|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #54|
Fudō (フドウ, Fudō) was a member of Furido's 4-Man Team.
Fudō was rather arrogant, and had great confidence in his abilities. During his first battle against Team Yamato, he ridiculed Fuen for not giving him the credit he deserved for the trap. Fudō, as a result of his arrogance, developed a habit of underestimating his opponents, thereby making way for smarter opponents to easily turn the tides of battle.
Fudō had short messy black hair and black triangular markings on each of his cheeks. Like Fuen, he wore a robe whose cloth had been adorned with striped patterns.
Fudō was mostly a close-range fighter, using his increased strength from his Rock Armour technique to deliver heavy blows or break through restraints, and due to the armour's properties, he was invulnerable to blunt force trauma. However, he can use the Earth Release nature transformation for other means as well, such as to move through rock, block against attacks with an earth wall, trap an opponent in an earth prison, launch earth spears, or make the ground spiral inwards to bury anyone in the area. He could also create a large earth canyon, which could be used as medium to cause a cave-in to crush opponents.
Twelve Guardian Ninja
As part of Furido's plan to destroy Konoha, Fudō, along with Fuen and Fūka, proceeded in stealing the corpses of Seito, Nauma, Kitane and Tōu. The four were part of the Twelve Guardian Ninja and were masters of the Limelight technique. Their revival was crucial in Furido's plan to destroy Konoha, for their technique had enough potential to decimate ninja villages within seconds. Team 7, however, on their mission to the Fire Temple, were quickly informed by Chiriku that his graves had been robbed. In turn, they ventured out into the landscape and began to chase down the robbers.
The grave robbers quickly caught onto their persecutors, which prompted them to imprison and separate them to later dive in and head for the kill. With haste, the four scattered out into the labyrinth of pillars and found themselves against a set opponent. In due time, Fudō faced Yamato, and displayed his mastery with Earth Release. His taijutsu and earth-natured attacks forced Yamato into the defensive. As the battle came to a close, Fudō managed to encapsulate the latter within an earth prison, however, little did he know that Yamato allowed this to happen, for he had only been analysing his attack patterns throughout the fight.
Later, during the attack on Konohagakure, Fudō ploughed through Konoha's defences and summoned hundreds of undead ninja to preoccupy the remaining Konohagakure shinobi. Fudō, after heading out into the village, once again found himself in battle against Yamato. As the skirmish progressed, Yamato, with the help of prior knowledge, realised that Fudō's armour was rather heavy. In turn, he drenched the area in water, which resulted in Fudō slowly sinking into the ground. Yamato then finished him by trapping and crushing him with the Wood Release: Tree Bind Flourishing Burial technique. Upon his death, Fudō's reanimation technique was cancelled, causing all zombies around the village to turn to dust.
- ↑ Naruto Shippūden: episode 59