The Third Raikage
There was a man in Chu who sold shields and halberds. Praising them he said: "My shields are so strong that nothing can pierce them." And praising the halberds he said: "My halberds are so strong that there is nothing that they cannot pierce." A person asked: "What if someone pierces your shields with your halberds?" He could not respond.
Senshō, Sandaime Raikage - 三代目雷影
Third Lightning Shadow | Saikyō no Tate | Saikyō no Hoko | The Bear
Eight-Tails Subduing Team
Looks: The Third Raikage is a tall, dark-skinned man with a muscular, body builder-like stature. He has long, blonde hair and a full, wild beard. He has unusual eyes with green-coloured irides, dark sclerae and no pupils. The top of his lip has a darker pigmentation than the bottom one and he has a mole above his right eyebrow. He has the kanji for 'Lightning' (雷) tattooed on his right shoulder and a lightning bolt shaped scar runs all the way across the right side of his chest. His canine teeth are also slightly elongated.
Personality: The Third Raikage is a calm and seemingly level-headed person. He is also a man of honour, thinking of backstabbing and political intrigues as cowardly and dishonorable. He is also a very proud and caring individual who will readily use himself as a shield to protect his comrades. The Third Raikage believes that the new generation will surpass the old one. He cares greatly for the people of his village, as he made it a personal responsibility to subdue the Eight-Tails whenever it would go on a rampage, as well as fought against ten thousand enemies all by himself just to allow his comrades to escape to safety. The Third also greatly admire skilled ninja.
Village of Birth: Kumogakure no Sato
Village of Alliance: Kumogakure no Sato
Ninja Rank: Unofficial Sage
Specialty: Taijutsu & Lightning
Elements: Wind, Water, Fire, Earth, Lightning
Your ninjutsu: Black Lightning | NinTaijutsu | Hell Stab | Lightning Release Armor | Genjutsu | Ninjutsu | Kenjutsu | Taijutsu | NB Taijutsu | Fuuinjutsu
History: The Third's rule was punctuated by the berserk attacks of the Eight-Tails, but as Kumogakure couldn't afford to dispose of such a valuable war deterrent, he was forced to look for a suitable jinchūriki in quick succession, after the conclusion of each rampage. During one of these attacks, the Third fought the Eight-Tails alone, allowing his comrades to escape. Their battle resulted in the Raikage receiving a self-inflicted wound to the chest after he collapsed upon his own hand, which became his life's shame. Since this event, he made it a personal duty to combat the Eight-Tails whenever its jinchūriki lost control, with even his son eventually becoming part of the group that supported him during these occurrences. He chose to seal the Eight-Tails in the Kohaku no Jōhei, resulting in the host's death, hoping that someone else would have more success in controlling it.
Between these attacks, the Third held try-outs along with Dodai in order to search for a tag-team partner for his son, which is a long-standing tradition for the Raikage. As the exercise was seemingly going to end in failure again, he lamented the fact that this would have been unnecessary if A had an actual brother. After seeing the dummy's head finally fall off, he looks on at B and his son, glad that they had finally found a suitable candidate. Ultimately, when Killer B was made the jinchūriki, the Eight-Tails' rampages were at long last brought to an end.
At some point he also mentored Darui, passing the secrets of the Black Lightning technique down to just him. In his later years, he once faced an opposing force of ten thousand shinobi by himself for three consecutive days and nights, in order to allow his comrades to escape to safety.
Won: All of them! I'm the frikkin Raikage!
Lost: Lost? The hell are you talking about?
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