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Mito Uzumaki (Heroes)
Mito Uzumaki Preimage
Name Mito Uzumaki
Kanji うずまきミト
Personal Status
Gender Gender Female Female
Relationships
Hometown Uzushiogakure Symbol Uzushiogakure (before establishment)
Home Country Land of Whirlpools Symbol Land of Whirlpools
Affiliation Uzumaki Symbol Uzumaki clan
Family Keigai Uzumaki (brother)
Sannotō Uzumaki (nephew)
Ninja
Ninja Registration 004873
Skills
Jutsu Chakra Draining Seal
Four Symbols Seal

Mito Uzumaki (うずまきミト, Uzumaki Mito) was a kunoichi from Konohagakure and the wife of Hashirama Senju, the first hokage, although she originated from Uzushiogakure's Uzumaki clan. She was also the first jinchūriki of Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.

Appearance Edit

Mito had long hair and large, pupiless eyes. She wore an elaborate, high-collared kimono with the Uzushiogakure symbol on the back of the obi tied around her waist. Her hair was arranged in buns with hair pins in them and three clips in the front. Mito also wore a dark shade of lipstick and had a diamond mark on her forehead, similar to that of her granddaughter Tsunade. She also wore what appeared to be seal tags in her hair decals. In her old age, Mito's hair had grown much longer some of which she allowed to hang into her back but maintained the two buns in her hair and wore a simple loose-fitting kimono held closed by a simple dark-coloured obi.

Background Edit

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Mito as Kurama's first jinchūriki.

The Uzumaki and Senju clans, being distant relatives, always had close ties. Mito ended up marrying Hashirama Senju, who would help found Konohagakure and become the village's first hokage.[1]

During her husband's battle against Madara Uchiha at the Valley of the End, Hashirama at some point gained control of Kurama. To gain power for Hashirama, Mito used a powerful fūinjutsu to seal the tailed beast within herself, becoming the fox's first jinchūriki. Despite the seal's strength, it almost broke at some later point when she was going through childbirth.[2] Eventually, her husband died in war, and Mito was left a widow.

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An elderly Mito comforting her successor, Kushina.

Towards the final years of her life, it was decided that a new host for Kurama would have to be found. Kushina, one of Mito's clansmen, was then selected for the role due to her special chakra, and was terrified by the idea. Mito comforted her however, and before the transfer was performed, told Kushina that love was the only way to counter Kurama's hatred.

Abilities Edit

Not much is known about her fighting skills, but Kushina hailed her as a powerful kunoichi and was proficient enough with fūinjutsu to seal the Nine-Tails within herself. Also, due to being a member of the Uzumaki clan, Mito had an exceptionally long life. Like Naruto, Mito also had the ability to sense negative emotions due to her control over Kurama.[3]

Quotes Edit

  • (to Kushina) "We came here to be the vessels of the Nine-Tails… But before that, we must find love and fill the vessel with it."[4]
  • (to Kurama) "If you use your power, only hatred will come from it. Stay tranquil deep inside me."[5]

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 1, pages 4-5
  2. Naruto chapter 500, page 9
  3. Naruto chapter 545, page 1
  4. Naruto chapter 500, pages 5-6
  5. Naruto chapter 568, page 8

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