Sometimes I wish I was a cloud... Just floating along, going wherever the breeze takes me.
~ Shikamaru

Shikamaru Chunin Part I

See, you and I have different beliefs. I believe in the Will of Fire. That pathetic Lord Jashin or whatever isn't your God anymore. I am. The only one bringing down vengeance is me.
~ Shikamaru to Hidan

Shikamaru The Last1


What a drag.
~ Shikamaru's catchphrase


Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is a member of Konohagakure's Nara clan. Though lazy by nature, Shikamaru has a rare intellect that consistently allows him to prevail in combat. The responsibilities that these successes leave him with cause him frequent annoyance, but he gladly accepts them so that he may be of service to his fellow members of Team Asuma, and to prove himself to generations of the past and future.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Possibly 8-B. 8-A with Shadow Possession Jutsu. | Possibly 8-B with explosives, 7-C with Shadow Possession Jutsu.

Name: Nara Shikamaru

Origin: Naruto

Gender: Male

Age: 12-13 (Part 1), 15-17 Part 2 | 32 in Boruto

Classification: Human, Ninja

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Acrobatics, Fire Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Shadow Manipulation (Can manipulate his shadow to restrain, control, or attack targets), Genius Intelligence, Duplication (Can create illusionary clones with no substance), can replace himself with inanimate objects to avoid damage, Shapeshifting (Can transform into animate and inanimate objects), Speed Enhancement with Shunshin, Surface Scaling, Paralysis Inducement (via paralysis jutsu)

Attack Potency: Possibly City Block level (Put up a good fight against Temari in the Chūnin Exams, and should likely scale to the likes of Ino), Multi-City Block level with Shadow Possession Jutsu (Almost strangulated CS2 Tayuya, who should be superior to Jirobo) | Possibly City Block level with explosives, Town level with Shadow Possession Jutsu (Could briefly trap Hidan with his Jutsu but lost due being low on chakra. Destroyed some of Sai Yamanaka's ink creatures)

Speed: Likely High Hypersonic (Able to take Tayuya by surprise) | Massively Hypersonic+ (Can keep up with Hidan and was able to read his movements to trick him)

Lifting Strength: Class 10

Striking Strength: Possibly City Block Class (He is usually portrayed as physically weaker than other high levels Genin, but he should still be on the same level) | Unknown.

Durability: City Block level (Capable of taking hits from Temari and getting back up) | City Block level

Stamina: High

Range: Standard melee range, several meters with jutsu's and weapons.

Standard Equipment: Standard ninja gear (kunai, shuriken, etc.), explosive tags, fake explosive tags, wires, flash bombs, Asuma's chakra knives.

Intelligence: Genius (One of the most brilliant and tactically-inclined ninjas in the entire series. Shown many times to have come up with incredibly intricate battle plans, and followed them through. Stated to have an IQ above 200)

Weaknesses: Very lazy until Asuma died, currently lacks powerful attacks. His Shadow Manipulation technique consumes large amounts of chakra and can be overpowered with enough physical force.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Kagemane no Jutsu: Allows Shikamaru to extend his shadow. Once it comes into contact with the opponent's shadow, they are forced to imitate Shikamaru's movements. Can work on multiple targets. This technique can only work for a limited amount of time.
  • Kage Kubi Shibari no Jutsu: Shikamaru's extended shadow takes the shape of a hand and can restrain the opponent or snap their neck. Stronger opponents can overpower this technique.
  • Kagemane Shuriken no Jutsu: Taking advantage of Asuma's chakra knives, Shikamaru will store his shadow chakra in the blades. He will target his opponent's shadow with sharp objects and can "capture" them similar to Kagemane no Jutsu.
  • Kage Nui no Jutsu: Shikamaru creates multiple shadow tendrils that are no longer bound to the ground like his other techniques. The tendrils have a piercing effect and can be used to restrain an opponent and even pick up objects and throw objects.

Key: Part I | Part II



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