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Raikou Waka also known as Speed God ( Sokudo-shin ) is hailed as the fastest shinobi of his time, because of this he was chosen as the next hokage without hesitation. He is also one of the few survivors of the Waka clan who were nearly destroyed because of their unique Kekkei Mōra, the Desolation Release, one of the most powerful nature releases.
Life in the Academy
Raikou Waka is the first and oldest son of Tatsu Waka, a legendary shinobi, they named him Raikou because of his unique ability to passively absorb nature energy and transform its nature to lightning style. Raikou grew up not knowing his father but grew up strong and healthy.
Raikou always had a talent for making friends easily which led to his mother developing the idea that he could never be a ninja. However later on Raikou Waka survived using his Desolation Release chakra in a burst form when a mysterious assailant tried to capture him.
On entering Ninja Academy, Raikou proved to be a slow learner who could not learn Ninjutsu but with encouragement from his friends, teacher and mother he overcame all odds and became the best student in Konoha Ninja Academy.
Raikou then graduated from the Academy at the age of 9. Even though he was just a genin he had already obtained four Releases because of this and his special trait, a mysterious man had set their sights on him. During the graduation ceremony the Hokage sensed a vast amount of chakra. He finally located the source of the chakra and sent his advisor Shikamaru Nara to investigate. The mysterious figure spotted him and quickly sent Shikamaru hurling through the air. Everyone turned their attention to him this mysterious man swiftly grabbed Raikou and flew away. Naruto then sent Anbu to give chase to him. They finally apprehended him after a long drawn out chase to the border. A few months later Raikou was suddenly plagued by visions of a man with a black and white mask. He went into a number of fits, in one of these he almost killed his mother. Despite this the villagers did not bear ill feelings for him but instead praised his accomplishments. This caused suppress these visions forcefully and carry on with life as usual, this caused an odd diamond-shaped seal to appear on his right arm. However he still has these visions but they only occur when he is near an Ōtsutsuki or anyone with direct relations to that clan.
After the incident Naruto Uzumaki, the seventh Hokage, decided to personally train Raikou and keep an eye on his development. Since Naruto found it completely useless to perform the bell challenge since he was his only student, he instead used the Rasengan as a trial. It took less than a day to learn it since the Desolation Release requires more chakra control than the Rasengan. Naruto was surprised at this as it only took him a few hours to perfect. After his initial shock the Kage attempted to have a spar with him however as soon as he tried attacking the clouds began growling. Both he and the young blonde were a bit frightened but quickly went on with their plans. As they sparred the clouds began thickening in a matter of moments the sky took a shade resembling blood. However the two did not stop as they were both determined to test their abilities against one another. After an hour long training session the Kage had finally gained the upper hand and went for the final hit. As he approached the youngling the skies rumbled, the ground shook and the mountains tumbled suddenly a purple bolt of lightning shot from the skies. This was seemingly approaching the Uzumaki however strange enough the blonde seemed to be able to move around freely even as the bolt of lightning approach at the speed of light. Wanting to save his master Raikou jumped in the path of the thunderbolt and was instead hit. As a burst of light flashed soon followed by the sound of thunder, which somewhat sounded similar to an adult male weeping, the Kage found himself astonished that his pupil did such an act. Although he could've survived he was thankful towards his young apprentice after looking at his state the Kage used his healing abilities to awaken the blonde. "What...I'm still alive...?" Raikou said in a weak manner, as he said this the blonde fell towards the ground. "Yes you are champ but don't go die on me just yet. Okay?" Naruto said reassuringly.
As they approached the village the Kage began suspecting foul play as no thunderbolt could've done this, as the damage had not occurred on his body but rather his spiritual self. When taking him to the Konoha Children's Hospital the Kage met up with none other than Raikou's aunt. After explaining what happened the aunt muttered "So he's finally come for him..." the Kage than asked what who was targeting the young boy. However she did not utter a word but she instead turned her attention to severely injured Raikou. She then requested that the Kage retrieve the book of secrets near the Land of Water to which the Uzumaki willingly obliged. After a few hours of nerve wrecking waiting the Kage had finally returned to the village with the book. As the Kage handed the book over he asked what kind of information was valuable enough in the book to make him, the Hokage, to retrieve. She simply answered by saying it belonged to the Seishi Clan, a clan composing of people who dealt with spiritual matters, and that the book contained a secret ritual which could save the boy. However this required the boy absorb that same thing that sent him in this state however she mentioned that the ritual was regularly done in occurrence of a spiritual possession. The blonde's aunt began drawing a symbol resembling a tomoe bead with the kanji for Seishi. As they began the procedure the blonde began radiating bluish - violet streams of electricity which originated from his right shoulder. As they continued the burst seemed to get more powerful and near the end of the ritual the symbol began glowing a deep blue with the streams of electricity wrapping around Raikou, in reminiscent of a grape vine growing on a pole. As the ritual had come to an end Raikou awoke and looked around at his surroundings. He then asked what had happened as he looked at the strange symbol on his shoulder, they then explained that they had used a ritual from the Seishi Clan's book of knowledge to revive him fully. From this day on the blonde swore his eternal loyalty to the village for always being there at the most important moments of his life and he began to see the Kage as a father figure.
Mission: Gather Intel on The Masked Man
Raikou was walking home when he heard the Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki, had summoned him. He then rushed to the Hokage's Mansion where he saw an unfamiliar face. The Hokage then introduced him to his new squad captain, a teenage girl with long, pink hair. "You mean my squad right?" Raikou correcting the Hokage. " No, it's her squad and either this is not up for discussion its an order" he pointed at the girl with the pink hair. Raikou remarks with a smug look in his eye "Well, she's probably lower ranked than me anyway...". Naruto then jumped Raikou and beat him up in a comical fashion. "Are we done here?" Naruto said putting back on the Hokage's hat "Ye..yes sir." Raikou responded backing away from the Hokage comically. "Nice to me you" the girl who was apparently named Jenī no Kai said in a almost doll like voice.
Raikou shrugged her off and asked what the mission was. Naruto then said in a serious tone, "Do you remember the man that kidnapped you years ago?" Raikou then had a vision, one of those he had blocked years ago, of a man with of black and white in a strange library. Before he collapsed Jenī caught him however just touching him caused her to get flustered and accidentally dropped him on the floor. She then apologized in an almost comical way while Naruto said gloomily, "This is gonna be a looong day" Naruto then explained the mission to the two. "So this is a reconnaissance mission huh?" Raikou said while still recovering from the earlier trauma. Naruto shook his head and explained, "The Masked Man has recently became an S-rank criminal, as he stole the sacred scroll containing a technique capable of destroying entire villages. He has recently been seen in various places in the Land of Fire raiding multiple grave sites. However he has left all of the bodies in tact so I'm sending your squad to gather intel on his activities and remember do not engage him." Raikou was completely astonished by this, the man who had evaded a platoon of Anbu actually got his hands on such a technique and is doing who knows what in the Land of Fire. Jenī then snapped her fingers this action caused Raikou to return from his daydream. "Are you okay?" Jenī asked with a concerned look on her face. Raikou shrugged it off as he did earlier and asked where he was last seen. Naruto answered by saying he was recently seen near the Library of Knowledge.
They set off to the Library of Knowledge early in the morning. Raikou then thought about The Masked Man a man with powers beyond comprehension and how he was after an object of immense power. If he attained it he would be a god in his own right. Jenī then asked once again whether he was alright and stated she wouldn't quit bothering him until he answered. "Look I'm pretty sure you're a nice girl and all but trust me you do not want to get involved with that man." She then replied by saying she could take him to which he simply answered sarcastically while rolling his eyes, "Sure you can...Oh looks like we've finally arrived" Suddenly a shadow appeared above them, Raikou then intercepted this by grabbing Jenī and using Desolation Release: Burst to deflect it. The creature crashed and kept on going until he crashed into nearby mountain.
"What was that?!" Jenī said in a terrified tone. "I have no idea but it looks like it's bad news." Raikou replied while trying to figure out what the creature was because it didn't look like any of the creatures he had seen. The creature then stood up and came charging towards them. Raikou used the summoning technique to summon a flock of mockingbirds to confuse the beast. He then charged at the beast using a Rasengan however the beast did not even flinch. "Looks like I'm gonna need more" he then used the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique to make fifty clones and each one used Rasengan and charged at the beast this sent it hurling through the air. While in the air the beats turned it's attention to them and used the Hiden: Fuketsu Eki Tsunami. "What the?!" Raikou was horrified but not at the technique or the beast but it's chakra, it felt cold and hollow. Jenī then used the Steel Release: Weapon Moulding technique to make a chain to pull Raikou out of the way and crafted a steel sphere. However the the shield could not withstand the techniques sheer power and corrosive chakra.
Raikou then snapped back into reality and used his Lightning Release chakra to help it withstand the waves raw power. He then anxiously waited for the technique's end. After a few minutes it finally came to an end. Raikou then broke the steel sphere in half using his Lightning Chakra cloak after he undid his seal using a half cat and tiger hand seal. Raikou then looked around for the beast but it had vanished. He then thought it had most likely left because it thought they were dead. He didn't blame it because under normal circumstances they would have died but because of his unique ability which allowed him to passively absorb natural energy to enhance his body and his Lightning and Yang Release natures, he was able to shield them both from the intense attack. Raikou then fell to the ground due to chakra exhaustion.
Raikou woke up to a well lit room with an unfamiliar face above his own face. The man then introduced himself as Kumori a sage of the Library of Knowledge. "So we've finally arrived" Raikou said. Wait where is Jenī? He looked around and saw her talking to the other sages. Raikou then went to check if she was alright. She then stated with a smug expression that she wasn't the one who was laying on the floor. Annoyed by this he marched out of the Library with a pouted face. However Kumori was waiting at the entrance and asked Raikou what had happened. He then explained that they were attacked by a strange beast with unusual chakra. Kumori told him it may have been Naiha a creature of pure malicious nature with no inhibitions. How am I suppose to beat that thing even my Rasengan was no match for that thing questioned to which he simply replied, "Practice." How could this man be so calm if he knows how dangerous the enemy is. Their conversation is interrupted by the one of the other sages who called both Kumori and Raikou to discuss the recent grave robberies. They then set off the next day to investigate the tombs The Masked Man, early in the morning. Raikou arrived at the tomb site west of the library first however it seemed as if someone had already been there as the entrance to the tomb was open. He then went inside to investigate and he saw him, the one they had been searching for...The Masked Man. Raikou then felt his hand pulse and fell to the ground. What is going on I don't understand. What is it trying to tell me?
He then ignored the pulsing, looked at him and smirked. The Masked Man then suddenly crashed into the floor, "What the hell?! I didn't even see him move!" He then felt an unbelievable pain in his stomach area he looked down and saw it was a Rasengan drilling through him. Heh looks like you aren't as strong as I thought. The Masked Man then kicked Raikou off him sending him hurling through the air. He then followed up with a flying kick then drop kicked him into the floor. Suddenly a white cloud appeared which created multiple chains to intercept the kick then through him out of the tomb. I know I keep saying this but what the?! Raikou then backed away from the strange cloud and prepared for battle however the orb did not seem to be hostile. "So after all this time it has surfaced" The Masked Man said as he got up and appeared two orbs behind him. The black orb became a stream that erased everything in its path. Raikou then prepared a Rasengan in one hand and charged at him while avoiding the black stream. However the assailant used the white orb to create a gigantic wall. Raikou then backed away and evaded the black stream which was presumably following his heat signature as it was following his movements. While evading the assault of both the black stream and The Masked Man he managed to concentrate a handful of Desolation Release chakra enough to cause a big explosion so he could slip away. However he did not count on the white cloud becoming a bombshell. "Stop!" The Masked Man was not entirely suprised at this surrender. So you finally surrendered heh. Suddenly Raikou started running around in circles while yelling what am I gonna do?! Raikou then thought of an idea...RUN! While fleeing he tossed the bombshell to The Masked Man and ran away in a comical fashion. He was suprised at this as judging from the size of the bomb it would only cause a small explosion which wouldn't even cause that much damage. He then tossed it up into the air and ran after him but got pushed away by the bomb's explosion. He was amazed at the bombs' sheer power, no wonder why that idiot tossed it and ran as if his life depended on it. Once again he had underestimated that fool's abilities as the explosion wiped out the entire field if it wasn't for his black orb he would've most likely been incinerated.
Raikou was panting and looked behind him, he then saw a huge dust cloud signifying the bomb detonated. Luckily I wasn't the one who was directly caught in the explosion. Suddenly a steel cage fell upon him trapping him inside. What is the meaning of this? Raikou then saw the sages and Jenī. "Oh, I should've known..." Jenī said seeming annoyed. You guys just missed him. He was all like "Oh no bro" and I was like "Oh yeah bro. You should've thought about that before you..." he quickly got tired of this and asked them to let him out. Do we have to the sages questioned...
The next day Kumori asked Raikou what happened exactly, to which he happily replied proud of his exploits however he did leave out the cowardness part..."It's no surprise he was able to you use the Hiden: Art of Creation and Destruction Technique but you on the other hand..." Kumori then asked him to stay behind for further questioning and said he will inform the Hokage immediately.
Raikou spent three years at the Library of Knowledge learning how to use the hiden technique. During his stay at the library he developed Desolation Release: Rasengan as a result of him not being able to properly add his Desolation Release chakra to the Rasengan and discovered he had access to star chakra. Which upon discovering easily learned to control it due to his own Kekkei Tōta being more difficult to control because of its' unpredictable nature. After those three years he wondered around the world helping those in need until he returned to the village preferring the comfy lifestyle. Upon his return he was declared the Hokage although he refused even running away to be rid of the position. However they eventually caught him and pressured him into accept the position. During this period he weaseled himself into going on a mission called "Konohagakure's Recovery Mission". This mission involved saving a mysterious boy who was part of Sunagakure's mysterious Za Shadou project. He soon became the boy's closest friend who later introduced himself as Yakegoka Naikanboku after a dissing contest.
However his reign did not last long as he was asked after four months to become the leader of Meiyo no Kishi. He accomplished many feats during his time in Meiyo no Kishi including battling an army of rogue samurai and emerging victorious. After some time in Meiyo no Kishi he began to see a cycle hatred. However he did not think much about it until he heard of a terrorist group, led by The Masked Man, who had declared war on the shinobi world. During the Five Great Nation's darkest hour he abandoned them along with the members of Meiyo no Kishi. However Yakegoka tried to stop him in vain. The two clashed in a battle of the ages which left the surrounding area's environment completely changed. During this battle Raikou gained access to Stellar Sage Mode after attempting to gather more Senjutsu chakra despite not having any chakra left to balance it so he used star chakra as a substitute. However in the end Raikou emerged victorious.
After his defection from Konohagakure he and Meiyo no Kishi went hunting after The Masked Man. After searching for a week they took a break in a nearby city, here Raikou met a girl who asked were the nearest hotel. He then instantly volunteered to escort and told the rest that he'd catch up with them. Along the way the girl and Raikou stopped at a restaurant to grab a bite to eat. There they got to know each other and Raikou realised he felt strange. It was something he had never experienced before but he simply shrugged it off and suggested they go before it becomes late. After a few hours Raikou remembered one important fact...he had NO sense of direction whatsoever. The girl then started to suspect something was wrong based of Raikou's ridiculous expression.
"You have no idea where we're going do you..." to which Raikou replied with, "Of course I do...heh...heh...( cough )". After he explained that he did not know the girl warned him that although she liked him she had to get home fast. Before he could ask why The Masked Man interrupted and kicked Raikou causing to fall on the ground. The man then said that he was her brother. While Raikou was shocked the man attacked Raikou however before he could land a hit the girl summoned giant beast and crushed him. Raikou was surprised at this but quickly got up. When he saw the monster he realised she was the one who attacked him and Jenī. He then asked the girl what was going on, she then told him that he was the person who took her in when everybody was against her. After explaining she told Raikou to run. He then asked her what was her name before going to look for backup. "My name...Kurasa Seishi". The Masked Man then sent the beast flying. The man then declared that he will not escape and even if it did it would not help as the Fifth Great Shinobi War was reaching it's conclusion. Raikou then vowed to not let that happen no matter the pain he will be forced to endure he then fought with the masked figure. The Masked then revealed that he has been holding back all this time and that Raikou has not even seen his full power. During this battle he managed to crack his mask and saw the man's pure white hair, signifying that he was an Ōtsusuki. Shocked at this discovery he lost concentration and was fatally wounded. The man told him that he was no longer interested in him and that he was a failed experiment not before teleporting away. However just before going he said a few words which surprised both the girl and the blonde known as Raikou " You are my child young Waka...you are my...son..."
Journey to Salvation
After his defeat Raikou wakes up to a Purei who asks him who brought him to them because some mysterious lady just dropped him off. Raikou then thought of what the masked said and decided to go for some training. After a month of intense training at Meiyo no Kishi headquarters he decided he was finally ready to battle him. However the rest of Meiyo no Kishi refused saying that he will only get himself killed but after tough battle Raikou managed to slip by. He then pondered what the mysterious figure meant by when he spoke of a 'Fiffth Shinobi War'. Raikou was then ambushed by a strange beast which seemed to made of the destruction path of his Hiden technique. He then saw it killing ally shinobi so came to the conclusion it was hostile. He then opened his unique suppression seal kicked the beast aside and was confused with the shinobi's expressions. They then asked him how he did that he then came to the conclusion that it was because of his Senjutsu chakra. He then asked what was happening they then told him the war had finally spread from the Land of Earth to the rest of the Shinobi world. As he approached the area where the Masked Man was last seen he met up with the rest of the noble group.
As he looked at them a giant figure appeared before them along with the mysterious girl the blonde had met. Raikou questioned the girl's presence however he had no time to think as the man who had caused the war, the man who had claimed to be his father, the man who had left him alone with his mother none other than the Masked Man himself. His presence alone triggered and caused him to go berserk, he then chased after the man as he ran. The rest of Meiyo no Kishi chased after them however the group's swordsman was separated from them and was left behind to fend for himself. The group's strategist mentioned that he was acting irresponsibly putting the rest of them in danger however the young Waka simply said that if they don't put the masked figure down it could mean the end of human civilisation as we know it. As they approached the man the blonde told them to set up their signature technique while he tried to hold down the masked man. The sun was rising reflecting on the clouds, giving off the impression of a golden sunrise, the birds chirping had come to an end in a moment of total silence. As soon as the sun risen as soon as the birds began chirping bringing an end to the silence the two figures began their battle. The Masked Man created a stream of the destruction path, erasing the matter which stood in its way, while the blonde used his incredible speed to evade the attack while rushing towards the man, while weaving a few hand signs. As he appeared in front of the man, barely evading the destructive force, several black entities appeared on both of Raikou's sleeves as they attacked the masked foe. To avoid destruction the man blocked using his own black stream to defend causing a huge explosion to appear. The explosion was tremendous causing the surrounding area to be completely obliterated wiping out the rivers, the valleys and even the entire mountain scape. Meiyo no Kishi was protected by a clone which had been made during the wait, this clone created a golden sheild which was imbued with Senjutsu. Once the explosion had ended, after a few minutes, the two foes where no where to be found as their missing comrades returned to the battle. Raikou saw himself in a place where objects seemed distorted and twisted. He looked around only to see the masked man standing there looking pretty pissed. "I take it you've become stronger since our last encounter" the masked figure said. He then explained that the explosion had destroyed the space in the area in such a way they were temporarily erased appearing in Limbo. As the the space and time in that area ceased to exist causing it to only exist in Limbo, this caused an abnormally which space - time tried to correct by letting the area exist on another plane of existence therefore them. After he had explained the masked man used the creation path to create multiple shuriken and shot them towards the blonde at incredible speeds to which Raikou countered with a barrage of his own shuriken. The two attacks clashed however the blonde's shuriken made contact with the masked man. The man was badly burnt by the attack however the strange thing is that he appeared unfazed by it. The Masked Man then imbued his left hand with the power of the destruction path, acting as a blade, the foe then hurled himself through mid air in attempt to out speed him. However this was attempt resulted in nothing but failure as Raikou evaded the attack by manipulating his special curse mark. He used it to create a pathway of pure energy which would sling shot him out of the way, due to him 'surfing' on the light.
The Masked Man was angered by this and created black constructs which resembled the Seven Shinto Gods of Luck. Stunned by this the blonde was easily taken down however moments just before the creatures landed a hit he evaded the attack. While travelling at light speed the blonde was knocked back into the normal plane by a fist originating from none other than the man who claimed to be his father. Raikou was stunned by this and questioned the man how he could touch him at those speeds much less see him. "You see it is thanks to the power of my Byakugan...it allowed me to see you your next action before it even happened. So in a way I have the power to see your fate" the mysterious man explained in an almost smug manner. The blonde then came to the conclusion that the man has been using his Byakugan to widen the range of his jutsu. If this is what's going on i have to first destroy 'Papa's' mask. The blonde then readied about fifty clones each holding a Raikou brand kunai, which possessed a curved blade for skewing, in their hands. The real body then said "Lets end this now guys!" before unleashing a burst from his body to block his sensory powers. Not knowing what to expect his father released a giant blob of white mass from his body which formed a strange beast composing of a gorilla's arms, a cheetah's legs and the neck being that of a giraffe holding a crocodile's head. As Raikou's clones approached the abomination simply knocked them aside. However the clones where getting more and more by the second. They quickly overpowered the creature with strength in numbers, that and the fact fact the blonde was simply too irritating for even the creature to handle. Father quickly became aware of this and infused the creature with the destruction path, erasing the clones which attacked, and made the creature capture the real one. "I'm quiet disappointed...son..." the blonde's father said in a deep tone as he watched the creature crush him to death. "Any last words...?" The blonde responded to this question by spitting in his fathers face.
The man put up his hand signaling the creature to crush the young man. The sound of bones shattering filled the area, just as the masked man had assumed victory a puff of white smoke emerged from the creature's hand. Im...Impossi..ble as he stuttered the ground below him broke revealing the blonde with his fists clenched. The man swiftly activated his Dōjutsu and hit him into the ground using a simple palm attack. That one also turned out to be a clone as the man looked around he spotted multiple clones of Raikou coming from the air. The first couple of clones managed to land a hit however as they approached to destroy his mask a thousand needles rained down from the heavens. Using his Byakugan the man targeted the clones' Tenketsu in hopes of disabling the real body. This would cause the other clones to dissipate. As the clones began to dissipate they formed a couple of hand seals, using each others' hands as they could not properly form hand seals. This action caused more clones to appear each of them defending each other and creating more clones against the man's efforts to stop them. As they approached the man switched to the Hyūga fighting style in order to preserve his chakra. However the clones were beginning to shift the battle in their favour, by simultaneously using two of the Hyūga Clan's fighting techniques he was able to ward them off. As he sent the last clone flying a the real Raikou appeared with a swirling explosion in his left hand and slammed it into the man's mask. Due to the surprise of the attack the blonde's father could not evade the technique. As the explosion was about to consume the rest of his body the man managed to erase the areas that were caught in the technique's pull. While the blonde teleported away the man as the bombshell formed the man formed a large mass of black in between his palms. This seemingly erased the explosion however it seemed to get bigger and bigger. "Wait he isn't suppose to be able to erase energy..." Raikou said in a fearful tone. As the mass expanded it seemed to disrupt the space around it causing them to be thrown back into the real world. When they returned the blonde was not necessarily glad because by the looks of the enemies attack it was probably meant to finish things. "This is my most powerful attack...one that is capable of bringing an entire universe to an end...it combines the shadow and light aspects and my own chakra in the form of the destruction path. Beyond this point this jutsu will continue expanding until it brings everything to a 'Big Freeze'...you will not survive. As the blonde pondered on what to do the rest of Meiyo no Kishi appeared and immediately erected a gigantic barrier around the opponent. Raikou told them to leave because the technique simply would not contain a dimension - killer. They then explained that if Raikou could combine his chakra along with the justu they could nuetrilise the enemy's attack but at the cost of their lives. The blonde said it was too risky however in the end they agreed that it was their last hope.
By combining the last of their chakra they managed to enhance the abilities of the barrier to a greater extent. However it was a matter of time before the barrier broke, seeing as there was no time to repair it due to the rapid growth rate of the technique, in order to protect everyone Raikou used a large scale space - time ninjutsu to transform the barrier into an extremely powerful space - time ninjutsu. "This...is my...final technique..." As he teleported him and his father away he looked at his team with wide smile before telling them he would be back. However in his heart he knew that it was the end for him. A huge shadow engulfed his body as he told them to tell Kurasa something, that he love her back. Beyond this point no one knows what happened as he apparently died along with his father. However this claim has been proven to be false as some have reported seeing him but these individuals happen to be from the Hyūga Clan so they may just be seeing his spirit.
Raikou Waka has curly yellow hair and golden eyes surrounded by golden marks surrounding his eyes, akin to when using senjutsu. He has pierced his ears as a symbol of honour in his household. His usual attire consists of a brown leather jacket with thick black fur on the corners of his hoodie, blue denim jeans with multiple holes around his knee area and a pair of headphones hanging around his neck. Underneath his jacket he has a black short sleeved shirt. As alternate clothing he wears a black short - sleeved shirt and a pair of retro glasses, the glass is deep gold colour, hang on his shirt. The jacket has the clan's insignia embroidered on the shoulder area and navy blue, denim jeans. During his Meiyo no Kishi days he wore the group's formal uniform which included a tattoo on his back of a lotus, in black ink, and a white coat which extended to just below his ankle with a shiny - silver collar.
Raikou is normally seen with a smile on his face and almost no one has ever seen him angry before. This was attributed to his childhood where he was constantly encouraged as a child. Everyone treated him with much kindness causing him to grow up in a kind loving community. However when in battle Raikou will show a bit of madness in battle his expression changes as he states that he is having fun.
Raikou is a kind, big-hearted young person. He will not hesitate to help anyone in need, friend or foe, even if it puts his own life at risk. However although he is kind, he does have a short temper and is easily angered by such things as someone taking his lunch. Raikou is normally laid back but when a mission arrives he will do anything to weasel his way into going there himself. This normally causes the advisors to complain constantly about him ignoring his duties as Hokage. As he finds the position to be a 'total bore', he often states although he refused to accept the position the Daimyō and the sages pressured him into accepting it. He has also been noted to have no sense of direction this often gets him into akward situations.
Raikou is a powerful shinobi who's abilities caught the attention of the Fire Daimyō and the sages. This caused them to choose Raikou without hesitation as the next Hokage. When Raikou refused to accept the position the Fire Daimyō and the sages pressured him until he accepted, a further testament to his powers. Raikou is capable of barely matching with the speed of the Second Hokage's Flying Thunder God technique. This earned him the title Sukodo-shin which literally means 'The speed god'. He has even created a technique for instant transportation by utilising Space-Time Ninjutsu and the feathers of his summonings, which increases the mental ability of a living organism. After a long period of depression, after the death of his comrade, he became an avenger and invented new jutsu to counter The Masked Man's powers.
Chakra and physical prowess
Raikou Waka has incredible stamina and speed, allowing him to end any battle almost instantly but this makes him vulnerable to surprise attacks. However because of his tendency to help anyone in need, he gets injured most of the time trying to protect them. His physical strength is not impressive but he makes up for it by using a special fighting style he invented, called Flowing Taijutsu ( Ryuurei Taijutsu, 流麗体術 ) which allows him to dodge an attack by lowering his defence completely and move with the 'flow' of the fight. However if the attacks make contact the user will receive the attacks full power. He later gains access to star chakra after he consumes a starfruit obtained through unknown means. This was later revealed to be from a traveling salesman who had visited the village a few years earlier. As the blonde was too irritating the salesman decided to give him, despite his better judgement, the Starfruit.
Raikou is capable of using Lightning Release, Fire Release, Earth Release, Yang Release nature transformations and a Kekkei Mōra. He later gains access to Yin Release after his encounter with The Masked Man. He also has a natural cloak of Lightning Release chakra similar to that of the Raikage however this cloak has low voltage but can cause substantial damage to anyone trying to touch him. As this natural cloak often hurts anyone who touches him, he has created a seal to suppress his ability. This seal can be undone by forming a half cat and tiger hand seal. Later on in his life he gains Yin-Yang Release after gaining the hiden technique. During his battle with Yakegoka Naikanboku he gained access to Solar Release and Lunar Release due to him attaining Stellar Sage Mode.
Ninjutsu and Explosion Expertise
Raikou does not heavily on ninjutsu but if the opponent cannot be beaten by speed alone, as a final resort, he will use his Desolation Release. However normally he will sub consciously begin using star chakra to battle strong or troublesome opponents. He later shows the ability to control it and later on he shows the ability to access Star Chakra Mode with ease to perform more powerful Nnjutsu. His skill with Ninjutsu lies not in concentrated attacks but rather the art of explosions. His fame with explosives have earned him the right to be called an expert in the art of explosions. Due to his Kekkei Genkai he has learned to utilise explosions in a unique manner however this does not take away from its' power.
Being a Waka he was trained from a young age to utilise this dangerous brand of chakra. Although regarded as a technique the Desolation Release is an actual nature, the confusion comes from the chakra itself. If the chakra in the users body is not used in a correct manner it could violantly explode outwards. This was the main reason the Waka Clan was hunted down because if the user of their clan's unique nature which is similar to Explosion Style in the terms of its nature. Besides this many of his clan members were hired as terrorist, who could destroy entire villages at a time. Therefore anyone who originates from this clan possess a natural affinity towards explosives.
Raikou Waka seems to have some knowledge with fūinjutsu, judging from him being able to unseal the bombs from Desolation style: Origin of Explosions- Birth. He was also capable of constructing a seal which is able to suppress one's unique ability.
Raikou Waka sub consciously uses star chakra instead of the normal chakra variant to coat his blades. He then combines this with his incredible speed and begins to slash his opponents, this causes him to unknowingly perform Kenjutsu: Swift Star Slicing Stream. Raikou can also perform other sword related techniques such as Leaf-Style Willow. During the Fifth Great Shinobi War he started carrying around the Blades of Shadow and Truth, a pair of blades which encourage the use of the shadow and light aspects of chakra. During his battles which involve Kenjutsu he often goes for a swift blow to the abdomen to end the battle quickly. His other techniques which involve the use of this art revolve around a single concept which is to slash down the opponent as fast as possible. This use works hand in hand with his usual fighting style so by combining his speed along with the single slash concept he can cut his foe down in a matter of moments. The secret to his technique is to push away the air in the blades path therefore not only allowing for maximum velocity but it in truth creates a secondary blade of compressed air.
Blades of Shadow and Truth
Raikou created these two swords as a result of trying to defeat the masked figure. While crafting the blades the blonde infused a sample of the masked man's tissue sample, which he obtained during his last encounter with him, this caused the twin blades to form a sort of affinity towards the Yin and Yang Releases. This allows him to easily imbue the blades with these chakra natures to perform techniques through them. Using one blade to erase matter and the other to increase it's own matter he has been declared the god of shadow and truth.
Star Chakra Mode
Raikou unconsciosly gained access to Star Chakra Mode after consuming the star fruit. However because of the shock caused to his body, Raikou lost consciousness and does not remember this happening. So he has not entered this mode as of yet, but sub-consciously uses star chakra without realising it. However this only occurs when he is having trouble with an opponent. He later becomes aware of this chakra and learns how to control it in a short period of time. However he is still unaware of the Star Chakra Mode. However he later uses this form as he tries to fend off the Masked Man when he tries to destroy the entire dimension using his Kekkei Genkai along with his Hiden Techniquein unison to cause the 'Big Freeze'. Raikou used this form, since he did not have enough chakra to go into the higher form, to create a gigantic explosion to counter this. This helped him cancel out the two techniques.
Stellar Sage Mode
Raikou immediately gained access to this mode due to his special ability. Unlike the basic form his one lacks permanent wings but instead his chakra cloak form several streams of purplish - blue bolts of lighting forming wings. His lighting prowess seems to untamed in state as it is always surrounding him in an elegant manner with a deep coloured lightning aura. This causes his hair to stand and he also seems to appear a rather long, white silk scarf. Due to him attaining new found powers almost instantly when trying to access more star chakra because of this Raikou is unaware of Star Chakra mode up to this day.
This grants him the ability of flight and allows him to manipulate all basic nature elements and the shadow and light aspects of these. The sensory abilities of the blonde a raised to such a degree that he can easily detected an individual who exists on another plane. His chakra is increased to such an extent that his power is comparable to that of the nine tailed beast, in comparison with the initial ten tailed beast. However although comparable the blonde openly admits that he cannot beat the beast. His physical powers are increased therefore removing his weakness towards physical attacks.
Curse of the Seishi Clan
Raikou gained access to senjutsu chakra due to Raikou's special ability to passively absorb Senjutsu chakra and convert it to Lightning chakra, to augment his physical abilities and power up his Lightning natured techniques. While in this mode he is surrounded by lightning aura. How and why this ability appeared in him was unknown in the past however it was later revealed that the power was granted to him not by the ritual but by the spiritual entity known as Raijin. This power takes the form of a tomoe shaped mark on his shoulder. It seems to radiate streams of electricity which wrap around the user protecting them from eminent danger. When triggered the mark gives the blonde the ability to control the static in the atmosphere giving him the ability to control lightning. This gives the blonde multiple abilities including absorption of lightning natured attacks, the ability to travel at light speed and the conversion of this energy to chakra. For this reason it is rumoured that he has help from the gods or that he is the son of the god of thunder, Raijin. Others have even gone as far as to say he is Raijin himself in human form, for this reason he has been dubbed with the name of Raijin ( 雷神, literally meaning Thunder God ).
Raikou Waka uses unruly tactics in battle, this confuses the enemy and his allies to the point in which they are not sure on which side he is on. But Raikou is loyal to his allies and would never abandon them no matter what the circumstances are. Raikou is very trusting of strangers believing everyone has a good heart this is his best trait however this is also his greatest weakness as people often take advantage of him. When he is angered he loses all reason and attacks the assailant mercilesly. The only thing that may stop is someone giving him a piece of sponge cake.
- Raikou's data book:
- His most favourite food is hazelnut flavoured Ice Cream
- His least favorite is anything which contains onions
- His most favorite drinks are sports drinks
- His least favorite drink is anything with bubbles
- Raikou's favourite words are 'what the' and 'wait...wuh?"
- Raikou's hobbies include helping out at the Konoha Orphanage, shrugging things off a habit which he inherited from the Hokage, drawing and annoying his best friend
- I consider this character as my first main character as he was the first one I made one I joined the site. A few people helped with his initial character design because at first he was meant to be the Pseudo - Jinchuriki of the ten tails.