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I told you that I'll never let my friends die… that's also something that I wanted to convince myself of… There are many friends I was unable to protect so far… That's why every time I swear that I'll protect them… but then I still happen to face the truth of when I'm not able to do it… You have to take that 'wound' with you forever… That's why we're the one to endure… We are Ninja. I will never forget.
~ Kakashi to Naruto.
I'm just a piece of trash… but there are things I learned. The hole in your heart is something other people can fill. If you reject your friends' feelings and this world… just because something didn't go as you wished, no one will ever come to you. And so that hole won't be filled either, if you just run away without doing anything people won't do anything for you either… As long as you don't give up, you can still be saved!
~ Kakashi to Obito.
In the ninja world, those who break the rules are trash, that's true, but those who abandon their comrades are worse than trash.
~ Kakashi to his students.
Sorry I'm late!
~ Kakashi to his students.
Thank you, Obito.
~ Kakashi's farewell for Obito

Kakashi Hatake is a major character of the Naruto franchise and the leader of Team 7 later known as Team Kakashi. He later returns as one of the main supporting characters in the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime/manga series. He is a Jonin who has lived a long while and has gained lots of experience with Jutsus and combat. He is one of the strongest shinobi in the Hidden Leaf Village and can use a wide variety of Jutsu. Such Jutsus that he has are Lightning Blade, Kamui, Fire Style Jutsu which he gains due to his Sharingan and many others. He is the biggest fan of Jiraiya's "Icha Icha" novel. After Kaguya's defeat, the Fifth Hokage Tsunade retired and Kakashi succeeded her as the Sixth Hokage before Naruto.

He is voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue in the Japanese version of the series, as well as in Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. He is voiced by Dave Wittenberg in the English version of the series and by Kyle Hebert in the English version of Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. Young Kakashi is voiced by Mutsumi Tamura in Japanese, and by Dave Wittenburg in English.


Since his childhood, Kakashi was very independent and self-confident, at times even appearing arrogant and condescending. Despite that, Kakashi was very perceptive and intuitive, quickly realising the situation for what it was. After his father's death, Kakashi became more stern, aloof and cold toward others, following all the rules to the letter, chastising any who disobeyed them and being willing to abandon his comrades to finish missions. However, he came to regret this attitude after Obito lectured him on how comradery was more important than any mission and Obito's apparent death came to make Kakashi name his Chidori as a technique capable of protecting friends. The death of Rin at his own hands left Kakashi even more scarred, suffering from PTSD, having nightmares about her death, growing depressed over any mention of her, and being unable to use Chidori as it was the technique he killed her with. Over time, Kakashi comes to accept that Rin chose to die, so his guilt instead became more about his broken promise to Obito to keep Rin safe.

This fact causes Obito's apparent death to weigh more heavily on him, compounding the regret he feels about what his personality was even hours before Obito seemingly died. Kakashi feels that, had he cared about teamwork and friendship in the same way that Obito did, Obito's "death" might have been avoided. Thinking it would ease his pain, Minato convinced Kakashi to join the Anbu. During his time in the Anbu however, Kakashi gained a reputation for his cold-bloodedness. This, however, brought him no solace and only served to add to his growing darkness as Kakashi continued to murder many in cold blood to lash out, which did no good for him. The death of Minato, effectively leaving him the apparent sole survivor of his old team, served to further Kakashi's grief and darkness, feeling that he failed all of his teammates. ultimately he became bad enough that Hiruzen made him retire.

As an adult and now a Jonin, Kakashi became committed to teamwork and always places teammates' well-being above the mission's: he believes goals can be accomplished more effectively together, asking for help when he needs it, providing help when it is requested of him, and praising allies when they deserve it. An abuse of one's teammates is the only thing that can makes Kakashi cast aside his normally stoic demeanour, causing him to attack without mercy or his usual sense of sportsmanship. He expects his prospective students to demonstrate this same devotion to teamwork, which none until Team 7 were able to do; despite the high failure rate, the Third Hokage agrees with Kakashi's choice to require it.

He seems to have found some peace with himself, typically having a relaxed and almost bored attitude, not prone to getting too worked up about anything or by anyone, and remaining cheerful mostly, and even being habitually tardy, showing up when it suits him, using excuses that convince nobody and later leaving for equally poor reasons. However, he was still far from having completely healed from the deaths of Obito, Rin, and Minato, as he spends hours visiting Rin Nohara's grave or the Memorial Stone where Obito Uchiha's name is engraved. He tells them about his life, recent events in Konoha, and others they knew, but mostly he shares his regrets that they cannot be with him or that their deaths were his fault. In fact, the very reason why he is so late is because of his inability to move on, as he has spent most of his time on their graves. Likewise, Kakashi can still show the same apathy as he did during his youth and show a solitary and matter-of-fact person, often speaking bluntly about sensitive topics, though he has matured in that he has no problems interacting with his teammates and is willing to help them.

Despite his increasingly growing reputation and prowess as a ninja, Kakashi has shown no signs of arrogance, and is rather modest about his abilities. He is also shown to be capable of being serious.

As Kakashi finally finds the team he could guide that adhered to his philosophies, he becomes fond and deeply caring of all Team 7's members, almost like a father to them: What was once scorn at Naruto for his behavior became full acceptance of his quirks and acknowledgment of his potential to become Hokage and he starts training Naruto himself, which led to Naruto acquiring one of his most powerful techniques. He did everything he could to save Sasuke from his darkness and blamed himself deeply for Sasuke's criminal acts and his team's growing rift over it throughout Part II. He also knew Sakura's feelings for Sasuke, which only added to his grief and guilt as he had said everything would be fine so casually only for it to end up so wrong, and attempted to fight Sasuke for her so she would not suffer more. He holds out hope that Sasuke will correct his behaviour, and for his patience he is able to see Team 7 reunified when Part II ends.

Might Guy has considered Kakashi his rival ever since they first met in the Academy. Despite his father's warning that Guy might someday prove stronger than him, Kakashi didn't think much of Guy at the time. Guy took this as a challenge and began striving to earn Kakashi's approval so as to show that his perseverance could be just as good as Kakashi's natural genius. When Guy would suggest contests to test how their abilities compared, Kakashi would respond with indifference, only fuelling Guy's desire to defeat his "cool, hip, and trendy" personality. At the start of Part I, Kakashi's score is 50 wins and 49 losses, though even when Guy takes the lead the score difference remains the same; considering that their competitions range from eating contests to Rock, Paper, Scissors, the score isn't truly representative of anything. Kakashi eventually comes to consider Guy one of his closest and most reliable friends, and by the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War he acknowledges that Guy has surpassed him.

When Kakashi realizes that Tobi is Obito and that his murder of Rin lead Obito to the dark path he took, he was devastated and guilt-ridden, attempting to reason with and not fighting back at all against his former friend. He took full responsibility for his actions from the beginning but before he could give up, seeing Naruto as the true Obito made Kakashi determined to protect Naruto to the point of killing Obito, though he hesitated many times and did his best to reason with Obito, even being nearly brought to tears by Obito forcing him to reminisce his murder of Rin. As Obito finally redeemed himself and died, Kakashi, while devastated that Obito was truly dead, found solace in the fact that he died the same way that he did the first time he was believed dead: A hero. This finally allowed Kakashi to find solace and peace. In the following years during his role as Hokage, Kakashi continued to dutifully work to progress the village. At the same time, he still believes that even in times of peace, no one should become a ninja without appreciating the importance of it.

When he first meets his students on Team 7, Kakashi claims to have many hobbies, none of which he chooses to share at the time. He is known to be an avid fan of the Icha Icha series of novels; he always has one of the books with him and regularly reads it, even while talking to others. Naruto Uzumaki identifies Icha Icha as one of Kakashi's few weaknesses, which he is able to take advantage of during a bell test by threatening to spoil the ending of the newest book in the series, forcing Kakashi to shut his eyes and ears and thereby leave himself vulnerable. Although most people he knows are aware of how much he likes Icha Icha, Kakashi is seemingly uncomfortable sharing the books with others, to the point of growing embarrassed by the presumably adult content when he is forced to read passages aloud.


  • Kakashi and Rin: Kakashi was at first cold around Rin despite noticing her feelings for him and was even willing to let her be captured. However, he eventually came around and helped Obito save her. Kakashi and Rin developed a strong bond since then as Kakashi had vowed to protect Rin. Rin only ever loved Kakashi and despite deeply caring for Obito, had never returned his feelings. It was never made clear if Kakashi loved her in return or if they had a romantic relationship. Ultimately, any potential romance between them ended when Kakashi was forced by Rin herself to kill her in order to save Konoha from the wrath of the Three Tails that had been sealed inside her. Regardless of his feeling towards Rin, Kakashi was utterly devastated by Rin's death and would never recover from the fact that he had killed her with his own hands, which in it's early stages was so deep that he developed PTSD, suffering many nightmares of her death, with one of them consisting of the impaled Rin whispering Kakashi's name before angrily yelling it, which awoke Kakashi and left him extremely terrified and guilt-ridden. Since Rin's death, Kakashi would regularly visit her grave to clean her tombstone and leave her flowers, even sharing top-secret intel with her such as Naruto Uzumaki's birth, unaware that Obito was in hiding. Rin's death affected Kakashi more than any other death of the people dear to him since Rin had loved Kakashi and had also used him to kill her with his own hands. Even in adulthood, Kakashi remained haunted and tormented with guilt over failing to protect Rin, still suffering nightmares of her death, as lesser as it had became, and when on the verge of death himself during Pain's assault on Konoha, Kakashi lamented on how he failed to protect Rin and said he was going to see her alongside the rest of their team. When her death was brought up by Obito, who shoved into Kakashi's face how he failed to protect Rin, the reminder of his murder of Rin lead to Kakashi suffering a breakdown, briefly not even attempting to resist as Obito brutalized him and made it clear how he resented him for Rin's death, and Obito forcibly reminding Kakashi of the truth, even with Kakashi having steeled himself, lead to Kakashi being driven nearly to tears.
  • Kakashi and Minato: Kakashi highly respected Minato as his teacher and for his incredible power and skill. After the virtual annihilation of Team Minato, with only Kakashi and Minato surviving, Minato, seeing the darkness in Kakashi, opted to assign him to Anbu so he could cope with his sadness and guilt. Minato's death further added to Kakashi's depression and he was so distraught and angered by Minato's death that Danzo was able to manipulate him into turning against Hiruzen by using Minato's death to drive him.


Kakashi using one of his several unique ninjutsu skills.

A match for seemingly any opponent, it was noted by Tsunade that Kakashi is easily one of Konoha's strongest ninja. Kakashi's extensive and varied skill-set allow him to effectively fight or provide invaluable support against opponents of any level. He is also hailed as a natural genius since early childhood because of his intelligence and natural aptitude, Kakashi was even noted by his sensei Minato to be astonishingly advanced when just recently graduating from the Academy. His capacities were further evident by his meteoric rise through the ninja ranks; entering the Academy on his first try and graduating in a year at top of his class at age 5, becoming a chūnin at age 6, as well as jōnin and Anbu while still a child. He also gained his Anbu rank and became a captain younger than all before him, still holding high status and strong connections in the organisation despite leaving. Naruto notes that much of Kakashi's battle prowess and skills is greater than his friends who showed exceptional might in their own specific skills. His various accomplishments have earned him much renown, and praise by his fellow Konoha ninja and he holds a position of great influence amongst them. Most enemies grow afraid or excited at the idea of fighting him, and because of his prowess he earned appreciation from various powerful ninja. He is frequently given responsibility for important tasks, such as watching Naruto in case the seal of the Nine-Tails begins to fail as well as being considered an ideal and one of the most suitable candidates for the position of Hokage by many.

He could pressure powerful missing-nin in Akatsuki and the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and later several "Version 2" state jinchūriki. Itachi Uchiha noted that fighting Kakashi alone was dangerous with a high chance of injuries. Pain, the most powerful member of Akatsuki, saw Kakashi as a major threat after witnessing his performance, feeling that Kakashi needed to be eradicated to allow his plans to progress. This was later validated in the Fourth Shinobi World War where he defeated several famous reincarnated shinobi and fight on par against the adult Obito Uchiha, whose tutelage under Madara Uchiha gained him comparable prowess to the legendary Uchiha. He could even handle himself against the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path in addition to the Ten-Tails itself.


Kakashi is very adept in taijutsu. In the anime, as a child, he was skilled enough to hold his own against his sensei, Minato Namikaze, in his bell test, managing to touch one of the bells while engaging the more experienced shinobi unarmed, and with assistance from his team, actually snatch one. As an adult, his skills improved considerably. Even when greatly outnumbered by hundreds of enemies, he is easily able to defeat them, using well-coordinated attack patterns to handle the multiple enemy strikes. Kakashi is also able to fight on par with Might Guy, a rival and taijutsu master, ever since childhood. Likewise, from his various challenges against and mission with Guy, Kakashi has copied and developed considerable skill in his friend's fighting style of Strong Fist and several of its techniques, enough to train others in its usage. He is also noted to have impressive speed; being able to intercept an opponent even from a distance as seen during the very start of the bell test. His speed allow him to effectively catch his opponents off-guard to quickly strike them down and easily evade attacks. Even against highly experience assassins, Kakashi can silently sneak-up on them, making him prime to strike. His speed increased considerably in Part II; before the timeskip he had difficulty keeping up with Itachi Uchiha, but he outmaneuvered him after the timeskip. Kakashi has also shown remarkable reflexes, able to instantly react and manoeuvre out of surreal danger. Likewise, his hand seal prowess has also been noted as being very great, able to perform them at highly difficult speeds to follow.

He is also able to open at least one of the Eight Gates, a feat that very few shinobi are able to achieve. In the anime, he can also utilize advanced techniques derived from it while showing no signs of fatigue afterwards. His raw strength is also noticeably high, to clash with the likes of enemies like Zabuza, who possesses great physical strength himself, simultaneously throw Naruto and Sasuke a large distance, and in Part II easily wield the Kubikiribōchō with a single hand despite its considerable weight. He's shown a rather impressive level of durability and endurance, able to survive Nagato's building busting Shinra Tensei with minimum damage and continue fighting afterwards.


Kakashi subduing Sakura with genjutsu.

While used less often, he has also shown proficient skill in genjutsu, which he can use as a set-up for stronger attacks. His skill in its usage is able to easily deceive most opponents with well-timed diversions, giving his opponents little chance to counter. During the bell test for Team 7, Kakashi was able to use low-level techniques to easily subdue a keen-minded and natural genjutsu-type like Sakura. Against most high-level techniques, he has advanced knowledge of their working, and is able to dispel genjutsu as well. He was also able to battle an adult Obito in a genjutsu duel to a standstill.


Kakashi using Rasengan.

Kakashi primarily relies on his mastery of ninjutsu, possessing both great skill and otherwise knowledge of which he has gained a vast arsenal due in part to his Sharingan; being noted to have copied over a thousand techniques, the number has continually been growing through his many battles. With this arsenal, he can attack or defend in numerous manners. He can immediately discern what type of technique he has encountered the nature behind it. While a student under Minato Namikaze, Kakashi among other things learned how to use the Rasengan. He also demonstrated noticeable skill since childhood in advanced techniques like the Shadow Clone Technique.

Nature Transformation

Kakashi using Lightning Cutter.

Kakashi is proficient in several nature transformations. He has a natural affinity for Lightning Release, which he mastered before even becoming a jōnin. It became so advanced that it is an attribute enemy ninja identify him by. His prowess with Water Release can match specialists like Zabuza Momochi and perform techniques without a nearby water source. His Earth Release prowess is able to move fast and unnoticed underground or produce large and intricate earthen walls rather quickly. In the anime, he has also shown considerable skill in Fire Release, able to produce a massive fireball able to cause much damage to the area. In addition, he is at least knowledgeable enough to train others in Wind Release.

When Kakashi learned to use the Rasengan, he attempted to infuse it with lightning-chakra as it was intended to be combined with element chakra, but ultimately failed. However, he used the same theoretical principle to create the Chidori, which he later refined into the far stronger Lightning Cutter which got it's name as Kakashi had once cut a bolt of lightning. He can also enlist the aid of a shadow clone, to create a lightning chain to increase his attack range and even cut through a jinchūriki's chakra arms in a "Version 2" state. He can also create a lightning-infused clone, and hound via his manipulation of lightning chakra. After recieve some Six Paths Chakra, it allowed him to make a stronger version of Lightning Cutter.


Kakashi wielding the Kubikiribōchō.

Kakashi is a highly-skilled user in a large variety of weapons such as bows and arrows, kusarigama, chains, wire strings and others. Since early childhood, Kakashi had highly proficient skill in kenjutsu, able to wield his father's signature tantō effectively enough to be mistaken for Sakumo. He also has considerable skill in shurikenjutsu able to pin down an opponent with a quick barrage of kunai. Likewise at close-range, he could battle off skilled melee-fighters such as Zabuza and Hidan, armed with their respective unique weapons, with a single kunai. Due to his Anbu background, Kakashi's sword skill was especially improved. His sword-skills are also very adaptable, even able to effectively use the Kubikiribōchō, a blade of unique shape with noticeable size and weight, to defeat kenjutsu specialists like the Seven Mist Swordsmen. He can also enhance his physical tools, channeling lightning-nature chakra through them, gaining enough power to pierce clean through large rocks.

Summoning Technique

Kakashi's ninken.

Kakashi is also able to summon a pack of ninja hounds of various breeds. Much like his combat skills, Kakashi's use of these summons is highly versatile, ranging from attacking and restraining his opponents. He can combine his Summoning Technique and his Earth Release skills to have his hounds burrow and erupt from the ground in order to help subdue his enemies. Aside from offensive purposes, Kakashi's pack is also highly skilled in tracking down targets, and often used to deliver messages.



Kakashi's Sharingan.

Kakashi's most distinguishing ability was the Sharingan in his left eye-socket that was given to him by Obito Uchiha. Since the eye got transplanted into him, Kakashi's ability to copy nearly any technique used against him gave him the moniker Copy Ninja Kakashi (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi) while utilising many of the Sharingan abilities including genjutsu, seeing through deception, and predicting his opponent's next move. This eye also gave Kakashi a heightened visual perception to his surroundings, enabling him to perfect his Chidori and its later version, the Lightning Cutter. While fighting Obito, a potent genjutsu user, Kakashi was able to go toe to toe with his enemy in an illusionary fight until he himself asked that genjutsu fighting be abandoned due to the constant stalemates of it.

When he first received the Sharingan it had only two tomoe. Some time after this, the traumatic loss of his dear friend Rin caused Kakashi's Sharingan to fully mature. However, because he is not an Uchiha, Kakashi was unable to deactivate this dōjutsu and was forced to keep it covered when not needed as it consumed a much greater reserves of chakra than an Uchiha, which forced him into extensive periods of bed rest if overused. Because of this, Kakashi only relied on it when he felt it was an absolute necessity. In Part I, he could only handle using it for a short while in battle before suffering somewhat crippling effects and severe fatigue. In Part II, he was seen using it for seemingly a day while testing Naruto and Sakura without any adverse effects. Regardless, he was very skilled in its usage, having been chosen to help both Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha to help in their development of this dōjutsu, having his greater proficiency to most true Sharingan wielders acknowledged by various prominent Uchiha.

In order to gain access to the other dimension, Madara stole Kakashi's Sharingan, thus stripping Kakashi of all of its powers.

Mangekyō Sharingan

Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan.

Kakashi awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan after unintentionally killing Rin Nohara, though seemed unaware of its awakening until years later. Its design is three stretched triangles evenly spaced around the pupil that each curve at the top around the eye to form a circle, making it similar to a pinwheel. With it he can perform Kamui: a technique that creates a space-time barrier in the form of a swirling void that sucks any target he focuses his eye on to another dimension and also bring them back; even transporting them to a new location. Originally, Kakashi lacked proper control to accurately hit his target. His skill and aim later improved greatly, able to successfully warp small, fast-moving, or multiple targets in rapid succession as seen against Pain, and Sasuke respectively. He used the technique during the Fourth Shinobi World War. Even Obito, who mastered his variation of Kamui, openly acknowledged Kakashi's great skill with the technique. While battling Obito, Kakashi attempted to use Kamui to behead the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path: an object of significant size and mass, failing only because of Obito's intervention. His finesse allows him to safely warp chakra-based techniques, like the Rasengan or shadow clones without disrupting them, at such speed that Obito himself was fooled into believing Kakashi dispelled the technique instead. While originally demonstrating only long-range use, Kakashi is also able to use Kamui at a short-range. With this new proficiency, by targeting himself, Kakashi can teleport himself at will, able to precisely choose his destination for an attack.

Kamui's chakra requirements are considerably high, such that initially he had to be hospitalized for a week after using it three times in one day. By his battle against Obito, his mastery of this technique improved further, able to use it at least five times, three of which in quick succession (along with multiple other chakra-taxing techniques) and still had enough strength left to act. Afterwards, though tired, he remarked that he retained enough chakra to use the technique a few more times, and only after the fourth use did he start experiencing the immediate side effects, which he soon recovered somewhat from. At the same time, repeated use of Kamui strains Kakashi's Sharingan, ultimately causing it to bleed and temporarily blur his sight, requiring him to get closer for better aim. He is also knowledgeable of other Mangekyō Sharingan techniques as well as the risks the dōjutsu poses to the user's eyesight.

After Madara Uchiha stole Kakashi's Sharingan in order to gain access to the other dimension, Naruto restored his original eye, thus Kakashi no longer possesses the Mangekyō Sharingan nor the Kamui technique. After being shortly inhabited by the the spirt of Obito Uchiha, it temporarily allowed him used Obito's Mangekyō Sharingan again. Having both of the Mangekyō Sharingan in both of his eyes it allowed him to use Kamui, he could use Kamui either at long range or short range and it's variants. It allowed him to make his body intagible making attacks phase through him. He also combined the ability of Kamui with his Lightning Cutter creating the Kamui Lightning Cutter, allowing Kakashi to bypass all defences while eliminating any possible changes of being countered while attacking. Having a daul Mangekyō also allowed Kakashi to manifest the Susanoo at its "Complete Body" form, with he could use for flight, defend others, and have the intangibility of Kamui extended to it. The Susanoo also manifest swords or shuriken that can aid him in battle, the Susanoo could also produce a Kamui Shuriken that could warp away whatever it cuts. In addition, Kakashi recieved some Six Paths Charka, which allowed him to use Obito's Mangekyō Sharingan's abilities for repeated and extended uses without any effect on his health or eyesight. After Obito's sprit left his body, Kakashi lost the ability to use the Sharingan and it's abilities.


Repeatedly, Kakashi has proven himself to be a very shrewd and resourceful man, regularly having his opinion asked for by Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage. Even at a young age, Kakashi had enough experience on the battlefield to detect a hiding enemy's presence, impressing his sensei, Minato, and in the anime deceive Orochimaru, greatly injuring the Sannin in the process. Kakashi has even been noted to be smarter than Shikamaru Nara, a ninja well-known for his insightful, and calculating nature. His instincts also allow him to calmly effectively perceive and react to any incoming danger. Yamato notes that Kakashi has his way with words and can be a persuasive speaker, though his arguments are more of a logical nature than of emotional one like those of Naruto Uzumaki. He is also very capable in deception, regularly using his opponents' own tactics against them. He is also good at discerning the emotional nature of people and determining the source of their emotions as demonstrated in his thoughts about Obito. Kakashi's intellect has proven itself against various S-rank ninja, including members of Akatsuki, showing undeniable perceptive and analytical skills, able to quickly and single-handedly deduce the workings of the most mysterious enemy techniques and near instantly plot successful diversions in order to verify his theories (most of the time proving them correct). He is aided, in this regard, by his calm personality, which allows him to handle a given situation with some detachment.

His long career as a jōnin, and formerly as an Anbu, have only expanded his knowledge, allowing him to handle virtually any situation. For these reasons Kakashi has been assigned to a variety of teams — always as the leader — and he is always able to work well with his team-mates. Chōza Akimichi attributes Kakashi's success to his approach to battles: he avoids direct combat by using misdirection and clones until he can determine the opponent's skills, at which point he modifies his tactics to fit the situation. Kakashi has also shown repeatedly to be a highly capable teacher. He has come up with various unorthodox methods to help his students produce impressive leaps in their abilities in weeks what would normally take months if not years of intense training.


Originally, Kakashi's primary weakness was his average reserves of chakra and stamina. He could only maintain his Sharingan for a short time, quickly tiring out from overusing it and ultimately collapsing if used too long, followed by great difficulty to even stand for days. He also stated he could only use his signature technique, Lightning Cutter, four times in a single day before it wouldn't work. To somewhat compensate for this, Kakashi possesses very refined chakra control, allowing him to use multiple techniques quickly with the minimum necessary chakra and to their highest level. Kakashi's control also allows him to perform various techniques, usually lightning-based, with few to no hand seals.

Over the course of the series, his reserves improved considerably to extend his timespan and versatility to fight multiple high-level opponents. By Part II, he can maintain his Sharingan for an entire day and utilize several chakra-taxing techniques in quick succession unfazed, including his Lightning Cutter at least six times. His chakra reserves development is best seen with his Mangekyō Sharingan technique, Kamui. Originally, a single use tired him greatly. Using it more than twice in a single day would leave him crippled for over a week. By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, he was able to fight throughout an entire day right before going to fight against Tobi and his Six Paths of Pain which comprised of reincarnated jinchūriki. Once arriving, he was able to use Kamui several times in quick succession before finally collapsing as his eye started bleeding. Shortly afterwards, he recovered enough to stand up on his own and soon leapt back into action, using Kamui yet again, along with several other chakra-taxing techniques.

Lightning Release: Purple Electricity/Purple Lightning

After losing the Sharingan he couldn't use Lightning Cutter safely. Kakasi created this jutsu as a replacement. Purple Lightning also used similairity to the Chidori/Lightning Cutter and it's also showned similarties to the Chidori Current.

Other Skills

A man who epitomizes versatility, Kakashi's expertise is not limited to the three major ninja skill sets; he is renowned for his tracking abilities and has otherwise displayed proficiency with trap-making, medical, survival, escapism, stealth, subterfuge, and assassination. Kakashi is also noted to have a better sense of smell than Kiba Inuzuka did in Part I, a noteworthy member of a clan with canine-like senses. Even without sight, Kakashi is still a highly formidable fighter, able to use his other senses and knowledge of his surroundings, allies, and enemies to perceive the situation and overwhelm his opponents. Kakashi has also developed considerable prowess in fūinjutsu, something that Orochimaru found impressive given Kakashi's age.

Kakashi is also a master of disguise. He occasionally disguises himself as a reporter name Sukea to secretly spy on genin and students to learn about them or pull pranks on them. The disguise involves a wig, contacts, face markings to hide his scar and an altered voice.


  • His Japanese voice actor, Kazuhiko Inoue, is best known voicing as Madara from Natsume's Book of Friends and Hatori Sohma from Fruits Basket.
  • His English voice actor, Dave Wittenberg, is best known voicing as Henry Wong from Digimon Tamers and Subaru Sumeragi from X.
  • His spin-off voice actor, Kyle Hebert is best known for voicing teen/adult Gohan in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, Greymon and his digivolution from Digimon Adventure tri., Greymon, Dorulumon, Ballistamon from Digimon Fusion, Kazuichi Soda from Danganronpa and Ryuji Suguro from Blue Exorcist.
  • He share the same second voice actor (Kyle Hebert) with Kiba Inuzuka and Gaara in the spin-off Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals.
  • Due to wearing a mask, there is much leniency in dubbing Kakashi in other languages since there's no lip syncing required. This can make his dialogue in other languages more likely to be starkly different.
  • Kakashi is a player seen in New York in the video game Jump Force.
  • Obito had a great impact on Kakashi's personality, as Kakashi made his words "those who abandon their friends are worse than scum" the doctrine he always tried to impart on genin.
  • Kakashi humorously has One Thousand Years of Death as a normal attack move in the Ultimate Ninja game PS2 game series.
  • Kakashi is the first known character to have an implanted Sharingan eye.

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Mewsette | Jaune Tom | Robespierre | Bilbo Baggins | Gandalf | Thorin Oakenshield | Bard the Bowman | Elrond | Thranduil | Sméagol | Fíli and Kíli | Dwalin | Balin | Óin | Glóin | Dori | Nori | Ori | Bifur | Bofur | Bombur | Frodo Baggins | Samwise Gamgee | Aragorn | Meriadoc Brandybuck | Peregrin Took | Éowyn | Théoden | Batman (DCAU) | Thumbelina | Prince Cornelius | Jacquimo | Li'l Bee, Gnatty, & Baby Bug | Mother | Hero | Stanley | Gus | Rosie | Michael Jordan | Stan Podolak | Bugs Bunny | Lola Bunny | Daffy Duck | Danny Cat | Sawyer Cat | Kayley | Garrett | Devon and Cornwall | Ayden | Lady Juliana | Sir Lionel | Bladebeak | Stan Marsh | Kyle Broflovski | Eric Cartman | Kenny McCormick | Iron Giant | Hogarth Hughes | Annie Hughes | Dean McCoppin | General Rogard | Wakko Warner | Osmosis Jones | Leah Estrogen | Drix | Frank DeTorre | D.J. Drake | Kate Houghton | Damian Drake | Mother | Dusty Tails | Hero Boy | Hero Girl | Conductor | Billy the Lonely Boy | Know-It-All | Hobo | Smokey and Steamer | Victor Van Dort | Emily | Scraps | Lucas Nickle | Zoc | Hova | Queen Ant | Wasps | Robin (Original) | Starfire (Original) | Raven (Original) | Cyborg (Original) | Beast Boy (Original) | Mumble | Gloria | Ramón | Nestor | Raul | Lombardo | Rinaldo | Memphis | Norma Jean | Leonardo | Raphael | Donatello | Michelangelo | Splinter | April O'Neil | Casey Jones | Max Winters | Soren | Gylfie | Digger | Twilight | Eglantine | Noctus | Marella | Ezylryb | Carmen | Lovelace | Emmet Brickowski | Wyldstyle | Vitruvius | Batman (Lego) | UniKitty | Benny | Metalbeard | Good Cop | President Business | Finn | The Man Upstairs | Mordecai | Rigby | Benson Dunwoody | Pops Maellard | Skips | Muscle Man | Hi Five Ghost | Junior | Tulip | Diamond Destiny | Alfred Pennyworth | Robin | Batgirl | Lloyd Garmadon | Kai | Jay Walker | Nya | Cole | Zane | Master Wu | Misako | Robin | Beast Boy | Cyborg | Starfire | Raven | Migo | Meechee | Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi | Sweet Mayhem | Scorpion | Liu Kang | Raiden | Johnny Cage | Sonya Blade | Kitana | Jax Briggs | Reptile | Nitara | Scooby-Doo (2020) | Shaggy Rogers (2020) | Fred Jones (2020) | Daphne Blake (2020) | Velma Dinkley (2020) | Blue Falcon (2020) | Dynomutt (2020) | Captain Caveman (2020) | Dee Dee Skyes (2020) | Kung Lao | Kurtis Stryker | Jade | Cyrax | Smoke | Li Mei | LeBron James | Dom James | Courage the Cowardly Dog | Muriel Bagge

Live-Action Films
Dorothy Gale | Toto | Scarecrow | Tin Woodman | Cowardly Lion | Wizard of Oz | Glinda the Good Witch of the North | The Munchkins | Aunt Em | Sam Spade | Miles Archer | Effie Perine | Rick Blaine | Victor Laszlo | Ilsa Lund | Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady 1964) | Harry Callahan | Superman (Christopher Reeve Series) | Danny Torrance | Dick Hallorann | Wendy Torrance | Rick Deckard | Gizmo | Billy Peltzer | Kate Beringer | Mr. Wing | Supergirl (Donnerverse) | The Goonies (Mikey, Brand, Chunk, Mouth, Data, Andy & Stef) | Sloth Fratelli | Marion Cobretti | Seymour Krelborn | Audrey | Adam Maitland | Barbara Maitland | Lydia Deetz | Batman | Vicki Vale | Alfred Pennyworth | Harvey Dent | Forster | Luke Eveshim | Helga Eveshim | Robin Hood | Will Scarlet | Azeem | Friar Tuck | Dr. Richard Kimble | Sara Crewe | Robin | Dr. Chase Meridian | Michael Jordan | Stan Podolak | Bugs Bunny | Lola Bunny | Daffy Duck | President James Dale | General Decker | Byron Williams | Barbara Land | Tom Jones | Taffy Dale | Billy Glenn Norris | Richie Norris | Grandma Norris | Cedric and Neville Williams | Batgirl | Neo | Morpheus | Trinity | Carter Blake | Susan McCallister | Russell Franklin | Janice Higgins | Tom Scoggins | Jim Whitlock | Sherman "Preacher" Dudley | Paul Edgecomb | John Coffey | Brutus "Brutal" Howell | Eduard Delacroix | Mr. Jingles | Lou | Butch | Ivy | Sam | Peek | Osmosis Jones | Leah Estrogen | Drix | Frank DeTorre | Harry Potter | Ron Weasley | Hermione Granger | Sheldon Mopes | Rainbow Randolph | Scooby-Doo | Shaggy Rogers | Fred Jones | Daphne Blake | Velma Dinkley | Mary Jane | Emile Mondavarious | Chris McCormick | Sheriff Sam Parker | D.J. Drake | Kate Houghton | Damian Drake | Mother | Dusty Tails | Patrick Wisely | Jeremiah Wickles | Xan | Duma | Ripkuna | Peter | Kristin | Rip's Family | Charlie Bucket | Willy Wonka | Joe Bucket | Oompa Loompas | Mr. Bucket | Mrs. Bucket | Charlie's Grandparents | Candyman | V | Evey Hammond | King Leonidas | Maxwell Smart | Max | Wild Things (Carol, K.W., Douglas, Ira, Judith, Alexander & The Bull) | Diggs | Catherine | Seamus | Yogi Bear | Boo-Boo Bear | Ranger Smith | Rachel Johnson | Frog-Mouthed Turtle | Ranger Jones | Babydoll | Sweet Pea | Rocket | Blondie | Amber | Barnabas Collins | Victoria Winters | Elizabeth Collins Stoddard | Carolyn Stoddard | David Collins | Josette du Pres | Willie Loomis | Bilbo Baggins | Gandalf | Thorin Oakenshield | Fíli | Kíli | Dwalin | Balin | Óin | Glóin | Dori | Nori | Ori | Bifur | Bofur | Bombur | Radagast | Elrond | Galadriel | Sméagol | Gwaihir | Frodo Baggins | Raleigh Becket | Stacker Pentecost | Mako Mori | Bard the Bowman | Beorn | Legolas | Tauriel | Thranduil | Godzilla | Ford Brody | Ishiro Serizawa | Vivienne Graham | William Stenz | Joseph Brody | Sandra Brody | Elle Brody | Joseph Cooper | Amelia Brand | Dáin Ironfoot | Napoleon Solo | Illya Kuryakin | Gaby Teller | Alexander Waverly | Tarzan | Jane Porter | George Washington Williams | Akut | Kala | Kerchak | King Kong | James Conrad | Mason Weaver | Hank Marlow | William Randa | Houston Brooks | San Lin | The Losers Club (Bill Denbrough, Ben Hanscom, Beverly Marsh, Eddie Kaspbrak, Mike Hanlon, Richie Tozier & Stan Uris) | K | Lara Croft | Richard Croft | Lu Ren | Parzival | Art3mis | Curator | Anorak | Daito | Aech | Sho | Davis Okoye | Dr. Kate Caldwell | George | Agent Harvey Russell | Jonas Taylor | Suyin Zhang | Dr. Minway Zhang | Meiying Zhang | Jaxx | Mac | DJ | Lori Taylor | Dr. Heller | Toshi | The Wall | Mowgli | Bagheera | Baloo | Kaa | Akela | Bhoot | Nisha | Vihaan | Gray Brother | Colonel Hathi | Detective Pikachu | Tim Goodman | Lucy Stevens | Mothra | Rodan | Mark Russell | Madison Russell | Emma Russell | Sam Coleman | Ilene Chen | Rick Stanton | Behemoth | Scylla | Methuselah | Queen MUTO | Harley Williams | Beth Williams | Austin Williams | Snorky | Paige | Zoe | Parker | Abra Stone | Billy Freeman | Roger | Gwen | Old Ed | Duke | Tom Cat | Jerry Mouse | Kayla Forester | Spike Bulldog | Toodles Galore | Ilene Andrews | Nathan Lind | Jia | Josh Valentine | Bernie Hayes | Cole Young | Sonya Blade | Jax Briggs | Liu Kang | Kung Lao | Raiden | Scorpion | LeBron James | Dom James

Video Games
Talion | Celebrimbor | Batman (Telltale) | Lucius Fox (Telltale) | James Gordon (Telltale) | Renee Montoya (Telltale) | Peter Grogan | Catwoman (Telltale) | John Doe | Alfred Pennyworth (Telltale) | Iman Avesta | Vernon Blake | Tiffany Fox

Bugs Bunny | Daffy Duck | Porky Pig | Lola Bunny | Tweety Bird | Sylvester | Granny | Elmer Fudd | Yosemite Sam | Tasmanian Devil | Foghorn Leghorn | Road Runner | Speedy Gonzales | Pepé Le Pew

See Also
Adventure Time Heroes | Amblin Entertainment Heroes | Animalympics Heroes | Arrowverse Heroes | Batman Heroes | Ben 10 Heroes | Camp Lazlo Heroes | Cartoon Network Heroes | Cats & Dogs Heroes | Courage the Cowardly Dog Heroes | Craig of the Creek Heroes | DC Animated Movie Universe Heroes | DC Extended Universe Heroes | DC Super Hero Girls Heroes | Friends Heroes | Game of Thrones Heroes | Hanna Barbera Heroes | Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe Heroes | Happy Feet Heroes | Harry Potter Heroes | Jellystone! Heroes | Laika Heroes | Legendary Entertainment Heroes | Loonatics Unleashed Heroes | Looney Tunes Heroes | Mad Max Heroes | Middle-Earth Heroes | MonsterVerse Heroes | Mortal Kombat Heroes | New Line Cinema Heroes | Pokémon Heroes | Powerpuff Girls Heroes | Regular Show Heroes | Rick and Morty Heroes | Road Rovers Heroes | Sesame Street Heroes | Scooby-Doo Heroes | South Park Heroes | Space Jam Heroes | Stephen King Heroes | Steven Universe Heroes | Superman Heroes | The Amazing World of Gumball Heroes | The Flintstones Heroes | The Jetsons Heroes | The Larry Sanders Show Heroes | The LEGO Movie Heroes | The West Wing Heroes | Tim Burton Heroes | Tiny Toon Adventures Heroes | Tom and Jerry Heroes | TMNT Heroes | Veep Heroes | We Bare Bears Heroes | Westworld Heroes | Xiaolin Showdown Heroes | Yu-Gi-Oh! Heroes

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Hidden Leaf Village
New Generation
Naruto Uzumaki | Sasuke Uchiha | Sakura Haruno | Sai | Shikamaru Nara | Chōji Akimichi | Ino Yamanaka | Hinata Hyūga | Kiba Inuzuka | Shino Aburame | Rock Lee | Neji Hyūga | Tenten

Kakashi Hatake | Iruka Umino | Ebisu | Jiraiya | Yamato | Might Guy | Asuma Sarutobi | Kurenai Yūhi | Konohamaru Sarutobi | Shino Aburame | Hanabi Hyūga | Moegi Kazamatsuri | Udon Ise

Hashirama Senju | Tobirama Senju | Hiruzen Sarutobi | Minato Namikaze | Tsunade | Kakashi Hatake | Naruto Uzumaki

Akamaru | Chōza Akimichi | Shikaku Nara | Inoichi Yamanaka | Ibiki Morino | Anko Mitarashi | Shizune | Katsuyu | Gamabunta | Orochimaru | Kushina Uzumaki | Mito Uzumaki | Itachi Uchiha | Shisui Uchiha | Obito Uchiha | Rin Nohara | Yugao Uzuki

Leaders of Allied Shinobi Forces
A | Ao | Darui | Gaara | Inoichi Yamanaka | Kakashi Hatake | Kankurō | Kitsuchi | Mifune | Shikaku Nara | Shizune

Hidden Sand Village
Gaara | Temari | Kankurō | Chiyo | Kaura

Hidden Cloud Village
A | Killer B | Cee | Darui | Mabui | Karui | Samui | Omoi | Motoi

Hidden Mist Village
Mei Terumī | Chōjūrō | Ao | Kagura Karatachi

Hidden Stone Village
Onoki | Kurotsuchi | Akatsuchi | Kitsuchi

Tailed Beasts
Shukaku | Gyūki | Kurama

Ashura Ōtsutsuki | | Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki | Haku | Hamura Ōtsutsuki | Jūgo | Kabuto Yakushi | Karin | Konan | Nagato | Suigetsu Hōzuki | Utakata | Yahiko | Zabuza Momochi Hana Inzuka |

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
New Generations
Boruto Uzumaki | Sarada Uchiha | Mitsuki | Shikadai Nara | Chōchō Akimichi | Inojin Yamanaka | Metal Lee | Himawari Uzumaki | Mirai Sarutobi | Iwabee Yuino | Denki Kaminarimon | Sumire Kakei | Wasabi Izuno | Namida Suzumeno | Kagura Karatachi

Yugao Uzuki