Name: Shino Aburame
Clan: Aburame Clan
Kekkei Genkai: None
Jutsu: Kikaich no Jutsu (Destruction Bug Host Technique), Mushi Bunshin no Jutsu (Bug Clone Technique), Shunshin no Jutsu (Body Flicker Technique)
Other special abilities or worthy info: Uhh.... he's pretty cool haha...
History: Aburame Shino is one of the series’ more mysterious characters. At birth, he entered into a symbiotic relationship with a breed of insect know as the “Kikaichu” or Destruction Bug, as all his clan did. In exchange for feeding on his chakra, the bugs serve multiple purposes for their host. Shino’s clothing covers much of his face, opting for circular black sunglasses to cover his eyes and a high-necked jacket to conceal his lower face. Later, his jacket includes a hood which covers even more of himself and even Naruto has difficulty recognizing him.
Shino was assigned along with Hyuuga Hinata and Inuzaka Kiba to the tutelage of Yuuhi Kurenai. Even to his own team, he remained much of an enigma. His true abilities were first seen in the Chuunin Exam when he faced Zaku. A hole opened up in Shino’s face and to the disgust of most watching, hordes of bugs began to crawl all over his skin. Shino revealed to his opponent that the bugs would eat his chakra, rendering him too weak to move. Trapping Zaku between himself and his army, Shino demanded surrender. When Zaku threatened to attack both of them simultaneously, Shino revealed that he had a hidden surprise, sending his bugs inside Zaku’s weapon to jam it. Because Zaku’s weapons were integrated into his physical arms, they were damaged beyond repair. Shino explains that having a “trump card” or “ace in the hole” is vital in battle.
Because of his victory, Shino advanced to the finals of the exam, slated to face Kankurou. However, when their match was to take place, Kankurou instantly gave in. The reason, it was later revealed, was to prevent anyone seeing his hidden techniques with his puppet, Karasu. Gaara’s instability then caused the premature plan of the combined Sand and Sound invasion. Shino watched as Kankurou and his siblings retreated to help Gaara, following them in secret. As Kankurou prepared to take on Sasuke to slow him down, Shino stepped in and demanded the match he had been deprived of.
Demonstrating some of the Destruction Bugs’ more unusual abilities, Shino used them to make a decoy of himself, while moving close to Kankurou to strike at him. While Shino’s hand-to-hand skills were none too impressive, he had deliberately made a feint to plant a female bug on Kankurou, giving the rest of his bugs a permanent target to chase after. Despite Kankurou managing to catch Shino with a poison gas bomb, Shino forced the stalemate as his bugs tracked Kankurou down and left him paralyzed after eating all his chakra. Shino’s father later appeared and saved his life, injecting him with his own bugs that ate away the poison. Later, Shino would be absent from the mission to rescue Sasuke, on a mission with his father. Over the next few years Shino would again take the Chuunin Exam and finally be promoted to Chuunin.
Upon Naruto's return to the village, Shino was hurt that he was not quickly recognized. Some weeks later, Team 8 under the leadership of Kakashi joined with Team 7 to hunt down Uchiha Itachi in the hopes of finding Sasuke. The team set out and managed to locate Akatsuki member Tobi. Shino tried to use his bugs, but Tobi's ability to phase through matter and transport himself allowed him to avoid harm. When the team eventually tracked down Sasuke's location, they came upon the ruins of Sasuke and Itachi's fight. Both brothers were gone, leaving the teams empty handed, so they returned to Konoha.
Role Playing Sample:
A dragonfly floated lazily in a soft breeze over a small pond, going unnoticed in the world by almost all, except for one set of eyes. One pair of eyes, hidden behind a pair of black goggles, watching it's nearly unmoving course. The youth's face, shadowed already by the high collared coat he wore, was further darkened by the dark delivered by the shadow of the tree to his right. The quite obviously rigid posture of the ninja was simply his most comfortable stance as his eyes moved as little as the dragonfly did, even less so than the leaves overhead.
It was quite enough beside the water that Shino Aburame, also known as the bug ninja, could hear the rapid flutter of the dragonfly's wings, coming so quickly that it would appear to a mere buzzing to any who were not truly concentrating as he was. Without warning, the silence was broken by a sharp croak and the events unfolded within the ninja's mind a mere moment before they happened. A tongue lashed out from under a nearby lillypad and all but suddenly the dragonfly was ripped under the water's surface, it's wings still fluttering as if it had not noticed what was going on. Another croak and all was silent, as silent as before.
Shino knew this was merely the cycle of life, and all things fed into another, but as one of his bugs crawled out from the shade of his coat and across his cheek,, he could not help but wonder where this left him, who was one with his own bugs and just as easily as that bug died, kill the frog. It was a thought he often dwelled on, no matter how much he preferred not to, but everytime his thoughts were left unfocused, usually happening when he was examining bugs, then he would consuder such a cycle and only find his time wasted, finding no answer.
Breaking his eyes from the pond, even though none could see where he was ever looking behind those black goggles, Shino moved from beneath the shadow of the tree and started back towards the thick forest behind him, still imagining himself as such a small bug amongs the sea of trees, wondering when he would meet the frog that would be his death and whether ihe would be that insignificant in the grand scheme of life. This post has been edited by Shino Aburame on Mar 4 2012, 07:52 AM
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