|Anime||Naruto Episode #187|
The Criminal Brothers are a trio of brothers with special ninjutsu. They took over Land of Vegetables with the aid of disloyal and greedy courtiers. After their rise to power, they betrayed their allies and mercilessly killed them all. The three brothers were distrusting of each other, shown when Jiga kills Ruiga. Another example is when Renga states that he would have killed Jiga and Ruiga if the shinobi from Konohagakure hadn't already done so. Ruiga was killed by Jiga, who in turn has died due to his weakness being exploited by Hinata Hyūga. Renga was left at the mercy of his opponents, but Haruna seemed to be unable to go through with killing him in revenge, leaving Renga's fate unknown.
Each of the members of this team specialises in a particular technique:
- Renga is able to use an unnamed technique that creates ice in the form of durable disks that can be used as lenses, despite not holding its kekkei genkai.
- Jiga is able to magnetise his body and use magnetic abilities, despite not holding its kekkei genkai.
- Ruiga specialises in utilising dowsing methods to extract water from the ground, and manipulating the water through the air, as well as summoning various marine lifeforms into the airborne water.