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{{translation|'''Obito Uchiha'''|うちはオビト|Uchiha Obito}} is one of the main antagonists of the series. He is a former [[chūnin]]-level shinobi from [[Konohagakure]] and a former member of [[Team Minato]]. Following a [[Rin Nohara|tragic loss]], after his apparent death during the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Obito took up the aliases {{translation|"'''[[Madara Uchiha]]'''"|うちはマダラ|Uchiha Madara}}, and later {{translation|'''Tobi'''|トビ|Tobi}} and became an international criminal responsible for various felonies, including the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]]. He is the leader of [[Akatsuki]], and one of the last survivors of the [[Uchiha clan]] along with [[Sasuke Uchiha]].
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{{translation|'''Obito Uchiha'''|うちはオビト|Uchiha Obito}} was a member of [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Uchiha clan]]. A member of [[Team Minato]], he was believed to have died during the [[Third Shinobi World War]], his only surviving legacy being the [[Sharingan]] he gave to his team-mate, [[Kakashi Hatake]]. In truth, Obito was saved from death and trained by [[Madara Uchiha]], but the events of the war and the death of [[Rin Nohara]] left Obito disillusioned with the world, and he [[Eye of the Moon Plan|sought to replace it with a new one]]. Using the aliases of {{translation|'''Tobi'''|トビ|Tobi}} and Madara Uchiha, Obito manipulated [[Akatsuki]] from the shadows to further his plans, eventually going public with them and in the process starting the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. However, thanks to [[Naruto Uzumaki]], he had a change of heart towards the war's conclusion and ended up sacrificing his life to save the very world he sought to replace.
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
=== Life as Obito ===
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=== Early life ===
[[File:Obito's yeargroup.png|thumb|left|Obito arrives as the entrance ceremony ends.]]
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[[File:Obito's year group.png|left|thumb|Obito arriving as the ceremony ends.]]
On the day that he was to become a student at the [[Academy]], Obito arrived late to the opening ceremony. Believing that he arrived to late he was relieved when [[Rin Nohara]] handed him his orientation-documents. He would eventually graduate at the age of 9 was was placed in [[Team Minato]] with Rin and [[Kakashi Hatake]] under the leadership of [[Minato Namikaze]]. The team took part in the [[Chūnin Exams]], where Obito arrived late for a second round in the [[Forest of Death]] having stopped to help an elderly woman.<ref name="chunin">''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 1-15</ref> When Team Minato ran across an enemy team, Obito attempted to impress Rin with the Uchiha clan's fire technique, but ended up chocking on the candy the elderly woman gave him and was promptly defeated by [[Might Guy]]. Training extensively between the second and third round and told Rin his dream of becoming Hokage. He was however eliminated from the exams in another bout with Guy, who was then beaten by Kakashi allowing him to rise to the rank of [[chūnin]]. Obito did attain the rank some years later but was overshadowed by Kakashi becoming a [[jōnin]] and the subsequent surprise celebration Rin was planning for him.<ref name="chunin"/>
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Obito grew up an orphan, not knowing who his parents were. Alone in the world, Obito dreamed of one day becoming the [[Hokage]] so that the people of the village would acknowledge his existence.<ref>Chapter 653, page 2</ref> To that end he enrolled in Konoha's [[Ninja Academy]], but arrived late for the initiation ceremony. While most of his class ignored him, he was greeted warmly by [[Rin Nohara]]. Another of his classmates, [[Kakashi Hatake]], berated Obito for his tardiness and would continue to do so throughout their time in the Academy. Despite Obito's many attempts to get the better of Kakashi, he never succeeded. After finally graduating some years later, Obito, Rin, and Kakashi were placed on a [[Team Minato|team]] under the leadership of [[Minato Namikaze]].<ref name="chunin">Chapter 599</ref>
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{{ImgRight|Team Minato.png|Team Minato.}}
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As a final qualifying test, Minato gave the team a [[bell test]] where they would take a bell from his person. Obito could not accomplish this on his own but, by joining forces with Rin and Kakashi, they succeeded in taking the bells, teaching Obito the value of teamwork.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 360</ref> The team later participated in the [[Chūnin Exams]], where Obito was defeated in the third round in a one-on-one match with [[Might Guy]]. Kakashi would go on to defeat Guy in a subsequent match, promoting him the [[chūnin]] and impressing Rin. Eager for Rin's attention, Obito trained relentlessly, eventually rising to the rank of chūnin himself. His excitement was short-lived as Kakashi soon afterwards became a [[jōnin]], once again earning Rin's praise and Obito's resentment.<ref name="chunin" />
   
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During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Kakashi was placed in charge of the team for a mission to destroy the [[Kannabi Bridge]], which would hinder [[Iwagakure]] from using [[Kusagakure]] as a relief point. Before beginning the mission, Minato and Rin gave gifts to Kakashi to celebrate his promotion to jōnin, though Obito had "forgotten", straining their already poor relationship. Minato was soon called to the front lines, leaving the team to complete the mission alone under Kakashi's command. The three were discovered by Iwa-nin along the way and Rin was captured. Kakashi elected to abandon Rin, believing it was more important to finish the mission before concerning themselves with her safety. Obito became enraged at the idea and insisted that they focus on her rescue. When Kakashi refused, Obito left on his own, remarking that Kakashi was worse than trash for abandoning his friends.<ref>Chapter 241, page 19</ref>
[[File:Team Minato.jpg|thumb|left|Team Minato.]]
 
During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Kakashi was placed in charge of the team for a mission to destroy the [[Kannabi Bridge]], which would hinder [[Iwagakure]] from using [[Kusagakure]] as a relief point. Before beginning the mission, Minato and Rin gave gifts to Kakashi to celebrate his promotion to jōnin, though Obito had forgotten thus straining an already poor relationship. Minato would soon be called to the front lines, leaving the team to carry on the mission alone. The three were then discovered by Iwa-nin and Rin was captured. Kakashi elected to abandon Rin, believing it was more important to finish the mission before concerning themselves with her safety. Obito became enraged at the idea and insisted that they focus on her rescue. When Kakashi refused, Obito left on his own, remarking that Kakashi was worse than scum for abandoning his friends.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 239-241</ref>
 
   
Obito found the cave the Iwa-nin were using as a hideout, but before he could make much progress, was found and attacked by a [[Hiding with Camouflage Technique|camouflaged]] [[Taiseki]]. Kakashi having a change of heart because of Obito's parting words, arrived and saved Obito, shielding him from Taiseki's attack, but damaging his left eye in the process. To save his team-mate, Obito awakened his [[Sharingan]] for the first time, allowing him to see through Taiseki's camouflage and kill him. The two found and released Rin from her restraints, prompting [[Kakkō]] to [[Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction|bring the cave down]] around them. As they made their escape, Kakashi's limited vision greatly hindered him, and when Obito noticed he was about to be crushed by a falling boulder in his blind spot, he pushed him out of the way and became trapped under the rubble in his place, crushing the right half of his body. With no way to escape, Obito accepted his fate and made an offering: to give Kakashi his left Sharingan as an apology for forgetting to get him a present earlier.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 242-243</ref>
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Obito located the cave the Iwa-nin were using as a hideout, but was found by a [[Hiding with Camouflage Technique|camouflaged]] [[Taiseki]] before he could launch a rescue. Kakashi, moved by Obito's earlier words, arrived in time to save him from Taiseki's attack, but lost his left eye in the process. From his desire to help Kakashi, Obito awakened his [[Sharingan]], allowing him to see through Taiseki's camouflage and kill him. Obito and Kakashi infiltrated the cave and released Rin from her restraints. Her captor, [[Kakkō]], [[Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction|caused the cave to collapse]] around them. The team tried to make it for the exit but Kakashi had difficulty avoiding the falling rocks because of his damaged eye. When Obito noticed that Kakashi was about to be hit by a falling boulder, Obito pushed him out of the way and became trapped beneath the rubble in his place.
   
[[File:Obito 3.PNG|thumb|Obito trapped beneath the boulder.]]
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[[File:Obito 3.PNG|thumb|left|Obito trapped beneath the boulder.]]
Rin performed the transplant and once the procedure was finished, Kakashi used his new Sharingan to kill Kakkō. The Iwa reinforcements quickly began to [[Earth Release: Tearing Earth Turning Palm|further constrict the rubble]] forcing Kakashi and Rin to leave Obito behind. As the rocks tightened around him, Obito lamented that he had finally became friends with Kakashi and failed he couldn't confess his feelings for Rin. Afterwards, Minato rescued Kakashi and Rin and Obito was believed dead, his name marked in [[Memorial Stone|Konoha's memorial]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 243-244</ref>
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With the right side of his body crushed and no way to free himself, Obito accepted his fate and made an offering: to give Kakashi his left Sharingan as an apology for not getting him a present earlier.<ref>Chapter 243, pages 15-16</ref> Rin performed the transplant and, once the procedure was finished, Kakashi used his new Sharingan to kill Kakkō. Iwa reinforcements quickly began to [[Earth Release: Tearing Earth Turning Palm|further compress the rubble]], forcing Kakashi and Rin to leave Obito behind. As the rocks tightened around him, Obito reflected that he had finally started to get along with Kakashi and that he couldn't confess to Rin that he loved her. Kakashi and Rin were rescued by Minato and, when they returned to Konoha, Obito's name was engraved on the village's [[Memorial Stone]].<ref>Chapter 244, page 18</ref>
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[[File:Obito encounters Madara.png|thumb|left|A heavily bandaged Obito meets Madara.]]
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=== Saved from Death ===
Obito was somehow rescued by an elderly [[Madara Uchiha]] who took the Uchiha to the [[Mountains' Graveyard]]. Though his Sharingan was miraculously unharmed, the entire side of his body from the neck down was completely destroyed, prompting Madara to reconstruct half of his body using parts of [[Hashirama's living clone]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 16-17</ref><ref name="rehabilitation">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 13</ref> Telling Obito that he now owes him his life, Obito instead declared he wanted to return to Konoha and be with his friends. Madara informed him that his new body would prevent him from becoming a shinobi again, and that in the end it wouldn't matter. Madara preached about the harsh nature of reality and how he has a plan to change the world. Still unconvinced, but otherwise unable to leave, Obito remained in the Mountain Graveyard to recuperate. During his recuperation, he met and became friends with [[White Zetsu]] and [[Spiral Zetsu|one of his many clones]] while undergoing rehabilitation in order to use his new limbs.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 602-603</ref>
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[[File:Madara saves Obito.png|thumb|Obito meets Madara.]]
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In actuality, Obito was rescued by an elderly [[Madara Uchiha]]. He brought Obito to the [[Mountains' Graveyard]] and tended to his injuries, removing those body parts too damaged to be healed; Obito's right Sharingan had survived intact. Although frightened by Madara, Obito felt indebted to him for saving his life and was willing to render any assistance he could, an offer Madara made clear he would collect upon. Obito began a long rehabilitation process, eager to recover enough for him to return to Konoha and help his friends and the village with the still-ongoing war. He received a new arm during his time beneath the Mountains' Graveyard, which he learned to use with the help of [[White Zetsu]] and another spiral-faced Zetsu he called [[Guruguru]].<ref name="ch603">Chapter 603</ref> All the while, Madara would tell Obito about the harsh realities of the world and his plan to save it, which Obito disregarded.
   
As Obito was finally getting used to his new limbs, White Zetsu alerted him to the fact that Kakashi and Rin were surrounded by [[Kirigakure]]-nin and in danger. Obito tried to punch through the wall blocking the Mountain Graveyard, but ended up destroying his right arm and barely breaking the wall. Spiral Zetsu, wanting to help and sure Madara would allow it, encased Obito with his body which gave him the strength to break the wall. As Obito prepared to leave, he told Madara he had no intention of returning, but thanked him for saving his life. Madara in turn told him that he will return willingly and thank him truthfully. Using Spiral Zetsu to locate his friends, he learned that Minato was once again absent. On his way, Obito's left eye socket caught a glimps of what his left eye was actually seeing, but dismissed it as a panic thought. Upon reaching the battlefield, he was shocked to see Kakashi had run Rin through with his [[Chidori]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 603-604</ref>
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[[File:Obito and Rin.png|thumb|left|Obito mourning Rin's death.]]
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During the end of his recuperation process, White Zetsu informed Obito that Kakashi and Rin were elsewhere about to be killed by [[Kirigakure]] ninja. Obito was insistent on helping them, which Guruguru offered to help with by encasing Obito with its body. Before leaving, Obito thanked Madara for all his help but said he wouldn't be returning. Madara made clear his conviction that Obito would return to him. Guruguru directed Obito to Rin and Kakashi's location, along the way informing him of Minato's absence. When they arrived they found Rin and Kakashi surrounded by Kiri-nin and Kakashi plunging his [[Chidori]] through Rin's heart.<ref>Chapter 604</ref> Rin's death caused each of their Sharingan to mature into [[Mangekyō Sharingan]], a process that also caused Kakashi to pass out. Enraged by what had happened, Obito used a combination of his Mangekyō Sharingan's [[Kamui]] and the [[wood release]] of Guruguru's body to slaughter the Kirigakure ninja. When all of them were dead, Obito cradled Rin's lifeless body, ignoring the unconscious Kakashi.<ref name="C606">Chapter 606</ref>
   
[[File:Obito slaughter.png|thumb|right|Obito stands amongst the slaughtered Kiri-nin.]]
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Obito returned to Mountains' Graveyard, vowing to do anything for Madara if it could bring him together with Rin and Kakashi again. Madara explained his [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], which would replace the current world of violence and death with one where nobody ever needs to die. Obito was intrigued, determined to create a reality where he, Rin, and Kakashi could exist alongside each other. Madara imparted all of his knowledge and plans to Obito, taught him about abilities he would need moving forward, entrusted him with his possessions, and manifested [[Black Zetsu]] to act as a guide. Having left almost all that he had to Obito, Madara disconnected himself from the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] that was keeping him alive so that he could give Obito one last thing before dying: his name, Madara Uchiha.<ref name="C606" />
As Rin died before both of them, their Sharingan matured into the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and Kakashi passed out quickly afterwards. The Kiri-nin attempted to claim Rin's body for intel, prompting an enraged Obito to slaughter them with a combination of his [[Kamui]] ability and [[Wood Release]] sprouting from his body. After killing all the Kiri-nin and ignoring Kakashi completely, Obito cradled Rin's body and vowed he would create a world where she was alive again.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 605-606</ref>
 
   
 
=== Moving the Plan Forward ===
 
=== Moving the Plan Forward ===
[[File:Obito and Zetsu.jpg|thumb|left|Obito and Zetsu put Madara's Eye of the Moon Plan into action.]]
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[[File:Obito and zetsu.png|thumb|Obito and Zetsu approach Nagato.]]
With new conviction, he returned to Mountains' Graveyard and agreed with Madara's conclusion that the reality they lived in was worthless and should be destroyed. He vowed he would create a new reality where he, Rin, and Kakashi would be together again. Pleased, Madara told Obito the details of the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], the secrets of the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], and the role [[Nagato]] would play with his [[Rinnegan]]. Disconnecting himself from the Demonic Statue, Madara told Obito that until the day he was [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]], he would be Madara Uchiha and must work to bring the Eye of the Moon Plan to completion.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606</ref>
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Using Madara's name, Obito, always wearing a mask, moved in the shadows of the ninja world to acquire the remaining pieces of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Shortly after Madara's death, Obito and Zetsu went to [[Amegakure]] and approached the fledgling [[Akatsuki]] with an offer of support in creating the world of peace they envisioned.<ref>Chapter 607, pages 1-5</ref> In truth he only needed [[Nagato]], in whom Madara had implanted his [[Rinnegan]] several years earlier and who would be needed in the final stages of the Eye of the Moon Plan. While Obito was almost able to sway Nagato, the Akatsuki leader, [[Yahiko]], declined; Obito claims he eventually agreed without informing Akatsuki's other members.<ref>Chapter 509, page 3</ref> In the anime, Obito learned of a conspiracy between [[Hanzō]] and [[Danzō Shimura]] to eliminate Yahiko. He intercepted and killed the members of Akatsuki that tried to rescue Yahiko and, once Yahiko was dead, encouraged Nagato in a new direction for the organisation, one focused on acquiring the [[tailed beasts]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 348</ref> Nagato became the proxy leader and Akatsuki began recruiting powerful [[missing-nin]] to their cause. Once Zetsu became a member, Obito, using the name Tobi, joined as Zetsu's subordinate so that he could have a public persona.
   
Obito and Zetsu travelled to [[Amegakure]] to meet the [[Ame Orphans]], who were sceptical at Obito's claim that he was Madara and his plan to make a world where everyone win despite Nagato wanting to know about his powers. [[Yahiko]] brushed Obito off and told him to stay away from them. Obito, however, stated that he would return to that spot everyday until they understood and came to him willingly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607, pages 1-5</ref> Eventually, after the death of Yahiko, Nagato would become Pain and join Obito, this beginning the current incarnation of [[Akatsuki]].
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In Kirigakure, Obito at some point took control of the [[Fourth Mizukage]], in effect making him the "real" Mizukage. After [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] began to be disillusioned by the lies of the world, Obito (as "Madara") revealed himself to Kisame and promised to help make a world of truth. Kisame became his loyal servant, one of the few Kiri-nin to knowingly work for him.<ref name="Yagura">Chapter 507, pages 13-15</ref> During this time Obito discovered the circumstances of Rin's death: that Kiri had sealed the [[Three-Tails]] into her to make her a timebomb that would destroy Konoha. At Rin's insistence, Kakashi killed her to prevent this from happening.<ref name="ch629">Chapter 629, pages 10-17</ref> Obito's manipulation of the Mizukage was eventually discovered by [[Ao]] and he was forced to abandon it.
   
From this point, Obito's actions are largely unknown. As Tsunade speculated years later, the reason Obito adopted his name was to take advantage of the power it invoke in peoples' fears of the legend himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 4</ref> Because of the many infamous acts Madara carried out during his lifetime (such as acquiring an [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]]), few are surprised that Madara could still be alive after such a long time. They take the crimes that Obito commits under Madara's name as further confirmation that he is really Madara, as only Madara would be capable of such deeds. Obito also possesses knowledge of things that only the real Madara would know, further giving him credence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 559, page 2</ref>
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[[File:Minato vs Tobi.png|thumb|left|Obito and Minato clash.]]
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Twelve years before the start of the series, Obito visited Rin's grave in Konoha. Kakashi was already there when he arrived and Obito, watching secretly, heard him confide to Rin's grave that Minato's wife, [[Kushina Uzumaki]], would soon be giving birth. Knowing that Kushina was the [[Nine-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]] and that the seal keeping the Nine-Tails contained within her would weaken during childbirth, Obito tracked her down on the night of October 10. He killed her [[Anbu]] bodyguards and midwives, and took her newborn son, [[Naruto Uzumaki]], hostage to prevent Minato from interfering. Minato was able to take Naruto from him, which distracted him long enough for Obito to escape with Kushina.<ref name="c501">Chapter 501</ref> He extracted the Nine-Tails from her body, placed it under his control with his Sharingan, and ordered it to [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha|destroy the village]].<ref name="ch502">Chapter 502</ref>
   
[[File:Minato vs Tobi.png|thumb|Obito and Minato clash.]]
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Minato soon afterwards arrived to help in the village's defence. Before Minato could contribute much or even tell anyone what had happened, Obito located him and tried to use Kamui to send him away and prevent further interference. Minato was able to escape with his [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but Obito pursued him. Minato did not recognise Obito as they fought, instead suspecting he was Madara Uchiha. He initially struggled to successfully strike Obito but, after several failed attacks, Minato finally hit him with a [[Rasengan]] and branded him with a Flying Thunder God seal, allowing him to teleport to Obito whenever he wanted. He then used a [[Contract Seal]] on Obito to release the Nine-Tails from his control. Wounded and deprived of his best weapon, Obito fled.<ref>Chapter 503, pages 5 & 8</ref>
Twelve years before the start of the series, having infiltrated Konoha, Obito learned that [[Kushina Uzumaki]], the [[Nine-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]] and Minato's wife, would be giving birth.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607, pages 6-7</ref> Obito knew that this would cause the seal keeping Nine-Tails contained within her to weaken.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 11</ref> Intending to use the Nine-Tails, Obito tracked her down and took the newborn [[Naruto Uzumaki]] hostage to keep Minato from interfering. Once he [[Tailed Beast Extraction Technique|extracted]] the beast, Obito placed the tailed beast under his control and ordered it to [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha|destroy Konoha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 501</ref> Using [[Kamui]] to keep Minato from going to the village's defence, Obito engaged his former mentor before being hit by a [[Rasengan]] and branded with Minato's [[Flying Thunder God Technique]]. Wounded with Minato's [[Contract Seal]] removing the Nine-Tails from his control, Obito fled while vowing to regain the Nine-Tails and that he still had other plans.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 502-503</ref>
 
   
[[File:Madara.PNG|thumb|left|Obito's flame-pattern mask.]]
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[[File:Tobi talks to Itachi.png|thumb|Obito talking to Itachi.]]
Eight years after the Nine-Tails' attack, the Uchiha clan who had been ostracised and placed under heavy suspicion for the attack as the full story of the event died with Minato and his wife, Obito infiltrated Konoha to rekindle the flames of war. He was found by [[Itachi Uchiha]] first, who thought he was Madara and convinced Obito to spare the village in exchange for helping to wipe out the Uchiha clan. Obito complied, training Itachi and providing assistance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 400, pages 8-9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 590, page 11</ref> Around that time, Obito also met with [[Danzō Shimura]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 474, page 12</ref> At some point in time, Obito also took control of the [[Fourth Mizukage]], in effect making him the "real" Mizukage. [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] was one of the few Kirigakure ninja to know of his manipulation of the Fourth and helped Obito in his quest to bring about an end to the "world of lies".<ref name="Yagura">''Naruto'' chapter 507, pages 13-15</ref> Later on, Obito adopted the alias Tobi in order to join the organisation he helped establish and hide itself among its ranks, finally putting Madara's plan into motion.
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Minato gave his life to save the village by sealing the Nine-Tails into his son, and thus never had the chance to inform anyone of Obito's involvement. Konoha's leadership nevertheless suspected an Uchiha's involvement, and to that end placed all members of the clan under heavy scrutiny. Eight years later the Uchiha, as a result of this mistreatment, began plotting a coup d'état. Obito returned to the village with the intention of stoking the conflict, but was discovered by [[Itachi Uchiha]]. Believing Obito was Madara, Itachi asked for his help in [[Uchiha Clan Downfall|wiping out]] the Uchiha clan, offering revenge against the Uchiha for their treatment of Madara decades earlier in exchange for Obito's agreement to spare the village.<ref name="C400P9" /> Obito accepted and offered Itachi a position in Akatsuki. In the anime, during the night of the massacre, Obito took several Uchiha corpses in order to extract their Sharingan for his own use.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 359</ref> Obito also met with Danzō around this time under unknown circumstances.<ref>Chapter 474, page 12</ref>
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
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[[File:Obito helps old woman.png|thumb|left|Obito aiding an elderly villager.]]
In his youth, Obito was constantly late, which more often than not, was due to the good deeds he had stopped to do, which usually had to do with aiding the elderly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 2</ref> Having made it a point in his life to do so, he noted that he knew all the elderly persons in Konoha,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 9</ref> stopped once on his way to the [[Chūnin Exams]] to help an elderly woman carry her luggage,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, page 5</ref> and even comically offered to clean Madara's nether regions when he met him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 4</ref> Obito was also easily moved to tears, which he always insisted was because he had gotten something in his eyes despite wearing goggles. Obito was in love with Rin; but his feelings were not mutual as Rin was attracted to Kakashi instead. Obito was frustrated by this, and envied Kakashi's prodigious skills, and so constantly sought to surpass him. Although these efforts usually ended in failure, he was able to spend time with Rin while she treated his injuries. Ultimately, Obito would never get the chance to reveal his feelings to Rin before his "death". As Kakashi noted, besides his student's rivalry with Sasuke and one-sided feelings for a female team-mate, Naruto shared other beliefs Obito had, such as his desire to become Hokage and never abandoning comrades on the battlefield. Even after "dying", Obito still cared deeply for his friends and village, and immediately wanted to return,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 14</ref> though upon witnessing Kakashi taking Rin's life, his determination shattered, and his personality forever changed.
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Because he was an orphan that grew up alone and without a parent's love, Obito's childhood was marked by dreams of being acknowledged. This motivated him to become a ninja so that he could, in turn, become [[Hokage]] and have the entire village recognise him at last. When [[Rin]] acknowledged him without his becoming Hokage, Obito fell in love with her and aimed to earn her love in addition to the Hokage title. But [[Kakashi]]'s presence, both in the classroom and later on their team, became a wall for Obito, since Kakashi was naturally more talented than he was and had, without trying, gained Rin's affections. Though generally kind and of unwavering loyalty to his friends and allies, Obito nevertheless formed a one-sided rivalry with Kakashi. When not in competition with Kakashi, Obito would famously perform random good deeds around Konoha, especially for the elderly, which in turn made him notoriously late.<ref>Chapter 602, page 9</ref> This combination of factors and Obito's naturally good heart and optimism made him easy for [[Madara]] to exploit and ultimately corrupt.<ref name="ch675">Chapter 675, pages 5-9</ref>
   
[[File:Obito with rin's body.png|thumb|left|140px|Obito's love for Rin.]]
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[[File:Kazaana.png|thumb|Obito showing Kakashi just how empty the world has left him.]]
By the time he became an adult, conditioned by Madara to continue his world, Obito's personality changed drastically as he became extremely focused, calm and serious; from his former loyalty and care that seems to be derived from the [[Will of Fire]], he now claims to have inherited the Uchiha clan's [[Curse of Hatred]]. While frequently arrogant about his own abilities and disrespectful of those he considers as weak, he is not above giving praise to his enemies, such as his former teacher Minato for being able to wound him. He has also forsaken his dream of being Hokage and ideals of camaraderie, and ridiculed Naruto for having both qualities. This arrogance was extended towards [[Kakashi Hatake]] despite the two being former friends and team-mates, praising his speed while berating him not to open his mouth so easily. Although he expressed his reasons for not revealing his identity was due to Kakashi letting Rin die, Obito does not seem to blame Kakashi, instead blaming the "worthless reality" they both live in. Nonetheless, his love for Rin appears to be one of his defining features carried into adulthood and her death had a role in creating his current personality; he came to believe that reality is hell solely based on her death. Although Obito was annoyed at first with White Zetsu, who was assigned by Madara to take care of the young Uchiha, when they first met, they eventually got along well as Zetsu would often take care of Obito during the latter's rehabilitation; this friendship would go on to Obito's adulthood, and would become one of his few (if not only) genuinely positive relationships.
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After Rin's death, Obito's determination and idealism were shattered. He became more calm and focused, no longer caring about his village, his friends, or even his name, all of them being worthless parts of a miserable world that had forced Rin to die.<ref name="ch629" /> His sole commitment was to Madara's [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] and the new peaceful world it would create; every crime was a necessary evil, every murder was a sacrifice for the greater good and a life that would be restored in the new world. He was willing to sacrifice himself for the plan and, more often, his allies, turning on them the instant they no longer had any further use to him. Like Madara before him, Obito would gain these allies by preying on the darkness in their hearts and manipulating them, either by subtly corrupting their own goals or by appearing to share their beliefs. This was best seen in the existence of Akatsuki, its wildly-differing members working together because they believed the organisation would further their own ends; in actuality they were mere tools that suit Obito's agenda.
   
Obito has also shown an aggressive and sadistic side, a direct contrast to his youth. This was first shown when he attacked his village and held his former teacher's infant son hostage before extracting the Nine-Tails from its jinchūriki, an action that led to the deaths of Minato and Kushina. He mercilessly killed [[Torune]] in order to be reincarnated moments later by using Fū as a sacrifice, all for the purpose of testing Kabuto's abilities.
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[[File:Obito as Hokage.png|thumb|left|Obito recalling his original dream.]]
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Despite how different his adult personality seemed, it was at its basest level very much the same as the person he was as a child. Obito viewed his actions as a station beyond Hokage; where the Hokage does what is best for the village, Obito did what was best for the world.<ref name="C653">Chapter 653</ref> Though Rin ever-remained in his thoughts, Kakashi and Minato were also present in his dreams of a new world, and it was the hope of reuniting their team under happier circumstances that motivated him.<ref name="C640">Chapter 640</ref> Kakashi theorised that it was this conflict between his past and present selves that drove Obito the most, especially in the events leading up to and following the outbreak of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]; he became increasingly hasty with his plans, first moving [[Akatsuki]] from a secretive organisation to a force that directly challenged the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], and later by prematurely reviving the [[Ten-Tails]].<ref>Chapter 592, page 15</ref>
   
When first introduced as "Tobi", Obito acted the role of the happy-go-lucky idiot, who annoyed most members of the Akatsuki, particularly [[Deidara]], who frequently attacked Obito in a comedic fashion. [[Kisame]], on the other hand, appreciated Obito's ability to brighten up a gloomy organisation such as theirs.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 363, page 9</ref> In the anime, Obito is shown keeping up this charade even when no-one was around.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episodes 104-106</ref> Eventually, Obito discards his role as a fool after Deidara's death and used it one final time to distract the [[Eight Man Squad]] during [[Sasuke]]'s battle with [[Itachi]].
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As Obito grappled with his thoughts, he at different times took a special interest in [[Sasuke Uchiha]] and [[Naruto Uzumaki]]. With Sasuke, Obito began monitoring him after their first meeting, though he avoided further contact for fear of provoking Sasuke's brother, [[Itachi]]. After Itachi's death, he approached Sasuke and brought him into his confidence, later remarking that the loss of five Akatsuki members was worth it to gain Sasuke's loyalty. Although Obito stated a number of times that he saw Sasuke as nothing more than a disposable pawn, he nevertheless kept an eye on him, intervening whenever Sasuke was at risk and always happy with signs of his ever-improving Sharingan and his growing isolation from all other allies.<ref>Chapter 480</ref> In a way, he saw in Sasuke the kind of person he was trying to be. With Naruto, however, he saw the person he once was: dreams of being Hokage and dedication to his friends.<ref>Chapter 611, pages 3-4</ref> Because of these similarities, Obito became fixated on Naruto, hoping to demonstrate the naivety of his beliefs and the terribleness of the world so that he would come around to Obito's point of view. When Naruto refused, Obito became increasingly angry and determined to eliminate Naruto and his dreams so that he can bury the last remains of the old Obito.
   
Obito is a master of manipulation, either by subtly corrupting his target's own goals, omitting parts of stories or events to his own benefit as he did with Sasuke, or by appearing to share their beliefs. This is best seen in the existence of the Akatsuki, its wildly-differing members working together because they believe the organisation furthers their own ends; in actuality they are mere tools that further Obito's agenda as noted with the case of [[Nagato]]. He often avoids responsibility for the influence he has over others, claiming those he coerced and manipulated followed him willingly. Revealing Itachi's true history and motives with Sasuke to win his services was the first of many gambles Obito takes. Even though Sasuke does not always live up to his expectations, such as being unable to defeat the five [[Kage]], Obito is nevertheless happy with his "development": his developing Sharingan and his growing isolation from all other allies.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 480</ref> While he has threatened to kill Sasuke at times and even offered to turn him over to others, Obito remains attached to Sasuke, at least until he no longer has use for him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 490, pages 1-8</ref>
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Through his inability to overpower Naruto, Obito came to understand that Naruto's way of thinking was right all along. Moreover, he realised the reasons for his conflicting desires: he had been lying to himself about his dedication to the Eye of the Moon Plan by suppressing the former Obito deep down. The persona that projected him as someone without feelings or a heart was a mask Obito wore to escape the painful truths of reality. When Naruto and his allies defeated Obito, the lie was destroyed, causing his original personality to emerge. Obito felt guilty about his actions and declared himself unworthy of seeing Rin in the afterlife. He spent the remainder of his life opposing the Eye of the Moon Plan and Madara, wishing to keep the world as it was. Believing Naruto was vital to the world's preservation, Obito ultimately gave his life to protect Naruto and his team. His new conviction even allowed him to briefly return from death not only to assure Naruto's victory, but also to make amends with his old friend Kakashi one final time before fully departing to the afterlife.
   
Obito's most prominent personality trait continues to be his loathing of the reality he lives in. After Rin died, he was unable to accept the way things turned out, and vowed to make a new reality where Rin was still alive. This delusion became increasingly more strong as Obito aged, eventually causing him to lose all sense of care for both his own self and the reality that Rin wasn't in. Because the reality he sought to make would be just as he wants it, Obito has no care about whether or not those close to him die, including Kakashi. This continued when he fought Minato, declaring to himself that he no longer cared about the world, and felt no guilt whatsoever for his role in Minato's death. Indeed, even after being outed as a fake "Madara" by Naruto, Obito's nihilistic outlook begins to show as he states himself as a nobody and that anything besides the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], including his real name, is of no concern to him.<ref name="chpt564"/><ref name="c594">''Naruto'' chapter 594, pages 16-17</ref> Another reason he hates this reality is because as he cited it turns the people that survive it into trash,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 11</ref> a twist to his former believe that anyone who abandons their comrades are worse than trash.
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While assuming the "Tobi" persona, Obito played the role of a happy-go-lucky idiot who annoyed most members of Akatsuki. [[Deidara]], in particular, was easily provoked by his vanity and lack of respect, often retaliating against him with comical violence. [[Kisame]], on the other hand, appreciated Tobi's ability to brighten up a gloomy organisation such as theirs.<ref>Chapter 363, page 9</ref> The anime showed that Tobi appeared to have a liking for [[Wikipedia:Dango|dango]];<ref name="ship99">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 99</ref> and continued to act like a fool even when nobody else was around.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episodes 104-106</ref> After first meeting Sasuke, Obito abandoned the Tobi persona except for during a brief encounter with Konoha ninja. Even without the Tobi persona, Obito had developed a morbid sense of humour as he sometimes made jokes, if perverse ones.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
[[File:Tobi's face is revealed.png|thumb|left|Obito during the Fourth Shinobi World War.]]
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[[File:Obito Uchiha.jpg|thumb|Obito in his youth.]]
As a child, Obito had short, spiky, black hair and black eyes. He wore a long sleeved blue uniform with metal plating on the part that reached the back of his hands, as well as a blue jacket with an orange collar and trimmings. The jacket was fastened to the rest of the outfit by two buttons on the collar, and has the Uchiha clan crest at the back. He also wore a white belt, shinobi sandals, the standard Konoha [[forehead protector]], and a pair of goggles with orange lens connected to ear protectors. After he was retrieved from Kusagakure, Madara replaced his destroyed right side with artificial substance from [[Hashirama's living clone]]. The right side of his face still remains heavily scarred. During his rehabilitation, Obito grew his hair out.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 14</ref> He eventually cut it back down to the short length as in his childhood some time before the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha. During his meetings with Itachi and Kisame respectively, Obito was seen with long hair yet again, but he later cut it back to its usual style permanently.
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As a child, Obito had black eyes and short, spiky, black hair. He wore a long sleeved blue uniform and a blue jacket with an orange collar and trimmings. The jacket was fastened to the rest of the outfit by two buttons on the collar and had the Uchiha clan crest at the back. He also wore a white belt, shinobi sandals, the standard Konoha dark blue [[forehead protector]], and a pair of goggles with orange lenses connected to ear protectors. The right half of his face was left heavily scarred after the events in [[Kusagakure]], resembling wrinkles. His hair grew longer during his rehabilitation, which he would cut, grow out, and cut again over the years.
   
[[File:Madara Uchiha's second look Chapter 520.jpg|thumb|Obito's wartime outfit.]]
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As Tobi, Obito created an orange mask with spiral-pattern that only shows his right eye, a reminiscence of when [[Swirl Zetsu]] encased him. Under his Akatsuki cloak, he wears a black long-sleeve top that also covers his neck and chin, a pair of black gloves, and a pair of dark-coloured pants along with the standard Akatsuki shoes and white stirrups. On his waist, he wears a thick black belt with armour-like metal plates attached to it. He wore the same metal plates on his shoulders with a green scarf before becoming Deidara's partner.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 280, page 20</ref> He wore blue nail polish on his fingers and toes (black in the manga). As Tobi, he wore [[Sasori]]'s ring on his left thumb.
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Obito wore a variety of different masks over the years to hide his identity when he interacted with others. During the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha and for several years following he wore a mask with a black flame (coloured orange and yellow at different times in the anime). By the time Part II starts he wears an orange mask with a spiral pattern focused around his right eye, similar to [[Guruguru]]'s face. After this mask is destroyed by [[Konan]], he starts wearing a white mask with a purple tint that covers the entire upper half of his head. The mask's design resembles a combination of the [[Sharingan]] and [[Rinnegan]], consisting of a ripple pattern with three tomoe around the centre, two of which act as the mask's eye-holes. He claims that this new mask had been specifically designed for combat, making it very durable.<ref>Chapter 564, pages 1, 11</ref> It is nevertheless destroyed by Naruto.
   
After he acquired the Rinnegan, Obito started wearing a new mask made of strong materials suited for the looming [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. The mask was white with a purple tint that covers the entire upper-half of Obito's head with a design that resembled the [[Ten-Tails]]' eye, consisting of a ripple-pattern with three tomoe around the centre; two of these tomoe acted as the mask's eye-holes. He wears a pair of black pants and gloves, with a white, presumed form-fitting shirt underneath.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, page 1</ref> Over this he wears a purple, high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and has the Uchiha crest on the back. Around his waist he wears a simple, light-purple obi and a belt. Strapped to his back, he carries a purple [[gunbai]] with black trimmings and black tomoe, connected to a black chain that runs up his right sleeve.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 596, pages 15-16</ref>
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[[File:Obito Uchiha full.png|thumb|Obito during the Fourth Shinobi World War.]]
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At the start of Part II, Obito wears a black long-sleeve top that covered his neck and chin, a pair of black gloves, a pair of dark-coloured pants, and standard sandals and white stirrups. On his waist, he wears a thick black belt with armour-like metal plates attached to it.<ref>Chapter 280, page 20</ref> Obito had blue (black in the manga) nail polish on his fingers and toes. He continues to wear this outfit under his Akastuki cloak after he becomes a member and also wears a purple ring, which bears the kanji for {{Translation|"jewel" or "sphere"|玉|gyoku}}, on his left thumb. For the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] he changes to an outfit similar to what the Uchiha wore during the [[Warring States Period]]; this attire includes a pair of black pants and gloves, with a white form-fitting shirt underneath.<ref>Chapter 597, page 1</ref> Over this he wears a purple, high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and has the Uchiha crest on the back. Around his waist he wears a simple, light-purple obi and a belt. Strapped to his back is Madara's [[gunbai]], now purple with black trimmings and black tomoe, connected to a black chain that runs up his right sleeve.<ref>Chapter 596, pages 15-16</ref>
   
== Abilities ==
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[[File:Obito Juubi Jinchuriki.png|thumb|left|Obito as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.]]
Obito was fairly skilled as a child and was able to become a chūnin at the age of 11. He was able to be recognised as an adult in his clan, having mastered the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique]], though he had yet to awaken his Sharingan. He was a fast learner and also had very fast reaction time and reflexes, as he was able to incinerate a trap that was sprung on his team,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 247, page 10</ref> though this was not always a good thing as seen when he pre-empted Might Guy's attack as a child but got knocked out instead.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 599, page 6</ref> As an adult, having been trained personally by Madara Uchiha, who passed on most of his skills and knowledge to the young Uchiha, Obito's abilities have developed immensely easily allowing him to hold his own against both Kage-level and [[S-rank]]ed shinobi, as well as [[Tailed Beast Control|perfect jinchūriki]] and other highly reputed shinobi.
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After becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], Obito's hair becomes entirely white.<ref>Chapter 637, page 5</ref> His skin turns white, ten protrusions emerge from his back five near his shoulders and five near his hips as well as a black [[Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal|assortment of ten magatama]] markings appearing on his back; one large one, with a black Rinnegan-like pattern within it, and nine smaller ones arranged in rows of three below it. In addition, the entire right half of his body gains a scale-like pattern across it, replacing the scars.<ref name="C638">Chapter 638</ref> When Obito managed to gain control of the Ten-Tails, he underwent another transformation. In this new form, the ten protrusions on his back formed the collar and coattails of a haori, two horns sprouted from his forehead the left smaller than the right and six magatama markings appeared across his chest.<ref name="C640" /> He reverts to his former appearance after the Ten-Tails is removed from his body, though his hair remains white.
   
After his right half was reconstructed from the DNA material of Hashirama Senju, Obito was granted an immense increase in vitality and chakra reserves, allowing him to achieve such feats like summoning large creatures such as the Nine-Tails, items such as the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path as well as provide him with the basis required to control six jinchūriki at once.
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During his imagination of his life as a Konoha shinobi while battling Naruto, Obito depicted himself wearing both Uchiha and Konoha uniforms but with a modified headband with covers that stretch down the left half of his face to conceal his left empty eye socket.
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== Abilities ==
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[[File:Piercing Branches.png|thumb|right|Obito rampaging through multiple Kiri-nin.]]
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During his time as a Konoha ninja, Obito's skills were average at best, struggling to match his classmates from the Academy and being unable to catch up with Kakashi's development. What he lacked in skill, though, he made up for in determination, as he would train himself for weeks and months at a time to improve himself, which eventually enabled him to become a [[chūnin]]. Despite his poor performance, Madara saw great potential in Obito and for that reason selected him as his disciple.<ref>Chapter 605, page 13</ref> Madara's hopes were proven accurate, as under his tutelage, Obito dramatically improved his abilities to the point where he became a near-mirror image of Madara in his prime. At different times, Obito posed a challenge to Minato (the Fourth [[Hokage]]), defeated Konan (an [[S-class]] criminal), and held his own in a one-on-four fight against Naruto, [[Killer B]], Guy and Kakashi (the former two being perfect [[jinchūriki]], the latter two being experienced [[jōnin]]).
   
 
=== Taijutsu ===
 
=== Taijutsu ===
[[File:Obito knees a Kiri-nin.png|thumb|left|Obito knees a Kiri-nin.]]
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[[File:Obito vs Kakashi.png|thumb|left|Obito fighting Kakashi.]]
As a child, Obito was fairly skilled with taijutsu. After awakening his Sharingan, his hand-to-hand abilities improved as he was better able to read and now even predict his opponents movements to the point that he was able to effectively counter [[Kakkō]] — an experienced Iwa-nin's attacks.<ref name="chpt243">''Naruto'' chapter 243, pages 7-8</ref> He also displayed skill in coordinated attacks alongside Kakashi using his Sharingan.<ref name="chpt243"/> As an adult, Obito's skills grew tremendously. Due to his artificial body, his physical strength increased significantly, enough to crack a massive boulder shortly after his rehabilitation,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 15</ref> and in later years easily stop a slash from [[Suigetsu]]'s [[Kubikiribōchō]] with his artificial right arm in the manga, and his real left arm in the anime without injuring himself,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 404, page 12</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 142</ref> hold Konan off the ground by her throat,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, page 16</ref> and strangle a Konoha [[ANBU]] to death,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 13</ref> each time using only one hand.
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As a child, Obito was fairly average with taijutsu, displaying ordinary skill while sparring against Kakashi upon joining Team Minato. After his rehabilitation with Madara, his skill grew enough to subdue and kill multiple Kiri-Anbu. While encased in [[Guruguru]] after watching Rin die, Obito's strength was fueled by his anger to the point of uplifting the ground with a single footstep, but he was able to maintain his focus in his fit of rage. In his adulthood, he was shown able to fight on par with Kakashi, who is quite skilled in taijutsu himself.<ref name="C608P8">Chapter 608, pages 8-9</ref><ref>Chapter 636, page 4</ref>
   
Aside from his physical strength, Obito also developed massive endurance, enough to withstand the damage caused by a direct [[Rasengan]] strike without having his movements impaired.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 503, page 3</ref> Obito has also displayed a great level of speed, predominantly used via Kamui to teleport himself near-instantaneously to any location. During his encounter with Kakkō he displayed enough speed to intercept the Iwa-nin's attacks, creating an opening for his comrade to attack.
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=== Ninjutsu ===
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Obito learned from Madara how to perform a variety of different types of ninjutsu: he could create [[barrier ninjutsu]], using the [[Uchiha Flame Formation]] to protect the Demonic Statue;<ref>Chapter 596, page 4</ref> he could [[Sensing|sense chakra]], allowing him to predict attacks and locate others from great distances, even in different dimensions;<ref name="C641P8">Chapter 641, page 8</ref><ref>Chapter 685, page 8</ref> he could perform [[fūinjutsu]] strong enough to [[Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal|seal]] the [[Ten-Tails]];<ref name="C638" /> he had at least a limited ability to [[Chakra Absorption Techniques|absorb chakra]], taking an opponent's chakra(s) for his own use.<ref>Chapter 666, page 8</ref>
   
=== Nature Transformation ===
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[[File:Obito using fire technique.png|thumb|Obito using Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique.]]
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[[File:Katon Bakufū Ranbu.png|thumb|Obito using Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance.]]
As a member of the Uchiha clan, Obito is well-versed in [[Fire Release]] techniques, which he was able to use quickly, as seen during a mission where he demonstrated quick usage of the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 241, page 7</ref> In the anime, Obito displayed the ability to [[Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique|conceal shurikens in multiple small fireballs]].<ref>''Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref> He is also capable of combining his fire techniques with his space-time technique to produce a powerful [[Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance|vortex of fire]].<ref name="vortex">''Naruto'' chapter 600, pages 13-14</ref>
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As a member of the Uchiha clan, Obito has a natural aptitude for [[Fire Release]] techniques, and at an early age could perform the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique]].<ref>Chapter 241, page 7</ref> The size and strength of his flames increase in his adulthood, and through combination with his Mangekyō Sharingan he can perform [[Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance]].<ref>Chapter 600, pages 13-15</ref> He is also seen performing [[Earth Release]] jutsu on occasion, though he exclusively does so in order to [[Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique|burrow and move underground]], letting him augment the battlefield from below or sneak up on opponents.<ref>Chapter 358, page 9</ref>
   
[[File:Piercing branches.png|thumb|left|Obito using Wood Release: Cutting Technique.]]
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With the [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu]] matter that his replacement limbs are made of, Obito can perform [[Wood Release]], a combination of Earth and [[Water Release]]. Instinctively he is able to form branches and roots to bind,<ref>Chapter 609, page 2</ref> crush,<ref name="ch605">Chapter 605</ref> or skewer opponents. Because the White Zetsu material is partly derived from the DNA of [[Hashirama Senju]], Obito is able to control the [[Ten-Tails]] when he is connected to its body.<ref>Chapter 610, pages 6-7</ref>
Obito gained the ability to use [[Wood Release]] after acquiring artificial limbs made from Hashirama Senju's DNA and the ability to presumably use its two component elements: [[earth]] and [[water]]. He has shown an aptitude with the former element as seen when he [[Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique|burrowed and moved underground]] to spread Deidara's bombs across a battlefield to create a literal [[Explosive Landmines|minefield]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 358, page 9</ref>
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His skill with Wood Release was shown during his assault on several Kirigakure-nin after Rin had died. With it, he could [[Wood Release: Cutting Technique|produce branches and spikes]] from his body, which he could then use to drive into opponents, literally skewering them on branches when merged with [[Spiral Zetsu]]. They could also be used as projectiles as well on a larger scale.<ref name="woody">''Naruto'' chapter 605, pages 6-17</ref>
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==== Bukijutsu ====
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[[File:Tobi using shuriken.png|thumb|left|Obito ejects multiple shuriken from Kamui's dimension.]]
[[File:white substance.png|thumb|Obito's arm oozes a white substance as he separates it from his body.]]
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Like many Uchiha, Obito was trained in [[shurikenjutsu]], allowing him to throw shuriken with precision for offence and defence. When Madara died, a number of weapons were left to Obito which he has used at different times over the years. Several of these weapons he keeps stored within [[Kamui's dimension]] so that he can access them anywhere and fire them at opponents; he is seen using [[giant shuriken]] and [[chakra receiver]]s – fashioned into giant restraining stakes – for the latter purpose.<ref>Chapter 598, pages 4-5</ref><ref>Chapter 636, page 5</ref> When he fought Minato during the attack on Konoha, he used a [[Kusari|long chain]] attached to braces on his wrists that, when used in conjunction with his intangibility, enabled him to harmlessly pass through his opponent before solidifying to restrain him with the trailing chain.<ref>Chapter 502, pages 13-14</ref> Around the time of the Uchiha Massacre, Obito carried a [[sword]] at his waist.<ref name="C400P9">Chapter 400, page 9</ref> During the Fourth Shinobi World War he wields Madara's iconic [[gunbai]], using it both as a shield and as a sort of flail for attack.<ref>Chapter 595, page 2-4</ref><ref>Chapter 596, page 2-3</ref> The gunbai can generate [[wind]] to [[Uchiha Return|reflect attacks]].<ref>Fourth Databook, page 234</ref>
Throughout the series, Obito has lost his right arm two times<ref name="c475p1011">''Naruto'' chapter 475, pages 10-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 509, pages 7, 14</ref> and his left hand once.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 503, pages 3-4</ref> These limbs are later revealed to be artificial constructs, created from [[Hashirama's living clone]] which were used by Madara to replace Obito's destroyed right side.<ref name="rehabilitation"/> These constructs are expendable and replaceable as seen when Obito had his arm replaced<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 486, page 5</ref> and are similar in nature to that of White Zetsu and its [[White Zetsu Army|clones]].<ref name="rehabilitation"/> When damaged the area oozes a white substance instead of blood.<ref name="c475p1011"/> The artificial right side also possess a degree of regenerative capabilities, as Obito's arm and shoulder seemingly managed to repair itself from the damage caused by Naruto's [[Rasengan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 11</ref> This artificial body also enables Obito to survive without the need for food or water.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 1</ref>
 
   
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
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==== Sharingan ====
[[File:Tobi's Sharingan.png|thumb|left|Obito's Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Obito's Sharingan.png|thumb|right|Obito's Sharingan.]]
When Obito first awakened his [[Sharingan]] it already had two tomoe and he was able to take immediate advantage of it despite his inexperience.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 242, pages 18-19</ref> His eye gained three tomoe after witnessing Rin's death, moments before his Mangekyō Sharingan awakened.<ref name="3s-ms">''Naruto'' chapter 605, page 4</ref> After giving up his original left eye to Kakashi, Obito obtained a new left Sharingan eye and has multiple Sharingan placed in [[Obito's Laboratory|storage]] should he need them. As an adult, Obito seems to be able to keep his Sharingan active at all times with minimal drain on his chakra levels. He can use his Sharingan to perform various [[genjutsu]] such as forcing Konan to revealing the whereabouts of [[Nagato]]'s body,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 16-17</ref> and trapping both [[Fū (ANBU)|Fū]] and [[Torune]] in a genjutsu for a considerable amount of time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 7</ref>
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When Obito first awakened his [[Sharingan]] it already had two [[tomoe]], which at that level he could use to track chakra signatures and predict movements.<ref>Chapter 242, pages 18-19</ref> He acquired a third tomoe after witnessing Rin's death.<ref name="3s-ms">Chapter 605, page 4</ref> Obito keeps his Sharingan active seemingly all the time without any noticeable drain on his [[chakra]] levels. With his Sharingan he can perform [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|various genjutsu]] on targets he has eye contact with, either to create illusions,<ref name="ch629" /> acquire information,<ref>Chapter 510, pages 16-17</ref> or control their actions.<ref name="Yagura" /> Although he is seen controlling six [[tailed beasts]] with his Sharingan, his control with multiple targets is not as complete as it is with one and it is possible for some to break free from his control.<ref>Chapter 567, page 7</ref>
   
Like Madara, Obito can use his Sharingan to place [[tailed beasts]] under his control, the control more effective on a single target with some difficulty when controlling more than one at the same time, allowing the beasts to temporarily break free in such instances.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 501, page 8</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 7</ref> Obito can also perform [[Izanagi]], a technique the Uchiha deemed a [[kinjutsu]] since the user's Sharingan is stricken with blindness and sealed away forever. While there are normally limits on how long Izanagi can remain active, Obito used Hashirama's DNA to extend the length of his Izanagi, allowing him to keep it going for five minutes while only losing one of his replacement left eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 3, 10</ref>
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Obito has a number of Sharingan in his possession which he keeps in [[Obito's Laboratory|storage]] should he need them. He uses one of these Sharingan to replace the one he gave to Kakashi, although he keeps it covered with his mask most of the time. He later sacrifices this spare eye's vision in order to perform [[Izanagi]], which allows the user to manipulate events around them. Izanagi ordinarily lasts for only the briefest of moments, but with his access to Hashirama's DNA he can maintain it for ten minutes using a single eye.<ref name="ch510">Chapter 510, pages 10-12</ref>
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==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
[[File:TobiMS598.png|thumb|180px|Obito's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Obito's Mangekyo.png|thumb|left|Obito's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Obito awakened his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] after witnessing Rin's death at the hands of Kakashi.<ref name="3s-ms"/> The eye itself, naturally, has the same design as Kakashi's and is reminiscent of a pin-wheel. It is through his Mangekyō Sharingan that he is able to perform his space-time ninjutsu, [[Kamui]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 8</ref>
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Obito awakened his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] after witnessing Rin's death; the Sharingan he gave to Kakashi awakened its Mangekyō at the same time.<ref name="3s-ms" /> Their Mangekyō's design is three stretched triangles evenly spaced around the pupil that each curve at the top around the eye to form a circle, making it similar to a pinwheel. Obito does not appear to suffer any adverse effects from using his Mangekyō Sharingan, such as the deteriorating eyesight or exhaustion experienced by others.
   
This ability grants Obito the use of two distinct, yet similar, abilities that do not appear whenever [[Kakashi Hatake]] uses the technique: teleportation, and another best described as "intangibility". The eye serves as a gateway to another [[Other Dimension|dimensional space]], which he can instantly send parts of his body to and bring back from. This causes him to seem "intangible" in the original dimension; when struck, attacks pass right through him, though he sometimes pretends to be hurt or cry out in pain to toy with his opponents.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 357, pages 9-10</ref> Obito must become solid in order to interact with others, leaving him susceptible to counter-attack when he does so. He can only make himself continuously intangible for about five minutes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref> He can extend this intangibility to whatever he's touching at the time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 6</ref>
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[[File:space time migration.png|thumb|right|Obito using the short-ranged Kamui.]]
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Obito's Mangekyō Sharingan allows him to perform [[Kamui]], a [[space–time ninjutsu]] with greater versatility than [[Flying Thunder God Technique|Minato's]].<ref>Chapter 502, page 12</ref> Kamui serves as a gateway to another [[Kamui's Dimension|dimensional space]], which he can move all or parts of his body between at will. This grants Obito two distinct abilities: teleportation and what is best described as "intangibility". For teleportation, he absorbs himself through his right eye into the special dimension, and from there he can travel anywhere in the world instantly. His intangibility is a more specialised application of the teleportation, where he sends only parts of his body to the other dimension so that he can pass through objects or, more often, objects can pass through him.<ref>Chapter 357, pages 9-10</ref> He can only make himself continuously intangible for about five minutes.<ref name="c510">Chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref>
   
[[File:space time migration.png|thumb|left|Obito using his Space–Time Ninjutsu, Kamui.]]
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[[File:Obito vs mist.png|thumb|left|Obito effectively using his intangibility in combat.]]
The second part of his Kamui is to travel long distances within relatively short time-spans. While he is usually seen using this ability on himself, avoiding attacks rather than relying on his imperiousness, he can teleport anyone by making physical contact with them. Once teleported the targets are forced to stay there until he chooses to release them. The chakra signatures of those that have been teleported completely vanish as they enter another dimension.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 466, page 15</ref> When being transported in this way, the target appears to be sucked into his right eye. Obito must remain solid while this teleportation is used, and it takes longer to absorb himself than it does someone or something else.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, page 2</ref> Minato Namikaze commended Obito's space-time ninjutsu, dubbing it more versatile than both his own and [[Tobirama Senju]]'s.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 12</ref>
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Kamui becomes Obito's signature fighting style to the point that he rarely resorts to more traditional forms of [[ninjutsu]]. In combat he uses his intangibility defensively, allowing opponents and their attacks to pass through him without harming him, and then as offence he teleports them to his dimension while they are disoriented so that they can no longer bother him. The chakra signatures of those he sends to the other dimension cannot be sensed from outside of it.<ref>Chapter 466, page 15</ref> Despite how useful Kamui is, it isn't without its weaknesses. Because the two aspects of the technique are connected he can't use both at the same time; if he wants to teleport he can't be intangible, leaving him open to attack, and if he wants to be intangible he can't teleport, preventing him from escaping so long as he remains on the defensive.<ref name="c510" />
   
Overall Obito favours using his intangibility for defence, letting his opponents and their techniques phase through him and absorbing them while they are off-guard. This became such a key element in Obito's fighting style that he rarely resorts to more traditional forms of ninjutsu. The only reliable counter to this technique has been Kakashi's own Kamui, ironically used by the counterpart, left eye; objects warped away by Kamui are sent to the same dimension which can then harm the part of Obito that may exist in the other dimension at that time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 7-12</ref> Because of the ability to warp himself and the fact that the eyes share the same dimensional void, Obito is "immune" in a sense, to Kakashi's use of this technique on him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, page 4</ref>
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[[File:Kamui2.png|thumb|right|Obito using the long-ranged Kamui to save Kakashi.]]
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Because Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan can also use Kamui, his eye remains the only reliable counter to Obito's abilities. Although Kakashi cannot use Kamui against Obito directly,<ref>Chapter 487, page 4</ref> he can use his own access to the other dimension to negate the advantages Obito makes use of: by teleporting attacks or allies to the other dimension at the same moment that Obito's body resides there for defense, he can be attacked successfully.<ref>Chapter 597, pages 7-12</ref> He regains the Sharingan he gave to Kakashi during the Fourth Shinobi World War, allowing him to use the eye to perform rapid, precise long-distance teleportation instead of the physical contact required with his other eye's teleportation.
Obito has also shown the capability to combine his Kamui with his fire nature to create a vortex of flames known as [[Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance]].<ref name="vortex" /> He can also use his Kamui to unleash various weapons from the eye's pocket dimension at very high speeds, giving his opponents little time to react.
 
 
Obito could use the Kamui casually and extensively without fatigue due to his chakra reserves, and does not seem to show any signs of eyesight deterioration, whereas most other people using the Mangekyō Sharingan would use techniques sparingly due to the high amounts of chakra required and the continuous usage would accelerate one's blindness.
 
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==== Rinnegan ====
 
==== Rinnegan ====
[[File:Tobi's Rinnegan.png|thumb|Obito's Rinnegan.]]
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[[File:Obito Rinnegan.png|thumb|left|Obito's Rinnegan.]]
Following the loss of his replacement Sharingan, Obito implanted Madara's [[Rinnegan]], taken from Nagato's corpse, into his left eye socket in preparation for the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 514, page 18</ref> With the Rinnegan, Obito can [[Summoning Technique|summon]] the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<!-- Do NOT change to Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, it's a completely different technique-->
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Obito takes the [[Rinnegan]] having originally belonged to Madara from [[Nagato]]'s body after he dies and implants it in his left eye socket.<ref>Chapter 514, page 18</ref> Although he used only one eye and was not its original owner, Obito nevertheless gained a great deal of power from it. In theory, he can perform all of the [[Six Paths Technique]]s with the Rinnegan, but he is only ever seen using abilities of the [[Outer Path]]: he can [[Summoning Technique|summon]] the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], create [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] to restrain targets,<ref>Chapter 569, page 2, page 10</ref> and use [[Outer Path Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] to revive the dead in exchange for his life.
   
As a wielder of the Rinnegan, Obito also has access to the [[Six Paths Technique]]. He also makes use of the [[Six Paths of Pain]] technique, with his particular Paths being chosen from the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[jinchūriki]], embedding [[chakra receivers]] in their bodies which allows him to manipulate them. Each one also has the same eyes as he does (a right Sharingan and a left Rinnegan), allowing him to see what they see and coordinate their movements. By combining the Demonic Statue with the [[Outer Path]] ability, he was able to reseal the [[tailed beasts]] into their respective jinchūriki and use their powers freely as well as create [[Chakra Chains (Outer Path)|chakra chains]] that he used to suppress their power. Obito is able to use the chains to drag the beasts he controls into his own body or reseal them instantly inside the Statue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 569, page 2</ref>
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[[File:Tobi's Pein Rikudō.png|thumb|right|Obito with his Six Paths of Pain reincarnated jinchūriki.]]
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Like Nagato before him, Obito uses the Rinnegan to create his [[Six Paths of Pain]], composed of the six [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[jinchūriki]] with their respective tailed beasts sealed back into their bodies. He controls them each with a single chakra receiver embedded into their bodies. Each jinchūriki had the same eye-pattern as him – a right Sharingan (which granted them its predictive abilities) and a left Rinnegan – allowing him to share their vision and coordinate their movements. The effort required to not only maintain this coordination but to keep the tailed beasts under his control prevents Obito from manifesting any of the Six Paths Techniques in his Six Paths of Pain.<ref>Chapter 567, page 13</ref>
   
=== Equipment ===
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Ultimately, Madara took back his left eye back from Obito, leaving him unable to use its various powers.
As an adult, Obito has been shown with various weapons over the years. During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] he began carrying the [[Gunbai|war fan]] that Madara Uchiha was famous for during his life. Attached to the gunbai is a chain that is connected to Obito, which allows him to use his fan in a similar manner to that of a flail, as an alternate means of attacking and defending, as well as a method to get within proximity to absorb his enemies. The gunbai is also extremely durable, enough to block a [[Rasengan]] without any visible damage to it.<ref name="c594"/> The mask that he wears during the Fourth Shinobi World War has been specifically designed for combat, making it very durable.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 564, pages 1, 11</ref> However, the mask was not durable enough to withstand a [[Tailed Beast Mode]]-enhanced [[Rasengan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 15</ref>
 
 
[[File:Tobi Chains.png|thumb|left|Obito using chains in his battle with Minato.]]
 
In his fight with [[Minato]], he used a long chain attached to braces on his wrist, resembling shackles. He used this in conjunction with his ability to become intangible, first allowing the adversary to harmlessly pass through his body before solidifying once again as they emerged from the other side, restraining them with the trailing chain.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, pages 13-14</ref> Just before the Uchiha clan massacre, when meeting with Itachi, Obito was seen carrying a sword at his waist.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 400, page 9</ref>
 
 
Upon first activating his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and using the [[Wood Release: Cutting Technique]], there were multiple chakra receivers among the branches of the technique that extended off his right side. Though after releasing the two techniques, the receivers seemed to vanish along with them.<ref name="woody"/> Upon implanting [[Nagato]]'s Rinnengan, Obito displayed a wider use of the chakra receivers. By implanting a single chakra receiver within the left breast of the former [[jinchūriki]], Obito was able to [[Six Paths of Pain|control]] and manipulate them entirely as well as [[Tailed Beast Control|force them]] to adopt their jinchūriki transformations at will. He also has giant [[chakra receiver|stakes]], used to stab enemies and produce [[Chakra Chains (Outer Path)|chakra chains]] that can restrain a tailed beast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 9-11</ref>
 
 
==== Shurikenjutsu ====
 
[[File:Tobi using shuriken.PNG|thumb|Obito ejects multiple shuriken from a separate dimension.]]
 
Obito possesses a set of [[giant shuriken]] stored in the [[other dimension]], which he can instantly bring out, by using his Kamui's spiraling distortion to launch them at high rotational speed and en mass, surprising and attacking his opponents before they can react properly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 4-5</ref> He also uses them as close-range melee weapons against Kakashi, for both stabbing and slashing.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, pages 8-9</ref>
 
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=== Intelligence ===
 
=== Intelligence ===
As an adult, Obito is an observant and sharp thinker, capable of reading through deception. He can formulate complicated plans well in advance and accurately predict how others will act in a given set of circumstances. Even on the rare occasions where Obito is caught off-guard he is capable of creating counter-strategies while maintaining a calm and composed demeanour. He is flexible when the situation calls for it, using alternate means to achieve his objective when his original plan fails.
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From Madara, Obito learned much about the world, individual people in it, and different abilities from throughout history. As such, it is difficult to surprise him in combat because he already knows tactics ninja from certain villages are likely to use, what weaknesses to take advantage of in different opponents, and how to counter most jutsu.<ref>Chapter 394, page 17</ref> On those infrequent occasions when he encounters something new, he calmly keeps his distance and observes carefully until he devises the best approach to neutralising it. His insight enables him to plan years in advance, accurately predicting the course of nations and knowing just how to manipulate them to his advantage.<ref>Chapter 458, page 11</ref> If any plan of his should fail for whatever reason, he can formulate a backup plan quickly and without being inconvenienced, proving tremendous strategic and tactical ingenuity.
   
Due to Madara's tutelage, Obito gained a vast knowledge of the ninja world, which allows him to almost immediately identify most forms of ninjutsu and counter them if necessary. He has also studied various individuals or groups for quite some time, aware of [[Guy]]'s poor memory for faces, familiar with [[Nano-Sized, Venomous Insects|lesser-known abilities]] of the [[Aburame clan]], and even knowing well-kept secrets like when and where [[Kushina Uzumaki]] would give birth. His knowledge extends far enough back through history that he regards stories of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] as fact, whereas many others regard the Sage's very existence as myth.
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=== Body Modifications ===
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[[File:Obito Hashirama's cells.png|thumb|left|Obito's body modifications.]]
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The right side of his body was badly damaged during the mission in Kusagakure, even resulting in the loss of his right arm. To heal his body and replace the limb, Madara outfitted Obito with the same substance that the [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu]] are made of.<ref name="rehabilitation">Chapter 602, page 13</ref> With it his chakra reserves are boosted, he can perform [[Wood Release]], and he gains certain advantages of [[Hashirama Senju]]'s DNA. He also enjoys several physical augmentations, such as great durability to attacks, rapid [[Healing Power|healing]],<ref>Chapter 601, page 11</ref> and the ability to survive without food or water. His artificial limb is very strong, able to punch through boulders.<ref name="ch603" /> If this or another limb is damaged beyond repair, they are easily removed and replaced with the same material.<ref name="c475p1011">Chapter 475, pages 10-11</ref>
   
Obito, in his adulthood, is also shown as a master manipulator, being able to exploit an individual's beliefs and convictions into serving his purposes through direct or indirect manners such as Nagato, Kisame and Sasuke. Likewise he was able to fully assume the identity of Madara Uchiha to manipulate the entire shinobi world into a war due to their fear of the elder Uchiha's abilities. When questioned about why he was going about things in such a roundabout manner by Ōnoki — someone who had witnessed his power first hand — he noted that the fight between "himself" and Hashirama, had left him a shell of his former self.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 7-8</ref>
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=== Jinchūriki Transformations ===
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[[File:Obito Second Transformation.png|thumb|right|Obito's controlled jinchūriki transformation.]]
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Obito seals the [[Ten-Tails]] into his body during the Fourth Shinobi World War, becoming its [[jinchūriki]]. Upon becoming a jinchūriki all of the previous damage to his body is healed and he becomes stronger, faster,<ref name="C640" /> and nearly impervious to damage.<ref name="C639">Chapter 639</ref> He initially lacks control of his mind after the sealing, causing him to literally swell with the Ten-Tails' chakra and react relentlessly to all threats until he can pull himself together.<ref name="C638" /> Once he does, Obito becomes stronger than the original Ten-Tails because he is able to focus its immeasurable power,<ref>Chapter 638, page 14</ref> leaving so-called [[God of Shinobi]] unable to compete with him.<ref>Chapter 638, page 15-16</ref> As the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito can levitate and create [[Tailed Beast Chakra Arms|chakra arms]].<ref>Chapter 639, page 6</ref><ref>Chapter 638, pages 12-17</ref> He can produce [[Wood Release: Flowering Tree|tree]]s through which he can fire [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s and, later, create and control the Ten-Tails' tree form in preparation for performing the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].<ref name="c643">Chapter 643</ref><ref name="c645">Chapter 645</ref> He is unable to use Kamui's intangibility while a jinchūriki, however.<ref>Chapter 643, page 5</ref>
   
=== Other Skills ===
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=== Truth-Seeking Ball ===
[[File:Uchiha Kaen Jin.PNG|thumb|left|Obito using Uchiha Flame Battle Encampment.]]
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[[File:Obito's_Healing_Technique.png|thumb|left|Obito emerges from the Amaterasu unscathed.]]
Aside from his main abilities, Obito is also versed in a few other unorthodox skills. He has displayed high-level surgical skills, able to remove, preserve, and transplant eyes into himself and others. Obito can also easily find others no matter where they are through unknown means.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 4</ref> He is also capable of performing a sealing technique, which allows him to [[Tailed Beast Extraction Technique|separate a tailed beast from its jinchūriki]]. Obito is also versed in barrier techniques, using one of his clan's barriers that can [[Uchiha Flame Battle Encampment|burn enemies on contact]].
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As the Ten Tails' jinchūriki, Obito is able to use [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s, ten black orbs comprised of all five basic [[nature transformation]]s,<ref name="C639" /> [[Yin–Yang Release]], and the [[Six Paths Chakra]]. The balls are his primary weapons and generally float behind him in a halo-like formation. The black chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as high speed projectiles, protective barriers, explosives, and various weapons, including a [[shakujō]] reminiscent of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]'.<ref name="C640" /> He can even recreate the Sage's [[Sword of Nunoboko]], with which Obito claims he can lay waste to the world.<ref>Chapter 651, pages 5-7</ref> With his complete control over the Ten-Tails' power, Obito can apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all [[ninjutsu]] the balls come in contact with.<ref name="c642">Chapter 642</ref> Even after the Ten-Tails is removed from his body, Obito retains a limited ability to use the malleable chakra.<ref>Chapter 665, page 17</ref>
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== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
=== Kazekage Rescue Arc ===
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=== Kazekage Rescue Mission ===
After the death of [[Sasori]], Tobi and [[Zetsu]] collect Sasori's ring from his body, which Tobi believes will allow him to join the Akatsuki. Finding [[Deidara]] after he and Zetsu find the ninja's disembodied ring arm, Tobi's refusal to return the severed limb resulted in him being strangled by Deidara's legs.
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As Tobi, he assisted [[Zetsu]] with locating [[Sasori]]'s body. Once he found it and took Sasori's ring, he expressed his belief that he would now be able to join Akatsuki. They next tracked down [[Deidara]]'s disembodied arm with its ring still attached. Tobi initially believed Deidara had also died, only for Deidara to appear before them shortly afterwards. Tobi was somewhat relieved to see him, but was concerned for both his well-being and capability, provoking Deidara to strangle him with his legs.
   
=== Hidan and Kakuzu Arc ===
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=== Three-Tails' Appearance ===
Tobi was seen with the other Akatsuki members to seal the Two-Tails from Yugito Nii, previously captured by Hidan and Kakuzu, to the Demonic Statue.
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[[File:3 tails.PNG|thumb|left|Tobi and Deidara confront the Three-Tails.]]
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Tobi was indeed accepted into Akatsuki as Sasori's replacement, partnered with Deidara. He was assigned to capture the [[Three-Tails]]. In the anime, Deidara treated Tobi to some dango before the mission, a ploy to get him to remove his mask. He turned away while he ate, preventing Deidara from seeing anything. They split up after eating and Tobi eventually found Konoha shinobi using the [[Four-Corner Sealing Barrier]], which he deduced was meant to seal the Three-Tails. He informed Deidara of his discovery and they approached and killed the two [[Anbu]] put in charge of the sealing.
   
=== Three-Tails Arc ===
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When they located the Three-Tails, Tobi tried to convince Deidara to fight it in his place. When the Three-Tails chased Tobi, Deidara used his [[Exploding Clay]] on it while it's distracted. The rest of the battle went unseen. After they defeated the Three-Tails, Tobi claimed responsibility for the beast's capture, saying his technique was flawless and that it made sense to assign him to the mission. Deidara retorted that it was actually his clay that defeated the Three-Tails. Tobi, unconvinced, fell asleep during Deidara's argument. Deidara "woke him up" by detonating a clay bomb next to him.
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[[File:Tobi and Deidara.jpg|thumb|left|Tobi and Deidara's début as a team.]]
 
Soon after being accepted into the Akatsuki as Sasori's replacement, Tobi is made Deidara's new partner while being assigned to capture the [[Three-Tails]]. In the anime, they stopped to get a bite to eat at a dango shop during their search. Deidara anxiously waits for Tobi to remove his mask so that he could see what he looked like underneath, but Tobi turned away, hiding his face. When they finish eating they split up. Tobi eventually finds Konoha ninja using the [[Four-Corner Sealing Barrier]] and deduces that that the technique was to seal the Three-Tails. He informs Deidara of his discovery and they approach and kill the two [[ANBU]] put in charge of the sealing.
 
   
When they locate the Three-Tails, Tobi tries to convince Deidara to fight it in his place. While the Three-Tails chases Tobi, Deidara used one of his bombs on it while it was distracted. The rest of the battle goes unseen. After they defeated the Three-Tails, Tobi claims responsibility for the beast's capture, saying his technique was flawless and that it made sense to assign him to the mission. Deidara retorted that Tobi wouldn't have got far without his clay. Tobi fell asleep after making another cheeky comment, much to the anger of Deidara, who "woke him up" by detonating a clay bomb next to him.
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When they got the Three-Tails to an Akatsuki base, the Akatsuki members convened and sealed it. When they were done, they also sealed the [[Two-Tails]] (the Two-Tails is sealed before the Three-Tails' capture in the anime).
   
When they get the Three-Tails to an Akatsuki base, the Akatsuki members convene and seal it. When they are done they also seal the [[Two-Tails]] (the Two-Tails is sealed before the Three-Tails' capture in the anime).
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=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
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When Akatsuki assembled to extract the [[Four-Tails]], they were informed that their former member, [[Orochimaru]], had been killed by [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Deidara was angry that Sasuke killed Orochimaru before he had his own chance to and so, after the Four-Tails was sealed, resolved to kill Sasuke instead. Tobi accompanied him. When they located Sasuke, Tobi approached him first and was immediately attacked. He briefly pretended to be killed and then complimented Sasuke's speed. Having served the role of a distraction well, Tobi sat back as Deidara attacked Sasuke, occasionally offering assistance by planting Deidara's explosives around the area. Deidara became increasingly desperate during their battle, forcing Tobi to retreat to a safe distance to escape the effects of his [[C4]]. Ultimately, Deidara resorted to using [[C0]], killing himself and catching Tobi in the blast. Zetsu reported Tobi's and Deidara's deaths to Akatsuki.
When the Akatsuki later receives news that [[Sasuke Uchiha]] had defeated [[Orochimaru]], Tobi follows a furious Deidara in his intent to kill Sasuke. When they track him down, Tobi greets Sasuke as a distraction while Deidara attacks with his bombs. Sasuke survives the blast and proceeds to run his sword straight through Tobi. After collapsing, Tobi stands up, unfazed yet complimenting Sasuke for the speed of his attack. Tobi provides support to Deidara for the battle's duration, but Sasuke keeps the advantage. Deidara ultimately resorts to using [[C0]] in an effort to kill Sasuke at the loss of his own life. Zetsu reported Tobi's demise to the other Akatsuki members, prompting [[Pain]] to remark that he was easily replaceable.
 
   
 
[[File:Tobi is Madara.png|thumb|Tobi vows to remind the world of "Madara Uchiha's" power.]]
 
[[File:Tobi is Madara.png|thumb|Tobi vows to remind the world of "Madara Uchiha's" power.]]
However, Tobi survived as he meets with Pain and [[Konan]] in [[Amegakure]] shortly afterwards and instructs Pain to capture Naruto, the current jinchūriki of the [[Nine-Tails]]. Seeing an use in Sasuke as Itachi would die soon, Tobi uses his childish facade to hinder the the [[8-Man Squad|Konoha ninja]] sent to find either brother. When Zetsu then arrived to inform him that Sasuke had killed Itachi, having expected that outcome, Tobi gets to Sasuke before the Konoha ninja, taking him away.
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Shortly afterwards, Tobi met with [[Pain]] and [[Konan]] in [[Amegakure]]. He expressed his satisfaction with Sasuke's development, adding that, because [[Itachi]]'s death was imminent, they would be able to approach him soon. He also remarked on [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and how impressed he was by his performance against [[Kakuzu]]. He instructed Pain to capture Naruto for the [[Nine-Tails]] sealed within him, but warned him not to underestimate Naruto. He departed, remarking that his, [[Madara Uchiha]]'s plans, would soon be complete. Tobi continued to keep tabs on Sasuke as he moved into confrontation with Itachi.
   
[[File:Madara slightly taking off his mask.JPG|thumb|left|Tobi slightly taking off his mask.]]
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=== Fated Battle Between Brothers ===
Tobi tended to Sasuke's wounds and, when he woke up, offered to tell him about Itachi. Tobi tried to befriend Sasuke by removing his mask and revealing his Sharingan, something that triggered Itachi's Amaterasu in Sasuke's left eye against Tobi. Tobi retreats into the darkness while he puts out the flames, returning with his mask back on to muse about how Itachi never ceased to amaze him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 397, page 9</ref> After Sasuke asked what he was talking about, Tobi revealed that Itachi had most likely set it up so that the sight of his Sharingan would trigger the Amaterasu he had sealed within Sasuke. After Sasuke complained that he was making no sense, Tobi revealed that it was to protect him, and, when Sasuke still didn't believe him, Tobi introduced himself as Madara Uchiha. He proceeds to reveal to Sasuke the Uchiha clan's history, Itachi's secret life, and the true reason for the [[Uchiha Clan Massacre]]; however, he lied about his involvement with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's attack, saying instead that it was a random natural attack. Sasuke, regretting that he had killed Itachi now that he knew the truth, resolved to destroy Konoha for forcing Itachi into the life he had lived.
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When a group of [[8-Man Squad|Konoha ninja]] were about to interfere with Sasuke and Itachi's fight, Tobi intercepted them, keeping them busy until Zetsu reported Sasuke's victory.
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[[File:Tobi taking his mask off.png|thumb|left|Tobi slightly taking off his mask.]]
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Because the Konoha ninja heard Zetsu's report, Tobi quickly teleported to Sasuke's location and escaped with his unconscious body. He treated Sasuke's injuries and waited for him to wake up. When he does, Tobi introduced himself as Madara Uchiha and exposed his right Sharingan to prove his identity. This triggered an [[Amaterasu]] in Sasuke's left eye against Tobi. Tobi retreated into the darkness while he put out the flames, returning with his mask back on to muse about how far Itachi would go to protect Sasuke. Sasuke was confused, so Tobi divulged the Uchiha's history – though he denied his involvement in the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]] – and the truth surrounding Itachi's role in the [[Uchiha Clan Downfall]]. Sasuke was overwhelmed with grief for having killed Itachi and resolved to avenge him by destroying Konoha.
   
=== Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc ===
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=== Six-Tails Unleashed ===
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After [[Utakata]] was captured, Tobi and the other members of Akatsuki extracted the [[Six-Tails]] from him.
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In the anime, Tobi and the other members of Akatsuki gather to seal the [[Six-Tails]].
   
=== Invasion of Pain Arc ===
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=== Pain's Assault ===
[[File:Taka having a meeting with Akatsuki.png|thumb|Tobi meeting with Taka.]]
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Tobi convinced Sasuke and the other members of [[Taka]] to start working with Akatsuki, the two groups having Konoha's destruction as a mutual goal. Before they could do that, however, he stated that Akatsuki needed the two remaining tailed beasts. Since Pain was still working on capturing Naruto, Tobi sent Taka to capture the [[Eight-Tails]]. After Taka left, Tobi spoke with Zetsu, discussing Akatsuki's actions up to that point. He went on to say that, although they had lost five talented ninja in Akatsuki, all of their efforts had brought him closer to "making Sasuke his".
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[[File:Obito reveals identity.png|thumb|Tobi shows his face to Kisame.]]
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Because they had a shared interest in destroying Konoha, Tobi convinced Sasuke and his team, [[Taka]], to start working with Akatsuki. Before Akastuki could offer its assistance, Tobi assigned Taka the task of capturing the [[Eight-Tails]], one of the two remaining tailed beasts. After Taka left, Tobi met with [[Kisame]], consoling him over Itachi's death and revealing his face, allowing Kisame to recognise him as the former [[Mizukage]]. Tobi also met with Zetsu and they discussed how much easier their plans would be now that Itachi was dead. Zetsu questioned Akatsuki's recent actions, specifically the loss of five members, but Tobi insisted it had all been worth it to gain Sasuke's loyalty.
   
After Taka captured the Eight-Tails' jinchūriki, [[Killer B]], Sasuke gave him to Tobi for Akatsuki to seal. During the extraction process, it was revealed to be a fake: a severed tentacle made to look like Killer B. Tobi remains silent while [[Kisame]] - recently made aware of Tobi's identity as the previous Mizukage - commented that Sasuke had been fooled in his attempt to capture the jinchūriki. The tentacle does not go to waste as Tobi seals the tentacle, a fragment of the Eight-Tails' chakra, into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.
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Taka later delivered the Eight-Tails' jinchūriki, [[Killer B]], to Tobi. The remaining members of Akatsuki began the sealing process, but quickly found that it was only one of the Eight-Tails' tentacles disguised as B. Tobi was irritated that Sasuke failed in his mission, but still sealed the tentacle into the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] so that it would have at least a fragment of the beast's chakra.
   
=== Five Kage Summit Arc ===
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=== Five Kage Summit ===
Irritated upon learning of Nagato's failure to capture Naruto and wasting the [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] on the Konoha villagers he killed, Tobi sent Kisame to capture Killer B while he catches up to Taka while they were half-way to Konoha. Telling them that Konoha is already in ruins, Tobi convinces Sasuke to follow Zetsu to the [[Kage Summit]] in the [[Land of Iron]] to kill [[Danzō]], the acting [[Hokage]] and a conspirator in the Uchiha's assassination. However, intending to have Sasuke take the Kage hostage for him to facilitate his plans, Tobi instructs Zetsu to expose Taka's presence to the Kage.
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Zetsu reports to Tobi the outcome of Pain's mission to capture Naruto: although Konoha has been destroyed, Naruto was not captured. What's more, Pain (Nagato) gave his life to perform the [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] and revive the villagers he killed. Upset by yet more setbacks, Tobi assigns Kisame to capture B and tracks down Sasuke and Taka on their way to attack Konoha. He informs them that they are too late since the village is already gone and adds that they still owe Akatsuki for their failure to catch the Eight-Tails. While they are speaking, Zetsu reports that [[Danzō]] is to be the next [[Hokage]] and that he will be attending the [[Kage Summit]] in the [[Land of Iron]].
   
 
[[File:Madara wants to talk.png|thumb|left|Tobi arrives to talk to Naruto.]]
 
[[File:Madara wants to talk.png|thumb|left|Tobi arrives to talk to Naruto.]]
Finding Naruto also in the Land of Iron, Tobi decides to personally confront the youth to figure out how he caused Nagato to have a change of heart, but was caught by [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Yamato]]. Rather than fight, Tobi told them about the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], the truth of the Uchiha clan, and Sasuke's descent into darkness because of him. They doubt the validity of what he told them, but he persevered while proclaiming that Naruto and Sasuke are destined to fight someday before disappearing.
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Tobi sees a compromise: Danzō was a conspirator in the Uchiha's assassination, and if Sasuke were to kill him during the Kage Summit that would serve Tobi's purposes. Sasuke agrees to the arrangement and is escorted to the Land of Iron by Zetsu. Once he and Taka get there, however, Tobi instructs Zetsu to reveal their presence to the assembled Kage. While Taka is placed against the Kage's combined might, Tobi meets with Naruto - who is also in the Land of Iron - in an effort to understand Nagato's change of heart. [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Yamato]] confront him, but Tobi doesn't want to fight, instead telling them about the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], the truth of the Uchiha clan, and Sasuke's descent into darkness. They doubt the validity of what he tells them, but he is unconcerned and leaves shortly afterwards.
   
As Sasuke was about to be killed by the Kage, Tobi rescued him. He sends Sasuke away, sending [[Karin]] with him to heal his injuries. Though disappointed that Sasuke was not more of a match for the Kage, Tobi was nevertheless happy by the development of Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan in awakening Susanoo. He then explained his [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] to the Kage and those in attendance, concluding by asking for their support by giving him Killer B and Naruto. The Kage refused, so he declared [[Fourth Shinobi World War|war]] on them all before disappearing.
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As Sasuke is about to be killed by the Kage, Tobi rescues him. He sends Sasuke away, sending [[Karin]] with him so she can heal his injuries. Though disappointed that Sasuke was not more of a match for the Kage, Tobi is nevertheless happy by the development of Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan. Telling the Kage and those in attendance that he is Madara Uchiha, he explains the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] to them and concludes by asking for their support by giving him Killer B and Naruto. The Kage refuse, so Tobi declares [[Fourth Shinobi World War|war]] on them all before disappearing.
   
 
[[File:Root attacks madara.png|thumb|Tobi fighting Fū and Torune.]]
 
[[File:Root attacks madara.png|thumb|Tobi fighting Fū and Torune.]]
Tobi intercepted Danzō while he was fleeing the Summit, fighting his bodyguards [[Fū (ANBU)|Fū]] and [[Torune]]. Although forced to remove his arm because of Torune's [[nano-sized, venomous insects]], Tobi was easily able to dispose of the two before teleporting Sasuke and Karin to their location so he can honour his promise to the former. Tobi observed the battle and was glad when Sasuke is finally able to fully develop [[Susanoo]]. When Sasuke emerges victorious, Tobi approaches the dying Danzō to take [[Shisui]]'s eye, which was implanted in Danzō's right eye-socket. Danzō activated the [[Reverse Four Symbols Sealing Technique]] in an attempt to take Tobi and Sasuke with him, but they are able to get out of range in time. Tobi collects Danzō's body and suggests that Sasuke take some time to rest.
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Tobi intercepts Danzō while he is fleeing the Summit. He is attacked by Danzō's bodyguards, [[Fū Yamanaka]] and [[Torune Aburame]], but, other than the loss of an arm to Torune's [[rinkaichū]], Tobi easily disposes of both. With Danzō alone, Tobi teleports Sasuke and Karin to their location to fulfil his promise of letting Sasuke kill him. Tobi observes the battle and is glad when Sasuke is finally able to fully develop [[Susanoo]]. When Sasuke emerges victorious, Tobi approaches the dying Danzō to take [[Shisui]]'s eye, which was implanted in Danzō's right eye-socket. Danzō activates the [[Reverse Four Symbols Sealing Technique]] in an attempt to take Tobi and Sasuke with him, but they are able to get out of range in time. Tobi collects Danzō's body and suggests that Sasuke take some time to rest.
   
 
[[File:Tobi fixing hand.png|thumb|left|Tobi fixing his arm.]]
 
[[File:Tobi fixing hand.png|thumb|left|Tobi fixing his arm.]]
At [[Obito's Laboratory|his lab]], Tobi discovers that Danzō destroyed Shisui's Sharingan before he died. Cursing him, Tobi gets a new arm and makes plans to retrieve Nagato's [[Rinnegan]] to prepare for war. Before he can leave, Zetsu informs him of Sasuke's fight with his [[Team 7]] team-mates. Arriving after Sasuke clashed with Naruto, Tobi advises that Sasuke come with him to as they can deal with Naruto another time. Once back at the [[Mountains' Graveyard]], at the youth's insistence, Tobi implants Itachi's eyes into Sasuke before leaving him to recuperate.
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At [[Obito's Laboratory|his lab]], Tobi discovers that Danzō destroyed Shisui's Sharingan before he died. Cursing him, Tobi gets a new arm and makes plans to retrieve Nagato's [[Rinnegan]] to prepare for war. Before he can leave, Zetsu informs him of Sasuke's fight with Naruto. Tobi interrupts them and advises Sasuke to save the fight for another time in light of Sasuke's deteriorating vision. Once back at the [[Mountains' Graveyard]], Tobi restores Sasuke's vision at his request by implanting him with Itachi's eyes, then leaves him to recuperate.
   
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown===
[[File:Kabuto and Madara Confrontation.png|thumb|Kabuto "greets" Tobi.]]
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Tobi is soon afterwards confronted by [[Kabuto]], who arrived after mastering his new powers. Remembering that Kabuto was once an Akatsuki spy, Tobi tries to kill him for betraying the organisation. Kabuto responds by using the [[Summoning: Impure World Resurrection]] to revive five deceased members of Akatsuki ([[Sasori]], [[Deidara]], [[Itachi]], [[Nagato]], and [[Kakuzu]]), a demonstration of the sort of "pawns" he can offer Tobi in the approaching [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. In exchange, Kabuto wants Sasuke.
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[[File:The Sixth Coffin.png|thumb|Tobi being blackmailed into an alliance with Kabuto.]]
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As he is leaving the Mountains' Graveyard, Tobi is confronted by [[Kabuto Yakushi]] who requests to ally with Tobi in the coming war. Tobi declines and attacks him, prompting Kabuto to use the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]] to revive five deceased members of Akatsuki ([[Sasori]], [[Deidara]], [[Itachi]], [[Nagato]], and [[Kakuzu]]). Kabuto offers them as pawns to be used on the battlefield, and all he asks in return is to be given Sasuke. Tobi contemplates refusal, to which Kabuto responds by reviving [[Madara Uchiha]]. Horrified that Kabuto knows that Madara is actually dead, Tobi is forced to accept an alliance, but sets the condition that Sasuke will not be turned over until after the war. Kabuto agrees and sends the summons away. Tobi escorts Kabuto into his hideout so he can assess his battle strength and reformulate his plans for war.
   
[[File:The Sixth Coffin.png|thumb|left|Tobi being blackmailed into an alliance with Kabuto.]]
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[[File:Konan confronts Tobi.png|thumb|left|Tobi confronting Konan.]]
When Tobi asked what would happen if he refused, Kabuto responds by summoning a sixth coffin containing [[Madara Uchiha]]. Horrified that Kabuto knows that Madara is actually dead, Tobi is forced to accept an alliance, but sets the condition that Sasuke will not be turned over until after the war. Kabuto agrees and sends the summons away. Still uneasy about the revived Madara, Tobi escorts Kabuto into his hideout so he can assess his battle strength and reformulate his plans for war.
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Tobi later infiltrates [[Amegakure]] to acquire Nagato's corpse. He is immediately confronted by [[Konan]]. Tobi tries to buy back her cooperation by informing her of his involvement in [[Yahiko]]'s creation of Akatsuki, but she doesn't believe him. Konan turns into paper and engulfs Tobi, hoping to use the [[exploding tag]]s mingled with her paper in order to sacrifice herself and kill him. Tobi realises what she's up to in time and warps the explosion away saving both of their lives but loses his right arm. Konan tries another attack, detonating a constant series of [[Paper Person of God Technique|six hundred billion paper explosives]].
   
[[File:Konan confronts Tobi.png|thumb|Tobi confronts Konan.]]
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[[File:Tobi's left Sharingan.png|thumb|Tobi surviving Konan's attack after using Izanagi.]]
Tobi later infiltrates Amegakure to acquire Nagato's corpse before he immediately confronted by [[Konan]]. Tobi tries to buy back her cooperation by informing her of his involvement in [[Yahiko]]'s creation of Akatsuki and Nagato's receiving the Rinnegan, but she doesn't believe him. Konan turns into paper and engulfs Tobi, hoping to use the [[exploding tag]]s mingled with her paper in order to sacrifice herself to kill him. However, realising her intent, Tobi is able to warp the explosion away - saving both of their lives at the cost of his right arm with the upper part of his mask is broken. After Konan answers his question while she and Nagato placed their faith in Naruto, Tobi finds himself surrounded by [[Paper Person of God Technique|six hundred billion paper explosives]]. Konan than detonates them all over a period of ten minutes, longer than the five-minute period that Tobi can remain intangible for.
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The explosions go on for a period of ten minutes, longer than Tobi can remain intangible for. He therefore uses his left Sharingan to perform [[Izanagi]] to survive the attack. Unaware of this and thinking he's dead, Konan lowers her guard, allowing Tobi to sneak up behind her and stab her. He asks what it is about Naruto that could have caused her and Nagato to betray him in the way that they have, to which she responds that Naruto is the light that will build a bridge to peace. Tobi avows himself as the darkness that crushes Naruto's light and places her under a [[genjutsu]] to extract the location of Nagato's body before he kills her. When Tobi finds Nagato's body, he sees Nagato smiling at him, which he interprets as continued betrayal. He shuts Nagato's eyes before teleporting the body away.
   
[[File:Tobi's left Sharingan.png|thumb|left|Tobi's broken mask revealing both his Sharingan.]]
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After replacing his left Sharingan with one of Nagato's Rinnegan, Tobi receives a report from Kisame about the location of Naruto and Killer B. Kabuto offers to capture them for him as a sign of good faith. He ultimately fails, but does manage to bring back [[Yamato]], who he can use strengthen the [[White Zetsu Army]]. Tobi finds this a fair alternative.
However, to escape the death trap Konan laid out for him, Tobi sacrifices his left Sharingan to use [[Izanagi]] and survive the attack while losing the upper left side of his mask in the process. Taking advantage of Konan lowering her guard and thinking she succeeded, Tobi uses a pipe to impale her from behind. Konan attempts a final defensive strike, proclaiming that Naruto will lead them to peace, but Tobi grabs her by the neck as he retorts that he will embrace being the the "darkness" that crushes Naruto's "light". He places her under a [[genjutsu]] to force her to reveal Nagato's location and adds that she will die when the illusion ends. When Tobi finds Nagato's body, interpreting the corpse's smile as his continued betrayal, he closes the eyes before teleporting the body away to the other dimension.
 
   
Once back at his hideout, Tobi replaces his blinded Sharingan with one of Nagato's Rinnegan while getting a new arm, a new outfit, and a new mask. Kabuto complimented him on his efforts to gain new eyes, but Tobi rebuffed the statement, claiming that they were his to begin with. When they receive intel from Kisame about the current location of the jinchūriki, Tobi decides to go capture them. Kabuto offers to go instead if he is allowed to see the [[White Zetsu Army]], adding that he can makes the army stronger if he is allowed to study one of the Zetsu clones. Tobi complies. Much to Tobi's displeasure, Kabuto fails in capturing either Naruto or B, but does bring back [[Yamato]]. After Kabuto convinces him to use a [[genjutsu]] and the proper drug to extract intel from Yamato instead of using the [[Human Path]] ability, Tobi allows Kabuto to use their captive to strengthen the White Zetsu army.
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation ===
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[[File:Akatsuki forces anime.png|thumb|left|Tobi's forces mobilise.]]
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When preparations are complete the thousands of Zetsu and many of Kabuto's reincarnated ninja mobilise, initiating the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. In the confusion, Kabuto also captures [[Anko Mitarashi]] outside the Mountains' Graveyard. Tobi suspects that Kabuto led her to their hideout and believes Kabuto plans to have Akatsuki and the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] destroy each other. Although confident that this will not happen, Tobi orders Kabuto to kill Anko. Kabuto refuses on the grounds that he can use Anko to make the Impure World Reincarnation stronger, something that is in Tobi's best interests. Tobi remains uneasy about Kabuto and has [[White Zetsu]] plant [[Spore Technique|spore]]s on him so that his actions can be monitored.
   
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
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He later learns that Naruto and B have left their confinement and joined the battle. With things moving towards their conclusion, Tobi goes to the location of the [[First Division]] where he summons the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]. While the Statue decimates the Division, Tobi seeks out the [[Benihisago]] and the [[Kohaku no Jōhei]], which contain the reincarnated [[Gold and Silver Brothers]]. [[Darui]] and [[Shikamaru]] conclude that he plans to make use of the brothers' Nine-Tails chakra as part of his plans and try to stop him. He compliments them on guessing his intentions and has the Statue attack them while he escapes with the two items.
[[File:Akatsuki forces anime.png|thumb|Tobi's forces mobilise.]]
 
When preparations are complete the thousands of Zetsus and many of Kabuto's revived ninja mobilise for war. In the confusion, Kabuto also captures [[Anko Mitarashi]]. Tobi suspects that Kabuto led her to their hideout and believes Kabuto plans to have him and the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] destroy each other. Although confident that this will not happen, Tobi orders Kabuto to kill Anko. Kabuto refuses on the grounds that he can use Anko to make the Summoning: Impure World Resurrection stronger, something that is in Tobi's best interests.
 
   
[[File:Fu and Torune Released.png|thumb|left|Tobi releases Fū and Torune for a demonstration.]]
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[[File:Tobi and his Six Paths.png|thumb|Tobi's Six Paths of Pain.]]
To alleviate his unease, Tobi demands that Kabuto demonstrate the technique and tell him how to defeat it. To that end he brings out [[ (ANBU)|Fū]] and [[Torune]], who have been kept under genjutsu since they were captured. He breaks Torune's neck and tells Kabuto to use Fū as a sacrifice to resurrect him. Kabuto does what is asked of him.
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As dawn breaks on the second day of the war, Tobi stands behind his own [[Six Paths of Pain]], comprised from the reincarnated [[jinchūriki]].
   
When Zetsu later informs Tobi that Naruto and B are headed to the battlefield, Tobi decides to finally join the fray. He goes to the location of the [[First Division]] where he summons the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]. While the Statue decimates the Division, Tobi seeks out the [[Benihisago]] and the [[Kohaku no Jōhei]], which contain the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]]. [[Darui]] and [[Shikamaru]] conclude he plans to make use of the brothers' Nine-Tails chakra and try to stop him. He compliments them on guessing his intentions and has the Statue attack them while he escapes with the two items.
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
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Tobi leads the Six Paths towards Killer B and Naruto. Naruto headbutts Tobi as soon as they meet, to which Tobi only responds by pointing out that Naruto couldn't even scratch his mask. Naruto notices his new Rinnegan and remarks that it is the same as the "other" Madara's. Realising that Kabuto has revealed his secret, Tobi quietly curses Kabuto before shedding his Madara-identity, embracing the role of "nobody".
   
[[File:Tobi Six Paths.png|thumb|Tobi's Six Paths of Pain.]]
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[[File:Obito tells the jinchūriki to attack.png|thumb|left|Tobi orders the jinchūriki to attack.]]
As dawn breaks on the following day, Tobi stands behind his own [[Six Paths of Pain]], comprised from the deceased [[jinchūriki]]. Tobi leads the Six Paths towards Killer B and Naruto. Naruto headbutts Tobi as soon as they meet, to which Tobi only responds by pointing out that Naruto couldn't even scratch his mask. Naruto notices his new Rinnegan and remarks that it is the same as the "other" [[Madara]]'s. Realising that Kabuto has revealed his secret, Tobi quietly curses Kabuto before shedding his Madara-identity, embracing the role of "nobody".
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Tobi has his Six Paths engage Naruto and a [[Tailed Beast Mode|transformed]] Killer B. B levels the area in an attempt to force Tobi away while he [[Sealing Technique: Octopus Hold|seals]] the six jinchūriki, which Tobi counters by having the jinchūriki enter [[Version 2]] forms. As the jinchūriki overwhelm Naruto and B, Tobi takes advantage of Naruto's distraction and nearly captures him, only to be parried by [[Might Guy]] and [[Kakashi Hatake]]. In the confusion of their appearance, the [[Five-Tails]] breaks free of Tobi's control but he promptly subdues it. He then forces the [[Four-Tails]] and [[Six-Tails]] to fully transform in an attempt to stack the odds in his favour. The Four-Tails is able to swallow Naruto, leading Tobi to believe that Naruto is out of commission. Instead, the Four-Tails manages to communicate to Naruto how Tobi is controlling it. Naruto escapes from its mouth, locates the [[chakra receiver]] embedded in the Four-Tails' flesh, and removes it.
   
[[File:Tobi and Jinchuriki.png|thumb|left|Tobi emerges from underground and orders the jinchūriki to attack.]]
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[[File:Tobi moves on with his plan.png|thumb|Tobi moving on with his plan.]]
Tobi has his Six Paths engage Naruto and a [[Killer B's Jinchūriki Forms#Full Eight-Tails Form|transformed]] Killer Bee. B devastates the area in an attempt to force Tobi away while he [[Sealing Technique: Octopus Hold|seals]] the six jinchūriki, which Tobi counters by having the jinchūriki enter Version 2-like forms. As the jinchūriki overwhelm Naruto and B, Tobi takes advantage of Naruto's distraction and nearly captures him, only to be parried by [[Might Guy]] and [[Kakashi Hatake]]. In the confusion of their appearance, the [[Five-Tails]] breaks free of Tobi's control but he promptly subdues it. He then forces the [[Four-Tails]] and [[Six-Tails]] to fully transform in an attempt to take control of the battle. The Four-Tails is able to swallow Naruto, leading Tobi to believe that Naruto is finally out of commission. Instead, the Four-Tails manages to communicate to Naruto how Tobi is controlling it. Naruto escapes from its mouth, locates the [[chakra receiver]] embedded in the Four-Tails' flesh, and removes it.
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With the Four-Tails free, Tobi quickly summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to reseal the beast. He has the remaining jinchūriki transform into their respective tailed beasts to try and finally bring the situation under his control. Despite the overwhelming power of the five tailed beasts, Naruto, working in full cooperation with the Nine-Tails, is able to neutralise all of them and release them from Tobi's influence. Like the Four-Tails, Tobi seals them back into the Statue. Despite the setbacks, Tobi remains confident that he will emerge victorious.
   
With the Four-Tails free, Tobi quickly summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to reseal the beast. He has the remaining jinchūriki transform into their respective tailed beasts to try and finally bring the situation under his control. Despite the overwhelming power of the five tailed beasts, Naruto, working in full cooperation with the Nine-Tails, is able to neutralise all of them and free them from Tobi's influence. Like the Four-Tails, Tobi seals them back into the Statue. Despite the setbacks, Tobi remains confident that he will emerge victorious.
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Sometime later, the revived bodies of the jinchūriki, having been kept restrained by a transformed Killer B, are released from the effects of the Impure World Reincarnation, causing them to once again become lifeless corpses. As this could only mean that Kabuto has failed, Tobi realises that time is running out. With no other option he tosses the Benihisago and the Kohaku no Jōhei into the Demonic Statue's mouth which, in addition to the Eight-Tails' tentacle from the fake Killer B, completes the set of the nine tailed beasts, initiating the [[Ten-Tails]]' revival.
   
[[File:Tobi and Demonic Statue.jpg|thumb|Tobi moving on with his plan.]]
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[[File:Tobi being hit.png|thumb|left|Tobi struck by Naruto's teleported Rasengan.]]
Sometime later, the revived bodies of the jinchūriki, having been kept restrained by a transformed Killer B, are released from the effects of the Impure World Resurrection, causing them to once again become lifeless corpses. As this could only mean that Kabuto has failed, Tobi realises that time is running out. With no other option he tosses the Benihisago and the Kohaku no Jōhei into the Demonic Statue's mouth which, in addition to the Eight-Tails' tentacle from the fake Killer B, completes the set of the nine tailed beasts, initiating the [[Ten-Tails]]' revival.
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While the Demonic Statue undergoes its regeneration into the Ten-Tails, Tobi protects it from Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi. Despite their combined efforts they are unable to get passed Tobi or damage him. Tobi is even able to turn some of their own attacks against them, such as a [[lightning]]-infused kunai that Kakashi is forced to send away with [[Kamui]]. After this latter exchange, however, Kakashi notices that Tobi's mask takes damage. Unable to attribute the damage to any of their attacks, Kakashi tests a theory: Naruto attacks Tobi with a [[Rasengan]], and when it appears to pass through Tobi, Kakashi targets the Rasengan with [[Kamui]]. Tobi's arm is then damaged. Kakashi concludes that his Kamui and Tobi's ability share the same [[Kamui's dimension|dimension]]; that attacks sent to the dimension at the same moment that Tobi has transported his body parts there for safety will do damage to Tobi.
   
[[File:Tobi gets hit again.png|thumb|left|Tobi struck by Naruto's teleported Rasengan.]]
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[[File:Naruto hits Tobi.png|thumb|Naruto shattering Tobi's mask.]]
While the Demonic Statue undergoes its metamorphosis, Tobi protects it from Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi. Despite their combined efforts they are unable to get past Tobi or damage him. Tobi is even able to turn some of their own attacks against them, such as a [[lightning]]-infused kunai that Kakashi is forced to send away with [[Kamui]]. After this latter exchange, however, Kakashi notices that Tobi's mask takes damage. Unable to attribute the damage to any of their attacks, Kakashi tests a theory: after Tobi [[Uchiha Flame Battle Encampment|erects a barrier]] around the Statue, Naruto tries to hit him with a Rasengan. When the attack appears to pass through Tobi, Kakashi hits the Rasengan with Kamui, causing damage to Tobi's arm. Kakashi concludes that his Kamui and Tobi's [[Space–Time Ninjutsu]] share the same [[other dimension|dimension]]; that attacks sent to the dimension at the same moment that Tobi has transported his body parts there for safety will do damage to Tobi.
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Now that they have a strategy to use against Tobi, Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi begin to coordinate their efforts. One of Naruto's [[shadow clone]]s attacks Tobi, but the attack appears to fail and the clone disappears. The real Naruto attacks immediately afterwards with a [[Tailed Beast Ball]], which Tobi avoids by retreating to the other dimension. There he finds Naruto's shadow clone waiting for him, having been sent there by Kakashi's Kamui. Before he has a chance to react he is hit in the face with a Rasengan, shattering his mask. His face revealed, Kakashi and Guy recognize him as their former teammate Obito Uchiha.
   
[[File:Naruto hits Tobi.PNG|thumb|Tobi's mask being destroyed by Naruto.]]
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[[File:Obito vs. Kakashi.png|thumb|left|Obito attacking Kakashi.]]
Now that they have a strategy to use against Tobi, Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi begin to coordinate their efforts. One of Naruto's [[shadow clone]]s attacks Tobi, but the attack appears to fail and the clone disappears. The real Naruto attacks immediately afterwards with a [[Tailed Beast Ball]], which Tobi avoids by retreating to the other dimension. There he finds Naruto's shadow clone waiting for him, having been sent there by Kakashi's Kamui. Before he has a chance to react he is hit in the face with a Rasengan, shattering his mask. His face revealed, Kakashi and Guy recognise him as their old comrade, Obito Uchiha. Guy, surprised with Obito's presence, wonders how he is still alive, while Kakashi confirmed it to be his former team-mate upon seeing both his Mangekyō Sharingan and a visibly crushed right face. When asked how he survived, Obito dodged the question and instead reveals his motivation; Kakashi's inability to save [[Rin]], leading Obito to hate the reality they live in. As Kakashi hesitated to continue, Naruto instead rallied ahead to stop Obito, who promptly attacks with a fire technique. Right after Naruto intercepts the technique with Kurama's tails, [[Madara Uchiha]] arrives to Obito's side of the battlefield.
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Kakashi is devastated to learn that Obito is not only alive but is now one of the world's worst criminals. Before he can find out how Obito survived, the reincarnated Madara Uchiha arrives at Obito's side. Seeing the Demonic Statue, Madara chides Obito for reviving the Ten-Tails prematurely and reviving him in the state he is in. Obito informs him of Nagato's betrayal before returning to him his [[gunbai]] and directing him to Naruto and B. While Madara goes after them, Obito fights Kakashi. He ignores Kakashi's pleas for an explanation and nearly kills him, stopped only by Naruto. When Kakashi gets over his initial shock and starts to fight seriously, Obito sends him away with Kamui. This is part of Kakashi's plan, as through a combination of efforts Naruto and Killer B nearly destroy the Demonic Statue. But the attack comes a moment too late, and from the smoke emerges the [[Ten-Tails]]. Obito and Madara take position atop the Ten-Tails' head and attach themselves to it so they can control its actions.
   
[[File:Kakashi battling Obito.png|thumb|left|Obito battling Kakashi.]]
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Because they no longer need Naruto or B, they direct the Ten-Tails to kill them. The combined Allied Shinobi Forces arrive in time to stop the attack. The Allies collaborate against the Ten-Tails and succeed in restraining it, but the Ten-Tails matures to its next form and releases itself. Though this was countered easily enough, they have the Ten-Tails destroy the [[Allied Shinobi Forces' Headquarters]] to prevent future collaborations. Madara remarks that the battle is more difficult than it should be and blames Obito's deviations from the original plan, namely not bringing Madara back to life in the correct way. Obito replies that he never trusted Madara would keep his word and that he now follows his own version of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Obito uses the beast as a medium to fire off several [[Wood Release: Cutting Technique|wooden projectiles]] into the assembled Alliance. Many die, including [[Neji Hyūga]], which Obito uses to try and encourage the Alliance and, specifically, Naruto of the futility of their resistance. Naruto and the Allies refuse to be broken by their shared loss and instead unite for yet another attack, successfully separating the Ten-Tails from Madara and Obito's control. Madara and Obito join forces against the shinobi army, but now have the unrestrained Ten-Tails to contend with.
Striking up a conversation as they casually ignore their opponents, Obito is scolded for deviating form the original plan as he gives Madara his gunbai so he deflect several of the giant [[chakra receivers]] thrown at them. Left to deal with Kakashi and Might Guy as Madara goes after Naruto and Killer B, after remembering the events that changed his outlook, Obito tells Kakashi that he has nothing left to say to him and that only thing they have left is a final battle. At first, Kakashi was more focused on getting answers that gave a vexed Obito an advantage. But once Obito's deathblow was intercepted by Naruto, Kakashi resolved to fight his former friend to protect his student.
 
   
[[File:Naruto vs Obito.jpg|thumb|Obito clashing with Naruto.]]
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[[File:End of Kakashi vs Obito.png|thumb|right|Obito and Kakashi impale each other.]]
As Obito questioned Kakashi's resolve, he also noted that Kakashi had used the Sharingan to perfect his [[Lightning Cutter]] and had even awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan, but remarked that they would see whether or not Kakashi could return from the other dimension in his current condition. Creating a wooden branch from his right arm, Obito attempted to incapacitate Naruto while he warped Kakashi away. Naruto, however, headbutts Obito which sends him reeling. When Kakashi is later thrown by his opponents, Obito takes the opportunity to warp Kakashi away. Unbeknownst to him however, this was all part of Kurama's plan and his opponents' two-fold attack is launched: as Naruto attacked Obito from the real-world, Kakashi, who had been given chakra by Kurama attacked the parts of Obito's body which had been warped to the other dimension. When Kakashi returned from the other dimension, Obito watched on as the Ten-Tails is revived despite Naruto and Killer B's attempt to destroy it and heralds the end of this world.
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The Ten-Tails prepares to use [[Tenpenchii]], which Kakashi attempts to stop with Kamui. Obito intercepts him and together they relocate to the other dimension. With nobody to interrupt them, Kakashi again tries to speak with him, and Obito finally starts to answer some of his questions, explicitly stating Kakashi should feel no guilt for killing Rin so many years ago. Kakashi tries to explain, but Obito saves him the trouble, saying he already knows the circumstances surrounding Rin's death and that it was Rin's idea to die, which is what led him to despair at the world that forced Rin to kill herself. Kakashi persists that what Obito is doing is wrong, but Obito continues to rebuff him. In an ensuing fight, he allows Kakashi to stab him through the heart with a lightning-infused kunai (This is actually a simple way of removing the [[Forbidden Individual Curse Tag]] Madara placed on him years ago). Obito gives Kakashi a non-fatal stab in return which causes him to fall to the ground and allows to Obito return to the real world.
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[[File:Obito Sealing Technique.png|thumb|left|Obito sealing the Ten-Tails.]]
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Badly injured, Obito teleports to the top of the Ten-Tails. Madara senses his return and his weakened state and exerts his control over Obito to try and force him to perform the [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] and bring him back to life. Before the technique can be completed the Allies try to eliminate Obito, including a reincarnated [[Minato]], who is able to teleport to Obito's location using the same [[Flying Thunder God]] seal he branded Obito with years earlier. Minato and Obito only recognise each other after Obito has been cut down. Madara admits defeat, but not because Obito is dead: Obito, already beyond Madara's influence, was sealing the Ten-Tails into his body, a process he completed in time.
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[[File:Obito attacks Hashirama and Tobirama.png|thumb|right|Obito attacking the reincarnated Hokage.]]
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Now the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito begins attacking the other reincarnated Hokage, using his new abilities to overpower them and all others with ease. Attacks do not affect him and his [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s overcome every defence that is placed against him. The Allies' only advantage is Obito's lack of control; the Ten-Tails' power physically distorts his body and some inner struggle deprives of any discretion or precision in his actions. Deep within his mind, Obito fights to rein in the Ten-Tails and keep it from tearing him apart. By focusing on a picture of his old [[Team Minato|team]], he is able to subjugate the Ten-Tails' power.
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=== Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki ===
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He hones the Ten-Tails, composes himself, and begins a methodical attack against the Allied Shinobi, nullifying every jutsu they use against him. In a blind gamble, [[Gamakichi]] uses [[Starch Syrup Gun]] against Obito, which is the first attack to not be completely nullified. Naruto realizes that, despite all of Obito's new powers, he remains vulnerable to [[senjutsu]].
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With the moon nearing the optimal position to perform the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]], Obito begins making final preparations. He traps the Alliance in a [[Six Red Yang Formation|barrier]] and creates an enormous [[Wood Release: Flowering Tree|tree]] with four flowers, each flower charging a [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. The balls are fired at the shinobi forces but Naruto and Minato teleport everyone to safety. After repelling the two's senjutsu-fueled counterattack, Obito summons the tree form of the Ten-Tails and has it absorb the chakra of nearby ninja, taking their chakra and killing many. Obito uses this rising death toll to shatter the determination of the Shinobi Alliance, offering them mercy if they stop fighting and allow themselves to enter the infinite dream. Naruto is nearly shattered, but is galvanized by Sasuke's refusal to surrender and he rallies the shinobi forces.
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[[File:Obito loses power.png|thumb|left|The tailed beasts being extracted from Obito.]]
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Naruto and Sasuke join forces, combining their own senjutsu abilities against him to increasingly greater effect. Obito, who is fighting both the shinobi alliance by controlling the tree and Naruto and Sasuke personally, becomes frustrated with their continued attacks and Naruto's denial of his way of thinking. Obito forms the [[Sword of Nunoboko]], intending to use it to strike all of them down for good. Naruto and Sasuke enlist the aid of their classmates from Konoha to help them with a combined attack against Obito. It is all too much for Obito and he begins to lose control of the Ten-Tails' chakra, giving the Alliance a chance to pull it from his body. During this time, Naruto enters Obito's consciousness through their linked chakras and begins to reason with him. Though he tries to resist the pull of both Naruto's words and the Shinobi Alliance's grip on his chakra, the chakra of the nine tailed beasts is removed from him and he falls to the ground, his power and transformation gone and his battle lost.
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[[File:Black Zetsu coats Obito.png|thumb|Black Zetsu forcing Obito to revive Madara.]]
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As Obito lies helpless, Kakashi finally returns from Kamui's dimension with the resolve to kill him. Minato stops him and explains it's no longer necessary, as Obito's defeat by Naruto has finally shown him that he was wrong all this time and that deep down, he was living a lie fighting for the Infinite Tsukuyomi. As the Alliance begins shifting their attention to Madara, who is fighting elsewhere, Obito decides to use the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique to revive everyone he's killed as atonement for his sins. As he is performing the technique, [[Black Zetsu]] emerges from underground and forces him to change targets, reviving Madara instead. Black Zetsu tries to take the Rinnegan Obito is using also, but realises it will not be able to get away from Kakashi and Minato. Obito explains to them what he has been forced to do and pleads with them to destroy his Rinnegan at any cost. While he struggles against Black Zetsu's control, the Demonic Statue is summoned from Obito's body, sapping what little energy he has left and enabling Black Zetsu to overpower him.
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[[File:Obito shoves his hand into Madara.png|thumb|left|Obito betrays Madara.]]
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Obito later manages to reassert control of his body just before Black Zetsu can transfer the Rinnegan and half of the Nine-Tails' chakra (taken from Minato) to Madara, who has already regained the Rinnegan Obito hid away and become the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki. Madara tries to convince Obito of the error he is making and lets his guard down while he gives Obito another chance. Obito opts instead to stab Madara, and in the process steals fragments of the [[One-Tail]] and Eight-Tails' chakra, embracing his identity as Obito Uchiha for the first time in years. Because Obito has all of the pieces that Madara still needs for his plans, his escape becomes paramount. Kakashi uses Kamui on him while he also uses it on himself, allowing him to flee to the other dimension before Madara can stop him.
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[[File:Obito seals Yin Kurama into Naruto.png|thumb|right|Obito sealing the Nine-Tails' chakra into Naruto.]]
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In the other dimension, Obito finds Sakura and Naruto, the former performing emergency life support on the latter because of the removal of the Nine-Tails from his body. Although she is skeptical of Obito, she allows him to seal the tailed beasts' chakra he has into Naruto since it's the only chance of saving him. When Naruto recovers, Obito sends Naruto back to the real world to fight. He then asks Sakura to destroy his Rinnegan. Before she can go through with it Madara arrives, having stolen Kakashi's Sharingan so that he could confront Obito. Obito teleports Sakura away so that Madara couldn't kill her. Because Obito is out of options, Madara gets one last thing off his chest: he orchestrated Rin's death all those years ago in order to gain Obito's cooperation. With that said, Black Zetsu takes control of Obito's body.
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
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[[File:Sasuke runs towards Obito & Sakura.png|thumb|left|Obito and Sakura attempting to rescue Sasuke.]]
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Obito awakens later to find circumstances greatly changed: the Rinnegan is gone, replaced by his original left eye; Black Zetsu is completely gone from his body; the Infinite Tsukuyomi has been cast and the world trapped in a dream; Madara is gone, replaced by [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]; only Naruto and Sasuke, with help from Kakashi and Sakura, remain to resist Kaguya; they are now all stuck in a network of [[Kaguya's Dimension]]s, lost within which somewhere is Sasuke. After taking all this in, Obito expresses his belief that he can use his two Mangekyō Sharingan to locate Sasuke. Naruto creates an opportunity for Obito and Sakura to infiltrate Kaguya's core dimension and then draws her away while they work. Through a process of trial-and-error – the stress this causes to his body being healed by Sakura – Obito searches through Kaguya's dimensions with Kamui and eventually finds Sasuke.
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[[File:Obito's final sacrifice.png|thumb|right|Obito saving Kakashi and Naruto at the cost of his life.]]
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Obito returns Sasuke and Sakura to the dimension where Naruto and Kakashi are. He watches as Naruto and Sasuke fight Kaguya, their combined powers the only ones capable of stopping her. Aware of this, Kaguya relocates them to a dimension with powerful gravity and pins Naruto and Sasuke down while she attacks with [[All-Killing Ash Bones]]. Obito and Kakashi, empowered by a shared memory of their past friendship, place themselves in front of Naruto and Sasuke as shields. Because his odyssey began by saving Kakashi from death by a boulder, Obito decides he must now end things by saving Kakashi's life again: he uses his right eye to teleport the attack aimed at Kakashi away, allowing the attack directed at him to connect. Obito's body begins to crumble and there is nothing anyone can do to save him. He warns Kakashi that he will not be around to save him a third time and places his faith for a better world in Naruto before dying with a smile.
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[[File:Rin and Obito in the afterlife.png|thumb|left|After dying, Obito's reunites with Rin in the afterlife.]]
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Obito finds himself in the limbo between life and the afterlife. There, he sees Rin waiting for him. Obito apologises for taking so long to join her and also for many of the things he did while she waited for him. Rin assures him that it was okay because he tried his very hardest and that she was always watching him. Though he is eager to start spending time with her, he is worried that Kakashi might do something stupid like die and ruin things between them again. Therefore, he uses Kamui and has his spirit return to the living plane and inhabits Kakashi, imbuing him temporarily with the power of his Mangekyō Sharingan. Kakashi uses them and the resulting [[Susanoo]] to provide backup for Naruto and Sasuke, giving them the opening they need to defeat Kaguya. With all scores settled, Obito apologizes to Kakashi one final time for everything and the two part fully reconciled with Obito now free to join Rin in the afterlife.
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== Legacy ==
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Following Obito's apparent death, Kakashi was left greatly changed by the experience. The Sharingan that Obito gave to Kakashi helped him gain fame throughout the ninja world and earned him the nickname of {{translation|"Copy Ninja Kakashi"|コピー忍者のカカシ|Kopī Ninja no Kakashi}} for the hundreds of [[jutsu]] he copied with the Sharingan. Obito's philosophy about the importance of teammates also guided Kakashi during all his future missions and, once Kakashi was old enough to begin training his own students, became the single most important lesson he wanted them to learn and demonstrate. On a more personal level, Obito's death remained ever in his thoughts and he would often spend his time visiting the [[Memorial Stone]] where Obito's name is engraved to reflect on events.
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The [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]] that Obito was responsible for would end up directing the course of Naruto and Sasuke's lives. Naruto's parents died that night, leaving him an orphan. Like Obito before him, Naruto came to dream of gaining Konoha's acknowledgment by becoming Hokage and pursued that goal against all odds. The suspicion that an Uchiha was behind the attack would ultimately lead to the clan's [[Uchiha Clan Downfall|downfall]]. Sasuke, the only Uchiha to be spared from death, dedicated his life to taking vengeance against those behind the death of his family at any cost.
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== Movies ==
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=== Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie ===
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{{main|Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie}}
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Tobi appears before [[Naruto]] and [[Sakura]] and traps them in the [[Limited Tsukuyomi]], sending them to an [[Genjutsu World|alternate reality]] with the intention of eventually allowing him to extract the [[Nine-Tails]]. From their original world, Tobi collaborates with a masked man known as [[Menma]]. He sends Menma after Naruto, but that world's Akatsuki arrives to aid Naruto and Sakura. This creates Tobi's opening: he takes control of Menma's body (who is the Naruto of that world) while Naruto is tired from the fight and begins extracting the Nine-Tails. Sakura interrupts him, giving Naruto a chance to retaliate and defeat him. Tobi emerges from Menma's body and tries to attack once more, but is stopped by that world's [[Minato]] and [[Kushina]]. Giving it up as a lost cause, Tobi ends the Limited Tsukuyomi, letting Naruto and Sakura return to the original world.
   
 
== Video Games ==
 
== Video Games ==
 
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The above-listed games refer to Tobi with his true-personality. In some games, such as ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2]]'', Obito's true-personality appears as Tobi's Awakening Mode. Obito, as he appeared as a child, is a playable character in ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3]]'' and ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]''. Also in ''Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'', Tobi is playable with the outfit he wore when he fought [[Minato Namikaze]].
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The above-listed games refer to Obito with his true-personality. In some games, such as ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm 2]]'', the Tobi personality appears as his Awakening Mode. Because of the many outfits he has had throughout the series, he is playable in different costumes in different games, some of which come with their own movesets:
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*Obito as a child – ''[[Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3]]'', ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'', and ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]''.
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*Obito wearing the outfit from the Nine-Tails' attack – ''Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' and ''Ultimate Ninja Storm 3''.
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*Obito during the Fourth Shinobi War – ''Ultimate Ninja Storm 3''.
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*Obito without his mask – ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]''.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Obito makes a cameo before his actual introduction in [[The Inherited Will!!|chapter 122]] and [[A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!|''Naruto'' episode 72]] during a flashback of the [[Third Hokage]], and on the cover of [[Who are You?!|chapter 16]].
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* ''Tobi'' can be translated as {{translation|"jump"|飛}}, or as {{translation|"[[Wikipedia:Kite (bird)|kite]]"|鳶}}. The latter translation connects Tobi with [[Taka]] through the Japanese proverb {{translation|"a hawk born from a kite"|鳶が鷹を生む|tobi ga taka o umu}}, meaning that an extraordinarily gifted child can be born from ordinary parents.
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* One of Obito's mask as Tobi appears in the ending [[Omake#Festival|omake]] of ''Naruto: Shippūden'' [[Infiltrate! The Village Hidden in the Rain|episode 129]] along with [[Baki]]'s face and [[Haku]]'s mask.
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* Obito makes several cameos before his actual appearance in the series: He is seen in a picture of [[Team Minato]] on the cover of [[Who are You?!|chapter 16]]; The [[Third Hokage]] thinks of him in [[The Inherited Will!!|chapter 122]] and [[A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!|''Naruto'' episode 72]]; a flashback of him appears when he's mentioned by [[Hiruko (missing-nin)|Hiruko]] in ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire]]''.
* As Tobi, Obito appears to have a liking for dango.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 99</ref>
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* When first meeting Madara, Obito referred to him as {{Translation|"''my honourable forefather''"|オレのご先祖|ore no gosenzo}}, which may mean that Obito is a direct descendant of Madara.<ref>Chapter 602, page 11</ref><!-- Do NOT remove. Madara is NOT the forefather of the entire Uchiha clan. He is a member just like any one else; he did not give birth to the clan, and just like any other family, he has a direct line of relatives -->
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* ''Tobi'' can be translated as the [[Wikipedia:Japanese verb conjugation#i form|''i form'']] of {{translation|"to fly"|飛ぶ|tobu}}, or as {{translation|"[[Wikipedia:Kite (bird)|kite]]"|鳶}}. The latter translation connects Tobi with [[Taka]] through the Japanese proverb {{translation|"a hawk born from a kite"|鳶が鷹を生む|tobi ga taka o umu}}, meaning that an extraordinarily gifted child can be born from ordinary parents.
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* Obito's orange mask appears in the ending [[Omake#Festival|omake]] of [[Infiltrate! The Village Hidden in the Rain|''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 129]] along with [[Baki]]'s face and [[Haku]]'s mask.
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
* According to the databook(s):
** Obito's favourite words were {{Translation|"teamwork"|チームワーク|Chīmuwāku}} and {{Translation|"comrade"|仲間|Nakama}}.
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** Obito's favourite words were {{translation|"teamwork"|チームワーク|chīmuwāku}} and {{translation|"comrade"|仲間|nakama}}.
 
** Obito had completed 135 official missions in total: 86 D-rank, 24 C-rank, 24 B-rank, 1 A-rank, 0 S-rank.
 
** Obito had completed 135 official missions in total: 86 D-rank, 24 C-rank, 24 B-rank, 1 A-rank, 0 S-rank.
** As Tobi, his hobby is accompanying "Deidara-[[Wikipedia:Senpai and kōhai|senpai]]".
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** As "''Tobi''", his hobby was accompanying "Deidara-[[Wikipedia:Senpai and kōhai|senpai]]", and his favourite phrase was given as {{translation|"secret (?)"|秘密 (?)|himitsu (?)}}.
** His favourite phrase is given as {{translation|"secret (?)"|秘密 (?)|himitsu (?)}}.
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* In video games, such as ''[[Ultimate Ninja Impact]]'' and ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm 2]]'', Obito can use [[fire]] techniques even though he wears a mask; the same happens with Kakashi Hatake.
* In the video games, such as ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact]]'', Obito, in his Tobi disguise, can use [[fire]] techniques even though he wears a mask; the same happens with Kakashi Hatake.
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* In chapter 603 and episode 345 of ''Naruto: Shippūden'' anime, a small framed picture depicting a baby Obito being held by his mother and father can be seen hanging on the wall.
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
* (To [[Kakashi]]) "''Those who break the rules are trash, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash! If I'm going to be called trash either way, I'd rather break the rules! And if that somehow makes me anything less than a real shinobi, then I'll crush all of the so-called "real" shinobi!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 241, page 17</ref>
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* (To [[Kakashi]]) "''Those who break the rules are trash, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash! If I'm going to be called trash either way, I'd rather break the rules! And if that somehow makes me anything less than a real shinobi, then I'll crush all of the so-called "real" shinobi!''"<ref>Chapter 241, page 17</ref>
* (To Kakashi) "''I'm about to… die… but I'll become your eye… and see the future with you.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 243, page 18</ref>
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* (To Kakashi) "''I'm about to… die… but I'll become your eye… and see the future with you.''"<ref>Chapter 243, page 18</ref>
* (Before his presumed death) "''Just when me and Kakashi were becoming friends… I couldn't bring myself to confess to Rin… I wish I had more time with everyone…''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244, page 10</ref>
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* (To [[Pain]] and [[Konan]]) {{translation|"''The true power of the Sharingan… this is Madara Uchiha's power!''"|写輪眼の本当の力が… このうちはマダラの力が!|"Sharingan no hontō no chikara ga… kono Uchiha Madara no chikara ga!"}}<ref>Chapter 364, page 18</ref>
* (To [[Minato]], in his own mind) "''Minato-sensei, this, all of this… this entire world… I don't care about it anymore.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607, pages 10-12</ref>
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* (Thinking to himself) "''The moment people come to know love, they run the risk of carrying hate.''"<ref>Chapter 416, page 15</ref>
* (To [[Kisame]], about his [[Eye of the Moon Plan]]) "''It will be a new world… A world of truth, not lies.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 507, page 17</ref>
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* (To [[Naruto]] and [[Killer B]]) "'' I'm no one… I don't want to be anyone. All I care about is completing the Eye of the Moon Plan. This world is completely worthless… there is nothing left in it but misery.''"<ref>Chapter 564, pages 13-14</ref>
* (To [[Pain]] and [[Konan]]) {{translation|"''The true power of the Sharingan… this is Madara Uchiha's power!''"|写輪眼の本当の力が… このうちはマダラの力が!|"Sharingan no hontō no chikara ga… kono Uchiha Madara no chikara ga!"}}<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 364, page 18</ref>
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* (Thinking to himself) "''You remind me of myself… Naruto… yeah… just like when I was young… but, that'll all change with time…"<ref>Chapter 611, page 7-8</ref>''
* (Thinking to himself) "''The moment people come to know love, they run the risk of carrying hate.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 416, page 15</ref>
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* (To Kakashi) "''Look! There is nothing in my heart! I don't even feel pain!! You don't have to feel guilty, Kakashi. This windhole was opened by this hell of a world.''"<ref>Chapter 629, page 17</ref>
* (To [[Naruto]] and [[Killer B]]) "''The war has already begun… My name no longer matters. You can call me by my old name, Tobi, if you prefer. Madara, Tobi… call me whatever you want.''"<ref name="chpt564">''Naruto'' chapter 564, page 13</ref>
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* (To [[Madara]]) "''Now I finally realised that faking one's name and letting others do everything for you is different than entrusting something to one's comrades. I'm not you. The current me is the one who wanted to become Hokage: Obito Uchiha!''"<ref>Chapter 665, pages 18-19</ref>
* (To Naruto and Killer B) "'' I'm no one… I don't want to be anyone. All I care about is completing the Eye of the Moon Plan. This world is completely worthless… there is nothing left in it but misery.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 564, pages 13-14</ref>
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* (Last words, to Naruto) "''You'll probably have to suffer again from now on… but don't change, keep going your way. You told me that you never change your words… that's your ninja way. Right? Naruto, become Hokage… at all costs.''"<ref>Chapter 687, page 13-14</ref>
* (To Kakashi) "''You've seen reality, you should be able to understand… No wish can become true in this world. That's why I'm pursuing the dream of infinite Tsukuyomi. I want to build a world where heroes don't have to make pitiful excuses in front of graves.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, page 15</ref>
 
   
 
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Tobi

(うちはオビト, Uchiha Obito)

  • Tobi (トビ, Tobi)
  • Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara)
  • Masked Man (仮面の男, Kamen no Otoko)[4]
Debut
Manga Chapter #239
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #32
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
OVA Naruto: The Cross Roads
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Aquarius February 10 searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part I: 13 (Kakashi Gaiden)
  • Part II: 29-31
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part I: 154.2 cm1.542 m
    5.059 ft
    60.709 in
  • Part II: 175 cm1.75 m
    5.741 ft
    68.898 in
    -182 cm1.82 m
    5.971 ft
    71.654 in
Weight
  • Part I: 44.5 kg98.106 lb
  • Part II: 55.9 kg123.238 lb-70.3 kg154.985 lb
Blood type O
Kekkei Genkai
Classification
Tailed Beast Ten-Tails, Shukaku, Gyūki (Forms)
Occupation
Affiliation
Team
Partner
Clan
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration 010886
Academy Grad. Age 9
Chūnin Prom. Age 11
Nature Type
Unique Traits

Jutsu

Tools

Obito Uchiha (うちはオビト, Uchiha Obito) was a member of Konohagakure's Uchiha clan. A member of Team Minato, he was believed to have died during the Third Shinobi World War, his only surviving legacy being the Sharingan he gave to his team-mate, Kakashi Hatake. In truth, Obito was saved from death and trained by Madara Uchiha, but the events of the war and the death of Rin Nohara left Obito disillusioned with the world, and he sought to replace it with a new one. Using the aliases of Tobi (トビ, Tobi) and Madara Uchiha, Obito manipulated Akatsuki from the shadows to further his plans, eventually going public with them and in the process starting the Fourth Shinobi World War. However, thanks to Naruto Uzumaki, he had a change of heart towards the war's conclusion and ended up sacrificing his life to save the very world he sought to replace.

Background Edit

Early life Edit

Obito's year group

Obito arriving as the ceremony ends.

Obito grew up an orphan, not knowing who his parents were. Alone in the world, Obito dreamed of one day becoming the Hokage so that the people of the village would acknowledge his existence.[5] To that end he enrolled in Konoha's Ninja Academy, but arrived late for the initiation ceremony. While most of his class ignored him, he was greeted warmly by Rin Nohara. Another of his classmates, Kakashi Hatake, berated Obito for his tardiness and would continue to do so throughout their time in the Academy. Despite Obito's many attempts to get the better of Kakashi, he never succeeded. After finally graduating some years later, Obito, Rin, and Kakashi were placed on a team under the leadership of Minato Namikaze.[6]

Team Minato

Team Minato.

As a final qualifying test, Minato gave the team a bell test where they would take a bell from his person. Obito could not accomplish this on his own but, by joining forces with Rin and Kakashi, they succeeded in taking the bells, teaching Obito the value of teamwork.[7] The team later participated in the Chūnin Exams, where Obito was defeated in the third round in a one-on-one match with Might Guy. Kakashi would go on to defeat Guy in a subsequent match, promoting him the chūnin and impressing Rin. Eager for Rin's attention, Obito trained relentlessly, eventually rising to the rank of chūnin himself. His excitement was short-lived as Kakashi soon afterwards became a jōnin, once again earning Rin's praise and Obito's resentment.[6]

During the Third Shinobi World War, Kakashi was placed in charge of the team for a mission to destroy the Kannabi Bridge, which would hinder Iwagakure from using Kusagakure as a relief point. Before beginning the mission, Minato and Rin gave gifts to Kakashi to celebrate his promotion to jōnin, though Obito had "forgotten", straining their already poor relationship. Minato was soon called to the front lines, leaving the team to complete the mission alone under Kakashi's command. The three were discovered by Iwa-nin along the way and Rin was captured. Kakashi elected to abandon Rin, believing it was more important to finish the mission before concerning themselves with her safety. Obito became enraged at the idea and insisted that they focus on her rescue. When Kakashi refused, Obito left on his own, remarking that Kakashi was worse than trash for abandoning his friends.[8]

Obito located the cave the Iwa-nin were using as a hideout, but was found by a camouflaged Taiseki before he could launch a rescue. Kakashi, moved by Obito's earlier words, arrived in time to save him from Taiseki's attack, but lost his left eye in the process. From his desire to help Kakashi, Obito awakened his Sharingan, allowing him to see through Taiseki's camouflage and kill him. Obito and Kakashi infiltrated the cave and released Rin from her restraints. Her captor, Kakkō, caused the cave to collapse around them. The team tried to make it for the exit but Kakashi had difficulty avoiding the falling rocks because of his damaged eye. When Obito noticed that Kakashi was about to be hit by a falling boulder, Obito pushed him out of the way and became trapped beneath the rubble in his place.

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Obito trapped beneath the boulder.

With the right side of his body crushed and no way to free himself, Obito accepted his fate and made an offering: to give Kakashi his left Sharingan as an apology for not getting him a present earlier.[9] Rin performed the transplant and, once the procedure was finished, Kakashi used his new Sharingan to kill Kakkō. Iwa reinforcements quickly began to further compress the rubble, forcing Kakashi and Rin to leave Obito behind. As the rocks tightened around him, Obito reflected that he had finally started to get along with Kakashi and that he couldn't confess to Rin that he loved her. Kakashi and Rin were rescued by Minato and, when they returned to Konoha, Obito's name was engraved on the village's Memorial Stone.[10]

Saved from Death Edit

Madara saves Obito

Obito meets Madara.

In actuality, Obito was rescued by an elderly Madara Uchiha. He brought Obito to the Mountains' Graveyard and tended to his injuries, removing those body parts too damaged to be healed; Obito's right Sharingan had survived intact. Although frightened by Madara, Obito felt indebted to him for saving his life and was willing to render any assistance he could, an offer Madara made clear he would collect upon. Obito began a long rehabilitation process, eager to recover enough for him to return to Konoha and help his friends and the village with the still-ongoing war. He received a new arm during his time beneath the Mountains' Graveyard, which he learned to use with the help of White Zetsu and another spiral-faced Zetsu he called Guruguru.[11] All the while, Madara would tell Obito about the harsh realities of the world and his plan to save it, which Obito disregarded.

Obito and Rin

Obito mourning Rin's death.

During the end of his recuperation process, White Zetsu informed Obito that Kakashi and Rin were elsewhere about to be killed by Kirigakure ninja. Obito was insistent on helping them, which Guruguru offered to help with by encasing Obito with its body. Before leaving, Obito thanked Madara for all his help but said he wouldn't be returning. Madara made clear his conviction that Obito would return to him. Guruguru directed Obito to Rin and Kakashi's location, along the way informing him of Minato's absence. When they arrived they found Rin and Kakashi surrounded by Kiri-nin and Kakashi plunging his Chidori through Rin's heart.[12] Rin's death caused each of their Sharingan to mature into Mangekyō Sharingan, a process that also caused Kakashi to pass out. Enraged by what had happened, Obito used a combination of his Mangekyō Sharingan's Kamui and the wood release of Guruguru's body to slaughter the Kirigakure ninja. When all of them were dead, Obito cradled Rin's lifeless body, ignoring the unconscious Kakashi.[13]

Obito returned to Mountains' Graveyard, vowing to do anything for Madara if it could bring him together with Rin and Kakashi again. Madara explained his Eye of the Moon Plan, which would replace the current world of violence and death with one where nobody ever needs to die. Obito was intrigued, determined to create a reality where he, Rin, and Kakashi could exist alongside each other. Madara imparted all of his knowledge and plans to Obito, taught him about abilities he would need moving forward, entrusted him with his possessions, and manifested Black Zetsu to act as a guide. Having left almost all that he had to Obito, Madara disconnected himself from the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path that was keeping him alive so that he could give Obito one last thing before dying: his name, Madara Uchiha.[13]

Moving the Plan Forward Edit

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Obito and Zetsu approach Nagato.

Using Madara's name, Obito, always wearing a mask, moved in the shadows of the ninja world to acquire the remaining pieces of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Shortly after Madara's death, Obito and Zetsu went to Amegakure and approached the fledgling Akatsuki with an offer of support in creating the world of peace they envisioned.[14] In truth he only needed Nagato, in whom Madara had implanted his Rinnegan several years earlier and who would be needed in the final stages of the Eye of the Moon Plan. While Obito was almost able to sway Nagato, the Akatsuki leader, Yahiko, declined; Obito claims he eventually agreed without informing Akatsuki's other members.[15] In the anime, Obito learned of a conspiracy between Hanzō and Danzō Shimura to eliminate Yahiko. He intercepted and killed the members of Akatsuki that tried to rescue Yahiko and, once Yahiko was dead, encouraged Nagato in a new direction for the organisation, one focused on acquiring the tailed beasts.[16] Nagato became the proxy leader and Akatsuki began recruiting powerful missing-nin to their cause. Once Zetsu became a member, Obito, using the name Tobi, joined as Zetsu's subordinate so that he could have a public persona.

In Kirigakure, Obito at some point took control of the Fourth Mizukage, in effect making him the "real" Mizukage. After Kisame Hoshigaki began to be disillusioned by the lies of the world, Obito (as "Madara") revealed himself to Kisame and promised to help make a world of truth. Kisame became his loyal servant, one of the few Kiri-nin to knowingly work for him.[17] During this time Obito discovered the circumstances of Rin's death: that Kiri had sealed the Three-Tails into her to make her a timebomb that would destroy Konoha. At Rin's insistence, Kakashi killed her to prevent this from happening.[18] Obito's manipulation of the Mizukage was eventually discovered by Ao and he was forced to abandon it.

Minato vs Tobi

Obito and Minato clash.

Twelve years before the start of the series, Obito visited Rin's grave in Konoha. Kakashi was already there when he arrived and Obito, watching secretly, heard him confide to Rin's grave that Minato's wife, Kushina Uzumaki, would soon be giving birth. Knowing that Kushina was the Nine-Tails' jinchūriki and that the seal keeping the Nine-Tails contained within her would weaken during childbirth, Obito tracked her down on the night of October 10. He killed her Anbu bodyguards and midwives, and took her newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki, hostage to prevent Minato from interfering. Minato was able to take Naruto from him, which distracted him long enough for Obito to escape with Kushina.[19] He extracted the Nine-Tails from her body, placed it under his control with his Sharingan, and ordered it to destroy the village.[20]

Minato soon afterwards arrived to help in the village's defence. Before Minato could contribute much or even tell anyone what had happened, Obito located him and tried to use Kamui to send him away and prevent further interference. Minato was able to escape with his Flying Thunder God Technique, but Obito pursued him. Minato did not recognise Obito as they fought, instead suspecting he was Madara Uchiha. He initially struggled to successfully strike Obito but, after several failed attacks, Minato finally hit him with a Rasengan and branded him with a Flying Thunder God seal, allowing him to teleport to Obito whenever he wanted. He then used a Contract Seal on Obito to release the Nine-Tails from his control. Wounded and deprived of his best weapon, Obito fled.[21]

Tobi talks to Itachi

Obito talking to Itachi.

Minato gave his life to save the village by sealing the Nine-Tails into his son, and thus never had the chance to inform anyone of Obito's involvement. Konoha's leadership nevertheless suspected an Uchiha's involvement, and to that end placed all members of the clan under heavy scrutiny. Eight years later the Uchiha, as a result of this mistreatment, began plotting a coup d'état. Obito returned to the village with the intention of stoking the conflict, but was discovered by Itachi Uchiha. Believing Obito was Madara, Itachi asked for his help in wiping out the Uchiha clan, offering revenge against the Uchiha for their treatment of Madara decades earlier in exchange for Obito's agreement to spare the village.[22] Obito accepted and offered Itachi a position in Akatsuki. In the anime, during the night of the massacre, Obito took several Uchiha corpses in order to extract their Sharingan for his own use.[23] Obito also met with Danzō around this time under unknown circumstances.[24]

Personality Edit

Obito helps old woman

Obito aiding an elderly villager.

Because he was an orphan that grew up alone and without a parent's love, Obito's childhood was marked by dreams of being acknowledged. This motivated him to become a ninja so that he could, in turn, become Hokage and have the entire village recognise him at last. When Rin acknowledged him without his becoming Hokage, Obito fell in love with her and aimed to earn her love in addition to the Hokage title. But Kakashi's presence, both in the classroom and later on their team, became a wall for Obito, since Kakashi was naturally more talented than he was and had, without trying, gained Rin's affections. Though generally kind and of unwavering loyalty to his friends and allies, Obito nevertheless formed a one-sided rivalry with Kakashi. When not in competition with Kakashi, Obito would famously perform random good deeds around Konoha, especially for the elderly, which in turn made him notoriously late.[25] This combination of factors and Obito's naturally good heart and optimism made him easy for Madara to exploit and ultimately corrupt.[26]

Kazaana

Obito showing Kakashi just how empty the world has left him.

After Rin's death, Obito's determination and idealism were shattered. He became more calm and focused, no longer caring about his village, his friends, or even his name, all of them being worthless parts of a miserable world that had forced Rin to die.[18] His sole commitment was to Madara's Eye of the Moon Plan and the new peaceful world it would create; every crime was a necessary evil, every murder was a sacrifice for the greater good and a life that would be restored in the new world. He was willing to sacrifice himself for the plan and, more often, his allies, turning on them the instant they no longer had any further use to him. Like Madara before him, Obito would gain these allies by preying on the darkness in their hearts and manipulating them, either by subtly corrupting their own goals or by appearing to share their beliefs. This was best seen in the existence of Akatsuki, its wildly-differing members working together because they believed the organisation would further their own ends; in actuality they were mere tools that suit Obito's agenda.

Obito as Hokage

Obito recalling his original dream.

Despite how different his adult personality seemed, it was at its basest level very much the same as the person he was as a child. Obito viewed his actions as a station beyond Hokage; where the Hokage does what is best for the village, Obito did what was best for the world.[27] Though Rin ever-remained in his thoughts, Kakashi and Minato were also present in his dreams of a new world, and it was the hope of reuniting their team under happier circumstances that motivated him.[28] Kakashi theorised that it was this conflict between his past and present selves that drove Obito the most, especially in the events leading up to and following the outbreak of the Fourth Shinobi World War; he became increasingly hasty with his plans, first moving Akatsuki from a secretive organisation to a force that directly challenged the Five Great Shinobi Countries, and later by prematurely reviving the Ten-Tails.[29]

As Obito grappled with his thoughts, he at different times took a special interest in Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto Uzumaki. With Sasuke, Obito began monitoring him after their first meeting, though he avoided further contact for fear of provoking Sasuke's brother, Itachi. After Itachi's death, he approached Sasuke and brought him into his confidence, later remarking that the loss of five Akatsuki members was worth it to gain Sasuke's loyalty. Although Obito stated a number of times that he saw Sasuke as nothing more than a disposable pawn, he nevertheless kept an eye on him, intervening whenever Sasuke was at risk and always happy with signs of his ever-improving Sharingan and his growing isolation from all other allies.[30] In a way, he saw in Sasuke the kind of person he was trying to be. With Naruto, however, he saw the person he once was: dreams of being Hokage and dedication to his friends.[31] Because of these similarities, Obito became fixated on Naruto, hoping to demonstrate the naivety of his beliefs and the terribleness of the world so that he would come around to Obito's point of view. When Naruto refused, Obito became increasingly angry and determined to eliminate Naruto and his dreams so that he can bury the last remains of the old Obito.

Through his inability to overpower Naruto, Obito came to understand that Naruto's way of thinking was right all along. Moreover, he realised the reasons for his conflicting desires: he had been lying to himself about his dedication to the Eye of the Moon Plan by suppressing the former Obito deep down. The persona that projected him as someone without feelings or a heart was a mask Obito wore to escape the painful truths of reality. When Naruto and his allies defeated Obito, the lie was destroyed, causing his original personality to emerge. Obito felt guilty about his actions and declared himself unworthy of seeing Rin in the afterlife. He spent the remainder of his life opposing the Eye of the Moon Plan and Madara, wishing to keep the world as it was. Believing Naruto was vital to the world's preservation, Obito ultimately gave his life to protect Naruto and his team. His new conviction even allowed him to briefly return from death not only to assure Naruto's victory, but also to make amends with his old friend Kakashi one final time before fully departing to the afterlife.

While assuming the "Tobi" persona, Obito played the role of a happy-go-lucky idiot who annoyed most members of Akatsuki. Deidara, in particular, was easily provoked by his vanity and lack of respect, often retaliating against him with comical violence. Kisame, on the other hand, appreciated Tobi's ability to brighten up a gloomy organisation such as theirs.[32] The anime showed that Tobi appeared to have a liking for dango;[33] and continued to act like a fool even when nobody else was around.[34] After first meeting Sasuke, Obito abandoned the Tobi persona – except for during a brief encounter with Konoha ninja. Even without the Tobi persona, Obito had developed a morbid sense of humour as he sometimes made jokes, if perverse ones.

Appearance Edit

Obito Uchiha

Obito in his youth.

As a child, Obito had black eyes and short, spiky, black hair. He wore a long sleeved blue uniform and a blue jacket with an orange collar and trimmings. The jacket was fastened to the rest of the outfit by two buttons on the collar and had the Uchiha clan crest at the back. He also wore a white belt, shinobi sandals, the standard Konoha dark blue forehead protector, and a pair of goggles with orange lenses connected to ear protectors. The right half of his face was left heavily scarred after the events in Kusagakure, resembling wrinkles. His hair grew longer during his rehabilitation, which he would cut, grow out, and cut again over the years.

  • Obito's flame pattern mask.
  • Obito's spiral pattern mask.
  • Obito's war mask.

Obito wore a variety of different masks over the years to hide his identity when he interacted with others. During the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha and for several years following he wore a mask with a black flame (coloured orange and yellow at different times in the anime). By the time Part II starts he wears an orange mask with a spiral pattern focused around his right eye, similar to Guruguru's face. After this mask is destroyed by Konan, he starts wearing a white mask with a purple tint that covers the entire upper half of his head. The mask's design resembles a combination of the Sharingan and Rinnegan, consisting of a ripple pattern with three tomoe around the centre, two of which act as the mask's eye-holes. He claims that this new mask had been specifically designed for combat, making it very durable.[35] It is nevertheless destroyed by Naruto.

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Obito during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

At the start of Part II, Obito wears a black long-sleeve top that covered his neck and chin, a pair of black gloves, a pair of dark-coloured pants, and standard sandals and white stirrups. On his waist, he wears a thick black belt with armour-like metal plates attached to it.[36] Obito had blue (black in the manga) nail polish on his fingers and toes. He continues to wear this outfit under his Akastuki cloak after he becomes a member and also wears a purple ring, which bears the kanji for "jewel" or "sphere" (玉, gyoku), on his left thumb. For the Fourth Shinobi World War he changes to an outfit similar to what the Uchiha wore during the Warring States Period; this attire includes a pair of black pants and gloves, with a white form-fitting shirt underneath.[37] Over this he wears a purple, high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and has the Uchiha crest on the back. Around his waist he wears a simple, light-purple obi and a belt. Strapped to his back is Madara's gunbai, now purple with black trimmings and black tomoe, connected to a black chain that runs up his right sleeve.[38]

Obito Juubi Jinchuriki

Obito as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.

After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito's hair becomes entirely white.[39] His skin turns white, ten protrusions emerge from his back – five near his shoulders and five near his hips – as well as a black assortment of ten magatama markings appearing on his back; one large one, with a black Rinnegan-like pattern within it, and nine smaller ones arranged in rows of three below it. In addition, the entire right half of his body gains a scale-like pattern across it, replacing the scars.[40] When Obito managed to gain control of the Ten-Tails, he underwent another transformation. In this new form, the ten protrusions on his back formed the collar and coattails of a haori, two horns sprouted from his forehead – the left smaller than the right – and six magatama markings appeared across his chest.[28] He reverts to his former appearance after the Ten-Tails is removed from his body, though his hair remains white.

During his imagination of his life as a Konoha shinobi while battling Naruto, Obito depicted himself wearing both Uchiha and Konoha uniforms but with a modified headband with covers that stretch down the left half of his face to conceal his left empty eye socket.

Abilities Edit

Piercing Branches

Obito rampaging through multiple Kiri-nin.

During his time as a Konoha ninja, Obito's skills were average at best, struggling to match his classmates from the Academy and being unable to catch up with Kakashi's development. What he lacked in skill, though, he made up for in determination, as he would train himself for weeks and months at a time to improve himself, which eventually enabled him to become a chūnin. Despite his poor performance, Madara saw great potential in Obito and for that reason selected him as his disciple.[41] Madara's hopes were proven accurate, as under his tutelage, Obito dramatically improved his abilities to the point where he became a near-mirror image of Madara in his prime. At different times, Obito posed a challenge to Minato (the Fourth Hokage), defeated Konan (an S-class criminal), and held his own in a one-on-four fight against Naruto, Killer B, Guy and Kakashi (the former two being perfect jinchūriki, the latter two being experienced jōnin).

Taijutsu Edit

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Obito fighting Kakashi.

As a child, Obito was fairly average with taijutsu, displaying ordinary skill while sparring against Kakashi upon joining Team Minato. After his rehabilitation with Madara, his skill grew enough to subdue and kill multiple Kiri-Anbu. While encased in Guruguru after watching Rin die, Obito's strength was fueled by his anger to the point of uplifting the ground with a single footstep, but he was able to maintain his focus in his fit of rage. In his adulthood, he was shown able to fight on par with Kakashi, who is quite skilled in taijutsu himself.[42][43]

Ninjutsu Edit

Obito learned from Madara how to perform a variety of different types of ninjutsu: he could create barrier ninjutsu, using the Uchiha Flame Formation to protect the Demonic Statue;[44] he could sense chakra, allowing him to predict attacks and locate others from great distances, even in different dimensions;[45][46] he could perform fūinjutsu strong enough to seal the Ten-Tails;[40] he had at least a limited ability to absorb chakra, taking an opponent's chakra(s) for his own use.[47]

Nature Transformation Edit

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Obito using Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance.

As a member of the Uchiha clan, Obito has a natural aptitude for Fire Release techniques, and at an early age could perform the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique.[48] The size and strength of his flames increase in his adulthood, and through combination with his Mangekyō Sharingan he can perform Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance.[49] He is also seen performing Earth Release jutsu on occasion, though he exclusively does so in order to burrow and move underground, letting him augment the battlefield from below or sneak up on opponents.[50]

With the White Zetsu matter that his replacement limbs are made of, Obito can perform Wood Release, a combination of Earth and Water Release. Instinctively he is able to form branches and roots to bind,[51] crush,[52] or skewer opponents. Because the White Zetsu material is partly derived from the DNA of Hashirama Senju, Obito is able to control the Ten-Tails when he is connected to its body.[53]

Bukijutsu Edit

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Obito ejects multiple shuriken from Kamui's dimension.

Like many Uchiha, Obito was trained in shurikenjutsu, allowing him to throw shuriken with precision for offence and defence. When Madara died, a number of weapons were left to Obito which he has used at different times over the years. Several of these weapons he keeps stored within Kamui's dimension so that he can access them anywhere and fire them at opponents; he is seen using giant shuriken and chakra receivers – fashioned into giant restraining stakes – for the latter purpose.[54][55] When he fought Minato during the attack on Konoha, he used a long chain attached to braces on his wrists that, when used in conjunction with his intangibility, enabled him to harmlessly pass through his opponent before solidifying to restrain him with the trailing chain.[56] Around the time of the Uchiha Massacre, Obito carried a sword at his waist.[22] During the Fourth Shinobi World War he wields Madara's iconic gunbai, using it both as a shield and as a sort of flail for attack.[57][58] The gunbai can generate wind to reflect attacks.[59]

Dōjutsu Edit

Sharingan Edit

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Obito's Sharingan.

When Obito first awakened his Sharingan it already had two tomoe, which at that level he could use to track chakra signatures and predict movements.[60] He acquired a third tomoe after witnessing Rin's death.[61] Obito keeps his Sharingan active seemingly all the time without any noticeable drain on his chakra levels. With his Sharingan he can perform various genjutsu on targets he has eye contact with, either to create illusions,[18] acquire information,[62] or control their actions.[17] Although he is seen controlling six tailed beasts with his Sharingan, his control with multiple targets is not as complete as it is with one and it is possible for some to break free from his control.[63]

Obito has a number of Sharingan in his possession which he keeps in storage should he need them. He uses one of these Sharingan to replace the one he gave to Kakashi, although he keeps it covered with his mask most of the time. He later sacrifices this spare eye's vision in order to perform Izanagi, which allows the user to manipulate events around them. Izanagi ordinarily lasts for only the briefest of moments, but with his access to Hashirama's DNA he can maintain it for ten minutes using a single eye.[64]

Mangekyō Sharingan Edit

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Obito's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Obito awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan after witnessing Rin's death; the Sharingan he gave to Kakashi awakened its Mangekyō at the same time.[61] Their Mangekyō's design is three stretched triangles evenly spaced around the pupil that each curve at the top around the eye to form a circle, making it similar to a pinwheel. Obito does not appear to suffer any adverse effects from using his Mangekyō Sharingan, such as the deteriorating eyesight or exhaustion experienced by others.

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Obito using the short-ranged Kamui.

Obito's Mangekyō Sharingan allows him to perform Kamui, a space–time ninjutsu with greater versatility than Minato's.[65] Kamui serves as a gateway to another dimensional space, which he can move all or parts of his body between at will. This grants Obito two distinct abilities: teleportation and what is best described as "intangibility". For teleportation, he absorbs himself through his right eye into the special dimension, and from there he can travel anywhere in the world instantly. His intangibility is a more specialised application of the teleportation, where he sends only parts of his body to the other dimension so that he can pass through objects or, more often, objects can pass through him.[66] He can only make himself continuously intangible for about five minutes.[67]

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Obito effectively using his intangibility in combat.

Kamui becomes Obito's signature fighting style to the point that he rarely resorts to more traditional forms of ninjutsu. In combat he uses his intangibility defensively, allowing opponents and their attacks to pass through him without harming him, and then as offence he teleports them to his dimension while they are disoriented so that they can no longer bother him. The chakra signatures of those he sends to the other dimension cannot be sensed from outside of it.[68] Despite how useful Kamui is, it isn't without its weaknesses. Because the two aspects of the technique are connected he can't use both at the same time; if he wants to teleport he can't be intangible, leaving him open to attack, and if he wants to be intangible he can't teleport, preventing him from escaping so long as he remains on the defensive.[67]

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Obito using the long-ranged Kamui to save Kakashi.

Because Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan can also use Kamui, his eye remains the only reliable counter to Obito's abilities. Although Kakashi cannot use Kamui against Obito directly,[69] he can use his own access to the other dimension to negate the advantages Obito makes use of: by teleporting attacks or allies to the other dimension at the same moment that Obito's body resides there for defense, he can be attacked successfully.[70] He regains the Sharingan he gave to Kakashi during the Fourth Shinobi World War, allowing him to use the eye to perform rapid, precise long-distance teleportation instead of the physical contact required with his other eye's teleportation.

Rinnegan Edit

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Obito's Rinnegan.

Obito takes the Rinnegan – having originally belonged to Madara – from Nagato's body after he dies and implants it in his left eye socket.[71] Although he used only one eye and was not its original owner, Obito nevertheless gained a great deal of power from it. In theory, he can perform all of the Six Paths Techniques with the Rinnegan, but he is only ever seen using abilities of the Outer Path: he can summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, create chakra chains to restrain targets,[72] and use Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique to revive the dead in exchange for his life.

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Obito with his Six Paths of Pain reincarnated jinchūriki.

Like Nagato before him, Obito uses the Rinnegan to create his Six Paths of Pain, composed of the six reincarnated jinchūriki with their respective tailed beasts sealed back into their bodies. He controls them each with a single chakra receiver embedded into their bodies. Each jinchūriki had the same eye-pattern as him – a right Sharingan (which granted them its predictive abilities) and a left Rinnegan – allowing him to share their vision and coordinate their movements. The effort required to not only maintain this coordination but to keep the tailed beasts under his control prevents Obito from manifesting any of the Six Paths Techniques in his Six Paths of Pain.[73]

Ultimately, Madara took back his left eye back from Obito, leaving him unable to use its various powers.

Intelligence Edit

From Madara, Obito learned much about the world, individual people in it, and different abilities from throughout history. As such, it is difficult to surprise him in combat because he already knows tactics ninja from certain villages are likely to use, what weaknesses to take advantage of in different opponents, and how to counter most jutsu.[74] On those infrequent occasions when he encounters something new, he calmly keeps his distance and observes carefully until he devises the best approach to neutralising it. His insight enables him to plan years in advance, accurately predicting the course of nations and knowing just how to manipulate them to his advantage.[75] If any plan of his should fail for whatever reason, he can formulate a backup plan quickly and without being inconvenienced, proving tremendous strategic and tactical ingenuity.

Body Modifications Edit

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Obito's body modifications.

The right side of his body was badly damaged during the mission in Kusagakure, even resulting in the loss of his right arm. To heal his body and replace the limb, Madara outfitted Obito with the same substance that the White Zetsu are made of.[76] With it his chakra reserves are boosted, he can perform Wood Release, and he gains certain advantages of Hashirama Senju's DNA. He also enjoys several physical augmentations, such as great durability to attacks, rapid healing,[77] and the ability to survive without food or water. His artificial limb is very strong, able to punch through boulders.[11] If this or another limb is damaged beyond repair, they are easily removed and replaced with the same material.[78]

Jinchūriki Transformations Edit

Main article: Jinchūriki Forms

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Obito's controlled jinchūriki transformation.

Obito seals the Ten-Tails into his body during the Fourth Shinobi World War, becoming its jinchūriki. Upon becoming a jinchūriki all of the previous damage to his body is healed and he becomes stronger, faster,[28] and nearly impervious to damage.[79] He initially lacks control of his mind after the sealing, causing him to literally swell with the Ten-Tails' chakra and react relentlessly to all threats until he can pull himself together.[40] Once he does, Obito becomes stronger than the original Ten-Tails because he is able to focus its immeasurable power,[80] leaving so-called God of Shinobi unable to compete with him.[81] As the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito can levitate and create chakra arms.[82][83] He can produce trees through which he can fire Tailed Beast Balls and, later, create and control the Ten-Tails' tree form in preparation for performing the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[84][85] He is unable to use Kamui's intangibility while a jinchūriki, however.[86]

Truth-Seeking Ball Edit

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Obito emerges from the Amaterasu unscathed.

As the Ten Tails' jinchūriki, Obito is able to use Truth-Seeking Balls, ten black orbs comprised of all five basic nature transformations,[79] Yin–Yang Release, and the Six Paths Chakra. The balls are his primary weapons and generally float behind him in a halo-like formation. The black chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as high speed projectiles, protective barriers, explosives, and various weapons, including a shakujō reminiscent of the Sage of the Six Paths'.[28] He can even recreate the Sage's Sword of Nunoboko, with which Obito claims he can lay waste to the world.[87] With his complete control over the Ten-Tails' power, Obito can apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu the balls come in contact with.[88] Even after the Ten-Tails is removed from his body, Obito retains a limited ability to use the malleable chakra.[89]

Stats Edit

These stats reflect Obito's abilities at the time of his "death":

Databook Ninjutsu Taijutsu Genjutsu Intelligence Strength Speed Stamina Hand seals Total
Second 3 2 1.5 1 2 3 2.5 3 18

Part II Edit

Kazekage Rescue Mission Edit

Main article: Kazekage Rescue Mission As Tobi, he assisted Zetsu with locating Sasori's body. Once he found it and took Sasori's ring, he expressed his belief that he would now be able to join Akatsuki. They next tracked down Deidara's disembodied arm with its ring still attached. Tobi initially believed Deidara had also died, only for Deidara to appear before them shortly afterwards. Tobi was somewhat relieved to see him, but was concerned for both his well-being and capability, provoking Deidara to strangle him with his legs.

Three-Tails' Appearance Edit

Main article: Three-Tails' Appearance

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Tobi and Deidara confront the Three-Tails.

Tobi was indeed accepted into Akatsuki as Sasori's replacement, partnered with Deidara. He was assigned to capture the Three-Tails. In the anime, Deidara treated Tobi to some dango before the mission, a ploy to get him to remove his mask. He turned away while he ate, preventing Deidara from seeing anything. They split up after eating and Tobi eventually found Konoha shinobi using the Four-Corner Sealing Barrier, which he deduced was meant to seal the Three-Tails. He informed Deidara of his discovery and they approached and killed the two Anbu put in charge of the sealing.

When they located the Three-Tails, Tobi tried to convince Deidara to fight it in his place. When the Three-Tails chased Tobi, Deidara used his Exploding Clay on it while it's distracted. The rest of the battle went unseen. After they defeated the Three-Tails, Tobi claimed responsibility for the beast's capture, saying his technique was flawless and that it made sense to assign him to the mission. Deidara retorted that it was actually his clay that defeated the Three-Tails. Tobi, unconvinced, fell asleep during Deidara's argument. Deidara "woke him up" by detonating a clay bomb next to him.

When they got the Three-Tails to an Akatsuki base, the Akatsuki members convened and sealed it. When they were done, they also sealed the Two-Tails (the Two-Tails is sealed before the Three-Tails' capture in the anime).

Itachi Pursuit Mission Edit

Main article: Itachi Pursuit Mission When Akatsuki assembled to extract the Four-Tails, they were informed that their former member, Orochimaru, had been killed by Sasuke Uchiha. Deidara was angry that Sasuke killed Orochimaru before he had his own chance to and so, after the Four-Tails was sealed, resolved to kill Sasuke instead. Tobi accompanied him. When they located Sasuke, Tobi approached him first and was immediately attacked. He briefly pretended to be killed and then complimented Sasuke's speed. Having served the role of a distraction well, Tobi sat back as Deidara attacked Sasuke, occasionally offering assistance by planting Deidara's explosives around the area. Deidara became increasingly desperate during their battle, forcing Tobi to retreat to a safe distance to escape the effects of his C4. Ultimately, Deidara resorted to using C0, killing himself and catching Tobi in the blast. Zetsu reported Tobi's and Deidara's deaths to Akatsuki.

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Tobi vows to remind the world of "Madara Uchiha's" power.

Shortly afterwards, Tobi met with Pain and Konan in Amegakure. He expressed his satisfaction with Sasuke's development, adding that, because Itachi's death was imminent, they would be able to approach him soon. He also remarked on Naruto Uzumaki and how impressed he was by his performance against Kakuzu. He instructed Pain to capture Naruto for the Nine-Tails sealed within him, but warned him not to underestimate Naruto. He departed, remarking that his, Madara Uchiha's plans, would soon be complete. Tobi continued to keep tabs on Sasuke as he moved into confrontation with Itachi.

Fated Battle Between Brothers Edit

Main article: Fated Battle Between Brothers When a group of Konoha ninja were about to interfere with Sasuke and Itachi's fight, Tobi intercepted them, keeping them busy until Zetsu reported Sasuke's victory.

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Tobi slightly taking off his mask.

Because the Konoha ninja heard Zetsu's report, Tobi quickly teleported to Sasuke's location and escaped with his unconscious body. He treated Sasuke's injuries and waited for him to wake up. When he does, Tobi introduced himself as Madara Uchiha and exposed his right Sharingan to prove his identity. This triggered an Amaterasu in Sasuke's left eye against Tobi. Tobi retreated into the darkness while he put out the flames, returning with his mask back on to muse about how far Itachi would go to protect Sasuke. Sasuke was confused, so Tobi divulged the Uchiha's history – though he denied his involvement in the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha – and the truth surrounding Itachi's role in the Uchiha Clan Downfall. Sasuke was overwhelmed with grief for having killed Itachi and resolved to avenge him by destroying Konoha.

Six-Tails Unleashed Edit

Main article: Six-Tails Unleashed In the anime, Tobi and the other members of Akatsuki gather to seal the Six-Tails.

Pain's Assault Edit

Main article: Pain's Assault

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Tobi shows his face to Kisame.

Because they had a shared interest in destroying Konoha, Tobi convinced Sasuke and his team, Taka, to start working with Akatsuki. Before Akastuki could offer its assistance, Tobi assigned Taka the task of capturing the Eight-Tails, one of the two remaining tailed beasts. After Taka left, Tobi met with Kisame, consoling him over Itachi's death and revealing his face, allowing Kisame to recognise him as the former Mizukage. Tobi also met with Zetsu and they discussed how much easier their plans would be now that Itachi was dead. Zetsu questioned Akatsuki's recent actions, specifically the loss of five members, but Tobi insisted it had all been worth it to gain Sasuke's loyalty.

Taka later delivered the Eight-Tails' jinchūriki, Killer B, to Tobi. The remaining members of Akatsuki began the sealing process, but quickly found that it was only one of the Eight-Tails' tentacles disguised as B. Tobi was irritated that Sasuke failed in his mission, but still sealed the tentacle into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path so that it would have at least a fragment of the beast's chakra.

Five Kage Summit Edit

Main article: Five Kage Summit Zetsu reports to Tobi the outcome of Pain's mission to capture Naruto: although Konoha has been destroyed, Naruto was not captured. What's more, Pain (Nagato) gave his life to perform the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique and revive the villagers he killed. Upset by yet more setbacks, Tobi assigns Kisame to capture B and tracks down Sasuke and Taka on their way to attack Konoha. He informs them that they are too late since the village is already gone and adds that they still owe Akatsuki for their failure to catch the Eight-Tails. While they are speaking, Zetsu reports that Danzō is to be the next Hokage and that he will be attending the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron.

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Tobi arrives to talk to Naruto.

Tobi sees a compromise: Danzō was a conspirator in the Uchiha's assassination, and if Sasuke were to kill him during the Kage Summit that would serve Tobi's purposes. Sasuke agrees to the arrangement and is escorted to the Land of Iron by Zetsu. Once he and Taka get there, however, Tobi instructs Zetsu to reveal their presence to the assembled Kage. While Taka is placed against the Kage's combined might, Tobi meets with Naruto - who is also in the Land of Iron - in an effort to understand Nagato's change of heart. Kakashi Hatake and Yamato confront him, but Tobi doesn't want to fight, instead telling them about the Sage of the Six Paths, the truth of the Uchiha clan, and Sasuke's descent into darkness. They doubt the validity of what he tells them, but he is unconcerned and leaves shortly afterwards.

As Sasuke is about to be killed by the Kage, Tobi rescues him. He sends Sasuke away, sending Karin with him so she can heal his injuries. Though disappointed that Sasuke was not more of a match for the Kage, Tobi is nevertheless happy by the development of Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan. Telling the Kage and those in attendance that he is Madara Uchiha, he explains the Eye of the Moon Plan to them and concludes by asking for their support by giving him Killer B and Naruto. The Kage refuse, so Tobi declares war on them all before disappearing.

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Tobi fighting Fū and Torune.

Tobi intercepts Danzō while he is fleeing the Summit. He is attacked by Danzō's bodyguards, Fū Yamanaka and Torune Aburame, but, other than the loss of an arm to Torune's rinkaichū, Tobi easily disposes of both. With Danzō alone, Tobi teleports Sasuke and Karin to their location to fulfil his promise of letting Sasuke kill him. Tobi observes the battle and is glad when Sasuke is finally able to fully develop Susanoo. When Sasuke emerges victorious, Tobi approaches the dying Danzō to take Shisui's eye, which was implanted in Danzō's right eye-socket. Danzō activates the Reverse Four Symbols Sealing Technique in an attempt to take Tobi and Sasuke with him, but they are able to get out of range in time. Tobi collects Danzō's body and suggests that Sasuke take some time to rest.

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Tobi fixing his arm.

At his lab, Tobi discovers that Danzō destroyed Shisui's Sharingan before he died. Cursing him, Tobi gets a new arm and makes plans to retrieve Nagato's Rinnegan to prepare for war. Before he can leave, Zetsu informs him of Sasuke's fight with Naruto. Tobi interrupts them and advises Sasuke to save the fight for another time in light of Sasuke's deteriorating vision. Once back at the Mountains' Graveyard, Tobi restores Sasuke's vision at his request by implanting him with Itachi's eyes, then leaves him to recuperate.

Fourth Shinobi World War: CountdownEdit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown

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Tobi being blackmailed into an alliance with Kabuto.

As he is leaving the Mountains' Graveyard, Tobi is confronted by Kabuto Yakushi who requests to ally with Tobi in the coming war. Tobi declines and attacks him, prompting Kabuto to use the Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation to revive five deceased members of Akatsuki (Sasori, Deidara, Itachi, Nagato, and Kakuzu). Kabuto offers them as pawns to be used on the battlefield, and all he asks in return is to be given Sasuke. Tobi contemplates refusal, to which Kabuto responds by reviving Madara Uchiha. Horrified that Kabuto knows that Madara is actually dead, Tobi is forced to accept an alliance, but sets the condition that Sasuke will not be turned over until after the war. Kabuto agrees and sends the summons away. Tobi escorts Kabuto into his hideout so he can assess his battle strength and reformulate his plans for war.

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Tobi confronting Konan.

Tobi later infiltrates Amegakure to acquire Nagato's corpse. He is immediately confronted by Konan. Tobi tries to buy back her cooperation by informing her of his involvement in Yahiko's creation of Akatsuki, but she doesn't believe him. Konan turns into paper and engulfs Tobi, hoping to use the exploding tags mingled with her paper in order to sacrifice herself and kill him. Tobi realises what she's up to in time and warps the explosion away – saving both of their lives – but loses his right arm. Konan tries another attack, detonating a constant series of six hundred billion paper explosives.

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Tobi surviving Konan's attack after using Izanagi.

The explosions go on for a period of ten minutes, longer than Tobi can remain intangible for. He therefore uses his left Sharingan to perform Izanagi to survive the attack. Unaware of this and thinking he's dead, Konan lowers her guard, allowing Tobi to sneak up behind her and stab her. He asks what it is about Naruto that could have caused her and Nagato to betray him in the way that they have, to which she responds that Naruto is the light that will build a bridge to peace. Tobi avows himself as the darkness that crushes Naruto's light and places her under a genjutsu to extract the location of Nagato's body before he kills her. When Tobi finds Nagato's body, he sees Nagato smiling at him, which he interprets as continued betrayal. He shuts Nagato's eyes before teleporting the body away.

After replacing his left Sharingan with one of Nagato's Rinnegan, Tobi receives a report from Kisame about the location of Naruto and Killer B. Kabuto offers to capture them for him as a sign of good faith. He ultimately fails, but does manage to bring back Yamato, who he can use strengthen the White Zetsu Army. Tobi finds this a fair alternative.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

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Tobi's forces mobilise.

When preparations are complete the thousands of Zetsu and many of Kabuto's reincarnated ninja mobilise, initiating the Fourth Shinobi World War. In the confusion, Kabuto also captures Anko Mitarashi outside the Mountains' Graveyard. Tobi suspects that Kabuto led her to their hideout and believes Kabuto plans to have Akatsuki and the Allied Shinobi Forces destroy each other. Although confident that this will not happen, Tobi orders Kabuto to kill Anko. Kabuto refuses on the grounds that he can use Anko to make the Impure World Reincarnation stronger, something that is in Tobi's best interests. Tobi remains uneasy about Kabuto and has White Zetsu plant spores on him so that his actions can be monitored.

He later learns that Naruto and B have left their confinement and joined the battle. With things moving towards their conclusion, Tobi goes to the location of the First Division where he summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. While the Statue decimates the Division, Tobi seeks out the Benihisago and the Kohaku no Jōhei, which contain the reincarnated Gold and Silver Brothers. Darui and Shikamaru conclude that he plans to make use of the brothers' Nine-Tails chakra as part of his plans and try to stop him. He compliments them on guessing his intentions and has the Statue attack them while he escapes with the two items.

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Tobi's Six Paths of Pain.

As dawn breaks on the second day of the war, Tobi stands behind his own Six Paths of Pain, comprised from the reincarnated jinchūriki.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Tobi leads the Six Paths towards Killer B and Naruto. Naruto headbutts Tobi as soon as they meet, to which Tobi only responds by pointing out that Naruto couldn't even scratch his mask. Naruto notices his new Rinnegan and remarks that it is the same as the "other" Madara's. Realising that Kabuto has revealed his secret, Tobi quietly curses Kabuto before shedding his Madara-identity, embracing the role of "nobody".

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Tobi orders the jinchūriki to attack.

Tobi has his Six Paths engage Naruto and a transformed Killer B. B levels the area in an attempt to force Tobi away while he seals the six jinchūriki, which Tobi counters by having the jinchūriki enter Version 2 forms. As the jinchūriki overwhelm Naruto and B, Tobi takes advantage of Naruto's distraction and nearly captures him, only to be parried by Might Guy and Kakashi Hatake. In the confusion of their appearance, the Five-Tails breaks free of Tobi's control but he promptly subdues it. He then forces the Four-Tails and Six-Tails to fully transform in an attempt to stack the odds in his favour. The Four-Tails is able to swallow Naruto, leading Tobi to believe that Naruto is out of commission. Instead, the Four-Tails manages to communicate to Naruto how Tobi is controlling it. Naruto escapes from its mouth, locates the chakra receiver embedded in the Four-Tails' flesh, and removes it.

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Tobi moving on with his plan.

With the Four-Tails free, Tobi quickly summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to reseal the beast. He has the remaining jinchūriki transform into their respective tailed beasts to try and finally bring the situation under his control. Despite the overwhelming power of the five tailed beasts, Naruto, working in full cooperation with the Nine-Tails, is able to neutralise all of them and release them from Tobi's influence. Like the Four-Tails, Tobi seals them back into the Statue. Despite the setbacks, Tobi remains confident that he will emerge victorious.

Sometime later, the revived bodies of the jinchūriki, having been kept restrained by a transformed Killer B, are released from the effects of the Impure World Reincarnation, causing them to once again become lifeless corpses. As this could only mean that Kabuto has failed, Tobi realises that time is running out. With no other option he tosses the Benihisago and the Kohaku no Jōhei into the Demonic Statue's mouth which, in addition to the Eight-Tails' tentacle from the fake Killer B, completes the set of the nine tailed beasts, initiating the Ten-Tails' revival.

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Tobi struck by Naruto's teleported Rasengan.

While the Demonic Statue undergoes its regeneration into the Ten-Tails, Tobi protects it from Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi. Despite their combined efforts they are unable to get passed Tobi or damage him. Tobi is even able to turn some of their own attacks against them, such as a lightning-infused kunai that Kakashi is forced to send away with Kamui. After this latter exchange, however, Kakashi notices that Tobi's mask takes damage. Unable to attribute the damage to any of their attacks, Kakashi tests a theory: Naruto attacks Tobi with a Rasengan, and when it appears to pass through Tobi, Kakashi targets the Rasengan with Kamui. Tobi's arm is then damaged. Kakashi concludes that his Kamui and Tobi's ability share the same dimension; that attacks sent to the dimension at the same moment that Tobi has transported his body parts there for safety will do damage to Tobi.

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Naruto shattering Tobi's mask.

Now that they have a strategy to use against Tobi, Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi begin to coordinate their efforts. One of Naruto's shadow clones attacks Tobi, but the attack appears to fail and the clone disappears. The real Naruto attacks immediately afterwards with a Tailed Beast Ball, which Tobi avoids by retreating to the other dimension. There he finds Naruto's shadow clone waiting for him, having been sent there by Kakashi's Kamui. Before he has a chance to react he is hit in the face with a Rasengan, shattering his mask. His face revealed, Kakashi and Guy recognize him as their former teammate Obito Uchiha.

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Obito attacking Kakashi.

Kakashi is devastated to learn that Obito is not only alive but is now one of the world's worst criminals. Before he can find out how Obito survived, the reincarnated Madara Uchiha arrives at Obito's side. Seeing the Demonic Statue, Madara chides Obito for reviving the Ten-Tails prematurely and reviving him in the state he is in. Obito informs him of Nagato's betrayal before returning to him his gunbai and directing him to Naruto and B. While Madara goes after them, Obito fights Kakashi. He ignores Kakashi's pleas for an explanation and nearly kills him, stopped only by Naruto. When Kakashi gets over his initial shock and starts to fight seriously, Obito sends him away with Kamui. This is part of Kakashi's plan, as through a combination of efforts Naruto and Killer B nearly destroy the Demonic Statue. But the attack comes a moment too late, and from the smoke emerges the Ten-Tails. Obito and Madara take position atop the Ten-Tails' head and attach themselves to it so they can control its actions.

Because they no longer need Naruto or B, they direct the Ten-Tails to kill them. The combined Allied Shinobi Forces arrive in time to stop the attack. The Allies collaborate against the Ten-Tails and succeed in restraining it, but the Ten-Tails matures to its next form and releases itself. Though this was countered easily enough, they have the Ten-Tails destroy the Allied Shinobi Forces' Headquarters to prevent future collaborations. Madara remarks that the battle is more difficult than it should be and blames Obito's deviations from the original plan, namely not bringing Madara back to life in the correct way. Obito replies that he never trusted Madara would keep his word and that he now follows his own version of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Obito uses the beast as a medium to fire off several wooden projectiles into the assembled Alliance. Many die, including Neji Hyūga, which Obito uses to try and encourage the Alliance and, specifically, Naruto of the futility of their resistance. Naruto and the Allies refuse to be broken by their shared loss and instead unite for yet another attack, successfully separating the Ten-Tails from Madara and Obito's control. Madara and Obito join forces against the shinobi army, but now have the unrestrained Ten-Tails to contend with.

End of Kakashi vs Obito

Obito and Kakashi impale each other.

The Ten-Tails prepares to use Tenpenchii, which Kakashi attempts to stop with Kamui. Obito intercepts him and together they relocate to the other dimension. With nobody to interrupt them, Kakashi again tries to speak with him, and Obito finally starts to answer some of his questions, explicitly stating Kakashi should feel no guilt for killing Rin so many years ago. Kakashi tries to explain, but Obito saves him the trouble, saying he already knows the circumstances surrounding Rin's death and that it was Rin's idea to die, which is what led him to despair at the world that forced Rin to kill herself. Kakashi persists that what Obito is doing is wrong, but Obito continues to rebuff him. In an ensuing fight, he allows Kakashi to stab him through the heart with a lightning-infused kunai (This is actually a simple way of removing the Forbidden Individual Curse Tag Madara placed on him years ago). Obito gives Kakashi a non-fatal stab in return which causes him to fall to the ground and allows to Obito return to the real world.

Obito Sealing Technique

Obito sealing the Ten-Tails.

Badly injured, Obito teleports to the top of the Ten-Tails. Madara senses his return and his weakened state and exerts his control over Obito to try and force him to perform the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique and bring him back to life. Before the technique can be completed the Allies try to eliminate Obito, including a reincarnated Minato, who is able to teleport to Obito's location using the same Flying Thunder God seal he branded Obito with years earlier. Minato and Obito only recognise each other after Obito has been cut down. Madara admits defeat, but not because Obito is dead: Obito, already beyond Madara's influence, was sealing the Ten-Tails into his body, a process he completed in time.

Obito attacks Hashirama and Tobirama

Obito attacking the reincarnated Hokage.

Now the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito begins attacking the other reincarnated Hokage, using his new abilities to overpower them and all others with ease. Attacks do not affect him and his Truth-Seeking Balls overcome every defence that is placed against him. The Allies' only advantage is Obito's lack of control; the Ten-Tails' power physically distorts his body and some inner struggle deprives of any discretion or precision in his actions. Deep within his mind, Obito fights to rein in the Ten-Tails and keep it from tearing him apart. By focusing on a picture of his old team, he is able to subjugate the Ten-Tails' power.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Edit

Main article: Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki He hones the Ten-Tails, composes himself, and begins a methodical attack against the Allied Shinobi, nullifying every jutsu they use against him. In a blind gamble, Gamakichi uses Starch Syrup Gun against Obito, which is the first attack to not be completely nullified. Naruto realizes that, despite all of Obito's new powers, he remains vulnerable to senjutsu.

With the moon nearing the optimal position to perform the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Obito begins making final preparations. He traps the Alliance in a barrier and creates an enormous tree with four flowers, each flower charging a Tailed Beast Ball. The balls are fired at the shinobi forces but Naruto and Minato teleport everyone to safety. After repelling the two's senjutsu-fueled counterattack, Obito summons the tree form of the Ten-Tails and has it absorb the chakra of nearby ninja, taking their chakra and killing many. Obito uses this rising death toll to shatter the determination of the Shinobi Alliance, offering them mercy if they stop fighting and allow themselves to enter the infinite dream. Naruto is nearly shattered, but is galvanized by Sasuke's refusal to surrender and he rallies the shinobi forces.

Obito loses power

The tailed beasts being extracted from Obito.

Naruto and Sasuke join forces, combining their own senjutsu abilities against him to increasingly greater effect. Obito, who is fighting both the shinobi alliance by controlling the tree and Naruto and Sasuke personally, becomes frustrated with their continued attacks and Naruto's denial of his way of thinking. Obito forms the Sword of Nunoboko, intending to use it to strike all of them down for good. Naruto and Sasuke enlist the aid of their classmates from Konoha to help them with a combined attack against Obito. It is all too much for Obito and he begins to lose control of the Ten-Tails' chakra, giving the Alliance a chance to pull it from his body. During this time, Naruto enters Obito's consciousness through their linked chakras and begins to reason with him. Though he tries to resist the pull of both Naruto's words and the Shinobi Alliance's grip on his chakra, the chakra of the nine tailed beasts is removed from him and he falls to the ground, his power and transformation gone and his battle lost.

Black Zetsu coats Obito

Black Zetsu forcing Obito to revive Madara.

As Obito lies helpless, Kakashi finally returns from Kamui's dimension with the resolve to kill him. Minato stops him and explains it's no longer necessary, as Obito's defeat by Naruto has finally shown him that he was wrong all this time and that deep down, he was living a lie fighting for the Infinite Tsukuyomi. As the Alliance begins shifting their attention to Madara, who is fighting elsewhere, Obito decides to use the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique to revive everyone he's killed as atonement for his sins. As he is performing the technique, Black Zetsu emerges from underground and forces him to change targets, reviving Madara instead. Black Zetsu tries to take the Rinnegan Obito is using also, but realises it will not be able to get away from Kakashi and Minato. Obito explains to them what he has been forced to do and pleads with them to destroy his Rinnegan at any cost. While he struggles against Black Zetsu's control, the Demonic Statue is summoned from Obito's body, sapping what little energy he has left and enabling Black Zetsu to overpower him.

Obito shoves his hand into Madara

Obito betrays Madara.

Obito later manages to reassert control of his body just before Black Zetsu can transfer the Rinnegan and half of the Nine-Tails' chakra (taken from Minato) to Madara, who has already regained the Rinnegan Obito hid away and become the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki. Madara tries to convince Obito of the error he is making and lets his guard down while he gives Obito another chance. Obito opts instead to stab Madara, and in the process steals fragments of the One-Tail and Eight-Tails' chakra, embracing his identity as Obito Uchiha for the first time in years. Because Obito has all of the pieces that Madara still needs for his plans, his escape becomes paramount. Kakashi uses Kamui on him while he also uses it on himself, allowing him to flee to the other dimension before Madara can stop him.

Obito seals Yin Kurama into Naruto

Obito sealing the Nine-Tails' chakra into Naruto.

In the other dimension, Obito finds Sakura and Naruto, the former performing emergency life support on the latter because of the removal of the Nine-Tails from his body. Although she is skeptical of Obito, she allows him to seal the tailed beasts' chakra he has into Naruto since it's the only chance of saving him. When Naruto recovers, Obito sends Naruto back to the real world to fight. He then asks Sakura to destroy his Rinnegan. Before she can go through with it Madara arrives, having stolen Kakashi's Sharingan so that he could confront Obito. Obito teleports Sakura away so that Madara couldn't kill her. Because Obito is out of options, Madara gets one last thing off his chest: he orchestrated Rin's death all those years ago in order to gain Obito's cooperation. With that said, Black Zetsu takes control of Obito's body.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Edit

Main article: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes

Sasuke runs towards Obito & Sakura

Obito and Sakura attempting to rescue Sasuke.

Obito awakens later to find circumstances greatly changed: the Rinnegan is gone, replaced by his original left eye; Black Zetsu is completely gone from his body; the Infinite Tsukuyomi has been cast and the world trapped in a dream; Madara is gone, replaced by Kaguya Ōtsutsuki; only Naruto and Sasuke, with help from Kakashi and Sakura, remain to resist Kaguya; they are now all stuck in a network of Kaguya's Dimensions, lost within which somewhere is Sasuke. After taking all this in, Obito expresses his belief that he can use his two Mangekyō Sharingan to locate Sasuke. Naruto creates an opportunity for Obito and Sakura to infiltrate Kaguya's core dimension and then draws her away while they work. Through a process of trial-and-error – the stress this causes to his body being healed by Sakura – Obito searches through Kaguya's dimensions with Kamui and eventually finds Sasuke.

Obito's final sacrifice

Obito saving Kakashi and Naruto at the cost of his life.

Obito returns Sasuke and Sakura to the dimension where Naruto and Kakashi are. He watches as Naruto and Sasuke fight Kaguya, their combined powers the only ones capable of stopping her. Aware of this, Kaguya relocates them to a dimension with powerful gravity and pins Naruto and Sasuke down while she attacks with All-Killing Ash Bones. Obito and Kakashi, empowered by a shared memory of their past friendship, place themselves in front of Naruto and Sasuke as shields. Because his odyssey began by saving Kakashi from death by a boulder, Obito decides he must now end things by saving Kakashi's life again: he uses his right eye to teleport the attack aimed at Kakashi away, allowing the attack directed at him to connect. Obito's body begins to crumble and there is nothing anyone can do to save him. He warns Kakashi that he will not be around to save him a third time and places his faith for a better world in Naruto before dying with a smile.

Rin and Obito in the afterlife

After dying, Obito's reunites with Rin in the afterlife.

Obito finds himself in the limbo between life and the afterlife. There, he sees Rin waiting for him. Obito apologises for taking so long to join her and also for many of the things he did while she waited for him. Rin assures him that it was okay because he tried his very hardest and that she was always watching him. Though he is eager to start spending time with her, he is worried that Kakashi might do something stupid like die and ruin things between them again. Therefore, he uses Kamui and has his spirit return to the living plane and inhabits Kakashi, imbuing him temporarily with the power of his Mangekyō Sharingan. Kakashi uses them and the resulting Susanoo to provide backup for Naruto and Sasuke, giving them the opening they need to defeat Kaguya. With all scores settled, Obito apologizes to Kakashi one final time for everything and the two part fully reconciled with Obito now free to join Rin in the afterlife.

Legacy Edit

Following Obito's apparent death, Kakashi was left greatly changed by the experience. The Sharingan that Obito gave to Kakashi helped him gain fame throughout the ninja world and earned him the nickname of "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi) for the hundreds of jutsu he copied with the Sharingan. Obito's philosophy about the importance of teammates also guided Kakashi during all his future missions and, once Kakashi was old enough to begin training his own students, became the single most important lesson he wanted them to learn and demonstrate. On a more personal level, Obito's death remained ever in his thoughts and he would often spend his time visiting the Memorial Stone where Obito's name is engraved to reflect on events.

The Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha that Obito was responsible for would end up directing the course of Naruto and Sasuke's lives. Naruto's parents died that night, leaving him an orphan. Like Obito before him, Naruto came to dream of gaining Konoha's acknowledgment by becoming Hokage and pursued that goal against all odds. The suspicion that an Uchiha was behind the attack would ultimately lead to the clan's downfall. Sasuke, the only Uchiha to be spared from death, dedicated his life to taking vengeance against those behind the death of his family at any cost.

Movies Edit

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Edit

Main article: Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Tobi appears before Naruto and Sakura and traps them in the Limited Tsukuyomi, sending them to an alternate reality with the intention of eventually allowing him to extract the Nine-Tails. From their original world, Tobi collaborates with a masked man known as Menma. He sends Menma after Naruto, but that world's Akatsuki arrives to aid Naruto and Sakura. This creates Tobi's opening: he takes control of Menma's body (who is the Naruto of that world) while Naruto is tired from the fight and begins extracting the Nine-Tails. Sakura interrupts him, giving Naruto a chance to retaliate and defeat him. Tobi emerges from Menma's body and tries to attack once more, but is stopped by that world's Minato and Kushina. Giving it up as a lost cause, Tobi ends the Limited Tsukuyomi, letting Naruto and Sakura return to the original world.

Video Games Edit

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

Game name Japanese release English release
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 10 December 2009 11 May 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact 20 October 2011 18 October 2011
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 21 October 2010 19 October 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 18 April 2013 5 March 2013
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations 23 February 2012 13 March 2012
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 11 September 2014 16 September 2014

The above-listed games refer to Obito with his true-personality. In some games, such as Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, the Tobi personality appears as his Awakening Mode. Because of the many outfits he has had throughout the series, he is playable in different costumes in different games, some of which come with their own movesets:

Trivia Edit

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  • Obito makes several cameos before his actual appearance in the series: He is seen in a picture of Team Minato on the cover of chapter 16; The Third Hokage thinks of him in chapter 122 and Naruto episode 72; a flashback of him appears when he's mentioned by Hiruko in Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire.
  • When first meeting Madara, Obito referred to him as "my honourable forefather" (オレのご先祖, ore no gosenzo), which may mean that Obito is a direct descendant of Madara.[90]
  • Tobi can be translated as the i form of "to fly" (飛ぶ, tobu), or as "kite" (鳶). The latter translation connects Tobi with Taka through the Japanese proverb "a hawk born from a kite" (鳶が鷹を生む, tobi ga taka o umu), meaning that an extraordinarily gifted child can be born from ordinary parents.
  • Obito's orange mask appears in the ending omake of Naruto: Shippūden episode 129 along with Baki's face and Haku's mask.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Obito's favourite words were "teamwork" (チームワーク, chīmuwāku) and "comrade" (仲間, nakama).
    • Obito had completed 135 official missions in total: 86 D-rank, 24 C-rank, 24 B-rank, 1 A-rank, 0 S-rank.
    • As "Tobi", his hobby was accompanying "Deidara-senpai", and his favourite phrase was given as "secret (?)" (秘密 (?), himitsu (?)).
  • In video games, such as Ultimate Ninja Impact and Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Obito can use fire techniques even though he wears a mask; the same happens with Kakashi Hatake.
  • In chapter 603 and episode 345 of Naruto: Shippūden anime, a small framed picture depicting a baby Obito being held by his mother and father can be seen hanging on the wall.

Quotes Edit

  • (To Kakashi) "Those who break the rules are trash, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash! If I'm going to be called trash either way, I'd rather break the rules! And if that somehow makes me anything less than a real shinobi, then I'll crush all of the so-called "real" shinobi!"[91]
  • (To Kakashi) "I'm about to… die… but I'll become your eye… and see the future with you."[92]
  • (To Pain and Konan) "The true power of the Sharingan… this is Madara Uchiha's power!" (写輪眼の本当の力が… このうちはマダラの力が!, "Sharingan no hontō no chikara ga… kono Uchiha Madara no chikara ga!")[93]
  • (Thinking to himself) "The moment people come to know love, they run the risk of carrying hate."[94]
  • (To Naruto and Killer B) " I'm no one… I don't want to be anyone. All I care about is completing the Eye of the Moon Plan. This world is completely worthless… there is nothing left in it but misery."[95]
  • (Thinking to himself) "You remind me of myself… Naruto… yeah… just like when I was young… but, that'll all change with time…"[96]
  • (To Kakashi) "Look! There is nothing in my heart! I don't even feel pain!! You don't have to feel guilty, Kakashi. This windhole was opened by this hell of a world."[97]
  • (To Madara) "Now I finally realised that faking one's name and letting others do everything for you is different than entrusting something to one's comrades. I'm not you. The current me is the one who wanted to become Hokage: Obito Uchiha!"[98]
  • (Last words, to Naruto) "You'll probably have to suffer again from now on… but don't change, keep going your way. You told me that you never change your words… that's your ninja way. Right? Naruto, become Hokage… at all costs."[99]

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  85. Chapter 645
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  87. Chapter 651, pages 5-7
  88. Chapter 642
  89. Chapter 665, page 17
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  93. Chapter 364, page 18
  94. Chapter 416, page 15
  95. Chapter 564, pages 13-14
  96. Chapter 611, page 7-8
  97. Chapter 629, page 17
  98. Chapter 665, pages 18-19
  99. Chapter 687, page 13-14

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