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Author has written 6 stories for Naruto.
World's Own Mistake - The Great Five Nations is out for Naruto and Sasuke's blood; They won Akatsuki's war didn't they? All that was left was the death of a beaten Uchiha, the last Uchiha, Because of conflicted morals he had to decide between his loyalty to Konoha and his bond with his Brother... Now Ten years later Naruto must raise his own army to combat the Great Five Nations themselves. His heart continued to break, "... This isn't what I wanted." "This isn't about you anymore Naruto-kun." NarutoxHinata
"Hn. I can't turn my back on you now, I do owe you my life after all. After all this is over, I wish for one final rematch."
Konoha's Seductive Plague - Something is unleashed upon Konoha, something that brings out a feeling from within an individual, something that no one is ever willing to recognize. It shadowed their village and like a plague, one by one people were being infected. Naruto's the only one immune? Was it because of the Fox? He is the only one that could ever hope to return the people back to normal, but the question is, would he want to? Naruto x ?
"I... I can't, please don't make me. I couldn't even think such a thing..."
Warning: Not for the easily offended; disgusted; angered.
Future Shinobi - You'd think, that after finally graduating Highschool, getting a stable job and a girlfriend, that he'd finally catch a break. His father? Never knew him. Mother? Never heard of her. Godfather Jiraiya? A shinobi within Tokyo that had been hiding Naruto's true identity from a cult of beasts who believed themselves to be Gods. My Kami, Shinobi do exist? What do they want with him, he wasn't cut out for this. A war between Ninja, Beasts and Demons under his very own nose, and now they were all depending on the blood that ran through his veins. NarutoxHinata
"We're in a war, and weather you like it or not your going to have to fight in it. You need to learn the ways of a Shinobi, because if these Bijuu get they're hands on you, you'll be gutted and sacrificed to the Juubi. Your blood is all that matters to turn the tides brat."
Life On The Set -Falling to his knees he picked her up, "Sasuke! I'll never forgive you!" Naruto declared. Sasuke stared, "You are no match for me-" "Cut, Cut, Cut! Dammit, your killing me Sasuke!" The Director yelled. Sakura's seemingly lifeless body sighed in frustration... It was hard being an actor... Naruto
"Honestly, this Hinata Hyuuga character isn't really my kinda thing. Way too damn shy, if anything me and Sakura's roles should be reversed, pfft. Hey Naruto-Kun, let's go grab a drink."
Lavender's Rose - "Whoa, that was so Awesome -Tebayo!"... Most people would think I'm blind due to the accident and with the way my eyes look and I've worked hard into making them think so too, but the truth was it enhanced my senses, gave me an ability that was almost superhuman. I needed to hide this secret, but with the crime rate so high in my city how can I sit back, and yet I don't want to put my family in harm by my actions. What to do with this gift in the large city of Konoha? If only I had a costume... I could be: The Lavender Rose. Naruto x Hinata
"Konoha is my city. I prowled the rooftops at night, within my heart I shall provide justice against those who call themselves criminals. Forever with my oath... A Gentle Rose."
OOC's So Far
Name: Takaya Habira (Sexual Seductress Specialist)
Clan Leader: Agari Kaisen
Status: Traitor/Rogue Ninja
Clan Technique: Kao Utsushi no Jutsu (Face Stealing Technique)
Favorite Technique: Shinjou Manten Seizon No Jutsu (Embodyment of The Perfect Being Technique) - This Jutsu involves a use of Psychic ability to look into the recipient's deepest desires on the subject of women. After reading the person's mind, the user is able to transform her body into the preference of the person: Changing their Facial features, Hair design, Skin color, Height, Weight, Bust, waist, thighs, and muscles, physical abilities, and personality.
The only features of the user that doesn't change is her Hair color, Eye color, and voice. This Jutsu does not work on Pedophile's, Straight girls, Gay men, Insane people, Genjutsu specialists, Psychic specialists, or Jinchurriki's. The length of this Jutsu can last to Five days maximum, but the user may disable the technique anytime she wishes, after use the user can't re-use technique for a full day on the same person. This technique alters and protects her body from anything that comes of consequence to sex, kissing, or any other intimate action, although she can still be injured, and hurt. She will not catch diseases, or get pregnant. Only in her normal body can she catch something.
Ultimate Technique: Seiteki Kansen No Jutsu (Sexual Infection Technique) - A Jutsu that she is only able to use once a year, one that she doesn't wish to use at all because of the effects it does to her body. This technique, upon sharing some type of her body fluid with the recipient, be it blood, saliva, or sexual fluids, the recipient's sexual arousal is brought to the surface full force, s/he is not being controlled as they are completely aware of their actions, but the yearning for some type of sexual contact will be almost unbearable, going to the nearest attractive person in their perspective, male or female, they'll try to begin sexual intercourse. If the person's blood, saliva, or sexual fluids makes contact with another's then they too will be affected.
Almost like a plague sexual arousals are brought out once having been in contact with the infected's fluid. Takaya does not like to use this technique as it render's her body completely human, unable to perform even the basic of shinobi tasks she is now nothing but a regular civilian perhaps even weaker than that, it will last for a month before her abilities return to her. As for the technique itself, it's shown to wear off eventually after the affected's been completely exhausted to where they need medical assitance.
Currently she is working on a way to either lessen the time her abilities can return to her, or create a Jutsu to halt her sexual infection technique on the people who's been affected.
Explanation: Wanting to better herself, she created her own variation of the clan technique, and made it better, and overall more powerful, bringing her to the realization of how weak her clan actually was, leading her to resent her clan's reputation.
Speciality: Seduction, Sex, Illusion, Psychic Techniques, Genjutsu, Taijutsu
Bio: Takaya is considered a Thief as she was never registered as a ninja. She is a woman who gets what she wants through seduction, and looks; through this she gains Jutsu, techniques, money and anything she is able to get her hands on. No one really knows what she looks like because she can change her looks, but if anyone could identify her then they'd see that her hair always remains Teal no matter the design. Normally her Teal hair is long with small curls (Similar to Kurenai Yuuhi's); Purple eyes; Supple C-cups and topped off with an hourglass figure.
Profile: Upon her birth, Agari noticed that she had a special ability that had never been apart of the Kedouin clan before. Agari noticed that she had a strange psychic ability, she was a prodigy of sorts upon growing up as she expressed an avid interest in anything decieving the mind, but also showing that she cared alot about her body. She was gifted with Psychic abilities similar to a Yamanaka, Learned all of the Kedouin techniques within a year, strong with Genjutsu, adept at Taijutsu and she was also the most beautiful clan member to have been born, she was truly the strongest and greatest Kedouin member; one might say the Gods blessed her infinitely.
But with her beauty and talent, she possesed a sharp mind, and she found herself glued to world of perversion after realizing how easy it was to manipulate men and females to get the things she wanted.
Her Kedouin clan possessed none of her interests, to add insult the majority of the clan were males, weak, and brainless.
Takaya was... disgusted with what her clan represented, being weak, hiding behind other's peoples faces, and not having much of a reputation to begin with. So she decided to eliminate her clan, but a few survived and managed to escape. Now she hunts for them, believing that with her the only remaining Kedouin she can start anew and build a clan that could match the status of a Hyuuga or even a Yamanaka. Denouncing the Kedouin name, she took up the last name Habira, a word she found that she often screamed upon orgasm. A known, and yet unknown traitor among her remaining clan and the shinobi world.
She is a renound theif, and yet no one really knows what she looks like aside from her hair and eye color.
魔法-Ninjutsu-Art of The Ninja
戦い-Taijutsu-Art of The Body
幻想-Genjutsu-Art of Illusions
刀-Kenjutsu-Art of The Sword
禁制の-Kinjutsu-Art of The Forbidden
目-Doujutsu-Art of The Eyes
シール-Fuuinjutsu-Art of The Seals
賢人-Senjutsu-Art of The Sage
人形-Kujutsu-Art of The Puppets
秘密-Hijutsu-Art of Secrets
兵器-Akijutsu-Art of The Weapons
Haku was indeed a male, but that's where Fanfiction comes in, and if Haku is ever a female in any of my fics, this here will be my reasoning.
Haku is a girl? or boy?
Here we go again! You knew it was coming, and here it is. This is a debate about the ever-popular issue of Haku's true gender. If you have already made up your mind on the issue and refuse to listen to the other side, then don't bother reading because you are hard headed and no amount of proof will convince you. This goes for those who think Haku is a girl as well.
No posts only stating “Haku is a boy/girl get over it”, or something like that. This is a topic meant for discussion.
The debate is divided into two sides: The Geishaku and the Hakubuki, which are terms I made up myself. The Geishaku are the “Girl Haku” side and the term is derived from Geisha Haku. The Hakubuki are the “Boy Haku” side and the term is derived from Haku Kabuki. Clever, I know.
There are some references to sexuality in this post, but it is by no means graphic or inappropriate. Still, if you are not comfortable with reading such content, then please do not read the topic.
Flaming is not necessary or wanted in this topic. This is not an issue to get so worked up about. I've seen people get worked up over a lot less. Believe it!
The basic outline of this topic's first post is that I will disprove the popular theory, or at least cast a considerable shadow of a doubt on it.
Why is there even an argument?
By the way
Haku had been a girl
Zabuza calls Haku a “kid”.
What was Zabuza’s take on all of this?
The Smoking Gun
The reason why most people think that Haku is a boy is because she is referred to as a boy by almost every character that is connected to her (be it through comradeship or through rivalry). The foremost reason however is because Haku refers to herself as a boy. While most fans simply accept this and move on, there is actually much more evidence to suggest the contrary is true.
Why is there even an argument?
Meaning, aren’t all of the references to Haku being a boy undeniable proof that she is one? The answer is clearly no, because this issue is not so cut and dry as one might think. First, let’s take a look at why people think Haku is a boy. The main, and perhaps only reason is because of the references to her being a boy. That is it. Haku looks nothing like a boy. In fact, Haku is described by the series to be more beautiful than Sakura, the series’ flagship heroine. Therefore, if we can prove that there is a possibility that those references are inaccurate, the theory will become less likely to be correct.
Before this however, we must ask ourselves what would prove one theory or the other to be correct.
1. Most obviously the sight of the physical traits of the respective gender on Haku while she is either dead, unconscious, or in a situation where transformation jutsus could not have been present (i.e. while a sharingah was active and on her since it can detect when jutsus are being used, or when such a jutsu would be impossible to preform or maintain).
2. Haku showing sexual attraction toward someone. Simply put: If Haku shows sexual attraction to females, then Haku is a boy. If Haku shows sexual attraction to males, then Haku is a girl. Of course this only works on the basis that Haku is heterosexual, but this is a series that is geared toward younger audiences. So Haku being homosexual is very unlikely, especially since Haku is about 15 years old in the series and especially since there are higher standards in America for kid shows. The heterosexual attraction is the most logical conclusion since it is also the most common type of attraction (especially in the Naruto series). Anyone claiming that Haku's sexual attraction does not matter to this issue must also prove that a homosexual attraction is possible and likely, since that would be the only proof that would make it not matter.
3. Reference to gender by characters outside of Haku’s present role. For example, Haku’s flashback in the anime presents Haku’s mother. If the mother were to call Haku a girl, then that would settle that. The same may not be true for the alternative reference of “boy” since it is a flashback being told by one who uses “boy” for self-reference. It would depend on how the flashback is portrayed. If it comes from Haku’s point of view and is told to someone else, then it could be altered in that way to support Haku’s present day role of being a boy. If the flashback were actually the past being told by the series itself or through narrative style (retcon), then any reference would be canon and correct. Also, if Haku were to remember the reference through introspection and not through revealing it to anyone, then any reference would be canon and correct.
4. Clear statements by the writer(s) of the series. Obviously they are the ones to listen to if you want to know something about a series.
Now, I have found at least one of these that prove Haku was most definitely a girl, but like I said, I will first disprove the popular theory.
If Haku had been a girl, why did she call herself a boy?
A few explanations exist for this fact and most work together as one theory. The first and most likely is that she does this to conceal her identity and protect herself from being easily tracked down by the true tracker ninja. This way, the target known to the trackers as Haku would be a boy that dressed like a girl, rather than a girl that dressed like a girl, or perhaps the description was not that detailed. Perhaps they were hunting for Zabuza and a boy, period. This means that while Haku is without the mask, she was a lot less suspicious because she truly did look like a girl. Suppose that Zabuza and Haku did not die on the bridge but instead escaped from Kakashi and the students. What would Kakashi and his students have told any trackers that could have questioned them? Exactly what they thought, which was that Haku was a boy. They may have also added that Haku dressed like a girl, but if they did, Haku would have the “credentials” to prove that she was not a boy. That is why it makes more sense for Haku to give her enemies false information about her.
To support this theory, we must remember one of Haku’s codes of life, or nindo. Deception. Deceiving the enemy is how Haku was introduced. Therefore, isn’t it likely that calling herself a boy is just another deception? Think about this. Haku called herself a tracker and said that she had been tracking Zabuza for some time waiting for a chance to take him down, but did that automatically make her a tracker ninja or make anything she said the truth? No.
Now lets look at this from the other perspective. Let us assume in this paragraph that Haku was a boy. He dressed like a girl to throw of the trackers and likely any opponent as well. Why then would Haku reveal to the opponent that he is a boy and not a girl? What reason could there be for this? Anyone who hears this can report to the trackers that Haku is a boy that looked and dressed like a girl. Haku’s cover would be blown. Such a person would be easier to track down. So now I hope you are getting a better idea of where the Geishaku (Girl Haku theorists) are coming from.
Another consistent theory works under the possibility that Haku did not want boys to hit on her, but this is because she had eyes for only one man, namely Zabuza. Therefore the self-reference of being a boy was not based on relationships with strangers. Instead this was based on her relationship with Zabuza. You may be asking how Haku’s pretending to be a boy actually helps her relationship with Zabuza. This is actually very simple, and such a concept could indeed help their relationship.
this depicts Zabuza stating that what he really needed was not consolation or encouragement but rather a weapon or a tool, as Haku interrupts and suggests in another strip. Therefore, Haku thinking of herself as Zabuza’s female companion would be less productive than thinking of herself as a tool. To do this, referring to her as a male could actually be a way of eliminating the gender differences and any possible sexual tension between them. In this way Haku changed in order to please Zabuza and make him more comfortable, which was her primary goal after joining up with him.
Along with this theory I also submit the concept of self loathing. This means that Haku resented her female gender to a certain extent.
In this strip, Haku is telling Naruto about her childhood. When the bloodline trait was discovered within Haku it made her an outcast. She was feared and hated for her bloodline trait. Zabuza took her in and gave her life purpose, hence the sentimental statement “I was so happy!!” in the last image.
Haku definitely had some feeling for Zabuza because he desired what everyone else rejected her for.
Having been beaten by Naruto, Haku requested death when she discovered that she had not become a tool that could protect Zabuza. After that purpose was taken away, Haku stood ready to accept death, knowing that Zabuza only used her for that purpose.
Now the thing to notice here is that in these instances, Haku stopped referring to herself as a boy. Instead she referred to herself as a person. This is an instance of Haku reverting back to the truth. There is simply no reason to refer to her past self as a “person” when the one being told the story is already under the impression that this person is a boy. This is also the case in the Japanese manga and anime.
Haku is going back to being her true self. Why? It is because her present role had been taken away. She had been forced back into the state that she was in before meeting Zabuza, which was seen as worthless AND human, moreover, a person who was not a boy.
Another point to bring up is that Haku did not refer to herself as a boy to Zabuza. She called herself his weapon and she also called herself a kid in the anime and manga.
Now, the main problem in the Hakubuki theory is that Haku told Naruto that she was a boy. You may ask how that could do anything but help that theory let alone hinder it. This is because if Haku had been a boy, then when Haku told Naruto that she was a boy it would not make any sense, and it would be a contradiction of the facts in the series. First of all, it would contradict Haku's nindo, which was to deceive the enemy, not tell them the truth. Second, it would contradict the efforts to look like a girl. Obviously had Haku been a boy, Haku's appearance as a girl would have been a disguise. Yet the disguise and all effort to present and maintain it would be contradicted and made worthless by revealing the true gender. Third, this would put Haku at great risk of being discovered as Zabuza's partner, and it would give Naruto true information to pass on to any trackers that could have questioned him. This is why Haku telling Naruto the truth does not make sense in the context of the series.
So there is one reference to being a boy down, and two to go. The second set of references belongs to Kakashi. The Hakubukies could argue that Kakashi is a credible source or judge of character because of his experience and sharingan. However, to claim such a thing would be false. First of all, there is no evidence that the sharingan reveals another person’s gender, despite evidence that it allows one to manipulate another’s actions. Second, Kakashi made the mistake of assuming that Haku was a tracker when she obviously was not. Therefore, Kakashi is not a credible source. His first impression of Haku could have been nothing but a common assumption that was perhaps based on factors that were also been meant to deceive opponents. Or perhaps Kakashi could not tell what gender Haku was, so he just went with the generic assumption of her being a male, since there are statistically more male ANBU than female.
Also, Kakashi's references to Haku being a boy are contradicted by Naruto's references to Haku being a girl. Naruto called Haku “sis” or “lady”, so Naruto's unbiased impression of Haku was that she was female. We cannot regard Kakashi's opinion and not Naruto's, neither in context of the series or outside the context of the series as a real life hint to Haku's gender. This contradiction could in fact be an effort to maintain the mystery behind Haku's true gender.
The third set of references is from Zabuza. Notice in the flashback, as depicted above, Zabuza called Haku a “kid”. All other references to Haku being a boy could easily be dismissed as Zabuza encouraging the misguided belief that Haku was a boy, which was the belief that everyone else in the series held.
As for the numerous references to being a boy by Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto, they can all be outright dismissed as conclusions drawn from Haku’s deception and Kakashi's assumption.
Some try to argue that Haku was a boy with feminine features but because the suggestion is baseless, the example of Haku meeting Naruto in the woods is brought up. When Haku bent forward to check on Naruto, they say that cleavage cannot be seen. The reason cleavage cannot be seen is simply because Haku did not have large breasts. By the same token, I cannot say that Haku was a girl just because she had no Adam’s apple (or that one could not be seen). This is because some males do not have Adam's apples that stick out or are always visible.
Haku could have in fact had small breasts, since such a thing could have been in her genetics. Her mother is a good example of this.
Her mother had small breasts, even though she was an adult. Haku, since she was only fifteen, may not have been one to develop until adulthood.
Another possibility is that Haku had breasts but they were simply not visible in that one scene. Anyway, it is a lame argument to say that Haku had no breasts just because they cannot be seen. The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Haku's appearance is perhaps the second strongest argument for the Geishaku, and this is because Haku looked exactly like a girl. Haku was drawn with the same art style or character design used to draw female characters, Haku also has long hair, feathered eyelashes, painted finger and toenails, girl clothing, and platform sandals.
Granted, it does not take a girl to dress like a girl and any boy could do the same thing, but why would a boy want to do that? Like before, if Haku were a boy and went through all the trouble to look like a girl, why outright state that “he” was really a boy? Also, why would a person like Zabuza let a boy that dressed as a girl be his partner? Of course it would still be for the bloodline trait, but I mean why wouldn’t Zabuza order a boy to dress like one? Yes, in the looks department, Haku was most definitely a girl. The issue with Zabuza leads us into the next point.
What was Zabuza’s take on all of this? New evidence
Zabuza may have called Haku a boy because that was what she was trained as. Haku was taught and raised as a male shinobi by Zabuza. In combination with the “no sexual tension” theory above, Zabuza probably felt better about himself thinking of Haku as a boy so he would not have to go easy on Haku during training. In other words, he treated her as someone who could take more than the average kunoichi (girl ninja). This allowed him to teach Haku everything he knew, as he said in one episode.
Another good theory is that some ninja may overestimate a kunoichi’s abilities since they assume their chakra makes up for their lack of physical strength. Perhaps seeing what is thought to be a boy dressed like a girl makes some opponents take Haku as a joke, just as Gatou’s bodyguards did. Then there is the theory that it is all to protect Haku’s identity, which I mentioned earlier.
Now, in the end of the Land of Waves saga Zabuza dies next to Haku but not before revealing some feelings that some could consider feelings one would only have for someone they loved. Now of course love is not bound to mates or spouses, and Zabuza may have seen Haku as his own child, but the way the scene is portrayed in the anime strongly suggests that there was more between the two besides ownership and servitude. The manga went even further when Naruto revealed Haku’s feelings to Zabuza, or at least what he gathered from his conversation with her.
Judging by Haku’s expressions and tear shedding in the strips before that, this love that Naruto spoke of was much deeper than that felt for a big brother or father. Haku believed in Zabuza and making his dream come true. That was the kind of dedication and admiration that you would only see from a wife figure or a consort.
Now for some new evidence that was not in my last topic. This next image tells us exactly how Zabuza felt about Haku.
This is the image of Haku that Zabuza recalled to memory shortly before his death! This proves that Zabuza did have some degree of love for Haku. Not only this, but it proves something else. It proves that before death, the image that he recalled to memory of Haku was not the one that could be seen as a boy. It was not the “boy” that he trained to be a killer. It was in fact the Haku that Naruto saw as a girl, and this image proves that Zabuza remembered Haku for who she truly was, a FEMALE!!
Now for The Smoking Gun section.
The Smoking Senbon New evidence
By the way, senbon is what Haku used as weapons, which is why I got creative just now. Anyway, the evidence I found falls under number two of my above list. Haku showed sexual attraction to a certain MALE, which means the opposite sex of that would be female! Haku was a GIRL, not a boy!
This is from the manga, and this follows the strip of Zabuza being saved from the battle with Kakashi. Zabuza asked why Haku did not simply throw the needles into less vital areas of the body that would have produced the same temporary death state. Haku replied by saying that she did not want to scar his “beautiful body” (“flawless body” in the anime), and she did this while blushing. This is quite obviously the final nail in the Hakubuki theory’s coffin.
I suppose you could still argue that Haku was a boy, but not without also arguing that “he”, and Zabuza by default were gay. So I guess it comes down to the choice between thinking that a cartoon geared toward kids has gay characters or normal characters. Zabuza and Haku were better than that, as were the writers, and it would not make any sense if these two characters were gay because it would not fit the facts of the series at all. Believe it!
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