Eren Hozuki Nara's Character Profile
Name: Eren (Hozuki) Nara (Name later changed to a permanent Eren Hozuki)
Age: [Pre-Shippuden] 20 [Shippuden] 25
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Blood Type: A
Birthday: August 16
Personality: Eren is an overall easy-going kind of person. She is very devoted when it comes to things she is deeply passionate about. However, when faced with something that does not directly affect or interest her, she acts very lackadaisical. She is often seen reading or meditating, even when on a mission. When interacting with others she is generally kind and understanding, however if the person in question is suspicious she spares no expense in being very blunt and stern, as well as spitting out sarcastic remarks. Her high intelligence allows her to talk her way out of most situations, and gives her the trait of being a very good negotiator. When in tight spots she likes to tell bad jokes, try to outwit and confuse her opponent, and bluff.
Good Trait(s): Patience, Negotiator, Kind, Devoted, Natural leader
Bad Trait(s): Laziness, Sarcastic, Occasional Bluffer, Over-thinker (Stresses herself out over nonsense)
Like(s): Nature (especially rivers and waterfalls), Festivals (for the music and lights), Peace and quiet, Meditating, and Training
Dislike(s): Disorganization, Improper orders, Illogical partners, Irrational thinking, Improper treatment of civilians, Konoha as a whole
Hobby(ies): Meditating, Performing her ritual ablutions, Reading/Studying, Training, Playing Shogi, Feeding the deer of the Nara Forest
Fear(s): War (witnessing innocents die), Horses (Dangerous at both ends, crafty in the middle), Small spaces (Claustrophobia)
Strength(s): Intelligence, Leadership, Ninjutsu, Independence, Water-based techniques
Weakness(es): Earth elementals, Taijutsu (close combat), Hostages
Personal Quote: “If not for the few of us who questioned our orders, there would only be good ninja, never great ninja.”
History: Many years ago, before the start of the series, a man named Shinbu Nara, of the Nara Clan in Konohagakure, was sent with his team as well as other teams on a mission to the Land of Water to the Village Hidden by Mist, Kirigakure. There, the teams were ordered to keep watch on its residents, and inform the council if any suspicious activity occurred. As it was, the country was raging a civil war within itself. Shinbu realized that those with kekkai genkai were exclusively targeted and used, and caused many people to view them as harbingers of war and death. There was talk of purges, genocide, and even parents willing to kill their own children if they suspected them to develop a bloodline technique.
While Shinbu stayed, he met a woman named Rene Hozuki and fell in love. He went out of his way to spend time with her, sometimes slacking off a little, but during that time he conceived a child. However, Shinbu was ordered to return not long after the day of conception. The genocide was already starting to unfold, and it carried on for years. Shinbu had long since returned to Konoha, and was forced to forget about his love in Kirigakure. Three years after he left the Land of Water, he received a letter of great urgency. He recognized the penmanship, and made arrangements to leave immediately. When he arrived, he found Rene huddled in a dark corner of her home, holding a small child in her arms in a bloody blanket. She was weeping, and injured. Shinbu took to her, and she allowed him to take the child from her arms. She smiled at him, and managed to tell him to save his daughter. Just before she was going to tell Shinbu the baby’s name, she passed from the wound in her stomach which was inflicted when she tried to flee from a ninja who attempted to kill her child.
Shinbu returned to Konoa, child in his arms, and was permitted to raise the child inside the Konoha walls. He named her Eren, which was simply a re-ordering of his lover’s name Rene. He considered finding another woman to play the role of a mother for his child, but he figured it would be even harder on his daughter if he forced her to live a lie until she was old enough to understand. Instead, while Eren was young, Shinbu would tell great stories of her mother, about how beautiful and brave she was.
Eren discovered the dark side of her father’s stories when she was around ten years old. Even then the young girl understood. She always showed great signs of promising intellect, a trait she picked up from her father rather quickly. Shinbu always sat down with her to play games of Shogi to enhance her thinking power even more. He wanted her to grow up a brave and strong woman, just like her mother, who she looked exactly like.
Eren graduated from the Ninja Academy when she was 7, and was promoted to Chunin at age 10. Five years later, she was promoted to a Tokubetsu Jonin at age 15, specializing in the Water Balloon Technique, and the Shadow Sewing Technique, usually used in tandem with one another. It was during these years that she became deeply interested in her natural element: water. She did extensive research on the Water God Mizugami, and this resulted in her developing the Shinto religion and beliefs. She began performing the ritual’s ablutions which she believed (and in fact, did) enhance her water techniques gradually.
It did not take long for the Hokage, Namikazi Minato, to catch on to the woman’s advanced intellect, which seemingly surpassed that of her father. When she was offered a position to become an ANBU ninja, he called her for a private meeting. There, he discussed the ANBU “Root” faction with her. Root was an organization under the leadership of Danzo Shimura, and was known by more higher officials to carry out the so-called “dirty” work of Konoha—missions that were often times less than respectable. Due to her high intellect and distinctive background, Minato was sure that Eren could withstand the intense conditioning of the Root faction and relay information to him that other members would otherwise be unable to do. He wanted her to spy on the group for the safety of the village.
Eren accepted the offer, mainly because she would get to work alone, which she preferred. Though the traditional cursed seal of the “Root” faction was placed upon her tongue, Eren routinely gave updates on the faction’s dealings to the Hokage via different methods. She was able to write letters, which relayed information about Danzo without activating the seal due to the fact that she scattered her thoughts intensely to confuse it, though still managed to write down the proper information. Another method was through symbols, which she would draw on a piece of paper and leave on the Hokage’s desk. These symbols usually represented a short update status, such as “Inactive”, “Active”, and “Dead”, which meant a member of the faction had died.
This went on for some time, and the faction’s mind-numbing attempts to drain Eren’s emotions were less than fruitless. However, she would often times pretend that they had effect, and act just as the other members would. Her suspicious activity was soon found out by Danzo, and he sent her and Gin Yamanaka on a permanent away mission in the Land of Rivers so that she could no longer discover and relay information. The only reason she was not killed was because Danzo discovered how she was directly related to Minato, and did not want to start a civil battle within Konoha over the girl’s death.
The permanent assignment in the Land of Rivers was to guard and protect the Katabami Gold Mine, a valuable resource to the small country which was prone to attack by petty thieves as well as skilled ninja. Her partner was not too happy about “babysitting”, as he called it, and tended to not even hang around the mine unless absolutely necessary. They housed in the nearby Katabami Kinzan village, which also had its processing center for the gold ore. They would alternate night-watch. Eren stayed in the village for a year, soon discovering how war-torn the land was, especially since it was stuck between nearly three of the Great Nations. Not only that, but the ninja of the nearby Takumi village were also having problems. As it turned out, whenever they asked for economic help they were completely ignored by other countries, and became resentful. The Takumi village was known for its skilled artisans (sometimes called the Village of Artisans), and they supplied all of the other countries with their necessary weaponry. Few still keep up with the trade, and the ninja who were once there retired early.
Eren became very disappointed and depressed about the River Country’s economic position. She also lost a lot of her good faith in her home village, especially when they turned their backs on those who needed help. It was then that Eren became very resentful of Konoha, and no longer had any desire whatsoever to help them and their causes. She never told Gin of her true feelings about the situation since she knew the man was more of a rat and annoyance than anything. Instead, she kept her goals and ideas to herself and one other ninja by the name of North Ichizoku, of the Yuki clan. North was forced to leave the Land of Water as a child with his family. They came to shore in the northern part of the Land of Fire, and migrated farther up shore until they reached the River Country where they settled in Katabami Kinzan. He was not raised to learn his clan's kekkai genkai but once discovered, his parents did not force him to forget it. He honed it out on his own. When Eren moved into the village, he had an instant connection to her. After he learned of her plans, he was eager to help teach her to master her Water Release techniques and help her in any way that he could. It was also through North that Eren received updates on all of the country’s village activities.
-The birth of a new faction called the Kawakami Dorei,
-The events that take place to mark Eren’s takeover of the Katabami Kinzan village, the disposal of Raiga Kurosuki and the Kurosuki Family,
-The Takumi Village takeover and dealing with the Four Celestial Symbols Men,
-The usurping of the Tanigakure Village and disposal of the Tanikage,
-Eren’s capture by Konoha ninja,
-Eren’s time in prison, and the revolts her imprisonment encouraged,
-Eren’s release from prison,
-Other scheduled events
Clan Name: Nara Clan/ Hozuki Clan / Forms the Fukkatsu Clan (Rebirth, Come back to life)
Symbol: (Nara Clan) i.imgur.com/XM433Zx.png , (Hozuki Clan) i.imgur.com/RqzEzjW.png , (Fukkatsu Clan) i.imgur.com/U8GEjlN.jpg
History: See “Nara Clan” at naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Nara_Cla… / See “Hozuki Clan” at naruto.wikia.com/wiki/H%C5%8Dz… /After usurping leadership in the Katabami, Takumi, and Tanigakure villages, Eren forms a new clan dubbed Fukkatsu—meaning rebirth—to signify the return of the many skilled ninja from the Yuki, Kometto, and Washi clans who were either too afraid to pursue their natural skills, or were ignored by the Four Great Nations as a whole.
Specialty: Since the Fukkatsu clan combines the efforts of three different clans, it specializes in water techniques and extremely skilled weapon forging (I.E. Tai and Ninjutsu).
Kekkei Genkai: (Fukkatsu) None directly related to the Fukkatsu. The most renowned Kekkei Genkai would be the Demonic Mirroring Ice Crystals technique of the Yuki clan.
-Skin Tone: Varies
-Hair color(s): Varies
-Eye color(s): Varies
Looks and Appearance
Body Type/Looks: Slimly curved, Flat-chested
Height: 5’4 / 5’7 [Part I and Part II]
Weight: 125 / 140[Part I and Part II]
Hairstyle(s): (Pre ANBU disband) Straight with long bangs, (Post ANBU disband) Pulled into a braid over her left shoulder, Bangs angled, half-cut
Accessories: Blue prayer beads
Scent: Fresh water
Scars or Tattoos: No known scars/ Katabami Leader tattoo at the top center of her back
Jewelry and/or Piercings: Casual ear piercings
Parent(s): Shinbu Nara (Father) and Rene Hozuki (Mother)
Best Friend(s): North Ichizoku (Or your OC could be here!)
Friend(s): (Your OC could be here!)
Sensei(s): (Idol) Tobirama Senju, (Deity) Water God Mizugami
Crush(es)/Spouse/Bf/Gf: (Love Interest [From Naru Fanon Wiki]) Seireitou Hyuga, (Secondary Love Interest [Canon RP]) Itachi Uchiha, (Your OC could be here!)
Rival(s): Gin Yamanaka (She has never liked him, nor he liked her), (Your OC could be a rival!)
Enemy(ies): (Akatsuki) Pein, Madara, (Future) Konoha Ninja & Other Country Leaders (Your OC could be an enemy!)
Pet(s): (Summon) Oti (An Otter)
Pet Description: Oti is a very spontaneous otter summon who has a perpetual bad attitude. He speaks very little, though when he does he usually only whispers into Eren’s ear. He is always summoned, but never seen around her until he is needed or is delivering information. Eren uses him as an excellent spy. Oti has a small backpack strapped to him, and also wears a sort of hat made out of a large green leaf that is constantly stuck to his head.
Food(s): Okonomiyaki (seafood style) / Gomaee (Eren dislikes spinach quite a lot)
Drink(s): Mango Iced Tea / Anything else
Color(s): Teal / Yellow
Season(s): Fall / Summer
Time of Day: Night / High Noon
Weather: Rain and Storms / Beautiful Days
Animal: Red Pandas / Otters (Because of Oti…)
Birth Village: Konohagakure
Current Village: Tanigakure
Academy Graduation Age: 7
Chūnin Promotion Age: 10
Rank: Anbu Ne (Root)
Ninja Status: Missing-nin/ Kawakami Dorei Leader/ Tanikage
Are you in the Akatsuki?: No.
Bijuu [Tailed Beast]?: No.
Teammates: Two irrelevant team mates during her time as a genin.
Sensei: Her original Sensei was, of course, her Chunin team leader. However, as she grew older her most admired shinobi warrior was Tobirama Senju, an extremely skilled Water Release ninja, perhaps the most skilled.
Nindo: “Question every order.”[Your ninja way! EX.Kira's is = "Never give up, Never say never!"]
Chakra Element: (Primary) Water, (Secondary) Wind
Weapon(s): Shurikan, Kunai, (She is searching for pieces of Tobirama’s Sword of the Thunder God to forge a new sword in its image)
Water Release: Water Gun Technique (Secret), Drowning Water Blob (Secret, in training), Water Balloon Technique (Secret), Hydrification Technique (Secret), Archerfish (a simple jet of water), Hiding in Water Technique, Water Encampment Wall (with pre-existing water, in training), Great Waterfall Technique (in training), Water Clone Technique, Water Beast (in training)
Shadow Sewing Techinique (Secret, only Nara Clan technique she could learn)
Kekkai Genkai: (Self-Created – In Progress)
[*Remember not to Overpower your OC or they will be considered mary-sue*]
1 - 5: Horrible
6 - 8: Below average
9 - 10: Average
11 - 13: Above average
14 - 16: Talented
17 - 18: Gifted [This is Sannin level]
Strength in Jutsu
Ninjutsu [ninja techniques]: 17
Genjutsu [illusion techniques]: 6
Taijutsu [martial arts techniques]: 3
Kekkei Genkai [bloodline traits]: (Self-created, Max Level) 18
Doujutsu [eye techniques]: 0
Kinjutsu [forbidden techniques]: 0
Fuuinjutsu [sealing techniques]: 0
Strength in Missions
Intelligence [Shikamaru is a 18]: 17
Wisdom [It comes with age; Jiraiya would be at least 17]: 13
Strength [Measure of your body's muscles; Kisame would be 17-18]: 6
Agility [How well you can move, dodge, etc.]: 16
Dexterity [How well you can aim/form seals]: 15
Stamina [Chakra amount; Kisame is a 18]:12
Constitution [How well you can take a hit; Would you be a 1 hit K.O?]: 9
Charisma [How social you are; Naruto is a 18]: 4
Comeliness [Your attractiveness, it has to fit with your looks above]: 10
Chakra Control [Important for medical ninja; Tsunade is a 18]:12
Cooperation [How well you work with other people/comrades]:1
Total: 159 (Not sure what the limit is before a character is considered a Sue)
SHINTO RELIGION AND RITUALS
Eren is extremely religious and faithful to her beliefs in the power of the Water God Mizugami. She believes that through him, her water jutsu abilities can reach even farther than that of the renowned Tobirama Senju, who could bring forth water from his body even when water was miles upon miles away.
She also believes that through this religion, those of the Yuki clan can grow stronger as a family and eventually shed the fear they have of the outside world. After she forms the Kawakami Dorei faction, all members must perform a Water Purification ambulation either once a week, or once a month, as well as perform one if a member ever must kill another human being or creature. A member can either go to a Shinto Shrine, or perform the ritual near a river.
The Shinto Shrines are not built until Eren has fully disbanded from the Root ANBU and established the new Fukkatsu Clan. Since a good portion of the members of her faction and their families are from the wounded Yuki clan, they do not argue this decision. Also, a lot of the villagers in the Hidden Valley Village are emotionally wounded because of the war, and openly embrace the new leadership in hopes of bringing peace and prosper to the land. Eren is not frowned upon in the Land of Rivers in the slightest bit.
The practice is called Omairi. Normal villagers may visit Shinto Shrines to perform this ritual.
The Step-By-Step process:
- One will bow at the entrance to the shrine before entering
- They thing approach the Temizu, which is a small pool of water with many long wooden dippers laying around the edge of the stone pool. One would take the dipper into their right hand, scoop up water, then pour it into their left hand. They then take the dipper into their left hand, letting the water flow forth over the handle of the dipper, scoop water, and pour it into their right hand. Then with the water from the right hand, it is poured into the left, and then poured into one's mouth. With a few silent swishes, they are then allowed to swallow. This is the lesser form of the Water Purification, which washes away the uncleanliness from one's body, soul, and mind.
- One may then approach the center of the shrine, ring the bell, and donate a favorable sum into the donation box.
- Once finished, one must bow twice, clap their hands twice and hold the second clap together in front of their heart, closing in a third bow.
- One may then leave, very quietly.
- No shoes are allowed inside the shrine.
Eren, on the other hand, performs a more dedicated ritual on her own. She places herself under a waterfall and performs ablutions: saying a silent prayer up to 95 times, saying things such as: "In the name of God, The Most Pure, The Most Pure."
For the members of the Kawakami Dorei, after they have killed another human being or creature they must perform a small purification ritual over the body before leaving it. To do this, they simply kneel down near the head of the body and pull out a canteen of water (which they have on them at all times). Pouring some of the water into their left hand, they say a silent prayer for the deceased to reach the Other Side peacefully, and then pour the water over the dead's forehead, closing in prayer.
Eren bears the Kawakami Dorei leader tattoo on her back, while root members can bear the tattoo anywhere on their body.
During her time in Root, while she was stationed at the Katabami Gold Mines, she secretly founded an organization titled the Kawakami Dorei (meaning River God Servants). Many of the ninja who joined her were from the Water Country, and other countries that were war-torn. Those from the Water Country were mostly Yuki Clan descendants who were never able to use or perfect their jutsus due to stigmas placed on them because of the war. Eren encouraged them to train and reveal their true potential. Though Eren follows her religion very strictly, she does not make her followers perform the rituals. However, she does encourage the water-based jutsu users to do the ablutions to strengthen their power. Since many have seen the proven results of the ritual dedication, most all of the members are now very devoted followers of the Shinto religion whether they used water techniques or not. The Kawakami Dorei was founded with the purpose of encouraging peace among the land (much like the original reasons for the founding of the Akatsuki). However, in its smaller stage, it is mainly a group of skilled ninja who have the common goal of supporting their leader, Eren, and helping her overthrow the corrupt leaders of the River Country and rebuild its villages' economy. Its most difficult task is overthrowing the Tanikage and taking over Tanigakure, the Hidden Village of the River Country. Taking all of the time she needs, Eren has been planning this for nearly a decade, and will only strike when she knows her plan to take Tanigakure would be flawless and result in the least amount of casualties.
Completion word: kafkaesque