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{{translation|'''Shisui Uchiha'''|うちはシスイ|Uchiha Shisui}} was a shinobi from [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Uchiha clan]] and was renowned as {{translation|"Shisui of the Body Flicker"|瞬身のシスイ|Shunshin no Shisui|engtv=Shisui the Teleporter}}.
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{{translation|'''Shisui Uchiha'''|うちはシスイ|Uchiha Shisui}}, renowned as {{translation|"'''Shisui of the Body Flicker'''"|瞬身のシスイ|Shunshin no Shisui|engtv=Shisui the Teleporter}}, was a [[shinobi]] from [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Uchiha clan]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members of the Uchiha clan.<ref name="chpt222p7">''Naruto'' chapter 222, page 7</ref> At some point in the past, he fought with [[Ao]] of [[Kirigakure]] who retained an acute memory of Shisui's chakra colour, as well as the Uchiha's ability to control others with his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]'s [[Kotoamatsukami|ability]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 459, pages 14-15</ref>
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Born into the Uchiha clan, Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members of the famed clan.<ref name="c222p7" /> At some point in the past, he fought with [[Ao]] of [[Kirigakure]] who retained an acute memory of Shisui's chakra colour, as well as the Uchiha's ability to control others with his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]'s [[Kotoamatsukami|ability]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 459, pages 14-15</ref>
   
Shisui was best friends with [[Itachi Uchiha]] who sortly after joining the [[ANBU]], began to act "''oddly''". Shisui was instructed by the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] to monitor Itachi because of this.<ref>Second Databook, pages 38-39</ref> Soon afterwards Shisui was found drowned in the [[Naka River]] with a suicide note stating that he was tired of carrying out the clan's duties. The police suspected that Itachi had murdered him and used his [[Sharingan]] to fake the suicide note, since Shisui was very devoted to the clan, and suicide would have been highly unusual and uncharacteristic of him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 222, pages 4-7</ref> Itachi later told [[Sasuke Uchiha]] that he did in fact kill Shisui and forge the suicide note, all in order to awaken his own [[Mangekyō Sharingan#Itachi Uchiha|Mangekyō Sharingan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 225, page 3</ref>
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[[File:Shisui tells to Hiruzen.png|thumb|left|Shisui tells the truth to Hiruzen.]]
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When Shisui's best friend, [[Itachi Uchiha]], began to act "''oddly''", Shisui was instructed by the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] to monitor Itachi because the younger Uchiha's position in [[Anbu]] was instrumental to the Uchiha's future status in Konoha.<ref>Second Databook, pages 38-39</ref> As the Uchiha continued to grow angrier and more violent from the distrust of the village due to the suspicion of their involvement from the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]], Shisui was perplexed that the clan would not deter from the coup d'état that they were planning and Shisui was greatly concerned with the consequences that would follow their actions. Shisui approached [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]] revealing the truth to the Third Hokage. Trusting Shisui, seeing as he is Kagami Uchiha's descendant, Hiruzen allowed the Uchiha to spy on his clan for the village. Ultimately, it was decided that Shisui would use his Kotoamatsukami on [[Fugaku Uchiha]] to subtly end the coup d'état plan. Later, as Shisui prepared to make his move, [[Danzō Shimura]], believing that simply manipulating the Uchiha's leader wouldn't end the conflict, chose to take Shisui's eyes for himself in the desire to protect the village in his own way. While Shisui effortlessly [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|subdued]] Danzō at first, the ruthless elder caught Shisui off guard by using the forbidden [[Izanagi]] with another Sharingan already in his possession to break free and steal Shisui's right eye. As Danzō and his men surrounded Shisui to take the left eye, Shisui managed to escape.<ref name="NS358">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 358</ref>
   
[[File:Shisui giving his eye.png|thumb|Shisui entrusting his remaining eye to Itachi.]]
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[[File:Shisui gives his eye.png|thumb|right|Shisui entrusting his remaining eye to Itachi.]]
However, Itachi would later reveal the truth behind the incident to his brother: Shisui was perplexed that the clan would not deter from the coup d'etat that they were planning and Shisui was greatly concerned with the consequences that would follow their actions. He told Itachi that he had tried to use [[Kotoamatsukami]] to stop them, but [[Danzō Shimura]] stole his right eye, adamant on protecting the village his own way. Fearing that Danzō would get his left eye as well, Shisui entrusted it to Itachi, telling him to protect both the village and the Uchiha name.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 590, pages 5-6</ref> In order to prevent conflict from arising over his eyes within the clan, Shisui made it appear as though he had crushed them before dying.<ref name="ch550p11">''Naruto'' chapter 550, page 11</ref> He would later erase his existence, leaving no corpse behind.<ref name="ch550p11"/><ref name="chpt520"/> It would appear that Shisui's corpse had in fact disappeared, as even [[Kabuto Yakushi]] noted that he was unable to locate it. Shisui was one of Kabuto's prime candidates to be [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]].<ref name="chpt520">''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 15</ref>
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Fearing that Danzō was right in Shisui's inability to stop the Uchiha's revolt and that the elder would continue to pursue his left eye as well, Shisui entrusted it to Itachi, telling him to protect both the village and the Uchiha name.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 590, pages 5-6</ref> In order to prevent conflict from arising over his eyes within the clan, Shisui wrote a suicide note and made it appear as though he had crushed his eyes when jumping off a cliff into the [[Naka River]] to kill himself.<ref name="ch550p11">''Naruto'' chapter 550, page 11</ref> He, at the same time, was able to erase his existence, leaving no corpse behind.<ref name="ch550p11" /><ref name="chpt520" /> In the anime, Shisui was also hoping to use his death to awaken Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan.
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Itachi was Shisui's best friend; in fact, Itachi thought of him as a brother.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 222, page 5</ref> Shisui taught Itachi that "''self-sacrifice… a nameless shinobi who protects peace from within its shadow…''" was the true mark of a shinobi.<ref name="ch550p10">''Naruto'' chapter 550, page 10</ref> Shisui was also very devoted to the clan, which is why the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] asked him to spy on Itachi. It is because of this devotion that the police did not believe he could have committed suicide.<ref name="chpt222p7"/>
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Itachi was Shisui's best friend; in fact, Itachi thought of him as a brother.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 222, page 5</ref> Shisui taught Itachi that "''self-sacrifice… a nameless shinobi who protects peace from within its shadow…''" was the true mark of a shinobi.<ref name="ch550p10">''Naruto'' chapter 550, page 10</ref> Shisui was also very devoted to the clan, which is why the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] asked him to spy on Itachi. It is because of this devotion that the police did not believe he could have committed suicide.<ref name="c222p7" />
   
Along with his clan, Shisui was greatly devoted to the protection of the village which he cared for deeply. He even went as far as to attempt to put his clan under a genjutsu in order to stop their coup d'etat which would lead to civil war.<ref name="ch590p5">''Naruto'' chapter 590, page 5</ref> With this in mind, he entrusted his left eye to Itachi and told him to protect the village.<ref name="ch590p6">''Naruto'' chapter 590, page 6</ref> According to Itachi, he and [[Naruto Uzumaki]] held similar ideals and goals.<ref name="ch550p11"/>
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Although Shisui was devoted to his clan, he was even more devoted to the well being of his village, a trait his own clan is apparently ignorant of. His devotion to his village was so strong that he never fell victim to the [[Curse of Hatred]] when awakening his Sharingan or even his Mangekyō Sharingan. He even went as far as to attempt to put his clan under a genjutsu in order to stop their coup d'état which would lead to civil war.<ref name="ch590p5">''Naruto'' chapter 590, page 5</ref> However, this failed when Danzō stole his right eye. Knowing Danzō's power hungry personality would eventually lead him to steal his left eye as well, he resolved to prevent Danzō from stealing it to prevent him from gaining too much power. With this in mind, he entrusted his left eye to Itachi and told him to protect the village and was able to die with a smile knowing the village would be in good hands despite all he had been through prior to his death.<ref name="ch590p6">''Naruto'' chapter 590, page 6</ref> Shisui even went as far as to erase his own existence to prevent his corpse from falling into the wrong hands, which inadvertently, prevented him from being reincarnated by Kabuto years later and being forced to fight his own village. According to Itachi, he and [[Naruto Uzumaki]] hold similar ideals and goals.<ref name="ch550p11" />
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Like Itachi, Shisui doesn't appear to enjoy killing people and prefers to use non-lethal methods whenever possible as shown in his using a genjutsu to scare off Ao's squad when it was stated he could have killed his entire squad with ease. Shisui also used a genjutsu on Danzō, which would disappear shortly, instead of killing him when the latter tried to steal his eyes.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Shisui had short, unkempt, dark-coloured hair and a relatively broad nose and well-defined eyelashes, that were turned upwards at each end. In the anime however, these lines are broken instead of whole. He wore the standard attire of the Uchiha clan which includes a high-collared, dark-coloured outfit along with a [[tantō]] strapped to the right side of the back of his shoulder. He also wore what appeared to be a harness for his tantō which ran across his chest and fastened over both his shoulders.
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[[File:Shisui-Full.png|thumb|150px|Shisui Uchiha.]]
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Bearing stark resemblance to his ancestor [[Kagami Uchiha]], Shisui also had short, unkempt, dark-coloured hair and a relatively broad nose and well-defined eyelashes, that were turned upwards at each end. In the anime however, these lines are broken instead of whole. He wore the standard attire of the Uchiha clan which includes a high-collared, dark-coloured outfit along with a [[tantō]] strapped to the right side of the back of his shoulder. He also wore what appeared to be a harness for his tantō which ran across his chest and fastened over both his shoulders. During his time in the regular forces, Shisui donned the standard Konoha-nin uniform.
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members of his battle-excelling clan. He had earned the nickname of "Shisui of the Body Flicker", possibly implying that he had great mastery of the [[Body Flicker Technique]].<ref name="chpt222p7"/> He was also hailed as one of the most powerful genjutsu users of the clan.<ref name="ch550p10"/> Another testament to his prowess is that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] wanted to [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] him for the [[Fourth Shinobi World War|war]] but failed to find sufficient DNA samples.<ref name="chpt520"/> He also displayed a high level of pain tolerance, as he didn't flinch from ripping out his own left eye to give to Itachi.<ref name="ch590p6"/>
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[[File:Shisui_the_teleporter_anime.PNG|thumb|left|Shisui using the Body Flicker Technique.]]
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Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members of the Uchiha clan. He had earned the nickname of "'''Shisui of the Body Flicker'''" as he had great mastery of the [[Body Flicker Technique]].<ref name="c222p7" /> Shisui would often make practical uses of the Body Flicker Technique to fade out of sight, leaving no trace of either his presence or his destination. He often made use of this to signal private meetings with Itachi whenever he was with company.<ref name="NS358" /> His abilities also made him a captain of his own squad. Likewise, an entire squad of Kiri-nin quickly chose to flee upon learning of his presence.<ref name="NS358" /> A further testament to his prowess is that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] wanted to [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] him for the [[Fourth Shinobi World War|war]] but failed to find sufficient DNA samples.<ref name="chpt520" /> He also displayed a high level of pain tolerance, as he didn't flinch from having either of his eyes ripped out.<ref name="NS358" /><ref name="ch590p6" /> He wielded a tantō which he was presumably adept at using.<ref name="ch590p6" />
   
=== Sharingan ===
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=== Nature Transformation ===
Like many members of his clan, Shisui was a wielder of the [[Sharingan]]. Alongside his friend Itachi, he was praised for his mastery and sheer power in its use.<ref name="chpt222p7"/>
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As it is traditional to the Uchiha Clan, Shisui was an adept user of [[Fire Release]] techniques, specifically the rite of passage [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|Great Fireball Technique]]. Shisui's usage of the technique required the efforts of many Anbu-level [[Water Release]] users to counterbalance it.<ref name="NS358" />
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=== Dōjutsu ===
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==== Sharingan ====
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Like many members of his clan, Shisui was a wielder of the [[Sharingan]]. His skill and mastery of the Sharingan rivalled that of Itachi's and both were highly praised for their sheer power in it.<ref name="c222p7" /> Using it, he gains access to the dōjutsu's generic abilities such as seeing chakra, predicting movements, and placing a victim under paralysis genjutsu with just a single glance. Hailed as the most powerful genjutsu user of the clan,<ref name="ch550p10" /> his [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu prowess]] were powerful enough to even trap other powerful users of the Sharingan, like Danzō, forcing the latter to resort to using [[Izanagi]].<ref name="NS358" /> Shisui was also able to trap multiple individuals in his genjutsu from great distances away.<ref name="NS358" />
   
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
[[File:Shisui Mangekyo.jpg|thumb|left|Shisui's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Mangekyō Sharingan Shisui.svg|thumb|Shisui's Mangekyō Sharingan's design.]]<!--The depiction with the crow is incorrect in the design; do not change the image -->
Shisui was one of the few members in the clan's history that was able to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. It granted him access to powerful [[genjutsu]] techniques, the strongest of which was a unique genjutsu noted to be of the highest calibre: [[Kotoamatsukami]].<ref name="ch550p10"/> This technique allowed him to enter a person's mind and manipulate them by giving them false experiences, making it seem as if they were doing things on their own free will; the victim wouldn't even notice they were being manipulated.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 459, page 15</ref>
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Shisui was one of the few members in the clan's history that was able to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. Its design is a four-point pinwheel and granted him access to powerful [[genjutsu]] techniques, the strongest of which was a unique genjutsu noted to be of the highest calibre, [[Kotoamatsukami]].<ref name="ch550p10" /> This technique allowed him to enter a person's mind and manipulate them by giving them false experiences, making it seem as if they were doing things on their own free will; the victim wouldn't even notice they were being manipulated.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 459, page 15</ref>
   
This ability was apparently so unique and powerful, that Tobi wanted it for himself and was angry that Danzō managed to destroy it before he died.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 482, page 13</ref> Kabuto was also extremely thrilled when he learned that the remaining eye was within Itachi's crow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 550, page 13</ref> This genjutsu however, could only be used once a decade,<ref name="ch552p11">''Naruto'' chapter 552, page 11</ref> unless the user had a way to augment the process such as with [[Hashirama Senju]]'s [[Wood Release|cells]], thereby drastically reducing the time required from ten years to only a few hours.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 461, page 10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 5</ref> Shisui's eyes were also seen as something of a treasure even within his own clan, as before his death he had to ensure that it looked like he had destroyed them before he had died, fearing it would end in conflict otherwise.<ref name="ch550p11"/>
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This ability was so unique and powerful, that even [[Obito]] wanted it for himself and was angry that Danzō managed to destroy the eye before he died.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 482, page 13</ref> Kabuto was also extremely thrilled when he learned that the remaining eye was within Itachi's crow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 550, page 13</ref> Shisui's eyes were also seen as something of a treasure even within his own clan, as before his death he had to ensure that it looked like he had destroyed them before he had died, fearing it would end in conflict otherwise.<ref name="ch550p11" />
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In the anime, Shisui's Mangekyō Sharingan also had the ability to manifest [[Susanoo]]. It was green in colour, and Shisui was able to manifest it in its complete form. It also wielded a drill-like lance.<ref>''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'' OVA</ref>
   
 
== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
Throughout his lifetime and even after he influenced Itachi greatly as a friend, teaching him self-sacrifice and telling him that a true shinobi was one who protected the village from within its own shadow. This possibly influenced Itachi in his [[Uchiha Clan Massacre|future actions]] and inevitably contributed to the staving off of a possible civil war within the village and a world war.<ref name="ch590p5"/> Even years after his demise, Shisui's powers and actions marked the world. Both his Sharingan have been used by Danzō and Itachi to protect Konoha in their own ways. Both of his eyes have now been destroyed however; Danzō crushed his right eye at his last moments, and Itachi used [[Amaterasu]] to destroy his left eye after the genjutsu was used to free Itachi from [[Kabuto Yakushi]]'s control. Itachi also stated that above all else, Shisui wanted someone to inherit his will, something that Itachi sees inside of Naruto.<ref name="ch552p11"/> Part of Shisui's last request to his best friend included telling Itachi to protect the village.<ref name="ch590p6"/> During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Itachi was able to do just that using Shisui's Mangekyō Sharingan ability: [[Kotoamatsukami]] to rewrite the control that his summoner had over him and fight on the side of the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]. He was also able to confront the Impure World Reincarnation user and stop the technique altogether. Another part of this request was to protect the Uchiha name which Itachi had also tried to do, as he tried his utmost to never let Sasuke know the truth behind his actions, wanting his brother to seek him out and kill him in order to restore honour to the clan. He even went as far as to ensure that, on the off chance that [[Obito Uchiha|"Madara"]] knew the truth, he would never be able to tell it to Sasuke. Itachi also showed shock upon learning that Naruto and others knew the truth behind the massacre and instructed the young shinobi to never tell another soul about it, not wanting the true motives behind his clan's demise to be known.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 549, pages 6-9</ref>
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[[File:Kotoamatsukami.png|thumb|left|Shisui's left eye implanted in a crow.]]
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Throughout his lifetime and even in death, Shisui influenced Itachi greatly as a friend in teaching him self-sacrifice and how a true shinobi must protect his village from within its own shadow. This possibly influenced Itachi in his [[Uchiha Clan Massacre|future actions]] to the staving off of a possible civil war within the village that may have escalated into a world war.<ref name="ch590p5" /> Shisui's effort to erase his very corpse was successful as even [[Kabuto Yakushi]] noted that he was unable to locate it in an effort to [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] Uchiha for the [[Fourth Great Shinobi War]].<ref name="chpt520">''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 15</ref> Despite leaving a note, claiming that he was tired of carrying out the clan's duties, the police suspected that Itachi had murdered him and used his [[Sharingan]] to forge the suicide note, since suicide was very unlikely for someone of Shisui's character.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 222, pages 4-7</ref> Using Shisui's death to his advantage, Itachi later told [[Sasuke Uchiha]] that he did kill Shisui to awaken his [[Mangekyō Sharingan#Itachi Uchiha|Mangekyō Sharingan]] and forged the suicide note, all in an effort to motivate Sasuke to kill him as repentance for his crimes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 225, page 3</ref>
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Even years after his demise, Shisui's powers and actions left their mark on the world. While Danzō used the eye he stole for his questionable agendas to maintain their village, Itachi kept Shisui's other eye to honour his friend's final request to protect the village and their clan's good name.<ref name="ch590p6" /> Inserting the eye in the body of a crow, Itachi made final arrangements to implant the bird in Naruto's body as a countermeasure against Sasuke if he learned the truth behind the Uchiha clan's demise and attempted to destroy Konoha.
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However, due to the immense power that Shisui's eyes held, they were eventually destroyed to prevent them from falling into enemy hands: Danzō destroying his eye in his final moments to keep [[Tobi]] from acquiring it, and a reincarnated Itachi, after Kotoamatsukami was used on him, [[Amaterasu|incinerated]] the crow. But Itachi also stated that above all else, Shisui wanted someone to inherit his will and ideals, believing Naruto to be that someone.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 552, page 11</ref>
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== Video Games ==
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[[File:Shisui Susanoo.jpg|thumb|Shisui's Susanoo.]]
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True to his moniker, Shisui's moves rely mostly on sheer speed attacks. He is also shown using Fire Release [[Chakra flow|through]] his tantō and kunai for more potent and [[Uchiha Style: Halo Dance|longer ranged attacks]]. His team attack is a unified Fire Release followed by a blazing speed assault with Itachi.
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In addition, exclusively for the release of this game, Shisui is able to use a green-coloured [[Susanoo]]. It wields a drill-like lance that can used in said fashion and also in unison with Shisui's Fire Release to create a vortex of flames. It is also able to unleash a barrage of energy needles. This was designed by [[Masashi Kishimoto]] himself.
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* Shisui's name has two interpretable meanings. Combining the words {{translation|Shi|死|Death}} and {{translation|Sui|水|Water}}, Shisui would mean "''death water''", which is a reference to his death by drowning. {{Translation|"Shisui"|止水}} alone means "''still water''" or "''stagnant water''".
 
* Shisui's name has two interpretable meanings. Combining the words {{translation|Shi|死|Death}} and {{translation|Sui|水|Water}}, Shisui would mean "''death water''", which is a reference to his death by drowning. {{Translation|"Shisui"|止水}} alone means "''still water''" or "''stagnant water''".
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* While it was said that Shisui is [[Kagami Uchiha]]'s {{Translation|"descendant"|子孫|shison}}, their exact relationship is unknown.
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
* (To [[Itachi]]) "''…You're my best friend and the only one I can count on… Protect the village… and the Uchiha name.''"<ref name="ch590p6"/>
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* (To [[Itachi]]) "''…You're my best friend and the only one I can count on… Protect the village… and the Uchiha name.''"<ref name="ch590p6" />
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Shisui Uchiha

(うちはシスイ, Uchiha Shisui)

  • Shisui of the Body Flicker (瞬身のシスイ, Shunshin no Shisui; English TV "Shisui the Teleporter")[1]
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Manga Chapter #459
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #201
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
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  • Part II: 180 cm1.8 m
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Shisui Uchiha (うちはシスイ, Uchiha Shisui), renowned as "Shisui of the Body Flicker" (瞬身のシスイ, Shunshin no Shisui; English TV "Shisui the Teleporter"), was a shinobi from Konohagakure's Uchiha clan.

Background Edit

Born into the Uchiha clan, Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members of the famed clan.[1] At some point in the past, he fought with Ao of Kirigakure who retained an acute memory of Shisui's chakra colour, as well as the Uchiha's ability to control others with his Mangekyō Sharingan's ability.[2]

Shisui tells to Hiruzen

Shisui tells the truth to Hiruzen.

When Shisui's best friend, Itachi Uchiha, began to act "oddly", Shisui was instructed by the Konoha Military Police Force to monitor Itachi because the younger Uchiha's position in Anbu was instrumental to the Uchiha's future status in Konoha.[3] As the Uchiha continued to grow angrier and more violent from the distrust of the village due to the suspicion of their involvement from the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha, Shisui was perplexed that the clan would not deter from the coup d'état that they were planning and Shisui was greatly concerned with the consequences that would follow their actions. Shisui approached Hiruzen Sarutobi revealing the truth to the Third Hokage. Trusting Shisui, seeing as he is Kagami Uchiha's descendant, Hiruzen allowed the Uchiha to spy on his clan for the village. Ultimately, it was decided that Shisui would use his Kotoamatsukami on Fugaku Uchiha to subtly end the coup d'état plan. Later, as Shisui prepared to make his move, Danzō Shimura, believing that simply manipulating the Uchiha's leader wouldn't end the conflict, chose to take Shisui's eyes for himself in the desire to protect the village in his own way. While Shisui effortlessly subdued Danzō at first, the ruthless elder caught Shisui off guard by using the forbidden Izanagi with another Sharingan already in his possession to break free and steal Shisui's right eye. As Danzō and his men surrounded Shisui to take the left eye, Shisui managed to escape.[4]

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Shisui entrusting his remaining eye to Itachi.

Fearing that Danzō was right in Shisui's inability to stop the Uchiha's revolt and that the elder would continue to pursue his left eye as well, Shisui entrusted it to Itachi, telling him to protect both the village and the Uchiha name.[5] In order to prevent conflict from arising over his eyes within the clan, Shisui wrote a suicide note and made it appear as though he had crushed his eyes when jumping off a cliff into the Naka River to kill himself.[6] He, at the same time, was able to erase his existence, leaving no corpse behind.[6][7] In the anime, Shisui was also hoping to use his death to awaken Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Personality Edit

Itachi was Shisui's best friend; in fact, Itachi thought of him as a brother.[8] Shisui taught Itachi that "self-sacrifice… a nameless shinobi who protects peace from within its shadow…" was the true mark of a shinobi.[9] Shisui was also very devoted to the clan, which is why the Konoha Military Police Force asked him to spy on Itachi. It is because of this devotion that the police did not believe he could have committed suicide.[1]

Although Shisui was devoted to his clan, he was even more devoted to the well being of his village, a trait his own clan is apparently ignorant of. His devotion to his village was so strong that he never fell victim to the Curse of Hatred when awakening his Sharingan or even his Mangekyō Sharingan. He even went as far as to attempt to put his clan under a genjutsu in order to stop their coup d'état which would lead to civil war.[10] However, this failed when Danzō stole his right eye. Knowing Danzō's power hungry personality would eventually lead him to steal his left eye as well, he resolved to prevent Danzō from stealing it to prevent him from gaining too much power. With this in mind, he entrusted his left eye to Itachi and told him to protect the village and was able to die with a smile knowing the village would be in good hands despite all he had been through prior to his death.[11] Shisui even went as far as to erase his own existence to prevent his corpse from falling into the wrong hands, which inadvertently, prevented him from being reincarnated by Kabuto years later and being forced to fight his own village. According to Itachi, he and Naruto Uzumaki hold similar ideals and goals.[6]

Like Itachi, Shisui doesn't appear to enjoy killing people and prefers to use non-lethal methods whenever possible as shown in his using a genjutsu to scare off Ao's squad when it was stated he could have killed his entire squad with ease. Shisui also used a genjutsu on Danzō, which would disappear shortly, instead of killing him when the latter tried to steal his eyes.

Appearance Edit

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Shisui Uchiha.

Bearing stark resemblance to his ancestor Kagami Uchiha, Shisui also had short, unkempt, dark-coloured hair and a relatively broad nose and well-defined eyelashes, that were turned upwards at each end. In the anime however, these lines are broken instead of whole. He wore the standard attire of the Uchiha clan which includes a high-collared, dark-coloured outfit along with a tantō strapped to the right side of the back of his shoulder. He also wore what appeared to be a harness for his tantō which ran across his chest and fastened over both his shoulders. During his time in the regular forces, Shisui donned the standard Konoha-nin uniform.

Abilities Edit

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Shisui using the Body Flicker Technique.

Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members of the Uchiha clan. He had earned the nickname of "Shisui of the Body Flicker" as he had great mastery of the Body Flicker Technique.[1] Shisui would often make practical uses of the Body Flicker Technique to fade out of sight, leaving no trace of either his presence or his destination. He often made use of this to signal private meetings with Itachi whenever he was with company.[4] His abilities also made him a captain of his own squad. Likewise, an entire squad of Kiri-nin quickly chose to flee upon learning of his presence.[4] A further testament to his prowess is that Kabuto Yakushi wanted to reincarnate him for the war but failed to find sufficient DNA samples.[7] He also displayed a high level of pain tolerance, as he didn't flinch from having either of his eyes ripped out.[4][11] He wielded a tantō which he was presumably adept at using.[11]

Nature Transformation Edit

As it is traditional to the Uchiha Clan, Shisui was an adept user of Fire Release techniques, specifically the rite of passage Great Fireball Technique. Shisui's usage of the technique required the efforts of many Anbu-level Water Release users to counterbalance it.[4]

Dōjutsu Edit

Sharingan Edit

Like many members of his clan, Shisui was a wielder of the Sharingan. His skill and mastery of the Sharingan rivalled that of Itachi's and both were highly praised for their sheer power in it.[1] Using it, he gains access to the dōjutsu's generic abilities such as seeing chakra, predicting movements, and placing a victim under paralysis genjutsu with just a single glance. Hailed as the most powerful genjutsu user of the clan,[9] his genjutsu prowess were powerful enough to even trap other powerful users of the Sharingan, like Danzō, forcing the latter to resort to using Izanagi.[4] Shisui was also able to trap multiple individuals in his genjutsu from great distances away.[4]

Mangekyō Sharingan Edit

Mangekyō Sharingan Shisui

Shisui's Mangekyō Sharingan's design.

Shisui was one of the few members in the clan's history that was able to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan. Its design is a four-point pinwheel and granted him access to powerful genjutsu techniques, the strongest of which was a unique genjutsu noted to be of the highest calibre, Kotoamatsukami.[9] This technique allowed him to enter a person's mind and manipulate them by giving them false experiences, making it seem as if they were doing things on their own free will; the victim wouldn't even notice they were being manipulated.[12]

This ability was so unique and powerful, that even Obito wanted it for himself and was angry that Danzō managed to destroy the eye before he died.[13] Kabuto was also extremely thrilled when he learned that the remaining eye was within Itachi's crow.[14] Shisui's eyes were also seen as something of a treasure even within his own clan, as before his death he had to ensure that it looked like he had destroyed them before he had died, fearing it would end in conflict otherwise.[6]

In the anime, Shisui's Mangekyō Sharingan also had the ability to manifest Susanoo. It was green in colour, and Shisui was able to manifest it in its complete form. It also wielded a drill-like lance.[15]

Legacy Edit

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Shisui's left eye implanted in a crow.

Throughout his lifetime and even in death, Shisui influenced Itachi greatly as a friend in teaching him self-sacrifice and how a true shinobi must protect his village from within its own shadow. This possibly influenced Itachi in his future actions to the staving off of a possible civil war within the village that may have escalated into a world war.[10] Shisui's effort to erase his very corpse was successful as even Kabuto Yakushi noted that he was unable to locate it in an effort to reincarnate Uchiha for the Fourth Great Shinobi War.[7] Despite leaving a note, claiming that he was tired of carrying out the clan's duties, the police suspected that Itachi had murdered him and used his Sharingan to forge the suicide note, since suicide was very unlikely for someone of Shisui's character.[16] Using Shisui's death to his advantage, Itachi later told Sasuke Uchiha that he did kill Shisui to awaken his Mangekyō Sharingan and forged the suicide note, all in an effort to motivate Sasuke to kill him as repentance for his crimes.[17]

Even years after his demise, Shisui's powers and actions left their mark on the world. While Danzō used the eye he stole for his questionable agendas to maintain their village, Itachi kept Shisui's other eye to honour his friend's final request to protect the village and their clan's good name.[11] Inserting the eye in the body of a crow, Itachi made final arrangements to implant the bird in Naruto's body as a countermeasure against Sasuke if he learned the truth behind the Uchiha clan's demise and attempted to destroy Konoha.

However, due to the immense power that Shisui's eyes held, they were eventually destroyed to prevent them from falling into enemy hands: Danzō destroying his eye in his final moments to keep Tobi from acquiring it, and a reincarnated Itachi, after Kotoamatsukami was used on him, incinerated the crow. But Itachi also stated that above all else, Shisui wanted someone to inherit his will and ideals, believing Naruto to be that someone.[18]

Video Games Edit

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

Game name Japanese release English release
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 11 September 2014 16 September 2014
Shisui Susanoo

Shisui's Susanoo.

True to his moniker, Shisui's moves rely mostly on sheer speed attacks. He is also shown using Fire Release through his tantō and kunai for more potent and longer ranged attacks. His team attack is a unified Fire Release followed by a blazing speed assault with Itachi.

In addition, exclusively for the release of this game, Shisui is able to use a green-coloured Susanoo. It wields a drill-like lance that can used in said fashion and also in unison with Shisui's Fire Release to create a vortex of flames. It is also able to unleash a barrage of energy needles. This was designed by Masashi Kishimoto himself.

Trivia Edit

  • Shisui's name has two interpretable meanings. Combining the words Shi (死, Death) and Sui (水, Water), Shisui would mean "death water", which is a reference to his death by drowning. "Shisui" (止水) alone means "still water" or "stagnant water".
  • While it was said that Shisui is Kagami Uchiha's "descendant" (子孫, shison), their exact relationship is unknown.

Quotes Edit

  • (To Itachi) "…You're my best friend and the only one I can count on… Protect the village… and the Uchiha name."[11]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Naruto chapter 222, page 7
  2. Naruto chapter 459, pages 14-15
  3. Second Databook, pages 38-39
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Naruto: Shippūden episode 358
  5. Naruto chapter 590, pages 5-6
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Naruto chapter 550, page 11
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Naruto chapter 520, page 15
  8. Naruto chapter 222, page 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Naruto chapter 550, page 10
  10. 10.0 10.1 Naruto chapter 590, page 5
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Naruto chapter 590, page 6
  12. Naruto chapter 459, page 15
  13. Naruto chapter 482, page 13
  14. Naruto chapter 550, page 13
  15. Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution OVA
  16. Naruto chapter 222, pages 4-7
  17. Naruto chapter 225, page 3
  18. Naruto chapter 552, page 11

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