Rock Lee and Might Guy from ‘Naruto’ are some of the most enthusiastic and hardworking individuals in the series, well-known for their mastery of Taijutsu. These characters have taken this technique to such an extent that they can keep up with some of the toughest and strongest shinobis who use Ninjutsu.
On top of all this, these insanely strong characters appear similar to each other. Many fans have wondered why the teacher-student duo looks the same in ‘Naruto’. If you are also one among that curious bunch, then worry not. We have got you covered with the information on why they both look similar.
Why Does Rock Lee And Mighty Guy Look Similar?
One of the first things ‘Naruto‘ fans noticed is that both Guy Sensei and Rock Lee are pretty similar in appearance. Additionally, the series never explained why they look that similar. But many fans were able to connect the dots when they looked into Rock Lee’s past. (Also, if you are a fan you might have known that Lee is called as Bushy Brow often by Naruto. What a fun nick name!)
Bushy brow, much like Might Guy, was someone who wasn’t skilled when it came to utilizing chakra. This meant that he couldn’t perform Ninjutsu, considered essential in a shinobi’s arsenal. Before he joined Might Guy’s team, Lee was bullied for not being able to perform Ninjutsu.
He then joined Might Guy’s team and spent all his life trying to master Taijutsu. One of the first fights that had everyone’s attention was when Rock Lee fought Gaara, and this fight displayed his prowess in Taijutsu.
He looked up to Might Guy since the latter, too, was someone who specialized in Taijutsu. Rock Lee wanted to emulate his teacher, who he respected so much. This is why Rock Lee wore a similar uniform and had the same haircut as Guy Sensei.
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Rock Lee was inspirational as he was a product of pure hard work in the anime series. He didn’t have Kakashi’s or Itachi’s natural talent and only became a remarkably strong shinobi through training. While it was not explicitly mentioned, it seemed like Rock Lee was Mighty Guy’s favorite student.
Guy saw himself in Rock Lee and decided to believe in him and train him to become a strong shinobi capable of safeguarding the citizens of the Village Hidden in the Leaves. Many fans first assumed that the two characters were blood-related, which was not the case. Rock Lee merely looked up to Guy Sensei and wanted to echo some of his teacher’s characteristics.
However, many fans still argue that they need a paternity test on Guy and Lee. One user commented, “Because before Lee cut his hair to look like Guys’ and before Lee started wearing the green jump suit; Lee shared a similar look to a young Guy before Guy entered the academy as a child. So, explain that?”
The user also added, “They are so very obviously related, and closely as well. But no one will give the whole back story. Someone really needs to get in contact with Kishimoto and ask him tell us, because this has been bugging me for years, since the first chunnin exam in Naruto to be exact, and in Naruto: Shippuden it continues. We want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!!!!”