Sasuke Uchiha is one of the most prominent and powerful characters from Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto franchise. He has proven himself over the years and is currently regarded as one of the most powerful shinobi in the world. He has mastered a variety of different techniques and one of them will be introduced in this article, as we are going to tell you how Sasuke learned the Mangekyō Sharingan technique, one of his signature moves.
Sasuke awakens his Mangekyō Sharingan not long after Itachi’s death, once he had realizzed the fact that Itachi was the single most significant relationship he had in his whole life. The design of his Mangekyō Sharingan gives the appearance of three intersecting ellipses, which is in line with the individual and unique designs of each Mangekyō Sharingan.
In the rest of this article, we are going to focus on Sasuke Uchiha attaining Mangekyō Sharingan. We are going to find out when it happened, why, and how it happened, alongside additional details related to Sasuke’s Mangekyō Sharingan. This article is going to be focused exclusively on Sasuke and his experiences with Mangekyō Sharingan, as you are going to find all the information you need in one place.
How did Sasuke get the Mangekyō Sharingan?
The Mangekyō Sharingan is an advanced form of the Sharingan that has only been attained by a handful of Uchiha in history. They are said to be the “heavenly eyes that see the truth of all creation without obstruction.” This evolution gives its user access to great power and the ability to perform forbidden and mysterious techniques.
Furthermore, it is distinguished from a normal Sharingan by its appearance, which drastically changes its design depending on the wielder of the dōjutsu. After an Uchiha becomes blind from excessive use of the Mangekyō Sharingan, it is possible to regain the light by obtaining the so-called Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. It is obtained when an Uchiha implants another Uchiha’s Mangekyō Sharingan.
In doing so, both designs merge, and the possessor of said dōjutsu can use Mangekyō techniques without his vision deteriorating from continued use, making him a relatively perfect Mangekyō Sharingan.
After this short introduction to the Sharingan, we are going to tell you how Sasuke obtained his.
Sasuke Uchiha awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan after learning the truth about his brother, Itachi. In his pain at the knowledge that Itachi was not the villain he imagined, and along with his role as his executioner, he awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan. Unlike other users, who have a black design with a red background, Sasuke’s was the first to show a red design on a black background.
With his left eye he can use the Amaterasu, being hinted by C that with his ability he surpasses Itachi by his ability to apply the transformation of the nature of flames using the special ability on his right eye. He has also been shown to be able to extinguish them, raising his control of the Flame Release.
Sasuke has shown the ability to use Susanoo, which can be fully or partially manifested to suit situations such as using a ribcage for defense, or just one arm to interact with the environment. Sasuke has shown the evolution and development of his Susanoo during several battles, starting with an incomplete version against the Fourth Raikage, then a version capable of shooting arrows while fighting Danzō, and later, a version identical to Itachi’s, except for the color during his battle with Kakashi.
Also, Sasuke can use a more powerful version of the Genjutsu: Sharingan, with which he can paralyze his opponents and steal information from them, although Danzō stated that his level with the Genjutsus is lower than Itachi’s, who could use the Tsukuyomi and manipulate time. freely within a Genjutsu. Before awakening his own Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke had inadvertently used the programmed and inadvertent Amaterasu against Tobi when he revealed his Sharingan and part of his face.
This was the result of Itachi’s will that Sasuke not meet Tobi so that he would not learn the truth about him. By using this programmed and involuntary Amaterasu, Sasuke’s eye took the form of Itachi’s Mangekyō Sharingan, due to the fact that Itachi had implanted said power within him. However, upon awakening his own Mangekyō Sharingan, Sasuke did not unintentionally use Amaterasu again.
Why does Sasuke have two different Mangekyō Sharingan?
As with Itachi, the Mangekyō Sharingan put a great strain on Sasuke’s body and eyes, and over time, it also caused him to lose his vision. To counter these problems, Sasuke implanted the eyes of his brother. In doing so, he awakened the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, whose design is shown to be a combination of his own with Itachi’s.
With these new eyes, he obtained a new final Susanoo, which appears to be lighter in color compared to previous versions of him. The mouth of the armor changes and takes the form of a long beak, giving it an increasingly bird-like appearance that, like Madara’s, has four arms. The skin on the right arms resembles the shells of the hands coming out of the armor itself, and it looks more terrifying in this form.
One of his right hands is capable of creating a sphere made from the Amaterasu’s flames, from which he can form arrows strong enough to pierce White Zetsu and even set him on fire. In addition, he can also apply the Kagutsuchi to the Susanoo to create different weapons and thus increase his offensive power.
So, basically, no, Sasuke doesn’t have two different Mangekyō Sharingan, but rather – he was able to awaken both the Mangekyō Sharingan and the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.
Why didn’t Sasuke get the Mangekyō Sharingan when his parents died?
Being a member of the prestigious Uchiha Clan, Sasuke was able to obtain his clan’s Kekkei Genkai, the Sharingan, during his growth. The first time he woke up was at the age of 7, with a cross in each eye, after experiencing the massacre of his clan caused by Itachi, however, due to the trauma caused, Sasuke was not able to wake him up again and to use it until he faced Haku, where his right eye gained an additional blade, thereby unlocking the power and being able to awaken him at will.
Shortly before the Chūnin Exams, Sasuke acquired two blades in both eyes and later, during the battle against Naruto in the Valley of the End, both eyes would mature enough to awaken all three blades.
So, as you can see, Sasuke did awaken the Sharingan when his parents were killed, but the trauma of this event was so difficult that he simply suppressed it, along with his ability to activate the Sharingan. This is why he, basically, had to reawaken it later in his life, the Mangekyō Sharingan included.
Who was the youngest person to get the Mangekyō Sharingan?
The youngest Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan was Izumi Uchiha. As a member of the famed Uchiha Clan, she possessed that clan’s Kekkei Genkai, the Sharingan, which she awakened at a young age, even before prodigies like Itachi Uchiha, although she could not control it, and its use caused her to faint. Later, she managed to develop it to the complete stage of Dōjutsu, reaching the three blades.
This fact was confirmed in the Itachi Shinden: Book of Bright Light book, where we find out that Izumi awakened her Mangekyō Sharingan at the age of five. Earlier, it was thought that Sarada Uchiha was the youngest Uhcihha to have awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan, but she was 12 when we first see her use it.