Izuna Uchiha was Madara Uchiha’s little brother and a well-renowned shinobi of the Uchiha clan during the warring period in the famous anime series Naruto. The 24-year-old was considered the strongest of the Uchiha clan besides his elder brother Madara and was among the few in the series capable of awakening the Mangekyō Sharingan during his time.
As striking as his character in the animation was, Izuna only graced our screen for a short period as he succumbed to the injury inflicted on him during a fierce battle with Tobirama Senju at the age of 24. During Izuna’s final battle against Tobirama Senju, he sustained a mortal injury that led to his death after being struck by Tobirama’s flying thunder God Technique.
At the point of death, Izuna gave Madara his Sharingan, allowing him to get the eternal Magekyou Sharingan. This article will provide insight into all you need to know about Izuna Uchiha, so don’t sleep on it.
Izuna Uchiha was a Member of the Uchiha Clan
Izuna Uchiha was a member of the Uchiha clan and heritage. He was one of the five children born to Tajima Uchiha and his lover during the warring states period, an era when shinobi were frequently on the battlefield, and the village system had not yet been established.
After three of Izuna’s siblings were killed by members of the rival clan, the Senju Clan, Izuna embedded hatred towards the clan. The death of his three siblings left Izuna with only his elder brother, Madara, with whom he shared a close bond. The brothers bonded through rigorous training and were constantly competing against each other to become the strongest of their clans.
Izuna greatly admired his elder brother’s strength and abilities, as Madara was considered the strongest of his generation in the clan. Still, Izana was not found wanting when it comes to powers and abilities, as he was known to be a worthy opponent for his elder brother and the second strongest of the clan. The brother duo was the first Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyo Sharingan at quite a young age.
Following the death of Izuna in his battle with Tobirama, Madara became more powerful as he gained the eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and could tap into the dangerous power of the Susano’o. He was almost equal to Hashirama and was the only shinobi in history capable of rivaling Hashirama Senju during his time.
What Age was Izuna Uchiha?
Izuna was a fair-skinned 24 years old young man with spiky black hair tied back in a ponytail laced with a blue tint. He shares similar physical attributes to one of the main characters of the series and a fellow Uchiha clan member, his clansmen Sasuke Uchiha.
Izuna has his bangs parted down the Centre of his face to frame both sides of it. His entire physical appearance depicted his harmonic personality and his gentle nature. In contrast to his appearance, Izuna is a very competitive character, and he would often spar against his elder brother to increase his powers and abilities.
Izuna greatly admired his elder brother and was surprised when it was revealed to him that Hashirama was more powerful than Madara. Besides his harmonic and competitive nature, Izuna was a devoted person who was ready to sacrifice himself for what he believed in. He fiercely fought to protect his clan until he succumbed to the injuries inflicted on him by Tobirama.
Even while breathing his last, he sacrificed his eyes to ensure that his elder brother would be strong enough to protect the clan against rivals. Like many other Uchiha, his strong belief and hatred prevented him from seeing the good outside his clan. At the point of his death when Hashirama offered to have their clans come to a peaceful settlement and stop the heavy bloodshed, even willing to heal Izuna from the fatal wound inflicted upon him by Tobirama.
Izuna refused the offer while breathing his last, telling his older brother not to trust the Senju as it would mean the demise of their clan. As for his outfits, he was clothed in the standard Uchiha outfit, which consisted of a high-collared, blue shirt with the Uchiha crest on his upper back and blue pants wrapped up in bandages at the ends. Around his waist, he had a bandage belt that held a sack that carried ninja tools.
How Strong was Izuna Uchiha?
Izuna was considered one of the most daunting warriors in the Uchiha Clan’s combat history. He was well-known for his formidable display of strength and mastery of his legendary Dojutsu, the Sharingan. Through rigorous training and sparring with his brother, Izuna became one of the most powerful members of his clan, being a regular opponent to his brother before his elder brother, Madara, acquired the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.
Even by the Uchiha clan’s combat standard, the brother duo possessed great Chakra, which out-skilled Tobirama, considered the fastest shinobi of his time. At a very young age, Izuna awakened his Mangekyo Sharingan alongside Madara to become the first Uchiha to awaken it. He was quite skilled in the usage of Dojutsu, which was recognized by his clan and also the clan’s rival.
After awakening the Mangekyo Sharingan, Izana’s eyes took on the design of three straight bars stretching out of his enlarged pupil. The awakened power granted Izuna the ability to read and predict his opponents’ movements and, from it, easily evade most enemy attacks. With this newfound ability, Izuna and his elder brother quickly rose to take over the Uchiha Clan’s leadership with his elder brother.
He was an expert user of the fire release and was able to perform the clan’s fire release: Great Fireball Jutsu. This gave him the strength required to rout Tobirama’s water dragon, who was at the time considered one of the top users of the Water Element.
Izuna also possessed adept Kenjutsu talent from the simple sword skill he acquired as a young child. He can skillfully wield a sword during battles and could outmatch Tobirama Senju, another expert practitioner of this art.
Who Killed Izuna Uchiha?
After the death of Izuna’s father, Madara and Izuna rose to become the leader of the Uchiha clan. Hashirama, who also became the leader of the rival Senju clan, sent out a peace offer to the Uchiha clan. Still, Izuna, who was blinded by hatred like his fellow clan members, advised his brother not to accept the peace offer.
With the Uchiha clan not ready to accept the peace offering, the battles between the two clans raged on. During a battle between the two clans, Izuna fought against Tobirama Senju and was left mortally injured after Tobirama struck him with his flying thunder God technique.
With Izuna injured, Madara quickly rushed to his younger brother’s aid while Hashirama pleaded with Madara that both clans should come to peaceful terms and offered to heal Izuna. While breathing his last, Izuna advised his brother not to listen to the lies as it would only lead to the demise of their clan, and ultimately the brothers escaped together.
As Izuna succumbed to the injuries inflicted on him, he gave his brother his eyes so that his brother could obtain the eternal Magekyo Sharingan sight. Through it, the clan’s strength would be maintained to win against the Senju clan. But due to the blindness caused by the overuse of the Mangekyō Sharingan, many people came to believe that Madara took Izuna’s eyes by force to regain his sight.
Izuna’s death left a massive scar on the heart of Madara, and the aftermath of the death was the strengthening of Madara’s antagonism towards the Senju clan even when they proposed a peaceful settlement. Izuna’s eyes played huge importance in the series as they granted Madara the eternal Mangekyou Sharingan power and were a major factor in Madara awakening his Rinnegan.