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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 /> He eventually came to an impasse with Hashirama, and defected from the village. He was later seemingly killed by his rival at the battle at the [[Valley of the End]], but in fact went into hiding to begin his decades-long plot, known as the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], which was continued by [[Obito Uchiha]] who later joined him. Madara was eventually [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] by [[Kabuto Yakushi]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], and becomes one of the main 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]] and a reincarnation of [[Indra Ōtsutsuki]]. 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, a conflict that ended in Madara's death. 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 second death. Years later, Madara would be [[Outer Path Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]], only to see his plans foiled before dying one final time.
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
[[File:Hashirama and Madara as kids.png|thumb|left|Madara meeting Hashirama.]]
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[[File:madara and hasirama2.png|thumb|left|Madara meeting Hashirama.]]
Before the era of ninja villages, Madara was considered one of the most gifted members of the Uchiha clan alongside his younger brother [[Izuna Uchiha]]. Madara also competed with Izuna as training. Even by his clan's standards, Madara's chakra was especially strong.<ref name="chpt398">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 18</ref> As a child, Madara met [[Hashirama Senju]] for the first time and became rivals at skipping stones. With their first meeting cut short after discovering the body of a member of the [[Hagoromo clan]], the two would later meet again and Madara questioned Hashirama revealed that his [[Itama Senju|brother]] had been killed in battle. Telling Hashirama that he himself once had four brothers, the pair discussed the prospect of peace for the world. It was here that Madara was finally able to skip his rock to the other side of the river.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622</ref> As they grew older, Madara's rivalry with Hashirama increased,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 16-17</ref> and the two would meet by the riverbank, where they would spar and talk about changing the future. On one such occasion, Hashirama brought up the prospect of creating a village where children would not be sent to war and could grow up to be strong warriors.<ref name="ch623">''Naruto'' chapter 623</ref>
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Madara was born during the [[Warring States Period]], the eldest 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 defeat adult Senju in battle and develop a reputation as a genius.<ref name="C398P18">Chapter 398, page 18</ref>
   
[[File:Madara awakens his sharingan.png|thumb|left|Madara awakens his Sharingan.]]
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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 his brothers on the battlefield. Together they imagined a world where children like themselves wouldn't need to fight.<ref>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">Chapter 624, page 8</ref>
These meetings were not to last, however, as Madara's father [[Tajima]] soon found out about the two boys meeting and planned an ambush. However, the two boys warned one another in time, and as they fled, their fathers and brothers confront one another.<ref name="ch623"/> After the initial scuffle, Madara and Hashirama intervened, getting between their respective families. Madara, realising that he had to chose between Hashirama and their dream or his family, regretfully decided to end his friendship with the young Senju, determined to protect his brother Izuna. Hashirama tried to make Madara reconsider, but Madara refused to let go of his anger for the Senju. He announced his full name to Hashirama, awakening his Sharingan.<ref name="ch624">''Naruto'' chapter 624</ref>
 
   
[[File:Hashirama and madara clash.png|thumb|Madara and Hashirama clash on the battlefield.]]
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{{imgRight|Hashirama VS Madara.png|Madara and Hashirama clash on the battlefield.}}
From then on, Madara would constantly battle Hashirama with the intent of erasing him from his past.<ref name="ch624"/> Eventually, he and Izuna awakened the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. With their newly obtained power, the two brothers became the head of the clan, with Madara becoming its leader.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 6</ref> Sometime afterwards, Madara and Izuna fought Hashirama and Tobirama, where Izuna was mortally wounded by Tobirama. Madara retreated and Izuna died from his wounds but left Madara his eyes, granting him the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 16</ref> Madara later confronted Hashirama again with his new found ocular prowess, but nonetheless, after a day-long battle, he was finally defeated. Noting that he could not trust them any more, Madara told Hashirama that the only way to regain this trust was to either kill himself or his brother.<ref name="ch624"/> When Hashirama resolved to kill himself, Madara stopped him, noting his courage and accepted the truce.<ref name="ch625">''Naruto'' chapter 625</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, a position Hashirama tried to use to broker peace between them.<ref name="c386p6">Chapter 386, page 6</ref> Although some Uchiha found the offer increasingly tempting, Madara refused due to Izuna's death at the hands of Hashirama's own brother, [[Tobirama]]. Despite this, some Uchiha defected over to the Senju clan out of self-preservation. Madara then 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>Chapter 625, pages 4-5</ref>
   
[[File:UchihaSenjuTruce.png|thumb|left|Konohagakure is formed.]]
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[[File:Senju & Uchiha truce.png|thumb|left|Konohagakure is formed.]]
The Senju, the Uchiha, and all the clans they had conquered came together to form the ninja village Madara and Hashirama once dreamed of together.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 10</ref> Ultimately, it was Madara who named the village Konohagakure. Madara's relationship with Hashirama steadily became much like from their childhood, sharing their ideas and hopes. When Hashirama told Madara about the plans for the village leader, who would be known as the Hokage, he wished to give the title of Hokage to Madara. Tobirama, however, noted that this should be a democratic decision and not a unilateral one, citing that in any case, the villagers would never accept Madara as such.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 18</ref> Madara, who was spying on the Senju siblings, began to grow uneasy from this lack of trust, doubting the worth of this village.<ref name="ch625"/> 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 name="c575p101">''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 10-11</ref>
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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">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">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>Chapter 625, page 19</ref>
   
Later, Hashirama would instead be elected as Hokage and at the [[Naka Shrine]], Hashirama expressed his wish that Madara inherit the title of Second Hokage once the villagers started seeing him in another light, however, Madara noted that Tobirama would more than likely inherit that title, and that when he did, it would not bode well for the Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 19</ref> Later meeting in the [[Naka Shrine]], Madara told Hashirama his intent on leaving the village and he had [[Eye of the Moon Plan|a plan]] to make his dream become a reality while at the same time, falling victim to the Curse of Hatred once again.<ref name="ch625"/> Hashirama tried to convince Madara to let him help his childhood friend, but Madara scoffed at Hashirama's attempt to follow him, saying that no one can get behind him.<ref name="ch626">''Naruto'' chapter 626</ref>
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[[File:Hashirama vs Madara.png|thumb|Madara with the Nine-Tails battling Hashirama]]
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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>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>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>Chapter 399, page 9</ref> They fought to exhaustion, and from the carnage of their battle the [[Valley of the End]] was formed.<ref>Chapter 399, pages 11-13</ref> In the end, Madara, too tired to even keep his Sharingan activated, was killed by Hashirama.<ref>Chapter 626, page 14-16</ref>
   
[[File:Hashirama Senju VS Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara with the Nine-Tails battling Hashirama]]
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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">Chapter 606, pages 13-14</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, fighting at the site that would someday be called the [[Valley of the End]].<ref name="c234">''Naruto'' chapter 234, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 11-13</ref> The battle waged well into the night, leaving both shinobi battered and exhausted and Madara [[Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands|stripped]] of his control over Kurama. With both of them too weak to use their strongest techniques anymore, they made one final clash, leaving Madara the one standing and looking down over Hashirama in victory.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 11-12</ref> However, due to not having enough chakra to access his Sharingan, Madara couldn't tell that the defeated Hashirama was actually a [[Wood Clone Technique|clone]], and was shocked to find the real Hashirama standing behind him and stabbing him through the chest.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 13</ref> Quickly losing consciousness, Madara vowed that one day Konohagakure would be shrouded in darkness, and appeared to have died from his wound.<ref name="ch626"/>
 
   
Possession of Kurama was completely taken from him by Hashirama's wife, [[Mito]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 10-12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 5</ref> In spite of this, Madara survived the stab wound given to him by Hashirama and went into hiding. He then used Hashirama's cells, which he had acquired on the battlefield, and transplanted them 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> 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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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 [[Outer Path 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">Chapter 602, page 12</ref> Madara spent this time keeping a close eye on Konoha to find a suitable pawn to take his place.
   
[[File:Obito encounters Madara.png|thumb|left|An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.]]
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[[File:Madara saves Obito.png|thumb|left|An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.]]
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]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 15</ref> He then explained how he had awakened the Rinnegan, gained access to the empty shell of the Ten-Tails, and cultivated Hashirama's cells.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, pages 14-18</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 1-4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 16-19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-18</ref> He would go on to teach him among other things various [[kinjutsu]], advanced Uchiha techniques, the [[Yin–Yang Release]], and the power of the Rinnegan. 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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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 [[Forbidden Individual Curse Tag]] 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>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>Chapter 606</ref>
 
Fulfilling the legendary Uchiha's request, Obito, now 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 490, pages 1-6</ref>
 
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
[[File:Madara Rage.jpg|thumb|The initial dynamics between Madara and Hashirama when they were children.]]
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[[File:Madara's rage.png|thumb|The childhood dynamics between Madara and Hashirama.]]
As a child, Madara was kind, temperamental, and highly competitive and wanted to perfect everything he did.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 18</ref> Despite this, he was apologetic and highly sensitive to his surroundings, as revealed when he comically stated that he wasn't able to urinate with others standing behind him, and when he constantly tried to comfort Hashirama when he thought he hurt his feelings.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, page 5</ref> Madara was also prone to angry outbursts when he got annoyed, as referenced when Hashirama would tease him about not being able to skip a rock to the other edge of a river when they were boys.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, pages 5-6</ref> Due to the harsh nature of the times they lived in, Madara believed that the only way to survive in the shinobi world was to make allies with your enemies, an ideal shared by his rival, whom eventually became his close friend and ally.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, page 19</ref> Madara and Hashirama came to care about each other over their own clans going as far as to purposely leak information to each other about a trap their respective clans laid out.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 8</ref> For a brief time as an adult, Madara tried to believe in the old ideals, this was seen when he initially felt guilt and remorse as he stopped Hashirama from killing himself, which lead to Madara acknowledging and admitting to Hashirama's resolve, this lead to him accepting Hashirama's truce, that then lead to [[Konoha]] being founded; as he and Hashirama rekindled their friendship, even reacting with the same mannerisms he used to have.<ref name="ch625">''Naruto'' chapter 625, pages 9-13</ref>
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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 confident in his abilities and talent.<ref>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>Chapter 622, page 15</ref> His actions and beliefs were singularly focused on protecting Izuna, his only surviving brother.<ref name="C623P11">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>Chapter 661, pages 15-16</ref>
   
Despite all of his faults, Madara also possessed tremendous love and compassion for his younger brother [[Izuna]], which according to Hashirama, was far greater than [[Itachi Uchiha]]'s love for [[Sasuke]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 619, page 16</ref> As his other three brothers died in battle, Madara became extremely father-like, caring, compassionate and protective of Izuna and swore that he would never let him die.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623 page 11</ref> He was also very competitive with Izuna as they honed their skills by training together, but was nonetheless close with him. He was so close to Izuna, that Izuna even gave him his eyes as a means of better protecting their clan's future.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 16</ref> However, after the constant battles between the Uchiha and Senju clans, eventually resulting in Izuna's death, Madara had become filled with grief and hatred, causing him to embrace his clan's [[Curse of Hatred]] and beginning his descent into darkness.
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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, becoming bitter towards the Senju, particularly Hashirama since he still had a brother. Embracing his clan's [[Curse of Hatred]], he opted to die for revenge rather than compromise or forgive.<ref>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 convinced him of this, causing him to fully break with any other attachments.
   
Madara's corruption damaged his relationship with Hashirama, leading him to oppose the truce offered to him by Hashirama because his rival still had a sibling while Madara had lost all of his. Additionally, when Hashirama was selected to be Hokage instead of Madara, the latter defected from Konoha and attempted to attack the village after failing to replace him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 9-10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 6</ref> His animosity towards Hashirama was particularly strong, going as far as to forbid [[Ōnoki]] from mentioning that name in front of him ever again.<ref name="chpt562"/> He also became angry when Hashirama mentioned the words "our brothers" during their battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 12</ref> Despite the fact Hashirama meant the entire Senju and Uchiha clans and the villagers of Konoha, Madara became offended as it reminded him of Izuna.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 12</ref> 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 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 also acknowledged Hashirama's superior combat skills as he openly admitted during his battle with the five Kage that only Hashirama is capable of stopping him.
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During his time as a Konoha shinobi, Madara did what he thought was in the village's best interests. Unlike Hashirama's more compassionate methods, Madara took a merciless approach: the shinobi of Iwagakure only had purpose so long as they swore unwavering allegiance to Konoha.<ref name="C562P2" /> After his defection from Konoha, Madara's priorities became centred 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 valued only power and possessed so much of it, Madara therefore disliked to waste it on unworthy causes or unchallenging opponents, claiming disgust when he was forced to.<ref>Chapter 592, pages 5-6</ref>
   
[[File:Madara's arrogance.png|thumb|left|Madara showing his disdain for his opponents.]]
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Madara loved fighting above all else: the sights, the sounds, even the taste of his own blood.<ref>Chapter 659, pages 1-5</ref> Yet he was very disciplined 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 made him versatile in combat, ever willing and able to change tactics and exploit advantages. He was perfectly aware of his talents and did not feign modesty, bluntly stating when he was stronger than his opponents and belittling them when they continued to defy him. Conversely, if he was proven wrong or somebody posed a legitimate challenge to him, he would admit it, apologise for previous remarks if necessary, and if he gained the upper hand, he would not drag out his opponent's suffering.<ref>Chapter 672, pages 16-17</ref>
As he grew older, Madara became very self-assured, controlled, disciplined, confident, and prideful, witnessed in his belittlement of Ōnoki both after his reincarnation and in the past,<ref name="chpt562"/> and in his berating of [[Mei Terumī]]'s [[Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique|technique]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 2</ref>. Conversely, he isn't above praising the abilities of others as he openly called both Mei and [[A]]'s abilities an impressive offence,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 11</ref> and [[Gaara]] and Ōnoki's manoeuvre an impressive defence,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, pages 8-10</ref> as well as commending the two for being able to stop his first meteorite,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 4</ref> and later Naruto for [[Big Ball Spiralling Serial Zone Spheres|countering]] his Wood Release attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 15</ref> 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 576, page 14</ref> 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 6</ref> However, he 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 4</ref> He also has a habit of referring to fighting as 'dancing'.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 9-11</ref> Despite his pride and confidence in his immense power, Madara is shown to be highly vigilant, regardless of the situation, 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, pages 4-5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 11</ref> His remorseless, sociopathic, calculating, scornful as well as cynical and misanthropic nature is most evident by his constant: taunting, belittling, and demoralising of others and their abilities. Madara also had no remorse [[Chakra Receiver|forcing]] Obito to use the [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] despite the fact it would result in the latter's death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 18-10</ref>
 
   
Madara has a macabre sense of humour, as shown when he created [[Multiple Wood Release Clone 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> He also 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 doing so well''".<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 6</ref>, as well as describing the Ten-Tails' [[Tenpenchii|enormous and destructive attack]] as a form of fun.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 628, page 18</ref> He has a very jaded and emotionless approach towards the tragedies of war, to the point of light-heartedly joking about them, as seen from his cheer at having "destroyed the alliance's mind", which further demonstrates his knack for reversing the situations he finds himself in.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, page 17</ref> Madara is also something of an enormous show off, as shown in his use of extremely powerful techniques in rapid succession, all the while, expressing satisfaction to having done it. He even commented to the five Kage, after being interrupted from killing them with his final Susanoo, that using such powerful techniques more than once in a battle would be disgraceful.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, page 4</ref> 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, but he was also very disappointed that it had the exact opposite effect.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 578, page 7</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 was Hashirama. Their years of rivalry left Madara with competing feelings of respect and resentment for Hashirama. He hated to hear Hashirama's name and at the same time grew excited at the prospect of fighting him.<ref name="C562P2">Chapter 562, page 2</ref><ref name="c628p12" /> Madara considered Hashirama the only opponent worthy of his time and would gladly postpone his own plans if it meant prolonging his time to fight with Hashirama.<ref name="c589p2">Chapter 589, page 2</ref>
   
[[File:Insane Madara.png|thumb|Madara's reaction after sensing Hashirama's presence.]]
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In his later years, after developing his [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], Madara became pessimistic about human nature, believing the cycle of battle to be inescapable.<ref>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>Chapter 562, page 4</ref> He believed the current, "worthless" reality was built too much on the idea of winning and losing. For this reason he was deeply committed to his plan, so much that he would prematurely end a fight he was enjoying or kill any threat, even his [[Obito Uchiha|own]] [[Sasuke Uchiha|clansmen]], for the sake of its success. The ultimate failure of his plan left Madara deeply depressed, but it caused him to see its errors: breaking free of his Curse of Hatred, he regretted the mistakes he'd made and admitted the superiority of Hashirama's methods for peace. He and Hashirama were thus able to reconcile in the moments before his death.
Madara is very deceptive and 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, displaying a sense of loyalty to his village in his own way.<ref name="chpt562"/> He also embedded [[chakra receivers]] into Obito's artificial body as a fail safe to have himself [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]].<ref name="chapt636">''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 15-17</ref> The Uchiha also believed Madara stole Izuna's eyes by force in order to escape blindness.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 3</ref> 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]] as well as in his not using more power than he has to in order to drag on fights.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 9</ref> Relating to this, Madara enjoys a challenging fight and said that anything less than the five Kage against him would be inadequate.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563 page 1</ref> Madara is also very fearless 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 5-17</ref> and in his ready to assault Hashirama's [[Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands]] despite it being several times larger than his own [[Kurama|weapon]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 3-4</ref> Due to the times he lived in, Madara believes it is natural for shinobi to spend their entire lives in battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 4</ref> Despite his love of battle, Madara never loses his composure to excitement or fear in any of his battle situations with the sole exception being his excitement upon sensing Hashirama's chakra, showing a malicious smile with an bloodthirsty look on his face.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 628, page 16</ref> Madara was also shown to act somewhat like a child when Hashirama showed up to the battlefield briefly, suggesting Hashirama has somewhat of a positive impact on Madara's personality despite Madara's cruel and sadistic nature.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 631, page 9 </ref> Madara is also shown to have a superiority complex as shown in his disgust when being forced to fight a battle he has become bored of, despite his overall love for battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, pages 5-6</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 rally support.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 8-16</ref> 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 8</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> 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> Despite his aggressiveness, Madara has shown himself to be capable of showing mercy, as he refused to fight against severely wounded opponents<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 8</ref> and those he views as "children", such as [[Ōnoki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 9</ref> He is also somewhat of a perfectionist as, despite Obito claiming 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 and in his refusal to fight Hashirama's wood clone and preferred to wait until he can fight the real one.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 10-12</ref> Madara was also shown to not be the type to hold a grudge as shown when the reincarnated Hokage joined the battle, Madara didn't say anything to Tobirama for killing Izuna nor did he mention this to Tobirama after Konoha's founding.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 631, pages 10-13</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 9</ref> Madara is also shown to be very collected as he simply brushed off the fact that he failed to [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revive]] himself and prepared to use his next trump card.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 637, page 17</ref>
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== Appearance ==
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[[File:Madara apperance.PNG|thumb|left|Madara as a child.]]
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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">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">Chapter 398, page 17</ref>
   
As an old man, Madara seemed to be very bitter about the current reality, noticing that in this world someone always must be the "loser" for there to be a "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. After his reincarnation, Madara noted that Obito had become much like him,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 615, page 4</ref> in both actions and attitude — something which Madara seemed pleased about.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 614, page 6</ref>
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[[File:Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara's appearance 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 crimson 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 blue high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and a simple, light-brown obi and a belt.<ref name="C399P10">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.
   
== Appearance ==
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[[File:Old Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara in his old age.]]
[[File:Madara enfant.PNG|thumb|left|Madara as a child.]]
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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">Chapter 601, pages 16-17</ref><ref>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 [[Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]].
Madara was a 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 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 name="chpt398"/>
 
   
[[File:Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara as he appeared during Konoha's founding.]]
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[[File:Rikudo Madara close.png|thumb|Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.]]
By adulthood, Madara's black hair had grown 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. Prior to his accepting Hashirama's truce, Madara's attire consisted of the Uchiha clan's traditional outfit without an armour. After accepting the truce, his attire took the form of the standard shinobi dress of his era, consisting of red armour constructed from numerous metal plates, formed into multiple protective guards along his body, in particular: chest, waist, shoulders and thighs. This clothing was accompanied by a indigo long-sleeved shirt, boots and gloves, as well as his village's indigo [[forehead protector]] after the truce with the Senju and founding of Konohagakure,<ref>''naruto'' chapter 386, pages 10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 2</ref><ref name="chpt562"/><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 8-9</ref><ref>''Naruto' chapter 589, page 9</ref> but this was discarded upon his defection.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 10-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, pages 15-16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 1-14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 5-16</ref>During battle, he often carried an orange-coloured [[Gunbai|war fan]] which had a long black chain running up it, in addition to having white bandages wrapped around the handle on his back that had a black [[mitsudomoe]] pattern, coloured bright red, in both of the top corners. Prior to his departure from Konoha, he switched back to his original [[clan]] clothing with the Uchiha crest on the back, in addition to regaining his armour and still sported the standard forehead protector briefly. The anime also shows him wearing a metal belt, as well as a light-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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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 recreated Ten-Tails produced by Obito, Madara obtained additional black magatama markings around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe. He reverts to his former appearance after the Ten-Tails is removed from his body.<ref>Chapter 690</ref>
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In his old age, Madara became extremely worn and emaciated, 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" /> When Madara was [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] during his battle with the five Kage, a replica of Hashirama's face was revealed to be on the Uchiha's chest.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref>
 
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Hashirama vs Madara.jpg|thumb|left|Madara clashing with Hashirama.]]
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[[File:Hashirama and Madara clash.png|left|thumb|Madara clashing with his life-long rival, 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 385 page 16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 386 pages 10-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398 page 15</ref> Even as a young child, he was noted by [[Butsuma Senju]] as a skilled prodigy who managed to kill several older, more experienced, and powerful shinobi of the [[Senju]] [[clan]]; and had not even awakened his [[Sharingan]] yet.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 11</ref> The fact that he was able to clash with [[Hashirama Senju]], who was recognised as the strongest shinobi in the world in his time, also indicates that Madara was also one of the strongest ninja of his time. Overall, Madara's power, influence, fame and status were so great that his name alone was enough to incite terror, and Tobi was able to use that to his advantage to instigate a world war.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 5</ref> Prior to his departure from Konoha, Madara was able to single-handedly defeat [[Mū]] and [[Ōnoki]]; with both of them eventually becoming the Second and Third [[Tsuchikage]] respectively, while holding back most of his power, without getting so much as a scratch on him, despite the fact that the battle itself was fierce enough to destroy the surrounding area and structures.<ref name="c575p101"/><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 6</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>Chapter 385, page 16</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>Chapter 623, page 13</ref> History remembers him best for being able to compete with [[Hashirama Senju]], a "[[God of Shinobi]]".<ref>Chapter 398</ref> For this reason, when [[Obito]] began operating under Madara's name, the mere threat of Madara's power caused the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], including the normally neutral [[Land of Iron]], to band together and trigger the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>Chapter 467</ref> After his return from death, Madara proved himself to be more than a match for the five [[Kage]] and the nine [[tailed beasts]], defeating all of them single-handedly at different times.<ref>Chapter 601, page 7</ref><ref>Chapter 661, pages 6-7</ref>
 
After being [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]], Madara's very presence on the battlefield during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] was so menacing that an entire army division of thousands of shinobi began cowering in fear and compelled all five of the current Kage to confront him together, feeling any less than their combined efforts would not be enough to stop Madara.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 1</ref> He proved to be so overwhelmingly powerful that he was able to destroy most of the [[Fourth Division]] and nearly kill the five Kage on multiple occasions by himself, without even using the full extent of his powers, and leave them all in a state of awe, fear and terror at his might.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 7-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 590, page 9</ref> [[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 unnaturally immense power was shown further when he managed to easily defeat the five [[Kage]] single-handedly when he decided to fight seriously.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 6</ref>
 
 
=== Taijutsu ===
 
[[File:Madara kicks Iwa-nin.png|thumb|right|Madara attacks an Allied Shinobi.]]
 
Madara was a skilled [[taijutsu]] fighter since childhood, possessing notable physical strength, great speed, and remarkable reflexes, with his overall skill in this area matching that of his rival, Hashirama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 2</ref> In his adulthood, he was capable of easily disarming a sword-wielding shinobi, before the latter could react and repel another shinobi twice his size with a single [[Wikipedia:Kick#Traditional Back kick (reverse side kick)|spinning back kick]], onto an oncoming group of shinobi, knocking them all off their feet.<ref name="chpt560p56">''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref><ref name="chpt560p7">''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 7</ref> He also managed to defend himself from other highly skilled and powerful taijutsu fighters such as [[Tsunade]] and [[A]] without the use of his Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563 page 3</ref>
 
   
In the anime, he was able to outmatch and defeat hundreds of armed and unarmed shinobi of the Fourth Division with ease. His physical skills in conjunction with the predictive capabilities of his Sharingan allows him to fluidly strike and counter enemies attacks with dangerous coordination and accuracy, leaving little-to-no time for enemies to counter, even seamlessly dodge and attack multiple opponents at the same time. Also in the anime, Madara's physical strength is further displayed, as seen by him nonchalantly lifting and tossing around several shinobi of the Fourth Division, sometimes with only one hand, even knocking out many enemies with a single strike each. Also, his durability was high as he was unfazed from taking a Wind Release attack from Temari.<ref name="ship322"/>
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=== Chakra and Physical Prowess ===
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[[File:Madara captures Hashirama.png|thumb|Madara absorbing a restrained Hashirama's senjutsu chakra.]]
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Madara was noted to have been born with very powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.<ref name="C398P17" /> This is partly because he was an inheritor of [[Indra]]'s chakra.<ref>Chapter 671, page 6</ref> His chakra had been described as extremely foul and evil by both [[Kurama]] and Tobirama.<ref>Chapter 561, page 11</ref><ref>Chapter 620, page 8</ref> His reserves were so large that he could fight nonstop for twenty-four hours before collapsing.<ref>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">Chapter 603, pages 1-4</ref> His skilled chakra control allowed 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">Chapter 657</ref>
   
Even as a child, Madara had a high level of speed, as Butsuma Senju was very impressed with how fast the Uchiha could move.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 16</ref> As an adult, Madara's speed and reflexes are immense, as he was able to easily dodge Gaara's high-speed sand attacks, Mei's close-range [[Lava Release]] technique and even react to A clad in his [[Lightning Release Armour]], with the last two attacks being used in immediate succession.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 2-3</ref> In the anime, when facing the Fourth Division, Madara covered large distances across the battlefield, moving with such speed that none of the enemy shinobi could land a hit on him nor defend against his attacks.<ref name="ship322"/>
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Although he primarily relied on his ninjutsu, Madara was skilled with [[taijutsu]] as well. During his confrontation with the [[Fourth Division]], he easily tore through hundreds of opponents, disarming many and dodging attacks from multiple directions. Offensively, he could strike with precision before his opponent has a chance to react and overpower individuals twice his size.<ref>Chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref> His pain tolerance, stamina, endurance and durability was high, as he did not flinch from being stabbed all the way through the bicep,<ref>Chapter 657, pages 7, 16-18</ref> followed by being blasted by [[Wind Release: Sand Scattering Bullets]], at point-blank range, battered by and losing an arm during an assault by the nine [[tailed beasts]], none of which even slowed him down, even a little.<ref>Chapter 658</ref> After being brought back to life and regaining access to his full powers, Madara was shown to be fast enough to catch even Naruto off guard while the latter was in [[Sage Mode]].<ref>Chapter 657, page 7</ref>
   
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
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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 [[Forbidden Individual Curse Tag|restrict their actions]];<ref name="c675p67">Chapter 675, pages 6-7</ref> he could perform [[fūinjutsu]] strong enough to [[Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal|seal]] the [[Ten-Tails]];<ref>Chapter 663, pages 13-15</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">Chapter 681, pages 13-14</ref>
[[File:Katon Gōka Mekkyaku.png|thumb|left|Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.]]
 
As the strongest known Uchiha, Madara was naturally a master of [[Fire Release]] [[nature transformation]], capable of producing techniques of massive scale and power. As an Uchiha, he was able to use the clan's coming-of-age technique: [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique]] with great proficiency<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 11</ref> and in the anime, he could shower his opponents with a [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Shower|barrage of fireballs]].<ref name="ship322"/> He was also versed in more advanced and destructive Fire Release techniques such as the [[Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation]] technique which required the combination of numerous [[Water Release: Water Formation 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 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> In the anime, Madara could also use [[Wind Release]] through his trademark [[gunbai]] to create [[Gunbai Fanned Wind|powerful gusts of wind]] capable of repelling an entire platoon of shinobi with a single swing.<ref>''Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref>
 
 
[[File:Wood dragon.png|thumb|right|Madara using the Wood Dragon.]]
 
After his confrontation with [[Hashirama Senju]] at the [[Valley of the End]], Madara acquired some of his cells, which eventually granted him the [[Wood Release]] nature transformation. After acquiring this kekkei genkai, Madara has displayed knowledge and extensive use of this ability, replicating some of Hashirama's more large-scaled and highly destructive techniques such as creating [[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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 3-6</ref> He is able to [[Attack Prevention Technique|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 Clone 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 also use Hashirama's [[Wood Dragon]], which 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 and [[Chakra Absorption Techniques|absorb]] the full-Kurama cloak from Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode while growing trees across its length.
 
 
Using Hashirama's cells, Madara can produce a series of roots from his body that can connect to and grant him [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] over a tailed beast, even one as powerful as the Ten-Tails. The level of control exerted is apparently linked to the number of roots that are connected to the beast, though he noted that his and Obito's control over the Ten-Tails was not perfect. Madara can also use the Wood Release's component natures: [[earth]] and [[water]].
 
 
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]]; knowledge he would impart to Obito.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-16</ref> Madara noted that the White Zetsu clones were created using the Yin–Yang Release, applied to Hashirama's cells. He also displayed the ability to [[Will Materialisation|materialise his will]] to suit his needs. With this ability, he can imbue his will into people or objects, like the chakra receivers, and even create sentient life. With the purpose of aiding Obito, Madara created [[Black Zetsu]], by infusing part of his will into [[White Zetsu]]. In conjunction with the receivers, Madara can manipulate anyone who had them inside their body, causing them to sprout and cover the target's body with a black matter, akin to how Black Zetsu was first created.<ref name="chapt636"/>
 
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==== Bukijutsu ====
 
==== Bukijutsu ====
[[File:Madara's chakra and gunbai.jpg|thumb|left|Madara wielding his gunbai.]]
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[[File:MadaraChakra.PNG|thumb|left|Madara wielding his gunbai.]]
As the strongest known member of the Uchiha clan, Madara has displayed skilful use of a wide range of weaponry throughout the series. His trademark weapon is the [[gunbai]], which he uses as both a mace and a shield. During his reunion with [[Obito Uchiha]] he regained possession of the purple [[gunbai]] with black trimmings and black tomoe his former student used.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 11</ref> This one is durable enough to block a [[Rasengan]] and [[Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball|miniature Tailed Beast Ball]] while remaining unscathed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 594, page 21</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 16-17</ref> Aside from his melee skills with the gunbai, Madara displayed use of techniques using this weapon as a medium. He could use it to [[Uchiha Return|absorb and return]] the force of an enemy attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 16</ref> By [[Chakra Flow|flowing chakra]] through his gunbai, Madara can produce a [[Gunbai Barrier Technique|large barrier]] that was strong enough to block Obito's [[chakra receiver|giant stakes]] thrown by Naruto in his Tailed Beast Mode.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 8-9</ref>
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Madara's personal collection is composed of different weapons including [[giant shuriken]], a [[kama]], [[Wikipedia:Kusari-fundo|chains with weights]], a [[kusarigama]], and hand-held [[shuriken]].<ref>Chapter 604, page 8</ref> He was seen carrying [[sword]]s at different times in his life and demonstrated proficiency with it while fighting the [[Fourth Division]].<ref>Chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref> His trademark weapon was his [[gunbai]], with which he could shield himself<ref>Chapter 601, pages 9-10</ref> and [[Uchiha Return|redirect attacks]],<ref>Chapter 601, pages 14-15</ref> 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 could slice through the giant roots of the Ten-Tails' tree form.<ref>Chapter 646, page 9</ref>
   
In addition to the gunbai, he also wielded a [[kama]], using both weapons in conjunction with each other when his final confrontation against Hashirama took place and later used one as a makeshift cane in his elder years.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 1</ref> His arsenal also included several [[giant shuriken]] and a [[manriki-gusari|chain with weights]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 8</ref> In the anime, when facing the Fourth Division, Madara took possession of, and skilfully used several of his enemies' weapons such as a set of spears and a naginata.<ref name="ship322"/>
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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 had a natural affinity for [[Fire Release]], whether to [[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>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 demonstrated 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>Chapter 657, page 5</ref>
   
===== Kenjutsu =====
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Over time, Madara gained access to other nature types. After acquiring some of Hashirama's DNA, he was able to perform [[Wood Release]], a simultaneous mixture of [[earth]] and [[water]] natures, with his skill being comparable to Hashirama himself.<ref>Chapter 601, pages 17-19</ref><ref>Chapter 609, page 6</ref> Madara could create [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|gigantic flowering trees]], whose pollen could render a foe unconscious,<ref name="c575p3-6" /> [[wood clone]]s,<ref>Chapter 578, pages 10</ref> and even a large [[Wood Release: Wood Dragon|wooden dragon]] to bind large targets like the [[tailed beasts]] and drain their chakra.<ref>Chapter 607</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>Chapter 613, pages 5-6</ref> After he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, he was shown using [[Yin Release]] to create [[Sage Art: Yin Release Lightning Dispatch|lightning bolts]] from the palm of his hands, and [[Storm Release]] – a mixture of water and [[lightning]] – to create [[Sage Art: Storm Release Light Fang|energy beams]].<ref name="c674">Chapter 674</ref>
[[File:Madara's kenjutsu.png|thumb|Madara tearing through the Fourth Division.]]
 
Madara has been a practised kenjutsu user since his childhood,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 9</ref> and as time passed started to carry various different swords throughout the years.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 16</ref> He was shown as a skilled and versatile swordsman, most prominently seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] when he effortlessly disarmed a shinobi, commandeered his sword and used it to cut down several members of the [[Fourth Division]] with ease, while wielding the blade in a reverse grip.<ref name="chpt560p56"/> 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"/> In the anime, Madara displayed an even more prominent use of kenjutsu, stealing and using multiple swords, even broken ones and several different fighting patterns to cut down his enemies. Madara was also shown to be able to switch between forehand grip and backhand grip instantly to adapt to the situation he was in.<ref name="ship322"/>
 
   
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
==== Sharingan ====
 
==== Sharingan ====
[[File:Madara's Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Madara's Sharingan.png|thumb|left|Madara's Sharingan.]]
Madara first awakened his [[Sharingan]] as a child, after rejecting his friendship to [[Hashirama Senju]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, pages 8-9</ref> He was able 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 weapons 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 fully developed and he could keep them active near-constantly. Madara's mastery over the Sharingan far surpassed every other member of the Uchiha clan to the point only he could tell a [[wood clone]] from the original,<ref>Chapter 577, page 12</ref> and enabled him to see and differentiate [[chakra]].
   
With his Sharingan, Madara is able to [[Tailed Beast Control|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 15</ref><ref name="Naruto568"/> 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> He is also capable of using one of his clan's most powerful and forbidden [[dōjutsu]], Izanagi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 15</ref> After removing and transfering his eyes to Nagato, he would replace atleast one of them with another Sharingan in his elder years, before his death.
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With the Sharingan, Madara could place targets under various [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] after brief eye-contact to either paralyse them or relay information.<ref>Chapter 606, page 10-11</ref> This even allowed him to control the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] which, once he had [[Summoning Technique|summoned]] it, gave him a powerful tool in battle. He was 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 Initial Mangekyo.jpg|thumb|right|Madara's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Madara's Mangekyo Sharingan.png|thumb|Madara's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Madara, alongside his brother [[Izuna]], was the first Uchiha to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. Much later after awakening it, with Madara's own eyesight deteriorating,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 8</ref> and Izuna mortally wounded, the latter left Madara his eyes, which then led to Madara obtaining the "Eternal" Mangekyō Sharingan a combination of his own and Izuna's Mangekyō. Madara considered this a final gift from his brother to ensure the protection of their clan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 16</ref>
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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 possessed a rare {{translation|"Straight Tomoe"|直巴|Choku Tomoe}}, which granted 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">Chapter 624, page 16</ref> In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of his and Izuna's: Madara's in the foreground with Izuna's thick straight lines stretching outward from just underneath. Madara was able to use his techniques even while not having any eyes.<ref>Chapter 658, page 10</ref>
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[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.png|thumb|left|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Madara has since used his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan to [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 10-11</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, two distinct faces, and a complete lower half inclusive of feet.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 11-17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 7-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 590, pages 9-10</ref>
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Having awakened the power of both his Mangekyō, Madara could use [[Susanoo]]. He did not need to fully manifest it to benefit from its use: with just its ribcage he can withstand an [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]],<ref>Chapter 560, page 9</ref> and he could 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">Chapter 575, pages 3-6</ref> His Susanoo wielded up to two (four in the anime) [[Wikipedia:Kris|undulating blades]] that could be thrown, then maintained and controlled remotely.<ref>Chapter 660, page 11</ref> Madara can also produce [[Yasaka Magatama]] of varying sizes.<ref>Chapter 563, page 9</ref>
   
His Susanoo's defensive capabilities are high, even in its ribcage state, having withstood Naruto Uzumaki's [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]], as well as [[A]]'s [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop]] completely undamaged.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 4</ref> His Susanoo's defensive power was also great enough to withstand the Ten-Tails' [[Tenpenchii]] — a feat done, while in its complete form — without being damaged.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 629, pages 1-3</ref> Due to its ability to manifest legs, Madara's Susanoo possesses far greater speed, flexibility and movement range, than that of other Susanoo users. It wields [[Wikipedia:Kris|undulating blades]] in the right hand of each side, which when used by Susanoo's final form, are durable enough to withstand the impact of a caught and redirected Tailed Beast Ball at close range from [[Hashirama Senju]]'s [[Wood Release: Wood Human Technique|wood golem]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 1</ref> Its offensive capabilities are seen further when it sliced up all the nearby mountains, and through [[Wood Release: Hotei Technique]] during his final battle with Hashirama Senju.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 7</ref> Uniquely, 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 16</ref> Madara is also able to use the [[Yasaka Magatama]] technique.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref>
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[[File:Madara's Susanoo EP368.png|thumb|Madara's Complete Body Susanoo.]]
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Madara's experience with Susanoo allowed him to fully "stabilise" it into its Complete Body form, causing it to resemble a [[wikipedia:tengu|tengu]] with outer armour that was nearly impenetrable, which he calls his Perfect Susanoo.<ref>Chapter 626, pages 4-6</ref> Its secondary pair of arms wield sheathed katana which it was able to bisect mountains.<ref>Chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> According to Madara, the full power of his perfect Susanoo was comparable to that of the [[tailed beasts]], and no one had lived to see it a second time.<ref>Chapter 589, page 10</ref> Madara was able to [[Shape Transformation|shape]] his [[Complete Body — Susanoo|stabilised Susanoo]] as an armour which he equipped unto the Nine-Tails in order to complement their respective abilities.<ref>Chapter 621, pages 5-15</ref>
   
[[File:Madara's Final Stabilised Susanoo.jpg|thumb|Madara's stabilised final Susanoo.]]
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Madara was knowledgeable of other Mangekyō techniques, or at least able to discern their mechanics after only brief observation.<ref>Chapter 666</ref> 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.<ref name="c674" />
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"/> In this form, one swing of its katana is enough to destroy an entire mountain range.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> According to Madara, this final Susanoo is his full power, which is also comparable to that of a [[tailed beast]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 7</ref> Madara has also displayed the unique ability to manipulate the size and shape of his Susanoo, [[Shape Transformation|shaping]] it as an armour to clad [[Kurama]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 5-7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 6-7</ref> With this the beast's offensive abilities are increased tremendously as seen by the unique combination of the Tailed Beast Ball with Madara's Susanoo sword, that added tremendeous cutting power to the attack and created the river and waterfall at the Valley of the End.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 4-9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 8-11</ref> Only techniques like the [[Top Transformed Buddha]] are strong enough to pierce and destroy the defence of Madara's final Susanoo, though not completely.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 4-6</ref>
 
   
 
==== Rinnegan ====
 
==== Rinnegan ====
[[File:Madara's Rinnegan1.png|thumb|left|Madara's Rinnegan.]]
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[[File:Madara's Rinnegan .png|thumb|left|Madara's Rinnegan.]]
Several years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara awakened the [[Rinnegan]] in his older years. Due to its nature as a heightened form of his original dōjutsu, Madara possesses the ability to switch between his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan and his Rinnegan at will.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 8</ref> With the Rinnegan, Madara gains a series of abilities, such as the ability to see chakra, the potential to master all forms of [[nature transformation]] and the ability to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref name="chpt606p134"/>
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Many years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara's Sharingan evolved into the [[Rinnegan]].<ref name="C606P13" /> Because Madara was the eyes' original owner, only he could use them to their fullest power.<ref>Chapter 675, page 4</ref> He was able to switch back and forth between his Rinnegan and Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. With the Rinnegan, Madara could use all of the abilities of the [[Six Paths Technique]],<ref>Chapter 606, page 14</ref> such as the [[Preta Path]] to [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] chakra.<ref>Chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref> He could also use the [[Deva Path]] to perform [[Chibaku Tensei]] on a massive scale.<ref>Chapter 676, pages 9-13</ref> With the [[Outer Path]], he could use the [[Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]]<ref>Chapter 656, page 16</ref> and create [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] to fully restrain all nine [[tailed beasts]].<ref>Chapter 659, pages 15-16</ref> Madara could combine the power of his Rinnegan with the power of his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan for [[Tengai Shinsei|other techniques]].<ref>Chapter 560, pages 16-17</ref>
   
As a user of the Rinnegan, Madara can also access the powers of the [[Six Paths Technique]], displaying use of the [[Preta Path]], with which he was able to absorb chakra-based ninjutsu, regardless of their power or complexity.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</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>
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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 revived that he could [[Summoning Technique|summon]] and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], 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>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>Chapter 676, page 8</ref>
   
Madara also displayed the unique ability to combine power of his Rinnegan with that of his Susanoo, pulling [[Tengai Shinsei|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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==== Rinne Sharingan ====
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[[File:Third Rinnegan.png|thumb|right|Madara's Rinne Sharingan.]]
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After becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' jinchūriki and regaining both his Rinnegan, Madara awakened a [[Rinne Sharingan]] on his forehead by approaching the [[moon]]. With this eye, he could cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].<ref>Chapter 676, 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">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>Chapter 657, page 20</ref> When amplified with [[senjutsu]] chakra, his sensory abilities were great enough that he could fight without eyes, locating targets and dodging attacks through sense alone.<ref name="c657p5-8">Chapter 657, pages 5-8</ref>
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=== Intelligence ===
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Madara's years of experience on the battlefield had honed his strategic ingenuity. When entering a fight, he could quickly devise a number of approaches so that, should one approach prove ineffective, he could switch to another immediately. The more time he spent against a particular opponent, the less need he had for these backup tactics, as he eventually could both predict what they would do and identify literal or psychological weaknesses for him to exploit. He does not overlook any detail in a fight, using overheard communications and opponents' offhand remarks to form and verify any theories he comes up with.<ref name="c674" /> In addition to his sheer adaptability, Madara was simply knowledgeable of a large variety of individuals and abilities, allowing him to identify jutsu as soon as they were performed and react with the most appropriate counter to them.
   
 
=== Body Modifications ===
 
=== Body Modifications ===
[[File:Hashirama in Madara.png|thumb|A replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's chest.]]
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[[File:Madara's body modifications.png|thumb|left|A replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's chest.]]
After his battle with Hashirama, Madara obtained a portion of his DNA, which he infused onto himself, augmenting his physical parameters, along with other related benefits. When reincarnated, Kabuto revealed that he had experimented and modified Madara's body. As a result, Madara was reincarnated beyond his ''physical and combat prime'', while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age such as the Wood Release and the Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 3, 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 518, pages 9, 10, 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 1-2</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 1-12</ref> Madara himself was aware and made use of the kamikaze-like [[fighting style]] that the Impure World Reincarnation allowed due to the technique's regenerative powers as seen when he sent a [[Tengai Shinsei|meteorite]] hurtling towards the battlefield where he was facing the [[Fourth Division]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 1-2</ref> Upon seeing the meteorite, a shocked [[Gaara]] wondered if Madara had the power of a god.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 16-17</ref> Despite these enhancements, Madara still believes that Hashirama is the only person who is capable of stopping him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 2</ref>
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In addition to amplified chakra and [[Wood Release]], infusing Hashirama's DNA into himself gave Madara [[Healing Power|regenerative powers]], allowing him to heal most injuries in seconds.<ref>Chapter 657, page 15</ref> Should he lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he could immediately replace it with the special material that makes up the [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu's]] bodies.<ref name="c658p1617">Chapter 658, pages 16-17</ref><ref>Chapter 659, page 11</ref> When [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]], [[Kabuto Yakushi]] modified Madara to be "beyond his physical and combat prime", restoring his youth while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age.<ref>Chapter 561, pages 3, 11</ref> Kabuto's modifications resulted in a pale replica of Hashirama's face appearing on Madara's left pectoral region, which granted Hashirama's abilities to his reincarnated body.<ref>Chapter 575, page 14</ref>
   
==== Chakra Prowess ====
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After being properly revived, he was able to absorb Hashirama's [[senjutsu]] chakra, causing the replica of his face to develop [[Sage Mode]] markings.<ref name="c657p6">Chapter 657, page 6</ref> Although he didn't have direct access to Sage Mode, he gained certain benefits of the form, such as heightened sensory and regenerative abilities, as well as increased durability.
Madara was noted to have been born with an extremely powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.<ref name="chpt398"/> [[Kurama]], the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, noted that Madara's chakra was far more sinister than its own.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 309, page 3</ref> His reserves are also quite formidable as he was able to fight for a full day and night before collapsing due to exhaustion.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, pages 13-14</ref> His prowess was also seen during his final battle against Hashirama where he displayed extensive use of his Susanoo, after summoning and maintaining [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] over Kurama, with all these actions being extremely chakra taxing, and remaining completely unfazed by this.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, pages 17-19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 1-15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 6-14</ref> After infusing Hashirama's DNA, his reserves increased more as even in his old age, when his strength had waned significantly, he still had enough chakra to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from its cage on the [[moon]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, pages 14-18</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 1-4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 16-19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-18</ref>
 
   
=== Intelligence ===
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After having the Ten-Tails removed from his body, it would appear that Madara had lost his Hashirama implant on the right side of his chest.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 690</ref>
Aside from his battle skills, Madara has also displayed high-level intellect, as well as strategic and manipulative skills. He is able to create elaborate plans that span across decades such as the Eye of the Moon and setting up various pawns by playing with and twisting their own ideals, feelings and goals, in order to aid him through direct or indirect ways. The best example of this is his former apprentice and associate [[Obito]], who he twisted from a kind, good-natured child into an extremely dark, bitter and manipulative individual.
 
   
He is also an adept tactician as seen when he preferred to use the Ten-Tails' matured powers to destroy the Allied Forces HQ in order to obliterate their intelligence centre, rather than directly engaging the Allied Forces army.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, page 18</ref> Madara is also versed in psychological warfare, mind games and psychological torture games, choosing to focus his efforts into breaking the battle spirits of his adversaries through manipulation and intimidation with deliberate displays of his overwhelming power. He targets the enemies that have the greatest charisma and leadership skills of a group, such as [[Ōnoki]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 18-21</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 1-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 590, page 9</ref> and [[Naruto]] on separate occasions. In the anime, his mental prowess in battle is further shown. Even when being "pressured" by thousands of enemies, he remains composed, adaptable, calm and calculating, quickly able to adjust to any new development and change his battle tactics effortlessly.<ref name="ship322"/>
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=== Jinchūriki Transformations ===
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[[File:Madara Jinchuriki.png|thumb|right|Madara's jinchūriki transformation.]]
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Madara [[Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal|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>Chapter 665, page 3</ref> He became faster than the [[Flying Thunder God Technique]] and [[Kamui]],<ref>Chapter 665, pages 11-13</ref> and durable enough to survive even the [[Night Guy]], though admittedly nearly dying in the process. His regenerative powers were high enough to survive bisection,<ref>Chapter 674, pages 15-16</ref> and soon after completely restore himself, causing Madara to declare himself immortal.<ref name="Naruto chapter 673, page 13">Chapter 673, page 13</ref> In this form, Madara could [[Six Paths Flight|fly]] and harness [[natural energy]] to enhance his [[Sage Art: Yin Release Lightning Dispatch|various]] [[Sage Art: Storm Release Light Fang|techniques]]. Most crucially to Madara's purposes, he was able to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] as well as [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]].<ref>Chapter 677</ref>
   
As a battle genius, Madara can identify, take advantage or counter most forms of ninjutsu almost immediately and he is rarely caught off-guard, at which point he quickly adapts to the situation. This knowledge is extensive, intricate and far-reaching to the point where he has inside awareness to the abilities of historical individuals and creatures, such as the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], the [[tailed beasts]] and [[Ten-Tails|their origin]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 15-16</ref><ref name="ch510">''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 373, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 446, pages 9-10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 15</ref> Madara also appears to be a skilled teacher, as he was able to pass on most of his immense 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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, pages 14-18</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 1-4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 16-19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-18</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606</ref> Even his rival [[Hashirama Senju]] praised Madara's intellect and resourcefulness during their final battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 5</ref>
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=== Truth-Seeking Ball ===
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As the Ten Tails' jinchūriki, Madara could use [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s, ten black orbs comprised of all five basic [[nature transformation]]s, [[Yin–Yang Release]]<ref>Chapter 689, page 7</ref> and the [[Chakra#Six Paths Chakra|Six Paths Sage Chakra]].<ref>Chapter 674, pages 9-10</ref> The balls are his primary weapons and generally float 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 high speed projectiles,<ref>Chapter 669, page 9</ref> protective barriers,<ref>Chapter 669, pages 15-18</ref> and various weapons, including a [[shakujō]] with a crescent-shaped curve.<ref>Chapter 663, page 14</ref> With his complete control over the Ten-Tails' power, Madara could apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all [[ninjutsu]] the balls come in contact with.<ref>Chapter 665, pages 14-15</ref>
   
 
=== Other Skills ===
 
=== Other Skills ===
Madara is an adept [[sensor type]] shinobi. Despite not having encountered Hashirama for several decades, he was quickly able to [[Chakra Sensing Technique|detect]] and recognise the mighty Senju's chakra even though he was some distance away.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 628, pages 10-11</ref> He also displayed the ability to perform a series of well-coordinated attacks with his former student and partner, [[Obito Uchiha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 628, page 1-3</ref>
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Madara was a researcher, having experimented and cultivated a [[Hashirama's Living Clone| clone flower]] through the Demonic Statue of Outer Path and from it create a life-support system to extend his life.<ref>Chapter 602, page 11</ref> He had enough medical knowledge to transplant eyes, treat severe injuries, and replace destroyed body parts with the White Zetsu matter.<ref>Chapter 602, page 3</ref>
 
Through his experimentations with Hashirama's cells, Madara was able to cultivate a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|mindless clone flower]] large enough for the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] to sit atop which would later serve as the basis to create [[White Zetsu]], [[White Zetsu Army|its clones]] and artificial body parts from it. Using this vegetation, he was able to attach tendrils from it to his back which allowed him absorb chakra from the Statue, creating a makeshift life support system to keep himself alive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 11</ref>
 
 
He was presumably able to remove his own eyes and transplant them to Nagato without the latter noticing and also replace at least one of his lost eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 14</ref> He also used the artificial bodies created by the living clone of Hashirama to replace the destroyed portions of Obito Uchiha's body, as well as treat the young Uchiha's extensive wounds.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 3</ref>
 
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown ===
[[File:The 6th Coffin.png|thumb|right|The contents of the sixth coffin.]]
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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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[[File:Madara Reanimated.png|thumb|left|The contents of the sixth coffin.]]
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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 asks what will happen if he refuses, Kabuto [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|resurrects]] Madara to show he knows that Tobi is not the true Madara and forces him to accept.<ref>Chapter 564, page 12</ref> Tobi reluctantly agrees and Kabuto de-summons Madara.<ref name="C490P1" />
 
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=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
[[File:Real Madara unveiled.png|thumb|left|Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.]]
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Frustrated when a reincarnated [[Nagato]] is [[Sword of Totsuka|sealed]] by the reincarnated and recently [[Kotoamatsukami|freed]] [[Itachi Uchiha]], Kabuto finds himself forced to use his trump card. But because his only available reincarnated pawn, [[Mū]], was [[Fission Technique|reduced to half strength]], it took much longer than normal to complete the summoning of Madara, costing Kabuto several more reincarnations that are also sealed or otherwise released. Once the summoning is completed, Madara forcefully removes 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 Mū 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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[[File:Madara vs Alliance.png|thumb|right|Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.]]
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During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kabuto decides to use Madara against the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] and uses [[Mū]] as a medium to summon him to the battlefield. When he first becomes aware of his surroundings, Madara believes he has been brought back by [[Nagato]]'s [[Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] but soon realises that he instead has been brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation. Kabuto speaks through Mū, introduces himself, and explains recent developments in the world and Tobi's current actions. After Kabuto points out that he has restored Madara to a state beyond his prime, Madara tests his body by tearing through the [[Fourth Division]], thinning its numbers. The Fourth Division's 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 activate his [[Rinnegan]] and [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] the attack.
   
[[File:Madara's Susanoo fights the Fourth Division.png|thumb|right|Madara unleashes his Susanoo.]]
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Seeing a way to eliminate all his enemies in one attack, Madara pulls down a [[Tengai Shinsei|meteorite]] from the atmosphere. When the Kazekage and Tsuchikage successfully [[Earth Release: Ultralight-Weight Rock Technique|stops it]], Madara adds a second meteorite to his attack, both of which fall upon and devastate the Fourth Division. 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 and tries to summon the [[Nine-Tails]], only to discover it's sealed in a [[jinchūriki]], specifically Naruto. He tries to apprehend Naruto but is repelled by the arrival of the [[Fifth Hokage]], the [[Fifth Mizukage]], and the [[Fourth Raikage]]. The five [[Kage]] combine forces against Madara and propel him from the immediate area.
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 Formation 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 [[Tengai Shinsei|meteorite]] down from the atmosphere, directing it towards the battlefield.
 
   
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:Gokage vs 25 Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Madara challenging the Kage.]]
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By the time he returns, Naruto's shadow clone is gone and the five Kage remain his only opponents. They battle for some time, with Madara equaling and besting the Kage's efforts. When he is hit with the Tsuchikage's [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique]], Madara's armour is torn away, revealing the implant of [[Hashirama]]'s face on his chest. 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. Madara then creates [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique|creating twenty-five copies of himself]] and have them each activate their Susanoo.
   
[[File:Madara using Wood Release.png|thumb|left|Madara using the Wood Release.]]
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[[File:Madara's soul1.png|thumb|right|Madara's soul remains intact.]]
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]] the [[Nine-Tails]] 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 the Nine-Tails-empowered Naruto who destroyed the opposing forest, to which Madara commends him.
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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. Before he can use it to kill the Kage, his Susanoo starts to fade and Madara is engulfed in light. 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 rescind the Impure World Reincarnation contract that Kabuto has over him, enabling him to return to his immortal body without further interference from a summoner. 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 try to block his escape.
   
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:Uchia's reunited.png|thumb|left|Madara reunites with Obito.]]
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After defeating the five Kage, Madara finds and reunites with Obito while he's engaged in combat with Naruto, [[Killer B]], [[Kakashi Hatake]], and [[Might Guy]]. Madara notices the [[Demonic Statue]] undergoing a premature transformation into the [[Ten-Tails]] and scolds Obito for being too hasty. After Obito returns Madara's [[gunbai]], Madara creates a [[wood dragon]] in an attempt to capture Naruto and Killer B and complete the Ten-Tails. He at one point manages to restrain and drain B of his energy but is overwhelmed by Guy's [[Daytime Tiger]]. The Ten-Tails is revived before he can recover, forcing Madara to make do. He 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.
   
[[File:A and Ōnoki attack.png|thumb|right|Madara and face Ōnoki and A.]]
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The Allies 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. 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 killed, the Allies are given one final battle plan in the time it takes the Ten-Tails to hit its target. Obito and Madara 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 their control they must fight the Alliance directly. Obito eventually disappears to the [[other dimension]], forcing Madara to fend for himself.
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. The battle then went on for sometime with Madara being on the "defensive".
 
   
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:Madara and Hashirama fight again.png|thumb|right|Madara fighting Hashirama.]]
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During Obito's absence, Madara 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 arrives, Hashirama sends only 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 later senses Obito's return to the battlefield and decides to make use of 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.
   
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 [[Attack Prevention Technique|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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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. Madara is eventually restrained by Hashirama's wood dragons and the Alliance moves in to seal him.
   
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 Clone 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:Madara Revived.png|thumb|left|Madara revived by Black Zetsu using Obito.]]
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When Obito is defeated and the tailed beasts are removed from his body, 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 defects the converging Alliance. Though he's alive again, his reincarnated eyes deteriorate into nothing because he forfeited his real eyes during his life. To compensate for his blindness, he immobilises Hashirama with chakra receivers and absorbs his [[senjutsu]] chakra, allowing him to sense those around him. His first attacker is [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Madara does not want to kill his own clansman, so he instructs Sasuke to stay out of his way.
   
[[File:Five Kage vs Twenty-five Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.]]
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[[File:Madara stabs Sasuke1.png|thumb|right|Madara fatally stabs Sasuke.]]
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 final 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.
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Madara goes after the freed tailed beasts so that he can revive the Ten-Tails once more. His first attempt goes badly and he loses an arm. While he regroups, a [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu]] brings him one of his Rinnegan that Obito kept in storage. Madara takes this and one of the Zetsu's arms, allowing him start round two. He 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 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:Madara's soul.png|thumb|Madara's soul remains intact.]]
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
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. 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 the Nine-Tails.
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[[File:Obito shoves his hand into Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara being betrayed by Obito.]]
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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.
   
=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
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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 but 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. As Naruto goes on the offensive, Madara realises he has gained some new power that is inexplicably a match for his own.
[[File:Madara Tobi together.png|thumb|left|Madara reunites with Obito.]]
 
Though blocked from leaving by Ōnoki, Madara left him and the other Kage in near death conditions before making his way to where the unmasked Obito is. 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.
 
   
[[File:Naruto battling madara's dragon.png|thumb|Madara using the Wood Dragon technique to fight Naruto.]]
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After a volley of attacks, Naruto sends Madara through the recreation of the Ten-Tails in its 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 Kakashi 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. Obito is too weak to escape.
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 Formation]] 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.
 
   
[[File:Obito and Madara vs Allied Forces.jpg|thumb|left|Madara and Obito prepare to face off against the Allied Forces.]]
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[[File:Mugen Tsukuyomi.png|thumb|right|Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi.]]
Madara then joined Obito, and the two jumped onto the Ten-Tails' head, where each were connected to the massive demon with tendrils which stemmed from the beast. While Madara and Obito have a slight argument on how to handle the beast, as Obito wanted to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] immediately, while Madara wanted to test the beast's power. After the dust settles from a brief skirmish with the Eight and Nine-Tails and due to having focused too much of their attention on controlling the beast, they are ambushed by the Eight-Tails who had been [[Kamui|warped]] overhead the Ten-Tails. After dismissing the name "Allied Shinobi Forces Technique" mentioned by Naruto, Madara declared that arguing the matter was futile, Madara noted that they should simply end the battle. When their opposition's battle strategy was launched and the two Uchiha were buffeted by the [[Storm Release: Laser Circus]] technique, though Madara was prepared to deflect the attack, he soon realised it wasn't aimed at them but at the Ten-Tails' eye. With the battlefield soon shrouded in dust and their sensory skills [[Insect Jamming Technique|hindered]], Madara later stood by — arms crossed and nonplussed — as the Alliance attacked the Ten-Tails, marvelling at the fact that they were able to collaborate so well. Even when members of the Alliance bore down on them, Madara derided their effort while noting that the Ten-Tails would soon reach maturity.
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To give Obito some final words, Madara first congratulates him for removing the [[Forbidden Individual Curse Tag]] 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 Rinnegan, 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 Madara appears, so Madara delays them with multiple [[Chibaku Tensei]]. He flies into the sky and a [[Rinne Sharingan]] appears on his forehead, which he uses to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] on the moon.
   
As Naruto and the shinobi with him start to barrage them with various attacks, Madara realises that he and Obito are being targeted as he decides to pull off their own strategy and target their command centre as the Ten-Tails breaks free while assuming its fully matured form. Telling Obito that they are going to use Hashirama's cells to strengthen their hold on the beast while getting his agreement to intimidate their opposition with its power, Madara has the Ten-Tails fire a series of Tailed Beast Balls that wipe out various villages beyond the war zone. Eventually, returning the favour and justifying it as a basic war-time move, Madara has the Ten-Tails fire at the Allied Shinobi Headquarters with [[Shikaku Nara]] and everyone else stationed there leaving them obliterated. Lamenting that he could not control the Ten-Tails well enough yet and that because of it he had failed to knocked out the HQ before Shikaku could finish relaying his plan, Madara states that their current control over the Ten-Tails will only be good enough until its next transformation. Responding to Obito's remark that without becoming its host there would be no way to gain complete control over the Ten-Tails, Madara states that he needs a living body, not a sacrifice's.
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The entire world is trapped in a dream and then wrapped into Madara's [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]]. Sasuke is able to save Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Seeing them, Madara announces himself the world's saviour, one who has saved the world from itself by replacing the hells of reality with the heavens of dreams. While he is proselytising, 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, completely covering him and forcing him to start absorbing the chakra of those trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi. After dramatically increasing in size, Madara shrinks down until a revived Kaguya is revealed in his stead.
   
[[File:Obito and Madara Seperated from Juubi.jpg|thumb|Madara and Obito are seperated from the Ten-Tails.]]
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[[File:Madara dying.png|thumb|left|Madara speaks to Hashirama for the last time.]]
When Obito tells Madara that he can't just destroy himself to destroy them, as it would also mean Obito's demise and that he was at the latter's mercy since he would need him to revive him, Madara comments on his attitude. Hearing that Obito had never thought of him as an ally, Madara asks him what his next course of action will be, and listens as he says they will cripple the forces with despair. Noting how much Obito had become like him, Madara questions silently whether Obito was waiting on a response from Naruto after chiding the young man for allowing his comrades to die. When Madara cautioned Obito against possibly damage to the Ten-Tails, his words are rebuffed as Obito noted that the Ten-Tails had tough skin. After Naruto activates his [[Tailed Beast Mode]] and begins to disperse its power to his friends, Madara becomes surprised, recognising his intentions and jokingly remarking that Hinata got a nice power-up from it thanks to Naruto. As the battle continues to progress, Madara laments on the predictability of the alliance's moves after Ino possessed Obito, and predicts that Shikamaru would then use his [[Shadow Imitation Technique]], as the latter binds the Ten-Tails.
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Naruto and Sasuke eventually defeat Kaguya in her [[Kaguya's Dimension|own dimension]] by [[Six Paths Chibaku Tensei|sealing]] her, at which point she reverts into the Ten-Tails and spits out Madara. The [[Sage of the Six Paths]] summons Madara and everyone else back to the real world, but he can do nothing to save Madara from his approaching death as a result of having the Ten-Tails removed from his body. Madara uses his remaining time speaking to Hashirama, noting that his own dream for peace has died while Hashirama's lives on, and therefore was apparently the better of the two. Hashirama replies that they are still friends despite everything, which Madara uses his last breath to say isn't so bad.
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After Madara noticed that Obito was having trouble breaking Ten-Tails free of the Shadow Imitation Technique, he decided to provide more power. However, the combined efforts of the Alliance foiled his counter-attack. After Obito goaded the [[Hyūga clan]], the entire Alliance — powered by Kurama's chakra that Naruto gave to them — simultaneously attacked Ten-Tails, shocking the Uchiha. Obito and Madara's connections to Ten-Tails were then severed by Naruto and [[Rock Lee]] respectively with a Rasenshuriken and a well-placed kick. While his body was reconstructing itself, Madara was forced to retreat from atop the beast.
 
 
Forced to battle directly against the Allied Shinobi Forces, Madara's collaborative attacks with Obito prove useless against their chakra cloaked enemies before stopping his attack upon sensing Hashirama and delighting in fighting his old enemy again. Using his Susanno to withstand the Ten-Tails' [[Tenpenchii]], Madara deems his fight with the Allied Shinobi Forces boring as he allows the Ten-Tails to act on its destructive whim. When seeing him and the other Hokage arrive, an excited Madara challenges Hashirama to a long-awaited rematch, only be cut off by the First Hokage who deems the Ten-Tails a bigger priority right now. This leaves Madara dumbstruck and exposing a more childish side of himself while musing that Hashirama still irritates him after all these years. After creating five wood clones, one of Hashirama's wood clones confront Madara and tells him he's ready to fight. Madara refuses to fight the clone and wished to wait for the real Hashirama to finish what he's doing, though later Madara easily defeated the wood clone.
 
 
[[File:Madara reviving.png|thumb|left|Madara enacts his ploy to revive himself.]]
 
Sensing Obito's return to the real world from battling Kakashi in the other dimension, preferring to have become Ten-Tails' [[jinchūriki]] after defeating Hashirama, Madara deems his apprentice has outlived his usefulness and the time for him to repay for saving him has come. Forming a seal, Madara caused the [[chakra receiver|black rods]] embedded in Obito's body to sprout forth as he projects his will into Obito to force him to execute the [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] to restore him to a living person and begin the sealing process on the Ten-Tails. However, Madara learns that Obito is resisting him as he becomes the [[Ten-Tails]]' host in his stead.
 
 
[[File:SWW Madara vs. Hashirama.png|thumb|Madara battling Hashirama during the Fourth Shinobi World War.]]
 
Though he later enjoyed looking at how Obito's ascension causes the four Hokage great fear, Madara commented that he couldn't afford to delay using his "trump card" anymore, though he admitted his fear of Obito catching onto him before he could use it. He later confronted Hashirama, cutting off his path to Obito noting that he would no longer wait on him. Activating his perfect form of Susanoo, Madara engages Hashirama, stating mutually that he had no time for this either, but that he had no choice with things turning out as they were, and told Hashirama that they should entertain each other a bit longer. When his adversary requested that they stop their fight so that they could deal with Obito's threat, Madara noted that they were reincarnated bodies and that attack would have little to no effect on them. He then told the Senju, that if he wanted to help them, he would have to charge through him. During his battle with Hashirama, he expressed surprise when Obito unleashed his tailed beast transformation to continue the Eye of the Moon Plan.
 
   
 
== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
Madara Uchiha continued to influence the world, decades after his death. By instructing Obito to carry on in 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, as well as an orphaned social pariah. Obito was successfully able to convince mostly everyone that he was in fact the legendary Madara, and exploited the terror the name invoked to cause the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] with a death toll of 40,000 shinobi.
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After his second 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">Chapter 490, pages 1-6</ref>
   
However, Madara's notoriety was enough that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] would search for his DNA and [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] the notorious Uchiha in his youthful prime as a bid for strategic dominance in the Fourth Shinobi World War while exposing Obito's deception. However this had repercussions as Madara severed his contract with the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]] to carry out the final phase of his plan, considering his reincarnation as an unfortunate substitute of the intended [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|resurrection]] which Nagato was supposed to perform.
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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 Downfall]].
   
 
== Video Games ==
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* {{translation|"Madara"|斑}} can be translated as "spots".
 
* {{translation|"Madara"|斑}} can be translated as "spots".
*Madara, [[Obito]] and [[Hiruko (missing-nin)|Hiruko]] are tied for having the most [[kekkei genkai]] in the entire series.
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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]].
 
** Madara's hobby was [[Wikipedia:Falconry|falconry]].
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== 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]]) "''While I walk towards my real dream, I'll enjoy fighting you.''"<ref name="c625p18">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">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>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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* (To Obito before dying for the second time) "''Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha.''"<ref>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>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>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>Chapter 678, page 13</ref>
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* (Last words to Hashirama) "''As comrades, huh… Well… if that's how… we… will…''"
   
 
== References ==
 
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(うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara)

Debut
Manga Chapter #370
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #130
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie only
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Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Capricorn December 24 searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part II: 179 cm1.79 m
    5.873 ft
    70.472 in
Weight
  • Part II: 71.3 kg157.19 lb
Blood type O
Kekkei Genkai
Kekkei Mōra
Classification
Tailed Beast Ten-Tails (Forms)
Occupation
Affiliation
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Clan
Family

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Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was a legendary leader of the Uchiha clan and a reincarnation of Indra Ōtsutsuki. 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, a conflict that ended in Madara's death. 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 second death. Years later, Madara would be revived, only to see his plans foiled before dying one final time.

Background Edit

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Madara meeting Hashirama.

Madara was born during the Warring States Period, the eldest 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.[5] This, combined with Madara's naturally strong chakra, enabled the young Madara to defeat adult Senju in battle and develop a reputation as a genius.[6]

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 his brothers on the battlefield. Together they imagined a world where children like themselves wouldn't need to fight.[7] 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.[8]

Hashirama VS Madara

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, a position Hashirama tried to use to broker peace between them.[9] Although some Uchiha found the offer increasingly tempting, Madara refused due to Izuna's death at the hands of Hashirama's own brother, Tobirama. Despite this, some Uchiha defected over to the Senju clan out of self-preservation. Madara then 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.[10]

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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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

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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.[14] 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.[15] Madara chose to abandon the village, returning with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox under his control to challenge Hashirama.[16] They fought to exhaustion, and from the carnage of their battle the Valley of the End was formed.[17] In the end, Madara, too tired to even keep his Sharingan activated, was killed by Hashirama.[18]

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.[19]

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,[19] 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.[20] Madara spent this time keeping a close eye on Konoha to find a suitable pawn to take his place.

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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 Forbidden Individual Curse Tag 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.[21] 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.[22]

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 confident in his abilities and talent.[23] 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.[24] His actions and beliefs were singularly focused on protecting Izuna, his only surviving brother.[25] So long as he had Izuna, Madara was reasonable and kind, willing to make concessions for a perceived greater good.[26]

Hontō no Yume

Madara's descent into darkness.

Madara changed after Izuna's death, becoming bitter towards the Senju, particularly Hashirama since he still had a brother. Embracing his clan's Curse of Hatred, he opted to die for revenge rather than compromise or forgive.[27] 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 convinced 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 village's best interests. Unlike Hashirama's more compassionate methods, Madara took a merciless approach: the shinobi of Iwagakure only had purpose so long as they swore unwavering allegiance to Konoha.[28] After his defection from Konoha, Madara's priorities became centred 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 valued only power and possessed so much of it, Madara therefore disliked to waste it on unworthy causes or unchallenging opponents, claiming disgust when he was forced to.[29]

Madara loved fighting above all else: the sights, the sounds, even the taste of his own blood.[30] Yet he was very disciplined 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 made him versatile in combat, ever willing and able to change tactics and exploit advantages. He was perfectly aware of his talents and did not feign modesty, bluntly stating when he was stronger than his opponents and belittling them when they continued to defy him. Conversely, if he was proven wrong or somebody posed a legitimate challenge to him, he would admit it, apologise for previous remarks if necessary, and if he gained the upper hand, he would not drag out his opponent's suffering.[31]

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Madara's reaction after sensing Hashirama's chakra.

The one exception Madara makes was Hashirama. Their years of rivalry left Madara with competing feelings of respect and resentment for Hashirama. He hated to hear Hashirama's name and at the same time grew excited at the prospect of fighting him.[28][32] Madara considered Hashirama the only opponent worthy of his time and would gladly postpone his own plans if it meant prolonging his time to fight with Hashirama.[33]

In his later years, after developing his Eye of the Moon Plan, Madara became pessimistic about human nature, believing the cycle of battle to be inescapable.[34] He also came to believe that humanity and the world are incapable of changing from what they were in the past.[35] He believed the current, "worthless" reality was built too much on the idea of winning and losing. For this reason he was deeply committed to his plan, so much that he would prematurely end a fight he was enjoying or kill any threat, even his own clansmen, for the sake of its success. The ultimate failure of his plan left Madara deeply depressed, but it caused him to see its errors: breaking free of his Curse of Hatred, he regretted the mistakes he'd made and admitted the superiority of Hashirama's methods for peace. He and Hashirama were thus able to reconcile in the moments before his death.

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.[5] 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.[36]

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Madara's appearance 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 crimson 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 blue high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and a simple, light-brown obi and a belt.[37] 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.[38][39] 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 recreated Ten-Tails produced by Obito, Madara obtained additional black magatama markings around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe. He reverts to his former appearance after the Ten-Tails is removed from his body.[40]

Abilities Edit

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Madara clashing with his life-long rival, Hashirama.

Madara was recognised as the most powerful member of the Uchiha clan and one of the most gifted shinobi in history.[41] Even as a child he was regarded as a prodigy, as he was able to kill several adult Senju before he awakened his Sharingan.[42] History remembers him best for being able to compete with Hashirama Senju, a "God of Shinobi".[43] For this reason, when Obito began operating under Madara's name, the mere threat of Madara's power caused the Five Great Shinobi Countries, including the normally neutral Land of Iron, to band together and trigger the Fourth Shinobi World War.[44] After his return from death, Madara proved himself to be more than a match for the five Kage and the nine tailed beasts, defeating all of them single-handedly at different times.[45][46]

Chakra and Physical Prowess Edit

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Madara absorbing a restrained Hashirama's senjutsu chakra.

Madara was noted to have been born with very powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.[36] This is partly because he was an inheritor of Indra's chakra.[47] His chakra had been described as extremely foul and evil by both Kurama and Tobirama.[48][49] His reserves were so large that he could fight nonstop for twenty-four hours before collapsing.[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 allowed 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]

Although he primarily relied on his ninjutsu, Madara was skilled with taijutsu as well. During his confrontation with the Fourth Division, he easily tore through hundreds of opponents, disarming many and dodging attacks from multiple directions. Offensively, he could strike with precision before his opponent has a chance to react and overpower individuals twice his size.[53] His pain tolerance, stamina, endurance and durability was high, as he did not flinch from being stabbed all the way through the bicep,[54] followed by being blasted by Wind Release: Sand Scattering Bullets, at point-blank range, battered by and losing an arm during an assault by the nine tailed beasts, none of which even slowed him down, even a little.[55] After being brought back to life and regaining access to his full powers, Madara was shown to be fast enough to catch even Naruto off guard while the latter was in Sage Mode.[56]

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;[57] he could perform fūinjutsu strong enough to seal the Ten-Tails;[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's personal collection is composed of different weapons including giant shuriken, a kama, chains with weights, a kusarigama, and hand-held shuriken.[60] He was seen carrying swords at different times in his life and demonstrated proficiency with it while fighting the Fourth Division.[61] His trademark weapon was his gunbai, with which he could shield himself[62] and redirect attacks,[63] or utilise it as an ordinary weapon, wielding it as a mace or flail.[64] With his gunbai, he could slice through the giant roots of the Ten-Tails' tree form.[65]

Nature Transformation Edit

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Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.

As an Uchiha, Madara had a natural affinity for Fire Release, whether to 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.[66] In the anime, Madara could create powerful gusts with his gunbai to repel an entire platoon.[67] Later in his life, he demonstrated 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.[68]

Over time, Madara gained access to other nature types. After acquiring some of Hashirama's DNA, he was able to perform Wood Release, a simultaneous mixture of earth and water natures, with his skill being comparable to Hashirama himself.[69][70] Madara could create gigantic flowering trees, whose pollen could render a foe unconscious,[71] wood clones,[72] and even a large wooden dragon to bind large targets like the tailed beasts and drain their chakra.[73] By using Hashirama's cells, Madara could produce roots from his body to connect to and gain limited control of the Ten-Tails.[74] After he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, he was shown using Yin Release to create lightning bolts from the palm of his hands, and Storm Release – a mixture of water and lightning – to create energy beams.[75]

Dōjutsu Edit

Sharingan Edit

Madara's Sharingan

Madara's Sharingan.

Madara first awakened his Sharingan as a child.[8] Initially each eye had one tomoe, but by adulthood his Sharingan had fully developed and he could keep them active near-constantly. Madara's mastery over the Sharingan far surpassed every other member of the Uchiha clan to the point only he could tell a wood clone from the original,[76] and enabled him to see and differentiate chakra.

With the Sharingan, Madara could place targets under various genjutsu after brief eye-contact to either paralyse them or relay information.[77] This even allowed him to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox which, once he had summoned it, gave him a powerful tool in battle. He was 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 Mangekyo Sharingan

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 possessed a rare "Straight Tomoe" (直巴, Choku Tomoe), which granted 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.[78] In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of his and Izuna's: Madara's in the foreground with Izuna's thick straight lines stretching outward from just underneath. Madara was able to use his techniques even while not having any eyes.[79]

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Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.

Having awakened the power of both his Mangekyō, Madara could use Susanoo. He did not need to fully manifest it to benefit from its use: with just its ribcage he can withstand an Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan,[80] and he could perform attacks with only its upper half. When fully produced, Madara would hover within Susanoo to grant him greater range of movement.[71] His Susanoo wielded up to two (four in the anime) undulating blades that could be thrown, then maintained and controlled remotely.[81] Madara can also produce Yasaka Magatama of varying sizes.[82]

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Madara's Complete Body Susanoo.

Madara's experience with Susanoo allowed him to fully "stabilise" it into its Complete Body form, causing it to resemble a tengu with outer armour that was nearly impenetrable, which he calls his Perfect Susanoo.[83] Its secondary pair of arms wield sheathed katana which it was able to bisect mountains.[84] According to Madara, the full power of his perfect Susanoo was comparable to that of the tailed beasts, and no one had lived to see it a second time.[85] Madara was able to shape his stabilised Susanoo as an armour which he equipped unto the Nine-Tails in order to complement their respective abilities.[86]

Madara was knowledgeable of other Mangekyō techniques, or at least able to discern their mechanics after only brief observation.[87] 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.[75]

Rinnegan Edit

Madara's Rinnegan

Madara's Rinnegan.

Many years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara's Sharingan evolved into the Rinnegan.[19] Because Madara was the eyes' original owner, only he could use them to their fullest power.[88] He was able to switch back and forth between his Rinnegan and Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. With the Rinnegan, Madara could use all of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique,[89] such as the Preta Path to absorb chakra.[90] He could also use the Deva Path to perform Chibaku Tensei on a massive scale.[91] With the Outer Path, he could use the Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique[92] and create chakra chains to fully restrain all nine tailed beasts.[93] Madara could combine the power of his Rinnegan with the power of his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan for other techniques.[94]

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, and generate a corporeal invisible shadow to aid him in battle, which was powerful enough to knock down all nine tailed beasts.[95] Upon regaining both of his Rinnegan, Madara was able to produce up to four shadows to aid him.[96]

Rinne Sharingan Edit

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Madara's Rinne Sharingan.

After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki and regaining both his Rinnegan, Madara awakened a Rinne Sharingan on his forehead by approaching the moon. With this eye, he could cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[97]

Sensory Perception Edit

Madara was an adept sensor type and could detect and recognise chakra signatures from great distances.[32] His sensory skills were refined enough to determine a person's clan and the nature of their kekkei genkai, and even differentiate species.[98] When amplified with senjutsu chakra, his sensory abilities were great enough that he could fight without eyes, locating targets and dodging attacks through sense alone.[99]

Intelligence Edit

Madara's years of experience on the battlefield had honed his strategic ingenuity. When entering a fight, he could quickly devise a number of approaches so that, should one approach prove ineffective, he could switch to another immediately. The more time he spent against a particular opponent, the less need he had for these backup tactics, as he eventually could both predict what they would do and identify literal or psychological weaknesses for him to exploit. He does not overlook any detail in a fight, using overheard communications and opponents' offhand remarks to form and verify any theories he comes up with.[75] In addition to his sheer adaptability, Madara was simply knowledgeable of a large variety of individuals and abilities, allowing him to identify jutsu as soon as they were performed and react with the most appropriate counter to them.

Body Modifications Edit

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

In addition to amplified chakra and Wood Release, infusing Hashirama's DNA into himself gave Madara regenerative powers, allowing him to heal most injuries in seconds.[100] Should he lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he could immediately replace it with the special material that makes up the White Zetsu's bodies.[101][102] When reincarnated, Kabuto Yakushi modified Madara to be "beyond his physical and combat prime", restoring his youth while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age.[103] Kabuto's modifications resulted in a pale replica of Hashirama's face appearing on Madara's left pectoral region, which granted Hashirama's abilities to his reincarnated body.[104]

After being properly revived, he was able to absorb Hashirama's senjutsu chakra, causing the replica of his face to develop Sage Mode markings.[105] Although he didn't have direct access to Sage Mode, he gained certain benefits of the form, such as heightened sensory and regenerative abilities, as well as increased durability.

After having the Ten-Tails removed from his body, it would appear that Madara had lost his Hashirama implant on the right side of his chest.[106]

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.[107] He became faster than the Flying Thunder God Technique and Kamui,[108] and durable enough to survive even the Night Guy, though admittedly nearly dying in the process. His regenerative powers were high enough to survive bisection,[109] and soon after completely restore himself, causing Madara to declare himself immortal.[110] In this form, Madara could fly and harness natural energy to enhance his various techniques. Most crucially to Madara's purposes, he was able to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi as well as God: Nativity of a World of Trees.[111]

Truth-Seeking Ball Edit

As the Ten Tails' jinchūriki, Madara could use Truth-Seeking Balls, ten black orbs comprised of all five basic nature transformations, Yin–Yang Release[112] and the Six Paths Sage Chakra.[113] The balls are his primary weapons and generally float behind him in a halo-like formation.[110] The black chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as high speed projectiles,[114] protective barriers,[115] and various weapons, including a shakujō with a crescent-shaped curve.[116] With his complete control over the Ten-Tails' power, Madara could apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu the balls come in contact with.[117]

Other Skills Edit

Madara was a researcher, having experimented and cultivated a clone flower through the Demonic Statue of Outer Path and from it create a life-support system to extend his life.[118] He had enough medical knowledge to transplant eyes, treat severe injuries, and replace destroyed body parts with the White Zetsu matter.[119]

Part II Edit

Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown

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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 asks what will happen if he refuses, Kabuto resurrects Madara to show he knows that Tobi is not the true Madara and forces him to accept.[120] Tobi reluctantly agrees and Kabuto de-summons Madara.[121]

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax

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Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kabuto decides to use Madara against the Allied Shinobi Forces and uses as a medium to summon him to the battlefield. When he first becomes aware of his surroundings, Madara believes he has been brought back by Nagato's Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique but soon realises that he instead has been brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation. Kabuto speaks through Mū, introduces himself, and explains recent developments in the world and Tobi's current actions. After Kabuto points out that he has restored Madara to a state beyond his prime, Madara tests his body by tearing through the Fourth Division, thinning its numbers. The Fourth Division's 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 activate his Rinnegan and absorb the attack.

Seeing a way to eliminate all his enemies in one attack, Madara pulls down a meteorite from the atmosphere. When the Kazekage and Tsuchikage successfully stops it, Madara adds a second meteorite to his attack, both of which fall upon and devastate the Fourth Division. 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 and tries to summon the Nine-Tails, only to discover it's sealed in a jinchūriki, specifically Naruto. He tries to apprehend Naruto but is repelled by the arrival of the Fifth Hokage, the Fifth Mizukage, and the Fourth Raikage. The five Kage combine forces against Madara and propel him from the immediate area.

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Madara challenging the Kage.

By the time he returns, Naruto's shadow clone is gone and the five Kage remain his only opponents. They battle for some time, with Madara equaling and besting the Kage's efforts. When he is hit with the Tsuchikage's Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique, Madara's armour is torn away, revealing the implant of Hashirama's face on his chest. 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. Madara then creates creating twenty-five copies of himself and have them each activate their Susanoo.

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Madara's soul remains intact.

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. Before he can use it to kill the Kage, his Susanoo starts to fade and Madara is engulfed in light. 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 rescind the Impure World Reincarnation contract that Kabuto has over him, enabling him to return to his immortal body without further interference from a summoner. 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 try to block his escape.

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Madara reunites with Obito.

After defeating the five Kage, Madara finds and reunites with Obito while he's engaged in combat with Naruto, Killer B, Kakashi Hatake, and Might Guy. Madara notices the Demonic Statue undergoing a premature transformation into the Ten-Tails and scolds Obito for being too hasty. After Obito returns Madara's gunbai, Madara creates a wood dragon in an attempt to capture Naruto and Killer B and complete the Ten-Tails. He at one point manages to restrain and drain B of his energy but is overwhelmed by Guy's Daytime Tiger. The Ten-Tails is revived before he can recover, forcing Madara to make do. He 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.

The Allies 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. 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 killed, the Allies are given one final battle plan in the time it takes the Ten-Tails to hit its target. Obito and Madara 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 their control they must fight the Alliance directly. Obito eventually disappears to the other dimension, forcing Madara to fend for himself.

Madara and Hashirama fight again

Madara fighting Hashirama.

During Obito's absence, Madara 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 arrives, Hashirama sends only 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 later senses Obito's return to the battlefield and decides to make use of 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.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Edit

Main article: Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki 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. Madara is eventually restrained by Hashirama's wood dragons and the Alliance moves in to seal him.

Madara Revived

Madara revived by Black Zetsu using Obito.

When Obito is defeated and the tailed beasts are removed from his body, 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 defects the converging Alliance. Though he's alive again, his reincarnated eyes deteriorate into nothing because he forfeited his real eyes during his life. To compensate for his blindness, he immobilises Hashirama with chakra receivers and absorbs his senjutsu chakra, allowing him to sense those around him. His first attacker is Sasuke Uchiha. Madara does not want to kill his own clansman, so he instructs Sasuke to stay out of his way.

Madara stabs Sasuke1

Madara fatally stabs Sasuke.

Madara goes after the freed tailed beasts so that he can revive the Ten-Tails once more. His first attempt goes badly and he loses an arm. While he regroups, a Zetsu brings him one of his Rinnegan that Obito kept in storage. Madara takes this and one of the Zetsu's arms, allowing him start round two. He 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 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.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Edit

Main article: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes

Obito shoves his hand into Madara

Madara being betrayed by Obito.

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.

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 but 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. 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 Ten-Tails in its 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 Kakashi 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. Obito is too weak to escape.

Mugen Tsukuyomi

Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi.

To give Obito some final words, Madara first congratulates him for removing the Forbidden Individual Curse Tag 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 Rinnegan, 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 Madara appears, so Madara delays them with multiple Chibaku Tensei. He flies into the sky and a Rinne Sharingan appears on his forehead, 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. Sasuke is able to save Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Seeing them, Madara announces himself the world's saviour, one who has saved the world from itself by replacing the hells of reality with the heavens of dreams. While he is proselytising, 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, completely covering him and forcing him to start absorbing the chakra of those trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi. After dramatically increasing in size, Madara shrinks down until a revived Kaguya is revealed in his stead.

Madara dying

Madara speaks to Hashirama for the last time.

Naruto and Sasuke eventually defeat Kaguya in her own dimension by sealing her, at which point she reverts into the Ten-Tails and spits out Madara. The Sage of the Six Paths summons Madara and everyone else back to the real world, but he can do nothing to save Madara from his approaching death as a result of having the Ten-Tails removed from his body. Madara uses his remaining time speaking to Hashirama, noting that his own dream for peace has died while Hashirama's lives on, and therefore was apparently the better of the two. Hashirama replies that they are still friends despite everything, which Madara uses his last breath to say isn't so bad.

Legacy Edit

After his second 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.[121]

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 Downfall.

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 4
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 was falconry.
    • Madara's favourite food was inarizushi, while his least favourite was roe.
    • Madara wished to fight the upper class Konoha ninja.
    • Madara's favourite phrase was "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!"[28]
  • (To Hashirama) "While I walk towards my real dream, I'll enjoy fighting you."[122]
  • (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!"[123]
  • (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."[124]
  • (To Obito before dying for the second time) "Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha."[125]
  • (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."[126]
  • (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."[127]
  • (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."[128]
  • (Last words to Hashirama) "As comrades, huh… Well… if that's how… we… will…"

References Edit

  1. Third Databook, page 48
  2. Fourth Databook, pages 58-63
  3. Naruto chapter 510, page 12
  4. Naruto chapter 678, page 13
  5. 5.0 5.1 Chapter 386, page 5
  6. Chapter 398, page 18
  7. Chapter 623, page 8
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chapter 624, page 8
  9. Chapter 386, page 6
  10. Chapter 625, pages 4-5
  11. Chapter 386, page 10
  12. Chapter 575, pages 8-11
  13. Chapter 625, page 19
  14. Chapter 646, pages 7-9
  15. Chapter 626, page 2
  16. Chapter 399, page 9
  17. Chapter 399, pages 11-13
  18. Chapter 626, page 14-16
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Chapter 606, pages 13-14
  20. Chapter 602, page 12
  21. Chapter 675, pages 7-10
  22. Chapter 606
  23. Chapter 621, page 18
  24. Chapter 622, page 15
  25. Chapter 623, page 11
  26. Chapter 661, pages 15-16
  27. Chapter 625, page 21
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Chapter 562, page 2
  29. Chapter 592, pages 5-6
  30. Chapter 659, pages 1-5
  31. Chapter 672, pages 16-17
  32. 32.0 32.1 Chapter 628, page 12
  33. Chapter 589, page 2
  34. Chapter 646, page 11
  35. Chapter 562, page 4
  36. 36.0 36.1 Chapter 398, page 17
  37. Chapter 399, pages 10-11
  38. Chapter 601, pages 16-17
  39. Chapter 602, page 9
  40. Chapter 690
  41. Chapter 385, page 16
  42. Chapter 623, page 13
  43. Chapter 398
  44. Chapter 467
  45. Chapter 601, page 7
  46. Chapter 661, pages 6-7
  47. Chapter 671, page 6
  48. Chapter 561, page 11
  49. Chapter 620, page 8
  50. Chapter 624, pages 13-14
  51. Chapter 603, pages 1-4
  52. Chapter 657
  53. Chapter 560, pages 5-6
  54. Chapter 657, pages 7, 16-18
  55. Chapter 658
  56. Chapter 657, page 7
  57. Chapter 675, pages 6-7
  58. Chapter 663, pages 13-15
  59. 59.0 59.1 Chapter 681, pages 13-14
  60. Chapter 604, page 8
  61. Chapter 560, pages 5-6
  62. Chapter 601, pages 9-10
  63. Chapter 601, pages 14-15
  64. Naruto: Shippūden episode 140
  65. Chapter 646, page 9
  66. Chapter 657, pages 19-20
  67. Naruto: Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations OVA
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  69. Chapter 601, pages 17-19
  70. Chapter 609, page 6
  71. 71.0 71.1 Chapter 575, pages 3-6
  72. Chapter 578, pages 10
  73. Chapter 607
  74. Chapter 613, pages 5-6
  75. 75.0 75.1 75.2 Chapter 674
  76. Chapter 577, page 12
  77. Chapter 606, page 10-11
  78. Chapter 624, page 16
  79. Chapter 658, page 10
  80. Chapter 560, page 9
  81. Chapter 660, page 11
  82. Chapter 563, page 9
  83. Chapter 626, pages 4-6
  84. Chapter 589, pages 4-5
  85. Chapter 589, page 10
  86. Chapter 621, pages 5-15
  87. Chapter 666
  88. Chapter 675, page 4
  89. Chapter 606, page 14
  90. Chapter 560, pages 13-14
  91. Chapter 676, pages 9-13
  92. Chapter 656, page 16
  93. Chapter 659, pages 15-16
  94. Chapter 560, pages 16-17
  95. Chapter 659, pages 15-18
  96. Chapter 676, page 8
  97. Chapter 676, pages 16-17
  98. Chapter 657, page 20
  99. Chapter 657, pages 5-8
  100. Chapter 657, page 15
  101. Chapter 658, pages 16-17
  102. Chapter 659, page 11
  103. Chapter 561, pages 3, 11
  104. Chapter 575, page 14
  105. Chapter 657, page 6
  106. Naruto chapter 690
  107. Chapter 665, page 3
  108. Chapter 665, pages 11-13
  109. Chapter 674, pages 15-16
  110. 110.0 110.1 Chapter 673, page 13
  111. Chapter 677
  112. Chapter 689, page 7
  113. Chapter 674, pages 9-10
  114. Chapter 669, page 9
  115. Chapter 669, pages 15-18
  116. Chapter 663, page 14
  117. Chapter 665, pages 14-15
  118. Chapter 602, page 11
  119. Chapter 602, page 3
  120. Chapter 564, page 12
  121. 121.0 121.1 Chapter 490, pages 1-6
  122. Chapter 625, page 18
  123. Chapter 568, page 8
  124. Chapter 602, page 8
  125. Chapter 606, page 17
  126. Chapter 661, page 12-13
  127. Chapter 675, page 9
  128. Chapter 678, page 13

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