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Uchiha Clan
Uchiha Clan
Name Uchiha Clan
Kanji うちは一族
Romaji Uchiha Ichizoku
Clan Info
Affiliation Konohagakure Konohagakure
Kekkei Genkai Sharingan Triple Sharingan

Mangekyou Sharingan Madara Mangekyō Sharingan
Blaze Release Blaze Release
Post Uchiha and Senju unification:
Rinnegan Rinnegan

Known Members Uchiha Tajima

Uchiha Madara
Uchiha Izuna
Uchiha Hikaku
Uchiha Setsuna
Uchiha Kagami
Uchiha Yashiro
Uchiha Fugaku
Uchiha Mikoto
Uchiha Inabi
Uchiha Yakumi
Uchiha Tekka
Uchiha Teyaki
Uchiha Uruchi
Uchiha Obito
Uchiha Itachi
Uchiha Shisui
Uchiha Sasuke
Uchiha Itachi
Uchiha Koyuki
Uchiha Akari
Uchiha Azusa
Uchiha Ryō

The Uchiha clan (うちは一族, Uchiha Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakureand is also reputed to be the village's most powerful clan, producing shinobi that were exceptionally talented and battle-oriented, and in possession of the renowned Sharingan. Together with the clan Senju clan, they founded Konohagakure, but were almost extinct after the events of the clan massacre. Uchiha Sasuke, the sole survivor after the massacre and the Fourth Shinobi World War, eventually formed his own family with Senju Haru, starting to rebuild the practically extinct Uchiha clan. Their children, however, started a new branch of power derived from fusing Uchiha DNA with Senju DNA, which were similar to those of the Sage of Six Paths, allowing them to achieve the Rinnegan . They are also no longer bind by the Curse of Hatred, due to the end of Sasuke and Naruto 's battle and the union of the Uchiha and Senju clans.

Background

Founding

The Founding Uchiha

The Uchiha clan before the founding of Konoha.

The Uchiha clan descended from Indra, the elder of the two sons of the Sage of the Six Paths. Indra inherited the Sage's "eyes", powerful chakra and spiritual energy. When it came time for the Sage to choose a successor, he questioned the two on what course of action they would follow to bring order to the world. Indra believed that power was the way to bring peace, while Asura, the younger son, believed lovewas the way. The Sage favoured Asura's ideal, and therefore designated him as his successor, causing Indra to be filled with jealousy and hatred. From this hate came what Tobi calls the Curse of Hatred (憎しみの呪い,Nikushimi no Noroi). From Asura descended the Senju clan who would be the eternal rivals of the Uchiha. However, the Uchiha suffered another more dangerous curse: a passionate love that can become a bottomless well of despair the moment someone they care for dies.

Before the founding of the ninja villages, the Uchiha were one of the many mercenary clans for hire. Because of their Sharingan as well as battle prowess, the Uchiha clan came to be known as one of the two strongest clans, the other being the Senju clan. Uchiha Madara  was particularly powerful, and, upon attaining the Mangekyō Sharingan, took control of the clan. Under his leadership the Uchiha grew stronger, conquering whatever clans they came upon, such that, whenever the Uchiha clan was hired for a job, the opposing side would hire the Senju, and vice versa.

Konohagakure

Senju & Uchiha truce

The Senju and Uchiha form an alliance.

Some time before Konoha's founding, some members of the Uchiha clan began to willingly surrender, realising that they were outclassed by the Senju. The Senju later grew tired of the endless fighting, and approached the Uchiha clan with a peace treaty once again. Though rejected time and time before as Madara feared that an alliance would destroy the Uchiha clan, he willingly accepted after witnessing Hashirama's resolve. The two clans came together to form Konoha, with Senju Hashirama , leader of the Senju clan, being selected as Hokage. Madara believed that this was proof that the Uchiha would be made subservient to the Senju, but his clan saw this only as his attempt to rekindle the flames of war. They turned their backs on him, and he defected.

Following Madara's betrayal, having gone into hiding after faking his death in the battle against Hashirama, the Second Hokage Senju Tobirama  gave the Uchiha control of the Konoha Military Police Force as a sign of trust. However, this was really just a way of keeping the Uchiha's emotions in check so the village would not end up with another Madara. Over the years, some Uchiha, such as Uchiha Setsuna, came to realise their ostracism and believed that they were being purposely kept out of Konoha's governing affairs. Though Setsuna and his followers tried to rebel against the village as Madara did, they found that it was too late to make a difference, as the Senju had already completely suppressed the Uchiha. Despite Tobirama's attempts, it only caused a greater rift between the Uchiha and the village. The matter grew worse when a young Uchiha Obito , presumed dead at the time, witnessed the death of Nohara Rin , his team-mate and the girl Obito loved at the hands of Obito's rival, Hatake Kakashi . In the aftermath, Obito became a follower of Madara's ideals, vowing to create a world where he and Rin could be together again.

Massacre

Uchiha Clan Massacre

The end of the Uchiha clan.

Years later, after the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha, Konoha's elders began to suspect that an Uchiha was behind the attack because of their ability to control the Nine-Tails with their Sharingan. Tobi stated that the clan was forced to live in a corner of the village, ostracised from the rest of the community, and placed under heavy surveillance. This gave birth to ill-will amongst the clan and the Uchiha interpreted this as confirmation of what Madara had warned them of years earlier, and began to plan overthrowing the village. Itachi disagreed with his father's coup d'état plan, and informed Konoha's leadership of what the Uchiha were up to. Uchiha Shisui , who had been told to keep an eye on his best friend Itachi also disagreed with the clan's plan and joined Itachi in his mission to put a stop to it. Shisui attempted to use the ability of his Mangekyō Sharingan:Kotoamatsukami to stop the coup d'etat, but was stopped by Danzō — who was determined to protect the village his own way — who stole Shisui's right eye from him. Saddened by the turn of events, Shisui met with Itachi and entrusted him his left eye before the elder came after it as well, telling him to protect the village and the name of the Uchiha. The Third Hokage, Sarutobi Hiruzen  who had disagreed with the treatment the Uchiha were receiving, tried to negotiate for a more peaceful solution, but as time passed and that strategy seemed to be getting them nowhere, Danzō took matters into his own hands and inveigled Itachi to commit the genocide with threat of his clan's actions creating another war and innocent children, such as his little brother, becoming a casualty.

Survivors

Only three Uchiha survived their clan's genocide: Itachi, the clan's killer, Sasuke, Itachi's younger brother, and Obito, who, acting as Madara, assisted Itachi with the massacre.

Years later, Sasuke kills Itachi to avenge their family — the way he had intended — only to discover the details surrounding why Itachi did what he did. Saddened by his brother's sacrifice and angered by Konoha's involvement, Sasuke teams up with Obito to destroy the village. When Itachi is reincarnated during the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke is able to speak with him and decides that destroying Konoha is not the solution.

Madara is also brought back to life during the Fourth Shinobi World War through the actions of Obito. Madara is then incapacitated when his body is used to revive Ōtsutsuki Kaguya , courtesy of Black Zetsu. Obito himself dies shortly after while protecting Uzumaki Naruto  from one of Kaguya's attacks, and after Kaguya is sealed by Naruto and Sasuke, Madara perishes moments later as the tailed beasts were extracted from his body, which ultimately leaves Sasuke as the sole survivor of the entire Uchiha clan. Years later after the war, Sasuke would go on to to have four children with his wife, therefore continuing the now altered Uchiha bloodline. 

Abilities

Katon Goukakyuu

Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu, a signature move of the Uchiha.

The Uchiha were famous for their powerful chakra, exceptionally strong techniques, and natural aptitude for anything combat-related. The clan possessed an innate affinity for Fire Release nature transformation, with even the youngest of members able to use it from just observation. As such they have created several and use this nature transformation more skilfully than any other. Their signature technique was the Fire Release: Great Fireball TechniqueClan members were not recognised as adults by the rest of the clan until they could successfully use this technique. The Uchiha were also highly known for their mastery of ninja tools. They themselves invented many shuriken move sets which required the use of thin metal wires, one example being the Windmill Triple Blades technique. They were apparently also somewhat skilled in barrier ninjutsu, having created the Uchiha Flame Formation which, still holding to their natural affinity for fire, created a barrier that burned whatever came in contact with it.
Sasuke Sharingan

The Sharingan.

The Uchiha clan were most feared for their powerful Sharingan, a kekkei genkai which gives them the ability to see the "colours" of chakra, allowing them to analyse and copy their opponent's skills, along with a number of other abilities. Only a select few members of the Uchiha clan manifested the Sharingan. Due to their natural affinity for battle, and their proficiency with ocular genjutsu, many ninjas considered it more tactically favourable to flee rather than face an Uchiha shinobi in one-on-one combat. Among the techniques granted by the Sharingan, the Izanagi and Izanami are deemed to be forbidden, due to their effect of rendering the user blind in exchange for creating genjutsu capable of escaping death or trapping the opponent without failure. Though the clan was feared for their Sharingan, the eyes have also been transplanted into various characters outside the clan. 
Sasuke Mangekyou Sharingan

Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Madara and Izuna were the first two Uchiha to awaken an advanced form of the Sharingan known as the 
Mangekyō Sharingan, which can be activated by the pain of losing close friends or family members. However, frequent use of the Mangekyō Sharingan deteriorates the user's eyesight and results in blindness. Only by taking the eyes of a sibling can one's vision be restored, a process that results in the creation of an Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan (永遠の万華鏡写輪眼, Eien no Mangekyō Sharingan). Itachi indicated that the intricacies of the Mangekyō Sharingan were only discovered after decades of trial and error, implying that many Uchiha throughout history had made the attempt to gain the Mangekyō Sharingan.
Madara's rinnegan

Madara's Rinnegan, obtained by infusing Hashirama's cells into himself.

One member of the clan, Madara, had managed to awaken the 
Rinnegan after he stole and integrated the DNA of Hashirama Senju, Asura's reincarnation at the time, into his body. Fusing the chakras of Indra and Asura caused the Rinnegan to awaken. He noted that the dōjutsu did not manifest until he was nearing the end of his natural lifespan. After meeting Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo  during a near-death experience, Sasuke also managed to awaken the Rinnegan, though his contains six tomoe. The members of the Uchiha clan who descend from Sasuke and Haru should also be able to awaken the Rinnegan, though none of them did so far.

Trivia

  • Uchiha is another way of pronouncing "uchiwa" (団扇fan), which is the Uchiha clan symbol. Uchiwa can be used to fan flames, making the flame hotter — referring to the fact that the Uchiha is a clan of fire techniques users.
  • Attire-wise, the Uchiha have always favoured high-collared outfits with their clan's symbol proudly emblazoned on the back. Furthermore, during the Warring States Period, the Uchiha that chose to wear armour often refused to have any armour on their back to proudly display their clan's symbol. Over the generations, their attire has changed with their attire initially consisting of a dark coloured mantle along with pants, which later became simple shirts and pants, all the while retaining the high collar.
  • Prior to settling on Konohagakure, they resided in an enclave of small wooden buildings surrounded by forest.
  • Most of the powerful techniques exclusively used by the Uchiha (TsukuyomiAmaterasu,SusanooIzanagiIzanami and Kotoamatsukami) are named after Shintō deities from the Japanese creation myth.
  • Itachi, Sasuke, and Obito are the three Uchiha that remained after the massacre, and all three eventually became affiliated with Akatsuki and like Madara and his brother Izuna, awoke theMangekyō Sharingan.
  • In the earlier stages of the series, Kakashi stated that there are rumours the Uchiha clan's Sharingan was derived from the Hyūga clan's Byakugan. However, Kurama is the only one to know the full truth about the Uchiha clan yet appears to have no intention of revealing what it knows.
  • According to Obito, the Uchiha clan is destined to a life of revenge against their hated enemies, the Senju clan and Konohagakure. However there are exceptions in the form of ItachiShisui,Naori and Kagami Uchiha and later Sasuke, who had opposing ideals.
  • The clan had various places affiliated with them:
    • senbei shop that was famous throughout the village.
    • shrine as well as a secret meeting place under said shrine.
    • river which runs through their compound.
    • A supply base in Sora-ku that Hebi visited for supplies.
    • hideout that served as the arena for the final battle between Sasuke and Itachi.

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