However, despite knowing that Sasuke was willing to do anything for revenge, including sacrificing his own body, Orochimaru did anticipate treachery from his disciple and showed only a small level of surprise when it actually occurred. He used them as human guinea pigs to develop techniques that would grant him immortality, the end result being Living Corpse Reincarnation. Orochimaru possesses a complex personality; however, more often than not, he was described as "twisted" by a large number of people, including Tsunade. However, Orochimaru, noting the change in his former student, does agree to take Sasuke to one who has the answers he wants. As Obito began the final stages of his and Madara's grand plan: "Infinite Tsukuyomi", Hashirama had Ino Yamanaka telepathically link everyone via the Mind Body Transmission Technique to inform everyone about the plan as well as try and rally the shinobi to continue fighting. Orochimaru's body modifications have resulted in his true form taking on the appearance of a giant white snake. In the anime, he also feels indebted to Naruto as the Hokage for watching over Mitsuki. By Boruto, Orochimaru has mellowed a bit in his old age. The Sannin looked on solemnly as Naruto remembered the memorial he erected for Jiraiya. Soon after, thanks in part to Kimimaro, Orochimaru's research on the source of Jūgo's powers led him to find the Ryūchi Cave and master senjutsu. He can even be revived any number of times through the Evil Releasing Method, provided there are enough cursed seals and DNA. Wanting to see Sasuke's path, he chose to fight alongside the Uchiha instead of ignoring Madara's war like he planned, and even made it a priority to heal Tsunade and the other Kage after their defeat before hurrying to the battlefield. [39] Following the Konoha invasion, while it fails, Orochimaru's actions left the village crippled for years and the Third Hokage dead. The opportunity presented itself when he forms a partnership with the Fourth Kazekage of Sunagakure, who desired Konoha's destruction like him, planning their invasion during the Chūnin Exams. Although Mitsuki isn't able to perform it successfully, Orochimaru is nevertheless impressed by his progress, believing such skill is proof of being Orochimaru's son. After a momentary lull in the battle after Obito is defeated, the Allied Forces were attacked by Tobi, who created an enormous wooden statue to assault them. But despite all that, the dude is always looking out for Mitsuki, calling him on his snekphone everyday, checking on his wellbeing, being on good terms with his teachers, personally thanking Naruto for being good to him, even going to Mitsuki's school meetings despite being an ex-terrorist to the village. This gave Orochimaru the added benefit of heightened chakra reserves and access to the various techniques and unique abilities Kabuto acquired. He also has pronounced cheekbones and straight waist-length black hair with some locks covering and framing his face or to his shoulders. [12] While Orochimaru's ambitions did include becoming the Fourth Hokage, he intended to use the title for his own agenda. Feeling that his time was running out before he had to transfer his soul again, but fearing that the repeated use of his techniques was starting to be too taxing, he ordered Sasuke to retrieve a man named Shinnō, who had developed his own immortality technique. Main article: Sasuke Shinden: The Teacher's Star Pupil Like other students of the Third Hokage, Orochimaru is an exceptionally talented shinobi, recognised as a natural prodigy; Hashirama Senju, a God of Shinobi, praises Orochimaru's skills. Compared to the more laid back Jiraiya, Orochimaru stood out as a prodigy found once in a generation. The violence in his life has definitely decreased. Composite Orochimaru vs Composite Sasori ... Period/Saga/Age: All forms and powers . Cursing the dying Hiruzen for robbing him of his use of ninjutsu, Orochimaru is carried off by the Sound Four with the invasion halted. Orochimaru usually wears plain grey garbs with a black polo and pants underneath, a thick purple rope belt tied in a large knot behind his back, blue tomoe-shaped earrings, and shinobi sandals with bandages around his calves. [27] For Orochimaru's defection, Sasori developed a grudge against him and used Kabuto, whom Orochimaru had sent to serve as his spy within Akatsuki, to counter spy as his sleeper agent. Though coming to hate his home village, orchestrating a few attempts to destroy it, Orochimaru despised his former Akatsuki colleagues more. Kabuto later took Orochimaru remains and transfused his blood into himself, giving him access to Orochimaru's abilities. Content includes: • Three Ninjutsu: Multiple Striking Shadow Snake (Ranged Type) Wind Style: Great Breach (Ranged Type) Snake Clone • A Secret Technique: Summoning Jutsu: Reanimation (Ranged Type) • A Weapon: Orochimaru's Kusanagi Sword (Defense … Despite the strict watch, Orochimaru was allowed to move freely as the shinobi that watched over Orochimaru were ordered not to make any form of contact with him until he made a move against Konoha or did anything suspicious. Orochimaru is a manipulator who gets others to do horrible things for him, moving only for selfish reasons, not caring who he hurts in the process. This can only be used once every three years, as Orochimaru's current body begins to reject him and forces him to find a new host. Compared to the more laid back Jiraiya, Orochimaru stood out as a genius — his talents, knowledge, and determination were considered by Hiruzen to be that of a prodigy seen only once in a generation. He fled before he could be drawn into another fight and later kept Sasuke from killing the team, noting that they might kill another Akatsuki member like they had done with Sasori. In his quest to gain immortality, Orochimaru has made a number of modifications to his body over the years, referred to as the Power of the White Snake. Mitsuki decided to keep his memories and move ahead, impressing Orochimaru. In an interview, Kishimoto asserted that making the villains "flamboyant" was one of his "guiding principles", and attributed this to his desire to have the villains possess a "powerful aura". Orochimaru wields the legendary Sword of Kusanagi, showing enough proficiency to fight evenly with his former master Hiruzen. Orochimaru (大蛇丸, Orochimaru)is one of Konohagakure's legendary Sannin. In the end, Sasuke failed to get the man, but did retrieve the scroll containing the technique's information. Orochimaru's true form after many experiments. All the battles have lots of violence and blood. [15] Believing it to be a failure, Orochimaru was unaware that one child had survived his Wood Release experiment. To that end, the primary purpose of Orochimaru's human experimentation is to test what modifications the human body can endure and harness a subject's unique abilities for himself. Later, Orochimaru found Boruto Uzumaki and Sarada Uchiha sneaking into his base. At some point after losing them, Orochimaru found a white sneak near his parents' grave, with Hiruzen's explanation of it representing fortune and rebirth inspiring Orochimaru to study kinjutsu and obtain knowledge of all techniques. As Naruto began his great tug-of-war against Obito, Orochimaru alongside Hiruzen watched on as the tree's flower halted its blooming. Kabuto intervened before she could do so, intending to force her to help before Jiraiya, Shizune and Naruto soon arrived to her aid. The anime shows Orochimaru using other techniques, such as the Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique, chakra scalpels,[49] as well as space–time ninjutsu. In the anime, Orochimaru found the Iburi clan living underground near Konoha. Orochimaru also seem to genuinely care about Sasuke's well being, as he originally thought it was best to take his time figuring out how to battle Tobi but quickly decided against taking his time when Karin sensed Sasuke was on the verge of death. Later, as Kabuto heavily modified his body with various genetic sources, including Orochimaru himself, Sasuke used a sample of Kabuto's flesh as a basis to reconstitute Orochimaru. Years later, he wears a white robe tied at his waist by a dark-coloured sash and a purple rope, blue pants and shirt. Noting that Sasuke was annoyed by this, Orochimaru pressed on with the group at the young man's behest. Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique, Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique, Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover, Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, a clone of another living being using a genetic sample, Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3, Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Although he was surprised to see Yamato has survived his experiments involving Hashirama's DNA, Orochimaru was more interested to see if Naruto had become as strong as "his Sasuke". KonohagakureRootAkatsukiOtogakureRyuchi Cave He is seen wearing a kimono with different colours on several occasions, shown usually in flashbacks or inside his hideouts. Seeing his tutor grow old and no longer shine as he once did, he committed a sin that would forever taint him. He then resumed his retreat from the country, leaving a terrified Kakashi frozen in place from his malicious glare alone. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Affiliation This can only be used once every three years, as Orochimaru's current body begins to reject him and forces him to find a new host.