Guest post by Max
Itachi proved to be one of the toughest shinobi with his Sharingan. He may not be the main character of Naruto, but he is not far from it in terms of popularity among the fans. Moreover, a good part of the audience prefers him to the other main characters, and for good reason.
Shinobi is publicly recognized as a genius, people who can compete with him are rare. His prowess is partly attributed to his dojutsu, the Sharingan. In particular, Itachi’s perfect use of his dojutsu has made him one of the most iconic members of the Uchiha clan.
What is the name of Itachi’s Sharingan?
Itachi awakened the Sharingan at the age of 8, after witnessing the death of his teammate Tenma Izumo, and mastered it soon after. From a young age, he has demonstrated skill and power beyond that of most of his clan. He manages to keep his Sharingan active almost constantly, with minimal depletion of his chakra levels. His Sharingan allows Itachi to see the flow of chakra, predict movements, and facilitate his use of genjutsu. Against other genjutsu users, he can turn their genjutsu against them.
Itachi awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan after witnessing Shisui’s suicide. His design consists of three curves spiraling around the pupil. With his two eyes, he can use Tsukuyomi, a genjutsu that traps opponents’ minds in an illusionary world, altering their perception of time. With his right eye, he can use Amaterasu, igniting everything he looks at with black flames that burn everything, including the fire itself. He also had the ability to extinguish Amaterasu.
Using all these techniques requires a large amount of chakra. By using these techniques too often in a short period of time, Itachi would get so tired that his Sharingan would completely deactivate. With each use of his Mangekyō Sharingan, his eyesight would deteriorate, a process that would get progressively worse with each opportunity. At first, uses of the Mangekyō only caused his eyes to bleed, but by the end of his life, he reached the point where he was nearly blind, and most things appeared to him as mere blurs.
What is the most powerful Sharingan?
The Mangekyo Sharingan is the advanced form of the Sharingan and one of the most powerful known Kekkei Genkai in the entire Naruto series. Originally used by Madara Uchiha and his brother Izuna Uchiha, the Mangekyo Sharingan awakens when an Uchiha suffers a severe trauma caused by the loss of a loved one. Several people with this power have appeared in Naruto’s history over the years and have demonstrated the formidable abilities of this eye.
Kotoamatsukami is described as one of the most powerful Uchiha Genjutsu, if not the most powerful. Unique to Shisui Uchiha’s Mangekyo Sharingan, it allows him to throw a powerful genjutsu at anyone and manipulate them at will without them even realizing it.
Practiced by Itachi Uchiha, Tsukuyomi is an incredibly powerful genjutsu. Unlike any other genjutsu, Tsukuyomi traps people in a different world where Itachi has complete control over space and time. He could then manipulate things as he wished and torture his victims in many ways.
But it is the Kamui Raikiri that is by far the most powerful technique that Kakashi Hatake has in his Mangekyo Sharingan. By receiving the full power of Obito’s eyes and the Six Paths chakra, he has gained enough power to fight and even injure Kaguya Otsutsuki.
Why does everyone love Itachi?
Itachi is a model ninja. When he was still in the academy, he always managed to get excellent grades, with the highest grades in the Ninja Academy right behind Minato Namikaze. He was also able to learn many ninja techniques on his own, even the high-level ninjutsu of the Jonin class. At the age of 7, Itachi graduated from the Academy with the highest grade in his class. At the age of 10, he passed the Chuunin exams and joined the Anbu one year later. Promoted to captain of the Anbu at the age of 13, his academic and professional achievements are the pride of his family.
His techniques and abilities earned him the reputation of being one of the best ninjas in the world. Orochimaru, a member of the Sannin, has recognized that Itachi is stronger than him. According to Obito, Itachi can kill Sasuke easily, even if he wants to and even if he is seriously injured. As for Shisui, considered the strongest Uchiha of his time, he says that one day Itachi will surpass him and become the one who will protect the Uchiha name.
Itachi purposely imbued Sasuke’s heart and mind with hatred and vengeance so that one day Sasuke would be able to master the Mangekyō Sharingan. Not to mention that when he was killed by Sasuke, Itachi would give away his Sharingan and hand over the eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. Above all, although Itachi killed all the members of the Uchiha clan, he was always very attached to his family until the end of his life. And conversely, although he himself betrayed the Uchiha clan, his parents were not prejudiced and were very proud of their eldest son for being able to accomplish such a difficult task. Before they died, they also asked Itachi to look after Sasuke.