Madara Uchiha was the eldest of Tajima Uchiha’s five children and was born during the Warring States Period.
Madara and his siblings grew up on the battlefield, fighting the Senju, the Uchiha’s arch-rivals.
Madara Uchiha Starting Story
|Manga||Volume #41, Naruto Chapter #370|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #130|
|Novel||Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky|
|Movie||The Last: Naruto the Movie|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie|
|Date Of Birth||December 24|
Madara was left with only his younger brother, Izuna after three of his siblings died early. Madara and Izuna grew close due to their shared sorrow, and they were always competing to get stronger.
This, paired with his innate chakra strength, allowed the young Madara to overcome adult Senju in a fight and earn a reputation as a genius.
Madara met a boy his age named Hashirama. It was skipping stones or urinating in rivers; the two immediately developed a friendly rivalry.
Hashirama, like Madara, was a shinobi who had lost his brothers in the war.
They imagined a world without the necessity for children like themselves to fight.
Madara and Hashirama kept their family names hidden as a precaution, but they eventually uncovered each other’s identities: Madara was a Uchiha, and Hashirama was a Senju; it was their responsibility to kill each other, even if they were friends.
Madara, forced to choose between his family and his ideals of peace, chose to destroy his friendship with Hashirama so that he would have no qualms about killing him in the future, a resolve powerful enough to activate his Sharingan.
Madara and Hashirama continued to fight in the following years. Even after gaining a Mangeky Sharingan, Madara could never defeat Hashirama, and Hashirama could never bring himself to murder someone he still considered a friend, resulting in a decades-long stalemate between the two.
Both Madara and Hashirama rose through the ranks of their respective clans to become leaders, a position Hashirama attempted to use to mediate peace between them.
Although other Uchiha were becoming increasingly enticed by the offer, Madara turned it down owing to Izuna’s death at the hands of Hashirama’s brother, Tobirama Senju.
Despite this, some Uchiha joined the Senju clan for the sake of survival. Madara then utilized Izuna’s eyes to gain “everlasting” Mangeky Sharingan and restore Izuna’s vision, failing.
With this newfound power, he launched a final assault on the Senju but was soundly crushed.
Rather than killing Madara to end the battle, Hashirama promised to sacrifice himself if the violence would stop. Hashirama’s act affected Madara, and he eventually agreed to peace.
The Senju, the Uchiha, and all their allied clans banded together to establish a peaceful village where children would never have to fight.
Madara and Hashirama rekindled their boyhood acquaintance, and Madara named the settlement Konohagakure, which he saw through the leaves.
However, Madara’s vision of peace differed from Hashirama’s. Whereas Hashirama envisioned cooperation with the other newly formed villages, Madara desired control so that the peace could never be broken, as evidenced by his attacking Iwagakure’s M and noki to force them to submit Konoha’s authority.
Madara was frightened for the Uchiha’s future after Hashirama was elected Hokage, Konoha’s leader, feeling that this was only the first step in the Senju’s reign.
Madara’s boyhood was shaped by the periods he lived in: the continual fighting made him a perfectionist who would stick with something until he mastered it. His victories on the battlefield instilled in him a strong belief in his abilities and talent.
Madara’s competitive streak would surface whenever one of these personality qualities was questioned, as they were frequently by Hashirama.
Madara didn’t mind Hashirama’s involvement because he believed that making allies with one’s foes was the best way to thrive in the shinobi world.
Madara’s exposure to Hashirama is credited with him not succumbing to Uchiha’s “Curse of Hatred” or, at the very least, not being as victimized by it as Izuna was.
Although claiming to have abandoned his connection with Hashirama, Madara unconsciously maintained it.
Madara’s activities and ideals were solely dedicated to safeguarding Izuna, his lone surviving brother.
Madara was rational and kind as long as he had Izuna, willing to make sacrifices for the greater good.
After Izuna’s death, Madara grew resentful of the Senju, particularly Hashirama, because he still had a sibling.
He chose to die for revenge rather than compromise or forgive, embracing his clan’s Curse of Hatred.
Despite being persuaded to put his sadness aside and try to replace Izuna with the Konoha collective family, he couldn’t shake the idea that he was betraying Izuna’s memories.
The increasing isolation of himself and other Uchiha from village politics eventually convinced him of this, and he broke free from all other ties.
Madara performed what he thought was best for the village during his tenure as a Konoha shinobi.
Unlike Hashirama’s humane ways, Madara was ruthless: the shinobi of Iwagakure were only useful if they vowed unwavering devotion to Konoha.
Madara despised hearing Hashirama’s name mentioned in diplomatic debates since their techniques were so dissimilar.
Madara’s priorities shifted once he defected from Konoha. He began to focus on the Eye of the Moon Plan, influencing countless others to achieve his objectives and putting in place numerous levels of contingencies to ensure that no one could ever deviate from his plans.
Regardless, Madara honestly believed that her plan would improve the globe and merely followed the “ends justify the means” principle.
Madara detested wasting his strength on unworthy causes or unchallenging opponents since he valued it so highly and possessed so much of it, claiming disdain when he was forced to.
Madara adored fighting above all else, and he thought that being reincarnated robbed him of the whole experience: the sights, sounds, and even the taste of his blood.
However, in a fight, he was extremely disciplined, never letting his failed schemes or attacks deter him, never allowing greater numbers or force to scare him, and always determined to do whatever it took to prevail.
He was willing to “lower” himself with unseemly tactics or exaggerated displays to alter tactics and exploit advantages, despite imposing constraints on himself, such as not using particular approaches more than once.
He was well aware of his abilities and did not pretend to be modest about them, saying unequivocally when he was stronger than his opponents and ridiculing them when they continued to defy him.
In contrast, if he were proven wrong or faced a serious challenge, he would admit it and, if necessary, apologize for earlier remarks.
Furthermore, if such an opponent is about to die, he would show them the utmost respect by devoting the time and effort necessary to finish them off himself, even though they are about to die on their own.
As a result, he feels insulted if he knows an opponent isn’t using all of their might against him, even if he knows it would result in their death.
Due to his encounters with Hashirama, he held the Senju to a higher standard in terms of power, noting that a weak Senju disgusted him more than a weak shinobi of any type.
Madara Uchiha Appearance
Madara had fair skin and spiky black hair with a little blue hue. His hair used to be chin-length and parted to frame the sides of his face when he was younger.
He was dressed casually in a blue long-sleeved shirt and white slacks.
He donned the standard Uchiha uniform on the battlefield: a black shirt with a slightly open high collar and the clan’s emblem on the back, blue slacks, and bandages around his shins.
He had a white belt around his waist that housed a sack carrying his ninja gear.
His sash was eventually replaced by a belt, which was embellished with pouches and numerous weapons.
He also wore a belt around his shoulders that he used to carry his swords in.
Madara had grown his hair to waist length as an adult, with shoulder-long bangs outlining the sides of his face and obscuring the majority of his right eye. He’s covered in scars all over his body.
Although he was still young, creases had appeared beneath each of his eyes.
At times, he wore scarlet armor with many metal plates that formed defensive protections along his chest, waist, shoulders, and thighs.
He wore the same basic Uchiha uniform most of the time: a blue high-collared, long-sleeved mantle with a split down the lower half, a light-brown obi, and a belt.
He frequently wore an orange-brown gunbai with a long black chain going up it during battle.
He wore a Konohagakure forehead protector at one point.
Madara Uchiha Abilities
According to the anime, he also wears a metal belt, a brown leather sash to keep some of his other weapons, and two belt sashes to hold two of his swords.