Reitō Yuki (雪冷凍, Yuki Reitō) is a ninja of Kirigakure. He is also the son a Yuki clan couple that went into hiding during his clan's slaughter. Later on he joined Akuryō, the personal team of his close friend Yoshitsune Uchiha. He also helped form and joined Gingagakure and is one of the leaders of the Gingagakure ANBU.
Born to a Yuki couple who's ancestors fled Kirigakure due to the execution of Kekkai Genkai bearing clans and people. He and his family joined Kiri when they learned of how the once bloodline hating village had a Mizukage who had two Kekkei Genkai, the kage being Mei Terumī. He trained under Mugetsu Yoroi, so like his master he quickly rose through ranks and was also a great swordsman. During his chūnin exams he met and befriended Yoshitsune Uchiha quickly due to their similar pasts. He rose to the rank of chūnin alongside his new friend and went back to Kiri.
After becoming a jōnin and serving as an ANBU member, Reitō stood as one of Kiri's strongest shinobi. Dispite his strength, many in the village were still annoyed by his childish antics, namely Mugetsu who was embarrased his student still acted in such a manner. Like Mugetsu, Reitō took on a student of his own. He began to teach the young Zangetsu Hōzuki, who he chose due to a combination of interest in his clan's abilities and his name being similar to that of his sensei. One night while patrolling thje city, Yoshitsune appeared and asked the Yuki to join his newfound team Akuryō. Reitō, though he loved his village, decided to join his friend as a way to explore the world and meet new challenges. Along with the rest of the team, he joined Yoshitsune's new village Gingagakure and became one of the leaders of the local ANBU. When Zangetsu joined Ginga, Reitō took to being his legal gaurdian, which Zangetsu was pleased with. At some point he discovered a powerful ice technique that was thought to be long lost by his clan.
Reitō typically be found wearing a purple cloak like cloth with a black shirt, black pants, and simple ninja sandals. He has long dark green hair and cold grey eyes. He has a X-shaped blue scar from when he was attacked with a sword and healed himself with his Ice Release.
Reitō is usually quite relaxed and happy, but once he gets into battle he becomes very serious, though he will crack jokes and boast at times. He would do anything for his friends, namely Yoshitsune Uchiha, who is his best and closest friend. He also loves to fight. He seems to believe he is a womanizer, though his attempts at love usually end in failure. He also acts like an uncle to Yoshitsune and Yuzuki's kids, Taifū Uchiha and Kiyomi Uchiha. When he was younger, he hung around his sensei Mugetsu Yoroi, and drove Mugetsu crazy to no end. Reitō was shown to be very depressed at the fact Mugetsu had joined the criminal organisation Tenkyū, not knowing it was actually the request of Kirigakure for him to join it and slay Reitō and Zangetsu Hōzuki. Reitō still cared for his teacher enough to spare him during Tenkyū's clash with Ginga, which was able to make Mugetsu repay him by creating an alliance between Kirigakure and Gingagakure.
Reitō has a variety of skills in which he uses. Namely he is known for the use of his Ice Release. He has admirable strength and agility, being able to keep up with some of the fastest shinobi known to man. He is able to fight with Kage level shinobi with little trouble, mostly due to his many teachers. His chakra reserves, like Sakin, are comparable to the average jinchūriki. Some people refer to Reitō as the strongest shinobi that the Yuki has ever produced, and one of the finest ninja to hail from Kirigakure.
He is highly skilled and proficient user of both Water Release and Wind Release techniques due to his Ice Release. Like Yoshitsune, he learned the Rasengan from Kazesō, and with it learned the Wind Release: Rasengan. His two favorite wind techniques were taught to him by his friend Sakin, being the Beast Tearing Palm and the Beast Tearing Gale Palm. With water he is able to use such techniques that produce a thousand sharks, make a field of water that makes opponents stick to the ground, and even reflect his opponent's attacks back at them.
His primary fighting style revolves around his Ice Release, which he has shown his great skill with many times. He uses his clan's famed Demonic Mirroring Ice Crystals, and is able to dispatch several jōnin by using it with geat ease. He also uses non-kekkei genkai ice technique used by Yukigakure, such as the Ice Release: Twin Dragon Blizzard and the Ice Release: One Horned White Whale technique, though he makes his with his natural ice chakra causing them to be far more powerful. He is the only known user of a technique long lost by the Yuki, the Ice Release Secret Technique: Ancient Dragon of the Frosted Plains. It is easily his strongest technique, though he refrains from using it often to avoid harming himself and innocent bystanders.
Reitō trained under the Seven Swordsman of the Mist but never intended on becoming a member. He works mainly with his katana that Yoshitsune forged for him. With it he can flow his Wind Release chakra into the blade making it sharper, and has been know to freeze his blade with his Ice Release as well. His blade is said to be sharp enough to slice through stones without the use of chakra, though this is not known to be true or not.
- Reitō is Japanese for "frozen" (冷凍).
- "I will protect my friends at all costs."
- "Hey don't be insulting my Ice Release now."