From the moment when the series began, we saw him as Hokage, the third Hokage. Hiruzen Sarutobi was a guardian who protected the entire village for a long long time. The third Hokage guided a lot of excellent ninja during his time.
Here are 10 amazing facts about him that you must know:
1. God of Shinobi
Hiruzen Sarutobi was considered as the God of shinobi alongside with Sage of the Six Path and Hashirama Senju. His knowledge and mastery of countless jutsu brought him such honor to be called as the God of Shinobi.
2. Chakra Nature
The Third Hokage is one of the very few shinobi who could use all 5 chakra nature by normal means. He could also use Yin and Yang release. Hiruzen not only could use all 5 chakra transformation but also had complete
3. Hiruzen Sarutobi was known as the ‘Professor’
Lord Hiruzen knew each and every Jutsu in the leaf village that has ever been created. In that way, he could tell about the jutsu just by seeing the hand sign, and then he could counter it with ease. As he had profound knowledge and mastery of all the jutsu and chakra nature, he was known as the professor
4. Wanted to fight grown-up Konohamaru
Hiruzen Sarutobi wished to fight his grandson, Konohamaru Sarutobi when he grows up. Well, he couldn’t fulfill his wish. The Hokage died before his grandson grew up.
5. Kishimoto wanted to make him a dog
At first, Kishimoto- the author of the Naruto series wanted to make the 3rd Hokage a dog-like character. Though it wouldn’t be that much hard to swallow, as we have seen similar kind of things in different movies and series. However, Kishimoto didn’t make him a dog, as it would be too much weird.
Well, not to mention, he has made a weird enough character like Orochimaru.
6. His wife died during the 9 tail’s attack
Hiruzen Sarutobi’s wife Biwako died in the incident 9tails’ attack. As we all know, Kushina Uzumaki was the previous Jinchuriki who was 4th Hokage’s wife. During the childbirth of Kushina, Lady Biwako was assigned as the wet-nurse.
7. Name Meaning
His nickname was Saru which literally means Monkey. It also refers to his summoning animal. As we all know, the Third Hokage summons the monkey king Enma.
8. His hobby was chatting with young girls
As we all had seen him getting nosebleed by the sexy jutsu, it is no wonder that he liked to talk to young girls.
9. He was the only one to die during Konoha crush
It’s a big surprising fact. During the time Orochimaru attacked the leaf, Hiruzen Sarutobi was the only one to die. The rest of the villagers were safe. This truly indicates how much he cherished the village.
10. He could use a clone in Reaper-Death Seal
As we all know, the Reaper death seal or ‘Shiki Fuujin’ summons the reaper and takes away the target’s soul. However, the price the user has to pay in order to perform such a technique is very high. The one who performs the technique also has to sacrifice himself.
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