The Head Ninja of Kumogakure

The Head Ninja of Kumogakure is a villain in the Naruto. He was sent to Konoha to sign peace treaty nine years prior to start of the show, but was killed by Hinata's father Lord Hiashi for attempting to kidnap Hinata to steal her Byakugan.

Background

In chapter 102 of Naruto manga, the head ninja was shown to hail from Land of Clouds who was in war with Konoha, but that was changed since he was wearing Kumogakure head protector.

At the day of ceremony of peace treaty Head ninja was walking and smiling sardonically with his subordinates. The only clan that was not at ceremony was Hyuga clan, because it was day the Hyuga heir Hinata turned three. One night, a stranger with mask sneak into Hyuga household, and took Hinata while she was asleep. 

But when he tried to sneak out, lord Hiashi Hyuga step in front of him and killed him with single blow. When Hiashi took the mask from the abductor's face, he saw the Head Cloud Ninja's face. It became clear that he came because of Byakugan, not the peace treaty. Kumogakure demanded Hiashi's corpse for killing their Head ninja, so Konoha agreed, but sent Hizashi, Hiashi's twin brother, in Hiashi's place.  

Personality

Databook describes this man as greatly self-confident, and someone who only listens to himself, that is confirmed by his act of kidnapping of a member of one of the most powerful clans.

Appearance

He was a tall, slim man with dark eyes with lines underneath them, black hair and beard, and a line between his mouth and jaw. During his parade on streets of Konoha, he had a sardonic expression on his face, that suggested he is up to something insidious. He wore the older-styled Kumo flak jacket which had thick shoulder pads. It seems that in past he was crippled, since his head was bandaged and a Kumogakure forehead protector covered his right eye, that suggested that he was crippled during some fight before current events. He wore a black suit of clothing and an obi around his waist.

Powers and Abilities

Being that he is the Head Ninja of Kumogakure, he is a highly skilled ninja. However, he is weaker than Hiashi Hyūga since Hiashi easily killed him with a single strike in the anime.

Trivia

  • In the First Databook he was called the "Head Ninja of the Land of Clouds" (雲の国の忍頭, Kumo no Kuni no Shinobigashira) but in the index for the Third Databook he was renamed to "Head Ninja of Kumogakure" (雲隠れの里の忍頭, Kumogakure no Sato no Shinobigashira).
  • It seems that Kumogakure shinobi who tried to kidnap Hinata is also different in style of clothing than normal Kumogakure shinobi.
  • Hiashi's defeat of Head ninja can be described by favorite sentence of Madara Uchiha "Armour-sleeved single hit" (鎧袖一触, Gaishū Isshoku), which refers to defeating someone with a single blow.

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