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A (Second Raikage) in Naruto


A was the Second Raikage of Kumogakure. He was also known as the Nidaime Raikage (literally, Second Lightning Shadow). He put a lot of effort into establishing harmony with the other secret communities throughout his rule.


All about A (Second Raikage)


NameA
AliasSecond Raikage, Nidaime Raikage
First Appearance in AnimeNaruto Shippūden Episode 269
SexMale
StatusDeceased
AffiliationKumogakure


A’s Background


A was a longtime bodyguard to the First Raikage before he became the Second Raikage. He went with him to the first Five Kage Summit when he was serving. He stood behind the First and carefully observed the events as they took place.



He was appointed Second Raikage after years of hard work and lengthy service. During his rule, A entered Kumogakure into a formal alliance with Konohagakure; however, the Gold and Silver Brothers, who were preparing to launch a coup d’état, ambushed him and the Second Hokage during the ceremony. A’s fate is unknown, but the Hokage is said to have narrowly escaped with his life. Overall, A’s activities greatly aided Kumogakure in establishing peace.



A reappeared during the conclusion of the Fourth Shinobi World War when Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki summoned him along with other deceased Kage from the Pure Land to help him and the Hokage call Team 7, the tailed beasts, and Madara Uchiha from Kaguya’s realm. Later, the souls of the other Kage and he were transferred back to the Pure Land.


A’s Personality


A inherited the strong will of his predecessor to protect Kumogakure. He was also known to be friendly and intelligent, as seen by his well-versed knowledge in politics.


A’s Appearance



A had a dark complexion, a flat and broad nose, and dark eyes with marks underneath. His black shoulder-length hair was styled in an odd way, and he also sported a goatee-shaped stylized beard. Just below his eyes, he also possessed curved-inside sideburns. He was dressed in the Kumo-nin uniform, which consisted of a high-collared shirt with mesh armor underneath and a white forehead protector. Over all this, he was dressed in a somewhat modified version of Kumogakure’s current flak jacket, which appeared to be embellished with medals of some sort. He also wore metal armor that resembled samurai armor and covered his right shoulder. He also had a rectangular, gold-colored mark on his nose.


Before becoming the Second Raikage, he wore a long-sleeved dark shirt that could be opened to expose a mesh-armor shirt underneath, coupled with dark-colored leggings, a simple headband, and a scarf that hung around his neck.


A’s Abilities


Not much of A’s skills have been revealed, but the fact that he was chosen to be the Second Raikage suggests he was unquestionably a skilled shinobi. His abilities were such that, even before becoming a Kage, he was chosen to serve as his predecessor’s guard, for which he became well known. He was also said to be knowledgeable about political matters, which suggests that he was intelligent.


FAQs


Q. Why is every Raikage named A?

A. Throughout the history of Kumogakure, the first four Raikage each had a given name A, which is a coincidence. Each A had a tag team partner named “B”, who was responsible for defending the Raikage and bringing out the Raikage’s full power.


Q. What was A’s (Second Raikage) full name?

A. A’s other name hasn’t been known. He was known as the Nidaime Raikage (Second Lightning Shadow).


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