Hinata Hyuuga was always a shy and quiet ninja. Sure, her crush on Naruto went unrequited, but she at least got to admire him from afar. That is, until she happened to overhear part of a conversation Naruto is having where he is seemingly mocking her. As she has a tendency to do in times of stress, Hinata becomes suddenly aggressive, confronting Naruto and berating him for abusing her feelings for a cruel story. He explains the misunderstanding, and the two resolve to get to know one another better.That is the start of their story.The story is now complete with 170 chapters and over 700,000 words in length. It can be found here.
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0% Approval Rating: The only thing keeping Madara's allies from attacking and killing him is the fact that he is necessary to their plans. Otherwise, he'd be running from the ENTIRE NINJA WORLD and possibly the civilians too. That's how much he's hated. Even Orochimaru has genuinely loyal followers.
Action Mom: Yukihana saves five people despite only giving birth two days previous.
Yugao, Shizune and Hana.
Action Pet: Akamaru, Iruka's hawk, Harrier and Anko's cobras.
Ni-ne aka the sealed Two Tails.
Actually Pretty Funny: After Sakura's angry rant towards Hinata saying one of the reasons Naruto likes her might be her boobs, Hinata has this to say to Ino:
(chuckles) "You know, I've never really heard someone make fun of my breasts before."
A-Cup Angst: Sakura has it every now and then in the story. But by the time of Naruto and Hinata's wedding, where even other kunoichi several years her junior are better endowed than her, she gets over it...mostly because her boyfriend Rock Lee doesn't see an issue with it.
A Day in the Limelight: the last major arc of book one has a lot of these, focusing on various Leaf ninja teams as they participate in a massive battle.
Chapter 54 is about the first official mission of Team Yugao Kiba, Shino, Sasame Fuma, and Yugao Uzuki.
Chapter 61 sends Sakura and Rock Lee to rescue a weaponsmith from bandits who intend to sell him the the Akatsuki, and gives Lee a chance to show off his skills as a more traditional ninja.
Affably Evil: The Blood-taster. The Kyubi while inhabiting Naruto's clone.
A Friend in Need: Naruto's Nakama doesn't hesitate to go AWOL to rescue him after he is captured by the Akatsuki. Even after Hinata tells them about the Fox Demon, all but one of them are still on board after only a few minutes of discussion.
Almost Dead Guy: Hinata in chapter 11 and 12. They're saved thanks to lots of chakra, blood and a big chunk of hair.
Almost Kiss: Hinata tries to lay one on an injured (but also not resisting) Naruto, until Sakura interrupts.
After their first date, Hiashi interrupts Naruto and Hinata as they draw closer. Naruto plants one on her cheek instead.
Aloof Big Brother: Itachi. And Gouki. Both genuinely care about their younger brothers and both have the worst timing telling them so; Sasuke learns about his brother's intentions ten minutes before he dies and Gouki ignores Minato up until he receives news of the Hokage's death.
Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Hiashi embarrasses Hinata badly enough that she wants to move out in chapter 7. Turn about being fair play, he is equally chagrined by Hyouta's action in the Fiance arc.
Amusement Park: Naruto, Hinata, Neji, Tenten, Ino, and Choji go to one to try to prove that they are on vacation, not a covert mission.
Animal Eyes: Orochimaru's snake like eyes mix with Sasuke's Sharingan after Orochimaru takes over Sasuke's Body.
Animal Motifs: Naruto and foxes, Orochimaru and serpents (there's scarcely a moment in the narrative when he is not referred to as a "snake"), Kisame and sharks, Kohaku and other lizards, the Inuzuka and canines, the Aburame and insects and pretty much all the summoners. The Asura Path of Pein describes Gaara as a badger/tanuki and Neji as a small falcon or a crow.
Anime Hair: Saburo of the Grass has "light green hair" in "three, foot-long spikes" that are frequently described as looking like the trident.
Anti-Villain: Gouki Namikaze wants to rule the world, and is willing to enslave (preferably) or kill all ninjas to do it. But he genuinely believes that will make the world a better place. He treats his followers with kindness and respect. He loves his wife. And though he will kill if absolutely necessary, he prefers not to, unlike many of the 'good guys'.
Armor-Piercing Question: "What about Yahiko?" Naruto asked (Nagato) carefully, "Does he forgive you? Does he have the right to forgive you?"
Armor-Piercing Slap: In the first chapter, a distraught, heartbroken, and humiliated Hinata gives one to Naruto...thanks to her overhearing an out-of-context conversation Naruto, Sakura and Shikimaru were having.
She later gives one to Hanabi after her sister badmouths Naruto in an already tense discussion.
Bait-and-Switch Comparison: Done in conjunction with the Animal Motifs example, some times after Orichimaru has summoned Manda (or one of his other snakes), the text will refer to 'the snake', and then in the next line reference Manda doing something else.
Batman Gambit: Can't appeal to your opponent's better nature to break them out of mind control? Appeal to their pride instead! Making fun of your enemy, a proud heroic tradition!
Sakura throws Jirobo at Ukon who is one the other side the Shishienjin (fire barrier) and maintaining it. If Ukon opens a hole in the barrier, Jirobo hits him, and the whole thing goes down. If he doesn't, Jirobo burns. Ukon chooses the latter.
Because You Were Nice to Me: Itachi is good friends with Kisame in spite of the latter's appearance, personality and burden. Enough that Kisame was a witness at Itachi's wedding and he chooses to fulfill Itachi's last request to bring Rei (Itachi's daughter) to the Leaf village despite not being a huge fan of the Leaf village.
Being Watched: Hinata experiences this in the Raikage's castle: Madara is shadowing her.
Berserk Button: Hurting Hinata to fight Naruto alone is probably a worse idea than just fighting the two of them together.
Sol has two, insulting Hinata and insulting the squirrel ninja clan. A certain foul-mouthed kunoichi manages to press both in as many breaths. Everyone except her brother is shocked by the result.
Better Than New: Shino, Naruto, and Gai all have examples, which are spoiled other places.
The Blacksmith: Naruto learns the Weapons Forge jutsu from Jiraiya. He uses it to create his, Hinata's, and Sakura's signature weapons and repair them. Neji decides to ask Naruto to make something he can give to Tenten for their wedding.
Blessed with Suck: Kohaku's appearance is so bland that people constantly overlook and forget about her, whether she wants it or not. Very useful as a ninja, but made it very difficult for her to get promoted and she was chosen for a suicide mission because she wouldn't be missed. The men of the Namikaze family are apparently unaffected.
As it turns out, Naruto does have living relatives. Too bad they're trying enslave everyone he knows.
Blood Knight: The Kyubi and Hagane Senshi, Pein's Asura Path.
Blood Magic: The Blood-taster's specialty: drink some of your victim's blood, gain their jutsu and natural and bloodline abilities.
Cerebus Rollercoaster: Book one starts off with Naruto and Hinata getting to know each other better, with a few darker hints. Then it ends with a major, if short war, and some life changing events therein. Book two returns to the light and fluffy, focusing at first on Naruto and Hinata's relationship now that they are officially a couple, and their growth as ninjas. Then in the second half Naruto gets kidnapped, and his friends go AWOL to rescue him. Several major characters die, and other are irrevocably changed. Then the first novella of book three goes back to Naruto and Hinata's relationship, having them deal with some interference from her grandfather. The rest of the novellas in book three are much darker, killing more major characters and pushing others to their breaking point. Then book four is about the Fourth Ninja War. Again there are a few lighter moments early on, but in general the tone is the most serious, even if it is not quite as dark as the last two parts of book three. And then it has a happy, fluffy ending.
Chainmail Bikini: Though not visible in most cases, kunoichi in this fic all wear armored undergarments. At least on missions.
Chastity Couple: Naruto and Hinata, at least until they get engaged. Tenten gives her some grief about it.
Children Are Innocent: The Fourth Hokage was banking on this when he sealed the Kyubi in Naruto. It worked, the Fox didn't influence him for a while.
Chekhov's Classroom: Tsunade's exposition about how 99% of all promotions to Chuunin come through the Exams, in order to uphold the prestige and honor therein, and that committee- or battle-granted promotions are exceedingly rare. The latter is how Naruto eventually makes it to Chuunin.
Clothing Switch: In chapter 39, after Naruto accidentally messes up Hinata's uniform, he lends her some of his cloths to wear while he washes hers. He then suggests they go out for lunch, but Hinata is embarrassed by the inherent, if incorrect, implication.
Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Target 4 of the Otogakure Invasion (chapter 31), the Kouin twins. Not only the target is more than one person, they differ only in eye and hair color and use primarily different combat methods. Kakashi catches on to this quick and explains the color/combat to his teammates. As well as the fact the Kouin twins are actually triplets.
A Shozoku's uniform color indicates their rank and approximate skill level:
Tan: rank - private, skill level - academy student or recently graduated Genin
Green: rank - PFC, skill level - Genin
Blue: rank - sergeant, skill level - Chunin
Red: rank - lieutenant, skill level - Tokujo
Grey: rank - captain, skill level - Jonin
Black: rank - special forces, skill level - ANBU
Combat Medic: Sakura, Tsunade, Shizune and Ino, of course and Shino as well. Many Jonin and Tokujo, such as Naruto, Hinata and Natsuki, know first aid jutsu to help out in a pinch.
The main portion of Hinata's gown was a shimmering, medium-weight, pure white silk mikado. The edges of the fabric were all stitched with a golden filigree of small, overlapping triangles. The bride's dress was strapless like those of her attendants. But the pale beauty's bodice was so perfectly fitted it almost appeared to be paint instead of fabric. It clung tightly to every curve of her exquisite breasts, dipping slightly between her cleavage. The gown wrapped around her toned stomach, revealing the slight indent of her navel. The upper portion of the dress also had short sleeves connected under her arms, covering from the middle of her biceps to just above Hinata's elbows. Unlike her friends, the young woman wore no gloves, and her engagement ring shone brightly on her finger. The ivory material split just below the waist, creating a wide slit in front while the rest of the dress flared out dramatically, flowing around her in vertical pleats. A cape-like extension off the back of the bodice and sleeves added an additional layer to the back of the gown. The silk ended a full six-inches above the floor. Underneath there was an underskirt of pale lavender, but unlike the white silk this part of the dress had a matte finish. The second layer went all the way to the floor, and as was also visible through the gap in the front. The bride wore a simple silver circlet on her head, with a veil of lace hanging out of the headpiece down to just below her chin.
Could Have Avoided This Plot: Naruto invokes this in his Warrior Therapist discussion that induces Nagato's Heel-Face Turn. He tells Nagato that Gouki could have tried to convince the rest of the world to take up his cause. Nagato counters that they never would have agreed. Naruto agrees with him, but says that if Gouki was really a good guy, he would have at least attempted it.
Covert Pervert: Hinata only used used her Byakugan to look at Naruto naked twice before they started training together, and once was on accident and the other was in revenge.
Creepy Twins: Aika and Aimi Kouin. Actually, they're creepy triplets.
Heroic example: Kei and Keiko Takamichi use these to their advantage, though they are cousins not twins.
Crippling Overspecialization: Practicing your family's special art is one thing but you should always be aware of its shortcomings, Suzuhira.
Crowning Moment of Awesome: Invoked; this is how the Eighth Inner Gate works, all the potential luck/success/greatness of the user's life is focused into 42 seconds of unparalleled awesome. After which the user dies.
Dead Person Conversation: Thanks to his jutsu, in each Path of Pein, a tiny part of the original body's soul resides in the animated corpse. After some urging from Naruto, Nagato finally clears the air with Yahiko.
Decapitated Army: This happens with one of the three enemy armies. The evil side of the Hidden Sound survives Kabuto's defeat. The Akatsuki starts to fall apart after the near death of Madara, but is absorbed by Gouki first. Gouki's army does surrender when he dies.
Defrosting Ice Queen: Hiashi, in a non-female, non-romantic example. Hanabi takes a bit longer to defrost.
Don't Say Such Stupid Things: No physical violence is involved, but Hinata gives one of these to Naruto when he suggests everyone would be better off if he had just run off to live in the mountains years ago.
The Kyubi, Jiraiya and Sasuke. See "Heroic Sacrifice."
Danzo gets one.
Dynamic Entry: Naruto in chapter 101, by name. Kakashi complains that he has asked Naruto not to do that.
Enemy Mine: Sasuke decided to stick around and help Naruto against Doraku. The Nine Tails later agrees to let Naruto have full acess to his chakra so that they could deal with the mutually dispised Blood Taster.
Evil Versus Evil: Orochimaru wants the secret of Madara's immortality. He is willing to deal for it, but when Madara proves unwilling, Orochimaru tries to kill him, hoping to force Madara to talk, or to learn the secret by observing how Madara deals with a beating.
Exact Words: Tsunade swears a Blood Oath to the Fire Daimyo "I swear I will not dispatch any Leaf shinobi either by order or by request, myself included, to find or rescue princess Nyoko Honokata, on pain of death!". Instead she hires the Sand ninjas to do the finding, and tells Naruto and company they are not allowed to go AWOL to do the rescuing.
"I wanted you three to know, that I was very proud to be your teacher. You will all do great things for the Hidden Leaf Vill..." Might Gai
"I'm sorry, Kohaku. I hope you can find a way to live in this world, my love." Gouki Namikaze
Fatal Flaw: The Blood-taster gains abilities and jutsu through blood, therefore he can't digest it because if he does, he loses the powers it gave. Destroy wherever he's storing it in his body and he's a sitting duck.
The Ringing Palms technique is aces against Gentle Fist, Hard Fist and hard materials. Soft, pliant things? Not so much.
The Uchiha and their tendency towards Utopia Justifies the Meanswithout any care for the consequences.: Madara will do anything to become an immortal Physical God including destroying his now, in his own opinion, worthless clan, which causes Itachi to do anything and everything to make sure Sasuke is capable of killing him and thus would be a credible threat to Madara. Sasuke himself becomes desperate to avenge Itachi's mass Mercy Kill of their clan through any means possible. The end result is that the Uchiha brothers end up destroying each other at the exact moment they both need and want to work together.
A Father to His Men: Tsunade, most Jonins in charge of Genin teams, Gaara, Nagato, Konan and Gouki.
Fictional Document: The works of Soun Uzumaki (Naruto's maternal grandfather). Hinata is a fan of his fantasy trilogy The Kunoichi and the Priest.
First Kiss: Naruto's trial has ended with his promotion to Chuunin, but he's much more interested in conveying his Love Epiphany to Hinata in this way. In front of most of the Leaf and Sand ninjas. She doesn't mind too much.
First Name Ultimatum: Sakura and Tsunade are both very good at making Naruto's name sound like a swear word.
Flash Step: Like canon, but notable because Naruto combines Body Flicker with Shadow Clones to create the 'Flash Split', allowing him to vanish from one place and reappear in three or four different ones.
Flechette Storm: Naruto's Cyclone Spikes Barrage, and various kunai, shuriken and needle attacks.
Forceful Kiss: Sakura when she makes her move on Naruto. Iruka, after his proposal is mockingly refused.
Four Is Death: A strange version. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Hokages all take on Orochimaru to hold him long enough for Death to come and claim his delinquent soul.
Notably Chapter 53, when Ino apologizes to Hinata for Sakura's bitchiness, and assure Hinata that no-one else agrees with Sakura.
From Bad to Worse: After Kabuto escapes the Sound village, the Kyubi possesses one of Naruto's blood clones.
The Fun in Funeral: The funeral of Kankuro; doubles with Values Dissonance as the Land of Fire sees funerals as solemn and mournful, while the Land of Wind celebrates the life and times of the deceased, leaving mourning to be done at ones own discretion.
Chapter 116 starts with the female characters preparing en masse for New Year's Eve, but the guys eventually show up. Still, the girls are definitely the focus.
Godzilla Threshold: Even with the Kyubi subsumed into his Kekkei Genkai, Naruto still has a large amount of her chakra sealed in him. When Gouki drains him of nearly all his chakra, Naruto removes it and gains the Shin Tensei Kitsune jutsu.
Grand Finale: The second to last chapter wraps up most of the loose ends, and the finale chapter has two time skips to five years later when Naruto and Hinata finally get married; and the eight more years after that, when Naruto becomes the sixth Hokage.
Grand Theft Me: For Orochimaru and Sasuke it is more like 'Grand Lease with Potential to Buy Me'. Played straight with Madara and Towa.
Hero Antagonist: Kaede initially. Once it's clear she and the good guys are after the same thing, she becomes a type III Anti-Hero.
Heroic BSOD: Naruto, briefly, after Jiraya dies and Sasuke comes to terms with dying at his old teammates' hands.
Hero Killer: Orochimaru, the Ninja Reaper, Shima and Kisame.
Heroic Rematch: The first time Naruto fought shinobi!Reaper, she owned him quite thoroughly. Then he got a weapon to match hers, and learned a technique to overcome her trump card move, and won the rematch.
Heroic Sacrifice: The Kyubi killing herself by bonding with Naruto and becoming the basis for his kekkei genkai.
Jiraiya using Odama Rasengan to destroy Orochimaru's original body despite the seals and jutsu protecting it and his own injuries catching up with him.
Sasuke briefly regains control of his body long enough to hold it still so Naruto can kill him.
Gai opens the Gate Of Death to kill Kisame and predictably dies shortly afterwards.
Danzo shields Tsunade from a fire jutsu that was too fast for her to dodge and for him to deflect with a jutsu.
High Heel-Face Turn: Konan. Unlike most examples of this trope, she switches sides for the love of another Anti-Villain rather than a hero, specifically so Tsunade will help save the ailing Nagato.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Death is not involved, but it still fits: Hyouta Hyuuga (Hinata's grandfather) attempts to use the Hyuuga Clan laws to break up Naruto and Hinata. But when he says the wrong thing in the wrong place and time, those same rules are used against him, and he loses his position and authority.
Holding Hands: At the end of the Yuletide Arc, Naruto and Hinata fall asleep holding hands, in separate sleeping bags. Hinata reflects on this trope as she drifts off.
Honorary Uncle: At Naruto's sixteen birthday, and while explaining the tradition of giving him liquor that he's not old enough to drink yet, Kakashi and Iruka exposit that the father is supposed to; but they decided to step in, calling themselves his "busybody uncles." Naruto is touched by the gesture.
Honor Before Reason: Part of Gouki's downfall; his original plan called for the complete conversion of the Cloud ninjas as well as all non-ninja volunteers, then a quiet takeover of the Rain by Pein. After that they would have secured the distant Snow. Only then would they have attacked the Grass and Waterfall. Instead, the Grass usurper decided he would not wait any longer, and since Gouki had promised to help him, he both moved up his plans and changed them.
Humans Are the Real Monsters: Borderline: the Nine-tails tells Naruto that no matter how bad demons are, they pale in comparison to the worst of Humanity. Not that all Humans are bad, just that the evil ones are worse than anyone/thing else.
Madara Uchiha captured and tortured three demons until they submitted to joining with him. That is the source of the Sharingan and his immortality.
Hana:I've always found other women attractive, and not just in an aesthetic way. But I generally prefer men. I like the way they smell, and there is nothing like a long, hard...bicep to hold onto on a cold night. But there was something about Shizune; she and I just clicked."
Improbable Weapon User: The staff-blades used by Naruto, Anko, Iruka, and Hizashi Hyuga are pretty unusual. But Hinata's preferred weapon is her bracers. And one of Tenten's weapons is a stretchy scarf with heavy sand weights at either end.
In Love with the Mark: Itachi's wife Erika was sent to acquire his DNA the old fashioned way, but when he refused to comply, she fell for him instead.
Indy Ploy: Often but deliberately invoked in the Rain Village by Gaara when Neji is understandably unsure of their course of action.
Infinity–1 Sword: Kitsune. Naruto forged it 'quickly' to fight Ninja!Reaper, but it lasts most of the story, going toe-to-toe with the legendary Kusanagi, before ultimately falling to the chakra stealing powers of Syphon.
Innocent Innuendo: "Oh," Hinata squealed in surprise as a drop of the sticky, white liquid flew up and hit her right cheek. It's icing for cinnamon rolls they are making, and Hinata accidentally turned the mixer up too high.
Also chapter 125 has one.
Instant Expert: Gouki has Madara use Susano-o to download the skills of a Chunin level ninja into regular people.
Intimate Psychotherapy: Not presented as a cure-all, but as a way break certain characters out of wallowing in their sorrows.
Iron Lady: Tsunade, the Tsuchikage Mitsuru, the female Daimyos and Jonin.
It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Naruto considers applying this trope in the first chapter, but Hinata is eavesdropping again, and tells him she won't buy it.
Laugh Themselves Sick: In chapter 65, Anko suffers a fit of uncontrollable laughter (even dropping what she is holding and gasping for breath) after she finds out where Hinata hid during the stealth and tracking test. Hinata went to Naruto's apartment and watched him practice his weapons, going so far as to ask him to take off his shirt, first.
Living Emotional Crutch: Naruto to Hinata and deconstructed after the Jonin trials: when he's around, she's a badass Lady of War; when he's not, she starts slipping back into being a Shrinking Violet. Hinata admits that she doesn't even try to stick up for herself but as soon as someone berates him, she jumps to his aid. She decides to start working on being just as strong and plucky when he isn't around as she is when he is there.
Loads and Loads of Characters: In addition to the included members of the regular cast, the fic promotes many secondary and filler characters, and adds a number of OCs.
Lock and Load Montage: Hinata gets one after Naruto is kidnapped by he Akatsuki while they are swimming. It ends with her consciously using her Hidden Leaf headband as a headband instead of a necklace.
Lovable Sex Maniac: Ino doesn't make a pass at Sakura because it wouldn't be fair to her boyfriend Choji. Word of God says Ino would have been fine with a threesome, but knows Sakura and Choji wouldn't. After Jiraiya's death, Hinata calls Ino the biggest pervert in the village, and Tenten readily agrees.
Loving a Shadow: Hinata admits in chapter twelve that she didn't know Naruto as well as she should, but that she loves him even more now that they are friends. Naruto accuses Sakura of this after she comes on to him
Love Redeems: Erica was an assassin from the Cloud sent to the Akatsuki to entice and kill Itachi. Obviously she fails and they fall in love, eventually getting married and having a daughter. Unfortunately, it's not enough to save her from the fridge. Played straight with Konan, whose love for Nagato convinces her to change sides for his safety.
Lovely Angels: Hinata and Sakura against the zombies, and often after that.
Ino and Choji attempt to sneak in while disguised, Choji blows it
Naruto and Hinata jump in to help, drawing out most of the guards, but ultimately slowly lose due to being outnumbered and under-equipped
After the fight starts, Neji and Tenten use plan C, sneaking in the back, however they are overwhelmed by the final guard, the Reaper of Shinobi
Neji orders a retreat
It was all a big distraction, so the real Naruto and Hinata (the ones fighting were clones) can sneak in and replace the hostages with Naruto's transformed clones. All so they would not be pursued (since they appeared to have failed), and Naruto could get a face to face with Gouki.
Master of Illusion: Kaede Mizuno. Her ultimate technique lays two different genjutsu on the target in one jutsu. One is obvious and the other is subtle.
Mercy Kill: Nagato ending the Paths of Pein and arguably Naruto killing Gouki.
In-universe, this was the actual result of the Uchiha massacre: Madara was displeased with his clan so he decided to kill most all of them with Susano-o, leaving Itachi (who he spared by dent of being exceedingly badass) to either watch them die slowly and painfully or to put them out of their misery. Itachi chooses the latter.
Mind Rape: Genjutsu usually. Madara uses this to make his possible living hosts easier to steal as Hanabi found out.
Modest Royalty: The royals of the Land of Fire. When Naruto meets the Daimyo, he is no better dressed than anyone else at the party. And the one time Naruto and Hinata meet Nyoko in her formal, princess get up, Nyoko changes into civilian clothes at the first possible moment.
Monster Sob Story: The Two Tails was originally just a normal housecat. The Nine Tails when talking about Madara.
Mood Whiplash: Chapter 25 (The Brother's War II) ends with Sasuke thoroughly beaten by Itachi, and his lover Karin (and ally Suigetsu) dead at the hands of Kisame. He even gets to witness Karin's final moments. He burns their bodies and walks away suicidally depressed. Chapter 26 has Naruto take Hinata out dancing for their unofficial first date.
Noble Wolf: The Hunt Spirit, a demon wolf that only hunts dangerous prey, and generally protects Humans and livestock. Unless Humans do something stupid like steal her cub.
Not a Date: Hinata wonders if Naruto taking her dancing in Chapter 26 is meant to be a date or not. She decides to stop worrying and just enjoy herself. Word of God says Naruto did not even realize it might be considered a date until almost the end.
Not So Stoic: After learning of Itachi's death and Sasuke's absorption by Orochimaru, Kakashi keeps it together just long enough to make it to Yugao's apartment.
Noodle Incident: The last chapter makes mention of the Summoning Wars. This incident doesn't occur in the story and isn't elaborated upon beyond the very basic one-sentence summary.
Sometime during book one, Kakashi was seriously poisoned on a mission, and was hospitalized for two weeks. He has a nasty scar on the back of his left hand because of it. And that's all we know about that.
The Nine-Tails was forced to attack and destroy the Village Hidden in the Lakes, and is unhappy about that. And that's all we know about that.
Number One Dime: Naruto's two lucky kunai, his treasures. They're birthday presents from Sakura and Hinata, respectively and reminders that he does have friends and people that care about him.
They prove lucky indeed because they help him defeat the Blood-taster, he can summon them to protect Nyoko when he has no other weapons, they save his life from the Ninja!Reaper, and become the basis for Kitsune..
Obfuscating Stupidity: Kaede Mizuno would prefer that everyone think she gets by on her looks and family connections, rather than being a fully qualified Jonin.
Official Couple: Naruto and Hinata, Kakashi and Yugao, Iruka and Anko, Ino and Choji, Tenten and Neji, Shikamaru and Temari, Minato and Yukihana, Shin and Chiasa and many more...
Offscreen Afterlife: Goddess!Reaper says that she guides souls to (and in some cases back from) the afterlifes, but does not control them. Minato is unable to describe his time in her belly. And though gates to one afterlife are described, what is on the other side is not illuminated.
Hinata's performance in the unseen in canon Chunin Exam wherein she was promoted. Though she only gives Naruto a quick run down, she is happy enough with how she did that she boasts a little.
Kohaku Zoishin fought Minato Namikaze in the semi-finals of the Chunin exam that saw Minato promoted. The battle lasted about ninety minutes and left everyone who saw it seriously impressed with the skills of both Genin, even if most of them don't remember Kohaku's name or appearance.
One-Man Army: Naruto acts as the Leaf's primary assault force in the liberation of the Hidden Grass. The Sand forces participating make an effort not to let him show them up.
One-Winged Angel: Orchimaru, but in this story his 'Soul Shell' looks more like an albino version of King Hiss. Also, when taunted, the spirits of the first four Hokages show that they can do the same thing.
On the Next: Starting in Book four, every chapter ends in one of these (until the last two chapters)
Oo C Is Serious Business/When He Smiles: Gaara smiles broadly when Shikamaru tells him that he has the amulet Shima (who killed Kankuro) was using to control the One-Tail which will make sealing the demon even easier.
Our Vampires Are Different: They are demons and cannot change humans into vampires. When they drink a human's blood they gain that person's chakra, jutsu (including Kekkei Genkai), and can control the person, even after death.
Doraku actually takes offense at being called a vampire, though suspects his kind was the source of the legend.
Pet the Dog: Gouki treats all of his subordinates with respect, even the ones who don't deserve it. He even lets Konan and later, Nagato and his acolytes leave in peace, because they are his friends, not prisoners.
Averted when it's pointed out that Kabuto healed Hinata; he did it for his pride, not for her sake.
The Kyubi is gleefully evil but she generally avoids kids and sick people (too easy to kill) and will let a man live if he's good in bed. And more importantly, she did not CHOOSE to attack the Lake or Leaf villages.
She eventually chooses to die and thus fuels Naruto's kekkei genkai.
Post-Kiss Catatonia: Hinata and Naruto after their first kiss both freeze up for a few seconds. And on their first date, after Naruto drive-by kisses her on the cheek, Hinata falls to her knees and doesn't move for a while.
Power Perversion Potential: Ninja Arts: Shiatsu Fingers is ostensibly a combat technique but it's best used for infiltration... or seduction.
Powers as Programs: The Grass village attempts to do this, coding jutsu on to circuits. That way, rather than go through the time consuming process of learning a technique, anyone with a enough chakra control can just use it. The project is ultimately abandoned thanks to Naruto pointing out three glaring weaknesses during his fight with the beta tester.
Precision F-Strike: The 'S' word shows up only five times in the story, though the 'F' word does not.
Pride: Given by Kabuto as the reason he saved Hinata during the Chunin exams (in canon). He just wanted to prove he was better than the entire Konoha medical corps (because he diagnosed and healed Hinata in minutes, something they couldn't do in a month).
Prison Riot: The Human Path Pein causes one in the Leaf Village to aid his and the Ninja Reaper's escape.
Punch Clock Villain: The Acolytes of Pein don't particularly like what they are doing, or what it does to Nagato, but they are unflinchingly loyal to him.
Rags to Riches: When Naruto becomes a full, legal adult he is given access to his mother's savings and his grandfather's royalty checks. Combined with his own royalty checks, and his frugal nature, he ends up with a "personal net worth exceeds that of some of the smaller clans in this village" according to Hiashi.
Random Power Ranking: In addition to the normal E-S rank of missions and Bingo Book entries, the story adds X-Rank, indicating the threat requires the tactical intercession of two or more of the big five villages.
Real Men Cook: Naruto is a very good cook, but initially refuses to do so, because he hates cleaning up, and Jiraiya (who forced him to learn how to cook in the first place) was very picky about Naruto's efforts. That changes as Hinata (and others) compliment his skills, and Hinata is more than willing to do the dishes.
Rebellious Princess: Nyoko. Not as bad as some, but she does force her father to let her go to a normal high school, and then bend the rules and restrictions on her as far as she can without breaking them. Especially in the Yuletide Arc.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: Like canon, Naruto's eyes turn red when he uses the Fox's chakra. Or when the Fox takes over one of his clones. But twice he turns his eyes red without using the Fox's power, to trick/intimidate his opponent.
Red Herring: Chapter 117 spends a good deal of time on Hinata's Suigin Rasengan, which is never shown again and only mentioned in passing. The point of the chapter is sowing the seeds of Hinata mastering the Five-Points Rasengan, and Naruto inspiring her Singularity Rasengan.
Retired Badass: Kakashi, to raise Rei. He gets out of retirement occasionally, though.
Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After the Blood Drinker Doraku appears to kill Hinata in chapter 11, Naruto unleashes two previously unseen jutsu, and shreds large chunks of the demon's body with Rasengans. When the demon taunts him with the fact that Naruto can't kill him, Naruto blows a hole through Doruka's chest, drives a stalagmite through the hole, pinning Doraku to a cave wall and then has his Blood Clones collapse the cave on top of the vampire.
Sanity Has Advantages: The Reaper of Shinobi claims this is the reason she can take on Neji and Tenten alone, while in the past she was unable to beat Naruto or Hinata alone. The truth is that while she is better now that she has been forced into sanity, Neji and Tenten were also holding back somewhat.
Santa Clausmas: Yuletide has most of the trappings of Christmas, including a Santa figure. But it is not tied to any of the gods in the story.
Save the Princess: Averted the first time as she is never captured, but played straight the second time.
Scars Are Forever: Naruto's only scar hasn't healed or faded months later despite his Healing Factor. Word of God confirms it will never fade, due to whatever the Fox did to make that wound leave a scar in the first place.
The five Kages and the leaders of three Kekkei Genkai clans hold the secret origins of bloodline traits.
Tsunade and Jiraiya, with Kakashi and Shizune as backup, keep the secret of Naruto's father's identity.
Sempai/Kohai: The honorific senpai is used frequently (particularly Yugao to Kakashi). The Kouin sisters refer to Sasuke as 'kohai' and Kabuto as 'senpai'.
Senseless Sacrifice: Karin's death qualifies. She died fighting Kisame so he could not interfere with Sasuke's fight with Itachi. Except Kisame would not have interfered in the first place, and would not have even attacked Sasuke in the event of Itachi's loss, because it would have gone against Itachi's wishes. Not to mention the effect her death had on Sasuke...
For the first one third of book 4, Naruto ends each preview with a different famous(?) quote.
In one chapter while undercover Ino gives Kikoku Inoue as a pseudonym. When the guard she is attempting to fool recognizes the name, Ino claims she couldn't be the famous voice actress, because that Kikoku Inoue has been acting for twenty years, while Ino is only seventeen years old.
So Was X: Gamatatsu tries to justify his being more concerned with food than survival during the Naruto vs Gaara fight by claiming he was only six months old. Gamakichi immediately counters with "So was I."
Suicide by Cop: Gouki chooses to force Hinata and Sakura to lethally injure him, rather than being captured, tried, and executed. He then asks Naruto to finish him instead of letting him bleed out.
Super Mode: Naruto's Ascendent Fox Mode/Jutsu and Shin Tensei Kitsune Mode.
Surprise Party: Naruto gets two for his 16th birthday, after a fashion. Though he knows Hinata intends to celebrate with him, he doesn't know what she has in mind, so the events of the day are a surprise. Meanwhile Tsunade throws a normal (if huge) surprise party for him, which almost gets ruined because she left Hinata out of the loop.
Swiss-Army Weapon: Naruto's Kitsune: staff-blade, broadsword, two-handed sword, Rasenblade (chainsaw sword), and shield. Also useful for blocking fire and lightning jutsu.
Take That: In Chapter 85 Hinata tells her grandfather "Unless some cosmic joke were to have the Daimyo stride into the village and appoint some random ninja Hokage, Naruto will lead the Hidden Leaf one day.", a deliberate jab at Danzo's temporary appointment in the manga.
Taking You with Me: How the battle between Might Gai and Kisame ends. Surprisingly, it's the former that invokes it against the latter. Also counts as a Heroic Sacrifice.
This Is Reality: Naruto mentions the unlikely but still theoretically possible scenario that he and Hinata both fall in love with a second woman. And then admits that that really only happens in bad romance novels.
Throwing the Distraction: Naruto arranges a very elaborate one while training with Hinata (she isn't allowed to use her Byakugan). He ties his jacket to a kunai and throwing it through tall grass, so she will not only hear the sound, but will see a flash of orange, too.
Tournament Arc: Chapters 8-11 Subverted, the tournament never even occurs (it is all a trap).
The Jonin trials later on.
Triang Relations: Naruto, Hinata, and Sakura start as a Type 3 and move into a Type 4.
A Truce While We Gawk: In chapters 93-95 (the individual fights are spread across multiple chapters), everyone in a certain large battle stops to stare when Minato or rather his soul that Orochimaru accidentally summoned announces that he is Naruto's father.
True Companions: A different group from canon. Hinata is at the core, and Temari and Sasame Fuma are added to the periphery members.
Twin Switch: The Kouin sisters are identical twins except that their hair and eye colors are reversed. But in reality that's a low level transformation so they can switch back and forth, making their opponents think they are more skilled than they actually are (each having heavily studied one type of ninja combat). Even better, they are triplets who pretend to be twins, letting the one who is not fighting rest and provide tactical support.
Tyrant Takes the Helm: The Grass Usurper taking over the Land of Grass, and Gouki becoming the Raikage at the start of Book 4 both qualify.
Unishment: As punishment for not informing Tsunade of Naruto's plan to act out again to get demoted, Hinata is instructed to help Naruto clean the Hokage Monument. Or as Hinata put it: "So my punishment is to spend the morning with you? I think the Hokage might be getting soft."
Unrealistic Black Hole: Hinata's Singularity Rasengan doesn't effect her, anything charged with her chakra, or anyone/thing hiding behind her. Of course, it's not really a black hole, just a chakra ball so dense it acts like one...
Villainous Rescue: Kabuto saving Hinata's life is made many references to in the story. There's also the Kyubi keeping Madara and later Orochimaru from braining Naruto with Tsukuyomi when she merges with him.
Villain Exit Stage Left: Itachi fighting Sasuke at the old Uchiha estate, Kabuto escaping the Sound village after Naruto amputates his arm with Rasenshuriken, Orochimaru when fighting Madara at the Akatsuki hideout and the Kyubi extraction fails and Naruto escapes.
Wacky Marriage Proposal: Naruto had just finished beating up Hianta's grandfather for the right to date her. She jumped into the middle of the arena, and after a stellar kiss, he starts to berate himself for forgetting his planned speech. So he gives a simpler one, and then pops the question. In front of the entire Leaf village.
Anko had previously refused Iruka's proposal because of her curse mark. After that issue is resolved (in the middle of the night) she shyly asks to see the ring again. Iruka dives for it, scrambles back, and asks her to marry him. She snarkily refuses, saying she just got out of one bad situation, and isn't going to jump into another one. So he gently tackles her, and tells her he's going to ravish her until she forgets herself and says yes. She says she'd like to see him try.
Would Hurt a Child: Yori being possessed doesn't stop anyone from killing her though they do immediately regret it.
Xenafication: Hinata, in story. She starts training with Naruto, and then Tsunade. By the middle of the third book, Kakashi rates her as one of the ten strongest Leaf ninjas. She kills Madara towards the end of the last book. With a little help from Sakura.
Averted with Gouki. He is extremely displeased when he learns Madara has been doing this to his men.
You Kill It, You Bought It: Killing the Raikage or Mizukage lets the killer take over the position. The Cloud village does stipulate that the new Raikage must be a Cloud ninja or have a Cloud ninja sponsor.
You Said You Couldn't Dance: Naruto skipped out on dance classes at the Academy, so Hinata is surprised when he asks her to go dancing. He explains that Jiraiya forced him to learn, and that he found out that he likes it.