BackgroundEditSasuke is the second and youngest son of Mikoto and Uchiha Fugaku; they named him after the Third Hokage's father in the hopes that he would someday be just as strong as a shinobi just like his namesake. Sasuke grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Uchiha Itachi, a natural prodigy who many in the Uchiha clan and the village expected Sasuke to match or surpass him in talent. Sasuke himself adored Itachi, never passing up an opportunity to spend time with him. Although Itachi welcomed his company, letting Sasuke watch him train and taking him on adventures into the forests. Itachi never helped Sasuke become a better shinobi. When asked, he would instead poke Sasuke's forehead and promise to do so some other time, which he never would. Sasuke found this annoying, but didn't allow it to blemish his high opinion of his brother.
On entering the Ninja Academy, Sasuke proved to be the standout of his class, consistently getting top grades. However, he could never meet the same milestones Itachi had set, resulting in their father paying Sasuke little attention. Aware of this neglect, Itachi who being increasingly busy tried to stand in for their father by giving Sasuke the recognition he craved, at times even blackmailing Fugaku to spend time with Sasuke.As time went on, Itachi started becoming distant with and cold towards their family, culminating in a falling out with much of the Uchiha clan on their suspicion that he'd killed his best friend, Uchiha Shisui. Sasuke did not understand the reason for this, but he didn't mind the side-effect: his father began taking an interest in his development. Fugaku taught Sasuke how to perform the Great Fireball Technique, which he mastered in a week, beating Itachi's own time. Fugaku stated his pride in Sasuke for this accomplishment. But at the same time encouraged him not to follow in Itachi's footsteps.
At some point in the past, Sasuke joined Itachi on a mission to catch a wild boar. Sasuke was wielding a bow and was told by Itachi not to hit any vital points. However, Sasuke missed the boar completely. Eventually they defeated the boar and Sasuke apologized for his bad aiming, Itachi responded by telling him that he needed to train more.
After a long day of training, Sasuke returned home one night to find the streets littered with the bodies of the Uchiha. He rushed home to notify his family of this Uchiha Clan Massacre, only to find Itachi standing over the bodies of their parents. Sasuke tried to solicit help and comfort from Itachi, who responded by using Tsukuyomi on him to torment him with visions of him murdering their family. Horrified by what Itachi had done, Sasuke pleaded for an explanation, to which Itachi replied that it was to test his own power. Fearful that he would be next, Sasuke tried to run. Itachi cornered him and explained that Sasuke, as he then was, would not be worth killing. Only by becoming stronger, such as by acquiring his own Mangekyō Sharingan, could he prove a worthwhile challenge to Itachi's abilities. Before leaving, Itachi encouraged Sasuke to hate him, to desire revenge, and to gain power from that. Sasuke immediately followed through, pursuing Itachi and using his newly-awakened Sharingan to attack him. The attack failed and Sasuke passed out, but not before glimpsing Itachi crying; Sasuke would forget this had happened for many years.Sasuke, now one of the last surviving Uchiha, was alone. He spent the first few days after the massacre wandering his family's compound, reflecting on the people who were now gone, killed by Itachi. Sasuke decided to do what Itachi had instructed and dedicated his life to vengeance, having no other interest than bringing about Itachi's death. He threw himself into his studies at the Ninja Academy, making no efforts to form friendships and ignoring all of the girls' attempts to gain his affection. One of his classmates, Uzumaki Naruto, disliked Sasuke's cool personality and the attention he received. Naruto developed a one-sided rivalry in his pursuit to prove himself just as good as, if not better than Sasuke. For his part, Sasuke thought little of Naruto and was usually annoyed by his outbursts. But both would at times, secretly smile at each other. Indicating they actually wanted to be friends due to their similarities, of mainly both of them being orphans. Including at how hard both worked because of each other.
PersonalityEditSasuke was a happy child, eager to please and be worthy of his family name. This changed after his entire family was killed by Itachi, the person he most admired in the world. He became cold toward others, unmoved by and uninterested in what they do or think of him, choosing instead to keep things to himself. He stopped using Japanese honorifics like "sensei" or "sama", something considered rude in the Japanese language. His only goal in life became to take revenge for his family's deaths and, by extension, acquire the power needed for that revenge.
The pursuit of power, difficult enough on its own, is something that Sasuke repeatedly struggles with. Whenever he meets new people, he makes an evaluation of their abilities: those he perceives to be weaker than himself he arrogantly disregards, giving them as little attention as possible so that they won't hold him back; those he perceives as stronger he fixates over and tries to surpass, especially when he believes he should be their equal.
As a member of Team Kakashi, he is repeatedly exposed to Kakashi's philosophy that there is strength in teamwork. For a time, Sasuke accepts this and develops an attachment to his team-mates, to the point where he risked his life numerous times to protect them. After a humiliating defeat at Itachi's hands, Sasuke concluded his time in Konoha and with his friends made him weak, and he decided to sever his ties and left to seek the power he desired from Orochimaru.Prior to Sasuke's defection, Kakashi tries to point out the contradiction in Sasuke's viewpoint: he is driven to gain power because of the relationships he lost when his family died, yet sacrifices the family he still has (Team 7) so as to gain that power. He is affected by what Kakashi says at the time, but he decides to make revenge his top priority. After defecting, Sasuke becomes more callous, unemotional, and confident in himself. He allows Orochimaru to experiment on him and showed no care for what would happen to him as long as he gained the power to kill Itachi, only to turn on Orochimaru when Sasuke concluded he no longer needed him and killed him. Despite wanting to complete his goal on his own, he sought help from Karin, Suigetsu Hōzuki, and Jūgo, who reminds him of Team Kakashi.
At first, Sasuke was unwilling to kill those unrelated to his revenge, but after learning the truth about Itachi, his hatred overcame to him to the point where he wanted to kill anyone who stood in his way and was willing to kill the innocent among Konoha to destroy the village. He even showed disregard for his team-mates when they were no longer useful to him; such as abandoning Suigetsu and Jugo, and sacrificing Karin to kill Danzo. He allies with Obito and the Akatsuki due to their similar goal to destroy Konoha, but leaves them without comment when he no longer needs them. His abandonment of all his former loyalties and his criminal acts convince his former classmates that Sasuke is beyond salvation.
After his final encounter with Itachi, Sasuke is left uncertain about what course to take. Orochimaru hypothesises this indecision is due to Sasuke, for the first time, being without anybody to tell him what to do. From long contemplation, Sasuke decides that the desire for retribution that drove him for so long is the perfect solution to the world's problems: if a single individual, what Sasuke calls the "Hokage", is solely responsible for making the difficult decisions, killing and the like for the greater good, then everybody will be unified in their hatred of that individual. He volunteers himself for that responsibility, and in order to prepare himself. He plans to eliminate what few friendships he still has, namely Naruto. But Naruto, by refusing to give up on saving Sasuke from darkness, demonstrates that their friendship is too fundamental to who Sasuke is and that it cannot nor should it be broken. On coming to terms with this, Sasuke stops trying to destroy their bond, also stopping with his pursuit for revenge that compelled him to break those bonds in the first place.
One of Sasuke's most significant bonds is the one he has with his older brother, Uchiha Itachi, who by merely being mentioned can elicit strong reactions from Sasuke's otherwise calm demeanor. Sasuke adored Itachi when he was a boy, enjoying his company above all others'. When Itachi murdered the rest of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke was crushed not only by the loss of his family but also by what Itachi told him: that he had never loved Sasuke. Sasuke devotes years of his life to avenging their family by killing Itachi, which Itachi encourages whenever they meet. Sasuke is accordingly careful not to follow Itachi's instructions too closely, such as by not acquiring a Mangekyo Sharingan, as he doesn't want Itachi to have the satisfaction. After Itachi dies in battle by Sasuke's hand, he learns that the hateful older brother that Itachi seemed to be was an act. Including that in truth, Sasuke was the most precious person to Itachi; his murder of the Uchiha was done as instructions of Konoha, in order to protect Sasuke. Sasuke becomes overwhelmed by this discovery and starts conspiring against Konoha and all its citizens for ruining his and Itachi's lives, knowing full well it isn't what Itachi would want him to do. He changes his mind after he is able to speak to a reincarnated Itachi, adopting some of Itachi's views: he decides to fight for Konoha's future so that Itachi's actions aren't made meaningless and bases his understanding of the "Hokage" around the decisions Itachi made. After returning to Konoha, Sasuke matures by becoming a genuinely warm and caring person to his friends and comrades, although he is still reluctant to acknowledge certain people and retains his habit of insulting others, but more comically than coldly. He is also still capable of being indifferent if it is necessary.
Haruno Sakura had a deep infatuation for Sasuke that most other girls in their Ninja Academy class had. Unlike her peers, Sakura was able to spend time around him when she became a member of Team Kakashi, and partake in its missions. Thus causing her feelings to develop into love by the end of Part I. For his part, Sasuke spent years ignoring Sakura, rejecting her attempts to spend time with him and having little regard for her feelings. Although he later came to care for her as a comrade and risked his life to protect her. Although he expressed gratitude to her when she desperately tried to stop him from defecting from Konoha, he still refused to accept her feelings and offer to give him happiness if he gave up on revenge. But things took a turn for the worse between them in Part II: he showed indifference towards her when they meet, and when his hatred overcame him, he had even tried to kill her three times. Things had changed for the better after the Fourth Shinobi War, when Sasuke became guilt-ridden for the pain he put Sakura through, and starting reciprocating her feelings, which is evident by him poking her on the forehead and promising to see her again, and she is the only person who compels him to return to Konoha. Despite being married and truly in love with Sakura, Sasuke refuses to show her affection in public and finds it amusing to tease her.
A couple of years later, they would eventually travel together. During Sasuke and Sakura's traveling, they got married and they went on to have a daughter named Uchiha Sarada. Due to his mission, Sasuke is absent for most of Sarada's childhood, although he feels a deep connection to her and Sakura. Upon meeting for the first time in years, Sasuke hurt her feelings by refusing to answer her questions about his absence; however, Sasuke admitted his mistakes as a father and was willing to apologize for them. Sasuke even has strong parenting skills, as he trusted Sarada's abilities enough to let her join in a dangerous battle with him, and he is wary of her feelings, as he reprimanded Naruto to not upset Sarada. Sasuke loves his daughter dearly, as he puts her safety above his own, and shows her great affection by hugging her and poking her on the forehead.
Perhaps Sasuke's longest relationship is the one he's had with Uzumaki Naruto, the other member of Team Kakashi. An orphan, Naruto spent his life alone in much the same way that Sasuke did after the Uchiha clan's assassination. Despite this similar background, Sasuke withdrew inwards focusing on himself. Whereas Naruto looked outwards, seeking others. Such differences within such similarities, made Sasuke the best student in their Ninja Academy class, and Naruto the worst student become natural rivals. Sasuke refrained from acknowledging their rivalry until he discovered that competition with Naruto was an effective way of improving his abilities. When Naruto starts shows signs of being the strongest in Part I, Sasuke becomes jealous, giving him a drive to not only become stronger than Itachi, but Naruto as well. Sasuke admits at the end of Part I that Naruto is his closest friend, a bond he tries to break repeatedly during Part II by killing Naruto.
These attempts on his life never deter Naruto, instead driving him to become stronger as well. By the end of the Fourth Shinobi War, Naruto and Sasuke are equals, neither one willing or able to decisively defeat the other. When they fight past the point of being able to move, Naruto describes the idea of life without Sasuke as painful, as though being without his brother. In that moment, Sasuke realizes that, as with Itachi, he had always been jealous of Naruto. He accordingly surrenders, and accepts Naruto's friendship. Also, despite traveling often, he still keeps tabs on Konoha and returns to protect the village whenever Naruto is away. Though they maintain their rivalry, they are on more friendly terms. Even with Sasuke telling Naruto's son, Uzumaki Boruto, that his father's many seemingly impossible accomplishments enabled him to become Hokage.
Sasuke is a fair-skinned ninja who has onyx eyes and black chin-length hair. His hair is spiky in the back with bangs that lengthen as the story progresses. As a young child, his bangs hung above his eyes. Later, they would hang on both sides of his face too roughly frame his cheeks and later again return to their original style.
During his early childhood, Sasuke wore a simple long-sleeved black shirt with a raised collar and the Uchiha crest on the back, and black shorts (white in the anime). Sasuke wore the Anbu uniform once when he joined Itachi on a mission to capture a wild boar. Sasuke would also wear a dark blue short sleeve long collar vest, with a black t-shirt inside the vest, white shorts and blue sandals. During a flashback of Naruto and Hinata's childhood sometime after his whole clan was murder, when Iruka asked him and his classmates to write down who they would like to spend their last day with if the earth was destroy, or if the moon was falling towards earth, Sasuke was seen wearing his part I outfit.
According to Senju Hashirama, Sasuke bares a striking resemblance to Uchiha Izuna. Sasuke is considered quite handsome as most girls near his age become very infatuated with him. At the beginning of Part I, Sasuke's clothing consisted of the traditional Uchiha clothing: a navy blue, short-sleeved shirt with a high collar and the Uchiha crest on the back and white arm warmers, which he stopped wearing after the Chunin Exams, along with white shorts. In the last stage of the Chunin Exams, he wore a black, one-pieced version of this outfit with many small arm-belts adorning his left arm and similar bands around both legs. As the story progressed, the Uchiha symbol became smaller and smaller until after he defeats his brother.
Initially, Sasuke wore a short blue-clothed forehead protector with the Konoha symbol on the metallic plate. After suffering a second defeat from Itachi, Sasuke stopped wearing it for some time. He put it back on during the latter half of his battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End, only to let it drop off at the end. Since then, Sasuke hasn't worn a forehead protector.
In Part II, Sasuke has grown noticeably taller over the two and a half years and more muscular. He was first shown wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, similar in appearance to the lavender long-sleeved shirt worn by Kimimaro and which was open at the torso, with a smaller version of the Uchiha crest on his collar. He wore dark blue pants with a blue cloth hanging from halfway up his stomach to his knees along with black arm guards that covered his forearms and stretched up to reach his upper biceps. He also wore a purple rope belt around his waist, tied in a bow, in which he carries his sword. After battling Deidara, he switched to a sleeveless dark grey shirt. His arm guards were also removed, and he started wearing bandages on his wrists, under which he wore special armbands with seals where he stores various shuriken. He also wore a black cloak with this. After he encountered and battled Itachi, he reverted to a white (grey in the anime) high-collared short-sleeved shirt similar in appearance to the blue shirt he commonly wore in Part I but with a zipper. He also wears blue wrist warmers with his shuriken armbands hidden underneath. He briefly wore an Akatsuki cloak along with this.
Another noticeable trait is that along with this new outfit, Sasuke began letting his hair hang over his forehead. The Uchiha crest on the back of his outfit has returned to its original size since his battle with Itachi. While adjusting to Itachi's eyes at the Mountains' Graveyard, he is seen wearing black Uchiha robes similar to those worn by Madara in his youth with a belt sash around his waist, though he would revert back to his previous clothing. After meeting the spirit of Otsutsuki Hagoromo and receiving his chakra and therefore the Rinnegan, Sasuke also obtained a dark crescent-moon mark on his left palm, though he later lost this mark after Kaguya's sealing. Following his final battle with Naruto after Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke lost his left forearm. Though unlike Naruto, he opts not to have it replaced with a fully manoeuvrable prosthetic forearm.
Two years after the Fourth Shinobi War, Sasuke, at age 19, wears a navy blue sash that is wrapped multiple times around his head, which ties his usually spiky hair down and once again pushes his hair over his forehead; when he is no longer wearing the sash, his hair remains the way it does. He now wears a black high-collared shirt, similar to what he wore throughout the majority of Part I. His right forearm is wrapped in navy blue bandages, matching his headband. He also wears a tattered light brown poncho with a hood that covers the majority of his upper and lower body, and serves the purpose of concealing his missing left arm. Underneath this poncho, Sasuke wears a midriff-exposing flak jacket similar to those worn in Kumogakure, which covers his right shoulder as well. Sasuke is also noticeably wearing three necklaces, which are each colored a faded green, red, and yellow, over top of his poncho. He now wears tattered light blue pants, while his ankles are wrapped in bandages that wrap all the way around his open-toed sandals. He also again wields his sword, which he conceals under the poncho.
Several years later, Sasuke's appearance has matured greatly, with his hair being grown out and his bangs being styled similarly to Madara's. He dons a black coat with a white shirt underneath it, a purple belt, black pants and sandals. He also is shown wielding a new sword concealed under the coat, and carries a purple bag on his right shoulder. He once again wears a forehead protector, letting it hang from his left hip.
Ever since early childhood, Sasuke was hailed as a natural genius even amongst the Uchiha clan, being well-versed in many of their techniques and easily graduating top of his class in the Ninja Academy. Sasuke is a natural prodigy of a ninja, forcing his sensei Kakashi to stop his reading in the bell test. Sasuke steadily develops his abilities during Part I, holding his own against various skilled shinobi like Haku, Gaara and even Orochimaru. Even earning the attention of Orochimaru, Obito, and Madara Uchiha for his potential. After two-and-a-half years training with Orochimaru, Sasuke could battle members of Akatsuki like Deidara and Itachi himself, two of the Five Kage including their respective bodyguards, and defeat Danzo. During the Fourth Shinobi War, he was able to effectively match his older brother in various fields of combat against the bodily-modified and Sage Mode-enhanced Kabuto. With the Six Paths Chakra, he could help overwhelm Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchuriki and earned praise for his prowess being comparable to Otsutsuki Hagoromo. Along with fighting evenly with Naruto in their final battle, even briefly overwhelming him after absorbing the chakra of the nine tailed beasts. Years later while having only one arm, he fought back Shin and his clones for some time, defeated him when his powers returned, and overwhelmed Otsutsuki Momoshiki alongside Naruto.
Even by the Uchiha standards, Sasuke has exceptionally strong and large amounts of chakra. At age 7, he was already able to use his clan's signature fire release technique. This later surprised even Kakashi, as such techniques usually require more developed chakra. In Part II, his reserves grew considerably greater, able to use many highly chakra-consuming techniques in a day, even recklessly using three different Mangekyo Sharingan techniques plus Chidori multiple times respectively without visible exhaustion; able to continue fighting effectively with plenty of stamina left against the Kage. Also, even when extremely weakened, he could summon Manda, a high level summon (though he may have used Orochimaru's chakra for this). After gaining Itachi's eyes, Sasuke's reserves appear to have grown even further, as during the battle against Kabuto, he was visibly unaffected from using several of his Mangekyo Sharingan techniques as well as his Chidori multiple times.
Quality-wise, Sasuke's chakra is very powerful; its strength is compared to that of Madara Uchiha's, whose chakra was particularly strong even amongst the Uchiha. When Sasuke first arrived at the Land of Sound and gave Kabuto a frightening glare, both he and Orochimaru noted Sasuke's exceptional chakra. His chakra's strength was even great enough to break free from Danzō's restraining seal by releasing it from his entire body. Likewise, his chakra control has also grown considerably. With many high-level techniques, usually lightning and fire-based, he can perform them with few to no hand seals, giving his opponents little time to react.
Gradually, as Sasuke continued to sink deeper into darkness, his chakra became noticeably darker. Even Kurama noted that Sasuke's chakra has become even darker than his own, and not unlike that of Madara's. Karin has also mentioned that Sasuke's chakra, as he approached the point of manifesting Susanoo, had become even darker, and colder than the corrupting influence of the second stage Cursed Seal of Heaven, and has since continued to grow even more potent along with the development of Susanoo. After meeting the spirit of Otsutsuki Hagoromo, the legendary sage gave Sasuke half of his power.
Sasuke's taijutsu was at a very high level since the start of the series, able to to shock Kakashi, a famous jonin, during his bell test by forcing Kakashi to use both hands, and outmanoeuvre two chunin-level Kirigakure missing-nin. Following his encounter with Rock Lee, Sasuke's skills improved drastically. Having used his Sharingan to copy several of Lee's moves, Sasuke began creating his own manoeuvres. Under Kakashi's tutelage for the Chunin Exams, he refined more of Lee's Strong Fist-style to roughly matching Lee's combat skills and speed in one month.
With this, he overwhelmed Gaara during their initial fight. By the end of Part I, he could hold his own against the entire Sound Four and later dominate Naruto in their battle for most of the fight even when Naruto started using Kurama's chakra. In Part II, Sasuke further improved his taijutsu under Orochimaru's guidance, able to hold his own in a taijustu fight against the likes of Itachi and Kakashi, despite his physical debilitation against the latter.
Since being a recent Ninja Academy graduate, Sasuke showed a high level of speed and reflexes, being the first of his fellow genin to react to the Demon Brothers' ambush. After improving in chakra control, his speed was on a just outpace Haku. He later increased his speed further to outrun Gaara's sand and move faster than unaided eyes could follow in Part I.
In Part II, Sasuke's speed saw a huge leap, able to cover wide gaps in the blink of when first facing Team Kakashi in Part II, giving his former allies no time to react. He was later able to evade both Deidara's clay explosions at point-blank range on multiple occasions, and attacks from the extremely fast Killer B and A, though he credited the last to his Sharingan's ability to read their linear moves. He also greatly increased his hand speed, able to do many hand seals in a blur and launch weapon strikes just as quickly, as seen during his fight with Itachi. His speed and proficiency with the Body Flicker Technique have also grown considerably, able to easily cut his opponents down without them noticing. Upon awakening his Rinnegan and meeting Otsutsuki Hagoromo and gaining half his power, Sasuke was able to overwhelm and outpace Madara despite him being the Ten-Tails' jinchuriki, a feat which Madara praised him for.
Sasuke has shown a high level of stamina and endurance, able to endure a consistent string of battles against the samurai, two Kage and their bodyguards before finally collapsing from exhaustion. In a near-blind, battered, and visibly exhausted state from his latter fight with Danzō and overusing the Mangekyo Sharingan, he still had enough stamina to fight against Kakashi, restrain and disarm Sakura and later match Naruto's Rasengan with his Chidori. His raw strength has also become noticeably greater, being able to lift Sakura by her throat into the air with a single hand even while exhausted. His overall improvements were so great that Sakura even suspected that he had been given drugs to improve his physical capabilities. By adulthood, Sasuke's physical strength and speed were comparable to those of Naruto in his Six Paths Sage Mode.
In Part I, Sasuke was branded with the Cursed Seal of Heaven by Orochimaru. When activated, the cursed seal forcefully absorbed Sasuke's chakra, replacing it with Orochimaru's senjutsu chakra which covered his body with a flame-like pattern and granted him enhanced chakra and physical capacity. Initially, the seal would activate and overwhelm Sasuke when using chakra or getting emotional, making him only able to control it with sheer will. After defecting from Konoha, the Sound Four advanced Sasuke's Cursed Seal, letting him unleash and control its power at will. When accessing the seal's Stage Two, Sasuke's skin turned dark grey with a black four-point star-mark between his eyes and across the bridge of his nose. His sclerae and irides turned black and yellow respectively (except when using his Sharingan), along with his lips turning blue. He also grew claw-like nails and his hair grows to waist-length. He could also grow large webbed hand-shaped wings on his back that allowed him to fly. This form granted him further enhanced chakra and physical capacities comparable to Naruto's one-tailed form.
As a negative effect, prolonged usage of the seal corroded Sasuke's body and mind, causing him some pain and darkening his personality. However in Part II, his training seemingly gained him complete control of the seal, able to handle it unhindered for long periods of time and even perform partial transformations at will. Since Itachi removed Orochimaru from Sasuke's body and sealed him, the seal was also removed. Despite this, Sasuke's being still proved compatible with the cursed seal's source, Jūgo, who since allied himself with Sasuke. He can benefit from this by having Jūgo's power perform feats like healing Sasuke or augmenting his techniques with Jūgo's senjutsu chakra.
Since early childhood, Sasuke has displayed great skill and use of various ninja tools which has grown and diversified over time. He is skilled in the use of wire strings, using them for a variety of purposes ranging from rappelling, to manipulating the path of his shurikens, to ensnaring an opponent and setting them on fire. His level with both trap and weapon-based tactics even surprised Kakashi during their first bell test. In the anime, he also used a set of chains to ensnare foes.
By Part II, Sasuke became a highly skilled user of kenjutsu and acquired a chokutō, which become a major part of his fighting style. His skill could defeat hundreds of Oto-nin unscathed without killing them, as well as kill multiple samurai, even deflecting their barrage of chakra blasts. Sasuke's swordsmanship was even acknowledged by Mifune, a famous sword master after he effectively blocked the samurai's attack. His lethal swordsmanship is very versatile, using impressive speed and precision behind his attacks to leave little time for enemies to react. He can effectively wield it in either hand using a normal or reverse grip, giving him various attack and defence styles to use. He can use his blade as a mid-range projectile with great precision.
Sasuke is also well-versed in usage of kunai and shuriken, showing tremendous aim while still in the Academy. Tactically, he can use techniques like hiding a second shuriken in the shadow of the first and control the path of them using wire strings to ensnare an opponent with the strings. Sasuke's aim and tactical skills are almost on par with Itachi, able to effectively hit targets in a blind-spot by accurately deflecting one kunai off another. Since his battle with Itachi in Part II, he wears a pair of bracelets with a special seal to instantly summon shuriken and kunai of various size and shape, becoming able to unleash a large barrage at a blazing speed that rivals that of his brother's. After launching, he can perform a sneak attack by rigging the blades to disconnect and launch them into separate directions. Sasuke can also enhance the cutting power of his weapons by infusing them with his lightning chakra.
Since at a young age, Sasuke was trained in archery, however his aim was not very good at first as he was unable to hit a large boar directly in front of him from a high vantage point. As he matured in both age and skill, his aim improved to the point of striking targets as quick and elusive as Kabuto in his Sage Mode. He now uses this skill exclusively through his Susanoo, and even incorporates his elemental nature transformations through it for more devastating techniques.
Sasuke's training with Orochimaru has given him great skill in fūinjutsu and he is also quite knowledgeable in other seals, such as Orochimaru's cursed seals. As an Uchiha, he is also one of the few who can access the Naka Shrine. During his meeting with Hagoromo, Sasuke was taught a powerful fuinjutsu, that when used with Naruto, was strong enough to completely seal Kaguya.
During his training with Orochimaru, Sasuke became able to summon various-sized snakes to aid him in battle, even from his sleeves for hidden strikes or bind his opponents with little time to react. He was also able to summon snakes from any part of his body. He can also summon Aoda to aid him in his fight to quickly carry him through the terrain. His prowess enabled him to even summon the mightiest of snakes, Manda.
Some time later, Sasuke also made an additional summoning contract which allows him to summon hawks. Once summoned, Garuda can help Sasuke fly about and outmanoeuvre his opponent's attacks. In the anime, he was also of capable of performing coordinated attacks with Sasuke.
Nature TransformationEditSasuke can utilise all five elemental nature transformations as well as Yin–Yang Release. As a recognised Uchiha, Sasuke has great skill in Fire Release, having already mastered his clan's rite of passage technique by age 7. This feat impressed Kakashi, who noted that genin usually require much more experience and developed chakra to perform elemental techniques. He can also use his fire techniques in conjunction with his weapon skills. He can produce a barrage of giant dragon-shaped fireballs that can quickly burn an enemy, even with minimal contact.
Sasuke also has a natural affinity for Lightning Release, learning the Chidori under Kakashi's tutelage, being able to easily strike through and severely injure most targets. In Part II, he had greatly developed his lightning chakra, creating many powerful techniques derived from the Chidori, one of which utilises natural lightning instead of chakra. Sasuke can also channel his Chidori through his weapons, mainly his sword, for extreme cutting power that also numbs anyone it cuts. He even earned praise from the Fourth Raikage for penetrating his Lightning Release Chakra Mode. Utilising the Six Paths Power, Sasuke can enhance his Chidori, allowing him to effectively combat and even bisect Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchuriki. He can also channel his Chidori through his Complete Body — Susanoo via its primary left hand. Once combining his chakra with the tailed beasts' through Susanoo, Sasuke's lightning-natured techniques, his strongest being Indra's Arrow, become capable of matching Naruto's senjutsu-enhanced techniques. Two years after the Fourth Shinobi War, his power and skill with the Chidori grew to the point of destroying half of a falling meteor.
When manifesting his Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke developed the ability to use a special type of Fire Release that he dubs "Blaze Release". Aside from unleashing a wave of unquenchable black flames, he can control the movement of the flames and shape them, as well as having the black flames surround him and create spikes for protection. When gaining his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, Sasuke could combine his Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi with Susanoo to create Amaterasu swords and arrows that can pierce through heavy defences and ignite them, as well as a barrage of magatama composed of black flames to handle multiple enemies. Sasuke could also use his Kagutsuchi in his hand for direct usage, and infuse it into his Chidori.
SharinganEditSasuke is one of select members of the Uchiha clan to possess its famous kekkei genkai, the Sharingan. Sasuke first awakened his Sharingan at age 7, with one tomoe in each eye, after seeing Itachi murder their clan. However, due to the trauma Sasuke endured, Sasuke was unable to recall this development and could not use it until years later during his battle with Haku, where his right eye gained an additional tomoe, afterwards able to use it at his own volition. Shortly before the Chunin Exam Sasuke gained two tome in both eyes and later during his battle against Naruto in the the Valley of the End, both eyes reached full maturity with three tomoe. Since consciously aware of it, Sasuke drastically increased his time periods to which he can maintain his Sharingan with little effect to his chakra levels, even in prolonged fights against several high-level opponents. While only making liberal use of it during Part I, Orochimaru stated that an even greater power and clarity than Itachi's could be sensed from Sasuke's Sharingan, despite its incomplete state at the time.
This dojutsu grants Sasuke multiple enhanced visual powers. It grants Sasuke immense clarity, able to observe and differentiate the flow of chakra, plus perceive everything within his sight and from that able to accurately predict a target's movements. After his Sharingan fully develops, he was also able to follow the speed of both Naruto's initial jinchuriki form and one-tailed form during their fight, though couldn't completely dodge the latter's chakra shroud. It also allows Sasuke to perfectly impersonate a person's movements and even copy their techniques into his own arsenal, provided he is physically able to as using Rock Lee's taijutsu proved physically taxing until after he further conditioned himself.
His Sharingan can also cast powerful genjutsu through eye-contact. Throughout Part II, Sasuke has demonstrated formidable dojutsu illusions, able to easily hypnotise his adversaries to restrict movements, relaying recorded memories, applying deceptive imagery, inducing hallucinations shocking enough to stir the emotions of even someone like Sai, and even easily quelling Jugo's violent impulses. Defensively, Sasuke was able to stop Orochimaru attempt to possess Sasuke's body, erode the dimensional space used for the Sannin's technique and ultimately turn it against him. Also, despite wielding a lesser dojutsu, Sasuke's substantial ocular prowess would prove strong enough to dispel a genjutsu as powerful as Itachi's Tsukuyomi. Likewise, Obito noted that Sasuke's resourcefulness and precise timing is able to easily catch his opponents off-guard in his illusions.
More prominent examples of his aptitude for Sharingan genjutsu was his ability to enter Naruto's subconscious to effectively suppress the Kurama's chakra, along with his complete control over Manda, showing his potential to use the dojutsu's most potent power to subjugate the tailed beasts.
Sasuke awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan after learning the truth about his older brother's true intentions. The tomoe of Sasuke's Mangekyō spread and converge along the edge of its iris, taking on the appearance of three intersecting ellipses. Like most Mangekyo Sharingan, prolonged and regular usage of its ocular powers can deteriorate his vision, leading him to see heavy blurs by the time he battled Kakashi. Sasuke ultimately had Obito transplant Itachi's eyes, resulting in him acquiring the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. Sasuke not only regained his full eyesight, but also obtained additional might from Itachi's ocular power and no longer experienced the side effects of this dōjutsu. With this new form, his Mangekyo pattern changed, gaining a symmetrical, more aligned rendition of Itachi's Mangekyo tomoe that is centred within Sasuke's own. The pattern of Sasuke's Eternal Mangekyo is known as the "Straight Tomoe" (直巴, Choku Tomoe), which gives him an even higher capability of reading his opponents movements and to fluidly act upon.
With his left Mangekyo, Sasuke can cast unquenchable black flames upon his focal point with Amaterasu. With his right Mangekyō, he is able to cast Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to manipulate and extinguish them at will. Due to this greater degree of control, Sasuke's use of these black flames are said to surpass Itachi's. He has regularly used his right eye for casting genjutsu, some powerful enough to break a target's will, and paralyse them. Danzo stated that Sasuke's genjutsu is incapable of altering the victim's perception of time, and thus is vastly inferior to Itachi's Tsukuyomi.
After awakening the powers of both Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke became one of the few Uchiha capable of invoking Susanoo, with his extreme emotions being the root of its development. While initially relying upon different partial manifestations, Sasuke was soon able to complete his Susanoo's body. It can produce a sword, a bow that doubles as a shield, and an orb of chakra that conjures the arrows. Defensively, its rib cage could withstand a direct barrage from Gaara, Temari, Kankurō, and Darui without any damage. Offensively, his Susanoo's fist and various weapons are strong enough to destroy many large stone pillars with a single attack and its arrows move at speeds only a Sage Mode user like Kabuto can avoid. Sasuke's armoured Susanoo developed during his skirmish against Kakashi, becoming a similar yet more sinister version of Itachi's own armoured Susanoo and changing the composition of its orb of chakra to that of black flames from which he is able to fashion a number of weapons.
Following the recovery of Itachi's transplant, the final stage of his Susanoo underwent a drastic change, with scaled hands, a beak-like hood and a larger bow, with a more shield-like composition, giving it an overall more intimidating appearance. During the Fourth Shinobi War, Sasuke was able to conjure his Susanoo complete with a lower body. Using Jugo's Sage Transformation, he can infuse his Susanoo with senjutsu chakra, which appears as the flame pattern of the Cursed Seal of Heaven covering it. Upon further syncing with Naruto, Sasuke could stabilise Susanoo's armoured form into its Complete Body form and shape it onto Naruto's senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Mode, enabling them to cut through Obito and his Sword of Nunoboko. After adjusting to Hagoromo's power, he could manifest his Susanoo without activating his Mangekyō form and even advance the construct to a Complete Body version. In this state, it was able to fend off Madara's multiple Chibaku Tensei, and later clash with Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode-enhanced Tailed Beast Mode.
After receiving the Six Paths Chakra, Sasuke's left Sharingan evolved into a Rinnegan. Unlike Hagoromo's, his Rinnegan has a secondary state that has six tomoe around the eye, representing its full power. When drained of its power, Sasuke's Rinnegan cannot access this state for an extended period of time, until after its restoration, likewise affecting his Mangekyo Sharingan. As a true wielder, Sasuke can deactivate his Rinnegan at will, though, this was only after two years of mastering it. As a result, using the Rinnegan repeatedly seems to require Sasuke to close his eye to recharge (or at least speed it up), although it doesn't seem to exhaust him due to his massive reserves. Over-usage will begin straining him, as seen in his final battle with Naruto and it had to keep it closed for the remainder of the battle. Though his Rinnegan manifested only in one eye, its power is still on par with its dual variant.
With the Rinnegan, Sasuke gains the ability to touch Madara's Chakra Disruption Blades without suffering their after effects, as well as see invisible targets. Black Zetsu also alluded that Sasuke's Rinnegan may be the reason for why he was able to resist the influence of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, and why its light could not penetrate through his Susanoo. Furthermore, the Rinnegan also makes Sasuke the only one able to detect traces of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's chakra.
Sasuke's Rinnegan can still access his left Sharingan's powers, such as Amaterasu and Susanoo, and cast genjutsu strong enough to control all nine tailed beasts at once. Uniquely, he has also gained the ability to transport himself or any target near him within a limited range. Once fully mastered, Sasuke became able to teleport much greater distances and even between separate dimensions, but only a fixed number of times before needing to recharge, during which he can once again only teleport in small distances. This is noticed when his Rinnegan had lost its six tomoe. After further adjusting to Hagoromo's dojutsu, Sasuke can wield the powers of the Six Paths Technique. He could use the Deva Path to seal all nine tailed beasts each within a Chibaku Tensei satellite, and the Preta Path to absorb one's chakra through physical contact, even with his eye closed. Yin-Kurama noted that because Sasuke's Rinnegan was still new at the time, he could not absorb and utilise techniques simultaneously.
Using Susanoo as a vessel, Sasuke can absorb, contain and control the tailed beasts' chakra much like the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, briefly overwhelming Naruto in their final battle. Yin-Kurama also noted that Sasuke's merger of the tailed beasts' chakra was on par with Hagoromo's separation of the Ten-Tails' chakra. With this, his lightning-nature techniques applied through Susanoo increase greatly in power.
From a young age, Sasuke repeatedly showed keen instincts and quick decision-making skills, considered by many to be a genius. Able to easily learn various advanced techniques or utilize basic ones for crafty moves. Sasuke already became a stand-out before even graduating the Ninja Academy. He is a proficient strategist and tactician, observing his opponent's skills and deducing their workings with ease and accuracy whilst remaining calm and composed. He then chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter them. His resolution also enables him to pick strategies in which he requires getting injured in order to defeat the enemy, showing tremendous endurance and willpower. Likewise, he can use his techniques as setups for his larger-scale ones. Even very skilled shinobi such as Minato Namikaze and Madara have noted Sasuke's impressive analytical skills. Sasuke is also a very capable leader, able to form a team from specific ninja and effectively instruct them to engage an enemy.
Sasuke can develop many powerful techniques on his own, all based on the one technique he learned from another, such as different taijutsu movies from Lee's techniques, or innovative variations from the Chidori. He can be rather deceptive, capable of tricking older and more experienced shinobi like Danzo into confirming the mechanics of their techniques. Likewise, Sasuke can use even basic illusions to dangerous effect, tricking his opponent into letting their guard down. Sasuke is a proficient researcher, able to well-prepare himself for enemies and their various abilities, such as the nature of Orochimaru's snake techniques and unique cursed seals. Sasuke could also use his Sharingan to perfectly sync his chakra with Naruto's to perform the "Scorch Release: Halo Gale Jet Black Arrow Style Zero", something Tobirama noted as extremely difficult. Sasuke is a capable tracker, able to follow Itachi even though the latter used a flock of crows to block his vision. Sasuke is also shown to be very observant, quickly noticing Sakura's discarded flak jacket in a portal opened by her and Obito for only a seconds and transporting to it to reunite with them.
Under Orochimaru's training, Sasuke was subjected to the Sannin's experiments and as a result developed physical enhancements, including an immunity towards most forms of poisons. After absorbing Orochimaru, Sasuke gained the Sannin's regenerative powers, allowing him to heal at a much faster rate than usual, and access Orochimaru's chakra as extra reserves. He could also shed his skin and produce a new body to repair any damage he sustained. He is also one of the few Uchiha who can access the Naka Shrine. Sasuke can also cooperate with others, performing a series of precise and coordinated attacks with his brother Itachi despite their previous volatile relationship. After his meeting with Hagoromo, Sasuke could temporarily use a powerful fuinjutsu alongside Naruto, which was strong enough to seal Kaguya. In the anime, during Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke was shown using his chidori stream technique with Shisui's fire. As an adult, he also demonstrated the ability to utilise the Shadow Clone Technique.
Naruto (Part l)Edit
Introduction arcEditUpon the formation of Team Kakashi, Sasuke along with Uzumaki Naruto, and Haruno Sakura were forced to mingle. While eating Lunch alone, Sasuke gets ambush by Naruto through an open window. It was then shown that Naruto had actually overpowered Sasuke and tied him up. Meanwhile the real Sasuke, had managed to escape Naruto's bonds. When the real Sasuke was looking for Naruto, he approached Sakura where she expressed her jealousy of Naruto for having no parents to tell him what to do, Sasuke stated that those without parents grow up lonely, and that Sakura made him sick. As Naruto finally exited the bathroom he ran into Sasuke, and it seemed as though revenge on Sasuke's part was imminent. Naruto uses the Kage Bunshin No Technique to attack Sasuke, but abruptly all of the clones had to go to the bathroom. While Sasuke sees this, he starts walking away calling Naruto a Idiot.
Soon afterwards, the members of Team 7, after a long wait, finally met their jonin-sensei, who used the meeting as an opportunity for them to get to know one another. After Kakashi and Naruto introduced themselves, Sasuke asserted that he hated a lot of things, didn't like anything, and that he would someday kill a certain man.
Accordingly, Hatake Kakashi gave them a bell test, the three of them being tasked with taking the two bells he kept on his person. Sasuke tried to take a bell by himself, ignoring his team-mates in the process, failing regardless of having a better success rate. Regrouping with his team, they all realised that the true goal of the test was to learn to place teamwork above the single-handed completion of the mission, and, in doing so, were allowed to pass.
Land of Waves arcEdit
Sasuke's first major mission was escorting the bridge builder, Tazuna, to his home in the poverty-stricken Land of Waves. Soon after setting out, Sasuke showed exceptional skill when attacked by the Demon Brothers, even taunting Naruto for being shocked and useless during this encounter. When they later had a tree-climbing exercise to improve chakra control, he managed to stay ahead of Naruto for a good length of time, but as Naruto began to catch up, they started to push each other's limits. His skills improved, Sasuke was almost able to compete with Haku, who was extremely dangerous because of his extreme speed and dexterity. It was during this battle that Sasuke reawakened the legacy of his clan, the Sharingan, and even selflessly put himself in the way of Haku's attack to protect Naruto from him. Although he claimed his body had moved on its own, his actions showed that he was willing to put himself in mortal danger for Naruto's sake.
Although it appeared that Sasuke had died in the process, it was later revealed that he was merely put in a temporary death state. After Naruto and Kakashi with the help of the citrizens of the Land of Waves get rid of Gato's thrugs. Sasuke and Team Kakashi pay their respects to the graves of Momochi Zabuza and Haku, who were defected by them in battle. The bridge of the Land of Waves was complete, and Team Kakashi returned to Konoha while saying goodbye to Inari, Tsunami and Tazuna.
Chunin Exam arcEdit
Before the Chunin Exams started, Sasuke fought Rock Lee, who uses his speed to defeat him with his taijutsu prowess. However, before the finishing blow could be given, Maito Gai interrupted the match and punished his beloved student for using a forbidden technique in a normal fight. In the first part of the exam, Sasuke realised that, to succeed in the written test, it is required to cheat without getting caught, using his Sharingan to copy the pencil movements of a student in front of him, effectively copying the answers.
In the second test of the Chunin Exams in the Forest of Death, Sasuke was attacked by who he thought was Kusagakure genin Shiore. However, with Naruto urging him not to surrender to the stronger ninja, Sasuke defeats who he learns is actually the missing-nin Orochimaru who implants his cursed seal on Sasuke's neck as a reward. Losing conscious from the immense pain of the seal as it attunes to his body, Sasuke suffers horrific nightmares before awakening under its influence as he mercilessly defeats Otogakure genin and breaks Zaku's arms. It took Sakura's hug and pleas to snap him back to normal. In a flashback detailed Part II, Sasuke is revealed to have met Karin while saving her from a bear, letting her be as he didn't need her scroll.
Sasuke's match up in the preliminaries was against Yoroi Akadō. Before the fight started, Kakashi warned Sasuke that, if his cursed seal got out of control, which would happen if he used any chakra, he would need to be removed from the competition. The match started with Yoroi absorbing what little chakra Sasuke had left through his hands, and with Sasuke being in constant pain from his cursed seal. Having only one option, and remembering his previous encounter with Rock Lee, Sasuke used the Lion Combo. Yoroi was knocked out, and Sasuke advanced to the next round.
Following his win, Kakashi took Sasuke away to seal the cursed seal, but made it a point to tell him that the seal would only remain active as long as Sasuke wanted it to. Not convinced that his words would deter Sasuke from using the cursed seal, and turning to Orochimaru, Kakashi used the month leading up to the final rounds to teach him the Chidori. At the same time, knowing Sasuke would be facing Gaara, he helped Sasuke to emulate some of Lee's speed. After showing up late for his match with Gaara, Sasuke demonstrated the fruits of his training, even managing to break through Gaara's defences and injure him. Before the match could finish, however, it was interrupted by the start of Orochimaru's attack on Konoha.
Invasion of Konoha arcEdit
With the start of the invasion, Gaara fled the village with his siblings, and Sasuke was sent after them by Genma. Sasuke chased them and, after short battles with Kankuro and Temari, caught up with Gaara before fighting him again. However, Gaara utilises his jinchuriki powers to overpower Sasuke before Naruto arrives and takes the fight in Sasuke's place and defeats Gaara. Later Sasuke and Team Kakashi with all the other shinobi attended the Third Hokage's funeral, mourning his death.
Search for Tsunade arcEdit
After the failed invasion, Sasuke went to see Kakashi, and later was seen reading the stone tablet in the Naka Shrine. When he arrived at Kakashi's house to see him again, he found his teacher in a coma. Although nobody in the room was willing to tell Sasuke of what had happened, Aoba Yamashiro soon arrived and let slip that Itachi had returned to the village in search of Naruto. Determined to find Itachi, Sasuke tracks Naruto down and finds his brother there. Despite his best efforts, including the use of Chidori, none of his attacks were able to hit Itachi. Itachi tormented Sasuke physically and mentally, belittling him for still being too weak, eventually leaving Sasuke with a broken wrist and mind. Sasuke then fell into the same Tsukuyomi-induced coma as Kakashi. Guy appeared to take Sasuke back to Konoha, however, it was not until Tsunade returned to Konoha that he recovered.
Land of Tea arcEdit
With Konoha having a shortage of jonin due to Orochimaru’s failed invasion, Tsunade was forced to use genin for more dangerous mission than normally allowed. Team Kakashi (minus Kakashi who was assigned to another mission) was given the assignment of the escorting a member of Land of Tea's Wasabi family through a dangerous annual race as it was rumoured the rival Wagarashi family had hired ninjas of their own to sabotage the Wasabi family. Along the way, they met an arrogant teenager named Idate who openly showed his hatred towards ninja. He also showed off impressive speed by running away from Team 7 after conning them into paying his bill at a restaurant. Upon arriving in the Land of Tea and meeting the Wasabi family’s leader, Jirocho, Team 7 was shocked to see Idate again and learn he was the man they were assigned to escort.
During the race, Naruto and Idate continued to show their dislike of each other. It was also revealed that Idate was actually the younger brother of Ibiki, and formerly a Konoha genin. They also encountered the three Ame genin from the Chunin Exams. After defeating them, they encountered Aoi Rokushō, another former Konoha shinobi, who betrayed Konoha t. He was also originally Idate's teacher and the one responsible for Idate running away from Konoha. After barely surviving Aoi’s attack, Idate explained how after he was failed by Ibiki himself for the Chunin Exams, Aoi tricked Idate into stealing a special scroll and the Sword of the Thunder God from the village. Being able to relate with Idate in both being taken advantage of and the need to have others recognise them, Naruto helped Idate regain his self-worth and continue the race.
While managing to catch up in the race, Aoi appeared again and used the Thunder Sword to initially overpower the Team 7. But thanks to Sasuke fighting Aoi and weakening the sword with his Chidori, Naruto was able to break it when they clashed and defeat Aoi with his Rasengan. With the danger overcome, Idate was free to continue and win the race for the Wasabi family. While returning to the village, Team 7 was escorted by Ibiki himself. While he did not openly state this fact, Ibiki was glad that Naruto had helped his brother grow as a man. Since Naruto took all the credit for the Land of Tea mission, this made Sasuke even more angry at Naruto's strength and growth.
Sasuke Retrieval arcEdit
Motivated by anger over Itachi still being stronger, and his jealously to Naruto for becoming stronger in a short period of time, Sasuke forces Naruto into fighting him before Kakashi stops the two as they use their strongest attacks on each other. Although thinking his Chidori did the most damage to a nearby water tower, Sasuke is shocked to find Naruto's Rasengan obliterated one whole side of it without the structure being compromised. After being lectured by Kakashi over not using Chidori on his own friends, Sasuke was confronted by Orochimaru's Sound Four, who have been sent to bring to him to Otogakure. Revealing himself and his comrades being branded with cursed seals with full mastery over them, Sakon leaves Sasuke with the offer to come with them if he wishes to use his cursed seal's true potential. Deciding to take Orochimaru up on his offer, Sasuke is confronted by a shocked Sakura as he sneaks out of Konoha. Despite Sakura's desperate pleas, Sasuke thanks her before knocking her out and joining up with the Sound Four, who soon afterwards advanced his cursed seal to its second level, a process that left him unconscious for most of their battle with the Sasuke Retrieval Team.
Soon after Sasuke woke up, he ran his way towards the Valley of the End where he is found by Naruto, who had learned Orochimaru's intent to turn Sasuke into his next host. Seeing Naruto, Sasuke reveals his intents to kill him to obtain the Mangekyō Sharingan. Naruto refused to accept that Sasuke would do this or his other reasons for pursuing Orochimaru, choosing instead to drag Sasuke back to the village by force if needed. With Sasuke gloating that Naruto can not even make a scratch on his forehead protector, he initially having the upper hand thanks to his cursed seal and Sharingan. When he managed to pierce Naruto's right shoulder with his Chidori, however, the Nine-Tails' chakra surfaces to protect Naruto, giving him a massive power increase as he attempts to knock some sense into him. Sasuke merely retorted that Naruto could never understand losing a family as he had never had one to begin with, despite Naruto feeling that Sasuke is like a brother to him and refuses to let him sever that bond. Sasuke's Sharingan evolved to its final stage at that point, tipping the battle in Sasuke's favor with Sasuke now being able to predict Naruto's movements. However, Naruto's Nine-Tails' chakra envelops him in a fox-shaped shield of chakra.
In response, Sasuke activated the second stage of his cursed seal as both he and Naruto clash with their respective empowered attacks. Clashing with the dome produced from the conflicting energies, Sasuke defeats Naruto with a punch to the chest rather than what remained of Chidori. But before the dome dissipates while losing consciousness, Naruto managed to scratch Sasuke's forehead protector as it falls off of him. Though considering to kill Naruto then and now, Sasuke begins to have second thoughts and resolves to find his own way to surpass Itachi. Leaving behind his scratched forehead protector, which had fallen off after Naruto's last attack, Sasuke made his way to Orochimaru, who decides to train Sasuke until the time to make the youth his new host.
Pre-Shippuuden Filler arcEdit
Orochimaru is meeting with Amachi, a scientist conducting experiments under his direction. Sasuke is also present, and ends their conversation when it's directed towards him.
Naruto and Sakura host a special recap episode. The episode features highlights of five battles from the Sasuke Retrieval Arc: the battle between Naruto and Sasuke on the hospital roof, the battle between Akimichi Choji and Jirobo, the battle between Inuzuka Kiba and Sakon, the battle between [Hyuga Neji]] and Kidomaru, and the last battle between Naruto and Sasuke at the Valley of the End. There are also interviews with Choji, Kiba, and Neji, who all beat up Naruto for making fun of them and saying things like "Choji's fight made him sweat." At the end of the show, Jiraiya announces a surprise guest — Orochimaru — who gives Sakura and Naruto an opportunity to briefly see Sasuke.
About two years into his training with Orochimaru, Sasuke overheard Kabuto talk to Orochimaru about needing to transfer a vial for research on Suigetsu to the Southern Hideout. Sasuke uncharacteristically offered to deliver it himself, saying he was simply bored. Upon arriving at the base and delivering the vile, he momentarily meet with Suigetsu. While he asked Sasuke to free him, Sasuke simply said he had to prove his strength. As the medical-nin came in to begin their tests, Sasuke placed a genjutsu on one of them, making the man release Suigetsu. After which, Sasuke offered to help Karin recapture Suigetsu. When asking Karin why she choses to stay with Orochimaru as her sensory abilities could easily evade the Sannin, she insisted that she will always be hunted but would rather be alongside someone strong. Soon, they found Suigetsu and engaged him, who fended the duo off with his water techniques. Ultimately, Karin subdued Suigetsu with her chakra chains. Pleased with his test, Sasuke deemed that these two would make useful allies in the future and resolved to win them over.
Naruto Shippuuden (Part ll)Edit
Sai and Sasuke arcEdit
Almost three years after leaving Konoha, Sasuke meets his replacement in the renamed Team Kakashi, Sai. Despite a lack of interest in Sai, Sasuke is inadvertently provoked and subjects Sai to a genjutsu exuding a large amount of killing intent. Sai is amazed that even an emotionless person such as himself was affected by Sasuke's gaze, channelling through his Sharingan. When Sai comments on how Naruto and Sakura have been searching for him, Sasuke once again regards him with indifference in attitude. Later, when Team Kakashi infiltrates one of Orochimaru's hideouts successfully under the leadership of Yamato, Sai, acting on his own, locates and enters Sasuke's room while he was resting in a bid to assassinate him as ordered by his superior in Konoha's Root faction, Danzō Shimura.
However, after spending quality time in Team Kakashi, especially with Naruto, Sai comes to understand the meaning of bonds of friendship, and decides to help Naruto save him. However, enraged on being disturbed, Sasuke destroys the room, drawing Naruto, Sakura and Yamato to their location. Despite this being the first time in nearly three years that they had seen each other, Sasuke expresses his usual indifference towards his former team. Unperturbed of Orochimaru's intentions for him and the prospect going home to Konoha with his former friends, Sasuke engages them in battle, showing off his increase in speed and improved abilities.
Team Kakashi are ultimately outmatched against Sasuke, mostly due to the team's exhaustion with Naruto's four-tailed form (that he had previously used to battle Orochimaru), causing Naruto to begin struggling with Kurama in his mind. To the surprise of both Naruto and Kurama, Sasuke uses his heightened prowess of his Sharingan to enter Naruto's subconscious to meet the Nine-Tails itself, finally discovering the true source of Naruto's strength. Kurama appears to be impressed with Sasuke's growth and ability as it states his chakra being as "sinister" as Madara Uchiha's. Sasuke coldly dismisses knowing such a person and uses his Sharingan to suppress Kurama back into its sealed cage. Kurama concludes that this would probably be its last meeting with Sasuke, so it warns him not to kill Naruto, for he would only end up regretting it. Back outside, Sasuke decides to finish off his former team-mates, starting with Naruto, only to be stopped by Orochimaru as the prospect of them and other Konoha shinobi thinning out the Akatsuki would make his revenge easier. Accepting the notion, Sasuke leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto.
Three Tails arcEdit
Sasuke only made an appearance when he met Yukimaru, while the boy was picking flowers.Sasuke told him he was deserving his training before he left with Kabuto. Sasuke made another appearance again after his training, and he meets Guren.
Itachi Pursuit arcEdit
Some time later, Orochimaru tests Sasuke's abilities by having him battle hundreds of Otogakure ninja with no compassion or mercy, a task he completes without taking a scratch and without killing any of them. When inquired about the latter part of the scenario, Sasuke remarks that the only person he wants to kill is his brother, Itachi, and leaves to his training room. Soon afterwards, as Orochimaru reaches the limit of his present "vessel" containing his soul, which starts degrading his health, he is notified by Kabuto that the time for his ritual to take over Sasuke's body is near. As Kabuto leaves to get some medicine, a vulnerable Orochimaru is unexpectedly attacked by Sasuke, who deems Orochimaru too weak to be worthy of having his body or the Sharingan. Although Sasuke appears victorious after a brief scuffle with Orochimaru's true snake-form, he is nevertheless brought to Orochimaru's subconscious for his Living Corpse Reincarnation. Having severely underestimated Sasuke, it is Orochimaru, in turn, who is absorbed to a dormant state within Sasuke, who is able to reverse the process using his Sharingan and hence, gains access to all of Orochimaru's abilities.
With Orochimaru gone, Sasuke goes ahead with his plan to locate and kill Itachi, by first recruiting some of Orochimaru's former test subjects — Suigetsu Hōzuki, Karin, and Jūgo — on the pretext of granting them virtues for their themselves after the success of their mission (Suigetsu wants to obtain Samehada by killing Itachi's Akatsuki partner, Kisame Hoshigaki; Karin wants to be with Sasuke due to her massive crush on him since their meeting; and, Jūgo wants to see if Sasuke was indeed worth of his dear friend, Kimimaro's sacrifice), and dubs their team Hebi. And immediately afterwards, Sasuke had his team split up and learn of Itachi's potential whereabouts.
While searching alone, Sasuke is found by Akatsuki members, Deidara and Tobi, with the former wanting to kill him for defeating Orochimaru himself. Using his Sharingan and lightning-based technique, Sasuke manages to counter most of Deidara's attacks, fueling his pre-existing hatred for the Sharingan, stemming from his past encounter with Itachi, even further, which to him could not see or admire his "art". As a last ditch effort, Deidara uses C0 to try blowing himself up along with Sasuke in a titanic explosion, which obliterates everything in the nearby vicinity. Sasuke, however, summons Manda in time and uses his Sharingan to have the great serpent shield him from the explosion, at the cost of his life, later admitting to Karin that he only defeated Orochimaru because he was already weakened after the latter shows disbelief that he could have.
After recovering from his wounds, Hebi continues onto one of Akatsuki's lairs, where Sasuke finds a crow clone of Itachi which expresses admiration over Sasuke's growth in power and tells him they will have their battle at the Uchiha Hideout, leaving the rest of Hebi behind to deal with Kisame.
Once inside the Hideout, Itachi tells Sasuke the cursed history of their clan, of "Uchiha Obito" being still alive as another Uchiha besides themselves, and his desire to obtain the flawless Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan by taking Sasuke's eyes. Once he finishes, the brothers first fight in a battle of genjutsu, where Sasuke demands the location of Madara so that he can kill him too, but after Itachi declares him to be "immortal", he ensnares Sasuke in a Tsukuyomi, from which Sasuke breaks free, much to Itachi's surprise, due to his immense mastery of the Sharingan. With Zetsu witnessing (and "recording") the battle, Itachi appears somewhat weaker to dodge some of the simplest attacks from Sasuke and even coughs blood. Notwithstanding Itachi's condition, Sasuke unleashes a fireball, provoking Itachi to do the same. As Sasuke's fire gains on Itachi's, the latter resorts to using his Mangekyō Sharingan technique, Amaterasu, which ignites the area in the undying black flames, and almost burns Sasuke. But Sasuke survives using one of Orochimaru's techniques, and in his cursed seal second state, launches Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique<, which creates an artificial weather conditions around them, perfectly suitable for Sasuke to attack Itachi with his final lightning technique that uses the power of natural lightning itself: Kirin. But Itachi barely survives, only by his use of the third and final Mangekyō technique, Susanoo.
Having used the last of chakra on Kirin, Orochimaru, who has been absorbed and suppressed by Sasuke's chakra, uses this opportunity to reappear in the outer world through one of his eight giant snakes in a last attempt to take Sasuke's body for his own. However, before this could happen, Itachi has Susanoo use the Sword of Totsuka to seal him permanently in a genjutsu realm, thereby removing every tint of Orochimaru's being from Sasuke, including the Cursed Seal of Heaven. Cornered by an incoming Itachi, Sasuke watches in horror his brother inevitably aiming for his eyes, but is flabbergasted when, instead, Itachi says a few words and collapses to his death, after poking him in the forehead- something Itachi would regularly do to Sasuke when they were younger. Shocked and exhausted, Sasuke too passes out, albeit with a smile due to the accomplishment of his lifelong mission.
Sasuke wakes up in a cave in the care of Uchiha Obito, who lies to him by telling him that his name is Uchiha Madara. As Obito tries to befriend Sasuke by removing his mask and revealing his Sharingan, Sasuke's left eye reacts to TObito's Sharingan and triggers Itachi's Mangekyo Sharingan which castes Amaterasu, setting the masked man on fire, causing him to retreat into the darkness of the cave. After dispelling the black flames with ease, an unscathed and masked TObito appears again and begins to muse about how Itachi never ceased to amaze him. As Sasuke asks what he was talking about, Obito reveals that Itachi had most likely implanted a one-shot Amaterasu in Sasuke's eye to attack if and when he saw Obito's Sharingan. As Sasuke complains that he is making no sense, Obito makes startling revelations that it had been to protect him, and, when Sasuke still didn't believe him. Obito said how it must all sound crazy, but assured him that he was telling the truth, and introduced himself as the man who had helped Itachi slaughter the entire Uchiha clan.Obito reveals to Sasuke the "truth" of Itachi: that he killed his clan by orders from Konoha, how he joined Akatsuki to keep an eye on the organisation from the inside to keep his village and his brother safe. Including that everything he had done was to make sure Sasuke grew strong. Remembering his childhood of how Itachi really was a kind, good brother, Sasuke developed his own Mangekyo Sharingan. He renamed Hebi to Taka and vowed he would destroy Konoha after crying over the memories of his beloved older brother.
Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu arcEdit
Sasuke is seen in flashback by Naruto.
Invasion of Pain arcEdit
Before Hebi, now renamed Taka, could attack Konoha, Tobi convinced them to start working with Akatsuki. Sasuke stated he planned to kill the elders for ordering the massacre but would spare the villagers because they are not part of his revenge. Tobi sent them to the Land of Lightning to capture the Eight-Tails, where they found its host, Killer B. The capture attempt got off to a bad start, as Killer B swiftly overpowered both Suigetsu and Jūgo, prompting Sasuke to face B one on one. Sasuke was unable to read Killer B's unique kenjutsu and B ultimately stabbed Sasuke with six swords. Sasuke was rescued and healed by Karin, and the team decided to all attack at once. While they had more success, Killer B released a great deal of the Eight-Tails' chakra and created a chakra cloak. When Sasuke attempted to use a genjutsu to knock B out, the Eight-Tails broke him out of it and B retaliated on the unaware Sasuke with great force, using the Eight-Tails' power to blow Sasuke's neck and chest open.
While Sasuke was down, Killer B fully transformed into the beast sealed within him, leaving Taka outclassed. Jūgo healed Sasuke by fusing some of his own flesh with Sasuke's body and Suigetsu allowed the team to flee and protected them from Killer B's Tailed Beast Ball. Fearing the deaths of he and his team-mates, Sasuke unleashed his new Mangekyō Sharingan and Amaterasu to capture Killer B.
Sasuke delivered Killer B to Tobi before regrouping with Taka. In a secret conversation with Tobi from earlier, Sasuke admitted that while he wanted to kill the elders for ordering the massacre, he also wanted to kill all the residents of Konoha for living happily and ignorantly in the peace Itachi gave his life for. He also explains that the loss of Itachi and feeling the villagers are just as guilty made it impossible for him to follow in Itachi's footsteps of protecting the village, and even threatened to kill the loved ones of anyone who dared to oppose him. While resting, they dealt with J, who had been following them. However, when Sasuke tipped over a glass of water, he learned that his eyesight was already starting to deteriorate. He opted to keep this revelation from the team. Upon learning they were being spied on, they confronted J and seemingly killed him before leaving.
Konoha History arcEditSasuke first appears seeing Umino Iruka as his homeroom teacher for the first time. Naruto pulls a prank on Iruka but instead of scolding him, Iruka tells Naruto sit in his seat, remembering the advice given to him from Daikoku. Sasuke said that the clone Technique is lame, which makes Naruto angry. He shows a perfect clone to his classmates, and Naruto trys to attack him. The real Sasuke was reveal to be up in a tree. He then asks Naruto to quit bother him. When seeing Naruto being bullied by the other students because of his failed attempts to be better than his rival. Iruka tells them not to bother a kid like him. The next day Sasuke successes at doing the Shuriken Technique, and sees Naruto fail to to the technique. The next day, Naruto learns that Sasuke is the only surviving member of the Uchiha clan.
The next day, with Naruto is absent in class and Iruka asks the students if they saw him. Sasuke was sitting behind Sakura and Ino when Iruka asked them if they seen Naruto. He is later seen at a lake, and Naruto spots him from leaving the playground. Naruto stares at him sadly, and he looks at Naruto. Naruto then makes a angry look at him, and he makes a angry look at his rival. Both turn their faces away from each other, and Naruto continues his walk home.
Sasuke was later seen in class when Iruka lied to him to have study hall and went to look for Naruto in the back hills.
When Naruto and Sakura go get water for the comatose Tsunade, Kakashi has a flashback of when he was appointed as the leader of Team 7 after the team's formation. He watches Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura, seeing Naruto and Sasuke's constant competition and remembers what Minato and Obito said to him about teamwork and those abandoning their comrades are worse than scum. Meanwhile, Koharu and Homura discuss with Hiruzen of his decision of having Naruto outside the village and being put in the same team as Sasuke. Danzō listens in on their discussion and thinks Hiruzen put Naruto and Sasuke in the same team due to the Uchiha being able to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox with the Sharingan which he thinks is a good idea. After noticing Sakura depressed, Naruto tries to pick a fight with Sasuke though all his techniques are no use against Sasuke. Sasuke easily beats Naruto and the members of Team 7 decide to go meet their squad leader. Naruto tells Sasuke that he get him for that,and he responds with a "Hmph". The flashback then ends with Kakashi vowing to make Sasuke not get revenge.
Team 7 finished their mission in the Land of Waves. Naruto remembers he had forgotten an Ramen Ichiraku coupon at Inari's house and runs back to go get it. Tazuna finds the coupon and Inari decides to give it to Naruto. On his way, Inari runs into Akane and his friends who try to pick on him with Team 7 gone. Zōri and Waraji hear of this and kidnap the kids.
Sakura and Sasuke, who was ordered by Kakashi to bring back Naruto, learn from Tazuna that Inari had went to meet up with them. Meanwhile, the remnants of Gatō's thugs decide to take Gatō's place and hold Inari and the others for ransom. Naruto finds his coupon and also traces of a struggle. Sasuke also notice cuts on the trees from a sword which Naruto remembers it was from Gatō's two bodyguards.
At the thugs’ hideout, Inari and the others escape from the thugs. Inari decides to distract them while Akane and his friends escape. Inari is chased into a dead end by the thugs but jumps into the water. While swimming away, Naruto and Sasuke find Inari and pull him out of the river. The thugs find him and fight Naruto and Sasuke, who are no match against them. When the thugs were about to flee, the villagers surround them, forcing them to give up. Akane and his friends apologise to Inari for bullying him and they all become friends. Then Inari tells Naruto he left his coupon at his house so then Naruto checks his pocket and wonders why its missing, Sasuke then tells Naruto that it probably drifted while he was at the river pulling out Inari, much to his dismay. Baruto and Inari then cry while hugging eachother,much to Sasuke's annoy.
Team 7 are on a mission to take an ostrich called Condor to his home. They arrive at a village where they see a swordsman named Tsukado who has a vendetta to carry on a man named Katazu who killed his distant relative Shikazo. Tsukado fails to defeat him so Naruto decides to teach him unusual revenge lessons. When Mr. Ostrich is running wild and about to run over a little girl, Tsukado shows his hidden skills to stop him shocking Naruto. Tsukado can't seem to use his skills against Katazu as the look he gives him seems to drain him.
The next day, a man named Kanabun and his gang bring Katazu to Tsukado who want to profit off their fight. Tsukado doesn't hold back and manages to get the upper hand though Naruto notices something is wrong. Naruto suddenly stops the fight, saying Katazu couldn't have killed Shikazo as he sword isn't sharpened and the look of his eyes. Katazu reveals that his twin brother Kageki accidentally killed Shikazo. Kageki loaned him some money and after his child's birth, he needed money and asked Shikazo if he can be repaid. Shikazo refused and they begin fighting, resulting in Shikazo falling and hitting his head hard on a stone, killing him. Katazu has then took his brother's identity and attracted Shikazo's pursuers while Kageki and his family went into hiding.
Tsukado decides not to kill him and ends their years of fighting though Kanabun wants them to keep fighting. The swordsmen, Team 7 and Mr. Ostrich chase the Kanabun Gang out of town. While going back home, Naruto wonders if it ended alright and Kakashi says it depends on them. Sasuke then tells Naruto that he will never understand revenge.
Team 7 are sent on a mission to stop a group of bandits located between Konoha and Suna, resulting in the two villages working together for the first time since Suna's invasion though Naruto is reluctant about it. They meet with a team from Suna who are lead by Gaara, shocking Team 7. Gaara introduces his subordinates, Yaoki and Korobi who are scared of Gaara's sand abilities. Kakashi notices a change in Gaara, noticing he is mellower than he was before and no longer has his bloodthirsty lust.
Both Gaara and Kakashi decide to split up so they can simultaneously attack the bandit base from different sides located on mountain. But before they do, Gaara secretly informs Kakashi that he is being followed by another group from Suna and hopes he won't be a burden though Kakashi is completely fine with it as the more they overcome, the stronger both their village's bond will be. Hiding in the trees are a group of Suna ninja who plan on killing Gaara. When Gaara's team are heading to their direction, Gaara is ambushed by the group of ninja who uses techniques that prevents Gaara from using his sand. Gaara tells Yaoki and Korobi to flee as the ninja are only after him. Team 7 notice another group of Suna ninja who are watching them. When realising they aim to kill Gaara, Naruto runs off to find Gaara while the rest of Team 7 fight the assassination squad.
Team 7 and Gaara's team continue and finish their mission and they bid each other farewell. After Team 7 leaves, Gaara asks Yaoki and Korobi what they said to him and they happily say they're his friends which brings a smile to Gaara. The flashback ends and Gaara thanks Naruto for helping him form his first bond with Konoha.
The medical-nin try to capture Naruto, thinking they are after him for overeating ramen but he escapes them every time. The next morning, Naruto finds the village deserted and gets shot at from a distance from one of the medical ninja. Naruto finds the ninja and questions him. The medical ninja tells him that the villagers have evacuated and that Tsunade ordered Naruto's capture with explaining the reason. Shizune and a team of medical ninja arrive and chase after Naruto who tries to locate Tsunade. Naruto finds Tsunade but tries to corner him with a bunch of tall walls. In each sides are Akimichi Choji, Inuzuka Kiba and Tenten who are also ordered to capture Naruto though the groups of shadow clones they defeat do not contain the real Naruto
The real Naruto flees to Konoha Hospital, distracting Shino with one last another shadow clone as he hides in one of the rooms. The room Naruto is in happens to be where Sasuke is still recuperating after their Land of Tea mission. Learning Naruto was the source of ruckus occurring outside, Sasuke kicks Naruto out of his room with medical ninja grabbing him.
Team 7 is hired by Nekobaa to get the paw print of the boss of the ninja cat underworld, Nekomata to put in her Paw Encyclopaedia which was a game played by Itachi and Sasuke when they were younger. The mention of Itachi angers Sasuke and leaves to prepare for the mission. Nekobaa explains to Naruto and Sakura of the Uchiha brothers’ game where Itachi would assign Sasuke to collect paw prints from fast cats to large lions. Sometime Sasuke stopped playing the game and two paw prints remained. Nekobaa collected one of the two paw prints from Yugito Nii, the jinchūriki of the Two-Tails and asks Team 7 to collect the last one from Nekomata who has hidden himself in a fortress.
Outside the shop, Sasuke prepares for the mission, hoping to pass the boundary his brother set. Nekobaa gives Team 7 cat ears to infiltrate Nekomata's fortress. After being guided by Hina and Denka, Team 7 head to the fortress. At first they managed to fool the guards but after Naruto blows his cover, the cats alert the other cats of intruders. Sasuke and Sakura sneak in without Naruto and split up to find Nekomata. They both manage to find Nekomata's location from other cats and head to his location but run into cats they are forced to fight though they defeat in the end. Sasuke finds Nekomata who is surprised Sasuke got by all his guards. Nekomata begins the fight by placing Sasuke under a genjutsu but Sasuke breaks it with the Sharingan.
For the rest of the fight Nekomata relies on brute force. When Sasuke was about to be killed, Naruto and Sakura arrive to save him. Naruto decides to take on Nekomata though Sasuke decides to beat him himself with a bunch of kunai with exploding tags hanging above Nekomata which Sasuke had thrown during the fight. The ceiling collapses on Nekomata, defeating him and Sasuke collects the last paw print, ending the flashback. Nekomata remembers seven years before his fight with Sasuke that he fought and lost to Itachi who told him Sasuke will fight him in seven years and to not hold back on him. Nekobaa states that it is unfortunate that the two brothers who loved each other eventually began to have hatred towards to each other.
Team 7 sees ANBU members taking a captured spy in for questioning. When she resists Ibiki's interrogation, they decided to have Inoichi Yamanaka to read her mind. He learns that she didn't find anything about Konoha, but finds it curious that she knows nothing about her own village, and is surprised to see a young Kakashi in her memories. Kakashi has no memory of Hanare, and Inoichi suggests he spends time with Hanare, hoping he can use the Sharingan to learn more about Hanare. Kakashi and Hanare walk around the village. Ino lets Sakura know Kakashi is with someone, and rushes to see for herself, meeting Naruto and Sasuke on the way, who already know, and are also interested. Hanare tells Kakashi who she met him years ago when she was lost, and how he helped her find her way back. They try to eavesdrop on the two, but end up falling on top of them, knocking Kakashi directly on top of Hanare, uncovering his Sharingan. The three cover up by saying they approve Kakashi and Hanare's supposed relationship.
Konoha learns that Hanare's village has a Konoha jōnin in custody, and agree to a hostage exchange. Kakashi objects to the trade. During the trade, Kakashi explodes the bridge on which the trade occurred, intending to take Hanare back. The Jōmae Village head tells her to rush back to the village with the information she collected. When Team 7 corners him, the village head commits suicide to prevent information leaking. Hanare reaches a cliff, and Kakashi reaches her. He tells her that he knows about her special information gathering technique, which allows her to look inside her own mind, and read the mind of those probing her mind, because he accidentally copied with the Sharingan when he was knocked on top of her. Hanare tells him that she has erased all the information she had on Konoha, because for the first time, she felt like was home and belonged somewhere when Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura accepted her, having never known her parents and being raised out of her village. By the time the others reach him, Kakashi is alone, claiming Hanare jumped off the cliff when she was cornered. Hanare lived, and is seen walking where she met Kakashi as a kid.
While Inuzuka Kiba and Akamaru were delivering some items Sakura Haruno and Naruto Uzumaki were watching. Sakura commented on how Naruto and Sasuke were inseparable those days and Naruto had a flashback to a mission where Team Kakashi had to retrieve a golden statue, which was stolen by a band of thieves from a Feudal Princess. As Naruto and Sasuke retrieve the statue, Sakura gets taken hostage. At first, Sasuke insists on continuing the mission, but Naruto tells him that those who abandon their friends are worse than scum. When they finally find Sakura and the bandits, it was at first hard for them because their hands got stuck together. However, one by one, through teamwork, the two quickly defeated the bandits and their leader, Jako. Although their mission was a success, the statue itself was very damaged, but Kakashi said that it could be melted down and re-casted. When Naruto complained about his hand being stuck to Sasuke's, Sakura said that it will naturally fall apart within two or three days, much to the disappointment of Naruto and Sasuke. This annoyed Naruto,and Sasuke overall. Sasuke then get more annoyed when Naruto had to use the restroom.
After a Village Headman's granddaughter was kidnapped by Baji, he hired Konohagakure's Team 7 and Team 10 for assistance. When the teams accepted the mission to stop Baji and rescue the girl, an ex-bandit named Tōfu acted as their guide. Shikamaru then instructed Asuma and Kakashi to find an alternate route to the Baji's fortress. Tofu later gets captured and is revealed to be a double agent working for the gang leader. When the six genin infiltrated the fortress, Shikamaru agreed to a hostage exchange between him and Tofu in order to find out the location of the Headman's granddaughter. Ino and Choji managed to find the tower where the hostages were held, and later, helped defeat Baji. The mission ended with a success, the bandit group were captured, and the Headman's granddaughter was rescued.
While on the way to Konoha, Taka briefly stops by a construction Sasuke recognises. He thinks back to when he first came across it. During a training section near the location, Sasuke remembers how he was falling behind Naruto after he defeated Gaara. He punches a tree and uses Chidori to take some of them out. A girl named Naho almost falls from a cliff nearby and Sasuke saves her. Later, Sasuke and Kakashi had been sent to investigate national wanted list criminals. With Naruto and Sakura having to escort Naho, a relative of the Fire Daimyō, to Shizume village. Naho wants Sasuke to escort her, but he was with Kakashi in another mission. Naruto disguises himself as Sasuke so Naho agrees to go with them. After Sasuke and Kakashi noted that the fortress was empty, Naho's group was intercepted by Sadai and his associates. Naruto, Sakura, and Naho come across the criminal and his associates. Naruto defeats the associates, but can't take down their leader. They're all captured. Kakashi uses his ninken to track the criminal. Sasuke appears and the leader mocks him, mentioning he alone in his clan wasn't worth killing, mirroring Itachi's words. Sasuke takes on the leader, who reveals an Earth Release armour, the reason he's able to take on so many attacks. Sasuke defeats him with Chidori, and proceeds to keep punching him. Kakashi stops him and Sasuke goes back to Konoha by himself. Naho comments that Sasuke is scary, but Naruto assures her that Sasuke just has a lot going on with him at the moment, and promises to take her to see him once he's better.
Five Kage Summitt arcEdit
Once Taka recovered from their battle with Killer B, they headed for Konoha, but are intercepted by Obito. He informed Taka about the destruction of Konoha and their failure in capturing the Eight-Tails which had been revealed to be nothing more than a transformed tentacle. He was, however, willing to let the matter slide if they completed another mission. Tobi told them about Danzo becoming Hokage and the Kage Summit. Sasuke decided he wanted to kill Danzo the most because he was the true conspirator of the massacre. Taka was led to the Land of Iron, where the summit was held, by White Zetsu.
Taka managed to infiltrate the summit without being detected, but their cover was blown by White Zetsu, on orders from Obito. Forced out of hiding, Sasuke engaged the samurai guards and slaughtered them in cold blood despite his previous strict no-kill policy, revealing how deep he has fallen into darkness. The Fourth Raikage, still under the impression that Sasuke has killed his younger brother Killer B, confronted Taka together with his escorts. The ensuing fight was interrupted by Gaara and his siblings, but not before the Raikage had lost an arm and Sasuke was near exhaustion. Gaara tried to convince Sasuke to let go of his vengeance because it will bring him nothing but emptiness and isolation. Sasuke however refused, saying his goals only exist in darkness, showing how dark he's become. After shedding a tear for the failure Sasuke has become, Gaara proceeded to fight him, but Sasuke used his Susanoo to create a distraction and escaped with Karin, leaving Suigetsu and Jugo to fend for themselves.
Karin guided Sasuke to the room where the summit was held, but before he could engage Danzō, Sasuke was confronted by Mifune. In the meanwhile, Danzo managed to escape, but the Fifth Mizukage prevented Sasuke from pursuing him. Sasuke was ready to pass out, but was reinvigorated by Zetsu's Spore Technique. He escaped from the Mizukage, only to be confronted by the Third Tsuchikage. He was just barely saved by Obito, who pulled him and Karin into another dimension using his Sharingan, where Karin nursed Sasuke back to health.
Obito brought Sasuke out in front of Danzo. Sasuke, overtaken by his lust for revenge, advances his Susanoo to a form able to fire arrows. Danzo, using Izanagi, avoids fatal injury and goads Sasuke about Itachi all the while. Each determined to kill the other, they clash again, Danzo relying on Izanagi to save him. Sasuke, however, had used a genjutsu to only create the illusion that Izanagi was still active, allowing him to mortally wound Danzo. Danzo takes Karin hostage in an attempt to buy time, but Sasuke had no hesitations in fatally wounding Karin in order to finish off Danzo and telling her that she has become a burden for getting taken hostage so easily. Dying, Danzo tried to flee with Sasuke following him from behind before being confronted by Tobi and committing suicide and trying to take the two with him, but they escape..With his revenge against Danzo fulfilled, Sasuke declared his plans to go to Konoha. However, Obito pointed out that Sasuke was exhausted and near blindness. He also told Sasuke to kill Karin if she was no longer of any use, before leaving himself. As Sasuke was about to kill Karin, Sakura suddenly appeared and interrupted him. She told him that she was willing to follow him, even if it meant abandoning and even destroying Konoha. Sasuke was sceptical and told Sakura to kill Karin to prove she was sincere. However, as Sakura hesitated, Sasuke attempted to kill her with his Chidori, only to be stopped by Kakashi. Sasuke laughs at their continued attempts to convince him to return to Konoha and angrily shouted bringing his clan back would make him stop his vengeance. He then attacks Kakashi, with the intention of killing him. Taking Kakashi's attempt to remind him about his former comrades in Konoha as an insult to Itachi, Sasuke's Susanoo gained a layer of armour. However, this form was short-lived, as much to Sasuke's horror, his eyesight deteriorates instantly, to the point of seeing a blurred haze at most, and Sakura uses the opportunity to try and strike him down. Sakura ultimately cannot bring herself to kill Sasuke. Though near-blind, Sasuke senses her and nearly killed her, but she is saved by Uzumaki Naruto. Naruto sympathises with Sasuke's motives, to which Sasuke cynically counters with his pleasure of revenge, as well as revealing his crime of murdering Danzō. When Naruto restrains Kakashi to keep him from killing Sasuke, Sasuke uses this opportunity to try once more to kill Kakashi with Chidori, but Naruto counters with Rasengan. As the two collide, they mentally connect and Sasuke says it is too late for him to change his ways and he still intends to destroy the village to avenge his clan. He tells Naruto that his only options are to kill him or die. Naruto rejects both, stating he has a third option. As their clash sends two flying back, one of White Zetsu's clones appears and cushions Sasuke's fall. Obito then appears and prepares to take Sasuke away, but he tells him to wait so he can hear what Naruto has to say, which is that if they fight again, they will both die together. Sasuke then becomes angry and demands Naruto to answer why he cares about him so much, to which Naruto replies he is doing it because he is his friend, leaving Sasuke shocked. Despite this unperceived event, Sasuke firmly states he refuses to go back on the path he walks and vows to kill Naruto first. So, before leaving away with Obito, Sasuke says that they must have a talk.
At their hideout, Sasuke asks Obito to replace his eyes with Itachi's eyes, as his vision is almost faded due to his reckless overuse of his Mangekyo Sharingan from battling Killer B, A, Danzo and Team Kakashi as he wants to defeat Naruto with his full power. After transplanting Itachi's eyes, Tobi claimed that Sasuke would need time to recuperate from the operation and adjust to the new Mangekyo. Sasuke however remarked that it felt perfect and that he could feel Itachi's power flowing into him.
Fourth Shinobi War arcEdit
Sasuke recovers from his surgery, and asks Zetsu if he could take off the bandages. Zetsu tells him not yet, but when he does, he'll be looking at a whole new world. After some time passes, Sasuke attacks White Zetsu with his Susanoo and sets him ablaze with Amaterasu, saying that his eyes could see just fine in the dark so he should try it outside. He then removes his bandages, revealing his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. Back at the Mountains' Graveyard, Sasuke carves an opening through the roof with his sword — and dressed in his old garbs — mobilises. Later, as Sasuke walks to the battlefield in the middle of a thunderstorm, he looks behind him and grins ominously.
Sasuke meets up with some of Zetsu's clones, who demand to know why he left the hideout. When the clones realise that Sasuke killed the original White Zetsu, they attack him. Choosing this time to test his new powers further, he slaughters most of the clones using a combination of Susanoo and Amaterasu. He uses genjutsu on a surviving clone to discover that Tobi has waged war and that the Allied Shinobi Forces were moving to aid Naruto in his battle. Sasuke wonders if Naruto has forgotten what true strength is. He decapitates the hypnotised clone and destroys the last Zetsu clone with Amaterasu before heading towards the battlefield to kill Naruto himself. He then reminisces about his brother and resumes his way to the battlefield. As he notices something coming by the forest, he takes his sword and goes to investigate, only to find his brother, much to his surprise. Sasuke chases after him and tries to catch him with an arm of Susanoo after he calls out to Uchiha Itachi, but Itachi counters with his own. Positively identifying Itachi, Sasuke asks what he is doing there since he was supposed to be dead, to which Itachi reveals Kabuto had reincarnated him with Impure World Reincarnation. Sasuke bombards Itachi with a slew of questions and retorts his brother's later statement that since he was dead, he would not talk anymore by saying that even in death he was running away from him. Itachi then tells Sasuke that he wasn't running away but rather was focusing on doing important tasks like ending the Impure World Reincarnation.
Still pursuing his brother — who even goes as far as to summon a flock of crows in order to blind him — he manages not to lose sight of him and follows him right to Kabuto's location. After seeing him, Kabuto lets out a maniacal laugh and states that his luck was finally changing. After seeing Kabuto's form, Sasuke mistakes him for Orochimaru, but after hearing Kabuto's voice, he realises it's not Orochimaru. Kabuto then tries to take advantage of Sasuke's hatred to help him defeat Itachi. Sasuke, however, having learned the truth about Itachi, sided with his brother over Kabuto, stating that anything left of Orochimaru was his enemy as well and then told Itachi that when this was over he was supposed to keep his promise and talk to him about everything afterwards.
As Kabuto covers his face up entirely claiming that introverts weren't used to so much attention, Sasuke surmises that it's because he wanted to protect himself from the brothers' ocular-based genjutsu. Informing his brother of some of the abilities of the snake, he watches on vigilantly as Kabuto's snakes grow in size and attack them. Activating his Susanoo alongside Itachi, he beheads the snakes that attacked him. As Itachi cautions him to not be so rough, Sasuke tells his brother that with Orochimaru's powers it'd take more than that to kill him. After Kabuto manages to elude them, Sasuke listens as Kabuto tells him that the experiments on his former team-mates had allowed Kabuto to acquire new abilities. Firing an arrow at Kabuto which the latter narrowly dodges, Sasuke watches on as Kabuto emerges from the mouth of one of the snakes and declares that after finding the Ryūchi Cave and learning the way of the sage from the ite Snake Sage, that he had transcended to a dragon.
As Kabuto's technique is initiated, Sasuke covers his ears and closes his eyes in pain, realising that he can't maintain his Susanoo. As the technique ends, Sasuke opens his eyes to see Itachi's Susanoo protecting him. Kabuto tries to implant doubt and mistrust amongst the two brothers, but Sasuke doesn't fall for them and attempts to hit him with his Chidori Sharp Spear, but fails. As Kabuto tells them that a mismatched pair like them could never defeat him, Itachi tells him that they'd be going with an attack pattern they had used in their youth against a wild boar. Forming his Susanoo arrows, Sasuke is able to hit Kabuto's snake-tail with his arrow, effectively pinning Kabuto to the ceiling of the cave. He later realises that Kabuto was moving to use his discarded sword to seemingly sever his snake-tail. Itachi intercepts the swing however. As Itachi returns to Sasuke, he tells him that beating a giant pig like that was probably no problem for him now, to which Sasuke replies that dealing with the snake before them was the more pressing issue.
Noticing the strong teamwork between the two brothers, Kabuto admits that he is surprised by it. Sasuke explains that he merely wants to know the truth from Itachi's own mouth. Realizing that Sasuke is now aware of Itachi's secret past, Kabuto mocks Sasuke for trying to get the truth from Itachi when he has been lying to his younger brother all his life. Kabuto goes on to say it is foolish that Sasuke is helping Itachi when their personal goals are so different; Itachi's being to protect Konoha while Sasuke wants to destroy it. Pointing out that he and Sasuke share similar goals of destroying Konoha, Kabuto again tries to persuade Sasuke to join him. Ultimately, Itachi tells Sasuke not to listen as Kabuto is an even better liar than him. Itachi then admits to Konoha's dark side, but still firmly considers himself a Konoha ninja, greatly shocking Sasuke. Admitting to his own faults for how Sasuke turned out, Itachi promises to tell him something important after the battle, which he intends to finish with "Izanami", the partner technique to "Izanagi". As Kabuto attacks, Itachi blocks it, telling Sasuke the technique has begun and to stay near him.
As Kabuto attacks once again, this time incapacitating Itachi, Sasuke creates a ring of Amaterasu flames around himself and his brother in order to prevent Kabuto from getting any closer. As Kabuto begins chastising the Uchiha, Sasuke lashes out at him but is stopped by a now-regenerated Itachi. Growing impatient, Sasuke questioned Itachi about whether or not they really had to keep him alive as it was hampering them. Seeing that Kabuto was prepared to attack once more, he asks Itachi again if Izanami was ready yet. The siblings come under attack once more as a copy of Sakon — which emerged from the base of Kabuto's naval snake — transformed into Jirōbō and breached their Amaterasu barricade. Without time to retaliate, the two brothers incinerated the onslaught on webs Produced by Kidomaru which appeared next. Kabuto then produced a copy of Kimimaro to barricade their exit with bones after covering their fore with more web. Realising that they were boxed in the brothers activate their Susanoo with Sasuke using his Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to destroy the web that was in front of them whilst leaving the field of bones to Itachi. Retreating further into the cave, the brothers are afflicted by Tayuya's auditory genjutsu. Using their own genjutsu to break each other free from the technique, the brothers are able to stop the white snake form of Orochimaru from attacking them. However, Kabuto uses this opportunity to emerge from the mouth of the snake and bisect Itachi, much to Sasuke's horror.
As Kabuto attempts to reassert his control on Itachi again with his seal, Sasuke intervenes, launching his sword at Kabuto and then using his Susanoo in an attempt to capture him, forcing Kabuto to retreat. Sasuke then launches a fireball at Kabuto, only for Kabuto to easily counter it with a powerful water stream. As Kabuto then redirects his attention to Itachi, Sasuke rushes to his brother's side, where Itachi tells him once again to stay close to him. Sasuke then watches as Kabuto and Itachi seem to repeatedly clash in the same manner. It is then realised that Itachi's Izanami has finally taken effect, forcing Kabuto to repeat the same series of events with the same outcome every time. Taking the opportunity to question his brother about the technique, Itachi explained the mechanism behind Izanami and when he used it. Seemingly angered when Itachi told him why he used a technique that could be cancelled by the victim, Sasuke listens as Itachi explained his reasons for doing so, before Itachi tells him that he would be stopping the Impure World Reincarnation. Voicing his apprehension at first when he hears this, as it meant that Itachi would also be stopped once the technique was cancelled, Sasuke reacts angrily to Itachi's statement that he was proud to be able to protect his village and claiming that after all the village had done to Itachi, there was no way he could forgive them. Sasuke is later both shocked and confused following Itachi's response that he was stopping the technique in order to help Naruto's desire to change Sasuke.
Resigned to the fact that he could not change his brother's mind, Sasuke told Itachi that it was because he remembered his time with Itachi that he would not give up his vendetta against Konoha and in the same manner that Itachi strived to protect it, he would destroy it. With that, he wished his brother farewell before he noticed Itachi walking towards him with his hand outstretched. Itachi then explains to Sasuke that what Danzō and Tobi had told him had been the truth: he had been given the choice to either die along with his clan or to kill the Uchiha, protecting the village and Sasuke. Itachi reaches Sasuke and puts his hand on the back of Sasuke's head and his forehead on his, telling him that he knows that he can't change Sasuke's mind, but no matter what path he chose, he would love Sasuke forever. Sasuke then watches as his brother's soul is released from the Impure World Reincarnation, leaving him with Kabuto.
With his brother removed to the afterlife, Sasuke started to question what a village was, and what shinobi truly were. While still in thought, Suigetsu and Jūgo found Sasuke, and give him the scroll they had found at Orochimaru's hideout. From what he reads in the scroll, he declared that he will find the human who knows everything, even if it means reviving Orochimaru. To this end, he used Anko's Cursed Seal of Heaven along with a piece of Kabuto's altered flesh to revive Orochimaru, ignoring Suigetsu's vehement protests. After catching each other up with what has happened, Sasuke shows Orochimaru the scroll, making him wonder what Sasuke wanted from "them". Tired of being treated as a child by everyone, Sasuke was determined to find the truth of the past in order to find his own path.
While insisting that he still desired revenge, Sasuke explained that he must know what the idea of revenge really meant for him to know if it was truly his decision. Intrigued by how much Sasuke has changed, Orochimaru decided to take him to where his questions could be answered. Following the Sannin, their travels took them to Konoha where they briefly sense the volume of Naruto's chakra on the battlefield. Reacting to this as little more than a nuisance, Sasuke tells the group to continue on their journey, which took them to a temple which had fallen into ruin on the outskirts of the village. Retrieving a mask from there, Sasuke followed Orochimaru through the village where he stopped, moved to a high vantage point and surveyed the village, noting that it had changed somewhat. Not one to linger on sentimental feelings, Sasuke pressed on to the destroyed Naka Shrine where he unsealed the hidden meeting hall below the temple. Once there, Orochimaru initiated the ritual to unseal the contents of the Shinigami using the spore clones that had been attached to Sasuke as sacrifices to reincarnate the ones who knew everything: the previous four Hokage. After introducing himself to the Hokage, Sasuke asks Sarutobi Hiruzen why he had ordered Itachi to massacre the Uchiha clan to have him confirm everything he had been told before. Senju Tobirama then tells Sasuke that he was from a clan possessed by evil, revealing how the Sharingan was awaken, and how an Uchiha who experienced loss would spiral deeper into darkness and become unwieldy, and that he, in his attempt to help the Uchiha channel that force, gave them the Konoha Military Police Force, which ultimately destroyed them as well. Though admonished for this by his brother Senju Hashirama, Sasuke told them that he was not pure nor a child and asked the latter what is a village and what is a shinobi.
After Hashirama concluded his story, Sasuke mused that it was nothing if not ironic that the person who had inherited Hashirama's will was an Uchiha. Tobirama, however, corrected the young Uchiha, noting that not only did he himself not hate the Uchiha, but that there were many who had transcended the limitations of thinking only of the Uchiha, presenting his subordinate Kagami as a prime example of this. Having heard all he needed to from the Hokage including the Third and the Fourth, Sasuke seemingly broke free of the Curse of Hatred and resolved to protect the sacrifice his brother had made and heads to the battlefield. Upon exiting the Naka Shrine, they were confronted by Karin whom Sasuke simply apologized to. With this, they all prepared to make their way to the battlefield.
Arriving on the battlefield, Sasuke's presence shocked Haruno Sakura and Nara Shikamaru, angers Inuzuka Kiba and surprises the rest of the Rookie Nine. After noting that his former comrades were as boisterous as ever, Sasuke earned nothing but scorn from them for his past actions. After declaring to them that he would change the village and become Hokage so that incidents such as these would never repeat themselves, everyone became noticeably shocked. Shikamaru and Shino noted that this would be an impossible feat, given what he's done, but Sasuke brushed the comment away, noting that he couldn't care less what they thought. Uzumaki Naruto, recalling Itachi's last words to him about how the village needs to acknowledge you before you can be the Hokage, intervened and corrected Sasuke, noting that he would in fact become Hokage. Sasuke and Naruto then prepared to face off against the Ten-Tails, before being followed closely by Sakura. With that, the three ninja then prepared to enter the fray with Naruto noting that Team Kakashi had been reborn.
As Hashirama managed to make small openings in the barrier containing the Ten-Tails, Sasuke charged in along with his former team-mates to face the beast. He initially fought several of the Ten-Tails clones using his Kenjutsu skills. Sasuke was impressed by Sakura's powerful Chakra Enhanced Strength and he later saved Sakura from the Ten-Tails' clones that had managed to sneak up on her and warned Naruto not to get in his way. After Sai informed Naruto of how to reach the Ten-Tails' real body, Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto simultaneously used the Summoning Technique with which Sasuke summoned a snake summon named Aoda alongside Katsuyu and Gamakichi respectively. He then used Aoda to slide past the clones of the Ten-Tails, while also fending off their attacks using a more enhanced version of his Chidori-infused sword. After two clones managed to put up a barrier in his way, Sasuke manifested his Susanoo and broke through it with his Susanoo Sword. He then used the Susanoo to fire an Amaterasu flame-enhanced arrow towards the Ten-Tails, which was combined with Naruto's Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken, to do even more damage to the beast. Afterwards, he commanded the Amaterasu flames to burn the Ten-Tails as Sai asked Jūgo if Sasuke was serious in his vow to become Hokage.
Naruto then told Sasuke to extinguish the flames when the Ten-Tails was weak enough to rip the tailed beasts out of its body only for Sasuke to refuse, fanatical on his path to end the "twisted system" and create a new one. Later, as Madara began to use Obito to revive himself, Sasuke and Aoda made their way towards Uchiha Obito in order to stop the process. After Aoda was captured by the Ten-Tails, Sasuke lunged at Obito, manifested Susanoo, and fired another flame-enhanced arrow at Obito. However, Obito managed to deflect the attack. Just as Sasuke was about to take out Obito with Chidori, Namikaze Minato teleported to Obito and cut him down. However, he survived the attack and surprised everyone by becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki. Sasuke was shocked to witness Obito cut through the First and Second Hokage so easily. When Naruto questioned his father about whether or not he couldn't prevent teleport the Third to safety, Sasuke told him to stop worrying because it was part of the Hokage's plan to determine Obito's new skills since they couldn't die because they were reincarnated. Sasuke later intercepted Obito's attack on Naruto with his Susanoo and declared that he would be the one to erase the past. However, Obito managed to break through the Susanoo and attack both Sasuke and Naruto.
With Minato unable to teleport to their aid as the marking for the Flying Thunder God Technique had seemingly vanished, Naruto's quick-thinking is able to save them from Obito's attack. Remembering what Minato had said about how the Flying Thunder God Technique worked, Sasuke realised that Naruto had connected them to Minato through the use of chakra arms allowing him to teleport them to safety. Sasuke later watched on as the event unfolded on the battlefield, and on Minato's orders prepared to launch a consecutive collaborative attack with Naruto after Minato had attacked Obito. During this time, when Minato was attacked by Obito, Sasuke reprimanded Naruto, reminding him that they needed to stay focus. He later looked on in shock as the ball Obito had attached to an unaware Minato prepared to expand, threatening to eradicate them all. Manifesting his Susanoo and grabbing Naruto as well, they are saved by Tobirama who teleported the orb away from them. While Tobirama and Minato came up with a new plan of attack, Sasuke rushed forth and launched Amaterasu at Obito, much to Minato's protests. However, Obito managed to deflect Sasuke's attack, stating he could see the build up of chakra in Sasuke's left eye. He and Naruto then launched their counter-attack against Obito forming another Kagutsuchi-infused Rasenshuriken. As they charged, Minato teleported in front of them taking the blow of the technique, Minato then used the Mutually Instantaneous Revolving Technique to land a surprise attack on the new jinchūriki.
Though they believed the attack to have worked initially, they are all shocked to see Obito emerge from the attack unscathed. As they rushed forward, Sasuke noted that Obito would not be an easy one to defeat. As the readjusted their strategy, Naruto informed Sasuke that he was going to go all out again and asked if he would be able to keep up, to which Sasuke noted that he should not look down on the Uchiha. Watching as Obito attempted to deflect Gamakichi's Starch Syrup Gun technique, Sasuke later watched on in shock as Naruto was able to land an attack on Obito, wondering how he had accomplished this. Upon hearing Naruto's explanation of the situation, Sasuke came to realise that he meant that only senjutsu could counter the Ten-Tails and its jinchūriki and the young Uchiha later watched on as Obito trapped them in a barrier and prepared to launch several Tailed Beast Balls at them.
With the situation getting even more dire, Sasuke agreed with Jūgo and noted that he was going to get them both, and Naruto out of dodge. However, when Naruto dismissed their idea and insisted they come before him, Sasuke and the others soon found themselves on the outside of the barrier where the attack had been launched. As Sasuke looked on dumbfounded, Naruto explained what had happened and the Uchiha realised that they had once again used the basic principle of the Flying Thunder God technique to teleport them all outside of the barrier. Watching on as the battle progressed with Naruto and Minato on the front-lines, Sasuke silently wondered how Naruto could so effortlessly control such a large volume of chakra, and contemplated just how far his childhood team-mate had come. Sasuke later watched on as Obito manifested the Ten-Tails and had it assume its final form: that of the God Tree and Obito continued with the Eye of the Moon Plan.
As countless shinobi began being drained of their chakra, leaving everyone else filled with despair, Hashirama had Yamanaka Ino link everyone telepathically so that he could pass on the info that his original had heard about the Shinju and the Eye of the Moon Plan and to try and rally them to continue fighting. While Hashirama's words fail to inspire anyone, Sasuke continued to battle without fear or doubt, donning his Susanoo and cutting down a limb of the enormous tree shocking everyone. Calling out to Naruto, Sasuke asked the young man if he was done, as he himself had just begun. Through Ino's telepathc link, Naruto's emotions and memories were conveyed to everyone, leading the young Uchiha to sympathise with the loss of Itachi. Sasuke, in his complete Susanoo, joins Naruto in an assault. After Naruto informs Sasuke not to forget that only senjutsu will work against Obito, Sasuke tells him that he is not quick to forget, unlike Naruto. With this statement, Sasuke has Jūgo use the senjutsu chakra from his Sage Transformation on his Susanoo, which covers Sasuke's Susanoo with the Cursed Seal of Heaven markings.
Sasuke and Naruto then proceed to attack Obito, who once again used the Ten-Tails Malleable Chakra to aid in protecting himself from their assault. In unison with Naruto's senjustsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball, Sasuke fires a senjutsu-enhanced arrow at Obito. Sasuke and Naruto were unhappy to see that their combined technique did not harm Obito, due to him surrounding himself in a sphere formed from the Ten-Tails' malleable chakra. The battle continued resulting in Sasuke's Susanoo and Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode form being destroyed. However, Sasuke and Naruto got up on their feet again, their resolves untouched. Standing alongside his comrade, he noted that they would end the battle with their next attack, to which Naruto agrees. With this, Sasuke manifests his final Susanoo which begins to encase Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle.
After Sasuke's Susanoo fully encased Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle, Sasuke then manifested his Susanoo sword. Noticing their powerful combination, Obito manifested a huge shield and the Sword of Nunoboko, preparing to engage the two young shinobi. After agreeing that they had one opportunity to take down Obito, Sasuke and Naruto charged into battle. While the Konoha 11 destroyed the shield, Sasuke's Susanoo sword managed to shatter Obito's legendary weapon. With his sword destroyed, Sasuke and Naruto managed to slash through Obito with the Susanoo's senjutsu-enhanced sword. Due to the success of Sasuke and Naruto's attack, Obito began losing control of the tailed beasts and Naruto began pulling the chakra of the tailed beasts out of Obito. Sasuke and the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces later assisted Naruto in the great chakra tug-of-war against Obito, eventually succeeding in extracting the tailed beasts from him. As Obito lies exhausted and defenceless, Sasuke drew his sword and quickly went in for the kill, only for Hatake Kakashi to teleport in front of Sasuke and prepare to do it himself. As Kakashi was stopped by Minato, Minato then told Naruto to help Hashirama against Madara, to which Naruto told Sasuke to join him.
Sasuke arrived to the battlefield from atop Sai's ink-bird and immediately began incinerating Madara with his Amaterasu. However, Madara shrugged off Sasuke's attack and absorbed it. After Madara defeated Naruto and Sai, as well as absorbing Hashirama's Sage Mode, Sasuke attacked Madara viciously with his sword. Madara allowed Sasuke to pierce his bicep and grabbed his blade, while also offering the young Uchiha the opportunity to join him in the battle against the Allied Shinobi Forces. However, Sasuke refuses his offer and informs the elder Uchiha that he plans to kill him, to which Madara responds that he will take Sasuke's eyes as a temporary replacement for his lost Rinnegan. As Naruto and Sai attempted to assist Sasuke in his battle against Madara, the elder Uchiha managed to evade the three attacking shinobi and turned his attention towards the tailed beasts.
Sasuke summoned a hawk to go after Madara, but was halted by Hashirama, who offered him a technique that would be able to bind Madara even if his own senjutsu chakra. Sasuke wondered why he'd offer such a technique to an Uchiha, and Hashirama compares him to Madara's brother, Izuna, and as such, had the best chance of stopping Madara without resorting to strength. Sasuke flew towards Madara, and attacked him using an opening created by Tobirama, who was fighting Madara. However, Madara immobilised Sasuke in the air, and stabbed him with his own sword despite Tobirama's pleas. After getting impaled by his own sword, Sasuke struggles to remain alive by remembering his resolve to honour his brother's sacrifice and change the shinobi world. However, Sasuke finally collapses as Madara walks away.
Tobirama and Karin later noticed grimly that they could not sense Sasuke's chakra, which suggested that Sasuke had died from his injuries. Later on, Sasuke was approached by a barefooted individual. The individual turned out to be Kabuto who was able to rediscover himself and thus, break free from Izanami. He chose to save Sasuke's life as Obito volunteered to save Naruto's life declaring that he now knew who he was and where he belonged and would pay Itachi back for helping him realise all this.
Within Sasuke's unconscious mind, he met the spirit of the Sage of Six Paths himself, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. He told Sasuke of his family history and revealed to Sasuke his status as the reincarnation of his eldest son Indra. Admitting to his own faults as a father and leader, Hagoromo asked Sasuke to help fix his mistakes. After accepting Hagoromo's request, the ancient sage passed a portion of his power to Sasuke.
Upon awakening, Sasuke quickly readied himself to return to the battle. After Sasuke took out Madara's chakra rods from Tobirama's body, the Second used his Flying Thunder God Technique to send Sasuke on the main battlefield, as he teleported him to Minato's kunai that Naruto had taken with him. Madara watched on with surprise as Sasuke arrived next to Naruto, as the young Uzumaki noted that he and Sasuke are going to defeat him together, after he told him that he's not going to beat him alone. Sasuke, who unlocked the Rinnegan in his left eye after his meeting with Hagoromo, told Madara to get ready, and the older Uchiha replied that he have both their powers, the Rinnegan and the Senjutsu of the Six Paths and that they were about to find out who's stronger between them.
Madara then proceeded to use his various techniques against the duo, to which Sasuke and Naruto's combined power was able to defend against. As Madara continued to seemingly manipulate targets from afar, Sasuke's Rinnegan saw through the charade, discovering that Madara was actually producing an invisible doppelganger to aid him. Realizing that any damage the copy took would be transferred to Madara, Sasuke proceeded to stab it, stopping Madara to regain his composure. Sasuke then explained his analysis to Naruto, and the two then proceeded to assault Madara again. Realizing the situation was shifting to Sasuke and Naruto's advantage, Madara instead stole Kakashi's Sharingan and a temporary replacement left eye and used its power to teleport to the Kamui's dimension to retrieve his actual left eye from Obito, but not before Sasuke bifurcated the older Uchiha.
Shortly afterwards, Sakura was teleported back to the normal dimension by Obito, who warned her allies of Madara's potential power should he gain both his eyes. After Naruto restored Kakashi's original left eye, Kakashi asked Sasuke what his true goal as Hokage would be. As Sasuke remained silent, Kakashi chose to not push the question, instead reminding Sasuke that they are still all former members of Team 7. As Madara began his return to the battlefield, Sasuke and the others prepared themselves.
After Madara returns, fully regenerated and with both Rinnegan eyes, Madara creates four shadows to hold off his opponents. He then takes to the air and performs the Chibaku Tensei. Sasuke respods by unleashing his fully formed Susanoo to repel the massive stones. Madara then reveals his newly-formed third eye and prepares to perform the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Finally ready to complete his plan. Madara casts his Infinite Tsukuyomi, and begins assimilating everyone in its spell. Sasuke, with his Rinnegan protecting him from Madara's genjutsu. Decides to envelopes himself, and his rookie team within his Susanoo to protect them from the the genjutsu. As everyone asks Sasuke the nature of this technique, Sasuke stubbornly tells them to be quite, insisting that he is in command. While Naruto is furious at Sasuke's still independent attitude, Kakashi solemnly admits that with Sasuke's Rinnegan, he may be the only one able to save the world. As the light of Madara's technique finally ends, Sasuke lets down his Susanoo, noting that only a Rinnegan has a chance of canceling the Infinite Tsyuyumi. Madara then confronts the remaining free individuals, only for Black Zetsu to suddenly betray Madara and impale his hand through Madara's chest, shocking its audience. As Madara asks his own manifestation why he would do this, Black Zetsu boldly states that it is actually a manifestation of Otsutsuki Kaguya. Black Zetsu then proceeds to expand its being into Madara. Sasuke was also seen in Ino's genjutsu dream, in this case fighting with Sai for Ino's affection.
When Madara began to absorb a huge amount of chakra from those captured by the Infinite Tsukuyomi while swelling up to many times his normal size, Naruto and Sasuke attempted to stop him. Before being caught by hair-like appendages. Madara eventually shrunk back down, but was replaced by Kaguya while Black Zetsu was completely absorbed in the process, leaving Obito free of his presence and unconscious. When questioned on her motives, Kaguya went to comment that she wanted no more fighting, before reshaping their location into a lava river.
Sasuke immediately summons his hawk to save himself from the molten river, and he quickly saves Naruto as well, ignoring Naruto's pleas to save Kakashi and Sakura, who are saved by a quick-thinking Kakashi. When Naruto questions his complete disregard for the safety of his comrades, Sasuke informs Naruto that they are the only ones who can defeat Kaguya, and so neither one of them can die, even if they survive at the sacrifice of others, such as Sakura and Kakashi. Kaguya immediately rebuttals with a pinpoint attack, which Sasuke tries to block with his Susanoo, but ultimately fails, which results in his hawk's wing being pierced as well, as Sasuke's left arm. As he falls into the pit of lava once more, Sasuke activates Susanoo to protect himself, and is swiftly saved by Naruto, who manages to fly. While Naruto proceeds to attack Kaguya, he manages to provide an opening, as Sasuke, with his Perfect Susanoo activated, attacks Kaguya once more.
Ultimately, Sasuke's attack fails, and he is forced out of his Perfect Susanoo and begins to fall into the ocean of lava once again. As his blade is destroyed by the lava, Sasuke manages to teleport himself to Naruto's location, and he receives a platform to stand on from Naruto. Angry that his Susanoo has no effect on Kaguya, he and Naruto do not notice Kaguya as she sneaks up behind them with tears in her eyes. Black Zetsu emerges from Kaguya, latches onto Naruto and Sasuke, and begins absorbing their power, while he also explains the history of Kaguya's defeat, his creation, and his attempt to revive Kaguya. Once Black Zetsu finishes his tale, Naruto manages to rip Black Zetsu off of himself and Sasuke, and the two shinobi prepare their counterattack.
Sasuke and Naruto later discuss a counterattack plan, which gets put into action when the former uses Amaterasu on Kaguya, albeit she absorbs the attack and the latter uses the new technique. Ultimately, the plan is successful as Kaguya is distracted long enough to be punched by Naruto. Sasuke prepares to strike Kaguya with Yin Release while Naruto proceeds to strike Kaguya with Yang Release. However, the sealing attempt is unsuccessful as Kaguya shifts them to a different dimension and traps the two in a prison of ice. Sasuke uses Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to free himself and Naruto from the ice. Black Zetsu tells Kaguya that she should separate the two, and so Kaguya emerges behind Sasuke and pulls him into her portal, leaving him trapped in a desert dimension, isolated and confused. He tries to find a way to escape, but to no success and quickly becomes exhausted.
Sasuke senses Naruto's chakra but is unable to find him. Later he notices Obito and Sakura opening a portal and calls for him to come. The portal becomes smaller as Obito falters but Sasuke shifts to get in and catches Sakura as she collapses. He then explains how his ability works and thanks them.
Sasuke returns to the ice dimension along with Obito and Sakura. As Sasuke makes his way towards Naruto, with the latter asks him if he has thanked Obito and Sakura, to which he coldly rebuffs by telling Naruto to focus on Kaguya. Kaguya immediately shifts everyone to a high gravity dimension, and prepares to eliminate Sasuke and Naruto. Thanks to the effects of the gravity, Sasuke and Naruto manage to dodge the attack, but Kaguya launches the attack once more, intent on eliminating the threat. Kakashi and Obito jump in front of Sasuke and Naruto, but Obito uses Kamui to save Kakashi as well, and is stabbed in the process, shocking Sasuke and everyone else.
Sasuke recharges his left eye while everyone listens Obito's final words. As his Rinnegan's power is restored, Sasuke takes the opportunity to surprise Kaguya and instantly teleports next to her. He attempts to pierce her with Chidori, but fails, as Kaguya flees away. While Naruto attempts to save Obito, Sasuke informs him that he cannot do anything to save him, and so he should instead focus on Kaguya. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and flies towards Kaguya's location, preparing to take her on in battle. As he continues to battle her, Sasuke presents a dismayed and angry Naruto an opening, which he takes to rip off Kaguya's arm, with Black Zetsu still attached to it.
While Sasuke begins pressuring Kaguya, Naruto launches nine separate attacks, each imbued with on of the tailed beasts' chakra. After hitting Kaguya with it, her body becomes unstable, transforming into an amalgamated mass of the tailed beasts. Naruto then asked Sasuke what animal form is it, and Sasuke tells Naruto that it doesn't matter. Since it will be easier to get close to Kaguya, and it will be easier to seal the latter as well. The beast produced several outstretching hands, sucking up everything it came in contact with. As it approached Sakura, Kakashi, having inherited Obito's Sharingan powers from the departed spirit, uses Susanoo to save Sakura, much to everyone's surprise. Sasuke then wonder how Kakashi got his sharingan back, even though he lost it. Naruto then told Sasuke that it doesn't matter, since their former sensei's namesake is "The Copy Ninja Kakashi" and "Kakashi of the Sharingan".
Regaining control of herself, Kaguya then shaped tailed-beast mass into a giant Truth-Seeking Ball. Kakashi devised a plan and shared it with his students, telling them to be ready for what could be their last mission as a team. As Naruto distracts Kaguya with his clones, Sasuke waits for the opportunity to leap into action. While Kaguya is distracted, Sasuke swaps place with one of Naruto's shadow clones and appears next to Kaguya. As she attempts to escape, Sakura comes from above and knocks Kaguya down, as Naruto and Sasuke finally manage to touch her with their special sun and moon tattoos they received from Hagoromo, preparing to seal away the Rabbit Goddess once and for all.
Immediately upon contact, Sasuke and Naruto begin the ultimate sealing technique: the Chibaku Tensei. Kaguya wonders how she, the ancestor of all chakra, could be defeated by mere fragments of chakra, as she reverts back to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, and is encased by the landscape, creating an enormous satellite similar in size to the moon. After sealing away Kaguya, the moon tattoo disappears from Sasuke's hand, as the sun tattoo disappears from Naruto's hand, and reappears on the hand of Hagoromo. Relieved that they have defeated Kaguya, they immediately worry about how they will return back to the real world. Suddenly, Team Kakashi and the tailed beasts are summoned back to earth by Hagoromo and all of the previous Kage. Satisfied, Hagoromo thanks Sasuke and his comrades for saving the world.
While everyone celebrates Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke senses some life in Madara, and rushes to eliminate his fallen enemy once and for all. However, he is stopped by Hagoromo, as Hashirama approaches his former comrade. Following Hagoromo's advice, Sasuke listens to Hashirama and Madara's final words to each other, as Madara passes away peacefully and the reanimated Hokage return to the afterlife. As the tailed beasts begin to talk about their future plans now that they are free, Sasuke makes his own intentions known, starting with killing the current five Kage still trapped within Infinite Tsukuyomi. Sasuke then proceeds to take control of the nine tailed beasts and seal them away within separate Chibaku Tensei. As Kakashi asks if he still simply desires revenge, Sasuke plainly states that what he wants is to recreate the world the way it should be, doing so with revolution. Noting that only Naruto still stands in his way, Sasuke faces his former friend and ally. While Hagoromo sadly looks on to see that once again his children battle each other, Naruto firmly says he will end this feud once and for all.
Before they depart for their battle, Naruto urges Sasuke to at least release the tailed beasts, but Sasuke tells he he intends to destroy the tailed beasts, which would require killing Naruto in order to eliminate the chakra of the tailed beasts within him, while also keeping the ones he trapped alive in order to end the Infinite Tsukuyomi. He orders Naruto to follow him, as he wants to take their fight elsewhere. As Sasuke turns to leave, Sakura makes a final plea to keep Sasuke from abandoning them again and, while this has an affect on him, he only replies she is still annoying and silenced her with a genjutsu of him impaling her chest in order to prevent her from interfering with their fight. Ignoring Kakashi's scolding of how he is ignoring the fact that Sakura loves him so much it is breaking her heart, Sasuke says there is no reason for him and Sakura to love each other and he believes her love is from a failed past before he led Naruto to the Valley of the End. Though Naruto tries to persuade Sasuke once more with Itachi's words, Sasuke rebuttals by preparing to tell Naruto what he means when he says the word "Hokage".
Sasuke explains Itachi's sacrifice to Naruto, stating that Itachi is the definition of a "true Hokage," despite the fact that his one mistake was allowing Sasuke to live so that he could learn the truth about his brother. Explaining his goal further, Sasuke tells Naruto that as he will become the Hokage, he will become darkness itself and take on all of the hatred of the world alone. By absorbing the hatred of the shinobi world himself, Sasuke will eliminate the darkness of the failed system, allowing it to shine once more. Naruto attempts to explain the error in Sasuke's ways once more, claiming that Sasuke does not know anything about his brother or what he believed in. However, Sasuke does not take Naruto's words into account, and states that Naruto's death will be the beginning of the new clean slate he is determined to inflict on the world. With nothing else left to say, Sasuke and Naruto clash, with enough force to begin cracking Hashirama's statue.
Repelling against each other, Sasuke immediately fires a massive fireball at Naruto, who manages to deflect the attack by activating his Six Paths Sage Technique. Leaving Naruto little time to react, Sasuke shifts behind Naruto, activates his Chidori, and knocks Naruto into the water. As Naruto recovers, Sasuke activates his Susanoo and fires three arrows towards Naruto, though he manages to block Sasuke's attack by utilizing three of his Truth-Seeking Ball, resulting in several small explosions. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and tries to slice down Naruto, only for his attack to be countered by one of Naruto's tails as he enters Tailed Beast Mode. The two titans' fists clash together, as memories of the past are shared between the two. Taking a moment, Sasuke warns Naruto to pick up the pace if he doesn't want to die, while Naruto refuses to abandon Sasuke, despite their differences. While Naruto forms a Tailed Beast Ball, Sasuke applies the Chidori to his Perfect Susanoo. The two techniques clash, resulting in a massive explosion, as Naruto and Sasuke enter their inner subconscious once again. Sasuke tells Naruto that they are no longer children, and that despite their differing opinions, they should be able to understand each other at this point.
While remembering Sasuke's words about two high class shinobi learning each other's feelings through their fists, Naruto tries once more to convince Sasuke to stop fighting, stating that his goal is pointless since the five shinobi villages have already united. However, Sasuke explains that they only united to defeat a common enemy; with their enemies defeated, Sasuke believes the world will become like it was before the war. Resolved to becoming the common threat for the sake of the shinobi world, Sasuke explains that he will find some way to gain immortality through the use of his immense power- stating that is what he means by becoming "Hokage." Returning to the real world, Sasuke and Naruto are knocked back as a result of the explosion of their colliding attacks. Pleased that Naruto is becoming serious, Sasuke summons the satellites encasing the tailed beasts and begins channeling their chakra into his Perfect Susanoo, as it changes into a more humanoid form, while stating he is quite possibly the strongest person in the world, which is later noted by Kurama, as he states that Sasuke is on the level of Hagoromo himself.
While Naruto summons three shadow clones, Sasuke immediately attacks him from behind, knocking one of his clones into the earth. The two battle in the sky, as Naruto tries to attack Sasuke, but fails as Sasuke uses a lightning-based senbon to counter Naruto's technique, resulting in a massive explosion. Naruto combines his clones to form one powerful chakra avatar and throws two Rasenshuriken, while Sasuke fires a lighting-enhanced arrow, as the two attacks prepare to collide in the air.
Sasuke and Naruto's attacks collide in the air, creating a massive explosion that devastates the land and destroys the heads of the Madara and Hashirama statues. Completely drained of chakra, the two fall to the earth and into the valley once more. Surprised that Naruto has survived the last encounter, Sasuke attempts to use Amaterasu to incinerate Naruto, but fails, as Naruto uses Kurama's chakra to protect himself from the damage. As Sasuke begins to feel the effects of using too much chakra, Naruto takes the opportunity to create clones that attack Sasuke altogether, sending him into the air, Naruto plans to deliver a decisive blow, but Sasuke also manages to land a hit as well. Sasuke summons shuriken to eliminate Naruto's clones and attacks what he believes is the real Naruto body, only to be fooled with a clone as Naruto lands a large blow. Sasuke tries to use his Chidori, but fails, as Naruto activates his Rasengan, only for him to trip and lose the technique. Seeing this opportunity, Sasuke kicks Naruto onto his and begins punching Naruto repeatedly in the face, until Naruto finally manages to break free with a headbutt. As Naruto rises, the two engage in a long battle of taijutsu for an entire day.
Upon nightfall, Sasuke and Naruto continue to fight with only their strong wills, as the two are both completely exhausted. Kurama gives Naruto more chakra to use for one final attack, but Sasuke manages to use his Rinnegan's Preta Path ability to absorb Naruto's chakra for his own. Activating the Chidori once more, Sasuke prepares to end Naruto's life, stating that he will finally be alone once his one and only best friend is dead.
Refusing to give up however, Naruto struck back, sending Sasuke into the wall of the valley. Enraged at his persistence, Sasuke channeled the last of his chakra into a Kagutsuchi infused Chidori and met once more with Naruto's Rasengan, destroying the rest of the valley and taking both his and Naruto's arm. Both completely drained, the two lay next to each other with Sasuke asking why Naruto would go through such lengths for someone like him. Acknowledging that he himself had truly been jealous of Naruto from the start, Sasuke admitted defeat though Naruto told him he wouldn't let the Uchiha die on the battlefield declaring no matter what happens next he would always be there for his friend, moving Sasuke to tears.
Sakura arrived shortly after and healed the two. Guilt-ridden for the pain he put her through, Sasuke tries to speak to her but she tells him not to because she has to focus on healing them. Sasuke then apologizes to Sakura for everything he's don, which she reacts with criticism but tearfull accepts, and he smiles at her as a pleased Kakashi looked on at his team reuniting once again. Sasuke forms the special sign with Naruto by, resulting in the release of the Infinite Tsukuyomi and the world being saved from the final threat. Following this, he released the tailed beasts from their prison in the satellites, much to the delight of Naruto. As they do this, Sasuke talks about how he now understands why Naruto never gave up on him and credits him for teaching him the true meaning of being a shinobi.
After the battle, Sasuke was officially pardoned by Kakashi, who had become the Sixth Hokage following Tsunade's retirement based on his service in ending the war and a good word from Naruto. Opting to see the world through clearer eyes, Sasuke prepares to leave Konoha, choosing not to wait for his prosthetic new hand to finished. Sakura asked once more if she could come with him and while Sasuke tells her this journey is for him alone, he affectionately poked her on the forehead, like his brother Itachi used to do to him, promising he'd be back and thanking her. As he departed from the village, he ran into Naruto, who had been waiting for him. Saying their final words to each other, Naruto gives Sasuke his former forehead protector that he had discarded at the end of their first fight. Accepting the headband as a sign of reconciliation, Sasuke leaves Naruto and the village, traveling around the world as a nomadic vagabond for many years in order to find redemption and analyses the world.
A year later after the war ended, Sasuke is suspected of associating with a terrorist organisation, with the prime motivation of attacking Konohagakure once more. Despite the evidence piled against him, many Konoha shinobi do not believe these claims and vouch for his innocence. It is eventually revealed that the perpetrator is not Sasuke, and has been using his identity as a means to further his own goals. Konoha manages to inform the real Sasuke of these events and request his assistance, but he turns them down, as he believes it does not concern him. However, once he finds out that the enemies have captured Sakura, he immediately rushes home. Though Sakura manages to fend for herself, Sasuke returns to finish off her captors before leaving once again, remaining unseen by Sakura.
Another year later, Sasuke briefly returns to the village as a meteor is about to strike and he uses Chidori to destroy it while telling Kakashi it is his duty to protect the village while Naruto is away. He then resumes his journey and is the only one of his friends not to attend Naruto and Hinata's wedding.
Sometime later, Sasuke is unsure on whether or not to return to Konoha due to the guilt he feels for betraying his friends and wanting to destroy the village once before. He receives a letter from Naruto that mentions Sakura comparing his efforts of protecting the village to that of his childhood dream of joining the Konoha Military Police Force. As a result, Sasuke decides his home is with Sakura in Konoha and ultimately decides to return to the village to be with her.
Two after the war, Sakura would join him on his journey and he would eventually marry her. During the journey, she became pregnant but refused to leave his side. As a result, when she went into labor, Sasuke brought her to one of Orochimaru's hideouts and had Karin help with the delivery. Sakura gave birth to a daughter, whom she and Sasuke named Sarada, essentially restoring the Uchiha clan, as Sasuke always wanted. Afterwards, they returned to Konoha and lived as a normal family for a years. When Sarada was around four-years-old, Sasuke called for a meeting with all the five Kage and, accompanied by his wife, he told them he had been doing research and found possible evidence an army of White Zetsu as well as something even worse than Kaguya may be on the way. This information was decided to be best kept from the public as they were still recovering from the Fourth Shinobi War. Wanting to protect his daughter and the new generation, Sasuke then took the liberty of tracking traces of Kaguya's chakra, being the only one that can with his Rinnegan and left the village on a top-secret mission, leaving Sakura to raise their daughter on her own. While walking through a forest one day, he thought he heard a sound behind him. Instinctively putting his hand to his blade, Sasuke dismissed it as his imagination and continued walking.
A few years later, while Sasuke is traveling, he notices that something has gone amiss. He then gets attacked by a cloaked individual, wielding a kusarigama. After fending his opponent off with his sword and a stream of lightning, Sasuke notices that the person has a Sharingan and wears the Uchiha clan's family crest on his back. As the mysterious shinobi flees, a confused Sasuke ponders how this is possible. Following this, Sasuke sends a messenger hawk to inform Uzumaki Naruto of the recent event, asking to meet with him.
Later at the waiting point, Sarada arrived, having joined Naruto on the journey to finally see her father again. Sasuke caught her by surprise where Sarada was crying with joy after finally seeing her father for as long as she could remember. Sasuke, however, being cautious and not recognizing his daughter, drew his sword in suspicion that she was affiliated with the boy that attacked him. Sasuke then moved to attack Sarada who dodged his blade. He then moved to attack her with his hand only for Sarada to scream out "Daddy", causing Sasuke to realise who she is and cease his attack. Sarada then questioned who her real mother was but received no answer. She then demanded to know what Sasuke had been up to all this time but he told her it was none of her business, causing her to run out the door crying with Naruto in pursuit to comfort her. Afterwards after sensing Shin and his father were attacking outside, Sasuke hurried outside to aid Naruto and to protect his daughter.
Sasuke quickly engaged the mysterious man, swatting away his blades with his own sword, only for the man to catch Sasuke own blade. One the Shins then attacked from behind, only for Sasuke to use his Rinnegan to swap places and launch a Great Fireball Technique. The man quickly pulled Shin in the way of the blast to take the blunt of the damage. Amazed at Sasuke's dojutsu might, he voiced his desire to make it his own and introduced himself as Shin Uchiha as well. Adult-Shin then took advantage of Sasuke letting his guard by manipulating Sasuke's sword into stabbing Naruto. The enemy Uchiha then launched more blades at Sarada, forcing Sasuke to shield his daughter with his body. Sakura appeared and quickly pummeled the man in to submission. With the fight seemingly over, Sakura apologized for how this all happened, to which Sasuke insisted it wasn't her fault. Suddenly, a small Sharingan creature appeared and teleported Shin, his son, and Sakura.
Realizing that Shin's arm was embedded with multiple Sharingan like Danzo's, Sasuke surmised that Orochimaru was behind this. Accepting Naruto's call to bring the kids along due to that Sarada is also being targeted, they went to Orochimaru's hideout for answers. Along they way, they met with Yamato, who watched over Orochimaru from the outside. Upon arriving, they were greeted by Suigetsu and Jugo, shortly followed by Orochimaru. Sasuke promised retaliation if Orochimaru was involved in the attack on his daughter and the kidnapping of his wife. Orochimaru denied any involvement but he explained the origin of Shin Uchiha, as well as his clones. Following Orochimaru's explanation, Sasuke asked where Shin is, Orochimaru happily decided to tell so Sasuke could kill Shin for him.
Later, Sasuke waited outside with Orochimaru and his men for Naruto and the kids, to which Sasuke berated them for making him wait. As Orochimaru noted that Sakura might be dead, Sasuke calmly denied that being possible. With his Rinnegan finally regaining its full power after using it to investigate Kaguya's dimensions, he prepared his Susanoo to take everyone with him and ordered Naruto not to upset Sarada.
Soon after entering the separate dimension with his allies, Sasuke asked Naruto to detect where Sakura was. They soon found her engaged in battle against Shin. Sasuke quickly dove in with Susanoo and use it to crush Shin into submission. While Sasuke checked to make sure his wife was okay, Shin called his clones to distract the enemies while he escaped. Instead, the clones betrayed and stabbed Shin, to which one of them simply explained that they outgrew the need of Shin. Thousands of more Shin-clones then appeared. While Naruto dealt with the army through his shadow clones, Sasuke swiftly took down a giant Shin-clone with his Susanoo. Shin took advantage of this fight to escape with his Time–Space technique, attempting to take the children with him through his creature, but Sasuke warned Sarada. To this, Sarada quickly killed the creature, while Shin over-taxed himself. Sasuke then watched in shock and pride as Sarada revealed her own strength to join the fight and defeat several Shin-clones with a single punch like her mother.
After learning that Sakura is indeed her biological mother, Sarada asks Sasuke if he believes their family was connected to each other by their feelings, which he replies he does. When asked why, he says it's because Sarada, as their daughter, is proof of their bond. Sasuke then asks Naruto what should they do with the clones and Naruto proposes they be left at the new orphanage in Konoha, which Sasuke considers too soft but doesn't disagree with him. Upon returning to Konoha, he shares his first family dinner with Sakura and Sarada. At some point, Sasuke and his family pose for a portrait together. After an unknown amount of time, he prepares to leave the village to continue with his traveling. Seeing Sarada upset, he surprises her by hugging her and affectionately pokes her in the forehead, promising to come home soon. When Sakura initiates a poke on the forehead from him, he turns around and bids them farewell, leaving Sakura disappointed. While leaving, he silently smiles after seeing this while holding the lunch box that Sakura made for him.
Sasuke joined his fellow teammates on a mission to protect the actress, Koyuki, as she travelled to the Land of Snow. Later, Sasuke encountered Fubuki Kakuyoku, and defeated her with the Lion Combo. Sasuke used Chidori to damage Dotō Kazahana's armour, which led to him being knocked out. He was seen looking out at the newly created Land of the Spring, with Sakura holding his head, in the ending credits. In a post-credits scene, he was the one who got Kazahana Koyuki's autograph for Naruto.
Sasuke made a very short cameo when Naruto was unconscious, he had a dream of him and Sasuke walking towards each other. However, they passed by each other without a word; with this, Naruto woke up into the battle. The point of the dream, however, emphasised Naruto's regret over losing Sasuke, and strengthened his resolve not to lose any more friends.
Sasuke was mentioned by Tsunade when Lee became his replacement
Sasuke was summoned by Orochimaru, and was told by him about the recent Sky ninja's attack on Konoha, to which Sasuke made clear that he didn't care. Orochimaru then gave him an assignment, telling him to go retrieve a scroll from a man named Shinnō. Near the end of the movie, he made his appearance just as Naruto was about to finish off Shinnō, stopping Naruto and cutting off Shinnō's flow of chakra by hitting his chakra points with Chidori Senbon, something only the Byakugan can usually see. He and Naruto quickly chased after a fleeing Shinnō, only to find themselves in a deep chamber with a strange large cocoon that seemed to absorb any chakra in the area. It was revealed to be a seed of the Zero-Tails that Shinnō had planted. He taunts both of them and an angry Naruto jumps down to fight him. Sasuke soon follows suit. The cocoon then attacked Sasuke and Naruto, and was able to restrain them until they both released their chakra from the cursed seal and the Nine-Tails respectively.
Together, Naruto defeated the cocoon with the Tornado Rasengan, while Sasuke used his Flapping Chidori. Amaru released Hinata Hyūga and the rest of the villagers who had been taken prisoner as Sasuke and Naruto exited the building. Hinata and the villagers all boarded a flying lifeboat which they found outside the temple. Amaru scrambled to reach a launching lever away from the boat, but Naruto appeared again and ordered Amaru to get in the boat, assuring her that he would take care of the launch. She refused, but Sasuke appeared behind her and threw her in by force.
As the lifeboat left, a tentacle appeared and tried to stop the boat leaving, but Sasuke cut it away. Naruto then forced Sasuke off the flying fortress onto the ship with a Rasengan, leaving him alone to destroy the flying ruins. Sasuke then uses the full cursed seal to fly away. He is next seen watching Naruto being saved by Jiraiya from a distance. Sasuke turns around and goes back to Orochimaru's hideout. He gave him the scroll Orochimaru had asked for, though Kabuto pointed out that he didn't bring Shinnō and it's not like him to fail a mission. Orochimaru notices that Sasuke seemed different, and asks him if a "good thing" happened to him. He pauses into the doorway, but doesn't say anything and walks out. Once outside, he thinks about what Naruto had said to him as he blew Sasuke onto the lifeboat that he would bring him back home one day. He then resumed his training.
Sasuke appeared in a few flashbacks when Sai asked Naruto about what Kakashi had taught him
The alternate world's Sasuke didn't became a missing-nin and thus is still a resident of Konoha. Furthermore, while still cocky and assertive, this Sasuke is more carefree compared to the brooding loner that Naruto and Sakura know and dresses more casually and fashionably.
The alternate Sasuke seems to return Sakura's feelings by giving her a rose to show how he cares for her that makes her happy. However, it is later revealed this Sasuke takes full advantage of girls being naturally attracted to him, becoming a flirt who gives roses to a lot of other girls, much to Sakura's dismay.
Continuing his journey around the world, Sasuke eventually crosses paths with Hyuga Hiashi, who had earlier been injured in his battle against Toneri's puppets. While rescuing Hiashi, he watches as a large meteorite descends from the sky and obliterates nearby. Returning to Konoha, Sasuke indiscreetly drops Hiashi off to be healed, while other Konoha shinobi protect the village from falling comets. Lee and other taijutsu users manage to destroy a piece of a large meteorite, but the remainder of it continues hurdling towards the village. With no one else able to stop the meteorite, Sasuke activates his Chidori and destroys it, resulting in a massive explosion. After informing Kakashi that it was his job to protect the village since Naruto was away, Sasuke mysteriously vanishes. Coinciding with Naruto's marriage to Hinata, Sasuke continues his journey around the world, wandering in the desert once more.
During his continued travels, Sasuke engaged in a fight with Otsutsuki Kinshiki. He is then confronted by Otsutsuki Momoshiki, who starts eating small red chakra fruits that gives him the power to create a massive sphere of chakra, which he hurls at Sasuke. Managing to escape the blast, Sasuke returns to Konohagakure to warn Naruto about the impending threat, and pays a visit to his household to find him. Sasuke asks Hinata where Naruto is while Uzumaki Boruto, who realizes that Sasuke is his father's rival, looks at him with admiration. Sasuke leaves shortly after to talk with Naruto at his office. As Sasuke is half way to the Hokage’s office he finds Naruto’s tattered old outfit that Boruto previously threw out the window and picks it up. He arrives at Naruto's office to ask him to help decipher the scroll and hands him the jacket. Sasuke says he met Boruto and the boy reminds him of how Naruto was like at that age, and Naruto insists that Boruto is similar to Sasuke when he was younger, but then goes back on that statement - noting that Boruto is different from both of them, in that he has never truly worked as hard as the ninja of their time - using the perfect condition of Boruto's clothing as an example. They make a bet on whether the nature of a shinobi has changed even in regards to Boruto, to which Sasuke says it hasn't and Naruto says it has.
After leaving Naruto's office, while Sasuke was on his way home to see his wife and daughter. He is then attacked by Boruto, who he easily defeats. Boruto asks Sasuke to take him as his apprentice because there is someone he wants to defeat. Unimpressed, Sasuke asks him if he can use the Rasengan, to which Boruto says no. Sasuke tells him to come back to him once he learns the technique.
After a while, Boruto managed to master the Rasengan, but when Sasuke noted how small it was. Boruto thought this meant Sasuke was disappointed and threw the Rasengan in his frustration, which disappeared, before running off. Sasuke, however - noticed a trait unique to Boruto's Rasengan, that he was able to throw the jutsu and have it vanish before impact. Sarada, who had been watching them, approached her father and spoke on Boruto's behalf. Sasuke replies that he was not disappointed in Boruto and had actually decided to take Boruto on as his student, much to his daughter's delight.
Later on, Boruto shows Sasuke a standard-sized Rasengan, and although Sasuke notices the Kote hidden under Boruto's sleeve, he still agrees to take him on as his student. That night, they took a break from training and sat by a bonfire. Boruto asked about Naruto's weaknesses, and Sasuke went on to talk about how Naruto endured many hardships in his life and worked hard to overcome them in order to become Hokage. Sasuke also teaches Boruto the shurikenjutsu to help prepare him for the Chunin Exams.
As the Chunin Exams commence, Sasuke visited one of Naruto's shadow clone. He asks if the scroll had been deciphered and Naruto said he learned from Konohamaru that Sasuke is training Boruto. Noticing Naruto's sadness at not being able to train his own son, Sasuke simply says the nature of a shinobi never changes. When the scroll is deciphered, Sasuke goes to warn Naruto. When Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attack, Sasuke saves Sarada from falling debris and is attacked by Kinshiki before Shikamaru intervenes. Sasuke joins with Naruto to tell him the two enemies are a stronger threat than Kaguya that was foreseen in the scroll and deduces Kaguya was forming a White Zetsu army to fight against them. As the two enemies attack, Sasuke combines his Susanoo with Naruto's Kurama to shield themselves and their children but they compromise that Sasuke will protect their children while Naruto will deal with the enemies. Naruto asks Sasuke to take care of Boruto and Sarada, which he does while Naruto allows himself to be taken by Momoshiki and Kinshiki's jutsu.
When he goes into Naruto's office, he finds Boruto wearing Naruto's old jacket, overhearing Boruto comment about how uncool he looks, Sasuke agrees with him. When he goes into Naruto's office to look for Boruto, he finds the boy wearing Naruto's old jacket, overhearing Boruto comment about how uncool he looks, Sasuke agrees with him. Sasuke mentions to Boruto that he received scorn at the exam for cheating, that he is technically not even a shinobi anymore and that if it wasn't for his little sister who adores him and his mother who worries over him, then he'd be just like how Naruto was. When Boruto demands to know how his father overcame his hardships, Sasuke says that Boruto should ask Naruto himself and goes on to explain that he can still sense Naruto's chakra, meaning that he is alive and that he intends to rescue him. When Boruto asks Sasuke why he even bothered with someone like him, Sasuke replies that it is because he is a strong shinobi with the potential to surpass even Naruto as well as his number one student, effectively restoring Boruto's confidence and determination. He also gives Boruto his old forehead protector as a temporary replacement. Sasuke gathers the rest of the Kage with Boruto, on top of the Hokage Tower.
There Sasuke uses his Rinnegan to open a portal to another dimension where they find Naruto being bound on a tree similar to the Shinju and about to have Kurama extracted from him. Sasuke and Boruto manage to free Naruto while the other Kage fight off the enemies. When Naruto asks Sasuke what Boruto is doing there, Sasuke simply explains that many things happened and that his son has become a shinobi before he rushes off to fight. Sasuke helps Kurotsuchi and Chojuro restrain Kinshiki before going to fight Momoshiki, where he warns Naruto not to use ninjutsu on him.
However, Kinshiki manages free himself and fends Sasuke and Naruto off. Knowing that there was no other course of action, Kinshiki tells Momoshiki to consume his chakra, as he had done to his mentor before him - to which Momoshiki agrees. In an effort to increase his power, Momoshiki turns him into a chakra fruit and devours him. Sasuke and Naruto then fight Momoshiki and initially have the upper hand until Naruto is briefly imprisoned by Momoshiki and Sasuke is badly burned by Momoshiki's Lava Release. After bring freed by the other Kage, Naruto comes to his friend's aid and Sasuke is healed by Kurama's chakra. Sasuke and Naruto combine Susanoo and Tailed Beast Mode to cut Momoshiki's lava creature in half and defeat him.
However, Katasuke, who had followed them, uses his Kote in an attempt to finish Momoshiki off for good but his attacks are absorbed and Momoshiki's strength is restored. Momoshiki uses the techniques he absorbed against them, Sasuke protects Boruto from the attack. Momoshiki restrains Naruto and the rest of the Kage using the Shadow Imitation Technique and prepares to finish them off. Sasuke orders Boruto to use his Rasengan on Momoshiki to prevent him from killing the Kage, but Boruto doubts it will work. Sasuke encourages him that he can do his best and Boruto's Rasengan manages to hit Momoshiki. While Naruto helps Boruto create a Parent and Child Rasengan, Sasuke holds Momoshiki off long enough for Boruto to unleash his Rasengan and destroy Momoshiki. After Momoshiki's defeat, Sasuke remarks to Naruto that he looks terrible to which Naruto replies that he doesn't look any better. The two sit next to each other, looking at Boruto and Sasuke declares he won their bet.
After the battle, Sasuke posed for a photograph with Naruto, Boruto, and the other 4 Kage. Considering his life mission complete, Sasuke returns to Konohagakure to spend the rest of his life with his friends and family. Sasuke is last seen on a rooftop with his wife as they watch Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki from afar, entrusting the fate of the world to the next generation.
Uchiha Sasuke is a playable character in the following video games:
- Battle Stadium D.O.N
- J-Stars Victory VS
- Jump Ultimate Stars
- Naruto RPG 2 Chidori vs Rasengan
- Naruto Shippuuden 3D The New Era
- Naruto Shippuuden Clash of Ninja Revolution 3
- Naruto Shippuuden Dragon Blade Chronicles
- Naruto Shippuuden Gekito Ninja Taisen! EX 2
- Naruto Shippuuden Gekito Ninja Taisen! EX 3
- Naruto Shippuuden Gekito Ninja Taisen! Special
- Naruto Shippuuden Kizuna Drive
- Naruto Shippuuden Legends Akatsuki Rising
- Naruto Shippuuden Naruto vs Sasuke
- Naruto Shippuuden Ninja Destiny 2
- Naruto Shippuuden Ninja Destiny 3
- Naruto Shippuuden Shinobi Rumble
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja 4
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja 5
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Impact
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
- Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
- Naruto Clash of Ninja 11
- Naruto Clash of Ninja 2
- Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution
- Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 2
- Naruto Gekito Ninja Taisen! 3
- Naruto Gekito Ninja Taisen! 4
- Naruto Konoha Senki
- Naruto Ninja Council
- Naruto Ninja Council 2
- Naruto Ninja Council 3
- Naruto Ninja Destiny
- Naruto Path of the Ninja
- Naruto Path of the Ninja 2
- Naruto Rise of a Ninja
- Naruto Shinobi no Sato no Jintori Kassen
- Naruto The Broken Bond
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 The Phatom Fortress
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
- Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles
- Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles 2
Sasuke's mother is Uchiha Mikoto, a beautiful woman that was kind to her family. Sasuke loved his mother dearly and shared a close relationship with her. She was the one who often comforted him when he felt that he was being neglected by his father, and she was always quick to assure him that he was well-loved by his father. Including that she secretly told her, son that he is the number one topic that his father always talks about when she is with him.
Sasuke's father is Uchiha Fugaku, the leader of the Uchiha Clan, and Military Police force. Despite being a prodigy himself, Sasuke always felt he was being unfairly compared to Itachi by their father. As a result of his father spending no time with him while focusing so much on Itachi, Sasuke was determined to win his father's recognition first by excelling in the Ninja Academy and then learning the Uchiha's Great Fire Ball Tecnhique, which his father taught him and this led him to finally be recognized for his own abilities. When Itachi began withdrawing from the clan, Sasuke's relationship with his father started to get better until the Uchiha Clan Massacre took place. In his final words, Fugaku asked Itachi to take care of Sasuke, showing his affection and concern for his youngest son.
Sasukr's older brother is Uchiha Itachi, a men who bears a resemblance to him as accorded by Kisame. Sasuke's relationship with Itachi is a critical center piece of Sasuke's life, starting from him loving and admiring his older brother to hating him for killing their family to once again loving and admiring him after realizing the truth that Itachi spared him out of love. As a child, Sasuke always followed Itachi around and wanted nothing more than to train with him, and Itachi developed a habit of poking Sasuke on the forehead and promising to do so later, even though Itachi never kept his promises. With their father paying less attention to Sasuke, Itachi took on the duty to keep Sasuke occupied and look out for him, even when his missions kept him busy. However, by the time Sasuke entered in the Ninja Academy,
Itachi started acting hostile towards the clan and distancing himself from them when they suspected him of murdering his best friend. Before the clan's demise, Sasuke and Itachi were able to spend a little more time together while Itachi tried to give Sasuke methods on winning their father's acceptance. On that fateful night, Sasuke was horrified to see that Itachi killed their entire family and Itachi's words that he spared him because Sasuke was unworthy to kill, as well as Itachi's demand for Sasuke to get stronger and seek revenge on him. As a result, Sasuke devoted his life to seeking power and clinging to his hatred for Itachi in order to achieve revenge on him, to the point where he was willing to sever his bonds to his friends and abandon the village.
When they first fought, Sasuke had grown strong enough to be deemed a threat to Itachi but the battle abruptly ended when Itachi succumbed to his illness. Upon learning the truth that Itachi killed their clan to stop it from revolting against the village and he spared Sasuke out of love, Sasuke initially refused to believe it but as he remembered Itachi as a loving brother, he came to believe it and was consumed with grief of losing the brother he loved dearly. This leads him to conspire to destroy the village to avenge Itachi and, while he knows this is against Itachi's wishes, the pain of losing his brother and the rage of the villagers living happily in ignorance of Itachi's sacrifice made it impossible for him to respect his brother's wishes.
However, upon reuniting with Itachi in reanimation form, Sasuke demanded for Itachi to tell him the entire truth about the village and his mission, and they worked together to stop Kabuto and the Reanimation Jutsu. Sasuke proceeded to tell Itachi that he can forgive him but the memories of their childhood made it impossible for him to forgive the village and he will destroy it no matter what Itachi desired for him. Blaming himself for how Sasuke turned out, Itachi apologized to him for everything he had done to him and said he would love Sasuke no matter what he chose to do with his life before returning to the afterlife.
Confused why Itachi sacrificed so much for the village, Sasuke sought out answers to determine whether he should follow Itachi's wish on protecting the village or continue his quest to destroy it. Ultimately, deciding the village's demise would make Itachi's sacrifices meaningless, Sasuke resolves to protect it at all costs. His methods, though, of protecting it was meant to be done through destruction and rebirth, which Naruto pointed out was still against Itachi's wishes. Sasuke said he respected what Itachi wanted for him but still felt his ideas were similar to Itachi's. Eventually, Sasuke abandons this plan and makes it his final decision to protect the village from the shadows by seeking out any threats that would endanger it, like Itachi did, fulfilling Itachi's wish for his brother. Sasuke would later adopt Itachi's habit of poking on the forehead as a form of affection, which he does with his wife and daughter.
Back in their Ninja Academy days, Sasuke considered Haruno Sakura an annoyance because of her attempts in gaining his affection, not practicing her ninja skills, and being the only on their team who still have a family. Sasuke was aware of the fact that Sakura had feelings for him but he harbored no interest in her. Even when they were assigned to Team Kakashi, Sasuke showed no interest in working together with her. But when she went too far to tease about Naruto's childhood on the fact that he was an orphan and didn't have parents, a statement which angered Sasuke since he shared this trait with Naruto. Sasuke in turn told Sakura off for saying that, and explained to her that being an orphan make kids without families grow up lonely, and that she couldn't possibly understand Naruto or him at all. Sasuke angrily told Sakura that she is annoying, and she finally knew how Naruto felt. She decided to be more nicer to Naruto for now on in order to understand him and Sasuke more.
After their mission in the Land of Waves, Sasuke and Sakura's relationship started to change, to the point where he began considering her as comrade and someone he needed to protect, but he continued to display a disinterest in her desire for romance. When Sakura wanted to go on a date with Sasuke, he told to just focus on her training instead of dates. This made her sad, but what made her angry the most was that Sasuke told her that Naruto was stronger than her, and that she was the weakest of the group. When the Chunin Exams started, along with Orochimaru giving Sasuke the Curse Mark Heaven Seal, Sakura stayed at his and Naruto's side to protect them from Team Dosi along with having a goal to surpass both of her teammates. When Sasuke saw how badly hurt sakura was while he was experimenting with the Cursed Seal's powers, he angrily and repeatedly demanded that she tell him who hurt her before he proceeded to break Zaku's arms after the latter mockingly confessed. Knowing this is the Sasuke she knows, Sakura tearfully hugged Sasuke and begged him not to kill Zaku.
Once Sasuke defeated Team Dosi, he begged Sakura not to tell Naruto about his curse mark, since Naruto would be worried that the curse mark would damage their teamwork, including that Naruto would worry about the team overall, which was something Sasuke didn't wanted, and Sakura agreed not to tell her teammate about it. But when the preliminaries started, Sakura tried to make Sasuke forfeit since the Curse Mark Seal was causing him pain. Angry at this, Sasuke rudely told her that his new curse mark seal was none of her business and he could never forgive her if she took away his opportunity of gaining the power he needed for his revenge. Once Sasuke won his preliminarie match, she and Naruto were happy for him but Sakura became more worried for him when he was matched to face Gaara in the finals.
When Sasuke was fighting Gaara at the finals, Sakura was still worried about his curse mark seal, but Kakashi told her it was nothing to worry about. Sakura was shock that Sasuke's taijutsu skills were identical to Lee's. She was even more surprise that Sasuke had learned a new technique called the Chidori, while unknown to her that Naruto was jealous that the latter had learned a nature type technique; something that he haven't even learned yet. Once the invasion of Konoha started, Naruto and Sakura were tasked by Kakashi to hunt down Sasuke and Gaara. When she and Naruto finally got up to Sasuke, Sakura realized that his curse mark seal was getting worse, but once Gaara tried to attack Sasuke. She used her body as a shield to protect him much to Gaara's shock at remembering his late uncle, who also did the same thing. Gaara then crushed her with his sand hand and Sasuke told Naruto he needed to do everything in his power to save Sakura because he didn't want to lose another precious person again. Once Sakura was freed fromt he sand, Sasuke rescued her and made sure she was taken care of before he returned to fight Gaara. Sasuke's words made Naruto fight Gaara all on his own without her or Sasuke's help. Naruto used his teammates as an inspiration to defeat Gaara by using the Summoning Technique, something that made Sasuke jealous on the fact that his teammate learned the summoning technique before he did.
Later, when she learned from Sasuke that Naruto was the one who saved her from Gaara during the Invasion of Konoha, she was surprised, but grateful and smiled at him, not noticing the jealous scowl on Sasuke's face. At the Third Hokage's funeral, Sasuke and Sakura were seen standing side by side against each other. When Sasuke lost his attempt for revenge to defeat Itachi and was left severally injured, Sakura stayed at his side while he was unconscious in the hospital. When Tsunade arrived in Konoha to become the Fifth Hokage, she succeed in waking Sasuke up which made Sakura tearfully embrace the latter and, for the first time, he accepted her affectionate gesture. But on their Land of Tea mission, Sakura told Sasuke that Naruto defeated Aoi, and that Naruto has took credit for a mission yet again, Sakura still failed to notice that Sasuke's Curse of Hatred was making him more angry and violent than before.
As he recuperated at the hospital, Sasuke began rejecting Sakura's efforts to help him and he challenged Naruto to a fight out of jealousy, and Sakura told her teammates that this was crazy. She asked Naruto to say something, but was surprised when he agreed with Sasuke. Upon seeing that the fight was destroying her relationship with her team, Sakura ran begging her teammates to stop and Sasuke, seeing her, tried to pull back but couldn't. But she was surprise that Kakashi stepped in to stop her teammates from killing each other. After the fight, Naruto who knew about Sasuke's curse of hatred since their childhood, told Sakura to stay away from Sasuke for her own protection. Sakura finally broke her promise to Sasuke, and told Naruto about Sasuke's curse mark seal. Naruto on the other hand told Sakura that he already knows about Orochimaru, which surprised her. He then told her that everything would be fine between them and Sasuke, which made her happy.
When Sasuke finally defected from Konoha, Sakura did all that she could to stop him from leaving, such as confessing her love to him and even offering to join him as long as she can make him happy. Despite thanking her and sounding grateful, Sasuke knocked Sakura unconscious and left the village. Sakura tearfully begged Naruto to bring Sasuke back, to which he promised her that he will. But when the mission became a failure, and had made Naruto whine up in the hospital seriously injure. Sakura cursed herself for not being strong enough like Naruto to stop Sasuke from leaving, she decided to help Naruto bring Sasuke back to Konoha.
Nearly two years later, when Team Kakashi gets Sai as a replacement for Sasuke, Naruto and Sakura agreed that Sasuke was a much better teammate than Sai while Sakura even told the latter that Naruto always saw Sasuke as his older brother. Sakura and Naruto decided to put their differences with Sai aside in order to work together with him to get Sasuke back. When they finally saw Sasuke since that day he defected from Konoha, the former teammates were surprise to see each other again in so long. As Sasuke left after admitting that he cut his bond with his former teammates so he can share a bond of hatred with Itachi. Naruto and Sakura were depressed that Sasuke no longer cares about them and moreso when they realized he was willing to kill them if they stood in his way. This left them sad that they failed yet again, with Naruto admitting that he was weak. Sakura on the other hand told Naruto not to cry, and that they should use this failed attempt to train more to become stronger like Sasuke. Even though they fail the mission, Sakura and Naruto formed a good friendship with Sai in order for them to help latter understand about Sasuke more, the importance of teamwork and friendship.
However, as time went on and Sasuke became more of a dangerous criminal, Sakura realized that Sasuke could not return to Konoha by force or his own will. She was deeply distressed at the fact that he had to be killed to prevent a war between nations, but decided she would do it herself after finding out that Naruto's promise to bring Sasuke back was causing him so much pain. When she confronted him, she tried to have him let his guard down by professing her desire to join him in destroying Konoha, but he knew she was lying. In the end, she found herself unable to kill Sasuke, which almost caused her to be killed by him twice. Upon seeing Naruto's resolve to bring Sasuke back no matter the cost, Sakura decided she would put her faith in both of them.
During the war, Sakura still silently admitted that she was still in love with Sasuke. But during the climax of the war, when Sasuke finally returned to fight alongside his former teammates and the Alliance, she was shocked. Sasuke told her and the Rookie Nine that he would become Hokage, something that shocked her overall all since she knew that this was Naruto's dream goal overall. When Sai asked Sakura how she felt about this, Sakura using a fake smile, told him that she was happy that Sasuke has returned to her and her team was finally together again. Sakura kept tabs on Sasuke as he fought Obito and Madara with Naruto, and expressed pride at them. When everyone except Team Kakashi were trapped in the genjutsu, Sakura asked Sasuke what they should do. But Sasuke told her that she doesn't need to know since there is nothing she can do in the situation.
When Sasuke was trapped in Kaguya's dimensions, Sakura with the help of a reformed Obito, used almost all of her chakra to get Sasuke out, which succeed. While being worn out, Sasuke caught her as she was about to collapse and he thanked her for helping him get out. After Kaguya's defeat, Sakura's suspicion that Sasuke could not be trusted was confirmed when he announted his intent to start a revolution. Sakura tried to appeal to Sasuke, confessing her deep love for him once more and, while this had an effect on Sasuke, he called her annoying again and silenced her with genjutsu. When Sasuke dismisses her desire for romance, Kakashi scolds him, stating that Sakura loves him so much that she wants to save Sasuke from his dark path. After Sakura woke up from the genjutsu by remembering her childhood of seeing Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry, she was worried when Kakashi told her that her teammates are having their final battle to settle their rivalry. After Naruto and Sasuke's final battle, Sakura rushed to their side to begin healing them. Sasuke, redeemed and guilt-ridden for what had done to Sakura, sincerely apologized to Sakura for all he had put her through.
Despite her slight hesitation, she tearfully forgives him. When the war ended and with Kakashi as the Six Hokage. Sakura was happy that Naruto and Kakashi had made everyone forgive Sasuke for all the crimes that he had committed. In the war's aftermath, Sasuke and Sakura spent some time together and Sasuke genuinely falls in love with her. When Sasuke was leaving Konoha to going on a journey to see the world for himself, Sakura begged for him to take her with him but he told her no. Instead he showed genuine affection by poking her forehead by telling her that he'll come back to see her again ending it with a "Thank You".
Two years after the war, when Hinata asks Sakura why is she helping her so much in getting Naruto's attention, she replies that they need to look out for each other in their feelings for others (as she feels the exact same way for Sasuke). Sometime later, Sasuke decided to return to the village to be with Sakura and they got married. Sakura later followed Sasuke in his travels which led her to become pregnant with his child. Refusing to leave Sasuke's side even during her pregnancy, Sakura gave birth to their daughter Sarada in Orochimaru's hideout with the aid of Karin. Sakura would later attend a Five Kage Summit alongside her husband who revealed evidence of a new White Zetsu Army being formed and a potential threat even greater than Kaguya. Ultimately, it was agreed to keep this all a secret from the public and to allow Sasuke to continue his research and go investigate his sources. Due to Sasuke leaving on his mission, she raised their daughter on her own. During Sasuke's time away, Sakura adopted Itachi's habit of poking Sarada in the forehead and telling her "maybe next time" like Itachi always did with Sasuke. Although Sakura misses Sasuke and wishes for him to be home more often, she is very supportive of his duties and is content with her marriage.
Now as a married couple, Sakura refers to Sasuke as Darling. Although he is happy with Sakura, Sasuke tends to tease his wife by declining to show her affection in public. While Sasuke refuses to show affection to Sakura in public, he shows her a more soft and gentle side when they are alone, and it is strongly implied that they have a very intimate relationship.
Sasuke's daughter is Uchiha Sarada. Sarada looks identical to Sasuke with her facial features and personality mirroring Sakura's. While traveling with Sakura, she gave birth to Sarada in one of Orchimaru's hideouts, while Karin assisted them during the delivery. Before leaving for his mission, Sasuke was very attentive and loving towards his daughter, as Sarada recalls him and her mother teaching her how to walk. Although Sasuke left when she was very young, he never forgets about her and feels a deep connection to her, and it turns out that he ceased contact with her during his mission because he worried that his reputation as a powerful shinobi and an Uchiha would make her a target by any threats. Sarada has a strong attachment to her father and always longed to meet him.
When they did meet for the first time in years, Sasuke nearly attacked her in a misunderstanding and later hurt her feelings by refusing to answer her questions regarding his absence, which briefly strained their relationship. Sarada also expressed anger at both of her parents for keeping secrets from her and she doubted her father ever cared about her. However, she learns she was wrong as she witnessed the lengths Sasuke would go to protect her, which convinced her that he really does love her and he said he loved her mother as well because Sarada is the proof of his bond with Sakura.
While Sasuke admits his mistakes as a father, he is willing to apologize to Sarada and make up for them as long as it makes her happy. Sasuke is very protective of Sarada, to the point where is willing to risk his own life for her, and he doesn't hesitate to show her great affection, especially when she's upset. Although he unintentionally made her cry when they reunited, Sasuke actually hates seeing her upset and criticizes anyone, including Naruto for upsetting her. Due to him being wary of her feelings, Sasuke never intends for Sarada to learn the truth of his dark past and the Uchiha clan's demise, wanting her to retain her innocence and avoid the Curse of Hatred. Sasuke displays strong parenting skills; despite being protective of her, Sasuke trusted Sarada's abilities enough to let her join in the battle against Shin which was deemed dangerous even for him and Naruto. After the battle with Shin, he does tell Sarada that he and Sakura are happy because they have her as their daughter. Their relationship improved even further. As shown where she was able to talk to her father with ease during their first family dinner together, and to her joy when he hugged her and affectionately poked her on the forehead before leaving to continue his mission. He also harbors deep pride for his daughter as she demonstrates that she is a strong ninja, especially after he learns that she dreams to become Hokage one day.
When he came back to Konoha for the Chunin Exams, she still doubted that he would come to watch her perform in the Chunin Exams. But when he met one of her teammates, Uzumaki Boruto. Who wanted to train as his apprentice since he's Naruto's rival. Sasuke told the boy he can be his apprentice when he masters the Rasengan. But when Boruto did master the technique by showing it to him, he mistook Sasukr's comment of how small the Rasengan was as a sign that he fail and angrily ran off. After he left Sarada told her father that Boruto is someone that doesn't work too hard, and it's great that he gotten this far to learn to the Rasengan. Sasuke then told his daughter that Boruto jumped to the wrong conclusion, and he never said that he fail, meaning that he did made Boruto his apprentice. When Sasuke finally accept Boruto as his apprentice, this made Sarada became excited on Boruto's behalf.
During the finals of the Chunin Exams, when Kinshiki and Momoshiki attacked the stadium. He saved his daughter from being crush by falling concrete. Then he even joined her, Boruto and Naruto when they confronted Kinshiki and Momoshiki after the stadium got ruined. When the battle got too dangerous, Sasuke protected his daughter and Boruto during the attack, since the order was given to him by Naruto. When Naruto got capture by the enemy, he was seen off by his daughter and wife before he and Boruto went into the portal to go save Naruto. After Naruto was rescue with the defeat of Momoshiki, and Kinshiki. Sasuke happily watched his daughter's team stand on the Hokage Monument alongside his wife, while trusting the future to his daughter and her generation.Uzumaki Naruto back in the Ninja Academy, Sasuke never wanted to befriend Naruto, knowing that he was an orphan right from the beginning. Sasuke even consider Naruto's dream of becoming Hokage, as nothing but a hopeless task that could never be achieved. He admitted that he had always been jealous of Naruto for the fact that despite them being so similar, Naruto turned the loneliness he felt into strength by making bonds with others, while Sasuke pushed those bonds away, thinking them to be a weakness, and subjected himself to training and solitude instead. In the process, Sasuke found himself always being in Naruto's shadow just as he did with his older brother Itachi. But when Sasuke proved to be better than him at everything, gaining popularity and admiration, Naruto was jealous and made it his goal to surpass him. Ever since then Naruto instantly saw Sasuke as his #1 rival and was bent to prove himself as an equal before both youths were made members of Team Kakashi. Even though he thought of Naruto as a loser, Sasuke finally understood Naruto's pain of being an orphan so well to the point that he told Sakura off for blaming Naruto's stupidity on him not having parents, something that Sasuke could relate to since his while clan was murder.
As the series progressed, Naruto came to view Sasuke as a Surrogate older brother. In turn, Sasuke also saw Naruto as his Best Friend and #1 Rival up until the events of the Chunin Exams convinced him to defect from Konoha to train under Orochimaru to achieve his goal to avenge his clan against his brother Itachi, one prime reason in realizing that Naruto is starting to surpass him.
Even after being defeated by Sasuke in an attempt to stop him from leaving, Naruto still striked to bring him back home despite Sasuke's willing defection and eventual corruption. When Naruto came to understand both the nature of the cycle of hatred and the reason of Sasuke's malice, his desire to save Sasuke grew even more. It became so immense that Naruto was willing to take physical abuse from the Kumo-nin rather than sell Sasuke out, pleading with the Fourth Raikage to pardon Sasuke for his crimes against his village.
Naruto would later learn that Obito poisoned Sasuke against Konoha upon telling him why the Uchiha clan was killed off. According to Obito, Naruto and Sasuke were considered mortal enemies as they respectively embody the Will of Fire and the Curse of Hatred respectively. Finding Sasuke, yet refusing to back down or kill him with the intent to bare his friend's hatred, Naruto concluded that reasoning him out of destroying Konoha was no longer a possible option and believed that they would most likely die during their fated conflict.However, during the Fourth Shinobi War, Sasuke renounced his intent to destroy Konoha and joined forces with his former team-mates against Madara and the Ten-Tails. The rivalry between the two have not changed and their innate rivalry still causes Naruto and Sasuke to challenge each other in every way, now more than ever since Sasuke's announcement that he wanted to be Hokage, and Sasuke witnessing of Naruto's new-found abilities on the battlefield during the Fourth Shinobi War. Later when both Naruto and Sasuke meet the Sage of the Six Paths and learning they are the reincarnations of his sons Naruto declares even though they are not "brothers" he was confident that together they could change the world.
Sasuke on the other hand, acknowledges Naruto as his best friend, but decides to kill him to "erase the past". After they successfully seal away Kaguya, Sasuke reveals his intent of a "revolution" and notes that Naruto is the only one capable of stopping him of achieving his goal. Hagoromo slightly believed this was a result of the constant fighting between his sons although Naruto is quick to claim his is not "Asura" and Sasuke is not "Indra". Naruto also reveals his intent to end the brothers' feud and his feud with Sasuke. Despite the fact that Sasuke intends to kill his former comrade, Naruto decides that he has no other choice but to stop Sasuke, since he doesn't understand what it means to become Hokage and that he choose to be alone over all. Including that Sasuke doesn't understand Itachi at all, and that the shinobi world will not agree with him on the choices that he will make. Along with learning things from people in his own past, and to use teammate as well when they battle Kaguya.
The two engaged in a battle, where both teens lost their dominant arms. Lying together as they waited to be rescued, Naruto explained that he and Sasuke are still friends. Finally touched by Naruto's resolve, Sasuke forfeited the fight, and the two became friends once more. With Sasuke finally breaking free of his clan's Curse of Hatred. As such, they were able to undo the Infinite Tsukuyomi together. When the war ended, Naruto asked a favor for Kakashi to make everyone forgive Sasuke for the crimes that he had committed. As Sasuke left the village to travel the world, Naruto came to greet him and gave him back his forehead protector, with the surrogate brothers promising to one day skirmish again.
Two years after the war ended, while Naruto was on the moon going on a mission to rescue Hinata and Hanabi from Toneri. Sasuke returned to Konoha with an injure Hiashi, while in the village fighting off the meteors that were heading straight for the village. Sasuke told Kakashi that since Naruto is not in the village, that it was his job and choice to protect Kakashi and the rest of the village while Naruto was away. After Naruto defeated Toneri, and have saved the Hyuga sisters along with saving the shinobi world once again, Sasuke left Konoha again to travel the world once more. Sasuke was the only Rookie Nine member that didn't attend Naruto and Hinata's wedding.
Years later, Sasuke returned to the village and married Sakura. When Naruto attend a five kage summit alongside his former teammates, in which Sasuke revealed evidence of a new White Zetsu Army being formed and a potential threat even greater than Kaguya. Ultimately, it was agreed to keep this all a secret from the public and to allow Sasuke to continue his research and go investigate his sources. Naruto wanted to help his former teammate with the mission, but Sasuke told him to protect the village overall since that it's the Hokage's duty now that he is the Seventh Hokage, since they are still trying to bring peace to the shinobi world to which Naruto agree with. After Naruto had become the seventh Hokage, and both men had started families of their own. Naruto would tell Sasuke's daughter that the two were still rivals, and that despite Sasuke's shortcomings as a person, and a father; he was a terrific shinobi that he could see a lot of in her. Despite this, Naruto showed a degree of frustration and disdain towards Sasuke when he found out Sarada was actually the daughter of Karin, presumably because this would likely mean Sasuke cheated on Sakura. However, all of this turned out to be untrue as revealed by Karin herself, while admitting that she only help deliver Sarada in Orchimaru's hideout.
While Naruto was too busy preparing the village for the Chunin exams, he and Naruto met in the Hokage Office. They talked about the scroll that Sasuke found, and that he met Boruto. When Sasuke told Naruto that Boruto is exactly like him when he was young, Naruto told him that Boruto is exactly like the Uchiha when he was young. Nevertheless both agree that Boruto is like their younger selfs. Much later Naruto approved of Sasuke training Boruto to get him prepared for the exam, because Konohamaru told him. Including that Naruto believes that Sasuke was right about a shinobi's will never changing.
Then when Momoshiki and Kinshiki attacking the stadium where the Chunin Exam finals were taking place. Naruto protected his son from Momoshiki before being joined by Sasuke and Sarada. Sasuke informed Naruto that the two enemies are the new threat they've been anticipating for all along. Determined to protect his son and friends, Naruto shields them from Momoshiki's jutsu and disappears after asking Sasuke to take care of Boruto for him.
Once he and his rescue team found Naruto, he and Boruto cutted Naruto from from the Shinju tree. After the other Kage failed to defeat Kinshiki, Naruto and Sasuke joined forces to fight him but had trouble keeping up after Momoshiki absorbed him. Naruto reacted in anger after seeing Sasuke burned and injured, but was relieved to find he was alright and still able to fight. While Boruto expresses doubt that he can help, both Naruto and Sasuke encourage him to give his best. After the battle ends, Naruto sits with Sasuke and the two have a friendly argument over how dirty they look, even by making jokes. They even took a photo together with Boruto, and the other three Kage.
The relationship between the two men has become much more friendly, allowing them to entrust the safety of their respective children to each other. Whereas even through Boruto has no intention of becoming Hokage, he wants to become a great shinobi like Sasuke, who supports the Hokage and protects the village from the shadows. Including that both of their children are now on the same team, hinting that both men keeps each other's respective new families at high guard.
Sasuke's teacher is Hatake Kakashi when he was assigned to Team Kakashi after becoming a genin and was his first mentor. Kakashi was assigned as Sasuke's teacher at the request of the Third Hokage to ensure that Sasuke would not follow the path of revenge and hatred. Initially seeing Sasuke as an immature boy who allows his emotions to cloud his judgment and disregard help from others, Kakashi came to realize that Sasuke's feelings of hate and anguish stemming from his brother killing their clan are much deeper than he believed and fears this will become his ultimate downfall unless there is no intervention. To appease Sasuke's desire for power, Kakashi took on the duty to personally train him and taught him the Chidori, and also included Sasuke on several high-ranking missions. Kakashi also frequently reminded Sasuke the importance of teamwork and how the whole Team 7 has become like a big family.
In turn, Sasuke was able to briefly let go of his desire for revenge and establish bonds with Kakashi, Naruto, and Sakura, and was able to achieve some happiness for the first time since his clan's murder. Although he doesn't refer to him as "sensei", Sasuke has nothing but respect for Kakashi but is often annoyed with Kakashi's habit of arriving late for meeting and acting carefree in situations. Once sasuke relapsed back into darkness due to his jealousy at Naruto, Kakashi was quick to restrain him and lecture him by reminding him that sacrificng the new family he has to avenge the one he lost is more painful than losing his original family, which affected Sasuke and made him question whether revenge or his bond with Team 7 was more important. When Sasuke defected from Konoha, Kakashi took the blame for not being able to get through to his student.
Almost three years later, Kakashi becomes deeply disappointed as Sasuke becomes a dangerous international criminal and was plotting to destroy the village to avenge his clan. As Sakura and the rest of the Konoha 11 (minus Naruto) were prepared to kill Sasuke to prevent him from starting a war among the nations, Kakashi felt it was his duty, as his teacher, to personally stop Sasuke and was able to stop Sasuke in time from killing Sakura. Kakashi made two attempts to convince Sasuke that there is more to life than his clan and begged for him to remember the happy times he shared with his friends, but Sasuke took this as an insult to Itachi's sacrifice and further exressed rage at Kakashi for possessing a Sharingan despite not being a Uchiha, making him wanting to kill him even more. Now believing that saving Sasuke was a lost cause, Kakashi fought him with the intent on killing him until Naruto arrived and convinced Kakashi and the others to let him deal with Sasuke.
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke arrived on the battlefield after deciding that destroying the village would make Itachi's sacrifice meaningless and joins forces with the Allied Shinobi Forces. He and Kakashi putted their differences aside as they and the rest of the Allied Forces fought Obito, Madara, and Kaguya. As they fought Madara, Kakashi remembered when he first met Sasuke after Team 7 was formed and how much Sasuke has changed since their introductions, and questions Sasuke what his intents are now that Itachi is gone. when Sasuke didn't answer, Kakashi didn't push the issue because they had a war to worry about. However, much like how Kakashi was when he was younger, Sasuke was unwilling to save his teacher and Sakura when they fought Kaguya because he told Naruto sealing Kaguya came before their comrades, which saddened Kakashi. He also reacted to dismay when Sasuke announced he was taking full leadership of Team 7 but Kakashi eventually agreed that it was best to let Sasuke be in charge because his Rinnegan was likely the only way to stop Kaguya. Despite Sasuke's crimes and disregard for his well-being, Kakashi still cares for Sasuke as his student, which is evident when he instantly jumps in front of Sasuke to save him from being killed by Kaguya.
After sealing Kaguya, Kakashi was enraged at Sasuke for announcing his intent to start a revolution and then for putting Sakura under a genjutsu after she pleaded for him to return home. As Sasuke said there was no reason for him and Sakura to love each other, Kakashi said he only needs a reason to hate someone and Sakura not only simply wants to save him but her love for him is breaking her heart. Once Sasuke was redeemed by Naruto, Kakashi happily looked at his team coming back together for good. Kakashi's first act after becoming the Sixth Hokage is to pardon Sasuke for his crimes based on his service in the war and warns him to keep himself under control or else it will be his head. Over the next several years, Kakashi would continue to act as a mentor for Sasuke, who keeps tabs on the village during his travels, and he would become a surrogate grandfather to Sasuke and Sakura's daughter, Sarada.
Sai was assigned to Team Kakashi as Sasuke's replacement in the beginning of Part II nearly three years after Sasuke left Konoha. When they first met, Sai tricked Orochimaru and Kabuto into thinking he was interested in joining them in plotting against Konoha so that he can assassinate Sasuke at Danzo's order. Sasuke showed no interest in introducing himself to Sai and referred to him as a loser. When Sai persisted and used fake friendliness, Sasuke grew irritated and used a powerful genjutsu to scare him, which was successful and caused Sai to fall to his knees. Sai questioned himself why someone with no emotion like him can so easily be intimidated by Sasuke's genjutsu. Due to meeting Naruto and hearing his resolve to save Sasuke no matter what and despite his betrayal, Sai went against his mission of assassinating Sasuke and tried to reason with him into seeing the bond he had with Naruto. However, this only enraged Sasuke, who had been admitted that he severed his bond with his former teammates a long time ago to maintain a bond of hatred with his brother.
Although not liking Sasuke and still considering him a traitor, Sai continued to assist Naruto and Sakura into chasing after Sasuke and bringing him home. This also allowed Sai to gradually understand the meaning of love, friendship, and how Naruto's promise to Sakura to bring Sasuke back is affecting him. Troubled by the pain Naruto is going through seemingly to keep his promise, Sai confronts Sakura and tells her that he believes Naruto is suffering because of the pain she and Sasuke are putting him through, as well as the fact that Naruto was in love with her. However, this causes Sakura to hurt Naruto's feelings when she falsely confesses to Naruto that she loves him in order to free him from the promise but he knew she was lying. Realizing Sakura's intents, Sai informs Naruto that he believes Sakura plans to kill Sasuke to save him from darkness and he blames himself for her decision. However, Sai believes that saving Sasuke is now a lost cause and seemingly supports the possibility that he will have to be eliminated for everyone's safety, but Naruto is able to sort all this out with Sai and the others by saying he will deal with Sasuke alone.
As the war raged on, Sai was surprised when Sasuke arrived on the battlefield to help the Allied Forces and told Sakura that, while he doesn't know Sasuke well, Sasuke can not be trusted due to his prior crimes. Sakura, however said she was happy Sasuke was back and smiled, which Sai saw was fake and only convinced him that she, too didn't trust Sasuke. Still though, Sai worked alongside with Sasuke as they fought the Ten-Tails, Obito, and Madara. After the war ended, Sai forgives Sasuke for his crimes and feels comfortable to consider him a comrade, but Sasuke still dislikes Sai and only seems to tolerate him for Naruto and Sakura's sake.
Nara Shikamaru and Sasuke are childhood classmates and both are considered to be a genius, although Shikamaru was considered a :dead last" like Naruto for his laziness. When they were in the academy, the two paid little to no attention to the other, as Sasuke's status as a Uchiha made him stand out compared to Shikamaru. When they enrolled in the Chunin Exams with their respective teams, the two briefly worked together, and later, on a few other missions with other comrades. However, Shikamaru admits to Naruto that he doesn't particularly like Sasuke for his attitude but he is willing to do whatever it takes to help Sasuke because is a fellow Hidden Leaf comrade. This is seen after Sasuke leaves the village and Shikamaru is given the task to gather Naruto and several other genin to find him.
Nearly three years later, Shikamaru continued to support Naruto and Sakura's quest to find Sasuke for their sake and not mentioning his own conclusion that their efforts were meaningless due to Sasuke committing more crimes. Eventually, the discovery that Sasuke had worked for the Akatsuki and nearly caused an international incident with Kumogature led Shikamaru to inform his comrades that Konoha can no longer continue protecting Sasuke and he will have to be killed in order to prevent a war among the nations. He personally asks for Sakura's consent to this and was unsure how to tell Naruto, knowing Naruto would greatly oppose it, but Sakura offered to tell Naruto herself. At the end, though, Naruto finds out what his friends had planned to do and is able to settle it.
When Sasuke arrived to the battlefield during the war, Shikamaru was at first shocked and then angry and suspicious. He was further dumbfounded with the rest of his friends when Sasuke said he would become Hokage, and Shikamaru angrily said that was impossible because of the crimes he has committed. However, the fact that Sasuke was willing to help them allowed Shikamaru to put his distrust for Sasuke aside. Years after the war, shikamaru forgives Sasuke for his crimes as Sasuke goes through great lengths to protect the village and seems to be on friendly terms with him, such as defending Sasuke when Naruto complained about Sasuke sending a letter rather than using his phone while he was on a mission.
Like Sakura and so many girls from their age group, Yamanaka Ino was infatuated with Sasuke due to his good looks. When she learned Sakura also had a crush on Sasuke, the two ended their friendship so they can compete for his affections. However, Sasuke has no interest in Ino and thought of her as annoying. He always paid no attention to her and rarely spoke to her as she tried to desperately get his attention. As the years passed following Sasuke's departure, Ino started to realize the imperfections Sasuke had and began to genuinely care for his well-being, although her crush on him had lessoned after she meets Sai and takes an interest in him.
However, as most of the Konoha 11 discussed the possibility of killing Sasuke after learning he had become a dangerous international criminal and was close to getting Konoha involved in a war, Ino broke into tears, which showed she still had feelings of endearment for him. This was also shown when he suddenly arrived to the battlefield to lend help tot he Allied Forces, and Ino wanted to speak to him before being told by Shikamaru and Choji to stay away from Sasuke for her own safety. Sasuke only replies that Ino is as noisy as ever. While under the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Ino dreamed of Sasuke and Sai fighting for her love.
Eventually, Ino's crush on Sasuke had faded and she went on to marry and Sai and have a son named Inojin. She still cares for Sasuke as a friend and comrade, but Sasuke and Sakura's daughter, Sarada, worries that Ino may still have an attraction to him, which confuses Ino.
Up until the war, there was almost no interaction between Sasuke and Hyuga Hinata, who was the only girl of their age group who was not romantically interested in Sasuke and only had feelings for Naruto. Hinata was aware of Sakura's feelings for Sasuke and she felt discussing her feelings for Naruto because of this. Hinata reluctantly agreed with her friends to consider eliminating Sasuke for the village's sake but right away took Naruto's side in letting him deal with Sasuke alone.
During the war, Hinata was shocked when Sasuke arrived to help and also when he announced he would become Hokage. She used her Byakugan to observe Sasuke and Naruto fight Obito and Madara before falling victim to the Infinite Tsukuyomi. After the war, Hinata forgives Sasuke for his crimes and she is on friendly terms with him, which is seen years after the war, when she happily greets him during his visit to her and Naruto's house in the Boruto movie. She also trusts Sasuke enough to let him take her son, Boruto, into battle against Momoshiki and Kinshiki.
Inuzuka Kiba is one of Sasuke's childhood classmates but the two strongly dislike each other. While Sasuke often ignored him, Kiba is very vocal about his dislike towards Sasuke and how he hates it that Sasuke feels superior to everyone. Despite this, he was unwilling to let Sasuke abandon Konoha for the purpose of getting stronger and joined in on a mission with Naruto, Shikamaru, Choji, Rock Lee, and Neji to unsuccessfully bring him back. Although thinking it is pointless to convince Sasuke to return home, Kiba worked together with Naruto and Sakura to help find him. Even though he knew this was against what Naruto wanted, Kiba was one of the first to agree among Konoha 11 to eliminate Sasuke for the village's sake. Out of everyone when Sasuke arrived during the war to help them, Kiba was the most angry and demanded what he wanted from them, and berating Sasuke for responding he would be Hokage when Sasuke doesn't know the meaning of the title and is a rogue ninja.
Although Kiba reluctantly putted their differences aside to stop the war and later for Naruto's sake, Kiba still dislikes Sasuke, who feels it is mutual on his part.
Aburame Shino is one of Sasuke's childhood classmates but the two didn't have direct contact until the Chunin Exams. Shino presents himself as someone who doesn't like Sasuke and feels he has no sense on what the world around him is about. Shino was considered to help with the mission of bringing Sasuke back after his defect, but for reasons unknown, Shikamaru decided against bringing Shino along. For this, Shino remains angry at his comrades for not including him on the mission because he strongly feels Sasuke could have been stopped if he had joined them.
Shino's anger at Sasuke only increased when Sasuke declared his goal to become Hokage, to which Shino responded that the crimes he committed against them and others can not be forgiven or forgotten. Sasuke replies he understands why they can't forgive him but he didn't care what they thought of him. After the war, however Shino forgives Sasuke due to him helping with ending the war, and Shino later becomes the Ninja Academy teacher of Sasuke's daughter, Sarada.
Iruka was Sasuke's teacher when he was a student at the Ninja Academy. Due to the minimum interactions between them, Sasuke's relationship with Iruka is unknown, but it seems he respected Iruka as his teacher and took Iruka's teachings seriously.
Sasuke and Hyuga Neji strongly disliked each other and continued to until Neji's death during the war. Neji thought of Sasuke as someone arrogant and never hesitated to make his thoughts of him clear. Sasuke also thought of Neji as someone arrogant but paid no attention to him due to him finding someone like Neji not worth his attention. However, during the second phrase of the Chunin Exams, Sasuke saw how strong Neji was, and seemingly began to respect him for his powers. Neji was one of the genin chosen to stop Sasuke from going to Orochimaru and abandoning Konoha.
Finding it is hopeless to stop Sasuke as he commits serious crimes, Neji has no hesitations on agreeing to kill Sasuke to protect the village. When Naruto opposed them and ordered them to leave Sasuke to him, Neji was angry that Naruto take the opportunity to stop Sasuke and Naruto said only he can fight Sasuke, but this leaves Neji unsatisfied. After Neji dies in combat, it is implied that Sasuke felt bad for Neji's death following the end of the war, and attended his funeral with their friends.
Sasuke first met Rock Lee during the Chunin Exams, when Lee challenged Sasuke to a match before the first round of the Exams. Finding Lee annoying and repulsing, Sasuke fought Lee and lost due to Lee's superior skills in taijustu, which left Sasuke shocked that he lost to a "loser" like Lee. However, he was disgusted to see more of Lee's personality and emotional punishment from Guy. Although not considered as friends, Lee always respected Sasuke and was more than willing to help him in need during critical situations. In turn, Sasuke appreciated Lee for his efforts in battles and later had no problems working with him when their teams were assigned to mutual missions. Lee was one of the genin assigned to the mission of brining Sasuke back after he left eh village for Orochimaru.
Despite feeling betrayed by Sasuke, Lee was more than willing to help Naruto and Sakura find him and bring him home. However, he sadly agreed with his comrades that Sasuke's status as an international criminal was too much of a liability for Konoha. Like the others after the war, Lee forgives Sasuke for his actions due to his aid in helping to end the war.
Sasuke first met Inari during his first C-rank mission to the land of the waves when Sasuke and his team were assigned to guard Inari's grandfather. Initially finding Inari as childish and immature, Sasuke has nothing against Inari due to him being a small child and having issues. Sasuke was willing to risk anything to help protect Inari when caught in critical situations. Inari seems to have some admiration for Sasuke due to his excellent abilities, and even once asked Naruto and Sakura where he was when Inari briefly returned to Konoha to help with its restoration.
Sasuke initially had a low opinion of Hiruzen's grandson, Sarutobi Konohamaru due to finding the boy too similar to Naruto. Although he barely interacts with him, Sasuke defended Konohamaru from Gaara and his siblings' insult on the boy and Konohamaru develops some admiration for Sasuke. Years later, Konohamaru becomes the squad teacher of Sasuke's daughter, Sarada, and he often compliments how strong the girl is due to that Sasuke is her father. Sasuke seems to have no problem with Konohamaru being his daughter's teacher.
After his clan's demise, Sasuke was placed in the care of the Third Hokage, who promised Itachi that he would protect the boy no matter what. Although his ideals differ from Hiruzen's, Sasuke has great respect for him and appreciates him for taking care of him. After Hiruzen was killed by Orochimaru, Sasuke was saddened by his death and attended his funeral. However, when he decided to go with Orochimaru to gain the power needed to defeat Itachi, Naruto reminded Sasuke about the Third dying at Orochimaru's hands and Sasuke responded with shocking indifference due to him falling deeper into darkness.
When he began to question his vengeance against the village, Sasuke had the four previous Hokage reanimated to question them about his clan and the village. He spoke first to Hiruzen, who was saddened to learn that Sasuke did fall onto the path of darkness like he feared and killed itachi and Danzo to achieve his vengeance. Hiruzen confirms to Sasuke that Itachi was given the mission to kill the entire Uchiha clan in order to prevent a war with the village, and he promised Itachi he would protect Sasuke from those who still wanted to eliminate him.
When they first met, Sasuke was not interested in knowing who Yamato was and proceeded to attack him and the rest of Team 7, leading him to stabbed Yamato in the shoulder with his lightning blade. Although Yamato felt Sasuke was becoming a lost cause to save, he was compelled by naruto's desire to save his friend to continue helping him, despite being troubled that Naruto would care so much for Sasuke who is deemed a traitor and criminal. Despite everything, Yamato truly wishes for Sasuke to return to the village and rejoin with Team 7; in his Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Yamato dreams of Sasuke returning home on his own and accepting him as the new leader of Team 7. Years later, Yamato is still relieved that Sasuke is loyal to the village for good and the two feel comfortable working along-side each other; as they were seen working together in spying on Orochimaru when he was suspected of being involved in the attack on Sarada and the kidnapping of Sakura.
Sasuke first met Gaara during the Chunin Exams and has disliked him since then, but Sasuke was intrigued by Gaara's sand powers and wished to fight him during the Exams. He did so but before the winner could be decided Konoha was ambushed by the sand shinobi and Sasuke chased after Gaara when the latter fled the arena. Sasuke expressed rage at Gaara for nearly killing Sakura and challenging him and Naruto into a fight. However, Sasuke was unable to defeat Gaara, who was stopped and redeemed by Naruto. This defeat would become one of the reasons behind Sasuke's decision to defect from Konoha.
Nearly three years later, Sasuke becomes a dangerous international criminal and, wanting to kill Danzo as part of avenging his clan, attacked the Kage Summit, where he fought the Raikage. Gaara stopped the fight and requested to speak to Sasuke, and noted how far Sasuke had fallen into darkness. He begged Sasuke to let go of his hatred based on Gaara's own experience with it and how it bring him nothing beneficial. Sasuke refused and lashed out at Gaara for thinking he can understand Sasuke's pain. Shedding a tear for the failure Sasuke has become, Gaara proceeded to fight him before Sasuke fled.
Gaara later told Naruto the events with Sasuke and asked him to consider what was best for his village rather than for Sasuke, but he never lost faith in Naruto redeeming Sasuke. Gaara even accepted Sasuke's offer to help aid in the war, and as a result, Gaara forgave Sasuke for his actions and they two are on friendly terms, to the point where they had no problem working together in rescuing Naruto from Momoshiki and Kinshiki.
Uzumaki Boruto is Naruto's son and Sasuke's apprentice. Although they didn't formally meet until Boruto was a genin, the two quickly developed a strong bond. Because Sasuke is Naruto's best friend and rival, Boruto refers to him as "Uncle Sasuke" and looks up to him. Despite knowing that Sasuke once betrayed the village and was a criminal. Once Sasuke heard from Naruto about Boruto's laziness when it comes to training, and preferring to take shortcuts to increase his abilities including to complete missions. In order to do all of this by not wanting to get his clothes dirty, including that he acts like Sasuke when it comes to being arrogant and not wanting to use teamwork, Sasuke decided to do something about it, in order to make Boruto understand how Naruto was at his age. But when Boruto asked him to be his student so he could surpass his father, Sasuke offered him a deal. Which was he would accept Boruto as his student if he mastered the Rasengan, knowing how difficult it takes to perfect the technique and forcing Boruto to take his training seriously for once.
Although he was initially unimpressed with Boruto's desire to surpass Naruto, Sasuke was impressed with Boruto's small Rasengan due to that he can subconsciously apply a change in the chakra nature, including that the boy didn't notice how dirty his clothes were. Even when he then discovered that Boruto had created a normal sized Rasengan the next day by using a Kote, and was disappointed in the boy. Sasuke felt obligated to keep his promise to Boruto and agreed to train him, hoping their training will persuade Boruto to work hard to increase his abilities like how he and Naruto had to. Sasuke teaches Boruto the shurikenjutsu, and often lectured him to use his head to succeed in his training rather than worrying how to complete the training, as well as reminding him that hard work makes it possible for others to learn techniques that are specialties to certain clans, like Naruto's Shadow Clone Technique.
As they trained together, Sasuke told Boruto about how Naruto was as a child; describing him as someone who would always ranted about becoming the Hokage; and was a stubborn loser. But Boruto said he wanted to learn his father's weaknesses, and Sasuke explained that Naruto was full of weaknesses but he worked hard to overcome them, and become Hokage. He told Boruto that it was best for him to understand the past Naruto rather than the current Naruto.
As Momoshiki and Kinshiki began their rampage in Konoha, Sasuke protected Boruto and Sarada from getting killed and promised Naruto that he would take care of Boruto before Naruto was captured. With his father's disappearance, this devastates Boruto greatly and leaves him guilt-ridden for how badly he treated Naruto. Knowing lecturing the boy would do no good, Sasuke instead sympathized with him and tells him that he is repeating the same mistakes his father had at his age. When Boruto asked Sasuke how endure from his past mistakes, and why would he bother with someone like him. Sasuke elaborates that, as Naruto's son, Boruto has the potential to surpass his father. Including that Boruto is his number one student, and just like Naruto he is a bigger loser because he hates to lose. This conversation finally Boruto out of his guilt-ridden state, and makes him feel confident again.
Sasuke truly believes Boruto can be a stronger ninja than Naruto, and had faith in the boy to the point where he felt it was acceptable to bring Boruto along with him, and the other Kage to rescue Naruto. Sasuke seems to be fond of Boruto and is willing to risk his life to protect Boruto, and trusts Boruto's abilities. Which is seen when he told Boruto to use his Rasengan to stop Momoshiki from killing the Kage and when Boruto doubted it would work, Sasuke told him to trust him or else he would have never brought the boy along. As a result of his bond with Sasuke, it finally Boruto reconcile with his father for good. Including that Boruto decided to make it his dream to become a ninja like Sasuke; a ninja who protects the village from the shadows, and supports the Hokage. Which is why Boruto promises to Sarada that he will protect her when she becomes Hokage.
Sasuke came into contact with the Kage during Part II when he attacked the Kage Summit. The Raikage was filled with rage and hatred towards Sasuke for being involved in the attempt to capture his brother and tired to kill him as they fought. The other three Kage, while having no ill will against Sasuke, felt obligated to kill him due to his crimes and his undeniable intent to kill them. Although they were unrelated to his revenge, their attempts to stop Sasuke prompted him to try to use deadly force to defend himself and only fueled his desire for revenge. As a result of his attack on them and Tobi declaring war on them for refusing to hand over Naruto and Killer Bee, the Kage join forces to stop the Akatsuki.
Sasuke's purpose of attacking the Kage Summit was to kill Danzo, the elder who ordered the massacre of his clan and had been selected to be the Sixth Hokage Candidate. After learning from Tobi that Danzo had also wanted to have him killed for years after the massacre, Sasuke was overcome with rage and set out to kill the elder in order to avenge Itachi and their family. When they fought, Sasuke used deadly force to force Danzo into confessing the truth and the elder insisted he did it for the village's sake and Sasuke's vengeance is only tarnishing Itachi's sacrifice, which only fueled Sasuke's desire to murder him. Sasuke succeeds in fatally injuring him but Danzo commits suicide with the intent on killing Sasuke and Tobi but they escape. In his unstable mental state, Sasuke expressed exhilaration at having "killed" the man responsible for the loss of his clan and made him conclude killing the rest of the Konoha residents would feel greater. Even after Sasuke redeems himself and spends the rest of his life protecting the village (even taking up Danzo's habit of protecting the village in the shadow, though Sasuke prefers researching and confronting threats rather than killing them right away), he seems to feel no regret for killing Danzo.
When they learned Sasuke had turned against the Akatsuki and was aiding the Allied Forces, the Kage were willing to let their issues with him slide because they had a war to deal with. It would be Sasuke's contributions in the war, along with Naruto and Kakashi's influence, that would absolve Sasuke's status as an international criminal, even though he would spend years trying to earn their trust by doing missions to benefit their villages.
The current Five Kage (Naruto, Gaara, Darui, Chojuro, and Kurotsuchi), all of whom are people who fought Sasuke at the Kage Summit, are now on friendly terms with him and hold great trust in him due to his missions in maintaining peace between the villages. They feel so comfortable with him to the point where they joined forces with him to rescue Naruto from Momoshiki and Kinshiki, and posed a victory photo with him.
Despite Orochimaru being Sasuke's Sannin teacher and being the reason why he became so strong in less than three years, Sasuke actually despises Orochimaru and finds his use of human experimentations disgusting. Sasuke was aware that Orochimaru sought him out simply to seize his body as his next vessel, but Sasuke seemingly was willing to give up his body on the condition that Orochimaru gave him the power to defeat Itachi, and even initially considered the Cursed Seal Orochimaru inflicted upon him as a gift due to the intense power it granted him. However, after nearly three years of training, Sasuke had grown strong enough to where he felt Orochimaru had nothing more to teach him and decided to kill him, revealing he never intended to hand his body over to him and how vile he finds the Sannin.
Despite his hatred and disgust for Orochimaru, Sasuke has some respect for his powers and believes that Orochimaru can never get so easily killed off. Sasuke's desire to find his own path led him to resurrect Orochimaru and ignore Suigetsu's protests, and ask for Orochimaru's help in reanimating the previous four Hokage. Curious of the change in Sasuke, Orochimaru readily agreed to help him while stating he still desired to take Sasuke's body. Orochimaru approved of Sasuke's choice to protect the village and go to the battlefield, and he would accompany Sasuke to help. When Sasuke was close to dying after being stabbed by Madara, Orochimaru appeared alarmed and rushed with Karin, Suigetsu, and Jugo to help him before seeing Sasuke being revived by Kabuto.
After the war, Sasuke returned to Konoha and Orochimaru resumed his experiments, but was kept under observation by Konoha in case he continued experimenting on people. The two had no contact in the years following the war and Sasuke made sure that Orochimaru never came near his daughter, Sarada, out of concern the Sannin would try to take her as a vessel. When Shin attacked Sarada and kidnapped Sakura, Sasuke suspected Orochimaru was involved and threatened him with harm if he was, but Orochimaru denied this and explained Shin was his former test subject.
When they first met during the Chunin Exams, Kabuto presented himself as an ally to Team 7 and Sasuke appreciated his help. However, it was revealed that Kabuto was actually working together with Orochimaru to locate Sasuke and observe him. After joining with Orochimaru, Sasuke grew accustomed to being around Kabuto a lot but found him to be a nuisance. Kabuto, in turn, was annoyed with sasuke's lack of respect for him and Orochimaru but was afraid of Sasuke's temper and growing strength. After Orochimaru was killed by Sasuke, Kabuto was shocked and later joined forces with Tobi in starting the Fourth Great Ninja War, and asked that Sasuke be handed over to him as a tool for the war but Tobi refused because he also planned to use Sasuke.
Sasuke meets with a reanimated Itachi and the two find that Kabuto was the one responsible for reviving the world's previous enemies and many dead ninjas. The brothers worked together to stop him, with Sasuke deciding killing Kabuto was a simple solution but Itachi wanting to keep him alive so he can undo the Reanimation Jutsu. Kabuto tried to manipulate Sasuke into siding with him by reminding the latter of their mutual goal to destroy Konoha and how Itachi made lied to him, but Sasuke sided with his brother. During the fight, as Kabuto continued to mock him, Sasuke grew frustrated and became eager to kill Kabuto but Itachi convinced him to hold back while he was able to trap Kabuto in a Izanami to release the technique.
After being freed, Kabuto felt guilty for his crimes and made amends to Itachi by going to the battlefield and reviving Sasuke, who was on the verge of death.
Karin was another girl who a deep infatuation for Sasuke since she first met him during the Chunin Exams, however, it wasn't until he joined with Orochimaru, with whom she was working for, that she realized who he was. Enticed by his chakra, Karin developed a strong sexual attraction for him, to the point of obsession. She makes several attempts to get him to spend time with her alone while acting like she is not interested in him around others, often Suigetsu. Sasuke showed no interest in Karin and found her advances annoying, and often had to warn her to stay away from him because she made him uncomfortable. He sought out Karin to join his team Hebi due to her healing abilities and Karin accepted after faking she was not interest because she hoped to take the chance to get closer to him. Initially, Sasuke considered her instrumental in his quest to defeat Itachi, but he later comes to think of her a comrade, which is seen when he saves her several times.
As time passed and his hatred overcame him, Sasuke showed disregard for her except for her abilities, and when she was taken hostage by Danzo, Sasuke didn't hesitate to stab them both to kill the elder and explained Karin became a burden for getting taken hostage so easily. After being healed by Sakura and devastated that Sasuke is no longer the person she knew, Karin decides she is done with him. However, when she angrily confronts him, he simply apologizes and she reacts with anger and excitement before deciding she can't stay angry at him after all. She expressed more concern for his welfare than her own as he was mortally wounded by Madara.
After the war, Karin returned with Orochimaru to resume her duties while Sasuke returned to Konoha and married Sakura, who became pregnant with his child. Due to them traveling during the pregnancy, Sakura was brought to one of Orochimaru's hideouts when she went into labor and Karin helped as a midwife. Due to this, she becomes friends with Sakura and, while she still holds Sasuke dear to her, she is only glad that he is happy with his family.
Suigetsu was the first test subject of Orochimaru's that Sasuke sought out to form Hebi. Although their personalities differ, the two are easily able to work together. Suigetsu finds Sasuke's strict no-kill policy irritating while Sasuke scolds him when Suigetsu causes incidents as a result of going against his orders. They dont consider each other as friends but are tolerant of the other. When Sasuke fell deeper into darkness to the point he killed anyone who stood in his way, Suigetsu was angry at Sasuke for doing what he forbade Suigetsu to do. Sasuke even concluded Suigetsu was no longer useful during the fight with the four Kage and abandoned him and Jugo, not caring what happens to them. Suigetsu and Jugo were unaware of what Sasuke had done and regrouped with him before he went to the battlefield to aid the Allied Forces. When Sasuke was close to dying, Suigetsu risked his life to go with Orochimaru, Karin, and Jugo to help Sasuke.
Years later, Suigetsu would be blamed for the estrangement between Sasuke and Sarada when he made a mistake in telling Sarada that Karin was likely her mother, which proved to be false.
Because his surrogate brother sacrificed his life to deliver Sasuke to Orochimaru, Jugo is very loyal to Sasuke and abides by his every command. Seeing how Jugo is afraid of being overcome by his Cursed Seal and killing people, Sasuke offers to keep him under control in exchange for Jugo joining Team Hebi. Without knowing Sasuke's actions during the Kage Summit, Jugo remained loyal to Sasuke and stayed by his side during the battle against Obito.
while Uchiha Obito, using the aliases Tobi, always desired to gain Sasuke's loyalty so he cause use the latter as a tool against the ninja world. He was always prevented from approaching him by Itachi, who suspected Obito plotted something with his brother, and it wasn't until after itachi died that Obito was able to speak to Sasuke. He tells Sasuke the truth about Itachi killing the Uchiha clan under Konoha's orders but minimizing his own involvement and succeeds in winning Sasuke's trust. He then convinces Sasuke to join with the Akatsuki to help gather one of the remaining tailed beasts, although Sasuke knew he helped Itachi wipe out their clan. Obito turns Sasuke further against Konoha by leading him to the Kage Summit so he can fight the Five Kage, which creates an international crisis.
Despite working together during that brief time, Sasuke never considered Obito as an ally and only saw him instrumental in getting part of his revenge on Konoha. Sasuke would later order Obito to transplant Itachi's eyes into him to cure his blindness as a result of overusing the Mangekyo Sharingan. After a while, Sasuke ultimately turns against Obito and joins forces with the Allied Forces to stop him from ending the world, an act that seemingly didn't surprise Obito. During the battle, Obito tries many times to finish Sasuke and Naruto off, but the two fought back and were successful in defeating him. Sasuke wanted to kill Obito to end the war but was told not to once Obito was willing to atone his mistakes by helping them stop Madara.
As part of attempts at redemption, Obito helped Sakura save Sasuke from being trapped in one of Kaguya's dimensions and later gave his life to save Kakashi as the two shielded Sasuke and Naruto from Kaguya.
When Itachi told him that someone named Madara helped kill off the Uchiha clan, Sasuke doubted he was talking about their ancestor Madara. But Sasuke said that he would kill Madara if he was still alive and learns this person Itachi was talking about was actually Obito pretending to be Madara. When Madara was resurrected during the war, Sasuke tried attacking him and stabbed him, but madara was unfazed and offered Sasuke to join forces with him. Sasuke refused and announced his intent to kill Madara, who decided to take Sasuke's eyes as a replacement until he regained his Rinnegan. When Sasuke tried another attack, Madara caught him and, having already warned him, stabbed him in the chest with his own sword, and left him on the ground to die.
After being saved from death and gaining half of the powers of the Sage of the Six Paths, Sasuke was strong enough to be deemed a threat to Madara, who was ultimately betrayed by the Black Zetsu and fatally wounded. Despite trying to finish off his kinsman and enemy, Sasuke stood by watching Madara reconcile with the First Hokage and Sasuke appeared saddened, not by Madara's death but with the realization that he was officially the last Uchiha alive.
- Uchiha Mikoto (Mother/dead)
- Uchiha Fugaku (Father/dead)
- Uchiha Itachi (Older Brother/dead)
- Haruno Sakura (Childhood Classmate & Wife)
- Uchiha Sarada (Daughter)
- Haruno Mebuki (Mother in law)
- Haruno Kizashi (Father in law)
- Uzumaki Naruto (#1 Rival & Best Friend)
- Gaara (2nd Rival)
- Umino Iruka (Childhood Sensei)
- Hatake Kakashi (Future Sensei)
- Vegeta (True Counterpart)
- Uryu Ishida (Partnal Counterpart)
- Sasuke was named after the Third Hokage's father, though their names in turn were likely inspired by the fictional ninja Sarutobi Sasuke. Sasuke's surname, "Uchiha", is another way of pronouncing "uchiwa" (団扇), which is actually 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.
- Unlike most characters in Naruto, Sasuke doesn't address anyone with honorifics at the end of their names (except to his parents, clan members, and Itachi when he was a child and after discovering Itachi's true nature), like "Kakashi-sensei" or "Orochimaru-sama", something the Japanese would consider very insulting or rude.
- In the June 2006 edition of Shōnen Jump, Kakashi remarked that, while Sasuke is a genius, he is dull to teach because he learns everything easily, compared to the less predictable Naruto.
- Although Sasuke's first appearance is generally thought to be chapter 3, he can actually be seen sitting behind Naruto in chapter 1, page 13.
- On the cover page of chapter 1, Sasuke is seen riding a hawk, which he later learns to summon. In most subsequent cover pages he is only depicted with snakes, another species he learns to summon.
- According to Hyō no Sho, while in the Ninja Academy. Sasuke had an A in ninjutsu, taijutsu, and genjutsu, a B in classroom attitude, a C in positivity, and an F in cooperation.
- In the Naruto character popularity polls, Sasuke was placed in 3rd in the first, 4th in the second and third, and 3rd in the fourth. He finished 1st in the fifth and sixth popularity polls, and in the third databook, which added results from the previous six polls, has Sasuke as the third most popular character overall with 33,632 votes. In the most recent poll, Sasuke ranked second.
- Sasuke is one of four characters to have always stayed in the Top Ten of every Character Popularity Poll.
- Sasuke's Mangekyo Sharingan which consists of three overlapping pointed ellipses, giving it six points is the only one shown to have inverse colours; while most are red with black designs, Sasuke's is black with red designs.
- Sasuke is ambidextrous, as he typically punches and uses Chidori with his left hand, he wields his sword with his right hand. However, when the Sage of the Six Paths asked him to raise his dominant arm, he chose his left.
- Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Sasuke show that he was 140cm around the time of the Uchiha Clan Massacre. Studio Pierrot also consistently puts Sasuke at 12yrs old as 150 cm instead of 150.8 cm, even in flashback episodes in Shippūden, though they leave his height of 153.2 cm at 13yrs old intact.
- After seeing Sasuke's potential, Madara noted he would have chosen him over Obito to manipulate if Sasuke had been born sooner. Although had that happened, Sasuke wouldn't have his potential since much of his potential stems from being Indra's reincarnation and the reincarnation cycle between Indra and Asura doesn't happen until the current reincarnations have passed away.
- Kishimoto's official sketches of Sasuke show that he is 182cm in the 10th Naruto movie.
- Other than Naruto, Sasuke is another one of the Konoha 11 who did not move up in rank during the timeskip.
- Between the time of the resurrected Madara dying again and the birth of his daughter Sarada, Sasuke was the only living blood Uchiha.
According to the databook(s):
- Sasuke's hobbies are training and taking walks.
- Sasuke wishes to fight against Uchiha Itachi (first and second databooks) and the upper ninja of Konoha (third databook).
- Sasuke's favorite foods are omusubi with okaka and tomatoes, while his least favorites are natto and anything sweet.
- Sasuke has completed 16 official missions in total: 7 D-rank, 1 C-rank, 2 B-rank, 6 A-rank, 0 S-rank.
- Sasuke's favorite word is "power" (力).
- According to the first Naruto fanbook, while in the Ninja Academy Sasuke had the highest grade in ninjutsu, taijutsu, and genjutsu, the lowest grade in cooperation and the second-lowest grade in assertiveness, which was bringing down his average. His overall grade was second place to Yamanaka Ino. However, in chapter 3, Iruka states that Sasuke's grades were first among all 27 graduates.
- Sasuke is the second character alongside Rock Lee to have their own spin-off manga, which is called Sasuke Uchiha's Sharingan Legend. It is also created by Masashi Kishimoto's assistant Kenji Taira.
- Despite Sasuke gaining Hagoromo's power, which is stated to grant Yin-Yang Release, Yang Release is not listed as one of his natures in the fourth databook.
- In the 2015 Da Vinci inteview, the anime voice actors of Team 7 revealed that right after the anime start to airing, Kishimoto told them that Sasuke would eventually end up together with Sakura.
- During Karin's anime-only Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, she imagines Sasuke as the Sixth Hokage.
- In the current time line of the manga and anime, Sasuke left Konoha during Part I. However in the anime during Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke left the village at the start of Part II.
- In the current time line it was Sasuke who laughed in front of Naruto by showing that he didn't care about his past. But in the anime during Part II of Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, It was Naruto who laughed at Sasuke for not even caring about his past.
- In the current time line of Part I, Sasuke catches Naruto off guard during their fight by using his Fire Style Dragon Flame Technique. But in the anime during Part II of Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke uses his Chidori stream and Great Fire Ball Technique to catch Naruto off guard.
- In the current time line of Part I, Sasuke pierces through Naruto's shoulder with his Chidori due to the fact that Naruto was too speechless and emotional to fight him seriously. But in the anime during Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke did this tactic to Naruto after seeing his Sage Mode disappear.
- In the current time line of Part II, it is Obito who makes Sasuke want revenge on Konoha. But in the anime during Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, it is Saori instead who makes Sasuke want to destroy Konoha.
Sasuke has many similaries with Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z.
- Both are the rivals to the main characters. (For Sasuke : Naruto, and for Vegeta : Son Goku)
- Both dislike the main character.
- Both are the last members of their kind.
- Both train hard to surpass the main character.
- Both have similar personalities.
- Both don't care about anyone but themselves.
- Both have spiky black hair.
- Both have a love interest that is in love with them. (For Sasuke : Sakura and for Vegeta : Bulma)
- Both don't cooperate with the main character.
- Both train by themselves.
Sasuke has some similarities with Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z as well.
Sasuke has many similarities with his #1 rival, Uzumaki Naruto.
- Both train by themselves.
- Both have a love interest that is in love with them. (For Naruto : Hinata and for Sasuke : Sakura)
- Both address their allies by their first name.
- Both spared with one another during their childhood.
- Both looked up to someone in their childhood. (For Naruto : Iruka and for Sasuke : Itachi)
- Both of them are told what really happen to their clan by one of their relatives. (For Naruto : his mother, Kushina and for Sasuke : his brother, Itachi)
- Both used Japanese-honorifics when they were younger.
- Both had one person that looked up to them. (For Naruto : Hinata and for Sasuke : Sakura)
- Both are Orphans
- Both lived their childhood alone.
- Both are the only members of the Konoha 11 who possess basic jutsu's.
- Both vowed revenge against a member of Akatsuki. (For Naruto : Nagato and for Sasuke : Itachi)
- Both had two dreams at the beginning of the series. (For Naruto: To be recognized by all the villagers, and to become Hokage. For Sasuke: To kill Itachi, and to bring honor back to his clan)
- Both had a teacher that is the Legendary Sannin. (For Naruto : Jiraiya, and for Sasuke : Orochimaru)
- Both want to be Hokage.
- Both are genin.
- Both are member of Team Kakashi.
- Both had one technique that they won't good at. (For Naruto : The Clone Technique and for Sasuke : The Fire Ball Technique)
- Both created many version of their signature technique. (For Naruto : The Rasengan and for Sasuke : The Chidori)
- Both of their Clans were murdered before the series start.
- Both of their parents died before the series start.
Sasuke has many similarities with Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters.
Sasuke has many similarities with Tatsuki Arisawa from Bleach.
Sasuke has many similarities with Sohma Yuki from Fruits Basket.
Sasuke also has many similarities with Uryu Ishida from Bleach.
- Both are voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama.
- Both have long black hair.
- Both are the top students of their classes.
- Both are skilled fighters who favor strategy over strength.
- Both have a rivalry with the main character. (For Sasuke : Naruto, and for Uryu : Ichigo)
- Both have very calm and serious personalities, as opposed to their rivals who are both short-tempered and easygoing.
- Both have someone that is romantically attracted to them, but both are either unaware of such feelings or do not reciprocate them. (For Uryu : Orihime and for Sasuke : Sakura)
- Both is one of two remaining members of his clan, which was very powerful when it still existed. (For Sasuke : the Uchiha clan, and for Uryu : the Quincy clan)
- Both wishes to avenge their clan and regain their pride.
- Both their fathers treated them harshly and with no respect, creating feelings of resentment between them.
- Both sought out after by a creepy scientist who wish to use their bodies for "experiments". (For Sasuke : Orochimaru and for Uryu : Mayuri Kurotsuchi)
- Both are tempted with a promise of power (For Sasuke : Orochimaru, and for Uryu : Ryuken)
- Both becomes more powerful after submitting to such temptation.
Sasuke also shares some similarities with Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho.
Sasuke also shares some similarities with Byakuya Kuchiki from Bleach.
Sasuke also shares some similarities with Jack Atlas from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
Sasuke also shares some similarities with Hisoka from the 1999 Hunter X Hunter series.
- Japanese : Noriaki Sugiyama (2002 - Present)
- English : Yuri Lowenthal (2005 - Present)
- Played by in (Live Action) : Ryuji Sato (Live Spectacle Naruto)
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