|(山中サンタ, Yamanaka Santa)|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #266|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
Santa has somewhat slanted eyes and very long, auburn hair which reaches well into his back. He ties it into a ponytail. He wears the standard attire of a Konoha shinobi, inclusive of flak jacket as well as the Allied Shinobi Forces' forehead protector.
He is seemingly proficient in his clan's technique's being able to use the Mind Body Switch Technique to exchange bodies instead of just transferring his consciousness into Kakashi's body. Like other members of his clan, he is also a sensor.
Shinobi World War Arc
Santa was placed in Third Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces. He was incorporated into Kakashi's battle strategy in order to gain the upper hand in the fight against the reincarnated shinobi. Because of the mist that hung on the battlefield, visibility was very low hence Santa switched bodies with Kakashi and used his sensory abilities to position Kakashi's body behind Zabuza's. He then cancelled the technique allowing Kakashi to strike a blow on the opponent. However, the blow was intercepted by Haku. Santa was worried that Zabuza had taken down Kakashi when Ensui said he only managed to stop one enemy as the contact time with the other shadow was too short to activate the technique.
In the anime, when dawn broke on the second day of war, Santa was among the group of shinobi fighting against Jinin Akebino.