Gōzu (业头, Gōzu) and his younger brother Meizu are twin brothers and former Chūnin of Kirigakure, known as the Devil Brothers. They were mercenaries alongside Zabuza Momochi.
Gozu wears a black gas mask similar to Kigiri’s, a gauntlet with poisonous claws on his left arm and a sharp chain attached to his brother’s battle gauntlet. He wears the typical Kirigakure camouflage pants and a wide front shield with the symbol of his ancient village and with a horn in the center.
Gozu, like his brother, is extremely violent, strong and domineering in character, and is also said to take great pleasure in torturing the enemy. Gozu, like his brother, is extremely violent, strong and domineering in character.
- Date of birth: June 6th
- Part I: 25
- Part I: 1.78 m
- 73.3 kg
- Blood type
- Renegade Ninja
- Mercenary Ninja
- Zabuza’s assistant
- Devil Brothers
The Devil Brothers fled Kirigakure with Zabuza Momochi when they failed in their attempt to assassinate the Mizukage and subsequently began working for him as assassins.
At the beginning of the series, Zabuza Momochi sends him and his brother to assassinate the famous bridge builder named Tazuna. Using the Water Element: Water Concealment Jutsu, they managed to outwit Team Kakashi. After appearing, Meizu and his brother pounced on Kakashi Hatake, tying him up with their Battle Gloves, making it appear as if they had killed him.
As their ambush progressed, the Devil Brothers advance to attack an unsuspecting Naruto Uzumaki, however, he is stopped by Sasuke Uchiha, who breaks the chain linking the brothers. But having their intention to kill, the brothers, upon breaking free, continue attacking the team. However, they are stopped by Kakashi, who reveals that he had used the Substitution Jutsu to evade the first attack. Later, they are tied to a tree by Kakashi to be arrested.
Gōzu and Meizu are specialists when it comes to coordinated techniques. Meizu has a giant Battle Glove, which has a retractable Shuriken chain when attached to the glove. Gōzu which allows them to bind an enemy and cut them to pieces. In case the Shuriken chain is neutralized, Gōzu has a mechanism, which allows them to release Meizu so that they can both attack individually.
He uses the claws of his Battle Glove, which are infused with Poison to finish off his enemies in a faster and simpler way. In addition, he and his brother have the ability to use the Water Element, being able to suddenly appear from puddles to catch their targets off guard at any time.