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Here’s some… I guess background headcanons for what brought each of the team towards a life of crime.
Naruto bounces around foster homes and orphanages, a troublemaker and ticking time bomb that no one wants to be liable for.
Stealing things is just another survival mechanism, an especially useful one that he hones over time.
He has no idea he’s following in his parents’ footsteps.
Not even after Jiraiya takes him in and trains him properly.
Shikako becomes a thief inside out: building security systems first before realizing it’s more fun to take them apart.
Still, she has the locksmith shop–a legal revenue stream and alibi–and as far as her family knows, she just has very clingy and very strange friends.
Sasuke isn’t a thief, he’s a retrieval specialist.
Dutiful second son trying to bring honor to his family in his own way. The military has uses for boys who can fight, boys who have morals that aren’t… set in stone.
If you love something and you’re good at it, why not get paid premium for it?
An Uchiha doesn’t steal, they acquire.
Kakashi’s father will forever be known in history as the biggest scandal in the art world.
People don’t care that Sakumo Hatake had created organizations to promote the creation and preservation of art. They don’t care that his foundation sends hundreds of students each year to school on scholarships. They forget that art museums around the world have him to thank for donations and improvements and, in some cases, their continued existence.
Sakumo Hatake produced and sold over a thousand forgeries before getting caught by Interpol.
There weren’t many avenues left for Kakashi to take.
Ever since she was little, Sakura has wanted to save the world.
There’s a lot of pain and cruelty–an endless, constant amount, she knows this–but that doesn’t mean she won’t still try to help.
Her hero is the head of Doctors Without Borders.
Sometimes doing what’s right isn’t what’s legal.
Tenzo is framed.
(Yamato will never say so out loud near Kakashi-taicho, in anticipation of the inevitable painting pun)
He is framed and kicked out of Interpol–not quite on the run from his coworkers, but highly aware that he is being watched. Any false step and they will take him down.
He knows who framed him–or, at least, on whose orders they were acting on–but he doesn’t know why.
(Sai does. He’s been ordered to make sure Yamato doesn’t figure it out.)
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