|Three Sand Siblings |
(砂の三姉弟, Suna no Sankyōdai)
|Anime||Naruto Episode #20|
|Movie||Naruto Shippūden the Movie|
|Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja|
|OVA||Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game, Movie|
The Three Sand Siblings is the collective name for the children of Sunagakure's Fourth Kazekage: Temari, Kankurō and Gaara. Having undergone the gruelling training of their village, these three are regarded as elite shinobi of their village that excel in long-range combat.
In Part I, they took part in the Chūnin Exams in Konoha,with Baki serving as their jōnin commander. Although meant to appear as prospective chūnin, they were actually waiting for the Konoha Crush to begin. They were later sent to aid the Sasuke Retrieval Team as a sign of goodwill between the now allied nations after what happened during the would-be invasion attempt.
In the anime's Sunagakure Support Mission, the Sand Siblings chased after the Four Celestial Symbols Men who had kidnapped Gaara's student Matsuri. Kujaku battled Temari, Ryugan battled Kankurō, and Gaara battled Suiko. They each were almost killed until Shikamaru, Ino, Kiba, Chōji, Rock Lee, and Naruto saved them, to pay them back for the Sasuke Retrieval mission. Hōki eventually got Gaara to unleash the Shukaku and revive Seimei, but Gaara destroyed him.
Some time after the Konoha Crush failed, its members were promoted to government positions in Sunagakure: Gaara became the Kazekage, while Temari and Kankurō were promoted to the rank of jōnin.
In Part II, Gaara as the Kazekage, vowed to protect the village that once hated him with Temari and Kankurō as his right hand. Later, Gaara along with Temari and Kankurō as his jōnin bodyguards, headed to the Five Kage Summit.