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The Ōtsutsuki Clan
Above: Main family line symbol Below: Branch family line symbol

The Ōtsutsuki Clan is the force behind the foundation of the Narutoverse's Shinobi world. However, the creation of Shinobi, or indeed humans having chakra at all, is something that was never intended by these initial Precursors. The Ōtsutsuki Clan's existence on Earth began over a thousand years ago and it is unknown when and where they were born. The enigmatic nature of the clan's existence is so closely guarded that it is to the point that the databook simply describes them being "from another world". In addition to being the ancestors of the Senju, Uzumaki, Uchiha, Hyuga, and Kaguya clans, who inherited unique abilities that made them powerful forces in the modern world of Naruto, they are also behind the distribution of Chakra to all individuals.


Over a millennium ago the Ōtsutsuki Clan members Isshiki and Kaguya Ōtsutsuki appeared on the Earth with the goal of eventually harvesting the Chakra Fruit produced by the God Tree and with it over time devour the life force of the planet to sustain their own immortal lives. When Kaguya Ōtsutsuki arrived, she betrayed Isshiki and left him for dead, and eventually matured the God Tree, ate the Chakra Fruit as she had intended to do from the start, and became the first chakra user on Earth (in the process defying her clan by taking all the power for herself). Using the power gained from eating the Chakra Fruit, she cast the first Infinite Tsukuyomi, which would turn everyone into White Zetsus to serve as soldiers for her when her clan would eventually pursue to punish her. She later freed a few humans to make sure they did not get completely wiped out, erased their memories, and had them rebuild society with her as their ruler. She later gave birth to two sons: Hagoromo and Hamura.


The consequences of eating the chakra fruit, however, had soon taken root and took a toll on Kaguya's personality, though it is unclear how benevolent she ever really was. While first worshiped as a goddess, her brutal retribution toward any defiance would over time cause humanity to fear her as a demon. In the anime she is also depicted as having continued to drain the Earth of life via the God Tree, periodically sacrificing humans to it as well. The matriarch of the Earth-based Ōtsutsuki clan also developed an obsessive lust for chakra which later culminated in turning her sights on her two sons, whom she discovered had inherited chakra from her. Kaguya, seeking more power (and in the anime responding to them rebelling against her tyrannical methods), fused with the God Tree and became the Juubi (the Ten-Tails), rampaging across the land and battling with her twin sons. Oblivious of the true identity of the Juubi being their mother, both Hagoromo and Hamura fought heroically against the Juubi without hesitation. After a long and fierce battle the two trapped it through activating Rikudō — Chibaku Tensei/ Six Paths Chibaku Tensei. The Juubi's body (and presumably Kaguya's soul) was thus sealed into the sealing stone that became the moon, while its chakra was sealed within Hagoromo and later formed into nine sapient parts to avoid the possibility of Juubi resurrecting when Hagoromo died of old age.

Following the end of the battle the twin sons went their separate ways. The younger brother, Hamura, founded a clan he named after his mother's family and led them to the moon where they guarded the remaining shell of the Juubi, which became known as the Gedō Statue. The elder brother, Hagoromo, chose to stay on Earth to spread the teachings of Ninshu, and in turn spread chakra to the rest of the world, believing that keeping the power to himself would only invite his own corruption. Hagoromo would later have sons of his own, and on his deathbed, entrusted the younger with guiding humanity in his teachings.

Beginning with the events of Boruto, full-blooded Otsutsuki members — those who came from the same world as Kaguya's — begin threatening Earth as they plan to continue what she failed to do. At present it is unclear why they waited a thousand years to arrive. For more information about them, see this page.

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Ōtsutsuki Clan as a whole provide examples of:

  • Ancient Astronauts: In a sense, Kaguya is this to humanity as whole because of her rebelling act against her partner and other Otsutsuki. Before her, humans were just mere humans, living in a fictional Feudal Japan. But her coming and eating the chakra fruit, then giving birth to humans who would spread chakra all over the world drastically changed the Fictional Earth's fate in those 1000 years since her coming (to say nothing of her ending existing civilization via the first Infinite Tsukyomi). The simple existence of chakra has led to major political, social, technological, and philosophical transformations over time. The existence of the Tailed Beasts, the Creation of the Moon, and the simple existence of ninjutsu has changed the world that much.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: All full-blooded ones are very pale-skinned.
  • The Assimilator: A whole clan of this. While implied in the original series, their ways are not detailed until the Boruto manga. As a race they evolve by eating a Chakra Fruit, usually harvested from all the lives of one planet. They dispatch a Ten-Tails on the surface as a God Tree seedling, which, once mature, will harvest the lives of the planet to grow a Chakra Fruit until the planet is drained of life. The chakra fruit is then shared among the Ōtsutsuki, granting them great power and nigh immortal lifespans, and then the cycle starts again on another planet. They're Alien Parasites.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Then again, they are originally aliens. After the problem with Kaguya is solved, Hamura and his descendants moved to the Moon to monitor Kaguya's body.
  • Benevolent Precursors: Hagoromo, Hamura and Asura can be considered this to not just their lineages, but also to the shinobi world. Indra and Kaguya and the full-blooded clan as a whole, not so much.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The Otsutsuki always come in pairs whenever they are tasked to harvest the God Tree. Kaguya seems to be the only exception. Except not. We learn in Boruto that she actually did come to Earth with another Otsutsuki, but she betrayed him. This is because one of the pair must be sacrificed before the ritual to harvest the tree can complete and Kaguya was chosen because she was lower in rank than Isshiki. The exact reason she rebelled is unknown, but the result was Isshiki being bisected, the half that didn't escape presumably being fed to the god tree.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Best seen in Kaguya, but other examples are present; with many members having horns, the ability to breathe in space, sprout additional eyes, and a malleable skeletal structure that puts Kimimaro to shame, the Otsutsuki clan are right up here.
  • Clone by Conversion: How the Ōtsutsuki resurrect themselves through Karma. Despite being reformed virtually identical to how they were in their previous body, the Ōtsutsuki also retains all the skills and knowledge from the vessel.
  • Demonic Possession: By using Karma, they can not only control people, they can also use their bodies in order to resurrect themselves by overwriting the host's genetic data with their own.
  • Divided We Fall: The civil war between main and branch families of Hamura's lineage eventually ended with the latter victorious. It's victory ultimately amounted to a great loss of life and began the Hamura-descended Otsutsuki clan's decline.
  • Dying Race: By the time Boruto there are seemingly very few full blooded Ōtsutsuki left. Indeed, when Isshiki dies he speaks to Code as if there are no other Ōtsutsuki still alive, entrusting him with becoming an Ōtsutsuki and continuing the legacy of their race. It is as yet unknown what caused them to dwindle.
  • The Empath: Ōtsutsuki clan members save Indra specialized in this ability which Hagoromo named Ninshu. Ninshuu was the conversion of ones' own Chakra to understand themselves better and others better, to read feelings, etc.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: While her words were an anime addition, the behavior of all full blooded Ōtsutsuki seen in the series lends credence to Kaguya's statement that they have no comprehension of love and only understand power. The achieving and keeping of power seems to be the only thing that motivates them (and punishing any who interfere with those activities).
  • Flight: All full-blooded members of the Ōtsutsuki clan seen so far are able to levitate and fly about at will. How they do this is unclear, but it may be similar to the Earth Style: Lightened Boulder Jutsu used by some of the Tsuchikages which allowed them to essentially remove gravity from themselves or others.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Hagoromo wanted Chakra to be used for humanity to connect with each other. They did...through fighting. Same with his sons.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: While not initially "evil" per se according to databook on Indra " there were embers smoldering within Indra that his father had overlooked. It was the perfect opportunity for a certain sneering darkness."
  • Horned Humanoid: All full-blooded Ōtsutsuki have at least one horn growing from their heads, and half human ones can possess these as well. Becoming more like an Ōtsutsuki in power or genetics will likewise cause a horn to grow even if the person originally had no Ōtsutsuki blood at all.
  • A House Divided:
  • Human Aliens: The Otsutsuki Clan is confirmed to have arrived from another world 1,000 years ago, meaning whatever planet (or dimension) they originate from, it's not Earth. Their biology is similar enough to humans, however, to allow interbreeding; thus was the birth of the Uzumaki, Senju, Uchiha, Kaguya, and Hyuuga clans.
  • Human Sacrifice: Otsutsukis work in pairs because of one them must be fed to a Ten-Tails to complete the Chakra Fruit. Since they have Karma to revive in another body, the sacrifice is usually consensual.
  • Last Episode, New Character: A very weird case. The Otsutsuki play a huge backstory role in the original Naruto manga, but their existence isn't even mentioned until the penultimate arc of the manga. They have more to do in Boruto, where they become the focus of the story.
  • Outside-Context Problem: The original Otsutsuki are literal aliens, as in people who came from either outer space or another dimension, a world that has yet to be shown in the franchise. Earth is merely one of the many worlds/dimensions they have visited in their history of growing and harvesting God Trees, draining whatever planet they target into a dead world for the sake of making their own people more powerful and longer lived. Earth seems to have been a notable exception to this system, due to Kaguya's rebellion and the way the humans were later able to spread the power of chakra to each other and thus gain the power to fight back against the Otsutsuki. Their existence makes the problems with the ninja world seem petty in comparison, being essentially interdimensional alien parasites that one might more expect from a apocalyptic science fiction story rather than a magical ninja one.
  • Psychic Link: Ninshu, the trademark skill of the Otsutsuki Clan, was the better understanding of one another, and it was hoped by Hagoromo that Chakra would be used this way.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: With the exception of Toneri and Hamura, every named Otsutsuki has their roots in things from Japanese folklore.
  • Superior Successor: Like modern day shinobi, the Otsutsuki clan once enjoyed continuous improvement and prosperity from generation to generation. In fact, it was specifically fear of this trope, along with a massive ego, which prompted Kaguya to basically tear everything to the ground.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: The Byakugan, the clan's natural kekkei genkai, was passed down from Kaguya's son Hamura to the Hyuuga clan on Earth and their Otsutsuki counterparts on the Moon. Part of her Rinne-Sharingan's power was passed down to her other son Hagoromo in the form of the Rinnegan, and the other part - the Sharingan - became Hagoromo's son Indra's. While not at first obvious, the Kaguya clan are indeed confirmed to be Kaguya's descendants due to possessing Shikotsumyaku, which is a degraded form of her ability to manipulate her skeletal structure. The clan's Shikotsumyaku, however, inherited none of the precise deadliness that her own skills possess, as Obito found out.
  • Walking Spoiler: The clan is responsible for the entire setting of the series in various ways and they are not mentioned directly till the final arc.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Full-blooded Otsutsuki all have blue-gray hair, and some mixed-blooded ones (Hamura and Toneri) have it too.

Full-Blooded Ōtsutsuki

    Kaguya Ōtsutsuki 

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki

Voiced by: Mami Koyama (Japanese), Cissy Jones (English)

Debut: Naruto Chapter 679 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 458 (Anime)

The originator of chakra on Earth, as a result of eating a chakra fruit from the God Tree, and the mother of the Sage of Six Paths, Hagoromo, as well as Hamura, the younger twin and the one who went to the Moon. She is also notably the only full blooded female Ōtsutsuki so far seen.

  • Abusive Precursors: Her sons had noble intentions, but were sabotaged at least. She was seemingly this. She was actually somewhat benevolent in her anime-expanded backstory, but having seen war and being given god-like power caused her to detach herself from humanity.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime gives Kaguya more characterization, including more frequent dialogue and a more detailed backstory.
  • After the End: She caused the Naruto world to experience a downplayed and unusual variant of it. By casting the first Infinite Tsukyomi, she turned most of humanity into food for the God Tree, only freeing enough of them to keep humans from going extinct and enabling them to restart a few small societies. Said societies initially worshiped her as a goddess, but would come to fear her as a demon. Not much is known of humanity before the first Infinite Tsukyomi, but having reduced humanity to only a fragment of its former population and having them settle near where she lived may explain why even a thousand years later the Naruto world's civilizations seem relatively geographically near to and similar to each other (all speaking mostly the same language for instance), as well as why there are never any mentions of societies outside of the ninja nations and samurai even existing in the current world. The constant wars and low life expectancy that characterized much of the history of the world Kaguya left behind would further stifle the low starting populations from growing and expanding.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She's implied to have some form of disorder due to her aloof nature and not normally showing emotions, appearing near emotionless around the father of her sons, not even showing visible emotion around the servant she was attached to until the girl died trying to protect Kaguya. When other members of the clan appear in Boruto they act much more human, albeit as Smug Snake villains.
  • Ambiguously Human: Her place of origin is unknown even to her sons and her Horned Humanoid appearance coupled with Monochromatic Eyes suggests she might have been an alien unless she gained those traits from consuming the God Tree's fruit. The fourth databook ambiguously states she is from another land.
    • The anime more or less tells us she is from the stars.
    • Later material would clarify that she is of a race of parasitic aliens that traverse multiple dimensions to drain worlds of life to enhance their own power and lifespan.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Naruto cuts off her left arm, mostly as a Shut Up, Hannibal! toward Black Zetsu, who was residing in the sleeve. She regenerates the arm almost immediately, while Black Zetsu remains with the original arm, capable of opening up portals and firing bones from it, and ultimately gets thrown up with it as Kaguya is resealed.
  • And I Must Scream: An immortal goddess trapped in the moon by her sons for possibly millennia with the Ten-Tails' dessicated husk for a body. She briefly regains her body only to be trapped in the same way again, and now she's in another dimension to boot.
  • Ancient Astronauts: She came to the ninja world from another world before chakra was known on Earth.
  • Ancient Evil: She was abusive to her subjects more than a thousand years ago and has been sealed since being defeated by her sons.
  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits. Her horns resemble rabbit ears and before she went insane she was referred to as the Rabbit Goddess. Even her One-Winged Angel form where she transforms into the Ten-Tails resembles a rabbit.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Via Energy Absorption, she absorbs all the chakra of the Shinobi Alliance, on top of her own massive chakra levels. She is also a Reality Warper capable of bending space and time to place her opponents into near-instant-death scenarios, and her primary form of offense are bones that Make Them Rot.
  • Arc Villain: Kaguya is the ultimate source of evil throughout the entire original series, indirectly responsible for every major villain... and only ever appears in the final arc. She can't even lay claim to orchestrating the various conflicts like her fellow members in the Big Bad Ensemble, Madara and Obito, with her Dragon Black Zetsu being the one to actually manipulate events in order to release her from her prison. She's only the main antagonist for a few chapters before being sealed away again, with Sasuke taking her place as the (admittedly lower stakes) Final Boss.
  • The Assimilator: Her ultimate aim is to collect the chakra from everyone in the world into herself and convert most of them into White Zetsu soldiers under her control, creating an army large enough to combat Momoshiki and Kinshiki and any other members of her clan that could threaten her. The ones who aren't turned into White Zetsus will be enslaved to her will.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Many readers believed that her entire purpose to the plot is to kill off Madara and Obito. But in hindsight her real purpose is obviously to extend the series.
  • Bad with the Bone: Like Kimimaro, she can manipulate her skeletal structure. Her bones, however, also immediately kill whatever they hit.
  • Ballistic Bone: She can manipulate her skeletal structure to perform techniques such as firing bone arrows out of the palms of her hands. That, combined with her Portal Network, greatly expands her "Instant Death" Radius. The Kaguya clan's Shikotsumyaku kekkai genkai is a much-weaker descendent of this power.
  • Battle Aura: She can conjure forth massive chakra arms. She and Naruto went JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on each-other, which she ended up winning, and later on she uses it to completely demolish Sasuke's Perfect Susanoo twice..
  • Berserk Button: Flip-flopped. Reminding her of her sons seems to set her off at some times, though at other times it seems to awaken what humanity she has left.
  • Big Bad: The ultimate villain of the story who is responsible for all of the conflict in the series through Black Zetsu. However, she is sealed away for the vast majority of the manga, leaving Obito and Madara to drive the plot in her place. She is only able to be directly involved in the final arc, after Black Zetsu betrays Madara and uses his body to retake her physical form.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: She is easily the greatest threat in the series, but due to the fact that she's sealed away until the final arc she is overshadowed by more prominent villains such as Obito (the leader of the Akatsuki and is directly responsible for almost everything that happened in the series) and Madara (who caused Obito’s downfall and initiated the infinite Tsukuyomi plan).
  • Bishounen Line: Can be considered this for the Ten-Tails.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: It takes Black Zetsu telling her to just kill Naruto for her to actually try, despite seeing his skill level. This is a Justified Trope, since she wanted to absorb his chakra instead. Moreover, she is a goddess, with all the arrogance as this implies. After separating Naruto from Sasuke, she thought nothing could harm her; Black Zetsu, on the other hand, is far more pragmatic.
  • Breath Weapon: In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, her Tailed Beast form can spit Tailed Beast Balls.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: The only reason she doesn't immediately kill her opponents is because she wants to absorb their chakra. In the case of weaker opponents like Sakura and Kakashi, it appears she simply doesn't consider them worth the effort.
  • Characterization Marches On: Very quickly, considering she isn't around long in chapter count. In the first few chapters that she's introduced, Kaguya is somewhat more talkative, we see more of a personality (such as her complex between motherly love for her sons and hatred toward them for unwittingly sealing her). Also, she was less reliant on Black Zetsu's commands.
  • Classic Villain: Kaguya encapsulates everything that the entire series describes as the epitome of evil. The series as a whole has two main Aesops: believe in others instead of relying on only yourself and for the older generation to know when to let the newer take over. Kaguya, however, was having none of that. Being immortal eliminated any necessity for her to even care about newer generations, let alone surrender or share her power with them. When her sons inherited her power genetically, Kaguya's response was to try and take them out, thus unleashing horrible calamities upon the world.
    • She does get more characterization in the anime where these traits are shown. Furthermore, the reason she attacked her sons was because they rebelled against her, due to her sacrificing people to the God Tree.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: She gets forced to transform into the Ten-Tails after Naruto hits her with his Tailed Beast Rasenshuriken, but it backfires due to the beasts' chakra being destabilized by the attack and she transforms into an amorphous mass instead. She's still dangerous due to being able to project chakra-draining tentacle-arms. Unusual for this trope, however, is that she changes back to normal of her own accord after absorbing even more chakra as this form proves less than effective. Her Demonic Statue of the Outer Path form also qualifies, as while it's powerful enough to repel multiple powerful attacks it spends most of its time bound, gagged, and immobile.
  • Combo Platter Powers: She's basically a walking natural disaster.
  • Complete Immortality: Appears to possess this. She refers to herself as "immortal" and none of the other characters even bring up the idea of killing her. Assuming it were even possible for her to die, she may well reincarnate as strong as ever just as the tailed beasts can.
  • Covert Pervert: She acts like she's above her humanity and human concerns, but when Naruto uses his Sexy Jutsu on her, it actually works. That said, she seems more confused by it then actually falling for it, as she gives a variation of a Flat "What".
  • Cry Cute/Death Glare: Not cute, but the soft face she has when Naruto and Sasuke briefly remind her of her sons could count and the change in her demeanor is noticeable. Then she declares she hates them, making good use of all three of her eyes.
  • Dark Action Girl: Massively downplayed; while she is incredibly powerful and one of Naruto's most challenging foes, she is also a terrible fighter who doesn't know how to use the majority of her powers and mostly relies on her brute strength.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: She ate the chakra fruit to become a goddess in order to make a safe world for her sons. However, she began losing it because of her power and she lost sight of her goal. Her sons rebelling against her didn't help matters.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: A massive one of both the Conservation of Ninjutsu and Unskilled, but Strong tropes.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Subverted, Hagoromo and Hamura could only seal her at best in the past and once she appears in the present, Naruto and Sasuke never even mention the possibility of coming up with a strategy to ultimately defeat her with; they immediately decide that the only way they can win is by sealing her again.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: Her entire motivation to turn most of the world's human populace into Zetsus seem to be this. It was probably why she absorbed the God Tree at one point as well. Unlike Madara's or Obito's motives, she just wanted all the power in the world for herself, or at least this turned into her motivation after her heart died. The anime-expanded backstory subverts this. She once possessed the same dream her sons did, but tried to do it all on her own, though even then she was violent and emotionally distant.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Kaguya summarized in 3 words. After as the story makes it clear that Madara has won and Kaguya fits the description on the trope page to a T. And that was really the only lasting impact of Kaguya's brief appearance, though it did set up the scene for the long awaited final showdown between Naruto and Sasuke.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Naruto and Sasuke rush her from either side with the seals. She tries to get to a portal to dimension jump but is thwarted by Sakura of all people dropping down on her from above and hitting her with a normal punch. Giving time for the boys to hit her with the seals.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: For being born with chakra that she didn't have Kaguya turned herself into an Eldritch Abomination and rampaged across the world while trying to eat her sons. Averted in the expanded backstory of the anime, where they came after her first for sacrificing people to the God Tree.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: During battle she actually turned off her Byakugan to check out Naruto's Sexy Jutsu. She gets distracted by eleven hot naked men long enough for Naruto to successfully land a punch on her.
  • The Dreaded: Kaguya was originally hailed as a goddess for stopping all wars around the world, but since her tactics involved sheer power and violence and she could cast natural disasters upon her foes she became feared as a demon. It turned out that the demon moniker was a (very apt) reference to her form as the Ten-Tails.
  • Dull Surprise: Noticeably averted. Due to her status as The Quiet One, her expressions do a lot of her talking for her. Kishimoto's pretty good about this in general, but seems to have taken extra care with Kaguya.
  • Energy Absorption: She's capable of draining chakra from jutsu as well as people. Because of this, she can easily No-Sell ordinary jutsu, including the likes of Amaterasu.
  • Evil Matriarch: Of the dramatic variety. She and her first two sons had a... falling out over her methods of achieving peace. It came to blows when she grew jealous of the power they inherited from her and she transformed into a monster to take it back.
    • In the anime-expanded backstory, it's said the falling out was the result of her sons horrified by her sacrificing people to the God Tree and rebelling.
  • Evil vs. Evil: She was in competition with Momoshiki, whom she feared enough that she tried to make a Zetsu army.
  • Extra Eyes: Once she eats the chakra fruit, she develops a third eye on her forehead.
  • Fallen Heroine: The anime makes her a full heroine during her flashbacks with noble intentions and even capable of love and friendship to a debatable degree (even at this time she seemed to have something of a odd sense of morality). War traumatized her and she took on the responsibility of the world after losing her friend and having to kill her lover in order to protect her unborn children. Unfortunately, power corrupts and with her experiences, she began on the fall. Hagoromo confirms that she indeed used to have good intentions. He's unsure why she committed a Face–Heel Turn but speculates that eating the chakra fruit had something to do with it.
  • Familiar: Black Zetsu is this to some extent, containing Kaguya's will and orchestrating her resurrection. He hides in her left sleeve, providing pointers and using his power to drain chakra when he gets the chance.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Greed. Her need to own everything lead to her being stuck as the Ten-Tails. But her Gluttony is even worse, Kaguya's overindulgence causes her to make many, many, many mistakes.
    • She also couldn't trust in other people and so like others after her, would try and shoulder the burden of caring for the world herself and thus ate the chakra fruit. This led to pretty much every single disaster.
  • Fairytale Motifs: She's named after and based on Princess Kaguya from the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, one of the oldest Japanese legends. Her Tailed Beast form and epithet of the Rabbit Goddess also draw inspiration from the Moon Rabbit.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her nails are shown to be quite long and pointed at the tips.
  • Final Boss: The final antagonist of the manga.
  • Final Boss, New Dimension: She has six, in fact: Genesis (which connects to the other five), lava (how she starts the fight), ice (to freeze Naruto and Sasuke the first time they nearly touch her), sand (throws Sasuke into it to separate him from Naruto), gravity (which even affects her), and acid (which Sakura and Obito unintentionally opened while trying to retrieve Sasuke from the aforementioned sand dimension, but Kaguya never actually uses it herself).
  • Final-Exam Boss: Shaping into one for Naruto requiring not only all his newfound tailed beast and Asura powers, but a lot of call backs to his earliest techniques. Specifically the Sexy Jutsu, the first technique we ever saw him use, and Naruto Uzumaki Barrage.
  • Flat Character: The person she was before she went crazy and tried to kill her sons to take back the chakra they "stole" from her is long gone. Outside of her greed (which is never even really explained) Kaguya has no personality.
    • Fortunately, the anime has fleshed her out substantially. Even then, she was The Quiet One and while she did care for the people in her life (notably her handmaiden and her lover, the Emperor,) she very rarely openly showed it.
    • The Sequel would end up adding that she didn't came alone originally, however she suddenly decided to betray her fellow comrade before eating the chakra fruit, setting up the scene for more development.
  • Flash Step: She moves from several meters away from Sakura to right next to her in the time it takes for her to turn around.
  • Flechette Storm: She can fire her individual hairs as a barrage of needles, which, coupled with her Byakugan, allows her to strike and disrupt people's chakra points from long range.
  • Foreshadowing: During Madara's fight with Naruto, a mysterious voice tells him to absorb the God Tree and when he does, we're treated to a black panel showing only a pair of Byakugan and a Rinne Sharingan eye. Once the Infinite Tsukuyomi is activated, her grinning silhouette appears to overlook the entire landscape. This foreshadows the fact that she had far more to do with the plot than simply being a Neglectful Precursor. Arguably foreshadowed even earlier. When the Ten-Tails finished its maturation and its rage towards Naruto manifested, or when Obito lost control over the beast and bloated up like Madara did until he overpowered Kaguya's will.
  • Forgot About His Powers: A possible case of this.She doesn't blow Naruto and Sasuke away with her chakra arms like she did three times before in the battle. Black Zetsu claims that she doesn't have enough time to summon a portal, but she can clearly do so in a split second, and she even considers retreating to the ice dimension. That said, she ultimately decides to save energy and just dodge the sealing (and would have succeeded), only to have Sakura intercept and strike her from above. Briefly stunned, at that point she likely didn't have time to do anything.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: She apparently has an acid dimension, but the audience only sees it when Sakura and Obito unintentionally open it. May be justified given the example of how she is herself subject to the gravity dimension's effects, and thus it's likely the acid dimension would be dangerous to her as well.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Kaguya has little characterization beyond her general stoic nature and being the source of all chakra. Even her motive for turning almost everyone into White Zetsus remains unknown. However, her backstory is revealed in a filler arc (starting with episode 460). Lampshaded by Naruto, who notes that of all the people he'd fought she was the only one who he felt like had no heart at all. The Sage notes that she wasn't always like that, and speculates that it had something to do with her eating the chakra fruit.
  • A God Am I: The people once worshipped her as she was known as the Mother of all Chakra and as the Rabbit-Goddess.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: She was effectively queen of the world for a time, using her power and wisdom to rule and guide humanity. However, over time, their worship gave her an obscene ego and she would no longer tolerate neither disobedience or lack of reverence. She was eventually regarded as more of a demon than a queen or a goddess, and she willingly became a literal demon when threats to her power eventually came along. That said, even her "benevolent" phase was something of a lie, as her subjects were simply ignorant of the fact that they were the few who had been spared the fate she inflicted on the rest of humanity during the first Infinite Tsukyomi.
  • Grand Theft Me: Kaguya being the Ten- Tails, uses Black Zetsu to take over Madara's body. It's implied she would have done the same to Obito had he not managed to overpower her will beforehand.
  • Gravity Master: She has access to a dimension of greatly increased gravity, though she is just as vulnerable to it as her opponents. Combined with her ranged bone attacks, however, that drawback is minor.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: She's the instigator of everything in the series, and the true identity of the Ten-Tails. Black Zetsu is a manifestation of her will, and caused everything in the series to resurrect her. She gets directly involved as the Final Boss in the last arc, but her lack of prior involvement or even awareness of what is happening while she's sealed away gives Obito and Madara more recognizable claims to the main antagonist role.
  • Greed: Kaguya wants all chakra for herself, that is her primary motivation.
  • Green Thumb: She is merged with and can control the God Tree, granting her the Wood Release kekkai genkai.
  • Hair-Raising Hare: Kaguya was worshipped as the Rabbit Goddess, and her unstable Tailed Beast form resembles a giant three-eyed rabbit with a massive tail studded with the heads of the nine Tailed Beasts and ten hand-tipped tentacles.
  • Heroic Lineage: The Hyuga, Senju, Uchiha, Uzumaki, and Kaguya clans are all descendants of hers, inheriting fragments of the power she acquired from the God Tree's fruit.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: It's revealed that she merged with the God Tree and became the Ten-Tailed Beast itself, the tree having lacked sapience before this.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Kaguya doomed herself when she gave birth to two sons. They rebelled against her ways, sealed her and gave access to chakra to humans. Said humans had around a millenia to get used to and master chakra usage. By the time she managed to return, there were people at least in theory capable of opposing her.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She looks superficially human but possesses horns, the Byakugan, a Third Eye combining the Rinnegan and Sharingan, and enough chakra to dwarf the Ten-Tails. Plus, she lived during a time when humans were without chakra and was thus viewed as a Physical God and demon. She also transformed into the Ten-Tailed Beast in order to reclaim the chakra she'd passed on to her sons.
  • Irony:
    • All that power she has at her command and it's just an unexpected Enhanced Punch from Sakura that ultimately enables her to be defeated.
    • Despite having won the largest Superpower Lottery in the entire manga and having the chakra and (very questionably) the abilities of every ninja and Tailed beast on record, she doesn't use even one ability other than her own and probably doesn't know how.
  • It's All About Me: She thinks that all Chakra should belong solely to her. Even her beloved sons were not exempt from her greed.
    • Subverted to a degree in the anime. Everything she did, including eating the fruit, was done to protect her sons and home. But war and betrayal led her unable to trust anyone else to do what she thought was needed. Even in the anime though, she was presented as being aloof with humanity and so when war and strife happened, she succumbed to despair and proceeded to become a goddess.
  • Light Is Not Good: Just like Jinchuuriki!Obito and Jinchuuriki!Madara before her, she's dressed in a white robe. This does not make her saintly in the slightest.
  • Like a God to Me: Some revered her as the "Rabbit Goddess" for her power.
  • Magical Eye: She has the original Byakugan for her regular eyes, and a Third Eye called the Rinne Sharingan, which combines the powers of the Rinnegan and Sharingan.
  • Make Them Rot: Being struck by her bones has this effect.
  • The Man Behind the Man: After Madara absorbs the God Tree upon direction from a mysterious voice, a blacked out panel shows a pair of glaring Byakugan and a third eye that looks like a combination of the Sharingan and Rinnegan, and when he activates the Eternal Tsukuyomi a spectral image of her sporting a Slasher Smile can be seen with the moon itself as her Third Eye. This is cemented when Black Zetsu is revealed to be a manifestation of her will, and literally stabs Madara in the back, transfers itself to him, and transforms him into Kaguya herself.
  • Mana Drain: Her hair can drain chakra, and she can also use Black Zetsu to drain those her hair can't.
  • Mook Maker: She used the Infinite Tsukuyomi to create an army of Zetsu.
  • Moon Rabbit:
    • Named for the moon princess of Shinto legend, and has horns that appear like a rabbit's ears on her head. She's revered as the "Rabbit Goddess" by some ages past. Interestingly, she existed before her son created the moon, and was sealed inside the moon as the Ten-Tails.
    • Her mutated unstable form resembles a gigantic rabbit with a massive sphere-shaped tail with ten tentacles and the heads of the other tailed beasts attached, fulfilling her namesake.
  • My Beloved Smother: At least part of her motivation for trying to take back her sons' chakra was because she hated the idea of her boys becoming independent. Naruto calls her out on it. Explored and elaborated in the anime. After witnessing intense warfare and her lover trying to kill her to try and restore order, she ate the fruit and became all-powerful. Everything she did since was to try and protect her children and give them a good world, but her loss of her connection to humanity meant she would never be able to fully understand her sons since they were half-human, good men like their father.
  • Never My Fault: At least post insanity, the very possibility of her being wrong never seems to occur to her. Even when she is beaten, her reaction is simple disbelief at the injustice of her falling to chakras lesser than her own.
  • Nightmare Face: Sports one when she reaffirms her desire to kill Naruto and Sasuke and consume their chakra. After being presented as a completely in-control Perpetual Frowner, it's a bit jarring to see that she really could be insane.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her ancient noblewoman-esque look, horns and third eye make her stand out from the cast in general, but she especially stands out in comparison to other women in the series; despite having a more classically feminine appearance, she's drawn more sharply and with a colder look about her than other female characters, including other villains.
  • Not Worth Killing: She basically ignores Kakashi and Sakura, instead focusing her efforts on defeating the much stronger Naruto and Sasuke. This attitude ultimately proves fatal, as both Kakashi and Sakura end up being instrumental in her defeat.
  • Offing the Offspring: She wanted to eat her sons because they had the gall to be born with chakra.
    • Expanded in the anime; after they learned the truth about the God Tree: it drains the life away from the world and she is sacrificing people to it, they learned the Sage Arts to fight her.
  • Oh, Crap!: The look on her face when Sakura's punch sets her right up for Naruto and Sasuke to seal her is priceless.
  • One-Winged Angel:
    • When she realized just how much power she'd passed on to her sons, she merged with the God Tree and turned into the Ten-Tails to take her chakra back. After having all of her chakra removed she is transformed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, which while vastly weaker than her Ten-Tailed Beast form is still powerful enough to No-Sell powerful attacks.
    • When she's hit by nine Rasenshurikens, each empowered by one of the nine beasts, she tries to turn into the Juubi but the beasts try to break free, causing her to mutate into a massive fanged rabbit with the Third Eye of the Ten-Tails and the nine beasts' heads protruding from her tail.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Nobody saw her coming, not even Madara himself, who knew of her but not of her significance. Even Hagoromo never realized that she was the Ten-Tails, something Black Zetsu mocks. Interestingly, this actually works both ways: She initially mistook Naruto and Sasuke for being her own sons' reincarnations, rather than her grandsons' via Hagoromo. She doesn't appear to be fully up on recent events, which is justified considering she spent most of ninja history as the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Completely justified, because Black Zetsu, who is a brilliant enough Chess Master to claim to have orchestrated all of ninja history, deliberately erased almost all records of her to ensure that nobody was prepared to fight her.
  • Parts Unknown: She came from some distant, unheard of, foreign land. Not even her son knows where she's from as she refused to tell him. Later material would clarify that her clan are dimension travelers that have visited many planets, though it's still unknown just where they originally came from.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Except for the time she sported a Slasher Smile.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: She single handedly stopped all conventional war by herself (by killing all who opposed her), and was worshipped as a goddess until her insanity became obvious.
  • Physical Goddess: Like her son the Sage of Six Paths, she was incredibly powerful. Unlike him, she was also variously worshipped as a goddess or considered a demon. She was also the only person who had chakra at first, which put her way above the rest of humanity in general.
  • Plant Person: She could use a kekkei mora version of Nativity of a World of Trees to create massive roots linked to the God Tree that assimilate people, and eventually merged with the God Tree itself to become the Ten-Tails.
  • Posthumous Character: Like her son, is only referred to in past tense. Unlike him, she re-attains her body in the flesh.
  • Power Floats: Like Obito and Madara. Unlike them, she seems to prefer floating over standing. We've never managed to see her legs because of this.
  • Power of the Storm: In a flashback she was shown causing a massive thunderstorm, possibly with Tenpenchii.
  • Prehensile Hair: Not only is it prehensile, it can drain chakra. Naruto and Sasuke avoid this fate thanks to the powers they got from the Sage.
  • The Quiet One: The majority of her dialogue consists of her making brief statements to other characters, and she only once acknowledges a question she receives.
    • Even back in the ancient times shown in the anime, she was this. She maintained an aloofness to everyone, including her lover and her handmaiden, the two people closest to her before she became a mother. This in turn shows that she is a Human Alien and more-or-less shows her lack of true connection with humanity.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is over twice as long as she is tall.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: Up to Eleven, as ridiculous as that sounds. Naruto, who had previously confirmed that it was pointless to attempt to meassure the Ten-Tails' chakra levels due to it being, quite simply, immeasurable states that Kaguya's chakra levels are even greater than the Ten-Tails'... Which kinda makes sense since she has access to the chakra of both the Ten-Tails and the entire shinobi world.
  • Reality Warper: Kakashi compares her manipulation of dimensions with Genjutsu but they are all real. Thankfully for the heroes, she's too occupied with the idea of absorbing their chakra to even think of simply blinking them out of existence.
  • Red Baron: She was either worshipped as the Rabbit Goddess, or feared as the Ten-Tails Demon.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: She is named after the moon princess of Shinto legend, Kaguya. One of her monikers was even Rabbit Goddess.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Her sons sealed her away a long time ago in a sealing stone that became known as the Moon (though they did not know Kaguya's mind was still present, believing the Ten Tails had subsumed her). Naruto and Sasuke manage to do the same in the present, this time throwing Black Zetsu in with her to make sure her munitions are thwarted for good. And this time she's sealed in a can within an even bigger can, namely her own dimension which very few beings aside from herself can access. This time she's locked in a double safe with almost all the keys thrown in for good measure to ensure she's sealed forever.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: She put an end all the wars that plagued her world. Unfortunately, her power was too much and she eventually lost control and became corrupted. In a literal example, she became the Ten-Tails Eldritch Abomination after absorbing the God Tree and ended up as a Demonic Statue that couldn't return to her human form until recovering all her chakra back.
  • Shock and Awe: She's been shown to bring down lightning storms in a flashback.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Subverted, as nobody knows about her; the first one to mention her name was Madara halfway through the War arc. She was deliberately erased from the history books as part of Black Zetsu's Gambit Roulette and what little is known about her comes from the Uchiha stone tablet, which was "edited" by Black Zetsu. Not even her son knows everything about her.
  • Slasher Smile: Her silhouette sports one as she ominously overlooks the landscape once Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi. This particularly stands out, as she's otherwise a Perpetual Frowner.
  • Spikes of Doom: Bone spikes jut out of her when she uses her Dead Bone Pulse techniques.
  • The Starscream: According to Amado, Kaguya was meant to be fed to the Ten-Tails while the higher-ranking Isshiki watches over the tree's growth. However, Kaguya betrayed and severely injured Isshiki before that can happen. Fearing retaliation, she began creating an army of White Zetsu and merged with the God Tree to become the Ten-Tails.
  • Story-Breaker Power: The only reason the manga didn't end with her resurrection is because she needs Naruto and Sasuke's chakra. See Superpower Lottery down below.
  • Summon Magic: She has six personal dimensions she can either summon or teleport to at will. The ones shown so far include a volcano, a glacier, a desert, a sea of acid, and a tundra which serves as the Hub Level for the other five. This allows her to either completely change the environment on a whim, or dodge attacks by moving between dimensions. She can also pull her opponents into different dimensions to keep them from coordinating, though this requires she directly force them into a portal.
  • Super Power Lottery: Being the source of all chakra on Earth, and having absorbed the chakra power of every shinobi living, she essentially has every single power seen in the Naruto universe, and at least in theory (though clearly not in practice), should be capable of using those jutsu in far more powerful ways than any other ninja could. She's got the Sharingan, the Rinnegan, the Byakugan, the original chakra from the God Tree's fruit plus the combined chakra of basically the entire Shinobi Alliance and being the Juubi, she has all Tailed Beast abilities and those of the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Weather Manipulation powers, Sage Mode and Senjutsu attacks, Summon Magic so powerful it's just one step away from reality warping, extremely versatile space-time Jutsu comprising of instant, untraceable teleportation and the ability to open portals at will and use them for long range attacks, a Battle Aura even better than Naruto's and just as versatile, and finally has One-Hit Kill bone attacks. All of her techniques and powers are so far above normal ninjutsu and even kekkai genkai - even her Byakugan and bone manipulation, which other characters in the series have possessed - that they're considered unique and referred to as kekkai mora.
  • Thinking Up Portals: She can open and move through portals.
  • Third Eye: She has the Rinne Sharingan, which as its name suggests has the combined powers of both a Rinnegan and Sharingan, and enables her to use the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
  • This Cannot Be!: Her reaction to Naruto and Sasuke managing to seal her yet again.
  • Thought-Controlled Power: Her powers do not require hand seals nor does she need to call her attacks, nor is there any channeling time for any of her abilities.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: When she steals Madara's body, she converts it into her own form.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She's the most powerful being in the entire Ninja world, able to create dimensions and manipulate reality on a scale nobody can come close to, has several overpowered abilities that could have easily killed the heroes, and she has the most Chakra of any living being in existance. She's flat out even stronger then Madara Uchiha, the arguably most powerful mortal person, and Team 7 had to pull out all the stops to seal her, not kill her. However, Kaguya seemingly has little real combat training whatsoever, merely relying on her overwhelming power to try and kill Team 7, or listening to Black Zetsu for instructions. As a result, despite her godly power, the heroes are able to seal her away and stop her. She also started the final battle focusing on stealing the chakra of Naruto and Sasuke, meaning that by the time she got serious, Team 7 had already learned her abilities enough to counter her. This seems to lie in the fact that Kaguya was never a fighter; having simply ate the fruit of the God Tree, she, if ever challenged, could simply use her overwhelming power to defeat her foes, but against people with powers capable of effecting her, her raw power wasn't enough to win.
  • Unstable Powered Woman: She is the instigator of nearly all of the story's events. There are a lot of conflicting stories and ideas about exactly what type of person she was beforehand, but it's generally believed that she had at least somewhat noble goals until absolute power went to her head. She comes from a race of "celestial beings" that travel to planets to plant and grow a "God Tree", an alien plant form that drains its inhabitants of their life force to grow a fruit that embodies all the drained physical and spiritual energy. The fruit from the tree grants those who eat it access to a power that comes to be called "chakra". Originally, she and another relative came to take the fruit for the benefit of their clan, but she decided to protect the Earth and its inhabitants instead, eventually falling in love with a human emperor and becoming his concubine (or, alternatively, she decided to rebel against her clan just as much for the sake of wanting all the power of the chakra fruit for herself, protecting the Earth being more about protecting herself than the humans). While she was pregnant, an invasion from another nation led to the death of her friend and attendant, and Kaguya lost all faith in humanity, decided to eat the fruit and create peace by force. In doing so she initiated the first Infinite Tsukyomi and ended the world as it was, only freeing enough humans to keep them from going extinct, and erasing their memories so they did not know what she had done. She became worshipped as a goddess, and this eventually went to her head, where she became so power-hungry that when her sons manifested the ability to use chakra, she tried to take it back under the belief that chakra should belong to her alone.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A very brief one after Naruto and Sasuke manage to seal her for good. She also loses it when the Tailed Beasts try to escape from her.
  • Villainous Glutton: In a sense. After they survive the volcano, the only reason she doesn't straight up kill Naruto and Sasuke is because she thirsts for their chakra.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: As she is being sealed away again, her rabbit-monster head pukes up Madara's body.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her entire existence is this.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She has shades of this, which are expanded on in the anime, however even then she is something of a mixed example. She escaped the rest of her clan, who she describes as knowing nothing of love, and tries to give love with humans a chance while waiting for the time to come for her to consume the chakra fruit and gain power to fight back against her clan when they inevitably will come to Earth. However, even before consuming the fruit her interactions with others are notably manipulative and self-serving (she wipes the emperor's mind of their first meeting and places herself as an accepted part of his household) and distant, and she is all too quick to resort to slaughter when confronted by kidnappers, despite clearly having the power to stop her attackers without killing them. Despite this, she did legitimately care about her loved ones such as the Emperor and her handmaiden to some extent. She only cracks when her handmaiden is killed... by her own lover who is trying to execute her to restore order. Once she consumes the fruit her desire for peace becomes utterly totalitarian, she refuses to even consider her son's pleas for her to remember to love others, and Naruto eventually describes her as being the only enemy he ever faced who he felt had no heart at all. In the end her desire for peace seemed to be as a vague concept of no active opposition to her will, regardless of how much suffering and killing she inflicted to keep it that way.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Even after she is sealed again, the manga gives vague details about her backstory or motives at best. Even her own son admits that he doesn't know much about her as she refused to say much of herself even to him. Only time will tell if this trope holds up.
    • The anime has a filler arc showing and expanding on her backstory. She's a rather Flat Character in the manga, so it's sorely needed and a rare example of filler that most fans consider justified.
    • The anime does show us how she came to the land as well as her time as a concubine and lover to the Emperor of the region (who would father her children) along with her friend and the events that came to lead her to eat the fruit. Even with all that though, very little is known about Kaguya's motives or mental state at the time.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Big time. According to one of her sons, the Sage, this is what happened to her due to being so disproportionately powerful compared to everyone else. She initially used her power to pacify conflict through brute force, and with time, it got worse as she would kill any who opposed her. The fact that she was already pretty aloof and not well-attached to humanity before consuming the fruit did not help matters at all. Upon eating the fruit her sanity descended so far that she also made most of humanity into Empty Shells to serve as her toy soldiers, with the motive of using them to help fight against the rest of her clan.
    • And then it got much worse when she realized how much chakra she had passed on to her sons. To get back her power, she merged with the God Tree and together they became the Ten-Tails, with her consciousness driving its rampage. That's right, this woman turned into a truly insane, absolutely berserk Eldritch Abomination by fusing with a god tree to get back her power from her sons.
    • What caused the above notion as shown in the anime was her sons rebelling against her because of her extreme actions resulting in the deaths of innocents to feed the God Tree's (and thus herself) power. Her sons also wanted to confront her peacefully, but she refused to even consider their arguments, almost immediately judging them as being worthy of death for disobeying her.
  • Wizards from Outer Space: She is the origin of chakra in the entire Naruto world who came from outer space/another dimension. She has highly powerful chakra abilities born from cultivating a God Tree that would bear chakra granting fruit.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: In the Shippudden filler episodes about her backstory, it's shown that her otherworldly beauty was known far and wide, and that it even caused a war between two countries.
  • World's Strongest Woman: She's stated by her son to be the most powerful person that ever lived, and she doesn't disappoint when she shows up in person. And even then she is holding back, as she is trying to absorb Naruto and Sasuke's chakra, plus she's an utter novice at actual fighting. Without both of those caveats, she'd have killed them in seconds.

    Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki 

    Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki 

    Urashiki Ōtsutsuki 

    Isshiki Ōtsutsuki 

Kaguya's Descendants

    Black Zetsu 
See the Akatsuki.

    Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki 

    Hamura Ōtsutsuki 

Hamura Ōtsutsuki

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Steve Blum (English)

Debut: Naruto Chapter 670 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 420 (Anime)

The Sage of Six Path's twin brother and youngest of the two, and the ancestor of the Hyuga clan. After defeating their mother he took some of his family to the moon where they watched over the remains of the Ten-Tails.

  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Like his brother, his chakra transcends his physical body, but does not actually reincarnate. He appears to Hinata in The Last to give her his chakra, Toneri's Achilles' Heel, to allow her to defeat the Tenseigan Energy Vessel, and express that his desire is to see his brother's world survive.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: To reiterate. He took his family to live on the moon.
  • Decomposite Character: In-Universe. While earlier revelations state that The Sage of Six Path's fought the Ten-Tails all by himself, It is later revealed that he had his brother fight alongside him. Justified as those earlier revelations were all secondhand accounts and we only managed to hear all the facts from the people who were around at the time.
  • Famous Ancestor: He's the ancestor of the Hyuga clan, not to mention the remaining members of the Branch Otsutsuki clan a millennium after his physical death.
  • Gravity Master: The Tenseigan grants its user the power over repulsive and attractive forces, much like the Deva Path of the Rinnegan.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Both he and his brother are half-human, half-celestial being.
  • Horned Humanoid: Inherited from his mother, though his are bigger than his brother's.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Inverted, same as with his brother; all the emphasis is on his mother.
  • Magic Eye: He inherited his mother's Byakugan. In his lifetime, he also achieved the Tenseigan.
  • Odd Name Out: Unlike his mother, brother, nephews, Momoshiki, Kinshiki, and Urashiki, Hamura’s name isn’t derived from Eastern mythology.
  • Posthumous Character: Has only been mentioned twice, in passing, by his brother's ghost and his reincarnated mother. Nothing aside from his existence is known so far, except his name, that he had the Byakugan, and that he assisted in the first sealing of the Ten Tails. Subverted in The Last, as he gave some of his chakra to Hinata to destroy the Energy Vessel.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his brother.

    Indra Ōtsutsuki 

Indra Ōtsutsuki

Voiced by: Takashi Kondo, Arisa Shida (child) (Japanese); Robbie Daymond, Abby Trott (child) (English)

Debut: Naruto Chapter 462 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 203 (Anime)

The eldest son of the Sage of Six Paths, and the ancestor of the Uchiha clan.

  • BFS: Wielded a nodachi.
  • Broken Ace: According to Hagoromo himself, Indra was an Ineffectual Loner who had the power to accomplish anything he put his mind to by himself, and as a result couldn't comprehend The Power of Friendship and was ultimately consumed by hatred.
  • Cain and Abel: Became the Cain to Asura's Abel.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: The night before the old Sage's death, Indra chastises him for being afraid of Kaguya's power instead of seeking to understand it, before proclaiming that he would reincarnate over and over until Ninshu was a thing of the past.
  • Child Prodigy: He invented the use of ninjutsu and hand signs at only 10 years old. Hagoromo remarks that Indra was able to do things with chakra that even he, The Sage of Six Paths, couldn't do.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: What is presumably his Mangekyo Sharingan took the form of a spiral similar to the insignia of the Uzumaki clan.
  • Eternal Hero: More of an eternal antagonist. His chakra was so potent, and his rivalry with Asura so deeply ingrained, that even after his physical death it persisted and was reincarnated several times over the course of the next thousand years into his descendants. It is implied his will/chakra influenced Sasuke and others towards their more extreme behaviors, such that time and again those his chakra attached to would inevitably kill or be killed by those who bore Asura's chakra. It is further implied that Sasuke and Naruto making peace at last put an end to the feud and Indra's curse upon his descendents.
  • Famous Ancestor: He's the founder of the Uchiha Clan.
  • Instant Armor: Was the first to call upon Susanoo and achieve its perfect form.
  • Karma Houdini: Started the Uchiha/Senju feud and fostered an attitude of It's All About Me in his descendants. Sure Black Zetsu helped him along, but he wasn't forced into it; he's responsible for his own actions but his father, Hagoromo, treats it like his own fault for choosing Indra's clearly superior (in so many ways) brother as his successor instead. To be clear, Hagoromo regrets believing that Indra would simply accept the decision and support his brother, rather than regreting the decision to choose Asura.
  • Magical Eye: Was the first to possess the Sharingan and Mangekyo Sharingan.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His Susanoo was purple, like that of his descendant and reincarnation Sasuke.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: In Hinduism, Indra is a warrior-god and the leader of the Devas. Naruto's Indra was the founder of the Uchiha Clan and the opponent of his brother Asura. Hindu Mythology believes that the Devas are always at war with Asuras. In the original myths, Indra is a heroic figure and the Asuras are antagonists, but this version sees their roles flipped.
  • The Power of Hate: Was the one who started the Uchiha Clan's Curse of Hatred.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He and Madara look very similar to each other.
  • Uneven Hybrid: He and his brother are only a quarter-celestial being.
  • Unwitting Pawn: It turns out he was one to Black Zetsu, who manipulated him into attacking his younger brother Asura and starting the feud between their descendants in his pursuit to revive the brothers' grandmother.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The anime includes scenes of him as the adorable, likable child he was before being corrupted, and the bond he had with his younger brother.
  • Walking Spoiler: If only for one major reason: Madara and Sasuke are his reincarnations (in the sense that his chakra and influence clung to them, their souls appear to all be separate).

    Asura Ōtsutsuki 

Asura Ōtsutsuki

Voiced by: Oki Sugiyama, Momoko Ohara (child) (Japanese); Chris Hackney, Alex Cazares (child) (English

Debut: Naruto Chapter 462 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 203 (Anime)

The youngest son and successor of the Sage of Six Paths, and the ancestor of the Senju and Uzumaki clans.

  • Animal Battle Aura: Was capable of conjuring one with a strong resemblance to Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode, only with six arms and three faces.
  • Big Brother Worship: According to the 4th databook, he admired Indra and worked hard to catch up to him. Sadly, things didn't work out between them thanks to the Succession Crisis over leadership of Ninshu.
  • BFS: Wielded a nodachi, although he also took up a khakkhara like his father's.
  • Cain and Abel: Started out as the Cain to Indra's Abel, but they swapped later in life.
  • Eternal Hero: His chakra was so potent that even after his physical death it persisted and was reincarnated several times. Naruto eventually became aware of Asura's presence/chakra clinging to him and compared it to being possessed by a ghost. It's implied Asura's presence within a reincarnate would inevitably influence a rivalry with the current reincarnate of Indra, with tragic results. It is further implied the chakra ghosts of Indra and Asura were at last put to rest when Sasuke and Naruto made peace.
  • Green Thumb: In a filler arc detailing his life, Asura is shown to be able to use Wood Release.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Defied. Despite having none of his brothers natural talent, Asura was eventually able to match him by working all the harder and finding strength in the support of the people around him. His willingness to accept help and cooperate with others eventually enabled his own inner potential to bloom and he found in himself power equal to Indra.
  • Heroic Lineage: Was the ancestor of the Senju and Uzumaki clans.
  • Irony: Despite being known as someone who lacked natural talent, he eventually grew in status and his descendants were the Senju and Uzumaki clans; both would be renowned for their vast array of skills in ninjutsu and sealing methods respectively.
  • The Power of Friendship: Initially lacked his brother's power, but through fostering camaraderie and alliances he eventually unlocked the power within himself and kickstarted the Will of Fire.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming:
    • His Animal Battle Aura had six arms and three faces, and his brother's name was Indra, after the leader of the Deva in Hinduism. Hindu mythology holds that the Devas and Asuras are perpetually at war. In the original myths, Asuras are the antagonists and the Indra-led Devas benevolent, but this version sees their roles flipped.
    • His Kunitsukami technique is named after a term in Shinto religion used to refer to gods who reside in the earthly realm.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Ashura" is the phonetic translation from katakana, whereas the Naruto wiki has decided to go with "Asura", which makes more sense all things considered.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Hashirama took a great deal of his features from him. Heck, his hairstyle is even somewhat similar to Naruto's.
  • Uneven Hybrid: He and his brother are only quarter-celestial beings.
  • The Unfavorite: Was initially this, although his hard work and cooperative nature impressed his father and led him to be named the Sage's successor.
  • Walking Spoiler: If only for one major reason: Hashirama and Naruto are his reincarnations (in the sense that his chakra and influence clung to them, their souls appear to all be separate).

    Toneri Ōtsutsuki 

Toneri Ōtsutsuki

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (JP), Robbie Daymond (EN)

Debut: The Last: Naruto the Movie (Film)

The Big Bad of the seventh Shippuden movie (and the first Canon movie in the franchise), The Last: Naruto the Movie. A descendant of Hamura Otsutsuki who hails from the moon, he intends to drop the moon onto the Earth as punishment to mankind who have abused chakra in their petty wars and attempts to kidnap Hinata, for the sole purpose of gaining a wife after Earth has been wiped clean of all life. It's later revealed that he belongs the Branch Family of the Otsutsuki clan that wiped out the Main Family after they misinterpreted Hamura Otsutsuki's will. To get Hinata to come to him, he has his puppets kidnap Hanabi Hyuga and steals her eyes in order to awaken the legendary Tenseigan: eyes that rivals the Rinnegan in power. Despite all the evil he commits, Toneri demonstrates that his isolation on the moon drove him to desperation for companionship and after being defeated by Naruto and Hinata and shown the error of his ways, he stops trying to destroy the Earth and lives the remainder of his life on the Moon as atonement.

  • 11th-Hour Superpower: The Tenseigan chakra mode, which he unlocks during the Final Battle. It's Deconstructed, as it's because he only unlocked it at the last minute, that he lacks the experience to use it effectively, which contributes to his defeat to a more experienced opponent.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Hinata.
  • Adam and Eve Plot: His plan is to repopulate the world along with Hinata's pure Hyuga blood after he wipes out the human race.
  • The Aloner: Toneri is the only remaining person left on the Moon after a bloody civil war started by the branch family of the Otsutsuki clan.
  • The Atoner: After the events of The Last it's stated that he had a part in Hinata's son, Boruto, having the Jougan eye power. He tells Boruto in a dream that with this power he is destined to save the world.
  • And I Must Scream: In Boruto, after facing off against Urashiki Otsutsuki, the later traps him in a time prison.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: He desires to take Hinata as his bride.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: In the Final Battle, he relies mainly in spamming attacks which are devastatingly powerful, but leave him open to Naruto's counterattacks.
  • Betty and Veronica: The "Veronica" (the Big Bad, Smug Super, Yandere, and a mysterious figure) to Naruto's "Betty" (A Hero to His Hometown, All-Loving Hero, Nice Guy, and childhood friend) for Hinata's "Archie". She will always choose Naruto but had to pretend to choose Toneri to save Hanabi. In the end, she and Naruto get together officially with Toneri having no loved ones at all with him in the end.
  • BFS: Creates a sword of chakra so large he splits the moon in half with it.
  • Big Bad: He is one for The Last, a more personal example than previous movies as he involves himself in a Love Triangle with Naruto and Hinata.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Toneri is a part of the branch family of the Otsutsuki clan. The branch family wiped out the main family after the events of the manga because they blamed them for allowing Madara to summon the King of Hell Statue and seek to wipe out humanity for abusing chakra and corrupting ninshuu.
  • Bishōnen: The description for his character design packet even Lampshades his good looks.
  • Blind Seer: In Boruto he uses his ninshuu to relay a prophecy to Boruto from the moon.
  • Cock Fight: End of the world aside, Hinata is the main fuel for the deep hatred between him and Naruto, especially Lampshaded in the novelization.
  • Colony Drop: His intent is to crash the moon into the earth.
  • Color Motifs: Green, to represent his villainous status, dangerously jealous nature and inexperience.
  • Deconstructed Trope: 11th-Hour Superpower.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Toneri is the only movie villain to befriend Naruto after being defeated. The previous movies tend to end with Naruto killing the villain at the end, but in the manga, Naruto tends not to kill his villains and instead is usually able to convince them to give up their evil ways. The reason for the difference between Naruto not killing Toneri and Naruto killing all of the previous movie villains is because The Last is canon to the manga, unlike the previous movies.
  • The Empath: Toneri has the ability to look into the hearts and memories of others with ninshuu. Ironically, empathy is something he completely lacks.
  • Entitled to Have You: What his attraction to Hinata boils down to.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Naruto — Both grew up in isolation and thought about hurting the ones who caused it or somehow made it worse. However, while Naruto managed to learn forgiveness, Toneri never did before it was too late. Naruto is quite humble and is now an experienced shinobi. Toneri is very naive and has a huge ego.
    • To Hinata — Hinata is a selfless, kind person—when she thought that Naruto fell in love with someone else, while she was quite heartbroken, she quietly wished him happiness and decided to stop pursuing him. Toneri is a self-centered, cruel being—when he discovered that Hinata was still deeply in love with Naruto, he tried to force her to forget about him by turning her into his puppet.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Before taking Hanabi's Byakugan and obtaining the Tenseigan, he only opens his eyes once, revealing his unnerving empty sockets.
  • Eye Scream:
    • His clan had removed their Byakugan eyes and use them to power the weapon he is using to drop the moon on the world.
    • Once again when Hinata herself ripped Hanabi's eyes out of Toneri's eye sockets.
  • Filler Villain: Averted, given that The Last is canon to the manga, unlike all of the previous movies.
  • Final Boss: Of Part II.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Toneri is the last Otsutsuki and person living on the moon, with only his puppets to keep him company and the result has made him quite unhinged, but for the most part he keeps it in check until his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Glass Cannon: For all the power the Tenseigan can give, a sufficiently powerful attack can make it revert back into a Byakugan.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The romantic variation. He uses his ninshuu on Hinata and finds out that she is still thinking about Naruto. He is very clearly not taking it well. He even asks Hinata to make him a red scarf like the one she made for Naruto, thinking it will help him win her over. It doesn't.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Hinata. No Matter how persistent he is, his time with her at his castle shows how incompatible he is with her. Even without Hinata's Single-Target Sexuality toward Naruto in mind, he never had a chance with her at all.
  • Hypocrite: For someone who antagonizes humanity for weaponizing chakra, he seems to have to problem doing so in order to try killing Naruto. In the end, when Hinata reclaims Hanabi's eyes by ripping them out of Toneri's eyesockets, he reacts with anger and sore cursing, yet he doesn't seem to recall that he stole those eyes to begin with.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: To Hinata, whom he wants to marry. Naruto strongly disagrees.
  • Karma Houdini: Subverted. While he gets Easily Forgiven by Naruto and Hinata, he has to live with the realization that his actions went completely against his ancestor's wishes. It causes so much guilt that for someone who went on about honoring his ancestor, it's A Fate Worse Than Death. Also he's actually much worse off than before. Because not only is he blind again, the Tenseigan core's destruction renders him powerless with his puppets remaining deactivated, and by staying on the moon he condemns himself with the very thing he was trying to escape. So while he is still a major case of Easily Forgiven, he ends up with a life long punishment of his own choosing anyway.
  • Kill All Humans: Seeks the destruction of humanity for abusing chakra for the use of war as per Hamura's decree. As it turns out, Hamura never wanted to do such a thing.
  • Knight Templar: Thanks to his mistaken beliefs about Hamura's will, he thinks he's the hero who is going to get the girl.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Only Hamura Otsutsuki's chakra, which can be yielded by Hinata, can actively harm him and his Tenseigan. Naruto manages to use it against him during the Final Battle, thanks to Hinata's chakra clinging to the scarf he holds.
  • Lack of Empathy: He judges all of humanity as worthy of death for their violence against each other and misuse of chakra, despite his own people having killed each other off in a civil war using chakra weapons. To some extent this is driven more by him wanting his people's beliefs about their purpose to have been true, for their deaths to mean something, rather than him being incapable of empathy.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: All of his actions eventually come back to bite him.
  • Light Is Not Good: He spends most of The Last dressed in a white robe. At the movie's conclusion, he's switched to wearing black, suggesting a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Love at First Sight: He's smitten with Hinata from the moment he sees her and tries to take her even though he had already taken Hanabi.
  • Love Hungry: On the other hand, when it turns out that Hinata doesn't reciprocate his feelings, he goes into full Yandere mode and decides to hypnotize her and turn her into one of his puppets.
  • Magical Eye: He gets a pair after transplanting Hanabi's Byakugan called the Tenseigan, which gives him the power of all of his ancestor's eyes sealed in an altar for the last millennium. He loses them at the end.
  • Magic Missile Storm: The most common application of his combat ninshuu is to shoot Energy Balls and many of the puppets he controls can use the same technique.
  • Mana Drain: Apparently, he and his Tenseigan can absorb all forms of chakra from a distance. Naruto finds this out the hard way when he faces him for the first time after he confesses his love to Hinata. Toneri attempts to do it again after Naruto beats him but Hinata protects Naruto by sharing Hamura Otsutsuki's chakra with him.
  • Marionette Master: All of the Mooks featured in The Last are puppets controlled by Toneri's ninshuu in what is described as a predecesor technique to the Sand Village's puppet ninjutsu.
  • Meaningful Name: Swapping the first two syllables of his name spells out "netori", someone who steals someone else's lover.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: He falls for Hinata. Guess who happens to be his rival in love?
  • Not Good with Rejection: When he catches Hinata in the act of trying to destroy the Tenseigan, and figures out that her accepting his marriage proposal was a ruse, he goes into full Yandere mode and decides to hypnotize her and turn her into one of his puppets.
  • Odd Name Out: Unlike other named Otsutsuki, Toneri’s name has its roots in Japanese history instead of Eastern mythology.
  • Only You Can Repopulate My Race: This is a primary reason why he wants to marry Hinata in The Last. It was Implied in the movie and outright stated in the novelization. He believed that they could restart humanity and create a better people.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: He managed to gain a lot from his villanous deeds. Thing is, said actions come with consequences and those consequences render his successes null and void.
  • Redemption Demotion: He pulls a Heel–Face Turn, but no longer has access to the Tenseigan and his puppets. As a result, he stands no chance against Urashiki and gets trapped in a time prison.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: Toneri's ninshuu itself, while impressive, isn't mind blowing, but with the power of his ancestors unlocked with the Tenseigan he becomes a more than a match for Naruto...for a short time anyway.
  • Shadow Archetype: The member of a branch family of a powerful, dojutsu-wielding clan, warped by its negative traditions and harboring ill-intent against the head family? Toneri is virtually what Neji could have become had his resentment against the Hyuga never subsided—and with Foe Romance Subtext with Hinata too!
  • Skilled, but Naïve: A villainous version. He is shown to very skilled with the power that the Tenseigan gives him, but due to a lack of proper battle experience, overconfidence in his own abilities, as well as underestimating his opponents make him this trope. His inexperience leads to his undoing.
  • Smug Super: Believes that with the Tenseigan he's invincible. He's wrong.
  • Squishy Wizard: The Tenseigan makes him powerful, but he lacks close combat skills, which is why he mainly relied on his puppets to do his fighting for him at the beginning.
  • Super Mode: The Tenseigan Chakra Mode where his entire body glows blue and he grows a single horn.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: His kimono has a moon enclosing on a sun, a symbol of the branch family that he hails from.
  • Tragic Villain: More so than the previous villains. He spent most of his life alone on the moon and has nothing to cling to except for the Otsutsuki branch family's propaganda about Hamura's intention for the Tenseigan, causing him to become a love-starved Knight Templar.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Views Naruto as a nuisance, never treating him seriously until it's too late.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Goes through this by the end of The Last.
  • Villainous Crush: He has one on Hinata, desiring to take her away from the world before he destroys it so he will no longer be alone.
  • Villain Teleportation: His teleportation isn't quite Tobi-level but it lets him escape Naruto a few times.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and is the Big Bad of The Last.
  • Yandere: He falls obsessively in love with Hinata and predictably tries to kill off the competition. Considering who his competition happens to be, he unsurprisingly fails.


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    White Zetsu 
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