Character » Yamato appears in 265 issues.

    Yamato(formerly known as Tenzo) was one Orochimaru's test Subjects and was ANBU member before taking lead of team 7.

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    Yamato has short brown hair and black eyes. When he first appeared, Yamato wore the standard attire of a member of the ANBU, with a mask of a cat with markings. When he meets up with Naruto, Sakura, and Sai for the first time, however, he has changed into a variation of the standard attire of a Leaf shinobi. The differences between his attire and that of the standard attire is that his does not have the swirlycrest on the shoulders of the sleeves, with the neck of his form fitting and goes up to his chin. In addition to that, he has a mask style forehead protecter that frames his face, similar to that of the second hoakge.


    Yamato's time as Leader
    Yamato's time as Leader

    Yamato was one of Orochimaru's test subjects, having implanted the D.N.A. of The First Hokage into him as a small child to try and replicate the 1st Hokage's unique bloodline limit that allowed him to use wood Jutsus. However, Yamato was only one of 60 test subjects and believing all of them had died due to the experiments, Orochimaru fled the Hidden Leaf village without checking. Yamato would survive and thanks to the D.N.A. of the 1st Hokage, he would greatly excel as a ninja and even become the Anbu captain after Kakashi stepped down. He is currently the leader of Team 7 under the orders of the 5th Hokage. Due to the inclusion of Sai as Sasuke's replacement, there is some animosity that Yamato has to keep under check, going as far as saying that he will rule with terror... which is ultimately a scary face that only frightens Naruto.

    Sasuke and Sai Arc

    Yamato accompanies Naruto, Sakura, and Sai to the Heaven and Earth bridge to meet Sasori's spy and uses Transformation to make himself look and sound like Sasori in his Hiruko puppet. The spy turns out to be Kabuto and everything goes relatively smoothly until Orochimaru appears, revealing that Kabuto and Orochimaru had planned on killing Sasori. When Naruto started sprouting his tails and made the bridge collapse, Yamato used his mokuton abilities to catch Sakura when she fell. After dealing with Kabuto, Yamato used his other ability to subdue an out of control 4-tailed Naruto, which is why Tsunade made him the new team captain.The Team 7 have looked for Sai after his betrayal to the team. However, after seeing him, they were able to find out more about Sai's personality and joined the team. Kabuto then appeared and untied Sai from Yamato's wood ties and battled the team. Believing that Sai really have betrayed the team, yamato was surprised to see Sai helping them. Yamato then led the team inside orochimaru's hide out and seeked for Sasuke. After the encounter with Orochimaru, the team then encountered Sasuke who have already changed and fought them. Yamato have been brutally hurt but was able to recover after making a counter strike against Sasuke's technique.

    The Team then went back to Konoha and reported to Tsunade where he reveals Sai's relation with Danzo. Yamato would go onto aiding Naruto in his wind affinity training, keeping the Kyuubi under control since the seal on Naruto is weakening, allowing the Kyuubi more influence over Naruto as his anger spikes. He'd then accompany Naruto to aid Kakashi against Kakuzu after his technique was finished. They made their entrance blocking Kakuzu's wind fire attack with their own combined wind and water techniques to create a typhoon. After Naruto misses his first attempt with his new raseangan Yamato protects him while Kakashi gets him away from kakuzu. After defeating the akasuki members they travel back to Konoha. After another meeting with the kage they decide to take Naruto to an island where Killer Bee stays and trains with their tailed beast. They also decide that Yamato go with him too. when they arrive at the island they are attacked by a squid, which Yamato states he only has 6 tentacles and Naruto thinks is the Octopus that he was supposed to meet. When they get settled on the island Yamato and the guide take him to a waterfall where he must face his inner self. Yamato the waits for Naruto to complete his task. When Naruto is sitting around after his fight with his inner self Yamato and their guide get attacked by the squid again. Yamato tries to restrain the beast while they try to get the guide back, but Killer Bee comes and knocks the squid away before anything else happens. After that he just tags along with Naruto and Killer Bee to the waterfall of truth and once Naruto wins Yamato asks if he can come and follows them behind the waterfall. They then go to a lions mouth and Killer Bee tells Naruto has to put his head in the mouth and see if it will accept him, if it doesn't it will eat his head off. Naruto plays a trick on Yamato and pretends his head got eaten but tells Yamato it was a joke. Yamato becomes really mad and calls them stupid idiots. Then they go in the room where Yamato sits with them while Naruto and Killer Bee fight the Nine-Tailed fox. When the foxs hatred starts to take over Naruto Yamato says that he will try and hold it back while Naruto meets his mother beneath all the hatred he is going through. When Naruto finally manages to control the nine tail's chakra he notices Kisame in Killer Bee's sword, Yamato states that the chakra gives him the ability to sense hatred. Later on when Kisame is captured he is put in a wood element prison that Yamato made but breaks out of it to Yamto's surprise. When the island is attacked by Kabuto Yamato tries to make it seem like their are earthquakes so that Naruto wouldn't notice. he eventually gets caught in a fight with Kabuto and Kabutos snake form swallows and captures him. Later he is seen on the ground if front of Madara who is talking about how to use his powers to make more clones. Madara also states that his left eye is ready for a fight showing that he has the Rinnegan.


    In the Narutoverse people's chakra possess a single elemental affinity which allows the individual to learn that specific element easier than any other.. However, the unique bloodline limit of the 1st Hokage grants Yamato with two elemental affinities, water and earth. By utilizing both of these elemental affinities at the same time, Yamato can create trees and various wooden structures. Though his mokuton abilities are not just limited to the surface that he stands on, he can also make trees grow from his own body. Another nifty ability he has is "Wood Clone." Much like a Shadow Clone but is capable of taking damage. Also wood style is very versatile and can be used for offense and defense and since it is part of users body they can communicate with anything that is part of him ex. tracking. A running gag is that since he is only know person who has wood element people want him to do everything and he constantly has to overuse his abilities and becomes exhausted.

    Full List of Jutsu

    Earth Release

    Earth Flow Divide

    Earth Flow Rampart

    Hidden Among Rocks

    Rising Stone Spears

    Underground Projection Fish

    Water Release

    Hand of Waves

    Tearing Torrent

    Typhoon Water Vortex

    Waterfall Basin

    Wood Release

    Binding Nest

    Dense Woodland Wall

    Four Pillars House

    Four Pillars Prison

    Great Forest

    Serial Pillar Houses

    Wood Clone

    Wood Locking Wall

    Wood Transformation


    Hokage-style Sixty-year-old-Technique-kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-bringing Hands






    Strength/3.5 can lift 5 tons when using all force. All out can be much higher



    Hand Seals/3.5



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