Naruto: Suigetsu Hozuki Explained

Naruto: Suigetsu Hozuki Explained

Naruto: Suigetsu Hozuki Explained

Naruto: Suigetsu Hozuki Explained

Hey guys, welcome back to another blog, and for today’s blog, we are going to be talking about the second member of Team Heavy, Suigetsu Hozuki. So, let’s get to Hozuki, the very capable ninja referred to as the child prodigy in the art of killing.

From the likes of Kisame and is referred to as the reincarnation of Zabuza Momochi, with his signature white hair and light blue/purple eyes and sharp teeth. We were first introduced to Sogetsu in Naruto Shippuden volume 38 chapter 346 and episode 115 in the anime. Originally from the Hidden Mist Village, with Suigetsu’s dream being to gather all of the swords of the seven ninja swordsmen from the Hidden Mist Village.

Originally, Suigetsu, alongside with his older brother Mangetsu, aspired to both become members of the Seven Swordsmen one day. Sogetsu’s older brother succeeded in becoming a member of the Seven Swordsmen. However, soon after, Mangetsu met his demise. Heartbroken over the death of his brother, Suigetsu decided to collect all of the blades instead and to create his own Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, with himself being its new leader.

Suigetsu being captured by the likes of Orochimaru and Kabuto, thus putting his ambitions on hold. We first get a glimpse of Suigetsu during the infamous moment in Orochimaru’s laboratory when Sasuke sliced open Sogetsu’s pod. Friends with Gatsuo from his prison, Sogetsu was standing bear naked with his finger pointed at Sasuke’s head.

And if you haven’t watched my last blog on “Hippie Sasuke,” I strongly advise you to watch the blog and give it a thumbs up. Personality-wise, Suigetsu appears to be very brash, hasty, cocky, and is heavy on the threats and insults.

But somehow, Suigetsu still maintains an air of mystery about him even to this day, with a certain love of killing, with a habit of chopping his victim’s limbs before beheading them, which is a side of Suigetsu’s personality that we honestly never get to see, well, in part due to Sasuke’s demands for Soigetsu not to after joining Team Heavy.

But anyway, with an affinity for water and wind release, being a member of the Hozuki clan, Soigetsu possesses a unique kekkei genkai that allows him to transform his body into essentially water, making him able to use water jutsu without weaving signs and can increase the size of his muscle mass and limbs at will, increasing his physical strength, making him particularly difficult to deal with as he’s essentially made out of water, even being able to merge with already existing bodies of water.

Shout out to the Waterfall Village. However, Suigetsu must keep multiple bottles of water on him, a drawback being he must consistently stay hydrated or he’s basically useless in battle. So, we get to being completely made up of water during Sasuke’s fight with Diedara. Before Deidara blew himself up, Suigetsu was shown using a vial of Sasuke’s blood to use a reverse summoning jutsu to summon Manda from the explosion.

Suigetsu, with his back and forth banter and sarcastic insults with Karin, to even holding his own against Jugo and not being afraid to attack Kisame and even referring to Kisame as “senpai,” it seemed like Kishimoto had plans to thoroughly dive into and explain Suigetsu’s character in depth.

However, Suigetsu suffered a fate that basically every character in Naruto faces when they’re not Naruto, Sasuke, or Kakashi. Your contribution to the show and development gets kicked to the side, which is kind of frustrating because we saw so much of Suigetsu in a small time frame, yet I still feel like I don’t really know anything about him.

Naruto: Suigetsu Hozuki Explained

We know Kisame was his senpai, his ambitions were to collect the seven swords alongside his older brother, and even temporarily hold his own against the Genchiriki Killer B, merging his body with the ocean to hold off against the Eight Tails, and granted, B didn’t take the fight seriously.

There was so much material in the making to really set this character on his own path and develop him further, and even if it was just in a light novel form with him going on his own back to the Hidden Mist Village to find the swords and rebuild the Seven Swordsmen of the Hidden Mist. And after Suigetsu’s fight with Killer B, he’s captured by Daorai during the Hokage summit and is eventually sent to prison.

We then see Team Taka, formerly known as Team Heavy, reunite during the Fourth Great Shinobi War, and unfortunately, Suigetsu doesn’t really do much. You would think since we guess whose brother Mangatsu was revived with the Idol Tenshi that Kabuto used, we’d get to see a moment or a fight or a flashback between Suigetsu and his brother, but no, because of course not.

And we really don’t see anything else, so we get to after the war until the Sasuke shooting Sasuke whatever light novel years after the war, and we’re not really gonna talk about Suigetsu and Boruto on this channel. We don’t talk about that on this channel. This is number two channel.

Anyway, that’s pretty much it, which is unfortunate because Suigetsu had the potential to honestly have his own arc or spin-off or light novel of his own. To be honest, with his backstory and quest to revive the Seven Swordsmen, there could have been a lot of material there to develop his character further and even just milk the show even more.

But anyway, let me know in the comments section,  and I will see you guys in the next blog. Bye.

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