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== Character Revisions ==
== Personality ==
[[File:Naruto's Ninja Registration Photo.png|thumb|left|Naruto's Ninja Registration Form photograph.]]
Naruto is a boisterous, exuberant, and unorthodox individual. He would end sentences with {{translation|"[[Dattebayo and Believe It|Dattebayo!]]"|だってばよ!}} when excited or frustrated. He has a number of childish traits, such as being a very picky eater (he almost exclusively eats ramen), being afraid of ghosts, and carries a chubby green-frog wallet which he calls "[[Gama-chan]]".<ref>Chapter 150, page 4</ref> Naruto is heedless to formality or social standings and has a habit of giving certain people he meet nicknames or addressing them without appropriate [[Wikipedia:Honorific|honourifics]], as shown when he called the [[Second Hokage]] a name he thought of off the top of his head instead of simply {{translation|"Lord Second"|二代目様|Nidaime-sama}}. This laid-back trait continues into his adulthood.<ref>Chapter 700+4, page 10</ref> He can also be quite perverted, creating different forms of his [[Sexy Technique]] and once tried to sneak a peek in the women's bath when the opportunity presented itself.<ref>Chapter 286, page 16</ref>
Despite these quirks and the criticism that follows them, Naruto is said to have a personality that brings people to him, inspiring friendship, loyalty and love from most of the people he meets through acts of genuine kindness and sincerity that could change a person's entire world view. For example, during the Fourth Shinobi World War, Naruto's kindness inspired loyalty from the [[tailed beasts]], and when linked to the entire [[Shinobi Alliance]] through [[Mind Body Transmission Technique|telepathy]], he reignited the demoralised armies' fighting spirit, choosing to continue fighting despite the losses he could receive, as shinobi were meant to endure through hardships.<ref>Chapter 647, pages 14-19</ref><ref>Chapter 649, page 11</ref> On several occasions, the Second Hokage has stated in many ways Naruto is very similar to the [[First Hokage]].
[[File:Naruto's Promise.png|thumb|Naruto promising to return Sasuke back to the village.]]
Years of isolation and scorn from the villagers made Naruto thirst greatly for acknowledgement and love. He would pull pranks around the village just to get a response from anyone and his desire to be Hokage was in hopes of becoming someone that mattered. Because no one in the village cared for him apart from Iruka (and unknowingly Hinata), Naruto was completely unresponsive to the villagers yelling at him from his pranks, only showing response when Iruka showed up. Naruto's time at the [[Falls of Truth]] revealed that a part of him hated the villagers for treating him as a pariah, only to turn to him after he saved them during [[Pain's assault]] on Konoha. This hatred allowed the Nine-Tails to manipulate Naruto in his rage, causing him to go on a rampage several times until Naruto confronted the problem and learned to let it go and be greater than what he suffered. As he grew in his ninja career, his goal to be Hokage went from a desire for acknowledgement to a desire to help and protect the people close to him, which [[Tobi]] attributed to the [[Will of Fire]].<ref>Chapter 462, page 14</ref> Naruto developed his [[nindō]] of never going back on his word, putting himself through any lengths required to keeping his promise. This was especially shown in Naruto's promise to Sakura to bring Sasuke back after his defection from Konoha, despite the various hardships he was facing toward fulfilling his promise.
According to Kakashi, Naruto is a [[Wikipedia:Kinesthetic learning|kinesthetic learner]], as he is relatively naive, simple, and slow to understand principles or situations, often requiring an oversimplified analogy in order to grasp what is being explained to him, much to his teachers' annoyance.<ref name="ch409">Chapter 409, page 11</ref> Naruto is aware of his own ineptitude, and admits that he puts up a strong front so people around him won't know of his embarrassment and frustration about it, despite of all his accomplishments.<ref>Chapter 98, pages 8-14</ref><ref name="ch440">Chapter 440, page 13</ref><ref name="ch671">Chapter 671</ref> Naruto responds best to competition, using it as an additional drive in order to learn new techniques, though he doesn't hesitate to ask for help if he needs it. Despite his naivety, Naruto can be quite observant, picking up on things others miss and retaining information casually gathered through conversation.<ref>Chapter 535, pages 2-5</ref> In battle, Naruto has shown to be a quick thinker, making up strategies on the fly or inventive use of his techniques to catch his opponents off guard. While he can be calm and collected most of the times during a fight, Naruto can also get frustrated when he is unable to defeat his opponent, and can forget some concepts or weaknesses that he himself noted beforehand.<ref>Chapter 645, pages 2-3</ref>
The death of his master [[Jiraiya]] caused a large world shift for Naruto. Grieving for Jiraiya, Naruto swore vengeance on [[Pain]] and left the village to learn [[senjutsu]].<ref>Chapter 408, page 12</ref> While training, Naruto read a copy of [[The Tale of the Utterly Gutsy Shinobi]], which taught him that he was named after a hero from the book. Although further enraged by Pain's assault on Konoha, Naruto soon spoke with his father, who explained to him the cycle of hatred of the shinobi world. After finally listening to [[Nagato]]'s story and the results of the cycle of hatred, Naruto vowed to break the cycle and bring real peace to the world.<ref name="ch448">Chapter 448, page 2</ref> Despite this desire bringing him in direct opposition to Sasuke and the rest of Akatsuki, Naruto continued down this path, resolving to end both the Fourth Shinobi World War and the cycle of hatred.
[[File:Naruto watching Hinata knit.png|thumb|left|Naruto's shy personality as he observes Hinata from a distance.]]
After realising he is in love with Hinata at age nineteen, Naruto became not only protective of her, but also shy and flustered in her presence to the point where he accidentally told her how he felt. When Hinata "rejected" him so she could be with [[Toneri Ōtsutsuki]], Naruto fell into a great depression and came close to giving up on everything, until Sakura helped him realise how deep and unwavering Hinata's mutual feelings for him truly were, and that she only pretended to reject him to have a better chance of saving [[Hanabi]] and stopping Toneri. This made Naruto more determined than ever to save the Hyūga sisters, stop Toneri, and make his desire to be with Hinata for the rest of his life a reality. After several months of dating, Naruto and Hinata got married and started a family together with a [[Boruto|son]] and [[Himawari|daughter]].<ref name="TheLast" /><ref>''After The Last''</ref><ref>''Sakura Hiden''</ref><ref name="KonohaHiden">''Konoha Hiden''</ref>
In adulthood, Naruto has become much calmer and wiser in his approach, but still retains some of his childlike excitement. After becoming [[Hokage]], Naruto has grown more serious and strict with his duties, taking up huge responsibilities and becoming overwhelmed. This has lead him to create shadow clones to tend to his family, which has strained his relationship with his son Boruto, who would occasionally pull pranks to seek his attention.<ref name="ch700" /> Nevertheless, Naruto loves and deeply cares about his family, as he is more than willing to protect them in times of danger, and tries to make time for them in actual person.<ref name="BorutoMovie">''Boruto: Naruto the Movie''</ref>
== Personality ==
Hinata is soft-spoken and polite, always addressing people with proper [[wikipedia:Japanese honorifics|honourifics]]. She is deeply kind, always thinking of others' feelings and well-being. She doesn't like to be confrontational for any reason; she doesn't even like being confrontational about her dislike of confrontation. It is for this reason that Hinata so often comes off as meek or timid to others, as her overwhelming kindness can render her unable to respond or act for fear of offending somebody.<ref>Chapter 75</ref> Her father's constant push to alter this personality trait when she was younger only made it worse, eroding Hinata's self-confidence and making her even more bashful because she placed so little faith in her own thoughts and opinions.<ref name="databook3" />
Hinata's outlook sees a shift after her appointment to [[Team 8]]. Whereas her father and much of the Hyūga clan had decided she was a lost cause who would never amount to anything,<ref name="ch78">Chapter 78, page 10</ref> her team considers her a valuable member with her own special strong points: [[Kurenai Yūhi]] recognises Hinata's difficult upbringing and her struggles to improve, and for that reason focuses on Hinata's successes rather than her failures;<ref name="c80"/> [[Kiba Inuzuka]] is protective of her, wishing to keep her from harm and playfully teasing her about her personality quirks;<ref>Chapter 78</ref><ref name="c238"/> [[Shino Aburame]], though often even quieter than Hinata, is confident in her abilities and will not hesitate to assure others of her competency.{{citation needed}} When she first joins Team 8, she finds herself over-relying on her team-mates, looking to them in times of difficulty to save her from situations that make her uncomfortable. It is for her team-mates - among other reasons - that Hinata starts seeking to change herself, as she wishes to help the team rather than burden it.<ref name="c80">Chapter 80, page 9</ref>
Hinata's main motivation is Naruto Uzumaki, with whom she has been fascinated since meeting him. He initially gained her attention because of his outspoken kindness, and then kept her attention because of similarities that Hinata perceived to herself: Naruto had a painful childhood without the love of parents, a fate worse than the mere difficulty she had with her own father, and he craves the attention and acknowledgement of anybody, just as Hinata wants to please her father.<ref>Chapter 76, page 11</ref> But whereas Hinata lost faith in herself and let others tell her she couldn't succeed, Naruto always believes in himself and knows that he can accomplish any given task if he tries hard enough. She admires him deeply for this courage and over time falls in love with him, which manifests as increased shyness and speechlessness when around him. Although most people understand the reason for Hinata's behaviour around Naruto, Naruto himself thinks it's just Hinata's normal, if "weird", personality.
Hinata strives to improve herself in order to benefit her team and to prove herself to her father, but mostly to gain the attention and worthiness of Naruto. She emulates him to this purpose, adopting his [[nindō]] of never giving up as the means by which she will change herself. To that end, she stops running from confrontation, instead doing all that she can to face it. If she fails, she gets up again and trains herself to not fail a second time. Hinata initially can only manage to practice this nindō when Naruto is nearby, but even then it is rewarding: she is able to speak her mind to him, for which he decides his view of her as "weird" was incorrect. By the end of Part I, she even displays it when Naruto is not around, for which reason her father's and the Hyūga clan's faith in her is restored and strengthened.<ref name="c238">Chapter 238, pages 8-9</ref>
In Part II and onwards, Hinata is a fully capable ninja of Konoha, who, like her peers, is comfortable with her opinions, dutiful in combat and on missions, and willing to put her life on the line for her friends and village.<ref name="c526"/> But Naruto remains her primary motivation: it is in order to protect him that she fights [[Pain]] alone, in full knowledge that she will lose;<ref name="c437"/> it is because the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]' aim to protect Naruto that she fights in the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], pushing herself more than usual in case it will bring victory and thus assure Naruto's safety; it is to save Naruto that she fights [[Kinshiki]] and [[Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki]] and is subsequently hospitalised in the failed attempt. She even defends Naruto from himself when he's in doubt, repeating to him his own refusal to never give up when he begins contemplating doing just that.<ref>Chapter 615, pages 5-13</ref>
During ''[[The Last: Naruto the Movie]]'', Naruto finally recognises the love that Hinata has always had for him; realising that she alone has never lost faith in him and that she has always been there for him, he reciprocates her feelings. They marry (after only a few months of dating according to ''[[Sakura Hiden]]'') and eventually have two children, [[Boruto]] and [[Himawari]]. When Naruto becomes [[Hokage]], Hinata remains supportive of him and his increased responsibilities and tries to keep Boruto and Himawari happy despite his frequent absences, even though she herself also yearns for her husband to be at home. As a mother, she loves and is protective of her children, but also realises that they, particularly Boruto, take after Naruto and that she must believe in them to do things themselves.<ref>''Boruto: Naruto the Movie''</ref>
== Personality ==
[[File:Lee Pose.png|thumb|left|Lee's "nice guy" pose.]]
Lee is extremely energetic, single-minded, and hot-blooded. Despite his very passionate nature, Lee has also shown strong instincts, able stay focused at the mission at hand, rarely losing his composure, and notice the presence people around him, even recognising his friends. He is characterised as being the epitome of a "nice guy", having assumed many of Guy's personality quirks. One such trait is his apparent lack of common sense, believing at times that he can get what he wants by not wanting it. At other times, he takes copious notes, but forgets that he cannot check them during a fight. He has a keen sense of honour, and respects his opponents, refusing to hold grudges against those who have defeated him, and returning favours to those that have helped him. This was shown by his befriending of [[Gaara]], forgiving him for crushing his arm and leg — injuries that nearly ended his career as a shinobi. Lee feels others should show the same respect towards their opponents, and is disgusted whenever someone is unnecessarily cruel to their enemies.
Lee is known for speaking respectfully to others, being very proper in both English and Japanese language versions, and never using contractions or swearwords. He also uses formal Japanese, applying proper titles ("-san", "-kun", etc.) to anyone he meets. However, Lee refers to his team-mates [[Neji Hyūga]] and [[Tenten]] just by their given names, implying that he is close enough to them to use such an informal way to speak to them. His relationship with [[Guy]] has also caused him to acquire many of Guy's traits; in addition to his personality, his dedication to his promises, as well as his belief that one cannot dislike food, are characteristics of Guy. Lee also carries this small book and pencil to recall the various bits of information Guy has given him over time.
Lee's attempts to prove and better himself are recurring themes for his actions throughout the series. He is generally optimistic, and believes that, with hard work and passion, he can surpass a natural genius, but can be prone to depression when faced with setbacks. His drive to succeed was initially most evident with his rivalry with Neji, having learned from Guy that having a rival will provide incentive to succeed. Neji, a "genius" ninja, found Lee's efforts of bettering himself to be in vain, and believed that Lee would be a "failure" for the rest of his life. Also, when making a promise, Lee assigns himself arduous tasks to complete in the event that he doesn't live up to his expectations. When this promise is broken, usually just barely, he trains to prevent it from happening again.
As such, Lee resolved to prove Neji wrong, and confronted another "genius", [[Sasuke Uchiha]], in an attempt to test his worth. While Lee maintained the desire to defeat Neji in a fight throughout the [[Chūnin Exams (Arc)|Chūnin Exams]], after Neji's eventual defeat by [[Naruto Uzumaki]], another so-called "failure", Lee became less interested in this goal. Neji's rejection of his previous belief in fate also contributed to this, as he now respects Lee, believing that he will surpass the gifted with enough work.
Shortly after his introduction to Team 7, Lee revealed that he liked [[Sakura Haruno]], asking her to be his girlfriend and vowing to protect her immediately after they met. While she did not seem to share these feelings for him, and considered him weird, Lee maintained these feelings, and went out of his way to help her throughout the Chūnin Exams. Sakura became more appreciative after this, and punches Naruto whenever he insults Lee.
[[File:Lee's Dream.png|thumb|right|Lee dreams of victory in combat and love.]]
Despite this, Sakura does not seem to return any romantic feelings for Lee, as she refers to him with the more formal "Lee-san", as opposed to "Lee-kun". After the Exams' conclusion, Lee's interest in Sakura went largely unaddressed in the manga. It is occasionally referenced in the anime, such as when Naruto fought Lee in the Lee's Dōjō Arc; Naruto transformed into Sakura, causing Lee to forget about the fight long enough for Naruto to attack him. However, when Madara managed to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi on the moon, Lee's dream was of winning Sakura's affections, suggesting that he still had romantic feelings for her.
Years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Lee took on Guy's role of teaching hard work and embracing one's youth to the new generation.
== Personality ==
[[File:Choji's Dream.png|thumb|left|Chōji's dreams of a girl who admires him for his appetite.]]
Chōji is a very kind, polite, and caring person. These characteristics are said to be his greatest strength by both his father Chōza and his former teacher [[Asuma Sarutobi]] while his greatest weakness was his lack of self-confidence.<ref name="chapt533">Chapter 533, page 14</ref> He is easily motivated by the prospect of food, and becomes highly agitated when somebody calls him "fat" (he refers to himself as "big-boned", "chubby") Asuma would say that he is just "pleasantly plump". However, he does not hide his love for food and his near constant hunger is also an annoyance to his team-mates, as eating often comes before other necessities such as stealth and teamwork. Food can also make him over-react about silly things, such as who gets the last chip, or when Akamaru tried to take his chips, and he refuses to let anyone else eat the last chip in the bag, even in battle-situation.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 110</ref> Chōji also tends to eat a lot when he's angry. Since Part II of the series, however, his eating habits are more controlled and no longer interfere with his duties as a shinobi.
{{imgRight|Choji confident.png|Chōji's new-found confidence.}}
Chōji has a long-standing friendship with Shikamaru. The two have complete trust in each other, with Shikamaru being one of the few people to look past Chōji's lack of athleticism, and see that he had a kind heart; recognising Chōji's true strength. Because of this, Chōji has unwavering faith and loyalty to Shikamaru and, if necessary, would give his life for him, which nearly happened during his battle with [[Jirōbō]]. Chōji also cares deeply for his mentor, Asuma, and had a difficult time in fighting him during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], due to not wanting to hurt his own teacher,<ref>Chapter 532, page 17</ref> even when Asuma called Chōji "fat" in an attempt to anger him.<ref name="chpt533">Chapter 533, pages 3-4</ref>
As stated by his father and teacher, Chōji greatly lacked confidence in himself and his abilities which often times hindered his actions or even progression in some aspects.<ref name="chapt533"/> During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], however, Chōji was able to overcome these issues and become one of the major contributing factors in the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] turning the tide of the battle in their favour.<ref name="chpt533"/>
== Personality ==
Kiba is often short-tempered and impulsive (in stark contrast to his team-mates [[Shino]] and [[Hinata]]), and can be prone to making mistakes when he becomes agitated in battle. He also enjoys combat even when facing particularly strong opponents. He cares deeply for Akamaru, and is willing to do whatever is necessary to protect him. And, despite his rather gruff attitude, many of Kiba's actions reveal that he is very close to his older sister, [[Hana]], and remains fiercely loyal to his clan and has great pride in it.
Back at his academy days, Shino always considered Kiba a "problem child", and wanted to be assigned to a team with anyone but him because of how different their personalities were to each other.<ref name="KH8">Konoha Hiden, chapter 8</ref> Even after becoming a team, Kiba often argues with Shino over what course of action the group should take, particularly when Shino advises caution. Kiba often sees himself as the group leader, and becomes offended at any of Shino's actions that he perceives as challenging his leadership. It seems that there was a contest for leadership of Team 8 during the Chūnin Exams, as Kiba said Hinata voted for him. Despite his disagreements with Shino, he is very close to him, and respects his fighting capabilities. Shino on other hand came to consider Kiba his best friend, and a partner whom he could trust more than anyone else by his side.<ref name="KH8" /> Despite Shino's own stoic personality, he has shown a rather humorous side of his around Kiba, specially when he occasionally teases Kiba whenever he's boasting about how he's a suitable candidate for Hokage.
Kiba has became extremely close to his other team-mate, Hinata, and acts rather brotherly toward her, but tends to worry about her, urging her to be strong before the second phase of the exam,<ref>Chapter 45, page 16</ref> and to forfeit rather than face a dangerous opponent.<ref>Chapter 78, page 3</ref> Kiba also seems to be quite protective of her, although he insists that Hinata is not someone who can't take care of herself.<ref>Naruto: Episode 151</ref> Kiba is also one of the first few people to get to get to know about Hinata's crush on [[Naruto Uzumaki]], and has been quite supportive of that. Kiba likes to playfully tease Hinata about her affections for Naruto. This usually includes telling her that Naruto is nearby, or just mentioning her reactions to him to other people, much to her embarrassment. Despite this, they have a very strong friendship. Kiba also seemed to be quite excited over Hinata and Naruto's wedding, and wanted to be the one, along with Shino and Akamaru, to bring them the best present out of all the people attending their wedding, so they could make Hinata happy. Kiba dubbed it as the Team Eight's last mission, something that only members of their team would be involved in, who had been through all the happiness and sorrow with each other.<ref name="KH7">Konoha Hiden, chapter 7</ref>
Kiba is also quite close to his sensei and her [[Mirai Sarutobi|daughter]]. Although he gets a little annoyed by Mirai's habit of mixing up his and Akamaru's names, calling him and Akamaru "Akakiba" and "Kibamaru" respectively, which is rather weird considering Kiba and Akamaru frequently came to play with Mirai during their walks.<ref name="KH7" /> Kurenai also seems to act rather playful with Kiba, teasing him about his newly grown goatee and pinching his cheeks.
In the anime, mostly in the filler arcs, Kiba is shown to also get along well with Naruto, despite their arguments. This seems to be proven when it was shown that Kiba, Akamaru, Naruto, Chōji, and Shikamaru skipped classes together and play in the park. Those three seem to be some of the first true friends he made in the village. Although Kiba was rather rude to Naruto during their fight in Chūnin exams, Kiba grew to respect him after being defeated, cheering him on during his battle against Neji and even stating that Naruto is not someone to be underestimated, showing more confidence in him than Hinata, who looked rather worried.<ref name="Ch99">Chapter 99, page 16</ref> They also have somewhat of a rivalry that stems from childhood. He was shown to have become frustrated with Naruto's growth and is determined to surpass him. He even showed admiration towards Naruto, stating that he wanted to become like him.
[[File:Kiba's Dream.png|thumb|Kiba's dream of being Hokage.]]
Kiba also dreams of becoming the Hokage someday and expressed this desire both during his fight with Naruto during the [[Chūnin Exams]]<ref>Chapter 76, page 13</ref> as well as during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], where he deduced that if he fought and gained a name for himself during the war, it would be a step in the direction of becoming the Hokage,<ref name="c515">Chapter 515, page 18</ref> an ideal he mentions again later on.<ref name="c632">Chapter 632, page 2</ref> In his Infinite Tsukuyomi, Kiba dreamed he was Hokage and also desired to have a national holiday for all dogs.
Despite all of Kiba's wildness and impulsiveness, when Kiba sees [[Tamaki]], he is usually left in a love-struck stupor where he freezes and is left at a loss for words. This is then immediately followed by Kiba politely boasting and controlling his wild personality while making connections between the two that usually make no real sense. His love-struck demeanour is enough to make Akamaru and [[Ninneko]] disgusted and Shino speechless (who sees a "dog-boy" and a "cat-girl" romantically involved).
== Personality ==
Since his early childhood, Shino has been a calm, collected, and solitary person, who is quite mysterious. Shino is portrayed as being somewhere between merely stoic and matter-of-fact, rarely ever smiling or showing emotion at all; rather than thank his team-mates for congratulating him on his victory in the preliminaries, he told them that he expected them to do the same. He also has a tendency of holding grudges and being rather intimidating, such as seen when [[Naruto]] failed to recognise him at the start of Part II (which is fair as the only visible part of his face were his sunglasses), but easily recognised Kiba and [[Hinata]] regardless. He still holds that grudge to this day.
[[File:Shino's Dream.png|thumb|left|Shino's dream of discovering new insect breeds.]]
Shino seems to be aware of these odd personality traits; in the anime, when he ate food poisoned with a chemical that forced him to laugh, he menacingly told Naruto to forget it had ever happened. His interest in insects only helps him strengthen this viewpoint; by spending most of his spare time watching them, and often making analogies to insects when talking, people have come to identify Shino as "creepy", and tend to dislike being in his company for prolonged periods of time. In his [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] dream, Shino dreamt that he found a new giant-sized species of bugs and tamed it as his own.
Despite occasionally arguing with Kiba due to their personality differences, Shino has a very strong sense of connection with his team-mates and allies. This was first seen when he promised [[Sasuke Uchiha]] to help him fight Gaara after dealing with [[Kankurō]], but regretted not being able to uphold that promise after being poisoned.
Shino is also very brave as he and his team-mates were terrified after seeing Gaara's powers during the second stage of the Chūnin Exams, but he still resolved to help Sasuke in any way he could with Gaara. He also regretted being unavailable and therefore unable to help with retrieving Sasuke. From that point onwards, he resolved to work on his teamwork skills with Kiba and Hinata. He even helped Hinata to improve her abilities, and is one of the few people, besides Naruto, who openly professes confidence in her. The fruits of his efforts are seen in the anime, where Shino was able to carry out a mission successfully while also keeping others safe. He also proves to be able to understand his team-mates' inner workings, sensing when the slightest of things is wrong with either of them. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, he also went out of his way to keep his team-mate's chakra flow active through the use of his insects.
Shino speaks in a curious fashion, as noted by both Naruto and Kiba. He speaks in a manner most simply described as "nitpicking" and uses the word {{translation|'because'|なぜなら|nazenara}} a great deal. To others, his manner of speaking seems like over concern with the trivial points of a conversation which could be left unsaid, or, providing information that will leave questions that could possibly be asked — already answered.<ref>Chapter 238, page 6 and Chapter 126, page 5</ref>
Shino is fairly confident in his abilities and that he will win a battle, and tends to try to communicate this to an opponent for their own well-being. Still, Shino enjoys fighting, and dislikes being denied a chance to battle a skilled opponent, as seen when he went out of his way during the Konoha Crush to fight Kankurō, after the latter had forfeited to avoid revealing his puppets' secrets.
In the anime, it was shown that Shino will panic when confronted with insectivorous animals or plants (with Shino himself likening it to psychological torture).<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 271</ref> He will also fall into despair showing saddened expressions — atypical of him — to the point where he almost cries and even refuses to continue his mission to avoid losing any more insects.
== Personality ==
[[File:Sai2.PNG|thumb|right|Sai's fake smile.]]
When first introduced, Sai was distinguished by his total lack of emotion which he often masks with a false, cheerful, yet transparent façade. After much mental conditioning and training while in Root, Sai had suppressed almost all of his emotions, laying all of his loyalty to whoever commands him, and thus making it easier for him to accomplish dangerous, unpleasant, or unethical missions. Due to this training and his lack of social experience and personal initiative, Sai has great trouble in understanding how bonds between people can motivate others. He often showcases this confusion after thinking about why Naruto would go so far to save Sasuke, a traitor, even though Naruto had not been ordered to do so.
Sai's social awkwardness tends to get people angry, because he often speaks without considering his words and their effects on people. This was due to his inability to realise the difference between a rude statement and a true statement. Sai had read somewhere in a book that giving somebody a nickname would bring you closer to that person and develop your friendship, this resulted in Sai hurting [[Sakura Haruno]]'s feelings, because he called her "ugly", stating the first true character trait that came to his mind. This also nearly led to enraging Chōji, while eating barbecue with [[Team Asuma]] and [[Team Kakashi]] he nearly called him "fatso" before Naruto covered his mouth before he could finish. Realising he was offending people by saying characteristics that came to his head, Sai decided to take a different approach by saying the opposite of what came into his head. In this way, at the same event Sai called Ino "gorgeous" (although he truly meant to call her "ugly"), much to Ino's surprise, Naruto's relief, and Sakura's outrage.
[[File:Angry Sai.png|thumb|left|Sai enraged during his battle with Deidara.]]
After spending more time with Team Kakashi, Sai comes to appreciate bonds, particularly the bond that exists between Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, though Sai would come to have his doubts about Sasuke when he began to commit crimes on an international scale, which Naruto would suffer for. This causes him to break out of his emotionless shell and start to remember the times he had with his own "brother", [[Shin]]. In doing so, Sai was able to start giving genuine smiles. Wanting to experience personal bonds for himself, Sai sets out to make as many friends as he can. However, since he is learning most of this out of books and by trial and error, he often accidentally ends up offending people with his nicknames and conversation. He has come to develop a more genuine, pleasant and thoughtful personality, while also showing signs of more emotion, such as enthusiasm and occasionally nervousness. After his first time with Team Kakashi, Sai is seen being friendly towards others, helping companions when they need it, referring to peers kindly, and having fun in social situations. He later appeared to show genuine anger while explaining to Sakura about Naruto's feelings for her and later when she lied to Naruto about the predicament with Sasuke and trying to use a fake confession to get him to give up on Sasuke. The greatest change in his personality, however, came after he encounters his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] brother. When Shin is used as a living bomb by Deidara, Sai became truly enraged for the first time and attacked Sasori and Deidara mercilessly, showing genuine rage on his face. Sai also displayed genuine sadness, shedding tears when his brother was freed from the technique and disappears.
[[File:Sai Crying.png|thumb|right|Sai crying as Shin departs for the afterlife.]]
Sai is very observant, and is always focused on his missions. He pays a lot of attention to detail, allowing him to quickly notice if something is not as it appears, as shown from how he easily sees through Yamato's tricks. This awareness spans beyond the trials of duty, as Sai was later quick to understand the nature of Naruto's inner suffering without Naruto even telling him. What he failed to understand, however, was that Naruto was not trying to save Sasuke just for Sakura, something he mentions is due to his still lacklustre understanding of both his Team 7 team-mates and emotions in general and he would come to regret when it lead to Sakura's suicidal attempt to stop Sasuke. Sai holds Naruto in high regard, and tries to assist Naruto whenever he's going through hardships however he can. This bond with Naruto led Sai to start to understand camaraderie, and by the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he realised he understood it as he, [[Rock Lee]], and various others went to assist Naruto as he fought against [[Obito Uchiha|Tobi]]. Growing up over the following the years, Sai came to truly understand compassion and love, as he ultimately formed a family with Ino. He has also begun training his son in his artistic-ninjutsu, finding humour in Inojin's cruder drawing. Sai also has developed strong parenting skills, being the one who's reprimanding Naruto for not holding back enough when he tried to counter Boruto's shadow clone with his own.
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Team Guy

i thought team guy's team competed in the Chunin exams? tenten fought temari, rock lee fought gaara and neji fought hinata. or is this a whole different thing?im sorry its been a while i dont remember.Shelldone (talk) 07:59, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, team guy competed in the chunin exam. What is the problem? Jacce | Talk 16:27, February 11, 2010 (UTC)


Is this article really needed? the Konoha 11 group only exists in the minds of fans. iIt has never been named in the manga and the members have done practically nothing together as a group. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 19:01, May 9, 2010 (UTC)

It's got anime cred. And it's easier to refer to the group than it is to list all the "members" by name whenever it comes up. ~SnapperTo 19:08, May 9, 2010 (UTC)
How does it have anime cred? --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 19:34, May 9, 2010 (UTC)
大ピンチ! 木の葉の11人全員集合. Though I wonder if the first の is a typo, and if so on whose part. ~SnapperTo 19:46, May 9, 2010 (UTC)
In a similar vain, Rookie Nine is also referred to in the anime. 蹴散らせライバル!新人9人全員集 Like here.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 22:54, May 9, 2010 (UTC)
I really should stop forgetting about the anime... --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 10:09, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

In Chapter 459 starting on page 4, it implies there is a Konoha 11 which is a clique. They are seen discussing what to do with Sasuke, the only members of that clique not present is Sakura, Naruto, and Shikamaru (who is heading to Sakura to relay the groups decision). Each of these members are eventually notified of the groups decision. The Manga only implies that this group exists through their constant interaction between each other. Also the naming of this group is mainly made for the convenience of the fans, stated in Snapper's post.--Alastar 89 (talk) 08:38, May 23, 2011 (UTC)

They're basically classmates. A group of people who've gone through a lot together, merely by virtue of being practically the same age and starting their journey through life at the same time. This doesn't make them a special group with their own name. —ShounenSuki (talk | contribs | translations) 13:13, May 23, 2011 (UTC)
I assume it's needed. It's like the rookie nine's respective teams though. --NejiLoverr26 (Ilnarutoanime)Konohagakure Symbol 14:21, May 23, 2011 (UTC)

Writer forgot Shino as a member of Konohoa 11. You know the bug guy. The writer gave Kiba's dog his own link, making him the 11th member of Konoha. —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

Shino is listed. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 15:34, June 12, 2011 (UTC)


Should it be noted that every Sensei seems to have their favorite team members. Kurenai has Hinata, Asuma has Shikamaru, Guy has Rock Lee, Kakashi had Sasuke then had Naruto.Scott sswagg 02:06, October 24, 2010 (UTC)

Other teams?

So when Team Kakashi, Team Kurenai, and Team Asuma members graduated from the academy and went on to squads, there were more students in their class with them. Were those other guys not picked for teams? And they weren't seen like the Rookie 9 at the Chūnin Exams. I guess those others guys just didn't stick. And I am also wondering about Team Guy, like they were the only ones on their level to be seen. (talk) 23:32, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

I remember Kakashi explaining that out of their class, which had about 30 people, only a few would actually graduate and become genin, it's something about the system. Some may have graduated, but simply weren't deemed as prepared by their sensei to go into the chūnin exams. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:45, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Image ?

Does anyone know what specific episode the infobox image actually came from ? The rationale does not seem to be very specific, and I was looking at uploading a slightly higher quality one if it was from Shippuden. --Speysider (Talk Page) 19:04, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know for sure, but I think it was from the arc with the Four Celestial Symbols Men. Skitts (talk) 19:06, May 9, 2012 (UTC)


Why isn't Chōji in the list? Jacce | Talk | Contributions 15:26, July 10, 2012 (UTC)

I tried refreshing his infobox and the article but I still don't see him listed there either.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 15:34, July 10, 2012 (UTC)

Now he is listed. Jacce | Talk | Contributions 19:00, July 10, 2012 (UTC)

Where's Tenten

Why is Tenten not on the list? I mean even Akamaru is there! Nobody shows Tenten any love. Leyviur (talk) 05:38, September 14, 2012 (UTC)

It is probably due to the bugs after the last system upgrade. Jacce | Talk | Contributions 06:00, September 14, 2012 (UTC)

New Mugshots

Besides Sakura, Kiba, Akamaru and Chouji - Members of the Konoha 11 Team Needs Some New Mugshots, Cause the Mugshots that Naruto, Sasuke, Hinata and Shikamaru have, have been there for who knows how long. Just a Suggestion is 'all... Kieronrob | (talk) 02:47, September 30, 2012 (UTC)

Is unnecessary unless there's an issue with them.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 14:45, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
An Issue with them he Says... ¬¬ --Kieronrob 02:31, October 10 2012 (UTC)

Naruto Alliance.png

Is this picture really suited for this side? I can't find Neji and Lee on it.Norleon (talk) 14:31, November 28, 2012 (UTC)

Again, now that the picture was removed from Lee's page too, should we remove it from this article as well? I mean, two current members are missing on it.Norleon (talk) 14:32, December 4, 2012 (UTC)
Resolved.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 14:58, December 4, 2012 (UTC)

Neji Hyuuga's death regarding the K11.

I was just wondering, if it is worth noting that Neji is the first of Konoha 11 to die, regarding the recent chapter 614. --AkasunaNoJade (talk) 04:13, December 19, 2012 (UTC)

No that is what this wiki considers junk trivia. — SimAnt 04:27, December 19, 2012 (UTC)

Konoha 11 Members

Should it be Konoha 13, since Akamaru, Sai and formerly Sasuke Uchiha were also part of the group? --Kieronrob (talk) 13:12, December 26, 2012 (UTC)

Sasuke and Sai were never part of the group. Akamaru comes with Kiba.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 13:14, December 26, 2012 (UTC)

Manga and Canon

Even though this team is named in the Anime, Shouldn't it be named in the games and even more so, in the Manga and Canon-Storyline despite them appearing together as a group in the Five Kage Summit and Shinobi world war arcs? --Kieronrob (talk) 13:12, December 26, 2012 (UTC)


Why is not the debut Manga, and they appear in the World War? Rafael Uchiha (talk) 16:34, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

They have not been referred to as Konoha 11 in the manga, just in the anime. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:18, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

fix the memeber roster, please? Justin Holland (talk) 21:41, June 13, 2013 (UTC)


Hinata Hyuuga is not listed as a member. i would change it but i can not for the life of me find how to edit team members.Dlord9630 (talk) 01:20, July 9, 2013 (UTC) Dlord9630

I can see her there. You might need to clear your cache/purge the page. ~ UltimateSupreme 02:09, July 9, 2013 (UTC)


They forgot to add Sakura Haruno to the 'members' on the info tab... —This unsigned comment was made by FatimaUchiha (talkcontribs) .

Someone had moved Sakura's article by accident over not knowing how to edit. Moving articles resets some listings in infoboxes. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 21:31, September 22, 2013 (UTC)
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