As Orochimaru delivered promising results to aid Sasuke in his own investigations, Shikamaru voiced his still limited trust in Orochimaru, reminding him to stay in disguise while roaming the village, which the Sannin nonchalantly disregarded as obvious. As they near the First Division's location, Shikaku contacts Shikamaru, Chōji, and Ino and tells them about the first threat they'll need to deal with: Kinkaku, who possesses some of the Nine-Tails' chakra. Main articles: Konoha Shinden (novel) and Konoha Shinden (anime) In Part I, Temari's outfit consists of a single light purple-coloured, off-the-shoulders garment that extended to halfway down her thighs, with a scarlet sash tied around her waist. Log In. Temari points out some target-throwing booths where numerous couples are trying to win prizes. Later, it was decided to test new surveillance equipment designed to follow their location. The teamwork they demonstrate reminds Shikamaru of their mission to apprehend Baji. Naruto in fact takes too much time training his son, Boruto, in a game of hide-and-seek, so Shikamaru captures Boruto with his shadow so that Naruto can get back to work.  Shikamaru is later part of a force sent to Tonika Village to provide backup to Team 7.. When the Ryūha Armament Alliance hijacks the Tobishachimaru in order to ransom the release of their leader, Garyō, from the Blood Prison, Tsunade contacts Shikamaru to discuss their options. They also learned that there were in fact civilians who sympathised with Kara and its goals. Afterwards, Shikamaru met with Hinoko and Rō to organise them to infiltrate Iwagakure to see if there is something going on in the village to explain Kurotsuchi's attempt at disturbing the peace. When the Fourth Shinobi World War against Akatsuki looms, Shikamaru is called to a council of Konoha's tacticians to discuss strategies for the coming war and any preparations that will need to be made. He had a high position inside Konoha, being both the Jonin-commander and a member of the Clan-council. Shikamaru also showed the same lack of enthusiasm for the tests he was given and he couldn't be bothered to actually answer the questions, therefore leading to his poor grades. Background. His broken finger is healed and Shikamaru is informed of the dire conditions the rest of his team has been left in. Create New Account. The Sand Siblings and the Raikage's group followed him back to the Summit hall. Her defeat activates Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover, separating the Recovery Team's souls from their bodies and trapping them within a barrier where they must fight the Sound Four until their real bodies eventually die. They attack him and he's forced to counter, but he gives pointers about how to avoid his attacks and ultimately defeat him. The investigation later discovered the perpetrator's actions were leaving its victims severely drained of their chakra to the point of being hospitalised. , In the anime, growing up as a relative to the Fourth Kazekage and Gaara, Temari had a hard time making friends as everyone was always intimidated by her lineage. Shikamaru is frustrated that he'll need to do additional work if he's to win the tournament. While he does so, Temari and Kankurō help some samurai that have been hit by Sasuke's Amaterasu, removing their burning armour. As Shikamaru came to aid, he crossed paths with Mitsuki, who informed him of Boruto rushing to aid Shikadai's sudden leaving of his post. Naruto is saved and life in Konoha returns to normal; in the movie's novelisation, Shikamaru is tasked with organising another Chūnin Exam. Temari meets with Ino and Sakura, and informs them about an incident involving someone with the same chakra as Sasuke. Gaara is given the additional task of informing Kakashi Hatake of their decision.  Despite this precaution on Temari's part, Shikamaru used various tactics to increase the distance his shadow could reach, all the while buying time for the sun to set and give him more shadows to work with. For Team 10's contribution, they use the Human Bullet Yo-Yo, wherein Shikamaru uses his shadow to grab Chōji and swing him through the Ten-Tails' forces that Ino senses for him. Later, as the elder sister of Fifth Kazekage, Temari was invited to join Gaara at the Wind Daimyō's banquet. Knowing he worked beside his father, Shikamaru asked if Shikaku really believed Shikamaru and the others could defeat the Ten-Tails with his final plan. After Kinkaku's defeat, Team 10 is immediately confronted by a reincarnated Kakuzu, who is interested in fighting them. Being acquainted with Mirai Sarutobi since his birth, the two developed a sibling-like relationship during their training under his father. Sakura eventually agrees and volunteers to be the one to tell Naruto. Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation. During training, Sai and Shikamaru discussed whether or not they could really trust Kawaki, Shikamaru finding others naive for trusting Kawaki too much. When they arrive, Gaara interrupts the fight between the Raikage and Sasuke so that he can speak with Sasuke. Naruto eventually defeats Pain and, upon his return to Konoha, Shikamaru joins in the celebration of his victory. As the battle ensued, Temari attacked the Third Raikage with the Wind Release: Cast Net technique. When Shikamaru couldn't convince the others to let Chōji join, he left the game and went to his favourite spot to watch clouds. Although he can't actually refute anything Gengo said, Shikamaru states that the shinobi system has Naruto and Temari and that's reason enough for him to defend it. Even though the Chūnin Exams were interrupted and even though he lost his match, Shikamaru's performance was enough to earn him a promotion to chūnin, as the only candidate promoted that exam. Days later, Konohamaru, Moegi, and Udon approached Shikamaru and his friends for help, telling how Naruto and Boruto were battling a dangerous foe. Boruto and Shikadai do indeed fight each other and Boruto is initially declared the winner, but Naruto catches Boruto cheating and forces him to be disqualified. Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation. As their platoon searches the countryside for a lead as to the location of two Akatsuki members that earlier attacked the Fire Temple, Shikamaru questions Asuma on his continuing strange behaviour, specifically that he's stopped smoking. Anticipating the Iwa shinobi to turn hostile, the meeting was strategically held at the borderline of the Land of Wind, knowing that the Fourth Kazekage would oversee the meeting should a battle breakout on his land. Naruto reached out to the Land of Iron and requested an exchange student to take Sumire's spot on Team 15. Naruto tracks down Shikamaru to ask for his help in potentially finding Sasuke again. Shikamaru notices that the damage heals more slowly in one area, and by engaging Jirōbō in conversation Shikamaru confirms that it's the point farthest from him. Just as Temari was about to be killed, Shikamaru and Ino arrived in time to save her. In the aftermath, Shikamaru is confronted by Naruto, who is upset that Shikamaru would put himself in danger without telling him. While preparing for it, the Nara Clan's chief adviser, Enchū Nara was deeply annoyed that Shikamaru, as head of the Nara Clan, would not be joining. He was also given a skill rating in these particular areas. Knowing he had somehow acquired a sample of the First Hokage's cells, Shikamaru decided to use connections in the Land of Valleys to get permission to investigate Victor's company. Shikamaru is often seen chiding his father for being seemingly 'whipped' by his wife, and he would remark on the fact that he'd never allow himself to be held down by a woman in such a way. Ultimately, it was agreed to host the first exam in Konoha and the second exam in Suna. When Temari learned that the winner of the Parent and Child Day eating competition would get unlimited free dumplings from Ankorodō for one year, she forced Shikamaru and Shikadai to compete, wanting the prize for herself. Despite her usual tough demeanour, she has a tendency to show a softer nature around Shikamaru, such as showing sympathy for him after his father scolded him for questioning if he should be a ninja after the Sasuke Uchiha rescue mission failed. They learned that Kashin and Amado were working together and that Kashin intended to kill Jigen. Gengo invites Shikamaru to kill him if he truly believes it's the right thing to do. See more of Shikamaru Nara El Genio de Konoha on Facebook. Presented with food by Temari, Shikimaru apologised for forgetting to eat dinner together the night before, and complimented her food. Special, Naruto Shippūden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Temari?oldid=1376785, Temari was ranked as the 16th most popular character in the sixth and most recent. Shikamaru using his Shadow Sewing Technique to immobilise Hidan. As they head away from the stadium, Pakkun informs them that they're being followed by nine Oto-nin. Main article: Sunagakure Support Mission The man had not even spoken to him about Shikamaru holding back at the Academy and keeping his grades intentionally low, although the young Nara knew that his father knew what game his son was playing.  When he is faced with the potential for conflict or commitment, he responds first by saying, "how troublesome," and then by trying to find some way out of it, either by pretending to be indisposed or even outright saying that he doesn't want to do whatever it is.. When Sora later rampages through the village, Shikamaru tries to restrain him with his shadow, but this fails and he must leave Sora's defeat to Naruto. Temari is a prudent, stoic and blunt individual who is rarely afraid to speak her mind, a trait she would later pass on to her son. Temari and Kankurō are chosen to escort Gaara to the Kage Summit. Once Ino locates Hidan and Kakuzu, Shikamaru launches the first attack, striking at them multiple times until he is able to pin their shadows using Asuma's chakra blades. As Naruto contacted Kurotsuchi about the situation, Shikamaru began wondering why the enemies had such an interest in Mitsuki. Main article: Paradise Life on a Boat She is also just as annoyed whenever he focuses too much on teaching their son shōgi to the point of resorting to violence, as shown when she blasted both him and Shikadai out of the house after they repeatedly ignored her due to being so focused in playing shōgi. She styles her hair back into four pigtails and would also begin to part her hair to the right. Later, as investigations into Kaguya's former activities continued, it was discovered that her creation of the White Zetsu Army was in fact set up as a further precaution for a looming threat. This is ironically exactly what ends up happening in his goal of becoming and. 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