Minato Namikaze: Minato, the fourth Hokage, is Naruto's father. He was nicknames the yellow flash because of his yellow hair, and the supposed speed he had which came from one of his jutsu's the Flying Thunder God Technique. The Fourth Hokage had just been promoted to the title of Hokage when an accident with the Nine Tailed Fox forced him to sacrifice his life by using the Dead Demon Consuming Seal which sealed the Kyuubi inside of Naruto. Minato was the teacher of Kakashi, Rin and Obito, and was taught by Jiraiya. Naruto inherited his appearance.
Kushina Uzumaki: Kushina Uzumaki was Naruto's mother, she was a beautiful young lady with a tomboyish, talkative and a prankster's personality. Kushina was born in the Land of Whirlpools. It was said her ninjutsu and combat skills were very similar to Naruto's. It was never revealed how she died, but Jiraiya and Tsunade refered to her in past tense, indicated that she is probably dead. Naruto inherited her personality, combat skills, her maiden name her, her nindou and her sense of taste (she loved ramen).
Naruto Uzumaki: Is the son of Kushina Uzumaki and Minato Namikaze. He is a powerful shinobi with many powerful jutsu, but is only a lowely genin. Naruto combat deprives souly on his Kage Bunshin (shadow clone), and his signature move. He uses his Shadow Clones for his taijutsu attacks and creating the Rasengan and its other forms. Naruto is a sage, like Jiraiya. Naruto's most powerful jutsu is the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, which is a technique that not even the Fourth Hokage could create. Naruto's nindou, like his mothers, is to never give up. He continues to get stronger to save his first and best friend Sasuke Uchiha despite the villages continueously shunning him because of the kyuubi he has within him. After he defeated Nagato, he is viewed as a hero and many hope him to become the next Hokage, which is his dream.
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