker: On occasion in games in the series.
* ArtisticAge: Despite appearing almost younger than anyone in Team 7, he's actually 15.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The sole reason he works for Zabuza was because he was nice to him while an orphan in a city. Though he knows Zabuza is just using him for his power, he was still taken care of while young.
* BlowYouAway: One half of his Ice Release techniques, which fuses water and wind chakras together.
* BrokenBird: Broken after seeing his mother murdered by his father and having to kill said dad in self-defense, he then became a StreetUrchin and wandered aimlessly until he was found by Zabuza Momochi. From then on Haku considered himself merely as a weapon for Zabuza's plans, and that ended up in tragedy.
* CreepyCrossdresser / WholesomeCrossdresser: His pink civvies cause Naruto to [[UnsettlingGenderReveal mistake him for a girl]]. (As for Creepy vs. Wholesome... he's an AntiVillain, remember?)
* CruelToBeKind: How he "kills" Zabuza after the latter's first defeat against Kakashi. Zabuza later complains about getting hit in that particular area in his neck, but is thankful for being saved from really being killed by Kakashi if given the chance.
* DeadlyDoctor: A more subtle example. He puts Zabuza into a fake death state with a thrown needle in order to trick Team 7. Later, in the bridge battle, he specifically only targets Sasuke in non-vital areas in an attempt to dissuade and not kill him. The obvious implication is that he could have gone for fatal shots from the start if he so chose.
* DeathByAThousandCuts: Attempts to do this to Naruto and Sasuke. It almost works on the latter, but only serves to piss off Naruto to the point he has a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening and suffers from a CurbStompBattle as a result. Only when Naruto sees his face does his anger subside, recognizing him from an earlier encounter in the forest.
* DiesWideOpen: Kakashi closes his eyes.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Naruto says he's 'prettier than Sakura'. Doesn't help that he has long hair either.
* FlechetteStorm: His Thousand Stinging Water Needles of Death which also serves as an example of DeathInAllDirections.
* FragileSpeedster: He's noticeably vulnerable provided you can catch him.
* HeroicSacrifice: His self-assigned purpose is to serve and protect Zabuza, even if it costs him his life. [[spoiler:Twice]].
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Is one of the few characters shown capable of using one-handed seals.
* AnIcePerson: Courtesy of his kekkei genkai/bloodline limit: Ice Release.
* KickTheDog: Has a literal example when he kicks one that's barking at him while digging through some garbage for discarded food. But his treatment by his father upon finding out about his abilities causes him to GoMadFromTheRevelation. After killing his wife, he attempted to kill Haku, who then ends up killing them in self-defense.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The fact that he's working with Zabuza is supposed to be a ''twist'' in his first appearance. Try telling that to anyone with even vague knowledge of the series and they'd probably laugh at you.
* MagicMirror: His Demonic Crystal Ice Mirrors which serve as a PortalNetwork.
* MakingASplash: The other half of his Ice Release techniques.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Although his AntiVillain status puts the his level of malevolency in question.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Haku, for all intents, was the StarterVillain of series. He died during the first major arc. Despite this,[[ThePowerOfFriendship he has been the major influence behind Naruto's personal code]], a code which itself has been picked up by other characters in the series such as Hinata, Neji, and Gaara as well.
* MuggleMageRomance: Is the result of one.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Assists Zabuza (sometimes contrary to his orders) even though he's a criminal, although he does put Sasuke into a death-like state rather than kill him.
* NiceGuy: You cannot find a more likable AntiVillain if you tried - he even struck carefully during the fight with Sasuke and Naruto, so that he only hit certain vital points and didn't kill Sasuke. This after claiming he would "kill" his kind heart for Zabuza, too.
* PressurePoint: Specializes in hitting these with acupuncture needles and he can do this well enough to induce false death in the heat of battle.
* ReluctantWarrior: Tried to avoid killing Naruto and Sasuke if at all possible. Unfortunately neither one of them backed down, and continued to struggle, forcing him to weaken them to the point they couldn't get back up. And when he seemingly kills Sasuke, that only pisses off Naruto.
* RetCon: His physical traits changed noticeably in his Shippuden appearance. While already extremely androgynous or feminine-looking, the second appearance cranks this UpToEleven, even going so far as changing flashbacks to his original debut in order to give him bigger, softer eyes, more feminine eyelashes, and even ''lipstick,'' for some reason.
* RuleSixtyThree: Female versions of Haku are ''very'' common in fanfiction.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Killed his father in self-defense.
* SilkHidingSteel: A rather odd example, considering that he is male.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Haku is an aversion of this trope. The boys were majorly outclassed with this one -- they were just lucky that he's a TechnicalPacifist.
* SpeedBlitz: While using the Demonic Ice Mirrors.
* TakingTheBullet: For Zabuza. [[spoiler:Twice.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: Finds it hard to kill people. Results in a lot of FauxDeath at his hands.
%%* TheQuietOne
* UndyingLoyalty: To Zabuza, who sort of rescued him while he was an orphan struggling to survive in the city.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Drops one on a thoroughly confused Naruto.
-->'''Haku:''' And by the way? I'm a man.\\
'''Naruto:''' NO WAAAAAAAY!
* YamatoNadeshiko: GenderFlipped as he's a guy but let's list the other traits: loyal and submissive to Zabuza, kind and polite to others, strong inner iron, and works as a female ninja.

[[folder:Fifth Mizukage]]
!!Mei Terumi
!!!Voiced By: Yurika Hino (JP) Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (EN)

A very beautiful adult woman who is currently leader of the Village Hidden in the Mist and apparently relatively new to the position. She does not remember the previous leadership fondly. Tends to coddle her younger bodyguard.

During the Kage Summit, she acts rather dodgy when asked about rumors that Akatsuki formed in her village, and when she finds out Danzo is capable of MindControl she suspects him of using it on the previous Mizukage. She manages to nearly kill Sasuke during the meeting, and initially helped guard the daimyo of the Shinobi Countries. She then fights the revived Madara Uchiha alongside the other Kages, but despite their impressive teamwork they still end up losing to Madara's might.

Years after the war comes to an end and during some point at the epilogue, Mei passes down her title to her former bodyguard Chojiro. Hilariously, she never finds a nice looking decent man, thus ensuring that she will forever grow up without ever marrying.
* ActionGirl: A very efficient one, for a change.
* AllThereInTheManual: She is never addressed by her real name in-universe, only as "Lady Mizukage" or some other variant.
%% * AnimeHair
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: In the Hidden Mist Village, the title of Mizukage is granted to the strongest ninja in the village, regardless of age or experience. As the Fifth Mizukage, she is the strongest active ninja of her village, and it shows when [[SuperpowerLottery Madara Uchiha]] is wary of her techniques.
* BlackMage: She avoids getting in the thick of things preferring to unleash barrages of elemental ninjutsu from a distance.
* BerserkButton: The mere mention of ''anything'' regarding her age or relationship status, or lack thereof, within earshot. It doesn't even have to be directed or about her. [[TwistingTheWords It doesn't even have actually]] ''[[TwistingTheWords be]]'' [[TwistingTheWords a mention of age or relationships, but similar sounding words.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: By far the nicest of the Kages, charming and affectionate. But as the Mizukage she is very formidable to the point where even Sasuke struggled to endure her wrath.
* BreathWeapon: She has various techniques which involve shooting things out of her mouth.
* TheChick: Of the Five Kages
* ChristmasCake: She takes issue with any comment even vaguely related to her age or ability to get married.
* DishingOutDirt: Part of her Lava Release jutsu.
* DissonantSerenity: Maintains a smile on her face and a cheerful attitude even when making a death threat or trying to melt off someone face.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Several female fans do, but [[StupidSexyFlanders it's hard not]] [[MsFanservice to see why]].
* {{Foil}}: One to Tsunade. They are both the 5th generation kage, women and [[ChristmasCake Christmas Cakes]]. While Tsunade doesn't care, it's Mei's berserk button. Their fighting styles are opposite, Tsunade uses super strength, while Mei's uses her Kekkai Genkais. The most obvious is Tsunade is the Fire Shadow, while Mei is the Water shadow.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: She gracefully wipes a drop of dissolving goo she spat out from her mouth. It looks like it's white and kinda thick. It doesn't help that she looks hungrily at it and comments on Sasuke's handsomeness while doing so. Doesn't apply in the anime where the color shows she is wiping ''lava'' from her mouth.
* FormerlyFit: Mei put on some weight by ''[[Manga/{{Boruto}} Boruto's]]'' time, gaining HartmanHips and a number of wrinkles as the years went by. Justified though, given how long after the original series the story takes place and the relative peace of the era.
* HollywoodAcid: Boil Release, which is a mix of Fire and Water.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: If it wasn't for her chainmail, we could probably see her nipples... Though given the nature of chainmail, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar we probably already could]].
* LadyOfBlackMagic: She's the in-universe equivalent of one as an older and elegant kunoichi who uses powerful {{elemental|Powers}} [[FunctionalMagic ninjutsu]] to attack from afar.
* [[MagmaMan Magma Woman]]: Lava Release, mix of Fire and Earth.
* MakingASplash: Part of her Boil Release jutsus.
* MeaningfulName: "Mei Terumi" actually means "Shining beauty".
* MrsRobinson: She spends her entire conversations with Sasuke pointing how he is at her taste − and let's not even mention the "mouth-wiping" scene. Sasuke is ''17''! She is also a bit too attentionate to Chōjūrō − [[BodyguardCrush not that the latter minds, really.]]
* MsFanservice: Her incredible hotness is jokingly considered a bloodline limit in its own right on some forums. She has long red hair, a curvaceous figure in a skin tight dress which bares her shoulders.
* PeekABangs: Her left eye is often covered by her bangs.
* PlayingWithFire: Part of her Lava Release and Boil Release jutsus.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: To Sasuke, saying he is cute before [[spoiler: melting freaking Susanoo with a single attack]].
* RapunzelHair: It goes almost all the way down to the floor even though she's wearing it in a long top knot. She shortens it considerably in her later years.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Superpowerful enough to be blessed with two blood inheritances.
* SuperpowerLottery: In addition to having control over ''three'' regular elements, she also has ''two'' [[SuperpowerfulGenetics bloodline limits]] each giving her ''another'' element.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her Boil Release managed to [[spoiler: melt Susanoo in seconds]] making it the single strongest heat attack until now... and barely taxes her at all. Not even [[SuperpowerLottery Madara Uchiha]] wanted to be anywhere near it.
* TwistingTheWords: May take any random comment as a statement about her age or relationship status (or lack thereof), ''even if that person wasn't talking to or about her''.
--> '''Ao:''' What have you engaged for us to eat tonight? You have arranged our meals, Chojuro, haven't you?
--> '''Mei:''' ''(thinking)'' Engaged... Engaged to be married?!
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Self-imposed and doubles as her Berserk button.

!!!Voiced By: Tadahisa Saizen (JP) Creator/SteveBlum (EN), Philippe Résimont (French)

One of the Mizukage's body guards. Middle-aged and wears [[EyepatchOfPower an eyepatch]]. Critical of his teammate Chojuro's indecisiveness, likely as a result of his upbringing during the time when the village was known as "the Blood Mist".

When Mifune suggest Danzo to lead the inter-village effort against Akatsuki, Ao reveals that he has a Byakugan under his eyepatch and uses it to discover that Danzo's eye and arm are that of a ninja he previously fought named Shisui Uchiha, who had the ability to control others minds without their knowledge. He then goes after Danzo's group when they flee, but falls for Fu's trap, with Danzo not too happy about him possessing abilities taken from a Konoha ninja. He is eventually saved by the 5th Mizukage and Chojuro, and is currently serving in the Allied Shinobi Forces as captain of the Sensor Division.

He was been killed by the Ten Tails' destruction of the Allied Shinobi Forces HQ, along with Inoichi and Shikaku. [[spoiler: Or so it seemed.]]

* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Lost his arm and leg in the Fourth Shinobi World war, replacing them with mechanical prosthetics.]] [[spoiler: Boruto defeats him by severing his artificial arm and leg with his chakra sword.]]
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler: Due to his injuries he received from the Ten-Tails' attack, Ao became a patient of Katasuke, who used Scientific Ninja Tools to rehabilitate him. Equipped with a prosthetic left leg and hand.]]
* AttackDrone: Used as a last resort, [[spoiler:the Mirror Drones. This Scientific Ninja Tool is a disk-shaped drone that can be controlled remotely with chakra to fly and attack. Ao used four, which he used to fire Jutsu Bullets from, that are strong enough to render a target unconscious. When not using it in battle, he kept the drones hidden high up in the sky.]]
* AuraVision: With the Byakugan he could determine if an individual was under the influence of genjutsu and distinguish chakra colours of certain individuals.
* {{BFG}}: [[spoiler:In the Boruto series, he wields a ninja tech steel gun barrel, it fires fire-elemental ninjutsu rather then bullets but is quickly destroyed by Konohamaru.]]
* BloodKnight: Ao also seems to possess a colder and battle-hungry side as he is accustomed to the ways of the "Bloody Mist Village". [[spoiler:Even 16 years after the 4th Shinobi World War, he looks forward to taking part in combat for the first time.]]
%%* CatchAndReturn
* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler: He leaves this impression on Boruto after a conversation on a train.]]
* CrazyPrepared: His paper-tag earrings, which have seals on them to protect his Byakugan from theft.
* CyberNinja: After his return in ''Boruto'', [[spoiler: much of his body was replaced with cybernetic implants robbing him of the ability to fight with taijutsu. Its after he steals technology from Katatsuke that Kara implants his body with weapons to make up for it]].
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: His last act? Is to save Boruto from Koji Kashin's attack using a ''ninjutsu'', embracing once more that he is a shinobi and dying accordingly.]]
* ExoticEyeDesigns: The Byakugan in his right eye which is a pupil-less white/silver eye.
* EyepatchOfPower: Conceals a Byakugan eye, which he received from a member of the Hyuga clan that he fought in battle. Thanks to the way the Byakugan works, he doesn't even have to remove the eyepatch to use it.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Despite his previous loyalty to Kirigakure, he has not returned to the village since the war's end and has betrayed it to join Kara as an "Outer"...a sleeper agent in the Shinobi world.]]
* FirebreathingWeapon: Most of his [[spoiler: Scientific Ninja Tools in Boruto are equipped with the ability to shoot Fire Release Bullets from them including his MechaMooks, his ChainsawGripBFG and his ChestBlaster]].
* TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne: He was also a highly skilled sensor shinobi, a testament to which is that during the Fourth Shinobi World War he was appointed as the Captain of the Sensor Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces. With his sensory skills he could even pick out the reincarnated shinobi out of thousands of White Zetsu clones, a feat that his counterparts could not perform. Along with Inoichi Yamanaka, he was able to erect an immense Sensing Barrier, which allowed him to monitor the battle between the Allied Shinobi Forces and the White Zetsu Army. Ao counts among the few sensors that have shown the ability to sense natural energy.
* GeometricMagic: His sealed earrings.
* GrumpyOldMan: He believed that men should be tough and decisive, constantly scolding Chōjūrō for his pessimistic and weak demeanour. This attitude seemed to be caused by his upbringing during the times when Kirigakure was known as the "Village of the Bloody Mist". He had a tendency of bringing up how things were done during those days, usually while fussing over Chōjūrō's behaviour.
* HandicappedBadass: His mostly artificial body prevents him from throwing down with taijutsu but he makes up for it [[spoiler: with the AnatomyArsenal hidden inside him with tech stolen from Katatsuke]].
* HeroicSacrifice:
** Awaiting imminent death of a tail beast bomb from the Ten Tails, Ao and the Sensor Division resolved to perform the duties they were assigned until the end, and were able to relay one last strategy before the attack reached HQ, destroying the building and killing everyone. [[spoiler:He ended up being the SoleSurvivor of the Sensor Division.]]
** [[spoiler: Even though he could have saved himself from Koji Kashin's attack, he chooses to rescue Boruto instead at the cost of his own life, choosing to be a ninja at the very end.]]
* HiddenWeapons: His body contains many of them by the time he resurfaces in ''Boruto'' including a LaserBlade in his [[BladeBelowTheShoulder arm]] and a ChestBlaster.
* KilledOffForReal: He is killed with the Sensor Division by the Ten Tails in the original series, [[spoiler:but in the Boruto series it turns out he survived having lost most of the left side of his body.]]
* MagicalEye: Ao possessed a single Byakugan that he could activate at will, which he transplanted from a Hyūga clan member he defeated. [[spoiler: One of the many physical injuries Ao received during the Fourth Shinobi World War was the loss of his Byakugan.]]
* MakingASplash: He has the Water Release and can perform water element jutsu due to being a ninja from the Hidden Mist Village.
* MindControl: He subjected [[spoiler: Katatsuke to this in order to steal intel on Scientific Ninja Tools]].
* OldSoldier: Ao has fought on the battlefields ever since he was a young boy, and is a veteran of the 3rd and [[spoiler:4th]] Shinobi World War.
* PaperTalisman: His earrings which have a powerful sealing jutsu that form a barrier to protect his Byakugan.
* ProstheticLimbReveal: [[spoiler:Due to his injuries he received from the Ten-Tails' attack, Ao became a patient of Katasuke, who used Scientific Ninja Tools to rehabilitate him. Equipped with a prosthetic left leg and hand, Ao could resume living a normal life.]]
* RedBaron: He was known as "Byakugan Killer, Ao"
* ReturningWarVet: [[spoiler: He's given a mission by the underground organization Kara 16 years after the 4th Shinobi World War.]]
* RunningGag: Whenever Ao scolds Chōjūrō, Mei always [[TwistingTheWords mishears it as something offensive towards her love life]], such as "arrangements" for "engagements", "manage" for "marriage", and "call you ambitious" for "called off", and threatens to kill Ao if he doesn't shut up, much to his confusion.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:He is the sole survivor of the Sensor Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces which was wiped out by the Ten-Tails.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: Ao has messed up a few villains' plans by sheer chance. He saw through the Genjutsu Tobi placed on the Fourth Mizukage Yagura, which led to the end of Yagura's bloody reign. He also uses his Byakugan to see through the genjutsu Danzo was using on Mifune to make himself head of the Shinobi alliance, resulting in Danzo fleeing the Kage Summit.
* SuperReflexes: When Fū trapped him in his Mind Puppet Switch Cursed Seal Technique, Fū attempted to retrieve the Byakugan by making Ao decapitate himself then switching back into his own body, however Ao warned Fū to time it carefully as too soon would allow Ao to dodge and too late would take Fū down as well. Before the true outcome could happen, the Mizukage and Chōjūrō intervened and saved Ao.
* SuperSenses: He is a skilled sensor ninja who can sense the chakra of ninja and has a Byakugan in his right eye which contains abilities such as 360 degree vision and telescopic view.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:By the time of the Boruto Era, he longer wishes to be recognized as a ninja, and instead takes up the usage of Scientific Ninja Tools as weapons over ninjutsu.]]
* TookALevelInCynic: [[spoiler:After surviving the Fourth Shinobi World War, Ao has seemingly grown bitter and disillusioned with the Shinobi world. Despite his previous loyalty to Kirigakure, he has not returned to the village since the war's end and has betrayed it to join Kara as an "Outer".]]
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler: A former hero of Kirigakure, he had the potential to do good things with the Scientific Ninja Tools at his disposal. In defeat he is reminded of what being a ninja is and saves Boruto at the cost of his own life.]]
* TrueSight: The Byakugan in his right eye has the ability to pierce through visually disabling techniques and illusions. Using the Byakugan years previous, Ao was able to notice the genjutsu that controlled the 4th Mizukage. During the Kage Summit, he exposes Danzo's genjutsu on Mifune.
* VeinOVision: The Byakugan in his right eye can see the chakra network and identify chakra points.
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: During the Third Shinobi World War, he defeated a Hyūga member and took one of their Byakugan, which he implanted into his right eye socket.
* WhenIWasYourAge: He had a tendency of bringing up how things were done during his days, usually while fussing over Chōjūrō's behaviour. [[spoiler:Years after the 4th War, he meets Boruto and shares his experiences with him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He considered Shisui Uchiha as one. At the Kage Summit, he was able to recognise Shisui's chakra from Danzo since it left an impression on him from an encounter. For having resorted to using his [[spoiler: [[AttackDrone Mirror Drones]], he considerd Boruto as such.]]
* XRayVision: The Byakugan in his right eye can see through solid objects, including the eyepatch he wears to conceal it.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has blue hair.
* ZenSurvivor: [[spoiler:After surviving the 4th Shinobi World War and losing two limbs, Ao has seemingly grown bitter and disillusioned with the Shinobi world. Despite his previous loyalty to Kirigakure, he has not returned to the village since the war's end.]]

!!!Voiced By: Creator/KoukiMiyata (JP), Creator/BrianBeacock (EN)

Like Ao, he is another bodyguard to Mei Terumi, the 5th Mizukage. One of the 7 Swordsmen of the Mist. Now that Zabuza & Kisame are dead, the only real one left. Frequently annoys Ao because he stutters and seems to lack self-confidence.

After accompanying the Mizukage to the Kage Summit, he is currently helping her guard the daimyo of the Shinobi Countries.

He later becomes the Sixth Mizukage sometime after the War.
* BadassInCharge: Becomes the 6th Mizukage.
%%* BodyguardCrush
* CharacterDevelopment: Grows more confident during the Fourth Shinobi World War.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Consistently chastised for his [[ShrinkingViolet timid nature]] and indecisiveness, but when things get heated -- [[BodyguardCrush or the Mizukage needs him]] -- he's [[AssKickingPose ready]] [[LetsGetDangerous to rock]].
* DropTheHammer: His sword is a MorphWeapon that can turn into various other weapons, such as a big hammer made of chakra when released.
* EmpathicWeapon: Per say. The more chakra Choujuro puts into his blade, the stronger it becomes. Hence, the more confidence he gains, and the more he thinks about protecting the [[LikesOlderWomen Fifth]] [[ChristmasCake Mizukage]], the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything longer]] and bigger, and thus stronger, his weapon's forms become.
* HeroesPreferSwords: As a kenjutsu practitioner, Chōjūrō wields a dual-handled sword called Hiramekarei, that is linked together at the handles by a chain.
* LikesOlderWomen: Has a crush on the older Mizukage. Her very peculiar attention to him [[MrsRobinson does nothing to help]].
* MasterSwordsman: Only one of the Seven Shinobi Swordsmen to still be loyal to the Hidden Mist
* {{Meganekko}}: A male example.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Chojuro has pointed, shark-like teeth; a common trait of the members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist as well as apprentices share.
* NerdGlasses: He wears square, black-rimmed glasses connected to ear protectors.
* NiceGuy: Chojuro is quite humble and friendly. Even when he's Mizukage.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Looks a bit like [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Bennington]].
* ShootTheDog: Shizuma Hoshigaki claims he [[spoiler: has eliminated all records of the Hoshigaki and Karatachi clans from history and has troublemakers interfering with his plans to peacefully modernize the Mist assassinated. This seems to be untrue in the end though, as Chokuro merely has Shizuma and his ruffians apprehended after they almost destabilized the relationship between the Hidden Mist and Leaf.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: A lighter version, and a male example.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Hiramekarei can create an aura of different weapons out of chakra.
* TookALevelInBadass: From an awkward teenager to a confident warrior during the Fourth Shinobi World War. And then to Sixth Mizukage, one of the strongest shinobi in the world.
* WaveMotionSword: Of the extended LaserBlade variety.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Chōjūrō has short, tufty blue hair.

[[folder: Second Mizukage]]
!!Houzuki Gengetsu
!!!Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu (JP)
->''Charisma oozes out of people without eyebrows, you know! Hot-damn! I don't have eyebrows either!''

One of most powerful Shinobi, Gengetsu Hozuki, the Second Mizukage, was a respected leader of Kirigakure. He was killed during the last confrontation against the Second Tsuchikage Mu, killing him at the same time. Kabuto's Edo Tensei brought him back to life to face the Shinobi Alliance in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Besides being a very tall [[BadassMustache mustached]] man with large poofy hair, [[SharpDressedMan curious way of dressing]] and with [[UnusualEyebrows no eyebrows]], not much is known about him other than he was a MasterOfIllusion, a laid back and very charismatic leader concerned with the wellfare of the Secret World and that he '''loathed''' the Second Tsuchikage. It is revealed in chapter 556 that he was a member of the Hozuki clan, like [[Characters/NarutoTaka Suigetsu]] and his brother. Uniquely to the former two his hydrification technique manifests itself in the form of producing an oily, water like substance.
* ArchEnemy: To the 2nd Tsuchikage.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Like all kages.
* BadassBeard: Also possesses an awesome goatee.
* BerserkButton: While very laid back and charismatic, Mu could send him in a rage with only two words. [[spoiler:He was also was pretty upset that the Shinobi army couldn't hurt him at all. Also doesn't like having his mustache called 'whiskers'.]]
* BlackAndGrayMorality: While he is morally ambiguous like other Shinobi, Mu's underhanded and selfish goals piss him off completely.
* BloodKnight: For all his unwillingness to fight and kill the Shinobi Alliance's ninjas, once Gaara showed up and turned out to pose a challenge, he admitted that the fighting was getting to be fun. A wee bit too fun, even.
%%* CrossPoppingVeins
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Unlike the other two Kages, he managed to destroy "his" batallion, and Gaara is barely standing after facing him.]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DidntSeeThatComing: His death at hands of Mu. [[spoiler:He also was shocked that the Fourth Batallion could barely make him sweat.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: Stated to be this to his Shinobis during his reign [[spoiler: and even after being brought back, he was more concerned with the fate of his subordinates than his own zombified self]].
* FingerGun: His water finger technique. [[spoiler:It also serves as a CallBack to Suigetsu's debut when he threatened Sasuke with the same technique.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: [[ArchEnemy Mu excluded]], he is not above praising his enemies' power and abilities [[spoiler:like being impressed and excited after seeing Gaara's sand attacks]].
** [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven in the anime where he has several [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments conversations]] with the Fourth Division, even letting them retrieve their weapons after they [[EpicFail continuously fail]] to decipher his technique.]]
* GoodHairEvilHair: Played with. He looks like a Bond Villain waiting to happen, but he is deemed as a force of good in the Naruto verse, [[spoiler:his forced slaughter of the Fourth Batallion notwithstanding.]]
* HavingABlast: His Infinite Explosion technique.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Even he is shocked how hard dying has come out to be.
* ImplacableMan: The guy just ''refuses'' to stay sealed.
%%* ImprobableHairstyle
* Myth/JapaneseMythology: His Kuchiyose in form of the giant clam might come from a mythological shape-shifting dragon in said form, capable of creating the Fata Morganas, one of its invocation techniques.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He might frustrate the forces with his abilities, especially when he stops cooperating, but his reasoning is sound:
--> "If you can't win against me using all of your abilities, that means you're less than dead old me, you fool! How are you gonna win against an enemy boss like that?!"
* LargeHam: He was having ''way'' more fun than any of the rest of the resurrected kages in his group.
--> "Charisma oozes out of people without eyebrows, you know!"
--> "Hot damn! I don't have eyebrows either!"
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: In the form of a giant clam.
* MakingASplash: His Water Release jutsus.
* MasterOfIllusion: His illusions operate in the same matter a real life mirage does. By summoning his clam, it creates a heavy, illusory mist that can create a 'false' Mizukage for the enemy to target. While the enemy tries to attack, all their attacks just pass through the mirage while the real Mizukage moves through the mist and attacks covertly. Due to the method of how the Genjutsu is cast, even entire teams of sensors couldn't pinpoint the real Mizukage and even with his explanation, the Mizukage still couldn't be hit. The only way to cancel the Genjutsu is to find and neutralize the clam...but since the clam ''also'' moves around in the illusion and creates its own mirages, it's a task easier said than done. [[spoiler: Now if we take his Joki Boi (Infinite Explosions Technique), he's made into a nearly unbeatable ninja since he can hide in a mirage which is so broken that not even entire teams of sensors and possibly Dojutus users could find the real Mizukage and the Clam. Thus...when Joki Boi is created the real Mizukage, who'd be weakened by the Joki Boi's creation, could just sit back and let his little psycho clone attack while he's safe and sound.]] All and all, it's this ability that makes him the strongest of the Edo Kages, acknowledged in-universe.
** [[spoiler: In a way, he's even better than Itachi is in genjutsu. True, his isn't ''as'' powerful as [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]], but it's far more broken and subtle. All standard genjutsu breaking methods are useless against his genjutsu, and there's a chance that even [[ExoticEyeDesigns Dojutsu]] can't see through it due to being blinded like the mist like the Hidden Mist Technique could.]]
* MutualKill: He and the second Tsuchikage Mu both met their end this way.
* TheNicknamer: Calls Gaara "Mr. No-eyebrows" ([[IResembleThatRemark while this could totally apply to himself]]).
%%* NiceGuy
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:He destroyed the entire Fourth Batallion, and gave a hard fight to Gaara and Oonoki.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Subverted, he's arguably the nicest and cheeriest of the 4 zombie kage.
* SharpDressedMan: Shinobi style.
* SpringtimeForHitler: [[spoiler:He tried so very hard to lose, giving the Shinobi Alliance as many hints and tips as possible on how to defeat him. He slaughtered them all. He was not amused.]]
* StealthMentor: Takes up this role [[spoiler: when fighting Gaara, believing that if he can't defeat him in zombie mode, a victory against the Big Bad wouldn't be possible either. His efforts finally pay off.]]
* VerbalTic: A tendency to end his sentences with "maji de" (seriously/for real).
* WorldsStrongestMan: [[spoiler: Acknowledged in Universe by Gaara to be the strongest of the resurrected Kages.]]

[[folder: Fourth Mizukage]]
Real Name: Yagura

->See Characters/NarutoTailedBeasts

->See Characters/NarutoTailedBeasts

[[folder:Seven Ninja Swordsmen of The Mist]]
!!Seven Ninja Swordsmen of The Mist
The Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist are a group of the most powerful and skilled swordsmen in Mist, each of whom wields one of seven powerful swords (passed down in Kiri). Of all the known members, which also included Zabusa and Kisame, Chojuro is the sole surviving official member. Meanwhile, Mangetsu Hozuki's younger brother, Suigestu Hozuki, dreams of collecting all their swords and reforming the group once again.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: Jinin's Kabutowari specializes in this type of attack. He uses the axe to get his opponent to block and the hammer to propel the axe through his opponent's guard
* AxCrazy: Some of 'em are freaking lunatics.
* BackFromTheDead: The most recent generation of the Seven Swordsmen were revived by Kabuto to fight in the 4rd World War.
* BloodKnight: All of them, apart from [[NiceGuy Chojuro]]. It's implied the Fourth Mizukage [[spoiler:or rather Tobi]] encouraged this behavior.
* CoolMask: Kushimaru Kuriarare wears one.
* CoolSword: Being the symbols of their group, each of the Seven Swordsmen have swords with all kinds of crazy abilities or which are otherwise [[AwesomeButImpractical very exotic in design]].
* DualWielding: The Kiba is actually two separate blades.
* FallenHero: A great deal of them became treacherous missing nins.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Well, duh. They were at least considered heroes by their home, Kiri.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kushimaru and Jinpachi's endless bickering, not to mention Akebino Jinin's sword that breaks any defense? Not helplful when he's trying to use it to anchor himself to the ground.
* IllGirl: Ameyuri Ringo died from her incurable disease in the anime.
* LargeAndInCharge: Fuguki Suikazan is even bigger than Kisame.
* MakingASplash: It's a specialty of their village, so several of them use Water Release jutsus.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: All of them, even shy little Chujoro, have mouths full of shark-like teeth.
* PrehensileHair: Fuguki Suikazan uses his hair to make deadly needles and impale enemies.
* ShockAndAwe: Ameyuri Ringo's Kiba swords use lightning to attack.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Post revival. Some of them REALLY don't like eachother, but have to fight together regardless. Kushimaru and Jinpachi outright hate one another.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Ameyuri Ringo's the only known female.
* ThemeNaming: All of their surnames are based on some form of produce.
* WorthyOpponent: Zabuza to Kakashi and Naruto, Kisame to Guy, Ameyuri Ringo to Omoi.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Often, their swords would be passed down to the person who killed them, who would take their place in the group.


[[folder:Raiga Kurosuki]]
!!Raiga Kurosuki
!!!Voiced By: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP), Creator/RogerCraigSmith (EN), Tony Beck (French)

Raiga Kurosuki (黒鋤雷牙, Kurosuki Raiga) was a former member of Kirigakure's Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist introduced in an anime filler arc, and the current owner of the Kiba double lightning sword. During his life in Kirikagure, Raiga was a very tormented, cruel, and lonely individual looking for the meaning of life. During a raid on a village, Raiga finds a boy with health problems named Ranmaru. Ranmaru is the possessor of a rare Bloodline Limit which can create very powerful illusions (enough to even fool the Hyuga Clan's Byakugan) and see through things.
%%* AxCrazy
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He doesn't really hate most people he kills, he just thinks that funerals are the best way to see the good in people.
* CanonForeigner: While his swords were eventually made canon, no mention is made of him when Kabuto revives the Seven Swordsmen until...
* CanonImmigrant: Chapter 669 where Raiga himself does end up making a cameo wielding the Kiba swords, making him the only character to first appear in the anime before being added to the manga.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: During his days in Kirigakure, he found one when he met Ranmaru.
* DrivenToSuicide: Eventually, what losing Ranmaru does to him. He lets Naruto beat him before killing himself.
%%* DualWielding
%%* FillerVillain
%%* LightningCanDoAnything
%%* MadeOfIron
* MoralityPet: His relationship with Ranmaru resembles Zabuza's relationship with Haku.
* NotQuiteDead: After his first defeat.
* ShockAndAwe: In addition to normal Lightning Style techniques, he has limited control over "actual lightning".
* TenderTears: He likes funerals because he always remembers the good sides of the dead, crying sincerely while doing so.
* UnstoppableRage: When Naruto's team make Ranmaru realize that there is other things to do in life than travelling with Raiga.