|Manga||Volume #63, Naruto Chapter #602|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #344|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
He was one of many Zetsu clones created using the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path and Hashirama's living clone. He served as one of Madara Uchiha's loyal minions and spies. He met and befriended Obito shortly after the latter was saved by Madara. He, along with White Zetsu, enjoyed annoying and teasing Obito about things such as what he murmured in his sleep. Over time, the duo became friends with the young Uchiha.
Months into Obito's rehabilitation, White Zetsu returned to the underground base where he urgently alerted Obito that he saw Kakashi and Rin being cornered by Kirigakure shinobi while he was outside. Resolved to save his friends, Obito tried to break a wall in an effort to escape, but destroyed his artificial arm, only cracking the wall in the process. Seeing how desperate Obito was, the swirl-patterned Zetsu noted that his limbs were not strong enough to break through stone yet and offered himself as a suit of sorts for Obito to wear in order to make it to the surface. Although Obito was sceptical about whether they had permission to help, White Zetsu noted that it would be fine.
When first meeting Obito, "Swirl" Zetsu was playful and enjoyed teasing him about things. Although Obito was initially hostile, the two befriended each other during the former's rehabilitation. He believes that the Eye of the Moon Plan is good for mankind and sees Madara as good guy. He is also kind-hearted, as shown when he and White Zetsu decide to help Obito without Madara's permission. Strangely, he is interested in what it is like being able to defecate since he cannot do so himself.
"Swirl" Zetsu is easily distinguished by the swirl-pattern of his face that only shows the hole in the place of his right eye. Though it has a swirl pattern running from his head down to his waist. These swirls are shown to be able to open in a similar manner to the fly-trap extensions of the "normal" Zetsu. The Zetsu shows no visible orifices at all but has a fully defined body.
As a Zetsu clone, "Swirl" Zetsu is presumed to have the standard abilities they normally possessed. "Swirl" Zetsu and White Zetsu also claim to have a vocabulary and brain that surpasses a human's. Through unknown means, he seemingly is able to read the mind of White Zetsu without any form of physical connection.
Later "Swirl" Zetsu displays the ability to use himself as a suit of sorts and encases the young Obito Uchiha, increasing the boy's physical abilities.
- Despite claiming to have a brain, "Swirl" Zetsu's head and body is oddly hollow when opened.