Kimimaro (君麻呂, Kimimaro) was a member of the Kaguya clan and the fifth member and leader of the then-named Sound Five (音隠れの忍五人衆, Otogakure no Shinobi Gonin Shū, Literally meaning: Hidden Sound Shinobi Five People), and a loyal follower of Orochimaru. After he fell ill, the group was renamed the "Sound Four".
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-C | At least 7-C
Classification: Human, Ninja, Leader of Sound Five, Kekkei Genkai Shinobi, Cursed Seal user, Edo Tensei Zombie
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Adept/Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Weapon Expert (Can use various weapons made from his bones), Bone Manipulation and Regeneration, Transformation and Statistics Amplification (Via the Cursed Seal), Immense Willpower, Can adhere to walls or walk on water | Nigh-unlimited Chakra, Regeneration (High-Mid, likely Mid-High scaling from Deidara), and Immortality (Types 3 and 7)
Attack Potency: Town level (Effortlessly held back Naruto and his clones under Kurama's influence. Broke out of Gaara's Sand Coffin with some effort, and pierced through his sand. Could keep Jugo in check without much effort. Is said to be stronger than the rest of the Sound Four combined) | At least Town level (Considerably stronger than before), higher with Sawarabi no Mai
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman, likely Class G (Can tear through Gaara’s Sand Coffin)
Striking Strength: Town Class | At least Town Class
Durability: Town level (Survived being crushed under immense sand pressure) | At least Town level (Regeneration makes him extremely hard to kill as an Edo)
Stamina: Extremely high (Even near death, he battled Naruto, Rock Lee, and Gaara, all three one after the other without collapsing) | Nigh unlimited
Range: Standard melee range, several dozen meters with attacks.
Standard Equipment: Various weapons made from his bones
Intelligence: Skilled martial artist
Weakness: Kimimaro has a fatal illness, and is somewhat easily provoked.
- Cursed Seal of Earth: This is one of the strongest of Orochimaru's cursed seals, the other being its counterpart: the Cursed Seal of Heaven. It consists of three slightly curved lines, which spread in a rip-like pattern. The seal is located on the upper portion of Kimimaro's chest over his manubrium. When the first level is activated, the seal expands and lines spread all over Kimimaro's body in contorting and parallel lines. When the second level of the seal is active, Kimimaro takes on a dinosaur-like appearance complete with a tail. Several large bones also protrude from his darkened skin. Like all cursed seals, Kimimaro receives increased chakra levels, physical capabilities, and his ninjutsu skills become more effective when the seal is active. When in his Level 2 form, Kimimaro's appearance was similar to that of a dinosaur, with dark grey skin, six large bone spines protruding out of his back, and a long bone-spiked tail. Kimimaro had great enough skill with the Cursed Seal that he could do a partial transformation.
- Shikotsumyaku: An ability which allows Kimimaro to manipulate his own skeletal structure as a means of combat. Specifically, it allows him to combine his chakra with calcium, making his bones flexible. This ability gave him absolute control over the concentration of calcium within his bones, allowing him to control the density or malleability of them. Kimimaro also stated that his bones were stronger than steel. He used this ability to wield his bones as weapons in battle, and could use them in the form of taijutsu attacks (which he called dances) to give him a variety of abilities, as well as grant him a near-invincible defence.
- Tenshi Sendan(Ten-Digit Drilling Bullets): Kimimaro fires bones from the tips of his fingers like bullets.
- Tessenka no Mai (Dance of the Clematis): Kimimaro pulls out his own spinal column to use as a flexible spiked staff and regrows a new spine to replace the removed one. Kimimaro will trap his opponent in his spinal column and then encase his other arm in a large bone lance and pierce them with it.
- Sawarabi no Mai (Dance of the Seedling Fern): Kimimaro causes a giant forest of bone spikes to burst from the ground. He is able to merge with the bones to create a surprise attack. This technique has an AoE of city block level or higher.
Key: Base / CS1 | CS2 / Edo Tensei
Note: Most of his feats were done in a near-death state, so he should be much stronger in his prime.