Some time after leaving Konohagakure behind, Orochimaru thought he found a group of like-minded people who were interested in perfecting Jutsu and creating the perfect Shinobi. When Lady Tsunade was younger, Konoha and Suna were on opposite sides of war. Tsunade made a habit of learning how to detect and combat any kind of poison, since Lady Chiyo’s specialty was poisoning people. The strays, children from Amegakure, picked up on Jiraiya’s teachings quickly.

Even Orochimaru came out of retirement and found himself drawn back to the Hidden Leaf Village as he continued his cloning experiments and advised the village on various matters. Settling what type of path does a moving object follow in the absence of a force? down never lasts long for these characters who are always on the move and are always called back to the village. Kakashi’s strength pales in comparison to the Sannin put together.

His feelings for her were wildly apparent, but Tsunade never seemed to share them. This didn’t stop Jiraiya from staying by her side for a very long time, however. Even once he left her, and until the day he passed away, he still considered her the love of his life. They never move beyond friendship, and they annoy each other incessantly, but they are always there for one another. Their lives are complex, heartbreaking ones, but their relationship is what keeps both of them afloat for a very long time.

If anything, Naruto is entirely about the rippling effects of history crashing into the present. The name given to the genin cell of Sarutobi Hiruzen, consiting of Jiraiya, Orochimaru and Tsunade. During the Second Great Shinobi War, they battled Salamander Hanzou, the leader of Hidden Rain to a standstill. Hanzou was so impressed with their abilities to survive the battle, he spared their lives on the condition they accept the title of “Sannin of Konoha”.

Orochimaru had to admit his loss of Sasuke Uchiha and pass on his dreams to Mitsuki inBoruto. Whether that was a good or bad thing was entirely situational. Tsunade, Jiraiya, and Orochimaru have been through more war and trauma than most other ninja. The God of Shinobi, Hashirama Senju was the man who founded Konohagakure along with Madara. He became the First Hokage of the village, all thanks to his incredible strength and compassion.

As Kakashi noted, one wrong move could change the tide of a battle that would only last seconds. The three had been a team in the past, and they learned under the Third Hokage . However, not all the Sannin remained on good terms with the village, as the three had been so traumatized from those past wars that they parted ways. With that being said, here are ten of the harsh realities of being one of the Legendary Sannin.

It wouldn’t fully be enacted until she became Hokage years later, but she set the standard decades earlier. Once the seal was released, it multiplied her strength level by an enormous amount, but she waited decades before unleashing the full power. The next time they were in the same battle was against each other when Jiraiya tracked down Tsunade to ask her to become Hokage.