Tonika Village Head
|(トニカ村の村長, Tonika-mura no Sonchō)|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #290|
|Appears in||Anime only|
He is the leader of the Tonika Village.
He appears to be very kind, spending time with his grandchildren and takes fun in hearing about the things they love. He could be very strict and authoritarian on the other hand, stopping Leo from teasing his sister with one dispraising word. He seems to be very brave and loyal towards his homeland, willingly fighting anyone who threatens it.
He is a tall, stately-looking elderly man with white hair and a beard that almost covers up his entire face. Normally, he is wearing a simple beige kimono with pants and dark sandals. In combat, he wears a simple plate armour alongside a dark headband and is wielding a sword. On his right arm is the complex tattoo of the village's militia.
Despite his age, he is a powerful combatant, seen when he was able to hold his own against at least two reincarnated shinobi, using kenjutsu and taijutsu. He seems to remain calm even when cornered by lots of enemies and could use his experience to estimate his foes, allowing him to reduce unnecessary movements. He is also very strong, able to cut off a human limb with a single strike.
The village head is seen alongside his grandchildren in a flashback that begins shortly before the destruction of the Tonika village. He talks with his granddaughter Miina about the melody she tends to hum and adjusts an argument between Miina and Leo over a drawn picture of their sensei Dokku. When Kabuto Yakushi's reincarnated shinobi attack the village, the village head is seen leading a troup of the militia to stop them. He battles two enemies at once and is greatly disturbed after finding out that his enemies recover any damage dealt to them.
To keep the enemy from obtaining the treasure, he gives one of the village guards three metal bars. Shortly after that, he is found by Dokku who is given more two bars with unknown purpose to him and tells him to never talk with anybody about it. He eventually died afterwards.
Days later, Kabuto Yakushi reincarnates the village head to obtain the bars he gave to Dokku. Ordered by Kabuto, he approaches Disonasu, who takes him to the survivors. Leo and Miina embrace him but realizing something strange about her grandfather, Miina backs away and the blindfolded village head is revealed to have been reincarnated. After a short fight, Kabuto calls back the village head, stating him to be useless.