|鬼灯幻月 Hōzuki Gengetsu
|Manga||Volume #56, Naruto Chapter #525|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #267|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
The Second Mizukage is an individual with a fairly tall and slender stature in comparison to others. His elongated face is accentuated by his relatively long light-coloured hair, worn in a combed back style, a small dark-coloured goatee, a thin moustache and no eyebrows. Due to the effects of the Summoning: Impure World Resurrection technique, he has black sclera and white irides.
His typical attire consists of a long sleeved, high collared robe, which has the pin-striped pattern that is common amongst the shinobi of Kirigakure. This article is worn over a dark-coloured suit, with an equally dark sash wrapped around his waist.
The Second Mizukage's typical disposition is characterised by his laid back and somewhat flippant behaviour at times. He is also very charismatic and not avert to praising other people as seen with his unmistakable excitement upon observing the enormity of Gaara's sand attack. In spite of this flippant attitude towards the particulars of his own circumstances, the Second Mizukage still expresses deep concern over the fates of the shinobi originating from his own village, lamenting the prospect of having to confront them after his revival. He however seems to have a short-temper at times which is especially apparent when concerning Mū and their rivalry, which he seemingly places more value upon than even his own life, aptly demonstrated by the manner of his demise and his neglect to ascertain the nature of his resurrection, simply because his killing of Mū was brought into dispute. Part of this enmity seems to be due to the Mizukage's dislike of how selfish and underhanded Mū is.
As the Mizukage he is a very skilled shinobi. He was able to kill Mū, albeit at the cost of his own life, stands as a testament to his skills. This is because even some of the most notable shinobi of the Allied Shinobi Forces greatly feared that no one but Ōnoki, a former pupil and possessor of the same kekkei tōta as Mū, would be able to stop the former Tsuchikage, suggesting that the Second Mizukage's combat capabilities are truly fearsome. The Mizukage uses Yin Release and thus also uses Genjutsu. He is able to summon a giant clam to assist him in combat.
Shinobi World War Arc
When Mū, despite his camouflage, is detected approaching the Fourth Division, Kabuto Yakushi has Mū summon three other Kage to provide support. Amongst this number is the Second Mizukage, who immediately recognises Mū and the Third Raikage, but fails to identify the other individual summoned alongside him. When told that he has been resurrected, the Second Mizukage is confused by news of his own death until Mū reminds him that they killed each other long ago. This explanation is later confirmed when the Second desires to kill Mū again but his body wouldn't obey his commands, a clear sign of the control their summoner has over them.
Pursuing the retreating division throughout the entirety of the night alongside the other revived Kage, he laments upon the prospect of confronting shinobi from his own respective village and curses the one responsible for resurrecting them under the belief that this individual is Orochimaru, a remark that meets with the others approval. As the Kage continue to converse, he observes a huge wave of sand bearing down towards them and impressed by the considerable amount, he ecstatically wonders where the shinobi hails from. Saved by the Fourth Kazekage's Gold Dust, the Second Mizukage identifies that he invented an effective counter rather quickly, before being restrained by an arm made of sand during the former's explanation that this technique was used to halt Shukaku when it went on a rampage in the past. Soon after that Mū clashes with Ōnoki, resulting in the formation of an enormous crater in the battlefield and leading the Second Mizukage to recognise the latter as his rival's former bratty disciple, indicating that their deaths occurred long ago.
As the Fourth Kazekage converses with his son about the latter's revival due to the actions of his companions after the extraction of the One-Tail, the Second Mizukage confronts the Kazekage's shock that Gaara possessed friends, asserting that unless the child was really pitiful, it was normal for someone of his age. Upon hearing Gaara's appointment as both Kakazekage and Regimental Commander of the Allied Shinobi Forces, he boasts that people without eyebrows were very charismatic, including himself amongst this number. However, this pleasant disposition abruptly changes after learning of Mū's advice to Ōnoki, which indicates that he take full advantage of the situation after the alliance's disbandment to ensure dominance, causing both the Mizukage and Third Raikage to chastise such underhanded tactics. Informing the opposition of their inability to control their bodies, the Mizukage states that they will each reveal their capabilities and weaknesses, in order to quicken their defeat. After the battle commences, he attempts to encircle Gaara while evading his technique but is instead restrained by the embrace of the latter's sand.
As he realises that the sand was sealing them with the application of the Binding Tag Seal, he applauds Gaara for the feat. However, no longer in control of his body he uses an unknown technique that causes the sand where the seal was to break apart thus allowing him to free himself. Along with the Third Raikage they both face the masses of shinobi and begin divulging their abilities. He tells them that he is a Yin Release genjutsu user and also tells them all to step back as he summons a giant clam.
- ↑ Fourth Databook, page 184
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 525, page 3
- ↑ Naruto chapter 547, page 9
- ↑ Naruto chapter 525, page 15
- ↑ Naruto chapter 525, pages 2-3
- ↑ Naruto chapter 525, page 16
- ↑ Naruto chapter 546, pages 7-17
- ↑ Naruto chapter 547, pages 1-3