The Naruto franchise is one of most popular mangas in the world, selling over 220 million copies since 1999. Much of its success comes from creator Masashi Kishimoto’s ability to combine a fictional world full of awesome ninja fighting with relatable characters who have experienced tragedy and loss.

Gaara is one such character, earning instant popularity from Naruto fans because of his power and heartbreaking childhood. He would first appear as an insane and sadistic evil character who was the foil to the series’ protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki.

Gaara’s motto started off as “love for oneself” (自愛, jiai). He explains this to Naruto by saying: “I am a relic they want ...

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