How Did Kakashi Get His Sharingan and Lose It?

How Did Kakashi Get His Sharingan and Lose It?

Kakashi Hatake is a significant character from the entire Naruto series, where he is a wunderkind. For this reason, he is highly esteemed among his peers as his talent gets him to the top of his class in his first year. However, how did Kakashi get his Sharingan?

Kakashi got his Sharingan during the Third Shinobi World war from Obito Uchiha, who gifted him to replace his lost eye after getting trapped in the cave. However, he lost it during the Fourth Shinobi World War when Madara snatched it to transport himself to the second Rinnegan from Obito to get his powers.

Let’s explore some more on the life history of Kakashi Hatake to understand his life journey better and to see why he has such a strong character.

How did Kakashi get his Sharingan?

How Did Kakashi Get His Sharingan and Lose It?

Kakashi gets paired with two other classmates, Obito Uchiha and Rin Nohara, under Minato Namikaze’s leadership. The team gets sent on many missions which all are successful. However, when Kakashi is 12, Konoha becomes entangled in the Third Shinobi War, sending out team Minato. 

Their mission is to destroy the Kannabi bridge in Kusagakure to cut off Iwagakure’s line supply. Before embarking on the journey, Rin and Minato give Kakashi some presents to celebrate his promotion as a Jonin, but Obito does not get him anything.

On their journey deeper to Kusa, they encounter Taiseki and Kakko, Mahiru’s teammates. They kidnap Rin to gain more knowledge of the team’s plan. However, because of Kakashi’s past, he opts to continue with their mission while Obito suggests saving Rin. 

Before their split up, Obito mentions to Kakashi that his father, Sakumo, was a hero reminding him that as much as it is terrible to abandon one’s mission, it’s worse to abandon a friend. 

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These words ring in Kakashi’s mind, and he goes back to save Rin; instead, he finds Obito in danger and saves him from Taiseki with his light white chakra sabre. Taiseki then becomes invisible and tries to attack Obito again, but Kakashi intervenes, and in the process, impairs his left eye.

Afterward, they locate the cave that Kakko was using as a hideout and rescue Rin. However, Kakko retaliates and pushes the cave where Kakashi is in. Obito notices that Kakashi is about to be hit by the collapsing rocks and pushes him out of the way. Unfortunately, in the process, he gets trapped.

On realizing the extent of his injuries, he’s almost sure that he’ll succumb. Therefore, he decides to gift Kakashi his Sharingan to replace the lost eye and congratulate him on his promotion. In the subsequent years, the Sharingan becomes his most identifiable feature, and he is known as Kakashi of the Sharingan.

How did Kakashi get Sharingan in both eyes?

During the Fourth Great Ninja War, a young version of Obito tells Rin that he would love to help Kakashi in battle by giving him one of his eyes. Therefore, Kakashi gets Sharingan in both of his eyes when Obito transfers his to him.  As chakra is an essence that connects the world, Obito’s chakra gains new life, therefore, reanimating Kakashi’s eye.

Why is Kakashi Sharingan always on?

Kakashi cannot deactivate the Sharingan because it drains his chakra rapidly, leaving him bedridden for days. Then, again, his chakra will reset to zero because he cannot fully support his eye for an extended period. Also, he has less control over it since he is not an Uchiha.

In addition, according to the law in the Naruto Universe, if the Sharingan does not belong to you, you cannot deactivate it. Therefore, Kakashi could not deactivate his Sharingan as it originally belonged to Obito.

What episode does Kakashi get his Sharingan?

How Did Kakashi Get His Sharingan and Lose It?

Kakashi gets his Sharingan from Obito as his dying wish in Chapter 242, Episode 120 of Naruto Shippuden. On youtube, you can catch the teary moment from Ichigo Uzumaki.

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How did Kakashi lose his Sharingan?

During the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Obito saves Sakura from Madara Uchiha’s attack and sends her to go and treat Kakashi’s injury. In addition, he gives her a heads up about Madara’s plan to steal the Sharingan to retrieve his Rinnegan. 

Madara manages to remove the Sharingan from Kakashi’s left eye socket and places it on his own despite the warning by Obito. To get his full potential back, he wants to transport himself to the second Rinnegan from Obito’s second dimension. 

As Naruto seals Madara’s shadow, Madara notices that the cursed seal he placed on Kakashi’s heart is gone. Obito then tells him that Kakashi destroyed it at his command. He quickly masterminds how to get Obito’s positive energy into hatred. That is when he reveals that he is the one behind the death of Rin.

Naruto heads toward his teammates and releases the power of Yin and Yang. As a result, he restores Kakashi’s original eye.

Team 7 is a little disoriented, and Madara seizes the opportunity to arrive in a black Zetsu that controls Obito’s body. Sakura charges toward Madara to create a space for Sasuke and Naruto but Madara’s shadow stops them.

Madara takes off and heads to the sky, where he creates multiple Chibaku Tensei. Naruto and Sasuke move in to deal with the shadows. Meanwhile, in the sky, Madara recalls a phrase from the stone tablet.

He proceeds to remove the covering on his forehead which reveals a third eye. He reflects it to the moon and reveals Infinite Tsukuyomi. He goes to regain his power from the second dimension using the Sharingan and he is unfortunately successful.

In what episode does Kakashi lose his Sharingan?

Kakashi loses his Sharingan twice. The first account is in episode 424 of the Naruto: Shippuden anime series, where Madara rips the Sharingan from Kakashi’s eye and transplants it on his own.

In addition, he loses the Sharingan entirely after Obito died in episode 120 of the Naruto series. 

Does Kakashi get his Sharingan back in Boruto?

The former Hokage is on a mission with Mighty Guy and their escort, Mirai Sarutobi. The mission takes them out of the leaf village where Kakashi encounters a tree that features in the film, Adaptation of Icha Icha. He reacts to the tree, shouting in joy and an aura of red energy surrounds him.

You will realize that Kakashi’s Sharingan is back and gets some distinct features of the mangekyou pattern for about three seconds. After that, however, It quickly disappears as he does not have it since he lost it during the last Great Ninja War. 

How did Kakashi get Mangekyou Sharingan?

Rin transfers Obito’s Sharingan to Kakashi, and he goes out to battle with Kakko. He successfully kills him but realizes Iwa’s reinforcements presence, who are constricting the rubble where Obito and Rin are. Kakashi safely pulls Rin out and agrees to a promise from a dying Obito – to keep Rin safe.

The Iwa-nin surround Kakashi and Rin, but he fights them for as long as possible until Minato is able to track them down and help him finish off the remaining ones. Then, together, they complete their mission, destroying the Kannabi bridge.

They return to Konoha to mourn the death of their friend and teammate, Obito. Most people from the Uchiha clan are against Kakashi owning the Sharingan as he has no blood ties to them. However, the Uchiha head, Fugaku Uchiha, chooses to honor Obito’s dying wish and let Kakashi keep the Sharingan.

In another mission, Rin gets kidnapped by the Kirigakure, and Kakashi manages to rescue her. But, sadly, On their way to Konoha, she reveals that she has three tails sealed in her by Kiri to destroy their village once she loses control.

Rin begs Kakashi to kill her, but he is adamant about it because of his promise to Obita. Nevertheless, he is hopeful that there is a solution and assures Rin to hold on. Members from the Kirigakure – Kiri-nin try to retrieve her, but they are unable.

Kakashi fights them off with the Chidori, which he has renamed the Lightning cutter. Sadly, Rin seizes the opportunity to get in between the attacks, and Kakashi kills her unintentionally. However, she believes it’s better to die by his hand to save her community-Konoha.

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Kakashi gets so traumatized by the incident that he passes out. This is after the Sharingan evolves and becomes a Mangekyo Sharingan. Konoha’s reinforcements later find him but cannot explain the inhumane slaughter of all the Kiri forces.

Mangekyo Sharingan retains the original Sharingan’s ability and provides more powers that differ from eye to eye. Its appearance is tomoe seal and forms a triangle shape which sets it apart. It’s believed to be awakened by the owner’s trauma after witnessing the death of a loved one, especially if they are involved in their death.

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