Gaara Of The Desert


Age: 15 Birthday: January 19
Rank: Kazekage Weight: 40.2 kg (89 lbs)
From: Hidden Sand Village Length: 146 cm (4'10")
Introduced: Episode 20 / Chapter 35 Bloodtype: AB


Notes


Age 12-13 during Pre-Shippuuden era.
Fourth Kazekage's son.
Kankurou and Temari's brother.
Becomes The Fifth Kazekage in Shippuuden.


Biography


Born as an experiment from the Hidden Sand Village, Gaara was combined with the spirit of a demonic sand priest known as Shukaku, not unlike Naruto and the Nine Tails. Gaara grew up without knowing love. For a long time he thought being spoiled equals love, but when he met Rock Lee that opinion changed. Unfortunately, Gaara became unstable around the age of six years. Consequently, his father Kazakage, ordered numerous assassination attempts upon him, all failing miserably. This betrayal caused Gaara to become hateful and deeply suspicious of everyone, including his siblings, who he regarded as "lumps of meat linked together by hatred and murderous intent."

The tattoo on Gaara's forehead means love, which combined with his name means, "I Love Death". Since he only feels alive when he kills, he believes that killing is his reason for being. The tattoo was put on Gaara's head by Gaara himself after his abilities killed Yashamaru. Yashamaru, being the one that raised Gaara, and the only one that seemed to care for him.

Although Gaara's father asked Yashamaru to kill Gaara, Yashamaru says he had willingly accepted the mission. Having never truly loved Gaara, hoping that killing him would avenge the death of his sister. Yashamaru eventually detonates himself with explosive tags covering his body, with his last words being "please die". Gaara survived the blast without even being injured, losing the only person he thought cared for him, losing his fate in bonds and love.

When we take a look at Naruto Shippuuden we notice Gaara has undergone some personality changes. His relationship to his siblings has become somewhat normal. He has come to consider Kankuro and Temari as his brother and sister where he used to threaten to kill them if they got in his way. He talks to Kankuro about his problems and dreams.

In a conversation Gaara has with Kankuro, Gaara says: "In order to escape a path of loneliness, I have no choice to but to work hard and make my own path. If I do that, then someday... someday I can be like him. That's why as a shinobi of the Sand I'll aim to be the Kazekage. So I can live a life connected to my village. I want to work hard so that other will accept my existence." It's obvious that Naruto inspired Gaara to question his bonds with other people. Suffering, sadness and joy - He want to be able to share it with another person, he want his existence to be necessary to other people, not as a weapon to be feared but as the Hidden Sand's Kazekage. He eventually follows up his dad as the Fifth Kazekage and really acts as the villager's protector as seen in his fight with Deidara. The villagers also have come to respect Gaara, and the younger females of the village even like Gaara. In the beginning of Shippuuden Gaara fulfills his role as the village's Kazekage, but gets taken by Akatsuki doing so. Gaara apparently dies from having Shukaku extracted from him by Akatsuki, and later on Chiyo sacrifices herself to bring him back to life.

on October 28, 2007 at 21:53

Saito-Sasori
so did everyone see the episodes last night
on October 28, 2007 at 21:53

Saku-Sasku
really who and what did you do?
on October 28, 2007 at 21:53

kurenai-is-me
Quote by oshiomah_uchiha
and im rick james.
what?
on October 28, 2007 at 21:53

oshiomah_uchiha
I think he looks like a total girl. He even has purple lipstick on.
on October 28, 2007 at 21:54

Saku-Sasku
i saw the episode but not that part of it sadly cause it was raining and the signal left
on October 28, 2007 at 21:54

oshiomah_uchiha
i saw the episode me and saito talked about it yesterday.
on October 28, 2007 at 21:54

kurenai-is-me
Quote by oshiomah_uchiha
who thinks sasuke level 2 curse mark looks cool.
yup!!
on October 28, 2007 at 21:55

Saito-Sasori
Quote by Saku-Sasku
really who and what did you do?
ungh :embarressed
on October 28, 2007 at 21:55

kurenai-is-me
i saw and taped the episodes! ive whatched them 18 times since yesterday.
on October 28, 2007 at 21:56

Saku-Sasku
Quote by Saku-Sasku
really who and what did you do?
what do you mean ungh :embarressed you can trust me you tell me and i tell you
on October 28, 2007 at 21:56

oshiomah_uchiha
Quote by kurenai-is-me
yup!!
i agree to what i said to what you agreed to. he does look like a girl.
on October 28, 2007 at 21:56

Saito-Sasori
Quote by Saku-Sasku
really who and what did you do?
ihavnt rell said anything yet but i should
on October 28, 2007 at 21:56

kurenai-is-me
sooooo...hows everyone doin'?
on October 28, 2007 at 21:56

Saku-Sasku
hey there kurenai-is-me where do you live
on October 28, 2007 at 21:57

oshiomah_uchiha
whait saito can i be vice presidint i wanna be vice president.
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