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How Old Was Itachi When He Killed His Clan? About The Young Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha
Itachi Uchiha

Uchiha Itachi is one of the most formidable characters of the entire Naruto Shippuden series. Born and growing in the era of war, he used to question himself about peace, and his intelligence was far greater than the rest of the ninjas. He sacrificed everything for his Village and Sasuke and lived his life in the shadows. Itachi also has its own best-selling novels, which are only based on his life story. Today, we will discuss everything about him and shine a light on his past so let’s get started.

Uchiha Itachi was a member of the Uchiha clan and the eldest son of Fugaku. He was extremely talented and intelligent, and it is said that he used to think like a Hokage when he was only 10 years old. He became the leader of Leaf Anbu Cops at the age of 12. He unlocked his Sharingan when his teammates were killed by Obito and unlocked his mangekyo Sharingan after witnessing the death of his childhood friend Shisui. Later in the series, he murdered his entire clan for some reasons which we will discuss in this article. So without wasting any time, let’s get started.

How Old Was Itachi When He Killed His Clan? The Truth Unfolds:

Now, let’s discuss the main reason behind the murder of the Uchiha Clan. Itachi was 21 years old when he murdered his entire clan. The story goes back to the days when the leaf council puts the Anbu surveillance on Uchiha Clan. The clan was planning coup d’etat, which means they were planning to take power forcefully from the existing Leaf government. Danzo and Third Hokage put two conditions in front of Itachi. Either murder his entire clan or save Sasuke by killing his entire clan. As he was loyal to Konoha, he chose the first option, and one night when everyone was sleeping, he murdered everyone, including his mother and father, and leave Sasuke in hatred and despair. He showed the fake reality to Sasuke and encouraged him to grow stronger and kill him someday. After killing his clan, the status of rogue ninja will be put on Itachi, so he decided to join the Organization Akatsuki as a spy for Konoha. So this was the complete reason behind the Uchiha Clan Massacre.

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How Old Was Itachi When He Killed His Clan?

Uchiha Itachi

Also, read: How Old Was Obito When He Fought Minato? The Untold Story Of Love And Despair

Abilities Of Itachi Uchiha:

As we read above, Itachi was very talented so let’s find out his abilities and what he was capable of. Itachi was the extreme user of Genjutsu and one of the most powerful Genjutsu users in the entire series. He managed to defeat Kakashi with just one look. He was able to use Mangekyo Sharingan to its full extent. He was the first person who showed Susanoo to Sasuke and encouraged him to master it. His one eye was able to cast Amaterasu, and one eye controlled the flames. He was also able to use forbidden Jutsus like Izanagi and Izanami, which helped Konoha at the time of war. He saved Leaf village from Kabuto’s reanimation Jutsu even after his death. So these were the abilities Itachi used to Possess.

How Old Was Itachi When He Killed His Clan?

Itachi in Akatsuki

More About Naruto/Naruto Shippuden Anime:

Naruto/Naruto Shippuden is a Japanese manga-based anime written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. The story revolves around Naruto, a lonely boy who got alienated by Villagers because of the demon fox that was sealed inside him. Everyone is scared of him, and villagers don’t allow their kids to go near Naruto because of his worthless existence. Despite so many hurdles, he aimed to become Hokage of the village. Later in the series, he found many good people who accepted him and formed a team under the guidance of Kakashi Hatake. He later grew stronger under the care of Legendary Master Jiraya. Very much later in the series, he was able to befriend Ninetails fox and became the seventh Hokage of the leaf. This is a Story of Naruto Uzumaki.

How Old Was Itachi When He Killed His Clan?

Naruto Anime

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Also, read: Sasuke’s Rinnegan – All The Powers and Abilities Explained!

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