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Itama Senju (千手板間, Senju Itama) was a young shinobi from the Senju clan.

History

Upon hearing the news of Kawarama's death, a tearful Itama assembled alongside his father, and his siblings Tobirama and Hashirama as the fallen were buried. After his father scolded him for crying, as shinobi were not to show emotions, Itama looked on in shock at the altercation between his father and his eldest brother. Later, while speaking to his brothers about seeking peace for the world, Itama voiced the concern of what would happen to the retribution that should be sought for the death of their relatives.[2] Some time later, Itama was also placed on the battlefield and on one occasion found himself surrounded by members of the Uchiha clan. He was subsequently killed by them.[3]

Appearance 

Itama had a head of two-toned hair, with one side being black and the other half being white with matching eyebrows. He bore great resemblance to his siblings with his dark eyes, and generally wore a simple pair of pin-striped pants, a dark-coloured shirt, and a short haori. While in battle, he wore armour typical of the era, and wrapped a piece of cloth around his forehead.

Personality 

Itama was a seemingly kind and soft-hearted boy by nature, witnessed as he openly mourned the passing of his fallen clansmen.[4] As a child, Itama was also very impressionable as seen during a conversation he had with his brothers about bringing peace to the warring world, questioning what would become of the retribution on those who had killed their relatives.[5]

Trivia 

  • Itama (板間) is Japanese word referring to the space between two wooden slats on a duckboard, a type of platform built to create a dry passage over muddy, or wet terrain.

Quotes 

  • (To Tobirama and Hashirama) "That's easy to say… but then who will take revenge for all the loved ones we've lost? They'd roll in their graves if we just let bygones be bygones…"[5]
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