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Thursday, June 9, 2011



Orochimaru's various human experiments took
place so as to serve two purposes, most
prominent of which was his desire to learn every
jutsu in the world. He was often seen as
"twisted" by a large number of people, including Tsunade. Jiraiya speculated that this was due to the fact that both of his parents died when he
was at a very young age, and flashbacks shown
during his battle with the Third Hokage spoke to
this effect. Perhaps he wanted to see his parents,
or as a means of avenging their deaths. Another
reason might be that he witnessed the deaths of Tsunade's younger brother, Nawaki, and her lover, Dan, and the pain that it caused her first- hand. He seemed saddened by the fragility of
human life and how it affected those still living,
which lead him to desire immortality.

He experimented on others to see what kind of
modifications the human body could endure and
to otherwise harness a subject's unique abilities
for himself. Once accomplishing this goal,
Orochimaru had hoped to be worthy of the title
of "ultimate being". Because a human's lifespan would not allow enough time to learn every
jutsu, Orochimaru also experimented on others in
order to achieve immortality. By living
throughout the ages, Orochimaru would never
need to worry about death and thus, all the
knowledge he gained would never be lost. Above all else, Orochimaru cared only for himself.
He grew bored when there was no conflict or
violence in the world, and immediately struck
fear into others when they first met him. Though
he had a number of followers who would do
anything for him, Orochimaru treated them as mere pawns. He did not hesitate to send them to
their deaths for his own personal benefit, and
only found remorse in their loss if they were
unable to properly complete a task. To win over
these followers to their disposable status,
Orochimaru approached them with promises of making their dreams come true. He applied a cursed seal to many of his stronger subordinates in order to corrode their body and mind, making
them more susceptible to his influence and
control. According to Sasuke, Orochimaru has lost
his purpose over time and was merely playing
with other people's lives, as though he
(Orochimaru) thought of himself as a god.

While he showed great interest in Sasuke Uchiha as a prodigy, Orochimaru had shown disdain
toward Naruto Uzumaki, believing him to be a failure with barely any talent in ninjutsu arts. However, when Naruto injured Kabuto with his
Rasengan (successfully performed with the use
of Shadow Clones), Orochimaru came to the belief
that Naruto would become a threat in the future
and tried to kill him. After the time skip,
Orochimaru revealed he was now more interested in Naruto's development, despite the
failed murder attempt against him, taunting and
angering Naruto about Sasuke. He trained Sasuke so he could become strong
enough to kill his older brother, Itachi. But
Orochimaru was actually planning to take over
Sasuke's body, and as a result obtain the Sharingan, as with it, his progress towards his prime objective of learning all the techniques in
the world would sky-rocket. It was his failed
attempt to take over Itachi's body that made him
target Sasuke. Because of that, he would help
Sasuke in whatever he needed, with the
knowledge he had to become his perfect, new vessel, and became very obsessed with having
the Sharingan. However he hadn't planned on
foul play from Sasuke who never intended to
become Orochimaru's new body, instead always
planning on creating his own platoon and
leaving Orochimaru behind once he had surpassed him. Orochimaru wasn't completely
blind to all this, however, as he showed only a
little surprise when Sasuke moved to betray him,
merely saying "so, it came down to this after all".

Orochimaru has a deep hatred of his former
affiliation, Akatsuki. Throughout Part II, if
Orochimaru was not busy with Sasuke's
development, he would try to cripple the
Akatsuki operation, seen in the "Sai and Sasuke
Arc" as well as the "Three-Tails Arc". He is shown to be happy when he found out that Sasori was
dead, and the only reason why he prevented
Sasuke from killing Team Yamato is because he
hoped that they would kill another member of
the Akatsuki, like Sasori. Orochimaru also hated
his former home village, Konohagakure, and has attempted several times to destroy the village

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