|“||My goal is to become a great ninja without using Ninjutsu!!||”|
| Bring To Tears|
Dynamic Marking Tornado
Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Headbutts
Eyebrow Imitation Technique
Fire Fork Ball
Fire Release: Matchmaking
Harem Technique (Lee's)
Leaf Crap Shoot
Leaf Super Huge Great Whirlwind
Leaf Un, Deux, Trois
Lightning Release: Carpet Pad Static Electricity
One Thousand Years of Death
Sexy Technique (Lee's)
Three Sexy Sisters Technique
Three Thousand Years of Death
Wind Release: Leaf Revolution
|Manga Debut||The Ninja Rock Lee|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
Rock Lee is a chūnin-level shinobi who can't use ninjutsu or genjustu. As a result, he has been mocked by his peers since his time at the academy, though Might Guy took a special interest in him. When he graduated the academy, he joined Neji and Tenten as a member of Team Guy.
During his time as a genin, Lee along with his teammates, took the chūnin exams. In the preliminaries of the chūnin exams, Lee was matched up against the once cold heartless Gaara. Lee met his defeat after Gaara crushed his left arm and leg. This incident almost lowered his chance to continue on as a ninja. However, Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, healed his wounds, making him continue on his dream.
Rock Lee has rounded, black eyes with promenent lashes and bears considerably thick eyebrows which earns him a variety of nicknames such as "Centipede Brows" (ゲジマユ, Gejimayu; English TV "Bushy Brows"). His hair is styled in a bowl-cut fashion like Guy's. He wears white bandages on his arms which are also used in some of his jutsu. Lee's typical attire consists of a green jumpsuit, orange leg warmers, a standard Konoha flak jacket and a red forehead protector which he wears as a belt underneath it.
When Lee first joined Team Guy, Lee had shorter hair than before that curved upwards in the back, he maintained a Chinese appearance, since he wore a robe and a martial arts belt around his waist. After joining Might Guy's team, his appearance changed considerably to emulate his idol and sensei.
After training under Might Guy, Lee cut his hair and styled into a bowl-cut style like Guy, and he still wears the same attire. The only difference is the absence of the flak jacket.
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 is a shinobi who is only proficient in taijutsu, with no skill at all for ninjutsu, which is why he is infamously known as The Ninja Who Can't Use Ninjutsu (忍術の使えない忍者, Ninjutsu no Tsukaenai Ninja).
Due to his training with Might Guy, Lee is highly skilled with taijutsu. He was able to easily defeat an opponent with a single kick. He is also able to make out any technique he sees and make it his own as shown when he saw Might Guy's Morning Peacock and created Morning Gorilla or Morning Chicken. Lee has also shown physical strength and endurance as seen when he is climbing a building with three huge boulders strapped to his back.
Despite not being able to use ninjutsu, Lee tries to create his own ninjutsu by using his taijutsu by imitating others or create his own.
Fake Nature Transformation
Lee has also shown to imitate nature transformations. By using materials or his taijutsu he is able to generate his own nature. He is able to create wind by spinning rapidly fast, create fire by using a match, create lightning by rubbing a carpet around himself to create electricty, and create water urinating.
Through Guy's teachings, Lee has learned how to open at least the first five of the eight chakra gates. By opening five chakra gates, Lee's speed and strength boost. He was able to overwhelm Might Guy despite opening the sixth gate.
Lee has a very low tolerance for alcohol, which gave him a natural predisposition for the Drunken Fist style. When he drinks or even smells the fumes of alcohol, he becomes an unpredictable and near unstoppable force of destruction and chaos. Guy explained that, after Lee accidentally drank a small amount of sake, he demolished an entire bar they were in. Lee's usage of this style gives him considerably greater speed and dexterity, allowing Lee to strike and effectively dodge from various positions.
In episode 5, it was shown that Lee can also go into this style of fighting by getting dizzy.
Lee is also highly skilled in weaponry. His personal weapon of choice is the nunchaku, and from what has been shown he uses them with great speed indicating his proficiency.