Originally Posted by starwarsmike1
Ok, I was just thinking and, Why did Itachi kill his clan? was he just power hungry or something? Well, im just a little confused why he would just go and kill his clan and everything.....
The reason that Itachi gave to Sasuke was that he wanted to see how strong he was, but that doesn't neccessarily mean that is the actual reason. There could be a number of reasons, but we don't know which is for sure. He could've wanted to plant the seed of hatred into Sasuke's heart, perhaps he was showing the Akatsuki what he could do, or maybe he was just testing out his Mangekyou Sharingan. Maybe he saw that Sasuke had much more potential that couldn't be molded into talent by just training alone. Maybe Itachi thought he needed something more in order to do so.... To get the Mangekyou Sharingan.