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{{translation|'''Sasuke Uchiha'''|うちはサスケ|Uchiha Sasuke}} is one of the main characters and the deuteragonist of the ''[[Naruto Series|Naruto]]'' series. He was a [[genin]]-level [[shinobi]] of [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Team 7]], but later defected from the village becoming a [[missing-nin]], an affiliate of [[Akatsuki]] and is now considered an international criminal. He is also one of the two remaining living [[Uchiha]].
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{{translation|'''Sasuke Uchiha'''|うちはサスケ|Uchiha Sasuke}} is one of the last surviving members of [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Uchiha clan]] and the current reincarnation of [[Indra]]. He became a [[shinobi]] so he could someday grow strong enough to exact revenge against his older brother, [[Itachi]], who had [[Uchiha Clan Massacre|slaughtered their entire clan]]. Initially a member of Konoha's [[Team 7]], Sasuke defected from the village to obtain power from [[Orochimaru]], and later also joined [[Akatsuki]], becoming an international criminal in the process. He later proves instrumental in ending the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] in order to achieve his own goal of revolution, but is finally defeated and redeemed once more by his best friend, [[Naruto Uzumaki]]. He is then officially excused of his crimes because of his involvement in dispelling the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]]. Years after the [[Fourth Shinobi World War|Fourth Shinobi War]], he forms his own [[Sarada Uchiha|family]] with [[Sakura Haruno]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
 
[[File:Infant Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Sasuke as an infant.]]
 
[[File:Infant Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Sasuke as an infant.]]
Sasuke is the second and youngest son of the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] captain and Uchiha clan head: [[Fugaku Uchiha]], and his wife [[Mikoto]]. Mikoto named him after the [[Sasuke Sarutobi|father]] of the [[Third Hokage]] in hopes that he would grow up to be a great ninja like his namesake.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 11</ref> As a child, Sasuke grew up in the shadow of his older brother, [[Itachi Uchiha]] who was an acknowledged prodigy viewed by the Uchiha clan as a genius, and whose work would further strengthen the bonds between the village and the clan. Sasuke's father in particular took an active interest in Itachi, thereby neglecting Sasuke. Itachi, on the other hand, was rather ambivalent and full of oddly conflicting undercurrents, acknowledging Sasuke by taking interest in his progress as a ninja and spending time playing with him when even their father did not. Even after Sasuke enrolled in the [[Academy]], he was still unable to escape Itachi's shadow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 221, page 6</ref> Despite consistently scoring at the top of every class, Sasuke failed to receive any recognition from his father, who defined Sasuke's success only in terms of his older brother.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 221, page 13</ref> Itachi acknowledged the rivalry Sasuke felt telling him: "''We are brothers. I am the wall you must climb over, so you and I will continue to exist together.''" Nevertheless, Itachi deeply cared for his younger brother and Sasuke looked up to Itachi, wanting to be more like him.
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Sasuke is the second and youngest son of the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] captain and Uchiha clan head: [[Fugaku Uchiha]], and his wife [[Mikoto]] and the first of [[Indra]]'s [[reincarnation]]s to be born into the [[Shinobi Organisational System|era of relative peace]]. Mikoto named him after the [[Sasuke Sarutobi|father]] of the [[Third Hokage]] in hopes that he would grow up to be a great ninja like his name's sake.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 11</ref> During his early childhood, Sasuke greatly admired his older brother [[Itachi]], wanting to be more like him. Even though would often be too busy to hang out with Sasuke, would enjoy what little quality time they could together. In the anime, they even made a game collecting paw prints of cats together.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 189</ref> Sasuke also shared a similar closeness to [[Shisui Uchiha]].<ref>''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', OVA cutscene</ref> Despite his love for Itachi, Sasuke constantly lived in his older sibling's shadow, who was an acknowledged prodigy viewed by the Uchiha as a genius, and whose work would further strengthen the bonds between the village and the clan. Sasuke's father in particular took an active interest in Itachi, thereby neglecting Sasuke. Itachi, on the other hand, was rather ambivalent and full of oddly conflicting undercurrents, acknowledging Sasuke by taking interest in his progress as a ninja and spending time playing with him when even their father did not. Even in the [[Academy]], Sasuke was still unable to escape Itachi's shadow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 221, page 6</ref> Despite consistently scoring at the top of every class, Sasuke failed to receive any recognition from his father beyond comparing his success to his older brother.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 221, page 13</ref> Itachi acknowledged the rivalry Sasuke felt telling him: "''We are brothers. I am the wall you must climb over, so you and I will continue to exist together.''"
   
[[File:Itachi and Sasuke young.png|thumb|right|Sasuke and Itachi when they were younger.]]
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[[File:Itachi and Sasuke young.png|thumb|Sasuke and Itachi when they were younger.]]
The relationship between Itachi and his father deteriorated further after Itachi was questioned by other members of the Uchiha clan regarding the apparent suicide of his best friend, [[Shisui]]. As Itachi's behaviour became increasingly bizarre, Sasuke's father began spending more time with Sasuke, and began teaching him the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|Great Fireball Technique]], a common family technique seen as a sign of coming of age in the Uchiha clan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 223, page 10</ref> When Sasuke first tried to perform the technique, he only produced a small flame and after that, some smoke. His father said that Itachi was able to do it on his first try at Sasuke's age, which disappointed him. Later, with one week of training, Sasuke (age 7 at the time) performed the technique in front of his father, proving himself a prodigy as well in his own right and finally receiving his father's recognition. Sasuke's father told him that he could now proudly wear the clan's emblem on his back. Following this, Sasuke also received a stern warning not to follow in Itachi's footsteps any further, surprising him as before, he was told to be like him; and his father showing he was proud of Sasuke for the first time the same way as he used to with Itachi.
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When Sasuke was at age 7, the relationship between Itachi and his father deteriorated after Itachi was questioned by other members of the Uchiha clan regarding the apparent suicide of his best friend, [[Shisui]]. As Itachi's behaviour became increasingly bizarre, Sasuke's father began spending more time with Sasuke, and began teaching him the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|Great Fireball Technique]], a common family technique seen as a sign of coming of age in the Uchiha clan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 223, page 10</ref> When Sasuke first tried to perform the technique, he only produced a small flame and after that, some smoke. His father said that Itachi was able to do it on his first try at Sasuke's age, which disappointed him. Later, with one week of training, Sasuke performed the technique in front of his father, proving himself a prodigy as well in his own right and finally receiving his father's individual recognition rather than comparison to Itachi. Sasuke's father told him that he could now proudly wear the clan's emblem on his back. Following this, Sasuke also received a stern warning not to follow in Itachi's footsteps any further, surprising him as before, he was told to be like him; and his father showing he was proud of Sasuke for the first time the same way as he used to with Itachi.
   
At some point in the past, Sasuke joined Itachi on a mission to catch a wild boar. Sasuke was wielding a bow and was told by Itachi not to hit any vital points. However, Sasuke missed the boar completely. Eventually they defeated the boar and Sasuke apologised for being so off, Itachi responded by telling him that he needed to train more.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, pages 9-12, 17</ref>
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At some point in the past, Sasuke joined Itachi on a mission to catch a wild boar. Sasuke was wielding a bow and was told by Itachi not to hit any vital points. However, Sasuke missed the boar completely. Eventually they defeated the boar and Sasuke apologised for his bad aiming, Itachi responded by telling him that he needed to train more.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, pages 9-12, 17</ref>
   
 
On one fateful night, Itachi [[Uchiha clan massacre|slew every member of the Uchiha clan]], sparing only Sasuke, saying that he was not even worth killing. In addition, Itachi told him, "''You've always wanted to surpass me. That's why I'm going to let you live… if you wish to kill me, then hate me, despise me… and by all means flee, cling to your wretched life.''" Itachi also revealed to Sasuke where the [[Naka Shrine|secret meeting place of the Uchiha]] was hidden, and suggested that Sasuke go there to learn what the true history and purpose of the [[Sharingan]] was. He told him that "''to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan,''" he "''had to kill the person he was closest to''", and that "''when we battle, we should have the same eyes''". Sasuke thought he had fainted after this, but later remembered that he had managed to stand back up, awaken his Sharingan, and pursued Itachi. Upon reaching Itachi, he used knives to knock off his [[forehead protector]]. Itachi was seen shedding a tear as he was picking up the forehead protector. He then proceeded to incapacitate Sasuke, who awoke in the hospital remembering only that which Itachi wanted him to.
 
On one fateful night, Itachi [[Uchiha clan massacre|slew every member of the Uchiha clan]], sparing only Sasuke, saying that he was not even worth killing. In addition, Itachi told him, "''You've always wanted to surpass me. That's why I'm going to let you live… if you wish to kill me, then hate me, despise me… and by all means flee, cling to your wretched life.''" Itachi also revealed to Sasuke where the [[Naka Shrine|secret meeting place of the Uchiha]] was hidden, and suggested that Sasuke go there to learn what the true history and purpose of the [[Sharingan]] was. He told him that "''to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan,''" he "''had to kill the person he was closest to''", and that "''when we battle, we should have the same eyes''". Sasuke thought he had fainted after this, but later remembered that he had managed to stand back up, awaken his Sharingan, and pursued Itachi. Upon reaching Itachi, he used knives to knock off his [[forehead protector]]. Itachi was seen shedding a tear as he was picking up the forehead protector. He then proceeded to incapacitate Sasuke, who awoke in the hospital remembering only that which Itachi wanted him to.
   
 
[[File:Young sasuke and Naruto.png|thumb|left|Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry in the Academy.]]
 
[[File:Young sasuke and Naruto.png|thumb|left|Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry in the Academy.]]
When Sasuke first met [[Naruto Uzumaki]] in the Academy, they were matched to [[Traditional Shinobi Sparring|spar]] against each other. Naruto was excited at the opportunity to defeat Sasuke and become popular like him, but he was easily beaten. By looking at Sasuke's eyes, Naruto realised that they were so filled with hatred that it seemed that he wasn't even looking at Naruto. When [[Iruka]] told them to make the reconciliation seal, they both refused.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 538, pages 10-15</ref> Up until his graduation from the Academy, Sasuke remained a loner and never acknowledged Naruto's attempts to defeat him, considering him a hopeless dead-last and as such, someone not worth his time or energy.
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When Sasuke first met [[Naruto Uzumaki]] in the Academy, they were matched to [[Traditional Shinobi Sparring|spar]] against each other. Naruto was excited at the opportunity to defeat Sasuke and become popular like him, but he was easily beaten. By looking into Sasuke's eyes, Naruto realised that they were so filled with hatred that it seemed as if he wasn't even looking at Naruto. When [[Iruka]] told them to make the reconciliation seal, they both refused.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 538, pages 10-15</ref> Up until his graduation from the Academy, Sasuke remained a loner and never acknowledged Naruto's attempts to defeat him, considering him a hopeless dead-last and as such, someone not worth his time or energy. Despite this, when Naruto and Sasuke traded glance when they were kids, they immediately looked away in annoyance but secretly smiled shortly afterwards, meaning Sasuke actually considered Naruto a friend somewhere deep down.
 
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== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
[[File:Sasuke child.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's pleasant disposition as a child.]]
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[[File:Sasuke child.png|thumb|Sasuke's pleasant disposition as a child.]]
When he was a child, Sasuke was very kind, loving towards his parents and older brother and respectful to his fellow clansmen as well as his teachers. He was even very proud of being Itachi's brother and Fugaku's son famous for being devoted protectors of Konoha, and he desired to emulate them. His original dream was to join the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] when he grew up, like his father and as such greatly sought his father's approval and acknowledgement of his abilities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 220, page 20</ref> After Itachi massacred the clan, Sasuke's ideals and personality changed drastically due to him suffering his clan's curse and became cold, indifferent, cruel, cynical, somewhat arrogant, unreasonable and devoted the next nine years of his life to kill Itachi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 225, page 21</ref>
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As a child, Sasuke was very kind and loving towards his family and respectful to his clan and teachers. He was very proud of being Fugaku's son and Itachi's brother and had a strong desire to emulate them, desiring his father's approval and recognition.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 220, page 20</ref> This changed after the Uchiha clan massacre, turning Sasuke into a cold, cynical and arrogant young man, becoming a self-titled avenger dedicated to killing Itachi and restoring the Uchiha clan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 225, page 21</ref>
   
When first introduced to [[Team Kakashi]], Sasuke displayed great indifference to his team-mates as well as others. Feeling superior to all of them, including his teacher, Sasuke was unwilling to cooperate with any of his team-mates, as he felt they would provide him no aid in furthering his ambition to kill his brother; this attitude affected his grades in the Academy after losing his clan, he had the lowest score in cooperation and second lowest in assertiveness.<ref name=Hyo>''Naruto'', Hyō no Sho</ref> However over time, as he interacted more with his team mates on a day-to-day basis, he began to see them as somewhat of a family and Sasuke started to lose some of his hatred, caring more about his team than his revenge. Sasuke even admitted to Naruto that he almost thought that he must forget about his revenge and instead focus on Team 7. However, [[Orochimaru]] branded Sasuke with the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] during the [[Chūnin Exams]] to help push him back into his desire for vengeance and to give him a taste of power. Although [[Kakashi Hatake]] sealed away the cursed seal, and taught him the [[Chidori]] in the hopes of deviating him from the path of revenge, Sasuke began to draw more power from the seal in the hopes of getting stronger. This caused his previous ambition to be renewed while causing him to disregard camaraderie once again.
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During his time at the Academy, Sasuke was a loner, spending more time alone honing his skills than socialising with the other students, ignoring the many girls attracted to him in favour of solitude. When first introduced to [[Team Kakashi]], Sasuke displayed great indifference towards the others, feeling his superior skills put him so far above his team-mates that they were more of a hindrance to him and his own advancement. Despite this, having worked with Team Kakashi, Sasuke had grown attached to his team and thought of them as somewhat of a family, willing to risk his life to save those close to him on several occasions. Sasuke also had a competitive streak, at times accepting Naruto's challenges if only to show that he was the superior of the two. According to Kakashi, Sasuke has both a [[wikipedia:Superiority complex|superiority]] and an [[wikipedia:Inferiority complex|inferiority]] complex, as he is unwilling to acknowledge when someone is stronger than him, but obsesses when he believes that they are. Sasuke was dismissive of his rivalry towards Naruto when he was certain he was the better, only to obsess over Naruto's fast growth after the latter defeated [[Gaara]]. After a short run in with Itachi, whom defeated Sasuke without much effort, he concluded that his time in Konoha, surrounded by his friends had made him weak and that [[Orochimaru]] and his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] would give him the power to exact his vengeance. Regardless, Sasuke would not sink to the level he believed Itachi would and kill his closest friend, deciding not to kill Naruto to gain the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and instead choosing to attain his power his own way.
   
According to Kakashi, Sasuke has both a [[Wikipedia:Superiority complex|superiority]] and an [[Wikipedia:Inferiority complex|inferiority]] complex, as he is unwilling to acknowledge when someone is stronger than him, but obsesses when he believes that they are. For example, he was complacent with his rivalry with Naruto when he believed he was the stronger of the two, but upon noticing Naruto's fast growth, showcased in his victory over [[Sunagakure]]'s [[jinchūriki]], [[Gaara]], who had previously beaten Sasuke, and his own quick defeat by Itachi on his return to Konoha, all culminated in his defection to [[Otogakure]] to seek power from Orochimaru.
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After training under Orochimaru at Otogakure for two-and-a-half years, Sasuke had become a cold and calculating individual, completely dedicated in his one desire to kill Itachi that his own life didn't matter to him. By severing the ties he believed bound him, Sasuke was seemingly willing to kill Naruto just to prove a point at how much he had changed. Due to his newfound abilities, he retained his habit of underestimating his opponents, rushing into combat without a clear understanding of their capabilities and suffering for it, though he will acknowledge his mistakes on occasion. Sasuke had also developed a strong sense of pride in his clan; as evident by his disdain for non-Uchiha to hold the Sharingan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, pages 2-3</ref> Despite this, Sasuke was not above making bonds with those around him, forming a [[Hebi|new team]] that he viewed similarly to Team Kakashi and doing everything in his power to protect them.
 
In Part II, Sasuke became increasingly confident in his newfound abilities. Constantly, he remained composed and unconcerned with the situation at hand. Even when pressured by enemies like Orochimaru or Deidara, he showed no emotional build up; ironically, acting much like his older brother and only getting worked up when it involved Itachi. Despite getting stronger, Sasuke seemed unwilling to needlessly kill in his quest for revenge displaying that he still had some morals left.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 343, pages 2-5</ref> Sasuke, however, retained his habit of underestimating his opponents, shown in his overconfidence in his battles. Although, Sasuke is not above admitting his mistakes on such things, as shown after his battles with [[Deidara]] and Killer B where he acknowledged that the former was stronger than he thought and that the latter had given Taka a much harder time than he expected.
 
 
Sasuke has displayed an overbearing sense of pride in his clan's name and a great sense of loyalty to it and kept wearing his clan's crest on his back proudly while refusing to wear any other symbols such as a [[forehead protector]]. Despite claiming earlier that he did not care if he had to [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|sacrifice his own body]] to [[Orochimaru]] as long as it served his quest for revenge,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 309, pages 9-11</ref> when Sasuke felt he had grown stronger than Orochimaru he thought that to give himself up to someone weaker than himself was insulting to the Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 344, pages 2-6</ref> However, despite his disrespect of Orochimaru as a person, Sasuke does have great respect for his power, going so far as to reprimand [[Suigetsu]] when he felt the latter was underestimating Orochimaru's capabilities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 593, page 8</ref> He also views anyone outside of the clan wielding its [[Sharingan|dōjutsu]] as an insult, as the eye is representative of the Uchiha clan's powers, showing disgust towards [[Danzō Shimura]] who had ten Sharingan embedded in his arm, and an eleventh one in his right eye socket and stated that Kakashi should feel grateful to the Uchiha for the power of his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, pages 2-3</ref> According to Tobi, Sasuke alone is shouldering the entire [[Curse of Hatred|hatred of the Uchiha clan]] — an ideal which has been passed down for generations within the clan.
 
 
After his battle with Itachi, which concluded in the latter's death, the revelation that he had actually been ordered by the [[Konoha Council|Konoha Elders]] to eradicate the clan coupled with the new knowledge that Itachi had truly loved him, Sasuke vowed to kill the elders for using his brother and ordering him to massacre the Uchiha clan. After he confirmed the truth and became even more induced by his clan's hatred, Sasuke quickly grew to loathe the village that he once called home and vowed to destroy it, thus separating any connection it had to the Uchiha clan and purify the clan's name and pride in the process. He, however, when returning to discover the truth, still felt some connection to his birth place.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 618, pages 4-5</ref>
 
   
 
[[File:Sasukee.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's hatred overwhelms him as he ruthlessly sacrifices Karin.]]
 
[[File:Sasukee.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's hatred overwhelms him as he ruthlessly sacrifices Karin.]]
As time passed on with this new path of revenge and with further corruption by Tobi and the Uchiha curse, Sasuke had grown much more cruel and ruthless, with the remaining morality he showed during his time with Orochimaru fading rapidly; by the time he launched an attack against the Kage Summit, he killed anyone who stood in his way, not caring about his team,<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 461-466</ref> and after cornering Danzō, Sasuke turned to sacrificing Karin who got taken hostage to accomplish his goals of vengeance,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 480, pages 16-17</ref> and attempted to kill Karin and his former team-mates and teacher whilst experiencing neither shame, guilt, nor remorse for any of his actions.
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According to [[Obito]], Sasuke alone was shouldering the entire [[Curse of Hatred|hatred of the Uchiha clan]] an ideal which has been passed down for generations within the clan. After learning the truth about Itachi's actions and the Uchiha clan massacre, despite the fact that the Uchiha's actions would result in disaster for the entire world, including the clan itself, Sasuke vowed revenge against the entire village of Konoha for giving such an order to Itachi, wishing to wipe out the village and purify the Uchiha name. At first, Sasuke was at least unwilling to kill those unrelated to the revenge plot, but over time as his hatred increased, such convictions were dropped, becoming cruel and ruthless.<ref name="Naruto chapter 343, pages 2-5">''Naruto'' chapter 343, pages 2-5</ref> In his thirst for revenge, Sasuke put himself far above anyone or anything around him, willingly cooperating with Tobi, whom he knew helped Itachi wipe out his clan, to aid him in destroying Konoha, abandoning his team when they were no longer of use to him and sacrificing [[Karin]] to kill [[Danzō]], despite her healing him throughout most of their mission.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 480, pages 13-16</ref> After meeting with Naruto a final time before the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Sasuke vowed he would kill Naruto in his quest for revenge, leading him to take Itachi's eyes to awaken the [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]].
   
Initially, Sasuke still held onto the notion of sparing the innocent and cooperation, witnessed in his creation of a [[Taka|new group]] of shinobi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 410-415</ref> Though, as he became more consumed by his thirst for vengeance, he showed that he cared for them as no more than tools to achieve his hatred-fueled goals, quickly discarding them when they were no longer necessary. This is seen at the [[Kage Summit]] where he leaves Jūgo and Suigetsu behind, taking only Karin with him who could lead him to where Danzō was, as well as killing many [[samurai]] who stood in his way. He would later discard Karin as well, unhesitatingly [[Chidori Sharp Spear|piercing her]] just to kill Danzō and then attempted to finish her off to prevent her from being a burden in the future.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 480, pages 13-16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 481, pages 2-3</ref> Even when Sakura's childish crush turned into more serious affection, Sasuke still did not return the feelings, though before he left the village, he gave Sakura a genuine thank you.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 181, pages 7-20</ref> But would later, after that same battle with Danzō, when he had to fight with Team Kakashi, where he attempted to kill Sakura twice despite her showing obvious hesitancy to do the same.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 483, pages 6-10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, pages 14-16</ref> Despite his arrogance and brutality, Sasuke is not above giving praise (albeit in a grudging, if not sarcastic, way) to his enemies as he commended Gaara for the strength and speed of his [[Shield of Sand|absolute defence]] and admitted that Kakashi was very skilled at using the [[Sharingan]] for someone who wasn't an Uchiha.
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During the war, Sasuke met with a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] Itachi and the two worked together to defeat [[Kabuto Yakushi]] to release the Impure World Reincarnation. During their conversations, Sasuke confronted Itachi over his decisions.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 576</ref> When Itachi gave Sasuke his parting words, Sasuke began to question what it was to be a shinobi and why Itachi would choose to lose everything for the village and his brother. Reviving Orochimaru and having him release and reincarnate the previous [[Hokage]] so he could listen to their stories, Sasuke accepted Itachi's actions and decided to protect Konoha, but he would do so his own way. Believing that the the previous Hokage, and the current five Kage were responsible for the world and its problems, he vowed he would become Hokage and change it, seemingly breaking free from his clan's [[Curse of Hatred]]. While these intentions were noble, quite a few were less than enthusiastic for him to rejoin their cause, not trusting his motives; [[Sakura]] and [[Sai]] among them. Regardless, Sasuke fought with the sole intention of defeating Obito, Madara and the Ten-Tails, though his reasons were to clear the slate for the new world and that he was only protecting Naruto so that only he could defeat him later.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 639, pages 14 to 17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 644, page 10</ref> Sasuke was one of a few shinobi to never lose his resolve in the battle against the Ten-Tails, even chastising Naruto for doing so. Regardless, Sasuke's characteristic devotion to his cause remained unchanged, as he was more than willing to abandon Kakashi and Sakura during the casting of the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]], only saving them with his Susanoo because they happened to be with Naruto at the time. He is not above thanking others for helping him however, as he thanked Sakura and Obito when they rescued him from one of [[Kaguya]]'s [[Kaguya's Dimension|dimensions]].
   
After expressing a feeling of exhilaration that he had never before felt upon killing Danzō and even declaring that he sees that killing the members of Konoha as a high priority and satisfaction, Karin, Kakashi, Sakura, and the rest of Konoha 11 completely lost all hope for him. Upon receiving his "Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan", Sasuke's cruelty seemingly reached a new level when he killed [[White Zetsu]] simply to test out his new powers.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 15</ref> He's also grown to be an impatient individual and reckless in battle. Despite Obito's influence being one of the main sources of Sasuke's corruption and their same path of hatred and revenge, as well as Obito being a fellow Uchiha survivor, Sasuke refused to acknowledge him as his ally, and even speaks rudely to him at times. Due to being further overwhelmed by his clan's curse, he has also grown to show great homicidal rage whenever someone mentions Itachi in a negative way, even if it's indirect and remote as shown when Kakashi tries to make him understand that there's more to his life than just his clan and his love for blood-soaked loathing only to angrily reply by saying that he wants to hear their screams and moans for laughing at Itachi's sacrifice, crushing [[Danzō]] with his [[Susanoo]] for speaking ill of his brother and ready to murder a team of ignorant Konoha shinobi for doing the same.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 581, page 7-10</ref> Sasuke's inherited Uchiha hatred has also twisted any of his potentially happy memories of Konoha into negative ones in order to fuel his vengeance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, pages 7-9</ref>
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[[File:Sasuke's true ambition.png|thumb|Sasuke's resolve to recreate the Shinobi World in his own way.]]
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After defeating Kaguya, Sakura and Sai's distrust of Sasuke were confirmed, as Sasuke's cooperation with the Allied Shinobi Forces was merely a means to an end; removing as many people as possible who could get in the way of his own plans of leading the world through a revolution to do away with current shinobi systems, including killing all the current Kage and tailed beasts. Having come to terms with and accepting Itachi's efforts of protecting the village while branded as a villain, Sasuke had come to believe that to unify the world, one must willingly bear the hatred of all around him and stand separated from the rest of the world, viewing that as the correct definition of being "Hokage". To do so, he intended to ignite the flames of hatred in every village and focus it on him, becoming the villain everyone despises. Also, believing firmly in starting anew in all aspects, Sasuke desires to sever all bonds of his past and present, even killing Naruto, whom Sasuke has acknowledged as the closest friend he's ever had.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 694, page 15</ref> Growing arrogant of his acquired power, Sasuke came to believe he might be the strongest being alive and his power would ultimately grant him immortality to continue his goal for eternity.
   
During the second day of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], upon reuniting with a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] Itachi, Sasuke showed a somewhat more vulnerable side to himself instead of his usual coldness. This showed just how confused and torn up he is over Itachi's decision, telling his brother that he did not understand why he was spared during the massacre and apparently implying that he would have rather died as a child than have had to deal with the grief and suffering that followed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 576</ref> Having to live through many lies Itachi set for him, Sasuke wanted to hear the truth from Itachi himself. While he claimed his reunion with Itachi only intensified his hatred towards Konoha, Sasuke began to question all there is about shinobi, even questioning if revenge is the purpose for his life, becoming very confused on his purpose or goal; his desire to find the answer led him to bring Orochimaru back, a feat that everyone least expected him to do. Orochimaru noted that Sasuke's changed from how he was when being manipulated by Itachi, himself and Tobi but did not elaborate any further; he did, however, approve of his current mindset.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 593, pages 15-17</ref> Later, after inquiring the four previous Hokage about what it means to be a shinobi and learning more about Konoha's foundation, Sasuke came to his own decision: to carry on Itachi's will by protecting the village that his brother fought so hard to protect, thereby finally overcoming the Uchiha's curse of hatred. To this end, Sasuke has realised Itachi's sacrifices were truly his own choice, reverting to his former personality and going so far as to apologise to [[Karin]] for what he did to her. Believing that it's the former Hokage's fault that the world was in the state it's in, Sasuke boasted a newly formed ambition to take up their mantle and lead the village, something that he never would have done in the past. Although his former comrades were completely against this, Sasuke simply stated that he didn't care what anyone thought. Sasuke also expressed concern for Sai when he was attacked by a Ten-Tails' clone despite the fact they never had a positive encounter in the past.
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[[File:Sasuke talks to Sakura.png|thumb|left|Sasuke poking Sakura affectionately, similar to what his brother Itachi would do to him in the past.]]
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However, after his final battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End, Sasuke was shocked by the lengths that Naruto would go for him. He revealed he had always been jealous of Naruto for the fact that despite them being so similar, Naruto turned the loneliness he felt into strength by making bonds with others. Sasuke, however, pushed those bonds away, thinking them to be a weakness, and focused on training instead. In the process, Sasuke found himself always following behind Naruto just as he did with his older brother Itachi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 698, page 17</ref> Moved to tears by his friend's determination, Sasuke conceded defeat and acknowledged Naruto's friendship, ultimately overcoming his Curse of Hatred. <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 698, page 21</ref> He showed great remorse for his actions and went as far as to apologize to Sakura for all he had put her through. He even showed genuine affection towards her before he left to explore the world to seek redemption for himself. This mutual affection with Sakura later led to the two getting married and having a daughter named [[Sarada Uchiha|Sarada]]. Despite the fact that he seems to be away from his new family quite often due to his traveling, Sasuke still seems attached to them in some way, noticeably reacting when Sakura and Sarada are talking about him from far away.
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== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Sasuke is a fair-skinned ninja who has onyx eyes and black chin-length hair. His hair is spiky in the back with bangs that lengthen as the story progresses. As a young child, his bangs hung above his eyes. Later, they would hang on both sides of his face to roughly frame his cheeks and later again return to their original style. Sasuke is considered quite handsome as most girls near his age become very infatuated with him. At the beginning of Part I, Sasuke's clothing consisted of the traditional Uchiha clothing: a blue, short-sleeved shirt with a high collar and the Uchiha crest on the back and white arm warmers, which he stopped wearing after the Chūnin Exams, along with white shorts. In the last stage of the Chūnin Exams, he wore a black, one-pieced version of this outfit with many small arm-belts adorning his left arm and similar bands around both legs. As the story progressed, the Uchiha symbol became smaller and smaller until after he defeats his brother.
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Sasuke is a fair-skinned ninja who has onyx eyes and black chin-length hair. His hair is spiky in the back with bangs that lengthen as the story progresses. As a young child, his bangs hung above his eyes. Later, they would hang on both sides of his face too roughly frame his cheeks and later again return to their original style. During his early childhood, Sasuke wore a simple long-sleeved black shirt with a raised collar and the Uchiha crest on the back, and black shorts (white in the anime). Sasuke wore the [[Anbu]] uniform once when he joined Itachi on a mission to capture a wild boar.
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According to Hashirama, Sasuke bares a striking resemblance to [[Izuna Uchiha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, pages 11-12</ref> Sasuke is considered quite handsome as most girls near his age become very infatuated with him. At the beginning of Part I, Sasuke's clothing consisted of the traditional Uchiha clothing: a navy blue, short-sleeved shirt with a high collar and the Uchiha crest on the back and white arm warmers, which he stopped wearing after the Chūnin Exams, along with white shorts. In the last stage of the Chūnin Exams, he wore a black, one-pieced version of this outfit with many small arm-belts adorning his left arm and similar bands around both legs. As the story progressed, the Uchiha symbol became smaller and smaller until after he defeats his brother.
   
 
Initially, Sasuke wore a short blue-clothed [[forehead protector]] with the Konoha symbol on the metallic plate. After suffering a second defeat from Itachi, Sasuke stopped wearing it for some time. He put it back on during the latter half of his battle with Naruto at the [[Valley of the End]], only to let it drop off at the end. Since then, Sasuke hasn't worn a forehead protector.
 
Initially, Sasuke wore a short blue-clothed [[forehead protector]] with the Konoha symbol on the metallic plate. After suffering a second defeat from Itachi, Sasuke stopped wearing it for some time. He put it back on during the latter half of his battle with Naruto at the [[Valley of the End]], only to let it drop off at the end. Since then, Sasuke hasn't worn a forehead protector.
   
[[File:Sasuke Part 2.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's outfit after recovering from being transplanted Itachi's eyes.]]
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In Part II, Sasuke has grown noticeably taller over the two and a half years and more muscular. He was first shown wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, similar in appearance to the lavender long-sleeved shirt worn by [[Kimimaro]] and which was open at the torso, with a smaller version of the Uchiha crest on his collar. He wore dark blue pants with a blue cloth hanging from halfway up his stomach to his knees. He also wore black arm-guards that covered his forearms and stretched up to reach his upper biceps. He also wore a purple rope belt around his waist, tied in a bow, in which he carries his sword.
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In Part II, Sasuke has grown noticeably taller over the two and a half years and more muscular. He was first shown wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, similar in appearance to the lavender long-sleeved shirt worn by [[Kimimaro]] and which was open at the torso, with a smaller version of the Uchiha crest on his collar. He wore dark blue pants with a blue cloth hanging from halfway up his stomach to his knees along with black arm guards that covered his forearms and stretched up to reach his upper biceps. He also wore a purple rope belt around his waist, tied in a bow, in which he carries his sword. After battling Deidara, he switched to a sleeveless dark grey shirt. His arm guards were also removed, and he started wearing bandages on his wrists, under which he wore special armbands with seals where he stores various shuriken. He also wore a black cloak with this. After he encountered and battled Itachi, he reverted to a white (grey in the anime) high-collared short-sleeved shirt similar in appearance to the blue shirt he commonly wore in Part I but with a zipper. He also wears blue wrist warmers with his shuriken armbands hidden underneath. He briefly wore an Akatsuki cloak along with this. Another noticeable trait is that along with this new outfit, Sasuke began letting his hair hang over his forehead. The Uchiha crest on the back of his outfit has returned to its original size since his battle with Itachi. While adjusting to Itachi's eyes at the [[Mountains' Graveyard]], he is seen wearing black Uchiha robes similar to those worn by Madara in his youth with a belt sash around his waist, though he would revert back to his previous clothing. After meeting the spirit of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]] and receiving the Yin half of his power Sasuke obtained a [[Six Paths Yin Power|dark crescent-moon mark]] on his left palm, though he later lost this mark after Kaguya's sealing. In his final battle with Naruto after Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke lost his left arm from the elbow down.
   
After battling Deidara, he switched to a sleeveless dark grey shirt. His arm-guards were also removed, and he started wearing bandages on his wrists, under which he wore special armbands with seals where he stores various shuriken. He also wore a black cloak with this.
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[[The Last: Naruto the Movie|Two years after]] the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke, at age 19, wears a navy blue sash that is wrapped multiple times around his head, which ties his usually spiky hair down and once again pushes his hair over his forehead; when he is no longer wearing the sash, his hair remains the way it does. He now wears a black high-collared shirt, similar to what he wore throughout the majority of Part I. His right forearm is wrapped in navy blue bandages, matching his headband. He also wears a tattered light brown poncho with a hood that covers the majority of his upper and lower body, and serves the purpose of concealing his missing left arm. Underneath this poncho, Sasuke wears a midriff-exposing [[flak jacket]] similar to those worn in Kumogakure, which covers his right shoulder as well. The Uchiha clan emblem appears on both the right side and on the back of his flak jacket. Sasuke is also noticeably wearing three necklaces, which are each coloured a faded green, red, and yellow, over top of his poncho. He now wears tattered light blue pants, while his ankles are wrapped in bandages that wrap all the way around his open-toed sandals. He also again wields his sword, which he conceals under the poncho.
   
After he encountered and battled Itachi, he reverted to a grey high-collared short-sleeved shirt similar in appearance to the blue shirt he commonly wore in Part I but with a zipper. He also wears blue wrist warmers with his shuriken armbands hidden underneath. He briefly wore an Akatsuki cloak along with this. Another noticeable trait is that along with this new outfit, Sasuke began letting his hair hang over his forehead. The Uchiha crest on the back of his outfit has returned to its original size since his battle with Itachi. While adjusting to Itachi's eyes at the [[Mountains' Graveyard]], he is seen wearing black Uchiha robes similar to those worn by Madara in his youth with a belt sash around his waist, though he would revert back to his previous clothing.
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Several years later, Sasuke's appearance has matured greatly, with his hair being grown out and his bangs being styled similarly to Madara. He dons a black coat with a white shirt underneath it, a purple belt, black pants and sandals. He also is shown wielding a new sword concealed under the coat, and carries a purple bag on his right shoulder.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 700</ref>
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During his early childhood, Sasuke wore a simple long-sleeved black shirt with a raised collar and the Uchiha crest on the back, and black shorts (white in the anime). When Sasuke joined Itachi on his mission to capture the wild boar, Sasuke was wearing the [[ANBU]] uniform.
 
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Fire Style Fireball.png|thumb|left|Sasuke using the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique.]]
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[[File:Indra arrow.PNG|thumb|Sasuke using his strongest technique, Indra's Arrow.]]
While still officially being ranked as a genin, Sasuke is hailed as a brilliant ninja, even by the battle-adept Uchiha clan's standards, showing an undeniable prodigious talent and keen intellect to excel at all that he does from early childhood. From this, he finds little difficulty in more challenging tasks as seen during his time in the Academy.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 223, page 5</ref> Scoring the highest in the performance tests and one of the highest in written tests,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 221, page 11</ref> he easily graduated at the top of his Academy class. Sasuke has great knowledge if not proficiency in many of his clan's techniques, despite his lack of formal training by relying solely on his innate talent and determination. His abilities have been compared to various remarkable individuals like Kakashi Hatake, who was also hailed as a genius since childhood. Tobi, Itachi, and Orochimaru have all stated that Sasuke possesses the unique potential to become much stronger than his older brother, who was already considered a genius above all others.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 49, page 16</ref> Orochimaru even noted that Sasuke is far stronger than he was at the same age when he was training Sasuke in Part II.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 343, page 3</ref> Tobi has also stated that in time, Sasuke could become more powerful than Nagato.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 17</ref>
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Sasuke is hailed as a brilliant ninja, even by the battle-adept Uchiha clan's standards, showing an undeniable prodigious talent and keen intellect since early childhood. He finds little difficulty in most tasks since his time in the Academy,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 223, page 5</ref> scoring the highest in various tests to easily graduate top of his class. Sasuke has great knowledge if not proficiency in many of his clan's techniques, most of which being self-taught. His abilities have been compared to various remarkable individuals like [[Kakashi Hatake]] and Orochimaru, both hailed as geniuses and the latter admitting to Sasuke far exceeding him at his current age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 343, page 3</ref> Sasuke is noted as potentially able to surpass the likes of Itachi,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 49, page 16</ref> [[Nagato]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 17</ref> and even [[Madara Uchiha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 648, pages 3-4</ref> Madara himself noted that had Sasuke been born in Obito's time, he would have chosen Sasuke to use as a pawn over Obito.
   
Throughout Part I, he steadly develops his abilities under Kakashi's tuteleage, becoming capable of holding his own against skilled shinobi such as [[Haku]], [[Gaara]] and even Orochimaru for a short time. After his acquisition and development of the Cursed Seal of Heaven, Sasuke's growth was heightened, allowing him to fight the entire Sound Four for a while and eventually defeat his Team 7 comrade Naruto, who had shown a similar development and was empowered by Kurama's chakra. By Part II, he develops much of his potential, becoming strong enough to fight on par and even defeat several highly skilled and extremely powerful shinobi, such as Deidara, Itachi and Orochimaru, though he downplays his victory over Orochimaru and attributes it to the Sannin's weakened state.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 363, page 15</ref> Sasuke was able to clash with Deidara — a powerful and dangerous [[S-rank]] Akatsuki member, decipher the mechanisms behind his abilities, and survive their battle without any handicaps. As Tobi noted, Itachi had already determined the outcome of their fight, as he was plagued with an unknown illness and was using medicine to prolong his life.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 401, pages 14-15</ref> This didn't prevent Itachi from praising Sasuke during their battle, displaying surprise on a few occasions over Sasuke's improved skills and tactics and ultimately noting that if he didn't use [[Susanoo]] he would have been killed by [[Kirin]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 391, page 16</ref>
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Throughout Part I, Sasuke steadily develops his abilities, becoming capable of holding his own against various skilled shinobi like [[Haku]], [[Gaara]] and even Orochimaru. By Part II, despite still officially being the rank of a genin, he can fight on par with several highly skilled and extremely powerful shinobi. After awakening and adjusting to his Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke proved able to fight against at least two [[Kage]] and their respective bodyguards. By the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he was able to match his older brother Itachi in various fields of combat.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, pages 10-12</ref> After receiving the [[Six Paths Chakra]], Sasuke, alongside Naruto, was able to fight toe-to-toe the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], Madara, after the latter fully absorbed the tailed beast's tree form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674</ref> Later, during his final battle against Naruto, after manifesting the chakra of the nine tailed beasts into his Susanoo, Kurama noted Sasuke's prowess to be on par with Hagoromo's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696</ref>
 
After awakening his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] (despite not being fully healed from the battle against Itachi), Sasuke proved able to stand against [[Killer B]], [[Gyūki]]'s [[jinchūriki]] and an extremely powerful ninja, who praised Sasuke as one of the strongest ninja he has ever faced, despite Sasuke's inability to defeat him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 419, page 17</ref> After fully healing and further adjusting to his Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke proved able to hold his own against at least two [[Kage]], their respective bodyguards and various samurai warriors. He also fought on even grounds with Danzō, another Kage-level opponent, while generally controlling the pace of the fight, and ultimately defeated him, even surviving against the elder's repeated use of Izanagi — a feat that later earned him praise from Itachi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 581, page 15</ref> After adapting to Itachi's eyes, Sasuke was able to match his older brother in various fields of combat when working together with him against the extremely dangerous Kabuto, who had greatly modified his body and gained numerous abilities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, pages 5-13</ref>
 
   
 
=== Taijutsu ===
 
=== Taijutsu ===
[[File:Lions Barrage.jpg|thumb|right|Sasuke delivers the finishing blow of the Lion Combo.]]
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[[File:Sasuke vs Yoroi.png|thumb|left|Sasuke defeats Yoroi with the Lion Combo.]]
Although not his most used combat tactic, Sasuke's [[taijutsu]] was at a very high level since the start of the series. During Team 7's first bell test with [[Kakashi]], the elite ninja was shocked that he couldn't read Icha-Icha while fighting him as he needed both hands.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 7, page 7</ref> He was also able to outmanoeuvre two chūnin-level Kirigakure missing-nin.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 10, pages 2-10</ref> His skills improved drastically after his encounter with [[Rock Lee]]. With his Sharingan, he was able to copy some of Lee's [[Shadow of the Dancing Leaf|moves]] and from it create the [[Lion Combo]]. Under Kakashi's tutelage, he improved his taijutsu further by copying more of Lee's [[Strong Fist]]-style, roughly matching Lee's basic combat skills and speed in one month.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 112, page 4, 6-7</ref> With this, he overwhelmed Gaara during their initial fight. He was also able to hold his own against the entire [[Sound Four]] for a brief period of time. In Part II, Sasuke further improved his taijutsu under Orochimaru's guidance. In the anime, he was also able to hold his own against Kakashi in a taijutsu fight.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 215</ref>
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Since his time in the academy, Sasuke's [[taijutsu]] is very high, forcing [[Kakashi]] to use both his hands in battle during the bell test,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 7, page 7</ref> and later outmanoeuvre two chūnin-level Kirigakure missing-nin.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 10, pages 2-10</ref> Under Kakashi's tutelage for the Chūnin Exams final, Sasuke's combat prowess drastically improves, greatly refining much of [[Rock Lee]]'s [[Strong Fist]]-style he copied with his Sharingan to roughly match Lee's combat skill.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 112, page 4, 6-7</ref> In Part II, Sasuke further improved his taijutsu under Orochimaru's guidance, able to hold his own against the likes of Itachi, [[Killer Bee]], and Kakashi, despite his physical debilitation against the latter.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 215</ref> Sasuke later battled Naruto at the [[Valley of the End]], where he managed to stay on par with his former comrade while fighting with strictly taijutsu for almost an entire day.
 
Since the start of the series, Sasuke showed a high level of speed and reflexes as he was the first of his fellow genin to react to the [[Demon Brothers]]' ambush and effectively counter them. After training in chakra control, his speed was on a near-equal level to that of [[Haku]]. He later increased his speed further to outrun Gaara's [[Sand (tool)|sand]] and move faster than unaided eyes could follow in Part I.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 111, pages 17-18</ref> After his Sharingan fully develops, he was also able to follow the speed of both Naruto's [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Initial Jinchūriki Form|initial jinchūriki form]] and [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 1|one-tailed form]] during their fight, though couldn't completely dodge the latter's demon shroud. In Part II, due to Orochimaru's training, Sasuke's already impressive speed saw a huge leap, able to evade both Deidara's [[Explosive Clay|clay explosions]] at point-blank range on multiple occasions, and attacks from the extremely fast [[Killer B]] and [[A]], though he credited the last to his Sharingan's ability to read their linear moves. He also greatly increased his hand speed, able to do many hand seals in a blur and launch an enormous amount of weapons just as quickly, as seen during his fight with Itachi. His speed and proficiency with the [[Body Flicker Technique]] have also grown considerably, able to easily cut his opponents down without them noticing. When first facing Team Kakashi in Part II, he showed himself able to cover wide gaps in the blink of an eye, giving his former allies no time to react.
 
   
Sasuke has shown a high level of stamina and endurance; at the Five Kage Summit, he was able to endure a consistent string of battles against the samurai, two Kage and their bodyguards before finally collapsing from exhaustion. In a near-blind, battered, and visibly exhausted state from his latter fight with Danzō and overusing the Mangekyō Sharingan, he still had enough stamina to fight against Kakashi, restrain and disarm Sakura and later match Naruto's [[Rasengan]] with his Chidori. His raw strength has also become noticeably greater, being able to lift Sakura by her throat into the air with a single hand even while exhausted. His overall improvements were so great that Sakura even suspected that he had been given drugs to improve his physical capabilities.
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Since graduating from the Academy, Sasuke showed great speed and reflexes, being the first of his fellow genin to react to the [[Demon Brothers]]' ambush. After improving in chakra control, his speed surpassed [[Haku]]'s. His training for the Chūnin Exam finals increased his speed significantly, able to move faster than unaided eyes could follow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 111, pages 17-18</ref> In Part II, Sasuke's speed increased further, able to cover wide gaps in the blink of an eye, leaving others no time to react. He was later able to evade both Deidara's [[Explosive Clay]] at point-blank range and the extremely fast attacks of the [[Fourth Raikage]]. His dexterity also increased in speed, able to do many hand seals in a blur and launch weapon strikes quickly. His speed and proficiency with the [[Body Flicker Technique]] also can easily cut his opponents down without them noticing. Sasuke also has high stamina and endurance, enduring a consistent string of battles against the samurai, two Kage and their bodyguards. In a near-blind, battered, and visibly exhausted state, he still had enough stamina to fight against Kakashi, restrain and disarm Sakura, and later match Naruto's [[Rasengan]] with his Chidori. His raw strength has also become noticeably greater, being able to lift up Sakura by her throat with a single hand even while exhausted. His overall improvements were so great that Sakura even suspected that he had been given drugs to improve his physical capabilities. He was also shown to be able to clash with Naruto, the force of which began to break Hashirama's statue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 694, page 17</ref>
   
 
=== Cursed Seal ===
 
=== Cursed Seal ===
[[File:Cursed Seal Sasuke & Anko.svg|thumb|left|The Cursed Seal of Heaven.]]
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A noticeable aspect of Sasuke's growth was his acquisition of the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] by Orochimaru, in the hopes that Sasuke could become stronger and seek further power from the [[Sannin]]. When activated, the cursed seal forcefully absorbed Sasuke's chakra, replacing it with Orochimaru's [[senjutsu]] chakra which covered his body with a flame-like pattern and granted him enhanced chakra and physical capacity. Initially, the seal would activate and overwhelm Sasuke when using chakra or getting emotional, making Sasuke only able to control it with sheer will. After defecting from Konoha, the Sound Four advanced Sasuke's Cursed Seal, letting Sasuke unleash and control its power at will. When accessing the seal's Stage Two, Sasuke's skin turned dark grey with a black four-point star-mark between his eyes and across the bridge of his nose. His sclerae and irides turned black and yellow respectively (except when using his Sharingan), along with his lips turning blue. He also grows claw-like nails and his hair grows to waist-length. At any time, he was able to grow large webbed hand-shaped wings on his back that allowed him to fly. This granted him further enhanced physical capacities and chakra comparable to Naruto's [[Version 1|one-tailed form]].
An important aspect of Sasuke's growth as a shinobi in Part I was his acquisition of the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]]. Orochimaru, recognising his potential, bestowed the seal on him as a gift in order to grant him greater strength, and to entice him to seek Orochimaru for further power. Initially, the seal would activate and overwhelm Sasuke if he used his chakra or became too excited, and he was only able to control it with extreme focus. As a result, Kakashi suppressed the seal and advised Sasuke to not rely on it, however, Sasuke's frustration with what he believed to be his inadequate strength caused him to use it in battles. When activated, the cursed seal forcefully absorbed Sasuke's chakra, while replacing it with Orochimaru's [[senjutsu]] chakra which covered his body with a flame-like pattern and granted him a number of benefits such as an enhanced chakra capacity, as well as increased strength, speed, and endurance.
 
   
After defecting from Konoha, with the help of the [[Sound Four]], Sasuke advanced his Cursed Seal to Level Two, allowing it to cover his entire body at will. When fully transformed, the second level of the cursed seal turned Sasuke's skin dark grey with a black four-point star-mark between his eyes and across the bridge of his nose, his sclerae turn black, his irides turn yellow (except when using his Sharingan), and his lips turn blue. He also grows claw-like nails and his hair grows to waist-length without losing its style. At any time, he is able to grow large webbed hand-shaped wings on his back that gave him the ability to fly and hover. In this form, not only were his physical attributes further increased, but his techniques were also enhanced by the cursed seal's chakra. This granted him power comparable to Naruto's [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 1|one-tailed form]]. In Part II, Sasuke gained complete control and mastery over the cursed seal, and could even access its power without fully activating it and even perform partial transformations at will.
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[[File:Cursed Seal Level 2.png|thumb|The seal's second level activated.]]
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A negative effect to the seal is that prolonged usage would corrode Sasuke's body and caused him some pain. Its chakra also twisted and darkened Sasuke's personality. However in Part II, Sasuke's training seemingly gained him complete control of the seal, able to handle it unhindered for long periods of time and even perform partial transformations at will. Since Itachi removed Orochimaru from Sasuke's body and sealed him, the seal was also removed. Despite this, Sasuke's being still proved compatible with the cursed seal's source, [[Jūgo]], who since allied himself with Sasuke. Sasuke can benefit from this by having Jūgo's power perform feats like healing by Sasuke by infusing some of Jūgo's flesh into his own. Alternatively, Sasuke himself can be imbued with some of Jūgo's senjutsu chakra to augment the Uchiha's various techniques.
However, the seal carried some disadvantages. The most notable one was that using the seal for longer periods of time, corroded Sasuke's body and caused him some pain. The other disadvantage was that the presence of Orochimaru's chakra twisted Sasuke's personality somewhat and made him susceptible to the Sannin's influence. However with aditional training, Sasuke greatly extended the time he could maintain his cursed seal active. Since Itachi sealed Orochimaru, the seal was removed from Sasuke.
 
   
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
==== Bukijutsu ====
 
==== Bukijutsu ====
Since early childhood, Sasuke has displayed great skill and use of various ninja tools which has grown and diversified over time. Sasuke was trained in archery during his childhood.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 10</ref> He is also skilled in the use of [[wire strings]], using them for a variety of purposes ranging from rappelling, to manipulating the path of his shurikens, to ensnaring an opponent and setting them [[Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique|on fire]]. His level with both trap and weapon-based tactics even surprised Kakashi during their first bell test.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 7</ref> In the anime, he also used a set of chains to ensnare foes.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 189</ref>
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Sasuke has regularly displayed great skill in various ninja tools. He is very tactical with [[wire strings]], using them for a variety of purposes including rappelling, manipulating the path of his shuriken, and guiding his [[nature transformation]]. His level with trap and weapon-based tactics even surprised Kakashi during the bell test.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 7</ref> Sasuke displayed the ability to infuse his kunai with chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 49, pages 12-13</ref>
   
 
===== Kenjutsu =====
 
===== Kenjutsu =====
[[File:ChidoriKatana.jpeg|thumb|right|Sasuke wielding his Sword of Kusanagi.]]
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[[File:ChidoriKatana.png|thumb|left|Sasuke wielding his Sword of Kusanagi.]]
During his time with Orochimaru, Sasuke was trained in [[kenjutsu]], and became a skilled swordsman. He also acquired a [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|chokutō]], and the use of kenjutsu has become a major part of his fighting style. With these skills in swordplay, he was able to incapacitate hundreds of Oto-nin during his training without killing them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 343, pages 2-5</ref> His skills with a sword were better shown during the Kage Summit, where he was able to effortlessly outfight and kill multiple samurai, and even deflect their barrage of chakra blasts.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 460, pages 12-15</ref> He even skilfully blocked an attack from [[Mifune]], a famous master swordsman, who acknowledged Sasuke's ability with this combat form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 465, pages 12-13</ref> During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Sasuke was able to fight off one of the [[Ten-Tails Fission|Ten-Tails' mini clones]] with kenjutsu.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 13</ref>
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By Part II, Sasuke became a highly skilled user of [[kenjutsu]] and acquired a [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|chokutō]], which become a major part of his fighting style. His skill was able to defeat hundreds of Oto-nin unscathed without killing them,<ref name="Naruto chapter 343, pages 2-5" /> as well as kill multiple samurai, even deflecting their barrage of chakra blasts.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 460, pages 12-15</ref> Sasuke's swordsmanship was even acknowledged by Mifune, a famous swordmaster after he effectively blocked the samurai's attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 465, pages 12-13</ref> Sasuke's lethal swordsmanship is very versatile, using impressive speed and precision behind his attacks to leave little time for enemies to react. He can effectively use it in either hand and wield it in a normal or reverse grip, giving him various attack styles and able to attack or defend from various angles, easily able to change his pattern to suit the situation. He can use his blade as a mid-range projectile with great precision. Sasuke can also adapt his swordsmanship into element-related techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 18</ref>
 
Sasuke's lethal swordsmanship is shown to be very versatile, using impressive speed and precision behind his attacks, leaving little time for enemies to dodge or counter. He can effectively use it in either a normal or reverse grip, giving him various attack styles and the ability to attack or defend from various angles, allowing him to easily change his attack type to suit the situation. He can use his blade as a mid-range projectile with great precision as seen during the battle against Kabuto. Sasuke is also able to adapt his swordsmanship with equal proficiency to his makeshift [[Chidori Sharp Spear|Chidori blade]]. As part of his Kagutsuchi technique, Sasuke can also produce a [[Wikipedia:Urumi|flexible sword]] that can fire spikes of black flames in an arc.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 18</ref>
 
   
 
===== Shurikenjutsu =====
 
===== Shurikenjutsu =====
[[File:Sasuke giant shuriken.png|thumb|left|Sasuke wielding a fūma shuriken.]]
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[[File:Sasuke giant shuriken.png|thumb|Sasuke summoning a fūma shuriken.]]
Sasuke is also well-versed in weapons use such as kunai and shuriken. At the start of the series, he could use techniques like [[Shadow Shuriken Technique]] in which he could hide one shuriken in the shadow of another and the [[Manipulated Shuriken Technique]], which allows him to control the path of giant shuriken using [[wire strings]]. Due to his Sharingan, he can use an advanced version of the latter technique, the [[Manipulating Windmill Triple Blades]] which allows him to control a larger number of shuriken and even use them to ensnare an opponent with the strings.
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Sasuke is also well-versed in usage of kunai and shuriken, showing tremendous aim while still in the academy. Tactically, he can use techniques like [[Shadow Shuriken Technique|hiding a second shuriken in the shadow of the first]] and [[Manipulated Shuriken Technique|control]] the path of them using [[wire strings]] to ensnare an opponent with the strings. Sasuke's aim and tactical skills are almost on par with Itachi, able to effectively hit targets in a blind-spot by accurately deflecting one kunai off another. Since his battle with Itachi in Part II, Sasuke wears a pair of bracelets with a special seal to [[Summoning: Lightning Flash Blade Creation|instantly summon shuriken and kunai]] of various size and shape, increasing his supply and launch speed, able to unleash a large barrage at blazing speed. After launching, Sasuke can perform a sneak attack by rigging the blades to disconnect and launch them into separate directions. He can also infuse [[Fire Release|fire chakra]] and [[Lightning Release|lightning chakra]] into his shuriken to increase their power.
   
Since his battle with Itachi, Sasuke started using a bracelet with a special seal that allowed him to [[Summoning: Lightning Flash Blade Creation|instantly summon shuriken]], thus increasing the amount he carries at any one time and launch speed. He has also demonstrated the ability to increase the lethal properties of the Fūma Shuriken by rigging it to disconnect its four blades and launch them into separate directions. Sasuke has also shown the ability to match his shuriken and Fire Release skills for techniques like [[Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique]] or he can infuse a fūma shuriken with [[Lightning Release|lightning chakra]] for increased cutting power.
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===== Kyūjutsu =====
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Since at a young age, Sasuke was trained in archery, however his aim was not very good at first as he was unable to hit a large boar directly in front of him from a high vantage point.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 10</ref> As he matured in both age and skill, his aim improved to the point of striking targets as quick and elusive as [[Kabuto]] in his [[Sage Mode]]. He now uses this skill exclusively through his [[Susanoo]], and even incorporates his [[Blaze Release]] and [[Lightning Release]] through it for more [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|devastating]] [[Indra's Arrow|techniques]].
   
==== Summoning Technique ====
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==== Summoning Techniques ====
[[File:Aoda.png|thumb|right|Sasuke summoning Aoda.]]
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[[File:Aoda HDShot.png|thumb|left|Sasuke summons Aoda.]]
During his training under Orochimaru, Sasuke learned many of the Sannin's snake-oriented techniques. He became able to summon various-sized snakes to aid him in battle, even hidden from his sleeves to [[Hidden Shadow Snake Hands|strike]] or [[Binding Snake Glare Spell|bind]] his opponents with little time to react. After absorbing Orochimaru, Sasuke gained access to Orochimaru's [[Power of the White Snake|regenerative powers]] that allowed him to heal at a much faster rate than usual,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 365, page 6</ref> and access Orochimaru's chakra as extra reserves, although he preferred not to.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 392, pages 4-6</ref> He was also able to summon snakes from any part of his body, and could use [[Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique]] to shed his skin and produce a new body, thus repairing any damage he sustained, though it drained him of most of his chakra. Though he has apparently lost these extra powers after Orochimaru's sealing, Sasuke is still able to use his original snake-related techniques as he summons [[Aoda|a giant snake]] to fight against the [[Ten-Tails]].
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During his training with [[Orochimaru]], Sasuke became able to summon various-sized snakes to aid him in battle, even from his sleeves for [[Hidden Shadow Snake Hands|hidden strikes]] or [[Binding Snake Glare Spell|bind]] his opponents with little time to react. He was also able to summon snakes from any part of his body. He can also summon [[Aoda|a giant snake]] to aid him in his fight to quickly carry him through the terrain. His prowess was proven even able to summon the mightiest of snakes, [[Manda]].
   
[[File:Sasuke Hawk.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's hawk summoning.]]
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Some time later, Sasuke also made an additional [[Summoning Technique|summoning]] contract which allows him to summon [[hawks]]. Once summoned, it can help Sasuke fly about and outmanoeuvre his opponent's attacks. In the anime, the hawk was also of capable of performing coordinated attacks with Sasuke.
Sometime after severing his association with Orochimaru, it is revealed that Sasuke procured an additional [[Summoning Technique|summoning]] contract at an unknown time, which allows him to summon [[hawks]] as well as snakes, as shown from him summoning one such hawk that he used to fly around on during his battle against Danzō, to evade his assaults. In the anime, the hawk was also of capable of performing coordinated attacks with Sasuke.
 
   
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
[[File:Dragonfire.jpg|thumb|right|Sasuke using Fire Release.]]
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[[File:Fire Style Fireball.png|thumb|Sasuke using the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique.]]
As a true genius ninja and member of the Uchiha, Sasuke has great proficiency in [[Fire Release]] nature manipulation. By age 7, he had already mastered his clan's rite of passage technique, the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique]]. Even Kakashi was amazed at such a feat as, according to him, Genin usually require much more experience and developed chakra to perform elemental techniques. He can also use his [[Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique|fire]] [[Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique|techniques]] in conjunction with his weapon skills.
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As a recognised member of the Uchiha, Sasuke has great proficiency in [[Fire Release]]. A true genius, he already mastered his clan's rite of passage technique, the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|Great Fireball Technique]], by age 7. Even Kakashi was amazed at such a feat as, according to him, genin usually require much more experience and developed chakra to perform elemental techniques. He can also use his [[Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique|fire]] [[Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique|techniques]] in conjunction with his weapon skills. He can also produce a barrage [[Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique|giant dragon-shaped fireballs]] that can quickly burn an enemy, even with minimal contact.
   
[[File:Chidori.jpg|thumb|left|Sasuke using Chidori.]]
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[[File:Chidori.png|thumb|left|Sasuke using Chidori.]]
After learning that Sasuke can also manipulate [[Lightning Release]] nature manipulation, and hoping to deter Sasuke from using the Cursed Seal, Kakashi taught him the [[Chidori]], made more effective when combined with his Sharingan. With this combination, Sasuke can punch through most obstacles with relative ease, as well as severely damaging any opponent during most uses. In Part I, Sasuke was limited to using the attack only twice a day, with a third usage after the initial activation of his cursed seal. In Part II, Sasuke was shown to be able to use the Chidori several times in one day. During their battle, [[A]] commended Sasuke's Chidori for being able to break through his [[Lightning Release Armour]] despite inflicting only minor damage.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 3</ref>
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Sasuke also has a natural affinity for [[Lightning Release]], learning it from Kakashi's through mastering [[Chidori]]. With it, he can strike through most obstacles and severely injure most enemies with ease. In Part I, Sasuke could only use it twice a day, plus a third usage while activating his Cursed Seal. In Part II, Sasuke greatly developed his lightning chakra, even create many new techniques derived from his Chidori, which he can now use several times a day. He even earned praise from the Fourth Raikage for breaking through his [[Lightning Release Chakra Mode]] at all.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 3</ref> His new skill can [[Chakra Flow|channel]] his lightning chakra to emit electricity [[Chidori Current|all over his body and through the ground]] to shield him and stun enemies simultaneously. Sasuke can also channel his lightning chakra into his weapons for extreme cutting power that also numbs anyone it cuts. Doing so [[Kusanagi Sword: Chidori Katana|through his sword]], he can even slice through [[Samurai Sabre Technique|similar chakra waves]]. He can also create an [[Chidori Sharp Spear|extendable sword]] and solid [[Chidori Senbon|senbon]] for more precise and distant attacks. Another original technique of his is [[Kirin]], which uses natural lightning, allowing Sasuke to perform it even when visibly exhausted. It is powerful enough to destroy a [[Uchiha Hideout|mountain]] plus break through [[Itachi Uchiha]]'s Susanoo. After attaining the Six Paths Chakra, Sasuke was able to infuse it into his Chidori, allowing him to effectively combat Madara Uchiha as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, even having enough power to cut him in half, along with making a [[Blaze Release]]-[[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|enhanced]] variant during his final clash with Naruto. Sasuke can also manipulate his lightning chakra and techniques through Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696</ref> Once combining his Susanoo with the tailed beasts' chakra, Sasuke can perform his greatest element technique, [[Indra's Arrow]]. This technique not only matched the power of Naruto's two most [[Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken|powerful]] [[Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken|techniques]] simultaneously, but produced a massive vortex, albeit during a clash with Naruto's jutsu, dwarfing even the Valley of the End.
   
[[File:Kirin.JPG|thumb|right|Sasuke activates Kirin.]]
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[[File:Sasuke using Enton Kagutsuchi.png|thumb|Sasuke employing the use of Blaze Release.]]
Over the timeskip, Sasuke put a great deal of time developing his lighting-based chakra, having mastered it to create many new techniques of said type, most of these revolving around his Chidori, which he has refined. When first seen in Part II, he was able to channel his Chidori to emit electricity from [[Chidori Current|all over his body]] as a shield that stuns those it comes into contact with. He can also channel the Chidori [[Kusanagi Sword: Chidori Katana|through his sword]] through "[[chakra flow]]", giving [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|the blade]] extreme cutting power and allowing it to numb anyone it cuts. This is powerful enough to slice through a chakra wave created by a similar [[Samurai Sabre Technique|sword technique]]. He can also concentrate it into a [[Chidori Sharp Spear|sword]] and solid [[Chidori Senbon|senbon]] in order to make more precise attacks. He is also able to infuse shuriken with lightning chakra. Sasuke's most powerful elemental technique is [[Kirin]], a lightning technique that uses natural lightning as opposed to chakra, allowing Sasuke to perform it even when visibly exhausted. If there are no thunder clouds available, Sasuke can use a [[Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique|powerful fire release technique]] to create thunder clouds. Sasuke then takes control of the lightning, shapes it into a [[Wikipedia:Qilin|kirin]], and then brings the lightning down on his target. The technique is so powerful that it has the ability to destroy a mountain, as well as break through the defences of [[Itachi Uchiha]]'s Susanoo.
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When Sasuke manifested his Mangekyō Sharingan, he developed the ability to use [[Blaze Release]]. Aside from unleashing [[Amaterasu|a wave of unquenchable black flames]] that incinerates everything it touches, Sasuke can [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|control the movement of the flames and shape them]], and have the black flames [[Amaterasu: Flame Wrapping Fire|surround him]] as well as create black flame spikes to protect himself. When gaining his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke could combine Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi with [[Susanoo]] to create [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|Amaterasu swords and arrows]] that can pierce through heavy defences and ignite them,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 15</ref> and create a barrage of [[Blaze Release: Yasaka Magatama|Amaterasu magatama]] to handle multiple enemies.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, pages 10-11</ref> Sasuke could also use his Kagutsuchi in his hand for direct usage,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 641, page 10</ref> as well as combine it with his Chidori in his left hand.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 698, page 3</ref> Sasuke also learned how to use [[Wind]], [[Earth]], and [[Water Release]].<ref>''Fourth Databook''</ref>
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[[File:Blaze Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's mastery of Blaze Release.]]
 
When Sasuke gained the Mangekyō Sharingan, he manifested [[Amaterasu]] during his battle with [[Killer B]]. During the [[Kage Summit]], he developed an advanced Fire Release known as the [[Blaze Release]]; an element that draws its power from Amaterasu. Aside from unleashing a wave of unquenchable black flames that incinerates everything that reflects in his eyesight, Sasuke can control the movement of the flames into [[Amaterasu: Flame Wrapping Fire|surrounding]] him and creating [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|spikes]] to protect himself. As such, he was regarded as more skilled with it than Itachi was by [[C]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 14</ref> When he gained his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, his Blaze Release greatly improved. He could use a [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi]] without [[Susanoo]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 632, page 17</ref> as well as create [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|Amaterasu swords and arrows]] with Susanoo that can pierce through heavy defences and ignite them,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 15</ref> and finally create a barrage of [[Blaze Release: Yasaka Magatama|Amaterasu magatama]] to handle multiple enemies.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, pages 10-11</ref>
 
   
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
==== Sharingan ====
 
==== Sharingan ====
[[File:Sasuke3.jpg|thumb|right|Sasuke's Sharingan]]
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[[File:Sasuke's Sharigan.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's Sharingan.]]
As a member of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke possesses the [[Sharingan]], the clan's [[kekkei genkai]]. This dōjutsu grants Sasuke all the Sharingan's standard abilities such as analysing and predicting movements, as well as copying enemy techniques into his arsenal. He first developed it at age 7, during Itachi's departure from Konoha after the [[Uchiha clan massacre]], with one [[tomoe]] in each eye, but Sasuke had forgotten he had activated the Sharingan from being traumatised by the incident. He was able to reactivate it during the battle with [[Haku]], where his right eye acquired two tomoe in it. By the time he fought [[Rock Lee]], both eyes had two tomoe. During his battle against Naruto at the [[Valley of the End]], it reached completion with three tomoe in each eye. In developing his Sharingan prowess, Sasuke drastically increased his time periods to which he can maintain it, with little effect to his chakra levels, even in prolonged fights against several high-level opponents.
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Sasuke is one of select members of the Uchiha clan to awaken this [[Kekkei Genkai]], doing so at age 7, with one [[tomoe]] in each eye, after seeing Itachi [[Uchiha clan massacre|murder their clan]]. However, due to the trauma Sasuke endured, he was unable to recall this development and could not use it until years later during his battle with [[Haku]]. Later during his battle against Naruto in the [[Valley of the End]], both eyes reached full maturity with three tomoe. With training, Sasuke became able to maintain his Sharingan for considerable periods of time with little effect to his chakra levels, even against several high-level opponents. While only making liberal use of it during Part I, Orochimaru stated Sasuke's Sharingan had an even greater power and clarity than Itachi's despite its incomplete state at the time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 49, page 17</ref>
   
While making good use of it in Part I, Sasuke also developed a number of more novel uses for it in Part II. During his encounter with Naruto, Sasuke's Sharingan could enter Naruto's subconscious and effectively suppressed [[Kurama]]'s chakra. In this instance, the tailed beast compared Sasuke's visual prowess to that of Madara Uchiha.<ref name="ch309"/> In Part II, Sasuke regularly uses his [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|Sharingan genjutsu]] abilities, which grew considerably strong, to easily hypnotise opponents, replay memories,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 346, pages 2-8</ref> paralyse his target,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 5-6</ref> and control a mighty summoned creature like [[Manda]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 363, pages 11-12</ref> When Orochimaru later tried to take over his body, Sasuke was able to use his Sharingan to turn Orochimaru's technique against the Sannin. He was also able to break out of Itachi's [[Tsukuyomi]] after enhancing his Sharingan with the power of his cursed seal, much to his brother's shock.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 388, pages 9-14</ref>
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This dōjutsu grants Sasuke multiple enhanced visual powers, being able to observe and differentiate the flow of chakra, perceive everything within his sight with great detail and from that, accurately predict nearly all of a person's movements. He can also perfectly mimic a person's movements and copy their techniques into his own arsenal, provided he is physically conditioned for it or risks greatly taxing his body. His Sharingan can also cast powerful [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] through eye-contact, able to easily hypnotise targets to restrict movements,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 5-6</ref> relay recorded memories,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 346, pages 2-8</ref> apply deceptive hallucinations shocking enough to stir the then-emotionless [[Sai]], and even easily quell [[Jūgo]]'s violent impulses. Defensively, Sasuke was able to repel an enemy's technique that attacks his own mind, stopping Orochimaru's attempt to possess the former's body and ultimately turn it against him. Also, despite wielding a lesser dōjutsu, Sasuke's eyes proved strong enough to dispel a genjutsu as powerful as Itachi's [[Tsukuyomi]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 388, pages 9-14</ref> Likewise, Tobi noted that Sasuke's resourcefulness and precise timing is able to easily catch his opponents off-guard in his illusions.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 480, pages 6-7</ref> More prominently, Sasuke was able to enter Naruto's subconscious to effectively suppress [[Kurama]]'s chakra,<ref name="ch309" /> and completely control [[Manda]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 363, pages 11-12</ref> showing his potential to use the dōjutsu's most potent power to subjugate the [[tailed beasts]].<ref>Second Databook page 45</ref>
   
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
[[File:SasukeMangekyo.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan]]
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[[File:SasukeMangekyo.png|thumb|Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Sasuke awakened his [[Mangekyō Sharingan#Sasuke Uchiha|Mangekyō Sharingan]] after the death of his older brother, Itachi. Sasuke's Mangekyō takes the appearance of three intersecting ellipses. Unlike other Sharingan, which have a black design and red background, Sasuke's Mangekyō is the first one that is shown to have a red design and a black background. His Eternal Mangekyō took the shape of his old Mangekyō Sharingan, with a symmetrical version of Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan design in the centre.
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Sasuke awakened his [[Mangekyō Sharingan#Sasuke Uchiha|Mangekyō Sharingan]] after learning the truth about his [[Itachi|older brother]]'s true intentions. The tomoe of Sasuke's Mangekyō spread and converge along the edge of its iris, taking on the appearance of three intersecting ellipses. The pattern of Sasuke's Mangekyō is known as the {{translation|"Straight Tomoe"|直巴|Choku Tomoe}}, which gives Sasuke an even higher capability of reading his opponents movements and to fluidly act upon.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 8</ref> Like most Mangekyō Sharingan, prolonged and regular usage upon its ocular powers can deteriorate his vision. Despite this danger, Sasuke has not hesitated to test his limits with the power it affords. During his confrontation with Kakashi, the excessive usage of his Mangekyō Sharingan resulted in Sasuke reeling from overexertion and his sight reduced to a heavy blur. This combined with Naruto's unyielding convictions made Sasuke finally request that Tobi transplant Itachi's eyes to regain his full sight. This resulted in Sasuke's acquisition of the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan; obtaining additional might from Itachi's ocular power and no longer showing any physical strain, diminished sight, or fatigue sustained from using this dōjutsu. With this new form Sasuke's Mangekyō pattern changed, gaining a symmetrical, more aligned rendition of Itachi's Mangekyō tomoe that is centred within Sasuke's own.
   
[[File:Sasuke EMS Eyes 574.jpg|thumb|right|Sasuke's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Sasuke's Eternal Mangekyo.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Customary of the dōjutsu, Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan damages and gradually reduces his eyesight every time he uses it, causing him to experience great pain and extreme fatigue as well as causing eye bleeding with each use. While resting after his fight with Killer B, Sasuke found that his vision was slightly blurred and during his battle with Kakashi, unleashing Susanoo's final form caused his vision to worsen, leaving him unable to maintain the technique. Although Sasuke initially refused Itachi's eyes, after his conversation with Naruto, he finally had Tobi transplant his brother's eyes in order to escape the Mangekyō-induced blindness and to face Naruto with his full power.
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With his left Mangekyō, he is able to cast unquenchable [[Blaze Release|black flames]] upon his focal point with [[Amaterasu]]. With his right Mangekyō, he is able to cast [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi]] to [[Shape Transformation|manipulate]] and extinguish them at will. Due to this greater degree of control, Sasuke's use of these black flames are said to surpass Itachi's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 14</ref> He has regularly used his right eye for casting genjutsu, some powerful enough to break a target's will, and paralyse them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 408, page 4</ref> [[Danzō Shimura]] stated that Sasuke's genjutsu is incapable of altering the victim's perception of time, and thus is vastly inferior to Itachi's Tsukuyomi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 3</ref>
   
The first technique that Sasuke has displayed using the Mangekyō was [[Tsukuyomi]], allowing him to break a target's will and paralyse them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 408, page 4</ref> However, Danzō denounced Sasuke's might with the technique, reiterating Itachi's ability to alter a victim's perception of time while under his Tsukuyomi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 3</ref> Despite this, Tobi noted that Sasuke's resourcefulness and precise timing in its use are able to somewhat make up for the illusion's lack of power. The second technique was [[Amaterasu]]. When Sasuke first used it [[Transcription Seal: Amaterasu|unintentionally]] on Tobi, his right eye took Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan form. When he later used it on his own, they took his own Mangekyō Sharingan form. Various characters have implied that his skill with Amaterasu surpasses Itachi's, as he is able to both control and extinguish the flames with his right eye.
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[[File:SasukePSS.png|thumb|Sasuke's stabilised perfect Susanoo.]]
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After awakening the powers of both Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke became one of the few Uchiha capable of invoking [[Susanoo]], with his extreme emotions being the root of its development. While initially relying upon different partial manifestations, Sasuke was soon able to complete his Susanoo's body. It can produce a [[Susanoo Sword|sword]], a [[Susanoo Bow|bow]] that doubles as a shield, and an orb of chakra that conjures the arrows. Defensively, its rib cage is able to withstand a direct barrage from [[Gaara]], [[Temari]], [[Kankurō]], and [[Darui]] without any damage. Offensively, his Susanoo's fist and various weapons are strong enough to destroy many large stone pillars with a single attack and its arrows move at speeds only [[Sage Mode]] users such as [[Kabuto Yakushi]] can avoid. Sasuke's armoured Susanoo developed during his skirmish against Kakashi, becoming a similar yet more sinister version of Itachi's own armoured Susanoo and changing the composition of its orb of chakra to that of Blaze Release from which he is able to [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|fashion]] a number of weapons.
   
[[File:Sasuke Eternal MS Susanoo.jpg|thumb|left|Sasuke's full Susanoo, complete with an Amaterasu orb.]]
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Following the recovery of Itachi's transplant, the final stage of his Susanoo underwent a drastic change, with scaled hands, a beak-like hood and a larger bow, with a more shield-like composition, giving it an overall more intimidating appearance. By the time of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Sasuke was able to conjure his Susanoo complete with a lower body. Using [[Jūgo]]'s [[Sage Transformation]], Sasuke is able to infuse his Susanoo with [[senjutsu]] chakra, which appears as the flame pattern of the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] covering it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 648, page 4</ref> Upon further syncing with Naruto, Sasuke is able to stabilise Susanoo's armoured form into its perfect form and arm it onto Naruto's senjutsu-enhanced [[Tailed Beast Mode]], enabling them to cut through [[Obito Uchiha]], and his [[Sword of Nunoboko]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651, pages 13-15</ref> After further adjusting with the power of the Sage of Six Paths, Sasuke was able to manifest his Susanoo without activating his Mangekyō Sharingan form and advance the construct to a perfect version, which was able to fend off Madara Uchiha's multiple [[Chibaku Tensei]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, page 15</ref> and even protect those inside of it from the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] as its light could not penetrate through its chakra body.<ref name="c677">''Naruto'' chapter 677</ref> Sasuke has also shown the ability to channel his Chidori into his perfect Susanoo's primary left hand.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 695, pages 15-17</ref>
Sasuke is one of the rare few Uchiha who obtained the ability to use [[Susanoo]], which he can use in the same manner as his Cursed Seal, manifesting single parts at a time; the technique's development is dependent on Sasuke's extreme emotion, usually anger. Sasuke initially uses incomplete versions of Susanoo due to various reasons. During his fight with Danzō, he uses a more complete version, and demonstrates its ability to use different weapons. Later on, during his fight with Kakashi, he perfected his Susanoo into an armoured form similar to Itachi's. Unlike Itachi, Sasuke's Amaterasu comes from his left eye, and Tsukuyomi along with his ability to manipulate and extinguish the black flames from his right eye. The last ability Sasuke demonstrated with his Mangekyō Sharingan was a technique that manipulates the black flames of Amaterasu known as [[Blaze Release]].
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Following the acquisition of the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, the usage of this dōjutsu or any of its techniques doesn't appear to affect his chakra reserves nearly as much and his health at all. His Susanoo's final form also underwent a new change as the armour's hood gained a beak-like shape, its hands gained scales and it wields an orb composed of the black flames of Amaterasu on its second right hand, from which he can fashion into several weapons. The bow in its other hand developed into a bigger, more shield-like appearence.
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[[File:Sasuke's rinnegan.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's Rinnegan.]]
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After receiving the Six Paths Chakra, Sasuke's left Sharingan evolved into a [[Rinnegan]]. Unlike Hagoromo's own, Sasuke's Rinnegan possesses six tomoe. With it, Sasuke gains the ability to touch Madara Uchiha's [[Chakra Receiver Manifestation|Chakra Disruption Blades]] without suffering their after effects.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673</ref> He is also able to see otherwise [[Limbo: Border Jail|invisible targets]] and, through the Six Paths Power, has gained the [[Amenotejikara|ability]] to transport himself and anyone near him as well as inanimate objects within a limited range.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 2, 8</ref>
   
=== Chakra Prowess ===
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Sasuke's Rinnegan is still able to access the Sharingan's powers, including usage of the Blaze Release. It appears Sasuke is unable to deactivate his Rinnegan, requiring him to close his left eye when he is low on chakra. Black Zetsu also alluded that Sasuke's Rinnegan may be the reason for why he was able resist the influence of the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]],<ref name="c677" /> and because so, Sasuke himself believes that as the colossal genjutsu was cast with a Rinnegan, only his Rinnegan can dispel it in return.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 678</ref> After fully adjusting to the Rinnegan, as with other inheritors of Hagoromo's dōjutsu, Sasuke has also obtained the [[Six Paths Technique]], able to quickly use [[Deva Path]] to individually seal away all nine tailed beasts within a [[Chibaku Tensei]] each. Sasuke's Rinnegan has the ability to cast genjutsu, including one that can easily [[Genjutsu: Rinnegan|control]] all nine tailed beasts at once. However, [[Kurama]] was able to put up a little resistance. With [[Preta Path]], Sasuke can absorb one's chakra through physical contact. Yin-Kurama noted that because his Rinnegan was still new he could not absorb and utilise jutsu at the same time.
[[File:Sasuke Cold Chakra.jpg|thumb|right|Sasuke's chakra becoming colder and darker due to his Uchiha hatred becoming stronger.]]
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Even by Uchiha standards, Sasuke has exceptionally strong chakra. At age 7, he was already able to use his clan's [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|signature fire release technique]]. This later surprised even Kakashi, as such techniques usually require more developed chakra. In Part II, his reserves grew considerably greater, able to use many highly chakra-consuming techniques in a day, even recklessly using three different [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] techniques plus Chidori multiple times respectively without visible exhaustion; able to continue fighting effectively with plenty of stamina left against the Kage. Also, even when extremely weakened, he could summon [[Manda]], a high level summon (though he may have used Orochimaru's chakra for this). After gaining Itachi's eyes, Sasuke's reserves appear to have grown even further, as during the battle against Kabuto, he was visibly unaffected from using several of his Mangekyō Sharingan techniques as well as his Chidori multiple times.
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[[File:Sasuke absorbing chakra.png|thumb|Sasuke absorbing chakra from within his Chibaku Tensei.]]
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Sasuke, using his perfect Susanoo, is also able to absorb, contain and control the tailed beasts' powers much like the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696, page 7</ref> With this form he is able to approach the level of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]. He is also able to transform his sword into [[Indra's Arrow|a bow that shoots giant lightning arrows]], or create several [[Chidori Senbon|giant senbon]] which are capable of countering senjutsu-enhanced [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696</ref> By combining his Lightning Release and the tailed beasts' chakra through Susanoo, Sasuke is able to produce [[Indra's Arrow]], his most powerful attack that's sheer power could counter Naruto's [[Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken|two]] [[Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken|strongest]] attacks simultaneously.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 697</ref>
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Quality-wise, Sasuke's chakra is very powerful; its strength is compared to that of Madara Uchiha's, whose chakra was particularly strong even amongst the Uchiha. When Sasuke first arrived at the [[Land of Sound]] and gave Kabuto a frightening glare, both he and Orochimaru noted Sasuke's exceptional chakra. His chakra's strength was even great enough to break free from Danzō's [[Danzō's Juinjutsu|restraining seal]] by releasing it from his entire body. Likewise, his chakra control has also grown considerably. With many high-level techniques, usually lightning and fire-based, he can perform them with few to no hand seals, giving his opponents little time to react.
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=== Chakra ===
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Even by Uchiha standards, Sasuke has exceptionally strong chakra, which in part stems from being a reincarnation of his ancestor, [[Indra]], inheriting his strong spiritual energy. At age 7, he was already able to use his clan's signature fire release technique, something Kakashi noted requires much developed chakra. In Part II, his reserves grew considerably greater, able to summon a high-level snake like Manda. After developing his Mangekyō Sharingan, despite Sasuke repeatedly using it among other chakra-consuming techniques, he still fought effectively in multiple consecutive battles against four of the Kage, Danzō and later Team 7 before finally succumbing to exhaustion. After gaining Itachi's eyes, Sasuke's reserves appear to have grown even further, as during the Fourth Shinobi World War, he was visibly unaffected from using several high-level techniques against powerful enemies.
   
Gradually, as Sasuke continued to sink deeper into darkness, his chakra became noticeably darker.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, pages 8-9</ref> Even [[Kurama]] noted that Sasuke's chakra has become even darker than his own, and even similar to that of Madara.<ref name="ch309">''Naruto'' chapter 309, pages 3-5</ref> Karin has also mentioned that Sasuke's chakra, as he approached the point of manifesting [[Susanoo]], had become even darker, and colder than the corrupting influence of the second stage [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 460, pages 14-15</ref> and has since continued to grow even more potent along with the development of Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 464, page 17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 9</ref>
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Quality-wise, Sasuke's chakra is very powerful even amongst the Uchiha. When Sasuke first arrived at the [[Land of Sound]] and gave Kabuto a frightening glare, both he and Orochimaru noted Sasuke's exceptional chakra. In Part II, his chakra control grew considerably, able to use many high-level techniques, usually lightning and fire-based, with few to no hand seals. Due to the [[Curse of Hatred|curse]] of his clan, as Sasuke continued to sink into darkness, his chakra became noticeably darker,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, pages 8-9</ref> even more so than [[Kurama]] as noted by itself.<ref name="ch309">''Naruto'' chapter 309, pages 3-5</ref> Karin has also mentioned that Sasuke's chakra while battling at the Kage Summit had become even darker, and colder than the corrupting influence of the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 460, pages 14-15</ref> His chakra's strength was even great enough to break free from Danzō's [[Self-Cursing Seal]]. After meeting the spirit of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]], the legendary sage gave Sasuke half of his chakra.
   
 
=== Intelligence ===
 
=== Intelligence ===
From a young age, Sasuke has repeatedly shown keen instincts and quick decision-making, causing many to consider him a genius. Able to easily learn various advanced techniques or utilise basic ones for crafty manoeuvres, Sasuke already became a stand-out before graduating the Academy. He is a proficient strategist, observing his opponent's skills and deducing their workings with ease and accuracy while remaining calm and composed. He then chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter them.<ref name="d3"/> His resolution enables him to pick strategies in which he requires getting injured in order to defeat the enemy, thereby showing tremendous endurance and willpower.
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[[File:Kirin.png|thumb|left|Sasuke manipulating the atmosphere to his advantage to create his Kirin technique instead of casting it himself.]]
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From a young age, Sasuke repeatedly showed keen instincts and quick decision-making skills, considered by many to be a genius. Able to easily learn various advanced techniques or utilise basic ones for crafty manoeuvres, Sasuke already became a stand-out before even graduating the Academy. He is a proficient strategist and tactician, observing his opponent's skills and deducing their workings with ease and accuracy whilst remaining calm and composed. He then chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter them.<ref name="d3" /> Likewise, he can use his techniques as setups for his larger-scale ones. Even [[Minato]] noted Sasuke's ability to calmly assess the situation,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 639, page 9</ref> and Madara noted Sasuke's great battle sense.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 10</ref> Sasuke is also a very capable leader, able to form a team from specific ninja and effectively instruct them to engage an enemy. He can also perform a series of precise and coordinated attacks with others, even his brother Itachi despite their previous volatile relationship.
   
Sasuke is also a very capable leader, able to form a team from specific ninja after scouting them out and quickly command their respect and cooperation. Furthermore, he can effectively instruct his team to engage an enemy. He also showed the ability to perform a series of precise and coordinated attacks with his brother Itachi with minimal planning despite their previous volatile relationship.
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Against crafty opponents like Deidara, Sasuke can quickly decipher the mechanisms behind their abilities and properly find the right counter. His resolution also enables him to pick strategies in which he requires getting injured in order to defeat the enemy, showing tremendous endurance and willpower. He can be rather deceptive, and has proven capable of tricking older, more experienced shinobi like Danzō into confirming the mechanics of their techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 13</ref> Likewise, Sasuke can use even basic illusions to dangerous effect, tricking his opponent into letting their guard down.
   
His intelligence also allowed him to develop many powerful techniques on his own, all based on the one technique his teacher taught him. From the Chidori, Sasuke mastered the principles of Lightning Release, and created many innovative techniques that are derived from it. He was also able to combine techniques together to create the right atmosphere for the Kirin, utilising weather manipulation to create a powerful thunderstorm. In order to defeat his former mentor Orochimaru, Sasuke did extensive research of his various abilities, such as the nature of his snake summons and techniques as well as his unique cursed seals. With this knowledge, he was able to resurrect the Sannin using a combination of Anko's cursed seal, a piece of Kabuto's altered body and a [[Evil Releasing Method|special fūinjutsu]].
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He can develop many powerful techniques on his own, all based on the one technique he learned from another. From Rock Lee's techniques, Sasuke created different taijutsu manuevers. From the Chidori, Sasuke mastered Lightning Release and created many innovative techniques. Sasuke is a proficient researcher, able to well-prepare himself for enemies and their various abilities, such as the nature of Orochimaru's snake techniques and unique cursed seals. Sasuke was also able to use his Sharingan to perfectly sync his chakra with Naruto's to perform the "[[Scorch Release: Halo Gale Jet Black Arrow Style Zero]]", something Tobirama noted as extremely difficult.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 634, page 16</ref> Sasuke is a capable tracker, able to follow Itachi even though the latter used a flock of crows to block his vision. Sasuke is also shown to be very observant. When Sakura and Obito opened a portal to bring back Sasuke, the portal was only opened for a few seconds, but during those few seconds Sasuke noticed Sakura's discarded flak jacket and used it as a catalyst to extend his Amenotejikara and reunite with them. Sasuke is also very good at masking his true intentions in battle. When he saw the explosives Deidara created did not explode when he countered them with Lightning Release he immediately considered the possibility of Lightning Release being able to deactviate the bombs and even tested his hypothesis on a landmine while making it look like he was trying to find a space in between the land mines to safely step on.
   
 
=== Other Skills ===
 
=== Other Skills ===
Under Orochimaru's training, Sasuke was subjected to the Sannin's experiments and as a result developed physical enhancements including an immunity towards most forms of [[poison]]s, to a level that the one Sakura learned from [[Shizune]] would not affect him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 485, page 8</ref> However, he was not immune to the effects of Orochimaru's true form's poisonous blood. His training has also given him great skill in [[fūinjutsu]] and is also otherwise quite knowledgeable in other seals, such as Orochimaru's cursed seals. As an Uchiha, he is also one of the few who can [[Naka Shrine Pass Technique|access]] the Naka Shrine.
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Under Orochimaru's training, Sasuke was subjected to the Sannin's experiments and as a result developed physical enhancements including an immunity towards most forms of [[poison]]s, to a level that the one Sakura learned from [[Shizune]] would not affect him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 485, page 8</ref> However, he was not immune to the effects of Orochimaru's true form's poisonous blood. After absorbing Orochimaru, Sasuke gained the Sannin's [[Power of the White Snake|regenerative powers]], allowing him to heal at a much faster rate than usual,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 365, page 6</ref> and access Orochimaru's chakra as extra reserves, although he preferred not to use them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 392, pages 4-6</ref> He can also use the [[Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique]] to shed his skin and produce a new body, thus repairing any damage he sustained, though it drained him of much chakra. However, Sasuke has not used these abilities since Itachi extracted Orochimaru from his body and sealed him. As an Uchiha, he is also one of the few who can [[Naka Shrine Pass Technique|access]] the Naka Shrine. During his meeting with Hagoromo, Sasuke was taught a [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei|powerful fūinjutsu]], that when used with Naruto, was strong enough to completely seal Kaguya Ōtsutsuki.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 690</ref>
   
 
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=== Land of Waves Arc ===
 
=== Land of Waves Arc ===
[[File:Sasuke protects Naruto.png|thumb|left|Sasuke protects Naruto.]]
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[[File:Sasuke saves naruto.png|thumb|left|Sasuke taking on the Demon Brothers.]]
Sasuke's first major mission was escorting the bridge builder, [[Tazuna]], to his home in the poverty-stricken [[Land of Waves]]. Soon after setting out, Sasuke showed exceptional skill when attacked by the [[Demon Brothers]], even taunting Naruto for being shocked and useless during this encounter. When they later had a tree-climbing exercise to improve chakra control, he managed to stay ahead of Naruto for a good length of time, but as Naruto began to catch up, they started to push each other's limits. His skills improved, Sasuke was almost able to compete with [[Haku]], who was extremely dangerous because of his extreme speed and dexterity. It was during this battle that Sasuke reawakened the legacy of his clan, the [[Sharingan]], and even selflessly put himself in the way of Haku's attack on Naruto to protect him. Although he claimed his body had moved on its own, his actions showed that he was willing to put himself in mortal danger for Naruto's sake. Although it appeared that Sasuke had died in the process, it was later revealed that he was merely put in a temporary death state.
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Sasuke's first major mission was escorting the bridge builder, [[Tazuna]], to his home in the poverty-stricken [[Land of Waves]]. Soon after setting out, Sasuke showed exceptional skill when attacked by the [[Demon Brothers]], even taunting Naruto for being shocked and useless during this encounter. Though Kakashi was the one to defeat them. After arriving to their destination, they were attacked by [[Zabuza Momochi]], a [[missing-nin]] from the Hidden Mist Village. On Kakashi's instructions, he and his teammates used a [[Manji Formation|formation]] to protect Tazuna while Kakashi faced the enemy. Unfortunately, Kakashi gets trapped and he and Naruto created a plan to take on the latter. Despite not defeating Zabuza, the two were able to make Zabuza free Kakashi from his trap. With Kakashi freed, his sensei gained the advantage over Zabuza but just as he was winning a masked hunter-nin knocked Zabuza out, taking him away.
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[[File:Sasuke protects Naruto.png|thumb|Sasuke protects Naruto.]]Later, he along with his teammates had a tree-climbing exercise to improve chakra control. He managed to stay ahead of Naruto for a good length of time, but as Naruto began to catch up, they started to push each other's limits. Some time after, while on the bridge Zabuza returned with the masked hunter-nin as backup. After defeating a few water clones of Zabuza, he engaged [[Haku]] in battle. Haku however was able to gain the advantage with his dangeous speed and dexterity. Sasuke thinks on his feet and uses chakra control to give him an edge, with the result of keeping up with Haku and landing a powerful blow. Suddenly, he finds himself trapped in Haku's crystal ice mirror technique. Unable to escape, he is pelted with senbon. Naruto comes to aid him, but it proves useless. It was here that Sasuke reawakened the legacy of his clan, the Sharingan. With it he was able to see the foe's attacks and for the most part counter them. Although he claimed his body had moved on its own, his actions showed that he was willing to put himself in mortal danger for Naruto's sake. Although it appeared that Sasuke had died in the process, it was later revealed that he was merely put in a temporary death state.
   
 
=== Chūnin Exam Arc ===
 
=== Chūnin Exam Arc ===
Before the [[Chūnin Exams]] started, Sasuke fought [[Rock Lee]], who uses his speed to defeat him with his [[taijutsu]] prowess. However, before the [[Front Lotus|finishing blow]] could be given, [[Might Guy]] interrupted the match and punished his beloved student for using a forbidden technique in a normal fight. In the first part of the exam, Sasuke realised that, to succeed in the written test, it is required to cheat without getting caught, using his Sharingan to copy the pencil movements of a student in front of him, effectively copying the answers.
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Before the [[Chūnin Exams]] started, Sasuke fought [[Rock Lee]], who uses his speed to defeat him with his [[taijutsu]] techniques. However, before the [[Front Lotus|finishing blow]] could be given, [[Might Guy]] interrupted the match and punished his beloved student for using a forbidden technique in a normal fight. In the first part of the exam, Sasuke realised that, to succeed in the written test, it is required to cheat without getting caught, using his Sharingan to copy the pencil movements of a student in front of him, effectively copying the answers.
   
[[File:Sasuke receives curse seal.png|thumb|Sasuke branded with Orochimaru's cursed seal.]]
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[[File:Sasuke receives curse seal.png|thumb|left|Sasuke branded with Orochimaru's cursed seal.]]
In the second test of the Chūnin Exams in the [[Forest of Death]], Sasuke was attacked by who he thought was [[Kusagakure]] genin [[Shiore]]. However, with Naruto urging him not to surrender to the stronger ninja, Sasuke defeats who he learns is actually the missing-nin [[Orochimaru]] who implants his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven|cursed seal]] on Sasuke's neck as a reward. Losing conscious from the immense pain of the seal as it attunes to his body, Sasuke suffers horrific nightmares before awakening under its influence as he mercilessly defeats [[Team Dosu|Otogakure genin]] and breaks [[Zaku]]'s arms. It took Sakura's hug and pleas to snap him back to normal. In a flashback detailed Part II, Sasuke is revealed to have met [[Karin]] while saving her from a [[bear]], letting her be as he didn't need her scroll.
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In the second test of the Chūnin Exams in the [[Forest of Death]], Sasuke was attacked by who he thought was [[Kusagakure]] genin [[Shiore]]. However, with Naruto urging him not to surrender to the stronger ninja, Sasuke defeats who he learns is actually the missing-nin [[Orochimaru]] who implants his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven|cursed seal]] on Sasuke's neck as a reward. Losing conscious from the immense pain of the seal as it attunes to his body, Sasuke suffers horrific nightmares before awakening under its influence as he mercilessly defeats [[Team Dosu|Otogakure genin]] and breaks [[Zaku]]'s arms. It took Sakura's hug and pleas to snap him back to normal. In a flashback detailed Part II, Sasuke is revealed to have met [[Karin]] while saving her from a [[wikipedia:bear|bear]], letting her be as he didn't need her scroll.
   
 
Sasuke's match up in the preliminaries was against [[Yoroi Akadō]]. Before the fight started, Kakashi warned Sasuke that, if his cursed seal got out of control, which would happen if he used any [[chakra]], he would need to be removed from the competition. The match started with Yoroi absorbing what little chakra Sasuke had left through his hands, and with Sasuke being in constant pain from his cursed seal. Having only one option, and remembering his previous encounter with Rock Lee, Sasuke used the [[Lion Combo]]. Yoroi was knocked out, and Sasuke advanced to the next round.
 
Sasuke's match up in the preliminaries was against [[Yoroi Akadō]]. Before the fight started, Kakashi warned Sasuke that, if his cursed seal got out of control, which would happen if he used any [[chakra]], he would need to be removed from the competition. The match started with Yoroi absorbing what little chakra Sasuke had left through his hands, and with Sasuke being in constant pain from his cursed seal. Having only one option, and remembering his previous encounter with Rock Lee, Sasuke used the [[Lion Combo]]. Yoroi was knocked out, and Sasuke advanced to the next round.
   
[[File:Sphere of Sand.JPG|thumb|left|Sasuke in his fight with Gaara.]]
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[[File:Sasuke against Gaara.png|thumb|Sasuke's battle with Gaara.]]
Following his win, Kakashi took Sasuke away to seal the cursed seal, but made it a point to tell him that the seal would only remain active as long as Sasuke wanted it to. Not convinced that his words would deter Sasuke from using the cursed seal, and turning to Orochimaru, Kakashi used the month leading up to the final rounds to teach him the [[Chidori]]. At the same time, knowing Sasuke would be facing [[Gaara]], he helped Sasuke to emulate some of Lee's speed. After showing up late for his match with Gaara, Sasuke demonstrated the fruits of his training, even managing to break through Gaara's defences and injure him. Before the match could finish, however, it was interrupted by the start of Orochimaru's attack on Konoha.
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Following his win, Kakashi took Sasuke away to seal the cursed seal, but made it a point to tell him that the seal would only remain active as long as Sasuke wanted it to. Not convinced that his words would deter Sasuke from using the cursed seal, and turning to Orochimaru, Kakashi used the month leading up to the final rounds to teach him the [[Chidori]]. At the same time, knowing Sasuke would be facing [[Gaara]], he helped Sasuke to emulate some of Lee's speed and fighting style, [[Strong Fist]]. After showing up late for his match with Gaara, Sasuke demonstrated the fruits of his training. After Sasuke manages to overpower Gaara's sand attacks and normal defences with his improved skills, Gaara encases himself in a highly impressive [[Shield of Sand]]. Sasuke not being able to bypass Gaara's defensive and offensive technique on normal conditions stoops to using his newly learned moved, Chidori. After breaking past his defence with his attack and pierces Gaara, Gaara panics at the sight of bleeding for the first time. Before the match could finish, however, it was interrupted by the start of Orochimaru's attack on Konoha.
   
 
=== Invasion of Konoha Arc ===
 
=== Invasion of Konoha Arc ===
With the start of the invasion, Gaara fled the village with his siblings, and Sasuke was sent after them by [[Genma]]. Sasuke chased them and, after short battles with [[Kankurō]] and [[Temari]], caught up with Gaara before fighting him again. However, Gaara utilises his [[Gaara's Jinchūriki Forms#Half Shukaku Form|jinchūriki]] powers to overpower Sasuke before Naruto arrives and takes the fight in Sasuke's place and defeats Gaara. Later attending the [[Third Hokage]]'s funeral, witnessing Naruto's strength injured Sasuke's pride as he becomes envious of him.
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With the start of the invasion, Gaara fled the village with his siblings, and Sasuke was sent after them by [[Genma]]. Sasuke chased them and, after short battles with [[Kankurō]] and [[Temari]], caught up with Gaara before fighting him again. However, Gaara utilises his [[Jinchūriki Forms#Partial Transformation|jinchūriki]] powers to overpower Sasuke before Naruto arrives and takes the fight in Sasuke's place and defeats Gaara. Later attending the [[Third Hokage]]'s funeral, witnessing Naruto's strength injured Sasuke's pride as he becomes envious of him.
   
 
=== Search for Tsunade Arc ===
 
=== Search for Tsunade Arc ===
[[File:Young Sasuke vs Itachi.png|thumb|Itachi choking Sasuke.]]
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[[File:Young Sasuke vs Itachi.png|thumb|left|Itachi choking Sasuke.]]
After the failed invasion, Sasuke went to see Kakashi, and later was seen reading the stone tablet in the [[Naka Shrine]]. When he arrived at Kakashi's house to see him again, he found his teacher in a coma. Although nobody in the room was willing to tell Sasuke of what had happened, [[Aoba Yamashiro]] soon arrived and let slip that Itachi had returned to the village in search of Naruto. Determined to find Itachi, Sasuke tracks Naruto down and finds his brother there. Despite his best efforts, including the use of Chidori, none of his attacks were able to hit Itachi. Itachi tormented Sasuke physically and mentally, belittling him for still being too weak, eventually leaving Sasuke with a broken wrist and mind. Sasuke then fell into the same [[Tsukuyomi]]-induced coma as Kakashi. Guy appeared to take Sasuke back to Konoha, however, it was not until [[Tsunade]] returned to Konoha that he recovered.
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After the failed invasion, Sasuke went to see Kakashi, and later was seen reading the stone tablet in the [[Naka Shrine]]. When he arrived at Kakashi's house to see him again, he found his teacher in a coma. Although nobody in the room was willing to tell Sasuke of what had happened, [[Aoba Yamashiro]] soon arrived and let slip that Itachi had returned to the village in search of Naruto. Determined to find Itachi, Sasuke tracks Naruto down and finds his brother there. Despite his best efforts, including the use of Chidori, none of his attacks were able to hit Itachi. Itachi tormented Sasuke physically and mentally, belittling him for still being too weak, eventually leaving Sasuke with a broken wrist and mind. Sasuke then fell into the same [[Tsukuyomi]]-induced coma as Kakashi. Guy appeared to take Sasuke back to Konoha; however, it was not until [[Tsunade]] returned to Konoha that he recovered. However, despite his recovery, Itachi inadvertently subjected Sasuke to the [[Curse of Hatred]], causing him to become more violent and aggressive than before.
   
 
=== Land of Tea Arc ===
 
=== Land of Tea Arc ===
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=== Sasuke Retrieval Arc ===
 
=== Sasuke Retrieval Arc ===
[[File:Sasuke sound 4.png|thumb|left|Sasuke leaving Konoha with the Sound Four.]]
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[[File:Sasuke leaving.png|thumb|Sasuke leaving Konoha with the Sound Four.]]
 
Motivated by anger over Itachi still being stronger, and his jealously to his team-mate for becoming stronger in a short period of time, Sasuke forces Naruto into fighting him before Kakashi stops the two as they use their strongest attacks on each other. Although thinking his Chidori did the most damage to a nearby water tower, Sasuke is shocked to find Naruto's Rasengan obliterated one whole side of it without the structure being compromised. After being lectured by Kakashi over not using Chidori on his own friends, Sasuke was confronted by Orochimaru's [[Sound Four]], who have been sent to bring to him to [[Otogakure]]. Revealing himself and his comrades being branded with cursed seals with full mastery over them, [[Sakon]] leaves Sasuke with the offer to come with them if he wishes to use his cursed seal's true potential. Deciding to take Orochimaru up on his offer, Sasuke is confronted by a shocked Sakura as he sneaks out of Konoha. Despite Sakura's desperate pleas, Sasuke thanks her before knocking her out and joining up with the Sound Four, who soon afterwards advanced his cursed seal to its second level, a process that left him unconscious for most of their battle with the [[Sasuke Retrieval Team]].
 
Motivated by anger over Itachi still being stronger, and his jealously to his team-mate for becoming stronger in a short period of time, Sasuke forces Naruto into fighting him before Kakashi stops the two as they use their strongest attacks on each other. Although thinking his Chidori did the most damage to a nearby water tower, Sasuke is shocked to find Naruto's Rasengan obliterated one whole side of it without the structure being compromised. After being lectured by Kakashi over not using Chidori on his own friends, Sasuke was confronted by Orochimaru's [[Sound Four]], who have been sent to bring to him to [[Otogakure]]. Revealing himself and his comrades being branded with cursed seals with full mastery over them, [[Sakon]] leaves Sasuke with the offer to come with them if he wishes to use his cursed seal's true potential. Deciding to take Orochimaru up on his offer, Sasuke is confronted by a shocked Sakura as he sneaks out of Konoha. Despite Sakura's desperate pleas, Sasuke thanks her before knocking her out and joining up with the Sound Four, who soon afterwards advanced his cursed seal to its second level, a process that left him unconscious for most of their battle with the [[Sasuke Retrieval Team]].
 
[[File:Naruto And Sasuke.PNG|thumb|Sasuke and Naruto face off.]]
 
Soon after Sasuke woke up, he ran his way towards the [[Valley of the End]] where he is found by Naruto, who had learned Orochimaru's intent to [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|turn Sasuke into his next host]]. Seeing Naruto, Sasuke reveals his intents to kill him to obtain the Mangekyō Sharingan. Naruto refused to accept that Sasuke would do this or his other reasons for pursuing Orochimaru, choosing instead to drag Sasuke back to the village by force if needed. With Sasuke gloating that Naruto can not even make a scratch on his forehead protector, he initially having the upper hand thanks to his cursed seal and Sharingan. When he managed to pierce Naruto's right shoulder with his Chidori, however, the [[Nine-Tails]]' chakra surfaces to protect Naruto, giving him a massive power increase as he attempts to knock some sense into him. Sasuke merely retorted that Naruto could never understand losing a family as he had never had one to begin with, despite Naruto feeling that Sasuke is like a brother to him and refuses to let him sever that bond. Sasuke's Sharingan evolved to its final stage at that point, tipping the battle in Sasuke's favour with Sasuke now being able to predict Naruto's movements. However, Naruto's Nine-Tails' chakra envelops him in a [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 1|fox-shaped shield of chakra]].
 
   
 
[[File:Parting Thumb HD.png|thumb|left|Sasuke clashing with Naruto.]]
 
[[File:Parting Thumb HD.png|thumb|left|Sasuke clashing with Naruto.]]
In response, Sasuke activated the second stage of his cursed seal as both he and Naruto clash with their respective empowered attacks. Clashing with the dome produced from the conflicting energies, Sasuke defeats Naruto with a punch to the chest rather than what remained of Chidori. But before the dome dissipates while losing consciousness, Naruto managed to scratch Sasuke's forehead protector as it falls off of him. Though considering to kill Naruto then and now, Sasuke begins to have second thoughts and resolves to find his own way to surpass Itachi. Leaving behind his scratched forehead protector, which had fallen off after Naruto's last attack, Sasuke made his way to Orochimaru, who decides to train Sasuke until the time to make the youth his new host comes.
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Soon after Sasuke woke up, he ran his way towards the [[Valley of the End]] where he is found by Naruto, who had learned Orochimaru's intent to [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|turn Sasuke into his next host]]. Seeing Naruto, Sasuke reveals his intents to kill him to obtain the Mangekyō Sharingan. Naruto refused to accept that Sasuke would do this or his other reasons for pursuing Orochimaru, choosing instead to drag Sasuke back to the village by force if needed. With Sasuke gloating that Naruto can not even make a scratch on his forehead protector, he initially having the upper hand thanks to his cursed seal and Sharingan. When he managed to pierce Naruto's right shoulder with his Chidori, however, the [[Nine-Tails]]' chakra surfaces to protect Naruto, giving him a massive power increase as he attempts to knock some sense into him. Sasuke merely retorted that Naruto could never understand losing a family as he had never had one to begin with, despite Naruto feeling that Sasuke is like a brother to him and refuses to let him sever that bond. Sasuke's Sharingan evolved to its final stage at that point, tipping the battle in Sasuke's favour with Sasuke now being able to predict Naruto's movements. However, Naruto's Nine-Tails' chakra envelops him in a [[Version 1|fox-shaped shield of chakra]]. In response, Sasuke activated the second stage of his cursed seal as both he and Naruto clash with their respective empowered attacks.
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[[File:Sasuke defeats Naruto.png|thumb|Sasuke sparing Naruto's life after defeating him.]]
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Clashing with the dome produced from the conflicting energies, Sasuke defeats Naruto with a punch to the chest rather than what remained of Chidori. But before the dome dissipates while losing consciousness, Naruto managed to scratch Sasuke's forehead protector as it falls off of him. Though considering to kill Naruto then and now, Sasuke begins to have second thoughts and resolves to find his own way to surpass Itachi. Leaving behind his scratched forehead protector, which had fallen off after Naruto's last attack, Sasuke made his way to Orochimaru, who decides to train Sasuke until the time to make the youth his new host comes.
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
 
=== Sasuke and Sai Arc ===
 
=== Sasuke and Sai Arc ===
[[File:Chara Sasuke.png|thumb|Sasuke's appearance in the first half of Part II.]]
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[[File:Sasuke draws sword.png|thumb|left|Sasuke prepares to kill Naruto.]]
 
Almost three years after leaving Konoha, Sasuke meets his replacement in the renamed [[Team Kakashi]], [[Sai]]. Despite a lack of interest in Sai, Sasuke is inadvertently provoked and subjects Sai to a genjutsu exuding a large amount of [[killing intent]]. Sai is amazed that even an emotionless person such as himself was affected by Sasuke's gaze, channelling through his Sharingan. When Sai comments on how Naruto and Sakura have been searching for him, Sasuke once again regards him with indifference in attitude. Later, when Team Kakashi infiltrates one of Orochimaru's hideouts successfully under the leadership of [[Yamato]], Sai, acting on his own, locates and enters Sasuke's room while he was resting in a bid to assassinate him as ordered by his superior in Konoha's [[Root]] faction, [[Danzō Shimura]].
 
Almost three years after leaving Konoha, Sasuke meets his replacement in the renamed [[Team Kakashi]], [[Sai]]. Despite a lack of interest in Sai, Sasuke is inadvertently provoked and subjects Sai to a genjutsu exuding a large amount of [[killing intent]]. Sai is amazed that even an emotionless person such as himself was affected by Sasuke's gaze, channelling through his Sharingan. When Sai comments on how Naruto and Sakura have been searching for him, Sasuke once again regards him with indifference in attitude. Later, when Team Kakashi infiltrates one of Orochimaru's hideouts successfully under the leadership of [[Yamato]], Sai, acting on his own, locates and enters Sasuke's room while he was resting in a bid to assassinate him as ordered by his superior in Konoha's [[Root]] faction, [[Danzō Shimura]].
   
 
However, after spending quality time in Team Kakashi, especially with Naruto, Sai comes to understand the meaning of bonds of friendship, and decides to help Naruto save him. However, enraged on being disturbed, Sasuke destroys the room, drawing Naruto, Sakura and Yamato to their location. Despite this being the first time in nearly three years that they had seen each other, Sasuke expresses his usual indifference towards his former team. Unperturbed of Orochimaru's intentions for him and the prospect going home to Konoha with his former friends, Sasuke engages them in battle, showing off his increase in speed and improved abilities.
 
However, after spending quality time in Team Kakashi, especially with Naruto, Sai comes to understand the meaning of bonds of friendship, and decides to help Naruto save him. However, enraged on being disturbed, Sasuke destroys the room, drawing Naruto, Sakura and Yamato to their location. Despite this being the first time in nearly three years that they had seen each other, Sasuke expresses his usual indifference towards his former team. Unperturbed of Orochimaru's intentions for him and the prospect going home to Konoha with his former friends, Sasuke engages them in battle, showing off his increase in speed and improved abilities.
   
[[File:Sasuke's encounter with Kyuubi.jpg|thumb|left|Sasuke's encounter with the Nine-Tails.]]
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[[File:Sasuke's encounter with Kyuubi.jpg|thumb|Sasuke's encounter with the Nine-Tails.]]
Team Kakashi are ultimately outmatched against Sasuke, mostly due to the team's exhaustion with Naruto's [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 2|four-tailed form]] (that he had previously used to battle Orochimaru), causing Naruto to begin struggling with Kurama in his mind. To the surprise of both Naruto and Kurama, Sasuke uses his heightened prowess of his Sharingan to enter Naruto's subconscious to meet the Nine-Tails itself, finally discovering the true source of Naruto's strength. Kurama appears to be impressed with Sasuke's growth and ability as it states his chakra being as "sinister" as [[Madara Uchiha]]'s. Sasuke coldly dismisses knowing such a person and uses his Sharingan to suppress Kurama back into its sealed cage. Kurama concludes that this would probably be its last meeting with Sasuke, so it warns him not to kill Naruto, for he would only end up regretting it. Back outside, Sasuke decides to finish off his former team-mates, starting with Naruto, only to be stopped by Orochimaru as the prospect of them and other Konoha shinobi thinning out the [[Akatsuki]] would make his revenge easier. Accepting the notion, Sasuke [[Body Flame Technique|leaves]] with Orochimaru and [[Kabuto]].
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Team Kakashi are ultimately outmatched against Sasuke, mostly due to the team's exhaustion with Naruto's [[Version 2|four-tailed form]] (that he had previously used to battle Orochimaru), causing Naruto to begin struggling with Kurama in his mind. To the surprise of both Naruto and Kurama, Sasuke uses his heightened prowess of his Sharingan to enter Naruto's subconscious to meet the Nine-Tails itself, finally discovering the true source of Naruto's strength. Kurama appears to be impressed with Sasuke's growth and ability as it states his chakra being as "sinister" as [[Madara Uchiha]]'s. Sasuke coldly dismisses knowing such a person and uses his Sharingan to suppress Kurama back into its sealed cage. Kurama concludes that this would probably be its last meeting with Sasuke, so it warns him not to kill Naruto, for he would only end up regretting it. Back outside, Sasuke decides to finish off his former team-mates, starting with Naruto, only to be stopped by Orochimaru as the prospect of them and other Konoha shinobi thinning out the [[Akatsuki]] would make his revenge easier. Accepting the notion, Sasuke leaves with Orochimaru and [[Kabuto]].
 
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=== Three-Tails Arc ===
 
=== Three-Tails Arc ===
 
{{Main|Three-Tails Arc}}
 
{{Main|Three-Tails Arc}}
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In the anime, [[Yūkimaru]] notices Sasuke training by the waterfall as he picks camellia flowers before Kabuto takes Yūkimaru away.
   
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Arc ===
[[File:Sasuke Defeats Orochimaru.PNG|thumb|Sasuke defeats Orochimaru.]]
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[[File:Sasuke Defeats Orochimaru.PNG|thumb|left|Sasuke defeats Orochimaru.]]
 
Some time later, Orochimaru tests Sasuke's abilities by having him battle hundreds of Otogakure ninja with no compassion or mercy, a task he completes without taking a scratch and without killing any of them. When inquired about the latter part of the scenario, Sasuke remarks that the only person he wants to kill is his brother, Itachi, and leaves to his training room. Soon afterwards, as Orochimaru reaches the limit of his [[Gen'yūmaru|present "vessel"]] containing his soul, which starts degrading his health, he is notified by Kabuto that the time for [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|his ritual]] to take over Sasuke's body is near. As Kabuto leaves to get some medicine, a vulnerable Orochimaru is unexpectedly attacked by Sasuke, who deems Orochimaru too weak to be worthy of having his body or the Sharingan. Although Sasuke appears victorious after a brief scuffle with Orochimaru's true snake-form, he is nevertheless brought to Orochimaru's subconscious for his [[Living Corpse Reincarnation]]. Having severely underestimated Sasuke, it is Orochimaru, in turn, who is absorbed to a dormant state within Sasuke, who is able to reverse the process using his Sharingan and hence, gains access to all of Orochimaru's abilities.
 
Some time later, Orochimaru tests Sasuke's abilities by having him battle hundreds of Otogakure ninja with no compassion or mercy, a task he completes without taking a scratch and without killing any of them. When inquired about the latter part of the scenario, Sasuke remarks that the only person he wants to kill is his brother, Itachi, and leaves to his training room. Soon afterwards, as Orochimaru reaches the limit of his [[Gen'yūmaru|present "vessel"]] containing his soul, which starts degrading his health, he is notified by Kabuto that the time for [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|his ritual]] to take over Sasuke's body is near. As Kabuto leaves to get some medicine, a vulnerable Orochimaru is unexpectedly attacked by Sasuke, who deems Orochimaru too weak to be worthy of having his body or the Sharingan. Although Sasuke appears victorious after a brief scuffle with Orochimaru's true snake-form, he is nevertheless brought to Orochimaru's subconscious for his [[Living Corpse Reincarnation]]. Having severely underestimated Sasuke, it is Orochimaru, in turn, who is absorbed to a dormant state within Sasuke, who is able to reverse the process using his Sharingan and hence, gains access to all of Orochimaru's abilities.
   
With Orochimaru gone, Sasuke goes ahead with his plan to locate and kill Itachi, by first recruiting some of Orochimaru's former test subjects — [[Suigetsu Hōzuki]], Karin, and [[Jūgo]] — on the pretext of granting them virtues for their themselves after the success of their mission (Suigetsu wants to obtain [[Samehada]] by killing Itachi's Akatsuki partner, [[Kisame Hoshigaki]]; Karin wants to be with Sasuke due to her massive crush on him since their meeting; and, Jūgo wants to see if Sasuke was indeed worth of his dear friend, [[Kimimaro]]'s [[Sasuke Retrieval Arc|sacrifice]]), and dubs their team [[Hebi]]. And immediately afterwards, Sasuke had his team split up and learn of Itachi's potential whereabouts. While searching alone, Sasuke is found by Akatsuki members, [[Deidara]] and [[Tobi]], with the former wanting to kill him for defeating Orochimaru himself. Using his Sharingan and [[Lightning Release|lightning-based techniques]], Sasuke manages to counter most of Deidara's [[Explosive Clay|attacks]], fueling his pre-existing hatred for the Sharingan, stemming from his past encounter with Itachi, even further, which to him could not see or admire his "art". As a last ditch effort, Deidara uses [[C0]] to try blowing himself up along with Sasuke in a titanic explosion, which obliterates everything in the nearby vicinity. Sasuke, however, [[Summoning Technique|summons]] [[Manda]] in time and uses his Sharingan to have the great serpent shield him from the explosion, at the cost of his life, later admitting to Karin that he only defeated Orochimaru because he was already weakened after the latter shows disbelief that he could have. After recovering from his wounds, Hebi continues onto one of Akatsuki's lairs, where Sasuke finds a [[crow clone]] of Itachi which expresses admiration over Sasuke's growth in power and tells him they will have their battle at the [[Uchiha Hideout]], leaving the rest of Hebi behind to deal with Kisame.
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[[File:Binding Snake Glare Spell.png|thumb|Sasuke using his snakes to restrain Jūgo and Suigetsu.]]
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With Orochimaru gone, Sasuke goes ahead with his plan to locate and kill Itachi, by first recruiting some of Orochimaru's former test subjects — [[Suigetsu Hōzuki]], Karin, and [[Jūgo]] — on the pretext of granting them virtues for their themselves after the success of their mission (Suigetsu wants to obtain [[Samehada]] by killing Itachi's Akatsuki partner, [[Kisame Hoshigaki]]; Karin wants to be with Sasuke due to her massive crush on him since their meeting; and, Jūgo wants to see if Sasuke was indeed worth of his dear friend, [[Kimimaro]]'s [[Sasuke Retrieval Arc|sacrifice]]), and dubs their team [[Hebi]]. And immediately afterwards, Sasuke had his team split up and learn of Itachi's potential whereabouts.
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[[File:Clay Clone.PNG|thumb|left|Sasuke battles against Deidara.]]
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While searching alone, Sasuke is found by Akatsuki members, [[Deidara]] and [[Tobi]], with the former wanting to kill him for defeating Orochimaru himself. Using his Sharingan and [[Lightning Release|lightning-based techniques]], Sasuke manages to counter most of Deidara's [[C1|attacks]], which results in Deidara producing his [[C2|C2 Dragon]]. Though the C2 Dragon manages to overwhelm Sasuke for a short period of time, he eventually defeats it with the second level of [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] and [[Chidori Sharp Spear]]. Sasuke's actions anger Deidara severely, fueling his pre-existing hatred for the Sharingan, stemming from his past encounter with Itachi, even further, which to him could not see or admire his "art". Deidara, revealing this to be his trump card, uses [[C4]] in order to finally kill Sasuke. However, Sasuke pierced himself with [[Chidori]] to cancel out the tiny, nano-sized explosives within his bloodstream. Shocking Deidara, Sasuke appears behind him and punches him with extreme force, effectively defeating the Akatsuki member, who has depleted his chakra supply. As a last ditch effort, Deidara uses [[C0]] to try blowing himself up along with Sasuke in a titanic explosion, which obliterates everything in the nearby vicinity. Sasuke, however, [[Summoning Technique|summons]] [[Manda]] in time and uses his Sharingan to have the great serpent shield and jump the both of them to safety. Unfortunately, just they were able to jump to the Ryūchi Cave, both Manda and Sasuke were hit by the shockwave of the blast, which killed Manda. Shortly after that, Sasuke signalled Suigetsu to summon Manda with Sasuke still inside of it to reunited and group with his team-mates. Later admitting to Karin that he only defeated Orochimaru because he was already weakened after the latter shows disbelief that he could have.
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[[File:Sasuke vs Itachi.png|thumb|Sasuke and Itachi clashing.]]
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After recovering from his wounds, Hebi continues onto one of Akatsuki's lairs, where Sasuke finds a [[crow clone]] of Itachi which expresses admiration over Sasuke's growth in power and tells him they will have their battle at the [[Uchiha Hideout]], leaving the rest of Hebi behind to deal with Kisame. Once inside the Hideout, Itachi asks Sasuke what his eyes see, which Sasuke then replies that he saw Itachi "dead at his feet." The two brothers then immediately begin a brief taijutsu battle, during which Itachi tells Sasuke the cursed history of their clan, of "[[Obito Uchiha|Madara Uchiha]]" being still alive as another Uchiha besides themselves, and his desire to obtain the flawless Eternal [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] by taking Sasuke's eyes. Once he finishes, the brothers first fight in a battle of genjutsu, where Sasuke demands the location of Madara so that he can kill him too, but after Itachi declares him to be "immortal", he ensnares Sasuke in a [[Tsukuyomi]], during which Itachi gauges out Sasuke's eye. Sasuke breaks free, much to Itachi's surprise, due to his immense mastery of the Sharingan. With [[Zetsu]] witnessing (and "recording") the battle, the two Uchiha begin a battle of ninjutsu. Sasuke and Itachi begin rapidly firing [[shuriken]] at one another, which results in a stale mate. Sasuke launched a [[Fūma Shuriken]] at Itachi, an attack which should be easy dodge, however, Itachi was wounded and even coughs blood. Notwithstanding Itachi's condition, Sasuke unleashes a [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|fireball]], provoking Itachi to jump to the ceiling, where Sasuke then forces him outside with Chidori to do the same.
   
 
[[File:Amaterasu2.PNG|thumb|left|Sasuke and Itachi's clash of flames.]]
 
[[File:Amaterasu2.PNG|thumb|left|Sasuke and Itachi's clash of flames.]]
Once inside the Hideout, Itachi tells Sasuke the cursed history of their clan, of "[[Obito Uchiha|Madara Uchiha]]" being still alive as another Uchiha besides themselves, and his desire to obtain the flawless Eternal [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] by taking Sasuke's eyes. Once he finishes, the brothers first fight in a battle of genjutsu, where Sasuke demands the location of Madara so that he can kill him too, but after Itachi declares him to be "immortal", he ensnares Sasuke in a [[Tsukuyomi]], from which Sasuke breaks free, much to Itachi's surprise, due to his immense mastery of the Sharingan. With [[Zetsu]] witnessing (and "recording") the battle, Itachi appears somewhat weaker to dodge some of the simplest attacks from Sasuke and even coughs blood. Notwithstanding Itachi's condition, Sasuke unleashes a [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|fireball]], provoking Itachi to do the same. As Sasuke's fire gains on Itachi's, the latter resorts to using his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] technique, [[Amaterasu]], which ignites the area in the undying black flames, and almost burns Sasuke. But Sasuke survives using one of Orochimaru's [[Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique|techniques]], and in his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven|cursed seal second state]], launches [[Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique]], which creates an [[Wikipedia:Cumulonimbus cloud|artificial weather condition]] around them, perfectly suitable for Sasuke to attack Itachi with his final lightning technique that uses the power of natural lightning itself: [[Kirin]]. But Itachi barely survives, only by his use of the third and final Mangekyō technique, [[Susanoo]].
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Once outside, the two brothers produce two clashing fireballs. As Sasuke's fire gains on Itachi's, the latter resorts to using his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] technique, [[Amaterasu]], which ignites the area in the undying black flames, and almost burns Sasuke. Sasuke survives using one of Orochimaru's [[Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique|techniques]], and in his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven|cursed seal second state]], launches [[Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique]], which creates an [[wikipedia:Cumulonimbus cloud|artificial weather condition]] around them, perfectly suitable for Sasuke to attack Itachi with his final lightning technique that uses the power of natural lightning itself: [[Kirin]]. But Itachi barely survives, only by his use of the third and final Mangekyō technique, [[Susanoo]]. Having used the last of chakra on Kirin, Orochimaru, who has been absorbed and suppressed by Sasuke's chakra, uses this opportunity to reappear in the outer world through one of his [[Eight Branches Technique|eight giant snakes]] in a last attempt to take Sasuke's body for his own. However, before this could happen, Itachi has Susanoo use the [[Sword of Totsuka]] to seal him permanently in a genjutsu realm, thereby removing every tint of Orochimaru's being from Sasuke, including the Cursed Seal of Heaven.
   
 
[[File:Sasuke vs. Itachi conclusion.png|thumb|The conclusion of Sasuke's battle with his brother.]]
 
[[File:Sasuke vs. Itachi conclusion.png|thumb|The conclusion of Sasuke's battle with his brother.]]
Having used the last of chakra on Kirin, Orochimaru, who has been absorbed and suppressed by Sasuke's chakra, uses this opportunity to reappear in the outer world through one of his [[Eight Branches Technique|eight giant snakes]] in a last attempt to take Sasuke's body for his own. However, before this could happen, Itachi has Susanoo use the [[Sword of Totsuka]] to seal him permanently in a genjutsu realm, thereby removing every tint of Orochimaru's being from Sasuke, including the Cursed Seal of Heaven. Cornered by an incoming Itachi, Sasuke watches in horror his brother inevitably aiming for his eyes, but is flabbergasted when, instead, Itachi says a few words and collapses to his death, after poking him in the forehead- something Itachi would regularly do to Sasuke when they were younger. Shocked and exhausted, Sasuke too passes out, albeit with a smile due to the accomplishment of his lifelong mission.
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Cornered by an incoming Itachi, Sasuke watches in horror his brother inevitably aiming for his eyes, but is flabbergasted when, instead, Itachi says a few words and collapses to his death, after poking him in the forehead- something Itachi would regularly do to Sasuke when they were younger. Shocked and exhausted, Sasuke too passes out, albeit with a smile due to the accomplishment of his lifelong mission. Sasuke wakes up in a cave in the care of Tobi, who quickly reveals himself to be Madara Uchiha. As Tobi tries to befriend Sasuke by removing his mask and revealing his Sharingan, Sasuke's left eye reacts to Tobi's Sharingan and [[Transcription Seal: Amaterasu|triggers]] Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan which casts Amaterasu, setting the masked man on fire, and causing him to retreat into the darkness of the cave. After dispelling the black flames with ease, an unscathed and masked Tobi appears again and begins to muse about how Itachi never ceased to amaze him. As Sasuke asks what he was talking about, Tobi reveals that Itachi had most likely implanted a one-shot Amaterasu in Sasuke's eye to attack if and when he saw Tobi's Sharingan. As Sasuke complains that he is making no sense, Tobi makes startling revelations that it had been to protect him, and, when Sasuke still didn't believe him, Tobi said how it must all sound crazy, but assured him that he was telling the truth, and introduced himself as the man who had helped Itachi to slaughter the entire Uchiha clan.
 
Sasuke wakes up in a cave in the care of Tobi, who quickly reveals himself to be Madara Uchiha. As Tobi tries to befriend Sasuke by removing his mask and revealing his Sharingan, Sasuke's left eye reacts to Tobi's Sharingan and [[Transcription Seal: Amaterasu|triggers]] Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan which castes Amaterasu, setting the masked man on fire, causing him to retreat into the darkness of the cave. After dispelling the black flames with ease, an unscathed and masked Tobi appears again and begins to muse about how Itachi never ceased to amaze him. As Sasuke asks what he was talking about, Tobi reveals that Itachi had most likely implanted a one-shot Amaterasu in Sasuke's eye to attack if and when he saw Tobi's Sharingan. As Sasuke complains that he is making no sense, Tobi makes startling revelations that it had been to protect him, and, when Sasuke still didn't believe him, Tobi said how it must all sound crazy, but assured him that he was telling the truth, and introduced himself as the man who had helped Itachi to slaughter the entire Uchiha clan.
 
   
[[File:Sasuke cry.jpg|thumb|left|Sasuke mourning the loss of his brother after learning the truth.]]
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[[File:Sasuke's Awakened Mangekyou Sharingan.PNG|thumb|left|Sasuke awakens his Mangekyō Sharingan due to Itachi's death.]]
 
Tobi reveals to Sasuke the "truth" of Itachi: that he killed his clan by orders from [[Konoha]], how he joined Akatsuki to keep an eye on the organisation from the inside to keep his village and his brother safe, and that everything he had done was to make sure Sasuke grew strong. Remembering his childhood of how Itachi really was a kind, good brother, Sasuke developed his own Mangekyō Sharingan. He renamed Hebi to [[Taka]] and vowed he would destroy Konoha after crying over the memories of his beloved older brother.
 
Tobi reveals to Sasuke the "truth" of Itachi: that he killed his clan by orders from [[Konoha]], how he joined Akatsuki to keep an eye on the organisation from the inside to keep his village and his brother safe, and that everything he had done was to make sure Sasuke grew strong. Remembering his childhood of how Itachi really was a kind, good brother, Sasuke developed his own Mangekyō Sharingan. He renamed Hebi to [[Taka]] and vowed he would destroy Konoha after crying over the memories of his beloved older brother.
 
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=== Invasion of Pain Arc ===
 
=== Invasion of Pain Arc ===
[[File:Sasuke Killer Bee Clash.jpeg|thumb|Sasuke vs Killer B.]]
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[[File:Sasuke and B clashing.png|thumb|Sasuke vs. Killer B.]]
Before Hebi, now renamed Taka, could attack Konoha, Tobi convinced them to start working with Akatsuki. He sent them to the [[Land of Lightning]] to capture the [[Eight-Tails]], where they found its host, [[Killer B]]. The capture attempt got off to a bad start, as Killer B swiftly overpowered both Suigetsu and Jūgo, prompting Sasuke to face B one on one. Sasuke was unable to read Killer B's [[Seven Swords Dance|unique kenjutsu]] and B ultimately stabbed Sasuke with six swords. Sasuke was rescued and healed by Karin, and the team decided to all attack at once. While they had more success, Killer B released a great deal of the Eight-Tails' chakra and created a chakra cloak. When Sasuke attempted to use a [[Tsukuyomi|genjutsu]] to knock B out, the Eight-Tails broke him out of it and B retaliated on the unaware Sasuke with [[Lariat|great force]], using the Eight-Tails' power to blow Sasuke's neck and chest open.
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Before Taka, could attack Konoha, Tobi convinced them to start working with Akatsuki. He sent them to the [[Land of Lightning]] to capture the [[Eight-Tails]], where they found its host, [[Killer B]]. The capture attempt got off to a bad start, as Killer B swiftly overpowered both Suigetsu and Jūgo, prompting Sasuke to face B one on one. Sasuke was unable to read Killer B's [[Acrobat|unique kenjutsu]] and B ultimately stabbed Sasuke with six swords. Sasuke was rescued and healed by Karin, and the team decided to all attack at once. While they had more success, Killer B released a great deal of the Eight-Tails' chakra and created a chakra cloak. When Sasuke attempted to use a [[Tsukuyomi|genjutsu]] to knock B out, the Eight-Tails broke him out of it and B retaliated on the unaware Sasuke with [[Lightning Release: Lariat|great force]], using the Eight-Tails' power to blow Sasuke's neck and chest open.
   
While Sasuke was down, Killer B [[Killer B's Jinchūriki Forms#Full Eight-Tails Form|fully transformed]] into the beast sealed within him, leaving Taka outclassed. [[Jūgo]] healed Sasuke by fusing some of his own flesh with Sasuke's body and Suigetsu allowed the team to flee and protected them from Killer B's [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. Fearing the deaths of he and his team-mates, Sasuke unleashed his new Mangekyō Sharingan and [[Amaterasu]] to capture Killer B.
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While Sasuke was down, Killer B [[Tailed Beast Mode|fully transformed]] into the beast sealed within him, leaving Taka outclassed. [[Jūgo]] healed Sasuke by fusing some of his own flesh with Sasuke's body and Suigetsu allowed the team to flee and protected them from Killer B's [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. Fearing the deaths of he and his team-mates, Sasuke unleashed his new Mangekyō Sharingan and [[Amaterasu]] to capture Killer B.
   
Sasuke delivered Killer B to Tobi before regrouping with Taka. While resting, they dealt with [[J]], who had been following them. However, when Sasuke tipped over a glass of water, he learned that his eyesight was already starting to deteriorate. He opted to keep this revelation from the team.
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Sasuke delivered Killer B to Tobi before regrouping with Taka. While resting, they dealt with [[J]], who had been following them. However, when Sasuke tipped over a glass of water, he learned that his eyesight was already starting to deteriorate. He opted to keep this revelation from the team. Sasuke and Jūgo later caught [[J]] spying on their hideout and presumably killed him before abandoning the hideout.
   
 
=== Konoha History Arc ===
 
=== Konoha History Arc ===
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Once Taka recovered from their battle with Killer B, they headed for Konoha, but are intercepted by Tobi. He informed Taka about the destruction of Konoha and their failure in capturing the Eight-Tails which had been revealed to be nothing more than a transformed tentacle. He also told them about [[Danzō Shimura]] becoming [[Hokage]] and the [[Kage Summit]]. Taka was led to the [[Land of Iron]], where the summit was held, by [[White Zetsu]].
 
Once Taka recovered from their battle with Killer B, they headed for Konoha, but are intercepted by Tobi. He informed Taka about the destruction of Konoha and their failure in capturing the Eight-Tails which had been revealed to be nothing more than a transformed tentacle. He also told them about [[Danzō Shimura]] becoming [[Hokage]] and the [[Kage Summit]]. Taka was led to the [[Land of Iron]], where the summit was held, by [[White Zetsu]].
   
[[File:Sasuke vs the Raikage anime.jpg|thumb|left|Sasuke vs A.]]
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[[File:Sasuke vs the Raikage anime.jpg|thumb|left|Sasuke vs. the Raikage.]]
Taka managed to infiltrate the summit without being detected, but their cover was blown by Zetsu, on orders from Tobi. Forced out of hiding, Sasuke engaged the [[samurai]] guards and slaughtered them despite his previous strict no-kill policy, due to having fallen into the [[Curse of Hatred]]. The [[Fourth Raikage]], still under the impression that Sasuke has killed his younger brother Killer B, confronted Taka together with his escorts. The ensuing fight was interrupted by the [[Fifth Kazekage]] and his escorts, but not before the Raikage had lost an arm and Sasuke was near exhaustion. After seeing how dark Sasuke had become, the Kazekage continued the fight, but Sasuke used his Susanoo to create a distraction and escaped with [[Karin]], leaving [[Suigetsu]] and [[Jūgo]] to fend for themselves.
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Taka managed to infiltrate the summit without being detected, but their cover was blown by Zetsu, on orders from Tobi. Forced out of hiding, Sasuke engaged the [[samurai]] guards and slaughtered them despite his previous strict no-kill policy, due to having fallen deeper into the [[Curse of Hatred]]. The [[Fourth Raikage]], or A, still under the impression that Sasuke has killed his younger brother Killer B, confronted Taka together with his escorts. While [[Suigetsu]] and [[Jūgo]] encountered the Raikage and [[Darui]], Sasuke managed to take out [[C]] with his [[Genjutsu: Sharingan]]. With C incapacitated and Jūgo defeated, Sasuke then faced off against the Raikage. During the ensuing clash, Sasuke dodged A's [[Elbow]] and managed to pierce A with [[Chidori]], despite A's [[Lightning Release Chakra Mode]]. Despite Sasuke's efforts, A responded with [[Liger Bomb]], though Sasuke managed to protect himself with the ribcage of the [[Susanoo]]. Sasuke [[Amaterasu: Flame Wrapping Fire|covered]] his Susanoo with Amaterasu flames, which resulted in A [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal|losing]] an arm.
   
Karin guided Sasuke to the room where the summit was held, but before he could engage Danzō, Sasuke was confronted by Mifune. In the meanwhile, Danzō managed to escape, but the [[Fifth Mizukage]] prevented Sasuke from pursuing him. Sasuke was ready to pass out, but was reinvigorated by Zetsu's [[Spore Technique]]. He escaped from the Mizukage, only to be confronted by the [[Third Tsuchikage]]. He was just barely saved by Tobi, who pulled him and Karin into another dimension using his Sharingan, where Karin nursed Sasuke back to health.
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[[File:Sand Siblings fight Sasuke Uchiha.png|thumb|Sasuke battles against the Sand Siblings.]]
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As the Raikage was about to deliver the [[Guillotine Drop|final blow]], Sasuke [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|manipulated]] the black flames to attack A, though he continued to attack. However, A was saved by the [[Fifth Kazekage]], Gaara, and his escorts. After seeing how dark Sasuke had become, the Kazekage attempted to convince Sasuke to give himself up, though Sasuke replied that there is nothing that could stop him from achieving his vengeance. Shedding a tear for his former rival, Gaara collaborated with [[Kankurō]], [[Temari]], and Darui to attack Sasuke. However, Sasuke used his incomplete Susanoo to defend himself, create a distraction and escape with [[Karin]], leaving Suigetsu and Jūgo to fend for themselves.
   
[[File:Sasuke Danzo Clash.jpg|thumb|Sasuke and Danzō strike each other simultaneously.]]
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Karin guided Sasuke to the room where the summit was held, but before he could engage Danzō, Sasuke was confronted by Mifune. In the meanwhile, Danzō managed to escape, but the [[Fifth Mizukage]] prevented Sasuke from pursuing him. Though he was exhausted due to the previous battles, Sasuke managed to gather enough strength to briefly fight against the Mizukage. Sasuke was ready to pass out, but was reinvigorated by Zetsu's [[Spore Technique]]. He escaped from the Mizukage, only to be confronted by the [[Third Tsuchikage]]. He was just barely saved by Tobi, who pulled him and Karin into another dimension using his Sharingan, where Karin nursed Sasuke back to health.
Tobi brought Sasuke out in front of Danzō. Sasuke, overtaken by his lust for revenge, advances his Susanoo to a form able to fire arrows. Danzō, using [[Izanagi]], avoids fatal injury and goads Sasuke about Itachi all the while. Each determined to kill the other, they clash again, Danzō relying on Izanagi to save him. Sasuke, however, had used a [[genjutsu]] to only create the illusion that Izanagi was still active, allowing him to mortally wound Danzō. Danzō takes Karin hostage in an attempt to buy time, but Sasuke had no hesitations in fatally wounding Karin in order to finish off Danzō.
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[[File:Susanoo Crush.png|thumb|left|Sasuke seemingly killing Danzō.]]
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Tobi brought Sasuke out in front of Danzō, who immediately attacked the young Uchiha. Sasuke grabbed Danzō with the arm of his Susanoo and interrogated him about the truth of Itachi. Once he realised that Danzō had in fact ordered Itachi to slaughter the Uchiha clan, he immediately crushed the elder to death. However, Danzō appears behind him completely unharmed and ready to fight. Sasuke managed to kill Danzō with a [[Susanoo|variety]] [[Amaterasu|of]] [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|methods]], although every time, Danzō was revived unharmed.
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[[File:Sasuke Danzo Clash.jpg|thumb|Sasuke and Danzō clash.]]
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Sasuke, overtaken by his lust for revenge, advances his Susanoo to it's complete form, which is able to fire arrows. Tobi realises that Danzō is using [[Izanagi]], which allowed him to avoid fatal injury and rewrite history as he saw fit. Danzō summoned [[Baku]] in order to stop Sasuke, however Sasuke managed to defeat the summoning monster with [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique]]. Sasuke managed to kill Danzō a few more times with [[Susanoo|different]] [[Shuriken|methods]] before coming to a stale mate. Each determined to kill the other, they clash again, Danzō, with [[Wind Release: Vacuum Blade]] and Sasuke with [[Chidori]], as well as Danzō relying on Izanagi to save him. Sasuke, however, had used a [[genjutsu]] to only create the illusion that Izanagi was still active, allowing him to mortally wound Danzō. Danzō takes Karin hostage in an attempt to buy time, but Sasuke had no hesitations in fatally wounding Karin in order to finish off Danzō.
   
 
With his revenge against Danzō fulfilled, Sasuke declared his plans to go to Konoha. However, Tobi pointed out that Sasuke was exhausted and near blindness. He also told Sasuke to kill [[Karin]] if she was no longer of any use, before leaving himself. As Sasuke was about to kill Karin, Sakura suddenly appeared and interrupted him. She told him that she was willing to follow him, even if it meant abandoning and even destroying Konoha. Sasuke was sceptical and told Sakura to kill Karin to prove she was sincere. However, as Sakura hesitated, Sasuke attempted to kill her with his [[Chidori]], only to be stopped by Kakashi. Sasuke laughs at their continued attempts to convince him to return to Konoha and attacks Kakashi, with the intention of killing him. Taking Kakashi's attempt to remind him about his former comrades in Konoha as an insult to Itachi, Sasuke's Susanoo gained a layer of armour. However, this form was short-lived, as much to Sasuke's horror, his eyesight deteriorates instantly, to the point of seeing a blurred haze at most, and [[Sakura]] uses the opportunity to try and strike him down.
 
With his revenge against Danzō fulfilled, Sasuke declared his plans to go to Konoha. However, Tobi pointed out that Sasuke was exhausted and near blindness. He also told Sasuke to kill [[Karin]] if she was no longer of any use, before leaving himself. As Sasuke was about to kill Karin, Sakura suddenly appeared and interrupted him. She told him that she was willing to follow him, even if it meant abandoning and even destroying Konoha. Sasuke was sceptical and told Sakura to kill Karin to prove she was sincere. However, as Sakura hesitated, Sasuke attempted to kill her with his [[Chidori]], only to be stopped by Kakashi. Sasuke laughs at their continued attempts to convince him to return to Konoha and attacks Kakashi, with the intention of killing him. Taking Kakashi's attempt to remind him about his former comrades in Konoha as an insult to Itachi, Sasuke's Susanoo gained a layer of armour. However, this form was short-lived, as much to Sasuke's horror, his eyesight deteriorates instantly, to the point of seeing a blurred haze at most, and [[Sakura]] uses the opportunity to try and strike him down.
   
[[File:Chidori vs Rasengan.jpg|thumb|left|Sasuke and Naruto clash.]]
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[[File:Naruto vs. Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Sasuke and Naruto clash.]]
 
Sakura ultimately cannot bring herself to kill Sasuke. Though near-blind, Sasuke senses her and nearly killed her, but she is saved by [[Naruto]]. Naruto sympathises with Sasuke's motives, to which Sasuke cynically counters with his pleasure of revenge, as well as revealing his crime of murdering Danzō. When Naruto restrains Kakashi to keep him from killing Sasuke, Sasuke uses this opportunity to try once more to kill Kakashi with Chidori, but Naruto counters with Rasengan. As the two collide, he tells Naruto that his only options are to kill him or die. Naruto rejects both, stating he has a third option. As their clash sends two flying back, one of [[White Zetsu]]'s [[Parasite Clone|clones]] appears and cushions Sasuke's fall. Tobi then appears and prepares to take Sasuke away, but he tells him to wait so he can hear what Naruto has to say, which is that if they fight again, they will both die together. Sasuke then becomes angry and demands Naruto to answer why he cares about him so much, to which Naruto replies he is doing it because he is his friend, leaving Sasuke shocked. Despite this unperceived event, Sasuke firmly states he refuses to go back on the path he walks. So, before leaving away with Tobi, Sasuke says that they must have a talk.
 
Sakura ultimately cannot bring herself to kill Sasuke. Though near-blind, Sasuke senses her and nearly killed her, but she is saved by [[Naruto]]. Naruto sympathises with Sasuke's motives, to which Sasuke cynically counters with his pleasure of revenge, as well as revealing his crime of murdering Danzō. When Naruto restrains Kakashi to keep him from killing Sasuke, Sasuke uses this opportunity to try once more to kill Kakashi with Chidori, but Naruto counters with Rasengan. As the two collide, he tells Naruto that his only options are to kill him or die. Naruto rejects both, stating he has a third option. As their clash sends two flying back, one of [[White Zetsu]]'s [[Parasite Clone|clones]] appears and cushions Sasuke's fall. Tobi then appears and prepares to take Sasuke away, but he tells him to wait so he can hear what Naruto has to say, which is that if they fight again, they will both die together. Sasuke then becomes angry and demands Naruto to answer why he cares about him so much, to which Naruto replies he is doing it because he is his friend, leaving Sasuke shocked. Despite this unperceived event, Sasuke firmly states he refuses to go back on the path he walks. So, before leaving away with Tobi, Sasuke says that they must have a talk.
   
At their hideout, Sasuke asks Tobi to replace his eyes with Itachi's eyes, as his vision is almost faded due to his reckless overuse of his [[Mangekyō Sharingan#Sasuke Uchiha|Mangekyō Sharingan]] from battling [[Killer B]], [[A]], [[Danzō Shimura]] and [[Team 7]] as he wants to defeat Naruto with his full power. After transplanting Itachi's eyes, Tobi claimed that Sasuke would need time to recuperate from the operation and adjust to the new Mangekyō. Sasuke however remarked that it felt perfect and that he could feel Itachi's power flowing into him.
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At their hideout, Sasuke asks Tobi to replace his eyes with Itachi's eyes, as his vision is almost faded due to his reckless overuse of his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and he wants to defeat Naruto with his full power. After transplanting Itachi's eyes, Tobi claimed that Sasuke would need time to recuperate from the operation and adjust to the new Mangekyō. Sasuke however remarked that it felt perfect and that he could feel Itachi's power flowing into him. Unbeknownst to Sasuke at the time, Tobi also secretly implanted six White Zetsu spore clones to spy on him.
 
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=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
 
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
[[File: Second Susanoo.png|thumb|Sasuke tests out his Susanoo after transplanting Itachi's eyes.]]
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[[File:Susanoo Kagutsuchi.png|thumb|Sasuke tests his Susanoo after transplanting Itachi's eyes.]]
Sasuke recovers from his surgery, and asks [[Zetsu]] if he could take off the bandages. Zetsu tells him not yet, but when he does, he'll be looking at a whole new world. After some time passes, Sasuke attacks White Zetsu with his [[Susanoo]] and sets him ablaze with [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi]], saying that his eyes could see just fine in the dark so he should try it outside. He then removes his bandages, revealing his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. Back at the [[Mountains' Graveyard]], Sasuke carves an opening through the roof with his sword and dressed in his old garbs mobilises. Later, as Sasuke walks to the battlefield in the middle of a thunderstorm, he looks behind him and grins ominously.
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At the [[Mountains' Graveyard]], Sasuke recovers from his surgery, and asks [[Zetsu]] if he could take off the bandages to which he says not yet. After awakening his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke attacks White Zetsu with his new [[Susanoo]] and kills him with [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi]] and removes his bandages. After changing back into his normal atire, Sasuke carves an opening through the roof with his sword and sets off. Later Sasuke encounters some [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu's clones]], who demand to know why he left the hideout. When the clones realise that Sasuke killed their original copy, they attack him. He slaughters most of the clones using a combination of Susanoo and Amaterasu. Afterwards he used a genjutsu on a clone and learned about the current war. Sasuke then decapitates the clone and destroys the last Zetsu clone with Amaterasu.
   
Sasuke meets up with some of [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu's clones]], who demand to know why he left the hideout. When the clones realise that Sasuke killed the original White Zetsu, they attack him. Choosing this time to test his new powers further, he slaughters most of the clones using a combination of Susanoo and Amaterasu. He uses genjutsu on a surviving clone to discover that Tobi has waged war and that the Allied Shinobi Forces were moving to aid Naruto in his battle. Sasuke wonders if Naruto has forgotten what true strength is. He decapitates the hypnotised clone and destroys the last Zetsu clone with Amaterasu before heading towards the battlefield to kill Naruto himself. He then reminisces about his brother and resumes his way to the battlefield. As he notices something coming by the forest, he takes his sword and goes to investigate, only to find his brother, much to his surprise. Sasuke chases after him and tries to catch him with an arm of Susanoo after he calls out to Itachi, but Itachi counters with his own. Positively identifying Itachi, Sasuke asks what he is doing there since he was supposed to be dead, to which Itachi reveals [[Kabuto]] had reincarnated him with [[Impure World Reincarnation]]. Sasuke bombards Itachi with a slew of questions and retorts his brother's later statement that since he was dead, he would not talk any more by saying that even in death he was running away from him. Itachi then tells Sasuke that he wasn't running away but rather was focusing on doing important tasks like ending the Impure World Reincarnation.
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While traveling to the battlefield, Sasuke encounters his brother, much to his surprise. Sasuke chases after him and tries to catch him with an arm of Susanoo but Itachi counters with his own. Sasuke questions Itachi about his existance considering he had died to which he reveals [[Kabuto]] had reincarnated him. Bombarding his brother with questions, Itachi continued onward stating he needed to stop Kabuto's technique. Nearing Kabuto's base, Itachi summoned a flock of [[crows]] to blind Sasuke as he went on to confront Kabuto. When Sasuke caught up with Itachi, he mistook Kabuto for Orchimaru but soon realised who it was. Kabuto attempted to sway Sasuke to his side to defeat Itachi but after learning the truth about his brother, he decided to team with his brother and demanded that they talk after the fight ended.
   
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After informing his brother of some of the abilities of snakes, Kabuto attacks the two with his enlarged snakes. Activating his Susanoo alongside Itachi, he beheads the snakes. Sasuke manages to get close to Kabuto and rip his hood off, but he was nowhere insight. Sasuke throws his [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|sword]] at one of the snakes in the distance, pinning it to the wall. However, as Kabuto manages to [[Body Fluid Shedding Technique|elude]] them, Sasuke listens as Kabuto tells him that the experiments on his [[Taka|former team-mates]] had allowed himself to acquire new abilities. Forming his Susanoo, Sasuke fires an [[Susanoo Bow|arrow]] at Kabuto which the latter narrowly dodges. Sasuke listens on as Kabuto declares that after finding the [[Ryūchi Cave]] and learning the [[Sage Mode|way of the sage]] from the [[White Snake Sage]], that he had transcended to a dragon.
Still pursuing his brother — who even goes as far as to summon a flock of [[crows]] in order to blind him — he manages not to lose sight of him and follows him right to Kabuto's location. After seeing him, Kabuto lets out a maniacal laugh and states that his luck was finally changing. After seeing Kabuto's form, Sasuke mistakes him for Orochimaru, but after hearing Kabuto's voice, he realises it's not Orochimaru. Kabuto then tries to take advantage of Sasuke's hatred to help him defeat Itachi. Sasuke, however, having learned the truth about Itachi, sided with his brother over Kabuto, stating that anything left of Orochimaru was his enemy as well and then told Itachi that when this was over he was supposed to keep his promise and talk to him about everything afterwards.
 
   
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[[File:Sasuke pins Kabuto down.png|thumb|Sasuke's arrow pins Kabuto to the roof of the cave.]]
As Kabuto covers his face up entirely claiming that introverts weren't used to so much attention, Sasuke surmises that it's because he wanted to protect himself from the brothers' ocular-based [[genjutsu]]. Informing his brother of some of the abilities of the snake, he watches on vigilantly as Kabuto's snakes grow in size and attack them. Activating his Susanoo alongside Itachi, he beheads the snakes that attacked him. As Itachi cautions him to not be so rough, Sasuke tells his brother that with Orochimaru's powers it'd take more than that to kill him. After Kabuto manages to [[Body Fluid Shedding Technique|elude]] them, Sasuke listens as Kabuto tells him that the experiments on his [[Taka|former team-mates]] had allowed Kabuto to acquire new abilities. Firing an [[Susanoo Bow|arrow]] at Kabuto which the latter narrowly dodges, Sasuke watches on as Kabuto emerges from the mouth of one of the snakes and declares that after finding the [[Ryūchi Cave]] and learning the [[Sage Mode|way of the sage]] from the [[White Snake Sage]], that he had transcended to a dragon.
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As Kabuto's [[Sage Art: White Rage Technique|technique]] is initiated, Sasuke covers his ears and closes his eyes in pain, realising that he can't maintain his Susanoo. As the technique ends, Sasuke opens his eyes to see Itachi's Susanoo protecting him. Afterwards Sasuke attempted to hit Kabuto with his [[Chidori Sharp Spear]], but fails. Itachi tells Sasuke that they'd be going with an attack pattern they had used in their youth against a wild boar. Forming his Susanoo arrows, Sasuke is able to hit Kabuto's snake-tail with his arrow, pinning Kabuto to the ceiling of the cave. As Itachi approached Kabuto, he impaled him with his brothers own sword but soon returned to Sasuke's side unaffected. Noticing the strong teamwork between the two brothers, Kabuto mocks the brothers for having different values but Itachi intervenes and tells Sasuke not to listen to Kabuto words. Itachi then admits to Konoha's dark side, but still firmly considers himself a Konoha ninja. Admitting to his own faults for how Sasuke turned out, Itachi promises to tell him something important after the battle, which he intends to finish with "[[Izanami]]". As Kabuto attacks, Itachi blocks, telling Sasuke the technique has begun.
   
[[File:Sasuke stabs Kabuto's tail.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's arrow pins Kabuto to the roof of the cave.]]
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Kabuto [[Sage Art: Inorganic Reincarnation|attacks]] again and incapacitates Itachi, leading to Sasuke creating a ring around themselves of [[Amaterasu]] flames for protection. A copy of [[Sakon]] emerged from the base of Kabuto's naval snake and imediently [[Sakon and Ukon's Kekkei Genkai|transformed]] into [[Jirōbō]] and [[Earth Release: Earth Shore Return|breached]] their Amaterasu barricade. Without time to retaliate, the two brothers incinerated multiple [[Spider Web Unrolling|webs]] produced by a copy of [[Kidōmaru]]. Kabuto then produced a copy of [[Kimimaro]] to [[Dance of the Seedling Fern|barricade]] their exit with a combination of bones and webs. Boxed in, the brothers activate their Susanoo with Sasuke using his [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi]] to destroy the web that was in front of them whilst leaving the field of bones to Itachi. After retreating, the two become effected by [[Tayuya]]'s [[Demonic Flute: Phantom Sound Chains|genjutsu]]. Using their own genjutsu to break each other free from the technique, the brothers are able to stop Orochimaru's [[Power of the White Snake|white snake form]] from attacking. However, Kabuto emerge from the mouth of the snake and bisect Itachi.
As Kabuto's [[Sage Art: White Rage Technique|technique]] is initiated, Sasuke covers his ears and closes his eyes in pain, realising that he can't maintain his Susanoo. As the technique ends, Sasuke opens his eyes to see Itachi's Susanoo protecting him. Kabuto tries to implant doubt and mistrust amongst the two brothers, but Sasuke doesn't fall for them and attempts to hit him with his [[Chidori Sharp Spear]], but fails. As Kabuto tells them that a mismatched pair like them could never defeat him, Itachi tells him that they'd be going with an attack pattern they had used in their youth against a wild boar. Forming his Susanoo arrows, Sasuke is able to hit Kabuto's snake-tail with his arrow, effectively pinning Kabuto to the ceiling of the cave. He later realises that Kabuto was moving to use his discarded [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|sword]] to seemingly sever his snake-tail. Itachi intercepts the swing however. As Itachi returns to Sasuke, he tells him that beating a giant pig like that was probably no problem for him now, to which Sasuke replies that dealing with the snake before them was the more pressing issue.
 
   
Noticing the strong teamwork between the two brothers, Kabuto admits that he is surprised by it. Sasuke explains that he merely wants to know the truth from Itachi's own mouth. Realising that Sasuke is now aware of Itachi's secret past, Kabuto mocks Sasuke for trying to get the truth from Itachi when he has been lying to his younger brother all his life. Kabuto goes on to say it is foolish that Sasuke is helping Itachi when their personal goals are so different; Itachi's being to protect Konoha while Sasuke wants to destroy it. Pointing out that he and Sasuke share similar goals of destroying Konoha, Kabuto again tries to persuade Sasuke to join him. Ultimately, Itachi tells Sasuke not to listen as Kabuto is an even better liar than him. Itachi then admits to Konoha's dark side, but still firmly considers himself a Konoha ninja, greatly shocking Sasuke. Admitting to his own faults for how Sasuke turned out, Itachi promises to tell him something important after the battle, which he intends to finish with "[[Izanami]]", the partner technique to "[[Izanagi]]". As Kabuto attacks, Itachi blocks it, telling Sasuke the technique has begun and to stay near him.
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[[File:Sasuke saves Itachi.png|thumb|left|Sasuke attempts to protect Itachi from Kabuto.]]
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As Kabuto attempts to take control of Itachi again with his seal, Sasuke intervenes with Susanoo, forcing Kabuto to retreat. Sasuke then launches a [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|fireball]] at Kabuto, only for him to [[Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique|counter]]. After returning to Itachi, Sasuke watches as Kabuto and Itachi seem to repeatedly clash in the same manner. It is then realised that Itachi's Izanami has finally taken effect. Questioning his brother about the technique, Itachi explained the mechanism behind Izanami. Itachi tells Sasuke that now he will be stopping Kabuto's technique while Sasuke disagreed as Itachi would also be stopped once the technique was cancelled. Sasuke reacts angrily to Itachi's statement that he was proud to be able to protect his village and comments saying he cant forgive them for doing what they did to Itachi.
   
As Kabuto [[Sage Art: Inorganic Reincarnation|attacks]] once again, this time incapacitating Itachi, Sasuke creates a ring of [[Amaterasu]] flames around himself and his brother in order to prevent Kabuto from getting any closer. As Kabuto begins chastising the Uchiha, Sasuke lashes out at him but is stopped by a now-regenerated Itachi. Growing impatient, Sasuke questioned Itachi about whether or not they really had to keep him alive as it was hampering them. Seeing that Kabuto was prepared to attack once more, he asks Itachi again if Izanami was ready yet. The siblings come under attack once more as a copy of [[Sakon]] — which emerged from the base of Kabuto's naval snake — [[Sakon and Ukon's Kekkei Genkai|transformed]] into [[Jirōbō]] and [[Earth Release: Earth Shore Return|breached]] their Amaterasu barricade. Without time to retaliate, the two brothers incinerated the onslaught on [[Spider Web Unrolling|web]] produced by the copy of [[Kidōmaru]] which appeared next. Kabuto then produced a copy of [[Kimimaro]] to [[Dance of the Seedling Fern|barricade]] their exit with bones after covering their fore with more web. Realising that they were boxed in the brothers activate their Susanoo with Sasuke using his [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi]] to destroy the web that was in front of them whilst leaving the field of bones to Itachi. Retreating further into the cave, the brothers are afflicted by [[Tayuya]]'s [[Demonic Flute: Phantom Sound Chains|auditory genjutsu]]. Using their own genjutsu to break each other free from the technique, the brothers are able to stop the [[Power of the White Snake|white snake form]] of Orochimaru from attacking them. However, Kabuto uses this opportunity to emerge from the mouth of the snake and bisect Itachi, much to Sasuke's horror.
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[[File:Itachi's farewell.png|thumb|Itachi imparts his final words to Sasuke.]]
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Resigned to the fact that he could not change his brother's mind, Sasuke told Itachi that it was because he remembered his time with Itachi that he would not give up his vendetta against Konoha and in the same manner that Itachi strived to protect it, he would destroy it. With that, he wished his brother farewell before he noticed Itachi walking towards him with his hand outstretched. Itachi then explains to Sasuke that what Danzō and Tobi had told him had been the truth: he had been given the choice to either die along with his clan or to kill the Uchiha, protecting the village and Sasuke. Itachi reaches Sasuke and puts his hand on the back of Sasuke's head and his forehead on his, telling him that he knows that he can't change Sasuke's mind, but no matter what path he chose, he would love Sasuke forever. Sasuke then watches as his brother's soul is released leaving him with Kabuto.
[[File:Sasuke protects Itachi.png|thumb|right|Sasuke protects an incapacitated Itachi from Kabuto.]]
 
As Kabuto attempts to reassert his control on Itachi again with his seal, Sasuke intervenes, launching his sword at Kabuto and then using his Susanoo in an attempt to capture him, forcing Kabuto to retreat. Sasuke then launches a [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|fireball]] at Kabuto, only for Kabuto to easily counter it with a [[Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique|powerful water stream]]. As Kabuto then redirects his attention to Itachi, Sasuke rushes to his brother's side, where Itachi tells him once again to stay close to him. Sasuke then watches as Kabuto and Itachi seem to repeatedly clash in the same manner. It is then realised that Itachi's Izanami has finally taken effect, forcing Kabuto to repeat the same series of events with the same outcome every time. Taking the opportunity to question his brother about the technique, Itachi explained the mechanism behind Izanami and when he used it. Seemingly angered when Itachi told him why he used a technique that could be cancelled by the victim, Sasuke listens as Itachi explained his reasons for doing so, before Itachi tells him that he would be stopping the Impure World Reincarnation. Voicing his apprehension at first when he hears this, as it meant that Itachi would also be stopped once the technique was cancelled, Sasuke reacts angrily to Itachi's statement that he was proud to be able to protect his village and claiming that after all the village had done to Itachi, there was no way he could forgive them. Sasuke is later both shocked and confused following Itachi's response that he was stopping the technique in order to help Naruto's desire to change Sasuke.
 
 
[[File:Itachi loves Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Itachi imparts his final words to Sasuke.]]
 
Resigned to the fact that he could not change his brother's mind, Sasuke told Itachi that it was because he remembered his time with Itachi that he would not give up his vendetta against Konoha and in the same manner that Itachi strived to protect it, he would destroy it. With that, he wished his brother farewell before he noticed Itachi walking towards him with his hand outstretched. Itachi then explains to Sasuke that what Danzō and Tobi had told him had been the truth: he had been given the choice to either die along with his clan or to kill the Uchiha, protecting the village and Sasuke. Itachi reaches Sasuke and puts his hand on the back of Sasuke's head and his forehead on his, telling him that he knows that he can't change Sasuke's mind, but no matter what path he chose, he would love Sasuke forever. Sasuke then watches as his brother's soul is released from the Impure World Reincarnation, leaving him with Kabuto.
 
 
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=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
 
=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
[[File:Evil Releasing Method.PNG|thumb|right|Sasuke revives Orochimaru.]]
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[[File:Kaija Hōin.png|thumb|left|Sasuke revives Orochimaru.]]
With his brother removed to the afterlife, Sasuke started to question what a village was, and what shinobi truly were. While still in thought, Suigetsu and Jūgo found Sasuke, and give him the [[scroll]] they had found at Orochimaru's hideout. From what he reads in the scroll, he declared that he will find the human who knows everything, even if it means reviving Orochimaru. To this end, he used [[Anko]]'s [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] along with a piece of Kabuto's altered flesh to [[Evil Releasing Method|revive]] Orochimaru, ignoring Suigetsu's vehement protests. After catching each other up with what has happened, Sasuke shows Orochimaru the scroll, making him wonder what Sasuke wanted from "them". Tired of being treated as a child by everyone, Sasuke was determined to find the truth of the past in order to find his own path.
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After Itachi's departure, Suigetsu and Jūgo found Sasuke, and give him the [[scroll]] they had found at Orochimaru's hideout. After reading the scroll, Sasuke decides to revives Orochimaru. He uses [[Anko]]'s [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] along with a piece of Kabuto's altered flesh to [[Evil Releasing Method|revive]] Orochimaru. After reuniting, Sasuke shows Orochimaru the scroll. While insisting that he still desired revenge, Sasuke explained that he must know what the idea of revenge really meant for him to know if it was truly his decision leading to Orochimaru to take him to where his questions could be answered.
   
While insisting that he still desired revenge, Sasuke explained that he must know what the idea of revenge really meant for him to know if it was truly his decision. Intrigued by how much Sasuke has changed, Orochimaru decided to take him to where his questions could be answered. Following the Sannin, their travels took them to [[Konoha]] where they briefly sense the volume of [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s chakra on the battlefield. Reacting to this as little more than a nuisance, Sasuke tells the group to continue on their journey, which took them to a [[Uzumaki Clan's Mask Storage Temple|temple]] which had fallen into ruin on the outskirts of the village. Retrieving a mask from there, Sasuke followed Orochimaru through the village where he stopped, moved to a high vantage point and surveyed the village, noting that it had changed somewhat. Not one to linger on sentimental feelings, Sasuke pressed on to the destroyed [[Naka Shrine]] where he unsealed the hidden meeting hall below the temple. Once there, Orochimaru initiated the ritual to unseal the contents of the [[Shinigami]] using the [[Spore Technique|spore clones]] that had been attached to Sasuke as sacrifices to [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] the ones who knew everything: the previous four [[Hokage]]. After introducing himself to the Hokage, Sasuke asks [[Hiruzen]] why he had ordered [[Itachi]] to massacre the Uchiha clan to have him confirm everything he had been told before. [[Tobirama]] then tells Sasuke that he was from a clan possessed by evil, revealing how the Sharingan was awaken, and how an Uchiha who experienced loss would spiral deeper into darkness and become unwieldy, and that he, in his attempt to help the Uchiha channel that force, gave them the Konoha Military Police Force, which ultimately destroyed them as well. Though admonished for this by his brother [[Hashirama]], Sasuke told them that he was not pure nor a child and asked the latter what is a village and what is a shinobi.
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[[File:Sasuke returns to Konohagakure.png|thumb|Sasuke returns to Konoha.]]
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Following Orochimaru, they traveled to [[Konoha]] and eventually arrived at a ruined [[Uzumaki Clan's Mask Storage Temple|temple]] on the outskirts of the village and retrieved a mask. Afterwards Sasuke's group traveled through the village where he took and moment and surveyed the village. Afterwards Sasuke pressed on to the destroyed [[Naka Shrine]] where he unsealed the hidden meeting hall below the temple. Once there, Orochimaru initiated the ritual to unseal the contents of the [[Shinigami]] using the [[Spore Technique|spore clones]] that had been attached to Sasuke as sacrifices to [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] the former [[Hokage]]. After introducing himself to the Hokage, Sasuke asks [[Hiruzen]] why he had ordered [[Itachi]] to massacre the Uchiha clan to have him confirm everything he had been told before. [[Tobirama]] then tells Sasuke that he was from a clan possessed by evil, revealing how the Sharingan was awaken, and how an Uchiha who experienced loss would spiral deeper into darkness and become unwieldy, and that he, in his attempt to help the Uchiha channel that force, gave them the Konoha Military Police Force, which ultimately destroyed them as well. Though admonished for this by his brother [[Hashirama]], Sasuke told them that he was not pure nor a child and asked the latter what is a village and what is a shinobi.
   
[[File:Sasuke's Decision.png|thumb|left|Sasuke makes his decision to protect Konoha.]]
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[[File:Sasuke no Kotae.png|thumb|left|Sasuke makes his decision to protect Konoha.]]
 
After Hashirama concluded his story, Sasuke mused that it was nothing if not ironic that the person who had inherited Hashirama's will was an Uchiha. Tobirama, however, corrected the young Uchiha, noting that not only did he himself not hate the Uchiha, but that there were many who had transcended the limitations of thinking only of the Uchiha, presenting his subordinate [[Kagami]] as a prime example of this. Having heard all he needed to from the Hokage including the Third and Fourth, Sasuke seemingly broke free of the [[Curse of Hatred]] and resolved to protect the sacrifice his brother had made and heads to the battlefield. Upon exiting the Naka Shrine, they were confronted by Karin whom Sasuke simply apologised to. With this, they all prepared to make their way to the battlefield.
 
After Hashirama concluded his story, Sasuke mused that it was nothing if not ironic that the person who had inherited Hashirama's will was an Uchiha. Tobirama, however, corrected the young Uchiha, noting that not only did he himself not hate the Uchiha, but that there were many who had transcended the limitations of thinking only of the Uchiha, presenting his subordinate [[Kagami]] as a prime example of this. Having heard all he needed to from the Hokage including the Third and Fourth, Sasuke seemingly broke free of the [[Curse of Hatred]] and resolved to protect the sacrifice his brother had made and heads to the battlefield. Upon exiting the Naka Shrine, they were confronted by Karin whom Sasuke simply apologised to. With this, they all prepared to make their way to the battlefield.
   
[[File:Team 7 - reunited.png|thumb|right|Team 7 stands reborn.]]
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[[File:Team 7 Reunited.png|thumb|Team 7 stands reborn.]]
Arriving on the battlefield, Sasuke's presence shocked Sakura and Shikamaru, angers Kiba and surprises the rest of the Rookie Nine. After noting that his former comrades were as boisterous as ever, Sasuke earned nothing but scorn from them for his past actions. After declaring to them that he would change the village and become Hokage so that incidents such as these would never repeat themselves, everyone became noticeably shocked. Shikamaru noted that this would be an impossible feat, given what he's done, but Sasuke brushed the comment away, noting that he couldn't care less what they thought. Naruto, recalling Itachi's last words to him about how the village needs to acknowledge you before you can be the Hokage, intervened and corrected Sasuke, noting that he, Naruto, would in fact become Hokage. Sasuke and Naruto then prepared to face off against the Ten-Tails, before being followed closely by Sakura. With that, the three ninja then prepared to enter the fray with Naruto noting that Team 7 had been reborn.
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Arriving on the battlefield, Sasuke's presence surprised the rest of the Rookie Nine. Soon after, he declared to them that he would change the village and become Hokage so that incidents such as these would never repeat themselves to which Naruto stated that he would in fact become Hokage. Afterwards Sasuke and Naruto prepared to face off against the Ten-Tails, before being joined by Sakura.
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As Hashirama made openings in the barrier containing the Ten-Tails, Sasuke charged alongside the allied shinobi forces. Once inside, he fought several [[Ten-Tails Fission|Ten-Tails clones]] and in the processes [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|saved]] Sakura. In the middle on the fighting, Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto simultaneously used the [[Summoning Technique]] with which Sasuke summoned [[Aoda]] alongside [[Katsuyu]] and [[Gamakichi]]. He and Aoda slide past the clones of the Ten-Tails, while also fending off their attacks using a [[Chidori Sharp Spear|more enhanced]] version of his [[Sword of Kusanagi: Chidori Chokuto|Chidori-infused sword]]. After Sasuke manifested [[Susanoo]] to combat the clones, he used his Susanoo to fire an [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|Amaterasu flame-enhanced arrow]] towards the Ten-Tails, which was combined with Naruto's [[Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken]]. After their attack hit the beast, Sasuke intended to burn the Ten-Tails to much of Naruto's disapproval but the beast intervened and separated itself from the flames.
   
As Hashirama managed to make small openings in the barrier containing the Ten-Tails, Sasuke charged in along with his former team-mates to face the beast. Sasuke later saved Sakura from the Ten-Tails' clones that had managed to sneak up on her and warned Naruto not to get in his way. After Sai informed Naruto of how to reach the Ten-Tails' real body, Sasuke, Sakura and Naruto simultaneously used the [[Summoning Technique]] with which Sasuke summoned a snake summon named [[Aoda]] alongside [[Katsuyu]] and [[Gamakichi]] respectively. He then used Aoda to slide past the clones of the Ten-Tails, utilising [[Susanoo]] to aim the [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi]] technique towards the Ten-Tails, which was combined with Naruto's [[Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken]]. Afterwards, he commands the Amaterasu flames to burn the Ten-Tails as Sai asks Jūgo if Sasuke was serious in his vow to become Hokage.
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Later, as Madara began to use Obito to [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revive]] himself, Sasuke and Aoda made their way towards Obito in order to stop the process. After Aoda was captured by the Ten-Tails, Sasuke lunged at Obito, manifested Susanoo, and fired another flame-enhanced arrow at Obito. However, Obito managed to [[Chakra Receiver|deflect]] the attack. Just as Sasuke was about to take out Obito with [[Chidori]], Minato [[Flying Thunder God Technique|teleported]] to Obito and cut him down. However, he survived the attack and surprised everyone by becoming the Ten-Tails' [[jinchūriki]]. Sasuke was shocked to witness Obito cut through the First and Second Hokage so easily. When Naruto questioned his father about whether or not he couldn't prevent teleport the Third to safety, Sasuke told him to stop worrying because it was part of the Hokage's plan to determine Obito's new skills since they couldn't die because they were reincarnated. Sasuke later intercepted Obito's attack on Naruto with his Susanoo and declared that he would be the one to erase the past. However, Obito managed to break through the Susanoo and attack both Sasuke and Naruto.
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[[File:Shuriken hits Obito.png|thumb|left|Sasuke and Naruto attack Obito.]]
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With Minato unable to teleport to their aid as the marking for the Flying Thunder God Technique had seemingly vanished, Naruto's quick-thinking is able to save them from Obito's attack. Remembering what Minato had said about how the Flying Thunder God Technique worked, Sasuke realised that Naruto had connected them to Minato through the use of [[chakra arm]]s allowing him to teleport them to safety. Sasuke later watched on as the event unfolded on the battlefield, and on Minato's orders prepared to launch a consecutive collaborative attack with Naruto after Minato had attacked Obito. During this time, when Minato was attacked by Obito, Sasuke reprimanded Naruto, reminding him that they needed to stay focus. He later looked on in shock as the ball Obito had attached to an unaware Minato prepared to expand, threatening to eradicate them all. Manifesting his Susanoo and grabbing Naruto as well, they are saved by Tobirama who teleported the orb away from them. While Tobirama and Minato came up with a new plan of attack, Sasuke rushed forth and launched [[Amaterasu]] at Obito, much to Minato's protests. However, Obito managed to [[Truth-Seeking Ball|deflect]] Sasuke's attack, stating he could see the build up of chakra in Sasuke's left eye. He and Naruto then launched their counter-attack against Obito forming another [[Scorch Release: Halo Gale Jet Black Arrow Style Zero|Kagutsuchi-infused Rasenshuriken]]. As they charged, Minato teleported in front of them taking the blow of the technique, Minato then used the [[Flying Thunder God Mutually Instantaneous Revolving Technique]] to land a surprise attack on the new [[jinchūriki]].
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Though they believed the attack to have worked initially, they are all shocked to see Obito emerge from the attack unscathed. After watching Obito unsuccessfully deflect [[Gamakichi]]'s [[Starch Syrup Gun]] technique, Naruto came up with a hypothesis and successively attacked Obito, revealing that senjutsu was the Ten-Tails jinchūriki's only weakness. Afterwards Obito trapped Sasuke along with the entire shinobi alliance in a [[Six Red Yang Formation|barrier]] and prepared to launch several [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s at them. Jūgo came to Sasuke's side with the attention of getting them out of the barrier but Naruto insisted they come before him and transferd some of Kurama's chakra to the pair. Sasuke and the others soon found themselves outside of the barrier after Naruto and Minato [[Flying Thunder God Technique|teleported]] the entire Shinobi alliance to safety. Sasuke later watched on as Obito manifested the Ten-Tails' final form and begin attacking the Shinobi alliance. Hashirama had [[Ino Yamanaka]] link everyone [[Mind Body Transmission Technique|telepathically]] so that he could pass on info that his original had heard about the Ten-Tails and the Eye of the Moon Plan in an attempt to rally them to continue fighting. While Hashirama's words fail to inspire anyone, Sasuke continued to battle without fear or doubt, donning his Susanoo and cutting down a limb of the enormous tree.
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[[File:Naruto&Sasuke clash with Obito.png|thumb|A senjutsu-enhanced Sasuke and Naruto attack Obito once more.]]
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Calling out to Naruto, Sasuke asked the young man if he was done, as he himself had just begun. Through Ino's telepathic link, Naruto's emotions and memories were conveyed to everyone, leading the young Uchiha to sympathise with the loss of Itachi. Sasuke, in his complete Susanoo, joins Naruto in an assault. After Naruto informs Sasuke not to forget that only senjutsu will work against Obito, Sasuke tells him that he is not quick to forget, unlike Naruto. With this statement, Sasuke has Jūgo use the [[senjutsu]] chakra from his [[Sage Transformation]] on his Susanoo, which covers Sasuke's Susanoo with the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] markings. Sasuke and Naruto then proceed to attack Obito, who once again used the Truth-Seeking Balls to aid in protecting himself from their assault. In unison with Naruto's senjustsu-enhanced [[Tailed Beast Ball]], Sasuke fires a senjutsu-enhanced arrow at Obito. Sasuke and Naruto were unhappy to see that their combined technique did not harm Obito, due to him surrounding himself in a sphere formed from the Truth-Seeking Balls. The battle continued resulting in Sasuke's Susanoo and Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode form being destroyed. However, Sasuke and Naruto got up on their feet again.
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[[File:Obito is taken down.png|thumb|left|Sasuke and Naruto slash through Obito with a senjutsu-enhanced Susanoo sword.]]
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Standing alongside his comrade, he noted that they would end the battle with their next attack, to which Naruto agrees. With this, Sasuke manifests his final Susanoo which begins to encase Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle. After Sasuke's Susanoo fully encased Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle, Sasuke then manifested his Susanoo sword. Noticing their powerful combination, Obito manifested a huge shield and the [[Sword of Nunoboko]], preparing to engage the two young shinobi. After agreeing that they had one opportunity to take down Obito, Sasuke and Naruto charged into battle. While the [[Konoha 11]] destroyed the shield, Sasuke's Susanoo sword managed to shatter Obito's legendary weapon. With his sword destroyed, Sasuke and Naruto managed to slash through Obito with the Susanoo's senjutsu-enhanced sword. Due to the success of Sasuke and Naruto's attack, Obito began losing control of the [[tailed beasts]] and Naruto began pulling the chakra of the tailed beasts out of Obito. Sasuke and the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces later assisted Naruto in the great chakra tug-of-war against Obito, eventually succeeding in extracting the tailed beasts from him. As Obito lies exhausted and defenceless, Sasuke drew his sword and quickly went in for the kill, only for Kakashi to [[Kamui|teleport]] in front of Sasuke and prepare to do it himself. As Kakashi was stopped by Minato, the Fourth Hokage told Naruto to help Hashirama against Madara, to which Naruto told Sasuke to join him.
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[[File:Sasuke vs. Madara.jpg|thumb|Sasuke impales Madara's bicep.]]
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Sasuke arrived to the battlefield from atop Sai's [[Super Beast Imitating Drawing|ink-bird]] and immediately began incinerating Madara with his Amaterasu. However, Madara shrugged off Sasuke's attack and absorbed it. After Madara defeated Naruto and Sai, as well as absorbing Hashirama's [[Sage Mode]], Sasuke attacked Madara viciously with his sword. Madara allowed Sasuke to pierce his bicep and grabbed his blade, while also offering the young Uchiha the opportunity to join him in the battle against the Allied Shinobi Forces. However, Sasuke refuses his offer and informs the elder Uchiha that he plans to kill him, to which Madara responds that he will take Sasuke's eyes as a temporary replacement for his lost Rinnegan. As Naruto and Sai attempted to assist Sasuke in his battle against Madara, the elder Uchiha managed to [[Fire Release: Hiding in Ash and Dust Technique|evade]] the three attacking shinobi and turned his attention towards the [[tailed beasts]].
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[[File:Madara stabs Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Madara stabs Sasuke with his own blade.]]
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Sasuke summoned a hawk to go after Madara, but was halted by Hashirama, who offered him a technique that would be able to bind Madara even his own senjutsu chakra. Sasuke wondered why he'd offer such a technique to an Uchiha, and Hashirama compares him to Madara's brother, [[Izuna]], and as such, had the best chance of stopping Madara without resorting to strength. Sasuke flew towards Madara, and attacked him using an opening created by Tobirama, who was fighting Madara. However, Madara [[Limbo: Border Jail|immobilised]] Sasuke in the air, and fatally stabbed him with his own sword despite Tobirama's pleas. After Madara dropped the younger Uchiha, Sasuke clung to life remembering his resolve to honour his brother's sacrifice, and change the shinobi world for the better. However, Sasuke finally collapsed as Madara walked away.
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[[File:Hagoromo Naruto and Sasuke.png|thumb|Sasuke and Naruto accept Hagoromo's power.]]
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Tobirama and Karin noticed grimly that they could no longer sense Sasuke's chakra. Later on, Sasuke was approached by a barefooted individual. The individual turned out to be Kabuto who was able to rediscover himself and thus, break free from Izanami. He chose to save Sasuke's life as Obito volunteered to save Naruto's life declaring that he now knew who he was and where he belonged and would pay Itachi back for helping him realise all this. Within Sasuke's unconscious mind, he met the spirit of the Sage of Six Paths, [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]. He told Sasuke of his family history and revealed to Sasuke his status as the reincarnation of his eldest son [[Indra]]. Admitting to his own faults as a father and leader, Hagoromo asked Sasuke to help fix his mistakes. After hearing Hagoromo's request, Sasuke firmly tells the sage his goal for after the world is to reform it as he sees fit. Hagoromo ultimately accepts Sasuke's answer and passed on the [[Six Paths Yin Power|Yin]] half of his chakra and his dōjutsu powers to Sasuke, manifesting a [[Rinnegan]] in his left eye. Upon awakening, Sasuke readied himself to return to the battle.
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After Sasuke took out Madara's chakra rods from Tobirama's body, the Second used his [[Flying Thunder God Technique]] to send Sasuke on the main battlefield, as he teleported him to Minato's kunai that Naruto had taken with him. Madara watched on with surprise as Sasuke arrived next to Naruto, who also met with Hagoromo and obtained the great Sage's [[Six Paths Yang Power|Yang]] chakra and [[Six Paths Sage Technique]]s. As the young Uzumaki noted that he and Sasuke are going to defeat him together, Sasuke told Madara to get ready. The older Uchiha replied that he had both their powers, the Rinnegan and the [[senjutsu]] of the Six Paths and that they were about to find out who is the strongest in a final battle.
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[[File:Sasuke cuts through Madara.png|thumb|left|Sasuke bisects Madara.]]
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Madara then proceeded to use his various techniques against the duo, to which Sasuke and Naruto's combined power was able to defend against. As Madara continued to seemingly manipulate targets from afar, Sasuke's Rinnegan saw through the charade, discovering that Madara was actually producing an [[Limbo: Border Jail|invisible clone]] to aid him. Realising that the clone was invulnerable to physical attacks, and that it could be damaged only by techniques containing senjutsu or Hagoromo's chakra, Sasuke countered Madara's assault by stabbing him with his sword. Sasuke then explained his analysis to Naruto, and ordered him to prepare an attack with senjutsu. The two then proceeded to assault Madara again. Collaborating with Naruto, Sasuke used an enhanced Chidori combined with Naruto's [[Sage Art: Magnet Release Rasengan]] to strike Madara, only for Madara to use his Limbo: Border Jail to absorb the damage. Realising the situation was shifting to Sasuke and Naruto's advantage, Madara instead stole Kakashi's Sharingan as a temporary replacement left eye and used its power to teleport to the [[Kamui's dimension]] to retrieve his actual left eye from Obito, but not before Sasuke [[Chidori Sharp Spear|bisected]] the older Uchiha.
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Shortly afterwards, Sakura was teleported out of Kamui's dimension by Obito to Sasuke's shock. She warned her allies of Madara's potential power should he regain both his eyes. After Naruto restored Kakashi's original left eye, Kakashi asked Sasuke what his goals were now. As Sasuke remained silent, Kakashi chose to not push the question, instead reminding Sasuke that they are still all former members of Team 7. Kakashi also reminded his former students of their first lesson in teamwork. After Madara returns, fully regenerated and with both Rinnegan, Madara created four shadows to hold off his opponents. While Sakura impulsively attacked Madara, Naruto managed to save her from harm, while Sasuke [[Chidori Sharp Spear|attacked]] Madara's shadow, but to no avail. Madara then took to the air and performs the [[Chibaku Tensei]]. Sasuke responded by unleashing his Perfect Susanoo that flies into the sky and to cuts through the massive meteorites.
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[[File:Sasuke protects Team 7.png|thumb|Sasuke shielding Team 7 from the effects of the Infinite Tsukuyomi with his Susanoo.]]
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Upon noticing the moon had taken the image of Madara's third eye, Sasuke quickly retreated to the ground, and used the wings of his Susanoo to shield Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi from the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]]. When Naruto tried to leave to help the others, Sasuke stopped him, telling him to be patient. As everyone asks Sasuke the nature of this technique, Sasuke stubbornly tells them to be quiet, insisting that he is in command. While Naruto is furious at Sasuke's still independent attitude, Kakashi solemnly admits that with Sasuke's Rinnegan, he may be the only one able to save the world. As the light of Madara's technique finally ended, Sasuke let down his Susanoo, noting that only a Rinnegan had a chance of canceling the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Madara then confronted the remaining free individuals, only for Black Zetsu to suddenly betray Madara and impale his hand through Madara's chest, shocking its audience. As Madara asked his own manifestation why he would do this, Black Zetsu boldly stated that it was actually a manifestation of [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]. Black Zetsu then proceeded to expand its being into Madara.
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[[File:Kaguya's power.png|thumb|left|Team 7 plummets into a river of lava after swapping dimensions.]]
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As Black Zetsu continued to overwhelm Madara, Sasuke noticed that all of Madara's shadows had disappeared. Sasuke and his comrades were immediately knocked to the ground after large amounts of [[chakra]] burst from the ground and flowed into Madara. Sasuke deduced that the chakra was coming from the people trapped within the Infinite Tsukuyomi, and resolved to stop Madara before he could absorb any more chakra. While Naruto attacked from the front, Sasuke instantly teleported behind Madara and attempted to [[Chidori Sharp Spear|cut]] him down. However, Sasuke and Naruto's efforts were futile, as they were trapped within strands of chakra. As Black Zetsu transferred its remnants into Madara, the chakra began to settle, and Kaguya was fully revived. Noticing that Sasuke and Naruto are reincarnations of [[Indra]] and [[Asura]] respectively, she sent them hurtling to the ground. Explaining that she did not want Sasuke or Team 7 to interfere with her plans of creating her [[White Zetsu Army|own army]], she proceeded to [[Amenominaka|shift]] [[Kaguya's Dimension|dimensions]]; transporting them into a cave with a river of lava which Sasuke and Team 7 then began to fall into.
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Sasuke immediately summoned [[Garuda]] to save himself from the molten river, and he quickly saved Naruto as well, ignoring Naruto's pleas to save Kakashi and Sakura, who were saved by a quick-thinking Kakashi. When Naruto questioned his complete disregard for the safety of his comrades, Sasuke informed Naruto that they are the only ones who can defeat Kaguya, and so neither one of them can die, even if they survived at the sacrifice of others, such as Sakura and Kakashi. Kaguya immediately rebutted with a [[Rabbit Hair Needle|pinpoint attack]], which Sasuke tried to block with his Susanoo, but ultimately failed, which resulted in his hawk's wing being pierced as well as Sasuke's left arm. As he fell into the pit of lava once more, Sasuke activated Susanoo to protect himself, and was swiftly saved by Naruto, who discovered his ability to [[Six Paths Flight|fly]]. Naruto then proceeded to clash with Kaguya and managed to provide an opening for Sasuke, who rushed in to strike resulting in a massive explosion.
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[[File:Sasuke foils Kaguya.png|thumb|Sasuke freeing Naruto and himself from Kaguya's trap.]]
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Ultimately, Sasuke's attack fails, and he is forced out of his Perfect Susanoo and begins to fall into the ocean of lava once again. As his [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|blade]] is destroyed by the lava, Sasuke manages to [[Amenotejikara|teleport]] himself to Naruto's location, and he receives a [[Truth-Seeking Ball|platform]] to stand on from Naruto. Angry that his Susanoo has no effect on Kaguya, he and Naruto do not notice Kaguya as she sneaks up behind them with tears in her eyes. [[Black Zetsu]] emerges from Kaguya, latches onto Naruto and Sasuke, and begins absorbing their power, while he also explains the history of Kaguya's defeat, his creation, and his attempt to revive Kaguya. Once Black Zetsu finishes his tale, Naruto manages to rip Black Zetsu off of himself and Sasuke, and the two shinobi prepare their counterattack. Sasuke and Naruto later discuss a counterattack plan, which gets put into action when the former uses [[Amaterasu]] on Kaguya, albeit she absorbs the attack and the latter uses the [[Sexy: Reverse Harem Technique|new technique]]. Ultimately, the plan is successful as Kaguya is distracted long enough to be punched by Naruto. Sasuke prepares to strike Kaguya with Yin Release while Naruto proceeds to strike Kaguya with Yang Release. However, the sealing attempt is unsuccessful as Kaguya shifts them to a different dimension and traps the two in a prison of ice. Sasuke uses [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi]] to free himself and Naruto from the ice. Black Zetsu tells Kaguya that she should separate the two, and so Kaguya emerges behind Sasuke and pulls him into her portal, leaving him trapped in a desert dimension, isolated and confused.
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[[File:Sasuke runs towards Obito & Sakura.png|thumb|left|Sasuke races towards Obito and Sakura to swap dimensions.]]
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He attempts to find a way to escape, but to no success and quickly becomes exhausted. Sasuke senses Naruto's chakra but is unable to find him. Later he notices Obito and Sakura opening a portal and calls for him to come. The portal becomes smaller as Obito falters but Sasuke [[Amenotejikara|shifts]] to get in and catches Sakura as she collapses. He then explains how his ability works. Sasuke returns to the ice dimension along with Obito and Sakura. As Sasuke makes his way towards Naruto, and the latter asks him if he has thanked Obito and Sakura, which he coldly rebuffed and tells Naruto to focus on Kaguya. Kaguya immediately shifts everyone to a high gravity dimension, and prepares to [[All-Killing Ash Bones|eliminate]] Sasuke and Naruto. Thanks to the effects of the gravity, Sasuke and Naruto manage to dodge the attack, but Kaguya launches the attack once more, intent on eliminating the threat. Kakashi and Obito jump in front of Sasuke and Naruto, but Obito uses Kamui to save Kakashi as well, and is stabbed in the process, shocking Sasuke and everyone else.
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[[File:Sasuke attacks Kaguya.png|thumb|Sasuke attacking Kaguya.]]
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Sasuke recharges his left eye while everyone listens to Obito's final words. As his Rinnegan's power is restored, Sasuke takes the opportunity to surprise Kaguya and instantly teleports next to her. While Naruto attempts to save Obito, Sasuke informs him that he cannot do anything to save him, and so he should instead focus on Kaguya. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and flies towards Kaguya's location, preparing to take her on in battle. As he continues to battle her, Sasuke presents a dismayed and angry Naruto an opening, which he takes to rip off Kaguya's arm, with Black Zetsu still attached to it. While Sasuke begins pressuring Kaguya, Naruto launches nine separate attacks, each imbued with on of the tailed beasts' chakra. After hitting Kaguya with it, her body becomes unstable, transforming into an amalgamated mass of the tailed beasts. It produced several outstretching hands, sucking up everything it came in contact with. As it approached Sakura, Kakashi, having inherited Obito's Sharingan powers from the departed spirit, uses [[Susanoo]] to save Sakura, much to everyone's surprise.
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[[File:Team 7 defeats Kaguya.png|thumb|left|Team 7 simultaneously lands the finishing blow on Kaguya.]]
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Regaining control of herself, Kaguya then shaped the tailed-beast mass into a giant Truth-Seeking Ball. Kakashi devised a plan and shared it with his students, telling them to be ready for what could be their last mission as a team. As Naruto distracts Kaguya with his clones, Sasuke waits for the opportunity to leap into action. While Kaguya is distracted, Sasuke [[Amenotejikara|swaps place with one of Naruto's shadow clones and appears next to Kaguya]]. As she attempts to escape, Sakura comes from above and knocks Kaguya down, as Naruto and Sasuke finally manage to touch her with their special [[Six Paths Yang Power|sun]] and [[Six Paths Yin Power|moon]] tattoos they received from Hagoromo, preparing to seal away the Rabbit Goddess once and for all. Immediately upon contact, Sasuke and Naruto begin the ultimate sealing technique: the [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei]]. Kaguya wonders how she, the ancestor of all chakra, could be defeated by mere fragments of chakra, as she reverts back to the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], and is encased by the landscape, creating an enormous satellite similar in size to the moon. After sealing away Kaguya, the moon tattoo disappears from Sasuke's hand, as the sun tattoo disappears from Naruto's hand, and reappears on the hands of Hagoromo. Relieved that they have defeated Kaguya, they immediately worry about how they will return back to the real world.
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[[File:Tailed beasts sealed by sasuke.png|thumb|Sasuke seals the tailed beasts within his Chibaku Tensei.]]
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Suddenly, Team 7 and the tailed beasts are summoned back to earth by Hagoromo and all of the previous Kage. Satisfied, Hagoromo thanks Sasuke and his comrades for saving the world. While everyone celebrates Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke senses some life in Madara, and rushes to eliminate his fallen enemy once and for all. However, he is stopped by Hagoromo, as Hashirama approaches his former comrade. Following Hagoromo's advice, Sasuke listens to Hashirama and Madara's final words to each other, as Madara passes away peacefully and the reanimated Hokage return to the afterlife. As the tailed beasts begin to talk about their future plans now that they are free, Sasuke grimly makes his intent to kill the current five Kage still trapped within Infinite Tsukuyomi known. He then proceeds to take control of the nine tailed beasts and seal them away within separate [[Chibaku Tensei]]. As Kakashi asks if he still simply desires revenge, Sasuke plainly states that what he wants is to recreate the world the way it should be, doing so with revolution. Noting that only Naruto still stands in his way, Sasuke faces his former friend and ally. While Hagoromo sadly looks on to see that once again his children battle each other, Naruto firmly says he will end this feud once and for all.
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Before they depart for their battle, Naruto urges Sasuke to at least release the tailed beasts, but Sasuke tells he he intends to destroy the tailed beasts, which would require killing Naruto in order to eliminate the chakra of the tailed beasts within him, while also keeping the ones he trapped alive in order to end the Infinite Tsukuyomi. He orders Naruto to follow him, as he wants to take their fight elsewhere. As Sasuke turns to leave, Sakura makes a final plea to keep Sasuke from abandoning them again, only to to be silenced with a genjutsu in order to prevent her from interfering with their fight. Ignoring Kakashi's scolding, Sasuke led Naruto to the [[Valley of the End]]. Though Naruto tries to persuade Sasuke once more with Itachi's words, Sasuke rebuttals by preparing to tell Naruto what he means when he says the word "Hokage".
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Sasuke explains Itachi's sacrifice to Naruto, stating that Itachi is the definition of a "true Hokage," despite the fact that his one mistake was allowing Sasuke to live so that he could learn the truth about his brother. Explaining his goal further, Sasuke tells Naruto that as he will become the Hokage, he will become darkness itself and take on all of the hatred of the world alone. By absorbing the hatred of the shinobi world himself, Sasuke will eliminate the darkness of the failed system, allowing it to shine once more. Naruto attempts to explain the error in Sasuke's ways once more, claiming that Sasuke does not know anything about his brother or what he believed in. However, Sasuke does not take Naruto's words into account, and states that Naruto's death will be the beginning of the new clean slate he is determined to inflict on the world. With nothing else left to say, Sasuke and Naruto clash, with enough force to begin cracking Hashirama's statue. Repelling against each other, Sasuke immediately fires a [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|massive fireball]] at Naruto, who manages to deflect the attack by activating his [[Six Paths Sage Technique]]. Leaving Naruto little time to react, Sasuke [[Amenotejikara|shifts]] behind Naruto, activates his [[Chidori]], and knocks Naruto into the water. As Naruto recovers, Sasuke activates his [[Susanoo]] and fires three arrows towards Naruto, though he manages to block Sasuke's attack by utilising three of his [[Truth-Seeking Ball]], resulting in several small explosions. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and tries to slice down Naruto, only for his attack to be countered by one of Naruto's tails as he enters [[Tailed Beast Mode]]. The two titans' fists clash together, as memories of the past are shared between the two.
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[[File:A new clash.png|thumb|Sasuke's Susanoo clashing with Naruto's Tailed Beast mode.]]
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Taking a moment, Sasuke warns Naruto to pick up the pace if he doesn't want to die, while Naruto refuses to abandon Sasuke, despite their differences. While Naruto forms a [[Tailed Beast Ball]], Sasuke applies the Chidori to his Perfect Susanoo. The two techniques clash, resulting in a massive explosion, as Naruto and Sasuke enter their inner subconscious once again. Sasuke tells Naruto that they are no longer children, and that despite their differing opinions, they should be able to understand each other at this point. While remembering Sasuke's words about two high class shinobi learning each other's feelings through their fists, Naruto tries once more to convince Sasuke to stop fighting, stating that his goal is pointless since the five shinobi villages have already united. However, Sasuke explains that they only united to defeat [[Akatsuki|a]] [[Madara Uchiha|common]] [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki|enemy]]; with their enemies defeated, Sasuke believes the world will become like it was before the war. Resolved to becoming the common threat for the sake of the shinobi world, Sasuke explains that he will find some way to gain immortality through the use of his immense power- stating that is what he means by becoming "Hokage." Returning to the real world, Sasuke and Naruto are knocked back as a result of the explosion of their colliding attacks.
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[[File:Attack from behind.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's Susanoo fighting against Naruto's clones.]]
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Pleased that Naruto is becoming serious, Sasuke summons the satellites encasing the tailed beasts and begins channeling their chakra into his Perfect Susanoo, as it changes into a more humanoid form, while stating he is quite possibly the strongest person in the world, which is later noted by Kurama, as he states that Sasuke is on the level of Hagoromo himself. While Naruto summons three [[shadow clones]], Sasuke immediately attacks him from behind, knocking one of his clones into the earth. The two battle in the sky, as Naruto tries to [[Tailed Beast Ball|attack]] Sasuke, but fails as Sasuke uses a [[Chidori Senbon|lightning-based senbon]] to counter Naruto's technique, resulting in a massive explosion. Naruto combines his clones to form one powerful chakra avatar and throws [[Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken|two]] [[Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken|Rasenshuriken]], while Sasuke fires a [[Indra's Arrow|lighting-enhanced arrow]], as the two attacks prepare to collide in the air. Sasuke and Naruto's attacks collide in the air, creating a massive explosion that devastates the land and destroys the heads of the Madara and Hashirama statues. Completely drained of chakra, the two fall to the earth and into the valley once more. Surprised that Naruto has survived the last encounter, Sasuke attempts to use [[Amaterasu]] to incinerate Naruto, but fails, as Naruto uses Kurama's chakra to protect himself from the damage.
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[[File:Naruto & Sasuke final clash.png|thumb|Sasuke and Naruto's final clash.]]
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As Sasuke begins to feel the effects of using too much chakra, Naruto takes the opportunity to create [[Shadow Clone Technique|clones]] that attack Sasuke altogether, sending him into the air. Naruto plans to deliver a decisive blow, but Sasuke also manages to land a hit as well with his elbow. Sasuke summons [[Summoning: Lightning Flash Blade Creation|shuriken]] to eliminate Naruto's clones and attacks what he believes is the real Naruto body with Chidori, only to be fooled with a clone as Naruto lands an attack. Sasuke tries to use his Chidori, but fails, as Naruto activates his [[Rasengan]], only for him to trip and lose control of the technique. Seeing this opportunity, Sasuke kicks Naruto onto his back and begins punching Naruto repeatedly in the face, until Naruto finally manages to break free with a headbutt. As Naruto rises, the two engage in a long battle of taijutsu for an entire day. Upon nightfall, Sasuke and Naruto continue to fight with only their strong wills, as the two are both completely exhausted. Kurama gives Naruto more chakra to use for one final attack, but Sasuke manages to use his Rinnegan's [[Preta Path]] ability to absorb Naruto's chakra for his own. Activating the Chidori and his Sharingan once more, Sasuke prepares to end Naruto's life, stating that he will finally be alone once his one and only best friend is dead. Refusing to give up, however, Naruto struck back, sending Sasuke into the wall of the valley. Enraged at his persistence, Sasuke channeled the last of his chakra into a [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|Kagutsuchi-infused]] Chidori and clashed with Naruto's Rasengan for one last time.
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[[File:Naruto & Sasuke together.png|thumb|left|Sasuke and Naruto reconnect.]]
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In the process, they destroyed the rest of the valley and each other's arm. Completely drained from their fight and on the verge on dying, Sasuke lost consciousness. Waking up some time later, the two lay next to each other with Sasuke asking why Naruto would go through such lengths for someone like him. Acknowledging that he himself had truly been jealous of Naruto from the start, Sasuke admitted defeat. However, Naruto told him he wouldn't let the Uchiha die on the battlefield, declaring that he would always be there for his friend no matter what, moving Sasuke to tears. Sakura arrived shortly after and healed the two. He then sincerely apologized to Sakura for all the things he had done. She tearfully accepted it as a pleased Kakashi looked on at his team reuniting once again. Sasuke forms the special sign with Naruto by, resulting in the release of the Infinite Tsukuyomi and the world being saved from the final threat. Following this, he released the tailed beasts from their prison in the satellites, much to the delight of Naruto.
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[[File:Headband.png|thumb|Sasuke accepts his former headband from Naruto as a sign of reconciliation.]]
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After the war, Sasuke was officially pardoned by Kakashi, who had become the Sixth Hokage following Tsunade's retirement, and a good word from Naruto. Opting to see the world through clearer eyes, Sasuke prepares to leave Konoha, choosing not to wait for his prosthetic new hand to finished. Sakura asked once more if she could come with him and while Sasuke tells her this journey is for him alone and that his sins had nothing to do with her, he affectionately poked her on the forehead, like his brother Itachi used to do to him, promising he'd be back and thanking her. As he departed from the village, he ran into Naruto, who had been waiting for him. Saying their final words to each other, Naruto gives Sasuke his former [[forehead protector]] that he had discarded at the end of their first fight. Accepting the headband as a sign of reconciliation, Sasuke leaves Naruto and the village, traveling around the world as a nomadic vagabond for many years in order to find redemption and analyse the world.
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[[File:Sasuke finale.png|thumb|left|Sasuke travels around the world.]]
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After Sasuke returned to the village at some point, he married Sakura and they had a daughter named [[Sarada]], essentially beginning the Uchiha's restoration. Though it seems that he spends quite some time away from his new family due to his travels, he does not forget about them. While walking through a forest one day, he thought he heard a sound behind him. Instinctively putting his hand to his blade, Sasuke dismissed it as his imagination and continued walking.
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Sasuke joined his fellow members of Team 7 on a mission to protect the actress, [[Yukie Fujikaze]], as she travelled to the [[Land of Snow]]. Later, Sasuke encountered [[Fubuki Kakuyoku]], and defeated her with the Lion Combo. Sasuke used Chidori to damage [[Dotō Kazahana]]'s armour, which led to him being knocked out. He was seen looking out at the newly created Land of the Spring, with Sakura holding his head, in the ending credits. In a post-credits scene, he was the one who got [[Koyuki Kazahana]]'s autograph for Naruto.
 
Sasuke joined his fellow members of Team 7 on a mission to protect the actress, [[Yukie Fujikaze]], as she travelled to the [[Land of Snow]]. Later, Sasuke encountered [[Fubuki Kakuyoku]], and defeated her with the Lion Combo. Sasuke used Chidori to damage [[Dotō Kazahana]]'s armour, which led to him being knocked out. He was seen looking out at the newly created Land of the Spring, with Sakura holding his head, in the ending credits. In a post-credits scene, he was the one who got [[Koyuki Kazahana]]'s autograph for Naruto.
   
=== Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel ===
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Sasuke made a very short cameo when Naruto was unconscious, he had a dream of him and Sasuke walking towards each other. However, they passed by each other without a word; with this, Naruto woke up into the battle. The point of the dream, however, emphasised Naruto's regret over losing Sasuke, and strengthened his resolve not to lose any more friends.
 
Sasuke made a very short cameo when Naruto was unconscious, he had a dream of him and Sasuke walking towards each other. However, they passed by each other without a word; with this, Naruto woke up into the battle. The point of the dream, however, emphasised Naruto's regret over losing Sasuke, and strengthened his resolve not to lose any more friends.
   
=== Naruto Shippūden: The Movie ===
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=== Naruto Shippūden the Movie ===
 
Sasuke was mentioned by Tsunade when Lee became his replacement.
 
Sasuke was mentioned by Tsunade when Lee became his replacement.
   
=== Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds ===
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=== Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds ===
 
Sasuke was summoned by Orochimaru, and was told by him about the recent Sky ninja's attack on Konoha, to which Sasuke made clear that he didn't care. Orochimaru then gave him an assignment, telling him to go retrieve a scroll from a man named [[Shinnō]]. Near the end of the movie, he made his appearance just as Naruto was about to finish off Shinnō, stopping Naruto and cutting off Shinnō's flow of chakra by hitting his chakra points with [[Chidori Senbon]], something only the [[Byakugan]] can usually see. He and Naruto quickly chased after a fleeing Shinnō, only to find themselves in a deep chamber with a strange large cocoon that seemed to absorb any chakra in the area. It was revealed to be a seed of the [[Zero-Tails]] that Shinnō had planted. He taunts both of them and an angry Naruto jumps down to fight him. Sasuke soon follows suit. The cocoon then attacked Sasuke and Naruto, and was able to restrain them until they both released their chakra from the cursed seal and the Nine-Tails respectively.
 
Sasuke was summoned by Orochimaru, and was told by him about the recent Sky ninja's attack on Konoha, to which Sasuke made clear that he didn't care. Orochimaru then gave him an assignment, telling him to go retrieve a scroll from a man named [[Shinnō]]. Near the end of the movie, he made his appearance just as Naruto was about to finish off Shinnō, stopping Naruto and cutting off Shinnō's flow of chakra by hitting his chakra points with [[Chidori Senbon]], something only the [[Byakugan]] can usually see. He and Naruto quickly chased after a fleeing Shinnō, only to find themselves in a deep chamber with a strange large cocoon that seemed to absorb any chakra in the area. It was revealed to be a seed of the [[Zero-Tails]] that Shinnō had planted. He taunts both of them and an angry Naruto jumps down to fight him. Sasuke soon follows suit. The cocoon then attacked Sasuke and Naruto, and was able to restrain them until they both released their chakra from the cursed seal and the Nine-Tails respectively.
   
 
Together, Naruto defeated the cocoon with the [[Tornado Rasengan]], while Sasuke used his [[Flapping Chidori]]. [[Amaru]] released [[Hinata Hyūga]] and the rest of the villagers who had been taken prisoner as Sasuke and Naruto exited the building. Hinata and the villagers all boarded a flying lifeboat which they found outside the temple. Amaru scrambled to reach a launching lever away from the boat, but Naruto appeared again and ordered Amaru to get in the boat, assuring her that he would take care of the launch. She refused, but Sasuke appeared behind her and threw her in by force.
 
Together, Naruto defeated the cocoon with the [[Tornado Rasengan]], while Sasuke used his [[Flapping Chidori]]. [[Amaru]] released [[Hinata Hyūga]] and the rest of the villagers who had been taken prisoner as Sasuke and Naruto exited the building. Hinata and the villagers all boarded a flying lifeboat which they found outside the temple. Amaru scrambled to reach a launching lever away from the boat, but Naruto appeared again and ordered Amaru to get in the boat, assuring her that he would take care of the launch. She refused, but Sasuke appeared behind her and threw her in by force.
   
As the lifeboat left, a tentacle appeared and tried to stop the boat leaving, but Sasuke cut it away. Naruto then forced Sasuke off the flying fortress onto the ship with a Rasengan, leaving him alone to destroy the flying ruins. Sasuke then uses the full cursed seal to fly away. He is next seen watching Naruto being saved by Jiraiya from a distance. Sasuke turns around and goes back to Orochimaru's hideout. He gave him the scroll Orochimaru had asked for, though Kabuto pointed out that he didn't bring Shinnō and it's not like him to fail a mission. Orochimaru notices that Sasuke seemed different, and asks him if a "good thing" happened to him. He pauses into the doorway, but doesn't say anything and walks out. Once outside, he thinks about what Naruto had said to him as he blew Sasuke onto the lifeboat that he would bring him back home one day. He then resumed his training.
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As the lifeboat left, a tentacle appeared and tried to stop the boat leaving, but Sasuke cut it away. Naruto then forced Sasuke off the flying fortress onto the ship with a Rasengan, leaving him alone to destroy the flying ruins. Sasuke then uses the full cursed seal to fly away. He is next seen watching Naruto being saved by Amaru from a distance. Sasuke turns around and goes back to Orochimaru's hideout. He gave him the scroll Orochimaru had asked for, though Kabuto pointed out that he didn't bring Shinnō and it's not like him to fail a mission. Orochimaru notices that Sasuke seemed different, and asks him if a "good thing" happened to him. He pauses into the doorway, but doesn't say anything and walks out. Once outside, he thinks about what Naruto had said to him as he blew Sasuke onto the lifeboat that he would bring him back home one day. He then resumed his training.
   
=== Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire ===
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=== Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire ===
 
Sasuke appeared in a few flashbacks when Sai asked Naruto about what Kakashi had taught him.
 
Sasuke appeared in a few flashbacks when Sai asked Naruto about what Kakashi had taught him.
   
=== Naruto 6: Road to Ninja ===
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The [[Genjutsu World|alternate world]]'s Sasuke didn't became a missing-nin and thus is still a resident of Konoha. Furthermore, while still cocky and assertive, this Sasuke is more carefree compared to the brooding loner than Naruto and Sakura know and dresses more casually and fashionably.
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The [[Genjutsu World|alternate world]]'s Sasuke didn't became a missing-nin and thus is still a resident of Konoha. Furthermore, while still cocky and assertive, this Sasuke is more carefree compared to the brooding loner that Naruto and Sakura know and dresses more casually and fashionably.
   
The alternate Sasuke seems to return Sakura's feelings by giving her a rose to show how he cares for her that makes her happy. However, it is later revealed this Sasuke takes full advantage of girls being naturally attracted to him, becoming a flirt who giving roses to a lot of other girls, much to Sakura's dismay.
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The alternate Sasuke seems to return Sakura's feelings by giving her a rose to show how he cares for her that makes her happy. However, it is later revealed this Sasuke takes full advantage of girls being naturally attracted to him, becoming a flirt who gives roses to a lot of other girls, much to Sakura's dismay.
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=== The Last: Naruto the Movie ===
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Sasuke will make an appearance in this film, canonically set two years after his final battle with Naruto.
   
 
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== Creation and Conception ==
 
== Creation and Conception ==
When developing the original ''Naruto'' manga, [[Masashi Kishimoto]] had not initially intended to create Sasuke. After speaking with his editor about the future of the series, he was advised to create a rival character for the series' protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, which resulted in Sasuke's creation. To learn more about creating an effective rivalry, Kishimoto read a variety of manga to gather ideas on what constituted such a rivalry, and he coalesced these ideal elements into one relationship. Because Sasuke is intended to be Naruto's opposite, Kishimoto is always careful to make sure Sasuke is never too emotional. With Sasuke's character being that of a "cool genius", Kishimoto feels he has created the ideal rivalry.
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When developing the original ''Naruto'' manga, [[Masashi Kishimoto]] had not initially intended to create Sasuke. After speaking with his editor about the future of the series, he was advised to create a rival character for the series' protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, which resulted in Sasuke's creation. To learn more about creating an effective rivalry, Kishimoto read a variety of manga to gather ideas on what constituted such a rivalry, and he coalesced these ideal elements into one relationship. By the time of Shinobi World War Arc, the rivalry between Sasuke and Naruto was similar to that of [[wikipedia:Vegeta|Vegeta]] and [[wikipedia:Goku|Son Goku]] in ''Dragon Ball'' series. Because Sasuke is intended to be Naruto's opposite, Kishimoto is always careful to make sure Sasuke is never too emotional. With Sasuke's character being that of a "cool genius", Kishimoto feels he has created the ideal rivalry.
   
 
Sasuke's design gave Kishimoto a number of problems, making him the most difficult character he has had to create. Because he lacked a proper idea of what Sasuke's face should look like, initial drafts of Sasuke appeared too old or mature for a character the same age as Naruto. Once settling on a proper face, Kishimoto began to work on Sasuke's attire. Original designs of Sasuke had a number of necklaces and ties around his arms and legs, a result of Kishimoto's habit of giving characters as much ornamentation as possible. Realising he could not draw such a complex character on a weekly basis, Kishimoto simplified the design to a basic contrast of Naruto's costume.
 
Sasuke's design gave Kishimoto a number of problems, making him the most difficult character he has had to create. Because he lacked a proper idea of what Sasuke's face should look like, initial drafts of Sasuke appeared too old or mature for a character the same age as Naruto. Once settling on a proper face, Kishimoto began to work on Sasuke's attire. Original designs of Sasuke had a number of necklaces and ties around his arms and legs, a result of Kishimoto's habit of giving characters as much ornamentation as possible. Realising he could not draw such a complex character on a weekly basis, Kishimoto simplified the design to a basic contrast of Naruto's costume.
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Sasuke was named after [[Sasuke Sarutobi]], the [[Third Hokage]]'s father, though their names in turn were likely inspired by the fictional ninja [[Wikipedia:Sarutobi Sasuke|Sarutobi Sasuke]]. Sasuke's surname, "''Uchiha''", is another way of pronouncing {{translation|"uchiwa"|団扇|paper fan}}, which is actually the [[Uchiha clan]] symbol. Uchiwa can be used to fan flames, making the flame hotter — referring to the fact that the Uchiha is a clan of fire techniques users.
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* Unlike most characters in ''Naruto'', Sasuke doesn't address anyone with [[Wikipedia:Japanese honorifics|honorifics]] at the end of their names (except to his parents, clan members, and Itachi when he was a child and after discovering Itachi's true nature), like "Kakashi-[[Wikipedia:Japanese honorifics#Sensei|sensei]]" or "Orochimaru-[[Wikipedia:Japanese honorifics#Sama|sama]]", something the Japanese would consider very insulting or rude.
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* Sasuke was named after [[Sasuke Sarutobi]], the [[Third Hokage]]'s father, though their names in turn were likely inspired by the fictional ninja [[wikipedia:Sarutobi Sasuke|Sarutobi Sasuke]]. Sasuke's surname, "''Uchiha''", is another way of pronouncing {{translation|"uchiwa"|団扇|paper fan}}, which is actually the [[Uchiha clan]] symbol. Uchiwa can be used to fan flames, making the flame hotter referring to the fact that the Uchiha is a clan of fire techniques users.
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* Unlike most characters in ''Naruto'', Sasuke doesn't address anyone with [[wikipedia:Japanese honorifics|honorifics]] at the end of their names (except to his parents, clan members, and Itachi when he was a child and after discovering Itachi's true nature), like "Kakashi-[[wikipedia:Japanese honorifics#Sensei|sensei]]" or "Orochimaru-[[wikipedia:Japanese honorifics#Sama|sama]]", something the Japanese would consider very insulting or rude.
 
* In the June 2006 edition of ''Shōnen Jump'', Kakashi remarked that, while Sasuke is a genius, he is dull to teach because he learns everything easily, compared to the less predictable Naruto.
 
* In the June 2006 edition of ''Shōnen Jump'', Kakashi remarked that, while Sasuke is a genius, he is dull to teach because he learns everything easily, compared to the less predictable Naruto.
* Although Sasuke's first appearance is generally thought to be chapter 3, he can actually be seen sitting behind Naruto in chapter 1, page 13.
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* Although Sasuke's first appearance is generally thought to be [[Sasuke Uchiha!!|chapter 3]], he can actually be seen sitting behind Naruto in [[Naruto Uzumaki!!|chapter 1]], page 13.
 
* On the cover page of chapter 1, Sasuke is seen riding a hawk, which he later learns to summon. In most subsequent cover pages he is only depicted with snakes, another species he learns to summon.
 
* On the cover page of chapter 1, Sasuke is seen riding a hawk, which he later learns to summon. In most subsequent cover pages he is only depicted with snakes, another species he learns to summon.
* In the ''Naruto'' character popularity polls, Sasuke was placed in 3rd in the first, 4th in the second and third, and 3rd in the fourth. He finished 1st in the fifth and sixth popularity polls, and in the third databook, which added results from the previous six polls, has Sasuke as the third most popular character overall with 33,632 votes. In the most recent poll, Sasuke ranked second.
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* In the ''Naruto'' character popularity polls, Sasuke was placed in 3rd in the first, 4th in the second and third, and 3rd in the fourth. He finished 1st in the fifth and sixth popularity polls, and in the third databook, which added results from the previous six polls, has Sasuke as the third most popular character overall with 33,632 votes. In the seventh, Sasuke ranked eighth and second in the eighth, ninth and the most recent poll..
 
* Sasuke is one of four characters to have always stayed in the Top Ten of every Character Popularity Poll.
 
* Sasuke is one of four characters to have always stayed in the Top Ten of every Character Popularity Poll.
* Sasuke's [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] which consists of three overlapping pointed ellipses, giving it six points is the only one shown to have inverse colours; while most are red with black designs, Sasuke's is black with red designs.
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* Sasuke is ambidextrous, as he typically punches and uses Chidori with his left hand, he wields his sword with his right hand. However, when the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] asked him to raise his dominant arm, he chose his left.
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* Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Sasuke show that he was 140cm around the time of the Uchiha Clan Massacre.
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* Kishimoto's official sketches of Sasuke show that he is 182cm in the new ''Naruto'' movie, ''The Last''.
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
** Sasuke's hobbies are training and taking walks.
 
** Sasuke's hobbies are training and taking walks.
** Sasuke wishes to fight against [[Itachi Uchiha]] (first and second databooks) and the upper ninja of Konoha (third databook).
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** Sasuke's favourite foods are [[Wikipedia:Onigiri|omusubi]] with [[Wikipedia:katsuobushi|okaka]] and [[Wikipedia:Tomatoes|tomatoes]], while his least favourites are [[Wikipedia:Nattō|nattō]] and anything sweet.
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** Sasuke's favourite foods are [[wikipedia:omusubi|omusubi]] with [[wikipedia:katsuobushi|okaka]] and [[wikipedia:tomato|tomato]]es, while his least favourites are [[wikipedia:nattō|nattō]] and anything sweet.
 
** Sasuke has completed 16 official missions in total: 7 D-rank, 1 C-rank, 2 B-rank, 6 A-rank, 0 S-rank.
 
** Sasuke has completed 16 official missions in total: 7 D-rank, 1 C-rank, 2 B-rank, 6 A-rank, 0 S-rank.
 
** Sasuke's favourite word is {{translation|"power"|力|chikara}}.
 
** Sasuke's favourite word is {{translation|"power"|力|chikara}}.
* According to the first ''Naruto'' fanbook, while in the [[Academy]] Sasuke had the highest grade in ninjutsu, taijutsu, and genjutsu, the lowest grade in cooperation and the second-lowest grade in assertiveness, which was bringing down his average. His overall grade was second place to [[Ino]]'s.<ref name=Hyo/>
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* According to the first ''Naruto'' fanbook, while in the [[Academy]], Sasuke had the highest grade in ninjutsu, taijutsu, and genjutsu, the lowest grade in cooperation and the second-lowest grade in assertiveness, which was bringing down his average. His overall grade was second place to [[Ino]]'s.
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* Sasuke is the second character alongside Rock Lee to have their own spin-off manga, which is called ''[[Sasuke Uchiha: Sharingan Legend]]''. It is also created by Masashi Kishimoto's assistant Kenji Taira.
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== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
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* (To [[Naruto]]) "''I don't look to the future any more. Only the past.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 219, page 18</ref>
 
* (To [[Naruto]]) "''I don't look to the future any more. Only the past.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 219, page 18</ref>
 
* (To Naruto) "''Just shut up for once! What the hell do you know about it?! It's not like you ever had a family in the first place! You were on your own right from the beginning, what makes you think you know anything about it?! Huh?! I'm suffering now because I had those ties, how on earth could you possibly understand, what it feels like to lose all that!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 229, pages 9-10</ref>
 
* (To Naruto) "''Just shut up for once! What the hell do you know about it?! It's not like you ever had a family in the first place! You were on your own right from the beginning, what makes you think you know anything about it?! Huh?! I'm suffering now because I had those ties, how on earth could you possibly understand, what it feels like to lose all that!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 229, pages 9-10</ref>
* (To [[Tobi]]) "''If you think I'm just a foolish kid ruled by his emotions, that's fine. Following Itachi's path would be childish, the whispering of fools who don't know hatred. If anyone else tries to ridicule the way I live, I'll slaughter everyone they ever cared about. And then maybe they'll understand what it's like to taste… a little of my hatred.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 416, pages 15-16</ref>
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* (To [[Tobi]]) "''If you want to ridicule me as a brat swayed by his emotions, go ahead. To accept and adopt Itachi's intention would be childish. The foolish sputtering of those who don't know hatred. If anyone who criticises my way of life were to come forward, I'd turn around and kill every single one of their loved ones, so that they too can grasp what it's like… to experience this hatred of mine.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 416, pages 15-16</ref>
* (To Team Kakashi) "''I finally… I finally got my first bit of revenge for Itachi... it's like the disgrace of the Uchiha clan is being cleansed. Like I'm separating the Uchiha clan from the rotten ninja world. You might even say it's what Konoha always wanted. You always repudiated the Uchiha clan, so now we will disappear from your memories just like you always wanted. When I kill everyone in Konoha! By severing the bond, we will be purified! That will be the true revival of the Uchiha clan!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 485, pages 6-7</ref>
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* (To Team Kakashi) "''I finally… I finally got my first bit of revenge for Itachi… it's like the disgrace of the Uchiha clan is being cleansed. Like I'm separating the Uchiha clan from the rotten ninja world. You might even say it's what Konoha always wanted. You always repudiated the Uchiha clan, so now we will disappear from your memories just like you always wanted. When I kill everyone in Konoha! By severing the bond, we will be purified! That will be the true revival of the Uchiha clan!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 485, pages 6-7</ref>
 
* (To Itachi) "''I can forgive you… But I can never forgive Konoha!!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, page 2</ref>
 
* (To Itachi) "''I can forgive you… But I can never forgive Konoha!!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, page 2</ref>
 
* (To Itachi) "''I guess anything I say now would be pointless… When I saw you… I decided to follow you here to confirm whether or not what [[Danzō]] and Tobi told me was true or not. But that wasn't the only reason… When I'm with you I remember the way it used to be. I remember time spent with the brother that I looked up to… that I loved. That's why… The closer I get to you… The more I'm able to recall what those days felt like… And the more I'm able to understand you. The more I'm able to hate Konoha for the suffering they put you through. In fact, it's becoming even stronger than before. I do understand what you want me to do. It's probably because you're my older brother that you feel the need to put me on the right path. But it's probably because I'm your younger brother that I'll never stop, no matter what you say. As you'll always exist to protect the village… so will I to destroy it. Goodbye… brother.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 9-11</ref>
 
* (To Itachi) "''I guess anything I say now would be pointless… When I saw you… I decided to follow you here to confirm whether or not what [[Danzō]] and Tobi told me was true or not. But that wasn't the only reason… When I'm with you I remember the way it used to be. I remember time spent with the brother that I looked up to… that I loved. That's why… The closer I get to you… The more I'm able to recall what those days felt like… And the more I'm able to understand you. The more I'm able to hate Konoha for the suffering they put you through. In fact, it's becoming even stronger than before. I do understand what you want me to do. It's probably because you're my older brother that you feel the need to put me on the right path. But it's probably because I'm your younger brother that I'll never stop, no matter what you say. As you'll always exist to protect the village… so will I to destroy it. Goodbye… brother.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 9-11</ref>
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* (To Sakura after arriving on the battlefield) "''Many things happened… but I decided to protect the village, and I… will become Hokage.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 631, pages 12-13</ref>
 
* (To Sakura after arriving on the battlefield) "''Many things happened… but I decided to protect the village, and I… will become Hokage.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 631, pages 12-13</ref>
 
* (To his former team-mates) "''The Hokage created this situation. I'll become Hokage and change the village.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 631, page 14</ref>
 
* (To his former team-mates) "''The Hokage created this situation. I'll become Hokage and change the village.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 631, page 14</ref>
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* (To himself after getting stabbed by [[Madara]]) "''Like I'd… die… I… won't… die… The reason Itachi lived for… I can't… I won't… let it end here. To make… a true village… so I can show them… what a true Kage is! I… refuse to die!!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 662, pages 14-16</ref>
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* (To [[Kakashi]] when asked about his current dream) "''While it's true I once desired destruction… and the only goal I had was revenge… things are different now. Because that which is destroyed can always be fixed and rebuilt. Villages freed from the cluthes and employ of darkness… what I desire is to reform the entire Shinobi World! What I am calling for, what I am bringing forth… that is… '''Revolution.'''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 692, pages 10-11</ref>''
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* (To Naruto) "''I'm the strongest there is now… And I'll begin my journey into the shadows from this moment on.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696, page 6</ref>
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* (To Naruto after their final battle) ''"I'll admit it. I… lost."''
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* (To himself, reflecting on his journey) ''"Naruto… I now remember the words you once said to me. That when you're with me, you finally understand what it's like to have a brother… And when I think of it that way… That feeling… I finally get it now. I've been traveling around the world and I seem to recall these memories a lot. We were alone and starved of love. Kids that lived in a world full of hate. And from that point on, we went our separate ways… and fought. But time has passed and now I'm thinking… Could it be that… just like how the hope and and pain from my father, mother and my brother, Itachi flowed into me… I'd understand your pain and hopes too, Naruto? You never abandoned me, no matter what. And you never gave up on me, coming closer when I pulled away. It wouldn't have surprised me if you hated me, but you didn't… You kept insisting that we were friends. And even that, I nearly destroyed. You fought to stop me… to the point you lost an arm. All because you were my friend. You saved me. The us that quarrelled over the smallest things… are now able to share the pain in each other's hearts. On my journey around the world, I noticed… That all these feelings of mine aren't just about us, I'm sure it's the same for everything else. But… there aren't a lot of people like you. And things won't go as planned, look at us. It's especially true when it comes to bigger things. I think it's the same as praying. And until I can do it, I'll stay strong. The beings that have been entrusted with hope… that's us. That's what makes us shinobi."''{{RefChap|699}}
   
 
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Sasuke Uchiha

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Adult Sasuke

(うちはサスケ, Uchiha Sasuke)
Debut
Manga Chapter #3
Anime Naruto Episode #1
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Clash of Ninja
OVA Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Leo July 23
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part I: 12-13
  • Part II: 15-17
Height
  • Part I: 150.8 cm1.508 m
    4.948 ft
    59.37 in
    -153.2 cm1.532 m
    5.026 ft
    60.315 in
  • Part II: 168 cm1.68 m
    5.512 ft
    66.142 in
Weight
  • Part I: 42.2 kg93.035 lb-43.5 kg95.901 lb
  • Part II: 52.2 kg115.081 lb
Blood type AB
Kekkei Genkai
Classification
Affiliation
Team
Clan
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration 012606
Academy Grad. Age 12
Family

Nature Type
Jutsu

Tools

Sasuke Uchiha (うちはサスケ, Uchiha Sasuke) is one of the last surviving members of Konohagakure's Uchiha clan and the current reincarnation of Indra. He became a shinobi so he could someday grow strong enough to exact revenge against his older brother, Itachi, who had slaughtered their entire clan. Initially a member of Konoha's Team 7, Sasuke defected from the village to obtain power from Orochimaru, and later also joined Akatsuki, becoming an international criminal in the process. He later proves instrumental in ending the Fourth Shinobi World War in order to achieve his own goal of revolution, but is finally defeated and redeemed once more by his best friend, Naruto Uzumaki. He is then officially excused of his crimes because of his involvement in dispelling the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Years after the Fourth Shinobi War, he forms his own family with Sakura Haruno.

Background Edit

Infant Sasuke

Sasuke as an infant.

Sasuke is the second and youngest son of the Konoha Military Police Force captain and Uchiha clan head: Fugaku Uchiha, and his wife Mikoto and the first of Indra's reincarnations to be born into the era of relative peace. Mikoto named him after the father of the Third Hokage in hopes that he would grow up to be a great ninja like his name's sake.[5] During his early childhood, Sasuke greatly admired his older brother Itachi, wanting to be more like him. Even though would often be too busy to hang out with Sasuke, would enjoy what little quality time they could together. In the anime, they even made a game collecting paw prints of cats together.[6] Sasuke also shared a similar closeness to Shisui Uchiha.[7] Despite his love for Itachi, Sasuke constantly lived in his older sibling's shadow, who was an acknowledged prodigy viewed by the Uchiha as a genius, and whose work would further strengthen the bonds between the village and the clan. Sasuke's father in particular took an active interest in Itachi, thereby neglecting Sasuke. Itachi, on the other hand, was rather ambivalent and full of oddly conflicting undercurrents, acknowledging Sasuke by taking interest in his progress as a ninja and spending time playing with him when even their father did not. Even in the Academy, Sasuke was still unable to escape Itachi's shadow.[8] Despite consistently scoring at the top of every class, Sasuke failed to receive any recognition from his father beyond comparing his success to his older brother.[9] Itachi acknowledged the rivalry Sasuke felt telling him: "We are brothers. I am the wall you must climb over, so you and I will continue to exist together."

Itachi and Sasuke young

Sasuke and Itachi when they were younger.

When Sasuke was at age 7, the relationship between Itachi and his father deteriorated after Itachi was questioned by other members of the Uchiha clan regarding the apparent suicide of his best friend, Shisui. As Itachi's behaviour became increasingly bizarre, Sasuke's father began spending more time with Sasuke, and began teaching him the Great Fireball Technique, a common family technique seen as a sign of coming of age in the Uchiha clan.[10] When Sasuke first tried to perform the technique, he only produced a small flame and after that, some smoke. His father said that Itachi was able to do it on his first try at Sasuke's age, which disappointed him. Later, with one week of training, Sasuke performed the technique in front of his father, proving himself a prodigy as well in his own right and finally receiving his father's individual recognition rather than comparison to Itachi. Sasuke's father told him that he could now proudly wear the clan's emblem on his back. Following this, Sasuke also received a stern warning not to follow in Itachi's footsteps any further, surprising him as before, he was told to be like him; and his father showing he was proud of Sasuke for the first time the same way as he used to with Itachi.

At some point in the past, Sasuke joined Itachi on a mission to catch a wild boar. Sasuke was wielding a bow and was told by Itachi not to hit any vital points. However, Sasuke missed the boar completely. Eventually they defeated the boar and Sasuke apologised for his bad aiming, Itachi responded by telling him that he needed to train more.[11]

On one fateful night, Itachi slew every member of the Uchiha clan, sparing only Sasuke, saying that he was not even worth killing. In addition, Itachi told him, "You've always wanted to surpass me. That's why I'm going to let you live… if you wish to kill me, then hate me, despise me… and by all means flee, cling to your wretched life." Itachi also revealed to Sasuke where the secret meeting place of the Uchiha was hidden, and suggested that Sasuke go there to learn what the true history and purpose of the Sharingan was. He told him that "to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan," he "had to kill the person he was closest to", and that "when we battle, we should have the same eyes". Sasuke thought he had fainted after this, but later remembered that he had managed to stand back up, awaken his Sharingan, and pursued Itachi. Upon reaching Itachi, he used knives to knock off his forehead protector. Itachi was seen shedding a tear as he was picking up the forehead protector. He then proceeded to incapacitate Sasuke, who awoke in the hospital remembering only that which Itachi wanted him to.

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Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry in the Academy.

When Sasuke first met Naruto Uzumaki in the Academy, they were matched to spar against each other. Naruto was excited at the opportunity to defeat Sasuke and become popular like him, but he was easily beaten. By looking into Sasuke's eyes, Naruto realised that they were so filled with hatred that it seemed as if he wasn't even looking at Naruto. When Iruka told them to make the reconciliation seal, they both refused.[12] Up until his graduation from the Academy, Sasuke remained a loner and never acknowledged Naruto's attempts to defeat him, considering him a hopeless dead-last and as such, someone not worth his time or energy. Despite this, when Naruto and Sasuke traded glance when they were kids, they immediately looked away in annoyance but secretly smiled shortly afterwards, meaning Sasuke actually considered Naruto a friend somewhere deep down.

Personality Edit

Sasuke child

Sasuke's pleasant disposition as a child.

As a child, Sasuke was very kind and loving towards his family and respectful to his clan and teachers. He was very proud of being Fugaku's son and Itachi's brother and had a strong desire to emulate them, desiring his father's approval and recognition.[13] This changed after the Uchiha clan massacre, turning Sasuke into a cold, cynical and arrogant young man, becoming a self-titled avenger dedicated to killing Itachi and restoring the Uchiha clan.[14]

During his time at the Academy, Sasuke was a loner, spending more time alone honing his skills than socialising with the other students, ignoring the many girls attracted to him in favour of solitude. When first introduced to Team Kakashi, Sasuke displayed great indifference towards the others, feeling his superior skills put him so far above his team-mates that they were more of a hindrance to him and his own advancement. Despite this, having worked with Team Kakashi, Sasuke had grown attached to his team and thought of them as somewhat of a family, willing to risk his life to save those close to him on several occasions. Sasuke also had a competitive streak, at times accepting Naruto's challenges if only to show that he was the superior of the two. According to Kakashi, Sasuke has both a superiority and an inferiority complex, as he is unwilling to acknowledge when someone is stronger than him, but obsesses when he believes that they are. Sasuke was dismissive of his rivalry towards Naruto when he was certain he was the better, only to obsess over Naruto's fast growth after the latter defeated Gaara. After a short run in with Itachi, whom defeated Sasuke without much effort, he concluded that his time in Konoha, surrounded by his friends had made him weak and that Orochimaru and his Cursed Seal of Heaven would give him the power to exact his vengeance. Regardless, Sasuke would not sink to the level he believed Itachi would and kill his closest friend, deciding not to kill Naruto to gain the Mangekyō Sharingan and instead choosing to attain his power his own way.

After training under Orochimaru at Otogakure for two-and-a-half years, Sasuke had become a cold and calculating individual, completely dedicated in his one desire to kill Itachi that his own life didn't matter to him. By severing the ties he believed bound him, Sasuke was seemingly willing to kill Naruto just to prove a point at how much he had changed. Due to his newfound abilities, he retained his habit of underestimating his opponents, rushing into combat without a clear understanding of their capabilities and suffering for it, though he will acknowledge his mistakes on occasion. Sasuke had also developed a strong sense of pride in his clan; as evident by his disdain for non-Uchiha to hold the Sharingan.[15] Despite this, Sasuke was not above making bonds with those around him, forming a new team that he viewed similarly to Team Kakashi and doing everything in his power to protect them.

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Sasuke's hatred overwhelms him as he ruthlessly sacrifices Karin.

According to Obito, Sasuke alone was shouldering the entire hatred of the Uchiha clan — an ideal which has been passed down for generations within the clan. After learning the truth about Itachi's actions and the Uchiha clan massacre, despite the fact that the Uchiha's actions would result in disaster for the entire world, including the clan itself, Sasuke vowed revenge against the entire village of Konoha for giving such an order to Itachi, wishing to wipe out the village and purify the Uchiha name. At first, Sasuke was at least unwilling to kill those unrelated to the revenge plot, but over time as his hatred increased, such convictions were dropped, becoming cruel and ruthless.[16] In his thirst for revenge, Sasuke put himself far above anyone or anything around him, willingly cooperating with Tobi, whom he knew helped Itachi wipe out his clan, to aid him in destroying Konoha, abandoning his team when they were no longer of use to him and sacrificing Karin to kill Danzō, despite her healing him throughout most of their mission.[17] After meeting with Naruto a final time before the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke vowed he would kill Naruto in his quest for revenge, leading him to take Itachi's eyes to awaken the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.

During the war, Sasuke met with a reincarnated Itachi and the two worked together to defeat Kabuto Yakushi to release the Impure World Reincarnation. During their conversations, Sasuke confronted Itachi over his decisions.[18] When Itachi gave Sasuke his parting words, Sasuke began to question what it was to be a shinobi and why Itachi would choose to lose everything for the village and his brother. Reviving Orochimaru and having him release and reincarnate the previous Hokage so he could listen to their stories, Sasuke accepted Itachi's actions and decided to protect Konoha, but he would do so his own way. Believing that the the previous Hokage, and the current five Kage were responsible for the world and its problems, he vowed he would become Hokage and change it, seemingly breaking free from his clan's Curse of Hatred. While these intentions were noble, quite a few were less than enthusiastic for him to rejoin their cause, not trusting his motives; Sakura and Sai among them. Regardless, Sasuke fought with the sole intention of defeating Obito, Madara and the Ten-Tails, though his reasons were to clear the slate for the new world and that he was only protecting Naruto so that only he could defeat him later.[19][20] Sasuke was one of a few shinobi to never lose his resolve in the battle against the Ten-Tails, even chastising Naruto for doing so. Regardless, Sasuke's characteristic devotion to his cause remained unchanged, as he was more than willing to abandon Kakashi and Sakura during the casting of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, only saving them with his Susanoo because they happened to be with Naruto at the time. He is not above thanking others for helping him however, as he thanked Sakura and Obito when they rescued him from one of Kaguya's dimensions.

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Sasuke's resolve to recreate the Shinobi World in his own way.

After defeating Kaguya, Sakura and Sai's distrust of Sasuke were confirmed, as Sasuke's cooperation with the Allied Shinobi Forces was merely a means to an end; removing as many people as possible who could get in the way of his own plans of leading the world through a revolution to do away with current shinobi systems, including killing all the current Kage and tailed beasts. Having come to terms with and accepting Itachi's efforts of protecting the village while branded as a villain, Sasuke had come to believe that to unify the world, one must willingly bear the hatred of all around him and stand separated from the rest of the world, viewing that as the correct definition of being "Hokage". To do so, he intended to ignite the flames of hatred in every village and focus it on him, becoming the villain everyone despises. Also, believing firmly in starting anew in all aspects, Sasuke desires to sever all bonds of his past and present, even killing Naruto, whom Sasuke has acknowledged as the closest friend he's ever had.[21] Growing arrogant of his acquired power, Sasuke came to believe he might be the strongest being alive and his power would ultimately grant him immortality to continue his goal for eternity.

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Sasuke poking Sakura affectionately, similar to what his brother Itachi would do to him in the past.

However, after his final battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End, Sasuke was shocked by the lengths that Naruto would go for him. He revealed he had always been jealous of Naruto for the fact that despite them being so similar, Naruto turned the loneliness he felt into strength by making bonds with others. Sasuke, however, pushed those bonds away, thinking them to be a weakness, and focused on training instead. In the process, Sasuke found himself always following behind Naruto just as he did with his older brother Itachi.[22] Moved to tears by his friend's determination, Sasuke conceded defeat and acknowledged Naruto's friendship, ultimately overcoming his Curse of Hatred. [23] He showed great remorse for his actions and went as far as to apologize to Sakura for all he had put her through. He even showed genuine affection towards her before he left to explore the world to seek redemption for himself. This mutual affection with Sakura later led to the two getting married and having a daughter named Sarada. Despite the fact that he seems to be away from his new family quite often due to his traveling, Sasuke still seems attached to them in some way, noticeably reacting when Sakura and Sarada are talking about him from far away.

Appearance Edit

  • Sasuke's initial appearance in Part I.
  • Sasuke's latter appearance in Part I.

Sasuke is a fair-skinned ninja who has onyx eyes and black chin-length hair. His hair is spiky in the back with bangs that lengthen as the story progresses. As a young child, his bangs hung above his eyes. Later, they would hang on both sides of his face too roughly frame his cheeks and later again return to their original style. During his early childhood, Sasuke wore a simple long-sleeved black shirt with a raised collar and the Uchiha crest on the back, and black shorts (white in the anime). Sasuke wore the Anbu uniform once when he joined Itachi on a mission to capture a wild boar.

According to Hashirama, Sasuke bares a striking resemblance to Izuna Uchiha.[24] Sasuke is considered quite handsome as most girls near his age become very infatuated with him. At the beginning of Part I, Sasuke's clothing consisted of the traditional Uchiha clothing: a navy blue, short-sleeved shirt with a high collar and the Uchiha crest on the back and white arm warmers, which he stopped wearing after the Chūnin Exams, along with white shorts. In the last stage of the Chūnin Exams, he wore a black, one-pieced version of this outfit with many small arm-belts adorning his left arm and similar bands around both legs. As the story progressed, the Uchiha symbol became smaller and smaller until after he defeats his brother.

Initially, Sasuke wore a short blue-clothed forehead protector with the Konoha symbol on the metallic plate. After suffering a second defeat from Itachi, Sasuke stopped wearing it for some time. He put it back on during the latter half of his battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End, only to let it drop off at the end. Since then, Sasuke hasn't worn a forehead protector.

  • Sasuke's initial appearance in Part II.
  • Sasuke's appearance after his battle with Itachi.

In Part II, Sasuke has grown noticeably taller over the two and a half years and more muscular. He was first shown wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, similar in appearance to the lavender long-sleeved shirt worn by Kimimaro and which was open at the torso, with a smaller version of the Uchiha crest on his collar. He wore dark blue pants with a blue cloth hanging from halfway up his stomach to his knees along with black arm guards that covered his forearms and stretched up to reach his upper biceps. He also wore a purple rope belt around his waist, tied in a bow, in which he carries his sword. After battling Deidara, he switched to a sleeveless dark grey shirt. His arm guards were also removed, and he started wearing bandages on his wrists, under which he wore special armbands with seals where he stores various shuriken. He also wore a black cloak with this. After he encountered and battled Itachi, he reverted to a white (grey in the anime) high-collared short-sleeved shirt similar in appearance to the blue shirt he commonly wore in Part I but with a zipper. He also wears blue wrist warmers with his shuriken armbands hidden underneath. He briefly wore an Akatsuki cloak along with this. Another noticeable trait is that along with this new outfit, Sasuke began letting his hair hang over his forehead. The Uchiha crest on the back of his outfit has returned to its original size since his battle with Itachi. While adjusting to Itachi's eyes at the Mountains' Graveyard, he is seen wearing black Uchiha robes similar to those worn by Madara in his youth with a belt sash around his waist, though he would revert back to his previous clothing. After meeting the spirit of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki and receiving the Yin half of his power Sasuke obtained a dark crescent-moon mark on his left palm, though he later lost this mark after Kaguya's sealing. In his final battle with Naruto after Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke lost his left arm from the elbow down.

  • Sasuke with his poncho, in The Last: Naruto the Movie
  • Sasuke without his poncho, in The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke, at age 19, wears a navy blue sash that is wrapped multiple times around his head, which ties his usually spiky hair down and once again pushes his hair over his forehead; when he is no longer wearing the sash, his hair remains the way it does. He now wears a black high-collared shirt, similar to what he wore throughout the majority of Part I. His right forearm is wrapped in navy blue bandages, matching his headband. He also wears a tattered light brown poncho with a hood that covers the majority of his upper and lower body, and serves the purpose of concealing his missing left arm. Underneath this poncho, Sasuke wears a midriff-exposing flak jacket similar to those worn in Kumogakure, which covers his right shoulder as well. The Uchiha clan emblem appears on both the right side and on the back of his flak jacket. Sasuke is also noticeably wearing three necklaces, which are each coloured a faded green, red, and yellow, over top of his poncho. He now wears tattered light blue pants, while his ankles are wrapped in bandages that wrap all the way around his open-toed sandals. He also again wields his sword, which he conceals under the poncho.

Several years later, Sasuke's appearance has matured greatly, with his hair being grown out and his bangs being styled similarly to Madara. He dons a black coat with a white shirt underneath it, a purple belt, black pants and sandals. He also is shown wielding a new sword concealed under the coat, and carries a purple bag on his right shoulder.[25]

Abilities Edit

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Sasuke using his strongest technique, Indra's Arrow.

Sasuke is hailed as a brilliant ninja, even by the battle-adept Uchiha clan's standards, showing an undeniable prodigious talent and keen intellect since early childhood. He finds little difficulty in most tasks since his time in the Academy,[26] scoring the highest in various tests to easily graduate top of his class. Sasuke has great knowledge if not proficiency in many of his clan's techniques, most of which being self-taught. His abilities have been compared to various remarkable individuals like Kakashi Hatake and Orochimaru, both hailed as geniuses and the latter admitting to Sasuke far exceeding him at his current age.[27] Sasuke is noted as potentially able to surpass the likes of Itachi,[28] Nagato,[29] and even Madara Uchiha.[30] Madara himself noted that had Sasuke been born in Obito's time, he would have chosen Sasuke to use as a pawn over Obito.

Throughout Part I, Sasuke steadily develops his abilities, becoming capable of holding his own against various skilled shinobi like Haku, Gaara and even Orochimaru. By Part II, despite still officially being the rank of a genin, he can fight on par with several highly skilled and extremely powerful shinobi. After awakening and adjusting to his Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke proved able to fight against at least two Kage and their respective bodyguards. By the Fourth Shinobi World War, he was able to match his older brother Itachi in various fields of combat.[31] After receiving the Six Paths Chakra, Sasuke, alongside Naruto, was able to fight toe-to-toe the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara, after the latter fully absorbed the tailed beast's tree form.[32] Later, during his final battle against Naruto, after manifesting the chakra of the nine tailed beasts into his Susanoo, Kurama noted Sasuke's prowess to be on par with Hagoromo's.[33]

Taijutsu Edit

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Sasuke defeats Yoroi with the Lion Combo.

Since his time in the academy, Sasuke's taijutsu is very high, forcing Kakashi to use both his hands in battle during the bell test,[34] and later outmanoeuvre two chūnin-level Kirigakure missing-nin.[35] Under Kakashi's tutelage for the Chūnin Exams final, Sasuke's combat prowess drastically improves, greatly refining much of Rock Lee's Strong Fist-style he copied with his Sharingan to roughly match Lee's combat skill.[36] In Part II, Sasuke further improved his taijutsu under Orochimaru's guidance, able to hold his own against the likes of Itachi, Killer Bee, and Kakashi, despite his physical debilitation against the latter.[37] Sasuke later battled Naruto at the Valley of the End, where he managed to stay on par with his former comrade while fighting with strictly taijutsu for almost an entire day.

Since graduating from the Academy, Sasuke showed great speed and reflexes, being the first of his fellow genin to react to the Demon Brothers' ambush. After improving in chakra control, his speed surpassed Haku's. His training for the Chūnin Exam finals increased his speed significantly, able to move faster than unaided eyes could follow.[38] In Part II, Sasuke's speed increased further, able to cover wide gaps in the blink of an eye, leaving others no time to react. He was later able to evade both Deidara's Explosive Clay at point-blank range and the extremely fast attacks of the Fourth Raikage. His dexterity also increased in speed, able to do many hand seals in a blur and launch weapon strikes quickly. His speed and proficiency with the Body Flicker Technique also can easily cut his opponents down without them noticing. Sasuke also has high stamina and endurance, enduring a consistent string of battles against the samurai, two Kage and their bodyguards. In a near-blind, battered, and visibly exhausted state, he still had enough stamina to fight against Kakashi, restrain and disarm Sakura, and later match Naruto's Rasengan with his Chidori. His raw strength has also become noticeably greater, being able to lift up Sakura by her throat with a single hand even while exhausted. His overall improvements were so great that Sakura even suspected that he had been given drugs to improve his physical capabilities. He was also shown to be able to clash with Naruto, the force of which began to break Hashirama's statue.[39]

Cursed Seal Edit

A noticeable aspect of Sasuke's growth was his acquisition of the Cursed Seal of Heaven by Orochimaru, in the hopes that Sasuke could become stronger and seek further power from the Sannin. When activated, the cursed seal forcefully absorbed Sasuke's chakra, replacing it with Orochimaru's senjutsu chakra which covered his body with a flame-like pattern and granted him enhanced chakra and physical capacity. Initially, the seal would activate and overwhelm Sasuke when using chakra or getting emotional, making Sasuke only able to control it with sheer will. After defecting from Konoha, the Sound Four advanced Sasuke's Cursed Seal, letting Sasuke unleash and control its power at will. When accessing the seal's Stage Two, Sasuke's skin turned dark grey with a black four-point star-mark between his eyes and across the bridge of his nose. His sclerae and irides turned black and yellow respectively (except when using his Sharingan), along with his lips turning blue. He also grows claw-like nails and his hair grows to waist-length. At any time, he was able to grow large webbed hand-shaped wings on his back that allowed him to fly. This granted him further enhanced physical capacities and chakra comparable to Naruto's one-tailed form.

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The seal's second level activated.

A negative effect to the seal is that prolonged usage would corrode Sasuke's body and caused him some pain. Its chakra also twisted and darkened Sasuke's personality. However in Part II, Sasuke's training seemingly gained him complete control of the seal, able to handle it unhindered for long periods of time and even perform partial transformations at will. Since Itachi removed Orochimaru from Sasuke's body and sealed him, the seal was also removed. Despite this, Sasuke's being still proved compatible with the cursed seal's source, Jūgo, who since allied himself with Sasuke. Sasuke can benefit from this by having Jūgo's power perform feats like healing by Sasuke by infusing some of Jūgo's flesh into his own. Alternatively, Sasuke himself can be imbued with some of Jūgo's senjutsu chakra to augment the Uchiha's various techniques.

Ninjutsu Edit

Bukijutsu Edit

Sasuke has regularly displayed great skill in various ninja tools. He is very tactical with wire strings, using them for a variety of purposes including rappelling, manipulating the path of his shuriken, and guiding his nature transformation. His level with trap and weapon-based tactics even surprised Kakashi during the bell test.[40] Sasuke displayed the ability to infuse his kunai with chakra.[41]

Kenjutsu Edit
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Sasuke wielding his Sword of Kusanagi.

By Part II, Sasuke became a highly skilled user of kenjutsu and acquired a chokutō, which become a major part of his fighting style. His skill was able to defeat hundreds of Oto-nin unscathed without killing them,[16] as well as kill multiple samurai, even deflecting their barrage of chakra blasts.[42] Sasuke's swordsmanship was even acknowledged by Mifune, a famous swordmaster after he effectively blocked the samurai's attack.[43] Sasuke's lethal swordsmanship is very versatile, using impressive speed and precision behind his attacks to leave little time for enemies to react. He can effectively use it in either hand and wield it in a normal or reverse grip, giving him various attack styles and able to attack or defend from various angles, easily able to change his pattern to suit the situation. He can use his blade as a mid-range projectile with great precision. Sasuke can also adapt his swordsmanship into element-related techniques.[44]

Shurikenjutsu Edit
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Sasuke summoning a fūma shuriken.

Sasuke is also well-versed in usage of kunai and shuriken, showing tremendous aim while still in the academy. Tactically, he can use techniques like hiding a second shuriken in the shadow of the first and control the path of them using wire strings to ensnare an opponent with the strings. Sasuke's aim and tactical skills are almost on par with Itachi, able to effectively hit targets in a blind-spot by accurately deflecting one kunai off another. Since his battle with Itachi in Part II, Sasuke wears a pair of bracelets with a special seal to instantly summon shuriken and kunai of various size and shape, increasing his supply and launch speed, able to unleash a large barrage at blazing speed. After launching, Sasuke can perform a sneak attack by rigging the blades to disconnect and launch them into separate directions. He can also infuse fire chakra and lightning chakra into his shuriken to increase their power.

Kyūjutsu Edit

Since at a young age, Sasuke was trained in archery, however his aim was not very good at first as he was unable to hit a large boar directly in front of him from a high vantage point.[45] As he matured in both age and skill, his aim improved to the point of striking targets as quick and elusive as Kabuto in his Sage Mode. He now uses this skill exclusively through his Susanoo, and even incorporates his Blaze Release and Lightning Release through it for more devastating techniques.

Summoning Techniques Edit

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Sasuke summons Aoda.

During his training with Orochimaru, Sasuke became able to summon various-sized snakes to aid him in battle, even from his sleeves for hidden strikes or bind his opponents with little time to react. He was also able to summon snakes from any part of his body. He can also summon a giant snake to aid him in his fight to quickly carry him through the terrain. His prowess was proven even able to summon the mightiest of snakes, Manda.

Some time later, Sasuke also made an additional summoning contract which allows him to summon hawks. Once summoned, it can help Sasuke fly about and outmanoeuvre his opponent's attacks. In the anime, the hawk was also of capable of performing coordinated attacks with Sasuke.

Nature Transformation Edit

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Sasuke using the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique.

As a recognised member of the Uchiha, Sasuke has great proficiency in Fire Release. A true genius, he already mastered his clan's rite of passage technique, the Great Fireball Technique, by age 7. Even Kakashi was amazed at such a feat as, according to him, genin usually require much more experience and developed chakra to perform elemental techniques. He can also use his fire techniques in conjunction with his weapon skills. He can also produce a barrage giant dragon-shaped fireballs that can quickly burn an enemy, even with minimal contact.

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Sasuke using Chidori.

Sasuke also has a natural affinity for Lightning Release, learning it from Kakashi's through mastering Chidori. With it, he can strike through most obstacles and severely injure most enemies with ease. In Part I, Sasuke could only use it twice a day, plus a third usage while activating his Cursed Seal. In Part II, Sasuke greatly developed his lightning chakra, even create many new techniques derived from his Chidori, which he can now use several times a day. He even earned praise from the Fourth Raikage for breaking through his Lightning Release Chakra Mode at all.[46] His new skill can channel his lightning chakra to emit electricity all over his body and through the ground to shield him and stun enemies simultaneously. Sasuke can also channel his lightning chakra into his weapons for extreme cutting power that also numbs anyone it cuts. Doing so through his sword, he can even slice through similar chakra waves. He can also create an extendable sword and solid senbon for more precise and distant attacks. Another original technique of his is Kirin, which uses natural lightning, allowing Sasuke to perform it even when visibly exhausted. It is powerful enough to destroy a mountain plus break through Itachi Uchiha's Susanoo. After attaining the Six Paths Chakra, Sasuke was able to infuse it into his Chidori, allowing him to effectively combat Madara Uchiha as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, even having enough power to cut him in half, along with making a Blaze Release-enhanced variant during his final clash with Naruto. Sasuke can also manipulate his lightning chakra and techniques through Susanoo.[47] Once combining his Susanoo with the tailed beasts' chakra, Sasuke can perform his greatest element technique, Indra's Arrow. This technique not only matched the power of Naruto's two most powerful techniques simultaneously, but produced a massive vortex, albeit during a clash with Naruto's jutsu, dwarfing even the Valley of the End.

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Sasuke employing the use of Blaze Release.

When Sasuke manifested his Mangekyō Sharingan, he developed the ability to use Blaze Release. Aside from unleashing a wave of unquenchable black flames that incinerates everything it touches, Sasuke can control the movement of the flames and shape them, and have the black flames surround him as well as create black flame spikes to protect himself. When gaining his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke could combine Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi with Susanoo to create Amaterasu swords and arrows that can pierce through heavy defences and ignite them,[48] and create a barrage of Amaterasu magatama to handle multiple enemies.[49] Sasuke could also use his Kagutsuchi in his hand for direct usage,[50][51] as well as combine it with his Chidori in his left hand.[52] Sasuke also learned how to use Wind, Earth, and Water Release.[53]

Dōjutsu Edit

Sharingan Edit

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Sasuke's Sharingan.

Sasuke is one of select members of the Uchiha clan to awaken this Kekkei Genkai, doing so at age 7, with one tomoe in each eye, after seeing Itachi murder their clan. However, due to the trauma Sasuke endured, he was unable to recall this development and could not use it until years later during his battle with Haku. Later during his battle against Naruto in the Valley of the End, both eyes reached full maturity with three tomoe. With training, Sasuke became able to maintain his Sharingan for considerable periods of time with little effect to his chakra levels, even against several high-level opponents. While only making liberal use of it during Part I, Orochimaru stated Sasuke's Sharingan had an even greater power and clarity than Itachi's despite its incomplete state at the time.[54]

This dōjutsu grants Sasuke multiple enhanced visual powers, being able to observe and differentiate the flow of chakra, perceive everything within his sight with great detail and from that, accurately predict nearly all of a person's movements. He can also perfectly mimic a person's movements and copy their techniques into his own arsenal, provided he is physically conditioned for it or risks greatly taxing his body. His Sharingan can also cast powerful genjutsu through eye-contact, able to easily hypnotise targets to restrict movements,[55] relay recorded memories,[56] apply deceptive hallucinations shocking enough to stir the then-emotionless Sai, and even easily quell Jūgo's violent impulses. Defensively, Sasuke was able to repel an enemy's technique that attacks his own mind, stopping Orochimaru's attempt to possess the former's body and ultimately turn it against him. Also, despite wielding a lesser dōjutsu, Sasuke's eyes proved strong enough to dispel a genjutsu as powerful as Itachi's Tsukuyomi.[57] Likewise, Tobi noted that Sasuke's resourcefulness and precise timing is able to easily catch his opponents off-guard in his illusions.[58] More prominently, Sasuke was able to enter Naruto's subconscious to effectively suppress Kurama's chakra,[59] and completely control Manda,[60] showing his potential to use the dōjutsu's most potent power to subjugate the tailed beasts.[61]

Mangekyō Sharingan Edit

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Sasuke's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Sasuke awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan after learning the truth about his older brother's true intentions. The tomoe of Sasuke's Mangekyō spread and converge along the edge of its iris, taking on the appearance of three intersecting ellipses. The pattern of Sasuke's Mangekyō is known as the "Straight Tomoe" (直巴, Choku Tomoe), which gives Sasuke an even higher capability of reading his opponents movements and to fluidly act upon.[62] Like most Mangekyō Sharingan, prolonged and regular usage upon its ocular powers can deteriorate his vision. Despite this danger, Sasuke has not hesitated to test his limits with the power it affords. During his confrontation with Kakashi, the excessive usage of his Mangekyō Sharingan resulted in Sasuke reeling from overexertion and his sight reduced to a heavy blur. This combined with Naruto's unyielding convictions made Sasuke finally request that Tobi transplant Itachi's eyes to regain his full sight. This resulted in Sasuke's acquisition of the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan; obtaining additional might from Itachi's ocular power and no longer showing any physical strain, diminished sight, or fatigue sustained from using this dōjutsu. With this new form Sasuke's Mangekyō pattern changed, gaining a symmetrical, more aligned rendition of Itachi's Mangekyō tomoe that is centred within Sasuke's own.

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Sasuke's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.

With his left Mangekyō, he is able to cast unquenchable black flames upon his focal point with Amaterasu. With his right Mangekyō, he is able to cast Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to manipulate and extinguish them at will. Due to this greater degree of control, Sasuke's use of these black flames are said to surpass Itachi's.[63] He has regularly used his right eye for casting genjutsu, some powerful enough to break a target's will, and paralyse them.[64] Danzō Shimura stated that Sasuke's genjutsu is incapable of altering the victim's perception of time, and thus is vastly inferior to Itachi's Tsukuyomi.[65]

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Sasuke's stabilised perfect Susanoo.

After awakening the powers of both Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke became one of the few Uchiha capable of invoking Susanoo, with his extreme emotions being the root of its development. While initially relying upon different partial manifestations, Sasuke was soon able to complete his Susanoo's body. It can produce a sword, a bow that doubles as a shield, and an orb of chakra that conjures the arrows. Defensively, its rib cage is able to withstand a direct barrage from Gaara, Temari, Kankurō, and Darui without any damage. Offensively, his Susanoo's fist and various weapons are strong enough to destroy many large stone pillars with a single attack and its arrows move at speeds only Sage Mode users such as Kabuto Yakushi can avoid. Sasuke's armoured Susanoo developed during his skirmish against Kakashi, becoming a similar yet more sinister version of Itachi's own armoured Susanoo and changing the composition of its orb of chakra to that of Blaze Release from which he is able to fashion a number of weapons.

Following the recovery of Itachi's transplant, the final stage of his Susanoo underwent a drastic change, with scaled hands, a beak-like hood and a larger bow, with a more shield-like composition, giving it an overall more intimidating appearance. By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke was able to conjure his Susanoo complete with a lower body. Using Jūgo's Sage Transformation, Sasuke is able to infuse his Susanoo with senjutsu chakra, which appears as the flame pattern of the Cursed Seal of Heaven covering it.[66] Upon further syncing with Naruto, Sasuke is able to stabilise Susanoo's armoured form into its perfect form and arm it onto Naruto's senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Mode, enabling them to cut through Obito Uchiha, and his Sword of Nunoboko.[67] After further adjusting with the power of the Sage of Six Paths, Sasuke was able to manifest his Susanoo without activating his Mangekyō Sharingan form and advance the construct to a perfect version, which was able to fend off Madara Uchiha's multiple Chibaku Tensei.[68] and even protect those inside of it from the Infinite Tsukuyomi as its light could not penetrate through its chakra body.[69] Sasuke has also shown the ability to channel his Chidori into his perfect Susanoo's primary left hand.[70]

Rinnegan Edit

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Sasuke's Rinnegan.

After receiving the Six Paths Chakra, Sasuke's left Sharingan evolved into a Rinnegan. Unlike Hagoromo's own, Sasuke's Rinnegan possesses six tomoe. With it, Sasuke gains the ability to touch Madara Uchiha's Chakra Disruption Blades without suffering their after effects.[71] He is also able to see otherwise invisible targets and, through the Six Paths Power, has gained the ability to transport himself and anyone near him as well as inanimate objects within a limited range.[72]

Sasuke's Rinnegan is still able to access the Sharingan's powers, including usage of the Blaze Release. It appears Sasuke is unable to deactivate his Rinnegan, requiring him to close his left eye when he is low on chakra. Black Zetsu also alluded that Sasuke's Rinnegan may be the reason for why he was able resist the influence of the Infinite Tsukuyomi,[69] and because so, Sasuke himself believes that as the colossal genjutsu was cast with a Rinnegan, only his Rinnegan can dispel it in return.[73] After fully adjusting to the Rinnegan, as with other inheritors of Hagoromo's dōjutsu, Sasuke has also obtained the Six Paths Technique, able to quickly use Deva Path to individually seal away all nine tailed beasts within a Chibaku Tensei each. Sasuke's Rinnegan has the ability to cast genjutsu, including one that can easily control all nine tailed beasts at once. However, Kurama was able to put up a little resistance. With Preta Path, Sasuke can absorb one's chakra through physical contact. Yin-Kurama noted that because his Rinnegan was still new he could not absorb and utilise jutsu at the same time.

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Sasuke absorbing chakra from within his Chibaku Tensei.

Sasuke, using his perfect Susanoo, is also able to absorb, contain and control the tailed beasts' powers much like the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.[74] With this form he is able to approach the level of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. He is also able to transform his sword into a bow that shoots giant lightning arrows, or create several giant senbon which are capable of countering senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Balls.[75] By combining his Lightning Release and the tailed beasts' chakra through Susanoo, Sasuke is able to produce Indra's Arrow, his most powerful attack that's sheer power could counter Naruto's two strongest attacks simultaneously.[76]

Chakra Edit

Even by Uchiha standards, Sasuke has exceptionally strong chakra, which in part stems from being a reincarnation of his ancestor, Indra, inheriting his strong spiritual energy. At age 7, he was already able to use his clan's signature fire release technique, something Kakashi noted requires much developed chakra. In Part II, his reserves grew considerably greater, able to summon a high-level snake like Manda. After developing his Mangekyō Sharingan, despite Sasuke repeatedly using it among other chakra-consuming techniques, he still fought effectively in multiple consecutive battles against four of the Kage, Danzō and later Team 7 before finally succumbing to exhaustion. After gaining Itachi's eyes, Sasuke's reserves appear to have grown even further, as during the Fourth Shinobi World War, he was visibly unaffected from using several high-level techniques against powerful enemies.

Quality-wise, Sasuke's chakra is very powerful even amongst the Uchiha. When Sasuke first arrived at the Land of Sound and gave Kabuto a frightening glare, both he and Orochimaru noted Sasuke's exceptional chakra. In Part II, his chakra control grew considerably, able to use many high-level techniques, usually lightning and fire-based, with few to no hand seals. Due to the curse of his clan, as Sasuke continued to sink into darkness, his chakra became noticeably darker,[77] even more so than Kurama as noted by itself.[59] Karin has also mentioned that Sasuke's chakra while battling at the Kage Summit had become even darker, and colder than the corrupting influence of the Cursed Seal of Heaven.[78] His chakra's strength was even great enough to break free from Danzō's Self-Cursing Seal. After meeting the spirit of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, the legendary sage gave Sasuke half of his chakra.

Intelligence Edit

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Sasuke manipulating the atmosphere to his advantage to create his Kirin technique instead of casting it himself.

From a young age, Sasuke repeatedly showed keen instincts and quick decision-making skills, considered by many to be a genius. Able to easily learn various advanced techniques or utilise basic ones for crafty manoeuvres, Sasuke already became a stand-out before even graduating the Academy. He is a proficient strategist and tactician, observing his opponent's skills and deducing their workings with ease and accuracy whilst remaining calm and composed. He then chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter them.[3] Likewise, he can use his techniques as setups for his larger-scale ones. Even Minato noted Sasuke's ability to calmly assess the situation,[79] and Madara noted Sasuke's great battle sense.[80] Sasuke is also a very capable leader, able to form a team from specific ninja and effectively instruct them to engage an enemy. He can also perform a series of precise and coordinated attacks with others, even his brother Itachi despite their previous volatile relationship.

Against crafty opponents like Deidara, Sasuke can quickly decipher the mechanisms behind their abilities and properly find the right counter. His resolution also enables him to pick strategies in which he requires getting injured in order to defeat the enemy, showing tremendous endurance and willpower. He can be rather deceptive, and has proven capable of tricking older, more experienced shinobi like Danzō into confirming the mechanics of their techniques.[81] Likewise, Sasuke can use even basic illusions to dangerous effect, tricking his opponent into letting their guard down.

He can develop many powerful techniques on his own, all based on the one technique he learned from another. From Rock Lee's techniques, Sasuke created different taijutsu manuevers. From the Chidori, Sasuke mastered Lightning Release and created many innovative techniques. Sasuke is a proficient researcher, able to well-prepare himself for enemies and their various abilities, such as the nature of Orochimaru's snake techniques and unique cursed seals. Sasuke was also able to use his Sharingan to perfectly sync his chakra with Naruto's to perform the "Scorch Release: Halo Gale Jet Black Arrow Style Zero", something Tobirama noted as extremely difficult.[82] Sasuke is a capable tracker, able to follow Itachi even though the latter used a flock of crows to block his vision. Sasuke is also shown to be very observant. When Sakura and Obito opened a portal to bring back Sasuke, the portal was only opened for a few seconds, but during those few seconds Sasuke noticed Sakura's discarded flak jacket and used it as a catalyst to extend his Amenotejikara and reunite with them. Sasuke is also very good at masking his true intentions in battle. When he saw the explosives Deidara created did not explode when he countered them with Lightning Release he immediately considered the possibility of Lightning Release being able to deactviate the bombs and even tested his hypothesis on a landmine while making it look like he was trying to find a space in between the land mines to safely step on.

Other Skills Edit

Under Orochimaru's training, Sasuke was subjected to the Sannin's experiments and as a result developed physical enhancements including an immunity towards most forms of poisons, to a level that the one Sakura learned from Shizune would not affect him.[83] However, he was not immune to the effects of Orochimaru's true form's poisonous blood. After absorbing Orochimaru, Sasuke gained the Sannin's regenerative powers, allowing him to heal at a much faster rate than usual,[84] and access Orochimaru's chakra as extra reserves, although he preferred not to use them.[85] He can also use the Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique to shed his skin and produce a new body, thus repairing any damage he sustained, though it drained him of much chakra. However, Sasuke has not used these abilities since Itachi extracted Orochimaru from his body and sealed him. As an Uchiha, he is also one of the few who can access the Naka Shrine. During his meeting with Hagoromo, Sasuke was taught a powerful fūinjutsu, that when used with Naruto, was strong enough to completely seal Kaguya Ōtsutsuki.[86]

Stats Edit

Databook Ninjutsu Taijutsu Genjutsu Intelligence Strength Speed Stamina Hand seals Total
First 2.5 2.5 1.5 2 2 3 2 3 18.5
Second 3.5 2.5 1.5 2.5 3 3.5 3 3 22.5
Third 5 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 4 31.5

Part I Edit

Introduction Arc Edit

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The official group photo of Team 7.

Upon the formation of Team 7, Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke were forced to mingle. Sasuke tried to avoid both of them, but he kept getting drawn into Sakura and Naruto's antics. Accordingly, Kakashi gave them a bell test, the three of them being tasked with taking the two bells he kept on his person. Sasuke tried to take a bell by himself, ignoring his team-mates in the process, failing regardless of having a better success rate. Regrouping with his team, they all realised that the true goal of the test was to learn to place teamwork above the single-handed completion of the mission, and, in doing so, were allowed to pass.

Land of Waves Arc Edit

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Sasuke taking on the Demon Brothers.

Sasuke's first major mission was escorting the bridge builder, Tazuna, to his home in the poverty-stricken Land of Waves. Soon after setting out, Sasuke showed exceptional skill when attacked by the Demon Brothers, even taunting Naruto for being shocked and useless during this encounter. Though Kakashi was the one to defeat them. After arriving to their destination, they were attacked by Zabuza Momochi, a missing-nin from the Hidden Mist Village. On Kakashi's instructions, he and his teammates used a formation to protect Tazuna while Kakashi faced the enemy. Unfortunately, Kakashi gets trapped and he and Naruto created a plan to take on the latter. Despite not defeating Zabuza, the two were able to make Zabuza free Kakashi from his trap. With Kakashi freed, his sensei gained the advantage over Zabuza but just as he was winning a masked hunter-nin knocked Zabuza out, taking him away.

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Sasuke protects Naruto.

Later, he along with his teammates had a tree-climbing exercise to improve chakra control. He managed to stay ahead of Naruto for a good length of time, but as Naruto began to catch up, they started to push each other's limits. Some time after, while on the bridge Zabuza returned with the masked hunter-nin as backup. After defeating a few water clones of Zabuza, he engaged Haku in battle. Haku however was able to gain the advantage with his dangeous speed and dexterity. Sasuke thinks on his feet and uses chakra control to give him an edge, with the result of keeping up with Haku and landing a powerful blow. Suddenly, he finds himself trapped in Haku's crystal ice mirror technique. Unable to escape, he is pelted with senbon. Naruto comes to aid him, but it proves useless. It was here that Sasuke reawakened the legacy of his clan, the Sharingan. With it he was able to see the foe's attacks and for the most part counter them. Although he claimed his body had moved on its own, his actions showed that he was willing to put himself in mortal danger for Naruto's sake. Although it appeared that Sasuke had died in the process, it was later revealed that he was merely put in a temporary death state.

Chūnin Exam Arc Edit

Before the Chūnin Exams started, Sasuke fought Rock Lee, who uses his speed to defeat him with his taijutsu techniques. However, before the finishing blow could be given, Might Guy interrupted the match and punished his beloved student for using a forbidden technique in a normal fight. In the first part of the exam, Sasuke realised that, to succeed in the written test, it is required to cheat without getting caught, using his Sharingan to copy the pencil movements of a student in front of him, effectively copying the answers.

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Sasuke branded with Orochimaru's cursed seal.

In the second test of the Chūnin Exams in the Forest of Death, Sasuke was attacked by who he thought was Kusagakure genin Shiore. However, with Naruto urging him not to surrender to the stronger ninja, Sasuke defeats who he learns is actually the missing-nin Orochimaru who implants his cursed seal on Sasuke's neck as a reward. Losing conscious from the immense pain of the seal as it attunes to his body, Sasuke suffers horrific nightmares before awakening under its influence as he mercilessly defeats Otogakure genin and breaks Zaku's arms. It took Sakura's hug and pleas to snap him back to normal. In a flashback detailed Part II, Sasuke is revealed to have met Karin while saving her from a bear, letting her be as he didn't need her scroll.

Sasuke's match up in the preliminaries was against Yoroi Akadō. Before the fight started, Kakashi warned Sasuke that, if his cursed seal got out of control, which would happen if he used any chakra, he would need to be removed from the competition. The match started with Yoroi absorbing what little chakra Sasuke had left through his hands, and with Sasuke being in constant pain from his cursed seal. Having only one option, and remembering his previous encounter with Rock Lee, Sasuke used the Lion Combo. Yoroi was knocked out, and Sasuke advanced to the next round.

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Sasuke's battle with Gaara.

Following his win, Kakashi took Sasuke away to seal the cursed seal, but made it a point to tell him that the seal would only remain active as long as Sasuke wanted it to. Not convinced that his words would deter Sasuke from using the cursed seal, and turning to Orochimaru, Kakashi used the month leading up to the final rounds to teach him the Chidori. At the same time, knowing Sasuke would be facing Gaara, he helped Sasuke to emulate some of Lee's speed and fighting style, Strong Fist. After showing up late for his match with Gaara, Sasuke demonstrated the fruits of his training. After Sasuke manages to overpower Gaara's sand attacks and normal defences with his improved skills, Gaara encases himself in a highly impressive Shield of Sand. Sasuke not being able to bypass Gaara's defensive and offensive technique on normal conditions stoops to using his newly learned moved, Chidori. After breaking past his defence with his attack and pierces Gaara, Gaara panics at the sight of bleeding for the first time. Before the match could finish, however, it was interrupted by the start of Orochimaru's attack on Konoha.

Invasion of Konoha Arc Edit

With the start of the invasion, Gaara fled the village with his siblings, and Sasuke was sent after them by Genma. Sasuke chased them and, after short battles with Kankurō and Temari, caught up with Gaara before fighting him again. However, Gaara utilises his jinchūriki powers to overpower Sasuke before Naruto arrives and takes the fight in Sasuke's place and defeats Gaara. Later attending the Third Hokage's funeral, witnessing Naruto's strength injured Sasuke's pride as he becomes envious of him.

Search for Tsunade Arc Edit

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Itachi choking Sasuke.

After the failed invasion, Sasuke went to see Kakashi, and later was seen reading the stone tablet in the Naka Shrine. When he arrived at Kakashi's house to see him again, he found his teacher in a coma. Although nobody in the room was willing to tell Sasuke of what had happened, Aoba Yamashiro soon arrived and let slip that Itachi had returned to the village in search of Naruto. Determined to find Itachi, Sasuke tracks Naruto down and finds his brother there. Despite his best efforts, including the use of Chidori, none of his attacks were able to hit Itachi. Itachi tormented Sasuke physically and mentally, belittling him for still being too weak, eventually leaving Sasuke with a broken wrist and mind. Sasuke then fell into the same Tsukuyomi-induced coma as Kakashi. Guy appeared to take Sasuke back to Konoha; however, it was not until Tsunade returned to Konoha that he recovered. However, despite his recovery, Itachi inadvertently subjected Sasuke to the Curse of Hatred, causing him to become more violent and aggressive than before.

Land of Tea Arc Edit

Main article: Land of Tea Arc

Sasuke Retrieval Arc Edit

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Sasuke leaving Konoha with the Sound Four.

Motivated by anger over Itachi still being stronger, and his jealously to his team-mate for becoming stronger in a short period of time, Sasuke forces Naruto into fighting him before Kakashi stops the two as they use their strongest attacks on each other. Although thinking his Chidori did the most damage to a nearby water tower, Sasuke is shocked to find Naruto's Rasengan obliterated one whole side of it without the structure being compromised. After being lectured by Kakashi over not using Chidori on his own friends, Sasuke was confronted by Orochimaru's Sound Four, who have been sent to bring to him to Otogakure. Revealing himself and his comrades being branded with cursed seals with full mastery over them, Sakon leaves Sasuke with the offer to come with them if he wishes to use his cursed seal's true potential. Deciding to take Orochimaru up on his offer, Sasuke is confronted by a shocked Sakura as he sneaks out of Konoha. Despite Sakura's desperate pleas, Sasuke thanks her before knocking her out and joining up with the Sound Four, who soon afterwards advanced his cursed seal to its second level, a process that left him unconscious for most of their battle with the Sasuke Retrieval Team.

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Sasuke clashing with Naruto.

Soon after Sasuke woke up, he ran his way towards the Valley of the End where he is found by Naruto, who had learned Orochimaru's intent to turn Sasuke into his next host. Seeing Naruto, Sasuke reveals his intents to kill him to obtain the Mangekyō Sharingan. Naruto refused to accept that Sasuke would do this or his other reasons for pursuing Orochimaru, choosing instead to drag Sasuke back to the village by force if needed. With Sasuke gloating that Naruto can not even make a scratch on his forehead protector, he initially having the upper hand thanks to his cursed seal and Sharingan. When he managed to pierce Naruto's right shoulder with his Chidori, however, the Nine-Tails' chakra surfaces to protect Naruto, giving him a massive power increase as he attempts to knock some sense into him. Sasuke merely retorted that Naruto could never understand losing a family as he had never had one to begin with, despite Naruto feeling that Sasuke is like a brother to him and refuses to let him sever that bond. Sasuke's Sharingan evolved to its final stage at that point, tipping the battle in Sasuke's favour with Sasuke now being able to predict Naruto's movements. However, Naruto's Nine-Tails' chakra envelops him in a fox-shaped shield of chakra. In response, Sasuke activated the second stage of his cursed seal as both he and Naruto clash with their respective empowered attacks.

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Sasuke sparing Naruto's life after defeating him.

Clashing with the dome produced from the conflicting energies, Sasuke defeats Naruto with a punch to the chest rather than what remained of Chidori. But before the dome dissipates while losing consciousness, Naruto managed to scratch Sasuke's forehead protector as it falls off of him. Though considering to kill Naruto then and now, Sasuke begins to have second thoughts and resolves to find his own way to surpass Itachi. Leaving behind his scratched forehead protector, which had fallen off after Naruto's last attack, Sasuke made his way to Orochimaru, who decides to train Sasuke until the time to make the youth his new host comes.

Part II Edit

Sasuke and Sai Arc Edit

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Sasuke prepares to kill Naruto.

Almost three years after leaving Konoha, Sasuke meets his replacement in the renamed Team Kakashi, Sai. Despite a lack of interest in Sai, Sasuke is inadvertently provoked and subjects Sai to a genjutsu exuding a large amount of killing intent. Sai is amazed that even an emotionless person such as himself was affected by Sasuke's gaze, channelling through his Sharingan. When Sai comments on how Naruto and Sakura have been searching for him, Sasuke once again regards him with indifference in attitude. Later, when Team Kakashi infiltrates one of Orochimaru's hideouts successfully under the leadership of Yamato, Sai, acting on his own, locates and enters Sasuke's room while he was resting in a bid to assassinate him as ordered by his superior in Konoha's Root faction, Danzō Shimura.

However, after spending quality time in Team Kakashi, especially with Naruto, Sai comes to understand the meaning of bonds of friendship, and decides to help Naruto save him. However, enraged on being disturbed, Sasuke destroys the room, drawing Naruto, Sakura and Yamato to their location. Despite this being the first time in nearly three years that they had seen each other, Sasuke expresses his usual indifference towards his former team. Unperturbed of Orochimaru's intentions for him and the prospect going home to Konoha with his former friends, Sasuke engages them in battle, showing off his increase in speed and improved abilities.

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Sasuke's encounter with the Nine-Tails.

Team Kakashi are ultimately outmatched against Sasuke, mostly due to the team's exhaustion with Naruto's four-tailed form (that he had previously used to battle Orochimaru), causing Naruto to begin struggling with Kurama in his mind. To the surprise of both Naruto and Kurama, Sasuke uses his heightened prowess of his Sharingan to enter Naruto's subconscious to meet the Nine-Tails itself, finally discovering the true source of Naruto's strength. Kurama appears to be impressed with Sasuke's growth and ability as it states his chakra being as "sinister" as Madara Uchiha's. Sasuke coldly dismisses knowing such a person and uses his Sharingan to suppress Kurama back into its sealed cage. Kurama concludes that this would probably be its last meeting with Sasuke, so it warns him not to kill Naruto, for he would only end up regretting it. Back outside, Sasuke decides to finish off his former team-mates, starting with Naruto, only to be stopped by Orochimaru as the prospect of them and other Konoha shinobi thinning out the Akatsuki would make his revenge easier. Accepting the notion, Sasuke leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto.

Three-Tails Arc Edit

Main article: Three-Tails Arc In the anime, Yūkimaru notices Sasuke training by the waterfall as he picks camellia flowers before Kabuto takes Yūkimaru away.

Itachi Pursuit Arc Edit

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Sasuke defeats Orochimaru.

Some time later, Orochimaru tests Sasuke's abilities by having him battle hundreds of Otogakure ninja with no compassion or mercy, a task he completes without taking a scratch and without killing any of them. When inquired about the latter part of the scenario, Sasuke remarks that the only person he wants to kill is his brother, Itachi, and leaves to his training room. Soon afterwards, as Orochimaru reaches the limit of his present "vessel" containing his soul, which starts degrading his health, he is notified by Kabuto that the time for his ritual to take over Sasuke's body is near. As Kabuto leaves to get some medicine, a vulnerable Orochimaru is unexpectedly attacked by Sasuke, who deems Orochimaru too weak to be worthy of having his body or the Sharingan. Although Sasuke appears victorious after a brief scuffle with Orochimaru's true snake-form, he is nevertheless brought to Orochimaru's subconscious for his Living Corpse Reincarnation. Having severely underestimated Sasuke, it is Orochimaru, in turn, who is absorbed to a dormant state within Sasuke, who is able to reverse the process using his Sharingan and hence, gains access to all of Orochimaru's abilities.

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Sasuke using his snakes to restrain Jūgo and Suigetsu.

With Orochimaru gone, Sasuke goes ahead with his plan to locate and kill Itachi, by first recruiting some of Orochimaru's former test subjects — Suigetsu Hōzuki, Karin, and Jūgo — on the pretext of granting them virtues for their themselves after the success of their mission (Suigetsu wants to obtain Samehada by killing Itachi's Akatsuki partner, Kisame Hoshigaki; Karin wants to be with Sasuke due to her massive crush on him since their meeting; and, Jūgo wants to see if Sasuke was indeed worth of his dear friend, Kimimaro's sacrifice), and dubs their team Hebi. And immediately afterwards, Sasuke had his team split up and learn of Itachi's potential whereabouts.

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Sasuke battles against Deidara.

While searching alone, Sasuke is found by Akatsuki members, Deidara and Tobi, with the former wanting to kill him for defeating Orochimaru himself. Using his Sharingan and lightning-based techniques, Sasuke manages to counter most of Deidara's attacks, which results in Deidara producing his C2 Dragon. Though the C2 Dragon manages to overwhelm Sasuke for a short period of time, he eventually defeats it with the second level of Cursed Seal of Heaven and Chidori Sharp Spear. Sasuke's actions anger Deidara severely, fueling his pre-existing hatred for the Sharingan, stemming from his past encounter with Itachi, even further, which to him could not see or admire his "art". Deidara, revealing this to be his trump card, uses C4 in order to finally kill Sasuke. However, Sasuke pierced himself with Chidori to cancel out the tiny, nano-sized explosives within his bloodstream. Shocking Deidara, Sasuke appears behind him and punches him with extreme force, effectively defeating the Akatsuki member, who has depleted his chakra supply. As a last ditch effort, Deidara uses C0 to try blowing himself up along with Sasuke in a titanic explosion, which obliterates everything in the nearby vicinity. Sasuke, however, summons Manda in time and uses his Sharingan to have the great serpent shield and jump the both of them to safety. Unfortunately, just they were able to jump to the Ryūchi Cave, both Manda and Sasuke were hit by the shockwave of the blast, which killed Manda. Shortly after that, Sasuke signalled Suigetsu to summon Manda with Sasuke still inside of it to reunited and group with his team-mates. Later admitting to Karin that he only defeated Orochimaru because he was already weakened after the latter shows disbelief that he could have.

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Sasuke and Itachi clashing.

After recovering from his wounds, Hebi continues onto one of Akatsuki's lairs, where Sasuke finds a crow clone of Itachi which expresses admiration over Sasuke's growth in power and tells him they will have their battle at the Uchiha Hideout, leaving the rest of Hebi behind to deal with Kisame. Once inside the Hideout, Itachi asks Sasuke what his eyes see, which Sasuke then replies that he saw Itachi "dead at his feet." The two brothers then immediately begin a brief taijutsu battle, during which Itachi tells Sasuke the cursed history of their clan, of "Madara Uchiha" being still alive as another Uchiha besides themselves, and his desire to obtain the flawless Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan by taking Sasuke's eyes. Once he finishes, the brothers first fight in a battle of genjutsu, where Sasuke demands the location of Madara so that he can kill him too, but after Itachi declares him to be "immortal", he ensnares Sasuke in a Tsukuyomi, during which Itachi gauges out Sasuke's eye. Sasuke breaks free, much to Itachi's surprise, due to his immense mastery of the Sharingan. With Zetsu witnessing (and "recording") the battle, the two Uchiha begin a battle of ninjutsu. Sasuke and Itachi begin rapidly firing shuriken at one another, which results in a stale mate. Sasuke launched a Fūma Shuriken at Itachi, an attack which should be easy dodge, however, Itachi was wounded and even coughs blood. Notwithstanding Itachi's condition, Sasuke unleashes a fireball, provoking Itachi to jump to the ceiling, where Sasuke then forces him outside with Chidori to do the same.

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Sasuke and Itachi's clash of flames.

Once outside, the two brothers produce two clashing fireballs. As Sasuke's fire gains on Itachi's, the latter resorts to using his Mangekyō Sharingan technique, Amaterasu, which ignites the area in the undying black flames, and almost burns Sasuke. Sasuke survives using one of Orochimaru's techniques, and in his cursed seal second state, launches Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique, which creates an artificial weather condition around them, perfectly suitable for Sasuke to attack Itachi with his final lightning technique that uses the power of natural lightning itself: Kirin. But Itachi barely survives, only by his use of the third and final Mangekyō technique, Susanoo. Having used the last of chakra on Kirin, Orochimaru, who has been absorbed and suppressed by Sasuke's chakra, uses this opportunity to reappear in the outer world through one of his eight giant snakes in a last attempt to take Sasuke's body for his own. However, before this could happen, Itachi has Susanoo use the Sword of Totsuka to seal him permanently in a genjutsu realm, thereby removing every tint of Orochimaru's being from Sasuke, including the Cursed Seal of Heaven.

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The conclusion of Sasuke's battle with his brother.

Cornered by an incoming Itachi, Sasuke watches in horror his brother inevitably aiming for his eyes, but is flabbergasted when, instead, Itachi says a few words and collapses to his death, after poking him in the forehead- something Itachi would regularly do to Sasuke when they were younger. Shocked and exhausted, Sasuke too passes out, albeit with a smile due to the accomplishment of his lifelong mission. Sasuke wakes up in a cave in the care of Tobi, who quickly reveals himself to be Madara Uchiha. As Tobi tries to befriend Sasuke by removing his mask and revealing his Sharingan, Sasuke's left eye reacts to Tobi's Sharingan and triggers Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan which casts Amaterasu, setting the masked man on fire, and causing him to retreat into the darkness of the cave. After dispelling the black flames with ease, an unscathed and masked Tobi appears again and begins to muse about how Itachi never ceased to amaze him. As Sasuke asks what he was talking about, Tobi reveals that Itachi had most likely implanted a one-shot Amaterasu in Sasuke's eye to attack if and when he saw Tobi's Sharingan. As Sasuke complains that he is making no sense, Tobi makes startling revelations that it had been to protect him, and, when Sasuke still didn't believe him, Tobi said how it must all sound crazy, but assured him that he was telling the truth, and introduced himself as the man who had helped Itachi to slaughter the entire Uchiha clan.

Sasuke's Awakened Mangekyou Sharingan

Sasuke awakens his Mangekyō Sharingan due to Itachi's death.

Tobi reveals to Sasuke the "truth" of Itachi: that he killed his clan by orders from Konoha, how he joined Akatsuki to keep an eye on the organisation from the inside to keep his village and his brother safe, and that everything he had done was to make sure Sasuke grew strong. Remembering his childhood of how Itachi really was a kind, good brother, Sasuke developed his own Mangekyō Sharingan. He renamed Hebi to Taka and vowed he would destroy Konoha after crying over the memories of his beloved older brother.

Invasion of Pain Arc Edit

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Sasuke vs. Killer B.

Before Taka, could attack Konoha, Tobi convinced them to start working with Akatsuki. He sent them to the Land of Lightning to capture the Eight-Tails, where they found its host, Killer B. The capture attempt got off to a bad start, as Killer B swiftly overpowered both Suigetsu and Jūgo, prompting Sasuke to face B one on one. Sasuke was unable to read Killer B's unique kenjutsu and B ultimately stabbed Sasuke with six swords. Sasuke was rescued and healed by Karin, and the team decided to all attack at once. While they had more success, Killer B released a great deal of the Eight-Tails' chakra and created a chakra cloak. When Sasuke attempted to use a genjutsu to knock B out, the Eight-Tails broke him out of it and B retaliated on the unaware Sasuke with great force, using the Eight-Tails' power to blow Sasuke's neck and chest open.

While Sasuke was down, Killer B fully transformed into the beast sealed within him, leaving Taka outclassed. Jūgo healed Sasuke by fusing some of his own flesh with Sasuke's body and Suigetsu allowed the team to flee and protected them from Killer B's Tailed Beast Ball. Fearing the deaths of he and his team-mates, Sasuke unleashed his new Mangekyō Sharingan and Amaterasu to capture Killer B.

Sasuke delivered Killer B to Tobi before regrouping with Taka. While resting, they dealt with J, who had been following them. However, when Sasuke tipped over a glass of water, he learned that his eyesight was already starting to deteriorate. He opted to keep this revelation from the team. Sasuke and Jūgo later caught J spying on their hideout and presumably killed him before abandoning the hideout.

Konoha History Arc Edit

Main article: Konoha History Arc

Five Kage Summit Arc Edit

Once Taka recovered from their battle with Killer B, they headed for Konoha, but are intercepted by Tobi. He informed Taka about the destruction of Konoha and their failure in capturing the Eight-Tails which had been revealed to be nothing more than a transformed tentacle. He also told them about Danzō Shimura becoming Hokage and the Kage Summit. Taka was led to the Land of Iron, where the summit was held, by White Zetsu.

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Sasuke vs. the Raikage.

Taka managed to infiltrate the summit without being detected, but their cover was blown by Zetsu, on orders from Tobi. Forced out of hiding, Sasuke engaged the samurai guards and slaughtered them despite his previous strict no-kill policy, due to having fallen deeper into the Curse of Hatred. The Fourth Raikage, or A, still under the impression that Sasuke has killed his younger brother Killer B, confronted Taka together with his escorts. While Suigetsu and Jūgo encountered the Raikage and Darui, Sasuke managed to take out C with his Genjutsu: Sharingan. With C incapacitated and Jūgo defeated, Sasuke then faced off against the Raikage. During the ensuing clash, Sasuke dodged A's Elbow and managed to pierce A with Chidori, despite A's Lightning Release Chakra Mode. Despite Sasuke's efforts, A responded with Liger Bomb, though Sasuke managed to protect himself with the ribcage of the Susanoo. Sasuke covered his Susanoo with Amaterasu flames, which resulted in A losing an arm.

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Sasuke battles against the Sand Siblings.

As the Raikage was about to deliver the final blow, Sasuke manipulated the black flames to attack A, though he continued to attack. However, A was saved by the Fifth Kazekage, Gaara, and his escorts. After seeing how dark Sasuke had become, the Kazekage attempted to convince Sasuke to give himself up, though Sasuke replied that there is nothing that could stop him from achieving his vengeance. Shedding a tear for his former rival, Gaara collaborated with Kankurō, Temari, and Darui to attack Sasuke. However, Sasuke used his incomplete Susanoo to defend himself, create a distraction and escape with Karin, leaving Suigetsu and Jūgo to fend for themselves.

Karin guided Sasuke to the room where the summit was held, but before he could engage Danzō, Sasuke was confronted by Mifune. In the meanwhile, Danzō managed to escape, but the Fifth Mizukage prevented Sasuke from pursuing him. Though he was exhausted due to the previous battles, Sasuke managed to gather enough strength to briefly fight against the Mizukage. Sasuke was ready to pass out, but was reinvigorated by Zetsu's Spore Technique. He escaped from the Mizukage, only to be confronted by the Third Tsuchikage. He was just barely saved by Tobi, who pulled him and Karin into another dimension using his Sharingan, where Karin nursed Sasuke back to health.

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Sasuke seemingly killing Danzō.

Tobi brought Sasuke out in front of Danzō, who immediately attacked the young Uchiha. Sasuke grabbed Danzō with the arm of his Susanoo and interrogated him about the truth of Itachi. Once he realised that Danzō had in fact ordered Itachi to slaughter the Uchiha clan, he immediately crushed the elder to death. However, Danzō appears behind him completely unharmed and ready to fight. Sasuke managed to kill Danzō with a variety of methods, although every time, Danzō was revived unharmed.

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Sasuke and Danzō clash.

Sasuke, overtaken by his lust for revenge, advances his Susanoo to it's complete form, which is able to fire arrows. Tobi realises that Danzō is using Izanagi, which allowed him to avoid fatal injury and rewrite history as he saw fit. Danzō summoned Baku in order to stop Sasuke, however Sasuke managed to defeat the summoning monster with Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique. Sasuke managed to kill Danzō a few more times with different methods before coming to a stale mate. Each determined to kill the other, they clash again, Danzō, with Wind Release: Vacuum Blade and Sasuke with Chidori, as well as Danzō relying on Izanagi to save him. Sasuke, however, had used a genjutsu to only create the illusion that Izanagi was still active, allowing him to mortally wound Danzō. Danzō takes Karin hostage in an attempt to buy time, but Sasuke had no hesitations in fatally wounding Karin in order to finish off Danzō.

With his revenge against Danzō fulfilled, Sasuke declared his plans to go to Konoha. However, Tobi pointed out that Sasuke was exhausted and near blindness. He also told Sasuke to kill Karin if she was no longer of any use, before leaving himself. As Sasuke was about to kill Karin, Sakura suddenly appeared and interrupted him. She told him that she was willing to follow him, even if it meant abandoning and even destroying Konoha. Sasuke was sceptical and told Sakura to kill Karin to prove she was sincere. However, as Sakura hesitated, Sasuke attempted to kill her with his Chidori, only to be stopped by Kakashi. Sasuke laughs at their continued attempts to convince him to return to Konoha and attacks Kakashi, with the intention of killing him. Taking Kakashi's attempt to remind him about his former comrades in Konoha as an insult to Itachi, Sasuke's Susanoo gained a layer of armour. However, this form was short-lived, as much to Sasuke's horror, his eyesight deteriorates instantly, to the point of seeing a blurred haze at most, and Sakura uses the opportunity to try and strike him down.

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Sasuke and Naruto clash.

Sakura ultimately cannot bring herself to kill Sasuke. Though near-blind, Sasuke senses her and nearly killed her, but she is saved by Naruto. Naruto sympathises with Sasuke's motives, to which Sasuke cynically counters with his pleasure of revenge, as well as revealing his crime of murdering Danzō. When Naruto restrains Kakashi to keep him from killing Sasuke, Sasuke uses this opportunity to try once more to kill Kakashi with Chidori, but Naruto counters with Rasengan. As the two collide, he tells Naruto that his only options are to kill him or die. Naruto rejects both, stating he has a third option. As their clash sends two flying back, one of White Zetsu's clones appears and cushions Sasuke's fall. Tobi then appears and prepares to take Sasuke away, but he tells him to wait so he can hear what Naruto has to say, which is that if they fight again, they will both die together. Sasuke then becomes angry and demands Naruto to answer why he cares about him so much, to which Naruto replies he is doing it because he is his friend, leaving Sasuke shocked. Despite this unperceived event, Sasuke firmly states he refuses to go back on the path he walks. So, before leaving away with Tobi, Sasuke says that they must have a talk.

At their hideout, Sasuke asks Tobi to replace his eyes with Itachi's eyes, as his vision is almost faded due to his reckless overuse of his Mangekyō Sharingan and he wants to defeat Naruto with his full power. After transplanting Itachi's eyes, Tobi claimed that Sasuke would need time to recuperate from the operation and adjust to the new Mangekyō. Sasuke however remarked that it felt perfect and that he could feel Itachi's power flowing into him. Unbeknownst to Sasuke at the time, Tobi also secretly implanted six White Zetsu spore clones to spy on him.

Shinobi World War Arc Edit

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Sasuke tests his Susanoo after transplanting Itachi's eyes.

At the Mountains' Graveyard, Sasuke recovers from his surgery, and asks Zetsu if he could take off the bandages to which he says not yet. After awakening his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke attacks White Zetsu with his new Susanoo and kills him with Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi and removes his bandages. After changing back into his normal atire, Sasuke carves an opening through the roof with his sword and sets off. Later Sasuke encounters some Zetsu's clones, who demand to know why he left the hideout. When the clones realise that Sasuke killed their original copy, they attack him. He slaughters most of the clones using a combination of Susanoo and Amaterasu. Afterwards he used a genjutsu on a clone and learned about the current war. Sasuke then decapitates the clone and destroys the last Zetsu clone with Amaterasu.

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Sasuke joins forces with Itachi to defeat Kabuto.

While traveling to the battlefield, Sasuke encounters his brother, much to his surprise. Sasuke chases after him and tries to catch him with an arm of Susanoo but Itachi counters with his own. Sasuke questions Itachi about his existance considering he had died to which he reveals Kabuto had reincarnated him. Bombarding his brother with questions, Itachi continued onward stating he needed to stop Kabuto's technique. Nearing Kabuto's base, Itachi summoned a flock of crows to blind Sasuke as he went on to confront Kabuto. When Sasuke caught up with Itachi, he mistook Kabuto for Orchimaru but soon realised who it was. Kabuto attempted to sway Sasuke to his side to defeat Itachi but after learning the truth about his brother, he decided to team with his brother and demanded that they talk after the fight ended.

After informing his brother of some of the abilities of snakes, Kabuto attacks the two with his enlarged snakes. Activating his Susanoo alongside Itachi, he beheads the snakes. Sasuke manages to get close to Kabuto and rip his hood off, but he was nowhere insight. Sasuke throws his sword at one of the snakes in the distance, pinning it to the wall. However, as Kabuto manages to elude them, Sasuke listens as Kabuto tells him that the experiments on his former team-mates had allowed himself to acquire new abilities. Forming his Susanoo, Sasuke fires an arrow at Kabuto which the latter narrowly dodges. Sasuke listens on as Kabuto declares that after finding the Ryūchi Cave and learning the way of the sage from the White Snake Sage, that he had transcended to a dragon.

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Sasuke's arrow pins Kabuto to the roof of the cave.

As Kabuto's technique is initiated, Sasuke covers his ears and closes his eyes in pain, realising that he can't maintain his Susanoo. As the technique ends, Sasuke opens his eyes to see Itachi's Susanoo protecting him. Afterwards Sasuke attempted to hit Kabuto with his Chidori Sharp Spear, but fails. Itachi tells Sasuke that they'd be going with an attack pattern they had used in their youth against a wild boar. Forming his Susanoo arrows, Sasuke is able to hit Kabuto's snake-tail with his arrow, pinning Kabuto to the ceiling of the cave. As Itachi approached Kabuto, he impaled him with his brothers own sword but soon returned to Sasuke's side unaffected. Noticing the strong teamwork between the two brothers, Kabuto mocks the brothers for having different values but Itachi intervenes and tells Sasuke not to listen to Kabuto words. Itachi then admits to Konoha's dark side, but still firmly considers himself a Konoha ninja. Admitting to his own faults for how Sasuke turned out, Itachi promises to tell him something important after the battle, which he intends to finish with "Izanami". As Kabuto attacks, Itachi blocks, telling Sasuke the technique has begun.

Kabuto attacks again and incapacitates Itachi, leading to Sasuke creating a ring around themselves of Amaterasu flames for protection. A copy of Sakon emerged from the base of Kabuto's naval snake and imediently transformed into Jirōbō and breached their Amaterasu barricade. Without time to retaliate, the two brothers incinerated multiple webs produced by a copy of Kidōmaru. Kabuto then produced a copy of Kimimaro to barricade their exit with a combination of bones and webs. Boxed in, the brothers activate their Susanoo with Sasuke using his Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to destroy the web that was in front of them whilst leaving the field of bones to Itachi. After retreating, the two become effected by Tayuya's genjutsu. Using their own genjutsu to break each other free from the technique, the brothers are able to stop Orochimaru's white snake form from attacking. However, Kabuto emerge from the mouth of the snake and bisect Itachi.

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Sasuke attempts to protect Itachi from Kabuto.

As Kabuto attempts to take control of Itachi again with his seal, Sasuke intervenes with Susanoo, forcing Kabuto to retreat. Sasuke then launches a fireball at Kabuto, only for him to counter. After returning to Itachi, Sasuke watches as Kabuto and Itachi seem to repeatedly clash in the same manner. It is then realised that Itachi's Izanami has finally taken effect. Questioning his brother about the technique, Itachi explained the mechanism behind Izanami. Itachi tells Sasuke that now he will be stopping Kabuto's technique while Sasuke disagreed as Itachi would also be stopped once the technique was cancelled. Sasuke reacts angrily to Itachi's statement that he was proud to be able to protect his village and comments saying he cant forgive them for doing what they did to Itachi.

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Itachi imparts his final words to Sasuke.

Resigned to the fact that he could not change his brother's mind, Sasuke told Itachi that it was because he remembered his time with Itachi that he would not give up his vendetta against Konoha and in the same manner that Itachi strived to protect it, he would destroy it. With that, he wished his brother farewell before he noticed Itachi walking towards him with his hand outstretched. Itachi then explains to Sasuke that what Danzō and Tobi had told him had been the truth: he had been given the choice to either die along with his clan or to kill the Uchiha, protecting the village and Sasuke. Itachi reaches Sasuke and puts his hand on the back of Sasuke's head and his forehead on his, telling him that he knows that he can't change Sasuke's mind, but no matter what path he chose, he would love Sasuke forever. Sasuke then watches as his brother's soul is released leaving him with Kabuto.

Ten-Tails Revival Arc Edit

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Sasuke revives Orochimaru.

After Itachi's departure, Suigetsu and Jūgo found Sasuke, and give him the scroll they had found at Orochimaru's hideout. After reading the scroll, Sasuke decides to revives Orochimaru. He uses Anko's Cursed Seal of Heaven along with a piece of Kabuto's altered flesh to revive Orochimaru. After reuniting, Sasuke shows Orochimaru the scroll. While insisting that he still desired revenge, Sasuke explained that he must know what the idea of revenge really meant for him to know if it was truly his decision leading to Orochimaru to take him to where his questions could be answered.

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Sasuke returns to Konoha.

Following Orochimaru, they traveled to Konoha and eventually arrived at a ruined temple on the outskirts of the village and retrieved a mask. Afterwards Sasuke's group traveled through the village where he took and moment and surveyed the village. Afterwards Sasuke pressed on to the destroyed Naka Shrine where he unsealed the hidden meeting hall below the temple. Once there, Orochimaru initiated the ritual to unseal the contents of the Shinigami using the spore clones that had been attached to Sasuke as sacrifices to reincarnate the former Hokage. After introducing himself to the Hokage, Sasuke asks Hiruzen why he had ordered Itachi to massacre the Uchiha clan to have him confirm everything he had been told before. Tobirama then tells Sasuke that he was from a clan possessed by evil, revealing how the Sharingan was awaken, and how an Uchiha who experienced loss would spiral deeper into darkness and become unwieldy, and that he, in his attempt to help the Uchiha channel that force, gave them the Konoha Military Police Force, which ultimately destroyed them as well. Though admonished for this by his brother Hashirama, Sasuke told them that he was not pure nor a child and asked the latter what is a village and what is a shinobi.

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Sasuke makes his decision to protect Konoha.

After Hashirama concluded his story, Sasuke mused that it was nothing if not ironic that the person who had inherited Hashirama's will was an Uchiha. Tobirama, however, corrected the young Uchiha, noting that not only did he himself not hate the Uchiha, but that there were many who had transcended the limitations of thinking only of the Uchiha, presenting his subordinate Kagami as a prime example of this. Having heard all he needed to from the Hokage including the Third and Fourth, Sasuke seemingly broke free of the Curse of Hatred and resolved to protect the sacrifice his brother had made and heads to the battlefield. Upon exiting the Naka Shrine, they were confronted by Karin whom Sasuke simply apologised to. With this, they all prepared to make their way to the battlefield.

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Team 7 stands reborn.

Arriving on the battlefield, Sasuke's presence surprised the rest of the Rookie Nine. Soon after, he declared to them that he would change the village and become Hokage so that incidents such as these would never repeat themselves to which Naruto stated that he would in fact become Hokage. Afterwards Sasuke and Naruto prepared to face off against the Ten-Tails, before being joined by Sakura. As Hashirama made openings in the barrier containing the Ten-Tails, Sasuke charged alongside the allied shinobi forces. Once inside, he fought several Ten-Tails clones and in the processes saved Sakura. In the middle on the fighting, Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto simultaneously used the Summoning Technique with which Sasuke summoned Aoda alongside Katsuyu and Gamakichi. He and Aoda slide past the clones of the Ten-Tails, while also fending off their attacks using a more enhanced version of his Chidori-infused sword. After Sasuke manifested Susanoo to combat the clones, he used his Susanoo to fire an Amaterasu flame-enhanced arrow towards the Ten-Tails, which was combined with Naruto's Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken. After their attack hit the beast, Sasuke intended to burn the Ten-Tails to much of Naruto's disapproval but the beast intervened and separated itself from the flames.

Later, as Madara began to use Obito to revive himself, Sasuke and Aoda made their way towards Obito in order to stop the process. After Aoda was captured by the Ten-Tails, Sasuke lunged at Obito, manifested Susanoo, and fired another flame-enhanced arrow at Obito. However, Obito managed to deflect the attack. Just as Sasuke was about to take out Obito with Chidori, Minato teleported to Obito and cut him down. However, he survived the attack and surprised everyone by becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki. Sasuke was shocked to witness Obito cut through the First and Second Hokage so easily. When Naruto questioned his father about whether or not he couldn't prevent teleport the Third to safety, Sasuke told him to stop worrying because it was part of the Hokage's plan to determine Obito's new skills since they couldn't die because they were reincarnated. Sasuke later intercepted Obito's attack on Naruto with his Susanoo and declared that he would be the one to erase the past. However, Obito managed to break through the Susanoo and attack both Sasuke and Naruto.

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Sasuke and Naruto attack Obito.

With Minato unable to teleport to their aid as the marking for the Flying Thunder God Technique had seemingly vanished, Naruto's quick-thinking is able to save them from Obito's attack. Remembering what Minato had said about how the Flying Thunder God Technique worked, Sasuke realised that Naruto had connected them to Minato through the use of chakra arms allowing him to teleport them to safety. Sasuke later watched on as the event unfolded on the battlefield, and on Minato's orders prepared to launch a consecutive collaborative attack with Naruto after Minato had attacked Obito. During this time, when Minato was attacked by Obito, Sasuke reprimanded Naruto, reminding him that they needed to stay focus. He later looked on in shock as the ball Obito had attached to an unaware Minato prepared to expand, threatening to eradicate them all. Manifesting his Susanoo and grabbing Naruto as well, they are saved by Tobirama who teleported the orb away from them. While Tobirama and Minato came up with a new plan of attack, Sasuke rushed forth and launched Amaterasu at Obito, much to Minato's protests. However, Obito managed to deflect Sasuke's attack, stating he could see the build up of chakra in Sasuke's left eye. He and Naruto then launched their counter-attack against Obito forming another Kagutsuchi-infused Rasenshuriken. As they charged, Minato teleported in front of them taking the blow of the technique, Minato then used the Flying Thunder God Mutually Instantaneous Revolving Technique to land a surprise attack on the new jinchūriki.

Though they believed the attack to have worked initially, they are all shocked to see Obito emerge from the attack unscathed. After watching Obito unsuccessfully deflect Gamakichi's Starch Syrup Gun technique, Naruto came up with a hypothesis and successively attacked Obito, revealing that senjutsu was the Ten-Tails jinchūriki's only weakness. Afterwards Obito trapped Sasuke along with the entire shinobi alliance in a barrier and prepared to launch several Tailed Beast Balls at them. Jūgo came to Sasuke's side with the attention of getting them out of the barrier but Naruto insisted they come before him and transferd some of Kurama's chakra to the pair. Sasuke and the others soon found themselves outside of the barrier after Naruto and Minato teleported the entire Shinobi alliance to safety. Sasuke later watched on as Obito manifested the Ten-Tails' final form and begin attacking the Shinobi alliance. Hashirama had Ino Yamanaka link everyone telepathically so that he could pass on info that his original had heard about the Ten-Tails and the Eye of the Moon Plan in an attempt to rally them to continue fighting. While Hashirama's words fail to inspire anyone, Sasuke continued to battle without fear or doubt, donning his Susanoo and cutting down a limb of the enormous tree.

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A senjutsu-enhanced Sasuke and Naruto attack Obito once more.

Calling out to Naruto, Sasuke asked the young man if he was done, as he himself had just begun. Through Ino's telepathic link, Naruto's emotions and memories were conveyed to everyone, leading the young Uchiha to sympathise with the loss of Itachi. Sasuke, in his complete Susanoo, joins Naruto in an assault. After Naruto informs Sasuke not to forget that only senjutsu will work against Obito, Sasuke tells him that he is not quick to forget, unlike Naruto. With this statement, Sasuke has Jūgo use the senjutsu chakra from his Sage Transformation on his Susanoo, which covers Sasuke's Susanoo with the Cursed Seal of Heaven markings. Sasuke and Naruto then proceed to attack Obito, who once again used the Truth-Seeking Balls to aid in protecting himself from their assault. In unison with Naruto's senjustsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball, Sasuke fires a senjutsu-enhanced arrow at Obito. Sasuke and Naruto were unhappy to see that their combined technique did not harm Obito, due to him surrounding himself in a sphere formed from the Truth-Seeking Balls. The battle continued resulting in Sasuke's Susanoo and Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode form being destroyed. However, Sasuke and Naruto got up on their feet again.

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Sasuke and Naruto slash through Obito with a senjutsu-enhanced Susanoo sword.

Standing alongside his comrade, he noted that they would end the battle with their next attack, to which Naruto agrees. With this, Sasuke manifests his final Susanoo which begins to encase Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle. After Sasuke's Susanoo fully encased Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle, Sasuke then manifested his Susanoo sword. Noticing their powerful combination, Obito manifested a huge shield and the Sword of Nunoboko, preparing to engage the two young shinobi. After agreeing that they had one opportunity to take down Obito, Sasuke and Naruto charged into battle. While the Konoha 11 destroyed the shield, Sasuke's Susanoo sword managed to shatter Obito's legendary weapon. With his sword destroyed, Sasuke and Naruto managed to slash through Obito with the Susanoo's senjutsu-enhanced sword. Due to the success of Sasuke and Naruto's attack, Obito began losing control of the tailed beasts and Naruto began pulling the chakra of the tailed beasts out of Obito. Sasuke and the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces later assisted Naruto in the great chakra tug-of-war against Obito, eventually succeeding in extracting the tailed beasts from him. As Obito lies exhausted and defenceless, Sasuke drew his sword and quickly went in for the kill, only for Kakashi to teleport in front of Sasuke and prepare to do it himself. As Kakashi was stopped by Minato, the Fourth Hokage told Naruto to help Hashirama against Madara, to which Naruto told Sasuke to join him.

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Sasuke impales Madara's bicep.

Sasuke arrived to the battlefield from atop Sai's ink-bird and immediately began incinerating Madara with his Amaterasu. However, Madara shrugged off Sasuke's attack and absorbed it. After Madara defeated Naruto and Sai, as well as absorbing Hashirama's Sage Mode, Sasuke attacked Madara viciously with his sword. Madara allowed Sasuke to pierce his bicep and grabbed his blade, while also offering the young Uchiha the opportunity to join him in the battle against the Allied Shinobi Forces. However, Sasuke refuses his offer and informs the elder Uchiha that he plans to kill him, to which Madara responds that he will take Sasuke's eyes as a temporary replacement for his lost Rinnegan. As Naruto and Sai attempted to assist Sasuke in his battle against Madara, the elder Uchiha managed to evade the three attacking shinobi and turned his attention towards the tailed beasts.

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Madara stabs Sasuke with his own blade.

Sasuke summoned a hawk to go after Madara, but was halted by Hashirama, who offered him a technique that would be able to bind Madara even his own senjutsu chakra. Sasuke wondered why he'd offer such a technique to an Uchiha, and Hashirama compares him to Madara's brother, Izuna, and as such, had the best chance of stopping Madara without resorting to strength. Sasuke flew towards Madara, and attacked him using an opening created by Tobirama, who was fighting Madara. However, Madara immobilised Sasuke in the air, and fatally stabbed him with his own sword despite Tobirama's pleas. After Madara dropped the younger Uchiha, Sasuke clung to life remembering his resolve to honour his brother's sacrifice, and change the shinobi world for the better. However, Sasuke finally collapsed as Madara walked away.

Final Arc Edit

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Sasuke and Naruto accept Hagoromo's power.

Tobirama and Karin noticed grimly that they could no longer sense Sasuke's chakra. Later on, Sasuke was approached by a barefooted individual. The individual turned out to be Kabuto who was able to rediscover himself and thus, break free from Izanami. He chose to save Sasuke's life as Obito volunteered to save Naruto's life declaring that he now knew who he was and where he belonged and would pay Itachi back for helping him realise all this. Within Sasuke's unconscious mind, he met the spirit of the Sage of Six Paths, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. He told Sasuke of his family history and revealed to Sasuke his status as the reincarnation of his eldest son Indra. Admitting to his own faults as a father and leader, Hagoromo asked Sasuke to help fix his mistakes. After hearing Hagoromo's request, Sasuke firmly tells the sage his goal for after the world is to reform it as he sees fit. Hagoromo ultimately accepts Sasuke's answer and passed on the Yin half of his chakra and his dōjutsu powers to Sasuke, manifesting a Rinnegan in his left eye. Upon awakening, Sasuke readied himself to return to the battle.

After Sasuke took out Madara's chakra rods from Tobirama's body, the Second used his Flying Thunder God Technique to send Sasuke on the main battlefield, as he teleported him to Minato's kunai that Naruto had taken with him. Madara watched on with surprise as Sasuke arrived next to Naruto, who also met with Hagoromo and obtained the great Sage's Yang chakra and Six Paths Sage Techniques. As the young Uzumaki noted that he and Sasuke are going to defeat him together, Sasuke told Madara to get ready. The older Uchiha replied that he had both their powers, the Rinnegan and the senjutsu of the Six Paths and that they were about to find out who is the strongest in a final battle.

Sasuke cuts through Madara

Sasuke bisects Madara.

Madara then proceeded to use his various techniques against the duo, to which Sasuke and Naruto's combined power was able to defend against. As Madara continued to seemingly manipulate targets from afar, Sasuke's Rinnegan saw through the charade, discovering that Madara was actually producing an invisible clone to aid him. Realising that the clone was invulnerable to physical attacks, and that it could be damaged only by techniques containing senjutsu or Hagoromo's chakra, Sasuke countered Madara's assault by stabbing him with his sword. Sasuke then explained his analysis to Naruto, and ordered him to prepare an attack with senjutsu. The two then proceeded to assault Madara again. Collaborating with Naruto, Sasuke used an enhanced Chidori combined with Naruto's Sage Art: Magnet Release Rasengan to strike Madara, only for Madara to use his Limbo: Border Jail to absorb the damage. Realising the situation was shifting to Sasuke and Naruto's advantage, Madara instead stole Kakashi's Sharingan as a temporary replacement left eye and used its power to teleport to the Kamui's dimension to retrieve his actual left eye from Obito, but not before Sasuke bisected the older Uchiha.

Shortly afterwards, Sakura was teleported out of Kamui's dimension by Obito to Sasuke's shock. She warned her allies of Madara's potential power should he regain both his eyes. After Naruto restored Kakashi's original left eye, Kakashi asked Sasuke what his goals were now. As Sasuke remained silent, Kakashi chose to not push the question, instead reminding Sasuke that they are still all former members of Team 7. Kakashi also reminded his former students of their first lesson in teamwork. After Madara returns, fully regenerated and with both Rinnegan, Madara created four shadows to hold off his opponents. While Sakura impulsively attacked Madara, Naruto managed to save her from harm, while Sasuke attacked Madara's shadow, but to no avail. Madara then took to the air and performs the Chibaku Tensei. Sasuke responded by unleashing his Perfect Susanoo that flies into the sky and to cuts through the massive meteorites.

Sasuke protects Team 7

Sasuke shielding Team 7 from the effects of the Infinite Tsukuyomi with his Susanoo.

Upon noticing the moon had taken the image of Madara's third eye, Sasuke quickly retreated to the ground, and used the wings of his Susanoo to shield Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. When Naruto tried to leave to help the others, Sasuke stopped him, telling him to be patient. As everyone asks Sasuke the nature of this technique, Sasuke stubbornly tells them to be quiet, insisting that he is in command. While Naruto is furious at Sasuke's still independent attitude, Kakashi solemnly admits that with Sasuke's Rinnegan, he may be the only one able to save the world. As the light of Madara's technique finally ended, Sasuke let down his Susanoo, noting that only a Rinnegan had a chance of canceling the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Madara then confronted the remaining free individuals, only for Black Zetsu to suddenly betray Madara and impale his hand through Madara's chest, shocking its audience. As Madara asked his own manifestation why he would do this, Black Zetsu boldly stated that it was actually a manifestation of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. Black Zetsu then proceeded to expand its being into Madara.

Kaguya's power

Team 7 plummets into a river of lava after swapping dimensions.

As Black Zetsu continued to overwhelm Madara, Sasuke noticed that all of Madara's shadows had disappeared. Sasuke and his comrades were immediately knocked to the ground after large amounts of chakra burst from the ground and flowed into Madara. Sasuke deduced that the chakra was coming from the people trapped within the Infinite Tsukuyomi, and resolved to stop Madara before he could absorb any more chakra. While Naruto attacked from the front, Sasuke instantly teleported behind Madara and attempted to cut him down. However, Sasuke and Naruto's efforts were futile, as they were trapped within strands of chakra. As Black Zetsu transferred its remnants into Madara, the chakra began to settle, and Kaguya was fully revived. Noticing that Sasuke and Naruto are reincarnations of Indra and Asura respectively, she sent them hurtling to the ground. Explaining that she did not want Sasuke or Team 7 to interfere with her plans of creating her own army, she proceeded to shift dimensions; transporting them into a cave with a river of lava which Sasuke and Team 7 then began to fall into.

Sasuke immediately summoned Garuda to save himself from the molten river, and he quickly saved Naruto as well, ignoring Naruto's pleas to save Kakashi and Sakura, who were saved by a quick-thinking Kakashi. When Naruto questioned his complete disregard for the safety of his comrades, Sasuke informed Naruto that they are the only ones who can defeat Kaguya, and so neither one of them can die, even if they survived at the sacrifice of others, such as Sakura and Kakashi. Kaguya immediately rebutted with a pinpoint attack, which Sasuke tried to block with his Susanoo, but ultimately failed, which resulted in his hawk's wing being pierced as well as Sasuke's left arm. As he fell into the pit of lava once more, Sasuke activated Susanoo to protect himself, and was swiftly saved by Naruto, who discovered his ability to fly. Naruto then proceeded to clash with Kaguya and managed to provide an opening for Sasuke, who rushed in to strike resulting in a massive explosion.

Sasuke foils Kaguya

Sasuke freeing Naruto and himself from Kaguya's trap.

Ultimately, Sasuke's attack fails, and he is forced out of his Perfect Susanoo and begins to fall into the ocean of lava once again. As his blade is destroyed by the lava, Sasuke manages to teleport himself to Naruto's location, and he receives a platform to stand on from Naruto. Angry that his Susanoo has no effect on Kaguya, he and Naruto do not notice Kaguya as she sneaks up behind them with tears in her eyes. Black Zetsu emerges from Kaguya, latches onto Naruto and Sasuke, and begins absorbing their power, while he also explains the history of Kaguya's defeat, his creation, and his attempt to revive Kaguya. Once Black Zetsu finishes his tale, Naruto manages to rip Black Zetsu off of himself and Sasuke, and the two shinobi prepare their counterattack. Sasuke and Naruto later discuss a counterattack plan, which gets put into action when the former uses Amaterasu on Kaguya, albeit she absorbs the attack and the latter uses the new technique. Ultimately, the plan is successful as Kaguya is distracted long enough to be punched by Naruto. Sasuke prepares to strike Kaguya with Yin Release while Naruto proceeds to strike Kaguya with Yang Release. However, the sealing attempt is unsuccessful as Kaguya shifts them to a different dimension and traps the two in a prison of ice. Sasuke uses Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to free himself and Naruto from the ice. Black Zetsu tells Kaguya that she should separate the two, and so Kaguya emerges behind Sasuke and pulls him into her portal, leaving him trapped in a desert dimension, isolated and confused.

Sasuke runs towards Obito & Sakura

Sasuke races towards Obito and Sakura to swap dimensions.

He attempts to find a way to escape, but to no success and quickly becomes exhausted. Sasuke senses Naruto's chakra but is unable to find him. Later he notices Obito and Sakura opening a portal and calls for him to come. The portal becomes smaller as Obito falters but Sasuke shifts to get in and catches Sakura as she collapses. He then explains how his ability works. Sasuke returns to the ice dimension along with Obito and Sakura. As Sasuke makes his way towards Naruto, and the latter asks him if he has thanked Obito and Sakura, which he coldly rebuffed and tells Naruto to focus on Kaguya. Kaguya immediately shifts everyone to a high gravity dimension, and prepares to eliminate Sasuke and Naruto. Thanks to the effects of the gravity, Sasuke and Naruto manage to dodge the attack, but Kaguya launches the attack once more, intent on eliminating the threat. Kakashi and Obito jump in front of Sasuke and Naruto, but Obito uses Kamui to save Kakashi as well, and is stabbed in the process, shocking Sasuke and everyone else.

Sasuke attacks Kaguya

Sasuke attacking Kaguya.

Sasuke recharges his left eye while everyone listens to Obito's final words. As his Rinnegan's power is restored, Sasuke takes the opportunity to surprise Kaguya and instantly teleports next to her. While Naruto attempts to save Obito, Sasuke informs him that he cannot do anything to save him, and so he should instead focus on Kaguya. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and flies towards Kaguya's location, preparing to take her on in battle. As he continues to battle her, Sasuke presents a dismayed and angry Naruto an opening, which he takes to rip off Kaguya's arm, with Black Zetsu still attached to it. While Sasuke begins pressuring Kaguya, Naruto launches nine separate attacks, each imbued with on of the tailed beasts' chakra. After hitting Kaguya with it, her body becomes unstable, transforming into an amalgamated mass of the tailed beasts. It produced several outstretching hands, sucking up everything it came in contact with. As it approached Sakura, Kakashi, having inherited Obito's Sharingan powers from the departed spirit, uses Susanoo to save Sakura, much to everyone's surprise.

Team 7 defeats Kaguya

Team 7 simultaneously lands the finishing blow on Kaguya.

Regaining control of herself, Kaguya then shaped the tailed-beast mass into a giant Truth-Seeking Ball. Kakashi devised a plan and shared it with his students, telling them to be ready for what could be their last mission as a team. As Naruto distracts Kaguya with his clones, Sasuke waits for the opportunity to leap into action. While Kaguya is distracted, Sasuke swaps place with one of Naruto's shadow clones and appears next to Kaguya. As she attempts to escape, Sakura comes from above and knocks Kaguya down, as Naruto and Sasuke finally manage to touch her with their special sun and moon tattoos they received from Hagoromo, preparing to seal away the Rabbit Goddess once and for all. Immediately upon contact, Sasuke and Naruto begin the ultimate sealing technique: the Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei. Kaguya wonders how she, the ancestor of all chakra, could be defeated by mere fragments of chakra, as she reverts back to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, and is encased by the landscape, creating an enormous satellite similar in size to the moon. After sealing away Kaguya, the moon tattoo disappears from Sasuke's hand, as the sun tattoo disappears from Naruto's hand, and reappears on the hands of Hagoromo. Relieved that they have defeated Kaguya, they immediately worry about how they will return back to the real world.

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Sasuke seals the tailed beasts within his Chibaku Tensei.

Suddenly, Team 7 and the tailed beasts are summoned back to earth by Hagoromo and all of the previous Kage. Satisfied, Hagoromo thanks Sasuke and his comrades for saving the world. While everyone celebrates Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke senses some life in Madara, and rushes to eliminate his fallen enemy once and for all. However, he is stopped by Hagoromo, as Hashirama approaches his former comrade. Following Hagoromo's advice, Sasuke listens to Hashirama and Madara's final words to each other, as Madara passes away peacefully and the reanimated Hokage return to the afterlife. As the tailed beasts begin to talk about their future plans now that they are free, Sasuke grimly makes his intent to kill the current five Kage still trapped within Infinite Tsukuyomi known. He then proceeds to take control of the nine tailed beasts and seal them away within separate Chibaku Tensei. As Kakashi asks if he still simply desires revenge, Sasuke plainly states that what he wants is to recreate the world the way it should be, doing so with revolution. Noting that only Naruto still stands in his way, Sasuke faces his former friend and ally. While Hagoromo sadly looks on to see that once again his children battle each other, Naruto firmly says he will end this feud once and for all.

Before they depart for their battle, Naruto urges Sasuke to at least release the tailed beasts, but Sasuke tells he he intends to destroy the tailed beasts, which would require killing Naruto in order to eliminate the chakra of the tailed beasts within him, while also keeping the ones he trapped alive in order to end the Infinite Tsukuyomi. He orders Naruto to follow him, as he wants to take their fight elsewhere. As Sasuke turns to leave, Sakura makes a final plea to keep Sasuke from abandoning them again, only to to be silenced with a genjutsu in order to prevent her from interfering with their fight. Ignoring Kakashi's scolding, Sasuke led Naruto to the Valley of the End. Though Naruto tries to persuade Sasuke once more with Itachi's words, Sasuke rebuttals by preparing to tell Naruto what he means when he says the word "Hokage".

Naruto vs. Sasuke begins

Sasuke and Naruto begin their fight at the Valley of the End.

Sasuke explains Itachi's sacrifice to Naruto, stating that Itachi is the definition of a "true Hokage," despite the fact that his one mistake was allowing Sasuke to live so that he could learn the truth about his brother. Explaining his goal further, Sasuke tells Naruto that as he will become the Hokage, he will become darkness itself and take on all of the hatred of the world alone. By absorbing the hatred of the shinobi world himself, Sasuke will eliminate the darkness of the failed system, allowing it to shine once more. Naruto attempts to explain the error in Sasuke's ways once more, claiming that Sasuke does not know anything about his brother or what he believed in. However, Sasuke does not take Naruto's words into account, and states that Naruto's death will be the beginning of the new clean slate he is determined to inflict on the world. With nothing else left to say, Sasuke and Naruto clash, with enough force to begin cracking Hashirama's statue. Repelling against each other, Sasuke immediately fires a massive fireball at Naruto, who manages to deflect the attack by activating his Six Paths Sage Technique. Leaving Naruto little time to react, Sasuke shifts behind Naruto, activates his Chidori, and knocks Naruto into the water. As Naruto recovers, Sasuke activates his Susanoo and fires three arrows towards Naruto, though he manages to block Sasuke's attack by utilising three of his Truth-Seeking Ball, resulting in several small explosions. Sasuke activates his Perfect Susanoo and tries to slice down Naruto, only for his attack to be countered by one of Naruto's tails as he enters Tailed Beast Mode. The two titans' fists clash together, as memories of the past are shared between the two.

A new clash

Sasuke's Susanoo clashing with Naruto's Tailed Beast mode.

Taking a moment, Sasuke warns Naruto to pick up the pace if he doesn't want to die, while Naruto refuses to abandon Sasuke, despite their differences. While Naruto forms a Tailed Beast Ball, Sasuke applies the Chidori to his Perfect Susanoo. The two techniques clash, resulting in a massive explosion, as Naruto and Sasuke enter their inner subconscious once again. Sasuke tells Naruto that they are no longer children, and that despite their differing opinions, they should be able to understand each other at this point. While remembering Sasuke's words about two high class shinobi learning each other's feelings through their fists, Naruto tries once more to convince Sasuke to stop fighting, stating that his goal is pointless since the five shinobi villages have already united. However, Sasuke explains that they only united to defeat a common enemy; with their enemies defeated, Sasuke believes the world will become like it was before the war. Resolved to becoming the common threat for the sake of the shinobi world, Sasuke explains that he will find some way to gain immortality through the use of his immense power- stating that is what he means by becoming "Hokage." Returning to the real world, Sasuke and Naruto are knocked back as a result of the explosion of their colliding attacks.

Attack from behind

Sasuke's Susanoo fighting against Naruto's clones.

Pleased that Naruto is becoming serious, Sasuke summons the satellites encasing the tailed beasts and begins channeling their chakra into his Perfect Susanoo, as it changes into a more humanoid form, while stating he is quite possibly the strongest person in the world, which is later noted by Kurama, as he states that Sasuke is on the level of Hagoromo himself. While Naruto summons three shadow clones, Sasuke immediately attacks him from behind, knocking one of his clones into the earth. The two battle in the sky, as Naruto tries to attack Sasuke, but fails as Sasuke uses a lightning-based senbon to counter Naruto's technique, resulting in a massive explosion. Naruto combines his clones to form one powerful chakra avatar and throws two Rasenshuriken, while Sasuke fires a lighting-enhanced arrow, as the two attacks prepare to collide in the air. Sasuke and Naruto's attacks collide in the air, creating a massive explosion that devastates the land and destroys the heads of the Madara and Hashirama statues. Completely drained of chakra, the two fall to the earth and into the valley once more. Surprised that Naruto has survived the last encounter, Sasuke attempts to use Amaterasu to incinerate Naruto, but fails, as Naruto uses Kurama's chakra to protect himself from the damage.

Naruto & Sasuke final clash

Sasuke and Naruto's final clash.

As Sasuke begins to feel the effects of using too much chakra, Naruto takes the opportunity to create clones that attack Sasuke altogether, sending him into the air. Naruto plans to deliver a decisive blow, but Sasuke also manages to land a hit as well with his elbow. Sasuke summons shuriken to eliminate Naruto's clones and attacks what he believes is the real Naruto body with Chidori, only to be fooled with a clone as Naruto lands an attack. Sasuke tries to use his Chidori, but fails, as Naruto activates his Rasengan, only for him to trip and lose control of the technique. Seeing this opportunity, Sasuke kicks Naruto onto his back and begins punching Naruto repeatedly in the face, until Naruto finally manages to break free with a headbutt. As Naruto rises, the two engage in a long battle of taijutsu for an entire day. Upon nightfall, Sasuke and Naruto continue to fight with only their strong wills, as the two are both completely exhausted. Kurama gives Naruto more chakra to use for one final attack, but Sasuke manages to use his Rinnegan's Preta Path ability to absorb Naruto's chakra for his own. Activating the Chidori and his Sharingan once more, Sasuke prepares to end Naruto's life, stating that he will finally be alone once his one and only best friend is dead. Refusing to give up, however, Naruto struck back, sending Sasuke into the wall of the valley. Enraged at his persistence, Sasuke channeled the last of his chakra into a Kagutsuchi-infused Chidori and clashed with Naruto's Rasengan for one last time.