|Occupation||Konoha Sannin former|
|Affiliation||Konohagakure former |
|Manga Debut||S-Class Mission|
|Anime Debut||Episode 7|
Originally, Orochimaru appeared as an extremely pale-skinned human with waist-length black hair. He had amber eyes with slits in his pupils and purple markings around his eyes — a reference to his snake-like nature. Although he has taken on new bodies repeatedly, he has modified them each to resemble his original form, minus the height differences. Though he seems to be able to change at least his face back and forth between his own and the host's — such as when he battled the Third Hokage.
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.
Orochimaru first appears in episode seven of the Anime. In this episode Orochimaru had developed a jutsu that is a sphere to another dimension that summons numerous snakes to destroy the village. He and Kabuto attempt to infiltrate the village disguised as tourists. Team Guy puts Orochimaru and Kabuto through several airport-like security tests. They are about to get in when Neji claims they are hiding something. Orochimaru reveals his true identity believing they had been discovered, when in actuality Neji stopped them for having an uncensored scroll. Orochimaru and Kabuto tried to infiltrate the village again disguised a shinobi from Minegakure looking to train. Lee fights them while they are disguised, and hugs them afterwards. Lee hugs Orochimaru so tightly his dimensional sphere of snakes breaks, causing his plans to be ruined. Later in the episode, Orochimaru writes Lee a fake love letter luring Lee to a mountain top to fight him. Orochimaru nearly defeats Lee until Lee uses his new fighting style, the “sweet talk and sour grapes” fist.
Orochimaru returns in the second half of episode eight of the anime. After winning three million chakra in a game of twister, Orochimaru summons Manda to destroy the village. Tsunade summons Katsuyu, Naruto summons Gama Bunta, and Lee summons Neji in a turtle outfit. Gama Bunta ends up eating Katsuyu and leaving the fight, allowing Naruto and Tsunade to be eaten by Manda. Lee then uses a giant robot version of Guy called “Might Guygatron” which defeats Manda and saves Tsunade and Naruto.
In episode ten of the anime, Orochimaru knocked out Guy who was to proctor an IQ exam for the genin. Orochimaru was planning on setting up traps for the genin, but they show up right after he knocks out Guy. Orochimaru disguises himself as Guy and decides to torture them with his version of the IQ exam. Shikamaru sees through this and reveals it is Orochimaru, whom he defeats with a calculated plan.
In episode fifteen, Orochimaru ruined the pools opening by stealing all of Kakashi’s books so he would be too distracted to fill the pool with his water style jutsu. Orochimaru then opens up his own water park with Manda as the water slide. Lee and his friends try to win discount tickets into the water park by playing Orochimaru’s ridiculous games. Naruto manages to win the tickets. Later in that episode, it is revealed Orochimaru’s water park had become quite successful, and Lee was planning on taking Sakura on a date there. Orochimaru fears Lee would discover that the water slide is Manda and tries to prevent him from trying to ride it, which causes Orochimaru himself to be eaten. It is later seen pouring cold rain at Orochimaru’s park, causing him and kabuto to get a cold.
In episode seventeen, Lee and Tenten get sucked into a parallel dimension where everyone behaves the opposite of themselves. They meet a very friendly Orochimaru and Kabuto as a result. In the second half of the episode, Lee and his friends debat over what they think the plot of the new movie they bought tickets to is going to be. Orochimaru shows up and throws out his idea, which is about an actor who always got small time roles and eventually got fired from the world of acting. He met a girl and the two of them fled when her family objected to them being together. When the man got home, he thought the girl went back home to her family, but she returns with audition papers for him. He knows she went to her father, but she explains that he's never been happier then when he's on stage, so she just did what she felt she had to do. And so the man goes to the audition... and Orochimaru is interupted by Tenten who tells him it's way too long!
In episode eighteen, Orochimaru attempts to ruin the Shinobi Fireworks show with his massive black snake firework. He is about to light it when Lee got Kakashi to stop him. Orochimaru did manage to insult Tenten however by calling her the President of Punchlines, which caused her to be very depressed during the second half of the episode. Lee misinterprets this as Tenten having a cruh on Orochimaru and tells him she likes him. Which causes her to beat him up.
He also appears in Episode 25 when he attaches a bomb to Lee , Neji and Tenten that goes off if: Lee stops training; Neji dresses up; or Tenten makes a punchline. Also, he dresses up as Gaara, but has the wrong symbol on his head. Orochimaru then controls Lee and his palls with the tatoo, but accidentaly reveals his plot in the end.
Orochimaru is one of Konohagakure's strongest shinobi and is hailed as a once-in-a-decade genius.
- Hidden Shadow Snake Hands
- Summoning Technique (Manda)
- Fire Release: Matchmaking
- Crystal Orb Technique
- In Episode 21, Orochimaru and Kabuto quoted Team Rocket's phrase: "We're Blasting Off Again."