Madara Uchiha is a character in the Naruto Series. He was a legendary shinobi who led the Uchiha clan prior to and after forming Konohagakure with his rival, Hashirama Senju, decades before being revived by Kabuto Yakushi and becoming one of the main antagonists of the series.
BackgroundEditBorn into the Uchiha clan before the era of shinobi villages in a time of never-ending war, Madara grew up as a highly competitive boy and the older brother of five other Uchiha. After four of his brothers had been killed by the Senju clan, the Uchiha's rival clan, Madara met Hashirama Senju at a riverside while trying to skip a stone across the water, and the two formed a rivalry. After each gave the other their first name, traditional at the time, an enemy shinobi's body drifted to the surface, and Madara recognized Hashirama as a shinobi as he ran across the water, before returning home. Some time later, Madara met Hashirama at the riverside again and attempted to comfort the depressed Senju, saying he had lost four brothers when he learned hashirama had lost a brother. As he stated their mutual belief that the way to end constant war is to ally with one's enemies, Madara managed to successfully skip a stone to the other shore. After that, Madara and Hashirama began to meet on a regular basis, training together and discussing the concept of building their own village in the future where children would not have to go into battle and where war may be brought to an end. While Hashirama had these aspects in mind, Madara's only reason for wanting to build the village was so that he could watch over his last and beloved brother, Izuna. Their meeting were not mean't to last, however, as their fathers, Tajima Uchiha and Butsuma Senju, found out about their meeting and attempted to set a trap. Madara and Hashirama warned each other of this and as they attempted to flee, their fathers and brothers confronted each other. Madara and Hashirama interviened in the fight and prevented their brothers from being killed, and Madara, siding with his family, broke off his friendship with Hashirama, formerly introducing himself to his rival as he awakened his Sharingan. Afterwards, Madara and his family fled.
Along with Hashirama, Madara also trained extensively with his younger brother, Izuna, and the two formed a strong, loving bond. Together, they awakened the Mangekyo Sharingan, which the brothers used to take control over the Uchiha clan, with Madara becoming its leader. Paralleling this, Hashirama became the leader of the Senju clan. Following the day of the trap, Madara and Hashirama began to battle on a daily basis, in even battles. On one occasion, Madara and Izuna confronted Hashirama and his brother, Tobirama Senju, each pair with some of their clansmen with them. Madara and Hashirama were evenly matched as always, however in their fight, Tobirama fatally wounded Izuna. Madara rushed to his brother's side, and Hashirama offered Madara the chance to accept a truce between their clans. At Izuna's suggestion, Madara refused and fled with his dying brother. Afterwards, the remaining Uchiha present joined sides with the Senju and the rest of the Uchiha clan lost faith Madara. Izuna died from his wound, but left his eyes to Madara, who promised his brother to use them to protect the Uchiha. Madara transplanted the eyes, awakening the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. Madara later confronted Hashirama and the rest of the Senju clan alone, and declared that there would never be peace between their clans. After a long battle that lasted a full day and night, Madara was finally defeated for the first time. Hashirama stopped his brother from killing Madara, and Madara told him that he could no longer trust him because of what happened to Izuna, and said that to regain his trust, he must either kill his brother or himself. When Hashirama resolved to kill himself and ordered Tobirama not kill Madara after he was gone, Madara stopped him, noting his courage, and accepted the truce.
Madara and Hashirama, their clans, and all the ones they conquered formed an alliance with the Land of Fire, who needed help controlling their territory, leading to Madara and Hashirama to found the first shinobi village, which they dreamed of as children in the very place they wanted to build it. After construction of the village was complete, Madara and Hashirama stoon on the cliff overlooking the village, where Hashirama expressed his wish to make Madara the First Hokage, who was to be the leader and protector of the village, even going so far as to state that he would carve Madara's face into the cliff to symbolize that role. After Hashirama brought up the subject of a name for the village, Madara picked up a leaf with a hole in it and, peering through it down at the village, named it Konohagakure. After Tobirama arrived, Madara followed them and listened to their conversation, during which Tobirama discriminated against Madara, stating that the villagers would never allow him to be made Hoakge and that even the Uchiha clan viewed Hashirama as the real founder of Konohagakure, unassisted by Madara. Shaken by this lack of trust, Madara began to doubt the worth of the village. After Hashirama democratically became Hokage, Madara stated that Tobirama would likely be the Second Hokage when Hashirama expressed his wish that Madara succeed him and that he would now leave the village to pursue his real goal, which he claimed was unattached to Konohagakure and that Hashirama couldn't take part in, again becoming a hate-filled and vengeful man. However, Madara attempted to contest Hashirama for the title of Hokage, during which time he attempted to force Iwagakure into serving Konohagakure, defeated Mu and Onoki, two Kage in its history when they engaged him in battle when he did. After realizing that he would not be able to replace Hashirama as Hokage, Madara, already long abandoned by his clan, left the village and began to attack it in revenge.
After many assaults, Madara sought out Kurama, the strongest tailed beast, and subdued him with his Sharingan to use as a weapon. Madara later confronted Hashirama, who had come to end his reign of terror. Their final battle began with Madara and Hashirama stalemating in physical combat, forcing them to switched ninjutsu. Madara summoned Kurama, controlled by his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, and Hashirama used his Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique to bind the beast. Madara fired a Tailed Beast Ball at Hashirama, which he caught with his Wood Release: Wood Human Technique. However, the ball exploded, forcing Hashirama to shield himself with Wood Release, and allowing Madara, who had just activated his perfect form of Susanoo, to shape it into a suit of armor, which he then clad Kurama with. Madara attempted to slash Hashirama with his Susanoo Sword, but the latter caught it with a pair of giant wooden hands. Madara then used the other to bisect them, along with several other pairs created by Hashirama, as well as six mountains with just one swinging swoop. As Hashirama attempted to lead him to the shoreline, Madara produced another Tailed Beast Ball, which he stabbed his Susanoo Sword through, before boomaranging it at Hashirama, who managed to alter its path with his Tripple Rashoman summoning defense, instead causing it to be sent to the opposite shoreline at the beach. Madara then declared that he was not the same enemy that he was the last time they fought and rebuked Hashirama as he attempted to lecture him when he mentioned the words "our brothers", which angered Madara. Hashirama then entered Sage Mode and used his Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands technique, and the two clashed in colossal, devastating combat, with Madara using a barrage of Tailed Beast Balls combined with Susanoo Swords to counter Hashirama attack, managing to destroy most of the statue's arms, leaving only its forearms. However, Hashirama managed to beat off the Susanoo on Kurama and Madara was forced to retreat from its head to avoid one of the staue's forearms, which knocked Kurama unconscious. Madara then engaged Hashirama directly and the two battle in close, even combat well into the night, resulting in them both being severely battered and exhausted, with Madara having been forced to deactivate his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and Hashirama having been forced out of Sage Mode. As they made a final dash, Madara seemingly defeated Hashirama. As he rebuked Hashirama's attempts to reason with him one last time, Madara was suddenly impaled through the chest from behind by Hashirama, who had switched with a wood clone before they dashed. Hearing Hashirama state that he would not hesitate to strike down any threat to his village, regardless of who it was, Madara acknowledged he had changed and declared that Konohagakure would eventually be swallowed by darkness as he seemingly fell dead.
After the battle, which had left the landscape extremely scared, with a giant chasm, and huge river and waterfall forming a whole new valley, Mito Uzumaki, Hashirama's wife, sealed Kurama inside herself at her husband's request. The valley created in Madara and Hashirama's final battle was named the Valley of the End, and two statues of them were built facing each other in battle poses, symbolizing their undying rivalry. Despite the common belief of his demise after his defeat, Madara was able to survive and gained a portion of Hashirama's DNA, allowing him access to his rival's Wood Release kekkei genkai. Decades later, Madara awoke the Rinnegan and transplated his eyes into Nagato, a member of the Uzumaki clan, without the boy knowing, transplanting a spare Sharingan into his left eye socket. During the Third Shinobi World War, Madara saved Obito Uchiha from death and eventually told him of his plan for all of humanity to be drawn into a genjutsu and be made happy and peaceful, the Eye of the Moon Plan. At this point, Madara had been reduced to using the Demonic Staue of the Outer Path, the empty vessel of the Ten-Tails, the original tailed beast, as a life support system, being connected to it to receive chakra to stay alive. After training Obito in the use of forbidden techniques of different sorts, along with other things, Madara severed the tendrils on his back that were connecting him to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path and, with his dying breath, told Obito to fufil his will and revive him when the time was right to fulfil his plans.
NarutoEditMadara Uchiha was resurrected by Kabuto Yakushi as blackmail for Obito Uchiha, the leader of Akatsuki, a organization of S-Rank missing-nin, whom Kabuto wanted to assist in the Fourth Shinobi World War in exchange for giving him Sasuke Uchiha. In the war, after having lost so many other revived shinobi, Kabuto has Mu, the revived Second Tsuchikage(who knew Madara in the past), summon Madara to the battlefield. After breaking himself out of his coffin, Madara voices his belief that Nagato, a Rinnegan bearer, had revived him, but Mu tells Madara that he was revived by the Impure World Reincarnation. Shocked by this revelation, Madara and Mu confront Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage,'s Fourth Division, where Madara learns of the formation of the Allied Shinobi Forces. After he asks Mu who used the Impure World Reincarnation to revive him, Kabuto takes control of Mu, and he and Madara begin to converse about the special conditions he was revived in(Madara was revived in his prime body, but with all the power he had attained by his old age) and Kabuto requests Madara to show him his legendary power.Dodging an attack from Gaara, Madara uses his Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation technique to attack the division, which was countered by several Water Release: Water Encampment Walls. Madara then attacks through the steam and commandeers a sword, which he then uses the slash through several of the division's shinobi. When Gaara catches his sword, Madara kicks an attacker away and uses his Susanoo's ribs to counter a combination attack from Naruto Uzumaki and Onoki, the Third Tsuchikage. He then proceeds to decimate the shinobi close to him and, when Gaara uses his sand to pull Madara from his Susanoo and into the path of Naruto's Rasenshuriken, Madara activates his Rinnegan and absorbs the chakra in the attack. After conversing with Kabuto some more about what he knew of him, Madara uses his Rinnegan in conjuction with his Susanoo to summon a meteorite, telling Kabuto the improvements to his powers were his, not Kabuto's.
As Onoki flew towards his meteorite to try and lighten it, Madara recognizes him and, when he and Gaara manage to stop its descent, he commends them, before bringing down a second meteorite on the first, decimating most of the Fourth Division and nearly killing Onoki. After reforming, Madara jumps down close to the survivors of his attack and converses with Onoki, belittling him and stating that mankind would be better off sleeping peacefully in the Infinite Tsukuyomi(the key genjutsu of the Eye of the Moon Plan) since they can't change from the way they were in the past. Charging at the survivors, Madara and Mu are repelled by Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, and A, the Fourth Raikage, who had just been transported to the battlefield. To his shock, Madara is confronted by all five of the current Kage when Mei, the Fifth Mizukage, is teleported to their location. Despite now facing the five strongest shinobi in the world together, Madara favorably looks on this as a surprise, stating that any less would be an inadequate fighting challenge for him.As he is assaulted by Mei, Madara jumps up to avoid her Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique and is punched downward by A, where he uses his Susanoo's ribs to block Mei's lava and A's karate chop, before being covered by another torrent of lava. Emerging unharmed, Madara commends A and Mei's impressive offensive abilities and proceeds to test the Kage's defensive capailities with his Yasaka Magatama technique, which was blocked by Gaara and Onoki. Smashing through their double-layered shield, Madara's vision is clounded by Mei's Hiding In Mist technique and he is repelled by A and Onoki's combined efforts. As the battle rages on, Madara destroys Onoki's looming stone gollem with his Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees technique, knocks the Kage into the forest from behind, and sets it ablaze with his Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction technique after they pass out from the pollen there. However, Onoki manages to force himself awake and destroys Madara's forest flowers, while also exposing a face formed on Madara's chest from the DNA of Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage, which shocks the Kage.
Hearing Tsunade's response, Madara questions if she is Hashirama's descendant, saying he will kill her first if she was and that he will do it for that reason only when Mei tries to say that is a obvious battle tactic. Madara then proceeds to degrade Tsunade for being so much less than Hashirama and for being a weak woman, but the latter argues that she was not weak and that he shouldn't underestimate the Will of Fire(Tsunade's shared belief of her grandfather's). Hearing all of her rules for medical shinobi as she activates her Strength of a Hundred Technique, Madara realizes Tsunade is stronger than A when she manages to fracture his Susanoo's ribs and repel him. He tries to counter with Fire Release, but is countered and repelled himself by Mei into a combined barrage from Tsunade and A, assisted by Onoki, that results in his Susanoo being destroyed and him sent crashing into the rocks below. Madara admits he was wrong to call Tsunade weak, but reprimands her recklessness as the other Kage depend on her for healing and recovery.
Madara then proceeds to question what Hashirama had left the current shinobi since they are so much weaker than he and Madara are, lamenting that he would have taught him how to rise from the dead if he had known, and that all that was left of him was the power that Madara now held. Stating that this was also the case with his brother, Izuna,'s eyes, Madara tells Tsunade that only hatred can be passed down. He is then struck by a powerful punch from Tsunade that seemed to allow Gaara the time to seal him, but Madara quickly impales Tsunade from below with his Susanoo's sword, before emerging from a tree root and revealing that they had only sealed a wood clone Madara had created to fool them. He is then shocked when Tsunade broke his Susanoo's sword blade and threw it at him, but his Susanoo's ribs block it and he repels Tsunade into a boulder, before seeing that her technique heals wounds without the need of hand seals, similar to Hashirama. Madara then counters Onoki's Dust Release: Detachment of Primitive World Technique from behind, saying he can absorb it and that he let it hit him before to show the Kage Hashirama's face to lower their determination.
Madara then converses with Tsunade and Mei about the reason for the five-on-one odds and creates twenty-five more wood clones, sending five to each Kage. Asking them to think of this as an acknowledgement of their power(a retorment of Mei's statement seconds before), Madara askes the Kage if they want the clones to use Susanoo or not, much to their collective shock. Madara watches as the Kage are easily and progressively overpowered by the clones and their Susanoo and curses Onoki when the latter saves A from death and spurs the Kage on. Recognizing Onoki as the main threat out of the Kage, Madara is partially destroyed by a combined assault of all five Kage, that destroys his clones as well. As he regenerates, Madara is then attacked by Mei using her Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique, which A had infused with lightning-natured chakra and that also had Gaara's sand mixed in it. As the sand restrains him and his body is numbed, Madara acknowledges the Kage's might, releases his complete, gigantic Susanoo, and overwhelms their efforts.Saying that even their power was futile against this, Madara states that only Hashirama could stop him and that his being dead was in their favor, as he draws one of his Susanoo's katanas and repels the five Kage, while also demolishing a large portion of the mountain range behind them with just a single sword swing, before finishing his sentence saying that if he was the only one they had to fight with, the damage to the landscape wouldn't be as drastic. As he prepares to strike the Kage with a finishing blow, Madara's Susanoo suddenly vanishes and he is engulfed with light, much to his surprise. Realzing that the Impure World Reincarnation was released, Madara attacks the Kage with his Fire Release: Dragon Flame Release Song technique, which Tsunade blocks before her Strength of a Hundred technique finally runs out. As Madara's soul appears to burst free from its shell, the battle seems over, but Tsunade is then surprised to see his soul suddenly re-encase in his body and he attacks her with his Susanoo's sword. However, he is surprised himself when she manages to dodge and wonders if she had received chakra when he sees her spirit had returned.
Explaining to the baffled Kage that he had severed connection to Kabuto to escape the deactivation of the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara states that the only only risk of the techique is that if someone revived with it knows the seal, they can release their summoning contract with the technique, which he then proceeds to do, allowing him permanent access to it benifits and destroying the possibility of ever being controlled by Kabuto. He then criticises Mei for not realizing that he was not the kind of person to allow himself to be bound by such a technique as that after fighting him and states that he will not use his final Susanoo against them again, as it would insult his power since anyone who had seen it was supposed to die. Stating that he was now bored with fighting the five Kage, Madara decides to go after Naruto and get back Kurama, but is blocked from leaving by Onoki, which he finds unsightly. Reluctantly, Madara continues fighting the five Kage and defeats them, leaving them all critically wounded, with Tsunade bifurcated by a tree, before leaving to join Obito Uchiha in his fight against Naruto, Kakashi Hatake, Might Guy, and Killer B, the Eight-Tails jinchuriki. Upon arriving, Madara comments that Obito seemed to be having fun, much to the shock of the Konoha shinobi present, who believed he was with the Kage. Striking up a conversation with Obito, the two Uchiha ignore their opponents until Naruto asks Madara what happened to the Kage, to which Madara states that they are simply not "ok". Continuing to question Obito about his actions so far and about why he was revived like he was, Madara is given back his war fan by Obito and he uses it to block huge stakes thrown by Naruto with a chakra shield. He then asks Obito why he had chosen to revive the Ten-Tails in an incomplete form, stating that its not too late to seal Naruto and Killer B and fully revive the Ten-Tails. He then asks what happened to Nagato and was informed that the latter had betrayed them. Disregarding this, Madara blocks and repells Naruto with his Uchiha Return war fan technique and tells Obito to deal with Kakashi and Might Guy, while he deals with Naruto and Killer B.
After overwhelming Killer B and Might Guy, Madara attempts to convince Naruto that his intentions were for the good of humanity, but the latter bursts out of a pile of stones and declares that he will not fall for Madara's tricks. Madara states that he had been tolerant of Naruto to that point because he was the real jinchuriki, but that he wouldn't hold back any longer and proceeds to create a giant wooden dragon with his Wood Release: Wood Dragon technique, stating Hashirama had used it to bind Kurama in the past, and uses it to clash with Naruto's full transformation into Kurama, seemingly equally. Madara defeats Naruto, binding his full transformation into Kurama with the dragon, and using it to absorb his chakra. Madara then restrains Might Guy and Killer B with the Wood Release to prevent them from interfering, and activates his Susanoo to "tighty up" the battlefield of all hindrances to his and Obito's plans. Attempting to stab Killer B with his Susanoo's swords, Madara is countered by Naruto, using his Nine-Tails cloak's chakra arms, and he is struck from behind by Might Guy's Daytime Tiger taijutsu move, of the inner Eight Gates. After the Ten-Tails revival is complete, Madara laments that he failed to add the Eight and Nine-Tails to the mix, but reluctantly accepts this and prepares for the final phase of his plan.Jumping on top of the Ten-tails' head with Obito, Madara retorts his apprentice's desire to want to start the Infinite Tsukuyomi right away, saying it would be wiser to take care of the opposition first, as the ritual for the genjutsu would take time to start, and that their opponents would no doubt get in their way. After Naruto appears to be preparing his Shadow Clone Technique again, Madara states that that would only multiply his incompetence, before stating that he and his friends were a disorderly group, and repeating his statement about Naruto being incompetent. Afterwards, Madara and Obito are confronted by the entirety of what remained of the Allied Shinobi Forces. Madara chastises Naruto and Obito for arguing, saying that they should finish the battle. When the forces, guided by Shikaku Nara, hinder Madara and Obito's vision, as well as the Ten-tails', and trap it in concrete, Madara priases the collab attack as being perfect. When Naruto attacks with a platoon of shinobi, Madara declares the effort a pitiful one. Lamenting that attacking the enemy's mind was the basics as Naruto assaults them with a group of shinobi, Madara contemplates that to do that to him and Obito, they would first have to stop the Ten-Tails, as it breaks free in its mature form and repels their attackers. Telling Obito thhat they should use Hashirama's cells to strengthen their hold on the Ten-Tails as it would soon become hard to control it, Madara asks him if he wants to see the power of the Ten-Tails in this form, to the latter's agreement.
When an allied shinobi throws the Ten-Tails off balance and causes it to fire a Tailed Beast Ball off into the distance, Madara states that their control over the beast was not good enough yet, but that it should be fine until its next transformation. When Obito states that to achieve full control over the Ten-Tails, becoming a jinchuriki was necessary, Madara states that he needs a living body to do so. When Obito then tells him that he can't just destroy himself with the Tailed Beast Ball to kill the alliance, as it would also kill Obito and that he was at the latter's mercy, Madara comments that he has quite the attitude. Hearing that Obito had never thought of him as an ally, Madara tells him to decide their next course of action. After Obito kills Neji Hyuga and begins to chastise Naruto, Madara thinks to himself that Obito had become just like he used to be and that Naruto would give in. Wondering if Obito was waiting for Naruto response after Hinata Hyuga steps in, Madara asserts to himself that Obito seemed to be very interested in it. As Obito begins to make a hasty attack, Madara reprimands him. After Naruto activates his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and begins to disperse its energy to his friends, Madara becomes surprised as he recognizes his actions and comments that Hinata got a good powerup from Naruto as she overpowers one of the Ten-Tails chakra arms. As the battle continues, Madara laments on the predictability of the alliance's moves and predicts that Shikamaru would then use his Shadow Imitation Technique, as the latter does and binds the Ten-Tails.As Naruto continues to distribute Kurama's chakra, Madara thinks to himself that two can play that game and gives the Ten-Tails more power to create more chakra arms and attacks the alliance, However, the combined efforts of Killer B, Mifune, the samurai general, Gaara's sister, Temari, and the present Hyuga members overpower his attack, and Madara is soon after bisected by an enraged Rock Lee and forced to retreat from atop the Ten-Tails. Teaming up with Obito to attack the alliance directly, Madara uses his Fire Release: Great Fire Descrution technique in conjunction with Obito's own immense fire attack, followed by his Yasaka Magatama technique. Hpwever, both were countered by Naruto and fail to kill or harm anyone. Halting his attacks, Madara sense the chakra signature of Hashirama Senju, his rival, which causes him to give a malevolent grin of bloddlust. As the now uncontrollable Ten-Tails utilizes its Tenpenchii attack, Madara clads himself in his Susanoo to shield the oncoming, immensely powerul attack, declaring that the fun would now begin. Feeling sure that some of the alliance must be dead, Madara comes to see that Naruto, at the cost of his remaining power, has saved everyone again. The cloaks of the alliance then vanish and Madara declares that he will end it as quickly and painlessly as possible, as something else has peeked his interest. At that moment, many of the alliance stand between him and Naruto, and Sakura Haruno then begins to heal him. After the Ten-Tails prepares a gigantic Tailed Beast Ball to attack the alliance, Madara, noting that it wasn't holding back, wonders if it was panicking after sensing Kurama inside Naruto, lamenting on the shame that all the shinobi present that he was to depend on for fun would be destroyed instantly. After Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage, arrives and counters the Ten-Tails, Madara loudly greets Hashirama when he arrives, declaring that he had long awaited this day, to which Hashirama answers that they will settle their unfinished business later(deciding to take care of the Ten-Tails first). Annoyed, Madara laments that even after all the years, Hashirama hadn't changed and that he still had his knack for getting under his skin. After Hashirama makes some progress and creates some wood clones, one confronts Madara, announcing that it will be his opponent. However, Madara, recognizing it as a clone, refuses to battle it and, taking a seat, declares that he will wait for Hashirama himself to get ready. After being forced to, Madara dispatches the wood clone easily, declaring barely fodder as Hashirama was focusing too much power on his main body. After a defeated and deathly wounded Obito arrives back on the battlefield from his pocket dimension, Madara, lamenting that he wanted to fight Hashirama before becoming a jinchuriki, stabs Obito with his chakra receiver rods and takes control of his body to force him to use the Outer Path: Samsara of Heveanly Life Technique to revive him, so as to keep from losing the chance to host the Ten-Tails, declaring that he had no further use for his apprentice. Reflecting on their first conversation, Madara declares that the day when he would collect the favor Obito owed him has come. As the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique begins to effect him, Madara notices Hashirama and Tobirama creating clones to attack him, stating that they were being cautious lest they fail to reach Obito in time.
Stating that they should know that clones are no good against him, Madara counters Sasuke Uchiha's Amaterasu arrow with his chakra receivers rods, only to be thwarted by Minato Namikaze who, having branded Obito with the Flying Thunder God Technque seal after defeating him in the past, teleported a shadow clone to his location which deeply slashed his chest, ending the technique before it could be completed. Madara, disinterestingly lamenting on his failure, is then confronted by the six wood clones that Hashirama had created. After Oboti then use the opportunity to become the Ten-Tails jinchuriki himself and outclasses the Hokage, Madara stands, saying that while it would be amusing to watch the Hokage cower before Obito, he could no longer wait to use his trump card, as Obito might get ahead of him. As Hashirama attempts to intervene, Madara cuts him off, telling him that his time was up, and the two give each other a death stare. As their rematch begins, Madara is told by Hashirama to get out of his way, but replies that he has no time for this either, but has no other option with things unfolding as they had as the two activate their respective perfect form of Susanoo and Wood Release: Wood Human Technique, and Madara tells Hashirama that they should just entertain each other for a bit longer. As they continue fighting, Madara is told by hashirama that they should put their fight on hold, as Obito was about to unlease an enormous attack, but Madara replies that they will both be fine due to being under the Impure World Reincarnation. As Hashirama attempts to get through, madara blocks him, saying he must go through him first to get to Obito. They were both later destroyed by Obito's attack. After reforming, Madara wonders if Obito was going to initiate the Infinite Tsukuyomi already, as the latter releases the Ten-Tails in its final form, the Shinju.
As the Shinju begins to attack everyone and steal their chakra, including them, Madara answers Hashirama's question about what it was by saying that it was simply taking back what belonged to it, as man had stolen chakra from the Shinju to begin with, going on to state that man had always waged war, even before they had chakra. As Hashirama knew nothing of what he was saying, Madara explains the history of the Shinju, which grew a flower every thousand year that was imbued with its power that was forbidden to eat, and of Kaguya Otsutsuki, the princess who first ate the fruit and gained god-like power, which she used to end all the conflicts of her time, baring a son named Bagoromo, the man better known as the Sage of the Six Paths, who inherited chakra from her. Madara explains that the Shinju became angry with Kaguya for stealing its power, and that that was how the Ten-Tails first came into existence, which Bagoromo defeated and sealed with himself to tame. Questioned by hashirama as to how he knows all this, Madara answers that it was written on the Uchiha's stone tablet(which was passed down by Bagoromo himself). Explaining that Kaguya's decision to take the power of the Shinju's flower to end war only arguably made things worse, Madara confesses that he fell into despair after learning this truth, saying that man's decision to consume the Shinju's fruit brought a curse on them that led to endless tragedy, adding that shinobi now are just reminders of past ignorance. As Hashirama asked him if his past statement of the "dreams of the future" mean't the Infinite Tsukuyomi he will use through the Shinju, Madara answers yes. Noting that his definition of it may differ from hashirama's slightly, Madara states that when the Shinju's flower blooms, the eye on it will reflect off the moon and complete the infinite Tsukuyomi, noting that he will be the one to accomplish the feat.
As they continue to clash, Hashirama asks Madara how long it will take for the Shinju to blossom, and, after explaining to him that as long as even trace amounts of Gyuki and Kurama's chakra were contained within it, answers him by saying it will take roughly fifteen minutes for it to blossom, and that before that, he will replace Obito by using Hashirama's Sage powers to remove him. He then attempts to steal some said power from Hashirama with a chakra receiver rod. Continuing to battle Hashirama for a period, they are found by Naruto, who prepares a giant Rasenshuriken while Hashirama restrains Madara with his Wood Dragon to keep him from countering it. Madara isn't defeat, however, and Hashirama pins him down to await someone who can seal him, with Naruto arriving with Sai to do so. Madara then counters by having Black Zetsu take control of the defeated Obito and force him to arrive him the earlier technique, allowing Madara to break free from his restraints, to his delight. After his undead eyes crumble out of his head, Madara is attacked from behind by Sasuke using Amaterasu, which he absorbs some and removes his armor to avoid injury, before knocking aside Naruto and Sai and grabbing Hashirama by the throat, allowing him to absorb his Sage chakra for personal use. Though Sasuke attacks him with a flurry of sword swings, Madara easily evades them all and halts the blade. Though he declares that Sasuke eyes would be fine until he recovered his Rinnegan, Madara declares that killing him would be a waste and asks that they team up as the last Uchiha. When Sasuke refuses, Madara repels Naruto and Sai, before confronting the tailed beasts, led by Gaara, and declaring, as he absorbed Naruto's chakra cloak from a shinobi, that its time to hunt them down.
As he begins his assault, Madara is shot through with a hail of sand bullets from gaara and Shukaku, which he declares a fine technique, albeit not a finishing blow. Gaara then immobilizes him with sand particles and Madara is beaten around by the tailed beasts and pinned to the ground by the Six-Tails. Afterwards, Gaara and Shukaku seal him inside a giant sand pyramid, which Madara easily breaks out of with his Susanoo. Declaring it was time to leash them again, Madara is smashed down by Naruto in his Nine-Tails form, with Killer B and the tailed beasts each using a tail to smash Madara, shattering his Susanoo and knocking off his right arm. Remaining completely unfazed by all this, Madara is soon joined by a White Zetsu clone, who has his right Rinnegan eye from Nagato's body. Taking his right arm to replace his own, Madara puts in his eye, delcaring the real fun would now begin. After laughing maniacally at the pain he was in, Madara swipes some blood on his palm and summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from within Obito, though part of its right arm is ripped off by Kakashi Hatake in the process. Noting that someone on the other side had exceptional eyes from this, Madara declares it nothing he can't handle and that since their quaters were now ready, it was time to invite the tailed beasts back inside the statue. Noting it would take longer to get back his left eye than expected, madara laments having to remind the White Zetsu clone of what he was capable of, before stating that having Hashirama's healing abilities allows him not to worry about menial attacks.
Saying he would try and be more alert for appearances sake, Madara tells the clone to enjoy the show as he leaps on top of the statue and uses his Limbo: Border Jail technique to repel the tailed beasts and Naruto and B. Stating that they would now be much more willing to go on their leashes now that they'd been tamed a little, Madara binds them all around the neck with the statue's chakra chains, saying it was time to remove the Eight and Nine-Tails from within Naruto and B. Though he starts extracting Kurama from within Naruto, Madara agrees with the White Zetsu clone that the others should be sealed in the meantime, and decides to start with Shukaku. When Gaara uses his sand to try and stop him, Madara boomerangs his Susanoo Sword at the Kazekage, which Shukaku catching it and throwing it at the chains, cutting them. Reclaiming control over the blade as he reforms the chains, Madara directs it at Gaara again, whose automatic sand defense totally protects him. As he drags in the tailed beasts, Madara finishes extracting Kurama from within Naruto after he asks a favor of Gaara. Sealing all the beasts inside the statue, Madara converses with the Zetsu clone about how things were on the other side, before dodging an attack from Tobirama from behind. Disarming him and dodging him again, Madara defeats the Senju by stabbing several chakra receiver rods through his pressure points, depriving him of his immense power and mobility. Conversing with him on his method of attack, Madara states that there is gap between Tobirama and his brother's power and his own now, before going on to talk with him about the nature of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Though Tobirama verbally agrees with him on one thing, he spits needles at Madara to distract him while Sasuke attacks from above. Madara counters them both and stabs Sasuke through the chest with his own sword.
Letting the young Uchiha fall, Madara says that while his eyes prove he has looked forward to something, defeat was his final fate. Re-summoning the statue, Madara absorbs it into himself, becoming the Ten-Tails jinchuriki and, lamenting on the power of the Sage of Six Paths and declaring the only thing left to be reclaiming his left eye, Madara departs to get it. Along the way, he, noting his body feels heavier, spits out the two Treasured Tools of the Six Paths Obito had used to revive the Ten-Tails previously, which he declares useless. Arriving on Black Zetsu's location later, Madara tells him he was taking too long, so he decided to come himself. Informed that the latter had attained the second half of Kurama, Madara happily tells him to bring it and his left eye to him, only for Obito to stop. When he apprentices asks him what he menas to him, Madara replies that he is him, going to explain more of the Sage of Six Paths' history and how he had dispersed his chakra to everyone in thr world hoping to unite their hearts, only for them to instead use it to seek more power. Proceeding to explain that the Infinite Tsukuyomi would allow him to succeed where the Sage failed by creating a world without chakra, which he, having the most powerful chakra, would lead, Madara attempts to convince Obito to join his side, telling him he was still the saviour of the world. At this moment, Gaara, Kakashi, and Minato, the revived Fourth Hokage, attempt a perfectly-timed attack on Madara, which he effortlessly overwhelms in a few seconds, hacking off MInato's arm and kicking it,with its Rasengan, and him into Kakashi chest and Gaara, repelling the assault. When Obito got to him, Madara began to try and take his hand, only for the latter to drive his hand into his chest instead. Angered by the betrayal, Madara asked Obito if he would like to join the corpses of all the others that he had to step over as the latter absorbed some of his chakra.
Failing to reclaim his left eye thanks to Obito's Kamui, Madara tells him he'll never be able to rip the tailed beasts from him and declares his efforts too weak when he only manages to take a small amount of Shukaku and Gyuki's chakra. Attacking Obito faster than he could teleport, Madara mistakingly calculates that he and Kakashi may try to offensively get him in the Kamui dimension, only for them to instead use the technique together as he attacks both, doubling its speed and getting him there instead. Might Guy then arrives and saves Kakashi life from the attack, Madara noting even more reinforcements would make no difference. However, when Guy opens up seven of the inner Eight Gates to fight him, Madara admits that he will have underestimated him if he gets around to opening the 8th one. When he attacks, Madara easily dodges all of his strikes and overwhelms his Daytime Tiger technique with one swing of his staff, also beating him into the ground. When he tries to finish Guy off, his student, Rock Lee, arrives and saves his life. When Guy then opens all eight gates, Madara, realizing this, states that the blood vapor caused by it looks like dried, rotted autumn leaves falling in the sky, which Guy retorts before attacking him with his Evening Elephant move. Tunnelled deep into the ground by Guy's first attack, Madara deduces its nature being like an air cannon, noting he should avoid direct confrontation with it again. Flying out of the hole, Madara states the least he can do since Guy's using all the gates is to indulge in a fight with him for a bit longer. However, he is progressively overpowered by Guy's further use of the Evening Elephant technique, which he attempts to guard against by gathering a sphere of black chakra around him, throwing most pf his black chakra balls at Guy. They. however, are countered by Minato, and Kakashi then creates a hole on madara's defense that allows Guy to land a devastating blow on Madara, sending him crashing along the ground. Having received only minor injuries, Madara declares he hasn't been this excited in a fight since Hashirama, asking Guy to entertain him for a bit longer.
Continuing their fight, Madara is critically wounded by Guy's final attack, Night Guy, but laugh it off and regenerates the damage while attempting to finish off Guy as thanks for this entertainment. however, naruto arrives and counters the attack, with Madara being surprised to see he had attained new powers. Still weakened from fighting Guy's Eight Gates, Madara is overpowered by Naruto, who launches a lava-made Rasenshuriken that hacks the Shinju through. Complying with the tree's request that he absorb it, Madara's power is fully restored and increased further, him lamenting mentally that the time had come for the Infinite Tsukuyomi to activate. When Sasuke arrives to fight him with Naruto, Madara states he has the new powers they have both attained together in one being, declaring this last fight will settle whether he or they are the stronger. Launching a specially made Lightning Release attack from his hands at them, which both counter with their new powers, Madara uses his Limbo: Border Jail technique to repel Naruto after using Storm Release to slice through his staff. Realizing that Sasuke can see his shadow version inside the Limbo world and that Naruto can sense it, Madara decides Sasuke's eye would be a perfect fit for him, only to be stabbed through the heart by the latter using his eye's ability when he made his move. Lamenting how much better Sasuke would have been as a apprentice than Obito as he pulls out the sword, Madara acknowledges that he must accept that Naruto and Sasuke aren't just kids anymore and that he would soon have back both of his eyes. As his opponents attempt a powerful combo attack, Madara easily evades it by switching with his shadow version and swiftly flies to Kakashi, ripping his Sharingan and sticking it into his left socket. Though Sasuke catches up from him, Madara allows Sasuke to bisect him and uses Kakashi's eye to teleport into the Kamui space, where he throws his staff at Sakura Haruno upon seeing her about to destroy his left eye.
Though Obito sends her back outside in time, Madara drives his hand into his former apprentice's chest and, feeling that the seal he'd placed on his heart to prevent him from becoming the Ten-Tails jinchuriki and from committing suicide was gone, wonders how Obito had gotten rid of it. Lamenting the answer, madara thenr eveals he was the one behind everything that happened to Obito's beloved Rin in the past; her death and becoming the Ten-Tails jinchuriki to rampage and destroy Konoha. Telling Obito he'd done all this to drive him into darkness and make him his pawn because of how he was, Madara, having already stated Obito had done more than he'd ever wanted for him, said he would now take back his left eye as that was the last thing he needed from Obito. Having Black Zetsu, who was now controlling Obito's dead body, take them back outside, Madara, now having back both of his Rinnegan, told his enemies that if they died together in battle that would also teamwork. Effortlessly overwhelming Sakura Haruno when she charged him, Madara, recognizing her regeneration ability to be the same as Tsunade's, uses his Limbo technique to produce four shadow versions of himself and beat her, Naruto, and Sasuke back with ease. He then states the show will begin, before flying into the air and using his Chibaku Tensei on a multiplied scale to create many massive spheres which he then rained down on his opponents, allowing Madara all the time he needed to fly close to the moon and begin to activate the Infinite Tsukuyomi after removing his headband and revealing the third eye on his forehead. Casting the Infinite Tsukuyomi at last, Madara traps almost the entire world(everyone but Team Seven, his Zetsu allies, and the undead Hokage) in the genjutsu and proceeds to use his God: Nativity of a World of Trees to bind his victims and tether them to the Shinju so it can reclaim its chakra from them.
Landing after the light of the genjutsu fades, Madara declares he will kill Team Seven, who had been protected from his genjutsu by Sasuke last Susanoo, as the savior of the world. Declaring there was nothing they could do, that he had turned Hell into Heaven, and that Naruto had no right to interfere with everyone's happiness, Madara is, much to the shock of himself and his enemies, betrayed by Black Zetsu, who ran his hand through his heart from behind. Informed by his former ally that he had been wrong about everything he'd said just then and that it was Kaguya Otsutsuki's will that existed within him, Black Zetsu begins to merge with Madara, causing him to scream in agony. All the chakra from the Infinite Tsukuyomi's victims then pours into Madara's body, causing him to bloat until Black Zetsu fully merges with him and revives Kaguya in Madara immortal body, which transforms into her, despite Naruto and Sasuke's efforts to prevent this. After Kaguya is eventually sealed and her essence, as well as the Tailed Beasts removed, a dying Madara's body is revealed. After Hashirama approaches him and they discuss their respective dreams, Madara dies in peace after Hashirama tells him that he still considers them comrades unto the end.
As a child, Madara was a very competitive, kind, and short-tempered boy, shown in his wanting to perfect everything he did and in his attempts to comfort Hashirama Senju when he learned he lost a brother and when he thought he'd hurt his feelings because of his being prone to angry outbursts when things annoyed him. Though they were rivals, Madara and Hashirama were close friends as children and shared many of the same hopes and dreams. They cared about each other over their clans, even going so far as to warn each other when their fathers had attempted to set traps. However, Madara was still very loyal to the Uchiha clan, and chose them over his friendship with Hashirama.
As a man, Madara became very confident and prideful, but is not above praising the abilities of others and is willing to admit when someone is stronger than he is. He has a very deep hatred for the Senju clan, particularly Hashirama, shown when he said he would kill Tsunade first out of the Kage just for being his granddaughter. However, Madara also possesses great respect and admiration for Hashirama, saying he would have taught him how to rise from the dead if he had known how weak modern shinobi would be compared to them. Madara is also an honest man, and will admit when he is wrong, as he told Tsunade that she wasn't weak at all when the latter showed her strength, having previously degraded her for being weak. Madara has a dark sense of humor, as shown when he asked the five Kage if they wanted the wood clones he created to use Susanoo or not after turning the five-on-one odds against them, when he referred to incinerating his forest as "creating coal" after knocking the five Kage into it, and when he said they were simply not "ok" when Naruto asked him what happened to them. Madara was also very serious as the leader of the Uchiha clan, always keeping his responsibility to them on his mind.
Madara had a sense of honor as, for a time, even though they had betrayed him, he wanted to protect the Uchiha, which he promised his brother, Izuna, he would do. Madara dearly loved his brother, Izuna, to the point that, as a child, his only reason for wanting to build Konohagakure was to watch over him, and that, as a man, Tobirama Senju claimed that the loss of Izuna led Madara down the dark path he chose. Madara is a very battle-loving individual, shown in his enjoyment of the battlefield's look after decimating most of the Fourth Division with his Meteorite Technique. Despite his aggressiveness, Madara does not fight with his full power and holds back considerably when fighting, using weaker techniques in his arsenal initially, and more powerful techniques when the situation demands it. This was shown primarily when he held back most of his power and went easy on Onoki in the past, stating to the latter when he asked him in the present that he did so back then because he didn't think an adult should fight seriously against a child. Despite his love of battle, Madara will try to leave a fight if he grows bored of it and will express disgust if his opponents try to make him continue, as shown during his battle with the five Kage. Despite his pride and confidence in his immense power, Madara is very cautious, as he created a wood clone to to lessen the chances of the five Kage catching him off-guard during his battle with them.
Though he has shown to be capable of giving mercy, Madara is not above acting ruthlessly to accomplish his goals, be it towards enemies or allies alike, as he readily acted to sacrifice his own apprentice, Obito Uchiha, when he saw that Kakashi Hatake had defeated and deathly injured him, so as to keep from losing the chance to host the Ten-Tails, as Obito was the only one who could revive him and Madara forced him to do so, despite knowing that he would die as a result. As an old man, Madara became very bitter and withdrawn, believing that in the world, some must always be losers so that others could be winners, doubtlessly a reference to his past failures against Hashirama Senju, who he could never surpass.
AbilitiesEditMadara is an extraordinarily powerful shinobi, recognized as the second strongest of his time, second only to his rival, Hashirama Senju and is the most powerful member of the Uchiha clan that has ever come into existence. During his last battle with Hashirama Senju, Madara was able to fight evenly against him for the entire battle, eventually forcing Hashirama to use a sneak attack from behind to defeat him. The battle itself was so devastating, an entire valley was created from it. He is the first to ever be able to subdue, control, and summon a tailed beast. He was born with an extremely powerful chakra, even for an Uchiha, which Kurama, the Nine-Tails, stated to be far more sinister than its own, and that in life was excessively massive in amout, able to control Kurama after summoning him and use his perfect Susanoo to make a suit of armor for him at the same time, all the while remaining completely unfazed, and later still have enough on hand to battle Hashirama directly for hours on end, lasting well into the night. Another testament to his chakra prowess is that Madara was able to sustain a battle with the entire Senju clan for an entire day and night before being defeated. Due to the manner of his revival and the experiments done by Kabuto Yakushi, Madara was able to rettain all the power he had amassed by his old age, while at the same time maintaining the youthful body of his prime. After his revival, he proved to be so overwhelmingly powerful, that he was able to overpower and nearly kill all five of the current Kage multiple times by himself, without even using the full extent of his powers and leave them in a state of horror and awe at the sight of his final Susanoo. Tsunade was so baffled by Madara's legendary prowess as a shinobi, that she questioned how her grandfather had really defeated such an opponent in the past when they, the five Kage in unison, couldn't do so in the present. This testament to Madara's incredible power was later shown further when he managed to defeat all five of the current Kage at once by himself. Madara has and is a master of all his clan's kekkei genkai, and also has the Rinnegan, being the only Uchiha to awaken it. Madara is very intelligent and knowledgable, being a battle-oriented genius, able to recognize and counter most any form of ninjutsu almost immediately, and knows things that even Orochimaru, one of the Sannin, does not know. Thanks to releasing his contract with the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara was able to gain infinite chakra, an undying body that will always heal, and immortality, making it nearly impossible for him to be defeated.
With the Sharingan, which Madara mastered at a young age, he can see chakra, predict enemies' movements, place victims into a paralysing genjutsu at a glance, and copy most enemy techniques. His skill with the Sharingan is so great, that he can subdue Kurama, the strongest and most dangerous tailed beast, with genjutsu without any trouble and tell the difference between one of Hashirama Senju's wood clones and the original. Madara was the first, along with his brother, Izuna, to awaken the Mangekyo Sharingan, which they used to take control over the Uchiha clan. At the time of his brother's death, Madara took and implanted Izuna's eyes into himself at his request, awakening the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, which allowed him unlimited use of his eyes, without any damaging side effects. With the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, Madara can use his most powerful techniques; Amaterasu(undying black flames that form close to their target and that are nearly impossible to dodge), Tsukuyomi(a very powerful genjutsu with which he can paralyze his enemies and torture them in their minds), and Susanoo(his strongest weapon and defense in one, which can protect him from most anything at all sides, and whose complete form can level mountains, and at the same time overpower, repel, and corner all five of the current Kage together at once). Notably, Madara's perfect form of Susanoo is an enormous, ethereal entity, tailed beast-size, towering over mountains easily, and the five current Kage were immediately terrified upon seeing it, which Madara claimed no one before them had done and survived(besides Hashirama). During his final battle with Hashirama Senju, Madara displayed a unique use of this Susanoo, shaping it into a suit of armor which he clad Kurama with, drastically enhancing the beast's offensve and defensive prowess, to the point of easily overwhelming Hashirama initial, but extremely formidable Wood Release technques, and simultaneously bisect six mountains, quickly forcing the latter to use Sage Mode and go all out to be able to fight on par with Madara. His skill at using genjutsu with the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan is so great, that Madara can place a Kage like A, the Fourth Raikage, into genjutsu at a glance, despite A's claim that the Sharingan was useless against him, and control Kurama while battling his rival, Hashirama Senju, without any extra effort. With the Rinnegan, Madara is able to use the abilities of the Sage of the Six Paths, though he has only displayed absorbing chakra. He can also use his Rinnegan in conjunction with his Susanoo to pull meteorites from the atmosphere and use them for mass destruction and he decimated most of the Fourth Division with just one use of this ability. Upon witnessing him starting to use this technique, Gaara awe-struckenly questioned if Madara had the power of a god.
Madara has extreme prowess with nature transformation, being the most powerful member of the Uchiha clan in terms of Fire Release, shown in his use of fire techniques so powerful, that they can incinerate large groups of shinobi or a large portion of a forest with ease and that require multiple Water Release techniques to hold off and extinguish. After his final battle with Hashirama Senju, Madara gained his rival's Wood Release kekkei genkai, which he has shown to be very skilled at using, able to use high-scale techniques that are on par with Hashirama's and that are difficult to dodge or counter. He can also hide within wood and create one or more wood clones to use in battle. He can also create a giant wooden dragon capable of overwhelming Naruto's full transformation into Kurama, defeating it by absorbing Kurama's chakra. Madara defeated Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, via bisection with his Wood Release. As a Wood Release user, Madara is also capable of using Water and Earth Release, its make-up natures, which he can also use very skillfully, shown in his mastery of Wood Release to his current level.
In terms of physical prowess, Madara is a very proficient taijustsu fighter, possessing considerable physical strength, great speed, and remarkable reflexes, his overall physical capabilities equalling his rival, Hashirama Senju. His speed, strength, reflexes, and very precise movements allowed him to take on the entire Fourth Division by himself. With just one roundhouse kick, he was able to repel a much larger shinobi into an oncoming group of shinobi, knocking them all off their feet. He was also able to easily dodge Gaara's high-speed sand attacks, Mei's close-range Lava Release attack, and even guard himself against A's punch while the latter was clad in his Lightning Release Armor using only his arms. In addition to taijutsu skill, Madara is also a very proficient kenjutsu user, able to easily commandeer a sword if he is without one, and cut down several enemies before they can react with great versatility and flexibility. Madara's trademark weapon is a very large war fan, which he carried for most of his life. He is very skilled at using it, able to generate a chakra shield capable of blocking large physical projectiles instantly, turn the force of an enemy's own technique back at them, and, in the anime, produce large gusts of wind capable of repelling an entire platoon of shinobi with ease. Madara also carried a large scythe with him when his last battle with Hashirama took place and showed to be capable of using it with his war fan as a double melee weapon.