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Great Toad Sage

(ガマ丸, Gamamaru)

  • Great Toad Sage (大ガマ仙人, Ōgama Sennin)
  • Great Honourable Geezer (大じじ様, Ōjiji-sama)[2]
  • Giant Grandpa Sage (デカじいちゃん仙人, Deka-jiichan Sennin)[3]
Debut
Manga Chapter #376
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #127
Movie Naruto 6: Road to Ninja
Appears in Anime, Manga and Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Species Toad
Classification
Affiliation
Jutsu

Gamamaru (ガマ丸), more commonly known as the Great Toad Sage (大ガマ仙人, Ōgama Sennin) is the oldest and most respected toad of all the inhabitants of Mount Myōboku. Because of his age, the other toads affectionately call him Great Honourable Geezer (大じじ様, Ōjiji-sama). He is famed for his highly accurate prophecies.

Background

When Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki was still alive, Gamamaru apparently gave him a prophecy, stating that a "mischievous blue-eyed boy" will unite the tailed beasts and change the world.[4]

The Great Toad Sage

Jiraiya meets with Gamamaru.

When Jiraiya was training at Mount Myōboku, the Toad Sage made a prophecy concerning him: Firstly, that he would go on to become both a talented ninja, and a pervert without equal. Jiraiya would walk across the world as a sage, "observing all creation, watching as nature takes its course," and in doing so he would also write a book. Jiraiya was also told that he would one day have a student with the power to save or destroy the world, and that it would be Jiraiya's actions that will determine which path this student takes.[5]

Personality

At his great age, Gamamaru seems to constantly smile and tends to have his eyes closed or squinting. He is portrayed and described as being senile, and sometimes out of touch with his present situation, so he does tend to forget things easily and quite quickly. However, when reminded, he is still able to remember things and can easily tell things very precisely. As a sage, he is also very wise, and is quick to stop Shima and Fukasaku from bickering and encourages harmony. It would seem that unlike most other toads, he actually has respect for Jiraiya, and has urged both Shima and Fukasaku to cooperate with him.[6]

Appearance

He is one of the largest inhabitants of Mount Myōboku easily equalling Bunta, Ken, and Hiro in size. He is brown in colour, with a white belly, is very wrinkled and has taken to squinting. He wears a professor's hat with tassels and an orb on top of it. He also wears a necklace with the toad's village symbol for "oil" (油, abura) on it. The place where he called Jiraiya and Naruto to receive their prophecy is lined with what appears to be giant scrolls and he sits in a shallow pool of water which has the kanji for "sage" (仙人, sennin) inscribed on it.

Abilities

Being the oldest toad sage of Mount Myōboku, he is very wise and has immense knowledge about senjutsu. He can also observe anyone he wants over a great distance as long as he knows the person's chakra pattern using his crystal ball. The Great Toad Sage also possesses the ability to see into the future, but to a limited extent, evident by him predicting that Jiraiya would take on a student who would be known as either the Saviour or the Destroyer of the World. He had even bestowed a prophecy to the Sage of Six Paths himself, which even to the present day, the God of Shinobi still has faith in. Whether this ability is due to his status as a Sage is unknown.

Part II

Invasion of Pain Arc

Gamabunta and Great toad

Gamabunta and Gamamaru watching the rest of the battle.

Using the Telescope Technique, the Toad Sage watched the meeting between Nagato and Naruto. Jiraiya had originally believed that Nagato was the boy mentioned in the prophecy, but shortly before his death came to believe that Naruto was what the prophecy referred to. When he saw Naruto convince Nagato to sacrifice himself for the citizens of Konoha, the Toad Sage told Gamabunta that both he and Jiraiya were wrong: the prophecy was about Naruto and Nagato. He wonders if The Tale of the Utterly Gutsy Shinobi really was the key to changing the world.

Confining the Jinchūriki Arc

The Great Toad's Prediction

Naruto meets with Gamamaru.

When Gerotora asked the Toad Sage if he should give Naruto the key to the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's seal, the Toad Sage had Naruto brought before him so that he could make a prediction. He had foreseen that Naruto would meet a "creature with octopus tentacles" and would battle a "young man with powerful eyes". He also saw that Naruto would be given the key, so he instructed Gerotora to go ahead and give it to him.[7]

Movies

Naruto 6: Road to Ninja

Gamamaru appears briefly, when a prophecy about the Masked Man's defeat is made.

Trivia

  • Gamamaru wears a necklace with the kanji character 油 (Abura; Literally meaning "oil") on it. It is frequently used in reference to toads in Naruto.

Quotes

  • (To Fukasaku and Shima) "No fighting, children. A husband and wife should be nice to each other."[2]
  • (To Gamabunta) "It's over… As it was foretold… but I never thought Jiraiya's two pupils together would be the "Child of the Prophecy", the ones to lead a revolution in the ninja world… Maybe this was all meant to be from the time Jiraiya decided not to give up… That book really was the key to changing the world."[8]

References

  1. Third Databook, page 51
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 376, page 11
  3. Naruto chapter 489, page 12
  4. Naruto chapter 671, pages 12-14
  5. Naruto chapter 376, pages 10-15
  6. Naruto chapter 379, page 7
  7. Naruto chapter 489, pages 13-14
  8. Naruto chapter 449, pages 5-6

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