Sarutobi clan is one of the prominent clans of the Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf Village). Its origin is not definite but the members of this clan managed to build its reputation over the passing years. Their members were known for their exceptional strength and were also respected for promoting amity and harmony.
Sarutobi Clan’s History
Sarutobi Clan members established themselves in what is known as Sarutobi Estate in the village. Their existence came to highlight when many of their members started to hold high positions in the authority of the village. They also changed the process of selection of an heir to lead the clan.
Earlier the oldest son or brother or the oldest man in the family was selected as the leader as per the rule but later the clan decided to choose their leader based on the competence of the possible heirs. They used to hold a competition between the eligible nominees which includes two events followed by conditioning and training, and the most competent was chosen as the leader of their clan to head the Sarutobi Estate.
Later the Sarutobi members also encouraged and supported their leader to be proposed and appointed as the new Hokage of the village. Many other members were also designated to high official positions including the membership of Twelve Guardian Ninja. The clan also supported and promoted unity and peace in the village by joining hands with Senju and Uchiha collaboration. Sarutobi also started the tradition of giving special earrings to the Ino-Shika-Chō trio that is Akimichi, Nara, and Yamanaka trio during their time of swearing oaths to proselytize peace.
Sarutobi Clan Members
- Hiruzen Sarutobi(Third Hokage)
- Asuma Sarutobi(Member of Twelve Guardian Ninja)
- Konohamaru Sarutobi
- Biwako Sarutobi
- Sasuke Sarutobi
- Seikaku Sarutobi
- Sarigetsu Sarutobi
Sarutobi Clan Abilities
The Sarutobi Clan members are known for their strong willpower. They have the capability to learn many skills and techniques deftly. For that matter, Hiruzen Sarutobi earned the name of “God of Shinobi”.
Hiden means secret tradition or secret technique that is passed down through generations among the particular clans. These are the secret skills that are taught to the clan members only and are not open to others. That’s why Hiden are generally enlightened to the learners only orally so as to ensure the confidentiality of the techniques. Sarutobi had the special ability to inherit Hiden from their former generation.
Ninjutsu is the combination of various Ninja techniques including the usage of weapons. It is the most influential Jutsu among the three main Jutsu categories which include genjutsu and Taijutsu as the other two. Sarutobi uses skillfully fine hand seals and chakra systems to perform Ninjutsu on their targets.
Fire release or fire style is a kind of nature transformation that includes one of the five basic elements. Sarutobi has the ability to create fire streams or fireballs by kneading their chakra into flames. They use their hand seals to form various kinds of weapons using fire like swords, ash clouds or a shield to use during battles.