Akatsuki is a criminal organization composed of ten high-level ninja that have defected from their village of origin. Members are partnered together in teams of two, each team sticking together as they traverse the Naruto world. Despite this partnership, members tend to have a strained relationship with their peers, only cooperating enough to complete their assignments and showing little concern when another member is killed.
The Twelve Apostles (Ancient Greek: ἀπόστολος apostolos, “someone sent out”, e.g. with a message or as a delegate) or Twelve Disciples were, according to the Synoptic Gospels and Christian tradition, disciples whom Jesus of Nazareth had chosen, named, and trained in order to send them by two on a specific mission, the establishment of the Christian Church by evangelism, the spreading of the “good news”.