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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<ref name="c386p6"/><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 12</ref> as well as his desire to make his clan superior out of what [[Tobi]] claimed was Madara's great love for them.<ref name="c399p3"/> 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 humanity 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 name="C562P4"/> Despite his aggressiveness, Madara has shown himself to be capable of showing mercy, as he refused to fight against severely wounded opponents<ref name="C601P8">''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><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 14</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 and not showing anger or disdain for Hashirama when the latter was reincarnated; showing that Madara didn't hold a grudge on his rival for defeating him.<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 [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revive]] himself and prepared to use his next trump card.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 637, page 17</ref>
 
Madara has been described as being hostile and aggressive by nature as well as being very ambitious, the latter of which was seen during his rise to the position of clan leader<ref name="c386p6"/><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 12</ref> as well as his desire to make his clan superior out of what [[Tobi]] claimed was Madara's great love for them.<ref name="c399p3"/> 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 humanity 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 name="C562P4"/> Despite his aggressiveness, Madara has shown himself to be capable of showing mercy, as he refused to fight against severely wounded opponents<ref name="C601P8">''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><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 14</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 and not showing anger or disdain for Hashirama when the latter was reincarnated; showing that Madara didn't hold a grudge on his rival for defeating him.<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 [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revive]] himself and prepared to use his next trump card.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 637, page 17</ref>
   
After using his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] to further decipher the Uchiha Stone Monument, Madara felt helpless, because he came to believe humans were cursed to fight each other, till the end of our species.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 11</ref> After learning this Madara claimed that he set in motion the Eye of the Moon Plan in order to save humanity from its curse.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 13</ref> Whether the [[Curse of Hatred]] had any influence in Madara making this decision is currently unknown.
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After using his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] to further decipher the Uchiha Stone Monument, Madara felt helpless, because he came to believe humans were cursed to fight each other.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 11</ref> After learning this Madara claimed that he set in motion the Eye of the Moon Plan in order to save humanity from its curse.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 13</ref> Whether the [[Curse of Hatred]] had any influence in Madara making this decision is currently unknown.
   
 
As an old man, Madara seemed to be very bitter and disillusioned about the current reality, which he regards as worthless, 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. 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 615, page 6</ref>
 
As an old man, Madara seemed to be very bitter and disillusioned about the current reality, which he regards as worthless, 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. 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 615, page 6</ref>
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[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
 
[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
His Susanoo's defensive capabilities are high, even in its ribcage state, having withstood Naruto Uzumaki's [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 9</ref> as well as [[A]]'s [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop]] completely undamaged.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 4</ref> His Susanoo's defensive power is 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> When enhanced by [[senjutsu]], Madara's Susanoo is durable enough to protect him from a barrage of blows from all nine [[tailed beasts]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 658, page 13</ref> Further proof of his mastery in this technique is his ability to produce a lower half of Susanoo, inclusive of feet.<ref name="C575P4"/> Due to the addition of its legs, Madara's Susanoo possesses far greater speed, flexibility and movement range, than that of most 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 is 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 though at a larger and overall far more powerful scale than other users such as [[Itachi Uchiha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref>
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His Susanoo's defensive capabilities are high, even in its ribcage state, having withstood Naruto Uzumaki's [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 9</ref> as well as [[A]]'s [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop]] completely undamaged.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 4</ref> His Susanoo's defensive power is 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> Further proof of his mastery in this technique is his ability to produce a lower half of Susanoo, inclusive of feet.<ref name="C575P4"/> Due to the addition of its legs, Madara's Susanoo possesses far greater speed, flexibility and movement range, than that of most 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 is 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 though at a larger and overall far more powerful scale than other users such as [[Itachi Uchiha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref>
   
 
[[File:MadaraPSS.png|thumb|175px|Madara's stabilised final Susanoo.]]
 
[[File:MadaraPSS.png|thumb|175px|Madara's stabilised final Susanoo.]]

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(うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara)

  • Second Six Paths (二人目の六道, Futarime no Rikudō)[2]
  • Saviour of this World (この世の救世主, Kono Yo no Kyūseishu)[3]
Debut
Manga Chapter #370
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #130
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
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Birthdate Astrological Sign Capricorn December 24 searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part II: 179 cm1.79 m
    5.873 ft
    70.472 in
Kekkei Genkai
Classification
Tailed Beast Ten-Tails (Forms)
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Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) is 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.[4] 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 reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi during the Fourth Shinobi World War, and later revived as a living person by Obito. He is one of the main antagonists of the series. Upon his revival, Madara is one of the last three living Uchiha.

Background

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Before the era of ninja villages, Madara was one of five brothers born to Tajima Uchiha. However, three of Madara's brothers died at the hands of the Senju, leaving him and his younger brother Izuna. Madara was considered one of the most gifted members of the Uchiha clan alongside Izuna. Madara often competed with Izuna as training.[5] Even by his clan's standards, Madara's chakra was especially strong.[6] 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 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.[7] As they grew older, Madara's rivalry with Hashirama increased,[8] 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.[9]

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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.[10] 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.[11]

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From then on, Madara would constantly battle Hashirama with the intent of erasing him from his past.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] 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.[14] When Hashirama resolved to kill himself, Madara stopped him, noting his courage and accepted the truce.[15]

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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.[16] 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.[17] Madara, who was spying on the Senju siblings, began to grow uneasy from this lack of trust, doubting the worth of this village.[18] During the time he was a shinobi of Konohagakure, Madara approached 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.[19] Afterwards, Madara fought and defeated them when they engaged him in battle.[20]

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.[21] Madara's breaking point, however, came after deciphering the tablet beneath the Naka Shrine and discovering the true origins of all shinobi, which left him greatly in despair upon realising mankind became cursed to repeat history.[22] Later meeting in the Naka Shrine, Madara told Hashirama his intent on leaving the village and he had a plan to make his dream become a reality while at the same time, falling victim to the Curse of Hatred once again.[23] 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.[24]

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Abandoned by his clan, Madara left the village, sought out Kurama, and subdued it using his Sharingan.[25][26] He later returned in order to challenge Hashirama in battle, fighting at the site that would someday be called the Valley of the End.[27][28] The battle waged well into the night, leaving both shinobi battered and exhausted and Madara stripped of his control over Kurama.[29] 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.[30] However, due to not having enough chakra to access his Sharingan, Madara couldn't tell that the defeated Hashirama was actually a clone, and was shocked to find the real Hashirama standing behind him and stabbing him through the chest.[31] Quickly losing consciousness, Madara vowed that one day Konohagakure would be shrouded in darkness, and appeared to have died from his wound.[32]

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.[33] Though he noted that nothing happened at first, when he was nearing the end of his natural lifespan, he awakened the Rinnegan.[33] He also acquired the Wood Release kekkei genkai,[34][35] and with both Senju and Uchiha DNA — the ability to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.[33] He later transplanted his Rinnegan eyes into Nagato without the young man knowing,[33] and replaced his left eye with a spare Sharingan.[36] 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.[37] Also from the stolen cells of Hashirama, Madara used the statue to cultivate a living clone of Hashirama.[38][33]

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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.[38] He told Obito that he would have to repay his debt to him slowly.[36] Madara then left White Zetsu and a 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.[39] 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.[40] He then explained how he had awakened the Rinnegan, gained access to the empty shell of the Ten-Tails, and cultivated Hashirama's cells.[41][42][43][44] 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.[45]

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, 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.[46]

Personality

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As a child, Madara was very kind, temperamental, highly competitive, and wanted to perfect everything he did.[47] 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. 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. According to a young Hashirama Senju, Madara Uchiha has a god complex, even as a child.[48] 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.[49] 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.[50][51] 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.[52] Relating to this, he also lamented what he thought it was all his fault that he failed to his protect his siblings as a result he felt deep grief and remorse, for what he thought was inability to protect his loved ones lives, despite him having been a child at that time; when learning about their deaths a bit too late.[53]

Madara also possessed tremendous love for his younger brother Izuna, which according to Hashirama, was far greater than Itachi Uchiha's love for Sasuke.[54] As his other three brothers died in battle with the Senju clan, Madara became extremely father-like, compassionate, and protective of Izuna and swore that he would never let him die.[55] He was also very competitive with Izuna as they honed their skills by training together, but was nonetheless close with him.[5]He was so close to Izuna, that Izuna even gave him his eyes as a means of better protecting their clan's future.[14] However, after the constant battles between the Uchiha and Senju clans, which eventually resulted in Izuna's death, Madara became bitter and vengeful toward the Senju, causing him to embrace his own clan's Curse of Hatred and beginning his descent into darkness.[56]

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.[57][58] Despite repairing and rekindling his friendship with Hashirama during his clash with Mū and Ōnoki, Madara still had a sense of rivalry and hatred towards Hashirama, going as far as to forbid Ōnoki from mentioning that name in front of him ever again.[19] He also became angry when Hashirama mentioned the words "our brothers" during their battle.[59] 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.[59] 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.[60] 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.[61] 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, despite his various enhancements and additional abilities provided by Kabuto's modifications.[62]

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As he grew older, Madara became very self-confident, disciplined, and spiteful, witnessed in his belittlement of Ōnoki both after his reincarnation and in the past,[19] his berating of Mei Terumī's technique[63] and his degradation of Tsunade while comparing her to her grandfather, after saying he would kill her first out of the five Kage because she was a Senju.[64] He is also quick to reprimand others for recklessness or stupidity, as he berated Tsunade for attacking him without thinking of how the other Kage would be treated if she was killed,[65] the five Kage as a group for worrying too much about the flowers in his technique and not watching their backs,[66] and Obito for trying to use Ten-Tails' Tailed Beast Ball against the Allied Shinobi Forces, which could have possibly injured the beast itself.[67] He also has a habit of referring to fighting as 'dancing'.[68] However, Madara is an honest individual and isn't above praising the abilities of others as he openly called both Mei and A's abilities an impressive offence,[69] and Gaara and Ōnoki's manoeuvre an impressive defence,[70] as well as commending the two for being able to stop his first meteorite,[71] and later Naruto for countering his Wood Release attack.[72] Having respect for Naruto, Madara tried to reason with him that the Eye of the Moon Plan was for the good of mankind.[73] He is also willing to admit when he is wrong as after Tsunade tag-teamed him with A, he admitted she was not weak at all.[74] 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.[75][76][77] Madara also had no remorse forcing Obito to use the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique despite the fact it would result in the latter's death; while only lamenting that he did not get the chance to face Hashirama Senju one last time, before becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.[78]

Madara has a macabre sense of humour, as shown when he created 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.[79] He also referred to incinerating the forest as "creating coal" after knocking the five Kage into it,[80] and when asked by Naruto what had happened to the Kage, he stated that they were "not doing so well.",[81] as well as describing the Ten-Tails' enormous and destructive attack as a form of fun.[82] 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.[83] 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.[84] 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.[85]

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Madara is treacherous by nature as, after the alliance with Iwagakure was made, he immediately betrayed and Ōnoki, expecting them to follow Konohagakure's lead from then on, displaying a sense of loyalty to his village in his own way.[19] He also embedded chakra receivers into Obito's artificial body as a fail safe to have himself revived.[86] The Uchiha also believed Madara stole Izuna's eyes by force in order to escape blindness.[87] 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.[88] Relating to this, Madara enjoys a challenging fight and said that anything less than the five Kage against him would be inadequate; and in stopping Hashirama Senju from intervening with trying to defeat Obito Uchiha as the Ten-Tails jinchūriki from completing the Eye of the Moon Plan; simply to satisfy his love for battle.[89][90][91] 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[92] 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 weapon.[93] Due to the times he lived in, Madara believes it is natural for shinobi to spend their entire lives in battle.[94] Despite his love of battle, Madara never loses his composure to excitement or fear in any of his battle situations with the exceptions being his excitement upon sensing Hashirama's chakra, showing a malicious smile with an bloodthirsty look on his face as well as in his resurrection, expressing excitement with the same bloodthirsty expression on his face.[95][96] 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.[97] 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.[98]

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[13][99][100] as well as his desire to make his clan superior out of what Tobi claimed was Madara's great love for them.[87] 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.[101] 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.[26] Madara also believes power is something tangible that can be passed down through generations and that the will of a dead person cannot be inherited, as it is not tangible.[102] He also thinks that humanity 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.[94] Despite his aggressiveness, Madara has shown himself to be capable of showing mercy, as he refused to fight against severely wounded opponents[103] and those he views as "children", such as Ōnoki.[104] 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,[105] 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.[106][107] 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 and not showing anger or disdain for Hashirama when the latter was reincarnated; showing that Madara didn't hold a grudge on his rival for defeating him.[108][109][110] Madara is also shown to be very collected as he simply brushed off the fact that he failed to revive himself and prepared to use his next trump card.[111]

After using his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan to further decipher the Uchiha Stone Monument, Madara felt helpless, because he came to believe humans were cursed to fight each other.[112] After learning this Madara claimed that he set in motion the Eye of the Moon Plan in order to save humanity from its curse.[113] Whether the Curse of Hatred had any influence in Madara making this decision is currently unknown.

As an old man, Madara seemed to be very bitter and disillusioned about the current reality, which he regards as worthless, 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. 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,[114] in both actions and attitude — something which Madara seemed pleased about.[115]

Appearance

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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.[5] 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.[116]

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Madara as he appeared during Konoha's founding.

By adulthood, Madara grew tall and fit with his hair reaching waist-length and 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 bright 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,[117][118][19][119][120] but this was discarded upon his defection.[121][122][123][124] During battle, he often carried an orange-brown 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 traditional clan attire with the Uchiha crest on the back, in addition to regaining his blue armoured chest plate and still sported the standard blue forehead protector briefly. 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.

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.[125][126] When Madara was reincarnated during the Fourth Shinobi World War, in addition to the generic effect of gaining grey sclerae and minor cracks about his being, his body's youth was restored with the addition of a pale replica of Hashirama's face on the Uchiha's left pectoral region.[127] After truly reviving himself through Obito, Madara's cracks disappeared, showing his complete restoration.[128] However, he is missing his eyes, due to having given them to Nagato (and later taken by Obito), thus rendering him blind.[129] Upon absorbing Hashirama's senjutsu chakra, Hashirama's face on Madara's chest gained its Sage Mode markings.[130] After an initial scuffle against the tailed beasts, Madara lost his right arm, quickly replacing it with an artificial arm of a White Zetsu.[131]

Abilities

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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.[132] 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.[55] The fact that he was able to compete against 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 and infamous 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.[133] Prior to his departure from Konoha, Madara was able to effortlessly defeat and Ōnoki, both future Tsuchikage respectively, together while holding back considerably with a single burst of his incomplete Susanoo to leave both badly injured with Mū unconscious and Ōnoki barely conscious.[134]

After being 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, prompting them all to attack him at once,[135] and compelled all five current Kage to confront him together, feeling any less than their combined efforts would not be enough to stop Madara.[136] He proved to be so overwhelmingly powerful that without even using the full extent of his power, he was able to destroy most of the Fourth Division, nearly kill the five Kage on multiple occasions by himself despite his pride inhibiting him from perform certain advantageous actions,[81] and easily overwhelm a fully transformed Killer B as well as a taijutsu master like Might Guy with ease, leaving all spectators in awe and terror at his might.[137] Tsunade was so baffled by Madara's extraordinary prowess as a ninja that she questioned how it was possible that the First Hokage defeated such an opponent when they, the five Kage, couldn't do so.[138] Once getting serious, Madara's unnaturally immense power was able to single-handedly defeat the five current Kage, leaving them in a grievously injured state.[103]

Taijutsu

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An unarmed Madara overwhelms the Allied Shinobi.

Madara was a skilled taijutsu fighter since childhood, possessing great physical strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, with his overall skill in this area matching that of his rival, Hashirama.[139] In his adulthood, he is capable of easily disarming a weapon-wielding shinobi, before the latter could react and repel another shinobi twice his size with a single spinning back kick, onto an oncoming group of shinobi, knocking them all off their feet.[140] He also demonstrates considerable dexterity and coordination, able to constantly rotate his position to strike from all angles. 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.[141]

In the anime, he was able to outmatch and defeat dozens 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. With a single barehanded chop, he can sever a White Zetsu's arm.[142] Madara shows considerable pain tolerance, able to take a sword impaling his arm, even losing the arm completely, without flinching.

Even as a child, Madara had a high level of speed, as Butsuma Senju was very impressed with how fast the Uchiha could move.[143] As an adult, Madara's speed and reflexes are immense, as he was able to dodge one of Gaara's high-speed sand attacks,[144] 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.[145] 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.[135] Even while blind and relying solely his other senses, he was able to easily counter Sasuke Uchiha's kenjutsu, as well as knock away Naruto Uzumaki while he was in Sage Mode.[146]

Ninjutsu

Madara is well-versed in a variety of ninjutsu styles. He is an adept sensor type shinobi. Despite not having encountered Hashirama for several decades, he was quickly able to detect and recognise the mighty Senju's chakra even though he was some distance away.[147] He was also able to quickly sense and detect Obito Uchiha just seconds after he returned from the other dimension.[148] His sensing abilities are great enough to compensate for blindness, able to detect a person's movements and determine Sasuke's as a fellow Uchiha and that he had the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.[149] Has both great knowledge and skill with shurikenjutsu, fūinjutsu and barrier ninjutsu, having taught such skills to Obito.[150] With his barrier skills, he can flow chakra through his gunbai, producing a large barrier that is strong enough to block Obito's giant stakes thrown by Naruto in his Tailed Beast Mode. His proficiency with the Summoning Technique allows him to summon a being as powerful as Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.[151] He is able to merge with and hide within the environment.[152] He is able to effectively combined various techniques to increase the scale and quantity of his attacks.[153]

Nature Transformation

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Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.

As an Uchiha recognised by his clan, Madara is naturally a master of Fire Release nature transformation. He is able to use the clan's coming-of-age technique: the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique with great proficiency.[154] In the anime, he also displayed a technique where he could shower his opponent(s) with a barrage of fireballs.[135] He is also able to use the Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation technique which required the combination of numerous Water Release techniques to extinguish,[155] 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 dragon-shaped fireballs for a wide-range at an enemy.[156] Alternatively, he can expel chakra-infused ash, covering a wide area, that can both burn anyone coming in contact and work as a smokescreen. In the anime, Madara is also shown using Wind Release through his trademark gunbai to create powerful gusts of wind capable of repelling an entire platoon of shinobi with a single swing.[157]

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.[158] 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 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.[86]

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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.[35] After acquiring this kekkei genkai, he is able to replicate some of Hashirama's more large-scale techniques such as creating numerous massive trees with which to attack his opponents directly,[159] and a dense forest of flowering trees, whose pollen can render a foe unconscious.[160] He is also capable of creating single or multiple wood clones using the pre-existing vegetation and wood in the immediate vicinity as a medium.[161] Madara can also use Hashirama's Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique, which was capable of binding Kurama during his final battle against the Senju leader.[73] This was shown in battle against Naruto, where the dragon managed to completely bind Naruto and absorb Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle 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 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.

Bukijutsu

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Madara has displayed skilful use of a wide range of weaponry throughout the series. His trademark weapon is the gunbai, which he uses as mace, shield, and in the anime a flail attached to a chain. During his reunion with Obito Uchiha, he regained possession of the purple gunbai with black trimmings and black tomoe his former student used.[162] This one is durable enough to block a Rasengan and miniature Tailed Beast Ball while remaining unscathed.[163][125] Likewise, he was able to use it to slice through one of giant roots generated from the Ten-Tails' true form.[164] Aside from his melee skills with the gunbai, Madara displayed use of techniques using this weapon as a medium. He could use it to absorb and return the force of an enemy attack.[165]

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.[166] His arsenal also included several giant shuriken and a chain with weights.[167] In the anime during his fight against Hashirama Senju, he also used hand held shuriken when fighting his rival.[168] Also in the anime, when facing the Fourth Division, Madara took possession of, and skilfully used various enemies' weapons, including spears and naginatas, to quickly strike down his opponents with a single lethal blow each.[135]

Kenjutsu
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Madara has been a practised kenjutsu user since his childhood,[169] and as time passed started to carry various different swords throughout the years.[170] He is 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.[140] The speed of his attacks were so great that none of the shinobi he killed using this combat tactic had any time to react.[140] 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.

Also, Madara's skill is very adaptable to the situation, able to switch between forehand and backhand grip and instantly attack enemies on his vulnerable side by skillfully switching from right hand to left and vice-versa to counter, showing himself ambidextrous. His strikes also have considerable power, able to make an enemy lose grip of his weapon from the force of Madara's strike.[135]

Dōjutsu

Sharingan

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Madara's Sharingan.

Madara first awakened his Sharingan as a child, after rejecting his friendship to Hashirama Senju.[171] He was able to master the Sharingan at a young age — a feat which he received significant praise for and later demonstrates especially great skill and sheer power in its usage.[5] His control of it allows Madara to keep his Sharingan activated for extended periods of time, with minimal drain on his chakra levels. Using it, he gains access to the dōjutsu's generic abilities of copying techniques he witnesses, seeing and differentiating chakra, predicting movements, and placing a victim under genjutsu with just a single glance, the last of which leading those who had faced him to advise others to not look directly at his eyes.[172] 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 is the only one who could discern Hashirama from one of his wood clones.[152]

With his Sharingan, Madara is able to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox[26] and is also one of the two known people along with Tobi, that are capable of summoning the beast. However, its sealing inside various jinchūriki, presently Naruto Uzumaki, has rendered Madara unable to summon the beast.[173] He is also capable of using one of his clan's most powerful and forbidden techniques, Izanagi.[174]

Mangekyō Sharingan

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Madara's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Madara, alongside his brother Izuna, was the first Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan. His Mangekyō form appeared as three enlarged tomoe with circles at their tops overlapping each other at the bottoms and encircling the pupil. Much later after awakening it, with Madara's own eyesight deteriorating,[175] and Izuna mortally wounded, the latter left Madara his eyes, which then led to Madara obtaining the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of Madara's and Izuna's; consisting of Madara's as the basis with Izuna's thick straight lines spaced out symmetrically and stretching outward. Madara considered this a final gift from his brother to ensure the protection of their clan.[14] Madara has since used his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan to control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.[121] Madara demonstrated the ability to use Susanoo — and is therefore also able to use Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu by extension. Madara's mastery over his Mangekyō is so great he is able to use techniques such as Susanoo without eyes.[176]

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Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.

His Susanoo's defensive capabilities are high, even in its ribcage state, having withstood Naruto Uzumaki's Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan,[177] as well as A's Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop completely undamaged.[178] His Susanoo's defensive power is also great enough to withstand the Ten-Tails' Tenpenchii — a feat done, while in its complete form — without being damaged.[179] Further proof of his mastery in this technique is his ability to produce a lower half of Susanoo, inclusive of feet.[66] Due to the addition of its legs, Madara's Susanoo possesses far greater speed, flexibility and movement range, than that of most Susanoo users. It wields 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 golem.[180] 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.[181] Uniquely, it appears to be capable of contributing towards some of Madara's techniques, as it is seen forming hand seals together with him during battle.[182] Madara is also able to use the Yasaka Magatama technique though at a larger and overall far more powerful scale than other users such as Itachi Uchiha.[183]

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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.[138] In this form, one swing of its katana is enough to destroy the meteors he had summoned before as well as bisect two mountains in half.[184] According to Madara, this final Susanoo is his full power, which is also comparable to that of a tailed beast.[185] Madara has also displayed the ability to manipulate the size and shape of his Susanoo, shaping it as an armour to clad Kurama.[186] With this the beast's defensive abilities are increased to the point where Hashirama is unable to suppress its chakra and Susanoo's offensive abilities are increased tremendously as seen by the unique combination of the Tailed Beast Ball with Madara's Susanoo sword, which gives the Tailed Beast Ball cutting power and gives Susanoo the ability to wipe out mountains instead of merely cutting them in half.[187] Only techniques like the Top Transformed Buddha and the Tailed Beast Ball are strong enough to pierce and destroy the defence of Madara's final Susanoo.[188]

Rinnegan

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Madara's Rinnegan.

Several years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara awakened the Rinnegan in his elder years. Due to its nature as a heightened form of his original dōjutsu, Madara possesses the ability to switch back and forth between his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan and his Rinnegan at will.[189] With the Rinnegan, Madara gains access to a series of abilities the eye possess, such as the ability to see chakra, the potential to master all forms of nature transformation, and the ability to summon and control the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.[33]

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As a user of the Rinnegan, Madara can also access the powers of the Six Paths Technique, first displaying use of the Preta Path, with which he is able to absorb chakra-based ninjutsu, regardless of their power or complexity.[190] With the Outer Path, Madara has revealed that he too is capable of preforming the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.[191] Also, like the other users of the Outer Path, he also has the ability to manifest chakra receivers.[192]

Madara also displayed the unique ability to combine power of his Rinnegan with that of his Susanoo, pulling massive meteorites towards the battlefield from the atmosphere above.[193] Even if the first meteorite was slowed down and stopped, he can immediately draw the second one in to strike the first, ensuring their collision. Using this technique just a single time, Madara devastated most of the Fourth Division.[194]

Chakra

Madara is noted to have been born with an extremely powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.[116] Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, noted that Madara's chakra is far more sinister than its own.[195] His reserves are also quite formidable as he was able to fight for a full day and night before collapsing due to exhaustion.[196] His prowess was also seen during his final battle against Hashirama where he displayed extensive use of his Susanoo, after summoning and maintaining control over Kurama, with all these actions being extremely chakra taxing, and remaining completely unfazed by this.[197] Madara has also shown noticeably high chakra control, able to perform large-scale techniques with only a single hand seal. 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 in the moon.[42] His chakra levels are also great enough to control the senjutsu chakra he stole from Hashirama.[198]

Intelligence

Aside from his battle skills, Madara has also displayed high-level intellect, drawing from both his naturally keen instincts and perception as well as advanced years of experience. His mental prowess made him dangerously strategic and analytical skills, which has earned him praise from even his rival during their final battle.[199] His talents for manipulation and preparation even allowed him to create elaborate plans that span across decades, even accommodating for his period of death, as seen with his Eye of the Moon Plan 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 equipping them with everything they would need to carry out his plans. Madara has displayed enough forethought and foresight in his planning; particularly by putting his will into the chakra receivers he placed in the restored half of Obito Uchiha's body to force his student into reviving Madara in the event that the plan is ruined in anyway.[200] He created Zetsu to make sure Obito Uchiha completes the Eye of the Moon Plan with himself at the helm of the completion of the plan, acting as his eyes and ears, and as a means of ensuring that should he be out of options that he can force the former to revive him.

He is 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.[201] Through careful planning, he was able to defeat and take Hashirama's senjutsu for his own.[202]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 meteorite hurtling towards the battlefield where he was facing the Fourth Division.[203] Madara is also versed in psychological warfare, 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,[204][205][206] and Naruto on separate occasions. He is highly knowledgeable of various techniques, able to deduce the workings of unfamiliar ones and how to counter them, even break the control of the Impure World Reincarnation Technique. In the anime, his mental prowess in battle is further shown. Even when being "pressured" by thousands of enemies, he remains composed, adaptable, and calculating, quickly able to adjust to any new development and change his battle tactics effortlessly.[135] During his blindness, Madara demonstrated a keen memory, able to remember the layout of his surroundings and current position to effectively traverse around at high speeds.

Body Modifications

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After his battle with Hashirama, Madara obtained a sample of the First Hokage's DNA, which he infused onto himself, considerably augmenting Madara's physical parameters, along with other related benefits such as regenerative powers, able to heal injuries without forming hand seals.[207] In the event he should lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he can immediately replace the said body part with the special material that make up the Zetsu clones as he replaced his severed arm with one from a Zetsu clone.[208] When reincarnated, Kabuto modified Madara's body. As a result, Madara returned beyond his physical and combat prime, restoring his youth and health while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age such as the Wood Release and the Rinnegan.[209] Upon witnessing Madara's inconceivable new might and abilities, a shocked Gaara wondered if Madara had the power of a god.[210] Regardless of his new might, Madara still believes that Hashirama is the only person who is capable of stopping him.[211] Despite his various improvements and new abilities compared to decades ago, Madara was unable to access the full potential of his enhanced body while reincarnated. After truly resurrecting himself into a living body, Madara's true new-found strength proved able to break free of both the Sage Art: Gate of the Great God and Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet with ease, something his corpse vessel could not.[212] A drawback to being revived is that without his reincarnated state reflecting his former self, he no longer has eyes as he transplanted his actual ones prior to his death, rendering Madara blind.

Other Skills

In addition to his prowess in the three main skills of combat, Madara has shown himself a very versatile man with masterful proficiency in numerous other skills. He also displayed the ability to perform a series of well-coordinated attacks with his former student and partner, Obito Uchiha.[213] Madara has proven himself a highly capable teacher, having personally trained Obito into a highly powerful shinobi and taught the younger Uchiha much of his skills and knowledge to the point people believed Obito was the legendary Uchiha.[214][215][216]

Madara is very adept in research and experimenting. Through his years of working with Hashirama's cells, Madara was able to cultivate a 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, 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 and extend his lifespan.[217]

He also had considerable medical skills. He was 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.[218] 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.[219] Even without his dōjutsu, he can offset an enemy's Amaterasu flames and manipulate chakra receivers embedded in a target to completely immobilise them.[220] In addition, he is still capable of absorbing chakra, even able to passively absorb Hashirama's accumulated natural energy chakra to access Sage Mode through his replica face of the Senju on Madara's chest.[130] Likewise, Madara has advanced knowledge and understanding of senjutsu, able to perfectly access the enhanced form without adverse affects.[221] His stolen Sage Mode had enhanced the regeneration he had received from Hashirama's cells to the point where he can endure a barrage of blows from the tailed beasts while receiving moderate injuries.[222]

Part II

Confining the Jinchūriki Arc

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As Tobi prepared to wage 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 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.[46] Though initially unseen, the person in the coffin was later revealed to be the real Madara Uchiha.[223]

Shinobi World War Arc

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Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.

Frustrated when a reincarnated Nagato is sealed by the reincarnated and recently freed Itachi Uchiha, Kabuto finds himself forced to use his trump card. But because his only available reincarnated pawn, , was 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, Mū 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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Madara unleashes his Susanoo.

Given free reign, Madara begins his assault on the spectating Fourth Division, Gaara, Ōnoki and Naruto's shadow clone. Madara uses the Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation technique, which takes the 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 attacks Madara from above while Ōnoki 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 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 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 seals and pulls an enormous 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 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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Madara using the Wood Release.

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 "fake" will act accordingly, Madara attempted to 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 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.

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 "Infinite Tsukuyomi" (無限月読, Mugen Tsukuyomi). Charging towards the few remaining survivors alongside , they are however repelled by Tsunade and A, who had just been transported to the battlefield. Looking on in shock, Madara is confronted by all five of the current Kage.

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Madara and Mū face Ōnoki and A.

Deeming this an adequate test of his abilities, Madara leapt upwards to avoid Mei Terumī's attack but was instead intercepted by A, who knocks him into the lava below. Activating his Susanoo to protect himself, he is 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 offensive abilities, before deciding to assess the Kage's defensive capabilities using Yasaka Magatama. However, when his attack is blocked, Madara breaks through their dual-layered defence with his Susanoo's blades, only for his vision to be obscured as the Kage launch another strategy. Unable to react to the quickly approaching A, thanks to Ōnoki's assistance, their combined 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 ablaze, just as the Kage succumb to the effects of the pollen. However, Ōnoki quickly manages to rouse himself and 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.

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 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 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 bound and sealed, Madara suddenly impales her from below, just as he emerges from within one of the trees. He then reveals that they had instead sealed a wood clone, noting that only he could see through Hashirama's use of the technique in the past due to his ocular powers.

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 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 attacked from behind by Ōnoki, but he 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 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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Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.

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 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 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) 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's soul remains intact.

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 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.

Ten-Tails Revival Arc

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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 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.

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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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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

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Madara battling Hashirama during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

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. As the beast evolves into its final transformation, the Shinju, Madara began to inform Hashirama on what was happening, revealing the history written on the Naka Shrine tablet. He then went on to admit that upon figuring this out, he had became hopeless and figured that there was no "true dream", in the world they live in. It was only after that, Madara revealed that the Eye of the Moon Plan would be complete once the flower on top of the Shinju bloomed. Which he then, reaffirmed that he will be the one to control. He calmly adds that the Infinite Tsukuyomi will be complete within fifteen minutes, but before that he will use Hashirama's Sage power to switch places with Obito. All throughout the ensuing events on the battlefield, Madara continues to fight Hashirama.

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

Later, after Obito was defeated by Naruto and has the tailed beasts extracted from him, Madara was restrained by Hashirama's wood dragon and left incapacitated by Naruto's Big Ball Rasenshuriken long enough for Hashirama to subdue his rival. However, before the Allied Forces got a chance to seal him, Madara had Black Zetsu merge with, and force Obito to activate the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique and use its power to revive himself. Finally revived in a living body, he quickly breaking free of his entrapment and foiled Sai's attempt to seal him. Standing victorious amongst the living again, Madara ecstatically exclaimed about his ability to feel the thrill of battle once again with physical sensation.

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Madara prepares to capture the tailed beasts.

As his reincarnated eyes began to deteriorate into nothing, Sasuke attacked Madara with Amaterasu. The older Uchiha was unfazed by this, able to disperse the flames long enough to remove his armour and emerge unharmed. Madara turned his attention to Hashirama, reminding the late Hokage of their talk at the Naka Shrine. While agreeing with Hashirama that two opposite forcing finding unity is wonderful, he found a different way to obtain such. Taking advantage of the improvements others did to his research, Madara used the chakra receivers embedded in Hashirama to restrain him. Madara then quickly took hold of his rival and drained him of his senjutsu chakra, activating the Sage Mode through his replication of Hashirama's face as a medium. Sasuke attacked Madara again with a flurry of sword strikes, to which Madara easily dodged and ultimately restrained the blade. Sensing that Sasuke was an Uchiha and a wielder of the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Madara was impressed by Sasuke's visual might and decided he would take the younger Uchiha's eyes until he could retrieve his own. Openly acknowledging that killing Sasuke would be a waste, Madara offered to let Sasuke join him, to which Sasuke venomously turned down. Madara then continued to easily repel his opponents despite his handicap. When the seven formerly sealed tailed beasts arrived to aid Naruto, Madara calmly decided he would capture them now.

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Madara regains his right eye.

Standing against the tailed beasts all by himself, Madara faces off against Shukaku and Gaara but the other tailed beasts soon join the battle. As the tanuki attempted to seal the Uchiha, he unleashes his Susanoo, easily escaping and noted that he would put them on a leash, without letting them get away. Naruto in Tailed Beast Mode attacked him, giving no time for Madara to react. As Gyūki — who was carrying the wounded to a safe place — joined the battle, the tailed beasts and Naruto land a devastating assault on Madara with their respective tails. Badly injured and frustrated, Madara was found by a White Zetsu, with one of Madara's real eyes. With that, Madara replaced his severed arm with the White Zetsu's and implanted his eye into his right eye socket, activating the Rinnegan and noting things are going to be "fun".

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.

However, Madara's notoriety was enough that Kabuto Yakushi would search for his DNA and 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 resurrection which Nagato was supposed to perform. Regardless of this, Madara enacted his longtime plan and was ultimately able to use his backup plan to force Obito to revive him using the Outer Path technique.

Video Games

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

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

Trivia

  • "Madara" (斑) can be translated as "spots".
  • Madara, Obito and Hiruko are tied for having the most kekkei genkai in the entire series: 4 (if the Sharingan and Mangekyō Sharingan count as separate kekkei genkai).
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Madara's hobby is falconry.
    • Madara's favourite food is inarizushi, while his least favourite is roe.
    • Madara wishes to fight the upper class Konoha ninja.
    • Madara's favourite phrase is "Armour-sleeved single hit" (鎧袖一触, Gaishū Isshoku), which refers to defeating someone with a single blow.

Quotes

  • (To Ōnoki and ) "There is no alliance. From here on, you will obey Konoha! And never, ever say that shinobi's name around me!"[19]
  • (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!"[26]
  • (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."[224]
  • (Last words to Obito before dying) "Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha."[225]
  • (To Ōnoki) "That is the cycle of life. How have you lived so long, yet learned nothing from our painful past?"[226]
  • (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."[64]
  • (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."[84]

References

  1. Third Databook, page 48
  2. Naruto chapter 510, page 12
  3. Naruto chapter 678, page 13
  4. Naruto chapter 370, page 16
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Naruto chapter 386, page 5
  6. Naruto chapter 398, page 18
  7. Naruto chapter 622, page 16
  8. Naruto chapter 621, pages 16-17
  9. Naruto chapter 623, page 8
  10. Naruto chapter 621, pages 15-16
  11. Naruto chapter 624, page 8
  12. Naruto chapter 624, page 9
  13. 13.0 13.1 Naruto chapter 386, page 6
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Naruto chapter 624, page 16
  15. Naruto chapter 625, pages 4-5
  16. Naruto chapter 386, page 10
  17. Naruto chapter 625, page 18
  18. Naruto chapter 625
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Naruto chapter 562, page 2
  20. Naruto chapter 575, pages 10-11
  21. Naruto chapter 625, page 19
  22. Naruto chapter 646, pages 7-9
  23. Naruto chapter 625, pages 16-17
  24. Naruto chapter 626, page 2
  25. Naruto chapter 399, page 9
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Naruto chapter 568, page 8
  27. Naruto chapter 234, page 9
  28. Naruto chapter 399, pages 11-13
  29. Naruto chapter 626, page 10
  30. Naruto chapter 626, pages 11-12
  31. Naruto chapter 626, page 13
  32. Naruto chapter 626, page 14-16
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 Naruto chapter 606, pages 13-14
  34. Naruto chapter 512, page 9
  35. 35.0 35.1 Naruto chapter 561, page 8
  36. 36.0 36.1 Naruto chapter 602, page 15
  37. Naruto chapter 602, page 12
  38. 38.0 38.1 Naruto chapter 602, page 12
  39. Naruto chapter 603, page 2
  40. Naruto chapter 606, page 15
  41. Naruto chapter 602, pages 14-18
  42. 42.0 42.1 Naruto chapter 603, pages 1-4
  43. Naruto chapter 603, pages 16-19
  44. Naruto chapter 606, pages 14-18
  45. Naruto chapter 606
  46. 46.0 46.1 Naruto chapter 490, pages 1-6
  47. Naruto chapter 621, page 18
  48. Naruto chapter 622, pages 5-6
  49. Naruto chapter 622, page 15
  50. Naruto chapter 623, page 19
  51. Naruto chapter 624, page 8
  52. Naruto chapter 625, pages 9-13
  53. Naruto chapter 625, pages 11 and 20
  54. Naruto chapter 619, page 16
  55. 55.0 55.1 Naruto chapter 623, page 11
  56. Naruto chapter 625, page 21
  57. Naruto chapter 399, pages 9-10
  58. Naruto chapter 626, page 6
  59. 59.0 59.1 Naruto chapter 621, page 12
  60. Naruto chapter 576, pages 13-16
  61. Naruto chapter 577, pages 6-7
  62. Naruto chapter 589, page 2
  63. Naruto chapter 563, page 2
  64. 64.0 64.1 Naruto chapter 576, page 14
  65. Naruto chapter 577, page 6
  66. 66.0 66.1 Naruto chapter 575, page 4
  67. Naruto chapter 615, page 11
  68. Naruto chapter 575, pages 9-11
  69. Naruto chapter 563, page 11
  70. Naruto chapter 563, pages 8-10
  71. Naruto chapter 561, page 4
  72. Naruto chapter 561, page 15
  73. 73.0 73.1 Naruto chapter 607, page 14
  74. Naruto chapter 577, page 6
  75. Naruto chapter 575, pages 4-5
  76. Naruto chapter 577, page 10
  77. Naruto chapter 575, page 11
  78. Naruto chapter 636, pages 10-18
  79. Naruto chapter 578, pages 10-12
  80. Naruto chapter 575, page 7
  81. 81.0 81.1 Naruto chapter 601, page 6
  82. Naruto chapter 628, page 18
  83. Naruto chapter 613, page 17
  84. 84.0 84.1 Naruto chapter 592, page 4
  85. Naruto chapter 578, page 7
  86. 86.0 86.1 Naruto chapter 636, pages 15-17
  87. 87.0 87.1 Naruto chapter 399, page 3
  88. Naruto chapter 561, page 9
  89. Naruto chapter 563 page 1
  90. Naruto chapter 639, pages 14-15
  91. Naruto chapters 639-655
  92. Naruto chapter 560, pages 5-17
  93. Naruto chapter 560, pages 3-4
  94. 94.0 94.1 Naruto chapter 562, page 4
  95. Naruto chapter 628, page 16
  96. Naruto chapter 656, page 17
  97. Naruto chapter 631, page 9
  98. Naruto chapter 592, pages 5-6
  99. Naruto chapter 398, page 19
  100. Naruto chapter 624, page 12
  101. Naruto chapter 399, pages 8-16
  102. Naruto chapter 577, pages 6-8
  103. 103.0 103.1 Naruto chapter 601, page 8
  104. Naruto chapter 589, page 9
  105. Naruto chapter 594, page 11
  106. Naruto chapter 601, pages 10-12
  107. Naruto chapter 632, page 14
  108. Naruto chapter 625, page 14
  109. Naruto chapter 631, pages 10-13
  110. Naruto chapter 632, page 9
  111. Naruto chapter 637, page 17
  112. Naruto chapter 646, page 11
  113. Naruto chapter 646, page 13
  114. Naruto chapter 615, page 4
  115. Naruto chapter 615, page 6
  116. 116.0 116.1 Naruto chapter 398, page 17
  117. naruto chapter 386, pages 10
  118. Naruto chapter 398, page 2
  119. Naruto chapter 575, pages 8-9
  120. Naruto' chapter 589, page 9
  121. 121.0 121.1 Naruto chapter 399, pages 10-11
  122. Naruto chapter 620, pages 15-16
  123. Naruto chapter 621, pages 1-14
  124. Naruto chapter 626, pages 5-16
  125. 125.0 125.1 Naruto chapter 601, pages 16-17
  126. Naruto chapter 602, page 9
  127. Naruto chapter 575, page 14
  128. Naruto chapter 656, pages 17
  129. Naruto chapter 657, page 1
  130. 130.0 130.1 Naruto chapter 657, page 6
  131. Naruto chapter 658, page 17
  132. Naruto chapter 386, pages 11
  133. Naruto chapter 561, page 5
  134. Naruto chapter 589, page 6 andNaruto: Shippūden episode 332
  135. 135.0 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 Naruto: Shippūden episode 322
  136. Naruto chapter 563, page 1
  137. Naruto chapter 589, pages 7-11
  138. 138.0 138.1 Naruto chapter 589, pages 2-3
  139. Naruto chapter 623, page 2
  140. 140.0 140.1 140.2 Naruto chapter 560, pages 5-6
  141. Naruto chapter 562, page 14
  142. Naruto chapter 658, page 17
  143. Naruto chapter 623, page 16
  144. Naruto chapter 560, page 3
  145. Naruto chapter 563, page 2-3
  146. Naruto chapter 657, pages 7-8
  147. Naruto chapter 628, pages 10-11
  148. Naruto chapter 636, pages 17-20
  149. Naruto chapter 657, page 8
  150. Naruto chapters 602-606
  151. Naruto chapter 601, pages 8-9
  152. 152.0 152.1 Naruto chapter 577, page 13
  153. Naruto chapter 578, page 11
  154. Naruto chapter 624, page 11
  155. Naruto chapter 560, page 5
  156. Naruto chapter 591, page 8
  157. Naruto: Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations OVA
  158. Naruto chapter 606, pages 14-16
  159. Naruto chapter 561, pages 12-13
  160. Naruto chapter 575, pages 3-6
  161. Naruto chapter 578, pages 8-9
  162. Naruto chapter 601, page 11
  163. Naruto chapter 594, page 21
  164. Naruto chapter 646, page 9
  165. Naruto chapter 601, page 16
  166. Naruto chapter 399, page 11
  167. Naruto chapter 604, page 8
  168. Naruto: Shippūden episode 140
  169. Naruto chapter 624, page 9
  170. Naruto chapter 398, page 16
  171. Naruto chapter 624, pages 8-9
  172. Naruto chapter 560, page 7
  173. Naruto chapter 561, pages 10-11
  174. Naruto chapter 606, page 15
  175. Naruto chapter 386, page 8
  176. Naruto chapter 658, page 9
  177. Naruto chapter 560, page 9
  178. Naruto chapter 563, page 4
  179. Naruto chapter 629, pages 1-3
  180. Naruto chapter 621, page 1
  181. Naruto chapter 621, page 7
  182. Naruto chapter 560, page 16
  183. Naruto chapter 563, page 9
  184. Naruto chapter 589, pages 4-5
  185. Naruto chapter 589, page 10
  186. Naruto chapter 621, pages 5-15
  187. Naruto chapter 621, pages 4-9
  188. Naruto chapter 626, pages 4-6
  189. Naruto chapter 588, pages 8
  190. Naruto chapter 560, pages 13-14
  191. Naruto chapter 636, pages 18-20
  192. Naruto chapter 606, page 19
  193. Naruto chapter 560, pages 14-17
  194. Naruto chapter 561, pages 4-6
  195. Naruto chapter 309, page 3
  196. Naruto chapter 624, pages 13-14
  197. Naruto chapter 620, pages 17-19
  198. Naruto chapter 657
  199. Naruto chapter 621, page 5
  200. Naruto chapter 636, pages 16-18 and chapter 637, pages 3-15
  201. Naruto chapter 613, page 18
  202. Naruto chapter 657, pages 2-5
  203. Naruto chapter 561, page 1
  204. Naruto chapter 588, pages 18-21
  205. Naruto chapter 589, pages 1-11
  206. Naruto chapter 590, page 9
  207. Naruto chapter 657, page 15
  208. Naruto chapter 658, page 17
  209. Naruto chapter 561, pages 3, 11
  210. Naruto chapter 560, pages 16-17
  211. Naruto chapter 589, page 2
  212. Naruto chapter 656, pages 15-17
  213. Naruto chapter 628, page 1-3
  214. Naruto chapter 467, pages 8
  215. Naruto chapter 503, pages 10-11
  216. Naruto chapter 667, pages 8
  217. Naruto chapter 602, page 11
  218. Naruto chapter 602, page 14
  219. Naruto chapter 602, page 3
  220. Naruto chapters 656-657
  221. Naruto chapter 657
  222. Naruto chapter 658, page 11
  223. Naruto chapter 564, page 12
  224. Naruto chapter 602, page 8
  225. Naruto chapter 606, page 17
  226. Naruto chapter 562, page 3

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