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Invisible Fox is a Naruto AU written by TheBeardedOne, who also wrote Harry Tano and The Institute Saga.

It has been mirrored here.

The story follows Naruto, who suffers from a very unfortunate combination of circumstances that renders him invisible and, to everyone else, legally dead. This causes a large number of changes in the Naruto world.

This series provides examples of:

  • Action Story Quiet Drama Scene: Partway through the Chunin Exam Arc, one chapter is almost completely devoted the conversations between two teams who team up to share sentry duties overnight.
  • Action Girl: Hinata becomes this.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Haku's gender is never revealed in the story. Even the Author's Note about it doesn't shed any light on it.
  • An Arm and a Leg: in the invasion of Konoha, Sarutobi loses an arm and Asuma loses a leg. They get puppet replacements.
  • Badass Normal:
    • Rock Lee, who can slice off people's clothing without touching their skin!
    • Becomes even more badass when it's revealed that opening the third gate (which he can do) makes him immune to even genjutsu from the Mangekyo.
  • Brick Joke: Naruto gives Hanabi piggy-backs so that it looks like she's flying. Several chapters later, he uses invisible clones to make it look like his entire team can sit on thin air.
  • Defeat by Modesty: subverted; Lee's opponent concedes because the fact that he cut off most of her clothes, without injuring her, proves that he's more skilled than she is
  • Dual Wielding: Lee, with two katana
  • Dungeon Bypass: Team 7 in the Forest of Death. All the other teams started out with one scroll and needed to get a second, they had three and just needed to reach the tower.
  • Evil Laugh: Kiba is appreciative of Anko's
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  • Exact Words: Orochimaru ordered the revived Tobirama to destroy the Hokage's tower. He did so by growing a tree through it, complete with stairways and working bathrooms, which created a new tower.
  • Fanservice: ROCK LEE, of all people, provides this in the Chunin Exams when he manages to disrobe his opponent using katanas. Ironically, he has no idea about why it worked.
  • Flash Step: Naruto uses his clones to appear to be able to do this. He and an Uchiha renowned for doing it take advantage of this to prank the audience at the Chunin Finals.
  • For Want of a Nail: Naruto's apparent death changes the relative village strengths just enough that the Uchiha don't launch their planned coup and remain loyal to the village. This leads to Itachi becoming the sensei of Team 7 and Orochimaru remaining a member of the Akatsuki.
  • Four Is Death: Kankuro grumbles about it being an omen when he picks the number 4 out of a box.
  • Gravity Master: Pain uses this for his first strike, destroying a quarter of Konoha and effectively wiping out the Uchiha clan.
  • Groin Attack: How Naruto saves a young Hinata from being kidnapped.
  • I Can't See Myself: After first turning invisible, Naruto freaks out. Not many details are given.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: A young Hinata tries to help Naruto hide and ends up having him sleeping in her bed.
  • Invisibility: The main character is invisible to almost everyone.
  • Invisible Streaker: Played with. Naruto only has a few items of clothing that were turned invisible and which he is outgrowing, but he later gains special clothes that he can turn invisible with his chakra.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Zabuza, upon being informed that Gato has been killed. Rather than seek to continue his mission, he simply leaves.
  • Magical Eye: Although the Sharingan and the Byakugan both feature, neither can see Naruto in their normal states. The Sharingan needs to be Mangekyo level while the Byakugan needs to be exposed to Naruto's chakra for a prolonged period. Of course, the Rin'negan has no trouble at all seeing him.
  • Million-to-One Chance: The combination of circumstances that turn Naruto invisible turns out to be 687,500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1! It's not gonna happen again any time soon, folks!
  • Mind Screw: Naruto uses this to win against Kankuro, convincing the Suna puppeteer that he's up against a puppet master via henged shadow clones.
  • Mundane Utility: the secret to reducing Kage-level paperwork? Kage Bunshin
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Naruto, after the Hyuuga clan finds out about him.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Hiashi Hyuuga of all people when four people use a version of the Hiraishin to appear in his office without warning. He denies having done so almost instantly.
  • Shout-Out: To Yet again, with a little extra help, with the "seventh sense"
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Hizashi (Neji's father), Zabuza, Haku, pretty much all of the Uchiha as the massacre never happened at least not until the invasion, and Tsuchi Kin
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: discussed and invoked by Itachi.
    "Most ninja do it."
  • That Came Out Wrong:
    Jiraiya (to Hinata and Naruto): I'll leave you two in a hotel room and... okay, that doesn't sound right. (...) There's just no way to phrase it that doesn't make me sound like a pimp, is there?
  • The Blank: Naruto is this in two different ways. The first is his mask (which has no distinguishing features), then there's the fact that under the mask, he's invisible and so his face can't be seen anyway.
  • Took a Level in Badass: holy cow, Hinata; Kiba, to a lesser degree
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • Kurama wants to protect Hanabi
    • More like "prevented from taking a level in jerkass", but Neji is substantially nicer here, thanks to his unpleasant backstory being avoided
  • Troll:
    • The Author with the note about Haku's gender
    Afternote – You may have noticed that I didn’t mention Haku’s gender. That was an oversight on my part, so I’ll correct it now. Haku is
    • Haku themself; they wear chakra-enhanced clothing that counters dojutsu, so nobody can tell if they're male or female
  • Would Hurt a Child: Uchiha Naka kills most of his surviving clan, explicitly including one child


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