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     Amaru Yangban Uzumaki (played by Slayer Anderson) 

As per The Movie, Amaru is a sixteen-year-old teen apprenticed to a wandering medic named Shinno who settled in her small village after a plague swept through and killed her parents. Becoming both her father-figure and her teacher in the medical arts, things continued in a quiet, unassuming vein for the next decade or so. Shortly before the narrative began, though, Shinno was summoned back to the Land of Sky after being informed of the death of his brother to assume control of the lands and title tied to his family name. Once the player wakes up as Amaru, he quickly realizes that something is up between the fact that the Land of Sky still exists (as opposed to its assumed destruction in The Movie: Bonds), Shinno seems to be a well-adjusted and actually kind mentor, and then there's the fact that she's evidently still a jinchuuriki of the Zero-tailed Beast.

  • Adult Fear: Poor Shinno. His adopted daughter has been kidnapped, challenged a member of the nobility complicit in the kidnapping to a duel to the death, gone missing on foreign soil, shown back up with an Undead Agent of the Shinigami, and that's not even getting into what happens at the party. If the man's hair wasn't white already...
  • Americasia: Amaru creates several doodles and sketches of western-oriented buildings like Colosseums, dams, amphitheaters while she considers the best options to improve the Land of Sky and the world in general. It’s only when she stops that she realizes it’d clash terribly with the mostly Japanese culture of the setting.
    • To be fair, this is Naruto we're talking about. Most people, even in-setting, might not notice.
  • The Apprentice: Eventually, Fuka offers Amaru the chance to take her as her apprentice. After some consideration, she accepts.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Upon hearing Maeve had sex with Kaguya, Amaru asks if she’s Hagoromo and Hamura’s father. Maeve is genuinely caught off guard for a moment before letting a startled laugh of surprise. Think about it, Amaru managed to shock a millennia old Eldritch Abomination connected to the negativity of mankind and able to read minds.
    • Overlaps with Love Confession below. Amaru asserted that the reason Maeve laughed so much was because it was only way Maeve wouldn't collapse into a seething pit of depression or anger. Amaru's habit of doing this appears to be at least part of the reason why a romance develops between the two.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: While not strictly a good person, Amaru could be much worse given her specific powers.
  • Beneath the Mask: Her usually quiet demeanor hides a cold, incredibly pragmatic outlook on life, in no small part thanks to her continued acquaintance with her tenant.
  • Best Served Cold: How Amaru sees revenge. At least, how her more ruthless side sees it.
  • Bookwoorm: It’s not brought up much, but Amaru apparently reads medical texts “religiously”, but also finds time to dabble in murder mystery novels and some of Jiraiya’s smut works on the side… and only for the plot. She thinks they could do with some more twists on that front. Flat out stated she enjoyed more a good book than partying.
    • This still hold true after the player takes over. Although Slayer is more amenable to attending social events, Amaru still displays a notable tendency to stay home and pursue intellectual or physical gains, only acknowledging networking as a necessary evil for her position in high society.
  • Broken Tears: After whole ordeal with the Kuijin siblings Juri was raped by Mukade and he made her twin sister Ikuto watch, Yakumo breaks down in tears when she’s telling Shinno.
    • Made all the more disturbing when one realizes that, due to the Zero Tail's empathic gifts and her ability to perceive human suffering, Amaru was made to enjoy the results of what had happened to the two children.
  • But Liquor Is Quicker: Invoked with Tayuya in order to trick her into consummating a binding oath of service.
  • But Not Too Bi: Amaru has developed relationships with several women, but only one guy. Justified in that the player's own sexual preferences lean towards women, but allow for [[Bishonen Bishonen]] too.
  • Combat Medic: Due to her proficiency in medic jutsu and the Zero-Tails, Amaru qualifies as this. More so after she undergoes several training regimes, giving her more offensive techniques.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Amaru ponders on this, thinking on the impossibility of someone granting the powers she has considering she isn’t exactly a paragon of virtues. Shinno also reminds her from time to time about this, if in different words.
  • The Corruption: Amaru's powers have shades of this, though there is crossover between Blessed with Suck and Cursed with Awesome.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: The Zero-Tails pulls this on her, taking on Amaru’s form to mock her.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Tayuya of Otogakure after being resurrected by Kurenai, Agent of the Shinigami. Although, she is more foul-mouthed than the usual character in this category.
  • The Cynic: Comes with the part of being an Anti-Hero.
  • Darkis Evil: A common misconception from the player's point of view, though there is significant evidence to support this in terms of the Zero Tails. Amaru's application of the power waffles between this and Dark Is Not Evil repeatedly.
    • A core aspect of Amaru's argument is that while 'Darkness' may be more easily applied to evil means/goals, it can be used for good.
    • Also that, while the Zero Tails is the representation and amalgamation of Human Darkness she is not the source of it. A careful distinction.
  • Daddy’sGirl: Shinno, her adoptive father, dotes on her.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Gets kidnapped by Mukade for her supposed Uzumaki heritage and after pulling a Wounded Gazelle Gambit on him to make him lower his guard and meet with her, Amaru kills him by forcibly removing his soul.
  • Deal with the Devil: The Zero-Tails offers Amaru her power whenever she needs it as well as lessening the side effects and in exchange, Amaru will give the eldritch abomination human sacrifices.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: After sealing the deal with Maeve (the name the Zero-Tails takes), Amaru and her both start to grow closer to the point it genuinely becomes a dark, if strangely heartwarming romantic relationship.
  • Divine Date: Maeve considers herself a Kami and above Môryô and Jashin, which would place Amaru in this situation. We don’t really know for sure, though with some of the powers she displays, that could very well be the case.
  • Dream Weaver: A frightening ability granted to her by Maeve when their relationship progressed, as she can send Amaru to the dreams of whoever she desires and shape and/or manipulate them however she wants to. So far, she’s used to influence Yugito, who was resuscitated by Nagato to groom her as his heir for his future peace-enforcing super-state. She did it to put him and Konan against Black Zetsu.
  • The Empath: As the Zero-Tails’s host, Amaru can feel the negative feelings and thoughts of the people around her. Relatively speaking, it doesn’t take long until she starts taking advantage of this to further her own goals.
  • Evil Redhead: To her enemies, certainly. Otherwise, Amaru is polite, kind, and prefers to make love, not war.
    • That said, if you piss her off, she's a stone cold, calculating bitch that isn't above despicable means to achieve her goals.
  • Freak Out!: Once she’s out of everyone’s sight, the player controlling Amaru has a short but massive one before going into a brief…
  • Gender Bender: Slayer Anderson, the one playing Amaru, is a male, which merely serves to elicit a brief Dull Surprise moment from him. Also, as it tends to happen in these cases, it’s also permanent.
  • Godof Evil: The Zero-Tailed Beast blurs the line between this and Eldritch Abomination in the eyes of most people, though Amaru makes a rather strong case for its reputation being a result of Slave to PR and Bad Powers, Good People. Given that the Reibi is shown to be loving, compassionate, and even kind of cuddly if one is willing to look past the whole 'Made of Human Darkness' thing, Amaru may have a point...
  • Happily Adopted: Unlike in canon Shinno clearly cares deeply for Amaru probably because his homeland, the Land of Sky, wasn’t destroyed thus removing the cause for his hatred and obsession with revenge.
  • Harem Seeker: Amaru, much to her father's dismay.
  • Hates Being Touched: Unexpectedly at least. A trait inherited from the player rather than the character herself, and a bit of a Berserk Button to the individual in question as well. Mukade can testify to the results.
  • Heroic Seductress: Amaru, again, much to her father's dismay.
  • Hearing Voices: Maeve can mentally talk to Amaru and even project a version of herself only she can see.
    • Other individuals have proven capable of hearing/seeing Maeve as well, usually due to interacting with Dark Chakra on some level.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: A very important part of Amaru’s character during the first compasses of her storyline after Slayer took over. Complete with referencing the comic series ‘Wanted’, she’s fully aware she’s been handed a great and terrifying power with a great excuse to use, but that power will slowly twist her morals towards progressively darker shades of gray.
    • ''They're just idiots looking for an excuse, for a reason to commit 'justified' murder, and I've had the perfect one handed to me on a silver platter.’’ -Amaru, while thinking on Maeve’s offer.
  • Hypocrite: Although she has gone on record as being against the very concept of slavery, going so far as to eat the souls of three people who engaged in buying or selling slaves, Amaru purchased Tayuya and bound her with an oath of service.
    • Somewhat justified in that allowing Tayuya to go free might have had severe consequences as she used to be one of Orochimaru's most talented bodyguards/assassins and Amaru treats Tayuya nowhere near as bad as the aforementioned slave traders.
  • Lack of Empathy: Amaru seems to be this to a certain point, commenting on caring about people on an abstract leave. However, she also wondered how it would be to leave everyone she knew to start a new life, but admitted to herself the idea hurt more than she thought it’d would and she grew to care more over Shinno and other people.
  • Love Confession: Amaru confesses her love for Maeve after killing the Sky noble, but it’s said in a very logical and dispassionate way due to her emotions being repressed at that moment.
  • Martial Pacifist: Amaru professes to be one in that she enjoys training, sparring, and playing around with chakra, but not actual violence or fighting to the death.
    • It appears to run in the family, despite Amaru being adopted, as Shinno is this in spades.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Has no qualms about manipulating close friends and people dependent on her for her own goals or needs. She carefully controls the emotions and reactions to mirror Amaru’s when she speaks with Shinno before realizing an important part of her wants him to be proud of her as well. Quite notable is her skillful manipulation of the bloodline-bearer individuals she rescued from Mukade so they stayed as retainers of the Yangban family or at least, most of them.
    • Shades of this all over the place, but usually well-intentioned for both Amaru and the person she's manipulating. Case-in-point, one of Amaru's bodyguards is a former Konoha-nin whom she saved from a slave trader and capitalized on the fact that her former superior selling her into slavery in order to talk her into staying in the Land of Sky. This manipulation probably ended up saving Rumia's life as Konoha collapsed into chaos and its surviving armies were cornered and destroyed.
  • May–December Romance: Shinno and Fuka, though as an immortal, it appears as though Fuka is a younger woman going after an older man, while in reality, Fuka is probably tiwce Shinno's age.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Even adding Amaru's biological age with the ago of the player, the character is under half a century. Maeve, the spirit of human darkness, is as old as humanity itself, meaning a minimum of a hundred-thousand-years of age.
  • Mental World: Maeve has to pull her into one to speak face to face as well as enjoying each other’s company.
  • Morality Chain: A strange case of this, as Amaru is not the one doing this, but rather the one to ask another character to be this for her.
    • ''I wish [my blade] to bear a conscience. To not strike down children, or the infirmed, to know which enemy deserves death, and to know when to stay steel for mercy,’’ -Amaru, to Haku.
  • Munchkin: Adopted this outlook once she sat down to actually think what she’d do with her life in the Narutoverse.
  • Necessarily Evil: Amaru's viewpoint on herself, as well as the Daimyo of Sky's attitude.
  • Punny Name: Once Shinno confirms Amaru’s suspicions of her being an Uzumaki. ‘Uzu’means whirlpool.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Her relationship with the Zero Tails seems to be heading towards a somewhat more literal example than most...
  • Really Gets Around: Not exactly, but Amaru makes no bones about her intentions of bedding several of her retainers.
    • A complicated issue on Amaru's part. At least some of her outlook on sex is part of The Corruption while another part is utilizing the relationships which are created in this way for the benefit of both herself and her retainers who all lack interpersonal connections and need grounding. Sex Therapy in a way.
  • Ritual Magic: Amaru uses this, in this case with a clear Blood Magic nature, to sacrifice souls for Maeve. At least, this is the ‘’proper’’ way as she calls it.
  • Religionof Evil: Amaru has been tasked by the Zero Tails to create a cult in its honor at some point, though she is trying to avert this specific incarnation of whatever organization she creates. May overlap with Scary Amoral Religion at some point in the future.
  • Sex Equals Love: Both Averted and Played Straight. Amaru sleeps with several people, with close emotional bonds being built partly as a result of said sex rather than the other way around.
  • Screw Yourself: A weird case of this, as Maeve adopts Amaru’s form even during sex. There are some slight differences that reveal her supernatural nature, though.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: With Amaru being the nominal can, as a host to the Zero Tails
  • Shipper on Deck: Regarding Shinno and Fuka, calling him out on their obvious Unresolved Sexual Tension.
    • Also Lady Mari, the Daimyo of Sky's Spymistress, who ships Amaru and Choko, the Daimyo herself together, on the basis that Her Highness really needs to get laid.
  • Shout-Out: Several, to the point that it's fairly obvious Slayer Anderson is One of Us.
    • Amaru's player has read Dreaming of Sunshine and makes reference to Shikako by name, if not aloud.
    • Kurenai's summoning of human spirits has been equated to calling up Servants
    • Specifically, Amaru quotes the Dragon Slave as a Marriage Proposal. Yeah, you read that right.
  • Silk Hiding Steel
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Amaru has no gravelly voice or a malevolent rasp. She always seems meek and somewhat introverted… it just hides the uglier parts of her character that would be socially forbidden. For example, the part of her that enjoys the suffering of others. Combined with a dash of disturbing thoughts in regards of scientific experimentation.
  • The Spock: Has shown traces of this several times. First was the moment she woke up as Amaru, debating on the chance of her situation being a dream, hallucinations and manages to notice the fact her semantic and procedural memory centers have been modified. Then the real weight of her situation settled in.
  • Sugary Malice: Adopts this with Matsuda Yamada, a huge Jerkass with a demeaning attitude in regards to Amaru, whom he sees as a simpleton peasant. Later, after proving himself a competent tutor and she a competent student, attitudes between the two warm significantly.
  • Tomboy: Amaru was this before Slayer took over and still is, to a certain degree, but shows a much greater willingness to wear more refined clothing for special occasions, ironically enough.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Eat souls to save the world? Check.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Is a bit of a Berserk Button for Amaru as well as being one of the things she deliberately avoids. Even during the manipulation of Yugito's dreams, special care is taken to not traumatize the child in question.
  • You Are Already Dead: Amaru pulls this during her Duel to the Death with a Sky noble that tried to sell her as a slave to Mukade, by drinking some droplets of his blood and using it as a medium to pull his soul. Amaru makes it seem as an instantaneous death technique of her family, to fool those who don’t know she’s a Jinchuriki.

     Shikamaru Nara (played by lord Zeddthedrunk) 

  • Action Survivor: Survived the chaos of Konoha’s fall with the release of the Kyuubi in the middle of it.
  • Badass in Charge: Took leadership of a group of Konoha ninja and civilians from several clans when his parents died during Kushina's rampage on Konoha and led them all the way to the Gelel Empire, where they founded Hidden Gold and he became its first Kage.
  • Battle Couple: Is this with Sakura.
  • Catchphrase: Still uses his famous Troublesome. What a drag has also appeared at some points.
  • Character Tics: He still uses his thinking pose from canon.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: On the receiving end of this from Sakura, who is not about to let any hussy get their claws on Shikamaru.
  • Combat Tentacles: his shadow techniques work as such.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a good guy, despite his shadow techniques.
  • Evil Laugh: Indulged in this when he managed to advance in his mastery of Yin Yang jutsu.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Shikamaru is certainly not evil, but that doesn’t mean he has a soft approach to his enemies and anyone who doesn't equate to his country or the members of his new village shouldn't expect a particularly warm demeanor.
  • The Infiltration: Was ordered to infíltrate Land of Grass as civilian travelling artist and investigate rumours about the Eight Dragons criminal cartel resurfacing.
  • Happily Married: To Sakura, with Hiromi Kurama being his mistress
  • Henpecked Husband: Has shades of this attitude in regards to his [[Tsundere]] girlfriend, Sakura. At some point when the Kurama clan tried to hook him up with one of their members, Shikamaru decided the best course of action was ‘’to grovel a lot and promise to more dates and go shopping with her ‘’ so as not to lose her.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Shikamaru seems to become this to a point to Sakura after the ANBU squadrons they led to a mission in the Gelel Empire encountered a freakish mind warping Zetsu amalgamation.
  • Military Coup: Shikamaru aids Kamira, one of the Gelel Emperor’s Knights, in a coup d’etat to appoint her the new ruler and gain a powerful ally.
  • Nerves of Steel: Even when Konoha is burning down around him, he still has time to think about the future resources he could use in their new home, as well as things he doesn't want Konoha to have after their betrayal.
  • Reality Warper: Shikamaru’s objective is to become this with extensive training in Yin/Yang chakra so as to recreate Hagoromo’s ‘Creation of All Things’.
  • Secret Test: The entire mission to Grass was a Konoha test to see if Shikamaru and Sakura were good ANBU material.
  • Super Strength: Unlike in canon, Shikamaru can recreate Tsunade’s close combat prowess, though not as effectively.
  • Teen Genius: It’s Shikamaru we’re talking about.
  • Undercover as Lovers: Shikamaru and Sakura’s cover when they were to infiltrate Grass.

     Yakumo Kurama (played by munchkinomatic) 
Heiress of Konoha's Kurama clan. Yakumo Kurama dreamed of being a ninja despite her own frail, sickly body. Her determination and aptitude for Genjutsu caught the attention of Kurenai Yuhi, who took her own as an apprentice, hoping to recreate what Gai did on Rock Lee. However, Kurenai eventually gave up half-way through and tried to convince Yakumo to pursue a different path. This broke her heart and allowed her Ido to break free and destroyed the Yakumo complex, leading to the clan Elder deciding to seal away her chakra. She presumably lived in isolation afterward until Yukigakure kidnapped her momment before munchkinomatic was inserted into her.

     Hidan (played by Hastur) 
An immortal, twenty-two year old ninja hailing from Hidden Springs who wields a three-bladed scythe, Hidan was murderously insane and followed an evil religion, having committed numerous cases of manslaughter, before the player took control of his body. Foul-mouthed and arrogant, he hated just about everyone. Fuelling his immortality is a gruesome ritual that can transfer injuries to his enemies, and being immortal means he could survive even losing his head.

  • And I Must Scream: A very possible fate for him, considering his immortality. Hastur!Hidan is aware of this, so he's trying to find ways to nullify that handicap.
  • Another Man's Terror: Hidan experiences his victims' final moments. Though, the original Hidan didn't exactly feel terror from the experience, the new Hidan feels mightily uncomfortable with this situation, despite his understanding. So far, he hasn't really used the ritual beyond a fight with [[Naruto Yuugao Uzuki to hire her and her lover for Akatsuki's goals]].
  • Ax-Crazy: Subverted. He was the most openly deranged and bloodthirsty member of Akatsuki before his psyche got replaced by that of a self-insert, who merely tries to appear so.
  • Blade on a Stick: Carries around several collapsible spikes in order to inflict precise self injury. It's an integral part of his fighting style, after all.
  • Blood Knight: Fighting is quite literally all he lived for, and the specific reason why he left his village in the first place. Considerably lessened after the self-insert took over his body, but the memories welding left a mark.
  • Blood Magic: Uses his opponent's blood to link his body with theirs, and typically uses his own to draw the circle.
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: Killed his fellow villagers because they made the village into a bathing resort... which meant no more violence.
  • The Brute: Like in canon, he more or less filled this role in Akatsuki, along with Kisame, before he got taken over.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Seen more in fan translations than in the original source, but upheld so far in his updates.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Because he's immortal, Hidan doesn't have to worry overly much about injuries or defending himself. Subverted when the Self-Insert aspect comes into play, as the player has no plans on relying on such trick since he assumes many already know about it. Moreover, in this AU, Kakuzu was never recruited, so he doesn't have the option of using his Jiongu threads to sew back his severed body parts.
  • Confusion Fu: He swings around his scythe on a long cord, making it fly around unpredictably, and thus making it tougher to block.
  • Dumb Muscle: Subverted. He was just like in canon until the player took control.
  • For the Evulz: No longer this now that the original Hidan has taken the backseat in his own head.
  • Fragile Speedster: Supposedly, very quick and agile, but his style doesn't lend itself to close combat and he's physically quite fragile and easy to incapacitate. Subverted from the QM's info post on him. Hidan is incredibly strong and though in CQC with a mismatch of fighting styles.
  • The Grim Reaper: What his ritual does as a type of One-Winged Angel.
  • Healing Factor: On top of the minor one he had before (through which he'd knit back his wounds in a span that ranged from minutes to hours), he now has a regeneration ability from Jashin which heals his wounds inmediately after a prayer to his god.
  • High Priest: Commands the Jashinist religion as its High Priest.
  • Hollywood Atheist: The player explicitly stated he didn't believe in gods when he met Jashin. However, it sounded like a half-hearted attempt to reaffirm this stance with the actual existence of gods in this universe, so make of that what you will.
  • Immortality: Hidan cannot die. Blood loss will not stop him. Beheading will not stop him. Being stabbed through the heart will not stop him. However, his wounds apparently take some amount of time to heal.
  • Jerkass: Original Hidan was rude, disrespectful, vulgar, and generally repellent jackass on his very best days. The player controlling him is forced to be this as well, going with the logic that doing otherwise would attract too much unwanted attention. However, in his last updates he's been trying to slowly curb the negative traits of Hidan in the eyes of Pain.
  • Leitmotif: "Hidan"
  • Licking the Blade: How he usually ingests his opponent's blood, which is necessary for his ritual.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Whenever he is injured, though he does feel the pain. Justified, as he's immortal.
  • Meditation Power Up: Is able to contact Jashin directly through meditation so far. In the last update, he's gained two power-ups after he pleased him with his work for Akatsuki.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Sort of, given he's an almost Walking Shirtless Scene. Subverted as of his latest update, when he outright states to pull up his Akatsuki cloak zipper to hide a new ability of his being used.
  • Obligatory Swearing: In many fanlations, less so in Viz translations, to convey his very rude way of talking.
  • Orgasmic Combat: It's strongly implied that original Hidanjizzed himself when he impaled himself to finish off Asuma. This is lessened with the player taking over, but a bleed-over effect from his memories makes him be not as disgusted as he was at first with this.
  • Prayer of Malice: Technically this, as one of his new powers involve praying to Jashin in the middle of a battle to take effect.
  • Precision F-Strike: The above-mentioned Obligatory Swearing becomes this in the updates.
  • Psycho for Hire: The biggest example in the Akatsuki, as he's literally there for acting psychotic and killing as many people as possible. The self-insert makes an effort to keep this up.
  • Religion Is Magic: Being the Jashinist's High Priest comes with some nifty powers.
  • Religion of Evil: Follows the religion of Jashin, which literally means "evil god", and requires killing his opponents.
  • Sinister Scythe: His Weapon of Choice, more for drawing blood than fatally injuring opponents. His has three blades.
  • Synchronization: Once he uses his Blood Magic.
  • The Watson: Like in canon, Pein deigns to clear up some of his questions when they went on a mission together.

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