Madara is considered by many notable individuals to be one of the most gifted shinobi in history and the most powerful shinobi that the Uchiha clan has ever produced, whose's name was so terrified that Tobi use of it was enough the drag the entire world to war. Even as a young child and by his battle-adept clan's standards, Madara was recognised as very skilled prodigy as he managed to kill several older, more experienced, and powerful shinobi of the Senju clan; and had not even awakened his Sharingan yet. By the Fourth Shinobi World War, his power was so great he wiped out the Fourth Division of the Allied Forces and required the combined efforts of the Five Kage to counter, and they were still defeated despite Madara imposing multiple restrictions on himself.
Madara was a skilled taijutsu fighter since childhood, possessing great physical strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, with his overall skill in this area matching that of his rival, Hashirama. In his adulthood, he is capable of easily disarming a weapon-wielding shinobi, before the latter could react and repel another shinobi twice his size with a single spinning back kick, onto an oncoming group of shinobi, knocking them all off their feet. He also demonstrates considerable dexterity and coordination, able to constantly rotate his position to strike from all angles. He also managed to defend himself from other highly skilled and powerful taijutsu fighters such as Tsunade and A without the use of his Susanoo. Madara shows considerable pain tolerance, able to take a sword impaling his arm, even losing the arm completely, without flinching.
Madara is well-versed in a variety of ninjutsu styles. He is an adept sensor type shinobi, having shown keen awareness to his surroundings since a child. His sensing abilities are great enough to compensate for blindness, able to detect a person's movements and determine Sasuke's as a fellow Uchiha and that he had the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. Has both great knowledge and skill with shurikenjutsu, kenjutsu, bukijutsu, fūinjutsu and barrier ninjutsu, having taught such skills to Obito. With his barrier skills, he can flow chakra through his gunbai, producing a large barrier that is strong enough to block Obito's giant stakes thrown by Naruto in his Tailed Beast Mode. His proficiency with the Summoning Technique allows him to summon a being as powerful as Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. He is able to merge with and hide within the environment. He is able to effectively combined various techniques to increase the scale and quantity of his attacks.
As an Uchiha, Madara had a natural affinity to Fire Release. He could use many stables of techniques, such as the [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|Great Fireball Technique] and the Great Fire Annihilation Technique. The latter he could use to such a degree that it took the combined efforts of several shinobi to counter. For defensive use of fire, Madara could expel chakra-infused ash, covering a wide area, that can both burn anyone coming in contact and work as a smokescreen. In the anime, Madara is also shown using Wind Release through his trademark gunbai to create powerful gusts of wind capable of repelling an entire platoon of shinobi with a single swing.
Madara was knowledgable of Yin-Yang Release, making use of his clan kinjutsu Izanagi. Madara used Yin-Yang Release to grow Zetsu and his clones when applied to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path and Hashirama cells. As Zetsu was created through his abilities Madara can exert his will through the cells giving him control of anything using Zetsu cells in their body. Madra used this materialisation to create Black Zetsu; his will giving its own personality in half of Zetsu whom Madara told Obito to consider a much weaker version of himself. When using chakra receivers he can imbue his will into other people limiting their movements.
After his confrontation with Hashirama Senju at the Valley of the End, Madara acquired some of his cells, which eventually granted him the Wood Release. After acquiring this kekkei genkai, he could numerous massive trees or wood or clones that matched his individual strength to overwhelm opponents. Madara can also use Hashirama's Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique, which was capable of binding Nine-Tails during his final battle against the Senju leader. By using Hashirama's cells, he could produce roots form his body that grants him limited control over tailed beasts, though depending on the power of the beast this is not a definite means of control.
Madara first awakened his Sharingan as a child, after rejecting his friendship to Hashirama Senju. His control of it allows Madara to keep his Sharingan activated for extended periods of time, with minimal drain on his chakra levels. Using it, he gains access to the dōjutsu's generic abilities of copying techniques he witnesses, seeing and differentiating chakra, predicting movements, and placing a victim under genjutsu with just a single glance, the last of which leading those who had faced him to advise others to not look directly at his eyes. The perceptive abilities of Madara's Sharingan were also considerable as he is the only one who could discern Hashirama from one of his wood clones.
With his Sharingan, Madara is able to control the tailed beasts and can afterwards summon the said beast as he did with Kurama. However, if the target beast is sealing inside a jinchūriki, Madara is rendered unable to summon the beast. He is also capable of using one of his clan's most powerful and forbidden techniques, Izanagi.
Madara, alongside his brother Izuna, was the first Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan. His Mangekyō form appeared as three enlarged tomoe with circles at their tops overlapping each other at the bottoms and encircling the pupil. Much later after awakening it, with Madara's own eyesight deteriorating, and Izuna mortally wounded, the latter left Madara his eyes, which then led to Madara obtaining the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of Madara's and Izuna's; consisting of Madara's as the basis with Izuna's thick straight lines evenly spaced and stretching outward. Madara considered this a final gift from his brother to ensure the protection of their clan. According to Madara, a Mangekyō Sharingan with "Straight Tomoe" (直巴, Choku Tomoe) grants the user an even higher capability of reading and predicting his opponents movements as well as fluidly act accordingly to it. Madara has extensive knowledge of all Mangekyō Sharingan's powers and dōjutsu techniques derived it.
Madara has at his disposal Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu; the latter of which he can somehow repel even after being engulfed with by an opponent, and Susanoo. His Susanoo's defensive capabilities are greater than any seen user, even in just its ribcage, having withstood Naruto Uzumaki's Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan to the Ten-Tails' Tenpenchii. It can produce and wield two undulating blades, which when used by Susanoo's final form, are durable enough to withstand the impact of a caught and redirected Tailed Beast Ball at close range from Hashirama Senju's wood golem. Its offensive capabilities are seen further when it sliced up all the nearby mountains. Uniquely, it appears to be capable of contributing towards some of Madara's techniques, as it is seen forming hand seals together with him during battle. Madara is also able to use the Yasaka Magatama.
Madara's Susanoo's final form grows further into an enormous construct with its mouth obscured and a body similar to its full body form. The outer armour, which only remotely resembles the usual tengu with armour, and the trademark pillbox hat-like adornment on the forehead is split down the middle from the beak downwards where the normal Susanoo underneath is revealed. Along this armour, which seems much more fluid than the other known Susanoo's, are holes at the end. In its stabilised form, the Susanoo dons an outer armour and a samurai outfit. It also has four arms, two plated ones which hold a pair of katana in sheaths, the other pair of which wields them. According to Madara, this final Susanoo is his full power, which is also comparable to that of a tailed beast. Madara has also displayed the ability to manipulate the size and shape of his Susanoo, shaping it as an armour to clad Kurama increasing its offensive and defensive capablities. to a degree that only Hashirama's Top Transformed Buddha and the Tailed Beast Ball are strong enough to pierce and destroy the defence of Madara's final Susanoo. Susanoo the one dōjutsu Madara could use without eyes.
Several years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara awakened the Rinnegan in his elder years. Due to its nature as a heightened form of his own dōjutsu, Madara possesses the ability to switch back and forth between his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan and his Rinnegan at will. With the Rinnegan, Madara gains access to a series of abilities the eye possess, such as the ability to see chakra, the potential to master all forms of nature transformation, and the ability to summon and control the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.
As a user of the Rinnegan, Madara can also access the powers of the Six Paths Technique, first displaying use of the Preta Path, with which he is able to absorb chakra-based ninjutsu, regardless of their power or complexity. With the Outer Path, Madara has revealed that he too is capable of performing the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique. When combining Outer Path with the Demonic Statue, he is able to create chakra chains that can restrain and suppress the power of its targets, including the tailed beasts. Also, like the other users of the Outer Path, he also has the ability to manifest chakra receivers. He can also use his Rinnegan to generate an invisible force powerful enough to knock down all nine tailed beasts.
Madara also displayed the unique ability to combine power of his Rinnegan with that of his Susanoo, pulling massive meteorites towards the battlefield from the atmosphere above. Even if the first meteorite was slowed down and stopped, he can immediately draw the second one in to strike the first, ensuring their collision. Using this technique just a single time, Madara devastated most of the Fourth Division.
After his battle with Hashirama, Madara obtained a sample of the First Hokage's DNA, which he infused onto himself, considerably augmenting Madara's physical parameters, along with other related benefits such as regenerative powers, able to heal injuries without forming hand seals. In the event he should lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he can immediately replace the said body part with the special material that make up the Zetsu clones as he replaced his severed arm with one from a Zetsu clone. When reincarnated, Kabuto modified Madara's body even further. As a result, Madara returned beyond his physical and combat prime, restoring his youth and health while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age such as the Wood Release and the Rinnegan. Upon witnessing Madara's inconceivable new might and abilities, a shocked Gaara wondered if Madara had the power of a god. Regardless of his new might, Madara still believes that Hashirama is the only person who is capable of stopping him.
Despite his various improvements and new abilities compared to decades ago, Madara was unable to access the full potential of his enhanced body while a reincarnation. When Hashirama sealed Madara in his corpse vessel with the Sage Art: Gate of the Great God, it wasn't until after he was truly resurrecting himself as a living being that his new-found strength could break free while simultaneously repelling Sai's Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet. While his physical form and health remained rejuvenated after being revived, a drawback to it was that without his reincarnated state reflecting his former self, he no longer has eyes as he transplanted his actual ones prior to his death, rendering Madara blind, until he retrieved at least his right one with the help of a Zetsu clone.
In addition to his prowess in the three main skills of combat, Madara has shown himself a very versatile man with masterful proficiency in numerous other skills. He also displayed the ability to perform a series of well-coordinated attacks with his former student and partner, Obito Uchiha. Madara has proven himself a highly capable teacher, having personally trained Obito into a highly powerful shinobi and taught the younger Uchiha much of his skills and knowledge to the point people believed Obito was the legendary Uchiha.
Madara is very adept in research and experimenting. Through his years of working with Hashirama's cells, Madara was able to cultivate a mindless clone flower large enough for the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to sit atop which would later serve as the basis to create thousands of Zetsu clones and artificial body parts from it. Using this vegetation, he was able to attach tendrils from it to his back which allowed him absorb chakra from the Statue, creating a makeshift life support system to keep himself alive and extend his lifespan.
He also had considerable medical skills. He was able to remove his own eyes and transplant them to Nagato without the latter noticing and also replace at least one of his lost eyes. He also used the artificial bodies created by the living clone of Hashirama to replace the destroyed portions of Obito Uchiha's body, as well as treat the young Uchiha's extensive wounds. Even without his Rinnegan, he can manipulate chakra receivers embedded in a target to completely immobilise them. In addition, he is still capable of absorbing chakra, even able to passively absorb Hashirama's accumulated natural energy chakra to access Sage Mode through his replica face of the Senju on Madara's chest. Likewise, Madara has advanced knowledge and understanding of senjutsu, able to perfectly access the enhanced form without adverse affects. His stolen senjutsu chakra had enhanced his endurance, able to take a barrage of blows from the nine tailed beasts and quickly return to his feet.
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