THIS CHARACTER IS OWNED BY ITACHI OF TEH LEAF
Name: Raiden Shoshita
Raiden - Thunder and lightning.
Sho/shita = To fly down.
Affiliate: Kumogakure. (Hidden Cloud Village.)
Rank: Rogue Ninja; S-Rank criminal in Konohagakure after Kumogakure's attack on the Leaf Village; Rogue Ninja/A-Rank criminal of Kumogakure; former Jonin of Kumogakure.
Jutsu: Uses lightning jutsu in various tenets, with a high proficiency in the Change in Chakra Form and Nature, allowing for lightning to be manipulated into various offensive, defensive, and utilitarian ninjutsu. Also minorly adept at the use of Wind Change in Chakra Nature.
Weapon: Carries a 4'11" yari (Japanese spear; wiki it.) created with the Cloud Village's crest and designed to harness Raiden's lightning Change in Chakra Nature. Also carries two kunai, both with tags on them that release a burst of electricity instead of exploding.
Looks: Raiden stands around 5'9", not as tall as most shinobi from living up in the mountains. However, he stands stout, but spry enough from running and darting about the mountain paths to be quick and sure-footed. He has light skin, a young but angled face carved as though like the aerie rocks that surrounded him growing up, and two light gray eyes, sharp and keen. His hair is a dark gray, the color of storm clouds, and is left loose, behind his head haphazardly, and, poking spikily off over his ears and forehead. Other than that, he possesses a lightning tattoo down his inner right arm, ending at the wrist.
Personality: Raiden is slow to anger, but fast to lash out when finally brought to wrath. When somebody -isn't- getting on his nerves, he tends to talk freely, and at times even be friendly! (*gasp*) Amongst the Akatsuki, while he may not be the worst, he spares fools no leash, and is willing to watch someone go through pain to learn their lesson without lifting a finger to help.
History: A ninja of Kumogakure, Raiden left his village after the failed attack they made on Konohagakure, securing his place in the nation's Bingo Book and deserting himself to the life of a Rogue Ninja. After a time, he was declared an A-Rank criminal by his own people, and it was around this time he encountered the Akatsuki spy Zetsu, who chose to bring him back to the hideout after learning of his story. (Whether for a snack or for a potential puppet for Sasori, we will never know.) After being brought, Raiden found that his lot might be with the Akatsuki, in order to survive the reality of exile; with some coaxing, he was allowed to join, becoming the newest member, even after Yumi and Kasume. Tobi calls him "Shorty", and spares no chance to belittle him his stature. Posesses a signet ring of his own in the color white, with the kanji for light on it in black.
Relationships: None. Really, I mean it.