In the world of shinobi death becomes a necessity. Whether they died in battle or due to an illness or for some other reason, these shinobi had to die in the end. Moreover, in the old Naruto era, shinobi competed with each other to finish off shinobi from other villages that they considered enemies.
As a result, most of them had to die at a very young age. In fact, some of those who died had not yet reached the age of 20. In the world of Naruto at that age, even children had to be willing to fight for their village. Then, who are the shinobi who must die in a young state?
Haku is one of the Kekkei Genkai users of the ice release technique. This is because his clan also has this ability. Haku is able to create any object or thing from ice, such as when he uses the ice mirror technique, which locks up his enemies and then attacks them with a large number of needles. In it also Haku can move from one mirror to another mirror.
Haku himself became one of the initial villains faced by Sasuke and Naruto, in their first mission outside the village. Haku is actually a tragic character who throughout his life has to suffer. However, he prefers to remain devoted to Zabuza Momochi. Haku himself died at the age of 15 when Kakashi used the Chidori technique.
Before the Naruto and Boruto eras, Rin Nohara was a very kind and cheerful kunoichi. Rin is a teammate of Kakashi Hatake and Obito Uchiha. At that time, everything felt so good and went well, where Rin became the arbiter of the rivalry between Kakashi and Obito. However, the situation then began to change.
The situation got worse when Madara Uchiha had an evil plan that took advantage of Rin’s figure. Rin is the Jinchuriki of the Three-Tails, and Madara attempts to turn Rin into a weapon used to attack Konoha. Rin, who did not want that to happen, finally decided to end his life by deliberately visiting Kakashi who was using the Chidori technique.
Yahiko is a figure who is considered a “twin” of Naruto. Yahiko is a person who is full of enthusiasm, never gives up, and is always ready to work hard to realize his dream to protect his village. This is what then makes Jiraiya interested in inviting Yahiko to be his student, moreover Yahiko dreams of a peaceful world. However, after Jiraiya left, Yahiko had to lose his way.
He turned evil and his view of peace changed. Yahiko then formed an organization, namely Akatsuki, but Hanzo did not allow it. Hanzo also fights against Yahiko’s team, but Hanzo’s abilities are above them. Hanzo even asked Nagato to finish off Yahiko with a kunai. Nagato didn’t want to do it, but Yahiko then stabbed himself into the kunai and eventually died at the young age of 15. However, Yahiko then re-awakened as a vessel for Pain’s figure.
One of the tragic and heroic moments in the Naruto franchise is the death involving the figure of Neji Hyuga. Neji died at the height of the fourth shinobi world war when the world fought against Madara Uchiha. Neji is a figure who initially believed that one’s fate could no longer be contested. Until then Neji’s belief changed.
Neji believed that a person’s fate could be changed in a single moment. Neji knew that Hinata and Naruto had to stay alive, so he decided to protect the two of them from the 10 tails monster’s attack in the hope that they would both survive into the future. Neji died at the hands of Naruto at the age of 16 or 17 years. Many fans are saddened by the loss of this Neji figure.
Shishui Uchiha is one of the members of the Uchiha clan who must die before the main story in the Naruto series begins. Shisui is one of the Uchiha who has extraordinary talent, apart from Itachi and Sasuke. Shisui is known as a shinobi who is able to move very quickly thanks to the body flicker technique. And amazingly, Shisui also has the Mangekyou Sharingan in both eyes. This then became the beginning of disaster for Shisui.
Like Itachi, Shisui did not want to take part in the plot of his clan’s coup against the village of Konoha. Even so, Shisui was powerless to stop the attempt. Not to mention, Danzo managed to snatch one eye of his and tried to get his other eye. Shisui decided to end his life by jumping off the top of a waterfall. Before he ended his life, Shisui gave Itachi his other eye. Shisui probably died at the age of 16.
Besides Rin, Kimimaro is also the owner of the Kekkei Genkai which allows him to manipulate bones to use as weapons or whatever he wants. His Kekkei Genkai was inherited by Kaguya Otsutsuki. Kimimaro himself is actually the last descendant of the Kaguya Otsutsuki clan. However, unexpectedly, Kimimaro turns out to have a mysterious serious illness.
The disease gnawed at his body which made Kimimaro realize that his life was not long. Despite this, Kimimaro remains loyal to serve his boss, Orochimaru. Kimimaro is shown to be able to face three shinobi at once such as Gaara, Rock Lee, and Naruto. However, Kimimaro finally had to die at the age of 15 because of the disease he was suffering from.
Death for a shinobi is a risk they must face, because they never know when the enemy will attack and how strong the enemy is. Even so, the death of shinobi at a young age can be said to be very sad and tragic because they should not have died at that age.