Truth About Sasuke Uchiha’s Eyes from Sharingan to Rinnegan

Sasuke Uchiha is one of the most important characters in Naruto. He initially became a team member with Naruto but later went up against him as a formidable rival before they ultimately reconciled in the end. What made Sasuke Uchiha a formidable and worthy opponent for Naruto was the assortment of skills and powers that he wielded.

One of those powers that particularly stood out was his Dojutsu, or visual abilities. Sasuke Uchiha possessed both Sharingan and Rinnegan eyes, and this gave him different abilities. He could weaken an opponent with illusions known as Genjutsu. He could also repel a similar attack on him. Though Sasuke Uchiha was not the only one with such abilities in the Naruto universe, there is no arguing the fact that he was the most powerful.

What is Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan Eyes?

Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan eyes are eyes that conferred a unique set of visual abilities or powers (known as Dojutsu) on him. For instance, Sasuke Uchiha could use his eyes to see through illusions and decipher imperceptible movements at a superhuman rate. He could also use the same and torment the mind of an opponent, thus weakening them.

Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan eyes have a dark-reddish iris and a small black pupil. The pupil is then surrounded by small, black, comma-like figures referred to as tomoes.

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How Did Sasuke Uchiha Get His Sharingan Eyes?

Sasuke Uchiha inherited his Sharingan eyes at birth because he is a member of the Uchiha clan in the village of Konoha. Each of the clans has its special visual abilities, and for Uchiha, it is Sharingan eyes that newborns inherit at birth. The Sharingan eyes can also be gifted to persons from other clans while some others have stolen them.

In the case of Sasuke Uchiha, he inherited the basic level of the Sharingan eyes, one-tomoe Sharingan, at birth. The traumatic circumstances of his infanthood, however, made him forget his ability. It was as he grew up that he regained it and started honing it.

What Are the Different Types of Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan Eyes?

The Sharingan eyes are an inherited ability, but the person that possesses it has to train and hone and master the skill over the years. Sasuke Uchiha equally did this, and as such, his Sharingan eyes went through different levels.

One Tomoe Sharingan

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The first Sharingan eyes that Sasuke Uchiha possessed was the one-tomoe Sharingan, meaning that he only had one comma-like object surrounding his pupil. This gave him just basic powers.

Two Tomoe Sharingan

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Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan eyes progressed to a two-tomoe Sharingan when he joined Team 7 and underwent ninja training alongside the likes of Naruto. The two-tomoe Sharingan enhanced his visual powers.

Mature Sharingan

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Sasuke Uchiha developed his three-tomoe Sharingan eyes after he had split from team 7 and begun his enmity with Naruto. His progression to three-tomoe Sharingan sharpened his visual abilities. For instance, he was able to track Naruto’s movement in his one-tailed cloak, an ability he did not have before.

Mangekyo Sharingan

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The 4th stage of Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan’s eyes is the Mangekyo Sharingan. This is one of the most powerful stages and can only be unlocked after one has suffered a deeply traumatic event such as the death of a loved one.

In Sasuke Uchiha’s case, he unlocked it after killing his brother, Itachi. He had previously been made to believe that his brother was a bad person who wanted him dead. He, however, realized that this was false, and this put him in deep anguish.

Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan Eyes

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Sasuke Uchiha gained the eternal Mangekyo eyes after his brother’s eyes were transplanted to replace his own. This transplant became necessary because he stood at risk of losing his sight as a side effect of overusing his Sharingan eyes. He, therefore, had his late brother’s eyes transplanted, making for the eternal Mangekyo eyes.

What are the Powers of Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan Eyes?

The Sharingan eyes gave Sasuke Uchiha the ability to torment the mind of an opponent and weaken them physically, which is known as Genjutsu. He also had the kinetic ability to read movement, including seeing through illusions, masking imperceptible movements, and reacting to danger at a fast speed.

Sharingan eyes also give Sasuke Uchiha the ability to copy taijutsu (martial arts techniques) and ninjutsu (ninja technique of molding physical energy and using it for attack) moves of his opponents and use it against them.

What is Sasuke Uchiha’s Rinnegan Eye?

Sasuke Uchiha’s Rinnegan eyes are the next level of visual ability or Dojutsu that Sasuke Uchiha unlocked after his eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. The Rinnegan eyes are a highly-revered one and are regarded as the highest level of Dojutsu because of the abilities that it confers on the person that has it.

The person who has the eyes is regarded as a person sent down from heaven to further enhance the earth to destroy it completely. Physically, the Rinnegan eyes have multiple circles and have been variously described as god-like and godly. The first person to possess Rinnegan’s eyes on earth is Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki.

Sasuke Uchiha Sharingan and Rinnegan eyes
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How Sasuke Uchiha’s Rinnegan Eyes Came About? 

There are two ways of getting the Rinnegan eyes. One can awaken it by combining the chakra (energy) of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki’s two sons, namely Indra and Asura. One can also get it by receiving it directly from Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki himself. Sasuke Uchiha got his Rinnegan eyes by receiving half of Hagoromo’s chakra from his spirit.

What are the Powers of the Rinnegan Eyes?

The Rinnegan eyes’ powers are six in number and are collectively known as the Six Paths Technique. They are the abilities to control forces, mechanically alter one’s body, extract souls, summon various creatures, including animals, absorb another person’s chakra, and access the King of Hell. There is also a seventh ability which is the ability to raise the dead.

Sasuke Uchiha’s Rinnegan eyes also gave him some unique abilities, which is the manipulation of space and time. He can open up portals to different eras and transport himself there. He can also switch places with others over a short distance. Sasuke Uchiha’s Rinnegan eyes also made it possible for him to decipher the messages within the stone tablet of the Sage of Six Paths.

Does Sasuke Uchiha Have Purple Eyes?

Sasuke Uchiha does not have purple eyes normally. His eyes only turn purple when his Rinnegan eyes manifest. Asides from being purple in color. They also have multiple circular rings. Sasuke Uchiha’s Rinnegan eyes also come with six tomoes. Sasuke Uchiha was one of the few people who could concurrently wield both Sharingan and Rinnegan eye powers.


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