|“|| "I have long since closed my eyes... My only goal is in the darkness."
Sasuke Uchiha (うちはサスケ, Uchiha Sasuke) is the overall anti-heroic deuteragonist of the Naruto anime/manga series and rival of the titular protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. While remaining as the deuteragonist in the series, he serves as the major villian from the middle of Part I towards the end of Part II before redeeming himself. He is also Itachi's younger brother. He later returns as one of the main supporting characters in the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime/manga series.
He is voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama in the Japanese version of the anime, and Yuri Lowenthal in the English version of the anime.
BackgroundSasuke was born on 23 July from Fugaku and Mikoto, he had an older brother named Itachi, bigger than of him seven years, he is also the secondborn of the chief of the Konoha Military Police Force Fugaku Uchiha, and his wife Mikoto Uchiha, members of the Uchiha clan who founded the Hidden Leaf Village alongside the Senju clan generations ago. He was named after the father of the Third Hokage, as his mother hoped he would grow up to be a fine shinobi like his namesake. While still an infant, Sasuke was in the care of his older brother Itachi Uchiha as they saw the attack of the village by Kurama the Nine Tailed Fox, only with Sasuke sensing the demon's evil chakara which frightened him. That event, due to the fact that only a Uchiha could control the Tailed Beast, ultimately led to their clan losing complete standing. As a child and unaware of the events that revolved on his clan, Sasuke was more focused on becoming like Itachi, who had their father's favor, and trained to become strong. However, when Itachi began to distance himself from the Uchiha Clan, Sasuke found himself getting Fugaku's attention as he taught Sasuke their clan's Fireball Jutsu which the boy spend days to master before being told not to follow in Itachi's footsteps. One evening, coming home from practicing his ninjutsu, shrugging off the feeling that someone was watching him, Sasuke found the area surrounding his home littered with dead bodies of Uchiha Clan members. Frightened and confused, Sasuke ran to his home to find his parents killed by Itachi's hand. Freaking out as he yells at Itachi at what he was doing, Sasuke finds his left shoulder wounded as he is subjected to Itachi's Tsukiyomi playing the slaughter Itachi committing. Itachi then tells Sasuke that he spared him because he is weak, telling his brother of obtain the Sharingan in Mangekyo form and live a life of hatred before facing him again. As Itachi leaves, giving him the location of their clan's vital documents, enraged Sasuke caused his Sharingan to manifest as he attempts to kill his brother. However, Itachi overpowered Sasuke and he ended up in a coma for a few days. With the events hazy, due to his brother's genjutsu, Sasuke had no memory of obtaining the Sharingan. After mourning over his clan's death and discovering the secret documents on the stone tablets, Sasuke swore to avenge his clan and kill Itachi by any means. Since then, Sasuke has become a loner and kept to himself most of the time. While attending the Ninja Academy a few years later, Sasuke encountered a similar social misfit, Naruto Uzumaki. Since that meeting, Naruto recognizing the festering darkness in Sasuke's eyes and the two had become destined rivals.
PersonalityWhen he was a child, Sasuke was very kind, loving towards his parents and older brother and respectful to his fellow clansmen as well as his teachers. He was even very proud of being Itachi's younger brother and the youngest son Fugaku and Mikoto — famous for being devoted protectors of Konoha, and he desired to emulate them. His original dream was to join the Konoha Military Police Force when he grew up, like his father and as such greatly sought his father's approval and acknowledgement of his abilities. After Itachi massacred the clan, Sasuke's ideals and personality changed drastically due to him suffering his clan's curse and became cold, indifferent, cruel, cynical, callous, somewhat arrogant, unreasonable and devoted the next nine years of his life to kill Itachi.
When he is first introduced to Team Kakashi, Sasuke displayed great indifference to his team-mates as well as others. Feeling superior to all of them, including his teacher, Sasuke was unwilling to cooperate with any of his team-mates, as he felt they would provide him no aid in furthering his ambition to kill his brother; this attitude affected his grades in the Academy after losing his clan, he had the lowest score in cooperation and second lowest in assertiveness. However over time, as he interacted more with his team mates on a day-to-day basis, he began to see them as somewhat of a family and Sasuke started to lose some of his hatred, caring more about his team than his revenge. Sasuke even admitted to Naruto that he almost thought that he must forget about his revenge and instead focus on Team 7. However, Orochimaru branded Sasuke with the Cursed Seal of Heaven during the Chūnin Exams to help push him back into his desire for vengeance and to give him a taste of power. Although Kakashi Hatake sealed away the cursed seal, and taught him the Chidori in the hopes of deviating him from the path of revenge, Sasuke began to draw more power from the seal in the hopes of getting stronger. This caused his previous ambition to be renewed while causing him to disregard camaraderie once again. According to Kakashi, Sasuke has both a and an complex, as he is unwilling to acknowledge when someone is stronger than him, but obsesses when he believes that they are. For example, he was complacent with his rivalry with Naruto when he believed he was the stronger of the two, but upon noticing Naruto's fast growth, showcased in his victory over Sunagakure's jinchūriki, Gaara, who had previously beaten Sasuke, and his own quick defeat by Itachi on his return to Konoha, all culminated in his defection to Otogakure to seek power from Orochimaru.
In Part II, Sasuke became increasingly confident in his newfound abilities. Constantly, he remained composed and unconcerned with the situation at hand. Even when pressured by enemies like Orochimaru or Deidara, he showed no emotional build up; ironically, acting much like his older brother and only getting worked up when it involved Itachi. Despite getting stronger, Sasuke seemed unwilling to needlessly kill in his quest for revenge displaying that he still had some morals Sasuke, however, retained his habit of underestimating his opponents, shown in his overconfidence in his battles. Sasuke has displayed an overbearing sense of pride in his clan's name and a great sense of loyalty to it and kept wearing his clan's crest on his back proudly while refusing to wear any other symbols such as a forehead protector. Despite claiming earlier that he did not care if he had to sacrifice his own body to Orochimaru as long as it served his quest for revenge when Sasuke felt he had grown stronger than Orochimaru he thought that to give himself up to someone weaker than himself was insulting to the Uchiha. However, despite his disrespect of Orochimaru as a person, Sasuke does have great respect for his power, going so far as to reprimand Suigetsu when he felt the latter was underestimating Orochimaru's capabilities. He also views anyone outside of the clan wielding its dōjutsu as an insult, as the eye is representative of the Uchiha clan's powers, showing disgust towards Danzō Shimura who had ten Sharingan embedded in his arm, and an eleventh one in his right eye socket and stated that Kakashi should feel grateful to the Uchiha for the power of his Mangekyō Sharingan. According to Tobi, Sasuke alone is shouldering the entire hatred of the Uchiha clan — an ideal which has been passed down for generations within the clan. After his battle with Itachi, which concluded in the latter's death, the revelation that he had actually been ordered by the Konoha Elders to eradicate the clan coupled with the new knowledge that Itachi had truly loved him, Sasuke vowed to kill the elders for using his brother and ordering him to massacre the Uchiha clan. After he confirmed the truth and became even more induced by his clan's hatred, Sasuke quickly grew to loathe the village that he once called home and vowed to destroy it, thus separating any connection it had to the Uchiha clan and purify the clan's name and pride in the process. He, however, when returning to discover the truth, still felt some connection to his birth place.Initially, Sasuke still held onto the notion of sparing the innocent and refused to kill anyone unrelated to his revenge. However as his hatred overcame him, he became cold and ruthless, to the point where he was willing to kill anyone who stood in his way and he would kill innocent people of Konoha if it meant achieving his revenge against the village. In his thirst for vengeance, Sasuke put himself far above anyone or anything around him; willingly cooperating with Tobi, whom he knew helped Itachi wipe out his clan, to aid him in destroying Konoha, abandoning his team when they were no longer useful to him. This is seen when he abandoned Suigetsu and Jugo during the battle at the Kage Summit and when he tried to kill Karin in order to dispose of Danzo. When Sakura Haruno confessed her love to him, Sasuke, while caring deeply for Sakura, declined to reciprocate her feelings out of making revenge as his priority, though before he left the village, he gave Sakura a genuine thank you. But would later, he would show extreme indifference towards her and tried to kill her twice after realizing she meant to do the same to him to stop him. Despite his arrogance and brutality, Sasuke is not above giving praise (albeit in a grudging, if not sarcastic, way) to his enemies as he commended Gaara for the strength and speed of his absolute defence and admitted that Kakashi was very skilled at using the Sharingan for someone who wasn't an Uchiha. After expressing a feeling of exhilaration that he had never before felt upon killing Danzō and even declaring that he sees that killing the members of Konoha as a high priority and satisfaction, most of Sasuke's former comrades completely lost all hope for him. Upon receiving his "Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan", Sasuke's cruelty seemingly reached a new level when he killed White Zetsu simply to test out his new powers. Due to being further overwhelmed by his clan's curse, he has also grown to show great homicidal rage whenever someone mentions Itachi in a negative way, even if it's indirect and remote as shown when Kakashi tries to make him understand that there's more to his life than just his clan and his love for blood-soaked loathing only to angrily reply by saying that he wants to hear their screams and moans for laughing at Itachi's sacrifice, crushing Danzō with his Susanoo for speaking ill of his brother and ready to murder a team of ignorant Konoha shinobi for doing the same. Sasuke's inherited Uchiha hatred has also twisted any of his potentially happy memories of Konoha into negative ones in order to fuel his vengeance.
During the second day of the Fourth Shinobi World War, upon reuniting with a reincarnated Itachi, Sasuke showed a somewhat more vulnerable side to himself instead of his usual coldness. This showed just how confused and torn up he is over Itachi's decision, telling his brother that he did not understand why he was spared during the massacre and apparently implying that he would have rather died as a child than have had to deal with the grief and suffering that followed. Having to live through many lies Itachi set for him, Sasuke wanted to hear the truth from Itachi himself. While Sasuke claimed the reunion with Itachi only intensified his hatred towards Konoha, he began to question if revenge is the purpose for his life. Despite this, he was willing to forgive Itachi but no the village and he still wanted to destroy it, even though he knew it was against Itachi's wishes. when Itachi gave Sasuke his parting words, Sasuke began to wonder what it means to be a shinobi and why Itachi would lose everything for the village and his brother. His desire to find the answer led him to revive Orochimaru, who noted how much Sasuke has changed from how he was when being manipulated by Itachi, Tobi, and himself. Orochimaru agreed to reanimate the previous Hokage so he can listen to their stories and allow Sasuke to be his own person without being manipulated for the first time in his life. After getting his answers, Sasuke accepted Itachi's actions and decided to protect Konoha, but he would do so in his own ways. Believing the previous Hokage to be responsible to the world's current problems, he vowed to change the world by becoming Hokage, seemingly breaking free from his Curse of Hatred. While these intentions were noble, many of his former comrades were angry at him for returning and didn't trust him. Regardless, Sasuke fought with the sole intention of defeating Obito, Madara, the Ten-Tails, and Kaguya, though his reasons were largely unknown. Sasuke was one of the few shinobi to not lose his resolve, even chastising Naruto for almost doing so. However, Sasuke was angered by Naruto's new powers, as he always believed he was stronger than Naruto and had more advantages due to his lineage. Regardless, Sasuke's devotion to his cause remained unchanged, to the point where he was willing to abandon Sakura and Kakashi during the casting of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, only saving them because they happened to be near Naruto.
After defeating Kaguya, Sasuke revealed his plans: make himself the villain for the world to focus their hatred on and give them a reason to remain united. To accomplish this, he planned to kill the current five Kage to get the five nations to focus their hatred on him rather than one another and to kill the tailed beasts to prevent further fighting over their immense powers. Realizing this would require him to cut all ties to the past and Naruto would never stop chasing after him, he resolved to kill his best and only friend. Having come to accept Itachi's efforts to protect the village while branded as a criminal, Sasuke believed that to unify the world, one must be willing to bear the hatred all around him and stand separated from the rest of the world, viewing that as the correct definition as Hokage. Growing arrogant of his acquired powers, Sasuke believed he was the strongest person alive and his power would grant him immortality to continue his goal for eternity. After his final battle with Naruto, Sasuke was shocked by the lengths Naruto would go for him. He revealed he had always been jealous of Naruto for the fact that despite being so similar, Naruto turned loneliness into strength by forming bonds, while Sasuke pushed those bonds away, thinking of them as a weakness, and subjected himself to training and solitude. In the process, Sasuke found himself following behind Naruto as he did with Itachi. Moved to tears by Naruto's determination to be there for him as a friend, Sasuke acknowledged Naruto's friendship and admitted defeat, ultimately overcoming his Curse of Hatred. He showed remorse for his actions. He later showed genuine affection towards her, even poking her on the forehead like Itachi used to with him, before he left to explore the world and seek redemption for himself. This mutual affection with Sakura led him to finally falling in love with her, leading to the two getting married and having a daughter named Sarada.
As an adult, Sasuke has matured by becoming more polite and friendly with his friends and comrades, but he retains his habit of not acknowledging certain people and making insults, albeit more comically than coldly. After becoming a father, Sasuke became very caring and protective towards his family and, despite being apart from them for many years, he feels a deep connection to them. Sasuke is still capable of being indifferent if it is necessary, including towards his own daughter, who doubted her father cared about her. However, Sasuke loves his daughter dearly, as he puts her safety above his own and he showed Sarada how much he loved her and promised to come home, proving himself as a loving father. Sasuke also acknowledges his mistakes as a father and is willing to apologize for them. He also holds a high opinion of Sakura; despite her being kidnapped, Sasuke stated his confidence she will probably have finished Shin off by the time they found her and he criticized Orochimaru for calling her weak.
Sasuke is hailed as a brilliant ninja, even by the battle-adept Uchiha clan's standards, showing an undeniable prodigious talent and keen intellect to excel at all that he does from early childhood. From this, he finds little difficulty in more challenging tasks since his time in the Academy. Scoring the highest in the performance tests and one of the highest in written tests, he easily graduated at the top of his Academy class. Sasuke has great knowledge if not proficiency in many of his clan's techniques, despite his lack of formal training by relying solely on his innate talent and determination. His abilities have been compared to various remarkable individuals like Kakashi Hatake, who was also hailed as a genius since childhood. Various powerful shinobi have commented on Sasuke's potential, stating that he can with time surpass the likes of Itachi, Nagato and even Madara Uchiha. Orochimaru, who was recognised as the genius of his generation, also noted that Sasuke is far stronger than he was at the same age when he was training Sasuke in Part II.
After awakening his Mangekyō Sharingan (despite not being fully healed from battling Itachi), Sasuke proved able to stand against Killer B, a jinchūriki and extremely powerful ninja, who praised Sasuke as one of the strongest ninja he has ever faced. After fully healing and adjusting to his Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke proved able to hold his own against at least two Kage, their respective bodyguards and various samurai warriors. He also fought on even grounds with Danzō, another Kage-level opponent, and ultimately defeated him despite the elder's repeated use of Izanagi — a feat that later earned him praise from Itachi. By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke was able to match his older brother in various fields of combat, able to work well with him against Kabuto, who had greatly modified his body and gained numerous abilities. After receiving Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's power and awakening the Rinnegan, Sasuke, like Naruto Uzumaki was able to overpower the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki Madara with ease forcing the latter to both absorb the Shinju and to retrieve his other Rinnegan.
TaijutsuSasuke's taijutsu was at a very high level since the start of the series, able to shock Kakashi, a famous jōnin, during his bell test by forcing Kakashi to use both hands, and outmanoeuvre two chūnin-level Kirigakure missing-nin. Following his encounter with Rock Lee, Sasuke's skills improved drastically. Having used his Sharingan to copy several of Lee's Shadow of the Dancing Leaf, Sasuke began creating his own manoeuvres. Under Kakashi's tutelage for the Chūnin Exams, he refined more of Lee's Strong Fist-style to roughly matching Lee's combat skills and speed in one month. With this, he overwhelmed Gaara during their initial fight. By the end of Part I, he could hold his own against the entire Sound Four and later dominate Naruto in their battle for most of the fight even when Naruto started using Kurama's chakra. In Part II, Sasuke further improved his taijutsu under Orochimaru's guidance, able to hold his own in a taijustu fight against the likes Itachi and Kakashi, despite his physical debilitation against the latter.
Since being a recent academy graduate, Sasuke showed a high level of speed and reflexes, being the first of his fellow genin to react to the Demon Brothers' ambush. After improving in chakra control, his speed was on a just outpace Haku. He later increased his speed further to outrun Gaara's sand and move faster than unaided eyes could follow in Part I. In Part II, Sasuke's speed saw a huge leap, able to cover wide gaps in the blink of when first facing Team Kakashi in Part II, giving his former allies no time to react. He was later able to evade both Deidara's clay explosions at point-blank range on multiple occasions, and attacks from the extremely fast Killer B and A, though he credited the last to his Sharingan's ability to read their linear moves. He also greatly increased his hand speed, able to do many hand seals in a blur and launch weapon strikes just as quickly, as seen during his fight with Itachi. His speed and proficiency with the Body Flicker Technique have also grown considerably, able to easily cut his opponents down without them noticing. Upon awakening his Rinnegan and meeting Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki and gaining half his power, Sasuke was able to overwhelm and outpace Madara Uchiha despite him being the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, a feat which Madara praised him for.
Sasuke has shown a high level of stamina and endurance, able to endure a consistent string of battles against the samurai, two Kage and their bodyguards before finally collapsing from exhaustion. In a near-blind, battered, and visibly exhausted state from his latter fight with Danzō and overusing the Mangekyō Sharingan, he still had enough stamina to fight against Kakashi, restrain and disarm Sakura and later match Naruto's Rasengan with his Chidori. His raw strength has also become noticeably greater, being able to lift Sakura by her throat into the air with a single hand even while exhausted. By adulthood, Sasuke's overall strength and speed had vastly improved to the extent where he could perform synchronized attacks with Naruto enhanced by Six Paths Sage Mode.
A noticeable aspect of Sasuke's growth was his acquisition of the Cursed Seal of Heaven. Orochimaru, recognising his potential, bestowed the seal on him to grant him greater strength, and to entice him to seek Orochimaru for further power. When activated, the cursed seal forcefully absorbed Sasuke's chakra, replacing it with Orochimaru's senjutsu chakra which covered his body with a flame-like pattern and granted him enhanced chakra capacity, as well as increased strength, speed, and endurance. Initially, the seal would activate and overwhelm Sasuke if he used his chakra or became too excited, and he was only able to control it with extreme force of will. After defecting from Konoha, the Sound Four advanced Sasuke's Cursed Seal to Level Two, allowing Sasuke to control and unleash its activation at will. When fully transformed, the second level of the cursed seal turned Sasuke's skin dark grey with a black four-point star-mark between his eyes and across the bridge of his nose, his sclerae turn black, his irides turn yellow (except when using his Sharingan), and his lips turn blue. He also grows claw-like nails and his hair grows to waist-length. At any time, he is able to grow large webbed hand-shaped wings on his back that gave him the ability to fly. This granted him power comparable to Naruto's one-tailed form, granting him further enhanced physical attributes and enhanced his techniques.
However, the seal had disadvantages. Prolonged periods of time would corrode Sasuke's body and caused him some pain. Also the presence of Orochimaru's chakra twisted and darkened Sasuke's personality. However with additional training, Sasuke greatly extended the time he could maintain his cursed seal active. In Part II, Sasuke gained complete control and mastery over the cursed seal, and could even access its power without fully activating it and even perform partial transformations at will. Since Itachi sealed Orochimaru, the seal was removed from Sasuke. Despite this, Sasuke's being still proved compatible with the cursed seal's source, Jūgo. Since allying himself with Jūgo, Sasuke has benefited from Jūgo's power via taking advantage of the senjutsu imbued healing by infusing some of Jūgo's flesh into his own. Alternatively, Sasuke himself can be imbued with some of Jūgo's chakra to augment the Uchiha's various techniques, like his Susanoo, producing a "Senjutsu Susanoo".
Since early childhood, Sasuke has displayed great skill and use of various ninja tools which has grown and diversified over time. Sasuke was trained in archery during his childhood. He is also skilled in the use of wire strings, using them for a variety of purposes ranging from rappelling, to manipulating the path of his shurikens, to ensnaring an opponent and setting them on fire. His level with both trap and weapon-based tactics even surprised Kakashi during their first bell test. During the second stage of the Chūnin Exams, Sasuke displayed the ability to infuse his kunai with chakra.
KenjutsuDuring his training with Orochimaru, Sasuke became a skilled user of kenjutsu and acquired a Sword of Kusanagi, which become a major part of his fighting style. His skill was able to defeat hundreds of Oto-nin unscathed and without killing them. His skills were better shown during the Kage Summit, as he effortlessly killed multiple samurai, even deflect their barrage of chakra blasts, and skilfully blocked an attack from Mifune, a famous master swordsman, who acknowledged Sasuke's swordsmanship. Sasuke's lethal swordsmanship is shown to be very versatile, using impressive speed and precision behind his attacks, leaving little time for enemies to react. He can effectively use it in either a normal or reverse grip, giving him various attack styles and able to attack or defend from various angles, letting him easily change his attack type to suit the situation. He can use his blade as a mid-range projectile with great precision as seen during the battle against Kabuto. Sasuke is also able to adapt his swordsmanship with equal proficiency into his element-related techniques, including a makeshift Chidori blade or flexible sword made from his Blaze Release.
ShurikenjutsuSasuke is also well-versed in weapons use such as kunai and shuriken, showing tremendous aim while still in the academy. Tactics-wise, he can use techniques like hiding a second shuriken in the shadow of the first and control the path of them using wire strings. With his Sharingan, he can use an advanced version of the latter technique to control a larger number of shuriken at once and even use them to ensnare an opponent with the strings. Sasuke's aim and tactical skills are almost on par with Itachi, also able to effectively hit targets in a blind-spot by accurately deflecting one kunai off another to ensure they strike their mark. Since his battle with Itachi in Part II, Sasuke started using a pair of bracelets with a special seal to instantly summon shuriken and kunai of various size and shape, thus increasing the amount he carries at any one time and launch speed, able to launch an enormous amount of weapons at blazing speed. He has also demonstrated the ability to increase the lethal properties of shuriken by rigging the blades to disconnect and launch them into separate directions. Sasuke can also use his nature transformation to infuse his fire chakra and lightning chakra into his shuriken to increase their power and set up a hidden attack.
Summoning TechniquesSasuke is one of the rare individuals to have a dual summoning contract with two species: snakes and hawks. Its so far unknown which contract he received first, though he was able to get the snake summoning contract during his training with Orochimaru. He became able to summon various-sized snakes to aid him in battle, even hidden from his sleeves to strike or bind his opponents with little time to react. He was also able to summon snakes from any part of his body. He can also summons Aoda, a giant snake to aid him in his fight to quickly carry him through the terrain.
Some time later, Sasuke also made an additional summoning contract which allows him to summon hawks. Once summoned, it can help Sasuke fly about and outmanoeuvre his opponent's attacks. In the anime, the hawk was also of capable of performing coordinated attacks with Sasuke.
Nature TransformationAs a recognised member of the Uchiha, Sasuke has great proficiency in Fire Release nature manipulation. A true genius, he already mastered his clan's rite of passage technique, the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique by age 7. Even Kakashi was amazed at such a feat as, according to him, genin usually require much more experience and developed chakra to perform elemental techniques. He can also use his fire techniques in conjunction with his weapon skills. He can also produce a barrage giant dragon-shaped fireballs that can quickly burn an enemy, even with minimal contact.
Also having a natural affinity for Lightning Release, Sasuke learned to manipulate it under Kakashi's guidance in hoping to deter Sasuke from using the Cursed Seal. Kakashi also taught Sasuke the Chidori, made more effective with his Sharingan, letting Sasuke punch through most obstacles with ease and severely damaging most opponents. In Part I, Sasuke could only use it twice a day, plus a third usage with the activation of his Cursed Seal. In Part II, Sasuke was shown to be able to use the Chidori several times in one day. Over the timeskip, Sasuke greatly developing his lightning chakra, having mastered it to create many new techniques and refined his Chidori, gaining praise later from the Fourth Raikage to break through his Lightning Release Armour at all. His new-found skill can channel his lightning chakra to emit electricity from all over his body and through the ground to act as a shield and stun enemies on contact. He can also channel his lightning chakra into his shuriken and through his sword for extreme cutting power that also numbs anyone it cuts. This is powerful enough to slice through Samurai Sabre Technique. He can also concentrate it into a extendable sword and solid senbon for more precise attacks. Sasuke's most powerful elemental technique is Kirin, a technique that uses natural lightning, allowing Sasuke to perform it even when visibly exhausted. The technique is powerful enough to destroy a small mountain, as well as break through Itachi Uchiha's Susanoo.
After attaining half of Sage of Six Path's power, Sasuke gained Yin Release by using this nature, he is able to produce a more enhanced version of Chidori that is able to pierce Madara Uchiha's jinchūriki form. In addition, his Chidori Sharp Spear became powerful enough to bisect the jinchūriki with ease.
When Sasuke gained the Mangekyō Sharingan, he manifested Amaterasu. He developed it into an advanced form known as the Blaze Release. Aside from unleashing a wave of unquenchable black flames that incinerates everything that reflects in his eyesight, Sasuke can control the movement of the flames into surrounding him and creating spikes to protect himself. As such, he was regarded as more skilled with it than Itachi was by C. When he gained his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, his Blaze Release greatly improved. He could combine Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi with Susanoo to create Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi that can pierce through heavy defences and ignite them, and create a barrage of Amaterasu magatama to handle multiple enemies. Sasuke could also use his Kagutsuchi without using Susanoo for more direct usage.
SharinganSasuke is one of select members of the Uchiha clan to possess its famous kekkei genkai, the Sharingan. Sasuke first awakened his Sharingan at age 7, with one Tomoe in each eye, after seeing Itachi murder their clan. However, due to the trauma Sasuke endured, he was unable to recall this development and could not use it until years later during his battle with Haku, where his right eye gained an additional tomoe, afterwards able to use it at his own volition. Shortly before the Chūnin Exam Sasuke gained two tomoe in both eyes and later during his battle against Naruto in the the Valley of the End, both eyes reached full maturity with three tomoe. Since being consciously aware of it, Sasuke drastically increased his time periods to which he can maintain his Sharingan with little effect to his chakra levels, even in prolonged fights against several high-level opponents. While only making liberal use of it during Part I, Orochimaru stated that an even greater power and clarity than Itachi's could be sensed from Sasuke's Sharingan, despite its incomplete state at the time.
This dōjutsu grants Sasuke multiple enhanced visual powers. It grants Sasuke immense clarity, able to observe and differentiate the flow of chakra, plus perceive everything within his sight and from that able to accurately predict a target's movements. After his Sharingan fully develops, he was also able to follow the speed of both Naruto's initial jinchūriki form and one-tailed form during their fight, though couldn't completely dodge the latter's chakra shroud. It also allows Sasuke to perfectly mimic a person's movements and even copy their techniques into his own arsenal, provided he is physically able to as using Rock Lee's taijutsu proved physically taxing until after he further conditioned himself.
His Sharingan can also cast powerful genjutsu through eye-contact. Throughout Part II, Sasuke has demonstrated formidable dōjutsu illusions, able to easily hypnotise his adversaries to restrict movements, relaying recorded memories, applying deceptive imagery, inducing hallucinations shocking enough to stir the emotions of even someone like Sai, and even easily quelling Jūgo's violent impulses. Defensively, Sasuke was able to stop Orochimaru's attempt to possess the former's body, erode the dimensional space used for the Sannin's Living Corpse Reincarnation technique and ultimately turn it against him. Also, despite wielding a lesser dōjutsu, Sasuke's substantial ocular prowess would prove strong enough to dispel a genjutsu as powerful as Itachi's Tsukuyomi. Likewise, Tobi noted that Sasuke's resourcefulness and precise timing is able to easily catch his opponents off-guard in his illusions. More prominent examples of his aptitude for Sharingan genjutsu was his ability to enter Naruto's subconscious to effectively suppress Kurama's chakra, along with his complete control over Manda showing his potential to use the dōjutsu's most potent power to subjugate the tailed beasts.
Mangekyō SharinganSasuke awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan after the death of his older brother, Itachi. The tomoe of Sasuke's Mangekyō spread and converge along the edge of its iris, taking on the appearance of three intersecting ellipses. Following the acquisition of his brother's eyes, Sasuke's Mangekyō pattern changed, gaining a symmetrical, more aligned rendition of Itachi's Mangekyō tomoe that is centred within Sasuke's own. According to Madara, the pattern of Sasuke's Mangekyō is known as the "Straight Tomoe", which gives Sasuke an even higher capability of reading his opponents movements and to fluidly act upon.
Customary of the Mangekyō Sharingan, prolonged reliance upon its ocular powers places a great burden on his eyes and body, deteriorating his vision after each use. Despite the danger of regular use, Sasuke has not hesitated to test his limits with the power it affords. After his fight with Killer B, Sasuke began to find his vision sporadically fading. During his confrontation with Kakashi, the excessive usage of his Mangekyō Sharingan led to the repercussions becoming more prominent as Sasuke began reeling from overexertion, resulting in his eyesight being reduced to a heavy blur. Out of respect for his older brother's views, Sasuke initially refused to take Itachi's Mangekyō Sharingan as his own to avoid blindness, but faced with this and Naruto's unyielding convictions, he finally requested that Tobi transplant them. This resulted in Sasuke's acquisition of the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan; obtaining additional might from Itachi's ocular power and showing none of the previous signs of physical strain, diminished sight, or fatigue that plagued him from sustained use of this dōjutsu.With his left Mangekyō, he is able to cast the unquenchable black flames of Amaterasu, which ignites at the focal point of his sight. With his right Mangekyō, Sasuke is able to cast Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to extinguish and manipulate the flames at will. Sasuke's use of these black flames are said to surpass Itachi's.
After awakening the powers of both Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke became one of the few Uchiha capable of invoking Susanoo; the materialisation of an immense humanoid construct of chakra. His extreme emotions have been the root of its development. While initially relying upon different partial manifestations, Sasuke was soon able to complete his Susanoo's body. It can produce a Susanoo Sword, Susanoo Bow that doubles as a shield, and an orb of chakra that conjures the arrows. Defensively it ribcage, in its incomplete stage it was able to take a barrage from Gaara, Kankuro, Temari and Darui undamaged. Offensively, his Susanoo's fist and various weapons are strong enough to destroy many large stone pillars with a single attack and its arrows move at speeds only Sage Mode users such as Kabuto Yakushi can avoid. Sasuke's "final" Susanoo developed during his skirmish against Kakashi, becoming a similar yet more sinister version of Itachi's own final Susanoo and changing the composition of its orb of chakra to that of Amaterasu's black flames from which he is able to fashion a number of weapons.
Following the recovery of Itachi's transplant, the final stage of his Susanoo underwent a drastic change, with scaled hands, a beak-like hood and a larger bow, with a more shield-like appearance, giving it an overall more intimidating appearance. By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke was able to conjure his Susanoo in a considerably larger size and complete with a lower body and legs. Using Jūgo's Sage Transformation, Sasuke is able to infuse his Susanoo with senjutsu chakra, which appears as the flame pattern of the Cursed Seal of Heaven covering it. Upon further syncing with Naruto as well as more experience with his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke is able to stabilise Susanoo's final form and arm it onto Naruto's senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Mode, enabling them to cut through Obito Uchiha, and his Sword of Nunoboko. After further adjusting with the power of the Sage of Six Paths, Sasuke was able to advance his Susanoo to a stabilised version. This Susanoo was capable of fending off Madara Uchiha's Chibaku Tensei technique. and has also been shown to be able to protect those inside of it from the Infinite Tsukuyomi as its light can not penetrate through its chakra body.
RinneganAfter receiving half of the Sage of the Six Paths' chakra, Sasuke awakened the Rinnegan in his left eye. Unlike Hagoromo's Rinnegan, Sasuke's Rinnegan possesses a secondary state with six tomoe, bearing a slight resemblance to Kaguya's third eye. With it, Sasuke gains the ability to touch Madara Uchiha's Chakra Disruption Blades without suffering their after effects. He is also able to see otherwise invisible targets, and moreover, has gained the ability to teleport himself and anyone near him as well as inanimate objects within a limited range. Despite his left eye being a Rinnegan, he still retains all of his Sharingan and Mangekyou Sharingan powers. Like other utilizers of the Rinnegan, Sasuke can wield the powers of the Six Paths Technique. He utilized Deva Path to individually seal away the Tailed Beasts within seperate Chibaku Tensei and Preta Path to absorb one's chakra through physical contact. By using Susano'o as a vessel, he can absorb and contain the Tailed Beasts' chakra. Kurama noted that he was able to reach Hagoromo's level of chakra control by doing so. Years later, he could open portals to traverse across dimensions and planets. Black Zetsu also alluded that Sasuke's Rinnegan may be the reason for why he was able resist the influence of the Infinite Tsukuyomi. However, when drained of his chakra, Sasuke's Rinnegan temporarily loses its six tomoe and he is unable to utilize the Mangekyou Sharingan as a result.
Even by Uchiha standards, Sasuke has exceptionally strong chakra which stems from being the current reincarnation of his ancestor, Indra, inheriting his strong spiritual energy. At age 7, he was already able to use his clan's Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique. This later surprised even Kakashi, as such techniques usually require more developed chakra. In Part II, his reserves grew considerably greater. Even in an extremely weakened state, he could summon Manda, a high-level summon (though he may have used Orochimaru's chakra). After developing his Mangekyō Sharingan, despite Sasuke recklessly used it multiple times in a single day among other chakra-consuming techniques, he still fought effectively in multiple consecutive battles against four of the Kage, Danzō and later Team 7 before finally succumbing to exhaustion. After gaining Itachi's eyes, Sasuke's reserves appear to have grown even further, as during the battles against Kabuto and later battling in the Fourth Shinobi World War Shinobi Alliance against several powerful enemies where he was visibly unaffected from using several high-level techniques.
Quality-wise, Sasuke's chakra is very powerful: its strength is compared to that of Madara Uchiha's, whose chakra was particularly strong even amongst the Uchiha. When Sasuke first arrived at the Land of Sound and gave Kabuto a frightening glare, both he and Orochimaru noted Sasuke's exceptional chakra. His chakra's strength was even great enough to break free from Danzō's restraining seal. Likewise, his chakra control has also grown considerably. With many high-level techniques, usually lightning and fire-based, he can perform them with few to no hand seals, giving his opponents little time to react. Due to the curse of his clan, Sasuke continued to sink deeper into darkness, which caused his chakra to become noticeably darker. Even Kurama noted that Sasuke's chakra has become even darker than its own, and even similar to that of Madara. Karin has also mentioned that Sasuke's chakra, as he approached the point of manifesting Susanoo, had become even darker, and colder than the corrupting influence of the second stage Cursed Seal of Heaven, and has since continued to grow even more potent along with the development of Susanoo. After meeting the spirit of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, the legendary sage gave Sasuke half of his power.
From a young age, Sasuke has repeatedly shown keen instincts and quick decision-making skills, causing many to consider him a genius. Able to easily learn various advanced techniques or utilise basic ones for crafty manoeuvres, Sasuke already became a stand-out before graduating the Academy. He is a proficient strategist and tactician, observing his opponent's skills and deducing their workings with ease and accuracy whilst remaining calm and composed. He then chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter them. Against crafty opponents like Deidara, Sasuke can quickly decipher the mechanisms behind their abilities and properly find the right counter. His resolution also enables him to pick strategies in which he requires getting injured in order to defeat the enemy, showing tremendous endurance and willpower. He has also proven capable of tricking older, more experienced shinobi like Danzō into confirming the mechanics of their techniques. Likewise, Sasuke has shown able to use even basic illusions to dangerous effect, tricking his opponent into letting their guard down. Even Madara and Minato have noted Sasuke's ability to calmly assess and analyse the given situation, with Madara also noting Sasuke's great battle sense. Sasuke is also a very capable leader, able to form a team from specific ninja after scouting them out and quickly command their respect and cooperation. Furthermore, he can effectively instruct his team to engage an enemy. He also showed the ability to perform a series of precise and coordinated attacks with his brother Itachi with minimal planning despite their previous volatile relationship. Upon reuniting with Naruto after their talk with Hagoromo, he was able to work effectively in tandem with Naruto to combat Madara, further showcasing his ability to be an effective team-mate.
He can develop many powerful techniques on his own, all based on the one technique he learned from another. From Rock Lee's techniques, Sasuke created different techniques of similar affect. From the Chidori, Sasuke mastered the principles of Lightning Release, and created many innovative techniques. He can also use his techniques as setups for his larger-scale one, such as Kirin. Sasuke is a proficient researcher, having done so to defeat Orochimaru and his various abilities, such as the nature of his snake summons and techniques as well as his unique cursed seals. With this knowledge, he was able to resurrect the Sannin using a combination of Anko's cursed seal, a piece of Kabuto's altered body and a special fūinjutsu. Sasuke was also able to use his Sharingan to perfectly sync his chakra with Naruto's to perform the Scorch Release: Halo Gale Jet Black Arrow Style Zero, something Tobirama claimed even the most experienced duo have difficulty achieving. Sasuke was also able to track Itachi even though the latter used a flock of crows to block his vision.
Sasuke was able to use his Rinnegan very effectively against Madara despite only having obtained it recently and was still experimenting with its powers.
Under Orochimaru's training, Sasuke was subjected to the Sannin's experiments and as a result developed physical enhancements including an immunity towards most forms of poisons, to a level that the one Sakura learned from Shizune would not affect him. However, he was not immune to the effects of Orochimaru's true form's poisonous blood. After absorbing Orochimaru, Sasuke gained access to Sannin's regenerative powers that allowed him to heal at a much faster rate than usual, and access Orochimaru's chakra as extra reserves, although he preferred not to. He could also use the Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique to shed his skin and produce a new body, thus repairing any damage he sustained, though it drained him of much of his chakra.
His training has also given him great skill in fūinjutsu and is also otherwise quite knowledgeable in other seals, such as Orochimaru's cursed seals. As an Uchiha, he is also one of the few who can access the Naka Shrine.
Naruto is Sasuke's best friend, teammate, and surrogate brother. As kids, they always had a rivalry over who was the strongest, but at the same time, they sympathized with each other after realizing they were both orphans and experienced tragedy in their childhood. This is seen when Sasuke called sakura annoying for criticizing Naruto for being an orphan. In fact, Naruto recalls a time when he and Sasuke glared at each other but then they secretly smiled at the other, and he actually wanted to be friends with Sasuke all along. At 12-years-old, they accidentally have their first kiss, an incident that still haunts them. After being put on the same team, Sasuke had a low opinion of Naruto and called him a loser, but as time passed, he grew to consider Naruto as a friend and Naruto becomes the first person Sasuke develops a bond with since his clan's massacre. When he saw Naruto getting stronger, Sasuke became jealous and started treating Naruto as an enemy before he ultimately decided to sever their friendship and defect Konoha in order to get stronger. When Naruto tried to stop him, Sasuke revealed his new desire to kill Naruto but chose to spare an unconscious Naruto after their first battle. Three years later, when they reunite, Sasuke was indifferent towards Naruto and explained he spared Naruto on a whim but he vowed to finish him off for good just to prove how much he's changed since their last battle. Due to this goal, Sasuke was willing to achieve any means to gain the power he needed to defeat Naruto. As Sasuke fell deeper into darkness, Naruto was left in a deep depression of how low Sasuke had fallen and how everyone was opting to kill him to stop him but Naruto refused to give up the possibility of redeeming Sasuke. Naruto went as far as to beg the Raikage to pardon Sasuke for his crimes against his village and be beaten rather than sell out information on Sasuke. Eventually, Naruto declares to never give up on him and he will bring him back to Konoha, which angered and surprised Sasuke. This made Sasuke more determined to kill Naruto during the war and he rejected Naruto's assertion that he understood why Sasuke was so bent on revenge against Konoha. Sasuke offered Naruto two choices: kill him and be a hero or be killed and known as a loser. Naruto rejected both and said there was a third option, which was they would both die in their final battle. Naruto said he was willing to die with Sasuke in their future battle if it meant Sasuke won't be alone. Despite this, Sasuke temporarily worked together with Naruto in defeating Obito, the Ten-Tails, Madara, and Kaguya, and only protected Naruto so that he can fight him later. To fulfill his goal of creating a new ninja system through destruction and rebirth, Sasuke fought Naruto, who was the one person who can stop him, but in the battle, rather than dying, they each lost an arm. After hearing Naruto's promise to always be there for Sasuke as a friend, Sasuke admitted he was always jealous of Naruto and finally accepted defeat, allowing them to truly reconcile. It would be a good word from Naruto that would prevent Sasuke from being imprisoned for his crimes and Sasuke comes to appreciate Naruto for teaching him the true meaning of a shinobi. In the years to come, they become true surrogate brothers and best friends but remain as rivals, though on friendly terms. As adults, they tend to crack jokes with each other and are more easily able to work together as partners in combat.
One the most significant bonds Sasuke's ever had was with his older brother Itachi. From childhood, Sasuke remembered Itachi as a loving and caring older brother who always poked him on the forehead as a sign of affection. Sasuke looked up to his brother and often threw tantrums when Itachi was unable to spend time with him, leading Itachi to come up with games to keep Sasuke occupied. However, Sasuke felt that he lived in Itachi's shadow as there were high expectations from Sasuke like there had been from his brother, who was deemed a perfect prodigy of the Uchiha clan. Sasuke tried to surpass Itachi by excelling in his studies and learning many of the Uchiha clan's techniques. In the events leading to the clan's massacre, the relationship between Sasuke and Itachi took a turn for the worse when Itachi withdrew from the clan in midst of being suspected of murdering his best friend. Still though, Itachi seemingly still made efforts to spend time with Sasuke and offer him advice to impress their father. Sasuke was horrified to discover that Itachi had slaughtered every member of their clan and when Itachi said he spared Sasuke for being unworthy to kill. He also told the boy to hate him so that he can get stronger and exact revenge on him, which would envelope Sasuke's mind for years. As a result, Sasuke made it his life mission to kill Itachi in order to avenge their clan, causing him to become distant and cold towards others. After a humilating defeat at Itachi's hands and being forced to relive his parents' murders, Sasuke eventually chose to make revenge a more important priority than his friends, and this would send him down the path of a rogue ninja who was willing to use any means to achieve his goal, which had never been Itachi's intent. In their first major battle, Sasuke became strong enough to be deemed a threat to Itachi but the battle comes to a stunning end when Itachi's illness caught up with him and he died. Before dropping dead to the ground, Itachi appeared to try to take Sasuke's eyes but actually poked him on the forehead. After Sasuke learned the truth about the Uchiha Clan Downfall, an enraged Sasuke vowed to destroy Konoha in order to avenge Itachi and cried for his brother's sacrifice. After being reanimated, Itachi admitted the truth to Sasuke and said he never wanted Sasuke to walk the path he is on, but this only angered Sasuke who said he could forgive Itachi but not Konoha for what it has done to him, and it was the memories of the older brother he loved that made him unwilling to give up his hatred for the village. Knowing his words weren't enough to reach Sasuke, Itachi apologized for everything he has done to Sasuke and said he didn't want Sasuke to forgive him but he said he would love Sasuke no matter what choice he made. After this and some thinking, Sasuke accepts Itachi's actions and takes on his will to protect the village. Sasuke would continue to protect the village for the rest of his life, fulfilling Itachi's wish, and Sasuke adopted Itachi's habit of poking on the forehead, which he does with his wife and daughter.
Sasuke had different types of relationships with his parents; a loving and close one with his mother, and a distant one with his father. His father showed more attention to Itachi for being the perfection of a Uchiha prodigy while not going as far as to speaking to Sasuke. This caused Sasuke to feel neglected and that he was living in Itachi's shadow. His mother was always showering him with love and attention to fill in the void he felt for being ignored by his father, but his mother said to him that while his father appears stoic, he actually talks about Sasuke a lot and is proud of him. When Itachi started withdrawing from the clan, Sasuke was bale to spend time with his father and won his recognition after proving himself to be a prodigy for mastering the Fire Release at a young age. Sasuke was devastated when Itachi killed their parents and still mourned them as he got older.
Sakura always had a crush on Sasuke since they were small children, but Sasuke often dismissed her. Her infatuation from him was rooted from his good looks and calm, collected attitude, and after being placed on the same team, she spent more time trying to win his affections rather than practicing her ninja skills. He had a low opinion of her and called her annoying for being inconsiderate of Naruto being an orphan. However, as time passed, he started to accept her as a teammate and friend, and he was willing to put his life on the line to protect her. While experimenting the powers of the Cursed Seal of Heaven for the first time, Sasuke was enraged to see Sakura hurt and repeatedly asked her to tell him who injured her before he broke the arms of the culprit. He later told Naruto to do everything in his power to save Sakura from Gaara because he didn't want to lose someone dear to him again. Sakura was the first person Sasuke trusted with the secret of him being infected with the Cursed Seal but warned her that he wouldn't forgive her if she told anyone. Sasuke would later say that his bond with Sakura had grown to the point where they can read each other's thoughts so easily. Similar to how he started treating Naruto with contempt, Sasuke, overcome with rage for not getting stronger, began rejecting Sakura before he decided to defect from Konoha. Sakura, who suspected this would happen, ran into him at the village's gate and they talked about their times together, and went as far as to desperately confess her love to him for the first time and offering to join him as long as she can be with him. Although touched, Sasuke feigned indifference and called her annoying and knocked her out to prevent her from alerting the village but not before thanking her for everything. When they reunited three years later, Sasuke denounced any bond to Sakura and was more than willing to kill her twice if she stood in his way. Although distraught, Sakura was willing to kill Sasuke to prevent a war. However, with Naruto's vow to save Sasuke no matter what, Sakura decided to put all her faith in Sasuke and Naruto in fulfilling her dream of Team 7 being together again. They were able to put their differences aside as they fought the Ten-Tails, Obito, Madara, and Kaguya and, although Sasuke was impressed by her powerful strength, he rendered her useless and showed disregard in helping her. However, when she saved him from being trapped in another dimension, he thanked her. Before leaving to fight Naruto, Sakura tried to get Sasuke to return home by telling him that she still loves him. Again, he showed indifference and knocked out with a genjutsu. He also said there was no reason for them to love each other and he believed her feelings were from a failed past. Afterwards, a redeemed Sasuke apologized to Sakura, which she accepted. Then years later they got married and it turned out to be a good one.
Sarada is Sasuke's daughter with Sakura. As the first Uchiha born since its' downfall, Sarada represents the clan's restoration. Sasuke loves his daughter more than anything and she is the reason why he continues to live. Before he left for his mission, it is hinted that Sasuke was very attentive and loving towards his daughter, as he was seen with Sakura teaching baby Sarada how to walk. Although Sasuke left when Sarada was a toddler, he never forgets about his daughter and it turns out that his lack of contact with her during his absence was because his reputation as a powerful shinobi and being an Uchiha would earn him enemies who wouldn't hesitate to harm her if they learned she was his child. Sarada has a strong attachment to her father and she always longed to meet him. When they did meet for the first time in years, Sasuke refused to answer her questions about her parentage and his absence, which briefly strained their relationship. Sarada even expressed anger at both of her parents for keeping secrets from her and doubted her father cared about her. However, Sarada learns she was wrong and her father really does love her, and he said he loved her mother as well because Sarada is the proof of their bond. While Sasuke admits he doesn't know how to be a father, he willing to apologize for his mistakes and make up for them as long as it makes Sarada happy. Sasuke is very protective of Sarada, to the point where he is willing to risk his life for her. Sasuke also doesn't hesitate to show Sarada affection in public, especially when she's upset. Although he unintentionally made her cry during their first meeting, Sasuke actually hates seeing her sad and criticizes anyone, including Naruto, for upsetting her. Sasuke harbors deep pride for his daughter she demonstrates she is a strong ninja, especially when he learns she dreams to be Hokage. In the novel Boruto: Naruto the Movie, Sasuke refers to Sarada as his beloved daughter.
Sasuke was always deemed as Kakashi's favorite student since Kakashi took a personal interest in Sasuke's desire to kill Itachi for revenge. Having first hand experience in being in darkness and knowing the damage it can cause, Kakashi sought to train Sasuke and taught him the Chidori to appease his desire for power. For a while, this helped calmed Sasuke down and almost made him give up for revenge. When Sasuke relapsed back into his desire and started turning on his friends, Kakashi lectured Sasuke about gaining nothing but emptiness and lonliness after achieving revenge. With his teacher's words in mind, Sasuke was torn between his desire for revenge versus the bond he feels with Naruto and Sakura, and he almost gave up revenge until he was offered the opportunity to gain power from Orochimaru. After Sasuke defected, Kakashi blamed himself for this because he felt he failed as Sasuke's teacher and agreed to help Naruto and Sakura bring him back to Konoha no matter what, even with force as he knew Sasuke was becoming stronger under Orochimaru's tutelage. After three years, once Kakashi learned that Sasuke becoming a dangerous international criminal, Kakashi felt there was little to no hope left in convincing Sasuke to return to the village. Initially, he was unwilling to agree to kill Sasuke for the purpose of keeping a war from breaking out among the nations, but after seeing Sasuke try to kill Sakura, Kakashi furiously tried to finish him off. Kakashi tried once more to convince Sasuke that there was more to life than his clan and revenge, but Sasuke rejected him and made it clear he planned to kill him along with everyone of Konoha. Kakashi opted to kill Sasuke himself rather than let Naruto or Sakura deal with that burden, but Naruto prevented this and Kakashi decided to put his faith in Naruto. In the battle against Madara and Kaguya, Kakashi and his students worked together as Team 7 for the first time in four years, although Kakashi worried Sasuke's allegiance with them was temporary. This was confirmed true when Sasuke announced his desire for a revolution. At the end, after Sasuke reconciles with Naruto and Sakura, Kakashi happily looked at his team reuniting for good. After becoming the Sixth Hokage, the first act kakashi does is pardon Sasuke for his crimes due to his services in ending the war, an act sasuke deeply appreciates and even apologizes to kakashi for everything he did.
Despite seeking power from Orochimaru to get stronger, Sasuke actually despises Orochimaru and finds his use of human experiments disgusting. Although warned Orochimaru intended to use his body for his next vessal, Sasuke said he didn't care about that as long as he gained the power he desired. After three years of training with him, Sasuke decided he grew strong enough that he no longer needed Orochimaru, and admitting he never intended for Orochimaru to take his body all along. He then attacked a sickly and weakened Orochimaru, who tried to take over his body. However, Sasuke used his Cursed Seal to overpower Orochimaru and kill him with ease. Unknown to Sasuke, Orochimaru planted part of himself inside Sasuke to watch him before being killed. As the war commenced, Sasuke revived Orochimaru to have him reanimate the previous four Hokage in order for him to learn the meaning of a shinobi and what he should do in regards to protecting or destroying Konoha. Although he still intended to take Sasuke's body and expressed no interest in the war, Orochimaru was curious by the change in Sasuke and agreed to help him because he decided it was time for Sasuke to make his own decisions rather than being manipulated by others. After Sasuke decided to go to the war and help protect the village, Orochimaru decided to accompany him and convinced the previous Team Taka members to join as well and look over the things Sasuke did to them. Orochimaru seems to have developed respect for Sasuke as a result of his decision, due to that Orochimaru expressed shock when Karin feared that Sasuke was dead after being stabbed by Madara. Years after the war, Sasuke and Orochimaru met once again when Sasuke suspecting that Shin was a test subject of Orochimaru's and threatened to harm him because Shin kidnapped his wife and tried to kill his daughter.
Sasuke never got along with Kabuto and never thought much of him, despite appreciating Kabuto's help to him and Team 7 during the Chunin Exams. He learned of Kabuto working for Orochimaru as a subordinate after he defected from Konoha. Sasuke really finds Kabuto annoying and unworthy of his attention, such as showing no emotion when Kabuto expressed horror that Sasuke killed Orochimaru. As the war was going on, Kabuto used the Reanimation Jutsu to fight against the Allied Shinobi Forces before he was confronted by Sasuke and reanimated Itachi. He tried to kill the two brothers, who joined forces to take him down and undo the Reanimation Jutsu. Kabuto tried to mock Sasuke by reminding him of his desire for revenge against the village. After his defeat, Kabuto was redeemed and decided to make amends to Itachi by saving Sasuke from dying after he was stabbed in the chest by Madara.
Karin has had a deep infatuation for Sasuke since he saved her during the Chunin Exams when they were kids. They didn't formally meet until Sasuke became Orochimaru's apprentice and Karin was working as a subordinate. She developed a sexual attraction to him based on his good looks, his calm and calculating attidute, and his powerful chakra. She made attempts to seduce him or get him to be alone with her but he showed no interest in her and rejected her. However, he found her healing abilities useful for his team and she agreed to join the team after feigning rejection. While he was emotionally distant with her and the team, Sasuke protected them after being reminded of Team 7. As he became more corrupted, Karin became alarmed how "cold and dark" his chakra was but remained attracted to him. When Sasuke was willing to sacrifice her to kill Danzo, he said she became a burden to him for getting taken as a hostage so easily. He was going to kill her before Sakura intervened Enraged of what he did to her, Karin said she was done with Sasuke. She later vented her rage at him for stabbing her but when he simply apologized, she realized she couldn't stay mad at him and forgave him. In the war, she panicked as Sasuke was dying from being stabbed by Madara, and whil under the Infinite Tsukiyomi, Karin revealed that her dream was to see Sasuke smile at her. Years later, while still have feelings for Sasuke, Karin accepts that he is happy with his family; developing a friendship with Sakura and a fondness for Sarada, whom she helped deliver.
Suigetsu was the first test experiment Sasuke released after killing Orochimaru and enlisted his help in joining his team. Sasuke seems to pay little attention to Suigetsu's actions and finds his frequent arguing with Karin annoying. However, Sasuke demonstrates his habit of pulling off tricks with Suigetsu. As Sasuke's hatred overcame him, Sasuke discarded Suigetsu and the rest of his team, leaving them in midst of a heated battle against the Kage and not caring what happened to them. Due to not knowing what Sasuke did, Suigetsu helps Sasuke decide to revive Orochimaru so he can reanimate the previous four Hokage to determine what he should do with his life. Although terrified of getting involved in the war, Suigetsu felt pressured by Orochimaru to help Sasuke. Years later, Suigetsu would be blamed for the estrangement between Sasuke and his daughter after he erroneously concluded Karin was Sarada's real mother.
Jugo is very loyal to Sasuke because Jugo's surrogate brother died trying to deliver Sasuke to Orochimaru. Because of this, Jugo considers Sasuke as his brother's reincarnation and he is willing to anything for Sasuke. Unlike Karin and Suigetsu, Jugo never questions Sasuke for his actions no matter how bad or suspicious they appear, and Jugo is willing to sacrifice himself to protect Sasuke. Due to Jugo's fear of losing control of his Cursed Seal and going on a murderous rampage, Sasuke offers to keep him under control. Even after Sasuke abandoned his team, Jugo was still loyal to him due to being oblivious to what sasuke di and immediately joined him in the war.
When they first met, Sasuke told Naruto that his son, Boruto, reminded him of how Naruto was like as a child but Naruto insisted Boruto was similar to Sasuke at that age but retracted that as well. Naruto said Boruto is nothing like either of them because he never worked hard as a ninja, and Sasuke said the nature of a shinobi never changes, even in regards to Boruto. He was surprised when Boruto requested to be his student but Sasuke, remembering what Naruto said, told the boy to learn the Rasengan first. Although Boruto's Rasengan was small, Sasuke was impressed and was going to accept him before Boruto ran away because he though Sasuke's statement of the Rasengan being small meant he failed. Boruto then presented a standard-sized Rasengan and although Sasuke noticed the Kote Boruto was wearing and was a little disappointed, sasuke kept quiet and agreed to train him. Sasuke taught Boruto shurikenjutsu, but when Boruto complained it was Sarada's specialty because of her being Sasuke's daughter, Sasuke taught him that hard work makes it possible for others to learn techniques that belong to certain clans. He also tells Boruto about the hardships Naruto went through to become Hokage. He and Boruto develop a familial bond to where Boruto refers to him as "Uncle Sasuke". While he was disappointed at Boruto for cheating in the Exams, he knew lecturing the boy was pointless and instead sympathized with him for making a mistake. Even as Boruto doubted his abilities, Sasuke told him that he was strong shinobi who can one day surpass Naruto. Sasuke lent his forehead protector to Boruto as a sign he recognizes Boruto as a shinobi despite his mitakes and constantly protect him in the battle against Momoshiki and Kinshiki.
Sasuke first met Gaara at the Chunin exams and right away, they expressed an interest in fighting each other after noticing their respective powers. However, Sasuke was almost overpowered by Gaara's sand powers and was left severally wounded as he tried protecting Sakura and aiding Naruto. His defeat at Gaara's hands and witnessing Naruto defeat Gaara would be among Sasuke's reasons for defecting Konoha. As Gaara redeemed himself and became Kazekage, Sasuke fell deep into darkness and became an international criminal. When Sasuke attacked the Kage Summit to kill Danzo, Gaara stopped the Raikage from killing Sasuke and offered to talk to him. Gaara tried to convince Sasuke to let go of his hatred because it will gain him nothing based on his own experience of being consumed with rage and revenge, and asked him to give it up for Naruto's sake if he isn't able to see the light in darkness. Sasuke refused by saying his goals exist only in darkness and he lashed out at Gaara for saying he understands the Uchiha's anguish. Seeing the failure Sasuke had become and feeling sad for Naruto's failed attempts to save his friend, Gaara shed a tear for Sasuke and Naruto before trying to stop Sasuke who escaped. Gaara saw no hope of saving Sasuke and tried to get Naruto to give up on him, but the latter refused. Gaara then decided to put his faith in Naruto in dealing with Sasuke. After the war ended, a redeemed Sasuke seems to be on civil terms with Gaara due to that they had no problem working together in rescuing Naruto and posed for a photograph with Naruto, Boruto, and the other Kage.
After the massacre of the Uchiha Clan, Sasuke was raised as an outcast and orphan just like Naruto. The Villagers and almost all of the boys from his classroom despises of him for his attitude and actions. He had attention from most of the girls except Hinata (which annoyed him). After he defected Konoha and became a missing-nin, the villagers holds an even more hatred toward than before. After his brother's death from the hemoptysis, the villagers speak ill of Itachi which caused Sasuke to attempt to kill them but stopped by "Madara". After Danzo's death and interrupt the Kage Summit, he became a threat toward not only Konoha, but other villages as well. After the Fourth Shinobi War and his last fight against Naruto, Sasuke is freed from his hatred and imprisoned by Ibiki Morino until Kakashi Hatake, Sasuke's former mentor and the Sixth Hokage, freed him for freeing everyone from the God Tree. The Villagers no longer hates Sasuke and deemed him as a threat anymore.
Sasuke never had friends among his peers and considered himself far superior than his classmates until he was partnered with Naruto and Sakura. Sasuke had the attention of most of the girls (which annoyed him) but almost all of the boys disliked Sasuke for his attitude. Before defecting, Sasuke was willing to work together with his classmates but merely temporary comrades. After becoming a rogue ninja, his classmates joined together with Naruto to find him and bring him back to Sasuke, which was unsuccessful. When Naruto confronted Sasuke and shouted out that their friends risked their lives to find him, Sasuke was indifferent and retorted he didn't ask for them to look for him. Naruto further asked him if he was willing to turn his back on all of them for the sake of getting stronger and was enraged when Sasuke simply said yes. Three years later, when they learned Sasuke was an international criminal and his actions would lead to a war among the nations, they all opted to kill him to prevent this, although Naruto refused to go along with this and convinced them to let him deal with Sasuke on his own. When sasuke arrived on the battlefield, everyone was shocked and angry at him for suddenly showing up, and voiced their distrust in him but Sasuke said he didn't care what they thought of him. The fact he was willing to help them allowed them to put their ill feelings for him aside for the time being.
After learning the truth about the Uchiha Clan Downfall and it was Danzo who ordered it, Sasuke was overcome with rage and vowed revenge against him. His growing hatred towards the elder caused him to become ruthless and cold to the point where Sasuke was willing to kill anyone who stood in his way. Growing fearful of Sasuke's powers, Danzo fled the Kage Summit before he was intercepted by Tobi who then brought Sasuke and Karin so that Sasuke can fight him. Confronted by Sasuke, Danzo admitted the truth but insisted he ordered the massacre in the best interest of the village and Sasuke's actions were tarnishing Itachi's sacrifice. This enraged Sasuke who fought him and killed him several times before the elder came back to life each time. Eventually realizing he was no match against Sasuke, Danzo took Karin hostage but Sasuke didn't hesitate to stab them both with Chidori. Mortally wounded, Danzo committed suicide and tried to take Sasuke and Tobi with him but failed. Sasuke expressed thrill as "killing" the man responsible for ordering the massacre of his clan, and even as an adult, he seems to have no regret. Ironically, Sasuke was willing to mirror Danzo's actions by becoming the darkness in order to peace intact among the nations and eliminate any threat for peace, although Sasuke later protects the village in darkness, he does so cautiously and peacefully.
Tobi/Obito always had a special interest in Sasuke and intended to gain Sasuke's loyalty in order to have him destroy the village and aid the Akatsuki in the war. He was kept away from Sasuke due to Itachi secretly protecting his brother and began watching Sasuke while he fought against Itachi. After Itachi's death, Tobi/Obito approached Sasuke and told him the truth about the Uchiha Clan Downfall and Itachi's actions in order to gain Sasuke's trust. At first, Sasuke refused to believe it all and insisted that his brother was a traitor and a murderer but after remembering Itachi as a loving brother, Sasuke started to believe him and vowed vengeance against konoha. Tobi/Obito convinced Sasuke and Team Taka to join the Akatsuki but Sasuke and his group quickly defected and Tobi/Obito used Sasuke's hatred by ordering him to kill Danzo for ordering the Uchiha clan massacre and, by attacking the Kage Summit, declaring war on the five nations. Tobi/Obito reveals he has no consideration for Sasuke's well-being and will only protect him whenever it is convenient for his needs, such as when he sent a White Zetsu to inform the Kage of Sasuke's arrival despite telling Sasuke and his team to enter the Summit in secret, and when he informed Naruto of Sasuke's actions which would led to a confrontation between the two former friends. While Sasuke didn't trust Tobi/Obito, his desire to defeat Naruto was enough for a reason for Sasuke to work together with him. Ultimately, Sasuke decides to join forces with the Allied Forces and fight against Tobi/Obito, an action that surprised the latter. Even after Tobi reforms back to Obito and offers to help defeat Madara and Kaguya, Sasuke was reluctant and showed no concern for Obito's well-being, but did thank him for helping Sakura save him from being trapped in another dimension. In his last act, Obito sacrifices himself to save Sasuke and Naruto from Kaguya.
As soon as he entered in the war, Sasuke made it clear he intended to kill Madara to end the war and protect Konoha. Realizing Sasuke was related to him, Madara was amazed by Sasuke's powers and tried to appeal to him to join him, but Sasuke mocked him and refused. Although reluctant to kill a member of his clan, Madara ultimately stabbed Sasuke in the chest with his own sword and left him to die. After gaining the powers of the Six Sage, Sasuke and Naruto were ready to fight Madara after he awakened the Infinite Tsukuyomi but were left shocked when Madara was betrayed and stabbed by the Black Zetsu. In the climax, Sasuke tried to finish Madara off as he was dying but was stopped as Hashirama reconciled with Madara. Sasuke seemed deeply touched by their parting ways, likely because he knows he will have to be facing Naruto and kill him.
- His English Voice Actor, Yuri Lowenthal is best known voicing as Ben Tennyson from Ben 10: Alien Force and Shinra Kishitani from Durarara!!.