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{{translation|'''Rōshi'''|老紫|Rōshi}} was the [[jinchūriki]] of [[Son Gokū]], the Four-Tails, that hailed from [[Iwagakure]]. The Four-Tails has been captured and sealed by [[Akatsuki]], causing his death when the beast was extracted. However, upon his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnation]], the Four-Tails was resealed within Rōshi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 565, page 1</ref>
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{{translation|'''Rōshi'''|老紫|Rōshi}} was the [[jinchūriki]] of [[Son Gokū]], the Four-Tails, who hailed from [[Iwagakure]]. Son Gokū has been captured and sealed by [[Akatsuki]], causing Rōshi's death when the beast was extracted. However, upon his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnation]], Son Gokū was resealed within Rōshi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 565, page 1</ref>
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
Rōshi became the jinchūriki of the Four-Tails over forty years before the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] at a young age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 8</ref> He left his home town of Iwagakure at some point to better understand and control the power of the beast within him.<ref>Third Databook, page 183</ref>
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Rōshi became the jinchūriki of Son Gokū over forty years before the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] at a young age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 8</ref> He left his home town of Iwagakure at some point to better understand and control the power of the beast within him.<ref>Third Databook, page 183</ref>
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
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== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Rōshi had red hair, moustache and beard which tapered off to a point. He was shown wearing a large headpiece consisting of a three pointed crown-like ridge, bearing both his Iwagakure [[forehead protector]], a ring, and a prominent black piece of armour running across his cheeks and the bridge of his nose. He wore a long-sleeved light-red shirt and pants, with mesh-armour shirt and fitted black suit underneath, along with calf-length sandals. Around his waist he wore a brown sash-like high-waist piece with a pouch in the front and armoured lapels falling to the sides. Interestingly, his headpiece, hair and beard seemed to model his tailed beast's.
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[[File:Roshi full.png|thumb|Rōshi's casual outfit.]]
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Rōshi had red hair, moustache and beard which tapered off to a point. He was shown wearing a large headpiece consisting of a three pointed crown-like ridge, bearing both his Iwagakure [[forehead protector]], a ring, and a prominent black piece of armour running across his cheeks and the bridge of his nose. He wore a long-sleeved light-red shirt and pants, with mesh-armour shirt and fitted black suit underneath, along with calf-length sandals. Around his waist he wore a brown sash that held a brown armour-like breast plate with a pouch in the front, a brown back plate on the back that is connected to the front with mesh armour, and armoured lapels falling to the sides. Interestingly, his headpiece, hair and beard seemed to model his tailed beast's. After leaving his village, Rōshi discarded his forehead protector<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 353, page 2</ref> and his armour plating battle attire. Instead, he only wore his light-red shirt with a mesh shirt beneath it.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 325</ref>
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Rikudou Roshi.jpg|thumb|left|Rōshi with a Sharingan and Rinnegan]]
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[[File:Roshi Revived.png|thumb|left|Rōshi as one of Tobi's Six Paths of Pain.]]
He has been noted to be a very powerful shinobi. Kisame, a powerful Akatsuki member himself, stated that he was not one to play around with as he was a tough one to capture.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 353, page 3</ref> He was also seen using a curved [[kunai]] with which it can be assumed that he had proficiency wielding.<ref>''Second Artbook'', page 4</ref>
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Rōshi has been noted to be a very powerful shinobi. Kisame, a powerful Akatsuki member himself, stated that he was not one to play around with as he was a tough one to capture.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 353, page 3</ref> He was also seen using a curved [[kunai]] with which it can be assumed that he had proficiency wielding.<ref>''Second Artbook'', page 4</ref>
   
 
After his reincarnation and serving as one of Tobi's [[Six Paths of Pain]], Rōshi is seen with both the Sharingan and Rinnegan. Combining the perceptual and predictive abilities of the former with the shared field of vision ability of the latter, allowed Rōshi to use his attacks in a more precise and coordinated fashion as well as react to enemy attacks more efficiently, both individually and in conjunction and with the other jinchūriki.
 
After his reincarnation and serving as one of Tobi's [[Six Paths of Pain]], Rōshi is seen with both the Sharingan and Rinnegan. Combining the perceptual and predictive abilities of the former with the shared field of vision ability of the latter, allowed Rōshi to use his attacks in a more precise and coordinated fashion as well as react to enemy attacks more efficiently, both individually and in conjunction and with the other jinchūriki.
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=== Ninjutsu ===
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
[[File:Roshi Lava Release.png|thumb|Rōshi using his Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique.]]
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[[File:Shakugaryūgan no Jutsu.png|thumb|Rōshi using his Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique.]]
By borrowing the Four-Tails' power, Rōshi was able to use its [[Lava Release]] [[ninjutsu]], created through simultaneous use of [[fire]] and [[earth]]-based [[chakra]], to create a torrent of lava that can melt almost anything. In the anime, [[Tobi]] referred to him as {{translation|"Rōshi of the Lava Release"|熔遁の老紫|Yōton no Rōshi}},<ref name=nickname/> further indicating his prowess with it. He could spit multiple [[Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique|balls of lava]] at the enemy. He could also create an [[Lava Release Armour|armour]] made of lava that not only has defensive purposes but adds lava to his taijutsu attacks increasing their potential damage.
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By borrowing Son Gokū's power, Rōshi was able to use its [[Lava Release]] [[ninjutsu]], created through simultaneous use of [[fire]] and [[earth]]-based [[chakra]], to create a torrent of lava that can melt almost anything. In the anime, [[Tobi]] referred to him as {{translation|"Rōshi of the Lava Release"|熔遁の老紫|Yōton no Rōshi}},<ref name=nickname/> further indicating his prowess with it. He could spit multiple [[Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique|balls of lava]] at the enemy. He could also create an [[Lava Release Armour|armour]] made of lava that not only has defensive purposes but adds lava to his taijutsu attacks increasing their potential damage, which he displayed against [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] during their battle.
   
 
=== Jinchūriki Transformations ===
 
=== Jinchūriki Transformations ===
{{Main|Rōshi's Jinchūriki Forms}}
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{{Main|Jinchūriki Forms}}
[[File:Roshi Full Transformation.jpg|thumb|left|Rōshi in his full Son Gokū form.]]
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[[File:RoshiFullForm.png|thumb|left|Rōshi transformed into Son Gokū.]]
As the [[Four-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], Rōshi is granted a significant amount of chakra and stamina from the beast. The full extent of his control is unknown, but he could form at least one of the beast's tails upon his reincarnation, further enhancing his power and strength. After being immobilised by B's [[Ink Clone Technique|clone]], he transforms into his Version 2 form, in this form he was able to create an [[Flower–Fruit Mountain|enormous torrent of lava]], scorching the Eight-Tails. When Rōshi attacked Naruto and Killer B, Tobi forced him to transform into his full [[Rōshi's Jinchūriki Forms#Full Four-Tails Form|Four-Tails form]]. In this form, he displayed tremendous strength, being able to toss Killer B in his full [[Killer B's Jinchūriki Forms#Full Eight-Tails Form|Eight-Tails form]] a considerable distance away.
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As [[Son Gokū]]'s [[jinchūriki]], Rōshi is granted a significant amount of its chakra and stamina. The full extent of his [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] is unknown, but he could form at least one of Son's tails upon his reincarnation, further enhancing his power and strength. In the anime, he was shown to be able to do this during his battle with Kisame as well, prior to his reincarnation. After being immobilised by B's [[Ink Clone Technique|clone]], he transformed into his [[Version 2]] form, in this form, he was able to create an [[Flower–Fruit Mountain|enormous torrent of lava]], scorching Gyūki. When Rōshi attacked Naruto and Killer B, Tobi forced him to transform into his [[Tailed Beast Mode]]. In this form, he displayed tremendous strength, being able to toss Killer B in his Tailed Beast Mode a considerable distance away.
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== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
After an unseen and difficult battle with [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] of [[Akatsuki]], Rōshi was somehow defeated and captured by Kisame. He later died as the result of having the Four-Tails extracted from his body.
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After an unseen and difficult battle with [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] of [[Akatsuki]], Rōshi was somehow defeated and captured by the latter.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 353, pages 1-2</ref> He later died as the result of having the [[Four-Tails]] [[Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals|extracted]] from his body.
   
 
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
 
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
[[File:The Jinchuuriki Revived.png|thumb|right|Rōshi reincarnated, alongside the other jinchūriki.]]
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[[File:The Jinchuuriki Revived.png|thumb|Rōshi reincarnated, alongside the other jinchūriki.]]
In preparation for the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Rōshi was reincarnated by [[Kabuto Yakushi]] to fight against the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], before being mobilised alongside the other deceased [[jinchūriki]].
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In preparation for the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Rōshi was [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] by [[Kabuto Yakushi]] to fight against the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], before being mobilised alongside the other deceased [[jinchūriki]].
   
 
As dawn broke on the second day of war, it was revealed that [[Tobi]] had turned the reincarnated jinchūriki into his own customised [[Six Paths of Pain]], with each having a [[Rinnegan]] and [[Sharingan]] in place of their left and right eyes respectively. Each jinchūriki also had their particular tailed beast resealed within them and a [[chakra receiver]] embedded into their bodies.
 
As dawn broke on the second day of war, it was revealed that [[Tobi]] had turned the reincarnated jinchūriki into his own customised [[Six Paths of Pain]], with each having a [[Rinnegan]] and [[Sharingan]] in place of their left and right eyes respectively. Each jinchūriki also had their particular tailed beast resealed within them and a [[chakra receiver]] embedded into their bodies.
   
[[File:Obito with four jinchuriki.png|thumb|left|Rōshi mobilises with Tobi as one of his Six Paths of Pain.]]
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[[File:Tobi's Pein Rikudō.png|thumb|left|Rōshi mobilises with Tobi as one of his Six Paths of Pain.]]
 
Rōshi later travelled together with Tobi, in pursuit of [[Naruto]] and [[Killer B]]. Encountering their targets, the reincarnated jinchūriki were sent into battle with Rōshi leading the offensive, using his [[Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique]] to pressure the enemy. When this initial assault failed, he, like the others, unleashed the power of their respective [[Four-Tails|tailed beast]] by materialising the first of its tails.
 
Rōshi later travelled together with Tobi, in pursuit of [[Naruto]] and [[Killer B]]. Encountering their targets, the reincarnated jinchūriki were sent into battle with Rōshi leading the offensive, using his [[Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique]] to pressure the enemy. When this initial assault failed, he, like the others, unleashed the power of their respective [[Four-Tails|tailed beast]] by materialising the first of its tails.
   
Whilst Naruto and B conversed, Rōshi exploited this opportunity to attack the former directly, after covering his body in [[Lava Release Armour|lava]]. Despite evading the strike, Naruto's face was still scorched by the heat, but when Rōshi attacked again, Naruto endured the blow in an attempt to destroy the chakra receiver embedded in Rōshi's chest. However, this was thwarted by [[Han]]. Incapacitated in the wake of the [[Eight-Tails]]' [[Tailed Beast Eight Twists|devastating attack]], after B's recent [[Killer B's Jinchūriki Forms#Tailed Beast Mode|transformation]], Rōshi was then restrained by the latter's [[Sealing Technique: Octopus Hold|sealing technique]]. However, before the technique's completion, he managed to escape by adopting his [[Rōshi's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 2|Version 2]] form, where he then proceeded to [[Flower–Fruit Mountain|burn]] the Eight-Tails.
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[[File:Obito's Jinchūriki V2.png|thumb|Rōshi and the other jinchūriki forced into their Version 2 state.]]
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Whilst Naruto and B conversed, Rōshi exploited this opportunity to attack the former directly, after covering his body in [[Lava Release Armour|lava]]. Despite evading the strike, Naruto's face was still scorched by the heat, but when Rōshi attacked again, Naruto endured the blow in an attempt to destroy the chakra receiver embedded in Rōshi's chest. However, this was thwarted by [[Han]]. Incapacitated in the wake of the [[Eight-Tails]]' [[Tailed Beast Eight Twists|devastating attack]], after B's recent transformation, Rōshi was then restrained by the latter's [[Sealing Technique: Octopus Hold|sealing technique]]. However, before the technique's completion, he managed to escape by adopting his [[Jinchūriki Forms#Version 2|Version 2]] form, where he then proceeded to [[Flower–Fruit Mountain|burn]] the Eight-Tails.
   
Regrouping with the other reincarnated jinchūriki, after [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Might Guy]]'s intervention, Rōshi charged past the pair towards Naruto and B. When he clashes with the former, Tobi forcefully transformed him into his [[Rōshi's Jinchūriki Forms#Full Four-Tails Form|full Four-Tails form]], where he then proceeded to assault the Eight-Tails. Grabbing one of the beast's tails, Rōshi hurled the two jinchūriki upwards and, after dislodging Naruto in the process, prepared to swallow him. However, despite Naruto's efforts to lodge himself between the beast's jaws, and B's attempts to restrain the ape, the former is ultimately swallowed whole.
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[[File:RoshiVSHachibi.png|thumb|left|A controlled Son battling Gyūki on the battlefield.]]
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Regrouping with the other reincarnated jinchūriki, after [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Might Guy]]'s intervention, Rōshi charged past the pair towards Naruto and B. When he clashes with the former, Tobi forcefully transformed him into his full Four-Tails form, where he then proceeded to assault the Eight-Tails. Grabbing one of the beast's tails, Rōshi hurled the two jinchūriki upwards and, after dislodging Naruto in the process, prepared to swallow him. However, despite Naruto's efforts to lodge himself between the beast's jaws, and B's attempts to restrain the ape, the former is ultimately swallowed whole.
   
 
While Naruto conversed subconsciously with [[Son Gokū]], Rōshi resisted B's efforts to free his captive comrade, only to be forced to eject Naruto when the young man [[Multiple Shadow Clone Technique|multiplied]]. He then tried to impede Naruto from removing the chakra receiver embedded in the beast's chest, but failed to do so thanks to a coordinated [[Frog Strike|strike]], leaving Rōshi's incapacitated body behind as Son Gokū was resealed into the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].
 
While Naruto conversed subconsciously with [[Son Gokū]], Rōshi resisted B's efforts to free his captive comrade, only to be forced to eject Naruto when the young man [[Multiple Shadow Clone Technique|multiplied]]. He then tried to impede Naruto from removing the chakra receiver embedded in the beast's chest, but failed to do so thanks to a coordinated [[Frog Strike|strike]], leaving Rōshi's incapacitated body behind as Son Gokū was resealed into the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].
   
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[[File:Son and Roshi's final moments.png|thumb|Rōshi and Son part ways on good terms.]]
 
When a [[Tailed Beast Mode|transformed]] Naruto's [[Tailed Beast Ball]] later clashed with the collaborative one formed by the other tailed beasts, Rōshi's unconscious body was protected by the Eight-Tails from the resulting blast. Afterwards, Naruto subconsciously met with the other beasts and their jinchūriki, where it was revealed that shortly before Son was resealed, Rōshi questioned his beast as to whether it thought they too had taken the wrong path during life. He then stated that despite not being considerate enough to have spoken it, he had not forgotten the beast's real name. As the two fade away, a smiling Rōshi asked the beast if calling it "''Son''" would be all right.
 
When a [[Tailed Beast Mode|transformed]] Naruto's [[Tailed Beast Ball]] later clashed with the collaborative one formed by the other tailed beasts, Rōshi's unconscious body was protected by the Eight-Tails from the resulting blast. Afterwards, Naruto subconsciously met with the other beasts and their jinchūriki, where it was revealed that shortly before Son was resealed, Rōshi questioned his beast as to whether it thought they too had taken the wrong path during life. He then stated that despite not being considerate enough to have spoken it, he had not forgotten the beast's real name. As the two fade away, a smiling Rōshi asked the beast if calling it "''Son''" would be all right.
   
After Son was resealed into the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], Rōshi and the other jinchūriki's corpses were collected by [[B]] and held in the Eight-Tails' tentacles. With the release of the Impure World Reincarnation, Rōshi and the others are enveloped in a light of sorts before their bodies start to deconstruct and Rōshi's soul returned to the afterlife.
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After Son was resealed into the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], Rōshi and the other jinchūriki's corpses were collected by [[B]] and held in Gyūki's tentacles. With the release of the Impure World Reincarnation, Rōshi and the others are enveloped in a light of sorts before their bodies start to deconstruct and Rōshi's soul returned to the afterlife.
   
 
== Video Games ==
 
== Video Games ==
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* {{translation|Rō|老}} means "old age" or "elderly". {{translation|Shi|紫}} means "purple". It is possible Rōshi was named after the ''[[Wikipedia:Dragon Ball|Dragon Ball]]'' character [[w:c:Dragonball:Roshi|Master Rōshi]], considering that the Four-Tails' design was also inspired by ''Dragon Ball''.
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* {{translation|Rō|老}} means "old age" or "elderly". {{translation|Shi|紫}} means "purple".
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* {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Rōshi|Rōshi]]|老師}} means "old teacher/master". It is possible Rōshi was named after the ''[[Wikipedia:Dragon Ball|Dragon Ball]]'' character [[w:c:Dragonball:Roshi|Master Rōshi]], considering that the Four-Tails' design was also inspired by ''Dragon Ball''.
 
* In order to prevent the jinchūriki from turning traitor, it is tradition for the host to be selected from the family of the village's own Kage. It might be that Rōshi somehow was connected with one of the [[Tsuchikage]].
 
* In order to prevent the jinchūriki from turning traitor, it is tradition for the host to be selected from the family of the village's own Kage. It might be that Rōshi somehow was connected with one of the [[Tsuchikage]].
* In the manga Rōshi's headpiece is depicted as having a golden ring on the left side. The golden ring on Rōshi's headpiece was not present in the anime. This was later added as of [[Assemble! Allied Shinobi Forces!|episode 256]].
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* In the manga, Rōshi's headpiece is depicted as having a golden ring on the left side. The golden ring on Rōshi's headpiece was not present in the anime. This was later added as of [[Assemble! Allied Shinobi Forces!|episode 256]].
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* Rōshi is the only jinchūriki whose name Naruto does not know in any media outside of the Tailed Beast Counting Song.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Roushi

(老紫, Rōshi)

  • Rōshi of the Lava Release (熔遁の老紫, Yōton no Rōshi)[1]
Debut
Manga Chapter #353
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #121
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part II: 149.5 cm1.495 m
    4.905 ft
    58.858 in
Classification
Tailed Beast Son Gokū (Forms)
Affiliation
Nature Type
Jutsu

Rōshi (老紫, Rōshi) was the jinchūriki of Son Gokū, the Four-Tails, who hailed from Iwagakure. Son Gokū has been captured and sealed by Akatsuki, causing Rōshi's death when the beast was extracted. However, upon his reincarnation, Son Gokū was resealed within Rōshi.[2]

Background Edit

Rōshi became the jinchūriki of Son Gokū over forty years before the Fourth Shinobi World War at a young age.[3] He left his home town of Iwagakure at some point to better understand and control the power of the beast within him.[4]

Personality Edit

Son Gokū mentioned that Rōshi was just as hard-headed as Ōnoki, the Third Tsuchikage, suggesting the two had been acquainted. Despite this, upon observing Naruto Uzumaki's battle against Obito and his Six Paths of Pain, as well as his knowledge of the tailed beasts final meeting with the Sage of the Six Paths, he came to regrettably believe that all the jinchūriki could have walked down the right path if they were more like the young man. Also despite being Son's jinchūriki for over forty years,[5] he never referred to the beast by its true name, stating that he had not become soft-hearted enough to do such a thing. Before Son was resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, he revealed to the beast that he never forgot its name, making peace with the giant monkey.

Appearance Edit

Roshi full

Rōshi's casual outfit.

Rōshi had red hair, moustache and beard which tapered off to a point. He was shown wearing a large headpiece consisting of a three pointed crown-like ridge, bearing both his Iwagakure forehead protector, a ring, and a prominent black piece of armour running across his cheeks and the bridge of his nose. He wore a long-sleeved light-red shirt and pants, with mesh-armour shirt and fitted black suit underneath, along with calf-length sandals. Around his waist he wore a brown sash that held a brown armour-like breast plate with a pouch in the front, a brown back plate on the back that is connected to the front with mesh armour, and armoured lapels falling to the sides. Interestingly, his headpiece, hair and beard seemed to model his tailed beast's. After leaving his village, Rōshi discarded his forehead protector[6] and his armour plating battle attire. Instead, he only wore his light-red shirt with a mesh shirt beneath it.[7]

Abilities Edit

Roshi Revived

Rōshi as one of Tobi's Six Paths of Pain.

Rōshi has been noted to be a very powerful shinobi. Kisame, a powerful Akatsuki member himself, stated that he was not one to play around with as he was a tough one to capture.[8] He was also seen using a curved kunai with which it can be assumed that he had proficiency wielding.[9]

After his reincarnation and serving as one of Tobi's Six Paths of Pain, Rōshi is seen with both the Sharingan and Rinnegan. Combining the perceptual and predictive abilities of the former with the shared field of vision ability of the latter, allowed Rōshi to use his attacks in a more precise and coordinated fashion as well as react to enemy attacks more efficiently, both individually and in conjunction and with the other jinchūriki.

Ninjutsu Edit

Nature Transformation Edit

Shakugaryūgan no Jutsu

Rōshi using his Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique.

By borrowing Son Gokū's power, Rōshi was able to use its Lava Release ninjutsu, created through simultaneous use of fire and earth-based chakra, to create a torrent of lava that can melt almost anything. In the anime, Tobi referred to him as "Rōshi of the Lava Release" (熔遁の老紫, Yōton no Rōshi),[1] further indicating his prowess with it. He could spit multiple balls of lava at the enemy. He could also create an armour made of lava that not only has defensive purposes but adds lava to his taijutsu attacks increasing their potential damage, which he displayed against Kisame Hoshigaki during their battle.

Jinchūriki Transformations Edit

Main article: Jinchūriki Forms

RoshiFullForm

Rōshi transformed into Son Gokū.

As Son Gokū's jinchūriki, Rōshi is granted a significant amount of its chakra and stamina. The full extent of his control is unknown, but he could form at least one of Son's tails upon his reincarnation, further enhancing his power and strength. In the anime, he was shown to be able to do this during his battle with Kisame as well, prior to his reincarnation. After being immobilised by B's clone, he transformed into his Version 2 form, in this form, he was able to create an enormous torrent of lava, scorching Gyūki. When Rōshi attacked Naruto and Killer B, Tobi forced him to transform into his Tailed Beast Mode. In this form, he displayed tremendous strength, being able to toss Killer B in his Tailed Beast Mode a considerable distance away.

Part II Edit

Itachi Pursuit Arc Edit

After an unseen and difficult battle with Kisame Hoshigaki of Akatsuki, Rōshi was somehow defeated and captured by the latter.[10] He later died as the result of having the Four-Tails extracted from his body.

Shinobi World War Arc Edit

The Jinchuuriki Revived

Rōshi reincarnated, alongside the other jinchūriki.

In preparation for the Fourth Shinobi World War, Rōshi was reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi to fight against the Allied Shinobi Forces, before being mobilised alongside the other deceased jinchūriki.

As dawn broke on the second day of war, it was revealed that Tobi had turned the reincarnated jinchūriki into his own customised Six Paths of Pain, with each having a Rinnegan and Sharingan in place of their left and right eyes respectively. Each jinchūriki also had their particular tailed beast resealed within them and a chakra receiver embedded into their bodies.

Tobi's Pein Rikudō

Rōshi mobilises with Tobi as one of his Six Paths of Pain.

Rōshi later travelled together with Tobi, in pursuit of Naruto and Killer B. Encountering their targets, the reincarnated jinchūriki were sent into battle with Rōshi leading the offensive, using his Lava Release: Scorching Stream Rock Technique to pressure the enemy. When this initial assault failed, he, like the others, unleashed the power of their respective tailed beast by materialising the first of its tails.

Obito's Jinchūriki V2

Rōshi and the other jinchūriki forced into their Version 2 state.

Whilst Naruto and B conversed, Rōshi exploited this opportunity to attack the former directly, after covering his body in lava. Despite evading the strike, Naruto's face was still scorched by the heat, but when Rōshi attacked again, Naruto endured the blow in an attempt to destroy the chakra receiver embedded in Rōshi's chest. However, this was thwarted by Han. Incapacitated in the wake of the Eight-Tails' devastating attack, after B's recent transformation, Rōshi was then restrained by the latter's sealing technique. However, before the technique's completion, he managed to escape by adopting his Version 2 form, where he then proceeded to burn the Eight-Tails.

RoshiVSHachibi

A controlled Son battling Gyūki on the battlefield.

Regrouping with the other reincarnated jinchūriki, after Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy's intervention, Rōshi charged past the pair towards Naruto and B. When he clashes with the former, Tobi forcefully transformed him into his full Four-Tails form, where he then proceeded to assault the Eight-Tails. Grabbing one of the beast's tails, Rōshi hurled the two jinchūriki upwards and, after dislodging Naruto in the process, prepared to swallow him. However, despite Naruto's efforts to lodge himself between the beast's jaws, and B's attempts to restrain the ape, the former is ultimately swallowed whole.

While Naruto conversed subconsciously with Son Gokū, Rōshi resisted B's efforts to free his captive comrade, only to be forced to eject Naruto when the young man multiplied. He then tried to impede Naruto from removing the chakra receiver embedded in the beast's chest, but failed to do so thanks to a coordinated strike, leaving Rōshi's incapacitated body behind as Son Gokū was resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.

Son and Roshi's final moments

Rōshi and Son part ways on good terms.

When a transformed Naruto's Tailed Beast Ball later clashed with the collaborative one formed by the other tailed beasts, Rōshi's unconscious body was protected by the Eight-Tails from the resulting blast. Afterwards, Naruto subconsciously met with the other beasts and their jinchūriki, where it was revealed that shortly before Son was resealed, Rōshi questioned his beast as to whether it thought they too had taken the wrong path during life. He then stated that despite not being considerate enough to have spoken it, he had not forgotten the beast's real name. As the two fade away, a smiling Rōshi asked the beast if calling it "Son" would be all right.

After Son was resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Rōshi and the other jinchūriki's corpses were collected by B and held in Gyūki's tentacles. With the release of the Impure World Reincarnation, Rōshi and the others are enveloped in a light of sorts before their bodies start to deconstruct and Rōshi's soul returned to the afterlife.

Video Games Edit

Rōshi is a playable character in the following video games:

Game name Japanese release English release
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 18 April 2013 5 March 2013
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 11 September 2014 16 September 2014

Trivia Edit

  • Rō (老) means "old age" or "elderly". Shi (紫) means "purple".
  • Rōshi (老師) means "old teacher/master". It is possible Rōshi was named after the Dragon Ball character Master Rōshi, considering that the Four-Tails' design was also inspired by Dragon Ball.
  • In order to prevent the jinchūriki from turning traitor, it is tradition for the host to be selected from the family of the village's own Kage. It might be that Rōshi somehow was connected with one of the Tsuchikage.
  • In the manga, Rōshi's headpiece is depicted as having a golden ring on the left side. The golden ring on Rōshi's headpiece was not present in the anime. This was later added as of episode 256.
  • Rōshi is the only jinchūriki whose name Naruto does not know in any media outside of the Tailed Beast Counting Song.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 205
  2. Naruto chapter 565, page 1
  3. Naruto chapter 572, page 8
  4. Third Databook, page 183
  5. Naruto chapter 572, page 10
  6. Naruto chapter 353, page 2
  7. Naruto: Shippūden episode 325
  8. Naruto chapter 353, page 3
  9. Second Artbook, page 4
  10. Naruto chapter 353, pages 1-2

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