|Namikaze Clan (Konohagakure)|
|Namikaze Clan (波風一族, Namikaze Ichizoku, Literally meaning: Namikaze Clan)|
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The Namikaze clan is an almost extinct clan, with only one surviving member left. The clan originated from Konoha however the clan slowly died out. The clan is known for natural speed (commonly enhanced with the Flying Thunder God Technique) and incredible life force (like the Uzumaki Clan). This clan is not to be confused with the Namikaze Clan of Takigakure.
The clan was founded in the early days of Konohagakure. It became a known clan however was not as big as clan such as the Hyuga Clan and the Uchiha Clan. The clan consisted of ninja with skills in speed. The clan slowly died out, now with only one known remaining member.
In recent history, one of the last two members died, leaving only surviving member (Minato died leaving his younger brother Hayate).
The last known member of the clan is Hayate Namikaze (the clan's current leader), who hopes to revive the clan. The last two members used to be Hayate and his brother Minato, who died in the Ninetails attack on Konohagakure. Hayate is the clan's leader, gaining the title following the death of his brother; this title is kind of pointless, as there isn't any other members of the clan.
Minato Namikaze is the Fourth Hokage and the previous leader of the clan, He is the most famous member of the clan, and there is debate over who holds the 'Strongest Member'title, him of his brother (when alive, Minato was stronger than Hayate but since Minato's death, Hayate has become stronger).
A female member of the clan (Minato and Hayate's cousin) Kaguya Namikaze, was kidnapped by Orochimaru in an attempt to gain the Namikaze's natural speed and life force sustainability. She is presumed dead as she has never been seen or traced since, but there is a slight chance she is still alive.
The clan is known for natural speed, usually enhanced by the Flying Thunder God Technique or Lightning Release chakra. Hayate is the only known member to have Swift Release chakra, and being the last member of the clan this becomes the clan's Kekkei Genkai.
The clan is also known for the naturally long sustaining life force, slighty less sustaining than the Uzumaki Clan.