The Uchiha clan is one of the most powerful clans in Narutoverse. From the moment Sasuke manifested his Sharingan until the time he obtained his Rinnegan, we have seen other Uchihas exhibit various abilities related to their Sharingan. Yet, there are many questions about Sharingan and its abilities. These questions are often surrounded by many theories. We will discredit some false theories and give you some facts and answers about Sharingan, and the Mangekyou Sharingan’s abilities!
First, let’s understand,
What is Sharingan?
Sharingan, the Kekkei Genkai Dojutsu from the Uchiha clan. Uchiha’s descend from the Sage of Six Path. Their eye Jutsu, a vulgarized version of the Rinne sharingan of Kaguya Otsutsuki, is what they call their eye Jutsu. Indra, her grandson, was the first to have the Sharingan.
Under stress or positive shock, the basic 3 Tomoe Sharingan manifests. It can manifest with any combination of the 3 tomoes, or just one or two. This depends on the skill and user’s mental state. The user’s brain releases a specific type of chakra to the optic nervous system. This transforms the normal eye into a Sharingan.
Basic sharingan grants two abilities to the user. These are:
Eye of Insight
It can see chakra and give it colour to distinguish it from its source and composition. It can detect abnormalities in chakra flow and see through certain obstructions, such as those caused genjutsu.
It also gives the user incredible sight clarity, allowing them to read lips and mimic things like hand signs that copy jutsus. It also allows for kinetic vision.
Eye of Hypnotism
The user can now cast genjutsu. When someone looks at the Sharingan user, these powers are activated. They can place their target in a Genjutsu, extract vital information, or give instructions. The Sharingan user can even take full control of the target’s entire body and force them to follow the instructions.
The Mangekyou Sharingan is obtained when a basic Sharingan is created. Mangekyou sharingan is activated when the user experiences extreme emotions, be they happy or sad. It is generally believed that it is sad emotions. To achieve Mangekyou, the clan ritually killed their closest friends and loved ones.
What makes each Mangekyou Sharingan capability different?
Mangekyou Sharingan’s abilities are affected by the user’s mental state. Each Mangekyou Sharingan has its own unique abilities.
Let’s take a look at the different abilities of Mangekyou sharingan as displayed by the most powerful Uchiha clan member. This will allow us to better understand and gain insight into the differences in our abilities.
What Is Obito Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Ability?
Obito saw Rin die at the hands his best friend when he unlocked his Mangekyou Sharingan. He was unable to stop this from happening in that situation. His deepest desire drove him to curse himself for his lack of speed. He would have been able save her if he were faster. He also felt that it was not worth living in a world without her. His Mangekyou was able to teleport himself and others without distance restrictions. Also, he created a dark dimension and all that is in it are black things. A world where there is nothing without him, similar to the one he wanted. Obito has this ability.
What Is Shisui Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Ability?
He unlocked his Mangekyou. Shisui wanted to end the coup by changing the hearts of all members of the Uchiha clan. He was able to manifest a genjutsu-based ability. His strong desire to change hearts led him to develop his Mangekyou ability, which is the strongest genjutsu. Without even making eye contact, it was able change the heart of the person before him. His Kotoamatsukami had a genjutsu so powerful that it could undo powerful ones such as the impure world resurrection.
It could force anyone to obey absolute rules and put them into a genjutsu they would not be able to break. His Mangekyou can also be programmed to target certain patterns or individuals. Shisui wanted to change the hearts of his clansmen but only after his Mangekyou had reached its cooldown period of ten years. This is more of a curse than a blessing for such a powerful ability. This cooldown period would have allowed Shisui to become the Lelouch in Naruto without any drawbacks from Lelouchs Geass.
What Are Itachi Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Ability?
Itachi, a child prodigy and pacifist was unlocked his Mangekyou after his best friend killed himself. He wanted to rule the world, build it to his liking and kill everyone who stood in his way to protect Konoha.
He was able to manifest two abilities, Tsukuyomi or Amaterasu. Tsukuyomi is a genjutsu that Itachi used to control the mind of others by making them feel as though they were in another world. Itachi can control everything in this world. His Tsukuyomi could make seconds seem like days in the real world. He could also torture or kill his opponent by burning their brains beyond repair. This technique was used on Kakashi, and Sasuke. Tsunade Senju is the only one who can reverse Tsukuyomi’s psychological scars.
The second is Amaterasu. This black fire can destroy everything and anything. It can’t be delayed using anything. It cannot be sealed or moved to another dimension. It will continue to burn until the target is completely ashes.
What Are Sasuke Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Ability?
Sasuke had the same abilities as Itachi, but there were fewer upgrades or downgrades. Sasuke was not concerned about how others view him. He just wanted revenge on his brother for mistreating him. These emotions are reflected in his Mangekyou abilities. Tsukuyomi, such as his, was far from Itachis and could not alter reality like Itachi. His amaterasu, however, was more advanced than Itachis. Sasuke was able to control the flames from his amaterasu, unlike Itachi. He could use them for offense and defense. They could be used in conjunction with his other attacks, and he could even turn them off at will. Because destruction was his sole goal. His only destructive power, the amaterasu, was greater than what Itachi could do.
Many other people were able to manifest Mangekyou, but they are not mentioned in the manga and anime. Users such as Fugaku, Madara, Izuna etc.
Susanoo Abilities are Different for Every User and Each Color
The above information shows that the deepest needs and users mindset when unlocking the Mangekyou are crucial in the manifestations of the abilities. This is why Susanoo’s mangekyou ability is unique to each user.
Again, Susanoo’s design and appearance depend on the user’s mindset. Itachi and Shisui had Susanoo that were bright because they were good people and wanted to do good for all. Sasuke and Madara had dark, devilish-looking Susanoo. Obito, however, had Obito.
Susanoo’s abilities are similar to Mangekyou abilities, and/or the deepest desires of its user. Itachis’ Susanoo was able to defend and offend with the Yata Mirror or sword of Totsuka. This showed That Itachi’s main desire was to protect, even though he would do anything to get it. His brothers Susanoo, on the other hand, had a crossbow which could fire a volley arrows made from Amaterasu flames. Hence, denoting his love for destruction.
This is why each Mangekyou ability is unique. We are now able to ask a few more questions, such as can Sasuke or Madara use their Mangekyou capabilities even when using his Rinnegan? Are Uchiha members able to use the Mangekyou skills of other Uchiha members? Register to be notified when these questions are answered in our next blogs.