The Truth Behind Orochimaru


The page for the truth around this popular anime villian.

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Is Orochimaru only just an anime character, or is there something else behind him?  In myth, he is a legendary ninja that is tainted by snake magic.  Sound familar ? cough*Voldemort*cough.  Although he is well known as Orochimaru, according to legend, his original name is Yashagorō.   Once a follower of his master Jiraiya (also anime but he is his friend instead of his pupil), he eventually betrayed him.  Although this is a mixed perception, this is where he came from and has grown in popularity since his introduction.  Orochimaru may be a rare double rip character: he came from folklore, but his anime existence may have been doubly inspired by Lord Voldemort.