- Name: Yondaime [aka. The 4th Hokage]
- Age: Is unknown (deceased)
- Birthday: January 25
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 179.2 cm
- Weight: 66.1 kg
Part In The Story
Yondaime is the brave ninja who is responsible for sealing the Nine-Tailed Fox inside of Naruto. Before performing the seal on the demon fox, the Fourth said that he didn't want Naruto to be viewed as the container of a monster, but as a hero who saved the village from annihilation. Not suprisingly, this request was not honored by the villagers, who still held much resentment for the demon fox. He is said to be one of the greatest ninja Konoha ever produced. Though his skills in combat go largely unwitnessed, he was considered dangerous enough that a flee-on-sight was given in regards to him during the Third Ninja War. He was a student of Jiraiya along with two other unknown Genin, and was the sensei of Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin.
Many people belive that Yondaime is Naruto's father because they both share many similarities. For example, they both have the same spiky blond hair, blue eyes, same techniques, the same blood type (B), and overall similar personalities as noted by Jiraiya. Itachi Uchiha noted Naruto to be the Fourth's "legacy". Also, when Jiraiya was trying to force Naruto to release his demon fox chakra, he pushed Naruto off of a cliff, saying, "Forgive me, Fourth," as he did so. Beyond these, there are several minor comparisons made consistently thought the series. Any hints to his name, history, or family relations have been carefully avoided, making his past one of the biggest mysteries of the series and only increasing people's belives that he is Naruto's father. This point has yet to be directly adressed in the storyline, however.
Yondaime looked quite similar to Naruto. He had blond spiky hair and blue eyes.
The Fourth created several distinctive techniques, including the Flying Thunder God Technique, which essentially allowed him to teleport to any location with the use of a special seal. He also created the Rasengan, a technique that does not rely on hand seals, but instead uses a concentration of spinning chakra in the palm that causes immense damage to its victim on contact. Later in the series it is revealed that this signature technique is actually incomplete. The Fourth had planned to add his own nature manipulation training to the Rasengan, making it even more powerful, but couldn't manage to combine the two prior to his premature death.
- Flying Thunder God Technique
- Dead Demon Consuming Seal
- Summoning Technique. Notably, Gamabunta; it is safe to assume that he could summon other frogs as well.
- He is also known as "The Leaf's Yellow Flash"