When Gaara’s bijuu was extracted, things weren’t looking so good for him. I mean, can you imagine having your tailed beast ripped out of you? It’s like having your heart removed … literally! But don’t worry, Gaara wasn’t down for the count just yet.
In episode 17 of Naruto: Shippuden, which was aptly titled “The Death of Gaara,” our favorite sand ninja faced the ultimate challenge. Akatsuki members Sasori and Deidara had infiltrated the Hidden Village with one goal in mind: to kidnap Gaara and extract his bijuu.
Gaara didn’t go down without a fight. He battled hard, but he just couldn’t keep up with the Akatsuki’s power.
Eventually, Gaara was defeated, and his tailed beast was ripped out of him, leading to his untimely demise. But fear not, my friends, because an elder from the village named Chiyo swooped in and sacrificed her life to revive him. That’s right, Chiyo brought Gaara back to the land of the living – at her own ultimate expense.
So there you have it, folks. Gaara may have faced the death penalty, but with a little help from his friends (and a little magical heroics from Chiyo), he was able to make a comeback like the champ that he is.
Table of Contents
- Why Did Chiyo Revive Gaara?
- Did Gaara Get Shukaku Back?
- Does Gaara Die in the 4th Great Ninja War?
- How Did Gaara Get His Mark?
- Did Gaara Become Good?
- Is Gaara Alive in Boruto?
- Does Gaara End Up With Anyone?
- Does Gaara Die in Boruto?
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Why Did Chiyo Revive Gaara?
Well, it’s pretty simple: she felt super guilty and wanted to make up for past mistakes. You see, Chiyo had a hand in making Gaara into the Jinchuriki of Shukaku, the one-tail beast, which is kind of a big deal. And when Gaara got his bijuu extracted by the Akatsuki, the poor guy died.
A furious Naruto basically told Chiyo she was the reason Gaara was dead. Feeling guilty and realizing Naruto was right (because when is he ever wrong?), Chiyo decides to use a forbidden jutsu called One’s Own Life Reincarnation to bring Gaara back to life. The jutsu was originally meant for puppets but can also be used to share life force with humans, living or dead.
Now, using the jutsu on a living person can restore them from fatal damage, but it will seriously drain the user. And using it on the dead will kill the user in exchange for the deceased’s soul. So Chiyo knew what she was getting into when she used the jutsu on Gaara. But at least she got to make up for her mistake and go out in a blaze of glory.
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Did Gaara Get Shukaku Back?
Unfortunately, the answer is a big, fat NO. Shukaku was extracted and sealed inside the Gedo Statue, and it’s not like you can just pop a tailed beast back into its former host like a cork in a bottle. Once it’s gone, it’s gone – you can’t un-bijuu yourself, as much as Gaara would have liked to try.
Does Gaara Die in the 4th Great Ninja War?
Is Gaara really so tough he can’t be killed in the 4th Great Ninja War? Apparently! It seems like he’s got the survival skills of a cockroach. He faces some seriously tough opponents like the 4th Kazekage, 2nd Mizukage, 2nd Tsuchikage, and Madara, but he manages to stay alive and fight until the end.
The fight with Madara was especially tough since he managed to take out all five Kage, but thanks to the arrival of Orochimaru and Karin, Gaara and the others were able to receive much-needed medical attention and get back in the game.
How Did Gaara Get His Mark?
No one knows for sure, but the most popular theory is that Gaara got the “ai” symbol tattooed on his forehead as a reminder that he is loved … by himself. It’s like wearing a shirt that says “I’m with me,” but on your forehead.
There are those who believe that Gaara’s mother actually gave him the mark as a symbol of her undying love for him. I mean, what better way to show your love than by branding your child for life, am I right?
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Did Gaara Become Good?
After Naruto won his heart over, Gaara realized that being evil isn’t as cool as it sounds and there’s nothing like having friends to back you up. He went from a grumpy, sand-slinging Jinchuriki to a kind, caring Kazekage who would do anything for his village and his friends.
In episode 182 of Naruto: Shippuden, titled “Gaara’s Bond,” we see Gaara’s character development in full swing. He learns the true meaning of friendship and the importance of protecting those you care about. And boy, did he take those lessons to heart! He became one of Naruto’s closest buddies and a valuable asset in the 4th Great Ninja War.
Is Gaara Alive in Boruto?
Good news folks, Gaara is alive and well in Boruto! He’s still the boss as the Kazekage and has been making some cool cameo appearances.
But wait, there’s more! Gaara has even taken on a new role as a loving foster father to a young ninja named Shinki. He’s been teaching the kid all sorts of ninja tricks, and rumor has it that Shinki may even surpass his old man. Watch out, world!
Does Gaara End Up With Anyone?
Our dear Gaara is still on the market, ladies and gents! Despite being the Kazekage and an all-around awesome ninja, he has yet to put a ring on anyone’s finger.
Perhaps it’s his past trauma that’s holding him back from fully committing. Or maybe he’s just too busy being a foster dad to Shinki, teaching him the ways of the ninja world.
But who knows what the future holds for Gaara? Maybe one day he’ll find that special someone who will love him and his tattooed forehead unconditionally.
Does Gaara Die in Boruto?
So far, nope! Who knows, maybe he’ll live forever as a sand-filled immortal. Or maybe he’ll get tired of being Kazekage and retire to run a sand castle building business. Only time will tell, but let’s hope he continues his trend of evading death!
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