Do we ever get to learn more about Saizo's past? Like his parents or why he is a ninja? I saw that Saizo might not even be his real name?
Okay, first of all I’m so sorry nonnie, I JUST saw this message. Since this is my sideblog my messages sometimes get buried (⌯˃̶᷄ ﹏ ˂̶᷄⌯)
Putting some under a cut because spoilers.
First of all. I’m not sure about the Saizo not being his real name thing. I have never seen anything like that. The only thing I can equate it to is the fact that it could come from the talk that he isn’t believed to be a real person–historically. It’s debatable. Really, most ninja stories and prominent shinobi tales are topics of debate but I digress.
Why he was a ninja? Well, during the time we had some prominent ninja clans. Iga-ryu and their lower counterparts Koga-ryu (koka).
From what I know, they never say why exactly he is a ninja or how he came about being one. But knowing enough about shinobi, we can kind of assume. I’ll try to keep it short because I can ramble about this stuff haha.
From what I have read–Clans like the Koga and Iga had their main clan in the shadows kind of hidden, and then they would have upwards of 53 different smaller ninja families/clans spread out through the country (even some fake clans to throw off anyone who wanted to attack them). This way, during the fighting, they had people working for all sides (which brings in more money).
I’m assuming the Kirigakures are set up in slbp to be one of the more prominent families in the Iga clan (sort of like the Fujibayashis perhaps?). You’re born into it and you die in it sort of thing. So Saizo has no choice, it’s all he knows.