Post Author: Iruka
Friends are very important in life. We need them for support at times or for just hanging out. Some friends are better then others. Other friends are just cool to hang around with. In the Naruto world there are many characters that would be good friends or not. Lets take a look at Sasuke and Sai.
Sasuke is pretty cool to hang around with. He has that aura around him. In real life Sasuke would not be a good friend. He is selfish, arrogant and all he cares about is revenge. For Naruto, in my opinion Sasuke was a terrible friend. Sasuke was always arrogant towards Naruto. He thought that he was better then everyone. I will give Sasuke some credit. He was a good partner for Naruto. He became a rival for Naruto. Naruto wanted to show Sasuke he wasn’t weak so he worked hard to try and keep up with Sasuke. When Naruto finally started to show great improvements as a ninja, Sasuke became jealous. He no longer was the top dog any more. Sasuke also deserted his friends and colleagues to go to Orochimaru for power. What kind of friend deserts their team for their own personal goals. Sasuke even wanted and attempted to kill Naruto. As you see Sasuke was not a good friend to Naruto. Sasuke is arrogant, self centered, power hungry and is a jealous person.
Sasuke did have a troubled past. His family was murdered as well as the entire Uchiha clan. Being born as a younger son to a prodigy like Itachi didn’t help. It is hard to live in someone’s shadows. Also being an Uchiha carries a certain tole on a person. You have to live up to the clan standard and such. Many Konoha villagers had high standards for a member of the Uchiha clan. Still this is no excuse for the way Sasuke treated Naruto and team 7.
Now it is time to talk about Sai. When I first was introduced to Sai, I couldn’t stand the guy. Always running his mouth and such. His outfit to was terrible. Sai would say the wrong things to the wrong people. He seemed to care about himself and his mission to kill Sasuke. Sai even attacked Naruto. After some time with Naruto, Sai changed. The change was for the better. Sai wanted to learn about bonds. He even was willing to protect Naruto from Sasuke so he could have a bond. Sai became a friend for Naruto and fought for Naruto’s beliefs. That is what a friend is suppose to do. Still Sai at times seems awkward. He is socially retarded. Given time and help from Naruto, Sakura and the rest of the gang Sai will learn social skills. To me Sai is a good friend to have. Given time, Sai will learn to be cool.
Due to Sai’s upbringing, he became isolated. Through his training he learned to be unemotional. As a member of root, Sai was taught emotions and friendship are no good. Sai had to learn from a book how to interact with other people. This didn’t let Sai from learning what a bond/friendship is. Naruto showed him what a friend would do to help another person out. Once seeing this, Sai wanted friends. He will do anything to help Naruto out. That is a true friend.
I have shown you the readers two figures that Naruto claims to be friends with. Personally I think Sai is a better friend to Naruto. He maybe awkward to be around at times, but he would not turn his back to you. Sasuke is cooler then Sai, but he is selfish,arrogant and a whole lot of other things. You people choose who is a better friend.
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There is also another possible blockade or trap Itachi set up for Naruto. This goes along the same theme if Naruto was captured or near the same vicinity of Madara Uchiha. If we go back to Itachi’s battle with Sasuke, Itachi gave Sasuke the ability of MS. This MS power activated instantly when Sasuke was in contact with Madara. The amaterasu was ment to kill Madara and protect Sasuke. Itachi could of done the same thing with Naruto. Implant a powerful jutsu in Naruto that would only be activated if he ever came in contact with Madara.
SU has suggested that the gift to Naruto was something else. The gift was memories that were ment for Sasuke. When Naruto comes into contact with Sasuke, the gift to Naruto will appear and be sent to Sasuke. By that memories will appear to Sasuke and appeal to him. Sasuke will love again and cause Sasuke to understand that he must protect Konoha and what he loves. Knowledge of the MS true powers will be passed on along with its weakness. That weakness is of course that it might cause blindness and was that the MS was the cause of Itachi’s illness. Basically this theory is ment to assist Naruto and bring Sasuke back and help him find his way.
As we all know, Naruto lacks genjutsu. Itachi was a genius of genjutsu and had many at his disposal. Genjutsu requires what I believe is yin chakra. Naruto has a tremendous amount of yang chakra from the Kyuubi sealed within him. Because of this excess of yang chakra which leaks out from the Kyuubi, Naruto yin/yang chakra is not balanced out. Itachi knew this and gave Naruto yin chakra to try and balance out the yang chakra. Of course, it will never be balance out do to the vast amount of yin chakra inserted into Naruto’s system from the Kyuubi. But with the yang chakra, it will help Naruto out. With the addition of the yang chakra and some lesson’s, Naruto could cast genjutsu. Obviously, Itachi would implant instructions on how to cast genjutsus and leave him some of his own genjutsus.
Theses are some theories of what I think the gift that Itachi left for Naruto. There definitely some more out there and I know some of the theories that I mentioned are questionable. If any of you have any theories on what this gift is, please share it with us.
Post Author: Iruka
This leads to another question. How was Naruto raised? Who took care of him as a baby? Who paid his rent at his apartment and supplied him with food and clothing? Being as Konoha is a military village, I am sure there is a orphanage to take care of children who lost there parents due to war or fulfilling their mission. The thing is Naruto might not have been allowed in the orphanage due to the secrecy surrounding him, the Kyuubi and the past. The third Hokage I am sure would of made sure Naruto was taken care of as a baby but after that is a question mark. It takes money to feed him and clothe him. There might have been a trust fund set up for Naruto from his parents or the village could have given assistance to Naruto to live on. There is also another possibility, Jiraiya as we all know, was never around Konoha. He busy doing research. He could of snuck into Konoha periodically and checked up on Naruto and left money for him in secrecy. So many unanswered questions.
As an orphan, Naruto craved for attention. That is for sure. He would pull childish pranks on everyone. You can’t really blame him either. No one would recognize him as a human. With no recognition, he acted out to get some sort of attention even it was the wrong kind of attention. Deep down Naruto wanted friends and acceptance. He did not let his misfortune in life take over him. He kept up his cheerful, upbeat attitude. Eventually he gained friendship starting with his sensei, then his team mates. Finally he had everyone as a friend.
In Naruto’s case, he did not let being an orphan to ruin his life. He took what life gave him and turned it into a positive. This orphan survived. Now lets take a look at some other orphans and look how being an orphan affected them.
Sasuke as many of you know, became an orphan from his family being slaughtered by his brother Itachi. I won’t go into detail about Itachi’s actions or motives for the assassination of his clan. What I will focus on is how this affected Sasuke. Sasuke became down draught after his family was murdered. You can’t really blame him either. Through time Sasuke became obsessed with revenge. Instead of letting go of the anger and hatred, Sasuke let it brew inside of him. The thing is Sasuke had everything. Was popular with his peers and considered a prodigy. Even though he was considered the cool guy, Sasuke stayed to himself and let it known that he was superior to other people. This holds true to especially to Naruto. Sasuke ridiculed him on countless times on how pathetic he was. Sasuke did finally recognize Naruto and became friendly with him. Sasuke did not use this friendship as a positive and still was a bitter person. Revenge was constantly on his mind. This lead him to seek power and betray his friends and leave Konoha.
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Lastly there is the top floor. Typically, house didn’t have a story above the main floor. It was ceiling then the roof with rafters in the attic. Ninja houses used the attic as for many things. To spy on the outside or to escape being captured. The attic was like a maze. Lots of narrow walls and passageways. This was done of course to make it difficult to follow the ninja. In the ceiling, strings hang from the roof. This done to alert the ninja if they were being followed. Some of the maze was set up as an ambush . The intruder would crawl around the corner where the ninja was waiting ready to ambush. Many times if a ninja new a threat was coming he would go into the attic and hide while his family and wife greeted the person. This was done to prevent being captured. The top floor held many secrets.
As you see, ninja houses are nothing like a normal house. Hope u all enjoyed the lesson. Enjoy the funnies. Iruka out
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LH decided to test Ian’s skills. She called him to have a sparring match with her. Only NTG and I were allowed to watch the fight. LH thought she could walk all over Ian and took him too lightly. They squared off and both of them got it on. To LH’s surprise, Ian threw great combos together. LH realized her foolishness and decided to get serious. She started fighting back but it was to no avail. Ian could match her attacks blow by blow. Not wanting to lose face, LH looked at me and made a gesture. That gesture means only one thing. Quickly, I made her a bow staff using my kekkei genkai. I looked at Ian helplessly because only I knew of LH’s next move. I threw the bow to LH, she grabbed it and used a forbidden taijutsu move. She got behind Ian and poked him right in the ass with the staff. Ian jumped up in the air screaming in pain. When he landed, LH went over to Ian and started laughing. LH said “Sorry, Ian. It looks like your sensei forgot to teach you this technique – One Thousand Years of Death.” Ian looked at me, puzzled. Finally I said “Ian, I know the move but I will never teach you that one. A sensei never teaches all of his tricks.” Wanting to get back at LH for probing him, Ian went up to me and NTG and asked “Did LH ever had a crush on any guy?” I replied “I knew she had a crush on a guy named Orochimaru.” And I showed him Orochimaru’s picture. NTG squeaked out “She also had a crush on Maito Gai.” Likewise, she showed him Gai’s picture. Ian then said “Watch this.” He marched over to LH and said “I want to show you a new jutsu I just learned.” LH nodded and said “Let’s see it.”Ian quickly said “Sexy Jutsu: Orochimaru and Maito Guy.” Puff! A cloud of smoke appeared. Out of the smoke emerged Orochimaru and Maito Guy in revealing poses. The look on LH’s face was priceless. Blood was flowing out of her nose like there was no tomorrow. She was hooting and hollering. NTG and I were laughing our asses off at Ian’s prank. Finally, Ian released the jutsu and LH slowly regained her composure. The color of LH’s face was fire engine red. LH grumblingly admitted “I deserved that for the ass poke but you better not say a word to anyone about this. If you do, I WILL KILL YOU! Ian, don’t use that jutsu ever again.” And we all went home.
One day, LH summoned me to her office. I opened the door and took a seat. LH said “Iruka, what are your plans for the future? Are you going to stick around in Konoha? Oh well, the question I am dying to ask is: When are you going to ask NTG to marry you? She loves you very much. I can also read you like a book so I know you love her, too.” I replied “Err.. umm.. well ok fine. I want to ask NTG for her hand in marriage but I haven’t got the nerve.” LH bellowed “Just take her out to a nice restaurant and when you’re about to leave, get on your knees and propose to her, you idiot.” With those great words of encouragement, I set out to find NTG. I followed LH’s advice to the tee. After I proposed, I slid the ring on her finger and kissed NTG. She was grinning from ear to ear. She quickly ran home to show off her ring to LH. After LH saw the ring, she and NTG hugged each other and giggled like two schoolgirls.
Three months later, NTG and I got married. NTG never looked so beautiful. She was the envy of all the girls in Konoha. LH met a guy named Kakashi at the wedding dance. Both of them enjoyed each other’s company. NTG and I were happy for LH. However, NTG and I talked about Kakashi in private. Neither of us trusted him. He was giving us bad vibes but we do not have the heart to tell LH about our suspicions.
About a year later, NTG gave birth to twins: a boy and a girl. We named the girl Hinata in honor of her aunt. NTG wanted our son to be named Iruka Jr. LH was named the godparent of the kids. She was the proudest aunt that day. She loved them so much and thought of them as her own children. She would take them to the park to walk or play with them. On one of these outings, she invited Kakashi to join her. It was a hot day and being only 16 months old, the kids were getting cranky. Wanting to get some juice for the kids, LH stopped at a confectionary. She quickly went inside while Kakashi watched the little ones. While paying for the juice, LH started to hear the twins crying. She bolted out the store and to her horror found Kakashi yelling at the kids. One of them accidentally threw up on him. LH tried to calm the kids down while Kakashi was still reaming out the kids. LH had enough. She stood up and slapped Kakashi right on the face. Kakashi with a surprised look on his face said “If you like these kids so much, why don’t you go save them” With that he pushed the kids onto the street. Both of them fell down and starting howling. The howling was so loud that Ian, NTG and I could hear it while we were training. NTG and I dashed towards the twins’ direction with Ian right behind us. LH scooped the kids up in one arm and walked over to Kakashi and punched him. Kakashi then directed his attack at the kids and started hitting them. LH did the only thing she could do. She put the kids on the ground and hunched over them. She was taking all the attacks. After a while, Kakashi realized what he just did. He apologized to LH but he was too late. There was fury in LH’s eyes. She started beating him up while yelling “You scum! How dare you throw these babies onto the street?! How dare you hit them??!!!Finally NTG, Ian and I arrived on the scene. NTG went to get the children while I pulled LH off of Kakashi. Someone from the crowd had whispered to NTG what really happened. Like a possessed beast she yelled “Ian, take the kids home. I gotta take out the trash.” Ian quickly grabbed the kids and left the scene. No sooner had I got LH calmed down, NTG came charging at Kakashi like an enraged bull. She started pounding on his face. I quickly pulled NTG and yelled “You’re going to pay for whatever you did, Kakashi. Woodstyle: Binding Branches.” Kakashi was stuck in place by the branches. LH, NTG and I left for home. On the way, LH was apologizing profusely and tears were flowing in her face. When we arrived home, Ian was playing with the kids. He knew better and decided to save the questions for later. Seeing that the kids were fine, LH’s felt relieved. I went back to Kakashi and released him from the branches. I then dragged his sorry ass back to the house. When LH saw him she yelled “We are through. Don’t you ever set foot in Konoha again. Brother, take this piece of shit and escort him out of here.” Kakashi was forever banned from Konoha.
Periodically LH had to send me to S-class missions. She felt no one but me would be able to succeed in those missions. NTG did not like the fact that I was always given the most difficult assignments but she also knew I was the only who can complete them. LH always told me to come home in one piece. When it was time for me to leave, NTG and the kids would walk me to the gate where we say our goodbyes .One time the mission didn’t go as planned. I was ambushed. Greatly outnumbered, I fought tooth and nail with the thoughts of LH, NTG and the kids in my head. I could not die or come home barely alive. And so I fought valiantly. With no more threats I returned back to Konoha and report to LH about the mission. I walked into her office and debriefed LH about the mission. While this was going on, LH noticed a little blood on my shirt. LH said “Brother, are you hurt? You are leaking a little.” I said “It’s just a little scratch I will be fine.” And I passed out from blood loss. LH quickly tore my shirt and saw a massive wound on my chest. She quickly rushed me to the hospital and stabilized my condition. NTG was later informed of my condition. NTG was furious. She marched towards LH’s office and said “I want a word with you! I am sick and tired of you assigning the most dangerous missions to my husband. You always tell him to go by himself and you know how he is. He will complete the mission, no matter what the cost.” LH responded “NTG, do you think I like sending my brother on S-ranked missions? I have no choice on this matter. But I promise you this: I will never send you or Iruka both on a mission at the same time. I don’t want my godchildren to be orphaned at an early age.” NTG yelled “Thank you!!!” and stormed out of the office.
The kids grew up fairly quickly. Iruka Jr. was like his mother and auntie. He had perfect chakra control and wanted to become a medic ninja. LH and NTG took him under their wing and trained him hard. I felt sorry for him. LH was a tough instructor. She would grind him hard. NTG was tough on him as well but knew when to ease up on him. My son became a medic ninja at age 14. Hinata inherited the Mokuton. She was like me in abilities and personality but looked like her mother. I took it upon myself to train her since Ian was already a jonin and gaining fame as a ninja. Through my help, Hinata mastered the kekkei genkai. Eventually it was time for her to get a summon. Growlith insisted that his daughter, Growlandia will be a perfect partner for Hinata. With time she learned to go into the WildOne state. Like me, she needed help leaving the WildOne state while using Mokuton. Both of my kids grew up to be renowned ninjas.
After a while, LH felt that it was time for Ian to take over as Hokage. He was the best ninja of his generation. So when the time was right, Ian was appointed Hokage. LH, NTG and I remained active ninjas but took quite different roles. Seeing how successful they were at training Iruka Jr., NTG and LH opened up a medic ninja training program. Each of them took only one student at a time. The students benefitted from the one-on-one instruction method. They learned fast. As for me, I became a taijutsu instructor. Before an academy student could graduate, they had to complete my course. I also kept my classes small, taking in only three students. Through our family’s efforts, Konoha’s military strength became second to none.
That’s it, folks. Enjoy!
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