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In the Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox universe, Akatsuki is a group of seven individuals (Yahiko, Kyusuke, Monjin, Deidara, Konan, Kakuzu, Hidan) who want revenge on the Kyuushingai for the events of the 365 days, which resulted in them being personally harmed or having lost friends or loved ones, and who are being supported in their endeavors by a so-far-undisclosed individual who furnishes them with instructions and information to carry out their mission.

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Tropes about them as a group are immediately below; character-specific tropes follow underneath. For other character-lists, go here.

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    The Group as a Whole 
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: They may be villains who're out to kill the Kyuushingai, and they may commit murder and kidnapping to get that job done, but even they don't approve of Hidan's Stalker with a Crush tendencies toward his ex-girlfriend. Even Kakuzu, who leads a gun-barrage assault on a police station that results in several casualties, reacts with disdain to Hidan's obsession.
  • Hero Killer: They almost kill Naruto twice and successfully kill Roshi...at least, until the fifty-first Gaiden reveals him to be alive after all.
  • 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.

    Yahiko 
The 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

    Kyusuke 
Yahiko'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.
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    Hidan 
One of the stronger and crazier members of Akatsuki, he specializes in scythe-blades and shadowing of persons.

    Monjin 
The group's torture and interrogation specialist.

    Deidara 
The 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!

    Konan 
The 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.
  • The Dark Chick: To the Akatsuki group and later to the Kira-Killers.
  • 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 Akatsuki group.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With the Kira-Killers, since Fuu and Utakata—both Kyuushingai, who she despises—are part of the group.
  • Two Girls to a Team: With Fuu, for the Kira-Killers.
  • 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

    Kakuzu 
The 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.
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