Orochimaru (Naruto)

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Orochimaru is a male character who features in Naruto.




Orochimaru (大蛇丸, Orochimaru) was a male human who came to live as an orphan on Earth. During this time, he found himself as the pupil of the Third Hokage Hiruze Sarutobi with him joining his master's other two students namely Jiraiya and Tsunade. Compared to Jiraiya, Orochimaru was shown to be a prodigy that was said to be only found once in a generation. However, the loss of his parents had affected him deeply with him finding a white snake near his parents grave. Hiruzen had told him that this represented fortune and rebirth which inspired Orochimaru to obtain knowledge of all forms of ninjutsu. At first, he did not pursue this goal due to his loyalty towards Konoha and he devoted himself as a Konoha Shinobi fully but he did begin to research more about the different forms of Jutsu. He reasoned that this was the sake of Konoha and that his village would ultimately benefit from his work.

At some point, he established his own personal hidden village named Otogakure (音隠れの里, Otogakure no Sato, Literally meaning: Village Hidden by Sound) that was to serve as a base from where he could collect ninja in order to perform experiments on them as part of his quest to learn all techniques.

Infiltrating the Chunin Exam, he ended up entering the Forest of Death by killing a grass ninja named Shiore and assumed her identity. He then sought out Sasuke in order to personally test him leading to a confrontation with Team 7. This saw Sasuke becoming terrified as 'Shiore's' power leaving his paralysed in fear with Orochimaru battling Naruto Uzumaki. The jinchuriki's power came to manifest somewhat allowing him to resist Orochimaru's snake jutsu thus forcing the Legendary Sannin to use the Five Elements Seal to block access to the chakra of the Nine-Tails within Naruto thus disturbing the balance of the original seal. By this point, Sasuke came to regain his composure and he battled Orochimaru where despite his talent he was unable to defeat his foe. Satisfied with the youth's power, Orochimaru decided to brand Sasuke with a Curse Mark before departing the scene though he promised that the two would meet again and that the Uchiha would seek him out for his power in the future.

He was present in the next stage of the Chunin Exams that involved one-on-one combat amongst the candidates where Orochimaru disguised himself as one of the guards. Orochimarhu primarily intended to use his position to see Sasuke Uchiha's performance in the trial when the young man was paired off to fight Yoroi Akadō. In the fight, Sasuke nearly succumbed to the Curse Mark again but managed to retain his control until he was able to win the fight. Kakashi Hatake then took Sasuke to the infirmary where he secretly placed a sealing jutsu on the curse to keep it under control. Orochimaru then appeared to Kakashi where he expressed an interest in Hatake's new eye and claimed that the boy was his now. Kakashi was determined to protect his student with this amusing Orochimaru with the Sannin deciding to depart but left with a warning where he said that Sasuke would eventually seek him out to claim his power.

Next Generations

After the war, he returned to his genetic experiments where he remained somewhat passive in his activities though the people of Konoha did not trust him. This led to them keeping a close watch over him whenever he was outside his hideout. Despite heavy surveillance, Orochimaru was able to move freely as the shinobi watching him were ordered not to act unless their target made a move against Konoha.

Orochimaru then began creating multiple synthetic humans leading to the creation of Log and Mitsuki who were produced through cloning with his own genetic material used as a source. Among his experiments also included a subject named Shin who could graft organs onto his body which did not reject them. He came to possess the Sharingan with numerous clones of him being produced where he came to admire the actions of Itachi Uchiha. This led to him taking the name Shin Uchiha and escaped Orochimaru's laboratory alongside his clones.

Naruto and Sasuke came to his laboratory for information on Shin Uchiha with Orochimaru telling them everything he knew about his former test subject.


Personality and attributes

According to Tsunade, Orochimaru was said to have had a twisted personality even as a child.

He was regarded as one of the legendary Sannin (伝説の三忍, Densetsu no Sannin, Literally meaning: Legendary Three Ninja) alongside Jiraiya and Tsunade due to their summoning technique.

Powers and abilities

He was talented in a range of techniques that included:

He came to develop a specific ability known as the Power of the White Snake (白蛇の力, Shirohebi no Chikara) which allowed him to heal and regenerate injuries after a short length of time.

Orochimaru was skilled in genetics and bio-engineering where he was able to produce a number of experiments that included manufacturing synthetic beings.

Orochimaru established his own hidden village named Otogakure (音隠れの里, Otogakure no Sato, Literally meaning: Village Hidden by Sound) that was to serve as a place to conduct his experiments.


  • Orochimaru was created by Masashi Kishimoto where he featured as an antagonist in Naruto.

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