FANDOM


(not exactly sure which was the first episode that showed it this arc, but you occasionally see Ishikawa's and Mu's)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[File:Tsuchikage hat.svg|thumb|The Tsuchikage's hat.]]
 
[[File:Tsuchikage hat.svg|thumb|The Tsuchikage's hat.]]
The {{translation|'''Tsuchikage'''|土影|lit meaning=Earth Shadow}} is the [[Kage]] of [[Iwagakure]], a title bestowed on the village's leader. The Tsuchikage is generally regarded as the strongest shinobi in the village. Iwa ninja obey the Tsuchikage's every command without hesitation.<ref>''[[Hyō no Sho]]'', page 16</ref> Over time, Iwagakure gained a poor reputation for the underhanded tactics which their Tsuchikage employed such as taking advantage of alliances even in times of peace.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, pages 9-10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 7</ref> The Tsuchikage resides in the tallest building in Iwa: a stone building with a cone-shaped roof that bears the kanji for {{translation|'''''Tsuchi'''''|土|lit meaning=Earth}}.
+
The {{translation|'''Tsuchikage'''|土影|lit meaning=Earth Shadow}} is the [[Kage]] of [[Iwagakure]], a title bestowed on the village's leader. The Tsuchikage is generally regarded as the strongest shinobi in the village. There have been four Kazekage in the village's history.
  +
  +
== Overview ==
  +
The Tsuchikage position was created after the formation of Iwa by [[Ishikawa]], the village's founder, that in anime was the third of the five Kage to emerge.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 369</ref> The manner in which the Tsuchikage is chosen is not known, but three of the four Tsuchikage are linked by the same family: the First was the grandfather of the [[Ōnoki|Third]] and the [[Kurotsuchi|Fourth]] was the granddaughter of the Third and descendant of the First. Although it is unclear whether the [[Mū|Second]] was related to the First, he had been his personal bodyguard and the Third's teacher. The Tsuchikage resides in the tallest building in Iwa: a stone building with a cone-shaped roof that bears the kanji for {{translation|'''''Tsuchi'''''|土|lit meaning=Earth}}.
  +
  +
The Tsuchikage are known for the realization of true authority, having their shinobi obeying all commands without hesitation.<ref>''[[Hyō no Sho]]'', page 16</ref> Over time, because the governments of the Second and Third Tsuchikages employed unfair tactics such as taking advantage of alliances, even in peacetime, earned the post and its village a bad reputation among other villages.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, pages 9-10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 7</ref> It was not until the time of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] and afterwards conflict that the infamy of both position and village would end.
   
 
== List of Tsuchikage ==
 
== List of Tsuchikage ==

Revision as of 00:46, October 8, 2019

Tsuchikage hat

The Tsuchikage's hat.

The Tsuchikage (土影, Literally meaning: Earth Shadow) is the Kage of Iwagakure, a title bestowed on the village's leader. The Tsuchikage is generally regarded as the strongest shinobi in the village. There have been four Kazekage in the village's history.

Overview

The Tsuchikage position was created after the formation of Iwa by Ishikawa, the village's founder, that in anime was the third of the five Kage to emerge.[1] The manner in which the Tsuchikage is chosen is not known, but three of the four Tsuchikage are linked by the same family: the First was the grandfather of the Third and the Fourth was the granddaughter of the Third and descendant of the First. Although it is unclear whether the Second was related to the First, he had been his personal bodyguard and the Third's teacher. The Tsuchikage resides in the tallest building in Iwa: a stone building with a cone-shaped roof that bears the kanji for Tsuchi (, Literally meaning: Earth).

The Tsuchikage are known for the realization of true authority, having their shinobi obeying all commands without hesitation.[2] Over time, because the governments of the Second and Third Tsuchikages employed unfair tactics such as taking advantage of alliances, even in peacetime, earned the post and its village a bad reputation among other villages.[3][4] It was not until the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War and afterwards conflict that the infamy of both position and village would end.

List of Tsuchikage

First Tsuchikage

Shodai Tsuchikage1

Ishikawa, the First Tsuchikage.

Main article: Ishikawa Ishikawa (イシカワ, Ishikawa) was the First Tsuchikage (初代土影, Shodai Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: First or Founding Earth Shadow) who founded Iwagakure in the Land of Earth. In the anime, he was stated to be a member of the Kamizuru Clan.[5]

Second Tsuchikage

Mū

Mū, the Second Tsuchikage.

Main article: Mū‎‎ (, ) was the Second Tsuchikage (二代目土影, Nidaime Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: Second Earth Shadow) of Iwagakure.[6] During his lifetime, Mū was renowned as the "Non-Person" (無人, Mujin, Viz: Null-Man) due to his ability which left neither a physical form nor detectable chakra signature.[6]

Third Tsuchikage

Ōnoki

Ōnoki, the Third Tsuchikage.

Main article: Ōnoki Ōnoki (オオノキ, Ōnoki, Viz: Ohnoki), renowned as "Ōnoki of Both Scales" (両天秤のオオノキ, Ryōtenbin no Ōnoki, English TV: Ohnoki the Fence-Sitter), was the Third Tsuchikage (三代目土影, Sandaime Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: Third Earth Shadow) of Iwagakure.

Fourth Tsuchikage

Fourth Tsuchikage

Kurotsuchi, the Fourth Tsuchikage.

Main article: Kurotsuchi Kurotsuchi (黒ツチ, Kurotsuchi) is a kunoichi of Iwagakure, the granddaughter of the Third Tsuchikage, and a descendant of the First Tsuchikage. She would later follow their endowment by taking on the mantle as the Fourth Tsuchikage (四代目土影, Yondaime Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: Fourth Earth Shadow).

Trivia

  • The First Tsuchikage was the grandfather of the Third Tsuchikage, and the Third is the grandfather of the Fourth.
  • In the anime, busts of previous Tsuchikage are displayed in the Tsuchikage's office.

References

  1. Naruto: Shippūden episode 369
  2. Hyō no Sho, page 16
  3. Naruto chapter 547, pages 9-10
  4. Naruto chapter 553, page 7
  5. Naruto episode 150
  6. 6.0 6.1 Naruto chapter 525, page 1
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.