The list of characters and their related tropes in Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox. All characters' names are listed in Japanese order, with the family name first.
(NOTE: Any character tropes that would need their trope-titles spoiler-tagged are to be added on the main page; we want to avoid spoiler-tagging trope-titles as much as possible.)
Uzumaki NarutoThe main protagonist of the story, he is a former member of the infamous nine-member group known collectively as the "Kyuushingai," or "Nine Terrors;" his code-name during his time with the group was "Kurama the Fox." At the start of the story, he's just moving to Konoha Town to live with his mother, Kushina.
- Adaptational Intelligence: He's far smarter in this fanfic than he was in canon. The training regimen he underwent while a part of the Kyuushingai explains this especially with the revelation that much of his intelligence was artificially ingrained.
- All of the Other Reindeer: In his back-story at Uzushio High School, following his gang-fight that resulted in mass property damage at the school, Naruto fell victim to this when suspicion was (correctly) cast on him being a Kyuushingai. It didn't help that the city, having been among the hardest hit by the Kyuushingai during the 365 days, was still feeling raw from the incident.
- Animal Motif: His is the fox. Aside from it being part of his code-name, on his own he's cunning, he's stealthy, and he's pulled out of several close shaves by sheer luck.
- Anti-Hero: He has shades of this, despite being the main character. While he does regret having to do the things he did just to survive the 365 days, for much of the story he justifies his actions by noting that he only killed people who attacked him or were hurting innocents, and as such he was doing what he had to do. Much of his Character Development has to do with him coming to terms with the reality that not everybody who suffered during the 365 days is going to see it the same way. Then there's his willingness to brutally beat up opponents and torture people (by making them watch Twilight, mind you, but even still...).
- The Atoner: He's not proud of his past as a member of the Kyuushingai.
- Badass Boast: Gives a menacing one to Kurotsuchi when he lets her know via phone call that he's coming for her after her goons have attempted to burn down Mabui's spa.Once upon a time I was known as Kurama the Fox of the Kyuushingai, and during the 365 days I killed 427 people with my own two hands. You could have a legion to guard you—it still wont be enough to save you from me. So clean your neck and wait for me.
- Badass Family: His father's a black-ops agent, his mother's capable of beating the ever-loving crap out of gangsters half her age, and Naruto himself is a Kyuushingai.
- Badass in Distress: Gets this way during the Abduction Arc when Akatsuki and Mizuki's gang kidnap Hanabi as bait to draw him in, then torture him almost to death.
- Bash Brothers: With Sasuke, during the Spa Inferno arc.
- Berserk Button: Harming any of his friends, particularly Ino or Hinata, will trigger Kyuushingai-level rage. He would've killed Aoi over the latter's beat-down of Ino in Chapter 25 if not for Sasuke's intervention; and he gave Zabuza a savage thrashing and near-throat-cutting for injuring Hinata in Chapter 41, but Ino managed to talk him down in that incident.
- Big Eater: By Kushina's testimony.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Naruto is quite bored in some of his classes and isn't shown to do the requisite work (though considering his Kyuushingai gifted intelligence boost this is a justified case), but he's skilled enough to completely solve a Rubik's cube in the time it takes Hiashi to say the first few letters of the alphabet. It is also implied that he can solve it even faster but he deliberately solved it at G just for a pun.Hiashi: (Naruto starts on the cube) A. B. C. D. E. F.Naruto: (finished) Gee, that was easy!Hiashi: Wha—?
- Broken Hero: This version of Naruto isn't as Book Dumb as his canon counterpart, and he's a terrifyingly skilled fighter capable of taking down gangs all by himself. Yet he's got some serious loathing for his time as a Kyuushingai, and the trauma of having to partake of city-wide massacres day after day for a whole year has taken a toll on him by the time the story's main plot has begun.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Hinata's Gentle Girl.
- Bully Hunter: People who abuse others weaker than themselves are very unfortunate if they get onto Naruto's radar. Two particular examples stand out—he tore Aoi and his Hall Monitors new ones for abusing their authority, and took on Kurotsuchi's mob single-handedly after she attempted to use intimidation tactics on a small-business owner.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: A frequent trait of his, including but not limited to: his rescuing of the Yamanaka family store from Mizuki and his thugs, his beating of Aoi and the Hall Monitors' Guild when they hassle innocent townspeople, his going to rescue Hanabi when she's been kidnapped, his helping Mabui when her spa is threatened by Kurotsuchi...
- Combat Pragmatist: This was his specialty as a member of the Kyuushingai, according to him. Among other things, he's proven willing to knock opponents in the crotch, kick out kneecaps, and take advantage of injuries he knows his opponents have.Naruto: Back during the 365 days, I specialized in practical combat—break limbs here and there, use as few moves as possible to beat the opponent, all that kind of stuff.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Naruto always believed that, given the skills that the Nine Terrors learned, they should have used such skills for the betterment of mankind. As the 365 days' incident testifies, however, that didn't happen.
- Covered with Scars: As a result of his torture at Monjin's hands, Naruto's got numerous scars over his torso; he's also got some on his arms from the same incident, but those aren't quite as noticeable at a casual glance since they were smaller and healed better.
- Covert Pervert: His attempt at distracting himself from thinking sexy thoughts about Mei in class led to him thinking about other girls in the cast in various stages of undress or wearing skimpy clothing.
- Crazy-Prepared: Has elements of this, especially made prominent in the Vengeance Arc. On learning that Hana and Hokuto have been kidnapped and he's being required to show up at a certain place alone to get them back, Naruto's response is to dress in full black (along with borrowing his mother's Shadow Fox mask), wearing a metal plate underneath a bandanna covering his hair and forehead, and arrive at the meeting-site an hour ahead of the stipulated time so as to scout the area, in case it proves to be a trap as he suspects it is. Good thing too, because Temari attempts to snipe him in the head from a hidden spot, but the bullet is deflected by said metal plate and mask.
- Dark and Troubled Past: While his family life averts this, his life between the 365 days and the start of the main story badly affected him. Naruto's past as a member of the Kyuushingai haunts him to this very day, and his move to Konoha Town was not only an attempt to avoid a criminal record, but also an attempt to start fresh and move on with his life.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's got quite a few zingers for the appropriate targets. Unfortunately for him, Kushina can snark right back.
- Ditzy Genius: While he's significantly smarter than his canon counterpart thanks to artificially-implanted intelligence during his Kyuushingai training, Naruto still has moments of daffiness, one of the earliest examples being his surprise that anyone would suspect him and Ino of being in a relationship (which earns him a flattening punch from the irritated Ino for voicing it so loudly).
- Experienced Protagonist: As a result of the training regimen that all the Kyuushingai had to go through including artificially-implanted knowledge in various subject areas, Naruto is extremely skilled at fighting long before the story begins. The 365-day chaotic period itself also played a role in him becoming this.
- Good Is Not Soft: He loves and cares for his friends and family, and has regrets about his time as a Kyuushingai. That being said, if you press him or threaten his loved ones' safety, expect to get your limbs broken.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars / Scars Are Forever: In this universe, those familiar whisker-marks on his face are actually scars, given to him by Gaara right before the 365 days' rampage began. He gets a lot more all over his body after being tortured by Akatsuki.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: He can dress up in formal-wear and look good doing so...he just doesn't particularly like it.Naruto: I feel like a China doll.
- Heroes Fight Barehanded: Usually, though he won't shy away from using whatever's on hand as a weapon if the situation warrants it.
- Hopeless Suitor: Was this for Sakura. Fortunately, Hinata was there as a different option.
- Hurting Hero: Concerning the 365 days.
- I Hate Past Me
- Improvised Weapon User: He's used a soda bottle as a club and a rope as a whip and lasso.
- Jade-Colored Glasses
- My Greatest Failure: The 365 days is this for him, specifically because it was a fight between him and Gaara that triggered the event.
- New Transfer Student: Chapter 2 reveals that Naruto has transferred to Konoha High School from Uzushio High School in Whirl City. It's later revealed that transferring was one of two options he faced after a fight with a gang that caused a great deal of destruction to Uzushio High (the other option was being expelled and arrested by the local police on suspicion of being a Kyuushingai).
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When he found out about Gaara's plot to murder several government officials, Naruto sought to stop Gaara directly. Unfortunately, the ensuing fight resulted in the first few deaths that would kick off the 365 days, which in turn led to numerous more deaths and a lot of property damage and indirectly led to the death of one of the Kira brothers. In the present day, both Yugao and Judge Utatane give him hell over it during the Tribunal Arc.
- No Badass to His Valet: There are exactly two people who are not intimidated or impressed by Naruto's experiences as a Kyuushingai—his parents, Minato and Kushina. Both have seen him at his most vulnerable, Kushina has no bones about trading insults with him, and Minato (a black-ops commander) can easily inflict a Curb-Stomp Battle on him during training.
- Nom de Mom: Like in the canon series, Naruto takes his surname from Kushina, although it's been confirmed that Minato is alive and works for the military. Turns out it was Minato's idea, to protect his family from any enemies he might make due to his black-ops work.
- Not a Morning Person: Naruto doesn't do well in the mornings, in one instance grumbling that the morning should go away and come back at 2:00 p.m.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: In the first chapter, when Naruto is just arriving in Konoha Town, he acts like a very clueless newcomer to avoid being beaten up by Dosu, Zaku and Kin even as they're trashing the Yamanaka greengrocery, and in the second chapter he's acting as though he's terrified of being beaten up by other Konoha High students for mouthing off to them. This is the same guy who was part of a nine-member group that caused panic across an entire continent for a whole year's worth of time, and in the present day is capable of single-handedly beating up a whole gang with nothing but a soda bottle.
- Odd Friendship: With Shino and Minister Byakuren. Also Yugao, to a lesser extent, though their association didn't start off exactly friendly.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Tried to pass himself off as this early on, complete with Obfuscating Stupidity; unfortunately, it didn't quite take. It definitely didn't work back when he was at Uzushio High School, given what he did to Sumaru's gang at that time.
- Primary-Color Champion: Of course, Naruto's got blond hair. During the Underground Fists arc, he wears a red jacket and jeans and a blue undershirt (see the image on the main page). During the final arc, he wears a red jacket with blue jeans, and later swaps out the jacket for a red T-shirt while wearing a pair of jeans that's an even deeper shade of blue.
- Red Is Heroic: As explained immediately above.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sasuke's blue.
- Second Year Protagonist: He starts the story as a transfer student in his second year of high school (his first year was spent at Uzushio High School in Whirl City).
- Sherlock Scan: A skill he possesses from his training with the Kyuushingai. It allows him to notice Jiraiya's right hand has wrinkles from using too much lotion for, uh, personal business and also to notice that Nohara Rin uses makeup to hide her Domestic Abuse scars.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Occasionally wears a sleeveless jacket, most notably during the Underground Fists Arc. Also, at one point during the final fight with Gaara, he rips off one of the sleeves from his jacket (albeit to use as makeshift bandages).
- Survivor Guilt: Naruto's been suffering this ever since the end of the 365 days, as he admits in Chapter 26.Naruto: Do you know how many nights I'd go to bed hating that I was still alive while people I'd never met and would never get to know were dead because of what I helped to do?
- These Hands Have Killed: Part of his Survivor Guilt complex.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Wouldn't be Naruto without the ramen, although his love of it is toned down to more realistic levels here.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Used to be this, most notably concerning what he could do with the training he would receive as a government. A flashback reveals that he was quite gung-ho about using his training to serve his country, even after Itachi and Dr. Haruno warned him that it would not be all sunshine and roses. Then the 365 days happened and he got his Jade-Colored Glasses.
- Willfully Weak: Not weak, per se, but Naruto intentionally holds back whenever he fights, to the point that it's become subconscious. This is justified, seeing as being a former member of the disbanded Kyuushingai, he's arguably one of the strongest fighters in the country and maybe even the world, and therefore can easily cripple someone, even if he hadn't intended to do so.
- Would Hit a Girl: If that girl is an opponent, then yes. Tenten is the first example.
Yamanaka InoOne of Naruto's classmates at Konoha High School, and the first one to both find out about his past as a Kyuushingai and to accept him and become his friend in spite of it. Her family owns a greengrocery store.
- Action Girl: Very, very active.
- All Women Love Shoes: In Chapter 4, Ino is shown to have purchased five shopping bags' worth of shoes...the thing is, though, she's making poor Naruto carry four of the five bags, with him having both hands, his neck and his mouth occupied with the bags as a result.Naruto: (speech impeded by the bag in his mouth) Aw vis fer shoes?Ino: Yes, Naruto, all this for shoes.
- Ascended Extra: In the sense that, in canon, she was one of the main supporting cast but otherwise didn't impact the plot as hugely as, say, Hinata, Shikamaru or Gaara; whereas in this fic, she's one of the major characters from the get-go.
- Batter Up!: Her weapon of choice in the first two chapters, used against Naruto during their first meeting (she thought he was trying to rob her father), and then against some of Mizuki's goons before they manage to overpower and restrain her. She hasn't been seen wielding a bat since then, though.
- Berserk Button: Don't waste pudding around her. Played for comedy.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She's not exactly a quiet individual. Nor is she a weak one, either.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: She's not one to stand back while innocent civilians are being hassled by thugs. The first noteworthy example of this shows when she attacks Aoi for trying to sexually assault a random woman long before Naruto gets involved in the fray; and much later, she's the first to challenge Darui for his shaking-down of local store-owners, even when Shikamaru and Choji are reluctant to get involved.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: Bordering on Lethal Chef, at that. She makes a dish of pepperpot soupnote and serves it to the gang in Chapter 100...and only Choji and Kushina can stomach it, the latter (herself a Supreme Chef) pointing out just what Ino's done wrong after a few test-tastes. For Naruto, Shikamaru and Sasuke, though, the concoction "tastes like vomit."Choji: Well, it doesn't smell toxic...
- Fragile Speedster: According to Kushina's observation in Chapter 96, during Ino's brief spar with Hinata. It's indicated much earlier than this, too, particularly during her fight with Aoi in the Uchiha Zaibatsu Invitational tournament, where she's fast enough to deliver blows and get out of reach but runs into trouble once her opponent manages to land one good hit on her.
- Groin Attack: She tends to inflict this more often than not. She has a particularly painful one that she came up with to deter any Dirty Old Man who'd try to hit on her while shopping at her family's store: grab the balls and twist. It's also just as effective on women as on men, as Kin found out to her agony.
- The Matchmaker: Ino, being a Shipper on Deck for Naruto and Hinata, seeks to get the two of them talking by luring Naruto into a classroom where Hinata's waiting to see him.
- The Not-Love Interest: Let's see. She was introduced as a main character, she was the first to accept Naruto in spite of his past, and she's displayed Tsundere behavior around him, not to mention a few of the readers' reviews asked essentially if the two of them would hook up. Despite all this, though, the author has insisted repeatedly that, while they are certainly quite close, Naruto and Ino are not hitching up, and indeed Ino herself is The Matchmaker and Shipper on Deck for Naruto and Hinata. Cemented by her Relationship Upgrade with Sai.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Hinata's blue.
- Shipper on Deck: For Naruto and Hinata.
- Sweet Tooth: Given her perpetual craving for pudding.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Hinata's girly-girl.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's active in sports and street fighting, but she's still got the typical interest in boys.
- Tomboyish Ponytail
- Trademark Favorite Food: Pudding.
Haruno SakuraIno's main rival at Konoha High School, and an early (and failed) love interest to Naruto. She's also the daughter of Haruno Kizashi, the chief surgeon at Konoha Hospital.
- Academic Alpha Bitch: Her first appearance paints her this way, always lording over Ino because of the fact that, a year prior, she'd gotten the highest GPA out of all the girls in their class (Ino came a close second, losing out by five points).
- Action Girl: She's not about to let the boys outdo her during the fight with the Blood Mist Gang in Chapter 41.
- Badass Bookworm: She was the top-performing female student in her year-group during the previous school year prior to the start of the story. She's also capable of dishing out a beating in the middle of a group brawl, or fighting Ino in one-on-one combat.
- Batter Up!: She proves to be quite handy with a baseball bat during the fight with the Blood Mist Gang, even stylishly twirling it around for a bit before slugging one of the thugs with it.
- Cherry Blossom Girl: Her name's Sakura, she has pink hair, she's associated with medical expertise (indirectly—her father's a surgeon), she's a Love Interest for Sasuke, and she's strongly associated with cherry blossoms in Chapter 152 during Sasuke's rather erotic dream about her following their Relationship Upgrade.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: When first introduced, she's absolutely uncivil to Naruto, bitchy to Ino, and haughty to everyone else not named Sasuke. It takes a "The Reason You Suck" Speech from Sasuke for her to start thawing, but it's not until her family's home and car are vandalized by a pair of students who resented her behavior that she really starts humbling herself.
- Forehead of Doom: Naturally enough, her having this provides Ino with fodder to use in response to Sakura's "pig" insults. Their first conversation in Chapter 2 is just the first example.Sakura: Eating alone again, piggy? And is that a pork sausage you've got? Don't tell me you've turned cannibal now?Ino: Since when do you care what I eat, Great Forehead of China?
- Hidden Depths: For most of the story, especially prior to her Character Development, Sakura comes across as shallow, vain, arrogant, overly proud of her academic skill, and outright snobbish...but she's also been wrestling with the fact that her father's always staying out late at work and is consequently rarely home to enjoy a meal with the family.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She might quarrel with Ino frequently, look down on people of lower social standing than herself, and lord her queen-bee status over everyone else...but when Aoi savagely beats Ino during Sasuke's tournament, Sakura shows a considerable amount of compassion because, as she herself declares, nobody deserves to undergo something like that.
- Rapunzel Hair: Sakura's hair is her pride and joy, according to Chapter 2's narrative; however, Ino takes advantage of it during their fight in the Uchiha Zaibatsu Invitational. Much later, Sakura has Ino cut it to shoulder-length as a sign that she's casting off her perceived weakness.
- Rich Bitch: She starts the story as this, and it doesn't help that she's the daughter of Konoha Town's resident surgeon. Witness her response to Naruto's attempt to ask her out on a date, in Chapter 3:Naruto: Say, Sakura-chan, I just got two free-meal coupons to use at Burger Castle, and I was wondering if you'd like to—Sakura: Forget it! I don't eat at Burger Castle, for your information. I only eat at well-known franchise restaurants or places that have class...and even if I ate at Burger Castle, I wouldn't go on a date with weirdos like you! I only date popular boys, and popular you are not.
- The Rival: For Ino, in everything from academics to school sports to Sasuke.
- Shared Unusual Trait: Sakura's pink hair is seen as being unusual, and here it's explicitly identified as having been inherited from her father.Kushina: You're the daughter of Haruno Kizashi, the chief surgeon at the hospital, aren't you?Sakura: Huh? Uh, yeah, he's my father.Kushina: I thought as much. There aren't that many people in Konoha Town with pink hair.
SaiA student of Konoha High School with a great interest in art. Later becomes Ino's love interest.
- Adorkable: In Chapter 68, toward Ino when she's flirtatiously teasing him right before their First Kiss.
- Berserk Button: Don't desecrate his artwork. He pulverizes four bullies who do it out of spite, almost killing one before Kakashi intervenes in the nick of time.
- Following his Relationship Upgrade with Ino, don't harm her. Period. He sees her as a one-of-a-kind work of art, and if you defile her in any way, Sai will brutalize you, as Aoi found out when he attempted to rape Ino.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's quite a pleasant and polite guy, and will paint portraits of you if you ask him. Just don't destroy his artwork.
- Bishōnen: How Ino perceives him during their first meeting.Hinata: (watching Sai paint a colorful portrait) Such beauty...Ino: Y-yeah. (blushing) And that painting's really nice too...
- Deadpan Snarker: He's definitely capable. Witness his response to a thug who he's just locked inside a dumpster.Thug: Wait—what the—OW, OW, OWWW! C'mon, man, there are rats in this thing!Sai: Then you'll fit right in.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: He developed feelings for Ino around the time of the Uchiha Zaibatsu arc. Culminated in them becoming a couple later.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Of course.
Hozuki SuigetsuA local troublemaker who butts heads with Naruto from their first meeting in Chapter 7.
- Boisterous Weakling: He can talk a big game, sure, but he's yet to actually win a fight against a named opponent.
- Delinquents: He's treated as one, given that he's been arrested previously for shoplifting and has gotten into trouble for illegal vending of concession items, plus his repeated antagonism of Naruto.
- Even Criminal Douchebags Have Standards: Suigetsu's got a criminal record for shoplifting and is an opportunist who'll take advantage of Naruto's scheduled fight with Kiba to make a buck off the event, and he'll throw baseballs at Naruto just to show he can...but he takes vocal exception when Aoi batters Ino bloody. He's also averse to the idea of drug use, which is why he quit Arashi's gang in his back-story.
- Five-Finger Discount: What Detective Ibiki once busted him for.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Yes, he's abrasive, arrogant, selfish, out to make a quick buck at the expense of others, and a former street thug. The others in the cast tolerate him due to his having inside knowledge in the workings of the local gangs, and also because, at his best, he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Hidden Depths: In Chapter 107, Suigetsu shows a surprising amount of knowledge concerning the process of sugar production, something he credits to the fact that his father used to work in a food-processing plant. He also has a fairly good idea that successful businesses offer things their competitors don't have, advice he shares with Hanabi for her lemonade stand.
- Irony: At one point, he declares that he hates cops, due to them behaving in what he sees as a hypocritical manner, citing Ibiki's relationship with Idate as an example. In the Distant Finale, Suigetsu has become a cop himself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The heart of gold is buried really deep, but it's there. It especially shows up in Chapter 107.
- No Respect Guy: Considering his family history and his own Jerkass tendencies, Suigetsu doesn't get a lot of respect from anyone. Jugo's quite possibly the only person so far who doesn't put him down, due to both of them being friends for years and having gone through delinquency together, and even then Jugo still fires the occasional verbal pot-shot at him.
- Not a Morning Person: He's not the early bird that catches the worm, as Chapter 44 shows.Jugo: C'mon, would you wake up already?Suigetsu: (sleepily) Mmm...lay off already, Jugo, I'm dreaming about Mei-sensei...
- Odd Friendship: With Hinata, somewhat. They don't interact that often, and have only had two moments where they have direct contact with each other, but she's the only one he's never tried to insult or pull pranks on, and she in turn doesn't put him down or insult him.
- Opportunistic Bastard: Kiba makes his challenge to fight Naruto. What does Suigetsu do? He sells concession items to anyone who's coming to watch the bout.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Jugo's blue.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy to Jugo's Straight Man.
- The Trickster: He tries to pull this on Naruto on two different occasions. Key word: tries. The first time, he tries to get away with hitting Naruto with a baseball during batting practice, only for Naruto to knock it right into his balls; the second time, he attempts to trick Naruto into drinking a bottle of pee disguised as soda, only for Naruto to force-feed him the uric drink.
Tenbin JugoSuigetsu's best friend at Konoha High School.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: He's strong and tough enough to give opponents a hell of a fight. At the same time, he's always polite, humble, and ready to help a friend in need.
- Deadpan Snarker: Suigetsu's his usual target.
- Delinquents: Used to be one, alongside Suigetsu. Given his current disposition, he hasn't engaged in any deviant behavior in a while, though he still hangs out with Suigetsu, who's still carrying on with questionable antics.
- Even Delinquents Have Standards: He broke ranks with Arashi's gang, alongside Suigetsu, when the gang started using drugs.Suigetsu: Jugo didn't need a lot of convincing to split with me.
- Face of a Thug: According to Akamaru's doggy evaluation. But he's one of the nicer guys in the supporting cast.
- Five-Finger Discount: According to his own testimony, Jugo used to shoplift and pick pockets with Suigetsu.
- Mellow Fellow: Usually pretty relaxed and calm.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, he's not revealed to have a surname; here, he's given the surname Tenbin, which is derived from his canon nickname "Tenbin no Jugo" ("Jugo of the Scales").
- Only Friend: To Suigetsu, for all the time they've known each other.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Suigetsu's red.
- Spirited Competitor: He sees Naruto as a Worthy Opponent during the Uchiha Zaibatsu tournament.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Suigetsu's Wise Guy.
Aburame ShinoA student at Konoha High School, whose father works in telecommunications. He shares Spanish class with Ino and has a liking for comic books and (like in canon) bug collecting.
- Combat Pragmatist: How does he defeat Kiba during their qualifier fight in Sasuke's tournament? He evades Kiba's attacks, then grabs Kiba in a submission hold and threatens to break his arm if Kiba doesn't yield.
- Cool Shades
- Creepy Good: He collects bugs, he lurks around in trees to such an extent that you won't even know he's above you unless he speaks, and he doesn't talk much (albeit he does talk more here than in canon). Despite this, he's one of the good guys.
- Odd Friendship: With Naruto.
- The Quiet One: Although this story makes him a bit more talkative and social than his canon-series counterpart.
- Sunglasses at Night
Inuzuka KibaA student at Konoha High School, and the son of police chief Inuzuka Tsume and younger brother of Inuzuka Hana. He's got his dog Akamaru, like in canon (though here Akamaru is a normal dog).
- Action Pet: He's got Akamaru, natch.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His main fighting strategy. However, the two times he's shown fighting against a named opponent, that strategy gets defeated—Naruto wins via Deadly Dodging, while Shino puts him in a submission hold and threatens to break his arm if he doesn't yield.
- Berserk Button: Kiba is Akamaru's button—if you hurt his master, prepare to be bitten.
- Big, Friendly Dog: Akamaru again.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Canine Companion: Akamaru is this for Kiba, of course.
- Disappeared Dad: We don't hear anything about Kiba's father in the main story. The seventh Gaiden eventually explains that he ran out on the family, with Tsume hinting that Mr. Inuzuka may have been unfaithful.
- Heroes Love Dogs: Kiba definitely cares for Akamaru's well-being, and the feeling is mutual.
- Hopeless Suitor: Was this for Hinata.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Among Naruto's school-friends, Kiba is the last to find out about the other boy's Kyuushingai past. He expresses dismay when Sasuke points this out to him.
Rock LeeOne of Neji's classmates in his senior year, and one of his most recurring companions together with Tenten. Lee is energetic and always spouting statements having to do with "youthfulness."
- Abhorrent Admirer: Like his canon-series counterpart, he initially harbors feelings for Sakura. Sakura herself is quite repulsed at the idea, though she at least manages not to display said displeasure too openly, and she's not above taking advantage of Lee's crush to get out of having to accept a date-offer from Naruto (this being before her Character Development).
- Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he makes cringe-worthy, if overly enthusiastic, declarations about the merits of youth. Yes, he acts with hot-blooded acceptance, including literal fire in his eyes, toward Hanabi's declaration of him being her "knight in green armor." And yes, he can definitely give you a Curb-Stomp Battle once he's properly motivated, as two convenience-store robbers find out to their agony.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Natch. Both Naruto and Ino have pointed them out, much to Lee's displeasure.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Although in a slightly more realistic contrast to his canon counterpart, it takes a cup and then a bottle of wine to get him hammered. This trait is also the subject of a Noodle Incident that took place during an end-of-school-year party he attended, where he somehow mistook bourbon for apple juice.
- Covert Pervert: Surprisingly so, especially when he mistakes Sakura and Ino for a lesbian couple and has a very vivid image of...related stuff.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Lee is mainly a source of comic relief, especially after he meets and is occasionally paired with Hanabi. That being said, his only fight scene so far shows him using the Dynamic Entry and Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs to brutally put down two robbers with little stress to himself.
- Drunken Master: As Chojuro found out to his dismay, Lee's fighting gets...unpredictable when he's hammered.
- Emotional Bruiser: Yes, he's strong as a fighter. No, he's not afraid to wear his emotions on his sleeve.
- Shipper on Deck: For Neji and Tenten.
- Spanner in the Works: If not for Lee's presence at the Hyuga mansion at the time of Chojuro's break-in, Chojuro and his gang would have successfully been able to rob the place.
Tamura TentenOne of Neji's classmates in his senior year, and one of his most recurring companions together with Lee.
- Action Girl: More so than most of the other girls in the cast, in fact.
- Ascended Extra: She was pretty much a Satellite Character in the canon series. Here, she gets significantly more importance with her backstory tying in to the events of the 365 days. Specifically, her parents were killed during a botched bombing pulled off by Fuu, and Tenten herself was later rescued from a life of homelessness by Killer Bee.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her preferred combat style, though she's certainly capable of defense. However, it gets deconstructed during her fight with Shikamaru in Sasuke's tournament.
- Badass Biker
- Biker Babe
- Blood Knight: She's always willing to fight, as it's a form of training for her.
- Broken Bird: Being orphaned during the 365 days' chaos, and subsequently having no stable abode due to having no other living relatives, has made Tenten very bitter two years later.
- Carry a Big Stick: Tenten carries two morning-star clubs to her fight with Naruto in Chapter 16.
- Cool Bike: She owns a Harley-Davidson.
- Drink Order: Fruit-punch flavored syrup blended with crushed ice. She orders it regularly at her usual hangout.
- Minor Living Alone: Not in the current timeline, as she's 18 years old and therefore at the age of consent, but for the two years in between the end of the 365 days and the start of the main story, by virtue of having no living relatives on either side of her family and her parents, in particular, being killed during the 365 days.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, her surname (assuming she even has one) has never been revealed. Here, she's given the surname Tamura, which is derived from the name of her Japanese voice actress in the anime.
- Odango Hair: Of course. She's even referred to as "Panda-girl" by the desk manager at her apartment building because of it.
- One-Note Cook: By her own admission, the only thing she's good at making that actually requires the use of a stove is French toast.
- Parental Abandonment: Tenten's parents died in an assault by the Kyuushingai during the 365 days.
- Plucky Girl: Even if her opponent is a Kyuushingai, she will not concede defeat.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Tenten might engage in street fights, train very hard, and hang out at bars, but she usually prefers wearing skirts instead of jeans.
Nara ShikamaruOne of Naruto's schoolmates, he is also close friends with Ino and Choji.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Just like in canon. As a prime example, he's able to point out flaws in Tenten's defense while groping her private parts.
- Beware the Nice Ones: See what happened to Fubuki and her Ice-Eyes Gang when they broke in his house in chapter 83. It wasn't pretty. They shouldn't have mentioned Aoi sent them...
- Covert Pervert: As proven during his fight with Tenten. He also openly sings (alongside Choji) about how The Internet Is for Porn.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: We know from the canon series that Shikamaru's this. How does it apply in this universe? Well, he's still as lazy as ever, describes everything as "troublesome," and prefers watching clouds to buying his own lunch at school...yet he was able to point out flaws in Tenten's defense even after taking the opportunity to grope her naughty bits during their fight in Chapter 24, and knocked Aoi unconscious with one punch in Chapter 27.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mostly toward Ino's antics or Choji's appetite.
- Not a Morning Person: As demonstrated in Chapter 44—he's perfectly willing to skip out on a mandatory school field trip in order to get a few extra minutes of sleep. Of course, Ino and Choji don't let him have that luxury.
Akimichi ChojiOne of Shikamaru's and Ino's friends, he later becomes acquainted with Naruto. His family owns a meat shop.
- Acrofatic: Just like his canon counterpart, despite being big on the bulk, he's still fast enough to keep up with Shikamaru during their fight in Sasuke's tournament.
- Berserk Button: Causing him to drop his food, even by accident. Ironically, calling him fat in this universe doesn't have quite the same effect (though he's not above punching Naruto for it).
- Also, don't harm his friends or family. When one of Kazuma's Flame-heart Posse members stabbed Choza (non-fatally), Choji went on a rampage.
- Big Eater: Like his canon counterpart, of course. Sasuke plays on this to convince him to fight Shikamaru in their qualifier match for the Uchiha Zaibatsu Invitational Tournament.
- I Am Big Boned: His insistence when Naruto lays into him with the "fat" insults during their first meeting.
HakuA third-year student alongside Sai, who also happens to be a member of Arashi's Purple Storm gang, albeit apparently unwillingly.
- Adaptational Wimp: In canon, he was able to totally overpower Naruto and Sasuke during their second confrontation in the Land of Waves arc, and was skilled enough with needles to put Zabuza in a death-like state that briefly fooled even Kakashi. Here, he's a massive pushover who's intimidated by Arashi.
- Bad Liar: When he's sent out by Arashi to peddle Gold Sand, Haku quickly outs himself as this—when Fuu sees the pills and asks what they are, he claims they're nothing (she's not fooled). Then, when two of Arashi's gang members—who were following Haku to make sure he'd sell the pills—decide to move in, Haku claims he's just trying to make a deal with Fuu and Tenten concerning the pills; however, the gangsters aren't fooled at his failed bluff.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Natch. He was actually bullied for it.
- Extreme Doormat
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- The Quiet One: Hand-in-hand with his Extreme Doormat status.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Taken Up to Eleven when Sakura and Ino first meet him, despite the fact that he's quite obviously wearing the boys' school uniform.Sakura and Ino: YOU LOOK SO MUCH PRETTIER THAN US!
ArashiA senior-year student who's also the leader of the Purple Storm gang. He's got a history with Haku, Suigetsu and Jugo.
- Blackmail: Coerces Haku into becoming a drug pusher with the threat of removing his protection of Haku from the bullying he used to endure if he refuses.
- The Bully: The second one seen at Konoha High, after Aoi.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Komatsu KaruiA student in Hinata's Music class. She's introduced in Chapter 88, performing alongside Hinata in the school's music recital. It's later revealed that she takes part in underground oil wrestling.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In canon, she's a Hot-Blooded Fiery Redhead who acts like a textbook Tsundere; here, she's...not. The author's post-chapter commentary indicates that this is deliberate.
- Cultured Badass: She's been trained to play the violin, and is very skilled at it. She's also a capable fighter when it comes to oil wrestling.
- Daddy's Girl: Even though her father walked out on her and her mother five years earlier, Karui is still quite fond of him. Part of it comes from her understanding why he left—because he couldn't deal with her mother's overbearing attitude.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Elegant Classical Musician: She's skilled at the violin...but she hates it because it's only to fulfill her mother's wishes.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After getting hit in the back of the head once during a brief skirmish with Naruto, she wisely opts out of continuing.
- Named by the Adaptation: Her surname comes from the name of her voice actress.
- Pro Wrestling Is Real: Well, oil wrestling in her case. It's meant to be a source of entertainment for the audience, but Karui herself is really going all-out against her opponent the one time we see her in action.
- The Quiet One: According to Hinata's observation, Karui doesn't talk much, but she expresses herself through her music.
- The Resenter: Toward her mother, for forcing Karui to take up music so as to live out her own failed dreams through her daughter.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Karui's dark skin and red hair come directly from her father, but she takes her amber eyes from her mother. According to the post-chapter notes in the eighteenth Gaiden, Banna was chosen to be Karui's father in this story's universe specifically because both of them are dark-skinned redheads; where Amayo's eyes are concerned, they're only slightly darker than Karui's (her canon counterpart's picture on the Naruto Wiki page has eyes that appear hazel, but are described as simply brown), with the explanation being that Karui inherited the amber eyes from one of her maternal grandparents and that the eye-color mostly skipped Amayo, whose eye color is less pronounced as a result.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It's revealed she has this issue with her mother.
Kagari, Mahiru, Emiru and Ozaki HarunaFour students of Konoha High who first show up during the Tribunal arc to hassle Sakura over comments her father has made at a town hall meeting held to discuss the presence of the Kyuushingai in Konoha Town.
- Adaptational Villainy: Played straight with Emiru and Haruna; the former was a very minor character but was still friendly to Naruto, and the latter was a filler character who was the daimyo of the Land of Vegetables and gave Naruto support in her arc. Concerning the boys, Kagari was already an Amegakure-affiliated villain in the canon series and the filler arc that featured Aoi, and while we don't know Mahiru's canon morality, he was definitely an enemy of Kakashi and Minato as revealed in their back-story.
- All Women Love Shoes: Emiru and Haruna certainly do.
- The Bully: At least one of the boys was willing to get physical with Sakura over her father's comments. The girls took it a step further.
- Death by Adaptation: In the original series, Emiru (there a very minor character) is quite alive and well. Here, she gets murdered by the Spiral Reaper.
- Kids Are Cruel / Teens Are Monsters: They were perfectly willing to assault Sakura, except Sasuke showed up right at that point. Emiru and Haruna went further and vandalized Sakura's house and her dad's car.
- Mama Didn't Raise No Criminal: After being brought in for questioning by Ibiki and Iruka following the confrontation with Sakura and subsequent vandalism of her house, Haruna angrily declares that her father will sue the police for what they've done, and indeed when her dad shows up at the police station he's exceptionally indignant at the idea that his daughter could be accused of such misconduct...only to be appropriately embarrassed when shown the evidence of her guilt not long after.
- More Deadly Than the Male: Emiru and Haruna spray-paint hate messages on the front of the Haruno family house and trash Dr. Haruno's car. Kagari and Mahiru were supposed to take part, but they chickened out at the last minute.
- Namedby The Adaptation: Haruna is given the surname Ozaki in this story.
- The Resenter: Turns out Emiru and Haruna have a pretty strong grudge against Sakura due to her previous Academic Alpha Bitch behavior. Dr. Haruno's comments in support of the Kyuushingai simply gave them a convenient excuse to accost Sakura and later vandalize the Haruno family's property.
Hatake KakashiA teacher in Konoha High School's Math department.
- The Alleged Car: He has a pick-up truck that gives him no end of grief just to get started during the Underground Fists arc.
- Always Save the Girl: Two examples. The first time, he readily aided Rin in seeking protection from her abusive ex-boyfriend Hidan; and the second time, he drove off to rescue Karui the moment he saw Yura driving away with her as an unwilling passenger.
- Ass Shove: Yep, he used the Thousand Years of Pain on Hidan. With Hidan's own knife.
- Badass Bookworm: He is a math teacher, remember.
- Badass Teacher: During the Underground Fists arc, where, despite not quite having as big a role as Naruto, he's still the one to fight the arc's baddie, Yura.
- Berserk Button: Endangering his students in any way, as proven when he gave Yura a beat-down for assaulting Karui. Not even his longtime friend Rin is safe from the effect of this, as Kakashi came to an arranged meeting early and gave her a sharp dressing-down for potentially exposing Naruto's Kyuushingai past to the public.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Reads dirty books? Check. Eccentric enough to wear a dust-mask 24/7? Check. Habitually eavesdropping on other people's conversations? Check. Well-respected by his students for being a Cool Teacher? CHECK.
- Combat Pragmatist: See Ass Shove.
- Cool Mask: Although in this story it's a dust-mask instead of a ninja mask.
- Cool Teacher: He's easily one of the most laid-back members of the faculty, but he still has the respect of the students. He also takes Naruto being a Kyuushingai in stride, when he finds out the truth.
- Covert Pervert: Although he fails at the "covert" part following a Suspiciously Specific Denial.Choji: Oi, Kakashi-sensei, what's that book you've got there?
Kakashi: Oh, this? Just a little bit of advanced literature I brought from home. Not a porno, nope, not at all...
- Demoted to Extra: Aside from giving a few much-needed pep talks here and there, his only real role in this story is as one of the recurring teacher characters. He does get a Day in the Limelight during Rin's character arc, however, and then gets a bigger role in Karui's arc.
- Hidden Depths: So he's a perverted teacher who reads dirty books and gets into verbal spats with Kurenai at every opportunity, and he's quirky enough to constantly wear a dust-mask that covers the lower half of his face despite clearly not needing it...but it's eventually revealed that he sees himself as a Failure Hero for not being able to do anything about Rin's abuse at the hands of her boyfriend. The one time he expresses this, though, Rin has to tell him not to blame himself, since there was no way he could have known about it.
- It's Not Porn, It's Art: Makes this claim about the Icha Icha book series that he loves so much. Nobody else is falling for it.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: He's absolutely gleeful when noting that the skirts worn by this year's batch of schoolgirls are shorter than before, and Rin has to caution him that if he ever tries to peep on her in the bathroom, he'll wake up without his balls the next morning. Yet he's a good source of advice for his students, and Rin herself acknowledges that, in a serious pinch, there's nobody she trusts more than Kakashi.
- No Mouth: Given that he's never shown to take off his dust-mask, not unlike his canon counterpart. It gets to the point that when he's going to drink a soda, he simply sticks the straw underneath his mask.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Yes, it's easy to dismiss him as a perverted lech who insists his porn books are works of art, watches his female students' clingy clothing, and desires to see girls mud-wrestling, but seriously mess with his students and he'll drop the facade fast and give you the beating of your existence.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Chapter 97, Kakashi makes an appointment to meet with Rin at Burger Castle at 2:00...and next chapter, he shows up early. The reason? He wants to talk with her about how her previous news broadcast concerning the presence of the Kyuushingai in Konoha Town has put Naruto in danger of exposure, something Kakashi is not happy about.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Serious Business: Icha Icha. Don't ruin one of those books, or else it's a Thousand Years of Pain (he plainly admitted he knifed Hidan there instead of the back because when Hidan had tried to kill him the knife cut the Icha Icha book he kept inside his jacket).
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Kurenai, most usually. He also has a brief moment with Burger Castle waitress Ayame in Chapter 98.Kakashi: Nothing for me today, thanks. Wouldn't want you to poison me.Ayame: Humph! Like YOU would be worth wasting good poison on.
Terumi MeiNaruto's English teacher, and also the form teacher for Neji, Lee and Tenten.
- Adaptational Wimp: In this story, she's not a fighter, so she's easily overwhelmed by Aoi's gang and taken hostage by Kimimaro's thugs on separate occasions. In canon, she is a fighter, specifically being the fifth Mizukage, possessing two bloodline abilities, and quite easily fended off an assault from Sasuke.
- Covert Pervert: She's accused of being this. In one chapter, she catches Sai and Ino passing notes to each other and demands that Sai read one of the notes out loud. Turns out the notes are pertaining to Sai's incredible ability to sketch Ino in a realistic manner; Sai then accuses Mei of having expected the notes to be more...explicit in nature, causing the rest of the class to snicker and Mei to blush profusely.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Hot Teacher: Naruto gets caught daydreaming about her in class (and winds up with a Raging Stiffie because of this, much to his humiliation and the other teachers' amusement when Mei relates the story later).
- Lust Object: For all the boys at Konoha High. Unfortunately, it almost got her gang-raped by Aoi and his cronies.
- Meaningful Name: As pointed out in her character-bio section for the canon series on this wiki, her name means "shining beauty." In this universe, she's highly lusted after by the male student populace.
- Ms. Fanservice
Yuuhi KurenaiNaruto's history teacher. She also tends to butt heads with Kakashi.
- Hot Teacher: Consider the way Naruto first met her.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite her seeming emotionally cool attitude, she knows how to keep order among the students while still being fair. When Ino and Choji want to kill Naruto over a spilled pudding cup and a spilled burger, respectively, Kurenai instructs Naruto to repay Choji for the burger and then advises Ino to just let the pudding issue drop (especially since it wasn't even Ino's pudding to begin with, but Naruto's).
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Kakashi.
- Stern Teacher
Shiranui GenmaThe boys' Physical Education teacher.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Of all the named teachers, he's the last one to learn about Naruto being a Kyuushingai. It's pointed out that this is because he's had the least interaction with Naruto out of the lot of them.
- Stern Teacher: As revealed in Chapter 90, when he confronts Naruto over disregarding Danzo's instructions for students who don't have any exams during certain times in the exam period.
Mitarashi AnkoThe girls' Physical Education teacher.
- Adaptational Wimp: Kotetsu is able to intimidate her by grabbing and squeezing her arm, and Anko puts up almost no resistance beyond verbal protests. If it was Anko's canon self, Kotetsu would've gotten some very bloody retribution just for trying that stunt.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: When Danzo outlines Naruto's destructive past from Uzushio High School, Anko is extremely interested.Anko: Ahh...a real bad boy, huh?
- Improbable Aiming Skills: She's capable of throwing a volleyball with enough skill to make the ball bounce off Sakura's head and hit Ino in the face, if only to stop the girls from squabbling.
- Stern Teacher: Threatens to make her students run twenty laps around the soccer field for misbehavior.
Shimura DanzoThe principal of Konoha High School.
- Adaptational Heroism: He still has traits of jerkassery, yes, but he's way more reasonable than his canon counterpart. This includes being willing to listen to other points of view on a given subject, and being willing to admit when he's wrong if he's shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is in fact wrong.
- Dean Bitterman: High school variant, and largely directed at Naruto. Danzo gives tacit approval to Neji's efforts to get Naruto suspended or expelled, and openly informs the faculty of the reason behind Naruto's transfer from Uzushio High School and then asks them to watch for and report any infractions Naruto might commit. Notably, he's not shown to behave this way toward any other students at Konoha High, not even Suigetsu, who actually does have a criminal record.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Given that Naruto caused quite a bit of trouble at his previous school, not to mention the fact that he's a Kyuushingai, Danzo's sanction of efforts to get the blond boy out of Konoha High are at least understandable. Part of Danzo's mandate as principal is to ensure the safety of his students, after all.
- Not So Above It All: He's a Shadow Fox fan, just like most of the town's populace.
- Took a Level in Kindness: It happens gradually and over several arcs, but yes, he does.
Vice-Principal Yamato TenzouThe vice-principal of Konoha High School, he becomes acting principal during the Konoha Gangs Arc.
- Adaptational Villainy: He shows a certain amount of hostility to the idea of Naruto continuing on at Konoha High, once he finds out about Naruto being a Kyuushingai, and openly protests against Danzo's decision not to expel Naruto for it. This is in contrast to his canon self, who, while a Stern Teacher, nevertheless helps Naruto's development greatly. This is also without taking the Spiral Reaper persona into account.
- Dean Bitterman: While Danzo is hospitalized, he continues his principal's efforts to get Naruto kicked out.
- Remember the New Guy?: His first appearance is in Chapter 79, but everybody at Konoha High School already knows who he is. Granted, it's stated in-universe that he hardly ever comes out of his office or mingles with the rest of the school populace.
Hyuga HinataThe older daughter of Hyuga Corp CEO Hyuga Hiashi, older sister of Hanabi, and cousin of Neji. She develops a crush on Naruto from the first time she sees him, not unlike her canon counterpart.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Has this by the time of the twenty-third Gaiden, by virtue of being approachable by anyone and because she's just that nice a person.To the residents of Konoha Town, she was the shining jewel in the city's crown.
- Accidental Pervert: The Outdoor Bath Peeping scene with her and Yugito starts when Hinata, while looking around Yugito's hotel suite to try and find her, steps out onto the outdoor patio and discovers the older woman in an artificial Waterfall Shower...and then spends the next few moments checking out Yugito's goods while comparing them to what she herself has. A justified example, as Yugito later admits to Itachi that she herself pulled the Waterfall Shower stunt on purpose to try and shock Hinata's sense of genteelness.
- Action Girl: Unlike Sakura, Ino and Tenten, she didn't start out this way at first. Training under Yugito's tutelage changed that.
- Adorkable: At first, especially when it comes to Naruto.
- Badass Adorable: Once she learns how to fight. She still doesn't lose her sweet demeanor.
- Berserk Button: It doesn't come up often, but the subject of her not having her mother around is still pretty painful for her even years after the fact; trivializing her sense of loss will result in her breaking the offender's jaw. Matsuri pushes this button twice, the second time by desecrating Lady Hyuga's portrait out of sheer spite; Sasuke has to physically stop Hinata from attacking Matsuri at that point.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Without a doubt, Hinata is one of the nicest, sweetest, most polite characters in the story. But aggravate her enough, and she'll verbally rip you a new one and give you an Armor-Piercing Slap on top of it.
- Big Eater: Hinted at in Chapter 41, as she orders slightly more than the rest of the gang does when they're eating at Burger Castle. She orders four separate meal items, while the others order up to two or three solo items or single meal combos.Sai: Well, now, looks like you've got an appetite!Hinata: Uh, well, not really...
- Big Sister Instinct: When it comes to her sister Hanabi, Hinata will do all she can to protect her. Including fighting Yagura and Matsuri in separate duels.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Naruto's Brooding Boy.
- Combat Pragmatist: After she learns how to fight. For her, using a kitchen's food ingredients and utensils as projectiles and kicking below the belt are perfectly legitimate tactics.
- Dance Battler: Once she starts training as a fighter under Yugito, Hinata incorporates her previous dancing experience into her fighting movements.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Played with, in that she's not dating Naruto at the time Hiashi expresses his disapproval of the boy; rather, she has a romantic crush on Naruto and has already confessed to him, but is biding time while both of them get used to the idea of being around each other. Of course, Hiashi's objection comes from Naruto's Kyuushingai past and his (perceived) penchant for disregarding schoolwork.
- Elegant Classical Musician: She's an accomplished concert pianist by the time the twenty-third Gaiden takes place. Even before then, in Chapter 88 of the main story, she's already quite skilled on the piano.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Much like her canon counterpart, she nursed a crush on Naruto.
- Girly Bruiser: Very much so.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a purple evening dress to attend the scheduled competition match between Naruto (representing the Uchiha Zaibatsu) and Neji (representing Hyuga Corp) in Chapter 143, with matching open-toed high-heeled pumps. In addition, a bit of variant-cover artwork done on the author's DeviantArt account shows Hinata in a purple dress.
- Grew a Spine: The very first sign of her Character Development is when she stands up to both Hiashi and Neji after they initially sought to keep her away from Naruto.
- Improvised Weapon User: She makes use of spoons and a bowl of fruit as projectiles and two frying pans as melee weapons in Chapter 180 while fighting Yagura.
- Lonely Rich Kid: According to her own description in Chapter 51.Hinata: I didn't have any real friends up to that time...all I knew was a routine of school, home, extracurricular activities, and that's about it. Being the daughter of a highly-placed man like my father, that always made me feel like I was on some kind of pedestal. A pedestal I didn't want to be on...
- Missing Mom: Her mother died in a car accident several years earlier.
- Ms. Fanservice: While swimming in the pool aboard aboard the Mizukage liner, Hinata wears a one-piece swim-suit that's nonetheless quite form-fitting, emphasizing her breasts in particular, and also allowing a good view of how toned her legs are. In a later scene, while taking a shower, she takes a moment to check out just how toned her whole body has become thanks to her training with Yugito, and the narrative goes into a rather detailed description of how the soap and water are running down her curves, including her breasts.
- Nerves of Steel: Using the Dynamic Entry on Yagura? Yeah, she's brave.
- Nice Girl: A lot of people who know her or have met her have commented on it.Itachi: She's got a kind heart, that one.
- Odd Friendship: With Sasuke, considering that their fathers are business rivals and also the fact that their canon counterparts had practically no direct interaction with each other. Also with Suigetsu, to a lesser degree; they've had only two scenes where they directly interact with each other, but she's not put off by his delinquent past and he doesn't try to insult or play pranks on her (not even Ino and Sakura have escaped that).
- Proper Lady: Respectful to all, and uses honorifics wherever appropriate.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Ino's red.
- Shipper on Deck: She expresses a desire to be the maid of honor at Itachi's and Yugito's wedding, a statement that briefly throws Yugito off-balance. In the seventh Gaiden, she's a bridesmaid during said wedding.
- Shrinking Violet: During her first few appearances. She's becoming less and less of this over time, though, made most apparent when she stands up to Hiashi and Neji in Chapter 17.
- Silk Hiding Steel: If her calling-out of Minato for his crappy fathering skills is any indication. Or her kicking the crap out of three street toughs all by herself after having previously and politely asked them not to bother her or her friends. Or her slapping Kira in the face for outing Naruto and Yugito as Kyuushingai. The thirtieth Gaiden later indicates that she got it from her late mother Hiroko.Minato: You look soft and weak, but behind that facade is a fire that will burn the unwary.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's one of only two named female students at Konoha High who aren't trying to get with the handsome "bad boy" Sasuke (the other being Tenten), instead being drawn to Naruto because of his consideration for people's feelings. This was especially pronounced when, after accidentally bumping into her, Naruto helped to pick up her books and then refrained from reading her diary despite having a clear opportunity to do so, simply because she asked him not to.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: How she saw herself at first, regarding Naruto, as she admitted in her diary prior to actually meeting him; she'd previously seen him and started developing a crush on him, but couldn't adequately explain why that was. Then, of course, she got to know him better.
- Spoiled Sweet: She may be a child of one of the richest people in town, but she's not stuck-up or arrogant as a result of it; like with her canon counterpart, she's polite and kind-hearted in spite of her wealth and status.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly-girl to Ino's tomboy.
- Took a Level in Badass: She starts out as a complete non-fighter, getting knocked out with an elbow to the face from Zabuza when she frantically but futilely hits him to make him stop the arm-twisting he's giving Neji during the confrontation with the Blood Mist gang at Burger Castle. Many chapters later, she's become capable enough to beat Sasuke in a spar and single-handedly trounce three random thugs. And she holds her own against Yagura and defeats Matsuri later.
- The Unfavorite: Has shades of this with Hiashi, at first. Although he really does have her best interests at heart, he's not too keen on heeding her point of view on certain things (particularly the subject of Naruto), in contrast to Neji and Hanabi (the former as Konoha High's student council president, the latter as a consistent straight-A student at her school).
- Will Not Be a Victim: The whole reason she decided to learn how to fight, following the incident with Yagura's Blood Mist gang at Burger Castle, was so she wouldn't be as ineffective in future as she was against the gang during that incident.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: In addition to being a member of one of the richest families in town (fulfilling the nobility aspect of this trope), during her early appearances, she's quiet, respectful of authority, and desirous of obeying her father. As the story progresses, though, she shows that she'll stand up for what she believes when it counts, including opposing Hiashi's attitude toward Naruto in Chapter 17 despite Naruto's Kyuushingai status. And this is before she takes up training with Yugito.
Hyuga HiashiThe CEO of the Hyuga Corporation, and business rival of Uchiha Fugaku. He's also Hinata's and Hanabi's father and Neji's uncle, as in canon.
- Adaptational Wimp: In canon, he was powerful enough to knock away several Sand shinobi with one attack while declaring that the Hyuga clan was the strongest clan in Konoha. Here, he's not a physical fighter, and is barely able to keep Matsuri from stabbing him in the arm when she attacks the Hyuga family at the Samsara Hotel (though he is a crack-shot with a rifle).
- Arranged Marriage: The thirtieth Gaiden reveals that his marriage to Hiroko, Hinata's and Hanabi's mother, was one of these, the result of a business arrangement between his father and her parents. It later became a Perfectly Arranged Marriage.
- Education Papa: Hiashi expects his children to give nothing less than excellence in their academics, to the point that he admonishes Hinata to practice her music lessons so that she may earn a shot at a music scholarship when her upcoming musical recital takes place, in case college recruiters happen to be in the audience at that time (despite Hinata arguing that she's still only in her second year of high school). After hearing from Neji that Naruto had fallen asleep during one of his classes, Hiashi warns Hinata not to associate too much with the blond boy, lest his (perceived) penchant for laziness rubs off on her; that and the knowledge that Naruto had gotten transferred from Uzushio High School for vague reasons (a later chapter reveals that it was for damaging school property while fighting) has Hiashi on edge about what sort of influence Naruto may have on his family's academic pursuits...and this is before he finds out about Naruto's past as a Kyuushingai, at which point his prejudice grows even more.
- Overprotective Dad: Hiashi becomes this for his children, mainly Hinata, once he forms the impression that Naruto doesn't take his studies as seriously as Hinata is expected to do with hers. The over-protectiveness increases after Hiashi finds out that Naruto was one of the Kyuushingai, as he doesn't want his daughter associating with a guy who was part of a group infamous for causing 365 days of carnage across several cities in the not-too-distant past.
- Parents as People: As Kabuto tells Naruto, Hiashi isn't an evil man; he's just not well-equipped to deal with losing family members, hence his over-protectiveness of his daughters and nephew. For perspective, Hiashi lost his wife (Hinata's and Hanabi's mother) in a car accident, and then lost his brother (Neji's father) to cancer sometime afterward.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: According to Kabuto.
- The Stoic: He has this reputation as the CEO of Hyuga Corporation.
- Not So Stoic: He's not ashamed at showing immense relief after seeing Hanabi safe and sound following her being kidnapped in the Abduction Arc. There's also his quiet, tremulous reaction to watching Hinata play her late mother's favorite song during the school recital.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Arranges to pay Naruto's hospital bills after the latter is injured by Mizuki and the Akatsuki group. Granted, the fact that Naruto got said injuries while trying to rescue Hanabi has much to do with it.
Hyuga NejiHinata's cousin, and a senior at Konoha High School, he's also its student council president. He is rather wary of Naruto from their first meeting, an attitude that isn't helped when he finds out about Naruto's past.
- Aloof Older Cousin: Toward Hinata, slightly less so toward Hanabi.
- Always Someone Better: For Lee, academically.
- Big Brother Instinct: For Hinata, though they're actually cousins.
- Brainy Brunette: Of course. Hinata mentions that Neji is a very good candidate to make valedictorian.
- The Comically Serious: Neji is the student council president of Konoha High School, a stickler for upholding the rules, and as serious as they come. However, pair him with Lee and watch Neji turn into a Deadpan Snarker who'll snap at any suggestion that Tenten is his girlfriend or slap Lee with a sandwich; or, put him in any scene with Hanabi or Kabuto and watch him go off the bend.
- Cool Car: He drives a dark-blue two-seater Porsche Boxter, which he got as his 18th-birthday present.
- Covert Pervert: He accidentally outs himself as a closeted fan of the Icha Icha series. Also, one of the Hyuga mansion servants reveals that she once overheard him going on a palm-date while calling Tenten's name.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mostly when Lee's involved.
- Disappeared Dad: His dad died from cancer, according to Kabuto.
- Informed Ability: He's touted as a powerful fighter who has served as Hyuga Corp's representative in its yearly contests with the Uchiha Zaibatsu to determine which side will rule the business monopoly of Konoha Town, and in fact he's stated by Sasuke and Fugaku to have won the previous two years' competitions. Then he goes up against Zabuza of the Blood Mist gang...and is subjected to a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Neji's a Knight Templar Older Cousin for Hinata, seeking to keep her away from Naruto's influence by any means necessary after finding out the latter was one of the Kyuushingai. Hiashi supports this, but Hinata herself isn't pleased.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Manipulative Bastard: Neji takes advantage of Kiba's despondency over Hinata's rejection of his (Kiba's) love confession and the revelation that Hinata had already had an Accidental Kiss with Naruto, to manipulate Kiba into fighting Naruto, as part of a plan to either get Naruto arrested (since Kiba's the son of Konoha Town's police chief) or expelled from school (Konoha High frowns on students with criminal records).
- Missing Mom: There's no mention made of Neji's mother at all, unlike his Disappeared Dad.
- My Cousin Is Off Limits: Subtly done against Naruto once he finds out about the latter's past as a Kyuushingai. Hinata herself retards Neji's efforts, however.
- Nerves of Steel: Was willing to confront Yagura to protect Hanabi.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Neji would like you to know that he and Tenten are classmates and nothing more, thank you very much. Lee doesn't buy it.
- The Stoic: Usually. However, when he's around Lee, Hanabi or Kabuto, he becomes The Comically Serious.
- Student Council President: As noted above.
- The Worf Effect: Goes up against Zabuza of the Blood Mist gang and quickly gets one-shotted. He resolves to become stronger after that incident.
Hyuga HanabiHiashi's younger daughter, Hinata's younger sister and Neji's younger cousin.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Has shades of this, given her frequent waspish remarks toward her own older sister and cousin.
- Ascended Extra: In canon, Hanabi was a Satellite Character who we hardly ever got to see or find out anything about. This fanfic gives her regular supporting character status.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: During her first outing as a lemonade sales-girl, she mixes up a nice, refreshing jug of the beverage...but she forgets the sugar. Lee's the only one who actually likes it; when Suigetsu and Jugo come along and try it, Hilarity Ensues.
- Little Miss Snarker: Hanabi is not afraid to snark at either Hinata or Neji.
- Missing Mom: Same as Hinata; it's noted that the accident happened when Hanabi was very young, as Hanabi barely remembers her, aside from a portrait of the woman that's hanging in the Hyuga family's main hall.
- The Nicknamer: Naruto gets this most frequently from her, being referred to as "Straw-head," initially as an insult but later as an Affectionate Nickname (to which he responds by calling her "pipsqueak" for the same two reasons). She's also referred to Suigetsu as "Baseball Crotch" (because of his infamous Groin Attack incident from Naruto early in the story), Jugo as "Carrot-top," Tenten as "Panda-hair," and Lee as a "knight in green armor" (though she usually just calls him Lee-nii-san out of admiration).
Yakushi KabutoThe retainer for the Hyuga family.
- Adaptational Heroism: His canon counterpart is The Dragon to Orochimaru and is himself not a nice or trustworthy person. Here, Kabuto is presented as a very reasonable individual, even offering to help Naruto get set up for the annual Hyuga family ball, to which Hiashi and Neji have sent the blond boy an invitation with the intention of publicly humiliating him—only Kabuto is also nice enough to warn Naruto about this.
- Adjusting Your Glasses
- Servile Snarker: Toward Neji, at least.
- Shipper on Deck: He's quite supportive of Naruto and Hinata, even setting up events so they'll dance together at the annual Hyuga ball.
Tokuma Natsu, Tokuma Ko, and Tokuma IrohaHiashi's in-laws. Natsu is Hiroko's sister, Ko is her husband, and Iroha is Ko's older brother. Their only appearance so far is in the thirtieth Gaiden.
- Adaptation Name Change: All three were members of the Hyuga clan in canon. For this story, their only relation to the Hyuga family is through marriage (and also see Composite Character directly below).
- Composite Character: Natsu, Ko and Iroha all take their shared surname from Tokuma, another member of the Hyuga clan in the canon series.
- Cool Uncle: Ko is this to the Hyuga kids.
- The Quiet One: Iroha isn't one for social scenes, according to Hiashi.
- The Unfavorite: From what Hiashi recalls of past conversations with Hiroko, she and Natsu drifted apart because Natsu felt that she was this to their parents, who she believed preferred Hiroko over her.
Uchiha SasukeThe heir-apparent to the Uchiha Zaibatsu, and the local popular boy at Konoha High School.
- Animal Motif: The hawk, not unlike his canon counterpart. He even has a fighting technique named "Nightmare Hawk Stomp."
- Anime Hair: Styled like a hawk's feathers, again not unlike canon.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Comes out during his fight with Naruto at the climax of the Tournament Arc.Sasuke: I am an Uchiha! We are the strongest there is! And I am the strongest Uchiha of all!
- Bash Brothers: With Naruto, during the Spa Inferno arc.
- Beauty Is Bad: Well, he's the school's resident Chick Magnet, and he's threatened to go public with Naruto's Kyuushingai status (relenting only because Naruto pointed out that such a move would backfire on the Uchiha Zaibatsu's popularity). He also essentially blackmailed Shikamaru into staying in the Zaibatsu's tournament when Shika wanted to forfeit, under threat of ruining the Ino-Shika-Cho trio's family businesses if Shika didn't comply.
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: He might be snooty when it comes to the Uchiha family's wealth and status, but he does show interest in Sakura getting Character Development even before they become a couple.
- Blood Knight: Best emphasized during the gang's confrontation with Mizuki and his mooks while rescuing Naruto during the Abduction Arc; despite them being surrounded by gangsters, Sasuke just laughs and says it's a chance for them to have fun.
- Blue Is Heroic: He's worn blue on occasion, such as a blue jacket during the Spa Inferno arc. The arm-guards and leg-bracers he wears during the Uchiha Zaibatsu Invitational and later in the final arc are blue as well.
- Chick Magnet: Just like in canon...not like he cares, again just like in canon.
- Covert Pervert: He has some very...interesting dreams about Sakura, once they become an item. Itachi records evidence of it and teases him mercilessly for it.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mostly directed toward Naruto.Naruto: Whew...can't believe it's been two weeks since that time...noteSasuke: Since the time you lost your brain, dobe?
- Face Framed in Shadow: He pulls this between Chapters 3 and 16, when he's getting updates from his subordinates who've been tasked to observe Naruto's movements and find out all they can about the blond boy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's quite willing to flaunt his money and connections to get his way, even if so doing might screw someone else over such as when he blackmails Shikamaru to stay in his tournament instead of forfeiting, but he'll put bastiches in their place when it's really called for, as he does with Sakura when she badmouths Naruto during the latter's dance with Hinata.
- Lethal Chef: According to Itachi, Sasuke is still banned from combining tomato juice with milk after something that happened ten years earlier.
- Odd Friendship: With Hinata, considering that their fathers are business rivals and also the fact that their canon counterparts had practically no direct interaction with each other.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Naruto's red.
- The Resenter: Kankuro assumes Sasuke is this after Fugaku chose Naruto, not him, as the winner of their fight in the Uchiha Zaibatsu Invitational and as the representative for the Zaibatsu against Hyuga Corporation. However, Sasuke subverts this by declaring that, regardless of his own feelings on the matter, his father was perfectly within his right, as the Zaibatsu's CEO, to choose Naruto if he saw fit.
- School Idol: For most of Konoha High's female population, anyway.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Sasuke makes this boast in Chapter 28 while blackmailing Shikamaru to stay in his tournament instead of forfeiting.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Makes this boast during the same above incident.
- Shipper on Deck: Subtly hinted to at least approve of Naruto getting with Hinata during Chapter 34, in which he gives Naruto a smirk as he goes off to let the two talk more privately, and then he more openly voices it after seeing them dance together at the Hyuga ball in Chapter 39.Sasuke: They look good together.
- He also briefly teases Itachi about Yugito.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Much more icy than sugary at first, mind you.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Why the girls of Konoha High adore him.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky
- Took a Level in Kindness: After the Uchiha Zaibatsu Invitational.
Uchiha FugakuThe CEO of the Uchiha Zaibatsu, Sasuke and Itachi's father, Mikoto's husband, and Hiashi's main business rival.
- Fanboy: Of the Shadow Fox comic book series, even playing with a few action figures from the series in one chapter instead of, you know, doing his work. Sasuke isn't impressed.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, he was among the victims of the Uchiha Massacre.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: He and Sasuke, respectively, are a downplayed example. Fugaku is a shrewd businessman, but one scene shows him playing with Shadow Fox action figures instead of working like he's supposed to be; Sasuke is more the brooding type and isn't impressed by said action-figure-obsession.
- Wine Is Classy: The first time he appears in full in Chapter 32, he's shown with a glass of wine, which he continues drinking from in Chapter 33.
Uchiha ItachiSasuke's older brother and Fugaku's son. He's been keeping watch over Naruto incognito.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Subtler than most other examples in this fic, but still quite noticeable. In canon, Itachi is known for being an Aloof Older Brother to Sasuke, plus he's quite reticent when it comes to his emotions in general. In this universe, he's significantly more open with his family, much friendlier to his associates, and is even a closeted pervert.
- Aloof Older Brother: To Sasuke, though not quite as distant as in canon.
- Berserk Button: Doing, or threatening to do, grievous bodily harm to his little brother is a major no-no. Finding out that Mizuki attempted to shoot Sasuke doesn't sit very well with Itachi.
- Big Brother Instinct: See his Berserk Button above.
- Covert Pervert: Yugito constantly accuses him of being this. Itachi doesn't really help his own case when he's using his phone to take pictures of Ino groping Hinata's breasts or of Yugito wrestling Sakura to the ground (both completely non-sexual).
- Everyone Loves Blondes: He flirted with his fellow agent Yugito for quite a while. Then they took it a step further.
- Lethal Chef: According to Sasuke, Itachi had a Noodle Incident concerning cod fish and soy sauce five years earlier. Apparently, poor cooking skill runs in the family.
- Mysterious Watcher: Keeping an eye on Naruto for a period of time.
- Mysterious Protector: For Naruto, again.
- Never Found the Body: He disappeared during the 365 days, but Sasuke strongly believed he was still alive because of this trope. Sure enough, Itachi shows up alive and well in front of his father and brother, though he doesn't stick around long enough for a proper family reunion. He's part of a black-ops group led by Minato, investigating the circumstances behind the 365 days.
- Shipper on Deck: Appears to approve of Sasuke and Sakura, even suggesting to Sasuke that he should ask the pink-haired girl out.
Uchiha MikotoWife of Fugaku and mother of Sasuke and Itachi, she's an actress who's formally introduced in Chapter 153.
- The Ghost: Prior to Chapter 153, she was often mentioned but never actually seen in person.
- Happily Married: With Fugaku.
- Lethal Chef: Itachi makes fun of her for it, though Sasuke points out that she at least cooks better than Itachi himself.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Likely not to Yugito's level, but she's at least not afraid to get into the buff when it comes to bathing at a spa.
- Stacy's Mom: If Chapter 153 is any indication.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, she was among the victims of the Uchiha Massacre.
Chief Inuzuka TsumeKonoha Town's chief of police, and Kiba's and Hana's mother.
- I Want Grandkids: Makes this complaint to Hana in the thirteenth Gaiden.
- Iron Lady
- Lethal Chef: According to Kiba.Tsume: (complimenting Hana's cooking) What would I do without a daughter like you, eh?Kiba: Probably cook the bologna until it tastes like a worn car tire.
- Mama Bear: Her first response to news that her son Kiba may be in trouble is to send dozens of cops to the location to arrest whoever's responsible; and when Hana is kidnapped during the Vengeance Arc, she's very hands-on in assisting Naruto with the rescue effort. There's also her threat to Naruto very early on, in Chapter 12, following his confrontation with Kiba (for which Tsume had sent out the aforementioned cop-squad):Tsume: If my son ever got so much as a scrape on him from you, I don't care if you were part of a group that terrified whole cities, I would stuff a shotgun up your ass and pull the trigger. Am I understood?Naruto: (meekly) Yes, ma'am.
- Secret Keeper: She knows about Dr. Haruno's connection to the Kyuushingai.
Detectives Morino Ibiki and Umino IrukaTwo detectives who are usually partnered together, they are initially assigned by Tsume to keep an eye on Naruto after they learn of his Kyuushingai history.
- Adaptational Villainy: In canon, Ibiki was mostly neutral toward Naruto, though he saw the blond as "interesting" after seeing his performance in the Chuunin exams' written portionnote ; here, he's more of a downplayed Inspector Javert at first, but eventually comes to have (mild) respect for Naruto. Played straight with Iruka, him being LOVE's mole in the Konoha Town department.
- Aloof Big Brother: Ibiki toward his younger brother Idate, especially after the latter got in trouble with the law for armed robbery. Idate still resents him somewhat for having this attitude.
- Deadpan Snarker: Ibiki, by far. As just one example, here's his response when he and Iruka arrest minor characters Emiru and Haruna at the mall.Haruna: H-hey, let go of us! We didn't do anything wrong!Ibiki: Well, obviously, having a fashion sense must be a felony now, because why else would you run—right?
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Iruka and Ibiki, respectively, utilize this during their interrogation of Konan in Chapter 49. However, Konan knows this tactic well and says it won't work on her.
- Nice Guy: Iruka, at least, is much more civil to Naruto than Ibiki is.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Iruka is willing to give Naruto the benefit of the doubt concerning the boy's intentions for Konoha Town.
- Secret Keeper: They're both in on the secret of Dr. Haruno's connection to the Kyuushingai.
- Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: Ibiki isn't exactly trusting of Naruto once he finds out about the boy's Kyuushingai status, and is in fact quite ready to arrest him the first time they meet, but only relents because Mayor Tsunade and Chief Tsume (separately) give him different orders. What keeps him from being a full-blown Inspector Javert is the fact that, as a Kyuushingai, Naruto would in fact be wanted by the authorities for his actions during the 365 days, yet Ibiki won't overstep his own authority or his superiors' orders to arrest Naruto (the most that happens is that he and Iruka are ordered to keep surveillance on Naruto for a while to ensure he won't do anything to break the law, and once Tsume calls off the surveillance Ibiki complies).
Detective Tsuchigumo HotaruOne of the newer members of the department, introduced during the Konoha Gangs Arc.
- Action Girl: She's able to hold her own when the Hawks gang lays siege to the precinct during the Konoha Gangs arc.
- Fair Cop
- Naïve Newcomer: At the time of her introduction, she's only been with the department as a detective for a month, having gotten her rank within three months prior to her first appearance.
- Named by the Adaptation: In the original anime (she's a filler character who's not in the manga), Tsuchigumo is the clan Hotaru is part of, though she's not listed as having a proper surname herself.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Has shades of this, considering her optimism at Haku's chances of getting a favorable court ruling for having turned himself in for his role in Arashi's gang.
Uzumaki KushinaNaruto's mother, and a major source of support for him and good advice for his peers.
- Action Mom: Among other things, she frightens off Kimimaro's gang despite having just been shot, fights Mangetsu with relative ease and only gets hit once when she drops her guard, and violently rebuffs a break-in and murder attempt by Dosu and Zaku.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She is this to Naruto, especially when combined with her tendency to snark about his relationships with girls. And there's also her fan-girl attitude toward the popular Shadow Fox comic, including having a cosplay costume, which causes Naruto to do a double-take the first time he sees her wearing it.
- Combat Pragmatist: When forced to defend herself, she proves to be this in spades, including liberal use of the Groin Attack and using anything she can grab as a weapon.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As depicted in this fanfic, Kushina usually appears as a (mostly) motherly housewife who likes to cook, trades Volleying Insults with her own son, cosplays as the in-universe female Batman expy, throws around some really wicked zingers (usually in response to Naruto's own zingers), plays video games, owns a Porn Stash, and is heavily implied to do non-food-related things with cucumbers. This same woman is also married to a government agent and is the mother of one of the Kyuushingai, and as such she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself if need be, as Dosu and Zaku find out to their sorrow.
- Damsel in Distress: Defied. Violently.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Naruto implies more than once that she engages in this with cucumbers. Kushina's not amused.
- Deadpan Snarker: She engages in frequent Snark-to-Snark Combat with Naruto.
- Drives Like Crazy: Chapter 56, "Reckless Driver." It was a Big Damn Heroes moment, though, so it's perfectly excusable.
- Even the Girls Want Her: If Mei's rather flustered response to meeting her for the first time is any indication.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: She got Minato.
- Fiery Redhead: Mostly toward Naruto, during comedic situations.
- Housewife: For the most part, and she clearly enjoys cooking delicious meals for Naruto and his friends.
- Hidden Depths: She's generally quite cheerful, spends most of her time at home cooking and doing typical housewife stuff, and on the more eccentric end she cosplays as the in-universe comic book character Shadow Fox and also owns her very own porn stash. However, under serious circumstance she proves to be a source of good maternal wisdom to whoever needs it. Going even deeper, she's got some resentment toward her husband Minato for distancing himself from his family, to the point of requesting Kushina to retake her maiden name, for the sake of protecting her and Naruto due to Minato's black-ops work, and subsequently leaving her alone to deal with Naruto's post-365 days trauma. She hides her bitterness very well up to that point.
- Hot-Blooded: She has one hell of a temper, not unlike canon. It's usually played for laughs, but the few times it's actually played for drama, it's significant.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her very own ramen pot, or a hot cup of ramen. In her defense, she had to improvise.
- Mama Bear: She loves her son, Volleying Insults aside. And she's not going to stand for him being hurt, even if he's a Kyuushingai and can well take care of himself. She even goes as far as to physically threaten the business executive who helped facilitate Naruto's abduction, while wearing a disguise to hide who she really is.Kushina: Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go find my son. And if I do not find him in the same condition I last saw him, I guarantee you, this whole town will burn!
- Not a Morning Person: And now you know where Naruto gets it from. Witness her response to an early-morning phone call that forces her to get out of bed:Kushina: You're looking for a quick way to commit suicide, aren't you?
- Spared by the Adaptation: You know she's dead in canon, right?
- Supreme Chef: Naruto's friends have lauded her cooking prowess more than once.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: In contrast to her canon self, the girly aspect of Kushina's character gets more prevalence here, as she's generally seen in her kitchen and doing stuff around the home. That being said, she is just as likely to beat the crap out of you with a pot as she is to cook a delicious meal in it.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen, and she's even more obsessive about it than Naruto.Kushina: In this house, you--do not--spill--ramen—especially when it's being prepared!
Mr. and Mrs. YamanakaIno's parents, and the owners and managers of the family's greengrocer store.
- Good Parents: Theirs is a happy family, from all indications.
- Happily Married
- No Name Given: Unlike Inochi, Ino's mother hasn't been identified by her first name at all, likely because in the canon series she was only ever seen in the anime. This is particularly noteworthy when even characters who didn't have surnames in canon (like Tenten, Jugo and Jiraiya) get them here.
- Open-Minded Parent: Unlike Hiashi with regards to Hinata, Inoichi doesn't mind Ino hanging out with Naruto despite the boy having been a Kyuushingai (though the fact that Naruto rescued them and their store from Mizuki, who'd been pretending to be a Kyuushingai up to that point, likely has a lot to do with it). Also, Mrs. Yamanaka doesn't think twice about letting Naruto go up to Ino's room to visit her while Ino's recovering from a sprained ankle.
- Papa Wolf: Inoichi was prepared to take on Mizuki's entire gang in order to protect his daughter. It didn't take, mind you, but points to the man for the effort.
- Secret Keeper: Inoichi was this alongside Ino, concerning Naruto's Kyuushingai past...until others started finding out.
OrochimaruThe lawyer for Mizuki and his gang.
- Adaptational Heroism: In canon, Orochimaru was a major villain for most of the first part of the series. Here, he's definitely not shown as a lawbreaker of any sort (even the bit where he gets bail for Dosu, Zaku and Kin suggests he's just doing his job as a defense attorney).
- Cool Car: He drives a dark green new-edge modular SVT Mustang Cobra.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He still retains his familiar looks for this story, even though he's a normal non-superpowered human in this universe.
- Evil Lawyer Joke: Orochimaru complains that he's going to be on the receiving end of these after he manages to get Dosu, Zaku and Kin out on bail.
- Also, the very fact Orochimaru is a lawyer.
Senju TsunadeThe mayor of Konoha Town.
- Adaptational Wimp: Her canon counterpart is capable of creating massive craters in solid stone with just her fingertip. Here, since the setting is in an Alternate Universe that's more akin to real life and she therefore doesn't have any of her canon fighting skills, Tsunade is easily taken captive by Akatsuki's Konan, requiring Naruto to save her.
- Christmas Cake: She's declared one of these by Jiraiya in Chapter 95. Needless to say, she does not take it well.Tsunade: SHUT UP! I just haven't found the right guy to marry, that's all!
- Named by the Adaptation: She doesn't have a proper surname in the canon series, though she is a descendant of the Senju bloodline. The fan-fic streamlines this by giving her the surname Senju.
- Not a Morning Person: As revealed in Chapter 97, she tries (and fails) to rebel when her alarm clock blares at 6:00 a.m.
- Secret Keeper: She knows about Dr. Haruno's role in creating the Nine Terrors.
Dr. and Mrs. HarunoSakura's parents, Kizashi and Mebuki. Kizashi is the chief administrator of Konoha Hospital.
- Happily Married: And still very much in love, to Sakura's embarrassment.Kizashi: What's for dinner?Mebuki: Sweet and sour chicken, potato salad with green peas and sweet peppers, with rolls and a tossed salad. And pomegranate juice.Kizashi: Pomegranate juice, eh? Why must you tempt me so, woman?Mebuki: (suggestively) I haven't begun to tempt you yet, Kizashi...Sakura: Mom! A-HEM!
- The Resenter: Mebuki used to be this, by her own admission, concerning her husband's late hours when he was doing his residency, with the result that he didn't have a lot of time for her. She's learned to accept it over the years, however.
- Shared Unusual Trait: As noted in Sakura's entry, she gets her pink hair from her dad.
- Supreme Chef: Mebuki, according to Chapter 35 and the quoted section a few tropes up.
Inuzuka HanaKiba's older sister and Tsume's daughter, she's a doctor doing her residency at Konoha Hospital.
- Cool Big Sis
- Covert Pervert: Described as such in the thirteenth Gaiden by her husband Idate.Idate: ...there's freaky, and then there's Hana.
- Damsel in Distress: Alongside Hokuto, during the Vengeance Arc, when both of them are kidnapped by Sumaru's Star-Boys gang to lure Naruto into a trap.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mostly targeting her mother.
- Hospital Hottie
Maito GuyA radio announcer and news commentator in Konoha Town.
- The Voice: The only times he ever really shows up is over the radio when giving commentary on some major news items, such as when he comments on the activities of Mizuki's gang in Chapter 1. He shows up in person in Chapter 42, however, and again during the Vengeance Arc.
Aburame ShibiShino's father, a communications engineer for a mobile-phone provider whose parent company is Hyuga Corp.
- Badass Boast: "If you raise that stick to me, I will break it and you."
- Deadpan Snarker: "You have an interesting fighting style—beating up people's fists with your face."
- Overprotective Dad: A fairly mild case, as he's wary of Shino associating with Karui following the events of the Underground Fists arc. To be fair, the events of that arc had put Shino at risk of severe injury or worse.
- Papa Wolf: If you so much as put a hand on Shino, Shibi will not hesitate to smash your face.
- The Stoic: He can usually keep his cool and be very methodical about things. Unless Shino's in serious danger.
- Sunglasses at Night: Like his son.
- Tranquil Fury: Does not once raise his voice even while laying out a smack-down to protect Shino.
Akimichi ChozaChoji's father, and the proprietor for Akimichi Meats.
- Big Eater: According to Choji, his dad will raid the fridge for leftovers in addition to breakfast in the morning. And now you know where Choji gets it from.
- Not a Morning Person: Choza tends to sleep in late even up to 9:30 on a Sunday morning.
- Papa Wolf: Did you just threaten Choji? Have fun being beaten like a rag-doll.
AyameA waitress at Burger Castle, and just like her canon counterpart, she's quite friendly to Naruto.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Remember the server girl who got sexually harassed by two of Mizuki's goons in Chapter 2? That was Ayame, though she wouldn't be identified by name for many, many chapters afterward; she later recounts the incident in Chapter 98.
- Meaningful Name: As noted in her entry on the canon series' wiki, Ayame's name means "iris," as in the plant. Depending on the kanji used, it can also mean "to murder." Both meanings are used in her LOVE code-name of "Death Iris."
- Nice Girl: She'll be the nicest server girl you could ever hope to get service from at a restaurant. Unless your name's Kakashi.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Kakashi, especially in Chapter 98.
Hozuki Mangetsu, Morino Idate, and Hagane KotetsuA trio of buddies who are introduced at the beginning of the Underground Fists arc. All three were arrested five years earlier for armed robbery, but now that they've reunited, they're coming back to Konoha Town...
- Adaptational Villainy: In canon, Kotetsu was a Cool Teacher who was loyal to Konoha, and Idate (a filler character) was a good guy who was merely misled by Aoi and had to leave Konoha because of it. Mangetsu, who was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, may be closer to a Noble Demon, as he was stated to be much more humble than his brother Suigetsu and for the fact that the Seven Swordsmen are considered heroes in their native Hidden Mist Village.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Mangetsu does not have any fond feelings for his parents, but especially his father, to the point that he thinks nothing of shoving Gengetsu and making him fall (on a couch, luckily) when the older man attempts to discipline him. The fact that the family never once came to visit him while he was in prison has a lot to do with it.
- Armed Blag: The trio got arrested for trying to rob an armored car. Mangetsu got five years in jail, and Idate and Kotetsu got suspended sentences since they were first-time offenders.
- Bastard Boyfriend: It's hinted that Kotetsu used to be this to Anko.
- Big Brother Bully: Mangetsu has shades of this toward Suigetsu.
- Cain and Abel: Mangetsu and Idate are the Cain to Suigetsu's and Ibiki's Abel, respectively, although Idate is actually Ibiki's younger brother.
- Pair the Spares: Idate eventually marries Hana, while Kotetsu gets together with Mei.
- Those Two Guys: Idate and Kotetsu eventually become this, to some extent.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Mangetsu thinks nothing of clubbing a kid in the head with a rock to steal said kid's dog, or of almost killing his own kid brother if his plans to make a quick buck for himself are threatened.
- Would Hit a Girl: Mangetsu isn't afraid to pull this when Kushina confronts him in time to stop him from stomping Suigetsu to death. Kotetsu is also implied to have this in his character from his brief interaction with his ex Anko, though fortunately the police show up before we can find out for certain.
Hozuki GengetsuThe alcoholic father of Suigetsu and Mangetsu.
- Adaptational Wimp: In canon, Gengetsu was the Second Mizukage and was considered one of the strongest shinobi of his generation. Here...he's not even able to keep from being shoved by his own son Mangetsu (of course, he is drunk at the time).
- The Alcoholic: Suigetsu indicates that Gengetsu used to work at a food-processing plant, but it's later revealed that Gengetsu was fired a year prior to the start of the story, and he's been friends with the bottle ever since. Mangetsu reveals that Gengetsu had had drinking problems even before he was fired.
- Cool Old Guy: Tries to be this. Mangetsu and Suigetsu both think he's pathetic.
- Parental Neglect: He's constantly drunk, he failed to go visit his older son while the latter was in prison, and he's not been a proper role model to his younger son.
- Related in the Adaptation: In the original series, Gengetsu, Mangetsu and Suigetsu are all members of the Hozuki clan, but Gengetsu's not stated to be directly related to the boys otherwise. Here, he's their father.
Hozuki RyuzetsuSuigetsu and Mangetsu's mother, and Gengetsu's wife.
- Extreme Doormat: She's a little too resigned to her husband's mooching and drunken ways. Kushina calls her on it.Kushina: Is it your intention to be an extreme doormat all the rest of your life?
- Related in the Adaptation: She's got no connection whatsoever to the Hozuki clan in canon, plus she's a filler character from the Naruto movies anyway.
Tropes relating to the Kyuushingai as a group, or regarding the rumors and legends about them, are listed immediately below; more character-specific tropes are found in the relevant character lists in this folder (Naruto's entry is in his own folder above, while Gaara's and Yagura's entries are in the LOVE folder below).
- Animal Theme Naming: Their code-names, as revealed in Chapter 3: Shukaku the Raccoon (Gaara), Matatabi the Cat (Yugito), Isobu the Turtle (Yagura), Son Goku the Gorilla (Roshi), Kokuo the Horse (Han), Saiken the Slug (Utakata), Chomei the Beetle (Fuu), Gyuki the Bull (Killer Bee), and Kurama the Fox (Naruto). Yugito later reveals that Killer Bee pulled double-duty with his rapper nickname.
- Ascended Extra: Applies specifically to those members of the Terrors not named Naruto, Gaara or Killer Bee, as those three were major characters in canon (and one was the series' titular character). As for the other six, while their jinchuriki status certainly impacted the canon series' plot, the characters themselves weren't showcased that much (although Utakata got a limelight flashback in the anime).
- The Dreaded: According to the back-story, and it's made worse because to date nobody even knows what they look like. During the 365 days, cities that hadn't been impacted by the Nine Terrors made a point of being extremely courteous to people they didn't know, in case said strangers might turn out to be one of the Nine and cause upheaval if crossed. The terror they inspired was so great that Mizuki's taking advantage of their reputation was enough for him to control most of Konoha Town.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Had none of the Nine agreed to be trained by the government, and had the 365 days not happened, it's unlikely any of them would have become what they eventually did.
- I'm a Humanitarian: One rumor about the Nine Terrors states that they were cannibalistic blood-drinkers who liked to eat babies.
- Mugging the Monster: People who don't know who they are tend to pick fights with them disturbingly often. They usually pick Naruto and simply get a beating, but when they get Yugito or Fuu they usually die.
- Neural Implanting: How the nine people who would later become the Kyuushingai got their advanced intelligence. According to Naruto, by using this method, the scientists who worked on the nine were able to cram ten years' worth of training into four months' time, and they were able to learn several languages, combat tactics and weapons skills by this method. However, in a variation of this trope, they had to actually practice the newly-gotten skills for the information to stick.
- One-Man Army: Just one member alone is said to be able to take on a whole gang without sustaining a scratch, or kill 300 people within a fortnight.
- Person of Mass Destruction: According to the various rumors about them arising from the 365 days' carnage, in addition to their individual One-Man Army status, all nine together could conceivably reduce a city to ashes in less than an hour.
- Shrouded in Myth: While nobody denies that the Nine Terrors exist, nobody is sure what their agenda is/was or even what they look like, resulting in all sorts of unreliable stories about them. Mizuki takes advantage of this to pass himself off as a former Kyuushingai, three months prior to the start of the story.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Again, applies specifically to those members of the terrors not named Naruto, Gaara or Killer Bee; in canon, the others were killed at different points in time by Akatsuki.
- Super Soldier: What they were trained to be.
- Urban Legends: As explained above, a lot of these cropped up about the Kyuushingai and the 365 days, within the two-year Time Skip after the end of that time, and most of those legends made the Nine Terrors out to be superhuman beings based on the level of destruction that was left in their wake. Aside from the rumors and legends listed here, there are claims that collateral damage from any two Kyuushingai fighting each other would be catastrophicnote , that a waiter who spilled some soup while serving a guest had a massive Freak Out! due to his fear that he might've offended one of the Kyuushingainote , that the Terrors were over nine feet tall and 400 poundsnote , that they wielded exotic weaponsnote , and that the real death toll from the 365 days was between 1000 and 2000 casualties despite the "official" number being 247note .
- You Are Already Dead: According to the rumors, the Kyuushingai could kill people so quickly that the victims wouldn't even know they were dead till after the fact.
Nii YugitoA member of the Kyuushingai, code-named "Matatabi the Cat." Two years after the 365-day carnage, she's working as a government agent, first being introduced in the story when she arrives to warn Naruto about the activities of Akatsuki.
- Action Girl: By proxy since she was a member of the Kyuushingai.
- Aggressive Submissive: Itachi surmises that she's this. Yugito doesn't deny it.
- All Women Are Prudes: While she confides to Itachi late in the story that she's a virgin, she's not afraid of showing off her body, as the Shameless Fanservice Girl trope below outlines. And the seventh Gaiden implies she's not afraid to use a few...sexual aids in consummating her marriage to Itachi later on.
- Amazonian Beauty: Hinata observes that Yugito has significant muscular tone, as well as a total absence of belly fat.
- Animal Motif: Hers is the cat. Different characters have at one time or another addressed her as "kitty-cat" or some other cat-themed variation, plus she uses claws to fight, she can be stealthy when necessary, and on at least one occasion she chooses milk as a drink order.
- Ascended Extra: In canon, even as one of the jinchuriki, she had an extremely minor role overall. Here, although she's first introduced in Chapter 39, she soon gains ground as a major character in her own right.
- Badass Teacher: Becomes one for Hinata.
- Bathing Beauty: Whether in a hot tub or a Waterfall Shower, she apparently loves engaging in this.
- Beneath the Mask: Beneath the tough-as-nails Action Girl who happens to be shameless about showing off her body, there is a woman who is scared of being vulnerable, helpless, or in any way unable to defend herself, as well as someone who just wants to be a normal person. Itachi is the only person who she's willingly removed the mask for, to date, though Hinata has gotten a brief glimpse underneath it as well.
- Big Breast Pride: "No implants...everything's 100 percent me."
- Boobs of Steel: According to Hinata's observation, Yugito's melons aren't quite the size of actual melons, but they're still impressively sized. Additionally, Yugito is one of the stronger fighters in the story.
- Cool Big Sis: Develops this relationship with Hinata.
- Covert Pervert: Implied in the seventh Gaiden where she had a number of, ahem, tools ready to use with Itachi on their wedding night.Itachi: Uh, Yugito, dear...are those what I think those are...? And what's that thing for...? And what the hell is THAT?
- Fair Cop: She used to be this prior to her Kyuushingai training. She was fairly high-ranking too, having made detective-sergeant at the time of her volunteering for the Kyuushingai program.
- Good Is Not Nice or Soft: Just because she's on Naruto's side, that doesn't mean she'll go easy on opponents. Just ask Kin, Monjin and Hidan...oh wait.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: In Chapter 77, she confides to Itachi that she just wants to be a regular woman, as far as her feelings toward her Kyuushingai status are concerned.Yugito: Sometimes I wish I could just be...me. Not an ex-cop. Not a member of the Nine Terrors. Not a secret government operative. Just me.Itachi: And...who is Nii Yugito?Yugito: Nii Yugito is a woman who likes to take hot baths or cold showers whenever she can. Nii Yugito is a bit of a daring exhibitionist. Nii Yugito likes to make fun with those she considers her friends. Nii Yugito...is normal.
- Little Black Dress: She is introduced in Chapter 39 wearing one of these at the Hyuga social event.
- Ms. Fanservice / Shameless Fanservice Girl: Yugito isn't shy about taking a Waterfall Shower whenever she can, even if someone happens to come across her that way. She's actually quite amused that Hinata, having accidentally caught her in just such a situation, has thereafter spent a good few minutes staring at the older woman's, uh, assets. Of course, Yugito puts on a bathrobe afterward, since Hinata's there to talk about serious matters and she doesn't want to embarrass the young girl further (but she's not above verbally teasing her about it).Yugito: Enjoying the view, Hyuga-chan?
- Sexy Mentor: For Hinata. Also for Naruto, to a lesser degree.
- The Tease: She deliberately let Hinata see her in the Waterfall Shower just to get a rise out of the younger woman, as she later admits to Itachi.
- Tsundere: As revealed in the first Gaiden chapter, she has this attitude toward Itachi long before their Relationship Upgrade.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Fuu, during their stint in the Kyuushingai.
- Wolverine Claws: Her weapon of choice for melee combat is a pair of gloves equipped with claws that are hidden inside the knuckles, activated or deactivated as needed via a hidden mechanism in the palm of the gloves' heels.note
UtakataA member of the Kyuushingai, with the code-name "Saiken the Slug." Two years after the 365-day carnage, he has become a serial killer who focuses on doctors and their families.
- Adaptational Villainy: In canon, he's not particularly stated to be an evil person, albeit he was one of the jinchuriki who'd gotten disillusioned due to mistreatment by his village.
- Ax-Crazy: Had hints of this before he became a Kyuushingai. The training he underwent did not help in this regard, although he had the presence of mind to hide his mental illness from the attending physicians and trainers in charge of the program.Utakata: They allowed a psychopath like me to be transformed into a SMART psychopath.
- Badass Longcoat: A blue one.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Averted, much to Naruto's surprise when they fight. Despite being proficient at long-range whip-fighting, Utakata proves himself capable of using empty-hand techniques, including kicks, if his opponent happens to get inside his range. Lampshaded by Utakata himself when, moments after Naruto's gotten close enough to land a few hits, he shocks Naruto by pulling an over-arcing kick that catches the blond boy right in the face.Utakata: You think I was only going to focus on one type of fighting style?
- Glass Cannon: Good at dishing out hits long-range (and short-range too, if pressed), but suffers a great deal if he's hit himself.
- Knight of Cerebus: Prior to Utakata showing up, every opponent Naruto faced was out of their league (Mizuki and his gang, Aoi, Kiba), skilled but not malicious enough to actually want to kill him (Sasuke, Jugo, Sai, Shikamaru), or, at worst, antagonistic but unable to follow through with extreme violence for one reason or another (Suigetsu, Tenten). The Slug? He's able to fight Naruto in a potential death-match on equal footing and has no qualms about taking off Naruto's head and almost does so, only failing due to quick movements on Naruto's part. That's the first indication that things are not going to be business as usual from then on out.
- Leave No Witnesses: Whenever Utakata went on a serial-killing spree during the two-year Time Skip, anybody unlucky enough to be in the vicinity would not escape, even if they weren't his specified targets. It's the reason he managed to elude the law for as long as he did.
- Serial Killer: As noted above. His particular targets were all involved in the Kyuushingai's training.
- Slasher Smile
- Whip It Good: Utakata's signature weapon, during his time with the Kyuushingai. Specifically, he utilizes two whips that are outfitted with blades along their length; the blades are strategically placed so that they won't impede the whips' natural ability to bend, making them pseudo-whip-swords; as well, the author's commentary notes that this was inspired by Cho of the Jupon Gatana. It's how Kizashi was able to figure out that the serial killing spree during the last two years was Utakata's doing. When Naruto is told of the whip-wounds the victims sustained, he too figures it out.
- Would Hurt a Child: Utakata, in his debut chapter, shows that he's not averse to murdering children, as evidenced by the speech he gives their father before butchering him.Utakata: Don't worry about your children. They are beyond help now...just as your wife is...just as you soon will be.
RoshiA member of the Kyuushingai, code-named "Son Goku the Gorilla." Two years after the 365-day rampage, he works as the curator of the Iwa City Museum.
- Badass Beard: Just like with his canon counterpart.
- Berserk Button: Two of them—attacking innocents and assaulting his museum. Deidara hit both simultaneously.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he's a Dirty Old Man and is not ashamed of it...but he single-handedly took out a member of Akatsuki by blowing him up with a grenade.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a lecherous old pervert who happens to be the very knowledgeable curator of Iwa City's museum. In the two chapters where he's shown up, he's shown to be quite competent at his job, but spends more time ogling and lusting after Kurenai and recalling how he once tried to grope Yugito and the undisclosed events that happened as a result of that.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes, he acts like a pervert who just happens to be a curator...but keep in mind that this guy WAS one of the Nine Terrors.
- Cool Old Guy: He is the oldest of the Nine Terrors, and is perfectly capable of dishing out a beating.
- Dirty Old Man: When Naruto openly accuses him of being this (while pretending not to know who he is), Roshi doesn't deny it, even going as far as to give Kurenai a too-interested look. This behavior of his was also the subject of a Noodle Incident with Yugito, as Naruto recalls.
- Genius Bruiser: Roshi worked as a museum curator prior to joining the Kyuushingai training program. Following the 365 days, the first thing he did was to go right back to being museum curator in Iwa City, and yet two years later he's strong and skilled enough to fight Deidara.
- Last-Name Basis: As revealed with his granddaughter Ajisai in the Gaiden Chronicles, Roshi is in fact their family name.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Kurenai notes that the Roshi who orders her to take her students to safety so he can take on Deidara unhindered is a very far cry from the Dirty Old Man who was ogling her mere moments earlier.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Although he embarrasses Kurenai with his perverted ways, when it comes to serious topics (such as the casualties of the 365 days), he's quite paternal, especially when discussing the subject of the past with Naruto, a fellow atoner. Even Yugito, who Roshi likewise lusted after and once tried to grope, has fairly fond memories of him, as does Fuu, who reacts badly upon discovering Konan managed to kill Roshi.
- Related in the Adaptation: In this story, he's Ajisai's grandfather; in canon, they have no connections to each other.
- Retired Badass: As far as Kyuushingai activity was concerned.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Roshi pulls a suplex on Deidara early in their fight in Chapter 45.
HanA member of the Kyuushingai, code-named "Kokuo the Horse." Two years after the 365-day carnage, he's living as a pastor in charge of a soup kitchen.
- Apologetic Attacker: He gives a brief apology to a dog before breaking its neck to end its suffering, despite the dog being a trained attack dog which had just tried to maul him and got thrown into an electric fence for its trouble.
- The Atoner: Why he became a pastor.
- Badass Preacher: He may have become a pastor as a way to atone for his sins, but he is still capable of kicking the crap out of people.
- Combat Pragmatist: He knows that shining a flashlight in an enemy's face will blind and distract them long enough to give him the upper hand and take them out.
- Emotional Bruiser: When we first meet him, Han is heading a soup kitchen that feeds the local homeless population of his city, plus he expresses remorse at the suffering that the 365 days (of which he was a part) caused...and yet he is capable of handing out a brutal beating when pressed.
- Good Is Not Soft: He may not desire to go back to the violence of his past self during the 365 days, but while he may not kill you, he will cause you a world of pain in subduing you. Case in point: he blasts out Menma's knee with a shotgun.
- Good Shepherd: How his subordinates and patrons at his soup kitchen see him.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He proves good enough with a firearm to shoot people in their extremities while he and they are on the move.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite being as tall as he is, Han is not any slower because of it; in fact, it's pointed out by Gaara that, during his time in the Kyuushingai, Han would use this to his advantage against smaller opponents who thought they'd be faster than him because of the size difference.
- My Greatest Failure: He reveals that he had an opportunity to kill Gaara around the start of the 365 days, but never did so; he regrets the missed opportunity to this day.
- Reluctant Warrior: He'd much rather not fight if he can avoid it. If you force him to, though...
- That Man Is Dead: Han declares to Gaara, during their confrontation in Chapter 48, that his former persona of Kokuo the Horse is dead, citing this trope verbatim in said declaration.
FuuA member of the Kyuushingai, she had the code-name "Chomei the Beetle." According to Yugito, prior to the 365 days, Fuu had dreams of becoming a famous musician. Currently, she's footloose, going wherever she pleases with her guitar.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Fuu in this story is considerably cynical and bitter, in contrast to her canon personality which is much more friendly and happy-go-lucky
- Cynicism Catalyst: Her experiences during the 365 days left a sour impression on her.
- The Drifter: From what Yugito tells Hinata in Chapter 43, Fuu was this before she became one of the Kyuushingai. In addition, Fuu has been living as this in the two-year period following the 365 days of terror.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: She's got issues with people's lack of gratitude for what she did in service to her country, during the 365 days, when she never expected to become a pariah as a member of the Kyuushingai. It leads to an angry Motive Rant when she's confronted about it by Tenten.
- Glory Seeker: Wanted stardom as a musician, and later wanted recognition and honor for having taken part in the government's training that gave birth to the Kyuushingai. That she got neither, because of the fallout from the 365 days, is a source of rage for her.
- Good Is Not Soft: She doesn't think twice about shooting a couple of gangsters dead to save the protagonists.
- I Call It "Vera": She calls her guitar "Mariachi."
- Improbable Weapon User: A guitar that pulls double-duty as a musical instrument and a firearm.
- Instrument of Murder: Fuu has a machine gun hidden inside her guitar.
- My Greatest Failure: Killing Tenten's parents believing she was getting rid of a biker gang.
- The Resenter: She isn't harboring any friendly feelings toward Naruto since she blames him (and Gaara also) for certain events during the 365 days which led to Killer Bee's self-sacrifice.
- Took a Level in Cynic: Prior to signing up for the training program that would eventually give birth to the Kyuushingai, Fuu was somewhat carefree. After the year of carnage, she became a lot more bitter.
- Tragic Keepsake: Her guitar was a gift from Killer Bee.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Yugito, during their stint in the Kyuushingai.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Kira HachiA member of the Kyuushingai, who had the code-name "Gyuki the Bull." Also known as Killer Bee, a nickname he had adopted as an aspiring rapper before the 365 days. According to Yugito, he sacrificed himself to an angry mob near the end of that year, leading to the Nine Terrors disappearing.
- Berserk Button: Disrespecting his brother. Anybody doing that would be lucky if he only beat them to within an inch of their lives.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Just like his canon counterpart, he would often make up some really awful rap-rhymes, but he was still powerful enough to strong-arm his way through a rampaging mob.
- Death by Adaptation: In canon, while Bee certainly came close to death a few times, he wound up surviving all the way to the end of the series. In this story, Bee reportedly sacrificed himself to an angry mob in an effort to appease escalating tensions over the actions of the Kyuushingai; this event is first mentioned by Yugito in Chapter 43, and then referenced again on different occasions thereafter. Until Chapter 150's revelation that he's not quite so dead after all.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Ay's responsible, by his own admission.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": According to Yugito, Hachi insisted on being called Killer Bee instead of his real name, as Bee was the name he intended to use once he broke into the music business.
- Lightning Bruiser: Big, strong, and fast.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, he's only ever really known as Killer Bee, with a number of fans having attributed proper given names to him. Kira Hachi is the name the author decided to call him for the purposes of this story, with Killer Bee as a nickname.
- Painful Rhyme: Much like his canon counterpart. Lampshaded by his brother Ay in a flashback, in which they were hiding from townspeople bent on killing the Kyuushingai:Ay: Still making stupid rhymes, even at a time like this?
- Related in the Adaptation: He and Ay are biologically brothers in this story, whereas in canon they're only brothers by way of symbolism.
- Scary Black Man: Largely averted, as he's remembered by those who knew him as being a very fun-loving sort. Played straight when masquerading as Ay, however.
Tropes about them as a group are immediately below; character-specific tropes follow underneath.
- Adaptational Villainy: Only in the case of Yahiko, Kyusuke, Monjin, and Konan, who in canon were members of the original incarnation of Akatsuki, which was initially formed as a revolutionary group against tyranny in their native Amegakure. Deidara, Kakuzu and Hidan were already villains in canon.
- Badass Biker: Hidan and Kakuzu, most prominently, though Monjin and Kyusuke have also been shown to ride alongside them while storming the Suna City Prison. Yahiko is later shown to own and ride a chopper-style motorcycle.
- Badass Longcoat: The first time they're introduced together as a group, they're all wearing long black trench-coats with hoods. No red clouds on the coats, though.
- Carnival of Killers: Their members include a Trap Master, a Mad Bomber, a Master Poisoner, a Gun Nut, a Torture Technician, a Scarily Competent Tracker, and a Master Swordsman.
- Hero Killer: They almost kill Naruto twice and successfully kill Roshi.
- It's Personal: As stated above, the members of Akatsuki want to kill the Kyuushingai because they personally suffered as a result of the 365 days, or they lost loved ones during that time. However...
- It's All About Me: This tends to be the prevailing attitude of the less-sympathetic members, with Hidan being the worst of the lot and Kakuzu coming a very close second.
- Man Behind the Man: Akatsuki's mysterious backer, whose face has so far been hidden in the shadows.
- Murder, Inc.: Their specific goal is the murder of the Kyuushingai.
- Oddly Small Organization: They're only seven in number, but their underground activities were notable enough to grab the government's attention to the point that Yugito had to be sent to warn Naruto about them.
- Standard Evil Organization Squad: Except they don't see themselves as evil—see Tautological Templar below.
- Tautological Templar: The members of Akatsuki genuinely believe that the things they're doing to exact revenge on the Kyuushingai for the events of the 365 days will be for the benefit of the wider public in the long run. According to them, the Nine Terrors shrouded the region in darkness with their antics, so Akatsuki will restore light to the people by taking down the Terrors by any means necessary. Note that those means include kidnapping, murder, and torture.Yahiko: We'll do what we have to do. The masses will agree with us, if not right now, then eventually. After all...it was the masses who suffered during the 365 days.
YahikoThe leader of the group.
- Affably Evil: Yahiko can talk quite casually about the incident that led to him disliking the Kyuushingai, and admits to Naruto that he doesn't really hate the blond boy personally, it's just that they're enemies because Naruto happens to be one of the Nine Terrors. He even openly admits that he finds Naruto's insulting humor to be Actually Pretty Funny. Then he leaves Naruto to be tortured by Monjin.
- Big Eater: When Hidan proposes going to buy food for the group in Chapter 62, Yahiko's order for himself consists of a double-patty burger (heavy on the pickles and mayo) with a large serving of fries, plus two fish sandwiches. Lampshaded by Kakuzu moments later.Kakuzu: I'm surprised you haven't gotten obese yet, with your eating habits.
- Cold Sniper: He's proven to be very proficient with a sniper-rifle in Chapter 139.
- Composite Character: This version of Yahiko essentially has Deva Path Pain's facial piercings and canon Yahiko's brown eyes and affable personality.
- Crusading Widower: His wife and children were trampled to death during a stampede caused by terror of the Kyuushingai in their town during the 365 days.
- The Dragon: To Akatsuki's benefactor, as he's the one who receives and distributes or carries out the individual's instructions to the group.
- Gun Nut: Not to Kakuzu's extreme, but he's got a fair variety when it comes on to firearms. So far, we've seen him with two Browning 9mm pistols, a sniper-rifle, a pistol-grip shotgun, and a .357 Magnum pistol.
- Guns Akimbo: At one point, he arms himself with two Browning 9mm pistols, and holds one in each hand during a confrontation in Chapter 142.
- Malevolent Mutilation: He's got his familiar piercings through his nose-bridge. In this universe, they were put there as a medical aid to help his facial bones heal after he got trampled by a stampede that happened in Ame Town during the 365 days and that led to the deaths of his wife and children.
- Slouch of Villainy: Yahiko really likes reclining on couches.
- Tragic Keepsake: His black jacket with the red cloud on the back was a gift from his kids.
- Trap Master: He set up a complex trap involving trigger-switches for bombs inside Gaara's family mausoleum and rigged his own house to blow up if it was ever broken into.
- You Gotta Have Orange Hair
KyusukeYahiko's second-in-command and the resident sword specialist.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Has to learn the hard way that talking is not a free action when one's opponent is a gunslinger.
- Crazy-Prepared: Early in his confrontation with Itachi in Chapter 86, Kyusuke gets shot four times in the chest...only to reveal moments later that he was wearing a bulletproof vest under his shirt. Keep in mind, Kyusuke was there to kill Yugito, but had no prior idea he'd be facing Itachi, much less that Itachi would be packing heat. Not that it keeps him from being shot in the leg later in the fight.
- The Dragon: To Yahiko.
- Master Swordsman: With a katana being his preferred weapon and what he uses to kill Utakata.
- The Nondescript: Aside from his cat-like eyes, Kyusuke's face is largely average-looking, as he himself mentally notes in Chapter 85.
HidanOne of the stronger and crazier members of Akatsuki, he specializes in scythe-blades and shadowing of persons.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Stabs Kakashi in the chest and leaves him for dead without actually checking if he is in fact dead. This comes back to bite him when it's revealed Kakashi's Icha Icha book served as a Pocket Protector.
- Domestic Abuse: In his back-story, Hidan was this toward his girlfriend Nohara Rin; it was so bad she actually had to take advantage of the Nine Terrors' rampage in their neighborhood on one particular night just to get away from him.
- The Peeping Tom: He set up a hidden camera in his ex-girlfriend's shower for voyeuristic spying.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: His specialty within Akatsuki.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Getting "a thousand years of pain" with your own knife will do that.
- Sinister Scythe: Although in this story he utilizes two short-handled kama blades instead of his more familiar giant three-bladed scythe. The author's post-chapter commentary explains that he couldn't think of a plausible way to incorporate the giant scythe into the story's setting without it being too cumbersome.
- Slasher Smile
- Stalker with a Crush: Hidan is this for the reporter Nohara Rin who's also his ex-girlfriend.
- Villains Out Shopping: In Chapter 62, Hidan goes out to buy food for Yahiko and Kyusuke.
- White Hair, Black Heart
- Would Hit a Girl: Whether the girl in question can fight back or not.
MonjinThe group's torture and interrogation specialist.
- Berserk Button: Monjin has two—the Kyuushingai, and anyone insulting his mother. This is because his mother was one of the first casualties of the 365 days. And if you're a Kyuushingai and you trigger that second button...boy howdy.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Monjin has a wrist-equipped blade on one arm that he normally keeps hidden beneath his sleeve.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Monjin's mother was among the casualties in the initial slaughter that kicked off the 365 days. To this day, Monjin still doesn't take it well.
- Torture Technician: He uses his arm-blade to cut the captive Naruto repeatedly in order to get the names of the people affiliated with the Kyuushingai out of him.
DeidaraThe team's explosives expert.
- Blinded by the Light: Deidara utilizes flash-bang grenades that have this effect, as part of his arsenal.
- Carry a Big Stick: Wields a baton for close-range combat.
- Combat Pragmatist: He sees spitting in an opponent's eye as a perfectly viable combat strategy.
- Eye Scream: The reason Deidara joined Akatsuki was because he lost an eye during the 365 days, although we're not told what exactly happened to result in him losing that eye. He covers the injury with an eye-patch.
- Handicapped Badass: He's blind in one eye from his experiences in the 365 days. He's still able to fight two of the Kyuushingai (Naruto and Roshi) simultaneously without strain.
- Having a Blast: Of course.
- Knife Nut: He's also armed with throwing knives.
- Mad Bomber: Natch. Instead of bomb-style jutsus, he uses real grenades and explosives that can be triggered via remote control.
- Verbal Tic: Yes, he still has it, hmm!
KonanThe group's poison expert.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: She managed to ambush Naruto and poison him. If she hadn't stuck around afterward to try and kill him up close, he'd have been dead right there.
- Broken Bird: Konan lost her husband and her unborn child during the 365 days.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Konan was an ordinary nurse before the 365 days. Following that incident and the trauma she underwent as a result of it, she put her medical skill to use as an assassin in Akatsuki's employ.
- Master Poisoner: It's a skill she developed from her time as a nurse. She concocts a poison which she uses on Naruto (via dart to the neck) during their confrontation in Chapter 46 and which she'd used to kill Roshi in the previous chapter.Konan: The weakness you're feeling and your loss of voice are only the first symptoms...in another minute, you'll experience nerve numbness; in five minutes, inability to swallow; in ten minutes, gradual bodily paralysis beginning with the hands and spreading elsewhere. In fifteen minutes, you'll die without the antidote.
- The Smurfette Principle: As in canon, Konan is the only female in the group.
- Vengeful Widow: Her husband's death, and the miscarriage she suffered from the stress of that event, led to her joining Akatsuki to get revenge.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
KakuzuThe team's gun enthusiast, he also excels at photographing targets.
- BFG: M60 machine gun.
- Covert Pervert: Kakuzu expresses a wish to see the camera footage of Hidan's ex-girlfriend in the shower...moments after scolding Hidan for breaking into the woman's house to set up the hidden camera in the first place.Hidan: Hypocrite.
- Gatling Good: Makes good use of an M60 machine gun during his calculated assault on the Konoha precinct.
- Glasgow Grin: As in canon. In this story, his scars are stated to be as a result of his being a victim of the 365 days.
- Gun Nut: He comes to the impending siege on the Konoha Town police station with a whole pickup truck full of guns, not only for his own use, but also to provide weaponry to the Hawks gang.
- Manipulative Bastard: Granted, it didn't take the Hawk gang much to agree to help him besiege the Konoha precinct, considering the police were holding the Kyuushingai who happened to shoot up several of the gang's members sometime earlier.
- More Dakka: Kakuzu carries an Uzi as his sidearm, and in his fight with Fuu wields an M60 machine gun.
Tropes relating to the group as a whole, and to the field operatives identified by their code-names during the story, are listed immediately below; character-specific tropes for the Council of the Dawn are listed further down.
- Adaptational Villainy: Just about every member of LOVE, particularly those who make up the Council of the Dawn, was on the heroes' side in canon.note
- Badass Crew: Most members of the Council of the Dawn are leaders of their own criminal groups besides. That's without factoring in that two of the Council members are former Kyuushingai.
- Big Fancy House: Gaara and his siblings own a summer estate that they use when chairing meetings of the Council of the Dawn, and that is maintained by Matsuri in their absence. The mansion itself is a three-story building in the style of a Victorian-era mansion, painted blue with some sections designed using unpainted cut-stone and marl. It also has a courtyard with a large water fountain and a roundabout driveway, and the property is surrounded by fruit trees, a greenhouse, and a cliff-side view of the ocean.
- Even Evil Has Standards: As explained in Chapter 101, while the group might engage in a variety of crimes, they draw the line at rape or any other kind of sexual assault. They have a practical reason for this, as LOVE employs female members and they wouldn't be able to do that if they sanctioned rape. Sumaru's failure to make sure his gang members adhered to this, including reports that he sanctioned what they wanted to do to the captive Hana and Hokuto, leads to him and them getting killed by Matsuri.
- Island Base: The above-mentioned Big Fancy House where LOVE holds its council-meetings is located on the outskirts of Whirl City, which is situated on an island in Water County, far removed from the continent's mainland.
- Nice to the Waiter: Most members of the Council see nothing strange in helping their subordinates, even Matsuri's house servants. For instance, when one servant stumbles and is in danger of dropping the centerpiece for the group's dinner, Matsuri, Darui and Chojuro are quick to grab the tray and keep it from spilling.
- Standard Evil Organization Squad: The Council of the Dawn acts as this, given that its members are all engaged in criminal activity geared toward furthering LOVE's interests.
- The Syndicate: LOVE as a whole is this.
- We Are Everywhere: As Gaara indicates to Yagura when first recruiting him.
- Gaara: LOVE has snaked its way everywhere in the last two years, Yagura-san.
- This is later proven by the existence of the named field agents, Hawk's Eye, Death Iris, Dolphin, Ring-Eyes, Perimeter and Echo. Their civilian jobs are (respectively) a courthouse bailiff, a restaurant waitress, a police officer, a hotel employee, a maid, and a telecommunications service rep.
- Yakuza: LOVE has some of these as contacts.
Ishida GaaraA former member of the Kyuushingai, with the code-name "Shukaku the Raccoon." Two years after the 365 days, he is the leader of the underground syndicate LOVE. As chairman of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, he holds the seat of Lacunanote .
- Affably Evil: When he's being friendly or at least civil to someone he considers an adversary, it's not a put-on. For instance, he's fairly chummy toward Yugito and Itachi, despite them being openly hostile to him, when he shows himself to them at the Konoha High School music recital, and when he meets Hinata much later, he's quite polite while still letting her know he's not a nice guy.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: He's the main one in the story, as he's the man behind Gold Sand, a drug of his own creation. He wants to increase LOVE's power-base through distribution of the drug across the region.
- Ambition Is Evil: In Chapter 48, Naruto recalls that Gaara wanted to use the knowledge he'd gained from training as a Kyuushingai to take control of the entire region.
- Arch-Enemy: Is indicated to be this for Naruto. It's revealed that the 365 days got kicked off when Naruto confronted Gaara over an as-yet-unrevealed plot the latter was preparing to implement that would have resulted in numerous deaths, making Gaara the underlying factor behind the year of chaos that followed.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: His Twin Tanuki Fist technique, designed to break the target's ribs.
- Berserk Button: Endangering his uncle Yashamaru, the only relative he and his siblings have left following the deaths of their parents. Learning that Minato gave LOVE's missile-beacons to Yashamaru results in Gaara popping several Gold Sand pills and trying repeatedly to kill Naruto.
- Big Bad: One of two candidates along with Akatsuki's mysterious backer. Among other things, he's made it possible for Yagura and his Blood Mist Gang to attack Naruto and his friends, and he's the creator and main supplier of the Gold Sand drug that's taken the focus of the most recent chapters. On top of which, his LOVE organization is stated to have recruits in every facet of society. And in the past, he was masterminding a plot that would have resulted in mass casualties, and Naruto's opposition to it and attempted stopping of it led to the 365 days.
- Blue and Orange Morality: His only desire is to take over the government as revenge for framing his parents for treason, and he will murder or manipulate anyone in his way in order to accomplish that, the feelings of his victims be damned in the process. As he bluntly tells Hinata when they meet, not even a person as nice as her would be able to prevent him from carrying out his plan. However, in flashbacks, it's shown that despite not getting along with Naruto while they were training together, Gaara was still willing to offer him a chance to rule the country together, only really turning his hostility onto Naruto when the other boy violently rejected his proposal.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Both Temari and Matsuri are concerned that Gaara might be afflicted by this, as he hasn't just killed Naruto outright as they feel would be the better thing for him to do to get rid of his only viable opposition.
- Creepy Monotone: Often, though he's certainly capable of showing emotion.
- Cultured Badass / Wicked Cultured: He knows how to enjoy classical music, and will go out of his way to attend a music recital if it'll interest him. At the same time, he was a member of the Kyuushingai and the leader of the LOVE syndicate.
- Death Glare: He's good at displaying this, as evidenced during Chapter 187 when he calmly chews out Matsuri for acting on her own and potentially endangering LOVE's larger mission. During that particular dressing-down, Matsuri pointedly avoids making eye-contact with him for fear that, if she sees the anger that's coating his tone, she'll actually drop dead right there.
- Diabolical Mastermind: Aside from everything else that's been listed about him here so far, he had a plan that would have, according to him, involved a lot of deaths under controlled circumstances with the aim of taking over the region. However, Naruto's intervention and the 365 days prevented that from happening. Except that he was able to use the chaos and panic generated by the 365 days as a frame for his original plan anyway—while unplanned by him, and resulting in more deaths than he'd intended, the populace's resulting fear still ended up working in his favor. Helping this is the fact that Kankuro and Temari went out and incited several gangs to go to war with each other, compounding that region-wide terror further.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When his uncle Yashamaru is taken captive in Chapter 132, Gaara is quick to go with Kankuro and Temari to rescue him.
- Even Evil Has Standards: While Gaara is the leader of the criminal LOVE organization and is willing to team up with fellow criminal Yagura to attack Naruto and his friends, when he confronts Han he is at least willing to accede to Han's request that violence not be perpetrated inside the church where they're at.
- Evil Counterpart: To Naruto. Both of them trained together in the program that would lead them to becoming members of the Nine Terrors, but they couldn't be any more different: Gaara lost both of his parents, while Naruto's parents are still alive; Gaara wanted to use his newly-gained skills to take over the country, while Naruto wanted to use his skills in service to said country; Gaara doesn't care about the number of people he killed during the 365 days or after, while Naruto can never forget the exact number he personally killed during the year of terror; and Gaara has used his skills following the 365 days to become a crime boss, while Naruto largely hides his talents so as not to unduly alarm the public.
- Evil Redhead
- Face Framed in Shadow: How he's first introduced in Chapter 33, before being properly revealed in Chapter 39.
- Fantastic Drug: Gaara is the creator of the Gold Sand drug, which he wants to use to take control of the country. Although the effects of the drug tend to vary depending on how it's applied, Gaara at least has no qualms about using it himself.
- Fiery Redhead: Largely averted; although he is a redhead, he usually keeps quite calm and even-tempered, and even when he's angry he's still calm about it. Until his Villainous Breakdown, at which point it's played straight.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar on his forehead from when Naruto smashed him head-first onto a drinking glass. Due to how the glass splintered when it cut him, the scar is shaped like his iconic "love" kanji-mark.
- Hero Killer: Attempted twice with Han, but failed both times. The first time, Han actually was close to dying afteyr Gaara left him bleeding and unconscious in the alley outside Han's soup kitchen, but Fuu nursed him back to health; and the second time, Gaara overpowered Han and would have killed him right there if he hadn't been interrupted by Fuu being thrown off Kira's rooftop. He later demonstrates that he could easily do this with Naruto, only restraining himself because he wants Naruto to see firsthand the culmination of Gaara's take-over plot; and in the second part of their battle, Gaara makes no less than three attempts to kill Naruto, only failing because Naruto manages to counter his efforts in time.
- I Gave My Word: And he always keeps it.
- Improbable Age: 15 years old, and he's been head of a criminal syndicate for two years. Of course, he does have his siblings as his Co-Dragons, and they're both older than him.
- It's All About Me: As long as he can get his objectives fulfilled, everyone else can burn for all he cares.
- Manipulative Bastard: As outlined in Chapter 101, he was able to accumulate a sizable fortune and take over numerous companies by way of threats and blackmail...and that was before he underwent the Kyuushingai training program. He also had Kankuro and Temari spread a lot of misinformation to the different gangs in the region immediately after the start of the 365 days, resulting in the mass slaughter that followed when the gangs attacked each other, and this resulted in the Kyuushingai being blamed for the resulting deaths.
- Military Brat: Both of his parents were in the military; his father was captain of his own unit, and his mother was a driver.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, Gaara's family name (assuming there is one to speak of) has never been revealed. His surname in this story comes from the name of his Japanese voice actor.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast / Red Baron: According to the draft-notes, aside from his Kyuushingai epithet of "Shukaku the Raccoon," Gaara was known as the "Blood-Haired Butcher." He doesn't actually get called this in the story proper, however.
- Orcus on His Throne: Most of his appearances so far have consisted of him sitting on his throne in his lair, in some cases deep in thought, before engaging in conversation with one of his lackeys. He has gotten up twice so far, though, and each time has been significant. The first time, he fought Han and left him for dead; the second time, he attended Konoha High's music recital and left a message for Naruto with Yugito and Itachi.
- Pragmatic Villain: The only reason Naruto has not been shot by a sniper yet is that Gaara won't waste LOVE's resources on a personal grudge unless Naruto starts directly opposing his operations (not that he intends to let him live the easy life). He's also investigating on the mysterious backer of Akatsuki, as whoever knows the identities of the Kyuushingai is most likely a danger to LOVE and Gaara.
- The Resenter: The real reason he hates Naruto, as revealed during the Endgame arc. When they both came into their government-backed training program, Gaara joined up as part of his plan to pursue national conquest and revenge against the government for framing his parents for treason, while Naruto joined up out of an optimistic eagerness to serve his country. That Naruto had both parents still alive while Gaara was continually mourning his parents' deaths didn't help the situation any.Gaara: So naïve...so optimistic...so cheerful...bad enough you were so happy while I was miserable, but to have the nerve to be happy because you had everything I didnt—theres no way I could ever forgive you for that!
- Siblings in Crime: With Temari and Kankuro.
- Slasher Smile: Sports a rather sinister one during his fight with Naruto in the final arc after he's swallowed three Gold Sand pills in the midst of his Villainous Breakdown, on top of the one he'd previously taken to give himself an edge.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He's not one for raising his voice in any situation, even if he's angry. Except when under the effects of Gold Sand.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Yashamaru, Gaara was this before his parents' deaths. Finding out exactly how they died caused a very significant change in him.
- Villainous Friendship: With Yagura, including prior to the 365 days.
- Visionary Villain: He envisions order created through chaos, as he explains in Chapter 101. As it turns out, the plan he was going to implement before Naruto confronted him had this in mind...but despite that plan being halted, Gaara was still able to take advantage of the chaos and fear generated by the 365 days, which ended up firmly establishing the framework for his plan anyway—he now plans to take advantage of the public's desire not to have a repeat of that period.
- Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: After dosing up on Gold Sand pills during his Villainous Breakdown, going hand-in-hand with a Slasher Smile.
Ishida TemariGaara's older sister and his second-in-command and personal bodyguard in LOVE. As a member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, she holds the seat of Beaconnote .
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Both she and Kankuroo do this with Gaara.
- Cold Sniper: She tries to kill Naruto and Chief Kaiza with a sniper-rifle in Chapter 171. Fortunately, Naruto had the foresight to wear a metal plate behind a bandanna over his forehead.
- Cool Big Sis: Toward Matsuri.
- Cool Car: She drives a red BMW Sedan to chauffeur Gaara in Chapter 100.
- Dark Action Girl: Natch.
- The Dragon: To Gaara. Also Co-Dragons with Kankuro.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Like Gaara and Kankuro, she cares about their uncle Yashamaru. Makes sense, seeing he was their Parental Substitute.
- Military Brat: Same as Gaara.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Her belief, concerning the best way to keep Naruto from opposing LOVE.
- Named by the Adaptation: See Gaara's entry above.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: She strongly believes Gaara should just murder Naruto and get rid of a potential opponent to LOVE's goals, and is highly displeased when Gaara vetoes her suggestions to that effect.
- Siblings in Crime: With Gaara and Kankuro.
Ishida KankuroGaara's older brother and one of his lieutenants and in LOVE, he serves as an information-gatherer and sometime-bodyguard for his brother. As a member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, he holds the seat of Shadownote .
- All Men Are Perverts: His response to Yura's explanation that the latter's syndicate hosts Mud Wrestling events: "You mind inviting me to one of those mud-wrestling shows sometime?" complete with a big grin.
- Badass Bookworm: It takes a certain amount of smarts to be able to create his mechanical animal-scouts plus a fake corpse and a bomb. Kankuro himself is brutal in a one-on-one fight.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Both he and Temari do this with Gaara.
- Brainy Brunette: He'd have to be brainy to build the things he does as well as he does.
- Dark Is Evil: Wears a black hooded cloak.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: As with Gaara and Temari above, Kenkuro cares for their uncle Yashamaru.
- Evil Genius: By his own description. Also Co-Dragons with Temari.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mainly toward Matsuri.
- Man Behind the Man: He provided the Spiral Reaper's equipment.
- Military Brat: Same as Gaara.
- Named by the Adaptation: See Gaara's entry above.
- Robot Master: He collects information and relays messages through mechanical animals of his own creation, most notably a mechanical cat that had an outer skin to make it identical to an actual cat, in order to make contact with Yagura. He's introduced in Chapter 32 using a robotic bird to spy on Naruto's fight with Sasuke, though he isn't identified by name until Chapter 39.
- Siblings in Crime: With Gaara and Temari.
YaguraA former member of the Kyuushingai, with the code-name "Isobu the Turtle." He is a gang leader who hails from Mist City and is the leader of the infamous Blood Mist gang. When first introduced in the main timeline, he's accepting an invitation from Gaara to join forces with LOVE, specifically as the primary distributor of Gaara's Gold Sand drug, and is later inducted into LOVE's Council of the Dawn as the holder of the seat of Frostnote .
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: He jumps on board when Gaara offers to make him the primary dealer with control over 90 percent of the profit from the sale of Gaara's "merchandise."
- All Crimes Are Equal: He believes that sexual crimes are no different from other types of crime. The rest of the Council proceeds to explain why that won't fly with them.
- Break the Haughty: Starts happening to him from the moment Hinata, who clearly shouldn't be able to match him in a straight-up fight, manages to fend him off, even conking him with a frying pan in the process. Following that, he gets several pot-shots to the crotch during his fight with Yugito, he gets dunked into a pool, he has a murder attempt foiled and his balls squeezed to subdue him, several onlookers take photos and videos of said ball-squeezing...
- Disappeared Dad: In his back-story, his father, who was a career criminal, was shot to death by the police.
- The Dreaded: His name is well known even to the ordinary citizens of Konoha Town. Keep in mind, this is without his Kyuushingai status being public knowledge.Haku: I've heard of that guy...his crimes are ghastly.
- Fantastic Drug: He's the main peddler of the Gold Sand drug-pill for Gaara.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: His facial scar, here having been given to him by Naruto.
- Jury and Witness Tampering: Among Yagura's many atrocities as leader of the Blood Mist gang, it's revealed that he caused the disappearances of several key witnesses in a case where he was charged with the gangland slaying of six men in one night.
- Knife Nut: While at the Hyuga mansion, he gleefully wields a meat-cleaver and a steak-knife, one in each hand.
- Lower-Class Lout: Chapter 40, his introductory chapter, explicitly states that he grew up in poverty as the son of a prostitute, and he and the Blood Mist Gang reside in a run-down building in Mist City's Seppuku Society neighborhood. It's emphasized when he meets Gaara for dinner in the same chapter, as while Gaara orders a venison steak, potato salad, pasta with mushroom sauce, and a pineapple-banana blended drink, Yagura makes a simpler order of a hamburger with extra onions, hash browns, chicken nuggets with sweet-and-sour sauce, and a cola, despite them being in a very luxurious restaurant where he could order something more expensive on Gaara's dime.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast / Red Baron: As Chapter 62 reveals, one of his nicknames is "the Butcher of the Valley of the Shadow of Death." Later chapters establish that he has a shorter nickname, "the Mist City Butcher," which is no less intimidating.
- Son of a Whore: Yagura was raised by his mother, who provided "escort services."
- Taking the Bullet: How he got his facial scar. During the fight that kick-started the 365 days, he pushed Gaara out of the way of a meat-cleaver thrown by Naruto and took the blade in his own face instead.
- Villainous Friendship: With Gaara, including prior to the 365 days.
- Would Hit a Girl: If he's of a mind to kill you, having a vagina won't save you.
- Would Hurt a Child: He would have murdered Hanabi if not for Neji's intervention.
MatsuriThe secretary of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, she organizes the group's meetings at Gaara's behest, and cares for the summer house where the meetings are usually held. As a member of the Council, she holds the seat of Zephyrnote .
- Battle Butler: She is the head maidservant in charge of the other servants at the Ishida siblings' summer house, in addition to being the Council of the Dawn's secretary. She is also a skilled assassin in her own right, having been trained by Temari.
- Berserk Button: Sexual crimes and anyone who commits them. It stems from her having been raped by her step-uncle in her back-story. Because of it, she has Yagura kill Aoi for his Attempted Rape of Ino, and personally kills Sumaru for sanctioning his goons' near-assault on Hana.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's not above lending assistance to the house-servants she supervises, and they in turn see her as a kindhearted young woman. That said, if you anger her, particularly by way of her Berserk Button, you're going to get a needle in your chest.
- Brainy Brunette: Well, she is the one managing the affairs of the Council on Gaara's behalf.
- Evil Counterpart: To Hinata. They're both in charge of the servants of their respective households, they both got training from Kyuushingai (Hinata by Yugito, Matsuri by Gaara and his siblings), they're both highly intelligent and cultured (Hinata plays the piano and is an expert dancer, Matsuri oversees her servants' gardening and manages the Dawn Council's affairs, and both of them have some skill in the kitchen), they both lost family members by death (Hinata lost her mother and paternal uncle, Matsuri lost both parents), they're both polite to and respected by their peers...but while Hinata was trained to fight so that she could protect herself and her loved ones and not have to be The Load, Matsuri was trained to fight for the sake of vengeance for her step-uncle raping her, and whereas Hinata upholds a genuinely sweet personality and rarely lets anything aggravate her despite the traumas she's faced, Matsuri's experiences have left her with a bitterness that she hides behind a poised and professional mask.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She has this toward Hinata, as Gaara forces her to admit late into the story. Specifically, she's jealous of what she perceives as Hinata not having to go through anything more serious than her mother's death due to being rich and privileged, while Matsuri herself didn't exactly have a good adolescence what with losing her parents, then being raped by her step-uncle and forced to run away from home. Under said duress from Gaara, Matsuri has to elaborate further that she feels this way because, from her point of view, Hinata is the most sheltered of Naruto's friends, considering that even Ino, Sakura and Tenten have had trauma and struggles of their own to deal with (respectively, Ino almost being raped by Aoi, Sakura having to live with the social stigma coming from her father's involvement with the creation of the Kyuushingai, and Tenten being orphaned during the 365 days, none of which Hinata has had to endure).
- Silk Hiding Steel: A rather dark example. She's obedient to Gaara's wishes, but she's not one bit afraid of Yagura, despite his bloody reputation, and lays down the terms by which she'll accept him as the newest member of the Council: he has to kill Rokusho Aoi, since the latter is guilty of Attempted Rape and Yagura was the one who appointed him as Konoha Town's Gold Sand distributor in the first place.
- Trauma Conga Line: She suffered this in her back-story prior to meeting Gaara and his siblings. Losing her parents in a car crash because the other driver ran the red light, being raped by her step-uncle, not being believed by her aunt and then being slapped for calling said aunt out on cheating on the step-uncle (which contributed to the rape in the first place), being forced to run away from home due to certainty that the step-uncle's apparent good character would shield him from prosecution, being assaulted and almost raped by three hoodlums...she's had it rough.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Very deferential and respectful, using the "-sama" honorific for Gaara and his siblings and the "-san" honorific for Yagura, but she isn't afraid to let her views be known in very uncertain terms.
ChojuroA smuggler who controls the shipping industry in Water County's Wave division. As a member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, he holds the seat of Oceannote .
- Adjusting Your Glasses
- Carry a Big Stick: His Weapon of Choice is a black billy-club.
- Knockout Gas: He utilizes gas pellets that emit this in the form of white smoke, for the purpose of incapacitating targets while he and his gang can then commit a robbery unmolested.
- Ruthless Modern Pirates: His usual schtick.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
SumaruThe newest member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn before Yagura joined the group, he is the leader of the Whirl City-based Star-Boys Gang, specializing in stolen motor vehicle parts, and also has history with Naruto. As a member of the Council, he holds the seat of Mineralnote .
- Badass Biker
- Bastard Boyfriend: Was this to his girlfriend Hokuto, as recounted by Naruto when reminiscing about the fateful incident at Uzushio High School in Chapter 93.
- Boisterous Weakling: Unfortunately for him, this is all he turns out to be when up against a seasoned fighter like Naruto. Even having a pistol as a weapon doesn't help him too much, though to his credit he manages to hold his own for a few minutes when he and Naruto have their rematch in the Vengeance arc.
- Jerkass: Yup.
- Would Hit a Girl: In Naruto's flashback detailing the Uzushio High incident, Hokuto begged Sumaru to just drop his rage against Naruto; his response was to slap her hard enough to knock her down. In the present day, he slaps the captive Hana after she mouths off to him.
KurotsuchiThe leader of Iwa City's Blackstone Mafia. As a member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, she holds the seat of Inferonote .
- A-Cup Angst: Naruto attempts to invoke this by bringing up Kurotsuchi's lack of curves. For her part, though, while she's visibly affected, Kurotsuchi manages not to flip out.
- Arc Villain: Of the Spa Inferno arc.
- Counterfeit Cash: One of her personal syndicate's keynote activities is the manufacturing and distribution of fake cash. According to her, the fakes are so well-made even banks have trouble telling them apart from the genuine thing.
- Dirty Cop: Her personal organization has plenty of these on the payroll.
- Fire-Breathing Weapon: Her Weapon of Choice is a flamethrower that she got on the black market.
- Jury and Witness Tampering: Mabui relates a story to Mikoto and Yugao that's been circulating in the city for some time, about an honest cop who, a year prior to the main story, arrested Kurotsuchi for one of her crimes; the cop subsequently "disappeared" the week before he was slated to give evidence against her.
- Kill It with Fire: At one point she sends a bunch of goons to burn down Mabui's spa because Mabui wouldn't sell the property to her. This is also her own modus operandi when equipped with her flamethrower. She's even willing to set her own house on fire in an effort to roast Naruto inside.
- The Mafia: The Blackstone Mafia, to be exact.
DaruiA gang boss whose primary turf is in Kumo City, where he specializes in protection rackets. As a member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, he holds the seat of Thunderboltnote .
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Well, not blond, but white hair, at least.
- I Gave My Word: Makes a promise to give himself up to the police and quit his protection racket if Ino, Shikamaru and Choji can knock him out, and he follows through on his end of the bargain.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Mellow Fellow: For a gang leader, at least.
- Pragmatic Villain: Doesn't want to fight in the stores, otherwise they'd risk closing and he'd lose money.
- White Hair, Black Heart
MenmaA marijuana dealer with drug-processing plants in Kusa and Taki Towns on the border of Earth County. As a member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, he holds the seat of Junglenote .
- Affably Evil: Courteous, polite, and even when he reveals his true nature to Naruto, he is very professional.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: It's blond, it's shoulder-length, and his canon counterpart certainly wasn't bad-looking.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: He packs a Smith and Wesson 460 revolver.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He's the financial sponsor for Taki Town's local Dragons basketball team, and he's loved by both the team and the locals for it.
YuraA real estate developer whose criminal activities involve selling land to small-tier crime bosses, his turf is in Yu and Shimo Cities in Lightning County. As a member of LOVE's Council of the Dawn, he holds the seat of Claynote .
- Beard of Evil: Sports a pointed chin-goatee.
- Blood Sport: He runs these as part of his unique criminal empire, both the bare-knuckle and dog-fighting varieties.
- Combat Pragmatist: During his fight with Kakashi in Chapter 131, Yura pulls off his coat and throws it on Kakashi's head, distracting the teacher long enough for the villain to get in some licks. He's also not afraid to kick below the belt or Kick Them While They Are Down.
- Cool Car: He owns an orange Lamborghini Aventador limousine.
- Covert Pervert: He gives a little smirk when mentioning his Mud Wrestling fights that his syndicate operates.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He refuses to deal in stolen art, preferring to acquire any art pieces that he owns the legal way, as he sees no value in holding onto artwork that wasn't acquired honestly.
- Mud Wrestling: His syndicate hosts these types of bouts alongside the above-mentioned Blood Sport fights, but these ones are "for the dirtier minds."
- Peek-a-Bangs: His hair is combed so as to cover one eye.
- White Collar Crime: What he essentially facilitates.
- Would Hit a Girl: Physically assaults Karui during the Underground Fists arc.
MizukiA local crime kingpin in Konoha Town, who ruled much of the area with an iron fist by claiming he was a member of the Kyuushingai. Then Naruto, an actual Kyuushingai, showed up...
- All Bikers Are Hells Angels
- Badass Biker
- Cop Killer: He was able to keep up the impression that he was a Kyuushingai by being this.
- Starter Villain: He's the very first antagonist Naruto faces, just like he was in the canon series.
- Token Motivational Nemesis: Besides being the Starter Villain, Mizuki was both antagonizing Ino's family and pretending to be a Kyuushingai, two things Naruto had to swiftly deal with in order to bring peace back to Konoha Town during his first few days there. Mizuki would return in a later arc to get revenge.
Dosu, Zaku and KinThree recurring members of Mizuki's gang.
- All Bikers Are Hells Angels
- Terrible Trio
- Two Guys and a Girl
- Would Hit a Girl: Dosu and Zaku prove this when they break into Kushina's house.
Rokusho AoiA senior student and, when first introduced, the head of Konoha High's Hall Monitors Guild. After being exposed as an abusive gangster, he got stripped of his Hall Monitor position and was summarily expelled from school. He has since gone on to be a recurring thorn in Naruto's side.
- Ascended Extra: He was a filler villain in Part 1 of the canon series. Here, he's a major supporting character.
- Asshole Victim: Considering the atrocities he pulls from his first moment in the story, one doesn't feel too sorry for him when he winds up becoming a Butt-Monkey or even when he's beaten to death by Yagura in Chapter 136.
- The Bully: While he was enrolled at Konoha High, and even after being expelled. He also heads a Gang of Bullies comprising the members of Konoha High's Hall Monitors Guild.
- Butt-Monkey: For all the vile stuff he does, he's had quite a run of rotten luck to accompany his evil track record. He's subjected to quite a few curb-stompings throughout his appearances. He's only ever been in one fight that he actually won, and even then he got subject to a Curb-Stomp Battle shortly afterward in revenge for the outcome of that fight. He had his advances on a woman publicly rejected. And then on one occasion a bird rested on top of his head.
- Casanova Wannabe: He tries a lame pick-up line on a woman in Chapter 4, who not only brushes him off by saying she already has a boyfriend, but also threatens to call the police if he doesn't leave her alone. Aoi doesn't take the rejection well.Aoi: I'm the chief of hall monitors at Konoha High! And what I want, I will have!
- Drunk with Power: When he was leader of the Hall Monitors Guild.
- Knife Nut: On two occasions he's brought a knife into combat against his opponents...problem is, those opponents were Naruto and Itachi.
- Social Darwinist: Aoi believes that the strong have every right to rule over the weak. When he was the chief hall monitor at Konoha High School, he would use this to justify being The Bully to weaker students. Unfortunately for him, he's forced to be on the receiving end of his own philosophy when Naruto utterly trounces him in Chapter 5 and when Shikamaru fells him with one punch in Chapter 27.
- Straw Misogynist: Exceptionally so.
- Teeny Weenie: During a nasty beat-down from Sai while thwarting Aoi's attempt to rape Ino, Aoi gets a painful crotch-squeeze which reveals he's got...shortcomings.
- Would Hit a Girl: Especially if they reject his advances or defy his say-so.
- Would Hurt a Child: His Establishing Character Moment in Chapter 4 has him forcing Udon (here a first-year high school student) to publicly kiss his feet, and then using his foot to kick Udon aside, all because the kid accidentally bumped into him.
The Hall Monitors GuildA gang of senior boys from Konoha High School, primarily led by Rokusho Aoi, though they've also acted on their own initiative at different points in the story. Five of them—Yoshida Sanjiro, Bunzo, Yudachi, Urushi, and Saisu—get special focus in the fifteenth Gaiden.
- Adaptational Villainy: In canon, Bunzo was one of the members of the original incarnation of Akatsuki under the leadership of Nagato, Yahiko and Konan; and Urushi was a member of the Allied Shinobi Forces.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Yudachi has a scar on his right cheek, and he's definitely not a good guy.
- Hired Guns: They serve this purpose in the fifteenth Gaiden. In all other appearances, they're Aoi's henchmen.
- Kill It with Fire: In the fifteenth Gaiden, they try to do this to Naruto and Kushina with a plan to burn down the Uzumaki house with the two would-be victims inside while they're asleep. Unfortunately for them, Minato almost turns it around on them.
- Named by the Adaptation: Sanjiro wasn't named in canon (he was the green-haired ninja who would later be used as the basis for Pain's first Animal Path). Bunzo was likewise unnamed in canon.
- Straw Misogynist: Following in Aoi's footsteps.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sanjiro has green hair.
The Blood Mist GangA group of hoodlums led by the Kyuushingai member Yagura, they show up to attack Naruto and his friends in Chapters 40 and 41. Their members consist of Munashi Jinpachi, Akebino Jinin, Ringo Ameyuri, Momochi Zabuza, Kuriarare Kushimaru, Kurosuki Raiga, and Suikazan Fuguki.
- Adaptational Villainy: Played straight with Zabuza, as while he was an antagonist to Naruto and the rest of Team 7 during the Land of Waves arc, he really wasn't such a bad guy after all and in fact pulled a Redemption Equals Death to cut down Gato, the arc's Big Bad. Averted with Raiga, who was the main villain of his anime-only arc. The rest of the group may probably play it straight, if you note that their canon selves were already dead prior to the series' main timeline and might only have been antagonists by virtue of being shinobi attached to the Hidden Mist Village, where they're heralded as heroes and which even then is headed by a Mizukage who's not such a bad person—that and the fact that we don't really know that much about them anyway.
- Adaptational Wimp: Somewhat; while they're certainly shown to be competent fighters in this fanfic, in the canon series they were counted among the best swordsmen of the Hidden Mist Village and the world's shinobi in general. Of particular note is Zabuza, who in canon was able to fight Kakashi to a standstill, and also Raiga, who was a filler-arc main villain in the anime.
- All Bikers Are Hells Angels
- Badass Beard: Jinin.
- Batter Up!: Among the various weapons used by the gang members during the fight with Naruto's group in Chapter 41, Fuguki wields a baseball bat.
- Cool Mask: Kushimaru wears a porcelain mask over his face, much like his canon counterpart.
- Fiery Redhead: Ameyuri.
- Gang Bangers
- Handicapped Badass: During the brawl, Raiga gets one arm broken at the shoulder by Sai, but he's still able to wrestle Sai to the ground and get in a few hits with his good arm.
- Just Shoot Him: Ameyuri's solution when Naruto has Zabuza at knife-point is to pull out a pistol and prepare to blow him away. Ino stops her in time with a well-placed kick between the legs.
- Knife Nut: The gang members are all adept at knife usage, among other gang-related weapons.
- Mighty Glacier: Fuguki, who's the biggest member of the gang, manages to briefly incapacitate Naruto by barreling into him and then sitting on his back, pressing the blond boy down with his weight.
- The Smurfette Principle: Ameyuri is the gang's only female member.
- Spared by the Adaptation
- White Mask of Doom: Kushimaru.
- Would Hit a Girl: The men in the gang don't spare Sakura, Ino or Hinata just because they're chicks. In particular, Jinpachi corners Ino and gives her a nasty beat-down, and Zabuza's response to Hinata's frantic efforts to make him release Neji from a painful arm-twisting is to use his free arm to elbow her in the face, knocking her senseless as a result.
Mitokado HomuraA disgraced former employee of Hyuga Corp, who was fired by Hiashi after he failed to give a proper account of funds that had been entrusted to him while Hiashi was gone on a business trip. He joins forces with Akatsuki to get revenge.
- Adaptational Villainy: Of a sort; in the original canon, he was one of Konoha's village elders who clashed often with Tsunade on differing opinions of how to treat Naruto, and who tried to keep Naruto restrained within the bounds of the village and not let him be allowed to do anything at all, ostensibly as a means of protecting him from Akatsuki, though they don't seem to have it out for him directly. The author admits that he made Homura a straight villain in this story simply because he didn't like the man.
- Big Fancy House: It's not as thoroughly described as the Hyuga or Uchiha mansions, but it's fancy enough to have an outdoor patio and balcony right outside his upstairs-level bedroom.
- Dirty Old Man: Implied, as during one scene he's dreaming about being tended to by women young enough to be his daughters.
- Evil Old Folks: ...he's not a nice person.
- A Glass of Chianti: In one chapter, he's shown to drink a glass of brandy while contemplating the reward he expects to get for helping Akatsuki.
- Last-Name Basis: He's frequently referred to by his surname, even in the narrative.
- Man Behind the Man: He hires the remnants of the Hall Monitors' Guild to take a shot at Naruto's family in the fifteenth Gaiden.
- Only in It for the Money: He takes part in Akatsuki's plot to kidnap Hanabi as bait to draw out Naruto only for the rich reward that's been promised to him if he helps them out.
ShioreThe leader of Konoha Town's resident Hawks gang. He plays a major role during the Konoha Gangs arc.
- Ax-Crazy: Not during his introductory chapter, mind you, but once he gets some guns and a chance to kill a Kyuushingai, well...
- BFG: He gleefully makes use of a rocket launcher to blow up the Konoha precinct.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Though the author points out that Shiore is very clearly male.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Shoot Everything That Moves: He considers this a viable option for him and his gang.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, he was the ninja Orochimaru killed and impersonated during the Forest of Death.
- Trigger Happy: Him and his gang.
Kaguya Kimimaro, Furido Kazuma and Kakuyoku FubukiThree gang bosses who are involved in the Gold Sand trade through Aoi; Kimimaro is the leader of the Crossbones Crew, Kazuma leads the Flame-heart Posse, and Fubuki is the boss of the Ice-Eyes Gang. During the Konoha Gangs arc, they come and work for Aoi with the promise of getting reasonable purchasing deals on Gold Sand if they can do him a few favors...
- Even Evil Has Standards: Played for Laughs with Kimimaro, who is perfectly willing to break into people's houses, commit murder, engage in illegal dog-fighting, and attack women...but is horrified at the idea of forcing people to watch the Twilight series as a method of torture.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Kazuma sports a scar over his face.
- Mugging the Monster: Their attacks don't go well: the Flame-heart Posse attacks Chouji but gets defeated by him, Chouza, Suigetsu and Jugo, Kimimaro is forced to retreat when his gang learns they have attacked the home of a Kyuushingai and run, and the Ice-Eyes Gang is at the wrong end of a Curb-Stomp Battle courtesy of Shikamaru, with poor Fubuki getting 'interrogated' by the supposed victim.
- Named by the Adaptation: Kazuma's canon-series counterpart was also known by the name Furido, which is used as his surname in this story.
- Never Live It Down: In-Universe example—Naruto isn't willing to let Kimimaro forget about the time he made him watch Twilight.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Kimimaro gets at the wrong end of one, courtesy of a pissed Naruto.
- Psycho for Hire: All three, though Kimimaro is at least more low-key about it.
- The Smurfette Principle: In terms of this trio working for Aoi, Fubuki fits.
- The Stoic: Kimimaro, in stark contrast to Kazuma and Fubuki.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Kimimaro.
- Would Hit a Girl: Kimimaro has no qualms about shooting a woman if he must. Just ask Kushina.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Fubuki.
Gama JiraiyaThe permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, and a longtime friend of Mayor Tsunade and Lawyer Orochimaru. However, in a far cry from his canon counterpart, he has little to no sympathy for Naruto due to the latter's experience as a Kyuushingai.
- Arc Villain: Of the Tribunal arc, given the measures he takes to ensure Naruto is brought before the titular tribunal, up to and including "convincing" Tsume to assist in doing so.
- Black and White Morality: He does not believe that the Kyuushingai should get any leniency for what happened during the 365 days, not even if their members included people as benign as Naruto. He allows that it might be a bit hypocritical to say that when the government has Yugito in its employ, but he says that even that situation is simply an opportunity for Yugito to be The Atoner.
- Dirty Old Man: Wouldn't be Jiraiya without him being this, if Naruto's assessment of his "palm-dates" is any indication.
- Hypocrite: He wants to see the Kyuushingai prosecuted for their antics, yet he himself tried to cover up the truth behind Gaara's parents deaths—that they died from a missile strike accidentally launched by Jiraiya during a drunken tryst with a female ambassador—by claiming they were terrorism-supporters and weapons-smugglers. Incidentally, it was that move by Jiraiya and the government that actually led to the 365 days and the subsequent creation of LOVE, Akatsuki and Gold Sand (the latter two indirectly) in the first place, making Jiraiya a Greater-Scope Villain as well.
- Knight Templar: During the Tribunal arc, he's determined that Naruto, and the rest of the Kyuushingai by extension, must be brought to justice for the crimes they've committed. Granted, the Nine Terrors really did spark/perpetrate chaos and destruction across the country, but for most of them, they were Mis-blamed for a lot of what happened, or they were just trying to survive during 365 days of hell; Jiraiya, however, doesn't see this as a valid excuse and will do anything he can to see that even the benign members like Naruto get the full brunt of the law, going as far as to threaten to withhold funds to repair Konoha Town's wrecked police station if Tsume and her officers don't cooperate with his thrust to bring Naruto in.
- Named by the Adaptation: He doesn't have a surname in canon. His surname here comes from his canonical epithet, "Gama Sage" or "Toad Sage."
- Porn Stash: According to Orochimaru, during his college years Jiraiya had enough porn magazines to fill a small library.
Kira AyThe CEO of defense contractor Kira Enterprises, and also the brother of Kyuushingai member Kira Hachi (a.k.a. Killer Bee).
- Adaptation Personality Change: In canon, Ay is loud and extremely aggressive (while still being mostly a good guy). Here, he's more quiet and composed, albeit not above using theatrics while giving speeches, as shown when he utilizes a helicopter to aid in his unveiling of his company's newest invention. There's an in-universe reason for this.
- Adaptational Villainy: As explained on the main page, he's an adversary to Naruto by virtue of his grudge against the Kyuushingai; by contrast, his canon counterpart, while initially hostile, wasn't such a bad guy after all. His actual identity, Killer Bee, was one of Naruto's most steadfast allies in canon.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: While he can keep it mostly under wraps, he's harboring deep-seated animosity toward the Kyuushingai because his brother Hachi died during the 365 days, leaving him as this. Except it was actually Ay who died, not Hachi.
- Bad Boss: He threatens to throw his servants off the rooftop where he and Fuu are fighting, if any of them tries to interfere with his intended coup de grace against her. Then again, it's not the real Ay to begin with.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Especially given his actual identity.
- Big Brother Instinct: Went looking for Hachi during the 365 days and masqueraded as him to save his life, at the cost of his own.
- Faux Affably Evil: He shares dinner with Yugito, talks calmly with her and Naruto on other occasions, and is charming and polite to the Uchiha and Hyuga families during their scheduled corporation battle and to the Kyuushingai when they later appear at his island mansion in the final arc...but all of that is a mask to cover up his less-than-altruistic plans and vindictive nature.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Hachi's Foolish.
- Large and in Charge: As in canon, he's a big guy. He's also the CEO of his own company.
- Lightning Bruiser: When made to fight.
- Made of Iron: During his fight with Fuu at his island mansion, despite her fiercest blows, he's barely fazed.
- Man in White: His first appearance shows him in a white business suit.
- Mr. Fanservice: One chapter opens with him waking up and doing his morning workout in his penthouse suite while shirtless.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, the Raikage doesn't have a listed surname or even a proper name.
- Related in the Adaptation: As explained in Killer Bee's entry above.
- Villain with Good Publicity: On the surface, Kira's a billionaire CEO and a government-sanctioned defense contractor who thinks nothing of spending money to outfit the local security forces with new ballistic armor, and will permit photographs of such benevolent activities for the media's benefit; additionally, he makes no effort to hide that his company had a stake in the creation of the Kyuushingai, painting himself as a man who will at least take responsibility for the devastation that took place because of them. Away from the public eye, however, he makes it very plain in separate conversations with Naruto and Yugito that he hates the Kyuushingai (including the two of them, despite their being on the good guys' side), and that he bears a grudge against them due to what happened to his brother and is therefore decidedly not on their side. There's also the fact that he's the man behind both Utakata and Akatsuki, plus his publicly outing Naruto and Yugito as Kyuushingai would have put Hyuga Corp and the Uchiha Zaibatsu in a bad light as well were it not for Hinata chewing out the crowd.
The Spiral ReaperThe eponymous antagonist of the Spiral Reaper arc, who goes on a killing spree seemingly directed at faculty or students of Konoha High who have failed to live up to certain standards...
- Composite Character: This individual has a mask like Tobi's first mask (only colored white instead of orange) and carries Hidan's scythe (with silver blades instead of red). His true identity is that of Yamato Tenzou.
- Dark Is Evil: Except for the White Mask of Doom, the Reaper wears black clothing.
- Serial Killer: Well, a wannabe, according to Tsume. It's actually discussed by Naruto and the Ino-Shika-Cho trio whether the Spiral Reaper actually qualifies to be called this, since according to the definition of the trope, the killer doesn't have even the minimum body count and the time period is much too short.
- Silent Antagonist: Except for the character's introductory chapter when first getting equipment courtesy of Kankuro, the Reaper never utters a single word out loud.
- Sinister Scythe: With three silver blades.
- Slasher Smile: The few times the Reaper's been shown unmasked, the individual has shown the occasional creepy grin.
- Throwing Your Scythe Always Works: This is an option if the target is a bit of a distance away. Emiru found this out the hard way.
- White Mask of Doom
The other members of Yuyami include Uchiha Itachi, Nii Yugito, and former military man Jei. (Itachi's character entry is under the Uchiha Zaibatsu folder, while Yugito's is under the Kyuushingai folder.) By the end of the story, Konan and Kyusuke of the Akatsuki group, Darui of the LOVE group, and Zabuza of the Blood Mist Gang are also members of this group; their entries are in other folders on this page.
Namikaze MinatoNaruto's father and Kushina's husband, he gets mentioned several times throughout the story before being formally introduced in Chapter 57. He's the head of the black-ops investigation team Yuyami.
- Action Dad
- Always Someone Better: To Naruto, in terms of combat skill. He's actually able to put Naruto flat on his back without Naruto being able to land even a single hit.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Implied. We know he's the leader of Yuyami, which includes Yugito, a former Kyuushingai and an ex-cop, and Itachi, a skilled combatant and gunslinger, and also that he's capable of mopping the floor with Naruto as a means of training the latter. He's definitely got what it takes.
- Berserk Button: Threatening harm to his family is basically a good way to sign your own death warrant. As shown in the fifteenth Gaiden, he was willing to set a group of thugs on fire because they sought to burn down the Uzumaki home with Naruto and Kushina inside.
- Beware the Silly Ones: His behavior is quite comical at times. He makes many a Shout-Out to real-life pop culture in the form of quotations, gives joking quips about how he expects Itachi and Yugito to hook up, and casually rebuffs Yugito's attempts at physical assault in response to his ribbing (these in themselves played for laughs) while being the target of both Yugito's (again comical) death threats and Itachi's insults...but then you remember that he's the field leader for a black-ops team, giving orders to said two members (Yugito a former Kyuushingai, Itachi a gun-slinging marksman) and also made a point of visiting the home of the man who led Naruto into a trap by Akatsuki, without actually killing said man due to the decision to leave him to Kushina. Not to mention, during the second Time Skip he was in charge of Naruto's training, with Naruto (also a Kyuushingai) being completely unable to land even a single hit on Minato during the one flashback scene showcasing the Training from Hell Minato put him through; and he can and will use the Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique on anyone he needs information out of without batting an eye, and Kankuro implies in Chapter 59 that it would be a suicidal move to confront Minato head-on because, if he'd volunteered for the Kyuushingai training program, they wouldn't have needed more people than just him. Digest all that for a minute.
- Big Good: Essentially. While he's taking orders from the Minister of Justice, he's the one directing how the good guys carry out their objectives.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In sharp contrast to his canon self, Minato is incredibly immature and childish in his behavior, ribbing his own subordinates and family over little things that are bound to annoy them while being absolutely casual about it, and has a hint of perversion to his character (read: disguising a recording device as a tampon for Yugito to wear). This is the same man who's in charge of a highly-effective black-ops investigative team.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He was willing to burn Temari on the genitals with a blowtorch for the sake of getting information, without hesitating about it, at that. Granted, he is head of a black-ops team, and the information he was seeking was necessary to save lives, but even still...
- Death Glare: In the fifteenth Gaiden, he's described as having one that could melt solid steel if it were possible. Granted, the recipient of the glare did try to murder Naruto and Kushina in their sleep.
- Disappeared Dad: Prior to Chapter 57, he was this for Naruto, although not by death, since it was already confirmed that he was still alive. The reason for his absence was because he is in charge of Yuyami, which is investigating the events that led to the 365 days of carnage two years ago.
- Good Is Not Soft: He's a good guy who'll willingly set people on fire for pissing him off.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Minato's good with firearms. In the main story, he doesn't miss a single one of his targets, whether with a handgun or a sniper-rife. In the twenty-ninth Gaiden, he proves capable of shooting several criminals in their extremities from several meters away, as well as shooting a gun out of one criminal's hand, and that's only because he's specifically seeking not to kill them outright.
- In the Hood: His first appearance in the main story shows him wearing a white pullover jacket with a hood. Chronologically, he's first seen wearing it in the twenty-second Gaiden, set a short while before the start of the main story.
- Manchild: Acts this way at times, especially when teasing Itachi and Yugito about the relationship he thinks they should have.
- One-Man Army: A downplayed example as demonstrated in the fifteenth Gaiden, where he effortlessly takes out five hoodlums in the space of a few seconds. More heavily implied in the main story, where Kankuro indicates that if Minato had volunteered himself for the Kyuushingai training, he alone would have been all the trainers needed.
- Papa Wolf: In the main story, after seeing what's happened to Naruto as a result of the latter's capture and torture by Mizuki and Akatsuki, Minato arranges for one perpetrator to get beaten up by Itachi, who already has personal reasons to batter the guy. He also pays a personal visit to Mitokado Homura, who was in league with that event, but takes care to hide his true identity and leaves any due violence to Kushina. Then in the twenty-ninth Gaiden, he gets downright vicious on members of the Rogues Gallery when they plan to shoot up Naruto's wedding.
- Parental Neglect: He's been accused five different times of perpetrating this with Naruto. Put it this way: when the Prime Minister himself calls you out on being a bad parent, you know you've been a bad parent. Minato, to his credit, doesn't try to deny it.
- Shipper on Deck: Actively encourages Itachi and Yugito to get together.
- Slasher Smile: Gives a positively menacing one to members of the Rogues Gallery in the twenty-ninth Gaiden after preventing them from crashing Naruto's wedding.
- Spared by the Adaptation
- Strong Family Resemblance: Han is able to recognize Minato as Naruto's father because of this, the first time they meet.
- Torture Technician: Want to know how readily he'll do the dirty work in his black-ops job? He knocks out Temari, then ties her, blindfolded, to her own bed and burns off a part of her hair with a blowtorch, then threatens to use said blowtorch on her vagina if she doesn't cough up the info he wants.
JeiA former serviceman who resides in Mist City and is a sort-of mentor to minor character Omoi. He first appears in the twenty-second Gaiden.
- Big Brother Mentor: Tries to be this to Omoi, at least.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, he's the Cloud shinobi J, who's not otherwise identified by a proper name. His name here comes from the phonetic pronunciation of his canon name.
- Properly Paranoid: The man sleeps with a Glock pistol under his pillow. In fairness, he lives in Mist City.
- Scary Black Man: His reputation is such that his mere presence is enough to frighten off a bunch of thugs who're fighting Omoi, Mikoshi and Ajisai.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: He knows that Ajisai's grandfather Roshi was one of the Kyuushingai, but has yet to tell her all the details of what the old man did (she only knows her grandfather provided unspecified military service for his country).
- Semper Fi
Jiraiya, who is the Justice Ministry's permanent secretary, has his own entry in the "Other Antagonists" folder, and other political figures who appear in the story have their own entries elsewhere on this page.
Kazahana SousetsuThe leader of the ULP, and the country's Prime Minister at the time the story takes place.
- Death Glare: When Tourism Minister Akahoshi dares to mouth off to Sousetsu during a meeting in the twenty-eighth Gaiden, Sousetsu gives him a glare that, to quote the narrative, "would've melted iron."
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He takes over this role from Aoba as of the twenty-eighth Gaiden.
- Locked Out of the Loop: He knows nothing about the circumstances surrounding the Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit or of Aoba's plans to sniff out the truth. He is not pleased about either situation when he eventually finds out in the twenty-eighth Gaiden.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the canon series' first movie, he was killed in the back-story.
Omono DokkuThe leader of the APP, and the country's Prime Minister during the fourteenth Gaiden, having defeated Sousetsu in the polls sometime prior to the events of that chapter.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He was willing to go on his hands and knees and beg Gaara's forgiveness for the disgrace brought upon Gaara's family due to the Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit. Gaara has to tell him to get up, as it's not becoming of a leader.
- Named by the Adaptation: Dokku didn't have a surname in the canon series.
Yamashiro AobaThe Minister of Justice, personally handpicked by Prime Minister Kazahana to replace his predecessor, the late Ishikawa.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He's Minato's direct supervisor in the latter's search to uncover the truth behind the Kyuushingai training program and the Nine Terrors' rampage.
- Unexpected Successor: Prior to his appointment, Aoba was a Minister without Portfolio in the Prime Minister's office; the only reason he got his new post was because Jiraiya, the Justice Ministry's Permanent Secretary, refused to take on the role himself out of respect to the recently-deceased Ishikawa. Although Aoba himself quickly learns that Jiraiya's actual reason was to provide Plausible Deniability in case anyone found out about Ishikawa's role in the Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit.
Minister ByakurenThe Minister of National Security.
- Badass Baritone: He's described as having a voice like this, despite his advanced age.
- Cool Old Guy: When Naruto declares that Jiraiya's a pervert, Byakuren's response is to laugh about it and then bring up a Noodle Incident that Jiraiya was involved in.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While he does briefly chastise Naruto for the work the security forces had to undergo thanks to the 365 days, Byakuren acknowledges that nobody is immune to making mistakes, and that Naruto is being The Atoner.
Sarutobi HiruzenA relatively minor character in this fic, he serves in the Ministry of Defense and has had at least one encounter with Naruto in the past.
- Cool Old Guy
- Demoted to Extra: Recall that in canon, he was a major supporting character prior to his death in the Invasion of Konoha arc.
- Dirty Old Man: Tsunade flattens him for it.
- Nice Guy: His being this actually saved him in the back-story—prior to the start of the 365 days, he came across Naruto looking despondent and offered to be a listening ear to the boy's troubles. Naruto's response was to advise him to take his family and flee the city, which only a short while later would end up bearing the brunt of the 365 days' initial devastation.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: His intervention is the only reason Naruto didn't get immediately arrested following the first encounter with Aoi's gang.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike his canon counterpart, he survives right to the end of the story.
Nohara RinA news reporter for Channel 3 News. She's first introduced in Chapter 62, where she's providing coverage of Kira Ay's unveiling of his company's newest product, and also gets her own character arc thereafter, between Chapters 63 and 67.
- Age Lift: In canon, Rin was a young teenager at the time of her death. Here, she's a full-grown adult and at least the same age as Kakashi.
- Damsel in Distress: During the Haunted Past Arc, where she has to contend with an abusive ex-boyfriend who's been stalking her.
- Scars Are Forever: She's got several facial scars from her abusive relationship with Hidan. She tries to hide them with makeup, but Naruto's still able to notice and point them out.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, she's been dead for years prior to the start of the story's main timeline.
Judge Utatane KoharuA magistrate who's introduced in the Tribunal Arc as the judge Jiraiya summons to preside over Naruto's hearing.
- Longer-Than-Life Sentence: She's perfectly capable of dishing these out if you get on her bad side. She gives two characters who are mostly respectful of her position up to 30 years' imprisonment with a chance for parole in 15, but another character who openly insults her gets slapped with all his sentences running consecutively, resulting in up to 365 years in prison with NO chance for parole.
- Never Mess with Granny: Especially when she's got the power to sentence you to 365 years in prison.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She'll sentence you according to the severity of your crime, but she will consider your circumstances and whether you had previous criminal convictions, and if your prior record was clean, she'll have your sentencing terms run concurrent with each other; meaning, if you get sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment on two separate charges, she'll put the sentencing times together so you only end up serving 10 years instead of 20.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Her ruling about whether Naruto will possibly have to be subjected to a full trial for his actions in the 365 days is this regarding the stupid decisions Naruto took as a Kyuushingai.
Lawyer Kato DanA defense attorney who appears in the Tribunal Arc, with a number of cases before Judge Utatane. He's later appointed to represent Naruto at the titular tribunal.
- Amoral Attorney: Averted; despite appearing on behalf of a few not-nice characters in Chapter 99, he hasn't been shown to be a bad guy himself.
- Good Lawyers, Good Clients: An interesting variation. He's a good guy, and Naruto (his client) is clearly a good guy...but Naruto really is guilty of having committed his atrocities during the 365 days. Of course, the point of the tribunal is not to determine Naruto's innocence or guilt, but whether he's guilty enough to warrant going before an official trial by jury.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, he was Tsunade's fiance who died on her watch.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pale blue, to be exact.
Lawyer Uzuki YugaoA prosecutor who appears in the Tribunal Arc, appointed to argue the point that Naruto should be made to stand trial before an official court setting for his actions as a Kyuushingai. She makes a later appearance where it's revealed she's old schoolmates with Uchiha Mikoto and the spa owner Mabui.
- Amoral Attorney: Another aversion, as she genuinely desires justice, asks the kind of questions that a prosecutor would be expected to ask, and submits to the court's sustaining of Dan's objection to her referencing the Uzushio High incident (which isn't part of Naruto's current charges regarding the 365 days). She also takes it with good grace when Naruto is absolved of having to undergo an official trial.
- Black and White Morality: Shares this view with Jiraiya, where the Kyuushingai are concerned. However, she herself has no grudge against Naruto personally.
- Crusading Lawyer: As a prosecutor, she honestly desires justice for what happened during the 365 days. At the same time, she doesn't act like a douche toward Naruto, even when she's grilling him on the stand (which, even then, is just her doing her job).
- Hello, Attorney!
- Not So Above It All: She's by-the-book, professional, direct, and polite to the point of coolness...yet she has to stifle her laughter when Naruto very nearly calls Jiraiya a pervert during his courtroom testimony. And as Chapter 153 reveals, she enjoys a good spa treatment as much as the next client.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Prior to the start of the tribunal, she inquires after Naruto's health and recommends that he should eat some breakfast before they begin. She also points out that it'll give Naruto an opportunity to fine-tune his defense with Dan.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: For reading purposes, at least.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Sabaku YashamaruThe uncle of Gaara, Temari and Kankuro, introduced in Chapter 132, though he was previously mentioned during the meeting of the Council of the Dawn. He's the CEO of Suna City's Sabaku Limited, and has some political ties.
- Accomplice by Inaction: He did nothing to prevent Gaara's actions which would lead to the 365 days, due to his anger at the government for wrongly scapegoating his sister and brother-in-law as terrorists to cover up its own military mistake of firing a rocket on its own convoy.
- Deadpan Snarker: Even toward Gaara, his Kyuushingai nephew, such as when Gaara injures himself after having punched through an oak-wood door.Gaara: This hurts...really, really, really hurts.Yashamaru: Well, that's what happens when you punch right through a wooden door.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, Sabaku isn't a surname that's ascribed to anyone in Gaara's family (it comes from Gaara's canonical epithet, "Sabaku no Gaara," or "Gaara of the Sand Waterfall").
- Nerves of Steel: He takes being held at gunpoint and placed on top of a bomb's trigger surprisingly calmly, not even flinching or pausing in his eating when the former happens.
- Older Than They Look: Chapter 136 describes him as being an older man, but sporting a fairly youthful appearance.
- Parental Substitute: He raised Gaara and his siblings after their parents' deaths.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He doesn't have a major role within the story overall, at least in the present day...but we do find out that he was critical to Gaara turning out the way he did. He was the one who informed Gaara of the circumstances behind Gaara's parents' deaths and scapegoat status as given to them by the government to cover up its own embarrassing military mistake, and he deliberately refrained from reining Gaara in just prior to and during the 365 days due to his own bitterness at those circumstances.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He's dead in Gaara's backstory in the canon universe.
MabuiA spa owner and an old schoolmate of Uchiha Mikoto and Uzuki Yugao, introduced in Chapter 153.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Dark-skinned silver-haired lady, actually.
- Gentle Giant: She's certainly taller than both Mikoto and Yugao, but with a slender build. Her nickname from high school days is "Slender Giant." Plus she has a very deferential personality in relating to her clients during massage sessions, and she speaks in a soft and gentle tone, all the better to put them at ease.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Back when she, Mikoto and Yugao went to school together, if Yugao's old nickname for her, "Slender Giant," is any indication.
- Kimono Fanservice
- Pressure Point: She knows how to apply pressure to nerve endings during massages so as to provide pleasure to her clients, as she demonstrates on Yugao for the latter's first massage at her spa. Justified, as Mikoto notes that Mabui studied for a degree in human physiology, which included courses on anatomy, and Mabui herself admits that she spent a lot of time researching the body's nerve clusters in particular.
ChiThe leader of Sound City's Tiger Dragon gang, introduced during the Spiral Reaper arc.
- Affably Evil: He's certainly the most cordial gang leader we've seen to date.
- Badass Biker
- Hidden Depths: Before becoming a gang leader, his dream was to become a food critic. And he's got Supreme Chef skills to back up that goal.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: When Naruto stops just short of punching him in the throat and orders him to leave, Chi knows not to push his luck.
- Named by the Adaptation: No, he's not an original character; he's actually C, one of the Raikage's bodyguards in canon. The author simply combined his name with the phonetic Japanese pronunciation of his name, "shi."
- Real Men Wear Pink: Turns out he's a Supreme Chef, and will help out in the kitchen whenever he can.
YukataChi's Number Two in the Tiger Dragon gang, and a former student of Konoha High School who left the institution on bad terms.
- Call-Back: She's the subject of this. Way back in Chapter 4, Ino mentions that the Hall Monitors' Guild framed a girl for stealing a cell-phone because the girl in question had refused a date with one of their members. Guess who that girl turned out to be.
- Clear My Name: When she's initially suspected for murder at the start of the Spiral Reaper arc, she makes a point of letting the Konoha Town detectives know she couldn't have done it. This trope then becomes the mission of the extended Tiger Dragon gang for the arc.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's got quite a few barbed insults to direct at her leader, Chi.
- Irony: She declares that she hates Konoha High School and doesn't see herself going back there, after what happened with her and the Hall Monitors' Guild. Guess where she ends up working as a teacher in the Distant Finale.
Chief KaizaThe police chief of Whirl City's precinct, introduced during the Vengeance arc.
- Inspector Javert: Has no trust toward the Kyuushingai due to the 365 days having badly affected Whirl City, and especially toward Naruto due to the latter's actions having caused damage to Uzushio High School's grounds post-365 days. In fact, he goes as far as to tell Tsume that, if Naruto causes even the slightest bit of trouble while in Whirl City, he'll "send him home in a cedar box."
- Irrational Hatred: Of the misplaced variety, toward the Kyuushingai. Riots broke out in Whirl City due to the Nine Terrors' actions, and his wife was murdered during that period; the people responsible for the murder were caught not long afterward, but Kaiza still blames the Kyuushingai years later, even though they had nothing to do with that, and it's also why he's especially prejudiced against Naruto (the blond boy being a Karma Houdini in Kaiza's eyes following the events at Uzushio High School probably did not help).
- Last-Name Basis: Kaiza is the character's surname in this universe (whereas in canon it's his given name).
- The Lost Lenore: His wife was murdered near the end of the 365 days, when he and his police officers were fighting to keep a semblance of order in the midst of Whirl City's riots caused by the Kyuushingai panic. Although the perpetrators were caught not long afterward, Kaiza blames the Kyuushingai for his wife's death regardless.
- Overprotective Dad: According to Hokuto.
- Papa Wolf: Even after Hokuto told him to his face that she hated him hours before, the moment he learns she's in danger, he rushes off to rescue her.
- Related in the Adaptation: He's Hokuto's father in this universe; in the original series, the two have nothing to do with each other (plus Hokuto is a filler character who's not in the manga).
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, he was murdered by Gato during the backstory for the Land of Waves arc.
Kaiza HokutoChief Kaiza's daughter and a former classmate of Naruto's from Uzushio High School in Whirl City.
- Damsel in Distress: Alongside Hana, during the Vengeance Arc, when both of them are kidnapped by Sumaru's Star-Boys gang to lure Naruto into a trap.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She first showed up in a flashback in Chapter 93. Her first proper appearance in the current timeline was in Chapter 167.
- Missing Mom: See Kaiza's The Lost Lenore entry above. Hokuto herself feels that her mother's death led to her father's Inspector Javert attitude.
- Named by the Adaptation: See Kaiza's Last-Name Basis trope above.
- Rebellious Princess: Rebellious police chief's daughter, if you want to get technical.
- Related in the Adaptation: See Chief Kaiza's entry above.
Roshi AjisaiThe granddaughter of Roshi, a.k.a. Son Goku the Gorilla of the Kyuushingai.
- Does Not Like Spam: Dislikes sweet stuff.
- Fiery Redhead
- The Lad-ette
- Named by the Adaptation: She has no surname to speak of in the canon series.
- New Transfer Student: At the time we meet her, she's just beginning her first day of the new school year at Mist City High, after having been (unwillingly) transferred from Iwa City High due to moving to Mist City for her mother's job.
- Not a Morning Person
- Related in the Adaptation: She's Roshi's granddaughter in this universe; they have no connection to each other in the canon series.
- Trademark Favorite Food: French fries.
Kimura MikoshiOne of Ajisai's new classmates at Mist City High, with a chivalrous attitude toward women. He's also Maki's older twin brother.
- Glasses Pull: He takes them off when preparing to uphold his insistence that Omoi call of his intended fight with Ajisai. And as Omoi discovers, Mikoshi can physically back up that insistence if pressed..
- Named by the Adaptation: He doesn't have a surname to speak of in the canon series.
- Related in the Adaptation: In canon, the only connection between him and Maki is that they're both from the Hidden Sand Village.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Well, his ambition is to become a teacher, after all.
- Would Not Hit a Girl: And he won't allow anyone else to hit girls either, if he can prevent it. Likely because of his family's history of Domestic Abuse.
Yamazaki OmoiA classmate of Ajisai and Mikoshi with a reputation for being a ruthless fighter from the wrong side of town.
- Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed. In the canon series, while a shinobi of the Hidden Cloud, Omoi was definitely on the good guys' side. Here, he's a delinquent who doesn't appear to care about the feelings of others, but he's not completely unreasonable.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: White hair, to be exact.
- The Dreaded: His classmates and even his home-room teacher are afraid of him because of his reputation; just the mention of his name is enough to make others nervous.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: On seeing that Mikoshi is fast enough to dodge one of his punches and take a button from his shirt in the process, Omoi decides not to press his luck further.
- Named by the Adaptation: He has no revealed surname in canon.
- Would Hit a Girl: He's not one to back down from a fight, even if the challenger is a woman.
Kimura MakiMikoshi's younger twin sister and another Mist City High student.
- Genki Girl: According to Mikoshi, and she certainly acts the part.
- Named by the Adaptation: She doesn't have a surname to speak of in canon.
- Related in the Adaptation: In canon, the only connection between her and Mikoshi is that they're both from the Hidden Sand Village.
- Stepford Smiler: While revealing her and Mikoshi's Domestic Abuse history to Ajisai.
Kaneko ZeshinA prosecutor based out of Ame Town, and an old acquaintance of Uzuki Yugao's.
- Black and White Morality: As shown in the fourth Gaiden.
- Gentleman Snarker
- Named by the Adaptation: He was the first Raikage in canon, and he wasn't identified by a proper name.
Kinjo NaizenThe creator of the Shadow Fox comic series.
- Creator Cameo: In-universe example, as in the eighth Gaiden he's set to make an appearance in an episode of the Shadow Fox TV series.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, he was the unnamed daimyo of the Land of Lightning.
Sakata EmiAn actress who stars as Shadow Fox in the TV series adaptation of the comic.
- Action Girl: She plays one, at least.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, Emi was a very minor character whose surname was not revealed.
Morishita AtsuiAn actor who stars as Ghost Wolf in the Shadow Fox TV series.
- Ascended Fanboy: At the time the eighth Gaiden is set, before he landed the role of Ghost Wolf, Atsui was a film student who did independent films that expounded on the whys and wherefores of his favorite comic book character...who just so happened to be Ghost Wolf.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: An in-universe example. Ghost Wolf is a nasty gang leader and super-criminal from the Shadow Fox series; Atsui is a chummy fellow who gets along quite fine with Emi, Shadow Fox's actress.
- Named by the Adaptation: Atsui didn't have a revealed surname in canon.
Uboshita Yumi and TakishiA married couple who move in the house across from Naruto's sometime after the Parliament incident. Yumi is the new Spanish teacher at Konoha High School, and Takishi is a data analyst working for the Uchiha Zaibatsu.
- Ascended Extra: Both of them, big time. Yumi was one of the two girls created by Konohamaru as part of his Sexy Jutsu: Girl on Girl technique (specifically, the black-haired girl in the anime), and Takishi was one of Orochimaru's random prisoners.
- Cool Teacher: Yumi takes Naruto's history as a Kyuushingai in stride, for starters. Kakashi later complains about Yumi being cooler than him.
- Doom It Yourself: Apparently, Takishi has had a few episodes of attempts at being a handyman. Yumi is all too eager to share some of those stories with Kushina (who, in turn, is willing to share embarrassing stories about Naruto).
- Even the Girls Want Her: When Yumi introduces herself to her Spanish class for the first time and announces that she's Happily Married and perfectly straight, a few of the girl students mutter in disappointment.
- Named by the Adaptation: As stated above, Yumi's original-series counterpart didn't even have a name, not being an actual person to begin with; in Takishi's case, at least that is his given name. Both of them get the surname Uboshita for this story's universe.
- Stern Teacher: Yumi takes her role as a Spanish teacher very seriously. In fact, according to Takishi, during her previous appointment at Shimo City High School, Yumi earned the nickname "Student Slayer" for how hard she graded her students' work.
- Supreme Chef: It turns out Yumi has cooking skill that rivals Kushina's, much to the latter's dismay.Naruto: Um...well...how do I put this...could we hire Yumi-sensei to cook for us?Kushina: TRAITOR!
- Teachers out of School: Well, since they live across the street from each other, Naruto at least knows that Yumi has a life outside of Spanish class. Suigetsu tries to take advantage of this so they can get better grades, once he finds out Yumi and Naruto are neighbors.Suigetsu: C'mon, dude, she's your next-door neighbor! Can't you, I don't know, sweet-talk her or something? Use some of that Kyuushingai charm or whatever you've got! Our grades are on the line here!Naruto: Uh, dude, my skills don't work that way...
- Trademark Favorite Food: Takishi loves tofu, while Yumi is fond of pasta. Happily enough, the day after they move into their new house, Kushina shows up with a house-warming gift of a tofu-and-pasta casserole.
Hoseki GurenA high school Physics teacher from Kumo City, and Sagi's eventual lover.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover
- Named by the Adaptation: She didn't have a revealed surname in canon. The author gave her the surname Hoseki (which is Japanese for "gem").
Owashi SagiA sophomore Computer Science college student attending school in Kumo City, and Guren's eventual lover.
- Ascended Extra: In canon, he was important to his sister Toki's back-story, but that's about it.
- Bigger Is Better in Bed: According to Guren's silent observation, while Sagi's body in general is average-looking, he's got a pretty impressive girth that will make any girl who's lucky to have him very happy.
- The Grunting Orgasm: Has one as a result of having sex with Guren.
- Missing Mom: His mother died before he was old enough to really remember her.
- Named by the Adaptation: His surname, Owashi, was his father's given name in the original anime; their actual family name was not revealed there.
- Nerds Are Virgins: An aversion, as while he's pursuing a Computer Science degree, at the time he's introduced in the eleventh Gaiden he'd already lost his virginity during his final year of high school.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, he's dead long before the arc where his family is featured.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
TsuchinoeA female ex-cop turned criminal who has an alliance with the Purple Storm gang, and acts briefly as their leader in Arashi's place.
- Dark Action Girl: She's not afraid to go head-to-head with Naruto, a Kyuushingai, if she must.
- Fair Cop: Used to be this.
- Fallen Hero: Tsume considers Tsuchinoe to be this.
- Knife Nut: Her chosen weapon in the twenty-fourth Gaiden is a Bowie knife.
- Law-woman Gone Bad
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Tanzaku SusukiThe marketing manager of the Bounti-Juice fruit juice company from Yu City.
- Absurdly High-Stakes Game: She presents a challenge to Naruto that's basically a variation of Russian Roulette, only instead of a revolver with bullets, they're using six bottles of fruit juice on a turn-table, with one of the bottles containing a powerful drug. Don't worry, it's only sleeping powder.
- Adaptational Villainy: She was a minor neutral character in canon.
- Ascended Extra: Of a sort. In canon, she was one of two hostesses who entertained Jiraiya; in this story's universe, she was one of the gamblers present at Yura's evening get-together during the Underground Fists arc, but wasn't directly identified by name at that time.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Downplayed; while she's not shown to use unethical practices in her job, she does use resources from her job (samples of Bounti-Juice's newest drink flavors) as tools in her plot to get revenge on Naruto.
- Even Evil Has Standards: During her encounter with Naruto in the seventeenth Gaiden, Susuki briefly attempts to tease him using her foot under the table, but when Naruto coolly informs her that he's seeing somebody (Hinata), Susuki is graceful enough to pull her foot back and apologize for it.
- The Gambling Addict
- Idle Rich: Considering that she was part of a crowd willing to gamble millions on Yura's games...
- Named by the Adaptation: Her surname comes from the Tanzaku Quarters, the gambling house where she worked in canon.
- Slipping a Mickey: She drugs a bottle of juice and gives it to Kushina to incapacitate redhead, prior to her encounter with Naruto. Fortunately, the drug in question is only sleeping powder.
- Sore Loser: Naruto accuses her of being this. Susuki doesn't exactly dispute it.
Komatsu Banna and AmayoKarui's father and mother. Banna is employed as a security officer assigned to the Tourism Minister, and Amayo is a secretary.
- Abusive Parents: Amayo is seriously emotionally abusive toward Karui, as evidenced by their interaction in the eighteenth Gaiden, even if the abuse appears downplayed.
- Control Freak: Karui accuses Amayo of being this (not to her face, though).Karui: I guess I should just be glad she lets me out of the house at all.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Banna's the one Karui got it from.
- Disappeared Dad: Banna has been this to Karui for the past five years, having walked out on his wife and daughter. Both he and Karui concede that it was because Banna could no longer handle Amayo's overbearing personality, though Banna regrets having left Karui behind to deal with the fallout of her mother's attitude.
- Education Mama: Amayo expects Karui to excel in her music studies.
- The Ghost: Amayo was this during the main story, as while she was mentioned several times, she never made a personal appearance until the eighteenth Gaiden.
- Meddling Parents: Applicable to Amayo. When Banna comments on the presence of a Kyuushingai (Naruto) in Konoha Town, Karui dryly says it wouldn't surprise her if Amayo moved to remove her from Konoha High School, given that Naruto also attends there.
- My Beloved Smother: Karui has this problem with Amayo. Witness this brief exchange when Karui tries to mediate the confrontation between her parents...Karui: Mom...Amayo: Shush, dear. The grown-ups are talking.
- Related in the Adaptation: Neither Banna nor Amayo have any connection to Karui (or even to each other) in canon.
- Stage Mom: As Karui reveals during a confidential talk with Kakashi in the main story, she strongly feels that the reason Amayo has pushed her to excel at the violin is because Amayo herself failed in her endeavors to build a musical career, so now she's pushing her thwarted expectations onto her daughter.
Hideaki SumireA real estate agent and married mother of two, who comes for an appointment at Mabui's spa in the twenty-first Gaiden. She's revealed to be Hoseki Guren's older sister in the twenty-fifth Gaiden.
- Big Sister Instinct: When they were children, Sumire always beat up other kids who picked on Guren. Also, when Guren's Jerkass ex-husband Genkei blames their failed marriage and his own infidelity on Guren's supposed fertility troubles, Sumire's ready to physically tear him a new one right there and then.Sumire: Hey, when kids pick on one's kid sibling, it's the bigger sibling's responsibility to protect said kid sibling.
- Happily Married: For sixteen years, as the twenty-fifth Gaiden reveals.
- The Modest Orgasm: Experiences a very quiet one during Okyo's ministrations on her feet in her massage session. She tips Okyo quite generously for it, and it helps her get in the mood for her husband later.
- Named by the Adaptation: Sumire didn't have a revealed surname in canon.
- Related in the Adaptation: In the canon series, Sumire and Guren had no connection to each other.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
OkyoThe newest employee at Mabui's spa, she's Sumire's massage therapist in the twenty-first Gaiden.
- Pressure Point: As with other massage therapists at the spa, she's been trained by Mabui as to how to manipulate these while massaging clients, to maximize their enjoyment of the session. She inadvertently gets Sumire to experience a quiet orgasm while rubbing her feet due to manipulation of a particular point in her soles.
Oshiro GenkeiGuren's ex-husband, who appears in the twenty-fifth Gaiden as a patron at the cafe where Guren, Sumire and Sagi just happen to be having their own get-together.
- Jerkass: He blames Guren, to her face, in front of her boyfriend and her sister, in a public place, for supposedly having infertility problems that led to them being unable to have children and that, according to him, resulted in him cheating on her with her best friend just to be able to have a child to pass on his name.
- Must Have Caffeine: The whole reason he's at the cafe in the twenty-fifth Gaiden is to grab a cappuccino before a business meeting with some clients.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, he was the unnamed Third Kazekage.
- Never My Fault: While he readily cops to his cheating ways being the direct cause of his and Guren's marriage ending, he asserts that that only happened because, for the six years they'd been together, they had tried and failed to have children—and he blames Guren for it, saying her "plumbing" doesn't work. Sagi calls him out on it, asking if Genkei ever did his own medical checkup to eliminate himself as the real problem.
Shimada YachiThe former ambassador to the foreign power where the now-infamous Futona Seigi scandal took place, after a drunken tryst between her and Jiraiya inside a weapons-control room resulted in him accidentally launching a rocket that killed several of their own soldiers, including Gaara's parents.
- The Atoner: Concerning what happened when she was in office, the night the soldiers were accidentally killed.
- Death Seeker: Implied in the third Gaiden, as she calmly prepares for Kankuro to kill her if that will satisfy his wish to avenge his parents. However, Kankuro isn't there for that.
- Decomposite Character: Yachi and her daughter Villette were actually the same woman in canon, the former leader of the Nadeshiko Village—specifically, Yachi was the woman's older self and Villette was her younger self. The author separated them into two different characters for this story and made them mother and daughter.
- Defector from Decadence: She was the only government official, among those in on the knowledge of what happened in the scandal, who refused to go along with their Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit. She resigned her office as a result, in protest. This is the only reason Kankuro spares her life when he confronts her in the third Gaiden.
- He Knows Too Much: Yachi always expected someone from the government might come to kill her because of her knowledge of what really happened in the Futona Seigi incident.
- Named by the Adaptation: She wasn't identified by name in canon.
Shimada VilletteShimada Yachi's daughter.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She first appeared as an unidentified woman who Aoi accosted and harassed in Chapter 4 of the main story. As it turns out in Chapter 215, she's the daughter of the ex-ambassador, who is herself a pivotal character to the back-story, and after seeing the news-cast about LOVE's overthrow of Parliament and an additional news-blurb about Naruto, on recognizing the blond boy as one of the kids who saved her from that earlier assault, and discovering that Naruto's mother Kushina is trying to intercept LOVE's plan, she convinces her mother to tell the public about what happened in the Futona Seigi scandal.
- Decomposite Character: See Yachi's entry above.
- Minor Major Character: Initially introduced in a brief scene and then not seen again for over 200 chapters until it's revealed that she's related to one of the most important figures in the back-story.
- Named by the Adaptation: See Yachi's entry above.
Uzumaki EnishiNaruto's and Hinata's son, in the epilogue.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Decomposite Character: No, Enishi isn't an original character; he's actually based on an Imagine Spot Naruto had in canon where he briefly wished he'd had red hair like his mother Kushina.
- Fiery Redhead: Male example, likely inherited from his grandmother Kushina.
- Named by the Adaptation
- Screwy Squirrel: He's a real prankster. His Establishing Character Moment has him running away from Suigetsu and Jugo because he'd tricked them into sitting in their squad-car after he'd smeared the seats with jam.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Burger Castle's burgers.
Uchiha SuirenItachi's and Yugito's daughter, in the epilogue.
- Related in the Adaptation: Suiren's got no connection to Yugito or any of the Uchihas in canon.
AsukaIno's and Sai's daughter, in the epilogue.
- Named by the Adaptation: In canon, she was a member of the Allied Shinobi Forces' Thundercloud Unit, none of whom were identified by name.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's got no connection to Ino or Sai in canon.
Uchiha LandoSasuke's and Sakura's son, in the epilogue.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Related in the Adaptation: Lando's got no connection to Sakura or any of the Uchihas in canon.
Akahoshi, Shijimi, Ishikawa and JibachiThe four government ministers who collaborated with Jiraiya to cover up his accidental killing of their own military personnel when he triggered a rocket-launch during a drunken tryst with Shimada Yachi. Akahoshi is the Minister of Tourism; Shijimi is the Minister of Foreign Affairs (and Yachi's direct supervisor); Ishikawa is the Minister of Justice (and Jiraiya's direct supervisor); and Jibachi is the Minister of Information.
- Adaptational Villainy: Shijimi and Ishikawa were never stated to be outright villainous in canon (unless one counts Shijimi's constant requests to retrieve her runaway cat as villainous, given how often the cat runs away).
- Ascended Extra: All of them, to varying degrees. Akahoshi was the fourth Hoshikage and the main villain of the Star Guard Mission filler arc, Shijimi was the wife of the Fire Daimyo, Ishikawa was the first Tsuchikage, and Jibachi was another filler villain and the grandson of the first Tsuchikage. Here, they play a crucial role in the fic's back-story.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Happens to Ishikawa at the beginning of the tenth Gaiden; he's so distracted by the events of the 365 days (and his own indirect role in causing that event) that he runs a red light and crashes into a truck, dying as a result.
- Everyone Has Standards: Even Jibachi, who came up with the plot to cover up the soldiers' deaths, and Shijimi, who approved of said plot, both voiced disapproval of Ishikawa drafting a known cutthroat criminal (Yagura) and two young boys (Naruto and Gaara) into the Kyuushingai training program.
- Government Conspiracy: Jibachi was the one who came up with it, and the other three Ministers and Jiraiya agreed to it.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Gaara's plan to overthrow the government, the violence that sparked the 365 days, the subsequent devastation caused across the region because of the Kyuushingai and the warring criminals taking advantage of the chaos, the trauma inflicted to the Kira brothers and the deaths of Chief Kaiza's wife and Tenten's parents during that period, the formation of Akatsuki, the formation of LOVE, the creation of Gold Sand, the murders of several doctors and their families at Utakata's hands, Hanabi's kidnapping as masterminded by Akatsuki, Naruto's torture and Roshi's murder at the hands of Akatsuki, Yahiko's attempt on Sakura's life as part of his Revenge by Proxy move on Dr. Haruno—most if not all of the story's major conflicts and tragedies can be traced back, in varying measures, to these four, since they came up with the directive to frame their own soldiers (including Gaara's parents) for treason in order to cover up Jiraiya's accidentally blowing the soldiers up with a missile, all in an effort to keep hold of international trade agreements and to save face with other countries.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: While all of them have this as their underlying reason for going along with the cover-up, Akahoshi is the one who's most vocal about it, citing the trade agreements his Ministry is set to lose if the scandal goes public.
- Plausible Deniability: Shijimi is the one to suggest that this would come into play for the Prime Minister concerning the soldiers' deaths, if they go along with Jibachi's plan.
- The Smurfette Principle: Shijimi is the only female of the lot who's in on their cover-up (since Yachi refused to play along).
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Akahoshi.