Spear and Shield…!!
(矛と盾…!!, Hoko to Tate…!!)
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|Arc||Sasuke Retrieval Arc|
|Anime||Naruto #126, Naruto #127|
With level two of his cursed seal active, Kimimaro is able to outrun Gaara's sand and break through some of his more basic defences. He uses his spine to immobilise Gaara and creates a battering ram out of bone. Kimimaro claims it to be capable of breaking through any defence, so Gaara creates his strongest defence: a Shukaku replica. As the two test which is superior, Orochimaru and Kabuto discuss Kimimaro. The last member of the Kaguya clan, Kimimaro is a natural prodigy with the clan's Shikotsumyaku. Both repeat their regrets that Kimimaro's illness will soon cause his death, depriving Orochimaru of such a useful ability.