Kitane was a member of the Twelve Guardian Ninja and thus he was also friends with Asuma Sarutobi. He was known to be the strongest Ninja in the Land of Fire with his abilities considered to be exceptional and excellent.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #66|
|Voice Actors||Akio Kato(Japanese Dub), Lex Lang(English Dub)|
|Village||Konohagakure (Village of the Hidden Leaf)|
He was a part of the Twelve Guardian Ninja. When six of its members were trying to form a coup d'etat, he alongside with Asuma, Chiriku, Nauma, Tou and Seito fought against them.
When his, Nauma, Tou and Seito's corpses were stolen and they were revived by lightning, they were approached by Asuma who had figured out what the robbers had planned. Kitane is the only one who could think properly and told Asuma that he couldn't go against his summoner's orders and had to attack him. They fought but Asuma killed him before he could use Limelight.
Kitane was quite careful and he didn't act unless and until he had thought about the procedure well. He would calculate every possible step of the battle.
Kitane had brown hair with black eyes and wore a black vest jacket which was kept unzipped over a long sleeve blue shirt. He also wore the Twelve Guardian waist cloth around his waist. He also carries around his staff.
Kitane's fighting style revolved around the combination of taijutsu and his element through a weapon. He was skilled in bojutsu and used a three-parted metal staff that he used for his lightning-based attacks. He could be on par with Asuma.
Along with Nauma, Tou and Seito, he was also known as the greatest lightning chakra master of their time. He could send lightning through the ground by striking his staff to the ground. When he separated his staff into three pieces he could use Lightning Release: Thunder Binding to make a barrier he could also use Limelight and destroy everything that was in his vicinity.
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