Gara is the Raikage (雷影; Literally meaning "Lightning Shadow") of the Lightning Village, however little is known about them at this point. He is the most powerful ninja in the Thunder Village. He can control Thunder Ninjutsu. He appears in the Jounin Campaign.
- Level 40 - Jounin Exam 1/5: Hand Seals (first appearance)
- Level 15 - Backup Request from Wind Village (mentioned)
- Level 30 - Practice: Lightning Chunin (mentioned)
- Level 48 - The Fire-Thunder Alliance
- Gara's appearance, name and facial expression is similar to Gaara, from Naruto.