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15 Things You Didn't Know About Kurama

April 14, 2021 730 votes 90 voters 5.1k views15 items

When Naruto Uzumaki was a newborn, the Yang half of Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Fox, was sealed into his body by his father Minato. Since then, he's been living with this powerful beast in his body - and the two of them have had to figure out how to get along. Most of this story is told from Naruto's perspective rather than Kurama's, but there's still a lot to be learned about Kurama along the way. For this list, we'll be giving the Tailed Beast some well-deserved attention by looking at some of the things you didn't know about Kurama. 

Here's one - did you know that in the pilot of Naruto, Kurama was actually Naruto's dad? Here's another: he's so strong that he was able to wipe out five Tailed Beasts on his own, while only using half of his usual strength.

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    Kurama Defeated Five Tailed Beasts At Half Power

    While every Tailed Beast boasts tremendous power, none of them can match Kurama's strength. He makes this clear when he wipes the floor with five of them despite only being at half strength at the time. Konoha clearly kept the most dangerous Beast for themselves. 

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    Mito Uzumaki Was His First Jinchuuriki

    The first jinchuuriki to host Kurama in her body was Mito Uzumaki, Hashirama's wife. Kurama was sealed inside of her after Hashirama took control of him from Madara. She was likely selected for the role both for her trustworthiness and for her abundant chakra. 

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    He Has Two Chakra Natures

    In the manga, Kurama is never seen using any particular type of elemental chakra nature. However, in the anime, he breathes fire and creates twisters using Fire and Wind chakra. 

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    He Probably Altered Naruto's DNA

    Naruto was born with whiskers on his face. These were the result of developing inside of his mother, whose body was suffused with Kurama's chakra. 

    Naruto's children, Boruto and Himawari, inherited these whiskers. But presumably, Hinata gave birth to them, not Naruto. They couldn't have gotten them by being bathed in Tailed Beast chakra. Instead, it seems likely that having Kurama inside of him changed Naruto's DNA in a way that could be passed on to his children. 

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