Hello, I love KHR so much, and I'm intrigued over your choice to pick Mist flames along with Sky flames for Naruto. If you want, can you explain why you choose those flame types? Kakashi's and Sakumo's also, if you can! Thank you very much!
Of course! I like Naruto as a Misty Sky because while he’s got all the traits of a Sky - Harmony, drawing people to him, serving as a center, holding things together - he’s also an extremely tricky bastard. Granted, the manga shows this more than the anime, but look at his use of clones. At first glance, it’s just a tactic to outnumber and overwhelm, but it’s actually misdirection and subtlety and drawing his opponent into a trap. He’s definitely at least partly Mist, and the argument could be made for being solely Mist - after all, even Mists like Mukuro were able to draw people to them, so there’s precedence.
I see Kakashi as a Lightning is largely because of the trait of drawing the Family’s damage to themselves. Kakashi is a martyr, even if he keeps on surviving. In pretty much every fight he gets involved in, he uses himself to draw fire, to block attacks. He might be tactical about it, he might be smart, but every time the choice is between himself and saving a comrade, he jumps right in.
Sakumo as a Rain is largely because of how I tend to characterize him - he’s calm and collected and easygoing, but also fiercely loyal. He doesn’t tend to want to escalate conflicts, but if he has to he’ll fight until he drops to defend others. I tend to think of him as a lot like Takeshi, tbh.