Tayuya (多由也) is a kunoichi of Orochimaru's Sound Four.
Tayuya is foul-mouthed towards most people, especially Jirobo, calling him "fatty", as he criticized her over it. She didn't think much of Shikamaru Nara as a leader, but as a weak, useless rat, who ran away when she used her Doki to attack him. Of the Sound Four, Tayuya was the only member to show a sense of morality, as she berated Shikamaru for sacrificing his teammates to bring back one person who voluntarily left.
Involvement in Plot
Invasion of Konoha arc:
Tayuya made her first appearance with the rest of the Sound Four, erecting a barrier to keep others from interfering in Orochimaru's fight with the Third Hokage. She later escorted Orochimaru when he fled.
Sasuke Retrieval arc:
The Sound Four escorted Sasuke Uchiha when he decided to join sides with Orochimaru. When Team Shikamaru caught up with the Sound Four, they managed to take the barrel Sasuke was being carried in from her. While trying to take it back, she was confronted by Kimimaro, who threatened to kill her if she didn't deal with some of the Konoha ninja. She fought Shikamaru, but was repeatedly outmatched by his superior intellect. When she started relying on brute strength, she was almost able to kill him, but Temari arrived, and killed her first.
Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
In the anime, Tayuya was reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi along with her Sound Four teammates during the Fourth Shinobi World War. She was able to fight against Shikamaru again. Despite losing even when her body was enhanced by her summoner, Tayuya quickly reconstructed herself and cast the Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover to teleport herself and Shikamaru to another location where her comrades have brought their opponents to. They continue their battles with their enemies, switching opponents while Shikamaru comes up with an analysis. Tayuya reveals that even their defeats will not release the barrier. The Sound Four overwhelm the Konoha shinobi with the hatred they hold for them. Taking advantage of this, Shikamaru continues to bait their hate to lure Naruto to the barrier and break them free. Tayuya and her comrades decide to fight against Naruto, but were defeated before their souls return to the afterlife.
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