Temari is a character from the shounen manga and anime series Naruto. She is from the Sand Village and is partners with Kankurou and the Sand jinchuriki Garaa. She first shows up in the series during the chunin exams held at Leaf Village and participates against many of Team 7 and the other leaf village entrants. After her battle and "win" against Shikimaru in the chunin exam finals and the subsequent events that follow she begins to have a grudging respect for the Leaf Village ninja's and consider them allies. She has come to the aid of Shikimaru particularly at many points in the story.