Rock Lee is a shinobi of Konohagakure’s Lee clan and a member of Team Guy in the anime series, ‘Naruto’. Unlike most shinobi, he lacked the skills necessary to use ninjutsu or genjutsu. However, he overcomes those shortcomings by undergoing special training from Might Guy. This made him a taijutsu master while still a genin.
He did not care about what others think of him. Even when he was mocked by his peers because of his lack of genjutsu and ninjutsu, he persevered, focusing on Taijutsu. For many people who lack self-esteem and confidence, Rock Lee is like their idol. He is everything one would hope to become. Know more about Rock Lee, the taijutsu master.
What Is The Personality Of Rock Lee?
Under Guy’s leadership, Lee has acquired a number of his sensei’s personality traits. He is energetic, optimistic, and hot-blooded. He is the epitome of a “nice guy”. Lee is someone who keeps his promises no matter what. If he breaks any promise, he assigns himself arduous training to prevent himself from repeating the mistake again.
Lee speaks respectfully to others and never swears at anyone. He always address people with appropriate honorifics. The one cute thing to note about Lee is that he always caries a small book and pencil to recall advice that Guy gives him over time.
Despite his passionate nature, Lee has also shown strong instincts. He stays focused at the task at hand and rarely loses his composure. Bushy Brow also has a keen sense of honour and respects his opponents. He refuses to hold grudges against those who have defeated him, and returns favours to those that have helped him.
This was shown when he befriended Gaara, and forgave him for crushing his arm and leg — injuries that nearly ended his career as a shinobi. Lee feels others should show the same respect towards their opponents, and is disgusted whenever someone is unnecessarily cruel to their enemies.
One of Lee’s recurring themes throughout the series is his drive to succeed, believing with enough hard work and perseverance, he can surpass a natural genius. He can be prone to depression when faced with setbacks.
What Skills Do Bushy Brow Hold?
While he was in the academy, Lee was mocked by others for not having the ability to use ninjutsu or genjutsu. However, with the guidance and support of Mighty Guy, he conditioned himself as a ninja who relies only on taijutsu.
By age 13, Lee’s arduous training conditioned him into essentially a taijutsu master, showing great proficiency in the Strong Fist fighting style. His strength could unearth a massive tree root from the ground. Even though, Sasuke used his sharingan to predict Lee’s moves in their first fight, his body wasn’t fast enough to react to them.
As per his training Lee has worn heavy ankle weights even in fights and became much faster when they’re removed, enabling him to become the first person ever to bypass Gaara’s Shield of Sand and strike him. In the anime ‘Naruto’, due to Lee’s extensive training, he has shown to be able to run and fight even while unconscious or asleep, using nothing but pure muscle memory.
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