He is also very respectful to his opponents and carries a great sense of honor, to the point that his good-natured heart stops him from holding grudges, even forgiving and building a friendship with him, even after he crushed his arm and leg. Guy saw something special in Lee, becoming proud when Lee was able to complete a task, and greatly appreciating his never gives up attitude. One of his signature moves is the Primary Lotus, in which by opening the first gate, he knocks his opponent in the air, constricts them with his bandages, and pile drives his opponent head first into the ground. Tenten's Must-Win Battle While on a mission, Lee acts unsightly infront of Tenten, angering her. Lee also has deep feelings for Sakura, asking her to be his girlfriend. In the anime, while using his natural anxiety to drive him, Lee instinctively fights in a more erratic yet extremely effective manner similar to the , which proved able to pressure his taijutsu master father in a serious match.
However, despite no one getting the bell, Kakashi passed all the students as they succeeded at the test's true goal; loyalty and team-work. Rock Lee is also the main character of a spin-off manga by Kenji Taira that follows his training in comical misadventures. During their challenge to capture a flag, Shikadai took advantage of Lee's social-anxiety, noting how everyone was watching him. Lee is saved by the interference of Gaara, who battles Kimimaro. Ultimately, Boruto and 's respective words resonated with Iwabee, ending the fight. Byakuya Gang Arc Main article: Metal protecting Denki. With the combined help of Boruto and Inojin, they were able to Metal.
Rescue Gaara: In part 2, Tsunade sends team Guy to help support team Kakashi during the rescue of Gaara, who was now Kazekage, and had been taking by the. Despite the pleasant ending, Lee and the rest of the class were fiercely scolded later by sensei for skipping class. As such, he is able to effectively perform and , able to use both to a person's movements and of this alongside fellow users. Numerous pieces of merchandise have been released in Lee's likeness, including and. He and his team-mates cheered for Boruto when he defeated to win the tournament, but were very distraught when learning that he cheating used an advanced ninja tool, the , which was deemed banned from the Chūnin Exams and thus was disqualified. After that the medics say that his life of a ninja is over.
It is this hard working determination, which has allowed Lee to succeed as a ninja. Lee also appears in the , participating in a tournament. In the anime and manga, Lee is a ninja affiliated with the village of Konohagakure, and is a member of , which consists of himself, , , and —the team's leader. Thinking something was wrong, the team decided to head to Konoha. After the attack ended and the Seventh Hokage saved all the lives there at the cost of being captured himself, Lee was sent to the hospital to tend the citizens' injuries. Unable to use most ninja techniques, Lee dedicates himself to using solely , ninja techniques similar to. Recovery: Lee would become deeply upset, that his life of a ninja was over, and that he would fail to reach his goal.
The challenge quickly got heated, with Lee ultimately getting captured by the girls once his anxiety got in the way again. It was during this time that Lee developed a rivalry with Neji, believing that with enough hard work, someone like him will be able to surpass a natural genius, although Neji believed he is and always will be superior to Lee and his hard work was pointless. Later, after eavesdropping on the Hokage, Metal and his friends learned of the danger Team 7 was in at Iwagakure. He also seems to have stage fright, as when too many people watch him, he locks up and becomes unable to move or perform properly. Lee conviced Ionjin in gong to the Fire Department. In , Lee obtains the rank of Chunin, and is dispatched with his team to help save Gaara following his abduction by the criminal organization.
Versus Momoshiki Arc Main articles: and Metal facing Shinki. The proctors explains the Graduation Exams to the class. Lee also has notably high strength, able to easily pummel rocks with his fists, and deliver. Several publications for manga, anime, video games, and other media have provided commentary on Lee's character. New Era Academy Entrance Arc Main article: In the anime, on the day of the Academy entrance ceremony, without warning crashed a train into the , cancelling the ceremony. While the post chief was saved, the spectre and the culprit ultimately got away. However, Metal's anxiety at being watched quickly made him vomit, disqualifying the team.
He then conceived a series of plans to pass the test, which the friends all backed up. Later, Lee grows closer to his friends, playing videogames with them. By opening the last gate, it is said that even an average person could briefly surpass even a Kage, but the user would inevitably die. . Increasing Lee's hostility, he quickly attacked Shikidai on sight, demanding he fight back. Afterwards, Lee gave Denki his own jumpsuit, which Metal supported his father in proclaiming its worth. It is a continuiation of the pun established with his father,.
An example being in his fight with Gaara, despite being knocked out, and having his arm and leg crushed, he was still able to get up, through pure muscle memory. A more complicated version is the Reverse Lotus, which requires the first three gates to be opened. During the events of the Fourth Shinobi War Lee is assigned to the Third Division, Lee helps in fighting the Kabuto Yakushi's reanimated army and later aids in the fight against Obito Uchiha and Madara Uchiha. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. This would not stop him, as even when he was in the hospital, he would sneak out to train, much to the shock of the medical staff and , who believed he should be resting. The older shinobi was moved by Denki's determination and decided to supervise Denki's training.
Lee has also learned to open the first five of the Eight Gates. Once gaining praise for his performance while not getting nervous, Metal insisted that it was because he practices so hard, encouraging his friends to do the same. After Sasuke drives them back, lee promises to Sakura that the next time they meet he will be stronger. Ultimately however, the thieves proved too powerful and easily repelled the genin's efforts. He soon after escaped it and joined his friends in facing Anko.
He proceeded to free him. When designing Lee's appearance, Kishimoto intended to have Lee wield a variety of weapons, including ; however, due to time constraints while creating the series, he was unable to do so. When news that the legendary medical ninja Tsunade had returned, Guy saw this as hope for Lee, and that she could heal him. The manga was adapted into an anime series titled. Lee's luck runs out during the second part of the exam when his team encounters. Admiring their loyalty to their friends, Naruto decided to let them.