At the time of his birth, Naruto became the Nine-Tails jinchūriki. According to Lee, Naruto was a untalented child while in the Academy. Despite this, he was able to graduate with his fellow teammates. He was then teamed up with Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, and team leader Kakashi Hatake. Sometime ago, he also battled Gaara. After the defection of Sasuke, Naruto trained under Jiraiya.
Naruto is loud, energetic, gutsy, and brash. He is also known to end most of his sentences with his trademark catchphrase "Dattebayo!" (だってばよ!) when excited or frustrated; an inherited verbal tic which he shares with his mother, Kushina Uzumaki. He is also shown to be a very picky eater with ramen. Because of this he is a frequent customer at the Ramen Ichiraku. Naruto has a habit of giving people he meets nicknames or without appropriate honourifics, as shown when he calls Rock Lee, "Centipede Eyebrows" (ゲジマユ, Gejimayu; English TV "Bushy Brow"). Prior to his training with Jiraiya, Naruto is rather perverted, as proven when he creates different forms of his Sexy Technique and once tried to sneak a peak in the women's bath when the opportunity presented itself.
Years of isolation and scorn from the village made Naruto thirst for acknowledgement. According to the Naruto main series, when he was young, Naruto would pull pranks around the village just to get a response from anyone and his desire to be Hokage was in hopes of being someone that mattered. Naruto has also developed his nindō of never giving up on anything no matter what the situation, nor ever going back on his word once given.
Although he is relatively naive, slow and simple-minded, Naruto has enormous confidence and responds well to competition. He never hesitate to help others and can be depended on during difficult times. In battle, Naruto has shown to be calm and collected most of the times, but he can get frustrated when he is unable to defeat his opponent. He can also be a quick thinker, making up strategies on the fly or inventive use of his techniques to catch his opponents off guard during the fight (a throwback from his days as a prankster), though he can get overexcited and forget some concepts or weaknesses that he himself noted beforehand.
Naruto has blue eyes and spiky blonde hair which is held up by his forehead protector. One of his most notable physical characteristics is the whisker marks on both of his cheeks.
Naruto's outfit consists of an orange tracksuit with black that starts from the collar, covers the upper area of the shoulders and sleeves and runs down his zipper. The colouring also covers half of the back, as well as around the waist. He has a white tassel on his left shoulder and a red swirl on his back. He also wears orange pants with a shuriken holster attached to his right knee. He wears a long black forehead protector bandanna, and black sandals.
When Naruto was younger he retained his orange tracksuit, but with blue on his upper shoulders and waist. He also retains the white tassel on his left shoulder and the red spiral crest on the back. His outfit also has a large white collar and he still wears orange pants. He wears a blue forehead protector and blue sandals.
Usually whenever Naruto enters Sage Mode, he briefly sports a short-sleeved red coat with a black flame pattern along the hemline and carried a large scroll on his back.
According to Lee, Naruto was an unremarkable student in his Academy days. However, through sheer determination and hard work, Naruto is able to face off against strong shinobi such as Neji Hyūga, Gaara and Lee. He is capable of taking down multiple opponents single-handedly and was even praised by Kakashi Hatake, saying that he has surpassed him.
- Main Article: Jinchūriki Forms
Naruto is able to access to the Nine-Tails' chakra. The Nine-Tails takes advantage of this whenever Naruto's life is in danger or is in rage, to influence him. Whenever Naruto uses this power his speed and strength boost. Naruto's personality also changes, becoming more headstrong, even violent, when using version 1 cloaks. When Lee took over Naruto's body, he entered in a Version 1 state, but used Naruto's eyebrows as tails, instead of the traditional chakra tails.
In the manga, Naruto has now shown to be in control of the Nine-Tails power. In this form, Naruto's speed is increased and is now able to freely use chakra arms to his advantage.
Naruto is the creator of the infamous Sexy Technique which he uses to shock his opponents. During his time with Jiraiya, he learned the Summoning Technique to summon large toads for support, such as Gamabunta, Gamakichi, and Gamatatsu.
Due to his ability to work with his team-mates, Naruto is able to combine his jutsu with others. This is shown as Naruto was able to work with Lee in defending Sakura by synchronizing his taijutsu with his. Naruto briefly collaborated with Konohamaru and Jiraiya to create the Student and Teacher Rasengan and the Spiralling Breast Spheres.
Shadow Clone Technique
Naruto is best known for his use of the Shadow Clone Technique. With the number of clones Naruto can produce, he can easily overwhelm his opponents with sheer numbers or carry out multiple tasks at once. Along with the Rasengan, Naruto's style of fighting revolves around using shadow clones.
Naruto learned the Rasengan from Jiraiya. Unlike how Jiraiya forms the Rasengan with one hand, Naruto has learned to use it with more than one hand, specifically a shadow clone's: he provides the chakra that will make the Rasengan while the clone forms it into shape. Naruto is also able to create larger versions of the Rasengan such as the Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan. Naruto has also been shown to increase the number of Rasengan created by having the shadow clones form their own Rasengan to bombard the target.
Despite being a genin, Naruto has learned to master wind nature. Naruto is able to combine his wind nature with his Rasengan and create four large points, causing it to look like a huge shuriken with the Rasengan in the centre. Normally Naruto gets in close-range in order to get a direct hit, however in Sage Mode, Naruto is able to throw the Rasenshuriken at longe-range. On contact with a target, the Rasenshuriken explodes into a sphere of wind, where the target is pulled into a vortex of microscopic wind-blades, fatally damaging them thereafter.
Due to his time in Mount Myōboku, Naruto was able to master Sage Mode. Once in Sage Mode, Naruto's speed and strength increases.