|Puppet Brigade (傀儡部隊, Kugutsu Butai)|
|Manga||Volume #28, Naruto Chapter #251 (Mentioned)|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #8 (Mentioned)|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
The Puppet Brigade (傀儡部隊, Kugutsu Butai, English TV: Puppet Master Corps) was an organisation in Sunagakure active during at least the Second Shinobi World War, presumably composed of Suna's elite puppeteers. Sasori created many puppets that were used by the brigade.
At some point during wartime, the brigade sought to create a technique that would bring puppets to life in order to increase their effectiveness in combat. Such a technique was eventually created by Chiyo, but the price (the life of the user in exchange) was deemed too high, thus the technique was labelled a kinjutsu and the research was called off.
- Kinkaku Force — a similar group of shinobi from Kumogakure.
- Twelve Guardian Ninja — a similar group of shinobi from the Land of Fire.
- Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist — a similar group of shinobi from Kirigakure.
- Explosion Corps — a similar group of shinobi from Iwagakure.