|This is the article on the shinobi. For the antagonist of Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Inheritors of the Will of Fire, head to Hiruko. For other uses, see Hiruko (disambiguation).
Hiruko (ヒルコ, Hiruko) was once a great shinobi, but upon his death, he became Sasori's favourite (十八番, ohako) human puppet.
He was said to have been a great shinobi while alive. He was powerful enough that Sasori chose to make a human puppet out of him.
- "Hiruko" (蛭子) can be translated to "leech child".
- Hiruko is a Japanese fisherman god. It can also be translated into "Ebisu".
- In the manga, Hiruko was just a normal puppet, not a human one.
- His height given through a settei, is him when he's on all fours.
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 20
- ↑ Naruto chapter 265