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Hinode Sumizome

Hinode sumizome

(墨染ヒノデ, Sumizome Hinode)
Bloody Child (血い子, Chī ko)

Debut

Appears in

Anime

Voice Actor

Japanese

Yukana

Personal

Birthdate

18px-Astrological Sign Cancer.svg July 8th

Gender

18px-Gender Female svg Female

Age

Part I: 13
Part II: 16

Height

Part I: 147 cm
Part II: 162 cm

Weight

Part I: 33.6 kg
Part II: 48.5 kg

Blood type

B

Kekkei Genkai

Storm Storm Release

Classification

Soul Keeper
Missing-nin

Tailed Beast Soul

Jūbi

Clan

Nedenumit58Sumizome Clan

Affiliation

18px-Konohagakure Symbol.svg Konohagakure
18px-Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol.svg Allied Shinobi Forces

Rank

Ninja Rank

Part I: Genin
Part II: Chūnin

Academy Grad. Age

8

Chūnin Prom. Age

16

Ninja Registration Number

021952

Family

Ame Sumizome (Mother)

Hinoiri Sumizome (Sister)

Osamu Sumizome (Father)

Hinode Sumizome (墨染ヒノデ, Sumizome Hinode), also known as The Bloody Child (血い子, Chī ko) is one of the main supporting characters of the Naruto Series. She is the Soul Keeper of the Ten-Tails and a chūnin-level kunoichi who immigrated to Konohagakure from an unnamed small village. She is also the only known surviving member of the Sumizome Clan.

Background

Hinode as a child

Hinode as a child

She is the child of Ame and Osamu Sumizome. She has a younger sister named Hinoiri. Until the age of twelve Hinode had a happy childhood, living with her mother and her sister in a small unnamed village in the Land of Fire. Her father suddenly left, assuring Hinode that he would return after taking care of some business, but he never returned.

Ame was the Soul Keeper of the Ten-Tails. After the birth of Hinoiri, the seal became visibly affected. The Council of their village decided it was time to find another person to be the soul keeper of Ten-Tails. Because of the special type of chakra almost every member of the Sumizome Clan possesses, it has to be one of them. The Council decide that Hinode is the most compatible person because of her proficient chakra control. Even though Ame did not want to allow this, thinking Hinode's life will be filled with loneliness and sadness and tried to convince the Council that it wasn't a good idea to put the Ten-Tails soul into a child who hasn't any power to control the beast, The Council didn't want to listen to her opinion, believing Hinode woulf be able to suppress Jubi's hatred with her chakra control ability.

When the transfer a success, Hinode is possessed by the hate and darkness of the Ten-Tails and kills everyone who participates at the event, including her mother. She could not control herself and was unaware of what happened. After this, when she regained the control over her body and when she realized what she had done, she couldn't stand it and ran away, forgetting about her younger sister Hinoiri, leaving her behind. She searched for help but couldn't find any, and as a result the beast almost took complete control over her body and her soul.

She killed any person or child that she came across without any emotion, terrorizing many villages. The Ten-Tails would tell her that the blood from those she had killed would make her stronger. She believed that the more she killed, the stronger she would become. Hinode couldn't oppose the Ten-Tails, so she was forced to carry out his will. She remained imprisoned by him for about 2-3 years, killing people without mercy. Through these horrific actions, Hinode earned the infamous nickname: "the Bloody Child." She became a dangerous person and was classified as a missing-nin, despite being only a child. Konohagakure sought to capture her, but ultimately failed as Hinode was always on the move, as she had n home to return to. As a result of the Ten-Tails deadly influence on her, Hinode was always success in hiding from the shinobi sent to capture her.

Personality

In her childhood Hinode had a bright personality, being, no matter what, always very optimistic and joyful. She used to sing along while she was gathering flowers. Hinode was smiling almost every time and had a very cheerful expression. She used to love all the little things around her that she considered to make life great. Hinode was always playing with her childhood friends, her sister or even her mother. However, she has a little of crybaby because of her sensitive personality. As example, at some point, when she had seen a dead dog, she started to cry. Hinode loved and still loves the animals. She was always helping other people and loved to do this. Hinode enjoyed the life very much.

However, after she had been possessed by Jubi, she was more likely a zombie, a cruel emotionless person which doesn't care about anyone or anything. She wasn't talking when she was possessed and her expression reminded of an empty person with an empty soul. Her eyes were turning into a bloody red. Also, her eyes were half-closed with no pupil, showing an impenetrable look. Her face was showing no emotion while killing. At some point, after attacking a village, while she was trying to kill a woman with a little baby, the woman, terrified, started to yell "Please... please... don't hurt my little baby. You can kill me, but not him! He doesn't even know what's happening... Please, do not kill him, don't destroy his life, I'm begging you...Why it has to be this way?? Oh, God, why????" and then the woman started crying away. Hinode, after hearing her, started shedding a tear. The woman,surprised, realised Hinode was possessed and said "Your soul is taken...I see...God forgive you, poor child..." and then the blood of her and her baby was reddening Hinode's face. This incident shows that Hinode was aware of what she does but couldn't control her own body. The only thing she could do was watching her killing many people. Hinode was suffering so much because of this till the point of wishing to take away her life. She was so mad at her and hated herself so much she couldn't endure it anymore. All her dreams, her memories, her aspirations vanished, remaining a person with no reason to live.

After Hikaru's interference in Hinode's life, her personality changed very little. At the beginning of the training, she hates herself even much more. She is indiferent, rigid, cold and shows no smile or sight of happiness. Her expression is nonchalant in almost all cases. During this period Hinode looks like a person which is sick and bored by life, talking very little. However, after Hikaru decides to make her forget everything using a jutsu, Hinode's personality is visible changed. She becomes a happy and friendly person which smiles a lot. By time, Hinode's personality changes into what it is now. However, after Hikaru's death, Hinode falls into a deep depression. Then her old personality is back: bored and sick of life, rigid, cold and indiferent. She stays like this for some time, her negative emotions being increased by Hinoiri's death. However, later she realised that life must go on and that staying like this will not bring back the death ones. She is sure Hikaru wouldn't want to see her the way she was, so she decides to move on and get over it. By time, she becomes the way she is now, helped by her friends.

Now Hinode is a kind, gentle, friendly, naive and loving person. Though she is vulnerable and sensitive, she is always trying to help others with their problems and is always joyful and optimistic. However, even if she likes to listen and to help others with their problems, she doesn't like to talk about her own problems or feelings, prefering to keep everything into her heart, being a coop person. Hinode doesn't like to wait around and it's rather impatient and stubborn. Sometimes she has a childish attitude and even if she is trying not to hurt other people with her actions and words, she can't stay mad. She is generally calm and tolerant but if she gets mad you don't want to stay around her. She is very polite towards the superiors and not only. Hinode doesn't like to lie, especially the people she loves. Also, she is trying to be as sincere as posible. Hinode is a good confident and a reliable person. She detests being lied and she also hates the arrogant, proud and insensitive people. Hinode is very curious and a little too emotive and clumsy. Hinode is also ambitious, modest and hard-working. Hinode is getting attached of people and things in a short time and it's much harder for her to move on and leave everything behind. Also, she is in good terms with almost everyone.

Appearance

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Hinode in her outift

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Hinode in her casual oufit

Hinode has long straight brown hair, pale skin and light pink eyes. She is pretty tall, slender and has an athletic construction. Hinode also has a large breast and an average weight. In part I she wears a pale pink outfit. In part II she wears a red coral dress, which has a gray zipper, with an almost full black body suit as her right arm, right leg and the fingers of her left hand are uncovered, over the red coral outfit. She wears her forehead protector around her waist. At her right hand Hinode wears a gray protector. She also wears gray boots.

When comes about tools, Hinode regularly carries a small purse around her knee and another one on her back with kunai, shurikenm flash bombs and explosive tags.

As a casual outfit Hinode wears a black T shirt with a coral red T-shirt over, a dark blue skirt and dark gray sandals. In her childhood Hinode used to keep her hair in two pigtails. At that time she was wearing a coral T-shirt with a dark gray shirt and red sandals.

During the Shinobi World War IV she is wearing the uniform of the Allied Shinobi Forces inclusive of a Konohagakure flak jacket, dark blue pants and her regular boots. She wears the Allied Shinobi Forces forehead protector on her breton.

Many people consider her beautiful but she doesn't see herself as a beautiful person. Also, Hinode and her sister look alike a lot despite the fact they aren't twins, the only notable difference between them being Hinoiri's freackles.

Abilities

Chakra Control

From her childhood, Hinode discovered that she had an excellent control over her chakra, and as such she had an innate ability to use techniques to their maximum efficiency without wasting any chakra. This chakra control was believed to be able to suppress Jubi's hatred by The Council, but this proved to be wrong as Hinode was still a child that couldn't face a tailed beast. However, after her training with Hikaru, she improved her chakra control till the point she can suppress the Ten-Tails' hatred and even control it.

Ninjutsu

Hinode is a highly skilled and capable shinobi. She is an intelligent person who is talented in ninjitsu, hand
Niji

Niji, Hinode's summoning peacock

seals and stamina and less talented in genjutsu and taijutsu. She isn't a strength person, being one of her weak points. Hinode is very flexible and fast thanks to her athletic construction. Hinode can attack or defend against his opponents in numerous manners. Her attacks are mixed as she is always trying to confuse her opponent by using her fastness to make it appear she is attacking from many angles at the same time. Hinode can use the summoning technique as she has a sign contract with a giant peacock named Niji (虹, Niji literally meaning "rainbow"). She can also use lighting and water releases. Hinode can use many techniques thanks to her special type of chakra which is more stronger. She is proficient with water and lightning release techniques, and is able to use two separate techniques of the natures simultaneously. 

Intelligence

Hinode has a keen talent for observation and analysing, which she uses to overcome most forms of deception. In her Academy years, she constantly gained high test scores thanks to it. Moreover, in the first phase of the Chūnin Exams, she was able to answer all the questions on the paper test quickly. Hinode has the ability to stay calm in every critical situation and the capacity to analize and observe the enemy's abilities in order to win the confruntation. She thinks very quickly and it's very perceptive at all the hints which can guide her to win the fight. Hinode doesn't panic when the enemy it's obviously much stronger than her and tries to find solutions. She is skilled at planning, being able to formulate a plan. However, Hinode's focus on her studies in the Academy greatly affected her physical performance, thus making her an untalented person in taijutsu.  

Kekkei Genkai

Hinode is also able to combine these two separate natures to create the kekkei genkai known as Storm Release which creates beams of light that flow like water and can be freely guided like missiles. She can use this type of nature very well, being one of the few people who can use this nature type. She also has a special type of chakra, which is much stronger and immune in comparation with other types. Because of her chakra she is the most right person to be the soul keeper of the Ten-Tails beast.

Stats

Databook

Ninjutsu

Taijutsu

Genjutsu

Intelligence

Strength

Speed

Stamina

Hand seals

Total

First

2.5

2

1.5

2.5

2

2

1,5

2

16

Second

3

2.5

1.5

3

2.5

2

3

2

19,5

Third

5

3

2.5

4

2.5

3.5

4

4

28,5

Part I

Coming back to reality

(This events happened while the Naruto Part I had place; to understand, you have to read the background section) When she is about 13-14 years old, in a moment of lucidity (those moments are very rare), she decides to took her life because she can't stand what she's doing unwilling, all the people she's killing and all the terror she's creating. Hinode jump off the top of a cliff into a lake, hoping she'll drown as she don't know how to swim. But before this, when she is still in the air, an unknown boy saves her. He introduces himself as Hikaru Otokorashī. Hikaru then asks her why she choose to do this and Hinode explains it to him. He then offers himself to help her controlling the beast and not only, but to become more powerful without any blood and Hinode accepts it.

After some time of training, the times when Hinode gets possessed by Ten-Tails are visibly reduced, almost to 0. They get very attached one to each other and Hinode considers Hikaru her brother. During their training, Hinode make a decision: after the training is complete, she is going to visit Hinoiri and live along with her. She says she can't return in their home village at this time because she's afraid the beast could possess her again, thus resulting in Hinoiri's death. And, as she doesn't want any precious person to die at her hand, she decides to wait till the training is done. Hikaru is afraid of the result of the training because the emotional mood of Hinode.

When the training it's almost getting to its final, Hikaru decides to put a seal on Hinode to "delete" all the bad memories of her past years, as he observes she can't live like this because she is suffering too much because of them. While Hinode was sleeping he puts the Erasing Seal (消去 封印, Shōkyo Fūin) on her. He also deletes the memories of him, thinking that this way there isn't any posibility to recall the past. Still, he doesn't "delete" Hinode's memories about her younger sister because of her will to return in her hometown village in order to live along Hinoiri. However, Hikaru is killed by an unknown person (later Hinode finds out by who) while she was sleeping, after he put the seal on her. When Hinode waked up and found Hikaru's dead body, the seal already made his effect, so she doesn't recognize him. She returns in her village just to find out that Hinoiri died shortly before by ilness. When she realises that now she is all on her own, alone, Hinode falls into a depression and stays like this for some time.

Part II

Pre-Shippuuden Arc

When she is about 16 years old she decides to leave for Konoha where she is going to become a shinobi who will protect and help people to stay alive and not only, because she has lost everything she had and dont't want any people to feel what she felt. She passes the Chuunin Exam and starts to go to missions along with the others teams as she doesn't get her own.

Kazekage Rescue Arc

She is first introduced to Naruto, Sakura and Sai by Kakashi as their new comrade before their expedition in The Village Hidden in the Sand. Hinode then makes a short introduction of herself  "My name is Hinode Sumizome, 16 and I'm coming from a small village. I'm a member of the Sumizome Clan, the only known alive member. Nice to meet you, I hope we will get along."  After telling some things about her life, Naruto suggests to go together for a walk along with Sai and Sakura to get to know each other. Hinode replies that she has a better idea: to take together the dinner at a restaurant as will pay. Hinode then starts again to train alone to improve her abilities and ninjutsu.

Sasuke and Sai Arc

Hinode goes with Yamato, Naruto, Sai and Sakura in their mission to find Sasuke's whereabouts. In this mission she first meets Sasuke. However, she isn't able to understand very well what happened between him and Naruto and Sakura as nobody learned her about the details. She introduces herself as Hinode, a temporal member in Team 7. Then she says" You must be Sasuke. I heard some things about you, but I still don't know everything. I don't have the right to say anything about you or your return to Konoha, so I'll shut up and let your friends talk."

After their missions ended, Hinode decides to tell Tsunade about her secret, her classification. Tsunade orders her not to tell anyone about it.

Itachi Pursuit Arc

When Hinode finds out about Jiraiya's death, she immediately thinks about Naruto's emotional mood. Worried about him, she tries to make him a visit, but stops herself right before his door thinking that Naruto needs to be alone in this period in order to get over his sensei's death.

Invasion of Pain Arc

During the invasion of Pain Hinode saves many villagers including two children from dying crushed by a fallen piece of concrete, a woman with a baby from dying crushed by Pain's Giant Centipede, an old man from dying killed by Pain's Giant Centipede, an old woman from dying blocked under a big fallen roof, two teenagers girls from dying blocked under a big fallen pillar and many other ones that were in the same situation. Hinode takes the villagers to a safe place and the injuried ones to the hospital. She also comforts them, telling they have to be strong and resist. 

When Pain destroys the village, Hinode is saved by Katsuyu. When she sees the village in ruins she is so shocked and says with a silently tone " This....can't....be.." while tears are running down her face. Hinode then encourages herself telling that she hasn't got time to waist and starts to walk around to see if everyone is O.K and if somebody needs any help. After Naruto's return Hinode could only watch as Naruto tried to defeat the six Pains, being aware that her own power isn't enough to defeat them. She became very worried when Naruto entered his six-tailed form and tries to stop him, but Sakura stops her just in time telling that Naruto can't recognize any friend in this form and that he is going to kill her if she is around him. Hinode then bits her lips, hoping that Naruto will be O.K. as she puts her faith in him. She was amazed to find out that Hinata risked her life to try and save Naruto because she loves him. 

Five Kage Summit Arc

When Naruto cames back to the village after talking to Nagato, Hinode is very glad. She tells him smiling "I put my faith in you. I'm so glad... Look everywhere, Naruto. You're the hero who saved the village and defeated Pain! Now everybody recognises you. Half of your dream became truth! I am so happy for you I don't even know what should I say...But I'll let you enjoy this memorable moment".

Hinode meets Sasuke again when he tries to kills Sakura. Till this point, she learned more about him and his past from Naruto and understands him very well as they are alike. She tells him "You know, we are alike. I've lost all the bonds I had. My clan, my mother, my sister, my closest friend...I could have been like you. I could become a revenger. I was close. I hated this world and myself. You know, we're living in a world full of sorrow and hatred.. but I could get over it. One wrong step and now I could have been by your side, attending to destroy and kill. I still don't know you, but I can see within your eyes all the hatred that surrounds you. You should be glad you've got a friend like Naruto. There are a lot of people in this world who act just like you, but they don't get a second chance, you won't see someone coming and saying what Naruto told you, tryin' to save you and make you return to Konoha.You can't waste this chance. Maybe, later, you'll want to have this chance again. Think about it...before it's too late. Think well, before you'll regret it. Really, I'm glad I met you. Now I know I will never let myself manipulated by hate, cause I don't want to follow this way. You don't even know me, but I wish you could. I'll try my best to save you, cause, after all, I could have seen through your cold eyes as well." Sasuke replies "Whatever you say, whatever you do, I already know what I have to do. It's all part of my way. Go ahead and try whatever you want, everything will to be in vain." Hinode  then answers smiling "We'll see".

On their way home, Hinode tells Sakura that she acted wrong and that it's oblivious she loves Sasuke and that she knows it must be hard and sorrowful for her (Sakura) to see him as he becomes more and more evil and attends to destroy Konoha, forgetting all the time spend together and even trying to kill her. But she tells her to stay strong, because the things are going to get much worse and she must be prepared for everything, cause the next time she might get killed if she lets herself to be led by past emotions and feelings. Hinode's words visibly empowers Sakura.

Hinode then starts again to train with Kakashi-sensei in order to become stronger as the Shinobi World War is close.

Shinobi World War Arc

When the war begin she is repartised in the First Division. As she is fighting the White Zetsu on the western coast,
Hinode's shocked face

Hinide's shocked face as she sees Hinoiri

Hiashi Hyuga says a different type of chakra is coming from the sea. Hinode is shocked to find out that the type of chakra is of her deceased sister, Hinoiri, who was ressurected along with the others. When Hinoiri sees Hinode she tries to attack her without saying something but fails. Hinode is so shocked she can't even say something. At some point the silence is break by Hinoiri who, with a silent tone, whispers "Why?". As Hinode didn't respond to her question even if she hears it, Hinoiri says it out louder, but with the same result. Irritated by her silence, Hinoiri yells out "Life is full of misery, and you're, my dear sister, full of life". While Hinoiri is trying to hurt Hinode, she is visibly affected by Hinoiri's attitude and avoids all her attacks.

At some point, Hinode says with a silent and melancholic tone "You don't have to do this". Hinoiri then ironically smiles and replies "You don't know how it's like to be left all alone. That's why you're gonna know how it's like to fight your own sister." Hinode then says "You're too mature for your age. I'm not gonna fight you. I'm sorry for everything I did. I know it was hard for you and I wasn't strong enough to prevent your death. I know I'm a terrible sister. I'm not trying to make you forgive me, I'm just trying to show you how much I regret my weakness". Hinoiri, visible annoyed by her answer, she succeds to slap her, saying " Stop saying excuses! I don't wanna hear them! I'm sick of you! You don't deserve to live, and I don't deserve to be dead. It is so unfair.' But somebody gave me the chance to make things right. It's a pure miracle!' I can kill you and you can't kill me, so I'm just gonna fulfill my revenge and enjoy seeing you die!" Hinode, visibly moved by her sister's words, doesn't say anything, but thinks she's right, "maybe I really don't deserve to live."

When Hinoiri tries again to attack Hinode but this time frontally, Hinode slowly closes her eyes, shedding a tear and silently accepting her death. However, a shadow clone of Naruto saves her just in time. She is shocked when seeing Naruto and yells at him while starting to cry "Naruto? You didn't have to save me, I wasn't asking you for it! Can't you see I'm fighting my own little sister and that she tries to kill me? And I want her to kill me! I don't deserve to live, why don't you understand? I'm horrible, I let her die...You don't have to stay around me. Leave me alone, go away... You don't know!!!" then, realising that isn't Naruto's blame, she completes silently looking at the ground "I'm so sorry but you didn't have to intervene .....". Naruto, surprised by her impulsive reaction, puts a hand on her hand saying "You stupid! I know YOU, and that's enough.". Hinode then, looking him in the eyes says with a sad expression " Exactly. You know who I am, but not who I WAS...". Naruto replies smiling " I don't know why your younger sister is trying to kill you, but I suppose because of your past mistakes. But you aren't the person you were in the past, so you repaired your mistakes by changing yourself. You don't need to die." Hinode is very surprised by Naruto's words and  silently says, while smiling "Naruto..." but she is intrerupted by him: "Wipe your tears, you idiot!" says Naruto while wipping her tears, then completes "I know you can make the right decision, I know you can do it. I will help that guys with the white zetsu, so don't make me return!" and as he says it, he vanishes from Hinode's point of view.

Hinoiri, hearing their conversation, says ironically after she doesn't see Naruto anymore "Wow! The hero who saves the girl! He is by your side.....why? He doesn't know the truth! I suppose nobody will ever talk to you if they know it! I hate you so much!!!!". While hearing it, Hinode smiles and appears in front of Hinoiri with a smile on her face saying "If you would have hated me, you would have attacked me while I was disturbed by Naruto, not paying attention to your moves. If you would have hated me, you would have attacked me before my move, because you saw through it. Remember, Hinoiri. I was your favorite person. I learned you many things, I showed you many places, I told you many words, I introduced you to many people. You KNOW I loved you and I still love you. Every weak I was taking care of your grave, sometimes even crying without knowing why. And when I say without knowing why, I really mean it, because I really don't know when, how or why I left you alone. The only thing I truly know is that I did it because of Jubi. I know it sounds weird and I don't blame you if you don't believe me, but that's the truth.You know, I've got no reason to lie, because it wouldn't change the situation. I don't blame you. But the truth is ... that... you hate Jubi, not me. And I hate him to, because I've got no prove, but I'm so sure it's his blame. And I'm gonna make him pay, I promise you. I promised myself long time ago. Because he destroyed me, he made me make you suffer. I really don't know how I will revenge you, I face it. But there must be a way, there is ALWAYS a way. So, rest in peace my beloved sister, and don't take my burden on you, because you don't deserve it...." and suddenly Hinode stops as she sees her sister vanishing and also crying.

Hinoiri says while disappearing " I...will...always love you..Take care.", and a unknown body is left behind her. "I will! " says Hinode looking in the sky and then joining the others in their fight against the white zetsu.

Relationships

Ame Sumizome

Hinode had a very good relationship with her mother. She loved her and still loves her very much. When she was younger they used to play together with Hinoiri, to gather flowers together and also ingredients which were necessary for the preparation of food. They were very close and spent much time in each other's company. When Hinode found out she killed her she was overcome with grief and sorrow.

Osamu Sumizome

Till he left, Hinode was very attached of her father. He used to train and learn her basical tehniques and moves. After his gone, Hinode was very shocked and couldn't believe it. She believed the reason of "some bussiness" was just an excuse to left Ame, Hinode's mother. However, after learning about his gone, Hinode developed some kind of contempt and shame towards him. Still, she couldn't hate him because he still was her father.

Hinoiri Sumizome

Hinode's younger sister. Because Hinoiri's personality was in contrast with Hinode's, they were arguing and quarelling a lot. But beside this, they loved, helped and protected each other. Hinode deeply cared for her younger sister as taught her many things and basical jutsu. As the elder sister, Hinode taught her how to make friends, how to communicate with other people and how to help them. As claimed by herself, she showed Hinoiri many places and introduces her to many people, probably childhood friends.

Hikaru Otokorashi

Hinode considered and still considers Hikaru her brother. She is very grateful to everything he did for her and was very affected by his sudden death. Even if they spent a short time together Hinode got very attached of Hikaru.

Naruto Uzumaki

A very good friend of Hinode. She admires him for his determination, power, personality and will. Naruto is also the second person after Tsunade who Hinode told about her secret. She always tries to protect and help him. Hinode enjoys Naruto's company and thinks of him as a funny and joyful person.

Trivia

  • Her first name, Hinode, means "sunrise" while her last name, "Sumizome", means "dark". Her full name, when read as "Sumizome Hinode", means "dark sunrise". Her surname refers to the dark period of her life, in contrast with her first name which refers to the new beginning of her life, the "sunrise" after the "dark". Her full name also refers to her dark personality when she is possessed by Jubi.
  • Despite her polite attitude, Hinode adresses with honorifics only to her relatives or good friends, which can be considered very rude and offensive.
  • Hikaru put a seal on Hinode in order to "delete" all her memories refering to her past, bloody life. The only thing he didn't "delete" was about her younger sister, Hinoiri, because of Hinode's will to return in her hometown village in order to live along her. However, the seal had flaws as the jutsu can be detached. Also, another flaw is that the memories aren't"deleted" as it was said to happen, but more likely they are completely forgotten as long as the seal is still active. Consequently, Hinode forgot all about her past actions and crimes (including her mother's).
  • Hinode can't swim, but is able to play the piano.
According to the databook(s):
  • Hinode's hobbies are gathering flowers and singing.
  • Hinode wishes to fight Deidara, Sasori and Sakura.
  • Hinode's favourite foods are Ichiraku ramen and red bean soup. Her least favourite are fresh vegetables, just like Naruto's.
  • Hinode has completed 28 official missions in total: 10 D-rank, 3 C-rank, 5 B-rank, 9 A-rank, 1 S-rank.
  • Hinode's favourite phrase is "Time makes truth to disappear".
  • Hinode's favourite word is "bloom" (咲く, saku ).
  • Hinode loves to cook even if the food she cooks isn't always good.
  • Her favourite flower is the cherry blossom.
  • Her theme song is " Bloom Nobly, Cherry Blossom of Sumizome " Piano.

Quotes

  • (to herself) "Why is this happening to me? I'm alone, I have lost everything I loved. Could this be worse?"
  • (to herself) " I'm leaving for Konoha. I'm going to protect all the people and don't let anyone die in my hands. I don't want anyone to feel the way I felt. It's too hard to handle."
  • (to Madara) "Maybe you're right. Maybe I'm weak, and you can call me a weak. I made some big mistakes and made many people suffer. But, you know, life doesn't come with instructions, and every person can be wrong. And that's alright."
  • (to herself) "I'm not gonna let myself manipulated by the hatred. "
  • (to Naruto) "I admire you for everything you are."
  • (to Hinoiri, her sister) " I'm sorry for everything I did. I know it was hard for you and I wasn't strong enough to prevent your death. I know I'm a terrible sister. I'm not trying to make you forgive me, I'm just trying to show you how much I regret my weakness. "
  • (to Hinoiri) Remember, Hinoiri. I was your favorite person. I learned you many things, I showed you many places, I told you many words, I introduced you to many people. You KNOW I loved you and I still love you. Every week I was taking care of your grave, sometimes even crying without knowing why. And when I say without knowing why, I really mean it, because I really don't know when, how or why I left you alone. The only thing I truly know is that I did it because of Jubi. I know it sounds weird and I don't blame you if you don't believe me, but that's the truth.You know, I've got no reason to lie, because it wouldn't change the situation. I don't blame you. But the truth is ... that... you hate Jubi, not me. And I hate him too, because I've got no prove, but I'm so sure it's his blame. And I'm gonna make him pay, I promise you. I promised myself long time ago. Because he destroyed me, he made me make you suffer. I really don't know how I will revenge you, I face it. But there must be a way, there is ALWAYS a way. So, rest in peace my beloved sister, and don't take my burden on you, because you don't deserve it....
  • (to Sasuke) I've lost all the bonds I had. My clan, my mother, my sister, my closest friend...I could have been like you. I could become a revenger. I was close. I hated this world and myself. You know, we're living in a world full of sorrow and hate... but I could get over it. One wrong step and now I could have been by your side, attending to destroy and kill. I still don't know you, but I can see within your eyes all the hatred that surrounds you. You should be glad you've got a friend like Naruto. There are a lot of people in this world who act just like you, but they don't get a second chance, you won't see someone coming and saying what Naruto told you, tryin' to save you and make you return in Konoha.You can't waste this chance. Maybe, later, you'll want to have this chance again. Think about it...before it's too late. Think well, before you'll regret it. Really, I'm glad I met you. Now I know I will never let myself manipulated by hate, cause I don't want to follow this way. You don't even know me, but I wish you could. I'll try my best to save you, cause, after all, I could have seen through your cold eyes as well."
  • (to Sakura) It's so oblivious you still love Sasuke with all your heart. I'm aware it must be so hard for you to see him becoming more and more evil, attending to destroy Konoha and even to kill you guys. He just breaks your heart everytime. He is now an international criminal and for you it's still hard to believe. But the truth is right before your eyes. He isn't the Sasuke you used to know when you were younger. He forgot alll the things you have done together, he is now a revenger who doesn't care for any of you anymore. Sasuke is full of hatred and all he thinks about is destroying. He broke the bonds he used to have with you, he left everything behind and choose a different path. A wrong path. You're strong, Sakura, because you can handle all this sorrow by yourself. But you have to be more stronger. Because, next time you will face him again, he is going to try to kill you guys. And if you let yourself overwhelm by the memories, you're going to be killed. You are vurnelable when it comes about Sasuke and the memories you've got with him. It's so sad that it has to be this way.
  • (to Sakura) You know, you really do truly love him. Love is beautiful, love learns you to fly. But love can also be painful and sorrowful. The bond you've got with him...it's a bond of painful love. And you can't do anything about it, you can't stop loving him, because true love is an incurable disease with no medicament. It's hard. Loving him was easy once upon a time..
  • (to Naruto) Why war? Why?! The war doesn't bring peace, it just bring sorrow, blood and pain. Why we have to fight? I don't like it. The feeling you get when you see your comrade getting killed right before your eyes and you can't do anything because you must mind your own life if you don't want to die. It's so sad! This hatred...it only grows stronger as the time is passing by. It is everywhere. It transforms people, it makes them fighting and killing each other. For what? This thing called "peace" it's not going to exist as the hatred surrounds us. The hatred brings only revenge, loneliness and many negative emotions. It makes you evil. I hate the war! I don't want anyone else to die..I know very well the feeling you get when you have lost everthing you had...It's terrible and very hard to handle. And the war brings revenge, which will cause another war, and another one, and so on....If you stop the war, and the hatred...then we will be at peace.

Creation and Conception

Creation

Hinode was created long time ago without any story, background, personality or even surname. She was just another
Early hinode

An earlier conception of Hinode

drawing, but in the "Naruto Style". I didn't think of a significance for her name, it just come into my mind "Hinode". Lately I've been creating her the way she is now. I wanted her to have a very admirable personality from the start. But because she can't be perfect and no one can be, I also created her with a darker side in contrast with the typically. I created her darker side because I wanted her to be different and original. After I defined her story and personality, I concluded that the name "Hinode" fits her very well. As she still didn't had any surname, it took me some time to find one which fits her and also sounds good. Because her first name refers to her "new life", the surname had to refer to her "past, bloody life". I had many difficulties in choosing her surname. First, she was named "Hinode Saitama", then "Hinode Kurotadori" and finally, "Hinode Sumizome", the last one being her actual full name.And then came "Sumizome" which perfectly fits her. Her shippuuden outfit was inspired from Sakura's initial outfit from Part I and the outfit's color was choose to contrast her hair and her light pink eyes. I wanted her from the start to have long brown hair and a simple, but beautiful, hairstyle.

Initial Conception

Hinode was originally meant to have dark blue eyes and a different outfit. I changed my mind in making her eyes light pink in spite of her initial dark blue eyes because I thought her light pink eyes will fit better her long brown hair. Also, she had to be a jinchuuriki, not a soul keeper. Her initial name was "Ayame" and her hair has sightly shorter.  Her initial kekkei genkai was one of an ocular type. I don't remember exactly what their power was, but when her power was activated, the color of her eyes changed from light pink to white with a dark blue line.

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