Pourquoi Kakashi a le sharingan ?

Why does Kakashi have the Sharingan?

The world of Naruto is made up of many mysteries that make it so intriguing and exciting to discover. Among the most asked questions, why Kakashi has the Sharingan often comes up among fans. A true legendary ninja, Naruto's captain indeed possesses this very special power. 🔮

Is this a hidden member of the Uchiha family? Did he steal the eye of one of his opponents? And why does he constantly hide it under his blindfold? The purpose of this article is to see in detail how Kakashi got the Sharingan and what powers it gives him in combat. Get ready to discover more about your favorite Sensei and his mysterious past!

Who can have the Sharingan?

The Sharingan is a hereditary dôjutsu (pupil technique). This means that it is transmitted directly at birth. Therefore, there are only two ways to obtain the Sharingan . Let's take a look at these two methods together to determine why Kakashi has the Sharingan:

1. The Uchiha clan

Kakashi with Uchiha sharingan

The first way to obtain this very special eye is simply to inherit it from one of your parents. The Sharingan is a natural characteristic unique to members of the Uchiha clan. Therefore it is impossible to acquire it at birth if our ancestors are not part of this legendary family in the ninja world. 🏯

This hereditary trait also justifies why the members of this clan sometimes show pride and can feel superior in the face of other Konoha ninjas: they are endowed with a power which destines them to naturally become more powerful than their peers at home. within the hidden village of La Feuille.

2. Organ transplantation

The second way to have the Sharingan is through an organ transplant . 👁 Indeed, when torn from its owner, an eye possessing the Sharingan can be implanted in the body of another ninja. This exchange will then offer its new holder all the abilities allowed by the Sharingan that he has just acquired.

In addition, you should know that the power of the Sharingan is not directly linked to the life of the Uchiha from which it comes. Thus, even if the initial possessor of the Sharingan were to die, its power would continue to be active in the ninja who took his eye. This explains why so many shinobis hunted the Uchiha in order to steal their eyes , as Orochimaru was able to do with Itachi for example.

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How did Kakashi get the Sharingan?

How did Kakashi get the sharingan?

We now know the two ways to get this red pupil. But then, why does Kakashi have the Sharingan ? What is the cause ?

To put an end to any speculation along these lines, no, Kakashi is not a member of the Uchiha clan. Neither his father nor his mother belong directly or indirectly to this family. He therefore did not inherit this dôjutsu at birth like Sasuke did for example. But then, how did Kakashi get the Sharingan ? Here is the answer to this question:

During the Third Ninja War, Kakashi fought alongside Rin and Obito under Minato's command. However, during a difficult fight, the three team members were separated from their Sensei. Kakashi therefore temporarily led his companions as Jounin , a ninja rank that he had just acquired in Konoha. ⚔️

Unfortunately, everything did not go as planned and Rin was captured by the enemy camp. In addition, while Obito and Kakashi faced difficult opponents to defeat, the gray-haired ninja was surprised and lost an eye which he had cut out with a sword blow. It was because their lives were in danger and he wanted to protect his friend that Obito's Sharingan awakened , allowing him to defeat his adversaries in order to continue their search for Rin.

Kakashi and Obito share the same sharingan

Eventually, the two members of Minato's squad managed to find Rin in their enemies' lair and fled with her. At the last moment their opponent caused the cave they were all in to collapse, causing Kakashi to fall to the ground. In a burst of courage Obito grabbed his friend's body and threw it aside, having the entire right half of his body crushed by a huge stone.

Feeling his end coming and seeing Kakashi languishing at not being able to help him as a Jounin, Obito remembered not having yet given him a gift to celebrate his promotion. He then implored Rin to use his medical skills to transplant his Sharingan into the left eye that Kakashi had lost in battle. Obito disappeared shortly after under a second collapse caused by the remaining enemies, making his friend promise to take care of Rin.

This is why Kakashi has the Sharingan even though he is not a member of the Uchiha clan.

Why does Kakashi hide his Sharingan?

Why does Kakashi hide his sharingan?

We just saw why and how Kakashi got the Sharingan following events taking place during the Third Ninja War. However, a mystery persists about the eye of the Sensei of Konoha: why does he permanently hide it under his mask? 😷

It is important to note that since a young age, Kakashi Hatake has always worn a mask to hide his face, particularly his nose and mouth. Desire to camouflage or specific clothing tastes, the reasons for wearing this mask are among the most frequent questions asked among Naruto fans. We will answer it very soon in a dedicated blog article.

However, among the many users of the Kekkei Genkai (hereditary technique) of the Uchiha clan, few mask their eyes. On the contrary, most of them leave their eyes open so that they can use their Sharingan immediately if the need arises during a fight or to deal with a threat. 👀

First of all, even if he is known and recognized by many fighters in the ninja world, hiding his Sharingan gives Kakashi a significant element of surprise during a fight against complete strangers.

Why is Kakashi hiding his face?

But the real reason is this: not being an Uchiha himself, the pupil transplanted into Kakashi does not belong to him by birth and it is therefore impossible for him to control its activation or deactivation. However, the Sharingan consumes a lot of chakra for its user if he does not belong to the Uchiha family. Kakashi therefore chose to keep his eye closed and masked to preserve his energy. He only uses it in critical moments when he needs to mobilize all his strength.

What powers does the Sharingan offer Kakashi?

Since a young age, Kakashi Hatake has always shone among aspiring ninja due to his exceptional abilities, his hard work and his unfailing determination. A true genius , he graduated from the ninja academy at the age of 5 and became a chûnin at the age of only 6. However, the power of the Sharingan is not without consequence on the power of a ninja and it is interesting to know how Kakashi's power was increased thanks to this pupil .

1. Increased analytical capabilities

Kakashi with the sharingan the copy ninja

Among the many nicknames of the Sensei of the Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke team, that of the copycat ninja comes up regularly in the manga. Indeed, Kakashi has the reputation of mastering more than 1000 ninjutsu techniques which he learned by copying them from his opponents during the numerous fights he was able to lead as a shinobi of the country of fire. 🔥

This copying ability is enabled thanks to his Sharingan with three tomoe (symbol observable in the iris of its wearer). Indeed, not only does this allow him to better understand enemy movements, but it also offers him the possibility of anticipating and even predicting what the next movements he will have to face will be . This ability was also revealed during the famous fight between Zabuza and Kakashi during which Kakashi was able to summon a water dragon at the same time as Zabuza, simply by reproducing his movements.

2. Better Genjutsu

Why Kakashi has better genjutsu with his sharingan

The second ability offered by the Sharingan concerns the amplification of the power of its holder's Genjutsu . Genjutsu techniques can be summarized as all indirect attacks that place their target in a state of semi-hypnosis by trapping them in an imperceptible illusion. They are used to trap enemies by torturing them, to manipulate the minds of individuals from whom we wish to obtain information or to literally make someone lose their mind by inflicting trauma that will not allow them to continue their mission. fight.

The 3-tomoe Sharingan allows its wearer to unseal the presence of a genjutsu and thus avoid being a victim. 🔮 Better yet, it allows you to counter an opposing genjutsu and turn it against its launcher if the latter does not have this dôjutsu. Finally, this ward of the Uchiha clan makes illusion techniques more powerful. This seems completely logical when you know that the most powerful Genjutsu caster in the Naruto universe is none other than Itachi, and how well he masters his Kekkei Genkai.

3. Access to the Mangekyou Sharingan

Kakashi's mangekyou sharingan

Finally, Kakashi's Sharingan gives him the potential to use the Mangekyou Sharingan if it is awakened. An extremely rare ward among Uchiha members, it can only be acquired by going through deep personal trauma often caused by the death of a loved one. Increasing the ninja's power tenfold, it will also give him access to exceptional techniques such as Amaterasu (black flames) or Kamui (Obito and Kakashi).

Not being an Uchiha by birth, Kakashi would never have been able to awaken his Mangekyou Sharingan if Obito had not awakened it himself when Rin died. The event will also be so traumatic for the gray-haired ninja that he will faint. He will nevertheless gradually learn to tame the power of the Mangekyou Sharingan which he will use occasionally as he progresses. Discover Kakashi's 15 secrets now.

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You now know why Kakashi has the Sharingan and how he received it from a young age. A truly exceptional fighter, Kakashi was destined for a grandiose destiny in Konoha. The acquisition of the Sharingan also increased his power to allow him to compete with the most powerful ninjas of his time, making him a legend in the shinobi world but also in the hearts of fans of the Naruto manga. ❤️

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J’aime bien Kakashi car avec son oeil normale il est parfois sans émotion. Et puis, son sharingan le rend plutôt styler!

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