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Jiraiya & Tsunade

    Jiraiya & Tsunade Senju 

Jiraiya & Tsunade Senju

Two of the three Legendary Sannin of Konoha, and Naruto's adoptive parents. After circumstances force them to live under the same roof and raise Naruto together, the two eventually get married and build a new life together.


  • Adaptational Badass: Both of them eventually become much stronger than in canon, with Jiraiya fully mastering his Toad Sage Mode, and Tsunade gaining one of her own with the help of her slugs. Tsunade also gains one Rinnegan eye, with all the powers it entails, though she gets rid of it by the end of the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Adaptational Job Change: Jiraiya is the one who becomes Fifth Hokage instead of Tsunade, who takes to work in Konoha's hospital as a medic.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Tsunade uses her grandfather's surname as opposed to having Only One Name. Jiraiya takes it too once the two get married.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Jiraiya usually refers to Tsunade as "Hime". Naruto would later pick up this habit when he starts dating Hinata.
  • Battle Couple: The story hasn't had many chances to see them fight together, but when they do, they kick ass for sure.
  • D-Cup Distress: At one point, Tsunade complains about having to wear her flak jacket open, since after so many years they still don't make them for women of her size.
  • Frontline General: Jiraiya personally leads the raid on Root headquarters when Danzo is officially declared a traitor.
  • Happily Married: Eventually they become this, despite some minor issues.
  • Last of His Kind: Tsunade was the only known remaining member of the Senju bloodline, at least until the twins were born in Chapter 5.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Their relationship starts this way off this way during the first years, but it doesn't take long for them to become an actual married couple.
  • Ma'am Shock: Tsunade is less than pleased with Shizune teasingly calling her grandma in reference to Shiro. The narration notes that if anyone other than Shizune called her that, she'd break every bone in their body.
    Tsunade: Shizune, what did we say about the G-word?
  • Mama Bear/Papa Wolf: Threaten any of their children, adoptive or biological, and you're in for a world of pain.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: During the climax of the Fourth War, Tsunade introduces herself this way to Madara Uchiha:
    "My name is Tsunade Senju, and I am Hashirama Senju's granddaughter! And just like my grandfather did in the past, so shall I protect both my loved ones and Konoha from scum like you!"
  • Older Than They Look: Tsunade forces Jiraiya to use her age hiding technique in the epilouge so that her own youthful appearance wouldn't stand out as much.
  • Overprotective Dad: During Kurenai and Asuma's wedding, Jiraiya claims he passed a law banning anyone from dating the Hokage's daughter until she's 30. His expression afterwards make it clear he's only half-joking about it.
  • Platonic Co-Parenting: Initially, they raise Naruto together without actually being in a relationship, though this changes after a few years of living under the same roof and they become a couple.
  • Retired Badass: Tsunade never officially returns to active duty as a ninja, preferring to focus on her medical career. Of course, this doesn't keep her from becoming even more powerful than her canon counterpart.
  • Second Love: Jiraiya is this to Tsunade, once she finally gets over grieving Dan's death.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike canon, Jiraiya survives long past his battle against Pain, until the end of the story.
  • Super Mode: Both of them have access to Sage Mode, though Tsunade achieves hers later and with the slugs instead of the toads like Jiraiya.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Downplayed example. Jiraiya's far from a weakling, and Tsunade's far from unintelligent, but Jiraiya is somebody specialized in ninjutsu, seals, spying and intelligence gathering, while Tsunade is better known for her Super Strength, despite also being a prodigial medic.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Jiraiya's decision to tell Naruto about his heritage as the son of the Fourth Hokage (and thus Naruto's constant claims how he'll become Hokage to follow in his footsteps) ends up convincing Fugaku that there is a conspiracy at play to instill Naruto as Hokage when he's old enough in order to continue the Master-Apprentice Chain and make sure that instilled with the Senju's ideals are in power. While that may not have caused the Uchiha Insurrection, it certainly made it all but impossible for Hiruzen to talk Fugaku down peacefully once it started.
  • You Are in Command Now: Much to his displeasure, Jiraiya is forced to take the Hokage's seat after Hiruzen's retirement, and he mostly does it so Danzo cannot seize it.
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Assault Squad/Team Kurenai

    Naruto Uzumaki 

Naruto Uzumaki

The main protagonist, biological son of Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, adoptive son of Jiraiya and Tsunade, and Kurama's jinchuriki. His dream is to become Hokage one day.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: Never loses his right arm, nor does he need a prosthetic replacement.
  • AB Negative: Naruto is revealed to be a universal chakra donor during the Chunin Exam Finals when he offers to transfer some to Hinata before their match. This ends up being a plot point on two separate occasions: saving Gaara's life with a transfusion after Shukaku is extracted and given his Sage Mode trainees their first taste of nature energy without needing to use the special oil at Mount Myoboku.
  • Adaptational Badass: He learns several of his signature jutsu, like the Shadow Clones and the Rasengan, and attains Sage Mode much earlier than in canon. He also receives additional training in kenjutsu and fuinjutsu.
  • Adaptational Deviation: How he got his Six Paths Sage Mode here differs from canon. Instead of simply getting it from Hagoromo, gaining chakra from the other Tailed Beasts while simultaneously being Kurama's Jinchuriki resulted in the creating Six Paths chakra.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Downplayed. He's more studious and less prone to get distracted during his days in the ninja academy, but he's by no means smarter than he was in canon.
  • Adaptational Job Change: The epilogue mentions that he was the Jonin-sensei to Mirai, Shizuka, and Seiichi prior to becoming Hokage.
  • All Your Powers Combined: In Chapter 126, he receives part of the chakra from the tailed beasts captured by Akatsuki, gaining access to their powers and abilities.
  • Almighty Janitor: Averted. In a stark contrast to his canon counterpart, Naruto goes up in rank as the story progresses.
  • Battle Couple: Eventually, with Hinata. Being on the same team, they have plenty of opportunities to fight side by side.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To Kaida and Hagane. Orochimaru exploits this by kidnapping them during his invasion so he'll willingly run into an obvious trap.
  • Blow You Away: His main elemental affinity is Wind Release.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He ends up being placed under Kotoamatsukami by Obito during the climax of the Senju Twin Retrieval arc so he'll peacefully turn himself over to Akatsuki, leading Sasuske to have to Beat the Curse Out of Him.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He doesn't even recognize the Sound Trio when they team up in the Search for Roshi arc despite having fought them twice in the past.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Hinata, as the two become friends shortly before enrolling in the ninja academy.
  • Childhood Friends: He befriends the Sand Siblings when Jiraiya takes him along on a diplomatic mission to Suna. He's very happy to see all of them again come the Chunin Exams.
  • Famed in Story: It seems he comes well known after the Fourth War of Sarada's thoughts are accurate.
  • First Friend: A mutual example with Hinata. His friendship gives her a much needed confincence boost that helps her keep her birthright as heiress to the Hyuga clan.
  • Friendly Rivalry: While the two remain just as competitive, his relationship with Sasuke is a lot healther than their canon counterparts.
  • Happily Adopted: He is shown to be very happy as Jiraiya and Tsunade's son.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: A chakra blade, in his case. Two of them, even.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers one during the Fourth War, when the Ten-Tails sucks out Chomei and Gyuki out of Fu and Killer B, leaving them in a near-death state. He briefly loses his will to fight, thinking that he failed everyone, until Hinata snaps him out of it.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Downplayed. While it didn't cost him victory, teaching Hinata and Sakura Tsunade's enhanced strength technique back when they were all in the academy made his fights against them in the Chunin Exams that much harder.
  • Holding Hands: With Hinata, during the climax of the final battle to combine their chakras and create the Golden Avatar of Kalika.
  • Last of His Kind After Fu and Killer B have their Tailed Beasts drained in chapter 129, he becomes the only remaining (current) jinchuriki. He loses this status after the final battle when Fu, Killer B, and a revived Yugito chose to rebond with their Tailed Beasts.
  • Like Brother and Sister: He comes to view Fu as a sister due to their shared jinchuriki status.
  • New Ability Addiction: Getting Sage mode a lot sooner than in canon results in him using it in just about every battle. Eventually, his entire fighting style starts to revolve around it and his other skills (particularly his situational awareness) begin to atrophy, which becomes a problem when Akatsuki finds a way to prevent him from gathering the necessary nature energy to trigger it (something that they were only able to figure out because he used it so much).
  • Not Quite Flight: His Riding the Hurricane jutsu was developed for this purpose, but it is nowhere near as graceful or versatile as Fu or the Hyuga sisters' true flight.
  • Oblivious to Love: Downplayed. He figures out his own feelings for Hinata a lot sooner than his canon counterpart due to having grown up in a far more emotionally healthy environment, but it still takes a third party pointing it out for him to realize that she feels the same way. He also fails to pick up on Kiba and Tamaki's Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • One Degree of Separation: When Naruto becomes a jonin instructor as an adult, all three of his students are family members of people he already has a connection to (his sister, his teacher, and his teammate)
  • Out of Focus: He takes a backseat during the Yugito Nii arc (where the Medical Squad is on focus), being busy with the reconstruction of Takigakure. The first part of the Fourth Ninja War also has him absent from the front lines due to undergoing his Jinchuriki training with Fu and Killer B, with several chapters where he doesn't even appear.
  • Pursuing Parental Perils: His primary motivation for becoming Hokage is to follow in his late biological father's footsteps.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He can freely come and go from the Hyuga Clan compound as he pleases despite the fact that they'd normally never let someone like him get anywhere near the front gates. Notably, it has nothing to do with the fact that he's Hinata's best friend, but rather the fact that Tsunade saved Hikari's life.
  • Super Mode: Like in canon, he gains access to Sage Mode and Kurama's chakra cloak. He eventually receives part of the Tailed Beast's chakra, giving him access to the Six Paths' Chakra to make them even stronger.
  • Tell Me About My Father: Played with. He doesn't really bother asking about his biological parents since Jiraiya and Tsunade already freely told him everything that they knew about them, but a talk with Karin does get him to inquire about the Uzumaki clan.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Even without the emotional significance of Teuchi being the first adult to show him kindness, Ichiraku Ramen is still Naruto's favorite resturant.
  • Unbroken Vigil: He spends two days refusing to leave Hagane's side after he ends up comatose in the hospital before Tsunade tells him to stop blaming himself and forces him to go visit Hinata instead.
  • You Are in Command Now: Kurenai appointed him as the head of the Assault Squad while she was on maternity leave, and later mentioned during her wedding reception that she was planning on turning over the role to him permenantly.

    Hinata Hyuga 

Hinata Hyuga

Eldest daughter of Hiashi and Hikari Hyuga, and heiress apparent of the Hyuga Clan.


  • Adaptational Badass: Aside from receiving additional training in the ninja academy, including better chakra control and elemental ninjutsu, she receives additional training in taijutsu from Tsunade, as well as Rock Lee and Maito Gai. Later in the story, she receives the Tenseigan from Hamura Otsutsuki himself, gaining several new abilities including Psychic Powers and the Avatar of Kalika (counterpart of the Susanoo).
  • Affectionate Nickname: Naruto starts calling her "Hime" after they start dating, a trait he picked up from Jiraiya.
  • Ascended Extra: Being Naruto's teammate, Childhood Friend and (eventually) Love Interest, she becomes a major protagonist here.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Her mother steps down and appoints her as clan head after she obtains the Tenseigan and becomes the most powerful Hyuga alive.
  • Battle Couple: She often fights alongside Naruto, both before and after they become a couple.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Make no mistake: she's as sweet and gentle as in canon, but if you threaten her loved ones, you'll be lucky if you make it out alive. Case in point: she's the only character in the story with multiple Akatsuki kills under her belt.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She and Naruto grow up as best friends thanks to Shizune, and they later start dating after being promoted to Chunin.
  • Combat Medic: She's The Medic of the Assault Squad, having taken a medical course under Tsunade as an elective in the academy (she figured that there are obvious advantages to a medic with x-ray vision).
  • Elemental Punch: Her signature technique is a Lightning Release variation of the Gentle Fist. Her development of if is actually the first sign of the primary theme of her character arc since she's the first Hyuga to think to deviate from the norm.
  • First Friend: A mutual example with Naruto. Her friendship with him curbs his attention seeking habits and leaves him as a much better student in the academy (in addition to making him seem less annoying to their classmates).
  • Flight: After she awakens the Tenseigan, she discovers that she can use the telekinetic abilities it grants her to fly, though she at first needs some instruction from Fu, who is a more experienced flyer.
  • Forgot I Could Fly: After lamenting that she couldn't watch Naruto's match in the Chunin Exam finals because she was in the infirmary, completely forgetting the fact that her Byakugan gives her x-ray vision until her mother reminds her.
  • Generation Xerox: Her mother comments during the Chunin Exam finals that she was very similar to her when she was a child; someone whose softness was misinterpreted as weakness and had to fight for the right to be with the man she loved. They even share a lack of respect for tradition, though Hinata is a lot more overt about it.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Like in canon, she does it to Naruto after he briefly loses his will to fight during the Fourth War.
  • Golden Super Mode: Her Golden Avatar of Kalika, which changes its color and gains a Kitsune-based armor with Kurama's chakra.
  • Grew a Spine: Naruto's friendship helps her break out of her shell and become a confident Lady of War a lot earlier than her canon counterpart.
  • Heir to the Dojo: She retains her birthright as heiress of the Hyuga clan (unlike her canon counterpart, who lost it to her little sister), in part thanks to the fact that Naruto's friendship gave her a confidence boost.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Not herself, but her Avatar of Kalika has two additional arms.
  • Panthera Awesome: She has several lion-themed attacks.
  • Power Nullifier: Her Truth-Seeking Balls can be used to cancel out any chakra based techniques (except for senjutu). After some time to practice, she's eventually able to destroy fuinjustsu without damaging whatever it is bound to (such as the Caged Bird Seal on the former branch family members or Anko's Cursed Seal of Heaven).
  • Rescue Romance: Just like in canon, she falls for Naruto after he protects her from some bullies.
  • Shock and Awe: Lightning Release is her main elemental affinity. She combines it with Gentle Fist techniques.
  • Shrinking Violet: Only as a young child. By the time she graduates from the academy, she remains polite and soft-spoken, but not particularly shy.
  • Spin Attack: Her Heavenly Thunderstorm, a Heavenly Spin imbued with Lightning Release chakra.
  • Super Empowering: She transfers half of Hamura Otsutsuki's chakra to Hanabi, which gives her access to all the same powers that she gains.
  • Super Mode: She has both Sage Mode and the Tenseigan's chakra cloak. When she uses both of them at the same time, it helps her Tenseigan fully mature (since it had been stunted from transferring half her power to Hanabi).
  • Super Strength: Naruto teaches her how to perform Tsunade's enhanced strength technique while they're in the academy, though she rarely uses it except to catch her opponents off guard.
  • Young and in Charge: She's appointed as the head of the Hyuga Clan at age sixteen.

    Haku Yuki 

Haku Yuki

Last known survivor of the Yuki Clan of Kirigakure, and Zabuza's protegé. He enrolled in Konoha's Ninja Academy as part of Zabuza's parole, and eventually became friends with Naruto and Hinata.


  • Adaptation Name Change: He bears the Yuki clan name as his surname.
  • Adaptational Badass: Not being killed off at a young age in addition to having multiple mentors and teammates allowed Haku to become a lot more powerful, such as learning Genjutsu from Kurenai.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While he wasn't actually evil in canon, he still served as a Starter Villain along with Zabuza. Here, he gets the chance to make a meaningful life as a ninja of Konoha.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Canon Haku lived in the Land of Water. While this story still has him born there, he mostly grows up in Konoha and is later grated dual citizenship (represented by him wearing two forehead protectors) at the end of the Kirigakure Civil War.
  • Age Lift: Haku in canon was three years older than Naruto. Here they're treated as being the same age.
  • Ambadassador: Mei appoints him as her official ambassador in Konoha when she becomes Mizukage since his status as a Child of Two Worlds would give him an extra incentive to insure peaceful relations between the two villages.
  • Ascended Extra: Like Hinata, he gets a major role as one of Naruto's teammates, and eventually becomes the Love Interest of Tenten.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: He refers to his parental figures by their given names, though he respects them enough to use proper honorifics (-sama for Zabuza, and -san for Yugao and Hayate).
  • Conflicting Loyalty: As Zabuza's time in Konoha draws to an end in the Kirigakure Civil War arc, he finds himself torn between wanting to go with his master or stay with the friends and loved ones he's made in Konoha. Fortunately, Zabuza makes the choice for him and frees him from his servitude (if in the most Jerkassish way possible to preserve his reputation).
  • Confusion Fu: He often mixes his ice with illusionary versions to keep his oppnents guessing until it's too late to fight back.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And often gets mistaken by one, so he doesn't get offended by it anymore.
  • Flechette Storm: One of his preferred methods of attack is conjuring a rain of razor-sharp ice shards.
  • Foster Kid: He's placed under Hayate and Yugao's custody after Zabuza's arrest and the two treat him as if he was their own flesh and blood. It's implied that they may have legally adopted him during the Time Skip.
  • Giant Flyer: By the Time Skip, he's learned to create ice birds capable of flight to ride on.
  • Has Two Mommies: He considers himself to have three parents: Zabuza and his foster parents Hayate and Yugao.
  • Honorary Uncle: Zabuza and Mei's eldest child calls him "Uncle Haku" in the epilogue.
  • An Ice Person: Being the only known survivor of the Yuki clan, he specializes in Ice Release techniques.
  • It's Personal: He had a much greater incentive in aiding Mei's rebellion than the rest of the Konoha 15, given how his clansmen were all victims of Kirigakure's bloodline purges.
  • Last of His Kind: Just as in canon, he's the only known living member of the Yuki clan after Kirigakure's bloodline purges. At least until his daughters are born in the epilogue.
  • Master of Illusion: Kurenai tutors him in using genjutsu, which he often combines with his ice techniques to confuse his enemies.
  • New Transfer Student: He transfers into the Konoha Ninja Academy after the events of the Uchiha Insurrection as part of a deal with Jiraiya to earn Zabuza's freedom.
  • Not Quite Flight: Subverted. Naruto taught him how to perform his Riding the Hurricane jutsu, but he lacks the chakra reserves to keep it active.
  • Practically Different Generations: The age gap between him and his foster brother Seiichi is about 15 years.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: He ends up in a relationship with Tenten at the end of the Chunin Exam arc. Jiraiya is thrilled, since he wants him to pass on his Ice Release to the next generation.
  • Shooting Lessons From Your Parents: Lampshaded. When he suddenly demonstrates the ability to match Sasuke blow for blow with a sword during the Chunin Exam finals, he points out that all three of his parental figures are swordsmen. It'd be more surprising if they hadn't taught him anything.
  • Sole Survivor: Of Kiri's Yuki clan, the carriers of the Ice Release bloodline limit.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He lives long past the Wave mission, and in fact has nothing to do with it.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Invoked. Jiraiya wants Haku to start a family and bolster Konoha's forces with the Yuki clan's Ice Release, so he sees to it that he is well treated to the point that he'll want to stay once Zabuza's parole has ended. It works.

    Kurenai Yuhi 

Kurenai Sarutobi (née Yuhi)

A jonin who specializes in genjutsu, and leader of the Assault Squad.
  • Action Mom: Unlike in canon, she does not retire from active duty after her daughter Mirai is born.
  • Ascended Extra: As Naruto's jonin sensei, she has a much larger presence in the story than in canon.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After Rin returns from among the dead, she begins to wish the same happened to her former apprentice Yakumo, who'd been presumed dead. And she did get her wish: Yakumo wasn't dead, she'd been taken by Danzo as one of his lackeys.
  • Confusion Fu: She eventually picks up Haku's habit of mixing ninjutsu with genjutsu to confuse her enemies.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She has Earth Release affinity, which is noted to be rare in Konoha.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After her first encounter with Yakumo, she was so shocked by the event that she went to the local bar to drink. Thankfully, Shizune found her and snapped her out of it.
  • Happily Married: To Asuma, and due to him being Spared by the Adaptation they actually get to enjoy their marriage.
  • Not Quite Flight: Naruto teaches her how to perform his Riding the Hurricane jutsu.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted. Her red eyes nearly get her in danger when she gets mistaken for a member of the Uchiha clan and attacked multiple times during their coup.
  • Team Mom
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Tactical Squad/Team Asuma

    Ino Yamanaka 

Ino Yamanaka

Daughter of Inoichi Yamanaka and heiress to the Yamanaka clan. Her family owns a flower shop.


  • Combat Medic: She took the medical ninjutsu elective in the academy and acts as The Medic for Tactical Squad.
  • Dating Catwoman: She and Sai were already in a relationship while he was still a part of Root, and Jiraiya has assigned her to spy on him to gather evidence against Danzo.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father is killed during the Uchiha Insurrection, which causes her to develop a buring hatred for Sasuke (due to him being one of the few surviving Uchiha and the son of the one who did the deed) as well as cause the fallout of her friendship with Sakura.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Shikamaru mentions at one point that she doesn't like people referring to Sai as her boyfriend while she's in earshot.
  • Making a Splash: She has Water Release affinity, which comes in handy when she faces off against Sai due to it being able to wash away his ink techniques.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: She as a "Gossip Sense", which allows her to know whenever one of her friends has developed a crush.
  • The Social Expert
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Sakura, like in canon. They eventually reconcile after defeating Sakon and Ukon.
  • Young and in Charge: She became the head of the Yamanaka clan before she had even turned seventeen.

    Shikamaru Nara 

Shikamaru Nara

Son of Shikaku and Yoshino Nara, and heir to the Nara clan. Smart, but lazy and uninterested in fighting.


  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a pretty smart strategist, but rarely puts the effort into fighting.
  • Casting a Shadow: Like the rest of his clan, he specializes in shadow manipulation jutsus.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like in canon, he's got plenty of moments of this. For instance, when Temari comes looking for a rematch, and he manages to convince her to just chill off and watch the clouds with him:
    Temari: I hate you.
    Shikamaru: I'm sure you do.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Is refered to as "Pinapple Head" due to his hairstyle, though Temari uses it as more of an Insult of Endearment.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: He starts dating Temari at some point during the Time Skip, even making reference to the Girlfriend in Canada trope when Sai asks why he and Choji didn't bring dates to Asuma and Kurenai's wedding.
  • Playing with Fire: He sometimes uses Fire Release jutsu aside from his shadows.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Like in canon, he's the Smart Guy to Temari's Strong Girl.
  • The Strategist: Usually assumes this role with his teammates, often deciding the best course of action and how to use their abilities to the fullest. During the final battle, he's the one who directs the actions of the Konoha 15 to power up the Golden Avatar of Kalika while they're fighting Madara's Six Path Perfect Susanoo.

    Choji Akimichi 

Choji Akimichi

Son of Choza Akimichi, and heir to the Akimichi clan. Shikamaru's closest friend.


  • Berserk Button: As in canon, being called fat.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: More specifically, Dark-Skinned Redhead Karui.
  • Love at First Punch: He first develops an interest in Karui after she beats him in the Chunin Exam finals, which makes a great deal of sense in hindsight given his father's comment about the Akimichi's being a clan of Amazon Chasers.
  • Pen Pals: He starts up a correspondence with Karui after the Chunin Exams. There is a great deal of Ship Tease, though they don't actually become a couple until the eve of the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Sizeshifter: He develops a variation of his clan's body expansion techniques to shrink instead, and manages to use this for both combat and stealth.
  • Through Her Stomach: His first gesture towards Karui after the Chunin exams is giving her a lunch box (actually made by his mother, but he helped make it too).
  • Wreathed in Flames: He has Fire Release, and uses it to create a flaming version of his Human Bullet Tank jutsu in the lead up to the Chunin Exam Finals.
  • You Are in Command Now: Inherits the position as the Akimichi Clan's head after his father dies in the Fourth War.

    Asuma Sarutobi 

Asuma Sarutobi

Son of the former Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi, and (eventual) husband of Kurenai Yuhi.


  • Happily Married: To Kurenai, and he gets to enjoy it more than in canon.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He never faces off against Hidan, and is still alive by the time his daughter is born.
  • Super Mode: Learns Sage Mode from Naruto.
  • Sword Beam: When the above mentioned Super Mode is active, he can throw these by swinging his chakra blades.
  • Team Dad: As usual, he has his moments, like when he comforts Shikamaru after Shikaku is killed in the Fourth Ninja War.
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Animal Squad/Team Kakashi

    Shino Aburame 

Shino Aburame


    Kiba Inuzuka 

Kiba Inuzuka


  • Animal Jingoism: With Tamaki. Or so he wants everyone to think.
  • Beast Man: He can transform into a humanoid werewolf for a power boost by fusing with Akamaru.
  • Canine Companion: He's always seen with Akamaru.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He has Earth Release affinity, though he never actually uses it.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: With Tamaki, when they use their combined transformations with their respective animal partners.
  • Fusion Dance: With Akamaru, they can transform into a giant two-headed wolf, or a humanoid wolf-man for a power boost.
  • Hate at First Sight: He's hostile towards Tamaki from the moment she mentions that she likes cats while introducing herself. Exactly when these feelings became romantic is never specified.
  • Love Epiphany: It's implied that seeing so many of the allied forces losing their loved ones made him realize his own feelings for Tamaki, as he considers confessing to her during Chapter 129. However, they decide to first make it through the war together, and fortunately they survive the ordeal.
  • Official Couple: He and Tamaki finally get together at the end of the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He can do a combo transformation with Akamaru, turning into a humanoid werewolf to boost his strength and agility.
  • Shock and Awe: Being Kakashi's student, he learns to use the Chidori and applies it to some of his techniques.

    Tamaki 

Tamaki


  • Adaptational Badass: She's a kunoichi instead of a civilian here.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Her first appearance in the manga was during the Itachi Pursuit arc. Here she shows up while Naruto is still in the academy.
  • Animal Jingoism: With Kiba. Or so she wants everyone to think.
  • Ascended Extra: While not incredibly important to the overall story, she does have a much larger role than her manga counterpart (who only showed up twice) and is a mainstay of the supporting cast.
  • Ass Kicks You: Her Feline Aerial Bomber technique has her drop herself butt first on her opponent. She later creates an upgraded version called Blazing Feline Aerial Bomber.
  • The Beastmaster: She fights in tandem with her ninja cats Denka and Hina, similar to how Kiba fights with Akamaru.
  • Cat Girl: She can do a combo transformation with Hina to turn into one for a power boost.
  • Cutting the Knot: Having the cat summoning contract, the rest of the Konoha 15 were spared the annoyance of having to hunt down Tora the cat because she could just summon her whenever she ran away.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: With Kiba, when they use the combo transformation with their respective animal partners.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers into the Konoha Ninja Academy after the events of the Uchiha Insurrection.
  • Official Couple: With Kiba at the end of the Fourth Ninja War, sealing the deal with a Big Damn Kiss.
  • Playing with Fire: Has fire affinity.
  • Shock and Awe: Also learns to use the Chidori under Kakashi's tutelage.
  • Wolverine Claws: She uses a pair of clawed gauntlets in battle.

    Kakashi Hatake 

Kakashi Hatake

A jonin who was once a student of Minato Namikaze.


  • Calling the Old Man Out: During his encounter with his father, he takes the chance to tell Sakumo that he hated him for committing suicide and leaving him alone as a child. Once he vents that, however, he finds it in himself to tell Sakumo that he forgives him, giving him the closure to be released from the Edo Tensei.
  • Demoted to Extra: Has less focus than in canon due to no longer being Naruto's jonin sensei. That said, he still gets A Day in the Limelight every once in a while, especially when Obito and Rin are involved.
  • Due to the Dead: In the epilogue, he has swapped out his habit of going to the Memorial Stone for visiting the park that was dedicated to Gai following his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • For Want of a Nail: Unlike canon, he still keeps Obito's Sharingan eye by the end of the story. He also doesn't become Hokage full-time, only assuming interim duties while Jiraiya attends a Kage summit following the end of the Fourth Ninja War.
  • No-Sell: He's the only one who is capable of countering Obito's Kamui given how he has his own variant of the technique, and thus Obito doesn't bother using it when Kakashi and Rin confront him during the Fourth Shinobi War Arc.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He isn't among the (temporary) casualties of the Akatsuki invasion.
  • Staking the Loved One: He ends up having to face his resurrected father during the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Tranquil Fury: When he starts piecing together what happened behind Rin's death and Obito's Face–Heel Turn, he traps Zetsu in the Kamui dimension, with the heavy implication that he's gonna force him to spill the beans about it.
  • You Are in Command Now: Subverted. At the end of the Fourth War, Jiraiya appoints him as temporary Hokage while he and Tsunade attend another Kage Summit, but assures him he'll reclaim the seat when he gets back.

Medical Squad/Team Shizune

    Sakura Haruno 

Sakura Haruno


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Downplayed. While she has a crush on Sasuke like in canon, she gets to know him more in-depth as they grow together, and by the time they start dating, he's toned down a lot of the worse aspects of his personality.
  • Combat Medic: Much like in canon, she was trained as a medical ninja by Tsunade, although she learned it in the academy as opposed to becoming her apprentice.
  • Demoted to Extra: She gets hit with this a lot harder than Sasuke or Kakashi did, since they at least still have major ties to the overall plot.
  • Drunk with Power: Briefly Played for Laughs. When Naruto teaches her how to use her chakra to increase her physical strength, she's delighted after she instantly takes to it, and starts destroying trees while going on a mad cackle.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: After the changes in the academy curriculum caused her to start trailing behind her classmates, Ino started calling her "the pink punching bag".
  • Healing Factor: She learns Tsunade's Ninja Art: One Hundred Healings, one of the most powerful healing jutsu. It comes in handy during the final battle, as it powers up the Golden Avatar of Kalika with self-regenerative capacities.
  • Poisonous Person: Shizune taught her how to use the Poison Mist Jutsu, which she uses against Naruto during their match in the Chunin Exam preliminaries.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her Iron Skin jutsu turns her hair metallic silver and her skin brown.
  • Super Toughness: Her Iron Skin jutsu makes her body as tough as metal, though she can only perform it in short bursts due to the chakra drain.
  • Superpower Lottery: She has a rare dual elemental affinity (Earth and Water), though she can't perform any of their combined variants like Wood or Mud Release.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Ino, like in canon. They eventually reconcile after defeating Sakon and Ukon.

    Karin Uzumaki 

Karin Uzumaki

A descendant of the Uzumaki clan, who arrived to Konoha with her mother searching for living relatives.


  • Adaptation Name Change: She bears the Uzumaki clan name as her surname.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Canon Karin grew up in Kusagakure instead of Konoha.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She's first introduced during the academy arc, a good eight years earlier in the timeline than her canon counterpart.
  • Adaptational Heroism: She never works for Orochimaru here, instead growing up as a loyal shinobi of Konoha.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: At first, like Sakura, she develops a crush on Sasuke, but eventually she gets fed up with his attitude problems, and moves on to Neji, who is much nicer to her.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When the members of the Medical Squad were making their introductions, she said her dream was to restore the Uzumaki clan to its former glory. Given how she was a preteen at the time, it probably didn't occur to her that she'd have to personally give birth all those new clan members.
  • Chain Pain: She often uses the Adamantine Sealing Chains, one of the Uzumaki Clan's signature techniques, either to attack or restrict her enemies.
  • Combat Medic: Like Sakura, she was trained in medical ninjutsu by Tsunade.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Played for laughs at the beginning of the Kirigakure Civil War arc where she isn't sure who to cheer for during a sparring match between Sasuke and Neji because one of them is her teammate and the other is her boyfriend.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father died protecting her and her mother from a kidnapping when she was a child.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She has Earth Release affinity.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Her relationship with Neji is kicked off when she heals his wounds after his fight against Sasuke.
  • Has a Type: Both the boys she shows attraction to in the story have many things in common, being young ninja prodigies descended from prominent Konoha clans, with cold and aloof attitudes. However, the defining factor in her choosing Neji over Sasuke is that the former is more polite and shows gratitude to her after she heals him.
  • Mundane Luxury: Having spent her early childhood constantly moving with her mother out of fear of being captured by people who wanted to use them for being a part of the Uzumaki bloodline, she considers "having a permanent home" to be exceptional enough to include in a list of things she likes.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers into the Konoha Ninja Academy after the events of the Uchiha Insurrection.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: She ends up in a relationship with Neji after losing her crush on Sasuke.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Downplayed. Her status as Naruto's closing living biological relative is actually addressed here and they refer to each other with Japanese Sibling Terminology.
  • Resigned to the Call: Subverted. She very nearly becomes the jinchuriki of Kurama's Yin half (something that she was... less than enthused about) but Obito escapes with it before they have the chance to seal it in her.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: She tries to push Sakura together with Lee after finding out about his crush on her so she can have Sasuke for herself. It doesn't last very long, since she loses interest in Sasuke soon afterwards.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her crush on Sasuke starts transferring to Neji because he's actually grateful for her healing, even buying her lunch as thanks afterwards.
  • Super Mode: She gains Sage Mode under Naruto's tutalage, which supercharges her natural sensor abilities in addition to its other benefits.
  • Super Strength: Naruto teaches her how to perform Tsunade's enhanced strength technique while they're in the academy, though she only uses it when her normal skill set won't work.

    Sasuke Uchiha 

Sasuke Uchiha

One of the last few survivors of the Uchiha clan, along with Itachi and Shisui. Being the youngest of them, he has a harder time coping with his clan's current reputation.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: Unlike canon, he doesn't lose his left arm at the end of the story.
  • Adaptational Badass: He awakens the Mangekyo Sharingan at the end of Part I, and has an eye surgery to transplant eyes with Itachi, allowing him to gain early access to Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and Susanoo.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike in canon, he does not defect from Konoha or become a missing-nin at any point.
  • Adaptational Job Change: He becomes a Jonin-sensei in the epilogue instead of acting as a lone agent for the village.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He retains much of his Part I personality, managing to keep his anger and pride issues mostly in check thanks to the influence of Shisui and Itachi, and knowing the truth about his clan.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He only can summon hawks as opposed to hawks and snakes and as per Word of God, will not be getting a Rinnegan.
  • Bash Brothers: During the Fourth Ninja War, with Itachi.
  • Berserk Button: Do not bring up the Uchiha Insurrection around him. Neji made the mistake of pushing that one a little bit too hard during their match in the Chunin Exam preliminaries and he nearly ended up having to be hospitalized.
  • Death from Above: His most powerful Lightning Release jutsu, the Kirin, summons a massive lightning bolt from the sky. It's powerful enough to knock Kurama's Yin half, albeit only temporarily.
  • Demoted to Extra: While he's still has a fairly large presence, it's nowhere near the level of his manga counterpart.
  • Family Honor: This is a major motivator for Sasuke, though for entirely different reasons than his canon counterpart. Here, Itachi and Shisui fail to prevent the Uchiha coup, which resulted in massive civilian and ninja casualties. The two of them and Sasuke become pariahs due to their clansmen's actions as the only three survivors and Sasuke's primary goal is to restore his family's good name.
  • Flaming Sword: Sasuke's Fire Release: Burning Edge coats the blade of his katana with fire. His Susanoo can also set its own blade into the black flames of Amaterasu.
  • Friendless Background: Due to the Uchiha Insurrection, Sasuke ends up a pariah much like Naruto was in canon. The only ones who really liked him for most of his time in the academy were Sakura, Karin, and Tamaki (the former two having a crush on him and the latter's family being a longtime ally of the Uchiha clan).
  • Friendly Rivalry: Unlike in canon, his relationship with Naruto is a lot healthier, even if they're still competitive.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He dislikes the fact that Natsu has feelings for Itachi, something that both Sakura and Shizune rib him over.
  • The One Guy: He's the only male member of the Medical Squad (and the only one who isn't a medic-nin).
  • Playing with Fire: One of his main elemental affinities is Fire Release.
  • Plasma Cannon: He can create a pseudo-Plasma Release by channeling fire and lightning in each of his swords and bringing them together.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Like in canon, his Susanoo's chakra is purple.
  • Shock and Awe: His secondary elemental affinity is Lightning Release.
  • Shoot the Medic First: His role on the Medical Squad is specifically to prevent this.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: Justified. Considering that he knew Madara came back from the dead before because his corpse was left intact, it's no wonder he chooses to incinerate it with Amaterasu to make sure he stays dead.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: He first awoke his Sharingan when he wakes up the day after the Uchiha Insurrection and Itachi tells him what happened and the Mangekyo when Obito tricks him into thinking that he accidentally killed Naruto.
  • Wreathed in Flames: His Burning Man technique covers his body in flames that both protect him from enemies and give a boost to his speed and strength.
  • You Are in Command Now: Shizune appointed him as the temporary head of the Medical Squad while she was on maternity leave due to him being the only one among the trio above genin rank at the time.

    Shizune Kato 

Shizune Uchiha (née Kato)

Foster daughter of Jiraiya and Tsunade, and niece of Tsunade's late boyfriend Dan. Trained as a medic-nin by the latter, she eventually becomes the jonin sensei of the medical squad.


  • Action Mom: She gives birth to two children during the Time Skip and remains an active ninja throughout (barring her maternal leave).
  • Adaptational Badass: She gets to show off more of her combat abilities than in canon, but it really drives home when she learns to use Sage Mode.
  • Adaptational Job Change: From being the Hokage's assistant in canon to a Jonin-sensei in the fanfic.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Unlike in canon, she uses her late uncle's surname Kato, at least until she marries Shisui and takes the Uchiha surname.
  • Ascended Extra: Being Naruto's older sister and the jonin instructor of the medical squad, she has a much bigger presence in the story compared to her canon counterpart.
  • Battle Couple: With Shisui.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Shizune is a caring and gentle woman, whether it be to her adopted siblings, her students, or her husband and children. Of course, one should not forget that she was personally trained by one of the Sannin and specializes in choking her opponents to death with poisonous gas.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: While she's treated as the eldest of Tsunade and Jiraiya's children, she always refers to them by their names (or title in Jiraiya's case, after he becomes Hokage) and the honorific "-sama". The closest she comes to call them parents is when she teasingly refering to Tsunade as Shiro's "grandma".
  • Combat Medic: Having been personally trained by the greatest medical-nin on the planet, Shizune has both killing a member of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist and running a hospital during a major crisis on her list of accomplishments.
  • Cool Big Sis: She is a major influence to Naruto in his early years (most prominently, she was directly responsible for him becoming friends with Hinata). This also extends to Kaida and Hagane after they're born.
  • Happily Adopted: While never officially adopted like Naruto was, she is treated as Jiraiya and Tsunade's daughter in every way that matters (Tsunade even refers to Shiro and Shizuka as her grandkids).
  • Happily Married: She's shown to have a very loving life with Shisui, both emotionally and physically.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Itachi, who is ten years her junior.
  • Knight Templar Parent: She (understandably) becomes very protective of her children after their attempted kidnapping to the point of demanding that a squad of highly trained jonin be assigned as babysitters instead of the usual genin.
  • Making a Splash: She has Water Release affinity.
  • Mama Bear: She and her husband go on the warpath after their children are kidnapped, fully prepared to murder Danzo and any of his subordinates that get in the way.
  • Morality Chain: Discussed. When the two of them go to hunt down Danzo, Shisui notes that he'll be emotionally relying on her to make sure that he doesn't fully give in to his inner darkness.
  • Poisonous Person: Her preferred method of attack usually involves poison.
  • Practically Different Generations: She's a lot older her younger siblings (even without mentioning the twins, there's 16 years between her and Naruto). In fact, Naruto, Hagane, and Kaida are actually closer in age to her infant children than they are to her.
  • Samaritan Relationship Starter: Itachi was one the first people to not treat Naruto as a monster for being a jinchuriki, something which puts him in Shizune's good book and would lead to a lifelong friendship between the two.
  • Servile Snarker: Unlike in canon, she has no problem giving Tsunade sassy comments to her face, especially when it comes to her gambling vices. It's implied that Naruto's rebellious nature rubbed off on her.
  • Shipper on Deck: She is quick to notice that Hinata has a crush on Naruto and gives her the little push she needs to become friends with him.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She isn't among the (temporary) casualties of the Akatsuki invasion.
  • Staking the Loved One: She ends up facing her resurrected uncle during the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Super Mode: Learns Sage Mode from Naruto.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: She tries to pull this on her uncle Dan when he's brought back as part of Orochimaru's Edo Tensei army, but Orochimaru pulls a Villain Override to keep her from doing so.
  • Uptown Girl: While it's never directly addressed in the story, there was a rather large social gap between her and Shisui when they started dating. Her foster father had just been appointed Hokage while he was the head of a newly disgraced clan.

Close Combat Squad/Team Gai

    Neji Hyuga 

Neji Hyuga

A member of the Hyuga's Branch Family, son of Hizashi Hyuga and Hinata's cousin.


  • Adaptational Badass: He learns how to use the Celestial Gates, which drastically improves his (already impressive) taijutsu.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Due to his father's survival, he never develops a hatred for the Hyuga's main family. And while he keeps his fatalist views, he never uses it to look down on anyone.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Eventually develops a relationship with Karin.
  • Oblivious to Love: He completely fails to pick up on Karin's feelings for him until Hikari spells it out for him, much to the latter's exasperation.
  • Removed Achilles' Heel: Once Hinata figures out how to erase the Caged Bird Seal, he and the rest of the Branch Hyugas get it removed altogether (he even volunteered to be the very first test subject).
  • Second Love: For Karin, once she gets over her crush on Sasuke.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He survives through the Fourth Ninja War, even taking part in the final battle along with his peers.
  • When He Smiles: A non-romantic example. Naruto takes notice that he (along with the rest of the Branch House Hyugas) seems unusually happy after the Caged Bird Seal is removed from him.
  • You Are in Command Now: He becomes the new leader of the close combat squad upon Gai's death.

    Rock Lee 

Rock Lee

A youth whose dream is to be a great ninja despite not being able to use ninjutsu or genjutsu, relying only on taijutsu.


  • Berserk Button: Do not insult his sensei in front of him, period.
  • Celibate Hero: Aside from his early crush on Sakura, he never shows any interest in romance and remains the only member of the Konoha 15 who doesn't have a significant other (or implied significant other in Kiba and Tamaki's case) by the time the Fourth Ninja War rolls around. Averted by the epilogue, where it's revealed he married Yakumo.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Like in canon, he can only fight using taijutsu and is really good at it.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: He's a Badass Normal who is probably one of the greatest hand-to-hand combatants on the planet, while his eventual wife is a physically frail Master of Illusion.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted. He pulls through the battle against Mizuki (who was using his Cursed Seal at the time) and defeats him through sheer force of will and endurance.
  • Parental Abandonment: He's specified to be an orphan whose parents died the night of the Kyubi attack.
  • Pursuing Parental Perils: He briefly mentions to Sakura during her endurance training that he was told his parents died protecting him on the night of the Kyubi attack, and his drive for becoming a skilled ninja is fueled by wanting to protect others just like they protected him (well, that and make Gai proud of him).

    Tenten 

Tenten


  • Adaptational Badass: Gai teaches her how to use the Celestial Gates in the lead up to the Chunin Exams, though unlike with Lee, Neji, and Gai himself she uses it to enhance her weapon mastery instead of unarmed combat. She's also the only one among her team to be promoted to Chunin on her first try.
  • Adaptational Job Change: In the epilogue, she's working as an Academy teacher instead of a weapon store owner.
  • Energy Bow: Inspired by Naruto's chakra blade, she invents a bow capable of channeling the user's chakra into an energy arrow (including elemental releases), thus eliminating the need for physical ammo.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Has expertise in the use of all sorts of weapons, both melee and ranged ones.
  • Shock and Awe: It's mentioned at several points that she has Lightning Release affinity, though she hasn't actually practiced any elemental jutsu.
  • Spell Blade: She specializes in the Chakra Flow technique which can be used to power up objects (it was noted that she was the only one of her graduating class to take the course in the academy). When combining it with the Celestial Gates, she can turn an ordinary kunai into an armor-piercing projectile that causes a small explosion when it finally embeds into the ground.
  • Tragic Dream: Tenten idolized Tsunade and wanted pursue a career as a Combat Medic to be like her. Unfortunately, she proved to have no potential whatsoever when it came to medicine.

    Maito Gai 

Maito Gai


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Sure, he can get a bit too enthusiastic about youth (to the embarrassment of his students), but he's still one of Konoha's best ninjas, and possibly the master when it comes to taijutsu.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Like student, like teacher.
  • Death by Adaptation: Unlike in canon, he dies during the fourth ninja war after delivering his strongest attack on Madara Uchiha.
  • Fighting with Chucks: When fighting unarmed isn't enough, he brings along a pair of nunchakus.
  • Generation Xerox: As Chiyo points out, he died the exact same was as his father: protecting his comrades by using all eight Celestial Gates to defeat a vastly more powerful opponent.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Just like in canon, he fights against Madara Uchiha one on one, and unlike canon, he does not survive the battle.
  • Memorial Statue: He had an entire park dedicated in his honor after his death, with a large statue of him doing his nice guy pose near the entrance. Kakashi makes a point of regularly visiting it, much like how he previously did with Obito's name on the Memorial Stone.
  • No Body Left Behind: After delivering his final attack on Madara, he disintegrates into ash.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Part of the reason he couldn't kill Madara was because he spent a huge chunk of energy in destroying the meteors to save as many lives as possible. Nevertheless, Madara later admits he did fear for his life, and he might have succeeded had his final attack struck his head.

All-Purpose Squad/Team Tenzo

    Kaida and Hagane Senju 

Kaida and Hagane Senju

Jiraiya and Tsunade's twin biological children. Kaida awakened Hashirama's Wood Release, while Hagane developed a new bloodline limit that makes his elemental affinity Nature itself, and allows him to give others chakra and power boosts.


  • Blow You Away: Half of Hagane's jutsu are wind-based.
  • Catchphrase: Kaida will usually complain "I'm the closest thing Konoha has to a princess" whenever she feels that she's being forced to do something that she believes is below her station (like using her Wood Release to patch up the lawn).
  • Convenient Coma: Hagane ends up in a coma after being caught in an explosion while facing Toneri during the Roshi mission, not recovering until the Akatsuki invasion. It would have made him an easy target for Root's Operation: Rising Phoenix, but Tsunade just happened to have stopped by to check on him while on a break at the hospital when the kidnappers showed up.
  • Damsel in Distress: They're both kidnapped by the Sound Five during the Sound Invasion, leading Naruto and the rest of the Konoha 15 to mount a rescue mission.
  • Girlish Pigtails: How Kaida styles her hair.
  • Green Thumb: Kaida inherited her great-grandfather's Wood Release and is the only living character in the story who came by it naturally as opposed to Bio-Augmentation.
  • Mystical White Hair: They both inherited their father's white hair, and both possess rare Bloodline Limits.
  • Original Character: Neither of them exist in canon.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Hagane is the more mature and level-headed of the two, while Kaida tends to be more childish and sometimes a bit bratty.
  • Shipper on Deck: Both of them ship their older brother with Hinata.
  • Sibling Team: They're eventually grouped together in the same genin team, along with Hanabi Hyuga (who might as well count as an in-law since her sister is dating their brother).
  • Shock and Awe: The other half of Hagane's jutsu are lightning-based.
  • Super Empowering: Hagane can give others chakra boosts with his bloodline limit.
  • Superpower Lottery: Both of them have powerful bloodline limits. Konohamaru even complains about the two of them and Hanabi being on the same team in the "Hanabi Gaiden" because it's too overpowered.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Downplayed. At first it seems they needed to be in close proximity to each other for their powers to awaken, but they're later shown to be able to control their abilities at will independently.

    Hanabi Hyuga 

Hanabi Hyuga

Hinata's younger sister.


  • Adaptational Badass: Thanks to being given part of Hamura's chakra by Hinata, she gains several new powers and abilities she didn't have in canon.
  • Badass in Distress: She is ambushed and captured by Root as part of Operation: Rising Phoenix while she was running some errands, though Hinata notes after rescuing her that they never would have been able to capture her had it been a straight fight even with her being outnumbered.
  • Big Sister Worship: Even moreso than in canon. She even emulates her elemental techniques out of a desire to be just like her.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She's the main character of the Hanabi Gaiden spinoff.
  • Drunk with Power: While it's only hinted at during the main story that she's a bit too excited after receiving the Tenseigan from Hinata, the Hanabi Gaiden shows that she was very close to fall into this.
  • Elemental Punch: In an effort to mimic her older sister, she develops a fire varient of the Gentle Fist.
  • Flight: Like Hinata, once she awakens the Tenseigan she's able to learn how to use its telekinetic powers to achieve flight, though she needs instruction from Fu at first.
  • Girls Have Cooties: Gender flipped. She found the idea of kissing to be gross when she was a child, though Hinata tells her she'll understand when she's older. Humorously, she's one of a very short list of canon characters who isn't shown to have a significant other in the epilogue.
  • Hidden Depths: While she genuinely loves and admires her older sister, deep down she harbors a bit of an Inferiority Superiority Complex in regards to her. There's also the fact that she wants to be strong to keep her loved ones safe whatever it takes, due to being powerless to prevent her father's death during the Uchiha Insurrection.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When she unleashes her power and (accidentally) kills the Hyugas who were conspiring to murder her along with her sister and mother, she tries to ease her mind by telling herself that they deserved it and she had to protect her family. It doesn't work, however, and she remains visibly unnerved afterwards.
  • Necessarily Evil: She veers dangerously close to this trope during her sidestory, deciding that she'll do whatever it takes to keep her loved ones safe. Thankfully, Konohamaru snaps her out of it.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Her relationship with Konohamaru develops into this in her gaiden, with a dash of Friendly Rivalry.
  • Playing with Fire: She has Fire Release affinity and uses it to create her own fire variations of her sister's Lightning techniques.
  • Shipper on Deck: Hanabi is very supportive of her sister's relationship with Naruto.
  • Super Mode: She underwent Sage Mode training under Naruto and she has access to the Tenseigan's chakra cloak thanks to Hinata giving her half of Hamura Otsutsuki's chakra.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She veers dangerously close to this trope after she awakens the Tenseigan in her side story, since her desire to be strong to protect her loved ones causes her to slip into being extremely ruthless and losing control of her powers. Thankfully, she's snapped out of it after she fights Konohamaru and accidentally takes out his eye when she goes overboard.

    Tenzo 

Tenzo

A former ANBU captain who survived Orochimaru's experiments and gained Hashirama's Wood Release. Becomes the jonin sensei of Hanabi Hyuga and the Senju twins.

The Hyuga Clan

    Hiashi Hyuga 

Hiashi Hyuga

Leader of the Hyuga Clan, and father of Hinata and Hanabi.


  • Death by Adaptation: He's killed by Obito during the Uchiha Insurrection.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: One of the few males Hyugas who avert this trope, according to his wife.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Obito kills him via a stab to the chest with a katana.
  • Overprotective Dad: He forbids an eight year old Naruto and Hinata from being alone together and insists on his wife chaperoning them when the go to get some ramen. This despite him actually liking Naruto and approving of their friendship.

    Hikari Hyuga 

Hikari Hyuga

Hiashi's wife, and mother of Hinata and Hanabi.


  • Adult Fear: During the Akatsuki invasion, she's visibly worried when her daughters are fighting Toneri. Considering the latter's obsession with them, it's no surprise.
  • Ascended Extra: She only shows up in a flashback in the anime and doesn't even exist in the manga. Here, she's a member of the supporting cast.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: It's implied that she was friends with Kushina when the latter was alive, and their children are in a relationship.
  • Death by Childbirth: Averted. Misdiagnosed complications from Hanabi's birth nearly ended up killing her due to the infection going untreated for several years, though with Tsunade's help she was able to make a full recovery (save for being rendered barren from the damage that had already been done).
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": She insists that Neji call her "Aunt Hikari" instead of "Hikari-sama" since her stepping down as clan head and Hinata abolishing the separation between the main and branch families means that they're social equals.
  • Good Parents: Despite being somewhat stern, she's very loving and supporting towards her daughters.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: In both appearance and personality, she and Hinata are very much alike.
  • Making a Splash: She metions early on that her elemental affinity is Water Release, though she's never actually had a use for it. She eventually applies it to her daughter's elemental Gentle Fist technique by the time of the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Named by the Adaptation: She was never given a name in the anime.
  • Shipper on Deck: Quickly takes notice of Hinata's crush on Naruto, and fully supports it. She also acts this way towards Neji's relationship with Karin.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: For the most part of the story she's portrayed as a kind and polite woman, who is very loving towards her daughters. The Steel part shows during the Akatsuki Invasion and Fourth Ninja War arcs, where she's seen in combat and proves why she's the clan's head.
  • Staking the Loved One: She ends up facing her revived husband in the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Hinata certainly views her mother this way. It's the main reason why she admires her so much and tries to emulate her.
  • You Are in Command Now: Both on the giving and receiving end. She becomes head of the Hyuga clan after her husband is killed in the Uchiha insurrection, and later steps down when Hinata develops the Tenseigan.

    Hizashi Hyuga 

Hizashi Hyuga

Hiashi's twin brother, and father of Neji.


  • Removed Achilles' Heel: Like the rest of the Branch Hyugas, he eventually gets his Caged Bird Seal removed. This actually saves him during the Fourth Ninja War, as when he faces his revived brother Hiashi, the latter's attempt to activate it fails.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Thanks to the intervention of Jiraiya and Tsunade, the Hyuga affair is solved without him having to sacrifice his life.

    Natsu Hyuga 

Natsu Hyuga

A maid from the Hyuga's branch family, and caretaker of Hanabi.


  • Hidden Depths: When talking to Itachi, she admits to have held some resentment for the Main Hyuga family, wishing that she could be something else than just a maid or caretaker.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: For Itachi.
  • Removed Achilles' Heel: Once Hinata figures out how to erase the Caged Bird Seal, she and the rest of the Branch Hyugas get it removed altogether.
  • Rescue Romance: She develops a crush on Itachi after he protects her and several other Hyugas during the Akatsuki invasion.

The Uchiha Clan

    Itachi Uchiha 

Itachi Uchiha

Sasuke's older brother.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: His disease is caught in the early stages thanks to him not going undercover with Akatsuki, and is given treatment before it can become serious.
  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed, but here he gets the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan after Sasuke awakens his own Mangekyo, and as such can use Tsukuyomi, Amaterasu, and Susanoo without worrying about going blind.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed. He was always technically a hero, it's just that here it's a public status rather than being The Mole.
  • Adaptational Job Change: Because the Uchiha jump the gun and rebel before Hiruzen and the Elders could do anything, Itachi no longer serves as The Mole within Akatsuki, and simply takes up Jiraiya's job as a spy.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Sasuke, obviously.
  • Commuting on a Bus: He often comes and goes out of Konoha to carry out his spy duties and report his findings.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's about ten years younger than Shizune, but the two have been close friends since at least when he was a preteen.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His Susanoo carries the Mirror of Yata, an (almost) indestructible shield capable of reflecting attacks.
  • Morality Chain: His presence helps curb Sasuke's ego and keeps him from going AWOL.
  • Only One Name: He is briely disowned from the Uchiha clan due to his refusal to support their planned coup. It ends up being rescinded after Shisui is appointed as the new clan head and he regains his last name.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Sasuke never kills him since he never faked going AWOL, and his illness is caught and treated when the first symptoms show up, and survives all the way through the Fourth Ninja War.
  • The Spymaster: Jiraiya appoints him the head of Konoha's spy network upon becoming Hokage.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: His Mangekyo Sharingan awakened after he was forced to kill his father in battle.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Much like his canon counterpart. At age seven he was willing to look past the public opinion and trust Shizune that Naruto wasn't dangerous, and Hiruzen was already considering him to one day succeed him as Hokage when he was thirteen (though his Hero with Bad Publicity status due to the Uchiha Insurrection probably nipped that potential career in the bud).
  • The Worf Effect: His Susanoo's shield gets cracked by his father's own Susanoo with its dual blade, to drive the point home of how powerful the latter is.

    Shisui Uchiha 

Shisui Uchiha

Itachi's close friend and cousin, appointed as the head of the remaining Uchiha in the wake of the insurrection.
  • Abled in the Adaptation: Canon Shisui actually lost both eyes before his death (one stolen by Danzo and the other willingly given to Itachi). Here he only loses the first one and eventually gets it back.
  • Action Dad: He's a father of two post-Time Skip and considered to be one of the most powerful ninja in Konoha.
  • Adaptational Badass: Here he learns how to use Senjutsu.
  • Ascended Extra: A Posthumous Character in canon, here he plays a much bigger role.
  • Battle Couple: He and Shizune fight side by side after their children are kidnapped.
  • Blade on a Stick/This Is a Drill: His Susanoo's main weapon is a spear with a drill-like tip.
  • Disability-Negating Superpower: He relies on his Sharingan for depth perception after Danzo steals one of his eyes. One of the things he's happiest about after getting his eye back is not having to do that anymore.
  • Disabled Love Interest: He loses his eye to Danzo shortly before he and Shizune start dating, just like what happened to him in canon. He eventually gets it back, though.
  • Happily Married: He and Shizune are shown to have a loving marriage, both emotionally and physically.
  • Likes Older Women: He's four years younger than Shizune, meaning that he would have been a teenager when they started dating while she was in her early twenties.
  • My Greatest Failure: Much to Sasuke's surprise, it isn't the Uchiha Insurrection but the death of his rival Shunichi (who ended up dying because he tried to teach him some humility by refusing to help him fight someone far above his level) that he considers to be his worst mistake, because at least in case of the former he did everything he could to prevent it.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: According to what he tells Sasuke, Shunichi's family won't let him forget that he was responsible for his death, something he's come to accept because he knows they're right.
  • Papa Wolf: While he already had a laundry list of reasons to want Danzo dead, it's only after his children are kidnapped that he tries to kill him.
  • Promotion to Parent: By virtue of being the oldest living Uchiha after the insurrection, he's this to both Itachi and Sasuke.
  • Removed Achilles' Heel: After he undergoes Sage Mode training, he's able to offset the usual handicaps of the Mangekyo Sharingan, even able to use Susanoo at full power once he regains his lost eye.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Itachi doesn't let him commit suicide, unlike in canon.
  • Stepford Smiler: Downplayed. While he's genuinely upbeat and nice, he does carry his fair share of emotional burden over causing Shunichi's death and failing to prevent the Uchiha Insurrection, but he's learned to cope with it in a positive way.
  • Super Mode: He learns Sage Mode from Naruto. He can use it to enhance his Susanoo and stop his eyesight from deteriorating, since he doesn't have an Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.
  • You Are in Command Now: Is appointed as the new head of the Uchiha Clan by Jiraiya by virtue of being the oldest one left after their insurrection.

    Fugaku Uchiha 

Fugaku Uchiha

Itachi and Sasuke's father, and the last leader of the Uchiha Clan before the insurrection.


  • The Bus Came Back: In the Fourth Ninja War, he's revived as an Edo Tensei zombie and fights his two sons.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Zigzagged. He still dies at Itachi's hands, but this time he dies in battle rather than allowing his son to peacefully kill him.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: His Mangekyo Sharingan has access to Okuninushi, a jutsu that creates negative-colored afterimages of the user. These can either follow the user's movements, or be controlled to attack independently.
  • Double Weapon: His Susanoo wields two swords that can be combined into a dual-bladed one. And it can also be thrown to attack from a distance.
  • I Have No Son!: He disowned Itachi due to his refusal to support the clan in their coup.
  • Offing the Offspring: Subverted. He thought he had sucessfully killed Itachi in their battle, but it quickly turned out to have been a clone. However, those few seconds before he realized the truth were enough to activate his Mangekyo Sharingan.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Played with. His Susanoo is black with red outlines, but he never used it when he was alive (since he awakened the Mangekyo Sharingan just before he died). And while he's an antagonist when he uses it in the Fourth Ninja War, this time he's not even a willing one.
  • Take Care of the Kids: His last words were requesting that Itachi care for Sasuke.
  • Villain Has a Point: He points out during the Uchiha Insurrection that the position of Hokage is nothing but a succession of likeminded individuals in a Master-Apprentice Chain that keeps the status quo from changing and the inheritors of the Senju clan's will in power. Hiruzen admits to himself that he is right on some level.

    Mikoto Uchiha 

Mikoto Uchiha

Itachi and Sasuke's mother, and Fugaku's wife.


    Shiro and Shizuka Uchiha 

Shiro and Shizuka Uchiha

Shizune and Shisui's infant children born during the Time Skip. Shiro is the elder of the two by about a year and a half.


  • Alliterative Family: Both of their names start with "Shi", just like their parents. There was quite a bit of groaning and eye rolling when Shizuka's name was announced.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Shiro was an in-universe example in the months leading up to his birth, with the entire village torn between either being excited about more Sharingan users being born or wishing that the "Red Eyed Demons" would just die before they had a chance to pull another coup.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Both of them are kidnapped by Root as part of Operation: Rising Phoenix due to their Uchiha heritage.
  • Original Character: Neither of them existed in canon, given how their parents never met and their father died long before they would have been born.

Konoha's elders

    Hiruzen Sarutobi 

Hiruzen Sarutobi

Third Hokage of Konoha, who came out of retirement after Minato's death.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Mito calls him "Saru".
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Despite having a near-death experience during the Uchiha Insurrection, he manages to pull through and continues to play a supporting role well into the Fourth Ninja War, until he's killed off by Edo Tensei!Mito Uzumaki.
  • Old Soldier: Despite his age, he still has it in him when there's the need to fight.

    Danzo Shimura 

Danzo Shimura

One of Konoha's elders, and founder of Root. Has done many questionable things in his bid to pave his way to become Hokage.


  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed. He's still way past his prime, but here he gains better control of his Wood Release thanks to Orochimaru's experiments and using Rin's severed finger.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Since he doesn't get the chance to implant Shisui's eye, he substitutes it for one he took from Fugaku Uchiha, who has a different Mangekyo Sharingan with access to Okuninushi instead of Kotoamatsukami.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Played with. Most of his crimes are things that he actually did in canon, they just never came to light there until after his death. Also the one major thing he does here that he didn't do in the manga (leaking the location of the jinchuriki to Akatsuki) was only due to being under mind control.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Like in canon, he's willing to do anything to pave the way to become Hokage.
  • The Bus Came Back: He's brought back as an Edo Tensei zombie by Orochimaru during the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He devised counters to just about all of his subordiante's techniques on the off chance that they betrayed him including Yakumo's otherwise inescapable genjutsu.
  • Hypocrite: When Hiruzen calls him out on his actions weakening Konoha rather than strenghening it, he has the gall to call Hiruzen on not killing Orochimaru when he had the chance. Nevermind that he willingly collaborated with Orochimaru, especially to get plenty of Bio-Augmentation himself.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When he's confronted about his actions by Shizune and Shisui, he states that "he'll always do what is right for Konoha" no matter what others believe of him.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: He gets away scot-free about having stolen Shisui's eye, due to said eye getting stolen from him as well. Karma eventually catches up to him when his treachery with Konoha is exposed, forcing him to escape with Orochimaru, and shortly after Obito uses a Kotoamatsukami-induced Trigger Phrase to make him kill himself once he's fulfilled his purpose.
  • Karmic Death: After using and discarding many people to further his own ambitions, he's forced to commit suicide under mind-control once he's of no more use to Obito.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Considering that he spent his life using people like puppets to push forward his personal ambitions, being brought back as an Edo Tensei zombie and used as a puppet is a rather fitting punishment.
  • More Than Mind Control: Played with. Obito used Kotoamatsukami to implant an idea in Danzo's subconscious, of letting Akatsuki gather the Tailed Beasts in one place so they could take them back for Konoha, playing up on the man's personal ambitions to undermine the village's efforts with him none the wiser. But he still implanted a Trigger Phrase to activate full control once he had fulfilled his purpose.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Obito uses a Kotoamatsukami-induced Trigger Phrase to make him blow himself up after he delivers him one of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes.
  • Unwitting Pawn: His preferred M.O, like in canon. Ironically, he ends up on the receiving end from Obito Uchiha, who implants a small idea into his mind and lets his personal ambitions do the rest to undermine Konoha from the inside.

Root

    Sai 

Sai

A Root agent who worked as a spy for Danzo, eventually surrendering himself after the latter's treachery on Konoha was exposed.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He's introduced during the Kirigakure Civil War arc (which takes place during the Time Skip), as opposed to afterwards.
  • Art Imitates Life: Like in canon, his primary form of combat involves painting ink creatures and bringing them to life.
  • Dating Catwoman: He was still a member of Root when he and Ino started dating.
  • Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Ino actively tries to undo his conditioning to help him rediscover his repressed emotions, something that he notes to Danzo while giving his reports. It ultimately ends up saving his life, since his growing self-preservation instinct keeps him from rushing Ino during the raid on Root HQ after she catches him in a trap.
  • Demoted to Extra: While he does play a role in the Root arc, he never becomes a major character due to him and Naruto not being teammates.
  • No Social Skills: Being under Root's training for so long will do that.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Powerful as his ink creatures may be, they're easily washed away by a Water Release jutsu.

    Yakumo Kurama 

Yakumo Kurama

A former student of Kurenai, with a bloodline limit capable of making genjutsu so powerful that it's virtually real. She was presumed dead along with her parents when she accidentally set her house on fire years ago.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Her filler arc in the anime showed her as antagonistic towards Kurenai, due to being Locked Out of the Loop as to why she sealed her powers. Here, however, she only fights Kurenai because Danzo is forcing her, under fear for her own life as well as the lives of innocents she might end up hurting should her powers go out of control.
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: Her anime counterpart was introduced during Part I filler. Here, she doesn't show up until after the Time Skip.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Inverted when she faces Edo Tensei!Danzo during the Fourth Ninja War. When he calls her "Akuma" (her former Root codename), she becomes enraged and refuses to be called that way.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She is a Master of Illusion who doesn't have much in the way of physical strength or stamina, and ends up married to one of the greatest hand-to-hand combatants on the planet.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She went through this when her powers went out of control and killed her parents. This made her easy prey for Danzo to recruit her into Root, in exchange for the means to control them to avoid killing innocents again.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Subverted. At first she seems to be loyal to Danzo like the other Root agents. However, she ultimately confesses to Kurenai that she despises the man, and the only reasons she serves him are a mix of desperation to control her powers, and fear for her own life because those who wanted out ended up dead.
  • Never Found the Body: Only the corpses of her parents were retrieved from their house fire, while she was taken in by Danzo and Root for several years.
  • No-Sell: Not even the Sharingan is able to break through her genjutsu.
  • Power Incontinence: Her powers are difficult to control, and in one instance it caused her to kill her parents. Danzo exploits this to keep her on a leash, by offering her the means to keep them under control to avoid harming innocents.
  • Self-Made Orphan: An accidental example. She killed her parents in a fire when her powers went out of control.
  • Squishy Wizard: She primarily relies on her powerful genjutsu to fight. As a result, her taijutsu skills are rather lacking. Her attempt to avert this by training under Rock Lee is what leads to their eventual marriage in the epilogue.
  • That Man Is Dead: When she confronts Kurenai, she says "the girl [she] trained is no more". Kurenai however can tell Yakumo doesn't believe that herself.
  • Trapped in Villainy: After she accidentally set her house on fire and killed her parents, Danzo took her in and forced her to work as a Root agent against her will.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: The Kurama's bloodline limit casts illusions so powerful they can cause real damage. Of course, this is a double-edged sword; see Power Incontinence above.

15th Ino-Shika-Cho Trio

    Shikaku Nara 

Shikaku Nara

Leader of the Nara Clan, and Shikamaru's father.


    Inoichi Yamanaka 

Inoichi Yamanaka

Leader of the Yamanaka Clan, and Ino's father.


  • Back from the Dead: He's resurrected as an Edo Tensei zombie during the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: He's killed by Mikoto during the Uchiha Insurrection instead of the Ten Tails' blowing up the Allied Shinobi Forces HQ.
  • Honorary Uncle: Due to the fact that their three clans have been close allies for generations, both Shikamaru and Choji viewed him as an uncle. Both of them were devastated by his death, almsot as much as his own daughter.

    Choza Akimichi 

Choza Akimichi

Leader of the Akimichi Clan, and Choji's father.


  • Amazon Chaser: He states that men in his family have a thing for strong women.
  • Death by Adaptation: In canon, he was the only member of his Ino-Shika-Cho trio to survive the entire story. Here, he's killed by Kimimaro during the Fourth Ninja War arc, albeit far away from the front lines.

Gekko Family

    Hayate Gekko 

Hayate Gekko


  • Action Dad: Eventually, after Yugao gives birth to Seiichi.
  • Battle Couple: During the Fourth Ninja War, she fights alongside Yugao as part of the team protecting the jinchuriki.
  • Happily Married: To Yugao.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: With Suna remaining a loyal ally to Konoha, he never gets killed from discovering a conspiracy.

    Yugao Uzuki 

Yugao Uzuki


  • Action Mom: She continues her Anbu duties while acting as Haku's foster mother as well as after Seiichi is born.
  • Battle Couple: During the Fourth Ninja War, she fights alongside Hayate as part of the team protecting the jinchuriki.
  • Fostering for Profit: Downplayed. She and Hayate did accept Jiraiya's offer to raise Haku in part due to the money he offered (since they wanted to buy a house for themselves), but they also thought it'd be good parenting practice as they planned to marry and have a family of their own.
  • Happily Married: To Hayate.

    Seiichi Gekko 

Seichii Gekko

The son of Hayate and Yugao, and Haku's foster brother.


Other Characters

    Anko Mitarashi 

Anko Mitarashi


  • Blood Knight: She's one of the few who's giddy over the start of the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Cool Big Sis: Becomes this to Zaku, Dosu, and Kin after she's assigned to be their sensei.
  • Disney Death: She's among the casualties during Pain's invasion, and revived after his defeat.
  • Sadist Teacher: She's sort of a weird combination of this and a Stern Teacher for the sound trio, someone who enjoys their suffering far more than what would be considered healthy but at the same time likes them and wants to help them grow.

    Iruka Umino 

Iruka Umino


    Mariko Uzumaki 

Mariko Uzumaki

Karin's mother, a woman who decided to settle down in Konoha with her daughter once they learned of Tsunade's return.


    Konohamaru Sarutobi 

Konohamaru Sarutobi

Hiruzen Sarutobi's grandson.


  • Demoted to Extra: He doesn't appear in the main story until the very end, when he attends the funeral of his grandfather after the Fourth Ninja War, and his team is only given a passing mention when Hanabi's is going through the Chunin exams. He's the Deuteragonist of the Hanabi Gaiden sidestory, though.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Accidentally loses an eye when sparring with Hanabi.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Hanabi.

    SPOILER CHARACTER 

Rin Nohara

Kakashi's former teammate, who came Back from the Dead after Obito Uchiha resurrected her.


  • Back from the Dead: She was used to test the viability of Madara Uchiha's resurrection process.
  • Came Back Strong: The process that Obito used to revive her gave her an incredibly powerful Healing Factor, Wood Release, and allowed her to survive entirely on water.
  • Disney Death: During the final battle, Madara gets fed up with her interference and, since Obito turned on him, decides to kill her off. Obito uses his own life force to bring her back to life (along with the deceased jinchuriki).
  • Eating Optional: She no longer requires food to sustain herself, only water.
  • Face Your Fears: She ends up facing off against the ninjas who had kidnapped her when they're ressurected by Orochimaru during the Fourth Ninja War. The process proves to be very cathartic for her.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Takes some time to adapt to her new life, since the village changed a lot since the last time she saw it, and all her friends are pushing thirty while she's still a young teen.
  • Green Thumb: The process that brought her back to life involved Hashirama's cells, so it granted her Wood Release.
  • Healing Factor: Thanks to Hashirama's DNA spliced with her own, she can even regrow lost limbs.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Partly due to her closeness to Kakashi (being former teammates), she finds it easy to get along with his students. The fact they're close in terms of biological age also helps.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her resurrection is a major plot twist, hence why her name is spoiler-tagged.

    Deceased Characters 

Hashirama Senju

The founder and First Hokage of Konoha. He is Tsunade's grandfather, and thus Naruto's great-grandfather via adoption.


Mito Uzumaki

The First Hokage's wife and Kurama's first jinchuriki.

  • Adaptation Expansion: She's never shown in battle during canon, thus her power as a member of the Uzumaki Clan is mostly an Informed Ability. However, she gets to show her credentials during the Fourth Ninja War, taking the team efforts of three jinchuriki to bring her down.
  • Back from the Dead: Unlike in canon, she is brought back with Impure World Resurrection to capture Naruto, Fu, and Killer B.
  • Battle Couple: Albeit unwillingly, she gets to fight briefly alongside her husband when they're brought back from the dead.
  • Cradling Your Kill: After being forced to kill Hiruzen, she cradles his corpse while crying out his name.
  • Disappointed in You: Implied. While she isn't shown doing anything other than call him an idiot and shoot him a glare, she's clearly furious with all the shady things her old student Danzo has gotten up to since her death.
  • Ma'am Shock: She takes offense at Fu calling her "old".

Tobirama Senju

The Second Hokage of Konoha, and Hashirama's younger brother.


  • Back from the Dead: Twice over, like in canon; first during the Sound Invasion, and later again during the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Graceful Loser: He congratulates Itachi on defeating him, telling him that he's done Konoha a great service and should be proud of his victory.
  • Making a Splash: He specializes in Water Release jutsu.

Minato Namikaze

The Fourth Hokage of Konoha and Naruto's biological father.


  • Adapted Out: Neither him nor his wife take part during the story's final arc in the Fourth Ninja War.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: In his case, very fiery redheads.
  • Instant Expert: He was never able to add elemental chakra to the Rasengan during his lifetime. However, when brought back as a zombie, all it takes it Jiraiya mentioning casually that a Shadow Clone does the trick, and he does it on the first try.
  • Shock and Awe: He uses an elemental Lightning Release Rasengan to fight Jiraiya's Fire Release one.

Kushina Uzumaki

Kurama's second jinchuriki and Naruto's biological mother.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She's brought back as an Edo Tensei zombie during Orochimaru's invasion of Konoha. In canon, she didn't show up in person until Naruto was undergoing his jinchuriki training.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: When expressing pride over Naruto's accomplishments, she puts specific focus on the fact that he has a cute girlfriend.
  • Back from the Dead: Unlike in canon, she's brough back alongside the previous Hokage during Orochimaru's invasion of Konoha.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: It's implied that she was friends with Hinata's mother prior to her death, given how she refers to her as "Hikari-chan". Prior to Naruto's birth, she had theorized that he would end up with her best friend Mikoto's second child, but that never came to pass (this was before she found out that Sasuke was a boy).
  • Fiery Redhead: Oh yeah.

Maito Dai

Maito Gai's late father, who died taking on the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist.


Sakumo Hatake

Kakashi's late father, who committed suicide after being disgraced from a failed mission.


Dan Kato

Shizune's late uncle, and Tsunade's first love.


  • Astral Projection: His signature jutsu allows him to leave his body, passing through physical barriers to attack his foes.
  • Back from the Dead: Like in canon, he's brought back as part of Orochimaru's army of reanimations.
  • For Want of a Nail: Instead of Tsunade, he ends up facing his niece Shizune during the Fourth War.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While he's a bit dismayed to learn that Tsunade married another man, he's glad to know she's had a happy life.
  • So Proud of You: He's visibly amazed when Shizune displays her strength during their battle, remarking that not even Tsunade was that strong as he recalled.
  • Villain Override: Orochimaru takes direct control of him to prevent Shizune from taking advantage of Impure World Resurrection's most glaring weakness.

    The Next Generation (Epilogue Spoilers) 

Boruto, Himawari, and Urara Uzumaki

Naruto and Hinata's three children.


  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Boruto got his blonde hair from his father, Himawara is a blunette like her mother, and Urara got red hair from her paternal grandmother.
  • A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: Urara is only about a year and a half at the time of the epilogue.
  • Implausible Hair Color: Urara having inherited the traditional red hair of the Uzumaki clan is noted as being strage in-universe (not to mention impossible in real life since her mother's side of the family only has black, browns, and blues).
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite Neji being alive, Naruto and Hinata chose to name their oldest son Boruto.
  • Original Character: Urara didn't exist in canon.
  • Practically Different Generations: There's a 10-11 year gap between Boruto and Urara.

Naoki Uchiha

The daughter of Itachi and Natsu.


  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Neither Itachi nor Natsu are the type to brag about their abilities, while she is noted to love to remind everyone about her power.
  • Original Character: Her parents never interacted in canon.
  • Smug Super: Having inhereted both of her parents' Bloodline Limits as well as her father's natural talent, she has quite the ego.
  • Superpower Lottery: Her right eye is a Sharingan and her left is a Byakugan. Bear in mind that a child inherited a Bloodline Limit from both parents is very rare in-universe.note 
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She inhereted her mother's dark green hair.

Sarada Uchiha

The only daughter of Sasuke and Sakura.


  • Always Someone Better: All three of her older cousins are highly talented ninja (and in the case of Naoki, lucked out on the Superpower Lottery), leaving her wondering if she can measure up to them.

Neji and Karin's children.

The children of Neji and Karin.


  • Massive Numbered Siblings: There are six of them (with a seventh on the way).
  • No Name Given: One of them is named Osamu, but it's never specified which one. The other five all go unnamed.
  • Original Character: Their parents never interacted in canon, with their father in particular having died in his teens.

Miyuki and Fuyuko Yuki

The daughters of Haku and Tenten. Miyuki is the elder of the two.


  • Family Theme Naming: They both have names relating to snow.
  • Generation Xerox: Miyuki is paired together with Boruto as a member of the assault squad, much like their fathers were. Sarada theorizes that it probably wasn't a coincidence.
  • An Ice Person: Both of them inherited their father's Ice Release.
  • Original Character: Their parents never met in canon, and their father died in his teens.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Miyuki is described as looking almost identical to Haku when he was her age.

Metal and Tetsuko Lee

The children of Lee and Yakumo. Metal is the elder of the two by three years.


Tamiko Inuzuka

The daughter of Kiba and Tamaki.


Chocho Akimichi

The daughter of Choji and Karui.


Shikadai and Kazane Nara

The children of Shikamaru and Temari. Shikadai is the elder of the two.


  • Genre Savvy: He already figured that he was going to be paired with Chocho and Inojin, given had already been paired up for the past sixteen generations.
  • Mythology Gag: Canon Shikamaru had mentioned how he wanted a son then a daughter, but only had one child. Here he actually gets his wish.
  • Original Character: Shikadai is an only child in canon.

Inojin Yamanaka

The son of Ino and Sai.


Mitsuki

A transfer student from Otogakure, and the son of its leader.


  • Adaptation Species Change: Very downplayed. He was an artificial human in canon, but a natural human here.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Due to his father being a clone of Hagane, he is now a descendant of the Senju and Uzumaki clans, the biological grandson of Jiraiya and Tsunade, and is Naruto's adoptive nephew.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He was created by Orochimaru, using his own DNA. Here, Mitsuki is only indirectly related to him, since Orochimaru was the one who created Mitsuki's biological father.

Sumire Kakei

The former Class Representative of Boruto's Academy class.


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