Yuura has served as a trusted member of the
Kazekage advisory council for four years. Little did Yuura know that
he had been placed under a memory block jutsu for over a decade.
This block was placed by his former master Sasori. The block made
Yuura forget that he was actually gathering data and serving as a
plant to wipe out the Sand's defenses. When Sasori returned to
Hidden Sand, he activated Yuura and removed the memory block.
Returning to his masters commands, Yuura wiped out the Sands
defenses, allowing them easier access to capture Gaara. Yuura was
later used in a sacrifical jutsu to provide a host body for Uchiha
Itachi to inhabit when he fought Kakashi and Naruto. Zetsu later ate
his body for sustenance.
This Sand ninja served was an underling of
Akatsuki member Sasori. He was used as a sacrifice to take on the
form of Hoshigaki Kisame in Pain's Shouten no Jutsu. Kisame fought
Gai and managed to imprison Neji, Lee and TenTen. Gai was forced to
open several gates and used his Asakujaku technique to pummel
"Kisame" and defeat him. In the rubble the body lost its appearance
and revealed to Gai that they had not actually been fighting Kisame
Several years before the series started, Kabuto
was already working for Sasori as a spy. He last saw Sasori during
this period and operated under Sasori's memory block jutsu for a
period of time. Sasori placed Kabuto into Orochimaru's confidence in
the hopes of learning more about Orochimaru's body transfer jutsu.
However, Orochimaru removed the memory block jutsu from Kabuto and
the young man was impressed enough by Orochimaru that he chose to
still stand beside him. Sasori was apparently ignorant of this fact,
and had scheduled a meeting with Kabuto to give him some item.
Sasori was killed before this meeting and Konoha ninja went in his
place and impersonated him. Kabuto went to Sasori playing the part
of his loyal spy, but he turned against Sasori and planned to kill
him with the help of Orochimaru. When it was revealed not to
actually be Sasori, they chose to fight the Konoha ninja, including
This unnamed bounty master ran one of the
disposal centers located in Fire Country region. The center was
located in a secret area accessed through a men's restroom. Akatsuki
member Kakuzu often used this center to drop off corpses of the
bounties he had collected. The master would gladly pay Kakuzu for
his services. He was later captured by Konoha and taken in for
interrogation by Morino Ibiki.
Former Akatsuki member Kakuzu was a bounty
hunter and obsessed with wealth. He used the services of this
businessman to manage his extensive wealth. After his death, Team
Snake sought out the man to learn about Akatsuki's
After Uchiha Madara revealed the true events
behind Itachi's actions, Sasuke chose to side with the legendary
ninja against Konoha. After that revelation, he changed the name of
his team from "Snake" to "Hawk". The group then donned Akatsuki
robes and set out to capture the Eight-Tails Jinchuuriki for