Shikamaru Nara is a part of Team 10, and is a chūnin-level shinobi of Konohagakure. His personality makes him hesitant to take responsibilities and an overall laid-back attitude. He uses his shadow-based techniques in battle; he can use his shadows to attach to and manipulate nearby objects which allows him to attack from several angles.
Once a highly overlooked ninja due to his extreme laziness, Shikamaru is a member of Team 10 within Konohagakure who eventually plays a pivotal role in saving the village from the criminal organization Akatsuki. In later years, he rises to become an elite jōnin-level shinobi whose skills will contribute greatly in ending the Fourth Shinobi World War.
With his father, Shikarai earns both praise and criticism from notable individuals such as Kakashi Hatake and Sasuke Uchiha. He also becomes noted for assisting Naruto Uzumaki in finding help during his time of need while briefly becoming a teacher at the Academy.