|Demon Brothers (鬼兄弟, Oni Kyōdai)|
|Manga||Volume #2, Chapter #9|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #6|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
The Demon Brothers, Gōzu and Meizu, are two chūnin missing-nin introduced during the Land of Waves Arc. They were Kirigakure shinobi and assisted Zabuza Momochi in defecting from the village. They subsequently worked with Zabuza in assassinations to earn enough funds for a second attempt at the Mizukage's life. Zabuza sent them to kill Tazuna, but they are stopped by Team 7. Team 7 tied them both to a tree and left them to be arrested.
The brothers are a paragon of coordinated attacking. Their large metal gauntlets (Gōzu wears the gauntlet on his right hand while Meizu wears his on his left) house a retractable shuriken chain running between the two of them, which they can use to bind an enemy and then slice them to pieces. In the event that the shuriken chain is neutralised, they also have a release mechanism, to free them up for individual attacks. They use the sharp, poisoned claws on their gauntlets to shred their opponents.