Third Kazekage (puppet)

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This is the article on the Human Puppet used by Sasori. For the former leader of Sunagakure, head to Third Kazekage. For other uses, see Third Kazekage (disambiguation).
Third Kazekage
Third Kazekage
Kanji 三代目風影
Rōmaji Sandaime Kazekage
Literal English Third Wind Shadow
Manga Volume #30, Naruto Chapter #266
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #21
Game Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! EX 2
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game

This is the human puppet created by Sasori from the body of Sunagakure's Third Kazekage. The efforts that Sasori went through to acquire the puppet made it his favourite.[1][2] In the end, Sakura Haruno destroyed the puppet and in the anime, when Chiyo tried to use the head to attack Sasori, he simply incinerated it.

Kazekage's Iron Sand

Third Kazekage puppet using Iron Sand.

After being converted into puppet, Sasori installed several weapons into his body, all of which were soaked in Sasori's special brand of poison, which kills the victim after three days of painful paralysis. This was also applied to the Kazekage's Iron Sand which he manipulated through Magnet Release — a skill Sasori later gained access to because of the fact that the puppet had been created from a corpse.



  • Both the puppet Hiruko and the Third Kazekage were stated to be Sasori's favourite.
  • The Third Kazekage puppet was sealed in a scroll with the Japanese word for "three" (, san) on it.
  • This is the only confirmed human puppet to appear in the manga.


  1. Naruto chapter 266, page 17
  2. Naruto chapter 268, page 11