[Story] Itachi Uchiha February 1, 2017
Today we will be looking at one of the Akatsuki members story, Itachi Uchiha
Itachi Uchiha (うちはイタチ, Uchiha Itachi) was a prodigy of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan. the first child born to Mikoto and Fugaku Uchiha. His early childhood was marked with violence: when he was four years old, the Third Shinobi World War waged and he witnessed first-hand many of the war’s casualties. The death and destruction he experienced at such a young age traumatised Itachi and made him a pacifist.
At age 5, Itachi met Shisui. With their similar views, the two quickly became best friends and formed a brother-like bond, training together and teaching each other new skills. Though peace-loving, Itachi was a natural prodigy in the shinobi arts, praised as the best of his generation.
He began to study history, not just of his clan or his village but of the world, and by doing so he gained a broader appreciation of what was important. Learning so much enabled him to understand how events of the past came to happen and, when he applied that same understanding into the future, he became concerned for where things were going.
With his talents soon being recognised, at age 7, Itachi graduated from the Academy at the top of his class in a single year. At age 8, Itachi joined a team and was tasked with guarding the Fire Daimyō during his annual visit to Konoha. During the mission, the convoy was attacked by a masked individual, who killed Itachi’s team mate in front of his eye, resulting in him awakening his Sharingan,which he mastered at the same age.
At age 10, Konoha officials allowed Itachi to compete in the Chūnin Exams by himself, which he passed and became a chūnin.
At age 11, he entered the Anbu and by age 13, he was promoted to Anbu captain.. Itachi’s accomplishments were a source of great pride for his family, his father viewing him as proof of the Uchiha’s future prosperity and his brother viewing him as a model to live up to. Eventually, the Uchiha’s disdain for their unfair treatment lead them to plan a coup d’état. Fugaku, head of the Uchiha and the coup’s chief conspirator, encouraged Itachi’s advancement into the Anbu’s ranks as a means of spying on the village.
Itachi, however, knew an Uchiha coup would lead to intervention from other villages and ultimately start another World War, something he could not support. He instead became a double agent, reporting the Uchiha’s actions to the Third Hokage and the Konoha Council in the hopes it would help them find a peaceful resolution.
In the end all peaceful options seems to be dwindling. Although the Third Hokage still wished to negotiate with the Uchiha, Danzō Shimura recognised that there was no longer an outcome that could see the Uchiha clan’s survival. He explained this to Itachi and left him a choice: support the Uchiha’s coup and have the whole clan, including Sasuke, killed in the ensuing conflict, or accept the assignment to wipe out the clan before the coup started and be allowed to spare Sasuke. Itachi chose his brother.
In one night Itachi slaughtered the entire clan. Itachi took it upon himself to personally execute his parents. Despite his betrayal, they bore him no ill-will, instead telling him in the moments before they were killed that they were proud of him and requesting that he take care of Sasuke.
Afterwards, he threaten Danzō he would leak Konoha’s secrets to enemy villages if he touched Sasuke, having realised Danzō could not be trusted to keep his promises. For his final business in the village, Itachi visited the Third Hokage and reported his mission completed, much to the Third’s surprise and disappointment. Itachi requested that the Third look after Sasuke, which the Third vowed to do. Itachi left the village publicly a traitor but secretly with a new mission: to infiltrate Tobi’s organisation, Akatsuki, and keep it from moving against Konoha.
In Anime Ninja, you can recruit Itachi as your team member once you reach Lv 80. Itachi can be recruited from S Ninja Club and can be upgrade to improve his abilities even further!!