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Yuki Ikeda

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(, Yuki Ikeda)

Debut

Appears in

Anime, Manga, Game, and Movie

Voice Actors

Japanese

Hotaru Ishii

English

Nancy Jones

Personal

Birthdate

15px-Astrological Sign Virgo svg September 14th

Gender

18px-Gender_Femalesvg.png Female

Age

Part I: 12-13

Part II: 15-17

The Last: 19

Height

Part I: 148 cm

Part II: 165 cm

Weight

Part I: 45 Kg

Part II: 47 Kg

Blood type

A

Classification

Short-Mid Range

Affiliation

18px-Konohagakure_Symbol.svg.png Konohagakure

Team

Team Tanaka  (Team 5)

Nature Types

18px-Nature_Icon_Lightning.svg.png Lightning Release

18px-Nature_Icon_Earth_svg.png Earth Release (Manga only)

Clan

Ikeda Clan

Rank

Ninja Rank

Chūnin

Academy Grad. Age

12

Chūnin Prom. Age

14

Family

Kenta Ikeda (Grandfather)

Aki Ikeda (Grandmother)

Hina Ikeda (Sister)

Emiko Ikeda (Sister)         

Aiko Ikeda (Cousin)


Yuki Ikeda (池田 Ikeda Yuki) is one of the main supporting characters in the series (Naruto) and a chūnin-level member of Team Tanaka (Team 5).

Background

Yuki is a chūnin-level kunoichi of the Ikeda clan, a small but powerful clan situated in Konohagakure. During her time in the Academy, Yuki was a quiet and shy student. She was a well- liked person, though had little friends-Chōji Akimichi and Shino Aburame. The martial arts fascinated her and she trained specifically in taijutsu.

Yuki was one of the best students in the Academy, graduating 5th in her class. She struggled with some of her classes though- mostly with genjutsu and hand seals, though eventually got better in the latter with practice and help.

Personality

Yuki is a complex character. She is a kind individual, though can be cold and calculating. Yuki is very intelligent, more than people give her credit for. Yuki is also pretty stubborn and often manipulative.

Yuki is reserved, being rather shy around people she isn't familiar with. She opens up more when she is with those close to her. 

Yuki is rather hot-tempered and (as she is opinionated) can be argumentative. She is not one to settle an argument easily and tends to hold a grudge. She will often keep fighting even when she knows she is wrong. However, Yuki is usually polite and usually uses formal language (proper suffixes).

Despite her short temper, Yuki is oversensitive and cries easily. She dislikes change of any sort and is a bit of a hoarder (she gets easily attached). Yuki can be at times obsessive and rather childish. She is also quite lazy and impatient. Yuki dislikes being told what to do.

Yuki fights for what she believes in,

Most times, Yuki means well and genuinely cares and worries about people. She will always try to help others and like the rest of her team, believes strongly in the Will of Fire.

Relationships

Neji Hyūga

Yuki first met Neji in the the Forest of Death during the Chūnin Exams. She witnessed his fight with Hinata, and his later battle with Naruto. A short time before the Sasuke Retrieval Arc, Yuki ran into Neji. They conversed, and parted ways with better knowledge of each other. While visiting the injured team members, Yuki engaged in a conversation with Neji and began to visit him frequently. They developed a mutual respect for each other. Yuki is understanding of Neji, after learning of his past. As their teams trained closely, they saw each other often. The two are often seen walking around Konoha together.

Because they worked well together, Yuki and Neji were often paired up together on missions. When Neji was promoted to jonin, he was often assigned Yuki as a partner in order to help her improve her abilities (as she aspired to be a jonin). Yuki was crushed by Neji's death. After his passing, Yuki lost her will to train and become a jonin- her dream. With the help of her friends and family, she improves becoming a special jonin during Naruto: The Last and jonin shortly after.

Noboro Aburame

Yuki respects Noboro's abilities and nature. He is one of her teammates and though does not speak much, he holds Yuki in high regard. They have been friends ever since their childhood, along with Kyo Kishimoto. Noboro is a reliable friend and someone she an always count on.

Kyo Kishimoto

Yuki met Kyo while at the Academy, forming a friendship with Noboro Aburame. Due to this, their team is one of the best at teamwork. Though he believes himself to be weak Kyo is willing to risk his life for his teammates- his friends.

Appearance

Gift

Yuki's appearance in Part I

Yuki has thick dark brown hair and large golden eyes. She usually wears her hair in a long ponytail. Yuki is of slim build and medium height.

In Part I, Yuki wears a dark blue (purple in the anime) shirt and long black pants. She wears a dark green jacket over it. Her jacket has four pockets: two on top, two on bottom. She also dons blue sandals similar to Naruto's and a shuriken holster. Yuki wears white bandages wrapped around her (right) leg and a brown pouch filled with weapons. After becoming a genin, she wears a blue forehead protector (on her forehead).

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, she wears Konohagakure's uniform, the green flak jacket and a blue Allied Shinobi Forces forehead protector. She also wears her clan's sash tied around her waist.

Abilities

Yuki specializes in ninjutsu and taijutsu. She admires Rock Lee's and Might Guy's Strong Fist. Her weapons of choice are kunai, a staff, shuriken, poison bombs, a tantō, and wire strings. She is weak in genjutsu as her chakra control is rather poor. Because of her poor chakra control, she is unable to do medical ninjutsu, though is able to do basic first aid. She is a keen observer and often sees details other people overlook. Yuki and her team have been taught shurikenjutsu and bojutsu by their sensei, Shou Tanaka, a weapon specialist. She is highly proficient in both. In Part II, she is given a pair of nunchaku from Might Guy hinting at her skill in bukijutsu.

Hoshigan

Like the rest of her clan, Yuki has the Hoshigan, a dojutsu kekkei genkai similar to the Byakugan. She activated her kekkei genkai at an early age. When the Hoshigan is in use, its user's eyes looks bigger. The Hoshigan gives her 360° enhanced sight and pinpoints a person's weak spot. Its main ability is that by  analyzing a technique, it can find its strengths or faults. This gives its user an arsenal of information useful for canceling out the opponent's blows and the ability to see through things. Ikeda clan members with particularly strong Hoshigan are able to read their enemy's attack pattern and predict their next move and find a way to counterattack.

Nature Releases

Yuki's chakra type (affinity) is Lightning Release. Though she uses many different lightning techniques, her main one is Lightning Release: Surrounding Orb, in which she surrounds her opponent with lightning that paralyzes them. She also uses Thunder and Lightning Bolt, a technique where she attacks her enemy with lightning-infused weapons (i.e kunai, shuriken, etc.). She has created one technique- Lightning Release: Ball of Thunder (similar to the Uchiha Clan's Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique).She also uses her lightning to make shields.

It is hinted in the Fourth Shinobi World War that Yuki can use Earth Release, as she is seen forming earth walls. This is confirmed in the 4th Databook.

Intelligence

Yuki did extremely well in the Academy with excellent scores. She spent most of her time with her studies and is often seen with a book in hand. Yuki was able to answer most of the questions correctly on her own in the first phase (the written part) of the Chūnin Exams. Part of her knowledge comes from her understanding of people and ability to absorb facts and details. She can mask her own feelings and lie easily. Yuki's main talent though is able to think up a good plan with little information to go on, demonstrated during the Fourth Shinobi World War, where she is able to fight several opponents stronger than her. Her intelligence lets her find out about the inner workings of a technique and counterattack.

Other Skills

Due to her massive chakra reserves, she is able to expel a vast amount of chakra as a shield to neutralize/block jutsus. 

Stats

Databook Ninjutsu Taijutsu Genjutsu Intelligence Strength Speed Stamina Seals Total
First 2.5 2.5 1 3.5 1 2 3 2 17.5
Second 3 3 1.5 3.5 1.5 2 3.5 3 21
Third 4 3.5 2.5 4 2 2.5 4 3.5 26

[What you originally had - Ninjutsu: 4, Taijutsu: 3.5, Genjutsu: 2.5, Intelligence: 4, Strength: 2. , Speed: 2.5, Stamina: 4, Hand seals: 3.5 .. Total: 26]

Part I

Introduction Arc

Yuki was first seen cheering as she graduated from the Academy. She, her teammates, Noboro Aburame and Kyo Kishimoto and their sensei Shou Tanaka form Team Tanaka (Team 5). As Yuki and her teammates waited for Shou Tanaka, they tried to guess what their sensei was like (as the only thing they really knew about him at the time was his name and that he was male).

Yuki and her teamates' first impression of their team sensei was that he seemed stern. They soon discover that Shou was the opposite- warm and friendly- sort of like Iruka Umino, their former sensei. They all introduced themselves and are immediately given a weapon (as Shou was a weapon specialist) as a gift. Yuki was given a kunai, Kyo a shuriken, and Noboro a katana.

Chūnin Exams Arc

Yuki and her teammates (Team Tanaka/Team 5) entered the Chūnin Exams. In the first phase, Yuki was able to answer all the written questions correctly on her own, though lost hope on the tenth question. She was about to quit when she heard Naruto Uzumaki's speech, which inspired her. Her team passed the tenth question and moved on to the second phase.

Team Tanaka/Team 5 found themselves in the Forest of Death (slightly scared of Anko Mitarashi) with the heaven scroll. They watched with the other teams as Sasuke in his cursed seal form beat up the Oto nin. There Yuki recognized Neji Hyūga - the genius. Team Tanaka/Team 5 spent a day coming up with a complicated plan and through an elaborate trick, they get the other scroll (the earth scroll) from another Konoha-nin team, successfully going on to the preliminaries.

Yuki was with her sensei (Shou Tanaka) at the preliminaries, observing her teammates' matches and congratulating and cheering them on. Kyo and Noboro both won their matches. Yuki was then matched up against Hiromi Takahashi, a Kirigakure nin, and though fought well, ended up being tricked by Hiromi with a poison bomb, and knocked out. Hiromi, however, did not stop attacking her, though Yuki was still unconscious. Hiromi was disqualified, and Yuki, who was severely injured, is rushed to the hospital. Yuki was later told by her sensei that her teammates had nearly killed Hiromi Takahashi after the match and both got eliminated as a result.

During the break, she met Rock Lee in the hospital and they became friends. Yuki was impressed with his will and continued to come and see him after being discharged.

A month later, Yuki and her team were seen at the finals. Yuki watched Naruto's battle with Neji. Though she was happy Naruto won, Yuki was concerned about Neji after hearing of his past. She carefully observed the other matches as well as the onlookers. Using her Hoshigan, Yuki was able to view the audience as well as the matches. She was one of the first to notice Hinata's and Kiba's disappearances. She was caught off guard by the genjutsu and unable to fight it.

Invasion of Konoha Arc 

Yuki was seen attending the Third Hokage's funeral.

Sasuke Retrieval Arc

Shortly before the arc began, Yuki had a chance encounter with Neji. They talked and formed better impressions of each other. Yuki was surprised, as her opinion of him wasn't exactly high, especially after watching his fights with Hinata and Naruto. 

After the mission, Yuki visited the team at the hospital. She saw Neji in the hospital, following his surgery. She was worried for him, despite not knowing him well. They started a discussion, and got to know each other better. Yuki began to visit him frequently. 

Time-skip

Ashamed of having lost her match against Hiromi Takahashi (and sad because of the Third Hokage's death), Yuki began to train vigorously, getting help from her team, and Team Gai (as Might Guy had taken an interest in her skill in taijutsu after watching her fight in the Chūnin Exams), or occasionally Chōji and Shino. Within time, she improved, mostly in taijutsu. 

She was seen waving goodbye to Naruto when he left Konoha for two/three years to train with Jiraiya. During the time-skip, Yuki was promoted to a chūnin and improved her chakra control. Her team went on many missions, often with other teams- though mostly with Team Guy. She spent most of her time training with her team and taking long walks around Konohagakure, often acommpanied by Neji Hyūga.

Part II

Sasuke and Sai Arc

Yuki and her team were walking around Konoha when they were spotted by Naruto. Yuki was surprised to see Naruto after two/three years and at how much he had grown. At first, she does not recognize Naruto, something she is embarrassed about, once she realized who he was, as there were not many people who are blond, wear orange, and have whisker marks. 

Hidan and Kakuzu Arc

Yuki learned of Asuma's death from her sensei, Shou Tanaka. She offered to play a game of shōgi with Shikamaru, but he refused. Yuki spent the whole day talking with Chōji and Shino, later visiting Asuma's grave.

Yuki's team (Team Tanaka/Team 5) was sent with Team Yamato to back up Team 10, who were fighting two Akatsuki members. Yuki, Sai, and Sakura head to where Shikamaru was battling Hidan. By the time they get there though, Shikamaru had already finished his fight. They then return to Konohagakure. Chōji and Shikamaru invite Yuki to watch the clouds (and have snacks) with them, but she declined saying she was meeting Neji for some soba. At this, Shikamaru and Chōji exchanged knowing looks, much to Yuki's confusion.

Itachi Pursuit Arc

Because Tsunade was worried about the Eight Man Squad, she sent Team Tanaka (Team 5) after them (sort of as back- up) to keep an eye on them. They splitted up and spied on the Eight Man Squad, and tried to protect them. Team Tanaka (Team 5) regrouped and expressed their amazement at how they weren't noticed the whole time.

When they finished, they reported back to Tsunade and were given time off. Yuki chose to spend her break with Neji.

Invasion of Pain Arc

Yuki was with her teammates training when Pain attacked the village. She went off to find her clan (the Ikeda) and when reassured by a close friend that they were safe, immediately set out and does her best to help the Konohagakure villagers evacuate. She was left severely injured during the attack, having run out of chakra. She was found by Neji, and taken along with Hinata to be healed. Afterwards, Yuki was seen with the Konoha villagers cheering Naruto on.

Five Kage Summit Arc

Yuki and her teamates were with  the Konoha 11 (except Team 7) as they decided to eliminate Sasuke Uchiha. She was seen watching as Naruto assured everyone he'd take care of Sasuke. Yuki was also later told by Sakura Haruno that Tsunade had awakened from her coma.

Confining the Jinchuriki Arc

The Ikeda clan was informed by the Fifth Hokage (Tsunade) of the coming war. The clan decided that the younger generation would fight in place of the elders as their representatives in war. Preparations were made and many of Ikeda clan members started to argue about the coming new war. Yuki and her sisters- Hina and Emiko were sent off to inform their allies of the decision.

The Ikeda going off to fight were given a sash by the elders with the clan symbol sewn on it, to remind them of what they were fighting for, who they were, and sometimes used to identify their body if slain in the war.

Fourth Shinobi World War Arc

Konohagakure was prepared to enter into the Fourth Shinobi World War. Yuki was placed in the Third Division along with Lee, Guy, Sakura, and her sisters (Kyo was in the First Division while Noboro was in the Fifth Division). She was with Rock Lee watching Sakura heal Guy. Yuki was seen looking worried and voiced her concerns to Sakura about how it was the first war for them.

The Third Division was instructed by Kakashi to rush and help the Surprise Attack Division and they soon engaged in battle with the reincarnated ninja. Yuki was shocked to see reincarnated Ikeda. She wa given command of a group of Ikeda clan members to help fight against them.

After two days of fighting, Yuki collapsed and was sent immediately to the Logistical Support and Medical Division. She was then healed by Sakura Haruno. One of Naruto's many shadow clones soon arrived to help the Third Division. They were told that Naruto and Killer Bee were fighting the 'masked Madara.' They were also instructed to go and help them after they finished fighting.

Yuki was later seen running behind Lee and Tenten as she (and her team) and the Konoha 11 rushed to Naruto, Killer Bee, Kakashi, and Guy's aid. She told herself, for Naruto to hang in there, and that help was on its way. When everyone finally arrived at the battlefield, Yuki was seen glaring at Madara Uchiha as she stood behind her sisters with the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces.

Ten- Tails Revival Arc

Yuki was seen holding back tears after learning that Neji died before ultimately breaking down and crying. She vowed to never forget Neji. She stayed in a daze as she thought of Neji and all her memories of him. 

She was then seen staring defiantly at the Madara and [1] - the opponents. Yuki was promptly given some of Kurama's chakra and immediately started attacking with renewed strength. She was seen covered by the chakra cloaks as Madara and the Ten- Tails continued their onslaught. Yuki was later surprised when the reincarnated Hokages arrived to save them, and was shocked to see Sasuke, who declared that he would be Hokage.

Yuki watched in horror as the Shinju was released and started killing shinobi. She was seen looking concernedly over Shikamaru as he was being healed. Yuki and her comrades helped Naruto try and stop the Shinju.

Final Arc

Yuki was inevitably caught up in Madara's genjutsu. Her dearest dream was revealed: She held hands with Neji as they walked through Konoha. Her family and friends were seen in the background. As she dreamt, tears were seen. Yuki was released from the Infinite Tsukuyomi along with everyone else.

Yuki attended Neji's funeral. She was surrounded by her team.

Epilogue

Yuki never recovered from Neji's death. She often visits his grave. Yuki looks after/dotes on the next generation and visits Tenten's shop frequently. She maintains close ties with her team and the Konoha 11. Yuki eventually becomes a jōnin, and is given a team of her own.

Also Appears In

Naruto: Road to Ninja

Yuki appears in Road to Ninja. Her alternate self is more flighty and careless. She is somewhat "clueless" and oblivious. She is more carefree and naive. Naruto and Sakura don't recognize RTN Yuki at first. Alternate! Yuki specializes in medical ninjutsu, though is obviously not good at it as she often harms more than she heals. She is oblivious to RTN Neji's actions.

Instead of her usual ponytail, she sports two long twintails (she looks like Miku Hatsune for some reason). 

Naruto: The Last

During the two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Yuki sank into a depression. She was listless and made no attempt to become jonin- her lifelong dream and something that Neji had helped her train for before his death. Her friends and family do their best to support and help her. Yuki grows increasingly bitter, and her teammates worry that she may commit suicide. Witnessing the deaths of countless shinobi as well as Neji's traumatizes her. Yuki begins to question being a shinobi. However, after several incidents, she is reminded of the importance of being a shinobi and how much it meant to Neji and her. Those who died in the war didn't die in vain, each died to protect others. She also realizes that she is not the only one grieving and with the help and support of her loved ones, she is able to move on.

Yuki plays a minor role in Naruto: The Last. She is now a special jōnin, having been promoted in the two years after the 4th Shinobi World War. It's hard for her to see everyone starting to fall in love at the Konohagakure Winter Festival, though she is happy for them, especially Naruto and Hinata. She is later seen at their wedding.

Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth

Yuki is seen often in the Naruto spinoff. She is always willing to go along with Rock Lee's ideas. A running gag in the series is that she gets lost easily. Her teammates often tease her over Neji.

Trivia

  • Yuki's favorite food is spicy ramen, while her least favorite food is mushrooms. She likes spicy foods.
    • Yuki's hobbies are reading, drawing, and (like Sakura) playing trivia games.
  • Yuki has completed 42 official missions in total: 12 D-rank, 21 C-rank, 7 B-rank, 2 A-rank, 0  S-rank.
    • Yuki translates into 'snow or happiness.'
  • Yuki would like to have a rematch with Hiromi Takahashi.
    • Yuki's favorite phrase is 'Love conquers all' and her favorite word is 'justice.'
  • Yuki is afraid of heights.
    • Yuki has a fondness for cute things, such as stuffed animals.
  • Yuki likes to play shogi with Shikamaru Nara. She has yet to beat him.
    • Yuki has no sense of direction. She gets lost easily.
  • Yuki cannot cook. Shey can make instant ramen, though.
    • She is good at building various items.
  • Yuki dislikes killing people, and tries to avoid it at all costs.

Quotes 

  • (To Naruto) "Please wait for us, Naruto!"
  • (To Neji) "I have my pride and honor to uphold."
  • (To her teammates) "Thank you... for everything you've done for me."
  • (To Neji) "I promise never to forget you."

Creation and Conception

Initially, I struggled with Yuki's appearance, particularly her eyes. The eye color kept changing, though the color gold was finally chosen because it was thought that it would fit her best. She looks a lot like Vietnam from Hetalia. When I first created Yuki, I must have worn out the wiki because I kept adding stuff. A lot of stuff. I still add stuff.

The thing I like best about Yuki is her personality. I am similar to Yuki in some ways. She was originally named Yumi Ishii though the name Yuki Ikeda was later chosen (put together randomly). I do have an OC named Yumi, though (Yumi Honda). I went slightly crazy over giving Yuki information (you really should have seen me)- she was inspired by a lot of characters. A lot of things have shaped her into the person (OC) she is today. Creating Yuki was a bit of an accident but I love her anyways. I hope you like her. I'll be adding her team. ^^

Reference

I can't believe I forgot to do this! The profile and Part I pictures were done by PandaaChaan and Rossker1. Thank you so much- the credit is way overdue. Also thanks to BaraYamanaka and Nxf11rocks for commenting! Thank you to TheSatoGirl for your kind compliment :)

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