The Strongest Eyes in Naruto from Sharingan to Rinnegan

There are 8 (eight) main Dojutsu, also known as the Eyes/Eye Technique in Naruto, with the Rinne Sharingan widely considered the strongest eye in Naruto. Except for the Rinne Sharingan, which is a combination of the powers of the Rinnegan eyes and the Sharingan eyes, these Dojutsu are the Kekkei Genkei (unique bloodline hereditary abilities) of the specific clans that use them.

Each of the eyes has its unique characteristics, strengths, and attributes that can be heightened by the skillfulness of the Ninja that uses the particular eye. The strength of the eyes in Naruto is often the subject of debate amongst fans. However, our analysis of these Dojutsu points out that, although all the eyes are powerful in their ways, there are those considered to be stronger than others, with one of them emerging the strongest based on the level of power it bestows its user.

What is the Most Powerful Eye in Naruto?

Due to its fusion of the powers of the Rinnegan and the Sharingan, the Rinne Sharingan, which literally means Samsara Copy eye wheel, is considered to be the ultimate Dojutsu and most powerful eye in the Narutoverse. The Rinne Sharingan was first manifested by Kaguya Otsutsuki after she ate the chakra fruit from the God tree.

The Strongest Eyes in Naruto from Sharingan to Rinnegan
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Characterized by a ripple pattern spreading over the eyeball and nine tomoe, the Rinne Sharingan manifested on Kaguya’s forehead as the third eye. As the predecessor to the Rinnegan and Sharingan, the Rinne Sharingan is a Dojutsu Kekkei Mora, distinguished by red irides and sclerae, with its eyeball covered in a ripple pattern.

The eye is identical to the Sharingan in color but has ripples that give it the look of the Rinnegan. It has nine tomoe, which stand for the nine-tailed beast that Kaguya was once separated from by her oldest twin son Hagoromo Otsutsuki. After Kaguya merged with the God tree, the Nine-Tails also possessed the Rinne Sharingan.

The Uchiha Stone Tablet, which was handed down through the generations, also describes the legendary Dojutsu as an eye that can reflect the moon and cast Infinite Tsukuyomi, a potent Genjutsu that can conjure a dream world. Possessing almost all the powers of the Rinnegan, the Rinne Sharingan can perform interesting space-time ninjutsu that can be deadly if skillfully used.

The known wielders of the Rinne Sharingan are; Kaguya Otsutsuki, Madara Uchiha, and Shinju. As the first and true wielder, the Rinne Sharingan gives Kaguya its full capabilities of being able to cast a Genjutsu spell over the whole world, casting the infinite Tsukuyomi, the ocular abilities of the Sharingan use all six forms of the chakra simultaneously, as well as facilitating travel between dimensions.

Kaguya was also able to use the Rinne Sharingan to perform her unique ninjutsu of replacing the world around her with her personal dimensions. Moving the dimensions to herself in ninjutsu is called Amenominaka.

Although the powers of the Rinne Sharingan are yet to be fully demonstrated, still it is counted as the most powerful eye in Naruto due to being a direct product of the Chakra of the God-tree as well as the ancestor of the Sharingan and the Rinnegan and a fusion of both eyes.

Despite the Rinne Sharingan being the strongest eyes in Naruto, the Rinnegan is still seen as its rival because the Rinnegan eye is the strongest of the three great Dojutsu, which are; Byakugan, Sharingan, and Rinnegan.

List of Different Types of Eyes In Naruto

The Narutoverse is characterized by several eye techniques known as Dojutsu. Each of the eye techniques has its own unique abilities, which are often only possessed by a specific clan. These eye techniques are strange, powerful, unique, and often bloodline traits, although certain skilled individuals from a clan have been able to obtain the eye techniques of other clans under usually violent circumstances. 

Here is the list of the 8 Dojutsu of the Naruto franchise.

1. Tenseigan Eyes

The Tenseigan, which was first seen in The Last: Naruto the Movie, is a manifestation of Toneri Otsutsuki’s chakra and the Byakugan and one of the strongest eyes in Naruto. Toneri claims that the Tenseigan is both potent enough to crash the moon into the earth and powerful enough to produce new life afterward.

Toneri Otsutsuki, the main antagonist of the Naruto Movie, uses this skill to animate a stone warrior to fight Naruto. The Tenseigan gives Toneri the power to fly and manipulate the truth-seeking balls connected to the Sage of Six Paths, in addition to its control over life and death. The featureless Byakugan is transformed by the Tenseigan after acquisition into blue pupils that resemble overlapping floral patterns.

2. Byakugan Eyes

The Byakugan eye is possessed by members of the Hyuga clan. This Dojutsu serves primarily to grant the user a deeper level of insight as well as an almost 360-degree view – “all seeing eye.” The Byakugan is one of the three great Dojutsu and one of the strongest eyes in Naruto. This technique enables its user to see across enormous distances, locate chakra, and break down walls. The Byakugan is able to follow an enemy that is moving at a great speed or trying to hide from view during combat.

Although mixed-blood descendants like Himawari (who made her debut in Boruto’s first episode) are born with regular eyes that can turn the Byakugan, the Byakugan eye is portrayed as being totally white and gets strained when activated. The Byakugan provides better chakra visibility when compared to the Sharingan, allowing the user to recognize particular clone types from the original as well as particular chakra signatures.

3. Rinnegan Eyes

The Rinnegan is the strongest of the “Three Great Dojutsu.” Only the chakras of the Otsutsuki Clan can produce this rare technique, which is either when Sharingan and Hashirama Cell are combined or when someone receives Chakra directly from Otsutsuki or its descendants.

The Rinnegan user has unbeatable abilities, such as the capacity to master five chakra releases. In addition to creating a black rod to transmit chakras from one dimension to another, the wielder of the Rinnegan has the ability to manipulate the planet Earth’s gravity. The chakra can be transmitted and absorbed by the Rinnegan wielder through the control of other people’s bodies and the opening of various dimensions.

This eye technique essentially possesses exceptional chakra and ocular capability, although it is unable to see through obstacles like smoke bombs. It’s interesting to note that a seventh power, the Outer Path, allows users to rule over life and death and raise the dead.

Every Rinnegan user, unlike other Dojutsu, has unique abilities based on his chakras and Clan. Sasuke can travel through space with his Rinnegan eye, while Madara can create Limbo shadow clones.

4. Sharingan Eyes

The Sharingan, which is exclusive to the Uchiha clan, is arguably the most well-known Naruto ninja eye technique, as well as one of the strongest eyes in Naruto. Throughout the course of the story, various people have either been gifted or stolen the Sharingan.

The Sharingan has enabled users like Sasuke to mimic their opponents’ moves and see through Genjutsu and illusions. Additionally, as one of the three great Dojutsu, the Sharingan itself is a potent instrument for creating illusions. Members of the Uchiha clan awaken their Sharingan eyes through training or an emotional trigger event.

For example, the Mangekyo Sharingan, which grants user-specific Jutsu in addition to its basic abilities, can only evolve through the trauma of loss.

5. Rinne Sharingan Eyes

Kaguya acquired Rinne Sharingan, which is the ancestor Dojutsu of Rinnegan and Sharingan, after she consumed the Chakra Fruit from the God tree. The likes of Madara and Kaguya opened the Rinne Sharingan, also known as the third eye on their foreheads, by combining the Rinnegan and Uchiha Sharingan’s power while wielding the Ten-Tails Juubi’s power.
Only a fraction of this combination’s power is shown due to how rare it is in the Naruto universe. In addition to appearing to allow travel between dimensions, the Rinne-Sharingan is used to cast a Genjutsu spell across the entire world. The Rinne Sharingan is considered to be the strongest of all the Dojutsu.

6. Jogan Eyes

All of the Dojutsu eyes in Naruto belong to a specific clan and have a unique set of abilities, but none are as elusive as the Jogan technique. With limited knowledge of the full scope of its ability, the Jogan is possibly the most enigmatic Naruto ninja eye technique in the entire franchise.

The Jogan, which is owned by Boruto and only known to the Otsutsuki Clan, has been used to detect chakra in a manner akin to the Byakugan and is also capable of detecting interdimensional rifts. While the anime depicts the Jogan as being light blue in color with a darkened sclera and a noticeable pupil, the Naruto manga showcases the Jogan with a featureless look and hardly visible pupil.

The true extent of Jogan’s abilities is yet to be discovered because there are no known previous users, and Boruto is yet to master it. However, it is still considered one of the strongest eyes in Naruto.

7. Mangyeko Sharingan

One of the strongest eyes in Naruto is the Mangyeko Sharingan. Only a few members of the Uchiha clan have activated and mastered this advanced form of the Sharingan. It’s interesting to note that this eye technique is acquired when a very talented and motivated Uchiha, like Sasuke Uchiha, witnesses the death of a loved one and summons a whole new set of abilities.

The Mangekyo Sharingan, also known as the “heavenly eyes that see the truth of all of creation without obstruction,” unlocks a specialized Jutsu that varies depending on the wielder, such as Obito’s Kamui and techniques like Amaterasu and Susanoo. Unchecked usage of the Mangekyo Sharingan has the disadvantage of seriously impairing a user’s regular eyesight, which can only be reversed by replacing the blinded eye.

8. Ketsurygan Eyes

The blood-red color of the Ketsurygan eye (Blood Dragon Eye) gives it a unique appearance. Regarded as one of the strongest eyes in Naruto, the Ketsuryugan eyes, which can only be possessed by the Clan of Chinoike, has the ability to control iron in liquid form, thereby making it the most hazardous Genjutsu. This implies that it has control over the iron in the blood and has the ability to detonate the body by blasting its veins.

A Ketsuryugan holder is nicknamed “eyes as red as blood” and grants Genjutsu casting abilities similar to that of Sharingan but more powerful. Only an Uchiha can escape the Ketsuryugan casting as it is near impossible to escape it.

Apart from the aforementioned eight well-known eyes in the Naruto franchise, there are others that are lesser known that manifest with user-specific abilities, thereby making their powers quite unique and mysterious. One of such lesser-known Dojutsu is that of Isshiki Otsutsuki, which turns his pupil and iris yellow and manifests an eight-spoked black wheel pattern.

Despite the fact that not much is known about this specific eye technique, it is known to provide the user Sukunahikona, or the capacity to shrink themselves or any inanimate object in their line of sight.

Another example is Ranmaru’s kekkei genkai, which gave him the ability to see through objects, hinder the Byakugan, and make his eye glow red.  While the full extent of rare and unique Dojutsu is still unknown, it will be intriguing to see whether new renditions of the traditional eye techniques are discovered in Naruto’s developing anime universe.

Who has the Sharingan Eyes in Naruto?

The Sharingan eyes belong to the members of the Uchiha clan who descended from Indra Otsutsuki, the oldest son of Hagoromo Otsutsuki, who was the first to wield the Sharingan. It is a very powerful eye that gives its owner the ability to read body motions and see through Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, and Taijutsu.

Despite being very rare at the beginning of the story, the Sharingan appeared very frequently afterward. This eye is a very strong Kekkei Genkai to have because its power keeps growing as it develops. Only a select few of the Naruto characters in the story stand out as outstanding users of the Sharingan, despite the fact that most, if not all of them, had access to it.

Fugaku Uchiha

The fact that he ran for the position of the Fourth Hokage in Konohagakure indicates that Fugaku Uchiha, the last known leader of the Uchiha clan, was very powerful. Fugaku took part in the third great ninja war and was formidable in it.

He awoke the Mangekyo Sharingan at some time in his life, making him one of the very few people with rare talent. He was fairly confident that he could control the Nine-Tails with the Mangekyo Sharingan without much difficulty, which demonstrated that he was undoubtedly among the strongest Sharingan users, although his Mangekyo Sharingan skills are currently still unknown.

Black Zetsu

Black Zetsu obtained the Sharingan during the Fourth Great Ninja War when he briefly took control of Obito Uchiha’s body. The Black Zetsu was able to visit the Kamui dimension quite easily using his Sharingan and even the Mangekyo Sharingan.

He relied on Obito to use this power, so when Obito Uchiha regained control of his body, black Zetsu could no longer access the Sharingan. However, for a brief period of time, he displayed remarkable prowess with the Mangekyo Sharingan.

Kagami Uchiha

Kagami, a powerful shinobi of the Uchiha clan, was a well-known master of the Sharingan in his days and a highly competent ninja. He was a fantastic ninja who lived to serve the town, according to people like Hiruzen Sarutobi and Danzo Shimura.

Shisui was quite strong, yet he still felt that he wasn’t worthy of being compared to Kagami, which puts into perspective how outstanding he must have been with his skills. Sadly, Kagami wasn’t seen engaging in any kind of combat. Therefore, his real Sharingan proficiency is unknown.

Danzo Shimura

Danzo Shimura, a Konohagakure elder, intended to seize control of the community and rule it according to his strict principles. He was able to implant numerous Sharingan on his arm and use them for Izanagi, thanks to Orochimaru’s help.

He also took Shisui’s Mangekyo Sharingan and possessed the Kotoamatsukami power. The eyes didn’t drain his chakra as much because he had enhanced his body with Hashirama’s cells. Danzo was strong, but since he wasn’t a real Uchiha, he wasn’t an outstanding user.

Madara Uchiha

The legendary Madara was Indra Otsutsuki’s reincarnation. The Mangekyo Sharingan was first awakened by him and his brother in the Uchiha clan. He was a master with this eye, and only a few could match him.

Madara could also acquire the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan by transplanting his brother’s eyes. His Sharingan eventually turned into a Rinnegan, making him even more powerful. Not only that, but he also succeeded in becoming the of Ten-Tails Jinchuriki during the Fourth Great Ninja War, turning him into the “Second Six Paths.”

Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha, the notorious Clan Killer, is one of the most powerful Uchiha clan members to have ever lived. He was regarded as a prodigy when he was very young. He had the Mangekyo Sharingan by the time he was 8 years old after awakening the Sharingan at an earlier age.

With his left eye, he could summon the unquenchable flames of the Amaterasu, while with his right, he could summon the potent Genjutsu Tsukuyomi. Itachi was so skilled at using the Sharingan that he could perform a Genjutsu without even making eye contact.

Shin Uchiha

Shin Uchiha was created from Hashirama’s cells by Orochimaru. He had numerous Sharingan on his body, just like Danzo, giving him an incredible vision.

Shin had also discovered a way to activate the Mangekyo Sharingan, allowing him to use his eye ability to telekinetically control weapons that bore his mark. Shin didn’t worry about using the Mangekyo Sharingan because his entire body was composed of Hashirama’s cells, which meant that he had no shortage of chakra.

Izuna Uchiha

Izuna Uchiha, Madara Uchiha’s younger brother, was once thought to be equally as strong as his older sibling. They constantly trained together, and Izuna and Madara were the first Uchiha to activate the Mangekyo Sharingan.

Izuna was powerful enough to compete with Madara and even hold his own against Tobirama Senju in combat, despite the fact that his Mangekyo Sharingan skills are largely unknown. Although he was the second-strongest Uchiha of his generation, he was killed by the village’s future Second Hokage.

Shisui Uchiha

Shisui was a powerful Uchiha, a Jonin of Konohagakure, and was known as a master of the Body Flicker due to his incredible speed. He is still one of the very few Uchiha who was not affected by the Curse of Hatred.

During the Third Great Ninja War, Shisui, a very skilled Sharingan user, transformed his eye into the Mangekyo Sharingan. Kotoamatsukami allowed him to perform a potent Genjutsu on people and control them without their knowledge.

Obito Uchiha

Obito, in contrast to the majority of the Uchiha clan, was a late bloomer and required a lot of time to become strong. But after working with Madara, Obito developed incredible strength. By the age of 14, Obito had also awakened the Mangekyo Sharingan and was strong enough to battle Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage.

He was endowed with the Kamui power through his eyes, enabling him to transport anything within his grasp, as well as his body parts, to the Kamui dimension. Obito was virtually unbeatable thanks to his mastery of Genjutsu, his ability to keep Izanagi alive for at least five minutes, and other skills.

Sasuke Uchiha

Sasuke, like Madara, is an Indra Otsutsuki reincarnation, which implies that he has an exceptionally potent chakra even among the Uchiha. He acquired the Mangekyo Sharingan following Itachi’s death, and with practice, he was able to further develop his abilities.

He obtained access to the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan by the transplantation of his brother’s eyes, and later, his left eye developed into the Rinnegan. Sasuke was further fortified when the Sage of the Six Paths taught him the Six Paths’ powers. He is the strongest Sharingan user of all time since, by adulthood, he had grown powerful enough to compete with people like Momoshiki Otsutsuki in combat.

Kakashi Hatake

During the Third Great Ninja War, Obito Uchiha gave Kakashi Hatake his Sharingan. He significantly improved his ability to use this eye over time and even awoke the Mangekyo Sharingan.

Due to his many Jutsu imitations, Kakashi was known as “The Copy Ninja.” He was given both of Obito Uchiha’s Mangekyo Sharingans, as well as the Six Paths chakra, during the Fourth Great Ninja War. Kakashi was even powerful enough to fight Kaguya Otsutsuki with ease, thanks to this power-up.

Indra Otsutsuki

Indra Otsutsuki, the son of Hagoromo, was the first user of the Sharingan. He is thought to have inherited his father’s eye and possesses an extremely potent chakra. Indra eventually managed to transform his eye into a Mangekyo Sharingan, which only grew more potent over time.

He didn’t get any of Hagoromo’s abilities, yet he was still able to match Asura Otsutsuki in strength using just his Mangekyo Sharingan.

What Does the Rinnegan Do?

According to legend, when chaos arises, the wielder of the Rinnegan is sent from the heavens to either become a “God of Creation” who will bring calm to the earth or a “God of Destruction” who will destroy everything. The Rinnegan literally means the Samsara eye and is characterized by arced circles that cover the eyeball.

A user of the Rinnegan gains access to special powers known as the six paths and can learn any Jutsu of their choice, unlike other Dojutsu. Only the strongest characters are worthy of this eye which in itself is one of the strongest eyes in Naruto. This Dojutsu has the ability to control life and death, possessing the power of resurrection.

Possessing incredible powers, the Rinnegan can create a Jinchuriki by sealing the Ten-Tails inside a person’s body. It is also the only means of breaking the seal placed on the Outer Path’s Demonic Statue as well as summoning it. Through the Deva Path, the Rinnegan can control repulsive and attractive forces. Rinnegan’s Asura path also aids in the mechanization of the body parts/limbs of its user. The extraction of souls/soul ripping is also one of the abilities of the Rinnegan through the Human Path.

The Naraka path of the Rinnegan grants access to the king of hell, the Preta path creates chakra absorption, while various creatures can be summoned through the Animal path. The Rinnegan eyes are a formidable weapon little wonder it is considered to be the rival of the Rinne Sharingan and even debated to be stronger by some fans.

Who Has Rinnegan Eyes in Naruto?

Hagoromo Otsutsuki is said to be the first wielder of the Rinnegan eyes, the Sage of Six Paths. Because of how powerful the Rinnegan is, only a few people have been able to awaken the Rinnegan, even though it is the Kekkei Genkai of the Otsutsuki Clan. Here are the users of the Rinnegan eyes in Naruto.

Sasuke Uchiha

Sasuke awakened the Rinnegan after having a near-death experience during the fourth great ninja war when he met the Sage of Six Paths and received half of his Chakra. Although he is not from the Otsutsuki clan, he is the reincarnation of Indra Otsutsuki.

Sasuke Uchiha is well known for being the only shinobi capable of competing with Naruto Uzumaki. He was able to awaken the Rinnegan in his left eye, although his version of this eye has six tomoe. Sasuke had mastered every Rinnegan power by the time he reached adulthood. Sasuke is one of the most skilled users of Rinnegan. From wielding the Six Powers to his own teleportation method known as Amenotejikara, his eye-based abilities allow him to travel anywhere he wants by opening portals to many dimensions.

Black Zetsu

The Black Zetsu, an antagonist and the will incarnate of Kaguya Otsutsuki, wielded the Rinnegan towards the end of the series when he intended to trick Madara Uchiha in order to revive his mother. He assumed possession of Obito Uchiha’s body during the Fourth Great Ninja War, gaining access to the Rinnegan in the process.

Apart from using Rinne Tensei to bring Madara Uchiha back to life, he didn’t use the eye much. Zetsu is still the eye’s weakest user to date because of his unexceptional use of it.

Urashiki Otsutsuki

Urashiki Otsutsuki was a powerful villain who appeared in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As an anime-only villain, Urashiki’s use of the villain was very crude. In spite of wielding the Rinnegan in both of his eyes, he was defeated by Boruto and Naruto. His tomoe Rinnegan lets him teleport instantly to other places, steal and use the chakra of others.

Kara’s Ten-Tails

Another Ten-Tails was introduced in Boruto and belonged to Kara. Unlike the original Ten-Tails, Kara’s has enormous chakra reserves in addition to Rinnegan’s strength.

Its abundance of chakra is thought to indicate that its power is out of this world. It is yet unknown if the beast can fully utilize the Rinnegan, given that the ten-tails are capable of destroying planets and eating oceans with its tomoe Rinnegan.

Obito Uchiha

Following Nagato Uzumaki’s passing, Obito Uchiha received the Rinnegan. He was only able to have one Rinnegan implanted since his body couldn’t manage having both eyes. However, Obito made really good use of this eye. Obito manifested the Rinnegan’s chakra chains and black rods.

Madara Uchiha

One of the few individuals in Naruto who actually awakened the Rinnegan on their own was Madara Uchiha. He was the first person to awaken the Rinnegan since the Sage of Six Paths, which he achieved by biting off some parts of the flesh of Hashirama and incorporating its powers into his body.

Madara gained access to the Rinnegan, which he could utilize to the fullest extent, by combining Ashura’s and Indra’s powers. As the Ten-Tails’ perfect Jinchuriki, Madara was rapidly approaching Hagoromo’s level, demonstrating just how powerful he was. Madara could summon duplicates of himself from a different realm using his Rinnegan and the special skill known as Limbo, which made him unstoppable.

Momoshiki Otsutsuki

Momoshiki is one of the Otsutsuki clan’s core members and arguably their strongest member. He appeared to be an incredibly formidable opponent, capable of taking on both Adult Naruto and Sasuke. Momoshiki possessed three separate Rinnegan and could absorb all chakra with the one on his left hand, and he could summon and expel the jutsu with the one on his right.

His brow was covered with another Rinnegan, although it is still not entirely clear what it did. However, Momoshiki was a superb Rinnegan user and one of the strongest characters in the Boruto series.

Nagato Uzumaki

The first character to appear in the story holding a Rinnegan was Nagato. Jiraiya trained Nagato, one of the Amegakure orphans, with the intention of turning him into the Child of Prophecy. Nagato was highly proficient with the Rinnegan, even though he finally chose the wrong path.

This eye allowed him to battle two perfect Jinchuriki simultaneously and access all Six Paths with remarkable proficiency. Another clever application of this tremendous sight was his Six Paths of Pain.

Hagoromo Otsutsuki

Of all the Rinnegan users in Naruto, Hagoromo Otsutsuki, the Sage of Six Paths, was unquestionably the strongest. In contrast to other Rinnegan, which are Kekkei Genkai, his was regarded as a Kekkei Mora, meaning its abilities were greater than those of a typical Rinnegan.

Hagoromo was able to use all of the Six Paths’ abilities, and he and his brother could even carry out actions like using Six Paths: Chibaku Tensei to create the moon. Largely due to his Rinnegan, Hagoromo is much stronger than the majority of other characters in the story.

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