||from the day i was born,i was driven by pressure and expectations. Born as a member of the prestigious Uchiha clan, most of my childhood was lived in the shadow of my older brother, Itachi. my father seemed to favor Itachi, although my mother confided to him that she always heard him praising me out of earshot. Even so, the drive to be as good as or even surpassing Itachi caused me to grow up as a fine young ninja, admired by all the girls around me for my looks, skills and cool attitude. my happiest moment came when I finally mastered the Goukakyuu, a flame-breathing technique. The Uchiha clan’s symbol, a fan (Uchiha is alternate way of spelling Uchiwa, which means fan) represented fanning flames. Mastery of a fire technique by a child was seen as a rite of passage and progression to adulthood.
However, soon after, tragedy struck. i returned home one evening after a day at the academy to find nothing but corpses in the compound of the Uchiha clan. Not a single person was left alive, even the elderly slaughtered. When i finally plucked up the guts to pull open the door to his own home, his fears were realized as i saw the bodies of his parents on the floor, with a third figure in the background. As the mysterious person advanced forward, i recognized him – it was his brother, Itachi. Thinking Itachi had done battle with the murderer and slain him, i rushed forward, yelling about the other murders, when Itachi suddenly cut me. With the coldness of an iceberg, Itachi unleashed a new ability – Mangekyou Sharingan. The Sharingan was a special ability of the eye unique to the Uchiha clan, but Itachi had triggered an even more potent form of it
Looking into Itachi’s eyes, i was shown the events as though they were videotaped, with Itachi mercilessly and indiscriminately butchering the entire clan, ending with his own parents. i collapsed , mentally crippled from the shock and unable to take the revelation. Itachi gave me words to live his life by. “Foolish little brother… if you want to kill me, hate me. Detest me. Run, run away and live in an unsightly way.” However, i wasn’t done yet. Itachi had one more thing to reveal to me, telling me to investigate a scroll hidden away in a place in the Uchiha compound shrine.
After that, i grew up with only two things in mind: First and foremost, vengeance against Itachi for the genocide. Secondly, the revival of that clan. i made no secret of his plans, even when i was introduced to my three-man cell of me, Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno, led by the Jounin, Kakashi Hatake. my single-minded determination and exclusive drive led me to develop a superiority complex, respecting few and holding himself in an elitist view. Turning down the affections of Sakura and taking enjoyment from calling Naruto “dead last” due to his grades
my first major mission was escorting an architect and bridge expert, Tazuna, to his home in the poverty-stricken Wave Country. i showed exceptional skill when attacked by two Chuunin-level ninja from Hidden Mist village. Later on in the same mission, during an exercise to improve tree climbing, i managed to stay ahead of Naruto for a good length of time. i also stood toe to toe for a while with Haku, an exceptionally dangerous ninja with extreme speed and dexterity. It was during this battle that i awakened the legacy of my clan, the Sharingan
my life would be changed forever when I took part in the Chuunin exam. During the physical test, i faced an unknown opponent that totally overpowered the whole team and finished by leaving me with an odd marking on his neck and shoulder area. I left, declaring his name to be Orochimaru and that i would eventually seek him. i fell into a deadly and painful sleep, barely kept alive by Sakura’s efforts. However, as another 3-man cell closed in on them, my timely awakening brought a frightening revelation; the mark had expanded, covering one side of my body in a black flame pattern and granting me purple aura of power. In a matter of minutes, i had gone from motionless to an avenger, yanking the arms out of the sockets of one attacker and scaring his teammates off. The power he now had command over even went as far as to make Sakura afraid, begging me to stop
In the preliminary exams, the mark proved to carry several strings attached. It wanted to activate and expand several times, forcing me to be aggressive and causing me pain. i had to rely on innovation to survive, utilizing the Sharingan’s unique copying ability to adapt one of Rock Lee’s own techniques to suit himself. Orochimaru, watching in disguise, looked on with glee. Immediately after, Kakashi escorted me to a location away from the arena to suppress the mark, or “Cursed Seal”. However, Kakashi could not purge it completely, only allowing enough protection to stop it spreading involuntarily. The barrier was only as good as my own willpower, though. Kakashi took another precaution with me, personally tutoring him upon witnessing the abilities of my next opponent, Gaara of the Desert
i kept up his rebellious attitude, making a last-second arrival for his match. Gaara enclosed himself in a protective shell, forcing me to use the move Kakashi had spent a month teaching me – a thrusting strike enveloped in chakra that screeched with a noise like a thousand birds flying when the blow was delivered, giving it the nickname Chidori (Chidori means One Thousand Birds in Japanese). It penetrated the shell and for the first time in his life, Gaara saw his own blood. The shock drove the already unstable Gaara over the edge and his siblings carried him away. i gave chase as in invasion from the forces of Hidden Sound, backed up by Sand’s soldiers, swarmed in. i pursued Gaara and dispatched his sister, Temari, but when Gaara recovered, he was more of a monster than i could handle, forcing me to release the Cursed Seal in order to keep up with Gaara. Even so, i still fought a slowly losing battle against the maniacal ninja, who now resembled more of a demon than a boy
For the second time, Naruto succeeded where i had failed, where Naruto first defeated Haku’s death trap and rescued them. The events to come in the following weeks would re-shape my life forever. The criminal organization, Akatsuki, infiltrated Hidden Leaf seeking Naruto. The pair that visited was composed of an ex-Hidden Mist assassin, Kisame Hoshigaki and the ex-Hidden Leaf mass murderer… Itachi Uchiha. When i caught word of the event, I raced to find Naruto before Akatsuki did. i burst in on them before they abducted Naruto, with his life’s goal in front of him. Racing at Itachi with a Chidori so intense it peeled the skin from his hand, i was in denial as Itachi simply swatted the killing blow aside and proceeded to beat my will out of him, telling him i still didn’t hate and loathe enough and that i wasn’t willing to take the extra step. As further “encouragement”, Itachi used the technique Tsukiyomi, part of the Mangekyou Sharingan’s abilities, to make me re-live the murder of their parents at Itachi’s hands over and over in a loop, a nightmare which he couldn’t awake from for what was three days in my mind
i was incapacitated and didn’t recover from the experience, lying comatose in a hospital for a long time. When i finally awoke, i was visited by Sakura and Naruto, shoving Sakura aside and demanding a battle with Naruto. No punches were pulled during the battle and Naruto threw many clones against me. i was launched into the air so i unleashed a fireball to wipe many of them out. But as the smoke cleared, Naruto formed Rasengan to strike me falling . i answered with Chidori. Sakura threw herself between them, with Kakashi saving her by redirecting our strikes at a pair of twin water towers. i smirked at the “entry wound” my Chidori had caused in comparison to the size of Naruto’s, but was left feeling humiliated again when i saw the “exit wound” of the tower was far bigger than the one Chidori made. Kakashi soon warned me about what Chidori was taught to me for.i yelled back, justifying himself by asking Kakashi how I’d react if i suddenly murdered people close to him. Kakashi cheerfully replied that everyone close to him was already dead.
The very same night, i was visited by Orochimaru’s personal representatives, The Four Sounds. After suffering another humiliating defeat by their leader, Sakon, i activated his Cursed Seal and attacked. i was knocked back just as fast, as Sakon revealed that i was not unique in receiving the seal, nor was it the limit of the seal’s power. i was left the option of joining them and siding with Orochimaru, or staying and being weak in Hidden Leaf. With the memory of my loss to Itachi and his inferiority to Naruto fresh in his mind, i marched under the moonlight to the gate of the village. Sakura blocked my path and tearfully begged him not to leave, spilling her emotions to him and confessing her love. i, with a smirk, told her she was as annoying as ever and knocked her out, turning his back on her and the village.
Sakon explained to me that the seal would eventually grow naturally and grant him stronger power, but there was a way to speed up the process. However, the accelerated growth rate would prove too much for him and kill him, so they would provide a barrier that would merely cause him to fall into a coma for a number of hours. The awakening from it would be like the first time i woke up with the seal activated. Agreeing, i swallowed the pill Sakon gave him and fell unconscious, where the four placed him inside a casket and sealed it up with a powerful barrier spell. By this time, Sakura had alerted Hidden Leaf of my defection and a rescue party had been organized. With backup from Hidden Sand as a debt repaid, Hidden Sound’s escorts were defeated, but i had already burst free from the casket, with Naruto following him to the border of the country.
We battled fiercely, with me revealing the final thing that Itachi had told him – the requirement to activating the Mangekyou Sharingan was to kill your closest friend and that i had allowed Naruto to become such a person, now only an ingredient to gaining it. The two exchanged Rasengan and Chidori again, with the outcome being a stalemate. Naruto, realizing i was attacking with killing intent, attacked with all the force he could muster. i upped the ante, with the desperation to win resulting in his own Sharingan developing to take Naruto on. A stunning battle between the two resulted in them both digging down deep inside ourselves, with Naruto being almost fully possessed by the monstrous fox inside him and i demonstrating the abilities of his Cursed Seal’s new infection level. The two put all their chips on the table and exchanged enhanced versions of Rasengan and Chidori…&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br /><br />
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i awoke, with Naruto on his back and helpless. However, before he delivered the killing strike, he realized that he was simply obeying Itachi like a puppet. Instead, i left Naruto and continued on foot to Orochimaru’s location, proclaiming that i would seek power in his own way, spiting Itachi. As Orochimaru predicted, i came to him for power. However, i was unaware that Orochimaru was not training him for free, as Orochimaru desired the Sharingan for himself and planned to possess my body. An earlier complication meant that Orochimaru would have to wait around three years before he could possess me. In all likelihood, i would sink to any depth to accomplish his goals, even allowing Orochimaru to take over his body once he had killed Itachi.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br /><br />
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