Happy Birthday, Rock Lee!
We have an embarrassment of birthday riches this Thanksgiving week -- two days ago we celebrated Sai's birthday, and today we switch our attention to someone who you might say is Sai's polar opposite -- fiery, physical, maybe a little too over-the-top sometimes. But that's just part of Rock Lee's charm, isn't it?
So don't be afraid to scream out "happy birthday," because Rock will appreciate anything loud and rousing! And of course, check out our little tribute below, as well as a fresh character data wallpaper, and don't forget to send Rock your well-wishes in the forum!
Happy Birthday, Rock Lee!
Who has honor, loyalty, and a questionable sense of style! It could only be Rock Lee, our favorite bushy-browed ninja! Now, you could slap down the cake hats and party favors for him, but there's a fair chance his idea of a party is more training. The only sure-fire way to reign in this firecracker of a ninja is to invite Might Guy! That's right, Guy and Lee together, celebrating another glorious year of Taijutsu mastery and slick haircuts. Can this party get any cooler?! (According to Lee, no.)
Normally, people might be concerned about caloric intake or cholesterol levels when gorging themselves on birthday cake. Thanks to some special Taijutsu training from Guy, Lee will never have to worry about such petty details. [Original Series Episode 48: Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!”] Seriously, even as a young Genin he's able to whip Sasuke's butt with the Strong Fist style of combat alone. [Original Series Episode 22: "Chunin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke!”] With that kind of technique, I don't think the size of his belly will ever be an issue, even if you added an extra helping of ice cream.
I'm not sure what kind of party games young little ninja play, but it's best to stay far, far away from them when Rock Lee's up to bat. It's not that he's mean or particularly dangerous; he just has a tendency to take competition farther than most people would. [Original Series Episode 50: "The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born!”] If he's willing to fight in an arena match past the point of unconsciousness, I don't want to know how a game of "pin the tail on the donkey” would turn out. Sometimes it's just safe to say "you win” and be done with it. Just don't ever tell him he can't do something, because he won't listen even if it hurts him. [Original Series Episode 55: "A Feeling of Yearning, a Flower Full of Hope”]
Lee's just an all around nice guy and on top of that, he's got the kind of fighting spirit that can keep up with the likes of Naruto. What's not to celebrate?