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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Madara Uchiha'''|うちはマダラ|Uchiha Madara}} was a legendary shinobi who led the [[Uchiha clan]] prior to, and after the formation of [[Konohagakure]]. After allying with his rival, [[Hashirama Senju]] and the [[Senju clan]], he and his clan helped in the founding of Konoha.<ref name="Founder">''Naruto'' chapter 370, page 16</ref><section end=summary /> After being [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] by [[Kabuto Yakushi]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he becomes one of the major antagonists in the series.
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{{translation|'''Madara Uchiha'''|うちはマダラ|Uchiha Madara}} was a legendary leader of the [[Uchiha clan]]. He founded [[Konohagakure]] alongside his rival, [[Hashirama Senju]], with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village and Madara was thought to have died at what would become known as the [[Valley of the End]]. He [[Transcription Seal: Izanagi|rewrote]] his death and went into hiding to work on his [[Eye of the Moon Plan|plans to end world conflict]]. Unable to complete it in his natural life, he entrusted his knowledge and plans to [[Obito Uchiha]] shortly before his death.
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
[[File:Madara Uchiha1.png|thumb|left|Madara in his youth.]]
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[[File:madara and hasirama2.png|thumb|left|Madara meeting Hashirama.]]
Before the era of ninja villages, Madara and his younger brother, [[Izuna]], were considered the most gifted members of the Uchiha clan. Even by his clan's standards, Madara's chakra was especially strong.<ref name="chpt398">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 18</ref> He grew up constantly competing and training with Izuna and in their efforts to surpass each other, each awakened their [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. With the power of the Mangekyō, the two brothers took control of the clan, with Madara becoming its leader. Under his leadership, the clan conquered all they came across. Because of the never-ending series of battles at the time, Madara eventually began to suffer from overuse of the Mangekyō Sharingan, leaving him blind. In order to regain his sight he took Izuna's eyes for himself, granting him an "eternal" Mangekyō Sharingan with which he led the Uchiha clan to prosperity.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 386, pages 5-9</ref> While [[Itachi]] claimed that Madara took Izuna's eyes without his consent,<ref name="c386p8">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 8</ref> [[Tobi]], while retelling this event to Sasuke, stated that Izuna willingly gave up his eyes to Madara for the good of his brother and clan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 4</ref> It is unknown which is true.
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Madara was born during the [[Warring States Period]] as one of [[Tajima Uchiha]]'s five sons. Madara and his brothers grew up on the battlefield waging constant war with the Uchiha's rivals: the [[Senju]]. Three of his brothers died young, leaving Madara with only his younger brother, [[Izuna]]. Madara and Izuna became very close through their shared loss and constantly competed with each other to get stronger.<ref name="c386p5" /> This, combined with Madara's naturally strong chakra, enabled the young Madara to develop a defeat adult Senju in battle and develop a reputation as a genius.<ref name="C398P18">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 18</ref>
   
[[File:UchihaSenjuTruce.png|thumb|left|Konohagakure is formed.]]
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During his infrequent downtime, Madara met a boy his own age named [[Hashirama]]. The two quickly developed a friendly rivalry, be it skipping stones or urinating in rivers. Like Madara, Hashirama was also a shinobi who had lost brothers on the battlefield. Together they imagined a world where children like themselves wouldn't need to fight.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 8</ref> As a precaution, Madara and Hashirama did not divulge their family names, but nevertheless discovered each other's identities: Madara was an Uchiha, Hashirama was a Senju; it was their duty to kill each other, even if they were friends. Needing to choose between his family and his dreams of peace, Madara chose to end his friendship with Hashirama so he would have no reservations over killing him in the future, a resolve strong enough to awaken his [[Sharingan]].<ref name="c624p8">''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 8</ref>
Over the years, the Uchiha had constantly fought with the equally powerful [[Senju clan]] and as such, Madara had an undying rivalry with [[Hashirama Senju]], the leader of the Senju clan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 1-2</ref> To bring an end to the constant fighting, Hashirama approached the Uchiha with an offer of peace. Although Madara never wanted peace with the Senju, the rest of the Uchiha wished to end the fighting, and Madara had no choice but to accept.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 4-6</ref> The Senju, the Uchiha, and all the clans they had conquered came together to form the village of Konohagakure.<ref name="c386p10">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 10</ref> Some time later, the villagers of Konoha selected Hashirama as the village's first [[Hokage]], prompting Madara to contest him for the position.<ref name="c386p10" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 8</ref> During the time he was a shinobi of Konohagakure, Madara approached [[Mū]] and [[Ōnoki]] where he informed them that despite the alliance that [[Iwagakure]] had made with Konoha, his village was to remain the dominant power and that from that point on, they would obey Konoha.<ref name="chpt562">''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 2</ref> Afterwards, Madara fought and defeated them when they engaged him in battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 10-11</ref>
 
   
{{ImgRight|Hashirama Senju VS Madara Uchiha.png|Madara with the Nine-Tails confronting Hashirama.}}
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{{imgRight|Hashirama VS Madara.png|Madara and Hashirama clash on the battlefield.}}
After realising that he would not be able to replace Hashirama as Hokage, Madara began to fear that Hashirama would begin to oppress the Uchiha and tried to rally support for challenging his leadership. Rather than help him, however, the Uchiha turned their backs on Madara, believing he only desired to rekindle the flames of war.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 8-9</ref> Abandoned by his clan, Madara left the village, sought out [[Kurama]], and subdued it using his Sharingan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 9</ref><ref name="Naruto568"/> He later returned in order to challenge Hashirama in battle. They fought at the site that would someday be called the [[Valley of the End]], where Madara was beaten, despite [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan|controlling]] Kurama and having it at his side. Possession of Kurama was ultimately taken from him by Hashirama's wife, [[Mito]], and Madara was believed to have died.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 10-12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 5</ref>
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Over the following years Madara and Hashirama continued to meet in combat. Madara could never defeat Hashirama - even after acquiring a [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] - and Hashirama could never bring himself to kill someone he still considered a friend. In time, both Madara and Hashirama became leaders of their respective clans.<ref name="c386p6">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 6</ref> Around this time, the Senju clan began dominating the Uchiha clan. At some point when this was obvious, Tobirama was able to defeat and wound Izuna in combat. Madara then rushed to Izuna's side to attempt to save him but also leaving himself vulnerable in the process. Hashirama, having both brothers at his mercy, but unable to severe his childhood friendship nor memories with Madara offered a truce to join the two clans, believing if the two most powerful clans joined forces, no other shinobi clans would be able to stand up to them and would stop selling their services to nations because it would mean suicide. Madara proceeded to accept the truce after recalling his childhood memories spent with Hashirama, however Izuna, having fallen victim to the Curse of Hatred, told Madara not to accept the truce because it would mean the end of the Uchiha clan. Madara then retreated using a smoke bomb to cover his tracks and attempted to save Izuna's life. Unfortunately, the wound inflicted on Izuna was fatal and he succumbed to the injury and died but now before leaving Madara his eyes. Around this time Hashirama, who again tried to broker a truce, sent Madara a cease-fire request that included a meeting place. Although some Uchiha found the offer increasingly tempting, Madara refused due to Izuna's death at the hands of Hashirama's own brother, [[Tobirama]]. Madara used Izuna's eyes in order to gain "eternal" Mangekyō Sharingan and restore his deteriorating vision. With this new power he waged one final assault against the Senju and was summarily defeated. Rather than kill Madara to bring the era of war to an end, Hashirama offered to kill himself if it would stop the fighting. Madara was moved by Hashirama's gesture and finally assented to peace.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, pages 4-5</ref>
   
Madara survived the battle, and used Hashirama's DNA, which he had acquired on the battlefield, and transplanted it into his wounds.<ref name="chpt606p134">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 13-14</ref> Though he noted that nothing happened at first, when he was nearing the end of his natural lifespan, he awakened the [[Rinnegan]].<ref name="chpt606p134"/> He also acquired the [[Wood Release]] kekkei genkai,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 512, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 8</ref> and with both Senju and Uchiha DNA — the ability to summon the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref name="chpt606p134"/> He later transplanted his Rinnegan eyes into [[Nagato]] without the young man knowing,<ref name="chpt606p134"/> and replaced his left eye with a spare Sharingan.<ref name="c602p15">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 15</ref> When he met Obito years later, Madara had been reduced to using the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path as a life support system, constantly being supplied chakra by it or else he would die immediately.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 12</ref> Also from the stolen cells of Hashirama, Madara used the statue to cultivate a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|living clone]] of Hashirama.<ref name="ch602">''Naruto'' chapter 602</ref><ref name="chpt606p134"/>
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[[File:Senju & Uchiha truce.png|thumb|left|Konohagakure is formed.]]
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The Senju, the Uchiha, and all their affiliated clans came together to found a village of peace, where children would never need to die in battle. Madara and Hashirama, rekindling their childhood friendship, called that village [[Konohagakure]].<ref name="c386p10">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 10</ref> But Madara's idea of peace differed from Hashirama's: where Hashirama envisioned cooperation with the other newly-formed villages, Madara desired control so the peace could never be lost, evidenced by his attacking [[Iwagakure]]'s [[Mū]] and [[Ōnoki]] so that they would submit to Konoha's authority.<ref name="c575p8-11">''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 8-11</ref> When Hashirama was elected as [[Hokage]], Konoha's leader, Madara also became concerned for the Uchiha's future, believing this to be but the first step in the Senju's dominance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 19</ref>
   
[[File:Obito encounters Madara.png|thumb|left|An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.]]
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[[File:Hashirama vs Madara.png|thumb|Madara with the Nine-Tails battling Hashirama]]
During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], he saved [[Obito Uchiha]] after the battle of [[Kannabi Bridge]], using artificial mass to replace the destroyed half of Obito's body.<ref name="ch602"/> He told Obito that he would have to repay his debt to him slowly.<ref name="c602p15"/> Madara then left [[White Zetsu]] and a [[Spiral Zetsu|spiral-patterned clone]] with the task of guarding Obito and helping him with his rehabilitation, so he could be useful to him by the time he woke up.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 2</ref> After Obito returned to him as he had predicted, Madara, now certain that Obito was sincere, carried him into a genjutsu and told him about the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] and the [[Ten-Tails]]. He then explained how he had awakened the Rinnegan, gained access to the empty shell of the Ten-Tails, and cultivated Hashirama's cells. He would go on to teach him various Uchiha [[kinjutsu]], those of the Rinnegan and [[Yin-Yang Release]]. Before passing, Madara also created Black Zetsu by pouring his will into White Zetsu and also left part of his will in the chakra receiver which extends from the statue's navel. With that, Madara disconnected himself from the statue and, with his dying breath, told Obito to go and, until the time he was revived, he was to act under his name.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606</ref>
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The [[Naka Shrine]] had been in the Uchiha's possession for generations and was brought with them when they settled in Konoha. Through careful study, Madara was able decipher enough of it to learn of the history of shinobi: of the endless cycle of failed peace and the destiny of battle between Uchiha and Senju, but also a means of unity for the world.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, pages 7-9</ref> With this knowledge, Madara decided Konoha was a failed experiment. He tried to convince his own clan and even Hashirama of the same conclusion, but none would hear him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 2</ref> Madara chose to abandon the village, returning with the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] under his control to challenge Hashirama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 9</ref> They fought to exhaustion, and from the carnage of their battle the [[Valley of the End]] was formed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 11-13</ref> In the end, Madara, too tired to even keep his Sharingan activated, was killed by Hashirama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 14-16</ref>
   
Fulfilling the legendary Uchiha's request, Obito, later known as "Tobi", began operating under his name while concealing his face. Due to his first-hand knowledge of Madara's actions and deeds, other shinobi were led to believe he was in fact the legendary ninja himself. However, thanks to researching the matter with [[Orochimaru]], [[Kabuto Yakushi]] learned the truth behind Madara's time after the [[Valley of the End]] and actual death, [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnating]] the ninja to blackmail Tobi into letting him aid him during the [[Fourth Great Shinobi World War]] where Kabuto partly exposed Tobi's deception.
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News of Madara's death spread fast and his corpse was secretly hidden to keep anyone from finding it and profiting from it. But Madara had planned ahead: he had scheduled an [[Transcription Seal: Izanagi|Izanagi]] to activate sometime after his death, changing reality to bring him back to life in exchange for his right eye's vision. He left a [[Shadow Clone Technique|copy]] in place of his real body and went into hiding with a special trophy from his fight with Hashirama: a mouthful of Hashirama's flesh that he transplanted into his wounds. It was not until decades later, towards the end of Madara's natural life, that the cells had any effect, awakening the [[Rinnegan]] (in the process restoring his right eye). With the Rinnegan he was able to summon the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], which he used to cultivate a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|mindless living clone of Hashirama]] from which he believed he had produced a [[White Zetsu Army]].<ref name="C606P13">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 13-14</ref>
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Over the years, Madara had perfected his plans for peace in what he called the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]]. But as his years waned, Madara knew he couldn't complete his plans in the time he had left. So he transplanted his Rinnegan into a young [[Nagato]] without the boy's knowing,<ref name="C606P13" /> intending Nagato to someday use the eyes to [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|restore Madara to life]]. If Nagato was to do this, however, Madara would need an agent to act on his behalf and guide Nagato towards this ultimate goal. Madara waited, connecting himself to Demonic Statue to keep him alive until someone could be found.<ref name="C602P12">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 12</ref>
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[[File:Madara saves Obito.png|thumb|left|An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.]]
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During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Madara found a badly injured [[Obito Uchiha]]. Madara used Hashirama's cells to replace Obito's damaged extremities and placed a [[Puppet-Master Seal]] in Obito's heart as a fail-safe in case Obito ever turned against him. Until then, Madara began working towards corrupting Obito. He had [[Kirigakure]] kidnap the girl Obito loved, [[Rin Nohara]], and seal the [[Three-Tails]] into her. He then manipulated events so that Rin would die at the hand of Obito's friend, [[Kakashi Hatake]], while Obito watched.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 7-10</ref> Driven to despair, Obito offered his services to Madara. Madara divulged to Obito the history of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] and the [[Ten-Tails]], the details of his Eye of the Moon Plan, and various techniques that Obito would need moving forward. As a final act, he left behind [[Black Zetsu]] - an infusion of he believed his will - to provide additional guidance to Obito if he ever needed it. With that, Madara disconnected from the Demonic Statue and, with his dying breath, entrusted Obito with his name: Madara Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606</ref>
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Madara was a very confident and prideful man, witnessed in his belittlement of Ōnoki both after his reincarnation and in the past,<ref name="chpt562"/> in his berating of [[Mei Terumī]]'s [[Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique|technique]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 2</ref> in the fact he uses relatively weaker attacks in his arsenal initially and works his way up to his more powerful techniques when the situation requires it<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 10</ref> and the fact he believes that using more powerful techniques more than once in a battle would be disgraceful.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 4</ref> Conversely, he isn't above praising the abilities of others as he openly called both Mei and [[A]]'s abilities an impressive offence, and [[Gaara]] and Ōnoki's manoeuvre an impressive defence,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, pages 8-10</ref> also commending the two being able to stop his first meteorite, as well as commending Naruto for [[Big Ball Spiralling Serial Zone Spheres|countering]] his Wood Release attack. Having respect for Naruto, Madara tried to reason with him that the Eye of the Moon Plan was for the good of mankind.<ref name="c607">''Naruto'' chapter 607, page 14</ref> However he has also been shown to be spiteful, degrading [[Tsunade]] while comparing her to her grandfather, after saying he would kill her first out of the five Kage because she was a Senju. Madara is, however, an honest individual and is willing to admit when he is wrong as after Tsunade tag-teamed him with A, he admitted she was not weak at all. Madara is also willing to admit when someone is stronger than he is as he openly admitted that Hashirama could stop him during his battle with the five Kage. Madara, however, isn't above reprimanding others for recklessness or stupidity as he criticised Tsunade for attacking him without thinking of what the other Kage would do for treatment if she was killed and criticised the five Kage as a group for worrying too much about the flowers in his [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|technique]] and not watching their backs. He also has a habit of referring to fighting as 'dancing'.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 11</ref>
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[[File:Madara's rage.png|thumb|The childhood dynamics between Madara and Hashirama.]]
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Madara's childhood was a product of the times he lived in: the constant fighting made him a perfectionist that would keep at something until he mastered it, and his triumphs on the battlefield made him self-assured, confident and proud in his abilities and talent.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 18</ref> Whenever one of these personality traits was challenged, as they tended to be by Hashirama, Madara's competitive streak would emerge. Madara did not mind Hashirama's influence in this regard; he believed that the only way to survive in the shinobi world was to make allies with one's enemies.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, page 15</ref> His actions and beliefs were singularly focused on protecting Izuna, his younger and only surviving brother.<ref name="C623P11">''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 11</ref> So long as he had Izuna, Madara was reasonable and kind, willing to make concessions for a perceived greater good.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, pages 15-16</ref> Due to having spent much time in his childhood interacting with an outsider, Madara had not fallen victim to the [[Curse of Hatred]] as much as Izuna did and even considered accepting Hashirama's truce, only to be talked out of it by Izuna.
   
Madara has a dark sense of humour, as shown when he created [[Multiple Wood Release Clones Technique|multiple wood clones]] and surrounded each of the five Kage with five clones — thereby reversing the original five vs. one situation — and asked if they preferred the clones to use Susanoo or not,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 578, pages 10-12</ref> referred to incinerating the forest as "''creating coal''" after knocking the five Kage into it,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 7</ref> and when asked by Naruto what had happened to the Kage, he stated that they were "''not okay''".<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 6</ref> Madara also believes power is something tangible that can be passed down through generations and that the [[Will of Fire|will]] of a dead person cannot be inherited, as it is not tangible.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, pages 6-8</ref> While contesting Hashirama for the title of Hokage, Madara in his own way, was very loyal to [[Konohagakure]], as he tried to force Iwagakure into serving Konoha, even after an alliance had been formed between the two villages.<ref name="chpt562"/> Despite his pride and confidence in his immense power, Madara is shown to be very cautious as he created a wood clone of himself at some point when the five Kage lost sight of him, in order to lessen the chances that they would catch him off guard.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 4-5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 10</ref>
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[[File:Hontō no Yume.png|thumb|left|Madara's descent into darkness.]]
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Madara changed after Izuna's death. He became bitter towards the Senju, particularly Hashirama since he still had a brother. He embraced his clan's [[Curse of Hatred]], opting to die for revenge rather than compromise or forgive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 21</ref> Although he was briefly convinced to set aside his grief and try to replace Izuna with the collective family of Konoha, he could never shake the feeling that he was betraying Izuna's memory. The increasing isolation of himself and other Uchiha from village politics ultimately convinces him of this, causing him to fully break with any other attachments.
   
As an Uchiha, Madara possesses an innate hatred for the Senju clan,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 576, pages 15-16</ref> as what is known as the [[Curse of Hatred]], which dates back to the early days of the ninja world. This curse led him to oppose the truce fearing that his clan would be oppressed by them, and when Hashirama was selected to be Hokage instead of Madara, he defected from Konoha and attempted to attack the village after failing to replace him. His animosity towards Hashirama was particularly strong, going as far as to forbid Ōnoki from mentioning that name in front of him ever again. Nevertheless, Madara possesses a high level of respect and admiration for Hashirama as well as the Senju name as seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] where he would praise and curse Hashirama or other members of the clan in the same breath.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 576, pages 13-16</ref> Conversely, he also lamented that he would have taught Hashirama how to resurrect himself if he had known how much weaker the modern day shinobi would be compared to them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, pages 6-7</ref> Madara was very competitive with his younger brother, Izuna, but Tobi also implies that Madara and Izuna were close as brothers.
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During his time as a Konoha shinobi, Madara did what he thought was in the best interest of the village. Unlike Hashirama's more compassionate influence, Madara took a more merciless and ruthless apporach, much like [[Sasuke Uchiha]] did after learning the truth about [[Itachi]]. This was shown when the the shinobi of Iwagakure only had purpose so long as they swore unwavering allegiance to Konoha and even though they were in a treaty, Madara demanded that they were to obey the village of Konoha first and foremost.<ref name="C562P2" /> Despite having reformed his friendship with Hashirama, Madara apparently didn't like Hashirama's approach for peace and forbade anyone to mention Hashirama's name around him when negotiating peace. After he defects from Konoha, his priorities become centered around himself, manipulating countless others in order to satisfy his own goals and putting in place multiple layers of contingencies so that nobody could ever diverge from his own intentions. As he values only power and possesses so much of his own, Madara therefore does not like to waste it on unworthy causes or unchallenging opponents, claiming disgust when he is forced to.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, pages 5-6</ref>
   
Madara is seemingly treacherous by nature as, after the alliance with Iwagakure was made, he immediately betrayed [[Mū]] and Ōnoki, expecting them to follow Konohagakure's lead from then on. The Uchiha also believed Madara stole Izuna's eyes by force in order to escape blindness. He is also a battle-loving individual, commenting that he had not enjoyed this view in a long time while surveying the battlefield during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Relating to this, Madara enjoys a challenging fight and said that anything less than the five Kage against him would be inadequate. Madara is also very bold when it comes to battle, shown in his ready assault of an entire platoon of shinobi upon being attacked, despite being severely outnumbered.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 3-4</ref> Despite his love of battle, Madara never loses his composure to excitement or fear in any of his battle situations. Also despite his love of battle, if Madara becomes bored with a fight, he will express disgust if his opponents try to force him to keep fighting.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, pages 5-6</ref> Madara is also something of a show off, as shown in his use of extremely powerful techniques in rapid succession, all the while, expressing satisfaction to having done it. He also purposely let himself get hit by Ōnoki's attack in order to show Hashirama's face on his chest to lower the morale of the Kage. Madara also showed the five Kage the true power of his perfect Susanoo by destroying an entire mountain range before administering the finishing blow. Due to the times he lived in, Madara believes it is natural for shinobi to spend their entire lives in battle. He also thinks that the world can't change from what it was in the past and believes that as such, mankind would be better served sleeping peacefully in an Infinite Tsukuyomi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 4</ref>
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Madara loves fighting above all else: the sights, the sounds, even the taste of his own blood.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 1-5</ref> Yet he is very disciplined, calm and focused in a fight, never allowing his failed plans or attacks to upset him, never letting superior numbers or power intimidate him, and always willing to do whatever must be done to gain victory, even if he must "lower" himself with unbecoming tactics or excess displays. This makes him versatile in combat, ever willing and able to change tactics and exploit advantages. He is perfectly aware of his talents and does not feign modesty, bluntly stating when he is stronger than his opponents and belittling them when they continue to defy him. Conversely, if he is proven wrong or somebody poses a legitimate challenge to him, he will admit it, apologise for previous remarks if necessary, and if and when he gains the upper hand, he will not drag out his opponent's suffering.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 672, pages 16-17</ref>
   
Madara has been described as being hostile and aggressive by nature as well as being very ambitious, the latter of which was seen during his rise to the position of clan leader as well as his desire to make his clan superior out of what [[Tobi]] claimed was Madara's great love for them. Madara had a sense of honour as, prior to their betrayal of him, he wanted to protect the Uchiha clan from the possibility of oppression by the [[Senju]] after failing to replace Hashirama as Hokage. Madara also views the [[tailed beasts]] as nothing more than masses of energy and tools too lacking in intelligence and sapience to think for themselves and as such, need to be "guided" by the Uchiha to learn their purpose and believes that they are but slaves to those with blessed eyes.<ref name="Naruto568">''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 7</ref> Despite his aggressiveness, Madara has displayed restraint, withholding his full power when he doesn't need it, as he stated to the [[Third Tsuchikage]] that the reason that he went so easy on him when they fought in the past was because he didn't think an adult should fight seriously against a child, as well as expressing his wish to further explore the powers of his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|enhanced]] body but refusing to do so against a seriously injured Ōnoki. He is also somewhat of a perfectionist, as though Tobi claimed that the [[Ten-Tails]]' revival does not have to be perfect to advance the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 594, page 11</ref> Madara noted this, along with his revival being different from the original plan, as acts of impatience and proceeded to correct the mistake.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 10-12</ref>
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[[File:Madara senses Hashirama.png|thumb|Madara's reaction after sensing Hashirama's chakra.]]
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The one exception Madara makes is Hashirama. Their years of rivalry left Madara with competing feelings of respect and resentment for Hashirama. He hates to hear Hashirama's name and at the same time grows excited at the prospect of fighting him.<ref name="C562P2">''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 2</ref><ref name="c628p12" /> Madara considers Hashirama the only opponent worthy of his time and will gladly postpone his own plans if it means prolonging his time to fight with Hashirama.<ref name="c589p2">''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 2</ref>
   
As an old man, Madara seemed to be very bitter and disillusioned about reality, noticing that in this world someone always must be the "loser" so someone other can be the "winner", likely referring to his constant streak of failures against [[Hashirama Senju]]. This is what motivated him to wish to change the world via the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], and he would pass on this mindset to Obito.
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In his later years, after he develops his [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], Madara becomes pessimistic about human nature, believing the cycle of battle to be inescapable.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 11</ref> He also came to believe that humanity and the world are incapable of changing from what they were in the past.<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 4</ref> The current, "worthless" reality, he believes, is built too much on the idea of winning and losing. For this reason he is deeply committed to his plan, so much that he will prematurely end a fight he is enjoying or kill any threat, even his [[Obito Uchiha|own]] [[Sasuke|clansmen]], for the sake of its success.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
[[File:Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|right|Madara as he appeared during Konoha's founding.]]
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[[File:Madara apperance.PNG|thumb|left|Madara as a child.]]
Madara was a tall, fair-skinned man with spiky, black hair that had a slight, blue tint to it. In his younger days, his hair was shoulder-length and he wore the standard Uchiha clan outfit: a high collared black shirt with the clan's crest on its back, which Madara tended to leave slightly open, and blue pants with bandages around his shins. Around his waist, he had a sash that held a sack, presumably containing his ninja tools.<ref name="c386p5">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 5</ref> During later years, his hair grew out more and his sash was replaced by a belt, adorned with pouches and various weapons. He also wore another sash strapped across his shoulders which he used to hold his numerous [[swords]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 18</ref>
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Madara was a light-skinned man with spiky, black hair that had a slight blue tint to it. In his childhood, his hair was chin-length that parted to frame the sides of his face. His casual attire consisted of a blue long sleeve shirt and white pants. While on the battlefield he wore the standard Uchiha outfit: a black shirt with a high-collar left slightly open and the clan's crest on its back, with blue pants and bandages around his shins. Around his waist he had a white sash that held a sack, presumably containing his ninja tools.<ref name="c386p5">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 5</ref> Later, his sash was replaced by a belt, adorned with pouches and various weapons. He also wore another sash strapped across his shoulders which he used to hold his swords.<ref name="C398P17">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 17</ref>
   
By adulthood, his hair had grown to waist-length with shoulder-length bangs framing the sides of his face, covering his right eye entirely. Although still relatively young, more prominent creases had developed under each of his eyes. In most cases, his attire took the form of the standard shinobi dress of his era, consisting of bright red traditional armour — similar to that of [[samurai]] — worn over a simple black suit. This [[Wikipedia:Japanese armour#Individual armour parts|armour]] was constructed from numerous metal plates, formed into multiple protective guards along his body, in particular: chest, waist, shoulders and thighs. Unusually, his chest plate left his back entirely exposed, presumably so as to better display his clan's crest. This clothing was accompanied by boots and gloves, as well as his village's [[forehead protector]] after the truce with the Senju and founding of Konohagakure, but this was discarded upon his defection. During battle, he often carried an orange-coloured [[Gunbai|war fan]] on his back that had a [[mitsudomoe]] pattern, coloured bright red, in both of the top corners. In his old age, Madara appeared extremely worn, with his black hair from his youth turned thin and white. He wore a simple black outfit, and had three thick chords running from his spine, to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to sustain his life. He was also missing a right eye, and used his [[kama]] as a makeshift cane.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 16-17</ref><ref name="ch602" />
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[[File:Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara as he appeared during Konoha's founding.]]
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When he reaches adulthood, Madara let his hair grow to waist-length with shoulder-length bangs framing the sides of his face, covering most of his right eye. Although still relatively young, more prominent creases had developed under each of his eyes. At times, he wore maroon armour with numerous metal plates, forming protective guards along his chest, waist, shoulders and thighs. Most of the time, however, he continued wearing the same basic Uchiha outfit: a black high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and a simple, light-brown obi and a belt.<ref name="C399P10">''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 10-11</ref> During battle, he often carried an orange-brown [[gunbai]] which had a long black chain running up it. The anime also shows him wearing a metal belt, as well as a brown leather sash to hold some of his other weapons, and a pair of belt sashes to hold two of his swords.
   
Following his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnation]] by Kabuto Yakushi, Madara's youth was restored. Having Hashirama's DNA implanted in him caused a replica of Hashirama's face to appear on the left side of Madara's chest.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref>
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[[File:Old Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara in his old age.]]
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In his old age, Madara became extremely worn and emaciated, with his hair turned thin and white. He wore a simple black outfit and used his [[kama]] as a makeshift cane.<ref name="C601P16">''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 16-17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 9</ref> When Madara was [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] his body's youth was restored, albeit with the generic effect of gaining grey sclerae and minor cracks all over his body. These disappear once he is properly [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]].
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[[File:Rikudo Madara close.png|thumb|Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.]]
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After becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], Madara had dark red hair and grey-coloured skin, and he became enveloped by a cloak of chakra that stabilised into physical clothing: a full-bodied black garment with black pants, gloves, and boots, over which he wore a flowing white robe with six black magatama markings across his chest and the familiar pattern of a black [[Rinnegan]] and nine black magatama markings in rows of three on his back. A grey horn-like protrusions grew out of his left temple and overlapped his forehead akin to a [[Forehead Protector|protector]] with an upward-curve on the right temple, giving him an overall appearance very similar to that of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]. After absorbing the Shinju produced by Obito, Madara obtained additional black magatama markings around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe. After regaining both of his true eyes and flying close to the moon, he developed a third eye on his forehead, snapping off his horn to reveal it. Like Kaguya's, its eyelids part vertically.
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Madara's chakra and gunbai.jpg|thumb|left|Madara wielding his gunbai.]]
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[[File:Hashirama and Madara clash.png|thumb|left|Madara clashing with Hashirama.]]
Madara is considered by many notable individuals to be one of the most gifted shinobi in history and the most powerful shinobi that the Uchiha clan has ever produced. The fact that he fought and survived every battle he ever fought with [[Hashirama Senju]], who was recognised as the strongest ninja in the world in his time, also indicates that Madara was also one of the strongest ninja of his time. Madara is able to [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] using his dōjutsu. However, its sealing inside various jinchūriki, presently [[Naruto Uzumaki]], has rendered him unable to summon the beast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 10-11</ref> Madara was also noted to have been born with an extremely powerful chakra, even by the Uchiha standards,<ref name="chpt398">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 18</ref> which [[Kurama]] claimed to be far more sinister than that of its own.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 309, page 3</ref>
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Madara was recognised as the most powerful member of the [[Uchiha Clan]] and one of the most gifted shinobi in history.<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 385, page 16</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 386, pages 5-6</ref> Even as a child he was regarded as a prodigy, as he was able to kill several adult [[Senju]] before he awakened his [[Sharingan]].<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 13</ref> History remembers him best for being able to compete with [[Hashirama Senju]], a "[[God of Shinobi]]".<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 398</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 399</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 576, page 15</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 13</ref> For this reason, when [[Obito]] began operating under Madara's name, the mere threat of Madara's power had caused the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], including the normally neutral [[Land of Iron]], to band together and trigger the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 467</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 489</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 515</ref> After being brought back from death, he at different times proved himself more than a match for the five [[Kage]] and all nine [[tailed beasts]], defeating all of them with ease and without need of his full power.
   
Overall, Madara's fame and status was so great that his name alone was enough to strike fear, and Tobi was able to use that to his advantage to instigate a world war.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 5</ref> Madara's very presence in the battlefield during the Fourth Shinobi World War was menacing enough to compel the five Kage to confront him together, feeling any less than their combined efforts would not be enough to stop Madara. He, in fact, proved to be so overwhelmingly powerful that he was able to overpower the five Kage multiple times by himself without even using the full extent of his powers and leave them in a state of awe and fear when he manifested his final Susanoo. Tsunade was so baffled by Madara's extraordinary prowess as a ninja that she questioned how it was possible that her grandfather had really defeated such an opponent in the past when they, the five Kage, couldn't do so in the present.<ref name="chpt589p2-3">''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 2-3</ref> This testament to Madara's incredible power was later shown further when he managed to defeat all five of the current Kage at once by himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 6</ref>
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=== Chakra ===
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Madara was noted to have been born with extremely powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.<ref name="C398P17" /> This is partly because he is an inheritor of the chakra of [[Indra]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 6</ref> His reserves are so large that he could fight nonstop for twenty-four hours.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, pages 13-14</ref> Even in his old age he had enough chakra to summon the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] from its cage in the [[moon]].<ref name="C603P1">''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 1-4</ref> His skilled chakra control allows him to perform complicated jutsu with only a single [[hand seal]], as well as quickly [[Chakra Absorption Techniques|absorb]] and synchronise [[senjutsu]] chakra with his own without adverse effects.<ref name="c657">''Naruto'' chapter 657</ref>
   
Due to the manner of his revival and the experiments done by Kabuto, Madara retained access to abilities he obtained late in life (like his Wood Release and Rinnegan), while at the same time retaining the youthful body of his prime.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 3, 15</ref> After activating the Rinnegan and using it in conjunction with his Susanoo, Madara's abilities led Gaara to wonder if he had the power of a god as he sent a [[Meteorite Technique|meteorite]] hurtling towards the [[Fourth Division]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 16-17</ref>
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=== Sensory Perception ===
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Madara was an adept [[sensor type]], and could [[Sensing|detect and recognise chakra]] signatures from great distances.<ref name="c628p12">''Naruto'' chapter 628, page 12</ref> His sensory skills were refined enough to determine a person's [[clan]] and the nature of their [[kekkei genkai]], and even differentiate species.<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 20</ref> When amplified with [[senjutsu]] chakra, his sensory abilities were enough that he could fight without eyes, locating targets and dodging attacks through sense alone.<ref name="c657p7-9">''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 7-9</ref>
   
 
=== Taijutsu ===
 
=== Taijutsu ===
[[File:Madara kicks Kumo-nin.png|thumb|Madara repels an Allied Shinobi.]]
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[[File:Madara kicks Iwa-nin.png|thumb|An unarmed Madara overwhelms the Allied Shinobi.]]
Madara is a very adept taijutsu fighter, possessing notable physical strength, great speed, and remarkable reflexes. He was capable of easily disarming a sword-wielding shinobi, before the latter could react.<ref name="chpt560p56">''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref> With a single [[Wikipedia:Roundhouse kick|roundhouse kick]], he was able to repel a shinobi twice his size into an oncoming group of shinobi, knocking them all off their feet.<ref name="chpt560p7">''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 7</ref> Madara was also able to easily dodge Gaara's high-speed sand attacks, Mei's close range [[Lava Release]] attack, and even guard himself against [[A]]'s punch while the latter was clad in his [[Lightning Release Armour]] without being protected by Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 3</ref>
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Although he relies primarily on his ninjutsu, Madara is skilled with [[taijutsu]] as well. During his confrontation with the [[Fourth Division]], he easily tears through hundreds of opposing soldiers, disarming many and dodging attacks from multiple directions. Offensively he can strike with precision before his opponent has a chance to react and overpower individuals twice his size.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref> His pain tolerance is unusually high, as he did not flinch after having his arm stabbed all the way through or subsequently amputated.<ref name="c657"/>
 
=== Kenjutsu ===
 
[[File:Madara's Taijutsu.JPG|thumb|left|Madara tearing through the Fourth Division.]]
 
Additionally, Madara is highly proficient in kenjutsu, aptly demonstrated when he effortlessly disarmed a shinobi of his sword and, after grabbing it, cut down several members of the [[Fourth Division]], while wielding the blade in a reverse grip. He has displayed great manoeuvrability and dexterity while using kenjutsu. The speed of his attacks were so great that none of the shinobi he killed using this combat tactic had any time to react.<ref name="chpt560p56"/>
 
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=== Ninjutsu ===
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
==== Nature Transformation ====
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Madara was well-versed in a variety of [[ninjutsu]] styles: he could place a [[juinjutsu]] on a target powerful enough to [[Puppet-Master Seal|restrict their actions]];<ref name="c675p67">''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 6-7</ref> he could perform [[fūinjutsu]] strong enough to [[Ten-Tails Sealing Technique|seal]] the [[Ten-Tails]];<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 663, pages 13-15</ref> he could produce a [[Gunbai Barrier Technique|barrier using his gunbai]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 12-13</ref> Through an unorthodox use of the [[Shadow Clone Technique]], Madara was able to fake his death, having a clone take the place of his corpse.<ref name="c681p1314">''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 13-14</ref>
[[File:Great Fireball of Destruction.png|thumb|Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.]]
 
Madara is a master of [[Fire Release]] [[nature transformation]], displayed in his use of devastating fire techniques such as the [[Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation]] technique which required the combination of numerous [[Water Release: Water Encampment Wall]]s to extinguish,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 5</ref> and the [[Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction]] technique which he used to incinerate a large portion of the forest he had created. He can also create [[Fire Release: Dragon Flame Release Song Technique|dragon-shaped fireballs]] for a wide barrage at an enemy.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 591, page 8</ref> The flames were enough to burn even [[Tsunade]] while she had the [[Strength of a Hundred Technique]] still active.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 591, page 9</ref> In the anime, Madara could also use [[Wind Release]] through his trademark [[gunbai]] to create powerful gusts of wind.<ref name="ulnsg">''Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref>
 
   
[[File:Wood dragon.png|thumb|left|Madara using the Wood Dragon.]]
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==== Bukijutsu ====
After his confrontation with [[Hashirama Senju]] at the [[Valley of the End]], Madara acquired a portion of his DNA, which after a long period of adaptation, granted him the [[Wood Release]] nature transformation. With this Madara has demonstrated the ability to instantly create [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees|numerous massive trees]] with which to attack his opponents directly,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 12-13</ref> and a [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|dense forest of flowering trees]], whose pollen can render a foe unconscious. He is able to merge with and hide within trees.<ref name="c577p13">''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 13</ref> He is also capable of creating [[Wood Clone Technique|single]] or [[Multiple Wood Release Clones Technique|multiple wood clones]] using the pre-existing vegetation and wood in the immediate vicinity as a medium.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 578, pages 8-9</ref> Madara can even use Hashirama's [[Wood Dragon]], which according to him was capable of binding Kurama during his final battle against the Senju leader.<ref name="c607"/> This was shown in battle against Naruto, where the dragon managed to completely bind Naruto, Killer B and Guy and [[Chakra Absorption Technique|completely absorb]] the full-Kurama cloak from Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode while growing trees across its length.
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[[File:MadaraChakra.PNG|thumb|left|Madara wielding his gunbai.]]
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Madara has practiced with a variety of different weapons. In his personal collection are seen [[giant shuriken]], a [[kama]], [[Wikipedia:Kusari-fundo|chains with weights]], a [[kusarigama]],<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 8</ref> [[spear]],<ref> ''Naruto Shippuden'' episode 322</ref> [[tantō]],<ref> ''Naruto Shippuden'' episode 368</ref> [[smoke bomb]]<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 14</ref> and hand-held [[shuriken]].<ref> ''Naruto Shippuden'' episode 140</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 8</ref> He has carried [[sword]]s at different times in his life and has demonstrated proficiency with a blade on the few occasions he's actually been seen using one. His trademark weapon is his [[gunbai]], with which he can shield himself and [[Uchiha Return|redirect attacks]], or utilise it as an ordinary weapon, wielding it as a mace or flail.<ref name="NS140">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 140</ref> With his gunbai he can slice through the giant roots of the Shinju.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 9</ref>
   
Madara's prowess with Wood Release is noteworthy, his skill was noted by both Kabuto and Gyūki to be on par with that of the First Hokage. As a user, Madara can use its component natures: [[earth]] and [[water]].
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==== Nature Transformation ====
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[[File:Katon Gōka Mekkyaku.png|thumb|Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.]]
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As an Uchiha, Madara has a natural affinity for [[Fire Release]], whether to [[Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction|incinerate forests]], [[Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation|produce a wall of flames]] - which required the combined efforts of several [[Water Release]] users to repel - or [[Fire Release: Hiding in Ash and Dust Technique|cover an area with ash]] to act as a smokescreen.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 19-20</ref> In the anime, Madara could create [[Gunbai Fanned Wind|powerful gusts]] with his gunbai to repel an entire platoon.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref> Later in his life, he demonstrates uses of [[Yin-Yang Release]], such as amplifying the [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu]] or [[Will Materialisation|pouring his will]] into [[chakra receiver]]s to restrict and control those he has embedded with them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 5</ref>
   
[[File:Black Zetsu creation.png|thumb|Madara using Yin–Yang Release to create Black Zetsu.]]
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Over time, Madara gained access to other nature types. After acquiring some of Hashirama's DNA, he is able to perform [[Wood Release]], a simultaneous mixture of [[Earth]] and Water Release.<ref name="c512p9">''Naruto'' chapter 512, page 9</ref><ref name="c561p8">''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 8</ref> His skill with it is comparable to Hashirama himself,<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 17-19</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 609, page 6</ref> and Madara can create [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|gigantic flowering trees]], whose pollen can render a foe unconscious.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 3-6</ref> [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees|massive forests]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 12-13</ref> Even a complete [[Susanoo]] could be overwhelmed by the sheer force of the wooden roots and branches Madara could create with either technique.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 368</ref> [[wood clone]]s, and even a large [[Wood Release: Wood Dragon|wooden dragons]] to bind large targets like the [[tailed beasts]] and drain their chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607</ref> In addition, it can also drain chakra at a fast enough rate to prevent them from using [[Chakra Absorption Techniques]], as well as [[ninjutsu]] and [[genjutsu]].<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 656, page 6</ref> By using Hashirama's cells, Madara could produce roots from his body to connect to and gain [[Tailed Beast Control|limited control]] of the [[Ten-Tails]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, pages 5-6</ref> After he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, he is shown using other chakra natures: first [[Sage Art: Yin Release Lightning Dispatch|lightning]], and shortly after that [[Storm Release]], a mixture of Lightning and Water Release.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 4</ref>
Madara also displayed an extensive knowledge of [[Yin–Yang Release]], its component [[Yin]] and [[Yang]] as well as techniques which involved this kind of nature manipulation such as [[Izanagi]]. Madara noted that the White Zetsu clones were created using the Yin–Yang Release and also used this ability to create [[Black Zetsu]] by infusing part of his will into [[White Zetsu]] and also infused his will into one of his chakra receivers. He would later teach these techniques to Obito as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-16</ref>
 
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=== Dōjutsu ===
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
==== Sharingan ====
 
==== Sharingan ====
 
[[File:Madara's Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Sharingan.]]
 
[[File:Madara's Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Sharingan.]]
Madara managed to master the [[Sharingan]] at a young age — a feat which he received significant praise for.<ref name="c386p5"/> Using it, he gains access to the dōjutsu's generic abilities such as seeing [[chakra]], predicting movements, and placing a victim under paralysing [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] with just a single glance, leading those who had faced him to advise others to not look directly at his eyes whilst confronting him.<ref name="chpt560p7"/> Madara is able to use these abilities in conjunction with his primed taijutsu and kenjutsu skills in battle to deadly effects, leaving his opponents with very little time to react or means of defence. The perceptive abilities of Madara's Sharingan were also considerable as he was the only one who could discern Hashirama's use of wood clones when the Uchiha and the Senju fought against each other.<ref name="c577p13"/>
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Madara first awakened his [[Sharingan]] as a child.<ref name="c624p8"/> Initially each eye had one [[tomoe]], but by adulthood his Sharingan had full developed and he could keep them active near-constantly. The Sharingan offers him increased clarity, enough to tell a [[wood clone]] from the original, and enable him to see and differentiate [[chakra]].
   
With his Sharingan, Madara is able to control the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] and is also one of the two known people along with [[Tobi]], that are capable of [[Summoning Technique|summoning]] the beast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 370, page 14</ref><ref name="Naruto568"/> He is also capable of using one of his clan's most powerful and forbidden [[dōjutsu]], Izanagi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 15</ref>
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With the Sharingan, Madara can place targets under various [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] after brief eye-contact to either paralyse them or relay information.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 10-11</ref> This even lets him control the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] which, once he has [[Summoning Technique|summoned]] it, gives him a powerful tool in battle. He is able to perform [[Izanagi]] to temporarily alter reality, as seen when he [[Transcription Seal: Izanagi|programmed]] one of his eyes to activate after his death, resurrecting him altogether.<ref name="c681p1314" />
   
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.JPG|thumb|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Madara's Initial Mangekyo.jpg|thumb|Madara's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Madara and his brother [[Izuna]] were the first Uchiha to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. However, after his eyesight progressively worsened to blindness through its use, Madara took and implanted Izuna's eyes into his own body, which then awakened a new "Eternal" Mangekyō Sharingan a combination of his own and Izuna's Mangekyō. With it, he never had to fear the risk of losing his eyesight again.<ref name="c386p8" />
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Madara and [[Izuna]] were the first Uchiha to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. Madara's Mangekyō form appeared as three large tomoe with circles at their tops overlapping each other at the bottoms and encircling the pupil. Madara's Mangekyō possesses a rare {{translation|"Straight Tomoe"|直巴|Choku Tomoe}}, which grants him an even higher capability of reading and predicting his opponents' movements. When his eyesight began deteriorating from overuse, he replaced his eyes with Izuna's, restoring his vision and giving him the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref name="C624P16">''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 16</ref> In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of Madara's and Izuna's: Madara's in the foreground with Izuna's thick straight lines stretching outward from just underneath. Madara is able to use his techniques even while not having any eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 658, page 10</ref>
   
Madara has since used his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan to [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.<ref name="Naruto568"/> He could also put [[Kage]], like [[A]], into a paralysing genjutsu with just a glance with his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, despite A's claims that the Sharingan was useless against him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 8-9</ref> Madara demonstrated the ability to use [[Susanoo]] — and is therefore also able to use [[Tsukuyomi]] and [[Amaterasu]] by extension — though they have yet to be seen. Unseen in others' variations, Madara's Susanoo demonstrates two entirely different sides that are conjoined along the spine, with each displaying a pair of arms, a face that is distinct from the other, and a complete lower half inclusive of feet.
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[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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Having awakened the power of both his Mangekyō, Madara can use [[Susanoo]]. He does not need to fully manifest it to benefit from its use: with just its ribcage he can withstand an [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 9</ref> and he can perform attacks with only its upper half. When fully produced, Madara would hover within Susanoo to grant him greater range of movement.<ref name="c575p3-6">''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 3-6</ref> His Susanoo wields up to two (four in the anime) [[Wikipedia:Kris|undulating blades]] that can be thrown, then maintained and controlled remotely.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 660, page 11</ref> Madara can also produce [[Yasaka Magatama]] of varying sizes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref>
   
[[File:One swing of Susanoo's sword.png|thumb|left|Madara's stabilised final Susanoo destroying a mountain range with one slash.]]
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[[File:Madara's Susanoo EP368.png|thumb|Madara's final Susanoo stabilised.]]
His Susanoo's defensive capabilities are high, even in its ribcage state, having withstood Naruto Uzumaki's [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]] and [[A]]'s [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop]] with no damage.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 4</ref> It wields [[Wikipedia:Kris|undulating blades]] in the right hand of each side and it appears to be capable of contributing towards some of Madara's techniques, as it was seen forming [[hand seals]] together with him during battle. Madara is also able to use the [[Yasaka Magatama]] technique.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref>
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Madara's experience with Susanoo allows him to fully stabilise its form, causing it to resemble a [[wikipedia:tengu|tengu]] with outer armour that is nearly impenetrable.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 4-6</ref> Its secondary pair of arms wield sheathed katana with which it was able to bisect two mountains while obliterating the meteors he had [[Tengai Shinsei|summoned]] before.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> According to Madara, the full power of his stabilised perfect Susanoo is comparable to that of the [[tailed beasts]], and no one had lived to see it a second time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 10</ref> When first used against [[Hashirama Senju]], it was able to briefly overpower the [[Wood Release: Wood Human Technique]] and create a massive crater when clashing against it.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 368</ref> Madara was able to [[Shape Transformation|shape]] Susanoo as an armour to clad the Nine-Tails, protecting it from [[Chakra Absorption Techniques|chakra absorption technique]]s.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 5-15</ref> The formation of his Perfect Susanoo distorts the very air around him, so much so that it completely freed him from Gaara's [[Sand Binding Coffin]].
   
[[File:Madara's Final Stabilised Susanoo.jpg|thumb|Madara's final Susanoo with its chakra stabilised.]]
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Madara is knowledgeable of other Mangekyō techniques, or at least able to discern their mechanics after only brief observation. Upon taking [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s Mangekyō Sharingan during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he was immediately able to use [[Kamui]] for the brief period of time he possessed the eye.
Madara's Susanoo's final form is an enormous construct with its mouth obscured and a body similar to its full body form. The outer armour, which only remotely resembles the usual tengu with armour, and the trademark pillbox hat-like adornment on the forehead is split down the middle from the beak downwards where the normal Susanoo underneath is revealed. Along this armour, which seems much more fluid than the other known Susanoo's, are holes at the end. In its stabilised form, the Susanoo dons an outer armour and a samurai outfit. It also has four arms, two plated ones which hold a pair of katana in sheaths, the other pair of which wields them.<ref name="chpt589p2-3"/> According to Madara, this Susanoo's power is comparable with that of a [[tailed beast]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 7</ref> and he was able to repel and corner all five of the current Kage, while simultaneously demolishing a large portion of the mountain range behind them with a single sword swing.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref>
 
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==== Rinnegan ====
 
==== Rinnegan ====
[[File:Edo Madara Rinnegan.png|thumb|left|Madara's Rinnegan.]]
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[[File:Madara's Rinnegan close-up.png|thumb|left|Madara's Rinnegan.]]
After integrating Hashirama's cells into his wounds, Madara noted that nothing happened. However when he was nearing the end of his life, he awakened the [[Rinnegan]]. With the Rinnegan, Madara can [[Summoning Technique|summon]] the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref name="chpt606p134"/>
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Many years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara awakened the [[Rinnegan]].<ref name="C606P13" /> Because they are originally his eyes, only he can use them to their fullest power.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, page 4</ref> He is able to switch back and forth between his Rinnegan and Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. With the Rinnegan, Madara can use all of the abilities of the [[Six Paths Technique]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 14</ref> and can use techniques derived from them, such as the [[Preta Path]] to [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref> He can also use the [[Deva Path]] to perform [[Chibaku Tensei]] on a massive scale. <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 9-13</ref> With the [[Outer Path]], he can use the [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, page 16</ref> and he can use [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] to fully restrain all nine [[tailed beasts]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 15-16</ref> Madara can combine the power of his Rinnegan with the power of his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan for [[Tengai Shinsei|other techniques]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 15-16</ref>
   
Madara possesses the ability to switch between both it, and his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan at will.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-15</ref> However, it should be noted that while using the powers granted by the Rinnegan he has not, except in the case of [[Susanoo]], shown to be able to simultaneously access those granted by the [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 14-15</ref> Like other users, Madara is able to use the [[Six Paths Technique]], displaying use of the [[Preta Path]], with which he was able to absorb the chakra from one of [[Naruto]]'s [[Rasenshuriken]] and even a complex [[kekkei tōta]] like Ōnoki's [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique|Dust Release technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 578, page 7</ref>
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When brought back with the [[Impure World Reincarnation]], Madara was unable to access all of his Rinnegan abilities. It was only after being [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]] that he could [[Summoning Technique|summon]] and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], suspend targets in the air,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661</ref> and generate a [[Limbo: Border Jail|corporeal invisible shadow]] to aid him in battle, which was powerful enough to knock down all nine [[tailed beasts]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 15-18</ref> Upon regaining both of his Rinnegan, Madara was able to produce up to four shadows to aid him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, page 8</ref>
   
When these abilities were combined with his Susanoo, he can pull [[Meteorite Technique|two massive meteorites]] towards the battlefield from the atmosphere above.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 14-17</ref> Even if the first meteorite was slowed down and stopped, the second one would strike the first, ensuring their collision. Using this technique just a single time, Madara devastated most of the [[Fourth Division]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 4-6</ref>
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[[File:Third Rinnegan.png|thumb|right|Madara's third Rinnegan.]]
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After regaining both his Rinnegan and becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' jinchūriki, Madara awakened a third Rinnegan on his forehead, much like that of Kaguya and the Ten-Tails' single eye. Unlike his dual Rinnegan, this eye is red instead of purple and bears nine black tomoe.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 16-17</ref> With this eye, he could cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].
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=== Equipment ===
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=== Intelligence ===
[[File:Madara's tools.png|thumb|Madara's various tools and weapons.]]
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Madara's years of experience on the battlefield have honed his strategic ingenuity. When going into a fight, he can quickly devise a number of approaches so that, should one approach prove ineffective, he can switch to another immediately. The more time he spends against a particular opponent, the less need he has for these backup tactics, as he eventually can both predict what they will do and identify literal or psychological weaknesses for him to exploit. In addition to his sheer adaptability, Madara is simply knowledgeable of a large variety of individuals and abilities, allowing him to identify jutsu as soon as they are performed and react with the most appropriate counter to them.
Madara has been shown with a diverse range of weaponry over the years. His trademark weapon is a [[gunbai]] or war fan with rather unique properties; not only is it extremely durable, enough to block powerful attacks such as a [[Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball|miniature Tailed Beast Ball]],<ref name="uchihareturn">''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 16</ref> it could produce strong gusts of wind in the anime,<ref name="ulnsg" /> as well as absorb the force of an enemy attack and then [[Uchiha Return|send it back]].<ref name="uchihareturn" /> Madara has also been shown generating a [[Gunbai Barrier Technique|barrier]] with his gunbai, durable enough to protect both himself and Obito from the large chakra receivers thrown at them by Naruto Uzumaki in his [[Tailed Beast Mode]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 8-9</ref>
 
   
In addition to the gunbai, he had a large [[kama]] with him, when his final confrontation against Hashirama took place<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 11</ref> and later used one as a makeshift cane in his twilight years.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 1</ref> Madara also carried various different swords throughout the years, and was shown as a skilled and versatile swordsman, prominently seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref> His arsenal also included several [[giant shuriken]] and a [[manriki-gusari|chain with weights]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 8</ref>
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=== Body Modifications ===
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[[File:Madara's Body Modifications.png|thumb|left|A replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's chest.]]
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In addition to amplified chakra and [[Wood Release]], Hashirama's DNA that he infused into himself gave Madara [[Healing Power|regenerative powers]], allowing him to heal most injuries in seconds.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 15</ref> Should he lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he can immediately replace it with the special material that make up the [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu clones]].<ref name="c658p1617">''Naruto'' chapter 658, pages 16-17</ref> When [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]], [[Kabuto Yakushi]] modified Madara's body "beyond his physical and combat prime", restoring his youth and health while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 3, 11</ref> Hashirama's abilities are granted to him through a pale replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's left pectoral region,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref> a result of Kabuto's modifications.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 4</ref>
   
After awakening the Rinnegan, Madara also gained access to the [[chakra receiver]] rods, one of which he used to contain his will, which would be used for his revival.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 16</ref>
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After being properly revived, he was able to store [[senjutsu]] chakra in his Hashirama implant, causing it to develop [[Sage Mode]] markings.<ref name="c657p6">''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 6</ref> Although he doesn't have direct access to Sage Mode, he gains certain benefits of the form, such as heightened sensory, as well as regenerative abilities and increased durability.
   
=== Intelligence ===
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=== Jinchūriki Transformations ===
Aside from his battle skills, Madara has also displayed high-level intellect, as well as strategic and manipulative skills, shown by his ability to create elaborate plans that span across decades such as the Eye of the Moon and setting up various pawns in order to aid him through direct or indirect ways such as Obito and Nagato respectively. As a battle genius, he can identify and counter most forms of ninjutsu almost immediately and he is rarely caught off-guard, at which point he quickly adapts to the situation. Madara also appears to be an adept teacher, as he was able to pass on most of his knowledge and skills to Obito, which greatly developed the young Uchiha's abilities and allowed him to emulate Madara's mindset and combat prowess to near-perfection.
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[[File:Madara Jinchuriki.png|thumb|right|Madara's jinchūriki transformation.]]
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Madara [[Ten-Tails Sealing Technique|sealed]] the Ten-Tails into his body shortly after Obito's own failed effort. Madara was noted to have obtained more power than Obito did, and likewise did not need to go through an adjustment period to gain control of it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 665, page 3</ref> He becomes faster than the [[Flying Thunder God Technique]] and [[Kamui]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 665, pages 11-13</ref> and durable enough to survive even the [[Night Guy]]. His regenerative powers are enough to survive bisection,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 15-16</ref> causing Madara to declare himself immortal.<ref name="Naruto chapter 673, page 13">''Naruto'' chapter 673, page 13</ref>
   
Madara possess an intricate knowledge on genetics and human anatomy as he was able to cultivate cells taken from Hashirama into a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|mindless clone]] large enough for the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] to sit upon and later create artificial body parts from it. Using the cultivated cells from Hashirama, he was able to attach tendrils to his back from the clone that allowed him absorb chakra from the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path as a makeshift life support system.
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In this form, Madara can [[Flight Technique|fly]]. He is also able to utilise the Ten-Tails' natural energy to perform [[senjutsu]], enhancing his [[Sage Art: Yin Release Lightning Dispatch|various]] [[Sage Art: Storm Release Light Fang|techniques]]. His main weapons are the [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s, ten black orbs comprised of at least four nature transformations and imbued with [[natural energy]], which generally floated behind him in a halo-like formation.<ref name="Naruto chapter 673, page 13" /> The black chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as protective barriers and various weapons, including a [[shakujō]] with a crescent-shaped curve. With his complete control over the Ten-Tails' power, Madara can apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu the balls come in contact with. Most crucially to Madara's purposes, he was able to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] as well as [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]].
   
He has also demonstrated similar knowledge of surgical and medical skills, being able to remove his own eyes and transplant them to Nagato, and replace at least one of his lost eyes with a new one and use the artifical bodies created by the clone of Hashirama to replace the destroyed portions of Obito's body.
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=== Other Skills ===
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Madara was a researcher, having experimented and cultivated a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|mindless clone flower]] through the Demonic Statue of Outer Path and from it create a life-support system to extend his life.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 11</ref> He also had medical skills, able to effectively transplant eyes, treated a severely injured body, and replace destroyed body portions with the White Zetsu matter.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 3</ref>
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
 
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
 
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
[[File:Madara sixth coffin.png|thumb|right|The contents of the sixth coffin.]]
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[[File:Madara Reanimated.png|thumb|left|The contents of the sixth coffin.]]
As [[Tobi]] prepared to wage [[Fourth Great Shinobi World War|war]] on the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], he was approached by [[Kabuto Yakushi]], a former associate of [[Akatsuki]]. Kabuto requested that he be allowed to assist with the war-effort, under the condition that Tobi turn [[Sasuke Uchiha]] over to him at the end of the war. He then [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|summoned]] five previously deceased Akatsuki members as proof that he could bolster Akatsuki's forces using reincarnated shinobi, as well as a mysterious sixth coffin, the occupant of which proved sufficient blackmail to force Tobi's consent.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 490, pages 1-6</ref> Though initially unseen, the person in the coffin was later revealed to be the real Madara Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 564, page 12</ref>
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[[Tobi]], acting under Madara's name, moves into the final stages of the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] by initiating a [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Before the war's start, [[Kabuto Yakushi]] approaches Tobi to try and form an alliance. When Tobi refuses, Kabuto [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|resurrected]] Madara to show he knew that Tobi was not the true Madara and forced him to accept.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 564, page 12</ref> Tobi reluctantly agrees and Kabuto de-summons Madara.<ref name="C490P1" />
 
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=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
 
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
[[File:Madara Discovered.png|thumb|left|Madara and Mū approach the Fourth Division.]]
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[[File:Real Madara unveiled.png|thumb|right|Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.]]
Frustrated when a reincarnated [[Nagato]] is sealed by the recently [[Kotoamatsukami|freed]] [[Itachi Uchiha]], Kabuto finds himself forced to use his trump card but it's only after [[Naruto Uzumaki]] takes out several more reincarnated shinobi, that he has [[Mū]] summon the reincarnated Madara to the field. Forcefully removing his coffin's lid before voicing his assumption that Nagato had finally used the [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] to bring him back from the dead, corrects Madara, explaining that [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]] had been used instead. Somewhat shocked by the manner of his revival, the two confront the [[Fourth Division]]. Upon noticing the forehead protectors of the allied army, Madara asks who is responsible for the Impure World Reincarnation. However, as does not know, Kabuto takes full control and, speaking through him, identifies himself as Tobi's assistant before informing Madara that he had been restored to an extent beyond even his prime. Finding it rather dreary to be spoken to through a pawn, Madara questions Kabuto with what he knew of his prime but admitting his ignorance, Kabuto requests a demonstration.
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When the war begins, Kabuto tries to hold off using Madara in battle, wishing to save him as a trump card. When all of his other resurrected ninja are defeated by the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], Kabuto's hand is forced. Using [[Mū]] as a medium, Kabuto summons Madara to the location of the [[Fourth Division]]. When he first becomes aware of his surroundings, Madara believes he has finally been brought back with [[Nagato]]'s [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]]. When he realises that he instead has been brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara demands an explanation. Speaking through Mū, Kabuto introduces himself and explains recent developments in the world and Tobi's current actions. After pointing out that he has restored Madara to a state beyond his prime, Kabuto requests a demonstration of Madara's legendary abilities.
   
[[File:Madara's Susanoo.png|thumb|right|Madara unleashes his Susanoo.]]
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[[File:Madara's Susanoo fights the Fourth Division.png|thumb|left|Madara unleashes his Susanoo.]]
Given free reign, Madara begins his assault on the spectating [[Fourth Division]], [[Gaara]], [[Ōnoki]] and Naruto's [[shadow clone]]. Madara uses the [[Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation]] technique, which takes the [[Water Release: Water Encampment Wall|combined efforts]] of several shinobi to extinguish. Obscured by the resulting steam as he attacks them directly, he commandeers a [[sword]] and proceeds to tear through their ranks. As Naruto [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan|attacks]] Madara from above while Ōnoki [[Earth Release: Moving Earth Core|raises]] the ground below him, sending him on a collision course, Madara activates his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] and uses [[Susanoo]] to shield himself from harm. After Gaara uses [[Earth Release: Light-Weight Rock Technique|lightened]] sand to separate Madara from his protection and to pull him into the path of an oncoming [[Rasenshuriken]], he activates his [[Rinnegan]] and uses the [[Preta Path]]'s ability to [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] the attack. When Kabuto tries to take credit for the improvements to Madara's powers, Madara remarks that he shouldn't get the wrong idea, as they weren't his creation. Together with Susanoo, he then forms three [[hand seal]]s and pulls an enormous [[Wikipedia:Meteorite|meteorite]] down from the atmosphere, directing it towards the battlefield.
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Madara tears through the Fourth Division, commandeering a sword from one of its members to begin the slow work of thinning their numbers. Initial attempts to stop Madara fail as he protects himself with [[Susanoo]]. When the [[Fifth Kazekage]], [[Third Tsuchikage]], and one of [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[shadow clone]]s combine efforts, Madara is forced to use activate his [[Rinnegan]] and [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] the attack. Kabuto attempts to take credit for his performance, to which Madara responds by pulling an enormous [[Tengai Shinsei|meteorite]] down from the atmosphere. When the Tsuchikage tries to [[Earth Release: Ultralight-Weight Rock Technique|stop it]], Madara adds a second meteorite to his attack, both of which fall upon and devastate the Fourth Division.
   
Unconcerned by the prospect of destroying himself and Mū, aware that they'll both reform afterwards, Madara recognises Ōnoki as he flew towards the meteorite in an attempt to [[Earth Release: Ultralight-Weight Rock Technique|lighten it]] and stop its descent. Congratulating his and Gaara's successful efforts, Madara questions Ōnoki as to how he would deal with a second one as another meteorite collides with the first, overwhelming Ōnoki and killing the majority of the Fourth Division. After reforming, Madara remarks that he hadn't enjoyed a view such as this in a long time, as he stands amidst the rubble left in the wake of the impact.
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[[File:Madara using Wood Release.png|thumb|right|Madara using the Wood Release.]]
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With most of the Fourth Division dead, Madara questions Kabuto about just how far off-plan Tobi has gone. Because Kabuto doesn't actually know much about the plan, Madara is left to check things for himself: he tries to summon the [[Nine-Tails]], but discovers it's sealed in a [[jinchūriki]], specifically Naruto. He attacks Naruto's shadow clone with [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees]] which Naruto counters. This, however, exhausts the shadow clone. Madara moves in to finish off it and the other survivors, but is repelled by the arrival of the [[Fifth Hokage]], the [[Fifth Mizukage]], and the [[Fourth Raikage]].
   
[[File:Madara Mokuton.png|thumb|left|Madara using the Wood Release.]]
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[[File:A and Ōnoki attack.png|thumb|left|Madara and Mū face Ōnoki and A.]]
After reforming, Kabuto informs Madara that he theorised that he had obtained a portion of [[Hashirama Senju]] during their confrontation, despite losing to him. Madara then proceeds to check underneath his shirt, after which he complements Kabuto on his preparation, before asking if he knew of ''their'' plan. Notified of Kabuto's uncertainty that the "''[[Tobi|fake]]''" will act accordingly, Madara attempted to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] [[Kurama]] but is unable to do so as it was still sealed within Naruto. Learning that Naruto is from the same clan as [[Mito Uzumaki]], he opted to attack using [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees|Nativity of a World of Trees]] instead of pursuing the real [[jinchūriki]], yet this is countered by a Kurama-empowered Naruto who destroyed the opposing forest, to which Madara commends him.
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The five [[Kage]] combine forces against Madara and propel him from the immediate area. By the time he returns, Naruto shadow clone is gone and the five Kage remain his only opponents. The battle proceeds for some time, with Madara equaling and besting the Kage's efforts most of the time. When he was hit with the Tsuchikage's [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique]], some of Madara's armor is torn away, revealing the implant of [[Hashirama]]'s face on his chest.
   
Lamenting that he didn't get the opportunity to explore his abilities further, Madara belittled the still-defiant Ōnoki, remarking that it was natural for shinobi to spend their entire lives in battle and as such, mankind would be better served sleeping peacefully under an {{translation|"''Infinite [[Tsukuyomi]]''"|無限月読|Mugen Tsukuyomi}}. Charging towards the few remaining survivors alongside [[Mū]], they are however repelled by [[Tsunade]] and [[A]], who had just been [[Heavenly Transfer Technique|transported]] to the battlefield. Looking on in shock, Madara is confronted by all five of the current [[Kage]].
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[[File:Gokage vs 25 Susanoo.png|thumb|right|Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.]]
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Madara laments Hashirama's legacy that these Kage have inherited, having been completely unimpressed by their attacks, particularly those of the Hokage, Hashirama's granddaughter. With his interest in the battle dwindling, Madara tries to inject some fun back into the fight by [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique|creating twenty-five copies of himself]], five for each Kage. Each clone also activates Suasnoo. By nightfall, the Kage are still alive and are able to pool their efforts so successfully that he is nearly sealed. Finally impressed by their display, Madara responds by summoning his perfected Susanoo and using it to best their efforts. Before he can use it to kill the Kage, his Susanoo starts to fade and Madara is engulfed in light.
   
[[File:Madara and Mu faces A and Onoki.png|thumb|right|Madara and Mū face Ōnoki and A.]]
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[[File:Madara's soul1.png|thumb|left|Madara's soul remains intact.]]
Deeming this an adequate test of his abilities, Madara leapt upwards to avoid [[Mei Terumi]]'s [[Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique|attack]] but was instead intercepted by [[A]], who knocks him into the [[Lava Release|lava]] below. Activating his Susanoo to protect himself, he is [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop|plunged]] even deeper into the molten liquid by A, before being completely immersed by another torrent of lava. Emerging unharmed whilst sheltered by his Susanoo, Madara commends A and Mei's respective [[Body Flicker Technique|offensive]] [[Kekkei Genkai|abilities]], before deciding to assess the Kage's defensive capabilities using [[Yasaka Magatama]]. However, when his attack is blocked, Madara breaks through their [[Shield of Sand|dual]]-[[Rock Golem|layered]] defence with his Susanoo's [[Susanoo Sword|blades]], only for his vision to be [[Hiding in Mist Technique|obscured]] as the Kage launch another strategy. Unable to react to the quickly approaching A, thanks to Ōnoki's [[Earth Release: Light-Weight Rock Technique|assistance]], their [[Lightning Release Armour|combined]] [[Earth Release: Ultra-Added-Weight Rock Technique|efforts]] allow A to punch through Susanoo and hit Madara.
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Madara realises that Kabuto has elsewhere released him from the Impure World Reincarnation and his soul is returning to the afterlife. Madara responds by performing the hand seals to release his contract with the technique, allowing him to return to his immortal body. Now able to do whatever he likes and bored with the Kage, Madara decides to go find Naruto and reclaim the Nine-Tails. The Kage block his escape.
   
[[File:Hashirama in Madara.png|thumb|left|Hashirama's face on Madara's chest is revealed.]]
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=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
As the battle continues, Madara repels and destroys Ōnoki's looming golem using [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees]], distracting the Kage. Ambushing them from behind and knocking them into the forest below with his Susanoo, he sets the trees [[Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction|ablaze]], just as the Kage succumb to the effects of the pollen. However, Ōnoki quickly manages to rouse himself and [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique|destroy]] the surrounding flowers, hitting Madara in the process and exposing a face formed from Hashirama Senju's tissue, jutting out of the left side of his chest. Hearing Tsunade's reaction, he questions if she was a descendant of Hashirama, noting his intention to kill her first if she was. When Mei retorts his remark by saying that it was a basic tactic to eliminate the [[medical-nin]] first, Madara corrects her, stating he would do it simply because of Tsunade's ancestry before saying that she couldn't delay their deaths anyway. He then belittles Tsunade further for being a woman who, despite being Hashirama's descendant, possessed neither [[Wood Release]] nor [[medical ninjutsu]] that could compare to those of Hashirama, before declaring that while weak people were ugly, weak Senju were even more so. Tsunade admits to most of what was said but rebuffs Madara's opinion that she was weak, claiming that what she had inherited wasn't just mere strength, but the undying [[Will of Fire]].
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[[File:Obito and Madara.png|thumb|right|Madara reunites with Obito.]]
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In an unseen battle, Madara leaves the Kage in near-death conditions and tracks down Obito. He finds him engaged in combat with Naruto, [[Killer B]] (the jinchūriki of the [[Eight-Tails]]), [[Kakashi Hatake]], and [[Might Guy]]. Also nearby is the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], in the process of undergoing an premature revival into the [[Ten-Tails]]. Madara scolds Obito for being too hasty. Obito returns Madara's [[gunbai]] to him, which Madara proceeds to use to try and take the Eight and Nine-Tails before the Demonic Statue completes its metamorphosis. He creates a [[wood dragon]] to attack Naruto and B, but is blocked by Guy's [[Daytime Tiger]]. Before he can recover the Ten-Tails is revived, forcing Madara to make do.
   
Rebuking Tsunade's belief that this would lead to his defeat, by saying power was in fact an actual thing, Madara then listens to her retort of how the will of the deceased allowed her to reform the system of medical-nin. Hearing all four rules yet unaware of her [[Strength of a Hundred Technique|technique]], he uses his Susanoo to protect himself from Tsunade's punch but when she easily fractures it, Madara considers how her strength was superior to A's. When Madara counters, he is instead [[Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique|repelled]] by Mei, before his Susanoo is shattered by A and Tsunade. Crashing to the ground, he admits Tsunade wasn't that weak but reprimands her recklessness, as her death would trouble the others. Thinking of how he would have taught Hashirama to resurrect himself if he'd knew how weak shinobi would become, Madara says that all Hashirama left behind was the power he held, similar to how [[Izuna]] left only his eyes and their powers. After Tsunade angrily responds, Madara states that if anything could be passed down, it was simply hatred. Later struck by a powerful punch from Tsunade that seemingly allowed him to be [[Desert Layered Imperial Funeral|bound]] and [[Sealing Tag|sealed]], Madara suddenly [[Susanoo Sword|impales]] her from below, just as he emerges from within one of the trees. He then reveals that they had instead sealed a [[wood clone]], noting that only he could see through Hashirama's use of the technique in the past due to his ocular powers.
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[[File:Madara&Obito vs. Shinobi Alliance.png|thumb|left|Madara and Obito prepare to face off against the Allied Forces.]]
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Madara and Obito leap onto the Ten-Tails' head and connect themselves to it, granting them control of its actions. Their four opponents put up a resistance but are no match for the Ten-Tails' power. Before the Ten-Tails can finish them off, however, the combined Allied Shinobi Forces arrive to join the fight, deflecting the Ten-Tails attack. They proceed to join forces to immobilise the Ten-Tails, making it an easy target. The Ten-Tails undergoes a new transformation before their attacks can connect, freeing it and letting it block the incoming attacks.
   
Pondering his next target, Madara was shocked when Tsunade instead shattered his Susanoo's sword and then attacked him using the broken blade. With the blade stuck in his Susanoo's ribcage, he [[Yasaka Magatama|countered and repelled]] Tsunade, before noting the similarities between her and Hashirama's techniques. As he questioned whether they thought he could be stopped with his own technique, Madara was [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique|attacked]] from behind by Ōnoki, but he [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorbed]] the [[Dust Release]] technique. He then explained that he deliberately let it hit him before, to expose the Hashirama face on his chest in hopes of lowering the Kage's morale, yet he was disappointed to see that it had the opposite effect. When Tsunade stated that while they were outwitted by the wood clone, it could also be said that he had no other option but to use it, Madara blamed it on fighting five Kage-level shinobi at once. Denying that he thought of them as cowards for confronting him together in response to Mei, he asserted that the current odds were the perfect number to have fun and proceeded to create [[Multiple Wood Release Clones Technique|multiple wood clones]], sending five to each Kage. Regurgitating Mei's sentiments, Madara asked the Kage not to call him a coward given who they were, before asking whether or not they preferred the clones to use Susanoo or not.
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[[File:Obito and Madara get seperated from the Ten-Tails.png|thumb|right|Madara and Obito are separated from the Ten-Tails.]]
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Though the immediate problem is solved, Madara realises there's another issue: the Allies are being coordinated too effectively. He and Obito direct the Ten-Tails to attack the distant Allied HQ, something that takes several [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s due to their lack of control, which Madara attributes to Obito's failure to revive him correctly. Although the Allies' "[[Shikaku|brain]]" is dead, the Allies are given one final battle plan in the time it takes the Ten-Tails to hit its target. They try to thin the Allies' numbers before they can get into position and, when that fails, block against the oncoming attack, but the combined forces manage to break through and separate Obito and Madara from the Ten-Tails.
   
[[File:Five Kage vs Twenty-five Susanoo.png|thumb|Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.]]
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With the Ten-Tails now out of his control, Obito and Madara must fend for themselves. Obito disappears to the [[other dimension]], forcing Madara to start attacking the Allied Shinobi directly. While he does so, he also senses that Hashirama has elsewhere been brought back to life. Excited at the prospect of fighting his rival again, Madara eagerly awaits his arrival. When he gets there, though, Hashirama only sends a wood clone to face him, being too busy restraining the Ten-Tails. Madara decides to sit out the fight until the real Hashirama is ready. When the wood clone persists, Madara easily defeats it.
Observing the Kage being overwhelmed by his clones and their respective Susanoo, Madara identified the more experienced Ōnoki as the biggest threat when he rescued an [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|immobilised]] A from certain death. Determined to break Ōnoki's will as the Tsuchikage rallied the Kage to face him once more, Madara was instead forced to flee from the approach of an enormous [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique]], as it wiped out his clones. Struck by Mei's [[Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique|attack]], which contained both Gaara's sand and A's [[lightning]]-natured chakra, Madara's actions were halted long enough from him to start being sealed. Acknowledging the Kage's might, Madara manifested his final Susanoo, freeing himself in the process before telling the awe-struck Kage that they would now learn that even their efforts were futile against Susanoo's perfect form. Stating that only Hashirama could stop him, Madara then stated that Hashirama being dead was in their favour — as he swung one of his katana and repelled them — noting that if he was the only one they had to fight, the damage to the area wouldn't be as devastating (a reference to the battle between the two which created an entire [[Valley of the End|valley]]) then answering Ōnoki's earlier question that an adult would never seriously fight children. Looming over the Kage with his Susanoo, Madara declared that he would destroy them and their efforts. But at the last second, as he attempted to deal the final blow, Madara's Susanoo suddenly de-materialised, much to his surprise.
 
   
[[File:Madara's soul.png|thumb|left|Madara's soul remains intact.]]
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[[File:Madara reviving.png|thumb|left|Madara enacts his ploy to revive himself.]]
At that moment, Kabuto's negation of Impure World Reincarnation occurs as Madara finds a light enveloping him prior to making an attempt to kill Tsunade with a [[Fire Release]] [[Fire Release: Dragon Flame Release Song Technique|technique]]. Madara's soul then begins to leave its vessel just as Tsunade's [[Strength of a Hundred Technique]] was cancelled, but suddenly re-encases in his body and Madara attacks her with his Susanoo sword, only for her to evade the technique while unconscious. After everyone else was sent back to the afterlife following the end of the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara still remained on the battlefield. When the Kage questioned how this was possible, Madara explained that he negated the deactivation of the technique by severing the link between Kabuto and his own soul, by releasing the summoning contract of Impure World Reincarnation, stating that to be the technique's one flaw. Madara then proceeded to criticise Mei for not realising that he was not the kind of person who would let himself be bound by such a technique as that when the latter questioned what was happening.
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Madara later senses Obito's return to the battlefield and decides to activate one of his fail-safes, activating [[chakra receiver]]s planted in Obito to force him to finally revive Madara. Obito resists and instead seals the Ten-Tails into himself. Though he's frustrated by this setback, Hashirama is no longer preoccupied, so Madara forces him into a fight. As their battle rages, Hashirama tries to convince Madara to postpone, but Madara repeatedly refuses. Nevertheless, he keeps track of Obito's progress and growing control of the Ten-Tails' power, marking each step nearer the Eye of the Moon Plan's completion.
   
[[File:Madara Tobi together.png|thumb|Madara meets Obito once again.]]
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[[File:Madara revived.png|thumb|right|Madara is revived by Obito via the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.]]
Stating that he is now bored with the Kage, and that using his final Susanoo on them again would be an insult to his power, Madara decides to make his way to Naruto to reclaim Kurama. Though blocked from leaving by Ōnoki, Madara is able to escape and made his way to were the unmasked Tobi was, noting upon arrival, that the latter seemed to be having fun. After Obito returned his gunbai, having revealed that the Kage weren't left in good condition when Naruto asked what happened to them, and how Obito deviated from the original plan, Madara blocked the stakes Naruto threw at him and repels him with his [[Uchiha Return]] technique when Naruto attempted to attack him with a [[Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball]]. He then told Obito to deal with Kakashi and Might Guy, while he dealt with the Eight, and the Nine-Tails, noting that it was not too late to seal them.
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Ultimately, Obito is defeated, the tailed beasts that make up the Ten-Tails removed from his body. Madara is also restrained by Hashirama and the Allied Forces move in to seal him. Before they can do so, Madara puts another fail-safe into effect: [[Black Zetsu]], with whom he has been in contact ever since he was reincarnated, takes control of Obito's body and forces him to revive Madara. Restored to life, Madara breaks free of his restraints and expresses his thrill to finally feel the thrill of battle again.
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=== Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc ===
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[[File:Madara targets Biju.png|thumb|left|Madara prepares to capture the tailed beasts.]]
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Though he's alive again, his reincarnated eyes deteriorated into nothing as Madara forfeited his real eyes during his life. To compensate for his blindness, he immobilizes Hashirama with chakra receivers and absorbs his [[senjutsu]] chakra, augmenting Madara's senses to continue fighting effectively. As other attackers converge on him, Madara goes after the freed tailed beasts. The [[One-Tail]] tries to seal Madara, but he breaks free with Susanoo. He is immediately met by a combined attack from all nine beasts. He escapes, but loses an arm. While he regroups he is approached by a [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu]] that has brought him the Rinnegan Obito kept in storage. Madara takes this and one of the Zetsu's arms, allowing him start round two.
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[[File:Madara stabs Sasuke.png|thumb|right|Madara fatally injures Sasuke.]]
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Madara summons the Demonic Statue from Obito's body and uses [[Limbo: Border Jail]] to repel the nine beasts. Before they can recover, he seals all of them into the Demonic Statue, including those sealed in Naruto and B. While the Demonic Statue undergoes its transformation into the Ten-Tails again, Madara asks the Zetsu how Black Zetsu is faring with taking his remaining Rinnegan back from Obito. [[Tobirama Senju]], having been reincarnated alongside Hashirama, attacks him immediately afterwards, whom he dodges and restrains. Sasuke also attacks him. Having already warned Sasuke once, Madara turns his own sword against Sasuke and fatally stabs him.
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[[File:Obito shoves his hand into Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara is impaled by Obito Uchiha.]]
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With nobody left to oppose him, Madara seals the Ten-Tails into himself once its resurrection is complete. Pleased with himself, Madara sets off to regain his other Rinnegan. Along the way he spits the [[Benihisago]] and [[Kohaku no Jōhei]] from his mouth, Obito having used both as part of his premature revival method. When he arrives at Black Zetsu's location he discovers that Obito has regained control of his body. Madara tries to reason with Obito, reminding him of all they planned and insisting on the impending effectiveness of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Rather than be convinced, Obito stabs Madara and manages to steal fragments of the One-Tail's and Eight-Tails' chakra from him before using [[Kamui]] to escape with Naruto.
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[[File:Guy hits Madara.JPG|thumb|right|Madara is hit by a devastating blow from Might Guy.]]
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Madara tries to decide what to do next. He is confronted by Might Guy, a master of [[taijutsu]], which is one of the only effective attacks against Madara in his new form. Guy opens all [[Eight Gates]] and hits Madara with [[Evening Elephant]]. Madara is taken by surprise and tries to defend himself, but other Allied Shinobi are able to remove his [[Truth-Seeking Ball]] before he can do so. Madara is visibly battered by not beaten, forcing Guy to use [[Night Guy]]. Madara is nearly killed, something so impressive that he offers to put Guy, dying slowly as a side-effect of the attack, out of his misery. His attack is stopped by Naruto, now recovered from the earlier removal of the Nine-Tails.
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[[File:Madara takes off Kakashi's eye.png|thumb|left|Madara steals Kakashi's left eye.]]
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As Naruto goes on the offensive, Madara realises he has gained some new power that is inexplicably a match for his own. After a volley of attacks, Naruto sends Madara through the recreation of the [[Shinju]]'s giant tree form, a remnant of Obito's earlier battle. The tree communicates with Madara and tells him to absorb it. He does so and becomes stronger, but is met with a new problem: Sasuke, healed from his injuries, has joined forces with Naruto and is also in possession of new abilities. Despite Madara's efforts he can do nothing against them. Knowing he needs his other Rinnegan if he's to end the fight, Madara takes Kakshi Hatake's [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and uses it to go after Obito. He stops [[Sakura Haruno]] from destroying the Rinnegan, to which Obito responds by sending her back to the real world so Madara can't kill her.
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[[File:Mugen Tsukuyomi.png|thumb|Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi.]]
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Obito is too weak to escape. To give Obito some final words, Madara first congratulates him for removing the [[Puppet-Master Seal]] he had placed on him. He also reveals his role in the death of [[Rin Nohara]], in doing so admitting that he's been manipulating Obito from the start. With that, Madara takes back his Rinngean, giving Obito the Mangekyō Sharingan he no longer needs. Black Zetsu uses Obito's body to perform Kamui and return them to the real world. Naruto and Sasuke move to attack him as soon as he Madara appears, so Madara delays them multiple [[Chibaku Tensei]]. He flies into the sky and a third Rinnegan, which he uses to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] on the moon. The entire world is trapped in a dream and then wrapped into Madara's [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]].
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[[File:Black Zetsu stabs Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara is stabbed by Black Zetsu.]]
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Sasuke is able to save Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Seeing them, Madara announcing himself the world's savior, one who has saved the world from itself by replacing the hells of reality with the heavens of dreams. While he is proselytizing, Black Zetsu stabs him in the back. Black Zetsu reveals that it has never served Madara, but rather [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]], and that it has manipulated him for decades in order to bring about her revival. Black Zetsu transfers from Obito's body to Madara's, causing him to start absorbing the chakra of those trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi. After dramatically increasing in size, Madara is covered completely by Black Zetsu, and shrinks down until a revived Kaguya is revealed in his stead.
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Later, the reincarnated Hokage find Madara's lower half. Not understanding what has happened, they contemplate bringing him back with the Impure World Reincarnation so they can ask him. When Hashirama refuses because it would require a human sacrifice, the spirit of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] - Kaguya's son - emerges from Madara's remains, praising Hashirama for his kindness.
   
[[File:Naruto battling madara's dragon.png|thumb|left|Madara using the Wood Dragon technique to fight Naruto.]]
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== Legacy ==
As the battle raged on, Madara attempted to convince Naruto that the Eye of the Moon plan was for the benefit of humanity. However, seeing Naruto unmoved by his explanations, Madara decided to show him no mercy. To that end, Madara used Hashirama's [[Wood Dragon|giant wooden dragon]] technique. The dragon attempted to restrain the newly-manifested Tailed Beast Mode Kurama-shroud, but was bitten into by the beast. As Naruto struggled against the wooden dragon, Madara stopped B and Might Guy from interfering by binding them. Noting that these were also hindrances to Obito, and that he would clean up the battlefield, he manifested his Susanoo and aims one of its swords at the Eight-Tails. This is, however, intercepted by Naruto and Madara was later enveloped in Guy's [[Daytime Tiger]]. Shortly after, the Ten-Tails' revival was complete, with it breaking out of Obito's [[Uchiha Flame Battle Encampment]] in its incomplete form; Madara laments that he failed to acquire the Eight and Nine-Tails, but prepared to begin the final phase of the Eye of the Moon Plan in spite of that.
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After his initial death, Madara's greatest lasting influence was in Obito's actions, who used Madara's knowledge to create [[Akatsuki]]. Several years later, when Obito began operating under Madara's name, the mere possibility that he was truly Madara was enough to unify the ninja of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]] and trigger the [[Fourth Great Shinobi World War]].<ref name="C490P1">''Naruto'' chapter 490, pages 1-6</ref>
   
== Legacy ==
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Madara's actions during life, and even those subsequent actions of Obito, would end up having disastrous effects for the Uchiha clan. Following Madara's betrayal of Konoha, the Uchiha were entirely isolated from any form of control over Konoha's future, chiefly because of the actions of [[Tobirama Senju]]. At the time, some Uchiha saw this as proof of what Madara always feared, but the fears subsided with time. Years later, when Obito causes the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]], Konoha once again becomes suspicious of the Uchiha and the Uchiha once again feel wronged. This time, however, their discontent does not subside. When the Uchiha begin planning to overthrow Konoha, the upper echelons of Konoha's government instead order the [[Uchiha Clan Massacre]].
Madara Uchiha continued to influence the world, decades after his death. By instructing Obito to carry on his name, the new "Madara" would go on to influence [[Yahiko]] to create [[Akatsuki]], while keeping an eye on [[Nagato]]'s [[Rinnegan]]. Obito's actions are all for the sake of the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] Madara designed, included the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]] which culminated in the deaths of [[Minato Namikaze]] and [[Kushina Uzumaki]], with their son Naruto Uzumaki being made into Kurama's jinchuriki. Obito was successfully able to convince mostly everyone that he was in fact the legendary Madara, and used the terror the name invoked to cause the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] with 40,000 deaths of shinobi.
 
   
However, Madara's notoriety was enough that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] would search for his DNA and [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] the famed Uchiha in the prime of life as a bid for strategic dominance in the Fourth Shinobi World War while exposing Obito's deception. This, however, did backfire as Madara released his contract with the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]] to carry out the final phase of his plan, seeing his reincarnation as an unfortunate substitute of the intended [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|resurrection]] which Nagato was supposed to do.
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* {{translation|"Madara"|斑}} can be translated as "spots".
 
* {{translation|"Madara"|斑}} can be translated as "spots".
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* Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Madara show that he was 143.5cm when he met Hashirama.
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
* According to the databook(s):
** Madara's hobby was [[Wikipedia:Falconry|falconry]].
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** Madara's hobby is [[Wikipedia:Falconry|falconry]].
** Madara's favourite food was [[Wikipedia:Sushi#Inarizushi|inarizushi]], while his least favourite was [[Wikipedia:Roe|roe]].
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** Madara's favourite food is [[Wikipedia:Sushi#Inarizushi|inarizushi]], while his least favourite is [[Wikipedia:Roe|roe]].
** Madara wished to fight the upper class Konoha ninja.
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** Madara wishes to fight the upper class Konoha ninja.
** Madara's favourite phrase was {{translation|"Armour-sleeved single hit"|鎧袖一触|Gaishū Isshoku}}, which refers to defeating someone with a single blow.
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** Madara's favourite phrase is {{translation|"Armour-sleeved single hit"|鎧袖一触|Gaishū Isshoku}}, which refers to defeating someone with a single blow.
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
* (To [[Ōnoki]] and [[Mū]]) "''There is no alliance. From here on, you will obey Konoha! And never, ever say [[Hashirama Senju|that shinobi]]'s name around me!''"<ref name="chpt562"/>
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* (To [[Ōnoki]] and [[Mū]]) "''There is no alliance. From here on, you will obey Konoha! And never, ever say [[Hashirama Senju|that shinobi]]'s name around me!''"<ref name="C562P2" />
* (To [[Kurama]]) "''Nine-Tails, you are merely a momentary life, a temporary existence of coalesced energy… energy that once was a single, ultimate form! An unstable force, lacking in intelligence or sapience, you require a guide to show you purpose. That guide is the [[Uchiha]]! The tailed beasts are but slaves to those with blessed eyes. '''Obey!'''''"<ref name="Naruto568"/>
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* (To [[Hashirama Senju]]) "''While I walk towards my real dream, I'll enjoy fighting you.''"<ref name="c625p18">''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 18</ref>
* (To [[Obito]]) "''Listen… In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 8</ref>
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* (To [[Kurama]]) "''Nine-Tails, you are merely a momentary life, a temporary existence of coalesced energy… energy that once was a single, ultimate form! An unstable force, lacking in intelligence or sapience, you require a guide to show you purpose. That guide is the Uchiha! The tailed beasts are but slaves to those with blessed eyes. Obey!''"<ref name="Naruto568">''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 8</ref>
* (Last words to Obito before dying) "''Go… until the time… I revive…''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 17</ref>
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* (To [[Obito]]) "''This world is full of things that don't go as you wish. The longer you live the more you realise reality is just made of pain, suffering, and emptiness… Listen… In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 8</ref>
* (To Ōnoki) "''That is the cycle of life. How have you lived so long, yet learned nothing from our painful past?''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 3</ref>
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* (Last words to Obito before dying) "''Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 17</ref>
* (To and about [[Tsunade]]) "''As if a medic ninja like her could delay your death a few seconds. Your techniques are worthless if compared to those of Hashirama Senju."''<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 576, page 14</ref>
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* (To [[Tobirama]]) "''Hashirama's country was a shameful contradiction… Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearning for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something only humans can do. They're two sides of the same coin. To protect something… another must be sacrificed. That is, other than that of, say a dream world.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, page 12-13</ref>
* (To the five Kage) "''Well then… The complete Susanoo. It is said that anyone who has seen it dies. It would be a bit disgraceful to pull it out again… After withdrawing it once.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, page 4</ref>
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* (To Obito) "''I taught you that in order to control people, you need to use the darkness in their hearts. And if there's no darkness, then you just create it… […] From the bottom of your heart, you felt kindness and sympathy for others. […] Your deep feelings… …for Rin… …your comrades… …the Hokage and the shinobi… All you needed to do was to fall once, and all that would turn around into deep hatred for the world.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, page 9</ref>
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* (To [[Naruto]]) "''I just stopped the fate of this world. I freed people from pain, suffering, emptiness. […] Naruto… You're getting in the way of everyone's happiness. Our game ends here. I turned hell into heaven. You should understand… It's already over.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 678, page 13</ref>
   
 
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Please note that this is the Narutopedia's article on the character Madara Uchiha. If you are looking for the article on the character who used Madara's name then you should head to Obito Uchiha. For other uses, see Madara Uchiha (disambiguation)

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(うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara)

  • Second Six Paths (二人目の六道, Futarime no Rikudō)[2]
  • Saviour of this World (この世の救世主, Kono Yo no Kyūseishu)[3]
Debut
Manga Chapter #370
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #130
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
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Birthdate Astrological Sign Capricorn December 24 searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Male Male
Status Presumed Deceased
Height
  • Part II: 179 cm1.79 m
    5.873 ft
    70.472 in
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Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was a legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village and Madara was thought to have died at what would become known as the Valley of the End. He rewrote his death and went into hiding to work on his plans to end world conflict. Unable to complete it in his natural life, he entrusted his knowledge and plans to Obito Uchiha shortly before his death.

Background Edit

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Madara meeting Hashirama.

Madara was born during the Warring States Period as one of Tajima Uchiha's five sons. Madara and his brothers grew up on the battlefield waging constant war with the Uchiha's rivals: the Senju. Three of his brothers died young, leaving Madara with only his younger brother, Izuna. Madara and Izuna became very close through their shared loss and constantly competed with each other to get stronger.[4] This, combined with Madara's naturally strong chakra, enabled the young Madara to develop a defeat adult Senju in battle and develop a reputation as a genius.[5]

During his infrequent downtime, Madara met a boy his own age named Hashirama. The two quickly developed a friendly rivalry, be it skipping stones or urinating in rivers. Like Madara, Hashirama was also a shinobi who had lost brothers on the battlefield. Together they imagined a world where children like themselves wouldn't need to fight.[6] As a precaution, Madara and Hashirama did not divulge their family names, but nevertheless discovered each other's identities: Madara was an Uchiha, Hashirama was a Senju; it was their duty to kill each other, even if they were friends. Needing to choose between his family and his dreams of peace, Madara chose to end his friendship with Hashirama so he would have no reservations over killing him in the future, a resolve strong enough to awaken his Sharingan.[7]

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Madara and Hashirama clash on the battlefield.

Over the following years Madara and Hashirama continued to meet in combat. Madara could never defeat Hashirama - even after acquiring a Mangekyō Sharingan - and Hashirama could never bring himself to kill someone he still considered a friend. In time, both Madara and Hashirama became leaders of their respective clans.[8] Around this time, the Senju clan began dominating the Uchiha clan. At some point when this was obvious, Tobirama was able to defeat and wound Izuna in combat. Madara then rushed to Izuna's side to attempt to save him but also leaving himself vulnerable in the process. Hashirama, having both brothers at his mercy, but unable to severe his childhood friendship nor memories with Madara offered a truce to join the two clans, believing if the two most powerful clans joined forces, no other shinobi clans would be able to stand up to them and would stop selling their services to nations because it would mean suicide. Madara proceeded to accept the truce after recalling his childhood memories spent with Hashirama, however Izuna, having fallen victim to the Curse of Hatred, told Madara not to accept the truce because it would mean the end of the Uchiha clan. Madara then retreated using a smoke bomb to cover his tracks and attempted to save Izuna's life. Unfortunately, the wound inflicted on Izuna was fatal and he succumbed to the injury and died but now before leaving Madara his eyes. Around this time Hashirama, who again tried to broker a truce, sent Madara a cease-fire request that included a meeting place. Although some Uchiha found the offer increasingly tempting, Madara refused due to Izuna's death at the hands of Hashirama's own brother, Tobirama. Madara used Izuna's eyes in order to gain "eternal" Mangekyō Sharingan and restore his deteriorating vision. With this new power he waged one final assault against the Senju and was summarily defeated. Rather than kill Madara to bring the era of war to an end, Hashirama offered to kill himself if it would stop the fighting. Madara was moved by Hashirama's gesture and finally assented to peace.[9]

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Konohagakure is formed.

The Senju, the Uchiha, and all their affiliated clans came together to found a village of peace, where children would never need to die in battle. Madara and Hashirama, rekindling their childhood friendship, called that village Konohagakure.[10] But Madara's idea of peace differed from Hashirama's: where Hashirama envisioned cooperation with the other newly-formed villages, Madara desired control so the peace could never be lost, evidenced by his attacking Iwagakure's and Ōnoki so that they would submit to Konoha's authority.[11] When Hashirama was elected as Hokage, Konoha's leader, Madara also became concerned for the Uchiha's future, believing this to be but the first step in the Senju's dominance.[12]

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Madara with the Nine-Tails battling Hashirama

The Naka Shrine had been in the Uchiha's possession for generations and was brought with them when they settled in Konoha. Through careful study, Madara was able decipher enough of it to learn of the history of shinobi: of the endless cycle of failed peace and the destiny of battle between Uchiha and Senju, but also a means of unity for the world.[13] With this knowledge, Madara decided Konoha was a failed experiment. He tried to convince his own clan and even Hashirama of the same conclusion, but none would hear him.[14] Madara chose to abandon the village, returning with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox under his control to challenge Hashirama.[15] They fought to exhaustion, and from the carnage of their battle the Valley of the End was formed.[16] In the end, Madara, too tired to even keep his Sharingan activated, was killed by Hashirama.[17]

News of Madara's death spread fast and his corpse was secretly hidden to keep anyone from finding it and profiting from it. But Madara had planned ahead: he had scheduled an Izanagi to activate sometime after his death, changing reality to bring him back to life in exchange for his right eye's vision. He left a copy in place of his real body and went into hiding with a special trophy from his fight with Hashirama: a mouthful of Hashirama's flesh that he transplanted into his wounds. It was not until decades later, towards the end of Madara's natural life, that the cells had any effect, awakening the Rinnegan (in the process restoring his right eye). With the Rinnegan he was able to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, which he used to cultivate a mindless living clone of Hashirama from which he believed he had produced a White Zetsu Army.[18]

Over the years, Madara had perfected his plans for peace in what he called the Eye of the Moon Plan. But as his years waned, Madara knew he couldn't complete his plans in the time he had left. So he transplanted his Rinnegan into a young Nagato without the boy's knowing,[18] intending Nagato to someday use the eyes to restore Madara to life. If Nagato was to do this, however, Madara would need an agent to act on his behalf and guide Nagato towards this ultimate goal. Madara waited, connecting himself to Demonic Statue to keep him alive until someone could be found.[19]

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An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.

During the Third Shinobi World War, Madara found a badly injured Obito Uchiha. Madara used Hashirama's cells to replace Obito's damaged extremities and placed a Puppet-Master Seal in Obito's heart as a fail-safe in case Obito ever turned against him. Until then, Madara began working towards corrupting Obito. He had Kirigakure kidnap the girl Obito loved, Rin Nohara, and seal the Three-Tails into her. He then manipulated events so that Rin would die at the hand of Obito's friend, Kakashi Hatake, while Obito watched.[20] Driven to despair, Obito offered his services to Madara. Madara divulged to Obito the history of the Sage of the Six Paths and the Ten-Tails, the details of his Eye of the Moon Plan, and various techniques that Obito would need moving forward. As a final act, he left behind Black Zetsu - an infusion of he believed his will - to provide additional guidance to Obito if he ever needed it. With that, Madara disconnected from the Demonic Statue and, with his dying breath, entrusted Obito with his name: Madara Uchiha.[21]

Personality Edit

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The childhood dynamics between Madara and Hashirama.

Madara's childhood was a product of the times he lived in: the constant fighting made him a perfectionist that would keep at something until he mastered it, and his triumphs on the battlefield made him self-assured, confident and proud in his abilities and talent.[22] Whenever one of these personality traits was challenged, as they tended to be by Hashirama, Madara's competitive streak would emerge. Madara did not mind Hashirama's influence in this regard; he believed that the only way to survive in the shinobi world was to make allies with one's enemies.[23] His actions and beliefs were singularly focused on protecting Izuna, his younger and only surviving brother.[24] So long as he had Izuna, Madara was reasonable and kind, willing to make concessions for a perceived greater good.[25] Due to having spent much time in his childhood interacting with an outsider, Madara had not fallen victim to the Curse of Hatred as much as Izuna did and even considered accepting Hashirama's truce, only to be talked out of it by Izuna.

Hontō no Yume

Madara's descent into darkness.

Madara changed after Izuna's death. He became bitter towards the Senju, particularly Hashirama since he still had a brother. He embraced his clan's Curse of Hatred, opting to die for revenge rather than compromise or forgive.[26] Although he was briefly convinced to set aside his grief and try to replace Izuna with the collective family of Konoha, he could never shake the feeling that he was betraying Izuna's memory. The increasing isolation of himself and other Uchiha from village politics ultimately convinces him of this, causing him to fully break with any other attachments.

During his time as a Konoha shinobi, Madara did what he thought was in the best interest of the village. Unlike Hashirama's more compassionate influence, Madara took a more merciless and ruthless apporach, much like Sasuke Uchiha did after learning the truth about Itachi. This was shown when the the shinobi of Iwagakure only had purpose so long as they swore unwavering allegiance to Konoha and even though they were in a treaty, Madara demanded that they were to obey the village of Konoha first and foremost.[27] Despite having reformed his friendship with Hashirama, Madara apparently didn't like Hashirama's approach for peace and forbade anyone to mention Hashirama's name around him when negotiating peace. After he defects from Konoha, his priorities become centered around himself, manipulating countless others in order to satisfy his own goals and putting in place multiple layers of contingencies so that nobody could ever diverge from his own intentions. As he values only power and possesses so much of his own, Madara therefore does not like to waste it on unworthy causes or unchallenging opponents, claiming disgust when he is forced to.[28]

Madara loves fighting above all else: the sights, the sounds, even the taste of his own blood.[29] Yet he is very disciplined, calm and focused in a fight, never allowing his failed plans or attacks to upset him, never letting superior numbers or power intimidate him, and always willing to do whatever must be done to gain victory, even if he must "lower" himself with unbecoming tactics or excess displays. This makes him versatile in combat, ever willing and able to change tactics and exploit advantages. He is perfectly aware of his talents and does not feign modesty, bluntly stating when he is stronger than his opponents and belittling them when they continue to defy him. Conversely, if he is proven wrong or somebody poses a legitimate challenge to him, he will admit it, apologise for previous remarks if necessary, and if and when he gains the upper hand, he will not drag out his opponent's suffering.[30]

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Madara's reaction after sensing Hashirama's chakra.

The one exception Madara makes is Hashirama. Their years of rivalry left Madara with competing feelings of respect and resentment for Hashirama. He hates to hear Hashirama's name and at the same time grows excited at the prospect of fighting him.[27][31] Madara considers Hashirama the only opponent worthy of his time and will gladly postpone his own plans if it means prolonging his time to fight with Hashirama.[32]

In his later years, after he develops his Eye of the Moon Plan, Madara becomes pessimistic about human nature, believing the cycle of battle to be inescapable.[33] He also came to believe that humanity and the world are incapable of changing from what they were in the past.[34] The current, "worthless" reality, he believes, is built too much on the idea of winning and losing. For this reason he is deeply committed to his plan, so much that he will prematurely end a fight he is enjoying or kill any threat, even his own clansmen, for the sake of its success.

Appearance Edit

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Madara as a child.

Madara was a light-skinned man with spiky, black hair that had a slight blue tint to it. In his childhood, his hair was chin-length that parted to frame the sides of his face. His casual attire consisted of a blue long sleeve shirt and white pants. While on the battlefield he wore the standard Uchiha outfit: a black shirt with a high-collar left slightly open and the clan's crest on its back, with blue pants and bandages around his shins. Around his waist he had a white sash that held a sack, presumably containing his ninja tools.[4] Later, his sash was replaced by a belt, adorned with pouches and various weapons. He also wore another sash strapped across his shoulders which he used to hold his swords.[35]

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Madara as he appeared during Konoha's founding.

When he reaches adulthood, Madara let his hair grow to waist-length with shoulder-length bangs framing the sides of his face, covering most of his right eye. Although still relatively young, more prominent creases had developed under each of his eyes. At times, he wore maroon armour with numerous metal plates, forming protective guards along his chest, waist, shoulders and thighs. Most of the time, however, he continued wearing the same basic Uchiha outfit: a black high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and a simple, light-brown obi and a belt.[36] During battle, he often carried an orange-brown gunbai which had a long black chain running up it. The anime also shows him wearing a metal belt, as well as a brown leather sash to hold some of his other weapons, and a pair of belt sashes to hold two of his swords.

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Madara in his old age.

In his old age, Madara became extremely worn and emaciated, with his hair turned thin and white. He wore a simple black outfit and used his kama as a makeshift cane.[37][38] When Madara was reincarnated his body's youth was restored, albeit with the generic effect of gaining grey sclerae and minor cracks all over his body. These disappear once he is properly revived.

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Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.

After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara had dark red hair and grey-coloured skin, and he became enveloped by a cloak of chakra that stabilised into physical clothing: a full-bodied black garment with black pants, gloves, and boots, over which he wore a flowing white robe with six black magatama markings across his chest and the familiar pattern of a black Rinnegan and nine black magatama markings in rows of three on his back. A grey horn-like protrusions grew out of his left temple and overlapped his forehead akin to a protector with an upward-curve on the right temple, giving him an overall appearance very similar to that of the Sage of the Six Paths. After absorbing the Shinju produced by Obito, Madara obtained additional black magatama markings around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe. After regaining both of his true eyes and flying close to the moon, he developed a third eye on his forehead, snapping off his horn to reveal it. Like Kaguya's, its eyelids part vertically.

Abilities Edit

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Madara clashing with Hashirama.

Madara was recognised as the most powerful member of the Uchiha Clan and one of the most gifted shinobi in history.[39][40] Even as a child he was regarded as a prodigy, as he was able to kill several adult Senju before he awakened his Sharingan.[41] History remembers him best for being able to compete with Hashirama Senju, a "God of Shinobi".[42][43][44][45] For this reason, when Obito began operating under Madara's name, the mere threat of Madara's power had caused the Five Great Shinobi Countries, including the normally neutral Land of Iron, to band together and trigger the Fourth Shinobi World War.[46][47][48] After being brought back from death, he at different times proved himself more than a match for the five Kage and all nine tailed beasts, defeating all of them with ease and without need of his full power.

Chakra Edit

Madara was noted to have been born with extremely powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.[35] This is partly because he is an inheritor of the chakra of Indra.[49] His reserves are so large that he could fight nonstop for twenty-four hours.[50] Even in his old age he had enough chakra to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from its cage in the moon.[51] His skilled chakra control allows him to perform complicated jutsu with only a single hand seal, as well as quickly absorb and synchronise senjutsu chakra with his own without adverse effects.[52]

Sensory Perception Edit

Madara was an adept sensor type, and could detect and recognise chakra signatures from great distances.[31] His sensory skills were refined enough to determine a person's clan and the nature of their kekkei genkai, and even differentiate species.[53] When amplified with senjutsu chakra, his sensory abilities were enough that he could fight without eyes, locating targets and dodging attacks through sense alone.[54]

Taijutsu Edit

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An unarmed Madara overwhelms the Allied Shinobi.

Although he relies primarily on his ninjutsu, Madara is skilled with taijutsu as well. During his confrontation with the Fourth Division, he easily tears through hundreds of opposing soldiers, disarming many and dodging attacks from multiple directions. Offensively he can strike with precision before his opponent has a chance to react and overpower individuals twice his size.[55] His pain tolerance is unusually high, as he did not flinch after having his arm stabbed all the way through or subsequently amputated.[52]

Ninjutsu Edit

Madara was well-versed in a variety of ninjutsu styles: he could place a juinjutsu on a target powerful enough to restrict their actions;[56] he could perform fūinjutsu strong enough to seal the Ten-Tails;[57] he could produce a barrier using his gunbai.[58] Through an unorthodox use of the Shadow Clone Technique, Madara was able to fake his death, having a clone take the place of his corpse.[59]

Bukijutsu Edit

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Madara wielding his gunbai.

Madara has practiced with a variety of different weapons. In his personal collection are seen giant shuriken, a kama, chains with weights, a kusarigama,[60] spear,[61] tantō,[62] smoke bomb[63] and hand-held shuriken.[64][65] He has carried swords at different times in his life and has demonstrated proficiency with a blade on the few occasions he's actually been seen using one. His trademark weapon is his gunbai, with which he can shield himself and redirect attacks, or utilise it as an ordinary weapon, wielding it as a mace or flail.[66] With his gunbai he can slice through the giant roots of the Shinju.[67]

Nature Transformation Edit

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Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.

As an Uchiha, Madara has a natural affinity for Fire Release, whether to incinerate forests, produce a wall of flames - which required the combined efforts of several Water Release users to repel - or cover an area with ash to act as a smokescreen.[68] In the anime, Madara could create powerful gusts with his gunbai to repel an entire platoon.[69] Later in his life, he demonstrates uses of Yin-Yang Release, such as amplifying the White Zetsu or pouring his will into chakra receivers to restrict and control those he has embedded with them.[70]

Over time, Madara gained access to other nature types. After acquiring some of Hashirama's DNA, he is able to perform Wood Release, a simultaneous mixture of Earth and Water Release.[71][72] His skill with it is comparable to Hashirama himself,[73][74] and Madara can create gigantic flowering trees, whose pollen can render a foe unconscious.[75] massive forests,[76] Even a complete Susanoo could be overwhelmed by the sheer force of the wooden roots and branches Madara could create with either technique.[77] wood clones, and even a large wooden dragons to bind large targets like the tailed beasts and drain their chakra.[78] In addition, it can also drain chakra at a fast enough rate to prevent them from using Chakra Absorption Techniques, as well as ninjutsu and genjutsu.[79] By using Hashirama's cells, Madara could produce roots from his body to connect to and gain limited control of the Ten-Tails.[80] After he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, he is shown using other chakra natures: first lightning, and shortly after that Storm Release, a mixture of Lightning and Water Release.[81]

Dōjutsu Edit

Sharingan Edit

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Madara's Sharingan.

Madara first awakened his Sharingan as a child.[7] Initially each eye had one tomoe, but by adulthood his Sharingan had full developed and he could keep them active near-constantly. The Sharingan offers him increased clarity, enough to tell a wood clone from the original, and enable him to see and differentiate chakra.

With the Sharingan, Madara can place targets under various genjutsu after brief eye-contact to either paralyse them or relay information.[82] This even lets him control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox which, once he has summoned it, gives him a powerful tool in battle. He is able to perform Izanagi to temporarily alter reality, as seen when he programmed one of his eyes to activate after his death, resurrecting him altogether.[59]

Mangekyō Sharingan Edit

Madara's Initial Mangekyo

Madara's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Madara and Izuna were the first Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan. Madara's Mangekyō form appeared as three large tomoe with circles at their tops overlapping each other at the bottoms and encircling the pupil. Madara's Mangekyō possesses a rare "Straight Tomoe" (直巴, Choku Tomoe), which grants him an even higher capability of reading and predicting his opponents' movements. When his eyesight began deteriorating from overuse, he replaced his eyes with Izuna's, restoring his vision and giving him the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.[83] In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of Madara's and Izuna's: Madara's in the foreground with Izuna's thick straight lines stretching outward from just underneath. Madara is able to use his techniques even while not having any eyes.[84]

Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan

Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.

Having awakened the power of both his Mangekyō, Madara can use Susanoo. He does not need to fully manifest it to benefit from its use: with just its ribcage he can withstand an Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan,[85] and he can perform attacks with only its upper half. When fully produced, Madara would hover within Susanoo to grant him greater range of movement.[86] His Susanoo wields up to two (four in the anime) undulating blades that can be thrown, then maintained and controlled remotely.[87] Madara can also produce Yasaka Magatama of varying sizes.[88]

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Madara's final Susanoo stabilised.

Madara's experience with Susanoo allows him to fully stabilise its form, causing it to resemble a tengu with outer armour that is nearly impenetrable.[89] Its secondary pair of arms wield sheathed katana with which it was able to bisect two mountains while obliterating the meteors he had summoned before.[90] According to Madara, the full power of his stabilised perfect Susanoo is comparable to that of the tailed beasts, and no one had lived to see it a second time.[91] When first used against Hashirama Senju, it was able to briefly overpower the Wood Release: Wood Human Technique and create a massive crater when clashing against it.[92] Madara was able to shape Susanoo as an armour to clad the Nine-Tails, protecting it from chakra absorption techniques.[93] The formation of his Perfect Susanoo distorts the very air around him, so much so that it completely freed him from Gaara's Sand Binding Coffin.

Madara is knowledgeable of other Mangekyō techniques, or at least able to discern their mechanics after only brief observation. Upon taking Kakashi Hatake's Mangekyō Sharingan during the Fourth Shinobi World War, he was immediately able to use Kamui for the brief period of time he possessed the eye.

Rinnegan Edit

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Madara's Rinnegan.

Many years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara awakened the Rinnegan.[18] Because they are originally his eyes, only he can use them to their fullest power.[94] He is able to switch back and forth between his Rinnegan and Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. With the Rinnegan, Madara can use all of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique[95] and can use techniques derived from them, such as the Preta Path to absorb chakra.[96] He can also use the Deva Path to perform Chibaku Tensei on a massive scale. [97] With the Outer Path, he can use the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique[98] and he can use chakra chains to fully restrain all nine tailed beasts.[99] Madara can combine the power of his Rinnegan with the power of his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan for other techniques.[100]

When brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara was unable to access all of his Rinnegan abilities. It was only after being revived that he could summon and control the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, suspend targets in the air,[101] and generate a corporeal invisible shadow to aid him in battle, which was powerful enough to knock down all nine tailed beasts.[102] Upon regaining both of his Rinnegan, Madara was able to produce up to four shadows to aid him.[103]

Third Rinnegan

Madara's third Rinnegan.

After regaining both his Rinnegan and becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara awakened a third Rinnegan on his forehead, much like that of Kaguya and the Ten-Tails' single eye. Unlike his dual Rinnegan, this eye is red instead of purple and bears nine black tomoe.[104] With this eye, he could cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi.

Intelligence Edit

Madara's years of experience on the battlefield have honed his strategic ingenuity. When going into a fight, he can quickly devise a number of approaches so that, should one approach prove ineffective, he can switch to another immediately. The more time he spends against a particular opponent, the less need he has for these backup tactics, as he eventually can both predict what they will do and identify literal or psychological weaknesses for him to exploit. In addition to his sheer adaptability, Madara is simply knowledgeable of a large variety of individuals and abilities, allowing him to identify jutsu as soon as they are performed and react with the most appropriate counter to them.

Body Modifications Edit

Madara's Body Modifications

A replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's chest.

In addition to amplified chakra and Wood Release, Hashirama's DNA that he infused into himself gave Madara regenerative powers, allowing him to heal most injuries in seconds.[105] Should he lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he can immediately replace it with the special material that make up the Zetsu clones.[106] When reincarnated, Kabuto Yakushi modified Madara's body "beyond his physical and combat prime", restoring his youth and health while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age.[107] Hashirama's abilities are granted to him through a pale replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's left pectoral region,[108] a result of Kabuto's modifications.[109]

After being properly revived, he was able to store senjutsu chakra in his Hashirama implant, causing it to develop Sage Mode markings.[110] Although he doesn't have direct access to Sage Mode, he gains certain benefits of the form, such as heightened sensory, as well as regenerative abilities and increased durability.

Jinchūriki Transformations Edit

Main article: Jinchūriki Forms

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Madara's jinchūriki transformation.

Madara sealed the Ten-Tails into his body shortly after Obito's own failed effort. Madara was noted to have obtained more power than Obito did, and likewise did not need to go through an adjustment period to gain control of it.[111] He becomes faster than the Flying Thunder God Technique and Kamui,[112] and durable enough to survive even the Night Guy. His regenerative powers are enough to survive bisection,[113] causing Madara to declare himself immortal.[114]

In this form, Madara can fly. He is also able to utilise the Ten-Tails' natural energy to perform senjutsu, enhancing his various techniques. His main weapons are the Truth-Seeking Balls, ten black orbs comprised of at least four nature transformations and imbued with natural energy, which generally floated behind him in a halo-like formation.[114] The black chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as protective barriers and various weapons, including a shakujō with a crescent-shaped curve. With his complete control over the Ten-Tails' power, Madara can apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu the balls come in contact with. Most crucially to Madara's purposes, he was able to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi as well as God: Nativity of a World of Trees.

Other Skills Edit

Madara was a researcher, having experimented and cultivated a mindless clone flower through the Demonic Statue of Outer Path and from it create a life-support system to extend his life.[115] He also had medical skills, able to effectively transplant eyes, treated a severely injured body, and replace destroyed body portions with the White Zetsu matter.[116]

Part II Edit

Confining the Jinchūriki Arc Edit

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The contents of the sixth coffin.

Tobi, acting under Madara's name, moves into the final stages of the Eye of the Moon Plan by initiating a Fourth Shinobi World War. Before the war's start, Kabuto Yakushi approaches Tobi to try and form an alliance. When Tobi refuses, Kabuto resurrected Madara to show he knew that Tobi was not the true Madara and forced him to accept.[117] Tobi reluctantly agrees and Kabuto de-summons Madara.[118]

Shinobi World War Arc Edit

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Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.

When the war begins, Kabuto tries to hold off using Madara in battle, wishing to save him as a trump card. When all of his other resurrected ninja are defeated by the Allied Shinobi Forces, Kabuto's hand is forced. Using as a medium, Kabuto summons Madara to the location of the Fourth Division. When he first becomes aware of his surroundings, Madara believes he has finally been brought back with Nagato's Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique. When he realises that he instead has been brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara demands an explanation. Speaking through Mū, Kabuto introduces himself and explains recent developments in the world and Tobi's current actions. After pointing out that he has restored Madara to a state beyond his prime, Kabuto requests a demonstration of Madara's legendary abilities.

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Madara unleashes his Susanoo.

Madara tears through the Fourth Division, commandeering a sword from one of its members to begin the slow work of thinning their numbers. Initial attempts to stop Madara fail as he protects himself with Susanoo. When the Fifth Kazekage, Third Tsuchikage, and one of Naruto Uzumaki's shadow clones combine efforts, Madara is forced to use activate his Rinnegan and absorb the attack. Kabuto attempts to take credit for his performance, to which Madara responds by pulling an enormous meteorite down from the atmosphere. When the Tsuchikage tries to stop it, Madara adds a second meteorite to his attack, both of which fall upon and devastate the Fourth Division.

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Madara using the Wood Release.

With most of the Fourth Division dead, Madara questions Kabuto about just how far off-plan Tobi has gone. Because Kabuto doesn't actually know much about the plan, Madara is left to check things for himself: he tries to summon the Nine-Tails, but discovers it's sealed in a jinchūriki, specifically Naruto. He attacks Naruto's shadow clone with Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees which Naruto counters. This, however, exhausts the shadow clone. Madara moves in to finish off it and the other survivors, but is repelled by the arrival of the Fifth Hokage, the Fifth Mizukage, and the Fourth Raikage.

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Madara and Mū face Ōnoki and A.

The five Kage combine forces against Madara and propel him from the immediate area. By the time he returns, Naruto shadow clone is gone and the five Kage remain his only opponents. The battle proceeds for some time, with Madara equaling and besting the Kage's efforts most of the time. When he was hit with the Tsuchikage's Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique, some of Madara's armor is torn away, revealing the implant of Hashirama's face on his chest.

Gokage vs 25 Susanoo

Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.

Madara laments Hashirama's legacy that these Kage have inherited, having been completely unimpressed by their attacks, particularly those of the Hokage, Hashirama's granddaughter. With his interest in the battle dwindling, Madara tries to inject some fun back into the fight by creating twenty-five copies of himself, five for each Kage. Each clone also activates Suasnoo. By nightfall, the Kage are still alive and are able to pool their efforts so successfully that he is nearly sealed. Finally impressed by their display, Madara responds by summoning his perfected Susanoo and using it to best their efforts. Before he can use it to kill the Kage, his Susanoo starts to fade and Madara is engulfed in light.

Madara's soul1

Madara's soul remains intact.

Madara realises that Kabuto has elsewhere released him from the Impure World Reincarnation and his soul is returning to the afterlife. Madara responds by performing the hand seals to release his contract with the technique, allowing him to return to his immortal body. Now able to do whatever he likes and bored with the Kage, Madara decides to go find Naruto and reclaim the Nine-Tails. The Kage block his escape.

Ten-Tails Revival Arc Edit

Obito and Madara

Madara reunites with Obito.

In an unseen battle, Madara leaves the Kage in near-death conditions and tracks down Obito. He finds him engaged in combat with Naruto, Killer B (the jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails), Kakashi Hatake, and Might Guy. Also nearby is the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, in the process of undergoing an premature revival into the Ten-Tails. Madara scolds Obito for being too hasty. Obito returns Madara's gunbai to him, which Madara proceeds to use to try and take the Eight and Nine-Tails before the Demonic Statue completes its metamorphosis. He creates a wood dragon to attack Naruto and B, but is blocked by Guy's Daytime Tiger. Before he can recover the Ten-Tails is revived, forcing Madara to make do.

Madara&Obito vs. Shinobi Alliance

Madara and Obito prepare to face off against the Allied Forces.

Madara and Obito leap onto the Ten-Tails' head and connect themselves to it, granting them control of its actions. Their four opponents put up a resistance but are no match for the Ten-Tails' power. Before the Ten-Tails can finish them off, however, the combined Allied Shinobi Forces arrive to join the fight, deflecting the Ten-Tails attack. They proceed to join forces to immobilise the Ten-Tails, making it an easy target. The Ten-Tails undergoes a new transformation before their attacks can connect, freeing it and letting it block the incoming attacks.

Obito and Madara get seperated from the Ten-Tails

Madara and Obito are separated from the Ten-Tails.

Though the immediate problem is solved, Madara realises there's another issue: the Allies are being coordinated too effectively. He and Obito direct the Ten-Tails to attack the distant Allied HQ, something that takes several Tailed Beast Balls due to their lack of control, which Madara attributes to Obito's failure to revive him correctly. Although the Allies' "brain" is dead, the Allies are given one final battle plan in the time it takes the Ten-Tails to hit its target. They try to thin the Allies' numbers before they can get into position and, when that fails, block against the oncoming attack, but the combined forces manage to break through and separate Obito and Madara from the Ten-Tails.

With the Ten-Tails now out of his control, Obito and Madara must fend for themselves. Obito disappears to the other dimension, forcing Madara to start attacking the Allied Shinobi directly. While he does so, he also senses that Hashirama has elsewhere been brought back to life. Excited at the prospect of fighting his rival again, Madara eagerly awaits his arrival. When he gets there, though, Hashirama only sends a wood clone to face him, being too busy restraining the Ten-Tails. Madara decides to sit out the fight until the real Hashirama is ready. When the wood clone persists, Madara easily defeats it.

Madara reviving

Madara enacts his ploy to revive himself.

Madara later senses Obito's return to the battlefield and decides to activate one of his fail-safes, activating chakra receivers planted in Obito to force him to finally revive Madara. Obito resists and instead seals the Ten-Tails into himself. Though he's frustrated by this setback, Hashirama is no longer preoccupied, so Madara forces him into a fight. As their battle rages, Hashirama tries to convince Madara to postpone, but Madara repeatedly refuses. Nevertheless, he keeps track of Obito's progress and growing control of the Ten-Tails' power, marking each step nearer the Eye of the Moon Plan's completion.

Madara revived

Madara is revived by Obito via the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.

Ultimately, Obito is defeated, the tailed beasts that make up the Ten-Tails removed from his body. Madara is also restrained by Hashirama and the Allied Forces move in to seal him. Before they can do so, Madara puts another fail-safe into effect: Black Zetsu, with whom he has been in contact ever since he was reincarnated, takes control of Obito's body and forces him to revive Madara. Restored to life, Madara breaks free of his restraints and expresses his thrill to finally feel the thrill of battle again.

Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc Edit

Madara targets Biju

Madara prepares to capture the tailed beasts.

Though he's alive again, his reincarnated eyes deteriorated into nothing as Madara forfeited his real eyes during his life. To compensate for his blindness, he immobilizes Hashirama with chakra receivers and absorbs his senjutsu chakra, augmenting Madara's senses to continue fighting effectively. As other attackers converge on him, Madara goes after the freed tailed beasts. The One-Tail tries to seal Madara, but he breaks free with Susanoo. He is immediately met by a combined attack from all nine beasts. He escapes, but loses an arm. While he regroups he is approached by a Zetsu that has brought him the Rinnegan Obito kept in storage. Madara takes this and one of the Zetsu's arms, allowing him start round two.

Madara stabs Sasuke

Madara fatally injures Sasuke.

Madara summons the Demonic Statue from Obito's body and uses Limbo: Border Jail to repel the nine beasts. Before they can recover, he seals all of them into the Demonic Statue, including those sealed in Naruto and B. While the Demonic Statue undergoes its transformation into the Ten-Tails again, Madara asks the Zetsu how Black Zetsu is faring with taking his remaining Rinnegan back from Obito. Tobirama Senju, having been reincarnated alongside Hashirama, attacks him immediately afterwards, whom he dodges and restrains. Sasuke also attacks him. Having already warned Sasuke once, Madara turns his own sword against Sasuke and fatally stabs him.

Obito shoves his hand into Madara

Madara is impaled by Obito Uchiha.

With nobody left to oppose him, Madara seals the Ten-Tails into himself once its resurrection is complete. Pleased with himself, Madara sets off to regain his other Rinnegan. Along the way he spits the Benihisago and Kohaku no Jōhei from his mouth, Obito having used both as part of his premature revival method. When he arrives at Black Zetsu's location he discovers that Obito has regained control of his body. Madara tries to reason with Obito, reminding him of all they planned and insisting on the impending effectiveness of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Rather than be convinced, Obito stabs Madara and manages to steal fragments of the One-Tail's and Eight-Tails' chakra from him before using Kamui to escape with Naruto.

Guy hits Madara

Madara is hit by a devastating blow from Might Guy.

Madara tries to decide what to do next. He is confronted by Might Guy, a master of taijutsu, which is one of the only effective attacks against Madara in his new form. Guy opens all Eight Gates and hits Madara with Evening Elephant. Madara is taken by surprise and tries to defend himself, but other Allied Shinobi are able to remove his Truth-Seeking Ball before he can do so. Madara is visibly battered by not beaten, forcing Guy to use Night Guy. Madara is nearly killed, something so impressive that he offers to put Guy, dying slowly as a side-effect of the attack, out of his misery. His attack is stopped by Naruto, now recovered from the earlier removal of the Nine-Tails.

Madara takes off Kakashi's eye

Madara steals Kakashi's left eye.

As Naruto goes on the offensive, Madara realises he has gained some new power that is inexplicably a match for his own. After a volley of attacks, Naruto sends Madara through the recreation of the Shinju's giant tree form, a remnant of Obito's earlier battle. The tree communicates with Madara and tells him to absorb it. He does so and becomes stronger, but is met with a new problem: Sasuke, healed from his injuries, has joined forces with Naruto and is also in possession of new abilities. Despite Madara's efforts he can do nothing against them. Knowing he needs his other Rinnegan if he's to end the fight, Madara takes Kakshi Hatake's Mangekyō Sharingan and uses it to go after Obito. He stops Sakura Haruno from destroying the Rinnegan, to which Obito responds by sending her back to the real world so Madara can't kill her.

Mugen Tsukuyomi

Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi.

Obito is too weak to escape. To give Obito some final words, Madara first congratulates him for removing the Puppet-Master Seal he had placed on him. He also reveals his role in the death of Rin Nohara, in doing so admitting that he's been manipulating Obito from the start. With that, Madara takes back his Rinngean, giving Obito the Mangekyō Sharingan he no longer needs. Black Zetsu uses Obito's body to perform Kamui and return them to the real world. Naruto and Sasuke move to attack him as soon as he Madara appears, so Madara delays them multiple Chibaku Tensei. He flies into the sky and a third Rinnegan, which he uses to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi on the moon. The entire world is trapped in a dream and then wrapped into Madara's God: Nativity of a World of Trees.

Black Zetsu stabs Madara

Madara is stabbed by Black Zetsu.

Sasuke is able to save Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Seeing them, Madara announcing himself the world's savior, one who has saved the world from itself by replacing the hells of reality with the heavens of dreams. While he is proselytizing, Black Zetsu stabs him in the back. Black Zetsu reveals that it has never served Madara, but rather Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, and that it has manipulated him for decades in order to bring about her revival. Black Zetsu transfers from Obito's body to Madara's, causing him to start absorbing the chakra of those trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi. After dramatically increasing in size, Madara is covered completely by Black Zetsu, and shrinks down until a revived Kaguya is revealed in his stead.

Later, the reincarnated Hokage find Madara's lower half. Not understanding what has happened, they contemplate bringing him back with the Impure World Reincarnation so they can ask him. When Hashirama refuses because it would require a human sacrifice, the spirit of the Sage of the Six Paths - Kaguya's son - emerges from Madara's remains, praising Hashirama for his kindness.

Legacy Edit

After his initial death, Madara's greatest lasting influence was in Obito's actions, who used Madara's knowledge to create Akatsuki. Several years later, when Obito began operating under Madara's name, the mere possibility that he was truly Madara was enough to unify the ninja of the Five Great Shinobi Countries and trigger the Fourth Great Shinobi World War.[118]

Madara's actions during life, and even those subsequent actions of Obito, would end up having disastrous effects for the Uchiha clan. Following Madara's betrayal of Konoha, the Uchiha were entirely isolated from any form of control over Konoha's future, chiefly because of the actions of Tobirama Senju. At the time, some Uchiha saw this as proof of what Madara always feared, but the fears subsided with time. Years later, when Obito causes the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha, Konoha once again becomes suspicious of the Uchiha and the Uchiha once again feel wronged. This time, however, their discontent does not subside. When the Uchiha begin planning to overthrow Konoha, the upper echelons of Konoha's government instead order the Uchiha Clan Massacre.

Video Games Edit

Madara Uchiha is a playable character in the following video games:

Game name Japanese release English release
J-Stars Victory VS 19 March 2014
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 18 April 2013 5 March 2013
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 11 September 2014 16 September 2014

Trivia Edit

  • "Madara" (斑) can be translated as "spots".
  • Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Madara show that he was 143.5cm when he met Hashirama.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Madara's hobby is falconry.
    • Madara's favourite food is inarizushi, while his least favourite is roe.
    • Madara wishes to fight the upper class Konoha ninja.
    • Madara's favourite phrase is "Armour-sleeved single hit" (鎧袖一触, Gaishū Isshoku), which refers to defeating someone with a single blow.

Quotes Edit

  • (To Ōnoki and ) "There is no alliance. From here on, you will obey Konoha! And never, ever say that shinobi's name around me!"[27]
  • (To Hashirama Senju) "While I walk towards my real dream, I'll enjoy fighting you."[119]
  • (To Kurama) "Nine-Tails, you are merely a momentary life, a temporary existence of coalesced energy… energy that once was a single, ultimate form! An unstable force, lacking in intelligence or sapience, you require a guide to show you purpose. That guide is the Uchiha! The tailed beasts are but slaves to those with blessed eyes. Obey!"[120]
  • (To Obito) "This world is full of things that don't go as you wish. The longer you live the more you realise reality is just made of pain, suffering, and emptiness… Listen… In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love."[121]
  • (Last words to Obito before dying) "Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha."[122]
  • (To Tobirama) "Hashirama's country was a shameful contradiction… Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearning for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something only humans can do. They're two sides of the same coin. To protect something… another must be sacrificed. That is, other than that of, say a dream world."[123]
  • (To Obito) "I taught you that in order to control people, you need to use the darkness in their hearts. And if there's no darkness, then you just create it… […] From the bottom of your heart, you felt kindness and sympathy for others. […] Your deep feelings… …for Rin… …your comrades… …the Hokage and the shinobi… All you needed to do was to fall once, and all that would turn around into deep hatred for the world."[124]
  • (To Naruto) "I just stopped the fate of this world. I freed people from pain, suffering, emptiness. […] Naruto… You're getting in the way of everyone's happiness. Our game ends here. I turned hell into heaven. You should understand… It's already over."[125]

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