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|Anime||Naruto Episode #143|
Tsubaki has a warm and caring nature. She truly loved Mizuki, but hated the person he had become after his involvement with Orochimaru. Because of her love for Mizuki, she forced herself to believe that he can still come to his sense, and denied information from the village despite knowing of Mizuki's schemes.
Tsubaki has dark eyes and long black hair which she wears braided down her back with jaw length bangs, framing either side of her face. She wears a short sleeved blouse, over which she wore a flak jacket and shorts. She also wears bandages around her legs. While off-duty, she wore a simple red dress with a white, off-the-shoulders blouse.
Mizuki Tracking Mission
When Mizuki escaped from the Konoha Strict Correctional Facility, he brought along with him the Legendary Stupid Brothers to Tsubaki's house on the outskirts of the village. She provided them a change of clothes and food supply, and Mizuki at first acted congenially with her. But when Mizuki revealed his intention to continue his dark path towards Orochimaru, and even tried to take Tsubaki with him, she desperately pleaded for him to stop getting involved with someone so dangerous. After she argued with Mizuki about having a grudge against someone who had put his life on the line during Orochimaru's attack, Mizuki knocked her unconscious, revealing he no longer reciprocated her feelings.
Later, Tsubaki followed Naruto Uzumaki and Iruka Umino and revealed to them that she withheld her knowledge of Mizuki's attempt to steal the Scroll of Seals and his connection with Orochimaru, as she had hoped he would come to his senses. She offered to help them to amend her mistakes by stopping Mizuki. After Mizuki was defeated, she mentioned to Iruka that she might have to face consequences for her involvement with Mizuki, but is prepared to start over.
- "Tsubaki" (椿) is the name of the Japanese camellia.