Sasuke Uchiha is one of the most important characters in the whole Naruto franchise. The antihero of the series, Sasuke, has been it all – the villain, the hero, and, finally, an antihero that beautifully complements Naruto’s heroic ideals. On top of that, Sasuke is also one of the strongest characters in the whole series. But, while Sasuke’s powers and abilities certainly are on a high level, you might be surprised to find out that his shinobi rank doesn’t really match his powers and abilities. Building on that, we have decided to tell you whether Sasuke is still a Genin in the series or not.
In the hierarchy of the shinobi from the series, the genin are actually the lowest-ranked shinobi in the series. This is the most basic and fundamental rank in the series, and all Shinobi Academy entrants are assigned this rank; they later advance in the hierarchy by passing the Chūnin Exams. Sasuke became genin when he entered the Academy. Still, since he never passed the Chūnin Exams and later ran away, he never actually surpassed the rank of genin formally, although his powers are on the level of a Kage.
In this article, we are going to tell you what happened to Sasuke Uchiha after the epic final clash against Naruto in Shippuden. We will go over the whole story of the final battle and tell you, in more detail, what happened and the implications. If you’re not fully up-to-date with the story of Boruto, we have to warn you that there will be spoilers in this article.
Who are genin in Natuto?
A Genin is the lowest rank among the Ninjas. To reach this rank, the student must pass the Ninja Academy exam imposed by the Chūnin masters; in case of achieving it, he will be granted the regulation Ninja Band of the village and will form a team made up of two other genin, generally, the companions are compatible in abilities or the abilities of each one complement each other; that they will be in charge of a Jōnin or Tokubetsu Jōnin until the promotion of one of the members to Chūnin.
Academy Students who do not meet the requirements or fail will repeat the last course given at the Academy or, as in the old case of Kirigakure, will die. Teams made up of Genin are assigned D or C Rank missions, preventing them from risking their lives as labor jobs. But in emergencies, when the village is invaded or attacked, the Genin are sent on higher missions due to the few shinobi available. When the Jōnin in charge deems it appropriate, he proposes the Genin participate in the Chūnin Exams, where they must demonstrate teamwork capabilities and combat skills; the choice for a Genin to ascend is up to the Kage. This knowledge is required for all Ninjas. They are elementary things to be able to function as a Genin and to later ascend to Chūnin.
Ninjas start their journey at the age of 10. During their training, they are instructed about the types of weapons (Kunai, Shuriken, etc.), the damage caused, firing frequencies, speeds, and other specific topics; they are taught to wield and throw them if necessary and how to fight efficiently with them, their variety and effectiveness. This knowledge is vital for the Genin due to the low level that they usually have in control of Chakra or their different natures since they allow them to cause damage to the opponent.
The necessary knowledge about Chakra, the spiritual force and the human force, its balance, and the way to carry it out better are also taught to genin-level shinobi. Its correct use is taught how it is accumulated, released, and used in various types of situations. The abilities of each Genin to control Chakra and the possible uses that they can give it, such as learning Medical Ninjutsu or some more advanced technique, are also explored.
To improve the management of the Genin’s chakra, various training is put into practice, such as an exact amount of chakra concentrated on the soles of the feet, to keep the foot adhered to the surface, start training by taking impulse and running, after practice you can walk up, which means more experience. By fully mastering this technique, they can focus the chakra in their hands to perform stunts on vertical surfaces, generally used to avoid enemy attacks.
Is Sasuke still a genin in Naruto?
As we have said, the genin are the lowest-ranked shinobi in the hierarchy of the Naruto lore. They are basically trainees who want to work their way up and become Chūnin, and so on. In order to do it, they must complete their exams and reach a certain level of power. Sasuke Uchiha became a genin, but since he lost to Rock Lee during the Chūnin Exams, he never actually passed them. Later on, he never actually retook the exams, which means that despite all of his powers and abilities – which are above your standard Kage-level of powers – Sasuke Uchiha remained a genin and is still a genin.
This is particularly strange because Sasuke immediately demonstrates great skill in martial arts, so much so that Kakashi has to use both hands during the bell test. He is endowed with superhuman speed, incredible reflexes, and extraordinary endurance, so much so that he can successfully sustain long battles against very powerful opponents.
With the basic Sharingan, he still managed to save himself from Itachi’s Tsukuyomi to dialogue with the Fox in Naruto’s mind and to subdue the king of gods. Manda snakes. With the hypnotic Sharingan, he could immobilize Killer Bee, some samurai, and Shi and create an illusion similar to his brother’s technique with which he distracted Danzo.
After obtaining the Rinnegan, Sasuke’s ability in genjutsu increases to the point of subduing all nine hunters with a single glance. Like all Uchiha, he has a natural predisposition for the fire-type chakra, learning the supreme fireball technique at the age of seven, and later also learns how to use the lightning-type chakra, learning from Kakashi the Chidori and creating numerous variations.