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{{translation|'''Suigetsu Hōzuki'''|鬼灯水月|Hōzuki Suigetsu}}, reputed as the {{translation|'''Second Coming of the [[Zabuza Momochi|Demon]]'''|鬼人の再来|Kijin no Sairai}},<ref name="second coming">''Naruto'' chapter 353, page 16</ref> is a shinobi from [[Kirigakure]]'s [[Hōzuki clan]]. He was held in one of [[Orochimaru]]'s labs where he was experimented on for some time. After being freed by [[Sasuke Uchiha]], he became the first member to join his group [[Taka]], which was initially called "Hebi" at the time of its creation.
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{{translation|'''Suigetsu Hōzuki'''|鬼灯水月|Hōzuki Suigetsu}} is from [[Kirigakure]]'s [[Hōzuki clan]]. Heralded as the {{translation|'''Second Coming of the [[Zabuza Momochi|Demon]]'''|鬼人の再来|Kijin no Sairai}}, Suigetsu dreams of gathering all the swords of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]]. This dream was cut short when he was captured by [[Orochimaru]], but by joining forces with [[Sasuke Uchiha]] he finds an opportunity to resume its pursuit.
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
Suigetsu was born in Kirigakure and was reputed alongside his brother, [[Mangetsu]], to be the incarnation of the demon [[Zabuza Momochi]].<ref name="second coming"/> He and Mangetsu aspired to inherit the title of [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]]. This acted as their motivation to finish cruel missions day by day. While Mangetsu eventually became one of the seven, Suigetsu's motivation was shattered with the premature death of his brother, and Suigetsu changed his ambition to "collecting all of the swords", in order to retrieve all seven original blades that has been passed down by the swordsmen, so that he could rebuild the group and become its leader.<ref name="Rebuild">''Naruto'' chapter 523, page 4</ref>
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Suigetsu was born in [[Kirigakure]] and was reputed alongside his brother, [[Mangetsu]], to be the incarnation of the demon Zabuza Momochi. He and Mangetsu aspired to inherit the title of [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]]. This acted as their motivation to finish cruel missions day by day. While Mangetsu eventually became one of the seven, Suigetsu's motivation was shattered with the premature death of his brother, and he changed his ambition to "collecting all of the swords", in order to retrieve all seven original blades that has been passed down by the swordsmen, so that he could rebuild the group and become its leader.<ref name="Rebuild">''Naruto'' chapter 523, page 4</ref>
   
 
With the humiliation of being captured and experimented on by [[Orochimaru]] and [[Kabuto Yakushi]], his ambition was put on hold. Through these experiments, Kabuto at least, was able to replicate Suigetsu's unique [[Hiden|secret]] ability to liquefy himself at will.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 579, page 10</ref> At some point in the past, he had to fight with [[Jūgo]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 349, page 5</ref>
 
With the humiliation of being captured and experimented on by [[Orochimaru]] and [[Kabuto Yakushi]], his ambition was put on hold. Through these experiments, Kabuto at least, was able to replicate Suigetsu's unique [[Hiden|secret]] ability to liquefy himself at will.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 579, page 10</ref> At some point in the past, he had to fight with [[Jūgo]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 349, page 5</ref>
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Suigetsu appears to be indifferent, caring only for a few things around him. He spends a considerable amount of time mocking and/or being beaten up by [[Karin]]. Despite showing initial dislike towards his team-mates, Suigetsu has grown fond of them, and was willing to risk his own life to protect them against the [[Eight-Tails]].
 
Suigetsu appears to be indifferent, caring only for a few things around him. He spends a considerable amount of time mocking and/or being beaten up by [[Karin]]. Despite showing initial dislike towards his team-mates, Suigetsu has grown fond of them, and was willing to risk his own life to protect them against the [[Eight-Tails]].
   
[[Kisame Hoshigaki]] claims that Suigetsu is a prodigy in the art of murder, as he has a habit of chopping off his victim's limbs before beheading them.<ref name="second coming"/> Suigetsu, despite addressing him with the honourific term "senpai", wants to defeat him and take his sword, noting to Sasuke that he will one day serve him as "shark fin soup" (a reference to Kisame's shark-like appearance) after Sasuke suggested that he was not yet strong enough to defeat Kisame, showing it to be a sign of sarcasm rather than respect for Kisame.
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[[Kisame Hoshigaki]] claims that Suigetsu is a prodigy in the art of murder, as he has a habit of chopping off his victim's limbs before beheading them.<ref name="second coming">''Naruto'' chapter 353, page 16</ref> Suigetsu, despite addressing him with the honourific term "senpai", wants to defeat him and take his sword, noting to Sasuke that he will one day serve him as "shark fin soup" (a reference to Kisame's shark-like appearance) after Sasuke suggested that he was not yet strong enough to defeat Kisame, showing it to be a sign of sarcasm rather than respect for Kisame.
   
[[File:Suigetsu persona.png|thumb|Suigetsu expressing his passion for cutting things.]]
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[[File:Suigetsu's personality.png|thumb|Suigetsu expressing his passion for cutting things.]]
 
As a prodigy at the art of murder, Suigetsu has a certain love for killing, but he refrains from doing so at [[Sasuke]]'s request. However, there are several occasions where he has killed people when he believed Sasuke wouldn't notice. Suigetsu has been shown to have thoughts such as "just this once" and "he'll forgive me". However, he was noticeably upset that Sasuke killed several [[samurai]] during the attack on the [[Kage Summit]], pointing out how many times Sasuke had told him not to kill anyone, his anger may have had more to do with Sasuke being a hypocrite than the samurai's deaths. He was described to have a belligerent personality,<ref name="d3"/> witnessed through his hostile and aggressive attitude most times.
 
As a prodigy at the art of murder, Suigetsu has a certain love for killing, but he refrains from doing so at [[Sasuke]]'s request. However, there are several occasions where he has killed people when he believed Sasuke wouldn't notice. Suigetsu has been shown to have thoughts such as "just this once" and "he'll forgive me". However, he was noticeably upset that Sasuke killed several [[samurai]] during the attack on the [[Kage Summit]], pointing out how many times Sasuke had told him not to kill anyone, his anger may have had more to do with Sasuke being a hypocrite than the samurai's deaths. He was described to have a belligerent personality,<ref name="d3"/> witnessed through his hostile and aggressive attitude most times.
   
Suigetsu has a passion for collecting exotic swords: he made it his goal to collect all the swords from the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]]. He took Zabuza Momochi's [[Kubikiribōchō]] and joined [[Hebi]] only to take [[Kisame Hoshigaki]]'s [[Samehada]]. He even went into great detail to explain about the seven swords to Jūgo, with a passionate tone to his storytelling. However, his passion doesn't seem to be entirely limited to the seven blades, as he also expressed interest in [[Cleaver Sword|Darui's sword]]. His ultimate goal however, is to collect the seven blades, so he can reform the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and become their leader. Along with this passion for collecting swords, Suigetsu is very mischievous and as such, takes great joy in foiling [[Karin]]'s plans to be alone with Sasuke and has stated that it is his second favourite thing to do.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 4</ref> By his own admission, Suigetsu has an impulse to cut things up, be it a person or relationships, as he does with Sasuke and Karin.<ref name="chpt574">''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 4</ref>
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Suigetsu has a passion for collecting exotic swords: he made it his goal to collect all the swords from the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]]. He took Zabuza Momochi's [[Kubikiribōchō]] and joined [[Hebi]] only to take Kisame Hoshigaki's [[Samehada]]. He even went into great detail to explain about the seven swords to Jūgo, with a passionate tone to his storytelling. However, his passion doesn't seem to be entirely limited to the seven blades, as he also expressed interest in [[Cleaver Sword|Darui's sword]]. His ultimate goal however, is to collect the seven blades, so he can reform the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and become their leader. Along with this passion for collecting swords, Suigetsu is very mischievous and as such, takes great joy in foiling [[Karin]]'s plans to be alone with Sasuke and has stated that it is his second favourite thing to do.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 4</ref> By his own admission, Suigetsu has an impulse to cut things up, be it a person or relationships, as he does with Sasuke and Karin.<ref name="chpt574">''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 4</ref>
   
Suigetsu apparently also likes animals somewhat seen from his attempt to play with the talking ninja cats from the abandoned Uchiha warehouse at one point. He also lectured Sasuke on treating animals better after Sasuke used [[Manda]] to shield himself from [[Deidara]]'s [[C0|suicide technique]], which resulted in Manda's death. Suigetsu also has what seems to be a chronic fear of Orochimaru, which is to be expected due to the latter imprisoning and experimenting on him. This fear was witnessed when Sasuke declared that he would revive Orochimaru and Suigetsu's ensuing attempt to dissuade him from doing so. When Orochimaru was revived, Suigetsu even refused to stay on the same side of the cave with him, retreating to opposite ends depending on where Orochimaru went.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 593, pages 7, 15</ref> On the other hand while always being wary of Orochimaru and his intentions, Suigetsu willingly offered to help his former jailer attack Konoha and then later even referred to Orochimaru using honourific while obeying his orders.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 618, pages 6, 13</ref> Also, despite his confidence (if not arrogance), he would show a rather cowardly side when someone of a clearly higher calibre directs their killing intent at him, as he hid behind Orochimaru in fear during an exchange between [[Tobirama]] and [[Hashirama Senju]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, pages 3-5</ref>
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Suigetsu apparently also likes animals somewhat seen from his attempt to play with the talking ninja cats from the abandoned [[Uchiha]] warehouse at one point. He also lectured Sasuke on treating animals better after Sasuke used [[Manda]] to shield himself from [[Deidara]]'s [[C0|suicide technique]], which resulted in Manda's death. Suigetsu also has what seems to be a chronic fear of Orochimaru, which is to be expected due to the latter imprisoning and experimenting on him. This fear was witnessed when Sasuke declared that he would revive Orochimaru and Suigetsu's ensuing attempt to dissuade him from doing so. When Orochimaru was revived, Suigetsu even refused to stay on the same side of the cave with him, retreating to opposite ends depending on where Orochimaru went.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 593, pages 7, 15</ref> On the other hand while always being wary of Orochimaru and his intentions, Suigetsu willingly offered to help his former jailer attack [[Konoha]] and then later even referred to Orochimaru using honourific while obeying his orders.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 618, pages 6, 13</ref> Also, despite his confidence (if not arrogance), he would show a rather cowardly side when someone of a clearly higher calibre directs their killing intent at him, as he hid behind Orochimaru in fear during an exchange between [[Tobirama]] and [[Hashirama Senju]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, pages 3-5</ref> He also seems to retain a sarcastic sense of humour even in serious situations, this trait being exemplified when, as Kabuto was healing Sasuke, he asked Kabuto if he was trying to absorb Sasuke, and if he wanted to be 'Kabuke' or 'Sasuto'.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 667, page 5</ref>
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Suigetsu is a lean-built young man of average height, straight white hair with a light-blue tint to it in the anime, purple eyes, and like all members of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]] pointed teeth — one of which sticks out even with his mouth is closed. He wears a purple, sleeveless shirt with blue pants, sandals and a belt around his waist with water bottles attached to it. He also wears another belt strapped to his chest which he uses to carry the [[Kubikiribōchō]]. Due to his special body, Suigetsu is able to alter his form at will, usually to aid in his techniques and when rendered unconscious, he is reduced to a jelly-like state. Whenever he is seen recovering from these unconscious states he is placed in a large tank of water and resembles a fish-like being.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 417, page 7</ref>
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[[File:Suigetsu body.png|thumb|Suigetsu's full appearance.]]
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Suigetsu is a lean-built young man of average height, straight white hair with a light-blue tint to it in the anime, purple eyes, and like all members of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]] pointed teeth — one of which sticks out even when his mouth is closed. He wears a purple, sleeveless shirt with blue pants, sandals and a belt around his waist with water bottles attached to it. He also wears another belt strapped to his chest which he uses to carry the [[Kubikiribōchō]]. Due to his special body, Suigetsu is able to alter his form at will, usually to aid in his techniques and when rendered unconscious, he is reduced to a jelly-like state. Whenever he is seen recovering from these unconscious states he is placed in a large tank of water and resembles a fish-like being.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 417, page 7</ref>
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
Suigetsu is a capable fighter, or at least very confident in his abilities, since he has threatened [[Sasuke]] on more than one occasion and was capable of stopping [[Jūgo]]'s rampage with little difficulty. Kisame has noted him to be a child prodigy in the art of murder, and that he is practically the reincarnation of Zabuza.<ref name="second coming"/> In an anime-only fight, Suigetsu was also shown fighting hundreds of foes unarmed, showing that he is also capable in taijutsu.<ref> ''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 115</ref>
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Suigetsu is a capable fighter, or at least very confident in his abilities, since he has threatened [[Sasuke]] on more than one occasion and was capable of stopping [[Jūgo]]'s rampage with little difficulty. Kisame has noted him to be a child prodigy in the art of murder, and that he is practically the reincarnation of Zabuza.<ref name="second coming"/> In the anime, Suigetsu was also showed capable taijutsu skill, able to fight off hundreds of foes unarmed.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 115</ref>
   
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
==== Hōzuki Clan Techniques and Nature Transformation ====
 
==== Hōzuki Clan Techniques and Nature Transformation ====
 
[[File:Suigetsu in water.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu united with water.]]
 
[[File:Suigetsu in water.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu united with water.]]
As a member of the Hōzuki clan, Suigetsu is well versed in the clan's secret techniques. Suigetsu is able to transform his body into a [[Hydrification Technique|liquid form]], and to return to his solid bodily form at will. This ability also allows him to change his body shape, giving him the ability to [[Water Release: Great Water Arm Technique|increase the size of his limbs]], thus proportionally increasing his strength if necessary. It also makes striking him somewhat difficult; since he is made of liquid, any regular strike will go right through his watery form. When struck, part of the water he turns into can also split from his body, and be manipulated, for example, making a [[Drowning Water Blob Technique|water blob]] around one's head to drown them. As his body is water, he is also capable of merging with already existing water to increase his attack range, as seen when he fought against [[Killer B]], and to use [[Water Release]] techniques. When he passes out he enters a jelly-like state, as seen in the battle against Killer B.
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As a member of the Hōzuki clan, Suigetsu is well versed in the clan's secret techniques. Suigetsu is able to transform his body into a [[Hydrification Technique|liquid form]], and to return to his solid bodily form at will. This ability also allows him to change his body shape, giving him the ability to [[Water Release: Great Water Arm Technique|increase the size of his limbs]], thus proportionally increasing his strength if necessary.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 348, page 15</ref> It also makes striking him somewhat difficult; since he is made of liquid, any regular strike will go right through his watery form. When struck, part of the water he turns into can also split from his body, and be manipulated, for example, making a [[Drowning Water Blob Technique|water blob]] around one's head to drown them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 5</ref> As his body is water, he is also capable of merging with already existing water to increase his attack range, as seen when he fought against [[Killer B]], and to use [[Water Release]] techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 414, page2 4-5</ref> When he passes out he enters a jelly-like state, as seen in the battle against Killer B.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 414, page 15</ref> Also he can fire compressed, highly pressurised [[Water Gun Technique|water bullets]] from the tips of his index fingers, that can cause great damage,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 663, page 9</ref> able to fire it from both hands. A supplementary usage of his techniques is the ability to gather information via water such as rain, seen when he learned about the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] after his imprisonment.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 2</ref>
   
Suigetsu is seen carrying water bottles with him, as he frequently needs to consume water in order to stay hydrated. Due to his water-like body, he exhibits weakness against [[Lightning Release|lightning]]-based techniques, as exhibited in his defence of Sasuke against Killer B's chakra-charged strike against Sasuke.
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Suigetsu is seen carrying water bottles with him, as he frequently needs to consume water in order to stay hydrated. Due to his water-like body, he exhibits weakness against [[Lightning Release|lightning]]-based techniques, as exhibited in his defence of Sasuke against Killer B's chakra-charged strike against Sasuke.<ref name="Naruto chapter 412, page 2">''Naruto'' chapter 412, page 2</ref>
   
 
==== Kenjutsu ====
 
==== Kenjutsu ====
 
[[File:Zabuza's Blade.JPG|thumb|Suigetsu wielding the Kubikiribōchō.]]
 
[[File:Zabuza's Blade.JPG|thumb|Suigetsu wielding the Kubikiribōchō.]]
From his training days with the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, Suigetsu is quite adept at wielding [[Zabuza Momochi]]'s [[Kubikiribōchō]]. However, he lacks the high degree of physical strength Zabuza had, as carrying the sword around for long distances seems to tire him out. However, he partially makes up for this with his Hydrification Technique, which allows him to [[Water Release: Great Water Arm Technique|expand the muscles]] in his arms to help him wield such a heavy weapon with more ease. In addition to his own abilities, Suigetsu also has a good perception for swordsmanship skills, as he saw [[Killer B]] was a skilled swordsman almost instantly after the fight began. Suigetsu also seems to be very fast witnessed when he got away from [[A]]'s assault against Jūgo and almost got [[C]] from behind unexpectedly until [[Darui]] stopped Suigetsu from landing his assault and he was fast enough to intercept Killer B's attack on Sasuke. He is also skilled as he was able to clash toe-to-toe with a powerful opponent like Darui even with the Kubikiribōchō broken in half.
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From his training days with the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, Suigetsu is quite adept at wielding [[Zabuza Momochi]]'s [[Kubikiribōchō]]. However, he lacks the high degree of physical strength Zabuza had, as carrying the sword around for long distances seems to tire him out. However, he partially makes up for this with his Hydrification Technique, which allows him to [[Water Release: Great Water Arm Technique|expand the muscles]] in his arms to help him wield such a heavy weapon with more ease. In addition to his own abilities, Suigetsu also has a good perception for swordsmanship skills, as he saw [[Killer B]] was a skilled swordsman almost instantly after the fight began.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 411, page 11</ref> Suigetsu also seems to be very fast witnessed when he got away from [[A]]'s assault against Jūgo and almost got [[C]] from behind unexpectedly until [[Darui]] stopped Suigetsu from landing his assault and he was fast enough to intercept Killer B's attack on Sasuke.<ref name="Naruto chapter 412, page 2"/><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 2</ref> He is also skilled as he was able to clash toe-to-toe with a powerful opponent like Darui even with the Kubikiribōchō broken in half.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 7</ref>
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
 
[[File:Suigetsu threatens Sasuke.jpg|thumb|left|Suigetsu threatens Sasuke after being freed.]]
 
[[File:Suigetsu threatens Sasuke.jpg|thumb|left|Suigetsu threatens Sasuke after being freed.]]
Immediately after [[Sasuke]] defeated Orochimaru, he went into one of Orochimaru's many experimentation labs and freed Suigetsu, who was sealed inside a holding tube. After threatening Sasuke, holding his hand in a style reminiscent of the one used to perform his clan's [[Water Gun Technique]], he pointed out that he owed nothing to Sasuke for dealing with Orochimaru as there were many who wanted to do it and it was just a case where Sasuke was able to, because he was always in close proximity to Orochimaru. Suigetsu nevertheless agreed to join him in the hopes of meeting [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] and taking [[Samehada]] for himself. Once they left, Suigetsu had Sasuke take him to the [[Land of Waves]] to retrieve Zabuza's [[Kubikiribōchō]] from his [[Zabuza and Haku's Grave|grave]]. In the anime, the story of Suigetsu obtaining Zabuza's sword was expanded and lengthened out slightly for this episode in order to facilitate an earlier display of his abilities. The sword in question was taken from Zabuza's grave by a politician and crime boss named [[Tenzen Daikoku]], who wanted to take the sword as a trophy, and for "''revenge''" after losing many men during Zabuza's attempted coup years before.
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Immediately after [[Sasuke]] defeated Orochimaru, he went into one of Orochimaru's many experimentation labs and freed Suigetsu, who was sealed inside a holding tube. After threatening Sasuke, gesturing his hand to perform his clan's [[Water Gun Technique]], he pointed out that he owed nothing to Sasuke for dealing with Orochimaru as there were many who wanted to do it and it was just a case where Sasuke was able to, because he was always in close proximity to Orochimaru. Suigetsu nevertheless agreed to join him in the hopes of meeting Kisame and taking [[Samehada]] for himself. Once they left, Suigetsu had Sasuke take him to the [[Land of Waves]] to retrieve Zabuza's [[Kubikiribōchō]] from his [[Zabuza and Haku's Grave|grave]]. In the anime, the sword in question was taken from Zabuza's grave by a politician and crime boss named [[Tenzen Daikoku]], who wanted to take the sword as a trophy, and for "''revenge''" after losing many men during Zabuza's attempted coup years before.
   
They then went to the base where Karin resided, where Suigetsu was instructed to free all the prisoners. Before releasing them, however, Suigetsu told them to spread the word that Sasuke killed Orochimaru, and would bring peace to the world. As Sasuke hadn't ordered him to say these things, his motives appear to be unclear.
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After Kubikiribōchō was retrieved, Suigetsu and Sasuke then went to the base where Karin resided, where Suigetsu was instructed to free all the prisoners. Before releasing them, however, Suigetsu told them to spread the word that Sasuke killed Orochimaru, and would bring peace to the world. As Sasuke hadn't ordered him to say these things, his motives appear to be unclear.
   
 
[[File:Snake Authority Spell 1.jpg|thumb|right|Suigetsu and Jūgo caught with Sasuke's snakes.]]
 
[[File:Snake Authority Spell 1.jpg|thumb|right|Suigetsu and Jūgo caught with Sasuke's snakes.]]
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[[File:KisameXSuigetsu.png|thumb||right|Suigetsu clashing with Kisame.]]
 
[[File:KisameXSuigetsu.png|thumb||right|Suigetsu clashing with Kisame.]]
After they had rested and continued on their way, Sasuke found Itachi in an Akatsuki hideout. The clone of Itachi then guided Sasuke to an Uchiha hideout. On their way there, the group encountered [[Kisame Hoshigaki]], who told them Sasuke must go alone. Leaving Hebi behind, Suigetsu challenged Kisame to a battle, who gladly accepted, while Sasuke finally made Itachi's death a reality. It was later revealed that [[Zetsu]] interfered in the fight, leaving both Suigetsu and Kisame alive.
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After they had rested and continued on their way, Sasuke found Itachi in an Akatsuki hideout. The clone of Itachi then guided Sasuke to an Uchiha hideout. On their way there, the group encountered Kisame, who told them Sasuke must go alone. Leaving Hebi behind, Suigetsu challenged Kisame to a battle, who gladly accepted, while Sasuke finally made Itachi's death a reality. It was later revealed that [[Zetsu]] interfered in the fight, leaving both Suigetsu and Kisame alive.
 
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After Karin healed Sasuke, Suigetsu, together with Jūgo and Sasuke, engaged Killer B once more to no avail. At one point, Suigetsu succeeded in immobilising Killer B providing an opportunity for Sasuke to use a lightning attack. Unfortunately, to keep Killer B held, Suigetsu voluntarily received Sasuke's lightning technique as well, sustaining considerable damage.
 
After Karin healed Sasuke, Suigetsu, together with Jūgo and Sasuke, engaged Killer B once more to no avail. At one point, Suigetsu succeeded in immobilising Killer B providing an opportunity for Sasuke to use a lightning attack. Unfortunately, to keep Killer B held, Suigetsu voluntarily received Sasuke's lightning technique as well, sustaining considerable damage.
   
[[File:Suigetsu Vs Killer Bee.jpg|thumb|right|Suigetsu vs. Killer B in his Eight-Tails form.]]
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[[File:Suigetsu vs. B.png|thumb|right|Suigetsu vs. Killer B in his Eight-Tails form.]]
After severely wounding Sasuke, Killer B [[Killer B's Jinchūriki Forms#Full Tailed Beast Form|invokes his tailed beast form]] in order to deal with the rest of the group. Suigetsu, thrown into the water earlier, emerged, using [[Water Release: Demon Fish|the body of water]], to save his team-mates from what would been a devastating blow. Keeping the Eight-Tails at bay momentarily, Suigetsu valiantly told his weakened team members to escape, though somewhat amused that he was risking his life for them. When Killer B tried to use a [[Tailed Beast Ball]] on the team, Suigetsu used himself as a shield, keeping his team-mates safe.
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After severely wounding Sasuke, Killer B [[Tailed Beast Mode|invokes his tailed beast form]] in order to deal with the rest of the group. Suigetsu, thrown into the water earlier, emerged, using [[Water Release: Demon Fish|the body of water]], to save his team-mates from what would been a devastating blow. Keeping the Eight-Tails at bay momentarily, Suigetsu valiantly told his weakened team members to escape, though somewhat amused that he was risking his life for them. When Killer B tried to use a [[Tailed Beast Ball]] on the team, Suigetsu used himself as a shield, keeping his team-mates safe.
   
 
Although Suigetsu was left unconscious, he managed to gain the time Jūgo needed to revive Sasuke. By unleashing Amaterasu on the Eight-Tails, Sasuke was able to turn the tide, at last successfully capturing the Eight-Tails jinchūriki. After the battle was over, Jūgo carried Suigetsu away.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 414</ref> While Taka recuperated, Suigetsu recovered in a tank of water. He yelled at Karin for leaving his sword behind, but was later seen to have recovered it.
 
Although Suigetsu was left unconscious, he managed to gain the time Jūgo needed to revive Sasuke. By unleashing Amaterasu on the Eight-Tails, Sasuke was able to turn the tide, at last successfully capturing the Eight-Tails jinchūriki. After the battle was over, Jūgo carried Suigetsu away.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 414</ref> While Taka recuperated, Suigetsu recovered in a tank of water. He yelled at Karin for leaving his sword behind, but was later seen to have recovered it.
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=== Five Kage Summit Arc ===
 
=== Five Kage Summit Arc ===
[[File:Suigetsu vs darui.jpg|thumb|left|Suigetsu vs. Darui.]]
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[[File:Suigetsu vs darui.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu clashing with Darui.]]
 
Once healed, Taka set out for [[Konoha]]. Along the way they were intercepted by Tobi, who informed them of Konoha's destruction and their failure to capture the Eight-Tails. He convinced Sasuke to go to the Kage summit to kill [[Danzō]], so [[Zetsu]] led them to the [[Land of Iron]]. Upon their arrival Suigetsu scouted the area, in order to find a way to the summit, but he found that there were too many [[samurai]] patrolling the area. Jūgo found them an alternate route, where they were attacked by the samurai, having been exposed by Zetsu. As Sasuke killed their attackers, Suigetsu pointed out that he (Sasuke) was doing the very thing he forbid him to do. The [[Fourth Raikage]] soon arrived to fight Sasuke and Suigetsu tried to help, but the Raikage breaks his Kubikiribōchō in half. He used what remained of his blade to fight [[Darui]], and was able to hold his own, until Darui infused his own blade with electricity, allowing him to overpower Suigetsu and pin him to a wall. When Sasuke destroyed the room they were in, Suigetsu was freed. He retrieved his sword and regrouped with [[Jūgo]]. They contemplated following Sasuke and the Raikage, but decided that it would be too dangerous. Instead, they dressed up as samurai to gather information while avoiding drawing attention to themselves, at Suigetsu's suggestion. They were quickly detected, and Jūgo stated that it wasn't the best plan.
 
Once healed, Taka set out for [[Konoha]]. Along the way they were intercepted by Tobi, who informed them of Konoha's destruction and their failure to capture the Eight-Tails. He convinced Sasuke to go to the Kage summit to kill [[Danzō]], so [[Zetsu]] led them to the [[Land of Iron]]. Upon their arrival Suigetsu scouted the area, in order to find a way to the summit, but he found that there were too many [[samurai]] patrolling the area. Jūgo found them an alternate route, where they were attacked by the samurai, having been exposed by Zetsu. As Sasuke killed their attackers, Suigetsu pointed out that he (Sasuke) was doing the very thing he forbid him to do. The [[Fourth Raikage]] soon arrived to fight Sasuke and Suigetsu tried to help, but the Raikage breaks his Kubikiribōchō in half. He used what remained of his blade to fight [[Darui]], and was able to hold his own, until Darui infused his own blade with electricity, allowing him to overpower Suigetsu and pin him to a wall. When Sasuke destroyed the room they were in, Suigetsu was freed. He retrieved his sword and regrouped with [[Jūgo]]. They contemplated following Sasuke and the Raikage, but decided that it would be too dangerous. Instead, they dressed up as samurai to gather information while avoiding drawing attention to themselves, at Suigetsu's suggestion. They were quickly detected, and Jūgo stated that it wasn't the best plan.
   
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Suigetsu and Jūgo escape from the samurai compound. They walk through a forest and discuss their plans. Suigetsu tells Jūgo that even if they reunited with Sasuke and Karin, it wouldn't be a grand reunion of sorts as Karin wanted Sasuke to herself in order to seduce him. As they continue onwards, Suigetsu tells Jūgo that they'd continue to get in Karin's way which was his second favourite thing to do after collecting swords. They proceed to head towards one of Orochimaru's hideouts. On the way there, they learn about the war. After arriving, Jūgo and Suigetsu have a brief conversation before Jūgo loses control and attacks Suigetsu, who is unharmed. Breaking into a wall, Orochimaru's secret room is discovered and within it, Suigetsu finds a scroll — the contents of which greatly shocked him. He took the scroll and stated that it could be beneficial to Sasuke, and to possibly allow them to gain control of the war.
 
Suigetsu and Jūgo escape from the samurai compound. They walk through a forest and discuss their plans. Suigetsu tells Jūgo that even if they reunited with Sasuke and Karin, it wouldn't be a grand reunion of sorts as Karin wanted Sasuke to herself in order to seduce him. As they continue onwards, Suigetsu tells Jūgo that they'd continue to get in Karin's way which was his second favourite thing to do after collecting swords. They proceed to head towards one of Orochimaru's hideouts. On the way there, they learn about the war. After arriving, Jūgo and Suigetsu have a brief conversation before Jūgo loses control and attacks Suigetsu, who is unharmed. Breaking into a wall, Orochimaru's secret room is discovered and within it, Suigetsu finds a scroll — the contents of which greatly shocked him. He took the scroll and stated that it could be beneficial to Sasuke, and to possibly allow them to gain control of the war.
   
[[File:Jugo, Suigetsu find Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu and Jūgo find Sasuke.]]
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[[File:Suigetsu and Jugo find Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu and Jūgo find Sasuke.]]
 
Later, when Sasuke was left to contemplate his future actions after [[Itachi]]'s soul had been [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|released]], Jūgo and Suigetsu broke through the roof of the cave, and declared that they had finally found him. Suigetsu examined Kabuto's body and expressed his disgust at Kabuto's navel-snake while Jūgo found [[Anko Mitarashi]] unconscious on the cave's floor. When Sasuke asked them their purpose of coming there, Suigetsu handed him the scroll — the one with which he exclaimed that [[Taka|their group]] could use that to rule the shinobi world with — and making him cognisant of reincarnated Madara's presence even though Itachi forced Kabuto to release the Impure World Reincarnation, which left Sasuke dumbfounded.
 
Later, when Sasuke was left to contemplate his future actions after [[Itachi]]'s soul had been [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|released]], Jūgo and Suigetsu broke through the roof of the cave, and declared that they had finally found him. Suigetsu examined Kabuto's body and expressed his disgust at Kabuto's navel-snake while Jūgo found [[Anko Mitarashi]] unconscious on the cave's floor. When Sasuke asked them their purpose of coming there, Suigetsu handed him the scroll — the one with which he exclaimed that [[Taka|their group]] could use that to rule the shinobi world with — and making him cognisant of reincarnated Madara's presence even though Itachi forced Kabuto to release the Impure World Reincarnation, which left Sasuke dumbfounded.
 
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=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
 
=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
[[File:Suigetsu Hides Behind Kabuto.jpg|thumb|right|Suigetsu hides from Orochimaru.]]
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[[File:Suigetsu hides.png|thumb|right|Suigetsu hides from Orochimaru.]]
 
After Sasuke declared that he would revive [[Orochimaru]], Suigetsu vehemently opposed this and tried dissuading Sasuke from his actions to no avail. When Orochimaru emerged from Anko's [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], Suigetsu retreated behind Kabuto's immobile body and sheepishly greeted his former captor. Shocked when he heard that Orochimaru was not interested in the war that was going on, Suigetsu then quickly relocated to the other side of the cave when Orochimaru moved towards Kabuto. Declaring that Orochimaru was going to kill Kabuto, he is corrected by Jūgo who noted that Orochimaru was only draining his own chakra from within Kabuto. He later listened on, confused as Orochimaru told Sasuke that they were going somewhere he knew well.
 
After Sasuke declared that he would revive [[Orochimaru]], Suigetsu vehemently opposed this and tried dissuading Sasuke from his actions to no avail. When Orochimaru emerged from Anko's [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], Suigetsu retreated behind Kabuto's immobile body and sheepishly greeted his former captor. Shocked when he heard that Orochimaru was not interested in the war that was going on, Suigetsu then quickly relocated to the other side of the cave when Orochimaru moved towards Kabuto. Declaring that Orochimaru was going to kill Kabuto, he is corrected by Jūgo who noted that Orochimaru was only draining his own chakra from within Kabuto. He later listened on, confused as Orochimaru told Sasuke that they were going somewhere he knew well.
   
[[File:Sasuke arrives.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu, with the remainder of Taka and Orochimaru, arrive to their destination.]]
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[[File:Orochimaru, Sasuke, Jūgo and Suigetsu arrive.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu, with the remainder of Taka and Orochimaru, arrive to their destination.]]
 
Arriving in [[Konohagakure]], Suigetsu and the others sensed [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s chakra from a great distance away. Unperturbed, Sasuke told them to press on to their destination. Arriving at a dilapidated [[Uzumaki Clan's Mask Storage Temple|temple]], the group enters the shrine and retrieved a mask. Glad to have left the temple which spooked him somewhat, Suigetsu conversed with Orochimaru about his own desire to crush the village, as they re-entered Konoha and headed towards the [[Naka Shrine]]. Heading into the secret hall beneath the ruin, Suigetsu watched on as Orochimaru began the ritual, and assisted by subduing one of the [[Spore Technique|White Zetsu clones]] which Jūgo activated using [[natural energy]]. Prying open the clone's mouth, Suigetsu prepared to clone for Orochimaru's [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|abdication]] from his own wounded body and into the clone's. Suigetsu later watched on as the four previous [[Hokage]] are [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]]. Marvelling that Hashirama Senju stood before him, Suigetsu was later underwhelmed by how contrary the legend's personality was. He would later cower in fear, however, as Tobirama and Hashirama faced-off when the former wanted to attack them because of Sasuke's declaration to exact revenge on the village. Stuck in a half-liquid form, Suigetsu cowered behind Orochimaru as the [[Naka Shrine]] is almost destroyed around them from the encounter.
 
Arriving in [[Konohagakure]], Suigetsu and the others sensed [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s chakra from a great distance away. Unperturbed, Sasuke told them to press on to their destination. Arriving at a dilapidated [[Uzumaki Clan's Mask Storage Temple|temple]], the group enters the shrine and retrieved a mask. Glad to have left the temple which spooked him somewhat, Suigetsu conversed with Orochimaru about his own desire to crush the village, as they re-entered Konoha and headed towards the [[Naka Shrine]]. Heading into the secret hall beneath the ruin, Suigetsu watched on as Orochimaru began the ritual, and assisted by subduing one of the [[Spore Technique|White Zetsu clones]] which Jūgo activated using [[natural energy]]. Prying open the clone's mouth, Suigetsu prepared to clone for Orochimaru's [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|abdication]] from his own wounded body and into the clone's. Suigetsu later watched on as the four previous [[Hokage]] are [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]]. Marvelling that Hashirama Senju stood before him, Suigetsu was later underwhelmed by how contrary the legend's personality was. He would later cower in fear, however, as Tobirama and Hashirama faced-off when the former wanted to attack them because of Sasuke's declaration to exact revenge on the village. Stuck in a half-liquid form, Suigetsu cowered behind Orochimaru as the [[Naka Shrine]] is almost destroyed around them from the encounter.
   
Listening on as the dialogue between the Hokage and Sasuke, Suigetsu is shocked to hear that Sasuke was joining to battle to stop Madara and protect his brother's sacrifice. Questioning Jūgo as to what he would do, Suigetsu was further dismayed to hear that he would remain by Sasuke's side. Not wanting to be caught in a war with what he considered the four most powerful reincarnations and three monsters, the young man schemed to escape as soon as he got an opportunity. His escape, however, was cut off by Karin's appearance where they were as she began to pulverise the confused Suigetsu. The young man would later note that now an idiot had joined the fray. Afterwards, he is seen accompanying Orochimaru and Karin to the location of the five Kage, watching as the former commented on Tsunade's bad condition.
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Listening on as the dialogue between the Hokage and Sasuke, Suigetsu is shocked to hear that Sasuke was joining to battle to stop Madara and protect his brother's sacrifice. Questioning Jūgo as to what he would do, Suigetsu was further dismayed to hear that he would remain by Sasuke's side. Not wanting to be caught in a war with what he considered the four most powerful reincarnations and three monsters, the young man schemed to escape as soon as he got an opportunity. His escape, however, was cut off by Karin's appearance where they were as she began to pulverise the confused Suigetsu. The young man would later note that now an idiot had joined the fray. Afterwards, he accompanies Orochimaru and Karin to the location of the five [[Kage]], watching as the former commented on [[Tsunade]]'s bad condition.
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[[File:Taka helps Tsunade.png|thumb|Suigetsu and Karin heal Tsunade.]]
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Commenting on the size of the [[Katsuyu|slugs]] before them, Suigetsu wondered just how much salt would be needed to kill them which struck up and argument between him and Karin. After being threatened by Orochimaru, the two made their way towards Tsunade to heal her. Suigetsu pieces the Hokage back together while Karin healed her. Afterwards, the trio took their leave from the Hokage, making their way to the main battlefield. Upon arriving on the battlefield, Suigetsu greeted Jūgo and Sasuke before commenting on the size of the Ten-Tails' tree form and just how long it would take to cut it down. Interrupting Karin's daydream about Sasuke, Suigetsu reminded her that her role on the battlefield would be to to help in the recovery of the shinobi.
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=== Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc ===
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[[File:Double Water Gun.png|thumb|left|Suigetsu attacks Guruguru.]]
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After the Allied Forces managed to separate Obito from the Ten-Tails, a [[Guruguru]] appears and ravaged the forces. Suigetsu and his team then engaged the Zetsu clone. Though first surprised as Karin led the charge manifesting [[Chakra Chains]], he follows up her attack with his [[Water Gun Technique]], which destroyed part of Guruguru's head revealing someone inside the clone. The team is able to elude their assaulter and with that, hastily made their way to where Sasuke was, to which Karin grimly said a sinister chakra was near him. Upon arriving, they discovered the new chakra signature was from Kabuto, having escaped the loop of Itachi's [[Izanami]]. While Suigetsu assumed Kabuto was trying to assimilate, having merged his being with Sasuke, Kabuto plainly stated that he no longer desired Sasuke, rather was attempting to heal him. Orochimaru asks his former assistant why he was doing this, Kabuto explained that his experience under Izanami's power restored his clarity on who he really was, now merely wishing to return to Konohagakure orphange he grew up in. Suigetsu didn't believe Kabuto as he helped instigate the war in the first place. Kabuto solemnly admitted his mistake, selfishly involving the world in his own personal problem and sought to correct it. Eventually, Kabuto succeeded in healing Sasuke, who quickly returned to his feet and was ready to resume the battle. Suigetsu and the others were later caught in the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] cast by Madara.
   
 
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** The full phrase of which Suigetsu's name comes is {{translation|Kyōka Suigetsu|鏡花水月|lit meaning=mirror flower water moon}}, meaning the moon reflected in water and a flower in a mirror are things that can be seen but not held; this is a Chinese proverb for seeing and desiring something that is a dream that cannot be easily grasped in hand, teaching people about temptations.
 
** The full phrase of which Suigetsu's name comes is {{translation|Kyōka Suigetsu|鏡花水月|lit meaning=mirror flower water moon}}, meaning the moon reflected in water and a flower in a mirror are things that can be seen but not held; this is a Chinese proverb for seeing and desiring something that is a dream that cannot be easily grasped in hand, teaching people about temptations.
 
* {{translation|Hōzuki|鬼灯|lit meaning=demon lantern" or "demon lamplight}} is the Japanese word for the [[Wikipedia:Physalis alkekengi|Chinese Lantern]], a plant bearing fruit which resemble Chinese paper lanterns; like all members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen, his surname is derived from a type of [[Wikipedia:Physalis alkekengi|produce]].
 
* {{translation|Hōzuki|鬼灯|lit meaning=demon lantern" or "demon lamplight}} is the Japanese word for the [[Wikipedia:Physalis alkekengi|Chinese Lantern]], a plant bearing fruit which resemble Chinese paper lanterns; like all members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen, his surname is derived from a type of [[Wikipedia:Physalis alkekengi|produce]].
* Suigetsu seems to need to keep himself hydrated by drinking water, especially when travelling long distances.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 349, page 3</ref>
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* Suigetsu seems to need to keep himself hydrated by drinking water, especially when travelling long distances.<ref name="Naruto chapter 349, page 3">''Naruto'' chapter 349, page 3</ref>
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
** Suigetsu wishes to fight Kisame and the other Seven Ninja Swordsmen members.
 
** Suigetsu wishes to fight Kisame and the other Seven Ninja Swordsmen members.
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** Suigetsu has completed 92 official missions in total: 2 D-rank, 33 C-rank, 40 B-rank, 13 A-rank, 4 S-rank.
 
** Suigetsu has completed 92 official missions in total: 2 D-rank, 33 C-rank, 40 B-rank, 13 A-rank, 4 S-rank.
 
* In the [[Omake#Karin's Obsession|omake]] of ''[[Naruto: Shippūden]]'' episode [[Surname is Sarutobi, Given Name, Konohamaru|161]], he asked [[Karin]] the reason why she is in the male's room. He then looks for his toothbrush which was mistakenly taken by Karin thinking its Sasuke's.
 
* In the [[Omake#Karin's Obsession|omake]] of ''[[Naruto: Shippūden]]'' episode [[Surname is Sarutobi, Given Name, Konohamaru|161]], he asked [[Karin]] the reason why she is in the male's room. He then looks for his toothbrush which was mistakenly taken by Karin thinking its Sasuke's.
* While not officially a member of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]], he can be used in the ''Ninja Storm'' games alongside actual members to form the Mist Ninja Swordsman team.
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* While not officially a member of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]], he can be used in the ''Ninja Storm'' games alongside actual members to form the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist team.
 
* Even though he is afraid of [[Orochimaru]] at first, when he and [[Jūgo]] arrive at [[Konohagakure]], he suggests that they should destroy the village while all the shinobi are in combat with the [[Ten-Tails]], revealing that he still pledges some vestige of loyalty to Orochimaru. However, Orochimaru claims that he is no longer [[Hebi]], or of the snake, referencing to Jūgo and Suigetsu's joining up with Sasuke and forming Taka.
 
* Even though he is afraid of [[Orochimaru]] at first, when he and [[Jūgo]] arrive at [[Konohagakure]], he suggests that they should destroy the village while all the shinobi are in combat with the [[Ten-Tails]], revealing that he still pledges some vestige of loyalty to Orochimaru. However, Orochimaru claims that he is no longer [[Hebi]], or of the snake, referencing to Jūgo and Suigetsu's joining up with Sasuke and forming Taka.
   
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* (To [[Sasuke]]) "''You really do talk like you're in charge… Let's make our relationship extremely clear, shall we? Just because you defeated Orochimaru, doesn't put you in charge here… Everyone was after him, someone would have taken him out sooner or later… Orochimaru liked you, otherwise you'd be locked up, not by his side. You simply had more chances to kill him than the rest of us.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 347, pages 3-5</ref>
 
* (To [[Sasuke]]) "''You really do talk like you're in charge… Let's make our relationship extremely clear, shall we? Just because you defeated Orochimaru, doesn't put you in charge here… Everyone was after him, someone would have taken him out sooner or later… Orochimaru liked you, otherwise you'd be locked up, not by his side. You simply had more chances to kill him than the rest of us.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 347, pages 3-5</ref>
 
* (After finding the [[Kubikiribōchō]]) "''I'm amazed it's somewhere like this… Zabuza, this is mine now. It's heavy… the great beheading sword of the the demon Zabuza of Kirigakure!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 347, pages 14-15</ref>
 
* (After finding the [[Kubikiribōchō]]) "''I'm amazed it's somewhere like this… Zabuza, this is mine now. It's heavy… the great beheading sword of the the demon Zabuza of Kirigakure!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 347, pages 14-15</ref>
* (To his [[Taka|team]]) "''Aren't you guys tired? Let's take a break.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 349, page 3</ref>
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* (To his [[Taka|team]]) "''Aren't you guys tired? Let's take a break.''"<ref name="Naruto chapter 349, page 3"/>
 
* (To himself) "''I can't believe I'd be protecting their hides this often!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 414, page 5</ref>
 
* (To himself) "''I can't believe I'd be protecting their hides this often!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 414, page 5</ref>
 
* (To [[Jūgo]] about Sasuke and [[Karin]]) {{translation|''"Kukuh! Ya know, when those two're together, I can't help but want to cut them apart…! It's something like… Being driven by this urge to want to cut things in two, right… That's me!!"''|「ククッ!くっつきそうなあいつらの間をぶった切るのがたまんなくてさァ…!なんかこう…全てのものをぶった切って二つにしたい衝動にかられるんだよね…ボクって!!」|"Kukuh! Kuttsuki sō na aitsura no aida o buttagiru no ga tamannakute saa…! Nanka kō… Subete no mono o buttagitte futatsu ni shitai shōdō ni karareru nda yo ne… Boku tte!!"}}<ref name="chpt574"/>
 
* (To [[Jūgo]] about Sasuke and [[Karin]]) {{translation|''"Kukuh! Ya know, when those two're together, I can't help but want to cut them apart…! It's something like… Being driven by this urge to want to cut things in two, right… That's me!!"''|「ククッ!くっつきそうなあいつらの間をぶった切るのがたまんなくてさァ…!なんかこう…全てのものをぶった切って二つにしたい衝動にかられるんだよね…ボクって!!」|"Kukuh! Kuttsuki sō na aitsura no aida o buttagiru no ga tamannakute saa…! Nanka kō… Subete no mono o buttagitte futatsu ni shitai shōdō ni karareru nda yo ne… Boku tte!!"}}<ref name="chpt574"/>

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Suigetsu

(鬼灯水月, Hōzuki Suigetsu)

  • Second Coming of the Demon (鬼人の再来, Kijin no Sairai)[2]
Debut
Manga Chapter #346
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #115
Game Naruto Shippūden: Dragon Blade Chronicles
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Aquarius February 18
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part II: 16-17
Height
  • Part II: 177.4 cm1.774 m
    5.82 ft
    69.843 in
Weight
  • Part II: 57 kg125.663 lb
Blood type B
Affiliation
Team
Clan
Family

Nature Type
Jutsu

Tools

Suigetsu Hōzuki (鬼灯水月, Hōzuki Suigetsu) is from Kirigakure's Hōzuki clan. Heralded as the Second Coming of the Demon (鬼人の再来, Kijin no Sairai), Suigetsu dreams of gathering all the swords of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. This dream was cut short when he was captured by Orochimaru, but by joining forces with Sasuke Uchiha he finds an opportunity to resume its pursuit.

Background Edit

Suigetsu was born in Kirigakure and was reputed alongside his brother, Mangetsu, to be the incarnation of the demon Zabuza Momochi. He and Mangetsu aspired to inherit the title of Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. This acted as their motivation to finish cruel missions day by day. While Mangetsu eventually became one of the seven, Suigetsu's motivation was shattered with the premature death of his brother, and he changed his ambition to "collecting all of the swords", in order to retrieve all seven original blades that has been passed down by the swordsmen, so that he could rebuild the group and become its leader.[3]

With the humiliation of being captured and experimented on by Orochimaru and Kabuto Yakushi, his ambition was put on hold. Through these experiments, Kabuto at least, was able to replicate Suigetsu's unique secret ability to liquefy himself at will.[4] At some point in the past, he had to fight with Jūgo.[5]

Personality Edit

Suigetsu appears to be indifferent, caring only for a few things around him. He spends a considerable amount of time mocking and/or being beaten up by Karin. Despite showing initial dislike towards his team-mates, Suigetsu has grown fond of them, and was willing to risk his own life to protect them against the Eight-Tails.

Kisame Hoshigaki claims that Suigetsu is a prodigy in the art of murder, as he has a habit of chopping off his victim's limbs before beheading them.[6] Suigetsu, despite addressing him with the honourific term "senpai", wants to defeat him and take his sword, noting to Sasuke that he will one day serve him as "shark fin soup" (a reference to Kisame's shark-like appearance) after Sasuke suggested that he was not yet strong enough to defeat Kisame, showing it to be a sign of sarcasm rather than respect for Kisame.

Suigetsu's personality

Suigetsu expressing his passion for cutting things.

As a prodigy at the art of murder, Suigetsu has a certain love for killing, but he refrains from doing so at Sasuke's request. However, there are several occasions where he has killed people when he believed Sasuke wouldn't notice. Suigetsu has been shown to have thoughts such as "just this once" and "he'll forgive me". However, he was noticeably upset that Sasuke killed several samurai during the attack on the Kage Summit, pointing out how many times Sasuke had told him not to kill anyone, his anger may have had more to do with Sasuke being a hypocrite than the samurai's deaths. He was described to have a belligerent personality,[1] witnessed through his hostile and aggressive attitude most times.

Suigetsu has a passion for collecting exotic swords: he made it his goal to collect all the swords from the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. He took Zabuza Momochi's Kubikiribōchō and joined Hebi only to take Kisame Hoshigaki's Samehada. He even went into great detail to explain about the seven swords to Jūgo, with a passionate tone to his storytelling. However, his passion doesn't seem to be entirely limited to the seven blades, as he also expressed interest in Darui's sword. His ultimate goal however, is to collect the seven blades, so he can reform the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and become their leader. Along with this passion for collecting swords, Suigetsu is very mischievous and as such, takes great joy in foiling Karin's plans to be alone with Sasuke and has stated that it is his second favourite thing to do.[7] By his own admission, Suigetsu has an impulse to cut things up, be it a person or relationships, as he does with Sasuke and Karin.[8]

Suigetsu apparently also likes animals somewhat seen from his attempt to play with the talking ninja cats from the abandoned Uchiha warehouse at one point. He also lectured Sasuke on treating animals better after Sasuke used Manda to shield himself from Deidara's suicide technique, which resulted in Manda's death. Suigetsu also has what seems to be a chronic fear of Orochimaru, which is to be expected due to the latter imprisoning and experimenting on him. This fear was witnessed when Sasuke declared that he would revive Orochimaru and Suigetsu's ensuing attempt to dissuade him from doing so. When Orochimaru was revived, Suigetsu even refused to stay on the same side of the cave with him, retreating to opposite ends depending on where Orochimaru went.[9] On the other hand while always being wary of Orochimaru and his intentions, Suigetsu willingly offered to help his former jailer attack Konoha and then later even referred to Orochimaru using honourific while obeying his orders.[10] Also, despite his confidence (if not arrogance), he would show a rather cowardly side when someone of a clearly higher calibre directs their killing intent at him, as he hid behind Orochimaru in fear during an exchange between Tobirama and Hashirama Senju.[11] He also seems to retain a sarcastic sense of humour even in serious situations, this trait being exemplified when, as Kabuto was healing Sasuke, he asked Kabuto if he was trying to absorb Sasuke, and if he wanted to be 'Kabuke' or 'Sasuto'.[12]

Appearance Edit

Suigetsu body

Suigetsu's full appearance.

Suigetsu is a lean-built young man of average height, straight white hair with a light-blue tint to it in the anime, purple eyes, and like all members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist pointed teeth — one of which sticks out even when his mouth is closed. He wears a purple, sleeveless shirt with blue pants, sandals and a belt around his waist with water bottles attached to it. He also wears another belt strapped to his chest which he uses to carry the Kubikiribōchō. Due to his special body, Suigetsu is able to alter his form at will, usually to aid in his techniques and when rendered unconscious, he is reduced to a jelly-like state. Whenever he is seen recovering from these unconscious states he is placed in a large tank of water and resembles a fish-like being.[13]

Abilities Edit

Suigetsu is a capable fighter, or at least very confident in his abilities, since he has threatened Sasuke on more than one occasion and was capable of stopping Jūgo's rampage with little difficulty. Kisame has noted him to be a child prodigy in the art of murder, and that he is practically the reincarnation of Zabuza.[6] In the anime, Suigetsu was also showed capable taijutsu skill, able to fight off hundreds of foes unarmed.[14]

Ninjutsu Edit

Hōzuki Clan Techniques and Nature Transformation Edit

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Suigetsu united with water.

As a member of the Hōzuki clan, Suigetsu is well versed in the clan's secret techniques. Suigetsu is able to transform his body into a liquid form, and to return to his solid bodily form at will. This ability also allows him to change his body shape, giving him the ability to increase the size of his limbs, thus proportionally increasing his strength if necessary.[15] It also makes striking him somewhat difficult; since he is made of liquid, any regular strike will go right through his watery form. When struck, part of the water he turns into can also split from his body, and be manipulated, for example, making a water blob around one's head to drown them.[16] As his body is water, he is also capable of merging with already existing water to increase his attack range, as seen when he fought against Killer B, and to use Water Release techniques.[17] When he passes out he enters a jelly-like state, as seen in the battle against Killer B.[18] Also he can fire compressed, highly pressurised water bullets from the tips of his index fingers, that can cause great damage,[19] able to fire it from both hands. A supplementary usage of his techniques is the ability to gather information via water such as rain, seen when he learned about the Fourth Shinobi World War after his imprisonment.[20]

Suigetsu is seen carrying water bottles with him, as he frequently needs to consume water in order to stay hydrated. Due to his water-like body, he exhibits weakness against lightning-based techniques, as exhibited in his defence of Sasuke against Killer B's chakra-charged strike against Sasuke.[21]

Kenjutsu Edit

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Suigetsu wielding the Kubikiribōchō.

From his training days with the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, Suigetsu is quite adept at wielding Zabuza Momochi's Kubikiribōchō. However, he lacks the high degree of physical strength Zabuza had, as carrying the sword around for long distances seems to tire him out. However, he partially makes up for this with his Hydrification Technique, which allows him to expand the muscles in his arms to help him wield such a heavy weapon with more ease. In addition to his own abilities, Suigetsu also has a good perception for swordsmanship skills, as he saw Killer B was a skilled swordsman almost instantly after the fight began.[22] Suigetsu also seems to be very fast witnessed when he got away from A's assault against Jūgo and almost got C from behind unexpectedly until Darui stopped Suigetsu from landing his assault and he was fast enough to intercept Killer B's attack on Sasuke.[21][23] He is also skilled as he was able to clash toe-to-toe with a powerful opponent like Darui even with the Kubikiribōchō broken in half.[24]

Part II Edit

Itachi Pursuit Arc Edit

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Suigetsu threatens Sasuke after being freed.

Immediately after Sasuke defeated Orochimaru, he went into one of Orochimaru's many experimentation labs and freed Suigetsu, who was sealed inside a holding tube. After threatening Sasuke, gesturing his hand to perform his clan's Water Gun Technique, he pointed out that he owed nothing to Sasuke for dealing with Orochimaru as there were many who wanted to do it and it was just a case where Sasuke was able to, because he was always in close proximity to Orochimaru. Suigetsu nevertheless agreed to join him in the hopes of meeting Kisame and taking Samehada for himself. Once they left, Suigetsu had Sasuke take him to the Land of Waves to retrieve Zabuza's Kubikiribōchō from his grave. In the anime, the sword in question was taken from Zabuza's grave by a politician and crime boss named Tenzen Daikoku, who wanted to take the sword as a trophy, and for "revenge" after losing many men during Zabuza's attempted coup years before.

After Kubikiribōchō was retrieved, Suigetsu and Sasuke then went to the base where Karin resided, where Suigetsu was instructed to free all the prisoners. Before releasing them, however, Suigetsu told them to spread the word that Sasuke killed Orochimaru, and would bring peace to the world. As Sasuke hadn't ordered him to say these things, his motives appear to be unclear.

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Suigetsu and Jūgo caught with Sasuke's snakes.

Once Karin was persuaded to join, they headed to meet with Jūgo. They had to fight their way through an army of people branded with the Cursed Seals to reach him, and, under Sasuke's orders, were told not to kill any of them whilst subduing them. When they found Jūgo, who promptly attacked them, Suigetsu attempted to kill him. However, Sasuke intervened, and threatened to kill both of them if they didn't stop fighting. Jūgo eventually calmed down, and, with some persuasion on Sasuke's part, was recruited. Afterwards, Sasuke told them their mission and their new team's name; they would be known as "Hebi", and their mission was to find Itachi Uchiha.

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Suigetsu interrogating Ginji.

Soon afterwards the team split up, searching for information about Itachi's whereabouts. This led Suigetsu to a bank where Akatsuki member Kakuzu's banker Ginji was. Recognising him as such, Suigetsu threatened him to talk.[25] Seeing Deidara's large suicide bomb's explosion, Suigetsu was drawn to the site of Sasuke's battle with Deidara, where he had used a special seal to summon Manda and had used the snake to escape the explosion. It had, however, been a little too late, and Manda died, making Suigetsu tell Sasuke that he should treat animals a little better.

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Suigetsu clashing with Kisame.

After they had rested and continued on their way, Sasuke found Itachi in an Akatsuki hideout. The clone of Itachi then guided Sasuke to an Uchiha hideout. On their way there, the group encountered Kisame, who told them Sasuke must go alone. Leaving Hebi behind, Suigetsu challenged Kisame to a battle, who gladly accepted, while Sasuke finally made Itachi's death a reality. It was later revealed that Zetsu interfered in the fight, leaving both Suigetsu and Kisame alive.

Invasion of Pain Arc Edit

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Suigetsu intercepts B's attack.

Hebi, now renamed "Taka", began working with Akatsuki. They went to Kumogakure and confronted Killer B, the jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails. Suigetsu attacked him first, but was quickly disarmed. Both Jūgo and Sasuke's individual attempts at subduing Killer B failed as well, and Sasuke would have suffered fatal injuries had Suigetsu not intervened to spare him a finishing blow from the jinchūriki. However, Killer B's electric attack overwhelmed Suigetsu, cleaving a substantial tear in his sword, and it would have severed in half had Sasuke not nullified the attack in time.

After Karin healed Sasuke, Suigetsu, together with Jūgo and Sasuke, engaged Killer B once more to no avail. At one point, Suigetsu succeeded in immobilising Killer B providing an opportunity for Sasuke to use a lightning attack. Unfortunately, to keep Killer B held, Suigetsu voluntarily received Sasuke's lightning technique as well, sustaining considerable damage.

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Suigetsu vs. Killer B in his Eight-Tails form.

After severely wounding Sasuke, Killer B invokes his tailed beast form in order to deal with the rest of the group. Suigetsu, thrown into the water earlier, emerged, using the body of water, to save his team-mates from what would been a devastating blow. Keeping the Eight-Tails at bay momentarily, Suigetsu valiantly told his weakened team members to escape, though somewhat amused that he was risking his life for them. When Killer B tried to use a Tailed Beast Ball on the team, Suigetsu used himself as a shield, keeping his team-mates safe.

Although Suigetsu was left unconscious, he managed to gain the time Jūgo needed to revive Sasuke. By unleashing Amaterasu on the Eight-Tails, Sasuke was able to turn the tide, at last successfully capturing the Eight-Tails jinchūriki. After the battle was over, Jūgo carried Suigetsu away.[26] While Taka recuperated, Suigetsu recovered in a tank of water. He yelled at Karin for leaving his sword behind, but was later seen to have recovered it.

Konoha History Arc Edit

Main article: Konoha History Arc

Five Kage Summit Arc Edit

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Suigetsu clashing with Darui.

Once healed, Taka set out for Konoha. Along the way they were intercepted by Tobi, who informed them of Konoha's destruction and their failure to capture the Eight-Tails. He convinced Sasuke to go to the Kage summit to kill Danzō, so Zetsu led them to the Land of Iron. Upon their arrival Suigetsu scouted the area, in order to find a way to the summit, but he found that there were too many samurai patrolling the area. Jūgo found them an alternate route, where they were attacked by the samurai, having been exposed by Zetsu. As Sasuke killed their attackers, Suigetsu pointed out that he (Sasuke) was doing the very thing he forbid him to do. The Fourth Raikage soon arrived to fight Sasuke and Suigetsu tried to help, but the Raikage breaks his Kubikiribōchō in half. He used what remained of his blade to fight Darui, and was able to hold his own, until Darui infused his own blade with electricity, allowing him to overpower Suigetsu and pin him to a wall. When Sasuke destroyed the room they were in, Suigetsu was freed. He retrieved his sword and regrouped with Jūgo. They contemplated following Sasuke and the Raikage, but decided that it would be too dangerous. Instead, they dressed up as samurai to gather information while avoiding drawing attention to themselves, at Suigetsu's suggestion. They were quickly detected, and Jūgo stated that it wasn't the best plan.

Shinobi World War Arc Edit

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Suigetsu and Jūgo escape.

As the war was being waged, Suigetsu and Jūgo escape their cell in the Land of Iron, having taken care of the guards, and stating that security had got looser. Suigetsu said he wanted to go looking for his Kubikiribōchō, to which Jūgo agrees to help. He then states that Jūgo is nicer than Karin, and then they decide to look for her as well. During their search for the sword, Jūgo asks why Suigetsu, being a person who gets bored easily, is so particularly obsessed with those swords. Suigetsu then reveals his dream of reforming the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and becoming their leader.[3]

Suigetsu and Jūgo escape from the samurai compound. They walk through a forest and discuss their plans. Suigetsu tells Jūgo that even if they reunited with Sasuke and Karin, it wouldn't be a grand reunion of sorts as Karin wanted Sasuke to herself in order to seduce him. As they continue onwards, Suigetsu tells Jūgo that they'd continue to get in Karin's way which was his second favourite thing to do after collecting swords. They proceed to head towards one of Orochimaru's hideouts. On the way there, they learn about the war. After arriving, Jūgo and Suigetsu have a brief conversation before Jūgo loses control and attacks Suigetsu, who is unharmed. Breaking into a wall, Orochimaru's secret room is discovered and within it, Suigetsu finds a scroll — the contents of which greatly shocked him. He took the scroll and stated that it could be beneficial to Sasuke, and to possibly allow them to gain control of the war.

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Suigetsu and Jūgo find Sasuke.

Later, when Sasuke was left to contemplate his future actions after Itachi's soul had been released, Jūgo and Suigetsu broke through the roof of the cave, and declared that they had finally found him. Suigetsu examined Kabuto's body and expressed his disgust at Kabuto's navel-snake while Jūgo found Anko Mitarashi unconscious on the cave's floor. When Sasuke asked them their purpose of coming there, Suigetsu handed him the scroll — the one with which he exclaimed that their group could use that to rule the shinobi world with — and making him cognisant of reincarnated Madara's presence even though Itachi forced Kabuto to release the Impure World Reincarnation, which left Sasuke dumbfounded.

Ten-Tails Revival Arc Edit

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Suigetsu hides from Orochimaru.

After Sasuke declared that he would revive Orochimaru, Suigetsu vehemently opposed this and tried dissuading Sasuke from his actions to no avail. When Orochimaru emerged from Anko's Cursed Seal of Heaven, Suigetsu retreated behind Kabuto's immobile body and sheepishly greeted his former captor. Shocked when he heard that Orochimaru was not interested in the war that was going on, Suigetsu then quickly relocated to the other side of the cave when Orochimaru moved towards Kabuto. Declaring that Orochimaru was going to kill Kabuto, he is corrected by Jūgo who noted that Orochimaru was only draining his own chakra from within Kabuto. He later listened on, confused as Orochimaru told Sasuke that they were going somewhere he knew well.

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Suigetsu, with the remainder of Taka and Orochimaru, arrive to their destination.

Arriving in Konohagakure, Suigetsu and the others sensed Naruto Uzumaki's chakra from a great distance away. Unperturbed, Sasuke told them to press on to their destination. Arriving at a dilapidated temple, the group enters the shrine and retrieved a mask. Glad to have left the temple which spooked him somewhat, Suigetsu conversed with Orochimaru about his own desire to crush the village, as they re-entered Konoha and headed towards the Naka Shrine. Heading into the secret hall beneath the ruin, Suigetsu watched on as Orochimaru began the ritual, and assisted by subduing one of the White Zetsu clones which Jūgo activated using natural energy. Prying open the clone's mouth, Suigetsu prepared to clone for Orochimaru's abdication from his own wounded body and into the clone's. Suigetsu later watched on as the four previous Hokage are reincarnated. Marvelling that Hashirama Senju stood before him, Suigetsu was later underwhelmed by how contrary the legend's personality was. He would later cower in fear, however, as Tobirama and Hashirama faced-off when the former wanted to attack them because of Sasuke's declaration to exact revenge on the village. Stuck in a half-liquid form, Suigetsu cowered behind Orochimaru as the Naka Shrine is almost destroyed around them from the encounter.

Listening on as the dialogue between the Hokage and Sasuke, Suigetsu is shocked to hear that Sasuke was joining to battle to stop Madara and protect his brother's sacrifice. Questioning Jūgo as to what he would do, Suigetsu was further dismayed to hear that he would remain by Sasuke's side. Not wanting to be caught in a war with what he considered the four most powerful reincarnations and three monsters, the young man schemed to escape as soon as he got an opportunity. His escape, however, was cut off by Karin's appearance where they were as she began to pulverise the confused Suigetsu. The young man would later note that now an idiot had joined the fray. Afterwards, he accompanies Orochimaru and Karin to the location of the five Kage, watching as the former commented on Tsunade's bad condition.

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Suigetsu and Karin heal Tsunade.

Commenting on the size of the slugs before them, Suigetsu wondered just how much salt would be needed to kill them which struck up and argument between him and Karin. After being threatened by Orochimaru, the two made their way towards Tsunade to heal her. Suigetsu pieces the Hokage back together while Karin healed her. Afterwards, the trio took their leave from the Hokage, making their way to the main battlefield. Upon arriving on the battlefield, Suigetsu greeted Jūgo and Sasuke before commenting on the size of the Ten-Tails' tree form and just how long it would take to cut it down. Interrupting Karin's daydream about Sasuke, Suigetsu reminded her that her role on the battlefield would be to to help in the recovery of the shinobi.

Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc Edit

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Suigetsu attacks Guruguru.

After the Allied Forces managed to separate Obito from the Ten-Tails, a Guruguru appears and ravaged the forces. Suigetsu and his team then engaged the Zetsu clone. Though first surprised as Karin led the charge manifesting Chakra Chains, he follows up her attack with his Water Gun Technique, which destroyed part of Guruguru's head revealing someone inside the clone. The team is able to elude their assaulter and with that, hastily made their way to where Sasuke was, to which Karin grimly said a sinister chakra was near him. Upon arriving, they discovered the new chakra signature was from Kabuto, having escaped the loop of Itachi's Izanami. While Suigetsu assumed Kabuto was trying to assimilate, having merged his being with Sasuke, Kabuto plainly stated that he no longer desired Sasuke, rather was attempting to heal him. Orochimaru asks his former assistant why he was doing this, Kabuto explained that his experience under Izanami's power restored his clarity on who he really was, now merely wishing to return to Konohagakure orphange he grew up in. Suigetsu didn't believe Kabuto as he helped instigate the war in the first place. Kabuto solemnly admitted his mistake, selfishly involving the world in his own personal problem and sought to correct it. Eventually, Kabuto succeeded in healing Sasuke, who quickly returned to his feet and was ready to resume the battle. Suigetsu and the others were later caught in the Infinite Tsukuyomi cast by Madara.

Video Games Edit

Suigetsu Hōzuki is a playable character in the following video games:

Game name Japanese release English release
Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna Drive 15 July 2010 22 March 2011
Naruto Shippūden: Shinobi Rumble 22 April 2010 8 February 2011
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 10 December 2009 11 May 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 21 October 2010 19 October 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 18 April 2013 5 March 2013
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations 23 February 2012 13 March 2012
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 11 September 2014 16 September 2014

Trivia Edit

  • Suigetsu (水月; Literally meaning "water moon") is a poetic term for the moon reflecting on the surface of the water. As an extension of this, the word can also refer to something illusory, without true substance; perhaps referring to Suigetsu's ability to turn his body into water.
    • The full phrase of which Suigetsu's name comes is Kyōka Suigetsu (鏡花水月; Literally meaning "mirror flower water moon"), meaning the moon reflected in water and a flower in a mirror are things that can be seen but not held; this is a Chinese proverb for seeing and desiring something that is a dream that cannot be easily grasped in hand, teaching people about temptations.
  • Hōzuki (鬼灯; Literally meaning "demon lantern" or "demon lamplight") is the Japanese word for the Chinese Lantern, a plant bearing fruit which resemble Chinese paper lanterns; like all members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen, his surname is derived from a type of produce.
  • Suigetsu seems to need to keep himself hydrated by drinking water, especially when travelling long distances.[27]
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Suigetsu wishes to fight Kisame and the other Seven Ninja Swordsmen members.
    • Suigetsu's favourite foods are jello or yogurt (preferably anything drinkable), while his least favourite is dried cuttlefish.
    • Suigetsu's favourite phrase is "The lower overcoming the higher" (下克上, Gekokujō).
    • Suigetsu's hobby is looking after his beloved sword.
    • Suigetsu has completed 92 official missions in total: 2 D-rank, 33 C-rank, 40 B-rank, 13 A-rank, 4 S-rank.
  • In the omake of Naruto: Shippūden episode 161, he asked Karin the reason why she is in the male's room. He then looks for his toothbrush which was mistakenly taken by Karin thinking its Sasuke's.
  • While not officially a member of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, he can be used in the Ninja Storm games alongside actual members to form the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist team.
  • Even though he is afraid of Orochimaru at first, when he and Jūgo arrive at Konohagakure, he suggests that they should destroy the village while all the shinobi are in combat with the Ten-Tails, revealing that he still pledges some vestige of loyalty to Orochimaru. However, Orochimaru claims that he is no longer Hebi, or of the snake, referencing to Jūgo and Suigetsu's joining up with Sasuke and forming Taka.

Quotes Edit

  • (To Sasuke) "You really do talk like you're in charge… Let's make our relationship extremely clear, shall we? Just because you defeated Orochimaru, doesn't put you in charge here… Everyone was after him, someone would have taken him out sooner or later… Orochimaru liked you, otherwise you'd be locked up, not by his side. You simply had more chances to kill him than the rest of us."[28]
  • (After finding the Kubikiribōchō) "I'm amazed it's somewhere like this… Zabuza, this is mine now. It's heavy… the great beheading sword of the the demon Zabuza of Kirigakure!"[29]
  • (To his team) "Aren't you guys tired? Let's take a break."[27]
  • (To himself) "I can't believe I'd be protecting their hides this often!"[30]
  • (To Jūgo about Sasuke and Karin) "Kukuh! Ya know, when those two're together, I can't help but want to cut them apart…! It's something like… Being driven by this urge to want to cut things in two, right… That's me!!" (「ククッ!くっつきそうなあいつらの間をぶった切るのがたまんなくてさァ…!なんかこう…全てのものをぶった切って二つにしたい衝動にかられるんだよね…ボクって!!」, "Kukuh! Kuttsuki sō na aitsura no aida o buttagiru no ga tamannakute saa…! Nanka kō… Subete no mono o buttagitte futatsu ni shitai shōdō ni karareru nda yo ne… Boku tte!!")[8]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Third Databook, pages 158-159
  2. Naruto chapter 523, page 15
  3. 3.0 3.1 Naruto chapter 523, page 4
  4. Naruto chapter 579, page 10
  5. Naruto chapter 349, page 5
  6. 6.0 6.1 Naruto chapter 353, page 16
  7. Naruto chapter 567, page 4
  8. 8.0 8.1 Naruto chapter 574, page 4
  9. Naruto chapter 593, pages 7, 15
  10. Naruto chapter 618, pages 6, 13
  11. Naruto chapter 620, pages 3-5
  12. Naruto chapter 667, page 5
  13. Naruto chapter 417, page 7
  14. Naruto: Shippūden episode 115
  15. Naruto chapter 348, page 15
  16. Naruto chapter 574, page 5
  17. Naruto chapter 414, page2 4-5
  18. Naruto chapter 414, page 15
  19. Naruto chapter 663, page 9
  20. Naruto chapter 574, page 2
  21. 21.0 21.1 Naruto chapter 412, page 2
  22. Naruto chapter 411, page 11
  23. Naruto chapter 462, page 2
  24. Naruto chapter 574, page 7
  25. Naruto chapter 355, pages 11-12
  26. Naruto chapter 414
  27. 27.0 27.1 Naruto chapter 349, page 3
  28. Naruto chapter 347, pages 3-5
  29. Naruto chapter 347, pages 14-15
  30. Naruto chapter 414, page 5

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