|Age||Unknown (presumed late teens)|
|Height||180 cm (6'0")|
|Weight||67.58 kg (149 lbs)|
Uchiha Clan (presumed)
|Kekkei Genkai||Sharingan (presumed)|
|Nature Type|| Fire Release|
|Weapons||Sōzan Chomon (想山著聞, lit. "Thought Conceived on a Mountain, Something Well-Known Throughout the World") (twin set of kodachi)|
Karasu Hayashi (林烏, Hayashi Karasu, lit. "Forest Crow") is the enigmatic shinobi of Mount Hayashi, an infamous assassin of extraordinary skilled said to have killed the Daimyo of Fire Country just years after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, and numerous other high profile individuals. He has eluded the greatest trackers from across the elemental countries, and if the rurmors are true has made Mount Hayashi his base of operations. He has allies in many countries, a network of agents that has penetrated the depths of every major Hidden Village, and is rumored to have tamed the ancient mountain demons that inhabit Mount Hayashi, calling upon their nefarious powers giving rise to his moniker of the Onikage (鬼影, lit. "Demon Shadow").
Since the fall of the Uchiha Madara, and Uchiha Sasuke, two of the most prominent criminals in the history of the Shinobi world, any remnants of the Uchiha clan have been mercilessly hunted down by the combined efforts of the hidden villages, due to the rising xenophobia of bloodline limit users, and especially those of Uchiha descent. The years following the Fourth World War were a trying time, especially of those in possession of any Doujutsu, whom were ruthlessly persecuted. It was eventually determined that any surviving Uchiha be placed with a 100,000,000 ryō bounty; that is one-hundred times the cost of a single S-Rank mission.
He is considered ruthless, and extremely dangerous, possessing unique ninjutsu said to grant him powers beyond that of an ordinary shinobi. How much of this is real or myth is unknown, but given that he has successfully fought off numerous bounty hunters, and shinobi from all nations yet continues to maintain an elusive presence is a testament to his incredible skill and ability.
There has never been one clear account of "Karasu's" physical appearance, as he tends to make frequent use of disguises, coupled with henge to hide his real features. However as a member of the Hayashi he tends to favor the clans typical garb, appearing as one of their masked shinobi. He wears a slightly modernized version of the traditional armor worn by shinobi since before the creation of the great shinobi clans; though it has been heavily modified to include shoulder pauldrons, a kabuto helmet, a torso guard and shin guards.
The entire outfit is simple in design, with an interior blue and outer white rimmed decorated clothing. Beneath his clothing he wears chain-mail armor to offer greater protection, especially for his vitals, such as under the arms, while the simple clothing design all but obscures the presence of the armor. Carefully laid seals, help to reinforce the armor's hardness, while reducing its sound, to aid with strealth, and offers a somewhat collared appearance to protect the neck. On his hands are a mismatched pair of guantlets which can double as an effective shield against senbon, kunai and shuriken, with black fingerless gloves.
The only real tell-tale sign of who he may be is his infamous crimson hair that hangs below his helmet. His face guard, which covers the upper portion of his face also obscures his eyes, preventing many from identifying whether or not he truly is an Uchiha. He is a muscular man however, not unlike some of the other shinobi, preferring to make as little use of his chakra, and instead relying more so on kenjutsu and taijutsu as shown by his impressive physique.
—There is no good and evil, only achievement and failure.
Karasu is undoubtably a highly skilled shinobi, possessing such natural talent that has served him well in surviving the aftermath of the Fourth Great Shinobi War. Since its end, a bounty has been put on the heads of any person who is of Uchiha descent, and for Karasu this ultimately meant this his life would forever be in peril. Its unknown when and where he acquired his training, perhaps they are skills acquired through experience, a necessary trait for someone who has escaped from hunter-nin countless times in the past. Regardless of the source, Karasu is an incredibly well versed individual, possessing detailed knowledge of the happenings of the shinobi world, a highly acute wit, and even greater sense of paranoia.
He has assumed many identities in the past, some still active today, others nothing more than false leads for the average hunter-nin to follow until the ends of the earth. Karasu has been forced to rely on wit, uncanny instincts, and plethora of other skills to remain alive to this day. With chakra sensors constantly on the lookout, his rudimentary abilities, such as his taijutsu have been honed into a deadly edge so as to remain off the radar of any would be assassin, along with his other lesser skills; manipulation, disinformation, and subtlety have all been practiced until mastered and seamlessly assimilated into his personality.
Karasu is famous or infamous depending on his whim, assassin who has only recently garnered his near fame in the civil wars that now plague the Land of Water, almost a decade and a half after the end of the Fourth Great Shinobi War. He has repeatedly demonstrated himself to be a cold and ruthless assassin who will slaughter any who has seen him, giving rise to his legendary status as a nearly unrivaled shinobi, often considered nothing more than a myth than a living being. The Hayashi clan, a relatively unknown sect of shinobi who remained largely unaffiliated with the concerns of the world at large have also gained fame, as protectors and guardians of supernatural beings ---the Tengu, with Karasu as one of their more active guardians.
Rumors say that Karasu has been bestowed mystical powers beyond that of the typical shinobi, such as the ability to leap across oceans, fly through the skies, even to more forbidden and evil powers such as raising the dead to act as his personal soliders are but a few to name from these strange beings. Even more troubling is the rumor that he possesses the bloodline of the Uchiha, worse is the he may be close to achieving its perfect form the Mangekyou Sharingan. There has always been speculation of some affiliation between the Tengu and the Uchiha since the appearance of the technique Susanoo whom vaguely resembles the king of Tengu himself ---Sojobo, and that he somehow or another has obtained the means of acquiring the power of the Sharingan for himself. Such reports have only increased efforts to capture and apprehend this monster before he too brings ruin to the world.
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- His surname Hayashi is derived from Hayashi Razan a japanese philosopher who listed the greatest of the daitengu.
- His weapons the Sōzan Chomon is named after the Sōzan Chomon Kishū (想山著聞奇集) a tale written instructing one how to placate Tengu.