Tobi was formerly Zetsus subordinate and became a full Akatsuki member after Sasoris death. He now wears the same ring as Sasori having recovered it after Sasoris death and took his place as Deidaras partner. Unlike the majority of ninja thus far Tobi has not been shown wearing a visible forehead protector so his place of origin is unknown. He wears an orange mask with single eyehole covered in a swirl pattern concentrated towards the right eye. This odd mask that covers his entire face save for his right eye. Furthermore Tobi has several bolts or pins present on the arms of his uniform now obscured by his Akatsuki cloak. Tobis area of expertise remains unclear as he has never been shown fighting. He and Deidara have defeated the threetailed beast but Tobi is never shown doing anything but running from it. After the battle which goes largely unwitnessed Tobi claims to have knocked it out with a single attack. Deidara disagrees with the assessment claiming that it was his artistic contribution exploding clay that allowed them to win. During his fight with Sasuke Tobi shows the ability to recover from what are presumably debilitating or fatal blows. After being slashed across the midsection by Sasukes sword Tobi collapses only to stand up again a few seconds later and complain about the speed of the attack. Aside from this Tobi has yet to demonstrate any techniques. Tobi has a very formal and correct manner of speech. While his physical appearance remains a mystery Zetsu has implied that he is relatively young when one side of him referred to Tobi as a good boy. He respects Deidara referring to him as Deidarasenpai. Tobis personality is rather odd in comparison with other Akatsuki members. While most of the members are dedicated and serious though somewhat argumentative or even hostile towards each other when not fighting Tobi is more carefree and goofy much like Naruto. His personality does not please Deidara who believes that all Akatsuki members should be serious and calm. Tobi unintentionally irritates Deidara frequently which usually results in Deidara attacking Tobi in a comedic fashion.