Orochimaru Of The Sannin December 11, 2015
Today we will be discussing one of the Sannin, Orochimaru. Orochimaru was an orphan who became a pupil of Hiruzen Sarutobi (the Third Hokage) alongside Jiraiya and Tsunade. Compared to the more laid back Jiraiya, Orochimaru stood out as a genius — his talents, knowledge, and determination were considered by Hiruzen to be that of a prodigy seen only once in a generation. According to Tsunade, Orochimaru possesses a complex personality; however, more often than not, he was described as “twisted” by a large number of people, even when he was young.
His sadistic attitude was presumably due to the death of his parents while he was young along with his horror for Tsunade losing Nawaki and later shedding tears when she lost Dan, implies that Orochimaru grew to disdain the fragility of human life and how it affected those still living, which led him to desire immortality.
To that end, the primary purpose of Orochimaru’s human experimentation is to test what modifications the human body can endure and harness a subject’s unique abilities for himself. Once accomplishing this goal, Orochimaru had hoped to be worthy of the title of “ultimate being“, unable to die and able to achieve his secondary goal to learn every ninja technique in the world, which would normally take many lifetimes to obtain. Which he indeed achieve to a certain degree, until Itachi’s Susanoo stab him with Sword of Totsuka and seal Orochimaru’s within it.
Later on Orochimaru is revived by Sasuke. And much to everyone surprise, his personality changed a bit. Which primarily lean towards Sasuke’s well being instead of focusing on having his body as he used to seek to the point of obsession. Orochimaru has also shown signs of regret, seemingly saddened by his childhood friend Jiraiya’s death. Years later, he appears to be on amicable terms with Konoha by sending his son to the village.