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|“||My name is Sasuke Uchiha. I hate a lot of things, and I don't particularly like anything. What I have is not a dream, because I will make it a reality. I'm going to restore my clan, and destroy a certain someone.||„|
|~ Sasuke (introducing himself to his former teammates).|
Sasuke Uchiha (うちはサスケ, Uchiha Sasuke) is the deuteragonist and served as the final antagonist of the Naruto series. He is a rival of the titular protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. However, the desire of revenge and the manipulation of Tobi made Sasuke into a major antagonist. But, later on, he later returns to the Hidden Leaf and gives up on revenge. In the finale, he became the final villain of the series due to his belief the only way to change the ninja world is through a revolution by murdering the five Kage, before redeeming himself.
Sasuke was born on July 23rd to Fugaku Uchiha, the chief of the Konoha Military Police Force and Mikoto Uchiha, members of the Uchiha clan who founded the Hidden Leaf Village alongside the Senju clan generations ago. He was named after the father of the Third Hokage, as his mother hoped he would grow up to be a fine shinobi like his namesake. While still an infant, Sasuke was in the care of his older brother Itachi Uchiha as they saw the attack of the village by Kurama the Nine Tailed Fox, only with Sasuke sensing the demon's evil chakra which frightened him. That event, due to the fact that only a Uchiha could control the Tailed Beast, ultimately led to their clan losing complete standing.
As a child and unaware of the events that revolved on his clan, Sasuke was more focused on becoming like Itachi, who had their father's favor, and trained to become strong. However, when Itachi began to distance himself from the Uchiha Clan, Sasuke found himself getting Fugaku's attention as he taught Sasuke their clan's Fireball Jutsu which the boy spend days to master before being told not to follow in Itachi's footsteps.
One evening, coming home from practicing his ninjutsu, shrugging off the feeling that someone was watching him, Sasuke found the area surrounding his home littered with dead bodies of Uchiha Clan members. Frightened and confused, Sasuke ran to his home to find his parents killed by Itachi's hand. Freaking out as he yells at Itachi at what he was doing, Sasuke finds his left shoulder wounded as he is subjected to Itachi's Tsukiyomi playing the slaughter Itachi committing. Itachi then tells Sasuke that he spared him because he is weak, telling his brother of obtain the Sharingan in Mangekyo form and live a life of hatred before facing him again. As Itachi leaves, giving him the location of their clan's vital documents, enraged Sasuke caused his Sharingan to manifest as he attempts to kill his brother. However, Itachi overpowered Sasuke and he ended up in a coma for a few days. With the events hazy, due to his brother's genjutsu, Sasuke had no memory of obtaining the Sharingan.
After mourning over his clan's death and discovering the secret documents on the stone tablets, Sasuke swore to avenge his clan and kill Itachi by any means. Since then, Sasuke became a loner and kept to himself most of the time. While attending the Ninja Academy a few years later, Sasuke encountered a similar social misfit, Naruto Uzumaki. Since that meeting, Naruto recognizing the festering darkness in Sasuke's eyes, the two became destined rivals.
As a child, Sasuke was very kind and loving towards his family and respectful to his clan and teachers. He was very proud of being Fugaku's son and Itachi's brother and had a strong desire to emulate them, desiring his father's approval and recognition. This changed after the Uchiha clan massacre, turning Sasuke into a cold, cynical and arrogant young man, becoming a self-titled avenger dedicated to killing Itachi and restoring the Uchiha clan.
During his time at the Academy, Sasuke was a loner, spending more time alone honing his skills than socializing with the other students, ignoring the many girls attracted to him in favor of solitude. When first introduced to Team Kakashi, Sasuke displayed great indifference towards the others, feeling his superior skills put him so far above his team-mates that they were more of a hindrance to him and his own advancement. Despite this, having worked with Team Kakashi, Sasuke had grown attached to his team and was willing to risk his life to save those close to him on several occasions. Sasuke also had a competitive streak, at times accepting Naruto's challenges if only to show that he was the superior of the two. According to Kakashi, Sasuke has both a superiority and an inferiority complex, as he is unwilling to acknowledge when someone is stronger than him, but obsesses when he believes that they are. Sasuke was dismissive of his rivalry towards Naruto when he was certain he was the better, only to obsess over Naruto's fast growth after the latter defeated Gaara. After a short run in with Itachi, whom defeated Sasuke without much effort, he concluded that his time in Konoha, surrounded by his friends had made him weak and that Orochimaru and his Cursed Seal of Heaven would give him the power to exact his vengeance. Regardless, Sasuke would not sink to the level he believed Itachi would, deciding not to kill Naruto to gain the Mangekyō Sharingan, instead choosing to attain his power his own way.
After training under Orochimaru at Otogakure for two-and-a-half years, Sasuke had become a cold and calculating individual, completely dedicated in his one desire to kill Itachi that his own life didn't matter to him. By severing the ties he believed bound him, Sasuke was willing to kill Naruto just to prove a point at how much he had changed. Due to his newfound abilities, he retained his habit of underestimating his opponents, rushing into combat without a clear understanding of their capabilities and suffering for it, though he will acknowledge his mistakes on occasion. Sasuke had also developed a strong sense of pride in his clan; as evident by his disdain for non-Uchiha to hold the Sharingan. Despite this, Sasuke was not above making bonds with those around him, forming a new team that he viewed similarly to Team Kakashi and doing everything in his power to protect them.
According to Tobi, Sasuke alone is shouldering the entire hatred of the Uchiha clan — an ideal which has been passed down for generations within the clan. After learning the truth about Itachi's actions and the Uchiha clan massacre, despite the fact that the Uchiha's actions would result in disaster for the entire world, including the clan itself, Sasuke vowed revenge against the entire village of Konoha for giving such an order to Itachi, wishing to wipe out the village and purify the Uchiha name. At first, Sasuke was at least unwilling to kill those unrelated to the revenge plot, but over time as his hatred increased, such convictions were dropped, becoming cruel and ruthless. In his thirst for revenge, Sasuke put himself far above anyone or anything around him, willingly cooperating with Tobi, whom he knew helped Itachi wipe out his clan, to aid him in destroying Konoha, abandoning his team when they were no longer of use to him and sacrificing Karin to kill Danzō, despite her healing him throughout most of their mission. He develops a homicidal rage if anyone mentions Itachi in a manner Sasuke deems as a indirect insult. Under Tobi's manipulation, Sasuke resolved to avenge his clan by killing every resident of Konoha in order to erase the Uchiha clan's connections to the village and restore its' honor. He even showed disdain towards Kakashi for having a Sharingan and not being a Uchiha. That doesnt mean he doesn't compliment (although sarcastically) to his enemies; seen when he praised Gaara's strength during their battle at the Kage Summit and later at Kakashi's speed. After meeting with Naruto a final time before the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke vowed he would kill Naruto in his quest for revenge, leading him to take Itachi's eyes to awaken the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.
During the war, Sasuke met with a reanimated Itachi and the two worked together to defeat Kabuto Yakushi to release the Impure World Reincarnation. During their conversations, Sasuke confronted Itachi over his decisions. He was shocked and angry at Itachi's statement on being proud to have protected the village.=, and Sasuke replied he could forgive Itachi but not the village and, in a manner different to how Itachi protected it, Sasuke will destroy it. When Itachi gave Sasuke his parting words, Sasuke began to question what it was to be a shinobi and why Itachi would choose to lose everything for the village and his brother. Wanting answers, he revives Orochimaru and has him release and reincarnate the previous Hokage so he could listen to their stories. No longer under anyone's manipulation and free to make his own decisions, Sasuke listened to their stores, and accepted Itachi's actions and decided to protect Konoha, but he would do so his own way. Believing that the the previous Hokage, and the current five Kage were responsible for the world and its problems, he vowed he would become Hokage and change it. While these intentions were noble, quite a few were less than enthusiastic for him to rejoin their cause, not trusting his motives; Sakura and Sai among them. Regardless, Sasuke fought with the sole intention of defeating Obito, Madara and the Ten-Tails, though his reasons were to clear the slate for the new world and that he was only protecting Naruto so that only he could defeat him later. Sasuke was one of a few shinobi to never lose his resolve in the battle against the Ten-Tails, even chastising Naruto for doing so. Regardless, Sasuke's characteristic devotion to his cause remained unchanged, as he was more than willing to abandon Kakashi and Sakura during the casting of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, only saving them with his Susanoo because they happened to be with Naruto at the time. He is not above thanking others for helping him however, as he thanked Sakura and Obito when they rescued him from one of Kaguya's dimensions.
After defeating Kaguya, Sakura and Sai's distrust of Sasuke were confirmed, as Sasuke's cooperation with the Allied Shinobi Forces was merely a means to an end; with nearly everyone that could stop him out of the way, he would lead the world through revolution to do away with current shinobi systems and remake it with the world's hatred focused on him, in sense effectively uniting the world. To start this plan, he openly stated his intentions to execute the five Kage and nine tailed beasts. While amoral and ruthless in its nature, Sasuke revealed to have good intentions behind his questionable action. Coming to admire Itachi's efforts in balancing the world from a far by letting all world turn their anger on him, Sasuke has come to believe that to unify the world, everyone's emotions must be directed on one target. Akin to Itachi willingly becoming a villain to the world, Sasuke decided to sever all connections to the past to live a life of seclusion and being hated by all, viewing that as the right meaning of being Hokage. However, unlike Itachi, Sasuke doesn't plan to stay in the shadows. Instead, he'd ignite each flame of hatred in every village and unite them under his rule through the collected power of the tailed beasts, where he'd make judgments and executions similar to how a dictator would. His desire for self-imposed isolation and spurning from the rest of the world has even resolved him to kill Naruto who, despite their differences, has become the closest friend Sasuke's ever had. They have their final battle, which ends with each losing a respective arm. Sasuke was confused by the efforts Naruto made to retain their bond and demanded answers, and was shocked when Naruto replied not only were they friends but Naruto felt pain whenever Sasuke was going through a tough time. As they continued talking, Sasuke finally acknowledged Naruto as an equal and declared he had lost the fight. He further amended his desire for a revolution by opting to give his Rinnegan to Kakashi in order to release the Infinite Tsukuyomi but he wanted to pay his debts to the world by dying. When Naruto refused to allow this and vowed to be there for his friend no matter what, Sasuke was moved to tears. After this, Sasuke redeems himself and becomes guilt-ridden for the bad things he's done to his friends, and went as far as to sincerely apologize to Sakura for all the pain he caused her. He was then seen smiling and laughing with Naruto and Sakura as Kakashi happily declared his team had returned for good. However, Sasuke decided to go on a journey of redemption to analyze the world and see the things he had overlooked; he declined Sakura's request to go with him but promised to return to her and showed an interest in starting a relationship her by affectionately poking her on the forehead (like what his brother did to him when he was little), and he met with Naruto at the village's gate and accepted his former headband protector as a sign of true reconciliation. Over time, Sasuke genuinely fell in love with Sakura, leading to them getting married and having a daughter named Sarada (essentially fulfilling Sasuke's goal of restoring the Uchiha clan).
As an adult, Sasuke matured significantly and became a genuinely warm and caring person to his family and friends, especially to his wife and daughter. He is friendly to his family, friends, and comrades, although he retains his tendency to not acknowledge certain people and insult others, but more comically rather than coldly. He and Naruto have become sincere surrogate brothers and best friends, to the point where they make jokes and are very friendly with each other. Despite this, Sasuke is still capable of being cold and indifferent, especially when he is forced to keep a secret and even gave his own daughter the cold shoulder when she questioned him about his absence in her life. Even though he had been separated from his family for several years during his mission, he has a strong connection to them, to the point where he reacted at the moment as Sarada talked about her father to Sakura. Becoming more like Itachi, Sasuke was seemingly emotionally distant with his family due to his duties and resorted to keeping secrets from them in order to protect them, even if it meant lying to Sarada. However, Sasuke loves his daughter dearly, as he is willing to risk his life to protect her, he dislikes seeing her sad, and shows great affection to her by hugging her and poking her on the forehead. Sasuke also develops a high opinion about Sakura unlike when they were kids, which is evident when he threatened Orochimaru after she was kidnapped by Shin and criticized him for saying she was weak, and Sasuke further said Sakura might have finished Shin off once they found her. While his love for Sakura is evident, Sasuke still refused to kiss his wife while their daughter was watching them, and seems to find it amusing to tease her by comically rejecting her affections. Sasuke develops a fondness for Naruto's son, Boruto, whom he takes as his apprentice after Boruto declared his desire to surpass Naruto. He was willing to risk his life to protect Boruto and felt comfortable to secretly praise Naruto to Boruto. Under Sasuke's tutelage, Boruto refers to him as "Uncle Sasuke" and Sasuke went as far as to encourage Boruto by saying the boy was a strong shinobi with the potential to surpass Naruto and he understood the mistakes Boruto made to gain recognition. Sasuke also seems to get along with the current five Kage, despite the bad moments between them years prior, as Sasuke had no trouble allying with them to rescue Naruto and posed for a photograph with them, Boruto, and Naruto.
From a young age, Sasuke repeatedly showed keen instincts and quick decision-making skills, considered by many to be a genius. Able to easily learn various advanced techniques or utilize basic ones for crafty maneuvers, he already became a stand-out before even graduating the Academy. He is a proficient strategist and tactician, observing his opponent's skills and deducing their workings with ease and accuracy whilst remaining calm and composed. He then chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter them. Sasuke's resolution also enables him to pick strategies in which he requires getting injured in order to defeat the enemy, showing tremendous endurance and willpower. Likewise, he can use his techniques as setups for his larger-scale ones. Even very skilled shinobi such as Minato Namikaze and Madara have noted Sasuke's impressive analytical skills. Sasuke is also a very capable leader, able to form a team from specific ninja and effectively instruct them to engage an enemy.
Sasuke can develop many powerful techniques on his own, all based on the one technique he learned from another, such as different taijutsu maneuvers from Lee's techniques, or innovative variations of the Chidori. He can be rather deceptive, capable of tricking older and more experienced shinobi like Danzō into confirming the mechanics of their techniques. Likewise, Sasuke can use even basic illusions to dangerous effect, tricking his opponent into letting their guard down. He is a proficient researcher, able to well-prepare himself for enemies and their various abilities, such as the nature of Orochimaru's snake techniques and unique cursed seals. He could also use his Sharingan to perfectly sync his fire-natured chakra with Naruto's wind-natured chakra to perform the "Scorch Release: Halo Gale Jet Black Arrow Style Zero", something Tobirama noted as extremely difficult. Sasuke is a capable tracker, able to follow Itachi even though the latter used a flock of crows to block his vision. He is also shown to be very observant, quickly noticing Sakura's discarded flak jacket in a portal opened by her and Obito for only a few seconds and transporting to it to reunite with them.
Sasuke is a fair-skinned ninja who has onyx eyes and black chin-length hair. His hair is spiky in the back with bangs that lengthen as the story progresses. As a young child, his bangs hung above his eyes. Later, they would hang on both sides of his face to roughly frame his cheeks and later again return to their original style. According to Hashirama, Sasuke bares a striking resemblance of Izuna Uchiha. Sasuke is considered quite handsome as most girls near his age become very infatuated with him. At the beginning of Part I, Sasuke's clothing consisted of the traditional Uchiha clothing: a navy blue, short-sleeved shirt with a high collar and the Uchiha crest on the back and white arm warmers, which he stopped wearing after the Chūnin Exams, along with white shorts. In the last stage of the Chūnin Exams, he wore a black, one-pieced version of this outfit with many small arm-belts adorning his left arm and similar bands around both legs. As the story progressed, the Uchiha symbol became smaller and smaller until after he defeats his brother.
Initially, Sasuke wore a short blue-clothed forehead protector with the Konoha symbol on the metallic plate. After suffering a second defeat from Itachi, Sasuke stopped wearing it for some time. He put it back on during the latter half of his battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End, only to let it drop off at the end. Since then, Sasuke hasn't worn a forehead protector.
In Part II, Sasuke has grown noticeably taller over the two and a half years and more muscular. He was first shown wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, similar in appearance to the lavender long-sleeved shirt worn by Kimimaro and which was open at the torso, with a smaller version of the Uchiha crest on his collar. He wore dark blue pants with a blue cloth hanging from halfway up his stomach to his knees along with black arm guards that covered his forearms and stretched up to reach his upper biceps. He also wore a purple rope belt around his waist, tied in a bow, in which he carries his sword.
After battling Deidara, he switched to a sleeveless dark grey shirt. His arm guards were also removed, and he started wearing bandages on his wrists, under which he wore special armbands with seals where he stores various shuriken. He also wore a black cloak with this.
After he encountered and battled Itachi, he reverted to a white (grey in the anime) high-collared short-sleeved shirt similar in appearance to the blue shirt he commonly wore in Part I but with a zipper. He also wears blue wrist warmers with his shuriken armbands hidden underneath. He briefly wore an Akatsuki cloak along with this. Another noticeable trait is that along with this new outfit, Sasuke began letting his hair hang over his forehead. The Uchiha crest on the back of his outfit has returned to its original size since his battle with Itachi. While adjusting to Itachi's eyes at the Mountains' Graveyard, he is seen wearing black Uchiha robes similar to those worn by Madara in his youth with a belt sash around his waist, though he would revert back to his previous clothing. After meeting the spirit of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki and receiving the Yin half of his power Sasuke obtained a dark crescent-moon mark on his left palm.
During his early childhood, Sasuke wore a simple long-sleeved black shirt with a raised collar and the Uchiha crest on the back, and black shorts (white in the anime). Sasuke wore the Anbu uniform once when he joined Itachi on a mission to capture a wild boar.
Part I: Naruto
After graduating from the Ninja Academy, having become well known by the village as a genius prodigy and was greatly admired by his female peers, Sasuke was assigned to the Ninja team under Kakashi Hatake that Naruto was also a member of. Over time, from being tested by their mentor to their first mission that led to their confrontation with Zabuza Momochi and his apprentice Haku, Sasuke formed a friendship with both Naruto and their female teammate Sakura. However, things became to change during the Chunin Exams when Sasuke first encountered Orochimaru who branded him with the Curse Mark. Though Sasuke was able to keep the Curse Mark under check as he mastered the Chidori, his near death experience with Gaara and being saved by Naruto astonished him and made a humiliated Sasuke question if he truly became stronger.
Later, as Naruto left with Jiraiya to find Tsunade, Sasuke learned that his brother is after Naruto and confronted Itachi. However, despite his advancement, Sasuke was defeated by Itachi and placed in a coma. After being awakened by Tsunade's healing, and various side mission added fuel to the fire, Sasuke started to become jealous at Naruto and felt threatened that Naruto was surpassing him. He began to lash out at Naruto and Sakura, and he forced Naruto into fighting him despite Naruto's initial refusal. Sasuke accused Naruto of acting "all high and mighty" and refused to wear his forehead protector because he didn't see Naruto as an equal. In the fight, Naruto never made serious attempts to hurt Sasuke, who forced Naruto to take it seriously, which Naruto ended up doing after realizing Sasuke was serious. Before they could finish the battle with their respective Rasengan and Chidori, Kakashi stopped the two by throwing them into separate water towers. Although thinking his Chidori did the most damage to a nearby water tower, Sasuke is shocked and angry to find Naruto's Rasengan obliterated one whole side of it without the structure compromised. Kakashi lectured him how vengeance will only gain him emptiness and loneliness, and asked him to give up on revenge. Sasuke asked how would Kakashi feel if he killed those he loved and was shocked when Kakashi replied his loved ones are already dead. After this, Sasuke spends the whole night thinking about his choices and becomes conflicted between his bond with the team versus his desire for revenge. After a humiliating defeat by Orochimaru's Sound Four, who have been sent by their master to retrieve him, and offered him an opportunity to gain power, Sasuke reached the conclusion that the village and his ties to Team 7 were holding him back and he decided to join up with Orochimaru's side. On his way to the village's gate, he was confronted by Sakura, who suspected he would leave. They talked about when he first called her annoying and Sasuke said he could've chosen a peaceful life with her and the team in the village but decided revenge was more important. A desperate Sakura pleaded for him to stay or let her join him if it meant she could make him happy, and went as far as to confess her love to him, to which he responded by calling her annoying again. When Sakura threatened to scream to alert the village of his betrayal, Sasuke knocked her out so he can leave the village in the dead of night but sincerely thanking her for everything she's done for him before knocking her out. Placed in a casket to under the full awakening his Curse Mark, Sasuke was unconscious as the Sound Four find themselves dealing with Naruto and the rest of the Sasuke Retrieval Team.
Once awakened as Kimimaro attempted to hold Naruto off, Sasuke arrived to The Final Valley before his team mate arrived. They argued over Sasuke's decision to betray all of his friends for the sake of getting stronger and Sasuke justified this by saying Naruto can never understand the pain of losing a loved one due to him being alone all of his life. While Naruto sympathized with Sasuke, he vowed to bring Sasuke back to the village and declared Sasuke as the first person he had a real bond with. Even when Sasuke admitted that Naruto has become the closest friend he's ever had, Sasuke decided to sever their bond in order to gain the power he desires. Remembering Itachi's words after the massacre, Sasuke attempted to kill Naruto to obtain the Mangekyo Sharingan. In the battle that ensued, Sasuke's Sharingan reached full maturity and he assumed his full Curse Mark form to counter Naruto when he is able to access a ninth of Kurama's chakra but Naruto succeeds in scratching Sasuke's headband to get back at the Uchiha's earlier comment of Naruto never being able to do it. The fight ended with him and Naruto using their signature moves Rasengan and Chidori. Losing his headband in the process, Sasuke emerged victorious. However, Sasuke decided not to kill Naruto and vowed to obtain the power to kill Itachi on his own terms. He left the area and met with Orochimaru. Over the next three years, Sasuke became a student under Orochimaru and became stronger while Naruto and Sakura also spend 3 years training in order to find him.
Part II : Naruto ShippudenThree years after parting ways from his former team mates, now members of the renamed Team Kakashi, Sasuke crossed paths with his replacement, Sai, whom he called a "loser" and showed no interest in him, even scaring the emotionless Sai with the intensity of his Sharingan and refused to acknowledge Naruto and Sakura's efforts to find him. He was later woken up from his nap by Sai who talked to him about the bond Naruto and Sakura still felt with him, but enraged at being disturbed, Sasuke blew up the hideout, causing Naruto, Sakura, and their temporary leader, Yamato, to chase after the source of the explosion. With that, Team 7, with the exception of Kakashi, reunites for the first time in 3 years, but Sasuke demostrates indifference towards them. In response to Yamato's speech on how Naruto and Sakura still see him as a comrade, Sasuke denounces any bond to them and explains his choice not to kill Naruto then was merely sparing him on a whim, but he decides to try to kill him for real. Showing how powerful he had become and no longer hesitates to kill, Naruto, Sai, and Yamato fight him but Sasuke electrifies them and is about to strike Sakura as she tried to attack him before Yamato took the attack. With his Sharingan, Sasuke entered Naruto's subconscious while Naruto was resisting Kurama's temptation. After being told that his very powers is like that of Madara Uchiha, Sasuke suppressed the Nine Tails as he denied knowing anyone by that name and Kurama told the Uchiha not to kill Naruto as he would regret it. Though Naruto pleaded with him while revealing Orochimaru's intentions to take over his body, Sasuke revealed he knew about it and would sacrifice his body if his desire would be fulfilled. Sasuke then left with Orochimaru, who told him to spare Team Kakashi as they would lessen the number of Akatsuki members.
The Path of RevengeEventually, after becoming strong enough to embark on his hunt for Itachi, Sasuke confronted Orochimaru with the intention of not allow himself to become his former mentor's vessel. Though Orochimaru almost succeeded, Sasuke used his Sharingan to alter ritual that that Orochimaru would be trapped inside him. With access to Orochimaru's powers, Sasuke formed a ninja group named Hebi from Orochimaru's former test subject Suigetsu Hozuki, an aide named Karin, and Jugo, the source of the Curse Marks. On his hunt for Itachi, Sasuke was confronted by the Akatsuki member Deidara. In the fight that ensued, with Tobi watching, Sasuke fought equally with Deidara and eventually stalemated with him, before being forced to use Manda to protect himself from Deidara's suicidal attack that outmatched him. Soon after, Sasuke found a shadow clone of Itachi who told him to meet his brother at the the Uchiha compound for their final battle. There, Sasuke learned of Tobi and that the reason why Itachi wanted him to obtain the Mangekyo Sharingan was so he could take his brother's eyes to enhance his own into the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. Leaving his team behind, Sasuke went to the compound to settle things with Itachi once and for all.
The brothers confront each other for the first time in 3 years, and Sasuke voiced his skepticism that Itachi could kill their entire clan on his own. Itachi confirms he had help, from their ancestor, Madara Uchiha, but Sasuke doesn't believe him. After a heated battle with shurikenjutsu, the brothers battled with their genjutsu before Sasuke attempted to end his brother with Kirin. Unfortunately, Itachi survived the attack with the aid of his Susanoo shielding him from the attack. By that time, Sasuke's chakra reserves were weakened enough for Orochimaru to emerge and try to steal Sasuke's body once again before Itachi used his Susanoo to trap Orochimaru and purge the Curse Mark from Sasuke's body. With nothing left, Sasuke attempted to flee before being cornered as Itachi was about to take his eyes. However, at the last second, Itachi poked him on the forehead and said Sorry, Sasuke, this is the last time.. Itachi then collapsed dead with a smile on his face. Sasuke collapsed soon after, albeit with relief at fulfilling his mission, before being taken away by Tobi.
Coming to in a cave, Sasuke once again meets Tobi who formally introduced himself as Madara Uchiha (Sasuke was unaware he was actually lying). Keeping his distance due to an Amateratsu Itachi implanted, Tobi revealed the truth behind his clan's death. As a horrified Sasuke learned, the Uchiha Clan Massacre was carried out by Itachi under direct orders from the Hidden Leaf's leaders. Though the Third Hokage attempted to solve the manner peacefully, the Uchiha Clan's plan to revolt in response to being persecuted for Kurama's attack on the village caused Danzo Shimura to force Itachi to carry out the deed. Though he went through with it, Itachi took measures to make sure Danzo made no attempt to hurt his brother. Sasuke initially refused to believe the story to be true but as he remembered the loving and caring older brother Itachi once was, Sasuke started to believe the story and realized Itachi loved him all along. For the second time in his life, Sasuke cries of his brother's sacrifice and burdens. A few days later, taking in the new information while gaining the Mangekyo Sharingan, Sasuke organized his group into "Taka" and announced their new mission to destroy Konoha.
The Curse of Hatred
Meeting with the Akatsuki, Sasuke agrees to work for them but makes it clear his intent is to kill the masterminds of the massacre, still refusing to kill those uninvolved with his revenge. As Akatsuki allies, Sasuke and Team Taka were deployed to the Village Hidden in the Clouds to capture Killer Bee, the Jinchurki of Gyuki the Eight Tails. Bee proved to be too much due to being a perfect host, overwhelming Taka for the majority of the battle, critically wounding Sasuke twice and nearly killing them all four times. Terrified of death, Sasuke used Amateratsu to weaken the Jinchuriki so his team can capture him (though Bee fooled them into leaving with a decoy). This action infuriated Killer Bee's brother, the Fourth Raikage, Ay, who called the other Kage to discuss how to deal with the Akatsuki, and later sent a squad to tail Taka. Sasuke discovered this and killed the agents, and realized that his sight was failing as a consequence of overusing the Mangekyo. Soon after, under Sasuke's order, Taka abandoned the Akatsuki even though Tobi had threatened to kill them if they did so. Sasuke decides to take on the Kage on his own and exact his revenge with only his team.
On their way to Konoha, Taka is intercepted by Tobi and Zetsu. Despite Tobi's previous warning, he didn't kill them because they were still of use to him. Sasuke learned that the "Killer Bee" Taka captured was actually a clone created from one of Gyuki's tentacles, and is told the village is in disarray and is instructed to infiltrate the Five Kage Summit where Danzo, the acting Hokage, was going. Guided by Zetsu, Sasuke was unconcerned of hearing Naruto defeating Nagato as Taka arrived to the Summit. However, Zetsu appeared before all five Kage and blew Taka's cover. By then, Sasuke's hatred and desire for revenge consumed him to the point where he was willing to ruthlessly kill anyone who stood in his way and decided to leave Suigetsu and Jugo behind when they were captured by Ay. Sasuke ended up fighting a revenge-driven Ay, who nearly killed him, before Gaara, now the Fifth Kazekage, intervened. Gaara sympathized with Sasuke about wanting revenge but, with his own experience, Gaara knows it will not benefit him and asks him to give up his vengeance. Unimpressed, Sasuke says his only goals are in the darkness and refuses to give up his revenge, even lashing out at Gaara for not understandin the anguish he's going through. Sasuke battled Gaara and Ay with his Susanoo, and caused a cave-in to escape after Gaara outmatched him. Danzo escaped during the following chaos. However, Sasuke is hindered by the Fifth Mizukage Mei Terumi and the Third Tsuchikage Onoki, with the latter defeating Sasuke. However, having intended to use Sasuke to capture the Kage, Tobi appeared and teleported him and Karin to his subspace so Karin can heal him.
Eventually, Tobi brings the two back into reality after cornering Danzo for Sasuke. Disgusted to find his opponent with multiple Sharingan implanted on his arm, using his Susanno's arm to grab him, Sasuke demand Danzo to admit his role in the destruction of the Uchiha Clan. Danzo proceeded to explain that Itachi risked everything to ensure the Uchiha clan's honor was not tarnished by their attempted treason and Sasuke's very actions are an insult to Itachi's sacrifice. Further infuriated by Danzo's remark on Itachi, Sasuke crushed Danzo to death with the Susanoo. However, Danzo survived the fatal attack using the fate-defying genjutsu Izanagi, prolonging the battle until Sasuke managed to remove his opponent's ability after sustaining an even, devastating battle with Danzo.
Though Danzo attempted to use Karin as a human shield to keep him back, Sasuke mercilessly used his Chidori Spear to run through Karin to inflict the killing blow while telling the shocked girl that she is useless to him if she can't keep herself from being taken hostage. On the verge of death, with Tobi in his way, Danzo made one final attempt to take both him and Sasuke down with him with a sealing jutsu, but the two narrowly escaped. Tobi attempted to take Danzo's remaining Sharingan, one of the eyes of Shisui Uchiha, which he destroyed. Tobi instructed Sasuke to kill Karin because she has too much knowledge on both of them, and Sasuke was about to kill her with his Chidori, coldly bidding her farewell. At the last second, Sakura arrived to stop him under the pretense that she wanted to join him.
Suspicious, Sasuke told Sakura to finish Karin off to prove her loyalty to him. However, as he saw her hesitate, he walked behind her and ws about to strike her with Chidori but he is stopped by Kakashi who noted that Sasuke was serious about trying to kill her due to the intensity of his Chidori. Kakashi tried to persuade Sasuke to not be consumed by hatred. Sasuke simply laughed and said he would only give up his hatred if his clan was brought back to him, and made it clear he wanted to kill everyone around him. In the battle with Kakahi, he conjured his Susanoo, but to his horror, it disappeared due to Sasuke's eyesight starting to deteriorate. On the verge of blindness, he sensed Sakura sneak up behind him to try to kill him and grabbed Sakura by the throat when she hesitated and was about to kill her with her own poisoned kunai. Luckily, Naruto arrived just in time to save his teammate's life. When asked by Naruto why he would attack Sakura, Sasuke said he was not part of the team anymore and denounced any connection to them. Though Naruto tried to reach him, telling him Tobi told him abut the Uchiha Massacre, Sasuke refuses to listen even after Sakura told him that Naruto has never lost faith in him after everything he did. Calling Naruto an "outsider", Sasuke reminds him that he never knew the pain of losing a loved one and told him to shut up. However, telling them in glee that he killed Danzo, Sasuke intends to do the same with every resident of the Hidden Leaf to finally avenge his clan.
Though Kakashi attempted to fight Sasuke, Naruto took his place as the two youths once more fought an epic battle. As they battle, Naruto admitted he felt the same grudge on the village and considered revenge but desired to build bonds with others and wanted to be Sasuke's friend as it was because him he became the person he is. Though Sasuke told him its too late for him to change his path, saying that either he dies at his hand as a coward or kill him as a hero of Konoha. Soon after Zetsu broke Sasuke's fall, Tobi arrived to spirit Sasuke with the promise that his battle with Naruto will continue next time. However, hearing from Naruto there was a third option, Sasuke refused to leave until he heard it.
Naruto explained that if he and Sasuke do fight again, it may end up with both of them dead. But regardless, if Sasuke truly desired to destroy their home, Naruto would fight him and bare all of his hate and rage for the village. Angrily demanding to know why Naruto would go so far, Sasuke was left speechless when Naruto softly smiled and said "Because...You're my friend." After a banter, Sasuke decided to settle things once and for all in the upcoming Fourth Great Ninja War while making the promise that Naruto would die first. Soon after, Sasuke talked Tobi into implanting Itachi's eyes into him to use the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and battle Naruto at his full power. After the surgery, Tobi told Sasuke that it takes a while to get accustomed to the new eyes. However, Sasuke stated he could feel the power of his new eyes, evilly smirking.
The Fourth Great Ninja War
Recovering from his the surgery, Sasuke tested his new powers from his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan to destroy White Zetsu before heading out to find Naruto. However, after passing two vacant cities, Sasuke was stopped a White Zetsu platoon and summoned his evolved Susanoo to wipe out all but one long enough to gain feedback on the events. Killing the clone, Sasuke attempts to make his way to Naruto until he sees the reanimated Itachi leaving from the battle field. Learning that his brother was among the numerous ninjas brought back by Kabuto Yakushi, Sasuke attempts to hinder his brother for answers relating their clan. Itachi explains that his true reason for sparing Sasuke was so that he could kill him as penance for slaughtering their kin despite the good intention behind it. However, Itachi was filled with regret because he unknowingly caused Sasuke to become a rogue ninja with full knowledge on what truly occurred. However, Sasuke tells his brother he had no right to decide his path for him.
Though Itachi covered his tracks with a murder of crows, Sasuke trails him to Kabuto, briefly mistaking him for Orochimaru due to his new appearance. Though Kabuto tempts him to help him defeat his brother, Sasuke teams with Itachi to fight their mutual enemy while telling his brother to tell him everything once the fight is over. Through out the fight, Kabuto preys on Sasuke's desires to see Konoha destroyed but Itachi convinces him not to listen as he admits that he is loyal to the village despite its dark secrets and promises to tell him something vital after the fight ends. Once Kabuto is defeated with Izanami, Sasuke is horrified as Itachi explained his reasons using it so can use his genjutsu to make Kabuto release the Reanimation Jutsu. Voicing his initial apprehension to Itachi's sacrifice, Sasuke reacts angrily to Itachi's statement that he was proud to be able to protect his village and claiming that after all the village had done to Itachi, there was no way he could forgive them. Sasuke is shocked and confused once Itachi answers that it is to help Naruto's desire to change Sasuke.
But seeing he could not change his brother's mind, Sasuke told Itachi that it was because he remembered his time with Itachi that he would not relinquish his want for revenge and bids his brother farewell before he noticed Itachi walking towards him as he explains that both Danzo and Tobi were correct on what happened: he had been given the choice to either die along with his clan or to kill the Uchiha, protecting the village and Sasuke. Itachi reaches Sasuke and puts his hand on the back of Sasuke's head and his forehead on his, telling him that he knows that he can't change Sasuke's mind, but no matter what path he chose, he would love Sasuke forever as his soul departs back to the afterlife.
Soon after, Sasuke started to question what the ninjas and villages were all truly about before being found by Suigetsu and Jugo, who escaped from prison in the Land of Iron and obtain a scroll from Orochimaru's hideout. From what he reads in the scroll, Sasuke resolves to find the answers he needs to know if revenge is truly what he decides. To that end, Sasuke uses Anko's Curse Mark and a piece of Kabuto's altered flesh to revive Orochimaru to take him to the ones who knows everything. These figures are revealed to be the first four Hokage reanimated once their souls are freed from the Reaper Death Seal. Getting confirmation of the true story of the Uchiha Massacre from Hiruzen, Sasuke learns that the events leading to it were set up by Tobirama as he intended to save the Uchiha from their Curse of Hatred. Turning to Hashirama, who voices concern Sasuke will follow in Madara's footsteps, Sasuke learns the story behind Konoha's founding and the conflicts between the First Hokage and Madara, as well as those between the village and the Uchiha clan. After learning the truth, Sasuke had decided go to the battlefield in order to follow in Itachi's footsteps and devote himself to protect Konoha, effectively giving up on revenge and reverting back to his former self before he had defected from Konoha. He also apologized to Karin for his earlier actions. Sasuke joined back up with Naruto and Sakura to assist in fighting the Ten-Tails and Madara, allowing the original Team 7 to effectively be reborn. However, many of his former comrades were shocked and angry at him for suddenly showing up and voiced their distrust in him, but he replied he cared less what they thought of him. Everyone was shocked when Sasuke announced his intention to become Hokage so that he could fix the world's mistakes that he believed were created by the past Hokage. Working together with Naruto, the two were able to defeat Obito and strip him of the tailed beasts, though when he later tried to face Madara Uchiha the latter bested Sasuke without effort. After realizing Sasuke is his descendant, Madara tried appealing to him to join his cause but Sasuke refused and declared his intent to kill him.
After Madara had captured all nine tailed beasts and defeated Tobirama Senju, Sasuke attempted to attack him again from above, only for Madara to suspend him midair and stab Sasuke through the chest with his own sword. Defeated and near fatally wounded, Sasuke was later saved by Kabuto after the latter had broken free from Izanami as a new person, and decided to repay his debts to Itachi by saving Sasuke from dying.
After Sasuke was stabbed by Madara, Sasuke and Naruto, who was also on the verge of death, met The Sage of Six Paths, Hagoromo Ootsutsuki. The Sage of Six Paths told Sasuke that he was the reincarnation of one of his sons, Indra, while Naruto was the reincarnation of the other son, Asura. After learning the history of Indra's previous reincarnations, Sasuke told Hagoromo his goal after the war. Hagoromo approved of Sasuke's mindset, and gave half of his power to Sasuke. After Sasuke acquired Hagoromo's power, he awakened the Rinnegan in his left eye. This Rinnegan is capable of manipulating space and time within a limited area. Sasuke's Rinnegan can also detect previously unseeable beings, like Madara's Limbo clone. Sasuke was also able to slice Madara in half, as half of Madara stayed in the normal dimension, while the other half of Madara had already gone to the Kamui dimension where Obito and Sakura were. Later, Sasuke met up with Kakashi, Naruto and Sakura to discuss their next strategy against Madara. Kakashi asked Sasuke what his plans were after the war, but when Sasuke hesitated to answer, Kakashi said he didn't have to tell them because they had more important matters to deal with. Warning his allies to stand their guard, Sasuke and the rest of the group prepared to fight someone who was returning from the Kamui dimension. This person later turned out to be Madara Uchiha, alongside a now controlled Obito Uchiha. Sasuke and Naruto went in to attack Madara after he stabbed Sakura, but Madara ultimately managed to pull of his goal from the very beginning: Initiating the Moon Eye Plan. After the plan was activated, Sasuke protected Team 7 with his Susanoo so that they didn't fall under the genjutsu. When Sakura asked what was going on, Sasuke replied she didn't need to know because there was nothing she could do. When Naruto and Kakashi criticized him for this, Sasuke said he was taking control of the team and Kakashi agreed that Sasuke was likely the one to save the world due to his Rinnegan. Sasuke and the others later watched as Black Zetsu betrayed Madara.
Kaguya Otsutsuki Strikes
Black Zetsu's betrayal led to the rebirth of Kaguya Otsutsuki. Kaguya later teleported Sasuke and the rest of Team 7 into another dimension with the ground filled with lava. Sasuke summoned his hawk to save Naruto and himself while completely disregarding Sakura and Kakashi, who was forced to save her and himself. When criticized for this by Naruto, Sasuke told Naruto that the mission came first and saving comrades that were not useful to the mission came last. He further stated he only saved Sakura and Kakashi when the Infinite Tsukuyomi was released because they happened to be by Naruto. This suggests that Sasuke's ideals are now similar to what Kakashi Hatake's ideals were when he was a child. Naruto agreed with Sasuke, only to note that he feels an instinctual need to save his comrades, directly quoting Sasuke when he had saved Naruto in the past. Later, Sasuke went on the offensive and tried to take Kaguya out.
Black Zetsu managed to grab Naruto and Sasuke when Kaguya teleported behind both of them. Black Zetsu revealed the truth to how White Zetsu was formed, and how Kabuto found Madara's body. Naruto and Sasuke managed to free themselves from Black Zetsu's grip, and went on the offensive. Naruto used Sexy Reverse Harem Jutsu in an attempt to distract Kaguya, while Sasuke got ready to seal Kaguya with Naruto. Kaguya realized in time that both of them were attempting to seal her, and warped the dimension they were in into an ice dimension. She teleported Sasuke into a hot and dry desert dimension in an attempt to separate Naruto and Sasuke so that she would not get sealed by their Yin and Yang powers. Sasuke later was found by Sakura and Obito, after Obito used Kamui to try and locate Sasuke in Kaguya's many dimensions. Sasuke rushed to make the opening to Obito and Sakura's dimension in time before the gap between dimensions closed after Obito used up most, if not all of his chakra to do so. Sasuke switched places with Sakura's burnt jacket between dimensions with his Rinnegan, catching Sakura after teleporting. After explaining his ability, he thanked them. Later, Sasuke alongside Obito and Sakura return to the ice dimension where Naruto is fighting Kaguya. Naruto asks Sasuke if he thanked Sakura and Obito for saving him, and in response he tells Naruto to focus more on Kaguya. In response to Sasuke arriving, Kaguya teleports all of them to a dimension which has exceptionally strong gravity, trying to attack Sasuke and Naruto with bones. Kakashi and Obito jump in the way of the impending attack, resulting in Obito's apparent death, and Kakashi watching in shock as Obito uses Kamui to teleport the bone shooting at Kakashi to another dimension. While everyone was distracted by Obito's death, Sasuke teleported behind Kaguya after his Rinnegan was fully usable, and attempted to attack her. He later told Naruto that there was nothing more that he could do for Obito, so he should join him in attacking Kaguya. While Sasuke used himself as a diversion, Naruto cut one of Kaguya's arms off, detaching Black Zetsu from Kaguya. While Sasuke begins pressuring Kaguya, Naruto launches nine separate attacks, each imbued with on of the tailed beasts' chakra. After hitting Kaguya with it, her body becomes unstable, transforming into an amalgamated mass of the tailed beasts. It produced several outstretching hands, sucking up everything it came in contact with. As it approached Sakura, Sasuke tried to use his Susanoo to save her but Kakashi, having inherited Obito's Sharingan powers from the departed spirit, uses his own Susanoo to save Sakura, much to everyone's surprise.
Regaining control of herself, Kaguya then shaped the tailed-beast mass into a giant Truth-Seeking Ball. Kakashi devised a plan and shared it with his students, telling them to be ready for what could be their last mission as a team. As Naruto distracts Kaguya with his clones, Sasuke waits for the opportunity to leap into action. While Kaguya is distracted, Sasuke swaps place with one of Naruto's shadow clones and appears next to Kaguya. As she attempts to escape, Sakura comes from above and knocks Kaguya down, as Naruto and Sasuke finally manage to touch her with their special sun and moon tattoos they received from Hagoromo, preparing to seal away the Rabbit Goddess once and for all.
Immediately upon contact, Sasuke and Naruto begin the ultimate sealing technique: the Six Paths Chibaku Tensei. Kaguya wonders how she, the ancestor of all chakra, could be defeated by mere fragments of chakra, as she reverts back to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, and is encased by the landscape, creating an enormous satellite similar in size to the moon. After sealing away Kaguya, the moon tattoo disappears from Sasuke's hand, as the sun tattoo disappears from Naruto's hand, and reappears on the hand of Hagoromo. Relieved that they have defeated Kaguya, they immediately worry about how they will return back to the real world. Suddenly, Team 7 and the tailed beasts are summoned back to earth by Hagoromo and all of the previous Kage. Satisfied, Hagoromo thanks Sasuke and his comrades for saving the world. While everyone celebrates Kaguya's defeat, Sasuke senses some life in Madara, and rushes to eliminate his fallen enemy once and for all. However, he is stopped by Hagoromo, as Hashirama approaches his former comrade. Following Hagoromo's advice, Sasuke listens to Hashirama and Madara's final words to each other, as Madara passes away peacefully and the reanimated Hokage return to the afterlife. As the tailed beasts begin to talk about their future plans now that they are free, Sasuke makes his own intentions known, starting with killing the current five Kage still trapped within Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Sasuke then proceeds to take control of the nine tailed beasts and seal them away within separate Chibaku Tensei, showing that he is now able to utilize the Six Paths Technique. As Kakashi asks if he still simply desires revenge, Sasuke plainly states that what he wants is to recreate the world the way it should be, doing so with revolution. Noting that only Naruto still stands in his way, Sasuke faces his former ally. While Hagoromo sadly looks on to see that once again his children battle each other, Naruto firmly says he will end this feud once and for all. As they were about to leave, Sakura tried once more to get Sasuke to stop and return home by professing her love to him. Sasuke replied she was still annoying and cast a genjutsu of him impaling her chest on her, making her fall unconscious. Kakashi criticized him for this but Sasuke said there was no reason for him and Sakura to love each other. To counter Kakashi's claims that Sakura simply wants to save him and her love for him is breaking her heart, Sasuke said Sakura's feelings were from a failed past. Arriving at the Final Valley, Sasuke explained his definition of Hokage: one must unify the world by be willing to bear all the hatred on himself, and because of Itachi's actions, he believes Itachi fits the title of Hokage. Sasuke further explained if he killed the five kage, the other antions will remained united by focusing their hatred on him and prevent another war. When naruto tried to tell the error in Sasuke's judgment, Sasuke said the only way to start his plan was by killing Naruto - as his best friend and the one person who can stop him - and Naruto's death will not only grant him solitude but a clean slate to the world.
After this, they begin their final clash. Naruto again resists ending it by killing Sasuke, who mocks Naruto for this and tries to push him into taking it seriously. Eventually, Naruto does fight more forcefully but still made it clear he would never kill Sasuke. Once they run out of chakra, they fight each other with taijutsu for an entire day, which leaves them exhausted and badly injured. Sasuke steals Kurama's restored chakra from Naruto and prepared to kill him before Naruto counterattacked him with a punch. Having grown tired of the fighting, Sasuke and Naruto prepared to end the battle with Chidori and Rasengan, which destroys the area and knocks them unconscious. After a while, they wake up and find they have each lost one of their arms (Sasuke lost his left and Naruto his right). Unable to move, they started to talk about their friendship; Sasuke asked Naruto why he would go so far for him, to which Naruto replied they're friends. Sasuke wasn't satisfied and demanded to know what Naruto meant by that, and Naruto said he can feel pain whenever Sasuke is going through a tough time, which leaves Sasuke speechless. After sleeping through the night, they continued talking. Sasuke expressed amusement that Naruto still wanted to fight him in spite of his injuries and Sasuke finally admitted defeat. However, Sasuke doubted the others would forgive him and challenged Naruto what he would do if he decided to come after him again, and Naruto said he didn't believe Sasuke would do that again. Sasuke amended his desire for a revolution by asking Naruto to give his Rinnegan to Kakashi to release the Infinite Tsukuyomi but he wanted to end his life in order to pay his debts to the world. Naruto refused this and vowed to be there for his friend no matter what, which moved Sasuke to tears. Later on, Sakura and Kakashi arrived and Sakura started healing them. Sasuke tried to speak to her, but she told him to be quiet because she needed to concentrate on healing them. Guilt-ridden for what he put her through, Sasuke apologized to Sakura for everything he's done, and Sakura tearfully accepted it. Sasuke and Naruto form a special hand gesture to free everyone from the Infinite Tsukuyomi and release the tailed beasts. As they do so, Sasuke talked about how he always wanted to be friends with Naruto because they had something in common: being kids with no family and starved for love. He also admitted that similar to Itachi, he was always envious of Naruto but credits Naruto for saving him from himself and teaching him the true meaning of a shinobi, and this allows the two to fully reconcile.
After the war, Kakashi, the newly appointed Sixth Hokage, officially pardons Sasuke for his past crimes based on his service in ending the war and a good word from Naruto, and warns Sasuke to keep himself under control. Wanting to see the world with clearer eyes and atone for his past transgressions, Sasuke prepares to leave the village for a journey of redemption. Sakura asked him if she could accompany him, but he declined because she had nothing to do with his sins. However, he promises Sakura that he will return, and shows genuine affection towards her by poking her on the forehead and thanking her before saying goodbye. Sasuke also receives his old forehead protector from Naruto, which he accepts before the two part on good terms.
A couple of years after the war, Sasuke returned to Konoha and married Sakura. However, before he could return on his journey, Sakura demanded to go with him and he relented. As they traveled together, Sakura became pregnant with Sasuke's child. By the time Sakura went into labor, Sasuke brought her to one of Orochimaru's hideouts and had Karin help with the delivery. Sakura gave birth to a daughter, whom she and Sasuke named Sarada. The birth of his daughter essentially symbolizes the restoration of the Uchiha clan, as Sasuke always wanted. Afterwards, the Uchiha family returned to the village and lived as a normal family for a couple of years until Sarada was a toddler. Sasuke uncovered evidence of a new White Zetsu army forming and left to continue his investigation, leaving Sakura to raise their daughter on her own. Despite being unable to stay in contact with his family, Sasuke never forgets about them, and when asked by Sarada why he never comes home, Sakura said they were so important to him.
Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlett Spring
As it appears Sasuke is returning to the village after a 10 year absence, he is attacked by a mysterious boy who possesses the Sharingan. He immediately sends a message back to Naruto, now Hokage, requesting to meet with him. While waiting at the meeting point, Sarada arrives, having snuck off with Naruto and her friend Chocho as so she could finally meet her father. However, Sasuke draws his sword on her, not recognizing her and suspecting that she may be affiliated with the boy who attacked him. He launches his sword at Sarada who screams "Papa", causing Sasuke to realize that it was his daughter that he nearly attacked. Naruto and Chocho walk in and Sasuke chastises Naruto for bringing children with him. Sarada angrily demands to know why Sasuke left Sakura and her, she then states that she is dubious of her own parentage. Sasuke nonchalantly says that it is none of her concern. Subsequently, Sarada runs out in a frustrated manner with Naruto following to comfort her. As Naruto declares that Sasuke is truly a benevolent ninja despite what his shortcomings as a father, he and Sarada are attacked by the boy with the Sharingan, Shin Uchiha, and his father. Naruto activates his Tailed Beast Sage Mode to deflect the attack. Then, Sasuke reveals his Rinnegan, activates his Sharingan, and leaps forward with his blade to defend the two. After a brief duel, Shin's son is left severely damaged by Sasuke's "Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique" due to having stood in the way of his father to take the brunt of the damage. Shin's father is impressed at Sasuke's skill with his eyes as he states his intention to make it his own for the resuscitation of the Akatsuki. He then introduces himself as "Shin Uchiha" and warps Sasuke's sword to stab Naruto, Sasuke concludes that he must have marked it to be able to manipulate it. Shin then proceeds to attack Sarada but Sasuke jumps in front of her and is completely immobilized. Sakura arrives and strikes Shin with a Chakra Enhanced Punch, much to Sasuke and everyone's shock. Sakura apologizes to Sarada for not explaining their family situation, but Sasuke insists he is to blame. Shin's spy creature utilizes a space-time technique to warp a damaged Shin Sr, his nearly dead son Shin Jr, and Sakura to an unknown location.
Realizing that Shin's arm was embedded with multiple Sharingan like Danzō's, Sasuke surmised that Orochimaru was behind this. Accepting Naruto's call to bring the kids along, they went to Orochimaru's hideout for answers. Along they way, they met with Yamato, who watched over Orochimaru from the outside. Upon arriving, they were greeted by Suigetsu and Jūgo, shortly followed by Orochimaru. Upon Sasuke accusing the Sannin of attacking the Uchiha's wife and daughter, Orochimaru explained the origin of Shin Uchiha, as well as his clones. Following Orochimaru's explanation, Sasuke asked where Shin is, Orochimaru happily decided to tell so Sasuke could kill Shin for him.
Later, Sasuke waited outside with Orochimaru and his men for Naruto and Sarada to return, with Sasuke later berating them for making him wait. When Orochimaru noted that Sakura might be dead, Sasuke calmly denied that being possible. With both of his dōjutsu finally regaining their full power after earlier using them to investigate Kaguya's dimensions, he manifested his Susanoo to transport everyone with him.
After taking flight with his Susanoo, Sasuke asked Naruto to detect where Sakura was. They soon found her engaged in battle against Shin. Sasuke quickly dove in with his Susanoo and crushed Shin into submission. While Sasuke checked to make sure his wife was okay, Shin called his clones to distract the enemies while he escaped. However, the clones instead betrayed and stabbed Shin, with one of them simply explaining that they outgrew the need of Shin. Thousands of more Shin-clones then appeared. While Naruto dealt with the army through his shadow clones, Sasuke swiftly took down a giant Shin-clone with his Susanoo. Shin took advantage of this fight to escape with his Time–Space technique, attempting to take the children with him through his creature. Seeing this, Sarada quickly killed the creature while Shin over-taxed himself. Sasuke then watched in shock and pride as Sarada joined the fight and defeated several Shin-clones with a single punch, using strength like her mother's.
After learning that Sakura is indeed her biological mother, Sarada asked Sasuke if he believed their family to be connected to each other with their feelings, which he agreed with. When asked why, he explained that it was because he and Sakura have her as their daughter. Sasuke then asked Naruto what should they do with the clones and Naruto proposed that they be taken to Konoha Orphanage, which Sasuke considered too soft but agreed with him. Upon returning to Konoha, he shared his first family dinner with Sakura and Sarada. At some point, Sasuke and his family posed for a portrait together. After an unknown amount of time, he prepared to leave the village to continue with his traveling. Seeing Sarada upset, he surprised her by hugging her and affectionately poked her in the forehead, promising to come home soon. Sakura leaned forward to receive the same sort of affection from him, but he instead turned around, amused, and bade them farewell, leaving Sakura disappointed.
Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Several months later, during his travels, Sasuke investigates the ruins of an old castle in one of Kaguya's dimensions where he finds a scroll. He is then confronted by Momoshiki and Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki. After a brief scuffle with Kinshiki, Sasuke manages to escape, taking the scroll with him and returns to Konohagakure to ask Naruto for help in deciphering the scroll, and pays a visit to the Uzumaki household to find him. Boruto almost punches Sasuke after mistaking him for his father. Sasuke asks Hinata where Naruto is while Boruto Uzumaki, who realizes that Sasuke is his father's rival, looks at him with admiration. Sasuke leaves shortly after to talk with Naruto at his office. As Sasuke is halfway to the Hokage’s office, he finds Naruto’s tattered old jacket that Boruto previously threw out the WINDOW and picks it up.
He goes to Naruto at his office and hands him his old jacket along with the scroll that Sasuke says he needs help to decipher. Sasuke says he met Boruto and the boy reminds him of a younger Naruto, who insists Boruto reminds him of a younger Sasuke. However, Naruto retracted this by saying Boruto is unlike them from their shinobi days because he's never had to work hard as a ninja. Sasuke says the nature of a shinobi never changes and when Naruto expresses doubt over this, they make a bet on it. After leaving Naruto's office, Sasuke was on his way home to see his wife and daughter, when he was attacked by Boruto, whom he easily overpowered. Boruto demanded to be taken as his student so he could defeat someone. Unimpressed, Sasuke asked him if he could use the Rasengan, and when Boruto said no, Sasuke said he couldn't be his student if he didn't know the technique. After some time, Boruto shows off his newly mastered Rasengan to Sasuke, who notes it's small size. Boruto takes this as Sasuke being disappointed and runs off after throwing it into a tree. Sarada approached her father and defended the efforts Boruto made to learn the technique, and Sasuke said Boruto jumped the wrong conclusion and he was going to take Boruto as his student. Sasuke noticed that Boruto's Rasengan disappears in midair and can strike a target with powerful force. The next day, Boruto created a standard-sized Rasengan but Sasuke noticed the Kote on his forearm and knew the boy was cheating but kept quiet about it. Sasuke almost declined to accept him but pressed about their deal from Boruto, Sasuke relented. Sasuke teaches Boruto Shurikenjutsu to prepare him for the Chūnin Exams but when Boruto complains it is Sarada's specialty due to her being Sasuke's daughter and an Uchiha, Sasuke created multiple shadow clones to prove that although the technique is Naruto's specialty, hard work made it possible for Sasuke to learn it. Boruto asks Sasuke about Naruto's weaknesses and Sasuke goes on to talk about how Naruto endured several hardships in his life and overcame them to become Hokage. As the Exams commenced, Sasuke visited with a shadow clone Naruto ask if the scroll was ready and saw how sad Naruto was at not being able to train his own son. Sasuke simply told him the nature of a shinobi never changes. As soon as the scroll is deciphered, Sasuke goes to warn Naruto. When Momoshiki and Kinshiki attack, Sasuke saves Sarada from being crushed by debris and joins with Naruto to PROTECT their children from the two enemies. He informs Naruto of them being the threat greater than Kaguya and , after learning the enemies identities and intentions, Sasuke deduces Kaguya was forming a new White Zetsu army to defeat the two. As they came under attack, Naruto and Sasuke combined Kurama and Susanoo to defend themselves and their children. But they compromised that Naruto would deal with the enemies and is captured while Sasuke shielded Sarada and Boruto.
One of the most significant relationships in Sasuke's life is with Naruto, who is his rival, best friend, teammate, and surrogate brother. As kids, they always had a rivalry over who was the strongest but at the same time, they sympathized with each other for being orphans and experiencing tragedy in their childhood. This is seen when Sasuke called Sakura annoying after she criticized Naruto for being an orphan. In fact, Naruto recalls them smiling after glaring at each other and how they actually wanted to be friends. After being put on the same time, Sasuke had a low opinion of Naruto and often called him a loser, but as time passed, he grew to consider Naruto as a friend and Naruto become the first person Sasuke develops a bond with since his clan's massacre. When he saw Naruto getting stronger, Sasuke decided to sever their friendship in order to get stronger and began treating Naruto as an enemy, even trying to seriously kill him in their battles. Sasuke said he spared Naruto the first time on a whim but he vowed to finish him off for good just to prove how much he's changed since their last battle. Due to this goal, Sasuke was willing to achieve any means to gain the power he needed to defeat Naruto. As Sasuke fell deeper into darkness, Naruto was left in a deep depression of how low Sasuke had fallen into darkness and everyone was opting to kill him in order to stop him, but Naruto refused to give up on the possibility of redeeming Sasuke. Naruto went as far as to beg the Raikage to pardon Sasuke for his crimes against his village and he was willing to be beaten rather than sell out information he had about Sasuke. Eventually, Naruto declares to never give up on him and he will bring him back to Konoha, which angered and surprised Sasuke. This only made Sasuke more determined to kill Naruto during the war and he rejected Naruto's assertion that he understood why Sasuke was so bent on revenge against the village. Sasuke offered to kill Naruto and be known as a loser or let Naruto kill him and be a hero, to which Naruto said he would do neither but they would die together in their final battle if it meant Sasuke would never be alone. Despite this, Sasuke temporarily worked together with Naruto in defeating Obito, Madara, and Kaguya, and only protected him so he could fight him later on. To fulfill his goal of creating a new ninja system through destruction and rebirth, Sasuke fought Naruto, who was the one person who can stop him, but in the battle, they lose arms. After hearing Naruto's promise to always be there for Sasuke as a friend, Sasuke admitted he was always jealous of Naruto and finally accepted defeat, allowing them to truly reconcile. It would be a good word from Naruto that would prevent Sasuke from being imprisoned for his crimes and Sasuke comes to appreciate Naruto for teaching him the true meaning of a shinobi. In the years to come, they become true surrogate brothers and best friends but remain as rivals, although on friendly terms. As adults, they tend to crack jokes with each other and are more easily able to work together as partners in combat.
From his childhood, Sasuke remembered Itachi as a loving and caring older brother who always poked him in the forehead as a sign of affection. Sasuke looked up to his brother but felt like he lived in Itachi's shadow and tried hi sbest to surpass him by excelling in the academy and learning many of the Uchiha clan's jutsus. In the events leading to the massacre, Sasuke's relationship with Itachi took a turn for the worse when Itachi became distant while under suspicion for murdering his best friend by the clan. Sasuke was horrified to witness his brother kill their clan and Itachi said he spared Sasuke for being unworthy to kill but told the boy to get stronger and exact revenge on him. Over the years, Sasuke made it his life mission to kill Itachi, becoming distant and cold. This also sends Sasuke down the path of a rogue ninja, which had never been Itachi's intent, after Itachi tortures him with flashbacks of their clan's murder. In their first major battle, Sasuke struggled to keep up against his brother, but before he could finish him off, Itachi's bad health caught up with him and he died from his illness. Before falling dead to the ground, Itachi appeared to try to take Sasuke's eyes but really poked him on the forehead. Once Sasuke learned the truth about the Uchiha clan downfall, an enraged Sasuke decided to destroy the village to avenge Itachi and cried for his brother's sacrifice. After being reincarnated, Itachi admitted the truth to Sasuke and he never wanted Sasuke to walk the path he is on, but this only angered Sasuke who insisted that he could forgive Itachi for his actions but not Konoha. Sasuke went as far as to criticize his brohter for continually protecting the village in spite of what it has done to him and it was the memories of the older brother Sasuke loved that he was unwilling to give up his hatred for it. When his words failed to reach Sasuke, Itachi apologized for everything he has done to Sasuke and said he didn't want Sasuke to forgive him but he proclaimed he would love Sasuke forever no matter what choice he made. After this and some thinking, Sasuke accepts Itachi's actions and takes on his will to protect the village. Sasuke would continue protecting the village for the rest of his life, as part of Itachi wanted him to do, and Sasuke adopted Itachi's habit of poking on the forehead, which he does with his wife and daughter.
Sasuke had different relationships with his parents; a loving, close one with his mother but a distant one with his father. His father showed more attention to Itachi, who was deemed a prodigy, than Sasuke, causing the boy to feel neglected and living in Itachi's shadow. His mother was always loving and attentive to him to fill in the void he felt for being ignored by his father. He eventually gains his father's recognition when Itachi withdrew from the clan. Sasuke was devastated when he witnessed Itachi murder their parents and still mourned them as he got older.
Sakura always had a crush on Sasuke since they were kids, but he often dismissed her. When they were placed on the same team, she spent more time trying to win his affections than practicing her ninja skills. He had a low opinion of her and called her annoying for being inconsiderate of Naruto being an orphan. However, as time passed, he started to accept her as a teammate and friend, and was willing to put his life on the line to protect her. In fact, while under the Cursed Seal of Heaven, he broke the arms of one of the Sound ninjas who hurt Sakura, and he later told Naruto to do whatever he could to save Sakura from Gaara because he didn't want to lose someone dear to him again. Sakura was the first person he trusted with the secret of him being infected by the Cursed Seal and he later says his bond with Sakura had gotten to the point where they can read each other's thoughts so easily. When he decided to defect from the village, he ran into Sakura and they talked about their times together, and Sakura desperately tried to get him to stay, even confessing her to love to Sasuke for the first time and offering to join him as long as she can make him happy. Although touched, Sasuke feigned indifference and only called her annoying and knocked her out to prevent her from alerting the village but not before thanking her for everything. When they reunited 3 years later, Sasuke denounced any bond to Sakura and was more than willing to kill her at two occasions if she stood in his way. Although distraught, Sakura was willing to kill Sasuke to save him from falling deeper into darkness. However, with Naruto's vow to save Sasuke no matter what, Sakura decided to put all her faith in Sasuke and Naruto in fulfilling her dream of seeing Team 7 together again. They ended up working together against Obito, Madara, and Kaguya, and, although Sasuke was impressed by her powerful strength, he rendered her useless and showed disregard in helping her. However, when she saved him after he was trapped in another dimension, he thanked her. Before he left to fight Naruto, Sakura tried to get Sasuke to return home by saying she still loves him before he knocked her out. He also said there was no reason for them to love each other and her feelings are simply from a failed past. Afterwards, a redeemed and guilt-ridden Sasuke apologized to Sakura, which she accepted. Before leaving for his journey of redemption, Sasuke and Sakura spent some time together and they began a relationship, and Sasuke eventually fell in love with Sakura, leading him to marry her and have a daughter named Sarada. Despite his long absence, Sasuke and Sakura remained faithful to each other and their marriage turned out to be a good one, and Sasuke really feels guilty for leaving her and Sarada while he was on his mission. While Sasuke's love for her is clear, he teases her refusing to kiss her in public but had grown protective of her and holds a high opinion of her. In the novel of Boruto the Movie, it is strongly implied that Sasuke and Sakura have a passionate relationship, although Sasuke refuses to show her any affection in public.
Sarada is Sasuke's daughter with Sakura. As the first Uchiha born since its downfall, Sarada represents the clan's restoration. Sasuke loves his daughter more than anything and she is the reason why he continues to live. Before he left for his mission, it is hinted that Sasuke was very attentive and loving towards his daughter, as he was seen with Sakura teaching baby Sarada how to walk. Although Sasuke left when Sarada was a toddler, he never forgets about his daughter and it turns out his lack of communication with her during his absence was because his reputation as a powerful shinobi and a Uchiha would earn him enemies who wouldn't hesitate to harm her if they found out she was his child. Sarada has a deep attachment to her father, whom she refers to as "Papa" and she longed to meet him. When they did meet for the first time in years, Sasuke refused to answer her questions about her parentage and his absence, which briefly strained their relationship. Sarada even expressed anger at both of her parents for keeping secrets from her and doubted her father cared about her. However, Sarada learns she was wrong and her father really does love her, and he said he loved her mother as well because Sarada was the proof of their bond. While Sasuke admits he doesn't know how to be a father, he is willing to apologize to Sarada for his mistakes and make up for them as long as it makes Sarada happy. Sasuke is very protective of Sarada, to the point he is willing to risk his life for her and doesn't hesitate to show her deep affection, even in front of others. Although he unintentionally made Sarada cry during their first meeting, he actually hates seeing her upset and criticizes anyone, including Naruto, for upsetting her. Sasuke harbors deep pride for his daughter as she demonstrates she is a strong ninja, especially when he learns she dreams of becoming Hokage. In the novel of Boruto the Movie, Sasuke refers to Sarada as his beloved daughter.
Sasuke was always deemed as Kakashi's favorite student, since Kakashi took a personal interest in Sasuke's desire to kill Itachi for revenge. Having first hand experience in being in darkness, Kakashi sought to train Sasuke and taught him the Chidori to appease his desire for power. He also lectured Sasuke about gaining nothing but emptiness and lonliness after achieving revenge. Even after Sasuke defected, Kakashi blamed himself for this and agreed with Naruto and Sakura to bring him back to Konoha, even with force as Sasuke became stronger under Orochimaru's tutelage. As he saw Sasuke fall deeper into darkness, Kakashi knew there was little to no hope left in saving him, and decided killing Sasuke was the only option left, especially after seeing Sasuke try to kill Naruto and Saskura. After reuniting for the first time in 3 years, Kakashi again tried to get him to give up his hatred, but Sasuke refused and tried to kill him. Kakashi decided to kill Sasuke rather than left Naruto or Sakura take on that burden, but Naruto prevented this and Kakashi decided to let Naruto deal with Sasuke. In the battles against Obito, Madara, and Kaguya, Kakashi worked with his students for the first time since Sasuke's defection, although he didn't trust Sasuke and worried his allegiance with them was temporary. This was confirmed true when Sasuke announced his desire for a revolution, which Kakashi criticized him for and furthermore when Sasuke ignored the pain Sakura was going through to save him. At the end, though, after Sasuke reconciles with Naruto and Sakura, Kakashi happily looked on at his team reuniting for good. After becoming the Sixth Hokage, the first act Kakashi does is pardon Sasuke for his crimes due to his service in ending the war, an act Sasuke deeply appreciates and even apologizes to Kakashi for everything he did.
Despite seeking out Orochimaru to get stronger, Sasuke actually despises Orochimaru and finds his use of human experiments disgusting. After 3 years of training, although Sasuke said he could care less if Orochimaru took his body as his next vessel, Sasuke never intended for that to happen, believing he had grown strong enough that he no longer needed Orochimaru. After making that decision, Sasuke attacked a sickly and weakened Orochimaru, who tried to take over his body. However, Sasuke used his Cursed Seal to overpower Orochimaru and kill him with ease. Unknown to Sasuke, Orochimaru had entered inside Sasuke before being killed. As the war commenced, Sasuke revived Orochimaru to resurrect the previous four Hokage to learn the meaning of a shinobi. Curious, Orochimaru agreed and decided that it was time for Sasuke to make his own decisions rather than being manipulated by others. After Sasuke decided to protect the village and go to the war, Orochimaru decided to accompany him and convinced team Taka to work with him and over look the things Sasuke did to them. Years after the war, Sasuke and Orochimaru would meet again when Sasuke accused Orochimaru of creating Shin and threatened to harm him because Shin kidnapped his wife and tried to kill his daughter.
Sasuke never got along with Kabuto, despite appreciating Kabuto's help to him and Team 7 during the Chunin exams. Although he finds Kabuto to be annoying, Sasuke considers him unworthy of his attention. However, when Kabuto is reanimated after his death and tries to kill both Sasuke and a reanimated Itachi, the brothers join forces to take him down and undo the Reanimated Jutsu, and kabuto tried to mock Sasuke by reminding him his desire for revenge against the village. After his defeat, Kabuto is redeemed and decides to make amends to Itachi by saving Sasuke from dying after he is stabbed in the chest by Madara.
Karin has had a deep infatuation for Sasuke since he rescued her during the Chunin exams when they were kids. They didn't formally meet until Sasuke became Orochimaru's apprentice and Karin was working as a subordinate. Karin develops a sexual attraction to him due to his good looks, calm and calculating attitude, and his powerful chakra. She made many advances towards him and tried to get him to be alone with her, but Sasuke expressed no interest in her and often rejected her. Despite this, he enlisted her help in joining his team after killing Orochimaru, which she accepted. Overtime, Sasuke started protecting her, but remained distant for the most part. As he became more corrupted, Karin became alarmed how "cold" his chakra was but remained attractive to him and always healed him. However, when Sasuke was willing to sacrifice Karin in order to kill Danzo, he called her a burden and was going to kill her until Sakura stopped him. Karin decided to give up on Sasuke and expressed anger at him for stabbing her but quickly forgave him after he simply apologized. In the war, she panicked as Sasuke was dying from being stabbed by Madara and in her Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, she said her only desire was to see Sasuke smile at her. Years later, Karin, although still having feelings for him, accepted that Sasuke is happy with his family; developing a friendship with Sakura and a fondness for Sarada, whom she helped deliver.
Suigetsu was one of the many prisoners released at Sasuke's command after killing Orochimaru. He immediately enlisted Suigetsu's help in forming team Hebi, which Suigetsu agreed after a brief battle against Sasuke. Sasuke seems to pay little attention to him, although he deems him worthy in battle, due to Suigetsu's unique powers. As Sasuke sought revenge against Konoha, he came to completely disregard Suigetsu and Jugo, leaving them in midst of a heated battle against the Kage and not caring what would have happened to them. Neither seemed unaware of what Sasuke had done, as they started searching for him after breaking out of jail and not hesitating to join in the war with him. Years later, Suigetsu would be to blame for the estrangement between Sasuke and Sarada, after he erroneously concluded Karin was her real mother.
Jugo is very loyal to Sasuke, who reminds Jugo of his late surrogate brother who gave up his life to bring Sasuke to Orochimaru. Jugo is often the first member of the team to follow Sasuke and not question his actions, no matter how suspicious or bad they appear. Even when Sasuke abandoned him and Suigetsu, Jugo was still loyal to him and searched for him after escaping from jail, and immediately agreed to join Sasuke on the battlefield.
When they first met, Sasuke told Naruto that his son, Boruto, reminded him of how Naruto was like as a child but Naruto insisted Boruto's personality closely mirrored Sasuke's. When Naruto retracted this by saying Boruto is nothing like them because he's never had to work hard as a ninja, Sasuke was unfazed and said the nature of a shinobi never changes, even in regards to Boruto. He was surprised when Boruto wanted to be his apprentice but agreed on the condition that Boruto learned the Rasengan. Although Boruto's was small, Sasuke was impressed and began training him to help him get ready for the Chunin Exams by teaching shurkienjutsu. When Boruto complained it Sarada's specialty because of her being Sasuke's daughter, Sasuke used the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique to prove hard work makes it possible for others to learn techniques that belong to certain clans. He and Boruto develop a strong bond, to the point where Sasuke felt comfortable enough to praise about Naruto to the boy and Sasuke refers to Boruto as his number one student. While he was disappointed at Boruto for cheating in the exams, he knew lecturing the boy would do no good and instead sympathized with him for making a mistake. Even as Boruto doubted his abilities, Sasuke told him he was a strong shinobi who can one day surpass Naruto. Sasuke lent his forehead protector to Boruto as they went to rescue Naruto, as a sign he recognizes Boruto as a true shinobi despite his mistakes, and continually protected him. As proof of his strong, surrogate familial bond with Naruto, Boruto refers to Sasuke as "Uncle Sasuke" and Sasuke treats Boruto as a son.
Sasuke first met Gaara in the Chunin Exams and right away, they were eager to fight each other after seeing their respective powers. However, Sasuke was almost overpowered by Gaara's sand powers and was left severally injured as he tried protecting Sakura and aiding Naruto. His defeat at Gaara's hands and witnessing Naruto defeat Gaara would later be among Sasuke's reasons for defecting Konoha. As Gaara redeemed himself, Sasuke fell deeper into darkness. When Sasuke attacked the Kage Summit to kill the Kage, Gaara tried to reason with him by telling him his desire for revenge will gain him nothing by pointing out his own experience of being consumed with rage and revenge, and asked him to give it all up for Naruto's sake if he isn't able to see the light in darkness. Sasuke refused by saying his goals exist only in darkness and he lashed out at Gaara for saying he understands the Uchiha's pain. Seeing the kind of failure Sasuke had become and feeling sad for Naruto's failed attempts to save his friend, Gaara shed a tear for the Uchiha. Gaara tried to kill Sasuke in order to defend the other Kage but failed as Sasuke escaped. Gaara saw no hope of helping Sasuke and tried to get Naruto to give up on him, but the latter refused and Gaara decided to have faith in Naruto in dealing with Sasuke. However, after the war ended, a redeemed Sasuke seems to be on civil terms with Gaara, as the two had no problem working together to rescue Naruto and posed for a photograph with Naruto, Boruto, and the three other Kage.
Sasuke never had any friends among his peers and considered himself far superior than his classmates until he was partnered with Naruto and Sakura. Sasuke had the attention of most of the girls (which annoyed him) but almost all of the boys disliked Sasuke for his attitude. Before defecting, Sasuke was willing to work together with his classmates on missions but still didn't recognize them as friends but merely temporary comrades. After becoming a rogue ninja, they joined together with Naruto to find him and bring him back with no success. When Naruto shouted out that their friends risked their lives to find him, Sasuke was indifferent and retorted he didn't ask for them to look for him. 3 years pass when they learn of Sasuke becoming an international criminal and decide to kill him to prevent him from creating a war among the nations, although Naruto convinces them to let him deal with Sasuke on his own. When Sasuke arrived on the battlefield to help, they all expressed shock and anger at him, and voiced their distrust in him. Sasuke, however, said he didn't care what they thought of him. The fact he was willing to help them allowed them to put their distrust in him aside for the time being. After the war, Sasuke appears to have made up with all of them and, as an adult, is on amicable terms with them.
After learning the truth on the Uchiha clan downfall and it was Danzo who ordered it, Sasuke sought revenge against him. His growing hatred towards the elder caused him to become ruthless and brutal. Showing some fear towards the Uchiha, Danzo tried to flee before he was caught by Sasuke, Karin, and Tobi. Confronted by Sasuke, Danzo admitted everything but insisted he ordered the massacre in the best interest of the village and Sasuke's actions were only tarnishing Itachi's sacrifice. This enraged Sasuke who fought him and killed him several times before the elder came back to life each time. Eventually realizing he was no match against Sasuke, Danzo tried to use Karin against him, but Sasuke didn't hesitate to stab them both with Chidori. Mortally wounded, Danzo committed suicide and tried to take Sasuke and Tobi with him but failed. Sasuke expressed thrill at "killing" the man responsible for ordering the massacre and, even years later as an adult, he seems to have no regret. Ironically, Sasuke takes up his habit of doing activities in the shadows to protect the village, although Sasuke's are more cautious and peaceful.
Sasuke entered in the war with the intent of killing Madara and other enemies to protect the village. Sasuke had no hesitations at trying to kill Madara due to his unwillingness to follow in his footsteps. Realizing Sasuke is related to him, Madara tried to appeal to Sasuke to join him, but Sasuke refused and announced his goal to kill him. Madara was reluctant to kill a member of his clan, but as the battle continued, Madara stabbed Sasuke in the chest and left him to die. Sasuke and Naruto almost gained the upper hand in defeating him until Madara was mortally wounded by the Black Zetsu. Sasuke wanted to finish him off for good, but Madara died after realizing his wrongdoings.
- Sasuke was named after Sasuke Sarutobi, the Third Hokage's father, though their names in turn were likely inspired by the fictional ninja Sarutobi Sasuke.
- Unlike most characters in Naruto, Sasuke doesn't address anyone with any honorifics at the end of their names except to his parents, clan members, and Itachi when he was a child and after discovering Itachi's evil nature.
- Sasuke is one of the two have always stayed in the Top Ten of every Character Popularity Poll.
- Sasuke's evil laugh, alongside with Itachi's illusionary evil laugh has been parodied in the internet.
- Sasuke has characteristics that match Jin Kazama.
- Sasuke's voice actor Noriaki Sugiyama also voices Kevin Levin in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Bloo in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Buford Van Stomm in Phineas and Ferb, Uryū Ishida in Bleach and Jason Todd in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
- Sasuke is similar to a Vergil from Devil May Cry series. Both are deuteragonists, master of iaijutsu, and served as the final villains in their respective franchises. However, unlike him whereas his Classic version remains neutral but ended up brainwashed then died while reboot version becomes pure evil, Sasuke reformed and survived the event until the end.
- He is quite similar to Bonnie the Bunny from Five Nights at Freddy's for several reasons:
- Both have purple included on their appearance.
- Both are part of a four or five member team (Sasuke's being Taka).
- Both are the person from this team that appear the most.
- Both are the person from this team that make the first "move".
- Both lost their left arms at some point.