- character I
- Chūnin Exams
- Konoha Crush
- Sasuke Recovery deputation
- Kurosuki Family Removal Mission
- Academy Student Lead Mission
- The Appearance of Strange Visitors
- Star Guard Mission
- Viva Dojo Challenge ! youth is All About rage !
- Third Great Beast Arc
- Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
- Gantetsu Escort Mission
- Sunagakure Support Mission
- separate II
- Kazekage Rescue Mission
- Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission
- Twelve Guardian Ninja
- Akatsuki Suppression Mission
- Three-Tails ' appearance
- pain 's attack
- by Arc : The Locus of Konoha
- Five Kage summit
- Paradise Life on a boat
- Fourth Shinobi World War : confrontation
- Fourth Shinobi World War : climax
- parturition of the Ten-Tails ' Jinchūriki
- Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes
- Blank Period
- New era
- In other Media
- creation and invention
During his clock in the Academy, Lee proved to have no endowment for ninjutsu and genjutsu. When he was mocked by his peers because of this, Lee persevered, focusing on taijutsu. [ 9 ] After he succeeded in graduating he was added to Team Guy along with Neji Hyūga and Tenten. During the team ‘s first meeting, Lee vowed to become a powerful ninja without using ninjutsu or genjutsu. Neji laughed at him, but their sensei, Might Guy, took a particular interest in Lee. He encouraged Lee to keep at it and, in time, began teaching him potent forms of taijutsu. [ 10 ] [ 11 ]
Under Guy ‘s leadership, Lee has acquired a act of his sensei ‘s personality traits : he is energetic, affirmative, and hot-blooded, and shows the prototype of a “ courteous guy ”. He believes that one can not dislike food and shows impregnable dedication to his promises ; when this promise is broken, merely scantily, he assigns himself arduous training to prevent it from happening again. Lee speaks respectfully to others, never using contractions or affirm words and constantly addressing people with appropriate honourifics ( except his teammates, since Lee feels they are close up enough to be spoken to informally ). He besides carries a little book and pencil to recall advice that Guy gives him over time. Despite his passionate nature, Lee has besides shown impregnable instincts, staying focused at the job at handwriting and rarely losing his composure. He has a cutting sense of honor and respects his opponents, refusing to hold grudges against those who have defeated him, and returning favours to those that have helped him. This was shown by his befriend of Gaara, forgiving him for crushing his arm and leg — injuries that closely ended his career as a shinobi. Lee feels others should show the lapp esteem towards their opponents, and is disgusted whenever person is unnecessarily barbarous to their enemies.
Reading: Rock Lee
One of Lee ‘s recurring themes throughout the series is his drive to succeed, believing with enough hard work and perseverance, he can surpass a lifelike ace. He can be prone to depression when faced with setbacks. Neji, Lee ‘s more talented teammate and rival, found Lee ‘s efforts to be in conceited, believing a “ failure ” could never defeat a “ flair ”. As such, Lee became determined to defeat Neji in order to prove him incorrect, though was met with frustration every clock time. When Neji himself was defeated by Naruto Uzumaki, another alleged “ bankruptcy ”, he rejects his impression in destiny and now holds capital deference for Lee, believing that he will surpass the gifted with enough employment .
During Part I, Lee revealed he had feelings for Sakura Haruno. Although she did not reciprocate his feelings and even considered him weird, she belated become more appreciative and friendly towards him after he helped saved her from the Otogakure genin during the Chūnin Exams. After the examination, Lee ‘s interest in Sakura went largely unaddressed in the manga, though it is sometimes referenced in the anime ; while having a match with Lee, Naruto transformed into Sakura, distracting Lee long adequate for Naruto to attack him. [ 12 ] however, Lee ‘s Infinite Tsukuyomi dream was of winning Sakura ‘s affections, implying he still had amatory feelings for her. These feelings apparently have changed by adulthood, as Lee ended up marrying person else and had a son named Metal Lee .
- Lee while in the Academy, when first joining Team Guy, and as a genin .
- Rock Lee in Part II .
- Lee in the Blank Period .
Lee has shiny black hair’s-breadth, round eyes with big lower eyelashes, and very compact eyebrows ; as a resultant role, Naruto calls him “ Centipede Brows “ ( ゲジマユ, Gejimayu, English TV: Bushy Brows ). As a child, his haircloth was quite long and fastened in a braid, though he cuts it shortstop by the meter he joins Team Guy, letting it curve out and upward. Lee in the first place wore a egg white, short-sleeved kimono-shirt with a soldierly arts swath and dark pants, giving him a more traditional chinese appearance. He besides sported a brow defender and shinobi sandals. Lee by and by changes his appearance well to emulate his idol and sensei, Guy : his haircloth is now in a bowl-cut vogue ; he wears a green jump suit, orange stage warmers, and a red frontal bone defender worn as a knock. He has bandages around his forearms up to his fingers, covering a located of stitches on his hands that were caused by his rigorous training. [ 13 ] Like Guy, Lee ‘s appearance remains largely the like over the years, though he adds a standard Konoha fire jacket as a chūnin in Part II, and its redesign adaptation in The Last: Naruto the Movie. As an adult, Lee grew perceptibly brawny with more-defined cheekbones, and immediately wears a sleeveless jump suit with an orange neckwarmer .
While in the Academy, Lee was looked down upon for his inability to use either ninjutsu or genjutsu. however, with the guidance and support of Might Guy, Lee conditioned himself into a superb ninja who relies entirely on taijutsu. [ 14 ] While in the first place identical limited in even that skill, Lee proved to be a late bloomer by Part I : His greatly improved skill was discernible when he defeated Sasuke Uchiha ( a natural prodigy ), posed a challenge against Gaara in the Chūnin Exams, and held his own against Kimimaro. As a chūnin, he was capable of defeating the fabled taijutsu master Chen, [ 15 ] equally well as destroy a meteorite by himself. [ 16 ] By adulthood, he had advanced to the rank of jōnin .
By long time 13, Lee ‘s arduous educate conditioned him into basically a taijutsu overlord, showing capital proficiency in the Strong Fist fighting vogue. His persuasiveness could unearth a massive tree root from the flat coat, [ 17 ] and even though Sasuke could predict his moves with the Sharingan in their first contend, his torso was n’t firm enough to react to them. As per his discipline Lee has worn heavy ankle weights even in fights and became much faster when they ‘re removed, enabling him to become the first person ever to bypass Gaara ‘s Shield of Sand and affect him. [ 18 ] As a chūnin, Lee learned to perform the Leaf Great Gale ( 木ノ葉大烈風, Konoha Daireppū ). [ 19 ] In the zanzibar copal, due to Lee ‘s extensive prepare, he has shown to be able to run and fight even while unconscious or asleep, using nothing but pure muscle memory. [ 20 ] As an adult, Lee is considered to be one of Konoha ‘s best taijutsu users. [ 21 ]
Lee ‘s very low tolerance for alcohol gives him a lifelike predisposition for the Drunken Fist style. [ 22 ] When he consumes angstrom little as one drop of alcohol, Lee becomes an irregular and about unstoppable impel of destruction and chaos, attacking anyone whether they are friend or enemy. This gives him well greater focal ratio and dexterity, allowing him to strike and efficaciously hedge from respective positions. Kimimaro, one of Orochimaru ‘s strongest subordinates, was ultimately overwhelmed by Lee ‘s attack patterns with Drunken Fist, noting that they were excessively irregular to follow. [ 23 ]
Through Guy ‘s teachings, Lee learned to open five of the Eight Gates at old age 12, [ 24 ] the sixth gate at old age 17, [ 25 ] and ( in the anime ) the seventh gate some time after the Fourth Shinobi World War. [ 26 ] By adulthood, Lee mastered the final gate. [ 27 ] Using the 6th gate Lee is able to move so fast he can save Guy from Madara ‘s Truth Seeking Ball, which moved fast enough that Obito could n’t use Kamui to escape from them. He is recognised as a genius for this feat by Kakashi Hatake, who notes it is highly difficult for even the most talented ninja to open even one gate. [ 28 ] With each gate he opens, Lee ‘s military capability, focal ratio, chakra levels, and bodily functions increase enormously. however, the long he maintains any of these gates, the more form and potential physical damage his puts on himself from pushing his performance so far past his natural limits. For this reason, Lee is merely let to open any of the gates during the most awful situation or to protect something very beloved to him. [ 29 ] Through his proceed train, Lee has become able to open some of the Eight Gates immediately and shows a fast convalescence rate from using them, but he however succumbs to the trouble or exhaustion they cause. [ 30 ] [ 31 ] Lee has learned to use a number of taijutsu techniques that he can perform once certain gates have been opened ; with the first gate, he can use the pile-driving Front Lotus ; with the third gear gate, he can use the more destructive Reverse Lotus ; with the one-sixth gate, he can perform the Crane Wing Formation in collaboration with members of the Suicide Corps, which proved to be mighty adequate to destroy half of a giant meteorite. [ 32 ]
Although Lee possess very fiddling skill in ninjutsu, he can still perform basic chakra control skills, like using chakra to walk on vertical surfaces, a well as water. In the zanzibar copal, he besides developed adequate skill to dispel genjutsu. [ 33 ]
main article : Chūnin Exams
Having opted not to participate the year before, Team Guy took partially in the Chūnin Exams along with the Rookie Nine. They initially tried to avoid attention by acting weak, but Lee incidentally let slip his truthful potency by interfering with a contend between Sasuke and Kotetsu Hagane. He besides fell in beloved with Sakura. Soon afterwards, he confronted Sasuke, challenging him to a contend to see how he fared against the Sharingan, but not before knocking out Naruto, who tried to fight with Lee himself. After battling Sasuke, Lee easily gained the upperhand but Guy interrupted Lee and Sasuke ‘s fight as Lee tried to use the Front Lotus, and Lee was forced to do laps around the practice crop before he could proceed onto the first phase of the exams. With Tenten ‘s serve, he gained the answers for the written dowry, and proceeded to the second round. After spending their first few days in the Forest of Death gather supplies, Team Guy split up in search of other teams. Lee came across Sakura being attacked by Team Dosu, and went to her aid. He used his Front Lotus on Dosu Kinuta, but he survived the attack because of Zaku Abumi using his Decapitating Airwaves in the grind, and Lee was left unable to defend himself from a counterattack from Dosu. Neji and Tenten soon arrived to help, but did n’t have to because Sasuke woke up and took care of Team Dosu. once Lee recovered and they collected the specific scroll, they moved onto the preliminaries .
In the preliminaries, Lee was matched against Gaara. When his standard attacks proved ineffective to bypass Gaara ‘s defences, he removed his ankle weights to increase his accelerate and managed to land a match of hits on Gaara. then, he attempted the Forward Lotus, but Gaara was able to escape at the concluding minute revealing a sandpaper clone rather. His options running knocked out if he was to win and prove himself, Guy allowed him to use the Reverse Lotus. Gaara scantily survived by turning his gourd to sand to cushion him, and the techniques took a massive bell on Lee ‘s soundbox. Gaara added to Lee ‘s injury by crushing his exit branch and peg. Though Guy intervened to stop Gaara from killing him, Lee got to his feet to continue the battle, despite being wholly unconscious. Because of his injuries, medics predicted, that even if Lee recovered, his injuries would prevent him from ever being able to be a shinobi again. He however tried to train while he was in the hospital, something that only worsened his condition. When he was asleep, Gaara came to his room and tried to kill him, but he was stopped by Naruto and Shikamaru Nara and late by Guy. To try and cheer Lee up, Guy took him to watch the final examination round matches, but they were surprised when they arrived to find out that Neji had been defeated by Naruto. Lee mutely congratulated Naruto and then watched Gaara ‘s fight with Sasuke, and marvelled at how promptly he had learned to emulate Lee ‘s speed. Before the crusade could finish, however, the Konoha Crush began, and Lee was knocked unconscious .
independent article : Konoha Crush Lee can be seen at the Third Hokage ‘s funeral alongside the other villagers, mourning his death .
Sasuke Recovery deputation
chief article : Sasuke Recovery deputation
Over the come weeks, Guy tried a phone number of his own remedies to heal Lee, though none of his efforts worked. It was not until news of Tsunade becoming Hokage reached them that they found hope. But, when she examined Lee, she informed him of the awful situation : his break bones and tear muscles have healed, but fragments of bone had lodged in his spinal column, and removing them would involve an extensive mathematical process that only she was capable of. When Tsunade offered him an operation that carried a fifty dollar bill percentage chance of returning him to his former express, or dying in the march, Lee was hesitant to accept the operation. Though Lee was worried he would die in the process, thanks to Guy ‘s influence, he accepted the surgery. Upon overhearing Naruto, Chōji Akimichi, Kiba Inuzuka, and Shikamaru talking about the mission to bring Sasuke second to Konoha, Lee suggested that Neji go with them. Lee was disappointed that he could n’t go with them, placid needing to go through his operation that was scheduled for later that day [ 34 ] ( In the zanzibar copal, Lee was recovering after having his operation done the day before [ 35 ] ). In the end, Lee successfully survived the operation. once Lee was well enough to move, he left the hospital to follow them and provide aid. He caught up with Naruto, who was in the center of a struggle with Kimimaro, and told him to go after Sasuke while he dealt with Kimimaro. At beginning, it seemed Kimimaro overmatched him, but after Lee drank some sake that he had mistaken for his medicine, he began to outclass Kimimaro. Though Lee ‘s predict moves were unpredictable to Kimimaro, he revealed his Kekkei Genkai, Shikotsumyaku, which, combined with Lee sobering up, easily took over the conflict. Before his attack landed on Lee, Gaara arrived just in time to save him. even though Lee insisted to fight side-by-side with him, he knew he was only getting in Gaara ‘s way .
For the rest of the battle, Lee watches and is amazed by Gaara ‘s new abilities. even though Gaara ‘s new techniques wholly buried Kimimaro, Kimimaro counters by turning the battlefield into a afforest of bones, which Lee and Gaara escaped by hanging onto a pair of modest clouds made out of sand. Kimimaro then emerged from one of the bones, preparing to kill the two at point blank range. They were saved, however, as Kimimaro ultimately succumbed to his disease and died. After the struggle, Lee and Gaara reflect upon Kimimaro ‘s determination, then the two return to Konoha .
Kurosuki Family Removal Mission
main article : Kurosuki Family Removal Mission
In the anime, Lee revealed that he once ran a marathon with Guy near the village of Katabami Kinzan soon after being assigned to his team, and when he collapsed from exhaustion near the Curry of Life patronize, the owner, Sanshō, and her son Karashi fed him curry and saved his animation. Lee ‘s dedication caused Karashi to become enthusiastic, and he late left. A class late, when he came to the village with his teammates and Naruto to defeat the Kurosuki class, he found that Karashi had joined, and was upset that Karashi had sought potency in this way. He allowed Karashi to seek redemption, but Karashi used this opportunity to lure Lee ‘s group into a ambush after their first battle with Raiga. The ambush failed due to Naruto ‘s use of shadow clones, and while the villagers were uncoerced to seek vengeance on Karashi, Lee stepped in, promising to take responsibility for Karashi ‘s actions. Karashi used the opportunity to take Ranmaru to revive Raiga. Lee went to fight Raiga with Naruto and Neji, and was knocked out but brought back to consciousness with the Curry of Life. The curry, however, unintentionally contained wine, and Lee was intoxicated and performed the Drunken Fist. He fought Raiga drunkenly, but was defeated, and Naruto finished Raiga off. former, when the group went back to the Curry of Life shop, they found out that Karashi had made a new dress that looked indeed bad that even Naruto did n’t want to eat it. Lee, however, could n’t wait to try it, so the stay of the group had to literally drag him bet on to Konoha while he cried for the dress .
Academy Student Lead Mission
main article : Academy Student Lead Mission In the anime, Lee was assigned to lead a team of three Academy students on a survival exercise. After fending off some ‘bandits ‘, one of Lee ‘s charges addressed Lee as “ Lee-sensei “ out of fear, and, overjoyed, Lee went off into one of his declarations into the sunset whilst his students tried to tell him that he was going the improper way .
The Appearance of Strange Visitors
independent article : The Appearance of Strange Visitors In the anime, Guy and Lee left the village on a deputation, and two spies tried to imitate them. Tsunade immediately saw through their disguise, and gave them assorted difficult, disgusting, or humiliating missions in order to keep them busy and prevent them from learning anything. Lee and Guy spot the imposters leaving he greenwich village. The imposters attacked but were sent flying back to Konoha .
Star Guard Mission
independent article : Star Guard Mission In the anime, Lee accompanied Neji, Naruto, and Tenten on the mission to Hoshigakure, playing a lesser character than in previous discharge. He attempted to follow two of Akahoshi ‘s men while hiding under a barrel, as Tenten suggested, but was discovered about instantaneously. While trying to infiltrate Akahoshi ‘s mansion, he pretended to use a jutsu known as “ Wall-Removing technique ”, but, in actuality, it involved him moving at high gear travel rapidly to open a door from the other side. He was wounded during the final conflict with Akahoshi, leaving Naruto to fight him alone .
Viva Dojo Challenge ! youth is All About rage !
chief article : Viva Dojo Challenge ! youth is All About passion !
In the anime, Lee, seeing that he had little time to train with other people due to the many missions that must be done, sought a new means of train. After having seen a world challenging a dōjō, ready to take the signboard if he won, and fix to join if he lost ; Lee founds his own dōjō ( which he names the “ Gutz Dōjō ” ), believing that a dōjō would draw-in many potent opponents. When Naruto stumbled upon the dōjō, Lee asked that he fight, but Naruto had to leave hurriedly, late for reporting binding to Tsunade. Guy, after hearing about the dōjō from Naruto, decides to disguise himself in order to fight Lee. however, he was given a mission at the last second, and ( unbeknown to Guy ) an imposter replaced him. Lee fought the imposter and easily defeated him, but Naruto believed that the imposter was Guy, and that he was not fighting at full moon persuasiveness in decree to avoid revealing himself, so Naruto challenges and fights against Lee. meanwhile the imposter transformed into Lee, but met the actual Guy while trying to leave, and was easily defeated by him .
Third Great Beast Arc
chief article : third Great Beast Arc In the anime, Lee ‘s condition worsened, and Tsunade became concerned about him injuring himself again. She removed him from missions, but allowed him to keep coach after he convinced her to do so. Around this time, Guy arrived with a newfangled student, who easily defeated Lee and injured his ankle. While Lee was recovering, Guy took the new student with him on a mission, causing Lee to believe that he had abandoned him. It was then revealed that the newfangled scholar was an imposter, and that he planned on seeking vengeance against Guy. Lee headed to Guy ‘s location, but was trapped in a castle made out of sparring posts. He and Lee were tricked into fighting each other by seeing the other as a spar dummy, but they saw through the technique, recognising each others fighting dash, and opened their chakra gates to destroy the dummies without harming the actual person, freeing themselves and destroying the castle .
Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
chief article : Konoha Plans Recapture Mission In the anime, Lee and rest of the Konoha 11 came toss off together to stop Gennō from bombing Konoha. Despite having few special abilities, made some noteworthy contributions to the probe. While he initially encouraged the Academy students to keep practising throwing kunai, once he realised that hitting the bull ‘s eye would cause a chain reaction that would detonate explosives around Konoha, he caught a kunai in midair good before it hit the target, despite being far aside from it. Lee defeated Gennō with his taijutsu during the concluding confrontation .
Gantetsu Escort Mission
main article : Gantetsu Escort Mission In the anime, Naruto accompanied Sakura and Lee to escort Gantetsu. When the ship was sliced in half by a alloy wire, Lee ended up with Sakura, and found the orphans Gantetsu had cared for. During the raid on the hideout, he fought the Shinobazu members outside .
Sunagakure Support Mission
independent article : Sunagakure Support Mission In the anime, Lee and Naruto helped Gaara battle and get the better of Seimei — an adversary who could absorb his enemies ‘ chakra with his armor. After the deputation, he sparred with Tenten, who was upset over being the only member of the Konoha 11 left out of the mission despite having a mission at the meter, and noted that, in holy order to be able to face Naruto when he returned, they besides must become stronger .
main article : In Naruto ‘s Footsteps : The Friends ‘ Paths In the zanzibar copal, after about two years, the Chūnin Exams are held, co-sponsored by Konoha and Suna. While waiting to register, Team Guy spots Naruto, much excessively their surprise. however, Neji reveals that it was only Konohamaru in disguise, who explained that he did n’t want Naruto to miss out on this opportunity since he was aside. With some comforting words from Lee and Neji, Konohamaru and his friends take their leave. As part of the first stagecoach, all teams were randomly split into different rooms to take the written examination. Lee was placed in room 2 with Ino Yamanaka and Shino Aburame. On a monitor, Shikamaru as invigilate explained that everyone only needed to answer one interrogate, but their team ‘s combined sexual conquest must equal precisely 100 points to pass. Thanks to Neji, all the teams that were struggling were able to figure out which wonder to answer based on the particular amount of vibrations sent through the wall. To everyone ‘s surprise, Shikamaru revealed a bonus question which asked that if a position required you to sacrifice a teammate to be a bait, which one would you choose. This was however a trick question that required no answer, as it was a test of loyalty, something that Lee and his team sympathize, allowing them to pass the first stagecoach. however, as a result of having excessively many participants, a race to Suna was held, where only the first 30 teams to arrive at the destination would qualify for the second phase. ultimately, his team were among the beginning 30 teams to make it. During dinner, the genin tried to keep Burami from leaking sweat all over the food, and although they were successfully able to do that, the food was still ruined as resultant role of Neji ‘s Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven unintentionally knocking the food depressed. This caused an all-out brawl between the genin in the board. Lee tried not to fight, but when he tried to strike Shira, his fire proved bootless. finally everyone lost their desire to fight when Fū arrived with her affirmative ways. by and by, Lee approached Shira, noting from their earlier run into, that he besides endured a lot adversity, to which Shira stated true decision will ultimately succeed. The follow day, the second examination began. Like the last examination in Konoha, the teams were each given either a Heaven or Earth coil and were required to obtain the other scroll. They would then have to bring the hardened to the chief construction in the concentrate of Demon Desert, having three days to so. As they began wondering around aimlessly, Lee realised a pattern and began marking rocks with kunai, concluding that they were wondering in circles. After dispelling the genjutsu, they find team Goji and proceed to attack them, merely for Team Shira to interfere and help their fellow Suna-nin. unbeknown by Team Guy, they get caught in another genjutsu by Sen. After Sen undoes the genjutsu, Team Guy finds that they are caught in quicksand, which drags them down into a waterfall sand scar. Lee manages to save his teammates and himself from falling to their doom after opening the irregular of the Eight Gates. After escaping from the pit, they find team Shira in trouble, as they were being attacked by punic Suna-nin. Feeling compelled to help, Team Guy decides comes to Team Shira ‘s aid, after which Neji asked why they were attacked at all. It was explained that Team Goji just had no deference for Shira as a ninja, with Lee deducing that like him, Shira had no skill for genjutsu and ninjutsu, causing him to be ridiculed by his peers. Lee, in a pit of rage over Team Goji ‘s disrespect, storms off to convince them to apologise to Shira. When this fails, the Suna-nin attack, trapping Lee in a dust storm that cast illusions of figures attacking to distract him from the real threat when they strike him with water needles. equitable as he is about to be finished, Neji and Tenten arrive to save him. Before the battle continues, Shira begs the Konoha-nin not to leave them be, insisting that their antipathy of him is his own fault for not training hard adequate. Lee believed the very reverse however, but ultimately he and his team agreed. Shira offered his scroll to one of the Suna-nin teams as they technically defeated his team early. As Shira ‘s words last reached the despiteful Suna-nin, they declined and rather gave Shira ‘s team and Lee ‘s team their own respective scrolls as they lost this battle. After the Suna-nin left, determined like Shira to prove themselves by finding more scrolls, Shira agreed to Lee ‘s request to have a one-on-one struggle. While apparently equal in raw amphetamine and skill, Neji noted that Shira had a flimsy advantage with his more firm build, and by extension greater natural force. As Lee attempted to use the Eight Gates, he was ineffective to do so due to Shira already anticipating this and striking his atmospheric pressure points ahead. As Lee began changing tactics from Might Guy ‘s teachings, manipulating how Shira would move, he began to drive Shira back. After acknowledging each other ‘s determination, Shira struck Lee ‘s pressure points again to remove the block, wanting to face Lee at his best. As Lee entered the Eight Gates, Shira used the Seven Heavens Breathing Method, which proved to be on par with the Eight Gates. As the intensity grew between the two, Shira ‘s previous wounds begin to reopen, prompting Lee to call off the fight. As Shira was being healed by Yome, he explained that after the Chūnin Exams ends, he will be enlisting in a special violence on the outskirts of Suna so that he could be closer to his parents. Lee wished Shira good fortune and gave him one of his jumpsuits as a endowment, acknowledging their new friendship. On the third day of the examination, Team Guy cross paths with a team of Ame kunoichi and battles them. After a shortstop skirmish, the enemy team decided to retreat as Team Guy was not the target they sought for. Despite this, Lee ‘s team pursued the Ame-nin into an old ruins. During their continue conflict, the prime collapsed, swallowing Tenten and Ajisai, and separating them from their respective teams. Though Lee and Neji wanted to work together to save one another ‘s teammate, the two Ame-nin turned them down and impart. Lee suggested that they plough their room through the debris, only for Neji to reject the idea in fear of causing more damage than desired. When Lee and Neji find the two Ame-nin, they aid them in their fight against another Konoha team as they needed their aid to find Tenten. This prompted the early Konoha team to retreat as they were outnumbered. After the two teams agree to work together, they battle a colony of large ants, but it is Tenten who defeats them. Having now been reunited, the two teams part ways peacefully. late, Team Guy get caught in a massive dust storm. unable to push fore, Neji repelled the sandpaper long adequate for Tenten to summon a protective dome for them to wait out the storm. After the storm cleared and they resumed their efforts to past the examination, they spotted Matsuri, who begged them to help save Gaara. Team Guy was soon approached by Fū ‘s teammates, who agreed to unite their efforts in hopes of saving Fū and Gaara. While Lee and Matsuri joined Fū ‘s teammates in distracting Hōichi, Neji and Tenten tried to save the jinchūriki. ultimately, Neji was able to free Gaara and Fū with his Gentle Fist, which came at Hōichi ‘s expense as the chains soon turned on him, still seeking tailed animal chakra and ultimately bound him. Despite lacking a pit typeset of scrolls, Lee ‘s team decided to complete the exams and head to the main build. There, it was learned that the Chūnin Exams were ended early due to controversy happening in the second examination. rather, it was decided by Gaara that a report on each participant would be sent to their respective village leader for them to decide if they would be promoted. Upon returning to the greenwich village, Tsunade promoted Lee and Tenten to chūnin, while Neji was promoted to jonin .
Kazekage Rescue Mission
chief article : Kazekage Rescue Mission
After Team Kakashi was sent on a deputation to rescue Gaara from Akatsuki, Tsunade began to worry that they might have problems so she sent Team Guy as back-up. On their way to a rendezvous point they encountered Pakkun, who redirected them to Team Kakashi ‘s address. soon after they were attacked by Kisame Hoshigaki. As the struggle waged on Lee was able to disarm Kisame shortly but soon was captured aboard Neji and Tenten in a Water Prison by Kisame ‘s water system clones. After a while Neji was able to free Lee and himself allowing Lee to rescue Tenten before she suffocated. Afterwards they watched on as Guy finished off Kisame. Upon Kisame ‘s get the better of they discovered that it was not actually him they were fighting against, merely a lookalike. Realising they were being stalled, Pakkun led them off towards Team 7 .
When they convened with Team Kakashi, Team Guy was tasked with bringing down the barrier blocking the entrance to the Akatsuki lair. Neji used his Byakugan to find the seals keeping the barrier in seat and directed the locations of them to the rest of the team. Once they found the seals they simultaneously taking them off, succeeding in removing the barrier but in the serve were immediately ambushed by copies of themselves. soon after Lee and his clone started fighting, matching each other attack for approach. After being evenly matched with his clone, Lee communicated to the rest of the team who were in the same position and proposed a solution : to become stronger than they had been when the copies had been created. With that, Lee used a new proficiency and defeated his clone .
With their battles won, Team Guy reunited and went to meet up with Team 7 again. On their way Neji spotted Deidara with his Byakugan and the team wangle to sneak up behind him in time to block his escape. After fighting the team Guy, Deidara realised he was outmatched and he attempted to retreat. While on Deidara ‘s tail team Guy cornered him, leading him to make a exploding knockoff, resulting in about killing both teams were it not for Kakashi ‘s intervention. After Gaara was revived and their mission completed, both teams accompanied him back to Sunagakure and late paid their respects at Chiyo ‘s sculpt. Afterwards both teams departed for Konoha. On there way, Guy started carrying Kakashi who had been incapacitated from using the Mangekō Sharingan besides a lot. Seeing this as a kind of train, Lee told Neji to get on his back so that they might raceway back to Konoha, but was forcefully rejected .
Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission
main article : Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission Lee and the rest of Team Guy were merely seen in the very begin of this arch in the anime, as they returned from Suna. Lee, thinking he had come in second place in his and Guy ‘s race from Sunagakure to Konoha, was shocked when Guy informed him that since he was carrying Kakashi on his back deoxyadenosine monophosphate well, Lee had entirely come in third gear. Lee was seen carrying everyone ‘s packs when they returned to Konoha. After escorting Kakashi to the hospital, Team Guy went to rest .
Twelve Guardian Ninja
main article : twelve Guardian Ninja In the anime, Lee and his guy peers were invited Asuma Sarutobi to join him for a lunch out with a guest from outside the village. When the village was invaded by Furido ‘s 4-Man team, the enemies resurrected members of the Kohaku kin. Lee fought aboard early Konoha-nin to keep the zombie-nin at bay. late, when Sora, who was discovered to be a Pseudo-Jinchūriki translate, he and the others went to stop him. however, Sora proved excessively much and Naruto alternatively faced him and finally stopped him. At the end, the invaders were all defeated.
Akatsuki Suppression Mission
independent article : Akatsuki Suppression Mission In the zanzibar copal, he is seen at Asuma ‘s funeral, mourning his loss .
Three-Tails ‘ appearance
chief article : Three-Tails ‘ appearance In the zanzibar copal, Lee was placed on Team Two with Yamato as drawing card and aid from Tenten, Kiba and Akamaru. After his team settles in their status, they spot an enemy. Lee storms in for approach, connecting withwith a kick but the foe is revealed to be a smoke knockoff. The real Kigiri with his allies reveal themselves, and soon Lee finds himself trapped in Kigiri ‘s smoke screen. After remembering a discussion about using early senses with Guy, he found his way through and attacked Kihō with Front Lotus. His team ultimately defeated the enemy the opposing shinobi. late, he battled aboard Tenten against Guren and Rinji on the lake while Team Three tried to seal the Three-Tails. After the beast went berserker, he and the others retreated, carrying an unconscious Ino to shore. After recuperating, they all agreed to try the tax again. Afterwards, Lee and his team end up battling the enemies from their earlier meet. unfortunately, his team lost ascribable to the enemies ‘ cursed seals being activated, making them stronger than earlier. later, to his and the others surprise, the enemies merged, becoming an even bigger terror. however, the Three-Tails while on its ramapage, crushed the merged foes. Having failed to seal the beast the second gear time, they returned to Konoha .
pain ‘s attack
main article : pain ‘s assault
During Pain ‘s rape on Konoha, Team Guy was away on a mission. On their way returning to the village, they noticed a big number of birds flying from the steering of the greenwich village and rushed to see what the issue was. The team then stumbled upon a get the better of Gamabunta, who informed them that the village was in destruction. When they arrived to see the village in ruins they besides spotted a hard wounded Hinata Hyūga, and got her medical care after Tenten noted that her wounds were n’t fatal. Katsuyu subsequently informed them that Naruto was fighting with the survive Pain member, a lot to everyone ‘s shock. Guy insisted that he and his team provide back-up, but Katsuyu mentions that Naruto does not want anyone else to get involved. subsequently, Lee, alongside the other villagers, celebrated Naruto ‘s victory over the kill of Pain .
by Arc : The Locus of Konoha
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Five Kage summit
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When news program reaches Konoha of Sasuke Uchiha ‘s crimes against other villages, Lee and the perch of the Konoha 11 decide they should eliminate Sasuke themselves before he can involve Konoha in a war. So that Sakura can inform Naruto of their decision, Lee, Kiba, and Sai escort her to the Land of Iron. When they locate him, Sakura tells Naruto that she loves him, surprising Lee. This does not convince him to give up his own search for Sasuke, so they leave without another give voice, despite Lee ‘s protest. Sakura then asks her escorts to help her find Sasuke. When they near his location while Lee, along with Kiba, try to protest how revealing Naruto the truth would have been better, Sakura tries to knock them out so she can face Sasuke alone. Sai stops her, so Sakura convinces Lee and Kiba that he is a double-crosser. While they try to detain him, she succeeds in knocking them out. After Sakura and the rest of Team 7 meet with Sasuke, they retrieve Lee and the others and return to Konoha. Lee is late seen with the rest of the Konoha 11 hearing Naruto ‘s decision to take responsibility for Sasuke. Though they protested this action, Naruto hard states that he would be the one to take care of Sasuke. Before leaving, he promises to tell them everything when the meter was right .
main article : power In the anime, Lee and his teammates were sent to back up Team Kakashi who were investigating what was happening at The Hole located in the Tonika Village. During this mission, Lee and Guy confronted Naruto ‘s amuck clone, and after opening the Fifth Gate alongside his mentor, was able to stave off the creature before it took on a pseudo-Nine-Tails mannequin .
Paradise Life on a boat
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Fourth Shinobi World War : confrontation
main article : Fourth Shinobi World War : confrontation
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Lee is assigned to the Third Division alongside Sakura and Guy. He is seen fretting over his sensei ‘s discipline while Sakura tries to heal him. When members of the Surprise Attack Division are attacked by the reincarnate shinobi, the Third Division arrives in clock to intercept the attack. He is then seen along with the Third Division clashing against the reincarnate ninja. Upon Kakashi ‘s orders, they group into a Manji Formation, Lee promises that no count what he will protect Sakura ; she however tells him to besides be careful as final prison term Zabuza was able to penetrate the formation from its weak period ; the center. He and Guy by and by intercepted Haku ‘s assault with the Leaf Coiling Whirlwind. In the anime, after the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist were summoned, Guy told Lee to chase after Pakura while he went after Gari. After a long day battle, Lee and the recuperates with his remaining division members as night falls .
With the resumption of battle the future day, Lee sticks close to Sai who had been tasked with sealing the reincarnated Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. Lee tells Sai not to worry and just concentrate on the seal while he would protect him. When Naruto ‘s darkness ringer arrives on the battlefield, Lee exclaims that with him here their numbers would increase. however, Naruto tells them that he would n’t be able to perform the Shadow Clone Technique in his current state, so they ‘d have to defeat the new wave of White Zetsu Army clones with quality of techniques rather of measure in numbers .
belated in the zanzibar copal, the Third Division came across another reincarnated shinobi : victor Chen — a fame hero of Konohagakure who was thought to have died during the Third Shinobi World War. As Might Guy who is happy at the prospect on challenging such a celebrated taijutsu master, Konoha ‘s Sublime Green Beast of Prey soon finds himself being forced on the defensive by the old man. A shinobi is able to break away from the conflict and in his search for reinforcements, finds Rock Lee who rushes to Guy ‘s care. Seeing the legend he met once earlier as a genin before him, Lee reveals his history with Chen before engaging the caption in battle. ultimately, Lee is able to counter Chen ‘s Leaf Dragon God proficiency, using the one-man Front Lotus which he had engineered to counter the rotation of the winds of the former. As Chen ‘s deity body disintegrates, he remembers the time when he had his own scholar who was incapable of using ninjutsu, and how he had died during the Third Shinobi World War. ultimately letting fail of his atrocious past and apologize to the young homo for what he had said, the honest-to-god maestro was able to break the muster contract and his soul returns to the afterlife. Lee promises to Chen that he ‘ll bring rice balls to his grave. [ 15 ]
Fourth Shinobi World War : climax
main article : Fourth Shinobi World War : climax After being informed by Inoichi from HQ that Naruto and B were fighting the “ masked Madara “, Lee and the rest of the Konoha 11 induce to his aid. As he runs, he spurred Sai — who was lamenting the fact that he could not use his Super Beast Imitating Drawing proficiency to get to Naruto fast — onwards telling him that nowadays was the time to respond to the heroic efforts of those fighting Tobi .
Upon finally arriving at the battlefield, and seeing his mentor ‘s state, Lee asked whether or not Guy had used the Daytime Tiger proficiency again. He by and by stood with the other members of the Allied Shinobi Forces as they prepared to face their opposition. Opening the Fifth Gate, Lee and his mentor prepare to attack the two Uchiha, but are buffeted by the push exerted by the now fully-matured Ten-Tails as it escaped the hole it had apparently been trapped in. He is then seen with Guy and Tenten reacting to Neji ‘s death. tearfully holding his fall teammate ‘s cadaver, he was stopped by Guy who told him to keep his tears and hold onto the feelings Neji left them. Lee was then seen listening on as Naruto imparted comforting words to the Allied Forces .
Thinking back on his time with Neji growing up and the conversations they had, Lee mused about something Neji had said to him. Having received chakra from Naruto, the nowadays endow Lee, respectfully closed his fall brother ‘s eyes before joining the ranks of the other Allied shinobi. Charging ahead with the Alliance, Lee signalled to Naruto that he would deal with Madara while he took care of Obito. With Guy giving him a promote, Lee propelled towards Madara and mercilessly bisected the Uchiha with a knock-down kick back, besides destroying Madara ‘s association to the animal .
parturition of the Ten-Tails ‘ Jinchūriki
main article : give birth of the Ten-Tails ‘ Jinchūriki Lee would late stare in astonishment at the red barrier that had been constructed around the Ten-Tails and listened on as Guy noted that only shinobi of Hokage-calibre were able to perform the Four Red Yang Formation technique. With the situation late turning grim as the Alliance was trapped in a barrier with a Tailed Beast Ball -firing corner, Lee and the other shinobi soon found themselves shrouded in the previous Version 1 mantles again. He and the other subsequently found themselves on the outside of the barrier, escaping the near-fatal approach thanks to Naruto and Minato ‘s action .
The Ten-Tails transformed into its tree mannequin, and many shinobi were attacked but Lee was able to escape. Hashirama Senju had Ino Yamanaka everyone link-up telepathically, Lee being one of them. Hashirama ‘s words fail to inspire anyone, but Naruto ‘s senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Mode combined with Ino ‘s telepathy causes his emotions and personal memories to be transferred to everyone. later he mobilised alongside his comrades when Naruto called out to them. Shocked when he was enveloped by Naruto ‘s Tailed Beast Mode mantle, Lee was apprehensive about being involved in their strategy at first because this would have been his first time using ninjutsu but ultimately launched an attack on Obito and was able to overwhelm his defense giving Naruto and Sasuke the opportunity to attack Obito directly. He and his comrades late aided Naruto in extracting the tail beasts ‘ chakra from Obito in order to stop the holy tree from blooming. After his sensei over-exerted himself, unable to stand up on his own, Lee resorted to supporting him. While doing indeed, Lee and his teammates noticed Gaara speeding past them, where Lee noticed Sakura was with him. As Guy begins to worry about situation, Madara, having equitable revived himself and become the Ten-Tails ‘ jinchūriki himself, flies past the Konoha-nin and regurgitated the Benihisago and Kohaku no Jōhei, which landed on top of both Guy and Lee .
After recomposing themselves, Guy and Lee went on ahead while Tenten remained behind. Guy arrived on the battlefield in clock time to save Kakashi and then confront Madara. Lee arrived concisely after in meter to save his teacher from Madara ‘s fire. As Guy reassessed the position, he decided to gamble his life and use the eighth gate against Madara. As Lee began to cry at the realization of what Guy ‘s actions would mean. Guy, however, told Lee not to be sad as this was his option. Watching Guy at full moon office taking on Madara, Lee watched on proudly. When the team decided to support Guy so that he could land his assail on the Uchiha, Lee immediately opened the sixth gate but was angered by his own inability to fight at the lapp level to help Guy. Minato told Lee to not feel that room, as Guy was making his sacrifice so Lee could live. After Minato explained the mechanics of Madara ‘s Truth-Seeking Balls, Lee threw the Fourth Hokage ‘s Flying Thunder God Kunai in front man of the chakra orb which allowed Minato to teleport most of the ball away. ultimately, the team gave Guy the first step to land the five herculean blows from his flush Elephant .
Lee watched on in astonishment as his mentor unleashed another herculean attack on Madara, noting that this time, the position he took was not that of the Evening Elephant, but the Night Guy technique. Lee was late shocked to see Naruto return with Guy who was inactive active despite opening all of the Eight Gates. When Madara attempted to drop the massive earthen debris on the ground, Gaara asked him to leave there promptly, but later they fell victim to the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Inside the genjutsu, Lee dreamed of finally defeating both Naruto and Neji in conflict followed quickly by Sakura professing her love for him .
Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes
chief article : Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ultimately, Lee and the rest of the world were freed from the genjutsu by Naruto and Sasuke who ended the war .
Kakashi Hiden : lightning in the Icy Sky
main article : Kakashi Hiden : lightning in the Icy Sky Lee helps Guy sneak aboard the Tobishachimaru so that he can fulfil his lifelong pipe dream of flying. When Kakashi spots Lee – covered in a dissemble – disembark from the ship, he confronts him. once he realizes that it ‘s Lee and figures out what he ‘s done, Kakashi besides sneaks on board to join Guy. Lee belated informs the Fifth Hokage that Kakashi and Guy are aboard the Tobishachimaru, which has since been hijacked .
The concluding : Naruto the Movie
main article : The last : Naruto the Movie During Toneri ‘s attack on land, Lee and other taijutsu users defended Konoha from a larger meteorite after he opened the sixth gate .
Konoha Hiden : The Perfect Day for a wedding
chief articles : Konoha Hiden ( novel ) and Konoha Hiden ( zanzibar copal ) When Lee is assigned to bring a salute to Naruto and Hinata ‘s marry, he takes the mission a seriously as he takes all his missions : very. He runs laps around Konoha until he can think of what to buy for them. 864 laps subsequently, Lee collapses from exhaustion ; the best theme he came up with was a pair of dumbbells, which he does n’t think would be allow. While passed out from tire, Lee has a dream of Neji ; Neji starts giving him advice for the marriage present, but lone manages to make unclear references to strength and stamina before Lee wakes up. As Lee lies in the middle of a street, he is greeted by Guy. Guy is about to do laps around Konoha until he can think of what to buy for Naruto and Hinata and invites Lee to join him. Lee reports that he ‘s already done that without success. Guy suggests that Lee try coming up with a giving for Hinata alternatively, while he thinks of a endow for Naruto. Lee thinks about Hinata ‘s post-wedding biography of childcare and housework. Guy thinks of Naruto ‘s post-wedding life of home plate maintenance and carrying groceries. Both simultaneously conclude they should buy dumbbells to prepare Naruto and Hinata for their lives ahead. Neji ‘s words suddenly make sense to Lee and he embraces Guy in a long, tearful hug. In rate to test out their estimate, Lee puts on a dress and makeup so that he can see what it ‘s like to be a housewife. This merely convinces him that dumbbells were a great theme and he seeks out Tenten to make indisputable she wo n’t be getting Naruto and Hinata the lapp present. When he finds her, Tenten is mystified by Lee ‘s appearance and the accompanying explanation. At the wedding a few days late, she gives Lee and Guy advice about how they should behave .
In the follow years, Lee was promoted to jōnin. He besides had a son named Metal Lee, whom he trained with .
Academy Entrance Arc
independent article : Academy Entrance Arc When Metal was helping his schoolmate, Denki Kaminarimon, train to prepare for a chakra-climbing test, Lee saved Denki from injuring himself by catching the falling scholar. Deeply touched by Denki ‘s drive to succeed, Lee decided to supervise Denki ‘s retain education. By the end of the day, he gave Denki a jump suit, insisting it would help with his train .
Sarada Uchiha Arc
independent article : Naruto Gaiden : The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring During the day of the Kage Summit in Konoha, Rock Lee was rigorously training with his son, as Lee decidedly told him that he was in the spring of his young .
Naruto Shinden : rear and Child Day
main articles : Naruto Shinden : rear and Child Day and Parent and Child Day Arc
When Konohagakure began a new annual holiday, Parent and Child Day, Lee spent it with his son. He was besides accompanied by Sai, Shikamaru, and their respective sons. former, he and Metal entered an eating competition as a team. however, Metal ‘s anxiety at being watched promptly made him vomit, disqualifying the team. After Metal recovered, he and his church father spent the remainder of the day training together .
Graduation Exams Arc
chief article : gradation Exams Arc As ninja classes began preparing for the graduation examination, Lee met with Metal and his teachers to discuss his son ‘s progress and goals for the future. During which, Lee and his son continued their over-enthusiastic train routine .
Genin Mission Arc
independent article : Genin Mission Arc Rock Lee appears in this arch .
Versus Momoshiki Arc
chief articles : Boruto : Naruto the Movie and Versus Momoshiki Arc
Rock Lee serves as the proctor for the third and final round of the Chūnin Exams. During the one-seventh match between Boruto Uzumaki and Shikadai Nara, Boruto apparently wins but Naruto discovers that Boruto used a Kote to cheat. Lee disqualified Boruto for using this prohibited creature and declares Shikadai as the winner. soon after, Momoshiki and Kinshiki attack the arena and Lee grabs Shikadai and gets him to base hit. In the anime, as Lee began training his son in more advance taijutsu, quick to teach the Eight Gates, he learned that Metal began relying on useless dear luck trinkets for assurance against his anxiety from besides much attention. Disappointed by this, Lee postponed the prepare, telling metallic that he could n’t master the Eight Gates as he was then. Later, after Metal spent the day with Guy and learned about making the most of what you have, Lee decided to issue a challenge to Metal : To receive train in the Eight Gates, Metal was to face Lee in a catch surrounded by a huge herd and must land at least one blow. Accepting the challenge, Metal removed his trinkets and fought through all the stares and laugh of the push, which in world boosted his operation. ultimately, Metal unlocked the first gate, letting him solidly hit his beget and acquire. Lee joined Metal and Guy in a group embrace to celebrate Metal ‘s achiever .
main article : Time Slip Arc In the anime, when the grown-up Sasuke and Boruto were sent bet on in fourth dimension to soon after Sasuke ‘s apostasy, the two pretended to be travelling performers and were put under lookout by Naruto. Past-Lee and his friends helped Boruto and Naruto clean up a bathhouse after the disturbance Naruto and Jiraiya caused .
chief article : Kara Actuation Arc When learn of Kara, Konohagakure sent Rock Lee to inform the Kirigakure about it .
chief article : Ao Arc In the anime, Rock Lee attended the memorial service for the fall people of the Fourth Shinobi World War .
main article : Kawaki Arc In the zanzibar copal, Lee participated in the coordination efforts jumper cable by Shikamaru in planning for Isshiki ‘s invasion. He was among the first to fight Isshiki upon his arrival, but was cursorily defeated .
In other Media
Naruto the Movie : Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
independent article : Naruto the Movie : Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Lee was acting as the third base member of Team 7. During his battle with Kongō, Lee showed proficiency with nunchaku ( despite striking himself in the head ) a bō and a range staff, all of which were made from his ankle weights .
Naruto Shippūden the Movie
independent article : Naruto Shippūden the Movie He became Sasuke ‘s substitution, Neji being Kakashi ‘s substitute. once initiating the Drunken Fist, he easily defeated Gitai. late, he was able to kill Setsuna after Neji was able to get rid of the group ‘s chakra source. At the end, he, Sakura, and Kakashi were surprised when Shion asked Naruto if he could stay with her and have a child .
Naruto Shippūden the Movie : The Will of Fire
main article : Naruto Shippūden the Movie : The Will of Fire Lee was sent with the remaining members of the Konoha 11 after Naruto and Sakura to prevent them from going after Kakashi. After a brief meet, Team Guy was confronted by Ichi which resulted in his kill when Lee and Neji combined their talents. He late joined the original team of nine in trying to defeat the Chimera created when Ichi, Ni and San fused together .
Naruto the Movie : Blood Prison
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road to Ninja : Naruto the Movie
independent article : road to Ninja : Naruto the Movie Lee first base appeared with his friends battling several Zetsu clones disguised as asleep Akatsuki members. later in the alternate worldly concern, a different Lee is seen. While is about identical to his counterpart, this Lee steals and wears women ‘s undergarments .
Rock Lee is a playable character in the be video recording games :
creation and invention
According to an interview with Masashi Kishimoto in Shōnen Jump ‘s ‘Naruto Anime Profiles Episodes 1-37 ‘, Lee is his most fun character to draw. He besides has stated that Sakura Haruno and Lee were meant to symbolise homo weakness, at least in the beginning .
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- (To Team Guy) “Sensei! I want to prove that you can become a great ninja even without being able to use Ninjutsu or Genjutsu! That is everything to me!“
- (To Tenten) “A genius, huh? What does that mean? “Genius”? So I was not born with a whole lot of natural talent, not gifted like Neji… but I work hard and I never give up! That is my gift; that is my ninja way!“
- (To Sakura) “Sakura, please go out with me! I’ll protect you with my life!“
- (To Sasuke) “Among strong people exists genius types and hard-working types. If your Sharingan is a genius-type from the Uchiha blood, I am simply a hard-working type who has mastered only taijutsu.“
- (To Team 7) “See?! Guy-sensei is incredible!“
- (To Sakura) “The lotus of Konoha blooms twice.“
- (To Guy) “I want to show I can be a splendid ninja as well even if I don’t have ninjutsu or genjutsu… I want to prove it to the whole world!“
- (To Kimimaro) “I am Konoha’s Beautiful Green Wild Beast — Rock Lee!“
- (To Kakashi and Gaara) “I’m not sad!! In front of a man who made an important decision… feeling sadness or pity would be an insult to him!!!“