The Hidden Sound Village is the village founded by Orochimaru in the Land of Sound prior to his defection from the Hidden Leaf. While he claimed it was to give ninjas purpose without being beholden to the fickle and warmongering priorities of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, the Hidden Sound Village is actually a giant laboratory composed of various hideouts and bases scattered throughout the Land of Sound and various other countries. Many of the ninja hailing from the Hidden Sound Village use abilities that mostly result, or augemented, from Orochimaru's human experimentation.
Though the Hidden Sound Village was an antagonistic force in Part I of the Naruto series, the actions of the Akatsuki, and Orochimaru being temporary disposed of, made the Hidden Sound ninja disorganized and less of a threat.
- Orochimaru: Founder, originally Hidden Leaf Ninja.
- Kabuto Yakushi: Originally Hidden Leaf Ninja.
- Sasuke Uchiha: Originally Hidden Leaf Ninja. Defected.
- Karin: Defected.
- Suigetsu Hozuki: Test subject. Originally Hidden Mist Ninja. Defected.
- Jugo: Test subject. Defected.
- Kimimaro: Deceased.
- Sakon and Ukon: Deceased.
- Tayuya: Deceased.
- Jirobo: Deceased.
- Kidomaru: Deceased.
- Dosu Kinuta: Deceased.
- Kin Tsuchi: Deceased.
- Zaku Abumi: Deceased.
- Log: Artificial Human created by Orochimaru.
- Mitsuki: Young clone of Log. Defected to the Hidden Leaf.