Kisame Hoshigaki is also known as the Monster of the Hidden Mist. He is from Kirigakure and belongs to the Hishigaki clan. After he joined the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, he became an S-rank missing-ninja. He, later on, joined the Akatsuki and was partnered up with Itachi Uchiha.
|Alias||Monster of the Hidden Mist, Tailless Tailed Beast|
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Episode #80|
|Voice Actors||Tomoyuki Dan(Japanese Dub), Michael McConnohie(English Dub)|
|Village||Kirigakure( Village of the Hidden Mist)|
When Kisame was the part of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist he was a guard for the Cypher Division. When they were attacked by Konoha shinobis under Ibiki, Kisame killed everyone in the Cypher Division so that the intel cannot be obtained by Konoha.
When he got to know that his senior was leaking information to the other villages, Kisame killed him and took his sword Samehada for himself. Even though he was praised for his loyalty to Kiri, Kisame came under the impression that the world is only filled with liars.
After that, Kisame was approached by the person who was manipulating Yagura and claiming that he was Madara Uchiha. After he saw the figure’s Sharingan, Kisame told the person to reveal himself to which he agreed. After explaining his objective and the whole Eye of the Moon Plan to Kisame, he was at first quite skeptical about the plan but then agreed to help him.
Kisame became known as the Monster of the Mist and formed a connection with Suigetsu and Mangetsu Hozuki. When he left Kirigakure he took Samehada with him, which led Kirigakure to lose one of its Seven Swords. Kisame eventually joined the Akatsuki and due to him killing people close to him, he was paired with Itachi.
At first, they both were quite hostile to each other but they soon became good partners they went together to recruit Deidara for the Akatsuki together and managed to get him when he lost his battle with Itachi.
Kisame possessed massive chakra reserves. His superhuman chakra level and combining it with Samehada gave him the ‘Tailess Tailed Beast’. He can even absorb chakra. He has immense physical strength and speed. He is also quite skilled in Taijutsu and he even survived B’s Lightning Release: Lariat as well as Guy’s Daytime Tiger.
He is quite a strong swordsman and only uses his brute strength in battle. Even with a normal katana, he was able to kill all his comrades. Kisame can easily heal from injuries and replenish his chakra by fusing it with Samehada. When he fully infuses his chakra with Samehada he starts having shark-like features. In this form, he can sense people’s chakra and absorb it just by touching them.
Kisame has mastered Water Release and can alter the whole battleground with large volumes of water. He can shape his Water Release attacks into sharks. He can even increase his field advantage if he’s fighting on water. He can even use Fire and Wind Release.
Kisame can form a giant prison with the help of water. As he is the center of the dome, he can alter its position and can reflect it in the direction of his movements. As long he pursues his target, they wouldn't be able to escape. If he fuses with Samehada, it grants him to breathe underwater while his enemy is drowning.
The user can create one thousand sharks out of the water which replicate a giant wave to swarm down the opponent. They appear as summoned sharks.
This technique traps a target in a sphere of water. It can be drawn from the surroundings or the users’ mouths. It is so heavy that it restricts the movement of the target and can cause problems with breathing. The person cannot escape very easily. To maintain the prison the user must stay in contact with the sphere and keep an arm submerged in it. It can also be used to store scrolls and trap anyone who tries to steal it.
"I knew that from the first time I had to kill my comrades... Kill a Kiri ninja as a Kiri ninja. What does that make me? Am I a friend or foe? What are my purpose and my position? Where do I go? Where can I go? I'm well aware that my entire life has been one giant lie."
"Sharks start as eggs but incubate and hatch in the womb. Sometimes the number of pups is less than the number of eggs that were fertilized. Do you know why? Cannibalism. The pups start eating each other within the mother's womb the moment they hatch. They start killing their siblings the moment they enter the world, viewing everything they see as nothing more than prey. As of today you and I are fellow members of Akatsuki. So be careful... of me."
"Look, I'm not sure what you're thinking, and given how ruthless you are, it's strange to say this... But from here, it looks like you're crying."
"I take back what I said. You have the brain of an insect, not a beast."
"My massive blade, Samehada, doesn't slice... It shreds to ribbons!"
A. When he returned to Kumogakure, Killer Bee had brought Samehada with him.
A. Yes, Kisame was very loyal to Itachi and cherished him a lot.
A. Kisame is way more powerful than Killer Bee and can defeat him.