Kimimaro was even willing to give up his body for Orochimaru to inhabit if he needed it. Kimimaro, determined not to underestimate Gaara further, utilized his two part Dance of the Clematis to trap Gaara and allow him to kill him with a powerful bone drill. Under Orochimaru, Kimimaro found purpose in his life as he desired to ensure the continuation of his master's dreams and ambitions. He guessed Gaara wasn't a close combat fighter, recognising the difficulty of bringing Gaara to close range. Tayuya | He was again mentioned by Jugo in Episode 47. When he activates the second stage of the seal, Kimimaro drastically changes in appearance and becomes even stronger with thicker skin. As he wandered aimlessly, he was found by Orochimaru, one of the legendary Sannin, who took Kimimaro under his wing and made him into one of his most powerful followers.
The Shirogane Three, Shikotsumyaku (Kekkei Genkai; Bone Maniplation). Karin | Kimimaro's activated Cursed Seal of Earth.
When Kimimaro heard that he was now useless, he began to weep for his inability to serve Orochimaru. Kimimaro's abilities made him well suited for close-range combat fighting, demonstrating tremendous taijutsu skills combined with equally impressive speed, agility, and dexterity.
The former allowed him to manipulate his osteoblast and osteoclast cells, allowing him to manipulate his skeletal structure as a weapon and forms new bones at will.
Demonic Statue of the Outer Path | Kimimaro was characterised by his pale skin, vivid green eyes, angular facial features, two scarlet dots on his forehead which all the members of his clan possessed, and shoulder-length white hair, which he wore divided down the middle on his head (distinguished by an atypical 'zigzag' hair parting) with two separate partings on either side of his face. When in his Level 2 form, Kimimaro's appearance was similar to that of a dinosaur, with dark grey skin, dark black eye sclerae, yellow eye irises, sharp teeth, six large bone spines protruding out of his back, a long bone-spiked tail and two dark black curved like markings under his eyes — one under each eye and two as elongated eyebrows — one above each eye.
Kimimaro as he appears in Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals.
He then used his two-part dance to restrain and kill Gaara, but it couldn't break his ultimate defence. After his reincarnation, he kept himself from being sealed away and slaughtered many enemies until Itachi Uchiha had Kabuto release the Impure World Reincarnation. You are also leaving out the fact that Kimimaro was dying worst then Itachi. Danzō Shimura | Most of Kimimaro's actions in the series, prior to his appearance in the Sasuke Recovery Mission, are exclusive to the anime. Unlike the rest of his clan, Kimimaro didn't have a particular interest in fighting or killing and saw his abilities only as a means to be of use to others. Gaara and Lee avoid being killed by creating a small sand cloud to sit on and Kimimaro emerged to try and finish the two. © 1999-2020 Neo Era Media Inc. All rights reserved. Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!! He seemed to be quite prideful yet foolish, as he declared war against the much more military organised Kirigakure in order to prove their clan's superiority, while ordering Kimimaro not to over-think it and just follow his own instincts.
Aoi Rokushō | Kimimaro combined his Shikotsumyaku and taijutsu capabilities to form many deadly "dances". Kabuto Yakushi attempted to cure Kimimaro, but to no avail due to Kimimaro's unique structure and lack of medical information on his clan. Kimimaro also had a very strong determination and endurance, as when his failing body would be physically impossible to move, he managed to force it through sheer willpower and still proved to be a deadly opponent. Kimimaro has high strength, speed, agility, and durability and uses several dances, moves that combine his taijutsu and Shikotsumyaku.
As the leader of the Kaguya clan, he was just as barbaric and battle-loving as most of them. Suigetsu Hōzuki |
Kimimaro decided that his purpose then was to ensure Orochimaru's continued existence and to bring him the body of Sasuke Uchiha, his replacement, as a way to prove his loyalty to Orochimaru and, in his eyes, give his "worthless" existence some "value".
Kimimaro then tried to kill Naruto, but before he could, he was attacked by Rock Lee, who he became more interested in fighting.
Kimimaro saw Lee as a stronger opponent than Naruto. Tales of a Gutsy Ninja ~Jiraiya Ninja Scroll~ Part 2.
Using these two things together, Kimimaro managed to overcome an immensely powerful opponent like Gaara, albeit at the cost of having great difficulty. As a child, he was more gentle despite his natural talent for combat and unique abilities which made him the strongest of his clan, as seen from him not wanting to hurt others he had no involvement with, and his interest in flowers. Naruto Uzumaki is the protagonist of the Naruto series and easily one of the strongest shinobi to ever exist.
Having underestimated their opponents' defences, they were slaughtered, with Kimimaro the sole survivor. Kimimaro was later revived by Kabuto for the Fourth Shinobi World War and eventually became part of a group that included Chiyo and Hanzō. Having underestimated their opponents' defences, they were slaughtered, with Kimimaro the sole survivor. He managed to track down Tayuya with the casket Sasuke was in and ordered her to kill some of the Konoha ninjas, threatening to kill her if she refused. After Kimimaro told Gaara of his faith that he would live on through Orochimaru after he died, Gaara mocked his faith in Orochimaru and burried Kimimaro 200 meters in the ground. Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki | In addition, Kimimaro was very talented with kenjutsu, wielding his bone sword with great skills to deflect shuriken and stab with such speed that he can create afterimages to confuse his opponents before delivering a killing strike. Like many others of Orochimaru's closest followers, Kimimaro was given a cursed seal, which granted him tremendous power.  Even near death, Kimimaro's power could frighten the normally-arrogant Tayuya and battle Naruto, Lee, and Gaara consecutively without actually being defeated by them. Kimimaro saw Gaara as a stronger opponent than Lee, his sand being a strong defense. Third was that he rarely showed any emotion other than surprise, except in moments relating to his ideals as seen when Gaara's insulting of his faith in Orochimaru caused him to become enraged before his death or when he sadly discovered his usefulness to Orochimaru has become lost forever. Kimimaro worked with the Sound Four for a while afterwards (who renamed themselves the Sound Five because of the extra member), dressing in similar attire as they did.