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15 Interesting Things You Might Not Know About Madara Uchiha

January 4, 2021 3.2k votes 501 voters 60.1k views15 items

Madara Uchiha of the founders of Konoha, and one of the strongest shinobi in Naruto history. He’s also one of the series’ most dangerous villains, surpassing all but a few in raw strength and ambition. Love him or hate him, it’s hard not to be impressed by him - but most fans don’t know everything there is to know about him.

Though you probably know that he’s powerful, you may not have known that he can use ten different forms of chakra release, has five kekkai genkai and one kekkai mora, and was intended by his creator to have no weaknesses? And while you likely know that he was important to Konoha history, you may not have known that Hashirama wanted Madara to be the first Hokage, or that Madara gave Konohagakure its name.

Vote up the things you didn't know about Madara that you most appreciated learning. 

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    He Had Five Kekkai Genkai & One Kekkai Mora

    Having even one kekkai genkai is rare enough, but Madara has five. These include the Sharingan, the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, the Rinnegan, Storm Release, and Wood Release. During the series, he also develops a Kekkei Mōra, the Rinne Sharingan becoming the only human - and the only living being aside from the Ten Tails and Kaguya Otsutsuki - to ever possess this powerful doujutsu. 

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    He Could Use Ten Different Forms Of Nature Release

    Most shinobi are only able to use a small number of chakra release forms, but Madara isn’t the type to be limited. He could use all five basic release forms: Fire Release, Wind Release, Lightning Release, Earth Release, and Water Release. He could also use Yin Release, Yang Release, Yin-Yang Release, Storm Release, and Wood Release. 

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    He Gave Konohagakure Its Name

    Have you ever wondered who gave Konohagakure its name? That was Madara Uchiha, one of its founders. The name, which literally translates the ‘The Village Hidden in the Leaves,’ references the abundant greenery that surrounds the area.  

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    He Was Supposed To Be The First Hokage

    When Konohagakure was first established, Hashirama wanted to make Madara the Hokage, both as a show of goodwill and friendship between their warring clans and because he genuinely admired Madara’s strength. 

    Disliking Madara’s political approach of amassing power and controlling nearby nations, Tobirama nixed the idea, and suggested that the Hokage be elected instead. This led to Hashirama becoming the first Hokage. 

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