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    Uzumaki Naruto 

Uzumaki Naruto

The 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 won’t 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.
  • 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.

    Naruto's Family Members 
The members of Naruto's immediate and extended family; the latter group is introduced in the thirty-ninth Gaiden where they come to spend Christmas with Naruto, Kushina and Minato.

Namikaze Minato

Uzumaki Kushina

Naruto'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!

Uzumaki Karin

Naruto's cousin, and Nagato and Jumira's daughter.
  • Meganekko: Just like in canon, though she doesn't appear (so far) to be a Tsundere like her canon counterpart.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She’s Nagato’s daughter, Naruto’s first cousin, and Kushina and Mito’s niece as opposed to being (at best) a distant relative.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Minato notes that she takes after her mother, except Jumira doesn't wear glasses.

Uzumaki Nagato

Karin's father, Kushina's older brother and Naruto's maternal uncle.
  • Related in the Adaptation: While they're all members of the Uzumaki clan, there's otherwise no direct relation between Nagato and Naruto, Kushina, Mito, or Karin and her mother.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Not as bad as Mito, but Nagato is coolly formal toward Minato.

Uzumaki Jumira

Karin's mother, Nagato's wife and Naruto's aunt by marriage.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Karin's mother wasn't identified by name in canon.
  • Related in the Adaptation: While she would technically be related to Kushina, Mito, Naruto and Nagato in canon by virtue of them being members of the same clan, there wasn't any overt family connection there.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: According to Minato, she's basically an older Karin minus the glasses.

Uzumaki Mito

Kushina's older sister and Naruto's maternal aunt, and she's the oldest of the senior Uzumaki siblings.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While she's not a lawbreaker, this version of Mito is significantly more acidic than her canon counterpart, who was a mentor to Kushina and was noted for having compassion.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: She’s Kushina's older sister and isnt't Tsunade's grandmother.
  • Age Lift: In canon, at the time she and Kushina interacted, Mito was an old woman. In this fic, her younger incarnation is the version used as Kushina's sister.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Kushina recounts that she and Mito had a rocky relationship growing up, as Mito never approved of anything Kushina ever did.
  • Cool Car: She drives a blue Shelby Cobra.
  • The Dreaded: Within the Uzumaki/Namikaze family, just the mere mention of the possibility of her coming causes Kushina to freeze in terror and Minato to attempt to flee the premises. Keep in mind, both of them are parents to a Kyuushingai, plus Minato's a black-ops agent.
    Minato: I'd rather swim with sharks than deal with her!
  • In-Series Nickname: Naruto and Karin both refer to her as "the blood-haired bitch," due to her acidic personality.
  • Lethal Chef: In Kushina's words, Mito is her exact opposite when it comes to the kitchen. According to her, Mito can't tell cinnamon from meat seasoning, and during their school days she almost burned down her school's Home Economics room while trying to boil water. Minato recounts how she nearly killed him with a Christmas cake during a previous visit.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: She and Minato are openly hostile to each other.
  • Pet the Dog: While Mito's portrayed in this fic as snobbish and disagreeable, Karin's Exact Eavesdropping on Nagato's telephone conversation with her prior to the Christmas dinner reveals that, like Nagato, Mito doesn't blame Naruto for the events of the 365 days.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Due to the aforementioned Age Lift, as she’s a Posthumous Character in the original.
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