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Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Hiruzen was one of the most powerful shinobi in
history. In fact, he was so immensely powerful
that he was admired as the God of Shinobi (忍の 神, Shinobi no Kami) in his prime. According to Iruka, he was said to be the strongest Hokage
that Konoha ever had as well as the strongest of all the five Kage during his era.[6] Enma commented on his battle with Orochimaru,
saying that it was "miserable" compared to his
prime, even though he had clearly been able to
hold his own against Orochimaru and two
former Hokage without losing his composure.
Even in his old age, his chakra was noted for being very strong, causing a dense effect on the atmosphere when released;[7] furthermore, he was known for have immense reserves of chakra in his youth. He was also the longest living and longest reigning Hokage.

Hiruzen was called The Professor (プロフェッサー, Purofessā), due to his mastery of all forms of shinobi combat, and his vast knowledge of jutsu,
purportedly knowing all the techniques within
Konoha. The first technique he was seen using
was the Telescope Technique, which allowed him to observe others through his crystal ball over long distances.[9] With Roof Tile Shuriken, he could launch nearby tiles at an opponent with
varying intensities, and by throwing a single
shuriken at an opponent, he could replicate it to
surround the opponent through Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique.

. The more battle-oriented techniques he was seen
using primarily consisted of elemental attacks, as
he had an affinity for fire and earth. Fire Release: Fire Dragon Flame Bullet allowed him to exhale a stream of fire from his mouth. Earth Release: Earth Flow River created a river of mud beneath the opponent to throw them off balance, and he
could use the mud with Earth Release: Earth Dragon Bullet, which creates a dragon's head that launches mud balls at an opponent. He had also
been shown to be adept in elemental collaboration jutsu, as seen when he ignited the mud ball projectiles with Fire Release: Fire Dragon Bullet, creating a stream of lava that can melt nearly anything. Earth Release: Earth Style Wall allowed Hiruzen to spit a stream of mud that
solidifies into a protective shield.

Orochimaru showed some surprise that he didn't
use more of the Shadow Clone Technique during their battle. An ANBU agent watching the battle
scene from nearby mentioned that Hiruzen's
chakra levels had dropped to a point where he
couldn't use it as much. While this might
contradict the large amount of techniques he
used in his battle with Orochimaru, it could also show his great chakra control, needing only the
minimum amount of chakra to use each

Despite being a man of very accumulated age, he
still was able to display considerable striking
power, such as in the fight with Orochimaru,
using the Enma Pole to smash through even
Hashirama's Wood Release successfully and
besting even Orochimaru, who was armed with the Kusanagi.

Hiruzen also had a personal summon: Enma, the Monkey King. Enma could turn into a diamond- hard staff, which could alter its length and width at will, or a cage to protect the summoner. The
staff was Hiruzen's weapon of choice, and he
showed great proficiency in wielding it.

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