|“||Shinobi ought not to lower their heads so easily. Action and power are what shinobi respect! There should be no compromise between shinobi. The history of the human race is a history of war! Ever since the three Shinobi World Wars… Every country… every village has fought for the strongest techniques. The weak will be crushed! That is the inescapable truth of the ninja world!||„|
|~ A to Naruto|
A (エー, Ay) is the Fourth Raikage (四代目雷影, Yondaime Raikage, Literally meaning: Fourth Lightning Shadow) of Kumogakure. His partner and brother is Killer B.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, High 7-A with V1, higher with V2, even higher with Ōnoki's enhancement
Name: A, commonly known as Fourth Raikage
Age: 47 | 62 in the Boruto Movie
Classification: Human Ninja, Raikage, Wrestler
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Taijutsu Expert, Acrobatics, Chakra Manipulation, Statistics Amplification (Can greatly enhance his strength and speed with his Lightning Armor), Afterimage Creation, Lightning Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Water Manipulation, Surface Scaling, Paralysis Inducement (via paralysis jutsu and with Raiton), Immense Pain Tolerance (He didn't even flinch when he cut off his own arm, which was burning at the time), Resistance to Extreme Heat (His Raiton Armor can withstand Amaterasu's heat for a relatively long time)
Attack Potency: At least City level (Could damage Guruguru’s Buddha Statue and shatter one of its arms), Large Mountain level with V1 (Consistently overpowered KCM Naruto and sent him flying with his punches, with Naruto even praising his strength. He threatened to kill Naruto. He also matched B, and even overpowered him on occasion), Large Mountain level+ with V2 (Far stronger than before due to his speed increasing, which also greatly increases his punching power), even higher with Ōnoki's enhancement (Easily punched through Madara's Humanoid Susano'o, breaking its ribs and sending it flying)
Speed: At least Massively Hypersonic+ (Should be comparable to base Killer B) | Sub-Relativistic (Able to keep up with KCM Naruto. Significantly faster than MS Sasuke) | At least Sub-Relativistic (Significantly faster than before)
Striking Strength: At least City Class (Can shatter Guruguru's Buddha Statue's arm), Large Mountain Class with V1 (Can overpower KCM Naruto), Large Mountain Class+ with V2, even higher with Ōnoki's enhancement
Durability: At least City level (Should be comparable to his striking strength. Took less damage from Mabui’s jutsu than Tsunade), Large Mountain level with V1 (Withstood B's Lariat twice), Large Mountain level+ with V2, even higher with Ōnoki's enhancement (Blocked an attack from Madara's Susano'o)
Stamina: Very high (Cut his arm off without any apparent discomfort, can fight in the 4th Great Ninja War without being noticeably tired, also possesses chakra comparable to that of a tailed beast)
Range: Standard melee range
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Is intelligent enough to become a leader of one of the Five Great Ninja Villages, as well as the supreme commander of Shinobi Alliance
Weaknesses: Quick to anger, only has one arm (Bee implied that his left arm is stronger than his right, lacks versatility compared to the other Kages)
- Shunshin no Jutsu (Body Flicker Technique): A high-speed movement technique.
- Raiton Chakura Mōdo (Lightning Release Chakra Mode): A wraps his body in a layer of lightning chakra which, instead of being used offensively, is used to stimulate his nervous system electrically. The technique speeds up neural synapses' reaction time and pushes physical prowess to the absolute limit allowing for tremendous raw speed. This mode also allows A to minimize the damage dealt by other lightning-based attacks. He can also sharpen his lightning chakra enough to cut through limbs neatly. This technique serves as the basis for A's nintaijutsu.
- Elbow: After covering himself in his Lightning Release Chakra Mode, A thrusts his elbow at his opponent with extreme force.
- Guillotine Drop: After covering himself in his Lightning Release Chakra Mode, A jumps into the air above his opponent and performs a downwards kick, using the momentum of the fall to increase the power behind the attack.
- Liger Bomb: After covering himself in his Lightning Release Chakra Mode, A grabs his opponent and lifts them into the air. Then, using his extreme strength, he smashes them headfirst onto the ground in what resembles a powerbomb maneuver.
- Raigyaku Suihei (Lightning Oppression Horizontal): A performs a simple backhanded horizontal chop against his opponent.
- Raigyaku Suihei Choppu (Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop): A leaps from a high vantage point and performs a simple yet powerful horizontal chop on his opponent from above, seemingly using the momentum gained in the previous fall to increase the force behind his strike. In the event the attack isn't powerful enough to penetrate an opponent's defense, the attack can be used to push an opponent well into the ground to prevent them from escaping from another incoming attack.
- Lariat: The user charges at their opponent, striking them with a flexed arm, which can be coated in chakra. A successful strike can blow away a target's chest or neck with a direct hit. The attack is rather straightforward, but very quick, powerful and is easily capable of knocking down an opponent.
- Lightning Straight: A runs towards the opponent and punches them at maximum speed.
- Naruto Chapter 662
- Naruto Chapter 541
- Naruto Chapter 543
- Naruto Chapter 563
- Naruto Chapter 562
- Naruto Chapter 588