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(1) Who else would have told Tobi? 2) How exactly does knowing mean you can break free of it? 3) If anything Sasuke has shown he is still a victim of the curse, just not trying to kill Konoha for it.)
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[[File:The Founding Uchiha.PNG|right|thumb|A number of Uchiha displaying the Sharingan, a by-product of the initial stages of the Curse of Hatred.]]
 
[[File:The Founding Uchiha.PNG|right|thumb|A number of Uchiha displaying the Sharingan, a by-product of the initial stages of the Curse of Hatred.]]
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 the Uchiha clan's [[Uchiha Clan Ancestor|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]], when on his deathbed the forefather of ninja chose to name his [[Senju Clan Ancestor|younger son]] his successor over his older son, despite the elder's supposed birthright. The Sage chose the child he thought most suitable to continue his legacy (the younger, who believed love necessary to achieve peace, over the elder, who sought power to bring peace). Consumed by hatred and envy after their father's death, the elder son 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>
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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>
   
[[File:Sasuke Dark.jpeg|thumb|left|Sasuke's hatred-induced mindset, due to falling deep under the influence of his innate Uchiha hatred.]]
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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 in their power achieve their goals and showing their own superiority. 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.
As was revealed by the Second Hokage, [[Tobirama Senju]], the Uchiha are a people greatly devoted to love and friendship. Ironically, this same loyalty has caused the downfall of many members of the clan throughout the ages. 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]], which Tobirama literally referred to as "the eye that reflects feelings". Furthermore, the techniques known to cause more advanced development 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 path that follows falling victim of the Curse of Hatred leads the victim to do anything and everything to show the Uchiha clan's superiority and power, regardless of the consequences. One such example was [[Fugaku Uchiha]], who was so angry at the village for isolating the Uchiha clan that he was willing to go as far as plan a coup d'état to gain political power, despite the fact innocent lives would be lost, shinobi and non shinobi villagers alike. As stated by Itachi, this curse causes members of the clan to lose sight of what is important, such as the village as a whole, and focus on singular things like the clan or even simpler things like revenge.
 
   
As an Uchiha delves into the darkness of the Curse of Hatred, even the slightest hint or mention of anything even remotely connected to the person whose death caused them to lose themselves will make them extremely angry and emotional, as was seen in the cases of Madara, [[Obito]] and [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Also, after having delved, an Uchiha cannot be reasoned with by anyone except the person who originally caused them to do so. Only that person has any chance of saving the Uchiha from the curse, as was seen in the case of Sasuke Uchiha.
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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]].
   
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 son [[Shisui]], and Shisui's best friend, Itachi, all inherited the village's will to care and care for its continued well-being.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 627, pages 3-5</ref>
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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>
   
[[Madara Uchiha]] is a prime example of a strong inheritor of the Curse of Hatred. Prior to the founding of the Konoha, he waged war against the Senju and its leader Hashirama for many years. Madara refused to relinquish his hatred for the Senju after being forced to take and transplant his [[Izuna Uchiha|beloved brother]]'s eyes in order to obtain the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. Unsure how long the Uchiha's standing in the Konoha would last after the Second Hokage replaced the First, Madara sowed seeds of contempt amongst his brethren, swearing that they would surely lose their partnership with the Senju if they did not help him.
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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>
[[File:Wounded_Obito.png|thumb|The hatred has led Obito to become heartless.]]
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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.
Though Madara was exiled by his clan for attempting to disrupt the peace they had all worked hard to achieve with the Senju, generations later, a few members finally took heed of his warning. It was too late, however, as the Uchiha were no longer in a position of power due to the Second Hokage's attempts to thwart the Curse by designating the Uchiha to the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] in order to regulate their emotions. Despite Tobirama's efforts, the Curse was fully rekindled after all when Obito Uchiha witnessed the death of [[Rin Nohara]]. Rin's death influenced Obito to orchestrate the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]], which resulted in the Uchiha plotting to take over the village after being unjustly accused of setting the demon on Konoha. This led to the annihilation of the entire Uchiha clan at the hands of [[Itachi Uchiha]], which caused Sasuke Uchiha's quest to avenge his family's death by killing Itachi years later. As noted by Obito Uchiha, Sasuke's vengeful pursuit of those even remotely responsible for his clan's demise eventually caused him to become the sole inheritor of the Uchiha clan's hatred, fated to clash against [[Naruto Uzumaki]], the inheritor of the Senju's [[Will of Fire]].<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 15-17</ref> Questioning his resolve, Sasuke later has [[Orochimaru]] [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] the previous Hokage, from whom he comes to learn the full nature of the Curse of Hatred. Having also learned about the origins and history of Konohagakure, Sasuke chooses to honour his brother's sacrifice and protect the village rather than destroy it.
 
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 01:05, July 20, 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 in their power achieve their goals and showing their own superiority. 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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