Are you a true Naruto fan? How many of these facts about Jiraiya do you know? We are quite sure a lot of you guys may never have heard of these little facts. And of course, a lot of you are quite fond of Pervy Sage, like me. For them, it won’t be even a challenge.
1. Jiraiya wanted to fight Naruto
Jiraiya wanted to fight grown-up Naruto. As the pervy-sage died before Naruto grew up in a fierce battle against pain, we never saw that happen.
2. He didn’t want to become Hokage because he couldn’t save Orochimaru
Orochimaru was Jiraiya’s friend or comrade. Jiraiya tried his best to bring him back before Orochimaru turned his back on Konoha. But, as Orochimaru chose a different path, Jiraiya failed to stop him.
3. His 3 students were the child of prophecy
As the great lord elder prophecized, one of Jiraiya sensei’s students would bring great changes to the Ninja world. And the who would guide him would be the pervy sage.
Later, as the great lord elder stated, it was quite clear to us that Pervy sage had 3 ‘Child of prophecies’.
4. The origin of Jiraiya
Well, not only Jiraiya, the author Kishimoto took the reference of all three Sannin from old folklore of the Edo Period. It was known as Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya. This folklore was first published in 1839 and continued to 1868. It became so popular that four different authors completed 43 illustrated novels in those 29 years.
5. Ero Sennin is the author’s favorite character
Kishimoto, the author of Naruto said his favorite Character was Jiraiya, aside from Naruto. Well, no wonder about that. The author put a lot of philosophical depth and development in the characteristic of tode sage
6. Jiraiya was the strongest Sannin
There is a misconception among the fan that Orochimaru is the strongest among the Sannin. Actually, that is not true.
One of the reasons is that Orochimaru isn’t a sage himself. And in the Naruto series, we saw countless times that Nature energy is superior to many fierce techniques including visual prowess.
7. Jiraiya believed Nagato was the reincarnation of the SSP
While talking to him, Jiraiya said that he believed Nagato is the reincarnation of the Sage of the Six Paths. He also believed that Nagato would bring great changes to the world.
8. Pain believed, had Jiraiya knew pains true identity, he would’ve won
After defeating his former teacher Pain stated that if Jiraiya knew Pain’s secret he could’ve defeated him. And not to mention he had some serious handicaps there. Not knowing the enemy’s identity and the number is surely one of them.
9. He trained 2 Hokage and refused to be a Hokage himself
Jiraiya trained Minato and later his son Naruto. As we all know, both of them became the Hokage. Minato became the 4th Hokage at the youngest age of leaf-history. His son Naruto became the Seventh Hokage.
However, Jiraiya refused to be the Hokage several times. Even after the death of the 3rd Hokage, the village elders offered him the position. But, he refused that position and suggested Tsunade instead.
10. Jiraiya was the 2nd person to train in Mount Myoboku
Accidentally or not, he went to Mount Myoboku and trained to become a sage. Before him, only the Sage of the Six Paths Hagoromo went there to train there.