|(初代水影, Shodai Mizukage)|
|Appears in||Manga only|
At the first meeting of the five Kage, the first was accompanied by a shinobi from his village. He sat alongside the others and told Hashirama Senju that if he acted so humbly as to bow to them — his equals — he would suspect an ulterior motive for having them gather in such a manner. He later expressed outrage when the First Kazekage made a demand that instead of receiving a tailed beast — as the sand priests of Sunagakure had already sealed away one — they requested 30% of whatever the other nations would pay for a tailed beast from Konoha, claiming the amount to be too high a demand. As infighting broke out and Hashirama made his plea to them to preserve the future of their children and unite, he looked on thoughtfully at the proceedings.
While much was not seen of his personality, he seemed to be cautious in nature while being a frank person, mincing no words with the First Kazekage when he showed no signs of lowering or abandoning his conditions for signing the treaty, and noting that if Sunagakure were to plan to attack them, the other nations could band together and destroy them. His cautious nature was also displayed with Hashirama when the latter was acting too humble over the five Kage meeting for his liking, going as far as suggesting that Hashirama had a hidden agenda for the meeting.
In his old age, the First had copious amounts of long, light-coloured hair. He also had a long moustache which blowed into his beard which covered almost the entirety of his face. He had a scar that ran down the left side of his face and across his left eye, in which he was seemingly blind. His teeth were sharp and triangular; a trait carried by generations of shinobi from Kirigakure. Attire-wise, he wore a simple, light-coloured, loose-fitting kimono over a pair of dark pants.