The Maelstrom Overlord
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or Overlord.
A/N: this is a rewrite of the previous fanfic I did in the past, with the help of Hakkyou no Yami with ideas for it.
Once upon a time, there lays a great evil domain ruled by an evil ruler called the Overlord. During his years he ruled the nation with an iron fist. Humans were enslaved and bow down to submission to him and worship him like a god. But despite this he is still human when his domain has ended, the peasants rebelled against him as they use their farming tools as weapons and learned how to be one of the elements and use 3 arts of combat known as Jutsus. Those 3 kinds of Jutsu are known as Taijutsu: the art of hand-to-hand combat, Genjutsu: the art of illusions and finally Ninjutsu: the art of elemental magic. The humans learned those 3 arts and also gain ability to use a combination of spiritual and physical energy known as "Chakra"
The peasants became warriors known as "Shinobi", the Shinobi rebel against the Overlord with their new forms of Combat of being one of the elements and manipulating them willingly. The Overlord is at war against the leaders of the rebels known as the 5 Kages of the Shinobi. The Overlord's armies admit defeat and left their master and went into hiding, the Overlord himself is too arrogant to admit defeat that he shattered he summoned a colossal chaotic force that would eliminate the rebels. The force is known as the Biju. The Biju caused major destruction to villages and lands with their demonic powers, but the 9 demons were defeated by skilled shinobi with the art of Fuinjutsu: art of sealing as they are imprisoned into 9 human sacrifices known as "Jinchuriki". The Overlord was angry at this that he personally battles the 5 leaders of the rebellions along with the founders of new formed Shinobi Clans.
The Overlord was sadly defeated by the 5 Kages and the shinobi clan leaders, but he escaped with shame and was never heard of again. The dark reign of the Overlord has ended but evil still remains like a terrible cancer. The lust of power consumed the 5 Kages as they have the Jinchurikis and they decided to keep the Jinchuriki for themselves. The 5 Kages started fighting one another for the power that the Overlord tried to use against them. Their fighting split them into 5 parts and so did the Shinobi clans who allied themselves to the Kages, those fights grew into wars known as the Great Shinobi wars, they had 3 great shinobi wars, trying to be the most superior of all. During the wars, the Kages started their own domain known as Hidden Villages. The names of the villages are represented by the environments they are built in.
Konoha, village hidden in the leaves was built in dense forests.
Suna, village hidden in the sand was built in harsh deserts.
Kiri, village hidden in the mist was built surrounded in thick mists.
Iwa, village hidden in the stones was built around canyons.
Kumo, village hidden in the clouds was built on peaks of mountains above clouds.
Those 5 ninja villages are the main powers of the Shinobi Nations, ruled by the Kages known by other names of their represented village.
The most famous of those Kages is Hashirama Senju, the Shodai Hokage. He has a jutsu known as a Kekkei Genkai or Bloodline trait that gives him the ability to use Wood affinity jutsus. His gift was used to defeat one of the 9 Biju known as the Kyuubi no Kitsune. The Kyuubi was defeated by the Shodai Hokage and sealed inside his wife named Mito Uzumaki, the marriage was just a political one just to form an alliance the Uzumaki Clan and the Senju Clan. Not to mention possession of the Kyuubi as Mito is the first Jinchuriki of the beast, their relationship weavers as Hashirama only sees her as a tool to make his village superior, he even used her to eliminate the co-founder Madara Uchiha so he can have full control of the Uchiha Clan.
The so called good is just another form of evil…but there is only one source of great evil in this world. That evil is the Overlord himself, but unfortunately as the years pass he starts to age and unfortunately his body starts to degrade as he learned and used a form of forbidden ninja arts to keep him temporally alive until a successor is called for. The Overlord focuses on at the village known as Konoha because the rebellion was mainly lead by the Shodai Hokage himself and he would rather use someone in Konoha to destroy the village and the other 4 hidden villages. He had many potential candidates to become his successor but they failed his test. Madara Uchiha was the first one as his hidden hatred of Hashirama Senju interests him, but he failed the test as he his evil isn't strong enough to prove his worth of being the next Overlord.
The Overlord tested many potential candidates but they showed the same results and disappointed him.
Snake Sannin Orochimaru
Even Madara's descendant Sasuke Uchiha
Not one of them was chosen to be his successor and sadly his time is drawing near and he fears for worst that his goal will not be successful…
Until he found a successful candidate and true successor, this is the story of that successor and how came to be…the Maelstrom Overlord.
Naruto Uzumaki, Konoha's pariah and newly formed Genin is returning from his mission with his teammates Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno and their Jonin Instructor Kakashi Hatake. The mission was to escort a bridge builder back home and defend him from a corrupted businessman named Gato and a hired rouge ninja/ mercenary named Zabuza and his accomplice named Haku. The mission was normally ranked C but it turned into a B rank mission. The team nearly died there, those ninja were trained killers and they show no mercy to them, they were lucky to be alive but sadly Zabuza and Haku weren't as they found out that they were being betrayed by their client because of his greed. Zabuza killed the bastard but died shortly after but no doubt that he'll be in the afterlife with his companion who sacrificed her life to save him from the hands of Naruto's sensei Kakashi.
This mission helped Naruto understand what it means to be a ninja; ninjas are bred for battle as the nation is at war. A war of supremacy and every ninja is trained to serve their village until their death, Zabuza and Haku were prime examples of this, so is Kakashi as he showed his Sharingan in his scarred left eye to the enemy.
"Alright, that'll be all for now" said Kakashi to his 3 students "return home and rest, we'll start our training first thing in the morning"
"Hai" said the 3 Genin as they return home
The team are dismissed to their homes as Kakashi vanishes in a swirl of leaves to report to mission to the Hokage of Konoha, Hiruzen Sarutobi.
Naruto is heading back to his apartment to rest; the streets of Konoha aren't friendly for a blond genin with orange jumpsuits as the neighbourhood isn't friendly either. To be honest mostly everyone in Konoha isn't nice to him, especially his teammates and Sensei. Naruto could tell that Kakashi hates him despite his face covered by a mask, Sakura keeps beating him up and rejecting him and Sasuke is being a jerk to him. The reason of this is because he was used as a sacrifice to seal the Kyuubi that attacked this village nearly 13 years ago. Naruto heard about the news that he was a Jinchuriki when he was tricked by a chunnin named Mizuki of stealing a forbidden scroll. But he was glad that Iruka doesn't see him as a monster and graduated him as a genin…although the expression on Iruka's face look fake since Naruto also used a faked expression on his face to hide his true face from others because he does not want to feel vulnerable to everyone now that he's a Genin of Konoha.
He arrives at his apartment; it was vandalized and broken in. Naruto sighed as it's not the first time it happened. This happens in his 9 years of his life since he was kicked out of the orphanage at a young age and the Hokage helped him find a home to live in since Naruto learned to survive at a young age. He keeps wondering who was is mother and why isn't she here, he asked the Hokage about is mother but got no answer, he wonders if she abandoned him because she saw in him like the other's see…or perhaps she died and no record of her was made. Villagers say that she was just a whore that sold her body for drugs and abandoned him…others say that she hated him and left for dead. Naruto stayed strong and kept his emotions in check because he wanted people to see him strong and respected as he has a dream to become Hokage. People look up to the Hokage and respect them as heroes, basically because they are. The Hokage because Naruto's inspiration of becoming a ninja and one day he too will become a Hokage.
Naruto cleaned up the mess in his vandalised apartment, harsh graffiti was painted on the walls, obviously meaning of Naruto's cruel fate of being a Jinchuriki of the Kyuubi. He wondered why he was chosen to be the beast's vessel. He had no family, no answers of his questions he asked for 12 years of his life. He keeps wondering why this is happening to him, perhaps he'll earn Konoha's respect and one day they'll see him as a hero like the 4 Hokage's of Konoha.
A storm broke out around the hidden village; everyone is inside as the rain heavily pours down on Konoha. Shops are closed and so are the houses, guards are still in their posts around the walls that secure the village, the storm would be used as an advantage for invaders and enemy ninjas from rival villages that aren't allied to Konoha. The storm is harsh and dangerous to everyone as lightning flashes blindly and striking at trees surrounding the village.
At the mountains behind Konoha, lies a hidden cave with a view watching over the village. Inside the cave is an old hooded man with a huge crystal orb that he uses as a viewing orb that the Hokage uses but in this one he sees all, hears all and senses all. The view he is looking at is an image of Naruto sleeping in his wrecked apartment, the hooded man moves his gauntlet-clad hands over the orb and looks carefully with his glowing white eyes over his ragged dark hood.
"Yes…he could be the one" said the hooded man as he watches the image of Naruto sleeping in the bed "the one I am looking for. Konoha did a really foolish thing, of all of my year searching for a successor many, have failed my test. But this one…hmmm, he doesn't look much but appearances can be deceiving. I'll probably test him as well…*cough*, yes I'll test him, if my predictions are correct, my search is finished. The Hokage is gonna start the Chunnin exams within the week, I'll use that to test this young lad"
The hooded figure turns away from the crystal orb and heads for the library lit with dim lanterns.
"I tests many candidates and everyone I taught have failed" said the hooded figure as he pull out a book and opens it "Madara Uchiha, Danzo Shimura, the Snake Sannin Orochimaru, even young Sasuke Uchiha, none of them have what it takes to be my heir. But this lad…he's special, I known it"
The hooded man skims through the book; the book contains information about the citizens of Konoha and ninjas. He then found a page he is looking for and starts reading. For over 100 years he has every information about the citizens and ninjas of Konoha, how he got that information is a mystery.
"Naruto Uzumaki" said the hooded man "date of birth: October 10th, family: Kushina Uzumaki (mother), Minato Namikaze (father). Sandaime Jinchuriki of the Kyuubi no Kitsune, bloodline: Rapid healing, inhuman stamina and charka reserves."
The hooded man closed the book and grinned under the shadows of his hood.
"Fascinating" said the hooded man "truly fascinating, who knew a child like him could possess great potential, let's just hope he passes his test."
Few days later
Team 7 are at their training grounds, Kakashi is usually late at the meeting but that is normal and the team got use to it, well most of them.
"Yo" said Kakashi
"YOU'RE LATE!" shouts Sakura
"Sorry, an old lady needed to cross the street so I assist her" lied Kakashi as he say is lame excuses of being late.
The 3 genin sweatdrops at their silver haired masked Jonin sensei for making such a lame excuse.
"Anyway, the Hokage has announced that the Chuunin Exams will start in a few weeks" said Kakashi as he pulls out 3 sheets of paper and give each of them to his Genin students. "Sign these application forms and give them to be before the exams, the exams start within a few days so use those days to think about it. Anyway that is all for now, meeting adjourned"
After that, Team 7 is once again dismissed and left in their separate ways.
Naruto is heading home and thinking of entering the Chunnin exams, he is in deep thought that he doesn't notice the angry eyes from villagers and ninjas. A few rocks and empty tin cans were thrown at Naruto but Naruto does not react despite the minor bleeding seeping down from his forehead, he took his headband at the time. Naruto sighed at this and walks away as the villagers are continuing their hateful glares and loathsome whispers about him. Naruto already knows why they hate him and he doesn't care at the moment, Naruto doesn't want to do any harm to Konoha but deep inside he wants to kick their asses to make them understand that he's just a container and not the demon itself. He respected the Hokage but truly inside he blames them for his troubled childhood is confusingly questionable, like parts of his life has been rewritten and deep down those memories aren't true to his heart.
The Hooded figure watches Naruto through the shadows of the alleyways, Naruto is unaware of his presence. The Hooded figure continues to watch the blonde and grinned under the shadows of his hood.
"It won't be long now" said the hooded figure "Let's see if you are the one I am looking for"
Few days later
Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura are at the Chunnin exams, they finished the writing test and now they are getting ready for the 2 part of the exam which takes part in a place known as the Forest of death. The other candidates are listening to the exam proctor about the second part of the Chunnin exams.
"Alright, listen up maggots" said the exam proctor named Anko Mitarashi "let me explain to you about this exam…"
Anko explained everything about the exam; this scared everyone except Naruto who just made a stubborn remark about not being afraid of a little test. Anko cut Naruto with a tossed kunai and smirked at him in a sadistic way.
"You want to bet on it, gaki?" said Anko until she noticed someone behind her, she was about to counterattack until the person is returning her kunai back. The figure is hooded figure with his face concealed by darkness, he is wearing a black ninja shorts and shirt and has a Konoha hitai-ate around his waist.
"Excuse me but you dropped your kunai" said the hooded ninja
"Thank you, fellow genin" said Anko as she took her kunai back to her. "But I advise you not to sneak up on me"
"My apologise" said the hooded figure "the sight of blood excites me and it's hard to resist"
Naruto feels a bad aura from this hooded figure who is looking at him before leaving, Naruto watches the hooded figure lean on a tree. Naruto doesn't know who's team he is from but he shook it off and listens to Anko about the rules of the exams.
"In this exam you have 5 days max to complete this exam" said Anko "You have to obtain both the earth scroll and heaven scroll…"
Naruto tries to concentrate but the hooded figure is in his mind, he looks at him and can tell that he is looking back. Naruto looks away as the hooded figure's eyes are scaring him as it's full of killer intent, the KI is causing Naruto to shudder as if he is behind him with a sharp sword us touching his neck, waiting to behead the blonde.
The terrifying sensation was blocked out as his 2 teammates are calling for him, he shook his head to clear his thoughts an heads for his team as the exams are about to start.
"Alright maggots" said Anko "The exam begins…now"
Every Genin candidate enters the forest and begin their exams to hunt down each other and obtain the second scrolls…even if they have to kill each other to obtain them. Team 7 are dashing to tree branch to tree branch into the deepest part of the forest. Naruto hasn't seen the Hooded figure enter the forest but he tries not to think about it and focus on the exams.
A team of Kuso ninjas are hopping to branch to branch, one of them is licking her lips in a creepy way and chuckles in a sinister way.
"Kukuku, soon I'll get you…Sasuke" said the Kuso ninja
"Don't dream on it, Orochimaru"
The Kuso ninja team stops to see at the highest branch is the hooded figure with glowing white eyes filled with killer intent that made them shudder in fear. The 2 Kuso ninjas vanish in a poof of smoke as they are just Shadow Clones and leaving the last one alone with the Hooded figure.
"Y-You…what are you doing here?" said Orochimaru as he knows who the hood figure is
The hooded figure glares at Orochimaru and pulls out his dark sword and points it at the Snake Sannin in disguise.
"I am here on official business, you are in the way" said the hooded figure
"You're after Sasuke aren't you?" said Orochimaru
"Why would I waste what's left of my life on him?" said the Hooded figure "You can have him but first he is part of my test"
"So tell me, who is this new candidate" said Orochimaru "from all the other candidates including me, who is more suitable for the title of Overlord"
The hooded figure chuckles and said nothing, then Orochimaru used his intuition and found out.
"The Kyuubi brat" said Orochimaru "You're after the Kyuubi brat"
"That's right" said the Hooded figure "he is my new candidate and if he succeeds, he will take the throne and rule all and destroy his enemies with no hesitation"
"You are wasting your time" said Orochimaru arrogantly "that brat hasn't got an evil bone in his boy"
"That's is up to me" said the Hooded figure as he then charges for the kill "You can have Sasuke for all I care, but stay out of my way until I'm done"
The sound of metal clangs echo in the wind, everyone heard them but they assumed that everyone is battling for the scrolls. The sound reaches the entire forest for everyone to hear, including Naruto and his teammates.
"I don't like the sound of this" said Sakura as she then hear screams.
"Oh relax" said Naruto "We'll be fine, trust me…er excuse I gotta…you know"
"NO IN FRONT OF ME, YOU'RE NOT!" shouted Sakura as she bonked Naruto on the head "FIND A BUSH OR SOMETHING!"
Geez, it's not like I was gonna do it in front of everyone thought Naruto as he groaned and rub his head I do have my dignity, you know
Damn that Naruto thought Sakura until her inner conscious shouts out "THAT BAKA!"
What a dobe thought Sasuke until he sensed someone and tossed a Kunai at the direction where he sensed. "Come on out, I know you're here"
"Damn it, I was about to make an ambush attack but I was compromised by a kid"
Suddenly a ninja from Ame drops from the trees and are now armed for the kill
"No matter, we'll just take the scroll from you" said an Ame ninja
"Not in your dreams" said Sasuke as he activates his Sharingan and gets ready to attack, they then start dashing toward each other and clash their weapons at each other. They then jump back and perform handsigns, Sasuke was the first to finish and starts inhaling. "Fire Style: Phoenix flower Jutsu"
Sasuke spits out numerous fireballs from his mouth and at the Ame ninja, the Ame ninja swiftly dodges the fireballs and tosses one shuriken at the young Uchiha.
"Ninja art: Shadow Shuriken Jutsu" said the Ame ninja as one shuriken turns into dozens
But Sasuke dodges them but failed to notice that the original has a paper bomb on it.
"Gotcha" said the Ame ninja smirking in triumph until he widened his eyes as he saw not Sasuke but a blown up log "A substitution?"
Then Sasuke appeared behind the Ame ninja and slashes his back.
"GAH!" screamed the Ame ninja as he then slams a smoke bomb to the ground and makes a desperate escape "Damn you, brat. I'll get you next time"
The Ame ninja fled and was never seen again, but Sasuke still has his Sharingan activated and looked at the other direction.
"Come on out now" said Sasuke
The sound of chuckles was heard as another comes out of hiding, the Hooded figure reveals himself and stands casually infront of Sasuke and Sakura.
"Sasuke Uchiha, you've grown" said the Hooded figure
"Who are you?" said Sasuke "Are you that ninja's accomplice?"
"Cute, you think I work with a minor hidden village" said the Hooded figure "I'm not surprised that you forgotten about me, it has been 5 years after all"
"Do you know him, Sasuke?" said Sakura
"I never seen him in my life" said Sasuke "Stop trying to trick me"
"Oh I have no intention of tricking you, Sasuke" said the Hooded figure as he took out a scroll "You want this, am I right"
Sasuke and Sakura widen their eyes as that is the scroll they are looking for.
"Surrender the scroll and we might let you go" said Sasuke
"typical, you still have no intent to attack me and steal the scroll" said the Hooded man as he then pockets it into his cloak "no reason why I failed you"
"What do you mean?" said Sasuke
"5 years ago, ring any bells about that time?" said Hooded figure
"5 years…that was the time…" said Sasuke widen his eyes and looked at the Hooded figure furiously "the time when my clan was massacred"
"Correct" said the Hooded figure "unfortunately your sister weren't around at that time. I used that to see if you could become a cold dark killer with revenge in his mind…unfortunately I was wrong. You are too weak, like the other's I tested"
"Tested, what do you mean tested?" said Sasuke
"I spoke too much" said the Hooded figure "anyway I don't have to answer…to a dead man"
The Hooded Figure starts releasing his KI at the 2 Genin, Sasuke and Sakura got hit from it bad as they feel like they were having their throats slit and eyes gouged out. The sensation was terrifying as they are paralyzed with fear. The Hooded Figure chuckles at this as he the pull out a sword and narrowed his eyes in a sadistic way.
"It's been a while since I killed someone" said the Hooded Figure as he slowly towards Sasuke and Sakura "So long since I stained my blade in young blood and listen to their screams of fear, and also the sight of their feared expressions on their severed faces and also the feel of their still beating hearts on my hands before I crush them into bloody pulps."
The sound of that terrifies Sasuke, Sakura is foaming in the mouth and her mind shut down from the intensive KI from the Hooded figure, it's like she is staring at the Shinigami in the face.
Sasuke slowly tries to pull out a Kunai from his pouch and stabs himself in the thigh to overcome the fear with pain.
"A desperate move" said the Hooded figure as he approaches Sasuke more and more and prepares to decapitate him and Sakura "overcome fear with pain, such a desperate move but a foolish one. No matter how much pain you are in, you cannot escape your fear. Fear makes you weak, weakness makes you vulnerable and vulnerability makes you DEAD!"
Some stopped the Hooded figure decapitating Sasuke and Sakura, the Hooded Figure looks to see Naruto with his Kunai halting his sword.
Incredible, such instant speed and timing thought the Hooded Figure and he blocked my sword and force that would take 5 men to block it.
Naruto then glares at the Hooded figure with his red eyes with slit pupils
Those eyes, they are the eyes of the Kyuubi no Kitsune thought the Hooded Figure this boy is empowered by anger and rage, giving the Kyuubi the advantage to seep it's power into the boy. This is the third time I saw this, the last 2 were from the previous Jinchuriki of the beast. I could've tested those 2 but unfortunately the rules state that only males can become Overlords.
But this lad, the 3rd Jinchuriki of the Kyuubi yet to be the first male Jinchuriki to contain this power, I knew I made a right choice; do try not to disappoint me boy.
"Impressive, you managed to save your comrades from decapitation" said the Hooded Figure as he moves his sword away and jumps back. "and now that you're here, you're the only one to fight me to contain the Earth Scroll to complete the set"
"What did you do to them?" said Naruto angrily
"Don't worry, I just gave them a little fright" said the Hooded Figure "Killer Intent is a good way to intimidate an enemy and force them to surrender or scream in fear before you kill them. There is nothing like killing foes but I despise those who commit suicides to escape fear. Fear is ecstatic; the sound of screaming is like a beautiful symphony as you inflict KI into their vulnerable minds as humans cannot tolerate that huge amount of fear in them. It just turns them insane or reduces them into mumbling vegetables that lost their will and spirit. Although fear works the other way as the most feared person becomes hatred and wish that feared person would just die although that person just wants to be part of a community and fit in with society. And it's fear that makes people become liars so that the feared person would not know the horrible truths that waits ahead them"
"What are you getting at" said Naruto
"Think about it, doesn't that remind you of someone" said the Hooded figure "everyone hates and fears you, shuns you from society and prevent you to know the truths that awaits you"
Naruto starts to wince at this as it's reminding him of his childhood, all those hateful glares and abuse from the villagers and ninjas when he was still a child.
"Stop it" said Naruto
"Struck a nerve, did I" said the Hooded figure "Refuse to accept the true fact that no one likes you, I bet no one wants to be with you, I bet you hear rumours that your mother is either killed or abandoned you"
"Stop it" said Naruto
"I wonder if the parents told their children everything despite the law that Old Hokage gave out" said the Hooded Figure "Or if those who truly "care" about you are just using you to achieve their selfish goals, like the Uchiha and the Pink haired bitch…not to mention the Silver haired sensei of yours. Deep down he hates you because he was the former student of the Yondaime Hokage who sealed the beast inside you"
"Stop it, please" said Naruto as he can't take it anymore as tears seep out.
"Hated by the everyone, used by your so called friends and eventually will be betrayed by them once your usefulness is over" said the Hooded figure "Life is so fucking cruel, isn't it?"
Then suddenly Naruto pounces onto the Hooded Figure and starts punching him multiple times in the face, then the Hooded figure kicks him off and send him flying up and lands on a branch.
"Good, now I have you all ready for battle" said the Hooded figure as he removes his cloak to reveal his dark intimidating armour and tri-pronged helmet that looked rusted and aged. His skin is blue with glowing arcane markings on his arms. He is the Overlord, the first ruler of the Shinobi Nations before the rebellion 100 years ago. He pull out his blade and prepares for battle "come at me, Naruto, show me if you are the one"
"I don't know what you mean but you asked for it" said Naruto as he then charges at the Overlord with the intent to kill.
End of Chapter 1