Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hinata Hyuga

Rank: Genin (Original Series), Chuunin (Shippuden Series)
Teammates: Kiba Inuzuka, Shino Aburame
Team Leader: Kurenai Yuhi
Specialties: Hand-to-hand combat (Gentle Fist), Byakugan (Bloodline Limit), Tracking
First Appearance: Naruto manga ch., Naruto ep. 1 Affiliations: Konoha
Age: 12 (Original Series), 15 (Shippuden Series)
Birthdate: December 27, ????
Height: 4.83 ft
Weight: 83.6 lb
Blood Type: A
Chakra Type: Unknown


Hinata is the daughter of Hiashi Hyuga, the leader of the main branch in the Hyuga clan. She is the successor to the clan, but her father had at one time believed her to be a failure and turned his efforts to training her sister, Hanabi, instead. Hinata is timid and lacks confidence in herself. These traits hampered her advancement as a genin, but Hinata continued to try to improve herself. Hinata has had a crush on Naruto ever since their days at the Ninja Academy, but has never had the courage to confess to him. However, it is Naruto ‘s determination and confidence which have inspired. Her attempts to change herself are not only for self-improvement, but are also an effort to impress Naruto.

Because of Naruto’s encouragement, Hinata was able to confront her cousin, Neji Hyuga, during the Chunin exam battles. Neji, at the time, bared a grudge against the main branch family and was far superior in skill compared to Hinata. Even so, Hinata persevered in the battle even though she received serious injuries and had no chance of winning. Even though she lost, it was a turning point for Hinata as afterwards she began to gain more confidence in herself and also improve her skills.

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