|Affiliation||Konohagakure former |
| Crystal Ice Sphere|
Hidden Shadow Snake Hands
|Manga Debut||S-Class Mission|
|Anime Debut||Episode 7|
Orochimaru still maintains his original form – having extremely pale skin with waist-length black hair. He has amber eyes with slits in his pupils and purple markings around his eyes — a reference to his snake-like nature.
Orochimaru's various human experiments took place so as to serve two purposes, most prominent of which was his desire to learn every technique in the world. He was often described as twisted by a large number of people, including Tsunade. Jiraiya speculated that this was due to the fact that both of his parents died when he was at a very young age, and flashbacks shown during his battle with the Third Hokage spoke to this effect.
- In Episode 21, Orochimaru and Kabuto quoted Team Rocket's phrase: "We're Blasting Off Again."