When Hinata turned three, Neji was given this seal, thus dooming him to be the protector of the main branch. Later, someone tried to kidnap Hinata, but Hiashi killed the kidnapper. Beneath the mask was a Kumogakure senior ninja, and the Cloud leadership demanded compensation from Leaf – the corpse of Hiashi Hyuga (the Village of Hidden Cloud wished to gain possession of the Byakugan). To prevent a war, Konoha agreed, but since Hiashi and Hisashi were twins, Cloud got Neji’s father’s corpse. Thus, according to Neji, his father was born only to die for the benefit of the main branch of the clan.