|(日向土, Hyūga Tsuchi)|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #68|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
|Age||Part I: 15-16
Part II: 18-19
Part I: 163-170 cm
Part II: 183 cm
Part I: 52.6 kg-54.8kg
Part II: 72.1 kg
|Ninja Rank||Part I: Chunin/Jonin
Part II: Jōnin
|Academy Grad. Age||12|
|Chūnin Prom. Age||13|
Tsuchi Hyuga is apart of the Hyuga clan, one of the four noble clans of Konoha. He possesses the Byakugan, a kekkei genkai that gives him an extended field of vision and the ability to see through solid objects and even the chakra circulatory system, amongst other things, and expel chakra from any tenketsu in the body.He is considered to be one of, if not currently, the most powerful shinobi in Amegakure. His notoriety and prowress stretches far and wide, leading others to both praise and covet his abilities. He is apart of the main house. The main house runs the family while the branch house protects it...
Tsuchi was training in his dojo with his older brother, Tsume Hyuga. The brothers were apart of the main house of the Hyuga meaning they could learn secret techniques Branch house members weren't allowed to. Tsume used his fist to send Tsuchi flying into a wall. Tsume laughed. "Some day, you'll beat me, someday...”, said Tsume. Tsuchi scratched the back of his head. “ I don't think I'll ever be able to defeat you Tsume-onisan.”, said Tsuchi getting up. Tsuchi then activated his Byakugan, giving him 360 degree vision. He went in for an attack on Tsume, only for Tsume to kick Tsuchi in the chin. Tsuchi hit the roof of the dojo and fell on the wood floor. “ Alright, that's enough for the day Tsuchi-chan, time for you to go home, I've got to lead my genins on a mission soon, I don't want to be late.”, said Tsume. Tsuchi got up, wiping off his clothes, and nodded.
Tsuchi was walking home, and saw a suspicious masked ninja running on the roofs. Not knowing what was going on, he decided to keep walking. He saw the same ninja again, this time the ninja noticed Tsuchi's eyes. “ Looks like I have a Hyuga here.”, said the ninja to himself. Tsuchi heard the ninja speaking and looked up, the ninja jumped down, and was prepared to slit Tsuchi's throat. Tsuchi elbowed the ninja, causing the ninja to cough up blood. Tsuchi then turned around and got in his Gentle Fist stance. He saw the ninja's headband, the symbol was the symbol of Kumogakure. A frightened Tsuchi backed away, remembering that Kumogakure wanted to find the secrets of the Byakugan. The ninja stood up. “ I see we have a fighter!”, said the Kumo-nin grabbing kunai from his pocket. Tsuchi started to run, when a barrage of kunai flew over him.
The kunai didn't hit him for some reason, but a body fell on him. Tsuchi crawled from under the corpse, and saw that it was his older brother. “Tsume-onisan!”, yelled Tsuchi in anger. Tsume stood up, shaking, and bleeding out. Tsuchi grabbed his brother's shoulder. “ Stop Tsume-onisan! Save your chakra, you can't use up your last bit of life force just for me!”, yelled Tsuchi. Tsume punched his younger brother in the stomach not answering. Tsuchi fell to the ground, and felt his insides bleeding.Tsume walked up to the Kumo-nin, the Kumo-nin was scared and backed up. Tsume took the ninja's mask off and shattered it. It turned out to be a Konoha ANBU agent. “ You treacherous, gah, Danzo will pay, if it's by me or, gah, someone else, he-will-pay!”, said Tsume coughing up some blood. He grabbed his kunai and slit the ANBU agent's throat.
Tsume, still bleeding out, fell to his knees. “ I have to, grah, keep my clan's secrets, GRAH!”, screamed Tsume in even more pain and agony. He knew that if he were to die, a Kumo-nin could find his corpse, and steal the secrets of the Byakugan. He crawled over to his younger brother, and put his index finger on Tsuchi's forehead, he made a yin-yang sign with his own blood, and then he sealed all of his remaining chakra, life force, and secrets into Tsuchi. Tsume smiled before coughing up even more blood. He grabbed a kunai, and stabbed his eyes, blinding him. Tsume fell on his face. “ I hope you can hear this little brother, grah, this is the end of your big brother, gah, just know that Konoha did this, they wanted our power, I beg of you to--”, Tsume coughed up more blood, and finally passed.
Tsuchi woke up in the hospital. He had heard the final words of his brother, his internal bleeding had stopped, and he was completely healthy. He got up from his hospital bed, the doctor tried to stop him, but Tsuchi kicked him in the stomach Gentle Fist style, causing severe internal bleeding in the doctor's intestines and vital organs. Tsuchi walked out of the hosptal door, and saw the Third Hokage standing in front of him. “ I am sorry for your loss, I hope you can return to your normal life soon.”, said the Third Hokage. Tsuchi, fueled by rage, pushed the elderly Hokage out of the way, saying, “Get out of my way old man!”. Tsuchi walked off to his dojo, and started to meditate, only remembering the death of his only true relative, he shed a single tear.He ran out of the dojo, to find his older brother's corpse. He found the corpse on a tree in the nearby forest. Tsuchi, angry with Konoha's poor treatment with his older brother's body, picked up the lifeless corpse, and walked down to the sacred forest outside the dojo, his brother's favorite place to train and have his friends. He used his Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm to make a hole big enough for his brother to be buried in, he then placed his brother's body gently in the hole, and filled the hole with dirt. Tsuchi started to sob. “ In honor of my older brother Tsume Hyuga, I vow revenge on Konoha, and I swear to gain more power to kill Danzo Shimura!”, said Tsuchi clenching his fist.Tsuchi then went looking for certain shinobi he had heard of in Konoha. He first went looking for a surviving Uchiha.
It had been 2 years since the Massacre of the Uchiha, and he had heard the surviving Uchiha, Kyofu had been trying to gain power so he could kill the missing-nin Itachi Uchiha. Kyofu had joined the academy, and had graduated early. Kyofu was put on team Arakari, a team that specialized in tracking and capturing. On the day after his brother's death, he went to watch the Uchiha boy go on a mission. Kyofu and his team had to escort a carpenter back to a the Land of Rice. It was a C-Rank mission, something that shouldn't even have danger. A member of Kyofu's team, Masuta, was complaing about how the mission was going to be boring, and the other member of the team, Aijin, told him to suck it up. Masuta continued to whine, and Aijin was yelling at him now. Kyofu had gotten angry, and threatened to kill the two if they continued to argue. The two stopped immediatley.
Soon enough, the Mayor walked up to the genin. “ Why hello there children.”, said the Mayor with a huge grin on his face. “ Hello, let's get this going immediately.”, said Kyofu impatiently. They walked in a triangle formation, the Mayor being in the middle. “ So, what are you the mayor of?”, asked Aijin while she was fixing her golden hair. “ Um...”, thought the Mayor. Kyofu noticed the Mayor's hesitation. “ He isn't even a mayor, he's an imposter!”, yelled Kyofu. The Mayor's eyes turned black. A man with pale skin and long black hair appeared. Kyofu recognized him as one of the Legendary Sannin, Orochimaru. “ Hello there, I see you're an Uchiha.”, said Orochimaru. Aijin backed away and started to run, Masuta was hiding behind a tree, trembling in his boots. Kyofu stood there, his katana unsheathed. “ Have you even awakened your Sharingan?”, asked Orochimaru. “ Of course I have. I have surpassed the normal Sharingan, I have the Mangekyo Sharingan.”, said Kyofu. Orochimaru smirked evilly. “I'm guessing you were trying to find more of Konoha's secrets.”, said Kyofu. Orochimaru only smirked, and nodded.
Aijin was far now. She stopped running to catch her breath. Orochimaru appeared in front of her, and she screamed in fear. Orochimaru was still standing in front of Kyofu, when the Orochimaru with Aijin appeared next to him. He grabbed Aijin, and dismissed the shadow clone. “ I have your dear friend hostage! What are you going to do now?”, asked Orochimaru evilly. “ I only want power, I don't care about the weak. If you want to kill her go on.”, said Kyofu coldly. Aijin was in shock. “ Kyofu!”, she screamed in fright. Kyofu didn't pay attention to her screams. He was focused on how he could fight and kill Orochimaru. “How do I expect to fight Orochimaru, his power exceeds mine by far!”, thought Kyofu. “ I have it!”, thought Kyofu figuring out a strategy. Kyofu activated his Mangekyo Sharingan, he jumped next to Masuta. “ What are you doing Kyofu?”, asked Masuta scared for his life. Kyofu grabbed Masuta, and threw him at Orochimaru, Orochimaru turned to look at Masuta, he used his Kusanagi to stab through Masuta's chest. Orochimaru was puzzled about the whereabouts of Kyofu.
Kyofu was charging at him with his katana. Orochimaru smirked evilly, he dropped his Kusanagi and put Aijin in front of him. Kyofu smirked evilly. “ I already told you! I don't care if they die or not! They are just a pawn in my game for power!”, yelled Kyofu, he slashed Orochimaru's body in half along with Aijin. Orochimaru was laughing. “ Perfect! Thank you for the battle Uchiha, now I have enough information on your abilities.”, said Orochimaru, his body turned into a bunch of white snakes, and they slithered off into the bushes.
Kyofu saw his comrades corpses. Masuta was still dying. “ Why? Why Kyofu?”, asked Masuta. Kyofu stared at Masuta. “ Greater power, there is someone I have to kill, and I can't kill him without powering up. You and Aijin are just pawns in my search for greater power. You guys wouldn't have amounted to anything anyways.”, said Kyofu. He pointed his index finger at Masuta. He shot a tiny flame thrower, engulfing Masuta's body in black flames.
Tsuchi walked through the bushes. Kyofu looked at the Hyuga. “ What do you want?”, asked Kyofu. “ I know that you are on a search for ultimate power.”, said Tsuchi. “ Yeah, what's it to you?”, said Kyofu. “ I am forming a team of shinobi with the most potential, and I hear you have a true reason to get more power.”, said Tsuchi. “ So are you wanting me to join you?”, asked Kyofu. “ Yes I am.”, said Tsuchi. Kyofu and Tsuchi stared into each other's eyes. “ I see you have the same eyes as me, figuratively of course.”, said Tsuchi. Kyofu looked puzzled. “ Eyes of betrayal, and loneliness.”, said Tsuchi. Kyofu smirked. “ I will join you on the quest for greater power.”, said Kyofu. Before they went on to find more shinobi, Kyofu burried the corpses of the genin he had sacrificed. “ May they rest in peace.”, said Kyofu, walking away with Tsuchi.
Next they went for an Ino-Shika-Cho team. First up was the Shika, Shikakira of the Nara clan is known for his intelligence, ninjutsu that entails the manipulation of shadows, and tending of deer such as Rikumaru, which graze in a large area of the Nara clan forest. He keeps a copy of a bookwith medicine preparations and effects that has been passed down for generations which imply that he is skilled in the area of medicine. Among the medicine described in this book are the secret pillsused by the Akimichi Clan.
Shikakira was in his room studying about the Akatsuki. He found them really interesting for some reason. His parents had been killed during the attack of the Nine-Tails, so, anything that could possibly keep the nine-tails sealed away forever interested him. He flipped through the book very fast, as he was able to read very fast. The sun was about to set, and he had heard about the tragic murder of two genin from Team Arakari, and that one, had disappeared. Every jonin squad leader were on duty. They had heard it had something to do with Orochimaru. Shikakira was looking out the window, when the door opened. It was his jonin squad leader, Tengoku Sarutobi. “ I am pretty sure you have heard about the recent murders of those two genin.”, said Tengoku. Shikakira looked back, “Of course I have.”. “ Well, I want you to stay in your room for now, my squads have always been like children to me.”, said Tengoku. “ Whoever said I wanted a father.”, said Shikakira. Tengoku shocked walked out of the room.Shikakira looked through out of his window. He saw the holder of the demon that ruined his life, a 10 year old, Naruto Uzumaki. Shikakira stared at Naruto in anger. “ You, damned beast, you will pay.”, said Shikakira. He jumped out of the window and landed behind Naruto. Naruto frightened turned around. Shikakira's eyes were cold. “ Naruto...”, he said angrily. “ What do you want with the future Hokage?”, asked Naruto. Shikakira grew angry hearing the arrogance of a demon. He put his hand out, he started to control Naruto's shadow. Naruto couldn't move. “ What are you doing!?”, yelled Naruto. Shikakira kept controlling the body of the jinchuriki. Naruto started to scream and yell. Soon enough shinobi started to surround Shikakira.
Tengoku appeared last. “ Shikakira!”, yelled Tengoku. Tengoku grabbed a Fuma Shuriken, and threw it at Shikakira. Shikakira took control of the fuma shuriken by taking control of it's shadow. He repelled it back at Tengoku, slicing off Tengoku's right arm. Shikakira was then restrained by earth release jutsus. “ Let me go!”, yelled Shikakira. The jonin grabbed Shikakira, and took him to the prison. Tsuchi and Kyofu were in cloaks and masks on rooftops watching the whole thing. “ You think Shikakira is perfect for joining us?”, asked Kyofu. Tsuchi nodded his head. “ We will get him after the Ino and Cho of the Ino-Shika-Cho meet their destinies.”, said Tsuchi. Tsuchi was smiling evilly from under his mask.
Inochi is apart of the Yamanaka clan, a family of ninja found in Konohagakure. She specializes in mind related techniques, and she and her family own and run a flower shop in the village. Inochi specializes in mind-centered techniques which makes her an expert at intelligence gathering and espionage. 'She has also displayed sensory abilities and her techniques include transferring consciousness, reading minds and communicating telepathically.
Choha is apart of the Akimichi clan, one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure. Choha possess great physical strength and is able to quickly convert calories into chakra, which he then uses in his various secret techniques. Most of these techniques rapidly consume Choha's chakra during use, and maintaining them during a prolonged battle can be tiring. For this reason Choha has a high chakra level and eats a lot in order to build up or replenish his chakra reserves.Inochi Yamanaka was in her flower shop watering her lilies. Choha walked inside, eating a snack as usual. Choha sat down next to an apple tree. “ Did you here about Shikakira?”, asked Inochi, she looked worried. “ Of course *munch*, he tried to kill some kid *munch*, he is suspected to be the one who killed the genin earlier today.”, said Choha munching on his snack. Inochi looked at her plants sadly. “ I wish we could help him.”, said Inochi. Tsuchi and Kyofu walked into the flower shop. “ Welcome to the Yamanaka Flower Shop.”, greeted Inochi. Tsuchi and Kyofu took off their masks. Choha looked at them. “ A Hyuga and an Uchiha *munch*, hey are you the Uchiha who disappeared?”, asked Choha. Kyofu smirked. “ Yes, now, we overheard you're conversation about saving your friend.”, said Kyofu. “ We do, but how are we supposed to do that?”, asked Choha. “ Konoha has betrayed us all, your friend was set up, that child was an exact clone of Naruto Uzumaki created by an ANBU member.”, said Tsuchi. Choha and Inochi were shocked. “ We know what's going to happen to you two also, Inochi, the ANBU will try to kill you by burning down the Yamanaka Flower Shop.”, said Kyofu. Inochi was puzzled. “ I'd get out of here now.”, said Tsuchi. Tsuchi and the other three walked out of the building.An ANBU member was on the roof, he used a fire jutsu to set the building on fire, the building exploded in ashes, and the ANBU member disappeared. Inochi was in shock, she fell to her knees while her family's pride and joy was burned down. Choha tried to comfort her. “ It's time to save Shikakira.”, said Inochi seriously.
The four ran on the roofs to get to the prison. Tsuchi activated his Byakugan to see through the walls and find Shikakira's cell. Tsuchi motioned for everyone to follow. Tsuchi jumped near the wall, and used his Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm to break a hole in the wall. The three others ran through the prison halls. They made it to Shikakira's cell. “ Inochi? Choha?”, said Shikakira shocked. Inochi and Choha nodded, Choha bent the cell bars. Shikakira was restricted from using his hands by handcuffs. Choha grabbed him and threw him over his shoulder. Tsuchi broke through the wall behind the cell. The ninja jumped out of the prison. Kyofu still in midair, used his Blaze Release to destroy the prison. He jumped back with the others.
“ Let's go!”, said Tsuchi. They started to run into the forest.On the run, Kyofu and Tsuchi told the Ino-Shika-Cho team about what the ANBU had done to Tsuchi and Kyofu. They then told Shikakira what the ANBU had done to him. Shikakira filled with rage decided to join. “ I will get revenge on Danzo, I promise!”, said Shikakira. Choha was still eating his snack. “ I will join too! Seeing the pain they have brought upon my friends has greatly angered me, and plus, I am in search of power!”, said Choha. Inochi looked down at the ground. “ I feel bad for betraying those who gave me their love and friendship...”, said Inochi. Shikakira and Choha looked at Inochi teammate seriously. “ You have great potential, Konoha is trying to kill you because of this potential, but whatever you want.”, said Tsuchi. Inochi stared into the dark night sky. “ Okay, I'll do it!”, cheered Inochi. Shikakira and Choha smiled. “ Great!”, said Choha.
Kyofu and Tsuchi stood their seriously. “ We must find four more ninja.”, said Tsuchi. The others looked at him solemnly. “ Kyofu, you're strong enough to go on a mission alone, you will go find a kunoichi named Kizoku Kaguya in Kirigakure.”, said Tsuchi. “ A Kaguya huh? That sounds exciting! Their power is extraordinary!”, said Kyofu. “ Shikakira, you will go alone to Kirigakure to find a kunoichi named Mizu Hozuki.”, said Tsuchi. Shikakira nodded. “ Inochi and Choha, go find Ashi Inuzuka, a shinobi who lives in Konoha nearby, he uses ninken, and he is fiercly loyal to Konoha, so he will probably put up a fight.”, said Tsuchi. Inochi nodded, and Choha responded by eating his sandwich. “ I will be going after an Uzumaki in the ruins of Uzugakure.”, said Tsuchi. Everyone prepared to hunt down their targets. Tsuchi put on his glove. “ I expect nothing less than success from all of you! Now, go!”, ordered Tsuchi. Everyone jumped into the trees.
Tsuchi had traveled to the ruins of Uzushiogakure. He found a boy about his age playing with a corpse that had many seals on it. He had red hair and red eyes, already identifying him as an Uzumaki. The boy looked at Tsuchi. " Who are you?", asked the boy. " I am Tsuchi Hyuga, what is your name?", asked Tsuchi. The boy smirked. He jumped to his feet and pointed at Tsuchi. " I am the ultimate shinobi, Fuin Uzumaki! Now you will bow down to me!", yelled Fuin. Tsuchi was fazed by the Uzumaki's dramatic performance. Tsuchi shrugged. " Let's make a deal! If I fight you and win, you will join me, and If I lose, you will return to your normal life!", said Tsuchi. Fuin smiled wide, " Deal!".They had a fight of mostly taijutsu. Tsuchi defeated the Uzumaki in taijutsu using Gentle Fist. Fuin smirked. " You have not seen why I am called Fuin!", laughed Fuin. He took off his raggedy shirt. He had cursed seals on his chest, a power seal on his stomach around his belly button, sealing scrolls on his back, and human seals on his shoulders. Tsuchi surprised at the seals and scrolls laughed in joy.
Fuin grabbed a scroll, and sent many shuriken at Tsuchi. Tsuchi deflected and dodged them with all of his power. Fuin performed his hand seals faster than the speed of Tsuchi's eyes. Suddenly, a storm of kunai came from out of nowhere, and Tsuchi's arms were injured. Tsuchi was lying on the ground, and was not able to get up do to his arms being injured. " Dammit, if only I had sent Kyofu to fight him, it'd be more effective because of his Sharingan.", said Tsuchi.Fuin walked up to Tsuchi, and put his hand on Tsuchi's chest. " Chakra Disrupting Seal!", yelled Fuin. Fuin started to draw a seal on Tsuchi's chest. Tsuchi shocked at the new seal he had never heard of, kicked Fuin in the chest, activating the pressure sensing seals he had on his chest. Fuin was now a walking power house. " Did that activate the Eight Gates!? Dammit!", yelled Tsuchi. Tsuchi jumped to his feet and started to run. He remembered why he came their. Fuin pummeled Tsuchi while Tsuchi was standing idle.
Fuin was about to press on his chakra outburst seal, when Tsuchi kicked him in the side. Fuin's eight gates closed, and he returned to his normal state. Fuin fainted, and Tsuchi regained control of his arms, realizing he wasn't able to use his arms because of a seal placed on the weapons.Tsuchi brought Fuin to the meeting place, and the others were there waiting for them with their assigned targets. " It is time for us to find a home. Kyofu, if you'd please put a genjutsu over Konoha so they will think we are dead.", said Tsuchi. Kyofu activated the technique, and they all left for their new place of refuge: Amegakure. Pain realizing they were after Konoha too, he let them join, as long as they offer their services to the Akatsuki whenever they are needed. Which they agreed to.
Tsuchi was a brutal, merciless ninja. He was arrogant, and cold to enemy ninja, especially Konoha-nin, as he hate Konoha for what they had done. As a child, he was kind and upbeat. He never gave up trying to fight his brother, Tsume , to whom he loved more than anyone. He felt distant when he saw his parents, for the two times he saw them. He used to love being with his friend, Tengoku. He still trained himself rigorously in his clan's secret arts. He even used to respect the Anbu and other higher ups. But that changed after Tsume was killed. He is very loving to Kizoku and his son, Odayaka. He likes to train with his partners: Fuin Uzumaki, Kyofu Uchiha and Ashi Inuzuka.
During their fights with the Konoha 11, and his near death defeat by Two-Tailed Naruto Uzumaki, he learned the meaning of true pain. Neji Hyuga recognized Tsuchi as a Hyuga, and stated that he must've been the brother of Tsume Hyuga. Tsuchi was angered hearing a Branch House member speaking of his older brother. Tsuchi pummeled Neji, while his teammates held off the others. Tsuchi defeated by Neji, and realized he couldn't kill Neji, as he was family. He saw that his teammate, Kyofu, had taken control of Naruto's Nine Tailed Beast. Tsuchi thinking they should give the young shinobi a chance to fight when they were stronger, ordered Kyofu to let go of Naruto, and take their leave. Showing his kinder side.
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, he and the whole Supaku, saw their fallen loved ones that fell, the reason they joined the Supaku. Tsuchi saw his older brother Tsume. He couldn't attack his resurected brother. Tsume told Tsuchi the truth of what he had said before he died. He told him to live his life long, and to not go after revenge. Tsuchi told his brother a young Uchiha had killed his target, meaning Tsume wouldn't have to worry any more. Kabuto turned his brother into a merciless killing machine. Tsuchi still couldn't attack his only loved one. He was defeated, and still couldn't attack his brother. He was too attatched to him. Fuin ended up sealing Tsume away, making Tsuchi see the lighter side of life, and he decided to lead the Supaku against Kabuto, even though he was under the orders of Tobi.
Tsuchi has long, black hair. In Part I, his hair reached his shoulders. In Part II, his hair reached the middle of his back. Like the rest of his clan, he has very fair skin and possesses the renowned Byakugan, which when activated, stimulates the veins and arteries immediately around his eyes to protrude more prominetly. His eyes are depicted with a slight tint of lavender to them.In Part I, Tsuchi wore a black forehead protector that he wore on his forehead. He wore a traditional, baggy, black and white robe, with a grey haori with his clan symbol on the shoulders and the bag. Underneath it he wore a grey shirt with bandages underneath. Grey baggy pants and white shinobi sandals. He also had bandages wrapped around his arms, knees, and right knee. In Part II, Tsuchi wears the more traditional Hyuga robes: a white shirt with loose sleeves, closed on the right shoulder, with a fastener running down the left part of the chest, matching pants, dark navy gret apron and black sandals.
From a young age, Tsuchi was a natural genius amongst the Hyuga clan. He was labelled the top-ranked ninja in his class, and was branded, the strongest Hyuga in his clan at the time. While most of his teammates were chunin and genin during their time in Konoha, he became a jonin. He has excellent instincts, both on the battlefield and as a leader. When forced to make difficult decisions on missions, he shows himself able to make a decision through keen observation and analysis.
The primary ability of the Byakugan gives Tsuchi a near 360º field of vision, except for one blind spot at the back of the neck above the first thoracic vertebra. Upon activation of the dōjutsu, Tsuchi is granted an automatic 50 metre field of vision around himself which can then be extended at his discretion.The second ability is being able to see through solid objects, as well as some degree of telescopic sight. It can also see through most barriers, and other things such as smokescreens, differentiate between non-corporeal clones and can see through techniques that would otherwise hide an opponent from normal sight. The distance and the degree of telescopic sight varies from person to person, and can be improved through training. However, the Byakugan cannot see through certain barriers, such as the Four Black Fog Battle Formation used by the Sound Four. The third and one of the greatest uses of the Byakugan is the ability to see chakra, chakra flow, the chakra circulation system inside the body with great detail as well as the colour of chakra. It is from this particular ability that the Hyūga Clan are able to employ their ultimate attack style: Gentle Fist. Unlike the Strong Fist, which is focused on external injuries, the Gentle Fist style focuses on internal injuries. Each strike, when placed correctly, strikes along the chakra pathway system, which is the network of vessels that carry chakra. This network is closely intertwined with the functioning of the body's organs, and so, when the keirakukei take damage, the organs suffer as well. There is no defence against the Gentle Fist, since one cannot train one's internal organs to become stronger. The only possible defence is to stop the Gentle Fist's hits from connecting. Like the Sharingan and Rinnegan, the Byakugan's ability to see chakra and its flow allows Tsuchi to detect chakra sealed barriers as well as determine when genjutsu is being used. It was shown in the anime that the Byakugan can also discern a transformation, and a real person using the eye's ability to see chakra. Tsuchi can take the Gentle Fist style one step further. Along the keirakurei are 361 pinprick-sized nodes called tenketsu, or chakra points, which only the more skilled users can see. When struck, Tsuchi can choose to either seal, or forcibly open these tenketsu, thus giving Tsuchi complete control over their opponent's chakra system. So, with precision, all those points along the victim's body can be sealed, stopping the chakra flow to those areas. Able to strike without force, and yet do more damage to a ninja than some of the most powerful ninjutsu, the Gentle Fist has been labelled as the greatest taijutsu style known in all of Konohagakure. Constantly using the Byakugan over a very long period of time causes severe eye strain, as seen with Neji Hyūga, who at that point, could not tell the difference between Kiba Inuzuka, and Akamaru. This condition however, is not permanent.
The Gentle Fist or Gentle Fist Art is a form of hand-to-hand combat used by members of the Hyūga clan. It inflicts internal damage through attacking the body's Chakra Pathway System, subsequently injuring organs which are closely intertwined with the area of the network which has been struck. To do this, the user surgically injects a certain amount of their own chakra into the opponent's chakra pathway system, causing damage to surrounding organs due to their proximity to the chakra circulatory system. Even the slightest tap can cause severe internal damage, hence the name "gentle" fist.Targeting the tenketsu can enhance the havoc and control a Gentle Fist practitioner can impose upon an opponent's chakra network. These special nodes, 361 in total, are key gatekeeping interceptions in the chakra circulatory network, thus forcibly opening or sealing them in whatever manner the Gentle Fist user sees fit is a powerful tactical option to have. The user's chakra can either increase chakra flow in the opponent's body, or disrupt it completely, preventing them from using techniques as seen in Neji's fight with Hinata during the Chūnin Exams. Neji Hyūga remarked that any chakra-based substance can be destroyed by this technique. As seen in his fight with Kidōmaru, it is done by leaking chakra from the chakra openings in one's hands and moulding it into a needle-like shape to slice through the chakra. However it is unknown if this technique can be done by any Gentle Fist user or just those who can see the tenketsu. Because the chakra pathway system is invisible to the naked eye, the Byakugan is required for this style to be used effectively. Since the Byakugan is unique to the Hyūga clan, it has become their signature style of combat. The ability to inflict severe internal trauma with minimal external force, combined with chakra network manipulation, makes the Gentle Fist the most reputable and fearsome taijutsu style known in all of Konohagakure. In contrast to this, the technique can also be used for supplementary purposes such as helping comrades on the battlefield. This was displayed by Hinata during the Fourth Shinobi World War when she used the technique to fix Naruto Uzumaki's dislocated shoulder joint.
Invasion of Konoha Arc
Tsuchi and the Supaku were hired by Orochimaru to assist him in the Invasion of Konoha. Tsuchi himself lead a fight against some Jonin leveled shinobi, killing most of them mercilessly. They were all masked so their faces couldn't be recognized. He was then taken out by Might Guy who had been the leader of the defense group. Tsuchi and his team managed to get away after being transported away by Nagato, who wished to speak to them. After the war, Orochimaru met with him, so they can have a talk about his goals and why he left the Akatsuki. Tsuchi and Kyofu were then sent on a mission to infiltrate Konoha, they easily made it through and found some information about the Konoha-nin, and saw Anbu-nin surrounding them, along with Kakashi Hatake.They narrowly escaped, only because Kyofu could put a genjutsu up. They returned the information to Konan, who said Pain would be very pleased
Supaku Fight Arc
Tsuchi was asleep when Konan appeared in his room with orders from Pain. They had been alerted that Konoha genin were coming near Amegakure , one of which was Naruto Uzumaki, the jinchuriki of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. Tsuchi brought his three closest teammates. He brought a Chunin Kyofu Uchiha for his Ninjutsu, Genjutsu and Strength. Chunin Ranked, Ashi Inuzuka for his Genjutsu and Speed. Finally, a Chunin ranked, Fuin Uzumaki for his Speed, Stamina and Seals. Tsuchi himself was very skilled at Ninjutsu, Taijutsu and Speed.They confronted the Konoha 11 with masks on. He took on Team Gai. He first took on Tenten. He defeated Tenten in all ranges. He used her low stamina against her, and took her down with Gentle Fist. Neji saw how Tsuchi did that and wondered what was going on. He then defeated Rock Lee by nearly choking him to death. Tsuchi then took on Neji. Neji cracked Tsuchi's mask, and realized it was his older cousin Tsuchi. Tsuchi then put Neji in a near death state after hearing Neji talk about Tsume Hyuga. He then saw that the rest of the Konoha 11 was defeated, and saw how Naruto was running wild in his four-tailed form. Kyofu and Fuin following him closely. When they had caught Naruto, Tsuchi ordered them to let him go, as he wanted the Konoha 11 to live long, as his brother wouldn't have wanted them to fight in such an unbalanced fight.
Road to Ninja
Tsuchi had never left Konohagakure, and was walking around Konoha with Kyofu. Tsuchi was a kind and merciful ninja. He was humble and friendly to other ninja. He was also very upbeat as his brother, Tsume, was alive.
- "Tsuchi" in Japanse means "Earth". "Hyuga" means "Sunny Place".
- His hobbies are meditation and spending time with his family and friends
- Tsuchi wishes to fight Kyofu Uchiha, Itachi Uchiha, Jiraiya, Tsunade, Orochimaru, Kakashi Hatake, Sasori, and Hiruzen Sarutobi.
- His favorite foods are steak and his least favorite is herring.
- His favorite word is "Revenge" (復讐, Fukushu)
- KazeTatsumaki, creator of the Supaku characters, color codes their stats:
- Academy Student: Blue: 12-17.5
- Genin: Green: 18-21.5
- Chunin: Gold: 22-27.5
- Jonin: Orange: 28-33.5
- Anbu: Red: 34-40
- He is the strongest member of the Supaku in Part I
- He is the strongest member in the timeskip
- He is the 5th Strongest member in Part III