Tobirama Senju, the 2nd Hokage was the younger brother of Hashirama Senju. He created most of the jutsus and rules and regulations to be followed.
Here are 10 facts about Tobirama Senju that you should know:
1) The meaning of Tobirama Senju’s name:
The Japanese word ‘Tobirama’ literally means the spaces between two doors. Though Hashirama was the one who created the first Ninja Village, Konohagakure with Deep Forest Emergence, Tobirama created all the necessary institution and infrastructures of the village. So, in a sense, he opened or rather created a door through the village to the academic institutions and police force.
2) His favorite food:
Tobirama’s favorite foods were the fresh fish. He liked to catch the fish from the clean rivers of Konoha. Well, he was a water style user. So he could possibly catch as many fish as he could with the help of water style jutsus.
3) Tobirama created most Jutsus in Naruto:
Tobirama Senju was the one who created the shadow clone technique and the Flying Raijin alongside with numerous other techniques. Though, Hashirama was the leader of the village and the one who created it. However, Tobirama was the one who built most of the infrastructures.
It was so successful that later the other villages started doing the same. So, yeah thanks to the 2nd Hokage, because of him we got an intense Chunin Exam Arc.
4) He was a Sensory type ninja:
Tobirama was a sensory ninja. That is why he could detect enemy presence from a great distance. Do you remember, when Orochimaru reanimated him in the 4th Great Ninja War? He detected Madara’s chakra from a great distance. It was because he was a sensory ninja himself.
5) Tobirama’s birthdate:
Tobirama’s birthday is 19th February. His blood group was A.
6) Tobirama Senju created the Konoha Military Police Force:
2nd Hokage was the one who created the Military Police Force of Konoha. He also created the Anbu Black Ops and the Ninja Academy.
7) Tobirama trained Hiruzen:
He was the master of the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi. Later, Hiruzen trained Jiraiya and Jiraiya trained Minato, and then Minato trained Kakashi and Kakashi trained Naruto and Naruto trained Konohamaru who will be the next Hokage approximately.
Tobirama also trained Danzo Shimura, who was Hiruzen Sarutobi’s (3rd Hokage) classmate and friend.
8) Tobirama’s 2 students are still alive:
Tobirama trained a lot of ninjas. Among them, only 2 students are still alive. They are known as the village elders throughout the series. One of them is Homura Mitokado, and the other one is Koharu Utatane.
9) Selection of the village leader:
When deciding the fact that who will be the village leader, Tobirama forced his elder brother Hashirama Senju to take a democratic process. And as a result, people chose Hashirama as their leader. Even among the Uchiha clan, they trusted Hashirama over Madara Uchiha.
10) Kagami Uchiha was his student:
Kagami Uchiha, the only Uchiha whom Danzo trusted, was in the Team Tobirama. He was well known for his pure heart and later often idolized by Shisui Uchiha.
Some common Questions about Tobirama
Could 2nd Hokage Tobirama Senju use Sage Mode?
No, Tobirama did not have sage mode. He could not use the sage mode. His elder brother Hashirama was a Sage Though.
Tobirama was one of the strongest shinobi ever lived. He was the fastest man at his era. Even Madara himself praised Tobirama. If he could use Sage Mode it would be OP as AF.
What are the strongest Jutsu created by Tobirama Senju?
a) Edo Tensei or Reanimation Jutsu:
Edo Tensei is a forbidden technique created by Tobirama. The 2nd Hokage created this technique who knows what reason for. But this Jutsu surely created a lot of problems in the later generations.
b) Flying Raijin or Flying Thunder God:
Flying Raijin Jutsu is one hell of a jutsu. You can teleport to literally anywhere you want within mere seconds as long as there is a marker of this jutsu. This grants the user of this jutsu to travel an immense amount of distance in no time.
c) Kage Bunshin or Shadow Clone Jutsu:
The technique of cloning yourself and distribute your chakra to do your important jobs simultaneously. Though we have seen in every single fight of Naruto Uzumaki who wasted immense amount of chakra on this jutsu, there are other people who used it in a better way too. For example, Jiraiya, Minato, Hiruzen.
Does Tobirama hate Uchiha?
Not exactly, Tobirama didn’t hate the Uchiha Clan. He knew the cursed fate of the Uchiha. When Orochimaru summoned all the previous Hokages, Tobirama described the fact in details.
The Uchiha members knew the love deeper than the other clan members. Yet at the same time, because of the immense love, there was also the pain and eventually hatred. The more hatred they grew the more power they got. So, it was a cruel and cursed fate that they had.
As a realistic an fast action-oriented person, Tobirama handled them with caution. So, most of the time people misunderstand his standpoint.
Did Tobirama kill Madara’s brother Izuna?
In a battle against Senju and Uchiha, Tobirama was fighting Izuna while his elder brother Hashirama was fighting against Madara Uchiha. As Tobirama was able to teleport using his Flying Raijin Jutsu, he was able to deceive Izuna’s Sharingan and slice through him.
Izuna was mortally injured in that attack, but he was not killed. Later as he died, Madara took his little brother Izuna’s eyes and awakened the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan.
How did Tobirama die?
During the first Shinobi war, Tobirama sacrificed himself in order to save his team and buy time. He went against 20 S-class Hidden Cloud ninja and 2 let’s say semi jinchuriki of 9 tails.
People severely underestimate the situation as they don’t understand the situation. S-class Shinobi/Ninja means they were equal to the Akatsuki members. So, it would make at least 20/10=2 full fledge Akatsuki Team. And two semi 9 Tails Jinchuriki. All of them against 1. Can you imagine that?
On top of that, the 2nd Hokage was buying time in order to his team completing the mission. So, it’s understandable why and how he was killed in that battle against the Kumogakure Shinobi.
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