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(so rin's death was not emotionally painful, and kakashi's guilt feeling 20 years later is nothing but an act, right?)
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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 Ōtsutsuki]] 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 Ōtsutsuki|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 brothers' descendants: the Uchiha and the [[Senju]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 11-13</ref>
   
As [[Tobirama Senju]] revealed, the Uchiha treasured love and friendship even more than their own clan, yet it was their ultimate downfall. Because this is a part of them they regularly conceal, an Uchiha's love turns into hatred the moment they lose the ones they hold dear. This despair-filled experience would cause a manifestation of special chakra within the Uchiha's brain, affecting the optic nerves and creating the [[Sharingan]], "the eye that reflects feelings". Even the ways for Sharingan to evolve further into [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] require an extremely painful experience that would drive the user into even deeper darkness that would utterly consume them.<ref>''Naruto'', chapter 619, pages 13-17</ref> Such a ninja at the time was [[Madara Uchiha]], who refused to relinquish his hatred after being forced to take his [[Izuna Uchiha|beloved brother]]'s eyes to obtain the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan prior to Konoha's founding. 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.
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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 the object of their love. 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, [[Mangekyō Sharingan|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 show their own superiority, regardless of the consequences and repercussions of their actions, starting a war and/or bringing about their own deaths being two prominent examples.
   
As an Uchiha is plunged deeper into the darkness, even the slightest hint or mention of anything even remotely connected to the person whose death caused them to end up like this will cause them to become extremely angry as seen in Madara and Sasuke's case. Also, the Uchiha can't be reasoned with anyone except the person who caused them to be like this, if the person can be [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]]. Only that person has any chance of saving the Uchiha from the curse as seen in Sasuke's case.
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An Uchiha who falls victim to the curse can give up that hatred if someone close to them can reach them, 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. During the time Madara gave up his hatred, it didn't appear to have entirely left him but rather he focused it on Konoha's wellbeing, such as when he unprovokedly attacked [[Mū]] and [[Ōnoki]] so they would submit to Konoha's authority when they brought up Hashirama's terms of both villages standing equally. Whereas in the village, he would be the first to help children who have tripped and fell and would regularly have a kind and gentle look in his eyes.
   
Though Madara was exiled by his clan soon after, a few Uchiha would begin to believe his warning generations later, yet they were no longer in a position of power to do anything about it due to Tobirama's attempt to thwart the curse by placing the Uchiha in the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] to regulate their emotions. The Uchiha's curse was fully rekindled later as the result of [[Obito Uchiha]] witnessing the death of [[Rin Nohara]], in turn causing the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]] which resulted in the Uchiha plotting to take over Konoha after being unjustly accused for the event. This led to the [[Uchiha Clan Massacre]] executed by [[Itachi Uchiha]], with [[Sasuke Uchiha]]'s quest for avenging his family resorting in becoming what Obito noted as the sole inheritor of the Uchiha Clan's hatred and thus fated to clash against [[Naruto Uzumaki]], who has inherited the Senju's [[Will of Fire]].<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 15-17</ref> However, questioning his resolve, Sasuke has [[Orochimaru]] reincarnate the Hokage and learns the full nature of the Curse of Hatred from Tobirama.
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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]], [[Yashiro]], [[Tekka]], and [[Inabi]] for focusing on the well-being of the clan alone instead of focusing on the well-being of Konoha; they accused Itachi of being arrogant and spilling nonsense, even threatening to arrest him, knowing full-well they would not [[Anbu|be able to]]. When Shisui wrote a suicide note telling his clan he cannot follow through with the coup d'tact, their narrowmindedness made them unable to understand this, believing he would even sacrifice innocent lives for the sake of the Uchiha Clan and simply accused Itachi of killing him.
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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]] — 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 627, pages 3-5</ref> These Uchiha seemingly had the fact that they spent a great deal of their time away from the clan and doing activities that allowed them to see the greater good outside their clan.
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[[Sasuke]], the last remaining Uchiha and Indra's latest reincarnation, was finally able to overcome his clan's Curse after his battle with [[Naruto Uzumaki]] at the end of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 698</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* 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.
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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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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 Ōtsutsuki — 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 brothers' 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 the object of their love. 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 show their own superiority, regardless of the consequences and repercussions of their actions, starting a war and/or bringing 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, 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. During the time Madara gave up his hatred, it didn't appear to have entirely left him but rather he focused it on Konoha's wellbeing, such as when he unprovokedly attacked and Ōnoki so they would submit to Konoha's authority when they brought up Hashirama's terms of both villages standing equally. Whereas in the village, he would be the first to help children who have tripped and fell and would regularly have a kind and gentle look in his eyes.

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 for focusing on the well-being of the clan alone instead of focusing on the well-being of Konoha; they accused Itachi of being arrogant and spilling nonsense, even threatening to arrest him, knowing full-well they would not be able to. When Shisui wrote a suicide note telling his clan he cannot follow through with the coup d'tact, their narrowmindedness made them unable to understand this, believing he would even sacrifice innocent lives for the sake of the Uchiha Clan and simply accused Itachi of killing him.

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] These Uchiha seemingly had the fact that they spent a great deal of their time away from the clan and doing activities that allowed them to see the greater good outside their clan.

Sasuke, the last remaining Uchiha and Indra's latest reincarnation, was finally able to overcome his clan's Curse after his battle with Naruto Uzumaki at the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War.[5]

Trivia Edit

  • 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.[6]
  • 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 698
  6. Naruto chapter 462, pages 14-15

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