Ken Ōgāwa is a 20 year old ninja, who was born in Konohagakure in the when it was heavily snowing, at 7 am in the morning, Ken was born in the Akimichi clan, possessing the special traits of the Akimichi.
Ken entered the ninja academy at the age of 7 where he received his non elemental ninjutsu training, before passing the genin exam, he trained in the normal Clone technique and other basic ninjutsu techniques, one of his chunin teachers Hashirama..
and his friend Double D
noticed Ken's fast progress throughout the training, so he took him under his wing and began to train him how to battle properly, and the best ways to utilize elemental techniques, giving Ken a background on the various elements and their techniques, each technique's strength's and weaknesses, the best ways to utilize them, and more, and he immediately began teaching Ken in the Wind element, which after a month Ken completed and mastered, and later on it became Ken's primary element, which he used more often than any other element.
In his pursuit of gaining more power, Ken at the age of 9 successfully passed the Chunin exams, and met a formidable Lightning user called Faith..
, which later on Ken asked him to learn the Lightning elemental ninjutsu, after two long months of hard training Ken mastered the Lightning release, which he can use very well since as well as he learned the Earth Release element from Faith..
and Mugen Ryukyu
, he also met another teacher called Gobi Gobletsson
which he learned most of the Water release techniques from and completed the Fire Release with as well, and Gobi Gobletsson
was very busy with the students he was training so Ken decided to ease the stress on him and complete the water training under a close friend called the copy ninja, Mugen Ryukyu
The First Sound Tournament
Ken after completing his Jonin rank by passing the exams, at the age of 15, he came to know that the Raikage of Kumogakure Mugiwara
was hosting a sound tournament for the first time in Kumogakure's history, Ken immediately signed up for the Sound Tournament, and was put to compete against above average opponents, soon his first match started with a Shinobi called Pain
who was a Sharingan user and have achieved the two tomoe Sharingan level, it was a short fight, ending with Ken's victory over pain and him advancing to the next stage.
In the second stage of the first Sound Tournament, Ken was put to fight against a Shinobi from Kirigakure, called Migulaon
it was a medium term fight, both parties were pretty equal in terms of skill, however Ken was apparently better, by using a high ranked technique that was called the "Lightning Release: Illusion Flash Of The Lightning Pillar" the technique released a gigantic amount of blinding light all over the battlefield, leading to a temporary blindness affecting Migulaon
and casting a genjutsu upon him which he felt paralyzed and unable to move, at the same time one of Ken's Lightning Release clones shot a lightning beam towards Migualon
, defeating him, and leaving him in a near death state suffering from his wounds, soon after Ken defeat Migualon
he took him to the hospital where Mugiwara
personally took care of his health and got his wounds treated fast, this made Migualon
and Ken close friends.
Ken qualified for the third round of the Sound Tournament, where he had to fight against a powerful opponent called Gatsndshanks
, known as a high ranked Shinobi in Kumogakure and a Smoke user, it was a long fight, but ended however in Ken's defeat, and leaving the sound tournament due to it as well, little did he know about such an opponent and his vast battling and analyzing skills, it was still too soon for Ken to beat a guy of his Caliber.
Trip To Amegakure
When he came back from the sound tournament and got his wounds treated by Konoha's Medical ninjas, he came to know about a trip assigned by Scary Yamato
the previous First advisor for the Hokage Izuna Uchiha
to Amegakure in order to learn the Rain Arts from there under a well known ninja, one ninja was going to be chosen to travel to Amegakure in order to learn Rain, and after passing a tournament held the finals, it was Ken against Yusuke
the best Sand user there is, and after a long fight with using only the Water and Wind elemental ninjutsu, Ken and Yusuke
had a tie and were both too tired to continue, from the intensity of the match and it's high caliber Scary Yamato
decided to let them both travel to Amegakure in order to learn Rain, where they mastered the Rain Arts one month after they got to Amegakure.
On The Way Back To Konoha
After mastering the Rain arts, Yusuke
and Ken split as Yusuke
had to go for Konoha right away, however Ken traveled to Kirigakure to meet a well known Shinobi called Akihiko
, where Ken asked to learn the Genjutsu related techniques, and soon after Ken mastered the Genjutsu, in 15 days approximately, then Ken met a Taijutsu specialist called Lord Of Kaos
who taught Ken how to fight on equal grounds with another ninja in hand to hand combat and in another 15 days, Ken mastered the strong fist Taijutsu style from Lord Of Kaos
Afterwards Ken went back to Konoha, where he found the village in ruins, surprised as he was he walked through the village's destruction and went to see the Hokage Izuna Uchiha
who told Ken that it was an Akatsuki attack while Izuna
was on a five Kage summit in Iwagakure discussing the threat that the Akatsuki put on the ninja world, after 3 months of rebuilding the village Konoha once again was restored, during that time Ken met a lot of friends in Konoha, like Zanshin
, Oasis Nara
, Cookie Monster
and a lot others.
The Second Sound Tournament
After rebuilding Konoha, Ken once again knew about the second sound tournament and when it's going to be held, immediately Ken joined the Second Sound Tournament, however this tournament was even bigger than the previous one, due to it being a double elimination brackets, meaning that the ninjas will have to be beaten twice in order to proceed to the next stage of the tournament, and in this tournament a whole lot of powerful ninjas joined, about 64 participants.
In the first round Ken had to fight a perverted man called The Pervy Sage
, however as Perverted he was, he was also a very powerful opponent that Ken had a hard time dealing with, however the fight wasn't that long, before Ken realized that he can't win against such an opponent, and remembered that he has to do something in Konoha, so he forfeited the match losing to The Pervy Sage
, and went to Konoha to attend one of his friend's funerals, and paid respects to him and soon after he set himself to rejoin the sound tournament again.
After coming back to continue the sound tournament, Ken had a long road ahead of him as he was dropped to the loser's bracket, and had to go against 10 opponent's in order to win the Sound Tournament, he first had to fight Kaziname
, a famous Water users in Konoha, but the match went on quickly and Ken won the match to qualify to the next round where he had to fight Anduril
, the fight went on quickly as well however Anduril
for some unknown reason, leading to Ken's winning and qualification to the round after that, where he went against another powerful ninja called Mathias
, however Ken after shortly having the fight found Mathias
a bit distracted by something and Mathias
made a mistake that cost him the match against Ken, allowing Ken to move on to the round after it, where he faught a perverted ninja called Phobos
the Ice user, it was a long fight that went on for two days and nights, as exhausted as the two ninjas were they were driven by the thirst of power, and the match ended by Phobos
's defeat, and Ken moving to the next qualifying round, next Ken had to fight against a Kaguya user called The Doctor
, The Doctor
used the most powerful Kaguya technique which was the "Dance Of The Seeding Ferns" Technique, making a spiked bone forest in the entire battlefield that he can merge with and move at fast speeds throughout the bones, Ken had no other choice but to use a Technique that he developed himself out of the Wind release, which was called "Wind Release: Take Flight" allowing Ken to form 4 pain of wings and flying throughout the air, making this an aerial battle for him, though the toughness he faced in that match in order to keep track of The Doctor
's movements through the forest of bones, Izuna
declared Ken the winner, and qualified for the Quarter Final, in the Quarter Final round Ken faced Demosthenes
, a supreme Water user from Kirigakure and a Byakugan user as well, the fight was pretty much on equal grounds from the start, however Ken in the end made a mistake that cost him the match, however he remained the 4th winner in the Sound Tournament, and for that Mugiwara
chose to grant him the Cursed Seal, however he didn't want the Cursed Seal for himself, he had Mugiwara
give it to a brother of his, called Dante, he was hosted as well in the family which took Ken in Konoha and took care of him.