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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
 
[[File:madara and hasirama2.png|thumb|left|Madara meeting Hashirama.]]
 
[[File:madara and hasirama2.png|thumb|left|Madara meeting Hashirama.]]
Growing up during the [[Warring States Period]], Madara was one of five sons born to [[Tajima Uchiha]]. However, three of Madara's brothers died at the hands of the [[Senju]], leaving him and his younger brother [[Izuna]]. Alongside Izuna, Madara was considered the most gifted members of the Uchiha and even by his clan's standards, Madara's chakra was especially strong.<ref name="C398P18">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 18</ref> Madara often competed with Izuna as training.<ref name="c386p5" /> As a child, Madara first met [[Hashirama Senju]] and became rivals at skipping stones. With their first meeting cut short after discovering the body of a member of the [[Hagoromo clan]], the two would later meet again and Madara questioned Hashirama revealed that his [[Itama Senju|brother]] had been killed in battle. Telling Hashirama that he himself once had four brothers, the pair discussed the prospect of peace for the world. It was here that Madara was finally able to skip his rock to the other side of the river.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, page 16</ref> As they continued meeting, Madara's friendship with Hashirama increased, along with their rivalry.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 16-17</ref> The two would meet by the riverbank, where they would spar and talk about changing the future. On one such occasion, Hashirama brought up the prospect of creating a village where children would not be sent to war and could grow up to be strong warriors.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 8</ref>
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Madara was born during the [[Warring States Period]], one of [[Tajima Uchiha]]'s five sons. Madara and his brothers grew up on the battlefield waging constant war with the Uchiha's rivals: the [[Senju]]. Three of his brothers died young, leaving Madara with only his younger brother, [[Izuna]]. Madara and Izuna became very close through their shared loss and constantly competed with each other to get stronger.<ref name="c386p5" /> This, combined with Madara's naturally strong chakra, enabled the young Madara to develop a defeat adult Senju in battle and develop a reputation as a genius.<ref name="C398P18">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 18</ref>
   
These meetings ultimately ended as both Madara's father [[Tajima]] and Hashirama's father [[Butsuma]] soon found out about the two boys meeting and planned an ambush against the other's son. However, the two boys warned one another in time, and as they fled, their fathers and brothers confront one another.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 15-16</ref> After the initial scuffle, Madara and Hashirama intervened, getting between their respective families. Madara, realising that he had to chose between Hashirama and their dream or his family, regretfully decided to end his friendship with the young Senju, determined to protect his brother Izuna. Hashirama tried to make Madara reconsider, but Madara refused to let go of his anger for the Senju. He announced his full name to Hashirama, awakening his Sharingan.<ref name="c624p8">''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 8</ref>
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During his infrequent downtime, Madara met a boy his own age named [[Hashirama]]. The two quickly developed a friendly rivalry, be it skipping stones or urinating in rivers. Like Madara, Hashirama was also a shinobi who had lost brothers on the battlefield. Together they imagined a world where children like themselves wouldn't need to fight.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 8</ref> As a precaution, Madara and Hashirama did not divulge their family names, but nevertheless discovered each other's identities: Madara was an Uchiha, Hashirama was a Senju; it was their duty to kill each other, even if they were friends. Needing to choose between his family and his dreams of peace, Madara chose to end his friendship with Hashirama so he would have no reservations over killing him in the future, a resolve strong enough to awaken his [[Sharingan]].<ref name="c624p8">''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 8</ref>
   
[[File:Hashirama and madara clash.png|thumb|Madara and Hashirama clash on the battlefield.]]
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{{imgRight|Hashirama and madara clash.png|Madara and Hashirama clash on the battlefield.}}
From then on, Madara would constantly battle Hashirama with the intent of erasing him from his past.<ref name="c624p9">''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 9</ref> Eventually, he and Izuna awakened the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. With their newly obtained power, the two brothers became the head of the clan, with Madara becoming its leader.<ref name="c386p6">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 6</ref> Sometime afterwards, Madara and Izuna fought Hashirama and [[Tobirama]], where Izuna was mortally wounded by Tobirama. Madara retreated and Izuna died from his wounds but left Madara his eyes, granting him the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref name="C624P16">''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 16</ref> Madara later confronted Hashirama again with his new found ocular prowess, but nonetheless, after a day-long battle, he was finally defeated. Noting that he could not trust them any more, Madara told Hashirama that the only way to regain this trust was to either kill himself or his brother.<ref name="C624P16" /> When Hashirama resolved to kill himself, Madara stopped him, noting his courage and accepted the truce.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, pages 4-5</ref>
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Over the following years Madara and Hashirama continued to meet in combat. Madara could never defeat Hashirama - even after acquiring a [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] - and Hashirama could never bring himself to kill someone he still considered a friend. In time, both Madara and Hashirama became leaders of their respective clans, a position Hashirama tried to use to broker peace between them.<ref name="c386p6">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 6</ref> Although some Uchiha found the offer increasingly tempting, Madara refused due to Izuna's death at the hands of Hashirama's own brother, [[Tobirama]]. Madara used Izuna's eyes in order to gain "eternal" Mangekyō Sharingan and restore his deteriorating vision. With this new power he waged one final assault against the Senju and was summarily defeated. Rather than kill Madara to bring the era of war to an end, Hashirama offered to kill himself if it would stop the fighting. Madara was moved by Hashirama's gesture and finally assented to peace.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, pages 4-5</ref>
   
 
[[File:Senju & Uchiha truce.png|thumb|left|Konohagakure is formed.]]
 
[[File:Senju & Uchiha truce.png|thumb|left|Konohagakure is formed.]]
The Senju, the Uchiha, and all the clans they had conquered came together to form the ninja village Madara and Hashirama once dreamed of together.<ref name="c386p10">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 10</ref> Ultimately, it was Madara who named the village Konohagakure. Madara's relationship with Hashirama steadily became much like from their childhood, sharing their ideas and hopes. When Hashirama told Madara about the plans for the village leader, who would be known as the Hokage, he wished to give the title of Hokage to Madara. Tobirama, however, noted that this should be a democratic decision and not a unilateral one, citing that in any case, the villagers would never accept Madara as such.<ref name="c625p18">''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 18</ref> Madara, who was spying on the Senju siblings, began to grow uneasy from this lack of trust, doubting the worth of this village.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625</ref> During the time he was a shinobi of Konohagakure, Madara approached [[Mū]] and [[Ōnoki]] where he informed them that despite the alliance that [[Iwagakure]] had made with Konoha, his village was to remain the dominant power and that from that point on, they would obey Konoha.<ref name="C562P2">''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 2</ref> Afterwards, Madara fought and defeated them when they engaged him in battle.<ref name="c575p8-11">''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 8-11</ref>
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The Senju, the Uchiha, and all their affiliated clans came together to found a village of peace, where children would never need to die in battle. Madara and Hashirama, rekindling their childhood friendship, called that village [[Konohagakure]].<ref name="c386p10">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 10</ref> But Madara's idea of peace differed from Hashirama's: where Hashirama envisioned cooperation with the other newly-formed villages, Madara desired control so the peace could never be lost, evidenced by his attacking [[Iwagakure]]'s [[Mū]] and [[Ōnoki]] so that they would submit to Konoha's authority.<ref name="c575p8-11">''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 8-11</ref> When Hashirama was elected as [[Hokage]], Konoha's leader, Madara also became concerned for the Uchiha's future, believing this to be but the first step in the Senju's dominance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 19</ref>
 
Later, Hashirama would instead be elected as Hokage and at the [[Naka Shrine]], Hashirama expressed his wish that Madara inherit the title of Second Hokage once the villagers started seeing him in another light, however, Madara noted that Tobirama would more than likely inherit that title, and that when he did, it would not bode well for the Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 19</ref> Madara's breaking point, however, came after deciphering the tablet beneath the Naka Shrine and discovering the true origins of all [[shinobi]], which left him greatly in despair upon realising mankind became cursed to repeat history.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, pages 7-9</ref> Later talking in the Naka Shrine for their last civil meeting, Madara told Hashirama his intent on leaving the village and he had a plan to make his dream become a reality, falling victim to the Curse of Hatred once again.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, pages 16-17</ref> Hashirama tried to convince Madara to let him help his childhood friend, but Madara scoffed at Hashirama's attempt to follow him, saying that no one can get behind him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 2</ref>
 
   
 
[[File:Hashirama Senju VS Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara with the Nine-Tails battling Hashirama]]
 
[[File:Hashirama Senju VS Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara with the Nine-Tails battling Hashirama]]
Abandoned by his clan, Madara left the village, sought out [[Kurama]], and subdued it using his Sharingan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 9</ref><ref name="Naruto568" /> He later returned in order to challenge Hashirama in battle, fighting at the site that would later be called the [[Valley of the End]].<ref name="c234">''Naruto'' chapter 234, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 11-13</ref> The battle waged well into the night, leaving both shinobi battered and exhausted and Madara [[Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands|stripped]] of his control over Kurama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 10</ref> With both of them too weak to use their strongest techniques anymore, they made one final clash, leaving Madara the one standing and looking down over Hashirama in victory.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 11-12</ref> However, due to not having enough chakra to access his Sharingan, Madara couldn't tell that the defeated Hashirama was actually a [[Wood Clone Technique|clone]], and was shocked to find the real Hashirama standing behind him and stabbing him through the chest.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 13</ref> Quickly losing consciousness, Madara vowed that one day Konohagakure would be shrouded in darkness, and then died from his wound.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 14-16</ref> News of Madara's death spread fast and his body was highly sought after. Knowing how valuable Madara's very body would be to any ninja, his corpse was hidden from the world. Unbeknownst to anyone, Madara had a contingency plan prepared; he set the technique [[Izanagi]] to go off some time after his demise, using up his right eye's power to cancel his death. He left a [[Shadow Clone Technique|copy]] in place of his real body, a truth that was never discovered.
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The [[Naka Shrine]] had been in the Uchiha's possession for generations and was brought with them when they settled in Konoha. Through careful study, Madara was able decipher enough of it to learn of the history of shinobi: of the endless cycle of failed peace and the destiny of battle between Uchiha and Senju, but also a means of unity for the world.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, pages 7-9</ref> With this knowledge, Madara decided Konoha was a failed experiment. He tried to convince his own clan and even Hashirama of the same conclusion, but none would hear him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 2</ref> Madara chose to abandon the village, returning with the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] under his control to challenge Hashirama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 9</ref> They fought to exhaustion, and from the carnage of their battle the [[Valley of the End]] was formed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 11-13</ref> In the end, Madara, too tired to even keep his Sharingan activated, was killed by Hashirama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, page 14-16</ref>
   
Madara went into hiding and used Hashirama's cells, from a piece of flesh he managed to bite off during their battle, and transplanted them into his wounds.<ref name="C606P13">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 13-14</ref> Though nothing happened at first, near the end of his natural lifespan, he awakened the [[Rinnegan]], restoring his right eye's former power and sight in the process.<ref name="C606P13" /> He also acquired the [[Wood Release]] kekkei genkai,<ref name="c512p9">''Naruto'' chapter 512, page 9</ref><ref name="c561p8">''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 8</ref> and with both Senju and Uchiha DNA the ability to summon the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref name="C606P13" /> He later transplanted his Rinnegan into [[Nagato]] without the young boy knowing,<ref name="C606P13" /> and replaced his left eye with a spare Sharingan.<ref name="c602p15">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 15</ref> Years later, Madara's advanced age eventually reduced him to using the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path as a life support system, constantly being supplied chakra by it or else he would die immediately.<ref name="C602P12" /> Also from the stolen cells of Hashirama, Madara used the statue to cultivate a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|mindless living clone]] of Hashirama which also resulted in growing the [[White Zetsu Army]].<ref name="C606P13" /><ref name="C602P12">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 12</ref>
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News of Madara's death spread fast and his corpse was secretly hidden to keep anyone from finding it and profiting from it. But Madara had planned ahead: he had scheduled [[Izanagi]] to activate sometime after his death, changing reality to bring him back to life in exchange for his right eye's vision. He left a [[Shadow Clone Technique|copy]] in place of his real body and went into hiding with a special trophy from his fight with Hashirama: a mouthful of Hashirama's flesh that he transplanted into his wounds. It was not until decades later, towards the end of Madara's natural life, that the cells had any effect, awakening the [[Rinnegan]] (in the process restoring his right eye). With the Rinnegan he was able to summon the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], which he used to cultivate a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|mindless living clone of Hashirama]] from which he could produce a [[White Zetsu Army]].<ref name="C606P13">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 13-14</ref>
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Over the years, Madara had perfected his plans for peace in what he called the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]]. But as his years waned, Madara knew he couldn't complete his plans in the time he had left. So he transplanted his Rinnegan into a young [[Nagato]] without the boy's knowing,<ref name="C606P13" /> intending Nagato to someday use the eyes to [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|restore Madara to life]]. If Nagato was to do this, however, Madara would need an agent to act on his behalf and guide Nagato towards this ultimate goal. Madara waited, connecting himself to Demonic Statue to keep him alive until someone could be found.<ref name="C602P12">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 12</ref>
   
 
[[File:Madara saves Obito.png|thumb|left|An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.]]
 
[[File:Madara saves Obito.png|thumb|left|An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.]]
During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], he saved [[Obito Uchiha]] after the battle of [[Kannabi Bridge]], using artificial mass to replace the destroyed half of Obito's body.<ref name="C602P12" /> During the procedure, Madara also placed the [[Puppet-Master Seal]] on Obito.<ref name="c675p67">''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 6-7</ref> After formally introducing himself, Madara told Obito that he would have to repay his debt to him slowly.<ref name="c602p15" /> Madara then left [[Zetsu|two]] [[Guruguru|Zetsu clones]] with the task of guarding Obito and helping him with his rehabilitation, so he could be useful to him by the time he woke up.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 603, page 2</ref> Deciding that Obito's pure heart once corrupted would make him an ideal pawn to help carry out his plans, Madara was able to seal the [[Three-Tails]] into Obito's love interest [[Rin Nohara]]. He then instigated a situation that would kill Rin in front of Obito, driving the younger Uchiha into desperate despair, and as a result causing the boy to openly help Madara.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 7-10</ref> After Obito returned to him as he had predicted, Madara, now certain that Obito was sincere, carried him into a genjutsu and told him about the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] and the [[Ten-Tails]].<ref name="c606p15">''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 15</ref> He then explained how he had awakened the Rinnegan, gained access to the empty shell of the Ten-Tails, and cultivated Hashirama's cells.<ref name="C602P14">''Naruto'' chapter 602, pages 14-18</ref><ref name="C603P1" /><ref name="C603P16">''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 16-19</ref><ref name="C606P14">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-18</ref> He would go on to teach him among other things various [[kinjutsu]], advanced Uchiha techniques, the [[Yin–Yang Release]], and the power of the Rinnegan. Before passing, Madara also implanted [[Black Zetsu]] into a Zetsu clone by pouring what he assumed was his will and also left part of his will in the chakra receiver which extends from the statue's navel. With that, Madara disconnected himself from the statue and, with his dying breath, told Obito to go and, until the time he was revived, he was to act under his name.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606</ref>
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During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Madara found a badly injured [[Obito Uchiha]]. Madara used Hashirama's cells to replace Obito's damaged extremities and placed a [[Puppet-Master Seal]] in Obito's heart as a fail-safe in case Obito ever turned against him. Until then, Madara began working towards corrupting Obito. He had [[Kirigakure]] kidnap the girl Obito loved, [[Rin Nohara]], and seal the [[Three-Tails]] into her. He then manipulated events so that Rin would die at the hand of Obito's friend, [[Kakashi Hatake]], while Obito watched.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 7-10</ref> Driven to despair, Obito offered his services to Madara. Madara divulged to Obito the history of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] and the [[Ten-Tails]], the details of his Eye of the Moon Plan, and various techniques that Obito would need moving forward. As a final act, he left behind [[Black Zetsu]] - an infusion of will - to provide additional guidance to Obito if he ever needed it. With that, Madara disconnected from the Demonic Statue and, with his dying breath, entrusted Obito with his name: Madara Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606</ref>
 
Fulfilling the legendary Uchiha's request, Obito, now known as "Tobi", began operating under his name while concealing his face. Due to his first-hand knowledge of Madara's actions and deeds, other shinobi were led to believe he was in fact the legendary ninja himself. However, thanks to researching the matter with [[Orochimaru]], [[Kabuto Yakushi]] learned the truth behind Madara's time after the [[Valley of the End]] and actual death, [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnating]] the ninja to blackmail Tobi into letting him aid him during the [[Fourth Great Shinobi World War]] where Kabuto partly exposed Tobi's deception.<ref name="C490P1">''Naruto'' chapter 490, pages 1-6</ref>
 
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
[[File:Madara's rage.png|thumb|The initial dynamics between Madara and Hashirama when they were children.]]
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[[File:Madara's rage.png|thumb|The childhood dynamics between Madara and Hashirama.]]
Ever since he was a child, Madara was confident, proud, competitive, and wanted to perfect everything he did.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 18</ref> He was prone to angry outbursts when he got annoyed. Despite this, he was kind and apologetic as he would constantly comfort Hashirama when he thought he hurt his feelings. He was also highly sensitive to his surroundings, comically noting he couldn't urinate with others standing behind him. Due to the harsh nature of the times they lived in, Madara believed that the only way to survive in the shinobi world was to make allies with your enemies, an ideal shared by his rival, whom eventually became his close friend and ally.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, page 15</ref> Madara and Hashirama came to care about each other over their own clans going as far as to purposely leak information to each other about a trap their respective clans laid out.<ref name="c624p8" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 19</ref> Madara also possessed tremendous love for his younger brother [[Izuna]], which according to Hashirama, was greater than [[Itachi Uchiha]]'s love for [[Sasuke]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 619, page 16</ref> As his other three brothers died in battle with the [[Senju]] [[clan]], Madara became highly protective of Izuna,<ref name="C623P11">''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 11</ref> becoming very close to him.<ref name="c386p5" /> According to Hashirama, despite living in such harsh times, Madara never lost his kind, gentle, and caring nature until he lost Izuna.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, pages 15-16</ref> After Izuna's death from the constant battles between the Uchiha and Senju clans, Madara became bitter and vengeful toward the Senju, causing him to embrace his clan's [[Curse of Hatred]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 21</ref> even damaging Madara's relationship with Hashirama, opposing any truce offered to him because his rival still had a sibling while Madara had lost all of his. Despite this bitterness, Madara has a deep sense of personal honour as, prior to their betrayal of him, he wanted to protect the Uchiha clan from the possibility of oppression by the [[Senju]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 8-16</ref> This honour is also evident in showing respect for against capable fighters, acknowledging [[Might Guy]]'s prowess by attempting to kill him rather let him die a slow death from the after-effects of unleashing all the [[Eight Gates]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 672, pages 16-17</ref>
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Madara's childhood was a product of the times he lived in: the constant fighting made him a perfectionist that would keep at something until he mastered it, and his triumphs on the battlefield made him confident in his abilities and talent.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 18</ref> Whenever one of these personality traits was challenged, as they tended to be by Hashirama, Madara's competitive streak would emerge. Madara did not mind Hashirama's influence in this regard; he believed that the only way to survive in the shinobi world was to make allies with one's enemies.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, page 15</ref> His actions and beliefs were singularly focused on protecting Izuna, his only surviving brother.<ref name="C623P11">''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 11</ref> So long as he had Izuna, Madara was reasonable and kind, willing to make concessions for a perceived greater good.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, pages 15-16</ref>
   
For a brief time as an adult, Madara began to believe in the old ideals from childhood, stopping Hashirama from killing himself after feeling remorse, which led to Madara accepting Hashirama's truce which resulting in the two repairing their friendship and the founding of [[Konoha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, pages 9-13</ref> He also lamented what he thought was his fault for failing to protect his siblings and tried to believe in the ideal of everyone of the village being his family.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 7</ref> However, Madara became distant after the lack of trust from Tobirama and much of the village, ultimately feeling that once Hashirama was selected to be Hokage instead of him, the Uchiha would slowly be overshadowed by the Senju. After using his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] to further decipher the Uchiha Stone Monument, Madara felt hopeless, because he came to believe humans were cursed to fight each other.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 11</ref> After learning this Madara claimed that he set the Eye of the Moon Plan in motion to save humanity from its curse.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 13</ref> Madara's feelings of rivalry and hatred towards Hashirama soon resurfaced, going as far as to forbid anyone from mentioning that name in front of him.<ref name="C562P2" /> He also became angrily offended when Hashirama mentioned the words "our brothers",<ref name="C621P12">''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 12</ref> thinking only of Izuna rather than Hashiram's interpretation of Konoha's members.
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Madara changed after Izuna's death. He became bitter towards the Senju, particularly Hashirama since he still had a brother. He embraced his clan's [[Curse of Hatred]], opting to die for revenge rather than compromise or forgive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 21</ref> He was briefly convinced to set aside his grief and try to replace Izuna with the collective family of Konoha, but could never shake the feeling that he was betraying Izuna's memory. The increasing isolation of himself and other Uchiha from village politics ultimately convinces him of this, causing him to fully break with any other attachments.
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Madara came to have little regard for others; the shinobi of Iwagakure, for instance, only had purpose so long as they swore unwavering allegiance to Konoha. After he defects from Konoha, his priorities become centered around himself, manipulating countless others in order to satisfy his own goals and putting in place multiple layers of contingencies so that nobody could ever diverge from his own intentions. He values power and power alone. Having so much power of his own, Madara therefore does not like to waste it on unworthy causes or unchallenging opponents, claiming disgust when he is forced to.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, pages 5-6</ref>
   
 
[[File:Madara's arrogance.png|thumb|left|Madara showing his disdain for "weak" opponents.]]
 
[[File:Madara's arrogance.png|thumb|left|Madara showing his disdain for "weak" opponents.]]
As an adult, Madara became very disciplined. Madara was shown to be very collected as he simply brushed off the fact that he failed to [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revive]] himself and prepared to use his next plan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 637, page 17</ref> Madara is also very fearless, shown in his ready assault of an entire platoon of shinobi upon being attacked, despite being severely outnumbered<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 5-17</ref> and in his ready to assault Hashirama's [[Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands]] despite it being several times larger than his own [[Kurama|weapon]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 3-4</ref> Even when outnumbered, he remains composed, adaptable, and calculating, able to quickly adjust to new developments and change his battle tactics.<ref name="NS322">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 322</ref> He can also be spiteful, and belittling of others.<ref name="C576P14">''Naruto'' chapter 576, page 14</ref> Despite his pride and confidence in his immense power, Madara is shown to be highly vigilant, regardless of the situation.<ref name="c575p8-11" /><ref name="c575p3-6">''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 3-6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 10</ref> He also embedded [[chakra receivers]] into Obito's artificial body as a fail safe to have himself [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]].<ref name="chapt636">''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 15-17</ref> At the same time, he admitted that since obtaining Hashirama's healing powers, Madara himself had gotten somewhat carefree in his own approach.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 13</ref> He was also quick to reprimand others for recklessness or stupidity.<ref name="c575p3-6" /><ref name="c577p6">''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 6</ref> Conversely, he lamented that he would have taught Hashirama how to resurrect himself if he had known how much weaker the modern day shinobi would be compared to them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, pages 6-7</ref> Despite the pride he has in his own abilities, he openly admitted that Hashirama is the only person who is capable of stopping him.<ref name="c589p2">''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 2</ref>
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Madara loves fighting above all else: the sights, the sounds, the taste of his own blood.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 1-5</ref> Yet he is disciplined in a fight, never allowing his failed plans or attacks to upset him, never letting superior numbers or power intimidate him, and always willing to do whatever must be done to gain victory, even if he must "lower" himself with unbecoming tactics or excess displays. This makes him very versatile in combat, ever willing and able to change tactics and exploit advantages. He is perfectly aware of his talents and does not feign modesty, bluntly stating when he is stronger than his opponent and belittling them when they continue to defy him. Conversely, if he is proven wrong or somebody poses a legitimate challenge to him, he will admit it, apologize for previous remarks if necessary, and if and when he gains the upperhand he will not drag out his opponent's suffering.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 672, pages 16-17</ref>
 
Madara had been described as being hostile by nature as well as being very ambitious, the latter of which was seen during his rise to the position of clan leader<ref name="c386p6" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 19</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 12</ref> as well as his desire to make his clan superior out of what [[Tobi]] claimed was Madara's great love for them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 3</ref> According to [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki|Sage of Six Paths]], Madara desired for power was so great, Madara ultimately desired his power and that of [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 8</ref> Madara also viewed the [[tailed beasts]] as nothing more than tools to those with [[Sharingan|blessed eyes]].<ref name="Naruto568">''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 8</ref> Madara also believed power is something tangible that can be passed down through generations and that the [[Will of Fire|will]] of a dead person cannot be inherited, as it is not tangible.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, pages 6-8</ref> He also thought that humanity can't change from what it was in the past and believes that as such, mankind would be better served sleeping peacefully in an Infinite Tsukuyomi.<ref name="C562P4" /> Madara was one to hold a grudge, as he showed towards Tobirama as he was the one who killed Izuna.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, page 13</ref> Following his fears of the Senju controlling Konohagakure, Madara became treacherous by nature as, after the alliance with Iwagakure was made, he immediately betrayed [[Mū]] and Ōnoki, expecting them to follow Konohagakure's lead from then on, displaying a sense of loyalty to his village in his own way.<ref name="C562P2" /> Despite his aggressiveness, Madara was capable of showing mercy, as he refused to fight against severely wounded opponents<ref name="C601P8">''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 8</ref> and those he views as "children", such as [[Ōnoki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 9</ref> He even commented to the five Kage, after being interrupted from killing them with his final Susanoo, that using such powerful techniques more than once in a battle would be disgraceful.<ref name="C592P4">''Naruto'' chapter 592, page 4</ref> Likewise, Madara had no remorse [[Chakra Receiver|forcing]] Obito to use the [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] despite the fact it would result in the latter's death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 10-18</ref> Madara is also shown to have a superiority complex as shown in his disgust when being forced to fight a battle he has become bored of, despite his overall love for battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, pages 5-6</ref> At the same time, Madara was an honest individual and isn't above praising the abilities of others,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, pages 8-10</ref> and is also willing to admit when he is wrong as after Tsunade tag-teamed him with A, he admitted she was not weak at all.<ref name="c577p6" />
 
   
 
[[File:Insane Madara.png|thumb|Madara's reaction after sensing Hashirama's presence.]]
 
[[File:Insane Madara.png|thumb|Madara's reaction after sensing Hashirama's presence.]]
He is also a battle-loving individual, delighting in the prospect of a true challenge and commenting that he had not enjoyed this view in a long time while surveying the battlefield during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. To ensure his own enjoyment, he will not use more power than he has to in order to drag on fights.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 9</ref> Relating to this, Madara enjoys a challenging fight and said that anything less than the five Kage against him would be inadequate; and in stopping [[Hashirama Senju]] from intervening with trying to defeat [[Obito Uchiha]] as the [[Ten-Tails]] [[jinchūriki]] from completing the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]]; simply to satisfy his love for battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563 page 1</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 639, pages 14-15</ref> Despite his normally composed nature, he is shown to grow very excited from the prospect of a serious challenge in battle, seen from sensing Hashirama's chakra, showing a malicious smile with a bloodthirsty look on his face as well as in his resurrection.<ref name="c628p12" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, page 17</ref> Madara's love for battle at times even seems masochistic, licking his own blood and stopping to recognise the pain in his body to further revel in the excitement of battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 1-5</ref> Controversially, Madara is above giving any enemies the same advantage he has as he didn't force Obito to revive Hashirama as well as himself despite knowing full well Hashirama would not be a match for him without being resurrected. Madara has a macabre sense of humour, as shown when he created [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique|multiple wood clones]] and surrounded each of the five Kage with five clones — thereby reversing the original five vs. one situation — and asked if they preferred the clones to use Susanoo or not.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 578, pages 10-12</ref> Also, when asked by Naruto what had happened to the Kage, he simply stated that they were "''not doing so well''".<ref name="c601p6">''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 6</ref> He also has a habit of referring to fighting as 'dancing'.<ref name="c575p8-11" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, page 21</ref> He has a very jaded and emotionless approach towards the tragedies of war, to the point of light-heartedly joking about them, as seen from his cheer at having "destroyed the alliance's mind", which further demonstrates his knack for reversing the situations he finds himself in.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, page 17</ref>
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The one exception Madara makes is Hashirama. Their years of rivalry left Madara with competing feelings of respect and resentment for Hashirama. He hates to hear Hashirama's name and at the same time grows excited at the prospect of fighting him.<ref name="C562P2">''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 2</ref><ref name="c628p12" /> Madara considers Hashirama the only opponent worthy of his time and will gladly postpone his own plans if it means prolonging his time to fight with Hashirama.<ref name="c589p2">''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 2</ref>
   
After his many decades in hiding, Madara seemed to become very bitter and disillusioned about the current reality, which he regards as worthless, noticing that in this world someone always must be the "loser" for there to be a "winner", likely referring to his constant streak of failures against Hashirama. This is what motivated him to wish to change the world via the Eye of the Moon Plan. His belief in this goal is so great, he had resolved to succeed at all costs and upon his revival, was not hesitant at all to kill anyone who threatens that plan, even his own [[Sasuke|clansman]] along with seeing anything or anyone related to the plan as himself. Madara's dedication to this plan even exceeds his love for battle as he rushed to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi after regaining both of his eyes and created four Limbo shadows and multiple Chibaku Tensei to stall his enemies, rather than to enjoy himself.
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In his later years, after he develops his [[Eye of the Moon Plan]], Madara becomes pessimistic about human nature, believing the cycle of battle to be inescapable.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 11</ref> The current, "worthless" reality, he believes, is built too much on the idea of winning and losing. For this reason he is deeply committed to his plan, so much so that he will prematurely end a fight he's enjoying or kill any threat, even his own [[Sasuke|clansman]], for the sake of its success.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
 
[[File:Madara apperance.PNG|thumb|left|Madara as a child.]]
 
[[File:Madara apperance.PNG|thumb|left|Madara as a child.]]
Madara was a light-skinned man with spiky, black hair that had a slight, blue tint to it. In his childhood, his hair was chin-length that parted to frame the sides of his face. His casual attire consist of a blue long sleeve shirt and white pants and a white sash around his waist. While on the battlefield he wore the standard Uchiha clan outfit: a black shirt with a high-collar left slightly open and the clan's crest on its back, and blue pants with bandages around his shins. Around his waist, he had a white sash that held a sack, presumably containing his ninja tools.<ref name="c386p5">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 5</ref> Later, his sash was replaced by a belt, adorned with pouches and various weapons. He also wore another sash strapped across his shoulders which he used to hold his [[swords]].<ref name="C398P17">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 17</ref>
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Madara was a light-skinned man with spiky, black hair that had a slight blue tint to it. In his childhood, his hair was chin-length that parted to frame the sides of his face. His casual attire consisted of a blue long sleeve shirt and white pants. While on the battlefield he wore the standard Uchiha outfit: a black shirt with a high-collar left slightly open and the clan's crest on its back, with blue pants and bandages around his shins. Around his waist he had a white sash that held a sack, presumably containing his ninja tools.<ref name="c386p5">''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 5</ref> Later, his sash was replaced by a belt, adorned with pouches and various weapons. He also wore another sash strapped across his shoulders which he used to hold his swords.<ref name="C398P17">''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 17</ref>
   
 
[[File:Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara as he appeared during Konoha's founding.]]
 
[[File:Madara Uchiha.png|thumb|Madara as he appeared during Konoha's founding.]]
By adulthood, Madara grew tall and fit with his hair reaching waist-length and shoulder-length bangs framing the sides of his face, covering most of his right eye. Although still relatively young, more prominent creases had developed under each of his eyes. Madara's future attires retained the shin bandages and Uchiha crest along with the traditional Uchiha combat outfit, consisting of a black high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half. Around his waist he wears a simple, light-brown obi and a belt.<ref name="C399P10">''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 10-11</ref> After accepting Hashirama's truce, his attire consisting of maroon armour with numerous metal plates, forming protective guards along his chest, waist, shoulders and thighs. This clothing under the armour was a indigo long-sleeved shirt with a knee-length mantle, pants, open-toed boots, gloves. He also wore his village's [[forehead protector]] on an indigo headband,<ref name="c386p10" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 398, page 2</ref> but this was discarded upon his defection.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, pages 15-16</ref> During battle, he often carried an orange-brown [[Gunbai|war fan]] which had a long black chain running up it. Prior to his departure from Konoha, he switched back to his traditional [[clan]] attire, in addition to a blue armoured chest plate and still sported his forehead protector briefly. The anime also shows him wearing a metal belt, as well as a brown leather sash to hold some of his other weapons, and a pair of belt sashes to hold two of his swords.
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When he reaches adulthood, Madara let his hair grow to waist-length with shoulder-length bangs framing the sides of his face, covering most of his right eye. Although still relatively young, more prominent creases had developed under each of his eyes. At times he wore maroon armour with numerous metal plates, forming protective guards along his chest, waist, shoulders and thighs. Most of the time, however, he continued wearing the same basic Uchiha outfit: a black high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and a simple, light-brown obi and a belt.<ref name="C399P10">''Naruto'' chapter 399, pages 10-11</ref> During battle, he often carried an orange-brown [[gunbai]] which had a long black chain running up it. The anime also shows him wearing a metal belt, as well as a brown leather sash to hold some of his other weapons, and a pair of belt sashes to hold two of his swords.
   
 
[[File:Old Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara in his old age.]]
 
[[File:Old Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara in his old age.]]
In his old age, Madara became extremely worn and emaciated, with his hair turned thin and white. He wore a simple black outfit, and had three thick chords running from his spine, to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to sustain his life, and used his [[kama]] as a makeshift cane. He was also missing his eyes, having transplanted them to Nagato, and replaced his left one with a Sharingan.<ref name="C601P16">''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 16-17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 9</ref> When Madara was [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], in addition to the generic effect of gaining grey sclerae and minor cracks about his being, his body's youth was restored with the addition of a pale replica of Hashirama's face on the Uchiha's left pectoral region.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref> After [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|truly reviving]] himself through Obito, Madara's cracks disappeared, showing his complete restoration.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, pages 17</ref> However, he is missing his eyes, due to having given them to Nagato (and later taken by Obito), thus rendering him blind.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 1</ref> Upon absorbing Hashirama's [[senjutsu]] chakra, Hashirama's face on Madara's chest gained its [[Sage Mode]] markings.<ref name="c657p6">''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 6</ref> After an initial scuffle against the tailed beasts, Madara lost his right arm up to the bicep, quickly replacing it with a pale white arm of a Zetsu clone while at the same time regaining his right eye retrieved by the Zetsu clone.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 658, page 17</ref>
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In his old age, Madara became extremely worn and emaciated, with his hair turned thin and white. He wore a simple black outfit and used his [[kama]] as a makeshift cane.<ref name="C601P16">''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 16-17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 9</ref> When Madara was [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] his body's youth was restored, albeit with the generic effect of gaining grey sclerae and minor cracks all over his body. These disappear once he is properly [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]].
   
[[File:Rikudo Madara close.png|thumb|right|Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.]]
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[[File:Rikudo Madara close.png|thumb|Madara as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.]]
After becoming the Ten-Tails' [[jinchūriki]], Madara's body underwent a drastic transformation, obtaining its final transformation immediately. In this form, his hair turned dark red-coloured and his skin grey (much like Hagoromo after becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki), and he became enveloped by a cloak of chakra that stabilises into physical clothing: a full-bodied black garment with black pants, gloves and boots. Over this, Madara wore a flowing white robe with six magatama markings across his chest and the familiar pattern of a [[Rinnegan]] and nine magatama markings in rows of three across the back. He also grew a horn-like protrusion out the left temple that overlaps his forehead akin to a protector with an upward-curve on the right temple and a single horn spike above his left eye, giving him an overall appearance very similar to that of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]. After absorbing the Shinju's tree form, Madara obtained a black-tomoe pattern around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe.
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After becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], Madara's hair turned dark red-coloured, his skin became grey (much like Hagoromo after becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki), and he became enveloped by a cloak of chakra that stabilises into physical clothing: a full-bodied black garment with black pants, gloves, and boots. Over this, Madara wore a flowing white robe with six magatama markings across his chest and the familiar pattern of a [[Rinnegan]] and nine magatama markings in rows of three across the back. Horn-like protrusions grow out of the left temple that overlaps his forehead akin to a protector with an upward-curve on the right temple, giving him an overall appearance very similar to that of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]. After absorbing the Ten-Tails' tree form, Madara obtained a black-tomoe pattern around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe.
 
During his battle against [[Sasuke Uchiha]] and [[Naruto Uzumaki]], Madara was able to steal [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s left Sharingan, gaining a complete set of eyes. Shortly after doing this, Madara regained both of his true eyes and flew close to the moon, he developed a third eye on on his forehead, snapping off his horn to reveal it. Like Kaguya's, its eyelids part vertically and is red in colour, consisting of a ripple-pattern with three black tomoe circling the pupil in the first three ripples.
 
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
 
[[File:Hashirama and Madara clash.png|thumb|left|Madara clashing with Hashirama.]]
 
[[File:Hashirama and Madara clash.png|thumb|left|Madara clashing with Hashirama.]]
Madara was recognised as one of the most gifted shinobi in history and the most powerful shinobi that the [[Uchiha]] clan ever produced. His power was so terrifying that Tobi was able to drag the entire world into war by pretending to be Madara.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 386, pages 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 5</ref> Madara was able to compete against [[Hashirama Senju]], who was considered as the strongest shinobi during his time. This showed that Madara was also one of the strongest shinobi of his era. Even as a young child and by his battle-adept clan's standards, Madara was recognised as a very skilled prodigy, capable of killing several powerful adult shinobi of the [[Senju]] [[clan]]; he had yet to awaken his [[Sharingan]].<ref name="C623P11" /> By the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he wiped out most of the [[Fourth Division]] of the [[Allied Forces]] and only the combined efforts of the Five [[Kage]] could challenge him; they were still defeated easily despite Madara imposing multiple restrictions on himself.<ref name="c601p6" /> After his full [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revival]] he quickly defeated all nine [[tailed beasts]], including two [[Tailed Beast Control|perfect]] [[jinchūriki]], and sealed them with ease.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659-661</ref>
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Madara was recognised as the most powerful member of the [[Uchiha clan]] ever produced and one of the most gifted shinobi in history. Even as a child he was regarded as a prodigy, as he was able to kill several adult [[Senju]] before he awakened his [[Sharingan]]. History remembers him best for being able to compete with [[Hashirama Senju]], a "[[God of Shinobi]]". For this reason, when [[Obito]] begins operating under Madara's name, the mere threat of Madara's power drags the world into the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. After being brought back from death he at different times proves himself more than a match for the five [[Kage]] and all nine [[tailed beasts]].
   
 
=== Chakra ===
 
=== Chakra ===
Madara was noted to have been born with an extremely powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.<ref name="C398P17" /> Part of his chakra's potent nature stemmed from inheriting the chakra of his ancestor, [[Indra]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 6</ref> [[Kurama]] noted that Madara's chakra was far more sinister than his own.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 309, page 3</ref> From a single glare, Madara could deter most opponents from fighting.<ref name="c575p8-11" /> His reserves were immense as he fought for twenty-four hours, before he collapsed due to exhaustion from using chakra intensive techniques like [[Susanoo]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, pages 13-14</ref>
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Madara was noted to have been born with an extremely powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.<ref name="C398P17" /> This is partly because he is a inheritor of the chakra of [[Indra]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 6</ref> His reserves are so large that he could fight nonstop for twenty-four hours.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, pages 13-14</ref> Even in old age he had enough chakra to summon the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] from its cage in the [[moon]].<ref name="C603P1">''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 1-4</ref> Even his chakra control is high: he can perform complicated jutsu with only a single hand seal and can quickly synchronize [[senjutsu]] chakra with his own without adverse effects.<ref name="c657">''Naruto'' chapter 657</ref>
 
He could perform extremely chakra-taxing feats such as using [[Susanoo]] whilst maintaining [[Tailed Beast Control|complete control]] over Kurama without showing any signs of exertion.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, pages 17-19</ref> Madara also had a high level of chakra control, as he could perform large-scale techniques with only a single hand seal. After infusing Hashirama's DNA, his reserves increased, as even in his weakened elderly age, he was able to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from its cage in the [[moon]].<ref name="C603P1">''Naruto'' chapter 603, pages 1-4</ref> His reserves were also great enough to easily control the senjutsu chakra he stole from Hashirama.<ref name="c657">''Naruto'' chapter 657</ref>
 
   
 
=== Sensory Perception ===
 
=== Sensory Perception ===
Madara was an adept [[sensor type]] shinobi, having shown a keen awareness to his surroundings since childhood.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 622, page 4</ref> He could [[Sensing|detect and recognise chakra]] signatures from great distances,<ref name="c628p12">''Naruto'' chapter 628, page 12</ref> and could likewise effectively track down targets.<ref name="c657p6" /> He could compensate for blindness by sensing each individual target, perceiving a person's movements, and detecting any changes or build-up in their chakra. From this ability, and in conjunction with his quick reflexes, he could effectively dodge enemy attacks whilst blind. His sensory skills were refined enough to determine a person's [[clan]] and nature of their [[kekkei genkai]], and even differentiate species.<ref name="c657p7-9">''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 7-9</ref>
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Madara was an adept [[sensor]], and could [[Sensing|detect and recognise chakra]] signatures from great distances.<ref name="c628p12">''Naruto'' chapter 628, page 12</ref> His sensory skills were refined enough to determine a person's [[clan]] and nature of their [[kekkei genkai]], and even differentiate species. When amplified with [[senjutsu]] chakra, his sensory abilities were amplified enough that he could get fight without eyes, locating targets and dodging attacks through sense alone.<ref name="c657p7-9">''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 7-9</ref>
   
 
=== Taijutsu ===
 
=== Taijutsu ===
[[File:Madara kicks Iwa-nin.png|thumb|right|An unarmed Madara overwhelms the Allied Shinobi.]]
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[[File:Madara kicks Iwa-nin.png|thumb|An unarmed Madara overwhelms the Allied Shinobi.]]
Madara had been a skilled [[taijutsu]] fighter since childhood.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 623, page 2</ref> As an adult, he was capable of easily fending off and disarming hundreds of enemies surrounding him. He also demonstrated considerable dexterity and coordination, able to contort and fluidly move about to dodge and strike simultaneously with dangerous accuracy or constantly rotate his position to strike from all angles. Madara's raw strength was shown when he repelled a man twice his size several feet away with a single strike, knocking down a group of shinobi in the process<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref> and nonchalantly lift and toss several people. Likewise, he was very durable, able to take a strong [[Great Sickle Weasel Technique|Wind Release attack]] unfazed.<ref name="NS322" /> Madara also showed considerable pain tolerance, as he did not flinch after having his arm stabbed, or even amputated.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 12, 18-20</ref> Madara's speed, reflexes and agility enabled him to quickly cover large distances that most enemy shinobi could not react to. In battle, he could effectively dodge the high-speed attacks of Gaara's sand, A's close-range [[Lightning Release Armour]]-clad assault, and later the blindsided point-blank assault of Tobirama's [[Flying Thunder God Slash]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, pages 2-3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, page 6</ref> Even when blind, he could still battle effectively, showing his keen senses.
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Although he relies primarily on his ninjutsu, Madara is skilled with [[taijutsu]] as well. During his confrontation with the [[Fourth Division]] he quickly moves through hundreds of opposing soldiers, disarming many, dodging attacks from multiple directions. Offensively he can strike with precision before his opponent has a chance to react and overpower individuals twice his size.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 5-6</ref> He pain tolerance high, as he did not flinch after having his arm stabbed or subsequently amputated.<ref name="c657"/>
   
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
 
=== Ninjutsu ===
Madara was well-versed in a variety of [[ninjutsu]] styles, including several [[kinjutsu]] and all his clan's techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 602-606</ref> With [[juinjutsu]], he could quickly subdue a tailed beast or [[Puppet-Master Seal|manipulate the actions]] of a person.<ref name="c675p67" /> His [[fūinjutsu]] skills could easily [[Ten-Tails Sealing Technique|seal]] a creature as powerful as the [[Ten-Tails]] into a person as a [[jinchūriki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 663, pages 13-15</ref> With his [[barrier ninjutsu]] skills, he could utilise [[Chakra Flow|flow chakra]] through his gunbai, to produce a [[Gunbai Barrier Technique|large and powerful barrier]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 12-13</ref> His proficiency with the [[Summoning Technique]] made him one of two people who could summon a being as powerful as [[Kurama]], the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 8-9</ref> He was able to [[Attack Prevention Technique|merge with and hide within the environment]].<ref name="c577p13">''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 13</ref> He could [[Flight Technique|levitate himself and fly about freely]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 362</ref> He could also combine two techniques to increase the scale and quantity of his attacks.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 578, page 11</ref> Similar to the [[Yamanaka clan]], Madara could communicate telepathically.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 11</ref> Through an unorthodox use of the [[Shadow Clone Technique]], Madara was able to fake his death, having a clone take his place after a delayed resurrection.<ref name="c681p1314">''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 13-14</ref>
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Madara was well-versed in a variety of [[ninjutsu]] styles: he could place a [[juinjutsu]] on a target powerful enough to [[Puppet-Master Seal|manipulate their actions]];<ref name="c675p67">''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 6-7</ref> he could perform [[fūinjutsu]] strong enough to [[Ten-Tails Sealing Technique|seal]] the [[Ten-Tails]];<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 663, pages 13-15</ref> he could place a [[Gunbai Barrier Technique|barrier on his gunbai]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, pages 12-13</ref> Through an unorthodox use of the [[Shadow Clone Technique]], Madara was able to fake his death, having a clone take his place.<ref name="c681p1314">''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 13-14</ref>
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==== Bukijutsu ====
 
==== Bukijutsu ====
 
[[File:MadaraChakra.PNG|thumb|left|Madara wielding his gunbai.]]
 
[[File:MadaraChakra.PNG|thumb|left|Madara wielding his gunbai.]]
Madara had displayed since childhood, a versatile and skilful use of a wide range of weaponry, including [[shurikenjutsu]] and [[kenjutsu]]. He could use several different fighting patterns and styles,<ref name="c624p9" /> and even different weapons in conjunction.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 11</ref> His arsenal included [[giant shuriken]], a [[kama]], [[Wikipedia:Kusari-fundo|chain with weights]], a [[kusarigama]], and hand-held [[shuriken]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 8</ref><ref name="NS140">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 140</ref> When facing the Fourth Division, Madara skilfully used the weapons of his enemies, such as spears, naginata, and even bare broken blades, to quickly cut down his enemies. He could use his trademark [[gunbai]] as a mace, shield, flail,<ref name="NS140" /> with which he could slice through the giant roots of the Shinju's true form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 9</ref> Madara also could use this weapon as a medium for certain techniques, such as one to [[Uchiha Return|absorb and return]] the force of an enemy attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 601, page 16</ref>
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Madara is practiced with a variety of different weapons. In his personal collection are seen [[giant shuriken]], a [[kama]], [[Wikipedia:Kusari-fundo|chain with weights]], a [[kusarigama]], and hand-held [[shuriken]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, page 8</ref> He has carried swords at different times in his life and has been demonstrated to be proficient with a blade on the few occasions he's actually been seen using one. He trademark weapon is his [[gunbai]], with which he can block shield himself (and even [[Uchiha Return|redirect attacks]]) or utilize as an ordinary weapon, wielding it as a mace or flail.<ref name="NS140">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 140</ref> With his gunbai he can slice through the giant roots of the Shinju's true form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 646, page 9</ref>
   
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
 
==== Nature Transformation ====
[[File:Katon Gōka Mekkyaku.png|thumb|right|Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.]]
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[[File:Katon Gōka Mekkyaku.png|thumb|Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.]]
Madara was one of few known individuals able to use all five basic elements in ninjutsu. As an Uchiha, Madara had a natural affinity to [[Fire Release]]. He could use many different types of techniques, including his clan's rite of passage [[Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique|Great Fireball Technique]]. The greater shows of his Fire Release could [[Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction|incinerate forests]], and they required the combined efforts of several Water Release users to repel.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 5</ref> For defence, Madara could expel [[Fire Release: Hiding in Ash and Dust Technique|chakra-infused ash]], covering a wide area, that can both burn anyone and act as a smokescreen.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 19-20</ref> With [[Lightning Release]], Madara could unleash powerful [[Sage Art: Yin Release Lightning Dispatch|bolts of lightning]] from his hands.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 2</ref> In the anime, Madara could also use [[Wind Release]], able to create [[Gunbai Fanned Wind|powerful gusts]] with his gunbai to repel an entire platoon.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref>
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As an Uchiha, Madara has a natural affinity for [[Fire Release]], whether to [[Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction|incinerate forests]] - which required the combined efforts of several Water Release users to repel - or [[Fire Release: Hiding in Ash and Dust Technique|covering an area with ash]] to act as a smokescreen.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 19-20</ref> In the anime, Madara could create [[Gunbai Fanned Wind|powerful gusts]] with his gunbai to repel an entire platoon.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations'' OVA</ref> Later in his life he demonstrates [[Yin-Yang Release]], such as by amplifying the [[White Zetsu Army]] or pouring his will into [[chakra receiver]]s to restrict and control those he has embedded with them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 5</ref>
   
[[File:Obito Rinne tensei.png|thumb|left|Madara imbuing his will into Obito Uchiha.]]
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Over time, Madara gains access to other nature types. After acquiring some of Hashirama's DNA, he is able to perform [[Wood Release]], a simultaneous mixture of Earth and Water Release.<ref name="c512p9">''Naruto'' chapter 512, page 9</ref><ref name="c561p8">''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 8</ref> His skill with it is comparable to Hashirama himself, and Madara can create [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees|trees]], or [[wood clone]]s, and even a large [[wood dragon]] to bind large targets like the tailed beasts and drain their chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607</ref> By using Hashirama's cells, Madara could produce roots from his body to connect to and gain [[Tailed Beast Control|limited control]] of the Ten-Tails.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, pages 5-6</ref> After he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, he is shown using other chakra natures: first [[Sage Art: Yin Release Lightning Dispatch|lightning]], and shortly after that [[Storm Release]], a mixture of lightning and water.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 4</ref>
Madara was well-versed in [[Yin-Yang Release]] and its [[Yin Release|separate]] [[Yang Release|natures]], even able to make use of his clan kinjutsu [[Izanagi]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-16</ref> Madara used Yin-Yang Release to amplify the [[Zetsu]] [[White Zetsu Army|clones]] by applying Hashirama's cells through the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]. Additionally, Madara was capable of weaponising his Yin Release and [[Sage Art: Yin Release Lightning Dispatch|combine it]] with [[senjutsu]] chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 1</ref> Madara could also [[Will Materialisation|infuse his wil]] into objects. By imbuing his will into [[chakra receiver]]s, he could telepathically manipulate them,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 637, page 8</ref> restricting or forcing the actions of any enemies they were embedded in.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 5</ref>
 
 
[[File:Naruto vs. Madara's dragon.png|thumb|right|Madara using the Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique.]]
 
After his battle with [[Hashirama Senju]] at the [[Valley of the End]], Madara acquired some of the First Hokage's cells, which he later infused into himself, and this granted him an advanced element known as the [[Wood Release]], a simultaneous mixture of Earth and Water Release.<ref name="c512p9" /><ref name="c561p8" /> Madara had great knowledge and prowess in this kekkei genkai's various techniques, comparable to that of Hashirama himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 609, page 6</ref> Madara could create numerous massive [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|flowering]] [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees|trees]], or several [[Wood Clone Technique|wood]] [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique|clones]] which could overwhelm multiple opponents with their sheer numbers.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 12-13</ref> Madara could also create a large [[wood dragon]] to bind large, powerful targets like the tailed beasts and drain their chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 607</ref> By using Hashirama's cells, Madara could produce roots from his body and connect them to a tailed beast, which granted him a [[Tailed Beast Control|limited control]] on the target, even if it was one as powerful as the Ten-Tails.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, pages 5-6</ref> After he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, he showed the usage of another advanced element, the [[Storm Release]], a mixture of lightning and water Release. With this nature transformation, he was able to exhale a [[Sage Art: Storm Release Light Fang|stream of lightning]] able to cleanly slice through highly durable targets.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 4</ref>
 
   
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
=== Dōjutsu ===
 
==== Sharingan ====
 
==== Sharingan ====
 
[[File:Madara's Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Sharingan.]]
 
[[File:Madara's Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Sharingan.]]
Madara first awakened his [[Sharingan]] as a child, after rejecting his friendship with [[Hashirama Senju]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624, pages 8-9</ref> While initially each eye had one tomoe, Madara quickly developed and mastered the Sharingan a feat for which he received significant praise. He later demonstrated an especially great skill and power in its usage.<ref name="c386p5" /> His mastery enabled him to keep his Sharingan activated for extended periods of time, with a minimal drain on his chakra. With it, he could use the dōjutsu's generic abilities. He could place targets under various [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] with eye-contact for effects such as paralysing his victims or relaying information.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 10-11</ref> He was an especially powerful genjutsu user, as he was able to subdue the [[Fourth Raikage]] with it,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 9-10</ref> who had previously countered [[Sasuke Uchiha|another]] skilled Sharingan user.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 3</ref> Madara could see and differentiate [[chakra]], as well as perceive minute details; he could also accurately predict actions from movements. The clarity of Madara's Sharingan was considerable as he was the only one able to discern solid clones from the original. Madara used these various abilities in conjunction with his combat skill to deadly effect, leaving his opponents with little time to react.<ref name="c577p13" />
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Madara first awakened his [[Sharingan]] as a child.<ref name="c624p8"/> Initially each eye had one tomoe, but by adulthood his Sharingan had full developed and he could keep them active near-constantly. The Sharingan offer him increased clarity, enough to tell a [[wood clone]] from the original, and enable him to see and differentiate [[chakra]].
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With the Sharingan, Madara can place targets under various [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] after brief eye-contact to either paralyze them or relay information.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 10-11</ref> This even lets him control the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] which, once he has [[Summoning Technique|summoned]] it, gives him a powerful tool in battle. He is able to perform [[Izanagi]] to temporarily alter reality, as seen when he programs one of his eyes activate after his actual death, resurrecting him altogether.<ref name="c681p1314" />
   
With his Sharingan, Madara was able to [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] the [[tailed beasts]]<ref name="Naruto568" /> and could afterwards [[Summoning Technique|summon]] said beast, which he demonstrated with [[Kurama]]. He and his student, [[Obito Uchiha]], were the only ones capable of perform these feats. However, whenever the target beast was sealed within a jinchūriki, Madara was unable to summon the beast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 10-11</ref> He was also capable of using one of his clan's most powerful and forbidden techniques, [[Izanagi]],<ref name="c606p15" /> a technique which could temporarily alter reality, allowing the user to change any undesirable events around them into an illusion. Madara could also program one of his Sharingan-based techniques to trigger in events even when dead as Madara [[Transcription Seal: Izanagi|set Izanagi]] to activate after his actual death, resurrected him altogether.<ref name="c681p1314" />
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After he transplants his eyes into [[Nagato]], Madara somehow replaces his left one with a Sharingan.
   
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
 
==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
[[File:Madara's Initial Mangekyo.jpg|thumb|right|Madara's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
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[[File:Madara's Initial Mangekyo.jpg|thumb|Madara's Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Madara and his brother [[Izuna]] were known as the first Uchiha to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. Madara's Mangekyō form appeared as three large tomoe with circles at their tops overlapping each other at the bottoms and encircling the pupil. Later, with Madara's eyesight deteriorating from overuse,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 386, page 8</ref> a mortally wounded Izuna left Madara his eyes, with which gained the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. This restored Madara's eyesight and removed the strain associated with the Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref name="C624P16" /> In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of Madara's and Izuna's; consisting of Madara's in the foreground with Izuna's thick straight lines stretching outward from just underneath. Madara's Mangekyō possesses a rare {{translation|"Straight Tomoe"|直巴|Choku Tomoe}}, which granted him an even higher capability of reading and predicting his opponents movements, as well as fluidly acting accordingly. Madara had extensive knowledge of all Mangekyō Sharingan's powers and techniques derived from it, and able to quickly determine the damage caused from any said techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 6</ref> Madara could also disperse [[Amaterasu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, pages 3-5</ref> His mastery over his Mangekyō Sharingan allowed him to use its techniques in unison with his Rinnegan or even without any eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 658, page 9</ref>
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Madara and [[Izuna]] were the first Uchiha to awaken the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. Madara's Mangekyō form appeared as three large tomoe with circles at their tops overlapping each other at the bottoms and encircling the pupil. Madara's Mangekyō possesses a rare {{translation|"Straight Tomoe"|直巴|Choku Tomoe}}, which granted him an even higher capability of reading and predicting his opponents movements. When his eyesight began deteriorating from overuse, he replaced his eyes with Izuna's, restoring his vision and giving him the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref name="C624P16">''Naruto'' chapter 624, page 16</ref> In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of Madara's and Izuna's: Madara's in the foreground with Izuna's thick straight lines stretching outward from just underneath.
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[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
 
[[File:Madara's Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.JPG|thumb|left|Madara's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.]]
Having awakened the power of both his Mangekyō, he was one of a few able to use [[Susanoo]]. His Susanoo's defensive capabilities were notable, as just its ribcage could withstand Naruto Uzumaki's [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 9</ref> and [[A]]'s [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop]] <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 4</ref>. In its complete form, it could withstand the Ten-Tails' [[Tenpenchii]] undamaged.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 629, pages 1-3</ref> Madara could instantly manifest individual segments of his Susanoo with varying size, with which he could launch or avoid sneak assaults. His mastery of Susanoo could produce a full manifestation, complete with a lower half. During which, Madara would hovered within Susanoo to grant him greater range of movement.<ref name="c575p3-6" /> It could produce and wield up to four [[Wikipedia:Kris|undulating blades]]. The blades could even be maintained and remotely controlled after being thrown for distance-attacks.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 660, page 11</ref> In addition, Susanoo could contribute to Madara's techniques by forming [[hand seals]] in unison him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 16</ref> Madara could also use the Yasaka Magatama technique at a large and powerful scale<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref> or launch a smaller size of the technique for quick attacks at close-range, leaving little time for enemies to react.
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Having awakened the power of both his Mangekyō, Madara can use [[Susanoo]]. He does not need to fully manifest it to benefit from it use: with just its ribcage he can withstand an [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 9</ref> and he can perform attacks with only its upper half. When fully produced, Madara would hover within Susanoo to grant him greater range of movement.<ref name="c575p3-6">''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 3-6</ref> His Susanoo wields up to four [[Wikipedia:Kris|undulating blades]] that could be maintained and controlled remotely .<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 660, page 11</ref> Madara could also use perform [[Yasaka Magatama]] of varying sizes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref>
   
[[File:MadaraPSS.png|thumb|right|Madara's stabilised final Susanoo.]]
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[[File:MadaraPSS.png|thumb|Madara's stabilised final Susanoo.]]
Madara's Susanoo's final form grew further into an enormous construct with its mouth obscured with several plates about its arms and a long flower cowl hiding its face that remotely resembles a tengu with armour. Susanoo's blades in this form could withstand the impact of a Tailed Beast Ball.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 1</ref> Madara's mastery enabled him to fully stabilise this form, at which point Susanoo had an outer armour and a tengu outfit. Its secondary pair of arms wielded sheathed katana.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 2-3</ref> In this form, a single swing from one of its katana was powerful enough to destroy the remnants of his meteors and bisect two mountains from a great distance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> It could also slice through Hashirama's [[Wood Release: Hotei Technique]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 7</ref> According to Madara, the full power of his final stabilised Susanoo was comparable to that of the [[tailed beasts]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 10</ref> Furthermore, he stated that no one had lived to see it a second time. Madara could also [[Shape Transformation|shape]] Susanoo as an armour to clad a [[Kurama|tailed beast]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 5-15</ref> This gave the beast protection from Hashirama's chakra suppression techniques. Madara could also combine the Tailed Beast Ball with his Susanoo's swords to give the swords increased power, and the Tailed Beast Ball cutting power. This attack was strong enough to wipe out mountains and [[Summoning: Quintuple Rashōmon|five Rashōmon gates]] from great distances.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 4-9</ref> The increased defensive strength of Madara's final Susanoo's form could only be destroyed or pierced by powerful techniques like Hashirama's Sage Mode enhanced [[Top Transformed Buddha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 4-6</ref>
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Madara's experience with Suasnoo allows him to fully stabilise its form, causing it to resemble a [[wikipedia:tengu|tengu]] with outer armour that is nearly impenetrable.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626, pages 4-6</ref> Its secondary pair of arms wielded sheathed katana with which it bisect two mountains.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> According to Madara, the full power of his final stabilised Susanoo was comparable to that of the [[tailed beasts]] and that no one had lived to see it a second time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 10</ref> Madara could [[Shape Transformation|shape]] Susanoo as an armour to clad the Nine-Tails, protecting it from [[Chakra Absorption Technique]]s.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 5-15</ref> By combining his Susanoo's swords with a [[Tailed Beast Ball]], he could break through [[Summoning: Quintuple Rashōmon|five Rashōmon gates]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 4-9</ref>
   
For a short time during the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Madara stole [[Obito Uchiha]]'s left eye from [[Kakashi Hatake]]. With it, Madara could activate its Mangekyō form; three stretched triangles around the pupil that each curve at the top around the pupil to form a circle, making it similar to a pinwheel. After temporarily wielding it, Madara could use [[Kamui]]. With this technique, he could teleport targets between the normal dimension and [[Kamui's Dimension]].
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Madara is knowledgeable of other Mangekyō techniques, or at least able to discern their mechanics after only brief observation. He takes [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s Mangekyō during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] and is immediately able to use [[Kamui]] for the brief period of time he has it.
   
 
==== Rinnegan ====
 
==== Rinnegan ====
 
[[File:Madara's Rinnegan close-up.png|thumb|left|Madara's Rinnegan.]]
 
[[File:Madara's Rinnegan close-up.png|thumb|left|Madara's Rinnegan.]]
Several years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, a reincarnation of the [[Sage of Six Paths]]' son [[Asura]], Asura's chakra combined with [[Indra]]'s chakra reincarnated in Madara, which awakened the [[Rinnegan]].<ref name="C606P13" /> According to Obito, due to being the one to manifest this dōjutsu, only Madara could utilise the full power of both of his Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, page 4</ref> Due to its nature as a heightened form of his own eyes, Madara possessed the ability to switch back and forth between his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] and his Rinnegan at will.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 8</ref> Amongst the various abilities granted by the Rinnegan, Madara could see chakra , even the [[tenketsu]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 672, page 1</ref> and potentially master any technique<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, page 9</ref> — as seen from his rare accomplishment of mastering all five basic forms of [[nature transformation]]. He could also [[Summoning Technique|summon]] and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref name="C606P13" /> However, whilst he was a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnation]] he could not access his power over the Demonic Statue as his Rinnegan was artificial.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 7</ref>
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Several years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara's Sharingan evolve to [[Rinnegan]].<ref name="C606P13" /> Because they are originally his eyes, only he can use them to maximum effect.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, page 4</ref> He is able to switch back and forth between his Rinnegan and Mangekyō abilities. With the Rinnegan, Madara could access the powers of the [[Six Paths Technique]], such as the [[Preta Path]] to [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb chakra]] and any techniques derived from them,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref> or the [[Deva Path]] to perform [[Chibaku Tensei]] on a massive scale in both size and numbers.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 9-13</ref>
   
[[File:Madara's Preta Path.png|thumb|right|Madara absorbs Ōnoki's Dust Release through the Preta Path.]]
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When brought back with the [[Impure World Reincarnation]], Madara is not able to access all of his Rinnegan abilities. It is only after [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revived]] and having one of his Rinnegan returned to him that he can [[Summoning Technique|summon]] and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], manifest [[chakra receiver]]s, or suspend targets in the air.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661</ref> He could generate multiple [[Limbo: Border Jail|corporeal invisible shadows]] to aid him in battle. These shadows were powerful enough to knock down all nine [[tailed beasts]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 15-18</ref>
With the Rinnegan, Madara could access the powers of the [[Six Paths Technique]], such as the [[Preta Path]] to [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb chakra]] and any techniques derived from them, regardless of their power or complexity.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref> He could also use the power of the [[Deva Path]] to perform [[Chibaku Tensei]], able to produce it on a massive scale in both sheer size and numbers.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 9-13</ref> With the [[Outer Path]], Madara could perform the [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 18-20</ref> Also derived from the Outer Path, he could create [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] that could restrain and suppress the power of its targets, such as all nine of the [[tailed beasts]] at once,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 5-7, 17-19</ref> ultimately sealing all tailed beasts within the Demonic Statue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, pages 2-4</ref> Madara could manifest [[chakra receiver]]s and use them for various melee and supplementary purposes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, pages 11, 13, 17-21</ref> He could generate multiple [[Limbo: Border Jail|corporeal invisible shadows]] able to aid Madara in battle. These shadows were powerful enough to knock down all nine [[tailed beasts]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 15-18</ref> Madara could also manipulate a target, keeping it suspended in air.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, pages 16</ref> Madara also could combine the power of his Rinnegan with his Susanoo for [[Tengai Shinsei|other techniques]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 14-17</ref>
 
   
 
[[File:Third Rinnegan.png|thumb|left|Madara's third Rinnegan.]]
 
[[File:Third Rinnegan.png|thumb|left|Madara's third Rinnegan.]]
After regaining both his Rinnegan and becoming the [[Shinju]]'s jinchūriki, Madara [[Flight Technique|approached]] the moon. Doing so awakened a third Rinnegan on his forehead, much like that of [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]'s third eye and the Ten-Tails' single eye. Unlike his dual Rinnegan, this eye is red instead of purple and bears nine black tomoe.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 16-17</ref> With this eye, he could cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].
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After regaining both his Rinnegan and becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' jinchūriki, Madara awakened a third Rinnegan on his forehead, much like that of the Ten-Tails' single eye. Unlike his dual Rinnegan, this eye is red instead of purple and bears nine black tomoe.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 16-17</ref> With this eye, he could cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].
 
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=== Intelligence ===
 
=== Intelligence ===
Recognised to have a high-level intellect, Madara had repeatedly shown, from both naturally keen instincts and years of experience, to be an extremely strategic and analytical thinker.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 5</ref> A very perceptive man, he could easily see through most deceptions, such as discerning a solid clone from the original. Very methodical and well-prepared, he could also set up [[Transcription Seal: Izanagi|safety measures]] in the event of his death and use it to his advantage. Likewise, Madara could accurately predict how others would act, and could then create elaborate plans that spanned decades. A skilled manipulator, he also accounted for his own death by setting up various pawns through various deceptions, such as playing with and twisting their own ideals and feelings. Madara had enough foresight to ensure his future [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|revival]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 636, pages 16-18 and chapter 637, pages 3-15</ref> As an adept tactician, he could calmly create counter-strategies and adapt to most situations, using alternate means to achieve his objective should the need arise.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, page 18</ref> He was well-versed in psychological warfare, capable of exploiting an individual's beliefs and convictions into serving his own purposes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 18-21</ref>
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Madara's years of experience on the battlefield have honed his strategic ingenuity. When going into a fight he can quickly devise a number of approaches so that, should one approach prove ineffective, he can switch to another immediately. The more time he spends against a particular opponent, the less need he has for these backup tactics, as he eventually can both predict what they will do and identify literal or psychological weaknesses for him to exploit. In addition to his sheer adaptability, Madara is simply knowledgeable of a large variety of individuals and abilities, allowing him to identify jutsu as soon as they are performed and react with the most appropriate counter to it.
 
Madara had vast knowledge of the ninja world, and was able to immediately identify most forms of ninjutsu. He could otherwise to deduce the workings of unfamiliar techniques in order to counter them. His knowledge allowed him to break the contract of the [[Impure World Reincarnation Technique]] by exploiting its only weakness.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 591, pages 16-17, 23</ref> His knowledge extended far back in history, as he knew much about the existence and secrets of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]. Madara was a highly capable teacher, having personally trained Obito into a highly powerful shinobi to the point people believed Obito was Madara himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 8</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 503, pages 10-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 667, pages 8</ref>
 
   
 
=== Body Modifications ===
 
=== Body Modifications ===
[[File:Madara's Body Modifications.png|thumb|right|A replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's chest.]]
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[[File:Madara's Body Modifications.png|thumb|A replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's chest.]]
After his battle with Hashirama, Madara obtained a sample of the Hokage's DNA, which he infused onto himself, considerably augmenting Madara's physical parameters, along with other related benefits such [[Healing Power|regenerative powers]], able to heal most injuries in seconds.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 15</ref> His modifications also allow him to as to survive unhindered without food or water. Should he lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he can immediately replace it with the special material that make up the [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu clones]] and likewise seamlessly transplant organs like dōjutsu eyes into himself without needing any tools or recovery time.<ref name="c658p1617">''Naruto'' chapter 658, pages 16-17</ref> When reincarnated, Kabuto modified Madara's body even further. As a result, Madara returned beyond his ''physical and combat prime'', restoring his youth and health while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 3, 11</ref> He was also able to fight on-par with the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] Hashirama Senju, with Hashirama requiring [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[Big Ball Rasenshuriken|help]] to neutralise him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, page 3</ref> Upon witnessing Madara's inconceivable might and abilities, a shocked [[Gaara]] wondered if Madara had the power of a god.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 16-17</ref>
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In addition to amplified chakra and [[Wood Release]], Hashirama's DNA that he infused himself with gave Madara [[Healing Power|regenerative powers]], allowing him to heal most injuries in seconds.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 15</ref> Should he lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he can immediately replace it with the special material that make up the [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu clones]].ref name="c658p1617">''Naruto'' chapter 658, pages 16-17</ref> When [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]], [[Kabuto]] modified Madara's body "beyond his physical and combat prime", restoring his youth and health while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 3, 11</ref> Hashirama's abilities are granted to him through a pale replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's left pectoral region.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref>
   
Despite his various improvements and new abilities compared to decades ago, Madara was unable to access the full potential of his enhanced body while a [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnation]]. When Hashirama sealed Madara in his corpse vessel with the [[Sage Art: Gate of the Great God]], it wasn't until after he was truly [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|resurrected]] as a living being that his new-found strength could break free while simultaneously repelling Sai's [[Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, pages 15-17</ref> He was also able to easily defeat and subdue his former rivals, [[Hashirama]] and [[Tobirama Senju]]. While his physical form and health remained rejuvenated after being revived, a drawback was that without his reincarnated state reflecting his former self, he no longer has eyes as he transplanted his actual ones prior to his death, rendering Madara blind, until he retrieved his right eye later and soon after his left.<ref name="c658p1617" />
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After being properly revived, he can store [[senjutsu]] chakra in his Hashirama implant, causing it to develop [[Sage Mode]] markings.<ref name="c657p6">''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 6</ref> Although he doesn't have direct access to Sage Mode, he gains certain benefits of the form, such as heightened sensory abilities and increased durability.
   
 
=== Jinchūriki Transformations ===
 
=== Jinchūriki Transformations ===
 
{{main|Jinchūriki Forms}}
 
{{main|Jinchūriki Forms}}
 
[[File:Madara Jinchuriki.png|thumb|left|Madara's jinchūriki transformation.]]
 
[[File:Madara Jinchuriki.png|thumb|left|Madara's jinchūriki transformation.]]
Unlike Obito, the previous jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails, Madara was able to retain his ability to think and gained instant control over the beast. [[Minato Namikaze]] notes that Madara's power in this form was greater than what was previously shown by Obito.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 665, page 3</ref> With it, Madara was able to fend off [[Might Guy]] while he was accessing the [[Eight Gates|Seventh Gate]] and even withstand the one-hit-kill [[Daytime Tiger]], a technique which previously overwhelmed Madara's Susanoo, at point-blank unscathed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 667, pages 11-13</ref> Madara is also still able to fight on par against Guy using all Eight Gates and survive the latter's [[Evening Elephant]] and [[Night Guy]]. His speed was also greatly increased, able to quickly counter Minato's [[Flying Thunder God Technique]] while in [[Sage Mode]] and simultaneously stop [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s attempt at using [[Kamui]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 665, pages 11-13</ref> Madara's regenerative powers and durability are also greatly enhanced, able to survive the left side of his torso being obliterated<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 672, pages 10, 12</ref> or being bisected<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 15-16</ref> and soon after completely restore himself. With his immense regenerative powers, Madara claimed he had achieved complete immortality.<ref name="Naruto chapter 673, page 13">''Naruto'' chapter 673, page 13</ref>
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Madara seals the [[Ten-Tails]] into his body shortly after [[Obito]]'s own failed effort. Madara is noted to have gained more power than Obito did, and Madara likewise does not need to go through an adjustment period where he gains control of it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 665, page 3</ref> He becomes faster than [[Flying Thunder God Technique]] and [[Kamui]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 665, pages 11-13</ref> and becomes durable enough to survive even the [[Night Guy]]. His regenerative powers are enough to survive bisection,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 15-16</ref> causing Madara to declare himself immortal.<ref name="Naruto chapter 673, page 13">''Naruto'' chapter 673, page 13</ref>
   
In this form, Madara also produced the [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s; ten dark orbs comprised of at least four nature transformations more advanced than a [[kekkei tōta]], and imbued with [[natural energy]], which generally floated behind him in a halo-like formation.<ref name="Naruto chapter 673, page 13" /><ref name="chpt639">''Naruto'' chapter 639, pages 7-8</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 666, page 6</ref> The chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as a barriers, protective orbs, and most commonly, a staff with an crescent shaped curve. With his complete control of the Ten-Tails' power, Madara could also apply the Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu it comes in contact with. Likewise, with it he can easily smash through the highly durable body of a Sage Mode user. During his battle against the Might Guy, Madara's enemies managed to deprive Madara of nine orbs, limiting Madara's use for this power. After awakening a third eye akin to the [[Shinju]]'s, he was able to cast [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] through it. Following this, Madara could then assimilate his victims of the genjutsu into the [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]] technique.
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In this form, Madara can fly. His main weapons are the [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s, ten dark orbs comprised of at least four nature transformations and imbued with [[natural energy]], which generally floated behind him in a halo-like formation.<ref name="Naruto chapter 673, page 13" /> The chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as a barriers, protective orbs, and, most commonly, a staff with an crescent-shaped curve. With his complete control of the Ten-Tails' power, Madara can apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu it comes in contact with. Most crucially to Madara's purposes, he is able to cast [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] and, later, [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]].
 
=== Other Skills ===
 
Along with the three main ninja skills, Madara was very versatile with proficiency in several other areas. He was still capable of absorbing chakra without his Rinnegan, even passively absorb [[Hashirama]]'s accumulated senjutsu chakra to replicate the Sage Mode power.<ref name="c657p6" /> Likewise, Madara had considerable knowledge and understanding of senjutsu, able to perfectly access the enhanced form without adverse effects.<ref name="c657" /> Madara's senjutsu-enhancements increased his endurance to withstand the assault of all nine tailed beasts, even quickly return to his feet after their unified attack (albeit the latter while protected by his Susanoo). With his skill in this art, he was able to greatly augment his nature transformation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 2, 4</ref>
 
 
Madara was also an adept researcher, having experimented and cultivated a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|mindless clone flower]] through the Demonic Statue of Outer Path and his long research of Hashirama's cells which was later used to grow [[White Zetsu Army|thousands]] of Zetsu clones. Using this vegetation, he was able to create artificial body parts and a life-support system to extend his life by absorbing chakra from the Demonic Statue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 11</ref> He also had considerable medical skills, able to effectively transplant dōjutsu eyes and treated a severely injured body by replacing the destroyed portions with the artificial matter.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 3</ref> He could apply his knowledge of human anatomy in battle, piercing his opponents' tenketsu to debilitate mobility and impeding the moulding of chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, page 11</ref>
 
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
 
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
 
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
[[File:Madara Reanimated.png|thumb|right|The contents of the sixth coffin.]]
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[[File:Madara Reanimated.png|thumb|The contents of the sixth coffin.]]
As [[Tobi]] prepared to wage [[Fourth Great Shinobi World War|war]] on the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], he was approached by [[Kabuto Yakushi]], a former associate of [[Akatsuki]]. Kabuto requested that he be allowed to assist with the war-effort, under the condition that Tobi turn [[Sasuke Uchiha]] over to him at the end of the war. He then [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|summoned]] five recently deceased Akatsuki members as proof that he could bolster Akatsuki's forces using reincarnated shinobi. While Tobi initially decided to turn down Kabuto's offer, the crafty medical-nin produced a mysterious sixth coffin, revealed to contain the real Madara Uchiha,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 564, page 12</ref> which proved sufficient blackmail to force Tobi's consent.<ref name="C490P1" />
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[[Obito]], acting under Madara's name, moves into the final stages of the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] by initiating a [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Before the war's start, [[Kabuto Yakushi]] approaches Obito to try and form an alliance. When Obito refuses, Kabuto [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|resurrected]] Madara to show he knew that Obito was not the true Madara and force him to accept.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 564, page 12</ref> Obito reluctantly agrees and Kabuto de-summons Madara.<ref name="C490P1" />
 
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=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
 
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
 
[[File:Real Madara unveiled.png|thumb|left|Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.]]
 
[[File:Real Madara unveiled.png|thumb|left|Madara arrives on the battlefield with Mū.]]
Frustrated when a reincarnated [[Nagato]] is [[Sword of Totsuka|sealed]] by the reincarnated and recently [[Kotoamatsukami|freed]] [[Itachi Uchiha]], Kabuto finds himself forced to use his trump card. But because his only available reincarnated pawn, [[]], was [[Fission Technique|reduced to half strength]], it took much longer than normal to complete the summoning of Madara, costing Kabuto several more reincarnations that are also sealed or otherwise released. Once the summoning is completed, Madara forcefully removes his coffin's lid before voicing his assumption that Nagato had finally used the [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] to bring him back from the dead, corrects Madara, explaining that [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]] had been used instead. Somewhat shocked by the manner of his revival, the two confront the [[Fourth Division]]. Upon noticing the forehead protectors of the allied army, Madara asks who is responsible for the Impure World Reincarnation. However, as does not know, Kabuto takes full control and, speaking through him, identifies himself as Tobi's assistant before informing Madara that he had been restored to an extent beyond even his prime. Finding it rather dreary to be spoken to through a pawn, Madara questions Kabuto with what he knew of his prime but admitting his ignorance, Kabuto requests a demonstration.
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When the war begins, Kabuto tries to hold off using Madara in battle, wishing to save him as a trump card. When all of his other resurrected ninja are defeated by the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], Kabuto's hand is forced. Using [[Mū]] as a medium, Kabuto summons Madara to the location of the [[Fourth Division]]. When he first becomes aware of his surroundings, Madara believes he has finally been brought back with [[Nagato]]'s [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]]. When he realizes that he instead has been brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara demands an explanation. Speaking through Mū, Kabuto introduces himself and explains recent developments in the world and Obito's current actions. After pointing out that he has restored Madara to a state beyond his prime, Kabuto requests a demonstration of Madara's legendary abilities.
 
[[File:Madara's Susanoo fights the Fourth Division.png|thumb|right|Madara unleashes his Susanoo.]]
 
Given free reign, Madara begins his assault on the spectating [[Fourth Division]], [[Gaara]], [[Ōnoki]] and Naruto's [[shadow clone]]. Madara uses the [[Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation]] technique, which takes the [[Water Release: Water Formation Wall|combined efforts]] of several shinobi to extinguish. Obscured by the resulting steam as he attacks them directly, he commandeers a [[sword]] and proceeds to tear through their ranks. As Naruto [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan|attacks]] Madara from above while Ōnoki [[Earth Release: Moving Earth Core|raises]] the ground below him, sending him on a collision course, Madara activates his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] and uses [[Susanoo]] to shield himself from harm. After Gaara uses [[Earth Release: Light-Weight Rock Technique|lightened]] sand to separate Madara from his protection and to pull him into the path of an oncoming [[Rasenshuriken]], he activates his [[Rinnegan]] and uses the [[Preta Path]]'s ability to [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] the attack. When Kabuto tries to take credit for the improvements to Madara's powers, Madara remarks that he shouldn't get the wrong idea, as they weren't his creation. Together with Susanoo, he then forms three [[hand seal]]s and pulls an enormous [[Tengai Shinsei|meteorite]] down from the atmosphere, directing it towards the battlefield.
 
   
Unconcerned by the prospect of destroying himself and Mū, aware that they'll both reform afterwards, Madara recognises Ōnoki as he flew towards the meteorite in an attempt to [[Earth Release: Ultralight-Weight Rock Technique|lighten it]] and stop its descent. Congratulating his and Gaara's successful efforts, Madara questions Ōnoki as to how he would deal with a second one as another meteorite collides with the first, overwhelming Ōnoki and killing the majority of the Fourth Division. After reforming, Madara remarks that he hadn't enjoyed a view such as this in a long time, as he stands amidst the rubble left in the wake of the impact.
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[[File:Madara's Susanoo fights the Fourth Division.png|thumb|Madara unleashes his Susanoo.]]
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Madara tears through the Fourth Division, commandeering a sword from one of its members to begin the slow work of thinning their numbers. Initial attempts to stop Madara fail as he protects himself with [[Susanoo]]. When the [[Fifth Kazekage]], [[Third Tsuchikage]], and one of [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[shadow clone]]s combine efforts, Madara is forced to use activate his [[Rinnegan]] and [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] the attack. Kabuto attempts to take credit for his performance, to which Madara responds by pulling an enormous [[Tengai Shinsei|meteorite]] down from the atmosphere. When the Tsuchikage tries to [[Earth Release: Ultralight-Weight Rock Technique|stop it]], Madara adds a second meteorite to his attack, both of which fall upon and devastate the Fourth Division.
   
 
[[File:Madara using Wood Release.png|thumb|left|Madara using the Wood Release.]]
 
[[File:Madara using Wood Release.png|thumb|left|Madara using the Wood Release.]]
After reforming, Kabuto informs Madara that he theorised that he had obtained a portion of [[Hashirama Senju]] during their confrontation, despite losing to him. Madara then proceeds to check underneath his shirt, after which he complements Kabuto on his preparation, before asking if he knew of ''their'' plan. Notified of Kabuto's uncertainty that the "''[[Tobi|fake]]''" will act accordingly, Madara attempted to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] the [[Nine-Tails]] but is unable to do so as it was still sealed within Naruto. Learning that Naruto is from the same clan as [[Mito Uzumaki]], he opted to attack using [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees|Nativity of a World of Trees]] instead of pursuing the real [[jinchūriki]], yet this is countered by the Nine-Tails-empowered Naruto who destroyed the opposing forest, to which Madara commends him.
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With most of the Fourth Division dead, Madara questions Kabuto about just how far off-plan Obito has gone. Because Kabuto doesn't actually know much about the plan, Madara is left to check things for himself: he tries to summon the [[Nine-Tails]], but discovers it's sealed in a [[jinchūriki]], specifically Naruto. He attacks Naruto's shadow clone with [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees]] which Naruto counters. This, however, exhausts the shadow clone. Madara moves in to finish off it and the other survivors, but is repelled by the arrival of the [[Fifth Hokage]], the [[Fifth Mizukage]], and the [[Fourth Raikage]].
   
Lamenting that he didn't get the opportunity to explore his abilities further, Madara belittled the still-defiant Ōnoki, remarking that it was natural for shinobi to spend their entire lives in battle and as such, mankind would be better served sleeping peacefully under an {{translation|"''Infinite [[Tsukuyomi]]''"|無限月読|Mugen Tsukuyomi}}. Charging towards the few remaining survivors alongside [[]], they are however repelled by [[Tsunade]] and [[A]], who had just been [[Heavenly Transfer Technique|transported]] to the battlefield. Looking on in shock, Madara is confronted by all five of the current [[Kage]].
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[[File:A and Ōnoki attack.png|thumb|Madara andface Ōnoki and A.]]
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The five [[Kage]] combine forces against Madara and propel him from the immediate area. By the time he returns, Naruto shadow clone is gone and the five Kage remain his only opponents. The battle proceeds for some time, with the Kage's combination attacks continuing to meet their target, though the Impure World Reincarnation causes Madara to recover from all injuries. When he's hit with the Tsuchikage's [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique]], some of Madara's armor is torn away, revealing the implant of [[Hashirama]]'s face that is also amplifying his regenerative abilities.
[[File:A and Ōnoki attack.png|thumb|right|Madara and Mū face Ōnoki and A.]]
 
Deeming this an adequate test of his abilities, Madara leapt upwards to avoid [[Mei Terumī]]'s [[Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique|attack]] but was instead intercepted by [[A]], who knocks him into the [[Lava Release|lava]] below. Activating his Susanoo to protect himself, he is [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop|plunged]] even deeper into the molten liquid by A, before being completely immersed by another torrent of lava. Emerging unharmed whilst sheltered by his Susanoo, Madara commends A and Mei's respective [[Body Flicker Technique|offensive]] [[Kekkei Genkai|abilities]], before deciding to assess the Kage's defensive capabilities using [[Yasaka Magatama]]. However, when his attack is blocked, Madara breaks through their [[Shield of Sand|dual]]-[[Rock Golem|layered]] defence with his Susanoo's [[Susanoo Sword|blades]], only for his vision to be [[Hiding in Mist Technique|obscured]] as the Kage launch another strategy. Unable to react to the quickly approaching A, thanks to Ōnoki's [[Earth Release: Light-Weight Rock Technique|assistance]], their [[Lightning Release Armour|combined]] [[Earth Release: Ultra-Added-Weight Rock Technique|efforts]] allow A to punch through Susanoo and hit Madara. The battle then went on for sometime with Madara being on the "defensive".
 
 
As the battle continues, Madara repels and destroys Ōnoki's looming golem using [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees]], distracting the Kage. Ambushing them from behind and knocking them into the forest below with his Susanoo, he sets the trees [[Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction|ablaze]], just as the Kage succumb to the effects of the pollen. However, Ōnoki quickly manages to rouse himself and [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique|destroy]] the surrounding flowers, hitting Madara in the process and exposing a face formed from Hashirama Senju's tissue, jutting out of the left side of his chest. Hearing Tsunade's reaction, he questions if she was a descendant of Hashirama, noting his intention to kill her first if she was. When Mei retorts his remark by saying that it was a basic tactic to eliminate the [[medical-nin]] first, Madara corrects her, stating he would do it simply because of Tsunade's ancestry before saying that she couldn't delay their deaths anyway. He then belittles Tsunade further for being a woman who, despite being Hashirama's descendant, possessed neither [[Wood Release]] nor [[medical ninjutsu]] that could compare to those of Hashirama, before declaring that while weak people were ugly, weak Senju were even more so. Tsunade admits to most of what was said but rebuffs Madara's opinion that she was weak, claiming that what she had inherited wasn't just mere strength, but the undying [[Will of Fire]].
 
 
Rebuking Tsunade's belief that this would lead to his defeat, by saying power was in fact an actual thing, Madara then listens to her retort of how the will of the deceased allowed her to reform the system of medical-nin. Hearing all four rules yet unaware of her [[Strength of a Hundred Technique|technique]], he uses his Susanoo to protect himself from Tsunade's punch but when she easily fractures it, Madara considers how her strength was superior to A's. When Madara counters, he is instead [[Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique|repelled]] by Mei, before his Susanoo is shattered by A and Tsunade. Crashing to the ground, he admits Tsunade wasn't that weak but reprimands her recklessness, as her death would trouble the others. Thinking of how he would have taught Hashirama to resurrect himself if he'd knew how weak shinobi would become, Madara says that all Hashirama left behind was the power he held, similar to how [[Izuna]] left only his eyes and their powers. After Tsunade angrily responds, Madara states that if anything could be passed down, it was simply hatred. Later struck by a powerful punch from Tsunade that seemingly allowed him to be [[Desert Layered Imperial Funeral|bound]] and [[Sealing Tag|sealed]], Madara suddenly [[Susanoo Sword|impales]] her from below, just as he [[Attack Prevention Technique|emerges]] from within one of the trees. He then reveals that they had instead sealed a [[wood clone]], noting that only he could see through Hashirama's use of the technique in the past due to his ocular powers.
 
 
Pondering his next target, Madara was shocked when Tsunade instead shattered his Susanoo's sword and then attacked him using the broken blade. With the blade stuck in his Susanoo's ribcage, he [[Yasaka Magatama|countered and repelled]] Tsunade, before noting the similarities between her and Hashirama's techniques. As he questioned whether they thought he could be stopped with his own technique, Madara was [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique|attacked]] from behind by Ōnoki, but he [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorbed]] the [[Dust Release]] technique. He then explained that he deliberately let it hit him before, to expose the Hashirama face on his chest in hopes of lowering the Kage's morale, yet he was disappointed to see that it had the opposite effect. When Tsunade stated that while they were outwitted by the wood clone, it could also be said that he had no other option but to use it, Madara blamed it on fighting five Kage-level shinobi at once. Denying that he thought of them as cowards for confronting him together in response to Mei, he asserted that the current odds were the perfect number to have fun and proceeded to create [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique|multiple wood clones]], sending five to each Kage. Regurgitating Mei's sentiments, Madara asked the Kage not to call him a coward given who they were, before asking whether or not they preferred the clones to use Susanoo or not.
 
   
 
[[File:Gokage vs 25 Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.]]
 
[[File:Gokage vs 25 Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.]]
Observing the Kage being overwhelmed by his clones and their respective Susanoo, Madara identified the more experienced Ōnoki as the biggest threat when he rescued an [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|immobilised]] A from certain death. Determined to break Ōnoki's will as the Tsuchikage rallied the Kage to face him once more, Madara was instead forced to flee from the approach of an enormous [[Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique]], as it wiped out his clones. Struck by Mei's [[Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique|attack]], which contained both Gaara's sand and A's [[lightning]]-natured chakra, Madara's actions were halted long enough from him to start being sealed. Acknowledging the Kage's might, Madara manifested his final Susanoo, freeing himself in the process before telling the awe-struck Kage that they would now learn that even their efforts were futile against Susanoo's final form. Stating that only Hashirama could stop him, Madara then stated that Hashirama being dead was in their favour — as he swung one of his katana and repelled them noting that if he was the only one they had to fight, the damage to the area wouldn't be as devastating (a reference to the battle between the two which created an entire [[Valley of the End|valley]]) then answering Ōnoki's earlier question that an adult would never seriously fight children. Looming over the Kage with his Susanoo, Madara declared that he would destroy them and their efforts. But at the last second, as he attempted to deal the final blow, Madara's Susanoo suddenly de-materialised, much to his surprise.
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Madara laments Hashirama's legacy that these Kage have inherited, having been completely unimpressed by their attacks, particularly those of the Hokage, Hashirama's granddaughter. With his interest in the battle dwindling, Madara tries to inject some fun back into the fight by [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique|creating twenty-five copies of himself]], five for each Kage. Each clone also activates Suasnoo. By nightfall, the Kage are still alive and are able to pool their efforts so successfully that he is nearly sealed. Finally impressed by their display, Madara responds by progressing his Susanoo to its perfected form. Before he can use it to kill the Kage he Susanoo starts to fade and Madara is engulfed in light.
   
[[File:Madara's soul1.png|thumb|right|Madara's soul remains intact.]]
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[[File:Madara's soul1.png|thumb|Madara's soul remains intact.]]
At that moment, Kabuto's negation of Impure World Reincarnation occurs as Madara finds a light enveloping him prior to making an attempt to kill Tsunade with a [[Fire Release]] [[Fire Release: Dragon Flame Release Song Technique|technique]]. Madara's soul then begins to leave its vessel just as Tsunade's [[Strength of a Hundred Technique]] was cancelled, but suddenly re-encases in his body and Madara attacks her with his Susanoo sword, only for her to [[Dan Katō|somehow]] [[Spirit Transformation Technique|evade]] the technique while unconscious. After everyone else was sent back to the afterlife following the end of the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara still remained on the battlefield. When the Kage questioned how this was possible, Madara explained that he negated the deactivation of the technique by severing the link between Kabuto and his own soul, by releasing the summoning contract of Impure World Reincarnation, stating that to be the technique's one flaw. Madara then proceeded to criticise Mei for not realising that he was not the kind of person who would let himself be bound by such a technique as that when the latter questioned what was happening. Stating that he is now bored with the Kage, and that using his final Susanoo on them again would be an insult to his power and "embarrassing", Madara decides to make his way to Naruto to reclaim the Nine-Tails.
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Madara realizes that Kabuto has elsewhere released him from the Impure World Reincarnation and his soul is returning to the afterlife. Madara responds by performing the hand seals to free him from Kabuto's control, allowing him to return to his immortal body. Now able to do whatever he likes and bored with the Kage, Madara decides to go find Naruto and reclaim the Nine-Tails. The Kage block his escape.
   
 
=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
 
=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
 
[[File:Obito and Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara reunites with Obito.]]
 
[[File:Obito and Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara reunites with Obito.]]
Though blocked from leaving by Ōnoki, Madara left him and the other Kage in near death conditions before making his way to where the unmasked Obito is. After Obito returned his gunbai, having revealed that the Kage weren't left in good condition when Naruto demands to know what happened to them, and how Obito deviated from the original plan, Madara blocked the stakes Naruto threw at him and repels him with his [[Uchiha Return]] technique when Naruto attempted to attack him with a [[Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball]]. He then told Obito to deal with Kakashi and Might Guy, while he dealt with the Eight, and the Nine-Tails, noting that it was not too late to seal them.
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In an unseen battle, Madara leaves the Kage in near-death conditions and tracks down Obito. He finds him engaged in combat with Naruto, [[Killer B]] (the jinchūriki of the [[Eight-Tails]]), [[Kakashi Hatake]], and [[Might Guy]]. Also nearby is the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], in the process of undergoing an premature revival into the [[Ten-Tails]]. Madara scolds Obito for being too hasty. Obito returns Madara's [[gunbai]] to him, which Madara proceeds to use to try and take the Eight and Nine-Tails before the Demonic Statue completes its metamorphosis. He creates a [[wood dragon]] to attack Naruto and B, but is blocked by Guy's [[Daytime Tiger]]. Before he can recover the Ten-Tails is revived, forcing Madara to make do.
 
[[File:Naruto vs. Madara's dragon.png|thumb|right|Madara using the Wood Dragon technique to fight Naruto.]]
 
As the battle raged on, Madara attempted to convince Naruto that the Eye of the Moon Plan was for the benefit of humanity. However, seeing Naruto unmoved by his explanations, Madara decided to show him no mercy. To that end, Madara used Hashirama's [[Wood Dragon|giant wooden dragon]] technique. The dragon attempted to restrain the newly-manifested Tailed Beast Mode Kurama-shroud, but was bitten into by the beast. As Naruto struggled against the wooden dragon, Madara stopped B and Might Guy from interfering by binding them. Noting that these were also hindrances to Obito, and that he would clean up the battlefield, he manifested his Susanoo and aims one of its swords at the Eight-Tails. This is, however, intercepted by Naruto and Madara was later enveloped in Guy's [[Daytime Tiger]]. Shortly after, the Ten-Tails' revival was complete, with it breaking out of Obito's [[Uchiha Flame Formation]] in its incomplete form; Madara laments that he failed to acquire the Eight and Nine-Tails, but prepared to begin the final phase of the Eye of the Moon Plan in spite of that.
 
 
[[File:Madara&Obito vs. Shinobi Alliance.png|thumb|left|Madara and Obito prepare to face off against the Allied Forces.]]
 
Madara then joined Obito, and the two jumped onto the Ten-Tails' head, where each were connected to the massive demon with tendrils which stemmed from the beast. While Madara and Obito have a slight argument on how to handle the beast, as Obito wanted to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] immediately, while Madara wanted to test the beast's power. After the dust settles from a brief skirmish with the Eight and Nine-Tails and due to having focused too much of their attention on controlling the beast, they are ambushed by the Eight-Tails who had been [[Kamui|warped]] overhead the Ten-Tails. After dismissing the name "Allied Shinobi Forces Technique" mentioned by Naruto, Madara declared that arguing the matter was futile, Madara noted that they should simply end the battle. When their opposition's battle strategy was launched and the two Uchiha were buffeted by the [[Storm Release: Laser Circus]] technique, though Madara was prepared to deflect the attack, he soon realised it wasn't aimed at them but at the Ten-Tails' eye to blind it. With the battlefield soon shrouded in dust and their sensory skills [[Insect Jamming Technique|hindered]], Madara later stood by — arms crossed and nonplussed — as the Alliance attacked the Ten-Tails, marvelling at the fact that they were able to collaborate so well. Even when members of the Alliance bore down on them, Madara derided their effort while noting that the Ten-Tails would soon reach maturity.
 
 
As Naruto and the shinobi with him start to barrage them with various attacks, Madara realises that he and Obito are being targeted as he decides to pull off their own strategy and target their command centre as the Ten-Tails breaks free while assuming its fully matured form. Telling Obito that they are going to use Hashirama's cells to strengthen their hold on the beast while getting his agreement to intimidate their opposition with its power, Madara has the Ten-Tails fire a series of Tailed Beast Balls that wipe out various villages beyond the war zone. Eventually, returning the favour and justifying it as a basic war-time move, Madara has the Ten-Tails fire at the Allied Shinobi Headquarters with [[Shikaku Nara]] and everyone else stationed there leaving them obliterated. Lamenting that he could not control the Ten-Tails well enough yet and that because of it he had failed to knocked out the HQ before Shikaku could finish relaying his plan, Madara states that their current control over the Ten-Tails will only be good enough until its next transformation. Responding to Obito's remark that without becoming its host there would be no way to gain complete control over the Ten-Tails, Madara states that he needs a living body, not a sacrifice's.
 
 
[[File:Obito and Madara get seperated from the Ten-Tails.png|thumb|right|Madara and Obito are separated from the Ten-Tails.]]
 
When Obito tells Madara that he can't just destroy himself to destroy them, as it would also mean Obito's demise and that he was at the latter's mercy since he would need him to revive him, Madara comments on his attitude. Hearing that Obito had never thought of him as an ally, Madara asks him what his next course of action will be, and listens as he says they will cripple the forces with despair. Noting how much Obito had become like him, Madara questions silently whether Obito was waiting on a response from Naruto after chiding the young man for allowing his comrades to die. When Madara cautioned Obito against possibly damage to the Ten-Tails, his words are rebuffed as Obito noted that the Ten-Tails had tough skin. After Naruto activates his [[Tailed Beast Mode]] and begins to disperse its power to his friends, Madara becomes surprised, recognising his intentions and jokingly remarking that Hinata got a nice power-up from it thanks to Naruto. As the battle continues to progress, Madara laments on the predictability of the alliance's moves after Ino possessed Obito, and predicts that Shikamaru would then use his [[Shadow Imitation Technique]], as the latter binds the Ten-Tails.
 
 
After Madara noticed that Obito was having trouble breaking Ten-Tails free of the Shadow Imitation Technique, he decided to provide more power. However, the combined efforts of the Alliance foiled his counter-attack. After Obito goaded the [[Hyūga clan]], the entire Alliance — powered by Kurama's chakra that Naruto gave to them — simultaneously attacked Ten-Tails, shocking the Uchiha. Obito and Madara's connections to Ten-Tails were then severed by Naruto and [[Rock Lee]] respectively with a Rasenshuriken and a well-placed kick. While his body was reconstructing itself, Madara was forced to retreat from atop the beast.
 
   
Forced to battle directly against the Allied Shinobi Forces, Madara's collaborative attacks with Obito prove useless against their chakra cloaked enemies before stopping his attack upon sensing Hashirama and delighting in fighting his old enemy again. Using his Susanoo to withstand the Ten-Tails' [[Tenpenchii]], Madara deems his fight with the Allied Shinobi Forces boring as he allows the Ten-Tails to act on its destructive whim. When seeing him and the other Hokage arrive, an excited Madara challenges Hashirama to a long-awaited rematch, only be cut off by the First Hokage who deems the Ten-Tails a bigger priority right now. This leaves Madara dumbstruck and exposing a more childish side of himself while musing that Hashirama still irritates him after all these years. After creating five wood clones, one of Hashirama's wood clones confront Madara and tells him he's ready to fight. Madara refuses to fight the clone and wished to wait for the real Hashirama to finish what he's doing, though later Madara easily defeated the wood clone.
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[[File:Madara&Obito vs. Shinobi Alliance.png|thumb|Madara and Obito prepare to face off against the Allied Forces.]]
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Madara and Obito leap onto the Ten-Tails' head and connect themselves to it, granting them control of its actions. Their four opponents put up a resistance but are no match for the Ten-Tails' power. Before the Ten-Tails can finish them off, however, the combined Allied Shinobi Forces arrive to join the fight, deflecting the Ten-Tails attack. They proceed to join forces to immobilize the Ten-Tails, making it an easy target. The Ten-Tails undergoes a new transformation before their attacks can connect, freeing it and letting it block the incoming attacks.
   
[[File:Madara reviving.png|thumb|left|Madara enacts his ploy to revive himself.]]
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[[File:Obito and Madara get seperated from the Ten-Tails.png|thumb|left|Madara and Obito are separated from the Ten-Tails.]]
Sensing Obito's return to the real world from battling Kakashi in the other dimension, preferring to have become Ten-Tails' [[jinchūriki]] after defeating Hashirama, Madara deems his apprentice has outlived his usefulness and the time for him to repay for saving him has come. Forming a seal, Madara caused the [[chakra receiver|black rods]] embedded in Obito's body to sprout forth as he projects his will into Obito to force him to execute the [[Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique]] to restore him to a living person and begin the sealing process on the Ten-Tails. However, Madara learns that Obito is resisting him as he becomes the [[Ten-Tails]]' host in his stead.
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Though the immediate problem is solved, Madara realizes there's another issue: the Allies are being coordinated too effectively. He and Obito direct the Ten-Tails to attack the distant Allied HQ, something that takes several [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s due to their lack of control, which Madara attributes to Obito's failure to revive him correctly. Although the Allies' "[[Shikaku|brain]]" is dead, the Allies are given one final battle plan in the time it takes the Ten-Tails to hit its target. They try to thin the Allies' numbers before they can get into position and, when that fails, block against the oncoming attack, but the combined forces manage to break through and separate Obito and Madara from the Ten-Tails.
   
Though he later enjoyed looking at how Obito's ascension causes the four Hokage great fear, Madara commented that he couldn't afford to delay using his "trump card" anymore, though he admitted his fear of Obito catching onto him before he could use it. He later confronted Hashirama, cutting off his path to Obito noting that he would no longer wait on him.
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With the Ten-Tails now out of his control, Obito and Madara must fend for themselves. Obito disappears to the [[other dimension]], forcing Madara to start attacking the Allied Shinobi directly. While he does so, he also senses that Hashirama has elsewhere been brought back to life. Excited at the prospect of fighting his rival again, Madara eagerly awaits his arrival. When he gets there, though, Hashirama only sends a wood clone to face him, being too busy restraining the Ten-Tails. Madara decides to sit out the fight until the real Hashirama is ready. When the wood clone persists, Madara easily defeats it.
   
[[File:SWW Madara vs. Hashirama.png|thumb|right|Madara battling Hashirama during the Fourth Shinobi World War.]]
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[[File:Madara reviving.png|thumb|Madara enacts his ploy to revive himself.]]
Activating his perfect form of Susanoo, Madara engages Hashirama, stating mutually that he had no time for this either, but that he had no choice with things turning out as they were, and told Hashirama that they should entertain each other a bit longer. When his adversary requested that they stop their fight so that they could deal with Obito's threat, Madara noted that they were reincarnated bodies and that attack would have little to no effect on them. He then told the Senju, that if he wanted to help them, he would have to charge through him. During his battle with Hashirama, he expressed surprise when Obito unleashed his tailed beast transformation to continue the Eye of the Moon Plan. As the beast evolves into its final transformation, the Shinju, Madara began to inform Hashirama on what was happening, revealing the history written on the Naka Shrine tablet. He then went on to admit that upon figuring this out, he had became hopeless and figured that there was no "''true dream''", in the world they live in. It was only after that, Madara revealed that the Eye of the Moon Plan would be complete once the flower on top of the Shinju bloomed. Which he then, reaffirmed that he will be the one to control. He calmly adds that the Infinite Tsukuyomi will be complete within fifteen minutes, but before that he will use Hashirama's Sage power to switch places with Obito. All throughout the ensuing events on the battlefield, Madara continues to fight Hashirama.
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Madara later senses Obito's return to the battlefield and decides to activate one of his fail-safes, activating [[chakra receiver]]s planted in Obito to force him to finally revive Madara. Obito resists and instead seals the Ten-Tails into himself. Though he's frustrated by this setback, Hashirama is no longer preoccupied, so Madara forces him into a fight. As their battle rages, Hashirama tries to convince Madara to postpone, but Madara repeatedly refuses. Nevertheless, he keeps track of Obito's progress and growing control of the Ten-Tails' power, marking each step nearer the Eye of the Moon Plan's completion.
   
[[File:Madara revived.png|thumb|left|Madara is revived by Obito via the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.]]
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[[File:Madara revived.png|thumb|left|Madara is revived by Obito via the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.]]
Later, after Obito was defeated by Naruto and had the tailed beasts extracted from him, Madara was restrained by Hashirama's wood dragons and left incapacitated by Naruto's [[Big Ball Rasenshuriken]] long enough for the Senju to [[Sage Art: Gate of the Great God|subdue]] his rival. However, before the Allied Forces got a chance to seal him, Madara had Black Zetsu merge with Obito and forced him to activate the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique and use its power to revive him. Finally revived in a living body, he quickly broke free of his entrapment, and foiled [[Sai]]'s attempt to [[Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet|seal]] him. Standing victorious amongst the living again, Madara ecstatically exclaimed that he finally had the ability to feel the thrill of battle once again.
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Ultimately, Obito is defeated, the tailed beasts that make up the Ten-Tails removed from his body. Madara is also restrained by Hashirama and the Allied Forces move in to seal him. Before they can do so, Madara puts another fail-safe into effect: [[Black Zetsu]], with whom he has been in contact ever since he was reincarnated, takes control of Obito's body and forces him to revive Madara. Restored to life, Madara breaks free of his restraints and expresses his thrill to finally feel the thrill of battle again.
 
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=== Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc ===
 
=== Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc ===
[[File:Madara captures Hashirama.jpg|thumb|right|Madara defeats and captures Hashirama.]]
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[[File:Madara targets Biju.png|thumb|Madara prepares to capture the tailed beasts.]]
As his reincarnated eyes began to deteriorate into nothing, Sasuke attacked a blinded Madara with [[Amaterasu]]. The older Uchiha was unfazed by this, able to disperse the flames long enough to remove his armour and emerge unharmed. Madara soon turned his attention to Hashirama once more, reminding the late Hokage of their talk at the [[Naka Shrine]]. While agreeing with Hashirama that two opposite forces finding unity is wonderful, he found a different way to obtain such. Taking advantage of the improvements others did to his research, Madara used the [[chakra receivers]] embedded in Hashirama to restrain him. Madara then quickly took hold of his rival and drained him of his [[senjutsu]] chakra, activating the [[Sage Mode]] through his replication of Hashirama's face he had on his chest.
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Though he's alive again, Madara no longer has any eyes, having forfeited them during his life. Until he can reacquire them, he immobilizes Hashirama with chakra receivers and absorbs his [[senjutsu]] chakra, allowing him to sense those around him. His first attacker is [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Madara does not want to kill one of his own clansman, so he instructs Sasuke to stay out of his way. As other attackers converge on him, Madara goes after the freed tailed beasts. The [[One-Tail]] tries to seal Madara, but he breaks free with Susanoo. He is immediately met by a combined attack from all nine beasts. He escapes, but loses an arm. While he regroups he is approached by a [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu]] that has brought him the Rinnegan Obito kept in storage. Madara takes this and one of the Zetsu's arms, allowing him start round two.
 
[[File:Madara targets Biju.png|thumb|left|Madara prepares to capture the tailed beasts.]]
 
Sasuke attacked Madara again with a flurry of sword strikes, to which Madara easily dodged and ultimately restrained the blade using his own body. Sensing that Sasuke was an Uchiha and a wielder of the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Madara was impressed by Sasuke's visual prowess and decided he would take the younger Uchiha's eyes until he could retrieve his own. Openly acknowledging that killing Sasuke would be a waste, Madara offered to let Sasuke join him, to which Sasuke venomously turned down. Madara then continued to easily repel his opponents despite his handicap. When the seven formerly sealed tailed beasts arrived to aid Naruto, Madara calmly decided he would capture them now.
 
 
[[File:Madara restores his eye.png|thumb|right|Madara regains his right eye.]]
 
Standing against the tailed beasts all by himself, Madara faced off against an initial attack by Shukaku and Gaara, quickly joined by the other tailed beasts. As the tanuki attempted to [[Desert Layered Imperial Funeral Seal|seal]] the Uchiha, he unleashes his Susanoo, easily escaping and noted that he would put them on a leash, without letting them get away. Naruto in [[Tailed Beast Mode]] attacked him, giving no time for Madara to react. As Gyūki — who was carrying the wounded to a safe place — joined the battle, the tailed beasts and Naruto land a devastating assault on Madara with their respective tails. Badly injured, Madara was found by a [[White Zetsu Army|Zetsu clone]], with one of the eyes Madara's had given to Nagato. With that, Madara also replaced his severed arm with the Zetsu's and implanted his eye into his right eye socket, activating the Rinnegan and noting things are going to be "fun". Madara then proceeded to extract the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from within Obito, noticing upon its arrival that [[Kakashi Hatake|someone]] with a [[Kamui|powerful eye]] removed its right arm. Despite this, Madara quickly focused on recapturing the tailed beasts healed himself. Once atop the Demonic Statue's head, Madara [[Limbo: Border Jail|repelled]] the tailed beasts, followed quickly by jumping onto the Demonic Statue where he unleashed [[Demonic Statue Chains|several chains]] to subdue the tailed beasts. Content with the situation, Madara prepared to extract the Eight and Nine-Tails from the jinchūriki first.
 
 
Restrained by Madara, Naruto made his attempt to escape, by ejecting his Tailed Beast Mode but this effort proved to be futile. Madara then turned his attention to Shukaku, attempting to extract the One-Tail first. He was, however, intercepted by Gaara with [[Desert: Hand|enormous sand hands]]. Madara launched one of his Susanoo swords at Gaara but Shukaku intervened, declaring that it prided itself on its Absolute Defence after all. However, Madara was able to manipulate the sword further, sending it boomeranging across the battlefield. By doing this, Madara was able to break the section of the chain Gaara held and reconnect it to the beast all while sending the sword directly at Gaara whose automatic defence protected against the attack, but he was still knocked down.
 
   
 
[[File:Madara stabs Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Madara fatally injures Sasuke.]]
 
[[File:Madara stabs Sasuke.png|thumb|left|Madara fatally injures Sasuke.]]
Moments after sealing the nine tailed beasts within the Demonic Statue, Tobirama appeared from behind Madara. Despite the [[Flying Thunder God Slash|well-timed assault]], Madara evaded and subdued the reincarnated Hokage. Madara noted his personal joy at destroying the man who killed his brother [[Izuna]]. As Madara explained his intentions for the "Infinite Tsukuyomi", Sasuke attacked him with an opening provided by Tobirama. Noticing this, Madara [[Limbo|immobilises]] Sasuke in the air and grabs the younger Uchiha's sword proceeding to stab him in the chest.
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Madara summons the Demonic Statue from Obito's body and uses [[Limbo: Border Jail]] to repel the nine beasts. Before they can recover, he seals all of them into the Demonic Statue, including those sealed in Naruto and B. While the Demonic Statue undergoes its transformation into the Ten-Tails again, Madara asks the Zetsu how Black Zetsu is faring with taking his remaining Rinnegan back from Obito. [[Tobirama Senju]], having been reincarnated alongside Hashirama, attacks him immediately afterwards, whom he dodges and restrains. Sasuke also attacks him. Having already warned Sasuke once, Madara turns his own sword against Sasuke and fatally stabs him.
 
With his enemies dealt with, Madara causally proceeded to resurrect the Ten-Tails again, immediately [[Ten-Tails Sealing Technique|sealing]] it into his being and instantly subjugating it to gain complete control of its power. Pleased with himself, Madara set off to regain his left eye. On his way, he felt something inside his body weighting down his chest, and spat it out, revealing to be the [[Benihisago]] and [[Kohaku no Jōhei]] that Obito used to substitute Kurama's chakra. Deeming them useless, Madara pressed on and landed right in front of where Minato, Kakashi, Obito, Black Zetsu, Naruto, Sakura and Gaara were. Black Zetsu informs Madara that he was able to steal the Yin half of Kurama Minato sealed inside himself. As Black Zetsu attempted to return to Madara, Obito overshadowed Black Zetsu, keeping it merged to the young Uchiha, determined to talk to Madara.
 
   
 
[[File:Obito shoves his hand into Madara.png|thumb|Madara is impaled by Obito Uchiha.]]
 
[[File:Obito shoves his hand into Madara.png|thumb|Madara is impaled by Obito Uchiha.]]
Asking Madara what he was to the older Uchiha, Madara simply stated that Obito was a reflection of himself and his goals. Proclaiming that the Sage of Six Paths failed in his pursuit of peace by giving the world chakra, and instead brought about even greater war, Madara insisted that Obito finish in his duties of saving the world. As Obito approached Madara, he was attacked by Minato. Despite the Hokage's effort, Madara easily repelled the assault. As Obito reached Madara, the teacher was left shocked as the student impaled him through the chest, stating that carrying on someone's name and work is not the same as having their trust. Proclaiming that he is not any part of Madara, but the Obito who dreamed of being Hokage, Obito absorbed some of the [[Truth-Seeking Ball|Ten-Tails' chakra]] from Madara and formed his jinchūriki shakujō.
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With nobody left to oppose him, Madara seals the Ten-Tails into himself once its resurrection is complete. Pleased with himself, Madara sets off to regain his other Rinnegan. Along the way he spits the [[Benihisago]] and [[Kohaku no Jōhei]] from his mouth, Obito having used both as part of his premature revival method. When he arrives at Black Zetsu's location he discovers that Obito has regained control of his body. Madara tries to reason with Obito, reminding him of all they planned and insisting on the impending effectiveness of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Rather than be convinced, Obito stabs Madara and manages to steal fragments of the One-Tail's and Eight-Tails' chakra from him before using [[Kamui]] to escape with Naruto.
 
Quickly regaining his composure, Madara reached for Obito's left Rinnegan, only for Obito to phase through Madara's hand with Kamui. Obito then attempted to absorb the tailed beasts within Madara, but only managed to take a small portion of the [[One-Tail]] and [[Eight-Tails]]' chakra as Madara quickly repelled Obito's effort. Knowing that Obito needs to remain solid to teleport, Madara then stopped Obito from going to the other dimension to aid Naruto, who was sent there by Kakashi, his attack out-speeding Obito's teleportation. As Obito and Kakashi teamed up against Madara, he attacked both of them, but their combined Kamui was faster, sending Obito to the other dimension, while Kakashi was saved by Guy's timely arrival.
 
   
 
[[File:Guy hits Madara.JPG|thumb|left|Madara is hit by a devastating blow from Might Guy.]]
 
[[File:Guy hits Madara.JPG|thumb|left|Madara is hit by a devastating blow from Might Guy.]]
Realising that taijutsu was their best bet against Madara, Guy opened seven of the Eight Gates and attacked Madara, who realised what he was using. Easily dodging all of Guy's attacks, the spirited Konoha-nin unleashed his [[Daytime Tiger]] on Madara, only for the Uchiha to resist it. Madara then launched one of his black orbs at a battered Guy, who was saved by the timely arrival of [[Rock Lee]]. Quickly recovering, Guy decided to take the ultimate gamble and use the life-threatening Eighth Gate against Madara. As Madara notes the effect of all Eight Gates resembling rotting leaves, Guy retorts the comment, saying he will be nourishment for the next generation. Guy then attacks Madara with his [[Evening Elephant]]. As Guy begins his relentless assault, Madara is left stunned and unable to produce an effective defence, growing worried about the final strike of Guy's attack. Choosing to assist their ally, Guy's friends see through the true nature of Madara's chakra orbs and deprive him of most of them, allowing Guy to deliver the final blow cleanly. Visibly battered and winded, Madara manages to return to his feet, delighting in this experience and comparing it to his battle against Hashirama at the Valley of End, and at the same time hoping that he still can be ''entertained'' by [[Might Guy]], much to the latter's dread.
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Madara tries to decide what to do next. He is confronted by Might Guy, a master of [[taijutsu]], which is one of the only effective attacks against Madara in his new form. Guy opens all [[Eight Gates]] and hits Madara with [[Evening Elephant]]. Madara is taken by surprise and tries to defend himself, but other Allied Shinobi are able to remove his [[Truth-Seeking Ball]] before he can do so. Madara is visibly battered by not beaten, forcing Guy to use [[Night Guy]]. Madara is nearly killed, something so impressive that he offers to put Guy, dying slowly as a side-effect of the attack, out of his misery. His attack is stopped by Naruto, now recovered from the earlier removal of the Nine-Tails.
 
[[File:Lava Release Rasenshuriken.png|thumb|Madara dodges Naruto's attack.]]
 
Realising that he was running out of time and had no other tricks left, Guy resorted to his ultimate move, the [[Night Guy]]. As Madara watched in amazement at Guy's undeniable taijutsu mastery, Guy launched his attack, obliterating the left side of Madara's torso. As Guy finally collapsed at reaching his limit, a slowly regenerating Madara applauds Guy for almost killing him, deciding to finish Guy personally rather than let him die from the Eighth Gate's power. As Madara launched his remaining chakra orb at Guy, Naruto suddenly returns and deflects it, much to Madara's shock. With a new look in Naruto's eyes, he uses a new power to save Guy's life. Madara deduces that Obito had a part in this. Naruto then quickly attacked Madara with a chakra-enhanced punch, to which Madara barely blocked. Madara realised that Naruto had somehow gained a tremendous increase in power, Naruto unleashed a new [[Lava Release]]-[[Sage Art: Lava Release Rasenshuriken|Rasenshuriken]]. Madara attempted to repel it with his [[Limbo: Border Jail]], only for Naruto to [[sensing|sense]] it coming and quickly evade it, letting Naruto completely overwhelm Madara with his attack blasted him through the great tree of the Shinju.
 
   
 
[[File:Madara takes off Kakashi's eye.png|thumb|left|Madara steals Kakashi's left eye.]]
 
[[File:Madara takes off Kakashi's eye.png|thumb|left|Madara steals Kakashi's left eye.]]
Madara hears the Shinju telling him to absorb it. Realising the situation, Madara then absorbed the tree into him, fully regenerating himself. As Naruto prepared to continue his battle, Madara proclaimed that he was immortal and could not be defeated. Naruto calmly said he never intended to defeat Madara alone, cueing Sasuke to appear beside him. As Naruto entered a new chakra-mode and Sasuke acquired the Rinnegan in his left eye, Madara determined that the two had obtained the power of the Sage of Six Paths as well. Unconcerned by this, Madara was determined to prove his power as unparalleled. Madara begins using his wide array of techniques, but Naruto and Sasuke's combined power is able to fend off the older shinobi. Soon deciding that the best action to take would be to first regain his left eye, Madara attacks an exhausted Kakashi and steals his Sharingan, quickly inserting it into his own eye-socket. While Sasuke manages to bisect Madara, the older Uchiha uses the power of his new eye to teleport him his upper half to the [[Kamui's Dimension|other dimension]], arriving in time to stop [[Sakura Haruno]] from destroying the left Rinnegan in Obito's possession.
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As Naruto goes on the offensive, Madara realizes he has gained some new power that is inexplicably a match for his own. After a volley of attacks, Naruto sends Madara through the recreation of the [[Shinju]]'s giant tree form, a remnant of Obito's earlier battle. The tree communicates with Madara and tells him to absorb it. He does so and becomes stronger, but is met with a new problem: Sasuke, healed from his injuries, has joined forces with Naruto and is also in possession of new abilities. Despite Madara's efforts he can do nothing against them. Knowing he needs his other Rinnegan if he's to end the fight, Madara takes Kakshi Hatake's [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and uses it to go after Obito. He stops [[Sakura Haruno]] from destroying the Rinnegan, to which Obito responds by sending her back to the real world so Madara can't kill her.
   
 
[[File:Mugen Tsukuyomi.png|thumb|Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi.]]
 
[[File:Mugen Tsukuyomi.png|thumb|Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi.]]
Seeing Madara's attack, Obito teleported Sakura back to the normal dimension, but was too weak to join her, leaving him at Madara's mercy. While impressed that Obito was able to remove the cursed seal Madara placed on him, the former teacher revealed to Obito his deception from years ago, having instigated Rin's death to make Obito a willing pawn, greatly shocking Obito. Madara then decided to reclaim his left eye. After taking it, Madara then reinserted Obito's original left eye to his true wielder as Black Zetsu finally regained control. Madara then teleported himself and Black Zetsu with Obito back to the normal dimension. Not wasting any time, Madara then proceeded to perform the [[Chibaku Tensei]]. As Naruto and Sasuke attempted to slow down the formation of the technique, Madara removed his forehead protector and opened his new third eye, casting the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] on the moon. As nearly the entire world's populace, both human and animal, falls under the influence of his genjutsu, Madara then sets the stage to complete his technique with the [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]], assimilating his victims into the Shinju.
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Obito is too weak to escape. To give Obito some final words, Madara first congratulates him for removing the [[Puppet-Master Seal]] he had placed on him. He also reveals his role in the death of [[Rin Nohara]], in doing so admitting that he's been manipulating Obito from the start. With that, Madara takes back his Rinngean, giving Obito the Mangekyō Sharingan he no longer needs. Black Zetsu uses Obito's body to perform Kamui and return them to the real world. Naruto and Sasuke move to attack him as soon as he Madara appears, so Madara delays them multiple [[Chibaku Tensei]]. He flies into the sky and a third Rinnegan, which he uses to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] on the moon. The entire world is trapped in a dream and then wrapped into Madara's [[God: Nativity of a World of Trees]].
 
As Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke and Kakashi confronted Black Zetsu, Madara interrupted the group and proclaimed that as the world's saviour, he would be the one to finish them. Madara told Naruto and the others that he had ended all suffering in the world. Naruto retorted that all Madara had created is a massive lie. Madara asked Naruto if he would really be willing to deny everyone's happiness. Claiming that he had turned hell into heaven, he stated that this was the end for them.
 
   
 
[[File:Black Zetsu stabs Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara is stabbed by Black Zetsu.]]
 
[[File:Black Zetsu stabs Madara.png|thumb|left|Madara is stabbed by Black Zetsu.]]
However, to Madara's and everyone's shock, Black Zetsu proceeded to impale Madara from behind through his chest. Black Zetsu informed Madara that it was not the end, and he was not the world's saviour. He questioned Madara as to why he would think he was at all superior to Obito, and never mistaken as to who was in control. Unable to move, Madara demanded to know what Black Zetsu was trying to do, reminding him that he was created from his own will. However, Zetsu corrected him, claiming that he was not made of Madara's will, but of [[Kaguya]]'s. Madara screamed as Black Zetsu's will began spreading onto his body. Now helpless and powerless, Madara's [[Limbo: Border Jail|shadows]] vanished as noted by both Naruto and Sasuke, and Black Zetsu continued taking over his body, while assimilating all the chakra gathered from the victims caught in the Infinite Tsukuyomi from the ground into him. Unable to contain the excessive amount of incoming chakra, Madara turned into a large grotesque blob-like mass, until he was completely covered by Black Zetsu, which shrunk and changed, revealing a revived Kaguya in his stead.
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Sasuke is able to save Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Seeing them, Madara announcing himself the world's savior, one who has saved the world from itself by replacing the hells of reality with the heavens of dreams. While he is proselytizing, Black Zetsu stabs him in the back. Black Zetsu reveals that it has never served Madara, but rather [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]], and that it has manipulated him for decades in order to bring about her revival. Black Zetsu transfers from Obito's body to Madara's, causing him to start absorbing the chakra of those trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Unable to contain all that chakra, Madara bursts, revealing a revived Kaguya in his stead.
   
Later, the four Hokage rushed into the fighting site to find only Madara's lower half there. Uncomprehending the situation, they questioned whether Madara is alive or not, and Tobirama suggested to use Impure World Reincarnation on him if they could confirm his status, which Hashirama declined due to the necessity of a sacrifice in order to use the technique. As Hashirama approached Madara, the spirit of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki than arose from Madara's half, praising Hashirama for his kindness.
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Later, the reincarnated Hokage find Madara's lower half. Not understanding what has happened, they contemplate bringing him back with the Impure World Reincarnation so they can ask him. When Hashirama refuses because it would require a human sacrifice, the spirit of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] - Kaguya's son - emerges from Madara's remains, praising Hashirama for his kindness.
   
 
== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
Madara Uchiha continued to influence the world, even decades after his death. Having experimented on his deceased body, Tobirama would learn the full workings of the Sharingan. By instructing Obito to carry on in his name, the new "Madara" would go on to influence [[Yahiko]] to create [[Akatsuki]], while keeping an eye on [[Nagato]]'s [[Rinnegan]]. Obito's actions are all for the sake of the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] Madara designed, included the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]] which culminated in the deaths of [[Minato Namikaze]] and [[Kushina Uzumaki]] which resulted in their newborn son [[Naruto Uzumaki]] being made into [[Kurama]]'s jinchuriki, as well as becoming an orphaned social pariah whom everyone despised and strongly resented because of the Nine-Tails within Naruto's own body. Obito was also successfully able to convince mostly everyone that he was in fact the legendary Madara, and exploited the terror the name invoked to cause the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] with a death toll of 40,000 shinobi.
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After his initial death, Madara's greatest lasting influence was in Obito's actions, who used Madara's knowledge to create [[Akatsuki]]. Several years later, when Obito began operating under Madara's name, the mere possibility that he was truly Madara was enough to unify the ninja of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]] and trigger the [[Fourth Great Shinobi World War]].<ref name="C490P1">''Naruto'' chapter 490, pages 1-6</ref>
   
However, Madara's notoriety was enough that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] would search for his DNA and [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnate]] him in his youthful prime as a bid for strategic dominance in the Fourth Shinobi World War while exposing Obito's deception. However this had repercussions as Madara severed his contract with the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]] to carry out the final phase of his plan, considering his reincarnation as an unfortunate substitute of the intended [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|resurrection]] which Nagato was supposed to perform. Regardless of this, Madara enacted his longtime plan and was ultimately able to use his backup plan to force Obito to revive him using the Outer Path technique.
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Madara's actions during life, and even those subsequent actions of Obito, would end up having disastrous effects for the Uchiha clan. Following Madara's betrayal of Konoha, the Uchiha were entirely isolated from any form of control over Konoha's future, chiefly because of the actions of [[Tobirama Senju]]. At the time, some Uchiha saw this as proof of what Madara always feared, but the fears subsided with time. Years later, when Obito causes the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]], Konoha once again becomes suspicious of the Uchiha and the Uchiha once again feel wronged. This time, however, their discontent does not subside. When the Uchiha begin planning to overthrow Konoha, the upper echelons of Konoha's government instead order the [[Uchiha Clan Massacre]].
   
 
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== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
 
* (To [[Ōnoki]] and [[Mū]]) "''There is no alliance. From here on, you will obey Konoha! And never, ever say [[Hashirama Senju|that shinobi]]'s name around me!''"<ref name="C562P2" />
 
* (To [[Ōnoki]] and [[Mū]]) "''There is no alliance. From here on, you will obey Konoha! And never, ever say [[Hashirama Senju|that shinobi]]'s name around me!''"<ref name="C562P2" />
* (To [[Hashirama Senju]]) "''While I walk towards my real dream, I'll enjoy fighting you.''"<ref name="c625p18" />
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* (To [[Hashirama Senju]]) "''While I walk towards my real dream, I'll enjoy fighting you.''"<ref name="c625p18">''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 18</ref>
* (To [[Kurama]]) "''Nine-Tails, you are merely a momentary life, a temporary existence of coalesced energy… energy that once was a single, ultimate form! An unstable force, lacking in intelligence or sapience, you require a guide to show you purpose. That guide is the [[Uchiha]]! The tailed beasts are but slaves to those with [[Sharingan|blessed eyes]]. '''Obey!'''''"<ref name="Naruto568" />
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* (To [[Kurama]]) "''Nine-Tails, you are merely a momentary life, a temporary existence of coalesced energy… energy that once was a single, ultimate form! An unstable force, lacking in intelligence or sapience, you require a guide to show you purpose. That guide is the Uchiha! The tailed beasts are but slaves to those with blessed eyes. Obey!''"<ref name="Naruto568">''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 8</ref>
* (To [[Obito]]) "''This world is full of things that don't go as you wish. The longer you live the more you realise reality is just made of pain, suffering, and emptiness... Listen… In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 8</ref>
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* (To [[Obito]]) "''This world is full of things that don't go as you wish. The longer you live the more you realise reality is just made of pain, suffering, and emptiness… Listen… In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 8</ref>
* (To Obito) "''So for you, it's more believable if i say that I'm a Shinigami? In a way you could say that I'm a Shinigami, indeed. Because this reality… is Hell.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 13</ref>
 
 
* (Last words to Obito before dying) "''Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 17</ref>
 
* (Last words to Obito before dying) "''Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 17</ref>
 
* (To [[Tobirama]]) "''Hashirama's country was a shameful contradiction… Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearning for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something only humans can do. They're two sides of the same coin. To protect something… another must be sacrificed. That is, other than that of, say a dream world.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, page 12-13</ref>
 
* (To [[Tobirama]]) "''Hashirama's country was a shameful contradiction… Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearning for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something only humans can do. They're two sides of the same coin. To protect something… another must be sacrificed. That is, other than that of, say a dream world.''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 661, page 12-13</ref>

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This is the article on the character Madara Uchiha. For the character who used Madara's name, head to Obito Uchiha. For other uses, see Madara Uchiha (disambiguation).
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うちはマダラ Uchiha Madara

Debut
Manga Volume #41, Naruto Chapter #370
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #130
Novel Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky (Mentioned)
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Capricorn December 24 Icon_-_Search.png
Sex Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part II: 179 cm
    1.79 m
    5.873 ft
    70.472 in
Weight
  • Part II: 71.3 kg
    157.19 lb
Blood type O
Kekkei Genkai
Kekkei Mōra
Classification
Tailed Beast Ten-Tails (Forms)
Occupation
Affiliation
Partner
Clan
Family
Nature Type
Unique Traits
Jutsu

Tools

Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was a legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village and Madara was believed to have died. In truth, Madara survived and went into hiding to work on his plans to end world conflict. Unable to complete it in his natural life, he entrusted his knowledge and plans to Obito Uchiha shortly before his death.

Background

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Madara meeting Hashirama.

Madara was born during the Warring States Period, one of Tajima Uchiha's five sons. Madara and his brothers grew up on the battlefield waging constant war with the Uchiha's rivals: the Senju. Three of his brothers died young, leaving Madara with only his younger brother, Izuna. Madara and Izuna became very close through their shared loss and constantly competed with each other to get stronger.[6] This, combined with Madara's naturally strong chakra, enabled the young Madara to develop a defeat adult Senju in battle and develop a reputation as a genius.[7]

During his infrequent downtime, Madara met a boy his own age named Hashirama. The two quickly developed a friendly rivalry, be it skipping stones or urinating in rivers. Like Madara, Hashirama was also a shinobi who had lost brothers on the battlefield. Together they imagined a world where children like themselves wouldn't need to fight.[8] As a precaution, Madara and Hashirama did not divulge their family names, but nevertheless discovered each other's identities: Madara was an Uchiha, Hashirama was a Senju; it was their duty to kill each other, even if they were friends. Needing to choose between his family and his dreams of peace, Madara chose to end his friendship with Hashirama so he would have no reservations over killing him in the future, a resolve strong enough to awaken his Sharingan.[9]

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Over the following years Madara and Hashirama continued to meet in combat. Madara could never defeat Hashirama - even after acquiring a Mangekyō Sharingan - and Hashirama could never bring himself to kill someone he still considered a friend. In time, both Madara and Hashirama became leaders of their respective clans, a position Hashirama tried to use to broker peace between them.[10] Although some Uchiha found the offer increasingly tempting, Madara refused due to Izuna's death at the hands of Hashirama's own brother, Tobirama. Madara used Izuna's eyes in order to gain "eternal" Mangekyō Sharingan and restore his deteriorating vision. With this new power he waged one final assault against the Senju and was summarily defeated. Rather than kill Madara to bring the era of war to an end, Hashirama offered to kill himself if it would stop the fighting. Madara was moved by Hashirama's gesture and finally assented to peace.[11]

Senju &amp; Uchiha truce

Konohagakure is formed.

The Senju, the Uchiha, and all their affiliated clans came together to found a village of peace, where children would never need to die in battle. Madara and Hashirama, rekindling their childhood friendship, called that village Konohagakure.[12] But Madara's idea of peace differed from Hashirama's: where Hashirama envisioned cooperation with the other newly-formed villages, Madara desired control so the peace could never be lost, evidenced by his attacking Iwagakure's and Ōnoki so that they would submit to Konoha's authority.[13] When Hashirama was elected as Hokage, Konoha's leader, Madara also became concerned for the Uchiha's future, believing this to be but the first step in the Senju's dominance.[14]

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The Naka Shrine had been in the Uchiha's possession for generations and was brought with them when they settled in Konoha. Through careful study, Madara was able decipher enough of it to learn of the history of shinobi: of the endless cycle of failed peace and the destiny of battle between Uchiha and Senju, but also a means of unity for the world.[15] With this knowledge, Madara decided Konoha was a failed experiment. He tried to convince his own clan and even Hashirama of the same conclusion, but none would hear him.[16] Madara chose to abandon the village, returning with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox under his control to challenge Hashirama.[17] They fought to exhaustion, and from the carnage of their battle the Valley of the End was formed.[18] In the end, Madara, too tired to even keep his Sharingan activated, was killed by Hashirama.[19]

News of Madara's death spread fast and his corpse was secretly hidden to keep anyone from finding it and profiting from it. But Madara had planned ahead: he had scheduled Izanagi to activate sometime after his death, changing reality to bring him back to life in exchange for his right eye's vision. He left a copy in place of his real body and went into hiding with a special trophy from his fight with Hashirama: a mouthful of Hashirama's flesh that he transplanted into his wounds. It was not until decades later, towards the end of Madara's natural life, that the cells had any effect, awakening the Rinnegan (in the process restoring his right eye). With the Rinnegan he was able to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, which he used to cultivate a mindless living clone of Hashirama from which he could produce a White Zetsu Army.[20]

Over the years, Madara had perfected his plans for peace in what he called the Eye of the Moon Plan. But as his years waned, Madara knew he couldn't complete his plans in the time he had left. So he transplanted his Rinnegan into a young Nagato without the boy's knowing,[20] intending Nagato to someday use the eyes to restore Madara to life. If Nagato was to do this, however, Madara would need an agent to act on his behalf and guide Nagato towards this ultimate goal. Madara waited, connecting himself to Demonic Statue to keep him alive until someone could be found.[21]

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An elderly Madara speaking with Obito.

During the Third Shinobi World War, Madara found a badly injured Obito Uchiha. Madara used Hashirama's cells to replace Obito's damaged extremities and placed a Puppet-Master Seal in Obito's heart as a fail-safe in case Obito ever turned against him. Until then, Madara began working towards corrupting Obito. He had Kirigakure kidnap the girl Obito loved, Rin Nohara, and seal the Three-Tails into her. He then manipulated events so that Rin would die at the hand of Obito's friend, Kakashi Hatake, while Obito watched.[22] Driven to despair, Obito offered his services to Madara. Madara divulged to Obito the history of the Sage of the Six Paths and the Ten-Tails, the details of his Eye of the Moon Plan, and various techniques that Obito would need moving forward. As a final act, he left behind Black Zetsu - an infusion of will - to provide additional guidance to Obito if he ever needed it. With that, Madara disconnected from the Demonic Statue and, with his dying breath, entrusted Obito with his name: Madara Uchiha.[23]

Personality

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The childhood dynamics between Madara and Hashirama.

Madara's childhood was a product of the times he lived in: the constant fighting made him a perfectionist that would keep at something until he mastered it, and his triumphs on the battlefield made him confident in his abilities and talent.[24] Whenever one of these personality traits was challenged, as they tended to be by Hashirama, Madara's competitive streak would emerge. Madara did not mind Hashirama's influence in this regard; he believed that the only way to survive in the shinobi world was to make allies with one's enemies.[25] His actions and beliefs were singularly focused on protecting Izuna, his only surviving brother.[26] So long as he had Izuna, Madara was reasonable and kind, willing to make concessions for a perceived greater good.[27]

Madara changed after Izuna's death. He became bitter towards the Senju, particularly Hashirama since he still had a brother. He embraced his clan's Curse of Hatred, opting to die for revenge rather than compromise or forgive.[28] He was briefly convinced to set aside his grief and try to replace Izuna with the collective family of Konoha, but could never shake the feeling that he was betraying Izuna's memory. The increasing isolation of himself and other Uchiha from village politics ultimately convinces him of this, causing him to fully break with any other attachments.

Madara came to have little regard for others; the shinobi of Iwagakure, for instance, only had purpose so long as they swore unwavering allegiance to Konoha. After he defects from Konoha, his priorities become centered around himself, manipulating countless others in order to satisfy his own goals and putting in place multiple layers of contingencies so that nobody could ever diverge from his own intentions. He values power and power alone. Having so much power of his own, Madara therefore does not like to waste it on unworthy causes or unchallenging opponents, claiming disgust when he is forced to.[29]

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Madara loves fighting above all else: the sights, the sounds, the taste of his own blood.[30] Yet he is disciplined in a fight, never allowing his failed plans or attacks to upset him, never letting superior numbers or power intimidate him, and always willing to do whatever must be done to gain victory, even if he must "lower" himself with unbecoming tactics or excess displays. This makes him very versatile in combat, ever willing and able to change tactics and exploit advantages. He is perfectly aware of his talents and does not feign modesty, bluntly stating when he is stronger than his opponent and belittling them when they continue to defy him. Conversely, if he is proven wrong or somebody poses a legitimate challenge to him, he will admit it, apologize for previous remarks if necessary, and if and when he gains the upperhand he will not drag out his opponent's suffering.[31]

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The one exception Madara makes is Hashirama. Their years of rivalry left Madara with competing feelings of respect and resentment for Hashirama. He hates to hear Hashirama's name and at the same time grows excited at the prospect of fighting him.[32][33] Madara considers Hashirama the only opponent worthy of his time and will gladly postpone his own plans if it means prolonging his time to fight with Hashirama.[34]

In his later years, after he develops his Eye of the Moon Plan, Madara becomes pessimistic about human nature, believing the cycle of battle to be inescapable.[35] The current, "worthless" reality, he believes, is built too much on the idea of winning and losing. For this reason he is deeply committed to his plan, so much so that he will prematurely end a fight he's enjoying or kill any threat, even his own clansman, for the sake of its success.

Appearance

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Madara as a child.

Madara was a light-skinned man with spiky, black hair that had a slight blue tint to it. In his childhood, his hair was chin-length that parted to frame the sides of his face. His casual attire consisted of a blue long sleeve shirt and white pants. While on the battlefield he wore the standard Uchiha outfit: a black shirt with a high-collar left slightly open and the clan's crest on its back, with blue pants and bandages around his shins. Around his waist he had a white sash that held a sack, presumably containing his ninja tools.[6] Later, his sash was replaced by a belt, adorned with pouches and various weapons. He also wore another sash strapped across his shoulders which he used to hold his swords.[36]

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When he reaches adulthood, Madara let his hair grow to waist-length with shoulder-length bangs framing the sides of his face, covering most of his right eye. Although still relatively young, more prominent creases had developed under each of his eyes. At times he wore maroon armour with numerous metal plates, forming protective guards along his chest, waist, shoulders and thighs. Most of the time, however, he continued wearing the same basic Uchiha outfit: a black high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and a simple, light-brown obi and a belt.[37] During battle, he often carried an orange-brown gunbai which had a long black chain running up it. The anime also shows him wearing a metal belt, as well as a brown leather sash to hold some of his other weapons, and a pair of belt sashes to hold two of his swords.

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In his old age, Madara became extremely worn and emaciated, with his hair turned thin and white. He wore a simple black outfit and used his kama as a makeshift cane.[38][39] When Madara was reincarnated his body's youth was restored, albeit with the generic effect of gaining grey sclerae and minor cracks all over his body. These disappear once he is properly revived.

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After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara's hair turned dark red-coloured, his skin became grey (much like Hagoromo after becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki), and he became enveloped by a cloak of chakra that stabilises into physical clothing: a full-bodied black garment with black pants, gloves, and boots. Over this, Madara wore a flowing white robe with six magatama markings across his chest and the familiar pattern of a Rinnegan and nine magatama markings in rows of three across the back. Horn-like protrusions grow out of the left temple that overlaps his forehead akin to a protector with an upward-curve on the right temple, giving him an overall appearance very similar to that of the Sage of the Six Paths. After absorbing the Ten-Tails' tree form, Madara obtained a black-tomoe pattern around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe.

Abilities

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Madara clashing with Hashirama.

Madara was recognised as the most powerful member of the Uchiha clan ever produced and one of the most gifted shinobi in history. Even as a child he was regarded as a prodigy, as he was able to kill several adult Senju before he awakened his Sharingan. History remembers him best for being able to compete with Hashirama Senju, a "God of Shinobi". For this reason, when Obito begins operating under Madara's name, the mere threat of Madara's power drags the world into the Fourth Shinobi World War. After being brought back from death he at different times proves himself more than a match for the five Kage and all nine tailed beasts.

Chakra

Madara was noted to have been born with an extremely powerful chakra, even by Uchiha standards.[36] This is partly because he is a inheritor of the chakra of Indra.[40] His reserves are so large that he could fight nonstop for twenty-four hours.[41] Even in old age he had enough chakra to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from its cage in the moon.[42] Even his chakra control is high: he can perform complicated jutsu with only a single hand seal and can quickly synchronize senjutsu chakra with his own without adverse effects.[43]

Sensory Perception

Madara was an adept sensor, and could detect and recognise chakra signatures from great distances.[33] His sensory skills were refined enough to determine a person's clan and nature of their kekkei genkai, and even differentiate species. When amplified with senjutsu chakra, his sensory abilities were amplified enough that he could get fight without eyes, locating targets and dodging attacks through sense alone.[44]

Taijutsu

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Although he relies primarily on his ninjutsu, Madara is skilled with taijutsu as well. During his confrontation with the Fourth Division he quickly moves through hundreds of opposing soldiers, disarming many, dodging attacks from multiple directions. Offensively he can strike with precision before his opponent has a chance to react and overpower individuals twice his size.[45] He pain tolerance high, as he did not flinch after having his arm stabbed or subsequently amputated.[43]

Ninjutsu

Madara was well-versed in a variety of ninjutsu styles: he could place a juinjutsu on a target powerful enough to manipulate their actions;[46] he could perform fūinjutsu strong enough to seal the Ten-Tails;[47] he could place a barrier on his gunbai.[48] Through an unorthodox use of the Shadow Clone Technique, Madara was able to fake his death, having a clone take his place.[49]

Bukijutsu

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Madara wielding his gunbai.

Madara is practiced with a variety of different weapons. In his personal collection are seen giant shuriken, a kama, chain with weights, a kusarigama, and hand-held shuriken.[50] He has carried swords at different times in his life and has been demonstrated to be proficient with a blade on the few occasions he's actually been seen using one. He trademark weapon is his gunbai, with which he can block shield himself (and even redirect attacks) or utilize as an ordinary weapon, wielding it as a mace or flail.[51] With his gunbai he can slice through the giant roots of the Shinju's true form.[52]

Nature Transformation

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Madara using Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation.

As an Uchiha, Madara has a natural affinity for Fire Release, whether to incinerate forests - which required the combined efforts of several Water Release users to repel - or covering an area with ash to act as a smokescreen.[53] In the anime, Madara could create powerful gusts with his gunbai to repel an entire platoon.[54] Later in his life he demonstrates Yin-Yang Release, such as by amplifying the White Zetsu Army or pouring his will into chakra receivers to restrict and control those he has embedded with them.[55]

Over time, Madara gains access to other nature types. After acquiring some of Hashirama's DNA, he is able to perform Wood Release, a simultaneous mixture of Earth and Water Release.[56][57] His skill with it is comparable to Hashirama himself, and Madara can create trees, or wood clones, and even a large wood dragon to bind large targets like the tailed beasts and drain their chakra.[58] By using Hashirama's cells, Madara could produce roots from his body to connect to and gain limited control of the Ten-Tails.[59] After he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, he is shown using other chakra natures: first lightning, and shortly after that Storm Release, a mixture of lightning and water.[60]

Dōjutsu

Sharingan

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Madara first awakened his Sharingan as a child.[9] Initially each eye had one tomoe, but by adulthood his Sharingan had full developed and he could keep them active near-constantly. The Sharingan offer him increased clarity, enough to tell a wood clone from the original, and enable him to see and differentiate chakra.

With the Sharingan, Madara can place targets under various genjutsu after brief eye-contact to either paralyze them or relay information.[61] This even lets him control the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox which, once he has summoned it, gives him a powerful tool in battle. He is able to perform Izanagi to temporarily alter reality, as seen when he programs one of his eyes activate after his actual death, resurrecting him altogether.[49]

After he transplants his eyes into Nagato, Madara somehow replaces his left one with a Sharingan.

Mangekyō Sharingan

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Madara and Izuna were the first Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan. Madara's Mangekyō form appeared as three large tomoe with circles at their tops overlapping each other at the bottoms and encircling the pupil. Madara's Mangekyō possesses a rare "Straight Tomoe" (直巴, Choku Tomoe), which granted him an even higher capability of reading and predicting his opponents movements. When his eyesight began deteriorating from overuse, he replaced his eyes with Izuna's, restoring his vision and giving him the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.[62] In this form, his Mangekyō design took on a combined appearance of Madara's and Izuna's: Madara's in the foreground with Izuna's thick straight lines stretching outward from just underneath.

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Having awakened the power of both his Mangekyō, Madara can use Susanoo. He does not need to fully manifest it to benefit from it use: with just its ribcage he can withstand an Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan[63] and he can perform attacks with only its upper half. When fully produced, Madara would hover within Susanoo to grant him greater range of movement.[64] His Susanoo wields up to four undulating blades that could be maintained and controlled remotely .[65] Madara could also use perform Yasaka Magatama of varying sizes.[66]

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Madara's experience with Suasnoo allows him to fully stabilise its form, causing it to resemble a tengu with outer armour that is nearly impenetrable.[67] Its secondary pair of arms wielded sheathed katana with which it bisect two mountains.[68] According to Madara, the full power of his final stabilised Susanoo was comparable to that of the tailed beasts and that no one had lived to see it a second time.[69] Madara could shape Susanoo as an armour to clad the Nine-Tails, protecting it from Chakra Absorption Techniques.[70] By combining his Susanoo's swords with a Tailed Beast Ball, he could break through five Rashōmon gates.[71]

Madara is knowledgeable of other Mangekyō techniques, or at least able to discern their mechanics after only brief observation. He takes Kakashi Hatake's Mangekyō during the Fourth Shinobi World War and is immediately able to use Kamui for the brief period of time he has it.

Rinnegan

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Several years after infusing himself with Hashirama's cells, Madara's Sharingan evolve to Rinnegan.[20] Because they are originally his eyes, only he can use them to maximum effect.[72] He is able to switch back and forth between his Rinnegan and Mangekyō abilities. With the Rinnegan, Madara could access the powers of the Six Paths Technique, such as the Preta Path to absorb chakra and any techniques derived from them,[73] or the Deva Path to perform Chibaku Tensei on a massive scale in both size and numbers.[74]

When brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara is not able to access all of his Rinnegan abilities. It is only after revived and having one of his Rinnegan returned to him that he can summon and control the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, manifest chakra receivers, or suspend targets in the air.[75] He could generate multiple corporeal invisible shadows to aid him in battle. These shadows were powerful enough to knock down all nine tailed beasts.[76]

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After regaining both his Rinnegan and becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara awakened a third Rinnegan on his forehead, much like that of the Ten-Tails' single eye. Unlike his dual Rinnegan, this eye is red instead of purple and bears nine black tomoe.[77] With this eye, he could cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi.

Intelligence

Madara's years of experience on the battlefield have honed his strategic ingenuity. When going into a fight he can quickly devise a number of approaches so that, should one approach prove ineffective, he can switch to another immediately. The more time he spends against a particular opponent, the less need he has for these backup tactics, as he eventually can both predict what they will do and identify literal or psychological weaknesses for him to exploit. In addition to his sheer adaptability, Madara is simply knowledgeable of a large variety of individuals and abilities, allowing him to identify jutsu as soon as they are performed and react with the most appropriate counter to it.

Body Modifications

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In addition to amplified chakra and Wood Release, Hashirama's DNA that he infused himself with gave Madara regenerative powers, allowing him to heal most injuries in seconds.[78] Should he lose any anatomy beyond his ability to heal, he can immediately replace it with the special material that make up the Zetsu clones.ref name="c658p1617">Naruto chapter 658, pages 16-17</ref> When reincarnated, Kabuto modified Madara's body "beyond his physical and combat prime", restoring his youth and health while retaining the abilities he developed in his old age.[79] Hashirama's abilities are granted to him through a pale replica of Hashirama's face on Madara's left pectoral region.[80]

After being properly revived, he can store senjutsu chakra in his Hashirama implant, causing it to develop Sage Mode markings.[81] Although he doesn't have direct access to Sage Mode, he gains certain benefits of the form, such as heightened sensory abilities and increased durability.

Jinchūriki Transformations

Main article: Jinchūriki Forms

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Madara seals the Ten-Tails into his body shortly after Obito's own failed effort. Madara is noted to have gained more power than Obito did, and Madara likewise does not need to go through an adjustment period where he gains control of it.[82] He becomes faster than Flying Thunder God Technique and Kamui,[83] and becomes durable enough to survive even the Night Guy. His regenerative powers are enough to survive bisection,[84] causing Madara to declare himself immortal.[85]

In this form, Madara can fly. His main weapons are the Truth-Seeking Balls, ten dark orbs comprised of at least four nature transformations and imbued with natural energy, which generally floated behind him in a halo-like formation.[85] The chakra is highly malleable, able to be shaped into various forms for different uses, such as a barriers, protective orbs, and, most commonly, a staff with an crescent-shaped curve. With his complete control of the Ten-Tails' power, Madara can apply Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu it comes in contact with. Most crucially to Madara's purposes, he is able to cast Infinite Tsukuyomi and, later, God: Nativity of a World of Trees.

Part II

Confining the Jinchūriki Arc

Madara Reanimated

The contents of the sixth coffin.

Obito, acting under Madara's name, moves into the final stages of the Eye of the Moon Plan by initiating a Fourth Shinobi World War. Before the war's start, Kabuto Yakushi approaches Obito to try and form an alliance. When Obito refuses, Kabuto resurrected Madara to show he knew that Obito was not the true Madara and force him to accept.[86] Obito reluctantly agrees and Kabuto de-summons Madara.[87]

Shinobi World War Arc

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When the war begins, Kabuto tries to hold off using Madara in battle, wishing to save him as a trump card. When all of his other resurrected ninja are defeated by the Allied Shinobi Forces, Kabuto's hand is forced. Using as a medium, Kabuto summons Madara to the location of the Fourth Division. When he first becomes aware of his surroundings, Madara believes he has finally been brought back with Nagato's Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique. When he realizes that he instead has been brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara demands an explanation. Speaking through Mū, Kabuto introduces himself and explains recent developments in the world and Obito's current actions. After pointing out that he has restored Madara to a state beyond his prime, Kabuto requests a demonstration of Madara's legendary abilities.

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Madara tears through the Fourth Division, commandeering a sword from one of its members to begin the slow work of thinning their numbers. Initial attempts to stop Madara fail as he protects himself with Susanoo. When the Fifth Kazekage, Third Tsuchikage, and one of Naruto Uzumaki's shadow clones combine efforts, Madara is forced to use activate his Rinnegan and absorb the attack. Kabuto attempts to take credit for his performance, to which Madara responds by pulling an enormous meteorite down from the atmosphere. When the Tsuchikage tries to stop it, Madara adds a second meteorite to his attack, both of which fall upon and devastate the Fourth Division.

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With most of the Fourth Division dead, Madara questions Kabuto about just how far off-plan Obito has gone. Because Kabuto doesn't actually know much about the plan, Madara is left to check things for himself: he tries to summon the Nine-Tails, but discovers it's sealed in a jinchūriki, specifically Naruto. He attacks Naruto's shadow clone with Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees which Naruto counters. This, however, exhausts the shadow clone. Madara moves in to finish off it and the other survivors, but is repelled by the arrival of the Fifth Hokage, the Fifth Mizukage, and the Fourth Raikage.

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The five Kage combine forces against Madara and propel him from the immediate area. By the time he returns, Naruto shadow clone is gone and the five Kage remain his only opponents. The battle proceeds for some time, with the Kage's combination attacks continuing to meet their target, though the Impure World Reincarnation causes Madara to recover from all injuries. When he's hit with the Tsuchikage's Dust Release: Detachment of the Primitive World Technique, some of Madara's armor is torn away, revealing the implant of Hashirama's face that is also amplifying his regenerative abilities.

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Madara's Susanoo clones loom over the Kage.

Madara laments Hashirama's legacy that these Kage have inherited, having been completely unimpressed by their attacks, particularly those of the Hokage, Hashirama's granddaughter. With his interest in the battle dwindling, Madara tries to inject some fun back into the fight by creating twenty-five copies of himself, five for each Kage. Each clone also activates Suasnoo. By nightfall, the Kage are still alive and are able to pool their efforts so successfully that he is nearly sealed. Finally impressed by their display, Madara responds by progressing his Susanoo to its perfected form. Before he can use it to kill the Kage he Susanoo starts to fade and Madara is engulfed in light.

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Madara's soul remains intact.

Madara realizes that Kabuto has elsewhere released him from the Impure World Reincarnation and his soul is returning to the afterlife. Madara responds by performing the hand seals to free him from Kabuto's control, allowing him to return to his immortal body. Now able to do whatever he likes and bored with the Kage, Madara decides to go find Naruto and reclaim the Nine-Tails. The Kage block his escape.

Ten-Tails Revival Arc

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In an unseen battle, Madara leaves the Kage in near-death conditions and tracks down Obito. He finds him engaged in combat with Naruto, Killer B (the jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails), Kakashi Hatake, and Might Guy. Also nearby is the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, in the process of undergoing an premature revival into the Ten-Tails. Madara scolds Obito for being too hasty. Obito returns Madara's gunbai to him, which Madara proceeds to use to try and take the Eight and Nine-Tails before the Demonic Statue completes its metamorphosis. He creates a wood dragon to attack Naruto and B, but is blocked by Guy's Daytime Tiger. Before he can recover the Ten-Tails is revived, forcing Madara to make do.

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Madara and Obito leap onto the Ten-Tails' head and connect themselves to it, granting them control of its actions. Their four opponents put up a resistance but are no match for the Ten-Tails' power. Before the Ten-Tails can finish them off, however, the combined Allied Shinobi Forces arrive to join the fight, deflecting the Ten-Tails attack. They proceed to join forces to immobilize the Ten-Tails, making it an easy target. The Ten-Tails undergoes a new transformation before their attacks can connect, freeing it and letting it block the incoming attacks.

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Madara and Obito are separated from the Ten-Tails.

Though the immediate problem is solved, Madara realizes there's another issue: the Allies are being coordinated too effectively. He and Obito direct the Ten-Tails to attack the distant Allied HQ, something that takes several Tailed Beast Balls due to their lack of control, which Madara attributes to Obito's failure to revive him correctly. Although the Allies' "brain" is dead, the Allies are given one final battle plan in the time it takes the Ten-Tails to hit its target. They try to thin the Allies' numbers before they can get into position and, when that fails, block against the oncoming attack, but the combined forces manage to break through and separate Obito and Madara from the Ten-Tails.

With the Ten-Tails now out of his control, Obito and Madara must fend for themselves. Obito disappears to the other dimension, forcing Madara to start attacking the Allied Shinobi directly. While he does so, he also senses that Hashirama has elsewhere been brought back to life. Excited at the prospect of fighting his rival again, Madara eagerly awaits his arrival. When he gets there, though, Hashirama only sends a wood clone to face him, being too busy restraining the Ten-Tails. Madara decides to sit out the fight until the real Hashirama is ready. When the wood clone persists, Madara easily defeats it.

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Madara later senses Obito's return to the battlefield and decides to activate one of his fail-safes, activating chakra receivers planted in Obito to force him to finally revive Madara. Obito resists and instead seals the Ten-Tails into himself. Though he's frustrated by this setback, Hashirama is no longer preoccupied, so Madara forces him into a fight. As their battle rages, Hashirama tries to convince Madara to postpone, but Madara repeatedly refuses. Nevertheless, he keeps track of Obito's progress and growing control of the Ten-Tails' power, marking each step nearer the Eye of the Moon Plan's completion.

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Ultimately, Obito is defeated, the tailed beasts that make up the Ten-Tails removed from his body. Madara is also restrained by Hashirama and the Allied Forces move in to seal him. Before they can do so, Madara puts another fail-safe into effect: Black Zetsu, with whom he has been in contact ever since he was reincarnated, takes control of Obito's body and forces him to revive Madara. Restored to life, Madara breaks free of his restraints and expresses his thrill to finally feel the thrill of battle again.

Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc

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Though he's alive again, Madara no longer has any eyes, having forfeited them during his life. Until he can reacquire them, he immobilizes Hashirama with chakra receivers and absorbs his senjutsu chakra, allowing him to sense those around him. His first attacker is Sasuke Uchiha. Madara does not want to kill one of his own clansman, so he instructs Sasuke to stay out of his way. As other attackers converge on him, Madara goes after the freed tailed beasts. The One-Tail tries to seal Madara, but he breaks free with Susanoo. He is immediately met by a combined attack from all nine beasts. He escapes, but loses an arm. While he regroups he is approached by a Zetsu that has brought him the Rinnegan Obito kept in storage. Madara takes this and one of the Zetsu's arms, allowing him start round two.

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Madara summons the Demonic Statue from Obito's body and uses Limbo: Border Jail to repel the nine beasts. Before they can recover, he seals all of them into the Demonic Statue, including those sealed in Naruto and B. While the Demonic Statue undergoes its transformation into the Ten-Tails again, Madara asks the Zetsu how Black Zetsu is faring with taking his remaining Rinnegan back from Obito. Tobirama Senju, having been reincarnated alongside Hashirama, attacks him immediately afterwards, whom he dodges and restrains. Sasuke also attacks him. Having already warned Sasuke once, Madara turns his own sword against Sasuke and fatally stabs him.

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With nobody left to oppose him, Madara seals the Ten-Tails into himself once its resurrection is complete. Pleased with himself, Madara sets off to regain his other Rinnegan. Along the way he spits the Benihisago and Kohaku no Jōhei from his mouth, Obito having used both as part of his premature revival method. When he arrives at Black Zetsu's location he discovers that Obito has regained control of his body. Madara tries to reason with Obito, reminding him of all they planned and insisting on the impending effectiveness of the Eye of the Moon Plan. Rather than be convinced, Obito stabs Madara and manages to steal fragments of the One-Tail's and Eight-Tails' chakra from him before using Kamui to escape with Naruto.

File:Guy hits Madara.JPG

Madara tries to decide what to do next. He is confronted by Might Guy, a master of taijutsu, which is one of the only effective attacks against Madara in his new form. Guy opens all Eight Gates and hits Madara with Evening Elephant. Madara is taken by surprise and tries to defend himself, but other Allied Shinobi are able to remove his Truth-Seeking Ball before he can do so. Madara is visibly battered by not beaten, forcing Guy to use Night Guy. Madara is nearly killed, something so impressive that he offers to put Guy, dying slowly as a side-effect of the attack, out of his misery. His attack is stopped by Naruto, now recovered from the earlier removal of the Nine-Tails.

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As Naruto goes on the offensive, Madara realizes he has gained some new power that is inexplicably a match for his own. After a volley of attacks, Naruto sends Madara through the recreation of the Shinju's giant tree form, a remnant of Obito's earlier battle. The tree communicates with Madara and tells him to absorb it. He does so and becomes stronger, but is met with a new problem: Sasuke, healed from his injuries, has joined forces with Naruto and is also in possession of new abilities. Despite Madara's efforts he can do nothing against them. Knowing he needs his other Rinnegan if he's to end the fight, Madara takes Kakshi Hatake's Mangekyō Sharingan and uses it to go after Obito. He stops Sakura Haruno from destroying the Rinnegan, to which Obito responds by sending her back to the real world so Madara can't kill her.

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Obito is too weak to escape. To give Obito some final words, Madara first congratulates him for removing the Puppet-Master Seal he had placed on him. He also reveals his role in the death of Rin Nohara, in doing so admitting that he's been manipulating Obito from the start. With that, Madara takes back his Rinngean, giving Obito the Mangekyō Sharingan he no longer needs. Black Zetsu uses Obito's body to perform Kamui and return them to the real world. Naruto and Sasuke move to attack him as soon as he Madara appears, so Madara delays them multiple Chibaku Tensei. He flies into the sky and a third Rinnegan, which he uses to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi on the moon. The entire world is trapped in a dream and then wrapped into Madara's God: Nativity of a World of Trees.

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Sasuke is able to save Naruto, Kakashi, and Sakura from the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Seeing them, Madara announcing himself the world's savior, one who has saved the world from itself by replacing the hells of reality with the heavens of dreams. While he is proselytizing, Black Zetsu stabs him in the back. Black Zetsu reveals that it has never served Madara, but rather Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, and that it has manipulated him for decades in order to bring about her revival. Black Zetsu transfers from Obito's body to Madara's, causing him to start absorbing the chakra of those trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Unable to contain all that chakra, Madara bursts, revealing a revived Kaguya in his stead.

Later, the reincarnated Hokage find Madara's lower half. Not understanding what has happened, they contemplate bringing him back with the Impure World Reincarnation so they can ask him. When Hashirama refuses because it would require a human sacrifice, the spirit of the Sage of the Six Paths - Kaguya's son - emerges from Madara's remains, praising Hashirama for his kindness.

Legacy

After his initial death, Madara's greatest lasting influence was in Obito's actions, who used Madara's knowledge to create Akatsuki. Several years later, when Obito began operating under Madara's name, the mere possibility that he was truly Madara was enough to unify the ninja of the Five Great Shinobi Countries and trigger the Fourth Great Shinobi World War.[87]

Madara's actions during life, and even those subsequent actions of Obito, would end up having disastrous effects for the Uchiha clan. Following Madara's betrayal of Konoha, the Uchiha were entirely isolated from any form of control over Konoha's future, chiefly because of the actions of Tobirama Senju. At the time, some Uchiha saw this as proof of what Madara always feared, but the fears subsided with time. Years later, when Obito causes the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha, Konoha once again becomes suspicious of the Uchiha and the Uchiha once again feel wronged. This time, however, their discontent does not subside. When the Uchiha begin planning to overthrow Konoha, the upper echelons of Konoha's government instead order the Uchiha Clan Massacre.

Video Games

Madara Uchiha is a playable character in the following video games:

Game nameJapanese releaseEnglish release
J-Stars Victory VS19 March 201430 June 2015
Jump Force14 February 201915 February 2019
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing14 July 201624 August 2016
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 318 April 20135 March 2013
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 44 February 20169 February 2016
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution11 September 201416 September 2014
Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Voltage22 November 201722 November 2017
Naruto: Shinobi Collection2014
Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu27 July 2015
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online14 April 201320 July 2015

Trivia

  • "Madara" () can be translated as "spots".
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Madara's hobby is falconry.
    • Madara's favourite food is inarizushi, while his least favourite is roe.
    • Madara wishes to fight the upper class Konoha ninja.
    • Madara's favourite phrase is "Armour-sleeved single hit" (鎧袖一触, Gaishū Isshoku), which refers to defeating someone with a single blow.

Quotes

  • (To Ōnoki and ) "There is no alliance. From here on, you will obey Konoha! And never, ever say that shinobi's name around me!"[32]
  • (To Hashirama Senju) "While I walk towards my real dream, I'll enjoy fighting you."[88]
  • (To Kurama) "Nine-Tails, you are merely a momentary life, a temporary existence of coalesced energy… energy that once was a single, ultimate form! An unstable force, lacking in intelligence or sapience, you require a guide to show you purpose. That guide is the Uchiha! The tailed beasts are but slaves to those with blessed eyes. Obey!"[89]
  • (To Obito) "This world is full of things that don't go as you wish. The longer you live the more you realise reality is just made of pain, suffering, and emptiness… Listen… In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love."[90]
  • (Last words to Obito before dying) "Go… until the time… I revive… you are Madara Uchiha."[91]
  • (To Tobirama) "Hashirama's country was a shameful contradiction… Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearning for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something only humans can do. They're two sides of the same coin. To protect something… another must be sacrificed. That is, other than that of, say a dream world."[92]
  • (To Obito) "I taught you that in order to control people, you need to use the darkness in their hearts. And if there's no darkness, then you just create it… […] From the bottom of your heart, you felt kindness and sympathy for others. […] Your deep feelings… …for Rin… …your comrades… …the Hokage and the shinobi… All you needed to do was to fall once, and all that would turn around into deep hatred for the world."[93]
  • (To Naruto) "I just stopped the fate of this world. I freed people from pain, suffering, emptiness. […] Naruto… You're getting in the way of everyone's happiness. Our game ends here. I turned hell into heaven. You should understand… It's already over."[94]

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  92. Naruto chapter 661, page 12-13
  93. Naruto chapter 675, page 9
  94. Naruto chapter 678, page 13
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