BackgroundSasuke is the second and youngest son of Mikoto and Uchiha Fugaku. He was born on July 23, therefore his father named him after the Third Hokage's father in the hopes that he would someday be just as strong as a shinobi just like his namesake. As an infant, Sasuke would only allowed Itachi and Mikoto to hold him without crying, but if someone else holds him he would start crying. However he would immediately be happy once he was held by his big brother again. When he was a toddler, while playing with Itachi on the front porch. Sasuke unknowably saw his older brother's Sharingan. He then continued to hug his older brother after seeing this. When Itachi is about to leave the house with Shisui, Sasuke asks Itachi to play with him but he tells him that has a mission. This shocks Sasuke overall, since Itachi promised him that they will play together. It was during this time that Sasuke would get the forehead poke.
While being in the village, Sasuke heard how the villagers blamed Naruto for Minato's death. However Sasuke saw Naruto run pass him since he heard how they villagers spoke about him in a rudely way. But he didn't knew that was Naruto, and he had called him weird. While at the age of 4, he begs Itachi to teach him shurikenjutsu. Itachi tells him he's busy, and suggests he asks their father. Sasuke takes Itachi's constant claims of business as proof he dislikes him. Itachi denies it, pokes him in the forehead, and tells Sasuke the next time their parents are off, he might have time to spend with Sasuke. At dinner, Sasuke asks them about it, and they confirm they'll be off visiting Mikoto's family. They offer to take Sasuke, and are surprised to learn Itachi said he'd teach Sasuke. The next day, Itachi trains Sasuke in throwing kunai. That night, Itachi makes them dinner. While thinking he overdid it. The two sleep outside. With Itachi tries to teach the meaning of the clan's crest but Sasuke says he will simply surpass Itachi. The next day, Itachi left for a mission
During his childhood, Sasuke grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Uchiha Itachi, a natural prodigy who many in the Uchiha clan and the village expected Sasuke to match or surpass him in talent. Sasuke himself adored Itachi, never passing up an opportunity to spend time with him. Although Itachi welcomed his company, letting Sasuke watch him train and taking him on adventures into the forests. Itachi never helped Sasuke become a better shinobi. When asked, he would instead poke Sasuke's forehead and promise to do so some other time, which he never would. Sasuke found this annoying, but didn't allow it to blemish his high opinion of his brother.
When he enrolled into the Ninja Academy, Sasuke proved to be the standout of his class, consistently getting top grades. He encountered Sakura as she tries to confess her feeling to him, but he says he doesn't know her. During a festival, he refused to take a flower from Ino. However he could never meet the same milestones Itachi had set, resulting in their father paying Sasuke little attention. Aware of this neglect, Itachi who being increasingly busy tried to stand in for their father by giving Sasuke the recognition he craved, at times even blackmailing Fugaku to spend time with Sasuke.As time went on, Itachi started became distant and cold towards their family, culminating in a falling out with much of the Uchiha clan on their suspicion that he'd killed his best friend, Uchiha Shisui. Sasuke did not understand the reason for this, but he didn't mind the side-effect: his father began taking an interest in his development. Fugaku taught Sasuke how to perform the Great Fireball Technique, which he mastered in a week, beating Itachi's own time. Fugaku stated his pride in Sasuke for this accomplishment. But at the same time encouraged him not to follow in Itachi's footsteps. Nevertheless, Sasuke was glad to be acknowledge by his father, and to finally enjoy his company. A week after he master the Great Fireball Technique, Sasuke told Itachi that he was going to go train and asked him to help him. But Itachi told him that he was too tired, however Sasuke told Itachi that he is never too tire. Itachi then poked Sasuke's forehead which surprised him. While leaving Itachi told Sasuke that he would have to train him some other time. This annoyed Sasuke after hearing this.
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. Even though Sasuke was clueless that his clan was going to do a coup e'tat against the village, he was seen at the Ninja Academy beating Naruto in a race. He told Naruto that he was lying about not being serious. Sasuke also told Naruto that he'll never defeat him in anything, which led for Naruto to challenge him to a game of higher-jump. However Sasuke told Naruto that he is no match for him.
While being at home with his mother, Sasuke discussed with her about the relationship between him, Itachi and his father. He was surprised when Mikoto told him that Fugaku does cares about him, and that he talks about him all the time when she is with him. Before heading to the Ninja Academy, Sasuke told his father that he will awaken the Sharingan someday because he is his son. While walking to the Ninja Academy, Sasuke saw Uruchi and Teyaki outside their shop. He learned a little bit about Itachi's past from them but was angry that he was Itachi's age when the former graduated from the Ninja Academy. At the Ninja Academy, Sasuke was seen throwing shurikens.
After a long day of training, Sasuke returned home that same night to find the streets littered with the bodies of the Uchiha. He rushed home to notify his family of the Uchiha Clan Massacre, only to find Itachi standing over the bodies of their dead parents. Sasuke tried to solicit help and comfort from Itachi, but Itachi responded by using Tsukuyomi on him to torment him with visions of him murdering their family. Horrified by what Itachi had done, Sasuke pleaded for an explanation, to which Itachi replied that it was to test his own power. Fearful that he would be next, Sasuke tried to run. But Itachi cornered him on the streets and explained to Sasuke, that he was not worth killing. Only by becoming stronger, such as by acquiring his own Mangekyo Sharingan, could he prove a worthwhile challenge to Itachi's abilities. Itachi also lie to Sasuke saying that he killed Shisui by awakening his Mangekyo Sharingan, which shocked Sasuke. Before leaving, Itachi encouraged Sasuke to hate him, to desire revenge, and to gain power from that. Sasuke immediately followed through, pursuing Itachi and using his newly-awakened Sharingan to attack him. The attack failed and Sasuke passed out, but not before glimpsing Itachi crying; Sasuke would forget this had happened for many years.Sasuke, now one of the last surviving Uchiha, was alone. He spent the first few days after the massacre wandering in his family's compound, reflecting on the people who were now gone. Therefore Sasuke officially decided to do what Itachi had instructed and dedicated his life to vengeance, having no other interest than bringing about Itachi's death. He threw himself into his studies at the Ninja Academy, making no effort to have friends and ignoring all of the girls' attempts to gain his affection. Even though he was still the best student in class, Sasuke would try to seek comfort on the little bridge where his father taught him the Great Fireball Technique. However his dead-last classmate, Uzumaki Naruto, disliked Sasuke's cool personality and the attention he received. Naruto developed a one-sided rivalry in his pursuit to prove himself just to be better than Sasuke. For his part, Sasuke thought little of Naruto and was usually annoyed by his outbursts. However he finally understood Naruto's pain of being an orphan, despite the fact that he never wanted to admit it.
But even though Naruto would look at Sasuke with a sad expression on his face by watching him sit on a bridge. He would switch to an annoyed expression on his face to show Sasuke that he hated him, in which Sasuke would do the same to him whenever he looked at him. However before Naruto would start to walk away again, both would at times, secretly smile at each other. Indicating they actually wanted to be friends due to their similarities, of mainly being orphans. Including at how hard both worked because of each other. Ironically, for all the attention he received, Naruto was the only person among his peers who understood Sasuke due to the painful experiences he had.
Nevertheless, even though Sasuke hated Iruka's class lectures. He would pass every single technique that Iruka would review. This is when Sasuke would refer to Naruto as "dobe". In the English version, he would call Naruto "loser". While still being the best in his class, Sasuke notice that Hiruzen would always comfort by patting him on his head. However at the age of 10, Sasuke would develop a habit by saying "Hn" whenever he spoke to his classmates and teachers. In the English version, he would say "Hmph" to his classmates. But at the age of eleven, Sasuke started to fold his hands together on top of a desk, and would place his hands in his pant pockets whenever he walked away.
PersonalitySasuke was a happy child, eager to please his clan and be worthy of his family name. It turns out that his original dream was to join the Konoha Military Police Force when he grew up. While being in his clans compound, he would show great respect to his parents by calling them "Mom" and "Dad". In the English version, he would call his parents "Mother" and "Father". Sasuke would also show great pride to Itachi by calling him "Brother". But in the English version, he refers to Itachi as "Big Brother". Whenever he was with Uruchi and Teyaki, he would call them "Auntie" and "Uncle". However all this changed after his entire family was killed by Itachi, the person he most admired in the world. He became cold toward others, such as being unmoved by what his classmates think of him and being uninterested in what they do. Therefore he choose instead to keep things to himself. He stopped using Japanese honorifics like "sensei" or "sama", something considered rude in the Japanese language and culture.
His only goal in life became to take revenge for his family's deaths, and by extension acquire the power needed for that revenge. His eyes had become darker, more intense, and a meaner hateful stare than the ones that the villagers of Konoha had when they looked at Naruto. However Naruto was able to tell that Sasuke was looking at someone else with his hateful eyes. Despite this, Naruto played a key role in helping Sasuke retain some of his former self, by being happy his the main reason that Naruto is pushing himself so hard to become stronger. Early on Sasuke despised Naruto because he believed his constitution to be weak, but as he continued to watch him, he came to silently admire Naruto's strength: a strength that reminded Sasuke of his brother before the massacre. Ironically whenever Sasuke was with Naruto, he would call the latter dobe aka "Usuratonkachi (ウスラトンカチ), while Naruto would refer to him as "teme". But in the English version, Sasuke refers to Naruto as "loser", whereas Naruto calls him "jerk". The only thing he would say to his other classmates was "Hn". In the English version, he would say "Hmph" to his classmates.
Sasuke also hated cooperating with teams, focusing instead on relentless personal training to become strong. He is a talented prodigy in his own right, garnering respect and recognition from those around him. The pursuit of power, difficult enough on its own, is something that Sasuke repeatedly struggles with. Whenever he meets new people, he makes an evaluation of their abilities: those he perceives to be weaker than himself he arrogantly disregards, giving them as little attention as possible so that they won't hold him back. Those he perceives as stronger he fixates over and tries to surpass, especially when he believes he should be their equal.
As a member of Team Kakashi, he is repeatedly exposed to Kakashi's philosophy that there is strength in teamwork. For a time Sasuke accepts this, and develops an attachment to his team-mates, to the point where he risked his life numerous times to protect them. After a humiliating defeat at Itachi's hands in Part I, Sasuke concluded his time in Konoha with his friends had made him weak, and he decided to sever his ties and left to seek the power he desired from Orochimaru.Prior to Sasuke's defection, Kakashi tries to point out the contradiction in Sasuke's viewpoint: he is driven to gain power because of the relationships he lost when his family died, yet sacrifices the family he still has (Team 7) so as to gain that power. He is affected by what Kakashi says at the time, but he decides to make revenge his top priority. After defecting, Sasuke becomes more callous, unemotional, and confident in himself. He allows Orochimaru to experiment on him, and showed no care for what would happen to him as long as he gained the power to kill Itachi. However Sasuke turns on Orochimaru when he concluded that the sannin is no longer needed him, and killed him after he used him anyway. Despite wanting to complete his goal on his own, he sought help from Karin, Hozuki Suigetsu and Jugo, who reminds him of Team Kakashi.
At first, Sasuke was unwilling to kill those unrelated to his revenge. But after learning the truth about Itachi, his hatred overcame to him to the point where his chakra became more colder including that he wanted to kill anyone who stood in his way, and was willing to kill the innocent among Konoha to destroy the village. Therefore he slaughtered numerous samurai in cold blood when he attacked the Kage Summit. He challenged four of the Kage before killing Danzo, and stabs Karin when she is useless to him. Sasuke also tries to kill Team 7 when they try to stop him from pursuing his goal of destroying Konoha, and believed that he could sever all his bonds by killing Naruto. Soon after he allies with Obito, and the Akatsuki when their goals align. However Sasuke leaves them without comment when he no longer needs them. His abandonment of all his former loyalties, and his criminal acts convince his former classmates that Sasuke is beyond salvation.
Sasuke gets the chance to question his brother's motives, and Itachi, on the brink of a second death, gives straight answers. Itachi apologizes, says that he will always fight for the village, but also clarifies that he loves Sasuke no matter what. This exchange made a sobering impression on Sasuke. After his final encounter with Itachi, Sasuke is left uncertain about what course to take; Orochimaru hypothesises this indecision is due to Sasuke, for the first time, being without anybody to tell him what to do. Sasuke summons "The Ones Who Know Everything," and they tell him "A ninja is someone who endures". Disillusioned by and tired of all of the pain and death that he himself and others have experienced due to the shinobi system, Sasuke decides that something needs to change.
From long contemplation, Sasuke decides that the desire for retribution that drove him for so long is the perfect solution to the world's problems. He thinks that if a single individual, what Sasuke calls the "Hokage", is solely responsible for making the difficult decisions. Then killing them and the like for the greater good, will make everybody unified in their hatred of that individual. He volunteers himself for that responsibility, and in order to prepare himself. Sasuke plans to eliminate what few friendships he still has, namely Naruto. While battling, Sasuke notes they have both come a long way, and now fight for ideals. They exhaust themselves to the point that after the battle Sasuke asks why Naruto always insisted on getting in his way. But Naruto refusing to give up on saving Sasuke from darkness, demonstrates while answering that their friendship is too fundamental to who Sasuke is and that it cannot be broken. Including that he feels Pain whenever Sasuke is hurt. Upon coming to terms with this, Sasuke stops fighting the many bonds he's made, and ultimately chooses to die so the Curse of Hatred would die along with him. However after further convincing from Naruto, Sasuke chose to live to find redemption rather than die.
After accepting defeat to Naruto and returning to Konoha, Sasuke matures by becoming a genuinely warm and caring person to his friends and comrades. According to Boruto, Naruto refers to Sasuke as the "other Hokage", due to Naruto protecting the village from the inside whereas Sasuke supports Naruto and protects the village from the outside. However, Sasuke never recognizes himself as a Hokage due his past criminal acts, and his personal life-long journey of atonement. He also has strong teaching skills, similar to The Sixth Hokage before him, as demonstrated by his instruction to Boruto and his faith in the younger generation as a whole. Where Naruto falters and claims that things can change, Sasuke insists that a shinobi's heart remains the same.
One of Sasuke's most significant bonds is the one he has with his older brother, Uchiha Itachi, who by merely being mentioned can elicit strong reactions from Sasuke's otherwise calm demeanor. As an infant, Itachi was the only person that Sasuke allowed to hold him without crying, to which he would immediately be happy once he was held by his big brother again. Sasuke adored Itachi when he was a child, enjoying his company above all others'. When Itachi murdered the rest of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke was crushed not only by the loss of his family, but also by what Itachi told him: that he had never loved Sasuke. Sasuke devotes years of his life to avenging their family by killing Itachi, which Itachi encourages whenever they meet. Sasuke is accordingly careful not to follow Itachi's instructions too closely, such as by not acquiring a Mangekyo Sharingan, as he doesn't want Itachi to have the satisfaction. After Itachi dies in battle by Sasuke's hand, he learns that the hateful older brother that Itachi seemed to be was an act. Including that in truth, Sasuke was the most precious person to Itachi; his murder of the Uchiha was done as instructions of Konoha, in order to protect Sasuke. Sasuke becomes overwhelmed by this discovery and starts conspiring against Konoha, and all its citizens for ruining his and Itachi's lives, even knowing full well it isn't what Itachi would want him to do. He changes his mind after he is able to speak to a reincarnated Itachi, adopting some of Itachi's views: he decides to fight for Konoha's future so that Itachi's actions aren't made meaningless, and bases his understanding of the "Hokage" around the decisions Itachi made. He also starts poking the foreheads of others as a sign of affection, something Itachi used to always do with him.
Upon being pardoned and able to travel the world, Sasuke observes the same feelings of mutual pain and joy between him and Naruto, between others, but also recognizes that not everybody has their abilities to preserve such feelings. He resolves that people entrust those feelings with them because they have faith that they can endure, and that makes them ninjas. During his time as a wanderer, Sasuke was a recluse, keeping contact with people to an absolute minimum. However he knows he has a lot more he needs to learn. This was shown when he single-handedly defeated Kido's Anbu squad, but not before leaving strong evidence that he was responsible along with not even saying hello to his friends, who were also involved with taking down Kido and his men. Sasuke would also maintain a strong sense of pride, as shown when him ignored the messages of if he was responsible for plotting to destroy Konoha, and only returning upon learning that Sakura was kidnapped. He also briefly had a one-sided conversation with Kakashi to pridefully boast that only he can protect Konoha if Naruto was not around, and left immediately afterwards without giving Kakashi a chance to respond.
By acknowledging and atoning for his mistakes, Sasuke was freed from hate and vengeance, and able to reflect curiously on his past without vitriol. He considers Itachi and Naruto often, two people he credits as his saviors. He also uses his missing left arm as a constant reminder of everything he has overcome. Sasuke reverts back to the type of person he was prior to the massacre; being kind to others and displaying a sense of humor but maintaining his aloof exterior. Although publicly regarded as a hero for his role in the war, Sasuke feels that his crimes and imperfections out weigh anything heroic he has ever done.
Sasuke first met Haruno Sakura when they were children in the Ninja Academy. Where his good looks caused her to become infatuated with him, which later grew into love. On his part Sasuke was aware Sakura had feelings for him, but he showed no interest in her, and considered her to be annoying. After they became team-mates they began to interact more, and acknowledge each other's strengths and weaknesses, causing Sasuke to think of her as someone he needs to protect. Despite feeling grateful of how much she is willing to do to make him happy, he still abandons the prospect of being with her to pursue revenge and defect Konoha. By the time the Fourth Shinobi War gets underway, Sasuke had becomes so consumed with hatred that he was willing to kill Sakura, who was left devastated of how cruel he had become. After the war, a redeemed Sasuke apologizes to Sakura, and she tearfully forgives him therefore allowing them to reconcile. They later maintain a long distant relationship while he pursues a journey of redemption. However Sasuke was indecisive of whether to settle in Konoha, until he learns from Naruto's letter that Sakura never lost faith in him, which causes him to return to the village.
A couple of years later, they would eventually travel together. During Sasuke and Sakura's traveling, they got married and had a daughter named Uchiha Sarada. Due to his mission, Sasuke is absent for most of Sarada's childhood, although he feels a deep connection to her and Sakura. Upon meeting for the first time in years, Sasuke failed to recognize Sarada and hurted her feelings by refusing to answer her questions about his absence; however, Sasuke admitted his mistakes as a father and was willing to apologize for them. Sasuke even has strong parenting skills, as he trusted Sarada's abilities enough to let her join in a dangerous battle with him. Sasuke loves his daughter dearly, as he puts her safety above his own and it is shown that he has a strong soft spot for her. He shows her great affection by hugging her, and poking her on the forehead while promising her that he'll come home from returning to his traveling. True to being a parent, Sasuke is prone to being filled with pride upon seeing his daughter's growth. He is also supportive of her goal to become Hokage, and not end up like him. Sasuke is very wary of Sarada's feelings, to the point where he criticizes anyone who upsets her. Even if he is willing to lie to her if the truth will make her sad or angry. Sasuke is especially cautious to make sure Sarada never learns about his past as a criminal, so this way he can make sure that she is not ostracized and will hate him. While Sasuke is happy in his marriage to Sakura, he enjoys teasing her by declining to show her affection.
Despite becoming wiser, mature, and caring, Sasuke retains some of the ruthless he had when he was victimized by the Curse of Hatred: he offered the child Shin a chance to stand down when he stood between Sasuke and his real target, the adult Shin, but did not have any reservations cutting down a child when he refused and when Shojoji saw Sasuke was interrogating him, Sasuke taunted him by saying he knew full well how far he was willing to go to obtain information he needs.
Perhaps Sasuke's longest relationship is the one he's had with Uzumaki Naruto, the other member of Team Kakashi. As an orphan, Naruto spent his life alone in much the same way that Sasuke did after the Uchiha clan's assassination. Despite this similar background, Sasuke withdrew inwards by focusing on himself. Whereas Naruto looked outwards, seeking others. Such differences within such similarities, made Sasuke the best student in their Ninja Academy class, and Naruto the worst student become natural rivals. Sasuke refrained from acknowledging their rivalry until he discovered that competition with Naruto was an effective way of improving his abilities. When Naruto starts shows signs of being the strongest in Part I, Sasuke becomes jealous. Therefore he decides to give him a drive to not only become stronger than Itachi, but Naruto as well. Since Naruto took credit for defeating Gaara, and had took credit for their land of tea mission. The two battle on the hospital rooftop where they almost killed Sakura, but they were stopped just in time by Kakashi. After their battle was interrupted, Sasuke was more angry when he saw that Naruto's Rasengan had caused more damage to the back of a huge water tank. At the Final Valley, Sasuke admits at the end of Part I that Naruto is his closest friend, a bond he tries to break repeatedly during Part II by killing Naruto.
These attempts on his life never deter Naruto, instead driving him to become stronger as well. By the end of the Fourth Shinobi War, Naruto and Sasuke are equals, with neither one willing or able to decisively defeat the other. When they fight past the point of being able to move, Naruto describes the idea of life without Sasuke as painful, even referring to him as his brother. In that moment, Sasuke realizes that, as with Itachi that he had always been jealous of Naruto. He accordingly surrenders, and accepts Naruto's friendship. Afterwards Sasuke asked Naruto to allow him to die in order to break the cycle of hatred including to give Kakashi his Sharingan, but Naruto refused and convinced Sasuke to stay alive. Although despite traveling often, he still keeps tabs on Konoha, and returns to protect the village whenever Naruto is away. Though they maintain their rivalry, they are on more friendly terms. Even with Sasuke telling Naruto's son, Uzumaki Boruto, that his father's many seemingly impossible accomplishments enabled him to become the Hokage. Although Naruto returned Sasuke's forehead protector, he doesn't wear it but it keeps it on his person during his long travels, suggesting he values the forehead protector as proof of their friendship before passing it to Boruto.
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. In adulthood, his hair completely covers his right eye. In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Sasuke's hair has changed yet again - becoming much curlier in appearance.
During his early childhood, Sasuke wore a simple long-sleeved black shirt with a raised collar and the Uchiha crest on the back, and black shorts (white in the anime). Sasuke wore the Anbu uniform once when he joined Itachi on a mission to capture a wild boar. Sasuke would also wear a dark blue short sleeve long collar vest, with a black t-shirt inside the vest, white shorts and blue sandals. During a flashback of Naruto and Hinata's childhood sometime after his whole clan was murder, when Iruka asked him and his classmates to write down who they would like to spend their last day with if the earth was destroy, or if the moon was falling towards earth, Sasuke was seen wearing his part I outfit.
According to Senju Hashirama, Sasuke bares a striking resemblance to Uchiha Izuna. Sasuke is considered quite handsome as most girls near his age become very infatuated with him. At the beginning of Part I, Sasuke's clothing consisted of the traditional Uchiha clothing: a navy blue, short-sleeved shirt with a high collar and the Uchiha crest on the back and white arm warmers, which he stopped wearing after the Chunin Exams, along with white shorts. In the last stage of the Chunin Exams, he wore a black, one-pieced version of this outfit with many small arm-belts adorning his left arm and similar bands around both legs. As the story progressed, the Uchiha symbol became smaller and smaller until after he defeats his brother.
Initially, Sasuke wore a short blue-clothed forehead protector with the Konoha symbol on the metallic plate. After suffering a second defeat from Itachi, Sasuke stopped wearing it for some time. He put it back on during the latter half of his battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End, only to let it drop off at the end. Since then, Sasuke hasn't worn a forehead protector.
In Part II, Sasuke has grown noticeably taller over the two and a half years and more muscular. He was first shown wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, similar in appearance to the lavender long-sleeved shirt worn by Kimimaro and which was open at the torso, with a smaller version of the Uchiha crest on his collar. He wore dark blue pants with a blue cloth hanging from halfway up his stomach to his knees along with black arm guards that covered his forearms and stretched up to reach his upper biceps. He also wore a purple rope belt around his waist, tied in a bow, in which he carries his sword. After battling Deidara, he switched to a sleeveless dark grey shirt. His arm guards were also removed, and he started wearing bandages on his wrists, under which he wore special armbands with seals where he stores various shuriken. He also wore a black cloak with this. After he encountered and battled Itachi, he reverted to a white (grey in the anime) high-collared short-sleeved shirt similar in appearance to the blue shirt he commonly wore in Part I but with a zipper. He also wears blue wrist warmers with his shuriken armbands hidden underneath. He briefly wore an Akatsuki cloak along with this.
Another noticeable trait is that along with this new outfit, Sasuke began letting his hair hang over his forehead. The Uchiha crest on the back of his outfit has returned to its original size since his battle with Itachi. While adjusting to Itachi's eyes at the Mountains' Graveyard, he is seen wearing black Uchiha robes similar to those worn by Madara in his youth with a belt sash around his waist, though he would revert back to his previous clothing. After meeting the spirit of Otsutsuki Hagoromo and receiving his chakra and therefore the Rinnegan, Sasuke also obtained a dark crescent-moon mark on his left palm, though he later lost this mark after Kaguya's sealing. Following his final battle with Naruto after Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke lost his left forearm. Though unlike Naruto, he opts not to have it replaced with a fully manoeuvrable prosthetic forearm.Two years after the Fourth Shinobi War, Sasuke, at age 19, wears a navy blue sash that is wrapped multiple times around his head, which ties his usually spiky hair down and once again pushes his hair over his forehead; when he is no longer wearing the sash, his hair remains the way it does. He now wears a black high-collared shirt, similar to what he wore throughout the majority of Part I. His right forearm is wrapped in navy blue bandages, matching his headband. He also wears a tattered light brown poncho with a hood that covers the majority of his upper and lower body, and serves the purpose of concealing his missing left arm. Underneath this poncho, Sasuke wears a midriff-exposing flak jacket similar to those worn in Kumogakure, which covers his right shoulder as well. Sasuke is also noticeably wearing three necklaces, which are each colored a faded green, red, and yellow, over top of his poncho. He now wears tattered light blue pants, while his ankles are wrapped in bandages that wrap all the way around his open-toed sandals. He also again wields his sword, which he conceals under the poncho.
Several years later, Sasuke's appearance has matured greatly, with his hair being grown out and his bangs being styled similarly to Madara's. He dons a black coat with a white shirt underneath it, a purple belt, black pants and sandals. He also is shown wielding a new sword concealed under the coat, and carries a purple bag on his right shoulder. He once again wears a forehead protector, letting it hang from his left hip. In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Sasuke's cloak has also changed. Although virtually identical to his old one, with the only noticeable difference being that it no longer has silver buttons on the collar.
Like his older brother Itachi, Sasuke is recognised as a natural prodigy of the Uchiha clan, graduating at the top of his class in the Ninja Academy. He makes a strong impression on Kakashi Hatake in the bell test and fights on par with strong shinobi such as Haku and Gaara in Part I. Powerful individuals have noted Sasuke's great potential: Orochimaru offers to help drastically increase his power; Uchiha Madara notes he would have liked to recruit Sasuke had he only been born a few years earlier. Under Orochimaru's tutelage for two-and-a-half years, Sasuke grows strong enough to fight and pressure members of the Akatsuki, such as Deidara and Itachi, two of the Five Kage, and defeat Shimura Danzo, one of Konoha's strongest ninja. With the Six Paths Chakra, he could easily overwhelm Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchuriki. And lastly fight Naruto, who had received Six Paths Sage Mode, to a standstill before he admits defeat. Kurama even compared Sasuke's prowess to that of the Sage of Six Paths. As an adult, despite losing his left arm, his prowess only continued to grow, with the loss of one of his arms not impending him at all, as he could defeat all the kekkei genkai shinobi of the Coliseum without using his Sharingan. Years later, his prowess had improved even further, deemed as a shinobi of power and skill at legendary proportions, capable of taking on the entire world, and is considered to be the only equal of Naruto as the Seventh Hokage in power and skill. He could despite being weakened, force a Shin Clone to flee and fight off Shin himself for a time. At full power, Sasuke could fight on par with Otsutsuki Kinshiki, an individual capable of taking on several Kage at once and help Naruto in overwhelming Momoshinki after he absorbed Kishinki.
Sasuke's chakra is quite strong, in part because he is the reincarnation of Otsutsuki Indra. Though this quality is never really touched upon in Part I, it is frequently noted in Part II: whenever Sasuke's Curse of Hatred deepens, others remark how much stronger, darker, and more sinister his chakra becomes, with Kurama even comparing it's strength and darkness to Madara Uchiha himself and Sasuke being able to break out of Danzo's Cursed Seal with sheer chakra strength. His reserves are also quite large, enough to use Chidori twice a day during Part I without aid. They increase by Part II as Sasuke becomes able to use Chidori and related techniques multiple times in a single day as well as summon creatures as large as Manda even while exhausted from a long battle. He was also able to make use of his Mangekyo Sharingan recklessly alongside several chakra-taxing techniques for an extended period of time before finally succumbing to exhaustion. His chakra control, though less refined than Sakura Haruno's, is nevertheless excellent, able to perform many advanced techniques with few to no hand seals and effectively perform hand seals between his own and an enemy's hand. By the time of adulthood, after losing one of his arms, he can use one-handed hand seals.
Sasuke is highly capable in taijutsu, enough to compete in hand to hand combat against highly skilled practitioners such as Kakashi, Demon Brothers, and Haku on several occasions. After copying Lee's Strong Fist, Sasuke advanced his taijutsu enough to create his own manuevers and after months of training with Kakashi, managed to refine much of it and improve his skill dramatically enough to briefly fight off the Sound Four and dominate Naruto in hand to hand combat. Training with Orochimaru improved his skill even further, becoming able to fight off Itachi and even duel Kakashi on near equal grounds while battered and exhausted. He would later stalemate Naruto in their final battle.
Despite his skill in Taijutsu, however, it is not his emphasis; he predominately uses it to create an opening for ninjutsu or when he runs low on chakra. His most consistent physical display is his speed, and by extension his reaction time: Haku remarks on how impressive Sasuke is in both regards during their battle. After re-awakening his Sharingan, Sasuke concentrates on honing his speed, and reflexes so that he can react to the Sharingan's heightened visual information, which he accomplishes by imitating Rock Lee's movements. His speed has improved enough to be faster than the Shield of Sand and physically incapacitate opponents before they realize he's even approached them.
In Part II, Sakura, after re-encountering Sasuke for the first time in Part II, finds the improvement to his abilities unnaturally high and hypothesises that he was given drugs by Orochimaru. Orochimaru is known to have experimented on Sasuke, enough to make him immune to poisons, but it's not known what other modifications he may have received. He acquires some of Orochimaru's attributes after absorbing him, such as additional chakra reserves, a faster healing rate, and the ability to shed his body, all of which are lost when Orochimaru is removed from him.
Sasuke's speed dramatically increased by Part II. Such as being 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 Lightning Armor Clad 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 was able keep this power after awakening it.
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 Danzo 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. Upon clashing with Naruto in the Valley of the End, their physical strength proved to be on par with each other, with the impact causing the Valley's Stones of Hashirama and Madara to crack. By adulthood, Sasuke's physical strength, speed and overall Taijutsu prowess have improved dramatically, making him capable of effectively keeping up with Naruto in his Six Paths Sage Mode.
In Part I, Sasuke was branded with the Cursed Seal of Heaven by Orochimaru. When activated, the cursed seal forcefully absorbed Sasuke's chakra, replacing it with Orochimaru's senjutsu chakra which covered his body with a flame-like pattern and granted him enhanced chakra and physical capacity. Initially, the seal would activate and overwhelm Sasuke when using chakra or getting emotional, making him only able to control it with sheer will. After defecting from Konoha, the Sound Four advanced Sasuke's Cursed Seal, letting him unleash and control its power at will. When accessing the seal's Stage Two, Sasuke's skin turned dark grey with a black four-point star-mark between his eyes and across the bridge of his nose. His sclerae and irides turned black and yellow respectively (except when using his Sharingan), along with his lips turning blue. He also grew claw-like nails and his hair grows to waist-length. He could also grow large webbed hand-shaped wings on his back that allowed him to fly. This form granted him further enhanced chakra and physical capacities comparable to Naruto's one-tailed form.
As a negative effect, prolonged usage of the seal corroded Sasuke's body and mind, causing him some pain and darkening his personality. However in Part II, his training seemingly gained him complete control of the seal, able to handle it unhindered for long periods of time and even perform partial transformations at will. Since Itachi removed Orochimaru from Sasuke's body and sealed him, the seal was also removed. Despite this, Sasuke's being still proved compatible with the cursed seal's source, Jugo, who since allied himself with Sasuke. He can benefit from this by having Jugo's power perform feats like healing Sasuke or augmenting his techniques with Jugo's senjutsu chakra.
Since early childhood, Sasuke has displayed great skill and use of various ninja tools which has grown and diversified over time. He is skilled in the use of wire strings, using them for a variety of purposes ranging from rappelling, to manipulating the path of his shurikens, to ensnaring an opponent and setting them on fire. His level with both trap and weapon-based tactics even surprised Kakashi during their first bell test. In the anime, he also used a set of chains to ensnare foes.
Since early childhood, Sasuke has displayed great skill and use of various ninja tools which has grown and diversified over time. 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
By Part II, Sasuke became a highly skilled user of kenjutsu and acquired a chokuto, which become a major part of his fighting style. Later on he names his sword as the "Sword of Kusanagi". His skill could defeat hundreds of Oto-nin unscathed without killing them, as well as kill multiple samurai, even deflecting their barrage of chakra blasts. Sasuke's swordsmanship was even acknowledged by Mifune, a famous sword master after he effectively blocked the samurai's attack. His lethal swordsmanship is very versatile, using impressive speed and precision behind his attacks to leave little time for enemies to react. He can effectively wield it in either hand using a normal or reverse grip, giving him various attack and defence styles to use. He can use his blade as a mid-range projectile with great precision. By adulthood, Sasuke becomes skilled enough to instantly switch between wielding his sword backhanded and normally even during a clash.
Sasuke is also well-versed in usage of kunai and shuriken, showing tremendous aim while still in the Academy. Tactically, he can use techniques like hiding a second shuriken in the shadow of the first and control the path of them using wire strings to ensnare an opponent with the strings. Sasuke's aim and tactical skills are almost on par with Itachi, able to effectively hit targets in a blind-spot by accurately deflecting one kunai off another. Since his battle with Itachi in Part II, he wears a pair of bracelets with a special seal to instantly summon shuriken and kunai of various size and shape, becoming able to unleash a large barrage at a blazing speed that rivals that of his brother's. After launching, he can perform a sneak attack by rigging the blades to disconnect and launch them into separate directions. Sasuke can also enhance the cutting power of his weapons by infusing them with his lightning chakra.
Since at a young age, Sasuke was trained in archery, however his aim was not very good at first as he was unable to hit a large boar directly in front of him from a high vantage point. As he matured in both age and skill, his aim improved to the point of striking targets as quick and elusive as Kabuto in his Sage Mode. He now uses this skill exclusively through his Susanoo, and even incorporates his elemental nature transformations through it for more devastating techniques.
Sasuke's training with Orochimaru has given him great skill in fuinjutsu 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 TransformationSasuke can utilise all five elemental nature transformations as well as Yin–Yang Release. As a recognised Uchiha, Sasuke has great skill in Fire Release, having already mastered his clan's rite of passage technique by age 7. This feat impressed Kakashi, who noted that genin usually require much more experience and developed chakra to perform elemental techniques. He can also use his fire techniques in conjunction with his weapon skills. He can produce a barrage of giant dragon-shaped fireballs that can quickly burn an enemy, even with minimal contact. His Fire Release prowess is shown to be strong enough to easily overpower most Water Release techniques.
By adulthood, Sasuke has mastered Water and Wind Releases enough to be able to combine them to create a makeshift Ice Release.
Sasuke also has a natural affinity for Lightning Release, learning the Chidori under Kakashi's tutelage. By using the Chidori, he is 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. When using his cursed seal or the Six Paths Chakra, his lightning chakra becomes darker in colour, though it's not clear if this changes its actual properties in any way. 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 Mangekyo 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.
SharinganSasuke first awakened his Sharingan on the night of the Uchiha Clan Massacre, though he isn't able to do so again until several years later, at the start of Part I. Sasuke's Sharingan is especially potent, as Orochimaru noted that despite not being fully developed at the time, it was even stronger and greater in clarity than Itachi's. Later, his prowess and skill with his fully matured dojutsu earned him the nickname "Sasuke of the Sharingan" (写輪眼のサスケ). With the Sharingan, Sasuke can see the flow of chakra, accurately reproduce any movement he sees (his own physical skill permitting), track fast-moving objects, and, by the end of Part I, predict opponents' movement to a degree. He can also use Genjutsu: Sharingan for broad purposes such as distraction, interrogation, knocking targets out, or placing them under his control. He can use his Sharingan to relay information to others or enter their subconscious, which in the case of jinchuriki allows him to suppress their tailed beasts.
Sasuke awakened his Mangekyo Sharingan after learning the truth about his older brother's true intentions. The tomoe of Sasuke's Mangekyo 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, allowing him to use it's powers repeatedly without becoming exhausted. 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), 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 Mangekyo, 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 Mangekyo 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 Mangekyo 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. In the Boruto movie, his Susanoo can also be formed around the Nine-Tails in order to give it a sword and armour of its own, and serve as a medium through which Sasuke uses Chidori.
RinneganAfter 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. As an adult, he keeps his Rinnegan active constantly without any strain. 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 was the reason 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's chakra and he can also sense Naruto's Chakra through different dimensions.
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.
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 create attractive forces, 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 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, able to rival Naruto's Six Paths Sage Chakra amplified techniques.
His signature (if not unique) ability with the Rinnegan is Space–Time Ninjutsu. With it, he can perceive distortions in the flow of time, able to see events that happen as normal, although it is unknown if he can negate the effects on himself. His first and most frequently used technique is Amenotejikara, which allows him to instantly swap places of any two targets in a specific range. In adulthood, his Space–Time Ninjutsu became advanced enough to teleport much greater distances and even travel through dimensions, even with others; In the Boruto movie, these inter-dimensional portals manifest as dark oval-shaped spirals, although only a fixed number of time before needing to recharge, during which he can once again only teleport in small distances. This is noticed when his Rinnengan had lost it's six tomoe.
From a young age, Sasuke repeatedly showed keen instincts and quick decision making skills, considered by many to be a genius. He is accordingly accustomed to coming up with tactics on the fly, choosing whatever approach, no matter how elaborate, will be most successful at the exact moment. His strategies could be considered irresponsible or risky, as he has on more than one occasion placed himself or allies in harm's way. In combat, he usually remains on the offensive, rarely pausing in his attacks or falling back to regroup. Despite how he proceeds in the midst of combat, Sasuke does tend to be prepared before entering a fight, or as best as he can: he specifically trains to be faster than Gaara's sand. He has shown tactical sense in teamwork, able to instantly understand an ally's battle plan with little communication and act accordingly to make it successful.
Sasuke also learn various advanced techniques or utilize basic ones for crafty moves. 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. Likewise, he can use his techniques as setups for his larger-scale ones. Even very skilled shinobi such as Namikaze Minato 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. Including attacking Orochimaru at the moment when his body is weakest. With this knowledge, he was able to resurrect the Sannin using a combination of Anko's cursed seal, a piece of Kabuto's altered body and a special fūinjutsu.
Also he equips himself with the Lightning Flash Blade Creation so that he can compete with Itachi Uchiha's speed. He may even have a strategy in mind that he can work towards throughout a fight, as when he spends part of his fight with Itachi creating conditions for Kirin, even relying on Itachi's own jutsu to facilitate in its use. Sasuke also can effectively coordinate with others, as he showed the ability to perform a series of precise and coordinated attacks with his brother Itachi with minimal planning despite their previous volatile relationship. He 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.Upon reuniting with Naruto after their talk with Hagoromo, he was able to work effectively in tandem with Naruto to combat Madara, further showcasing his ability to be an effective team-mate. 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. After his meeting with Hagoromo, Sasuke could temporarily use a powerful fuinjutsu alongside Naruto, which was strong enough to seal Kaguya. In the anime, during Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke was shown using his chidori stream technique with Shisui's fire. As an adult, he also demonstrated profiency with the Shadow Clone Technique, easily being able to create 8 Clones.
Naruto (Part l)
Introduction arcIn his debut, Sasuke is twelve-years-old and is seen with his classmates as they perform the Shadow Clone Technique required to graduate from the Ninja Academy. After graduation, Sasuke gets into a glaring contest with Naruto when Sakura and Ino flirt with Sasuke, but this leads to the two accidentally kissing. Sasue is placed on Team Kakashi, otherwise known as Team 7, 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, Kakashi, 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 restore his clan and kill a certain man.
The next day, Sasuke met with his team-mates for their "survival test". Accordingly, Hatake Kakashi gave them a bell test, the three of them being tasked with taking the two bells he kept on his person. After Naruto and Sakura fail, Sasuke tries to take a bell on his own and using extreme measures to do so, such as attacking Kakashi (who actually used the replacement technique) with shurikenjustsu and his Fire Release. Kakashi easily defeats Sasuke and lectures him to not consider himself superior compared to his team-mates. Sasuke then hears Sakura cry out and finds her as she awakens from Kakashi's genjutsu, and freaks out when she embraces him. When she suggested they give up, Sasuke thought of his brother and said giving up wasn't an option because he is an avenger. Regrouping with his team, Kakashi explained the purpose of the test was for them to learn teamwork, and even though they failed, he was willing to give them another chance at working together. Despite being told not to feed Naruto, Sasuke offered him his lunch or else Naruto will grow weak and slow them down. As a result of them putting the team before the rules, Kakashi passed them.
Land of Waves arc
After a series of mindless D-rank missions, 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 (calling him a "scaredy-cat") 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 arc
Afterwards, Team 7 resumed doing D-rank missions before Kakashi offered them to enter in the Chunin Exams. Sakura asked Sasuke to spend time with her, but he declined and preferred to train alone. Before the Chunin Exams started, Sasuke fought Rock Lee, who uses his speed to defeat him with his taijutsu prowess, something Sasuke lacked and this left Sasuke shocked that he lost to a "loser" like Lee. 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 but not before they lovingly reconciled, much to Sasuke and his team-mates' disgust. In the first part of the exam, which was taking a written test, Sasuke found the questions too difficult to answer and realized that, to succeed in the written test, it is required to cheat without getting caught, while using his Sharingan to copy the pencil movements of a student in front of him, Sasuke effectively copies the answers. Upon passing the first round, Sasuke was surprise that Naruto was the only one who didn't cheat.
In the second test of the Chunin Exams everyone was placed in the Forest of Death. While inside a different section of the forest, the team is attacked by an imposter disgusted as Naruto, and Sasuke decides they need a long hard password to verify their identity. Afterwards, Sasuke and the team were attacked by who he thought was Kusagakure genin Shiore. Shiore uses genjutsu to paralyze Sasuke and Sakura with fear, however while seeing Sakura being afraid, Sasuke stabs himself in the leg to free himself and get Sakura to safety. They are then found from hiding by a giant snake, and Sasuke becomes targeted by Shiore until Naruto returns. Sasuke offers to give up their scroll in exchange for their safety but Naruto stops him by punching him in the face and calls out to him for being a coward. This shocks Sasuke and with Sakura agreeing with Naruto, this makes Sasuke fight back against Shiore and he defeat him, however Sasuke learns that Shiore 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 the Otogakure genin Zaku and breaks Zaku's arms upon learning that he beat Sakura while she was caring for him and Naruto. It took Sakura's hug and pleas to snap him back to normal. In a flashback detailed in Part II, Sasuke is revealed to have met Karin while saving her from a bear, however he lets her be as he didn't need her scroll.
After passing the second phase, Sakura tried to get Sasuke to give up because of the pain the cursed seal was causing him, but he told her to keep quiet about it or else it will mean he lose the opportunity to get stronger. While he admits he doesn't care about becoming a chunin, he now wants to fight Naruto. Sasuke's match up in the preliminaries was against Akado Yoroi. 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. Knowing that his teammates are worry about him, Sasuke refuses to give up. Having only one option, and remembering his previous encounter with Rock Lee, Sasuke used the Lion Combo. This new technique makes Yoroi get knocked out, and Sasuke advanced to the next round.
Following his win, Sasuke wanted to match everyone compete in their matches to see who will be in the finals. However 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 arc
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. When Sakura is knocked unconscious and nearly killed by Gaara, Sasuke told Naruto to do whatever he could to save Sakura because he didn't want to lose another precious person. When Naruto and Gaara were having their battle, Sasuke rescued Sakura and made sure she was okay before going to assist in the battle, but Naruto had already defeated and reformed Gaara. Later Sasuke and Team Kakashi with all the other shinobi attended the Third Hokage's funeral, mourning his death.
Search for Tsunade arc
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 and healed him that he regained consciousness. A tearfully relieved Sakura embraced him and, for the first time ever, Sasuke didn't reject her affection and seemingly accepted it.
Later on, during the fireworks display, since the fireworks festival is a celebration for Tsunade being the current Hokage. Sasuke is seen standing next to his teammates while looking at the fireworks. He then starts to feel Sakura lean on him but when Naruto leans on her, Sasuke pushes them off him and Sakura punches Naruto for ruining the event. He then looks at Sakura after she punched Naruto.
Land of Tea arc
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 arc
Motivated by anger over Itachi still being stronger, and his jealously to Naruto for becoming stronger in a short period of time, Sasuke begins treating Naruto and Sakura with contempt. Even Sakura visited him every day in the hospital and took care of him, he began ignoring her. He eventually forces Naruto into fighting him on the hospital roof and berating Naruto for acting like he's better, to which Naruto refutes. Initially Naruto doesn't take the battle seriously and as Sasuke begins to fight back with more force, they prepare to end the fight with Rasengan and Chidori before Kakashi stops the two as they use their strongest attacks on each other. Despite a scolding from Kakashi, Sasuke leaves without comment. 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 and sacrificing his friends to avenge the family he lost is more painful the latter, Sasuke became conflicted between his desire for power and revenge versus his bond with Naruto and Sakura. 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 prepares to leave the village and is confronted by a shocked Sakura as he sneaks out of Konoha. When asked by Sakura for his actions, Sasuke simply says he is not like her and Naruto and that while he considered staying with them, he decided that revenge was his priority. Despite Sakura's desperate pleas and confessing her love to him, Sasuke calls her annoying but sincerely 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 announced his decision to sever his ties to his friends and join with Orochimaru for power. This leads to Naruto vowing to bring Sasuke back to Konoha with force and they start to battle. Angered by Naruto's determination to stop him, Sasuke lashed out that Naruto doesn't understand him because Naruto never had or lost a family. Admitting that he has come to see Naruto as his best friend, Sasuke also reveals his intents to kill him to obtain the Mangekyō Sharingan. Naruto agrees but says Sasuke is the first person he developed a bond with and Sasuke says he will simply sever that bond. 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 arc
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)
Sasuke and Sai arc
Two-and-a-half years after leaving Konoha, Sasuke waits impatiently at one of Orochimaru's hideouts in Kusagakure. When Orochimaru finally returns, Sasuke demands that he resume their training. Before complying, Orochimaru introduces him to Sai, his replacement in Team 7, but Sasuke isn't interested. Sai tries to engage Sasuke by discussing Naruto, prompting Sasuke to knock him over with killing intent. Sai persists, telling Sasuke that Nauto thinks of him as a brother. Sasuke replies he has only one brother whom he will kill. Sai tracks him down later as he rests. When Sasuke demands an explanation for the disturbance, Sai reveals that he wishes to reunite Sasuke with Naruto so as to reestablish the brotherly bond they had. Annoyed, Sasuke attacks him.
However this draws Naruto, Sakura and Yamato to their location. Despite this being the first time in nearly two years that they had seen each other, Sasuke expresses his usual indifference towards his former team. Even chastising Naruto for still pursuing him after all these years. 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 escapes Yamato's attempt to capture him. He decides to finish off his former team-mates, starting with Naruto, only to be stopped by Orochimaru. Orochimaru points to their recent successes against the Akatsuki, the organisation that Itachi belongs to, and explains that letting them live may further weaken the Akatsuki, thereby making it easier to kill Itachi. Accepting the notion, Sasuke leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto.
Three Tails arc
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 arc
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 the 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 Mangekyo 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, 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 Obito'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 arc
Sasuke is seen in flashback by Naruto.
Invasion of Pain arc
Before Hebi, now renamed Taka, could attack Konoha, Tobi convinced them to start working with Akatsuki. Sasuke stated he planned to kill the elders for ordering the massacre but would spare the villagers because they are not part of his revenge. Tobi sent them to the Land of Lightning to capture the Eight-Tails, where they found its host, Killer B. The capture attempt got off to a bad start, as Killer B swiftly overpowered both Suigetsu and Jūgo, prompting Sasuke to face B one on one. Sasuke was unable to read Killer B's unique kenjutsu and B ultimately stabbed Sasuke with six swords. Sasuke was rescued and healed by Karin, and the team decided to all attack at once. While they had more success, Killer B released a great deal of the Eight-Tails' chakra and created a chakra cloak. When Sasuke attempted to use a genjutsu to knock B out, the Eight-Tails broke him out of it and B retaliated on the unaware Sasuke with great force, using the Eight-Tails' power to blow Sasuke's neck and chest open.
While Sasuke was down, Killer B fully transformed into the beast sealed within him, leaving Taka outclassed. Jūgo healed Sasuke by fusing some of his own flesh with Sasuke's body and Suigetsu allowed the team to flee and protected them from Killer B's Tailed Beast Ball. Fearing the deaths of he and his team-mates, Sasuke unleashed his new Mangekyō Sharingan and Amaterasu to capture Killer B.
Sasuke delivered Killer B to Tobi before regrouping with Taka. In a secret conversation with Tobi from earlier, Sasuke admitted that while he wanted to kill the elders for ordering the massacre, he also wanted to kill all the residents of Konoha for living happily and ignorantly in the peace Itachi gave his life for. He also explains that the loss of Itachi and feeling the villagers are just as guilty made it impossible for him to follow in Itachi's footsteps of protecting the village, and even threatened to kill the loved ones of anyone who dared to oppose him. While resting, they dealt with J, who had been following them. However, when Sasuke tipped over a glass of water, he learned that his eyesight was already starting to deteriorate. He opted to keep this revelation from the team. Upon learning they were being spied on, they confronted J and seemingly killed him before leaving.
Konoha History arcSasuke first appears seeing Umino Iruka as his homeroom teacher for the first time. Naruto pulls a prank on Iruka but instead of scolding him, Iruka tells Naruto sit in his seat, remembering the advice given to him from Daikoku. Sasuke said that the clone Technique is lame, which makes Naruto angry. He shows a perfect clone to his classmates, and Naruto trys to attack him. The real Sasuke was reveal to be up in a tree. He then asks Naruto to quit bother him. When seeing Naruto being bullied by the other students because of his failed attempts to be better than his rival. Iruka tells them not to bother a kid like him. The next day Sasuke successes at doing the Shuriken Technique, and sees Naruto fail to to the technique. The next day, Naruto learns that Sasuke is the only surviving member of the Uchiha clan.
The next day, with Naruto is absent in class and Iruka asks the students if they saw him. Sasuke was sitting behind Sakura and Ino when Iruka asked them if they seen Naruto. He is later seen at a lake, and Naruto spots him from leaving the playground. Naruto stares at him sadly, and he looks at Naruto. Naruto then makes a angry look at him, and he makes a angry look at his rival. Both turn their faces away from each other, and Naruto continues his walk home.
Sasuke was later seen in class when Iruka lied to him to have study hall and went to look for Naruto in the back hills.
When Naruto and Sakura go get water for the comatose Tsunade, Kakashi has a flashback of when he was appointed as the leader of Team 7 after the team's formation. He watches Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura, seeing Naruto and Sasuke's constant competition and remembers what Minato and Obito said to him about teamwork and those abandoning their comrades are worse than scum. Meanwhile, Koharu and Homura discuss with Hiruzen of his decision of having Naruto outside the village and being put in the same team as Sasuke. Danzō listens in on their discussion and thinks Hiruzen put Naruto and Sasuke in the same team due to the Uchiha being able to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox with the Sharingan which he thinks is a good idea. After noticing Sakura depressed, Naruto tries to pick a fight with Sasuke though all his techniques are no use against Sasuke. Sasuke easily beats Naruto and the members of Team 7 decide to go meet their squad leader. Naruto tells Sasuke that he get him for that,and he responds with a "Hmph". The flashback then ends with Kakashi vowing to make Sasuke not get revenge.
Team 7 finished their mission in the Land of Waves. Naruto remembers he had forgotten an Ramen Ichiraku coupon at Inari's house and runs back to go get it. Tazuna finds the coupon and Inari decides to give it to Naruto. On his way, Inari runs into Akane and his friends who try to pick on him with Team 7 gone. Zōri and Waraji hear of this and kidnap the kids.
Sakura and Sasuke, who was ordered by Kakashi to bring back Naruto, learn from Tazuna that Inari had went to meet up with them. Meanwhile, the remnants of Gatō's thugs decide to take Gatō's place and hold Inari and the others for ransom. Naruto finds his coupon and also traces of a struggle. Sasuke also notice cuts on the trees from a sword which Naruto remembers it was from Gatō's two bodyguards.
At the thugs’ hideout, Inari and the others escape from the thugs. Inari decides to distract them while Akane and his friends escape. Inari is chased into a dead end by the thugs but jumps into the water. While swimming away, Naruto and Sasuke find Inari and pull him out of the river. The thugs find him and fight Naruto and Sasuke, who are no match against them. When the thugs were about to flee, the villagers surround them, forcing them to give up. Akane and his friends apologise to Inari for bullying him and they all become friends. Then Inari tells Naruto he left his coupon at his house so then Naruto checks his pocket and wonders why its missing, Sasuke then tells Naruto that it probably drifted while he was at the river pulling out Inari, much to his dismay. Baruto and Inari then cry while hugging eachother,much to Sasuke's annoy.
Team 7 are on a mission to take an ostrich called Condor to his home. They arrive at a village where they see a swordsman named Tsukado who has a vendetta to carry on a man named Katazu who killed his distant relative Shikazo. Tsukado fails to defeat him so Naruto decides to teach him unusual revenge lessons. When Mr. Ostrich is running wild and about to run over a little girl, Tsukado shows his hidden skills to stop him shocking Naruto. Tsukado can't seem to use his skills against Katazu as the look he gives him seems to drain him.
The next day, a man named Kanabun and his gang bring Katazu to Tsukado who want to profit off their fight. Tsukado doesn't hold back and manages to get the upper hand though Naruto notices something is wrong. Naruto suddenly stops the fight, saying Katazu couldn't have killed Shikazo as he sword isn't sharpened and the look of his eyes. Katazu reveals that his twin brother Kageki accidentally killed Shikazo. Kageki loaned him some money and after his child's birth, he needed money and asked Shikazo if he can be repaid. Shikazo refused and they begin fighting, resulting in Shikazo falling and hitting his head hard on a stone, killing him. Katazu has then took his brother's identity and attracted Shikazo's pursuers while Kageki and his family went into hiding.
Tsukado decides not to kill him and ends their years of fighting though Kanabun wants them to keep fighting. The swordsmen, Team 7 and Mr. Ostrich chase the Kanabun Gang out of town. While going back home, Naruto wonders if it ended alright and Kakashi says it depends on them. Sasuke then tells Naruto that he will never understand revenge.
Team 7 are sent on a mission to stop a group of bandits located between Konoha and Suna, resulting in the two villages working together for the first time since Suna's invasion though Naruto is reluctant about it. They meet with a team from Suna who are lead by Gaara, shocking Team 7. Gaara introduces his subordinates, Yaoki and Korobi who are scared of Gaara's sand abilities. Kakashi notices a change in Gaara, noticing he is mellower than he was before and no longer has his bloodthirsty lust.
Both Gaara and Kakashi decide to split up so they can simultaneously attack the bandit base from different sides located on mountain. But before they do, Gaara secretly informs Kakashi that he is being followed by another group from Suna and hopes he won't be a burden though Kakashi is completely fine with it as the more they overcome, the stronger both their village's bond will be. Hiding in the trees are a group of Suna ninja who plan on killing Gaara. When Gaara's team are heading to their direction, Gaara is ambushed by the group of ninja who uses techniques that prevents Gaara from using his sand. Gaara tells Yaoki and Korobi to flee as the ninja are only after him. Team 7 notice another group of Suna ninja who are watching them. When realising they aim to kill Gaara, Naruto runs off to find Gaara while the rest of Team 7 fight the assassination squad.
Team 7 and Gaara's team continue and finish their mission and they bid each other farewell. After Team 7 leaves, Gaara asks Yaoki and Korobi what they said to him and they happily say they're his friends which brings a smile to Gaara. The flashback ends and Gaara thanks Naruto for helping him form his first bond with Konoha.
The medical-nin try to capture Naruto, thinking they are after him for overeating ramen but he escapes them every time. The next morning, Naruto finds the village deserted and gets shot at from a distance from one of the medical ninja. Naruto finds the ninja and questions him. The medical ninja tells him that the villagers have evacuated and that Tsunade ordered Naruto's capture with explaining the reason. Shizune and a team of medical ninja arrive and chase after Naruto who tries to locate Tsunade. Naruto finds Tsunade but tries to corner him with a bunch of tall walls. In each sides are Akimichi Choji, Inuzuka Kiba and Tenten who are also ordered to capture Naruto though the groups of shadow clones they defeat do not contain the real Naruto
The real Naruto flees to Konoha Hospital, distracting Shino with one last another shadow clone as he hides in one of the rooms. The room Naruto is in happens to be where Sasuke is still recuperating after their Land of Tea mission. Learning Naruto was the source of ruckus occurring outside, Sasuke kicks Naruto out of his room with medical ninja grabbing him.
Team 7 is hired by Nekobaa to get the paw print of the boss of the ninja cat underworld, Nekomata to put in her Paw Encyclopaedia which was a game played by Itachi and Sasuke when they were younger. The mention of Itachi angers Sasuke and leaves to prepare for the mission. Nekobaa explains to Naruto and Sakura of the Uchiha brothers’ game where Itachi would assign Sasuke to collect paw prints from fast cats to large lions. Sometime Sasuke stopped playing the game and two paw prints remained. Nekobaa collected one of the two paw prints from Yugito Nii, the jinchūriki of the Two-Tails and asks Team 7 to collect the last one from Nekomata who has hidden himself in a fortress.
Outside the shop, Sasuke prepares for the mission, hoping to pass the boundary his brother set. Nekobaa gives Team 7 cat ears to infiltrate Nekomata's fortress. After being guided by Hina and Denka, Team 7 head to the fortress. At first they managed to fool the guards but after Naruto blows his cover, the cats alert the other cats of intruders. Sasuke and Sakura sneak in without Naruto and split up to find Nekomata. They both manage to find Nekomata's location from other cats and head to his location but run into cats they are forced to fight though they defeat in the end. Sasuke finds Nekomata who is surprised Sasuke got by all his guards. Nekomata begins the fight by placing Sasuke under a genjutsu but Sasuke breaks it with the Sharingan.
For the rest of the fight Nekomata relies on brute force. When Sasuke was about to be killed, Naruto and Sakura arrive to save him. Naruto decides to take on Nekomata though Sasuke decides to beat him himself with a bunch of kunai with exploding tags hanging above Nekomata which Sasuke had thrown during the fight. The ceiling collapses on Nekomata, defeating him and Sasuke collects the last paw print, ending the flashback. Nekomata remembers seven years before his fight with Sasuke that he fought and lost to Itachi who told him Sasuke will fight him in seven years and to not hold back on him. Nekobaa states that it is unfortunate that the two brothers who loved each other eventually began to have hatred towards to each other.
Team 7 sees ANBU members taking a captured spy in for questioning. When she resists Ibiki's interrogation, they decided to have Inoichi Yamanaka to read her mind. He learns that she didn't find anything about Konoha, but finds it curious that she knows nothing about her own village, and is surprised to see a young Kakashi in her memories. Kakashi has no memory of Hanare, and Inoichi suggests he spends time with Hanare, hoping he can use the Sharingan to learn more about Hanare. Kakashi and Hanare walk around the village. Ino lets Sakura know Kakashi is with someone, and rushes to see for herself, meeting Naruto and Sasuke on the way, who already know, and are also interested. Hanare tells Kakashi who she met him years ago when she was lost, and how he helped her find her way back. They try to eavesdrop on the two, but end up falling on top of them, knocking Kakashi directly on top of Hanare, uncovering his Sharingan. The three cover up by saying they approve Kakashi and Hanare's supposed relationship.
Konoha learns that Hanare's village has a Konoha jōnin in custody, and agree to a hostage exchange. Kakashi objects to the trade. During the trade, Kakashi explodes the bridge on which the trade occurred, intending to take Hanare back. The Jōmae Village head tells her to rush back to the village with the information she collected. When Team 7 corners him, the village head commits suicide to prevent information leaking. Hanare reaches a cliff, and Kakashi reaches her. He tells her that he knows about her special information gathering technique, which allows her to look inside her own mind, and read the mind of those probing her mind, because he accidentally copied with the Sharingan when he was knocked on top of her. Hanare tells him that she has erased all the information she had on Konoha, because for the first time, she felt like was home and belonged somewhere when Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura accepted her, having never known her parents and being raised out of her village. By the time the others reach him, Kakashi is alone, claiming Hanare jumped off the cliff when she was cornered. Hanare lived, and is seen walking where she met Kakashi as a kid.
While Inuzuka Kiba and Akamaru were delivering some items Sakura Haruno and Naruto Uzumaki were watching. Sakura commented on how Naruto and Sasuke were inseparable those days and Naruto had a flashback to a mission where Team Kakashi had to retrieve a golden statue, which was stolen by a band of thieves from a Feudal Princess. As Naruto and Sasuke retrieve the statue, Sakura gets taken hostage. At first, Sasuke insists on continuing the mission, but Naruto tells him that those who abandon their friends are worse than scum. When they finally find Sakura and the bandits, it was at first hard for them because their hands got stuck together. However, one by one, through teamwork, the two quickly defeated the bandits and their leader, Jako. Although their mission was a success, the statue itself was very damaged, but Kakashi said that it could be melted down and re-casted. When Naruto complained about his hand being stuck to Sasuke's, Sakura said that it will naturally fall apart within two or three days, much to the disappointment of Naruto and Sasuke. This annoyed Naruto,and Sasuke overall. Sasuke then get more annoyed when Naruto had to use the restroom.
After a Village Headman's granddaughter was kidnapped by Baji, he hired Konohagakure's Team 7 and Team 10 for assistance. When the teams accepted the mission to stop Baji and rescue the girl, an ex-bandit named Tōfu acted as their guide. Shikamaru then instructed Asuma and Kakashi to find an alternate route to the Baji's fortress. Tofu later gets captured and is revealed to be a double agent working for the gang leader. When the six genin infiltrated the fortress, Shikamaru agreed to a hostage exchange between him and Tofu in order to find out the location of the Headman's granddaughter. Ino and Choji managed to find the tower where the hostages were held, and later, helped defeat Baji. The mission ended with a success, the bandit group were captured, and the Headman's granddaughter was rescued.
While on the way to Konoha, Taka briefly stops by a construction Sasuke recognises. He thinks back to when he first came across it. During a training section near the location, Sasuke remembers how he was falling behind Naruto after he defeated Gaara. He punches a tree and uses Chidori to take some of them out. A girl named Naho almost falls from a cliff nearby and Sasuke saves her. Later, Sasuke and Kakashi had been sent to investigate national wanted list criminals. With Naruto and Sakura having to escort Naho, a relative of the Fire Daimyō, to Shizume village. Naho wants Sasuke to escort her, but he was with Kakashi in another mission. Naruto disguises himself as Sasuke so Naho agrees to go with them. After Sasuke and Kakashi noted that the fortress was empty, Naho's group was intercepted by Sadai and his associates. Naruto, Sakura, and Naho come across the criminal and his associates. Naruto defeats the associates, but can't take down their leader. They're all captured. Kakashi uses his ninken to track the criminal. Sasuke appears and the leader mocks him, mentioning he alone in his clan wasn't worth killing, mirroring Itachi's words. Sasuke takes on the leader, who reveals an Earth Release armour, the reason he's able to take on so many attacks. Sasuke defeats him with Chidori, and proceeds to keep punching him. Kakashi stops him and Sasuke goes back to Konoha by himself. Naho comments that Sasuke is scary, but Naruto assures her that Sasuke just has a lot going on with him at the moment, and promises to take her to see him once he's better.
Five Kage Summitt arc
Once Taka recovered from their battle with Killer B, they headed for Konoha, but are intercepted by Obito. He informed Taka about the destruction of Konoha and their failure in capturing the Eight-Tails which had been revealed to be nothing more than a transformed tentacle. He was, however, willing to let the matter slide if they completed another mission. Tobi told them about Danzo becoming Hokage and the Kage Summit. Sasuke decided he wanted to kill Danzo the most because he was the true conspirator of the massacre. Taka was led to the Land of Iron, where the summit was held, by White Zetsu.
Taka managed to infiltrate the summit without being detected, but their cover was blown by White Zetsu, on orders from Obito. Forced out of hiding, Sasuke engaged the samurai guards and slaughtered them in cold blood despite his previous strict no-kill policy, revealing how deep he has fallen into darkness. The Fourth Raikage, still under the impression that Sasuke has killed his younger brother Killer B, confronted Taka together with his escorts. The ensuing fight was interrupted by Gaara and his siblings, but not before the Raikage had lost an arm and Sasuke was near exhaustion. Gaara tried to convince Sasuke to let go of his vengeance because it will bring him nothing but emptiness and isolation. Sasuke however refused, saying his goals only exist in darkness, showing how dark he's become. After shedding a tear for the failure Sasuke has become, Gaara proceeded to fight him, but Sasuke used his Susanoo to create a distraction and escaped with Karin, leaving Suigetsu and Jugo to fend for themselves.
Karin guided Sasuke to the room where the summit was held, but before he could engage Danzō, Sasuke was confronted by Mifune. In the meanwhile, Danzo managed to escape, but the Fifth Mizukage prevented Sasuke from pursuing him. Sasuke was ready to pass out, but was reinvigorated by Zetsu's Spore Technique. He escaped from the Mizukage, only to be confronted by the Third Tsuchikage. He was just barely saved by Obito, who pulled him and Karin into another dimension using his Sharingan, where Karin nursed Sasuke back to health.
Obito brought Sasuke out in front of Danzo. Sasuke, overtaken by his lust for revenge, advances his Susanoo to a form able to fire arrows. Danzo, using Izanagi, avoids fatal injury and goads Sasuke about Itachi all the while. Each determined to kill the other, they clash again, Danzo relying on Izanagi to save him. Sasuke, however, had used a genjutsu to only create the illusion that Izanagi was still active, allowing him to mortally wound Danzo. Danzo takes Karin hostage in an attempt to buy time, but Sasuke had no hesitations in fatally wounding Karin in order to finish off Danzo and telling her that she has become a burden for getting taken hostage so easily. Dying, Danzo tried to flee with Sasuke following him from behind before being confronted by Tobi and committing suicide and trying to take the two with him, but they escape..With his revenge against Danzo fulfilled, Sasuke declared his plans to go to Konoha. However, Obito pointed out that Sasuke was exhausted and near blindness. He also told Sasuke to kill Karin if she was no longer of any use, before leaving himself. As Sasuke was about to kill Karin, Sakura suddenly appeared and interrupted him. She told him that she was willing to follow him, even if it meant abandoning and even destroying Konoha. Sasuke was sceptical and told Sakura to kill Karin to prove she was sincere. However, as Sakura hesitated, Sasuke attempted to kill her with his Chidori, only to be stopped by Kakashi. Sasuke laughs at their continued attempts to convince him to return to Konoha and angrily shouted bringing his clan back would make him stop his vengeance. He then attacks Kakashi, with the intention of killing him. Taking Kakashi's attempt to remind him about his former comrades in Konoha as an insult to Itachi, Sasuke's Susanoo gained a layer of armour. However, this form was short-lived, as much to Sasuke's horror, his eyesight deteriorates instantly, to the point of seeing a blurred haze at most, and Sakura uses the opportunity to try and strike him down. Sakura ultimately cannot bring herself to kill Sasuke. Though near-blind, Sasuke senses her and nearly killed her, but she is saved by Uzumaki Naruto. Naruto sympathises with Sasuke's motives, to which Sasuke cynically counters with his pleasure of revenge, as well as revealing his crime of murdering Danzō. When Naruto restrains Kakashi to keep him from killing Sasuke, Sasuke uses this opportunity to try once more to kill Kakashi with Chidori, but Naruto counters with Rasengan. As the two collide, they mentally connect and Sasuke says it is too late for him to change his ways and he still intends to destroy the village to avenge his clan. He tells Naruto that his only options are to kill him or die. Naruto rejects both, stating he has a third option. As their clash sends two flying back, one of White Zetsu's clones appears and cushions Sasuke's fall. Obito then appears and prepares to take Sasuke away, but he tells him to wait so he can hear what Naruto has to say, which is that if they fight again, they will both die together. Sasuke then becomes angry and demands Naruto to answer why he cares about him so much, to which Naruto replies he is doing it because he is his friend, leaving Sasuke shocked. Despite this unperceived event, Sasuke firmly states he refuses to go back on the path he walks and vows to kill Naruto first. So, before leaving away with Obito, Sasuke says that they must have a talk.
At their hideout, Sasuke asks Obito to replace his eyes with Itachi's eyes, as his vision is almost faded due to his reckless overuse of his Mangekyo Sharingan from battling Killer B, A, Danzo and Team Kakashi as he wants to defeat Naruto with his full power. After transplanting Itachi's eyes, Tobi claimed that Sasuke would need time to recuperate from the operation and adjust to the new Mangekyo. Sasuke however remarked that it felt perfect and that he could feel Itachi's power flowing into him.
Fourth Shinobi War arc
Sasuke recovers from his surgery, and asks Zetsu if he could take off the bandages. Zetsu tells him not yet, but when he does, he'll be looking at a whole new world. After some time passes, Sasuke attacks White Zetsu with his Susanoo and sets him ablaze with Amaterasu, saying that his eyes could see just fine in the dark so he should try it outside. He then removes his bandages, revealing his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. Back at the Mountains' Graveyard, Sasuke carves an opening through the roof with his sword — and dressed in his old garbs — mobilises. Later, as Sasuke walks to the battlefield in the middle of a thunderstorm, he looks behind him and grins ominously.
Sasuke meets up with some of Zetsu's clones, who demand to know why he left the hideout. When the clones realise that Sasuke killed the original White Zetsu, they attack him. Choosing this time to test his new powers further, he slaughters most of the clones using a combination of Susanoo and Amaterasu. He uses genjutsu on a surviving clone to discover that Tobi has waged war and that the Allied Shinobi Forces were moving to aid Naruto in his battle. Sasuke wonders if Naruto has forgotten what true strength is. He decapitates the hypnotised clone and destroys the last Zetsu clone with Amaterasu before heading towards the battlefield to kill Naruto himself. He then reminisces about his brother and resumes his way to the battlefield. As he notices something coming by the forest, he takes his sword and goes to investigate, only to find his brother, much to his surprise. Sasuke chases after him and tries to catch him with an arm of Susanoo after he calls out to Uchiha Itachi, but Itachi counters with his own. Positively identifying Itachi, Sasuke asks what he is doing there since he was supposed to be dead, to which Itachi reveals Kabuto had reincarnated him with Impure World Reincarnation. Sasuke bombards Itachi with a slew of questions and retorts his brother's later statement that since he was dead, he would not talk anymore by saying that even in death he was running away from him. Itachi then tells Sasuke that he wasn't running away but rather was focusing on doing important tasks like ending the Impure World Reincarnation.
Still pursuing his brother — who even goes as far as to summon a flock of crows in order to blind him — he manages not to lose sight of him and follows him right to Kabuto's location. After seeing him, Kabuto lets out a maniacal laugh and states that his luck was finally changing. After seeing Kabuto's form, Sasuke mistakes him for Orochimaru, but after hearing Kabuto's voice, he realises it's not Orochimaru. Kabuto then tries to take advantage of Sasuke's hatred to help him defeat Itachi. Sasuke, however, having learned the truth about Itachi, sided with his brother over Kabuto, stating that anything left of Orochimaru was his enemy as well and then told Itachi that when this was over he was supposed to keep his promise and talk to him about everything afterwards.
As Kabuto covers his face up entirely claiming that introverts weren't used to so much attention, Sasuke surmises that it's because he wanted to protect himself from the brothers' ocular-based genjutsu. Informing his brother of some of the abilities of the snake, he watches on vigilantly as Kabuto's snakes grow in size and attack them. Activating his Susanoo alongside Itachi, he beheads the snakes that attacked him. As Itachi cautions him to not be so rough, Sasuke tells his brother that with Orochimaru's powers it'd take more than that to kill him. After Kabuto manages to elude them, Sasuke listens as Kabuto tells him that the experiments on his former team-mates had allowed Kabuto to acquire new abilities. Firing an arrow at Kabuto which the latter narrowly dodges, Sasuke watches on as Kabuto emerges from the mouth of one of the snakes and declares that after finding the Ryūchi Cave and learning the way of the sage from the ite Snake Sage, that he had transcended to a dragon.
As Kabuto's technique is initiated, Sasuke covers his ears and closes his eyes in pain, realising that he can't maintain his Susanoo. As the technique ends, Sasuke opens his eyes to see Itachi's Susanoo protecting him. Kabuto tries to implant doubt and mistrust amongst the two brothers, but Sasuke doesn't fall for them and attempts to hit him with his Chidori Sharp Spear, but fails. As Kabuto tells them that a mismatched pair like them could never defeat him, Itachi tells him that they'd be going with an attack pattern they had used in their youth against a wild boar. Forming his Susanoo arrows, Sasuke is able to hit Kabuto's snake-tail with his arrow, effectively pinning Kabuto to the ceiling of the cave. He later realises that Kabuto was moving to use his discarded sword to seemingly sever his snake-tail. Itachi intercepts the swing however. As Itachi returns to Sasuke, he tells him that beating a giant pig like that was probably no problem for him now, to which Sasuke replies that dealing with the snake before them was the more pressing issue.
Noticing the strong teamwork between the two brothers, Kabuto admits that he is surprised by it. Sasuke explains that he merely wants to know the truth from Itachi's own mouth. Realizing that Sasuke is now aware of Itachi's secret past, Kabuto mocks Sasuke for trying to get the truth from Itachi when he has been lying to his younger brother all his life. Kabuto goes on to say it is foolish that Sasuke is helping Itachi when their personal goals are so different; Itachi's being to protect Konoha while Sasuke wants to destroy it. Pointing out that he and Sasuke share similar goals of destroying Konoha, Kabuto again tries to persuade Sasuke to join him. Ultimately, Itachi tells Sasuke not to listen as Kabuto is an even better liar than him. Itachi then admits to Konoha's dark side, but still firmly considers himself a Konoha ninja, greatly shocking Sasuke. Admitting to his own faults for how Sasuke turned out, Itachi promises to tell him something important after the battle, which he intends to finish with "Izanami", the partner technique to "Izanagi". As Kabuto attacks, Itachi blocks it, telling Sasuke the technique has begun and to stay near him.
As Kabuto attacks once again, this time incapacitating Itachi, Sasuke creates a ring of Amaterasu flames around himself and his brother in order to prevent Kabuto from getting any closer. As Kabuto begins chastising the Uchiha, Sasuke lashes out at him but is stopped by a now-regenerated Itachi. Growing impatient, Sasuke questioned Itachi about whether or not they really had to keep him alive as it was hampering them. Seeing that Kabuto was prepared to attack once more, he asks Itachi again if Izanami was ready yet. The siblings come under attack once more as a copy of Sakon — which emerged from the base of Kabuto's naval snake — transformed into Jirōbō and breached their Amaterasu barricade. Without time to retaliate, the two brothers incinerated the onslaught on webs Produced by Kidomaru which appeared next. Kabuto then produced a copy of Kimimaro to barricade their exit with bones after covering their fore with more web. Realising that they were boxed in the brothers activate their Susanoo with Sasuke using his Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to destroy the web that was in front of them whilst leaving the field of bones to Itachi. Retreating further into the cave, the brothers are afflicted by Tayuya's auditory genjutsu. Using their own genjutsu to break each other free from the technique, the brothers are able to stop the white snake form of Orochimaru from attacking them. However, Kabuto uses this opportunity to emerge from the mouth of the snake and bisect Itachi, much to Sasuke's horror.
As Kabuto attempts to reassert his control on Itachi again with his seal, Sasuke intervenes, launching his sword at Kabuto and then using his Susanoo in an attempt to capture him, forcing Kabuto to retreat. Sasuke then launches a fireball at Kabuto, only for Kabuto to easily counter it with a powerful water stream. As Kabuto then redirects his attention to Itachi, Sasuke rushes to his brother's side, where Itachi tells him once again to stay close to him. Sasuke then watches as Kabuto and Itachi seem to repeatedly clash in the same manner. It is then realised that Itachi's Izanami has finally taken effect, forcing Kabuto to repeat the same series of events with the same outcome every time. Taking the opportunity to question his brother about the technique, Itachi explained the mechanism behind Izanami and when he used it. Seemingly angered when Itachi told him why he used a technique that could be cancelled by the victim, Sasuke listens as Itachi explained his reasons for doing so, before Itachi tells him that he would be stopping the Impure World Reincarnation. Voicing his apprehension at first when he hears this, as it meant that Itachi would also be stopped once the technique was cancelled, Sasuke reacts angrily to Itachi's statement that he was proud to be able to protect his village and claiming that after all the village had done to Itachi, there was no way he could forgive them. Sasuke is later both shocked and confused following Itachi's response that he was stopping the technique in order to help Naruto's desire to change Sasuke.
Resigned to the fact that he could not change his brother's mind, Sasuke told Itachi that it was because he remembered his time with Itachi that he would not give up his vendetta against Konoha and in the same manner that Itachi strived to protect it, he would destroy it. With that, he wished his brother farewell before he noticed Itachi walking towards him with his hand outstretched. Itachi then explains to Sasuke that what Danzō and Tobi had told him had been the truth: he had been given the choice to either die along with his clan or to kill the Uchiha, protecting the village and Sasuke. Itachi reaches Sasuke and puts his hand on the back of Sasuke's head and his forehead on his, telling him that he knows that he can't change Sasuke's mind, but no matter what path he chose, he would love Sasuke forever. Sasuke then watches as his brother's soul is released from the Impure World Reincarnation, leaving him with Kabuto.
With his brother removed to the afterlife, Sasuke started to question what a village was, and what shinobi truly were. While still in thought, Suigetsu and Jūgo found Sasuke, and give him the scroll they had found at Orochimaru's hideout. From what he reads in the scroll, he declared that he will find the human who knows everything, even if it means reviving Orochimaru. To this end, he used Anko's Cursed Seal of Heaven along with a piece of Kabuto's altered flesh to revive Orochimaru, ignoring Suigetsu's vehement protests. After catching each other up with what has happened, Sasuke shows Orochimaru the scroll, making him wonder what Sasuke wanted from "them". Tired of being treated as a child by everyone, Sasuke was determined to find the truth of the past in order to find his own path.
While insisting that he still desired revenge, Sasuke explained that he must know what the idea of revenge really meant for him to know if it was truly his decision. Intrigued by how much Sasuke has changed, Orochimaru decided to take him to where his questions could be answered. Following the Sannin, their travels took them to Konoha where they briefly sense the volume of Naruto's chakra on the battlefield. Reacting to this as little more than a nuisance, Sasuke tells the group to continue on their journey, which took them to a temple which had fallen into ruin on the outskirts of the village. Retrieving a mask from there, Sasuke followed Orochimaru through the village where he stopped, moved to a high vantage point and surveyed the village, noting that it had changed somewhat. Not one to linger on sentimental feelings, Sasuke pressed on to the destroyed Naka Shrine where he unsealed the hidden meeting hall below the temple. Once there, Orochimaru initiated the ritual to unseal the contents of the Shinigami using the spore clones that had been attached to Sasuke as sacrifices to reincarnate the ones who knew everything: the previous four Hokage. After introducing himself to the Hokage, Sasuke asks Sarutobi Hiruzen why he had ordered Itachi to massacre the Uchiha clan to have him confirm everything he had been told before. Senju Tobirama then tells Sasuke that he was from a clan possessed by evil, revealing how the Sharingan was awaken, and how an Uchiha who experienced loss would spiral deeper into darkness and become unwieldy, and that he, in his attempt to help the Uchiha channel that force, gave them the Konoha Military Police Force, which ultimately destroyed them as well. Though admonished for this by his brother Senju Hashirama, Sasuke told them that he was not pure nor a child and asked the latter what is a village and what is a shinobi.
After Hashirama concluded his story, Sasuke mused that it was nothing if not ironic that the person who had inherited Hashirama's will was an Uchiha. Tobirama, however, corrected the young Uchiha, noting that not only did he himself not hate the Uchiha, but that there were many who had transcended the limitations of thinking only of the Uchiha, presenting his subordinate Kagami as a prime example of this. Having heard all he needed to from the Hokage including the Third and the Fourth, Sasuke seemingly broke free of the Curse of Hatred and resolved to protect the sacrifice his brother had made and heads to the battlefield. Upon exiting the Naka Shrine, they were confronted by Karin whom Sasuke simply apologized to. With this, they all prepared to make their way to the battlefield.
Arriving on the battlefield, Sasuke's presence shocked Haruno Sakura and Nara Shikamaru, angers Inuzuka Kiba and surprises the rest of the Rookie Nine. After noting that his former comrades were as boisterous as ever, Sasuke earned nothing but scorn from them for his past actions. After declaring to them that he would change the village and become Hokage so that incidents such as these would never repeat themselves, everyone became noticeably shocked. Shikamaru and Shino noted that this would be an impossible feat, given what he's done, but Sasuke brushed the comment away, noting that he couldn't care less what they thought. Uzumaki Naruto, recalling Itachi's last words to him about how the village needs to acknowledge you before you can be the Hokage, intervened and corrected Sasuke, noting that he would in fact become Hokage. Sasuke and Naruto then prepared to face off against the Ten-Tails, before being followed closely by Sakura. With that, the three ninja then prepared to enter the fray with Naruto noting that Team Kakashi had been reborn.
As Hashirama managed to make small openings in the barrier containing the Ten-Tails, Sasuke charged in along with his former team-mates to face the beast. He initially fought several of the Ten-Tails clones using his Kenjutsu skills. Sasuke was impressed by Sakura's powerful Chakra Enhanced Strength and he later saved Sakura from the Ten-Tails' clones that had managed to sneak up on her and warned Naruto not to get in his way. After Sai informed Naruto of how to reach the Ten-Tails' real body, Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto simultaneously used the Summoning Technique with which Sasuke summoned a snake summon named Aoda alongside Katsuyu and Gamakichi respectively. He then used Aoda to slide past the clones of the Ten-Tails, while also fending off their attacks using a more enhanced version of his Chidori-infused sword. After two clones managed to put up a barrier in his way, Sasuke manifested his Susanoo and broke through it with his Susanoo Sword. He then used the Susanoo to fire an Amaterasu flame-enhanced arrow towards the Ten-Tails, which was combined with Naruto's Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken, to do even more damage to the beast. Afterwards, he commanded the Amaterasu flames to burn the Ten-Tails as Sai asked Jūgo if Sasuke was serious in his vow to become Hokage.
Naruto then told Sasuke to extinguish the flames when the Ten-Tails was weak enough to rip the tailed beasts out of its body only for Sasuke to refuse, fanatical on his path to end the "twisted system" and create a new one. Later, as Madara began to use Obito to revive himself, Sasuke and Aoda made their way towards Uchiha Obito in order to stop the process. After Aoda was captured by the Ten-Tails, Sasuke lunged at Obito, manifested Susanoo, and fired another flame-enhanced arrow at Obito. However, Obito managed to deflect the attack. Just as Sasuke was about to take out Obito with Chidori, Namikaze Minato teleported to Obito and cut him down. However, he survived the attack and surprised everyone by becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki. Sasuke was shocked to witness Obito cut through the First and Second Hokage so easily. When Naruto questioned his father about whether or not he couldn't prevent teleport the Third to safety, Sasuke told him to stop worrying because it was part of the Hokage's plan to determine Obito's new skills since they couldn't die because they were reincarnated. Sasuke later intercepted Obito's attack on Naruto with his Susanoo and declared that he would be the one to erase the past. However, Obito managed to break through the Susanoo and attack both Sasuke and Naruto.
With Minato unable to teleport to their aid as the marking for the Flying Thunder God Technique had seemingly vanished, Naruto's quick-thinking is able to save them from Obito's attack. Remembering what Minato had said about how the Flying Thunder God Technique worked, Sasuke realised that Naruto had connected them to Minato through the use of chakra arms allowing him to teleport them to safety. Sasuke later watched on as the event unfolded on the battlefield, and on Minato's orders prepared to launch a consecutive collaborative attack with Naruto after Minato had attacked Obito. During this time, when Minato was attacked by Obito, Sasuke reprimanded Naruto, reminding him that they needed to stay focus. He later looked on in shock as the ball Obito had attached to an unaware Minato prepared to expand, threatening to eradicate them all. Manifesting his Susanoo and grabbing Naruto as well, they are saved by Tobirama who teleported the orb away from them. While Tobirama and Minato came up with a new plan of attack, Sasuke rushed forth and launched Amaterasu at Obito, much to Minato's protests. However, Obito managed to deflect Sasuke's attack, stating he could see the build up of chakra in Sasuke's left eye. He and Naruto then launched their counter-attack against Obito forming another Kagutsuchi-infused Rasenshuriken. As they charged, Minato teleported in front of them taking the blow of the technique, Minato then used the Mutually Instantaneous Revolving Technique to land a surprise attack on the new jinchūriki.
Though they believed the attack to have worked initially, they are all shocked to see Obito emerge from the attack unscathed. As they rushed forward, Sasuke noted that Obito would not be an easy one to defeat. As the readjusted their strategy, Naruto informed Sasuke that he was going to go all out again and asked if he would be able to keep up, to which Sasuke noted that he should not look down on the Uchiha. Watching as Obito attempted to deflect Gamakichi's Starch Syrup Gun technique, Sasuke later watched on in shock as Naruto was able to land an attack on Obito, wondering how he had accomplished this. Upon hearing Naruto's explanation of the situation, Sasuke came to realise that he meant that only senjutsu could counter the Ten-Tails and its jinchūriki and the young Uchiha later watched on as Obito trapped them in a barrier and prepared to launch several Tailed Beast Balls at them.
With the situation getting even more dire, Sasuke agreed with Jūgo and noted that he was going to get them both, and Naruto out of dodge. However, when Naruto dismissed their idea and insisted they come before him, Sasuke and the others soon found themselves on the outside of the barrier where the attack had been launched. As Sasuke looked on dumbfounded, Naruto explained what had happened and the Uchiha realised that they had once again used the basic principle of the Flying Thunder God technique to teleport them all outside of the barrier. Watching on as the battle progressed with Naruto and Minato on the front-lines, Sasuke silently wondered how Naruto could so effortlessly control such a large volume of chakra, and contemplated just how far his childhood team-mate had come. Sasuke later watched on as Obito manifested the Ten-Tails and had it assume its final form: that of the God Tree and Obito continued with the Eye of the Moon Plan.
As countless shinobi began being drained of their chakra, leaving everyone else filled with despair, Hashirama had Yamanaka Ino link everyone telepathically so that he could pass on the info that his original had heard about the Shinju and the Eye of the Moon Plan and to try and rally them to continue fighting. While Hashirama's words fail to inspire anyone, Sasuke continued to battle without fear or doubt, donning his Susanoo and cutting down a limb of the enormous tree shocking everyone. Calling out to Naruto, Sasuke asked the young man if he was done, as he himself had just begun. Through Ino's telepathc link, Naruto's emotions and memories were conveyed to everyone, leading the young Uchiha to sympathise with the loss of Itachi. Sasuke, in his complete Susanoo, joins Naruto in an assault. After Naruto informs Sasuke not to forget that only senjutsu will work against Obito, Sasuke tells him that he is not quick to forget, unlike Naruto. With this statement, Sasuke has Jūgo use the senjutsu chakra from his Sage Transformation on his Susanoo, which covers Sasuke's Susanoo with the Cursed Seal of Heaven markings.
Sasuke and Naruto then proceed to attack Obito, who once again used the Ten-Tails Malleable Chakra to aid in protecting himself from their assault. In unison with Naruto's senjustsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball, Sasuke fires a senjutsu-enhanced arrow at Obito. Sasuke and Naruto were unhappy to see that their combined technique did not harm Obito, due to him surrounding himself in a sphere formed from the Ten-Tails' malleable chakra. The battle continued resulting in Sasuke's Susanoo and Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode form being destroyed. However, Sasuke and Naruto got up on their feet again, their resolves untouched. Standing alongside his comrade, he noted that they would end the battle with their next attack, to which Naruto agrees. With this, Sasuke manifests his final Susanoo which begins to encase Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle.
After Sasuke's Susanoo fully encased Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle, Sasuke then manifested his Susanoo sword. Noticing their powerful combination, Obito manifested a huge shield and the Sword of Nunoboko, preparing to engage the two young shinobi. After agreeing that they had one opportunity to take down Obito, Sasuke and Naruto charged into battle. While the Konoha 11 destroyed the shield, Sasuke's Susanoo sword managed to shatter Obito's legendary weapon. With his sword destroyed, Sasuke and Naruto managed to slash through Obito with the Susanoo's senjutsu-enhanced sword. Due to the success of Sasuke and Naruto's attack, Obito began losing control of the tailed beasts and Naruto began pulling the chakra of the tailed beasts out of Obito. Sasuke and the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces later assisted Naruto in the great chakra tug-of-war against Obito, eventually succeeding in extracting the tailed beasts from him. As Obito lies exhausted and defenceless, Sasuke drew his sword and quickly went in for the kill, only for Hatake Kakashi to teleport in front of Sasuke and prepare to do it himself. As Kakashi was stopped by Minato, Minato then told Naruto to help Hashirama against Madara, to which Naruto told Sasuke to join him.
Sasuke arrived to the battlefield from atop Sai's ink-bird and immediately began incinerating Madara with his Amaterasu. However, Madara shrugged off Sasuke's attack and absorbed it. After Madara defeated Naruto and Sai, as well as absorbing Hashirama's Sage Mode, Sasuke attacked Madara viciously with his sword. Madara allowed Sasuke to pierce his bicep and grabbed his blade, while also offering the young Uchiha the opportunity to join him in the battle against the Allied Shinobi Forces. However, Sasuke refuses his offer and informs the elder Uchiha that he plans to kill him, to which Madara responds that he will take Sasuke's eyes as a temporary replacement for his lost Rinnegan. As Naruto and Sai attempted to assist Sasuke in his battle against Madara, the elder Uchiha managed to evade the three attacking shinobi and turned his attention towards the tailed beasts.
Sasuke summoned a hawk to go after Madara, but was halted by Hashirama, who offered him a technique that would be able to bind Madara even if his own senjutsu chakra. Sasuke wondered why he'd offer such a technique to an Uchiha, and Hashirama compares him to Madara's brother, Izuna, and as such, had the best chance of stopping Madara without resorting to strength. Sasuke flew towards Madara, and attacked him using an opening created by Tobirama, who was fighting Madara. However, Madara immobilised Sasuke in the air, and stabbed him with his own sword despite Tobirama's pleas. After getting impaled by his own sword, Sasuke struggles to remain alive by remembering his resolve to honour his brother's sacrifice and change the shinobi world. However, Sasuke finally collapses as Madara walks away.
Tobirama and Karin later noticed grimly that they could not sense Sasuke's chakra, which suggested that Sasuke had died from his injuries. Later on, Sasuke was approached by a barefooted individual. The individual turned out to be Kabuto who was able to rediscover himself and thus, break free from Izanami. He chose to save Sasuke's life as Obito volunteered to save Naruto's life declaring that he now knew who he was and where he belonged and would pay Itachi back for helping him realise all this.
Within Sasuke's unconscious mind, he met the spirit of the Sage of Six Paths himself, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. He told Sasuke of his family history and revealed to Sasuke his status as the reincarnation of his eldest son Indra. Admitting to his own faults as a father and leader, Hagoromo asked Sasuke to help fix his mistakes. After accepting Hagoromo's request, the ancient sage passed a portion of his power to Sasuke.
Upon awakening, Sasuke quickly readied himself to return to the battle. After Sasuke took out Madara's chakra rods from Tobirama's body, the Second used his Flying Thunder God Technique to send Sasuke on the main battlefield, as he teleported him to Minato's kunai that Naruto had taken with him. Madara watched on with surprise as Sasuke arrived next to Naruto, as the young Uzumaki noted that he and Sasuke are going to defeat him together, after he told him that he's not going to beat him alone. Sasuke, who unlocked the Rinnegan in his left eye after his meeting with Hagoromo, told Madara to get ready, and the older Uchiha replied that he have both their powers, the Rinnegan and the Senjutsu of the Six Paths and that they were about to find out who's stronger between them.
Madara then proceeded to use his various techniques against the duo, to which Sasuke and Naruto's combined power was able to defend against. As Madara continued to seemingly manipulate targets from afar, Sasuke's Rinnegan saw through the charade, discovering that Madara was actually producing an invisible doppelganger to aid him. Realizing that any damage the copy took would be transferred to Madara, Sasuke proceeded to stab it, stopping Madara to regain his composure. Sasuke then explained his analysis to Naruto, and the two then proceeded to assault Madara again. Realizing the situation was shifting to Sasuke and Naruto's advantage, Madara instead stole Kakashi's Sharingan and a temporary replacement left eye and used its power to teleport to the Kamui's dimension to retrieve his actual left eye from Obito, but not before Sasuke bifurcated the older Uchiha.
Shortly afterwards, Sakura was teleported back to the normal dimension by Obito, who warned her allies of Madara's potential power should he gain both his eyes. After Naruto restored Kakashi's original left eye, Kakashi asked Sasuke what his true goal as Hokage would be. As Sasuke remained silent, Kakashi chose to not push the question, instead reminding Sasuke that they are still all former members of Team 7. As Madara began his return to the battlefield, Sasuke and the others prepared themselves.
After Madara returns, fully regenerated and with both Rinnegan eyes, Madara creates four shadows to hold off his opponents. He then takes to the air and performs the Chibaku Tensei. Sasuke respods by unleashing his fully formed Susanoo to repel the massive stones. Madara then reveals his newly-formed third eye and prepares to perform the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Finally ready to complete his plan. Madara casts his Infinite Tsukuyomi, and begins assimilating everyone in its spell. Sasuke, with his Rinnegan protecting him from Madara's genjutsu. Decides to envelopes himself, and his rookie team within his Susanoo to protect them from the the genjutsu. As everyone asks Sasuke the nature of this technique, Sasuke stubbornly tells them to be quite, insisting that he is in command. While Naruto is furious at Sasuke's still independent attitude, Kakashi solemnly admits that with Sasuke's Rinnegan, he may be the only one able to save the world. As the light of Madara's technique finally ends, Sasuke lets down his Susanoo, noting that only a Rinnegan has a chance of canceling the Infinite Tsyuyumi. Madara then confronts the remaining free individuals, only for Black Zetsu to suddenly betray Madara and impale his hand through Madara's chest, shocking its audience. As Madara asks his own manifestation why he would do this, Black Zetsu boldly states that it is actually a manifestation of Otsutsuki Kaguya. Black Zetsu then proceeds to expand its being into Madara. Sasuke was also seen in Ino's genjutsu dream, in this case fighting with Sai for Ino's affection.
When Madara began to absorb a huge amount of chakra from those captured by the Infinite Tsukuyomi while swelling up to many times his normal size, Naruto and Sasuke attempted to stop him. Before being caught by hair-like appendages. Madara eventually shrunk back down, but was replaced by Kaguya while Black Zetsu was completely absorbed in the process, leaving Obito free of his presence and unconscious. When questioned on her motives, Kaguya went to comment that she wanted no more fighting, before reshaping their location into a lava river.
Sasuke immediately summons his hawk to save himself from the molten river, and he quickly saves Naruto as well, ignoring Naruto's pleas to save Kakashi and Sakura, who are saved by a quick-thinking Kakashi. When Naruto questions his complete disregard for the safety of his comrades, Sasuke informs Naruto that they are the only ones who can defeat Kaguya, and so neither one of them can die, even if they survive at the sacrifice of others, such as Sakura and Kakashi. Kaguya immediately rebuttals with a pinpoint attack, which Sasuke tries to block with his Susanoo, but ultimately fails, which results in his hawk's wing being pierced as well, as Sasuke's left arm. As he falls into the pit of lava once more, Sasuke activates Susanoo to protect himself, and is swiftly saved by Naruto, who manages to fly. While Naruto proceeds to attack Kaguya, he manages to provide an opening, as Sasuke, with his Perfect Susanoo activated, attacks Kaguya once more.
Ultimately, Sasuke's attack fails, and he is forced out of his Perfect Susanoo and begins to fall into the ocean of lava once again. As his blade is destroyed by the lava, Sasuke manages to teleport himself to Naruto's location, and he receives a platform to stand on from Naruto. Angry that his Susanoo has no effect on Kaguya, he and Naruto do not notice Kaguya as she sneaks up behind them with tears in her eyes. Black Zetsu emerges from Kaguya, latches onto Naruto and Sasuke, and begins absorbing their power, while he also explains the history of Kaguya's defeat, his creation, and his attempt to revive Kaguya. Once Black Zetsu finishes his tale, Naruto manages to rip Black Zetsu off of himself and Sasuke, and the two shinobi prepare their counterattack.
Sasuke and Naruto later discuss a counterattack plan, which gets put into action when the former uses Amaterasu on Kaguya, albeit she absorbs the attack and the latter uses the new technique. Ultimately, the plan is successful as Kaguya is distracted long enough to be punched by Naruto. Sasuke prepares to strike Kaguya with Yin Release while Naruto proceeds to strike Kaguya with Yang Release. However, the sealing attempt is unsuccessful as Kaguya shifts them to a different dimension and traps the two in a prison of ice. Sasuke uses Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to free himself and Naruto from the ice. Black Zetsu tells Kaguya that she should separate the two, and so Kaguya emerges behind Sasuke and pulls him into her portal, leaving him trapped in a desert dimension, isolated and confused. He tries to find a way to escape, but to no success and quickly becomes exhausted.
Sasuke senses Naruto's chakra but is unable to find him. Later he notices Obito and Sakura opening a portal and calls for him to come. The portal becomes smaller as Obito falters but Sasuke shifts to get in and catches Sakura as she collapses. He then explains how his ability works and thanks them.
Sasuke returns to the ice dimension along with Obito and Sakura. As Sasuke makes his way towards Naruto, with the latter asks him if he has thanked Obito and Sakura, to which he coldly rebuffs by telling Naruto to focus on Kaguya. Kaguya immediately shifts everyone to a high gravity dimension, and prepares to eliminate Sasuke and Naruto. Thanks to the effects of the gravity, Sasuke and Naruto manage to dodge the attack, but Kaguya launches the attack once more, intent on eliminating the threat. Kakashi and Obito jump in front of Sasuke and Naruto, but Obito uses Kamui to save Kakashi as well, and is stabbed in the process, shocking Sasuke and everyone else.
Sasuke recharges his left eye while everyone listens Obito's final words. As his Rinnegan's power is restored, Sasuke takes the opportunity to surprise Kaguya and instantly teleports next to her. He attempts to pierce her with Chidori, but fails, as Kaguya flees away. While Naruto attempts to save Obito, Sasuke informs him that he cannot do anything to save him, and so he should instead focus on Kaguya. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and flies towards Kaguya's location, preparing to take her on in battle. As he continues to battle her, Sasuke presents a dismayed and angry Naruto an opening, which he takes to rip off Kaguya's arm, with Black Zetsu still attached to it.
While Sasuke begins pressuring Kaguya, Naruto launches nine separate attacks, each imbued with on of the tailed beasts' chakra. After hitting Kaguya with it, her body becomes unstable, transforming into an amalgamated mass of the tailed beasts. Naruto then asked Sasuke what animal form is it, and Sasuke tells Naruto that it doesn't matter. Since it will be easier to get close to Kaguya, and it will be easier to seal the latter as well. The beast produced several outstretching hands, sucking up everything it came in contact with. As it approached Sakura, Kakashi, having inherited Obito's Sharingan powers from the departed spirit, uses Susanoo to save Sakura, much to everyone's surprise. Sasuke then wonder how Kakashi got his sharingan back, even though he lost it. Naruto then told Sasuke that it doesn't matter, since their former sensei's namesake is "The Copy Ninja Kakashi" and "Kakashi of the Sharingan".
Regaining control of herself, Kaguya then shaped tailed-beast mass into a giant Truth-Seeking Ball. Kakashi devised a plan and shared it with his students, telling them to be ready for what could be their last mission as a team. As Naruto distracts Kaguya with his clones, Sasuke waits for the opportunity to leap into action. While Kaguya is distracted, Sasuke swaps place with one of Naruto's shadow clones and appears next to Kaguya. As she attempts to escape, Sakura comes from above and knocks Kaguya down, as Naruto and Sasuke finally manage to touch her with their special sun and moon tattoos they received from Hagoromo, preparing to seal away the Rabbit Goddess once and for all.
Immediately upon contact, Sasuke and Naruto begin the ultimate sealing technique: the Chibaku Tensei. Kaguya wonders how she, the ancestor of all chakra, could be defeated by mere fragments of chakra, as she reverts back to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, and is encased by the landscape, creating an enormous satellite similar in size to the moon. After sealing away Kaguya, the moon tattoo disappears from Sasuke's hand, as the sun tattoo disappears from Naruto's hand, and reappears on the hand of Hagoromo. Relieved that they have defeated Kaguya, they immediately worry about how they will return back to the real world. Suddenly, Team Kakashi and the tailed beasts are summoned back to earth by Hagoromo and all of the previous Kage. Satisfied, Hagoromo thanks Sasuke and his comrades for saving the world.
While everyone celebrates Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke senses some life in Madara, and rushes to eliminate his fallen enemy once and for all. However, he is stopped by Hagoromo, as Hashirama approaches his former comrade. Following Hagoromo's advice, Sasuke listens to Hashirama and Madara's final words to each other, as Madara passes away peacefully and the reanimated Hokage return to the afterlife. As the tailed beasts begin to talk about their future plans now that they are free, Sasuke makes his own intentions known, starting with killing the current five Kage still trapped within Infinite Tsukuyomi. Sasuke then proceeds to take control of the nine tailed beasts and seal them away within separate Chibaku Tensei. As Kakashi asks if he still simply desires revenge, Sasuke plainly states that what he wants is to recreate the world the way it should be, doing so with revolution. Noting that only Naruto still stands in his way, Sasuke faces his former friend and ally. While Hagoromo sadly looks on to see that once again his children battle each other, Naruto firmly says he will end this feud once and for all.
Before they depart for their battle, Naruto urges Sasuke to at least release the tailed beasts, but Sasuke tells he he intends to destroy the tailed beasts, which would require killing Naruto in order to eliminate the chakra of the tailed beasts within him, while also keeping the ones he trapped alive in order to end the Infinite Tsukuyomi. He orders Naruto to follow him, as he wants to take their fight elsewhere. As Sasuke turns to leave, Sakura makes a final plea to keep Sasuke from abandoning them again and, , he ignores her and says she is still annoying and silenced her with a genjutsu of him impaling her chest in order to prevent her from interfering with their fight. Sasuke says there is no reason for him and Sakura to love each other and he believes her love is from a failed past before he led Naruto to the Valley of the End. Though Naruto tries to persuade Sasuke once more with Itachi's words, Sasuke rebuttals by preparing to tell Naruto what he means when he says the word "Hokage".
Sasuke explains Itachi's sacrifice to Naruto, stating that Itachi is the definition of a "true Hokage," despite the fact that his one mistake was allowing Sasuke to live so that he could learn the truth about his brother. Explaining his goal further, Sasuke tells Naruto that as he will become the Hokage, he will become darkness itself and take on all of the hatred of the world alone. By absorbing the hatred of the shinobi world himself, Sasuke will eliminate the darkness of the failed system, allowing it to shine once more. Naruto attempts to explain the error in Sasuke's ways once more, claiming that Sasuke does not know anything about his brother or what he believed in. However, Sasuke does not take Naruto's words into account, and states that Naruto's death will be the beginning of the new clean slate he is determined to inflict on the world. With nothing else left to say, Sasuke and Naruto clash, with enough force to begin cracking Hashirama's statue.
Repelling against each other, Sasuke immediately fires a massive fireball at Naruto, who manages to deflect the attack by activating his Six Paths Sage Technique. Leaving Naruto little time to react, Sasuke shifts behind Naruto, activates his Chidori, and knocks Naruto into the water. As Naruto recovers, Sasuke activates his Susanoo and fires three arrows towards Naruto, though he manages to block Sasuke's attack by utilizing three of his Truth-Seeking Ball, resulting in several small explosions. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and tries to slice down Naruto, only for his attack to be countered by one of Naruto's tails as he enters Tailed Beast Mode. The two titans' fists clash together, as memories of the past are shared between the two. Taking a moment, Sasuke warns Naruto to pick up the pace if he doesn't want to die, while Naruto refuses to abandon Sasuke, despite their differences. While Naruto forms a Tailed Beast Ball, Sasuke applies the Chidori to his Perfect Susanoo. The two techniques clash, resulting in a massive explosion, as Naruto and Sasuke enter their inner subconscious once again. Sasuke tells Naruto that they are no longer children, and that despite their differing opinions, they should be able to understand each other at this point.
While remembering Sasuke's words about two high class shinobi learning each other's feelings through their fists, Naruto tries once more to convince Sasuke to stop fighting, stating that his goal is pointless since the five shinobi villages have already united. However, Sasuke explains that they only united to defeat a common enemy; with their enemies defeated, Sasuke believes the world will become like it was before the war. Resolved to becoming the common threat for the sake of the shinobi world, Sasuke explains that he will find some way to gain immortality through the use of his immense power- stating that is what he means by becoming "Hokage." Returning to the real world, Sasuke and Naruto are knocked back as a result of the explosion of their colliding attacks. Pleased that Naruto is becoming serious, Sasuke summons the satellites encasing the tailed beasts and begins channeling their chakra into his Perfect Susanoo, as it changes into a more humanoid form, while stating he is quite possibly the strongest person in the world, which is later noted by Kurama, as he states that Sasuke is on the level of Hagoromo himself.
While Naruto summons three shadow clones, Sasuke immediately attacks him from behind, knocking one of his clones into the earth. The two battle in the sky, as Naruto tries to attack Sasuke, but fails as Sasuke uses a lightning-based senbon to counter Naruto's technique, resulting in a massive explosion. Naruto combines his clones to form one powerful chakra avatar and throws two Rasenshuriken, while Sasuke fires a lighting-enhanced arrow, as the two attacks prepare to collide in the air.
Sasuke and Naruto's attacks collide in the air, creating a massive explosion that devastates the land and destroys the heads of the Madara and Hashirama statues. Completely drained of chakra, the two fall to the earth and into the valley once more. Surprised that Naruto has survived the last encounter, Sasuke attempts to use Amaterasu to incinerate Naruto, but fails, as Naruto uses Kurama's chakra to protect himself from the damage. As Sasuke begins to feel the effects of using too much chakra, Naruto takes the opportunity to create clones that attack Sasuke altogether, sending him into the air, Naruto plans to deliver a decisive blow, but Sasuke also manages to land a hit as well. Sasuke summons shuriken to eliminate Naruto's clones and attacks what he believes is the real Naruto body, only to be fooled with a clone as Naruto lands a large blow. Sasuke tries to use his Chidori, but fails, as Naruto activates his Rasengan, only for him to trip and lose the technique. Seeing this opportunity, Sasuke kicks Naruto onto his and begins punching Naruto repeatedly in the face, until Naruto finally manages to break free with a headbutt. As Naruto rises, the two engage in a long battle of taijutsu for an entire day.
Upon nightfall, Sasuke and Naruto continue to fight with only their strong wills, as the two are both completely exhausted. Kurama gives Naruto more chakra to use for one final attack, but Sasuke manages to use his Rinnegan's Preta Path ability to absorb Naruto's chakra for his own. Activating the Chidori once more, Sasuke prepares to end Naruto's life, stating that he will finally be alone once his one and only best friend is dead.
Refusing to give up however, Naruto struck back, sending Sasuke into the wall of the valley. Enraged at his persistence, Sasuke channeled the last of his chakra into a Kagutsuchi infused Chidori and met once more with Naruto's Rasengan, destroying the rest of the valley and taking both his and Naruto's arm. Both completely drained, the two lay next to each other with Sasuke asking why Naruto would go through such lengths for someone like him. Acknowledging that he himself had truly been jealous of Naruto from the start, Sasuke admitted defeat though Naruto told him he wouldn't let the Uchiha die on the battlefield declaring no matter what happens next he would always be there for his friend, moving Sasuke to tears.
Sakura arrived shortly after and healed the two. Sasuke tries to speak to her but she tells him not to because she has to focus on healing them. Sasuke then apologizes to Sakura for everything he's don, which she reacts with criticism but tearfull accepts, and he smiles at her as a pleased Kakashi looked on at his team reuniting once again. Sasuke forms the special sign with Naruto by, resulting in the release of the Infinite Tsukuyomi and the world being saved from the final threat. Following this, he released the tailed beasts from their prison in the satellites, much to the delight of Naruto. As they do this, Sasuke talks about how he now understands why Naruto never gave up on him and credits him for teaching him the true meaning of being a shinobi.
After the battle, Sasuke is sent to prison while the Kage contemplate his fate. Several months later, Sasuke was officially pardoned by Kakashi, who had become the Sixth Hokage following Tsunade's retirement based on his service in ending the war and a good word from Naruto. Opting to see the world through clearer eyes, Sasuke prepares to leave Konoha, choosing not to wait for his prosthetic new hand to finished. Sakura asked once more if she could come with him and while Sasuke tells her this journey is for him alone, he affectionately poked her on the forehead, like his brother Itachi used to do to him, promising he'd be back and thanking her. As he departed from the village, he ran into Naruto, who had been waiting for him. Saying their final words to each other, Naruto gives Sasuke his former forehead protector that he had discarded at the end of their first fight. Accepting the headband as a sign of reconciliation, Sasuke leaves Naruto and the village, traveling around the world as a nomadic vagabond for many years in order to find redemption and analyses the world.
As part of his atonement, Sasuke travels around the world to seek any threats that occur within the Five Great Nations that threaten the peace between them. Although he often deals with the threats without being seen, he leaves behind obvious hints that he was responsible. This redeems him in the eyes of the Five Kage, who come to trust him enough to ask for his assistance in mysterious or dangerous situations and maintain correspondence with him in case they need his help.
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 but a Konoha shinobi who is rebelling against the village 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. Sasuke returns to the village at some point due him stating "I'm home".
As Sasuke emerges from the forest, he sees a patch of flowers growing at the base of a nearby tree. Because he likely would never have even noticed the flowers only a few years ago, he stops for a moment to appreciate them. While admiring the flowers, Sasuke overhears two young brothers in the nearby field, who are throwing paper shuriken at each other while they pretend to be ninja. Omitsu, the older brother, is much better at throwing the shuriken than his younger brother, Komitsu, who clearly reveres Omitsu's skill; Sasuke is reminded of his own admiration for his brother, Itachi. After expending their inventory of shuriken, Komitsu begins gathering the shuriken from the ground when a gust of wind starts carrying them away. He chases after them, not noticing that he's headed for a ravine. Just as Komitsu starts going over the edge he is caught by Sasuke, who has also gathered all of the paper shuriken.
Komitsu tries to insist that he knew what he was doing but, on seeing how relieved Omitsu is by Sasuke's intervention, thanks Sasuke for the help. Because of Sasuke's obvious skill, Komitsu asks if he is Naruto. Sasuke is so surprised by the question that he doesn't respond, further convincing Komitsu. Komitsu asks "Naruto" to help them train and Omitsu is unable to calm him. Deciding that this might be a kind of penance, Sasuke agrees to give them some of his time; he first corrects them about his name. As they practice, Sasuke keeps telling himself not to stay for too long and informs the brothers of his intention to leave soon. And yet he continues to linger, drawn to Komitsu's youthful innocence and Omitsu's burdensome over-protectiveness.
After a few hours of training, Komitsu shows clear improvement, finally managing to actually hit the targets he aims at. Komitsu is proud of himself, but notices that the sun is setting: the sky is growing dark and the clouds are turning red. It reminds him of the Akatsuki. Sasuke is stunned to hear the word, and finds some relief when Ōmitsu corrects Komitsu that "akatsuki" refers to daybreak, not sunset. When Komitsu continues to remain quiet, Omitsu is forced to confess to Sasuke that their family was killed by the Akatsuki.
Sasuke finally says goodbye to Omitsu and Komitsu and departs. As he travels back through the forest, he crosses paths with Kiino, Omitsu and Komitsu's older brother. He mistakes Sasuke for Itachi and begins talking to him, forcing Sasuke to correct him. As they talk, Kiino concludes that, despite all the terrible things Itachi did when he was alive, he was still a good person deep down. Sasuke sadly agrees.
As Sasuke starts investigating about Kaguya during his journey of redemption, he is forced to examine his former role as an avenger and how this past will influence his future. Although he is offered to return to Konoha, he is unsure if he should or not, due to the guilt he feels for betraying his friends. During his traveling, he receives a message from Kakashi regarding the disappearances of Konoha, Kumo, and Kiri shinobi and Sasuke agrees to investigate. On his way to the Land of Lightning, Sasuke arrives at a bamboo village in the Land of Hot Water and learns from the villagers of a rogue ninja group called the Dark Thunder Group, whose leader, Karyu, admires Sasuke yet wants to kill him in order to surpass him.
Sasuke finds the group attacking the village and defeats them, saving all the villagers from harm. Karyu admits he has admired Sasuke since the latter attacked the Kage Summit, much to Sasuke's dismay that Karyu is tarnishing his name. After interrogating Karyu, he learns that the group is responsible for the disappearances and placed all the kidnapped shinobi under genjutsu to attack the hidden villages. Before he can turn Karyu over to Konoha, Karyu is killed by the father of one of his victims. When the genjutsu fails to dispel after Karyu's death, Sasuke suspects the real culprit is on the loose. Sasuke later meets with Orochimaru and his former team Taka comrades to investigate the matter further.
Sasuke maintains contact with Sai when Konoha is attacked and later meets with Yamato, who gives him intel on the missing shinobi. Sasuke finds most of the missing Kiri and Kumo shinobi on an isolated island, and through luck, discovers that Chino and Nowaki are in fact enemies; Chino possessing red eyes and Lava Release. After they flee, Sasuke delivers the shinobi to their villages. Where he is thanked by the Raikage and Darui for helping them. The Raikage offers to send other shinobi to help Sasuke find the group's leaders, but Sasuke declines since only he can cancel their genjutsu abilities. He also tells the Raikage about Chino and his abilities. After hearing this the Raikage grudgingly acknowledges Sasuke as someone qualified to take care of the leaders, whom he says are likely in Yugakure. Sasuke also acknowledges he now has respect for the Raikage for his forgiveness, and he will inform him of the outcome. He then goes to Yugakure, where he finds and battles Chino. She reveals that she is seeking revenge due to that she is from a clan that was eliminated due to her village fearing its Lava Release. Because Sasuke understands her pain and hatred, he defeats them without seriously injuring them and convinces them to accept defeat. Sasuke drops them off at his village's prison but he leaves a good word for them to be forgiven.
After resuming his journey, Sasuke receives a letter from Naruto that mentions Sakura comparing his efforts to protect the village to that of his childhood dream of joining the Konoha Military Police Force, Sasuke decides his home is with Sakura and makes the decision to return to Konoha. Upon returning to the village, Sakura happily greeting Sasuke, saying "Welcome home, Sasuke".
He then continues walking after Sakura got his message.
13 years later, Sasuke lived in the village for a while before resuming his travels. However Sakura refused to stay in Konoha without Sasuke, and he allows Sakura to accompany him on his journey. Eventually, they got married, and she became pregnant with their daughter Uchiha Sarada, who was born in one of Orochimaru's hideouts with Karin delivering her. Afterwards, Sasuke returned to Konoha with Sakura and Sarada, and they lived as a normal family for a couple of years with Sasuke raising Sarada till she is a toddler.
When Sarada is a toddler Sasuke leaves the village to investigate about Kaguya. Due to this, it left Sarada with few memories of him. When Naruto becomes Hokage, Sasuke is shown traveling in a sand dimension and walks pass Sakura's old flak jacket that is lying on the ground. During his investigation, Sasuke comes to suspect that she created the White Zetsu Army in order to face some greater threat
Upon secretly coming back home he asks Naruto, now the Seventh Hokage, to call a Five Kage Summit so that he can share his theory with the other Kage. Sasuke comes to suspect that she created the White Zetsu Army in order to face some greater threat. Not wishing to cause a panic, the Kage agree to keep this to themselves for the time being. Wanting to safeguard the future of his daughter and the new generation, Sasuke continues his wanderings as he tries to find more information, using his Rinnegan to inspect other dimensions.
In the anime, after a remnant of Root failed to destroy the village, Naruto brought the research of Gozu Tenno to Sasuke. Realizing the true nature behind it, Sasuke was amazed at how close Danzo came to replicating Kaguya's technique. After noting that it would help in his investigation, Naruto suggested that Sasuke return to the village for a while. Sasuke however simply asked Naruto to apologize to Sakura for his continued absents before leaving.
11 years later, while Sasuke is traveling, he notices that something has gone amiss. He then gets attacked by a cloaked individual, wielding a kusarigama. After fending his opponent off with his sword and a stream of lightning, Sasuke notices that the person has a Sharingan and wears the Uchiha clan's family crest on his back. As the mysterious shinobi flees, a confused Sasuke ponders how this is possible. Following this, Sasuke sends a messenger hawk to inform Uzumaki Naruto of the recent event, asking to meet with him.
Later at the waiting point, Sarada arrived, having joined Naruto on the journey to finally see her father again. Sasuke caught her by surprise where Sarada was crying with joy after finally seeing her father for as long as she could remember. Sasuke, however, being cautious and not recognizing his daughter, drew his sword in suspicion that she was affiliated with the boy that attacked him. Sasuke then moved to attack Sarada who dodged his blade. He then moved to attack her with his hand only for Sarada to scream out "Daddy", causing Sasuke to realise who she is and cease his attack. Sarada then questioned who her real mother was but received no answer. She then demanded to know what Sasuke had been up to all this time but he told her it was none of her business, causing her to run out the door crying with Naruto in pursuit to comfort her. Afterwards after sensing Shin and his father were attacking outside, Sasuke hurried outside to aid Naruto and to protect his daughter.
Sasuke quickly engaged the mysterious man, swatting away his blades with his own sword, only for the man to catch Sasuke's 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 then took advantage of Sasuke's fatherly instincts by launching more blades at Sarada, forcing Sasuke to shield his daughter with his body. Sakura appeared and quickly pummeled the man in to submission, shocking sasuke and the others of her sudden arrival. With the fight seemingly over, Sakura apologized for how this all happened, to which Sasuke insisted it wasn't her fault. Suddenly, a small Sharingan creature appeared and teleported Shin, his son, and Sakura.
Realizing that Shin's arm was embedded with multiple Sharingan like Danzo's, Sasuke surmised that Orochimaru was behind this. Accepting Naruto's call to bring the kids along due to that Sarada is also being targeted, they went to Orochimaru's hideout for answers. Along they way, they met with Yamato, who watched over Orochimaru from the outside. Upon arriving, they were greeted by Suigetsu and Jugo, shortly followed by Orochimaru. Sasuke promised retaliation if Orochimaru was involved in the attack on his daughter and the kidnapping of his wife. Orochimaru denied any involvement but he explained the origin of Shin Uchiha, as well as his clones. Following Orochimaru's explanation, Sasuke asked where Shin is, Orochimaru happily decided to tell so Sasuke could kill Shin for him.
Later, Sasuke waited outside with Orochimaru and his men for Naruto and the kids, to which Sasuke berated them for making him wait. As Orochimaru noted that Sakura might be dead, Sasuke calmly denied that being possible. With his Rinnegan finally regaining its full power after using it to investigate Kaguya's dimensions, he prepared his Susanoo to take everyone with him and ordered Naruto not to upset Sarada.
Soon after entering the separate dimension with his allies, Sasuke asked Naruto to detect where Sakura was. They soon found her engaged in battle against Shin. Sasuke quickly dove in with Susanoo and use it to crush Shin into submission. While Sasuke checked to make sure his wife was okay, Shin called his clones to distract the enemies while he escaped. Instead, the clones betrayed and stabbed Shin, to which one of them simply explained that they outgrew the need of Shin. Thousands of more Shin-clones then appeared. While Naruto dealt with the army through his shadow clones, Sasuke swiftly took down a giant Shin-clone with his Susanoo. Shin took advantage of this fight to escape with his Time–Space technique, attempting to take the children with him through his creature, but Sasuke warned Sarada. To this, Sarada quickly killed the creature, while Shin over-taxed himself. Sasuke then watched in shock and pride as Sarada revealed her own strength to join the fight and defeated several Shin-clones by activating her Sharingan and using the same monstrous strength like her mother.
After learning that Sakura is indeed her biological mother, Sarada asks Sasuke if he believes their family was connected to each other by their feelings, which he replies he does. When asked why, he says it's because Sarada, as their daughter, is proof of their bond. Sasuke then asks Naruto what should they do with the clones and Naruto proposes they be left at the new orphanage in Konoha, which Sasuke considers too soft but doesn't disagree with him. Upon returning to Konoha, he shares his first family dinner with Sakura and Sarada. At some point, Sasuke and his family pose for a portrait together. After an unknown amount of time, he prepares to leave the village to continue with his traveling. Seeing Sarada upset, he surprises her by hugging her and affectionately pokes her in the forehead, promising to come home soon. When Sakura initiates a kiss from him, he turns around and bids them farewell, leaving Sakura disappointed. While leaving, he silently smiles in amusement after seeing this while holding the lunch box that Sakura made for him.
Film AppearancesKazahana 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. By using his Rinnegan's abilities, he is ultimately able to escape. Unable to read the scroll with his Rinnegan, Sasuke takes it back to Konoha to have it deciphered. He stops at Naruto's house to deliver it to him, but is attacked by Naruto's son, Uzumaki Boruto, who mistook Sasuke for his father. Sasuke easily blocks the attack, and after Boruto apologized for the misunderstanding. He asks him for his name since he knows that he is Naruto's son,
Soon after he asks Hinata where Naruto is while Boruto, who realizes that Sasuke is his father's rival, looks at him with admiration. Sasuke leaves shortly after Hinata tells him that Naruto is at his office. As Sasuke is half way to the Hokage’s office he finds Naruto’s tattered old outfit that Boruto previously threw out the window and picks it up. He arrives at Naruto's office to ask him to help decipher the scroll and hands him the jacket. Sasuke says he met Boruto and says that the boy seems to be like how Naruto was at that age, however Naruto insists that Boruto is similar to Sasuke when he was younger, but then goes back on that statement - noting that Boruto is different from both of them, because he has never truly worked as hard as the ninja of their time - using the perfect condition of Boruto's clothing as an example. They make a bet on whether the nature of a shinobi has changed even in regards to Boruto, to which Sasuke says it hasn't and Naruto says it has. Sasuke then calls Naruto a loser after he declared that he won the contest this time.
After leaving Naruto's office, while Sasuke was on his way home to see his wife and daughter. He is then attacked by Boruto, who he easily defeats by kicking his legs. Upon seeing that Naruto was right about Boruto's clothes, Sasuke hears Boruto asking him to be his apprentice because there is someone he wants to defeat. Unimpressed, Sasuke asks him if he can use the Rasengan, to which Boruto says shows an angry look on his face. Therefore Sasuke tells him that he can't be his student unless he learns the technique. While walking away Sasuke declared that his earlier conversation with Naruto hasn't been over or decided yet.
After a while, Boruto managed to master the Rasengan, but when Sasuke noted how small it was. Boruto thought this meant Sasuke was disappointed and threw the Rasengan in his frustration, which disappeared, before running off. Sarada then reveals herself to her father, and tries to convince him that he was being too hard on Boruto, as he usually didn't apply that kind of dedication to anything. Sasuke tells his daughter that Boruto jumped to the wrong conclusion, and that he was going to agree to make him his student. In truth, Sasuke was quite satisfied, further impressed by the wind nature Boruto applies to his Rasengan.
The next day, Boruto demonstrates a normal-sized Rasengan, which Sasuke recognises to be a result of using the Kote. When Sasuke asks if he did it all in one day, Boruto tries to cover this up by saying his talent is nothing like Naruto's. Sasuke cryptically references the fact that Boruto was willing to cheat to attain his goal by saying Boruto was quite different from Naruto and he hoped it wasn't the case. Nonetheless, he agrees to train Boruto since he already met his requirement.
After his day training with Sasuke, the two sit by a fire and talk. Boruto asks him to tell him about Naruto. However Sasuke tells Boruto about Naruto's childhood by saying that all he did was go around saying he'd become the Hokage. He goes on saying that Naruto was quite a loser and stubborn as hell. But when Boruto asks about his father's weaknesses. Sasuke explains that Naruto had many weaknesses, but nonetheless managed to pull himself up with his own strength and becamee the Hokage. Believing Boruto's approach to be incorrect - Sasuke explained that Boruto doesn't need to understand the current Naruto but the Naruto that made it all the way here. This doesn't satisfy Boruto, so he throws himself into training for the upcoming Chunin Exams, he learns the shurikenjutsu. While Boruto throws the shuriken, Sasuke tells Boruto to curve the shuriken. Boruto asks him how is he suppose to bend it that far. But after Sasuke throws the shuriken by having it curve. He tells Boruto to use his head a little and don't expect an immediate answer.
While training after passing the first round of the exams, Boruto struggles with bending his throws - complaining that shurikenjutsu is Sarada's specialty, because she is Sasuke's daughter. Sasuke retorts this assertion by applying the same reasoning to Boruto regarding the Shadow Clone Technique, he makes 8 shadow clones in front of Boruto. When Sasuke asks Boruto if the shadow clone technique is his speciality. Boruto says it's his father's. However Sasuke tells Boruto that can't make anymore excuses. He also says that Naruto can make a thousand shadow clones.
As the finals of the Chunin Exams commence, Sasuke visited one of Naruto in the lab. He asks if the scroll had been deciphered and Naruto said it won't be long now. However before leaving, Naruto says he learned from Konohamaru that Sasuke is training Boruto. Naruto then tells him that he might be right about the soul of a Shinobi never changing. Sasuke agrees and takes his leav. When the scroll is deciphered, on the day of the Chunin Exams' finals. He reads what it says, and finds his suspicions about the threat Kaguya was preparing for confirmed and rushes to inform Naruto while saying that they had to cancel the Exams.
When he arrives at the stadium where the finals are being held, Kinshiki and Momoshiki are already attacking. Sasuke rescues Sarada from falling debris but is confronted by Kinshiki when he lands on the ground. However Shikamaru briefly restrains Kinshiki and Momoshiki, allowing Sasuke to tell Naruto what the scroll said. He says that Kinshiki and Momoshiki harvest planets' chakra in order to prolong their lives and that Kaguya was building a White Zetsu Army to prepare for their inevitable invasion.
As Momoshiki starts attacking, Naruto forms his Tailed Beast Mode around Boruto and Sarada in order to protect them whereas Sasuke layers his Susanoo over this to provide additional protection. The shield is insufficient against Momoshiki, so Naruto instructs Sasuke to focus on protecting the children while he fights Momoshiki alone. Sasuke does so, staying with Boruto and Sarada and as a result, preventing him from stopping Naruto's capture. With his father gone, Boruto feels guilty about how he treated Naruto. While Boruto walks to the Hokage office, Sasuke picks up the Kote that Boruto threw to the ground.
When Sasuke goes into Naruto's office to look for Boruto, he finds the boy wearing Naruto's old jacket, even overhearing Boruto comment about how uncool he looks, which makes Sasuke agree with him. Sasuke mentions to Boruto that he received scorn at the exam for cheating, that he is technically not even a shinobi anymore and that if it wasn't for his little sister who adores him and his mother who worries over him, he'd be just like how Naruto was. When Boruto demands to know how his father overcame his hardships, Sasuke says that Boruto should ask Naruto himself and goes on to explain that he can still sense Naruto's chakra, meaning that he is alive and that he intends to rescue him.
When Boruto asks Sasuke why he even bothered with someone like him, Sasuke replies that he lost to Naruto but he believes Boruto is a strong shinobi with the potential to surpass even Naruto as well. However Sasuke says that Boruto is his number one student because he is a bigger loser who hates to lose, effectively restoring Boruto's confidence and determination. The Five Kage then reveal themselves and offer their assistance to rescue Naruto, revealing they are on friendly terms with Sasuke. However before they leave, Sasuke lends his forehead protector to Boruto, who had his confiscated by Naruto for cheating in the exams. Sasuke gathers the rest of the Kage with Boruto, on top of the Hokage Tower.
There Sasuke uses his Rinnegan to open a portal to Momoshiki's Planet. Before they leave, Hinata tries to stop Boruto from leaving - who then puts on Sasuke's headband and affirms confidently that he's going to go save his father (reminding Hinata of Naruto when he was young). Sasuke approves of this demeanor and notes that Boruto is finally starting to carry himself like a true shinobi. He the heads into the portal and tells Boruto to come on.
When they get there they find Naruto being bound on a tree similar to the Shinju and about to have Kurama extracted from him. Sasuke and Boruto manage to free Naruto while the other Kage fight off the enemies. When Naruto asks Sasuke what Boruto is doing there, Sasuke simply explains that many things happened and that his son has become a shinobi before he rushes off to fight. Sasuke helps Kurotsuchi and Chojuro restrain Kinshiki before going to fight Momoshiki, where he warns Naruto not to use ninjutsu on him because he can absorb it.
However, Kinshiki manages free himself and fends Sasuke and Naruto off. Knowing that there was no other course of action, Kinshiki tells Momoshiki to consume his chakra, as he had done to his mentor before him - to which Momoshiki agrees. In an effort to increase his power, Momoshiki turns him into a chakra fruit and devours him. Sasuke and Naruto then fight Momoshiki awith taijutsu and initially have the upper hand until Naruto is briefly imprisoned by Momoshiki, and Sasuke is badly burned by Momoshiki's Lava Release. After bring freed by the other Kage, Naruto comes to his friend's aid and Sasuke is healed by Kurama's chakra. Sasuke and Naruto combine Susanoo and Tailed Beast Mode to cut Momoshiki's lava creature in half and defeats him.
However, Katasuke who had followed them, uses his Kote in an attempt to finish Momoshiki off for good but his attacks are absorbed, and Momoshiki's strength is restored. Momoshiki uses the techniques he absorbed against them, as Sasuke protects Boruto from the attack. Momoshiki restrains Naruto and the rest of the Kage by using the Shadow Imitation Technique and prepares to finish them off. Sasuke orders Boruto to use his Rasengan on Momoshiki to prevent him from killing the Kage, but Boruto doubts it will work. Sasuke encourages him to believe in himself including to trust him and Boruto's Rasengan manages to hit Momoshiki. This works as all the Kage are free, but an earlier injury prevents Naruto from fighting. While Naruto helps Boruto create a Parent and Child Rasengan, Sasuke holds Momoshiki off long enough for Boruto to use his shadow clone to destroy his Rinnegan. Boruto then unleash his Rasengan and destroys Momoshiki. After Momoshiki's defeat, Sasuke remarks to Naruto that he looks terrible to which Naruto replies that he doesn't look any better. The two sit next to each other, looking at Boruto and Sasuke declares he won their bet by soul of a shinobi remains the same even in Boruto.
After the battle, Sasuke posed for a photograph with Naruto, Boruto, and the other 4 Kage. Considering his life mission complete, Sasuke returns to Konohagakure to spend the rest of his life with his friends and family. Sasuke is lastly seen on a rooftop with his wife as they watch Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki from afar.
Boruto Naruto Next Generations Manga
Boruto later tells Sasuke of his encounter with Momoshiki, and informs him of the mark on his palm, leading to Sasuke telling Boruto that it wasn't normal and to also be on gaurd. In the Anime, he lets Boruto keep his old headband and trains Sarada to master the Fireball Jutsu.
A few days later after Shojoji, the Mujina Bandits leader, was apprehended. Sai has Sasuke come in to interrogate him. As he questions Shojoji about the mark on Boruto's palm, Shojoji reveals that it's associated with the oganisation Kara and the mark's nature is vaguely similar to Orochimaru's Juinjutsu.
During Naruto's fight against Boruto at the Training Hall, Sasuke watches the match from the sideline. Afterwards, Sasuke arrives at the Hokage's office, where he tells Boruto of the value of Scientific Ninja Weapon and that the danger of the world has yet to be driven out. He explains of a coming danger of enemies like the Otsutsuki Clan. Naruto also admitted to knowing about Boruto's mark on his right palm, which was another reason Naruto approved the development of this advanced weaponry. While Boruto still insisted they should rely solely on ninjutsu like in the Chunin Exams, Naruto noted that the Chunin Exams were to test one's growth as ninja, where as they are now in a battle for survival. Katasuke then arrived to retrieve his prototype, to which Naruto assigned Team Konohamaru a C-rank mission to escort the lead scientist back to the lab in Ryuben City. While Boruto stormed off in a huff, Sasuke is certain Boruto will calm down soon enough.
Uchiha Sasuke is a playable character in the following video games:
- Battle Stadium D.O.N
- Jump Force
- J Stars Victory VS
- Jump Ultimate Stars
- Naruto Clash of Ninja
- 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 RPG 2 Chidori vs Rasengan
- Naruto Shinobi Collection
- Naruto Shinobi Collection Shippu Ranbu
- Naruto Shinobi no Sato no Jintori Kassen
- 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 Blazing
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Impact
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto
- Naruto to Boruto Ninja Voltage
- Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker
- Naruto The Broken Bond
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 The Phatom Fortress
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
- Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles
- Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles 2
Sasuke's mother is Uchiha Mikoto, a beautiful woman that was kind to her family. Sasuke loved his mother dearly and shared a close relationship with her. When Sasuke was an infant, Mikoto would always hold him and play with him. She was the one who often comforted him when he felt that he was being neglected by his father, and she was always quick to assure him that he was well-loved by his father. She even secretly told her son, that he is the number one topic that his father always talks about when she is with him.
Sasuke's father is Uchiha Fugaku, the leader of the Uchiha Clan, and Military Police force. Despite being a prodigy himself, Sasuke always felt he was being unfairly compared to Itachi by their father. As a result of his father spending no time with him while focusing so much on Itachi, Sasuke was determined to win his father's recognition first by excelling in the Ninja Academy and then learning the Uchiha's Great Fire Ball Tecnhique, which his father taught him and this led him to finally be recognized for his own abilities. When Itachi began withdrawing from the clan, Sasuke's relationship with his father started to get better until the Uchiha Clan Massacre took place. In his final words, Fugaku asked Itachi to take care of Sasuke, showing his affection and concern for his youngest son.
Sasuke's older brother is Uchiha Itachi, a men who bears a resemblance to him as accorded by Kisame. Sasuke's relationship with Itachi is a critical center piece of Sasuke's life, starting from him loving and admiring his older brother to hating him for killing their family to once again loving and admiring him after realizing the truth that Itachi spared him out of love. As a child, Sasuke always followed Itachi around and wanted nothing more than to train with him, and Itachi developed a habit of poking Sasuke on the forehead and promising to do so later, even though Itachi never kept his promises. With their father paying less attention to Sasuke, Itachi took on the duty to keep Sasuke occupied and look out for him, even when his missions kept him busy. However by the time Sasuke entered in the Ninja Academy, Itachi started acting hostile towards the clan and distancing himself from them when they suspected him of murdering his best friend.
Before the clan's demise, Sasuke and Itachi were able to spend a little more time together while Itachi tried to give Sasuke methods on winning their father's acceptance. On that fateful night, Sasuke was horrified to see that Itachi killed their entire family and Itachi's words saying that he spared him because Sasuke was unworthy to kill. Including that Itachi demanded for Sasuke to get stronger, and seek revenge on him. As a result, Sasuke devoted his life to seeking power and clinging to his hatred for Itachi in order to achieve revenge on him. Even to the point, where he was willing to sever his bonds to his friends, and abandon the village.
When they first fought, Sasuke had grown strong enough to be deemed a threat to Itachi but the battle abruptly ended when Itachi succumbed to his illness. Upon learning the truth that Itachi killed their clan to stop it from revolting against the village, and he spared Sasuke out of love. Sasuke initially refused to believe it but as he remembered Itachi as a loving brother, he came to believe it and was consumed with grief of losing the brother he loved dearly. This leads him to conspire to destroy the village to avenge Itachi, and while he knows this is against Itachi's wishes. The pain of losing his brother and the rage of the villagers living happily in ignorance of Itachi's sacrifice, made it impossible for him to respect his brother's wishes.
However, upon reuniting with Itachi in reanimation form, Sasuke demanded for Itachi to tell him the entire truth about the village and his mission, but was ignored. They then decided to worked together to stop Kabuto and the Reanimation Jutsu. Itachi tells Sasuke that he regrets manipulating him into becoming the person he currently, is for the simple reason for allowing Sasuke to be the one to judge him for his crimes. Itachi admits he never intended for Sasuke to go the lengths of abandoning his friends and going rogue and ultimately ending up as a criminal, but Sasuke retorted that he can never accept that Itachi wanted him to live in ignorance and walk the path of righteousness forever. Sasuke proceeded to tell Itachi that he can forgive him but the memories of their childhood made it impossible for him to forgive the village and he will destroy it no matter what Itachi desired for him. While blaming himself for how Sasuke turned out, Itachi apologized to him for everything he had done to him, and said he would love Sasuke no matter what he chose to do with his life before returning to the afterlife.
Upon being confused on why Itachi sacrificed so much for the village, Sasuke sought out answers to determine whether he should follow Itachi's wish on protecting the village or continue his quest to destroy it. Ultimately, deciding the village's demise would make Itachi's sacrifices meaningless, Sasuke resolves to protect it at all costs. His methods, though, of protecting it was meant to be done through destruction and rebirth, which are destroying the village and rebuilding it to a village without darkness, which Naruto points out is still against Itachi's wish. Sasuke said he respected what Itachi wanted for him but feels that Itachi errored in letting him live, and his failure to maintain peace for the village costed him his life. Although Sasuke still holds his brother dearly to him, Sasuke opted to sever all ties to his memories of Itachi in order cut off the past, something Naruto said would be impossible because of the blood bond between the two brothers, and all the events that happened between them.
Eventually, after hearing from Naruto that he feels pain without Sasuke, the latter admitts he was always jealous of Naruto, just like he had always been with Itachi. Sasuke abandons his plans and makes it his final decision to return to the village in order to protect it, fulfilling Itachi's wish for his brother. Sasuke later adopts Itachi's ninja way; a ninja moving in the shadows to protect the village from threats. When Sasuke married Sakura, they decided to name their daughter Sarada in honor of Itachi, as the last kanji in Sarada's name is similar to the "ta" of Itachi's name. Sasuke would later adopt Itachi's habit of poking on the forehead as a form of affection, which he does with his wife and daughter.
Back in their Ninja Academy days, Sasuke considered Haruno Sakura an annoyance because of her attempts in gaining his affection, not practicing her ninja skills, and being the only on their team who still have a family. Sasuke was aware of the fact that Sakura had feelings for him but he harbored no interest in her. Even when they were assigned to Team Kakashi, Sasuke was dismayed at being team-mates with her, and showed no interest in working together with her. But when she went too far to tease about Naruto's childhood on the fact that he was an orphan and didn't have parents, a statement which angered Sasuke since he shared this trait with Naruto. Sasuke in turn told Sakura off for saying that, and explained to her that being an orphan make kids without families grow up lonely, and that she couldn't possibly understand Naruto or him at all. Sasuke angrily told Sakura that she is annoying, and she finally knew how Naruto felt. She decided to be more nicer to Naruto for now on in order to understand him and Sasuke more.
After their mission in the Land of Waves, Sasuke and Sakura's relationship started to change, to the point where he began considering her as comrade and someone he needed to protect, but he continued to display a disinterest in her desire for romance. When Sakura wanted to go on a date with Sasuke, he told to just focus on her training instead of dates. This made her sad, but what made her angry the most was when Sasuke told her that Naruto was stronger than her, and that she was the weakest of the group. When the Chunin Exams started, along with Orochimaru giving Sasuke the Curse Mark Heaven Seal, Sakura stayed at his and Naruto's side to protect them from Team Dosi along with having a goal to surpass both of her teammates. When Sasuke saw how badly hurt Sakura was while he was experimenting with the Cursed Seal's powers, he angrily and repeatedly demanded that she tell him who hurt her before he proceeded to break Zaku's arms after the latter mockingly confessed. Knowing this is not the Sasuke she knows, Sakura tearfully hugged Sasuke and begged him not to kill Zaku.
Once Sasuke defeated Team Dosi, he begged Sakura not to tell Naruto about his curse mark, since Naruto would be worried that the curse mark would damage their teamwork, including that Naruto would worry about the team overall, which was something Sasuke didn't wanted, and Sakura agreed not to tell her teammate about it. But when the preliminaries started, Sakura tried to make Sasuke forfeit since the Curse Mark Seal was causing him pain. Angry at this, Sasuke rudely told her that his new curse mark seal was none of her business and he could never forgive her if she took away his opportunity of gaining the power he needed for his revenge. Once Sasuke won his preliminarie match, she and Naruto were happy for him but Sakura became more worried for him when he was matched to face Gaara in the finals.
When Sasuke was fighting Gaara at the finals, Sakura was still worried about his curse mark seal, but Kakashi told her it was nothing to worry about. Sakura was shock that Sasuke's taijutsu skills were identical to Lee's. She was even more surprise that Sasuke had learned a new technique called the Chidori, while unknown to her that Naruto was jealous that the latter had learned a nature type technique; something that he haven't even learned yet. Once the invasion of Konoha started, Naruto and Sakura were tasked by Kakashi to hunt down Sasuke and Gaara. When she and Naruto finally got up to Sasuke, Sakura realized that his curse mark seal was getting worse, but once Gaara tried to attack Sasuke. She used her body as a shield to protect him much to Gaara's shock at remembering his late uncle, who also did the same thing. Gaara then crushed her with his sand hand and Sasuke told Naruto he needed to do everything in his power to save Sakura because he didn't want to lose another precious person again. This 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. Once Sakura was free from the sand, Sasuke rescued her and made sure she was taken care of before he returned to fight Gaara.
Later, when she learned from Sasuke that Naruto was the one who saved her from Gaara during the Invasion of Konoha, she was surprised, but grateful and smiled at him. However she didn't noticed the jealous scowl on Sasuke's face because Naruto had took credit for 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 and was left severally injured, Sakura stayed at his side while he was unconscious in the hospital. But when Tsunade arrived in Konoha to become the Fifth Hokage, she succeed in waking Sasuke up which made Sakura tearfully embrace the latter, and for the first time, he accepted her affectionate gesture. However on their Land of Tea mission, Sakura told Sasuke that Naruto defeated Aoi, and that Naruto has took credit for a mission yet again. Sakura still failed to notice that Sasuke's Curse of Hatred was making him more angry, and violent than before.
As he recuperated at the hospital, Sasuke began rejecting Sakura's efforts to help him and he challenged Naruto to a fight out of jealousy. Even though Sakura told her teammates that this was crazy. She asked Naruto to say something, but was surprised when he agreed with Sasuke. Upon seeing that the fight was destroying her relationship with her team, Sakura ran begging her teammates to stop and Sasuke, upon seeing her, tried to pull back but couldn't. But she was surprise that Kakashi stepped in to stop her teammates from killing each other. After the fight, Naruto who knew about Sasuke's curse of hatred since their childhood, told Sakura to stay away from Sasuke for her own protection and not to interfere with their fight again. This shocked Sakura who was worry for Sasuke and Naruto's well being.
While speaking with Naruto alone, 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. However, Sakura was not completely swayed and feared Sasuke would eventually abandon everything and confided in Naruto about her fears. Naruto assured her that Sasuke would never leave because he was already strong and this comforted Sakura a little bit. But still, she worried that Sasuke was going down the wrong path and decided to confront him herself.
When Sasuke finally defected from Konoha, Sakura was deeply saddened and asked him why he always shuts her out, to which he retorts his affairs don't concern her. Sakura asked him to remember their times as Team 7 and telling him that getting revenge won't bring happiness. Sasuke told her that he did consider staying in Konoha with her and their friends, but decided revenge was more important. A now crying and desperate Sakura confessed she was in love with him and begged him to stay; even offering to bring him happiness wither he stayed or took her with him. Despite thanking her and sounding grateful, Sasuke called her annoying then he knocked Sakura unconscious when she threatened to alert the village of his betrayal. 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 injured. Sakura cursed herself for not being strong enough like Naruto to stop Sasuke from leaving, therefore she decided to help Naruto bring Sasuke back to Konoha.
Nearly two years later, when Team Kakashi gets Sai as a replacement for Sasuke, he refers to sasuke as a traitor, which prompts Sakura to punch him and threaten him with violence if he ever bad-mouths Sasuke again. Naruto and Sakura agreed that Sasuke was a much better teammate than Sai while Sakura even told the latter that Naruto always saw Sasuke as his older brother. Sakura and Naruto decided to put their differences with Sai aside in order to work together with him to get Sasuke back. When they finally saw Sasuke since that day he defected from Konoha, the former teammates were surprise to see each other again in so long. As Sasuke left after admitting that he cut his bond with his former teammates so he can share a bond of hatred with Itachi. Naruto and Sakura were depressed that Sasuke no longer cares about them and moreso when they realized he was willing to kill them if they stood in his way. This left them sad that they failed yet again, with Naruto admitting that he was weak. Sakura on the other hand told Naruto not to cry, and that they should use this failed attempt to train more to become stronger like Sasuke. Even though they fail the mission, Sakura and Naruto formed a good friendship with Sai in order for them to help latter understand about Sasuke more, the importance of teamwork and friendship.
Initially, Sasuke severed his bond with Sakura and no longer cared about her. However, after forming Team Taka, he slowly began to compare them to Team 7 and remembered times he spent with Sakura and his former teammates, and the fact that he was aware of Sakura being a medical ninja seems to imply he kept tabs on her during their three-year separation. This implies that, despite his indifference, he still harbored a connection to Sakura and she remained in his mind. But due to his goal of killing Itachi and later plotting against Konoha, he pushed those feelings aside even further. As a result of his hatred for Konoha overcoming him, his feelings for Sakura turned into temporary hatred for her just because she is a Konoha shinobi and he thought of her as an enemy.
However, as time went on and Sasuke became more of a dangerous criminal, Sakura realized that Sasuke could and would not return to Konoha by force or his own will. She was deeply distressed at the fact that he had to be killed to prevent a war between nations, but decided she would do it herself after finding out that Naruto's promise to bring Sasuke back was causing him so much pain. When she confronted him, she was horrified to see how cold and cruel he had become. She tried to have him let his guard down by professing her desire to join him in destroying Konoha, but he knew she was lying. In the end, she found herself unable to kill Sasuke, which almost caused her to be killed by him twice and this left her greatly devastated that she came close to being killed by him. 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, which troubled and saddnened her due to them technically being enemies. But during the climax of the war, when Sasuke finally returned to fight alongside his former teammates and the Alliance, she was shocked. Sasuke told her and the Rookie Nine that he would become Hokage, something that shocked her overall all since she knew that this was Naruto's dream goal overall. As they fought the Ten-Tails clones, Sasuke was impressed by Sakura's monstrous strength. When Sai asked Sakura how she felt about this, Sakura using a fake smile, told him that she was happy that Sasuke has returned to her and her team was finally together again. Sakura kept tabs on Sasuke as he fought Obito and Madara with Naruto, and expressed pride at them. Sasuke saved Sakura a few times in critical situations during the battle, hinting he still harbors some care for her but she was dismayed when he opted to put the enemy before his comrades, such as when he decided against saving her when Kaguya teleported them to a lava dimension so he and Naruto could focus on sealing Kaguya. However, Naruto pointed out that these are times when the body moves on its own, such as when Sasuke saved Naruto on the bridge, and Sasuke's expression seems to confirm that he did subconciously save Sakura when the Infinite Tsukuyomi was activated. However he didn't save her when they fell because Kakashi acted quickly to save her instead. When everyone except Team Kakashi were trapped in the genjutsu, Sakura asked Sasuke what they should do. But Sasuke told her that she doesn't need to know since there is nothing she can do in the situation.
When Sasuke was trapped in Kaguya's dimensions, Sakura with the help of a reformed Obito, used almost all of her chakra to get Sasuke out, which succeed. While being worn out, Sasuke caught her as she was about to collapse and he thanked her for helping him get out. After Kaguya's defeat, Sakura's suspicion that Sasuke could not be trusted was confirmed when he announted his intent to start a revolution. Sakura tried to appeal to Sasuke, confessing her deep love for him once more and pleading for him to return home if he ever loved her. He called her annoying again and silenced her with genjutsu. When Sasuke dismisses her desire for romance, Kakashi scolds him. After Sakura woke up from the genjutsu by remembering her childhood of seeing Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry, she was worried when Kakashi told her that her teammates are having their final battle to settle their rivalry. After Naruto and Sasuke's final battle, Sakura rushed to their side to begin healing them. Sasuke, now redeemed and guilt-ridden for what had done to Sakura, sincerely apologized to Sakura for all he had put her through.
Despite her slight hesitation, she tearfully forgives him and Sasuke smiles at her, showing his relief that she doesn't hate him. When the war ended with Kakashi as the Six Hokage. Sakura was happy that Naruto and Kakashi had used their respective influences to absolve Sasuke's status as a criminal. In the war's aftermath, Sasuke and Sakura spent some time together and Sasuke genuinely falls in love with her. When Sasuke was leaving Konoha to going on a journey to see the world for himself, Sakura begged for him to take her with him but he told her no. This made her sad as she sulked in front of him and Kakashi. However Sasuke showed genuine affection by poking her forehead by telling her that he'll come back to see her again ending it with a "Thank You".
Two years after the war, when Hinata asks Sakura why is she helping her so much in getting Naruto's attention, she replies that they need to look out for each other in their feelings for others (as she feels the exact same way for Sasuke).
Although Sakura was overall supportive of Sasuke's journey and resolved to wait for his return, she gradually became impatient and even began to doubt he would return. She tried to reassure herself that they were getting closer than ever and Sasuke, despite his lack of expressing it, promised her that he would return to see her again. In truth, while Sasuke told the truth about this to Sakura, he doubted he could ever settle in Konoha due to the guilt he felt for betraying her and their friends. He would spend two years traveling before a letter sent from Naruto mentioning of Sakura seeing the good in him compels him to return to Konoha and have a better relationship with her. Based on the novels, Sakura Hiden and Sasuke Shinden, Sakura is the first person to meet Sasuke when he arrives at the village's gates and he tells her "I'm home, Sakura". In which Sakura happily tells Sasuke "Welcome home Sasuke".
Sometime later, they got married and Sakura started to followed Sasuke in his travels which led her to become pregnant with his child. By refusing to leave Sasuke's side even during her pregnancy, Sakura went with Sasuke on one of his missions. However she gave birth to their daughter Sarada in Orochimaru's hideout with the aid of Karin and they returned to Konoha, where they lived as a normal family for a few years. When Naruto became Hokage, Sasuke was shown in the sand dimension looking at Sakura's old flak jacket.
Sakura would later attend a Five Kage Summit alongside her husband who revealed evidence of why Kaguya formed a White Zetsu Army; he says that a potential threat even greater than Kaguya was a possibility. 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.
Although it was difficult for him to leave his family, Sasuke said it was the best thing to do in order to protect them. During Sasuke's time away, Sakura adopted Itachi's habit of poking Sarada in the forehead and telling her "maybe next time" like Itachi always did with Sasuke. Although Sakura misses Sasuke and wishes for him to be home more often, she is very supportive of his duties and is content with her marriage. Whereas Sasuke always feels connected to her and their daughter through his emotions. For the sake of protecting their daughter, Sakura and Sasuke vowed to never reveal his past as a criminal to Sarada, as neither of them want her to hate Sasuke or be burdened with ostracism.
As proof of being in love with Sakura, Sasuke would criticize people for thinking that Sakura was weak when facing a powerful enemy and expressed impatience on interrogating Orochimaru into revealing Shin's whereabouts after the latter kidnapped Sakura. Sakura 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, and even taking their first family photo together. After an unknown period of time, Sasuke prepared to leave to continue his travelling. Sakura happily watched Sasuke embrace and affectionately poke Sarada on the forehead, promising to return. But when Sakura wanted a kiss, Sasuke ignored her initiative for a kiss due to their daughter watching them and Sakura sulked just as she did as a genin. Which amused Sasuke while he was holding his lunch.
Now as a married couple, Sakura refers to Sasuke as Darling and her husband. Whereas Sasuke often refers to Sakura as his wife. While Sasuke refuses to show affection to Sakura in public and makes a habit of teasing her over it, he shows her a more soft and gentle side when they are alone, and it is strongly implied that they have a very intimate relationship. 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.
Sasuke's daughter is Uchiha Sarada. Sarada looks identical to Sasuke with her facial features and personality mirroring Sakura's. While traveling with Sakura, she gave birth to Sarada in one of Orchimaru's hideouts, while Karin assisted them during the delivery. Before leaving for his mission, Sasuke was very attentive and loving towards his daughter, as Sarada recalls him and her mother teaching her how to walk. Since Sarada's birth, Sasuke was determined to keep his past criminal acts a secret from her out of concern she will hate him or be ostracized by others if she ever found out. Sasuke hoped that if Sarada ever does find out, the memory of him being a good father will allow her to forgive him. After Sarada's birth, Sasuke continued his investigation of Kaguya and tried to visit with his family whenever he could but his visits were so irregular that Sarada quickly forgot about him from her early childhood. Although Sasuke left when she was very young, he never forgets about her and feels a deep connection to her, and it turns out that he ceased contact with her during his mission because he was worried that his reputation as a powerful shinobi and an Uchiha would make her a target by any threats. Sarada has a strong attachment to her father and always longed to meet him.
When they did meet for the first time in years, Sasuke nearly attacked her in a misunderstanding and later hurt her feelings by refusing to answer her questions regarding his absence, which briefly strained their relationship. Sarada also expressed anger at both of her parents for keeping secrets from her and she doubted her father ever cared about her. While Sasuke admits his mistakes as a father, Sasuke displays strong parenting skills; despite being protective of her, Sasuke trusted Sarada's abilities enough to let her join in the battle against Shin which was deemed dangerous even for him and Naruto. Although Sasuke is willing to lie if will mean protecting her, he is also considerate of her feelings, such as ordering Naruto to not upset Sarada, although Naruto retorted that Sasuke is more likely to scare her, and is willing to apologize to her for his mistakes. Sasuke is able to show Sarada that he cares about her when he risks his life several times to protect her from Shin. After the battle with Shin, he does tell Sarada that he and Sakura are happy because they have her as their daughter. Their relationship improved even further once Sasuke assures Sarada that he loves her. As shown where she was able to talk to her father with ease during their first family dinner together, and when he hugged her to comfort her being sad of him returning to his mission. After his brother and parents, Sarada is the only person Sasuke is comfortable showing affection to in public.
Initially, Sasuke kept his mission a secret in order to keep Sarada safe and give her a normal, happy life. However when he hears from Sarada about how lonely and unloved she felt by his absence, Sasuke felt guilty for putting the importance of his mission above his daughter's feelings. Seeing how this is similar to how Itachi kept the truth about the Uchiha massacre from him for a similar reason, Sasuke makes amends to his daughter by spending more time with her, which includes visiting with her more often and being honest with her. He also harbors deep pride for his daughter as she demonstrates that she is a strong ninja, especially after he learns that she dreams to become Hokage one day.
When he came back to Konoha for the Chunin Exams, she still doubted that he would come to watch her perform in the Chunin Exams. However when he met one of her teammates, Uzumaki Boruto. Who wanted to train as his apprentice since he's Naruto's rival. Sasuke told the boy he can be his apprentice when he masters the Rasengan. But when Boruto did master the technique by showing it to him, he mistook Sasuke's comment of how small the Rasengan was as a sign that he fail and angrily ran off. After he left Sarada told her father that Boruto is someone that doesn't work too hard, and it's great that he gotten this far to learn how to do the Rasengan. Sasuke then told his daughter that Boruto jumped to the wrong conclusion, and he never said that he fail, meaning that he did made Boruto his apprentice. When Sasuke finally accepts Boruto as his apprentice, this made Sarada become excited on Boruto's behalf.
During the finals of the Chunin Exams, when Kinshiki and Momoshiki attacked the stadium. He saved his daughter from being crushed by falling concrete and expressed relief that she was unharmed. He opted to keep her with him as he joined with Naruto and Boruto when they confronted Kinshiki and Momoshiki after the stadium got ruined to ensure her safety. When the battle got too dangerous, Sasuke protected his daughter and Boruto during the attack, since the order was given to him by Naruto. When Naruto got captured by the enemy, he was seen off by his daughter and wife before he and Boruto went into the portal to go save Naruto. After Naruto was rescued with the defeat of Momoshiki, and Kinshiki. Sasuke happily watched his daughter's team stand on the Hokage Monument alongside his wife. In the novel of the Boruto movie, Sasuke refers to Sarada as his beloved daughter.Uzumaki Naruto is Sasuke's main rival, best friend, and surrogate little brother. Sasuke refers to Naruto as "dobe", whereas Naruto refers to Sasuke as "teme". In the English version, he calls him loser, whereas Naruto calls him a "jerk". When he first met Naruto back in the Ninja Academy, Sasuke never wanted to befriend Naruto, while knowing to well 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 main 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 his clan was murdered. In truth, although Naruto was adamant on winning against Sasuke, who was indifferent to Naruto's challenges, the two actually wanted to be friends but felt unable to admit such thoughts to each other.
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 main rival up. Due to Naruto's influence, Sasuke was able to achieve some happiness for the first time since losing his family and lose focus on revenge a little bit, and developed an attachment to his friends. Sasuke even acknowledged Naruto by wanting to fight him before the preliminary round of the Chunin Exams.
However this lasted up until his humiliating defeat at Itachi's hands convinced him to defect from Konoha to train under Orochimaru to achieve his goal to avenge his clan against his brother Itachi. Sasuke's justification for his defection is that Naruto is starting to surpass him since the latter took credit for defeating Gaara, and had took credit for their land of tea mission. The two battle on the hospital rooftop where they almost killed Sakura, but they were stopped just in time by Kakashi. After their battle was interrupted, Sasuke was more angry when he saw that Naruto's Rasengan had caused more damage to the back of a huge water tank.
When Naruto confronts Sasuke at the Final Valley, he learns that Sasuke's decision to abandon the village causes him to develop a new form of indifference and brutality; Sasuke doesn't care about their friends risked their lives to find him and he decides to kill Naruto to not only achieve the Mangekyo Sharingan but to sever his bond with Naruto. When Naruto refused to accept defeat and vowed to bring Sasuke back by force if necessary, Sasuke was stunned and asked why to which Naruto said he thought of Sasuke as a brother. However, this made Sasuke seriously try to kill Naruto. At the end though, Sasuke wins their fight but can not bring himself to kill Naruto, and proceeds to met with Orochimaru instead.
Even after being defeated by Sasuke in an attempt to stop him from leaving, Naruto still vowed to bring Sasuke back no matter what and always believed that Sasuke, no matter how deep his darkness is, can be redeemed. Naruto's desire to save Sasuke inspires others to join his cause, particularly Sai who has been assigned to assassinate Sasuke but decided to help Team Kakashi bring him back. When the two met for the first time in two years, Naruto was angry when Sasuke was indifferent to him and said he spared Naruto's life on a whim rather than guilt, and tries to make good on his promise by killing him for real. Naruto manages to dodge his attack but is still left injured and Sasuke escapes, which leaves Naruto devastated. When he learns Sasuke killed Orochimaru, Naruto was happy and believed that Sasuke was coming back home, but when he realized Sasuke was going after Itachi, Naruto and his friends began searching for him. During a confrontation with Itachi, Naruto was asked if he would kill Sasuke if he ever turned against Konoha, and Naruto replied he would defend the village with his life and stop Sasuke without killing him. By the time they tracked his traces, Itachi was already dead and Sasuke was taken by Obito.
Ironically when Jiraiya die during his battle with Pain, Naruto finally understood what Sasuke meant by losing somone very close to you. Soon after, Naruto was horrified to learn Sasuke had joined the Akatsuki and nearly caused an international incident with Kumogakure, and he wondered what had drove Sasuke to do such a thing. Gradually, 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, even pleading with the Fourth Raikage to pardon Sasuke for his crimes against his village.
Naruto would later learn that Obito manipulated Sasuke into focusing his hatred on Konoha by 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. Naruto initially refused to beleive Sasuke would ever harm others or turn against Konoha if protecting it was Itachi's wish. However, he was forced to acknowledge that his dream of saving Sasuke was more likely to fail when he learned his friends were plotting to kill Sasuke for Konoha's sake, and this left his deeply despaired and made him fell unconscious.But upon realizing the depth of Sasuke's hatred was enough to make him second guess this and made him want to see the current Sasuke himself if that was the case. Upon finding Sasuke trying to kill Team Kakashi and confirming his suspicions, inlcuding hearing Sasuke refer to him as an "outsider" and vowing to destroy Konoha and kill everyone in order to avenge his clan, Naruto still refused to back down and kill him but instead said he understood Sasuke's actions, which angered Sasuke. They proceeded to fight and their mental states connected, and Sasuke gave Naruto two options : kill him or get killed, but Naruto rejected both. 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. Naruto was unswayed by Sasuke's vow to kill him, and Naruto replied that he was ready to die in their next battle if it came to that but he would do so once he saved Sasuke. Naruto's words greatly angered Sasuke, to the point that Sasuke decided to have Itachi's eyes implanted into him so he can gain the power to kill Naruto, despite his earlier refusal to accept them.
Upon returning to Konoha, Naruto told his friends of his confrontation with Sasuke (but not saying their decision to fight to the death) and persuaded them to call off their plan to kill Sasuke. Naruto explains only he is capable to stopping Sasuke. Despite everyone's concern for him, Naruto remained optimistic in his belief that he can still get through to Sasuke and convince him to return home. Although Naruto was fully prepared to die if he were to fight Sasuke during the war, he still held out hope that Sasuke would have a change of heart beforehand. Aside from igniting the Fourth Shinobi War and causing so much deaths and chaos, Naruto vowed to never forgive Obito for turning Sasuke against everyone for his own goals. As the Fourth Shinobi War began, Sasuke once finding out about it, was more focused on finding Naruto and "cutting him down".
However, once he learns the goals of the war and concluding that Konoha's destruction will make Itachi's sacrifices meaningless, Sasuke renounced his intent to destroy Konoha and decided to join forces with the Allied Shinobi Forces to stop Obito, Madara, and the Ten-Tails. This made Naruto a little bit suspicious at first but he acted causally when Sasuke arrived, with Naruto mocking him for arriving late. Despite the past incidents, the rivalry between the two had not changed and their innate rivalry still causes Naruto and Sasuke to challenge each other in every way. When Sasuke said he would become Hokage to change the village, Naruto finally understood Itachi's words and says that he was the who would be Hokage. Also, as Sasuke witnessed the magnitude of Naruto's new-found abilities on the battlefield during the Fourth Shinobi War, he was increasingly jealous. Ironically Naruto also witness Sasuke's new Mangekyo Sharingan which surprised him. Throughout the war, Sasuke protected Naruto from Obito, Madara, and Kaguya for the sole reason of them being the only ones capable of ending the war, as well as retaining his goal of fighting Naruto once it was over. 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 believed this was a result of the constant fighting between his sons although Naruto is quick to claim he 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 Sasuke 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 teamwork as well when they battle Kaguya. Sasuke responds that Itachi errored by sparing him during the massacre and his actions only resulted in his death, including that he doesn't care what others think of his goal and his idea of being Hokage means to be the world's sole enemy in order to force the nations into working together rather than fighting each other again. Sasuke says to Naruto, as the only person capable of stopping him, that he will be the last person he kills and this will allow him to erase the past and bring forth a brighter future, much to Naruto's outrage.
The two engaged in a battle, but Sasuke frequently mocked Naruto for not fighting seriously and Naruto said he didn't want to kill him. Sasuke then started using more force to get Naruto to fighting seriously. Which succeeded as Naruto was in Tail Beast Mode while Sasuke was using his Susanoo. While inside their subconscious, Naruto asked Sasuke several times to look at the error in his judgment but Sasuke was adamant on pursuing his goal and Naruto's death will allow him to be alone for good so he can fulfill his goal. As the battle drew to a close, both teens were left injured to the point of being unable to move and lost their dominant arms.
Lying together as they waited for death, Naruto explained that he and Sasuke are still friends despite everything because of the pain they feel when the other is going through a tough time. Finally touched by Naruto's resolve, Sasuke acknowledged Naruto and admitted defeat, with Sasuke finally breaking free of his clan's Curse of Hatred. Sasuke asked Naruto to allow him to die in order to break the cycle of hatred including to give Kakashi his Sharingan, but Naruto refused and convinced Sasuke to stay alive and redeem himself. As such, they were able to undo the Infinite Tsukuyomi together.
When the war ended, Naruto was a key factor in helping secure a pardon for Sasuke's crimes by giving a good word of the heroic deeds he did to help end the war. As Sasuke left the village to travel the world, Naruto came to greet him and gave him back his forehead protector, with Sasuke saying he would keep it until their next battle, confirming their friendship and surrogate brotherhood. As he left, Sasuke credited Naruto for teaching him the true meaning of a ninja and he finally understood why Naruto never gave up on him.
As Sasuke was on his journey, he and Naruto maintained contact, with Naruto providing tabs of Konoha for Sasuke. 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 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.
At the same time, when Sasuke was suspected of joining a terrorist organization and refused to comment on the rumors, Naruto wasn't concerned because he concluded Sasuke thought the rumors were too ridiculous for attention, but Naruto only got worried when the Five Kage were considering on hunting him down and went on a mission to help find the imposters. Later on, Naruto expresses pride at Sasuke for helping criminals turn their lives around by expressing his own experiences to them.
Sasuke and Naruto stay in contact through letters as Sasuke continues his journey, but didn't return to watch Naruto's Hokage inauguration. When Naruto attend a Five Kage Summit alongside his former teammates, in which Sasuke revealed evidence that Kaguya formed a White Zetsu Army because of a threat greater than her. 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, including that they are still trying to bring peace to the shinobi world to which Naruto agree with. Naruto would later 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, that she only helped deliver Sarada in Orochimaru's hideout.
While Naruto was too busy preparing the village for the Chunin exams, Sasuke and met Naruto in the Hokage Office. They talked about the scroll that Sasuke found, and that he met Boruto. When Sasuke told Naruto that Boruto is exactly like him when he was young, Naruto told him that Boruto is exactly like the Uchiha when he was young. Nevertheless both agree that Boruto is like their younger selfs. Much later Naruto approved of Sasuke training Boruto to get him prepared for the exam, because Konohamaru told him. Including that Naruto believes that Sasuke was right about a shinobi's will never changing.
Then when Momoshiki and Kinshiki attacking the stadium where the Chunin Exam finals were taking place. Naruto protected his son from Momoshiki before being joined by Sasuke and Sarada. Sasuke informed Naruto that the two enemies are the new threat they've been anticipating for all along. Determined to protect his son and friends, Naruto shields them from Momoshiki's jutsu and disappears after asking Sasuke to take care of Boruto and Sarada. Sasuke quickly forms a rescue mission with the four Kage and meets with a grieving Boruto to tell the boy of his plan. Seeing how much Boruto is like Naruto, Sasuke gives him his own headband, declares him a ninja once more, and asks him to join the mission.
Once he and his rescue team found Naruto, Sasuke and Boruto cutted Naruto from from the Shinju tree. After the other Kage failed to defeat Kinshiki, Naruto and Sasuke joined forces to fight him but had trouble keeping up after Momoshiki absorbed him. Naruto reacted in anger after seeing Sasuke burned and injured, but was relieved to find he was alright and still able to fight. While Boruto expresses doubt that he can help, both Naruto and Sasuke encourage him to give his best. After the battle ends, Naruto sits with Sasuke and the two have a friendly argument over how dirty they look, even by making jokes. Along with Sasuke declaring that he won their bet. In which Naruto happily agrees that Sasuke won their bet. They even took a photo together with Boruto, and the other four Kage.
The relationship between the two men has become much more friendly, allowing them to entrust the safety of their respective children to each other. Whereas even through Boruto has no intention of becoming Hokage, he wants to become a great shinobi like Sasuke, who supports the Hokage and protects the village from the shadows. Including that both of their children are now on the same team, hinting that both men keeps each other's respective new families at high guard. Even though Sasuke says he no longer desires to be Hokage and says it is a job not suited for him, Naruto refers to him as the "other Hokage", as the person who protects the village from the outside whereas Naruto protects it from the inside.
Up until the Fourth Shinobi War, there was almost no interaction between Sasuke and Hyuga Hinata. Since she was the only girl of their age group who was not romantically interested in Sasuke and only had feelings for Naruto. Hinata was aware of Sakura's feelings for Sasuke and she felt comfortable discussing her feelings for Naruto with Sakura because of this. Hinata reluctantly agreed with her friends to consider eliminating Sasuke for the village's sake but right away took Naruto's side in letting him deal with Sasuke alone.
During the war, Hinata was shocked when Sasuke arrived to help and also when he announced he would become Hokage. She used her Byakugan to observe Sasuke and Naruto fight Obito and Madara before falling victim to the Infinite Tsukuyomi. After the war, Hinata forgives Sasuke for his crimes and she is on friendly terms with him. Which is seen years after the war, when she happily greets him during his visit to her and Naruto's house in the Boruto movie. She also trusts Sasuke enough to let him take her son, Boruto, into battle against Momoshiki and Kinshiki.
Sasuke and Hyuga Neji strongly disliked each other and continued to until Neji's death during the war. Neji thought of Sasuke as someone arrogant and never hesitated to make his thoughts of him clear. Sasuke also thought of Neji as someone arrogant but paid no attention to him due to him finding someone like Neji not worth his attention. However, during the second phrase of the Chunin Exams, Sasuke saw how strong Neji was, and seemingly began to respect him for his powers. Neji was one of the genin chosen to stop Sasuke from going to Orochimaru and abandoning Konoha.
Finding it is hopeless to stop Sasuke as he commits serious crimes, Neji has no hesitations on agreeing to kill Sasuke to protect the village. When Naruto opposed them and ordered them to leave Sasuke to him, Neji was angry that Naruto didn't take the opportunity to stop Sasuke but Naruto said only he can fight Sasuke, but this leaves Neji unsatisfied. After Neji dies in combat, it is implied that Sasuke felt bad for Neji's death following the end of the war, and attended his funeral with their friends.
Uzumaki Boruto is Naruto's son and Sasuke's apprentice. Although they didn't formally meet until Boruto was a genin, the two quickly developed a strong bond. Because Sasuke is Naruto's best friend and rival, Boruto refers to him as "Uncle Sasuke" and looks up to him. Despite knowing that Sasuke once betrayed the village and was a criminal. Once Sasuke heard from Naruto about Boruto's laziness when it comes to training, and preferring to take shortcuts to increase his abilities including to complete missions. Along with trying to do all of this by not wanting to get his clothes dirty, including that he acts like Sasuke when it comes to being arrogant and not wanting to use teamwork. Sasuke decided to do something about it, in order to make Boruto understand how Naruto was at his age. But when Boruto asked him to be his student so he could surpass his father, Sasuke offered him a deal. Which was he would accept Boruto as his student if he mastered the Rasengan, knowing how difficult it takes to perfect the technique and forcing Boruto to take his training seriously for once.
Although he was initially unimpressed with Boruto's desire to surpass Naruto, Sasuke was impressed with Boruto's small Rasengan due to that he can subconsciously apply a change in the chakra nature, including that the boy didn't notice how dirty his clothes were. Even when he then discovered that Boruto had created a normal sized Rasengan the next day by using a Kote, and was disappointed in the boy. Sasuke felt obligated to keep his promise to Boruto and agreed to train him, hoping their training will persuade Boruto to work hard to increase his abilities like how he and Naruto had to. Sasuke teaches Boruto the shurikenjutsu, and often lectured him to use his head to succeed in his training rather than worrying how to complete the training, as well as reminding him that hard work makes it possible for others to learn techniques that are specialties to certain clans, like Naruto's Shadow Clone Technique.
As they trained together, Sasuke told Boruto about how Naruto was as a child, describing him as someone who would always ranted about becoming the Hokage, and was a stubborn loser. But Boruto said he wanted to learn his father's weaknesses, and Sasuke explained that Naruto was full of weaknesses but he worked hard to overcome them, and become Hokage. He told Boruto that it was best for him to understand the past Naruto rather than the current Naruto.
As Momoshiki and Kinshiki began their rampage in Konoha, Sasuke protected Boruto and Sarada from getting killed and promised Naruto that he would take care of Boruto before Naruto was captured. With his father's disappearance, this devastates Boruto greatly and leaves him guilt-ridden for how badly he treated Naruto. Knowing lecturing the boy would do no good, Sasuke instead sympathized with him and tells him that he is repeating the same mistakes his father had at his age. When Boruto asked Sasuke how Naruto endure from his past mistakes, and why would he bother with someone like him. Sasuke elaborates that, as Naruto's son, Boruto has the potential to surpass his father. Including that Boruto is his number one student, and just like Naruto he is a bigger loser because he hates to lose. This conversation finally makes Boruto get out of his guilt-ridden state, and made him feel confident again.
Sasuke truly believes Boruto can be a stronger ninja than Naruto, and had faith in the boy to the point where he felt it was acceptable to bring Boruto along with him, and the other Kage to rescue Naruto. Sasuke seems to be fond of Boruto and is willing to risk his life to protect Boruto, and trusts Boruto's abilities. Which is seen when he told Boruto to use his Rasengan to stop Momoshiki from killing the Kage and when Boruto doubted it would work, Sasuke told him to trust him or else he would have never brought the boy along. Sasuke even helps Boruto teleport in front of Momoshiki to destroy his Rinnegan. As a result of his bond with Sasuke, it finally Boruto reconcile with his father for good. Including that Boruto decided to make it his dream to become a ninja like Sasuke; a ninja who protects the village from the shadows, and supports the Hokage. Which is why Boruto promises to Sarada that he will protect her when she becomes Hokage.
Sasuke's teacher is Hatake Kakashi when he was assigned to Team Kakashi after becoming a genin and was his first mentor. Kakashi was assigned as Sasuke's teacher at the request of the Third Hokage to ensure that Sasuke would not follow the path of revenge and hatred. Initially seeing Sasuke as an immature boy who allows his emotions to cloud his judgment and disregard help from others, Kakashi came to realize that Sasuke's feelings of hate and anguish stemming from his brother killing their clan are much deeper than he believed and fears this will become his ultimate downfall unless there is no intervention. To appease Sasuke's desire for power, Kakashi took on the duty to personally train him and taught him the Chidori, and also included Sasuke on several high-ranking missions. Kakashi also frequently reminded Sasuke the importance of teamwork and how the whole Team 7 has become like a big family.
In turn, Sasuke was able to briefly let go of his desire for revenge and establish bonds with Kakashi, Naruto, and Sakura, and was able to achieve some happiness for the first time since his clan's murder. Although he doesn't refer to him as "sensei", Sasuke has nothing but respect for Kakashi but is often annoyed with Kakashi's habit of arriving late for meeting and acting carefree in situations. Once sasuke relapsed back into darkness due to his jealousy at Naruto, Kakashi was quick to restrain him and lecture him by reminding him that sacrificng the new family he has to avenge the one he lost is more painful than losing his original family, which affected Sasuke and made him question whether revenge or his bond with Team 7 was more important. When Sasuke defected from Konoha, Kakashi took the blame for not being able to get through to his student.
Almost three years later, Kakashi becomes deeply disappointed as Sasuke becomes a dangerous international criminal and was plotting to destroy the village to avenge his clan. As Sakura and the rest of the Konoha 11 (minus Naruto) were prepared to kill Sasuke to prevent him from starting a war among the nations, Kakashi felt it was his duty, as his teacher, to personally stop Sasuke and was able to stop Sasuke in time from killing Sakura. Kakashi made two attempts to convince Sasuke that there is more to life than his clan and begged for him to remember the happy times he shared with his friends, but Sasuke took this as an insult to Itachi's sacrifice and further exressed rage at Kakashi for possessing a Sharingan despite not being a Uchiha, making him wanting to kill him even more. Now believing that saving Sasuke was a lost cause, Kakashi fought him with the intent on killing him until Naruto arrived and convinced Kakashi and the others to let him deal with Sasuke.
During the Fourth Shinobi War, Sasuke arrived on the battlefield after deciding that destroying the village would make Itachi's sacrifice meaningless and joins forces with the Allied Shinobi Forces. He and Kakashi putted their differences aside as they and the rest of the Allied Forces fought Obito, Madara, and Kaguya. As they fought Madara, Kakashi remembered when he first met Sasuke after Team 7 was formed and how much Sasuke has changed since their introductions, and questions Sasuke what his intents are now that Itachi is gone. when Sasuke didn't answer, Kakashi didn't push the issue because they had a war to worry about. However, much like how Kakashi was when he was younger, Sasuke was unwilling to save his teacher and Sakura when they fought Kaguya because he told Naruto sealing Kaguya came before their comrades, which saddened Kakashi. He also reacted to dismay when Sasuke announced he was taking full leadership of Team 7 but Kakashi eventually agreed that it was best to let Sasuke be in charge because his Rinnegan was likely the only way to stop Kaguya. Despite Sasuke's crimes and disregard for his well-being, Kakashi still cares for Sasuke as his student, which is evident when he instantly jumps in front of Sasuke to save him from being killed by Kaguya.
After sealing Kaguya, Kakashi was enraged at Sasuke for announcing his intent to start a revolution and then for putting Sakura under a genjutsu after she pleaded for him to return home. As Sasuke said there was no reason for him and Sakura to love each other, Kakashi said he only needs a reason to hate someone and Sakura not only simply wants to save him but her love for him is breaking her heart. Once Sasuke was redeemed by Naruto, Kakashi happily looked at his team coming back together for good. Kakashi's first act after becoming the Sixth Hokage is to pardon Sasuke for his crimes based on his service in the war and warns him to keep himself under control or else it will be his responsibility. Sasuke thanks Kakashi for his forgiveness and apologizes for everything he had done. Over the next several years, Kakashi would continue to act as a mentor for Sasuke, who keeps tabs on the village during his travels, and he would become a surrogate grandfather to Sasuke and Sakura's daughter, Sarada.
Sai was assigned to Team Kakashi as Sasuke's replacement in the beginning of Part II nearly three years after Sasuke left Konoha. When they first met, Sai tricked Orochimaru and Kabuto into thinking he was interested in joining them in plotting against Konoha so that he can assassinate Sasuke at Danzo's order. Sasuke showed no interest in introducing himself to Sai and referred to him as a loser.
When Sai persisted and used fake friendliness, Sasuke grew irritated and used a powerful genjutsu to scare him, which was successful and caused Sai to fall to his knees. Sai questioned himself why someone with no emotion like him can so easily be intimidated by Sasuke's genjutsu. Due to meeting Naruto and hearing his resolve to save Sasuke no matter what and despite his betrayal, Sai went against his mission of assassinating Sasuke and tried to reason with him into seeing the bond he had with Naruto. However, this only enraged Sasuke, who had admitted that he severed his bond with his former teammates a long time ago to maintain a bond of hatred with his brother.
Although not liking Sasuke and still considering him a traitor, Sai continued to assist Naruto and Sakura into chasing after Sasuke and bringing him home. This also allowed Sai to gradually understand the meaning of love, friendship, and how Naruto's promise to Sakura to bring Sasuke back is affecting him. As Sasuke's actions cause tension between the nations and affect his former teammates, Sai expresses anger at Sasuke for the damage he is inflicting on Naruto and Sakura. Troubled by the pain Naruto is going through seemingly to keep his promise, Sai confronts Sakura and tells her that he believes Naruto is suffering because of the pain she and Sasuke are putting him through, as well as the fact that Naruto was in love with her. However, this causes Sakura to hurt Naruto's feelings when she falsely confesses to Naruto that she loves him in order to free him from the promise but he knew she was lying. Realizing Sakura's intents, Sai informs Naruto that he believes Sakura plans to kill Sasuke to save him from darkness and he blames himself for her decision. However, Sai believes that saving Sasuke is now a lost cause and seemingly supports the possibility that he will have to be eliminated for everyone's safety, but Naruto is able to sort all this out with Sai and the others by saying he will deal with Sasuke alone.
As the war raged on, Sai was surprised when Sasuke arrived on the battlefield to help the Allied Forces and told Sakura that while he doesn't know Sasuke well, Sasuke can not be trusted due to his prior crimes. Sakura, however said she was happy Sasuke was back and smiled, which Sai saw was fake and only convinced him that she, too didn't trust Sasuke. Still Sai worked alongside with Sasuke as they fought the Ten-Tails, Obito, and Madara. After the war ended, Sai forgives Sasuke for his crimes and feels comfortable to consider him a comrade. During Sasuke's travels, he and Sai stay in contact in which Sai provides details of Konoha to Sasuke, who provides information on potential threats to Sai. However Sasuke still dislikes Sai, and only seems to tolerate him for Naruto and Sakura's sake.
Nara Shikamaru and Sasuke are childhood classmates and both are considered to be a genius, although Shikamaru was considered a "dead last" like Naruto for his laziness. When they were in the Ninja Academy, the two paid little to no attention to the other, as Sasuke's status as a Uchiha made him stand out compared to Shikamaru. When they enrolled in the Chunin Exams with their respective teams, the two briefly worked together, and later on a few other missions with other comrades. However, Shikamaru admits to Naruto that he doesn't particularly like Sasuke for his attitude but he is willing to do whatever it takes to help Sasuke because is a fellow comrade of their village. This is seen after Sasuke leaves the village and Shikamaru is given the task to gather Naruto and several other genin to find him.
Nearly two years later, Shikamaru continued to support Naruto and Sakura's quest to find Sasuke for their sake, and not mentioning his own conclusion that their efforts were meaningless due to Sasuke committing more crimes. Eventually, the discovery that Sasuke had worked for the Akatsuki and nearly caused an international incident with Kumogature led Shikamaru to inform his comrades that Konoha can no longer continue protecting Sasuke and he will have to be killed in order to prevent a war among the nations. He personally asks for Sakura's consent to this, and was unsure how to tell Naruto, knowing Naruto would greatly oppose it, but Sakura offered to tell Naruto herself. In the end though, Naruto finds out what his friends had planned to do and is able to settle it.
When Sasuke arrived to the battlefield during the war, Shikamaru was at first shocked and then angry and suspicious. He was further dumbfounded with the rest of his friends when Sasuke said he would become Hokage, and Shikamaru angrily said that was impossible because of the crimes he has committed. However, the fact that Sasuke was willing to help them allowed Shikamaru to put his distrust for Sasuke aside. Years after the war, Shikamaru forgives Sasuke for his crimes as Sasuke goes through great lengths to protect the village. Shikamaru seems to be on friendly terms with him, such as defending Sasuke when Naruto complained about Sasuke sending a letter rather than using his phone while he was on a mission. During the times in which Sasuke is in the village, he spends some time with Naruto and Shikamaru.
Like Sakura and so many girls from their age group, Yamanaka Ino was infatuated with Sasuke due to his good looks. When she learned Sakura also had a crush on Sasuke, the two ended their friendship so they can compete for his affections. However, Sasuke has no interest in Ino and thought of her as annoying. He always paid no attention to her and rarely spoke to her as she tried to desperately get his attention. As the years passed following Sasuke's departure, Ino started to realize the imperfections Sasuke had and began to genuinely care for his well-being, although her crush on him had lessoned after she meets Sai and takes an interest in him.
However, as most of the Konoha 11 discussed the possibility of killing Sasuke after learning he had become a dangerous international criminal and was close to getting Konoha involved in a war, Ino broke into tears, which showed she still had feelings of endearment for him. This was also shown when he suddenly arrived to the battlefield to lend help tot he Allied Forces, and Ino wanted to speak to him before being told by Shikamaru and Choji to stay away from Sasuke for her own safety. Sasuke only replies that Ino is as noisy as ever. While under the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Ino dreamed of Sasuke and Sai fighting for her love.
Eventually, Ino's crush on Sasuke had faded and she went on to marry Sai and have a son named Inojin. She still cares for Sasuke as a friend and comrade and went as far as to encourage Sakura to be more open-minded in her relationship with Sasuke if they wanted to have a successful relationship, but Sasuke and Sakura's daughter, Sarada, worries that Ino may still have an attraction to him, which confuses Ino.
Inuzuka Kiba is one of Sasuke's childhood classmates but the two strongly dislike each other. While Sasuke often ignored him, Kiba is very vocal about his dislike towards Sasuke and how he hates it that Sasuke feels superior to everyone. Despite this, he was unwilling to let Sasuke abandon Konoha for the purpose of getting stronger and joined in on a mission with Naruto, Shikamaru, Choji, Rock Lee, and Neji to unsuccessfully bring him back. Although thinking it is pointless to convince Sasuke to return home, Kiba worked together with Naruto and Sakura to help find him. Even though he knew this was against what Naruto wanted, Kiba was one of the first to agree among Konoha 11 to eliminate Sasuke for the village's sake. Out of everyone when Sasuke arrived during the war to help them, Kiba was the most angry and demanded what he wanted from them, and berating Sasuke for responding he would be Hokage when Sasuke doesn't know the meaning of the title and is a rogue ninja.
Although Kiba reluctantly putted their differences aside to stop the war and later for Naruto's sake, Kiba still dislikes Sasuke, who feels it is mutual.
Aburame Shino is one of Sasuke's childhood classmates but the two didn't have direct contact until the Chunin Exams. Shino presents himself as someone who doesn't like Sasuke and feels he has no sense on what the world around him is about. Shino was considered to help with the mission of bringing Sasuke back after his defect, but for reasons unknown, Shikamaru decided against bringing Shino along. For this, Shino remains angry at his comrades for not including him on the mission because he strongly feels Sasuke could have been stopped if he had joined them.
Shino's anger at Sasuke only increased when Sasuke declared his goal to become Hokage, to which Shino responded that the crimes he committed against them and others can not be forgiven or forgotten. Sasuke replies he understands why they can't forgive him but he didn't care what they thought of him. After the war, however Shino forgives Sasuke due to him helping with ending the war, and Shino later becomes the Ninja Academy teacher of Sasuke's daughter, Sarada.
Iruka was Sasuke's teacher when he was a student at the Ninja Academy. Due to the minimum interactions between them, Sasuke's relationship with Iruka is unknown, but he found Iruka's teachings boring and too easy to learn.
Sasuke first met Rock Lee during the Chunin Exams, when Lee challenged Sasuke to a match before the first round of the Exams. Finding Lee annoying and repulsing, Sasuke fought Lee and lost due to Lee's superior skills in taijustu, which left Sasuke shocked that he lost to a "loser" like Lee. However, he was disgusted to see more of Lee's personality and emotional punishment from Guy. Although not considered as friends, Lee always respected Sasuke and was more than willing to help him in need during critical situations. In turn, Sasuke appreciated Lee for his efforts in battles and later had no problems working with him when their teams were assigned to mutual missions. Lee was one of the genin assigned to the mission of brining Sasuke back after he left the village for Orochimaru.
Despite feeling betrayed by Sasuke, Lee was more than willing to help Naruto and Sakura find him and bring him home. However, he sadly agreed with his comrades that Sasuke's status as an international criminal was too much of a liability for Konoha. Like the others after the war, Lee forgives Sasuke for his actions due to his aid in helping to end the war.
Sasuke first met Inari during his first C-rank mission to the land of the waves when Sasuke and his team were assigned to guard Inari's grandfather. Initially finding Inari as childish and immature, Sasuke has nothing against Inari due to him being a small child and having issues. Sasuke was willing to risk anything to help protect Inari when caught in critical situations. Inari seems to have some admiration for Sasuke due to his excellent abilities, and even once asked Naruto and Sakura where he was when Inari briefly returned to Konoha to help with its restoration.
Sasuke initially had a low opinion of Hiruzen's grandson, Sarutobi Konohamaru due to finding the boy too similar to Naruto. Although he barely interacts with him, Sasuke defended Konohamaru from Gaara and his siblings' insult on the boy and Konohamaru develops some admiration for Sasuke. Years later, Konohamaru becomes the squad teacher of Sasuke's daughter, Sarada, and he often compliments how strong the girl is due to that Sasuke is her father. Sasuke seems to have no problem with Konohamaru being his daughter's teacher and in the novel version of Boruto, he politely asks for Konohamaru's permission to train Boruto and thanks him.
After his clan's demise, Sasuke was placed in the care of the Third Hokage, who promised Itachi that he would protect the boy no matter what. Although his ideals differ from Hiruzen's, Sasuke has great respect for him and appreciates him for taking care of him. After Hiruzen was killed by Orochimaru, Sasuke was saddened by his death and attended his funeral. However, when he decided to go with Orochimaru to gain the power needed to defeat Itachi, Naruto reminded Sasuke about the Third dying at Orochimaru's hands and Sasuke responded with shocking indifference due to him falling deeper into darkness.
Upon learning the Konoha elders ordered the Uchiha massacre, Sasuke mistakenly assumed Hiruzen was involved and agreed to it, not knowing he was the only elder who opposed it and tried to make peaceful resolutions with the clan. Because of this, Sasuke felt betrayed by Hiruzen and made him despise the village even more.
When he began to question his vengeance against the village, Sasuke had the four previous Hokage reanimated to question them about his clan and the village. He spoke first to Hiruzen, who was saddened to learn that Sasuke did fall onto the path of darkness like he feared and killed itachi and Danzo to achieve his vengeance. Hiruzen confirms to Sasuke that Itachi was given the mission to kill the entire Uchiha clan in order to prevent a war with the village, and he promised Itachi he would protect Sasuke from those who still wanted to eliminate him. Upon learning the massacre had been done behind Hiruzen's back and he never held any ill will towards the clan, Sasuke's attitude to Hiruzen shifted back to respect.
When they first met, Sasuke was not interested in knowing who Yamato was and proceeded to attack him and the rest of Team 7, leading him to stab Yamato in the shoulder with his lightning blade. Although Yamato felt Sasuke was becoming a lost cause to save, he was compelled by Naruto's desire to save his friend to continue helping him, despite being troubled that Naruto would care so much for Sasuke who is deemed a traitor and criminal. Despite everything, Yamato truly wishes for Sasuke to return to the village and rejoin with Team 7; in his Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Yamato dreams of Sasuke returning home on his own and accepting him as the new leader of Team 7.
When Sasuke redeems and helps Konoha from the shadows, Yamato remained cautious. Such as when Sasuke met with Orochimaru to learn more about shinobi that have gone missing from the villages, Yamato asked Sasuke if he was doing this for Konoha's sake, to which Sasuke confirmed. Yamato then let him through to met the Sannin and said that since Sasuke was his comrade, it was important to trust him, and Sasuke thanked him. Over several years, they feel more comfortable working together on matters involving Orochimaru; as they were seen working together in spying on Orochimaru when he was suspected of being involved in the attack on Sarada and the kidnapping of Sakura.
Sasuke first met Gaara during the Chunin Exams and has disliked him since then, but Sasuke was intrigued by Gaara's sand powers and wished to fight him during the Exams. He did so but before the winner could be decided Konoha was ambushed by the sand shinobi and Sasuke chased after Gaara when the latter fled the arena. Sasuke expressed rage at Gaara for nearly killing Sakura and challenging him and Naruto into a fight. However, Sasuke was unable to defeat Gaara, who was stopped and redeemed by Naruto. Despite this incident, once Gaara expressed remorse for his actions, Sasuke, although initially reluctant, agrred to work together with Gaara on a couple of missions to help their respective villages reconcile. Ultimately, it would be his defeat by Gaara that would become one of the reasons behind Sasuke's decision to defect from Konoha.
Nearly three years later, Sasuke becomes a dangerous international criminal and, wanting to kill Danzo as part of avenging his clan, attacked the Kage Summit, where he fought the Raikage. Gaara stopped the fight and requested to speak to Sasuke, and noted how far Sasuke had fallen into darkness. He begged Sasuke to let go of his hatred based on Gaara's own experience with it and how it bring him nothing beneficial. Sasuke refused and lashed out at Gaara for thinking he can understand Sasuke's pain. Shedding a tear for the failure Sasuke has become, Gaara proceeded to fight him before Sasuke fled.
Gaara later told Naruto the events with Sasuke and asked him to consider what was best for his village rather than for Sasuke, but he never lost faith in Naruto redeeming Sasuke. Although Gaara respected Naruto's wishes, he was willing to kill Sasuke if his actions endangered Naruto's well-being. Gaara however accepted Sasuke's offer to help aid them in the war because they needed as much as help due that they were in a disadvantage in the war at the time. Although Sasuke admitted that he held nothing against Gaara and knew the Kazekage was a good person who wanted to work peacefully with others, he was willing to kill Gaara in order to bring an end to the cycle of hatred, but he changed his mind after fighting Naruto. Without knowing this, Gaara forgave Sasuke for his actions and they two are on friendly terms, to the point where they had no problem working together in rescuing Naruto from Momoshiki and Kinshiki.
Sasuke came into contact with the Kage during Part II when he attacked the Kage Summit. The Raikage was filled with rage and hatred towards Sasuke for being involved in the attempt to capture his brother and tried to kill him as they fought. The other three Kage, while having no ill will against Sasuke, felt obligated to kill him due to his crimes and his undeniable intent to kill them. Although they were unrelated to his revenge, their attempts to stop Sasuke prompted him to try to use deadly force to defend himself and only fueled his desire for revenge. As a result of his attack on them and Obito declaring war on them for refusing to hand over Naruto and Killer Bee, the Kage join forces to stop the Akatsuki. Although Obito admits he manipulated Sasuke into attacking them and Sasuke would not have behaved this way without his influence, the Kage maintained that, although Sasuke no longer worked for Akatsuki and he was being used as a pawn by Obito, the fact that he was siding with Obito at the time made him an enemy and they would fight him during the war.
Sasuke's purpose of attacking the Kage Summit was to kill Danzo, the elder who ordered the massacre of his clan and had been selected to be the Sixth Hokage Candidate. After learning from Tobi that Danzo had also wanted to have him killed for years after the massacre, Sasuke was overcome with rage and set out to kill the elder in order to avenge Itachi and their family. When they fought, Sasuke used deadly force to make Danzo confess the truth and the elder insisted he did it for the village's sake and Sasuke's vengeance is only tarnishing Itachi's sacrifice, which only fueled Sasuke's desire to murder him. Sasuke succeeds in fatally injuring him but Danzo commits suicide with the intent on killing Sasuke and Tobi but they escape. In his unstable mental state, Sasuke expressed exhilaration at having "killed" the man responsible for the loss of his clan and made him conclude killing the rest of the Konoha residents would feel greater. Even after Sasuke redeems himself and spends the rest of his life protecting the village (even taking up Danzo's habit of protecting the village in the shadows, though Sasuke differs from Danzo in many ways: he prefers searching for and interrogating threats rather than eliminating them right away, he cares about others and the new generation, and he is adamant on keeping the village completely out of wars and chaos rather than seeking to increase its strength by initiating chaos), he seems to feel no regret for killing Danzo, because he says the elder would have sooner or later forced the village into a war that would have eliminated it and its residents, as well as the fact that Danzo was a ruthless dictator who didn't care about others but power and control. Although it was murder, no one ever held Sasuke accountable for this because, ironically, he did the village a favor by saving it from having someone like Danzo as Hokage.
After meeting the previous Hokage, their answers made Sasuke come to the conclusion that the world's current problems are the result of the tension between the previous and current Kage. Believing that war and violence can be stopped by erasing the past and bringing forth a clean slate, Sasuke opted to kill the current Kage and take the title of Hokage for himself in order to force the nations to focus their hatred on him rather than each other. While Sasuke maintained his idea was with good intents to make the world more peaceful and he held no ill feelings for the Kage, he truly felt their constant bickering and resorting to fighting in wars would allow the cycle of hatred to continue and lead to more chaos.
When they learned Sasuke had turned against the Akatsuki and was aiding the Allied Forces, the Kage were willing to let their issues with him slide because they had a war to deal with. It would be Sasuke's contributions in the war, along with Naruto and Kakashi's influence, that would absolve Sasuke's status as an international criminal, even though he would spend years trying to earn their trust by doing missions to benefit their villages. As they see Sasuke make significant efforts to redeem himself and help their villages, the Kage deem him as a trustworthy ally and forgive him for his past actions. Even the Raikage, who bore intense hatred towards Sasuke, came to respect him after Sasuke helped rescue numerous Kumo shinobi who were kidnapped. Sasuke also came to mutually respect him and expressed appreciation for the Raikage's forgiveness. Two years after the war, when Sasuke was suspected of joining a terrorist group plotting to destroy Konoha, the Kage were willing to believe it was an imposter due to the heroic acts Sasuke did during the war. However, because of the seriousness of the situation and Sasuke's lack of response to the rumors, they felt they would have no choice but to declare him an international criminal once more. When the rumors turned out to be false, the Kage chose against hunting down Sasuke.
The current Five Kage (Naruto, Gaara, Darui, Chojuro, and Kurotsuchi), all of whom are people who fought Sasuke at the Kage Summit, are now on friendly terms with him and hold great trust in him due to his missions in maintaining peace between the villages. Gaara, while deeply troubled by Sasuke's past crimes and hatred, always believed there was a possibility Sasuke could be saved and felt sympathy for Sasuke due to the fact both were alienated by their respective villages and bore hatred towards those whom they felt wronged them. Darui used to think of Sasuke as the person who deserved to die and was determined to kill Sasuke after his fight with the Raikage. Even when Sasuke was redeemed, Daui was still cautious about Sasuke and still held dislike towards him, but he began to respect Sasuke after he rescued several kidnapped Kumo shinobi and later became friends with him. Chojuro also was determined to kill Sasuke when he attacked the Kage Summit but felt a little afraid of him due to Sasuke's intense hatred at the time, however he started accepting him more as an ally after Sasuke makes attempts to atone by helping his village and they also later became friends. Kurotsuchi was eager to meet Sasuke upon learning he was the one who killed Deidara and seemed to hold no ill towards him for that, and of all the current Kage, she is the one who respects and admires him the most. They feel so comfortable with him to the point where they joined forces with him to rescue Naruto from Momoshiki and Kinshiki, and posed a victory photo with him. They also agree with Naruto that Sasuke is the "other Hokage" and treat him as one, despite his insistence he doesn't deserve it.
Despite Orochimaru being Sasuke's Sannin teacher and being the reason why he became so strong in less than three years, Sasuke actually despises Orochimaru and finds his use of human experimentations disgusting. When they first met during the Chunin Exams, in which Orochimaru disguised himself to meet and fight Sasuke, he was scared of Orochimaru but, seeing how terrified Sakura was, Sasuke resolved to protect her at all costs and, pushed further by Naruto for being afraid, he began to fight back and received the Cursed Seal from him after seemingly winning a fight against him. Sasuke was aware that Orochimaru sought him out simply to seize his body as his next vessel, but Sasuke seemingly was willing to give up his body on the condition that Orochimaru gave him the power to defeat Itachi, and even initially considered the Cursed Seal Orochimaru inflicted upon him as a gift due to the intense power it granted him. However, after nearly three years of training, Sasuke had grown strong enough to where he felt Orochimaru had nothing more to teach him and decided to kill him, revealing he never intended to hand his body over to him and how vile he finds the Sannin. Sasuke often refers to Orochimaru as "a disgusting snake" or "that thing", as proof of his disgust for Orochimaru.
Despite his hatred and disgust for Orochimaru, Sasuke has some respect for his powers and believes that Orochimaru can never get so easily killed off. Sasuke's desire to find his own path led him to resurrect Orochimaru and ignore Suigetsu's protests, and ask for Orochimaru's help in reanimating the previous four Hokage. Curious of the change in Sasuke, Orochimaru ignored what Sasuke did to him in the past and readily agreed to help him while stating he still desired to take Sasuke's body. Realizing and liking the new kind of person Sasuke is for wanting to make his own decisions, Orochimaru approved of Sasuke's choice to protect the village and go to the battlefield, and he would accompany Sasuke to help him and see how far Sasuke had come as a shinobi. When Sasuke was close to dying after being stabbed by Madara, Orochimaru appeared alarmed and rushed with Karin, Suigetsu, and Jugo to help him before seeing Sasuke being revived by Kabuto.
After the war, Sasuke returned to Konoha and Orochimaru resumed his experiments, but was kept under observation by Konoha in case he continued experimenting on people. The two had no contact in the years following the war except two years later, when Sasuke sought out Orochimaru's advice on who may be responsible for the disappearances of numerous shinobi from three of the nations. Sasuke also expressed surprise that Orochimaru was still allowed to roam free despite his past serious crimes, to which Orochimaru retorted that Sasuke was no different but he was less likely to fall into darkness again. Sasuke makes sure that Orochimaru never came near his daughter, Sarada, out of concern the Sannin would try something suspicious to her. As Orochimaru's behavior caused Sarada to despise him, Sasuke didn't blame her because he also never stopped despising Orochimaru. When Shin attacked Sarada and kidnapped Sakura, Sasuke suspected Orochimaru was involved and threatened him with harm if he was, but Orochimaru denied this and explained Shin was his former test subject.
When they first met during the Chunin Exams, Kabuto presented himself as an ally to Team 7 and Sasuke appreciated his help. However, it was revealed that Kabuto was actually working together with Orochimaru to locate Sasuke and observe him. During the Chunin Exams, as Sasuke was recuperating in the hospital, Kabuto tried to kill Sasuke before being stopped by Kakashi. After joining with Orochimaru, Sasuke grew accustomed to being around Kabuto a lot but found him to be a nuisance. Kabuto, in turn, was annoyed with Sasuke's lack of respect for him and Orochimaru but was afraid of Sasuke's temper and growing strength. Sasuke despises Kabuto and finds him to be useless due to the latter having made it his life purpose of serving Orochimaru. After Orochimaru was killed by Sasuke, Kabuto was shocked and lost due to that he had spent years serving and following Orochimaru.
With Orochimaru dead, Kabuto makes the outrageous decision to replace his former master by mimicking Orochimaru in power standards by collecting the remains of Orochimaru's body after Sasuke killed him. Taking his admiration for Orochimaru to a new level, Kabuto secretly experiments on himself with Orochimaru's cell material and chakra, and travels to Ryuchi Cave to gain the power to surpass Orochimaru. Kabuto later joined forces with Obito in starting the Fourth Great Ninja War, and asked that Sasuke be handed over to him as a compensation for the war but Obito refused because he also planned to use Sasuke.
Sasuke meets with a reanimated Itachi and the two find that Kabuto was the one responsible for reviving the world's previous enemies and many dead ninjas. The brothers worked together to stop him, with Sasuke deciding killing Kabuto was a simple solution but Itachi wanting to keep him alive so he can undo the Reanimation Jutsu. Kabuto tried to manipulate Sasuke into siding with him by reminding the latter of their mutual goal to destroy Konoha and how Itachi lied to him, but Sasuke sided with his brother. Sasuke was initially annoyed with Kabuto for stealing Orochimaru's power and mocked him as still being insignificant, but Kabuto retorted that those with no talent can simply steal from others. During the fight, as Kabuto continued to mock him, Sasuke grew frustrated and became eager to kill Kabuto but Itachi convinced him to hold back while he was able to trap Kabuto in a Izanami to release the technique. Although Kabuto said he would never kill Sasuke, whom he referred to as his "precious test subject", the manner in which he fought the brothers suggests he was intent on finishing Sasuke off, at least after he could manipulate Sasuke into joining with him and gaining the upperhand in the war.
After being freed, Kabuto felt guilty for his crimes and made amends to Itachi by going to the battlefield and reviving Sasuke, who was on the verge of death. After the war, Sasuke cut off all contact with Kabuto, and was shocked to learn that Kabuto was given leniency for his crimes.
Karin was another girl who a deep infatuation for Sasuke since she first met him during the Chunin Exams. However it wasn't until he joined with Orochimaru, with whom she was working for that she realized who he was. Enticed by his chakra, Karin developed a strong sexual attraction for him, to the point of obsession. According to Suigetsu, Karin did something to Sasuke in the past but Karin smacked him to keep him from revealing what occurred. She makes several attempts to get him to spend time with her alone while acting like she is not interested in him around others, such as when Suigetsu is present. Sasuke showed no interest in Karin and found her advances annoying, and often had to warn her to stay away from him because she made him feel uncomfortable. He sought out Karin to join his team Hebi/Taka due to her healing abilities and Karin accepted after faking she was not interest because she hoped to take the chance to get closer to him. Initially, Sasuke considered her instrumental in his quest to defeat Itachi, but he later comes to think of her a comrade, which is seen when he saves her several times.
As time passed and his hatred overcame him, Sasuke showed disregard for her except for her abilities. Even when she was taken hostage by Danzo, Sasuke didn't hesitate to stab them both to kill the elder, and explained Karin became a burden for getting taken hostage so easily, and he later tried to kill her to avoid anymore trouble with her. After being healed by Sakura and devastated that Sasuke is no longer the person she knew, Karin decides she is done with him. However when she angrily confronts him, he simply apologizes to her and she reacts with anger and excitement before deciding she can't stay angry at him after all. She expressed more concern for his welfare than her own as he was mortally wounded by Madara.
After the war, Karin returned with Orochimaru to resume her duties while Sasuke returned to Konoha and married Sakura, who became pregnant with his child. Due to them traveling during the pregnancy, Sakura was brought to one of Orochimaru's hideouts when she went into labor and Karin helped as a midwife. Due to this, she becomes friends with Sakura. Even though she still holds Sasuke dear to her, she is only glad that he is happy with his family. Despite their lack of contact, Sasuke allows Karin to keep tabs on his family, specifically Sarada, due to that she is the one who gave Sarada her glasses. While Suigetsu and Jugo are oblivious to why Sasuke refuses to permentantly settle down in Konoha, Karin says Sasuke is aware his Sharingan and Rinnegan earn him enemies and he doesnt want to endanger the village if he stays.
Suigetsu was the first test subject of Orochimaru's that Sasuke sought out to form Hebi/Taka. Although their personalities differ, the two are easily able to work together whenever Suigetsu feels he has no choice but to cooperate with Sasuke if it benefits his goals. Suigetsu finds Sasuke's strict no-kill policy irritating while Sasuke scolds him when Suigetsu causes incidents as a result of going against his orders. They don't consider each other as friends but are tolerant of the other, and Sasuke often has to break out fights between Suigetsu and Karin, which annoys him. When Sasuke fell deeper into darkness to the point he killed anyone who stood in his way, Suigetsu was angry at Sasuke for doing what he forbade Suigetsu to do (killing their opponents). Sasuke even concluded Suigetsu was no longer useful during the fight with the four Kage and abandoned him and Jugo, not caring what happens to them. Suigetsu and Jugo were unaware of what Sasuke had done and went out searching for him. During which, Suigetsu admits his dislike for Sasuke for getting them involved with the Akatsuki and the Five Kage, and endangering their lives while battling the Kage. They later regrouped with him before he went to the battlefield to aid the Allied Forces, despite Suigetsu pleading for Sasuke to keep them out of the war and focus on using Taka's goals. When Sasuke was close to dying, Suigetsu risked his life to go with Orochimaru, Karin, and Jugo to help Sasuke.
Years later, Suigetsu would be blamed for the estrangement between Sasuke and Sarada when he made a mistake in telling Sarada that Karin was likely her mother, which proved to be false.
Because his surrogate brother sacrificed his life to deliver Sasuke to Orochimaru, Jugo is very loyal to Sasuke and abides by his every command. Seeing how Jugo is afraid of being overcome by his Cursed Seal and killing people, Sasuke offers to keep him under control in exchange for Jugo joining Team Hebi/Taka. Jugo's loyalty to Sasuke is so immense that he believes Sasuke can never do anything wrong, although he admits Sasuke is prone to lose his temper and act recklessly, as well as not thinking rationally when they fought the Five Kage. Without knowing Sasuke's actions of abandoning his teammates during the Kage Summit, Jugo remained loyal to Sasuke and nearly went into a rampage when Suigetsu spoke negatively about Sasuke. After regrouping, Jugo stayed by his side during the battle against Obito and came to his aide as he, Naruto, and Konoha 11 defeated Obito. After the war, Jugo accepted Sasuke's choice to leave for a journey of atonement and return to Konoha, and the two had little to no contact since the war.
Uchiha Obito, while using the aliases Tobi, always desired to gain Sasuke's loyalty so he can use the latter as a tool against the ninja world. He was always prevented from approaching him by Itachi, who suspected Obito was plotting something with his brother, and it wasn't until after Itachi died that Obito was able to speak to Sasuke. He tells Sasuke the truth about Itachi killing the Uchiha clan under Konoha's orders but minimizing his own involvement and succeeds in winning Sasuke's trust. He then convinces Sasuke to join with the Akatsuki to help gather the Eight-Tailed beast by capturing its jinchuriki, Killer B, although Sasuke knew he helped Itachi wipe out their clan.
After it seemed he completed his mission (unknown to them at the time, Killer B escaped), Sasuke informed Obito he was done with the Akatsuki and left with no further comment, and warned him to not attack Konoha because it was a goal Sasuke intended to complete himself. Obito turns Sasuke further against Konoha by leading him to the Kage Summit so he can fight the Five Kage, which creates an international crisis. However, Obito always suspected that Sasuke would eventually follow Itachi's wish for him to protect the village, despite Sasuke's initial refusal to do so.
Despite working together during that brief time, Sasuke never considered Obito as an ally and only saw him instrumental in getting part of his revenge on Konoha. Sasuke would later order Obito to transplant Itachi's eyes into him to cure his blindness as a result of overusing the Mangekyo Sharingan. After a while, Sasuke learns of Obito's plan to take over the world with Infinite Tsukuyomi and starting the Fourth Shinobi War for this purpose. Disapproving of this and realizing he was simply a pawn for Obito's plan, he ultimately turns against Obito and joins forces with the Allied Forces to stop him from ending the world, an act that seemingly didn't surprise Obito. During the battle, Obito tries many times to finish Sasuke and Naruto off, but the two fought back and were successful in defeating him. Sasuke wanted to kill Obito to end the war but was told not to once Obito was willing to atone his mistakes by helping them stop Madara.
As part of attempts at redemption, Obito helped Sakura save Sasuke from being trapped in one of Kaguya's dimensions and later gave his life to save Kakashi as the two shielded Sasuke and Naruto from Kaguya. Although surprised by Obito's sacrifice, Sasuke was then seemingly unaffected by it, due to him telling Naruto they needed to focus on Kaguya because Obito was beyond help.
When Itachi told him that someone named Madara helped kill off the Uchiha clan, Sasuke doubted he was talking about their ancestor Madara. But Sasuke said that he would kill Madara if he was still alive and learns this person Itachi was talking about was actually Obito pretending to be Madara. When Madara was resurrected during the war, Sasuke tried attacking him and stabbed him, but Madara was unfazed and offered Sasuke to join forces with him. Sasuke refused and announced his intent to kill Madara, who decided to take Sasuke's eyes as a replacement until he regained his Rinnegan. When Sasuke tried another attack, Madara caught him and, having already warned him, stabbed him in the chest with his own sword, and left him on the ground to die.
After being saved from death and gaining half of the powers of the Sage of the Six Paths, Sasuke was strong enough to be deemed a threat to Madara, who became shocked and amazed of how powerful Sasuke became in such short period of time. Madara was still willing to kill Sasuke to gain his eyes, specifically his new left eye Rinnegan but was shocked when Sasuke used his new powers to catch Madara off guard and attack him with his new teleporation powers. Madara was amazed by Sasuke's abilities and felt a connection to him (not realizing both are reincarnations of Indra Otsutsuki) that he considered to go beyond blood, and even admitted that he would have taken Sasuke as his apprentice if he had been born earlier than Obito. After activating the Infinite Tsukuyomi and declaring he was the victor, Madara was ultimately betrayed by the Black Zetsu and fatally wounded, which shocked and confused Sasuke. Despite trying to finish off his kinsman and enemy, Sasuke stood by watching Madara reconcile with the First Hokage and Sasuke appeared saddened, not by Madara's death but with the realization that he was officially the last Uchiha alive.
- Otsutsuki Indra (Ancestor/dead)
- Uchiha Izuna (Past Incarnation/dead)
- Uchiha Mikoto (Mother/dead)
- Uchiha Fugaku (Father/dead)
- Uchiha Itachi (Older Brother/dead)
- Haruno Sakura (Wife)
- Uchiha Sarada (Daughter)
- Haruno Mebuki (Mother in law)
- Haruno Kizashi (Father in law)
- Uzumaki Naruto (Rival & Best Friend)
- Gaara (2nd Rival)
- Hatake Kakashi (Sensei)
- Vegeta (True Counterpart)
- Uryu Ishida (Partnal Counterpart)
- Sasuke was named after the Third Hokage's father, though their names in turn were likely inspired by the fictional ninja Sarutobi Sasuke. Sasuke's surname, "Uchiha", is another way of pronouncing "uchiwa" (団扇), which is actually the Uchiha clan symbol. Uchiwa can be used to fan flames, making the flame hotter — referring to the fact that the Uchiha is a clan of fire techniques users.
- Unlike most characters in Naruto, Sasuke doesn't address anyone with honorifics at the end of their names (except to his parents, clan members, and Itachi when he was a child and after discovering Itachi's true nature), like "Kakashi-sensei" or "Orochimaru-sama", something the Japanese would consider very insulting or rude.
- In the June 2006 edition of Shōnen Jump, Kakashi remarked that, while Sasuke is a genius, he is dull to teach because he learns everything easily, compared to the less predictable Naruto.
- Although Sasuke's first appearance is generally thought to be chapter 3, he can actually be seen sitting behind Naruto in chapter 1, page 13.
- On the cover page of chapter 1, Sasuke is seen riding a hawk, which he later learns to summon. In most subsequent cover pages he is only depicted with snakes, another species he learns to summon.
- According to Hyo no Sho, while in the Ninja Academy. Sasuke had an A in ninjutsu, taijutsu, and genjutsu, a B in classroom attitude, a C in positivity, and an F in cooperation.
According to the databook(s):
- His birthday is July 23, & his bloodtype is AB.
- Sasuke's hobbies are training & taking walks.
- Sasuke wishes to fight against Uchiha Itachi & the upper ninja of Konoha.
- Sasuke's favorite food is omusubi with okaka & tomatoes. While his least favorite food is natto & 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). Ironically Indra always used the word when he disagree with his father and little brother.
- 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.
- 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 cross-dominance, as he typically punches and uses Chidori with his left hand, whereas 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.
- Sasuke's nickname "…of the Sharingan" (写輪眼の) is also held by Kakashi and Itachi.
- Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Sasuke show that he was 122.5 cm, 124.5cm and later 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 though in flashback episodes in Shippuuden, they leave his height of 153.2 cm at 13yrs old intact.
- Between the time of the resurrected Madara dying again and the birth of his daughter Sarada, Sasuke was the only living blood Uchiha.
- Sasuke is the second character alongside Rock Lee to have their own spin-off manga, which is called Sasuke's Sharingan Legend. It is also created by Masashi Kishimoto's assistant Kenji Taira.
- Despite Sasuke gaining Hagoromo's power, which is stated to grant Yin-Yang Release, Yang Release is not listed as one of his natures in the fourth databook.
- In the 2015 Da Vinci inteview, the anime voice actors of Team 7 revealed that right after the anime start to airing, Kishimoto told them that Sasuke would eventually end up together with Sakura. He also says that Sasuke is very pure when it comes to a girl, although he still gets embarrassed by it. Despite that, he is very straight forward about his feelings. It is also said later on that Sasuke is the type of person to never engage in close or intimate moments with a girl unless he loved her, which is why he never did so until he started reciprocating Sakura's feelings.
- Sasuke's Japanese voice actor, Noriaki Sugiyama, joked that Sasuke is "fearful" of Sakura due to her temper and how she acts like the boss in their relationship and marriage. Sugiyama also hinted that Sasuke realized he loved Sakura romantically and they had a bond that went deeper to the point it was unbreakable after his final battle against Naruto in chapter 699.
- Yuri Lowenthal, said he was honored to receive the role since many actors had auditioned for it, and he added that the job was stressful. Although fans were critical of deviations and mistakes in his recordings, he enjoyed voicing the character. His first impression of Sasuke was of "a serious guy dedicated to his training", but his view changed as he learned about the character's backstory. Lowenthal said in 2010 that Sasuke was one of the first dark characters he voiced, adding, "he's sort of a hero, but he's not the naïve, young white–hat hero". Lowenthal said some of Sasuke's lines, such as his use of the word "kill", were changed because Viz Media often censored parts of the series' dialogue for Western viewers. As a result, he found the original Japanese version truer to the character.
- During Karin's anime-only Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, she imagines Sasuke as the Sixth Hokage.
- 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.
- Initially in the Boruto manga, Sasuke is depicted with wavy hair.
- Despite not bearing the title of Hokage, Sasuke is referred to as the "Shadow Hokage" by Naruto because Sasuke protects the village from the outside whereas Naruto, as the Seventh Hokage, protects it from the inside.
According to character trivia from Boruto:
- His attributes are: 200 in chakra, 165 in perception and dexterity, 142 in negotiations, 130 in strength, and 100 in intelligence.
- He has five stars in acrobatics and hand-to-hand combat, and four stars in ninjutsu.
There are several differences between his character in the current timeline, and in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream:
- In the current timeline, Sasuke met Naruto when they spared together in the Ninja Academy. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke met Naruto during their Ninja Academy entrance ceremony.
- In the current timeline, during his Ninja Academy entrance ceremony. Sasuke wore a simple long-sleeved black shirt with a raised collar that had the Uchiha crest on the back, and white shorts. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke wore a simple short-sleeved blue shirt with a raised collar while having a black shirt inside of it along with wearing two bandages on both of his arms and wearing white shorts during his Ninja Academy entrance ceremony.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke would eavesdrop on listening to his father's conversations with Itachi. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyumi dream, Sasuke would eavesdrop on listening to his clan members speaking with his father.
- In the current timeline, during his childhood. Sasuke never knew that his clan was being watched by the ANBU. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyumi dream, he does know that his clan is being watched by the ANBU.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke never cared about the Hokage. Since the hokage never stopped his clan from doing a coup d'état, which led for his clan to be murder. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke admired the Hokage for stopping his clans' coup d'état which led for his clan to live longer.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke made Naruto his rival after seeing him defeat Gaara during Konoha's invasion. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke made Naruto his rival during their childhood when he saw him rescue a puppy name Shiro from drowning in the river.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke would learn from Itachi about rivalry and brotherhood. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, he would learn from Itachi about the relationship between their clan and Konoha.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke sees Naruto's Rasengan during their rooftop battle. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke sees Naruto's Rasengan technique during his first battle with Sasori's puppets.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke and Naruto's first deadly fight was stopped by Kakashi. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, it was Minato who stopped Sasuke and Naruto from killing each other.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke witness seeing Naruto's Rasengan damage the back of a water tower. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke witness seeing Naruto's Rasengan make a huge crafter on the ground.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke punched his fist on a building after seeing how strong Naruto's Rasengan is. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, he punches his fist on a tree instead.
- In current timeline, Sasuke spoke with Kakashi about why he hates being an orphan. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, he speak to Fugaku about removing him from Team Kakashi and placing him in their clans police force.
- In the current timeline, it was Orchimaru who trained Sasuke during the timeskip. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, it was Shisui who trained Sasuke during the timeskip.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke left Konoha when he was 12 years old. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke left the village when he was 15 years old.
- In the current timeline, before leaving the village Sasuke said his final goodbye to Sakura. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke said his final goodbye to his pet dog Shiro instead.
- In the current timeline, it was Sakura that was knocked out by Sasuke. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke knocks out Izumo and Kotetsu instead.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke traveled with the Sound Four to Orchimaru's hideout. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke travels to Orchimaru's hideout by himself.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke and Naruto had their first non interrupted battle at the Final Valley. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke and Naruto had their first non interrupted battle at Orochimaru's hideout.
- In the current timeline, it was Sasuke who laughed in front of Naruto by showing that he didn't care about his past. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, it was Naruto who laughed at Sasuke for not even caring about his past.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke catches Naruto off guard during their fight by using his Fire Style Dragon Flame Technique. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke uses his Chidori stream and the Great Fire Ball Technique to catch Naruto off guard.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke pierces through Naruto's shoulder with his Chidori due to the fact that Naruto was too speechless and emotional to fight him seriously. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke did this tactic to Naruto after seeing his Sage Mode disappear.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke did not actually kill Itachi who succumbed to a fatal illness during the climax of their battle. But Sasuke continued to believe he killed Itachi. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, it appeared that Sasuke really did kill his brother, but he later learns that Itachi survived and went into hiding to heal.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke knocks Naruto unconscious by punching him in the stomach while led for Naruto to scratch Sasuke's forehead protector. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Naruto fell unconscious after seeing Sasuke implant his Chidori on Itachi while led for their attacks to smash into each other.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke lets Naruto keep his scratch forehead protector after their battle. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Orochimaru takes Sasuke's foreheads protector after his battle with Naruto.
- In the current timeline, it is Obito who makes Sasuke want revenge on Konoha by revealing the truth about Itachi being ordered to kill the Uchiha clan to protect the village and spared Sasuke out of love. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, it is Sasori instead who makes Sasuke want to destroy Konoha by telling him there are some living people who deserve to die (Sasuke feeling Naruto should have died rather than Itachi) and making Sasuke hang onto the assumption that the village is forcing his clan to change.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke did agree to work temporarily for Akatsuki and never questioned his decision to destroy Konoha until he met with a reanimated Itachi while he listened to Itachi's parting words that he would love Sasuke no matter what path he took. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke never agreed to work for the Akatsuki and he right away doubted he could go through with destroying the village. But changed his mind when he learned Itachi was alive and was angry at his choice to destroy Konoha along with not working with his comrades.
- In the current timeline, it was Kabuto who Sasuke and Itachi fought against. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, it was Sasori's Raikage, Mizukage, and Tsuchikage puppets that Sasuke and Itachi fought against.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke and Naruto fought against Obito and the Ten Tails. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke and Naruto fought against Sasori and his human puppet army.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke put Sakura on a genjutsu after telling her that he is starting a revolution. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke only told Naruto that he is starting a revolution which shocked his teammate.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke and Naruto had their rematch battle at the Final Valley. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke and Naruto Had their rematch battle at Orochimaru's hideout.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke used taijutsu to start off his battle with Naruto. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke used his Chidori and sword to start off his battle with Naruto.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke used Susanoo to counter against Naruto's Tail Beast Mode. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke used Susanoo to counter against Naruto's multiple shadow clone technique instead.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke used his Chidori against Naruto's Rasengan. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke used his Susanoo's sword technique against Naruto's Tail Beast Ball technique.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke punched Naruto in the face after both of them used to much chakra. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke punched Naruto in the face after both of their techniques that they used in Tail Beast Mode and Susanoo mode combined.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke lost his right arm after he and Naruto used the Chidori and Rasengan on each other as a final attack. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke never lost his right arm after he and Naruto used Tail Beast Mode and Susanoo on each other.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke admits in his mind that he was jealous of Naruto's skills after he heard Naruto say that he feels hurt whenever he suffer. This made Sasuke realize that Naruto was like Itachi. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke admits to Naruto out loud that he is jealous of him being Minato's son and that his skills are different from him. In the end after they finished their battle, Sasuke told Naruto that he was only jealous and that's all.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke's blood from his right arm combined with the blood from Naruto's left arm by showing that they had holded hands. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyumi dream, Naruto places his hand on Sasuke to help him off the ground.
- In the current timeline, Sasuke travels the world upon returning to Konoha for good so he can atone for the crimes he did. However in Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Sasuke returns to the village by taking a group photo with Itachi, Naruto, the Konoha 11, Team Jiraiya, and Gaara.
Sasuke has many similaries with Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z.
- Both are the last members of their kind.
- Both train hard to surpass the main character.
- Both have spiky black hair and black eyes.
- Both don't cooperate with the main character for most of the time.
- Both train by themselves.
- Both admit defeat against their rival and become best friends.
- Both served as anti-heroes before turning into full heroes.
- Both don't care about anyone but themselves. (although this changes overtime, once they make peace with their rivals)
- Both have similar personalities. (Both : quiet, mean, anti-social, cocky and arrogant)
- Both are the rivals to the main characters. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Vegeta : Son Goku)
- Both dislike the main character. (For Sasuke : he dislikes Naruto for being an orphan, and for seeing the bright side of things instead of the negative. Whereas for Vegeta : he dislikes Goku because he never wants to hurt others, and that he has way more power than him)
- Both are criminals and worked for terrorist organizations. (For Sasuke : the Akatsuki, after Obito manipulated him into joining after revealing the truth about the Uchiha massacre. Whereas for Vegeta : Frieza's army, after Frieza forced him to after threatening and eventually killed his father)
- Both are murderers. (For Sasuke : he refrained from killing people minus Itachi until he learned the truth, which led him to kill a few people who stood in his way and conspire to kill his friends and the village's residents. Whereas for Vegeta : he became so corrupted while under Frieza's influence that he killed thousands of people while working for Frieza and when he relapsed back into hatred after a few years living in peace on Earth)
- Both feel guilt and remorse for their crimes. (For Sasuke : he atones by spending the rest of his life traveling the world to maintain peace among the nations. Whereas for Vegeta : he atones by remaining loyal with the Z Fighters and does everything he can to protect the planet)
- Both have a love interest that is in love with them, and they get married to them. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Vegeta : Bulma)
- Both have a family and are very loving towards their child(ren). (For Sasuke : Sarada. Whereas for Vegeta : Trunks and Bra) In both cases, they show a degree of favoritism towards their daughters)
- Both have a soft spot for children. (Though this stems from Sasuke's desire to restore the Uchiha clan by getting married, and having children. Whereas Vegeta keeps this hidden, but it becomes more obvious after he became a father)
Sasuke has some similarities with Uryu Ishida from Bleach.
- Both are voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama. The only difference is that Sasuke is voiced by Yuri Lowenthal in the English version, whereas Uryu is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince.
- Both have long black hair.
- Both are the top students of their classes.
- Both are skilled fighters who favor strategy over strength.
- Both wishe 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 hate how men abuse, and treat women badly.
- Both prefer to train alone, and tries to hide their new abilities.
- Both are skill with bow in arrows.
- Both have a rivalry with the main character. (For Sasuke : Naruto, who he thinks is annoying. Whereas for Uryu : Ichigo, who he thinks is immature)
- Both have the same personality. (Both : smart, calm, serious, quiet and anti-social)
- Both have a hobby. (For Sasuke : training. Whereas for Uryu : handicraft)
- Both have a way to stop their enemies. (For Sasuke : he would kill his enemies. Whereas for Uryu : he would incapacitate his enemies)
- Both have someone that is romantically attracted to them, but both are either unaware of such feelings or do not reciprocate them. (For Uryu : Orihime. Whereas for Sasuke : Sakura)
- Both are one of two remaining members of his clan, which was very powerful when it still existed. (For Sasuke : the Uchiha clan. Whereas for Uryu : the Quincy clan)
- Both sought out after by a creepy scientist who wish to use their bodies for "experiments". (For Sasuke : Orochimaru. Whereas for Uryu : Mayuri Kurotsuchi)
- Both are tempted with a promise of power. (For Sasuke : Orochimaru. Whereas for Uryu : Ryuken)
- Both becomes more powerful after submitting to such temptation. (For Sasuke : due to the curse mark. Whereas for Uryu : due to his Quincy powers)
- Both have a job at the end of the series. (For Sasuke : being a traveler. Whereas for Uryu : being a doctor)
Sasuke has many similarities with Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters.
- Both have short hair.
- Both use shortcuts to achieve power.
- Both are anti-heroes.
- Both are orphans.
- Both are intelligent.
- Both prefer smarts over rushing into things.
- Both want to battle strong opponents.
- Both have the same personality. (Both : mean, cruel, cocky, arrogant and anti-social)
- Both were in their father's shadow. (For Sasuke : he wanted Fugaku not to compare him to Itachi, and to see him as a prodigy too. Whereas for Seto : he wanted Gozaburo not to use his company for war, but to use the company for games)
- Both have a sibling that they care about. (For Sasuke : he cares about Itachi. Whereas for Seto : he care about Mokuba) The only difference is that Sasuke is the youngest sibling, while Itachi is the older sibling. Whereas Seto is the older sibling, while Mokuba is the youngest sibling)
- Both have a rivalry with someone. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Seto : Yami Yugi)
- Both hate one thing about their rival. (For Sasuke : he hates that Naruto refuses to kill enemies. Whereas for Seto : he hates that Yami Yugi doesn't want to harm a strong enemy)
- Both admire one thing about their rival. (For Sasuke : he admires that Naruto wants to have bonds with others. Whereas for Seto : he admires that Yami Yugi helps him rescue Mokuba)
- Both refuse to help their rival in a tag team battle. (For Sasuke : he refuses to help Naruto during the battle with Obito and the Ten Tails. Whereas for Seto : he refuses to help Yami Yugi during the battle with Mask of Light and Mask of Darkness)
- Both were brought out of the darkness from their rival. (For Sasuke : during his final battle with Naruto. Whereas for Seto : during his first battle with Yami Yugi)
- Both were taught a lesson by the rival. (For Sasuke : he learns about the true meaning of being a ninja by Naruto. Whereas for Seto : he learns about the true meaning of the heart of the cards by Yami Yugi)
Sasuke shares some similarities with Jack Atlas from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
- Both are an orphan.
- Both have spiky hair.
- Both hate bullies.
- Both prefer loneliness over bonds.
- Both have a favorite color that they wear. (For Sasuke : blue. Whereas for Jack : white)
- Both were raised by someone after their parents death. (For Sasuke : Hiruzen. Whereas for Jack : Martha)
- Both have a rivalry with someone. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Jack : Yusei)
- Both have feelings for someone, and can relate to that person more. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Jack : Carly)
- Both have the same personality. (Both : mean, cruel, stern, cocky and arrogant)
- Both have a burden but they cherish it later on. (For Sasuke : the soul survivor of the Uchiha clan. Whereas for Jack : being a signer)
Sasuke has many similarities with Rokusho from Medabots.
- Both enjoy peace and quiet.
- Both want to protect the innocent.
- Both have wisdom and knowledge.
- Both only see battles as assignments and not for fun.
- Both refuse to work with others, and only care about themselves.
- Both have the same personality. (Both : quiet, anti-social, arrogant, respectful and mysterious)
- Both have a dark past. (For Sasuke : losing his clan. Whereas for Rokusho : losing contact with his owner, professor Fushihara)
- Both hate someone that ruined their life. (For Sasuke : he hated that Itachi murder their clan. Whereas for Rokusho : he hated that Dr. Meta-Evil order professor Fushihara to be kill)
- Both have a rival. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Rokusho : Metabee)
- Both were brainwashed by someone. (For Sasuke : he was brainwashed by Obito to believe that Danzo ordered Itachi to murder the Uchiha clan. Whereas for Rokusho : he was brainwashed by Dr. Meta-Evil to believe that Dr. Aki was the one that had killed professor Fushihara).
- Both train by themselves.
- Both lived their whole life alone.
Sasuke even has some similarities with Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z as well.
- Both are referred to as "Uncle" by their student. (For Sasuke : Boruto. Whereas for Piccolo : Gohan)
- Both are great at fighting with one arm. (However for Sasuke : he prefers to fight with one arm. Whereas for Piccolo : he prefers to fight with two arms)
- Both have the same personality. (Both : quiet, anti-social, stern, and short temper)
- Both trained the son of the main character. (For Sasuke : Boruto. Whereas for Piccolo : Gohan)
- Both lecture their student on how their father risked his life to save them. (For Sasuke : he told Boruto that he is making the same mistakes Naruto made when he was his age. Whereas for Piccolo : he tells Gohan that even though Goku saved him, Gohan has to train so he can stop Vegeta and Nappa from destroying earth)
- Both told their student about the past. (For Sasuke : he told Boruto about how Naruto acted as a child. Whereas for Piccolo : he told Gohan about his five year rivalry with Goku)
- However they would only show their softer side when they protect their student from getting kill. (For Sasuke : protecting Boruto from Momoshiki. Whereas for Piccolo : protecting Gohan from Nappa)
- Both trained their student at a very young age. (For Sasuke : training Boruto when the latter is at the age of 12. Whereas for Piccolo : training Gohan at the age of 4)
- Both are harsh towards their student while training them. (For Sasuke : having Boruto endure difficult shurikenjutsu training and lecturing him about complaining on not being able to learn other techniques that aren't his speciality. Whereas for Piccolo : leaving Gohan in the woods to survive on his own for a year, and teaching him brutal martial arts that he didn't learn yet)
- Both would secretly watch their student from the shadows whenever they rival is too busy. (For Sasuke : he watches over Boruto while being far away from the Hokage Monument. Whereas for Piccolo : he watches over Gohan while being far away from the woods)
- Both of them would try to get along with two of their rivals friends but for their rivals sake. (For Sasuke : Shikamaru and Sai. Whereas for Piccolo : Kuririn and Tien)
- Both are the main characters rival. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Piccolo : Goku)
- Both fought and survive against a strong enemy that they weren't able to kill. (For Sasuke : Orochimaru. Whereas for Piccolo : Frieza)
- Both met another one of their rivals friend, but doesn't talk to them that much. (For Sasuke : Neji. Whereas for Piccolo : Kuririn) However Neji dies way before Sasuke can talk to him more, whereas Kuririn remains a live to still speak with Piccolo.
- Both have spoke to their rivals wife in order to see where their rival is at. (For Sasuke : Hinata. Whereas for Piccolo : Chi-Chi) However Sasuke has little contact with Hinata, but seems to be on good terms with her due to her being friendly and kind to him. Whereas Piccolo has plenty of contact with Chi-Chi, and holds great fear for her due to her temper.
- Both know where their rival lives at. (For Sasuke : he knew that Naruto lived in a one bedroom apartment building, but now knows that he lives next to same building because he lives in a big house with Hinata. Whereas for Piccolo : he knows that Goku lives in a house in the woods that is next to his old house)
- Both were thought to be the last of their kind.
- Both train by themselves
- Both lived their whole life alone.
Sasuke even shares similarities with Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Both are the opposite of the main character.
- Both are the main character's rival.
- Both prefer loneliness over friendship.
- Both are anti-social and never smile.
- Both don't trust anyone beside themselves.
- Both are determined to do whatever cause they is fighting for.
- Both are impatient when a fight takes to long and doesn't waste time to finish off their enemy.
- Both have black on them. (For Sasuke : his hair and eyes. Whereas for Shadow : his whole body)
- Both have red eyes. (For Sasuke : when he unleashed his Sharingan. Whereas for Shadow : his head)
- Both think teamwork is unnecessary because they can handle everything on their own. (However, they will work with others if they've got a goal in common)
- Both are very loyal to who ever they is serve however they turn on him later on. (For Sakura : Orochimaru, but he leaves him before he battles Itachi. Whereas for Shadow : Dr. Eggman, but he leaves him after the Metarex are defeated)
- Both knew someone that they got along with. (For Sasuke : his older brother, Itachi. Whereas for Shadow : Maria)
- Both hate the main character. (For Sasuke : due to Naruto being like Itachi and is starting to surpass him. Whereas for Shadow : due to Sonic being his good half and is pure hearted)
- Both have some friends that they care about. (For Sasuke : Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi, and Boruto. Whereas for Shadow : Sonic, Chris, Rouge, and Molly)
- Both have the same personality. (Both : cold, cocky, arrogant, aggressive, and aloof)
- Both save the main character on some occasions. (For Sasuke : when he saves Naruto from Kaguya. Whereas for Shadow : when he saves Sonic from the Metarex)
- Both try to kill someone after learning that they were the true cause of what's happening now. (For Sasuke : he tries to kill the five Kage after learning that the Kage use war and tail beasts to their advantage. Whereas for Shadow : he tries to kill Cosmo after learning about Cosmo's true mission, and tries to do this to protect the universe)
- Both believe that they are immortal and sees their rival as a challenge to stop them. (For Sasuke : he believes he can handle everyone's darkness by keeping their pain and suffering inside of him. However he sees Naruto as a challenge to stop him from making a revolution. Whereas for Shadow : Ultimate Life Form" and almost all other life forms are lesser beings. However he sees Sonic as a challenge to show him in his goals)
- Both see their rival as weak. (For Sasuke : he sees Naruto as weak for being a late bloomer and refers to him as a loser. Whereas for Shadow : he sees Sonic as weak for a hedgehog and thinks of him as a disgrace)
- Both think little of the person that idolize them. (For Sasuke : he hates Orochimaru for getting involved with experiments instead of training him. Whereas for Shadow : he hates Eggman even referring to him as a pathetic fool and buffoon who is only a waste of his time)
Sasuke has many similarities with his #1 rival, Uzumaki Naruto.
- Both are orphans.
- Both lived their childhood alone but were raised by the Third Hokage, Hiruzen.
- Both spared with one another during their childhood.
- Both are the only members of the Konoha 11 who possess basic jutsu's.
- Both address their allies by their first name.
- Both train by themselves. (However Sasuke prefers to train alone. Whereas Naruto often asks for and accepts help from others)
- Both of their clans were murdered before the series start. (For Sasuke : his clan perished at the hands of Obito and his brother Itachi. Whereas for Naruto : his clan was eliminated by foreign enemies, though some clansmen survived and went into hiding)
- Both of their parents died before the series start. (For Sasuke : his parents died when he was 7 years old. Whereas for Naruto : his parents died as soon as he was born)
- Both were not given any special treatment during their childhood. (For Sasuke : because the villagers blamed the Uchiha clan for Kurama's attack. Whereas for Naruto : because the villagers blamed him for being Kurama's jinchuriki)
- Both looked up to someone in their childhood. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Naruto : Iruka)
- Both have a love interest that is in love with them since childhood. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Naruto : Hinata)
- Both had one person that looked up to them while others ostracized them. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Naruto : Hinata)
- Both had one technique that they weren't good at but now excel at. (For Sasuke : The Great Fire Ball Technique. Whereas for Naruto : The Shadow Clone Technique)
- Both had two dreams at the beginning of the series. (For Sasuke : To kill Itachi, and to bring honor back to his clan. Whereas for Naruto : To be recognized by all the villagers, and to become Hokage)
- Both had a teacher that is the Legendary Sannin. (For Sasuke : Orochimaru. Whereas for Naruto : Jiraiya)
- Both created many versions of their signature technique. (For Sasuke : The Chidori. Whereas for Naruto : The Rasengan)
- Both vowed revenge against a member of the Akatsuki. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Naruto : Nagato) However Sasuke successes in his goal but forgives Itachi after learning the truth. Whereas Naruto gives up on the goal, and makes Nagato have a change of heart, and forgives him.
- Both of them are told what really happened to their clan by one of their relatives. (For Sasuke : his brother, Itachi. Whereas for Naruto : his mother, Kushina)
- Both used Japanese honorifics when they were younger. (Although for Sasuke : he only used them with his family and stopped after the massacre. Whereas for Naruto : he stopped using it when he became an adult)
- Both want to be Hokage. (For Sasuke : to become the world's darkness and force the other nations into a peace treaty. Whereas for Naruto : his desire for acknowledgement at first but then to protect his home and friends) However Sasuke gives it up after fighting Naruto. Whereas Naruto fulfills his dream.
- Both are the only members of their peers to still be a genin. (For Sasuke : it is due to him defecting from Konoha. Whereas for Naruto : it is due to him leaving for a two-year training with Jiraiya) Although its possible they were promoted after the war due to their services, as Sasuke is left in charge of high-ranking missions during his travels and Naruto starts teaching taijutsu at the Ninja Academy.
- Both have a wife who are very supportive of their duties. (For Sasuke : Sakura supports Sasuke's mission to find a threat greater than Kaguya. Whereas for Naruto : Hinata supports Naruto's job as Hokage)
- Both have strained relationships with their child(ren). (For Sasuke : his daughter, Sarada, who doubted her father cared about her because he has been on a top-secret mission for most of her life. Whereas for Naruto : his son, Boruto, who resents Naruto for spending more time with his Hokage duties rather than the family)
- But their strained relationship with their children disappeared when they protected them from a powerful enemy. (For Sasuke : protecting Sarada from Shin. Whereas for Naruto : protecting Boruto from Momoshiki)
- Both spend time with their children after a major battle. (For Sasuke : having dinner with his family. Whereas for Naruto : lessoning his work schedule)
Sasuke even has some similarities with his daughter, Uchiha Sarada.
- Both have the traditional Uchiha clan's black hair and eyes.
- Both specialize in shurikenjutsu, Fire and Lightning Release, and have excellent taijutsu skills.
- Both fold their hands together once they become Ninja Academy students.
- Both strive to get stronger to achieve their dreams.
- Both are proud of their clan.
- Both are honor students from the Ninja Academy, and scored the highest results at the time of their respective graduation.
- Both had the same personality. (Both : mean, sullen, unfriendly, curious, antisocial)
- Both felt lonely during their childhood. (For Sasuke : due to Itachi not spending time with him. Whereas for Sarada : due to Sasuke not being in her life)
- Both admire one of their relatives. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Sarada : Sakura)
- Both thought they wouldn't graduate from the Ninja Academy. (For Sasuke : since he was in Itachi's shadow and is expected to be like him. Whereas for Sarada : since she believes that she isn't special because of her clan)
- Both were named after someone who their fathers admired. (For Sasuke : he was named after the Third Hokage's father, who was known to be a splendid shinobi. Whereas for Sarada : she was named after her uncle Itachi, who Sasuke loved dearly)
- Both awakened the Sharingan in midst of an intense emotion at a young age. (For Sasuke : at age 7 when he witnessed his brother kill their family but didn't realize he awakened it until he was 12. Whereas for Sarada : at age 11 when she got excited at meeting her father for the first time since she was little)
- Both tend to insult or get annoyed by the person who becomes their love interest. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Sarada : Boruto)
- Both often argue with their best friend/rival over the smallest things but are actually deeply connected. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Sarada : Boruto)
- Both see how their rival is treated in society. (For Sasuke : he sees that the villagers punish Naruto for pulling pranks on their house. Whereas for Sarada : she sees that Boruto gets punish by Naruto for pulling pranks)
- Both crave for attention from their father. (For Sasuke : Fugaku. Whereas for Sarada : Sasuke)
- Both shared a close relationship with their mothers. (For Sasuke : Mikoto. Whereas for Sarada : Sakura)
- Both wonder if their father cared about them, in which their mother told them that their father does care them despite the fact that their father never stops thinking about them. (For Sasuke : Mikoto tells him that he is the number topic that his father talks about when she is with him. Whereas for Sarsda : Sakura tells her that she is precious to her father because of his long term mission)
- Both desired for recognition from others. (For Sasuke : his father, who was favored his older brother over him. Whereas for Sarada : it is Sasuke, since he was away for many years on a mission)
- Both gain their fathers recognition after mastering a technique. (For Sasuke : showing Fugaku the Great Fire Ball Technique. Whereas for Sarada : showing Sasuke her Chakra Enhanced Strength)
- Both spend with their father after being acknowledged by them. (For Sasuke : having his last family breakfast with his father before his whole clan gets murder. Whereas for Sarada : having her first family dinner with her father)
- Both are known to be calm and stoic. (though to a lesser extent to Sarada)
- Both are avid researchers. Also both have extensive knowledge on certain animals (For Sasuke : snakes, which earns him the nickname "Snake Expert" from Itachi. Whereas for Sarada : a bear, which causes her to argue with Boruto)
- Both are best friends with a member of the Uzumaki Clan. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Sarada : Boruto)
- Both dream of becoming Hokage. (though Sasuke gave this dream up after realizing his idea of being Hokage was wrong and it was a duty not suited for him, though Naruto refers to him as the "other Hokage")
- Both questioned the meaning of a shinobi while trying to determine their purpose in life. (For Sasuke : he did this at age 17 and becomes a ninja working in the shadows to protect the village and follow in his brother's footsteps after learning Konoha's history from the previous Hokage. Whereas for Sarada : she did this at age 11 and decides to become Hokage in order to form as many bonds as possible after seeing the different lifestyles her father and Naruto had)
Sasuke has many similarities with his rivals' son, Uzumaki Boruto.
- Both are prodigies.
- Both lived in someone's shadow. (For Sasuke : his older brother. Whereas for Boruto : his father)
- Both hated that they were being compared to their other relative. (For Sasuke : being exactly like Itachi. Whereas for Boruto : having the villagers believe he will become Hokage)
- Both hated one of the their relatives. (For Sasuke : his older brother. Whereas for Boruto : his father)
- Both act arrogant and anti-social around their teammate. (For Sasuke : he does this with Naruto. Whereas for Boruto : he does this with Sarada)
- Both of their teammate blames them for not being apart of the team. (For Sasuke : he hears Naruto blame him for not cooperating. Whereas for Boruto : he hears Sarada say that he is ruining her chance to achieve her dream goal)
- Both mock their teammate's weakness. (For Sasuke : he tells Naruto to surpass by getting stronger than him. Whereas for Boruto : he tells Sarada that the hokage is fitted for no love ones)
- Both ask their mother a question about their father. (For Sasuke : he asks his mother why Fugaku cares about Itachi more than him. Whereas for Boruto : he asks his mother why Naruto is the hokage)
- Both questions upset their mother, but they answer them anyway. (For Sasuke : his mother tells him that Fugaku cares about him too even though Itachi is the oldest. Whereas for Boruto : his mother tells him that the hokage is important to the village)
- However their mothers' second response surprises them the most. (For Sasuke : he hears Mikoto say that his father talks about him all the time. Whereas for Boruto : he hears Hinata say that he is different from Naruto)
- Both don't act arrogant and anti-social when they are with their family. (However Sasuke only acts nervous around his father, whereas Boruto only acts mean with his father)
- Both don't value teamwork, and has a rivalry with someone. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Boruto : Sarada)
- Both can't stand one thing about their rival. (For Sasuke : knowing Naruto's pain of being an orphan, and hates that his rival is dense. Whereas for Boruto : thinking that Sarada is too smart and better at him in everything)
- Both admire one thing about their rival. (For Sasuke : admiring that Naruto is trying to catch up to his level. Whereas for Boruto : wanting to protect Sarada)
- Both took the Chunin Exams and defeated their oppenent. (For Sasuke : Yoroi. Whereas for Boruto : Yurui) The only different is that Sasuke won his match fairly. Whereas Boruto did it by cheating.
- Both witness something that they believe is a tragedy in their life. (For Sasuke : seeing his clan killed his older brother, and awakening his Sharingan. Whereas for Boruto : seeing Naruto get capture by Momoshiki, while also seeing that he is making the same mistakes that Naruto did at his age)
- Both finally forgive their relative for what happen to them. (For Sasuke : forgiving his older brother after he show him the real reason why his clan died. Whereas for Boruto : forgiving his father for always trying to spend time with him)
- Also both have a new goal in life after they reconnected with their relative. (For Sasuke : to travel the world while protecting Konoha from the shadows. Whereas for Boruto : wanting to become a shinobi like Sasuke)
- Both admired their father but felt that they were being neglected by them. (For Sasuke : Fugaku. Whereas for Boruto : Naruto)
- Both fail to realize that they father loved them and wanted to spend time with them. But they couldn't because of their jobs. (For Sasuke : it was because Fugaku was the leader of the Uchiha clan. Whereas for Boruto : it was because of Naruto's Hokage duties)
- Both saw their father from their point of view with a different personality after becoming a leader. (For Sasuke : he saw Fugaku as stern and aloof while leading the Uchiha clan. Whereas for Boruto : he saw Naruto as arrogant and uncaring after he became Hokage)
- Both trained hard to get their father to acknowledge them. (For Sasuke : by learning the Great Fireball technique. Whereas for Boruto : by pulling pranks)
- Both finally get their father's acknowledgement by mastering a technique. (For Sasuke : the Great Fireball technique. Whereas for Boruto : the Rasengan)
- Both are seen spending time with their father after they are acknowledge by them. (For Sasuke : talking to him on the day that his whole clan will be murder. Whereas for Boruto : Fist-bumping with his father)
- Both have a change of heart, and decide to help their teammate. (For Sasuke : to make sure a new threat doesn't attack the village while Naruto is the Hokage. Whereas for Boruto : helping Sarada if she becomes the Hokage)
Sasuke has some similarities with his sensei, Hatake Kakashi.
- Both graduated from the Ninja Academy at the top of their class, and are prodigies.
- Both had a hard time showing teamwork with their teammates but accepted it in the end.
- Both admired their teacher by always referring to him as a great jonin elite ninja.
- Both are skilled at Lightening release, and prefers smarts over non planning.
- Both cared about the mission and didn't care about keeping the enemy alive.
- Both would try not to spend time with their rival while they are on a mission.
- Including that both use to always follow the rules instead of thinking about the lives of their comrades.
- Both awoken the Sharingan at the same age. (age 7)
- Both always admired someone during their childhood. (For Sasuke : his older brother, Itachi. Whereas for Kakashi : his father, Sakumo)
- But changed after they became orphans. (For Sasuke : after the Uchiha clan massacre. Whereas for Kakashi : after his father committed suicide)
- Both acted cold to their rival during their childhood while being in the Ninja Academy, but accepted the fact that their rival wanted to hang out with them after they became an orphan. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Kakashi : Obito)
- Both try not to be in their relatives shadow. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Kakashi : Sakumo)
- Both hated how they were always being compare to their relative. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Kakashi : Sakumo)
- Both become angry whenever they heard their relative's name be mention. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Kakashi : Sakumo)
- Both would have to protect their weak teammate whenever their teacher weren't around. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Kakashi : Rin)
- Both grew into darkness after losing a love one. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Kakashi : Rin)
- However both were free from the darkness thanks to someone that cares about them. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Kakashi : Minato)
- Both made amends with their relative after learning the true reason why they died. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Kakashi : Sakumo)
- Both felt bad about how they treated their teammate, in which they make amends with them after the Fourth Shinobi War ended. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Kakashi : Obito)
- Both would have a job after the war ended. (For Sasuke : he would protect the village from the shadows. Whereas for Kakashi : he would become Hokage)
- Both trained a legendary hero's son when the latter is at the age of 12. (For Sasuke : he trained Naruto's son, Boruto. Whereas for Kakashi : he trained Minato's son, Naruto)
Sasuke also has many similarities with Knuckles the Echidna from Sonic the Hedgehog as well.
- Both are the last of their kind.
- Both believe that they should be the leader of their team instead of the main character.
- Both don't give people second chances.
- Both prefers to do things their own way.
- Both walks their own path, and is able to fight very well, due to their brute strength and competence at martial arts.
- Both also never gives up once they have a goal to accomplish.
- Both respect some people, and shows empathy for them.
- Both risks putting themselves in danger to save someone's life.
- Both believe that their rival defeating them is pure luck.
- Both have the same personality. (Both : short temper, serious, aloof, stubborn, and self-sufficient)
- Both have a rivalry with someone. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Knuckles : Sonic)
- Both think of their as the opposite of them. (For Sasuke : he thinks Naruto as weak, pathetic, annoying and a loser. Whereas for Knuckles : he thinks Sonic as scrawny, weak, clumsy and pathetic)
- Both blame their rival for how they turned out, but they make up in the end. (For Sasuke : he blames Naruto for not knowing what it's like to have a family, but understands the life of a orphan. Whereas for Knuckles : he blame Sonic for the misfortunes he caused with Lyric, but was proud of his growth during the venture and eventually made up with him)
- Both vow to protect their rival. (For Sasuke : while being in the shadows. Whereas for Knuckles : when it comes to the world)
- Both see their rival as a brother. (For Sasuke : due to Naruto the true meaning of being a ninja. Whereas for Knuckles : when he and Sonic have bro time at Sonic's house)
- Both don't want to lose to their rival. (For Sasuke : due to Naruto reminding him of Itachi before their clan was murder. Whereas for Knuckles : because Sonic lets him win sometimes)
- Both hate to admit when their rival is better skilled then them. (For Sasuke : when it comes to Naruto's Rasengan. Whereas for Knuckles : when it comes to Sonic's speed)
- Both are impress with someone who is younger than them, and a genius. (For Sasuke : Boruto. Whereas for Knuckles : Tails)
- Both believe that they are more capable than someone else, and sees them as helpless. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Knuckles : Amy)
- Both can work well with someone, even make up with that same person, and apologize but they would still blame them. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Knuckles : Amy)
Sasuke shares some similarities with Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter.
- Both are orphans.
- Both have short hair.
- Both are the last of their kind.
- Both got along with their mother.
- Both had problems with their father.
- Both want to avenge their family.
- Both have red eyes.
- Both have the same personality. (Both : calm, caring, collected, quiet, and respectful)
Sasuke has many similarities with Sohma Yuki from Fruits Basket.
- Both can't stand fangirls, and can't communicate with others.
- Both are stoic, aloof, and secretive about their feelings and thoughts.
- Both have a rival they want to surpass. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Yuki : Kyo)
- Both are the love interest of the female main character. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Yuki : Kuragi Machi)
- Both are inflicted by a family curse that influences their lives. (For Sasuke : the Curse of Hatred within the Uchiha clan that causes him to be overwhelmed with intense hatred following a tragedy. Whereas for Yuki : The Zodiac curse within the Sohma family in which he is cursed by the spirit of the rat, which makes him the most fortunate and loved member of the family)
- Both grew up wanting to be with their brother. (For Sasuke : he admired his older brother but his older brother couldn't spend time with him. Whereas for Yuki : he want to tell his problems to his brother but he didn't want nothing to do with him)
- Both feel guilt for a tragedy (For Sasuke : he feels guilty for betraying his friends and village by seeking revenge against Itachi, only to plot to destroy everything and everyone upon learning the truth and then feel more remorse upon realizing he was hurting those who still cared about him. Whereas for Yuki : he feels guilty because he could have help Kyo confess how he feels in front of Tohru way sooner than expected which could had prevent her head injury but was too late to do so)
- Both wish they had their rivals life compare to their own. (For Sasuke : he saw that Naruto was like Itachi. Whereas for Yuki : he wanted Kyo's life because he wasn't accepted into the sohma family)
- Both become friends with their rival but still consider each other as rivals. (For Sasuke : he accepted Naruto's friendship after their final battle. Whereas for Yuki : he accepted Kyo's friendship after Tohru spoke with Akito)
- Both initially rejected the girl who was in love with them before admitting their feelings following a critical moment. (For Sasuke : he admitted that he always loved Sakura after he lost to Naruto in their battle and decided to make amends by returning to the village, and feeling guilty for all the pain he put her through. Whereas for Yuki : he admitted his love to Tohru but only sees her as a mother figure and moves on to being in love with Kuragi Machi)
- Both are happily married and have a family. (For Sasuke : he married Sakura and had a daughter, Sarada. Whereas for Yuki : he dates Kuragi and lives in an apartment with her)
Sasuke also shares some similarities with Byakuya Kuchiki from Bleach as well.
- Both have a family.
- Both follow the rules.
- Both don't want to break the rules.
- Both refuse to work with others.
- Both are anti-social.
- Both have a last name that is famous. (For Sasuke : Uchiha. Whereas for Byakuya : Kuchiki)
- Both have the same personality. (Both : aloof, mysterious, quiet, stern, and unfriendly)
- Both killed someone without any problems. (For Sasuke : Danzo. Whereas for Byakuya : Zommari)
- Both care about someone and protects her at all cost. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Byakuya : Rukia)
- Both have a wife. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Byakuya : Hisana)
Sasuke shares many similarities with Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho.
- Both have black hair and black eyes.
- Both of their mothers died. (For Sasuke : when he at the age of 7, while his clan was plotting to take over Konoha. Whereas for Hiei : after his thrown off a cliff as a baby, which makes his mother commit sucicide)
- Both have sibling. (For Sasuke : his older brother, Itachi. Whereas for Hiei : his little sister, Yukina)
- Both have a dark past. (For Hiei : living as a orphan by being seen as a demon. Whereas for Sasuke : living as a orphan after his clan is murder, but is seen as a threat to three council members)
- Both have the same personality. (Both : quiet, mean, arrogant, cocky and anti-social)
- Both are criminals. (For Sasuke : joining the Akatsuki, which leds for him to go to war. Whereas for Hiei : stealing items that belong to the afterlife, which leds for him to meet Yusuke Urameshi)
- Both have a best friend. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Hiei : Kurama)
- Both make amends with their sibling. (For Sasuke : he forgives Itachi for showing him the truth. Whereas for Hiei : Yukina forgives him for protecting her from the shadows)
- Both have a job at the end of the series. (For Sasuke : he travels the world. Whereas for Hiei : he makes sure humans forget they saw the demon world)
Sasuke even shares many similarities with Darth Vader from Star Wars.
- Both are geniuses.
- Both are prodigies.
- Both had a family that cared about them during their childhood.
- Both had high expectations from others but struggled to surpass them.
- Both shared a close relationship with their mothers.
- Both grew up as orphans.
- Both are easily manipulated.
- Both are international criminals and mass murderers.
- Both were protective of their wives while they were pregnant and were excited upon learning they were going to be fathers.
- Both have a love interest that they knew since childhood. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Vader : Padme)
- Both have a wife who is older than them. (For Sasuke : Sakura is three months older. Whereas for Vader : Padme is five years older)
- Both were kind and pleasant as children but developed a dark side as they grew older. (For Sasuke : his began when he was seven and escalated until he was 17. Whereas for Vader : he began when he was a teenager and continued for the rest of his life until his death)
- Both developed fell into darkness after losing a loved one. (For Sasuke : his entire clan. Whereas for Vader : his mother and later fearing he would lose his wife)
- Both have a family. (For Sasuke : he is married and has one daughter name Sarada. Whereas for Vader : he was married and had twins, a boy named Luke and a girl named Leia)
- Both have an estranged relationship with their child(ren) but reconciled. (For Sasuke : he was part of Sarada's life until she was roughly 2 or 3 years old when he left for a top secret mission that continued until she was 12, but since then, he has resumed being involved in his daughter's life to make up for his absence. Whereas for Vader : he didn't meet his children until they were adults. Due to them being sent into hiding after birth to protect them from their father, and he expressed no interest in them. But this changed when he couldn't stand to see his son in pain, and gave his life to save him)
- Both lost an arm. (While Sasuke chose not to replace it. Vader did replace his arm)
- Both had lost all their former friends, and mentors after choosing darkness over them. (The only difference is that Sasuke had one person who still believed in him, which is Naruto. Whereas Vader had no one but Padme believed that he can still be save from the darkness)
- Both used the loss of a loved one as a reason for choosing darkness. (For Sasuke : his clan. whereas for Vader : his wife)
- Both became violent towards others, including their families and comrades, after falling into darkness. Both were also violent with their wives at one point. (For Sasuke : before he and Sakura got married, he tried three times to kill her by blowing her away, grabbing her by the throat before trying to stab her with her kunai and stabbing her with Chidori in a genjutsu. Whereas for Vader : he never desired to kill Padme, but he used his powers to choke her unconscious after they got married and when she was pregnant)
- Both are able to redeem themselves and atone for their sins. (For Sasuke : he is moved by Naruto's resolve to be his friend no matter what and he spends the rest of his life protecting the world from threats. Whereas for Vader : he is horrified to see his son being tortured and sacrifices himself to save his son, resulting in his death)
Sasuke shares some similarities with Gouenji Shuuya from Inazuma Eleven/Inazuma Eleven Go.
- Both are silent and anti-social.
- Both prefer strategies over rushing into things.
- Both have spiky hair, and black eyes.
- Both are the main characters best friend.
- Both have a sibling that they admire.
- Both don't get along with their father.
- Both lost a parent.
- Both have a job that they use to protect their friends from the shadows.
- Both refused to work with the main character until they are told to face reality compare to their goals.
- Both argue with the main character on why they are different from each other.
Sasuke also has many similarities with Koji Minamoto from Digimon Frontier.
- Both are the main characters best friend.
- Both don't get along with their father.
- Both loved their mother.
- Both are silent and anti-social.
- Both prefer strategies over rushing into things.
- Both have spiky black hair, and black eyes.
- Both argue with the main character on why they are different from each other.
- Both wear blue clothing.
- Both accept friendship in the end.
- Both have a sibling that they admire. (For Sasuke : Itachi. Whereas for Koji : Koichi)
- Both lost a parent. (For Sasuke : his mother and father. Whereas for Koji living with his father, while keeping a picture of his mother)
- Both make amends with their brother. (For Sasuke : forgiving Itachi after learning why their clan had to be kill. Whereas for Koji : forgiving Koji after he tells him that his mother is alive)
- Both also make amends with their father. (For Sasuke : by spending time with him before their clan is murder. Whereas for Koji : when he accepted his step mother into his life)
Sasuke shares some similarities with Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender.
- Both have black hair and black eyes.
- Both cared about their mother.
- Both are skilled with swords.
- Both enjoy peace and quiet.
- Both are prodigies.
- Both were long sleeve clothing.
- Both were deemed as late bloomers by their father.
- Both never like making friends.
- Both think girls are crazy and annoying.
- Both are skilled at fire techniques.
- Both were born in a famous family. (For Sasuke : the Uchiha Clan. Whereas for Zuko : the Royal Family)
- Both have the same personality. (Both : quiet, mean, short temper, respectful and arrogant)
- Both have a father that neglected them. (The only difference is Sasuke learns from Mikoto that Fugaku does care about him. Whereas Zuko always knew that Ozai truly disliked him)
- Both have a sibling that they knew. (For Sasuke : his older brother, Itachi. Whereas for Zuko : his little sister, Azula)
- Both lived in their siblings shadow since they were prodigies as well. (The only difference is that Sasuke was always nice to Itachi, and that Itachi always enjoy being with Sasuke. Whereas Zuko never wanted to be around Azula, and was always mean to her whenever they saw each other)
- Both lose someone that they knew. (For Sasuke : Shisui. Whereas for Zuko : Lu Ten)
- Both can tell when their sibling lies to them. (For Sasuke : when Itachi says he has to prepare for a mission. Whereas for Zuko : when Azula tells him that their father is going to kill him)
- Both hate when their sibling does something. (For Sasuke : when Itachi pokes his forehead and says he doesn't have time for him. Whereas for Zuko : when Azula calls him weak and insults their uncle for being a loser)
- Both were devastated when they lose their mother. (For Sasuke : when Mikoto was kill with their whole clan. Whereas for Zuko : when Ursa mysteriously disappeared on the night that Azulon died)
- Both witness a tragedy in their life. (For Sasuke : believing that Itachi murder their clan just to get the Mangekyo Sharingan. Whereas for Zuko : when he realized he insulted his father during a war meeting which led for him to be burn on his face and banished)
- Both have a respectful mentor that is a father figure to them, and that they never get angry with him. (For Sasuke : Kakashi. Whereas for Zuko : his uncle Iroh)
- Both knew someone that was in love with them, and never neglect them. (For Sasuke : Sakura. Whereas for Zuko : Mai)
- Both have a rival that they hate, and want to surpass. But later on they become friends. (For Sasuke : Naruto. Whereas for Zuko : Aang)
- Both learned a skill in one day that was challenging for them. (For Sasuke : the Chidori. Whereas for Zuko : how to redirect lighting)
- Both learned what happened on the day they lost their former life. (For Sasuke : he learns that his clan die because they were going to take over the village. Whereas for Zuko : he learns that Ursa was banish because she sworn to protect Zuko after Ozai was order to kill him)
- Both had someone that never truly trusted them and they gain that person's trust after they help them. (For Sasuke : it was Sai that never truly trusted him until he helps him during the battle with the Ten Tails when the war started. Whereas for Zuko : it was Katara that never truly trusted him until he helps her find her mother's killer after he finally became Aang's firebending teacher)
- Both are redeemed for good, and joins forces with their rival. (For Sasuke : after Naruto defeats him in a final rematch battle. Whereas for Zuko : after he saves Aang and his friends from combustion man)
- Both travel the world. (For Sasuke : by atoning for crimes. Whereas for Zuko : by restoring his honor)
- Both joined a team and defeated a powerful enemy. (For Sasuke : he and Naruto defeat Kaguya. Whereas for Zuko : he and Katara defeat Azula)
- Both start dating before the series end. (For Sasuke : he married Sakura and has a daughter name Sarada. Whereas for Zuko : he dates Mai but has a daughter name Izumi with someone else)
Sasuke has many similarities with Copper from The Fox and the Hound.
Sasuke has some similarities with Crane from Kung Fu Panda.
Sasuke has many similarities with Monkey from Kung Fu Panda as well.
Sasuke has some similarities with Gantu from Lilo & Stitch.
Sasuke has many similarities with Captain Black from Jackie Chan Adventures.
Sasuke has some similarities with Lucario from Pokemon.
Sasuke has many similarities with Green from Pokemon Origins.
Sasuke has some similarities with Naruto's dark counterpart, Uzumaki Menma.
Sasuke has many similarities with Gauche Suede from Tegami Bachi/Tegami Bachi Reverse.
Sasuke has some similarities with Demon Eyes Kyo from Samurai Deeper Kyo.
Sasuke has many similarities with Robin from Teen Titans.
Sasuke has some similarities with Humpty Dumpty from Puss in Boots.
Sasuke has many similarities with Mai from Avatar the Last Airbender as well.
Sasuke has some similarities with Zeno Bell from Zatch Bell.
Sasuke also has many similarities with Brago from Zatch Bell as well.
Sasuke even has some similarities with Dufort from Zatch Bell too.
Sasuke has many similarities with Knives Million from Trigun.
Sasuke has some similarities with Jang Keng from Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.
Sasuke has many similarities with Gill from Finding Nemo.
Sasuke has some similarities with Marlin from Finding Nemo as well.
Sasuke has many similarities with Raven from Teen Titans.
Sasuke has some similarities with Pete.
Sasuke has many similarities with Harry Osborn from Spider-Man.
Sasuke has some similarities with Agent Six from Generator Rex.
Sasuke has many similarities with Ken Ichijouji from Digimon Adventures 02.
Sasuke has many similarities with Yamato "Matt" Ishida from Digimon Adventures/02/Tri.
Sasuke has some similarities with Joe Kido from Digimon Adventures/02/Tri as well.
Sasuke has many similarities with Thomas H. Norstein from Digimon Data Squad.
Sasuke has some similarities with Kevin Levin from the Ben 10 franchise.
Voice Actresses & Actors
- Japanese voice actress : Nao Toyama (Infant & Toddler)
- Japanese : Noriaki Sugiyama(2002 – Present)
- English voice actress : ??? (Infant & Toddler)
- English : Yuri Lowenthal (2005 – Present)
- Played by in (Live Action) : Ryuji Sato (Live Spectacle Naruto)
all information on Uchiha Sasuke is from http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Sasuke