- Supporting Characters and Squadmates
With this continued list from page one you will be able to do a quick reference to keep pace.You may even find yourself identifying with one or more of the characters.
Choji Akimichi – In a squad with Ino and his best friend Shikamaru, although seen by many to be a weak link, he might surprise you with his unusual jutsu enabled by his constant eating.
Hinata Hyuga – In a squad with Kiba and Shino, Neji's cousin, Hinata is very shy and lacks confidence in herself because she is not the son her father desired. She has a major crush on the clueless Naruto and is inspired by his ninja way to do better. Like others in her clan, Hinata possesses the Byakugan
Ino Yamanaka – In a squad with Shikamaru and Choji. She was once best friends with Sakura but the girls are now rivals because Ino and Sakura both like Sasuke and are constantly trying to outdo one another.
Iruka – Naruto’s teacher at the Ninja Academy. Because they’re both orphans, Iruka has a soft spot for Naruto but is often frustrated by Naruto’s goofing off and not fulfilling the potential Iruka sees in him. Iruka’s parents were killed by the nine-tailed fox demon that is sealed inside Naruto.
Kakashi Hatake (sometimes spelled Hasake) – Kakashi is Naruto's squad leader, and he often drives his team crazy by getting "lost on the path of life". Although he appears aloof, Kakashi is an elite ninja who because of his Sharingan has earned the nicknape “Copy Ninja”.
Kiba Inuzuka – In a squad with Hinata and Shino, Kiba is never without his ninja dog Akamaru who frequently fights at his side as part of his jutsu.
Neji Hyuga – In a squad with Rock Lee and Tenten and Hinata's cousin. Neji is the most talented ninja of his clan, but because he was born into the subservient side of his clan he is constantly fighting his destiny. He hates Hinata who he feels is an unskilled ninja who is undeserving of her rank in the clan. Neji’s skill with his clan’s Byakugan makes him a fierce opponent.
Rock Lee –In a squad with Neji and Tenten, Rock Lee is hindered by his inability to perform jutsu but he works super hard to prove that he can be a ninja even if he can only do taijitsu, sees Sasuke and eventually Naruto as his rivals. He is so committed to his training that even injury isn’t enough to make him take a break.
Shikamaru Nara – In a squad with Ino and his best friend Choji, Shikamaru is a genius, but is very lazy and would rather spend the day watching clouds than being a ninja. Because of his intelligence Shikamaru is a master of strategy.
Shino Aburame – In a squad with Kiba and Hinata, Shino is a ninja of few words and so most of his classmates know very little about him and the symbiotic relationship he has with his bugs.
Tenten – In a squad with Neji and Rock Lee, she has flawless aim and is well respected for her solid reasoning and opinions.
Other minor ninja characters and their descriptions are listed on the third and final page.