| (うちはシスイ, Uchiha Shisui)
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #201|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Mentioned)|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga and Game|
Shisui was noted to be one of the most talented members of the Uchiha clan. At some point in the past, he fought with Ao of Kirigakure who retained an acute memory of Shisui's chakra colour, and the Uchiha's ability to control others with his Mangekyō Sharingan's ability.
Shortly after joining the ANBU, Itachi began to act "oddly", and Shisui was instructed by the Konoha Military Police Force to keep tabs on him. 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. Itachi later told Sasuke that he did kill Shisui and forged the suicide note, all in order to awaken his own Mangekyō Sharingan. Shisui's corpse has in fact disappeared, as even Kabuto Yakushi noted that he was unable locate it.
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 about 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 the other one as well, Shisui entrusted the other to Itachi telling him to protect the village and the Uchiha name. 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. He would later erase his existence leaving no corpse behind.
Itachi was Shisui's best friend; in fact, Itachi thought of him as a brother. Shisui taught Itachi that "self-sacrifice… a nameless shinobi who protects peace from within its shadow…" was the true mark of a shinobi. 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.
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. With this in mind, he entrusted his left eye to Itachi and told him to protect the village. According to Itachi, he and Naruto Uzumaki held similar ideals and goals.
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.
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. He was also hailed as one of the most powerful genjutsu users of the clan. Another testament to his prowess is that Kabuto Yakushi wanted to reincarnate him for the war but failed to find sufficient DNA samples. 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.
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. 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.
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. Kabuto was also extremely thrilled when he learned that the remaining eye was within Itachi's crow. This genjutsu however, could only be used once a decade, unless the user had a way to augment the process such as with Hashirama Senju's cells, thereby drastically reducing the time required from ten years to only a few hours. 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.
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