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{{translation|'''Rin Nohara'''|のはら リン|Nohara Rin}} was a [[chūnin]]-level [[kunoichi]] from [[Konohagakure]]. She was also a [[medical-nin]], and a member of [[Team Minato]].
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{{translation|'''Rin Nohara'''|のはらリン|Nohara Rin}} was a [[chūnin]]-level [[medical-nin]] from [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Team Minato]]. Rin would later become the unwilling [[jinchūriki]] of [[Isobu]] and was forced to have herself killed by her crush [[Kakashi Hatake]], as part of [[Madara Uchiha]]'s plot to corrupt [[Obito Uchiha]] and join his cause, Madara having presumably figured out that Obito had strong feelings for Rin.<ref name="ch675">''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 9-11</ref>
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
[[File:Obito's yeargroup.png|thumb|left|Rin at the entrance ceremony.]]
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[[File:Obito's year group.png|thumb|left|Rin (far right, beside Obito) at the entrance ceremony.]]
On the day of their entrance into the [[Academy]], Rin was present when [[Obito Uchiha]] arrived with the ceremony over. She handed him his entrance documents, which he was very thankful for. When they partook in the [[Chūnin Exams]], Rin and [[Kakashi Hatake]] stood outside the gates of the [[Forest of Death]] waiting on Obito to arrive. While in the forest, they are confronted by [[Guy]], [[Genma]] and [[Ebisu]]. Before they could attack as a team, though, she is shocked to see Obito move to attack, but gets knocked down by Guy. She later dressed his wounds and spoke to Obito who professed his pride in his clan, and his dream to be Hokage. She later watched with bated anticipation and cheered as Kakashi fought Guy during the third round of the exams. After Kakashi became a jōnin, Rin would concoct a top secret celebration for him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 1-14</ref>
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On the day of their entrance into the [[Academy]], Rin was present when [[Obito Uchiha]] arrived when the ceremony had ended, which left him dismayed. Rin, however, handed Obito his entrance documents, which he was very thankful for.<ref name="c599">''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 1-14</ref> Rin was also the first to congrulate Kakashi after he'd graduated from the academy a year ahead of the rest of his class, Kakashi having gotten his own Forehead Protector after successfully performing the Clone technique. After graduating the academy, Rin was placed under the jōnin tutelage of Minato Namikaze, alongside Obito and [[Kakashi Hatake]]. For their final test to become genin, Minato tasked his potential students with taking one of two bells from him in actual combat. While initially, the team attacked Minato independently, easily being outmanoeuvred by the older ninja, Kakashi convinced Rin and Obito to work with him, ultimately earning Minato's approval to become his students as they passed the real test: showing team-work.<ref name="NS360">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 360</ref>
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During the team's training sessions, Minato's wife [[Kushina Uzumaki]] would regularly join them to help their training. Rin took an especially delight in her visits, greatly liking the food Kushina would make for them, to which Kushina grew very attached to the girl.<ref>''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', OVA cutscene</ref> When Minato's students partook in the [[Chūnin Exams]], Rin and Kakashi stood outside the gates of the [[Forest of Death]] waiting on Obito to arrive. While in the forest, they were confronted by [[Guy]], [[Genma]] and [[Ebisu]]. Before they could attack as a team, though, she was shocked to see Obito move to attack, but before Obito could do anything, he was knocked down by Guy. She later dressed his wounds and spoke to Obito who professed his pride in his clan, and his dream to be Hokage. She later watched with bated anticipation and cheered as Kakashi fought Guy during the third round of the exams. After Kakashi became a jōnin, Rin would concoct a top secret celebration for him much to Obito's dismay due to the fact that Obito had hoped to use the moment to presumably tell Rin that he loved her.<ref name="c599"/>
   
 
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[[File:Team Minato.jpg|thumb|left|Team Minato.]]
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[[File:Kannabi Bridge.jpg|thumb|left|Rin, Minato, and Kakashi after succeeding in destroying the bridge.]]
During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Team Minato was assigned to destroy the [[Kannabi Bridge]]. During the mission, Rin was kidnapped by [[Taiseki]] during the course of the mission, and [[Kakkō]] — another one of her captors — attempted to interrogate her using [[Interrogation Genjutsu|genjutsu]] to find out if she knew anything about Konoha's war efforts. Rin's will, however, proved too strong and did not break even under the genjutsu. She was later rescued by Kakashi and Obito. Although they succeeded in rescuing her, Obito was crushed in a [[Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction|cave-in]] caused by Kakkō. Before Obito "died" however, he asked Rin to implant his [[Sharingan]] into Kakashi's left eye socket to replace the latter's damaged one. Wasting no time, Rin began the procedure immediately, after which, she and Kakashi were forced to flee when enemy reinforcements arrived and [[Earth Release: Tearing Earth Turning Palm|continued the cave-in]]. Minato would later arrive on the scene and defeat the Iwa-nin. After Kakashi had recovered, the team went on to complete their mission and destroy the bridge.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 239-244</ref>
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During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Team Minato was assigned to destroy the [[Kannabi Bridge]]. During the mission, Rin was kidnapped by [[Taiseki]] during the course of the mission, and [[Kakkō]] — another one of her captors — attempted to interrogate her using [[Interrogation Genjutsu|genjutsu]] to find out if she knew anything about Konoha's war efforts. Rin's will, however, proved too strong and did not break even under the genjutsu. She was later rescued by Kakashi and Obito. Although they succeeded in rescuing her, Obito was crushed in a [[Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction|cave-in]] caused by Kakkō. Before Obito "died" however, he asked Rin to implant his [[Sharingan]] into Kakashi's left eye socket to replace the latter's damaged one. Wasting no time given the very grim circumstances, Rin began the procedure immediately, after which, she and Kakashi were forced to flee when enemy reinforcements arrived and [[Earth Release: Tearing Earth Turning Palm|continued the cave-in]]. Minato would later arrive on the scene and defeat the Iwa-nin. After Kakashi had recovered, the team went on to complete their mission and destroy the bridge.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 239-244</ref> In the anime, it was shown that Rin was sent out on a mission with Kakashi and [[Guy]]. With their situation looking grim, Guy used himself as a decoy to lead away the Iwagakure shinobi, and Kakashi went after him. Rin later returned with backup from Konoha, which caused the enemy-nin to retreat.<ref name="ship288">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 288</ref>
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In the anime, it was shown that Rin was sent out on a mission with Kakashi and [[Guy]]. With their situation looking grim, Guy used himself as a decoy to lead away the Iwagakure shinobi, and Kakashi went after him. Rin later returned with backup from Konoha, which caused the enemy-nin to retreat.<ref name="ship288">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 288</ref>
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{{ImgRight|Rin and Isobu.png|Rin as Isobu's jinchūriki.}}
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Some time after the events at Kannabi Bridge, Rin was secretly kidnapped by [[Madara Uchiha]] under the guise of Kirigakure's doing,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 8</ref> and had [[Isobu]] sealed into her. She was also branded with the [[Forbidden Individual Curse Tag]] and programmed so that the tailed beast would be let loose within Konoha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 629, pages 14-16</ref>
   
[[File:Kakashi kills Rin.png|thumb|Kakashi pierces Rin with his Chidori.]]
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[[File:Kakashi Kills Rin.png|thumb|left|Rin impaling herself on Kakashi's Chidori.]]
Some time after the events at Kannabi Bridge, Rin was sent out with Kakashi on a mission where they were ambushed by jōnin and [[ANBU]]-level [[Kirigakure]] shinobi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 10</ref> This event culminated in Kakashi killing Rin by driving his [[Chidori]] through her chest.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 19</ref> She is apparently valuable to the enemy shinobi, who made an attempt to retrieve her corpse before leaving.<ref name="valuable">''Naruto'' chapter 605, pages 3, 11</ref> They were stopped by Obito who had awoken his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] alongside Kakashi, after witnessing the events.<ref name="mangekyo">''Naruto'' chapter 605, page 4</ref>
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She was soon rescued by Kakashi. To ensure the retrieval of the tailed beast, various jōnin and [[Anbu]]-level [[Kirigakure]] shinobi were sent to chase after them. Surmising the true reason she was made a [[jinchūriki]], Rin, being unable to take her own life, asked Kakashi to kill her in order to protect the village, to which Kakashi refused, stating that he had vowed to Obito to protect her. Rin, however, later intercepted Kakashi's [[Chidori]], which was meant to hit a Kiri-nin, impaling herself and dying before the boy she loved with the two unaware of Obito's presence. Rin used the last of her strength to whisper Kakashi's name before she died.
   
Since her death, Kakashi would usually visit her grave, even sharing top-secret intel with her such as [[Naruto]]'s birth as witnessed by Obito who had snuck back into the village in disguise.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607, pages 5-7</ref>
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Seconds later, as Kakashi passed out due to exhaustion, Obito who had witnessed the scene responded by viciously and mercilessly slaughtering all the enemy ninja in sight before holding Rin's body and vowing to recreate a world where he and Rin could ultimately be together again.
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In the afterlife, Rin would spend her time always watching Obito, just as she assured him long ago.
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Rin was a sweet and friendly girl who cared deeply for her comrades as well as her village. She has been described as a kind girl and often played the role of peacemaker during Obito and Kakashi's many spats while remaining objective. Rin was also an intellectual individual, witnessed by her ability to learn as well as use high-level [[medical ninjutsu]] at such a young age. She was a devoted person as seen in her unwillingness to abandon Obito even when her own life was in great peril. She had a very strong will, as even though under what seemed to be the harshest of genjutsu, she would not break. While Obito had romantic feelings for her, this was not mutual, as Rin had romantic feelings for Kakashi instead, which were revealed only shortly after Obito was incapacitated during the cave in.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244, page 14</ref>
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[[File:Rin heals Obito's wounds.png|thumb|Rin treating Obito's wound.]]
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Rin was a sweet and friendly girl who cared deeply for her comrades as well as her village. She has been described as a kind girl and often played the role of peacemaker during Obito and Kakashi's many spats while remaining objective. Rin was also an intellectual individual, witnessed by her ability to learn as well as use high-level [[medical ninjutsu]] at such a young age. She proved to be perceptive under stress as seen in when she thought Obito had died and after being captured by Kiri shinobi, she concluding that she should not return to Konoha or the village would be attacked. Rin was a devoted person as seen in her unwillingness to abandon Obito even when her own life was in great peril. She had a very strong will, as even though under what seemed to be the harshest of genjutsu, she would not break. While Obito had romantic feelings for her, Rin had romantic feelings for Kakashi instead, which were revealed only shortly after Obito was incapacitated during the cave in.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244, page 14</ref>
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Nevertheless, Rin cared very deeply for Obito and was willing to always help him in almost anything, either by treating his wounds or giving him moral support. She was one of the first people to acknowledge him as a person and a ninja, and she was confident that he would one day become Hokage as she was always supporting his dream, and hoped to be beside him should it happen. She was also deeply saddened when Obito was incapacitated during the cave in and she mourned him as she thought he had perished. Rin was very dedicated to her village and willingly died, sacrificing herself to protect it rather than risk destroying it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 629</ref>
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Rin had short, chin-length brown hair which framed her face and large, brown eyes. She also had two rectangular, purple markings on each of her cheeks. She wore a long-sleeved black top, a high waist, light purple apron-skirt under which she wore shorts. She also wore a blue Konoha [[forehead protector]], sandals, and stockings that stopped at her thighs. While on missions, Rin carried around a backpack instead of a pouch containing her equipment. She would later allow her hair to grow out a bit until it rested on her shoulders.
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Rin was a young girl of average height. She had brown hair, which was cut in a chin-length bob that framed her face, and brown eyes. She also had a rectangular purple marking on either sides of her cheeks. She wore a long-sleeved black top and a light purple apron-skirt, under which she wore black shorts. She also wore the standard Konoha [[forehead protector]], along with a pair of sandals, red stockings that stopped at her thighs, and a small, red bracelet on her left wrist although the bracelet is only visible in the anime, not the manga.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, page 3</ref> While on missions, Rin carried around a backpack instead of a pouch containing her equipment.
   
As an Academy student, she wore a simple outfit consisting of a light-coloured blouse with a bow tied in the middle and a simple, sleeveless haori.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 2-3</ref> As a genin, Rin wore a light-coloured outfit with shuriken patterns over it, with a belt around her waist and several pouches. Underneath this, she wore chain-mail armour, and calf-length sandals.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, page 5</ref>
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As an Academy student, she wore a simple outfit consisting of a light-coloured blouse with a bow tied in the middle and a simple, sleeveless haori.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 2-3</ref> As a genin, Rin wore a light purple outfit with shuriken patterns over it, with a belt around her waist and several pouches. Underneath this, she wore chain-mail armour, and calf-length sandals.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, page 5</ref>
   
In the anime, during her mission with Kakashi and Might Guy, she wore the standard Konoha [[flak jacket]] over her light-coloured outfit and shuriken-patterned apron skirt.<ref name="ship288"/>
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In the anime, during her mission with Kakashi and Might Guy, she wore the standard Konoha [[flak jacket]] over her light purple, shuriken-patterned outfit.<ref name="ship288"/>
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Rin3.jpg|thumb|Rin healing Kakashi.]]
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As a chūnin, she was a fairly competent kunoichi. Rin's will was also incredibly strong as she was able to resist leaking any information when under Kakkō's [[Interrogation Genjutsu|genjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 243, page 3</ref> In the anime, Rin showed at least basic taijutsu skill during her genin test against Minato.<ref name="NS360" /> After becoming the jinchūriki of Isobu, her chakra levels increased tremendously.
As a medical-nin, Rin's primary duty on missions was to give support to her team-mates which she did with great aptitude and was even able to teach her team-mates basic first aid. Despite her age, she displayed great skill with medical ninjutsu able to aid her team on a high-ranked missions during the Third Shinobi World War as well as successfully implant Obito's left Sharingan into Kakashi's eye socket in a short period of time and with only basic medical tools. Rin's will is also incredibly strong as she was able to resist leaking any information when under Kakkō's [[Interrogation Genjutsu|genjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 243, page 3</ref>
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===Ninjutsu===
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[[File:Rin Healing Kakashi.png|thumb|left|Rin healing Kakashi's shoulder wound.]]
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As a medical-nin, Rin's primary duty on missions was to give support to her team-mates which she did with great aptitude and was even able to teach her team-mates basic first aid. Despite her age, she displayed great skill with medical ninjutsu able to aid her team on a high-ranked missions during the Third Shinobi World War as well as successfully implant Obito's left Sharingan into Kakashi's eye socket in a short period of time and with only basic medical tools.
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====Nature Transformation====
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Rin had some form of proficiency in the use of [[Fire]], [[Water]] and [[Yang Release]].<ref name="d4"/>
   
 
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== Part II ==
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
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[[File:Rin and Obito in the afterlife.png|thumb|Rin reuniting with Obito in the afterlife.]]
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Following Obito's death, he was greeted in the [[Pure Land|afterlife]] by Rin who stated that she had waited for him and Kakashi. Apologising for taking so long and getting lost along the way, Obito told her that a lot of things had happened since then, as she reached out her hand. Filled with guilt, Obito tried to tell her that he failed his promise of becoming Hokage. However, Rin assured Obito that it was okay because he tried his very hardest. Taking Obito's hand, Rin told the young Uchiha that up to this day, she was always watching over him, and asked him to come with her to the other side.
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Before departing though, Obito asked Rin to wait a little bit longer, wanting to give Kakashi something to help him during the battle. Rin teased Obito that despite the two boys' petty fights and arguments, they were still the closest of friends, much to her amusement at Obito's embarrassment.
   
 
== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
[[File:Obito with rin's body.png|thumb|left|140px|Obito swearing to bring Rin back.]]
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Rin's death had a huge impact on her friends. Initially, it caused both Kakashi and Obito, who survived the cave-in and watched the events unfold from afar, to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] in their respective eyes and ultimately caused Obito to exact revenge by killing all the enemy ninja in sight while sparing Kakashi. In the anime, Kakashi suffered from trauma due to killing Rin and would usually suffer from nightmares, which would continue to plague him to adulthood with one of his nightmares consisting of the scene where Rin had died at his hand and involved her whispering his name at first before angrily yelling it which ultimately awoke Kakashi and left him extremely terrified and guilt-ridden.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 349</ref> Since Rin's death, Kakashi would regularly visit her grave to clean her tombstone and leave her flowers, even sharing top-secret intel with her such as [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s birth, unaware that Obito was in hiding.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607, pages 5-7</ref> Rin's death, much like the deaths of every person dear to him, affected Kakashi but more so as she loved him and used him to kill her with his own hands. Even on the verge of death himself during Pain's invasion, Kakashi lamented on how he failed to protect her and said he was going to see her alongside the rest of their team.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, page 2</ref> When her death was brought up much later, Kakashi was visibly stunned, to the point of being unable to move.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 2-3</ref>
Rin's death, much like the deaths of every person dear to him, affected Kakashi but more so as she both loved him and he killed her with his own hand. Even on the verge of death himself during Pain's invasion, Kakashi lamented on how he failed to protect her and said he was going to see her alongside the rest of their team.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, page 2</ref> When her death was brought up much later, Kakashi was visibly stunned, to the point of being unable to move.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 2-3</ref>
 
   
Rin's death also had a [[Curse of Hatred|deep impact]] on Obito, who had survived the cave-in and watched it unfold from afar. The trauma of this event caused both him, and Kakashi to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]],<ref name="mangekyo"/> and while Kakashi passed out, Obito slaughtered the Kirigakure ninja with his new-found powers.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 605, page 17</ref> The sight of Rin's corpse was Obito's motivation to carry out [[Madara Uchiha]]'s [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] — to create a world where people did not have to stand over graves and make pitiful excuses.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, page 15</ref> He also noted that despite this reason, he did not blame Kakashi for her death, because of the insignificant reality they were in which was about to disappear, once his plan was complete.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 600, pages 10-12</ref>
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Rin Legacy.PNG|Rin continues to lead Kakashi and Obito on.
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Rin's death had an even deeper impact on Obito. The sight of Rin's corpse at the scene drove Obito into embracing [[Uchiha Clan|his clan]]'s [[Curse of Hatred]], hating reality itself for allowing such a system to permit senseless deaths as the object of his loathing, and the motivation to carry out [[Madara Uchiha]]'s [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] — to create a world where heroes did not have to stand over graves and make pitiful excuses.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, page 15</ref> Obito even claimed that Rin was the only light in his life.
   
The exact reason why Kakashi killed Rin is a mystery, but her corpse did seem to hold great value to the Kirigakure shinobi who were angered by her death, noting that they had worked so much to get "it" while also noting that they could not allow their enemies to keep her corpse and make a desperate attempt to retrieve it before they fled.<ref name="valuable"/>
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All in all, Rin died a loyal shinobi to her village, despite being kidnapped and made a jinchūriki in an attempt to wreak chaos on Konoha by Kirigakure. She chose to die, opting to commit suicide rather than even risk bringing destruction to her home, strongly exemplifying the [[Will of Fire]] inherited by the generation of Konoha shinobi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 629, page 15</ref>
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* {{Translation|Rin|リン|}} can have various meanings, such as "dignified", "severe", or "cold". Her last name {{Translation|Nohara|のはら|}} means "field".
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* {{Translation|Rin|リン|}} can have various meanings, such as "dignified", "severe", or "cold". Her last name {{Translation|Nohara|のはら|}} means "field".
 
* Rin makes a cameo before her actual introduction in [[The Inherited Will!!|chapter 122]] and [[A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!|''Naruto'' episode 72]] during a flashback of the [[Third Hokage]], and on the cover of [[Who are You?!|chapter 16]].
 
* Rin makes a cameo before her actual introduction in [[The Inherited Will!!|chapter 122]] and [[A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!|''Naruto'' episode 72]] during a flashback of the [[Third Hokage]], and on the cover of [[Who are You?!|chapter 16]].
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
** Rin's favourite food was strawberries, while her least favourite was [[Wikipedia:Tsukudani|tsukudani]].
 
** Rin's favourite food was strawberries, while her least favourite was [[Wikipedia:Tsukudani|tsukudani]].
 
** Her favourite word was {{translation|"friendship"|友愛|yūai}}.
 
** Her favourite word was {{translation|"friendship"|友愛|yūai}}.
** Her hobby was collecting shells.
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** Her hobby was collecting shells.
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* Rin is the only known jinchūriki to have died without the tailed beast first being extracted. As such, Isobu is the only known tailed beast to have "died".
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
 
* (To [[Obito]]) "''It's not good to hide your wounds, you know. I'm looking after you.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 13</ref>
 
* (To [[Obito]]) "''It's not good to hide your wounds, you know. I'm looking after you.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 13</ref>
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* (To Obito) "''Do your best Obito! Become a cool [[Hokage]] and let me see how you save the world! It's a promise.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 653, page 13</ref>
   
 
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(のはらリン, Nohara Rin)
Debut
Manga Chapter #239
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #119
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Scorpio November 15 searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Female Female
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part I: 143 cm1.43 m
    4.692 ft
    56.299 in
Weight
  • Part I: 39.8 kg87.744 lb
Blood type A
Classification
Tailed Beast Isobu (Forms)
Affiliation
Team
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration 010885
Academy Grad. Age 9
Chūnin Prom. Age 11
Nature Type
Jutsu

Rin Nohara (のはらリン, Nohara Rin) was a chūnin-level medical-nin from Konohagakure's Team Minato. Rin would later become the unwilling jinchūriki of Isobu and was forced to have herself killed by her crush Kakashi Hatake, as part of Madara Uchiha's plot to corrupt Obito Uchiha and join his cause, Madara having presumably figured out that Obito had strong feelings for Rin.[3]

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Obito's year group

Rin (far right, beside Obito) at the entrance ceremony.

On the day of their entrance into the Academy, Rin was present when Obito Uchiha arrived when the ceremony had ended, which left him dismayed. Rin, however, handed Obito his entrance documents, which he was very thankful for.[4] Rin was also the first to congrulate Kakashi after he'd graduated from the academy a year ahead of the rest of his class, Kakashi having gotten his own Forehead Protector after successfully performing the Clone technique. After graduating the academy, Rin was placed under the jōnin tutelage of Minato Namikaze, alongside Obito and Kakashi Hatake. For their final test to become genin, Minato tasked his potential students with taking one of two bells from him in actual combat. While initially, the team attacked Minato independently, easily being outmanoeuvred by the older ninja, Kakashi convinced Rin and Obito to work with him, ultimately earning Minato's approval to become his students as they passed the real test: showing team-work.[5]

During the team's training sessions, Minato's wife Kushina Uzumaki would regularly join them to help their training. Rin took an especially delight in her visits, greatly liking the food Kushina would make for them, to which Kushina grew very attached to the girl.[6] When Minato's students partook in the Chūnin Exams, Rin and Kakashi stood outside the gates of the Forest of Death waiting on Obito to arrive. While in the forest, they were confronted by Guy, Genma and Ebisu. Before they could attack as a team, though, she was shocked to see Obito move to attack, but before Obito could do anything, he was knocked down by Guy. She later dressed his wounds and spoke to Obito who professed his pride in his clan, and his dream to be Hokage. She later watched with bated anticipation and cheered as Kakashi fought Guy during the third round of the exams. After Kakashi became a jōnin, Rin would concoct a top secret celebration for him much to Obito's dismay due to the fact that Obito had hoped to use the moment to presumably tell Rin that he loved her.[4]

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Kannabi Bridge

Rin, Minato, and Kakashi after succeeding in destroying the bridge.

During the Third Shinobi World War, Team Minato was assigned to destroy the Kannabi Bridge. During the mission, Rin was kidnapped by Taiseki during the course of the mission, and Kakkō — another one of her captors — attempted to interrogate her using genjutsu to find out if she knew anything about Konoha's war efforts. Rin's will, however, proved too strong and did not break even under the genjutsu. She was later rescued by Kakashi and Obito. Although they succeeded in rescuing her, Obito was crushed in a cave-in caused by Kakkō. Before Obito "died" however, he asked Rin to implant his Sharingan into Kakashi's left eye socket to replace the latter's damaged one. Wasting no time given the very grim circumstances, Rin began the procedure immediately, after which, she and Kakashi were forced to flee when enemy reinforcements arrived and continued the cave-in. Minato would later arrive on the scene and defeat the Iwa-nin. After Kakashi had recovered, the team went on to complete their mission and destroy the bridge.[7] In the anime, it was shown that Rin was sent out on a mission with Kakashi and Guy. With their situation looking grim, Guy used himself as a decoy to lead away the Iwagakure shinobi, and Kakashi went after him. Rin later returned with backup from Konoha, which caused the enemy-nin to retreat.[8]

Rin and Isobu

Rin as Isobu's jinchūriki.

Some time after the events at Kannabi Bridge, Rin was secretly kidnapped by Madara Uchiha under the guise of Kirigakure's doing,[9] and had Isobu sealed into her. She was also branded with the Forbidden Individual Curse Tag and programmed so that the tailed beast would be let loose within Konoha.[10]

Kakashi Kills Rin

Rin impaling herself on Kakashi's Chidori.

She was soon rescued by Kakashi. To ensure the retrieval of the tailed beast, various jōnin and Anbu-level Kirigakure shinobi were sent to chase after them. Surmising the true reason she was made a jinchūriki, Rin, being unable to take her own life, asked Kakashi to kill her in order to protect the village, to which Kakashi refused, stating that he had vowed to Obito to protect her. Rin, however, later intercepted Kakashi's Chidori, which was meant to hit a Kiri-nin, impaling herself and dying before the boy she loved with the two unaware of Obito's presence. Rin used the last of her strength to whisper Kakashi's name before she died.

Seconds later, as Kakashi passed out due to exhaustion, Obito who had witnessed the scene responded by viciously and mercilessly slaughtering all the enemy ninja in sight before holding Rin's body and vowing to recreate a world where he and Rin could ultimately be together again.

In the afterlife, Rin would spend her time always watching Obito, just as she assured him long ago.

Personality Edit

Rin heals Obito's wounds

Rin treating Obito's wound.

Rin was a sweet and friendly girl who cared deeply for her comrades as well as her village. She has been described as a kind girl and often played the role of peacemaker during Obito and Kakashi's many spats while remaining objective. Rin was also an intellectual individual, witnessed by her ability to learn as well as use high-level medical ninjutsu at such a young age. She proved to be perceptive under stress as seen in when she thought Obito had died and after being captured by Kiri shinobi, she concluding that she should not return to Konoha or the village would be attacked. Rin was a devoted person as seen in her unwillingness to abandon Obito even when her own life was in great peril. She had a very strong will, as even though under what seemed to be the harshest of genjutsu, she would not break. While Obito had romantic feelings for her, Rin had romantic feelings for Kakashi instead, which were revealed only shortly after Obito was incapacitated during the cave in.[11]

Nevertheless, Rin cared very deeply for Obito and was willing to always help him in almost anything, either by treating his wounds or giving him moral support. She was one of the first people to acknowledge him as a person and a ninja, and she was confident that he would one day become Hokage as she was always supporting his dream, and hoped to be beside him should it happen. She was also deeply saddened when Obito was incapacitated during the cave in and she mourned him as she thought he had perished. Rin was very dedicated to her village and willingly died, sacrificing herself to protect it rather than risk destroying it.[12]

Appearance Edit

Rin was a young girl of average height. She had brown hair, which was cut in a chin-length bob that framed her face, and brown eyes. She also had a rectangular purple marking on either sides of her cheeks. She wore a long-sleeved black top and a light purple apron-skirt, under which she wore black shorts. She also wore the standard Konoha forehead protector, along with a pair of sandals, red stockings that stopped at her thighs, and a small, red bracelet on her left wrist although the bracelet is only visible in the anime, not the manga.[13] While on missions, Rin carried around a backpack instead of a pouch containing her equipment.

As an Academy student, she wore a simple outfit consisting of a light-coloured blouse with a bow tied in the middle and a simple, sleeveless haori.[14] As a genin, Rin wore a light purple outfit with shuriken patterns over it, with a belt around her waist and several pouches. Underneath this, she wore chain-mail armour, and calf-length sandals.[15]

In the anime, during her mission with Kakashi and Might Guy, she wore the standard Konoha flak jacket over her light purple, shuriken-patterned outfit.[8]

Abilities Edit

As a chūnin, she was a fairly competent kunoichi. Rin's will was also incredibly strong as she was able to resist leaking any information when under Kakkō's genjutsu.[16] In the anime, Rin showed at least basic taijutsu skill during her genin test against Minato.[5] After becoming the jinchūriki of Isobu, her chakra levels increased tremendously.

NinjutsuEdit

Medical NinjutsuEdit

Rin Healing Kakashi

Rin healing Kakashi's shoulder wound.

As a medical-nin, Rin's primary duty on missions was to give support to her team-mates which she did with great aptitude and was even able to teach her team-mates basic first aid. Despite her age, she displayed great skill with medical ninjutsu able to aid her team on a high-ranked missions during the Third Shinobi World War as well as successfully implant Obito's left Sharingan into Kakashi's eye socket in a short period of time and with only basic medical tools.

Nature TransformationEdit

Rin had some form of proficiency in the use of Fire, Water and Yang Release.[2]

Stats Edit

Databook Ninjutsu Taijutsu Genjutsu Intelligence Strength Speed Stamina Hand seals Total
Second 3.5 1.5 2.5 4 1 2 2.5 4 21

Part II Edit

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Edit

Rin and Obito in the afterlife

Rin reuniting with Obito in the afterlife.

Following Obito's death, he was greeted in the afterlife by Rin who stated that she had waited for him and Kakashi. Apologising for taking so long and getting lost along the way, Obito told her that a lot of things had happened since then, as she reached out her hand. Filled with guilt, Obito tried to tell her that he failed his promise of becoming Hokage. However, Rin assured Obito that it was okay because he tried his very hardest. Taking Obito's hand, Rin told the young Uchiha that up to this day, she was always watching over him, and asked him to come with her to the other side.

Before departing though, Obito asked Rin to wait a little bit longer, wanting to give Kakashi something to help him during the battle. Rin teased Obito that despite the two boys' petty fights and arguments, they were still the closest of friends, much to her amusement at Obito's embarrassment.

Legacy Edit

Rin's death had a huge impact on her friends. Initially, it caused both Kakashi and Obito, who survived the cave-in and watched the events unfold from afar, to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan in their respective eyes and ultimately caused Obito to exact revenge by killing all the enemy ninja in sight while sparing Kakashi. In the anime, Kakashi suffered from trauma due to killing Rin and would usually suffer from nightmares, which would continue to plague him to adulthood with one of his nightmares consisting of the scene where Rin had died at his hand and involved her whispering his name at first before angrily yelling it which ultimately awoke Kakashi and left him extremely terrified and guilt-ridden.[17] Since Rin's death, Kakashi would regularly visit her grave to clean her tombstone and leave her flowers, even sharing top-secret intel with her such as Naruto Uzumaki's birth, unaware that Obito was in hiding.[18] Rin's death, much like the deaths of every person dear to him, affected Kakashi but more so as she loved him and used him to kill her with his own hands. Even on the verge of death himself during Pain's invasion, Kakashi lamented on how he failed to protect her and said he was going to see her alongside the rest of their team.[19] When her death was brought up much later, Kakashi was visibly stunned, to the point of being unable to move.[20]

  • Rin continues to lead Kakashi and Obito on.
  • Even in the future following her death.

Rin's death had an even deeper impact on Obito. The sight of Rin's corpse at the scene drove Obito into embracing his clan's Curse of Hatred, hating reality itself for allowing such a system to permit senseless deaths as the object of his loathing, and the motivation to carry out Madara Uchiha's Eye of the Moon Plan — to create a world where heroes did not have to stand over graves and make pitiful excuses.[21] Obito even claimed that Rin was the only light in his life.

All in all, Rin died a loyal shinobi to her village, despite being kidnapped and made a jinchūriki in an attempt to wreak chaos on Konoha by Kirigakure. She chose to die, opting to commit suicide rather than even risk bringing destruction to her home, strongly exemplifying the Will of Fire inherited by the generation of Konoha shinobi.[22]

Trivia Edit

  • Rin (リン) can have various meanings, such as "dignified", "severe", or "cold". Her last name Nohara (のはら) means "field".
  • Rin makes a cameo before her actual introduction in chapter 122 and Naruto episode 72 during a flashback of the Third Hokage, and on the cover of chapter 16.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Rin's favourite food was strawberries, while her least favourite was tsukudani.
    • Her favourite word was "friendship" (友愛, yūai).
    • Her hobby was collecting shells.
  • Rin is the only known jinchūriki to have died without the tailed beast first being extracted. As such, Isobu is the only known tailed beast to have "died".

Quotes Edit

  • (To Obito) "It's not good to hide your wounds, you know. I'm looking after you."[23]
  • (To Obito) "Do your best Obito! Become a cool Hokage and let me see how you save the world! It's a promise."[24]

References Edit

  1. Second Databook, page 164
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fourth Databook, pages 134-135
  3. Naruto chapter 675, pages 9-11
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naruto chapter 599, pages 1-14
  5. 5.0 5.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 360
  6. Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, OVA cutscene
  7. Naruto chapters 239-244
  8. 8.0 8.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 288
  9. Naruto chapter 675, pages 8
  10. Naruto chapter 629, pages 14-16
  11. Naruto chapter 244, page 14
  12. Naruto chapter 629
  13. Naruto chapter 240, page 3
  14. Naruto chapter 599, pages 2-3
  15. Naruto chapter 599, page 5
  16. Naruto chapter 243, page 3
  17. Naruto: Shippūden episode 349
  18. Naruto chapter 607, pages 5-7
  19. Naruto chapter 425, page 2
  20. Naruto chapter 598, pages 2-3
  21. Naruto chapter 597, page 15
  22. Naruto chapter 629, page 15
  23. Naruto chapter 603, page 13
  24. Naruto chapter 653, page 13
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