Tenten is a kunoichi of Konohagakure. She idolizes the Sannin Tsunade and strives to emulate her and become a powerful kunoichi. Using her unparalleled weapon skills, she has become just that in her own right.
Early Life Edit
Since her time as a student in the Academy, Tenten had a goal to become a legendary kunoichi like Tsunade, one of the Sannin, which she openly shared to others. After graduating, she was assigned to Team Guy, alongside Rock Lee and Neji Hyuga. For their final test to become genin, Guy forced his potential students to spar him and see their commitment to succeed. Ultimately, all three passed. During this time of trial and failure, trying to emulate Tsunade, Tenten attempted to become a medical-nin, building up her raw strength and such. While each failed attempt was damaging to her pride, Tenten later discovered her talent for fuinjutsu and thus developed her unique fighting style. Realizing her own nature, she stopped trying to become like Tsunade, but still has not given up her dream of becoming a legendary kunoichi in her own right. Later, Tenten and her teammates were offered the chance to enter the Chunin Exams in the possibility of being promoted the said rank. However, all three decided to pass on the exams for the time being to further hone their skills.
Tenten strongly believes that a female shinobi can be just as strong as male shinobi. During the Chunin Exams, Neji suggests that kunoichi aren't good at taijutsu, but Tenten reprimands him, explaining that girls are just as good as boys when it terms of physical prowess.
Tenten has black hair and grey eyes, both of which are depicted as brown in the anime. She wears her hair in two Chinese-style buns on her head with short fringe-bangs framing her face. She keeps this hairstyle consistent throughout Part I and II. In the The Last: Naruto the Movie, her hair buns are braided and held together by a short plait that falls just below her shoulders. As an adult, her retains her braided-buns, but her straight bangs cover her forehead.
Tenten's outfits serve as a reference to Chinese culture. In Part I, she wore a pink sleeveless qipao-style blouse (initially depicted as blue in the manga) with red sleeve trimmings and yellow fastening buttons and dark green pants. A pouch was adjusted to her thigh and her forehead protector and sandals were both blue. In Part II, Tenten sported a long-sleeved, high-collared white blouse with maroon edges, black fingerless gloves, low-heeled sandals and a black forehead protector. She wore maroon, puffy hakama-styled pants with the exposed parts covered in bandages and the shuriken holster removed. She usually carried a large scroll behind her back. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Tenten wore the standard Konoha infantry flak jacket and assorted clothing, along with a holster around her waist that carries two small scrolls.
In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Tenten wore a white sleeveless, high-collared qipao dress with red trimmings and a pink flame pattern on the left, tied with a maroon obi. Underneath, she had fishnet leg stockings and black high-heeled boots. She no longer wears her gloves and forehead protector, but wore a pair of black scrolls around her wrists like bangles, and had two scrolls in the color of green and light grey strapped on her lower back.
As an adult, Tenten once again wears the similar outfit she wore in Part II, while sporting red dangling tassel-like earrings.
Tenten is a highly skilled and capable kunoichi, her skills being held in high regard by her team.
New Era Edit
Over the years, Tenten's hobby of collecting every type of ninja tool from across the world escalated to the point she opened a shop to sell the tools, though it's nearly always empty due to the peaceful era. Amongst the tools, the Treasured Tools were displayed in the shop with a sign the said "not for sale".