Tessuhai Tsuyo is the Rokudaime Tsuchikage. He was born to the Uchiha and Senju clans though remaining Senju at heart, which is why he changed his life away from Uchiha. He is a shinobi that walks his own path.
Tsuyo physically stands at six foot five inches, his eyes naturally emerald green with fair skin and brown hair worn in a slicked back fashion with one or two strands usually coming forward. Upon his right shoulder and chest are scars, both attained in a mission to Otogakure where he was severely wounded. The one on the shoulder is from the removal of his arm, while the one on his chest is diagonal from a slash to his chest from a katana. Many more were acquired when he fought with the Nibi in order to tame it. He also has one upon his left cheek through unknown means. His right arm is temporarily created of wood via mokuton and controlled by such with an air tunnel surgically implanted by Otogakure medic-nin. His control with it is flawless enough to perform as a normal functioning arm after having used it for over a year, though after making his changes, he's unable to use mokuton with it. He also has his wrists marked for the Flying Thunder God Technique.
The man formally wears white comfortable garments; his customized Tsuchikage robe over a white, silk vest leading down to a comfortable set of Hakama, and tied together with a red obi. Within the sleeves of the robe would be summoning seals to make up for the lack of tool pouch that he would wear ordinarily.
Casually, he wears the equally customized (albeit not by him. Refer to Root for details) ROOT ANBU uniform which he has grown accustomed to wearing. His emerald eyes are also a rarity as he has taken to keeping his Sharingan active after having lost his right arm a second time to the Kamui doujutsu.
Uchiha Tsuyo was born in the Land of Fire, not necessarily in the village capital of Konoha, but in a smaller unmarked village as a little farmer. He wasn’t very social until the age of 5 when he actually began to work with his mother and father to deliver crops to and from Konohagakure. This normal life went on until the age of seven, when one day, Tsuyo and his family found themselves ambushed by rouge ninja. Tsuyo lost his parents at the age of seven. While this normally would send some into a reclusive state, it made Tsuyo take up ninjutsu, inspiring him. He joined the Konoha academy soon after, and did what was previously stated. He attended classes, and grew into a fine young ninja, graduating at the age of 9. This was what he had worked so hard for. He had finally become a genin. It was then when he was teamed up with Minakura, a close friend who shared with him a bond he’d never let go of. She was like a sister, and the only family he had at that age, though not sharing blood.
He would find himself to live the happy life, until things changed when he unlocked the sharingan ability granted to him by Uchiha blood. He was unaware of this as his bloodline was always a mystery to him. Years later, Tsuyo was promoted to chūnin level with most of his generation of ninja. He was fourteen when this happened. This was when his life flipped upside down. During a B-rank mission assigned to him and his cell he and his squad were ambushed by A-rank ninja. Tsuyo and his squad held their ground until Tsuyo was heaved off of a cliff by an enemy jutsu to a long fall that would surely have killed even the strongest man, losing his leaf forehead protector in the process. All seem lost for the Konoha ninja, as they had lost a comrade and failed the mission.
For Tsuyo however, it was just the beginning.
The Uchiha Rises…
Tsuyo awoke in the bed of another, critically injured. He was in a small shack, afflicted with multiple bone fractures, cuts and bruises. To make the situation worse, he could not remember anything about himself. All that he had gone through had been forgotten, save for his foggy memory of his squad and the mission that caused his fall, or more specifically his best friend Minakura who was a part of both the squad and mission. He soon learned that he was in the care of a retired ninja, now a Sennin of the forest. It was under this man’s intense care that Tsuyo lived through the fall that would have killed most.
Tsuyo could not even talk for the first few days of being bed ridden. His mind wracked with thoughts however. The main question on his brain being: What happened to my squad? These happened to be the first words he uttered to the Sennin. The Sennin simply told him that they died. This caused Tsuyo’s world to be shattered once again. This event, the loss of his old friend awakened his Mangekyou sharingan.
Tsuyo underwent care silently for a full month before he made a full recovery. He didn’t know what to do at this point, so he went to travel. Along these travels, he found much to help guide him along. The first thing he did at this point was read into his Uchiha heritage. It was then that he found the secret of the Uchiha. Finding that the path to unleashing these wondrous powers required bloodshed amongst his own family, Tsuyo refused to partake. He refused to be a part of the Uchiha heritage if it meant betraying one’s own kin. This was when he created his own name, to show his rebellious nature to his own blood. That name was Tessuhai.
The Tessuhai is born
Tsuyo walked his own path that day. He went into the old Uchiha temple as one with the Uchiha blood, and came out the heretic to his own name. From that point, he accepted being a heretic. The moment he walked out of that temple, he felt free. He was no longer bound to the world by his bloodline. Just as a phoenix, he was reborn and alive again. This time, when he traveled, it wasn’t to find his purpose in life, but to fulfill himself, and be the best he could be. Fifteen years old and Tsuyo felt the freedom no shinobi could ever feel had they devoted their lives to the villages they killed for. On the same day, the boy encountered a newly hatched bird within a nest of ashes. This sight was an anomaly for Tsuyo and so, not being able to help himself, he picked the bird up. It was small, red and radiated warmth even to the touch. This baby however wasn’t alone, as Tsuyo soon found out. There was another bird. This bird stood over Tsuyo, towering above him. Majestic was an understatement. Tsuyo was face to face with a legendary beast and though his heart skipped many beats in his chest, he was not afraid, but purely mystified by the deadly creature before him. It was as If he were under a spell. The blazes that coated this beast’s visage flared as it spoke to him, asking him to show if his flames were worthy enough to behold the flames of the phoenix. Tsuyo, only able to conjure his old clan’s fires, had done just that, showing the phoenix the very flames that it wanted.
The phoenix, impressed by a mere human’s flames had displayed its own flames, a ceremonious ritual of brotherhood in the phoenix culture. With this, the phoenix took Tsuyo to train in the art of the flame, giving him the ability to call upon the firebirds at any time, though with the training that would take place for the years to come, he would be able to do more than that. He would become the phoenix sage.
Tsuyo spent years training with the phoenix, from the age of fifteen until the age of nineteen. This allowed him to advance his katon ninjutsu much farther than it was before. The sheer heat and power behind his flames were much more than even normal Uchiha fire could match. His body’s flames were far past the mastery level as it was his only element affinity at this point in his life. It retained the ability to turn steel white hot within a near instant, and melt it completely soon after. His body became more resistant to normal heat as well. So resistant that he is able to stand near his phoenixes without burning alive, and touching them without being incinerated. This is due to the heat resistance building up over the years as a result of his body temperature naturally raising. His body could just about any heats. With this innate heat resistance, he was able to perform collaboration ninjutsu with the phoenix when he trained ever so diligently.
Tsuyo unfortunately could not grasp the sage arts of the Phoenix. While he had the ability to conjure flames unimaginably hot, he did not have the physical aptitude for the sage arts. And thus, the training was halted. Tsuyo got the closest to becoming the one to perform sage mode of the phoenix but could not do it, but was still given the name Phoenix Sage for the abilities granted to him from four years of training.
Now, Tsuyo travels about, with no one to call special, and nowhere to call home. He is simply a wanderer, trekking across the lands in search of truths, wisdom, and peace. It however seems that wherever he goes, there is no peace to be found. Eventually, in the years to come, Tsuyo implanted the eyes of another Uchiha that had died. The Uchiha's name was Tetsuo's. This advanced his ocular prowess to its extreme as it became the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.
Tsuyo, having been a good friends with the leader of the Uzumaki clan, was asked to join their cause and aid them. Tsuyo, being of that friendly sort couldn't refuse the request from one of his friends, and so he joined them, initially feeling out of place because of his lack of Uzumaki blood. Soon, this little detail didn't affect him as he went on to aid Keito, and Athos into remaking Uzushiogakure, becoming one of the founding fathers for the new Uzushiogakure, and even being directly responsible for creating the island that the mainland sits upon.
Tsuyo, some time after implanting the eyes of Uchiha Shūn into his sockets found that he was able to unleash the power of the Rinnegan. This made no sense to him, as the Rikudou Sennin had the Rinnegan but only with the power of the Senju and Uchiha combined, his own children being proof of this. Delving back into his family, Tsuyo found that he held Senju blood inside of him through some natural means. At least such was the theory at the time, but Tsuyo decided to forgo thinking on the logic behind it.
Otogakure no Satō
Tsuyo found himself on the road to life again when he wound up in Otogakure no Sato, the very same village where he retrieved his brother, Riku's body. He was met by Hazama, and some guards, and raised to chuunin rank almost instantly due to being a shinobi of some repute, not to mention his old friendship with the Otokage, Trev. With this, he was assigned a mission to go to Sunagakure. On his way, he was attacked by an assailant. Caught off guard by the exhaustion of traversing the desert without proper hydration, he found himself severed from his right arm. In a fury, Tsuyo burned the assassin alive with Amaterasu, one of the powers bestowed upon him by Shun's eyes.
Going back to Otogakure, he stopped and received medical treatment from Luka. The arm wasn't replaced but Luka's skill allowed him to brush off infection as he ventured to Otogakure. It was here where Tsuyo's arm was modified with an air tube capable of firing compressed air and sound at his foes. With his modified arm, Tsuyo underwent surgery and got the arm re-attached to his shoulder.
He was then promoted to Jounin and underwent a trial to join the Sound Five, an elite squad of ninja that had fallen from grace as time went on. After fighting and defeating Genesis, his new ally, Tsuyo became head of the Sound five, though only consisting of two people. He now aspires to bring the Sound Five back to its former glory as the head of the squad.
This Goal was soon cut short as he wound up going to Iwagakure. During a mission to the border of Hoshigakure, and Otogakure, Tsuyo had a hunch to go to check on Bocchiere, Oto's ally and an old friend of his. Abandoning the mission, Tsuyo and Hazama traveled to Iwagakure. Upon reaching the broken village, he found Bocchiere's comatose body. Figuring him to be as good as dead, he simply absorbed all of Bocchiere's knowledge through the human path of the Rinnegan. With this, he took over as Tsuchikage, his aim now to rebuild the fallen village to one of its former caliber.
Iwagakure no Sato
Being Tsuchikage in the beginning was not so easy. Tsuyo had to deal with people first accepting him in the office.This phase of the introductions consisted mainly of bringing people back into the village and committing repairs to the village with the help of the ninja within. During this time, Tsuyo met with plenty of diplomats, including Koji of Kumogakure, Asadi, Anika and Zojin of Sunagakure, and soon, though under less favorable circumstances, the three sannin of Konohagakure.
After the initial month of being Tsuchikage, Tsuyo's reign was a smooth one. The man got together with his villagers and managed to bring in a decent amount of ninja, as well as a full village's worth of civilians. This was when Tsuyo began to pull strings with the Uzumaki clan leader that replaced Keito; Raikon Shinko, son of Tsuyo's sworn brother, and former Uzumaki leader Raikon Athos who passed some time prior to Tsuyo being Kage. Working with Shinko, and the prophet of the Uzumaki clan Yujo, Tsuyo formed an island in the sky to serve as Uzushiogakure, establishing a village in the sky, hidden above the clouds of Iwagakure, and effectively merging the sky city with Iwagakure. It was a bit of time after this when Tsuyo found his village striving as before, well populated and healthy.
Little time was allowed to pass when Iwagakure was met with its first attack under Konoha's name. The three Sannin had came to assault the village, though with the Stone village's will of stone, the damage was effectively minimized to a few buildings instead of the entire village being destroyed once more. This Skirmish ended with Tsuyo speaking with Uetto, the apparent leader of the three sannin. Simply to get them away from the village, and avoiding anymore conflict, Tsuyo complied with Uetto's request and gave them Bocchiere's eye containing the scrolls that the Godaime Tsuchikage managed to take in the past, ending the attack early whilst befriending Nathan and Uetto as well. This even led to our protagonist to become a Senju Grandmaster.
Kusagakure no Sato
Tsuyo managed to come upon this little village during his time as kage. He had been introduced through a friend and in the end made many friends out of this village despite aiding in killing the former Kusakage Sabumaru who had forced himself upon the throne. However, due to a darker patch of information being stumbled upon, Tsuyo turned his blade upon Otogakure and with the help of Nathan and Yujo, he managed to capture his own brother figure Hazama, bringing him to Kusagakure for sentencing by the new Kusakage.
This ended horribly, causing the death of two ninja at the hands of Hazama. However, Tsuyo carries the burden of responsibility for them as he believes that he was responsible for their deaths by bringing Hazama to them in the first place. It was then that he took action, and replaced Hazama's Jiongu threads with muscles and bones from the body of his Deva path prior to repairing the path with Naraka path abilities. He also unsealed the Hachibi from the Otokage and sealed it within himself, becoming the new Jinchuuriki of the tailed beast, sealing it with the eight trigrams sealing formula. This however wouldn't last considering Hazama would be freed later on after his imprisonment at the Kusakage's mercy, something which didn't sit right with Tsuyo. Eventually, he would return and kidnap Tsuyo's pregnant lover, Mizuho, and threaten their lives in exchange for the Hachibi. Reluctantly, Tsuyo had given into his demands, and had the biju unsealed, surviving only by his body's heritage, reigning from both Uchiha and Senju.
After a little while of sitting in Kusagakure,he eventually had enough and decided to leave Kusa's ranks and become a wandering ninja, ie; missing, though with his previous status in Kusagakure, he has essentially free reign to come and go, or so he has assumed due to recent visitations not having him get attacked. It was here when he would be found by Thecurse, and given the opportunity to join ROOT. Accepting this opportunity, he was given the seal and that was that. Eventually, he would have a run in with the Nibi no Bakaneko, Matatabi. With the help of Riku, his brother's zombie, he would take the biju to Nirvana where he would have a fight with the beast; sustaining a plethora of injuries before his brother sealing the beast in him.
His friend Kuro would help heal his wounds. Being a master of medicinal arts, she would fix him up no problem. His healing would only be accelerated by the Body Revival Technique mastered during his time in Kusagakure, and enhanced by the Reibi acquired by Bocchiere. Once completely healed, Tsuyo would forsake his own shinobi identity to wander the world as a masterless warrior; a Rōnin. Here is where he and Mizuho would elope from Kusagakure, going to Amegakure to be with her family. This wouldn't last for too long, not due to any bad blood, but of the disappearance of Mizuho.
However he will have found himself dead due to giving his possessions including biju to Rinn. This of course results in death, but in what seemed to be a blink of the eye, he would be revived by Bocchiere who came to life once more. This caused quite the confusion in Tsuyo, but eventually he would forsake his old identity, and take on the mantle "Manji". Once he met with Madara and joined the man's organization he would end up fully revived and out of his edo tensei form. At this point, he would receive everything he once owned from Rinn save for the biju which he would learn was in the Akatsuki.
Some time down the line, Manji would begin taking his duties as a Root member seriously. Eventually he would become promoted to Root Captain. However, this was right after Manji found himself faced with Senju Ichirou as an opponent. Manji, being careless in his approach would spare Ichirou's life after having the chance to behead his foe by turning the blade onto the blunt end. However this resulted in the sword and his right arm being absorbed into Ichirou's Kamui dimension. It was still an easily dealt with fight, and Manji dispatched the man upon taking the fight seriously. This opened his eyes however. His carelessness in battle, and easygoing attitude caused him to take severe damage once more. This would result in him sitting down and truly thinking on his shinobi career, deciding it best to temporarily retire from active duty to pursue other goals; the first of which being to explore the meaning behind his inability to use Senjutsu.
Taking a trip to the Uzumaki Grand Library, he would find some form of success, figuring out that it was his most powerful features; the arts passed to him by being a descendent of the Sage of Six Paths that prevented him from using nature energy in the first place. With this in mind, he would explore how to rectify this. The first thought was complete genetic rewriting, but no soul in Uzushiogakure was capable of such. Therefore he would attempt the second method in mind which was more feasible than the first. By applying a seal onto his eyes specially crafted with the aid of some old tomes, Manji would absorb all of his Rikudou given abilities into his eyes. Going a step further, he would have his eyes removed and replaced with those of one of his former paths. For once in his life, he was "normal" for the most part.
It wouldn't be too long before he dove into the Uzushiogakure "black market", finding himself a vial of blood containing the scorch release kekkei genkai. It fit his abilities perfectly, and would allow him to finally fight flawlessly among his summonings. With this in mind, he would undergo a series of gene therapy sessions in order to integrate the DNA perfectly with his own. This managed some pretty powerful results as any sign of Uchiha or Senju in his gene pool was eradicated, replaced by this new strain; one he called Yakekogi.
Manji's personality is an interesting one. He was raised with the personality of his Tsuyo split until the time he became the Tsuchikage, and practiced with the Fission technique. His splits went on to develop their own identities and in the end his own persona was effected. He became calmer, and began taking any duty given to him seriously. He approaches life with a cold efficiency at this point which made him quite suited for ROOT. However, he isn't all seriousness. He is more than capable of cracking jokes when necessary.
Tsuyo was gifted with warmth and empathy from his upbringing and travels. Wherever he went on his journey, he would make it a point to help someone before leaving a town.He may be of a shinobi breed, but he feels more at home with the low class, or middle class citizen. He tries to make it a habit of doing something good each time he is split from his main form. In the midst of battle however, he is very serious, contrary to his alter ego, Genrou.This coldness stems from Tsuyo's split personality that was also enhanced by the zero tailed leech which enhanced dark emotions such as anger and hatred. The split has an intense thirst for blood, constantly wanting to shed it in any way possible; even if it means killing his own kin. He is evil to the very core. Family is nothing to him, and death naught more than mild entertainment. It even went as far as to take up its own identity as Genrou, and follow the way of Jashin.
Tsuyo was born an underdog ninja, capable of only one chakra affinity:Katon. Being an Uchiha, he has shown quite the proficiency with fire style which is quite common amongst those of the infamous clan though with his phoenix training he has advanced his Katon prowess far past the mastery limit. This is only augmented by his newfound affinity for Scorch Release, and training with the phoenixes, granting him immunity to Katon and the ability to generate flames far stronger than ever before. His elemental prowess has only grown since then, developing into a trinity of elements: Fire, Wind and Earth. As the Tsuchikage, he also learned Dust Release by combining these three elements into a powerful Kekkei Tota.
Another skill that he boasts is his extraordinarily high sensory ability. Armed with the Mind's eye of the Kagura, he is able to see all around for a massive 10 kilometers, including underground, as well as know when a person is lying or within a genjutsu, including himself. This was taught to him by his nephew, Arashi Yūjō.His taijutsu, enhanced by multiple magnitudes with the training in the lotus, has received a large buff. Toning his body to peak heights, the Uchiha is able to unleash the full potential of his body with the fabled Hachimon Tonko. With these boons, Tsuyo can surpass even those of incredible skill and speed easily. Normally, people who use the gates are to suffer from the side effects of the lotus gates, meaning inability to move, however with the power of the body revival technique, these effects are completely negated, allowing for full usage, up to the seventh gate without side effects.
Juinjutsu and Fuinjutsu
Tsuyo, during his many travels has studied intensely on his ninjutsu, genjutsu, and taijutsu. He however has not kept himself in the dark on the sealing ninjutsu in the world. Utilizing paper seals, he's found himself able to train into adept levels of fuinjutsu which has led him into utilizing jutsus sealed into scrolls with ease, this causing him to carry 5 scrolls into battle, each containing a different element type. Due to his training in fuinjutsu, he has found himself easily being able to seal chakra or movement with tags. His recent training in the Uzumaki clan allows him the ability to utilize the fuinjutsu with a higher prowess. Soon after, Bocchiere of Iwagakure granted Tsuyo the ability to learn the Hiraishin technique as Tsuyo returned to the country, allowing Tsuyo to manipulate space and time to teleport to anywhere or anything marked with the technique formula. Learning this technique re-sparked Tsuyo's interest in fuinjutsu, and after training with hiraishin, Tsuyo learned the Space-Time Barrier ninjutsu aka guiding thunder. He would proceed to apply his markings to all of his tools.
It wasn't until he joined with Konohagakure to take on Genesis that he was personally taught some tricks of the trade by the purveyor of Flying Thunder God Jutsu, DarkShinobi. This inspired him to use the ninjutsu in a plethora of different ways that Tsuyo's own imagination had prevented, including anti-jikukan barriers, overriding another seal, and even detonation of the seals.
Juinjutsu is what Tsuyo learned after learning fuinjutsu and advancing in it. He does indeed carry the Curse mark of Heaven implanted by Trev, but he is able to apply them to others in a basic way with the touch of his palm. This application is similar to how the Yondaime hokage applies the hiraishin seal, in which a mark appears on the target's exterior. The main curse mark that Tsuyo applies, is the one formerly used by Danzo, in which it paralyzes the enemy completely on Tsuyo's command. One could escape by surging a load of chakra similar to Susano'o levels, but otherwise, they remain frozen until Tsuyo feels otherwise.
Tsuyo had the Reibi sealed inside of himself but soon gave it away to his brother in law. However, he had done so with an idea in mind. He chopped off a little bit of the leech; enough to where it would produce dark chakra passively, and sealed it within a curse mark that he formed utilizing Trev's Senjutsu and DNA, given to him back when he served Otogakure. This would not only enhance the dark chakra's abilities with senjutsu, but empower Tsuyo by quite a lot as well once activated; allowing him a pseudo-sage mode, albeit weaker of course.
And of course, the seal has a second stage that Tsuyo unlocked. By spending time in the Uzumaki village studying the seal, he's managed to tap into a hidden power; one that drains his chakra constantly for even further power than the first level. This, unfortunately remains currently untrained, and is a brand new ability in the former Tsuchikage's arsenal.
Tsuyo is capable of performing basic Kenjutsu at a decent level, though in comparison to most, he is capable of doing nothing but swinging his sword around. Taijutsu knowledge, and natural speed both play largely into his skill with the blade which allows him to use a katana fairly well without the thorough knowledge of a samurai.
A skill he's created derived from the Kusanagi no Tsurugi is the ability to control it telepathically. Ever since discovering this, he has carried a bag of dust-like shards from the blade just beside his tool pouch, giving him an ability similar to magnet release's iron sand control. Because of this however, he has taken a liking to having multiple Kusanagi blades, so with this he would utilize blacksmithing skills and coat every ninja tool in metal of Kusanagi's broken blades, allowing his basic ninja tools the ability to be completely deadly. His skill in manipulating these Kusanagi blades rival that of a magnet release user's own ability. So long as he has the actual Katana in his possession, he is completely capable of manipulation. Otherwise, he is unable to use this ability and all the materials created by the Kusanagi are simply gone.
He has completed 90 missions in total: 20 D-rank, 34 C-rank, 23 B-rank, 12 A-rank, 1 S-rank.