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    Yamanaka Ino 
One 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.
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    Haruno Sakura 
Ino'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). It's later deconstructed, however, in that behaving this way will bleed into one's social interactions with others, which in turn will lead to one getting viewed as a stuck-up, pretentious, arrogant blowhard who everyone resents and avoids. Sakura later finds this out the hard way when Sasuke, the object of her crush, tears into her with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech over her behavior; and even well into one Gaiden chapter which takes place long after the events of the main story, another student, Haruna, is still unwilling to see any good qualities in Sakura because the latter practiced this former mindset.
    Sasuke: You refuse to admit when someone has a quality you lack, yet you obsess over it when you think they do. You don't hesitate to put such people down, and make enemies out of them.
  • 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.

    Sai 
A 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 Suigetsu 
A 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 Jugo 
Suigetsu'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 Shino 
A 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
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    Inuzuka Kiba 
A 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.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • 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 Lee 
One 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.
  • Sarcasm-Blind
  • 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 Tenten 
One 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.
  • 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 Shikamaru 
One 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 Choji 
One of Shikamaru's and Ino's friends, he later becomes acquainted with Naruto. His family owns a meat shop.
  • Accidental Pervert: While attending a wedding in the Gaiden chapters, he accidentally comes across two different couples having, er, private time together. In the space of less than a minute.
  • 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.
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    Haku 
A 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!

    Arashi 
See Kitsune No Ken Fist Of The Fox Other Antagonists under the Purple Storm Gang folder

    Komatsu Karui 
A 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.

    Ozaki Haruna 
A student of Konoha High School who first shows up during the Tribunal arc, along with her friends (listed below) to hassle Sakura over comments the latter's father has made at a town hall meeting held to discuss the presence of the Kyuushingai in the area.
  • Academic Athlete: The Gaiden chapters reveal her to be the school's top track star. And by the Distant Finale, she's smart enough to have become a cop.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Well, she's not part of this story's Rogues Gallery by any means, but her canon self was definitely not criminally-minded enough to cause damage to a hated character's personal property. By the time of the Gaiden chapters, though, she gets a little better.
  • Ascended Extra: Kind of. In the canon series' anime, Haruna was a filler character who was the daimyo of the Land of Vegetables and gave Naruto support in her arc. Here, she's still a minor character, but one who gets quite a bit of attention (relative to other minor characters) and some quiet Character Development, more so in the Gaiden chapters.
  • All Women Love Shoes: She has this in common with her best friend Emiru.
  • Covert Pervert: One Gaiden chapter shows her reading a copy of the Icha-Icha book series alone in her room, even having a nose-bleed on reading one particularly racy story, and then trying to hide the book from her father when he comes knocking. She's even willing to blackmail Kagari and Mahiru into securing a copy of the book for her, in exchange for her keeping silent about their peeping habits.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She's something of a jerk, yes, and definitely holds contempt for Sakura (which, to be fair, stems from Sakura's own past bitchiness), but in the Gaiden chapters, the first thing she does on seeing an injured Naruto is to run over and help him get to the hospital. When her father, who really doesn't approve of Naruto following the latter's revelation as a Kyuushingai, asks Haruna why she did that, Haruna (who's still grappling with finding an answer to that question herself) cites the Golden Rule of doing to others what she would want done for herself.
  • Kids Are Cruel / Teens Are Monsters: She was perfectly willing to stand by and mock Sakura while her guy friends were about to assault the pink-haired girl, except Sasuke showed up right at that point. Then 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: Haruna holds a pretty strong grudge against Sakura, one that lasts even after her Character Development begins, due to Sakura's previous Academic Alpha Bitch behavior. Dr. Haruno's comments in support of the Kyuushingai simply gave Haruna and company a convenient excuse to accost Sakura and later vandalize the Haruno family's property.

    Kagari, Mahiru, and Emiru 
Haruna's friends who first show up alongside her during the Tribunal arc.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Played straight with Emiru, who was a very minor character but was still friendly to Naruto. 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 Men Are Perverts: One Gaiden chapter reveals that, at some point, Kagari and Mahiru tried boring a hole into a wall of the girls' shower-room to facilitate peeping. Haruna uses this against them as blackmail, by making them secure a copy of a dirty book for her in exchange for her not telling their mothers about that incident.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Emiru shares this with her best friend Haruna.
  • 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.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Emiru works with Haruna to 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.
  • The Resenter: Another thing Emiru has in common with Haruna, regarding Sakura.
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