BackgroundEditSasuke is the second and youngest son of the Konoha Military Police Force captain and Uchiha clan head: Uchiha Fugaku, and his wife Uchiha Mikoto. He is also the first of the present generation to be born into the era of relative peace. Mikoto named him after the father of the Third Hokage in hopes that he would grow up to be a great ninja like his name's sake. As a child, Sasuke grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Itachi Uchiha, who was an acknowledged prodigy viewed by the Uchiha as a genius, and whose work would further strengthen the bonds between the village and the clan. Sasuke's father in particular took an active interest in Itachi, thereby neglecting Sasuke. Itachi, on the other hand, was rather ambivalent and full of oddly conflicting undercurrents, acknowledging Sasuke by taking interest in his progress as a ninja and spending time playing with him when even their father did not. Sasuke also shared a similar closeness to Shisui.
Even after Sasuke enrolled in the Academy, he was still unable to escape Itachi's shadow. Despite consistently scoring at the top of every class, Sasuke failed to receive any recognition from his father, who defined Sasuke's success only in terms of his older brother. Itachi acknowledged the rivalry Sasuke felt telling him: "We are brothers. I am the wall you must climb over, so you and I will continue to exist together." Nevertheless, Itachi deeply cared for his younger brother. Sasuke looked up to Itachi, wanting to be more like him.When Sasuke was 7 years old, the relationship between Itachi and his father deteriorated after Itachi was questioned by other members of the Uchiha clan regarding the apparent suicide of his best friend, Uchiha Shisui. As Itachi's behavior became increasingly bizarre, Sasuke's father began spending more time with Sasuke, and began teaching him the Great Fireball Technique, a common family technique seen as a sign of coming of age in the Uchiha clan. When Sasuke first tried to perform the technique, he only produced a small flame and after that, some smoke. His father said that Itachi was able to do it on his first try at Sasuke's age, which disappointed him. Later, with one week of training, Sasuke performed the technique in front of his father, proving himself a prodigy as well in his own right and finally receiving his father's individual recognition rather than comparison to Itachi. Sasuke's father told him that he could now proudly wear the clan's emblem on his back. Following this, Sasuke also received a stern warning not to follow in Itachi's footsteps any further, surprising him as before, he was told to be like him; and his father showing he was proud of Sasuke for the first time the same way as he used to with Itachi.
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.
On one fateful night, Itachi slew every member of the Uchiha clan, sparing only Sasuke, saying that he was not even worth killing. In addition, Itachi told him, "You've always wanted to surpass me. That's why I'm going to let you live… if you wish to kill me, then hate me, despise me… and by all means flee, cling to your wretched life." Itachi also revealed to Sasuke where the secret meeting place of the Uchiha was hidden, and suggested that Sasuke go there to learn what the true history and purpose of the Sharingan was. He told him that "to awaken the Mangekyo Sharingan," he "had to kill the person he was closest to", and that "when we battle, we should have the same eyes". Sasuke thought he had fainted after this, but later remembered that he had managed to stand back up, awaken his Sharingan, and pursued Itachi. Upon reaching Itachi, he used knives to knock off his forehead protector. Itachi was seen shedding a tear as he was picking up the forehead protector. He then proceeded to incapacitate Sasuke, who awoke in the hospital remembering only to that of which Itachi wanted him to.When Sasuke first met Uzumaki Naruto in the Ninja Academy, they were matched to spar against each other. Naruto was excited at the opportunity to defeat Sasuke and become popular like him, but he was easily beaten. By looking at Sasuke's eyes, Naruto realized that they were so filled with hatred that it seemed that he wasn't even looking at Naruto. This seems to be for his brother Itachi. When Iruka told them to make the reconciliation seal, they both refused. Up until his graduation from the Ninja Academy, Sasuke remained a loner and still never acknowledged Naruto's attempts to defeat him. Even considering him a hopeless dead-last and as such, someone not worth his time or energy. Despite this, when Naruto and Sasuke traded glance when they were in their childhood, they immediately looked away in annoyance but secretly smiled shortly afterwards, meaning Sasuke actually considered Naruto a friend somewhere deep down.
PersonalityEditAs a child, Sasuke was very kind and loving towards his family along with being respectful to his clan and teachers. But in the Ninja Academy, as a senior to his classmates. Sasuke was mean and cruel to them, he would ignore them as he thought of them as an annoying distracting. An example being Naruto overall, since he would ignore the latter's many attempts to defeat him including all the girls who had a crush on him. In his clan's district, Sasuke was very proud of being Fugaku's son and Itachi's brother and had a strong desire to emulate them, desiring his father's approval and recognition. This changed after the Uchiha Clan Massacre. This turned Sasuke into a cold, cynical and arrogant young man, becoming a self-titled avenger dedicated to killing Itachi and restoring the Uchiha clan.
During his time at the Ninja Academy, Sasuke was a loner, spending more time alone honing his skills than socializing with the other students, ignoring the many girls attracted to him in favor of solitude. An example being Sakura and Ino overall. When first introduced to Team Kakashi, Sasuke displayed great indifference towards the others, feeling his superior skills put him so far above his team-mates that they were more of a hindrance to him and his own advancement. Despite this, having worked with Team Kakashi, Sasuke had grown attached to his team and thought of them as a family, by willing to risk his life to save those close to him on several occasions. Sasuke also had a competitive streak, at times accepting Naruto's challenges if only to show that he was the superior of the two.
According to Hatake Kakashi, Sasuke has both a superiority and an inferiority complex, as he is unwilling to acknowledge when someone is stronger than him, but obsesses when he believes that they are. Sasuke was dismissive of his rivalry towards Naruto when he was certain he was the better, only to obsess over Naruto's fast growth after the latter defeated Gaara.
After a short run in with Itachi, who defeated Sasuke without much effort, Sasuke concluded that his time in Konoha, surrounded by his friends had made him weak and that Orochimaru and his Cursed Seal of Heaven would give him the power to exact his vengeance. Regardless, Sasuke would not sink to the level he believed Itachi would and kill his closest friend, deciding not to kill Naruto to gain the Mangekyo Sharingan, and instead chose to attain his power his own way. Following their final battle at the Valley of the End, Sasuke revealed to Naruto that he had always been jealous of Naruto for the fact that despite them being so similar, Naruto was able to turn the loneliness he felt into strength by making bonds with others while he pushed those bonds away, thinking them to be a weakness. Sasuke found himself always following behind Naruto just as he did with Itachi.
After training under Orochimaru for two-and-a-half years, Sasuke had become a cold and calculating individual, completely dedicated in his one desire to kill Itachi that his own life didn't matter to him. By severing the ties he believed bound him, Sasuke was seemingly willing to kill Naruto just to prove a point at how much he had changed. Due to his newfound abilities, he retained his habit of underestimating his opponents, rushing into combat without a clear understanding of their abilities and suffering for it, though he will occasionally acknowledge his mistakes. Sasuke had also developed a strong sense of pride in his clan; as evident by his disdain for non-Uchiha to hold the Sharingan. Despite this, Sasuke was not above making bonds with those around him, forming a new team that he viewed similarly to Team Kakashi and doing everything in his power to protect them.According to Uchiha Obito, Sasuke alone is shouldering the entire hatred of the Uchiha clan — an ideal which has been passed down for generations within the clan. After learning the truth about Itachi's actions and the Uchiha clan massacre, despite the fact that the Uchiha's actions would result in disaster for the entire world, including the clan itself, Sasuke vowed revenge against the entire village of Konoha for giving such an order to Itachi, wishing to wipe out the village and purify the Uchiha name. At first, Sasuke was at least unwilling to kill those unrelated to the revenge plot, but over time as his hatred increased, such convictions were dropped, becoming cruel and ruthless.
In his thirst for revenge, Sasuke put himself far above anyone or anything around him, willingly cooperating with Obito, who he knew helped Itachi wipe out his clan, to aid him in destroying Konoha, abandoning his team when they were no longer of use to him and sacrificing Karin to kill Danzo, despite her healing him throughout most of the mission.
After meeting with Naruto a final time before the Fourth Shinobi War, Sasuke vowed he would kill Naruto in his quest for revenge, leading him to take Itachi's eyes to awaken the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.
During the war, Sasuke met with a reincarnated Itachi and the two worked together to defeat Kabuto in order to release the Impure World Reincarnation. During their conversations, Sasuke confronted Itachi over his decisions. When Itachi gave Sasuke his parting words, Sasuke began to question what it was to be a shinobi and why Itachi would choose to lose everything for the village and his brother. Reviving Orochimaru and having him release and reincarnate the previous Hokage so he could listen to their stories, Sasuke accepted Itachi's actions and decided to protect Konoha, but he would do so his own way. Believing that the previous Hokage, and the current five Kage were responsible for the world and its problems, he vowed to become Hokage and change it, seemingly breaking free from his clan's Curse of Hatred. While these intentions were noble, quite a few were less than enthusiastic for him to rejoin their cause, not trusting his motives; Sakura and Sai among them. Regardless, Sasuke fought with the sole intention of defeating Obito, Madara Uchiha, and the Ten-Tails, though his reasons were to clear the slate for the new world and that he was only protecting Naruto so that only he could defeat him later.
Sasuke was one of a few shinobi to never lose his resolve in the battle against the Ten-Tails, even chastising Naruto for almost doing so. However, Sasuke was thoroughly intimidated by Naruto's new skills, since he always believed that he was stronger than Naruto and even possessed more advantages due to his lineage. Regardless, Sasuke's characteristic devotion to his cause remained unchanged, as he was more than willing to abandon Kakashi and Sakura during the casting of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, only saving them with his Susanoo because they happened to be with Naruto at the time. He is not above thanking others for helping him however, such as Sakura and Obito when they saved him from one of Otsutusuki Kaguya's dimensions.
After defeating Kaguya, Sasuke revealed his plans, having adopted a very dark version of the Will of Fire, if not a combination of the Curse of Hatred and Will of Fire. He would make himself the villain for the world to focus their hatred on, giving them a common goal to keep them united. To accomplish this, he planned to kill off the tailed beasts to prevent further fighting over their immense power and by killing the Five Kage, to get all five villages to focus their hatred on him and him alone instead of on each other. Realizing this would require him to cut all ties with his previous life and Naruto would never stop chasing him so long as he lived, he also resolved to kill his best and only friend. Having come to terms with and accepting Itachi's efforts of protecting the village while branded as a villain, Sasuke had come to believe that to unify the world, one must willingly bear the hatred of all around him and stand separated from the rest of the world, viewing that as the correct definition of being "Hokage". To do so, he intended to ignite the flames of hatred in every village and focus it on him, becoming the villain everyone despises. Also, believing firmly in starting anew in all aspects, Sasuke desired to sever all bonds of his past and present, even killing Naruto, whom Sasuke has acknowledged as the closest friend he's ever had. Growing arrogant of his acquired power, Sasuke came to believe he might be the strongest being alive and his power would ultimately grant him immortality to continue his goal for eternity.
However, after his final battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End, Sasuke was shocked by the lengths that Naruto would go for him. He revealed 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 following behind Naruto just as he did with his older brother Itachi. Moved to tears by his friend's determination, Sasuke conceded defeat and acknowledged Naruto's friendship, ultimately overcoming his Curse of Hatred. He showed great remorse for his actions and went as far as to apologise to Sakura for all he had put her through. He even showed genuine affection towards her before he left to explore the world and seek redemption for himself. This mutual affection with Sakura later led to him finally falling in love with her, with the two later getting married and having a daughter.
As an adult, Sasuke has matured in many ways — becoming a genuinely warm and caring person towards his wife and daughter, and also being more polite and friendly to his friends and comrades. He has also completely abandoned the Curse of Hatred and accepted the Will of Fire. However, he still retained his cool, collected attitude for the most part and is occasionally capable of cold indifference if he's speaking with someone he doesn't trust, or less commonly if he's forced to keep a secret, such as giving his own daughter the cold shoulder when she questions him about his absence in her life. Despite the fact that he had to be away from his new family, Sasuke still holds a strong connection to them in his own way, noticeably reacting when Sakura and Sarada are talking about him from far away. Sasuke also developed a strong sense of duty, while retaining much of his independent and matter-of-fact personality, becoming more like Itachi, which included his brother's tendency to be emotionally distant with his family for the sake of his duties. This ultimately, made it difficult for him to be a family man.
When meeting his daughter again in years, she interrogated him about why he was away for so long and he was blunt about it by saying it didn't concern her, because he didn't want her to get involved in anything that would bring her harm. However, Sasuke loves his daughter dearly, as he put himself in harm's way in order to protect her, and showed great affection towards her once the fighting was over by embracing her when he noticed she was sad that he had to return to his travelling after briefly returning home. He also acknowledges his mistakes as a father and is willing to apologise for them. Sasuke also holds a high opinion of Sakura; despite her having been kidnapped, he stated his confidence she will probably have finished off Shin by the time they find her and criticised Orochimaru for thinking she's weak. Before he left to resume his mission, Sasuke comically leaves without kissing his wife, much to her dismay. He is also very protective of his wife and daughter, as he threatened Orochimaru after Shin attacked them. Sasuke has also become rather soft; despite berating Naruto for being soft by sparing the Shin clones if they agreed to stop fighting, Sasuke still went with the decision and only pondered on what to do with them.
When Uzumaki Boruto demanded to be his pupil, Sasuke was initially reluctant to accept his offer unless he mastered the Rasengan, but ultimately agreed to after he saw the amount of effort Boruto put into learning it. He develops a fondness for Boruto, to the point where Boruto refers to him as "Uncle Sasuke" and Sasuke is willing to risk his life to protect Boruto. Sasuke also offers him encouragement, as seen when he told the boy that he was a strong shinobi with the potential to surpass his father.
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.
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 Academy. He has been compared to other prodigious individuals, and is even noted as potentially able to surpass Itachi, Nagato, and even Madara noting he would have chosen to manipulate Sasuke over Obito if had he been born sooner. Sasuke steadily develops his abilities during Part I, holding his own against various skilled shinobi like Haku, Gaara and even Orochimaru. After his two-and-a-half years of training with the latter, Sasuke became capable of fighting on par with several highly skilled and extremely powerful shinobi. At the Five Kage Summit, Sasuke proved able to fight against at least two Kage and their respective bodyguards, and later defeat Danzo, despite the elder's constant usage of Izanagi — a feat that Itachi later praised him for. 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. After receiving the Six Paths Chakra, Sasuke managed to pressure Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchuriki and fight evenly with Naruto in their final battle, even briefly overwhelming him after absorbing the chakra of the nine tailed beasts. In adulthood, he could single-handedly fight back Shin Uchiha and one of his clones for some time.
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 Mangekyō 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.
An noticeable aspect of Sasuke's growth was his acquisition of the Cursed Seal of Heaven. Orochimaru, recognising his potential, bestowed the seal on him to grant him greater strength, and to entice him to seek Orochimaru for further power. 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 capacity, as well as increased strength, speed, and endurance. Initially, the seal would activate and overwhelm Sasuke if he used his chakra or became too excited, and he was only able to control it with extreme force of will.
After defecting from Konoha, the Sound Four advanced Sasuke's Cursed Seal to Level Two, allowing Sasuke to control and unleash its activation at will. When fully transformed, the second level of the cursed seal turned Sasuke's skin dark grey with a black four-point star-mark between his eyes and across the bridge of his nose, his sclerae turn black, his irides turn yellow (except when using his Sharingan), and his lips turn blue. He also grows claw-like nails and his hair grows to waist-lengthe. At any time, he is able to grow large webbed hand-shaped wings on his back that gave him the ability to fly. This granted him power comparable to Naruto's one-tailed form, granting him further enhanced physical attributes and enhanced his techniques.
However, the seal had disadvantages. Prolonged periods of time would corrode Sasuke's body and caused him some pain. Also the presence of Orochimaru's chakra twisted and darkened Sasuke's personality. However with additional training, Sasuke greatly extended the time he could maintain his cursed seal active. In Part II, Sasuke gained complete control and mastery over the cursed seal, and could even access its power without fully activating it and even perform partial transformations at will. Since Itachi sealed Orochimaru, the seal was removed from Sasuke. Despite this, Sasuke's being still proved compatible with the cursed seal's source, Jugo. Since allying himself with Jugo, Sasuke has benefited from Jugo's power via taking advantage of the senjutsu imbued healing by infusing some of Jugo's flesh into his own. Alternatively, Sasuke himself can be imbued with some of Jugo's chakra to augment the Uchiha's various techniques, like his Susanoo, producing a "Senjutsu Susanoo".
Since early childhood, Sasuke has displayed great skill and use of various ninja tools which has grown and diversified over time. Sasuke was trained in archery during his childhood. He is also 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.
During his time with Orochimaru, Sasuke was trained in kenjutsu, and became a skilled swordsman. He also acquired a chokutō, and the use of kenjutsu has become a major part of his fighting style. With these kenjutsu skills, he was able to incapacitate hundreds of Oto-nin during his training without killing them. His skills with a sword were better shown during the Kage Summit, where he was able to effortlessly outfight and kill multiple samurai, and even deflect their barrage of chakra blasts. He even skilfully blocked an attack from Mifune, a famous master swordsman, who acknowledged Sasuke's ability with this combat form.
Sasuke's lethal swordsmanship is shown to very versatile, using impressive speed and precision behind his attacks, leaving little time for enemies to dodge or counter. He can effectively use it in either a normal or reverse grip, giving him various attack styles and the ability to attack or defend from various angles, allowing him to easily change his attack type to suit the situation. He can use his blade as a mid-range projectile with great precision as seen during the battle against Kabuto. Sasuke is also able to adapt his swordsmanship with equal proficiency to his makeshift Chidori blade.
Sasuke is also well-versed in weapons use such as kunai and shuriken. At the start of the series, he could use techniques like Shadow Shuriken Technique in which he could hide one shuriken in the shadow of another and the Manipulated Shuriken Technique, which allows him to control the path of giant shuriken using wire strings. Due to his Sharingan, he can use an advanced version of the latter technique, the Manipulating Windmill Triple Blades which allows him to control a larger number of shuriken and even use them to ensnare an oppoenment with the strings. In the anime, he was able to perfectly strike a set of multiple targets (one of which was hidden in a blind spot) and precisely alter his launched kunai's trajectory by striking them with another tool in the process to accurately hit their respective mark, an identical feat to one his brother Itachi had performed years before.
Since his battle with Itachi, Sasuke started using a bracelet with a special seal that allowed him to instantly summon shuriken, thus increasing the amount he carries at any one time and launch speed. He has also demonstrated the ability to increase the lethal properties of the Fūma Shuriken by rigging it to disconnect its four blades and launch them into separate directions. Sasuke has also shown the ability to match his shuriken and Fire Release skills for techniques like Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique or he can infuse a fūma shuriken with lightning chakra for increased cutting power.
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 Blaze Release and Lightning Release 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 TransformationEditAs a true genius ninja and member of the Uchiha, Sasuke has great proficiency in Fire Release nature manipulation. By age 7, he had already mastered his clan's rite of passage technique, the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique. Even Kakashi was amazed at such a feat as, according to him, 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.
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. He 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. 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.
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 lie to him to have study hall. While Iruka 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 also told them about Danzo becoming Hokage and the Kage Summit. 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 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 the Fifth Kazekage and his escorts, but not before the Raikage had lost an arm and Sasuke was near exhaustion. After seeing how dark Sasuke had become, the Kazekage continued the fight, 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.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 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, 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. 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 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 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.
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, only to to be silenced with a genjutsu in order to prevent her from interfering with their fight. Ignoring Kakashi's scolding, Sasuke 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. He then later sincerely apologized for Sakura for all the things he had done. She tearfully accepted it 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.
After the battle, Sasuke was officially pardoned by Kakashi, who had become the Sixth Hokage following Tsunade's retirement 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.
Years after the war, Sakura would join him on his journey and he would eventually marry her. She would later get pregnant, but refused to leave his side, forcing them to have Sakura give birth to their daughter who they named Sarada in one of Orochimaru's hideouts with the aid of Karin. This essentially began the Uchiha's restoration. It is implied by Sarada's memories that Sasuke was around during the first few years of her childhood - but despite that, Sasuke had never taken a single photo with his new family, forcing Sakura to use an old photograph of him to make a fake portrait of the two of them together. At some point after Sarada was born, Sasuke called for a meeting with all the five Kage and 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. 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.
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 "papa", 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, 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. Upon Sasuke accusing the Sannin of attacking the Uchiha's wife and daughter, Orochimaru 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.
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 the girls. 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 he and Sakura have Sarada as their daughter. 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 is then attacked by Boruto, who he easily overpowers. Boruto begs Sasuke to train him, telling him that there's someone he needs to defeat. Unimpressed, Sasuke asks Boruto if he can perform the Rasengan. When Boruto tries (and fails) to perform one, Sasuke tells him to come back to him once he can perform the technique.
He goes to Naruto at his office and hands him old outfit along with a scroll that Sasuke says he needs help to decipher. They talk about their childhood era of shinobi and about the new generation. After some persuasion from his daughter and noting the progression of Boruto mastering the Rasengan, Sasuke agrees to take Boruto under his wing. He also helps Boruto prepare for the Chūnin Exams so that Boruto can impress his father. Boruto asks Sasuke about Naruto's weaknesses and Sasuke goes on to talk about how Naruto endured several hardships in his life and overcame them to become Hokage but comically warns Boruto to never tell Naruto any of this or else he will leave the boy in another dimension. Like Naruto, he reacts with dismay when Boruto is disqualified in the third phrase for cheating. When Momoshiki and Kinshiki attack, Sasuke saves Sarada from being crushed by debris and joins with Naruto to protect their children from the two enemies. He informs Naruto that this is the threat bigger than Kaguya he has been searching for all those years. Naruto ultimately sacrifices himself to protect them, while entrusting Boruto to Sasuke.
Sensing that Naruto is still alive and in another dimension, Sasuke decides to use his Rinnegan to teleport himself and rescue Naruto. Boruto wants to go and help save his father, and having seen the boy's determination, Sasuke agrees. Sarada wanted to go with them, but Sasuke refused to let his daughter get involved in such a dangerous conflict. When he sees Boruto wearing Naruto's old outfit, he notes that Boruto looks as stupid as Naruto did but then gives Boruto his former headband to wear. Sasuke then teams up with the four other Kage and, with Boruto, he takes them all to the dimension where Naruto and the enemies are. He and Naruto battle Kinshiki after the other Kage fail to defeat him, however, they realize they are outmatched when Momoshiki absorbs Kinshiki and increases his strength. Sasuke protects Boruto from Momoshiki's attacks on them and assures the boy he can fight him. Naruto helps Boruto create a giant Rasengan while Sasuke holds Momoshiki off and allow Boruto to destroy Momoshiki. After the battle, Sasuke and Naruto sit together and have a friendly argument over who won this time. Sasuke is then seen sitting on a rooftop with Sakura, both smiling, as they watch Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki, hinting that his mission is finally over and he officially returns to Konoha.
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
Back in their Ninja Academy days, Sasuke considered Haruno Sakura an annoyance because of her attempt in romance, not practicing her ninja skills, and being the only on their team who still have a family. Just like Naruto being oblivious to the fact that Hinata had feelings for him, Sasuke was also oblivious to the fact that Sakura had feelings for him. Even when they were assigned to Team Kakashi, Sasuke tried desperately to stay away from her like he did with Naruto. 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.
Even after their mission in the Land of Waves, 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 broke Zaku's arms, 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 worry 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. Once Sasuke won his preliminarie match, she and Naruto were happy for him. But Sakura became more worry for him when he was matched to face Gaara in the finals.
When Sasuke was fighting Gaara at the finals, Sakura was still worry 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, which made Naruto had to 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. Not even knowing that Sasuke was angry at Naruto for learning the Summoning Technique, and that he had taking credit on defeating Gaara. 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, 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. 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 fail to notice that Sasuke's Curse of Hatred was making him more mean and violent than before.
When Sasuke challenged Naruto to a fight, 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. 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. 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.
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 depress that they fail 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 fail 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. She was deeply sad at the fact that he had to be killed by Konoha ninja 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. In the end, she found herself unable to kill Sasuke. 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. 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. When everyone except Team Kakashi were trap in the genjutsu, Sakura asked Sasuke what they should do. But Sasuke, rudely told her that she can't do nothing since she is not strong enough like him or Naruto.
When Sasuke was trap 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 as she lay on Sasuke, he thanked her for helping him get out. After Kaguya's defeat, Sakura and Sai knew that Sasuke could be trusted, which was confirmed with his intention of starting a revolution. Sakura tried to appeal to Sasuke, confessing her deep love for him once more, only to be silenced by 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 worry 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 to finally redeemed himself and his clan 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. 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, 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). Years later, Sasuke returned to the village and married her. Sakura followed Sasuke in his travels which led her to become pregnant. 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 to which Sakura seemingly made peace with. 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.
She also demonstrates her loyalty to Sasuke, which is seen when she pretended to be a helpless hostage to trick Shin into revealing information about his plans on Sasuke's behalf before deciding to finish him off. Sakura smiled when Sarada asked her father if he believed that they are bonded by connections, which he confirmed yes by reasoning that he and Sakura have her as their daughter. Upon returning to Konoha, Sakura had her first family dinner with Sasuke and Sarada. After an unknown period of time, Sasuke prepared to leave to continue his travelling. Sakura happily watched Sasuke embrace and affectionately poke Sarada in the forehead, promising to return. Sakura also retains some of her childish traits, as seen when Sasuke ignored her initiative for a kiss and she sulked just as she did as a genin.
Now as a married couple, Sakura refers to Sasuke as darling and often as her husband. Whereas Sasuke often refers to Sakura as his wife. Both of them would not only watch over their daughter, but their teammates son Boruto as well. Since both of their children are now on the same team, and that Naruto still have his duties as Hokage to handle.
Uzumaki NarutoEditWhen he first met 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.
Well Naruto was too busy preparing the village to host the Chunin exams, he approved of Sasuke training Boruto to get him prepared for the exam. But men were disappointed that Boruto had been cheating this whole entire time during the Chunin exam to win his match against Shikadai. Then, Momoshiki and Otsutsuki Kinshiki attacked, and Naruto defended 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. 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 who won this time, even by making jokes. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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 they either are 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 is sought out after by a creepy scientist, Orochimaru in the case of Sasuke, Mayuri Kurotsuchi in the case of Uryu, who wish to use their bodies for "experiments."
- Both is 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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