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Orochimaru, the Popular Naruto Villain, Is Non-binary

Orochimaru, the Popular 'Naruto' Villain, Is Non-binary

Orochimaru, the Popular 'Naruto' Villain, Is Non-binary

"There have been times when I was a man and times a woman. Outside appearances don’t matter."

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A fan-favorite villain in the Naruto universe just came out as non-binary, reports PinkNews

In a recent episode of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime, Orochimaru—a powerful shinobi who has taken many forms throughout the course of the long-running and popular anime and manga series—revealed to their son Mitsuki that they don't identify as a man or a woman exclusively. 

"Are you my father or mother?" Mitsuki asks. 

"That’s a silly question. There have been times when I was a man and times a woman," Orochimaru replies. "Outside appearances don’t matter. The will to uncover all truth, that is the core of my being."

Obviously, fans had all sorts of feelings with a reveal of this magnitude.

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel