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How Did Obito Survive Amaterasu? Complete Story Arc Explained

How Did Obito Survive Amaterasu? Complete Story Arc Explained
How Did Obito Survive Amaterasu? Complete Story Arc Explained

What can we say about Naruto? There is nothing to say about this anime other than the obvious fact that it is the greatest. With strong characters and absolutely amazing storyline, this is by far one of the best animes out there. Now, we have covered a lot of topics related to Naruto on this site. But this is by far one of the most unique ones. There is not much known about the incident, so there will only be theories regarding this one. In this article, we would be talking about how did Obito survive Amaterasu? Along with that, we will also be looking at the story leading up to this event.

Obito Uchiha was a proud ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village and a member of the Uchiha Clan. He, along with Kakashi and his childhood friend and crush, Rin, were part of the Team Minato after graduating from the academy. War was upon the world, and hence the missions were equally tough. On one such mission, Obito’s half body was crushed under a boulder. His parting gift to Kakashi was his Sharingan. He was presumed dead by the village. But in reality, he was saved by Madara and Zetsu. With the help of Hashirama’s cells, White Zetsu fused itself to Obito’s partially damaged body. After witnessing the death of his love at the hands of his own friend, Obito awakens his Mangekyou Sharingan.

He then swore revenge on the Hidden Leaf and this accursed world in general. Obito went back to Madara and formed Akatsuki with the help of Zetsu. He was the leader of the group but always remained in shadows as to not attract much attention. Enough with the history and sad past, let us now look at how did Obito survive Amaterasu?

 Story Leading Upto The Event

The Uchiha clan was planning a coup d’etat against the Hidden Leaf. And to prevent it, Danzo Shimura ordered Itachi Uchiha to annihilate his whole clan. He did so but left only Sasuke alive as he loved him too much. He instead told him that he sparred him because he was weak and was not at the same level as him. Itachi also told him to fight him once he had his eyes. Sasuke took it very seriously. He only focused on becoming strong and trained hard. And on his route to achieve power, he met Orochimaru at the Chunin Exam.

How Did Obito Survive Amaterasu? Complete Story Arc Explained

Itachi vs. Sasuke

There he gave Sasuke the curse mark, which increased his powers, but he was unable to control it. Orochimaru invited him to join him and learn to control his powers. Sasuke was reluctant at first but later did leave the village. Under Orochimaru’s wing, he was able to master the curse mark and improve his overall skills. With his newfound powers, Sasuke tries to kill Orochimaru and seals him away inside of him. He then ventured out to try and find his brother so that he could take revenge.

He finally finds him, and the two fight. At first, it was one genjutsu over another, but later they got serious and started attacking each other. Sasuke used his Kirin to subdue Itachi, but it failed as Itachi still had strength left in his body. Itachi then creates a Susanoo and draws the Sword of Totsuka. This helps him remove the curse mark along with Orochimaru out of Sasuke’s body. After witnessing this, Sasuke was visibly afraid and was against the wall when Itachi walked up to him and tapped his head, and smiled at him. And this marked the end of Itachi Uchiha.

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How Did Obito Survive Amaterasu?

It is now finally time to look at how did Obito survive Amaterasu? After witnessing his brother’s death, Sasuke awakened his Mangekyou Sharingan, and thus he lost consciousness. When he woke up, the first thing he was was Obito or the masked man standing in front of him. Itachi was smart, and he knew that the time would come when Sasuke would be face-to-face against Obito. And so he programmed a single-use Amaterasu in Sasuke’s eyes before dying. If Sasuke were to see Obito’s eyes, the Amaterasu would be used automatically on him. However, Obito survives, and there is a mist surrounding how he was able to survive the Amaterasu.

How Did Obito Survive Amaterasu? Complete Story Arc Explained

Obito getting burned by Amaterasu.

There are many theories regarding the same, but the one we think suits best is that Obito used Izanagi. Obito is able to use Izanagi as he has White Zetsu, which are basically Hashirama’s clones, and also, he is an Uchiha. Keep in mind that Obito did also have reserves of Sharingan. He could easily lose his one eye and not even care about it. Also, he did say that luckily Itachi did not know everything about him, which helped him. Now, we know for a fact that Itachi knew Obito slipped between dimensions, but what he did not know was that Obito could use Izanagi and also has reserved Sharingans.


So to summarize, how did Obito survive Amaterasu? According to us, he did so by using Izanagi. This could be completely possible, as we mentioned earlier. As he already had many reserve Sharingans, he could not care more about losing a single eye. There might be a possibility that he might have used Kamui, but for that, he would have had to teleport his clothes too as Amaterasu burns until there is nothing left. And seeing how he quickly came out without even breaking one-bit sweat, it is quite possible that the Izanagi theory is right. Thank you for reading and for more such amazing content, keep reading with us at Otakukart.

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