Baru Hyuga was the temporary partner to Emiko Uchiha during their training in Root. Believed by most to have been killed by Emiko Uchiha he actually was revived by Rin Hei. Baru acts a secret agent with Root and preforms political espionage and assassinations that are in Konoha's and Danzo's best interest. He has also been ordered to keep tabs on Emiko and to assassinate her when she has exhausted her use to Root.
AppearanceBaru wears a black mask that covers the upper part of his face and has short black hairand also wears black gloves. He wears a black long-sleeved jacket and gray pants. In Part 2 he wears mostly the same clothing other than he carries a tanto on his back and wears a much longer black jacket and black pants.
Baru has a rather quiet personality usually speaking only when spoken to. He seem to be highly intelligent as he was able to throw Emiko Uchiha off guard, a nearly impossible task. His intelligence can be compared to that of Itachi Uchiha and Kabuto Yakushi. He shows fierce loyalty to the Foundation and Konohagakure and will do anything he is required to do in order to protect the village. He aspires to one day become the Leaf's Hokage. Baru seems to have a deep rooted hatred for the Uchiha as they are responsible for the death of his father and have caused a series of disastrous events throughout history. Baru believes the best option is to exterminate them all so that another Sasuke Uchiha or Madara does not appear.
Baru was born in Konohagakure, born to a lower branch Hyuga father and a Nara Clan mother. Due to his unique heritage the Root took interest and took him away from his parents and inducted him into Root. Since the age of 4 Baru has been trained in all manners of shinobi arts, as well as techniques of both his clans. Partnered with Emiko Uchiha they were trained and brought up away from the village as part of their training in Root and ultimately were pitted against each other. The battle was fierce, however Emiko Uchiha was the victor, and Baru was killed by her. But, due to them growing up together and becoming close, their fight aloud Emiko to awaken her Mangekyō Sharingan. Little to everyone's knowledge but Rin Hei's and Danzo's, Baru was revived by Rin so that he can use Baru as a secret agent to carry out the Foundation top secret tasks.
Belonging to both the Hyuga and the Nara Clan he possesses the ability to use techniques of both clans and proves to be quite proficient in their use. Despite his young age Baru skill has been compared to the genius of both Itachi Uchiha and Kakashi Hatake. He also has adept chakra control skills and a huge sense and knowlege for jutsu, capable of mastering the Rasengan at the age of just 10.
In order to make sure that his spy was unable to die from being caught or discovered he was actually alive. Rin placed the Teishin Seal on Baru's heart the day he revived, since then the required 5 years for the seal to take effect has passed, thus making Baru immortal by keeping his heartbeat from being able to stop.
His skill in the Gentle Fist is one to be admired capable of going hand to hand with Emiko Uchiha who is also highly skilled in the use of taijutsu. Baru is able to take on up to 100 jonin leveled shinobi with taijutsu alone come out without a scratch or being exhausted. His reflexes are such that he is able to make quick time evasive maneuvers to dodge enemy strikes.
Baru is skilled in the use of Earth Release and is able to use high leveled Earth Release techniques with ease. His skill is as such that he is considered to be the strongest Earth Release user in the Foundation. He however, lack in other nature types because he wished to solely prefect his chakra nature before move on to any others.
Baru also is skilled in the use of genjutsu, and has even learned the 2nd Hokage's technique Bringer-of-Darkness Technique. Baru also has some skill in breaking genjutsu capable of breaking genjutsu just by exerting his own chakra through his tenketsu.
Considered to be on of the best sensors in the Foundation, Baru is highly skilled in sensing chakra over long distances with ease and is able to memorize peoples' chakra signatures.