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The Couple

The Couple

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LeeTen (Japanese リーテン) is the term used to refer the romantic relationship between Rock Lee and Tenten.

Their Relationship

Part I

Chunin Exams Arc

Lee and tenten

Lee catches Tenten

Rock Lee and Tenten were put on the same team a year before the start of the series along with Hyūga Neji, thus forming Team Guy. Having not been able to participate in the Exams previously, Team Guy entered the Exams along with the Rookie Nine. In the first test in the Exams, Tenten used wires to adjust hidden mirrors on the ceiling read other competitors answers and forward the answers to Lee. Later, in the Forest of Death, Team Guy decided to search for weaker teams to steal scrolls from with a set location for them to return to after. When Lee did not come to their designated area, Tenten became worried and set out with Neji to search for him. Neji and Tenten arrived to see an unconscious Lee, who had been defeated by the Sound Genin. Tenten watched over Lee's body and violently shook him awake. When Lee explains what had happened, Tenten thinks that if Lee was alone he would never have lost to the Sound Genin, more than likely blaming Sakura and Lee's infatuation with her for Lee's defeat. When Lee makes his promise to Sakura that he will be a stronger ninja next time they meet, Tenten is then shown looking angry, possibly even jealous.

During the Preliminaries, Lee loudly cheered for Tenten during her match with Temari. As Temari defeated Tenten, she flung her off of her fan calling her trash. Lee, who was angered by her statement, jumped from the balcony to attack Temari, though be was blocked. Lee the caught Tenten's falling body to save her from hitting the hard wall or ground.

Sasuke Recovery Mission Arc

Tenten is seen smiling as she watches Lee train.

Part II

Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc

When Kisame traps Neji, Lee and Tenten in his Water Prison Jutsu, Lee destroys the clone that was keeping Tenten in the jutsu.

Pain's Assault Arc

Team Guy decides to stop at a tea house before returning to the Leaf Village from their mission, where they see several flocks of birds fleeing from the direction of the Leaf Village, the team cuts their resting time short, hurrying to the village, much to the disapointment of Tenten.

Five Kage Summit Arc

Lee, Tenten and the rest of the Konoha 11 decide to take out Sasuke.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

As Lee mourns over Neji's death, Tenten and Guy try to comfort him, Tenten seemingly more concerned with Lee being upset than Neji being dead.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Arc

Tenten is exasperated by Guy and Lee's unburning will to fight, when both are extremely worn out. Tenten thinks to herself that nothing good will ever come with being with these two. She tells Lee to go help Guy as she went to check up on something.

Evidence

  • They have a friendly relationship throughout the series.
  • Tenten admires Lee's resolve and motivation.

Among the Fans

LeeTen has a good amount of popularity among Tenten and Lee pairings. It is likely supported because of their relationship in the manga, and Tenten's being embarrassed of him can be seen as a comedy point of the pairing. The couple has gotten more popular amongst fans due to Neji dying and Tenten being concerned about Lee being upset. The Naruto spinoff series starring Rock Lee has also brought some attention to this fan pairing.

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