Every Naruto fan knows how important the Uchiha clan is for Masashi Kishimoto’s franchise. It’s not just Sasuke Uchiha, who is one of the franchise’s most important characters, but a whole bunch of other relevant characters, some of which have undoubtedly shaped the evolution of the franchise, while others have influenced the backstories of some characters. In this article, we are going to introduce you to one member of the Uchiha clan – Izuna Uchiha.
Izuna Uchiha was the younger brother of Madara Uchiha and all information about him comes solely from tales by Itachi Uchiha, Hashirama Senju and Tobi. He, along with his brother Madara, were renowned as the clan’s two strongest members in their lifetime. He was mortally wounded in a fight against Tobirama Senju.
The rest of this article is going to focus on Izuna Uchiha and all of the aspects related to his character, including his role in the Naruto manga and anime, his history, his powers and abilities, and more. Izuna Uchiha is a relevant character for the history of the Uchiha clan, which is why we reckoned that he deserved proper treatment in a standalone article.
Who was Izuna Uchiha?
Izuna was a dedicated person who seemed to have competitive gifts in relation to his and his brother’s abilities, due to this, they regularly trained hard to increase their powers. Izuna always looked at Madara as a very powerful being and was very surprised and incredulous when his brother revealed that Hashirama was superior to him.
As he grew older, his love for his clan also increased, reaching the point of fighting fiercely to protect him. He soon adapted to the ideals of his clan and did not believe Hashirama’s stories of uniting forces to find peace. He always cared for his brother and was so close to him that he even gave her eyes as a gift before his death in order for her to become strong and assert the clan against rivals.
Izuna Uchiha lived in the Warring States era, where clans were constantly fighting each other. Even children had to fight as shinobi and many lost their lives in the process. So Izuna lost all of his siblings except his big brother, Madara Uchiha. One day, Izuna and Madara’s father, Tajima Uchiha, found out that Madara often dated a boy from the rival Senju clan.
He now commissioned Madara to spy on Hashirama and thus also the Senju clan. When Madara next met with Hashirama, Tajima and Izuna went after him to make sure Madara went along with the plan. But Madara revealed the trap to Hashirama so that he could escape. Now Tajima and Izuna came out from their hiding place to pursue Hashirama.
But at the same time Butsuma Senju and Tobirama Senju came out of hiding. A fight ensued, with Tajima and Butsuma facing off, and Izuna fighting Tobirama. Knowing that the two fathers were evenly matched and that only the one in control could win, the two attacked each other’s sons. If one of the fathers saw one of his sons dying in battle, they could lose control and lose the fight.
But at that moment Madara and Hashirama intervened and protected their younger brothers. Now it was a three on three fight, but Madara knew that Hashirama was stronger than him and that’s why they would lose. Izuna couldn’t believe there was anyone stronger than his big brother. training Izuna and his older brother Madara were born into the famous Uchiha clan.
They were both very talented and had their Sharingan under control very early on. Both were equally strong, always wanting to get better, and trained very hard to improve their skills. In the end, both received the Mangekyou Sharingan.
It is not yet known how Izuna received the Mangekyou Sharingan. It was a tough time of constant battles against other clans, and especially the battles against the Senju clan forced Izuna and Madara to use their Mangekyou Sharingans more and more often. As a result, Madara’s eyesight in particular deteriorated and he became almost completely blind.
How did Izuna Uchiha die?
After a few years, Izuna’s father died and Madara became the leader of the Uchiha clan. Hashirama, now the leader of the Senju clan, sent the Uchiha clan an offer of peace, but Izuna advised his brother not to accept it and Madara continued to lead the Uchiha in numerous battles. A fight ensued again between the Uchiha and the Senju, and this time Izuna fought Tobirama Senju.
Using the Hiraishin Giri, he managed to severely injure Izuna. Madara came to his younger brother’s aid and together they escaped. Izuna died a short time later from the injury that Tobirama inflicted on him. His eyes There are two different stories about losing his eyes: Itachi Uchiha claims that Madara was so desperate that he took Izuna’s eyes by force and had them implanted, creating an entirely new Mangekyou Sharingan that no longer had the side effects of a had normal.
Tobi, on the other hand, claims that Izuna offered to take his brother’s eyes so that his sight would fully return and the clan’s strength would be maintained. Hashirama said that Madara loved his younger brother very much and had a hard time coping with his death, so it is more likely that Izuna gave his eyes to Madara just before his death so that he could win against the Senju clan.
Izuna Uchiha was one of the oldest known members of the Uchiha clan. He was the son of Tajima Uchiha, and the brother of Madara Uchiha. He had a very good relationship with his brother. He respected him and looked up to him. At the same time, he admired his strength and could not believe that Hashirama Senju should be stronger than him.
The two trained together for their clan and thus became the strongest of their clan. He was extremely important to his brother as he was the sole survivor of his siblings. Madara definitely wanted to protect Izuna and build a village together with Hashirama where he can better protect his little brother.
Who is Izuna Uchiha’s son?
As far as it is known, Izuna Uchiha had no children. He died when he was very young and left no family behind him.
Now, this aspect isn’t fully clear from the manga but we know the following – Madara Uchiha is Sasuke Uchiha’s uncle. Now, since Itachi is Sasuke’s brother, and Izuna is Madara’s brother, Madara’s also Itachi’s uncle so Izuna is Itachi’s uncle’s brother. Since we don’t know the exact relationship between them, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact term.
Why does Izuna look like Sasuke?
Izuna Uchiha is said to have been physically similar to Sasuke Uchiha. He had slightly longer, black, spiky hair that he pulled back into a ponytail. As for clothing, he wore a dark top with a high collar that had the Uchiha crest on it. As a child he wore protective armor. Now, there is no precise reason why Izuna was the one who looked like Sasuke; they’re members of the same family and in all honesty, all those Uchiha look a lot like each other and that seems to be a family trait.
Izuna Uchiha: Powers and abilities
Zuna was recognized as possessing prodigious talent, even by the battle standards of the Uchiha Clan, as well as being one of the most powerful members in his clan’s history. Together with his brother, Madara, he trained daily to hone his skills. On the other hand, they both possessed exceptional Chakra, even for the Uchiha. His prowess allowed him to fight equally against Tobirama, who was considered the fastest shinobi of his time.
In the anime, Izuna was shown to be a great user of the Fire Release, being able to perform the Fire Release: Great Fireball Jutsu with the necessary power to counter Tobirama’s water dragon, which, at the time, was known to be one of the best users of the Water Element.
Izuna, along with Madara, became the first Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan. His eyes took on the appearance of three bars, stretching across his pupil. The new abilities acquired by Izuna were such that together with Madara, he took the leadership of the Uchiha Clan.
From a young age, Izuna wielded a basic sword, hinting that he possessed some mastery and knowledge of Kenjutsu, as well as being able to stand up to Tobirama Senju, who was another highly skilled user in this area.
What does Izuna’s Sharingan do?
Izuna awakened his clan’s Kekkei Genkai, the Sharingan, at a very young age, mastering it around the same time as Madara. His level using the Sharingan was such that even his clan recognized him thanks to his great skills. With the Sharingan, Izuna had access to various abilities, such as seeing events in great detail and predicting his opponent’s moves. Also, in the anime, it was shown that he was able to use very powerful Genjutsu with the Sharingan.