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{{translation|'''Karura'''|加流羅|Karura}} was a [[Sunagakure]] citizen and the wife of the [[Fourth Kazekage]].
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{{translation|'''Karura'''|加流羅|Karura}} was a [[Sunagakure]] citizen who married the [[Fourth Kazekage]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
[[File:Gaara and Karura.png|thumb|left|Karura and a premature Gaara.]]
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[[File:Gaara's birth.png|thumb|left|Karura and a premature Gaara.]]
Karura and her husband had three children: [[Temari]], [[Kankurō]] and [[Gaara]]. When she was pregnant with her youngest son, the [[One-Tailed Shukaku]] was sealed into the child. Gaara was born prematurely, and Karura died from the premature childbirth despite her husband's attempts to save her. Before she died, she asked to see her baby and declared her desire to protect him at all cost.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, pages 3-4, 17</ref>
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Married to the Fourth Kazekage, Karura bore [[Temari]] and [[Kankurō]] prior to being pregnant with their youngest child [[Gaara]]. Apparently against her husband's wishes, Karura was forced to allow the tailed beast [[Shukaku]] to be sealed within their unborn son.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 97, page 8</ref> However, this came at a very steep cost as Gaara's premature birth was also marked by her untimely death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 97, pages 8, 11</ref> Before her death, however, with her medical team unable to save her, and her heart rate falling rapidly, Karura requested to see her child. Seeing how small and feeble the young Gaara was, Karura declared her desire to protect him at all cost as she cradled him before passing away.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, pages 3-4, 17</ref>
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
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== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Karura had shoulder-length, sandy brown hair and a kind face. She wore a simple outfit along with a long, yellow scarf draped loosely around her neck.
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Karura had shoulder-length, sandy-brown hair which framed her kind-looking face, and indigo-coloured eyes. She wore a simple outfit along with a long, light yellow scarf draped loosely around her neck.
   
 
== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
[[File:Karura Shield of Sand.png|thumb|Gaara's shield of sand in Karura's image.]]
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[[File:Karura's will inside Gaara.png|thumb|Gaara's shield of sand in Karura's image.]]
According to [[Yashamaru]], her younger brother, it was against her wishes for her husband to have the [[Shukaku]] sealed within Gaara before he was born. During his birth, her life was used to power the sealing process. Before she died, it was said that she cursed Sunagakure, hoping that her son would avenge her death and the horror she had been put through. She supposedly named him after the phrase {{translation|"a self-loving carnage"|我を愛する修羅|Ware wo ai suru shura}} only her desire for revenge against the village, and had no love for her son. Due to [[Yashamaru]]'s words concerning the nature of his powers, Gaara became confused and came to view Shukaku as an extension of his mother, and the sand as a manifestation of her love. During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], however, this is proven to be a lie perpetrated by her husband and brother in order to test Gaara. It was revealed that she in fact loved Gaara and before dying swore to always protect him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547</ref> Because of this wish to protect her son, both her husband and brother stated that it is her will that moves the sand to protect Gaara and not the Shukaku.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 548, page 10</ref>
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Originally, due to maternal uncle [[Yashamaru]] reluctantly lying to his nephew on his brother in law's behalf to test him, Gaara was under the impression that Karura was sacrificed to ensure he became a jinchūriki and that her final words were of him to become the tool of her revenge on Sunagakure. She supposedly named him after the phrase {{translation|"a self-loving carnage"|我を愛する修羅|Ware wo ai suru shura}}. This caused Gaara to develop a warped ideology of love. But during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Gaara learned the truth of his father's deception and how Karura truly died.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547</ref> Because of her dying wish to protect her son, both the Fourth Kazekage and Yashamaru believe that her will now lives on in the sand that protects Gaara rather than being an manifestation of Shukaku's chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 548, page 10</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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* When written as 迦楼羅, "karura" is the Japanese name for [[Wikipedia:Garuda|Garuda]].
 
* When written as 迦楼羅, "karura" is the Japanese name for [[Wikipedia:Garuda|Garuda]].
 
* While Karura's blood type isn't given in her databook profile, it can be determined to be type B, due to her children and husband's blood types and [[Wikipedia:ABO blood group system#Inheritance|how it is inherited]].
 
* While Karura's blood type isn't given in her databook profile, it can be determined to be type B, due to her children and husband's blood types and [[Wikipedia:ABO blood group system#Inheritance|how it is inherited]].
* In chapters [[Things that Have Value!!|547]] and [[Naruto vs. Itachi!! (chapter)|548]], Karura's name is written as 加瑠羅 instead of 加流羅. Both 瑠 and 流 can be used to write the Japanese word for {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Lapis lazuli|lapis lazuli]]|瑠璃, 琉璃|ruri}}, a semi-precious stone with strong symbolic value in Buddhism. It is thought to have healing and strengthening properties and represents [[Wikipedia:Bhaisajyaguru|Bhaiṣajyaguru]], the Buddha of Medicine, known as {{translation|Yakushi-nyōrai|薬師如来}} in Japan.
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* In chapters [[Things that Have Value!!|547]] and [[Naruto vs. Itachi!!|548]], Karura's name is written as 加瑠羅 instead of 加流羅. Both 瑠 and 流 can be used to write the Japanese word for {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Lapis lazuli|lapis lazuli]]|瑠璃, 琉璃|ruri}}, a semi-precious stone with strong symbolic value in Buddhism. It is thought to have healing and strengthening properties and represents [[Wikipedia:Bhaisajyaguru|Bhaiṣajyaguru]], the Buddha of Medicine, known as {{translation|Yakushi-nyōrai|薬師如来}} in Japan.
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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Please note that this is the Narutopedia's article on the mother of the Sand Siblings. If you are looking for the article on the anime only technique then you should head to Fire Release Co-Operation Technique: Garuda. For other uses, see Garuda

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Karura

(加流羅, Karura)
Debut
Manga Chapter #547
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #297
Appears in Anime and Manga
Voice Actors
Japanese
Personal
Gender Gender Female Female
Status Deceased
Affiliation
Family

Karura (加流羅, Karura) was a Sunagakure citizen who married the Fourth Kazekage.

Background Edit

Gaara's birth
Karura and a premature Gaara.

Married to the Fourth Kazekage, Karura bore Temari and Kankurō prior to being pregnant with their youngest child Gaara. Apparently against her husband's wishes, Karura was forced to allow the tailed beast Shukaku to be sealed within their unborn son.[2] However, this came at a very steep cost as Gaara's premature birth was also marked by her untimely death.[3] Before her death, however, with her medical team unable to save her, and her heart rate falling rapidly, Karura requested to see her child. Seeing how small and feeble the young Gaara was, Karura declared her desire to protect him at all cost as she cradled him before passing away.[4]

Personality Edit

Karura was a kind and gentle woman who cared deeply for her children and family.

Appearance Edit

Karura had shoulder-length, sandy-brown hair which framed her kind-looking face, and indigo-coloured eyes. She wore a simple outfit along with a long, light yellow scarf draped loosely around her neck.

Legacy Edit

Karura's will inside Gaara
Gaara's shield of sand in Karura's image.

Originally, due to maternal uncle Yashamaru reluctantly lying to his nephew on his brother in law's behalf to test him, Gaara was under the impression that Karura was sacrificed to ensure he became a jinchūriki and that her final words were of him to become the tool of her revenge on Sunagakure. She supposedly named him after the phrase "a self-loving carnage" (我を愛する修羅, Ware wo ai suru shura). This caused Gaara to develop a warped ideology of love. But during the Fourth Shinobi World War, Gaara learned the truth of his father's deception and how Karura truly died.[5] Because of her dying wish to protect her son, both the Fourth Kazekage and Yashamaru believe that her will now lives on in the sand that protects Gaara rather than being an manifestation of Shukaku's chakra.[6][7]

Trivia Edit

  • Karura's name is written with three kanji: the kanji for "to add," "to increase" (加), the kanji for "flow," "stream" (流), and the kanji for "gauze" (羅). The last kanji is the same as the final kanji in Gaara's name and can be taken as an abbreviation of the word "carnage" (修羅, shura) or the word "Mara" (魔羅, Mara; a Buddhist demon that personifies the "death" of spiritual life). Together, the name can be interpreted as "the demon who adds to the flow [of sand or hatred]".
  • When written as 迦楼羅, "karura" is the Japanese name for Garuda.
  • While Karura's blood type isn't given in her databook profile, it can be determined to be type B, due to her children and husband's blood types and how it is inherited.
  • In chapters 547 and 548, Karura's name is written as 加瑠羅 instead of 加流羅. Both 瑠 and 流 can be used to write the Japanese word for lapis lazuli (瑠璃, 琉璃, ruri), a semi-precious stone with strong symbolic value in Buddhism. It is thought to have healing and strengthening properties and represents Bhaiṣajyaguru, the Buddha of Medicine, known as Yakushi-nyōrai (薬師如来) in Japan.

Quotes Edit

  • (To Gaara) "What a small, feeble child… No matter what happens, I'll always protect you! Gaara…!"[8]

References Edit

  1. Second Databook, page 71
  2. Naruto chapter 97, page 8
  3. Naruto chapter 97, pages 8, 11
  4. Naruto chapter 547, pages 3-4, 17
  5. Naruto chapter 547
  6. Naruto chapter 547, page 15
  7. Naruto chapter 548, page 10
  8. Naruto chapter 547, page 17

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