Aoba Yamashiro (山城アオバ, Yamashiro Aoba) is a tokubetsu jōnin of Konohagakure.
- Birthdate: September 3
- Sex: Male
- Age: Part I: 30 – Part II: 34
- Height: Part I: 178 cm
- Weight: Part I: 66 kg
- Blood type: O
- Affiliation: Konohagakure – Allied Shinobi Forces
- Team: Twenty Platoons – Intelligence Division
Background Aoba Yamashiro
During his youth, Aoba was present at the Academy entrance ceremony when Obito Uchiha arrived late. He presumably partook in the Chūnin Exams, and later Kakashi Hatake’s secret celebration for his jōnin promotion years later.
Aoba Yamashiro Personality
Aoba has a somewhat laid-back and jovial personality most of the time, often joking with others around him. He is also prone to panicking at times, but when the situation calls for it he is decisive, calm, and collected.
Aoba is also mentioned to be an honour student as well as an inside benkei, which is a haughty and boastful person in private, while having a more reserved demeanour in public.
He is always wearing his sun glasses which help him to maintain his cool demeanour. He is willing to put himself in danger to help his comrades.
Appearance Aoba Yamashiro
Aoba has dark, spiky hair and is always seen wearing red framed sunglasses which obscures his eyes. He wears the standard Konoha shinobi outfit complete with flak jacket and forehead protector, the latter of which is worn slightly tilted to the left.
As a child, Aoba wore his signature glasses along with a black shirt, with an orange, gear-like design around the collar.
Abilities Aoba Yamashiro
As a Tokubetsu Jōnin, Aoba is a very capable ninja. He has demonstrated knowledge and aptitude in a wide cross-area of techniques which he uses with great proficiency in whatever the given situation may be. Aoba was also stated to poses a genius-level intuition which has served him well.
He has shown the ability to utilise a hiden technique to send his chakra through a medium to be used as a paralysing agent on his foe.
In the anime, during the Konoha Crush, it is shown that he is capable in the nature of Fire Release as demonstrated with his use of the Fire Release: Fire Dragon Bullet against the invading Oto and Suna shinobi.
Though by his own admission, not as yet skilled as veterans with its use, Aoba possesses remarkable intel obtaining skills. He is also able to delve into a person’s mind.
In the anime, it was revealed that he can read a person’s mind even while not making physical contact with the target, once that thought or feeling is strong enough.
Aoba’s favourite technique is the Scattering Thousand Crows Technique which involves manifesting a number of crows which he can command with hand gestures.
The crows are primarily used to swarm the enemy, hindering their view and seem to be dispelled in a puff of smoke like shadow clones when struck but can also be used for scouting and offensive attacks. These can be used tactically as seen when he used them to disguise Raidō Namiashi’s movements.
He has shown to have some skill in genjutsu, able to dispel the genjutsu Kabuto Yakushi cast on everyone in the arena. While fighting Kakuzu, it was shown that he is adept at taijutsu, able to hold his own against the Akatsuki member while his team-mates retreated to safety.