TemariTemari (テ マリ) is the oldest child of the Fourth Hokage , making her the older sister of Gaara and Kankuro. She is generally overbearing, if not crude, toward those around her, often not being afraid to speak her mind. Temari seems to value peace, and questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war with Konohagakure. This trait carries over to Part II where she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konoha as the two villages prepare for the next Chunin Exam. Many of Temari's appearances are associated with Shikamaru Nara. The two face each other during the Chunin Exam in Part I, where Shikamaru forfeits his match instead of defeating Temari. Temari later comes to his aid during the Sasuke Retrieval arc and defeats Tayuya to save him. Shikamaru returns the favor in the last of the anime's filler arcs and saves her from one of the Shiitenshounin. In addition, the two are seen together in their Part II debuts. Naruto asks if the two are on a date, though both state that this is not the case.

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