The Raikage ('Lightning Shadow') is the military and political leader of Kumogakure, the hidden village of the Land of Lightning. Though they are usually the strongest in the village, they are also chosen based on connections to previous Hokage, ideology, and their own personal achievements and renown. So far, there have been four Raikage:
- First Raikage.
*Third Raikage - father of A and adoptive father of Killer B. He was known for his Lightning Armor, insanely durable body, and Black Lightning techniques. He was killed after stalling ten thousand enemy shinobi for three days.
*A - the Fourth Raikage and son of the Third Raikage. He is known for his Lightning Armor and his nin-taijutsu.