|“||My goal is to become a great ninja without using Ninjutsu!!||”|
|Manga Debut||The Ninja Rock Lee|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
Rock Lee (ロック・リー Rokku Rī) is the main protagonist of the series. He is a member of Team Guy.
Rock Lee has rounded, black eyes and bears considerably thick eyebrows which earns him a variety of nicknames such as "centipede eyebrows". His hair is styled in a bowl-cut fashion.
Lee's typical attire consists of a green jumpsuit, orange leg warmers, and a red forehead protector used as a belt.
Rock Lee is an enthusiastic and gutsy ninja that unforturnately cannot utilize ninjutsu or genjutsu so he solely works on improving his taijutsu, in which only requires physical exertion.
In addition, Lee harbors a tremendous respect for his mentor, Might Guy. He goes through great lengths simply for Guy to acknowledge him, as shown when he attempted to perform a variety of ninjutsu with the collaboration of Neji Hyuga and Tenten.
Lee stops a ninja from another village threatening to tear Konohagakure apart, by using his Leaf Crap Shoot technique to overwhelm the enemy. When another person questions the legitimacy of the ninjutsu, Lee declares that he cannot utilize ninjutsu at all, but makes up for it by using his taijutsu training. He reveals his goal to become a great ninja even without ninjutsu and be acknowledge by their leader, Might Guy.
During his defense training with his teammates, Neji Hyuga and Tenten, Lee attempts to mimic Neji and perform the ninjutsu, Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven, but fails. Later, he tries to execute the ninjutsu, Summon Technique, by using Neji as a turtle. Additionally, Lee runs very fast, effectively creating a mirage, so it would seem like he had successfully performed the Shadow Clone Jutsu. Finally, he finishes with the Harem Jutsu, where he merely puts on a bikini.
Guy asks Lee why is going through such great lengths to perform ninjutsu, and Lee tells him that he did this so that Guy can acknowledge him as a true ninja. Hearing this, Guy hits Lee for doing so, as he is satisfied with the current Lee, who can only use taijutsu, asserting that he can become a prodigious ninja nonetheless.
Lee and Guy then work together, using the Leaf Super Huge Great Whirlwind technique, to defeat their opponents. In the end, Guy reveals that the only Jutsu he approves of was the Harem Jutsu, and he and Lee dress in bikinis, much to Tenten's dismay. Neji is shown mortified by his turtle outfit when others look at him.
Lee is a Shinobi who is only proficient in Taijutsu, with no skill at all for Ninjutsu.
- Drunken Fist
- Eight Gates
- Elimination By Depantsification
- Jet Lee
- Morning Chicken
- Morning Gorilla
- Leaf Crap Shoot
- Leaf Super Huge Great Whirlwind
- Leaf Un, Deux, Trois
- Morning Coffee
- One Thousand Years of Death
- Raining Nosebleed
- Six Trigrams Sixty Four Headbutts
- Three Thousand Years of Death
- Desert Coffin
- Fire Fork Ball
- Fire Release: Matchmaking
- Harem Jutsu
- Sexy Jutsu
- Sweat Drizzle
- Wind Release: Leaf Revolution