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    Assist FAQ by Omega Cosmo

    Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/16/04 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    NARUTIMATE HERO 2 - ASSIST FAQ VERSION 1.1
    
    Hello there everybody, my name is Andy. 
    My online alias was Omega Cosmo a long time ago,
    and this "long time ago" that I speak of was the days when I got this account.
    Thus, this is the nick I will be using throughout this little cute FAQ 
    for the game Narutimate Hero 2 for the PS2, obviously. 
    You may however call me... Cosmos!
    This is my first FAQ in a long while so I might be a bit rusty, 
    but stick with me.
    Well let's get this party on the road.
    
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    1. Contacting Info (READ THIS FIRST!)
    2. Revision Info
    3. Why An Assist FAQ?
    4. The "Friends" System
    5. Layout Example
    6. Assists, In Order Of Character Select Screen (Left To Right)
       - Haku 
       - Hyuuga Hinata - Successor
       - Uzumaki Naruto - Kyuubi
       - Uzumaki Naruto - Maito Suit
       - Momochi Zabuza
       - Shizune
       - Hatake Kakashi
       - Uzumaki Naruto
       - Haruno Sakura
       - Uchiha Sasuke
       - Kazahana Doutou
       - Hatake Kakashi - ANBU
       - Hyuuga Hinata
       - Aburame Shino
       - Inuzuka Kiba
       - Maito Gai
       - Nara Shikamaru
       - Akamichi Chouji
       - Yamanaka Ino
       - Tenten
       - Hyuuga Neji
       - Rock Lee
       - Orochimaru - Sealed
       - Sabaku no Gaara
       - Kankuro
       - Temari
       - Yakushi Kabuto
       - Hoshigake Kisame
       - Uchiha Itachi
       - Sandaime Hokage
       - Jiraiya
       - Tsunade
       - Orochimaru
    7. Unique Assists (Usable Only By Certain Characters)
       - Umino Iruka
       - Sarutobi Asuma
       - Rouga Nadare
       - Jiroubou
       - Kidoumaru
       - Tayuya
       - Sakon
    8. Credits & Closure
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    1. Contacting Info (READ THIS FIRST!)
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    My e-mail is NOT, as my profile wants you to think, a_borgen80@hotmail.com
    It is: - toki.yo.tomare@gmail.com -
    
    Now, by giving out my e-mail adress I am of course dooming myself to 
    a myriad of newbie messages which will ask me how I got the game, 
    how I got that and that character and so on.
    But despite that, I'll throw up this list in which you can read 
    on what grounds you should contact me on and under what 
    circumstances you should leave me be. So, here goes:
    
    !AND PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF AKAMARU -READ- THIS!
    
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    E-MAIL ME IF...
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    - You want to critique my work, positive & negative.
    - You want to add missing info.
    - You want to correct any of my info that is false.
    
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    DO NOT E-MAIL ME IF...
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    - You want to know where I got the game.
    - You want to know how I unlocked stuff.
    - You want to know the name of my pets.
    - You are an idiot.
    
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    2. Revision Info
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    Version 1.1 - 2004-10-16 (YYYY-MM-DD)
    - Small fixes.
    
    Version 1.0 - 2004-10-11 (YYYY-MM-DD)
    - All characters added!
    - Fixed even more minor stuff.
    - Where did version 0.9 go?
    
    Version 0.8 - 2004-10-09 (YYYY-MM-DD)
    - Fixed lots of minor stuff.
    - Tweaked Uzumaki Naruto's info a little.
    - Next version will contain all characters.
    
    Version 0.7 - 2004-10-07 (YYYY-MM-DD)
    - Added the surnames of Kazahana Doutou & Rouga Nadare.
    - Tweaked Sakon's info a little.
    - Added info in section 4.
    
    Version 0.6 - 2004-10-05 (YYYY-MM-DD)
    - Fixed typos and similar things.
    - Removed the assist names. They just made things complicated.
    - Added Kazahana Doutou & Sabaku no Gaara.
    
    Version 0.5 - 2004-10-04 (YYYY-MM-DD)
    - The first version, it is complete but lacks some characters.
    
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    3. Why An Assist FAQ?
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    You might remember, if you played the first Narutimate Hero, 
    that the matches were very long.
    In NH2, this is not the case. They are fast, intensive and brutal. 
    And since this is how it works now, a good assist move can easily determine 
    the match. I am not kidding. Some moves are very devastating, and 
    knowing how to use them correctly is a must. And hey, it is very funny to
    experiment with different kinds of assists... at least if you ask me.
    
    To perform an assist, you need to get the "handshake" item from your
    support character. After that just highlight it and use!
    
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    4. The "Friends" System
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    This is a term which you will hear a lot, so I'll explain it. 
    Basically, this is how you acquire new assists in the game. 
    It is a very neat feature indeed. It is also very simple.
    By pitting fighters against each other in VS mode (2-player, computer, 
    doesn't matter) they will gain a friendship point after each match. 
    After 3 of those points the characters can use each other
    as assists. Easier put, let's say Itachi fights Sasuke 3 times. 
    After those 3 fights, Itachi can pick Sasuke as assist & Sasuke can 
    pick Itachi as assist. Easy, isn't it?
    Some characters have unique assists, such as Doutou who has Nadare.
    
    There is however a way for any character to use these unique assists.
    Simply pit the character with the unique assist against the same 
    opponent (in other words, mirror match!) and after 3 fights... enjoy!
    
    Here's an accurate list to how you get the different unique assists,
    since some might not work. For example, ANBU Kakashi VS ANBU Kakashi 
    times 3 won't unlock Iruka & Asuma. In fact, it will unlock neither;
    regardless of the fact that he has them both from the start.
    In the same fashion, Orochimaru - Sealed will not unlock the sound four.
    
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    Assist - Character
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    Umino Iruka - Uzumaki Naruto
    Sarutobi Asuma - Nara Shikamaru
    Rouga Nadare - Kazahana Doutou
    Jiroubou - Orochimaru
    Kidoumaru - Orochimaru
    Tayuya - Orochimaru
    Sakon - Orochimaru
    
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    5. Layout Example
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    This is how I'll write each character's assist and the info surrounding it. 
    Just to give you an overall feel and of course to make sure you know 
    what you read:
    
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    Character Name
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    Info: Short piece of info about the character
    Description: Description on what happens in the move
    Effect: What kind of damage the move does (life/chakra) and what 
    status changes it causes (poison for example)
    Overall Score: This is where the score goes, between 1-5 
    (so if the move is truly excellent I'll write 5/5 here)
    Because: Here I explain why the character got that particular score
    
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    6. Assists, In Order Of Character Select Screen (Left To Right)
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    Haku
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    Info: Poor little boy from the water country. Sidekick of Momochi Zabuza. 
    He wields a mask which is used to make people think he is a hunter-nin, 
    one who hunts renegade ninjas.
    Description: Haku will run out from your position and grab your foe, 
    performing several hits on him/her.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Not bad. But not particularly good either, it's fast but 
    pretty easy to block. Moderate damage.
    
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    Hyuuga Hinata - Successor
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    Info: An "imaginary" version of Hyuuga Hinata, which is intended to be her 
    when she eventually becomes the head of the Hyuuga main family. 
    Her speed & damage is vastly superior to the original version.
    Description: Hinata will appear at your spot and perform a spin, damaging 
    your enemy if he/she is nearby.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Good damage & a nice defensive move, but the range leaves 
    something to be desired.
    
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    Uzumaki Naruto - Kyuubi
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    Info: When Uzumaki Naruto goes mad, his hidden powers are unleashed...
    Description: Naruto will summon a frog at your spot. Identical to
    Jiraiya's assist.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 2/5
    Because: SLOW! Bad range. Not worth the effort.
    
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    Uzumaki Naruto - Maito Suit
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    Info: Ever wondered how Uzumaki Naruto would look in Rock Lee's clothes?
    Here you go!
    Description: DYNAMIC ENTRYYY!!!!! Naruto will kick your enemy, in this
    move which is identical to Maito Gai's.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Inferior to Gai's version since it's much slower.
    
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    Momochi Zabuza
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    Info: A jounin from the hidden village of water. He is very dangerous,
    wielding an enormous blade. He is also Haku's mentor.
    Description: Zabuza will summon a water dragon which will crash into
    your opponent.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: One of the best jutsus in the game. In it's assist form it
    is also very useful. Fast and damaging.
    
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    Shizune
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    Info: Tsunade's apprentice and the niece of her former boyfriend. She looks 
    harmless but is actually of jounin level, as she fights evenly with 
    Yakushi Kabuto.
    Description: Shizune breathes poisonous gas which poisons (duh) your foe, 
    even if he/she blocks.
    Effect: Poison
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: ABUSE poison. Poison is your friend. It does great damage overtime 
    and lasts quite a bit. Unless of course your enemy has leveled up 
    his/her resistance against status ailments...
    
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    Hatake Kakashi
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    Info: The leader of gennin team 7, he is a mysterious man who has a 
    sharingan in one of his eyes. Few people know why. He is also the rival of 
    Maito Gai.
    Description: Kakashi will appear behind your foe and stick his kunai up 
    his/her... rectum.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: Good damage and since it attacks from behind it can trick people 
    sometimes.
    
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    Uzumaki Naruto
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    Info: The main character of Naruto, he is an energic boy with extreme powers 
    hidden within.
    Description: Naruto will throw out a big shuriken which will turn into a 
    clone of Naruto, attacking your foe.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Impressive range, but unfortunately it's a bit easy to predict
    even if the shuriken turns into Naruto.
    
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    Haruno Sakura
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    Info: She is a kunoichi (female ninja) proficient in genjutsu 
    (illusionary techniques). 
    She is in love with Uchiha Sasuke and serves as the series' female lead.
    Description: Sakura will rush your foe with several hits.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: It's easy to hit with and damaging even if your foe blocks.
    
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    Uchiha Sasuke
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    Info: The best friend and rival of Uzumaki Naruto. He lives to kill his 
    brother, Uchiha Itachi, because he slayed the entire Uchiha clan; leaving 
    Sasuke alone to achieve vengeance.
    Description: Sasuke will breathe fire on your enemy.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: Fast and damaging, even if your foe blocks. Who can demand more?
    
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    Kazahana Doutou
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    Info: The villain of the Naruto movie.
    Description: Doutou will appear at your position and summon a
    black whirlwind, which damages your enemy with multiple hits.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: A good move which is hard to avoid, a bit slow but works
    quite well anyway. Not as good as it is when you use it yourself though.
    
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    Hatake Kakashi - ANBU
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    Info: Kakashi during his ANBU (special ninja troop) years.
    Description: Kakashi will charge a ball of chakra which he will 
    unleash upon your foe.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Very damaging, but infuriously slow.
    
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    Hyuuga Hinata
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    Info: The shy to-be successor of the Hyuuga clan. She is secretly 
    in love with Uzumaki Naruto.
    Description: Hinata will heal you. The move cannot be canceled 
    out by your foe.
    Effect: Life Regain
    Overall Score: 2/5
    Because: Healing is good. But it's very little and extremely slow. 
    It would have been better if your stats got a boost too, like 
    they do when Hinata performs it as a playable character.
    
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    Aburame Shino
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    Info: A mysterious guy from the Aburame clan. This clan lets bugs 
    live inside of them, feeding on their chakra. In return 
    they gain control over the insects.
    Description: Shino will throw out a swarm of insects which will 
    damage your foe's chakra.
    Effect: Chakra
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Chakra damage isn't as important as life damage since 
    it can be manually recharged. Other than that, very good.
    
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    Inuzuka Kiba
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    Info: A loud guy from the Inuzuka clan, famous for their 
    control over dogs. Kiba himself has a little cute one called Akamaru.
    Description: Kiba will throw Akamaru, which will piss (!) on your foe.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 2/5
    Because: Slow and the damage is decent at best. 
    Also, it's disgusting.
    
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    Maito Gai
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    Info: The sensei of Rock Lee, Hyuuga Neji & Tenten. He is the 
    rival of Hatake Kakashi and always seems to be in a happy mood. 
    He is idolized by Lee.
    Description: Gai will kick your foe. VERY fast.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: It's been toned down. In NH1, it was the best assist move. 
    It's still very good however.
    
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    Nara Shikamaru
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    Info: A lazy but very intelligent guy who specializes in shadow
    jutsus. Best friend of Akamichi Chouji.
    Description: Shikamaru will appear at your spot and if the enemy
    is VERY close he will connect and perform some flashy moves.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 1/5
    Because: Slow. Bad range. Stay away!
    
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    Akamichi Chouji
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    Info: An obese guy who is always eating something. Best friend of 
    Nara Shikamaru.
    Description: Chouji will run over your enemy in the shape of a 
    big ball.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: It's fast and damaging, even when your foe blocks it.
    
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    Yamanaka Ino
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    Info: Rival of Haruno Sakura, she is part of the Ino-Shika-Chou
    team. She is also in love with Uchiha Sasuke.
    Description: Ino will throw out 5 poisonous flowers.
    Effect: Life/Poison
    Overall Score: 5/5
    Because: Excellent! With 5 different flowers chances of hitting is
    high. And as usual, poison takes effect even when blocked.
    
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    Tenten
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    Info: The female member of Maito Gai's team. She likes to use many 
    types of weapons in her fighting style. She is very fond of 
    Hyuuga Neji and always supports him.
    Description: Tenten will summon items for you.
    Effect: None
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: It's a very good move but since you don't always get neat 
    stuff, the score will have to be a 4. You often end up with 
    useless landmine thingies which just plain suck.
    
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    Hyuuga Neji
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    Info: Due to him being from the branch family of the Hyuuga 
    family, he can never succeed it even though he is the 
    most promising member of it. For this, he bears a grudge 
    against his cousin; Hyuuga Hinata. Neji believes strongly in fate.
    Description: Neji will appear at your spot and perform a spin, 
    damaging your enemy if he/she is nearby.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Good damage & a nice defensive move, but the range leaves
    something to be desired.
    
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    Rock Lee
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    Info: Lee idolizes Maito Gai. His goal is to prove that you can 
    be a good ninja even though you can't use nin- & genjutsu. 
    He is VERY devoted.
    Description: Lee will appear and do a spinning kick at your spot. 
    Very fast.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: Good damage and very fast.
    
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    Orochimaru - Sealed
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    Info: Orochimaru after he got his arms sealed by Sandaime Hokage. 
    Poor sod.
    Description: Orochimaru will get his tongue around your foe, 
    damaging his/her life & chakra.
    Effect: Life/Chakra
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: Can be difficult to hit with, but since it damages 
    both life & chakra it's still very useful.
    
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    Sabaku no Gaara
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    Info: An insane gennin from the sand village. He is the younger
    brother of Kankuro & Temari aswell as the son of the Kazekage.
    At birth he had the sand demon Shukaku put inside him.
    Description: Gaara will appear and stretch out his monstrous arm.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 2/5
    Because: Avoid. It's slow, lacks range and is weak.
    
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    Kankuro
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    Info: Older brother of Gaara. He's a skilled guy who uses his 
    puppet, Karasu, to invoke fear in his opponents. 
    Description: Karasu will spit out several poison bombs.
    Effect: Life/Poison
    Overall Score: 5/5
    Because: Damages life, grants poison (even if your foe blocks!) 
    & very easy to hit with due to the many bombs. 
    Probably one of the best assists in the game.
    
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    Temari
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    Info: Older sister of Gaara & Kankuro. She's a very dangerous 
    girl who likes using her fan to invoke various wind elemental 
    attacks.
    Description: Temari will unleash a wind wave which, upon hitting 
    your foe, will damage him/her in a mealstrom.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 5/5
    Because: Wow, the sand crew knows their stuff. This move is very 
    fast and damaging. It's just as good as in NH1.
    
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    Yakushi Kabuto
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    Info: The sidekick of Orochimaru. He's a very mysterious man of 
    jounin level who can use techniques based on medical level 
    since he was raised by a doctor.
    Description: Kabuto will put your foe to sleep.
    Effect: Sleep
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: Very good. IF it connects... which is definately 
    not easy against someone even remotely proficient.
    
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    Hoshigake Kisame
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    Info: The partner of Uchiha Itachi. He is a missing-nin 
    from the water country who wields a large blade called Samehada.
    Description: Kisame unleashes a dolphin which hits your enemy 
    for good damage.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 5/5
    Because: EXTREMELY damaging and moves in a very tricky way. 
    Even proficient players can have problems dodging it!
    
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    Uchiha Itachi
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    Info: The older brother of Uchiha Sasuke. 
    He slayed the entire Uchiha clan. 
    He is currently working for the mysterious organization Akatsuki.
    Description: Itachi will throw out a water clone next to your foe, 
    which will explode.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 5/5
    Because: Unbelievable damage and hits your foe anywhere on the screen. 
    Almost too good.
    
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    Sandaime Hokage
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    Info: The third hokage of Konoha village. He is known as
    "The Professor" due to his extreme skills.
    Description: Sandaime will appear at your spot and create an 
    earth elemental wall.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: A bit slow and not too damaging, but can be tricky.
    Can also block out some moves. 
    
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    Jiraiya
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    Info: The pervert of the legendary sannin and former teacher
    of Yondaime Hokage. He is a very skilled man who likes to summon
    frogs and write erotic novels.
    Description: Jiraiya will summon a frog which will drop down on
    your foe.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 2/5
    Because: Pretty slow and predictable. Lacks range too.
    
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    Tsunade
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    Info: The fifth hokage. 
    Also happens to be the granddaughter of the first hokage. 
    She is famous for being the kunoichi of the legendary sannin and her 
    insane strength.
    Description: Tsunade will crush the ground with a dropkick.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 2/5
    Because: Hard to hit with and hardly does damage when blocked. 
    Disappointing range too.
    
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    Orochimaru
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    Info: The evil one of the legendary sannin. Has many ambitions, 
    for example acquiring all the world's jutsus and getting the 
    body of Uchiha Sasuke.
    Description: Orochimaru will perform a sword combo on your foe.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Very damaging but the range is truly limited.
    
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    7. Unique Assists (Usable Only By Certain Characters)
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    Umino Iruka
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    Usable By: Uzumaki Naruto, Uzumaki Naruto - Kyuubi, 
    Hatake Kakashi, Hatake Kakashi - ANBU, Sandaime Hokage
    Info: An academy teacher of Konoha.
    He was the first person who acknowledged Uzumaki Naruto 
    for who he is.
    Description: Iruka will shout and a diabolic bubble (...) of 
    random words will assault your enemy.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 2/5
    Because: Pretty weak and hard to hit with. Also extremely weird.
    
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    Sarutobi Asuma
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    Usable By: Nara Shikamaru, Akamichi Chouji, Yamanaka Ino, 
    Hatake Kakashi - ANBU
    Info: The leader of one of the gennin teams. 
    He is always seen with a cigarette in his mouth.
    Description: Asuma will dash towards your enemy and upon connection 
    he will perform a combo.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Grabs can be very hard to hit with, even if they are fast. 
    Moderate damage.
    
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    Rouga Nadare
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    Usable By: Kazahana Doutou
    Info: The most trusted man of Doutou. He appears in the Naruto movie.
    Description: Nadare will invoke a glacial fish of some sort.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: A lot better than it looks actually. 
    Can hit several times for good damage even when blocked.
    
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    Jiroubou
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    Usable By: Orochimaru, Orochimaru - Sealed
    Info: Guardian of the south sound gate. 
    An obese guy who is very loyal to Orochimaru.
    Description: Jiroubou will attack your foe and suck his chakra out.
    Effect: Chakra
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: Again, chakra damage is not as important as life damage. 
    But still, a good move.
    
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    Kidoumaru
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    Usable By: Orochimaru, Orochimaru - Sealed
    Info: Guardian of the east sound gate. 
    A guy who resembles a spider, he is very loyal to Orochimaru.
    Description: Kidoumaru will, upon connection, put up a net and 
    damage his foe.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: It looks neat, but is a bit hard to connect with. 
    Decent damage.
    
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    Tayuya
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    Usable By: Orochimaru, Orochimaru - Sealed
    Info: Guardian of the north sound gate. 
    A pretty girl who fights with a flute and uses harsh language. 
    Another person very loyal to Orochimaru.
    Description: Tayuya will grab your foe and play the 
    flute for a while. Then she'll beat him/her senseless.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 4/5
    Because: Just another grab really. 
    But it gets an additional point for coolness.
    
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    Sakon
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    Usable By: Orochimaru, Orochimaru - Sealed
    Info: Guardian of the west sound gate. 
    An androgynous guy with a split personality. 
    The strongest of the sound four.
    Description: Sakon will grab your enemy and perform his
    infamous "Do Re Mi" combo. 
    Nothing special.
    Effect: Life
    Overall Score: 3/5
    Because: I dig Sakon very much, but this move is not good 
    in any particular way. It's neat that they included the 
    "Do Re Mi" though.
    
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    8. Credits & Closure
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    Thanks
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    -T08145
    For bringing it to my attention that you can unlock the unique 
    assists for all characters.
    
    -Yukimura
    For his FAQ writing efforts.
    
    -AirSpiritX
    For crediting me in his FAQ. 
    Knowing that your stuff helps people is a very good feeling.
    
    -Other FAQ Writers
    For solving various problems.
    
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    The End
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    Well that's it. 
    As mentioned, feel free to submit stuff and whatnot. 
    I'll update as often as I have to in order to 
    make this FAQ as complete as possible. 
    I hope you had a fun and perhaps even enlightening read.
    
    - Cosmos Out -
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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