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     Team 5 

When Naruto passed the Academy exam at his first try, he ended up on a different Genin team.

Tropes applied to Team 5:

Naruto Uzumaki

The main character, assigned to Tetsuo's Team 5 to ensure his passing the Graduation Exam. Under Tetsuo, he undergoes rapid growth as a ninja.

  • Affectionate Nickname: The Konoha ninja refer to him as the "Little Thief", due to how his seal siphons chakra from the Kyuubi into his own supply.
  • Almighty Janitor: Naruto. In fact, Konoha's ninja population show frustration at how he wasn't able to earn the Chuunin position he was rightfully worthy of, thanks to what happened in the Kiri exams, which led to his teammates being promoted earlier and his needing to wait. In "Team 7", he's finally promoted by Tsunade for his performance in the Konoha Chuunin Exams.
    • In Team Tetsuo he gets his chance when Tetsuo arranges for him to fill in for Kabuto for the Suna Winter Exams.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Naruto started as as this, due to being two years junior and a Bratty Half-Pint. However, Suzume and Satoshi seem to have found him endearing rather than aggravating.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: His "Reason You Suck" Speech, directed at Sakura, shows he's not going to take her crap anymore. He gets along with her reasonaby well (relatively speaking anyway) when she's not causing trouble for him or being an idiot.
  • Break the Cutie: Most of his background, and that’s not taking in his shinobi life..
  • Broken Ace: A highly respected and competent ninja, but suffered from PTSD. He slowly is overcoming it due to receiving therapy and his good relationships with his friends.
    • Although Naruto isn't a conventional example of The Ace, anyway - he developed into one after a lucky early graduation and recieving a proper instructor who developed his skills.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Absolutely hates fighting without rigging the battlefield first. If he's had time to deploy a full load of traps he can punch way beyond his weight class.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Brought black market Academy textbooks to a hiking trip and compared them to the ones at the Academy to verify their contents in Team Tetsuo.
    • Though in this case it's less crazy prepared and more conveniently lucky, as the only reason he had said textbooks was because he asked his kleptomaniac former teammate to water his plants for him, and decided the best method of protecting his things from said teammate was to just take literally everything of value he owned with him. Which, in its own way, loops back around to being crazy prepared.
  • Dumbass No More: He is much smarter than when he started, learning how to research and read between the lines although his situational awareness hasn't improved much.
  • Green Thumb: Grows plants as a hobby and has a greenhouse growing out-of-season fruits and vegetables.
  • Guile Hero: Two years of additional experience plus mentoring under Tetsuo turned Naruto in this, making deals and compromises to get out of bad situations.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Tetsuo turns Naruto's pranking skills into a trapping speciality.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Konohamaru and Sakura perceive him with these after they meet him after the disastrous Kiri Exams.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has these at first, until he becomes a Shell-Shocked Veteran. He's then quite apt at the above trope.
  • Irony: Naruto admires Madara for his trapping expertise and reads his books.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Trapping specialty aside, most of his abilities are high but balanced, unlike Sasuke. While he can't beat the latter in a taijutsu bout even after 2 years out in the field, in a real (read: all the abilities at his disposal) fight he'd pummel him.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Invoked in Team 7:Divergance after all the Sannin die, Orochimaru and Tsunade by Jiraiya's hand and Jiraiya by his own. The new Hokage Hiashi Hyuuga and Danzo know with the Sannin dead, Konoha is at risk because the Sannin were deterrents and now their enemies think Konoha is weak. With the ninja force and civilivian forces already in shambles from the invasion, they are. So Hiashi and Danzo decide to exploit Naruto's reputation as The Ace and mold him to become the second Yellow Flash.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Averted, since Naruto knows that his Jinchuriki status, surname and personality comes from his mother.
  • Me's a Crowd: Taken a little more seriously than canon as Naruto is the only one that could do that many Kage Bushin without dying which adds to his growing reputation as The Ace.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Suprisingly so after his Character Development.
  • Older and Wiser: Two years in the field under a competant instructor and the deaths of two colleagues did wonders for his self-control.
  • Only Sane Employee: Of Team 7 and Team Tetsuo. He primarily tries to keep Sasuke from mouthing off when he shouldn't and Sakura from getting herself killed.
  • The Prankster: Tetsuo realizes the skill Naruto has pranking and evolved him into a Trap Master.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He suffers PTSD after the Kiri Chunin Exams, getting in "moods'' or being extremely overprotective of his friends.
  • Street Smart: Naruto will never be book smart, but he's very resourceful and knows how to read a situation.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Becomes vastly stronger when using Kyuubi's power: improved physical abilities, energy claws, an energy shield and absurd regeneration. Also has a hard time distinguishing friend from foe and tends to kill everything in sight, starting with whoever pissed him off.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a hyperactive Heroic Wannabe, to a respected trap specialist.
  • Trap Master: Tetsuo turns Naruto's pranking into a trap speciality.
  • Unknown Rival: He is The Rival to Sasuke, but he doesn't care about their rivalry.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When his teammates are maimed and his peers killed in Kiri, he rips the offenders apart.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Lampshaded, they call it Naruto's C-Rank curse.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Naruto's not afraid to punch Sakura if she punches him. He even tells her he's well-aware that kunoichi are no less dangerous than shinobi, if not more so.

Tetsuo Shimura

The sensei for Team 5, and the grandson of Danzo (born to his disowned son, who married a foreigner). He is new to teaching and he is a hard and tough taskmaster, but a caring teacher and mentor.

  • Action Dad: He has an infant daughter by the time of First Try & Team Tetsuo.
  • Badass Teacher: Naruto had to get it somewhere...
  • Brainy Brunet
  • Career Versus Wife: The reason Tetsuo became a sensei was because he had to choose between his wife and his career. His wife wanted him to have a less dangerous job than being an active jounin so they could eventually start a family.
  • Con Man: He was taught by his mother, a grifter from Tea Country. He ending up teaching his students how to pull an effective con. It's also how he met his wife.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Discussed in First Try: Autumn Leaves - Tetsuo, being new to teaching, has a hard time holding back against his students and sometimes they trigger his instincts, requiring that he restrain himself from using lethal force.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: A man with dark brown hair and black eyes, whose grandfather is The Dreaded Danzo, and overall a highly noble individual.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Tetsuo initially hated Naruto for being the Kyuubi, but he eventually turns around and sees Naruto as his own person and a prized student.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Tetsuo drills his students to the bone and puts them in many situations to gain hard experience, although he lightens up when they show improvement.
  • A Father to His Men: In particular, he becomes a major father figure to Naruto.
  • Happily Married: With his wife, although he does face the problems of maintaining a marriage.
  • Humble Goal: Desires to live to see his great-grandchildren. Although seeing the death rates of ninja, maybe not so humble.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Of course, you probably have to be if Danzo is your grandsire.
  • Like Mother Like Son: He gets his Con Man tendencies from his mother, who was a grifter from Tea Country.
  • The Mentor
  • Misery Builds Character: His favorite teaching tactic to toughen up his Genin.
    • He especially does this to Sakura, who came on the trip massively unprepared, to give the spoiled girl a wake up call before she gets someone killed. Considering his background, where a Childhood Friend of his died soon after Academy graduation thanks to teammates of a similar attitude, it's not surprising really.
  • One Degree of Separation: Tetsuo was babysat as a child by Kushina, which lead him to telling Naruto about her. Which leads to Naruto asking Hiruzen about her.
  • Original Character: He doesn’t exist in canon.
  • Parental Substitute: Towards Naruto, to a certain extent.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Morishita.
  • Real Men Cook: an Informed Ability of his.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When he realizes why Naruto can't do the bushin, he arranges Naruto to be tutored by Kakashi so the former would learn the Shadow Clone Jutsu.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Is Danzo's never-mentioned grandson. Justified that Tetsuo distanced himself from Danzo because their bad relationship and Danzo's reputation.
  • Stern Teacher: He's very strict taskmaster, realizing he needs to divide his attention to his student's different problems. He treats his students fairly and tries to give them a hand to guide them.
  • Team Dad: To Team 5 (and the later Team Tetsuo).

Satoshi Kamiya

An intelligent young Genin, his skills lie in planning. He suffers severe problems even before the ninja life really kicks off for him. Childhood friend of Suzume.

Suzume Kamizuki

A tough but kind kunoichi, and Satoshi's childhood friend. Unlike most kunoichi, her specialty is direct combat, though she doesn't let her other skills diminish.

  • Action Girl: She was the taijutsu specialist on the team, and she plans to open a Dojo when she retires from her shinobi career.
  • Bad Liar: Is very honest and hates lying so much, it shows when she tries.
  • Big Sister Mentor: To Naruto, bonding with him and helping him learn more about the world (for instance, she personally helped him realise that his crush on Sakura was unhealthy.
  • Cool Big Sis: Her treatment of Naruto invokes this, though they're only two years apart agewise. Like Satoshi, she tried to invite Naruto home but was disallowed by her folks.
    • Might also have been one to Sakura in Team 7, where she was one of her three teachers.
  • Closer to Earth: The most levelheaded of her team.
  • Combat Medic: According to Naruto, Suzume is Team 5's designated medic-nin due to chance and experience.
  • The Everyman: She is one by ninja standards.
  • The Mentor: She trains Sakura for a while in Team 7.
  • One Steve Limit: Suzume shares her first name with the Academy's kunoichi arts instructor. Lampshaded in Team Tetsuo.
    • She also has the same family name as Mauve Shirt Izumo Kamizuki, which First Try: Autumn Leaves reveal is because they're cousins.
  • Nice Girl: Just like her teammates.
  • Put on a Bus: In Team Tetsuo until her one scene in Chapter 31.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Suzume might want to open a Dojo, but her hobbies are floral arrangement and basket weaving.
  • Women Are Wiser: Is the most centered person on her team. Given her teammates are a klepto and a demon-container, though, who can blame her.

Hiro Kurosaki

A genin from the same graduating class as Satoshi and Suzume and their friend, he's a member of Team 11 from that year's graduating class. He's temporarily assigned to Team 5 to take the Iwa Chunin Exams after his teammates were murdered in Kiri by a deathtrap, set up by an Iwa Genin team. According to his sensei, Kinako Morishita, he can be difficult to work with.

  • Action Survivor: Is the only one of his team to survive the death trap in the Kiri Chunin Exams.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Mentioned briefly in conversation between Tetsuo and Morishita, he is part of the reason Naruto can't become a Chunin with his teammates. The other part... well.
  • Dramatic Irony: Morishita thought he would be the first in his team to get himself killed, but he was only one to survive.
  • Giftedly Bad: Is extremely bad at making exploding seals, but loves to do so.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He gets this later on.
  • Last-Name Basis: Constantly referred to as Kurosaki, except by Morishita (and at one point, Tetsuo).
  • Mauve Shirt: He got some level of characterization before being Put on a Bus.
  • Put on a Bus: He hasn't appeared since passing the Chunin Exams, although he gets name-dropped in Team Tetsuo.
  • Pyromaniac: Loves making exploding sealing tags.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: After his teammates' deaths, he was left more than a little traumatised.

     Team 7 / Team Tetsuo 

They are not as you know from Canon. In Team 7 they were formed when the Hokage gave Naruto to Kakashi as a bribe to pass them and teach a Genin team. In Team Tetsuo, Sakura and Sasuke were absorbed into Team 5 when Kakashi put off doing the paperwork while Tetsuo filed everything ahead of him in triplicate. When Tetsuo realized he was in over his head with the new additions, he convinced Kakashi to be an assistant teacher to him, making him an honourary member of the team.

For tropes pertaining specifically to Naruto and Tetsuo, see their entries in "Team 5".

  • Disappointed in You: Testuo's happiness at Naruto finally getting a chance at promotion evaporates when he tells Sakura and Sasuke the news and they're relieved that Naruto will be gone for weeks.
  • Dream Team: In FT:TT, Tetsuo thought that when he got Sakura and Sasuke, he got a dream team with his prized student, the Rookie of the Year and Top Kunoichi. He thought that they wouldn't hold Naruto back and a couple months of nonstop training would get them to Suna Chunin Exams. Then he actually met them. The reality couldn't be more different.
  • Five-Man Band: In Team Tetsuo.
  • Freudian Trio: Averted - Kakashi tries to equate Team 7 to his old Team 7, but it doesn't work. Naruto is not The Obito, being the best and most level-headed Genin in the group and also hating his new teammates too much to joke or have crushes on them. Sasuke isn't the best this time, plus he's too hotheaded and self-obsessed to be The Kakashi. Sakura is too incompetent of a kunoichi and too judgemental to be The Rin.
  • Generation Xerox: Defied, as said above Team 7 doesn't act anything like their predessors.
  • Paper Tiger: Sakura and Sasuke are viewed as this in both Team 7 and Team Tetsuo. Tetsuo points out that Sakura's test scores inflated her overall scores when she did terribly in ninjustu and taijutsu. Sasuke is uncooperative, antisocial and focused on power. They both need therapy. Tetsuo thinks the Academy must of had a bad batch that year. It's worse than that. Much worse.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Naruto is the Blue Oni to Sasuke's Red.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Sakura's crush notwithstanding, Team 7's genin really can't stand each other and don't work well together. Initially, anyway.
    • When they become members of Team Tetsuo, the more competant and experienced Mentor steadily works at making them at least passable. They still don't like each other, but they learned to tolerate the others.
    • Exemplified when Naruto doesn't think for a second of telling them that he's leaving for the Suna Chunin Exams and Sakura and Sasuka only feel relieved that he's gone
  • The Unfavorite: Sakura and Sasuke to Kakashi. He doesn't think to highly of them and tolerates them for Naruto's sake. Subverted with Tetsuo, who starts opening up to them when they improve their attitudes and competence (well, Sakura does at least - Sasuke still hasn't started opening up to the rest of them.)

Kakashi Hakate

The sensei in Team 7 and assistant sensei in Team Tetsuo
  • Berserk Button: Don't you dare insult Obito Uchiha.
  • Break the Haughty: In Team 7, he's forced to accept that his preconcieved plans and notions are unhealthy for both him and Naruto.
  • Broken Pedestal: In a reversal, Kakashi gets disappointed with Naruto in Team 7. He wants to teach Naruto, but Naruto doubts his teachings and his students refuse to work as he wants them to.
  • Character Exaggeration / Flanderization: Kakashi was caring if much too distant in the manga and anime who could be argued was a bit out of his depth in being in charge with a team with some students with deep problems, while not having really worked through his own issues first. The version Lucillia employs? See Yandere below.
  • Jumped at the Call: Jumps at the chance to be Naruto's sensei when Tetsuo asks for his help in bringing the new team up to speed. Regrets it when he has to deal with Sakura and Sasuke's drama, but he puts with it because he gets to be involved.
  • Me's a Crowd: Kakashi teaches Naruto the Shadow Clone Jutsu.
  • Missed the Call: In Team Tetsuo by being late to his meeting with the Hokage, Hiruzen made him reschedule, allowing Tetsuo the time to fill the paperwork in triplicate to transfer Sakura and Sasuke to his team
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Naruto gives himself chakra exhaustion from the Shadow Clone technique Kakashi taught him.
  • The Obi-Wannabe: Kakashi wants to be a mentor to Naruto, but Naruto wants nothing to do with him. It gets better in Team Tetsuo.
  • Ridiculous Procrastinator: Deconstructed in Team Tetsuo - Kakashi didn't get Team 7 because he put off doing his paperwork a little too long, leading to Tetsuo filling in the appropriate files before Kakashi gets the chance.
  • Stealth Insult: Says his motto - "Those who break the rules are trash. Those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash." - directly after Sakura and Sasuke fail to figure out the teamwork portion of the Bell Test and Naruto delibrately offers no assistance. Which Naruto notes shows exactly what he thinks of them.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: What he employs with his team to tough them up, from all the tropes shown already you can see how well it worked.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In First Try Tetsuo socks Kakashi in the face and calls him out for irresponsibly teaching Naruto the Shadow Clone Jutsu without warning him of the danger.
    • Jiraiya chews him out for his Yandere habits in Team 7.
  • Yandere: Non-romantic - Kakashi is obsessive over Naruto, to the point that in Team 7, he tries to monopolize his "rights" to the boy (apparently, he promised Minato and Kushina that he'd train Naruto). Because Naruto considered Tetsuo his "real" sensei (unsurprisingly), this is counterproductive and instead fosters resentment - since Naruto already considers Kakashi one of his True Companions, all it did was make the boy spiteful to a man he otherwise likes. Jiraiya calls him out on this, telling Kakashi he failed to take Naruto's feelings into account when he did all this.
    • Averted in Team Tetsuo - he's initially upset, but when Tetsuo gives him a chance to be at least partially involved in Naruto's personal training, he's quite happy about it. It prevents the fracture in their acquaintanceship that happened in Team 7.

Sakura Haruno

  • Book Dumb: Inverted and criticized by Naruto, who says that her by-the-book adhearence to the Academy textbooks will get her killed by someone who read the books.
  • Breakout Character: In Team Tetsuo, where she gets a lot more focus than in the other stories.
  • Break the Haughty: Pretty much most of her screen time is breaking this haughtiness.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Her attempt at this gets put down. Hard. The result leaves Sakura terrified of Naruto.
  • Daddy's Girl: To a degree. Good thing too, since Kita Haruno is a more understanding and level-headed than his wife Barako. She does dearly love her mother, too, but even she has memories of the woman being overbearing at times.
  • Faux Action Girl -> Action Girl: When from almost totally inept and naive in her capabilities as a kunoichi to being capable.
  • For Your Own Good: Kakashi makes her kill the rabbit she catches in a trap: firstly to make her understand that she was causing it to suffer by her indecision, and secondly to indirectly break it to her that she'll probably be forced to kill during her ninja career.
  • Genre Blindness: Thinks that as a kunoichi her knowledge of rules makes her superior to Naruto, and thinks that her love and support of broody loner like Sasuke will get her points with him.
  • Hunter Trapper: Hunts for her own food by neccessity in Team Tetsuo
  • Important Haircut: Forced on her by Tetsuo, who points out how bad long hair can be. However, he only makes her cut it when she can't untangle it - as he knows, competent ninja don't have to worry about long hair.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She started a nearly Jerk with a Heart of Jerk because of her temper, abrasive ness and treatment of Naruto. But eventually wisens later, becoming more competent, kind, and patient.
  • Jerkass Realization: Sakura realized, looking back that she went overboard on bullying Naruto. But it's less of "I've been a jerk" and more of "I have been a jerk to a now very dangerous person".
    • Fully sinks in when after the Wave arc in Team 7, she sees Naruto generally being happy with Team 5 and realizes that being on Team 7 makes him miserable.
      • She steadily gets the other part, though. Steadily.
    • Gets hit with this again in chapter 39 of Team Tetsuo when she finally learns that Naruto is the Kyuubi's container and realizes she's been a jerk to not only a dangerous person but a dangerous person largely undeserving of her ire.
  • The Load: Recognised, and she takes steps to avert it. In Team 7, she's given three mentors prior to the Third Stage of the Chunin Exams (Suzume, Ebisu, and Anko).
  • The Medic -> Combat Medic: when she's disillusioned and made aware of her inadequacies she seeks to join the Medic Corps to get out of field and still maintain her honor in Team 7
    • And in Team Tetsuo, she's basically thrust into the role by her sensei because she's the best-suited for it.
  • Misery Builds Character: It actually works on her, after a while.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She has a severely underdeveloped understanding of the ninja world, which her Character Development is centred around outgrowing.
  • New Meat: Sakura especially fits this, being a gifted Academy student but is ignorant of the ninja world and having no actual skill.
  • Proper Lady: Her mother tried to make her be this which contributed in the formation of "Inner Sakura" as an outlet for her unladylike thoughts.
  • Skewed Priorities: When she prepares for the Genin Exam, she is concerned that if she doesn't pass, Sasuke would pass her over to pick Ino.
    • In Team Tetsuo, she is concerned that she can't pack her beauty products with her to take in the survival camping trip. This quickly bites her in the ass.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Is obsessed with Sasuke but had the tendency of taking his word as gospel. After the incident with Naruto, she quickly grows out of this.
  • Take a Level in Badass: Steadily so. In the Time Skip between Team 7 & Shippuden, she joins the ANBU forces, code-named Racoon. In Team Tetsuo, the process is even more detailed and starts earlier.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Of many things, not least of all assuming Naruto killed those Iwa Genin simply because they prevented him becoming a Chunin...
    • In Team 7, she is under the impression Naruto is due for a psychotic break due to his extreme irritability, restlessness and snappishness.

Sasuke Uchiha

  • Adaptational Heroism: Never defects to Orochimaru in Team 7 and remains a loyal Konoha shinobi in Team 7: Shippuden.
  • Action Dad: In Team 7: Shippuden (unless it gets a Retcon when the author rewrites it).
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Unlike canon, he's actually one in his team. He can outfight Naruto in hand-to-hand, but Naruto is better than him overall.
  • Break the Haughty: His self-centeredness comes back to bite him.
    • A minor example would in Team Tetsuo when he had a fix a fence and didn't know how to because he thought that a lesson to act like a laborer is beneath him.
    • Does not like how Naruto is seen as the strong one while he's seen as the weak link.
  • Book Dumb: Played with. He's good at school but unless something directly impacts being a ninja, he doesn't know about it. As shown when he badmouths Obito.
  • Can't Catch Up: He thinks he's this, when really Naruto just has more real-life experience than him and wasn't held back by a decadent academic system being tampered with by traitors.
  • Crippling Overspecialisation: Not that you can make him admit it.
  • Character Exaggeration / Flanderization: Sasuke was not as psychotically self centered before he went off the deep end as the version used in the First Try series.
  • Entitled Bastard: Reportedly hates all the people who kiss up to him but thinks he is obligated to better training because he's the Uchiha.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Grows quickly jealous of Naruto's skill and experience over him, but also gets jealous of Sakura when she proves to be better at something than him.
  • Harmful to Minors: To demonstrate torture, he's made to watch Mai perform a "demonstration" on an enemy ninja, and is quite sickened by it. Later, he vomits after being forced to kill many Missing-Nin from a burgeoning "village".
  • Insane Troll Logic: Is prone to this because he doesn't want to accept things that don't fit his world view.
  • It's All About Me: His major schtick, which he's slowly being made to outgrow.
  • Jerkass -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Finally reaches the latter towards the end of Team 7.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He runs headlong into danger without realizing the consequences.
  • Loners Are Freaks: While Naruto doesn't care about Sasuke personally, he warns Sasuke to let go of his alone wolf attitude because all ninja work in teams and if Sasuke doesn't start working well with others, he'll never be promoted. Sasuke doesn't get a crap.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: After being examined by Tetsuo, he says he's glad he's not a failure like Obito. Kakashi is not pleased.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Sasuke refused to believe that Naruto graduated earlier than he did, so he makes the rumor that Naruto dropped out and is pretending to be Genin. He's forced to face this when Naruto and him end up on the same team.
  • Spoiled Brat: His entire personality at the start could be summarized as “self-centered spoiled brat with a inferiority complex”.
  • True Companions: in Shippuden, Team 8 became this to him.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Sasuke's goal of killing Itachi is seen as being rather disturbing. To the point that Tetsuo is fairly certain that Sasuke is an undiagnosed psychotic.
  • Tyke-Bomb: An unknown example, but he acts as such to Itachi.
  • Unknown Rival: In a reversal to canon, Sasuke becomes one to Naruto, mostly because he sees Naruto as a less crazy and more balanced Expy of Itachi. Naruto wants nothing to do with him.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Thinks Naruto was Obfuscating Stupidity by delibrately doing bad at the Academy, but graduated the first chance he got. He wasn't.


Hiruzen Sarutobi

The Third Hokage.

  • Broken Pedestal: To Danzo, in the backstory. However...
    • Rebuilt Pedestal: His friend's respect for him is restored when Hiruzen catches the sabotage in the bud, reforming the educational system before it becomes a major problem.
  • Cool Old Guy: Comes off this way to Naruto and Konohamaru.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Is a grandfatherly figure to the village and likes to promote peace, but when he found out his putting off reading the textbooks upgrades cause him to overlook the sabotage in the Academy, he puts his foot down. He has the collaborators arrested and worked for immediate reform.
  • Guile Hero: Invoked Nepotism to ensure Naruto's genin team would pass.
  • Killed Off for Real: In "Team 7", just as in Canon.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Realizes that it was through his negligence that cause ninja to decline in Konoha.

Danzo Shimura

  • Archnemesis Grandfather: Tetsuo and Danzo hate each other.
    • Grandpa Wolf: Nonetheless, Team Tetsuo shows, quite clearly, that nobody messes with his grandson.
  • Ascended Extra: He plays a major role in Team Tetsuo.
  • Babysitter from Hell: While he didn't actually do anything bad, he once babysitted Kita Haruno as a child and scared the living crap out of him. It contributed to Kita's decision to not become a ninja.
  • Character Check: In defiance of Naruto fanon, Danzo is portrayed as Well-Intentioned Extremist as of canon, but wins the audience over by displaying both his humanity and Manipulative Bastard side.
  • The Chessmaster: An undisputed master of this. He makes plan within plans.
  • Doting Grandfather: He was one to Tetsuo when he was a child. He even spoiled Tetsuo with gifts and candy.
  • The Dreaded: Among the ninjas, who are of the opinion he'll be incredibly dangerous until the day he dies in his sleep at an incredibly old age. Part of it is caused by the fact he's already an old man and crippled to boot and still in active service (something that they realize means he's still strong, knows Kami knows how many tricks and techniques and has buried anyone who tried to kill him), and part of it is caused by his well-earned fame as a Manipulative Bastard.
    "That woman's messing with Danzo? I'm amazed she's still alive. I was just a little pipsqueak back during the First War, but I saw him in action then. Crossing him is a really bad idea. It'd be quicker, easier and a darn sight less messy to just turn a Lightning Jutsu on yourself instead."
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He may not like his son marrying a foreigner and his grandson taking after his mother, but Danzo does care for them.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's not a pleasant person, but he serves Konoha first and foremost.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Only he is allowed to mess with his grandson...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Well... more like "heart of bronze", but it's definitely there.
  • The Nicknamer: He calls Tetsuo "The Boy" and Naruto "The Weapon" (only in his head, though).
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: In the backstory, Danzo absolutely hated his daughter-in-law and hoped that his son would eventually divorce. He lightened up with the birth of Tetsuo... and fell right back when it proved Tetsuo took after his mother.
  • Pragmatic Villain: More like a Well-Intentioned Extremist, but his treatment of the most annoying Barako in "Team Tetsuo" proves he's still pragmatic: he considered having her killed to spare himself and everyone else from having to deal with her, but spared her because Konoha punishes the murder of a civilian with jail time and not a fine and running Root from a cell would be more trouble than its worth; and he doesn't do anything to her until she starts a rumor mill against him and Tetsuo that could potentially cause trouble to the shinobi, at which point he puts her in her place using the rumor mill himself without even trying seriously.

Iruka Umino


  • Armor Piercing Attack: When Konohamaru tried to attack his grandfather, Naruto nearly killed him (due to his PTSD making him overprotective and irrational), and had to be stopped and reassured by the Hokage.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: After nearly attacking him, Naruto realized Konohamaru was much like him and asked him why he attacked the Hokage. This question completely changed the boy.
  • Big Brother Worship: He seriously looks up to Naruto.
  • Love at First Punch: Grew to look up to Naruto after the latter attempted to kill him.


Barako Haruno

  • Ascended Extra: In Team Tetsuo.
  • Alpha Bitch: Is a grown-up version, bullying anyone that doesn't follow her way and manipulates anyone that knows her.
  • Control Freak: Everything must be done her way or else.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Ran out a ninja family with a kekkei genkai because the matriach tripped her into mud. Though Sakura's POV reveals that the woman was apparently a bully towards Barako (which culminated in this incident), it was still a petty thing to do (and doesn't exactly foster respect with the ninja forces). Especially since it would have made more sense to report the woman to the authorities or something, instead of spreading Malicious Slander.
  • Gossipy Hens: Her powerbase is mostly housewives and retired ninja... until it's turned against her by Danzo.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Called her "Extreme Mode" by her daughter and husband.
  • Hate Sink: Sort of, in Team Tetsuo - part of her narrative purpose is to make Danzo of all people look cool through her sheer conceitedness.
  • Malicious Slander: Tries to spread this about the Shimura family as revenge for Tetsuo putting her in her place. Danzo pretty much immediately turns it against her... by telling nothing but the truth.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Manipulates everyone into doing what she says, but she’s not a very competent example. With more emphasis on her bitch than her manipulations.
  • Moral Guardians: A deconstruction of the trope.
  • Mugging the Monster: She decided to run out of Konoha the Shimura family, with no idea it's Danzo's family. Or that Danzo isn't a crippled drunkard but the second most powerful man in Konoha. When she finds out she's properly terrified.
  • My Beloved Smother: Is controlling of her daughter, often making her do things that Barako believes is appropriate. Like dieting when Sakura got too muscular.
  • O.C. Stand-in: Lampshaded in an Omake where Barako and Kita meets Sakura's parents from the Anime.
  • Out-Gambitted: Her attempt to defame Tetsuo dies when Danzo takes offense.
  • Parents as People: Just because she loves her daughter and truly does want the best for her, it doesn't automatically make her a good person(or even an ideal parent).
  • Pet the Dog: She does love her husband and daughter, but simply goes about it the wrong way.
  • Smug Snake: Thinks she is very powerful because she ran out the last family who opposed her.

Kita Haruno

  • Ascended Extra: Was a Living Prop in Team 7 and gained a bigger role in Team Tetsuo.
  • Good Parents: Certainly comes off as one to Sakura after he puts his foot down.
  • Grew a Spine: Put his foot down after Barako costs him his job.
  • Henpecked Husband: He has the sympathy of Konoha for this one.
  • Nice Guy: How on Earth did he end up married to Barako, of all people?
  • O.C. Stand-in: Lampshaded when he meets his Anime counterpart in an Omake.
  • Papa Wolf: He does make the effort to at least try and give Naruto a warning about not hurting his daughter on missions or else (after hearing about the boy's reputation from Sakura). Key word being "try" - he's not fierce enough for Naruto to be intimidated by him.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Is a victim of this - he was fired from of his banking job of fifteen years because of what his wife did.

Kinako Morishita

An old friend from Tetsuo's graduating class (though he refers to her by her surname), Morishita was assigned as sensei for Team 11 the same year that Team 5 graduated.

  • Action Girl: A female jonin of Konoha.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: She becomes alcoholic and depressed after her first ever genin team is destroyed, two of them killed.
  • Heel Realisation/Jerkass Realization: After her students' deaths, she is desperate for someone to blame and because the perpetrators are dead, she starts to find excuses for blaming Naruto (he didn't take point knowing he's the best at locating traps, etc.)... and then has the epiphany of how dreadful it was that people directed their hate at the most viable target they could find since the Nine-Tails was no longer around. While she wasn't outright cruel to Naruto before, she makes an extra effort to help him after this fact.
  • Heroic BSoD: Due to her students being killed.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She kind of forms one with Naruto after realising how lucky the village is that he's not snapped from the abuse. She even gets him into therapy to overcome the trauma of the Kiri Exams.
  • Last-Name Basis: To Tetsuo.
  • Original Character: An original character who doesn’t exist in canon.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Tetsuo.

Tetsuo's Wife

Tetsuo's wife who contributed to Tetsuo's decision to become a sensei - so he can have a relatively safe job and she won't have to constantly worry about losing her husband in the field.

  • Affectionate Pickpocket: How Tetsuo met his wife - he was coning her and she stole his wallet.
  • The Clan: Is part of a large one which acts a huge extended family and includes Satoshi.
  • The Ghost: Is never actually seen in story, but contributes by being the driving force behind Tetsuo's decisions
  • Happily Married: To Tetsuo, faces realistic problems of a marriage such as having major decisions on one's career or needing space after a major fight.
  • No Name Given: Is never referred by name in the narrative.
  • Original Character: Doesn’t exist in canon.
  • Satellite Character: Had no characterization besides her relation to Tetsuo, not even a name.
  • Sticky Fingers: Is a pickpocket, which is how she met Tetsuo. Apparently her clan is like this, to a greater or lesser extent. It was one of the agreements in their marriage: Tetsuo would cut down on his conning and she would cut down on pickpocketing.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Is Tetsuo's "aqua-haired love of his life" (which happens to be the same colour as her cousin, Satoshi's).


An Academy graduate from Naruto's age group, he wasn't well-liked by Naruto for having bullied him. He failed the Genin Exam.

Shin and his nameless comrade

A pair of ROOT agents.


Mei Terumi

The Fifth Mizukage.

Zabuza Momochi

  • Action Dad: He raises his and Mei's son while his wife gets to be Mizukage
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Zabuza and Mei grew up together, and while they didn't date before their marriage they are pretty happy with each other. Zabuza notes that while he doesn't get to be Mizukage or activity in the field anymore, he's pretty fortunate to be in the position.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In "Team Tetsuo", along with the Demon Brothers.
  • A Father to His Men: He's no specific fan of his subordinates other than Haku but he treats them well and genuinely regrets when Mai gets hurt in Team Tetsuo.
  • Good Is Not Soft: As an assassin learned the hard way.
  • Happily Married: To Mei Terumi.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Is no longer a Missing Nin in Team 7.
  • Henpecked Husband: It's kind of implied that Mei "wears the pants" - so to speak - in the marriage. Not a negative example, however.
  • House Husband: After Mei gives birth to their first child, he stays home and raises him while his wife is busy being the Mizukage.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Notable In-Universe for being a political dissident, not a criminal.
  • Shotgun Wedding: Mei Terumi already has a wedding planned, she just needs a groom.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In "Team 7". May also end up this way in "Team Tetsuo".


  • Battle Butler: Like in Canon, but here he practically makes it literal after he and Zabuza return to Kiri - in the "Zabuza" spin-off, he's Zabuza and Mei's butler in all but title.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Worked to his favor when Naruto met him in Kiri. Naruto asked for his help in finding a ramen stand, which enabled Haku to evade the Kiri nin.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In Kiri, shortly before the Kiri Chunin Exams.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Naruto team as in canon.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Same as Zabuza.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In "Team 7". May also end up this way in "Team Tetsuo".

Mizuko Sanbashi

A Kiri Jounin, who was a proctor in the Kiri Chunin exams.

  • The Bus Came Back: His return in "Team Tetsuo" and Team 7.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Believes Naruto to be more powerful and competent than he really is.
  • Original Character: Doesn’t exist in canon.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: When he found Team 5's abandoned campsite, he deduced the entire fight with the Iwa nin and which one was the Kyuubi Jinchuriki by just their footprints.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Able to deduce with limited evidence that Naruto was Kyuubi Jinchuriki, but believes that Naruto's parents died protecting him from the Yondaime to stop him from taking their son. In Team Tetsuo, he believes that Naruto and his team were on a mission to get rid of an upstart ninja village (rather than stumbling into the scenario), covering it up by hiring Zabuza and his cohorts.

Renji and Mai Tokai

Two of Zabuza's followers.


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