The Two-Tailed Monster Cat (ニ尾の化け猫, Nibi no Bakeneko) is a tailed beast that was formerly sealed within Yugito Nii of Kumogakure when she was two years old. It had been captured by Hidan and Kakuzu, then extracted and sealed by Akatsuki. After Akatsuki's fall it came to belong to Konohagakure, where it was sealed within a six-year old Kenji Nagakura.
According to Madara Uchiha, the Two-Tails first came into being near the end of the waning days of the Sage of the Six Paths' life; to prevent its resurgence, the Sage split up the demon's chakra of the Ten-Tailed Beast into nine separate, monstrous constructs of living chakra, which would become known as the tailed beasts. Like the One-Tailed Shukaku, many people believed that the Two-Tails was once a human that turned into a living ghost (生霊, ikiryō). The Two-Tails eventually fell into the possession of Kumogakure and sealed into a two-years-old Yugito Nii. She was placed into a detestable training program in order to learn to control the Two-Tails' power. After Akatsuki fell, it became captured by Kitigakure and sealed within Kenji.
The Two-Tails resembles a bakeneko covered in wild blue flames. Its eyes are like an odd-eyed cat, with a right yellow eye and a left green eye.
As the Two-Tails' jinchūriki, the jinchūriki has the ability to transform into the monster cat, giving him or her access to its strength and its ability to breathe fireballs from its mouth without losing much control.
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Naruto: The 9 Tailed Beasts, Ranked From Weakest To Strongest
The Narutoseries features plenty of powerful ninja and jutsu, but the strongest weapon used by far is none other than the Tailed Beasts created by the Sage of Six Paths himself. Although they are collectively called the Tailed-Beasts or the more derogatory Chakra Beasts, they are massive chakra forms that can do enormous damage.
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They have been captured, placed into humans, and extracted various times throughout the anime as a tool in powerplayーbut they do each have personalities, as well as several tails, or something else, that show which one they are. Here they are, ranked from strongest to weakest.
Shukaku is the One-Tails who resides inside of Gaara. Besides Kurama, Shukaku was one of the first Tailed Beasts the Naruto series introduced. Shukaku is one of the reasons Gaara has the Ulimate Defense.
Other than his childish personality, Shukaku has advance sealing techniques that far outrank the other Tailed Beasts, despite being considered the weakest.
Matatabi is the Two-Tails who resided inside of the deceased Hidden Cloud Village kunoichi, Yugito Nii. She is very polite and has Fire Release, which she can lend to other Tailed Beasts.
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She can also fuse with other Tailed Beasts, which enables her to crush a full Susanoo. She is also the fastest out of all other Tailed Beasts, and was able to outrun most humans who wished to capture her. Although she was ultimately captured, it took more effort than the others to finally extract her from Yugito.
Isobu is the Three-Tails who resided inside of the deceased Four Mizukage, Yagura Karatachi. Isobu is a toss up, as it managed to befriend Yagura when he was alive.
It was able to defeat its opponents with sea coral, as well as swim at fast speeds. In the water, Isobu would surely winーalthough it would lose a match on the ground.
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Son Goku is the Four-Tails who resided inside of the deceased Hidden Stone Village ninja, Roshi. Along with being able to create a Tailed Beast Bomb, Don Goku was an interesting Tailed Beast.
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Out of all other Tailed Beast, Son Goku knew how to use taijutsu as well as had immense strength, being based on the Monkey King from Journey to the West. Its no wonder that Son Goku's design is based on a monkey and has the strength to back it up.
Kokuo is the Five-Tails who resided inside of the deceased Hidden Stone Village Ninja, Han. At the end of the Ninja War, Kokuo decided to live in a forest to avoid any conflicts.
As one of the strongest Tailed Beasts, Kokuo used its horn to ram its enemies as well as various jutsu to defeat its opponents. It could also increase the temperature of its chakra to scald others.
Saiken is the Six-Tails who resided inside of the deceased Hidden Mist Ninja, Utakata. Saiken is a slug who is capable of using Water Release, and also share its chakra with other Tailed Beasts.
Also, by using Water Release: Starch Syrup Capturing Field, Saiken is capable of trapping its enemies. Unlike the other Tailed Beasts with not much tails, Saiken can also withstand being thrown by other Tailed Beastsーas it was once thrown by Kurama and was fine afterward. Although it's slow in comparison to other Tailed Beasts, it's durability is no joke.
Chomei is the Seven-Tails who resided inside of the deceased Village Hidden by a Waterfall kunoichi, Fu. Chomei and Fu were friends before her death. Chomei can use its wings to blind other with a mist as well as create a cocoon.
This cocoon can slow down Chakra Absorption Jutsu. Although Chomei usually uses jutsu that is based on insects, it also has immense durability because of it being a Tailed Beast with more tails than the others. The main advantage Chomei has is that it can fly through the air and stop an opponent in its tracks, making it a tough Tailed Beast.
Gyuki is the Eight-Tails who resides inside Killer B. Gyuki is the second most strongest Tailed Beast compared to Kurama and can use its octopus tails to deal tons of damage. Besides this, Gyuki can also dispel B's chakra and expel any genjutsuーbesides Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Gyuki's strength was truly shown when Sasuke fought against Killer B and it was able to dispel Amaterasu with its bare fists. Not only thisーbut Gyuki was able to overwhelm two Tailed Beasts at once with not much effort involved. As the only Tailed Beast tamed by B, Gyuki and Kurama have many similarities.
Kurama is the Nine-Tails who resides inside of Naruto. One of the reasons why everyone feared Kurama was not only because he destroyed the Hidden Leaf Village, but because he is the strongest of all Tailed Beastsーnext to the Ten-Tails.
Not only can Kurama kill others with one fingernailーwhich is the case with Minato and Kushinaーbut he can create a barrage of Tailed Beast Bombs and cause immense destruction with little effort. There's a reason why others feared Naruto so much as being the strongest Jinchurikiーand it was mainly because he had the strongest Tailed Beast sealed inside of him.
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The nine Jinchūrikinote From left to right:Front Row: Rōshi, Yagura Karatachi, Yugito Nii, Gaara of the Desert, Naruto Uzumaki, Fū, Utakata Back Row: Killer B and Han.
The Living MacGuffins of the series, at least in Part II. The Tailed Beasts (尾獣, "Bijū") are humongous, primal creatures known for their extraordinary power and immense amounts of chakra (given they are literally made out of masses of primal chakra that has taken a physical form). Most of the Tailed Beasts seen in the series have been sealed into human hosts in order to contain their destructive power — all the beasts are, if not actively malevolent, then at least dangerously feral. It's stated in the series that although the Beasts have massive amounts of power, they cannot use it effectively because of their lack of intelligence — the human hosts (also known as "jinchūriki") are able to make better use of the Beasts' power than they themselves can. Much later, it is suggested that these perceptions of the beasts' natures may not be entirely true, which contributes largely to their bitterness and disdain towards the humans who use them.
During the wars, the various ninja villages experimented with trying to use the Tailed Beasts as weapons of war. However, the Beasts proved to be too unstable to use directly. A last-ditch effort to make use of the Beasts involved sealing them into the bodies of humans, giving those humans access to the Beasts' power while also suppressing their influence, but this too was ultimately deemed a failure, as it was not a foolproof method and had damaging effects on the psyche of the host. Most hosts are lonely people who hate the world; according to various members of the Akatsuki, when some of the hosts were captured, the people in their villages were glad to be rid of them.
The presence of a Tailed Beast usually has some sort of effect, physically and mentally, on their hosts. If the host dies, the Beast does too — at least temporarily — so the Beasts usually have some method of protecting the host's life without the host's knowledge. The reverse is also true — the removal of the spirit will result in the death of its host. The Beasts seem to have the ability to take control of the host's body during periods of extreme stress, anger, or weakness.
Akatsuki's mission is to collect all nine of them. When they capture a Beast, they seal it into a large statue. Akatsuki's stated mission is to use the Tailed Beasts to start wars and then immediately quell them, creating a monopoly on shinobi labor that would then drive the other Hidden Villages out of business. From there, Akatsuki can easily take over the world. However, certain Akatsuki members have other designs on the Beasts — Pain and Konan want to use the Beasts' incredible amounts of chakra to fuel a jutsu that is roughly equivalent in power to a nuke, which they will then use to teach the world about the foolishness of fighting. Tobi, meanwhile, wants to collect the beasts to recreate the Ten-Tails and use it to enact his "Moon's Eye Plan.".
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Tailed Beasts and their Hosts as a whole provide examples of...
- Animal Battle Aura: All of them except Shukaku have provided their jinchūriki auras of red chakra in the shape of their bodies.
- Animalistic Abomination: All of them greatly resemble living animals, except the Ten-Tails, who falls between the lines of Eldritch Abomination and Humanoid Abomination. However, even it has a beast form: a ten-tailed rabbit.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: All of them are gigantic exaggerated versions of living animals.
- Breath Weapon: All of the Tailed Beasts are capable of charging extremely dense spheres of Yin and Yang chakra called Tailed Beast Balls in front of their mouths, which can either be fired directly as a sphere or ingested and fired as a beam. It can cause devastating explosions enough to wipe massive mountains off the map without losing momentum.
- Cain and Abel: They're the Abel to Indra and Asura's Cain since Hagamoro can be considered a father to the Tailed Beasts as well.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After spending centuries living in horrible conditions and being controlled by humans, the Tailed Beasts get their happy ending in the aftermath of the Fourth Ninja World War, when all of them are allowed to live free of hosts (except for Gyuki and Yang Kurama, both of whom decide to return to Bee and Naruto, respectively).
- Eldritch Abomination:
- Despite looking like gigantic versions of various animals, they are masses of chakra that drive inexperienced hosts into a mad frenzy.
- The Ten-Tails, from which they originate from, is closer to this trope in the description.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: They thoroughly believe this of humanity, and not without good reasons. Kurama sums it up as he thinks back on the various reasons or excuses the people who have confined or controlled him in the past said.
Kurama: No matter what words they use, humans always say the same thing. Obey.
- I Just Want to Be Free: After suffering from being captured and used by humans as weapons, this is the goal for all of them.
- Immune to Mind Control: Not the tailed beasts themselves, but one of the advantages of a jinchūriki that has a good relationship with the Tailed Beast sealed inside them is that they can counteract genjutsu without requiring another person to be present, as the Tailed Beast can disturb its jinchūriki's chakra flow to break the genjutsu.
- Jagged Mouth: When their jinchūriki uses the Version 2 Chakra Shroud their mouths appear as jagged outlines.
- Kaiju: Sideways. All of the Tailed Beasts are giant versions of living animals and have the typical stomp-smash behavior of this trope but are thoroughly different in origins, motives, and raisons d'etre.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Most of them have mixes of different animals or human characteristics.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Tailed Beasts can give their jinchūriki the ability to create arms of chakra (or in Shukaku's case, sand).
- Multiple-Tailed Beast: From the Two-Tails to the Ten-Tails.
- Pure Magic Being: The Tailed Beasts are literally solid, living, sentient masses of chakra.
- Really 700 Years Old: The Tailed Beasts have existed since the era of the Sage of the Six Paths, over 1000 years ago.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: When any of the Tailed Beasts' jinchūriki enters Version 2, their chakra cloak turns opaque black-and-red. If they don't have a cooperative relationship, the Tailed Beast's emotions/instincts will overwhelm their mind, causing the jinchūriki to go on a rampage.
- Resurrective Immortality: If a Tailed Beast's host dies with the beast still inside, it will cease to exist for a while, but will eventually reemerge sooner or later. This has happened a number of times but we have never been shown what the rebirth looks like.
- This was one reason why Minato refused to reseal Kurama back inside the dying Kushina after Obito tore it away.
- After being transformed into the host of Isobu, Rin committed Suicide by Cop so the beast would die with her. Unfortunately, she didn't know that the beast could respawn, as we already know that it eventually ended up within Yagura, the Fourth Mizukage.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Excluding the Ten-Tails, when they were young they were adorable◊.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Subverted; the beasts aren't actually evil, just hostile toward humanity after years of being treated as weapons.
- Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: A jinchūriki carries a Tailed Beast and dies if it's extracted.
- Shrouded in Myth: Many of the Tailed Beasts have legends surrounding them in-story, such as once being human.
- Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism: The Tailed Beasts seem like your standard giant animals and/or Mix-and-Match Critters, with Gyūki and Kurama having upper bodies which become more humanoid, with the Ten-Tails being some sort of Humanoid Abomination.
- Super Mode: If the host and beast have a good enough relationship the host can use their chakra to give themselves an aura of chakra and fuse their blood with the beasts chakra to begin to create a new body around their own, thereby taking partial qualities of the beast, or even fully becoming the beast itself. Other than that, a unique ability of Kurama is that it can merge with Naruto without affecting his blood, creating a golden-colored chakra cloak that is far less dangerous than the blood cloak.
- Tanuki/Kitsune Contrast: In full force with Shukaku and Kurama, naturally. The former possesses the least amount of tails and is regarded as the weakest Tailed Beast, while the latter has nine and arrogantly views himself as the strongest of the bunch, leading to a significant amount of animosity between the two. The trope even extends to their respective hosts Gaara and Naruto, the former acting as an Evil Counterpart to the latter.
- Telepathy: They can use this to communicate with one another from within their jinchūriki. They can also communicate this way with their jinchūriki.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: Heavily implied to be the reason for their destructive and monstrous behavior, Kurama and Shukaku in particular.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Despite the Tailed Beasts' extreme power, as well as their high intelligence, they are unable to focus their power. Due to this, as Akatsuki demonstrated, even a full Beast such as Isobu (the Three-Tails) can be easily defeated. The only way for them to focus their powers is when sealed inside a human. As shown by Naruto and Bee, with the former being able to overpower five controlled Tailed Beasts at the same time and the latter keeping his intelligence and using ninjutsu in his full Tailed Beast form.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: In the original manga, except for Gyuki and Kurama (both choosing to be resealed into their previous hosts), the Tailed Beasts' fates are left hanging after being freed from Sasuke's Chibaku Tensei. Kishimoto himself was vague when asked on the matter, saying, "I would hope they're living happily ever after...they're leading comfortable lives."
- Boruto reveals that they go their separate ways after the war, wandering the world as freemen (freebeasts?). Since Naruto has some amount of chakra from all nine, he becomes a sort of their community center, where the beasts can meet telepathically. It's explained that although the world has become more peaceful, some of the beasts (notably Matatabi, Chomei, and Kokuo) still have PTSD of being mistreated by humans and lead reclusive lives.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Son Gokū reveals that the Beasts find humans abhorrent for treating them as mere animals, using them as tools in their wars and never even giving them the courtesy of learning their names.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Despite being potentially destructive forces of nature, the Tailed Beasts just want to be free. The reason they hate humans so much is because far too many have either enslaved or imprisoned them.
- Yank the Dog's Chain:
- All the effort that went to releasing the Tailed Beasts from Obito goes straight to hell after Madara is revived.
- After finally being freed from Kaguya, Sasuke proceeds to cast genjutsu on them and trap them in Chibaku Tensei satellites.
- And some decades after Sasuke releases them, they end up being targeted by Momoshiki Otsutsuki.
- Youkai: Shukaku, Matatabi, Gyūki, Kurama, and the Ten-Tails are based on youkai from Japanese myth: tanuki, nekomata, ushi-oni, kitsune, and daidarabotchi respectively. The others are original creations by Kishimoto.
The Tailed Beasts and their Jinchūriki Are:
Voiced by: Hiroshi Iwasaki (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN), Eduardo Garza (Latin America)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 134 (Manga), Naruto Episode 78 (Anime)
My motto is absolute defense. That is what I, Shukaku, pride myself on.
Host: Bunpuku; Gaara.
The only Tailed Beast to be referred to by actual name instead of just referred to by what animal it looks like or its number of tails, at least, up until Chapter 568. According to the (untrue) legends of the Hidden Sand Village, Shukaku was once a man, a corrupted monk who was sealed into a tea kettle. It was sealed into Gaara upon his birth by Chiyo on orders from the Fourth Kazekage, using Gaara's mother as a sacrifice.
In contrast to Gaara's sullen, morose personality, Shukaku is childish and short-tempered, and often speaks in a bombastic and incoherent manner, giving it the demeanor of a drunkard (this fits in with typical depictions of tanuki in Japanese mythology). Like all Tailed Beasts, it has an immense blood-lust and hunger for battle and relishes a chance to kill opponents.
Shukaku has the ability to levitate sand via the Magnet Release (which normally only affects metals such as iron and gold), which allows its host to manipulate it for both offense and defense, doing the latter to automatically protect Gaara (and its previous hosts) from all harm. This prevents even self-inflicted injuries — Gaara had never known physical pain before the series. Gaara's famed sand shield is even long thought to be Shukaku's doing until it gets extracted from Gaara yet the latter still exhibits his power. Unlike other Tailed Beasts, whose transformations are formed of red chakra, Shukaku's hosts transform by covering themselves in sand. When angry or consumed by bloodlust, Gaara can give himself over to Shukaku, allowing the spirit to take its true form. In this form, it is so large that Naruto was forced to summon Gamabunta in order to defeat him. Shukaku is associated with the Wind element.
Shukaku manifests itself on Gaara's body by way of dark, raccoon-like circles that appear around his eyes.
Deidara is assigned to capture Shukaku. He does so, defeating Gaara and transporting his body to an Akatsuki hideout to extract the spirit. Although Shukaku is successfully extracted, resulting in Gaara's death, Chiyo used a forbidden jutsu to repent her old sin and revive Gaara at the cost of her own life.
As once stated by Gyūki, Shukaku has a bitter grudge against Kurama, in response to judging the power of the Tailed Beasts by the number of tails they have. Kurama, having the most tails, and Shukaku, having only one, causes the fox to view itself as the strongest and the tanuki as the weakest. Ever since Kurama made that scathing insult, Shukaku strives to find any opportunity to surpass its arrogant rival.
Later, as with Kurama, Shukaku comes to respect humans again, more specifically Gaara.
- Attack Its Weak Point: Shukaku can only assume full control of its host if they're asleep but has to keep the host out in the open so they don't suffocate from its sand-composed body. Should the host be woken up — say, by a sudden blow to the head — Shukaku will be re-sealed, leaving behind nothing but a giant sand sculpture.
- Ax-Crazy: The worst example among the Tailed Beast for this sort of behavior, acting like a battle-happy drunkard.
- Blow You Away: Uses Wind Release to fire wind bullets.
- Breath Weapon: While it can use the Tailed Beast Ball, it has never been seen doing so aside from a filler episode in the anime. During its fight with Naruto and Gamabunta, it used the Wind Release: Drilling Air Bullet instead.
- Canis Major: Even if they're akin to raccoons, tanukis are actually canines.
- Driven by Envy: It hates Kurama for viewing it as an inferior due to its single tail.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Discounting the partial and full transformations, Shukaku doesnt grant Gaara the signature red cloaks that would make up the Versions 1 and 2 Jinchuriki forms. As detailed in Retcon, this is due to the fact that he and Kurama werent initially related.
- Fat Bastard: Shukaku appears to be grossly obese, fitting with the legend of the tanuki it's based on.
- Jagged Mouth: Shukaku's fangs are an extension of his mouth.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Turns out it actually warned Gaara to not fall asleep in early childhood. And despite not supposedly liking Bunpuku (the old priest who he was originally sealed in), it was kind enough to say that he was like the Sage of Six Paths.
- Large Ham: Shukaku speaks bombastically, much as a drunkard would.
- Laughing Mad: When it's having fun during a battle, it laughs like a maniac.
- Power Tattoo: The markings on his body are Cursed Seals.
- Put on a Bus: Gaara doesn't summon it during his fight with Deidara and because he is resurrected by Chiyo after being killed, Kabuto is prevented from turning him into his zombie, unlike the other deceased hosts. Therefore, Shukaku is the only Tailed Beast who does not participate in the jinchūriki battle near the end of the Fourth Ninja World War arc. Its appearance in the later stages of the Ten-Tails arc is actually its first appearance in Part II and the first since way back in the Invasion of Konoha arc, over 500 chapters and a decade earlier.
- Retcon: As mentioned above, Shukaku was originally believed to be a monk that turned demon with no connection to the Nine-Tails. In fact, it wasn't until Part II that Shukaku was even referred to as the One-Tail, being referred to as Shukaku the Sand Spirit instead. Hell, even its name is worth mentioning because before their past was revealed, Shukaku was the only Tailed Beast referred to by its given name. He was sealed within a priest for much of his life, the kindly old priest being the jinchūriki before Gaara. It was sealed for so long that the villagers came to see the priest as Shukaku and thus the old belief.
- The Rival: Touts himself to be Kuramas which is based on Japanese legends about Kitsune and Tanuki.
- Sand Blaster: Its most noticeable trait is sand manipulation, which it uses in a defensive manner.
- Selective Magnetism: While its sand manipulation is more well-known In-Universe, Shukaku has access to Magnet Release.
- Sleep-Mode Size: In Boruto, to prevent Urashiki from detecting and capturing it, Shukaku enters a magical teapot and becomes chibi-like. Himawari, however, sees it as a toy and happily plays with it, much to its chagrin.
- Stone Wall: Shukaku declares that it prides itself on its defense.
- Tanuki: What it's based on, down to its rivalry with Kurama, a kitsune.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Changes its attitude towards Bunpuku and Gaara, even giving a Declaration of Protection to the latter.
- Tsundere: Shukaku helps Gaara seal Madara because it wants to, not because Gaara asks.
- Wave-Motion Gun: The Tailed Beast Ball, though it doesn't use the technique in the manga.
Gaara of the Desert
Voiced by:Ryoko Shiraishi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 313 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 72 (Anime)
Host: Yugito Nii
This Tailed Beast was sealed into Yugito Nii, a kunoichi of the Hidden Cloud Village. It is said to be a spirit of vengeance — the living ghost of a twisted human being. It can breathe fire. Yugito can transform into Matatabi, but this didn't help her against Hidan and Kakuzu, who defeated her in a battle with massive collateral damage. (It's unknown which one, specifically, was assigned to capture her.) The spirit was later extracted, and Yugito died from the procedure.
Yugito and Matatabi returned in the Fourth Shinobi World War Arc alongside the other jinchūriki, brought back to life under the control of Edo Tensei, with the cat resealed inside her. Killer B expressed his distaste when he saw one of his old role models being used as a chew toy.
Voiced by:Mie Sonozaki (JP), Wendee Lee (EN), Mónica Villaseñor (Latin America)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 312 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 71 (Anime)
The host of the Two-Tails, a jonin of the Hidden Cloud Village, who has since been captured and killed by Akatsuki in a mostly unseen battle. But Kabuto later resurrects her with Edo Tensei.
- Absurdly Sharp Claws: Can extend her nails like a cat's claws, not unlike the Inuzuka clan's Four Legs technique. They can protrude out pretty far like sharpened blades. She's also one of the few characters whose use of open-toe shoes make logical sense as opposed to it being a Kishimoto standard, as she uses them along with fingerless gloves so she has room to shoot out her fingernails and toenails.
- Braids of Action: Naturally comes from being an action girl.
- Breath Weapon: In addition to being able to use the ones Matatabi uses, Yugito can use the Mouse Hairball.
- Cat Girl: To a certain extent, given she's hosting a nekomata. She has Femme Fatalons and databooks tell her favourite food is milk.
- Hidden Buxom: Her clothes aren't baggy like Hinata's, but they still conceal her buxom figure.
- Homing Projectile:Her Mouse Hairball technique.
- Informed Ability: Like the Second Hokage, we hear a lot about how awesome she was, but sadly, Kakuzu and Hidan thrashed her off-screen. Having been brought back by Edo Tensei, it shows exactly why she earned the respect the Cloud-nin had for her.
- Lightning Bruiser: She's one of the fastest jinchūriki.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name, "Nii", means second in Japanese.
- Odd Name Out: In addition to having a surname, Yugito is one of the few Kumo characters whose name neither has a Latin character nor translates to an adjective.
- Playing with Fire: She can launch fire attacks.
- Vapor Wear: As Naruto and Killer B discover when they target the chakra receiver rod in her chest, she doesn't wear a bra or sarashi.
- Worf Effect: She's a jonin of the Hidden Cloud Village and the host of the Two-Tails who mastered control over her Tailed Beast to the same level as Killer B and one of his role models. She could even transform parts or her entire self into her Tailed Beast at will. Still ending up losing badly to Kakuzu and Hidan to show how dangerous they were.
Voiced by: Shigenori Soya (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 317 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 92 (Anime)
Former hosts: Rin Nohara, Yagura Karatachi.
This giant turtle-like monster is the only Tailed Beast seen so far who was not sealed into a host when Akatsuki captured it. However, the Beast has had at least two hosts at one point, Rin Nohara of Konoha, made a jinchūriki in order to destroy Konoha; and a young man from the Hidden Mist Village named Yagura Karatachi, who was the Fourth Mizukage. However, Yagura was mind-controlled by Tobi and killed afterward, so the Beast was free by the time it was encountered in the main story. A Filler arc was centered around this creature, with the Leaf Ninja trying to seal it, only to be stopped by Guren and her henchmen repeatedly, eventually foiling the mission altogether. As such, the Akatsuki tracked it down, where it was easily defeated by Deidara and Tobi, who were assigned to capture it. Tobi claimed to have knocked it out in one punch, although Deidara contests this assertion.
- Ascended Extra:
- The anime dedicated an entire arc to Konoha's and Orochimaru's henchmen's attempts to capture it, and gave it a bunch of new powers, including creating Illusionary Mist, thousands of miniature clones of itself inside it's own intestines, which are depicted as a stone labyrinth.
- In the manga itself, Isobu is revealed to have played a part in Obito Uchiha's backstory. Years before the events of the series, Rin had Isobu sealed inside her by Kiri ninja, so when she returned to Konoha, Isobu would break free and ruin the village. Her Suicide by Cop directly led to Obito's descent into villainy.
- Making a Splash: Uses Water Release.
- Mind Rape: In the anime, the mist it created caused genjutsu-like hallucinations.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: Of a turtle and a crab with shrimp-like tails. Also has human-like arms and hands.
- Reality Warper: In the anime, it can create a Pocket Dimension to hide inside.
- Rolling Attack: Its main means of offense on land is coiling up and rolling into an opponent.
- Sea Monster: It's a giant turtle/crab/shrimp mix with water-based abilities.
- Turtle Power: It's a giant three-tailed turtle.
See Naruto - Other Leaf Village Members
Voiced by:Miyu Irino (JP), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN, Shippūden Episode 251 and video games), Nicolas Roye (EN, Fourth Shinobi World War arc), Michael P. Greco (EN, Itachi Shinden)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 458 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 200 (Anime)
The Mizukage previous to Mei, Yagura Karatachi was feared in his time as a powerful jinchūriki who had complete control of his Tailed Beast, the Three-Tails. It was under his reign that the barbaric era known as the Bloody Mist took place, where to graduate the shinobi academy the students were forced to butcher their fellow classmates. It was revealed that Yagura was under Tobi's mind control when this era took place, and he was merely a pawn in his game, albeit the era of Blood Mist started before he was put under Tobi's control, making it unclear how much of it Tobi was responsible for. It's unknown how he died, but the Three-Tails he previously played host to emerged in the wild by the time of Naruto Shippuuden.
Kabuto later resurrects him with Edo Tensei. Tobi then uses his body along with the rest of the revived jinchūriki as the new Six paths.
- The Ace: the 4th Databook reveals that he mastered controlling the Three-Tails at a young age and became Mizukage, both prior to Tobi's influence showing he was an extraordinary shinobi on his own.
- Attack Reflector: Up to Eleven. He can create exact duplicates of his attackers along with the same attacks at the same power.
- Berserk Button: Being called small or a kid.
- The Caligula: He was feared for his brutality, but it was eventually revealed that he was really under mind control courtesy of Tobi for at least some of it. During the Boruto series Yagura is still regarded as responsible for much of the Blood Mist's brutality despite his time under genjutsu being revealed to every nation's leaders nearly two decades ago, with a descendent of his treated with suspicion and suffering from a serious bloodlust in battle, all suggesting strongly that some of the Blood Mist's notorious history was indeed done of his own free will. Further complicating matters is that well before Tobi got involved, Madara himself was also interfering with the Mist Village via genjutsu.
- Flower Motif: Has a green camellia perched on his staff. Filler character Yukimaru shares a similar affinity with the flowers as well as appearance and ability to control the Three-Tails. The implications of this relationship are never explored.
- Four Is Death: The blood purges took place under Yagura's rule and he was the fourth person to bear the title of Mizukage, although he was being mind-controlled by Tobi.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: An evil-looking stitched scar under his eye.
- Hooks and Crooks: Carried a large hooked staff.
- Informed Ability: Was stated to be one of the four people who possess complete control over a Tailed Beast. However, when revived by Kabuto he does not display any additional abilities compared to the other jinchūriki aside from those of his Tailed Beast. In fact, it makes it even more shameful that he was under the control of Tobi by apparently a simple genjutsu for an extended time as Tailed Beast are able to break the genjutsu's hold on their vessels.
- Magic Mirror: Can summon a water mirror which creates reflections of enemies to attack with Fearful Symmetry.
- Making a Splash: He was good at water-style jutsu.
- Noodle Incident: The specifics of his demise are not elaborated on, whether Tobi himself offed him or he was killed in a revolt.
- Older Than He Looks: He looks very much like a child and Naruto mistakes him for one when they meet, but he's an adult and was Mizukage. Heck, his grandson is about Boruto's age.
- One Steve Limit: Averted; a different Yagura appeared in a pre-Shippūden filler as a disguise for the villain of said filler. The former Yagura's name is written "やぐら" whereas filler Yagura is written "ヤグラ".
- Puppet King: Was under Tobi's mind control for much of his reign.
- Simple Staff: One end is hooked while the other has a flower on it.
- Vague Age: Was seemingly a young adult when he died, yet managed to sire a child which later had Kagura, who can't be any older than thirteen in Boruto. The databook doesn't specify Yagura's exact age, making it complicated.
Voiced by:Hiroki Yasumoto (JP), John Eric Bentley (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 567 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 165 (Anime)
This Beast, referred as the Four-Tails, was sealed into the body of Rōshi, an elderly man from the Hidden Rock Village. His host was able to manipulate lava, likely a power gained from this beast. Rather than letting its presence cause him scorn and hate, Rōshi left his village to try and better understand the beast. However, Rōshi would eventually run into Kisame Hoshigaki of the Akatsuki and engaged in a lengthy battle with the shark ninja. Unfortunately, although he was a very tough opponent, Rōshi was defeated, and later died when the Four-Tails was forcibly extracted from his body. Kisame, who was assigned to capture it, complained of having a difficult time with it, but ultimately succeeded. One of the art books revealed the Four-Tails to be a large, red gorilla. The beast manifests itself in Rōshi's hair.
In the Shinobi World War Arc, he makes his debut, re-sealed inside an Edo-Tensei revived Rōshi. When Tobi makes Rōshi transform into the Four-Tails, it manages to catch Naruto in its teeth and swallow him whole. However, Naruto ends up in the Four-Tails's mental prison. The Four-Tails has a condescending view of all humans, believing they view the Tailed Beasts only as sources of power. He wishes to be referred to only as Son Goku, the name given to him by the Sage of Six Paths himself. Son reveals the Nine-Tails' true name: Kurama. When Naruto shows him kindness, he's intrigued that a human seriously wants to befriend him.
- Ambition Is Evil: Towards humans wanting to steal his power to further their own goals.
- Berserk Button: Absolutely HATES being called the Four-Tails.
- Cool Crown: The horns on his head are shaped like a crown, based on the one that Sun Wukong wears in most artistic depictions.
- Dishing Out Dirt: One half of Lava Style.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Though most people would disagree in his case.
- Fantastic Racism: Out of the bijuu, Son seems to have a particular hatred for humans outside of the Sage of Six Paths for treating him and his brethren as tools instead of sentient beings. The only other exception is Naruto, mainly because he willingly calls Son by name instead of Four-Tails.
- Four Is Death: Subverted. Appears to be the beast that kills Naruto by eating him, but Naruto ends up going inside his mental prison instead.
- Large Ham: Brags about himself and his "nobility" if given the opportunity, with a HUMONGOUS BELLOWING voice.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: What he thinks about humans in general because of their What Measure Is a Non-Human? attitude towards the Tailed Beasts.
- I Have Many Names: Ignoring his hated human-given name, the Four-Tails has three other titles; King of the Sage Monkeys, Handsome Monkey King, and finally Great Sage Equaling Heaven ("Seiten Taisei").
- I Just Want to Be Free: Has a powerful desire to run free and get as far away as possible from human affairs.
- Magma Man: Bestows the use of Lava Style on his host and is himself capable of lava attacks.
- Monkey King Lite: He has many to Dragon Ball and Journey to the West. His real name is Son Goku (The Japanese name of Sun Wukong), he gives himself the same nicknames that Sun Wukong would like to give himself, one of his attacks is named after said Monkey King's birthplace. After the fight with Kaguya, he mentions his desire to go back to the Water Screen Cave, which is another reference to Wukongs birthplace. On top of that, he also has an Oozaru-like appearance and the name of his jinchūriki is Rōshi.
- Playing with Fire: Its Monkey Flame Arson attack. Fire Release also makes up one half of Lava Style.
- Pride: The Four-Tails has a very, very deep-seated sense of pride about himself, and will immediately lash out at anyone who disrespects him, even if it's an honest mistake. However, he's more polite and slightly more forgiving than the Nine-Tails.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: His name is Son Gokū while his host is named Rōshi. Both he and Rōshi share their names with characters from Dragon Ball.
- Technicolor Fire: Its Monkey Flame Arson is greenish-blue.
Voiced by: Shigenori Soya (JP), Chris Edgerly (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 353 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 121 (Anime)
The elderly jinchūriki to the Four-Tails, Rōshi long since abandoned his village before the series on a journey of self-discovery to try and understand the beast inside him. He was captured by Kisame offscreen and subsequently killed when his Tailed Beast was sealed by the Akatsuki. Kabuto later resurrects him with his Edo Tensei technique and Tobi uses him as one of his own Six Paths.
- Badass Beard: He sports an impressive, well-trimmed red one.
- Dishing Out Dirt: One half of Lava style.
- Elemental Armor: Can give himself an outer shell of molten rock.
- Exotic Eye Designs: After being revived with Edo Tensei, has both a Sharingan and a Rinnegan implanted into him by Tobi to use as part of his Six Paths.
- Go Out with a Smile: Before his spirit fades away Rōshi makes peace with Son Goku and apologizes for treating him so terribly when he was alive, with his last words being an almost friendly farewell to the Great Ape.
- Magma Man: Uses lava style jutsus.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He gave Kisame, one of Akatsuki's most powerful members, a good fight. And as Rōshi controls Lava, he was at a disadvantage seeing as Kisame is a water user.
- Playing with Fire: Another half of lava style.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: His name is Rōshi while his Tailed Beast is named Son Gokū. Both he and Son Gokū share their names with characters from Dragon Ball.
- Walking the Earth: He abandoned his village on a journey of self-discovery to try and understand the beast inside him.
Voiced by:Mie Sonozaki (JP), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 566 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 165 (Anime)
One of the lesser-mentioned beasts and hosts, being one of the first jinchūriki to fall to Akatsuki. They were hardly mentioned until their official debut in the manga's Chapter 420 and Episode 205 of Shippuden. The most recent art book provided the fandom with a glimpse into their lives and the nature of their Tailed Beasts. The Five-Tails is a horse-dolphin hybrid that belonged to a very tall, grey-eyed man from the Hidden Rock Village covered in a strange suit of blood-red armor named Han, who used the power of his Tailed Beast to fight using steam. Han was subdued by Akatsuki and had the Five-Tails extracted from him, resulting in his death.
In the Shinobi World War Arc, Han and the Five-Tails appear in the flesh for the first time, now under Tobi's control from a combination of Edo Tensei and the Six Paths of Pain. Tobi tries to force Han to transform into the Five-Tails, but the beast attempts to resist him, which the Eight-Tails discovers much to his chagrin. In extreme pain, it seems to be on the verge of begging for help. Displeased with the beast's resistance towards him, Tobi reverses Han's transformation and dials it back to a partial state.
Voiced by:Hiroki Yasumoto (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 515 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 205 (Anime)
The jinchūriki to the Five-Tails, Han is one of the most mysterious of the previous jinchūriki. Kabuto later resurrects him with his Edo Tensei technique and Tobi uses him as one of his own Six Paths.
- Cool Mask: One to match his Power Armor.
- Exotic Eye Designs: After being revived with Edo Tensei, has both a Sharingan and a Rinnegan implanted into him by Tobi to use as part of his Six Paths.
- Flat Character: Absolutely nothing is known about Han other than that he's a really tall man in cool armor who got captured and killed.
- Lightning Bruiser: He may be the biggest of the reanimated jinchūriki, but he's very fast.
- Nice Hat: His steampunk ninja look wouldn't be complete without it.
- Powered Armor: He wears a suit of steam-powered samurai armor.
- Steampunk: Steam powers his armor.
- Super Strength: He can outmuscle Naruto in his Nine-Tails Chakra mode thanks to his Steam Armor.
- Use Your Head: His Tailed Beast form has a powerful ramming attack with its horns.
Voiced by:Miyu Irino (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 467 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 151 (Anime)
This is a Tailed Beast that was formerly sealed in the Mist ninja Utakata. At some point in the past, Utakata's former master Harusame once tried unsuccessfully to extract Saiken from his body, killing Harusame in the process. Utakata had sworn not to use the Tailed Beast's powers ever again but is forced to do so to in the process of rescuing his student, Hotaru, from a man named Shiranami who had activated the destructive jutsu fused with her body. Soon after resolving this conflict, Utakata is found by all Six Paths of Pain, which quickly overwhelm and incapacitate him. Though it isn't shown, Saiken is extracted from his body by Akatsuki, and sealed into the Gedo Mazo. Kabuto later resurrects Utakata with Edo Tensei, and Saiken is resealed in its former jinchūriki, during the Fourth Shinobi World War. Interestingly the Six-Tails seems to have a decent relationship with Utakata; willingly giving Utakata access to his full Six-Tail form, presumably without resistance.
- Acid Attack: Six-Tails specializes in expelling highly corrosive alkaline in the form of slime and vapor.
- Blob Monster: Its body is more amorphous than those of the other Beasts, with it being a slug and all.
- Covered in Gunge: Its body is covered in corrosive ooze.
- Deadly Gas: Its main long-range attack is expelling corrosive vapor.
Voiced by:Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Michael Sinterniklaas (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 515 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 144 (Anime)
The jinchūriki of the Six-Tails, Utakata is a distant missing ninja from the Hidden Mist. There was a filler arc focused on Utakata. Utakata's former master, Harusame, once tried unsuccessfully to extract the beast from his body, killing Harusame in the process. Utakata had sworn not to use the beast's powers ever again but is forced to do so to in the process of rescuing his student, Hotaru, from a man named Shiranami who had activated the destructive jutsu fused with her body. Soon after resolving this conflict, he is found by all six paths of Pain, which quickly overwhelm and incapacitate him. Though it isn't shown, presumably he is then taken away to have the Tailed Beast extracted from his body, dying in the process. Kabuto later resurrects him with Edo Tensei. Tobi then uses his body along with the rest of the revived jinchūriki as the new Six Paths.
- Acid Attack: He can secrete a film of acid from his skin while in his transformed state.
- Ascended Extra: He is a posthumous character in the manga, but in the anime, he gets a filler arc dedicated to him.
- Badass Fingersnap: How he activates his Boom Bubble technique.
- Berserk Button: The title "Master". Also, when someone with a large amount of power inside them is treated as a tool (A jinchūriki like himself/Hotaru with the Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu inside her), he gets angry.
- Bittersweet Ending: Finally accepts Hotaru as his student, and gets over his hatred of his master, but then he encounters Pain in the forest, leading to his death.
- Broken Pedestal: His master, whom he killed when he tried to extract the beast from his body. After spending a considerable amount of time thinking about the person his master was, it's subverted when he realizes that his master did it for his sake.
- Bubble Gun: His primary fighting style.
- Deal with the Devil: Kinda. He asks Saiken for power to help him stop the Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu from going off, who seems to willingly obey with no objections.
- Do Not Go Gentle: In the anime at the end of the Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc, he, unfortunately, loses a fight for his life when Pain finally locates him. Initially, the way the fight is portrayed in the anime makes it look like a Curb-Stomp Battle, but in a later installment of Adaptation Expansion, when his Edo self meets Naruto again, it's revealed that this wasn't such a quick defeat as implied onscreen. We're shown more of that battle, and it reveals Utakata held his own against Pain before Pain gained the upper hand and blasted him with his Asura Path.
- Doomed by Canon: At the point in the anime he appeared, he isn't one of the three jinchūriki Akatsuki has yet to capture.
- Floating in a Bubble: His specialty. A Missing Trailer Scene teasing his filler arc shows him floating away from Naruto with an unconcious Hotaru.
- Improbable Weapon User: Attacks with a bubble blowing-wand. Not to mention his main power is blowing bubbles.
- Making a Splash: His Soap Bubble Ninjutsu.
- No Body Left Behind: One of his techniques; he captures an opponent in a bubble that fills with ink and pops, killing them and leaving no traces of them.
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Saiken is never seen, save for one brief scene at the climax of the Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc. Not a friend per se, but Utakata's relationship with it is better than others.
- Paper Talisman: Unlike Bee and Naruto's Power Tattoo seals, his more closely resembled an ofuda.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is always covered.
- Shoo the Dog: Tries to get Hotaru to leave him alone, largely because he doesn't believe he can be the master she wants.
- Sleepy Head: The first thing we see him do after leaving Hotaru in Team 7's hands? Take a nap.
- Supernatural Suffocation: His bubble-based fighting style includes the Drowning Bubble Technique, where he traps an opponent's head in a large bubble and waits for them to drown.
- Walking the Earth: After killing his master, Harusame, Utakata flees his village and lives a vagabond lifestyle avoiding Kiri ANBU, until he encounters Hotaru.
Voiced by:Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Steve Blum (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 467 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 165 (Anime)
The Seven-Tails is a rhino beetle with six wings and a tail, whose host was a teal-haired, orange-eyed girl from the Hidden Waterfall Village.
Voiced by:Ryoko Shiraishi (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 515 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 205 (Anime)
The jinchūriki to the Seven-Tails, Fū was a ninja from the Hidden Waterfall village and enjoyed a slightly more favorable life as a Tailed Beast holder, not enduring prejudice so much as being told not to stray from her homeland. She was not boasted as a jinchūriki like other great military powers, with her true abilities, kept secret and Fū placed under careful protection. However, she grew bored with her sheltered life and started acting on impulses so she could leave her village and participate in a Chunin exam. Eventually, her secret got out, and unfortunately for her, the Akatsuki caught wind of it and extracted the Seven-Tails, cutting her life short before she could enjoy real freedom. Kabuto later resurrects her with his Edo Tensei technique and Tobi uses her as one of his own Six Paths.
- Ambiguous Gender: Even Kishimoto said he was unsure of the character's gender when he designed her, only settling on female just before the artbook was released.
- Ascended Extra: While a posthumous character in the manga, she gets a filler arc dedicated to her.
- Badass Adorable: A spunky young girl who has complete control over her Tailed Beast and has great physical power to boot.
- Bare Your Midriff:
- Blinded by the Light: Her Secret Scale Camouflage Technique.
- Curiosity Killed the Cast: Her village leaders were quite cautious about Fū gracing her presence outside the village due to the risk she could be exposed as a jinchūriki and never left her alone for very long. But Fū's rash choice to accept a summons to a Chunin Exam put her out in the open and resulted in her jinchūriki status being leaked to Akatsuki spies gathering intel during the exams, which got passed to their superiors. The Akatsuki (Kakuzu and Hidan in the anime) then came after Fū, defeated and captured her, then extracted the Seven-Tails and killed her.
- Distaff Counterpart: As noted by Gaara, she is basically a female Naruto.
- Doomed by Canon: Her appearance in a pseudo-canon arc shows her alive and well long after the manga has come to an end. Since the anime itself was close to the big finale and the manga never went into much detail about her, this was an eleventh-hour opportunity to showcase Fū as a character and explain what caused her demise.
- Flight: Thanks to the power of the Tailed Beast, she can fly with wings similar to a beetle.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She joins the Chunin Exams not to pass the exams but to make 100 friends from other villages.
- Genki Girl: In the anime, she has a strong wanderlust and plucky attitude. She acted out against her village's leaders so she could do more interesting things instead of being cooped up in the Hidden Waterfall Village all the time.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Subverted. She is well aware of Kakuzu's history and still tries to befriend him despite knowing what he's confronting her for. This is because it's implied she knows of the tragic circumstances behind his past.
- I Owe You My Life: Lord Shibiku saved her from a booby trap via Taking the Bullet, and brushed it off with a Declaration of Protection. This is part of why she is so loyal to him.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: If she can be convinced that Lord Shibuku, the chief of her village, would be happy if she did "X" then she will do "X" with only a little grumbling at most.
- One Steve Limit: Averted as she has the same name as one of Danzo's cronies.
- Power Gives You Wings: She usually manifests her Tailed Beast's power as wings for added maneuverability.
- Verbal Tic: -ssu
- Winged Humanoid: Since six of her Tailed Beast's tails are actually wings, she becomes this when they manifest.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is green.
- You Remind Me of X: Gaara tells Fuu that she reminds him of Naruto. Both of them are high energy, kind-hearted, none-too-bright, and eager to make friends. This means that he quickly becomes Fuu's friend, because he is already friends with Naruto.
Voiced by: Masaki Aizawa (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN), Fred Tatasciore (EN, Ultimate Ninja Impact)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 413 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 143 (Anime)
Host: Blue B, Killer B
This Tailed Beast, one of the final two still uncaptured by Akatsuki, is sealed into a ninja from the Hidden Cloud Village. The host appears to be on good terms with the spirit, as they can work together to break genjutsu, and even converse casually outside of battle. Its seal manifests itself in the tattoo of a Tetsu (Iron) kanji. One of its horns was lost in battle when it attacked the Hidden Cloud Village and gored Motoi's father in the process, causing his death. A retaliated by slicing the horn clean off, which has yet to grow back — and may never do so.
- Blank White Eyes: His eyes are permanently drawn like this (though they're actually slightly pink).
- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Despite having the option of freedom after the war, it chooses to return to B, admitting that it had gotten used to hearing B's terrible rapping.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Officially, A is B's certified minder. 8 is a lot harder for B to shake off, however, and 8 decided years ago that B needed regular doses of logic as much as a friend. Yup, when the Tailed Beast is the one with the cooler head, on-point observations, helpful advice, and the strategy... you're out there.
- Combat Tentacles: Its tails are octopus-like tentacles.
- A Load of Bull: Is half ox and is bigger than most buildings.
- Meaningful Name: Its name, Gyūki (meaning "ox ogre"), is another word for the Ushi-Oni, the kind of youkai it is based on.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: It is an ox with octopus tentacles.
- Sea Monster: Half octopus and can navigate underwater with no difficulty.
- Spin Attack: The Eight-Tailed Twist, which can turn a vast swath of forest into a crater.
- Stockholm Syndrome: Combined with Lima Syndrome. B and Gyūki have a strong respect for each other. To the point that when the war was over and Gyūki was free to do whatever he wanted, it decided to be sealed back into B anyway.
- Straight Man: Serves as the reaction guy for Killer B's goofy antics.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Originally, it was just as vicious and destructive as Kurama, but softened after Killer B befriended it.
- Yōkai: It's based on one, specifically the Ushi-Oni. A type of demon based on a fusion of ox with either spider or sea creature limbs, including octopi.
Voiced by:Hisao Egawa (JP), Mariko Higashiuchi (JP, child), Catero Colbert (main series), Reno Wilson (Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2), Keith Silverstein (Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals) (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 408 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 142 (Anime)
First, I'm gonna float and fly like a butterfly, then I sting ya like a killer bee!
The host of the Eight-Tails and brother of the Raikage. A dark-skinned, light-hairedmuscular man with a penchant for rapping.
Sasuke's Team Hawk, sent to capture his Tailed Beast, engaged him in battle, but he easily kicks their asses and artistically pincushions Sasuke. He then transformed into his full Ox form, but Sasuke subdued it with Amaterasu — or so it seemed. Turns out B pulled a fast one on him and escaped unharmed. He then goes off to take a vacation. When the Raikage (his brother) learned of his disappearance, he summoned the other Kage to a summit in order to discuss how to deal with the Akatsuki. They eventually reunite, and B was sent to an island turtle with Naruto in order to teach him how to draw more power from the Nine-Tails (and also to secretly keep them safe from Kabuto and Tobi, who want to capture their Tailed Beasts.) They soon learn of the Shinobi World War and manage to escape from the island and join the fight.
B's skills were a great asset during the war: managing to fend off the combined might of a resurrected Itachi and Nagato, aiding Naruto in fighting the controlled jinchūriki and fighting the terror of the Ten-Tails. Later, B becomes the only jinchūriki besides Naruto and Kushina to survive the direct extraction of a Tailed Beast, but also gains Gyūki back when the Tailed Beast finds that he misses B's company.
Two years later, B aids the rest of the shinobi around the world in fending off gigantic meteors, even operating the Lighting Village's giant laser gun. It is due to B's hesitation in vaporizing the moon that Naruto and company survive long enough to write "Mission Accomplished", thus inadvertently saving their lives. He later attends Naruto's wedding.
Years later, an older B notes how boring it is to be by himself in his village and wishes to see Naruto.
- The Ace: Given that each of the chapters he appears in without fail has had him doing something awesome, funny, or both. Kishimoto even acknowledged that he created B to be this way because he wanted an interesting character who was also extremely powerful.
- All-Loving Hero: He's respected and known as a hero by the Cloud Village for being the first host to tame the Eight-Tails, whereas previously the Eight-Tails would go on rampages. B seems to also be able to befriend every giant animal on the Island Turtle and also effortlessly forgave Motoi for his attempt at killing him several years previously.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Averted. He's about as well-liked as they come. Played straight when he was a kid though, being as much of a pariah as Naruto, if not moreso due to his hosting a Tailed Beast being common knowledge in the cloud.
- Badass and Child Duo: At a young age he was paired with the Raikage. They were known as the A-B Duo, the self-proclaimed strongest tag team. B eventually outgrew his childhood role and demonstrated his strength to his brother, which earned his trust to fight in the war.
- Bad with the Bone: He can manifest Gyūki's skull and uses its horns to augment his Lariat attack.
- Bash Brothers: With A. Even though they aren't bros by blood, they brothers-in-arms.
- Berserk Button: He has a minor one in A not acknowledging his true power and only seeing him as a jinchūriki.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Sasuke and company did not take him seriously, at first. They learned very quickly that being eccentric does not make one weak.
- Beyond the Impossible:
- He can transform into his Tailed Beast without going nuts. As in, the full-on eight-tailed giant monster version and stay conscious. Before Naruto repeated the feat, this was thought to be impossible because all previous jinchūriki were either overcome by their Tailed Beasts or locked them away.
- Killer B also survives the extraction of the Eight-Tails, pulling the exact same move he pulled on Tobi; cutting off a tentacle and hiding inside for a while. Doing this provides him with the Tailed Beast chakra needed to not die even if the Eight-Tails is completely removed. This is noteworthy as he's the only jinchūriki to survive extraction without outside help of some kind.
- Big Brother Mentor: Towards Naruto, being an older jinchūriki who's been through most of the same things and has both full control of his Tailed Beast and its friendship. As a mentor/brother figure, he rubs off on Naruto very well, and notably, Naruto adopts B's signature fist bump as an adult.
- Boastful Rap: Being a very proud person who raps near constantly, a lot of his rhymes tend to fall into this category, especially when they're about his actions or of his allies.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's a big guy with great spirit and raps.
- Breakout Character: Besides Naruto, B proves himself to be one of the most popular jinchūriki to exist. It may be why he survives to the end of the series, despite finding himself in countless situations where he could have potentially died.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A Cloud Cuckoo Lander rapper who aspires to be an enka singer. He also happens to be one the strongest characters introduced in the series.
- Chekhov's Skill: B severs Gyūki's tentacle to evade capture by the Akatsuki in his introduction. Hundreds of chapters later, he pulls the same stunt to survive Gyūki being forcibly extracted from him.
- Child Prodigy: B was selected to be the future Raikage's bodyguard at a young age, being the only one able to perform the Double Lariat with A. Flashbacks also show that as a child, B was able to complete team missions on his own.
- If you have an extremely powerful demonic entity inside of you, and it is significantly more rational than you are, you qualify for this trope.
- During a scene where Naruto, Tobi, Kakashi, and Guy are dueling heroic/villainous speeches, B admits he likes mature women's breasts. There was no reason, he apparently just felt like throwing it out there.
- In the anime, when Kumo is given an invite for the new Chunin exams (which A turns down because he believes Tsunade is trying to trick the Cloud), B... is instantly dancing his way to Konoha, seeing it as a chance to throw a rap concert there.
- Confusion Fu: It's nearly impossible to track his movements with his swords mixed with his hand to hand combat, even Sasuke struggled greatly while using the Sharingan to assist him.
- Cool Shades: He always wears sunglasses since his eyes are sensitive to light. He's worn them since at least the age of five.
- Cool Sword: Has seven shortswords he wields simultaneously! Later, he has 8 when he receives the Samehada.
- Covert Pervert: While he's unfazed by Naruto's Sexy and Harem Jutsu, he ogles his zombified teammate Yugito after her shirt is torn open, nearly missing that she had a chakra receiver embedded in her breast. He also gushes over Tsunade's massive chest, revealing he has a fetish for older women.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Given his personality, Sasuke's crew underestimated B's capabilities when they went to capture him. Sasuketakes a rude awakening for them.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He took out Jugo, Suigetsu, and Sasuke with relative ease, and then took the opportunity to escape notice of the Akatsuki and the Cloud Village. That said, he also acknowledged Sasuke as one of the strongest people he'd ever fought when explaining to Eight Tails why he went all out despite seeming to already have the advantage.
- Cutlass Between the Teeth: When B uses his seven sword style, one of the areas he holds one of his swords is his mouth.
- Dark and Troubled Past: As expected of jinchūriki, B was shunned and hated by his village once the tailed beast was sealed inside of him, his closest friend abandoned him and at least one attempt was made on his life and he was regularly pelted with eggs when he would be simply walking around minding his own business. Ultimately subverted, as despite all the trouble he went through B took it in stride and never held it against his village.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: White in the manga, but tinted yellow in the anime.
- Demoted to Extra: Despite initially being very important after he was introduced, and serving a large role as Naruto's final teacher, Killer B drops off in relevance after Sasuke returns and joins up with the Allied Shinboi Force against the Ten-Tails, Obito, and Madara. He seemingly returns to prominence as Obito is defeated, but then Gyuki is extracted from him, and while he survives, he ends up being forced to sit out the entire rest of the story after that.
- Dual Wielding: He can use seven swords simultaneously.
- The Empath: He can read a person's heart with only a fist bump, something he uses as a judge of character and to understand the feelings of his friends.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: Frequently battles while in the middle of rapping, and sometimes even pauses to write down lyrics, even if they are no good.
- Facepalm of Doom: Receiving. Gyūki warns him multiple times that B's antics will earn him his brother's "Iron Claw". After A, Darui, and C find him in the Iron country, A does just that:
A:(pissed off) How dare you go off on your own!
B:(having his face crushed) Even your non-dominant arm / does me a lot of harm / so sound the alaAAAAH...
- Failed a Spot Check: His childhood friend, Motoi, attempted to kill him when they were younger, but B turned around, causing his swords to deflect the kunai into the water, and holds out his fist for a fistbump. Motoi ran away, and never spoke to B again for 30 years. When Motoi confesses to trying to kill him, B claims that he doesn't remember.
- Flight, Strength, Heart: In addition to standard Tailed Beast host powers, his special power is salivating ink.
- Friend to All Living Things: On the island of giant beasts, he starts by fist-bumping with a giant gorilla and goes from there. Taken to its extreme when Killer B tries to comfort freaking Samehada after it forces Kisame to separate from it because Kisame had been forcing it to go against its will. Remember that Samehada is generally regarded to be at least partially demonic.
- Gratuitous Rap: B expresses himself through rapping and tends to use "Fool! Ya Fool!" when referring or speaking to others.
- Happily Adopted: B was adopted as A's younger brother due to his potential to work in sync with A's combat style.
- Hyper-Awareness: While B is most definitely a Cloud Cuckoo Lander, he's also very astute at reading situations around him.
- Ignore the Fanservice: Played straight and subverted.
- Naruto's Sexy Jutsu had knocked out even the Third Hokage and never let him down before... but when he tries to use it to convince B to help him out, B just shuts the door. The reason why is revealed later: B has a preference for mature women.
- Later on, he is very distracted by the sexiness of Tsunade's giant cans, and the fact that she doesn't wear a bra.
- Even later he is distracted by Yugito's exposed chest and doesn't notice the chakra receivers implanted there until Naruto mentions his fight with Pain. (And Yugito was not only his former teammate but was an animated corpse puppet controlled by Tobi).
- Image Song: Well, not exactly an official image song per se, but Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations comes with an exclusive song for Killer B sung by the voice actor himself (both English and Japanese VA's) And. It. Is. Awesome.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: The guy uses seven swords at once against Sasuke. Implausible doesn't begin to describe it.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Naruto; the guy's old enough to be his uncle. Which is what Naruto calls him.
- Inseries Nickname: Naruto calls him "Octopops".
- Leeroy Jenkins: Invoked in-universe and the Alliance actively tried to defy it, but ultimately Killer B does indeed run right into the war while composing rap lyrics out loud.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: There's no way this rapping ninja could be danger... HOLY SHIT! Did he just gut Sasuke like a fish twice?
- Lightning Bruiser: Saying that he tore Sasuke a new one in his debut appearance would be an understatement. Bonus points for playing the trope literally.
- Lima Syndrome: He and the Eight-Tails are the first Tailed Beast and host pair shown to be able to work together rather than the host just taking the beast's power because they respect each other.
- Made of Iron: The guy shrugs off, in order, a flying kick to the head, electrocution, and a jet-propelled, superhumanly strong fist to the facewhich left a dust cloud in which he was able to escape without noticeably slowing down. Heck, even his seal-acting tattoo says 'tetsu', which means 'iron'!
- Manchild: In the middle of a serious meeting on military matters, he's seen not paying any attention and scrawling down song lyrics — looking absurdly similar to a bored high school kid scribbling and not paying attention in class.
- Master Swordsman: B multi-wields seven swords at the same time. He was also shown to be an Instant Expert with wielding Zabuza's Executioners Blade and later Kisame's Samehada.
- The Mentor: Now serving this role to Naruto, and is more balanced and powerful than him in many ways to avoid Mentor Occupational Hazard. Although he has none of the gravitas.
- Multi Wielding: He uses seven swords at once, and hold them in such places as in his armpits and between his legs, but not in his hands. He needs those to write down lyrics should he think of them.
- Nice Guy: Eccentricities notwithstanding B is generally a kind, compassionate person.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed:
- Compared to Jero, the unlikely African-American enka singer. When you think of Japanese postwar love ballads, you usually don't think of dudes wearing hip hop clothing (or rapping ninjas, for that matter.)
- And as mentioned above, the Wu-Tang Clan.
- The fact that he's a boastful, beefy black guy, with a bee motif seems to call to mind Muhammad Ali, who famously described his fighting style as "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."note Although B never had Ali's Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy antics—which was probably displaced to his brother A, the Raikage.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Perhaps most pronounced in his encounter with Sasuke and the rest of Team Taka, B wastes absolutely no time in attempting to kill his enemies, coming very close to killing him twice the moment he has an opening, and if it wasn't for Suigetsu, Karin and Jugo doing their damnest, Sasuke would have more than likely been killed.
- No-Sell: Twice against Sasuke: when Sasuke uses his apparently unblockable ChidoriSword on him, he happily blocks it, much to Sasuke and his teammates' surprise. Later Sasuke cast a Genjutsu on him, and falls to the ground, unconscious...only to take down Sasuke in one hit after Sasuke let his guard down.
- OOC Is Serious Business: When B stops acting silly and eccentric, something is going down.
- Painful Rhyme: Played for Laughs as it is frequently pointed out that his rapping skills don't quite match his fighting ones. Although some of his rhymes or puns are surprisingly well-thought (the translators do a rather good job with it too).
B:Kikiude janakutemo, ki kiku. Kiki da yo! ("Even though it's not your good arm it it works. I'm in trouble!")
- Partial Transformation: He can do this in addition to the full transformation.
- Punny Name: He's probably called "Killer B" because the Japanese words for "bee" and "eight" are homophones. In addition, his brother the Raikage is named A.
- Scarf of Asskicking: A long white one. He's very sad when it gets chopped in half by Yugito.
- Scary Black Man: Averted. He's too silly to be scary.
- Shock and Awe: Can channel electricity into his swords.
- Smarter Than You Look: B is shown to be intelligent both in battle, like how he tricked Team Hawk into thinking they kidnapped him until its too late, and out, such as when he understands the inner workings of Narutos Eight Trigram Seal and its superiority to his Iron Seal.
- Spanner in the Works: He ends up massively throwing Akatsuki and Sasuke's plans out of whack. Subverted later when Tobi revives the Ten-Tails with the tail he gave him.
- Spin Attack: One of his maneuvers while using all swords at once is to spin like a top.
- Superpower Lottery: Becomes more apparent with each chapter; B is one of only four characters in the entire series that has the ability to control the Tailed Beast, (he's also one of the only two that is currently living). Also, being a jinchūriki at that, it allows him to be completely immune to genjutsu, not to mention he's also a Lightning Bruiser. He later gains ownership of Kisame's Samehada, a sentient sword that gives its owner the ability to absorb their opponent's chakra.
- Symbiotic Possession: One of the few to get along with his Tailed Beast.
- Tattoo as Character Type: He has a tattoo of the kanji for "iron" on his right shoulder, which is the Iron Armour Seal that was used to seal the Eight-Tails into him. He also has a tattoo of a bull's horn on his left cheek, which corresponds to the Eight-Tails' missing horn.
- Torso with a View: The result on anyone unfortunate enough to get hit by his Lariat.
- Uncle Tomfoolery: Downplayed in that even when his antics are played for humor, he's far from incompetent.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to finish most of his lines of speech with "baby" and/or "Oh Yeah!" Also "Fool, ya fool".
- Vibroweapon: Can turn any weapon into this by using that electricity to vibrate it at a high frequency. Even pencils.
- Wrestler in All of Us: LARIAT!
Voiced by:Tessho Genda (JP), Paul St. Peter (EN), Irwin Daayán (Latin America)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 1 (Manga), Naruto Episode 1 (Anime)
Host: Mito Uzumaki, Kushina Uzumaki, Naruto Uzumaki (Yang half), Minato Namikaze (Yin half). Eventually, both halves merge inside Naruto.
As a consequence of being sealed into the main character, this is the Tailed Beast with the most screen time. Kurama is widely believed to be the strongest of the nine, reputedly able to raise tsunamis and flatten mountains with just a single swipe of a tail. Prior to the series, it attacked the Hidden Leaf Village after Tobi extracted it from its then-host, Naruto's mother Kushina, who had just given birth to the kid. To stop it, the Fourth Hokage sealed it into the newborn Naruto (his son, as he was Kushina's husband) and himself, sacrificing his own life to do so while his Action Mom wife did the same. Tobi claims that its attack on the village was only out of its own accord, as Kurama has a fearsome reputation as a natural disaster that can desolate areas where the darkest aspects of human nature collect and fester.
Kurama is cynical and shrewd, and expresses great pride in its power, believing itself to be the strongest of the Tailed Beasts due to having the most tails, which earned Kurama nothing but disapproval from its brethren, especially Shukaku. Ever since its sealing within Naruto, Kurama plotted to use the young shinobi's dependence on its power to break free from the seal, but as long as it remained sealed, it was a (however unwilling) ally of Naruto's.
Usually, the fox manifests itself in whisker-shaped markings on Naruto's cheeks. It also grants him improved stamina and a Healing Factor. Naruto can also draw upon the fox's enormous reserves of chakra in order to make up for his own lack of chakra control. When Naruto becomes consumed by rage, he starts to draw further on the fox's chakra. When this happens, the "whiskers" on Naruto's face darken, his teeth become longer and sharper, his eyes turn red with slitted pupils, he begins moving about on all fours and he becomes covered in a coat of bubbling red chakra.note Chakra is normally invisible, and when depicted in the anime, "cool" colors like blue and green are usually used.
At first, this happens unconsciously. After being trained by Jiraiya, however, Naruto learns how to actively demand chakra from the fox. To do so, he goes into the depths of his mind (depicted as a dripping sewer with a humongous cage containing the fox) and demands that the fox assist him with its chakra (or as Naruto euphemistically calls it, the fox's "rent").
The more Naruto gives in to his rage, the more "tails" of chakra begin to appear. He grows more powerful with each one that appears, but he also loses control of his own personality. When he reaches four tails, he enters the Version 2 state and the fox's personality becomes dominant. During the Invasion of the Leaf Village, Naruto has shown the six and eight-tailed forms. It's been theorized that if he ever made it up to nine, the seal would be broken and the fox would be freed. The seal also seems to be weakening over time. Jiraiya made an attempt to teach Naruto to retain control after four tails, but in so doing he came as close to death as he ever had. Instead, he settled for creating several seals which can suppress the fox's influence. Yamato's Tenth Edict on Enlightenment jutsu can do this job as well.
The Sharingan has the ability to control the fox. In Shippuden, Sasuke prevented Naruto from drawing on its power, and it was later revealed that Madara Uchiha had "tamed" it and used it in his battle against the First Hokage. Itachi Uchiha was originally assigned to capture it, but with his death, Tobi sent Pain to do it instead. After that didn't work, Tobi decided to handle things himself.
With the help of his parents, Naruto successfully bested the fox in combat and gained the ability to tap into the fox's massive chakra reserves whenever he chooses, giving himself a glowing, powerful form in the process. Things progress even further when, upon seeing Naruto's genuine concern for its brethren, Kurama finally accepts its host as an equal partner, and the cage is finally unlocked. Now, Naruto is finally able to complete the Tailed Beast Transformation Technique, though his is unique in that it is translucent and glowing yellow.
When Kurama's Yang half is extracted from Naruto he gets the Yin half. Once the Yang half is freed from the Ten-Tails, it is eventually sealed back inside Naruto, Yin and Yang becoming one being once again.
- Animal Battle Aura: He manifests into one when Naruto uses his Tailed Beast Mode.
- Armchair Military: Of a sort during the fight against the Ten-Tails, seeing how the real Nine-Tails was lounging in Naruto's subconsciousness while calling the shots in the fight against the Ten-Tails through Naturo's Animal Battle Aura. Kakashi even states it designated itself the captain of their group.
- Art Evolution: When he first met Naruto, he had round pupils and largely human dentition. The next time he was seen he had slitted pupils and fangs.
- Attack Hello: His first response to Naruto entering his inner world was to try to slash him through the bars of his cage.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Inside Naruto, he's only confined to a cage. Inside Kushina, however, he was pinned down and impaled by stakes. No wonder he's so ruthless.
- Blow You Away: Apparently has Wind Affinity chakra, which is surprisingly appropriate considering who his host is. Often causes these with a swish of its tail or claws in its lesser forms.
- Boring, but Practical: Kurama doesn't have any special abilities such as Shukaku's Magnet Release or Gyuki's Ink, but has ridicluous amounts of chakra, to the point where Naruto can share that Chakra with entire squadrons without noticing a significant dip in his chakra pool.
- Canis Major: Kurama is a giant nine-tailed fox.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Defines himself as a "hatred incarnate", although he's really just severely embittered.
- Cast from Lifespan: In Boruto, Kurama's new Baryon Mode grants Naruto tremendous power at the cost of actively consuming his and Naruto's chakra to the point that it may kill one or both of them. This description ends up having been deliberately misleading, as Kurama reveals afterward it was always his own life that was going to be sacrificed by using the mode, and he knew Naruto would hesitate or refuse to use the power if he had known.
- Cat Smile: Gives one as his first non-Slasher Smile while briefly trolling Naruto.
- Characterization Marches On: It's not something you'll notice unless you know Japanese, but his manner of speech slowly changes once he starts to open up to Naruto. For most of the series, he speaks formally, but later on, he starts using a cruder, more masculine form of Japanese (ex. using "temee" toward people he doesn't like when he originally used "kisama").
- Cry Cute: As a young fox, he shed tears as the Sage of Six Paths left the Tailed Beasts with his final words. Kurama was also humanized in the scene as he believed the Sage's words that someone would lead them and respect his identity. But Kurama's encounters with humans changed him until Naruto restored his faith in the Sage's words.
- Cunning Like a Fox: He almost gets Naruto to release him due to manipulating his rage. After his HeelFace Turn, he uses it for good against Tobi.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: In BorutoKurama reveals to Naruto he has another transformation called Baryon Mode, which uses his chakra as fuel for what is essentially a nuclear reaction to create an entirely new type of energy. While the mode does give Naruto a power and speed boost, its more important effect is also its cost. Namely it consumes the user's lifeforce, and by putting that energy into an opponent you strike, you can basically infect them like a poison and rapidly kill them no matter what kind of power or defense they have. Effective as this may be, Kurama had never revealed the power to Naruto simply because he had never been in a fight before where he regarded death as a certainty, and so decided to give them a shot at winning even if it killed them too. It works too, reducing the god-like Isshiki Otsuksuki's remaining life from days to minutes and making him feel real fear toward a human for the first time, but that victory comes at the cost of Kurama's life.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being the "darker" half, Yin Kurama is far nicer and wiser than Yang Kurama. Even after Minato sealed him inside the Death God, where he spent nearly 17 years, he shows no animosity towards Minato and immediately offers help. This is in line with the Yin/Yang concept, where the former exhibits calmness, while the latter exhibits hot-bloodedness.
- Deadpan Snarker: After formally allying with his host he takes to snarking in their shared mindscape.
- Death Glare: Kurama is a master of this. This is usually reserved for people it doesn't like and Naruto... at first.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After Naruto beats him, he becomes more of a Tsundere than a Villain and later even has a HeelFace Turn.
- Demonic Possession: Routinely attempted this on Naruto before his HeelFace Turn.
- Detect Evil: Kurama is able to sense negative emotions, and conferred this ability to Mito Uzumaki and Naruto.
- Easily Forgiven: Despite the fact that Kurama wanted to kill him most of his life, killed a lot of people being on the loose and being directly responsible for the death of his parents, Naruto forgives him. Of course, during the attack on Konoha, he was under Tobi's control for a while, but even after it wore off, he still continued to attack Konoha. Naruto declares Kurama has proven he is not the monster fox anymore and tells Kurama that he is his friend.
- Enemy Mine: Allows Naruto to use his chakra to combat Madara. Eventually results in a HeelFace Turn.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The reason he said he initially let Naruto use his chakra is that Madara is too much of a dick for even the fox to tolerate.
- Evil Twin: Subverted with Dark Is Not Evil. While Kurama is split into Yin and Yang halves, the Yin half appears to have a more positive attitude, even encouraging Minato that everything that happened wasn't his fault. Yang Kurama however spent the majority of the series as Naruto's Superpowered Evil Side until his HeelFace Turn.
- Expy: Its status as a giant nine-tailed fox that isn't really a traditional Kitsune, but along with its self-proclamation as hatred incarnate brings to mind of Hakumen No Mono. Its eventual Tsundere attitude towards Naruto later, coupled with his orange-colored fur, brings to mind of Tora from the same series.
- Fantastic Foxes: It is a sentient mass of chakra shaped like a fox.
- Freudian Excuse: Kurama was, like all the Beasts, optimistic that the chosen one the Sage of Six Paths foresaw would lead them to peace and harmony with humans. However, Kurama was seen as nothing but either a threat or a weapon by humans he sought to co-exist with, being sealed by one, to be controlled by the next. Its hatred and contempt for humans over the generations grew, until it wanted nothing to do with them and regarded itself as an embodiment of hatred. Pointedly, every violent action it takes toward humans in flashbacks is shown to be provoked by the humans in one way or another. It may well be that, like the other beasts, even with all its rage, it was willing to leave humans alone if they left it alone.
- Golden Super Mode: When used by Naruto and Minato, his Tailed Beast Mode is yellow with black markings due to them using it as an extension of Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. As shown in The Last, he can use Nine-Tails Chakra Mode himself.
- HeelFace Turn: Eventually becomes Naruto's ally of his own volition, though this was based on mutual respect more than anything. He was impressed with Naruto being the first human since the Sage who treated him as a living being worthy of respect rather than a weapon and also learned much from watching Naruto's life.
- Hellish Pupils: His pupils are vertical slits, emphasizing his malevolence. Using his chakra also turns Naruto's pupils into slits as well.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Kurama saw it as merely a means to win an otherwise unwinnable fight, but he still gives Naruto access to Baryon mode knowing that Naruto using it would kill Kurama, perhaps permanently. In the process, he saves everyone else, indeed the world itself. Kurama also knew that dying in this way, with his chakra simply being consumed by Baryon Mode rather than being pulled out, would spare Naruto the usual consequence of a jinchuruki losing a bijuu (i.e. death).
- Jerkass: Was a major one until Naruto defeats him, which causes him to open up more, becoming more of a Tsundere.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- Early on in Part II, Kurama told Naruto that, without his power, Naruto is unable to do anything. As harsh as saying this might have been, Kurama was correct. The majority of Naruto's achievements have been due to Kurama's immense chakra, rarely ever Naruto's own abilities. His achievements in the war, surviving against Pain, even fighting Sasuke toe-to-toe was only due to Kurama's chakra and presence within Naruto's body.
Kurama: Who was the one with the impudence to come begging me for help, at every step of the way? You understand by now, don't you? Without me, you couldn't do anything at all.
- When Minato blames himself for all of the damage Tobi/Obito has caused because he never realized Tobi's true identity, Yin Kurama is quick to point out that Minato had no way of knowing that Obito was still alive, and even then, it wouldn't have changed a thing; Kurama still had to be stopped, and the Obito that Minato knew was long dead by then, so it would have been pointless to try to reason with him.
- Gyuki gets annoyed with Kurama at one point, telling him that his arrogance and his belief that having the most tails made him the strongest was what caused some of the other bijuu to resent and dislike him. But half of Kurama's chakra is a match in power for five other Tailed Beasts, so while the tails might not be polite, he clearly has good reason to consider himself the strongest.
- Early on in Part II, Kurama told Naruto that, without his power, Naruto is unable to do anything. As harsh as saying this might have been, Kurama was correct. The majority of Naruto's achievements have been due to Kurama's immense chakra, rarely ever Naruto's own abilities. His achievements in the war, surviving against Pain, even fighting Sasuke toe-to-toe was only due to Kurama's chakra and presence within Naruto's body.
- The Illegible: By his own admission. He finds his own handwriting embarrassing.
- Kitsune: Kurama is a kaiju-sized nine-tailed supernatural fox.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Believes having nine tails makes him the boss, which Shukaku hates him for. This is not far from the truth, considering his body shape is closest to the Ten-Tails and his Yang half has power comparable to five other Tailed Beasts.
- Life Drain: Baryon Mode acts as this for both Kurama/Naruto and their opponent. The form uses their natural chakra as energy and thus puts them at risk of expiring over time; however, the same principle also applies to the opponent when Naruto's attacks connect. They gamble on winning through attrition againt Isshiki this way.
- Literal Split Personality: The Fourth Hokage split his chakra into two halves, sealing the Yang half inside of Naruto, and the Yin half inside himself. The Yin half is later revealed to have its own personality. In a few of the Infinite Tsukuyomi filler arcs where Kushina is still alive, she is Yin Kurama's jinchūriki, while Naruto is Yang Kurama's jinchūriki.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: The force of its roars can cause incredible destruction.
- Manipulative Bastard: Constantly baits Naruto to tap more and more in his chakra, so it can take control and cause destruction and/or break free of the seal.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Is clearly a fox, but his body proportions (especially his torso and arms, look the picture) are clearly humanoid to the point where his forepaws are depicted as having thumbs. Which means he can properly bump fists with Naruto. He also his long rabbit-like ears, which are likely based on the fennec fox.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: The Nine-Tails has a wide mouth full of fangs, which is the first glimpse Naruto gets of it, although they were notably more human-like in its first appearance.
- Omnicidal Maniac: While it's heavily implied that there were several previous owners mistreating him and the Sage of Six Paths' death have caused him to become angry with the world, thus acting savagely towards humans. While acting berserk outside, his mind had devolved till Naruto defeats him and Defeat Equals Friendship takes hold.
- Playing with Fire: In the anime, where he unleashes a fire tornado on Pain.
- Power-Strain Blackout: During the final battle, Yin Kurama tells Naruto that he'll pass out when he gives Naruto the last of his chakra.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Not very fond of Naruto until late in the series, but nevertheless aware that if he wants to live, then he just has to help him during battles. As a bonus, this regularly gives him occasions to go on a wild rampage.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red irises and causes Naruto's own irises to turn red when using his power and own are red. Later on, this, along with the "whiskers" thickening, is the indication that Kurama is using Naruto's body for something during the war.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Was this in his younger days.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: The Nine-Tails' real name, as revealed by the Four-Tails, is Kurama, the name of one of the main characters from YuYu Hakusho, a very popular manga and anime series created by Togashi. He is also a fox demon. Curiously, Kurama's Japanese VA also voiced Younger Toguro in the same series.
- Signature Roar: In stark contrast to his deep speaking voice, Kurama's signature vocalization is a harsh, shrill, hissing roar, though he's also used Stock Sound Effects.
- Slasher Smile: Displayed this when Naruto met him for the first time. Technically, every time he smiles or shows he's amused so much that you can't even tell whether he is feeling murderously giddy or is actually ready to cooperate.
- Sleep-Mode Size:
- Despite still being huge, the Kurama that is sealed within Naruto for most of the series is only about half the size of the one attacking Konoha 12 years ago. Part II reveals that this is because Minato only sealed the Yang half of Kurama inside Naruto, while the Yin half is stuck inside the belly of the Death God. At least until after the Fourth Ninja World War, when both halves merge and become whole.
- In Killer B's dream world, Kurama appears in a cat-sized Super-Deformed state.
- Smarter Than They Look: Kurama's explanation of Baryon Mode explicitly compares it to nuclear fusion. Naruto's confusion implies that nuclear physics haven't even been discovered in the shinobi world.
- Smug Super: The other tailed beasts hate him for thinking that the power of a tailed beast is in proportion to the number of tails, and thus he is the strongest. Unfortunately for them, while his reasoning may be off, he is the strongest of the nine.
- Split-Personality Merge: This is implied near the end, where the Yin half seems to have the memories of the Yang half interacting with Naruto. After everything is said and done, both Kuramas do merge back into one being inside Naruto.
- Stockholm Syndrome: After Naruto defeated him, he gained some grudging respect for the boy. However, the real turning point in their relationship came after Naruto expressed the desire to befriend Kurama and the other Tailed Beasts.
Naruto: Hey! You know what, Nine-Tails? (smiles) I believe that I'm going to come after all that hate that's inside of you too someday.
- To elaborate on that a bit: for hundreds of years, everyone looked at the Fox and saw it only as a source of power, something to be controlled. Naruto is the first person since the Sage of Six Paths to say something like that to Kurama.
- Tail Slap: He was said to be powerful enough to level mountains with a single blow of his tails.
- This Is My Human: Kurama revealed the reason why he prevented Fukasaku from fusing with and helping Naruto from mastering Perfect Toad Sage Mode wasn't out of animosity, but jealousy that his jinchūriki would use anyone else's chakra. This is repeated when Naruto seeks assistance from Killer B and Eight-Tails, angering Kurama again that he'd ask for help from another Tailed Beast.
- Took a Level in Kindness:
- Towards Naruto, best shown in Kurama's first and last appearances. In his first appearance, Kurama tried to kill Naruto, compared to when Kurama was sealed, he told Gaara of a way to save Naruto.
- Eventually towards some of the other members of the alliance as well, due to fighting on the same side as them, particularly Kakashi.
- To Serve Man: Kurama ate Kinkaku and Ginkaku when they attacked him, and has threatened to eat Naruto.
- Troll: After his HeelFace Turn. Chapter 609 for the best example-he's grinning at Naruto while he explains what he really did when Naruto thought he sacrificed Kakashi by throwing him at Tobi. Or the time when he brings up the fact that the first person Naruto kissed is Sasuke...
- Tron Lines: When manifested as Naruto's and Minato's Animal Battle Aura, Kurama has broad black markings on its chakra-body that make it resemble Asura's Guardian Entity.
- Tsundere: After his HeelFace Turn, this is his attitude toward Naruto, especially when Naruto is showing him friendliness. One notable example was when he was freed and Naruto happily proclaimed he missed him before asking if Kurama missed him too. Cue the fox shouting he did not while flicking him off. It's a source of hilarity to say the least, especially when Kurama quite readily agrees to be sealed back inside Naruto.
- Another example was when Naruto asked him for his help to catch a toy thief, Kurama refused because Naruto mixed up a Shukaku toy with a Kurama one but instead used the opportunity to boost Naruto's Heroic Resolve, noting that when it comes to things like this Naruto should rely on his own abilities. The lesson aspect doesn't keep him from giving Naruto the silent treatment later when Naruto tries to butter him up.
- Unstoppable Rage: Kurama ain't a happy camper at first, and when he makes Naruto enter his Version 2 state, he proceeds to start terminating everything living around him with extreme prejudice. In this state its implied it's not Kurama's conscious mind that is in control so much as his feral instincts resonating with Naruto's own anger.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In the flashback showing all the Tailed Beasts as children, not only was Kurama the only one shown crying, but he was also the one standing closest to the Sage of Six Paths, implying that the two were close before the Sage's death.
- Victory Is Boring: After the war, he spends most of his time sleeping and complaining about nothing to do. He's practically giddy when Naruto lets him loose for battle in Naruto Gaiden. Not to say he is eager for any action, as he won't assist Naruto if he thinks the task is beneath him or unnecessary.
- The Watcher: Thanks to the seal, he was unable to do anything but observe. As such, he has watched over Naruto's life every day since he was born, which also helped him over time to gain respect for the boy.
Kinkaku and Ginkaku
Kinkaku and Ginkaku
Kinkaku voiced by:Takaya Kuroda (JP), John Eric Bentley (EN)
Ginkaku voiced by: Fumiya Yazaki (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN)
Debut:Naruto Chapter 525 (Manga), Shippuden Episode 267 (Anime)
Warriors of the Hidden Cloud Village from the Second-Third Shinobi World War revived by Kabuto to fight in the Fourth Shinobi World War. They're known as the Two Lights but are also remembered as the Hidden Cloud's most reviled criminals for the attempted coup they made during negotiations with the Hidden Leaf, almost killing the Second Hokage in the process. They, alongside Kakuzu, are among the strongest opponents that Darui's Division face, but Ginkaku is taken out by Darui and a Nine-Tails powered Kinkaku is defeated by Shikamaru and Choji (who provided backup from Gaara's Division) along with Ino (joining them from the Fifth Division) using their famed Ino-Shika-Cho Formation.
- Ancestral Weapon: Since Kinkaku and Ginkaku are distantly related to the Sage of the Six Paths, the Treasured tools of the sage logically becomes this.
- Animal Battle Aura: They are able to summon a Version 2 Tailed Beast chakra shroud, though only Kinkaku uses it.
- Anime Hair: Their hair is styled in a way that makes it look like a Native American headdress. Their eyebrows are also gold and silver respectively, going on the colored volume page, which seems to hint they aren't literally wearing headdresses and is just a severe case of this trope.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: It's pretty clear they hold themselves to a high standard, given their accomplishments in life and how much they look down on their opponents by saying gold and silver would never loose to a bunch of "bronze" opponents.
- Bash Brothers: They're brothers who fight together as a team.
- Berserk Button: Kinkaku's button is pushed when someone severely harms his brother. After Darui seals away Ginkaku, Kinkaku explodes in rage, transforming into a six-tailed Tailed Beast shroud. He declares Darui will pay for laying a hand on Ginkaku. Further backed by Kakuzu's statement that he hasn't seen Kinkaku in such a state in ages, and deduces that something must've happened to Ginkaku.
- Ginkaku has a smaller one, as shown when Darui tells him the brothers are considered disgraces to the Hidden Cloud village.
- Big Brother Instinct: See above. It'd be a lie to say Kinkaku didn't have this towards his brother. He's bigger and seems to be the smarter of the two, so it's widely accepted by fandom he's the big brother. Being based on Gold Horn and Silver Horn of Journey to the West, Gold Horn (Kinkaku) was the elder brother. Here, their ages are the same. But their birthdays are one month apart, Kinkaku's being in March, and Ginkaku in April. Could be fraternal twins, and Kinkaku was born early. Or, they could be half-siblings.
- Calling Your Attacks: "Curse him, Seven Star Sword! Record, Crimson Gourd!"
- Cool Sword: The Seven Star Sword, though less for being a weapon in and of itself than it's role in acting as a sealing device.
- The Dreaded: During their attempted coup, they almost killed the Second Hokage. Naturally, their reputation precedes them.
- Facial Markings: The exact same ones Naruto has due to eating the Nine-Tails' flesh.
- Fallen Heroes:
- Revered by the Hidden Cloud Village, but they are also remembered as the Hidden Cloud's most reviled criminals due to their attempted coup when the Second Hokage and Second Raikage were meeting for a formal alliance. It's implied they were responsible for the deaths of both, being they both seem to know who the Third Raikage was, and of his black lightning technique.
- According to the fourth databook, they committed "numerous" other crimes in addition to the coup d'etat incident.
- Hero Killer: In life, they were the ones responsible for the death of Tobirama Senju, the Second Hokage, who sacrificed himself to hold them off and allow his companions, including his successor Hiruzen, to escape.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Ginkaku gets sealed away after being hit by the rope, his soul severed by the sword, and uttering his most-used word before being sucked inside his own gourd, like so many previous victims of his.
- Jagged Mouth: Kinkaku gets one in his Version 2 state, and both he and Ginkaku are seen with them during the flashback to their imprisonment in the Nine-Tails' stomach.
- Odd Name Out: Unlike most Kumo nin, the brothers' names dont translate to an adjective or contain a Latin character.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The KinGin Brothers has three of these:
- Facing the Kyubi and trying to fight it so that it could be sealed (althought they got swallowed whole for two weeks).
- Assaulting the second Raikage and the second Hokage, implied to have left the former heavily wounded and running the latter from the village.
- Subsequently killing Tobirama Senju when they tracked him and his teammates down (including Hiruzen and Danzo). Even if it's unknown if they themselves survived the assault, it speaks volumes that they managed to complete their objective against those odds.
- Oh, Crap!: Ginkaku's face screams this when he realizes that he's about to be Hoist by His Own Petard, to the point he can only shout for his brother to help him as he's sealed away.
- One-Winged Angel: They can enter a Version 2 state similar to Naruto's.
- Public Domain Character: Everything about them is based on the characters of the same names from Journey to the West, including the host of Public Domain Artifact's. Compare Dragon Ball for a different take of the same public domain characters.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Even without Edo Tensei's regenerative powers, the two were so amazingly powerful that the most practical way to get them off the battlefield was simply to use their own magic jars against them to seal them away.
- Sibling Team: They aren't called the Gold and Silver Brothers for nothing.
- Small Role, Big Impact: They get very little buildup before their introduction as zombies, and mostly fight against minor characters, but their acquisition of Kurama's chakra finally alerts Naruto to the war he was supposed to be kept oblivious to, and provided a substitute for reviving the Ten-Tails.
- Spanner in the Works:
- When Ginkaku is sealed away, Kinkaku explodes in rage and goes 6-Tails. Naruto, being the Nine-Tails' real host, senses this through the otherwise-chakra-blocking barrier that the Alliance are keeping him & Killer-Bee distracted in. This sparks Naruto's curiosity enough that he eventually goes to check out what's going on, fights through the guards meant to confine him, finds out about the war going on outside, and teams up with Bee to bust through the forces keeping them contained. In short: Kinkaku's transformation ruined the Five Kage's plans to keep Bee and Naruto out of the fight.
- Happens again later. The tools that they used, as well as their Nine-Tails chakra, is EXACTLY what Tobi needs to resurrect the Ten-Tails.
- Swallowed Whole: By Kurama, who later regurgitated them.
- This Cannot Be!: As Kinkaku is being sealed, he can't accept the fact that the Gold and Silver Brothers were actually beaten by a bunch of "bronze" opponents.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: They were too unruly to let something as silly as being devoured for two weeks by the strongest Tailed Beast to stop them or even slow them down, and even got something out of it for their trouble.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance
Naruto: Every Tailed Beast & Jinchuriki In The Series
The mythology of the Tailed Beasts and their Jinchuriki is central to the Naruto story, but you don't need a catchy song to remember them all.
Here are all of the Tailed Beasts in Naruto, as well as the Jinchuriki who carry them. The world of Naruto is full of flashy chakra blasts and monstrous summons, but one of Masashi Kishimoto's more inventive concepts are the Bijuu, or Tailed Beasts. These creatures originated from the chakra tree of the villainous Otsutsuki clan, which transformed into the incredibly powerful ten-tailed monster. In order to avert widespread destruction, the Sage of Six Paths split the ten-tails into nine smaller creatures, which would go on to become the fabled Tailed Beasts of Naruto.
These creatures either roam the land as wild, untamed demons, or are used as weapons of war by the various ninja villages, maintaining the balance of power between nations. In order to harness the immense power held within each of the Bijuu, the beasts would often be contained within a human host, known as a Jinchuriki. The joining of human and beast creates a symbiotic relationship between the two. Some pairings are harmonious and respectful, while others emphasize the servitude of the Tailed Beasts, turning them against humanity. Depending on the skill of the Jinchuriki, the creature's power can be drawn out in battle, but loss of control results in the beast escaping its human cell and going on a rampage.
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Although Naruto and the Nine-Tails are obviously the most prominent Bijuu and Jinchuriki tandem in the series, Kishimoto eventually introduces the full set, who become increasingly important later in the story. As Naruto's Tailed Beast lore became more complex, the anime released a devilishly catchy "Bijuu Counting Song" to help fans remember the basics, which is well worth checking out for comedy value alone. These are all the tailed beasts of Naruto.
One-Tails - Shukaku
Shukaku is most closely affiliated with the Hidden Sand village, and his first known Jinchuriki was the priest Bunpuku. The clergyman was followed by another host not important enough to be named, before Shukaku was placed inside an unborn Gaara, still in his mother’s womb. Shukaku's physical design is based on a tanuki - a Japanese raccoon dog. He's also an immensely proud Bijuu, constantly trying to compensate for being single-tailed, and considers Kurama his fiercest rival. In terms of abilities, Shukaku specializes in manipulating sand, making him the perfect mascot of his village and an ideal companion for Gaara. Their relationship began uneasily due to Shukaku’s ability to control Jinchuriki in their sleep, but as Gaara grew stronger, he was able to utilize the Bijuu's power more effectively. Finally, inspired by Naruto and Kurama, Gaara began treating Shukaku as an equal, not a weapon.
Two-Tails - Matatabi
Matatabi is a prime example of how tailed beasts were exploited by ninja in past ages. Captured by Konoha's Hashirama Senju, Matatabi was sold to the Hidden Cloud as part of a deal supposed to foster peace and balance between the five major villages. The only known Matatabi Jinchuriki is Yugito Nii, who inherited the monster as a child. Yugito would go on to become a Jonin in her village, learning control over her Bijuu - a process potentially made easier by Matatabi being one of the less aggressive tailed beasts. Matatabi bears the appearance of two mythological Japanese folk monsters - the Bakeneko and the Kasha, but the Naruto version is covered in blue flame (because why not). As implied by its design, Matatabi uses fire-based techniques, arguably making the creature a better fit for Konoha than the Hidden Cloud.
Three-Tails - Isobu
Like Matatabi, Isobu was sold by Hashirama as part of the Five Kage Summit agreement, this time to the Hidden Mist village. When war inevitably broke out, Isobu was forcibly sealed within Konoha's Rin Nohara with the intention of releasing her upon an unsuspecting Leaf. Aware of the plot, Rin sacrificed herself so she wouldn't accidentally hurt the people she loved. When a Jinchuriki dies, their tailed beast restores over time, and the revived Isobu was eventually placed into Yagura Karatachi, the Hidden Mist's Fourth Mizukage. Isobu is loose in the wild when introduced in the Naruto timeline, meaning Yagura must've died and Isobu was restored a second time. Isobu primarily uses water techniques, explaining the beast's long-standing affiliation with the Hidden Mist.
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Four-Tails - Son Goku
Son Goku was sold to the Hidden Rock village and came to be sealed within a ninja called Roshi. Compared to many Bijuu/Jinchuriki pairings, Roshi and Son Goku shared a respectful relationship, but the shinobi came to regret never learning his beast's true name. Resembling a monkey, Son Goku was inspired by the Monkey King character from the legendary Chinesestory Journey to the West. It's impossible to ignore the connection to Dragon Balltoo, which Masashi Kishimoto has admitted was a huge influence upon Naruto. Son Goku's signature techniques were lava-based, and this power is later adopted by Naruto. By the end of the original series, a piece of each tailed beast's chakra resides within Naruto Uzumaki, allowing him to combine the Rasengan with Son Goku's lava.
Five-Tails - Kokuo
Kokuo joined Son Goku in the Hidden Rock and eventually passed to a powerful ninja known as Han. Like many other Jinchuriki, Han was killed when the Akatsuki (secretly led by the evil Madara Uchiha) began collecting the Tailed Beasts, forcibly extracting each critter from their human hosts. Kokuo is one of the less prominent Bijuu in Naruto, but is seen using steam nature release (a blend of fire and water) - even though it seems to prefer a quiet life in the forest. Where most of Naruto's tailed beasts are based on mythical monsters and legends, Kishimoto revealed that Kokuo is a mixture of a horse and dolphin. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations reveals that Kokuo, along with Matatabi and Chomei, distanced themselves from humanity after Naruto freed them.
Six-Tails - Saiken
Along with Isobu, Saiken belonged to the Hidden Mist village, the idea being that each village's beasts would total roughly nine tails (apart from the Sand). This was to keep the power balance relatively equal, as the more tails a Bijuu possesses, the stronger they're considered to be. Saiken was sealed within Utakata, who began as a Hidden Mist villager but later abandoned his home during their dark "Bloody Mist" phase. Utakata was another Jinchuriki killed by the Akatsuki for their inner beast, and the bubble-wielding ninja starred in a memorable Naruto filler arc, which fleshed out his story. Saiken possesses water-based abilities, a slug-like appearance, and can attack with sticky and corrosive substances.
Seven-Tails - Chomei
Chomei was formerly sealed within Fu, a female ninja from the Hidden Waterfall, after being sold to the village by Hashirama. This was unusual, since the Waterfall isn't one of Naruto's five major nations, but were considered powerful enough to be included in the arrangement. Naruto flashbacks show each of the tailed beasts as babies, soon after their creation by the Sage of Six Paths, but while most of these young creatures are cuter, smaller versions of their present-day selves, Chomei actually took a larval state, reflecting its insect-like design as an adult. Chomei is similar to a Japanese rhinoceros beetle, and compared to its Bijuu kin, is remarkably placid and laid-back.
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Eight-Tails - Gyuki
Gyuki was sold to the Hidden Cloud village along with Matatabi, but the nation struggled to find a Jinchuriki who could control it. One of these was Blue B, the nephew of the Third Raikage, but after Gyuki went on a rampage, the Raikage was forced to seal him away, causing his nephew’s tragic death. Gyuki was ultimately sealed within Killer Bee, the Third Raikage’s adopted son, who surprisingly proved himself a compatible host. Bee befriended his Bijuu through the power of rap... or something, and their relationship became perfectly two-way, allowing the ninja to draw out Eight-Tails' power at will. Even after Gyuki was forcibly extracted from Killer Bee during the Fourth Great Shinobi War, he was later re-sealed into his former host. Gyuki is an ox-like yokai with sheep horns and tentacle tails, and is regarded as the second strongest bijuu.
Nine-Tails - Kurama
As the only Bijuu not captured by the First Hokage, Kurama roamed in the wild for many years until he was found by Madara Uchiha and forced to fight Hashirama. The First Hokage emerged victorious, and Kurama was sealed within his wife, Mito Uzumaki, before being transferred to Kushina Uzumaki. Despite valiant attempts to protect Kushina during her labor, Obito extracted Kurama and wreaked havoc on the Hidden Leaf. Eventually, Kushina and Minato restrained Kurama and sealed half the demon fox in the Fourth Hokage himself, and the other half in their newborn son - a certain Naruto Uzumaki. Kurama resembles a kitsune, a mythical Japanese nine-tailed fox, and is regarded as the most powerful of the Bijuu. Initially, Kurama would only offer his aid when Naruto's life was in danger. With help from his mother, Naruto harnessed Kurama's power, but only by becoming friends was the full potential of their Jinchuriki and Bijuu partnership unleashed.
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In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Kurama reveals a whole new level to Naruto's Jinchuriki power - Baryon Mode. The Seventh Hokage literally burns through his Bijuu's chakra to defeat Isshiki Otsutsuki, not realizing that doing so would actually kill the Nine-Tails forever.
The Ten Tails (Juubi)
All above Tailed Beasts listed above were created through the Juubi - the ten-tailed beast brought to Earth by the dimension-hopping Otsutsuki clan. Like the Otsutsuki, the exact origin of the Ten-Tails is unknown. The villains travel to other worlds in pairs and unleash their Juubi, which transforms into a God Tree and, under the right conditions, yields a chakra fruit. These tasty treats sustain the Otsutsuki clan's long lives and incredible power. Despite being the progenitor of Naruto's Tailed Beasts, three powerful characters have played host to the Juubi - the Sage of Six Paths, Obito Uchiha, and Madara Uchiha. The power of the Ten-Tails is virtually unlimited, with no affinity towards one nature over another.
Isshiki Otsutsuki's Juubi
As if one Juubi wasn't bad enough in Naruto, the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations sequel series introduces a second monster. Boruto alters Kaguya Otsutsuki's backstory, revealing that she and Isshiki arrived together, only for the Rabbit Goddess to betray her partner and steal the Juubi (and, more importantly, its chakra fruit) for herself. Isshiki survived in the body of a human monk called Jigen, plotting his revenge and founding the villainous organization known as Kara. At some point during this period, Isshiki took possession of another Ten-Tails, which he keeps in an alternate dimension under constant guard, and is only accessible to those capable of dimensional travel, such as Sasuke Uchiha. Though Boruto hasn't yet revealed the origin of Isshiki's Ten Tails, the beast is clearly smaller and younger than Kaguya's from the Fourth Great Shinobi War. Isshiki's goal - and the entire purpose of Kara - is to turn this Juubi into a God Tree, and grow yet another chakra fruit from Earth's population.
Aside from the bonus Juubi, Boruto completely changes the landscape of the Tailed Beasts compared to Naruto. Gaara retains Shukaku and Killer Bee keeps Gyuki, while the rest are released, maintaining a chakra bond with Naruto Uzumaki. Boruto's anime-only Urashiki arc reveals the Two-Tails, Five-Tails and Seven-Tails all separated themselves from civilization, fearing humans might capture them once again. Kurama, of course, remained within Naruto before sacrificing himself so his Jinchuriki could access Baryon Mode.
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