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The {{translation|'''Curse of Hatred'''|憎しみの呪い|Nikushimi no Noroi}}, is an [[Nindō|ideal]] of enmity that was said to have been passed down throughout the generations by the [[Uchiha clan]]'s [[Uchiha Clan Ancestor|forefather]] to the members of his lineage. The origins of this curse can be traced back to when a dying [[Sage of the Six Paths]] took the fateful decision to name his [[Senju Clan Ancestor|younger son]], who would go on to become the forefather of the [[Senju clan]], his successor instead of the older sibling because the Sage believed that the beliefs held by the younger son were the key to peace. Consumed with hatred, the elder brother eventually waged war against his brother and thus began a cycle of hatred that transcended history, culminating in the mutual hostility between the Uchiha and Senju.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 11-13</ref>
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The {{translation|'''Curse of Hatred'''|憎しみの呪い|Nikushimi no Noroi}}, is an [[Nindō|ideal]] that is said to have been passed down from [[Indra]] the [[Uchiha clan]]'s forefather to his many descendants. The origins of this way of thinking can be traced back to the time of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], who on his deathbed chose to name his [[Asura|younger son]] his successor over his elder son, despite the elder's supposed birthright. The Sage chose the child he thought most suitable to continue his legacy: Asura, who believed love was necessary to achieve peace, over Indra, who sought power to bring peace. Consumed by hatred and envy after their father's death, Indra manipulated by [[Black Zetsu]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, page 13</ref> — waged war against his brother, and began a cycle of conflict that transcended time and culminated in mutual hostility between the brother's descendants, the Uchiha and the [[Senju]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 11-13</ref>
   
The curse was almost extinguished by the creation of Konoha, with only [[Madara Uchiha]] refusing to relinquish it. Infuriated that his rival [[Hashirama Senju]] was made First Hokage instead of himself, Madara sowed the seeds of contempt among his kin with the promise that they would eventually lose standing in their partnership with the Senju if they did not help him. Though Madara was exiled by his clan soon after, a few Uchiha would begin to believe his warning generations later yet were not in a position of power to do anything about it. The Uchiha's hatred was fully rekindled later as the result of them being unjustly accused for the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]], which in reality had been set up by [[Obito Uchiha]]. Years later, [[Sasuke Uchiha]] would come to inherit this immense hatred as well for what was done to his clan and brother, the involvement of Konohagakure in his clan's demise being revealed to him by Obito. Obito noted that Sasuke has inherited the hatred of all the Uchiha and as such, was fated to clash against [[Naruto Uzumaki]], who has inherited the Senju's [[Will of Fire]].<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 15-17</ref>
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As was revealed by the Second Hokage, [[Tobirama Senju]], the Uchiha are people greatly devoted to love and friendship. Because the Uchiha tend to conceal their more affectionate traits, a member's love can be transformed into hatred in the blink of an eye if they somehow lose those closest to them. The despair of the experience causes a manifestation of unique chakra within that Uchiha's brain, impacting the optic nerves and creating the [[Sharingan]]. Furthermore, advanced forms of the Sharingan require extremely painful experiences that cause the user to delve into darkness that utterly consumes them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 619, pages 13-17</ref> This causes the Uchiha to do anything and everything in their power to achieve their goals and showing their own superiority, regardless of the consequences and repercussions of their actions, starting a war and/or brining about their own deaths being two prominent examples. An Uchiha who falls victim to the curse can give up that hatred if someone close to them can reach them however, though this is incredibly difficult as the Uchiha becomes largely unreasonable and unflinching in their singular desire. For example, [[Madara Uchiha]] succumbed to the curse after cutting off his friendship with [[Hashirama Senju]], then gave up that hatred when he acknowledged Hashirama's willingness to kill himself to bring peace between the clans, only to fall once again when learns that the villagers and his own clan didn't trust his warnings about Tobirama.
   
== Trivia ==
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The curse also causes victims to become narrow-minded. A main example of this was when Itachi reprimanded his own father [[Fugaku Uchiha|Fugaku]], [[Yashiro Uchiha|Yashiro]], [[Tekka Uchiha|Tekka]], and [[Inabi Uchiha]] for focusing on the well-being of the clan alone instead of focusing on the well-being of the village of Konoha, they accused Itachi of being arrogant and spilling non-sense, even threatening to arrest him, knowing full well they would not [[Anbu|be able to]].
* Although this is said to be the ideal of the members of the Uchiha clan, two known members, namely [[Itachi]] and [[Shisui]]'s ideals were the opposite of this, and seemed to follow more closely to the ideals of the Will of Fire. Obito also followed that ideal before assuming the alias "Tobi".
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Over the years, there have been several Uchiha who managed to transcend the limitations of acting only for the sake of the clan, and instead valuing Konoha as a whole. Uchiha including [[Kagami Uchiha|Kagami]] — a subordinate of the Second Hokage, his descendant [[Shisui Uchiha|Shisui]], and Shisui's best friend, [[Itachi Uchiha|Itachi]], all inherited the [[Will of Fire]], acting in the best interest of their village as opposed to themselves.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 627, pages 3-5</ref>
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==Trivia==
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* It has been noted that the [[Senju clan]]'s Will of Fire is fated to clash against the Curse of Hatred and Obito believes that [[Sasuke Uchiha]] and [[Naruto Uzumaki]], both respectively embodying the polar ideals, are destined to fight to the death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 14-15</ref>
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* [[Kakashi Hatake]] theorised that Obito never lost his Will of Fire despite falling to hatred, and the two conflicting ideals is what ultimately prevented him from completing the Eye of the Moon Plan when he had the chance.
   
 
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== References ==

Latest revision as of 22:28, August 3, 2014

The Founding Uchiha

A number of Uchiha displaying the Sharingan, a by-product of the initial stages of the Curse of Hatred.

The Curse of Hatred (憎しみの呪い, Nikushimi no Noroi), is an ideal that is said to have been passed down from Indra — the Uchiha clan's forefather — to his many descendants. The origins of this way of thinking can be traced back to the time of the Sage of the Six Paths, who on his deathbed chose to name his younger son his successor over his elder son, despite the elder's supposed birthright. The Sage chose the child he thought most suitable to continue his legacy: Asura, who believed love was necessary to achieve peace, over Indra, who sought power to bring peace. Consumed by hatred and envy after their father's death, Indra — manipulated by Black Zetsu[1] — waged war against his brother, and began a cycle of conflict that transcended time and culminated in mutual hostility between the brother's descendants, the Uchiha and the Senju.[2]

As was revealed by the Second Hokage, Tobirama Senju, the Uchiha are people greatly devoted to love and friendship. Because the Uchiha tend to conceal their more affectionate traits, a member's love can be transformed into hatred in the blink of an eye if they somehow lose those closest to them. The despair of the experience causes a manifestation of unique chakra within that Uchiha's brain, impacting the optic nerves and creating the Sharingan. Furthermore, advanced forms of the Sharingan require extremely painful experiences that cause the user to delve into darkness that utterly consumes them.[3] This causes the Uchiha to do anything and everything in their power to achieve their goals and showing their own superiority, regardless of the consequences and repercussions of their actions, starting a war and/or brining about their own deaths being two prominent examples. An Uchiha who falls victim to the curse can give up that hatred if someone close to them can reach them however, though this is incredibly difficult as the Uchiha becomes largely unreasonable and unflinching in their singular desire. For example, Madara Uchiha succumbed to the curse after cutting off his friendship with Hashirama Senju, then gave up that hatred when he acknowledged Hashirama's willingness to kill himself to bring peace between the clans, only to fall once again when learns that the villagers and his own clan didn't trust his warnings about Tobirama.

The curse also causes victims to become narrow-minded. A main example of this was when Itachi reprimanded his own father Fugaku, Yashiro, Tekka, and Inabi Uchiha for focusing on the well-being of the clan alone instead of focusing on the well-being of the village of Konoha, they accused Itachi of being arrogant and spilling non-sense, even threatening to arrest him, knowing full well they would not be able to.

Over the years, there have been several Uchiha who managed to transcend the limitations of acting only for the sake of the clan, and instead valuing Konoha as a whole. Uchiha including Kagami — a subordinate of the Second Hokage, his descendant Shisui, and Shisui's best friend, Itachi, all inherited the Will of Fire, acting in the best interest of their village as opposed to themselves.[4]

TriviaEdit

  • It has been noted that the Senju clan's Will of Fire is fated to clash against the Curse of Hatred and Obito believes that Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto Uzumaki, both respectively embodying the polar ideals, are destined to fight to the death.[5]
  • Kakashi Hatake theorised that Obito never lost his Will of Fire despite falling to hatred, and the two conflicting ideals is what ultimately prevented him from completing the Eye of the Moon Plan when he had the chance.

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 681, page 13
  2. Naruto chapter 462, pages 11-13
  3. Naruto chapter 619, pages 13-17
  4. Naruto chapter 627, pages 3-5
  5. Naruto chapter 462, pages 14-15

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