Shino Aburame is a character from Naruto who has a fascination with bugs; most of his spare time is spent watching bugs and he often makes analogies to bugs when talking. In addition to liking bugs, Shino is characterized by his emotionless, solitary, and collected way of doing things. He speaks very bluntly and never allows emotion to interfere with his judgment, sometimes offending people in doing so. Despite his odd personality and occasionally arguing with Kiba, Shino has a very strong sense of connection with his teammates and allies.
In battle, Shino is able to take great use of his intelligence, being able to use his analytical and observational skills to make shrewd judgments with pinpoint reasoning. As a member of the Aburame clan, Shino was infused at birth with a special breed of insects that feed on chakra. In return for becoming a living hive, the insects attack opponents, usually while he distracts them, and carry out other tasks as he commands. Shino has found a number of uses for these bugs, and as such has devised a number of jutsu that utilize them for varying purposes, such as creating copies of himself or using bugs for defensive purposes
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 8-C | 8-B physically. 8-A with Insects | 8-B physically. 8-A with Insects
Name: Shino Aburame
Age: 12-13 in Part I, 16-17 in Part 2, 32 in the Boruto Movie
Classification: Human Ninja
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Martial Arts, Earth Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Weapon Mastery, Chakra Manipulation, Summoning, Energy Absorption, Shapeshifting (Can transform into animate and inanimate objects), Insect Manipulation (Can manipulate insects that feed on chakra), Duplication (Can transform a concentrated group of insects to a clone of himself), can replace himself with inanimate objects to avoid damage, his male insects give off a scent that is detectable by male insects, making them useful for tracking a target, Speed Enhancement with Shunshin, Can adhere to walls or walk on water.
Attack Potency: Large Building level (Was comparable to Shikamaru Nara at the time.) | City Block level physically (Has surpassed his Chunin Exams form, which scaled to Shikamaru. He focuses less on physical attacks preferring to rely on his kikaichū's energy absorption abilities, although as Chunnin, should at least scale to Part 1 Genin). Multi-City Block level with Insects (Capable of harming Juubi Spawns, before they expand inside and absorb their chakra) | City Block level physically (As a Jonin, he should be at least this powerful). Multi-City Block level with Insects (Much more powerful than before and was stated by Naruto Uzumaki to be on the level of a Jonin, and as such, should be stronger than the likes of Jirobo)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Large Building level | City Block level, Multi-City Block level with Insects | City Block level, Multi-City Block level with Insects
Range: Standard melee range, a dozen meters with attacks.
Standard Equipment: Destruction bugs, standard ninja tools
Intelligence: Skilled in combat, great strategist
Weaknesses: Insect manipulation is his only offense and defense.
- Kikaichū no Jutsu (Parasitic Destruction Insects): Secret technique of the Aburame clan. The user's body is host to thousands of small, beetle-like incests known as kikaichū. By feeding them chakra, the user can manipulate them in small or large numbers to attack the target and drain their chakra. The insects are versatile and can be manipulated in swarms for both offense and defense.
- Mushi Bunshin no Jutsu: Hundreds or possibly thousands of insects are gathered in one location and transformed into a clone that can be used as a decoy.
- Mushidama: Surrounds the target with a sphere of thousands of insects which engulfs the target's body and drains their chakra.
- Kidaichū Mushiku: Shino punches a target and on contact, he controls his insects to burrow into the target's body where they consume its flesh and chakra. As a result, the insects grow and multiply in size until the victim's body is eaten and destroyed.
Key: Pre-Timeskip | Post-Timeskip | Adult/New Era
Note: Not to be confused with the character of the same name from Izuna.