Hiruzen Sarutobi

Hiruzen Sarutobi is a anime/manga character in the Naruto franchise
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Hiruzen Sarutobi is called the "The Professor" because he knows all the techniques that originated in Konoha. He is also the father of Asuma, and the grandfather of Konohamaru.


In the Beginning
In the Beginning
Hiruzen was trained by the 2nd Hokage and would later train Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru. He was chosen over Danzo to be the 3rd Hokage because Danzo was a war hawk. Danzo created "Root," a secret group within the Leaf village that swore to do what the dove-like Hiruzen could not, but Hiruzen found out and had the group disbanded.

Hiruzen once hoped Orochimaru would succeed him as Hokage, but he saw the darkness inside him and started to favor Jiraiya. With Jiraiya on his journey, Hiruzen would select  Minato to succeed him as Hokage. However, Minato would die saving the village from the Kyuubi, and with Jiraiya and Tsunade's whereabouts unknown, Hiruzen would once again resume his position as Hokage.

After the 4th Hokage's death, the  Uchihas would be blamed for the Kyuubi's attack and, despite Hiruzen's protests, the Uchihas were segregated and forced to live in a corner of the village by the elders. Fugaku, the leader of the Uchihas, planned to take over the village in retribution. Hiruzen and the elders caught wind of this and Hiruzen began negotiations, which didn't work. The elders feared that if the Uchihas attacked that it would leave the village vulnerable and it was necessary to kill the Uchihas before a 4th ninja war occurred. To add to Hiruzen's grief, he would later discover the horrible crimes that Orochimaru committed. But despite his anger, he couldn't bring himself to kill his student, allowing Orochimaru to flee the village.

When  Naruto failed to graduate the academy, he was tricked by Mizuki to steal a scroll containing forbidden jutsu. Hiruzen was the first to see Naruto, but being a closet pervert, he was stunned by Naruto's "Sexy" jutsu which allowed Naruto to escape. Hiruzen sent out a squad to find Naruto and he watched with his crystal ball as Naruto was proven innocent and defeated Mizuki to protect his friend and sensei, Iruka. After Naruto became a Genin, Hiruzen watched first hand as Konohamaru, his grandson, and Naruto become friends and worried that Naruto would be a bad influence, but he also watched as Naruto helped change Konohamaru and make him a better person. Hiruzen talked to  Kakashi and told him about his new student. Then after Naruto was placed on in  Team 7 with Kakashi , Sakura, and Sasuke, Hiruzen gave into Naruto's begging and gave him a higher ranking mission, however the client lied and it turned out to be a much more dangerous mission; but Team 7 prevailed.

Eventually it will be the Leaf village's turn to host the Chuunin exams. the 4th Kazekage, leader of the Sand village, decided to attend and watched up high next to Hiruzen. What Hiruzen and the rest of the Leaf village didn't know is that the Chuunin exams was a cover for a united invasion by the Sand and Sound villages, the latter being Orochimaru's brain child. However what the Sand village didn't know is that Orochimaru betrayed them and impersonated their Kazekage... after killing the real one. Orochimaru brought Hiruzen to a large rooftop where the Sound 4 were waiting and constructed a barrier to stop then from leaving, or anyone to stop the fight. Hiruzen would have to fight his former student to the death.

Heat of Battle
Heat of Battle
The fight started with Hiruzen using Roof Tile Shuriken, Orochimaru evaded and used Hidden Shadow Snakes to bite Hiruzen's neck, but it was an Earth Clone and Hiruzen used Earth Flow River to sweep Orochimaru away and stopped Orochimaru from using a jutsu by attacking him with a combination of Earth Dragon Missiles and Dragon Flame. Orochimaru managed to escape harm by using Leech All Creation to fuse with the roof and move away. Hiruzen then attacked with Shuriken Duplication, but Orochimaru used Resurrection to the Impure World to conjure coffins to shield him. Hiuzen realized what was going on an used Technique Neutralizer to stop the summoning of the third coffin. Out of the coffins came the  The First Hokage and The Second Hokage, Hiruzen's teachers, as Orochimaru's mindless undead servants. Things were bad and, being almost 70, Hiruzen knew that he wasn't as powerful as he used to be.
Enma in Hand
Enma in Hand
Hashirama and Tobirama charged at Hiruzen, attacking separately, but Hiruzen was able to force them back. He then used  Fire Dragon Bullet  but Tobirama shielded himself, Hashirama, and Orochimaru with Water Encampment Wall; Tobirama then went on the offensive with Water Collision Destruction, at which point Hiruzen used Earth Style Wall to protect himself. Hashirama raced in to close the gap, Hiruzen spat fireballs at him, but Hashirama deflected them. Hashirama then bested Hiruzen in taijutsu, at which point Tobirama used water to wrap around Hiruzen and drag him underwater to dorwn him, but Hiruzen escaped and climbed to the top of the rock wall he had created. Tobirama responded by shooting Water Jets to cut the wall down. Hashirama then used Birth of Dense Woodland to chase Hiruzen and bind him, but Hiruzen was able to summon Enma the Monkey King. Enma forced Hashirama and Tobirama away long enough to free Hiruzen by transforming into a large size-altering rod and breaking the trees. Hiruzen then took hold of Enma in his rod form and charged at Orochimaru, whom had brought out his Kusanagi sword. The two squared off, but their fight was interrupted by Hashirama and Tobirama, and Orochimaru managed to take Hiruzen down. Orochimaru walked up to the fallen Hiruzen, but Hiruzen brought Orochimaru to his knees and Enma reached out and tried to snap Orochimaru's neck, but it was an Earth Clone. Orochimaru showed himself and Hiruzen kicked him away, then revealed that he had placed Paper Bombs on Hashirama and Tobirama and blew them up, but they pulled themselves back together.

The Death God
The Death God
The fight stopped for a moment while Orochimaru revealed that he had gained an immortality jutsu by taking the bodies of others. Hashirama used Birth of Dense Woodland again, this time Enma protected Hiruzen by turning himself into a cage. Hiruzen knew the only way to win was to use Minato's technique to pull out the souls of Hashirama and Tobirama. He created some Shadow Clones to fight for him while he used the Reaper Death Seal. Hashirama used Bringer of Darkness to envelop everything in darkness and attack Hiruzen, but the Shinigami reached out through the Shadow Clones' chests and pull the souls from Hashirama's and Tobirama's bodies, revealing that the sacrifices used to summon them were Zaku and Kin. Orochimaru and Hiruzen began fighting again, Hiruzen knocked away the Kusanagi, but Orochimaru used Hidden Shadow Snakes to pull Enma from Hiruzen. Hiruzen got in close and grabbed Orochimaru to pull out his soul, however Orochimaru showed that he could control the Kusanagi even when it's not in his grasp and it stabbed Hiruzen despite Enma's effort to stop it. Orochimaru was surprised that Hiruzen didn't try to avoid it, but he revealed that he's going to die anyway. Hiruzen wasn't able to steal Orochimaru's soul, but he did manage to take away the use of Orochimaru's arms. In his death he forced Orochimaru to stop the invasion, and took what Orochimaru valued most.

Powers/Techniques

Enma the Monkey King
Enma the Monkey King
Hiruzen has displayed many jutsu: "Technique Neutralizer" where he he cancels his opponent's technique by matching the chakra used for the technique. "Groundhog Decapitation" where he travels underground and pulls his opponent down to their necks. "Crystal Ball" where he is able to spy on events remotely. " Earth Clone" where he creates a duplicate of himself out of earth that will disperse after sustaining damage. "Shadow Clone" where he creates copies of himself that are capable of fighting and using techniques, but can't take very much damage without dispersing. "Shuriken Duplication" where he throws a single shuriken and then creates many physical copies of that single shuriken. " Roof Tile Shurikens" where he levitates and flings tiles off of rooftops at his opponent. "Moving Land River" where causes the ground beneath his opponent to move rapidly. "Earth Style Wall" where he creates a gigantic protective rock wall. "Earth Dragon Missiles" where he creates what looks like a dragon's head to come out of the ground and shoot compressed earth at his opponents. "Dragon Flame" where he projects a continuous stream of fire from his mouth. And "Reaper Death Seal," a technique that he learned from Minato which pulls the soul of his opponent out of their body, at the cost of the user's own life.

He's also capable of summoning monkeys, most notably Enma the Monkey King. Enma is capable of using the technique "Free-Form Diamond-Like Hardness" where he transforms into a near-indestructible, size altering pole which Hiruzen uses as a weapon. He can also use  "Indestructible Prison Wall" where he creates copies of himself while in his pole form and becomes an interlocking cage. Hiruzen is greatly feared as one of the strongest shinobi to ever set foot on the planet as Iruka Sensei stated that he was the strongest Hokage the Hidden Leaf Village ever had and even in his old age he was able to virtually stalemate his fallen student Orochimaru who was still in his physical prime.

Voiced by
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Steve Kramer
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Hidekatsu Shibata
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General Information Edit
Name: Hiruzen Sarutobi
Name: 猿飛ヒルゼン
Romanji: Sarutobi Hiruzen
Gender: Male
Birthday:
1st manga book: Naruto #1
1st anime episode: Naruto #1
1st anime movie:
Aliases Third Hokage
Saru
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