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editShikari Nara

  • Kari
  • Cold-Blooded Snake Sage
Personal
Gender Gender Male.svg Male
Age
  • Part I: 29
  • Part II: 32
Height 221cm2.21 m <br />7.251 ft <br />87.008 in <br />
Blood type AB
Kekkei Genkai Nature Icon Ice.svg Ice Release
Classification Sage
Occupation Body-Guard
Affiliation
Team Team Fue
Clan Nara Symbol.svg Nara
Rank
Ninja Rank Anbu"Anbu" is not in the list (Academy Student, Genin, Chūnin, Tokubetsu Jōnin, Jōnin, Taichō, Butaichō, Rentaichō, Kage, Head Ninja, ...) of allowed values for the "Ninja Rank" property.
Nature Type
Unique Traits
  • Can create ice from the moisture in the air
Jutsu

Shikari Nara, formely codenamed Kari, is a former member of Konohagakure's disbanded Anbu faction Root and former member of Fuyugakure Anbu. He is a member of Team Fue and renowned in the continent of Méihuā as the "Cold-Blooded Snake Sage". Currently, Shikari serves as the 2nd in command of Otogakure's ANBU.

Background

Early Life

Shikari and his mother.

Shikari was born in the Land of Snow to a Yukigakure kunoichi and Kirigakure shinobi. His father would later die in the line of duty. At some point after that, Shikari's mother left Yukigakure and Kirigakure-she didnt want Shikari to be corrupted by the Hidden Mist's dark practices. This was in the hopes that they would not suffer because of Shikari's skill to not only manipulatie pre-existing ice, but to create ice from thin air. They would come to settle in the Konoha. Shikari's mother marries a member of the Nara clan and enjoys happiness for a time.

But one day, while Shikari was playing in the woods with his mother, the two were attacked by a team of Hunter-nin looking to bring them back to Kirigakure. Shikari used the Ice Release he'd inherited from his mother's Yukigakure lineage to save them but killing his own mother and step-father in the process.

With no other close family members left, he was taken in by members of the Nara Clan. Due to the lack of control over his ice release, Shikari could not attend the Academy without risking the well-being of his peers. One day, Danzō Shimura approached Shikari with the desire to recruit another young member of secret technique-using clan for Root. He is given the code name "Kari".

Anbu Career

Early Anbu Years

In the events to follow the Third Great Shinobi War, Kari accompanied Danzō Shimura to a meeting with Orochimaru after the latter had been passed over for the position as Hokage. With nine other Root members, Kari received a mission to assassinate Hiruzen Sarutobi before he could be reinstated as Hokage. Disguised as a foreign shinobi, he fought the Anbu accompanying his target, who turned out to be a disguised Kakashi.

Prologue: Team Fue

Years later, Kari joins the trio of Puppy-masked, Arikurin and Shimora, Team Fue. Some time after this, Team Fue is tasked with infiltrating the land of grass to track the remaining members of the Prajna Group and eliminate them. The team infiltrated Kusagakure by posing as hired workers to rebuild Kannabi Bridge. Team Fue stays in a small village near the Kannabi Bridge, where other construction workers are staying for the duration of the repair works. 2 shinobi arrive in the village. One of the chūnin is carrying a dead body on his shoulder. Arikurin notices this and using his super hearing for intel gathering, hears the chief worker tell the 2 shinobi from Kusagakure the legend of the spirit that inhabits the forests. A spirit named Muchitsujo, also known as The Well Spirit, is causing disappearances in the nearby forests one-by-one. Later that night when Team Fue investigates in the forest, Arikurin uses his Byakugan to look for anything suspicious or out of the ordinary and notices strange chakra trail and follows it. They find themselves near a dead end in the middle of the forest, with a well built in the middle of some sort of circle. Team Fue approaches the well, only to have 5 Prajna Group members attempt an attack from behind. This is a failure, and the prajna group members are easily defeated. With their mission complete, Team Fue returns to Konoha.

Team Fue cleans up the Uchiha district

Shortly afterwards, Team Fue was sent to the Uchiha clan's compound with orders to pacify a brewing rebellion, only to find the entire clan dead. When news emerged that Itachi was responsible and that he had killed his best friend, Shisui Uchiha, in pursuit of power, Itachi was added to Arikurin's bingo book.

Shikari and Arikurin attack Shisui

On a later mission Itachi Shinden Book: Light and Darkness, Team Fue is sent to find a Konoha Anbu that had a scroll containing information about a traitor. Shisui and Itachi Uchiha invervene and attack Arikurin and his teammates. Shisui and Itachi fight the three Root members. Itachi turns a trap one of the Root Anbu set against herself. Shisui defeats all of the other Root members using his Body Flicker technique. Arikurin, Shimora, and Shikari are forced to retreat, not having the authorization to kill members of the Uchiha clan.

Personality

In his tender years, Kari was a very cheerful child who greatly admired having fun. After losing his parents Kari is a rather mellow individual and is very mature for his age. Like all other members of the Anbu faction, Root, Kari lacked a personality due to the gruelling training regimen Danzō had them undergo at a young age. As such, he acted merely as a tool that carries out Danzō's orders. The only discernible trait that he and the other members had shown was fierce loyalty towards Danzō and some degree of level-headedness. He was still loyal to Root's founder Danzō Shimura until his death and was apparently trustworthy enough to be given the task of delivering top-secret information for him.

Appearance

Prologue: Shikari Anbu Appearance

Kari has two scars on his nose which is probably his most noticeable feature. Like his step-father he has his dark hair tied up into a spiky ponytail. Kari wears a white Anbu mask with purple coloring. He carries a large broad word and his ears were also pierced. His attire consists of black clothing, a grey flak jacket, metal arm guards and gloves, ninja sandals with spikes for traveling into mountainous regions, three ninja pouches on their back-waist and a signature spiral tattoo on their shoulder. Shikari also wears a black forehead protector with the Konoha's symbol upon it.

Kari's Ice Release

During the time between Prologue and Part I, he became able to use his Ice Release to temporarily give himself a much more muscular and well-defined in build, further enhancing his already incredible taijutsu.

By the New Era, Kari's hair has turned completely grey. His right eye was lost in battle during the Fourth Great Ninja War leaving scars around it.

Abilities

Kari's nature transformations include Yin Release, which he commonly uses to perform his hiden techniques, as well as Water and Wind Release. Kari has traing in Kenjutsu and uses a sword that he can harden with ice.

Ice Release

Ice Release: Ice Wall

Kari's combines water with wind nature transformation to create his ice release. His ice release is dependent on moisture in the air, preventing him from forming ice in dry conditions. He can plant ice particles on targets, causing them to freeze to death if they don't constantly use their chakra to keep themselves warm and can lower his own body temperature so that his movements will not activate thermal sensors. By focusing his chakra to condense moisture particles in the air, he can form thin and transparent disks of ice. These disks have several uses. They can be hurled with tremendous blunt force at a target, which will be hard to dodge because of their transparency. They can also be strung together to spy on areas both far and hidden from a distance. They also have a defensive purpose of creating highly durable shields or disks to stand on to "float". By forming the ice into a large lens, he can hover in the sky to focus the rays of the sun, which can focus into a powerful beam capable of melting and exploding the pinpointed area.

Taijutsu

Kari encases his hands with ice, strengthening his taijutsu strikes and making it easier for him to block opponents' taijutsu. He can also shoot shards of ice at targets.

Iceberg Mode

Part I-II: Iceberg Mode

Using the Water in his body, Shikari flows ice-natured chakra through all or parts of their body, causing it to become noticeably bigger, all while increasing their defensive power to become as hard as diamond.

Kenjutsu

Kari uses a sword that he can harden with ice.

Nara Clan Techniques

Nara clan Techniques

Kari is very skilled with his clan's secret techniques, able to use the Shadow Imitation Shadow Bind Technique to attach their shadow to a target to extend its range and catch its actual target. Unlike the original technique, Kari can freely manipulate the degree of control he has and choose to make his target imitate his movements. He is also capable of using the Shadow Sewing Technique.

Summoning Technique

Yukibi is summoned

Shikari can summon a large snake named Yukibi from Ryuchi cave. Yukibi is a very powerful snake, able to fend off multiple shinobi and even a fellow giant snake all at once. Due to his size and strength, Yubiki can coil himself around his target, immobilising them. He also spits chemicals that are able to freeze victims moments after contact. Yubiki can also encase his tongue in ice, using it like a sword.

At his largest, he towers over an entire forest and his body's size is comparable to Kurama's torso before he was split between Yin and Yang, but at his smallest he was shorter than three-story buildings in Konohagakure. He is coloured white with a light blue underbelly. Additionally, he could open his jaws wide enough to swallow Aoda whole.

Senjutsu

Shikari Nara enters Sage Mode

Shikari eventually tracked down the power source at the Ryūchi Cave and mastered senjutsu during the blank period. He was taught how to use senjutsu by White Snake Sage, which he can use to increase his speed, durability, and physical strength. He can also use it to empower his other ninjutsu. Shikari is also able to achieve Sage Mode. Unique to him, he gains a subzero shroud of mist that forms into snakes with ice fangs around his body to aid in his attack range allowing him to grab and bite opponents. Because he learned Senjutsu later in life, after prolonged usage he is forced to rest days at a time.

Stats

Databook Ninjutsu Taijutsu Genjutsu Intelligence Strength Speed Stamina Hand Seals Total
Statistics 4.5 4 1 2 4.5 3 3.5 4 26.5


Part I

Chunin Exam

Shortly after the second stage gets underway, Anko is alerted to the discovery of three dead Kusa-nin, among them Shiore. From examining the bodies it becomes clear to her that they've been dead for some time and, because they're all missing their faces, she concludes that Orochimaru has infiltrated the Chūnin Exams. She orders that the Third Hokage be informed of what's happened, that two teams of Anbu, including Team Fue sent by Danzo, be deployed, and then goes into the forest to find Orochimaru on her own. Danzo speculates that Orochimaru is after Sasuke Uchiha, who Orochimaru has branded with another Cursed Seal of Heaven. Danzo suggests Sasuke be removed from the exams and placed under guard, but the Third insists the exams continue per Orochimaru's instructions.

Search for Tsunade

Kisame accompanied Itachi to Konohagakure to help kidnap Naruto. After the two gained attention due to their unusual clothing, they were stopped by Kakashi, Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yūhi. Itachi and Kakashi duel with their Sharingan but Itachi quickly proves to be the superior and uses Tsukuyomi to render Kakashi helpless. When Kakashi is about to be captured by Akatsuki member Kisame Hoshigaki on the instructions of his partner, Itachi Uchiha, Guy arrives in time to repel Kisame. He instructs Kurenai to take Kakashi to a medic and Asuma to assist him in keeping Itachi and Kisame busy until the Anbu reinforcements he's requested arrive.

When Kakashi is about to be captured by Akatsuki member Kisame Hoshigaki on the instructions of his partner, Itachi Uchiha, Arikurin arrives ahead of the Anbu reinforcements Guy's requested after he repels Kisame.Team Fue is tasked with tracking Itachi and Kisame when they withdraw rather than fight.

Spirit Sisters Mission

Main Articles: Spirit Sisters Mission and Nohkan Gaiden: Kusagakure Sisters Capturing Mission

Kazuno's barrier

Short on manpower, Tsunade is forced to use Danzo's root operatives. Arikurin accepts the mission to back-up Team 4 and assembles Team Fue. Upon arriving at Kusagakure, they are stopped by what seems to be a barrier. Shikari is the first to try to break through the barrier with his Ice blade but the barrier seems unphased. Arikurin attempts to break through the barrier with his Orchestral Stab, his strongest taijutsu attack. But it still doesn't seem to drop the barrier. Sheer force alone wouldn't be enough to break through.

Team Fue easily defeats the barrier team

Still on the outside of the barrier, Shikari freezes the ground beneath them, in order to create a tunnel as a way of getting in. The barrier, however, went as far underneath as it did above. Shimora then uses her insects to scout the area and finds members of the Kusagakure Barrier team nearby. She relays their location to Arikurin and Shikari who head towards them immediately. Activating his Byakugan, Arikurin uses his Shindo Tanto and swipes his Kunai by his opponents ear-attempting to place the Kusagakure ninja under a genjutsu and force him reveal the barrier codes. When this fails, he realizes that they were already under a genjutsu. After finally breaking through the barrier, Arikurin could sense two very powerful chakra's in two seperate locations. He orders Team Fue to split up. Shimora heads toward the direction of Yasu and Takeru, while Arikurin and Shikari head to aid Sayuki.

When Sayuki when back to help Shimora and Team 4, Shikari and Arikurin continue attack Kazuno. Shikari immediately froze Kazuno's feet to the floor, activating his Iceberg mode and bagn to attack Kazuno. Arikurin forms another Orchestral Stab and has his shadow clones corner Kazuno While Kazuno deals with the clones and Shikari, the real Arikuin manages to sneak up on Kazuno and lands an Orchestral Stab. Knocked into the wall, Kazuno falls to the ground, seemingly defeated. This however is just a ploy. When Shikari gets in close he realizes Kazuno is still conscious. Shikari is forced to fight alone while Arikuin replenishes his chakra. In the end, Biwako came in time to save her and ended the fight. Shikari was badly poisened in this fight.

Konoha Plans Recapture Mission

Arkurin leads Team Fue to stop a suspected invasion by Takigakure on suspicion that they were attempting to take back stolen Hero Water. They later discover, however, that the Taki-nin are just having a training exercise.

Interlude

Infiltrate The Hidden Rain: vs. Kimagura

Main Article: In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths

When Arikurin is sent to Amegakure to invite its ninja to participate, a mere pretext for him to investigate rumours about the Akatsuki surrounding the village. Danzo sends him on a second mission to confirm the death of Hanzo because he stopped receiving letters from Hazno. Upon reaching the village, Arikurin adn Shikari are stopped at the entrance, but Arikurin is able to arrange a meeting with Hanzō (who is actually Konan in disguise) and delivers the invitation. Although he appears to leave Ame afterwards, Arikurin sneaks back in to see what he can find out while Shikari retunrs to Konoha.

Infiltrate the Land of Water: vs. Arashi Monogatari

The intruder is captured and brought in for questioning

(work in progress)

Shikari and Arikurin capture a spy from Kirigakure.

Team Fue is sent on a mission in the Land of Water. Arikurin puts the guards under a Genjutsu and is easily able to sneak in. Later, Arashi Monogatari of the hidden mist attacks Arikurin and Shikari.

Part II

Twelve Guardian Ninja

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During the black out, when the tomb robbers emerged again to attack Konoha, Kari was one of the few jōnin still available to defend the village. He was then sent out to stop one of the resurrected Ninja Guardians from completing the Limelight technique. When Kazuma's initial plan to destroy Konoha by using four resurrected Ninja Guardian members to perform Limelight failed, he decided to rely on unleashing the full force of Sora's demonic chakra, knowing full well that Sora's body would not be able to handle it and that he would ultimately destroy everything around him.

Three Tails' Appearance

The rest of Team Fue assembled to help with the sealing of Three-Tails. One to way to meet up with Shimora later that night, Rinji sets out on patrol and orders the bat to relay a message for him. In the woods, Arikurin hears the ultrasonic frequency and heads to the location with Team Fue. After activating his Byakugan, Arikurin notices chakra signatures of enemies up ahead of them. Team Fue battled alongside Tenten against Guren and Rinji on the lake while Team Three tried to seal the Three-Tails. After the beast went berserk, he and the others retreated, carrying a critically injured Arikurin to shore. Arikurin senses a dark chakra due to the enemies' cursed seals being activated but is unable to move until fully healed by Shimora.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

Team Fue holds off Jinin

When the Fourth Shinobi World War began, Shikari was assigned to the Third Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces. His team-mate along with Arikurin were incorporated into Kakashi's battle strategy to take out a reincarnated Zabuza Momochi in order to lift the mist that obscured the battlefield. He kept his Shadow Imitation Technique ready. When Kakashi successfully connected his shadow to Zabuza's, he immediately immobilised him as well.

Shikari vs Jinin

Jinin Akebino and the other reincarnated shinobi continue their attack on the dawn of the second day of war. Arikurin, Shikari and the Third Division restarted their assault on the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. Jinin, who after being futilely bombarded by various techniques, retrieves Kabutowari from within a scroll that was in Mangetsu Hōzuki's possession. Jinin began a massacre, driving his axe into the adversaries' weapons, before hammering through their defence. As Jinin was finally immobilized by Shikari, Arikurin unleashed his Sealing Technique: Resonating Chains on him to seal away.

During the following day, As Gaara narrowly protects his division from another explosion, Arikurin directly takes on the clone and is successfully able to stop the clone after using his Body Trill Technique to keep up with its speed and trapping it in a Curse Mandala. Shikari stops it from exploding by keeping it cool with his Ice Jutsu. Gaara later seals the Mizukage and reports their victory to the Allied headquarters.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki

To move ahead with his plans, Obito created a replica of the God Tree, the first step in performing the Infinite Tsukuyomi. The tree started absorbing chakra from those nearby. Shikari activates his ice berg mode and is able to fend off the vines. He later freezes the vines that have Arikurin trapped.

Blank Period

Otogakure Anbu

Blank Period: Team Fue

Shikari worked as a Ninja for hire for various organizations and villages, eventually being hired by Orochimaru and starting the Otogakure Anbu

Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky

Orochimaru hires Team Fue, (who would later become founders of Otogakure Anbu), to steal the blueprints of the Tobishachimaru. Team Fue is able to find the blueprints to the vessel before the ship crashes in Kusagakure.

Land of Winter

Shikari's wife and daughter

Peace was established between the Five Great Nations and many other smaller shinobi nations, but there were still much conflict in other nations that sparked smaller wars. Shikari was assigned as part of a team to pacify these uprisings. The first mission took him to the Land of Winter in continent of Méihuā. Small towns and villages are scattered throughout the Land of Winter and many cottages and inns can be found along the roads and trails. He would eventually settle with a jonin and retire for a short time once his mission was completed. The two had a daughter who would be born with her father's ice Kekkei Genkai and her mother's ability to manipulate existing ice. Fearful of his own past, Kari relocates to Fuyugakure and begins active duty once again.

Fuyugakure & Ryuchi Cave

Shikari splits his training time for years between the Land of Winter at Ryuchi Cave where he would earn his nickname "Cold-Blood Snake Sage" while working with Fuyu-Anbu. After his wife's death due to sickness, he and his daughter returned to the Land of Fire .

New Era

Byakuya Gang Arc

After Otogakure dealt with series of thefts in smaller nearby villages thanks to thieves, Otogakure Anbu were dispatched to gain any intel possible. They concluded the presence of an Ice Kekkei Genkei.

Ao Arc

In the anime, Kari attended the memorial service for the fallen people of the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Kawaki Arc

Shikari intercepts Isshiki before Naruto arrives.

Kari participated in the coordination efforts lead by Shikamaru in preparation for Isshiki's invasion. Deciding not to waste any time as his body would fail in two or three days, Isshiki immediately teleported to Konohagakure to rebrand Kawaki with a Kāma. Upon casually entering the village, he paid no concern to other shinobi. Meeting Isshiki on the roof, Shikari activated his Sage Mode and caused the temperature in the surroundings to drop and freeze. He was among the first to fight Isshiki upon his arrival, but before they were able to fight, he was quickly intercepted by Naruto. Shocked, the Hokage escaped from his seal, he demanded for Kawaki. When Naruto refused, Isshiki began shrinking various structure to destroy the village-forcing Shikari to help protect the civilians.

Chūnin Re-Examination Arc

Kari has his daughter watch the chunin exam held in Konoha.

Code Arc

Credits

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