Sharingan Week On Anime Ninja! November 4, 2013
History of the Uchiha Clan
The Uchiha Clan originates from the lineage of the elder of the two sons of the Sage of the Six Paths, and is regarded as one of the most powerful clans of Konoha. The older brother inherited the “eye” of the sage, powerful chakra and almost spiritual energies. A time came when the Sage requires a successor, and he asked them what steps must be taken to save the world from chaos.
The older brother believed that power is essential for the stability and peace of the world while the younger brother preferred love as the solution to answer the Sage’s question.
The Sage prefers the answer of his younger son and subsequently chose him as his successor. The Sage’s decision caused the elder brother to envy and developed jealousy and hatred. This hatred that grew within the elder brother becomes what Tobi calls the “Curse of the Hatred”.
Even so, it turns out that love itself is a much powerful curse as it could turn into an eternal despair that resembles a bottomless pit when a moment came that the loved one is dead. Descended from the younger of the two brothers, the Senju clan became the eternal rivals of the Uchiha clan.
Prior to the founding of the ninja villages, the Uchiha clan is infamous as a clan that provides many mercenaries for hire. Aside them being respected with their “Sharingan” ability, they are also regarded as vicious fighters with immense battle prowess on the battlefields.
The special ability that is inherited by the members of the Uchiha clan is the Sharingan, a form of “kekkei genkai” which enables them to see colours deriving from Chakra and in turn absorbs and/or duplicates the skills of their opponents.
Even so, there are only a handful Uchiha clan members that are able to attain the highest level of the Sharingan ability, let alone there exists forbidden skills that are not to be learned.
Their roles on the battlefields are superior due to their “genjutsu”. It is not surprising that most ninjas will choose to flee instead of facing an opponent from the Uchiha clan.
Eventually after some periods of time, emerge a figure named Madara Uchiha who successfully attained the highest level of the Sharingan ability, the “Mangekyo Sharingan” and took over control of the clan’s leadership. Under Madara’s guidance, the Uchiha clan became increasingly more powerful and is able to annihilate other clans, and became recognized and trusted among the nobility.
Prior to the founding of the Konoha village, a number of Uchiha clan members have realized that they were being outclassed by their rival Senju clan. Eventually the two clans came to an agreement for an alliance, but conflicts emerged from even the smallest matters and further developed into genocide. The Senju clan becomes troubled and thus offered another agreement to form another alliance.
The offer was initially rejected by Madara, the leader of the Uchiha clan, who feared that an alliance will not benefit and weaken them. However, his mindset was changed after an event which Madara witnessed from the willpower of Senju clan’s Hashirama.
The two clans then agreed to form Konoha villagewith Hashirama Senju as head of the village, called the Hokage. However, this eventually fueled what lies beneath Madara’s earlier hunch regarding the forming of the alliance, that the Senju is weakening the Uchiha clan.
Madara then utilized a number of strategies and employed them to plan the rebellion which later became known as “Madara’s Betrayal”. The attempts failed, however, as the second Hokage Tobirama Senju managed to save himself and hid successfully after falsifying his death during the battles against Hashirama. Tobirama in turn gave control of Konoha’s military police in the hands of the Uchiha clan as a gesture of trust. It is through this measure that the Uchiha clan can be observed and controlled in order to anticipate the return of others that are likeminded as Madara Uchiha.
Years passed by until several members of the Uchiha clan, like Setsuna Uchiha for example, realized that they have been alienated and believed in the fact that they were also kept at a distance from Konoha’s management. Even though Setsuna and his followers tried to rebel against Konoha like Madara did, it was already too late as the Senju clan has entirely dominated the Uchiha clan.
It was until the traumatizing incident that befell Konoha as the nine-tailed fox attacked the village of Konoha, the village elders immediately suspected the Uchiha clan members as the mastermind. Tobirama Senju then ordered the total alienation of the Uchiha clan.
What Tobirama did increased the existing divide between the Uchiha and Konoha village. The situation then became more complicated when the young Obito Uchiha, who were thought to be dead, witnessed Rin’s death and adopted the ideals of Madara Uchiha.
This is where the divide within the Uchiha clan started. Playing a major role in this divide is Itachi Uchiha, the first member of the clan that did not agree to his father, Fugaku Uchiha’s coup against Konoha. Itachi revealed Uchiha’s plans to Konoha.
Meanwhile, Shisui Uchiha, a friend of Itachi also did not agree to the coup that Itachi’s father is planning, and they in turn helped and assisted in the defense of Konoha village. Unfortunately, Shisui lost his right eye during a duel with Danzo. Shisui managed to survive however, and as proof of his loyalty, pulled out his remaining left eye and gave it to Itachi.
Dark days seem to continuously reign over the Uchiha clan. Even when the third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi attempts to achieve peace with the Uchiha clan, Danzo in reality continues to become the executor and annihilated children and even the innocent…
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