As genin , the three were the students of Hiruzen Sarutobi , the Third Hokage. During their time under Hiruzen's tutelage, they all learned to use the Summoning Technique , which they perform with their left hands. Despite being a team and having accomplished great things together, the three members were always in constant disagreement with one another, which Tsunade referred to as a "three-way deadlock". Once they became skilled ninja able to look after themselves, Hiruzen's team was disbanded. Despite the official dissolution of their team, the three continued to work together during the Second Shinobi World War. However, that same battle was the last one they fought together; happening upon a group of war orphans demanding training, Orochimaru proposed to kill them in order to end their suffering.
It took a while before anyone described the history of the Legendary Sannin. The Ninja Academy acts as the training ground for future Shinobi. Before a Shinobi reaches Genin status, where they work in teams of three with an experienced leader, they must learn the basics and graduate from the Academy. Unlike traditional elementary school, kids can advance through the program as quickly as they complete the work. Jiraiya is known for certain proclivities in the Naruto franchise and one of them is spying.
We tend to think of history in distinct eras, despite the fact that the past doesn't actually work like that. At any given point, distinct civilizations are going through different stages of development, and mythical heroes push up against the modern day. Past bleeds into present, which becomes the future.
Introduced in the series' first part , he was a student of Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi and one of the three "Legendary Sannin"—along with Orochimaru and Lady Tsunade , his former teammates. Jiraiya appears as a perverted old man who occasionally returns to the village Konohagakure, reporting the activities of Orochimaru and the organization Akatsuki. Jiraiya appears in two Naruto films , and he is a playable character in most of the franchise's video games.