A promising sloth
Shikamaru is a member of the Nara clan of Konoha village in the anime and manga Naruto Shippuden. He meets the hero, Naruto, when they are studying at the academy to become ninjas. They are both dunces but in the case of Shikamaru, it is mostly laziness and boredom. He will prove later to be particularly intelligent and gifted for certain tasks, which will be worth to him to be entrusted with important responsibilities. At school, he befriended Ch?ji, a clumsy boy who was rejected by the others. They always remained friends and this friendship will only get stronger.