Age: Unknown; approximately over 300 years old
Former Rank: Jounin
Village: Hidden Grass Village
Elements: Earth; Lightning
Kekkei Genkai: Zetsu's kekke genkai resides in his freakish appearance and alternate personality.
Appearance/Attire - The kekke genkai users bare uniquely odd appearances, their skin tone being one of the most noticeable features, half jet black and half pure white. Another noticeable trait is the Venus Flytrap every user has, surrounding their bodies for protection. Green hair, nails, and even blood are other traits, ones caused by the excess of chlorophyll in their bodies. Their eyes are pupiless with colors ranging among those found in nature, green being the most common and their teeth are pointed. They are a tall, slim people heights ranging from around 5’10” to 6’6” with their flytraps and all possess fragile bodies. Among them there is no true dress code, but they often cover up the main portion of their flytrap with long cloaks.
Flytrap - The Venus Flytrap looks like the head of the venus flytrap plant encasing the user's body. A series of solid roots maintain the flytrap's connection to the user's body near the waist. The flytrap itself extends from an inch above the knee to about a foot above their head, and is usually kept closed to about the shoulders. The interior of the flytrap is somewhat spacious, allowing little freedom at the legs, barely enough to run, yet a bit more at the bicep, enough to form hand seals.
Psychology – The kekke genkai users all possess unique, eccentric personalities. Almost every one of them also has a duplicate personality, often it is said the second personality is their plant half of their conscious coming to the surface. Those who manage to escape the split personality disorder, and some who have it, are often insane and/or bloodthirsty. There is one psychological trait no user can escape, though some can suppress it for the most part, which is cannibalism, for the human body contains a vast array of nutrients for the user and without those nutrients the user must root occasionally to draw them form the soil. Another inescapable trait for them is a loner nature, for few enjoy the company of more then one or two people, and each and every user has a photographic memory.
Personality: To go with his two different colored halves, Zetsu seems to have a split personality, the two halves converse with each other, and occasionally differ in opinion (the black half is more serious and intelligent while the white half is carefree, easygoing, and seems to enjoy toying with others). They also seem to communicate through their thoughts.
Zetsu is seemingly very trustworthy, being entrusted with knowledge of Pain and Tobi's true identities. He has apparently been working with the latter for some time, Tobi first appearing as his "subordinate" and Zetsu later commenting that Tobi's plans had been in the works for a long time. The character showed some lust for money when he quoted Kakuzu on his principle that money is most important however whether or not this applies for both persona's is as of yet a mystery to be dealt with.
Zetsu's main role within the Akatsuki is to function as a spy, and often performs duties that are similar to a hunter-nin. He has been shown able to move his body and take part in the tailed beasts sealing ritual simultaneously which, in addition to being unique to him, allows him to act as a lookout while the sealing takes place. When an agent to Akatsuki, or possibly even a member, dies, Zetsu is sent to devour their bodies so as to not have their secrets revealed, which adds further his venus fly trap theme. Zetsu is also the one sent to retrieve the rings of dead Akatsuki members. Due to the role he plays, Zetsu is the only member of Akatsuki to act without a partner on a regular basis. Despite this, Zetsu serves as a sort of superior to other members, as they often reported directly to him instead of to the actual leader, Pain.
Appearance: Zetsu bares an uniquely odd appearance, his skin tone being one of the most noticeable features, half jet black and half pure white. Another noticeable trait is the Venus Flytrap every member of his kekke genkai user has, surrounding their bodies for protection. Green hair, nails, and even blood are other traits, ones caused by the excess of chlorophyll in their bodies. Their eyes are pupiless with colors ranging among those found in nature, green being the most common and their teeth are pointed. Zetsu is tall, slim with his height from 5’10”. with their flytraps and all possess fragile bodies. He normally wears an akatsuki cloak for his outfit.
Bio: Uknown; Zetsu shares this information with no one, and prefers to think nothing of it. ((If the manga tells anything of his past, I'll edit this ^^)