Tsunade (綱手, Tsunade) is the Fifth Hokage of Konohagakure (五代目火影, Godaime Hokage), a descendent from the Senju clan and from the Uzumaki clan through her grandfather Senju Hashirama and her grandmother Uzumaki Mito. She succeeded in the position of Hokage after the death of her teacher, Hiruzen Sarutobi, at the hands of her fellow team mate, Orochimaru. She, along with Orochimaru and Jiraiya, are recognised as "The Legendary Sannin of Konoha". She is also celebrated as the greatest medical-nin of all time and is also credited with creating the official system of the medical ninja. Because of this, she is regarded as one of the most powerful and talented Koinoichi to have ever existed.
As one of the Legendary Sannin and the Fifth Hokage, Tsunade is undoubtedly one of the most powerful ninja that Konoha has ever produced. She is a remarkable combatant and medical-nin and is also hailed as the world's strongest kunoichi, which has lead to many younger kunoichi to look up to her. Jiraiya commented that no one could stand equal to her in terms of close combat and medical prowess.
Descending from the Uzumaki and Senju clans, she possesses an extraordinary long potential lifespan as well as strong life force, vitality and stamina. As a result of her medical prowess and her ancestry, Tsunade has a very high level of chakra control, capable of using complicated and delicate techniques with great ease.
Besides her medical expertise and mastery, Tsunade's trademark is her incredible raw physical strength. She is capable of crushing the ground with a simple finger or to send an enemy flying with a simple finger flick. Using her incredible chakra control, she can use chakra enhanced strength to produce devastating assaults by concentrating chakra on the point of contact and releasing it with a precise timing, boosting her strength to unsurpassed levels.
While her immense vitality, raw strength and battle expertise may be already frightening, her most powerful abilities come from her White Strength Seal. Over a period of time, Tsunade will focus and build up chakra in the seal mark on her forehead. The release command will disperse the seal and allow the stored chakra to pump back into her body. This chakra powers her already incredible strength even more and enables her the use of her unique abilities: Creation Rebirth and Strength of a Hundred.
Creation Rebirth and Strength of a Hundred are the pinnacle of medical ninjutsu, showcasing Tsunade's mastery over that field. Both techniques work with the same principle, using the yin chakra released from the yin seal to heal Tsunade's body from any injury. An envied ability, even by Orochimaru, which can give Tsunade a sort of "immortality" in battle, enabling her to regenerate lost limbs or organs, regardless of the damage. Coming at a great cost to her, the abilities themselves are labeled as forbidden and only Tsunade can use them.
Tsunade can summon slugs of varying sizes, although she has only ever been seen summoning Katsuyu. The slugs' primary abilities seem to revolve around spitting acid and splitting into smaller slugs. Tsunade apparently has a mental connection with Katsuyu, as she was able to get reports and send out messages through Katsuyu during the invasion of Pain. Tsunade can transfer her chakra to a large number of slugs over long distances. By having the slugs spread out and attach themselves to wounded individuals, Tsunade is then capable of healing multiple injuries at different locations simultaneously. This technique proved particularly helpful during the Invasion of Pain which helped Tsunade preserve the life of the majority of the village even after a devastating attack by the enemy forces.
- She can use the White Strength Seal (found here) and its techniques, Creation Rebirth and Strength of a Hundred (both found here).
- She is signer of the Slug Contract
- Because of her innate strength, Tsunade has a passive boost of +10 to all Taijutsu techniques.
- She can use Chakra Enhanced Strength and its related Taijutsu, which can be found here
- She has a perfect Chakra Control
- Member must be at least Sannin Rank
- Member must have mastery over Taijutsu and up tp B-Rank regular Ninjutsu
- To use other medical techniques other than Creation Rebirth and Strength of a Hundred, one needs to finish NB's medical school