Yugito Nii (二位ユギト, Nii Yugito) is a supporting character of the Naruto series that was created by Masashi Kishimoto, It first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in November 1999. She was later introduced during the Hidan and Kakuzu Arc story arc that began in Volume 35.
She first appeared in Naruto Volume 35, CH. 312 "The Creeping Threat!!".
Major Story Arcs
Hidan and Kakuzu Arc
She is first seen in the manga and anime running through the sewers from some unknown persons, later revealed to be Hidan and Kakuzu of Akatsuki . When she enters a large room, where all the sewers seems to meet, she finally stops. After some bickering between the two Akatsuki members, she reveals that she intentionally led them there and activates an explosive tag on the tunnel behind them, sealing them off. Knowing that they are from Akatsuki, she swears upon her name that she cannot let them go, and she transforms into the Two-Tails. However, she is defeated by Hidan and brought to the Akatsuki lair by Zetsu for extraction, thus killing her in result.
Fourth Shinobi World War Arc
Yugito was revived with the other jinchuuriki during the Fourth Shinobi World War by Kabuto Yakushi to be used against the allied forces of the five great nations and the samurai of the Land of Iron. She was controlled by Akatsuki leader Tobi who had made Yugito and the other jinchuuriki his own version of the Six Paths of Pain, putting a Sharingan and a Rinnegan in their right and left eyes, respectively. While traveling through the battlefield, Yugito, Tobi, and the other jinchuuriki ran into Naruto Uzumaki and Killer Bee and the two groups fought each other. Yugito used her Rinnegan eyes to allow her to share vision with the other jinchuuriki and dodge Naruto and Bee's attacks, as well as plan her attack accordingly. Naruto and Bee level the forest area where they are fighting by having Bee turn into his Eight-Tailed form which causes the two sides to now be fighting in an open, clear field. He decides to seal them with his ink jutsu, but Yugito and the other jinchuuriki escape by entering their version 2 chakra forms. The jinchuuriki use their beast-specific powers to gain the hand on Bee and one of them transforms themselves, becoming the Four-Tailed beast and stabbing Bee with its horns. Naruto and Bee soon run out of gas but before the jinchuuriki and Tobi could take them down, Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy arrive and prevent Tobi from capturing Naruto. The two Konoha ninja jump in to aid Naruto and Bee, giving the two of them some breathing room and chance to relax a bit. However, Tobi raises the stakes and makes the Four-Tailed beast and the Six-Tailed beast transform as well, putting eve more pressure on Kakashi, Guy, Naruto, and Bee.
After Kakashi and Guy battle the jinchuuriki while Naruto gathers chakra and Bee battles the larger Tailed Beasts, Yugito is eventually called back and undergoes full Tailed Beast transformation along with the other jinchuuriki. Yugito starts charging up a Tailed Beast Ball along with the other Tailed Beasts, and as she fires it at Kakashi and Guy, a bright flash intercepts them and sends the Bombs flying away to destroy distant mountains. The bright flash is revealed to be Naruto, and he goes full Tailed Beast Mode himself and sends Yugito and the other Tailed Beasts flying back. Naruto jumps on and pins the Seven-Tailed beast and when Yugito charges t him from the side, he throws the Six-Tailed beast into her, sending both of them sprawling back. Yugito regroups with the other Tailed Beasts and together they all pool their chakra into one large Tailed Beast Ball, hoping to send Naruto and Bee into oblivion. As they fire off their combined attack, Naruto meets their Taild Beast Ball with one of his own, cancelling each other out and sending both of them flying high in the sky. The two attacks explode and cause massive shockwaves and dust, and in the aftermath Naruto sends out his chakra arms to grab hold of Yugito and the other Tailed Beasts and takes out the chakra receivers in each of them. This causes Tobi to lose control of Yugito and the rest of them and soon she starts to shine as the Edo Tensei jutsu had bee undone, meaning Yugito once again headed toward the afterlife.
Powers & Abilities
Yugito was a skilled Jounin hailing from the Hidden Cloud Village and also the jinchuuriki of the Two-Tailed beast, Matatabi. As a jinchuuriki, she gained attributes of her tailed beast, and was able to create large fireballs and extend her nails to make long claws in battle. She could also enter and use a Tailed Beast chakra cloak where the image of her Tailed Beast manifests itself around her and offers her a small level of protection from external attacks, increased her strength, durability, and speed, and allows her to use her blue flames for attacks. If she was really pressed, she could even enter full Tailed Beast Mode, releasing the seal on her body and allowing her to become the full Two-Tailed beast. In this form, she can fire off devastating attacks, one of which is the Bijuu Bomb, a large concentration of chakra pressed into a ball and fired at a high speed with enough power to vaporize a mountain.
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
The Naruto Shippuden anime series is the second direct adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's original manga. This series is produced by Studio Pierrot and first began airing in February 15, 2007. Yugito's first anime appearance was in Naruto Shippuden Episode 71 "My Friend", which aired on August 14, 2008. Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Mie Sonozaki, and the U.S. dub produced by VIZ Media is performed by Wendee Lee.