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{{translation|'''Kakashi Hatake'''|はたけカカシ|Hatake Kakashi}} is one of the main characters of the series, a [[jōnin]]-level [[shinobi]] from [[Konohagakure]] and the leader of [[Team 7]]. He is known worldwide for his use of the [[Sharingan]], earning him the moniker {{translation|'''Copy Ninja Kakashi'''|コピー忍者のカカシ|Kopī Ninja no Kakashi}} and {{translation|'''Kakashi of the Sharingan'''|写輪眼のカカシ|Sharingan no Kakashi}}.
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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Kakashi Hatake'''|はたけカカシ|Hatake Kakashi}} is a [[shinobi]] of [[Konohagakure]]. He received a [[Sharingan]] from his former team-mate, [[Obito Uchiha]], when he was younger, leading him to fame as {{translation|'''Copy Ninja Kakashi'''|コピー忍者のカカシ|Kopī Ninja no Kakashi}} and {{translation|'''Kakashi of the Sharingan'''|写輪眼のカカシ|Sharingan no Kakashi}}. His prodigious talent, skill, and Sharingan prowess have made him one of the village's most capable ninja, and as such, highly recognised throughout the ninja world. He is eventually appointed the leader of [[Team 7]], where he uses his years of experience to train his students to become skilled ninja in their own rights. At some point following the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Kakashi takes up office as the {{translation|'''Sixth [[Hokage]]'''|六代目火影|Rokudaime Hokage|lit meaning=Sixth Fire Shadow}} before eventually retiring and passing it on to his pupil, [[Naruto Uzumaki]].<section end=summary />
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
[[File:Obito's yeargroup.png|thumb|left|Kakashi at his entrance ceremony.]]
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=== Early life ===
Kakashi is the son of [[Sakumo Hatake]], a genius who was renowned as "Konoha's White Fang".<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, page 17</ref> Not much is known of his mother other than that she died at a young age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 449, page 7</ref> Kakashi himself has was referred to as a prodigy.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 84, page 17</ref><ref name="d3"/> Because of his great skill and aptitude, he graduated from the [[Academy]] in a single year at the top of his class at age five, eventually joining a [[Team Minato|team]] under [[Minato Namikaze]] alongside [[Obito Uchiha]] and [[Rin Nohara]]. A year later, Kakashi became [[chūnin]] after facing and defeating [[Might Guy]] during the third stage of the [[Chūnin Exams]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 11-12</ref>
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[[File:Obito's year group.png|thumb|left|Kakashi at his entrance ceremony.]]
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Kakashi is the son of [[Sakumo Hatake]], a genius renowned as "Konoha's White Fang".<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, page 17</ref> Little is known of his mother other than that she died at a young age.<ref name="Naruto chapter 449, page 7">''Naruto'' chapter 449, page 7</ref> After successfully passing his entrance exam to join the Academy, he met [[Might Guy]], who despite Kakashi belittling Guy's lack of any natural talent as Guy failed his exam, quickly came to like Kakashi. Sakumo also warned his son to not take his own training or Guy lightly, as he may one day surpass Kakashi.
   
Despite his own successes, his father fell into disgrace after choosing to save his comrades rather than complete an important mission, which caused the nation and the village to suffer a great loss. Dishonoured, Sakumo took his own life after suffering a deep depression and drop in his skills; this experience made Kakashi determined to lead his life strictly by the [[Shinobi Rules|ninja code]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, pages 18-19</ref>
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[[File:Sakumo commits suicide.png|thumb|A young Kakashi finds his father dead.]]
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Later, Sakumo fell into disgrace after choosing to save his comrades rather than complete an important mission, which caused the nation and the village to suffer a great loss. Dishonoured, Sakumo took his own life after suffering a deep depression and drop in his skills; this experience made Kakashi determined to lead his life strictly by the [[Shinobi Rules|ninja code]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, pages 18-19</ref> Hailed as a prodigy and the best of his generation,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 84, page 17</ref><ref name="d3" /> Kakashi quickly became very popular among his peers and at age 5 he graduated from the [[Academy]] early in a single year at the top of his class, even earning the Konoha [[Forehead Protector]] after successfully performing the clone technique.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 385</ref> He then joined a [[Team Minato|team]] alongside [[Obito Uchiha]] and [[Rin Nohara]] under [[Minato Namikaze]]'s command. They were given a final test to earn their full genin status; take one of two bells from Minato. As Kakashi realised that meant at least one of the three would fail, the young ninja each began to fight by themselves. Quickly being overwhelmed by the sensei's much greater skill, Kakashi came to the conclusion that only together could they even hope to defeat Minato. Kakashi managed to get Rin and Obito to work together with him, ultimately allowing Kakashi to get one of the bells. Seeing the team succeeded in the true goal of the test — team-work — Kakashi and his classmates officially became Minato's students.<ref name="NS360">''Naruto: Shipūden'' episode 360</ref>
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During his time as Minato's student, Kakashi and his fellow students became well-acquainted with Minato's wife, [[Kushina Uzumaki]]. Growing fond of the young trio, Kushina would regularly help with their training, most noticeably bringing them homemade food for them.<ref>''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', OVA cutscene</ref> A year later, Kakashi became a [[chūnin]] after facing and defeating Might Guy during the third stage of the [[Chūnin Exams]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 11-12</ref> He later became part of a one-sided rivalry with [[Might Guy]]. In the anime, with Kakashi's growing reputation as a genius, Guy approached Kakashi quickly announced his desire to challenge him. While initially Kakashi was completely indifferent to the overzealous Guy's request, Guy continued to pester Kakashi until he finally gave in to Guy's request. Despite Kakashi beating him in every challenge, including various forms of marksmanship, taijutsu combat, and even physical comparison, Guy became only more determined to defeat Kakashi. Seemingly warming up to Guy, he continued to accept Guy's various challenges (including eating contests and Rock, Paper, Scissors), ultimately giving Kakashi a record of 49 wins and 50 losses.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 38, page 12</ref><ref name="ship241">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 241</ref>
   
 
=== Third Shinobi World War ===
 
=== Third Shinobi World War ===
 
{{see also|Kakashi Gaiden}}
 
{{see also|Kakashi Gaiden}}
Soon after becoming a jōnin, Kakashi was assigned to lead his team-mates [[Obito]] and [[Rin]] on a mission that would benefit Konoha in the ongoing [[Third Shinobi World War]]. They were to destroy [[Kannabi Bridge]], which was being used by [[Iwagakure]] forces to move into [[Kusagakure]]. This would also be Konoha's first huge offensive move in the war. On their way to the bridge, Rin was kidnapped by two Iwagakure ninja named [[Kakkō]] and [[Taiseki]]. Obito immediately suggested that they rescue her, but Kakashi disagreed on the basis that they needed to complete their mission, opting not to make the same mistake his father did in his mission.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 239-241</ref>
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Soon after becoming a jōnin, Kakashi was assigned to lead his team-mates Obito and Rin on a mission that would benefit Konoha in the ongoing [[Third Shinobi World War]]. They were to destroy [[Kannabi Bridge]], which was being used by [[Iwagakure]] forces to move into [[Kusagakure]]. This would also be Konoha's first huge offensive move in the war. On their way to the bridge, Rin was kidnapped by two Iwagakure ninja named [[Kakkō]] and [[Taiseki]]. Obito immediately suggested that they rescue her, but Kakashi disagreed on the basis that they needed to complete their mission, opting not to make the same mistake his father did in his mission.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 239-241</ref>
   
{{ImgRight|Kakashi Chidori.png|Kakashi's first use of Chidori.}}
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[[File:Kakashi Chidori.png|thumb|left|Kakashi using Chidori for the first time.]]
Obito would not hear of it and stubbornly left to save Rin, but not before mentioning that he believed Kakashi's father, the White Fang, was a true hero. Shortly after parting ways, Kakashi reflected on Obito's words and Rin's prior kindness. He realised that his father was not wrong after all, which prompted him to join Obito in the rescue effort. Kakashi arrived in time to save Obito from Taiseki, using his [[White Light Chakra Sabre|father's blade]] to combat him. Despite the two-to-one disadvantage, the more experienced Taiseki was able to attack and damage Kakashi's left eye, who took the blow that was intended for Obito, giving him a permanent scar and blinding his left eye.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 241-242</ref>
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Obito would not hear of it and stubbornly left to save Rin, but not before mentioning that he believed Kakashi's father, the White Fang, was a true hero. Shortly after parting ways, Kakashi reflected on Obito's words and Rin's prior kindness. He realised that his father was not wrong after all, which prompted him to join Obito in the rescue effort. Kakashi arrived in time to save Obito from Taiseki, using his [[White Light Chakra Sabre|father's blade]] to combat him. Despite the two-to-one disadvantage, the more experienced Taiseki was able to attack and injure Kakashi, who took the blow that was intended for Obito, giving him a permanent scar while also ruining Kakashi's left eye to such an extent that Kakashi was left with only one good eye for the duration of the mission.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 241-242</ref>
   
[[File:Kakashi White Light Chakra Sabre.png|thumb|left|Kakashi saves Obito from Taiseki.]]
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[[File:Kakashi White Light Chakra Sabre.png|thumb|right|Kakashi saving Obito from Taiseki.]]
Obito's will to protect his comrades caused his [[Sharingan]] to awaken, and he used it to kill Taiseki. After finding Rin and defeating Kakkō with Obito's help, Kakashi freed Rin from the [[Interrogation Genjutsu|genjutsu]] before their opponent attempted to trap them in a [[Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction|cave-in]]. While trying to escape, Kakashi was hit by a rock, which he didn't notice because of his bandaged eye, causing him to fall. Obito pushed Kakashi out of the path of a falling boulder, he himself getting crushed beneath it instead. Knowing he was dying, Obito requested his [[Sharingan]] be a belated present to Kakashi and instructed Rin to implant his left Sharingan into Kakashi's damaged eye. Rin complied, and as soon as the surgery was completed Kakashi used his new Sharingan to perfect his [[Chidori]] and kill Kakkō. He then returned to Obito to see if there was anything he could do for him, but alongside Rin was forced to leave him. With the help of Minato, they ultimately completed their mission, allowing them to mourn Obito's supposed death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 242-244</ref> Later, in the anime, Kakashi and Rin's team was given Might Guy as a replacement. It was during this mission that Kakashi and Guy found true trust and teamwork with each other, and where Kakashi famously split a lightning bolt with his Chidori, giving birth to its new name [[Lightning Cutter]].<ref name="ship288">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 288</ref>
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Obito's will to protect his comrades caused his [[Sharingan]] to awaken which in turn helped kill Taiseki. After finding Rin and defeating Kakkō with Obito's help, Kakashi freed Rin from the [[Interrogation Genjutsu|genjutsu]] before their opponent attempted to trap them in a [[Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction|cave-in]]. While trying to escape, Kakashi was hit by a rock, which he didn't notice because of his bandaged eye, causing him to fall. Obito pushed Kakashi out of the path of a huge falling boulder, getting himself crushed instead. This resulted in the right side of Obito's body being crushed beyond repair.
   
[[File:Kakashi kills Rin.png|thumb|Kakashi kills Rin with Chidori.]]
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Knowing he was dying, Obito requested his Sharingan be a belated present to Kakashi and instructed Rin to implant his left Sharingan into Kakashi's lost eye. Rin complied, and as soon as the surgery was completed Kakashi used his new Sharingan to perfect his [[Chidori]] and kill Kakkō. He then returned to Obito to see if there was anything he could do for him, but alongside Rin was forced to leave him. With the help of Minato, they ultimately completed their mission, allowing them to mourn Obito's apparent death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 242-244</ref>
Some time after the events at Kannabi Bridge, Kakashi and Rin were apparently sent out on a mission where they were ambushed by jōnin and ANBU-level [[Kirigakure]] shinobi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 10</ref> The events of this encounter culminated in a tearful Kakashi running Rin through her chest with his Chidori.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 19</ref> Shortly afterwards, Kakashi and Obito — who witnessed it from behind the scenes — developed their fully-matured Sharingan and subsequently awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan at precisely the same time. Exhausted and overwhelmed with sorrow, Kakashi lost consciousness as Obito took his rage out on the Kirigakure ninja, slaughtering them all.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 605</ref> Though Kakashi was the one who killed Rin, Obito left him alive as he was found by Konoha ninja soon after.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 9</ref>
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At some point during this time, Kakashi signed a summoning contract with the [[ninken]]. Later, in the anime, Kakashi and Rin's team was given Might Guy as a replacement. It was during this mission that Kakashi and Guy found true trust and team-work with each other, and where Kakashi famously split a lightning bolt with his Chidori, giving birth to its new name [[Lightning Cutter]].<ref name="ship288">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 288</ref> Later, during another mission, Kakashi met a young girl named [[Hanare]] of the [[Jōmae Village]] who was lost. He taught her about how the clouds can help her find her way and find her [[Jōmae Village Head|teacher]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 199</ref>
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[[File:Kakashi Kills Rin.png|thumb||left|Kakashi killing Rin with Lightning Cutter.]]
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Sometime after the events at Kannabi Bridge, Rin was taken captive by [[Kirigakure]]. With the help of his nin-ken pack, Kakashi was able to track her down.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 371</ref> Kakashi was able to rescue her, but not before she was forcibly made the [[jinchūriki]] of the [[Three-Tails]]. While returning to the village, they were ambushed by jōnin and Anbu-level Kiri shinobi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 10</ref> Rin, who knew about Kirigakure's plan to unleash the beast on Konoha, begged Kakashi to kill her. After he refused, Rin waited for Kakashi to attack, and intentionally got in Kakashi's path,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 629, pages 14-16</ref> culminating in a tearful Kakashi piercing through Rin's chest with his Lightning Cutter, leaving the Kiri-nin stunned and Kakashi himself devastated.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 19</ref> Shortly afterwards, Kakashi and Obito — still alive and witnessing it from behind the scenes — developed their fully-matured Sharingan and subsequently awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan at precisely the same time.
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Exhausted and overwhelmed with sorrow and grief at his part in Rin's death, Kakashi lost consciousness and passed out while Obito, whose own rage and grief manifested itself in his new wood based abilities, went on a rampage and brutally killed all the Kirigakure ninja.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 605</ref> Though Kakashi technically was the one who killed Rin, Obito left him alive, and he was later found by Konoha reinforcements.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 9</ref> In the anime, despite his growing career, Kakashi was still haunted by having killed Rin with his own hand, having nightmares and visions that visibly shook. Since then, Kakashi avoided his fellow classmates. When Minato was elected Hokage sometime later, feeling that Kakashi needed a new direction in life following the loss of Rin, he assigned Kakashi to join the Anbu despite his student's young age under his direct command.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 349</ref>
   
 
=== Post-War ===
 
=== Post-War ===
[[File:Kurenai and the young protesters.png|thumb|left|Kakashi prior to the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha.]]
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[[File:Kurenai and the young protesters.png|thumb|right|Kakashi and his fellow youths are forbade from fighting off the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha.]]
After the conclusion of the war, Kakashi would often visit Rin and Obito's respective graves in the [[Konoha Cemetery]] and the [[Memorial Stone]]. On one such occasion, he visited Rin's grave and told her that their sensei's son would be born soon and left to go to the stone, unaware that Obito overheard him from afar and used that information to free the [[Nine-Tails]] and have the tailed beast ravage their village.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607, page 6</ref> During the [[Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha]], Kakashi and the rest of his peers were barred from participating in defending the village by [[Kurenai Yūhi's father]] and other senior shinobi for their own safety as the younger generation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 503, page 7</ref>
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After the conclusion of the war, Kakashi worked hard at his new position and quickly built a famous reputation during his first year in Anbu. However, much of it came from his cold-hearted and ruthless approach in battle, stemming from his bitterness at losing Rin. Likewise, many people had a misconception that Kakashi killed Rin purposely for the sake of preventing her from leaking information, earning him the nickname "Friend Killer Kakashi".<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 355</ref> Eventually, he was promoted again to Anbu captain and leader of [[Team Ro]] that responded directly to the Hokage. Later, Kakashi learned from Minato that Kushina was pregnant and was entrusted to protect her during her [[jinchūriki]]-induced ten-month pregnancy. Kakashi followed this order very faithfully and never let Kushina out of his sight, constantly monitoring her from the shadows, even when she was with Minato, making his presence meaningless.<ref name="ship350">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 350</ref> Kakashi would often visit Rin and Obito's respective graves in the [[Konoha Cemetery]] and the [[Memorial Stone]], cleaning their tombstones and bringing them flowers. On one such occasion, he visited Rin's grave and told her that their sensei's child would be born soon and left to go to the stone, unaware that [[Tobi]] was watching him and overheard Kakashi reveal where Kushina would birth her child.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607, page 6</ref> On the night of Kushina's due-date, Kakashi felt an ominous presence in the air. Soon after, the Nine-Tails appeared.<ref name="ship350" /> During the [[Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha]], Kakashi and the rest of his peers were barred from participating in defending the village by [[Shinku Yūhi]] and other senior shinobi for their own safety as the younger generation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 503, page 7</ref>
   
Over the years, Kakashi became well-known among all the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]] for the extensive use of his Sharingan, gaining him a reputation as "the man who has copied over a thousand techniques", hence his nickname.<ref name="c12">''Naruto'' chapter 12, pages 5-6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244, page 18</ref> Kakashi eventually joined the Konoha [[ANBU]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 281, page 5</ref> and also served as a mentor to [[Yamato]] whose codename was "Tenzō" at that time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 284, page 15</ref>
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While Kushina and Minato managed to seal away the Nine-Tails, they and many others perished from the attack. After [[Hiruzen]] was chosen to resume his duties as Hokage, [[Danzō Shimura]] approached a grieving Kakashi. He pointed out that Kakashi was unable to aid his late sensei and possibly save him because of Hiruzen's orders. Convinced in Danzō's reasoning, Kakashi grew to resent Hiruzen and felt that he was not fit to lead the village, deciding to take Danzō's offer to join the Anbu [[Root]] division and spy on Hiruzen for Danzō. During a delivery, Kakashi was attacked by a boy codenamed "[[Yamato|Kinoe]]" who could use Hashirama's Wood Release. Danzō broke up the fight, revealing to both they were under his orders.<ref name="ship350" /> Knowing that only the First Hokage was supposed to have the Wood Release, Kakashi sneaked into the [[Hokage Residence]] to investigate. Soon after, Kakashi was approached by Hiruzen. Despite the intrusion, the Third Hokage presented Kakashi with the records of the Wood Release, explaining that in the past it was attempted to recreate the First Hokage's Wood Release, but consistently ended with failure and death of the subjects, ultimately ceasing the research and deeming it forbidden.
   
[[File:Chapter 090.jpg|thumb|Kakashi with his ninken during his ANBU days.]]
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[[File:Kakashi spares Kinoe.png|thumb|left|Kakashi spares Kinoe's life.]]
He later left for unknown reasons, but maintained strong connections with the ANBU. Kakashi eventually became a team leader, and tested many [[genin]]. As the [[Third Hokage]] told [[Iruka Umino]], Kakashi had never passed any of them due to their inability to live up to his expectations of working as a team.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 8</ref>
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Hiruzen also explained that recently, several people, from children to adult, have gone missing with suspicion that someone was resuming the research. He reluctantly expressed that any replication of the Wood Release could have saved the village from the Nine-Tails' attack. Realising that Hiruzen truly cared for the well-being of the village and that Danzō knowingly kept a valuable asset in the Wood Release child a secret, Kakashi told Hiruzen of Danzō's plan to assassinate the Third before he could resume power. The following day Kakashi went in Hiruzen's place to lure out the assailants, one of which was Kinoe. Kakashi easily defeated him, but chose to spare him, knowing he would be valuable ally in the future. Later that night, Kakashi requested to resign from Anbu, feeling unworthy from have betrayed the Third's trust even once. Hiruzen however insisted that Kakashi's assistance was needed during these time, having said so to Minato himself. Ultimately, Kakashi agreed to stay working as Hiruzen's right-hand man and told him of Kinoe.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 351</ref>
   
In the anime, he once had a mission where Iruka, his team-mate at the time, was injured and became an instructor at the [[Academy]]. When Iruka was having doubts at being assigned to be the home room teacher of [[Naruto Uzumaki]], Kakashi served to remind him of his real reasons for wanting the post in the first place.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 177</ref>
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[[File:Kakashi being afraid of Orochimaru.png|thumb|right|Kakashi unable to stop Orochimaru.]]
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Later, [[Orochimaru]] of the Sannin was discovered to be responsible for the disappearance of Konoha citizens and was attempting to escape the country. After Orochimaru escaped the Third Hokage and company's ambush, Kakashi intercepted him as he left his hideout, only to be swiftly outmanoeuvred by the older ninja. Taking advantage of Orochimaru's love of snakes, Kakashi and Hiruzen used a backup plan to let a snake get close enough to Orochimaru and detonate an explosive tag inside its mouth, severely injuring the Sannin. Despite the handicap, the malice in Orochimaru's eyes alone was still enough to freeze Kakashi in his tracks, allowing Orochimaru to escape. After regaining his composure, determined to not let Orochimaru leave the country, Kakashi summoned his ninken to find the missing-nin. Kakashi soon found an underground cave.<ref name="NS352">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 352</ref> Once inside, he was attacked by the [[Iburi clan]], loyal servants to Orochimaru. Using their unique ability to [[Iburi Clan's Kekkei Genkai|become smoke]], the clan quickly subdued Kakashi. Kinoe, who was a welcomed guest, convinced them to let Kakashi live so he could interrogate him.
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While talking alone, Kinoe revealed that like the Third Hokage, Danzō too viewed Orochimaru as too dangerous to let leave the country. The Iburi leader [[Gotta]], heard this while spying and quickly sought to kill the two Konoha-nin. However, one of the clan members, [[Yukimi]], chose to save Kinoe, and by extension Kakashi, as she was convinced Kinoe was her brother [[Tenzō (Iburi Clan)|Tenzō]]. After Yukimi left Kakashi behind to leave with Kinoe, Kakashi found his way outside, but was quickly attacked by Gotta. Ultimately, Gotta's smoke form became his undoing because of his weakness to wind. As he died, he begged Kakashi to get back Yukimi, who was very valuable to Orochimaru. Kakashi soon found Yukimi and Kinoe, telling Kinoe that they needed her to capture Orochimaru. Having grown close to her, Kinoe instead ran away with her.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 353</ref> Quickly catching up to them, he explained that Yukimi's blood could bestow Orochimaru with the Iburi clan's smoke transformation, meaning Orochimaru would go to the cave. Overhearing that, Yukimi slipped away and returned to the cave. Recognising that Kinoe cared for Yukimi like Kakashi did for Rin, the two agreed to work together to save her. Upon the duo returning the the cave, Orochimaru killed all the Iburi in his search for Yukimi, finally capturing her. As the cave began to collapse Orochimaru decided to escape, leaving Yukimi as her body then began to destabilise, but the spirits of the Iburi used their power along with Kinoe's Wood Release to re-stabilise Yukimi, finally allowing her to enter the world without fear of the wind. Kakashi decided to leave and not report anything about the Iburi or Root's involvement.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 354</ref>
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[[File:Chapter 090.jpg|thumb|left|Kakashi and his ninken during his Anbu days.]]
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Over the years, Kakashi became well-known amongst all the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]] for the extensive use of his Sharingan, gaining him a reputation as "the man who has copied over a thousand techniques", hence his nickname.<ref name="c12">''Naruto'' chapter 12, pages 5-6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244, page 18</ref> Three years after Orochimaru's defection from Konoha, one of his secret labs was discovered. Knowing the potential traps inside, Hiruzen sent Kakashi to investigate. There, he met up with Kinoe again, who was on a mission of his own. Inside the lab, as Kakashi found to his horror some kind of [[Power of the White Snake|snake creature]], Kinoe attacked Kakashi, as his mission was to retrieve Kakashi's Sharingan for Danzō. As Kakashi tried to reason with Kinoe, saying that missions should never overshadow loyalty to a friend, Kinoe retorted this, noting that Kakashi killed Rin. Enraged by that remark, Kakashi quickly overpowered Kinoe. Still viewing Kinoe as a friend and ally to the village, Kakashi chose to bring Kinoe to the Third Hokage.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 355</ref> Before he could, one of Orochimaru's snake experiments escaped its test tube and attacked the duo. As Kinoe was taken captive, Kakashi managed to slay the creature. While saving Kinoe, the creature's corpse began emitting a poisonous vapour which quickly infected Kakashi. Kinoe got Kakashi out safely and, having accepting Kakashi's words, Kinoe gave Kakashi an antidote and chose to abandoned his mission. After Kakashi regained consciousness, reading Kinoe's letter, he realised Danzō would not tolerate insubordination, Kakashi quickly went to the Third Hokage for help. Giving Kakashi a summon request to be delivered to Danzō, he went to Root headquarters, where the guards claimed Danzō was somewhere else. Not believing them, Kakashi used his Sharingan to learn Kinoe was taken to be implanted with a [[Cursed Tongue Eradication Technique|cursed seal]]. Kakashi quickly found Kinoe and freed him, only to be surrounded by Danzō and his men. Before Danzō could execute Kakashi on the grounds of trespassing, Hiruzen arrived to vouch for Kakashi coming. Sparing Kakashi of any punishment, Hiruzen turned his attention to Kinoe and convinced Danzō to turn him over to his direct command. Later, Kakashi welcomed Kinoe to his squad, insisting that Kinoe now go by his chosen name of "Tenzō", which he happily agreed to.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 356</ref>
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Three years later, [[Itachi Uchiha]], another prodigy even younger than Kakashi was at the the time, joined Anbu as part of Kakashi's team. While Kakashi's men doubted letting such a young child join, Kakashi noted Itachi's exceptional capabilities. Later, Kakashi and Itachi were assigned to a mission of observing a meeting between Konoha and the Land of Woods. They were tasked to kill the Land of Woods' [[Prajñā Group]] if they betrayed the Konoha-nin after an exchange of scrolls was made. When the Wood-nin revealed their treachery, Kakashi and Itachi swiftly defeated them. Afterwards, Kakashi congratulated Itachi for his excellent performance. Also watching Itachi's merciless approach made Kakashi realise the dark side of being in Anbu, telling the young Uchiha the importance of friends.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 357</ref> Two years later, Kakashi and Itachi were assigned to spy on the Uchiha clan under the continued suspicion that they played a part in the Nine-Tails' attack years ago. Later, during another Anbu mission, Itachi approached his senior, asking his opinion on honouring a dead friend's request, to which Kakashi firmly say one should always do so.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 358</ref>
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Later, when Itachi was promoted to Anbu captain himself, the youngest in history, Kakashi openly congratulated his former subordinate. He was quickly met up with by [[Yūgao Uzuki]]. As Kakashi was already her senior and mentor, Yūgao was thrilled to announce that she was the new replacement for Team Ro and working with Kakashi. Afterwards, Kakashi was called upon the Third Hokage to look into the repeated infiltration of Konoha by an [[Tobi|unknown individual]] without setting off the [[Sensing Barrier|village barrier warning]]. Kakashi was given the locations of key points that erected the barrier in hopes of finding any weaknesses or changes. While sent as a non-Anbu, once looking within the Uchiha district, Kakashi quickly realised the disdain the entire district had for him, a non-Uchiha. Later, Team Ro was mobilised to the Uchiha District, under orders to pacify the Uchiha before civil war could happen. When Kakashi was shocked to discover the complete annihilation of the proud clan, save for its youngest member, [[Sasuke]]. Danzō then appeared, explaining that Itachi had long since begun to despise his clan, even taking the late [[Shisui]]'s Sharingan in a pursuit of greater power, and ultimately decided to kill the clan off. Horrified to hear what his friend did, Kakashi began to lament at his inability to help Itachi avoid such an outcome.
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[[File:Kakashi leaves the Anbu.png|thumb|After 10 years, Kakashi gives up his Anbu mask, ending his career in it.]]
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Later, feeling similar regret to Itachi's recent actions, feeling it was a mistake to put a kind heart like Itachi's in Anbu, a remorseful Hiruzen called upon Kakashi. While applauding Kakashi for his superb work in Anbu over the past ten years, Hiruzen decided to relieve Kakashi of any further service, fearing that Kakashi's heart would only darken from the experience, and was instead appointed a jōnin sensei.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 359</ref> Kakashi would go on to test many [[genin]] but would never pass any of them due to their inability to live up to his expectations of working as a team.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 8</ref> In the anime, this stemmed from the shame of him never having shown true team-work with his own rookie team. He would use various methods to test true loyalty and cooperation between his students, constantly showing no signs of doing so. When Kakashi began to doubt his methods as Minato himself overlooked Kakashi's original lack of team-work, several of Kakashi's former potential students began to prosper from his actions, showing true loyalty to their allies as Kakashi originally intended, thanking Kakashi for his help. Kakashi was happy his students learned to value team-work, reaffirming his faith in his methods.<ref name="NS360" /> He once had a mission where Iruka, his team-mate at the time, was injured and decided to become an instructor at the [[Academy]]. When Iruka was having doubts about being the home room teacher of [[Naruto Uzumaki]], Kakashi served to remind him of his real reasons for wanting the post in the first place.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 177</ref>
 
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== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Kakashi became more stern and serious after his father's death, following all the rules to the letter and chastising any who disobeyed them, like his team-mate Obito Uchiha. He was also very aloof and apathetic to others especially his team-mate Obito who was always late for their missions and would come in tow with a grand excuse. This caused Obito to resent Kakashi; the dynamics between the two would soon change after Obito was mortally wounded during the [[Third Shinobi World War]], with Kakashi and Obito becoming closer friends after [[Rin]] was abducted.
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Since his early childhood, Kakashi was very independent and self-confident, at times even appearing arrogant and condescending. Despite that, Kakashi was very perceptive and intuitive, quickly realising the situation for what it was. From this, he was well-aware of his limits and is willing to work with others to accomplish his tasks. After his father's death, Kakashi became more stern and serious, following all the rules to the letter and chastising any who disobeyed them, like his team-mate Obito. He was also very aloof and apathetic to others especially Obito, who was always late for their missions and would come in tow with a grand excuse. This caused Obito to resent Kakashi; the dynamics between the two would soon change after Obito was mortally wounded during the [[Third Shinobi World War]], with Kakashi and Obito becoming closer friends after [[Rin]] was abducted.
   
Obito's supposed death had a huge impact on Kakashi's personality, adopting many of his friend's cheerful mannerisms such as having greater concern for his team-mates and [[Team Kakashi|students]] over the successful completion of a mission, as well as believing that teamwork is essential to overall success as a team. He has also developed a somewhat carefree personality and is regularly late for appointments, making obvious excuses just like Obito before him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 250, page 12</ref> This is often because he loses track of time during his frequent visits to the [[memorial stone]] where Obito's name is engraved.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 139, page 8</ref> However, Kakashi is still just as apathetic as he was during his youth, often speaking bluntly about sensitive topics.
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Obito's supposed death had a huge impact on Kakashi's personality, adopting many of his friend's cheerful mannerisms such as having greater concern for his team-mates and [[Team Kakashi|students]] over the successful completion of a mission, as well as believing that team-work is essential to overall success as a team. He has also developed a somewhat carefree personality and is regularly late for appointments, making obvious excuses just like Obito before him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 250, page 12</ref> This is often because he loses track of time during his frequent visits to the [[memorial stone]] where Obito's name is engraved.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 139, page 8</ref> However, Kakashi is still just as apathetic as he was during his youth, often speaking bluntly about sensitive topics.
   
Though his childhood was riddled with numerous despairs that took those dear away from him, one being the death of [[Rin]] by his own hand, Kakashi is on the best terms with his childhood friends: [[Guy]], [[Asuma]], and [[Kurenai]], his students and generally with everyone in Konoha to a lesser extent. His devotion to his friends and the rest of Konoha were the motivation to perfect both the [[Chidori]], and its enhanced version [[Lightning Cutter]]. After the formation of Team 7, Kakashi begins taking a special interest in his students' development, especially in the case of Naruto and Sasuke whose rivalry reminded him of his relation to Obito. Like [[Hiruzen]], Kakashi loved all of his students deeply, turning down a mission to stop Naruto and [[Sasuke]] from killing each other. Despite Sasuke allying with [[Orochimaru]], Kakashi shared [[Naruto]]'s hope that they could save him. However, Kakashi became originally distraught about having to kill Sasuke after he became an enemy of Konoha, furiously discarding his hesitation only after Sasuke attempted to kill Sakura without a second thought.
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In the anime, after the death of Rin by his own hands, Kakashi developed [[wikipedia:Posttraumatic stress disorder|post-traumatic stress disorder]], having numerous nightmares of Rin's death and waking up to wash the hand that killed her. Kakashi also occasionally ignored his fellow classmates, especially Guy, whenever he passed by them. Thinking it would ease his pain, Minato convinced Kakashi to join the Anbu. During his time in the Anbu however, Kakashi gained a reputation for his cold-bloodedness, mercilessly killing a shinobi impersonating an Iwa shinobi instead of sparing him for interrogation. His bitterness at losing Rin also made Kakashi easier to manipulate by Danzō into betraying the Third Hokage, claiming he was responsible for the deaths of his team.
   
Kakashi has a rather solitary and matter-of-fact attitude. His calm and detached demeanour has been called "cool, hip, and trendy" many times by [[Might Guy]]. Despite his increasingly growing reputation and prowess as a ninja, Kakashi has shown no signs of arrogance, and is rather modest about his abilities, as shown when he readily praises others for leaps in their combat abilities and stating on more than one occasion that Naruto has surpassed him in power. When suggested by many for him to become Hokage, Kakashi admitted being unworthy but would accept the post for the sake of the village's well being. His naturally calm attitude is used to his advantage in battle, as it becomes easier for him to maintain his composure and stay focused on the situation at hand, and notice everything around him. As a result, he can quickly adjust to any situation to make keen and thought-out decisions, allowing him to stay steps ahead of his opponents.
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Though his childhood was riddled with numerous despairs that took those dear away from him, Kakashi is on the best terms with his childhood friends: [[Guy]], [[Asuma]], and [[Kurenai]], his students and generally with everyone in Konoha to a lesser extent. His devotion to his friends and the rest of Konoha were the motivation to perfect both the [[Chidori]], and its enhanced version [[Lightning Cutter]]. After the formation of Team 7, Kakashi begins taking a special interest in his students' development, especially in the case of [[Naruto]] and [[Sasuke]], whose rivalry reminded him of his relation to Obito. Like [[Hiruzen]], Kakashi loved all of his students deeply, turning down a mission in order to stop Naruto and Sasuke from killing each other. Despite Sasuke allying with [[Orochimaru]], Kakashi shared Naruto's hope that they could save him. However, Kakashi became originally distraught about having to kill Sasuke after he became an enemy of Konoha, especially since he felt that it was his shortcomings as their teacher that attributed to this and Naruto and Sakura's temporary falling out, but then furiously discarded his hesitation after Sasuke attempted to kill Sakura without a second thought.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 483, pages 10-17</ref> However, after Naruto finally managed to make Sasuke let go of his [[Curse of Hatred|anger and darkness]], Kakashi could not help but smile while watching as his students laughing together again after so many years of trials and tribulations. He even used his pull as the new Sixth Hokage to pardon Sasuke of his crimes in his service to ending the war.
   
Despite his calm demeanour, Kakashi does have an emotional side, as he noted during the Fourth Shinobi World War that it took a lot to get him worked up, but when he did, he would go on a merciless rampage against the enemy.<ref name="c524p14">''Naruto'' chapter 524, page 14</ref> He was later horrified at the fact that Tobi was actually his thought to be deceased comrade Obito, to the point that he became momentarily depressed and was no longer reacted to what was occurring on the battlefield.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 15-17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 600, pages 10-15</ref> Despite this, Kakashi was eventually able to snap out of this state with new found resolve, and showed Obito no mercy on the battlefield despite their past friendship.
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Kakashi has a rather solitary, and matter-of-fact attitude. He often displays a bored and unenthusiastic expression. His calm and detached demeanour has been called "cool, hip, and trendy" many times by [[Might Guy]]. Despite his increasingly growing reputation and prowess as a ninja, Kakashi has shown no signs of arrogance, and is rather modest about his abilities, as shown when he readily praises others for leaps in their combat abilities and stating on more than one occasion that Naruto has surpassed him in power. When suggested by many for him to become Hokage, Kakashi openly admitted to feeling unworthy, but would accept the post for the sake of the village's well-being. His naturally calm attitude is used to his advantage in battle, as it becomes easier for him to maintain his composure and stay focused on the situation at hand, and notice everything around him. Even in near-death situations, Kakashi is able to stay collected and resourceful. As a result, he can quickly adjust to any situation to make keen and thought-out decisions, allowing him to stay steps ahead of his opponents.
   
Kakashi has an ongoing, albeit one-sided, somewhat childish rivalry with Guy. In trying to prove himself superior to Kakashi, Guy challenges him to competitions of questionable value ranging from Rock, Paper, Scissors to running races. Guy has a record of 50 wins to 49 losses, which he is particularly proud of, despite these competitions having little accuracy due to their large variations. In the anime, Kakashi has a 51:50 win-lose record. Kakashi, on the other hand, shows very little interest in their competitions, which only further inspires Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". However, Kakashi did show disappointment when he learned that Guy taught [[Lee]] how to open the dangerous [[Eight Gates]], which turned to sympathy when Guy shows how much his student meant to him. Nevertheless, both men are great friends and also have the utmost faith in each other seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] when they entrusted the protection of their blind spots to each other. This was also expanded on in the anime, where Kakashi told Tsunade that he would need a second-in-command during the war and wanted Guy to serve that purpose.
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Despite his usually stoic demeanour, Kakashi does have an emotional side, as he noted during the Fourth Shinobi World War that it took a lot to get him worked up, but when he did, he would go on a merciless rampage against the enemy.<ref name="c524p14">''Naruto'' chapter 524, page 14</ref> True to his teachings to his students, Kakashi as an adult is fiercely loyal to his allies and quick to acknowledge a situation requiring assistance. He is likewise open to people changing, seen from his willingness to work alongside a reformed Kurama despite it killing Kakashi's sensei in Minato.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 610, pages 8</ref> His loyalty, however, also works to his disadvantage. Horrified at learning that Tobi was actually his thought to be deceased comrade Obito, Kakashi became momentarily depressed and no longer reacted to what was occurring on the battlefield.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 15-17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 600, pages 10-15</ref> After getting over the initial shock, while willing to fight Obito, Kakashi could only bring himself to the extent of protecting his allies, too hesitant to perform lethal attacks, even when gaining the upper hand in the fight. Obito noted this came from Kakashi's regret at failing Obito and continued hope to reason with him. As the fight dragged on however, Kakashi came to the realisation that in order to protect Naruto and preserve the memories of how Obito was, he would have to kill the current one.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 635, pages 10-11</ref>
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Kakashi has an ongoing, albeit one-sided, somewhat childish rivalry with Guy. In trying to prove himself superior to Kakashi, Guy regularly challenges him to competitions of questionable value. Kakashi, on the other hand, shows very little interest in their competitions, which only further inspires Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". However, Kakashi did show disappointment when he learned that Guy taught [[Lee]] how to open the dangerous [[Eight Gates]], which turned to sympathy when Guy shows how much his student meant to him. Nevertheless, both men are great friends and also have the utmost faith in each other seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] when they entrusted the protection of their blind spots to each other. This was also expanded on in the anime, where Kakashi told Tsunade that he would need a second-in-command during the war and wanted Guy to serve that purpose.
   
 
[[File:Kakashi Icha Icha.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's obsession with the Icha Icha series.]]
 
[[File:Kakashi Icha Icha.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's obsession with the Icha Icha series.]]
Kakashi is an avid fan of the ''[[Icha Icha]]'' series of novels by [[Jiraiya]], revealing a perverted side. He is typically seen reading one of the books in his spare time, making it the only one of his reportedly several hobbies that is ever seen in the series. He even went and read it during his first [[bell test]] with the newly formed Team 7 as he deemed Naruto too weak of a threat. However, during the second bell test with Naruto and Sakura, Kakashi lost to his students when his love for the book series was used against him and he was forced into covering his ears and closing his eyes to avoid being told the ending of the latest instalment he had yet to read at the time. Despite his fondness for the books, Kakashi is uncomfortable about reading passages to others (even around his [[ninken]]), presumably embarrassed by the adult content (as noted when they were decoding Jiraiya's last message).
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Kakashi is an avid fan of the ''[[Icha Icha]]'' series of novels by [[Jiraiya]], revealing a perverted side. He is typically seen reading one of the books in his spare time, making it the only one of his reportedly several hobbies that is ever seen in the series. He even went and read it during his first [[bell test]] with the newly formed Team 7 as he deemed Naruto too weak of a threat. However, during the second bell test with Naruto and Sakura, Kakashi lost to his students when his love for the book series was used against him and he was forced into covering his ears and closing his eyes to avoid being told the ending of the latest installment he had yet to read at the time. Despite his fondness for the books, Kakashi is uncomfortable about reading passages to others (even around his [[ninken]]), presumably embarrassed by the adult content, as noted when they were decoding Jiraiya's last message.
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Kakashi also appears to carry about a pair of bells attached to a red thread. These same bells are used in his genin survival test when testing Team 7. He's often seen with them and while remembering Obito's words and lessons taught by his sensei.
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Even though he lost his Sharingan and doesn't need to cover up his left eye, Kakashi still maintains the habit.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
[[File:Half Face Kakashi.png|thumb|Kakashi without his mask in the manga.]]
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[[File:Half Face Kakashi.png|thumb|right|Kakashi without his mask.]]
Kakashi is a fair-skinned, fit and relatively tall shinobi. He has spiky white hair, and dark eyes with the left one having a small scar vertically over it. He wears his forehead protector tilted to the left to cover his Sharingan, and a mask which obscures the lower-half of his face. He was once mistaken by [[Chiyo]] for his father Sakumo Hatake, whom he greatly resembles despite the obscured lower-half of his face.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 253, page 9, 12</ref>
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Kakashi is a fit and relatively tall shinobi, with spiky silver hair, and has dark-coloured eyes. Since his first jōnin mission, he obtained a small vertical scar running over his left eye (which was soon replaced by a Sharingan). While yet to be revealed why, since early childhood, Kakashi has worn a mask over the lower-half of his face. In the few instances that Kakashi is seen without his mask, it has been seen that he has a narrow jaw-line; in these instances the parts of his face normally covered by his mask are obstructed from view. In the anime, it is strongly suggested that he is in fact very handsome, as seen from [[Teuchi]] and [[Ayame]]'s reaction to seeing his face.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 101</ref> He was once mistaken by [[Chiyo]] for his father Sakumo Hatake, whom he greatly resembles, despite most of his face being obscured.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 253, page 9, 12</ref> Kakashi's personality is further emphasised by his generally lazy expression, aloof manner, relaxed voice, and minimalist attitude. In serious situations, however, he is shown to have a very stern and intense look.
   
As a child, prior to obtaining his Sharingan, Kakashi wore a simple black outfit with the lower-half of his face concealed. He also wore a green scarf with a simple design on it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 2-3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, pages 3-4</ref> As a genin, he wore another simple black outfit along with an open-front apron around his waist and fish-net armour around his ankles.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, page 12</ref> During the Kakashi Gaiden, he wore a black T-shirt with white stripes in the middle of the sleeves. On his arms he wears black sleeves (which he presumably cut out from his shirt) with metal arm protectors over them. He also has leather straps around his back and chest, and his family's [[White Light Chakra Sabre]] is kept in a small holder out in the back. He also wore pants similar to the ones he wears today. He appears to wear the same type of outfit as a child (as seen in a flashback). However, in another flashback he is shown wearing a sleeveless black shirt similar to one he sometimes wears as an adult. This type of shirt is presumably for casual wear. While an ANBU member, Kakashi wore the standard uniform which consisted of a simple blue suit with the standard flak jacket, strapped up sandals, and arm guards. Along with this he wore plated gloves that went all the way up to his arms with a bandage wrapped around the right one. Along with this he carried a sword strapped to his back and his mask was fashioned to resemble a dog's face with red and black markings around the eyes, sides and mouth.
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[[File:Kakashi Hatake full (Younger).png|thumb|left|Kakashi as a child.]]
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As a child, prior to obtaining his Sharingan, Kakashi wore a simple black outfit. He also wore a scarf with a simple design running along its length to the entrance ceremony,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 2-3</ref> which he would later swap out for a plain, green one.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, pages 3-4</ref> As a genin, he wore another simple black outfit along with an open-front apron around his waist and fish-net armour around his ankles.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, page 12</ref> During his early missions as a jōnin, he wore a black T-shirt with white stripes in the middle of the sleeves. On his arms he wears black sleeves with metal arm protectors over them. He also has leather straps around his back and chest, and his family's [[White Light Chakra Sabre]] is kept in a small holder out in the back. He also wore pants similar to the ones he wears today. He appears to wear the same type of outfit as a child (as seen in a flashback). However, in another flashback he is shown wearing a sleeveless black shirt similar to one he sometimes wears as an adult. This type of shirt is presumably for casual wear. Later as a teenager, he wore a black body suit with a variation of the wartime variant of Konoha's flack jacket prior to the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]].
Kakashi's personality is further emphasised by his generally lazy expression, aloof manner, relaxed voice, and minimalist attitude. In serious situations, however, he is shown to have a very stern and intense look. The cover page for [[Who are You?!|chapter 16]] also shows him wearing a chain necklace. Another noticeable feature to Kakashi, other than his unique left eye, is the thin scar running over it and down to his cheek. When he joined the regular forces Kakashi once again donned the standard attire of the forces and he began wearing shorter metal-plated gloves.
 
   
It has yet to be revealed why Kakashi, even at young age, wore his face mask. Though it does not seem to be an issue in the manga,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 241, page 2</ref> what Kakashi's face looks in its entirety has been a point of interest for his students as they made various attempts in omake specials to see him without the mask. [[Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face!|Episode 101]] is devoted to Team 7 trying to remove their sensei's mask, and suggests that he is in fact very handsome, as seen from [[Teuchi]] and [[Ayame]]'s reaction to seeing his face. In the few instances that Kakashi is seen without his mask, it has been seen that he has a narrow jaw-line; in these instances the parts of his face normally covered by his mask are obstructed from view.
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[[File:Kakashi full.png|thumb|right|Kakashi's full appearance.]]
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While an Anbu member, Kakashi wore the standard uniform which consisted of a simple blue suit with a grey [[flack jacket]], strapped up sandals, and arm guards. Along with this he wore plated gloves that went all the way up to his arms with a bandage wrapped around the right one. Along with this he carried a [[sword]] strapped to his back and his mask was fashioned to resemble a dog's face with red and black markings around the eyes, sides and mouth. In addition, Kakashi has the Anbu tattoo on his left shoulder, and didn't wear a forehead protector during his time at Anbu. In the anime, after becoming an Anbu captain, he also occasionally wore a brown cloak over his uniform.<ref name="ship350" />
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While working as part of the regular forces, Kakashi donned the standard attire of the forces, consisting of an elite Konoha-nin flack jacket, dark blue pants and a long-sleeve shirt with the addition of wearing shorter fingerless gloves with metal plates on the backhand. He also wears a chain necklace.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 16 cover</ref> He also wears his [[forehead protector]] on a simple blue band, tilted to the left to cover the Sharingan, which along with the mask obscuring all by his right eye, only revealing his left eye when ready to use it. During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Kakashi's Sharingan was stolen by [[Madara Uchiha]]. Shortly afterwards, Naruto, using the [[Six Paths Yang Power|power]] he obtained from [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]], restored Kakashi's original left eye.
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Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, his appearance remains essentially the same, with the addition of him now wearing his forehead protector leveled above both his eyes normally. However, his boots now reach his calves and his flack jacket is changed to a simple chest-guard that has clipped-on shoulder pads with high-collars and a dark blue strap across his waist. In addition, he wears a red armband with an Uzumaki crest over his left bicep. After becoming the Sixth Hokage, Kakashi would also at times wear the official uniform. This outfit consists of the customary white triangular hat with a veil covering the back and sides of his head. He also wears the white haori, along with a red, full-length kimono that is tied using a white sash and a white mantle around his shoulders. On the backside of his robe, Kakashi has the kanji for {{translation|'''Sixth Hokage'''|六代目火影|Rokudaime Hokage|lit meaning=Sixth Fire Shadow}} written vertically.<ref>''The Last: Naruto the Movie''</ref>
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Some time after stepping down as Hokage, Kakashi wears a green-coloured variant of his previous chest guard, and has seemingly stopped wearing a headband. He gains slight wrinkles under his eyes, further increasing his resemblance to his father.<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 700, page 13 </ref>
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Kakashi's Raiden.jpg|thumb|left|Kakashi using one of his several unique ninjutsu skills.]]
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[[File:Raiden.png|thumb|right|Kakashi using one of his several unique ninjutsu skills.]]
Kakashi is hailed as a natural genius, evidenced by his meteoric rise through the ninja ranks; graduating from the [[Academy]] top of his class at age 5, becoming a [[chūnin]] at age 6, a [[jōnin]] at age 13, and his high status in [[ANBU]]. Naruto notes that much of Kakashi's battle prowess and skills is greater than his friends who showed exceptional might in their own specific skills.<ref name="betterthan">''Naruto'' chapter 246, page 13</ref> A match for seemingly any opponent, it was also noted by [[Tsunade]] that Kakashi is easily one of Konoha's strongest ninja.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 367, pages 9-10</ref> His various accomplishments have earned him much praise by his fellow Konoha ninja and he holds a position of great influence amongst them. He is frequently given responsibility for important tasks, such as watching Naruto in case the seal of the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] begins to fail as well as being considered the most suitable candidate for the position of [[Hokage]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 450, page 15</ref>
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A match for seemingly any opponent, Kakashi was noted by [[Tsunade]] and [[Jiraiya]] to easily be one of Konoha's strongest ninja.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 367, pages 9-10</ref> His various accomplishments have earned him much renown,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 457, page 8</ref> and praise by his fellow Konoha ninja and he holds a position of great influence amongst them. Kakashi's extensive and varied skill-set allow him to effectively provide invaluable support against opponents of any level in any situation. Since early childhood, Kakashi was hailed as a natural genius, evident by his meteoric rise through the ninja ranks; entering the [[Academy]] on his first try and graduating in a year at top of his class at age 5 (which impressed his sensei Minato),<ref name="NS361">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 361</ref> becoming a [[chūnin]] at age 6, as well as [[jōnin]] and [[Anbu]] captain while still a child. He could even fight back an entire squad of elite Kiri-nin as a child.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 371</ref> He is frequently given responsibility for important tasks, such as keep the seal containing the [[Nine-Tails]] in Naruto intact. For years, Kakashi has been considered by many prominent people to be one of the most suitable candidates for [[Hokage]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 450, page 15</ref> eventually becoming the Sixth Hokage even after recently losing his Sharingan, showing that his abilities haven't weakened. His prowess and reputation as Hokage has even shown much political weight, able to make the rest of the shinobi world respect his views.
   
Other ninja villages are very aware of Kakashi and his abilities,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 457, page 8</ref> and upon meeting him in battle, become afraid or excited by the challenge Kakashi will pose. [[Pain]], an extremely powerful member of [[Akatsuki]], fear that Kakashi would interfere with Akatsuki's plans if left alive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 423, page 7</ref> This was later validated in the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] when Kakashi defeated most of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]] and later hold off several "Version 2" state [[jinchūriki]] together with Might Guy.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 567-568</ref>
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Most enemies grow afraid or excited at the idea of fighting Kakashi and likewise his prowess has earned him great praise from various prominent ninja, such as the [[S-rank]] members of [[Akatsuki]]. [[Itachi Uchiha]] noted that fighting Kakashi alone was dangerous with a high chance of injuries, while [[Pain]], the most powerful member of Akatsuki, viewed Kakashi as a major threat that needed to be eradicated to allow his plans to progress.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 423, page 7</ref> During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Kakashi managed to defeat several famous [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] shinobi, pressure several "Version 2" state [[jinchūriki]], and even defeat the adult [[Obito Uchiha]], whose tutelage under [[Madara Uchiha]] gained him comparable prowess to the legendary Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 567-568</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 10-13</ref> He could even handle himself against the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], as well as the [[Ten-Tails]] itself. <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 610, page 16</ref> After obtaining both Sharingan and the Six Paths Power from Obito,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 3</ref> Kakashi's abilities allowed him to threaten and even harm [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]], the most powerful chakra user in history.
   
 
=== Taijutsu ===
 
=== Taijutsu ===
Kakashi is very adept in [[taijutsu]]. In the anime, as a child, he was skilled enough to draw out his sensei Minato Namikaze in his bell test, managing to touch one of the bells.<ref>''Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref> As an adult, his improved skill was noted to be greater than [[Rock Lee]] in Part I, who is a taijutsu master-in-training.<ref name="betterthan"/> He is also noted to have impressive speed; being able to intercept an opponent even from a distance as seen during the very start of the [[bell test]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 4, pages 17-18</ref> Even when greatly outnumbered by hundreds of shadow clones, he is easily able to defeat them.<ref name="ship3">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 3</ref>
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[[File:Kakashi vs Kakuzu.png|thumb|left|Kakashi going hand-to-hand against Kakuzu.]]
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Kakashi is very adept in [[taijutsu]]. In the anime, as a child, he was skilled enough to hold his own against his sensei, Minato Namikaze, in his bell test, managing to touch one of the bells during the test.<ref name="ReferenceA">''Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref> As an adult, his skills improved considerably, able to easily defeat hundreds of enemies using well-coordinated attack patterns to handle the multiple enemy strikes.<ref name="ship3">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 3</ref> Kakashi can also fight on par with Might Guy, a taijutsu master, ever since childhood. Likewise, from his various challenges against and mission with Guy, Kakashi has copied and developed considerable skill in his friend's [[Strong Fist]]-style and several of its techniques, enough to train others in its usage. He is also noted to have impressive speed; able to intercept an opponent faster than unfocused eyes could follow even from a distance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 4, pages 17-18</ref> His speed allows him to effectively catch his opponents off-guard to quickly strike them down and easily evade attacks. Even against highly experienced assassins, Kakashi can [[Silent Killing|silently]] sneak-up on them, making him prime to strike.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 12, page 17-18</ref> His speed increased considerably in Part II; before the timeskip he had difficulty keeping up with [[Itachi Uchiha]], but he outmanoeuvred him after the timeskip. Kakashi has also shown remarkable reflexes, able to instantly react and effectively manoeuvre out of surreal danger.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 680, page 2</ref>
   
His battle prowess and speed allow him to effectively catch his opponents off-guard to quickly strike them down and easily evade attacks. His speed increased considerably in Part II, before the timeskip he had difficulty keeping up with [[Itachi Uchiha]], but matched the [[Akatsuki]] member after the timeskip. His hand seal prowess has also been noted as being very great, able to perform them at highly difficult speeds to follow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 246, page 13</ref>
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[[File:Kamui Raikiri.png|thumb|right|Kakashi blitzing Kaguya.]]
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Kakashi's speed is further seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], able to enough to outmanoeuvre a Version 2 [[jinchūriki]] despite its [[Sharingan|enhanced]] and [[Rinnegan|multiple]] fields of vision, and even keep pace with [[Might Guy]] using six of the [[Eight Gates]]. Kakashi was even able to blitz, and nearly sever [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]'s arm in one [[Kamui Lightning Cutter|move]], despite having her multiple dōjutsu active.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, pages 8-9</ref> Likewise, his hand seal prowess is very great, able to perform them at highly difficult speeds to follow.<ref name="betterthan">''Naruto'' chapter 246, page 13</ref> He can also open at least one of the Eight Gates,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 93, pages 7-8</ref> a feat that very few shinobi can achieve and, in the anime, utilise advanced techniques derived from it while showing no signs of fatigue afterwards.<ref name="ship3" /><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 85</ref> His raw strength is also noticeably high, able to clash with a physically strong opponent like [[Zabuza Momochi]], who was wielding the rather heavy [[Kubikiribōchō]], simultaneously throw Naruto and Sasuke a large distance, snap one of Nagato's [[chakra receiver]]s with his bare hand, and later easily wield Kubikiribōchō himself with a single hand for extended periods of time.<ref name="c524p13">''Naruto'' chapter 524, page 13</ref> He's shown a rather impressive level of durability and endurance, able to survive [[Nagato]]'s building busting [[Shinra Tensei]] from up close with minimum damage and continue fighting afterwards.
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He is also able to open at least one of the [[Eight Gates]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 93, pages 7-8</ref> a feat that very few ninja are able to achieve. In the anime, he can also utilise advanced techniques derived from it while showing no signs of even fatigue afterwards.<ref name="ship3"/><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 85</ref> His raw strength is also noticeably high, able to in Part I simultaneously throw both Naruto and Sasuke a large distance, and in Part II easily lift and wield the giant blade of [[Zabuza Momochi]], [[Kubikiribōchō]], with a single hand despite its considerable weight.<ref name="c524p13">''Naruto'' chapter 524, page 13</ref>
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=== Genjutsu ===
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[[File:Demonic Illusion Hell Viewing Technique.png|thumb|left|Kakashi subduing Sakura with genjutsu.]]
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While used less often, Kakashi has shown proficient skill in [[genjutsu]], which he can use as a set-up for stronger attacks. His skill in its usage is able to easily deceive most opponents with well-timed diversions, giving them little chance to counter. During the bell test for Team 7, Kakashi was able to use [[Demonic Illusion: Hell Viewing Technique|low-level techniques]] to easily subdue a keen-minded and natural genjutsu-type like Sakura.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 6, pages 12-18</ref> Against most [[Temple of Nirvana Technique|high-level techniques]], he has advanced knowledge of their working, and is able to dispel genjutsu as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 16</ref> He was also able to battle the adult Obito, a potent genjutsu user comparable to [[Shisui Uchiha]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 461 page 11 and chapter 507, pages 12-13</ref> to a standstill.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 1-2</ref>
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=== Ninjutsu ===
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
[[File:Kakashi Using Rasengan.PNG|thumb|right|Kakashi using [[Rasengan]].]]
 
[[File:Kakashi Using Rasengan.PNG|thumb|right|Kakashi using [[Rasengan]].]]
Kakashi primarily relies on his mastery of [[ninjutsu]], of which he has a vast arsenal due to his Sharingan; being noted to have copied over a thousand techniques,<ref name="c12"/> the number has continuously been growing through his many battles. With this arsenal, he can attack or defend against his opponents in numerous manners. He can also enhance his physical tools, [[Chakra Flow|channeling]] [[lightning]]-nature chakra through them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 559, page 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 17</ref> Kakashi is also able to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] a pack of [[ninken|ninja hounds]] to aid him in battle,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 29, pages 15-18</ref> and for other purposes such as tracking down individuals.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 228, page 4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 355, pages 1-2</ref>
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Kakashi primarily relies on his mastery of [[ninjutsu]], possessing both great skill and otherwise knowledge of which he has gained a vast arsenal due in part to his Sharingan; being noted to have copied over a thousand techniques,<ref name="c12" /> the number has continually been growing through his many battles. With this arsenal, he can attack or defend in numerous manners. He can immediately discern what type of technique he has encountered and the nature behind it. While a student under Minato, Kakashi learned among other things how to use the [[Rasengan]]. He also demonstrated noticeable skill since childhood in advanced techniques like the [[Shadow Clone Technique]].<ref name="ReferenceA" />
   
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
[[File:Lightning Cutter.PNG|thumb|left|Kakashi using Lightning Cutter.]]
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[[File:Lightning Cutter.PNG|thumb|left|Kakashi using his signature technique, Lightning Cutter.]]
In addition to the sheer number of techniques he is purported to know, he is also proficient in several [[nature transformation]]s. He has a natural affinity for [[Lightning Release]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 315, page 15</ref> which he mastered before even becoming a jōnin. It became so advanced that it is an attribute enemy ninja identify him by.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 333, page 17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 358, page 5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 3</ref> His prowess with [[Water Release]] techniques is such that he can match specialists like [[Zabuza Momochi]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 15</ref> and perform them without a nearby water source.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 336, page 12</ref> He has used [[Earth Release]] techniques, able to move fast and unnoticed underground or produce large and intricate [[Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall|earthen walls]] rather quickly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 420, page 8</ref> He has also shown considerable skill in [[Fire Release]] techniques,<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 4</ref> and he is otherwise at least knowledgeable enough to train others in [[Wind Release]].
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Kakashi is highly proficient in [[nature transformation]]s, being one of few normal shinobi to learn all five basic elements and likewise learn the unique elemental styles of [[Yin Release]] and [[Yang Release]].<ref name="d4"/> He has a natural affinity for [[Lightning Release]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 315, page 15</ref> which he mastered before even becoming a jōnin. It became so advanced that it is an attribute enemy ninja identify him by.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 333, page 17</ref> His prowess with [[Water Release]] can match specialists like Zabuza<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 15</ref> and he can perform these techniques without a nearby water source.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 336, page 12</ref> In the anime, he could likewise produce a vision impairing [[Hiding in Mist Technique|thick mist]], able to negate most genjutsu while also himself could effectively manoeuvre through.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 15</ref> His [[Earth Release]] prowess lets him move fast and [[Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique|unnoticed underground]] or quickly produce large and intricate [[Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall|earthen walls]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 420, page 8</ref> He showed similar proficiency to this element while still a child.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 375</ref> In the anime, he has also shown considerable skill in [[Fire Release]], able to produce a [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|massive fireball]] able to cause much damage to the area.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 4</ref> In addition, he is knowledgeable enough to train others in [[Wind Release]].
   
When Kakashi learned how to use the Rasengan, he attempted to infuse it with lightning-chakra as it was originally intended to be combined with element chakra, but ultimately failed. However, he used the same theoretical principle to create the [[Chidori]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 321, pages 7-10</ref> which he later refines the Chidori into the far stronger [[Lightning Cutter]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 113, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 3</ref> He can also enlist the aid of a [[shadow clone]], to create a [[Lightning Transmission|lightning chain]] able to cut through even a [[jinchūriki]]'s [[chakra arms]] in a "Version 2" state.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 4</ref> He can also create a [[Lightning Release Shadow Clone|lightning-infused clone]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 422, page 15</ref> and [[Lightning Beast Running Technique|hound]] via his manipulation of lightning-chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 421, page 13</ref>
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When Kakashi learned Rasengan, he attempted to infuse it with lightning-chakra as it was intended to be combined with elemental chakra, but ultimately failed. However, he used the same theoretical principle to create the [[Chidori]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 321, pages 7-10</ref> which he later refined into the far stronger [[Lightning Cutter]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 3</ref> Kakashi has a large array of Lightning Release techniques. He can work with a [[shadow clone]] to create a [[Lightning Transmission|lightning chain]] that increases his attack range and strength to even cut through a "Version 2" [[jinchūriki]]'s [[chakra arms]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 4</ref> He can also create a [[Lightning Release: Shadow Clone Technique|lightning-infused clone]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 422, page 15</ref> and [[Lightning Release: Lightning Beast Tracking Fang|hound]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 421, page 13</ref> Utilising the Six Paths Power given to him by Obito, Kakashi is able to enhance his Lighting Cutter, producing a black and more powerful variation of it, strong enough to damage even the likes of Kaguya.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 10</ref> Using the Sharingan, Kakashi can perform Kamui [[Kamui Lightning Cutter|in unison]] with this new Lightning Cutter, greatly reducing the resistance to his attack.
   
=== Genjutsu ===
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While used less often, he has also shown skill in [[genjutsu]], which he can use as a set-up for stronger attacks. His skill in its usage is able to easily deceive most opponents with well-timed diversions, giving his opponents little chance to counter. During the bell test for Team 7, Kakashi was able to use [[Demonic Illusion: Hell Viewing Technique|low-level techniques]] to easily subdue a keen-minded and natural genjutsu-type like Sakura.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 6, pages 12-18</ref> Against high-level genjutsu such as the [[Temple of Nirvana Technique]], he has advanced knowledge of their working, and is able to dispel genjutsu as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 16</ref>
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[[File:Kakashi cuts Jinin Akebino.png|thumb|right|Kakashi wielding the Kubikiribōchō.]]
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Kakashi is a highly-skilled user in a large variety of weapons such as bows and arrows, [[kusarigama]], [[Wikipedia:Kusari-fundo|chains]], [[wire strings]] and others. Since early childhood, Kakashi had highly proficient skill in kenjutsu, able to wield his father's [[White Light Chakra Sabre|signature tantō]] effectively enough to be mistaken for Sakumo. Due to his Anbu background, Kakashi's sword skill was especially improved and became very adaptable, able to effectively use the Kubikiribōchō,<ref name="c524p13" /> a blade of unique shape with noticeable size and weight, to defeat kenjutsu specialists like the [[Seven Mist Swordsmen]].<ref name="ship284">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 284</ref> He can also enhance his physical tools by [[Chakra Flow|channelling]] [[lightning]]-nature chakra through them, gaining enough power to pierce clean through large rocks.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 559, page 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 17</ref> He also has considerable skill in [[shurikenjutsu]] able to pin down an opponent with a quick barrage of kunai and even effectively launch kunai with a well-placed kick.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 375</ref> Likewise at close-range, he has great dexterity in simultaneously wielding one in each hand. Against skilled melee-fighters such as Zabuza and [[Hidan]] armed with their respective unique weapons, Kakashi could fend each off with a single kunai. Kakashi can also apply this skill to [[Susanoo]], able to quickly launch a large barrage of shuriken with very precise aim.
   
=== Sharingan ===
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[[File:Kakashi's Sharingan.png|thumb|Kakashi's Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Ninken summoned to search Orochi.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's ninken.]]
Kakashi's most distinguishing ability is his [[Sharingan]], a gift from his friend [[Obito Uchiha]], as its ability to have him to copy nearly any technique used against him gave him the moniker {{Translation|'''Copy Ninja Kakashi'''|コピー忍者のカカシ|Kopī Ninja no Kakashi}} while seeing through any deception, give hypnotic suggestions, perform [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]], and predict his opponent's movements or knock them out.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 15, pages 12-15</ref> This was seen in action twice, once against [[Zabuza Momochi]] and then against on [[Root]] members sent to watch Naruto.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 456, page 8</ref> This eye also gives Kakashi a heightened visual perception to his surroundings. This allows Kakashi to overcome the normal tunnel-effect caused from extreme speeds, also allowing him to use his Lightning Cutter to its fullest while still able to see his opponents clearly.
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Kakashi is able to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] a pack of [[ninken|ninja hounds]] of various breeds. Much like his combat skills, Kakashi's use of these summons is highly versatile, ranging from attacking and restraining his opponents. He can combine his Summoning Technique and his [[Earth Release]] skills to have his hounds [[Summoning Technique: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique|burrow and erupt from the ground]] in order to help subdue his enemies.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 29, pages 15-18</ref> Aside from offensive purposes, Kakashi's pack is also highly skilled in tracking down targets,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 228, page 4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 355, pages 1-2</ref> and delivering messages.
   
However, because Kakashi is not of [[Uchiha]] blood and cannot deactivate it, he uses a massive amount of chakra to utilise his Sharingan, keeping it covered when not in battle and taking extended bed rest from using it extensively. Because of this, Kakashi only relies on it when he feels it is an absolute necessity. Despite his handicap with the Sharingan, he is very skilled in using it; [[Itachi Uchiha]], a true heir and master of the Sharingan, acknowledged Kakashi's proficiency with the Sharingan compared to most true Sharingan wielders.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 142, page 13</ref>
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[[File:Kakashi's Sharingan.png|thumb|right|Kakashi's Sharingan.]]
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Kakashi's most distinguishing ability is the [[Sharingan]], an advanced dōjutsu which replaced his original left eye, and was given to him by his friend [[Obito Uchiha]]. Since getting this eye transplanted into him, Kakashi has gained much fame for his usage of its various abilities, earning him the nickname {{Translation|'''Kakashi of the Sharingan'''|写輪眼のカカシ|Sharingan no Kakashi}}. He is very skilled in its usage, having been selected to train both [[Sasuke]] and [[Itachi Uchiha]] to help develop their own dōjutsu,<ref name="NS361" /> and likewise was noted by various prominent Uchiha to have greater proficiency than most true Sharingan wielders.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 142, page 13</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 214</ref><ref name="Naruto chapter 608, page 7">''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 7</ref> His most notable feat with this power is copying nearly any technique near him, also becoming known as the {{Translation|'''Copy Ninja'''|コピー忍者|Kopī Ninja}}. Other abilities Kakashi gained through the Sharingan is performing instant [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu with just eye-contact]], able to battle back an adult Obito through a repeated stalemate of illusionary fighting until he himself asked that they stop this routine.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 636, page 2</ref> The Sharingan also grants Kakashi advanced analysing of the environment, and predicting his opponent's next move.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 15, pages 12-15</ref> With his heightened visual perception to his surroundings, he can effectively perform the Chidori and [[Lightning Cutter]] with no fear of counterattacks.
   
When he first received the Sharingan it had only two tomoe. Some time after this, the traumatic loss of his dear friend Rin caused Kakashi's Sharingan to fully mature.<ref name="mature">''Naruto'' 605, page 4</ref> In addition, Kakashi has extended the duration of time he can sustain using the Sharingan. In Part I, he could only handle using it for a short while in battle while suffering somewhat crippling effects such as severe fatigue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 16, page 10</ref> In Part II, he is seen using it for seemingly a day while testing Naruto and Sakura without any adverse effects.
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When he first received the Sharingan it had only two [[tomoe]]. Later, the traumatic loss of his dear friend [[Rin Nohara]] caused Kakashi's Sharingan to fully mature.<ref name="mature">''Naruto'' 605, page 4</ref> Because he is not an [[Uchiha]] however, Kakashi was unable to deactivate this dōjutsu. This forced him keep it covered when not needed as it also consumed a much greater reserves of chakra than an Uchiha, which leave him bedridden if overused. Because of this, Kakashi only relied on it when absolute necessary. In Part I, he could only handle using it for a short while in battle before suffering somewhat crippling effects and severe fatigue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 16, page 10</ref> In Part II, his efficiency with maintaining it greatly increased, able to use it for seemingly an entire day without any adverse effects.
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In order to gain access to the other dimension, Madara Uchiha stole Kakashi's Sharingan,<ref name="sharingangone">''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 15-17</ref> thus stripping Kakashi of all of its powers. After Obito died with both his original eyes, his soul shortly returned to the living world and entered Kakashi's subconscious, where he transferred his chakra and both Sharingan to Kakashi, whose left eye was restored by Naruto.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, page 12</ref> This allowed Kakashi to manifest the power in both his own original eyes, allowing him to use the full strength of the set.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 688, pages 4-6</ref> Also, with the Six Paths Chakra Obito transferred to Kakashi, his Sharingan was noted to be much stronger.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 1-3</ref> After Obito departed for the Pure Land, his Sharingan faded from Kakashi's eyes.
   
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
[[File:KakashiMangekyōSharinganAnime.jpg|thumb|left|Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Kakashi awakened his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] after killing [[Rin]],<ref name="mature"/> though seemed unaware of its awakening until years later.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 257, page 19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 276, page 2</ref> With it he can perform [[Kamui]]: a technique that creates a space-time barrier in the form of a swirling void that sucks any target he focuses his eye on to [[Other Dimension|another dimension]] and also bring them back; even transporting them to a new location in some instances. Originally, Kakashi lacked proper control to hit his target properly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 276, page 10</ref> His skill later improved greatly, able to successfully warp small, fast-moving, or multiple targets in rapid succession as seen against Pain,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 424, pages 16-17</ref> and Sasuke Uchiha respectively.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> Even Obito Uchiha, a former ally and master of Kamui, openly acknowledged Kakashi's great skill with the technique.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 7</ref> While battling Obito, Kakashi attempted to use Kamui to behead the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]: an object of significant size and mass, failing only because of Obito's intervention.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 13-14</ref> His finesse allows him to safely warp chakra-based techniques, like the [[Rasengan]], or even [[shadow clone]]s without disrupting them, at such speed that Obito himself was fooled into believing Kakashi failed and dispelled the technique instead.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 12-15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 11-17</ref> While originally demonstrating only long-range use, Kakashi is also able to use Kamui at a short-range, even on targets as large as a full-sized tailed beast like [[Gyūki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 610, page 13</ref> Kakashi's new proficiency with Kamui is even able to teleport himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 609, page 12</ref>
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Originally, Kakashi awakened the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] in his left eye after unintentionally killing Rin,<ref name="mature" /> though he seemed unaware of its awakening until years later.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 257, page 19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 276, page 2</ref> Its design is three stretched triangles evenly spaced around the pupil that each curve at the top around the eye to form a circle, making it similar to a pinwheel.<!-- Do NOT add that Kakashi's Mangekyō had inverted colours when he fought Sasuke, that's an animation mistake. --> After Madara stole Kakashi's Sharingan, Obito later transferred his full dōjutsu's power into Kakashi, and with it the ability to manifest the Mangekyō Sharingan in both his original eyes. With this dōjutsu, Kakashi can perform [[Kamui]]: a space-time technique that creates a barrier in the form of a swirling void that sucks any target he focuses his eye on to [[Other Dimension|another dimension]] and also brings them back; even transporting them to a new location. With both eyes focusing on the same target, this process works twice as fast.
   
Kamui's chakra requirements are even greater than those of the standard Sharingan, such that initially he had to be hospitalised for a week after using it three times in one day.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 278, page 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 282, page 2</ref> By his battle against Obito however, his mastery of this technique improved further, able to use it at least five times, three of which in quick succession (along with other chakra-taxing techniques like the [[Lightning Cutter]]) and still had enough strength left to act. Afterwards, though tired, he remarked that he retained enough chakra to use the technique a few more times, and only after the fourth use did he start experiencing the immediate side effects. He is also aware of other Mangekyō Sharingan techniques<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 396, page 5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 7</ref> as well as the risks the dōjutsu poses to the user's eyesight.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 257, page 9</ref><!-- Do NOT add that Kakashi's Mangekyō had inverted colours when he fought Sasuke, that's an animation mistake. -->
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[[File:Kamui.png|thumb|right|Kakashi using Kamui from a distance on Deidara.]]
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Each eye possesses a different variation of Kamui. With his left eye, Kakashi can perform it at long-range to warp targets within his line of sight and without having to make physical contact. Initially, he lacked proper control to accurately hit moving targets.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 276, page 10</ref> His skill and aim would later improve greatly, being able to successfully warp small, fast-moving, or multiple targets in rapid succession as seen against Pain,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 424, pages 16-17</ref> and Sasuke respectively.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> His finesse also allows him to safely warp chakra-based techniques, like the [[Rasengan]] or [[shadow clone]]s without disrupting them, at such speed that Obito himself was fooled into believing the techniques were dispelled.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 12-15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 11-17</ref> Obito, who had mastered a variation of Kamui, openly acknowledged Kakashi's great skill with the technique.<ref name="Naruto chapter 608, page 7" /> Kakashi has even attempted to use Kamui to behead the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]: an object of significant size and mass, multiple times, failing only because of external intervention.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 13-14</ref> After learning of the connection between both eyes, Kakashi could later teleport himself with the left eye,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 609, page 12</ref> and precisely choose a location to return to.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 655, page 3</ref>
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[[File:Kakashi phases through attack.png|thumb|left|Kakashi phases through Kaguya's attack.]]
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With his right eye, Kakashi can perform the short-ranged Kamui. With it, akin to intangibility, Kakashi can overlap any and all parts of his body with Kamui's dimension, making all other targets seamlessly pass through him and leaving him completely unharmed<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 9</ref> When used in conjunction with offensive techniques, Kakashi can allow portioned parts of his body to remain tangible, while the rest intangible, to minimise the risk of counter-attacks. Kakashi is also very knowledgeable of the other Mangekyō Sharingan techniques<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 396, page 5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 7</ref> as well as the risks the dōjutsu poses to the user's eyesight.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 257, page 9</ref>
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[[File:Kakashi Susanoo.png|thumb|right|Kakashi's Complete Body Susanoo.]]
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From manifesting the Mangekyō form in each of his own eyes and unlocking both Kamui variations between them, Kakashi also became able to perform [[Susanoo]]. While just recently obtained, Kakashi could fully manifest it and "stabilise" it into its Complete Body form. In this form, it is able to fly and despite its immense size, has enough dexterity to carefully hold someone in its hand and move about extremely fast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 688, page 16-17</ref> When needed, Susanoo can carry others inside it alongside Kakashi. It can also manifest a sword or shuriken, able to use the latter in unison with Kamui to [[Kamui Shuriken|warp]] whatever targets they hit to another location.
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Because he is not an Uchiha, Kakashi's chakra requirements for his Mangekyō techniques is considerably higher, and initially he had to be hospitalised for a week after using it three times in one day.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 278, page 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 282, page 2</ref> By the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Kakashi's mastery could use it five times, three of which in quick succession (along with multiple other chakra-taxing techniques) and still had enough strength left to fight and use it at least a few more times. Even after just starting to experience the immediate side effects, Kakashi quickly recovered from them somewhat. At the same time, repeated use of Kamui strained Kakashi's Sharingan, ultimately causing it to bleed and temporarily blur his sight, requiring him to get closer for better aim. After gaining the ability to manifest the Sharingan within his own eyes and some of the Six Paths power, Kakashi has no longer shown any visible burden on his chakra reserves from using Kamui, allowing him to perform the technique multiple times with no apparent problems.
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=== Intelligence ===
 
=== Intelligence ===
Repeatedly, Kakashi has shown himself to be a very shrewd and resourceful man. By the age of 13, Kakashi had enough experience on the battlefield to detect a hiding enemy's presence, impressing his sensei, Minato.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 239, page 16</ref> Kakashi has even been noted to be smarter than [[Shikamaru Nara]] in Part I: a ninja well-known for his insightful, and calculating nature.<ref name="betterthan" /> His instincts also allow him to calmly effectively perceive and react to any incoming danger. Kakashi's intellect has proven itself against various S-rank ninja, including members of Akatsuki, showing unsurpassed perceptive and analytical skills,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, page 2</ref> able to quickly and single-handedly deduce the workings of the most mysterious enemy techniques and plot successful diversions in order to verify his theories (most of the time proving them correct). He is aided in this regard by his calm personality, which allows him to handle a given situation with some detachment.
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Repeatedly, Kakashi has proven himself to be a very shrewd and resourceful man, regularly having his opinion asked for by Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage. While still a young child, Kakashi's instincts and experience could detect a hiding enemy's presence, impressing his sensei, Minato,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 239, page 16</ref> and in the anime deceive Orochimaru, greatly injuring the Sannin in the process.<ref name="NS352" /> Kakashi has even been noted to be smarter than [[Shikamaru Nara]], a ninja well-known for his insightful and calculating nature.<ref name="betterthan" /> Kakashi is noted to be very persuasive speaker, though his arguments are more of a logical nature. He is very capable in deception, regularly using his opponents' own tactics against them. He is also good at discerning the emotional nature of people and determining the source of their emotions as demonstrated in his thoughts about Obito.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 650, pages 11-12</ref> Kakashi's intellect has proven itself against various S-rank ninja, showing undeniable perceptive and analytical skills,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, page 2</ref> able to quickly and single-handedly deduce the workings of the most mysterious enemy techniques and near instantly plot successful diversions in order to verify his theories (most of the time proving them correct). He is aided, in this regard, by his calm personality, which allows him to handle a given situation with some detachment.
   
His long career as a jōnin, and formerly as an ANBU, have only expanded his knowledge, allowing him to handle virtually any situation. For these reasons Kakashi has been assigned to a variety of teams — always as the leader — and he is always able to work well with his team-mates. [[Chōza Akimichi]] attributes Kakashi's success to his approach to battles: he avoids direct combat by using misdirection and clones until he can determine the opponent's skills, at which point he modifies his tactics to fit the situation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 423, page 1</ref> Kakashi has also shown repeatedly to be a highly capable teacher. He has come up with various unorthodox methods to help his students produce impressive leaps in their abilities in weeks what would normally take months if not years of intense training.
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His long career as a jōnin, and formerly as an Anbu, have only expanded his knowledge, allowing him to handle virtually any situation. For these reasons Kakashi has been assigned to a variety of teams — always as the leader — and he is always able to work well with his team-mates. [[Chōza Akimichi]] attributes Kakashi's success to his approach to battles: he avoids direct combat by using misdirection and clones until he can determine the opponent's skills, at which point he modifies his tactics to fit the situation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 423, page 1</ref> Kakashi's leadership abilities were even acknowledged by [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]. Kakashi has also shown repeatedly to be a highly capable teacher. He has come up with various unorthodox methods to help his students produce impressive leaps in their abilities in weeks what would normally take months if not years of intense training.
   
=== Chakra Prowess ===
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=== Chakra ===
Originally, Kakashi's primary weakness was his barely average reserves of chakra and stamina. He could only maintain his [[Sharingan]] for a short time, quickly tiring out from overusing it and ultimately collapsing, followed by great difficulty to even stand for days. He also claimed he could only use his signature technique, [[Lightning Cutter]], four times in a single day before it wouldn't work. To compensate for this, Kakashi possesses very refined chakra control, allowing him to use multiple techniques quickly with the minimum necessary chakra and to their highest level. Kakashi’s control also allows him to perform various techniques, usually lightning-based, with few to no hand seals.
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Kakashi is noted to have very strong chakra, able to be visibly seen by the naked eye when focusing enough of it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 30, page 4</ref> Despite the natural strength of it, originally, Kakashi's primary weakness was his reserves of chakra and stamina being average. He could only maintain his [[Sharingan]] for a short time, quickly tiring out from overusing it and ultimately collapsing if used too long, followed by great difficulty to even stand for days. He also could only use his signature technique, [[Lightning Cutter]], four times in a single day. To somewhat compensate for these limited reserves, Kakashi possesses very refined chakra control, allowing him to use multiple techniques quickly with the minimum necessary chakra and to their highest level. Kakashi's control also allows him to perform various techniques, usually lightning-based, with few to no hand seals, leaving little time for enemies to react.
   
Over the course of the series, his reserves improved considerably to extend his timespan and versatility to fight multiple high-level opponents. By Part II, he can maintain his Sharingan for an entire day and utilise several chakra-taxing techniques in quick succession unfazed, including his Lightning Cutter at least six times. His chakra reserves development is best seen with his Mangekyō Sharingan technique, [[Kamui]]. Originally, a single use tired him greatly. Using it more than twice in a single day would leave him crippled for over a week. By the time of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he was able to fight throughout an entire day right before going to fight against [[Obito Uchiha|Tobi]] and his [[Six Paths of Pain]] which comprised of [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[jinchūriki]]. Once arriving, he was able to use Kamui several times in quick succession before finally collapsing as his eye started bleeding. Shortly afterwards, he recovered enough to stand up on his own and soon leapt back into action, using Kamui yet again, along with several other chakra-taxing techniques.
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Over time, Kakashi's chakra reserves improved considerably to extend his timespan and versatility to fight multiple high-level opponents. By Part II, he can maintain his Sharingan for an entire day and utilise several chakra-taxing techniques in quick succession unfazed, including his Lightning Cutter at least six times and in each hand simultaenously. His chakra reserves development is best seen with his Mangekyō Sharingan technique, [[Kamui]]. Originally, a single use tired him greatly and using it more than twice in a single day left him crippled for over a week. By the time of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he was able to fight throughout an entire day right before going to fight against [[Tobi]] and his [[Six Paths of Pain]] which comprised of [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[jinchūriki]]. Once arriving, he was able to use Kamui several times in quick succession before finally collapsing as his eye started bleeding. Shortly afterwards, he recovered enough to stand up on his own and soon leapt back into action, using Kamui yet again, along with several other chakra-taxing techniques.
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After Obito's death, along with the power of his dōjutsu, he gave to Kakashi his chakra and the Six Paths Power he received as the [[Ten-Tails]]' jinchuriki. From these gifts, Kakashi's chakra reserves became great enough to manifest a "stabilised" Perfect Susanoo and use Kamui multiple times with no signs of fatigue. It can also augment his techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 9</ref>
   
 
=== Other Skills ===
 
=== Other Skills ===
[[File:Ninken.jpg|thumb|right|Kakashi's ninken.]]
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[[File:Curse Sealing Step 1.PNG|thumb|left|Kakashi using his Evil Sealing Method on Sasuke.]]
A man who epitomises versatility, Kakashi's expertise is not limited to the three major ninja skill sets, as he is renowned for his tracking abilities and has otherwise displayed proficiency with trap-making, survival, stealth, and assassination. Kakashi has also developed considerable prowess in [[fūinjutsu]], something that [[Orochimaru]] found impressive given Kakashi's age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 69, page 9</ref> He is also a highly-skilled user in a large variety of weapons, especially in kenjutsu due to his ANBU background. His weapon-skills are also very adaptable, even able to effectively use [[Kubikiribōchō]],<ref name="c524p13"/> a blade of unique shape with noticeable size and weight, even use it to defeat kenjutsu specialists like the [[Seven Mist Swordsmen]].<ref name="ship284">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 284</ref> Kakashi is also noted to have a better sense of smell than [[Kiba Inuzuka]] did in Part I, a noteworthy member of a clan with canine-like senses.<ref name="betterthan" /> Even without sight, Kakashi is still a highly formidable fighter, able to use his other senses and knowledge of his surroundings, allies, and enemies to perceive the situation and overwhelm his opponents.<ref name="ship288"/>
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A man who epitomises versatility, Kakashi's expertise is not limited to the three major ninja skill sets; he is renowned for his tracking abilities and has otherwise displayed proficiency with trap-making, medical, survival, escapism, stealth, subterfuge, and assassination. Kakashi is also noted to have a better sense of smell than [[Kiba Inuzuka]] did in Part I, a noteworthy member of a clan with canine-like senses.<ref name="betterthan" /> Even without sight, Kakashi is still a highly formidable fighter, able to use his other senses and knowledge of his surroundings, allies, and enemies to perceive the situation and overwhelm his opponents.<ref name="ship288" /> Kakashi has also developed considerable prowess in [[fūinjutsu]], something that [[Orochimaru]] found impressive given Kakashi's age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 69, page 9</ref>
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== Part I ==
 
== Part I ==
=== Introduction Arc ===
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=== Prologue — Land of Waves ===
[[File:Teamkakashi.jpg|thumb|left|The official team photo for Team 7.]]
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[[File:Teamkakashi.jpg|thumb|right|The official team photo for Team 7.]]
Although later earning status as a jōnin-sensei, Kakashi developed a reputation throughout the academy for having exceedingly high standards on who he would train, and failing every potential genin team that took the survival training exam he proctored. When he was given the next potential [[Team 7]] which consisted of [[Naruto Uzumaki]], [[Sasuke Uchiha]], and [[Sakura Haruno]] he gave them a [[bell test]], requiring the three of them to obtain at least one bell that he keeps on his waist. With only two bells available and three genin present, his students believed the test to be a competition against each other and so they worked independently in the attempt to take a bell.
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Kakashi later learned of his next potential [[Team 7]] which consisted of [[Naruto Uzumaki]], [[Sasuke Uchiha]], and [[Sakura Haruno]]. In the anime he visited their homes accompanied by Hiruzen. Kakashi was chosen specifically by [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]] to be the leader of Team 7 because of Naruto and Sasuke. Kakashi's duty in addition to training the team was also to keep the [[Nine-Tails]] in Naruto contained. As for Sasuke, Kakashi was tasked with ensuring the rage-filled ninja does not tread a dark path plus help him awaken and master his Sharingan, since they had similar traits that would allow Kakashi to better understand him. Kakashi questioned Hiruzen about the nature of his team, who voiced his belief that Kakashi could help them understand true team-work. He was also met with by Tenzo, who noted a positive change in Kakashi and reminded his senior he was late to meet his new students. Upon meeting them, noticing that an eraser was set up to hit him as a prank, Kakashi let it happen to test his new students' respective personalities and was displeased, noting no signs of teamwork.<ref name="NS361" />
   
Each of the young ninja try their own methods to getting a bell, only for Kakashi to easily defeat them. After Team 7 failed their test, Kakashi was quick to express how displeased he was with their performance. After belittling each of their performances, he revealed the true goal of this test: teamwork. After explaining the importance of teamwork and seeing how ashamed they were at their performance, Kakashi decided to give Team 7 one more chance to act as a team, and let them take a break for lunch. However, Naruto, having earlier tried to steal their lunches, was forbidden to eat. Deciding that they would need Naruto in peak condition if they were to work together, Sasuke and Sakura gave him food anyway. Kakashi witnessed this act and immediately confronted them, feigning anger that they disobeyed him, before passing them. The newly formed team explained that they needed to work as a team first before anything else. He then congratulated them on being the first team to pass under him after revealing the true objective of the test: teamwork and loyalty to your team-mates.
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During the test, each of the young ninja try their own methods to getting a bell, only for Kakashi to easily defeat them. After Team 7 failed their test, Kakashi was quick to express his displeasure at their performance and that true goal was team-work. After explaining the importance of team-work and seeing how ashamed they were at their performance, Kakashi decided to give Team 7 one more chance to act as a team, and let them take a break for lunch. However, Naruto, having earlier tried to steal their lunches, was forbidden to eat with a severe penalty for anybody feeding him. When he watches Sasuke and Sakura giving Naruto their food to have him in peak condition from afar, he was amazed at the sudden change, impressed with their decision and decided to test their commitment. Determined to make his rookie team proud, Kakashi immediately confronted them while feigning anger.<ref name="NS361" /> As the trio defiantly stand up to him on the grounds that they are a team, a delighted Kakashi passes them on the ground they placed loyalty amongst comrades first, finally able to start putting his own demons to rest.
   
It was later revealed that Kakashi was chosen specifically to be the leader of Team 7 because of Naruto and Sasuke. Kakashi's duty in addition to training the team was also to keep the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] in Naruto contained, and to keep Sasuke from walking down a dark path, since they had similar traits that would allow Kakashi to better understand him.
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After completing a number of [[D-rank]] missions, [[Team 7]], at Naruto's insistence get assigned a somewhat more difficult [[C-rank]] task of escorting the bridge-builder [[Tazuna]] to the [[Land of Waves]]. Noticing they were about to be ambushed en route by the [[Demon Brothers]], Kakashi faked his death to determine if their target was his team or Tazuna. Easily defeated them upon seeing them attempt to kill the bridge builder, Kakashi realised that Tazuna has not been completely honest of the mission and threatens Tazuna to tell them the truth. After hearing Tazuna's goal to build a bridge to free his country from the tyranny of [[Gatō]], despite the mission now being more of an [[A-rank]] or [[B-rank]], Kakashi decides for his group to remain until the bridge was complete.
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=== Land of Waves Arc ===
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[[File:Kakashi And Zabuza Battling.PNG|thumb|left|Kakashi vs. Zabuza.]]
After completing a number of easy [[D-rank]] missions, [[Team 7]], at Naruto's insistence, was assigned a somewhat more difficult [[C-rank]] task of escorting the bridge-builder [[Tazuna]] to the [[Land of Waves]]. They were attacked en route by the [[Demon Brothers]]. After Kakashi easily defeated them, he realised that there was more to the mission than a simple escort, and convinced Tazuna to tell them the truth, that the Land of Waves was under the tyranny of [[Gatō]]. Tazuna hoped to build a bridge that would free the country, and had thus garnered Gatō's assassination attempts. Even though the mission was far more dangerous than what they had been initially assigned (A-rank, B-rank [[jōnin]] difficulty), Team 7 agreed to act as his bodyguard until the bridge was complete.
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Upon arriving in the Land of Waves, Team 7 was attacked by [[Zabuza Momochi]], a missing-nin of [[Kirigakure]] and former [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]] member who is under Gatō's employment. Despite his Sharingan, combined with his need to protect his students from the more experienced ninja, Kakashi finds himself trapped in a [[Water Prison Technique|water prison]]. Luckily, Naruto and Sasuke orchestrate a gambit to free him. From there, using both his Sharingan and psychological warfare, Kakashi placed Zabuza at a disadvantage until a young Kirigakure [[hunter-nin]] named [[Haku]] stepped in and appeared to kill Zabuza before dragging him away for disposal. While forced to recuperate from his Sharingan overuse, Kakashi realises that Haku might have faked Zabuza's death to save him, deciding to train Team 7 in perfecting their [[chakra]] control for a week until they can resume bodyguard duty.
   
Upon arriving in the Land of Waves, Team 7 was attacked by [[Zabuza Momochi]], another of Gatō's hired assassins and an ex-member of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]]. Zabuza's superior experience with water-based techniques, combined with Kakashi's focus on protecting his team-mates, allowed him to catch Kakashi off guard, resulting in Zabuza trapping Kakashi with a [[Water Prison Technique|water prison]]. Kakashi pleaded with his students to flee with Tazuna, but they instead chose to work together, and managed to free him. Using his Sharingan, Kakashi was able to turn the tide against Zabuza. Before Kakashi could land a killing blow, a boy named [[Haku]] stepped in, and appeared to kill Zabuza first. He then took Zabuza's body away, claiming that he was a [[Kirigakure]] [[hunter-nin]] and would dispose of it, after which Kakashi collapsed from exhaustion due to overuse of his Sharingan.
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[[File:Kakashi stabs Haku.png|thumb|right|Kakashi impales Haku.]]
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Once at the bridge, Kakashi's suspicions are confirmed when Team 7 is confronted by Zabuza and Haku. While their wards battle, Kakashi once more battles Zabuza as he learned to counter him with his [[Hiding in Mist Technique]] to keep him from falling prey to Kakashi's Sharingan. In response, Kakashi summons his [[ninken]] [[Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique|underground]] to locate and pin down Zabuza to finish him off with a [[Lightning Cutter]]. However, Haku uses himself as a human shield and took the fatal blow intended for Zabuza. But despite Haku's sacrifice, Kakashi had the upper hand until Gatō and his crew arrive to wipe out everyone. After seeing the gravely wounded Zabuza managing to kill Gatō, Kakashi used his [[Multiple Shadow Clone Technique]] to scare the other criminals. As Zabuza died, he asked Kakashi to bring his body beside Haku's before he passed away. As Naruto tells Kakashi Haku was born in a "snowy village", Kakashi believes Zabuza really will go to where Haku has gone. Kakashi buried them alongside each other before returning to [[Konoha]] with Team 7, as the bridge is completed.
   
[[File:Kakashi And Zabuza Battling.PNG|thumb|Kakashi vs. Zabuza.]]
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In the anime, Team Kakashi noticed an Anbu team escorting a street performer into the village who [[Inoichi Yamanaka|Inoichi]] revealed was intact a ninja from the [[Jōmae Village]]. After learning Kakashi had history with Hanare, he decided that he would gather intel on her. As Kakashi began to get Hanare to open up, she revealed how she met Kakashi. Kakashi's students who were spying, came crashing out of the tree, landing on Kakashi and Hanare causing them to accidentally kiss, and in the process revealing his Sharingan. Later, Konoha received word that the Jōmae Village had captured a Konoha ninja and demanded an exchange for Hanare. At the exchange, a trap was set, forcing both sides to engage in battle leading to Kakashi going after Hanare. Upon cornering her, Kakashi revealed that he knows Hanare has a [[Eye Mind Reading|special mind reading technique]] that lets her look into an individual's mind and used it to read Inoichi's mind while he probed her. Kakashi realised this when his Sharingan was accidentally revealed and copied her technique. After expressing her enjoyment while in Konoha, Kakashi decided not to kill her and chose to let her go.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 191</ref>
Realising that Haku might have faked Zabuza's death to save him, Kakashi trained Team 7 to gain better [[chakra]] control while recuperating. In a week, they had mastered the training, and thus resumed their bodyguard duty. At the bridge they were confronted by Zabuza and Haku, confirming Kakashi's suspicions. While Haku engaged Naruto and Sasuke, Kakashi fought Zabuza.
 
   
[[File:Haku Protecting Zabuza.PNG|thumb|left|Kakashi impales Haku.]]
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Later in the anime, a ninja named [[Sabiru]] proposed a new defence system for the village while Kakashi was one of the guards for the meeting for the proposed plan. While Kakashi and the Third Hokage had their suspicions, the council was about to vote to pass Sabiru's proposal but were interrupted by [[Kisuke Maboroshi]], an Anbu who suspected Sabiru of treason. After learning that it wasnt infact Kisuke, Kakashi followed him as the imposter ran. After learning the intruder was Naruto, the two worked together and tricked Sabiru into confessing his crimes but an [[Kabuto Yakushi|unknown assailant]] killed him before they could take action.
Having learned from his defeat, Zabuza relied on sneak attacks during the battle through his [[Hiding in Mist Technique]] to keep him from falling prey to Kakashi's Sharingan. In response, Kakashi summoned his [[ninken]] [[Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique|underground]] to locate and pin down Zabuza, making him an easy target for his [[Lightning Cutter]]. Before he could kill Zabuza, Kakashi was once again interrupted by Haku, who used himself as a human shield and took the blow intended for Zabuza, thus being killed in the process.
 
   
Still determined to win, Zabuza relentlessly attacked Kakashi but the battle turned completely in Kakashi's favour, as he easily outmanoeuvred Zabuza. Gatō and the rest of his henchmen later showed up to have Zabuza disposed of as a result of his failure, only for Zabuza to kill Gatō. While Kakashi witnessed the event, Gatō's henchmen in turn killed Zabuza. In response, Kakashi used his [[Multiple Shadow Clone Technique]] to scare the thugs away. As Zabuza died, he asked Kakashi to bring his body beside Haku's before he passed away. Kakashi buried them alongside each other before returning to [[Konoha]] with Team 7.
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Later in the anime, Team 7 was assigned to retrieve a golden statue stolen by bandits and decided to ambush them, leading to Kakashi going solo while his students attacked from a separate location. After reuniting, Kakashi speculated that Naruto and Sasuke after they recoverd the statue, could of melted it, in an effort to restore it. After the 2 got stuck to each other by [[Jako]]'s, [[Chakra Liquid|liquid chakra]] tecnique, they bickered for a few days while Kakashi smiled to himself at how far their bond has come despite their differences.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 194</ref>
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=== Chūnin Exam Arc ===
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[[File:Episode 47.png|thumb|Kakashi and the other jōnin stop Neji from fatally injuring Hinata.]]
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[[File:Episode 47.png|thumb|left|Kakashi and the other jōnin stop Neji from injuring Hinata.]]
Feeling his students were ready, Kakashi entered Team 7 in the [[Chūnin Exams]], despite some initial disapproval from other elite ninja. After Sasuke was branded with the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] by [[Orochimaru]] during the exam's second phase, Kakashi took it upon himself to deal with the cursed seal. Unable to remove it, he instead used the [[Evil Sealing Method]] to try and prevent its usage. Following the preliminary matches, Kakashi decided to personally train Sasuke for a month after realising how much Orochimaru desired Sasuke from his subordinate [[Kabuto Yakushi]] attempting to abduct him. Kakashi tried to reinforce Sasuke’s self-worth and value for his friends by teaching him how to use [[Chidori]] as a deterrent against the cursed seal. As the training also involved taijutsu training copied from [[Rock Lee]] to better condition Sasuke's body for the Chidori, Kakashi runs late in delivering Sasuke to his final round match.
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Feeling his students were ready, Kakashi entered Team 7 in the [[Chūnin Exams]], despite some initial disapproval from other elite ninja. After Sasuke was branded with the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] by [[Orochimaru]] during the exam's second phase, unable to remove it, Kakashi used the [[Evil Sealing Method]] to try and prevent its usage. Following the preliminary matches, Kakashi decided to personally train Sasuke for a month after realising how much Orochimaru desired Sasuke from his subordinate [[Kabuto Yakushi]] attempting to abduct him. Kakashi tried to reinforce Sasuke’s self-worth and value for his friends by teaching him how to use [[Chidori]] as a deterrent against the cursed seal. As the training also involved taijutsu training copied from [[Rock Lee]] to better condition Sasuke's body for the Chidori, Kakashi runs late in delivering Sasuke to his final round match.
   
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=== Konoha Crush ===
When [[Sunagakure]] and [[Otogakure]]'s [[invasion of Konoha]] began during Sasuke's match, Kakashi released a [[genjutsu]] along with [[Might Guy]] and Sakura, and helped repel the invaders along with Guy. They ended up having several contests to see who could defeat the most Suna and Oto-nin, although Guy usually won. When he noticed that Sasuke was going after Gaara, Kakashi sent Naruto, Sakura, [[Shikamaru Nara]], and [[Pakkun]] to stop him and bring him back. After defeating several Suna and Oto-nin, he is briefly seen with Guy, Aoba and Kurenai. After the failed Invasion, he attends the Third Hokage's funeral, mourning his loss, he listens to Iruka's words at the funeral and thinks how sad it would be if the Third had died for nothing.
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When [[Sunagakure]] and [[Otogakure]]'s [[invasion of Konoha]] began during Sasuke's match, Kakashi released a [[genjutsu]] along with [[Might Guy]] and Sakura, and helped repel the invaders along with Guy. They ended up having several contests to see who could defeat the most Suna and Oto-nin, although Guy usually won. When he noticed that Sasuke was going after Gaara, Kakashi sent Naruto, Sakura, [[Shikamaru Nara]], and [[Pakkun]] to stop him and bring him back. After defeating several Suna and Oto-nin, he is briefly seen with Guy, Aoba and Kurenai. After the failed Invasion, he attends Hiruzen's funeral, mourning his loss, he listens to Iruka's words at the funeral and thinks how sad it would be if the Third Hokage had died for nothing.
   
=== Search for Tsunade Arc ===
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=== Search for Tsunade ===
[[File:Tsukuyomi-sharingan-genjutzu.jpg|thumb|left|Kakashi trapped in Itachi's Tsukuyomi.]]
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[[File:Tsukuyomi.png|thumb|right|Kakashi trapped in Itachi's Tsukuyomi.]]
Shortly after the invasion was prevented, [[Itachi Uchiha]], Sasuke's older brother, and [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] of [[Akatsuki]] infiltrated the village. [[Asuma Sarutobi]] and [[Kurenai Yūhi]] tried to apprehend the two, but they were almost killed, making Kakashi intervene. Although Kakashi was able to hold his own against Itachi for a short while, Kakashi fell victim to Itachi's [[Tsukuyomi]]. Severely weakened by the technique, Kakashi confirmed that Itachi and Kisame were after Naruto and the Nine-Tails before collapsing. With Kakashi's knowledge on them, Itachi ordered Kisame to kidnap Kakashi. Luckily, Guy arrived just in time to drive the Akatsuki members off.
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Shortly after the invasion was prevented, Kakashi comes to the aid of [[Asuma Sarutobi]] and [[Kurenai Yūhi]] when they nearly got killed by [[Itachi Uchiha]] and [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] when they arrived to the village. Having learned of [[Akatsuki]] from [[Jiraiya]], Kakashi was able to hold his own against Itachi until falling to his opponent's [[Tsukuyomi]]. Severely weakened by the technique, Kakashi confirmed that Itachi and Kisame are after Naruto before losing consciousness. Before they could take him, Kakashi is saved by Guy's arrival with the Akatsuki members driven off. Kakashi was left in a coma after what happened, and was not revived until [[Tsunade]] returned to the village. Immediately after recovering, he was sent on a new mission.
   
Kakashi was left in a coma after what happened, and was not revived until [[Tsunade]] returned to the village. Immediately after recovering, he was sent on a new mission.
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In the anime, one of his missions was to survey the [[Valley of Judgement]] for an [[Eye Medicine Plant|eye medical plant]]. Later, Kakashi and Guy discovered Naruto, Sakura and Neji looking for the plant to aid [[Hinata]]'s eye recovery. When the genin were attacked by the inhabited people, Kakashi and Guy acted, driving them away. Afterwards, Kakashi stated that there was no point pursing the plant as the people of this valley have spent countless years there to the point they have lost their eyesight and afterwards returned to Konoha.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 306</ref> In another mission, to further strengthen the new alliance between the Konoha and Sunagakure, Team Kakashi joined a Suna ninja team that included [[Gaara]]. On their way to their mission, they were attacked by a group of Suna ninja determined to kill Gaara. While understanding their intentions, Kakashi did not agree with them and attacked. After defeating the enemy, Kakashi and his team made their way to the bandit's stronghold and destroyed it, succeeding in their mission.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 182</ref>
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Later in the anime, Team 7 went on a mission with Team 10 to rescue the granddaughter of a [[Village Headman]] who was kidnapped by bandits under [[Baji]] command. After being taken to the entrance cave of Baji's headquarters by a former member named [[Tōfu]] and learning the layout of the their base, it was decided between Kakashi and Shikamaru to only have the jōnin enter while the genin stay behind. Once Kakashi and Asuma reunited back with the genin and learned of what they got up to in their absence, Kakashi congratulated Shikamaru for his plan and succession in completing the mission.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 195</ref> Later, Tsunade assigned Team 7 a mission to locate and discover the plans of a missing-nin named [[Sadai]]. It was decided that Kakashi would take Sasuke alone for this mission while Naruto and Sakura were sent to escort [[Naho]] who was a relative of the [[Fire Daimyō]]. Later, Kakashi and Sasuke found and infiltrated Sadai's base where they learned he planned to kidnap Naho. With [[Pakkun]]'s help they were able to find Naruto and Sakura's trail, but not before they were taken captive by Sadai's gang. With the scents mixed up, Kakashi summoned another ninken and split up with Sasuke following Pakkun. Sasuke ended up finding Sadai first. Kakashi arrived in time to stop Sasuke from beating Sadai to death, reminding Sasuke they should bring him back for questioning. Still steaming, Sasuke left and returned to the village, much to Kakashi annoyance.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 196</ref>
 
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=== Sasuke Retrieval Arc ===
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=== Sasuke Recovery Mission ===
[[File:Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds.JPG|thumb|Kakashi lecturing Sasuke.]]
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[[File:Kakashi_and_sasuke.png|thumb|left|Kakashi lecturing Sasuke.]]
Before setting out on his mission, Kakashi stops a battle between Naruto and Sasuke. Learning that in his absence, Sasuke had begun reverting to his obsession for power and revenge. Kakashi lectures Sasuke about misusing the Chidori, pointing out that it was designed to protect friends, not attack them. He encourages Sasuke to place greater importance on friendships than on revenge, then leaves to let his words sink in, unaware that Sasuke was given little time to embrace those words thanks to Orochimaru’s [[Sound Four]].
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Before setting out on his mission, Kakashi stops a battle between Naruto and Sasuke. Learning that Sasuke had relapsed into desiring revenge, Kakashi lectures the youth that the Chidori was designed to protect friends not attack them. Despite encouraging Sasuke to place greater importance on friendship, Kakashi learned upon his return that his student has defected and a [[Sasuke Retrieval Team|squad of genin]], led by Shikamaru, has been sent out to retrieve him and deal with Orochimaru’s [[Sound Four]]. Ignoring the fact that he had a new mission, Kakashi rushed out to track down Sasuke and the retrieval team. Using his [[ninken]], Kakashi was able to locate a defeated Naruto, with Sasuke long gone. Unable to pursue Sasuke because of a fresh rainfall and due to Naruto's current condition, Kakashi took Naruto back to the village to recover, saddened that he failed to help his students.
 
When Kakashi returned from his mission, he found out that Sasuke had defected to Orochimaru, and that a [[Sasuke Retrieval Team|squad of genin]], led by Shikamaru, was all that had been sent out to retrieve him. Ignoring the fact that he had a new mission, Kakashi rushed out to track down Sasuke and the retrieval team. Using his [[ninken]], Kakashi was able to locate a defeated Naruto, with Sasuke having already left. Unable to pursue Sasuke because of a fresh rainfall and due to Naruto's current condition, Kakashi took Naruto back to the village to recover, saddened that he failed to help his students.
 
   
 
=== Pre-Shippūden Filler Arcs ===
 
=== Pre-Shippūden Filler Arcs ===
Kakashi continued to be sent on missions during the anime's filler arcs, leaving him with very few appearances. He returned from a mission in time to recapture some of the prisoners that had escaped from prison when [[Mizuki]] led a breakout. He was later sent to assist with the [[Cursed Warrior]] incident in the [[Land of Birds]]. While not officially his mission and arriving much later, Kakashi realised the situation wasn't as it seemed, and ultimately took command of the team, thereby deciding to investigate. This led to Kakashi's fight with [[Hōki (Watari)|Hōki]]'s minions, [[Nagare]] and [[Hokushin]], whom he defeated with relative ease.
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When each of Kakashi's students became the apprentice of one of the Sannin each, it effectively disbanded Team 7. As such, Kakashi returned to performing several high-ranking missions or training to further refine and enhance his abilities for the inevitable battle against [[Akatsuki]] for the next three years. During one of his returns from a mission, arrived in time to recapture some of the prisoners that had escaped from prison when [[Mizuki]] led a breakout. He was later sent to assist with the [[Cursed Warrior]] incident in the [[Land of Birds]]. While not officially his mission and arriving much later, Kakashi realised the situation wasn't as it seemed, and ultimately took command of the team, thereby deciding to investigate. This led to Kakashi's fight with [[Hōki (Watari)|Hōki]]'s minions, [[Nagare]] and [[Hokushin]], whom he defeated with relative ease.
   
In the Ultimate Weapon Arc, Kakashi was sent to spy on the [[Takumi Village]] when rumours of an uprising reached Konoha. There, he discovered the entire village abandoned, and the corpses missing. He later showed up towards the end of the arc, where he was sent as part of reinforcements, along with Jiraiya, to aid Naruto and the rest of the genin in helping [[Sunagakure]], only to discover that Naruto's team had already successfully completed their mission. At the conclusion of Part I, Naruto and Sakura began training under Jiraiya and Tsunade respectively, leaving Kakashi free to train himself.
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Later, Kakashi was sent to spy on the [[Takumi Village]] when rumours of an uprising reached Konoha. There, he discovered the entire village abandoned, and the corpses missing. He later showed up as reinforcements, along with Jiraiya, to aid Naruto and the rest of the genin in helping [[Sunagakure]], only to discover that Naruto's team had already successfully completed their mission.
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
=== Kazekage Rescue Arc ===
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=== Kazekage Rescue Mission ===
With Team 7 effectively dissolved, Kakashi spent the two and half years further enhancing and refining his abilities to prepare for the inevitable battle with [[Akatsuki]]. After Naruto's return to the village, Kakashi was given, by Naruto, the newest edition to the ''Icha-Icha'' series. Later, Kakashi had Naruto and Sakura take another bell test, with the real objective being to actually capture the bells, to see how much they have improved. When they were unable to get close enough to Kakashi to each take a bell, Naruto and Sakura resorted to trying to spoil the plot of the most recent ''Icha-Icha'' novel, throwing Kakashi off guard and allowing them to take the bells.
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Knowing that Naruto would return soon from his training under Jiraiya, Kakashi was tasked by Tsunade to test the genin's improved skills along with Sakura and her training under Tsunade. After Naruto's return to the village, he gave Kakashi the newest edition to the ''Icha-Icha'' series, much to his glee. Later, Kakashi had Naruto and Sakura take another bell test, with the real objective being to actually capture the bells, to see how much they have improved. When they were unable to get close enough to Kakashi to each take a bell, Naruto and Sakura resorted to trying to spoil the plot of the most recent ''Icha-Icha'' novel, throwing Kakashi off guard and allowing them to take the bells.
   
[[File:Fire Release Phoenix Immortal Fire Technique.jpg|thumb|Kakashi faces off against "Itachi".]]
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[[File:Kakashi vs Itachi.png|thumb|right|Kakashi faces off against "Itachi".]]
When word reached Konoha that [[Gaara]] had been kidnapped by Akatsuki, Team Kakashi was sent to rescue Gaara. Upon arrival in Sunagakure, they are teamed with Chiyo before following Akatsuki's trail. Along the way, they encountered Itachi. Kakashi was able to fight on even grounds in this battle, but noted that Itachi's performance wasn't what it was the last time they met. With a well-timed manoeuvre, Kakashi was able to trick and restrain Itachi, giving Naruto the opening needed to finish the fight with his [[Big Ball Rasengan]]. Afterwards, they discovered that the Itachi was only a lookalike. They then met up with [[Team Guy]], which was sent as back-up to Team Kakashi, outside an Akatsuki lair. Because there is a barrier over the entrance, Team Guy went to take down the barrier. This allowed Team Kakashi to infiltrate the lair, where they found [[Sasori]], [[Deidara]] and Gaara.
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When word reached Konoha that [[Gaara]] had been kidnapped by Akatsuki, Team Kakashi was sent to rescue Gaara. Upon arrival in Sunagakure, they are teamed with Chiyo before following Akatsuki's trail. Along the way, they encountered Itachi. As Kakashi was able to fight on even grounds, he noticed that Itachi's performance wasn't somewhat off. With a well-timed manoeuvre, Kakashi was able to trick and restrain Itachi, giving Naruto the opening needed to finish the fight with his [[Big Ball Rasengan]]. Afterwards, they discovered that the Itachi was only a lookalike. They then met up with [[Team Guy]], which was sent as back-up to Team Kakashi, outside an Akatsuki lair. Because there is a barrier over the entrance, Team Guy went to take down the barrier. This allowed Team Kakashi to infiltrate the lair, where they found [[Sasori]], [[Deidara]] and Gaara.
   
[[File:Kamui1.PNG|thumb|left|Kakashi uses Kamui on Deidara in an attempt to remove his head.]]
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Deidara flew off with Gaara's body, with Naruto and Kakashi in pursuit, leaving Sasori to Sakura and Chiyo. While pursuing Deidara, Kakashi tried to use his [[Kamui]] in an attempt to remove his head, but his aim was too poor and he was only able to sever an arm. Nevertheless, Naruto was able to retrieve Gaara. With Naruto successful, Deidara tried to use a [[Suicide Bombing Clone]] to escape. Kakashi used Kamui again to get rid of the explosion, saving himself and his allies. Having recovered Gaara's body, Chiyo [[One's Own Life Reincarnation|transferred]] her life to revive Gaara. With Team Kakashi and Guy completing their mission, they return home. Because Kakashi used Kamui too much, Guy prompted to carry him on his back, to the disgust of the rest of the two teams except for Lee who offered to do the same with Neji. Afterwards Kakashi is left bed-ridden for a week.
Deidara flew off with Gaara's body, with Naruto and Kakashi in pursuit, leaving Sasori to Sakura and Chiyo. While pursuing Deidara, Kakashi tried to use his new [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and its [[Kamui]] ability in an attempt to remove his head, but his aim was poor and he was only able to sever an arm. Nevertheless, Naruto was able to retrieve Gaara. With Naruto successful, Deidara tried to use a [[Suicide Bombing Clone]] to escape. Kakashi used Kamui again to get rid of the explosion, saving Team Guy, who was nearby. Chiyo gives her life to revive Gaara and they return home. Because he used Kamui too much, Guy prompted to carry Kakashi on his back, to the disgust of the rest of the two teams except for Lee who offered to do the same with Neji. Afterwards Kakashi is left bed-ridden for a week.
 
   
=== Sasuke and Sai Arc ===
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=== Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission ===
Kakashi, a bit disorientated, was brought back to Konohagakure by Guy and rushed to the hospital to recover from the strain of using his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. Ordered bed rest for at least a week, [[Yamato]], a former [[ANBU]] ally, goes in his stead as Team Kakashi's leader to capture Sasori's spy. Before the mission began, Kakashi learned the horror that awaited if Naruto was allowed to reach the fourth-tail of the Nine-Tails chakra cloak; [[Jiraiya]] had received a near-fatal blow to the chest during training with Naruto in that form. He was later hooked up to an IV, complaining that he wanted to eat solid foods.
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Kakashi, a bit disorientated, was brought back to Konohagakure by Guy and rushed to the hospital to recover from the strain of using his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. Ordered bed rest for at least a week, Tenzo, now working under the codename "Yamato", goes in his stead as Team Kakashi's leader to capture Sasori's spy. Before the mission began, Kakashi learned the horror that awaited if Naruto was allowed to reach the fourth-tail of the Nine-Tails chakra cloak; [[Jiraiya]] had received a near-fatal blow to the chest during training with Naruto in that form. He was later hooked up to an IV, complaining that he wanted to eat solid foods.<ref>''Naruto Shippūden'' episode 36</ref>
   
=== Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc ===
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=== Twelve Guardian Ninja ===
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Upon Team Kakashi's return to [[Konohagakure]], Kakashi learned that they failed in capturing Sasori's spy and of their defeat by Sasuke. He then revealed that he had been brainstorming ideas on how to help their training and ultimately came up with an idea that worked only for Naruto; he would help him create a new and powerful technique that would allow Naruto to possibly surpass him. Being discharged from the hospital soon after (mainly due to Naruto camping out in his room, wanting to start training right away), Kakashi explained that using the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique would allow Naruto to gain experience from each clone when he undoes the technique. Using special paper that responds to chakra, Kakashi helped Naruto learn that his chakra nature was [[wind]]-affiliated. With Yamato's help in keeping the Nine-Tails suppressed Kakashi was amazed at how fast Naruto was mastering his wind nature. Following Naruto getting advice from [[Asuma]], Kakashi was called away for a new mission by [[Tsunade]], leaving Naruto unable to train.
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Upon Team Kakashi's return to [[Konohagakure]], Kakashi learned that they failed in capturing Sasori's spy and of their defeat by Sasuke. He then revealed that he had been brainstorming ideas on how to help their training and ultimately came up with an idea that worked only for Naruto; he would help him create a new and powerful technique that would allow Naruto to possibly surpass him. Being discharged from the hospital soon after (mainly due to Naruto camping out in his room, wanting to start training right away), Kakashi explained that using the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique would allow Naruto to gain experience from each clone when he undoes the technique. Using special paper that responds to chakra, Kakashi helped Naruto learn that his chakra nature was [[wind]]-affiliated. With Yamato's help in keeping the Nine-Tails suppressed Kakashi was amazed at how fast Naruto was mastering his wind nature. Following Naruto getting advice from Asuma, Kakashi was called away for a new mission by Tsunade, leaving Naruto unable to train.
   
=== Hidan and Kakuzu Arc ===
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=== Akatsuki Suppression Mission ===
After resuming training with Naruto, Kakashi revealed that this training was to allow Naruto to combine his Wind chakra with his [[Rasengan]] to create a brand new technique attempted by the [[Fourth Hokage]]; to demonstrate his point, Kakashi showed Naruto that he could perform the Rasengan as well, but couldn't add his [[Lightning]] chakra to it. Upon hearing that [[Asuma Sarutobi]] had been killed in a battle with Akatsuki, Kakashi decided to lead [[Team 10]] in avenging him, as Naruto had already advanced in his training beyond needing Kakashi's assistance. He left Yamato in charge of overseeing Naruto's training, and had Shikamaru work with him on the plan of attack.
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After resuming training with Naruto, Kakashi revealed that this training was to allow Naruto to combine his Wind chakra with his [[Rasengan]] to create a brand new technique attempted by the [[Fourth Hokage]]; to demonstrate his point, Kakashi showed Naruto that he could perform the Rasengan as well, but couldn't add his [[Lightning]] chakra to it. Upon hearing that Asuma Sarutobi had been killed in a battle with Akatsuki, Kakashi decided to lead [[Team 10]] in avenging him, as Naruto had already advanced in his training beyond needing Kakashi's assistance. He left Yamato in charge of overseeing Naruto's training, and had Shikamaru work with him in the plan of attack.
   
[[File:Kakuzu Heart Destroyed.jpg|thumb|Kakashi destroys one of Kakuzu's hearts.]]
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[[File:Kakashi & Kakuzu.png|thumb|left|Kakashi destroys one of Kakuzu's hearts.]]
When they located Akatsuki members [[Hidan]] and [[Kakuzu]], Shikamaru distracted the two, giving Kakashi an opportunity to hit Kakuzu with a [[Lightning Cutter]]. Although successful, it turned out that Kakuzu had a total of five hearts, one of which (the [[earth]] heart) Kakashi had already destroyed. Realising that the Akatsuki duo were seemingly unstoppable when together, the team decided to separate them, with Kakashi handing a capsule filled with Kakuzu's blood to Shikamaru and the latter leading Hidan away. Kakashi later escaped Kakuzu's counterattack, when Hidan inadvertently destroyed his partner's [[water]] heart with his [[Curse Technique: Death Controlling Possessed Blood|curse technique]].
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When they located Akatsuki members [[Hidan]] and [[Kakuzu]], Shikamaru and Chōji engaged the two, allowing Kakashi to observe from a distance and waited for an opportunity to join the battle. Before the Akatsuki pair could make a counter attack, Kakashi impaled Kakuzu with his [[Lightning Cutter]] and took some of his blood, as per Shikamaru's strategy. Believing to have killed him, Kakashi focused his attention towards Hidan but was intercepted by Kakuzu and attacked. Kakuzu revealed that he had a total of five hearts, one of which (the [[earth]] heart) Kakashi had already destroyed. Beginning their counterattack, Kakuzu took advantage of his partner's immortality and attacked the both while Kakashi was preoccupied with Hidan. After blocking Kakuzu's [[Lightning Release: False Darkness|lightning attack]], Kakashi fought Hidan again while being attacked by Kakuzu's hearts which launched a barrage of elemental techniques at Kakashi. Unable to assist Team 10, Kakashi created a shadow clone and used it as a decoy while he came to their aid.
   
[[File:Kakuzu's autopsy.png|thumb|left|Tsunade informing Kakashi and Yamato of Kakuzu's autopsy report.]]
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Regrouping, they realised that the Akatsuki duo were seemingly unstoppable when together, so the team decided to separate them, with Kakashi handing a capsule filled with Kakuzu's blood to Shikamaru and the latter leading Hidan away. Confronting Kakuzu head on, Kakashi was overwhelmed by his elemental combinations and eventually was pinned down by Kakuzu. Before being able to steal Kakashi's heart, Kakuzu lost his remaining [[water]] heart to Shikimaru's strategy after Kakashi's had given him the capsule of blood to use in his partners [[Curse Technique: Death Controlling Possessed Blood|curse technique]]. While Hidan fell to Shikamaru, Kakuzu intended on taking Kakashi's and the remaining members of Team 10's hearts to replace the ones he lost, with three hearts remaining intact. In the nick of time, Naruto and the rest of Team Kakashi came to their aid.
While Hidan fell to Shikamaru, Kakuzu intended on taking Kakashi's and the remaining members of Team 10's hearts to replace the ones he lost, with three hearts remaining intact. In the nick of time, Naruto and the rest of [[Team Kakashi]] came to their aid. Using his new [[Wind Release: Rasenshuriken]], Naruto was able to crack Kakuzu's [[fire]] and [[wind]] hearts, leaving Kakuzu defeated. This gave Kakashi the opportunity to finally finish the Akatsuki member off with another Lightning Cutter. As Kakuzu wondered how he could have been defeated by the likes of them, Kakashi told him before killing him how the next generation will always surpass the current one. Kakashi along with Yamato are later summoned to Kakuzu's autopsy by Tsunade who labels Naruto's new technique as a [[kinjutsu]] and orders that he never uses it again because of the detrimental side-effects. Afterwards Kakashi finds Naruto at [[Ramen Ichiraku]] and ends up having to feed him his noodles. As Kakashi attempts to tell him what Tsunade says, Naruto interrupts him telling him not to stop him from progressing.
 
   
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[[File:Kakuzu last momments.png|thumb|right|Kakashi listening to Kakuzu's last words before killing him.]]
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Using his new [[Wind Release: Rasenshuriken]], Naruto was able to crack Kakuzu's [[fire]] and [[wind]] hearts, leaving Kakuzu defeated. This gave Kakashi the opportunity to finally finish the Akatsuki member off with another Lightning Cutter. As Kakuzu wondered how he could have been defeated by the likes of them, Kakashi told him before killing him how the next generation will always surpass the current one. Kakashi along with Yamato are later summoned to Kakuzu's autopsy by Tsunade who labels Naruto's new technique as a [[kinjutsu]] and orders that he never uses it again because of the detrimental side-effects. Afterwards Kakashi finds Naruto at [[Ramen Ichiraku]] and ends up having to feed him his noodles. As Kakashi attempts to tell him what Tsunade says, Naruto interrupts him telling him not to stop him from progressing.
[[File:Body Alteration.JPG|thumb|right|Kakashi fights against Gozu.]]
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[[File:Body Alteration.JPG|thumb|left|Kakashi fights against Gozu.]]
 
In the anime, after Konoha learned where Orochimaru was, Kakashi was assigned to lead [[Team 8]] in tracking down Orochimaru and potentially Sasuke. They were able to find one of his bases, but it was destroyed upon their arrival to get rid of any evidence. They decided to look for survivors, and in doing so, found a number of prisoners trapped in crystals. Perplexed by this, Kakashi was unable to properly investigate, discovering that the team was being spied on.
 
In the anime, after Konoha learned where Orochimaru was, Kakashi was assigned to lead [[Team 8]] in tracking down Orochimaru and potentially Sasuke. They were able to find one of his bases, but it was destroyed upon their arrival to get rid of any evidence. They decided to look for survivors, and in doing so, found a number of prisoners trapped in crystals. Perplexed by this, Kakashi was unable to properly investigate, discovering that the team was being spied on.
   
 
Kakashi and his team later found themselves attacked by [[Team Guren|Orochimaru's minions]], and trapped by [[Guren]]'s [[Crystal Release: Jade Crystal Labyrinth Technique|crystal labyrinth]]. While initially at a disadvantage, Team Yamato arrived in time to free them from the labyrinth. The two teams then pursued Guren and her men to a lake where they discover that the [[Three-Tails]] was located somewhere in its centre. Later, when Kakashi learned from Naruto that Guren was accompanied with a young boy named [[Yūkimaru]], Kakashi deduced that the child must have an important role to play in Orochimaru's plans for the Three-Tails.
 
Kakashi and his team later found themselves attacked by [[Team Guren|Orochimaru's minions]], and trapped by [[Guren]]'s [[Crystal Release: Jade Crystal Labyrinth Technique|crystal labyrinth]]. While initially at a disadvantage, Team Yamato arrived in time to free them from the labyrinth. The two teams then pursued Guren and her men to a lake where they discover that the [[Three-Tails]] was located somewhere in its centre. Later, when Kakashi learned from Naruto that Guren was accompanied with a young boy named [[Yūkimaru]], Kakashi deduced that the child must have an important role to play in Orochimaru's plans for the Three-Tails.
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[[File:Multiple Mudshot Technique.png|thumb|left|Kakashi nearly gives Guren a fatal attack.]]
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[[File:Multiple Mudshot Technique.png|thumb|right|Kakashi nearly gives Guren a fatal attack.]]
 
After receiving backup from Konoha, Kakashi focused their efforts to seal the beast and retrieve Yūkimaru. After Guren and her men interrupted the sealing, the Three-Tails went on a rampage, and ate both Naruto and Guren whole. With help from Yūkimaru, Kakashi and his team were able to free Naruto and Guren from the Three-Tails. Kakashi immediately had his team restart the sealing process, but was again stopped by Guren's forces, who were enhanced with [[cursed seal]]s, making them more formidable opponents. While the Konoha-nin were able to dispose of them, Yūkimaru witnessing Guren's seemingly death caused his power to erupt in full force, causing the Three-Tails to break free from the seal and retreat back underwater.
 
After receiving backup from Konoha, Kakashi focused their efforts to seal the beast and retrieve Yūkimaru. After Guren and her men interrupted the sealing, the Three-Tails went on a rampage, and ate both Naruto and Guren whole. With help from Yūkimaru, Kakashi and his team were able to free Naruto and Guren from the Three-Tails. Kakashi immediately had his team restart the sealing process, but was again stopped by Guren's forces, who were enhanced with [[cursed seal]]s, making them more formidable opponents. While the Konoha-nin were able to dispose of them, Yūkimaru witnessing Guren's seemingly death caused his power to erupt in full force, causing the Three-Tails to break free from the seal and retreat back underwater.
   
 
Later, Kakashi's team was ordered to return to the village to formulate a new plan for dealing with the Three-Tails. On the night before the team returned, Yūkimaru left after being treated by Shizune. While aware of Yūkimaru's departure, Kakashi chose not to stop or pursue him, believing that Yūkimaru was no longer in any danger or a danger to them.
 
Later, Kakashi's team was ordered to return to the village to formulate a new plan for dealing with the Three-Tails. On the night before the team returned, Yūkimaru left after being treated by Shizune. While aware of Yūkimaru's departure, Kakashi chose not to stop or pursue him, believing that Yūkimaru was no longer in any danger or a danger to them.
   
=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
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=== Itachi Pursuit Mission ===
[[File:8-Man Squad anime.JPG|thumb|Team 7 and 8 set out to pursue Itachi.]]
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[[File:Eight Man Squad.png|thumb|left|Team 7 and 8 set out to pursue Itachi.]]
When word of Orochimaru's defeat at the hands of Sasuke reached Konoha, Kakashi tried to make another attempt at retrieving Sasuke. He assembled the members of Team Kakashi and Team Kurenai (minus Kurenai) into an [[Eight Man Squad]], and set out to locate either Sasuke or his brother, Itachi. [[Kiba]] and [[Naruto]] were eventually able to find Sasuke's location, and the team gave chase, only to be delayed by [[Tobi]]. Their efforts to attack Tobi all proved futile because of Tobi's [[Kamui|unique teleporting technique]]. It was not until [[Zetsu]] reported to Tobi that Sasuke had killed Itachi that they were able to continue their pursuit. Before Tobi disappeared, Kakashi noticed, to his shock, a Sharingan on Tobi. Despite the team's haste, Tobi got to Sasuke first and, having lost the trail, were forced to return home.
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When word of Orochimaru's defeat at the hands of Sasuke reached Konoha, Kakashi tried to make another attempt at retrieving Sasuke. He assembled the members of Team Kakashi and Team Kurenai (minus Kurenai) into an [[Eight Man Squad]], and set out to locate either Sasuke or his brother, Itachi.
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=== Fated Battle Between Brothers ===
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[[Kiba]] and [[Naruto]] were eventually able to find Sasuke's location, and the team gave chase, only to be delayed by [[Tobi]]. Their efforts to attack Tobi all proved futile because of Tobi's [[Kamui|unique teleporting technique]]. It was not until [[Zetsu]] reported to Tobi that Sasuke had killed Itachi that they were able to continue their pursuit. Before Tobi disappeared, Kakashi noticed, to his shock, a Sharingan on Tobi. Despite the team's haste, Tobi got to Sasuke first and, having lost the trail, were forced to return home.
   
=== Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc ===
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{{Main|Six-Tails Unleashed}}
 
In the anime, while returning to the village, [[Katsuyu]] appears with a message from Tsunade. The team is ordered to aid the [[Tsuchigumo clan]] in protecting its [[Fury|forbidden technique]] from the missing-nin. Kakashi puts Yamato in charge of the mission while he returns to the village for more information.
 
In the anime, while returning to the village, [[Katsuyu]] appears with a message from Tsunade. The team is ordered to aid the [[Tsuchigumo clan]] in protecting its [[Fury|forbidden technique]] from the missing-nin. Kakashi puts Yamato in charge of the mission while he returns to the village for more information.
   
=== Invasion of Pain Arc ===
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=== Pain's Assault ===
[[File:Earth Dog Wall.jpg|thumb|left|Kakashi confronts Pain.]]
 
 
Kakashi was present in Tsunade's office where Fukasaku told the room at large, including Naruto, that Jiraiya was killed by the leader of the Akatsuki. Kakashi left Naruto alone to mourn for his loss but later helped the [[Cypher Division|decoders]] decipher Jiraiya's message using a clue from the latest Icha-Icha instalment, much to Kakashi's extreme discomfort and Shikamaru's embarrassment. While Naruto left the village to learn senjutsu, Kakashi prepared himself for an Akatsuki attack.
 
Kakashi was present in Tsunade's office where Fukasaku told the room at large, including Naruto, that Jiraiya was killed by the leader of the Akatsuki. Kakashi left Naruto alone to mourn for his loss but later helped the [[Cypher Division|decoders]] decipher Jiraiya's message using a clue from the latest Icha-Icha instalment, much to Kakashi's extreme discomfort and Shikamaru's embarrassment. While Naruto left the village to learn senjutsu, Kakashi prepared himself for an Akatsuki attack.
   
When Akatsuki's leader, [[Pain]], attacked Konoha in search of Naruto, Kakashi confronted Pain's [[Yahiko|Deva Path]], after realising that the initial attack was a diversion. He saved [[Iruka Umino]] from certain death, but was overpowered by the Deva Path's [[Shinra Tensei|gravitational-manipulation techniques]], repelling all of Kakashi's attacks. When the [[Asura Path (character)|Asura Path]] arrived to help the Deva Path, Kakashi was forced on the defensive until he got reinforcements from [[Chōji]] and [[Chōza Akimichi]]. After figuring out the Deva Path's powers, Kakashi devised a plan, and used Chōji and Chōza's help to take down the Deva Path. They almost succeeded, but the Asura Path uses itself as shield, allowing the Deva Path to counter, defeating them all. Noting that Kakashi was too great a threat to be left alive, the Deva Path sends a nail flying towards the Copy Ninja, seemingly killing him.
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[[File:Kakashi vs pain.png|thumb|right|Kakashi confronts Pain.]]
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When Akatsuki's leader, [[Pain]], attacked Konoha in search of Naruto, Kakashi confronted Pain's [[Yahiko|Deva Path]], after realising that the initial attack was a diversion. After saving [[Iruka Umino]] and letting him escape, Kakashi immediately brakes his chakra rod and erects a [[Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall|wall]] to corner him. The Deva path then impales Kakashi with his Chakra Disruption Blade, resulting in Kakashi missing his target with his his Lightning Cutter. Pain commented that is what an honour meeting the copy ninja and asked where Naruto was. Refusing to answer, Kakashi attempted to attack Pain with his Lighting cutter again, only to be repelled by a [[Shinra Tensei|gravitational-manipulation technique]], causing a huge explosion which was noticed by [[Chōza Akimichi]]'s group.
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After being buried in ruble from Pain's last attack, Kakashi created a [[Lightning Release: Shadow Clone Technique|clone]] to analyse his opponents ability. The clone started off by launching an [[Lightning Release: Lightning Beast Tracking Fang|attack]] at the Deva Path, only to be repelled and relises that not only physical attacks could be repel but also ninjutsu. After wondering how he could combat the issue, he was approached by another [[Asura Path (character)|akatsuki]] to aid the Deva Path. His new opponent immediately fired rockets towards Kakashi. After dodging the attacks, Kakashi used the dust to sneak behind the Asura Path and attempted to attack his blind spot, but was puzzled when he dodged. After noticing that the other Path had been watching from a distance, Kakashi remember'd that all the paths vision were linked. After retreating a few feet, the Deva Path began using a similar [[Banshō Ten'in|gravitational ability]] as before, but instead Kakashi began being pulled towards his opponent.
   
[[File:Shinra Tensei Anime.png|thumb|Kakashi vs. Pain.]]
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[[File:Kakashi vs Pain.png|thumb|left|Kakashi using a clone to analyse Pains ability.]]
Believing them all to be dead, the Deva Path left. When he came to, Kakashi sent Chōji to tell Tsunade about the Deva Path's abilities. But as Chōji left, the still-active Asura Path launched a missile at him. Despite knowing that he was almost out of chakra, and would likely die if he used the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] again, Kakashi used [[Kamui]] to dispose of the missile and save Chōji. Having expended the last of his chakra, Kakashi died, and his soul left his body. He lamented on how he failed to protect [[Rin]] and soon found himself at a campfire with his deceased father, [[Sakumo]], to whom he tells his life story upon request from his father.
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Unable to resit the force, Kakashi gets impaled by the Asura Path, leading to the clone stunning his attacker before dispersing. After being distracted by the clone, Chōza managed to seamlessly defeat the Asura Path. Having being backed up with reinforcements, Kakshi emerges from the rubble and rejoins the fight. After commenting that he had already used over half his chakra, the Deva Path advances towards the group and repels all their attacks and defeat everyone except [[Chōji]] and Chōza. After figuring out the Deva Path's powers, Kakashi devised a plan, and used Chōji and Chōza's help to take down the Deva Path. Kakashi then buried chains in the ground and waited for their opponent to approach. When the Deva Path was close enough, Kakashi attacked from underneath but was repelled, leading to Chōji and Chōza to [[Double Human Bullet Tank|attack]]. After they found themselves being repelled, they implement Kakashi strategy and restricted the Deva Path's body with chains. Having successfully initiated the plan, Kakashi attempts to finally defeat their opponent but was intercepted by the Asura path, who took the attack instead. Having enough time to use his ability again, the Deva Path repelled everyone.
   
[[File:Kakashi Defeated by Pain.png|thumb|left|Kakashi falls against Pain.]]
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[[File:Kakashi Defeated by Pain.png|thumb|right|Kakashi falls against Pain.]]
During Pain's destruction of Konoha, Kakashi's body was protected by one of [[Katsuyu]]'s divisions. After finishing the recount of his life, he stated that he finally understood why his father had chosen to save his friends and was now proud of him for it. Their conversation was halted when a ray of light beamed down upon Kakashi, as a result of Nagato's [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]]. Before seeing his son depart, Sakumo thanked Kakashi, and declared that he would now be able to join his wife. Kakashi then woke up in the Konoha battlefield, with Chōji shocked. As Kakashi wondered what happened, a Katsuyu division explained to him the series of events that had occurred. After the invasion came to an end, Kakashi fetched Naruto and brought him back to a massive welcoming party at Konoha. There, he complimented Naruto on finally achieving his goal to be accepted and appreciated by the whole village.
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Trapped and unable to move, the Deva Path notes that he is too great of a threat to be left alive. Taking caution not to approach Kakashi, he sends a nail flying towards the Kakashi from a distance, to which Kakashi activates his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and warpes away the nail with [[Kamui]]. Not having noticed Kakashi intervention, the Deva Path leaves believing all his opponents are dead. When he came to, Kakashi sent Chōji to tell Tsunade about the Deva Path's abilities. But as Chōji left, the still-active Asura Path launched a missile at him. Despite knowing that he was almost out of chakra, and would likely die if he used his Mangekyō Sharingan again, Kakashi used Kamui to dispose of the missile and save Chōji. Having expended the last of his chakra, Kakashi died, and his soul left his body. He lamented on how he failed to protect [[Rin]] and soon found himself at a campfire with his deceased father, [[Sakumo]], to whom he tells his life story upon request from his father.
   
=== Konoha History Arc ===
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During Pain's destruction of Konoha, Kakashi's body was protected by one of [[Katsuyu]]'s divisions. After finishing the recount of his life, he stated that he finally understood why his father had chosen to save his friends and was now proud of him for it. Their conversation was halted when a ray of light beamed down upon Kakashi, as a result of Nagato's [[Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]]. Before seeing his son depart, Sakumo thanked Kakashi, and declared that he would now be able to join his wife. Kakashi then woke up in the Konoha battlefield, with Chōji shocked. As Kakashi wondered what happened, a Katsuyu division explained to him the series of events that had occurred. After the invasion came to an end, Kakashi fetched Naruto and brought him back to a massive welcoming party at Konoha. There, he complimented Naruto on finally achieving his goal to be accepted and appreciated by the whole village.
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=== Five Kage Summit Arc ===
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=== Five Kage Summit ===
[[File:Kakashi and Yamato restrain Madara.png|thumb|right|Kakashi and Yamato restrain Tobi.]]
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[[File:Kakashi and Yamato restrain Madara.png|thumb|left|Kakashi and Yamato restrain Tobi.]]
 
When news reaches Konoha of Sasuke's actions in the [[Land of Lightning]], Naruto asks Kakashi and Yamato to take him to the [[Land of Iron]] so that he can ask the [[Fourth Raikage]] to forgive Sasuke. Before leaving, Kakashi asks Sai to keep their departure a secret from [[Danzō]], the acting [[Hokage]] while Tsunade is in a coma. They locate the Raikage, but Naruto is unable to convince him. During their stay at a motel in the Land of Iron, [[Tobi]] confronts Naruto. Having expected him, Kakashi and Yamato attack him. Knowing the attacks will have no effect, Tobi tells them about Sasuke's motivations, the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], the [[Uchiha clan]], and the truth of Itachi. Kakashi then asks what Tobi's own motives are, but receives only the answer of "to be complete" before Tobi disappears.
 
When news reaches Konoha of Sasuke's actions in the [[Land of Lightning]], Naruto asks Kakashi and Yamato to take him to the [[Land of Iron]] so that he can ask the [[Fourth Raikage]] to forgive Sasuke. Before leaving, Kakashi asks Sai to keep their departure a secret from [[Danzō]], the acting [[Hokage]] while Tsunade is in a coma. They locate the Raikage, but Naruto is unable to convince him. During their stay at a motel in the Land of Iron, [[Tobi]] confronts Naruto. Having expected him, Kakashi and Yamato attack him. Knowing the attacks will have no effect, Tobi tells them about Sasuke's motivations, the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], the [[Uchiha clan]], and the truth of Itachi. Kakashi then asks what Tobi's own motives are, but receives only the answer of "to be complete" before Tobi disappears.
   
Sai and Sakura follow Naruto to the Land of Iron and Sakura tells Naruto that she loves him and Kakashi watches on in disappointment and stops an angered Yamato from interrupting, trusting Naruto to handle it. Kakashi suspects that this is not the real reason they came, which is confirmed by one of Sai's [[ink clone]]s. Sakura, as agreed upon by the other members of the [[Konoha 11]], is going to kill Sasuke before he involves Konoha in a future war. Knowing that she is no match for Sasuke and possibly understanding that he is most likely the only one who can reason with her in her current mental state, Kakashi prepares to follow her. At that moment, [[Gaara]] arrives and tells them about the start of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] and Danzō's actions at the [[Kage Summit]]. He adds that the other [[Kage]] would prefer if Kakashi were the Hokage. When Gaara leaves, the ink clone guides Kakashi to Sakura.
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Sai and Sakura follow Naruto to the Land of Iron and Sakura tells Naruto that she loves him and Kakashi watches on in disappointment and stops an angered Yamato from interrupting, trusting Naruto to handle it. Kakashi suspects that this is not the real reason they came, which is confirmed by one of Sai's [[ink clone]]s. Sakura, as agreed upon by the other members of the [[Konoha 11]], is going to kill Sasuke before he involves Konoha in a future war in any way possible. Knowing that she is no match for Sasuke and possibly understanding that he is most likely the only one who can reason with her in her current mental state, Kakashi prepares to follow her. At that moment, [[Gaara]] arrives and tells them about the start of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] and Danzō's actions at the [[Kage Summit]]. He adds that the other [[Kage]] would prefer if Kakashi were the Hokage. When Gaara leaves, the ink clone guides Kakashi to Sakura.
   
[[File:Kakashi intercepts Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Kakashi saves Sakura from Sasuke's attack.]]
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[[File:Kakashi intercepts Sasuke.png|thumb|right|Kakashi saves Sakura from Sasuke's attack.]]
The ink clone disperses en route when Sakura neutralises the real Sai. Kakashi finds her in time to stop Sasuke from killing her and tells her that, as Sasuke's teacher, he will be the one to kill him. Kakashi makes one final attempt to draw Sasuke away from a life of vengeance, but Sasuke menacingly responds by saying that only by bringing his entire clan back would he stop. Kakashi tells Sakura to leave with Karin while he fights Sasuke, and contemplated his feelings being the same as the Third Hokage's with Orochimaru. Their fight soon led off the bridge they were on and Kakashi receives an attack from Sasuke's [[Susanoo]]. Kakashi is forced to use Kamui to divert the attack, which leaves him unable to protect Sakura when she rejoins the fight. Naruto arrives in time to save her, and furious at Sasuke's mercilessness, Kakashi tries to finish him off. Naruto halts Kakashi in order to speak with Sasuke, who gloats about having killed Danzō. Tobi and [[Zetsu]] soon arrive and Kakashi, at Naruto's request, allows them to leave with Sasuke without incident. Kakashi tries to take out Tobi with [[Kamui]], but Tobi tells him that the technique won't work on him. Tobi teleports away taking Sasuke, and Zetsu leaves then as well. Kakashi collects [[Karin]], believing she may have useful information, and revives Sai and Sakura's other escorts before going home.
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The ink clone disperses en route when Sakura neutralises the real Sai. Kakashi finds her in time to stop Sasuke from killing her and tells her that, as Sasuke's teacher, he will be the one to kill him. Kakashi makes one final attempt to draw Sasuke away from a life of vengeance, but Sasuke menacingly responds by saying that only by bringing his entire clan back would he stop. Kakashi tells Sakura to leave with Karin while he fights Sasuke, and contemplated his feelings being the same as the Third Hokage's with Orochimaru. Their fight soon led off the bridge they were on and Kakashi receives an attack from Sasuke's [[Susanoo]]. Kakashi is forced to use Kamui to divert the attack, which leaves him unable to protect Sakura when she rejoins the fight. Naruto arrives in time to save her, and furious at Sasuke's mercilessness, Kakashi tries to finish him off. Naruto halts Kakashi in order to speak with Sasuke, who gloats about having killed Danzō. Tobi and [[Zetsu]] soon arrive and Kakashi, at Naruto's request, allows them to leave with Sasuke without incident. Kakashi tries to take out Tobi with [[Kamui]], but Tobi tells him that the technique won't work on him. Tobi teleports away taking Sasuke, and Zetsu leaves then as well. Kakashi collects [[Karin]], believing she may have useful information, and revives Sai and Sakura's other escorts. They are then met by members of [[Root]]. Learning that Danzō was truly dead as the [[Cursed Tongue Eradication Technique|seals]] he placed on all of his subordinates have vanished, Kakashi and his team decided to quickly to return to the village knowing that Kakashi would most likely be made the new Hokage.
 
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=== Chikara Arc ===
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown ===
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Upon returning to Konoha, Kakashi brings Karin to Ibiki for questioning. Kakashi spoke with [[Koharu Utatane]] and [[Homura Mitokado]] about all that had occurred. While reluctant, he agreed to their decision to make him Hokage as the Allied Shinobi Forces would need a Kage from each of the Five Nations and Kakashi already had full trust and respect from the other Kage. In the anime, word quickly spread about Kakashi being appointed the Sixth Hokage. Happy for his long-time friend and rival, Guy challenged him to a race, which resulted in Kakashi's 50th win over Guy. Soon afterwards, Kakashi was taken to the [[Stone Carver]]s of the Hokage Monument to make a replica of his face to carve his likeness on the monument.
In the anime, upon receiving news that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] is responsible for the massacre in [[Tonika Village]], Tsunade sends Kakashi, Guy, and Shikamaru to assist Team Kakashi.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 291</ref>
 
   
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
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Later, he accompanied the Konoha Council to a meeting hall with the [[Fire Daimyō]] and his delegation. Despite a unanimous vote for Kakashi, moments before he was officially declared the Sixth Hokage, news reached them of Tsunade waking up, ending the proceedings. Later, while Tsunade was recovering, Kakashi spoke with her and thanked her for waking up in time, noting he was not cut out for the position of Hokage.
Back in Konoha, Kakashi spoke with [[Koharu Utatane]] and [[Homura Mitokado]] about all that had occurred. While reluctant to become Hokage, he agreed and accompanied them to a meeting hall with the [[Fire Daimyō]] and his delegation. Before he would be appointed, however, news reached them of Tsunade waking up, ending the proceedings. Later, while Tsunade was recovering, Kakashi spoke with her and thanked her for waking up in time, noting he was not cut out for the position of Hokage.
 
   
=== Adventures at Sea Arc ===
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In the anime, upon receiving news that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] is responsible for the massacre in [[Tonika Village]], Tsunade sends Kakashi and reinforcements to assist Team Yamato. By the time they found Team Yamato in [[Hachō Village]], Kabuto had managed to create a [[Body Recreation Technique|copy]] of Naruto with the Nine-Tails' "Version 2" power that overwhelmed Naruto. Guy and Lee went to fend it off as while Kakashi confronted Kabuto, determined to capture him. Kabuto responded by surrounding Kakashi and his allies with several reincarnated shinobi. As Kakashi began pursuing Kabuto, the [[Nine-Tailed Naruto Clone]] absorbed much of the Nine-Tails' chakra from Naruto, expanding its chakra cloak to become a giant replication of the Nine-Tails and began devastating the village. Kakashi quickly turned his attention to the destruction and help his team save the inhabitants. After the Clone-Naruto lost its extra power, it was retrieved by Kabuto. While there were no deaths from the attack and Kakashi's team began treating the injured, Naruto and [[Dokku]] were captured by Kabuto. Trying to determine Kabuto's goal, it was theorised that the rogue ninja is trying to refine the Second Hokage's technique.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 293</ref>
   
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
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Later, after having met the village leader [[Disonasu]], Kakashi recognised him old records as a mass murderer thought dead and also an old partner of Orochimaru. Kakashi and his team followed him to [[The Hole]] of Tonika Village where was revealed to be working with Kabuto in attempting to resurrect the [[Ama no Hoko]]. Kabuto quickly acted by summoning his reincarnated and cloned shinobi. While Kakashi's team engaged the enemies and a freed Naruto took on his copy, Kakashi engaged Kabuto. Ultimately, Disonasu was able to active the Ama no Hoko. The resulting release of energy causes the Clone-Naruto to fall into the structure and transform into a giant hydra-like Nine-Tails, killing Disonasu quickly afterwards. As Naruto enters a becomes shrouded in a tailed beast-sized chakra cloak to battle the mutated Clone-Naruto, Kakashi grows concern for his student, allowing the reincarnated Deidara to retrieve Kabuto and escape. Kakashi watches in horror as Naruto gradually gets overcome by the Nine-Tails, turning into the actual demon. At the last moment, one of the village children, [[Miina]], calls to Naruto with an unknown power, helping Naruto regain control of himself, transforming again into a [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode|new but incomplete chakra form]], which Kakashi and the others look at in awe. This new form allows Naruto to destroy the evil clone, allowing Dokku to deactivate the Ama no Hoko.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 295</ref>
[[File:Allied Shinobi Forces Battalion.png|thumb|Kakashi and the other commanders standing before the Alliance.]]
 
Kakashi was later appointed as commander of the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]' [[Third Division]]. As he and the other generals stood over their battalions he urged Gaara as the Regimental Commander to say a few words to them. As two ninja on the brink of infighting began to bicker, Kakashi watched on noting that he had a feeling something like this would happen and as Gaara parted them and spoke to the masses Kakashi noticed the change in atmosphere around the ninja.
 
   
[[File:Kakashi's strategy initiated.png|thumb|left|Kakashi and his division begin their strategy.]]
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=== Paradise Life on a Boat ===
Later on while Kakashi was with his division, he saw the ambush squad set off a red flare. He then ordered his division to go to the [[Surprise Attack Division]]. They arrive in the nick of time and save [[Sai]], [[Omoi]], and [[Zaji]] from danger. Much to Sakura and his surprise, they find [[Zabuza]] and [[Haku]] among the enemy ranks. Zabuza and Haku ask how Naruto is doing, and Kakashi remarks that Naruto has become an admirable shinobi. However, their reunion is cut short when [[Kabuto]] strengthens his grip on the resurrected shinobi, completely eradicating their personalities. Before completing losing control of themselves, Haku and Zabuza pleaded for Kakashi to stop them, with Kakashi agreeing as he revealed his Sharingan. As Zabuza used the [[Hiding in Mist Technique]], Kakashi orders his squad into a [[Manji Formation]] around the sensor ninja. When Kakashi's division is about to mount a counter-attack, he watches in exasperation as the previous generation of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]] is summoned to the battlefield. As the swordsmen begin to thin the division's numbers, Kakashi comes up with a plan to neutralise the Hiding in Mist Technique used by Zabuza. He tries to impale Zabuza with a [[Lightning Cutter]], only for Haku to take the blow. Zabuza then seizes the opportunity to attack the immobile Kakashi.
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In the anime, Kakashi won a sushi eating contest against Guy, giving him the lead in their rivalry with 51 wins.<ref name="ship241" /> Later, while preparing for the upcoming war, he was approached by [[Kiba Inuzuka]]. Depressed that Naruto had come so far in comparison to him as Naruto was bottom-graduate of their class, Kiba asked Kakashi to train him since he trained Naruto and also shared an affinity for canine-related techniques not unlike Kiba. Feeling too busy, Kakashi instead summoned his nin-ken to assist Kiba in the training. Later, after his nin-ken successfully taught a lesson about perseverance to Kiba, they told Kakashi about how Kiba said he wanted to be like Naruto, which Kakashi doubted Kiba would want.
   
[[File:Kakashi pierces Zabuza.png|thumb|Kakashi impales Zabuza.]]
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Later, Tsunade told Kakashi that as a veteran from the previous great war and someone respected by all five great nations, he was to be assigned a unit commander for the joined shinobi forces. Kakashi humbly accepted the decision but asked for Tsunade to appoint a second-in-command for Kakashi that he could trust completely, which Kakashi suggested be Might Guy. Suddenly, a small projectile crashed into the room. It was revealed to be a small nin-turtle from Guy delivering an SOS. Kakashi quickly went off to aid Guy, who was currently on a mission to escort Naruto through the [[Land of Lightning]]. When Kakashi found Guy, having grown suspicious of enemy attacks from rumours of more advanced transformation techniques, the one-sided rival believed Kakashi was an impostor and attacked him. After a heated battle, Kakashi fighting purely defensively, was able to convince Guy that he was real by pointing out a private and embarrassing fact from Guy's childhood. After calming down, Kakashi explained that Guy sent his SOS turtle to him. Guy realised that while experiencing seasickness, he accidentally bit his finger and summoned his turtle. Seeing that everything was fine, Kakashi returned to the village, sure that Guy would protect Naruto well.<ref name="ship241" />
Kakashi narrowly dodges the strike with only a shallow wound while Haku was bisected at the waist. As Kakashi reflects on how this situation was just like their last battle, he remembers how Zabuza and Haku taught Naruto an important lesson in bonds. Kakashi openly thanked them for being Naruto's first opponents. Also remembering how Kakashi had grown to respect and like the two rogue ninja, Kakashi became determined to free them from their undead prison in respect for the way they chose to die. Kakashi then ordered his men to prepare the strategy again as Kakashi charged forward, using his Lightning Cutter to destroy Zabuza's sword-wielding arm and stab him through the chest. Kakashi's team then used special bounds to trap them, also causing the Hiding in Mist Technique to dispel. Openly voicing his anger at how someone could toy with the dead, stating that he will going on a rampage as he takes Zabuza's fully regenerated [[Kubikiribōchō]] to use.
 
   
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation ===
On the next day, Kakashi and his division resume the battle against the remaining Mist Swordsmen. In the anime, he defeated [[Jinin Akebino]], giving his team time to seal him.<ref name="ship284"/> Later, he encountered [[Jinpachi Munashi]] and [[Kushimaru Kuriarare]] toying with members of Kakashi's division. While able to save some of them, he soon found himself cornered by the two swordsmen. Might Guy than arrived to aid Kakashi. Taking advantage of the swordmen's lack of teamwork, they were able to hold them off until the sealing team arrived to subdue them.<ref name="ship288"/>
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[[File:Allied Shinobi Forces Battalion.png|thumb|left|Kakashi and the other commanders standing before the Alliance.]]
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Kakashi was later appointed as commander of the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]' [[Third Division]]. As he and the other generals stood over their battalions he urged Gaara as the Regimental Commander to say a few words to them. As two ninja on the brink of infighting began to bicker, Kakashi watched on noting that he had a feeling something like this would happen and as Gaara parted them and spoke to the masses Kakashi noticed the change in atmosphere around the ninja. Later on while Kakashi was with his division, he saw the ambush squad set off a red flare. He then ordered his division to go to the [[Surprise Attack Division]]. They arrive in the nick of time and save [[Sai]], [[Omoi]], and [[Zaji]] from danger.
   
[[File:Kakashi, guy vs Tobi.png|thumb|right|Kakashi and Guy arrive to save Naruto.]]
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[[File:Kakashi's strategy initiated.png|thumb|right|Kakashi and his division begin their strategy.]]
Imbuing the Kubikiribōchō with [[lightning]], he cuts down [[Fuguki Suikazan]] and Sai [[Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet|seals]] him inside of his drawing. He then asks a noticeably winded Sai if he was all right. After noticing more [[White Zetsu Army]] clones arriving, he tells [[Guy]] who wanted them to take them down all at once that they also had reinforcements after seeing [[Naruto]]'s clone arrive on the battlefield. After dealing with the remaining Mist Swordsmen, Kakashi and Guy head on to save Naruto from being captured by Tobi. Attacking him once he materialised, Kakashi was able to retrieve Naruto before Tobi could [[Kamui|warp]] him away.
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Much to Sakura and his surprise, they find [[Zabuza]] and [[Haku]] amongst the enemy ranks. Zabuza and Haku ask how Naruto is doing, and Kakashi remarks that Naruto has become an admirable shinobi. However, their reunion is cut short when [[Kabuto]] strengthens his grip on the resurrected shinobi, completely eradicating their personalities. Before completing losing control of themselves, Haku and Zabuza pleaded for Kakashi to stop them, with Kakashi agreeing as he revealed his [[Sharingan]]. As Zabuza used the [[Hiding in Mist Technique]], Kakashi orders his squad into a [[Manji Formation]] around the sensor ninja. When Kakashi's division is about to mount a counter-attack, he watches in exasperation as the previous generation of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]] is summoned to the battlefield. As the swordsmen begin to thin the division's numbers, Kakashi comes up with a plan to neutralise the Hiding in Mist Technique used by Zabuza. He tries to impale Zabuza with a [[Lightning Cutter]], only for Haku to take the blow. Zabuza then seizes the opportunity to attack the immobile Kakashi.
   
Smiling at his pupil, he tells him that he couldn't sit idly by while his student overexerts himself. Deciphering the information Naruto had spewed out, he watches on as the [[Five-Tails]] charges at [[Tobi]] and theorises that Tobi did not have perfect control of the beasts before telling Naruto to stay focused. As the beasts charge at them, Kakashi tells Guy that they needed to decipher which beast used which of the [[Six Paths of Pain]]'s abilities. Activating his [[Lightning Cutter]], he and Guy confront the beasts head on, he is shocked to see that they aren't using these abilities. He and Guy later watch in shock as Tobi, after congratulating Kakashi on his observation skills, causes [[Utakata]] and [[Rōshi]] to fully transform. As the [[Six-Tails]] attacks breathing out a [[corrosive gas]], Kakashi warns Guy not to touch the substance it spewed at all.
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[[File:Kakashi pierces Zabuza.png|thumb|left|Kakashi impales Zabuza.]]
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Kakashi narrowly dodges the strike with only a shallow wound, which fully regenerates Zabuza's [[Kubikiribōchō]], while Haku was bisected at the waist. As Kakashi reflects on how this situation was just like their last battle, he remembers how Zabuza and Haku taught Naruto an important lesson in bonds. Kakashi openly thanked them for being Naruto's first opponents. Also remembering how Kakashi had grown to respect and like the two rogue ninja, Kakashi became determined to free them from their undead prison in respect for the way they chose to die. Kakashi then ordered his men to prepare the strategy again as Kakashi charged forward, using his Lightning Cutter to destroy Zabuza's sword-wielding arm and stab him through the chest. Kakashi's team then used special bounds to trap them, also causing the mist to dispel. Openly voicing his anger at how someone could toy with the dead, he states that he will going on a rampage as he picks up Kubikiribōchō to use.
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[[File:The Helmet Splitter Jinin Akebino!.png|thumb|right|Kakashi fending off Jinin.]]
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On the next day, Kakashi and his division resume the battle against the remaining Mist Swordsmen. In the anime, he defeated [[Jinin Akebino]], giving his team time to seal him.<ref name="ship284" /> Later, he encountered [[Jinpachi Munashi]] and [[Kushimaru Kuriarare]] toying with members of Kakashi's division. While able to save some of them, he soon found himself cornered by the two swordsmen. Might Guy than arrived to aid Kakashi. Taking advantage of the swordsmen's lack of team-work, they were able to hold them off until the sealing team arrived to subdue them.<ref name="ship288" />
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
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Later, Kakashi faces [[Fuguki Suikazan]]. He cuts down the Mist Swordsman by imbuing the Kubikiribōchō with [[lightning]], allowing Sai to [[Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet|seal]] Fuguki inside of his drawing. After noticing more [[White Zetsu Army]] clones arriving, he tells [[Guy]] who wanted them to take them down all at once that they also had reinforcements after seeing [[Naruto]]'s clone arrive on the battlefield.
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[[File:Geki — Konoha Kongōriki Senpū.png|thumb|left|Kakashi and Guy arrive to save Naruto.]]
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After dealing with the remaining Mist Swordsmen, Kakashi and Guy head on to save Naruto from being captured by Tobi. Attacking him once he materialised, Kakashi was able to retrieve Naruto before Tobi could [[Kamui|warp]] him away. Smiling at his pupil, he tells him that he couldn't sit idly by while his student overexerts himself. Deciphering the information Naruto had spewed out, he watches on as the [[Five-Tails]] charges at [[Tobi]] and theorises that Tobi did not have perfect control of the beasts before telling Naruto to stay focused. As the beasts charge at them, Kakashi tells Guy that they needed to decipher which beast used which of the [[Six Paths of Pain]]'s abilities. Activating his [[Lightning Cutter]], he and Guy confront the beasts head on, he is shocked to see that they aren't using these abilities. He and Guy later watch in shock as Tobi, after congratulating Kakashi on his observation skills, causes [[Utakata]] and [[Rōshi]] to fully transform. As the [[Six-Tails]] attacks breathing out a [[Wisdom Wolf Decay|corrosive gas]], Kakashi warns Guy not to touch the substance it spewed at all.
   
[[File:Lightning Transmission.png|thumb|left|Kakashi and his clone sever the approaching chakra arms.]]
 
 
As they retreat, Guy alerts him to Naruto's predicament. Telling Guy that they weren't able to leave to free Naruto from [[Son Gokū]]'s jaws as they were being pressured from all sides, he creates a [[shadow clone]] and assumes the [[Manji Formation]]. Entrusting their backs to one another, Kakashi and his clone charges forward with the [[Lightning Transmission]] technique, severing the [[chakra arms]]. Kakashi prepares for another onslaught of attacks as the beasts confront him head-on. As Naruto succeeds in releasing Son from Tobi's control, both Kakashi and Guy look on shocked as the now fully-transformed jinchūriki bear down on them.
 
As they retreat, Guy alerts him to Naruto's predicament. Telling Guy that they weren't able to leave to free Naruto from [[Son Gokū]]'s jaws as they were being pressured from all sides, he creates a [[shadow clone]] and assumes the [[Manji Formation]]. Entrusting their backs to one another, Kakashi and his clone charges forward with the [[Lightning Transmission]] technique, severing the [[chakra arms]]. Kakashi prepares for another onslaught of attacks as the beasts confront him head-on. As Naruto succeeds in releasing Son from Tobi's control, both Kakashi and Guy look on shocked as the now fully-transformed jinchūriki bear down on them.
   
As the situation becomes dire, Kakashi decides that he would [[Kamui|warp away]] the five [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s that were aimed at them, but Guy tells him that there was no way he had enough strength for that. Kakashi also declines Guy's decision to use the eighth gate, stating he would die after opening it. Both men are rescued however by Naruto who deflects the attacks with such speed that Kakashi momentarily believes him to be his former teacher [[Minato]]. Absorbed into the Nine-Tails' chakra as Naruto transforms, both men watch on at the battle between the beasts ensue watching in horror as the five opposing beasts later combine a Tailed Beast Ball, and Naruto attempts to counter with his own.
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As the situation becomes dire, Kakashi decides that he would [[Kamui|warp away]] the five [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s that were aimed at them, but Guy tells him that there was no way he had enough strength for that. Kakashi also declines Guy's decision to use the eighth gate, stating he would die after opening it. Both men are rescued however by Naruto who deflects the attacks with such speed that Kakashi momentarily believes him to be his former teacher [[Minato]]. Absorbed into Kurama's chakra as Naruto transforms, both men watch on at the battle between the beasts ensue watching in horror as the five opposing beasts later combine a Tailed Beast Ball, and Naruto attempts to counter with his own.
   
[[File:Kakashi and Clone.png|thumb|Kakashi and his clone attack the Demonic Statue.]]
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[[File:Kakashi vs. Gedo Mazo.png|thumb|right|Kakashi and his clone attack the Demonic Statue.]]
 
After Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode was cancelled, Kakashi stands alongside Guy, who uncharacteristically says that he felt old seeing Naruto come so far which somewhat shocks Kakashi. Kakashi then tells him that their youth wasn't over just yet which seemingly gets Guy back to his old self. He is later seen mobilised beside [[Might Guy]], [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Killer B]] in his full Eight-Tails form preparing to assault [[Tobi]] and the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]. Launching an attack with his shadow clone, Kakashi called to Guy who followed up with an attack followed by B and Naruto, the latter of which continued to taunt Tobi despite his advisement against it.
 
After Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode was cancelled, Kakashi stands alongside Guy, who uncharacteristically says that he felt old seeing Naruto come so far which somewhat shocks Kakashi. Kakashi then tells him that their youth wasn't over just yet which seemingly gets Guy back to his old self. He is later seen mobilised beside [[Might Guy]], [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Killer B]] in his full Eight-Tails form preparing to assault [[Tobi]] and the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]. Launching an attack with his shadow clone, Kakashi called to Guy who followed up with an attack followed by B and Naruto, the latter of which continued to taunt Tobi despite his advisement against it.
   
[[File:Kakashi attacks Tobi.png|thumb|left|Kakashi attacks Tobi while he is distracted.]]
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[[File:Kakashi attacks Tobi1.png|thumb|left|Kakashi attacks Tobi while he is distracted.]]
 
While Naruto and Guy battle Tobi, Kakashi focuses on the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Kakashi then tries to use Kamui on the the statue to remove it's head, however the statue seems to have nullified the attack which confuses Kakashi. He then infuses a kunai with [[Lightning Release]] and calls out to [[Killer B|B]] to launch him. Launching across the battlefield, Kakashi easily cuts through a rock that separated him from Naruto and launches the kunai at Tobi who becomes intangible and kicks the kunai towards Naruto. Kakashi uses Kamui once again to warp away the kunai. Regrouping as the last attack seemingly fails to land, the shinobi wonder how they were going to defeat Tobi.
 
While Naruto and Guy battle Tobi, Kakashi focuses on the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Kakashi then tries to use Kamui on the the statue to remove it's head, however the statue seems to have nullified the attack which confuses Kakashi. He then infuses a kunai with [[Lightning Release]] and calls out to [[Killer B|B]] to launch him. Launching across the battlefield, Kakashi easily cuts through a rock that separated him from Naruto and launches the kunai at Tobi who becomes intangible and kicks the kunai towards Naruto. Kakashi uses Kamui once again to warp away the kunai. Regrouping as the last attack seemingly fails to land, the shinobi wonder how they were going to defeat Tobi.
   
[[File:B sends the shinobi flying.PNG|thumb|Gyūki launches Guy, Kakashi and Naruto across the battlefield.]]
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[[File:B sends the shinobi flying.png|thumb|Gyūki launches Guy, Kakashi and Naruto across the battlefield.]]
 
Noticing the slight crack in Tobi's mask, Kakashi denies the fact that it was made by Naruto's last attack, and noted that the crack was too sharp to have been made by an impact like that. Realising what had made the gash in the mask, Kakashi called out to his comrades to aid him in testing his hypothesis. Climbing into B's hand the three shinobi are launched across the battlefield, and after Guy and Naruto respectively attacked Tobi, just before the masked man phased through Naruto's [[Rasengan]], Kakashi used Kamui to send the Rasengan to the other dimension. Tobi's right arm was then subsequently hit by an unseen attack at which time Kakashi declared that his hypothesis was right and realised that Tobi was not using two separate techniques to warp himself away and another to phase, but one single technique.
 
Noticing the slight crack in Tobi's mask, Kakashi denies the fact that it was made by Naruto's last attack, and noted that the crack was too sharp to have been made by an impact like that. Realising what had made the gash in the mask, Kakashi called out to his comrades to aid him in testing his hypothesis. Climbing into B's hand the three shinobi are launched across the battlefield, and after Guy and Naruto respectively attacked Tobi, just before the masked man phased through Naruto's [[Rasengan]], Kakashi used Kamui to send the Rasengan to the other dimension. Tobi's right arm was then subsequently hit by an unseen attack at which time Kakashi declared that his hypothesis was right and realised that Tobi was not using two separate techniques to warp himself away and another to phase, but one single technique.
   
 
Obliging Guy's request to tell them his analysis in the simplest way possible, Kakashi explains what occurred that Tobi only intangible by transferring part of himself into the other dimension where Kakashi sends whatever he targets with Kamui to. But as this other dimension is pointed out as a link between his Sharingan and their enemy's, Kakashi questioned Tobi as to where exactly he got the eye from. However, Kakashi is horrified upon hearing Tobi's answer of obtaining his Sharingan from [[Kannabi Bridge]] during the [[Third Shinobi World War|previous war]]. Kakashi is at a loss for words, in a daze thinking of his former comrade, Guy attempts to snap him out of it while Naruto charges at Tobi in his [[Tailed Beast Mode]]. After hearing Naruto's speech, Kakashi rallied back and readied a new strategy that requires him to time the few remaining Kamui he can use. Charging forward as Naruto created a [[shadow clone]] to attack Tobi, Kakashi seemingly warped away the dispelled clone's Rasengan before collapsing from the strain with his eye bleeding. In reality, however, Kakashi warped Naruto's clone into the other dimension, allowing his student's clone to catch Tobi off guard and shatter his mask.
 
Obliging Guy's request to tell them his analysis in the simplest way possible, Kakashi explains what occurred that Tobi only intangible by transferring part of himself into the other dimension where Kakashi sends whatever he targets with Kamui to. But as this other dimension is pointed out as a link between his Sharingan and their enemy's, Kakashi questioned Tobi as to where exactly he got the eye from. However, Kakashi is horrified upon hearing Tobi's answer of obtaining his Sharingan from [[Kannabi Bridge]] during the [[Third Shinobi World War|previous war]]. Kakashi is at a loss for words, in a daze thinking of his former comrade, Guy attempts to snap him out of it while Naruto charges at Tobi in his [[Tailed Beast Mode]]. After hearing Naruto's speech, Kakashi rallied back and readied a new strategy that requires him to time the few remaining Kamui he can use. Charging forward as Naruto created a [[shadow clone]] to attack Tobi, Kakashi seemingly warped away the dispelled clone's Rasengan before collapsing from the strain with his eye bleeding. In reality, however, Kakashi warped Naruto's clone into the other dimension, allowing his student's clone to catch Tobi off guard and shatter his mask.
   
Kakashi is left completely stunned as he looks on to see that behind the shattered mask, is his childhood friend Obito Uchiha. When Kakashi questions him as to how he survived, Obito avoids his question but explains the reason for his plans; Kakashi's failure to protect Rin, causing Obito to hate "this useless reality", an answer that only caused Kakashi to sink further in depression. After the [[Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance|attack]] launched by Obito is thwarted by Naruto, they are soon joined by the reincarnated Madara. Shocked by this, they silently watched the Uchiha pair converse amongst themselves, and Kakashi expressed surprise at the fact Madara knew about Obito's [[Eye of the Moon Plan]]. While Madara started his confrontation with Naruto and Killer B, Kakashi and Guy prepared to confront their former comrade. Taking advantage of this, Kakashi proceeded to ask Obito why he teamed up with someone like Madara.
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Kakashi is left completely stunned as he looks on to see that behind the shattered mask, is his childhood friend Obito Uchiha. When Kakashi questions why he never returned to Konoha if he survived, Obito mocks Kakashi by stating his failure to protect Rin was the reason, an answer that only caused Kakashi to sink further in depression and cause Obito to chortle at his expense. After the [[Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance|attack]] launched by Obito is thwarted by Naruto, they are soon joined by the reincarnated Madara. Shocked by this, they silently watched the Uchiha pair converse amongst themselves, and Kakashi expressed surprise at the fact Madara knew about Obito's [[Eye of the Moon Plan]]. While Madara started his confrontation with Naruto and Killer B, Kakashi and Guy prepared to confront their former comrade. Taking advantage of this, Kakashi proceeded to ask Obito why he teamed up with someone like Madara.
   
Interrupted by the clash between Naruto and Madara, Kakashi again posed the question to Obito. However, his former friend told him that there was nothing more to be said between them, and that the only thing left to do was to have their final fight. Hurling shuriken out of the other dimension, Kakashi blocked Obito's barrage with [[Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall]] until Obito phased through the wall holding one of the shuriken and stabbed it into Kakashi's left leg. Kakashi's persistence to ask why Obito was doing this only led his former friend to retort that he is trash that does not shut up, and warped Kakashi away to the other dimension. Remembering Obito's words of those who abandon friends being even worse than trash, Kakashi could not believe that the hero he looked up to had forsaken his previous beliefs and used his Kamui to warp himself back from the other world.
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Interrupted by the clash between Naruto and Madara, Kakashi again posed the question to Obito. However, his former friend told him that there was nothing more to be said between them, and that the only thing left to do was to have their final fight. Hurling shuriken out of the other dimension, Kakashi blocked Obito's barrage with an [[Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall|earth wall]] until Obito phased through the wall holding one of the shuriken and stabbed it into Kakashi's left leg. Kakashi's persistence to ask why Obito was doing this only led his former friend to retort that he is trash that does not shut up, and warped Kakashi away to the other dimension. Remembering Obito's words of those who abandon friends being even worse than trash, Kakashi could not believe that the hero he looked up to had forsaken his previous beliefs and used his Kamui to warp himself back from the other world.
   
[[File:Kakashi vs. Obito.png|thumb|left|Kakashi battling Obito.]]
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[[File:Kakashi VS Obito.png|thumb|left|Kakashi battling Obito.]]
 
Kakashi admits that he is trash for failing to protect Rin as promised, but questions Obito if Rin was related to his new ideals before getting kicked in the face and slashed with Obito's two held shuriken. Calling Obito one of Konoha's heroes while imploring him to not end up like him, Kakashi is told by his former friend that they are both trash because they survived the worthlessness of this reality. Obito prepared to finish Kakashi off before Naruto's shadow clone intercepted Obito's right-hand shuriken, declaring that he would protect his friends with his life. Remembering the exact same words he said to [[Team 7]], Kakashi regained his will to fight and used his Lightning Cutter to destroy Obito's other shuriken. He then proclaimed that he remembered what Obito taught him in the past, and that now he would protect Naruto.
 
Kakashi admits that he is trash for failing to protect Rin as promised, but questions Obito if Rin was related to his new ideals before getting kicked in the face and slashed with Obito's two held shuriken. Calling Obito one of Konoha's heroes while imploring him to not end up like him, Kakashi is told by his former friend that they are both trash because they survived the worthlessness of this reality. Obito prepared to finish Kakashi off before Naruto's shadow clone intercepted Obito's right-hand shuriken, declaring that he would protect his friends with his life. Remembering the exact same words he said to [[Team 7]], Kakashi regained his will to fight and used his Lightning Cutter to destroy Obito's other shuriken. He then proclaimed that he remembered what Obito taught him in the past, and that now he would protect Naruto.
   
[[File:Kakashi surprise attacks Obito.png|thumb|Kakashi attacks Obito from the other dimension.]]
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[[File:Kakashi attacking Obito.png|thumb|Kakashi attacks Obito from the other dimension.]]
Weakened from his injuries and overusing his Mangeykō Sharingan, Kakashi falls to his knees in exhaustion. Obito again attempts to warp Kakashi to the other dimension, but is stopped by Naruto. After Kurama temporarily switches places with Naruto, he grabs Kakashi, and throws him towards Obito, who successfully warps him away. With no time to complain, Naruto attacks Obito while Kakashi, who Kurama had supplied with chakra when he threw him, attacked Obito's materialised body parts in the other dimension. Warping himself back to the real world, Kakashi looks on as a giant [[Tailed Beast Ball]] was fired by B and Naruto at the statue. Kakashi contemplated whether the statue had really been destroyed, but it was later revealed to have successfully become the Ten-Tails.
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Weakened from his injuries and overusing his Mangeykō Sharingan, Kakashi falls to his knees in exhaustion. Obito again attempts to warp Kakashi to the other dimension, but is stopped by Naruto. After Kurama temporarily switches places with Naruto, it grabs Kakashi, and throws him towards Obito, who successfully warps him away. With no time to complain, Naruto attacks Obito while Kakashi, who Kurama had supplied with chakra when it threw him, attacked Obito's materialised body parts in the other dimension. Warping himself back to the real world, Kakashi looks on as a giant [[Tailed Beast Ball]] was fired by B and Naruto at the statue. Kakashi contemplated whether the statue had really been destroyed, but it was later revealed to have successfully become the Ten-Tails.
   
As Madara and Obito connect themselves to the Ten-Tails by way of tendrils being inserted, Kurama grabs Kakashi and Guy in his mouth to restore their chakra. Kurama, understanding the true nature behind the Ten-Tails, begins giving instructions to how they should have the might beast. When Kakashi notes that Kurama is acting like a captain, it thinks Kakashi has a problem with it, but the jōnin merely replies that he actually likes it. Kakashi's kindness to Kurama is shortly enjoyed as the Ten-Tails shows remarkable speed, quickly overwhelming Kakashi and his team. Following Kurama's advice, Kakashi uses Kamui to teleport Gyūki in front of the Ten-Tails, who launches a point-blank [[Tailed Beast Ball]] at the resurrected demon.
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As Madara and Obito connect themselves to the Ten-Tails by way of tendrils being inserted, Kurama grabs Kakashi and Guy in its mouth to restore their chakra. Kurama, understanding the true nature behind the Ten-Tails, begins giving instructions to how they should face the mighty beast. When Kakashi notes that Kurama is acting like a captain, it thinks Kakashi has a problem with it, but the jōnin merely replies that he actually likes it. Kakashi's kindness to Kurama is shortly enjoyed as the Ten-Tails shows remarkable speed, quickly overwhelming Kakashi and his team. Following Kurama's advice, Kakashi uses Kamui to teleport Gyūki in front of the Ten-Tails, who launches a point-blank [[Tailed Beast Ball]] at the resurrected demon.
   
[[File:Naruto Alliance.png|thumb|left|Kakashi together with the Allied Shinobi Force.]]
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[[File:Allied Forces Jutsu.png|thumb|left|Kakashi together with the Allied Shinobi Force.]]
 
After deflecting the attack back at Gyūki, the Ten-Tails attempts to attack Naruto and Kakashi with its tail, but Naruto throws Kakashi out of the way in time. Landing in the safety of Kurama, Kurama later dematerialises, and Kakashi falls to the ground. Kakashi finds himself weakened from transporting Gyūki with his Kamui. Stressing the importance of Naruto's life to the war effort, Kakashi finds relief as all divisions of the Allied Shinobi Forces assemble at the battlefield, and Sakura begins to heal him.
 
After deflecting the attack back at Gyūki, the Ten-Tails attempts to attack Naruto and Kakashi with its tail, but Naruto throws Kakashi out of the way in time. Landing in the safety of Kurama, Kurama later dematerialises, and Kakashi falls to the ground. Kakashi finds himself weakened from transporting Gyūki with his Kamui. Stressing the importance of Naruto's life to the war effort, Kakashi finds relief as all divisions of the Allied Shinobi Forces assemble at the battlefield, and Sakura begins to heal him.
   
Reeling from an attack from a newly evolved Ten-Tails, Kakashi is asked by Shikaku for information regarding his fights with the enemy prior to the Allied Shinobi Forces arrival, but Kakashi is forced to cut contact and attempts to use Kamui against the Ten-Tails. Realising he couldn't use it in time, ordering another to use an Earth Release technique to make the ground underneath the beast uneven, Kakashi is shocked to see the Ten-Tails massive firing distance with a Tailed Beast Ball. Kakashi and Sakura later narrowly avoid one of the [[Wood Release: Cutting Technique|wooden stakes]] that was fired by the [[Ten-Tails]]. He later watched on in horror as Neji sacrificed himself to protect Naruto and Hinata from the projectiles, and attempted to chide Obito for degrading Naruto, but was cut off by the former's tirade, in which he pointed out that Kakashi should know that nothing but loneliness was at the end of the path Naruto had chosen to take.
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Reeling from an attack from a newly evolved Ten-Tails, Kakashi is asked by Shikaku for information regarding his fights with the enemy prior to the Allied Shinobi Forces arrival, but Kakashi is forced to cut contact and attempts to use Kamui against the Ten-Tails. Realising he couldn't use it in time, ordering another to use an Earth Release technique to make the ground underneath the beast uneven, Kakashi is shocked to see the Ten-Tails massive firing distance with a Tailed Beast Ball. Kakashi and Sakura later narrowly avoid one of the [[Wood Release: Cutting Technique|wooden stakes]] that was fired by the [[Ten-Tails]]. He later watched on in horror as Neji sacrificed himself to protect Naruto and Hinata from the projectiles, and attempted to chide Obito for degrading Naruto, but was cut off by the former's tirade, in which he pointed out that Kakashi should know that nothing but loneliness was at the end of the path Naruto had chosen to take. He would later affirm that promising to protect loved ones could become a curse, if they were unable to fulfill that promise. Understanding this, Naruto still agreed to keep Neji in his heart and to carry on his will, stating that to do otherwise would be to truly killing Neji.
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[[File:Kakashi and Obito using Kamui.png|thumb|Kakashi and Obito teleport to the other dimension.]]
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After receiving chakra from Naruto, resulting in a chakra cloak, Kakashi thought back to his conversation with Shikaku and the feats he was able to accomplish the first time Kurama gave him chakra. He later charged towards, and attacked the Ten-Tails alongside the other empowered members of the Alliance. Ultimately, the Allied Shinobi Forces manage to separate Obito and Madara from the Ten-Tails, which causes the massive demon to start going berserk. As Kakashi prepares to warp it away, he is intercepted by Obito. The two men end up warping to Kamui's dimension but not before Kakashi called out to Naruto, telling him to handle things there.
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Upon arriving, Kakashi maintains his balance unlike Obito, allowing him to strike with his Lightning Cutter before Obito could react, only to hesitate and stop at the last moment. While shocked at first, Obito realises that Kakashi is still plagued by guilt and hope for Obito reforming, to which the fallen Uchiha mocks Kakashi for. Kakashi begs Obito to accept that things don't have to be this way, as in many ways the man Obito once was now lives in Naruto. Obito then stood up, phasing through Kakashi's Lightning Cutter. He then revealed that he knew all along the circumstances of Rin dying. That just like how he didn't blame Kakashi for Rin's death, she and Kakashi weren't the reason for him starting this war. Obito tells Kakashi to forget about his guilt as there is nothing left of the man Kakashi once fought alongside, emphasising this from a genjutsu of a gaping hole where his heart should be.
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[[File:End of Kakashi vs Obito.png|thumb|left|The culmination of Kakashi and Obito's battle.]]
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Appealing to Kakashi's happier memories from their childhood, Obito emphasises that the illusion world can give Kakashi back that lost time, creating an illusion of child Obito and Rin, which Kakashi quickly strikes down. Kakashi defiantly refuses Obito's offer of a dream world, saying that illusions will never heal one's pain. While admitting that the real world can be cruel at times, the support of one's friends can ease the pain and rejecting your friends will only add to the pain. Obito scoffed at Kakashi's words, saying that attachments like that are the source of one's pain. Kakashi however reminds Obito of the lesson he once taught Kakashi: One who abandons their friends are worse than trash. As Obito was taken aback by these words, Kakashi declared that he will force these feelings back on Obito, even if he refuses.
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Their battle then raged on, with them challenging each other with various genjutsu tactics, constantly ending in a stalemate. Finally deciding to fight for real, Kakashi and Obito as a last sign of respect between former allies performed a challenge salute. The two clashed, almost mirroring a sparring match from their youth. Although Obito managed to pierce Kakashi's right ribs with a [[Chakra Disruption Blades|black rod]], Kakashi impaled Obito through the chest. While Obito laughingly admitted defeat, he told Kakashi he would lose the war before returning to the real world.
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Heavily fatigued from his battle against Obito, Kakashi remained in the Kamui dimension to suture his wounds before returning to the battlefield. As he began to catch his breath, he thinks over all that has transpired with the new dark Obito, coming to the conclusion that Obito has not truly relinquished the Will of Fire, but rather pushed it aside and his meeting with Naruto has caused him to gain conflicted emotions. Suddenly, Kakashi begins to see and hear what Obito does through their matching pair of Sharingan. Seeing Obito's continued turmoil, Kakashi notes that Obito could have overcome this hole in his heart if he let his friends fill it with their feelings.
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=== Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki ===
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[[File:Kakashi pins Obito.png|thumb|Kakashi attempts to kill Obito after emerging from Kamui's dimension.]]
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Once recovered, Kakashi teleported back to the battlefield, poised over a defeated Obito. Believing that Obito was his responsibility, Kakashi lunged his kunai at Obito, only for the [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] Minato to stop him. While Kakashi was shocked by the appearance of his late sensei, the Fourth Hokage explained that Naruto's persistence has gotten through to Obito. Accepting his inner pain, Obito admits that Rin was the only good thing in his life and losing her only left him in misery. Madara's plan seemed the only sensible choice left in Obito's mind as all he's seen while walking the world confirmed that the world was indeed hopeless. Kakashi admits that he doesn't know for sure if Naruto's views are anymore right and that maybe Madara's isn't completely wrong, shocking Obito. While sympathising with Obito's personal pain of Rin's death along with his other loved ones, Kakashi insists that Naruto's views are at least less likely to fail because his goals naturally draws more people to aid him.
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After learning from Minato that Obito would survive, Kakashi prepared to join the battle against Madara. As Kakashi's words fully reached Obito, the Uchiha admitted to understanding why Nagato betrayed him to aid Naruto. Deciding to follow suit, Obito resolved to, as a true act of atonement for his mistakes, sacrifice his life to revive all the fallen shinobi with [[Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]]. Not wanting his childhood friend to die, Kakashi begged him to instead dedicate his life to making amends, to which Obito said would be the "easy" path, no longer feeling worthy to ever see Rin again. Before he could do so, however, [[Black Zetsu]] emerged from the ground, merged with Obito and forced him to revive Madara, much to Kakashi and Minato's shock.
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[[File:Minato and Kakashi attack Black Zetsu.jpg|thumb|left|Minato and Kakashi attack Black Zetsu.]]
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Succeeding in his goal, Black Zetsu then proceeded to take Obito's Rinnegan to return it to Madara. Kakashi and Minato quickly acted to stop it, to which Black Zetsu responded by merging again with Obito, warning them that his unison with the dying Obito was the only thing still keeping him alive. Being asked what it is, Black Zetsu responded that he was a manifestation of Madara's will, calling Kakashi and his allies fools for underestimating Madara.
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Suddenly, from Obito's artificial body half, the Demonic Statue emerged. Kakashi attempted to stop it by removing the head with Kamui, but the statue is [[Summoning Technique|teleported]] elsewhere, causing Kakashi's attack to instead remove its right arm. As Black Zetsu continued its attempt to take the left Rinnegan from Obito's eye-socket, Obito continued to resist the possession, telling Kakashi to destroy the eye. Looking down on their attempts, Black Zetsu informed them that Madara has already regained his right eye. Obito lost his consciousness.
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As Kakashi couldn't feel the presence of Obito being alive, he and Minato prepare to attack Black Zetsu. Suddenly, Gaara appeared with Sakura and a critical-state Naruto, having lost Yang-Kurama to Madara. Gaara quickly told Minato that Naruto can be saved by sealing the Yin half of Kurama inside Naruto. After Minato's attempt to do so was intercepted by Black Zetsu, getting Yin-Kurama sealed inside itself, Madara arrived. Now the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara seeks to complete his power now in Black Zetsu's possession.
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As Black Zetsu attempted to return to Madara and grant the Uchiha Yin-Kurama and the left Rinnegan, Obito managed to overshadow Black Zetsu, keeping it merged to the younger Uchiha. As Obito and Madara began questioning Obito's purpose in life, Kakashi attempted to teleport Obito away from Madara and Minato launches an attack on the Uchiha. Madara easily repels Minato's attack and kicks Minato's Rasengan at Kakashi, forcing Kakashi to warp the Rasengan before it hit him instead. Obito approached Madara impaled Madara's chest with his hand, stating that he is not an extension of Madara, but Obito Uchiha.
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[[File:Obito and Kakashi join forces.png|thumb|right|Obito and Kakashi join forces.]]
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Relieved that his friend had regained some sense of himself, Kakashi obliged his request and warped Naruto — along with Sakura — to the other dimension. Standing alongside his comrade, Kakashi conceded to be Obito's backup but noted that the Uchiha better not mess up. As they are both attacked by Madara, Obito and Kakashi both use Kamui in sync allowing Obito to warp to the other dimension before Madara could attack him. With Kakashi left defenceless, however, he was rescued by Might Guy whom Kakashi noted he was actually happy to see for the first time.
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As Kakashi and his allies began considering their options against the transcendent Madara, Guy made the first move, attacking Madara with his [[Daytime Tiger]]. The attack was easily resisted and Guy was narrowly saved by the timely arrival of Lee. Realising the grim situation, Guy resolved to make his ultimate move, which Kakashi realised to his horror was the suicidal eighth gate. As his friends tried to talk his out of it, Guy expression made it clear to Kakashi that his decision was final. Once accessing all Eight Gates, Guy quickly began to overwhelm Madara.
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[[File:Kakashi warps away Madara's defence.png|thumb|left|Kakashi warps away Madara's defence.]]
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Realising the limited time Guy had, Minato revealed the true mechanics behind Madara's [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s. The group then launched a strategy to support Guy's offence and quickly got rid of most of Madara's only defence from Guy's [[Evening Elephant]]. With Kakashi's Sharingan too strained from overuse to properly aim Kamui from a distance, Gaara carried Kakashi on his [[Desert Suspension|sand]], getting Kakashi close enough to teleport a large portion of Madara's barrier, letting Guy complete his assault on Madara.
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[[File:Madara takes off Kakashi's eye.png|thumb|right|Madara steals Kakashi's Sharingan.]]
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As Guy and Madara continued their extreme battle, Kakashi admitted that Guy had indeed surpassed him just as Sakumo predicted years ago. Finally, Guy reached his limit and collapsed, his body thrashed from the effects of the Eight Gates and was quickly dying. Wanting to finish Guy personally, Madara launched his final chakra orb at Guy, only for the revived Naruto to return and deflect it wit his bare foot. With a new look in Naruto's eyes, Naruto then somehow stabilised Guy's life force, sparing the taijutsu master from certain death. As Naruto began to overwhelm Madara with his new-found powers, Kakashi watched in amazement. Realising that he was losing the advantage, Madara absorbed the tree into his being, fully regenerating himself. Sasuke then returned with a similar power to Naruto's and the two joined forces to battle Madara. As the two childhood friends begin holding their own against Madara, the legendary Uchiha decides to focus first on regaining his left Rinnegan. Still exhausted from earlier, Madara catches Kakashi off guard and steals his Sharingan, using it to teleport to the [[other dimension]].
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[[File:Kakashi's original left eye.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's original left eye is restored.]]
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Shortly afterwards, Sakura appeared from the other dimension, revealing that Obito teleported her to safety from Madara. She explained that according to Obito, Madara would become unstoppable with both Rinnegan. After Naruto finished sealing Madara's shadow, he used his new powers to restore Kakashi's original left eye, shocking Kakashi. Watching his three former students bicker with each other, Kakashi reflected on how much they have changed and grown before questioning Sasuke's new goals. As Sasuke remained silent, Kakashi chose not push the question, instead alerting his students of Madara returning and told them to remember the first lesson he taught them: team-work. Upon returning, Madara revealed both his eyes restored and Black Zetsu back in control of Obito, also with both his original eyes. As Zetsu mocked Obito's efforts, the reunited Team 7 prepared to battle, with Kakashi admiring their unison. Kakashi watched on as his former students battled Madara. Finally reaching the full maturity of his new-found power, Madara proceeds to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] on the world. As people everywhere become assimilated by this technique, Sasuke, with his own Rinnegan making him immune to the genjutsu, uses his Susanoo to shield Kakashi and his allies from the technique.
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As everyone asked Sasuke the nature of this technique, Sasuke stubbornly told them to be quiet, insisting that he take care of it. While Naruto was furious at Sasuke's still independent attitude, Kakashi solemnly admitted that with Sasuke's Rinnegan, he may be the only one able to save the world. As the light of Madara's technique subsided, Sasuke let down his Susanoo, noting that only a Rinnegan has a chance of cancelling the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Madara confronted 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 asked his own manifestation why he would do this, Black Zetsu boldly stated that it is actually a manifestation of [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]. Black Zetsu then proceeded to expand its being into Madara.
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As Black Zetsu's influence spread over his creator, chakra began to swirl through the air towards Madara. While Naruto and Sasuke's attempted to destroy their enemies proved futile, Black Zetsu revealed to Kakashi and his team that the captured victims of Infinite Tsukuyomi will slowly be transformed into White Zetsu clones. As the chaos subsided, Madara and Black Zetsu's being were transformed into Kaguya herself. Shocked at this revelation, Kakashi asked the legendary princess about her motives, who stated that the world was her nursery and wanted no more fighting to damage it any further. She then transformed the ground into a river of lava, telling Team 7 that she will have them disappear.
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
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[[File:Kakashi_saves_Sakura.png|thumb|Kakashi saves Sakura from the fall.]]
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As Sasuke and Naruto survived the deadly fall on Sasuke's summoned hawk, Kakashi responded quickly to the drop by nailing two kunai in the wall; one stabbing Obito's hand to keep him suspended and the other attached to an unraveled scroll. Kakashi used the scroll as a makeshift rope to save himself and Sakura. Soon after, the lava's intense heat burned through the scroll, resuming Kakashi and Sakura's plummet, but they were saved by Naruto's chakra arms and new-found ability to [[Six Paths Flight|fly]]. To keep his full attention on Kaguya, Naruto then used a shadow clone to carry Kakashi and Sakura and retrieve Obito. After Sasuke is captured by Kaguya's [[Amenominaka|dimensional portal]], Naruto's clone succeeds in resuscitating Obito. After explaining the situation to Obito, the Uchiha states that using Kamui may be able to work in sync with Kaguya's portal and save Sasuke.
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As Kaguya finally notices Kakashi and the others, Kakashi notes that she doesn't even care about them. Once the real Naruto finally forces Kaguya to open her portal, Obito teleports into it with Naruto's clone and Sakura, leaving Kakashi to watch. As Kakashi grows depress in his inability to actively help in the battle, Obito finally returns with Sakura and Sasuke. Kaguya, seeing that the two halves of her son's power have returned, realises she can't hold back anymore. She then enhances the gravity in the area, pinning everyone, including herself, to the ground. She then fires [[All-Killing Ash Bones|her bone blades]] at Naruto and Sasuke. Kakashi and Obito quickly rush to protect the younger ninja with their bodies. At the last second however, Obito intervenes. Unable to use more than one Kamui at the moment, Obito takes his hit from Kaguya's attack but protects Kakashi from his projectile, not wanting another friend to die in front of him. As Obito began to crumble, Naruto desperately tried to save Obito again with his Yang power but to no avail. Imparting his final words to Naruto, the Uchiha finally died as he turned into dust. Angered by this, Naruto attacked Kaguya and managed to sever her arm and Black Zetsu with it.
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[[File:Sharingan no Kakashi.png|thumb|left|Kakashi awakens the Mangekyō Sharingan in both of his eyes.]]
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As Naruto bombarded Kaguya with multiple tailed beast chakra-infused attacks, the tailed beasts within Kaguya's body began to react to Naruto, causing the princess to bloat and morph into a massive amalgamation of the tailed beasts with the head of a demonic rabbit. It randomly began launching chakra arms that instantly assimilated whatever it touched. As this happened, the spirit of Obito manifested and entered Kakashi. Inside Kakashi's consciousness, Obito insisted to Kakashi to become the Sixth Hokage. As a parting gift, Obito passes on his chakra, Sharingan powers, and the portion of the Six Paths powers Obito stole from Madara to Kakashi. This allowed the jōnin to manifest both the Mangekyō Sharingan in each of his eyes. With his new power, Kakashi performs [[Susanoo]] to protect Sakura and rejoin the battle directly, shocking his former students with his new abilities. Asserting his presence on the battlefield, Kakashi proceeded to warp away several of Kaguya's chakra arms away. Regaining control of herself, Kaguya then shaped this mass into a giant [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]. Acknowledging that his Kamui couldn't stop that, 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. Quickly enacting this plan, Team 7 were able to coordinate their efforts and penetrate Kaguya's defences to land a decisive blow on her.
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[[File:Obito last words.png|thumb|Kakashi and Obito saying their final goodbyes to each other.]]
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From this, Naruto and Sasuke were finally able to place Sage of Six Paths' seal on Kaguya. As the [[Chibaku Tensei]] was forming, Madara and the tailed beasts were extracted from Kaguya's form. Ultimately, a new moon was formed and sealed Kaguya and Black Zetsu within it. As Team 7 pondered how to return their own dimension, the spirit of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]] summoned and worked alongside the spirits of all the past Kage to teleport Team 7, the tailed beasts, and Madara to the normal dimension. Kakashi was left shocked at meeting the legendary Sage of Six Paths, who openly commended Kakashi for his leadership of his team. Kakashi humble said the real work came from them. Kakashi then talked with Obito within his subconscious, forgiving his fallen friend for his mistakes and said his final goodbyes, letting Obito return to the afterlife. After the past Hokage also return to the afterlife, plans for the future are expressed. Much to Kakashi's horror, Sasuke expresses his desire to kill the current Kage and seize control of the tailed beasts, swiftly accomplishing the latter with his Rinnegan. When Kakashi asks Sasuke if he still simply wants revenge, Sasuke explains that what he wants is revolution; to reshape the world as he feels it should have been. As Sasuke turns his attention to his only threat left, Naruto, who firmly says he will finally end the sibling feud. Exhausted from his prolonged use of the Sharingan, Kakashi could only watch as Naruto and Sasuke prepare to do battle. After Sasuke silenced Sakura with genjutsu, he scolded Sasuke for his actions, but was unable to stop him from leaving. Tending to Sakura, he spoke with Hagoromo about Naruto and Sasuke's fate. When Hagoromo starts to disappear, he asks for advice, who tells the former just believe, as there is nothing more they can do.
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As Naruto and Sasuke's battle from afar began to ravage the land around them, it began to even effect the area where Kakashi and Sakura waited. Kakashi shielded Sakura from the debris until she finally awoke, to which he explained the situation. Once the carnage final died down, Kakashi and Sakura went to their friends' battleground. There, they found Naruto and Sasuke battered and bleeding out from their missing right and left hand respectively. As Sakura began to heal them, Kakashi thought back again on how their lives became intertwined. Later, after Naruto and Sasuke dispelled Infinite Tsukuyomi, Tsunade resigned as Hokage and passed the title on to Kakashi. One of Kakashi's acts was to pardon Sasuke of his crimes for his services in ending the war.
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== Post-Part II ==
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=== The Last: Naruto the Movie ===
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Two years after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi continues serving as the Sixth Hokage.
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[[File:Kakashi visits Guy.png|thumb|left|Kakashi visiting Guy.]]
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Years later, Kakashi passed on his title as Hokage to Naruto. Shortly afterwards, Kakashi became content with living a more carefree lifestyle, which included visiting his friend Guy and travelling.
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== Movies ==
 
== Movies ==
 
=== Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow ===
 
=== Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow ===
[[Team 7]] was given orders for an [[A-rank]] mission to escort the famous actress, Yukie Fujikaze, to the [[Land of Snow]]. Upon arriving in the Land of Snow, they were attacked by [[Dotō's Three-Man-Team|three Yuki ninjas]] Kakashi had fought years ago when he was still in [[ANBU]]. It was then revealed that Yukie was actually [[Koyuki Kazahana]], the true heir as [[daimyō]] to the Land of Snow, who Kakashi saved years ago from her treacherous uncle, Dotō. Kakashi used his Sharingan to copy some of their [[Ice Release: One Horned White Whale|ice-based technique]] to escape.
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[[Team 7]] was given orders for an [[A-rank]] mission to escort the famous actress, Yukie Fujikaze, to the [[Land of Snow]]. Upon arriving in the Land of Snow, they were attacked by [[Dotō's Three-Man-Team|three Yuki ninjas]] Kakashi had fought years ago when he was still in [[Anbu]]. It was then revealed that Yukie was actually [[Koyuki Kazahana]], the true heir as [[daimyō]] to the Land of Snow, who Kakashi saved years ago from her treacherous uncle, Dotō. Kakashi used his Sharingan to copy some of their [[Ice Release: One Horned White Whale|ice-based technique]] to escape.
   
Realising what Dotō was after, Kakashi switched Koyuki's crystal necklace with a fake one, in an attempt to stop him. When Koyuki was kidnapped, Kakashi, along with his team (minus Naruto), mounted a rescue attempt. Soon after Kakashi returned Koyuki's necklace to her, Dotō captured his niece, along with the necklace.
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Realising what Dotō was after, Kakashi switched Koyuki's crystal necklace with a fake one, in an attempt to stop him. When Koyuki was kidnapped along with Naruto, Kakashi and the rest of his team mounted a rescue attempt. Soon after Kakashi returned Koyuki's necklace to her, Dotō captured his niece, along with the necklace.
   
Kakashi was later intercepted by [[Nadare Rōga]]. Knowing his opponent had a high protection from ninjutsu and genjutsu, thanks to his armour, Kakashi relied on his taijutsu and defeated him with his [[Front Lotus]]. After Dotō was defeated and Koyuki took up her role as daimyō, Kakashi learned to his joy that Koyuki would be playing a lead role in a new "Icha-Icha" movie.
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Kakashi was later intercepted by [[Nadare Rōga]]. Knowing his opponent had a high protection from ninjutsu and genjutsu, thanks to his armour, Kakashi relied on his taijutsu and defeated him with his [[Front Lotus]]. After Dotō was defeated by Naruto and Koyuki took up her role as daimyō, Kakashi learned to his joy that Koyuki would be playing a lead role in a new "Icha-Icha" movie.
   
=== Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom ===
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=== Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom ===
Kakashi was sent on a mission of escorting Prince [[Michiru]] of the [[Land of the Moon]], and his son, [[Hikaru]], back home. He was joined by his team (plus [[Rock Lee]]). Upon arriving, it was discovered that the Land of the Moon had been taken over by one of the king's advisers, [[Shabadaba]], with the help of [[Three Wandering Ninja]]. After getting assistance from the royal guards, who were still loyal to the king, Kakashi [[Ground Splitting Technique|aided]] their escape.
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Kakashi was sent on a mission of escorting Prince [[Michiru]] of the [[Land of the Moon]], and his son, [[Hikaru Tsuki]], back home. He was joined by his team (plus [[Rock Lee]]). Upon arriving, it was discovered that the Land of the Moon had been taken over by one of the king's advisers, [[Shabadaba]], with the help of [[Three Wandering Ninja]]. After getting assistance from the royal guards, who were still loyal to the king, Kakashi [[Ground Splitting Technique|aided]] their escape.
   
 
Later, Kakashi faced off against the leader of the rogue ninja, [[Ishidate]], but failed to keep up with his opponent, thanks to being affected by a special gas, and ultimately having his left arm petrified to stone. This let the rogue ninja capture Michiru. After his arm was cured by Sakura, Kakashi joined a circus as a diversion, while having his team enter the castle to save Michiru. He then used his [[Sharingan]] and a water technique to keep the enemies occupied. In the end, Kakashi overused his Sharingan, and was forced to be hospitalised for several days, thus allowing his team to have a vacation in the [[Land of the Moon]].
 
Later, Kakashi faced off against the leader of the rogue ninja, [[Ishidate]], but failed to keep up with his opponent, thanks to being affected by a special gas, and ultimately having his left arm petrified to stone. This let the rogue ninja capture Michiru. After his arm was cured by Sakura, Kakashi joined a circus as a diversion, while having his team enter the castle to save Michiru. He then used his [[Sharingan]] and a water technique to keep the enemies occupied. In the end, Kakashi overused his Sharingan, and was forced to be hospitalised for several days, thus allowing his team to have a vacation in the [[Land of the Moon]].
   
=== Naruto: Shippūden the Movie ===
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=== Naruto Shippūden the Movie ===
 
Kakashi only had a few cameos. When word reached Konoha that the legendary demon, [[Mōryō]], had been released, and had begun its quest to control the world, Kakashi was sent out as one of the lead ninja to mount a counter-attack on Mōryō's assault of stone warriors. This was merely to stall for time while [[Naruto]], [[Sakura]], [[Lee]], and [[Neji Hyūga]] escorted Priestess [[Shion]], who had the power to reseal Mōryō. Towards the end of the movie, Kakashi appeared with [[Shikamaru Nara]], [[Might Guy]], and [[Temari]] to support Naruto and Shion in stopping Mōryō. Here, Kakashi used his [[Lightning Cutter]] to destroy several stone warriors. At the end of the movie, Kakashi was shocked by Shion's proposal for Naruto to father her child, which Naruto unknowingly agreed to.
 
Kakashi only had a few cameos. When word reached Konoha that the legendary demon, [[Mōryō]], had been released, and had begun its quest to control the world, Kakashi was sent out as one of the lead ninja to mount a counter-attack on Mōryō's assault of stone warriors. This was merely to stall for time while [[Naruto]], [[Sakura]], [[Lee]], and [[Neji Hyūga]] escorted Priestess [[Shion]], who had the power to reseal Mōryō. Towards the end of the movie, Kakashi appeared with [[Shikamaru Nara]], [[Might Guy]], and [[Temari]] to support Naruto and Shion in stopping Mōryō. Here, Kakashi used his [[Lightning Cutter]] to destroy several stone warriors. At the end of the movie, Kakashi was shocked by Shion's proposal for Naruto to father her child, which Naruto unknowingly agreed to.
   
=== Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds ===
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=== Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds ===
 
When the infamous ninja of [[Land of the Sky]] attacked Konoha, Kakashi was one of the ninja who fought to protect the citizens, and fended off the attack. Later, Kakashi was put on a team with Shikamaru, [[Sai]], and [[Shino Aburame]] to take down the enemy's ship fleet. After working out a plan with Shikamaru, the team was able to accomplish their mission. After Naruto was able to stop [[Shinnō]] and destroy his mothership, Kakashi witnessed it plummet, and merely commented that Naruto was as hyperactive as ever.
 
When the infamous ninja of [[Land of the Sky]] attacked Konoha, Kakashi was one of the ninja who fought to protect the citizens, and fended off the attack. Later, Kakashi was put on a team with Shikamaru, [[Sai]], and [[Shino Aburame]] to take down the enemy's ship fleet. After working out a plan with Shikamaru, the team was able to accomplish their mission. After Naruto was able to stop [[Shinnō]] and destroy his mothership, Kakashi witnessed it plummet, and merely commented that Naruto was as hyperactive as ever.
   
=== Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire ===
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=== Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire ===
When word that all the Great Ninja Nations but Konoha were having wielders of their kekkei genkai abducted, Kakashi and his team were sent to investigate, following the trail of the most recent abducted man to the mountain range of Shumisen. Upon arriving, they are attacked by strange animals that injure Naruto and Sai. After the trail goes cold, Kakashi's team is forced to return to the village. Later, rogue ninja of Konoha named [[Hiruko (missing-nin)|Hiruko]] appeared and announces to the world via [[Projection Technique|technique]] that he was responsible for taking the kekkei genkai wielders and assimilated their power with his [[Chimera Technique]] to begin the Fourth Great Ninja War. Kakashi, who met Hiruko ten years prior, after obtaining Obito's Sharingan and was branded with a [[Puppet Curse|mind-controlling technique]] in a desire to obtain the Sharingan, realises that Hiruko has not actually gained control of the kekkei genkai he stole and must require certain conditions to obtain them or he wouldn't have waited ten years to go after Kakashi. After theorising that a solar eclipse was one of the conditions, Kakashi decides to face Hiruko. He also asks Tsunade to perform a technique on him. Later, after visiting Obito's grave again, Hiruko's technique takes effect on Kakashi, making him leave the village.
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When word that all the Great Ninja Nations but Konoha were having wielders of their kekkei genkai abducted, Kakashi and his team were sent to investigate, following the trail of the most recent abducted man to the mountain range of Shumisen. Upon arriving, they are attacked by strange animals that injure Naruto and Sai. After the trail goes cold, Kakashi's team is forced to return to the village. Later, rogue ninja of Konoha named [[Hiruko (missing-nin)|Hiruko]] appeared and announces to the world via [[Projection Technique|technique]] that he was responsible for taking the kekkei genkai wielders and assimilated their power with his [[Chimera Technique]] to begin the Fourth Great Ninja War. Kakashi, who met Hiruko ten years prior, after obtaining Obito's Sharingan and was branded with a [[Puppet Curse|mind-controlling technique]] in a desire to obtain the Sharingan, realises that Hiruko has not actually gained control of the kekkei genkai he stole and must require certain conditions to obtain them or he wouldn't have waited ten years to go after Kakashi. After theorising that a solar eclipse was one of the conditions, Kakashi decides to face Hiruko. He also asks Tsunade to perform a technique on him. Later, after visiting Obito's grave again, Hiruko's technique takes effect on Kakashi, making him leave the village.
   
 
It is later revealed that Kakashi intentionally let this happen, as he had Tsunade implant a seal on him that would activate his Mangekyō Sharingan once Hiruko assimilated Kakashi. Refusing to let Kakashi sacrifice himself, Naruto went after Kakashi and managed to save him. This unfortunately allowed Hiruko a second chance to assimilate Kakashi and his Sharingan before the eclipse ended. Together Kakashi and Naruto fought Hiruko and found an opening for Naruto to unleash his Wind Release: Rasenshuriken to defeat Hiruko. As Hiruko began to die from his injuries, Kakashi went to him. Hiruko asks how he could have failed. Kakashi says that it was because he chose solitude over comrades. Realising that Kakashi made the same mistake in trying to sacrifice himself, Kakashi remembers how Obito once showed him the way and was thankful for Naruto stopping him. The movie ends with Kakashi thinking back on his past when Obito spoke to him about refusing to abandon a comrade and he smiles at Naruto commenting on the similarities between the two. Naruto, however, gains the wrong impression, mistakenly believing that Kakashi was homosexual and making a pass at him, which is commented upon by the rest of the groups present. Kakashi hurriedly denies this and chases after the fleeing Naruto, trying to explain what he meant.
 
It is later revealed that Kakashi intentionally let this happen, as he had Tsunade implant a seal on him that would activate his Mangekyō Sharingan once Hiruko assimilated Kakashi. Refusing to let Kakashi sacrifice himself, Naruto went after Kakashi and managed to save him. This unfortunately allowed Hiruko a second chance to assimilate Kakashi and his Sharingan before the eclipse ended. Together Kakashi and Naruto fought Hiruko and found an opening for Naruto to unleash his Wind Release: Rasenshuriken to defeat Hiruko. As Hiruko began to die from his injuries, Kakashi went to him. Hiruko asks how he could have failed. Kakashi says that it was because he chose solitude over comrades. Realising that Kakashi made the same mistake in trying to sacrifice himself, Kakashi remembers how Obito once showed him the way and was thankful for Naruto stopping him. The movie ends with Kakashi thinking back on his past when Obito spoke to him about refusing to abandon a comrade and he smiles at Naruto commenting on the similarities between the two. Naruto, however, gains the wrong impression, mistakenly believing that Kakashi was homosexual and making a pass at him, which is commented upon by the rest of the groups present. Kakashi hurriedly denies this and chases after the fleeing Naruto, trying to explain what he meant.
   
=== Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower ===
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=== Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower ===
 
Twenty years in the past, a young Kakashi is seen in the line of [[Ramen Ichiraku]] grand opening, along with [[Shizune]], [[Asuma Sarutobi]] and [[Might Guy]], who are impatiently waiting to eat ramen. However, Kakashi claims that they shouldn't be so excited for just ramen. As Shizune replies that he is in the waiting line too, [[Minato Namikaze]] appears and tells him to get ready for the mission. Guy asks Kakashi if he's not going to eat the ramen, to which he answers that he doesn't have as much free time as they do and leaves. Shizune calls him a jerk and Asuma agrees with her.
 
Twenty years in the past, a young Kakashi is seen in the line of [[Ramen Ichiraku]] grand opening, along with [[Shizune]], [[Asuma Sarutobi]] and [[Might Guy]], who are impatiently waiting to eat ramen. However, Kakashi claims that they shouldn't be so excited for just ramen. As Shizune replies that he is in the waiting line too, [[Minato Namikaze]] appears and tells him to get ready for the mission. Guy asks Kakashi if he's not going to eat the ramen, to which he answers that he doesn't have as much free time as they do and leaves. Shizune calls him a jerk and Asuma agrees with her.
   
At Minato's request, Kakashi is allowed to tag along with him, [[Shibi Aburame]] and [[Chōza Akimichi]] in their effort to intervene in the conflicts occurring in a place known as ''[[Rōran]]''.<ref>''Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower'', Trailer 3</ref>
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At Minato's request, Kakashi is allowed to tag along with him, [[Shibi Aburame]] and [[Chōza Akimichi]] in their effort to intervene in the conflicts occurring in a place known as ''[[Rōran]]''.<ref>''Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower'', Trailer 3</ref> Part of Kakashi's mission was to put [[explosive tag]]s on the factory in Rōran under Minato's orders.
 
Kakashi put [[explosive tag]]s on the factory in Rōran under Minato's orders.
 
   
 
Later, Kakashi is saved by [[Yamato]], though he claims that he saved him instead. As a result, Yamato hits him in the head claiming it's a payback for his future bullying, while Naruto looks in awe at his future sensei.
 
Later, Kakashi is saved by [[Yamato]], though he claims that he saved him instead. As a result, Yamato hits him in the head claiming it's a payback for his future bullying, while Naruto looks in awe at his future sensei.
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=== Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison ===
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When the Fourth Raikage was attacked by a lone ninja, Team Kakashi was called by Tsunade. She revealed that the attacker was identified to be Naruto. Naruto profusely denied doing so, but when asking for Kakashi to verify his claims, the sensei remained silent. To keep relations between Konoha and the other villages civil, Naruto was arrested and sent to the [[Hōzuki Castle]], which Kakashi explained to be criminal containment facility located in Kusagakure used by all the ninja villages. Despite Naruto's refusal to cooperate, he was quickly restrained.
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Later, it was discovered that Naruto was framed to get him sent to the Hōzuki Castle so the council members could use the Nine-Tails' chakra to access the power of [[Box of Ultimate Bliss]]. Their goals turned sour when it instead unleashed a horrible demonic creature called [[Satori]]. During Naruto's battle against it, Kakashi and Naruto's other allies arrived. Kakashi revealed that they never truly believed Naruto was guilty, but instead pretended so as part of a mission that was a unified effort with Kumogakure designed by Kakashi; they didn't tell Naruto only in fear he would blow his cover. Feeling sorry for hurting Naruto's trust, Kakashi decided he would treat Naruto to as much ramen as he could eat. Despite the Kumo and Konoha-nin's combined effort, Satori was easily able to dodge all of their attacks, as if he could read minds. After Naruto discovered the truth behind the creature's power, Naruto became able to launch an effective counterattack. This allowed Kakashi and the others to round up the escaped prisoners who took advantage of the prison being demolished and their [[Fire Release: Heavenly Prison|seals]] removed.
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=== Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie ===
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Kakashi first appeared with his friends battled several [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu clones]] disguised as deceased Akatsuki members. Later, in an alternate dimension, a different Kakashi appeared who is passionate, energetic, and a proponent of the "Power of Youth", causing his personality to be generally similar to the real world's Guy. He also has a bad habit of recklessly overusing his Sharingan.
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This Kakashi was assigned to retrieve the Red Moon Scroll that was hidden and sealed away by Jiraiya who died protecting it from a [[Menma Uzumaki|masked man]]. He joined his sensei Minato and Kushina Uzumaki along with Guy and Naruto. Having overused his Sharingan again, he was unable to fight back the toads that were summoned to safeguard the scroll. After Minato retrieved the scroll, the toads dispersed. Later, the masked man appears in Konohagakure to take the scroll. Kakashi appeared with several Konoha-nin to defend Tsunade and the scroll, but was quickly defeated by the man's [[Nine Masked Beasts|masked beasts]].
   
 
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A younger Kakashi that appears in ''Kakashi Gaiden'' and Anbu Kakashi are playable as separate characters from his adult self in some ''Naruto'' games. Kakashi, along with Sakura and Gaara, appears in the J-Stars Victory Vs. story mode.
   
 
== Creation and Conception ==
 
== Creation and Conception ==
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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* "Kakashi" is Japanese for {{translation|"scarecrow"|案山子}} and "Hatake" means {{translation|"farmland/field"|畑}}, so his name means {{translation|"scarecrow in the farmland"|畑・案山子}}. This is very fitting since many ninja in actual history (and ninja villages) posed as farmers. Also, in episode 101, he replaced himself with a scarecrow when Sakura was following him.
 
* "Kakashi" is Japanese for {{translation|"scarecrow"|案山子}} and "Hatake" means {{translation|"farmland/field"|畑}}, so his name means {{translation|"scarecrow in the farmland"|畑・案山子}}. This is very fitting since many ninja in actual history (and ninja villages) posed as farmers. Also, in episode 101, he replaced himself with a scarecrow when Sakura was following him.
* Kakashi always places in the top three of the ''Naruto'' character popularity polls. The third ''Naruto'' databook, after compiling the results of all six polls, places Kakashi as the most popular character in the series with 48,469 votes. In the seventh poll he ranked third with 4,828 votes.
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* Kakashi always places in the top three of the ''Naruto'' character popularity polls. The third ''Naruto'' databook, after compiling the results of all six polls, places Kakashi as the most popular character in the series with 48,469 votes. In the seventh poll, he ranked second and in the seventh and the most recent poll, he got in third place.
* Kakashi is one of four characters to have always stayed in the Top Ten of every Character Popularity Poll.
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* According to Pakkun in an omake chapter published in the Third Databook, Kakashi greatly dislikes being photographed without his mask.
* According to Pakkun in an omake chapter published in the Third Databook, Kakashi greatly dislikes being photographed without his mask.
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* Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Kakashi show that he was 140&nbsp;cm in ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower]]'', 148&nbsp;cm as a newly promoted jōnin at Kannabi Bridge and 168&nbsp;cm when the Nine-Tails' attack occurred.
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
** Kakashi's hobby is reading (''Icha Icha'' series).
 
** Kakashi's hobby is reading (''Icha Icha'' series).
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** Kakashi's favourite foods are salt-broiled saury and miso soup with eggplant, while his least favourites are anything fried or sweet.
 
** Kakashi's favourite foods are salt-broiled saury and miso soup with eggplant, while his least favourites are anything fried or sweet.
 
** Kakashi has completed 1,141 official missions in total: 197 D-rank, 190 C-rank, 414 B-rank, 298 A-rank, 42 S-rank.
 
** Kakashi has completed 1,141 official missions in total: 197 D-rank, 190 C-rank, 414 B-rank, 298 A-rank, 42 S-rank.
** Kakashi's favourite word is {{translation|"Teamwork"|チームワーク|Chīmuwāku}}.
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** Kakashi's favourite word is {{translation|"Team-work"|チームワーク|Chīmuwāku}}.
* During ''[[Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower]]'', when Minato presented the Third Hokage with Kakashi's files, it showed his Ninja Stats. It revealed that Kakashi's Total Stats at age 10 are 22.5: Ninjutsu 3, Taijutsu 3, Genjutsu 2, Intelligence 4, Strength 1.5, Speed 3.5, Stamina 2, and Hand Seals 3.5. It also showed that his total missions completed at age 10 were 140: 48 D-rank, 21 C-rank, 63 B-rank, 8 A-rank, and 0 S-rank.
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* During ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower]]'', when Minato presented the Third Hokage with Kakashi's files, it showed his ninja stats. It revealed that as a chūnin at age 10, 20 years before ''Shippūden'', Kakashi's total stats are 22.5: Ninjutsu 3, Taijutsu 3, Genjutsu 2, Intelligence 4, Strength 1.5, Speed 3.5, Stamina 2, and Hand Seals 3.5. It also showed that his total missions completed at age 10 were 140: 48 D-rank, 21 C-rank, 63 B-rank, 8 A-rank, and 0 S-rank.
* In [[The Burden|''Shippūden'' episode 214]], his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]'s colours are inverted, making his Mangekyō black with a red design, similar to [[Sasuke]]'s Mangekyō Sharingan.
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* When Naruto asked Kakashi for assistance in using Wind chakra nature, he referred him onto [[Asuma Sarutobi]], suggesting he hadn't obtained Wind Release at that point of time.
* A younger Kakashi that appears in ''Kakashi Gaiden'' and ANBU Kakashi are playable as separate characters from his adult self in some Naruto games.
 
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
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* (To his students) "''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash.<!-- Do NOT change to scum, that is slang. The word trash is more appropriate -->''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 8, page 19</ref>
 
* (To his students) "''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash.<!-- Do NOT change to scum, that is slang. The word trash is more appropriate -->''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 8, page 19</ref>
 
* (To [[Sasuke]]) "''I won't allow my comrades to die. I'll protect you with my life. Trust me.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 12, pages 14-15</ref>
 
* (To [[Sasuke]]) "''I won't allow my comrades to die. I'll protect you with my life. Trust me.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 12, pages 14-15</ref>
* (To [[Naruto]]) "''I can see where a thing like that would be hard to accept… but it's a fact you'll have to live with. This probably won't be the last time we run into a kid who's both younger than you… and stronger to me.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 16, page 7</ref>
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* (To [[Naruto]]) "''I can see where a thing like that would be hard to accept… but it's a fact you'll have to live with. This probably won't be the last time we run into a kid who's both younger than you… and stronger than me.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 16, page 7</ref>
 
* (To his students) "''Sorry I'm late, I'm afraid I got lost on the path of life.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 34, page 4</ref>
 
* (To his students) "''Sorry I'm late, I'm afraid I got lost on the path of life.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 34, page 4</ref>
* (To [[Orochimaru]])"'' I don't care if you are one of the legendary Sannin, the great shinobi of legend, I swear take one more step towards Sasuke and one of us will die here!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 70, page 1</ref>
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* (To [[Orochimaru]]) "''I don't care if you are one of the legendary Sannin, the great shinobi of legend, I swear take one more step towards Sasuke and one of us will die here!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 70, page 1</ref>
 
* (To [[Yūgao]], about [[Obito]]'s name engraved in the [[Memorial Stone]]) "''This place makes me think about the mistakes I've made in the past… and I've made so many of them.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 139, page 10</ref>
 
* (To [[Yūgao]], about [[Obito]]'s name engraved in the [[Memorial Stone]]) "''This place makes me think about the mistakes I've made in the past… and I've made so many of them.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 139, page 10</ref>
 
* (Looking at the statues of [[Madara]] and [[Hashirama]] in the [[Valley of the End]]) "''Like the fate of the two who founded the village of Konoha… Naruto and Sasuke… your fates are like theirs.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 234, pages 12-13</ref>
 
* (Looking at the statues of [[Madara]] and [[Hashirama]] in the [[Valley of the End]]) "''Like the fate of the two who founded the village of Konoha… Naruto and Sasuke… your fates are like theirs.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 234, pages 12-13</ref>
 
* (To [[Kakuzu]]) "''The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It's one of the never-ending cycles in life.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 342, page 9</ref>
 
* (To [[Kakuzu]]) "''The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It's one of the never-ending cycles in life.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 342, page 9</ref>
* (To [[Yahiko|Pain]]) "''The people from this village are different from your average village. Even if it means dying, there's not a single one of us, who would sell out a comrade.''"<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 158</ref>
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* (To [[Pain]]) "''The people from this village are different from your average village. Even if it means dying, there's not a single one of us, who would sell out a comrade.''"<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 158</ref>
* (To [[Sakumo]]) "''Regardless of what happened, you did the best you could. I understand that now… you broke the rules for all our sakes - I'm proud of you now…''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 449, page 7</ref>
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* (To [[Sakumo]]) "''Regardless of what happened, you did the best you could. I understand that now… you broke the rules for all our sakes - I'm proud of you now…''"<ref name="Naruto chapter 449, page 7" />
 
* (To Sasuke) "''No matter how far Orochimaru fell, he still loved him… Now I know how the Third Hokage felt.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 483, page 17</ref>
 
* (To Sasuke) "''No matter how far Orochimaru fell, he still loved him… Now I know how the Third Hokage felt.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 483, page 17</ref>
* (To the [[Third Division]]) "''Look, it takes a lot to get me worked up, but this time my boiling point's as low as it's ever been. The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques is about to go on a rampage!''"<ref name="c524p14"/>
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* (To the [[Third Division]]) "''Look, it takes a lot to get me worked up, but this time my boiling point's as low as it's ever been. The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques is about to go on a rampage!''"<ref name="c524p14" />
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* (To Obito) "''I'm just a piece of trash… but there are things I learned. The hole in your heart is something other people can fill. If you reject your friends' feelings and this world… just because something didn't go as you wished, no one will ever come to you. And so that hole won't be filled either, if you just run away without doing anything people won't do anything for you either… As long as you don't give up, you can still be saved!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 630, page 13</ref>
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* (To Obito) "''In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash. However, those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash. And the ones who abandon their friends' feelings are even worse than that. I won't get rid of your past feelings, even if it's you who's refusing them.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 630, pages 15-16</ref>
   
 
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Kakashi Epilogue

(はたけカカシ, Hatake Kakashi)

  • Copy Ninja Kakashi (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi)[6]
  • Kakashi of the Sharingan (写輪眼のカカシ, Sharingan no Kakashi; Literally meaning "Kakashi of the Copy Wheel Eye")[7]
  • Hero of the Sharingan (写輪眼の英雄, Sharingan no Eiyū; Literally meaning "Hero of the Copy Wheel Eye")[8]
  • Cold-Blooded Kakashi (冷血のカカシ, Reiketsu no Kakashi)[9]
  • Friend-Killer Kakashi (仲間殺しのカカシ, Nakamagoroshi no Kakashi)[10]
  • Sixth Hokage (六代目火影, Rokudaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Sixth Fire Shadow")[11]
Debut
Manga Chapter #3
Anime Naruto Episode #3
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Clash of Ninja
OVA Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Virgo September 15
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part I: 26-27
  • Part II: 29-31
  • The Last: 33
Height
  • Part I: 181 cm1.81 m
    5.938 ft
    71.26 in
Weight
  • Part I: 67.5 kg148.812 lb
Blood type O
Kekkei Genkai
Occupation
  • Anbu Captain (former)
Affiliation
Team
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration 009720
Academy Grad. Age 5
Chūnin Prom. Age 6
Family

Nature Type
Jutsu

Tools

Kakashi Hatake (はたけカカシ, Hatake Kakashi) is a shinobi of Konohagakure. He received a Sharingan from his former team-mate, Obito Uchiha, when he was younger, leading him to fame as Copy Ninja Kakashi (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi) and Kakashi of the Sharingan (写輪眼のカカシ, Sharingan no Kakashi). His prodigious talent, skill, and Sharingan prowess have made him one of the village's most capable ninja, and as such, highly recognised throughout the ninja world. He is eventually appointed the leader of Team 7, where he uses his years of experience to train his students to become skilled ninja in their own rights. At some point following the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi takes up office as the Sixth Hokage (六代目火影, Rokudaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Sixth Fire Shadow") before eventually retiring and passing it on to his pupil, Naruto Uzumaki.

Background Edit

Early life Edit

Obito's year group

Kakashi at his entrance ceremony.

Kakashi is the son of Sakumo Hatake, a genius renowned as "Konoha's White Fang".[12] Little is known of his mother other than that she died at a young age.[13] After successfully passing his entrance exam to join the Academy, he met Might Guy, who despite Kakashi belittling Guy's lack of any natural talent as Guy failed his exam, quickly came to like Kakashi. Sakumo also warned his son to not take his own training or Guy lightly, as he may one day surpass Kakashi.

Sakumo commits suicide

A young Kakashi finds his father dead.

Later, Sakumo fell into disgrace after choosing to save his comrades rather than complete an important mission, which caused the nation and the village to suffer a great loss. Dishonoured, Sakumo took his own life after suffering a deep depression and drop in his skills; this experience made Kakashi determined to lead his life strictly by the ninja code.[14] Hailed as a prodigy and the best of his generation,[15][3] Kakashi quickly became very popular among his peers and at age 5 he graduated from the Academy early in a single year at the top of his class, even earning the Konoha Forehead Protector after successfully performing the clone technique.[16] He then joined a team alongside Obito Uchiha and Rin Nohara under Minato Namikaze's command. They were given a final test to earn their full genin status; take one of two bells from Minato. As Kakashi realised that meant at least one of the three would fail, the young ninja each began to fight by themselves. Quickly being overwhelmed by the sensei's much greater skill, Kakashi came to the conclusion that only together could they even hope to defeat Minato. Kakashi managed to get Rin and Obito to work together with him, ultimately allowing Kakashi to get one of the bells. Seeing the team succeeded in the true goal of the test — team-work — Kakashi and his classmates officially became Minato's students.[17]

During his time as Minato's student, Kakashi and his fellow students became well-acquainted with Minato's wife, Kushina Uzumaki. Growing fond of the young trio, Kushina would regularly help with their training, most noticeably bringing them homemade food for them.[18] A year later, Kakashi became a chūnin after facing and defeating Might Guy during the third stage of the Chūnin Exams.[19] He later became part of a one-sided rivalry with Might Guy. In the anime, with Kakashi's growing reputation as a genius, Guy approached Kakashi quickly announced his desire to challenge him. While initially Kakashi was completely indifferent to the overzealous Guy's request, Guy continued to pester Kakashi until he finally gave in to Guy's request. Despite Kakashi beating him in every challenge, including various forms of marksmanship, taijutsu combat, and even physical comparison, Guy became only more determined to defeat Kakashi. Seemingly warming up to Guy, he continued to accept Guy's various challenges (including eating contests and Rock, Paper, Scissors), ultimately giving Kakashi a record of 49 wins and 50 losses.[20][21]

Third Shinobi World War Edit

See also: Kakashi Gaiden Soon after becoming a jōnin, Kakashi was assigned to lead his team-mates Obito and Rin on a mission that would benefit Konoha in the ongoing Third Shinobi World War. They were to destroy Kannabi Bridge, which was being used by Iwagakure forces to move into Kusagakure. This would also be Konoha's first huge offensive move in the war. On their way to the bridge, Rin was kidnapped by two Iwagakure ninja named Kakkō and Taiseki. Obito immediately suggested that they rescue her, but Kakashi disagreed on the basis that they needed to complete their mission, opting not to make the same mistake his father did in his mission.[22]

Kakashi Chidori

Kakashi using Chidori for the first time.

Obito would not hear of it and stubbornly left to save Rin, but not before mentioning that he believed Kakashi's father, the White Fang, was a true hero. Shortly after parting ways, Kakashi reflected on Obito's words and Rin's prior kindness. He realised that his father was not wrong after all, which prompted him to join Obito in the rescue effort. Kakashi arrived in time to save Obito from Taiseki, using his father's blade to combat him. Despite the two-to-one disadvantage, the more experienced Taiseki was able to attack and injure Kakashi, who took the blow that was intended for Obito, giving him a permanent scar while also ruining Kakashi's left eye to such an extent that Kakashi was left with only one good eye for the duration of the mission.[23]

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Kakashi saving Obito from Taiseki.

Obito's will to protect his comrades caused his Sharingan to awaken which in turn helped kill Taiseki. After finding Rin and defeating Kakkō with Obito's help, Kakashi freed Rin from the genjutsu before their opponent attempted to trap them in a cave-in. While trying to escape, Kakashi was hit by a rock, which he didn't notice because of his bandaged eye, causing him to fall. Obito pushed Kakashi out of the path of a huge falling boulder, getting himself crushed instead. This resulted in the right side of Obito's body being crushed beyond repair.

Knowing he was dying, Obito requested his Sharingan be a belated present to Kakashi and instructed Rin to implant his left Sharingan into Kakashi's lost eye. Rin complied, and as soon as the surgery was completed Kakashi used his new Sharingan to perfect his Chidori and kill Kakkō. He then returned to Obito to see if there was anything he could do for him, but alongside Rin was forced to leave him. With the help of Minato, they ultimately completed their mission, allowing them to mourn Obito's apparent death.[24]

At some point during this time, Kakashi signed a summoning contract with the ninken. Later, in the anime, Kakashi and Rin's team was given Might Guy as a replacement. It was during this mission that Kakashi and Guy found true trust and team-work with each other, and where Kakashi famously split a lightning bolt with his Chidori, giving birth to its new name Lightning Cutter.[25] Later, during another mission, Kakashi met a young girl named Hanare of the Jōmae Village who was lost. He taught her about how the clouds can help her find her way and find her teacher.[26]

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Kakashi killing Rin with Lightning Cutter.

Sometime after the events at Kannabi Bridge, Rin was taken captive by Kirigakure. With the help of his nin-ken pack, Kakashi was able to track her down.[27] Kakashi was able to rescue her, but not before she was forcibly made the jinchūriki of the Three-Tails. While returning to the village, they were ambushed by jōnin and Anbu-level Kiri shinobi.[28] Rin, who knew about Kirigakure's plan to unleash the beast on Konoha, begged Kakashi to kill her. After he refused, Rin waited for Kakashi to attack, and intentionally got in Kakashi's path,[29] culminating in a tearful Kakashi piercing through Rin's chest with his Lightning Cutter, leaving the Kiri-nin stunned and Kakashi himself devastated.[30] Shortly afterwards, Kakashi and Obito — still alive and witnessing it from behind the scenes — developed their fully-matured Sharingan and subsequently awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan at precisely the same time.

Exhausted and overwhelmed with sorrow and grief at his part in Rin's death, Kakashi lost consciousness and passed out while Obito, whose own rage and grief manifested itself in his new wood based abilities, went on a rampage and brutally killed all the Kirigakure ninja.[31] Though Kakashi technically was the one who killed Rin, Obito left him alive, and he was later found by Konoha reinforcements.[32] In the anime, despite his growing career, Kakashi was still haunted by having killed Rin with his own hand, having nightmares and visions that visibly shook. Since then, Kakashi avoided his fellow classmates. When Minato was elected Hokage sometime later, feeling that Kakashi needed a new direction in life following the loss of Rin, he assigned Kakashi to join the Anbu despite his student's young age under his direct command.[33]

Post-War Edit

Kurenai and the young protesters

Kakashi and his fellow youths are forbade from fighting off the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha.

After the conclusion of the war, Kakashi worked hard at his new position and quickly built a famous reputation during his first year in Anbu. However, much of it came from his cold-hearted and ruthless approach in battle, stemming from his bitterness at losing Rin. Likewise, many people had a misconception that Kakashi killed Rin purposely for the sake of preventing her from leaking information, earning him the nickname "Friend Killer Kakashi".[34] Eventually, he was promoted again to Anbu captain and leader of Team Ro that responded directly to the Hokage. Later, Kakashi learned from Minato that Kushina was pregnant and was entrusted to protect her during her jinchūriki-induced ten-month pregnancy. Kakashi followed this order very faithfully and never let Kushina out of his sight, constantly monitoring her from the shadows, even when she was with Minato, making his presence meaningless.[9] Kakashi would often visit Rin and Obito's respective graves in the Konoha Cemetery and the Memorial Stone, cleaning their tombstones and bringing them flowers. On one such occasion, he visited Rin's grave and told her that their sensei's child would be born soon and left to go to the stone, unaware that Tobi was watching him and overheard Kakashi reveal where Kushina would birth her child.[35] On the night of Kushina's due-date, Kakashi felt an ominous presence in the air. Soon after, the Nine-Tails appeared.[9] During the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha, Kakashi and the rest of his peers were barred from participating in defending the village by Shinku Yūhi and other senior shinobi for their own safety as the younger generation.[36]

While Kushina and Minato managed to seal away the Nine-Tails, they and many others perished from the attack. After Hiruzen was chosen to resume his duties as Hokage, Danzō Shimura approached a grieving Kakashi. He pointed out that Kakashi was unable to aid his late sensei and possibly save him because of Hiruzen's orders. Convinced in Danzō's reasoning, Kakashi grew to resent Hiruzen and felt that he was not fit to lead the village, deciding to take Danzō's offer to join the Anbu Root division and spy on Hiruzen for Danzō. During a delivery, Kakashi was attacked by a boy codenamed "Kinoe" who could use Hashirama's Wood Release. Danzō broke up the fight, revealing to both they were under his orders.[9] Knowing that only the First Hokage was supposed to have the Wood Release, Kakashi sneaked into the Hokage Residence to investigate. Soon after, Kakashi was approached by Hiruzen. Despite the intrusion, the Third Hokage presented Kakashi with the records of the Wood Release, explaining that in the past it was attempted to recreate the First Hokage's Wood Release, but consistently ended with failure and death of the subjects, ultimately ceasing the research and deeming it forbidden.

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Kakashi spares Kinoe's life.

Hiruzen also explained that recently, several people, from children to adult, have gone missing with suspicion that someone was resuming the research. He reluctantly expressed that any replication of the Wood Release could have saved the village from the Nine-Tails' attack. Realising that Hiruzen truly cared for the well-being of the village and that Danzō knowingly kept a valuable asset in the Wood Release child a secret, Kakashi told Hiruzen of Danzō's plan to assassinate the Third before he could resume power. The following day Kakashi went in Hiruzen's place to lure out the assailants, one of which was Kinoe. Kakashi easily defeated him, but chose to spare him, knowing he would be valuable ally in the future. Later that night, Kakashi requested to resign from Anbu, feeling unworthy from have betrayed the Third's trust even once. Hiruzen however insisted that Kakashi's assistance was needed during these time, having said so to Minato himself. Ultimately, Kakashi agreed to stay working as Hiruzen's right-hand man and told him of Kinoe.[37]

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Kakashi unable to stop Orochimaru.

Later, Orochimaru of the Sannin was discovered to be responsible for the disappearance of Konoha citizens and was attempting to escape the country. After Orochimaru escaped the Third Hokage and company's ambush, Kakashi intercepted him as he left his hideout, only to be swiftly outmanoeuvred by the older ninja. Taking advantage of Orochimaru's love of snakes, Kakashi and Hiruzen used a backup plan to let a snake get close enough to Orochimaru and detonate an explosive tag inside its mouth, severely injuring the Sannin. Despite the handicap, the malice in Orochimaru's eyes alone was still enough to freeze Kakashi in his tracks, allowing Orochimaru to escape. After regaining his composure, determined to not let Orochimaru leave the country, Kakashi summoned his ninken to find the missing-nin. Kakashi soon found an underground cave.[38] Once inside, he was attacked by the Iburi clan, loyal servants to Orochimaru. Using their unique ability to become smoke, the clan quickly subdued Kakashi. Kinoe, who was a welcomed guest, convinced them to let Kakashi live so he could interrogate him.

While talking alone, Kinoe revealed that like the Third Hokage, Danzō too viewed Orochimaru as too dangerous to let leave the country. The Iburi leader Gotta, heard this while spying and quickly sought to kill the two Konoha-nin. However, one of the clan members, Yukimi, chose to save Kinoe, and by extension Kakashi, as she was convinced Kinoe was her brother Tenzō. After Yukimi left Kakashi behind to leave with Kinoe, Kakashi found his way outside, but was quickly attacked by Gotta. Ultimately, Gotta's smoke form became his undoing because of his weakness to wind. As he died, he begged Kakashi to get back Yukimi, who was very valuable to Orochimaru. Kakashi soon found Yukimi and Kinoe, telling Kinoe that they needed her to capture Orochimaru. Having grown close to her, Kinoe instead ran away with her.[39] Quickly catching up to them, he explained that Yukimi's blood could bestow Orochimaru with the Iburi clan's smoke transformation, meaning Orochimaru would go to the cave. Overhearing that, Yukimi slipped away and returned to the cave. Recognising that Kinoe cared for Yukimi like Kakashi did for Rin, the two agreed to work together to save her. Upon the duo returning the the cave, Orochimaru killed all the Iburi in his search for Yukimi, finally capturing her. As the cave began to collapse Orochimaru decided to escape, leaving Yukimi as her body then began to destabilise, but the spirits of the Iburi used their power along with Kinoe's Wood Release to re-stabilise Yukimi, finally allowing her to enter the world without fear of the wind. Kakashi decided to leave and not report anything about the Iburi or Root's involvement.[40]

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Kakashi and his ninken during his Anbu days.

Over the years, Kakashi became well-known amongst all the Five Great Shinobi Countries for the extensive use of his Sharingan, gaining him a reputation as "the man who has copied over a thousand techniques", hence his nickname.[41][42] Three years after Orochimaru's defection from Konoha, one of his secret labs was discovered. Knowing the potential traps inside, Hiruzen sent Kakashi to investigate. There, he met up with Kinoe again, who was on a mission of his own. Inside the lab, as Kakashi found to his horror some kind of snake creature, Kinoe attacked Kakashi, as his mission was to retrieve Kakashi's Sharingan for Danzō. As Kakashi tried to reason with Kinoe, saying that missions should never overshadow loyalty to a friend, Kinoe retorted this, noting that Kakashi killed Rin. Enraged by that remark, Kakashi quickly overpowered Kinoe. Still viewing Kinoe as a friend and ally to the village, Kakashi chose to bring Kinoe to the Third Hokage.[43] Before he could, one of Orochimaru's snake experiments escaped its test tube and attacked the duo. As Kinoe was taken captive, Kakashi managed to slay the creature. While saving Kinoe, the creature's corpse began emitting a poisonous vapour which quickly infected Kakashi. Kinoe got Kakashi out safely and, having accepting Kakashi's words, Kinoe gave Kakashi an antidote and chose to abandoned his mission. After Kakashi regained consciousness, reading Kinoe's letter, he realised Danzō would not tolerate insubordination, Kakashi quickly went to the Third Hokage for help. Giving Kakashi a summon request to be delivered to Danzō, he went to Root headquarters, where the guards claimed Danzō was somewhere else. Not believing them, Kakashi used his Sharingan to learn Kinoe was taken to be implanted with a cursed seal. Kakashi quickly found Kinoe and freed him, only to be surrounded by Danzō and his men. Before Danzō could execute Kakashi on the grounds of trespassing, Hiruzen arrived to vouch for Kakashi coming. Sparing Kakashi of any punishment, Hiruzen turned his attention to Kinoe and convinced Danzō to turn him over to his direct command. Later, Kakashi welcomed Kinoe to his squad, insisting that Kinoe now go by his chosen name of "Tenzō", which he happily agreed to.[44]

Three years later, Itachi Uchiha, another prodigy even younger than Kakashi was at the the time, joined Anbu as part of Kakashi's team. While Kakashi's men doubted letting such a young child join, Kakashi noted Itachi's exceptional capabilities. Later, Kakashi and Itachi were assigned to a mission of observing a meeting between Konoha and the Land of Woods. They were tasked to kill the Land of Woods' Prajñā Group if they betrayed the Konoha-nin after an exchange of scrolls was made. When the Wood-nin revealed their treachery, Kakashi and Itachi swiftly defeated them. Afterwards, Kakashi congratulated Itachi for his excellent performance. Also watching Itachi's merciless approach made Kakashi realise the dark side of being in Anbu, telling the young Uchiha the importance of friends.[45] Two years later, Kakashi and Itachi were assigned to spy on the Uchiha clan under the continued suspicion that they played a part in the Nine-Tails' attack years ago. Later, during another Anbu mission, Itachi approached his senior, asking his opinion on honouring a dead friend's request, to which Kakashi firmly say one should always do so.[46]

Later, when Itachi was promoted to Anbu captain himself, the youngest in history, Kakashi openly congratulated his former subordinate. He was quickly met up with by Yūgao Uzuki. As Kakashi was already her senior and mentor, Yūgao was thrilled to announce that she was the new replacement for Team Ro and working with Kakashi. Afterwards, Kakashi was called upon the Third Hokage to look into the repeated infiltration of Konoha by an unknown individual without setting off the village barrier warning. Kakashi was given the locations of key points that erected the barrier in hopes of finding any weaknesses or changes. While sent as a non-Anbu, once looking within the Uchiha district, Kakashi quickly realised the disdain the entire district had for him, a non-Uchiha. Later, Team Ro was mobilised to the Uchiha District, under orders to pacify the Uchiha before civil war could happen. When Kakashi was shocked to discover the complete annihilation of the proud clan, save for its youngest member, Sasuke. Danzō then appeared, explaining that Itachi had long since begun to despise his clan, even taking the late Shisui's Sharingan in a pursuit of greater power, and ultimately decided to kill the clan off. Horrified to hear what his friend did, Kakashi began to lament at his inability to help Itachi avoid such an outcome.

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After 10 years, Kakashi gives up his Anbu mask, ending his career in it.

Later, feeling similar regret to Itachi's recent actions, feeling it was a mistake to put a kind heart like Itachi's in Anbu, a remorseful Hiruzen called upon Kakashi. While applauding Kakashi for his superb work in Anbu over the past ten years, Hiruzen decided to relieve Kakashi of any further service, fearing that Kakashi's heart would only darken from the experience, and was instead appointed a jōnin sensei.[47] Kakashi would go on to test many genin but would never pass any of them due to their inability to live up to his expectations of working as a team.[48] In the anime, this stemmed from the shame of him never having shown true team-work with his own rookie team. He would use various methods to test true loyalty and cooperation between his students, constantly showing no signs of doing so. When Kakashi began to doubt his methods as Minato himself overlooked Kakashi's original lack of team-work, several of Kakashi's former potential students began to prosper from his actions, showing true loyalty to their allies as Kakashi originally intended, thanking Kakashi for his help. Kakashi was happy his students learned to value team-work, reaffirming his faith in his methods.[17] He once had a mission where Iruka, his team-mate at the time, was injured and decided to become an instructor at the Academy. When Iruka was having doubts about being the home room teacher of Naruto Uzumaki, Kakashi served to remind him of his real reasons for wanting the post in the first place.[49]

Personality Edit

Since his early childhood, Kakashi was very independent and self-confident, at times even appearing arrogant and condescending. Despite that, Kakashi was very perceptive and intuitive, quickly realising the situation for what it was. From this, he was well-aware of his limits and is willing to work with others to accomplish his tasks. After his father's death, Kakashi became more stern and serious, following all the rules to the letter and chastising any who disobeyed them, like his team-mate Obito. He was also very aloof and apathetic to others especially Obito, who was always late for their missions and would come in tow with a grand excuse. This caused Obito to resent Kakashi; the dynamics between the two would soon change after Obito was mortally wounded during the Third Shinobi World War, with Kakashi and Obito becoming closer friends after Rin was abducted.

Obito's supposed death had a huge impact on Kakashi's personality, adopting many of his friend's cheerful mannerisms such as having greater concern for his team-mates and students over the successful completion of a mission, as well as believing that team-work is essential to overall success as a team. He has also developed a somewhat carefree personality and is regularly late for appointments, making obvious excuses just like Obito before him.[50] This is often because he loses track of time during his frequent visits to the memorial stone where Obito's name is engraved.[51] However, Kakashi is still just as apathetic as he was during his youth, often speaking bluntly about sensitive topics.

In the anime, after the death of Rin by his own hands, Kakashi developed post-traumatic stress disorder, having numerous nightmares of Rin's death and waking up to wash the hand that killed her. Kakashi also occasionally ignored his fellow classmates, especially Guy, whenever he passed by them. Thinking it would ease his pain, Minato convinced Kakashi to join the Anbu. During his time in the Anbu however, Kakashi gained a reputation for his cold-bloodedness, mercilessly killing a shinobi impersonating an Iwa shinobi instead of sparing him for interrogation. His bitterness at losing Rin also made Kakashi easier to manipulate by Danzō into betraying the Third Hokage, claiming he was responsible for the deaths of his team.

Though his childhood was riddled with numerous despairs that took those dear away from him, Kakashi is on the best terms with his childhood friends: Guy, Asuma, and Kurenai, his students and generally with everyone in Konoha to a lesser extent. His devotion to his friends and the rest of Konoha were the motivation to perfect both the Chidori, and its enhanced version Lightning Cutter. After the formation of Team 7, Kakashi begins taking a special interest in his students' development, especially in the case of Naruto and Sasuke, whose rivalry reminded him of his relation to Obito. Like Hiruzen, Kakashi loved all of his students deeply, turning down a mission in order to stop Naruto and Sasuke from killing each other. Despite Sasuke allying with Orochimaru, Kakashi shared Naruto's hope that they could save him. However, Kakashi became originally distraught about having to kill Sasuke after he became an enemy of Konoha, especially since he felt that it was his shortcomings as their teacher that attributed to this and Naruto and Sakura's temporary falling out, but then furiously discarded his hesitation after Sasuke attempted to kill Sakura without a second thought.[52] However, after Naruto finally managed to make Sasuke let go of his anger and darkness, Kakashi could not help but smile while watching as his students laughing together again after so many years of trials and tribulations. He even used his pull as the new Sixth Hokage to pardon Sasuke of his crimes in his service to ending the war.

Kakashi has a rather solitary, and matter-of-fact attitude. He often displays a bored and unenthusiastic expression. His calm and detached demeanour has been called "cool, hip, and trendy" many times by Might Guy. Despite his increasingly growing reputation and prowess as a ninja, Kakashi has shown no signs of arrogance, and is rather modest about his abilities, as shown when he readily praises others for leaps in their combat abilities and stating on more than one occasion that Naruto has surpassed him in power. When suggested by many for him to become Hokage, Kakashi openly admitted to feeling unworthy, but would accept the post for the sake of the village's well-being. His naturally calm attitude is used to his advantage in battle, as it becomes easier for him to maintain his composure and stay focused on the situation at hand, and notice everything around him. Even in near-death situations, Kakashi is able to stay collected and resourceful. As a result, he can quickly adjust to any situation to make keen and thought-out decisions, allowing him to stay steps ahead of his opponents.

Despite his usually stoic demeanour, Kakashi does have an emotional side, as he noted during the Fourth Shinobi World War that it took a lot to get him worked up, but when he did, he would go on a merciless rampage against the enemy.[53] True to his teachings to his students, Kakashi as an adult is fiercely loyal to his allies and quick to acknowledge a situation requiring assistance. He is likewise open to people changing, seen from his willingness to work alongside a reformed Kurama despite it killing Kakashi's sensei in Minato.[54] His loyalty, however, also works to his disadvantage. Horrified at learning that Tobi was actually his thought to be deceased comrade Obito, Kakashi became momentarily depressed and no longer reacted to what was occurring on the battlefield.[55][56] After getting over the initial shock, while willing to fight Obito, Kakashi could only bring himself to the extent of protecting his allies, too hesitant to perform lethal attacks, even when gaining the upper hand in the fight. Obito noted this came from Kakashi's regret at failing Obito and continued hope to reason with him. As the fight dragged on however, Kakashi came to the realisation that in order to protect Naruto and preserve the memories of how Obito was, he would have to kill the current one.[57]

Kakashi has an ongoing, albeit one-sided, somewhat childish rivalry with Guy. In trying to prove himself superior to Kakashi, Guy regularly challenges him to competitions of questionable value. Kakashi, on the other hand, shows very little interest in their competitions, which only further inspires Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". However, Kakashi did show disappointment when he learned that Guy taught Lee how to open the dangerous Eight Gates, which turned to sympathy when Guy shows how much his student meant to him. Nevertheless, both men are great friends and also have the utmost faith in each other seen during the Fourth Shinobi World War when they entrusted the protection of their blind spots to each other. This was also expanded on in the anime, where Kakashi told Tsunade that he would need a second-in-command during the war and wanted Guy to serve that purpose.

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Kakashi's obsession with the Icha Icha series.

Kakashi is an avid fan of the Icha Icha series of novels by Jiraiya, revealing a perverted side. He is typically seen reading one of the books in his spare time, making it the only one of his reportedly several hobbies that is ever seen in the series. He even went and read it during his first bell test with the newly formed Team 7 as he deemed Naruto too weak of a threat. However, during the second bell test with Naruto and Sakura, Kakashi lost to his students when his love for the book series was used against him and he was forced into covering his ears and closing his eyes to avoid being told the ending of the latest installment he had yet to read at the time. Despite his fondness for the books, Kakashi is uncomfortable about reading passages to others (even around his ninken), presumably embarrassed by the adult content, as noted when they were decoding Jiraiya's last message.

Kakashi also appears to carry about a pair of bells attached to a red thread. These same bells are used in his genin survival test when testing Team 7. He's often seen with them and while remembering Obito's words and lessons taught by his sensei.

Even though he lost his Sharingan and doesn't need to cover up his left eye, Kakashi still maintains the habit.

Appearance Edit

Half Face Kakashi

Kakashi without his mask.

Kakashi is a fit and relatively tall shinobi, with spiky silver hair, and has dark-coloured eyes. Since his first jōnin mission, he obtained a small vertical scar running over his left eye (which was soon replaced by a Sharingan). While yet to be revealed why, since early childhood, Kakashi has worn a mask over the lower-half of his face. In the few instances that Kakashi is seen without his mask, it has been seen that he has a narrow jaw-line; in these instances the parts of his face normally covered by his mask are obstructed from view. In the anime, it is strongly suggested that he is in fact very handsome, as seen from Teuchi and Ayame's reaction to seeing his face.[58] He was once mistaken by Chiyo for his father Sakumo Hatake, whom he greatly resembles, despite most of his face being obscured.[59] Kakashi's personality is further emphasised by his generally lazy expression, aloof manner, relaxed voice, and minimalist attitude. In serious situations, however, he is shown to have a very stern and intense look.

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Kakashi as a child.

As a child, prior to obtaining his Sharingan, Kakashi wore a simple black outfit. He also wore a scarf with a simple design running along its length to the entrance ceremony,[60] which he would later swap out for a plain, green one.[61] As a genin, he wore another simple black outfit along with an open-front apron around his waist and fish-net armour around his ankles.[62] During his early missions as a jōnin, he wore a black T-shirt with white stripes in the middle of the sleeves. On his arms he wears black sleeves with metal arm protectors over them. He also has leather straps around his back and chest, and his family's White Light Chakra Sabre is kept in a small holder out in the back. He also wore pants similar to the ones he wears today. He appears to wear the same type of outfit as a child (as seen in a flashback). However, in another flashback he is shown wearing a sleeveless black shirt similar to one he sometimes wears as an adult. This type of shirt is presumably for casual wear. Later as a teenager, he wore a black body suit with a variation of the wartime variant of Konoha's flack jacket prior to the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha.

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Kakashi's full appearance.

While an Anbu member, Kakashi wore the standard uniform which consisted of a simple blue suit with a grey flack jacket, strapped up sandals, and arm guards. Along with this he wore plated gloves that went all the way up to his arms with a bandage wrapped around the right one. Along with this he carried a sword strapped to his back and his mask was fashioned to resemble a dog's face with red and black markings around the eyes, sides and mouth. In addition, Kakashi has the Anbu tattoo on his left shoulder, and didn't wear a forehead protector during his time at Anbu. In the anime, after becoming an Anbu captain, he also occasionally wore a brown cloak over his uniform.[9]

While working as part of the regular forces, Kakashi donned the standard attire of the forces, consisting of an elite Konoha-nin flack jacket, dark blue pants and a long-sleeve shirt with the addition of wearing shorter fingerless gloves with metal plates on the backhand. He also wears a chain necklace.[63] He also wears his forehead protector on a simple blue band, tilted to the left to cover the Sharingan, which along with the mask obscuring all by his right eye, only revealing his left eye when ready to use it. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi's Sharingan was stolen by Madara Uchiha. Shortly afterwards, Naruto, using the power he obtained from Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, restored Kakashi's original left eye.

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Kakashi in The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, his appearance remains essentially the same, with the addition of him now wearing his forehead protector leveled above both his eyes normally. However, his boots now reach his calves and his flack jacket is changed to a simple chest-guard that has clipped-on shoulder pads with high-collars and a dark blue strap across his waist. In addition, he wears a red armband with an Uzumaki crest over his left bicep. After becoming the Sixth Hokage, Kakashi would also at times wear the official uniform. This outfit consists of the customary white triangular hat with a veil covering the back and sides of his head. He also wears the white haori, along with a red, full-length kimono that is tied using a white sash and a white mantle around his shoulders. On the backside of his robe, Kakashi has the kanji for Sixth Hokage (六代目火影, Rokudaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Sixth Fire Shadow") written vertically.[64]

Some time after stepping down as Hokage, Kakashi wears a green-coloured variant of his previous chest guard, and has seemingly stopped wearing a headband. He gains slight wrinkles under his eyes, further increasing his resemblance to his father.[65]

Abilities Edit

Raiden

Kakashi using one of his several unique ninjutsu skills.

A match for seemingly any opponent, Kakashi was noted by Tsunade and Jiraiya to easily be one of Konoha's strongest ninja.[66] His various accomplishments have earned him much renown,[67] and praise by his fellow Konoha ninja and he holds a position of great influence amongst them. Kakashi's extensive and varied skill-set allow him to effectively provide invaluable support against opponents of any level in any situation. Since early childhood, Kakashi was hailed as a natural genius, evident by his meteoric rise through the ninja ranks; entering the Academy on his first try and graduating in a year at top of his class at age 5 (which impressed his sensei Minato),[68] becoming a chūnin at age 6, as well as jōnin and Anbu captain while still a child. He could even fight back an entire squad of elite Kiri-nin as a child.[69] He is frequently given responsibility for important tasks, such as keep the seal containing the Nine-Tails in Naruto intact. For years, Kakashi has been considered by many prominent people to be one of the most suitable candidates for Hokage,[70] eventually becoming the Sixth Hokage even after recently losing his Sharingan, showing that his abilities haven't weakened. His prowess and reputation as Hokage has even shown much political weight, able to make the rest of the shinobi world respect his views.

Most enemies grow afraid or excited at the idea of fighting Kakashi and likewise his prowess has earned him great praise from various prominent ninja, such as the S-rank members of Akatsuki. Itachi Uchiha noted that fighting Kakashi alone was dangerous with a high chance of injuries, while Pain, the most powerful member of Akatsuki, viewed Kakashi as a major threat that needed to be eradicated to allow his plans to progress.[71] During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi managed to defeat several famous reincarnated shinobi, pressure several "Version 2" state jinchūriki, and even defeat the adult Obito Uchiha, whose tutelage under Madara Uchiha gained him comparable prowess to the legendary Uchiha.[72][73] He could even handle himself against the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, as well as the Ten-Tails itself. [74] After obtaining both Sharingan and the Six Paths Power from Obito,[75] Kakashi's abilities allowed him to threaten and even harm Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, the most powerful chakra user in history.

Taijutsu Edit

Kakashi vs Kakuzu

Kakashi going hand-to-hand against Kakuzu.

Kakashi is very adept in taijutsu. In the anime, as a child, he was skilled enough to hold his own against his sensei, Minato Namikaze, in his bell test, managing to touch one of the bells during the test.[76] As an adult, his skills improved considerably, able to easily defeat hundreds of enemies using well-coordinated attack patterns to handle the multiple enemy strikes.[77] Kakashi can also fight on par with Might Guy, a taijutsu master, ever since childhood. Likewise, from his various challenges against and mission with Guy, Kakashi has copied and developed considerable skill in his friend's Strong Fist-style and several of its techniques, enough to train others in its usage. He is also noted to have impressive speed; able to intercept an opponent faster than unfocused eyes could follow even from a distance.[78] His speed allows him to effectively catch his opponents off-guard to quickly strike them down and easily evade attacks. Even against highly experienced assassins, Kakashi can silently sneak-up on them, making him prime to strike.[79] His speed increased considerably in Part II; before the timeskip he had difficulty keeping up with Itachi Uchiha, but he outmanoeuvred him after the timeskip. Kakashi has also shown remarkable reflexes, able to instantly react and effectively manoeuvre out of surreal danger.[80]

Kamui Raikiri

Kakashi blitzing Kaguya.

Kakashi's speed is further seen during the Fourth Shinobi World War, able to enough to outmanoeuvre a Version 2 jinchūriki despite its enhanced and multiple fields of vision, and even keep pace with Might Guy using six of the Eight Gates. Kakashi was even able to blitz, and nearly sever Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's arm in one move, despite having her multiple dōjutsu active.[81] Likewise, his hand seal prowess is very great, able to perform them at highly difficult speeds to follow.[82] He can also open at least one of the Eight Gates,[83] a feat that very few shinobi can achieve and, in the anime, utilise advanced techniques derived from it while showing no signs of fatigue afterwards.[77][84] His raw strength is also noticeably high, able to clash with a physically strong opponent like Zabuza Momochi, who was wielding the rather heavy Kubikiribōchō, simultaneously throw Naruto and Sasuke a large distance, snap one of Nagato's chakra receivers with his bare hand, and later easily wield Kubikiribōchō himself with a single hand for extended periods of time.[85] He's shown a rather impressive level of durability and endurance, able to survive Nagato's building busting Shinra Tensei from up close with minimum damage and continue fighting afterwards.

Genjutsu Edit

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Kakashi subduing Sakura with genjutsu.

While used less often, Kakashi has shown proficient skill in genjutsu, which he can use as a set-up for stronger attacks. His skill in its usage is able to easily deceive most opponents with well-timed diversions, giving them little chance to counter. During the bell test for Team 7, Kakashi was able to use low-level techniques to easily subdue a keen-minded and natural genjutsu-type like Sakura.[86] Against most high-level techniques, he has advanced knowledge of their working, and is able to dispel genjutsu as well.[87] He was also able to battle the adult Obito, a potent genjutsu user comparable to Shisui Uchiha,[88] to a standstill.[89]

Ninjutsu Edit

Kakashi Using Rasengan

Kakashi using Rasengan.

Kakashi primarily relies on his mastery of ninjutsu, possessing both great skill and otherwise knowledge of which he has gained a vast arsenal due in part to his Sharingan; being noted to have copied over a thousand techniques,[41] the number has continually been growing through his many battles. With this arsenal, he can attack or defend in numerous manners. He can immediately discern what type of technique he has encountered and the nature behind it. While a student under Minato, Kakashi learned among other things how to use the Rasengan. He also demonstrated noticeable skill since childhood in advanced techniques like the Shadow Clone Technique.[76]

Nature Transformation Edit

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Kakashi using his signature technique, Lightning Cutter.

Kakashi is highly proficient in nature transformations, being one of few normal shinobi to learn all five basic elements and likewise learn the unique elemental styles of Yin Release and Yang Release.[4] He has a natural affinity for Lightning Release,[90] which he mastered before even becoming a jōnin. It became so advanced that it is an attribute enemy ninja identify him by.[91] His prowess with Water Release can match specialists like Zabuza[92] and he can perform these techniques without a nearby water source.[93] In the anime, he could likewise produce a vision impairing thick mist, able to negate most genjutsu while also himself could effectively manoeuvre through.[94] His Earth Release prowess lets him move fast and unnoticed underground or quickly produce large and intricate earthen walls.[95] He showed similar proficiency to this element while still a child.[96] In the anime, he has also shown considerable skill in Fire Release, able to produce a massive fireball able to cause much damage to the area.[97] In addition, he is knowledgeable enough to train others in Wind Release.

When Kakashi learned Rasengan, he attempted to infuse it with lightning-chakra as it was intended to be combined with elemental chakra, but ultimately failed. However, he used the same theoretical principle to create the Chidori,[98] which he later refined into the far stronger Lightning Cutter.[99] Kakashi has a large array of Lightning Release techniques. He can work with a shadow clone to create a lightning chain that increases his attack range and strength to even cut through a "Version 2" jinchūriki's chakra arms.[100] He can also create a lightning-infused clone,[101] and hound.[102] Utilising the Six Paths Power given to him by Obito, Kakashi is able to enhance his Lighting Cutter, producing a black and more powerful variation of it, strong enough to damage even the likes of Kaguya.[103] Using the Sharingan, Kakashi can perform Kamui in unison with this new Lightning Cutter, greatly reducing the resistance to his attack.

Bukijutsu Edit

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Kakashi wielding the Kubikiribōchō.

Kakashi is a highly-skilled user in a large variety of weapons such as bows and arrows, kusarigama, chains, wire strings and others. Since early childhood, Kakashi had highly proficient skill in kenjutsu, able to wield his father's signature tantō effectively enough to be mistaken for Sakumo. Due to his Anbu background, Kakashi's sword skill was especially improved and became very adaptable, able to effectively use the Kubikiribōchō,[85] a blade of unique shape with noticeable size and weight, to defeat kenjutsu specialists like the Seven Mist Swordsmen.[104] He can also enhance his physical tools by channelling lightning-nature chakra through them, gaining enough power to pierce clean through large rocks.[105][106] He also has considerable skill in shurikenjutsu able to pin down an opponent with a quick barrage of kunai and even effectively launch kunai with a well-placed kick.[107] Likewise at close-range, he has great dexterity in simultaneously wielding one in each hand. Against skilled melee-fighters such as Zabuza and Hidan armed with their respective unique weapons, Kakashi could fend each off with a single kunai. Kakashi can also apply this skill to Susanoo, able to quickly launch a large barrage of shuriken with very precise aim.

Summoning Technique Edit

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Kakashi's ninken.

Kakashi is able to summon a pack of ninja hounds of various breeds. Much like his combat skills, Kakashi's use of these summons is highly versatile, ranging from attacking and restraining his opponents. He can combine his Summoning Technique and his Earth Release skills to have his hounds burrow and erupt from the ground in order to help subdue his enemies.[108] Aside from offensive purposes, Kakashi's pack is also highly skilled in tracking down targets,[109][110] and delivering messages.

Dōjutsu Edit

Sharingan Edit

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Kakashi's Sharingan.

Kakashi's most distinguishing ability is the Sharingan, an advanced dōjutsu which replaced his original left eye, and was given to him by his friend Obito Uchiha. Since getting this eye transplanted into him, Kakashi has gained much fame for his usage of its various abilities, earning him the nickname Kakashi of the Sharingan (写輪眼のカカシ, Sharingan no Kakashi). He is very skilled in its usage, having been selected to train both Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha to help develop their own dōjutsu,[68] and likewise was noted by various prominent Uchiha to have greater proficiency than most true Sharingan wielders.[111][112][113] His most notable feat with this power is copying nearly any technique near him, also becoming known as the Copy Ninja (コピー忍者, Kopī Ninja). Other abilities Kakashi gained through the Sharingan is performing instant genjutsu with just eye-contact, able to battle back an adult Obito through a repeated stalemate of illusionary fighting until he himself asked that they stop this routine.[114] The Sharingan also grants Kakashi advanced analysing of the environment, and predicting his opponent's next move.[115] With his heightened visual perception to his surroundings, he can effectively perform the Chidori and Lightning Cutter with no fear of counterattacks.

When he first received the Sharingan it had only two tomoe. Later, the traumatic loss of his dear friend Rin Nohara caused Kakashi's Sharingan to fully mature.[116] Because he is not an Uchiha however, Kakashi was unable to deactivate this dōjutsu. This forced him keep it covered when not needed as it also consumed a much greater reserves of chakra than an Uchiha, which leave him bedridden if overused. Because of this, Kakashi only relied on it when absolute necessary. In Part I, he could only handle using it for a short while in battle before suffering somewhat crippling effects and severe fatigue.[117] In Part II, his efficiency with maintaining it greatly increased, able to use it for seemingly an entire day without any adverse effects.

In order to gain access to the other dimension, Madara Uchiha stole Kakashi's Sharingan,[118] thus stripping Kakashi of all of its powers. After Obito died with both his original eyes, his soul shortly returned to the living world and entered Kakashi's subconscious, where he transferred his chakra and both Sharingan to Kakashi, whose left eye was restored by Naruto.[119] This allowed Kakashi to manifest the power in both his own original eyes, allowing him to use the full strength of the set.[120] Also, with the Six Paths Chakra Obito transferred to Kakashi, his Sharingan was noted to be much stronger.[121] After Obito departed for the Pure Land, his Sharingan faded from Kakashi's eyes.

Mangekyō Sharingan Edit

Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan

Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Originally, Kakashi awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan in his left eye after unintentionally killing Rin,[116] though he seemed unaware of its awakening until years later.[122][123] Its design is three stretched triangles evenly spaced around the pupil that each curve at the top around the eye to form a circle, making it similar to a pinwheel. After Madara stole Kakashi's Sharingan, Obito later transferred his full dōjutsu's power into Kakashi, and with it the ability to manifest the Mangekyō Sharingan in both his original eyes. With this dōjutsu, Kakashi can perform Kamui: a space-time technique that creates a barrier in the form of a swirling void that sucks any target he focuses his eye on to another dimension and also brings them back; even transporting them to a new location. With both eyes focusing on the same target, this process works twice as fast.

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Kakashi using Kamui from a distance on Deidara.

Each eye possesses a different variation of Kamui. With his left eye, Kakashi can perform it at long-range to warp targets within his line of sight and without having to make physical contact. Initially, he lacked proper control to accurately hit moving targets.[124] His skill and aim would later improve greatly, being able to successfully warp small, fast-moving, or multiple targets in rapid succession as seen against Pain,[125] and Sasuke respectively.[126] His finesse also allows him to safely warp chakra-based techniques, like the Rasengan or shadow clones without disrupting them, at such speed that Obito himself was fooled into believing the techniques were dispelled.[127][128] Obito, who had mastered a variation of Kamui, openly acknowledged Kakashi's great skill with the technique.[113] Kakashi has even attempted to use Kamui to behead the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path: an object of significant size and mass, multiple times, failing only because of external intervention.[129] After learning of the connection between both eyes, Kakashi could later teleport himself with the left eye,[130] and precisely choose a location to return to.[131]

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Kakashi phases through Kaguya's attack.

With his right eye, Kakashi can perform the short-ranged Kamui. With it, akin to intangibility, Kakashi can overlap any and all parts of his body with Kamui's dimension, making all other targets seamlessly pass through him and leaving him completely unharmed[132] When used in conjunction with offensive techniques, Kakashi can allow portioned parts of his body to remain tangible, while the rest intangible, to minimise the risk of counter-attacks. Kakashi is also very knowledgeable of the other Mangekyō Sharingan techniques[133][134] as well as the risks the dōjutsu poses to the user's eyesight.[135]

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Kakashi's Complete Body Susanoo.

From manifesting the Mangekyō form in each of his own eyes and unlocking both Kamui variations between them, Kakashi also became able to perform Susanoo. While just recently obtained, Kakashi could fully manifest it and "stabilise" it into its Complete Body form. In this form, it is able to fly and despite its immense size, has enough dexterity to carefully hold someone in its hand and move about extremely fast.[136] When needed, Susanoo can carry others inside it alongside Kakashi. It can also manifest a sword or shuriken, able to use the latter in unison with Kamui to warp whatever targets they hit to another location.

Because he is not an Uchiha, Kakashi's chakra requirements for his Mangekyō techniques is considerably higher, and initially he had to be hospitalised for a week after using it three times in one day.[137][138] By the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Kakashi's mastery could use it five times, three of which in quick succession (along with multiple other chakra-taxing techniques) and still had enough strength left to fight and use it at least a few more times. Even after just starting to experience the immediate side effects, Kakashi quickly recovered from them somewhat. At the same time, repeated use of Kamui strained Kakashi's Sharingan, ultimately causing it to bleed and temporarily blur his sight, requiring him to get closer for better aim. After gaining the ability to manifest the Sharingan within his own eyes and some of the Six Paths power, Kakashi has no longer shown any visible burden on his chakra reserves from using Kamui, allowing him to perform the technique multiple times with no apparent problems.

Intelligence Edit

Repeatedly, Kakashi has proven himself to be a very shrewd and resourceful man, regularly having his opinion asked for by Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage. While still a young child, Kakashi's instincts and experience could detect a hiding enemy's presence, impressing his sensei, Minato,[139] and in the anime deceive Orochimaru, greatly injuring the Sannin in the process.[38] Kakashi has even been noted to be smarter than Shikamaru Nara, a ninja well-known for his insightful and calculating nature.[82] Kakashi is noted to be very persuasive speaker, though his arguments are more of a logical nature. He is very capable in deception, regularly using his opponents' own tactics against them. He is also good at discerning the emotional nature of people and determining the source of their emotions as demonstrated in his thoughts about Obito.[140] Kakashi's intellect has proven itself against various S-rank ninja, showing undeniable perceptive and analytical skills,[141] able to quickly and single-handedly deduce the workings of the most mysterious enemy techniques and near instantly plot successful diversions in order to verify his theories (most of the time proving them correct). He is aided, in this regard, by his calm personality, which allows him to handle a given situation with some detachment.

His long career as a jōnin, and formerly as an Anbu, have only expanded his knowledge, allowing him to handle virtually any situation. For these reasons Kakashi has been assigned to a variety of teams — always as the leader — and he is always able to work well with his team-mates. Chōza Akimichi attributes Kakashi's success to his approach to battles: he avoids direct combat by using misdirection and clones until he can determine the opponent's skills, at which point he modifies his tactics to fit the situation.[142] Kakashi's leadership abilities were even acknowledged by Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. Kakashi has also shown repeatedly to be a highly capable teacher. He has come up with various unorthodox methods to help his students produce impressive leaps in their abilities in weeks what would normally take months if not years of intense training.

Chakra Edit

Kakashi is noted to have very strong chakra, able to be visibly seen by the naked eye when focusing enough of it.[143] Despite the natural strength of it, originally, Kakashi's primary weakness was his reserves of chakra and stamina being average. He could only maintain his Sharingan for a short time, quickly tiring out from overusing it and ultimately collapsing if used too long, followed by great difficulty to even stand for days. He also could only use his signature technique, Lightning Cutter, four times in a single day. To somewhat compensate for these limited reserves, Kakashi possesses very refined chakra control, allowing him to use multiple techniques quickly with the minimum necessary chakra and to their highest level. Kakashi's control also allows him to perform various techniques, usually lightning-based, with few to no hand seals, leaving little time for enemies to react.

Over time, Kakashi's chakra reserves improved considerably to extend his timespan and versatility to fight multiple high-level opponents. By Part II, he can maintain his Sharingan for an entire day and utilise several chakra-taxing techniques in quick succession unfazed, including his Lightning Cutter at least six times and in each hand simultaenously. His chakra reserves development is best seen with his Mangekyō Sharingan technique, Kamui. Originally, a single use tired him greatly and using it more than twice in a single day left him crippled for over a week. By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, he was able to fight throughout an entire day right before going to fight against Tobi and his Six Paths of Pain which comprised of reincarnated jinchūriki. Once arriving, he was able to use Kamui several times in quick succession before finally collapsing as his eye started bleeding. Shortly afterwards, he recovered enough to stand up on his own and soon leapt back into action, using Kamui yet again, along with several other chakra-taxing techniques.

After Obito's death, along with the power of his dōjutsu, he gave to Kakashi his chakra and the Six Paths Power he received as the Ten-Tails' jinchuriki. From these gifts, Kakashi's chakra reserves became great enough to manifest a "stabilised" Perfect Susanoo and use Kamui multiple times with no signs of fatigue. It can also augment his techniques.[144]

Other Skills Edit

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Kakashi using his Evil Sealing Method on Sasuke.

A man who epitomises versatility, Kakashi's expertise is not limited to the three major ninja skill sets; he is renowned for his tracking abilities and has otherwise displayed proficiency with trap-making, medical, survival, escapism, stealth, subterfuge, and assassination. Kakashi is also noted to have a better sense of smell than Kiba Inuzuka did in Part I, a noteworthy member of a clan with canine-like senses.[82] Even without sight, Kakashi is still a highly formidable fighter, able to use his other senses and knowledge of his surroundings, allies, and enemies to perceive the situation and overwhelm his opponents.[25] Kakashi has also developed considerable prowess in fūinjutsu, something that Orochimaru found impressive given Kakashi's age.[145]

Stats Edit

Databook Ninjutsu Taijutsu Genjutsu Intelligence Strength Speed Stamina Hand seals Total
First 5 4 4 4.5 3.5 4 3 5 33
Second 5 4.5 4 5 3.5 4.5 3 5 34.5
Third 5 4.5 4 5 3.5 4.5 3 5 34.5

Part I Edit

Prologue — Land of Waves Edit

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The official team photo for Team 7.

Kakashi later learned of his next potential Team 7 — which consisted of Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno. In the anime he visited their homes accompanied by Hiruzen. Kakashi was chosen specifically by Hiruzen Sarutobi to be the leader of Team 7 because of Naruto and Sasuke. Kakashi's duty in addition to training the team was also to keep the Nine-Tails in Naruto contained. As for Sasuke, Kakashi was tasked with ensuring the rage-filled ninja does not tread a dark path plus help him awaken and master his Sharingan, since they had similar traits that would allow Kakashi to better understand him. Kakashi questioned Hiruzen about the nature of his team, who voiced his belief that Kakashi could help them understand true team-work. He was also met with by Tenzo, who noted a positive change in Kakashi and reminded his senior he was late to meet his new students. Upon meeting them, noticing that an eraser was set up to hit him as a prank, Kakashi let it happen to test his new students' respective personalities and was displeased, noting no signs of teamwork.[68]

During the test, each of the young ninja try their own methods to getting a bell, only for Kakashi to easily defeat them. After Team 7 failed their test, Kakashi was quick to express his displeasure at their performance and that true goal was team-work. After explaining the importance of team-work and seeing how ashamed they were at their performance, Kakashi decided to give Team 7 one more chance to act as a team, and let them take a break for lunch. However, Naruto, having earlier tried to steal their lunches, was forbidden to eat with a severe penalty for anybody feeding him. When he watches Sasuke and Sakura giving Naruto their food to have him in peak condition from afar, he was amazed at the sudden change, impressed with their decision and decided to test their commitment. Determined to make his rookie team proud, Kakashi immediately confronted them while feigning anger.[68] As the trio defiantly stand up to him on the grounds that they are a team, a delighted Kakashi passes them on the ground they placed loyalty amongst comrades first, finally able to start putting his own demons to rest.

After completing a number of D-rank missions, Team 7, at Naruto's insistence get assigned a somewhat more difficult C-rank task of escorting the bridge-builder Tazuna to the Land of Waves. Noticing they were about to be ambushed en route by the Demon Brothers, Kakashi faked his death to determine if their target was his team or Tazuna. Easily defeated them upon seeing them attempt to kill the bridge builder, Kakashi realised that Tazuna has not been completely honest of the mission and threatens Tazuna to tell them the truth. After hearing Tazuna's goal to build a bridge to free his country from the tyranny of Gatō, despite the mission now being more of an A-rank or B-rank, Kakashi decides for his group to remain until the bridge was complete.

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Kakashi vs. Zabuza.

Upon arriving in the Land of Waves, Team 7 was attacked by Zabuza Momochi, a missing-nin of Kirigakure and former Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist member who is under Gatō's employment. Despite his Sharingan, combined with his need to protect his students from the more experienced ninja, Kakashi finds himself trapped in a water prison. Luckily, Naruto and Sasuke orchestrate a gambit to free him. From there, using both his Sharingan and psychological warfare, Kakashi placed Zabuza at a disadvantage until a young Kirigakure hunter-nin named Haku stepped in and appeared to kill Zabuza before dragging him away for disposal. While forced to recuperate from his Sharingan overuse, Kakashi realises that Haku might have faked Zabuza's death to save him, deciding to train Team 7 in perfecting their chakra control for a week until they can resume bodyguard duty.

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Kakashi impales Haku.

Once at the bridge, Kakashi's suspicions are confirmed when Team 7 is confronted by Zabuza and Haku. While their wards battle, Kakashi once more battles Zabuza as he learned to counter him with his Hiding in Mist Technique to keep him from falling prey to Kakashi's Sharingan. In response, Kakashi summons his ninken underground to locate and pin down Zabuza to finish him off with a Lightning Cutter. However, Haku uses himself as a human shield and took the fatal blow intended for Zabuza. But despite Haku's sacrifice, Kakashi had the upper hand until Gatō and his crew arrive to wipe out everyone. After seeing the gravely wounded Zabuza managing to kill Gatō, Kakashi used his Multiple Shadow Clone Technique to scare the other criminals. As Zabuza died, he asked Kakashi to bring his body beside Haku's before he passed away. As Naruto tells Kakashi Haku was born in a "snowy village", Kakashi believes Zabuza really will go to where Haku has gone. Kakashi buried them alongside each other before returning to Konoha with Team 7, as the bridge is completed.

In the anime, Team Kakashi noticed an Anbu team escorting a street performer into the village who Inoichi revealed was intact a ninja from the Jōmae Village. After learning Kakashi had history with Hanare, he decided that he would gather intel on her. As Kakashi began to get Hanare to open up, she revealed how she met Kakashi. Kakashi's students who were spying, came crashing out of the tree, landing on Kakashi and Hanare causing them to accidentally kiss, and in the process revealing his Sharingan. Later, Konoha received word that the Jōmae Village had captured a Konoha ninja and demanded an exchange for Hanare. At the exchange, a trap was set, forcing both sides to engage in battle leading to Kakashi going after Hanare. Upon cornering her, Kakashi revealed that he knows Hanare has a special mind reading technique that lets her look into an individual's mind and used it to read Inoichi's mind while he probed her. Kakashi realised this when his Sharingan was accidentally revealed and copied her technique. After expressing her enjoyment while in Konoha, Kakashi decided not to kill her and chose to let her go.[146]

Later in the anime, a ninja named Sabiru proposed a new defence system for the village while Kakashi was one of the guards for the meeting for the proposed plan. While Kakashi and the Third Hokage had their suspicions, the council was about to vote to pass Sabiru's proposal but were interrupted by Kisuke Maboroshi, an Anbu who suspected Sabiru of treason. After learning that it wasnt infact Kisuke, Kakashi followed him as the imposter ran. After learning the intruder was Naruto, the two worked together and tricked Sabiru into confessing his crimes but an unknown assailant killed him before they could take action.

Later in the anime, Team 7 was assigned to retrieve a golden statue stolen by bandits and decided to ambush them, leading to Kakashi going solo while his students attacked from a separate location. After reuniting, Kakashi speculated that Naruto and Sasuke after they recoverd the statue, could of melted it, in an effort to restore it. After the 2 got stuck to each other by Jako's, liquid chakra tecnique, they bickered for a few days while Kakashi smiled to himself at how far their bond has come despite their differences.[147]

Chūnin Exams Edit

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Kakashi and the other jōnin stop Neji from injuring Hinata.

Feeling his students were ready, Kakashi entered Team 7 in the Chūnin Exams, despite some initial disapproval from other elite ninja. After Sasuke was branded with the Cursed Seal of Heaven by Orochimaru during the exam's second phase, unable to remove it, Kakashi used the Evil Sealing Method to try and prevent its usage. Following the preliminary matches, Kakashi decided to personally train Sasuke for a month after realising how much Orochimaru desired Sasuke from his subordinate Kabuto Yakushi attempting to abduct him. Kakashi tried to reinforce Sasuke’s self-worth and value for his friends by teaching him how to use Chidori as a deterrent against the cursed seal. As the training also involved taijutsu training copied from Rock Lee to better condition Sasuke's body for the Chidori, Kakashi runs late in delivering Sasuke to his final round match.

Konoha Crush Edit

When Sunagakure and Otogakure's invasion of Konoha began during Sasuke's match, Kakashi released a genjutsu along with Might Guy and Sakura, and helped repel the invaders along with Guy. They ended up having several contests to see who could defeat the most Suna and Oto-nin, although Guy usually won. When he noticed that Sasuke was going after Gaara, Kakashi sent Naruto, Sakura, Shikamaru Nara, and Pakkun to stop him and bring him back. After defeating several Suna and Oto-nin, he is briefly seen with Guy, Aoba and Kurenai. After the failed Invasion, he attends Hiruzen's funeral, mourning his loss, he listens to Iruka's words at the funeral and thinks how sad it would be if the Third Hokage had died for nothing.

Search for Tsunade Edit

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Kakashi trapped in Itachi's Tsukuyomi.

Shortly after the invasion was prevented, Kakashi comes to the aid of Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yūhi when they nearly got killed by Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki when they arrived to the village. Having learned of Akatsuki from Jiraiya, Kakashi was able to hold his own against Itachi until falling to his opponent's Tsukuyomi. Severely weakened by the technique, Kakashi confirmed that Itachi and Kisame are after Naruto before losing consciousness. Before they could take him, Kakashi is saved by Guy's arrival with the Akatsuki members driven off. Kakashi was left in a coma after what happened, and was not revived until Tsunade returned to the village. Immediately after recovering, he was sent on a new mission.

In the anime, one of his missions was to survey the Valley of Judgement for an eye medical plant. Later, Kakashi and Guy discovered Naruto, Sakura and Neji looking for the plant to aid Hinata's eye recovery. When the genin were attacked by the inhabited people, Kakashi and Guy acted, driving them away. Afterwards, Kakashi stated that there was no point pursing the plant as the people of this valley have spent countless years there to the point they have lost their eyesight and afterwards returned to Konoha.[148] In another mission, to further strengthen the new alliance between the Konoha and Sunagakure, Team Kakashi joined a Suna ninja team that included Gaara. On their way to their mission, they were attacked by a group of Suna ninja determined to kill Gaara. While understanding their intentions, Kakashi did not agree with them and attacked. After defeating the enemy, Kakashi and his team made their way to the bandit's stronghold and destroyed it, succeeding in their mission.[149]

Later in the anime, Team 7 went on a mission with Team 10 to rescue the granddaughter of a Village Headman who was kidnapped by bandits under Baji command. After being taken to the entrance cave of Baji's headquarters by a former member named Tōfu and learning the layout of the their base, it was decided between Kakashi and Shikamaru to only have the jōnin enter while the genin stay behind. Once Kakashi and Asuma reunited back with the genin and learned of what they got up to in their absence, Kakashi congratulated Shikamaru for his plan and succession in completing the mission.[150] Later, Tsunade assigned Team 7 a mission to locate and discover the plans of a missing-nin named Sadai. It was decided that Kakashi would take Sasuke alone for this mission while Naruto and Sakura were sent to escort Naho who was a relative of the Fire Daimyō. Later, Kakashi and Sasuke found and infiltrated Sadai's base where they learned he planned to kidnap Naho. With Pakkun's help they were able to find Naruto and Sakura's trail, but not before they were taken captive by Sadai's gang. With the scents mixed up, Kakashi summoned another ninken and split up with Sasuke following Pakkun. Sasuke ended up finding Sadai first. Kakashi arrived in time to stop Sasuke from beating Sadai to death, reminding Sasuke they should bring him back for questioning. Still steaming, Sasuke left and returned to the village, much to Kakashi annoyance.[151]

Sasuke Recovery Mission Edit

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Kakashi lecturing Sasuke.

Before setting out on his mission, Kakashi stops a battle between Naruto and Sasuke. Learning that Sasuke had relapsed into desiring revenge, Kakashi lectures the youth that the Chidori was designed to protect friends — not attack them. Despite encouraging Sasuke to place greater importance on friendship, Kakashi learned upon his return that his student has defected and a squad of genin, led by Shikamaru, has been sent out to retrieve him and deal with Orochimaru’s Sound Four. Ignoring the fact that he had a new mission, Kakashi rushed out to track down Sasuke and the retrieval team. Using his ninken, Kakashi was able to locate a defeated Naruto, with Sasuke long gone. Unable to pursue Sasuke because of a fresh rainfall and due to Naruto's current condition, Kakashi took Naruto back to the village to recover, saddened that he failed to help his students.

Pre-Shippūden Filler Arcs Edit

When each of Kakashi's students became the apprentice of one of the Sannin each, it effectively disbanded Team 7. As such, Kakashi returned to performing several high-ranking missions or training to further refine and enhance his abilities for the inevitable battle against Akatsuki for the next three years. During one of his returns from a mission, arrived in time to recapture some of the prisoners that had escaped from prison when Mizuki led a breakout. He was later sent to assist with the Cursed Warrior incident in the Land of Birds. While not officially his mission and arriving much later, Kakashi realised the situation wasn't as it seemed, and ultimately took command of the team, thereby deciding to investigate. This led to Kakashi's fight with Hōki's minions, Nagare and Hokushin, whom he defeated with relative ease.

Later, Kakashi was sent to spy on the Takumi Village when rumours of an uprising reached Konoha. There, he discovered the entire village abandoned, and the corpses missing. He later showed up as reinforcements, along with Jiraiya, to aid Naruto and the rest of the genin in helping Sunagakure, only to discover that Naruto's team had already successfully completed their mission.

Part II Edit

Kazekage Rescue Mission Edit

Knowing that Naruto would return soon from his training under Jiraiya, Kakashi was tasked by Tsunade to test the genin's improved skills along with Sakura and her training under Tsunade. After Naruto's return to the village, he gave Kakashi the newest edition to the Icha-Icha series, much to his glee. Later, Kakashi had Naruto and Sakura take another bell test, with the real objective being to actually capture the bells, to see how much they have improved. When they were unable to get close enough to Kakashi to each take a bell, Naruto and Sakura resorted to trying to spoil the plot of the most recent Icha-Icha novel, throwing Kakashi off guard and allowing them to take the bells.

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Kakashi faces off against "Itachi".

When word reached Konoha that Gaara had been kidnapped by Akatsuki, Team Kakashi was sent to rescue Gaara. Upon arrival in Sunagakure, they are teamed with Chiyo before following Akatsuki's trail. Along the way, they encountered Itachi. As Kakashi was able to fight on even grounds, he noticed that Itachi's performance wasn't somewhat off. With a well-timed manoeuvre, Kakashi was able to trick and restrain Itachi, giving Naruto the opening needed to finish the fight with his Big Ball Rasengan. Afterwards, they discovered that the Itachi was only a lookalike. They then met up with Team Guy, which was sent as back-up to Team Kakashi, outside an Akatsuki lair. Because there is a barrier over the entrance, Team Guy went to take down the barrier. This allowed Team Kakashi to infiltrate the lair, where they found Sasori, Deidara and Gaara.

Deidara flew off with Gaara's body, with Naruto and Kakashi in pursuit, leaving Sasori to Sakura and Chiyo. While pursuing Deidara, Kakashi tried to use his Kamui in an attempt to remove his head, but his aim was too poor and he was only able to sever an arm. Nevertheless, Naruto was able to retrieve Gaara. With Naruto successful, Deidara tried to use a Suicide Bombing Clone to escape. Kakashi used Kamui again to get rid of the explosion, saving himself and his allies. Having recovered Gaara's body, Chiyo transferred her life to revive Gaara. With Team Kakashi and Guy completing their mission, they return home. Because Kakashi used Kamui too much, Guy prompted to carry him on his back, to the disgust of the rest of the two teams except for Lee who offered to do the same with Neji. Afterwards Kakashi is left bed-ridden for a week.

Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission Edit

Kakashi, a bit disorientated, was brought back to Konohagakure by Guy and rushed to the hospital to recover from the strain of using his Mangekyō Sharingan. Ordered bed rest for at least a week, Tenzo, now working under the codename "Yamato", goes in his stead as Team Kakashi's leader to capture Sasori's spy. Before the mission began, Kakashi learned the horror that awaited if Naruto was allowed to reach the fourth-tail of the Nine-Tails chakra cloak; Jiraiya had received a near-fatal blow to the chest during training with Naruto in that form. He was later hooked up to an IV, complaining that he wanted to eat solid foods.[152]

Twelve Guardian Ninja Edit

Main article: Twelve Guardian Ninja (Arc) Upon Team Kakashi's return to Konohagakure, Kakashi learned that they failed in capturing Sasori's spy and of their defeat by Sasuke. He then revealed that he had been brainstorming ideas on how to help their training and ultimately came up with an idea that worked only for Naruto; he would help him create a new and powerful technique that would allow Naruto to possibly surpass him. Being discharged from the hospital soon after (mainly due to Naruto camping out in his room, wanting to start training right away), Kakashi explained that using the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique would allow Naruto to gain experience from each clone when he undoes the technique. Using special paper that responds to chakra, Kakashi helped Naruto learn that his chakra nature was wind-affiliated. With Yamato's help in keeping the Nine-Tails suppressed Kakashi was amazed at how fast Naruto was mastering his wind nature. Following Naruto getting advice from Asuma, Kakashi was called away for a new mission by Tsunade, leaving Naruto unable to train.

Akatsuki Suppression Mission Edit

After resuming training with Naruto, Kakashi revealed that this training was to allow Naruto to combine his Wind chakra with his Rasengan to create a brand new technique attempted by the Fourth Hokage; to demonstrate his point, Kakashi showed Naruto that he could perform the Rasengan as well, but couldn't add his Lightning chakra to it. Upon hearing that Asuma Sarutobi had been killed in a battle with Akatsuki, Kakashi decided to lead Team 10 in avenging him, as Naruto had already advanced in his training beyond needing Kakashi's assistance. He left Yamato in charge of overseeing Naruto's training, and had Shikamaru work with him in the plan of attack.

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Kakashi destroys one of Kakuzu's hearts.

When they located Akatsuki members Hidan and Kakuzu, Shikamaru and Chōji engaged the two, allowing Kakashi to observe from a distance and waited for an opportunity to join the battle. Before the Akatsuki pair could make a counter attack, Kakashi impaled Kakuzu with his Lightning Cutter and took some of his blood, as per Shikamaru's strategy. Believing to have killed him, Kakashi focused his attention towards Hidan but was intercepted by Kakuzu and attacked. Kakuzu revealed that he had a total of five hearts, one of which (the earth heart) Kakashi had already destroyed. Beginning their counterattack, Kakuzu took advantage of his partner's immortality and attacked the both while Kakashi was preoccupied with Hidan. After blocking Kakuzu's lightning attack, Kakashi fought Hidan again while being attacked by Kakuzu's hearts which launched a barrage of elemental techniques at Kakashi. Unable to assist Team 10, Kakashi created a shadow clone and used it as a decoy while he came to their aid.

Regrouping, they realised that the Akatsuki duo were seemingly unstoppable when together, so the team decided to separate them, with Kakashi handing a capsule filled with Kakuzu's blood to Shikamaru and the latter leading Hidan away. Confronting Kakuzu head on, Kakashi was overwhelmed by his elemental combinations and eventually was pinned down by Kakuzu. Before being able to steal Kakashi's heart, Kakuzu lost his remaining water heart to Shikimaru's strategy after Kakashi's had given him the capsule of blood to use in his partners curse technique. While Hidan fell to Shikamaru, Kakuzu intended on taking Kakashi's and the remaining members of Team 10's hearts to replace the ones he lost, with three hearts remaining intact. In the nick of time, Naruto and the rest of Team Kakashi came to their aid.

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Kakashi listening to Kakuzu's last words before killing him.

Using his new Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, Naruto was able to crack Kakuzu's fire and wind hearts, leaving Kakuzu defeated. This gave Kakashi the opportunity to finally finish the Akatsuki member off with another Lightning Cutter. As Kakuzu wondered how he could have been defeated by the likes of them, Kakashi told him before killing him how the next generation will always surpass the current one. Kakashi along with Yamato are later summoned to Kakuzu's autopsy by Tsunade who labels Naruto's new technique as a kinjutsu and orders that he never uses it again because of the detrimental side-effects. Afterwards Kakashi finds Naruto at Ramen Ichiraku and ends up having to feed him his noodles. As Kakashi attempts to tell him what Tsunade says, Naruto interrupts him telling him not to stop him from progressing.

Three-Tails' Appearance Edit

Main article: Three-Tails' Appearance

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Kakashi fights against Gozu.

In the anime, after Konoha learned where Orochimaru was, Kakashi was assigned to lead Team 8 in tracking down Orochimaru and potentially Sasuke. They were able to find one of his bases, but it was destroyed upon their arrival to get rid of any evidence. They decided to look for survivors, and in doing so, found a number of prisoners trapped in crystals. Perplexed by this, Kakashi was unable to properly investigate, discovering that the team was being spied on.

Kakashi and his team later found themselves attacked by Orochimaru's minions, and trapped by Guren's crystal labyrinth. While initially at a disadvantage, Team Yamato arrived in time to free them from the labyrinth. The two teams then pursued Guren and her men to a lake where they discover that the Three-Tails was located somewhere in its centre. Later, when Kakashi learned from Naruto that Guren was accompanied with a young boy named Yūkimaru, Kakashi deduced that the child must have an important role to play in Orochimaru's plans for the Three-Tails.

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Kakashi nearly gives Guren a fatal attack.

After receiving backup from Konoha, Kakashi focused their efforts to seal the beast and retrieve Yūkimaru. After Guren and her men interrupted the sealing, the Three-Tails went on a rampage, and ate both Naruto and Guren whole. With help from Yūkimaru, Kakashi and his team were able to free Naruto and Guren from the Three-Tails. Kakashi immediately had his team restart the sealing process, but was again stopped by Guren's forces, who were enhanced with cursed seals, making them more formidable opponents. While the Konoha-nin were able to dispose of them, Yūkimaru witnessing Guren's seemingly death caused his power to erupt in full force, causing the Three-Tails to break free from the seal and retreat back underwater.

Later, Kakashi's team was ordered to return to the village to formulate a new plan for dealing with the Three-Tails. On the night before the team returned, Yūkimaru left after being treated by Shizune. While aware of Yūkimaru's departure, Kakashi chose not to stop or pursue him, believing that Yūkimaru was no longer in any danger or a danger to them.

Itachi Pursuit Mission Edit

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Team 7 and 8 set out to pursue Itachi.

When word of Orochimaru's defeat at the hands of Sasuke reached Konoha, Kakashi tried to make another attempt at retrieving Sasuke. He assembled the members of Team Kakashi and Team Kurenai (minus Kurenai) into an Eight Man Squad, and set out to locate either Sasuke or his brother, Itachi.

Fated Battle Between Brothers Edit

Kiba and Naruto were eventually able to find Sasuke's location, and the team gave chase, only to be delayed by Tobi. Their efforts to attack Tobi all proved futile because of Tobi's unique teleporting technique. It was not until Zetsu reported to Tobi that Sasuke had killed Itachi that they were able to continue their pursuit. Before Tobi disappeared, Kakashi noticed, to his shock, a Sharingan on Tobi. Despite the team's haste, Tobi got to Sasuke first and, having lost the trail, were forced to return home.

The Six-Tails Unleashed Edit

Main article: Six-Tails Unleashed In the anime, while returning to the village, Katsuyu appears with a message from Tsunade. The team is ordered to aid the Tsuchigumo clan in protecting its forbidden technique from the missing-nin. Kakashi puts Yamato in charge of the mission while he returns to the village for more information.

Pain's Assault Edit

Kakashi was present in Tsunade's office where Fukasaku told the room at large, including Naruto, that Jiraiya was killed by the leader of the Akatsuki. Kakashi left Naruto alone to mourn for his loss but later helped the decoders decipher Jiraiya's message using a clue from the latest Icha-Icha instalment, much to Kakashi's extreme discomfort and Shikamaru's embarrassment. While Naruto left the village to learn senjutsu, Kakashi prepared himself for an Akatsuki attack.

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Kakashi confronts Pain.

When Akatsuki's leader, Pain, attacked Konoha in search of Naruto, Kakashi confronted Pain's Deva Path, after realising that the initial attack was a diversion. After saving Iruka Umino and letting him escape, Kakashi immediately brakes his chakra rod and erects a wall to corner him. The Deva path then impales Kakashi with his Chakra Disruption Blade, resulting in Kakashi missing his target with his his Lightning Cutter. Pain commented that is what an honour meeting the copy ninja and asked where Naruto was. Refusing to answer, Kakashi attempted to attack Pain with his Lighting cutter again, only to be repelled by a gravitational-manipulation technique, causing a huge explosion which was noticed by Chōza Akimichi's group.

After being buried in ruble from Pain's last attack, Kakashi created a clone to analyse his opponents ability. The clone started off by launching an attack at the Deva Path, only to be repelled and relises that not only physical attacks could be repel but also ninjutsu. After wondering how he could combat the issue, he was approached by another akatsuki to aid the Deva Path. His new opponent immediately fired rockets towards Kakashi. After dodging the attacks, Kakashi used the dust to sneak behind the Asura Path and attempted to attack his blind spot, but was puzzled when he dodged. After noticing that the other Path had been watching from a distance, Kakashi remember'd that all the paths vision were linked. After retreating a few feet, the Deva Path began using a similar gravitational ability as before, but instead Kakashi began being pulled towards his opponent.

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Kakashi using a clone to analyse Pains ability.

Unable to resit the force, Kakashi gets impaled by the Asura Path, leading to the clone stunning his attacker before dispersing. After being distracted by the clone, Chōza managed to seamlessly defeat the Asura Path. Having being backed up with reinforcements, Kakshi emerges from the rubble and rejoins the fight. After commenting that he had already used over half his chakra, the Deva Path advances towards the group and repels all their attacks and defeat everyone except Chōji and Chōza. After figuring out the Deva Path's powers, Kakashi devised a plan, and used Chōji and Chōza's help to take down the Deva Path. Kakashi then buried chains in the ground and waited for their opponent to approach. When the Deva Path was close enough, Kakashi attacked from underneath but was repelled, leading to Chōji and Chōza to attack. After they found themselves being repelled, they implement Kakashi strategy and restricted the Deva Path's body with chains. Having successfully initiated the plan, Kakashi attempts to finally defeat their opponent but was intercepted by the Asura path, who took the attack instead. Having enough time to use his ability again, the Deva Path repelled everyone.

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Kakashi falls against Pain.

Trapped and unable to move, the Deva Path notes that he is too great of a threat to be left alive. Taking caution not to approach Kakashi, he sends a nail flying towards the Kakashi from a distance, to which Kakashi activates his Mangekyō Sharingan and warpes away the nail with Kamui. Not having noticed Kakashi intervention, the Deva Path leaves believing all his opponents are dead. When he came to, Kakashi sent Chōji to tell Tsunade about the Deva Path's abilities. But as Chōji left, the still-active Asura Path launched a missile at him. Despite knowing that he was almost out of chakra, and would likely die if he used his Mangekyō Sharingan again, Kakashi used Kamui to dispose of the missile and save Chōji. Having expended the last of his chakra, Kakashi died, and his soul left his body. He lamented on how he failed to protect Rin and soon found himself at a campfire with his deceased father, Sakumo, to whom he tells his life story upon request from his father.

During Pain's destruction of Konoha, Kakashi's body was protected by one of Katsuyu's divisions. After finishing the recount of his life, he stated that he finally understood why his father had chosen to save his friends and was now proud of him for it. Their conversation was halted when a ray of light beamed down upon Kakashi, as a result of Nagato's Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique. Before seeing his son depart, Sakumo thanked Kakashi, and declared that he would now be able to join his wife. Kakashi then woke up in the Konoha battlefield, with Chōji shocked. As Kakashi wondered what happened, a Katsuyu division explained to him the series of events that had occurred. After the invasion came to an end, Kakashi fetched Naruto and brought him back to a massive welcoming party at Konoha. There, he complimented Naruto on finally achieving his goal to be accepted and appreciated by the whole village.

Five Kage Summit Edit

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Kakashi and Yamato restrain Tobi.

When news reaches Konoha of Sasuke's actions in the Land of Lightning, Naruto asks Kakashi and Yamato to take him to the Land of Iron so that he can ask the Fourth Raikage to forgive Sasuke. Before leaving, Kakashi asks Sai to keep their departure a secret from Danzō, the acting Hokage while Tsunade is in a coma. They locate the Raikage, but Naruto is unable to convince him. During their stay at a motel in the Land of Iron, Tobi confronts Naruto. Having expected him, Kakashi and Yamato attack him. Knowing the attacks will have no effect, Tobi tells them about Sasuke's motivations, the Sage of the Six Paths, the Uchiha clan, and the truth of Itachi. Kakashi then asks what Tobi's own motives are, but receives only the answer of "to be complete" before Tobi disappears.

Sai and Sakura follow Naruto to the Land of Iron and Sakura tells Naruto that she loves him and Kakashi watches on in disappointment and stops an angered Yamato from interrupting, trusting Naruto to handle it. Kakashi suspects that this is not the real reason they came, which is confirmed by one of Sai's ink clones. Sakura, as agreed upon by the other members of the Konoha 11, is going to kill Sasuke before he involves Konoha in a future war in any way possible. Knowing that she is no match for Sasuke and possibly understanding that he is most likely the only one who can reason with her in her current mental state, Kakashi prepares to follow her. At that moment, Gaara arrives and tells them about the start of the Fourth Shinobi World War and Danzō's actions at the Kage Summit. He adds that the other Kage would prefer if Kakashi were the Hokage. When Gaara leaves, the ink clone guides Kakashi to Sakura.

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Kakashi saves Sakura from Sasuke's attack.

The ink clone disperses en route when Sakura neutralises the real Sai. Kakashi finds her in time to stop Sasuke from killing her and tells her that, as Sasuke's teacher, he will be the one to kill him. Kakashi makes one final attempt to draw Sasuke away from a life of vengeance, but Sasuke menacingly responds by saying that only by bringing his entire clan back would he stop. Kakashi tells Sakura to leave with Karin while he fights Sasuke, and contemplated his feelings being the same as the Third Hokage's with Orochimaru. Their fight soon led off the bridge they were on and Kakashi receives an attack from Sasuke's Susanoo. Kakashi is forced to use Kamui to divert the attack, which leaves him unable to protect Sakura when she rejoins the fight. Naruto arrives in time to save her, and furious at Sasuke's mercilessness, Kakashi tries to finish him off. Naruto halts Kakashi in order to speak with Sasuke, who gloats about having killed Danzō. Tobi and Zetsu soon arrive and Kakashi, at Naruto's request, allows them to leave with Sasuke without incident. Kakashi tries to take out Tobi with Kamui, but Tobi tells him that the technique won't work on him. Tobi teleports away taking Sasuke, and Zetsu leaves then as well. Kakashi collects Karin, believing she may have useful information, and revives Sai and Sakura's other escorts. They are then met by members of Root. Learning that Danzō was truly dead as the seals he placed on all of his subordinates have vanished, Kakashi and his team decided to quickly to return to the village knowing that Kakashi would most likely be made the new Hokage.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Edit

Upon returning to Konoha, Kakashi brings Karin to Ibiki for questioning. Kakashi spoke with Koharu Utatane and Homura Mitokado about all that had occurred. While reluctant, he agreed to their decision to make him Hokage as the Allied Shinobi Forces would need a Kage from each of the Five Nations and Kakashi already had full trust and respect from the other Kage. In the anime, word quickly spread about Kakashi being appointed the Sixth Hokage. Happy for his long-time friend and rival, Guy challenged him to a race, which resulted in Kakashi's 50th win over Guy. Soon afterwards, Kakashi was taken to the Stone Carvers of the Hokage Monument to make a replica of his face to carve his likeness on the monument.

Later, he accompanied the Konoha Council to a meeting hall with the Fire Daimyō and his delegation. Despite a unanimous vote for Kakashi, moments before he was officially declared the Sixth Hokage, news reached them of Tsunade waking up, ending the proceedings. Later, while Tsunade was recovering, Kakashi spoke with her and thanked her for waking up in time, noting he was not cut out for the position of Hokage.

Power Edit

Main article: Power (Arc) In the anime, upon receiving news that Kabuto Yakushi is responsible for the massacre in Tonika Village, Tsunade sends Kakashi and reinforcements to assist Team Yamato. By the time they found Team Yamato in Hachō Village, Kabuto had managed to create a copy of Naruto with the Nine-Tails' "Version 2" power that overwhelmed Naruto. Guy and Lee went to fend it off as while Kakashi confronted Kabuto, determined to capture him. Kabuto responded by surrounding Kakashi and his allies with several reincarnated shinobi. As Kakashi began pursuing Kabuto, the Nine-Tailed Naruto Clone absorbed much of the Nine-Tails' chakra from Naruto, expanding its chakra cloak to become a giant replication of the Nine-Tails and began devastating the village. Kakashi quickly turned his attention to the destruction and help his team save the inhabitants. After the Clone-Naruto lost its extra power, it was retrieved by Kabuto. While there were no deaths from the attack and Kakashi's team began treating the injured, Naruto and Dokku were captured by Kabuto. Trying to determine Kabuto's goal, it was theorised that the rogue ninja is trying to refine the Second Hokage's technique.[153]

Later, after having met the village leader Disonasu, Kakashi recognised him old records as a mass murderer thought dead and also an old partner of Orochimaru. Kakashi and his team followed him to The Hole of Tonika Village where was revealed to be working with Kabuto in attempting to resurrect the Ama no Hoko. Kabuto quickly acted by summoning his reincarnated and cloned shinobi. While Kakashi's team engaged the enemies and a freed Naruto took on his copy, Kakashi engaged Kabuto. Ultimately, Disonasu was able to active the Ama no Hoko. The resulting release of energy causes the Clone-Naruto to fall into the structure and transform into a giant hydra-like Nine-Tails, killing Disonasu quickly afterwards. As Naruto enters a becomes shrouded in a tailed beast-sized chakra cloak to battle the mutated Clone-Naruto, Kakashi grows concern for his student, allowing the reincarnated Deidara to retrieve Kabuto and escape. Kakashi watches in horror as Naruto gradually gets overcome by the Nine-Tails, turning into the actual demon. At the last moment, one of the village children, Miina, calls to Naruto with an unknown power, helping Naruto regain control of himself, transforming again into a new but incomplete chakra form, which Kakashi and the others look at in awe. This new form allows Naruto to destroy the evil clone, allowing Dokku to deactivate the Ama no Hoko.[154]

Paradise Life on a Boat Edit

Main article: Paradise Life on a Boat In the anime, Kakashi won a sushi eating contest against Guy, giving him the lead in their rivalry with 51 wins.[21] Later, while preparing for the upcoming war, he was approached by Kiba Inuzuka. Depressed that Naruto had come so far in comparison to him as Naruto was bottom-graduate of their class, Kiba asked Kakashi to train him since he trained Naruto and also shared an affinity for canine-related techniques not unlike Kiba. Feeling too busy, Kakashi instead summoned his nin-ken to assist Kiba in the training. Later, after his nin-ken successfully taught a lesson about perseverance to Kiba, they told Kakashi about how Kiba said he wanted to be like Naruto, which Kakashi doubted Kiba would want.

Later, Tsunade told Kakashi that as a veteran from the previous great war and someone respected by all five great nations, he was to be assigned a unit commander for the joined shinobi forces. Kakashi humbly accepted the decision but asked for Tsunade to appoint a second-in-command for Kakashi that he could trust completely, which Kakashi suggested be Might Guy. Suddenly, a small projectile crashed into the room. It was revealed to be a small nin-turtle from Guy delivering an SOS. Kakashi quickly went off to aid Guy, who was currently on a mission to escort Naruto through the Land of Lightning. When Kakashi found Guy, having grown suspicious of enemy attacks from rumours of more advanced transformation techniques, the one-sided rival believed Kakashi was an impostor and attacked him. After a heated battle, Kakashi fighting purely defensively, was able to convince Guy that he was real by pointing out a private and embarrassing fact from Guy's childhood. After calming down, Kakashi explained that Guy sent his SOS turtle to him. Guy realised that while experiencing seasickness, he accidentally bit his finger and summoned his turtle. Seeing that everything was fine, Kakashi returned to the village, sure that Guy would protect Naruto well.[21]

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Edit

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Kakashi and the other commanders standing before the Alliance.

Kakashi was later appointed as commander of the Allied Shinobi Forces' Third Division. As he and the other generals stood over their battalions he urged Gaara as the Regimental Commander to say a few words to them. As two ninja on the brink of infighting began to bicker, Kakashi watched on noting that he had a feeling something like this would happen and as Gaara parted them and spoke to the masses Kakashi noticed the change in atmosphere around the ninja. Later on while Kakashi was with his division, he saw the ambush squad set off a red flare. He then ordered his division to go to the Surprise Attack Division. They arrive in the nick of time and save Sai, Omoi, and Zaji from danger.

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Kakashi and his division begin their strategy.

Much to Sakura and his surprise, they find Zabuza and Haku amongst the enemy ranks. Zabuza and Haku ask how Naruto is doing, and Kakashi remarks that Naruto has become an admirable shinobi. However, their reunion is cut short when Kabuto strengthens his grip on the resurrected shinobi, completely eradicating their personalities. Before completing losing control of themselves, Haku and Zabuza pleaded for Kakashi to stop them, with Kakashi agreeing as he revealed his Sharingan. As Zabuza used the Hiding in Mist Technique, Kakashi orders his squad into a Manji Formation around the sensor ninja. When Kakashi's division is about to mount a counter-attack, he watches in exasperation as the previous generation of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist is summoned to the battlefield. As the swordsmen begin to thin the division's numbers, Kakashi comes up with a plan to neutralise the Hiding in Mist Technique used by Zabuza. He tries to impale Zabuza with a Lightning Cutter, only for Haku to take the blow. Zabuza then seizes the opportunity to attack the immobile Kakashi.

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Kakashi impales Zabuza.

Kakashi narrowly dodges the strike with only a shallow wound, which fully regenerates Zabuza's Kubikiribōchō, while Haku was bisected at the waist. As Kakashi reflects on how this situation was just like their last battle, he remembers how Zabuza and Haku taught Naruto an important lesson in bonds. Kakashi openly thanked them for being Naruto's first opponents. Also remembering how Kakashi had grown to respect and like the two rogue ninja, Kakashi became determined to free them from their undead prison in respect for the way they chose to die. Kakashi then ordered his men to prepare the strategy again as Kakashi charged forward, using his Lightning Cutter to destroy Zabuza's sword-wielding arm and stab him through the chest. Kakashi's team then used special bounds to trap them, also causing the mist to dispel. Openly voicing his anger at how someone could toy with the dead, he states that he will going on a rampage as he picks up Kubikiribōchō to use.

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Kakashi fending off Jinin.

On the next day, Kakashi and his division resume the battle against the remaining Mist Swordsmen. In the anime, he defeated Jinin Akebino, giving his team time to seal him.[104] Later, he encountered Jinpachi Munashi and Kushimaru Kuriarare toying with members of Kakashi's division. While able to save some of them, he soon found himself cornered by the two swordsmen. Might Guy than arrived to aid Kakashi. Taking advantage of the swordsmen's lack of team-work, they were able to hold them off until the sealing team arrived to subdue them.[25]

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Edit

Later, Kakashi faces Fuguki Suikazan. He cuts down the Mist Swordsman by imbuing the Kubikiribōchō with lightning, allowing Sai to seal Fuguki inside of his drawing. After noticing more White Zetsu Army clones arriving, he tells Guy who wanted them to take them down all at once that they also had reinforcements after seeing Naruto's clone arrive on the battlefield.

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Kakashi and Guy arrive to save Naruto.

After dealing with the remaining Mist Swordsmen, Kakashi and Guy head on to save Naruto from being captured by Tobi. Attacking him once he materialised, Kakashi was able to retrieve Naruto before Tobi could warp him away. Smiling at his pupil, he tells him that he couldn't sit idly by while his student overexerts himself. Deciphering the information Naruto had spewed out, he watches on as the Five-Tails charges at Tobi and theorises that Tobi did not have perfect control of the beasts before telling Naruto to stay focused. As the beasts charge at them, Kakashi tells Guy that they needed to decipher which beast used which of the Six Paths of Pain's abilities. Activating his Lightning Cutter, he and Guy confront the beasts head on, he is shocked to see that they aren't using these abilities. He and Guy later watch in shock as Tobi, after congratulating Kakashi on his observation skills, causes Utakata and Rōshi to fully transform. As the Six-Tails attacks breathing out a corrosive gas, Kakashi warns Guy not to touch the substance it spewed at all.

As they retreat, Guy alerts him to Naruto's predicament. Telling Guy that they weren't able to leave to free Naruto from Son Gokū's jaws as they were being pressured from all sides, he creates a shadow clone and assumes the Manji Formation. Entrusting their backs to one another, Kakashi and his clone charges forward with the Lightning Transmission technique, severing the chakra arms. Kakashi prepares for another onslaught of attacks as the beasts confront him head-on. As Naruto succeeds in releasing Son from Tobi's control, both Kakashi and Guy look on shocked as the now fully-transformed jinchūriki bear down on them.

As the situation becomes dire, Kakashi decides that he would warp away the five Tailed Beast Balls that were aimed at them, but Guy tells him that there was no way he had enough strength for that. Kakashi also declines Guy's decision to use the eighth gate, stating he would die after opening it. Both men are rescued however by Naruto who deflects the attacks with such speed that Kakashi momentarily believes him to be his former teacher Minato. Absorbed into Kurama's chakra as Naruto transforms, both men watch on at the battle between the beasts ensue watching in horror as the five opposing beasts later combine a Tailed Beast Ball, and Naruto attempts to counter with his own.

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Kakashi and his clone attack the Demonic Statue.

After Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode was cancelled, Kakashi stands alongside Guy, who uncharacteristically says that he felt old seeing Naruto come so far which somewhat shocks Kakashi. Kakashi then tells him that their youth wasn't over just yet which seemingly gets Guy back to his old self. He is later seen mobilised beside Might Guy, Naruto Uzumaki and Killer B in his full Eight-Tails form preparing to assault Tobi and the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Launching an attack with his shadow clone, Kakashi called to Guy who followed up with an attack followed by B and Naruto, the latter of which continued to taunt Tobi despite his advisement against it.

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Kakashi attacks Tobi while he is distracted.

While Naruto and Guy battle Tobi, Kakashi focuses on the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Kakashi then tries to use Kamui on the the statue to remove it's head, however the statue seems to have nullified the attack which confuses Kakashi. He then infuses a kunai with Lightning Release and calls out to B to launch him. Launching across the battlefield, Kakashi easily cuts through a rock that separated him from Naruto and launches the kunai at Tobi who becomes intangible and kicks the kunai towards Naruto. Kakashi uses Kamui once again to warp away the kunai. Regrouping as the last attack seemingly fails to land, the shinobi wonder how they were going to defeat Tobi.

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Gyūki launches Guy, Kakashi and Naruto across the battlefield.

Noticing the slight crack in Tobi's mask, Kakashi denies the fact that it was made by Naruto's last attack, and noted that the crack was too sharp to have been made by an impact like that. Realising what had made the gash in the mask, Kakashi called out to his comrades to aid him in testing his hypothesis. Climbing into B's hand the three shinobi are launched across the battlefield, and after Guy and Naruto respectively attacked Tobi, just before the masked man phased through Naruto's Rasengan, Kakashi used Kamui to send the Rasengan to the other dimension. Tobi's right arm was then subsequently hit by an unseen attack at which time Kakashi declared that his hypothesis was right and realised that Tobi was not using two separate techniques to warp himself away and another to phase, but one single technique.

Obliging Guy's request to tell them his analysis in the simplest way possible, Kakashi explains what occurred that Tobi only intangible by transferring part of himself into the other dimension where Kakashi sends whatever he targets with Kamui to. But as this other dimension is pointed out as a link between his Sharingan and their enemy's, Kakashi questioned Tobi as to where exactly he got the eye from. However, Kakashi is horrified upon hearing Tobi's answer of obtaining his Sharingan from Kannabi Bridge during the previous war. Kakashi is at a loss for words, in a daze thinking of his former comrade, Guy attempts to snap him out of it while Naruto charges at Tobi in his Tailed Beast Mode. After hearing Naruto's speech, Kakashi rallied back and readied a new strategy that requires him to time the few remaining Kamui he can use. Charging forward as Naruto created a shadow clone to attack Tobi, Kakashi seemingly warped away the dispelled clone's Rasengan before collapsing from the strain with his eye bleeding. In reality, however, Kakashi warped Naruto's clone into the other dimension, allowing his student's clone to catch Tobi off guard and shatter his mask.

Kakashi is left completely stunned as he looks on to see that behind the shattered mask, is his childhood friend Obito Uchiha. When Kakashi questions why he never returned to Konoha if he survived, Obito mocks Kakashi by stating his failure to protect Rin was the reason, an answer that only caused Kakashi to sink further in depression and cause Obito to chortle at his expense. After the attack launched by Obito is thwarted by Naruto, they are soon joined by the reincarnated Madara. Shocked by this, they silently watched the Uchiha pair converse amongst themselves, and Kakashi expressed surprise at the fact Madara knew about Obito's Eye of the Moon Plan. While Madara started his confrontation with Naruto and Killer B, Kakashi and Guy prepared to confront their former comrade. Taking advantage of this, Kakashi proceeded to ask Obito why he teamed up with someone like Madara.

Interrupted by the clash between Naruto and Madara, Kakashi again posed the question to Obito. However, his former friend told him that there was nothing more to be said between them, and that the only thing left to do was to have their final fight. Hurling shuriken out of the other dimension, Kakashi blocked Obito's barrage with an earth wall until Obito phased through the wall holding one of the shuriken and stabbed it into Kakashi's left leg. Kakashi's persistence to ask why Obito was doing this only led his former friend to retort that he is trash that does not shut up, and warped Kakashi away to the other dimension. Remembering Obito's words of those who abandon friends being even worse than trash, Kakashi could not believe that the hero he looked up to had forsaken his previous beliefs and used his Kamui to warp himself back from the other world.

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Kakashi battling Obito.

Kakashi admits that he is trash for failing to protect Rin as promised, but questions Obito if Rin was related to his new ideals before getting kicked in the face and slashed with Obito's two held shuriken. Calling Obito one of Konoha's heroes while imploring him to not end up like him, Kakashi is told by his former friend that they are both trash because they survived the worthlessness of this reality. Obito prepared to finish Kakashi off before Naruto's shadow clone intercepted Obito's right-hand shuriken, declaring that he would protect his friends with his life. Remembering the exact same words he said to Team 7, Kakashi regained his will to fight and used his Lightning Cutter to destroy Obito's other shuriken. He then proclaimed that he remembered what Obito taught him in the past, and that now he would protect Naruto.

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Kakashi attacks Obito from the other dimension.

Weakened from his injuries and overusing his Mangeykō Sharingan, Kakashi falls to his knees in exhaustion. Obito again attempts to warp Kakashi to the other dimension, but is stopped by Naruto. After Kurama temporarily switches places with Naruto, it grabs Kakashi, and throws him towards Obito, who successfully warps him away. With no time to complain, Naruto attacks Obito while Kakashi, who Kurama had supplied with chakra when it threw him, attacked Obito's materialised body parts in the other dimension. Warping himself back to the real world, Kakashi looks on as a giant Tailed Beast Ball was fired by B and Naruto at the statue. Kakashi contemplated whether the statue had really been destroyed, but it was later revealed to have successfully become the Ten-Tails.

As Madara and Obito connect themselves to the Ten-Tails by way of tendrils being inserted, Kurama grabs Kakashi and Guy in its mouth to restore their chakra. Kurama, understanding the true nature behind the Ten-Tails, begins giving instructions to how they should face the mighty beast. When Kakashi notes that Kurama is acting like a captain, it thinks Kakashi has a problem with it, but the jōnin merely replies that he actually likes it. Kakashi's kindness to Kurama is shortly enjoyed as the Ten-Tails shows remarkable speed, quickly overwhelming Kakashi and his team. Following Kurama's advice, Kakashi uses Kamui to teleport Gyūki in front of the Ten-Tails, who launches a point-blank Tailed Beast Ball at the resurrected demon.

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Kakashi together with the Allied Shinobi Force.

After deflecting the attack back at Gyūki, the Ten-Tails attempts to attack Naruto and Kakashi with its tail, but Naruto throws Kakashi out of the way in time. Landing in the safety of Kurama, Kurama later dematerialises, and Kakashi falls to the ground. Kakashi finds himself weakened from transporting Gyūki with his Kamui. Stressing the importance of Naruto's life to the war effort, Kakashi finds relief as all divisions of the Allied Shinobi Forces assemble at the battlefield, and Sakura begins to heal him.

Reeling from an attack from a newly evolved Ten-Tails, Kakashi is asked by Shikaku for information regarding his fights with the enemy prior to the Allied Shinobi Forces arrival, but Kakashi is forced to cut contact and attempts to use Kamui against the Ten-Tails. Realising he couldn't use it in time, ordering another to use an Earth Release technique to make the ground underneath the beast uneven, Kakashi is shocked to see the Ten-Tails massive firing distance with a Tailed Beast Ball. Kakashi and Sakura later narrowly avoid one of the wooden stakes that was fired by the Ten-Tails. He later watched on in horror as Neji sacrificed himself to protect Naruto and Hinata from the projectiles, and attempted to chide Obito for degrading Naruto, but was cut off by the former's tirade, in which he pointed out that Kakashi should know that nothing but loneliness was at the end of the path Naruto had chosen to take. He would later affirm that promising to protect loved ones could become a curse, if they were unable to fulfill that promise. Understanding this, Naruto still agreed to keep Neji in his heart and to carry on his will, stating that to do otherwise would be to truly killing Neji.

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Kakashi and Obito teleport to the other dimension.

After receiving chakra from Naruto, resulting in a chakra cloak, Kakashi thought back to his conversation with Shikaku and the feats he was able to accomplish the first time Kurama gave him chakra. He later charged towards, and attacked the Ten-Tails alongside the other empowered members of the Alliance. Ultimately, the Allied Shinobi Forces manage to separate Obito and Madara from the Ten-Tails, which causes the massive demon to start going berserk. As Kakashi prepares to warp it away, he is intercepted by Obito. The two men end up warping to Kamui's dimension but not before Kakashi called out to Naruto, telling him to handle things there.

Upon arriving, Kakashi maintains his balance unlike Obito, allowing him to strike with his Lightning Cutter before Obito could react, only to hesitate and stop at the last moment. While shocked at first, Obito realises that Kakashi is still plagued by guilt and hope for Obito reforming, to which the fallen Uchiha mocks Kakashi for. Kakashi begs Obito to accept that things don't have to be this way, as in many ways the man Obito once was now lives in Naruto. Obito then stood up, phasing through Kakashi's Lightning Cutter. He then revealed that he knew all along the circumstances of Rin dying. That just like how he didn't blame Kakashi for Rin's death, she and Kakashi weren't the reason for him starting this war. Obito tells Kakashi to forget about his guilt as there is nothing left of the man Kakashi once fought alongside, emphasising this from a genjutsu of a gaping hole where his heart should be.

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The culmination of Kakashi and Obito's battle.

Appealing to Kakashi's happier memories from their childhood, Obito emphasises that the illusion world can give Kakashi back that lost time, creating an illusion of child Obito and Rin, which Kakashi quickly strikes down. Kakashi defiantly refuses Obito's offer of a dream world, saying that illusions will never heal one's pain. While admitting that the real world can be cruel at times, the support of one's friends can ease the pain and rejecting your friends will only add to the pain. Obito scoffed at Kakashi's words, saying that attachments like that are the source of one's pain. Kakashi however reminds Obito of the lesson he once taught Kakashi: One who abandons their friends are worse than trash. As Obito was taken aback by these words, Kakashi declared that he will force these feelings back on Obito, even if he refuses.

Their battle then raged on, with them challenging each other with various genjutsu tactics, constantly ending in a stalemate. Finally deciding to fight for real, Kakashi and Obito as a last sign of respect between former allies performed a challenge salute. The two clashed, almost mirroring a sparring match from their youth. Although Obito managed to pierce Kakashi's right ribs with a black rod, Kakashi impaled Obito through the chest. While Obito laughingly admitted defeat, he told Kakashi he would lose the war before returning to the real world.

Heavily fatigued from his battle against Obito, Kakashi remained in the Kamui dimension to suture his wounds before returning to the battlefield. As he began to catch his breath, he thinks over all that has transpired with the new dark Obito, coming to the conclusion that Obito has not truly relinquished the Will of Fire, but rather pushed it aside and his meeting with Naruto has caused him to gain conflicted emotions. Suddenly, Kakashi begins to see and hear what Obito does through their matching pair of Sharingan. Seeing Obito's continued turmoil, Kakashi notes that Obito could have overcome this hole in his heart if he let his friends fill it with their feelings.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Edit

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Kakashi attempts to kill Obito after emerging from Kamui's dimension.

Once recovered, Kakashi teleported back to the battlefield, poised over a defeated Obito. Believing that Obito was his responsibility, Kakashi lunged his kunai at Obito, only for the reincarnated Minato to stop him. While Kakashi was shocked by the appearance of his late sensei, the Fourth Hokage explained that Naruto's persistence has gotten through to Obito. Accepting his inner pain, Obito admits that Rin was the only good thing in his life and losing her only left him in misery. Madara's plan seemed the only sensible choice left in Obito's mind as all he's seen while walking the world confirmed that the world was indeed hopeless. Kakashi admits that he doesn't know for sure if Naruto's views are anymore right and that maybe Madara's isn't completely wrong, shocking Obito. While sympathising with Obito's personal pain of Rin's death along with his other loved ones, Kakashi insists that Naruto's views are at least less likely to fail because his goals naturally draws more people to aid him.

After learning from Minato that Obito would survive, Kakashi prepared to join the battle against Madara. As Kakashi's words fully reached Obito, the Uchiha admitted to understanding why Nagato betrayed him to aid Naruto. Deciding to follow suit, Obito resolved to, as a true act of atonement for his mistakes, sacrifice his life to revive all the fallen shinobi with Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique. Not wanting his childhood friend to die, Kakashi begged him to instead dedicate his life to making amends, to which Obito said would be the "easy" path, no longer feeling worthy to ever see Rin again. Before he could do so, however, Black Zetsu emerged from the ground, merged with Obito and forced him to revive Madara, much to Kakashi and Minato's shock.

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Minato and Kakashi attack Black Zetsu.

Succeeding in his goal, Black Zetsu then proceeded to take Obito's Rinnegan to return it to Madara. Kakashi and Minato quickly acted to stop it, to which Black Zetsu responded by merging again with Obito, warning them that his unison with the dying Obito was the only thing still keeping him alive. Being asked what it is, Black Zetsu responded that he was a manifestation of Madara's will, calling Kakashi and his allies fools for underestimating Madara.

Suddenly, from Obito's artificial body half, the Demonic Statue emerged. Kakashi attempted to stop it by removing the head with Kamui, but the statue is teleported elsewhere, causing Kakashi's attack to instead remove its right arm. As Black Zetsu continued its attempt to take the left Rinnegan from Obito's eye-socket, Obito continued to resist the possession, telling Kakashi to destroy the eye. Looking down on their attempts, Black Zetsu informed them that Madara has already regained his right eye. Obito lost his consciousness.

As Kakashi couldn't feel the presence of Obito being alive, he and Minato prepare to attack Black Zetsu. Suddenly, Gaara appeared with Sakura and a critical-state Naruto, having lost Yang-Kurama to Madara. Gaara quickly told Minato that Naruto can be saved by sealing the Yin half of Kurama inside Naruto. After Minato's attempt to do so was intercepted by Black Zetsu, getting Yin-Kurama sealed inside itself, Madara arrived. Now the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara seeks to complete his power now in Black Zetsu's possession.

As Black Zetsu attempted to return to Madara and grant the Uchiha Yin-Kurama and the left Rinnegan, Obito managed to overshadow Black Zetsu, keeping it merged to the younger Uchiha. As Obito and Madara began questioning Obito's purpose in life, Kakashi attempted to teleport Obito away from Madara and Minato launches an attack on the Uchiha. Madara easily repels Minato's attack and kicks Minato's Rasengan at Kakashi, forcing Kakashi to warp the Rasengan before it hit him instead. Obito approached Madara impaled Madara's chest with his hand, stating that he is not an extension of Madara, but Obito Uchiha.

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Obito and Kakashi join forces.

Relieved that his friend had regained some sense of himself, Kakashi obliged his request and warped Naruto — along with Sakura — to the other dimension. Standing alongside his comrade, Kakashi conceded to be Obito's backup but noted that the Uchiha better not mess up. As they are both attacked by Madara, Obito and Kakashi both use Kamui in sync allowing Obito to warp to the other dimension before Madara could attack him. With Kakashi left defenceless, however, he was rescued by Might Guy whom Kakashi noted he was actually happy to see for the first time.

As Kakashi and his allies began considering their options against the transcendent Madara, Guy made the first move, attacking Madara with his Daytime Tiger. The attack was easily resisted and Guy was narrowly saved by the timely arrival of Lee. Realising the grim situation, Guy resolved to make his ultimate move, which Kakashi realised to his horror was the suicidal eighth gate. As his friends tried to talk his out of it, Guy expression made it clear to Kakashi that his decision was final. Once accessing all Eight Gates, Guy quickly began to overwhelm Madara.

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Kakashi warps away Madara's defence.

Realising the limited time Guy had, Minato revealed the true mechanics behind Madara's Truth-Seeking Balls. The group then launched a strategy to support Guy's offence and quickly got rid of most of Madara's only defence from Guy's Evening Elephant. With Kakashi's Sharingan too strained from overuse to properly aim Kamui from a distance, Gaara carried Kakashi on his sand, getting Kakashi close enough to teleport a large portion of Madara's barrier, letting Guy complete his assault on Madara.

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Madara steals Kakashi's Sharingan.

As Guy and Madara continued their extreme battle, Kakashi admitted that Guy had indeed surpassed him just as Sakumo predicted years ago. Finally, Guy reached his limit and collapsed, his body thrashed from the effects of the Eight Gates and was quickly dying. Wanting to finish Guy personally, Madara launched his final chakra orb at Guy, only for the revived Naruto to return and deflect it wit his bare foot. With a new look in Naruto's eyes, Naruto then somehow stabilised Guy's life force, sparing the taijutsu master from certain death. As Naruto began to overwhelm Madara with his new-found powers, Kakashi watched in amazement. Realising that he was losing the advantage, Madara absorbed the tree into his being, fully regenerating himself. Sasuke then returned with a similar power to Naruto's and the two joined forces to battle Madara. As the two childhood friends begin holding their own against Madara, the legendary Uchiha decides to focus first on regaining his left Rinnegan. Still exhausted from earlier, Madara catches Kakashi off guard and steals his Sharingan, using it to teleport to the other dimension.

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Kakashi's original left eye is restored.

Shortly afterwards, Sakura appeared from the other dimension, revealing that Obito teleported her to safety from Madara. She explained that according to Obito, Madara would become unstoppable with both Rinnegan. After Naruto finished sealing Madara's shadow, he used his new powers to restore Kakashi's original left eye, shocking Kakashi. Watching his three former students bicker with each other, Kakashi reflected on how much they have changed and grown before questioning Sasuke's new goals. As Sasuke remained silent, Kakashi chose not push the question, instead alerting his students of Madara returning and told them to remember the first lesson he taught them: team-work. Upon returning, Madara revealed both his eyes restored and Black Zetsu back in control of Obito, also with both his original eyes. As Zetsu mocked Obito's efforts, the reunited Team 7 prepared to battle, with Kakashi admiring their unison. Kakashi watched on as his former students battled Madara. Finally reaching the full maturity of his new-found power, Madara proceeds to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi on the world. As people everywhere become assimilated by this technique, Sasuke, with his own Rinnegan making him immune to the genjutsu, uses his Susanoo to shield Kakashi and his allies from the technique.

As everyone asked Sasuke the nature of this technique, Sasuke stubbornly told them to be quiet, insisting that he take care of it. While Naruto was furious at Sasuke's still independent attitude, Kakashi solemnly admitted that with Sasuke's Rinnegan, he may be the only one able to save the world. As the light of Madara's technique subsided, Sasuke let down his Susanoo, noting that only a Rinnegan has a chance of cancelling the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Madara confronted 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 asked his own manifestation why he would do this, Black Zetsu boldly stated that it is actually a manifestation of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. Black Zetsu then proceeded to expand its being into Madara.

As Black Zetsu's influence spread over his creator, chakra began to swirl through the air towards Madara. While Naruto and Sasuke's attempted to destroy their enemies proved futile, Black Zetsu revealed to Kakashi and his team that the captured victims of Infinite Tsukuyomi will slowly be transformed into White Zetsu clones. As the chaos subsided, Madara and Black Zetsu's being were transformed into Kaguya herself. Shocked at this revelation, Kakashi asked the legendary princess about her motives, who stated that the world was her nursery and wanted no more fighting to damage it any further. She then transformed the ground into a river of lava, telling Team 7 that she will have them disappear.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Edit

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Kakashi saves Sakura from the fall.

As Sasuke and Naruto survived the deadly fall on Sasuke's summoned hawk, Kakashi responded quickly to the drop by nailing two kunai in the wall; one stabbing Obito's hand to keep him suspended and the other attached to an unraveled scroll. Kakashi used the scroll as a makeshift rope to save himself and Sakura. Soon after, the lava's intense heat burned through the scroll, resuming Kakashi and Sakura's plummet, but they were saved by Naruto's chakra arms and new-found ability to fly. To keep his full attention on Kaguya, Naruto then used a shadow clone to carry Kakashi and Sakura and retrieve Obito. After Sasuke is captured by Kaguya's dimensional portal, Naruto's clone succeeds in resuscitating Obito. After explaining the situation to Obito, the Uchiha states that using Kamui may be able to work in sync with Kaguya's portal and save Sasuke.

As Kaguya finally notices Kakashi and the others, Kakashi notes that she doesn't even care about them. Once the real Naruto finally forces Kaguya to open her portal, Obito teleports into it with Naruto's clone and Sakura, leaving Kakashi to watch. As Kakashi grows depress in his inability to actively help in the battle, Obito finally returns with Sakura and Sasuke. Kaguya, seeing that the two halves of her son's power have returned, realises she can't hold back anymore. She then enhances the gravity in the area, pinning everyone, including herself, to the ground. She then fires her bone blades at Naruto and Sasuke. Kakashi and Obito quickly rush to protect the younger ninja with their bodies. At the last second however, Obito intervenes. Unable to use more than one Kamui at the moment, Obito takes his hit from Kaguya's attack but protects Kakashi from his projectile, not wanting another friend to die in front of him. As Obito began to crumble, Naruto desperately tried to save Obito again with his Yang power but to no avail. Imparting his final words to Naruto, the Uchiha finally died as he turned into dust. Angered by this, Naruto attacked Kaguya and managed to sever her arm and Black Zetsu with it.

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Kakashi awakens the Mangekyō Sharingan in both of his eyes.

As Naruto bombarded Kaguya with multiple tailed beast chakra-infused attacks, the tailed beasts within Kaguya's body began to react to Naruto, causing the princess to bloat and morph into a massive amalgamation of the tailed beasts with the head of a demonic rabbit. It randomly began launching chakra arms that instantly assimilated whatever it touched. As this happened, the spirit of Obito manifested and entered Kakashi. Inside Kakashi's consciousness, Obito insisted to Kakashi to become the Sixth Hokage. As a parting gift, Obito passes on his chakra, Sharingan powers, and the portion of the Six Paths powers Obito stole from Madara to Kakashi. This allowed the jōnin to manifest both the Mangekyō Sharingan in each of his eyes. With his new power, Kakashi performs Susanoo to protect Sakura and rejoin the battle directly, shocking his former students with his new abilities. Asserting his presence on the battlefield, Kakashi proceeded to warp away several of Kaguya's chakra arms away. Regaining control of herself, Kaguya then shaped this mass into a giant Truth-Seeking Ball. Acknowledging that his Kamui couldn't stop that, 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. Quickly enacting this plan, Team 7 were able to coordinate their efforts and penetrate Kaguya's defences to land a decisive blow on her.

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Kakashi and Obito saying their final goodbyes to each other.

From this, Naruto and Sasuke were finally able to place Sage of Six Paths' seal on Kaguya. As the Chibaku Tensei was forming, Madara and the tailed beasts were extracted from Kaguya's form. Ultimately, a new moon was formed and sealed Kaguya and Black Zetsu within it. As Team 7 pondered how to return their own dimension, the spirit of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki summoned and worked alongside the spirits of all the past Kage to teleport Team 7, the tailed beasts, and Madara to the normal dimension. Kakashi was left shocked at meeting the legendary Sage of Six Paths, who openly commended Kakashi for his leadership of his team. Kakashi humble said the real work came from them. Kakashi then talked with Obito within his subconscious, forgiving his fallen friend for his mistakes and said his final goodbyes, letting Obito return to the afterlife. After the past Hokage also return to the afterlife, plans for the future are expressed. Much to Kakashi's horror, Sasuke expresses his desire to kill the current Kage and seize control of the tailed beasts, swiftly accomplishing the latter with his Rinnegan. When Kakashi asks Sasuke if he still simply wants revenge, Sasuke explains that what he wants is revolution; to reshape the world as he feels it should have been. As Sasuke turns his attention to his only threat left, Naruto, who firmly says he will finally end the sibling feud. Exhausted from his prolonged use of the Sharingan, Kakashi could only watch as Naruto and Sasuke prepare to do battle. After Sasuke silenced Sakura with genjutsu, he scolded Sasuke for his actions, but was unable to stop him from leaving. Tending to Sakura, he spoke with Hagoromo about Naruto and Sasuke's fate. When Hagoromo starts to disappear, he asks for advice, who tells the former just believe, as there is nothing more they can do.

As Naruto and Sasuke's battle from afar began to ravage the land around them, it began to even effect the area where Kakashi and Sakura waited. Kakashi shielded Sakura from the debris until she finally awoke, to which he explained the situation. Once the carnage final died down, Kakashi and Sakura went to their friends' battleground. There, they found Naruto and Sasuke battered and bleeding out from their missing right and left hand respectively. As Sakura began to heal them, Kakashi thought back again on how their lives became intertwined. Later, after Naruto and Sasuke dispelled Infinite Tsukuyomi, Tsunade resigned as Hokage and passed the title on to Kakashi. One of Kakashi's acts was to pardon Sasuke of his crimes for his services in ending the war.

Post-Part II Edit

The Last: Naruto the Movie Edit

Two years after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi continues serving as the Sixth Hokage.

Epilogue Edit

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Kakashi visiting Guy.

Years later, Kakashi passed on his title as Hokage to Naruto. Shortly afterwards, Kakashi became content with living a more carefree lifestyle, which included visiting his friend Guy and travelling.

Movies Edit

Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Edit

Team 7 was given orders for an A-rank mission to escort the famous actress, Yukie Fujikaze, to the Land of Snow. Upon arriving in the Land of Snow, they were attacked by three Yuki ninjas Kakashi had fought years ago when he was still in Anbu. It was then revealed that Yukie was actually Koyuki Kazahana, the true heir as daimyō to the Land of Snow, who Kakashi saved years ago from her treacherous uncle, Dotō. Kakashi used his Sharingan to copy some of their ice-based technique to escape.

Realising what Dotō was after, Kakashi switched Koyuki's crystal necklace with a fake one, in an attempt to stop him. When Koyuki was kidnapped along with Naruto, Kakashi and the rest of his team mounted a rescue attempt. Soon after Kakashi returned Koyuki's necklace to her, Dotō captured his niece, along with the necklace.

Kakashi was later intercepted by Nadare Rōga. Knowing his opponent had a high protection from ninjutsu and genjutsu, thanks to his armour, Kakashi relied on his taijutsu and defeated him with his Front Lotus. After Dotō was defeated by Naruto and Koyuki took up her role as daimyō, Kakashi learned to his joy that Koyuki would be playing a lead role in a new "Icha-Icha" movie.

Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Edit

Kakashi was sent on a mission of escorting Prince Michiru of the Land of the Moon, and his son, Hikaru Tsuki, back home. He was joined by his team (plus Rock Lee). Upon arriving, it was discovered that the Land of the Moon had been taken over by one of the king's advisers, Shabadaba, with the help of Three Wandering Ninja. After getting assistance from the royal guards, who were still loyal to the king, Kakashi aided their escape.

Later, Kakashi faced off against the leader of the rogue ninja, Ishidate, but failed to keep up with his opponent, thanks to being affected by a special gas, and ultimately having his left arm petrified to stone. This let the rogue ninja capture Michiru. After his arm was cured by Sakura, Kakashi joined a circus as a diversion, while having his team enter the castle to save Michiru. He then used his Sharingan and a water technique to keep the enemies occupied. In the end, Kakashi overused his Sharingan, and was forced to be hospitalised for several days, thus allowing his team to have a vacation in the Land of the Moon.

Naruto Shippūden the Movie Edit

Kakashi only had a few cameos. When word reached Konoha that the legendary demon, Mōryō, had been released, and had begun its quest to control the world, Kakashi was sent out as one of the lead ninja to mount a counter-attack on Mōryō's assault of stone warriors. This was merely to stall for time while Naruto, Sakura, Lee, and Neji Hyūga escorted Priestess Shion, who had the power to reseal Mōryō. Towards the end of the movie, Kakashi appeared with Shikamaru Nara, Might Guy, and Temari to support Naruto and Shion in stopping Mōryō. Here, Kakashi used his Lightning Cutter to destroy several stone warriors. At the end of the movie, Kakashi was shocked by Shion's proposal for Naruto to father her child, which Naruto unknowingly agreed to.

Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds Edit

When the infamous ninja of Land of the Sky attacked Konoha, Kakashi was one of the ninja who fought to protect the citizens, and fended off the attack. Later, Kakashi was put on a team with Shikamaru, Sai, and Shino Aburame to take down the enemy's ship fleet. After working out a plan with Shikamaru, the team was able to accomplish their mission. After Naruto was able to stop Shinnō and destroy his mothership, Kakashi witnessed it plummet, and merely commented that Naruto was as hyperactive as ever.

Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire Edit

When word that all the Great Ninja Nations but Konoha were having wielders of their kekkei genkai abducted, Kakashi and his team were sent to investigate, following the trail of the most recent abducted man to the mountain range of Shumisen. Upon arriving, they are attacked by strange animals that injure Naruto and Sai. After the trail goes cold, Kakashi's team is forced to return to the village. Later, rogue ninja of Konoha named Hiruko appeared and announces to the world via technique that he was responsible for taking the kekkei genkai wielders and assimilated their power with his Chimera Technique to begin the Fourth Great Ninja War. Kakashi, who met Hiruko ten years prior, after obtaining Obito's Sharingan and was branded with a mind-controlling technique in a desire to obtain the Sharingan, realises that Hiruko has not actually gained control of the kekkei genkai he stole and must require certain conditions to obtain them or he wouldn't have waited ten years to go after Kakashi. After theorising that a solar eclipse was one of the conditions, Kakashi decides to face Hiruko. He also asks Tsunade to perform a technique on him. Later, after visiting Obito's grave again, Hiruko's technique takes effect on Kakashi, making him leave the village.

It is later revealed that Kakashi intentionally let this happen, as he had Tsunade implant a seal on him that would activate his Mangekyō Sharingan once Hiruko assimilated Kakashi. Refusing to let Kakashi sacrifice himself, Naruto went after Kakashi and managed to save him. This unfortunately allowed Hiruko a second chance to assimilate Kakashi and his Sharingan before the eclipse ended. Together Kakashi and Naruto fought Hiruko and found an opening for Naruto to unleash his Wind Release: Rasenshuriken to defeat Hiruko. As Hiruko began to die from his injuries, Kakashi went to him. Hiruko asks how he could have failed. Kakashi says that it was because he chose solitude over comrades. Realising that Kakashi made the same mistake in trying to sacrifice himself, Kakashi remembers how Obito once showed him the way and was thankful for Naruto stopping him. The movie ends with Kakashi thinking back on his past when Obito spoke to him about refusing to abandon a comrade and he smiles at Naruto commenting on the similarities between the two. Naruto, however, gains the wrong impression, mistakenly believing that Kakashi was homosexual and making a pass at him, which is commented upon by the rest of the groups present. Kakashi hurriedly denies this and chases after the fleeing Naruto, trying to explain what he meant.

Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower Edit

Twenty years in the past, a young Kakashi is seen in the line of Ramen Ichiraku grand opening, along with Shizune, Asuma Sarutobi and Might Guy, who are impatiently waiting to eat ramen. However, Kakashi claims that they shouldn't be so excited for just ramen. As Shizune replies that he is in the waiting line too, Minato Namikaze appears and tells him to get ready for the mission. Guy asks Kakashi if he's not going to eat the ramen, to which he answers that he doesn't have as much free time as they do and leaves. Shizune calls him a jerk and Asuma agrees with her.

At Minato's request, Kakashi is allowed to tag along with him, Shibi Aburame and Chōza Akimichi in their effort to intervene in the conflicts occurring in a place known as Rōran.[155] Part of Kakashi's mission was to put explosive tags on the factory in Rōran under Minato's orders.

Later, Kakashi is saved by Yamato, though he claims that he saved him instead. As a result, Yamato hits him in the head claiming it's a payback for his future bullying, while Naruto looks in awe at his future sensei.

Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison Edit

When the Fourth Raikage was attacked by a lone ninja, Team Kakashi was called by Tsunade. She revealed that the attacker was identified to be Naruto. Naruto profusely denied doing so, but when asking for Kakashi to verify his claims, the sensei remained silent. To keep relations between Konoha and the other villages civil, Naruto was arrested and sent to the Hōzuki Castle, which Kakashi explained to be criminal containment facility located in Kusagakure used by all the ninja villages. Despite Naruto's refusal to cooperate, he was quickly restrained.

Later, it was discovered that Naruto was framed to get him sent to the Hōzuki Castle so the council members could use the Nine-Tails' chakra to access the power of Box of Ultimate Bliss. Their goals turned sour when it instead unleashed a horrible demonic creature called Satori. During Naruto's battle against it, Kakashi and Naruto's other allies arrived. Kakashi revealed that they never truly believed Naruto was guilty, but instead pretended so as part of a mission that was a unified effort with Kumogakure designed by Kakashi; they didn't tell Naruto only in fear he would blow his cover. Feeling sorry for hurting Naruto's trust, Kakashi decided he would treat Naruto to as much ramen as he could eat. Despite the Kumo and Konoha-nin's combined effort, Satori was easily able to dodge all of their attacks, as if he could read minds. After Naruto discovered the truth behind the creature's power, Naruto became able to launch an effective counterattack. This allowed Kakashi and the others to round up the escaped prisoners who took advantage of the prison being demolished and their seals removed.

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Edit

Kakashi first appeared with his friends battled several Zetsu clones disguised as deceased Akatsuki members. Later, in an alternate dimension, a different Kakashi appeared who is passionate, energetic, and a proponent of the "Power of Youth", causing his personality to be generally similar to the real world's Guy. He also has a bad habit of recklessly overusing his Sharingan.

This Kakashi was assigned to retrieve the Red Moon Scroll that was hidden and sealed away by Jiraiya who died protecting it from a masked man. He joined his sensei Minato and Kushina Uzumaki along with Guy and Naruto. Having overused his Sharingan again, he was unable to fight back the toads that were summoned to safeguard the scroll. After Minato retrieved the scroll, the toads dispersed. Later, the masked man appears in Konohagakure to take the scroll. Kakashi appeared with several Konoha-nin to defend Tsunade and the scroll, but was quickly defeated by the man's masked beasts.

Video Games Edit

Kakashi Hatake is a playable character in the following video games:

Game name Japanese release English release
Jump Ultimate Stars 23 November 2006
Naruto RPG 2: Chidori vs. Rasengan 14 July 2005
Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 17 November 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! EX 22 February 2007
Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! EX 2 29 November 2007
Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! EX 3 27 November 2008
Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special 2 December 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna Drive 15 July 2010 22 March 2011
Naruto Shippūden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising 6 October 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Naruto vs. Sasuke 4 July 2008 6 November 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ninja Council 4 19 July 2007 2 June 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ninja Destiny 2 24 April 2008 15 September 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ninja Destiny 3 28 April 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Shinobi Rumble 22 April 2010 8 February 2011
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4 5 April 2007 24 March 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5 20 December 2007 27 November 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 10 December 2009 11 May 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact 20 October 2011 18 October 2011
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 21 October 2010 19 October 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 18 April 2013 5 March 2013
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations 23 February 2012 13 March 2012
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 11 September 2014 16 September 2014
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 11 April 2003 7 March 2006
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 4 December 2003 26 September 2006
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 23 October 2007
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 21 October 2008
Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3 20 November 2004
Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4 21 November 2005
Naruto: Konoha Senki 12 September 2003
Naruto: Ninja Council 1 May 2003 22 March 2006
Naruto: Ninja Council 2 29 April 2004 10 October 2006
Naruto: Ninja Council 3 27 April 2006 22 May 2007
Naruto: Ninja Destiny 14 December 2006 20 March 2008
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 22 July 2004 23 October 2007
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 13 July 2006 14 October 2008
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja 30 October 2007
Naruto: Shinobi no Sato no Jintori Kassen 26 June 2003
Naruto: The Broken Bond 18 November 2008
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 23 October 2003 26 June 2006
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 30 September 2004 12 June 2007
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 22 December 2005 25 March 2008
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 28 August 2007
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress 30 March 2006 24 June 2008
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 15 January 2009 4 November 2008
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 18 September 2005 16 November 2006
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 16 November 2006 4 September 2007

A younger Kakashi that appears in Kakashi Gaiden and Anbu Kakashi are playable as separate characters from his adult self in some Naruto games. Kakashi, along with Sakura and Gaara, appears in the J-Stars Victory Vs. story mode.

Creation and Conception Edit

Masashi Kishimoto originally intended for Kakashi to début in the second chapter of the Naruto manga, appearing prior to the other members of Team 7. This Kakashi was designed as a laid back, affected, skilled ninja, that ended his sentences with the polite "de gozaru" in the Japanese versions of the series, similar to Kenshin Himura in the popular manga series Rurōni Kenshin and Lance Corporal Dororo in the manga and anime Keroro Gunsou. After speaking with his editor, Kishimoto pushed this début back, allowing him to better develop Kakashi and the rest of Team 7. Despite this, Kakashi retained many of his original personality traits, being easy-going, unfazed by the actions of others, and usually appearing to be half-asleep. Kishimoto felt that this made Kakashi a compelling leader, and helped to keep the diverse members of Team 7 unified. Because he acted as a link between the other main characters of the series, Kakashi was rarely featured prominently in promotional artwork, instead appearing in the background while his students were the focus of the scene.

When deciding upon Kakashi's name, Kishimoto considered a number of possibilities: Kuwa (クワ; Literally meaning "Hoe"), Kama (カマ; Literally meaning "Scythe"), Botan (ボタン; Literally meaning "Peony"), Enoki (エノキ; Literally meaning "Nettle tree"), and Kakashi (カカシ; Literally meaning "Scarecrow"). He eventually decided upon Kakashi, and remained glad that he did ever since. In keeping with the meaning of his name, scarecrows were occasionally used to represent Kakashi; Naruto, for example, used a scarecrow that was dressed like Kakashi to help him train for a combat test between the two. Likewise, scarecrows were sometimes added to sceneries in which Kakashi appeared, as was the case with the cover of the Naruto manga volume three.

Trivia Edit

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  • "Kakashi" is Japanese for "scarecrow" (案山子) and "Hatake" means "farmland/field" (畑), so his name means "scarecrow in the farmland" (畑・案山子). This is very fitting since many ninja in actual history (and ninja villages) posed as farmers. Also, in episode 101, he replaced himself with a scarecrow when Sakura was following him.
  • Kakashi always places in the top three of the Naruto character popularity polls. The third Naruto databook, after compiling the results of all six polls, places Kakashi as the most popular character in the series with 48,469 votes. In the seventh poll, he ranked second and in the seventh and the most recent poll, he got in third place.
  • According to Pakkun in an omake chapter published in the Third Databook, Kakashi greatly dislikes being photographed without his mask.
  • Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Kakashi show that he was 140 cm in Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower, 148 cm as a newly promoted jōnin at Kannabi Bridge and 168 cm when the Nine-Tails' attack occurred.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Kakashi's hobby is reading (Icha Icha series).
    • Kakashi wishes to fight Minato Namikaze.
    • Kakashi's favourite foods are salt-broiled saury and miso soup with eggplant, while his least favourites are anything fried or sweet.
    • Kakashi has completed 1,141 official missions in total: 197 D-rank, 190 C-rank, 414 B-rank, 298 A-rank, 42 S-rank.
    • Kakashi's favourite word is "Team-work" (チームワーク, Chīmuwāku).
  • During Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower, when Minato presented the Third Hokage with Kakashi's files, it showed his ninja stats. It revealed that as a chūnin at age 10, 20 years before Shippūden, Kakashi's total stats are 22.5: Ninjutsu 3, Taijutsu 3, Genjutsu 2, Intelligence 4, Strength 1.5, Speed 3.5, Stamina 2, and Hand Seals 3.5. It also showed that his total missions completed at age 10 were 140: 48 D-rank, 21 C-rank, 63 B-rank, 8 A-rank, and 0 S-rank.
  • When Naruto asked Kakashi for assistance in using Wind chakra nature, he referred him onto Asuma Sarutobi, suggesting he hadn't obtained Wind Release at that point of time.

Quotes Edit

  • (To his students) "I'm Kakashi Hatake. I have no desire to tell you my likes and dislikes… My dreams for the future… Hmm… As for my hobbies… I have lots of hobbies…"[156]
  • (To his students) "In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash."[157]
  • (To Sasuke) "I won't allow my comrades to die. I'll protect you with my life. Trust me."[158]
  • (To Naruto) "I can see where a thing like that would be hard to accept… but it's a fact you'll have to live with. This probably won't be the last time we run into a kid who's both younger than you… and stronger than me."[159]
  • (To his students) "Sorry I'm late, I'm afraid I got lost on the path of life."[160]
  • (To Orochimaru) "I don't care if you are one of the legendary Sannin, the great shinobi of legend, I swear take one more step towards Sasuke and one of us will die here!"[161]
  • (To Yūgao, about Obito's name engraved in the Memorial Stone) "This place makes me think about the mistakes I've made in the past… and I've made so many of them."[162]
  • (Looking at the statues of Madara and Hashirama in the Valley of the End) "Like the fate of the two who founded the village of Konoha… Naruto and Sasuke… your fates are like theirs."[163]
  • (To Kakuzu) "The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It's one of the never-ending cycles in life."[164]
  • (To Pain) "The people from this village are different from your average village. Even if it means dying, there's not a single one of us, who would sell out a comrade."[165]
  • (To Sakumo) "Regardless of what happened, you did the best you could. I understand that now… you broke the rules for all our sakes - I'm proud of you now…"[13]
  • (To Sasuke) "No matter how far Orochimaru fell, he still loved him… Now I know how the Third Hokage felt."[166]
  • (To the Third Division) "Look, it takes a lot to get me worked up, but this time my boiling point's as low as it's ever been. The "Copy Ninja" Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques is about to go on a rampage!"[53]
  • (To Obito) "I'm just a piece of trash… but there are things I learned. The hole in your heart is something other people can fill. If you reject your friends' feelings and this world… just because something didn't go as you wished, no one will ever come to you. And so that hole won't be filled either, if you just run away without doing anything people won't do anything for you either… As long as you don't give up, you can still be saved!"[167]
  • (To Obito) "In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash. However, those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash. And the ones who abandon their friends' feelings are even worse than that. I won't get rid of your past feelings, even if it's you who's refusing them."[168]

References Edit

  1. First Databook, pages 94-99
  2. Second Databook, pages 122-128
  3. 3.0 3.1 Third Databook, pages 132-135
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fourth Databook, pages 138-141
  5. Retsu no Sho, page 24
  6. Naruto chapter 12, page 6
  7. Naruto chapter 11, page 16
  8. Naruto chapter 597, page 9
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Naruto: Shippūden episode 350
  10. Naruto: Shippūden episode 355
  11. Naruto chapter 699, page 14
  12. Naruto chapter 240, page 17
  13. 13.0 13.1 Naruto chapter 449, page 7
  14. Naruto chapter 240, pages 18-19
  15. Naruto chapter 84, page 17
  16. Naruto: Shippūden episode 385
  17. 17.0 17.1 Naruto: Shipūden episode 360
  18. Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, OVA cutscene
  19. Naruto chapter 599, pages 11-12
  20. Naruto chapter 38, page 12
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Naruto: Shippūden episode 241
  22. Naruto chapters 239-241
  23. Naruto chapters 241-242
  24. Naruto chapters 242-244
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Naruto: Shippūden episode 288
  26. Naruto: Shippūden episode 199
  27. Naruto: Shippūden episode 371
  28. Naruto chapter 604, page 10
  29. Naruto chapter 629, pages 14-16
  30. Naruto chapter 604, page 19
  31. Naruto chapter 605
  32. Naruto chapter 606, page 9
  33. Naruto: Shippūden episode 349
  34. Naruto: Shippūden episode 355
  35. Naruto chapter 607, page 6
  36. Naruto chapter 503, page 7
  37. Naruto: Shippūden episode 351
  38. 38.0 38.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 352
  39. Naruto: Shippūden episode 353
  40. Naruto: Shippūden episode 354
  41. 41.0