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With Sasuke's arrival, Gaara was excited in fighting and killing his foe with this nearly overwhelming him to the point that he wanted to kill others that opposed him. Two ninja were sent by noblemen attending the match to convince Gaara to lose in order so that their lord would win a bet he placed on the winner of the fight. Gaara ended up killing the two with this being witnessed by Naruto and Shikamaru who were spared by the sand ninja who was more keen to fight Sasuke Uchiha. With the match commencing, Gaara's defence protected him from attack but came to be surprised at his foe's speed that matched that of Rock Lee. This came to bypass Gaara's defences and allowed Sasuke to lend the first blow against his opponent with the Uchiha having been warned of the sand ninja's techniques. Gaara then encased himself in a sphere of sand that responded to attacks around him whilst he called a sand eye to observe outside his body as he called a ritual to fully transform into the Tailed-Beast form. This was interrupted when Sasuke used his new technique that was the chidori that pierced the shield and wounded Gaara whose chakra reserves were low and was shocked at the sight of his own blood. It was then that the sand ninja launched their operation where they commenced their attack on the hidden leaf village.
 
With Sasuke's arrival, Gaara was excited in fighting and killing his foe with this nearly overwhelming him to the point that he wanted to kill others that opposed him. Two ninja were sent by noblemen attending the match to convince Gaara to lose in order so that their lord would win a bet he placed on the winner of the fight. Gaara ended up killing the two with this being witnessed by Naruto and Shikamaru who were spared by the sand ninja who was more keen to fight Sasuke Uchiha. With the match commencing, Gaara's defence protected him from attack but came to be surprised at his foe's speed that matched that of Rock Lee. This came to bypass Gaara's defences and allowed Sasuke to lend the first blow against his opponent with the Uchiha having been warned of the sand ninja's techniques. Gaara then encased himself in a sphere of sand that responded to attacks around him whilst he called a sand eye to observe outside his body as he called a ritual to fully transform into the Tailed-Beast form. This was interrupted when Sasuke used his new technique that was the chidori that pierced the shield and wounded Gaara whose chakra reserves were low and was shocked at the sight of his own blood. It was then that the sand ninja launched their operation where they commenced their attack on the hidden leaf village.
  
Regaining consciousness, he saw that Temari was carrying him to safety where he told her to put him down. She attempted to convince him to continue running so that they could enact their village's plan but Gaara was overwhelmed with bloodlust. He knocked her to the side as he intended to battle Sasuke and fell in the grips of his transformation as the Tailed-Beast within him manifested over his body. It was then that he attacked in a blind rage as he wanted to kill the Uchiha ninja.  
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Regaining consciousness, he saw that Temari was carrying him to safety where he told her to put him down. She attempted to convince him to continue running so that they could enact their village's plan but Gaara was overwhelmed with bloodlust. He knocked her to the side as he intended to battle Sasuke and fell in the grips of his transformation as the Tailed-Beast within him manifested over his body. It was then that he attacked in a blind rage as he wanted to kill the Uchiha ninja. Though Sasuke's chidori technique hurt Gaara, he was unable to fell his opponent who became more covered by the sand that completed his transformation. Eventually, Sasuke's chakra was depleted where he was left powerless allowing for Gaara to kill him but Uchiha was saved when Naruto Uzumaki arrived at the scene. The angry Gaara was single-minded in killing Sasuke who was being protected by [[Sakura Haruno]] with the sand ninja encasing her in sand and leaving her trapped at a tree. This was to force Naruto to engage him in a fight as the sand around Sakura was constricting and threatening to crush her to death. To save her, Naruto used the Shadow Clone jutsu which was initially defeated but a second attempt by Uzumaki allowed him to sneak a paper bomb by Gaara's transformed states tail that left the sand body badly damaged. In anger, he decided to unleash his full power and succumbed to the transformation into a giant Tailed-Beast with Naruto managing to summon a giant toad in response. Gaara then placed himself into a trance to put himself into a sleep-like state so that the sand demon Shukaku could be unleashed in his full power against all his enemies.
  
 
===Next Generations===
 
===Next Generations===
 
In the years that followed, Gaara maintained a close friendship with Naruto and even came to know his children namely [[Boruto Uzumaki]] and Himawari Uzumaki who viewed him as an uncle. Around this time, he encountered a young boy named '''Shinki''' (シンキ, Shinki) who struggled to control his powers and he came to attack Gaara. Gaara sensing a kinship with the boy decided to show him kindness and hugged the boy despite being impaled by his power. This act calmed Shinki who accepted the kindness of Gaara who offered to teach the boy to control his power. Afterwards, Shinki was adopted by Gaara and was considered his son where he underwent training under his father.
 
In the years that followed, Gaara maintained a close friendship with Naruto and even came to know his children namely [[Boruto Uzumaki]] and Himawari Uzumaki who viewed him as an uncle. Around this time, he encountered a young boy named '''Shinki''' (シンキ, Shinki) who struggled to control his powers and he came to attack Gaara. Gaara sensing a kinship with the boy decided to show him kindness and hugged the boy despite being impaled by his power. This act calmed Shinki who accepted the kindness of Gaara who offered to teach the boy to control his power. Afterwards, Shinki was adopted by Gaara and was considered his son where he underwent training under his father.
  
He later attended the five Kage summit at Konokagure with this being a closed session to meet with the Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki. During this meeting, Naruto revealed his and Sasuke's findings into a hidden threat in the world following their battle with Kaguya. They determined that Kaguya had actually created the White Zetsu army long before the emergence of shinobi in the world to fight a great threat in the future. Thus, they believed this foe was heading to their world and could arrive at any moment. This led to some debate among the kage as some felt that the new generation lacked their fighting instinct to defeat such a dangerous foe. However, Gaara and Naruto believed that the new generation would come to stand on their own two feet given time and would be able to aid them in battling this new enemy.  
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He later attended the five Kage summit at Konokagure with this being a closed session to meet with the Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki. During this meeting, Naruto revealed his and Sasuke's findings into a hidden threat in the world following their battle with Kaguya. They determined that Kaguya had actually created the White Zetsu army long before the emergence of shinobi in the world to fight a great threat in the future. Thus, they believed this foe was heading to their world and could arrive at any moment. This led to some debate among the kage as some felt that the new generation lacked their fighting instinct to defeat such a dangerous foe. However, Gaara and Naruto believed that the new generation would come to stand on their own two feet given time and would be able to aid them in battling this new enemy. Afterwards, he watched as his son Shinki and two other young shinobi were going under the supervision of Kankuro as they made their way to Konohagakure to take part in the Chunin Exam. Shukaku then contacted Gaara telepathically to inform him that he had lost contact with the Eight-Tails and that something had defeated his Tailed-Beast kin with Kazekage taking note of this warning.
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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In appearance, Gaara was a male human with fair skin, green eyes, along with short auburn hair that was spiky during his childhood but by the time he was an adult he had combed it over and parted to the right. When he was young, people had a tendency of underestimating him due to his small size. He came to be known as '''Gaara of the Sand''' (砂の我愛羅, Suna no Gaara). When he became the leader of his village, he held the title of the '''Fifth Kazekage''' (五代目風影, Godaime Kazekage). During this time, he came to be known by the epithet of the '''Prince of the Sand Waterfall Gourd''' (砂瀑の瓢箪王子, Sabaku no Hyōtan Ōji, English: Prince of the Sand Gourd).
 
In appearance, Gaara was a male human with fair skin, green eyes, along with short auburn hair that was spiky during his childhood but by the time he was an adult he had combed it over and parted to the right. When he was young, people had a tendency of underestimating him due to his small size. He came to be known as '''Gaara of the Sand''' (砂の我愛羅, Suna no Gaara). When he became the leader of his village, he held the title of the '''Fifth Kazekage''' (五代目風影, Godaime Kazekage). During this time, he came to be known by the epithet of the '''Prince of the Sand Waterfall Gourd''' (砂瀑の瓢箪王子, Sabaku no Hyōtan Ōji, English: Prince of the Sand Gourd).
  
As a child, he once spoke to Shukaku with the One-Tail threatening to take over Gaara's body if he ever fell asleep and use it to kill everyone around him. This deeply affected him to the point that he refused to sleep when he was the jinchūriki.
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As a child, he once spoke to Shukaku with the One-Tail threatening to take over Gaara's body if he ever fell asleep and use it to kill everyone around him. This deeply affected him to the point that he refused to sleep when he was the jinchūriki. It was said that his eyes were shown as someone who had been sleep deprived and as a result had become mentally unbalanced.
  
 
When he was younger, he demonstrated a ruthless streak and had no issues threatening to kill his own allies to keep them in line. His bonding to the sand demon along with the cruel way he was raised coloured his perception of the world. His birth was arranged for him to be a weapon for the sand village but in time they grew to fear him as a monster. He then came to struggle to find a purpose in life after being rejected by everyone around him. Gaara eventually concluded that the only path available to him was through killing others which was the only thing that gave him satisfaction. Thus, this became his reason for living and resolved to not die so long as there were people to kill. In the Forest of Death, he relished the chance at killing a trio of ninjas for disrespecting him and even wanted to kill more as he was not satisfied at that moment. He was noted to had suffered from a bloodlust and desire to kill people in a fight with this being tied to the Tailed-Beast within him. The desire for killing was noted to awaken the Tailed-Beast who wanted to slaughter anyone around him. In this time, Gaara was said to not understand the concept of someone being precious and important to another. He had no issue attempting to murder the recuperating Rock Lee and threatened to kill anyone that stood in his way.  
 
When he was younger, he demonstrated a ruthless streak and had no issues threatening to kill his own allies to keep them in line. His bonding to the sand demon along with the cruel way he was raised coloured his perception of the world. His birth was arranged for him to be a weapon for the sand village but in time they grew to fear him as a monster. He then came to struggle to find a purpose in life after being rejected by everyone around him. Gaara eventually concluded that the only path available to him was through killing others which was the only thing that gave him satisfaction. Thus, this became his reason for living and resolved to not die so long as there were people to kill. In the Forest of Death, he relished the chance at killing a trio of ninjas for disrespecting him and even wanted to kill more as he was not satisfied at that moment. He was noted to had suffered from a bloodlust and desire to kill people in a fight with this being tied to the Tailed-Beast within him. The desire for killing was noted to awaken the Tailed-Beast who wanted to slaughter anyone around him. In this time, Gaara was said to not understand the concept of someone being precious and important to another. He had no issue attempting to murder the recuperating Rock Lee and threatened to kill anyone that stood in his way.  
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*'''Sand Waterfall Funeral''' (砂瀑送葬­, Sabaku Sōsō) : a technique linked to the Sand Binding Coffin where after Gaara encased a person in sand then he could cause it contract by clenching his fist. This caused it to press on the target from all directions until they were pulverised and kill in the process with their remains being left in the sand which burst out and rained on the battlefield with the blood being absorbed by the sand itself. Gaara could control the strength of the technique either making the person's death slow and painful or quick and instantaneous.
 
*'''Sand Waterfall Funeral''' (砂瀑送葬­, Sabaku Sōsō) : a technique linked to the Sand Binding Coffin where after Gaara encased a person in sand then he could cause it contract by clenching his fist. This caused it to press on the target from all directions until they were pulverised and kill in the process with their remains being left in the sand which burst out and rained on the battlefield with the blood being absorbed by the sand itself. Gaara could control the strength of the technique either making the person's death slow and painful or quick and instantaneous.
 
*'''Sand Shuriken''' (砂手裏剣­, Suna Shuriken) : in his Tailed-Beast Mode, his body formed a sand based exterior with which Gaara could form shurikens of hard sand that he could throw at enemies.
 
*'''Sand Shuriken''' (砂手裏剣­, Suna Shuriken) : in his Tailed-Beast Mode, his body formed a sand based exterior with which Gaara could form shurikens of hard sand that he could throw at enemies.
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*'''Wind Release: Infinite Sand Cloud — Great Breakthrough''' (風遁・無限砂塵 大突破­, Fūton: Mugen Sajin — Daitoppa) : another technique accomplished in his Tailed-Beast Mode where his sand covered body manifested numerous mouths that drew in air and then exhaled into a great blast of air mixed with sand that dealt damage to enemies within range of the attack.
  
 
On his back, he carried a large gourd that contained the sands that he manipulated for use in battle. During his younger years, those with refined senses could smell the scent of blood in the sand.
 
On his back, he carried a large gourd that contained the sands that he manipulated for use in battle. During his younger years, those with refined senses could smell the scent of blood in the sand.

Revision as of 08:36, 31 July 2020

Gaara is a male anime and manga character who features in Naruto.

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Biography

Origin

Gaara (我愛羅) was a male human born as the son of Rasa and Karura of the Kazekage Clan in the Ninja World. When in his mother's womb, his father who was the Fourth Kazekage of the Hidden Sand Village of Sunagakure was responsible for sealing the One Tail Shukaku inside of him. This was done with the hope of making him into a powerful protector of the Sand Village. Gaara's premature birth was responsible for killing his mother whereupon he was trained and nurtured by his father to be a living weapon. This led to him suffering from a miserable childhood where the isolation because of Shukaku causing Gaara to subconsciously harm others with his sand and becoming feared by his older siblings Kankuro and Temari. In these early years, he was raised in complete isolation with his father teaching him ninjutsu whilst his maternal uncle Yashamaru cared for him. Though he had free roaming of the village, he was feared due to his status as a jinchūriki causing almost everyone to shun him despite his attempts at being kind to them. On one occasion, he returned some fellow children their ball but this led to them running from the sight of Gaara. Despite his attempts at assuring them, his powers sometimes inadvertently caused harm to others with the sand sometimes even attempting to kill them which further the feeling of isolation. Thus, he came to be feared as a monster by everyone in his village and was rejected as a result. Gaara struggled in understanding the pain he could cause others as the sands protected him from any injury even those that were self-inflicted but his uncle Yashamaru told him of pain when he was 6 years old. It was then that Gaara believed that he knew pain as this was the terrible agony he felt in his heart.

Naruto

The Sand Siblings were then gathered together under Baki where they were to take part in the Chūnin Exams at Konohagakure though secretly their mission was to take part in an attack on the village hidden in the leaves. Upon arriving, his kin ended up in a fight with the genin of Team 7 with Kankurō looking to escalate the fight. However, Gaara came to threaten him thus forcing him to stand down and leave the Hidden Leaf ninja alone. This saw his first contact with Sasuke Uchiha with Gaara asking the Hidden Leaf ninja his name and apologising for the disturbance caused by his comrades. He participated then in the written part of the exam that was actually a test of the students ability to cheat without getting caught by the sentinels watching them where Gaara was able to use his Third Eye to steal the answers he needed for his paper. Afterwards, he took part in the second stage of the exam that involved the Forty-Fourth Training Ground (第44演習場, Daiyonjūyon Enshūjō, English TV: Training Ground 44) where teams were given a scroll and had to find its counterpart among the other competing teams. They later encountered Team Shigure whose lack of respect was seen as a challenge to Gaara who decided to battle them. Despite their deadly technique, they were unable to get past Gaara's Absolute Defence and he mercilessly killed all three of them. Recovering their scroll, they discovered they had the counterpart item and thus had completed their part in the test but Gaara wanted to kill more people within the Forest of Death. It was only the pleading of Temari that led to Gaara standing down and they returned back to the exam hall to hand in the scrolls with this being done in record time. Afterwards, he progressed to the next stage of the exam that involve one-on-one battles among the candidates where he watched both Temari and Kankurō defeat their opponents. It was then that he was paired off against Rock Lee where Gaara was confident in his abilities earning him an easy victory. However, Lee came to demonstrate unprecedented levels of speed with his taijutsu that was able to outpace Gaara's natural defence. As the fight continued, Gaara came to succumb more to his bloodthirsty nature and the Tailed-Beast within him began to awaken. It was then that Rock Lee revealed his hidden technique that was opening the inner chakra gates giving him unprecedented levels of physical strength which he attempted to overcome Gaara. However, the sands came to save Gaara at the last second and he used his sand burial technique against the weakened Lee that resulted in his arm and leg being badly wounded. He would have killed Lee had Might Guy not intervened in the fight with this act leading to Lee's disqualification from the exam. After passing this round, Gaara was then given a month's time before which he was to fight Sasuke Uchiha as part of the next round of the exam. During this time, he waited where in the night he was approached by Dosu Kinuta who had planned to kill the sand ninja in his sleep. However, Gaara was awake and seeing the sound ninja challenge him led to him unleashing his inner bloodlust where he easily killed his opponent. Despite orders to remain in his room, Gaara was overwhelmed with bloodlust and left in secret to go to the hospital in order to find as well as murder Rock Lee. Whilst there, he was stopped by Naruto Uzumaki and Shikamaru Nara who had come to see their comrade with a stand-off occurring as Gaara intended to kill all three of them. Before a fight could erupt, Might Guy arrived at the scene forcing Gaara to back away and instead focus on the next part of the exam.

He then left his room where he managed to track down Sasuke Uchiha who was being trained by his sensei Kakashi Hatake. Upon seeing their training, Gaara's desire to fight his foe even grew and he was excited at their coming match. He then went to the arena for the next match where he saw the Kazekage arriving to attend the upcoming fights with the first being Naruto against Neiji Hyuga.

With Sasuke's arrival, Gaara was excited in fighting and killing his foe with this nearly overwhelming him to the point that he wanted to kill others that opposed him. Two ninja were sent by noblemen attending the match to convince Gaara to lose in order so that their lord would win a bet he placed on the winner of the fight. Gaara ended up killing the two with this being witnessed by Naruto and Shikamaru who were spared by the sand ninja who was more keen to fight Sasuke Uchiha. With the match commencing, Gaara's defence protected him from attack but came to be surprised at his foe's speed that matched that of Rock Lee. This came to bypass Gaara's defences and allowed Sasuke to lend the first blow against his opponent with the Uchiha having been warned of the sand ninja's techniques. Gaara then encased himself in a sphere of sand that responded to attacks around him whilst he called a sand eye to observe outside his body as he called a ritual to fully transform into the Tailed-Beast form. This was interrupted when Sasuke used his new technique that was the chidori that pierced the shield and wounded Gaara whose chakra reserves were low and was shocked at the sight of his own blood. It was then that the sand ninja launched their operation where they commenced their attack on the hidden leaf village.

Regaining consciousness, he saw that Temari was carrying him to safety where he told her to put him down. She attempted to convince him to continue running so that they could enact their village's plan but Gaara was overwhelmed with bloodlust. He knocked her to the side as he intended to battle Sasuke and fell in the grips of his transformation as the Tailed-Beast within him manifested over his body. It was then that he attacked in a blind rage as he wanted to kill the Uchiha ninja. Though Sasuke's chidori technique hurt Gaara, he was unable to fell his opponent who became more covered by the sand that completed his transformation. Eventually, Sasuke's chakra was depleted where he was left powerless allowing for Gaara to kill him but Uchiha was saved when Naruto Uzumaki arrived at the scene. The angry Gaara was single-minded in killing Sasuke who was being protected by Sakura Haruno with the sand ninja encasing her in sand and leaving her trapped at a tree. This was to force Naruto to engage him in a fight as the sand around Sakura was constricting and threatening to crush her to death. To save her, Naruto used the Shadow Clone jutsu which was initially defeated but a second attempt by Uzumaki allowed him to sneak a paper bomb by Gaara's transformed states tail that left the sand body badly damaged. In anger, he decided to unleash his full power and succumbed to the transformation into a giant Tailed-Beast with Naruto managing to summon a giant toad in response. Gaara then placed himself into a trance to put himself into a sleep-like state so that the sand demon Shukaku could be unleashed in his full power against all his enemies.

Next Generations

In the years that followed, Gaara maintained a close friendship with Naruto and even came to know his children namely Boruto Uzumaki and Himawari Uzumaki who viewed him as an uncle. Around this time, he encountered a young boy named Shinki (シンキ, Shinki) who struggled to control his powers and he came to attack Gaara. Gaara sensing a kinship with the boy decided to show him kindness and hugged the boy despite being impaled by his power. This act calmed Shinki who accepted the kindness of Gaara who offered to teach the boy to control his power. Afterwards, Shinki was adopted by Gaara and was considered his son where he underwent training under his father.

He later attended the five Kage summit at Konokagure with this being a closed session to meet with the Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki. During this meeting, Naruto revealed his and Sasuke's findings into a hidden threat in the world following their battle with Kaguya. They determined that Kaguya had actually created the White Zetsu army long before the emergence of shinobi in the world to fight a great threat in the future. Thus, they believed this foe was heading to their world and could arrive at any moment. This led to some debate among the kage as some felt that the new generation lacked their fighting instinct to defeat such a dangerous foe. However, Gaara and Naruto believed that the new generation would come to stand on their own two feet given time and would be able to aid them in battling this new enemy. Afterwards, he watched as his son Shinki and two other young shinobi were going under the supervision of Kankuro as they made their way to Konohagakure to take part in the Chunin Exam. Shukaku then contacted Gaara telepathically to inform him that he had lost contact with the Eight-Tails and that something had defeated his Tailed-Beast kin with Kazekage taking note of this warning.

Overview

Personality and attributes

In appearance, Gaara was a male human with fair skin, green eyes, along with short auburn hair that was spiky during his childhood but by the time he was an adult he had combed it over and parted to the right. When he was young, people had a tendency of underestimating him due to his small size. He came to be known as Gaara of the Sand (砂の我愛羅, Suna no Gaara). When he became the leader of his village, he held the title of the Fifth Kazekage (五代目風影, Godaime Kazekage). During this time, he came to be known by the epithet of the Prince of the Sand Waterfall Gourd (砂瀑の瓢箪王子, Sabaku no Hyōtan Ōji, English: Prince of the Sand Gourd).

As a child, he once spoke to Shukaku with the One-Tail threatening to take over Gaara's body if he ever fell asleep and use it to kill everyone around him. This deeply affected him to the point that he refused to sleep when he was the jinchūriki. It was said that his eyes were shown as someone who had been sleep deprived and as a result had become mentally unbalanced.

When he was younger, he demonstrated a ruthless streak and had no issues threatening to kill his own allies to keep them in line. His bonding to the sand demon along with the cruel way he was raised coloured his perception of the world. His birth was arranged for him to be a weapon for the sand village but in time they grew to fear him as a monster. He then came to struggle to find a purpose in life after being rejected by everyone around him. Gaara eventually concluded that the only path available to him was through killing others which was the only thing that gave him satisfaction. Thus, this became his reason for living and resolved to not die so long as there were people to kill. In the Forest of Death, he relished the chance at killing a trio of ninjas for disrespecting him and even wanted to kill more as he was not satisfied at that moment. He was noted to had suffered from a bloodlust and desire to kill people in a fight with this being tied to the Tailed-Beast within him. The desire for killing was noted to awaken the Tailed-Beast who wanted to slaughter anyone around him. In this time, Gaara was said to not understand the concept of someone being precious and important to another. He had no issue attempting to murder the recuperating Rock Lee and threatened to kill anyone that stood in his way.

Upon meeting Sasuke Uchiha, Gaara noted his talent and decided to keep an eye on him. It was over time that he came to notice his eyes as those of a person determined to get power no matter the cost. The sand ninja then determined that the two were similar but that Gaara gained a purpose by killing others. As such, he felt a need to kill Sasuke in order to prove his own worth of living and saw the Uchiha as his prey.

When he first met Naruto Uzumaki, Gaara dismissed him as being unimportant to the point that he did not care to know his name. Upon learning more about Gaara, Naruto felt that the pair shared many similarities though had chosen opposite paths in life during their youth.

It was said that by the time he was 6 years old that he was given everything he had desired with him believing that his father often pampered him as a result. As a young boy, he was often lonely as he was avoided by everyone else in his village. This combined with his inability to harm himself due to his protective sands meant that he never understood the concept of pain until years later. That changed afterwards when his father was responsible for numerous assassination attempts on his life. This taught him to trust no one and that the only person he could rely on was himself. Thus, he did not fight for others in his youth but rather only for himself.

Gaara believed he was responsible for the death of his mother.

He had an older sister in Temari and an older brother in Kankuro both of whom were terrified of Gaara in his youth. This was because he said that he cared little for family and even wanted to kill them.

In his adulthood, he came to adopt a child in the troubled Shinki (シンキ, Shinki) after seeing the boy going through similar troubles as himself.

Powers and abilities

Since infancy, he was trained to become the ultimate weapon that led to him becoming exceptionally strong even from childhood.

From a young age, he was shown as being highly talented where as a genin he showed skills normally associated with a jonin. This was shown in his participation in the Forest of Death where he managed to not only complete his assignment in record time but he did so without a single scratch on his body with this being a feat that not even the more higher ranking ninja instructors were able to accomplish.

Gaara had the ability to manipulate sand through his chakra and shape it to achieve a variety of feats with it being said to be technique only known to him. He had an subconscious control of the sand that moved to protect him from attack with him not even having to think about it. This created what was known as his ultimate defence as the sand moved to protect him from any attack. Such was his power that he was noted to be able to overcome Shikamaru Nara's shadow possession jutsu after a brief period of tim.

Among the techniques known to him included:

  • Third Eye (第三の眼­, Daisan no Me) : Gaara was able to craft a floating eye from the sand which hovered in the air and was connected to his optic nerve using chakra. This allowed him to see whatever was within the field of the Eye of Sand which he could use as a surveillance method without being noticed by his foes.
  • Shield of Sand (砂の盾­, Suna no Tate) : an Absolute Shield technique whereby the sand moved to automatically protect Gaara from harm. It change into a variety of shapes in order to protect Gaara such as a sand shell around him to protect him from harm.
  • Armour of Sand (砂の鎧­, Suna no Yoroi) : the second layer of the Absolute Shield technique that protected him in case his Shield of Sand failed. This coated his entire body in a layer of sand akin to armour where it defended him from any attack that bypassed the first layer. Its use required a great deal of chakra and unlike the Shield of Sand it did not activate automatically with Gaara instead having to apply it. The Armour of Sand was not as resilient as the Shield though it protected him and any place it simply saw the section crumble away. Though a defensive armour, it also weighed him down and slowed his movements but in conjunction with the Shield of Sand it made him nearly invulnerable to harm.
  • Sand Binding Coffin (砂縛柩­, Sabaku Kyū) : a technique whereby Gaara used sand to immobilise his targets and captured them where its malleable nature meant that his victims methods of defence or escape were rendered ineffective upon being trapped in it. At that point, Gaara had the choice of either releasing his foes, letting them suffocate in the sand or execute them via his Sand Waterfall Funeral technique.
  • Sand Waterfall Funeral (砂瀑送葬­, Sabaku Sōsō) : a technique linked to the Sand Binding Coffin where after Gaara encased a person in sand then he could cause it contract by clenching his fist. This caused it to press on the target from all directions until they were pulverised and kill in the process with their remains being left in the sand which burst out and rained on the battlefield with the blood being absorbed by the sand itself. Gaara could control the strength of the technique either making the person's death slow and painful or quick and instantaneous.
  • Sand Shuriken (砂手裏剣­, Suna Shuriken) : in his Tailed-Beast Mode, his body formed a sand based exterior with which Gaara could form shurikens of hard sand that he could throw at enemies.
  • Wind Release: Infinite Sand Cloud — Great Breakthrough (風遁・無限砂塵 大突破­, Fūton: Mugen Sajin — Daitoppa) : another technique accomplished in his Tailed-Beast Mode where his sand covered body manifested numerous mouths that drew in air and then exhaled into a great blast of air mixed with sand that dealt damage to enemies within range of the attack.

On his back, he carried a large gourd that contained the sands that he manipulated for use in battle. During his younger years, those with refined senses could smell the scent of blood in the sand.

It was noted that Gaara had large reserves of strong chakra. He was one of the Jinchūriki (人柱力, Literally meaning: Power of Human Sacrifice) who were humans that were tailed beasts sealed within them. Gaara came to be the host of Shukaku (守鶴, Shukaku) allowing him to manipulate sand. As a host to Shukaku, Gaara was able to manipulate sand and carried a supply of sand within a gourd that he carried on his back. This sand was infused with his own chakra allowing him to manipulate it quickly and in precise manners. When needed, he could draw on more sand from his surroundings or use his sand to break down minerals in the ground to create more of the material. However, drawing on external sources of sand required more chakra to control it. This power was tied to being jinchūriki but it remained in effect even after Shukaku was removed from his body.

Initially, the adversarial relationship he had with Shukaku meant that the two were always competing for control of his body. In times of bloodlust, Gaara sometimes fell to the Tailed-Beast's influence who then manifested through his body as a monstrous hybrid form.

He came to be the Fifth Kazekage (五代目風影, Godaime Kazekage) and thus the leader of the village of Sunagakure.

Notes

  • Gaara was created by Masashi Kishimoto where he featured in the setting of Naruto.

In other media

Video games

  • In Jump Force, Gaara appeared as a playable character in the setting of the fighting video game where he was voiced by actor Akira Ishida.

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