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Tenten (テンテン, Tenten) is one of the main characters of the series. She is a member of Team Guy.


Tenten aspired to become a legendary kunoichi like Tsunade, but because of her lack of talent with medical ninjutsu, she felt unacknowledged.[1]

Temari defeats Tenten

Tenten defeated by Temari.

During her time as a genin, Tenten took the Chūnin Exams with her team. She was set to battle against Temari, but was put at a great disadvantage. Temari was able to blow away all of her weapons, and Tenten suffered a great loss.[2] After her defeat, Tenten tried to improve on her specialties.[3]


Tenten is depicted as naturally inquisitive and observant, with a personal dream to become a legendary kunoichi like Tsunade.

Tenten's running gag

Tenten whacks Lee and Neji with her fan.

As noted by many characters, Tenten has a habit of making punchlines which is her running gag throughout the series. She will usually whack Lee and Neji with a gigantic paper fan if the two explain or act in complete idiocy. Tenten also seems to dislike puns, as seen when she threatened Sakura's father when he made one.

Despite her teammates insane antics, she cares deeply for them. and often takes up the role of encouraging and consoling them whenever they are depressed. This is indicated when she attempts to inspire an upset Rock Lee who had failed in wooing Sakura Haruno.[4]


  • Tenten's full appearance.
  • Tenten when she was a genin.

Tenten possesses brown eyes and hair, in which she wears in Chinese-style buns on either side of her head. She wears a long-sleeved white blouse with a high collar and red fastener and edges paired with similarly coloured, puffy pants that look like a Hakama, with the exposed parts of her legs near the waist covered in bandages. She wears brown fingerless gloves, with her forehead protector having switched to the same color and her shinobi sandals are black, open-toed sandals with low heels, and the shoes extend to the lower ankles; everything is basically a reference to the Chinese culture.

When she was a genin, Tenten wore a pink sleeveless qipao-style blouse with red sleeve trimmings and yellow fastening buttons as well as dark green pants and standard blue ninja sandals. Her appearance was still a reference to the Chinese culture.


Tenten is proficient in using weapons. She is able to measure the perfect distance for attack or defence between herself and her opponent. Tenten also has some basic knowledge of medical treatment.[5]


Tenten's Must-Win Battle

Tenten using Twin Rising Dragons.

Tenten specializes in weaponry at a long-range attacks. She usually carries her weapons in a single big scroll and a couple of smaller scrolls. Her arsenal is composed mostly of steel projectiles and her favoured method of attack is to swing her scrolls open to release an unspecific number of weapons. For much better accuracy, Tenten can control and guide her weapons to her intended target. She is also capable of sealing and releasing even the most gigantic weapons in battle to cause masses damage to her opponent.


  1. Chapter 6, pages 6 - 7
  2. Chapter 15, page 7
  3. Chapter 15, page 8
  4. Chapter 2, page 11
  5. Chapter 1, page 8