Hinoe (丙, Hinoe) is a member of Konohagakure's Anbu faction Root.
In the events to follow the Third Great Shinobi War, Hinoe accompanied Danzō Shimura to a meeting with Orochimaru after the latter had been passed over for the position as Hokage. With nine other Root members, Hinoe received a mission to assassinate Hiruzen Sarutobi before he could be reinstated as Hokage. Disguised as a foreign shinobi, he fought the Anbu accompanying his target, who turned out to be a disguised Kakashi.
Years later, Hinoe and Hinoto were guarding the entrance to the Root chambers when the Anbu members Yugao Uzuki and Kakashi Hatake showed up with the order to bring Danzō in front of the Hokage. Hinoe told them that he was unsure about Danzō's whereabouts. After Yūgao left, Kakashi revealed his face and subdued Hinoe with his Sharingan when the latter was trying to stop him from entering.
Hinoe was extremely loyal to Danzō and would do whatever was asked of him.
Hinoe is a tall shinobi with messy, short, brown-coloured hair. He wore the standard attire of the Anbu inclusive of a black hooded mantle and a mask that has seven light tannish-coloured markings on it. One mark is a long point coming from the forehead area of the mask with three pointed lines going through it horizontally, next he has two curved but pointed at the end markings on each cheek, then he has a line marking made to resemble a closed mouth and finally he has a large spike-like marking starting from the bottom of the mask near the chin area and ending directly under the mouth marking.
As a part of the Anbu, Hinoe is most likely a powerful shinobi. He was seen wielding both a sword and a bō, indicating that he is skilled with both.
- "Hinoe" (丙) is the third sign of the Chinese calendar.