|Hatake Ken はたけ ケン
Ken (ケン, Ken) is a shinobi from Konohagakure and a member of the Hatake clan.
He is the only child of Kakashi Hatake and Mina. He is as genius just like his father, but he is also playful and doesn’t take things serious just like his mother.
Name: Hatake Ken (はたけ ケン Hatake Ken / The Cunning Ninja of Konoha / The Lazy Ninja / The Solo Ninja)
Birthdate: January 28
Age: 18 (Boruto era)
Blood Type: O
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Ken is the only child of Mina and Kakashi. He was born two years before The Fourth Shinobi World War had begun. His father loves him unconditionally and spoils him. Since that, Ken always likes to do whatever he wants.
He doesn’t like being the center of attention and tries not to stand out too much. It doesn’t really work since the girls around him admire him for his strength and good looks. People always judge him for being lazy and for never getting in trouble since he is the Hokage’s son but he doesn’t really care about their opinion.
After he became Genin, he joined Team 7 with Naruto Uzumaki as his sensei. They are very close ever since Ken was a little boy. Ken used to train with Naruto till he admitted to himself that he could never beat him in a real fight.
However, he also knows Naruto’s weakness. His teammates, Tsukune and Mibuna, really cherish Naruto. It makes their team so united.
After the mission, Naruto is able to look after his students very well. Therefore, they don’t have any risks. Besides, Naruto willing trusts Ken because he knew Ken’s skills.
He took the Chūnin Exams to impress his father so he could be proud of him. Since his father was the 6th Hokage, he didn’t want to damage his reputation, so he tried to win every match and showed off his skills. His goal was just to win against his opponents and not pass the Chūnin exam because he didn’t want to take more responsibility and go on more difficult missions or even lead a team.
He also didn’t use Ninjutsu. He used only the Taijutsu and tricked his opponents with his own aptitude. Finally, he passed the exam with his outstanding skills, his fast speed and intelligence. Although he didn’t want to become Chūnin, he was very happy that he passed the test.
Ken got the opportunity to temporary lead a team on a B-Rank mission since Naruto was busy with another mission. He almost lost one of his teammates after they got attacked by some thieves.
Usually, he’s very sharp-witted but when his team got in a dangerous situation, he couldn’t even think of a plan to save them. He was under pressure and lost all his confidence.
He used all his power to save his friends, and killed the enemies by himself. But was unable to beat all the enemies. Luckily, Naruto had completed his mission earlier and came to help his team just in time.
Ken felt so guilty for not being able to protect his teammates that he asked his father to withdraw him from team 7. After his failed mission, he didn’t live in the village for two whole years and only visited Konoha once a month because he made a deal with his father.
During that time he tried to avoid his teammates because he felt guilty for not being strong enough to protect his friends. However, Tsukune and Mibuna never blamed Ken for getting hurt during that mission. They even tried to get in contact with him after he had left the village.
After he realized that his father needed his ability for the sake of the village, he decided to come back to Konoha. That’s when his father stepped back from his position and made Naruto the Seventh Hokage.
Ken is very handsome which makes him pretty popular, especially with the girls. Because of his physical appearance he looks pretty cold but he’s actually very friendly. Many people like him but there are also people who don’t like him because they think he’s taking advantage of the fact that his father is the 6th Hokage.
However, Ken doesn’t really care about other people gossiping about him. He only cares about people who are good to him.
He is a cheeky and playful person, who doesn’t take things seriously. He’s also well known for being lazy and doesn’t have much patience. He prefers to hang out with his friends than doing missions. Ken‘s also very straightforward and always expresses everything directly.
He never lies and doesn’t like lying. The reason why he doesn’t like lying is because he always feels guilty. (Except when he’s doing the mission, he can lie.)
Ken is a curious person with many interests and always tries to learn new things.
One of his bad habits is that he always flirts with a lot of girls but he never really takes things serious with any of them.
Because of his hair color and personality, he always gets told that he looks a lot like his father. Ken has silver short hair that is darker than his fathers hair, remarkable red eyes that he got from his mother, and his skin is very pale. He also has two fangs that become visible when he smiles. His appearance resembles his mother while his personality is very similar to his father.
He always acts calm but he is actually playful, which is the complete opposite to his character.
Ken likes to wear a jacket over his t-shirt. He especially likes wearing hoodies and always rolls up the sleeves to make it more comfortable for him. Most of his clothes are black or dark blue. He wears his forehead protector on his right glove which sometimes helps him block weapons. He also wears a belt that is attached to a bag where he carries all his ninja tools. Sometimes he even hides his weapons under his clothes.
|Hatake Ken timeline
|Hatake Ken 6-11yrs.
|Hatake Ken 12-15yrs.
|Hatake Ken 16-18yrs, in Boruto
|About his gloves
He used his right glove to block weapons
(When the wrist is bent the Forehead Protector plate will be pushed)
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Abilities / Intelligence
Ken has a high IQ and people always praise him for being a genius just like his father. He’s also thoughtful, observant and skeptical. Because of his curiosity, Ken likes to find things out by himself. Ken‘s also able to learn things quickly and he’s a sharp-witted person.
Because of his laziness, he always takes the shortcut so he can complete the missions quickly. Sometimes he doesn’t even have to deal with enemies at all.
He is a genius but he usually didn’t show anyone his potential because he knows that it will increase more work. Only his father knows about his abilities because he trains with his father all the time. He loves and highly respects his father. He likes to tease his father which eventually becomes one of his habits. So, they both are very close.
Ken’s grades are at the middle range. He purposely doesn’t give his best in school because he doesn’t wants to be in the center of attention and he also wants to avoid getting more work.
When he’s on a mission, he quickly thinks about resolving problems which makes it difficult for the enemy to figure out his plan. Because of his playful personality, he always leads the enemy to be careless.
Ken is known for his intelligence and his fast speed but he’s not very confident with his skills. He trusts his instincts and likes to do his missions alone since he always makes decisions very quickly and doesn’t have time to explain his plan to others.
Having teammates only distracts him since he’s always worried that one of them could get hurt during the mission.
Ken‘s biggest weakness is that he can’t be a leader because he isn’t able to work under high pressure since everyone has high expectations of him.
When he’s doing solo missions, he can focus on himself and is confident with his quick decisions without thinking about the risk of his teammates getting hurt.
Chakra and Physical Prowess
Ken often uses Taijutsu during his battles. Since he doesn’t have enough chakra he tries to avoid using Ninjutsu but he can still use it pretty well. He always trains his new jutsu with his father so he could improve his attacks. Ken also likes to do research about all kind of jutsu and get as much information as possible in case he needs it to fight against an enemy.
Since he likes to learn new things, he developed a fantastic fighting style that allows him so use all the different things at his aroundes as weapons. During the bell test, Ken used the lace of his hoodie to tie Naruto‘s hand on his foot which helped him to limit Naruto‘s movements.
Furthermore, Ken is best known for his fast speed and his intelligence. He’s able to flee from the enemies and even seduce them without having to use his chakra at all.
- Lightning Mesh
Ken main technique is “Lightning Mesh,” which is a sow up lightning on the high ground, it is like a net that was sown above to capture the enemy. It’s very difficult for enemies who are in range to escape.
- Lightning Barrier
When Ken wants to trap the enemy or protect people, he will use “Lightning Barrier.” It’s a lightning releasing barrier that helps limit the movements space of the enemy, not allowing people to neither enter, nor exit. It’s like a lightning cage.
The user can change the shape as he wants. Not only can the user of the jutsu surround the enemies, it can also reduce the size of the circles and deal with enemies as well.
But this Ninjutsu needs quite a lot of chakra.
- Fast punch
It is air pressure punch, is a part of taijutsu which is a very fast punch using the air pressure to the opponent. But the power isn’t so strong in damage. Therefore, the target is needed to be locked with the wall to strengthen the punch’s power.
Ken can summon Ninken like his father. He has two Ninkens; Dane and Genki, both are male.
“Dane” (デーン) is a Great Dane dog. He has a white body with black polka Dotson. Dane is a tall dog with slender long legs and black eyes. He wears a blue konoha collar and bandages around his body. He’s calm and sober and a Niken who rarely speaks.
“Genki” (げんき) is a Rottweiler and has a dark black body with brown markings on his body. His eyes are crimson and he wears a reddish-brown konoha collar around the neck. Genki has bandages wrapped around both front legs. He has a tall, hard body and is very strong. He’s cheerful and chatty and playful; just like Ken.
Both of them are good at attacking and hunting. With high finding and trail abilities, a nice nose and a good sense. Ken only uses them to track down enemies and to find people. Ken doesn’t allow them to take action on their own because he’s worried that they might end up in a dangerous situation.
They both address Ken with Ken-chan. They have been best friends since childhood.
|Dane and Genki, Ken’s ninken.
Purple Electricity is a lightning release technique that Kakashi re-invented and taught to Ken. It is a jutsu that Ken often uses because it doesn’t waste much of his chakra like a lightning mesh. Most of the time he uses it when he wants to cut or kill enemies.
He can use it in different situations with lightning mesh and lightning barrer
- Chakra Blade
In the case that he does not want to eliminate the enemy. He often uses Chakra Blade put an electric chakra in his weapon before throwing at the enemy. If it hit them, they will be shocked like being electrocuted giving him a chance to rapidly escape away.
Ninjutsu = 4/5
Taijutsu = 4.5/5
Genjutsu = 3/5
Intelligence = 5/5
Strength = 3.5/5
Speed = 4.5/5
Stamina = 3.5/5
Hand seals = 4/5
Total = 32
- Ken (賢) means intelligence, genius, but actually his name was built by his father and mother’s letters; “K” “N.”
- His rule is “no rules.”
- He can cook very delicious meals.
- He can sing very well.
- Ken’s favorite colors are white, dark blue.
- His type are younger girls but he never had a girlfriend before. He flirts with a lot of girls, but he’s never been serious to anyone of them. (And he’s also a virgin xD)
- He really wants to have a younger sister, he doesn’t want a brother (In fact, he doesn’t like kids because he thinks they are annoying). His mother only wanted to have one child.
- He is very afraid of ghosts. But likes to watch Horror films and Thriller movies. And he really hate romantic movies and Drama movies.
- Even though Ken’s habit is lazy, but his room was very organized. He got this habit that comes from his father.
- Kakashi was 28 years old and Naruto only 14-15 years old when Ken was born.
- Ken got promoted to Genin at the age of 12 yrs and joined Naruto’s team 7 when his sensei was 26 years old
- Ken passed the exam as Chunin at the age of 14 yrs and became a team leader for the first time without Naruto. Because of a traumatic event, Ken left team 7 and only visited the village once a month. He takes on solo missions for two years; most of those missions are arresting thieves, missing-Ninja. And spying, Investigate or rescue hostage.
- He returned to live the village at the age of 16 years, during which Kakashi was close to leaving Hokage. He tried to come back to help his father. When Naruto became Hokage Ken began to leave the village again because he like traveling. Accepting one mission, he left the village almost a month.
- He returned to the village permanently at the age of 18 because of a girl.
- Ken is currently 18 years old, Naruto is 32 years old, and Kakashi is 46 years old.