Uchihas were one of the strongest clans in the Naruto universe. Madara Uchiha was able to control a tailed beast with just his visual prowess. He did not require any signs and seals to do so, unlike the Uzumaki Clan. He fought toe-to-toe against Hashirama Senju, his true friend and rival. And as you guys know, Hashirama was considered the God of Shinobi. This truly speaks to the capabilities of the Uchiha Clan and their Sharingan. There are only a few members of the Uchiha Clan who were able to unlock their Mangekyou Sharingan. One such guy was Shisui Uchiha. In this article, we will be talking about how did Shisui get his Mangekyou Sharingan? Along with that, we would also be talking about his life in general.
Before we jump into that, let us first understand what is the Mangekyou Sharingan and its powers. The Sharingan is awakened first in an Uchiha after they have some emotional urges. The Uchihas heavily rely on their emotions in order to get stronger. They are the only clan whose Kekkei Genkai is directly related to their emotions and heart. When an Uchiha feels very heavy emotions, what is born out of it is a strong visual prowess called Mangekyou Sharingan. This can only awaken in an Uchiha after they have witnessed some really heavy or heartbreaking event related to someone they know or love. And this phenomenon is called Curse of Hatred by Tobirama Senju himself. It is now time we look at How did Shisui get his Mangekyou Sharingan?
The Tale Of Shisui Uchiha
Shisui Uchiha was the son of Kagami Uchiha who was in Tobirama Senju’s team. He served alongside him, Danzo, and Hiruzen in the First Great Ninja War. After the events of the war, Hiruzen was appointed as the new Hokage, and Kagami decided to settle down. Soon after having a child, Kagami passed away at the very early age of 25, leaving behind his descendant, Shisui Uchiha. However, Shisui did inherit his father’s Will of Fire rather than the Uchiha’s infamous Curse of Hatred.
Shisui was regarded as a genius not only by his clan members but the people of Leaf Village too, and there was a good reason behind it. He awakened his Sharingan at a very early age. He used to practice day in and out, perfecting his skills and learning new ones. Moreover, he was truly intelligent, and he could make split-second decisions. From a very young age, Shisui was skilled in Kenjutsu and Shiruken Jutsu. This can be seen when he fought against two Anbu-level ninjas. He keeps a Tento handing just in case.
There was also an instance where a squad of Kirigakure was trying to attack and steal intel from Konoha. As soon as the leaf village was informed of the same, they wasted no time in deploying Shisui to the frontlines. The Kirigakure squad had Ao in it who had a Byakugan. Apparently, Shisui’s presence itself was enough to send a chill down enemies back. Upon sensing that the ninja approaching them was none other than Shuisui, Ao quickly decided to command his forces to retreat.
How Did Shisui Get His Mangekyou Sharingan?
Shisui Uchiha awakened his Mangekyo Sharingan after he witnessed the deaths of his close friends and team members. So the story goes like this, Shisui graduated from the academy during the events of the Third Great Ninja War. During those times, missions were tough, even for a Jonin level ninja. On one such mission, Shisui and his team encountered enemy forces. His friend and team members sacrificed himself so that others could escape. After witnessing the death of his very close friend and rival, Shisui awakened his Mangekyou Sharingan.
Shisui’s Sharingan is considered the strongest there is because of its undefeatable jutsu, Kotoamatsukami. This technique allowed him to enter anyone’s mind without even directly looking them in the eye and alter their thoughts and control their actions. It made them think that they are doing it of their own free will, but the case is just the opposite. Mangekyou Sharingan also gave him the powers to form a Susanoo. He thought that he could steer his clan away from going along with coup d’etat. However, he was stopped on his way by Danzo, the guy who is hated by the whole fandom.
Danzo was of the thinking that Shisui would eventually manipulate Konoha as well. And so, he and Shisui fought; Shisui managed to pin down Danzo, but he used Izanagi instead and managed to steal his right eye. Shisui somehow managed to escape before Danzo could take his other eye. He then met Itachi and entrusted him with his left eye before jumping off the cliff and into the river flowing beneath it. He died, but his body was never recovered. Shisui left a suicide note behind, which stopped the planning of coup d’etat for a few years.
To summarize how did Shisui awaken his Mangekyou Sharingan, he did so after witnessing the death of his close friend. The ability to not do anything and watch him just die was the emotional trigger responsible for the awakening. Shisui then sacrificed his life for the sake of his village and also his clan. He entrusted his eyes and will to Itachi Uchiha, who witnessed him dying and, in turn, awakened his own Mangekyou Sharingan. The coup d’etat planning was halted for a few years but was eventually brought back. To which, Itachi, from the order of Danzo, massacred his entire clan and left only Sasuke alive. And the Curse of Hatred continued.