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[[ItWasHisSled If you're still in the dark about it]], Tobi is the true mastermind behind Akatsuki and Zetsu is his right hand man, er, plant man thing. Together, they are the Akatsuki threat that drags the world into its final battle. With White Zetsu dead, his creator, Madara Uchiha has taken his place.

This page exists because the Akatsuki page grew so unbelievably large that it had to be split. See [[Characters/{{Naruto-Akatsuki}} here]] for the other Akatsuki members.

Note that all three of Team Tobi are essentially WalkingSpoiler.

''Here be spoilers. Any thing that has not been aired on the free version[[note]]one week after the paid version[[/note]] of [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Naruto_Shippuden Crunchyroll]] should be spoiler-tagged.''

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[[folder:Tobi / Obito Uchiha]] %% MOD NOTE: Don't put any other name on the top of the folder. It's spoileriffic in more ways than one.
-->''[[MemeticMutation "Tobi is a good boy!"]]'' ([[BeamMeUpScotty Zetsu]])

-->''"[[ThatManIsDead I'm no one]]. [[LossOfIdentity I don't want to be anyone]], [[TheUnfettered all I care about is completing the Moon's Eye plan.]]"''

-->"''Whether '''I''' survived or not is beside the point. [[EvilFormerFriend But why I never came back]]? Indeed. If you really want an answer, I guess it would be ... [[TheLostLenore because you allowed Rin to die.]]''"

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TobiCharacter_3118.png
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->'''Tobi/Obito''': Creator/WataruTakagi (JP), Micheal Yurchak (EN)

->'''"Madara"''': Creator/NaoyaUchida (JP), Creator/NeilKaplan (EN), Creator/NolanNorth (EN, NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2), Creator/VicMignogna (EN, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3), Alex Saudinós (Spain)

The real leader of Akatsuki and main antagonist of the series.

Prior to the start of the series, Tobi [[UnreliableExpositor claims to have masterminded]] several key events: bestowing the Rinnegan to Nagato; pushing for Yahiko to found the Akatsuki; and taking control of Yagura, the Fourth Mizukage and jinchuriki of the Three-Tailed Beast. Twelve years before the start of the series Tobi attacked Konoha and unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox from its jinchuriki, Kushina Uzumaki, indirectly causing her death and that of her husband Minato Namikaze. Eight years later he assisted Itachi in slaughtering the Uchiha clan, and at some point met with Danzo.

In the present, Tobi was introduced as Zetsu's underling and a replacement partner for Deidara after Sasori's death. He was a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} zany comic relief]] JokeCharacter, being constantly beaten up by Deidara, but possessed [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] and constantly wore an [[CoolMask orange, spiral-patterned mask]]. He was seemingly killed when Deidara committed suicide, but came BackFromTheDead claiming to be [[DeadPersonImpersonation Madara Uchiha]]. He subsequently dropped the goofy facade and revealed Itachi's true motives to Sasuke, further driving him down the path of revenge. He enlisted Taka as Akatsuki associates, and revealed the existence of the Sage of the Six Paths to Naruto before declaring war on the entire Ninja World. To this end, he created an army of White Zetsus, reluctantly allied himself with Kabuto, killed Konan in a fight, stole the Rinnegan, revived the Jinchuriki to serve as his Six Paths of Pain, and is attempting to resurrect the [[EldritchAbomination Ten Tailed Beast]] in order to become its jinchuriki and take over the world by [[MassHypnosis hypnotizing everyone]]. He got into a fight that was initially just against Naruto and Bee, but eventually expanded to the entire Shinobi Alliance. Despite being unable to capture the Eight and Nine Tails he managed to revive the Ten Tails anyway with samples of their chakra (tailed beasts are basically just living chakra anyway) and briefly became its jinchuriki before Madara haxed it for himself.

In addition, as Kabuto indirectly revealed, Tobi '''is not the real Madara'''. It is eventually revealed that he is, in fact, [[{{Characters/Naruto-OtherLeafVillageMembers}} Obito Uchiha]], a teammate of Kakashi Hatake who seemingly sacrificed himself to save his comrades. He was rescued by an elderly Madara Uchiha, who replaced the damaged half of his body with tissue from the [[PlantPerson Living Statue of Hashirama]]. Obito initially refused to aid Madara in his [[AssimilationPlot Eye of the Moon plan]], but after [[DespairEventHorizon witnessing Rin's death]] he returned and received his training. After Madara's death, Obito cast aside his name and took up Madara's name as an alias, meeting with Nagato (who was given his Rinnegan eyes by the real Madara) and proposing an alliance, thus forming the foundations of Akatsuki.

He also became the host of the Ten Tails; however the combined efforts of the Alliance led by Naruto freed the Tailed Beasts from the Ten-Tails, leaving him nothing but the useless husk.

Tobi is also the main antagonist of Naruto Shippuden Movie 6.
->His hobby is accompanying "Deidara-senpai".
->Favorite phrase: "Secret"
-> Note that they are all from his goofy facade.

%%Note to all editors: When editing this page, please be sure to use the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment. A lot is happening with the new chapters, and there are a ''lot'' of varying opinions about this character, as well as constantly changing tropes. Please take this into consideration as you post new tropes or edit old ones.

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* AchillesHeel: The fact that his and Kakashi's Sharingan eyes are using the same dimension for Kamui enabled the heroes to hit him a few times.
** [[spoiler:After becoming the Juubi's Jinchuriki, he's able to negate any ninjutsu, including Edo Tensei. However he can't cancel out senjutsu/Sage techiques, which allowed Naruto to injure him.]]
* AffablyEvil[=/=]FauxAffablyEvil: Is a bit of both; he acts polite, patient, easy going and pretty laid-back but he's really a zealot that will stop at nothing to accomplish his goals.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Obito is getting this treatment towards the end of the confrontation with him.]]
* AlienBlood: We've seen blood in this series. Whatever it is that comes out when he cuts off his arm, it's ''not'' human blood. [[spoiler:It's plant matter.]]
* AlmightyIdiot: [[spoiler:Obito's initial inability to control the Ten Tails results in it almost tearing his psyche to pieces, to the point where when Minato tells Obito to stop, the guy doesn't even recognize his own name.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Minato:''' Stop it, Obito... That's enough!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Obito:''' O... Bi... To...?]]
** [[spoiler:After crossing the BishonenLine, he regains his intelligence.]]
* AlternateDimension: Obito's unique Kamui ability leaves him in a near-constant state of dimensional flux, in-between reality, and somewhere else. Meaning, its almost impossible to catch or hit him.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: [[spoiler:As the Jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails, he has unnatural greyish white skin.]]
* AntagonistAbilities:
** Sharingan Powers:
*** {{Intangibility}}: His version of Kamui lets him phase through things.
*** MindManipulation: He can hypnotize people with a glance.
*** PowerDuplication: The Sharingan is capable of memorizing any jutsu it observes.
*** RealityWarping: He can use Izanagi to temporarily warp reality.
*** SuperSenses: The Sharingan can see chakra.
*** VillainTeleportation: His Kamui allows him to teleport just about anywhere.
** Rinnegan Powers:
*** PeoplePuppets: He can use chakra rods to control people as the Paths of Pain.
*** TouchOfDeath: He can extract a person's soul using the Human Path.
** Other Powers:
*** DamageReduction: His Senju cells make him superhumanly durable.
*** EnergyAbsorption: He can potentially use the Preta Path and Senju cells to absorb chakra.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Started out as a lonely heartwarming orphan like Naruto but gets [[BreakTheCutie crushed]] before the death of the person he [[TheLostLenore loved the most]] in a brutal war scheme which leads him to hate the world and try to change it through an AssimilationPlot, he may have commited several atrocities but in a [[CrapsackWorld world filled with child soldiers and senseless conflicts]] his goals appeal to him as the only solution to end suffering and reunite himself and other people with their deceased loved ones.]]
** [[spoiler:His internal conflict regarding his evil actions in the face of his former idealism is the primary reason [[InvincibleVillain he]] is actually defeated; if deep down he didn't regret his actions or had completely given up the love he held for his comrades then he would have killed Naruto and completed his plan a long time ago instead of playing ComplexityAddiction and debating the beliefs of the protagonist.]]
** [[spoiler: Becomes an AntiHero in chapter 665 when he attacks Madara and declares he is [[HesBack "Obito Uchiha" and not Madara. ]] ]]
* AppendageAssimilation: Tobi can regrow his arms using the Hashirama clone, and can swap out ''eyes '' as needed.
** This is because half his body was crushed by a boulder and replaced with Zetsu cells, and he gave his original left eye to Kakashi.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Was this to Minato, who he ends up causing the death of.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sure, Madara sacrificing him to revive himself is tragic, but this is the same man who had slaughtered his own clan [[note]] with Itachi's help [[/note]], caused the inner conflict within the Mist Village using the Fourth Mizukage as a figure head, manipulated the Akatsuki into a criminal organization to commit atrocities across the nations, and was directly responsible for Naruto being an orphan in the first place; it's kinda hard to not feel that it was LaserGuidedKarma for all the stuff he pulled.]]
* AssimilationPlot: His main goal. Kishimoto may have got the idea from his brother. [[spoiler:And considering how this desire was [[TheLostLenore triggered by the death of his beloved Rin]], he's on the way to becoming the ninja equivalent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]]].
* TheAtoner: After his [[spoiler:Heel-Face Turn, he tries to redeem himself, by saving Naruto and then asking Sakura to destroy the Rinnegan]].
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Madara was behind Rin's death and was thus, responsible for his StartOfDarkness.]]
* AxCrazy: Was a ''horrifying'' example of the trope when he ''slaughtered'' the Hidden Mist troops [[spoiler: who were responsible for Rin's death]] - and this from a 14-year-old. He's calmed down somewhat as an adult, though his insanity remains. [[spoiler: At least up until his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* {{Badass}}: The true leader of Akatsuki is no pushover, starting a world war without batting an eyelash. [[spoiler:His badassery comes from being personally trained by the original Madara Uchiha. Even then, Obito screws over his EvilMentor's plans by becoming the first person since the Sage of Six Paths to seal the [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tailed Beast]] into [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan himself]]]].
** After [[HeelFaceTurn coming to his senses]], he helps fight Madara who took his place as the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki.
** BadassBaritone / GutturalGrowler: He fulfills the former in the Japanese and English versions, as well as the latter in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBl_tFFXvok English dub of Storm 3]].
** BadassBoast: Quite a few, honestly. No surprise, considering he's the BigBad.
-->"... If you want to see what's under my mask... '''You're gonna have to work for it. Eight-Tails... Nine-Tails... I will capture you both... ''And complete the Moon's Eye!'''''"
-->"I am Madara Uchiha, and I possess the power of Hashirama Senju! I am unique! I am the second Sage of the Six Paths!"
* BarrierWarrior: His usage of Uchiha Keanjin (''Uchiha Flame Battle Trap'') makes him one. Doubles as PlayingWithFire.
* BarredFromTheAfterlife: [[spoiler:After his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]] he thinks that for his crimes he's unworthy to ever see Rin again in the afterlife.]]
* TheBeastmaster: Obito's appearance [[spoiler: after becoming the Ten Tail's Jinchuuriki, though incomplete, is still strangely more attuned to the beast-like nature of the God Tree, and unlike any other Jinchuuriki transformation, including the Sage of The Six Paths, and more recently, Madara.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: After a fashion. This is why his true identity is such a shock to Kakashi; the young, kind-hearted, idealistic Obito develops into somebody who is apparently perfectly willing to kill thousands to maintain those ideals through rewriting a CrapsackWorld reality.
* BecomingTheMask: He chose alternatively to be [[DeadPersonImpersonation Madara Uchiha]] or a faceless "no one", presumably to forget about his past. This probably made it a lot easier for the former idealist to commit atrocities.
** [[spoiler:Confirmed in chapter 653 when Naruto calls out Obito on trying to run away from everything that he was before by becoming Tobi and committing atrocities in the name of world peace. Naruto even describes it in the preceding chapter as [[LampshadeHanging a mask Obito is wearing.]]]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:After becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Juubi, he can shape his black orbs into the Sword of Nunoboko, a legendary blade used by the Sage of the Six Paths.]]
* BigBad: Easily the most involved antagonist in the series, from Kurama's attack on Konoha to the Fourth Shinobi World War.
** BigBadDuumvirate: Kabuto forced Tobi into an alliance by blackmailing him with Madara's body, but now that he's blown Tobi's cover, Kabuto's lost his hold over Akatsuki. He is also this with Madara.
** BigBadEnsemble: Alternatively competed with Orochimaru over it, before taking the reins once the Uchiha brothers threw Orochimaru under the bus.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: To Madara. He was irritated when he learned that Kabuto just Edo Tensei'd the real Madara whom he had no intention to resurrect in the first place.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Obito manages to steal this moment, for if he did not turn against Madara [[DarkestHour at the final moment]], and prevent him from taking his Rinnegan, and Yin Kurama, all would have been lost.]]
** [[spoiler: He also saves Naruto and Sakura respectively from Madara's wrath.]]
* BishonenLine: [[spoiler:He forces himself across it just before the Ten-Tails can completely destroy his mind.]]
* BlatantLies: "[[AskAStupidQuestion I didn't unleash the Nine-Tails on Konoha]], it was a natural disaster."
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:In Chapter 609, when Kakashi attacks his body parts while within Kamui.]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He goes through this when he becomes the Ten Tails Jinchuriki until he gains control over its power. It happens on two levels - his physical body starts to look like the actual Ten Tails, while his mental self is torn apart piece-by-piece. It starts tearing his head in two before he reasserts control.]]
* BreakingLecture: Several, but the most devastating must be the one he gives to Kakashi, about how he wants to create a world where "heroes don't stand over graves apologizing for their failures".
** [[spoiler:In chapter 608 he almost succeeded in giving Kakashi a HeroicBSOD. It takes Naruto shouting to Obito that "He won't let his friends die", mirroring when Kakashi said that against Zabuza, to put him back on track.]]
** [[spoiler:Tries again on Naruto after Neji dies and almost succeeds, but Hinata and Kurama [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan put Naruto back on track]]. Obito's obsession to break Naruto's spirit so badly is to validate to himself that the path he has chosen is the right one]].
* BrokenPedestal: Kakashi spent ''years'' trying to live up to Obito's loyalty to his comrades and kindhearted nature, and emulated his personality and mannerisms as a memorial to him.
* CannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler: It turns out Madara placed a seal on Obito's heart which would have prevent him from killing himself should he had abandoned the Moon Eye Plan and opted for an easier way to end his suffering, it also prevented him from becoming the Juubi's Jinchuuriki in case he tried to side step Madara on the plan.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: Invoked in universe, this is Obito's reasoning for doing what he does. Rin is Rin only if she's alive, Kakashi is Kakashi only if he can protect Rin, therefore the world he is living in is not the real one. Using the Eternal Tsukuyomi he can pretend this never happened.
* CaptainObviousReveal: A DoubleSubversion. He's Obito Uchiha. Everyone saw it coming, or so it seemed. What makes the reveal so masterful is that fans theorized Tobi was Obito the moment he appeared (at the beginning of Part II) due to all the obvious character traits; his similarly sounding name, his mask having a single eyehole on the right side and his pretty much being a happy-go-lucky idiot nobody took seriously to name a few. However, when Tobi revealed himself as "Madara Uchiha" much later, all of a sudden readers abandoned that theory because Tobi took such a huge leap in {{Badass}} from his goofy self, it seemed almost impossible for him to be the [[IdiotHero Uchiha from Kakashi Gaiden]]. The later reveals, namely his manipulations of Sasuke and the rest of the cast, his inherent knowledge of the historical ''Naruto'' universe, his unleashing of Kyubi on Konoha and giving the Fourth Hokage the fight of his life only convinced people further, as it all seemed too far beyond Obito's capabilities. These "logical" facts were so strong that even those who weren't convinced he was Madara still didn't believe he was Obito, with theories surrounding his true identity (ranging from the somehow still living Izuna Uchiha to the elder son of the Sage of Six Paths) being rampant. And even when Kakashi connected the dots with Kamui (i.e. the fact Tobi's teleportation/intangibility were just a variation of the technique) and when the Mangekyo design of Tobi's Sharingan was revealed, the readers still did not know for sure that Tobi was Obito (as Sharingan can be transferred or stolen and implanted into anyone) until Madara himself confirmed it one chapter after his reveal (episode 343). Long story short, the ''mangaka'' made Tobi's true identity obvious from the beginning and ''still'' fooled everyone, by making him so {{Badass}} that Obito seemed like the last person in the universe he could have been.
* ChainPain: Used a pair of chains on his wrists in his fight with Minato which combined with his intangibility to be pretty deadly. Also uses chakra chains to control the Tailed Beasts.
* ChekhovsGunman: Seemed like a comic relief type of guy and a TokenGoodTeammate in Akatsuki, but even then, there was something off about him from the start. This can apply to his true identity, as well.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:While Madara came up with the Moon-Eye Plan and started Akatsuki, practically everything afterward was directed by Tobi. Including the manipulation of Nagato and Sasuke, leading Akatsuki from behind the scenes, using the Nine-Tails to attack Konoha and eventually close the curtain on his own clan, all while impersonating Madara. On the other hand, Madara may have instructed him on what he was to do after his death.]]
** As of chapter 675, in the grand scheme of things, [[spoiler: Obito has always been Madara's pawn, the start of his downward spiral into darkness and hatred. Madara prepared for every eventuality. Placed many forms of control on the young man, even orchestrating his love's death, to ensure Obito would become a living puppet to his will.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As part of his goofy "Tobi" facade.
* CombatHandFan: Uses a ''gunbai''.
* ComboPlatterPowers: As an Uchiha, Tobi has the Fire Release, Sharingan and Mangekyo Sharingan and all of the accompanying abilities. He also has the Senju DNA, which grants him great vitality and immense chakra reserves (which presumably allows him to constantly use his Mangekyo Sharingan with minimal chakra drain and no side effects to his eyes), regeneration on the right side of his body, SuperStrength and the First Hokage's legendary Wood Release. In addition, he also has Earth, Water, Yin, Yang, and Yin-Yang Releases. Oh and right now, he currently has possession of the Rinnegan, and we all know how much of a StoryBreakerPower that is.
** [[spoiler:He also became the Ten Tails' jinchuriki, giving him greatly increased physical capabilities and a new release which allows him to manipulate black spheres of pure chakra, noted by the Third Hokage to be similar to the Particle Release, which is capable of violating the Law of Conservation of Matter, basically erasing from existence everything that comes in contact with it. Malleable black holes that can change form and volume as he so pleases, while annihilating his victims without a trace. OP much?]]
* ComplexityAddiction: For the past sixteen odd years he has had the ability to teleport himself and others anywhere at any time instantly. He could have accomplished his goal in a matter of hours at literally any point during that time and avoid the entire Fourth World War thing, as well as any actual use for Akatsuki, in the first place. The only reason seems to be that it would go against the plan and would not [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim be fair]]. He claims, however, that he wants Naruto to fight Sasuke (people that, mind you, didn't exist for half that time, and didn't even know each other until much much later than they were born), that he even ''needs'' it. Quite a lot of his plan seems to be to set that ultimate battle up, for whatever mysterious end.
** [[spoiler:Handwaved on chapter 655, given that Obito never completely abandoned his former ideals it's likely he spent most of those years WanderingTheEarth trying to confirm if his plan was really the right thing to do. His erratic behaviour between a totally focused mastermind willing to kill newborn babies and a flippant fool toying with his own organization can be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation seen]] as a deeply conflicted man avoiding to face his pain and doubts while furthering [[LotusEaterMachine a goal to escape them completely]].]]
* CoolMask: Obito has had three masks: an orange mask with a black flame like pattern, an orange spiral-shaped mask resembling Guruguru's face, and a white mask resembling the Rinnegan with the Sharingan's tomoe.
* TheCorrupter: To both Nagato and Sasuke to a degree, but ultimately fails thanks to Naruto and Itachi. [[spoiler:[[EvilCounterpart After recognizing his younger self in Naruto]], he makes an attempt on him too.]]
* CosmicPlaything: An idealistic boy with a heart of gold who nearly dies horribly protecting his friends only to wake up trapped in the clutches of a fatalistic [[EvilOldFolks evil ancestor]] who gives him a cruel BreakingSpeech before leaving him to a gruelling recovery. Said boy clinged to the dreams of his team mates just to stay alive [[spoiler:and after barely recovering he went on a [[ShootTheShaggyDogStory desperate yet pointless]] attempt to save them because his best friend broke his promise, the woman he loved [[SuicideByCop killed herself]] to [[HeroicSuicide avoid destroying her village]] and, to his view, all he did in his life prior to that moment became meaningless over a war that employed [[HumansAreBastards cruel and immoral tactics]] for the sake of victory.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:After a [[MindScrew horrible]] VillainousBreakdown, having seven Bijuu ripped out of his body and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath giving up on his life]] for the sake of [[MessianicArchetype Naruto]], he is [[PuppeteerParasite possessed by Zetsu]], forced to revive [[BiggerBad Madara]] and then [[HeelFaceDoorSlam fight his friend and Sensei]] while dying slowly and painfully.]]
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Rin's death is what pushed Obito beyond the DespairEventHorizon and directly motivated him into becoming Tobi. This is later expanded upon in that, while Rin's death was his emotional breakdown and his StartOfDarkness, it was the cruel plot behind her death that made him lose faith in the world and hate the ninja system for creating that kind of situation.]]
* DarkChick: Tobi's role in Akatsuki. When they thought he had been killed, Pain mentioned someone of his caliber would be easy enough to replace. Kisame retorts that Tobi could at least brighten up the room.
* DarkMessiah: According to Madara. He thinks that the world is horrible beyond repair and only turns worse, so the only way to fix it is to fundamentally change reality. Sets up a deliberate contrast to [[AllLovingHero Naruto]].
* DeadPersonImpersonation: In spite of what he would like everyone, perhaps even himself to believe, he is [[WhamEpisode NOT the original Madara Uchiha.]] The fact that he actually ''is'' supposed to be a dead person makes it more complicated.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has a tendency to make blunt, rude and disrespectful comments to his enemies.
* DeathWail / OverlyLongScream: When he witnessed Rin's death and carry-on during the slaughter of Mist ANBU.
* DespairEventHorizon: Rin's death was this for him. Although he doesn't seem to care anymore. It doesn't help that chapter 604 reveals that it was Kakashi that killed Rin, when Obito told him to protect her. [[spoiler:Later explained that he found out the truth about the situation and didn't blame Kakashi at all for her death. Instead he blames the world and how corrupted and brutal it is.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Nothing, absolutely nothing '''will''' stop him. The destruction of his organization, the five great shinobi nations, the immortal zombie Hokages, the AllLovingHero and his ''own'' eye battling him at the same time and beating him to an inch of his life or even Madara betraying him and robing him of his life support. He will simply get up and keep going]].
** Then he [[spoiler:pulled back together his own mind after being ripped apart by the Ten tails by pure force of will through the [[PowerOfLove love he still has for Rin]]]].
** Despite losing everything after [[spoiler: reviving his former master, Obito realizes the sins he committed and is now determined to make up for it. Fighting off someone with the powers of a god, and Black Zetsu, while slowly dying makes this guy the most determined character in the manga ''period''.]]
** He's on his way to holding the world record for living the longest after performing the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.
* DeusExMachina: His HeelFaceTurn and [[spoiler: restoring Yin Kurama to Naruto saves the kid's life, at a point where he was near-dead.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: A nice contrast to [[EvilOverlord Orochimaru]].
* DiscardAndDraw: Subverted, he sacrificed his unused Sharingan eye and replaced it with a much more powerful Rinnegan eye.
* DishingOutDirt: Has been shown to have at least "Earth" for his chakra nature.
* DragonWithAnAgenda[=/=]TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Madara trained Obito and put him in charge of carrying on the Moon's Eye Plan following his death, but all along he only viewed him as a replacement for Nagato in case [[CrazyPrepared something happened to throw off the Rinne Tensei resurrection]]. Obito, on the other hand, was using Madara in order to become the jinchuuriki of the Ten Tailed Beast himself.]]
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Tobi's Mangekyo Sharingan abilities make him a defensively formidable combatant. Even knowing about his abilities and planning against them isn't enough, as Fu and Torune can testify. So in order to get past this, all of his opponents have had some sort of exclusive technique to counter his warping/intangible abilities. Minato was able to defeat Tobi by just a ''split-second'' using his FlashStep technique; Konan had been observing Tobi's abilities in Akatsuki the whole time and she had to ''[[CrazyPrepared heavily]]'' [[CrazyPrepared plan, simulate and plant billions of traps]] to battle him, and she still lost; Kakashi, Naruto, Guy, and Killer Bee had been having trouble even scratching Tobi until Kakashi realized he just happened to have the exact same Kamui dimension as Tobi.
** He possesses the Rinnegan and yet he hasn't demonstrated even half of the techniques that Nagato had. Whether this is due to having only one Rinnegan eye, not as much chakra or experience as Nagato, or just [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgetting about them]], there's no denying that he'd have a massive StoryBreakerPower if he uses all the Rinnegan techniques.
*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] a is turns out the Rinnegan is so powerful that Obito could barely control one eye without losing himself.
** [[spoiler:After becoming the jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails, Obito is unable to use Kamui due to having the Juubi sealed inside his body. This is sort of justified, as the Ten-Tail jinchuriki Obito is already a PhysicalGod, and Ten-Tail jinchuriki Obito with Kamui would virtually make him an invincible PhysicalGod.]]
** [[spoiler:He [[EleventhHourSuperpower regains the ability to use Kamui when he starts ripping the Ten-Tails]] from its latest jinchuriki, Madara. Much to Madara's annoyance, because it means, despite his god-like powers, he cannot catch Obito]].
* DramaticUnmask: Naruto finally manages to shatter his mask by exploiting a weakness in his defenses — and in the process, confirms the Obito theory.
* DuelBoss: [[spoiler:In chapter 628, he pulls Kakashi and himself into Kamui, isolating the two of them from the rest of the fighting while mentioning that he was "waiting for this". Presumably, he wants to invoke this on his old teammate.]]
* DumbassNoMore: According to the databooks, his intelligence was a 1/5 as a kid. As an adult, he becomes TheChessmaster.
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:After the Bijus are separated from him Minato and Naruto stop Kakashi and Sasuke from killing him, in spite of him possibly indirectly helping to cause the latter's clan's demise, and directly causing the death of the former two's wife and mother, as well as Minato himself.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted, in that Naruto states that he'll be facing punishment from the Leaf Village for his crimes.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: Madara replaced the crushed half of Obito's body with the plant matter grown from the First Hokage's cells.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: For his Tobi persona, his appearance at the end of the Rescue Gaara arc showcases his irreverence, goofiness, and general lack of skills. Which is exactly what he wanted people to think of him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is repulsed by Kabuto's Edo Tensei spell, though this may more or less be because [[spoiler:a large part of his plan hinged on the world believing he was Madara Uchiha and immortal. Proving Madara was actually dead would have probably forced him into using a backup plan.]]
** EveryoneHasStandards: Even ''he'' hates Madara Uchiha.
* EvilAlbino: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten Tails's Jinchuuriki he gets inhumanly pale skin.]]
* EvilCounterpart:
** His personality was originally not dissimilar to Naruto's, he even wanted to be Hokage at one point. [[spoiler:He himself has noted the similarities, though he presumes Naruto will end up like him in the end. He even tries to pull a BreakTheCutie to show him how [[CrapSackWorld horrible]] the real world is, and [[TheCorrupter accelerate the process]].]]
** He's also one for Kakashi given their past history together, similar (superficial) trickster personality traits, and the same Sharingan abilities. [[spoiler:Chapter 655 has Kakashi explicitly admit that he could have very well sunken into the same mindset of despair and hopelessness that Obito did after Rin died, but it was the fact that Obito entrusted him with his eye and indirectly, Obito's hopes for a better world for Rin, that made him keep going.]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Subverted in that he originally kept the same outfit after being revealed as the BigBad. Played straight when he replaces his old mask with one that resembles the Ten-Tailed Beast's single eye. Also, he now wears the same robes and holds the same giant "fan" (actually a gunbai) that Madara Uchiha wore in the latter flashbacks, as opposed to his old Akatsuki uniform.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Kakashi.
* EvilGenius: Where to start?
** This is taken UpToEleven when you realize that he started the genin killing graduation in Kiri, he basically made kids kill each other to get back at what only a few ''adults'' did. Man, what a {{Hypocrite}}.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Taken UpToEleven by Neil Kaplan in the dub.
* {{Expy}}: Forcing an [[spoiler:AssimilationPlot]] to be reunited with someone he loves? Sees himself in the protagonist of the series? Sounds like a ninja version of [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] and [[CodeGeass Charles Zi Britannia]].
* TheFaceless: We've only been able to see a small part of his right eye and there are numerous wrinkles around it. He probably does look very aged. Or tired. Chapter 599 reveals that the supposed wrinkles are actually scars.
* FallenHero: Big time, [[spoiler:and deconstructed for all it's worth in his VillainousBreakdown.]]
* ForWantOfANail: [[spoiler:While clashing with Naruto's team all-out attack, Obito finds himself imagining how would his life have turned out if he decided to return to Konoha instead of joining Madara's plan. [[TearJerker It's pretty sad to read to say the least.]]]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** During the fight between Deidara and Sasuke, he acts all goofy as usual until he gets away from the fight and mentally explains Deidara's C4 technique in all its details for the readers. It's the first clear hint of his ObfuscatingStupidity.
** There's also a case of foreshadowing by ''absence''. He is never shown using the Mangekyou Sharingan, presumably because his eye doesn't have [[ExoticEyeDesigns Madara's distinctive design]], which in retrospect, was probably the strongest clue that he isn't actually Madara... along the fact Zetsu kept calling him Tobi even after he started to claim he was Madara.
** When he partially reveals his face to Sasuke to expose his Sharingan, you see it looks wrinkled, so you assume he's an old man. You would be wrong. Those are actually the scars from where Obito's skin streched and deformed from the boulders smashing half his face.
** Tobi's remark to Sasuke in Chapter 397 about understanding how confusing it is when "some weirdo takes you in and starts saying shocking things" suddenly makes sense when you realize that his second encounter with Sasuke [[spoiler:[[HistoryRepeats paralleled how he met Madara]].]]
*** In the same scene, he somehow survives being set afire by an Amaterasu trap set by Itachi. He reflects that is was a good thing he kept some secrets from Itachi. [[spoiler: That secret being [[RealityWarper Izanagi]].]]
** In chapter 552, Itachi reminded Naruto not to bear the weight of peace all by himself, or else he would become like "Madara". [[spoiler:After it revealed that he was actually Naruto's parallel in Team Minato it suddenly makes a lot of sense, even if accidental, since Itachi called him Madara when he had no reason to lie, proving that he really didn't know who Tobi is.]].
** When Naruto and Bee confront Tobi, he tries to persuade them to accept the Moon Eye Plan by stating that anyone with a tailed beast [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan sealed in them]] faces a [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer life]] [[TykeBomb of]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds despair]]. [[spoiler:His witnessing Rin's suicide due to having a tailed beast forced upon her led to the entire fiasco.]]
** A blink and you'll miss it moment basically foreshadows who he is. Early in Shippuden Kakashi used Kamui on Deidara and it took off the man's arm. Tobi shows up with the arm but we don't see how or where he got it. Then we learn that Tobi can make himself intangible using some kind of ability related to his Sharingan. [[spoiler:Of course he'd have Deidara's arm, he can go to the world Kakashi sends stuff in when he uses Kamui because he's Obito, who has the other Sharingan, a fact that is also foreshadowed when Tobi tells Kakashi Kamui would not work on him.]]
** When speaking to Sasuke, his account of the warring clan era doesn't paint himself in a good light at all. Additionally, at the Kage Summit, he chuckles when the Kages accuse him of enacting the AssimilationPlot for the sake of his [[AGodIAm god complex]]. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a hint of his TeethClenchedTeamwork with the real Madara.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Rin's death and Kakashi's failure [[spoiler:made him realize how brutal the world is, making him believe that the reality he lives in cannot be real and only his AssimilationPlot can save humanity and repair the emptiness left by deceased ones]].
** [[spoiler:The further one digs in his character, the more insane and in denial he is revealed to be. He denies Rin's HeroicSacrifice on the basis that holding her real memories, INCLUDING the fact that Kakashi had intended every bit to keep his promise to protect her, would only bring himself pain whereas an ideal Rin who lived can end his sorrows; he insanely believes everyone will feel the same way once his [[LotusEaterMachine plan]] succeeds.]]
* FriendshipDenial: Sakura has only ever known him as ''the'' enemy, though accepts him as an ally and [[spoiler: personally thanks him for saving Naruto's life]]. [[BeAllMySinsRemembered Obito tells her to keep thinking of him as an enemy]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Obito Uchiha was a joke who only managed to activate his Sharingan minutes before his death. Tobi, conversely, is a Kage level threat who can take on Naruto, B, Kakashi, and Guy all at once.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:With Memna in Road To Ninja]].
** [[spoiler:The Spiral Zetsu does this with Obito in the main series.]]
* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Invoked on him by Madara. Even if he doesn't like Madara, he ends up inheriting his ideals and vision regardless. He also tries to turn Sasuke into a Generation Xerox of himself.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Rin's death and Kakashi's obsession with his regrets and shame broke him utterly.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: What tends to happen when you have a boulder smash half your head.
* GreenThumb: [[spoiler:He can use Wood Style.]]
* HairstyleInertia: Although his hair grew out during his time in Madara's cave of evil, he trims it back to the style he had as Obito, making his true identity even more obvious.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: A rare vertical example, as the entire right side of his body was smashed by the boulder and replaced with tissue taken from a prototype "Spiral" Zetsu. The tissue took time to mature and strengthen, [[spoiler:which was evident when Obito tried to punch out a solid stone wall, only to smash his new arm into putty.]]
* HalfTruth: It's pretty obvious he's withholding more than he's claiming.
* HeartTrauma: [[spoiler:He claims to have removed his heart, because all it could feel was pain. He also claims that he no longer feels pain, and plans to fill the hole left behind with an illusory world where Rin is still alive. It's later revealed this was not the case, as Kakashi fatally impales him through the chest.]]
* HandshakeRefusal: ''Don't'' let your guard down and shake Obito by the hand. Naruto and Madara both discovered this the hard way.
* TheHeavy: He's Obito. So he was responsible for Kakashi's Sharingan, and his personality. He was responsible for the Nine-Tails attack on Konoha and therefore the deaths of Naruto's mother and father, as well as Naruto's life as a Jinchuriki. ''Then'' he participated in the Uchiha Clan Massacre, causing Sasuke's StartOfDarkness, and he threw Kirigakure to hell by controlling the [[FourIsDeath Fourth Mizukage]]. He's the leader of Akatsuki, and is responsible for indirectly causing a ton of other problems, like determining the damage done on Orochimaru's invasion of Konoha because he killed Minato, who could've stopped him. Obito's "death" was a '''''huge''''' catalyst.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:{{Defied}} when Naruto offered him the chance... Turns into a RedemptionRejection before he faces complete defeat.]]
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:He ''does'' [[DeathEqualsRedemption try to use Rinne Tensei]], admitting that he now understands why Nagato betrayed the Akatsuki, but before he can do so Black Zetsu [[PuppeteerParasite possesses him]] and forces him to use it on ''Madara.'' Though it appears in 665 and 666 that he really does do a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* HornedHumanoid: [[spoiler:Gains a pair of horns after asserting control over the Ten-Tails.]]
* HeroKiller: He's responsible for the deaths of Naruto's parents, Danzo's bodyguards, Konan, [[spoiler:Neji,]] and a large number of allied ninja troops. By claiming Madara's name as an alias, he gains enough clout to force the entire Ninja World into the Fourth World War.
* HijackingCthulhu: Uses his Sharingan to pull this on Kurama and force it to attack Konoha. [[spoiler:Later, he becomes the jinchuriki of the Ten Tails but cannot control its power, resulting in its will tearing his psyche apart until he focuses on his love for Rin and subdues it.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Apparently he didn't learn anything from the [[DramaticUnmask "rasengan meets mask" incident]] and sucked Kakashi into his alternate dimension--[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome only for him to repeatedly pummel any part of him that materialized within it]].]]
** [[spoiler:After being mortally wounded by a Raikiri Kunai by Kakashi, Madara turns the White Zetsu attachments grafted onto Obito's body black and controls him.]]
*** [[spoiler:Which goes on to backfire on Madara when Obito resists his control and becomes the Ten Tailed Beast's jinchuriki.]]
* HopeCrusher: He believes that [[CrapsackWorld reality is hell]] and "There is no such thing as hope", and given that he perceives Naruto as a younger version of himself, tries to prove his point by pushing Naruto across the DespairEventHorizon. It's his way of trying to convince Naruto that [[AssimilationPlot his]] [[LotusEaterMachine plan]] is the right thing for humanity. This is how he was convinced by Madara.
* HumanoidAbomination: Obito becomes one when he becomes the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tailed Beast, with the artificial half of his body becoming covered in scales. Until he gets its power under control, he even goes through BodyHorror.
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:Believes that the CrapsackWorld he lives in inevitably turns all ninja into "trash", himself included. It's part of why he wants to complete an AssimilationPlot.]]
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:He's gone from the most ''powerful'' being in the Narutoverse since the Rikudo Sennin, to a [[PeoplePuppets Person Puppet]] for ''Black Zetsu'' after getting mentally kicked in the balls by Naruto, all the Tailed Beasts extracted from him, and when he tries to atone Black Zetsu takes him over and forces him to resurrect Madara. THEN Black Zetsu does the aforementioned Person Puppet on him to draw out his suffering since he's dying. ''THEN'' Madara extracts the Gedo Mazo from him leaving him in even ''worse'' shape and barely able to stop Black Zetsu from taking the other Rinnegan.]]
* HyperSpaceArsenal: He stores many weapons in his Kamui dimension such as FumaShuriken, and a massive chain and stake combo for pinning down and restraining the Tailed Beasts.
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler: Turns out he deliberately let Kakashi stab him in the heart to remove Madara's seal as it prevented from becoming the Juubi's Jinchuuriki.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: what he did to Mist's ANBU. By the time he's done, their corpses are ''raining blood''!
* ImplacableMan: Losing half of his body at age 13 only slowed him. So far he has been: struck with a fully powered Rasengan from the [[BadAss Fourth Hokage]], poisoned with microscopic insects, set on eternal fire from [[BadAss Itachi]], hit by 600 billion bombs from [[DarkActionGirl Konan]] blowing up at his face, [[spoiler:[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice pierced in the heart]] by a [[ShockAndAwe Raikiri enhanced kunai]] from [[BadassTeacher Kakashi]], [[VillainOverride taken over by his]] EvilMentor through the plant side and cut from shoulder to waist by the revived Fourth Hokage a second later. Once he becomes the Ten-Tails' jinchuuriki this gets taken UpToEleven as he takes a dozen mountain size gate seals from the First Hokage (a.k.a. the God of Shinobi) dropped at his head at supersonic velocity before blowing them up with just raw strength]].
** [[spoiler:Not even the might of the Jubi ripping his mind apart gave him pause, he subdued it by the clinging to his love of Rin and the desire to recover his former team. Bonus points for doing it with his own [[{{Determinator}} willpower]] in a few minutes when it took Naruto months with help from his parents to subdue a weaker Bijuu.]]
* InTheBlood: [[spoiler:Despite easily being the most decent of all the Uchiha in the series, not even Obito was immune to the clan's most fatal flaw: their ability to love more deeply than anyone else. If anything, it was worse for him seeing as he was the most idealistic and emotional of all the Uchiha, and thus his sense of love was far deeper than usual. The HeroicSuicide of the love of his life for the sake of her village and what became of his best friend (a hero that can only make excuses before graves) drove him over the deep end and made him what he is today]].
* InvincibleVillain: So far most fights consists of him spamming Kamui with reckless abandon. When Konan attempts to exploit this, he uses [[RealityWarper Izanagi]] to survive at the cost of his left eye, that was covered up for some unknown reason. [[spoiler:Through sheer force of will, he hijacks Madara's Rinne Tensei, and after becoming the Ten Tails' Jinchuriki, he's become a PhysicalGod after crossing the BishonenLine just after briefly becoming an AlmightyIdiot.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: SOP for an Uchiha.
** Tobi's a notable case in that he was Obito, arguably the best of the Uchiha personality wise and, along with Shisui, one of the few who ''didn't'' suffer from this. However, Rin's death served as his DespairEventHorizon, and subsequently brought out all the Uchiha traits he used to lack, including this and the talent that Uchiha Clan ninja tend to have. Now, he claims he's completing his AssimilationPlot in order to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create a better world]] but the truth is that he doesn't care about this world anymore, due to his apparent thought of CrapSackWorld status, and thinks that everybody will be resurrected and happy in his dream world. [[spoiler:What he most of all wants in the end is the chance to see his [[TheLostLenore Rin]] again]].
** [[spoiler:[[UpToEleven Taken to extremes]] when it's showed he refuses to acknowledge Rin's sacrifice; he instead believes the ideal Rin should have survived]].
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]] in 629. After Kakashi fails to take the shot on Obito, he insists that something of the man he used to be is still with him. Obito insists that he is incorrect.]]
** [[spoiler:This continues until Kakashi finally comes to the conclusion that his friend as he knew was in fact dead.]]
* TheInfiltration: A very odd inversion. He seems to have made up an alias (and alternate personality to boot) and infiltrated ''his own organization'' for, as far as we know, no particular reason.
* InstantExpert: [[spoiler:Immediately after activating the Mangekyo, he uses it and his previously unseen Wood Style perfectly to slaughter a few dozen ninjas.]]
** [[spoiler:It took him a couple of minutes to go from a mindless berserker to controlling the Ten-Tails power to the point of leaving a disintegration bomb in the stump of the Fourth Hokage's severed arm]].
* IRejectYourReality: Pretty much literally as he spoken word-for-word after witnessing Rin's death. [[spoiler:He refuses to acknowledge a world in which Rin chose to sacrifice herself and Kakashi was unable to protect her, and chooses to believe the current world is fake. His main goal is to use Infinite Tsukuyomi to replace reality with a dream world where he can pretend Rin is still alive.]]
* IronButtMonkey: As Tobi, he was frequently blown up by Deidara's bombs. The same kind that he used to kill people and OHKO a ''Tailed Beast'' (Three-tails).
* {{Irony}}: His identity is one. If Kakashi had abandoned his comrades and completed his mission to destroy the bridge, Obito would have died. This would have given Naruto an actual childhood, made Nagato less crazy, made the Mist a better place, invited the possibility of Minato stopping the Uchiha Massacre, let the Moon's Eye Plan die with Madara, and prevented the Fourth Great Shinobi World War.
* JapanesePronouns: Used ''boku'' in his debut, but once he dropped the act and became a more serious villain he started to use ''ore''. Both are masculine pronouns, but ''ore'' has the implications of sounding more "arrogant", "mature" and "manly" compared to the boyish ''boku''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Kakashi eventually deduced the reason for his frustration in dealing with Naruto. Obito's Will of Fire had never actually burned out, and his actions and unwillingness to acknowledge this are causing him inner turmoil that was tearing him up inside. Obito starts to envision the way his life would have turned out [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if he had returned to Konoha when Rin died, rejoined his friends as allies, and even going so far as to imagine himself as Hokage]], despite not consciously understanding why.]]
** Obito is truly an oddity within his own clan, in that, he never ''fully'' succumbed to his people's ''Curse of Hatred'', a curse that dominates the fate of the Uchiha, their lives and their dooms. Part of him always cherished his ''Will of Fire'', his comrades and his village. [[spoiler: It truly awakens when he turns on Madara, and starts ripping the Ten Tails from his former-mentor]].
** Black Zetsu reveals that Obito wished and prayed that Naruto would be safe, he would stop Madara and succeed where he failed.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: It's like crack to him. Although apparently, explaining his plan to everyone ''was'' part of his plan...
* JustToyingWithThem: [[spoiler:Rather than using the Ten Tails to murder everyone outright, he chooses to kill them off gradually [[KickTheDog just to make them suffer the loss of their comrades]] and show them how [[CrapSackWorld horrible]] the real world is.]]
** [[spoiler:Averted since becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Ten tails. It took him 4 seconds to ripe apart the defenses of the Ninja army and tear through the revived Hokages. Only because the Hokages are immortal zombies they survived. And then averted again after he manages to control its power and tries to desintegrate Minato, Sasuke and Naruto right away. He finally releases the Ten tails's true form and wipes out most of the Shinobi Alliance so he can complete the Eye of the Moon plan.]]
* {{Keet}}: Usually whenever he's around Deidara. He later drops the act.
* KickTheDog: He's been kicking Naruto from day one.
** [[spoiler:It's bad enough that he caused Neji's death. Spending half a chapter rubbing it in Naruto's face, however, firms it as a real kick in the gut.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Remember that he tore Kurama from Kushina and tried to finish her off while exhausted and defenseless?]] Remember when he killed Konan [[HopeSpot right after she had regained hope in Naruto's path?]] [[PeoplePuppets Remember when he let Kabuto use all those Edo Tensei zombies to fight their former friends against their will?]] [[spoiler:[[IronicEcho Now he had seven Bijuu tore from his body]] and, [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown while exhausted and defenseless]], [[PeoplePuppets got hijacked as a puppet to revive Madara before being forced to fight his friends with no control over his body]] [[HopeSpot just as he was about to make amends for his sins sacrificing himself for Naruto]].]] [[spoiler:Karma is a [[KickTheSonOfABitch bitch]], huh? Obito?]]
* LackOfEmpathy: He can be mistaken as this, but he would not care about the bad state of the world nor plan to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans bring back the people he killed once he creates his dream world]], if it were true.
* LastOfHisKind: He and Sasuke are now the only true living Uchiha left in the world, seeing as Madara is technically a zombie and therefore dead.
** [[spoiler:Madara has forced Obito to resurrect him in his prime, leaving Obito slowly dying in agony. Sasuke is fairing no better, after being impaled right through the heart.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The covert art to volume 68 of the manga shows him as a child, together with Kakashi and Rin, and the obi included with the Japanese edition refers to Obito by name when mentioning [[spoiler: his defeat.]] Quite a spoiler for those [[ItWasHisSled still in the dark]] about Obito being alive, and the series' BigBad to boot, even for Japanese fans. Volume 67's cover shows him [[spoiler: as the Ten Tails' Jinchuriki, though he is facing away, so it's a bit less spoilerific.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Plays the role of Madara Uchiha [[spoiler:at the real Madara Uchiha's request.]]
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: When he becomes the Ten Tails' Jinchuriki, he's clad all almost completely in white, which also becomes his skin and hair color.]]
* LightningBruiser: In addition to his {{Intangibility}}, Tobi has consistently [[NighInvulnerability tanked some of the worst injuries in the series and yet survived]]. He's also a OneManArmy who can keep up in speed with and fight Naruto, Bee, Guy and Kakashi on par ''at the same time''.
** [[spoiler:UpToEleven when he becomes the Jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails. At this point, Obito has become the WorldsStrongestMan, with all 4 Hokages and Madara fearing him. Obito manages to easily withstand and break the Hokages' seal and then proceeds to ''destroy'' the First and Second Hokages with terrifying power and speed. Sure, they regenerate due to Edo Tensei, but ''damn''.]]
* LossOfIdentity: Deliberately tries to invoke this, presumably to forget his past.
* LotusEaterMachine: Played straight, although, going by the "Road to Ninja" movie, his goal isn't to create an illusion, but to actually replace reality with it, so that ''everyone'' can be a winner, and more tragedies [[spoiler:such as Rin's death over a pointless conflict]] would never come to happen again.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The reason he's doing all this is because Kakashi failed to protect Rin, the woman Obito loved deeply and whose death made both men empty shells of their former selves. He doesn't blame Kakashi [[spoiler:since WarIsHell and the world is [[HumansAreBastards constantly sinking into conflict]];]] he decided to destroy a world where loved ones die and heroes fail so that he can replace it with a reality of love, winners and peace.
* MadeOfDiamond: After Minato both shreds him with a Rasengan and stabs him in the gut, Tobi is still standing, and even casually chats for a bit. He also blocks a blow from Zabuza's sword with one arm.
* MagicalEye: Obviously, because he's a Uchiha, who possess the Sharingan. Overuse of the dōjutsu gradually deteriorates the user's eyesight to the point of blindness. Obito seems to be an exception to the rule, he's kept his nearly constantly active, and yet his eyesight hasn't suffered in the slightest. This is implied to be due to half his body being made of Senju Cells.
** Interestingly Kakashi, a non-Uchiha who has his left eye, has noted that he's starting to become ''short-sighted''.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He was the real leader of Akatsuki, and controlled the Fourth Mizukage for years.
* ManipulativeBastard: He may tell you the horrible truth, including his role in it, and ''still'' bend you to his will.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: He's had quite a few masks, usually with a single eye-hole.
** WhiteMaskOfDoom: His latest, crafted to be extra-durable, resembles a Rinnegan fused with a Sharingan and the Juubi's eye.
* MoreThanMindControl: A master of this.
-->'''Tobi''': To control people's heart, you have to use the darkness within them. Nagato was just too easily influenced.
* MrExposition: '''[[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive HE IS AN ENDLESS BARREL OF EXPOSITION]]'''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:In chapter 652, Naruto points out that deep down Obito regrets becoming a villain and wishes things had turned out differently.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: [[spoiler:After using Rinne Tensei his hair turns white and stays white as the Ten Tails's Jinchuuriki.]]
* NecessarilyEvil: He thinks that the alternative to his plan would be even worse, given the ongoing pointless child-killing warfare of the world he lives in.
* NighInvulnerability:
** {{Intangibility}}: He is able to become intangible by using the same space/time manipulation he uses to teleport. The primary weaknesses are that he cannot attack while intangible, he cannot be intangible while teleporting himself or others (and the more he tries to teleport the longer it takes), and he can only stay intangible for five minutes in a row. [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki, he states that he can no longer use this ability.]]
** SuperToughness: Easily blocked a huge sword with his arm with no damage. Also, after Minato manages to blast him with a Rasengan and immediately stab him in the torso, Tobi while injured doesn't seem too bothered by it and even chats for a bit.
*** [[spoiler:UpToEleven once he becomes the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki, he can tank attacks from the guy who beat Madara like they were nothing.]]
** SpareBodyParts: Can easily replace body parts lost in battle.
* NoExceptYes: He denies starting the war because of what happened to Rin and proceeds to explain how he started the war because of what happened to Rin. His goal is to bring down the entire ninja world, having determined that the world is fake because a world where Rin is dead, and where things like her death happen, can't possibly be real.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat:
** Anywhere between Sasuke (unintentionally) setting him ablaze with the Amaterasu that Itachi sealed inside him, Konan's attempt to kill him with 600 billion explosive tags (which technically ''worked''), etc.
** Far before becoming Tobi, Obito shouldn't have survived a boulder crushing the entire right half of his body at 13 years old.
** [[spoiler:If a tailed beast is removed from its body, the Jinchuriki will die. Only rare instances where the host has enough stamina will they live afterwards. Obito shows how insanely resilient he is, after surviving having the immense chakra of all the beasts being ripped and extracted out of him. Understandably, he's exhausted and being forced to perform Rinne Tensei a second time leaves him on the brink of death.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Initially seems like a somewhat goofy member of Akatsuki, but fans knew something was up when a sword slash passes right through him and he survives a massive explosion. In his true persona he is an extremely ruthless, competent and determined enemy.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's unknown why he made himself act like a goofball if half of Akatsuki's already bought into his impersonation of Madara. It's probable he simply enjoys playing silly.
-->'''Tobi''': ''[[TakingYouWithMe I ended up saving you too]]... I believe a "thank you" is in order.''
-->'''Konan''': [[TheComicallySerious ...]]
* OhCrap:
** Inverted, and it's like meth to him. He seems to delight in messing with peoples mind in the most [[TroubleEntendre funny way possible]]- just ask Konan.
** Still, he's susceptible to it himself. After all, apparently Kabuto has known all along that ''this'' Madara... isn't the real one. He finally reveals that to the world by summoning the original Madara to the battlefield with Edo Tensei. The mere existence of this knowledge scared Tobi into letting Kabuto join up.
** Definitely has this when Itachi's release of Edo Tensei has taken away his Six Paths Technique. Time will tell if it lasts though.
** In Chapter 598 / Episode 343, Naruto manages to DESTROY HIS MASK! The only word he even utters is "Shit!".
* OneManArmy: See PowerParasite.
** Also, after witnessing Rin's death at Kakashi's hands, Obito goes berserk and proceeds to massacre an entire squad of enemy ninjas using his intangibility and Wood Release. He was 14 years old.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:As of Chapter 638 by becoming Juubi's Jinchuuriki. He's still human like, but has scales all over his body.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 640 sees him suppress the Ten-Tails and assume an even stronger form resembling the Sage of Six Paths.]]
* PaperFanOfDoom: He carries a large and apparently quite heavy fan which turns out to be the same one Madara used in his time.
* PersonalityPowers: A very creative example. [[spoiler:Obito [[IRejectYourReality hates reality and wants to escape it]] by creating a dream world. His powers allow him to literally do so by [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporting]] all [[IntangibleMan or part]] of his body (as well as other people) to an alternate dimension.]]
* [[spoiler:ThePessimist: "This world is completely worthless... there is nothing left in it but misery." He thinks he is living in a CrapsackWorld [[VillainHasAPoint (with a fair amount of justification, it must be said)]] and resents how ThisIsReality is in effect with regards to heroes, ie. that very often heroes actually ''fail''. As such, he thinks the only place heroes and dreams can truly exist is in a dream world, and he intends to create just that, even if he has to enact an AssimilationPlot to do it. Basically, he isn't a nihilist, given his idealism. He just thinks that the world he lives in is a nihilistic mess, and has an unusual approach regarding how to improve it.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He tells Kakashi that he shouldn't feel guilty that he [[ILetGwenStacyDie couldn't keep his promise to him]], and that it's not Kakashi's fault that he [[UsedToBeASweetKid became]] [[DespairEventHorizon what]] [[FaceHeelTurn he]] [[BigBad did]]. Instead, Obito says that it was the [[CrapsackWorld world they live in]] that made him how he is.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:After becoming the Juubi's jinchuuriki his power is so great that the four revived Hokages, who are not only the strongest of their time (Hashirama alone could suppress Kurama and beat Madara at the same time) but now nigh unkillable zombies, fear their combined power won't be enough to handle him. Considering it took him some 4 seconds to annihilate all their barriers and rip apart the First and the Second, their fear is quite justified.]]
** [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] when he gains [[HijackingCthulhu control of the Juubi]] and [[PhlebotinumOverload stops mutating]] into a [[UnskilledButStrong mindless animal]]. He became a demonic version of the Sage of the Six Paths and proceeds to cut the [[SuperSpeed Fourth]]'s right arm and leave a desintegration bomb in his stump while the latter is in the middle of [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]] with barely a move]].
* PlantPerson: [[spoiler:The right half of his body is composed of Zetsu's cells.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Uses a number of fire techniques in the later part of the story. Also revealed retroactively, as he used Fire Release as Obito.
* PowerNullifier: He and Kakashi can NoSell each other's Kamui. [[spoiler:As the host of the Ten-Tails, his attacks are not only extremely destructive, but he can cancel the effects of any ninjutsu used on him, and his attacks do the same to anything they connect with. This leaves even Edo Tensei zombies vulnerable to his power. He cannot, however, negate attacks done in Sage Mode, which allows Naruto to score a hit.]]
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:His love for Rin is powerful enough to make even the Juubi submit to his will]].
** ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: It was established during Naruto's fight with Kurama that love could overcome a Tailed Beast's attempt to take over the host's mind. Meeting his mother for the first time suppressed his former hatred of Konoha that Kurama was trying to manipulate]].
* PowerParasite: UpToEleven. Just by stealing the Rinnegan from Nagato, Tobi's gained the Six Paths of Pain (whom he's replaced with the six deceased Jinchuriki) and controls the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Furthermore, in addition to his own Sharingan, [[spoiler:he's obtained Senju DNA, allowing him access to Wood Style]].
* PragmaticVillainy: One of the few in the series. He's extremely good about avoiding pointless and/or unnecessarily risky fights. In addition he's fairly nice to his subordinates (as long as they don't betray him) and will help them out when they're in a jam. Not so much because he particularly cares about them, but because he values loyalty and there's simply no advantage in having your subordinates hate you. It's also notable that he seldom tries to force anyone to do anything and usually just talks people into doing what he wants. Doesn't prevent him from ComplexityAddiction though. Also quite ruthless and fond of [[{{Irony}} taking hostages, threatening children]], and ObfuscatingStupidity.
* PsychopathicManchild: Type B. Depending on the viewpoint, his goal is either childish or overly idealistic: [[spoiler:He wants to replace reality with a dream where everyone can be happy and the good guys always win. The psychopathic part comes from the fact that he is willing to kill lots of people to accomplish this, as he reasons that they will be resurrected anyway once he accomplishes his goal.]]
* PsychoticSmirk: He sports one of these after his mask is shattered, and Kakashi asks if he truly is Obito, pointing out that he no longer considers himself to be "anyone" but they are free to call him by that name if they wish.
* PuzzleBoss: Certainly takes this place in the story. Ever since he survived Sasuke's attack and Deidara's C4. Everyone tried to figure out his powers and weaknesses. Kakashi is the first out to fully figure out his powers since he has the same sharingan. Like most [[PuzzleBoss Puzzle Bosses]], he turns into AntiClimaxBoss after his powers are figured out. [[spoiler:Until he stopped holding back and used the other powers that he has and gave everyone a run for their money.]]
* RealityEnsues: His main motivation for ''everything''. [[spoiler:Turns out that living in a world where villages take young girls and drive them to suicide by turning them into living weapons of mass destruction is kind of hard to take for a man who gave his life trying to protect one of said girls.]]
* RealityWarper: He can use Izanagi to cheat death for a much longer period than Danzo.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Konan, after she turns on him for Naruto and decides to kill him, fighting for the new hope.
-->'''Tobi''': ''There is no peace! There can be no hope! Nagato only believed in Naruto to try to comfort his own pitiful existence!''
-->'''Tobi''': ''[[TalkToTheFist You called me the Darkness, didn't you?]] [[ToThePain Then I will make you wilt]]. [[MindRape I will take your little rainbow bridge and its seven colors and plunge it all into darkness!]]''.
** Also gives a brutal one to [[spoiler:his former sensei Minato]] during the war.
-->'''[[spoiler:Minato]]''': [[spoiler:Obito, wasn't your dream to become Hokage? What led you to this!?]]
-->'''Tobi''': [[spoiler:We're way past the point of lectures, wouldn't you agree sensei? When it came to life-changing events, you were always a step behind.]]
-->'''Tobi''': [[spoiler:Despite being my master, you failed to recognize your own pupil... you've always had that oblivious nature about you, from the moment I met you. I can't help but pity you... the hallowed martyr... shamed in front of his living son.]]
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:When in Obito's mindscape, Naruto tries to "Talk no Jutsu" him into performing a HeelFaceTurn. Obito resists, but eventually reaches out to Naruto's extended hand... and starts throttling him. In Chapter 665, however, he finally accepts it.]]
* RedHerring: There were theories and degrees of evidence that he was everyone from Danzo to Obito and several others. Eventually he was revealed to be Uchiha Madara, but even then about half the fandom argued that this was yet another ruse. They were right, but it's a testament to the writing that so many disagreed or couldn't decide either way. Tobi himself claims to be "no one" and that he doesn't care about his own identity, but he does seem to care about concealing his face...
* TheReveal: He's ''not'' Madara Uchiha. He's actually ''Obito'' Uchiha.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After witnessing Rin being killed by Kakashi, Obito loses it and proceeds to murder every single Mist ninja that comes to attack him. This was (probably) his main StartOfDarkness into becoming Tobi.
* SempaiKohai: Considers himself the kohai of Deidara and Kisame. Even though he's really the sempai.
* ShutUpKirk: [[spoiler:When Kakashi asks Obito why he's doing this, Obito responds by telling him to shut up and tries to kill him.]]
* SignificantAnagram: Tobi is very similar to his actual name, Obito. You could think of the English spelling to be something like 'Toobi' in that regard or his original name to be Obit, with the extra 'o' at the end stemming from the tendency for Japanese pronunciations to end in vowels regardless.
** It should also be noted that when both Tobi and Obito are written kanji, they are written in the same two characters, simply switched. It was ''that'' obvious.
** [[spoiler:Tobi can also mean Ten-Tailed, which goes a long way foreshadowing his eventual transformation into the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki.]]
* SpaceMaster: Kamui, his Mangekyo Sharingan techique, allows him to teleport himself and others into an other dimension.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[RunningGag Its like cocaine to him]]. Massively screws up Itachi's postmortem plans for Sasuke by telling him [[AwfulTruth things]] he was [[GoMadFromTheRevelation probably better off not knowing]]. [[spoiler:He becomes this to '''the original Madara''' as well; when Madara attempted to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness sacrifice Obito]] to become the Ten-Tails' jinchuuriki, Obito screws up his mentor's EvilPlan by sealing the Ten-Tails into himself instead.]]
* StaffOfAuthority: [[spoiler:After taking control of the Ten Tails he forms a khakkhara out of its chakra.]]
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: Madara.]]
* StreetUrchin: Obito is an orphan. He grew up not knowing who his parents were, leaving him alone and forced to fend for himself. This sad childhood led Obito to dream of one day becoming Hokage, so that everyone would acknowledge his existence.
** This is why StartOfDarkness begins upon Rin's death. She was the only one who acknowledged his dream of being the next Hokage.
** It can only be called irony that he indirectly orphaned Naruto, who in turn, [[DisasterDominoes grew up not knowing who his parents were, leaving him alone and forced to fend for himself, and now shares Obito's former-dream of becoming the Hokage, so that the village would accept him too]].
* SubvertedInnocence: Let's just say that, in real world terms, people idealistic, kindhearted, and clearsighted enough to perceive all the horrible parts of the world and wishing for a kinder, more just, and utopian world (which is a perfectly valid viewpoint), do not tend to be mass-murdering baby-killers. They tend to be among the genuinely nicest of humanity.
* SuperpowerLottery: He really won the jackpot. Not only is he an Uchiha, his Kamui is incredibly powerful, [[spoiler:and the main reason he went from pushover to Kage level in a just a few years. More to the point it apparently has no precedent at all, so it might well be the rarest ability in the series.]]
** Taken UpToEleven [[spoiler:when he becomes the Ten Tails' host.]]
* SuperStrength: He snapped an arm off of its shoulder ''with just the grip of his fingers'', and blocked a giant ass sword ''with his forearm''.
* TheSvengali: To Sasuke, manipulating him in order to be an asset to his plan and eliminating enemies for him.
* TakeUpMySword: A villainous example. After saving him, an elderly Madara passed his knowledge, [[DeadPersonImpersonation identity]], and [[AssimilationPlot plan]] on to Obito. Subverted in that [[ThanatosGambit part of the plan was to eventually revive Madara]], so this was meant to be temporary.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's the same age as Kakashi, which means he was in his teens when he first attacked Konoha and formed Akatsuki.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Tobi and Kabuto [[spoiler:and Madara may need each other but that does not mean they like it. Madara thinks that Obito is being too impatient with the Moon-Eye Plan and wants to wipe out the Shinobi Alliance first to make sure they are not a bother. Obito thinks Madara is too immature to wield such power and this is just an excuse for him to test out the Juubi's powers like a child with a new toy. Then there's also the matter of Madara needing Obito to sacrifice himself using Rinne Tensei in order to revive him, which Obito isn't exactly thrilled about.]]
* {{Teleportation}}: He can teleport himself anywhere he wants, and can teleport others into an alternate dimension that seems to exist within his Sharingan.
* ThatManIsDead: Even after his true identity as Obito is revealed he still claims that he's "No One."
** [[spoiler:Subverted in Chapter 665, where he declares he is ''not'' Madara, but rather Obito Uchiha.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: UpToEleven! Tobi used to be Obito. The guy who was always in ''everyone's'' shadow. Was AlwaysSecondBest to everyone, and was basically the Dead Last to all of Konoha. But after becoming [[BigBad Tobi]] he can fight on par with [[WorldsStrongestMan Minato]], [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu control the Kyuubi,]] learned how to warp reality, and effortlessly manipulates people like [[SuperPowerLottery Nagato]], [[TheGift Itachi]] and the whole freaking Ninja World like they're his puppets! DAMN! Being evil really ups the IQ points. And the badass points.
** [[spoiler:UpToEleven when he becomes the jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails, and in the process becomes the WorldsStrongestMan since the Sage of Six Paths]].
* TorsoWithAView: [[spoiler:Intentionally has Kakashi pierce his chest in chapter 629 to show his HeartTrauma and keeps it afterwards]].
** [[spoiler:Subverted in chapter 636 when the previous holes are proven to be an illusion and then played straight when Kakashi impales him with a Raikiri enhanced kunai.]]
* TotalPartyKill: When it becomes clear that Naruto has figured out how to [[spoiler:damage him in his jinchuriki form, he immediately defaults to setting up a barrier and a four-way tailed-beast bomb that will kill the entire alliance in one attack. Fortunately, Naruto and Minato teleported everyone out of the barrier at the last second. But then, he merely releases the Ten tails's true form, the WorldTree, to consume everyone's chakra, this time mostly succeeding.]]
* TragicVillain: Obito's fall took him through a huge deal of traumas that combined with his [[InTheBlood clan's curse]] caused him to become a deranged and insane terrorist who loathes the world. In his disillusioned new views, all he cares about is a world where the woman he loved is alive and his former ideals of heroism are the norm.
** [[spoiler:This is shown while his soul was being ripped to pieces by the bijuu, which was represented by his gennin team photo being torn apart and being reconstructed when he regained his sanity. Even after all he has done and said, it seems his friend, his crush and his sensei are his reason to exist]].
** [[spoiler:Chapter 651 twists the knife even more where Obito has a vision of what his life would have been like if he didn't let his obsession consume his soul.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 675 plunges the knife all the way through, when Obito realizes, ''he never had a chance''. Madara took away everything from him. He was orchestrating his downfall all along, and prepared for every possible outcome to make Obito his pawn.]]
* TranquilFury: Has a not-so-subtle grudge towards Kakashi and isn't afraid to make it publicly known, [[spoiler:but still manages to keep a lid on his bottled hate towards Kakashi because his act of murder was forced through circumstance, particulally Rin deciding to die by the hands of the man she loved for the sake of her village. His ire comes from the fact Kakashi insists on stirring his former ideals on him while he himself rejects them.]]
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: When Obito witnessed Rin's death he went straight from having a two tomoe Sharingan to awakening his Mangekyo.
* TheTrickster: Likes to act like this.
* TwoFaced: The incident in Kannabi Bridge left the right side of his face severely scarred, while the left side is untouched. The cave-in pressed down on his face hard enough to make the skin stretch to the point of tearing, which resulted in spiral-like strech marks where the skin scarred.
* TheUnfettered: He ''will not back down'' from obtaining his goals and the world be damned. Murdering his entire family, his mentor and attacking his village and closest friend mean nothing. It is revealed that he plans to use Infinite Tsukuyomi with the power of the Ten-Tails to rewrite reality [[spoiler:so that Rin is still alive.]]
** He still keeps going even when the Juubi is ripped from him. Amazing considering even the Sage of Six Paths was immobilized for a good time after he removed Ten Tails from his body.
* UnreliableExpositor: He delivers ''a lot'' of exposition, and quite a bit of it is suspect.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Did he ever. The Uchiha Clan curse hit him ''hard''.
** Obito was unique among the Uchiha in that he loved everyone, and felt sympathy for those who did not, from the very bottom of his heart. [[spoiler:[[TheCorrupter Madara soon fixed all that]], and turned that kindness and empathy into a deep hatred. Only a small part of his subconscious still refuses to succumb to the Uchiha curse.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Either played straight or subverted. This is his genuine goal, but Naruto considered it egoistical to impose his views of peace on the world, while Tobi was defending his vision as the right thing for humanity. [[spoiler:With the reveal, it's pointed out he is doing things in [[TheLostLenore self service]] while also considering it a benefit for humanity as a whole.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Naruto corners him in his own mind and confronts him with all his inner conflicts, [[VillainousBSOD Obito begins to hallucinate]] his [[MindScrew past self on Naruto along with disturbing visions of his present self turning into his former comrades]]. This lets Naruto grab his hand and free the Bijuu from him.]]
** [[spoiler:He admits that Rin was the light of his life, the only one he felt he could ever hope to emote or connect with; upon her tragic death, the world became a pitch-black hell to him.]]
* VillainsNeverLie: Played straight most of the time, the rest it depends in how the manga evolves.
** Except when it comes to [[DeadPersonImpersonation his identity]] and his ultimate goal, anyway...
* VillainTeleportation: Not that he makes very good use of it, but he can teleport if he wishes.
* VocalDissonance: He had a very deep voice when he was 14.
** Ultimately [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because of both the muffling and most likely voice-changing qualities of the [[spoiler:Spiral Zetsu suit he wears]].
** [[spoiler:The anime seems to imply that he was simply imitating Madara's voice, as when Madara is revived he gets Tobi's previous voice actor and Obito gets his original "goofy" one (albeit using a much more serious voice). So this would indicate that the deep voice was just part of his DeadPersonImpersonation of Madara.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: You think you know everything about him? Keep reading the manga...
* WeakButSkilled: Played with; while his space-time abilities make him one of the most poweful tactical fighters of the series, he only ever used two large scale ninjutsu whereas the rest of Akatsuki relied on several highly destructive techniques.
** It should be noted that his abilities to control several tailed beasts with his eyes makes up for his lack of personal firepower.
* WeaponizedTeleportation
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Obito asks this question of Madara, [[spoiler: who is proceeding to take both his Rinnegan and Yin-Kurama from Black Zetsu, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness effectively discarding the poor dying Uchiha like a used handkerchief]]. Madara confirms this. Obito proceeds to inform Madara he's not fit to lead or control anyone in the dream-world. For a '''true leader''' will allow others to step on his corpse, ''[[BadassBoast but he'll never step on his comrade's corpses]]''.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten-Tails's Jinchuriki.]]
* WideEyedIdealist: Was this as a kid, [[spoiler:and this trait is ultimately what caused him to [[FaceHeelTurn eventually become the]] BigBad. After very nearly dying and then witnessing one of his best friends, whom had promised to protect the woman he loved, kill said woman, he began wanting an entire world where it didn't happen so he could escape reality.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Like Naruto he never knew his parent, was scorned as a loser and [[StepfordSmiler hide behind the act of a happy-go-lucky idiot]] to escape his loneliness and pain as a child. [[spoiler:However, once he was crippled and mutilated in a cave in and later witnessed the girl he loved and acted kindly to him being killed in a twisted war plot, he went completely insane discarding the world as a [[CrapsackWorld fake]] that he had to replace with the [[LotusEaterMachine Moon Eye Plan]]. Combined with all the things he has endured after that, he ties with Nagato for CosmicPlaything in this story.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:In the battle against Kakashi in the Kamui dimension, Obito is handily and relatively quickly defeated. However, he had quite a few disadvantages. Obito was exhausted from controlling the six jinchurikis and their tailed beasts, as well as his previous fights against Naruto, Bee, Kakashi and Guy; while Kakashi's energy had been rejuvenated three-times over by Kurama's chakra.]]
** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that he needed someone to remove the seal in his heart so the whole battle was a ploy to get Kakashi to stab him in the heart.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten Tailed beast's Jinchuriki, all of the former Hokage, including the First, acknowledge that Obito has become stronger than any of them. Even Madara feels he has no choice but to use his trump card before Obito can stop him.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Hit? He killed Konan with a pipe from behind, and that's not even getting into the details of the flashback when he killed Hiruzen's wife and then attempted to have the Nine tails kill Kushina, a mother weakened by pregnancy and maintaining the seal by mauling her to death. Thankfully, Minato [[BigDamnHeroes showed up just in time]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Hurt? He'd kill one, as seen when threatening to cut baby Naruto with a kunai; which is soon upped by '''attempting to blow him sky high with explosive tags'''!
** This continued into his ShadowDictator reign of Kiri, where he made children kill each other to graduate.
* XanatosSpeedChess [=/=]GambitRoulette: While at first sight it would look like he planned everything that has happened in the series, he is in fact very accomplished in cutting his losses and creating new plans out of his ass as the situation demands. Hell, around 5% of the things happening now were in his plans and he is still at the top of the game. He ''was'' fairly miffed about Kabuto bringing the real Madara Uchiha onto the battlefield, as it forced him to drop his DeadPersonImpersonation gambit, and even more miffed when [[spoiler:Itachi ended Edo Tensei and he lost the jinchuriki]]. But apparently he had back-up plans for that anyway.
* {{Yandere}}: For Rin Nohara, to the point where he is willing to remake reality to be with her.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Tobi will do it without a second thought if he deems it absolutely necessary or if he is betrayed. He does this with Akatsuki mainly because they simply keep dying left and right, except for Konan who he killed coldly in revenge, Itachi who was a terminaly ill DoubleAgent [[spoiler:and [[EvilMentor Madara]] who he barely tolerates. He suffers from this from Madara, but averted it by becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails]].
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat at the hands of the entire alliance, Madara simply pulls this on him again by having Black Zetsu ambush him and take control of his weakened body. However, rather than dying, Black Zetsu's possession keeps Obito alive after the use of Rinne Tensei brings Madara back and Obito is henceforth used as a mere combat puppet.]]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: When he was 14 he stood about as tall as Minato.
** The [[spoiler: Spiral Zetsu suit]] he wore when he was that age made him appear around adult height when in reality, he was around the same height as young Kakashi. That, along with his [[VocalDissonance artificial voice]], made it [[TheChessmaster very easy for him to accomplish everything he did at only 14]].
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[[folder:Madara Uchiha]]
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--> ''"Look at reality. The world won't go the way you want it to go."''

->Voiced By: Creator/NaoyaUchida (JP), Creator/NeilKaplan (EN, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3)

One of the original founders of Konoha. Before the beginning of the series, during the "Clan wars", he was TheAce of the Uchiha Clan, bitter enemies of the Senju. Both clans were used as main weapons by the Daimyos of the era. It got to the point that he had to [[NeverLiveItDown take/ask for his brother's eyes]] to be able to face Hashirama Senju, the greatest warrior of his era. In the end they decided to unite the two Clans into a single Village, creating the tradition "One Nation, one Village" and while at first all was good, he feared that the Senju would subjugate the Uchiha as its servant. This belief was poorly received by his Clan. They eventually sold him out, so that he could not break the peace between Clans and cast him out of Konoha forever. He returned years later commanding the Kyuubi with thirst for vengeance but was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice defeated by the First Hokage]], whose wife Uzumaki Mito later became the Kyuubi's first jinnchuuriki. Madara survived and disappeared for several decades, although as an elderly man he implanted his newly-awakened Rinnegan into Nagato and saved the life of Obito Uchiha, who had been mortally wounded by a cave-in.

After being resurrected with Edo Tensei, he proceeds to CurbStompBattle the Kages, and even manages to escape Edo Tensei's deactivation. He decides to stop playing around, and after finishing the curb stomping off panel, he [[DynamicEntry crashes]] Obito's fight with Naruto, Kakashi, Guy, and B. As this fight kept expanding to include pretty much all of the other characters, things escalated and, long story short, Madara was revived.

He then proceeds to [[NoSell kick everyone's ass]], which includes all Nine Tailed Beasts, Naruto, Sasuke, Hashirama, Tobirama,etc. After sealing away all nine beasts, in a matter of seconds, he then rids every obstacle in his path and becomes the new and current Jinchuriki of the Ten Tails.

->His hobby was falconry.
->Favorite phrase: "Armor-sleeved single hit". This refers to defeating someone with a single blow.

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* AGodIAm: [[spoiler: His true goal of Mugen Tsukuyomi: With the most powerful chakra after taking away everyone else, he'll rule over everyone and 'force peace' onto them.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest: To the First Hokage, Hashirama Senju. [[spoiler:But because him and Hasirama are on a ''completely different level'' when compared to others he ''[[SmugSuper brags]]'' about being second best!]]
** [[spoiler: Admits to Gai that Gai's far better at taijutsu than he is and anyone he's ever fought.]]
* AntagonistAbilities:
** Sharingan Abilities:
*** MindManipulation: Has extremely strong genjutsu.
*** SummonMagic: Not only can he summon Susano'o (which can only be attained by Mangekyou users who've awakened the power of both their eyes), but he can also use his eye to summon Tailed Beasts whom he's enslaved.
** Rinnegan Abilities:
*** EnergyAbsorption: He can use the Preta Path to absorb chakra.
*** LivingShadow: His "Limbo: Hengoku" technique creates an invisible, immaterial doppleganger for a limited time. The doppleganger is every bit as dangerous as Madara himself, being capable of sending all nine Tailed Beasts flying, and is immune to everything except Sage attacks. [[spoiler:He gets ''four'' of them when he regains his other Rinnegan. Only Sasuke's Sage-granted Rinnengan eye can actually see the copies, though Naruto can sense their presence.]]
** From Hashirama:
*** HealingFactor: Hashirama's cells bestow him with regenerative capabilities exceeding Tsunade's.
*** PeoplePuppets: He can control anyone with Zetsu cells in their bodies.
*** SuperMode: He absorbed [[spoiler:Hashirama's natural energy to activate Sage Mode]].
** Other Abilities:
*** SuperSenses: He's considered one of the best sensor-type ninja.
*** DamageReduction: As a "zombie", he's practically impervious to all harm. [[spoiler:Even resurrected, he is extremely durable and can regenerate.]]
** [[spoiler:Ten Tails Jinchuriki]]:
*** PowerNullifier: [[spoiler:Like Obito, his attacks negate other jutsu, save for Sage attacks and pure taijutsu.]]
* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:Much of his appearances after his revival have him regretting Hashirama's death, as he feels that the current Kages cannot live up to his legacy.]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: [[spoiler:UpToEleven. In a series filled to the brim with Arrogant Kung Fu guys, he's the most arrogant of all. In fact he was once TheLeader of a clan of particularly arrogant Kung Fu guys, and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating was kicked out for being too arrogant]]. It should be said that he [[AwesomeEgo easily lives up to it in terms of power]].]]
* AttackReflector: His war fan (see PaperFanOfDoom below) can be used to bounce back attacks, even ungodly powerful ones.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: When he led the Uchiha, and was the 2nd strongest shinobi in the First Great Ninja War after Harishima.
* BackFromTheDead: Along with many of the deceased seen in the story. [[spoiler:And then broke free of Kabuto's jutsu, giving Konoha yet another Uchiha headache to deal with. He later tried to force Obito to use the Rinne Tensei technique to fully resurrect himself and nearly succeeded, only for Minato to cut Obito down, reversing the resurrection, and Obito to seal the Ten Tails into himself. He later succeeds in forcing Obito to use Rinne Tensei on him via Black Zetsu.]]
** Possibly [[spoiler:happened more than once, as Hashirama claims that he was completely sure he killed Madara at the end of their final battle, and he's not a man who exaggerates on the subject. Only time will tell. Turns out he did die in that battle, but he had a contingency plan in the form of Izanagi which revived him some time afterwards. He left a shadow clone in his tomb and went into seclusion.]]
* {{Badass}}: He is quite possibly the most powerful shinobi ever, barring the Sage, bordering on being an {{in-universe}} MemeticBadass. He combines several already powerful techniques (EMS, Rinnegan, [[GreenThumb Mokuton]], Biju control, and four-armed, colossal Susanoo); even his name alone, used by Tobi, was enough to toss the world into panic. He considers anything less than [[spoiler:''all five Kages'']] to be an "inadequate challenge", and that's [[spoiler:before revealing he wasn't fighting seriously]]!
** He suggests [[spoiler:that the only one who could stop him is the First Hokage, who is no longer alive. He doesn't bother reminding everyone that since he now has the Rinnegan ''and'' Hashirama's powers as well as now being an invincible zombie, even the First might not be able to stop him.]]
*** When brought back to life, he made Hashirama AND Tobirama his bitch and then accessed a new dimension of power [[spoiler: by becoming the Ten Tails Jinchuriki.]]
** His entrance into the anime is ''incredibly'' well-done, [[AdaptationExpansion much more extended]] than the manga and it opens with him slaughtering the ''entire'' Shinobi Alliance. During that sequence, he uses only taijutsu, kenjutsu and his Sharingan. He is so much of a badass that when someone throws a kunai with an explosive tag on it, he catches it, tears the tag off and puts it on someone else and then throws the knife back at the person who threw it. That's pure boss-level badassery.
** BadassBaritone / GutturalGrowler: Madara fulfills the former in the Japanese and English versions. Then Neil Kaplan had to be his dub voice and well... voices do not get much grittier.
** BadassBoast: Madara states [[spoiler:The Kage are lucky that Hashirama wasn´t also brought back so they don´t have to redraw the maps "that much".]] In fact, the majority of what comes out of his mouth is this in spades.
** BadassBookworm: [[spoiler:Arrogant, but also an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable shinobi. He is the true originator of the [[AssimilationPlot Moon's Eye Plan]] and the creator of Zetsu. When Madara is revived and finally runs into [[BigBad Tobi]], it's pretty clear that he's the one running the show.]]
** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Despite being revived blind, he's able to use his sensing to easily deal with Sasuke's attacks and gain Sage Mode from Hashirama. Naruto in Sage Mode couldn't even put up a fight at all, and that was before he got Hashirama's Sage Mode.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:As of chapter 677, Project Tsuki no Me is a success. The Infinite Tsukuyomi has been cast and everyone who is still living (except for Team 7). [[GoneHorriblyRight But it doesn't go quite according to his plan]], but [[TheManBehindTheMan Kaguya]]'s instead.]]
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Everything in the series pointed to Madara as the BigBad, until it's revealed that ''he was the unidentified corpse'' that was revived by Kabuto. [[spoiler:Then we find out that he's still the guy ultimately responsible for Tobi and his plan, so he is still the BigBad after all. Then we find out that he was the UnwittingPawn of Kaguya]].
* BarbarianLonghair: This head of the Uchiha clan has long, unkempt hair.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:As a kid, he hated it when people stood behind him as he urinated. Hashirama exploited this.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Hashirama, in general. In one flashback the mere mention of Hashirama's name enraged him.]]
* BetterThanNew: Kabuto comments that he used Edo Tensei to make him even stronger than when he was in his prime.
* BeyondTheImpossible: He dies of old age but thanks to Kabuto, he is revived at a younger age, he pulls out very large Meteors out of thin air. [[spoiler:He revives with his new body again despite dying of old age. He summons a Susanoo with ''no eyes''. He even extracted the Bijuu in mere minutes despite it taking 9 members of Akatsuki, 3 days to complete. He proceeds to casually turn himself into the Ten-Tails jinchuuriki without even going through an AlmightyIdiot phase like Obito.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler:He threw away his friendship with Hashirama to protect his little brother. When he failed to do so, his guilt awakened special hate chakra in his brain that made him really evil.]]
%%BiggerBad does not apply to Madara.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:After being resurrected via Edo Tensei by Kabuto, Madara joins Obito on the battlefield against the Shinobi Alliance. Madara and Obito are, however, on equal standing as both have their own reasons for joining forces, and Obito isn't exactly acting like how a [[TheDragon Dragon]] should.]]
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:Madara seems to enjoy a good fight, as seen when he considers anything less than fighting all five Kage an inadequate challenge. He allows the Kage to demonstrate their attacks, and delivers both praise for their strength (Onoki and A) and criticism for using their strongest attacks early (Mei). However, Madara does not allow this trait to get the best of him; when he decides to complete the Moon's Eye Plan, he immediately thrashes the Kage and goes off to find Naruto.]]
** [[spoiler:After Gai releases the Eighth gate and Madara gets hit by the Evening Elephant, he just smiles and tells Gai to don't stop. He wants to have more fun]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He's got the '''First Hokage's face''' ''on his chest''!]] [[spoiler:In chapter 602 we get to see that he was able to live far beyond his supposed "death" at the Valley of the End by hooking himself up to a combination of the Gedo Mazo and what appears to be a gelatinous blob of the First Hokage's cells. This connection is represented by several pipe-like growths that protrude from his back and feed back into the statue.]]
** His [[spoiler: Ten Tails Jinchuriki form looks like Obito's controlled form, only more perfected.]]
** [[spoiler:After Zetsu backstabs him under Kaguya's orders, most of the chakra in the world is absorbed into his body. [[PhlebotinumOverload His body swells under the strain to near the point of exploding]], until it [[TransformationOfThePossessed collapses into Kaguya's form]] and under her control.]]
* BreakingLecture: Gives one to [[spoiler:Obito]] in Chapter 602.
* CameBackStrong: A villainous example. He was [[TheUndead resurrected]] in a younger form, close to the prime of his life, but he kept the modifications that he made to his body ([[spoiler:[[GreenThumb Mokuton]], [[LivingBattery Hashirama's DNA]]]], and [[GameBreaker the Rinnegan!]]) [[spoiler:after he faked his death at the Valley of the End]]. Combined with the fact that he now has [[CompleteImmortality infinite energy reserves and an immortal body]], he can now spam his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dangerous Forbidden Techniques]] without worrying about it affecting his stamina or lifespan. [[spoiler:The only drawback is that his new body is still technically dead and can't be used as a host for the Ten-tailed Beast, meaning he can't actually enact his own plan on his own.]] [[spoiler:He is then fully resurected in the flesh, which apparently let him use the full power of his modified body to give pause to nine tailed beasts combined. It is possible he is now actually stronger than Hashirama]].
** Definitely stronger now that he [[spoiler: became the Ten Tails Jinchuriki.]]
* CassandraTruth: "The Senju will subjugate the Uchiha like a lowly servant". Guess what happened?
** Possibly overlaps with SelfFulfillingProphecy, given the implication that Madara's own betrayal may be what ultimately caused the rift that led to the Uchiha's subjugation to begin with.
** Turns out that this is played totally straight: [[spoiler:He sensed the distrust around him by the newly formed village, especially by Tobirama, and even his own clan. While he took Hashirama's nomination as the First Hokage in stride, he dismissed the notion that he could ever succeed Hashirama as Hokage, accurately stating that it would likely go to Tobirama instead, and decided it was no longer worth it anymore, and [[ThenLetMeBeEvil decided to turn against Hashirama again]]]].
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Moved the pieces into place prior to tasking Obito with implementing their plan. This included summoning the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from the moon, producing the Zetsus, transplanting his Rinnegan eyes into Nagato, and imparting Obito with the knowledge needed to implement the plan.]]
** Madara takes this UpToEleven when we find out that [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Rin's death]] and [[FallenHero Obito's]] subsequent FaceHeelTurn were all orchestrated by Madara. The entire plan to kidnap Rin, make her a Jinchuriki, and set her loose on Konoha was something Madara came up with and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] the Mist Ninja into doing. He even planned for Rin to kill herself to stop that from happening; the only thing that didn't go as planned was that Kakashi ended up killing Rin rather than the Mist Ninja. And all of this was to manipulate Obito into making a FaceHeelTurn and unlocking/testing his Mangekyou Sharingan.]] Damn.
* ChildhoodFriends: [[spoiler:He used to be friends with Hashirama.]]
* ColonyDrop: Can summon asteroids to flatten his opponents. Onoki stopped one just in time, but Madara simply called down a second.
* CombatCompliment: Seems to love issuing these.
* CombatHandFan: Uses a ''gunbai''.
* TheComicallySerious: Is. He. EVER. Fans have found his "Oh, well." to be his best yet; especially considering the circumstances and everything that was going on.
** TheStoic: He responds to just about everything [[spoiler:post-resurrection]] with either [[DeadpanSnarker dry wit]] or cold rebuttal.
* TheCorrupter[=/=]EvilMentor: [[spoiler:He rescues Obito only to turn him into the Tobi we all know and loathe.]]
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:Madara resurrecting himself brings him back at full power, but because he gave away his Rinnegan eyes before he died the eyes granted to him by Edo Tensei crumble into ash. [[HandicappedBadass Even while blind he still manages to repeal Hashirama, Sasuke, and Naruto]].]]
* CombatSadomasochist: Absolutely loves powerful opponents capable of putting a heavy dent in him and returning the favour. [[spoiler: Taken up to eleven with his reactions throughout tanking Might Gai's 8th Gate techniques.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Madara thought of practically everything. [[spoiler:First, he stole the First Hokage's cells during their duel and used them to to both gain the Rinnegan and Wood Release kekkei genkai and grow an army of Zetsu, and when he was old and dying passed his Rinnegan on to Nagato so that he could be resurrected with the Rinne Tensei technique once the Ten Tails was revived. He took the mortally wounded Obito Uchiha, named him his successor, and patched him up using Zetsu cells so that if something happened to botch Nagato resurrecting him and/or he was brought back with Edo Tensei, he could simply hijack Obito's Zetsu cells and force him to use Rinne Tensei to fully revive him when the time came to become the Ten Tails' junchuriki. Even when that backfired, his smirk and comment of "I failed, huh..." hinted towards a backup plan: have Black Zetsu hijack Tobi's attempt to use the Rinne Tensei in order to presumably revive the people he had killed and force his student to revive him instead. The only thing he ''didn't'' account for was his eyes crumbling to ashes following his total resurrection. And even that didn't prove to be much of a hindrance, since he ''still'' somehow became able to use Susanoo, a visual-based power, ''without eyes''.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Aside from the flashbacks, this is the result whenever he gets into a fight. Regardless if it's [[spoiler:the five kages, Tailed beasts, Hashirama, Tobirama and Naruto.]]
* TheCynic: He perceives the world as a dark place where there will always be winners and losers, and as being impossible to improve. [[spoiler:However, he rejects the ultimate conclusion that nothing matters - if ''this'' world is hopeless, then he'll create a new one.]]
* DanceBattler: His taijutsu style. Possibly the reason why he refers to fights as "dances".
* DarkMessiah: He becomes the [[spoiler: Ten Tails Jinchuriki and looks like the Sage did, only a LOT more menacing.]]
** [[spoiler: In fact His D.O.B is the 24th of December. It doesn't get more obvious then that.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Downplayed; although he was dead by the start of the story, he lived long enough to have met both Nagato and Obito despite supposedly having died around 80 years previous.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:After spending most of his life in war, losing his siblings and never defeating Hashirama Senju, Madara finally lost all reason after discovering human conflict led to people stealing chakra from god and made the world only worse.]]
* DiabolusExMachina: His power escalates through one of these after another.
* DiscardAndDraw: [[spoiler:When he is finally revived for the sake of his plan, he loses his Edo Tensei immortality and the eyes recreated for him via the technique. However, he retains the ability to [[EnergyAbsorption absorb chakra]], in addition to stealing the [[SuperMode Sage Mode]] of Hashirama Senju and gaining his [[HealingFactor high-speed regeneration]], on top of the enhanced strength and speed provided by his modified body.]]
* DissonantSerenity: [[spoiler:Madara's chill even as his plan to become the Ten Tails' jinchuuriki temporarily goes down the dumper.]]
* TheDragon: With Nagato sealed away, Itachi breaking free, and Mu mere moments from being defeated, Kabuto brings him out as a trump card.
** DragonInChief: [[spoiler:In the sense that he knew the hand signs to perform the Edo Tensei jutsu and, though Kabuto was defeated before finding this out, this meant that he could take control of his body at anytime he chose, and could even refuse to be un-summoned. In other words, he only let Kabuto ''think'' he was his Dragon.]]
* TheDreaded: Even decades after his death, his name alone is enough to make all the great villages ally against him. [[spoiler:Tobi, aka Obito, takes advantage of this and pretty much goads the entire world into a war against himself.]]
* EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler:Using the Preta Path he can absorb an opponent's chakra. Even after being resurrected without his Rinnegan, he is able use the Senju cells within his body to drain Hashirama's senjutsu chakra and suck the Nine Tails chakra out of a number of Shinobi Alliance soldiers.]]
* EpicFail: [[spoiler:When Madara spots Hashirama he [[SayMyName screams out his name]] with a SlasherSmile... and Hashirama tells him to shut up and wait his turn, rendering [[StunnedSilence Madara speechless with a comedic expression stuck on his face]]]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He describes Edo Tensei as an atrocity the violates the sanctity of life and death. [[spoiler: Of course, he ''was'' planning on being revived, just through a different method so his standards aren't that strong here.]]
* EvilCounterpart: One might examine Madara's character and find he is this to [[spoiler:Itachi. Both were born into their clans as prodigies, both were in constant competition with their brothers and both were torn between their loyalties to their clan and their village. Their main difference is in their ideologies; both are extreme, but also polar opposites; Madara is a BloodKnight who believes war is inevitable, and Itachi is a KnightTemplar who sought to avert war at any cost.]]
** [[spoiler:They also differed in the choice they made. Madara chose the clan, Itachi chose the village. However, had Madara chosen differently, then Itachi wouldn't have had to make his choice and the clan would probably still be intact.]]
** Both also loved [[spoiler:their younger brothers]] very deeply. [[spoiler:In Chapter 619, the revived Hashirama claims that Madara loved his brother Izuna even more than Itachi loved Sasuke, and it's revealed that Izuna's death pushed Madara over the edge. The big difference between Madara and Itachi is that Itachi was able to keep Sasuke safe (physically anyway).]]
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:He and Hashirama Senju were friends as children, and the loss of that friendship was what caused Madara to first awaken his Sharingan. Even as an adult, Madara continued to acknowledge Hashirama as being the only [[WorthyOpponent person stronger than himself]].]]
* EvilGloating: Constantly brags about how superior he is to everyone else.
* EvilIsEasy: He effortlessly absorbs Ten Tails, because [[spoiler: he and the beast's goal are the same, stripping mankind of freewill]]. The Sage of Six Paths had to battle the monster, and Obito as well was being torn apart, since [[spoiler: part of him subconciously regretted the Eye of the Moon Plan.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: Kabuto brings him back with Edo Tensei for his own amusement. [[spoiler:When Kabuto's defeat dispels Edo Tensei, Madara breaks free of his control and advises the Kages to chastise Kabuto for dabbling in forbidden techniques.]]
* EvilIsPetty: Although he was TheDreaded and ShroudedInMyth in backstory, he's striking in several aspects once he makes his appearance; he is strikingly powerful, to the that point that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow actually hits a WritersBlock... and yet, as a person beneath all that power and status, he's actually repulsive in a rather pathetic way. Madara is phenomenally self-centered and egotistical for a legend [[spoiler:whose claim to fame is being AlwaysSecondBest to his rival Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage in Konoha's history; he reveals in a flashback that he was responsible for the poor diplomatic relations between Konoha and the Hidden Stone village when]] he sabotaged peace talks he was supposed to oversee purely to spite [[spoiler:Hashirama's plan of making peace between the five great nations.]] He then dips into sexism [[spoiler:during his posturing to try and intimidate the Kages,]] looking down on Tsunade's strength because she's a woman (though he quickly recants his statement when she wrecks his Susano'o). [[spoiler:When you realize the AssimilationPlot Naruto is racing to thwart was cooked up by a spiteful, sexist warmonger out of no greater ambitions than ''as an ego trip'', it allows Madara to rather spectacularly avert EvilIsCool.]]
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler:To Tobi/Obito.]]
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler:When he was alive. Just [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140113085645/naruto/images/f/f9/Old_Madara.png look at him!]]]]
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803161537/naruto/images/2/22/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Madara.svg Mangekyo Sharingan]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803161833/naruto/images/4/42/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Madara_%28Eternal%29.svg Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan]], and [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111205180620/naruto/images/7/7e/Rinnegan.svg Rinnegan]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: Taken UpToEleven by Neil Kaplan in the dub.
* EvilRedHead: [[http://image.mangabird.info/sites/default/files/manga/4/13/20140519064007355.jpg After becoming the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki]].
* EvilerThanThou: The Nine-Tailed Fox, self-proclaimed hatred incarnate, calls Madara's chakra evil.
* {{Expy}}: Teru Mikami from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:After Madara resurrects himself, his eyes crumble away leaving only empty sockets.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:He was once an idealistic shinobi that wanted to protect the ninja world and make sure that no one else would die. That love turned into hatred when Tobirama killed his little brother.]]
* FoeRomanceSubtext: The Sharingan is awakened by the loss of a loved one. Madara's Sharingan was awakened when he [[spoiler:ended his friendship with Hashirama.]]
* FoeTossingCharge: Shown in the anime where him running into the Shinobi Alliance forces opposing him sent '''dozens''' of them flying.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: He's got several dozen different abilities that would allow him to win against the entire Shinobi Alliance pretty much instantly, but he spends all his time focusing on using the orbs that he got from being the Ten-tails jinchuriku to the exclusion of every other ability.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Co-founded the Leaf with Hashirama Senju. This is almost universally forgotten or voluntarily ignored by Naruto's time, given he tried to destroy the Leaf after leaving it.
** To bring it home, [[spoiler:he is the one who ''gave'' the village the name "The Village Hidden in the Leaf", and Hashirama even nominated him as Hokage]].
* GambitRoulette: In Chapter 675, it's revealed that [[spoiler: ''he'' was the true mastermind behind Rin's death, as the Hidden Mist abducted her while under his mind control. Yes, the entirety of Rin's death, down to Kakashi being the one to kill her, was orchestrated by Madara, all in order to ensnare Obito as his servant.]]
* GameFace / SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Sports an '''epic''' one in 628 when he senses Hashirama's chakra.]]
* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler:Leaving behind the Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths he spit out is probably going to bite him in the ass later, especially considering that, as the Ten-Tails' Jinchuurki, he now has more than enough chakra to easily wield them]].
* TheGift: Was born with exceptional chakra even by the standards of the battle-oriented and highly gifted Uchiha Clan. Madara was the first to unlock the Mangekyo Sharingan and the only one ([[spoiler:until Sasuke obtained it]]) to have the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. [[spoiler:He was also the first person since the Sage of Six Paths to awaken the Rinnegan.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: As a zombie, he could afford to let himself be hit and just instantly regenerate. Even as a human it doesn't matter, since he can get replacement parts from Zetsu. [[spoiler:As the host of the Ten-Tails, his entire right side basically explodes and he regenerates it almost immediately.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:After failing to become Hokage, Madara dedicated his time to studying the Uchiha stone tablet and discovered that chakra was stolen from a god to stop human conflict but only made things worse. After concluding that mankind was cursed and any attempt at peace was futile, he decided to place humanity in a LotusEaterMachine to end all conflicts in the world. To make matters worse, the tablet was actually edited by Black Zetsu to convince the Uchiha that the Infinite Tsukuyomi (which was needed to free Kaguya) was their salvation. All of Madara's dreams and plans were founded on a lie.]]
* GreenThumb: Possesses the Mokuton via Kabuto's "modifications", [[spoiler:though he also had access to it in his twilight years.]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Sasuke, not that this actually stopped him thanks to his HealingFactor.]]
* HateSink: [[spoiler: Between [[HeManWomanHater bashing women]], [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman considering the Bijuu as mindless slaves]], [[HeroKiller putting the two protagonists at death's doorstep]], turning [[TheWoobie Obito's]] [[BreakTheCutie life into a nightmare so bad]] [[CorruptTheCutie he would try to remake reality]] and [[WhyWontYouDie surviving every goddamn thing they throw at him]], Madara Uchiha seems to serve no better purpose than being a completely despicable VillainSue.]]
* TheHeavy: As of chapter 675, he may have actually surpassed Obito for this. To elaborate, it's revealed that [[spoiler: ''Madara himself'' was behind the events]] leading to Rin's death, which was the reason for Obito's FaceHeelTurn, in order to get Obito under his control. Going further, [[spoiler: his rivalry with Hashirama]] is what set the entire plot in motion.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:Madara's desire to protect Izuna caused him to discard his friendship with Hashirama, and his failure to do so consumed him with [[ThePowerOfHate hatred for the Senju]] to the point where he said nothing short of Hashirama committing suicide or killing his own younger brother would change his opinion. Hashirama's willingness to take him up on the former convinces Madara to give their old friendship another shot... until he overhears Tobirama criticizing Hashirama's wish to make Madara the First Hokage and stating that the village - including the Uchiha - would never accept him, causing Madara [[HeelFaceDoorSlam to become]] a BloodKnight nihilist and attempt to annihilate the village with the Nine Tails.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: [[spoiler:Yes, really. When he was young, he considered himself a failure for having awakened the Sharingan, because it meant that he had failed in protecting those he loved. It's unclear if he still thinks the same as an adult or not.]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:He puts both Naruto and Sasuke on their deathbeds in just two chapters.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Every time someone gain an advantage over him, Madara finds a way to NoSell it.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: During his legendary fight with Hashirama Senju, [[spoiler:his opponent seemingly killed him by sticking a sword into his back.]]
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Had a truly massive one with the 1st Hokage. Much of the current conflict in the story can be traced back to his inability to accept being AlwaysSecondBest to him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler:Ok, so the newly founded village doesn't trust you, even after all you did for them (including ''name'' them). Your ''own'' clan stops trusting you because they see your dire warnings of them being wiped out as paranoia from a man [[AlwaysSecondBest who came second to Hashirama]]. So how to fix this? How about undermining everything Hashirama had done to create peace between the newly-formed villages, then try to kill him? That would definitely work out with ''no'' serious repercussions for your clan whatsoever.]]
** [[spoiler:Though, to be fair, it's implied that Madara had pretty much stopped caring about his clan by the time he defected.]]
* InstantArmor: His Susano'o guards him from all attacks and he can spawn it at any moment, [[spoiler:even if he doesn't have any eyes]].
** His Susanoo's final form can function as this for a Tailed Beast. In his fight with Hashirama Senju, he used it for the Nine-Tailed Fox.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: [[spoiler:Using Hashirama's cells, Madara can summon a wood dragon with a Gonzo-like nose]].
* InvincibleVillain: WordOfGod confirms this, and he goes through various stages of it: an unbound, limitlessly regenerating zombie; a super-tough mortal that can replace limbs on a whim; and finally [[spoiler:host to the ten-tails with all its powers and a HealingFactor that can regenerate basically any injury]]. It's only until [[spoiler: Might Guy goes all Eight Gates that he finally meets someone not named Hashirama that can do more than mildly inconvenience him, and even that fight only ended in Guy's favor when Guy used [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique a suicide technique]] to basically one shot him, which didn't stick because of the aforementioned healing. When Naruto and Sasuke gain the powers of the Sage's sons and not only match him, [[CurbstompBattle but surpass him]], he runs off and grabs his other Rinnegan eye, bringing him back on par with them and letting him enact his endgame.]]
* {{Irony}}: Being an immortal zombie with endless chakra is what makes him truly invincible [[spoiler:but it also prevents him from becoming the Juubi's jinchuriki and completing the Moon Eye Plan.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: As per the usual for Uchihas. Which, considering he was once their Head ''and'' among the most influential in their history (founding Konoha alongside Hashirama) means he set the standard for them during the time of the Hidden Villages. First he was mad because his clan wanted to stop fighting the Senju clan, then he was mad because ''he'' didn't get to be Hokage, and then he was mad because he felt his clan didn't respect him enough.
** Of course, it doesn't help that Harashima, [[WorthyOpponent the person he respects most]], ''enables'' his behavior by constantly sympathizing with him.
** Although it's revealed that [[spoiler:he didn't mind not being Hokage if Hashirama took the position instead, what really made him leave was the fact that Tobirama would later inherit the position. He considers that his clan's inability to see what would happen to them under Tobirama's rule to be a case of TooDumbToLive, so he gave up on them.]]
** Refused to stop fighting Hashirama [[spoiler:to help the entire armed forces survive what looked like an absolute-kill attack]] and is offended that Hashirama considers saving them more important than fighting him again.
* IWasQuiteALooker: We have both seen him [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111021121432/naruto/images/0/0f/Madara-Uchiha-madara-Anime.jpg as a warrior in his prime]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ElderMadara_2883.jpg as a withered husk of a man]]. [[spoiler:He was resurrected in his more dashing form by Kabuto.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Even before [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn]], Kurama claimed that [[EvilerThanThou Madara's chakra is more sinister than his own]], and [[spoiler:when he recognized Madara's presence in the war, he immediately pulled an EnemyMine with Naruto.]] Uchiha Madara is pretty much the biggest dick in the entire series, and that says ''a lot.''
** He refused to stop his fight with Hashirama [[spoiler:despite them both being zombies anyway and Obito's about to obliterate everyone in the barrier]] and acts offended that Hashirama considers that to be more important than fighting him again.
** Constantly referring to the Bijuu as ''filthy beasts'' certainly qualifies. Remember that it's been established that all the Tailed Beasts have their own names and feelings; Madara keeps alluding that the Bijuu are nothing more than mindless monsters running around unsupervised and that they deserved to have a leash tied around their necks. What a jerk.
* TheJuggernaut: To date, nothing the good guys have tried has even come close to slightly inconveniencing him.
* JustToyingWithThem: [[spoiler:As of his resurrection, he is easily the second strongest ninja of all time after the Sage. He could easily wipe out the five Kage, but just ends up playing with them until his enjoyment is ruined, after which he proceeds to CurbStompBattle them off-panel and crash Obito's party. Afterwards, he continues playing or sitting around and is largely content to just watch as the Shinobi Alliance battles with Tobi and the Ten Tails, even though he could probably defeat everyone outright. He only gets serious when his plans are about to be disrupted, and even then, he is reluctant to interrupt his fun.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: ''He's'' the one who got Rin killed, with the Zetsus intentionally bringing Obito just too late to help, to BreakTheCutie and get Obito on board with the Moon's Eye plan.]]
** He's quite the bastard, and ''refuses'' to allow Obito to escape him and/or redeem himself.
* KickTheSonOfABitch[=/=]EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:Manipulating the Zetsu parts in Obito to make him do his bidding at the end of Chapter 636 certainly counts. Bonus points for Obito being beaten half dead by Kakashi, and even more bonus points for the technique that Madara's forcing him to use being a fatal one. It's hard to feel sorry for Obito for all the atrocities he's pulled.]]
** [[spoiler: kinda subverted now that we know he manipulated in becoming Madara's pawn from the beginning by setting up Rin Dead.]]
** [[spoiler:it does backfire initially when Obito decides to hijack the technique and become the Ten Tails' jinkuuriki. However, after losing the Tailed Beasts, he proceeds to perform the technique and properly revive himself.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: His arrival on the battlefield turns the table against the Alliance from a swift victory of hope to a losing CurbStompBattle of despair. [[spoiler:His complete revival [[YankTheDogsChain quickly reverts all that the heroes fought to achieve]] and puts both of the protagonists at death's doorstep.]]
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: After he becomes the Ten Tails' new Jinchuriki, just like Obito, he's clad almost completely in white, and his skin also turns this color.]]
* LightningBruiser: He's fast and strong enough to CurbStompBattle almost everyone he faces.
* MagicalEye: In addition to the [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] above he has the Eternal Magenkyou Sharingan. He also bears the Rinnegan and with it the powers of the Six Paths. They grant the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]...
** EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler:Through the Preta Path and his Senju cells.]]
** InstantArmor: His Susanoo, which is MultiArmedAndDangerous and is MultiWielding [[GoodWeaponEvilWeapon wavy bladed swords]] in its base form, and can ascend to a gargantuan completed form capable of rearranging landscapes with its katanas.
* MadeOfIron: Madara literally became a human ping-pong ball for the Tailed Beasts when he charged headfirst into the fray, was hit with some of the strongest attacks seen in the series (Five-Tails horn attack that wounded the ''Eight-Tails'', Six-Tails' ''pool of acid'', etc.) - each attack getting stronger since the One through Seven Tailed Beast hit him one after the other - which finally culminated in ALL the tailed beasts smashing ''through'' his Senjutsu powered Complete ''Susanoo'' with their respective tails, and the only thing they get for their trouble is a slightly battered Madara and a missing arm, which he quickly replaces. The whole time, Madara expresses disdain for him only expressing anger when [[spoiler:Gaara and Shukaku nearly managing to ''seal'' him after Gaara turned him into a Person Puppet.]]
** FridgeBrilliance: Well he is relying on Hashirama's own insane [[HealingFactor regeneration]] there (equal to that of Byakugo no Jutsu from Tsunade), his chakra absorption (which never came into play) and possible his stolen Sage Mode. White Zetsu even calls him out on his recklessness.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:To Tobi and Nagato.]]
* MoralityPet: Izuna. [[spoiler:Izuna's death is what turned him into the man he is today]].
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: [[spoiler:His death was literally the first step of his EvilPlan to replace the real world with his Infinite Tsukuyomi, and thus setting the entire plot in motion.]]
* '''NervesOfSteel''': To the point where [[spoiler:Obito blowing his plan up in his face doesn´t even make him change expressions from his deadpan smirk.]]
** [[spoiler:When revived, he is mortal, alone, blind, and facing the entire alliance backed by the released bijuu.]][[BadAssBoast He simply states that he is going to hunt and capture all the bijuu by himself!]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: When he fought Naruto and later the Kages, Madara just kept on revealing one new ability after the other to NoSell everything they threw at him. Pitched to collide against a Rasen Shuriken? Activate the Rinnegan! Outnumbered five to one? Summon clones and have them use Susanoo! Faced with a barrage of elemental and disintegrating attacks? Summon a mountain busting Susanoo! The guy who summoned you got defeated? Break your contract and fight on with unlimited chakra! [[SerialEscalation And the list goes on...]]
** [[spoiler:Once he is revived and no longer immortal, he retains the ability to absorb chakra through his Senju cells and goes on to steal Hashirama's Senjutsu-enhanced HealingFactor. When he is crushed under a pyramid of sand enhanced by Shukaku he simply bursts out with Susanoo despite having no eyes! [[RunningGag Getting crushed by nine Bijuu tail whips and losing an arm? Have White Zetsu return your right Rinnegan and give his own arm as a replacement!]]]]
* NobleDemon: Well, at one point, he was certainly noble enough to bring an end to the Warring Clans era, and co-found Konoha with his most hated enemy, and former friend. [[ThenLetMeBeEvil But things changed]]...
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Only Hashirama could get a rise out of him.]]
* OhCrap:
** What people say or express on their faces when facing him. Even the Tailed Beasts, ''the strongest beings in the series besides the Ten-Tails'', are scared when they realize their attacks are not even slowing him down. Oh crap indeed...
** And Then Madara himself get a split second OhCrap when Guy attacks with the 7th Gate.
* OneManArmy: To the point why you have to wonder why he even bothered to build the Zetsu army in the first place. This man is basically the equivalent of a space age armada versus a group of cavemen armed with sticks.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: The absorption of the Juubi into the Ten-tails Jinchuriki and becoming the equivalent of the ''Sage of the Six Paths''. [[UpToEleven As if he wasn't bad enough already.]]]]
* OpportunisticBastard: Madara Uchiha had a plan and an actual claim to {{Chessmaster}} status before his resurrection. However, he was returned to life with a series of mishaps: his former apprentice having hijacked his old plan and him being revived by the dark Impure World Resurrection technique, and since then has been trying to improvise his way to victory. Madara proceeded to wait for an opportunity to break free of the caster's control before finding his apprentice Tobi had already revived the monstrous Ten-Tailed Beast. Madara immediately seizes control of it and manipulates Tobi until he can force him to revive Madara at cost of his own life. Even when the first attempt fails, Madara makes the resurrection of his former ArchEnemy work to his advantage by draining his powers to bolster Madara's own to the point where he's even stronger when he fully revives.
* PaperFanOfDoom: That big thing on his back (see picture). Actually, not a paper fan. It's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunbai type of Japanese war fan]], more precisely a [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Gunbai_fan gunbai]]. They're usually made of wood or some other durable material. [[spoiler:Obito kept it for him while maintaining his identity]].
* PassingTheTorch: Does not believe in this, as he sees will as something that cannot be inherited. [[spoiler:Interestingly, his entire plan is based around avoiding this - while he leaves Tobi in charge and counts on Nagato's power, the final phase is to resurrect him so that he can finish what he started.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: After his resurrection, explicitly deployed as one. He didn't disappoint, going to 3rd highest bodycount [[spoiler:(after the multiplied White Zetsu and Pain)]] over just two chapters. Some time after that, he used his Susanoo to slice through an entire mountain range, ALONG with the giant meteorites he called down himself. In his legendary final battle with Hashirama Senju the two of them carved out the Valley of the End, [[spoiler:and following his resurrection he states the Kage are lucky Hashirama wasn't revived as well so that the maps wouldn't need to be redrawn "[[BadassBoast too much]]".]]
* PhysicalGod: When all combined shinobi and tailed beasts in the world can barely slow you down this trope is an understatement. [[spoiler: He becomes this in full as the third jinchuriki of the Ten Tailed Beast.]]
** [[spoiler: Then after he becomes the ''Sage of the Six Paths''.]]
* PlayingWithFire: He created the strongest Fire technique so far without any strain, as a form of greeting.
* PredecessorVillain: He was the First Hokage's most powerful enemy, and he tried to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village long before Naruto was born. [[spoiler:However, he's also the villain behind everything in the present time.]]
* {{Pride}}: Big time. Uchiha in general don't have a reputation of humility, but Madara really takes the cake. When finally deciding to [[spoiler:unleash his full Susanoo vs the five Kages, he takes the time to destroy a mountain range for no discernable reason other than showing off. He wasn't even aiming at the Kages]].
* TheRealRemingtonSteele: The reason he's such a WalkingSpoiler.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to [[spoiler:Tsunade]] after he finds out [[spoiler: she is Hashirama's descendant because she needed to use hand seals to heal herself, while Hashirama could do it at will, but he later rectified after seeing her Sōzō Saisei, comparing to be equal to Hashirama. This didn't stop him from crushing her seconds later though]].
** [[spoiler:Also gave one to the Kyuubi in a flashback, and a more general one to the current Kages. He pretty much thinks that everyone other than himself and the 1st Hokage sucks.]]
** [[spoiler: Gave one to Obito after he tried to kill him, pointing that he lacked will and commitment since he was so easily influenced by pretty words and that reality was still a brutal, dark hell covered in darkness. Bonus point because is the same type of speech Obito gave to Konan before killing her]].
* RedHerring: Tobi claimed he was Madara, and every clue pointed in that direction. Then Kabuto resurrected the real Madara, blowing away Tobi's facade.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Madara is the reincarnation of [[spoiler:Indra, the Sage of Six Paths' eldest son]].
* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:In the many years between his disgraceful defeat at the hands of Hashirama and when he rescues Obito, time has worn away at whatever power Madara had once possessed. When Obito awakens to see him, he is a short, one-eyed, shriveled old man who relies on the Mazoku statue as a life support system to keep him alive, quite a whiplash from his [[WorldsStrongestMan previous appearance]].]]
* TheRival: To Hashirama, during the Clan Wars. It went on after the Leaf's foundation, since he competed with him (and lost) to become the first Hokage.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:He leaves the Ten-Tails to fight the shinobi forces, having decided to go fight the revived First Hokage.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Was trapped in a small chamber due to having to use the Gedo Mazo as a life support system.]]
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler: He has become jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails and thus, the third Sage of Six Paths.]]
* ShyBladder: [[spoiler:He can't pee whenever someone stands behind him, as Hashirama demonstrated when they were young.]]
* SinisterScythe: His weapon of choice, [[spoiler:used as a cane in his old age.]]
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: His response to the "Will of Fire".
--> Madara: ''"You can't defeat power with will."''
* SlasherSmile: He sports one when he realizes that [[spoiler:revived Hashirama is heading to the battlefield]]. He ''literally starts shaking with excitement''; it's rather disconcerting to see the usually stoic Madara filled with [[NotSoStoic psychotic glee]].
** He does it again when [[spoiler:he's revived from the dead.]]
* SmugSmiler: He sports one when [[spoiler:Obito becomes the Ten-Tail Jinchuriki.]] He then gives another one when [[spoiler:he's about to sic Black Zetsu on Obito to revive him, while pinned down by the technique that held the TEN-TAILS in place.]]
* SmugSuper: [[spoiler:Despite losing his eyes after coming back to life surrounded by enemies, he casually states that he's going after the tailed beasts and seems unconcerned about any of the Kage level fighters around him.]]
* TheStoic: His expression next to never changes, and he rarely says much more than "meh" in response to the brutalities occurring at his hands.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:During his childhood and in the early days of Konoha's existence after the war ended, during which which he has a HairTriggerTemper at any point where anything Hashirama does to intentionally unnerve him definitely puts him off...]]
*** StunnedSilence: [[spoiler:When Hashirama finally arrives on the battlefield, Madara greets him like they're about to have another epic duel. Hashirama tells him they'll fight later, stopping the Juubi comes first. Madara spends a moment standing there with his GameFace sort of frozen there.]]
* StoryBreakerPower: To make a very very long story very very short, he has basically every power that Naruto, Sasuke, Pain and Hashirama ever had, all turned UpToEleven. By his own admission, [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow Kishimoto]] has no idea how to beat Madara at this point.
** According to [[AwesomeByAnalysis Shikaku, he's immune to everything except physical attacks.]] And as he went toe to toe [[spoiler: with Eight Gates Gai and survived Gai's ultimately ultimate super final attack (albeit heavily injured)]], he's clearly not too worried about physical attacks either.
* SunkCostFallacy: This played a big part of his argument against the cease-fire, in that it would render the sacrifices of countless Uchiha - including his own brother - moot.
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:The Rinnegan, Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Wood release, unlimited chakra and an immortal body that regenerates to be precise. Even his regular fire techniques put most kekkei genkais to shame.]]
** [[spoiler:He loses his immortality when he's revived, and by extension the unlimited chakra, but gains the ability to heal near instantaneously like Tsunade, can absorb chakra to replenish his levels, and can now use SAGE MODE. Besides that last bit, really, what's changed?]]
* TheSvengali: Taught [[spoiler:Obito]] everything he knew and named him as his successor, but intended to sacrifice him to resurrect himself.
** It should be noted that [[spoiler:this wasn't his original plan. Obito was supposed to have Nagato revive him, but Nagato died and Madara was revived as a zombie, so he had to [[XanatosSpeedChess adapt to the circumstances]]...]]
** [[spoiler: As it turns out, he was the one to arrange the events of Rin's death, in order to twist Obito into the hateful man Madara needed.]]
* TalksLikeASimile: Madara constantly makes dance references, and this is exceedingly common in ''Storm 3''. With Neil Kaplan behind him as the voice, this is more badass than it sounds.
-->"Let's have another dance, shall we?"
-->"I'd like to try some more jutsu, but you look too tired to tango, Ōnoki."
-->"Seems you have a few dance moves left."
-->"How could you have danced this long?"
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Madara and [[spoiler:Obito may need each other, but that does not mean they like it. Madara thinks that Obito is being too impatient with the Moon-Eye Plan and wants to wipe out the Shinobi Alliance first to make sure they are not a bother. Obito thinks Madara is too immature to wield such power and this is just an excuse for him to test out the Juubi's powers like a child with a new toy. There's also the matter of Madara needing Obito to sacrifice himself to use Rinne Tensei in order for him to fully revive and become the Juubi's jinchuriki, which Obito isn't exactly thrilled about.]]
* ThanatosGambit: He accounted for his own death. [[spoiler:His intent was to have Nagato resurrect him, but since Naruto foiled that, he gets brought back as a zombie instead.]]
* [[spoiler:ThenLetMeBeEvil: Even after Izuna's death, Madara was willing to cooperate with Hashirama to form the Hidden Leaf Village, to the point where Hashirama wanted to make him Hokage. Tobirama, however, stated that the Hokage should be decided by popular vote, and that Madara's candidacy would never be supported, seeing as how everyone saw Hashirama as the leader. Madara, who was overhearing this, came to the conclusion that there could never be true peace between the Senju and Uchiha, and it all went downhill from there...]]
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: [[spoiler:Madara points out that the circumstances revolving around Rin's death happened just a ''bit'' too perfectly to turn Obito to darkness, and reveals that he set the entire thing up]].
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Attempted this with the Fourth Battalion. See ColonyDrop.
* ThirdEye: After regaining [[spoiler: both of his Rinnegan he gains a third eye resembling that of the Senju, Kaguya, and Sasuke's Rinnegan by getting close to the moon.]]
* TrashTalk: Can pretty much always be found belittling his current opponents or pretty much whoever is nearby.
** [[spoiler:His current topic of choice is how inferior he feels the current Kages are to him and the 1st Hokage.]]
** [[spoiler:In a flashback he was shown do this to even the Nine Tails, telling him (more or less) that he's stupid and needs the Uchiha Clan to give him purpose.]]
* {{Troll}}: He [[ColonyDrop drops a meteorite]] on the Fourth division. When Onoki managed to stop it with great effort, Madara spends a moment looking [[TheStoic stoic]] before dropping another meteorite on him.
* TheUndead: After being brought back by Kabuto's [[PeoplePuppets Edo Tensei]] jutsu.
* UndyingLoyalty: Deconstructed. He was fanatical loyal to the Uchihas, to the point of [[spoiler:stealing/asking for his brothers' eyes so he could face Hashirama in their War]]. This extended to also fanatically fighting for the Uchiha dignity to the point of [[spoiler:being banished from his Clan and the Village that he helped create]]. Needless to say, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he didn't take the news well]].
** Should be noted that most of this comes from a proven UnreliableNarrator, so it could all be bunk.
* {{Understatement}}: Only Madara can under-sell [[spoiler:pretty much massacring the five Kage]] in that cool and bored demeanor of stating things:
--> [[spoiler:'''Naruto''': What happened to all the others!?!]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Madara''': Who knows. They're probably... not okay. *cut to shot of the Kage all lying in pools of their own blood*]]
%% * TheUnfettered
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:He and his entire clan were pawns in Black Zetsu's scheme to revive his "mother" Kaguya.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Judging from the flashback, he seemed to be a bit of a loner, but undeniably adorable and you wouldn't know this man would be one of the {{Big Bad|Duumvirate}}s just by looking at him.]]
* VillainOverride: [[spoiler:A key part of his plan involves Obito sacrificing his life to use [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Rinne Tensei]] to revive him completely. Obito is understandably hesitant about this. His solution is to force Obito's body to perform the jutsu by taking control of the latter's Zetsu cells. Of course Obito did not take this lying down and overrode his override.]]
** [[spoiler:It should be noted that Madara's ''original'' plan was to have Nagato, who could probably survive it, revive him with Rinne Tensei. Unfortunately he had to change his plans when Nagato died prematurely and Kabuto revived him as a zombie instead.]]
* VillainRespect: To his friend and rival, Hashirama, and later on, to Might Guy, whom he calls the finest Taijutsu expert he's ever seen. He's even impressed that Guy came close to killing him.
* WalkingSpoiler:He is critical to several major plot twists that come after more than 550 chapters of the manga, making it almost impossible for him not to be this.
* WalkingTheEarth: For years after being banished.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Likes to paint himself as such. Madara claims he wants to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create a world where there is only peace and love, and everyone is a winner]].
** [[spoiler:This is eventually expounded upon. Madara believes that [[LifeEnergy chakra]], despite originally being meant to bring people closer together, is ultimately just a source of endless suffering and conflict. His ultimate goal is to save humanity by creating a dream world without chakra.]]
** [[spoiler: [[RuleOfThree Then revealed]] that Infinite Tsukuyomi isn't anything good by Hagomoro himself; it traps every human in a dreamlike state and they're food for the Shinju, yet kept in a state of AndIMustScream for all eternity. Madara's own words and actions reveal this is bull. He only wants to be the only person to have chakra, the strongest chakra to boot, so he can be a god.]]
** [[spoiler:Ultimately played straight. When he finally performs the Infinite Tsukuyomi, he ''really does'' give everyone a dream world where they can have everything they want, and berates Naruto for "interfering with the happiness of everyone". Madara honestly does believe he's doing this for humanity's benefit.]]
** [[spoiler:The difference between what Infinite Tsukyomi actually does and what Madara intended is justified since the tablet that inspired his plans was altered by Black Zetsu.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Made the offer to [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha, training him as his successor but all the while planning to use him as a backup for Nagato. Following his complete resurrection he makes the offer to Sasuke Uchiha, but is turned down (probably didn't help that he had considered out loud taking Sasuke's EMS until he could get his Rinnegan back before the offer).]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Along with everything else, one ''more'' reason to hate this guy is his attitude towards [[spoiler:the Tailed Beasts - he doesn't care about (or otherwise completely ignores) the fact that they have minds and souls of their own, treating them like nothing but weapons for humankind (especially himself) to use as they will.]] This starkly contrasts Naruto, who is [[spoiler:the first human since the Sage of the Six Paths to show the Tailed Beasts care and compassion - to the point that they've practically sworn loyalty to him.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Every single strong character who's faced Madara to date has been subject to this. [[spoiler:Madara himself suffers from it when Guy's Night Moth shatters ''at least'' his ribcage and right arm and leaves a hole in his side, and he happily admits that without the regenerative abilities of being the Juubi Jinchuriki he would have been killed by it.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: Considered this during his era alongside Hashirama, though since [[spoiler:his resurrection, he has integrated his DNA into his body]], making him the one of the most powerful shinobi to walk the earth. To the point [[spoiler:that he needs the Five Kages to face him at all]]. Even then, they weren't enough when he starts to get a ''little'' serious.
** Let's face it - not even Nagato or Tobi could possibly hope to [[spoiler:trounce the Five Kages]] with such ease. The man is pretty much the third strongest shinobi of all time, right after the Sage of the Six Paths (who was a PhysicalGod) and Hashirama Senju. [[spoiler:He's even worse than the Sage when it comes to threat level, considering the fact he's pretty much immortal now.]] However... [[spoiler:Naruto is matching him now; while Madara had taken out Bee and Gai, Naruto is pretty much fighting him one on one and not only holding his own but forcing Madara to take him seriously.]]
** [[spoiler: Naruto was able to match him while he was an Edo Tensei, going blow for blow with him and Madara even regarded him as a serious threat. However, when he is fully resurrected, Madara takes on all nine tailed beasts and Gaara at once and when he regains his eye, he defeats them with a single repulsion technique and seals them. Now he's the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki...]]
** [[spoiler: Then Gai nearly kills him and Naruto shows up with new abilities that make him immune to Madara's primary weapon.]]
* WorthyOpponent:
** Considered Hashirama as one to the point where you can consider it FoeYay, considering how much he drones on and on about how everyone except him and Hashirama (and maybe Naruto) sucks.
-->'''Madara''': Hashirama "Wood Style" Senju... the future First Hokage, the man who stood at the top of the ninja world and the person that I respected most.
** Also considers Might Guy one; even after becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails, he's impressed that Might Guy gave him a close fight that even ''he'' wasn't sure he could win.
** [[spoiler: After Naruto and Sasuke awake their powers as the children of the Sage of Six Path, he knows fighting without his other Rinnegan would be bad]]
* WouldHitAGirl: In fact, he'd bisect one with a giant blunt object just out of spite for her grandfather.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Played with. Onoki asks him why didn't he display this much power when he last fought him; he replies with "Which adult would go serious on a child?"
* XanatosSpeedChess: Seems to be pretty good at this. [[spoiler:The original plan was to have Pain resurrect him. Then Pain died and Obito took his powers while Madara came back as a zombie, so Madara had a backup plan to force Obito to do it whether he wanted to or not. When that fell through, he devised a plan to use Hashirama (one of only two people with the power to harm Obito) to hijack the Infinite Tsukiyomi before Obito could implement his version. Time will tell if this latest one pans out.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Does this to Obito. Upon finding out that Obito is fatally injured, Madara takes over Obito's Zetsu parts in order to [[KickTheDog force him to use Rinne Tensei]] (which kills the user if they don't have enough chakra) on him so that he will be truly restored to life, allowing him to become the Ten-Tails' jinchuuriki. This backfires when Obito overrides his will and becomes the Ten Tails' jinchuriki himself, but Madara doesn't seem to care.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Almost everyone who has ever met and spoken to this man hates his guts. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Kurama]], the ''Nine-Tailed Fox'', can't stand him, and considering the shit he's had to put up with for the last few centuries, that says ''a lot'' about Madara Uchiha. [[hottip:*:Granted, Madara is responsible for most of the things Kurama has had to endure, seeing as he mind-controlled Kurama during his battle with Hashirama and taught that technique to Obito.]] [[spoiler:Even Tobi, aka Obito Uchiha, his protege, kinda hates him as well. The only people who can tolerate him are Senju Hashirama, who was once his best friend, and Izuna, his brother, though Madara did everything he could to hate Hashirama and, in rejecting his assistance, essentially let Izuna die]].
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[[folder:Zetsu]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Michael Sorich and Creator/BrianBeacock (EN, original), TravisWillingham (EN, current)

Zetsu is a strange plant-like being created from the First Hokage's DNA that serves as Akatsuiki's spy, lookout, and [[IAmAHumanitarian corpse disposal]]. He possesses LiteralSplitPersonalities that talk to each other, and was the only Akatsuki member who is never shown with a partner, because he can be his own partner. He can perfectly blend into the background (sometimes by use of a Venus flytrap thing). He is capable of recording events, such as Naruto and Sasuke's fight at the Valley of the End and Sasuke and Itachi's final battle, for others to view.

Zetsu knows Tobi's identity and status as the true leader of Akatsuki, and thus works closely with him. He showed ability to split his two sides apart, and had his white side lead Sasuke to the Kage summit while the black side stayed behind with Tobi. The white half interrupted meeting and revealed that Sasuke was in the building, after which the Raikage strangled him until he lost consciousness.

White Zetsu managed to escape the summit and healed the wounds Sasuke had received in his battles with Danzo, Kakashi and Naruto. Both halves appeared to be looking for Kisame's dead body, only to reveal that the body was just a White Zetsu clone, which was created so Kisame could infiltrate Kumogakure. During the Fourth Great Shinobi World War, Zetsu is the main source of Tobi's army. It is eventually discovered by Sakura that White Zetsu was created using the 1st Hokage's DNA. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu was defeated by Naruto and the Mizukage's squad while attempting to assassinate the daimyos, while White Zetsu was killed by Sasuke Uchiha in order to test out his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. During Tobi's [[StartOfDarkness flashback arc]], it is revealed that White Zetsu was one of numerous prototypes created by Madara Uchiha using Hashirama Senju's DNA and served as Obito's bodyguard during his recovery. One of these was a Spiral Zetsu with a quirkish personality and a face that inspired Tobi to don his spiral-patterned mask. The "main" Zetsu was one specifically chosen by Madara to contain his "will." Madara, just before he died, inserted his "will" into half of this Zetsu, forming the black half of his body.
->His hobby is observing unique shinobi.
->Favorite phrase: "Independence unbending" which means "The only one you can count on is yourself".

!!! Tropes Applying to all Zetsu
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* ArtificialHuman: One of an army of artificial soldiers created from the cells of the First Hokage.
* BlatantLies: "[[MemeticMutation Tobi is a good boy!]]"
* ChekhovsSkill: How Black Zetsu was able to [[spoiler:get to the final battle field becomes important in chapter 664, when he uses the same ability to steal the other half of Kurama.]]
* TheDragon: To Tobi. He's been working with Tobi much longer than most of Akatsuki. Ironic, given Tobi's first appearance made him look like Zetsu's underling, but it possibly was to cover him. And also CoDragons with Pain and Kisame before their deaths.
** [[spoiler:Black Zetsu To Madara Uchiha. He is the one who finally revives him.]]
*** [[spoiler:White Zetsu clones count as well. One did bring back his Rinnegan after all, as well as providing a spare arm...]]
** [[spoiler:But in truth, Black Zetsu is neither the dragon to Tobi ''or'' Madara, despite Madara claims that he is a manifestation of Madara's own will. He is actually a servant of Kaguya, the very first user of Chakra, and he ultimately backstabs Madara.]]
* EnigmaticMinion: Until Tobi's flashback, nobody really knows what his deal is, except being one of the few that knows the truth about Tobi. [[spoiler:Until Chapter 678, even ''Obito and Madara'' didn't have any idea what he was really up to.]]
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Looks like plant seeds.
* GreenThumb: Can merge with the earth and even burrow underground by fusing themselves with a system of underground tree roots, masking his chakra altogether and allowing him to tunnel around undetected at extreme speeds. This is of course all made possible out of Hashirama's Wood Style abilities.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: White Zetsu only has the left half of his body, possibly providing the right half of Obito's body. [[spoiler:Chojuro cuts Black Zetsu in half during the War arc.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: A [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] ManEatingPlant who [[GreenThumb can move seamlessly within the earth, grass and trees]] and has [[SplitPersonality black and white halves which differ in personality]] and which can split from each other physically, with the white half [[MesACrowd capable of making clones of himself]] in a process akin to a fungal parasite. WordOfGod implies he's probably not even human, [[spoiler:considering that he's an artificial amalgamation of Hashirama's DNA and Madara's will]].
* ImAHumanitarian[=/=]ManEatingPlant: Disposes of corpses by eating them. His favorite food is even listed as ''chewy people''.
* IronicEcho: [[CatchPhrase "*insert name here* is a good boy"]] becomes this [[spoiler:in chapter 603.]]
* MysteriousWatcher: Subverted. Nobody knew who he was or what he wanted the first time he showed up in the series but it soon beame clear he belonged to Akatsuki.
* PlantPerson: Was grown from Hashirama's cells and the Gedo Mazo statue.
* SplitPersonality: Has black and white halves.
* TalkingToThemself: White and Black Zetsu talk to each other and frequently argue.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: In one body. Sorta.
* TheDarkChick: When Kabuto joins in and after Konan's defection.


!! Black Zetsu
-->"''…The only one you can count on is yourself.''"

A creature made manifest by fusing Madara's will to that of a White Zetsu, he operates in unison with a his white half for most of the series but is later split from his original host and acts independently.
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* ApologeticAttacker: Black Zetsu tells Obito he's sorry since he has to [[spoiler:fulfill the reason Madara Uchiha created him for, although he later berates him as being useless for going against Madara's plans.]]
* [[spoiler:ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Eventually betrays both Obito and Madara.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the anime, he appeared after the climax of Naruto and Sasuke's duel, noting that he found the fight interesting.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Black Zetsu.
* PuppeteerParasite: Black Zetsu, being the manifestation of Madara's will, is able to take control of someone's body that has Zetsu material in it. [[spoiler:In chapter 657, he possesses Obito's near-dead body to fight Kakashi and Minato.]] But this backfires, as Black Zetsu underestimates Obito's will. The dying man is now forcing Zetsu to stay melded to him, knowing that as long as this fusion lasts, he'll live.
* PutOnABus: Black Zetsu disappears for a while during the Fourth Shinobi World War.
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:In chapter 656, when the weakened Obito is about to use Rinne Tensei, doing the same thing that Nagato did and betraying Madara, Black Zetsu appears from the ground and forces him to revive Madara instead.]]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Black Zetsu sports one after taking over Obito's body to fight Minato and Kakashi, while also managing to give the impression of MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily due to the way it's stitched up.]]


!! White Zetsu

-->"''[[ImAHumanitarian Seems palatable...]]''"

A collective of identical HiveMind clones, one of them played host to the Black Zetsu and operated alongside him for most of the series but they later split from each other and to act independently.
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* AntagonistInMourning: When Gaara shows up at the battle between [[spoiler:Spiral Zetsu and the alliance carrying an unconscious Naruto, one of the White Zetsu clones seems upset about the fact that Naruto's dying.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: White is more prone to bizarre thoughts and actions than Black, sometimes downright stupid, such as [[WhatAnIdiot bursting into the meeting room of the five Kages to announce Sasuke broke in and giving away Taka's cover]]. Spiral Zetsu has a nagging curiosity for ''[[PottyHumor bowel movements]]'' out of wonder what such a function would be like if he had it. NoSocialSkills, indeed.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the anime, he appeared after the climax of Naruto and Sasuke's duel, noting that he found the fight interesting.
* EnergyAbsorption: White Zetsu can drain chakra through physical contact.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: White Zetsu's personality should've been an obvious foreshadowing to [[spoiler:Hashirama's true personality as he is, after all, made from the man's cells.]]
* FusionDance: The White Zetsu can combine to create a [[EvilIsVisceral hideous gigantic plant monster]].
* HiveMind: The White Zetsu all share one mind that they link through a system of underground roots; once linked they instantly share information with each other.
* KilledOffForReal: The original White Zetsu gets offed by Sasuke, though he still has plenty of clones running about.
* MesACrowd: Tobi creates an army of 100,000 white Zetsu's Parasite Clones.
* NonActionGuy: White Zetsu's are not terribly powerful {{Mook}}s. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu on the other hand...]]
* OffModel: In early anime episodes (and some in later ones, it seems to vary by who does animation) black half has orifices besides eyes. In the manga, black half never has had any of those.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can make himself into a perfect double of a person after absorbing their chakra.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: The Zetsu's malleable plantlike flesh can act this way for him.


!! Guruguru

-->"''I asked you how it feels to have a bowel movement. [[NightmareFetishist Well... I think it resembles how refreshed you feel after killing a person...]]''"

->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP)

A unique White Zetsu clone who seemingly inspired Obito's Tobi persona.

* AdaptiveArmor: Functioned as such for Obito during his early days as Madara II.
* ArtificialHuman: One of an army of artificial soldiers created from the cells of the First Hokage.
* BadassLongcoat: The same type Obito wore prior to it being shredded.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Guruguru makes his return [[spoiler:after Madara's revival by taking on the entire Alliance with a scaled down version of Hashirama's titanic statue, while still talking about poo!]]
* TheBlank: Guruguru has a hollow head with one hollow eye socket, yet it still manages to see through the link it shares with the other Zetsu.
* CloudCuckoolander: Is obsessed with bowel movements, and his zany personality possibly inspired Obito's Tobi persona.
* GreenThumb: Can merge with the earth and even burrow underground, masking his chakra altogether and allowing him to tunnel around undetected at extreme speeds, and can function as a living suit of armour for a person. [[spoiler:This is of course all made possible out of Hashirama's cells.]]
* HiveMind: The White Zetsu all share one mind that they link through a system of underground roots; once linked they instantly share information with each other.
* MesACrowd: Madara created an army of 100,000 White Zetsu Clones, although Guruguru is unique.
* PlantPerson: Was grown from Hashirama's cells and the Gedo Mazo statue.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Seems to have taken over Obito's role as Madara's [[CoDragons second-in-command]] alongside Black Zetsu, even wearing the same sort of cloak as Obito.
* SpeakInUnison: Does this with the other White Zetsu on occasion.
* SpikeShooter: His Wood Release: Cutting Technique projects and fires sharpened branches and roots that, if they impale a person, grow into and through their body.
* SuperToughness: Tanks a hit from [[spoiler: Karin's Chakra Chains and Suigetsu's FingerFirearms with minimal damage, and even manages to skewer Karin with his Wood Release: Cutting Technique in retaliation.]]
* TheSymbiote: Acted as a living suit of armour for Obito in his early days as Madara II. [[spoiler: During the 4th World War he had Yamato inside him as "filler", but he is [[PuppeteerParasite in complete control]].]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Used to have this rapport with White Zetsu.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: His voice has a reverberating effect.
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[[ItWasHisSled If you're still in the dark about it]], Tobi is the true mastermind behind Akatsuki and Zetsu is his right hand man, er, plant man thing. Together, they are the Akatsuki threat that drags the world into its final battle. With White Zetsu dead, his creator, Madara Uchiha has taken his place.

This page exists because the Akatsuki page grew so unbelievably large that it had to be split. See [[Characters/{{Naruto-Akatsuki}} here]] for the other Akatsuki members.

Note that all three of Team Tobi are essentially WalkingSpoiler.

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[[folder:Tobi / Obito Uchiha]] %% MOD NOTE: Don't put any other name on the top of the folder. It's spoileriffic in more ways than one.
-->''[[MemeticMutation "Tobi is a good boy!"]]'' ([[BeamMeUpScotty Zetsu]])

-->''"[[ThatManIsDead I'm no one]]. [[LossOfIdentity I don't want to be anyone]], [[TheUnfettered all I care about is completing the Moon's Eye plan.]]"''

-->"''Whether '''I''' survived or not is beside the point. [[EvilFormerFriend But why I never came back]]? Indeed. If you really want an answer, I guess it would be ... [[TheLostLenore because you allowed Rin to die.]]''"

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->'''Tobi/Obito''': Creator/WataruTakagi (JP), Micheal Yurchak (EN)

->'''"Madara"''': Creator/NaoyaUchida (JP), Creator/NeilKaplan (EN), Creator/NolanNorth (EN, NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2), Creator/VicMignogna (EN, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3), Alex Saudinós (Spain)

The real leader of Akatsuki and main antagonist of the series.

Prior to the start of the series, Tobi [[UnreliableExpositor claims to have masterminded]] several key events: bestowing the Rinnegan to Nagato; pushing for Yahiko to found the Akatsuki; and taking control of Yagura, the Fourth Mizukage and jinchuriki of the Three-Tailed Beast. Twelve years before the start of the series Tobi attacked Konoha and unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox from its jinchuriki, Kushina Uzumaki, indirectly causing her death and that of her husband Minato Namikaze. Eight years later he assisted Itachi in slaughtering the Uchiha clan, and at some point met with Danzo.

In the present, Tobi was introduced as Zetsu's underling and a replacement partner for Deidara after Sasori's death. He was a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} zany comic relief]] JokeCharacter, being constantly beaten up by Deidara, but possessed [[IntangibleMan intangibility]] and constantly wore an [[CoolMask orange, spiral-patterned mask]]. He was seemingly killed when Deidara committed suicide, but came BackFromTheDead claiming to be [[DeadPersonImpersonation Madara Uchiha]]. He subsequently dropped the goofy facade and revealed Itachi's true motives to Sasuke, further driving him down the path of revenge. He enlisted Taka as Akatsuki associates, and revealed the existence of the Sage of the Six Paths to Naruto before declaring war on the entire Ninja World. To this end, he created an army of White Zetsus, reluctantly allied himself with Kabuto, killed Konan in a fight, stole the Rinnegan, revived the Jinchuriki to serve as his Six Paths of Pain, and is attempting to resurrect the [[EldritchAbomination Ten Tailed Beast]] in order to become its jinchuriki and take over the world by [[MassHypnosis hypnotizing everyone]]. He got into a fight that was initially just against Naruto and Bee, but eventually expanded to the entire Shinobi Alliance. Despite being unable to capture the Eight and Nine Tails he managed to revive the Ten Tails anyway with samples of their chakra (tailed beasts are basically just living chakra anyway) and briefly became its jinchuriki before Madara haxed it for himself.

In addition, as Kabuto indirectly revealed, Tobi '''is not the real Madara'''. It is eventually revealed that he is, in fact, [[{{Characters/Naruto-OtherLeafVillageMembers}} Obito Uchiha]], a teammate of Kakashi Hatake who seemingly sacrificed himself to save his comrades. He was rescued by an elderly Madara Uchiha, who replaced the damaged half of his body with tissue from the [[PlantPerson Living Statue of Hashirama]]. Obito initially refused to aid Madara in his [[AssimilationPlot Eye of the Moon plan]], but after [[DespairEventHorizon witnessing Rin's death]] he returned and received his training. After Madara's death, Obito cast aside his name and took up Madara's name as an alias, meeting with Nagato (who was given his Rinnegan eyes by the real Madara) and proposing an alliance, thus forming the foundations of Akatsuki.

He also became the host of the Ten Tails; however the combined efforts of the Alliance led by Naruto freed the Tailed Beasts from the Ten-Tails, leaving him nothing but the useless husk.

Tobi is also the main antagonist of Naruto Shippuden Movie 6.
->His hobby is accompanying "Deidara-senpai".
->Favorite phrase: "Secret"
-> Note that they are all from his goofy facade.

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* AchillesHeel: The fact that his and Kakashi's Sharingan eyes are using the same dimension for Kamui enabled the heroes to hit him a few times.
** [[spoiler:After becoming the Juubi's Jinchuriki, he's able to negate any ninjutsu, including Edo Tensei. However he can't cancel out senjutsu/Sage techiques, which allowed Naruto to injure him.]]
* AffablyEvil[=/=]FauxAffablyEvil: Is a bit of both; he acts polite, patient, easy going and pretty laid-back but he's really a zealot that will stop at nothing to accomplish his goals.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Obito is getting this treatment towards the end of the confrontation with him.]]
* AlienBlood: We've seen blood in this series. Whatever it is that comes out when he cuts off his arm, it's ''not'' human blood. [[spoiler:It's plant matter.]]
* AlmightyIdiot: [[spoiler:Obito's initial inability to control the Ten Tails results in it almost tearing his psyche to pieces, to the point where when Minato tells Obito to stop, the guy doesn't even recognize his own name.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Minato:''' Stop it, Obito... That's enough!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Obito:''' O... Bi... To...?]]
** [[spoiler:After crossing the BishonenLine, he regains his intelligence.]]
* AlternateDimension: Obito's unique Kamui ability leaves him in a near-constant state of dimensional flux, in-between reality, and somewhere else. Meaning, its almost impossible to catch or hit him.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: [[spoiler:As the Jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails, he has unnatural greyish white skin.]]
* AntagonistAbilities:
** Sharingan Powers:
*** {{Intangibility}}: His version of Kamui lets him phase through things.
*** MindManipulation: He can hypnotize people with a glance.
*** PowerDuplication: The Sharingan is capable of memorizing any jutsu it observes.
*** RealityWarping: He can use Izanagi to temporarily warp reality.
*** SuperSenses: The Sharingan can see chakra.
*** VillainTeleportation: His Kamui allows him to teleport just about anywhere.
** Rinnegan Powers:
*** PeoplePuppets: He can use chakra rods to control people as the Paths of Pain.
*** TouchOfDeath: He can extract a person's soul using the Human Path.
** Other Powers:
*** DamageReduction: His Senju cells make him superhumanly durable.
*** EnergyAbsorption: He can potentially use the Preta Path and Senju cells to absorb chakra.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Started out as a lonely heartwarming orphan like Naruto but gets [[BreakTheCutie crushed]] before the death of the person he [[TheLostLenore loved the most]] in a brutal war scheme which leads him to hate the world and try to change it through an AssimilationPlot, he may have commited several atrocities but in a [[CrapsackWorld world filled with child soldiers and senseless conflicts]] his goals appeal to him as the only solution to end suffering and reunite himself and other people with their deceased loved ones.]]
** [[spoiler:His internal conflict regarding his evil actions in the face of his former idealism is the primary reason [[InvincibleVillain he]] is actually defeated; if deep down he didn't regret his actions or had completely given up the love he held for his comrades then he would have killed Naruto and completed his plan a long time ago instead of playing ComplexityAddiction and debating the beliefs of the protagonist.]]
** [[spoiler: Becomes an AntiHero in chapter 665 when he attacks Madara and declares he is [[HesBack "Obito Uchiha" and not Madara. ]] ]]
* AppendageAssimilation: Tobi can regrow his arms using the Hashirama clone, and can swap out ''eyes '' as needed.
** This is because half his body was crushed by a boulder and replaced with Zetsu cells, and he gave his original left eye to Kakashi.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Was this to Minato, who he ends up causing the death of.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sure, Madara sacrificing him to revive himself is tragic, but this is the same man who had slaughtered his own clan [[note]] with Itachi's help [[/note]], caused the inner conflict within the Mist Village using the Fourth Mizukage as a figure head, manipulated the Akatsuki into a criminal organization to commit atrocities across the nations, and was directly responsible for Naruto being an orphan in the first place; it's kinda hard to not feel that it was LaserGuidedKarma for all the stuff he pulled.]]
* AssimilationPlot: His main goal. Kishimoto may have got the idea from his brother. [[spoiler:And considering how this desire was [[TheLostLenore triggered by the death of his beloved Rin]], he's on the way to becoming the ninja equivalent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]]].
* TheAtoner: After his [[spoiler:Heel-Face Turn, he tries to redeem himself, by saving Naruto and then asking Sakura to destroy the Rinnegan]].
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Madara was behind Rin's death and was thus, responsible for his StartOfDarkness.]]
* AxCrazy: Was a ''horrifying'' example of the trope when he ''slaughtered'' the Hidden Mist troops [[spoiler: who were responsible for Rin's death]] - and this from a 14-year-old. He's calmed down somewhat as an adult, though his insanity remains. [[spoiler: At least up until his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* {{Badass}}: The true leader of Akatsuki is no pushover, starting a world war without batting an eyelash. [[spoiler:His badassery comes from being personally trained by the original Madara Uchiha. Even then, Obito screws over his EvilMentor's plans by becoming the first person since the Sage of Six Paths to seal the [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tailed Beast]] into [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan himself]]]].
** After [[HeelFaceTurn coming to his senses]], he helps fight Madara who took his place as the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki.
** BadassBaritone / GutturalGrowler: He fulfills the former in the Japanese and English versions, as well as the latter in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBl_tFFXvok English dub of Storm 3]].
** BadassBoast: Quite a few, honestly. No surprise, considering he's the BigBad.
-->"... If you want to see what's under my mask... '''You're gonna have to work for it. Eight-Tails... Nine-Tails... I will capture you both... ''And complete the Moon's Eye!'''''"
-->"I am Madara Uchiha, and I possess the power of Hashirama Senju! I am unique! I am the second Sage of the Six Paths!"
* BarrierWarrior: His usage of Uchiha Keanjin (''Uchiha Flame Battle Trap'') makes him one. Doubles as PlayingWithFire.
* BarredFromTheAfterlife: [[spoiler:After his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]] he thinks that for his crimes he's unworthy to ever see Rin again in the afterlife.]]
* TheBeastmaster: Obito's appearance [[spoiler: after becoming the Ten Tail's Jinchuuriki, though incomplete, is still strangely more attuned to the beast-like nature of the God Tree, and unlike any other Jinchuuriki transformation, including the Sage of The Six Paths, and more recently, Madara.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: After a fashion. This is why his true identity is such a shock to Kakashi; the young, kind-hearted, idealistic Obito develops into somebody who is apparently perfectly willing to kill thousands to maintain those ideals through rewriting a CrapsackWorld reality.
* BecomingTheMask: He chose alternatively to be [[DeadPersonImpersonation Madara Uchiha]] or a faceless "no one", presumably to forget about his past. This probably made it a lot easier for the former idealist to commit atrocities.
** [[spoiler:Confirmed in chapter 653 when Naruto calls out Obito on trying to run away from everything that he was before by becoming Tobi and committing atrocities in the name of world peace. Naruto even describes it in the preceding chapter as [[LampshadeHanging a mask Obito is wearing.]]]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:After becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Juubi, he can shape his black orbs into the Sword of Nunoboko, a legendary blade used by the Sage of the Six Paths.]]
* BigBad: Easily the most involved antagonist in the series, from Kurama's attack on Konoha to the Fourth Shinobi World War.
** BigBadDuumvirate: Kabuto forced Tobi into an alliance by blackmailing him with Madara's body, but now that he's blown Tobi's cover, Kabuto's lost his hold over Akatsuki. He is also this with Madara.
** BigBadEnsemble: Alternatively competed with Orochimaru over it, before taking the reins once the Uchiha brothers threw Orochimaru under the bus.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: To Madara. He was irritated when he learned that Kabuto just Edo Tensei'd the real Madara whom he had no intention to resurrect in the first place.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Obito manages to steal this moment, for if he did not turn against Madara [[DarkestHour at the final moment]], and prevent him from taking his Rinnegan, and Yin Kurama, all would have been lost.]]
** [[spoiler: He also saves Naruto and Sakura respectively from Madara's wrath.]]
* BishonenLine: [[spoiler:He forces himself across it just before the Ten-Tails can completely destroy his mind.]]
* BlatantLies: "[[AskAStupidQuestion I didn't unleash the Nine-Tails on Konoha]], it was a natural disaster."
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:In Chapter 609, when Kakashi attacks his body parts while within Kamui.]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He goes through this when he becomes the Ten Tails Jinchuriki until he gains control over its power. It happens on two levels - his physical body starts to look like the actual Ten Tails, while his mental self is torn apart piece-by-piece. It starts tearing his head in two before he reasserts control.]]
* BreakingLecture: Several, but the most devastating must be the one he gives to Kakashi, about how he wants to create a world where "heroes don't stand over graves apologizing for their failures".
** [[spoiler:In chapter 608 he almost succeeded in giving Kakashi a HeroicBSOD. It takes Naruto shouting to Obito that "He won't let his friends die", mirroring when Kakashi said that against Zabuza, to put him back on track.]]
** [[spoiler:Tries again on Naruto after Neji dies and almost succeeds, but Hinata and Kurama [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan put Naruto back on track]]. Obito's obsession to break Naruto's spirit so badly is to validate to himself that the path he has chosen is the right one]].
* BrokenPedestal: Kakashi spent ''years'' trying to live up to Obito's loyalty to his comrades and kindhearted nature, and emulated his personality and mannerisms as a memorial to him.
* CannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler: It turns out Madara placed a seal on Obito's heart which would have prevent him from killing himself should he had abandoned the Moon Eye Plan and opted for an easier way to end his suffering, it also prevented him from becoming the Juubi's Jinchuuriki in case he tried to side step Madara on the plan.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: Invoked in universe, this is Obito's reasoning for doing what he does. Rin is Rin only if she's alive, Kakashi is Kakashi only if he can protect Rin, therefore the world he is living in is not the real one. Using the Eternal Tsukuyomi he can pretend this never happened.
* CaptainObviousReveal: A DoubleSubversion. He's Obito Uchiha. Everyone saw it coming, or so it seemed. What makes the reveal so masterful is that fans theorized Tobi was Obito the moment he appeared (at the beginning of Part II) due to all the obvious character traits; his similarly sounding name, his mask having a single eyehole on the right side and his pretty much being a happy-go-lucky idiot nobody took seriously to name a few. However, when Tobi revealed himself as "Madara Uchiha" much later, all of a sudden readers abandoned that theory because Tobi took such a huge leap in {{Badass}} from his goofy self, it seemed almost impossible for him to be the [[IdiotHero Uchiha from Kakashi Gaiden]]. The later reveals, namely his manipulations of Sasuke and the rest of the cast, his inherent knowledge of the historical ''Naruto'' universe, his unleashing of Kyubi on Konoha and giving the Fourth Hokage the fight of his life only convinced people further, as it all seemed too far beyond Obito's capabilities. These "logical" facts were so strong that even those who weren't convinced he was Madara still didn't believe he was Obito, with theories surrounding his true identity (ranging from the somehow still living Izuna Uchiha to the elder son of the Sage of Six Paths) being rampant. And even when Kakashi connected the dots with Kamui (i.e. the fact Tobi's teleportation/intangibility were just a variation of the technique) and when the Mangekyo design of Tobi's Sharingan was revealed, the readers still did not know for sure that Tobi was Obito (as Sharingan can be transferred or stolen and implanted into anyone) until Madara himself confirmed it one chapter after his reveal (episode 343). Long story short, the ''mangaka'' made Tobi's true identity obvious from the beginning and ''still'' fooled everyone, by making him so {{Badass}} that Obito seemed like the last person in the universe he could have been.
* ChainPain: Used a pair of chains on his wrists in his fight with Minato which combined with his intangibility to be pretty deadly. Also uses chakra chains to control the Tailed Beasts.
* ChekhovsGunman: Seemed like a comic relief type of guy and a TokenGoodTeammate in Akatsuki, but even then, there was something off about him from the start. This can apply to his true identity, as well.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:While Madara came up with the Moon-Eye Plan and started Akatsuki, practically everything afterward was directed by Tobi. Including the manipulation of Nagato and Sasuke, leading Akatsuki from behind the scenes, using the Nine-Tails to attack Konoha and eventually close the curtain on his own clan, all while impersonating Madara. On the other hand, Madara may have instructed him on what he was to do after his death.]]
** As of chapter 675, in the grand scheme of things, [[spoiler: Obito has always been Madara's pawn, the start of his downward spiral into darkness and hatred. Madara prepared for every eventuality. Placed many forms of control on the young man, even orchestrating his love's death, to ensure Obito would become a living puppet to his will.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As part of his goofy "Tobi" facade.
* CombatHandFan: Uses a ''gunbai''.
* ComboPlatterPowers: As an Uchiha, Tobi has the Fire Release, Sharingan and Mangekyo Sharingan and all of the accompanying abilities. He also has the Senju DNA, which grants him great vitality and immense chakra reserves (which presumably allows him to constantly use his Mangekyo Sharingan with minimal chakra drain and no side effects to his eyes), regeneration on the right side of his body, SuperStrength and the First Hokage's legendary Wood Release. In addition, he also has Earth, Water, Yin, Yang, and Yin-Yang Releases. Oh and right now, he currently has possession of the Rinnegan, and we all know how much of a StoryBreakerPower that is.
** [[spoiler:He also became the Ten Tails' jinchuriki, giving him greatly increased physical capabilities and a new release which allows him to manipulate black spheres of pure chakra, noted by the Third Hokage to be similar to the Particle Release, which is capable of violating the Law of Conservation of Matter, basically erasing from existence everything that comes in contact with it. Malleable black holes that can change form and volume as he so pleases, while annihilating his victims without a trace. OP much?]]
* ComplexityAddiction: For the past sixteen odd years he has had the ability to teleport himself and others anywhere at any time instantly. He could have accomplished his goal in a matter of hours at literally any point during that time and avoid the entire Fourth World War thing, as well as any actual use for Akatsuki, in the first place. The only reason seems to be that it would go against the plan and would not [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim be fair]]. He claims, however, that he wants Naruto to fight Sasuke (people that, mind you, didn't exist for half that time, and didn't even know each other until much much later than they were born), that he even ''needs'' it. Quite a lot of his plan seems to be to set that ultimate battle up, for whatever mysterious end.
** [[spoiler:Handwaved on chapter 655, given that Obito never completely abandoned his former ideals it's likely he spent most of those years WanderingTheEarth trying to confirm if his plan was really the right thing to do. His erratic behaviour between a totally focused mastermind willing to kill newborn babies and a flippant fool toying with his own organization can be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation seen]] as a deeply conflicted man avoiding to face his pain and doubts while furthering [[LotusEaterMachine a goal to escape them completely]].]]
* CoolMask: Obito has had three masks: an orange mask with a black flame like pattern, an orange spiral-shaped mask resembling Guruguru's face, and a white mask resembling the Rinnegan with the Sharingan's tomoe.
* TheCorrupter: To both Nagato and Sasuke to a degree, but ultimately fails thanks to Naruto and Itachi. [[spoiler:[[EvilCounterpart After recognizing his younger self in Naruto]], he makes an attempt on him too.]]
* CosmicPlaything: An idealistic boy with a heart of gold who nearly dies horribly protecting his friends only to wake up trapped in the clutches of a fatalistic [[EvilOldFolks evil ancestor]] who gives him a cruel BreakingSpeech before leaving him to a gruelling recovery. Said boy clinged to the dreams of his team mates just to stay alive [[spoiler:and after barely recovering he went on a [[ShootTheShaggyDogStory desperate yet pointless]] attempt to save them because his best friend broke his promise, the woman he loved [[SuicideByCop killed herself]] to [[HeroicSuicide avoid destroying her village]] and, to his view, all he did in his life prior to that moment became meaningless over a war that employed [[HumansAreBastards cruel and immoral tactics]] for the sake of victory.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:After a [[MindScrew horrible]] VillainousBreakdown, having seven Bijuu ripped out of his body and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath giving up on his life]] for the sake of [[MessianicArchetype Naruto]], he is [[PuppeteerParasite possessed by Zetsu]], forced to revive [[BiggerBad Madara]] and then [[HeelFaceDoorSlam fight his friend and Sensei]] while dying slowly and painfully.]]
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Rin's death is what pushed Obito beyond the DespairEventHorizon and directly motivated him into becoming Tobi. This is later expanded upon in that, while Rin's death was his emotional breakdown and his StartOfDarkness, it was the cruel plot behind her death that made him lose faith in the world and hate the ninja system for creating that kind of situation.]]
* DarkChick: Tobi's role in Akatsuki. When they thought he had been killed, Pain mentioned someone of his caliber would be easy enough to replace. Kisame retorts that Tobi could at least brighten up the room.
* DarkMessiah: According to Madara. He thinks that the world is horrible beyond repair and only turns worse, so the only way to fix it is to fundamentally change reality. Sets up a deliberate contrast to [[AllLovingHero Naruto]].
* DeadPersonImpersonation: In spite of what he would like everyone, perhaps even himself to believe, he is [[WhamEpisode NOT the original Madara Uchiha.]] The fact that he actually ''is'' supposed to be a dead person makes it more complicated.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has a tendency to make blunt, rude and disrespectful comments to his enemies.
* DeathWail / OverlyLongScream: When he witnessed Rin's death and carry-on during the slaughter of Mist ANBU.
* DespairEventHorizon: Rin's death was this for him. Although he doesn't seem to care anymore. It doesn't help that chapter 604 reveals that it was Kakashi that killed Rin, when Obito told him to protect her. [[spoiler:Later explained that he found out the truth about the situation and didn't blame Kakashi at all for her death. Instead he blames the world and how corrupted and brutal it is.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Nothing, absolutely nothing '''will''' stop him. The destruction of his organization, the five great shinobi nations, the immortal zombie Hokages, the AllLovingHero and his ''own'' eye battling him at the same time and beating him to an inch of his life or even Madara betraying him and robing him of his life support. He will simply get up and keep going]].
** Then he [[spoiler:pulled back together his own mind after being ripped apart by the Ten tails by pure force of will through the [[PowerOfLove love he still has for Rin]]]].
** Despite losing everything after [[spoiler: reviving his former master, Obito realizes the sins he committed and is now determined to make up for it. Fighting off someone with the powers of a god, and Black Zetsu, while slowly dying makes this guy the most determined character in the manga ''period''.]]
** He's on his way to holding the world record for living the longest after performing the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.
* DeusExMachina: His HeelFaceTurn and [[spoiler: restoring Yin Kurama to Naruto saves the kid's life, at a point where he was near-dead.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: A nice contrast to [[EvilOverlord Orochimaru]].
* DiscardAndDraw: Subverted, he sacrificed his unused Sharingan eye and replaced it with a much more powerful Rinnegan eye.
* DishingOutDirt: Has been shown to have at least "Earth" for his chakra nature.
* DragonWithAnAgenda[=/=]TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Madara trained Obito and put him in charge of carrying on the Moon's Eye Plan following his death, but all along he only viewed him as a replacement for Nagato in case [[CrazyPrepared something happened to throw off the Rinne Tensei resurrection]]. Obito, on the other hand, was using Madara in order to become the jinchuuriki of the Ten Tailed Beast himself.]]
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Tobi's Mangekyo Sharingan abilities make him a defensively formidable combatant. Even knowing about his abilities and planning against them isn't enough, as Fu and Torune can testify. So in order to get past this, all of his opponents have had some sort of exclusive technique to counter his warping/intangible abilities. Minato was able to defeat Tobi by just a ''split-second'' using his FlashStep technique; Konan had been observing Tobi's abilities in Akatsuki the whole time and she had to ''[[CrazyPrepared heavily]]'' [[CrazyPrepared plan, simulate and plant billions of traps]] to battle him, and she still lost; Kakashi, Naruto, Guy, and Killer Bee had been having trouble even scratching Tobi until Kakashi realized he just happened to have the exact same Kamui dimension as Tobi.
** He possesses the Rinnegan and yet he hasn't demonstrated even half of the techniques that Nagato had. Whether this is due to having only one Rinnegan eye, not as much chakra or experience as Nagato, or just [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgetting about them]], there's no denying that he'd have a massive StoryBreakerPower if he uses all the Rinnegan techniques.
*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] a is turns out the Rinnegan is so powerful that Obito could barely control one eye without losing himself.
** [[spoiler:After becoming the jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails, Obito is unable to use Kamui due to having the Juubi sealed inside his body. This is sort of justified, as the Ten-Tail jinchuriki Obito is already a PhysicalGod, and Ten-Tail jinchuriki Obito with Kamui would virtually make him an invincible PhysicalGod.]]
** [[spoiler:He [[EleventhHourSuperpower regains the ability to use Kamui when he starts ripping the Ten-Tails]] from its latest jinchuriki, Madara. Much to Madara's annoyance, because it means, despite his god-like powers, he cannot catch Obito]].
* DramaticUnmask: Naruto finally manages to shatter his mask by exploiting a weakness in his defenses — and in the process, confirms the Obito theory.
* DuelBoss: [[spoiler:In chapter 628, he pulls Kakashi and himself into Kamui, isolating the two of them from the rest of the fighting while mentioning that he was "waiting for this". Presumably, he wants to invoke this on his old teammate.]]
* DumbassNoMore: According to the databooks, his intelligence was a 1/5 as a kid. As an adult, he becomes TheChessmaster.
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:After the Bijus are separated from him Minato and Naruto stop Kakashi and Sasuke from killing him, in spite of him possibly indirectly helping to cause the latter's clan's demise, and directly causing the death of the former two's wife and mother, as well as Minato himself.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted, in that Naruto states that he'll be facing punishment from the Leaf Village for his crimes.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: Madara replaced the crushed half of Obito's body with the plant matter grown from the First Hokage's cells.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: For his Tobi persona, his appearance at the end of the Rescue Gaara arc showcases his irreverence, goofiness, and general lack of skills. Which is exactly what he wanted people to think of him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is repulsed by Kabuto's Edo Tensei spell, though this may more or less be because [[spoiler:a large part of his plan hinged on the world believing he was Madara Uchiha and immortal. Proving Madara was actually dead would have probably forced him into using a backup plan.]]
** EveryoneHasStandards: Even ''he'' hates Madara Uchiha.
* EvilAlbino: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten Tails's Jinchuuriki he gets inhumanly pale skin.]]
* EvilCounterpart:
** His personality was originally not dissimilar to Naruto's, he even wanted to be Hokage at one point. [[spoiler:He himself has noted the similarities, though he presumes Naruto will end up like him in the end. He even tries to pull a BreakTheCutie to show him how [[CrapSackWorld horrible]] the real world is, and [[TheCorrupter accelerate the process]].]]
** He's also one for Kakashi given their past history together, similar (superficial) trickster personality traits, and the same Sharingan abilities. [[spoiler:Chapter 655 has Kakashi explicitly admit that he could have very well sunken into the same mindset of despair and hopelessness that Obito did after Rin died, but it was the fact that Obito entrusted him with his eye and indirectly, Obito's hopes for a better world for Rin, that made him keep going.]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Subverted in that he originally kept the same outfit after being revealed as the BigBad. Played straight when he replaces his old mask with one that resembles the Ten-Tailed Beast's single eye. Also, he now wears the same robes and holds the same giant "fan" (actually a gunbai) that Madara Uchiha wore in the latter flashbacks, as opposed to his old Akatsuki uniform.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Kakashi.
* EvilGenius: Where to start?
** This is taken UpToEleven when you realize that he started the genin killing graduation in Kiri, he basically made kids kill each other to get back at what only a few ''adults'' did. Man, what a {{Hypocrite}}.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Taken UpToEleven by Neil Kaplan in the dub.
* {{Expy}}: Forcing an [[spoiler:AssimilationPlot]] to be reunited with someone he loves? Sees himself in the protagonist of the series? Sounds like a ninja version of [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] and [[CodeGeass Charles Zi Britannia]].
* TheFaceless: We've only been able to see a small part of his right eye and there are numerous wrinkles around it. He probably does look very aged. Or tired. Chapter 599 reveals that the supposed wrinkles are actually scars.
* FallenHero: Big time, [[spoiler:and deconstructed for all it's worth in his VillainousBreakdown.]]
* ForWantOfANail: [[spoiler:While clashing with Naruto's team all-out attack, Obito finds himself imagining how would his life have turned out if he decided to return to Konoha instead of joining Madara's plan. [[TearJerker It's pretty sad to read to say the least.]]]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** During the fight between Deidara and Sasuke, he acts all goofy as usual until he gets away from the fight and mentally explains Deidara's C4 technique in all its details for the readers. It's the first clear hint of his ObfuscatingStupidity.
** There's also a case of foreshadowing by ''absence''. He is never shown using the Mangekyou Sharingan, presumably because his eye doesn't have [[ExoticEyeDesigns Madara's distinctive design]], which in retrospect, was probably the strongest clue that he isn't actually Madara... along the fact Zetsu kept calling him Tobi even after he started to claim he was Madara.
** When he partially reveals his face to Sasuke to expose his Sharingan, you see it looks wrinkled, so you assume he's an old man. You would be wrong. Those are actually the scars from where Obito's skin streched and deformed from the boulders smashing half his face.
** Tobi's remark to Sasuke in Chapter 397 about understanding how confusing it is when "some weirdo takes you in and starts saying shocking things" suddenly makes sense when you realize that his second encounter with Sasuke [[spoiler:[[HistoryRepeats paralleled how he met Madara]].]]
*** In the same scene, he somehow survives being set afire by an Amaterasu trap set by Itachi. He reflects that is was a good thing he kept some secrets from Itachi. [[spoiler: That secret being [[RealityWarper Izanagi]].]]
** In chapter 552, Itachi reminded Naruto not to bear the weight of peace all by himself, or else he would become like "Madara". [[spoiler:After it revealed that he was actually Naruto's parallel in Team Minato it suddenly makes a lot of sense, even if accidental, since Itachi called him Madara when he had no reason to lie, proving that he really didn't know who Tobi is.]].
** When Naruto and Bee confront Tobi, he tries to persuade them to accept the Moon Eye Plan by stating that anyone with a tailed beast [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan sealed in them]] faces a [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer life]] [[TykeBomb of]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds despair]]. [[spoiler:His witnessing Rin's suicide due to having a tailed beast forced upon her led to the entire fiasco.]]
** A blink and you'll miss it moment basically foreshadows who he is. Early in Shippuden Kakashi used Kamui on Deidara and it took off the man's arm. Tobi shows up with the arm but we don't see how or where he got it. Then we learn that Tobi can make himself intangible using some kind of ability related to his Sharingan. [[spoiler:Of course he'd have Deidara's arm, he can go to the world Kakashi sends stuff in when he uses Kamui because he's Obito, who has the other Sharingan, a fact that is also foreshadowed when Tobi tells Kakashi Kamui would not work on him.]]
** When speaking to Sasuke, his account of the warring clan era doesn't paint himself in a good light at all. Additionally, at the Kage Summit, he chuckles when the Kages accuse him of enacting the AssimilationPlot for the sake of his [[AGodIAm god complex]]. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a hint of his TeethClenchedTeamwork with the real Madara.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Rin's death and Kakashi's failure [[spoiler:made him realize how brutal the world is, making him believe that the reality he lives in cannot be real and only his AssimilationPlot can save humanity and repair the emptiness left by deceased ones]].
** [[spoiler:The further one digs in his character, the more insane and in denial he is revealed to be. He denies Rin's HeroicSacrifice on the basis that holding her real memories, INCLUDING the fact that Kakashi had intended every bit to keep his promise to protect her, would only bring himself pain whereas an ideal Rin who lived can end his sorrows; he insanely believes everyone will feel the same way once his [[LotusEaterMachine plan]] succeeds.]]
* FriendshipDenial: Sakura has only ever known him as ''the'' enemy, though accepts him as an ally and [[spoiler: personally thanks him for saving Naruto's life]]. [[BeAllMySinsRemembered Obito tells her to keep thinking of him as an enemy]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Obito Uchiha was a joke who only managed to activate his Sharingan minutes before his death. Tobi, conversely, is a Kage level threat who can take on Naruto, B, Kakashi, and Guy all at once.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:With Memna in Road To Ninja]].
** [[spoiler:The Spiral Zetsu does this with Obito in the main series.]]
* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Invoked on him by Madara. Even if he doesn't like Madara, he ends up inheriting his ideals and vision regardless. He also tries to turn Sasuke into a Generation Xerox of himself.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Rin's death and Kakashi's obsession with his regrets and shame broke him utterly.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: What tends to happen when you have a boulder smash half your head.
* GreenThumb: [[spoiler:He can use Wood Style.]]
* HairstyleInertia: Although his hair grew out during his time in Madara's cave of evil, he trims it back to the style he had as Obito, making his true identity even more obvious.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: A rare vertical example, as the entire right side of his body was smashed by the boulder and replaced with tissue taken from a prototype "Spiral" Zetsu. The tissue took time to mature and strengthen, [[spoiler:which was evident when Obito tried to punch out a solid stone wall, only to smash his new arm into putty.]]
* HalfTruth: It's pretty obvious he's withholding more than he's claiming.
* HeartTrauma: [[spoiler:He claims to have removed his heart, because all it could feel was pain. He also claims that he no longer feels pain, and plans to fill the hole left behind with an illusory world where Rin is still alive. It's later revealed this was not the case, as Kakashi fatally impales him through the chest.]]
* HandshakeRefusal: ''Don't'' let your guard down and shake Obito by the hand. Naruto and Madara both discovered this the hard way.
* TheHeavy: He's Obito. So he was responsible for Kakashi's Sharingan, and his personality. He was responsible for the Nine-Tails attack on Konoha and therefore the deaths of Naruto's mother and father, as well as Naruto's life as a Jinchuriki. ''Then'' he participated in the Uchiha Clan Massacre, causing Sasuke's StartOfDarkness, and he threw Kirigakure to hell by controlling the [[FourIsDeath Fourth Mizukage]]. He's the leader of Akatsuki, and is responsible for indirectly causing a ton of other problems, like determining the damage done on Orochimaru's invasion of Konoha because he killed Minato, who could've stopped him. Obito's "death" was a '''''huge''''' catalyst.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:{{Defied}} when Naruto offered him the chance... Turns into a RedemptionRejection before he faces complete defeat.]]
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:He ''does'' [[DeathEqualsRedemption try to use Rinne Tensei]], admitting that he now understands why Nagato betrayed the Akatsuki, but before he can do so Black Zetsu [[PuppeteerParasite possesses him]] and forces him to use it on ''Madara.'' Though it appears in 665 and 666 that he really does do a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* HornedHumanoid: [[spoiler:Gains a pair of horns after asserting control over the Ten-Tails.]]
* HeroKiller: He's responsible for the deaths of Naruto's parents, Danzo's bodyguards, Konan, [[spoiler:Neji,]] and a large number of allied ninja troops. By claiming Madara's name as an alias, he gains enough clout to force the entire Ninja World into the Fourth World War.
* HijackingCthulhu: Uses his Sharingan to pull this on Kurama and force it to attack Konoha. [[spoiler:Later, he becomes the jinchuriki of the Ten Tails but cannot control its power, resulting in its will tearing his psyche apart until he focuses on his love for Rin and subdues it.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Apparently he didn't learn anything from the [[DramaticUnmask "rasengan meets mask" incident]] and sucked Kakashi into his alternate dimension--[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome only for him to repeatedly pummel any part of him that materialized within it]].]]
** [[spoiler:After being mortally wounded by a Raikiri Kunai by Kakashi, Madara turns the White Zetsu attachments grafted onto Obito's body black and controls him.]]
*** [[spoiler:Which goes on to backfire on Madara when Obito resists his control and becomes the Ten Tailed Beast's jinchuriki.]]
* HopeCrusher: He believes that [[CrapsackWorld reality is hell]] and "There is no such thing as hope", and given that he perceives Naruto as a younger version of himself, tries to prove his point by pushing Naruto across the DespairEventHorizon. It's his way of trying to convince Naruto that [[AssimilationPlot his]] [[LotusEaterMachine plan]] is the right thing for humanity. This is how he was convinced by Madara.
* HumanoidAbomination: Obito becomes one when he becomes the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tailed Beast, with the artificial half of his body becoming covered in scales. Until he gets its power under control, he even goes through BodyHorror.
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:Believes that the CrapsackWorld he lives in inevitably turns all ninja into "trash", himself included. It's part of why he wants to complete an AssimilationPlot.]]
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:He's gone from the most ''powerful'' being in the Narutoverse since the Rikudo Sennin, to a [[PeoplePuppets Person Puppet]] for ''Black Zetsu'' after getting mentally kicked in the balls by Naruto, all the Tailed Beasts extracted from him, and when he tries to atone Black Zetsu takes him over and forces him to resurrect Madara. THEN Black Zetsu does the aforementioned Person Puppet on him to draw out his suffering since he's dying. ''THEN'' Madara extracts the Gedo Mazo from him leaving him in even ''worse'' shape and barely able to stop Black Zetsu from taking the other Rinnegan.]]
* HyperSpaceArsenal: He stores many weapons in his Kamui dimension such as FumaShuriken, and a massive chain and stake combo for pinning down and restraining the Tailed Beasts.
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler: Turns out he deliberately let Kakashi stab him in the heart to remove Madara's seal as it prevented from becoming the Juubi's Jinchuuriki.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: what he did to Mist's ANBU. By the time he's done, their corpses are ''raining blood''!
* ImplacableMan: Losing half of his body at age 13 only slowed him. So far he has been: struck with a fully powered Rasengan from the [[BadAss Fourth Hokage]], poisoned with microscopic insects, set on eternal fire from [[BadAss Itachi]], hit by 600 billion bombs from [[DarkActionGirl Konan]] blowing up at his face, [[spoiler:[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice pierced in the heart]] by a [[ShockAndAwe Raikiri enhanced kunai]] from [[BadassTeacher Kakashi]], [[VillainOverride taken over by his]] EvilMentor through the plant side and cut from shoulder to waist by the revived Fourth Hokage a second later. Once he becomes the Ten-Tails' jinchuuriki this gets taken UpToEleven as he takes a dozen mountain size gate seals from the First Hokage (a.k.a. the God of Shinobi) dropped at his head at supersonic velocity before blowing them up with just raw strength]].
** [[spoiler:Not even the might of the Jubi ripping his mind apart gave him pause, he subdued it by the clinging to his love of Rin and the desire to recover his former team. Bonus points for doing it with his own [[{{Determinator}} willpower]] in a few minutes when it took Naruto months with help from his parents to subdue a weaker Bijuu.]]
* InTheBlood: [[spoiler:Despite easily being the most decent of all the Uchiha in the series, not even Obito was immune to the clan's most fatal flaw: their ability to love more deeply than anyone else. If anything, it was worse for him seeing as he was the most idealistic and emotional of all the Uchiha, and thus his sense of love was far deeper than usual. The HeroicSuicide of the love of his life for the sake of her village and what became of his best friend (a hero that can only make excuses before graves) drove him over the deep end and made him what he is today]].
* InvincibleVillain: So far most fights consists of him spamming Kamui with reckless abandon. When Konan attempts to exploit this, he uses [[RealityWarper Izanagi]] to survive at the cost of his left eye, that was covered up for some unknown reason. [[spoiler:Through sheer force of will, he hijacks Madara's Rinne Tensei, and after becoming the Ten Tails' Jinchuriki, he's become a PhysicalGod after crossing the BishonenLine just after briefly becoming an AlmightyIdiot.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: SOP for an Uchiha.
** Tobi's a notable case in that he was Obito, arguably the best of the Uchiha personality wise and, along with Shisui, one of the few who ''didn't'' suffer from this. However, Rin's death served as his DespairEventHorizon, and subsequently brought out all the Uchiha traits he used to lack, including this and the talent that Uchiha Clan ninja tend to have. Now, he claims he's completing his AssimilationPlot in order to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create a better world]] but the truth is that he doesn't care about this world anymore, due to his apparent thought of CrapSackWorld status, and thinks that everybody will be resurrected and happy in his dream world. [[spoiler:What he most of all wants in the end is the chance to see his [[TheLostLenore Rin]] again]].
** [[spoiler:[[UpToEleven Taken to extremes]] when it's showed he refuses to acknowledge Rin's sacrifice; he instead believes the ideal Rin should have survived]].
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]] in 629. After Kakashi fails to take the shot on Obito, he insists that something of the man he used to be is still with him. Obito insists that he is incorrect.]]
** [[spoiler:This continues until Kakashi finally comes to the conclusion that his friend as he knew was in fact dead.]]
* TheInfiltration: A very odd inversion. He seems to have made up an alias (and alternate personality to boot) and infiltrated ''his own organization'' for, as far as we know, no particular reason.
* InstantExpert: [[spoiler:Immediately after activating the Mangekyo, he uses it and his previously unseen Wood Style perfectly to slaughter a few dozen ninjas.]]
** [[spoiler:It took him a couple of minutes to go from a mindless berserker to controlling the Ten-Tails power to the point of leaving a disintegration bomb in the stump of the Fourth Hokage's severed arm]].
* IRejectYourReality: Pretty much literally as he spoken word-for-word after witnessing Rin's death. [[spoiler:He refuses to acknowledge a world in which Rin chose to sacrifice herself and Kakashi was unable to protect her, and chooses to believe the current world is fake. His main goal is to use Infinite Tsukuyomi to replace reality with a dream world where he can pretend Rin is still alive.]]
* IronButtMonkey: As Tobi, he was frequently blown up by Deidara's bombs. The same kind that he used to kill people and OHKO a ''Tailed Beast'' (Three-tails).
* {{Irony}}: His identity is one. If Kakashi had abandoned his comrades and completed his mission to destroy the bridge, Obito would have died. This would have given Naruto an actual childhood, made Nagato less crazy, made the Mist a better place, invited the possibility of Minato stopping the Uchiha Massacre, let the Moon's Eye Plan die with Madara, and prevented the Fourth Great Shinobi World War.
* JapanesePronouns: Used ''boku'' in his debut, but once he dropped the act and became a more serious villain he started to use ''ore''. Both are masculine pronouns, but ''ore'' has the implications of sounding more "arrogant", "mature" and "manly" compared to the boyish ''boku''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Kakashi eventually deduced the reason for his frustration in dealing with Naruto. Obito's Will of Fire had never actually burned out, and his actions and unwillingness to acknowledge this are causing him inner turmoil that was tearing him up inside. Obito starts to envision the way his life would have turned out [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if he had returned to Konoha when Rin died, rejoined his friends as allies, and even going so far as to imagine himself as Hokage]], despite not consciously understanding why.]]
** Obito is truly an oddity within his own clan, in that, he never ''fully'' succumbed to his people's ''Curse of Hatred'', a curse that dominates the fate of the Uchiha, their lives and their dooms. Part of him always cherished his ''Will of Fire'', his comrades and his village. [[spoiler: It truly awakens when he turns on Madara, and starts ripping the Ten Tails from his former-mentor]].
** Black Zetsu reveals that Obito wished and prayed that Naruto would be safe, he would stop Madara and succeed where he failed.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: It's like crack to him. Although apparently, explaining his plan to everyone ''was'' part of his plan...
* JustToyingWithThem: [[spoiler:Rather than using the Ten Tails to murder everyone outright, he chooses to kill them off gradually [[KickTheDog just to make them suffer the loss of their comrades]] and show them how [[CrapSackWorld horrible]] the real world is.]]
** [[spoiler:Averted since becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Ten tails. It took him 4 seconds to ripe apart the defenses of the Ninja army and tear through the revived Hokages. Only because the Hokages are immortal zombies they survived. And then averted again after he manages to control its power and tries to desintegrate Minato, Sasuke and Naruto right away. He finally releases the Ten tails's true form and wipes out most of the Shinobi Alliance so he can complete the Eye of the Moon plan.]]
* {{Keet}}: Usually whenever he's around Deidara. He later drops the act.
* KickTheDog: He's been kicking Naruto from day one.
** [[spoiler:It's bad enough that he caused Neji's death. Spending half a chapter rubbing it in Naruto's face, however, firms it as a real kick in the gut.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Remember that he tore Kurama from Kushina and tried to finish her off while exhausted and defenseless?]] Remember when he killed Konan [[HopeSpot right after she had regained hope in Naruto's path?]] [[PeoplePuppets Remember when he let Kabuto use all those Edo Tensei zombies to fight their former friends against their will?]] [[spoiler:[[IronicEcho Now he had seven Bijuu tore from his body]] and, [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown while exhausted and defenseless]], [[PeoplePuppets got hijacked as a puppet to revive Madara before being forced to fight his friends with no control over his body]] [[HopeSpot just as he was about to make amends for his sins sacrificing himself for Naruto]].]] [[spoiler:Karma is a [[KickTheSonOfABitch bitch]], huh? Obito?]]
* LackOfEmpathy: He can be mistaken as this, but he would not care about the bad state of the world nor plan to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans bring back the people he killed once he creates his dream world]], if it were true.
* LastOfHisKind: He and Sasuke are now the only true living Uchiha left in the world, seeing as Madara is technically a zombie and therefore dead.
** [[spoiler:Madara has forced Obito to resurrect him in his prime, leaving Obito slowly dying in agony. Sasuke is fairing no better, after being impaled right through the heart.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The covert art to volume 68 of the manga shows him as a child, together with Kakashi and Rin, and the obi included with the Japanese edition refers to Obito by name when mentioning [[spoiler: his defeat.]] Quite a spoiler for those [[ItWasHisSled still in the dark]] about Obito being alive, and the series' BigBad to boot, even for Japanese fans. Volume 67's cover shows him [[spoiler: as the Ten Tails' Jinchuriki, though he is facing away, so it's a bit less spoilerific.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Plays the role of Madara Uchiha [[spoiler:at the real Madara Uchiha's request.]]
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: When he becomes the Ten Tails' Jinchuriki, he's clad all almost completely in white, which also becomes his skin and hair color.]]
* LightningBruiser: In addition to his {{Intangibility}}, Tobi has consistently [[NighInvulnerability tanked some of the worst injuries in the series and yet survived]]. He's also a OneManArmy who can keep up in speed with and fight Naruto, Bee, Guy and Kakashi on par ''at the same time''.
** [[spoiler:UpToEleven when he becomes the Jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails. At this point, Obito has become the WorldsStrongestMan, with all 4 Hokages and Madara fearing him. Obito manages to easily withstand and break the Hokages' seal and then proceeds to ''destroy'' the First and Second Hokages with terrifying power and speed. Sure, they regenerate due to Edo Tensei, but ''damn''.]]
* LossOfIdentity: Deliberately tries to invoke this, presumably to forget his past.
* LotusEaterMachine: Played straight, although, going by the "Road to Ninja" movie, his goal isn't to create an illusion, but to actually replace reality with it, so that ''everyone'' can be a winner, and more tragedies [[spoiler:such as Rin's death over a pointless conflict]] would never come to happen again.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The reason he's doing all this is because Kakashi failed to protect Rin, the woman Obito loved deeply and whose death made both men empty shells of their former selves. He doesn't blame Kakashi [[spoiler:since WarIsHell and the world is [[HumansAreBastards constantly sinking into conflict]];]] he decided to destroy a world where loved ones die and heroes fail so that he can replace it with a reality of love, winners and peace.
* MadeOfDiamond: After Minato both shreds him with a Rasengan and stabs him in the gut, Tobi is still standing, and even casually chats for a bit. He also blocks a blow from Zabuza's sword with one arm.
* MagicalEye: Obviously, because he's a Uchiha, who possess the Sharingan. Overuse of the dōjutsu gradually deteriorates the user's eyesight to the point of blindness. Obito seems to be an exception to the rule, he's kept his nearly constantly active, and yet his eyesight hasn't suffered in the slightest. This is implied to be due to half his body being made of Senju Cells.
** Interestingly Kakashi, a non-Uchiha who has his left eye, has noted that he's starting to become ''short-sighted''.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He was the real leader of Akatsuki, and controlled the Fourth Mizukage for years.
* ManipulativeBastard: He may tell you the horrible truth, including his role in it, and ''still'' bend you to his will.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: He's had quite a few masks, usually with a single eye-hole.
** WhiteMaskOfDoom: His latest, crafted to be extra-durable, resembles a Rinnegan fused with a Sharingan and the Juubi's eye.
* MoreThanMindControl: A master of this.
-->'''Tobi''': To control people's heart, you have to use the darkness within them. Nagato was just too easily influenced.
* MrExposition: '''[[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive HE IS AN ENDLESS BARREL OF EXPOSITION]]'''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:In chapter 652, Naruto points out that deep down Obito regrets becoming a villain and wishes things had turned out differently.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: [[spoiler:After using Rinne Tensei his hair turns white and stays white as the Ten Tails's Jinchuuriki.]]
* NecessarilyEvil: He thinks that the alternative to his plan would be even worse, given the ongoing pointless child-killing warfare of the world he lives in.
* NighInvulnerability:
** {{Intangibility}}: He is able to become intangible by using the same space/time manipulation he uses to teleport. The primary weaknesses are that he cannot attack while intangible, he cannot be intangible while teleporting himself or others (and the more he tries to teleport the longer it takes), and he can only stay intangible for five minutes in a row. [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki, he states that he can no longer use this ability.]]
** SuperToughness: Easily blocked a huge sword with his arm with no damage. Also, after Minato manages to blast him with a Rasengan and immediately stab him in the torso, Tobi while injured doesn't seem too bothered by it and even chats for a bit.
*** [[spoiler:UpToEleven once he becomes the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki, he can tank attacks from the guy who beat Madara like they were nothing.]]
** SpareBodyParts: Can easily replace body parts lost in battle.
* NoExceptYes: He denies starting the war because of what happened to Rin and proceeds to explain how he started the war because of what happened to Rin. His goal is to bring down the entire ninja world, having determined that the world is fake because a world where Rin is dead, and where things like her death happen, can't possibly be real.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat:
** Anywhere between Sasuke (unintentionally) setting him ablaze with the Amaterasu that Itachi sealed inside him, Konan's attempt to kill him with 600 billion explosive tags (which technically ''worked''), etc.
** Far before becoming Tobi, Obito shouldn't have survived a boulder crushing the entire right half of his body at 13 years old.
** [[spoiler:If a tailed beast is removed from its body, the Jinchuriki will die. Only rare instances where the host has enough stamina will they live afterwards. Obito shows how insanely resilient he is, after surviving having the immense chakra of all the beasts being ripped and extracted out of him. Understandably, he's exhausted and being forced to perform Rinne Tensei a second time leaves him on the brink of death.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Initially seems like a somewhat goofy member of Akatsuki, but fans knew something was up when a sword slash passes right through him and he survives a massive explosion. In his true persona he is an extremely ruthless, competent and determined enemy.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's unknown why he made himself act like a goofball if half of Akatsuki's already bought into his impersonation of Madara. It's probable he simply enjoys playing silly.
-->'''Tobi''': ''[[TakingYouWithMe I ended up saving you too]]... I believe a "thank you" is in order.''
-->'''Konan''': [[TheComicallySerious ...]]
* OhCrap:
** Inverted, and it's like meth to him. He seems to delight in messing with peoples mind in the most [[TroubleEntendre funny way possible]]- just ask Konan.
** Still, he's susceptible to it himself. After all, apparently Kabuto has known all along that ''this'' Madara... isn't the real one. He finally reveals that to the world by summoning the original Madara to the battlefield with Edo Tensei. The mere existence of this knowledge scared Tobi into letting Kabuto join up.
** Definitely has this when Itachi's release of Edo Tensei has taken away his Six Paths Technique. Time will tell if it lasts though.
** In Chapter 598 / Episode 343, Naruto manages to DESTROY HIS MASK! The only word he even utters is "Shit!".
* OneManArmy: See PowerParasite.
** Also, after witnessing Rin's death at Kakashi's hands, Obito goes berserk and proceeds to massacre an entire squad of enemy ninjas using his intangibility and Wood Release. He was 14 years old.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:As of Chapter 638 by becoming Juubi's Jinchuuriki. He's still human like, but has scales all over his body.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 640 sees him suppress the Ten-Tails and assume an even stronger form resembling the Sage of Six Paths.]]
* PaperFanOfDoom: He carries a large and apparently quite heavy fan which turns out to be the same one Madara used in his time.
* PersonalityPowers: A very creative example. [[spoiler:Obito [[IRejectYourReality hates reality and wants to escape it]] by creating a dream world. His powers allow him to literally do so by [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporting]] all [[IntangibleMan or part]] of his body (as well as other people) to an alternate dimension.]]
* [[spoiler:ThePessimist: "This world is completely worthless... there is nothing left in it but misery." He thinks he is living in a CrapsackWorld [[VillainHasAPoint (with a fair amount of justification, it must be said)]] and resents how ThisIsReality is in effect with regards to heroes, ie. that very often heroes actually ''fail''. As such, he thinks the only place heroes and dreams can truly exist is in a dream world, and he intends to create just that, even if he has to enact an AssimilationPlot to do it. Basically, he isn't a nihilist, given his idealism. He just thinks that the world he lives in is a nihilistic mess, and has an unusual approach regarding how to improve it.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He tells Kakashi that he shouldn't feel guilty that he [[ILetGwenStacyDie couldn't keep his promise to him]], and that it's not Kakashi's fault that he [[UsedToBeASweetKid became]] [[DespairEventHorizon what]] [[FaceHeelTurn he]] [[BigBad did]]. Instead, Obito says that it was the [[CrapsackWorld world they live in]] that made him how he is.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:After becoming the Juubi's jinchuuriki his power is so great that the four revived Hokages, who are not only the strongest of their time (Hashirama alone could suppress Kurama and beat Madara at the same time) but now nigh unkillable zombies, fear their combined power won't be enough to handle him. Considering it took him some 4 seconds to annihilate all their barriers and rip apart the First and the Second, their fear is quite justified.]]
** [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] when he gains [[HijackingCthulhu control of the Juubi]] and [[PhlebotinumOverload stops mutating]] into a [[UnskilledButStrong mindless animal]]. He became a demonic version of the Sage of the Six Paths and proceeds to cut the [[SuperSpeed Fourth]]'s right arm and leave a desintegration bomb in his stump while the latter is in the middle of [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]] with barely a move]].
* PlantPerson: [[spoiler:The right half of his body is composed of Zetsu's cells.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Uses a number of fire techniques in the later part of the story. Also revealed retroactively, as he used Fire Release as Obito.
* PowerNullifier: He and Kakashi can NoSell each other's Kamui. [[spoiler:As the host of the Ten-Tails, his attacks are not only extremely destructive, but he can cancel the effects of any ninjutsu used on him, and his attacks do the same to anything they connect with. This leaves even Edo Tensei zombies vulnerable to his power. He cannot, however, negate attacks done in Sage Mode, which allows Naruto to score a hit.]]
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:His love for Rin is powerful enough to make even the Juubi submit to his will]].
** ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: It was established during Naruto's fight with Kurama that love could overcome a Tailed Beast's attempt to take over the host's mind. Meeting his mother for the first time suppressed his former hatred of Konoha that Kurama was trying to manipulate]].
* PowerParasite: UpToEleven. Just by stealing the Rinnegan from Nagato, Tobi's gained the Six Paths of Pain (whom he's replaced with the six deceased Jinchuriki) and controls the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. Furthermore, in addition to his own Sharingan, [[spoiler:he's obtained Senju DNA, allowing him access to Wood Style]].
* PragmaticVillainy: One of the few in the series. He's extremely good about avoiding pointless and/or unnecessarily risky fights. In addition he's fairly nice to his subordinates (as long as they don't betray him) and will help them out when they're in a jam. Not so much because he particularly cares about them, but because he values loyalty and there's simply no advantage in having your subordinates hate you. It's also notable that he seldom tries to force anyone to do anything and usually just talks people into doing what he wants. Doesn't prevent him from ComplexityAddiction though. Also quite ruthless and fond of [[{{Irony}} taking hostages, threatening children]], and ObfuscatingStupidity.
* PsychopathicManchild: Type B. Depending on the viewpoint, his goal is either childish or overly idealistic: [[spoiler:He wants to replace reality with a dream where everyone can be happy and the good guys always win. The psychopathic part comes from the fact that he is willing to kill lots of people to accomplish this, as he reasons that they will be resurrected anyway once he accomplishes his goal.]]
* PsychoticSmirk: He sports one of these after his mask is shattered, and Kakashi asks if he truly is Obito, pointing out that he no longer considers himself to be "anyone" but they are free to call him by that name if they wish.
* PuzzleBoss: Certainly takes this place in the story. Ever since he survived Sasuke's attack and Deidara's C4. Everyone tried to figure out his powers and weaknesses. Kakashi is the first out to fully figure out his powers since he has the same sharingan. Like most [[PuzzleBoss Puzzle Bosses]], he turns into AntiClimaxBoss after his powers are figured out. [[spoiler:Until he stopped holding back and used the other powers that he has and gave everyone a run for their money.]]
* RealityEnsues: His main motivation for ''everything''. [[spoiler:Turns out that living in a world where villages take young girls and drive them to suicide by turning them into living weapons of mass destruction is kind of hard to take for a man who gave his life trying to protect one of said girls.]]
* RealityWarper: He can use Izanagi to cheat death for a much longer period than Danzo.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Konan, after she turns on him for Naruto and decides to kill him, fighting for the new hope.
-->'''Tobi''': ''There is no peace! There can be no hope! Nagato only believed in Naruto to try to comfort his own pitiful existence!''
-->'''Tobi''': ''[[TalkToTheFist You called me the Darkness, didn't you?]] [[ToThePain Then I will make you wilt]]. [[MindRape I will take your little rainbow bridge and its seven colors and plunge it all into darkness!]]''.
** Also gives a brutal one to [[spoiler:his former sensei Minato]] during the war.
-->'''[[spoiler:Minato]]''': [[spoiler:Obito, wasn't your dream to become Hokage? What led you to this!?]]
-->'''Tobi''': [[spoiler:We're way past the point of lectures, wouldn't you agree sensei? When it came to life-changing events, you were always a step behind.]]
-->'''Tobi''': [[spoiler:Despite being my master, you failed to recognize your own pupil... you've always had that oblivious nature about you, from the moment I met you. I can't help but pity you... the hallowed martyr... shamed in front of his living son.]]
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:When in Obito's mindscape, Naruto tries to "Talk no Jutsu" him into performing a HeelFaceTurn. Obito resists, but eventually reaches out to Naruto's extended hand... and starts throttling him. In Chapter 665, however, he finally accepts it.]]
* RedHerring: There were theories and degrees of evidence that he was everyone from Danzo to Obito and several others. Eventually he was revealed to be Uchiha Madara, but even then about half the fandom argued that this was yet another ruse. They were right, but it's a testament to the writing that so many disagreed or couldn't decide either way. Tobi himself claims to be "no one" and that he doesn't care about his own identity, but he does seem to care about concealing his face...
* TheReveal: He's ''not'' Madara Uchiha. He's actually ''Obito'' Uchiha.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After witnessing Rin being killed by Kakashi, Obito loses it and proceeds to murder every single Mist ninja that comes to attack him. This was (probably) his main StartOfDarkness into becoming Tobi.
* SempaiKohai: Considers himself the kohai of Deidara and Kisame. Even though he's really the sempai.
* ShutUpKirk: [[spoiler:When Kakashi asks Obito why he's doing this, Obito responds by telling him to shut up and tries to kill him.]]
* SignificantAnagram: Tobi is very similar to his actual name, Obito. You could think of the English spelling to be something like 'Toobi' in that regard or his original name to be Obit, with the extra 'o' at the end stemming from the tendency for Japanese pronunciations to end in vowels regardless.
** It should also be noted that when both Tobi and Obito are written kanji, they are written in the same two characters, simply switched. It was ''that'' obvious.
** [[spoiler:Tobi can also mean Ten-Tailed, which goes a long way foreshadowing his eventual transformation into the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki.]]
* SpaceMaster: Kamui, his Mangekyo Sharingan techique, allows him to teleport himself and others into an other dimension.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[RunningGag Its like cocaine to him]]. Massively screws up Itachi's postmortem plans for Sasuke by telling him [[AwfulTruth things]] he was [[GoMadFromTheRevelation probably better off not knowing]]. [[spoiler:He becomes this to '''the original Madara''' as well; when Madara attempted to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness sacrifice Obito]] to become the Ten-Tails' jinchuuriki, Obito screws up his mentor's EvilPlan by sealing the Ten-Tails into himself instead.]]
* StaffOfAuthority: [[spoiler:After taking control of the Ten Tails he forms a khakkhara out of its chakra.]]
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: Madara.]]
* StreetUrchin: Obito is an orphan. He grew up not knowing who his parents were, leaving him alone and forced to fend for himself. This sad childhood led Obito to dream of one day becoming Hokage, so that everyone would acknowledge his existence.
** This is why StartOfDarkness begins upon Rin's death. She was the only one who acknowledged his dream of being the next Hokage.
** It can only be called irony that he indirectly orphaned Naruto, who in turn, [[DisasterDominoes grew up not knowing who his parents were, leaving him alone and forced to fend for himself, and now shares Obito's former-dream of becoming the Hokage, so that the village would accept him too]].
* SubvertedInnocence: Let's just say that, in real world terms, people idealistic, kindhearted, and clearsighted enough to perceive all the horrible parts of the world and wishing for a kinder, more just, and utopian world (which is a perfectly valid viewpoint), do not tend to be mass-murdering baby-killers. They tend to be among the genuinely nicest of humanity.
* SuperpowerLottery: He really won the jackpot. Not only is he an Uchiha, his Kamui is incredibly powerful, [[spoiler:and the main reason he went from pushover to Kage level in a just a few years. More to the point it apparently has no precedent at all, so it might well be the rarest ability in the series.]]
** Taken UpToEleven [[spoiler:when he becomes the Ten Tails' host.]]
* SuperStrength: He snapped an arm off of its shoulder ''with just the grip of his fingers'', and blocked a giant ass sword ''with his forearm''.
* TheSvengali: To Sasuke, manipulating him in order to be an asset to his plan and eliminating enemies for him.
* TakeUpMySword: A villainous example. After saving him, an elderly Madara passed his knowledge, [[DeadPersonImpersonation identity]], and [[AssimilationPlot plan]] on to Obito. Subverted in that [[ThanatosGambit part of the plan was to eventually revive Madara]], so this was meant to be temporary.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's the same age as Kakashi, which means he was in his teens when he first attacked Konoha and formed Akatsuki.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Tobi and Kabuto [[spoiler:and Madara may need each other but that does not mean they like it. Madara thinks that Obito is being too impatient with the Moon-Eye Plan and wants to wipe out the Shinobi Alliance first to make sure they are not a bother. Obito thinks Madara is too immature to wield such power and this is just an excuse for him to test out the Juubi's powers like a child with a new toy. Then there's also the matter of Madara needing Obito to sacrifice himself using Rinne Tensei in order to revive him, which Obito isn't exactly thrilled about.]]
* {{Teleportation}}: He can teleport himself anywhere he wants, and can teleport others into an alternate dimension that seems to exist within his Sharingan.
* ThatManIsDead: Even after his true identity as Obito is revealed he still claims that he's "No One."
** [[spoiler:Subverted in Chapter 665, where he declares he is ''not'' Madara, but rather Obito Uchiha.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: UpToEleven! Tobi used to be Obito. The guy who was always in ''everyone's'' shadow. Was AlwaysSecondBest to everyone, and was basically the Dead Last to all of Konoha. But after becoming [[BigBad Tobi]] he can fight on par with [[WorldsStrongestMan Minato]], [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu control the Kyuubi,]] learned how to warp reality, and effortlessly manipulates people like [[SuperPowerLottery Nagato]], [[TheGift Itachi]] and the whole freaking Ninja World like they're his puppets! DAMN! Being evil really ups the IQ points. And the badass points.
** [[spoiler:UpToEleven when he becomes the jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails, and in the process becomes the WorldsStrongestMan since the Sage of Six Paths]].
* TorsoWithAView: [[spoiler:Intentionally has Kakashi pierce his chest in chapter 629 to show his HeartTrauma and keeps it afterwards]].
** [[spoiler:Subverted in chapter 636 when the previous holes are proven to be an illusion and then played straight when Kakashi impales him with a Raikiri enhanced kunai.]]
* TotalPartyKill: When it becomes clear that Naruto has figured out how to [[spoiler:damage him in his jinchuriki form, he immediately defaults to setting up a barrier and a four-way tailed-beast bomb that will kill the entire alliance in one attack. Fortunately, Naruto and Minato teleported everyone out of the barrier at the last second. But then, he merely releases the Ten tails's true form, the WorldTree, to consume everyone's chakra, this time mostly succeeding.]]
* TragicVillain: Obito's fall took him through a huge deal of traumas that combined with his [[InTheBlood clan's curse]] caused him to become a deranged and insane terrorist who loathes the world. In his disillusioned new views, all he cares about is a world where the woman he loved is alive and his former ideals of heroism are the norm.
** [[spoiler:This is shown while his soul was being ripped to pieces by the bijuu, which was represented by his gennin team photo being torn apart and being reconstructed when he regained his sanity. Even after all he has done and said, it seems his friend, his crush and his sensei are his reason to exist]].
** [[spoiler:Chapter 651 twists the knife even more where Obito has a vision of what his life would have been like if he didn't let his obsession consume his soul.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 675 plunges the knife all the way through, when Obito realizes, ''he never had a chance''. Madara took away everything from him. He was orchestrating his downfall all along, and prepared for every possible outcome to make Obito his pawn.]]
* TranquilFury: Has a not-so-subtle grudge towards Kakashi and isn't afraid to make it publicly known, [[spoiler:but still manages to keep a lid on his bottled hate towards Kakashi because his act of murder was forced through circumstance, particulally Rin deciding to die by the hands of the man she loved for the sake of her village. His ire comes from the fact Kakashi insists on stirring his former ideals on him while he himself rejects them.]]
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: When Obito witnessed Rin's death he went straight from having a two tomoe Sharingan to awakening his Mangekyo.
* TheTrickster: Likes to act like this.
* TwoFaced: The incident in Kannabi Bridge left the right side of his face severely scarred, while the left side is untouched. The cave-in pressed down on his face hard enough to make the skin stretch to the point of tearing, which resulted in spiral-like strech marks where the skin scarred.
* TheUnfettered: He ''will not back down'' from obtaining his goals and the world be damned. Murdering his entire family, his mentor and attacking his village and closest friend mean nothing. It is revealed that he plans to use Infinite Tsukuyomi with the power of the Ten-Tails to rewrite reality [[spoiler:so that Rin is still alive.]]
** He still keeps going even when the Juubi is ripped from him. Amazing considering even the Sage of Six Paths was immobilized for a good time after he removed Ten Tails from his body.
* UnreliableExpositor: He delivers ''a lot'' of exposition, and quite a bit of it is suspect.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Did he ever. The Uchiha Clan curse hit him ''hard''.
** Obito was unique among the Uchiha in that he loved everyone, and felt sympathy for those who did not, from the very bottom of his heart. [[spoiler:[[TheCorrupter Madara soon fixed all that]], and turned that kindness and empathy into a deep hatred. Only a small part of his subconscious still refuses to succumb to the Uchiha curse.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Either played straight or subverted. This is his genuine goal, but Naruto considered it egoistical to impose his views of peace on the world, while Tobi was defending his vision as the right thing for humanity. [[spoiler:With the reveal, it's pointed out he is doing things in [[TheLostLenore self service]] while also considering it a benefit for humanity as a whole.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Naruto corners him in his own mind and confronts him with all his inner conflicts, [[VillainousBSOD Obito begins to hallucinate]] his [[MindScrew past self on Naruto along with disturbing visions of his present self turning into his former comrades]]. This lets Naruto grab his hand and free the Bijuu from him.]]
** [[spoiler:He admits that Rin was the light of his life, the only one he felt he could ever hope to emote or connect with; upon her tragic death, the world became a pitch-black hell to him.]]
* VillainsNeverLie: Played straight most of the time, the rest it depends in how the manga evolves.
** Except when it comes to [[DeadPersonImpersonation his identity]] and his ultimate goal, anyway...
* VillainTeleportation: Not that he makes very good use of it, but he can teleport if he wishes.
* VocalDissonance: He had a very deep voice when he was 14.
** Ultimately [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because of both the muffling and most likely voice-changing qualities of the [[spoiler:Spiral Zetsu suit he wears]].
** [[spoiler:The anime seems to imply that he was simply imitating Madara's voice, as when Madara is revived he gets Tobi's previous voice actor and Obito gets his original "goofy" one (albeit using a much more serious voice). So this would indicate that the deep voice was just part of his DeadPersonImpersonation of Madara.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: You think you know everything about him? Keep reading the manga...
* WeakButSkilled: Played with; while his space-time abilities make him one of the most poweful tactical fighters of the series, he only ever used two large scale ninjutsu whereas the rest of Akatsuki relied on several highly destructive techniques.
** It should be noted that his abilities to control several tailed beasts with his eyes makes up for his lack of personal firepower.
* WeaponizedTeleportation
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Obito asks this question of Madara, [[spoiler: who is proceeding to take both his Rinnegan and Yin-Kurama from Black Zetsu, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness effectively discarding the poor dying Uchiha like a used handkerchief]]. Madara confirms this. Obito proceeds to inform Madara he's not fit to lead or control anyone in the dream-world. For a '''true leader''' will allow others to step on his corpse, ''[[BadassBoast but he'll never step on his comrade's corpses]]''.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten-Tails's Jinchuriki.]]
* WideEyedIdealist: Was this as a kid, [[spoiler:and this trait is ultimately what caused him to [[FaceHeelTurn eventually become the]] BigBad. After very nearly dying and then witnessing one of his best friends, whom had promised to protect the woman he loved, kill said woman, he began wanting an entire world where it didn't happen so he could escape reality.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Like Naruto he never knew his parent, was scorned as a loser and [[StepfordSmiler hide behind the act of a happy-go-lucky idiot]] to escape his loneliness and pain as a child. [[spoiler:However, once he was crippled and mutilated in a cave in and later witnessed the girl he loved and acted kindly to him being killed in a twisted war plot, he went completely insane discarding the world as a [[CrapsackWorld fake]] that he had to replace with the [[LotusEaterMachine Moon Eye Plan]]. Combined with all the things he has endured after that, he ties with Nagato for CosmicPlaything in this story.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:In the battle against Kakashi in the Kamui dimension, Obito is handily and relatively quickly defeated. However, he had quite a few disadvantages. Obito was exhausted from controlling the six jinchurikis and their tailed beasts, as well as his previous fights against Naruto, Bee, Kakashi and Guy; while Kakashi's energy had been rejuvenated three-times over by Kurama's chakra.]]
** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that he needed someone to remove the seal in his heart so the whole battle was a ploy to get Kakashi to stab him in the heart.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ten Tailed beast's Jinchuriki, all of the former Hokage, including the First, acknowledge that Obito has become stronger than any of them. Even Madara feels he has no choice but to use his trump card before Obito can stop him.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Hit? He killed Konan with a pipe from behind, and that's not even getting into the details of the flashback when he killed Hiruzen's wife and then attempted to have the Nine tails kill Kushina, a mother weakened by pregnancy and maintaining the seal by mauling her to death. Thankfully, Minato [[BigDamnHeroes showed up just in time]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Hurt? He'd kill one, as seen when threatening to cut baby Naruto with a kunai; which is soon upped by '''attempting to blow him sky high with explosive tags'''!
** This continued into his ShadowDictator reign of Kiri, where he made children kill each other to graduate.
* XanatosSpeedChess [=/=]GambitRoulette: While at first sight it would look like he planned everything that has happened in the series, he is in fact very accomplished in cutting his losses and creating new plans out of his ass as the situation demands. Hell, around 5% of the things happening now were in his plans and he is still at the top of the game. He ''was'' fairly miffed about Kabuto bringing the real Madara Uchiha onto the battlefield, as it forced him to drop his DeadPersonImpersonation gambit, and even more miffed when [[spoiler:Itachi ended Edo Tensei and he lost the jinchuriki]]. But apparently he had back-up plans for that anyway.
* {{Yandere}}: For Rin Nohara, to the point where he is willing to remake reality to be with her.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Tobi will do it without a second thought if he deems it absolutely necessary or if he is betrayed. He does this with Akatsuki mainly because they simply keep dying left and right, except for Konan who he killed coldly in revenge, Itachi who was a terminaly ill DoubleAgent [[spoiler:and [[EvilMentor Madara]] who he barely tolerates. He suffers from this from Madara, but averted it by becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails]].
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat at the hands of the entire alliance, Madara simply pulls this on him again by having Black Zetsu ambush him and take control of his weakened body. However, rather than dying, Black Zetsu's possession keeps Obito alive after the use of Rinne Tensei brings Madara back and Obito is henceforth used as a mere combat puppet.]]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: When he was 14 he stood about as tall as Minato.
** The [[spoiler: Spiral Zetsu suit]] he wore when he was that age made him appear around adult height when in reality, he was around the same height as young Kakashi. That, along with his [[VocalDissonance artificial voice]], made it [[TheChessmaster very easy for him to accomplish everything he did at only 14]].
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[[folder:Madara Uchiha]]
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--> ''"Look at reality. The world won't go the way you want it to go."''

->Voiced By: Creator/NaoyaUchida (JP), Creator/NeilKaplan (EN, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3)

One of the original founders of Konoha. Before the beginning of the series, during the "Clan wars", he was TheAce of the Uchiha Clan, bitter enemies of the Senju. Both clans were used as main weapons by the Daimyos of the era. It got to the point that he had to [[NeverLiveItDown take/ask for his brother's eyes]] to be able to face Hashirama Senju, the greatest warrior of his era. In the end they decided to unite the two Clans into a single Village, creating the tradition "One Nation, one Village" and while at first all was good, he feared that the Senju would subjugate the Uchiha as its servant. This belief was poorly received by his Clan. They eventually sold him out, so that he could not break the peace between Clans and cast him out of Konoha forever. He returned years later commanding the Kyuubi with thirst for vengeance but was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice defeated by the First Hokage]], whose wife Uzumaki Mito later became the Kyuubi's first jinnchuuriki. Madara survived and disappeared for several decades, although as an elderly man he implanted his newly-awakened Rinnegan into Nagato and saved the life of Obito Uchiha, who had been mortally wounded by a cave-in.

After being resurrected with Edo Tensei, he proceeds to CurbStompBattle the Kages, and even manages to escape Edo Tensei's deactivation. He decides to stop playing around, and after finishing the curb stomping off panel, he [[DynamicEntry crashes]] Obito's fight with Naruto, Kakashi, Guy, and B. As this fight kept expanding to include pretty much all of the other characters, things escalated and, long story short, Madara was revived.

He then proceeds to [[NoSell kick everyone's ass]], which includes all Nine Tailed Beasts, Naruto, Sasuke, Hashirama, Tobirama,etc. After sealing away all nine beasts, in a matter of seconds, he then rids every obstacle in his path and becomes the new and current Jinchuriki of the Ten Tails.

->His hobby was falconry.
->Favorite phrase: "Armor-sleeved single hit". This refers to defeating someone with a single blow.

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* AGodIAm: [[spoiler: His true goal of Mugen Tsukuyomi: With the most powerful chakra after taking away everyone else, he'll rule over everyone and 'force peace' onto them.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest: To the First Hokage, Hashirama Senju. [[spoiler:But because him and Hasirama are on a ''completely different level'' when compared to others he ''[[SmugSuper brags]]'' about being second best!]]
** [[spoiler: Admits to Gai that Gai's far better at taijutsu than he is and anyone he's ever fought.]]
* AntagonistAbilities:
** Sharingan Abilities:
*** MindManipulation: Has extremely strong genjutsu.
*** SummonMagic: Not only can he summon Susano'o (which can only be attained by Mangekyou users who've awakened the power of both their eyes), but he can also use his eye to summon Tailed Beasts whom he's enslaved.
** Rinnegan Abilities:
*** EnergyAbsorption: He can use the Preta Path to absorb chakra.
*** LivingShadow: His "Limbo: Hengoku" technique creates an invisible, immaterial doppleganger for a limited time. The doppleganger is every bit as dangerous as Madara himself, being capable of sending all nine Tailed Beasts flying, and is immune to everything except Sage attacks. [[spoiler:He gets ''four'' of them when he regains his other Rinnegan. Only Sasuke's Sage-granted Rinnengan eye can actually see the copies, though Naruto can sense their presence.]]
** From Hashirama:
*** HealingFactor: Hashirama's cells bestow him with regenerative capabilities exceeding Tsunade's.
*** PeoplePuppets: He can control anyone with Zetsu cells in their bodies.
*** SuperMode: He absorbed [[spoiler:Hashirama's natural energy to activate Sage Mode]].
** Other Abilities:
*** SuperSenses: He's considered one of the best sensor-type ninja.
*** DamageReduction: As a "zombie", he's practically impervious to all harm. [[spoiler:Even resurrected, he is extremely durable and can regenerate.]]
** [[spoiler:Ten Tails Jinchuriki]]:
*** PowerNullifier: [[spoiler:Like Obito, his attacks negate other jutsu, save for Sage attacks and pure taijutsu.]]
* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:Much of his appearances after his revival have him regretting Hashirama's death, as he feels that the current Kages cannot live up to his legacy.]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: [[spoiler:UpToEleven. In a series filled to the brim with Arrogant Kung Fu guys, he's the most arrogant of all. In fact he was once TheLeader of a clan of particularly arrogant Kung Fu guys, and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating was kicked out for being too arrogant]]. It should be said that he [[AwesomeEgo easily lives up to it in terms of power]].]]
* AttackReflector: His war fan (see PaperFanOfDoom below) can be used to bounce back attacks, even ungodly powerful ones.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: When he led the Uchiha, and was the 2nd strongest shinobi in the First Great Ninja War after Harishima.
* BackFromTheDead: Along with many of the deceased seen in the story. [[spoiler:And then broke free of Kabuto's jutsu, giving Konoha yet another Uchiha headache to deal with. He later tried to force Obito to use the Rinne Tensei technique to fully resurrect himself and nearly succeeded, only for Minato to cut Obito down, reversing the resurrection, and Obito to seal the Ten Tails into himself. He later succeeds in forcing Obito to use Rinne Tensei on him via Black Zetsu.]]
** Possibly [[spoiler:happened more than once, as Hashirama claims that he was completely sure he killed Madara at the end of their final battle, and he's not a man who exaggerates on the subject. Only time will tell. Turns out he did die in that battle, but he had a contingency plan in the form of Izanagi which revived him some time afterwards. He left a shadow clone in his tomb and went into seclusion.]]
* {{Badass}}: He is quite possibly the most powerful shinobi ever, barring the Sage, bordering on being an {{in-universe}} MemeticBadass. He combines several already powerful techniques (EMS, Rinnegan, [[GreenThumb Mokuton]], Biju control, and four-armed, colossal Susanoo); even his name alone, used by Tobi, was enough to toss the world into panic. He considers anything less than [[spoiler:''all five Kages'']] to be an "inadequate challenge", and that's [[spoiler:before revealing he wasn't fighting seriously]]!
** He suggests [[spoiler:that the only one who could stop him is the First Hokage, who is no longer alive. He doesn't bother reminding everyone that since he now has the Rinnegan ''and'' Hashirama's powers as well as now being an invincible zombie, even the First might not be able to stop him.]]
*** When brought back to life, he made Hashirama AND Tobirama his bitch and then accessed a new dimension of power [[spoiler: by becoming the Ten Tails Jinchuriki.]]
** His entrance into the anime is ''incredibly'' well-done, [[AdaptationExpansion much more extended]] than the manga and it opens with him slaughtering the ''entire'' Shinobi Alliance. During that sequence, he uses only taijutsu, kenjutsu and his Sharingan. He is so much of a badass that when someone throws a kunai with an explosive tag on it, he catches it, tears the tag off and puts it on someone else and then throws the knife back at the person who threw it. That's pure boss-level badassery.
** BadassBaritone / GutturalGrowler: Madara fulfills the former in the Japanese and English versions. Then Neil Kaplan had to be his dub voice and well... voices do not get much grittier.
** BadassBoast: Madara states [[spoiler:The Kage are lucky that Hashirama wasn´t also brought back so they don´t have to redraw the maps "that much".]] In fact, the majority of what comes out of his mouth is this in spades.
** BadassBookworm: [[spoiler:Arrogant, but also an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable shinobi. He is the true originator of the [[AssimilationPlot Moon's Eye Plan]] and the creator of Zetsu. When Madara is revived and finally runs into [[BigBad Tobi]], it's pretty clear that he's the one running the show.]]
** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Despite being revived blind, he's able to use his sensing to easily deal with Sasuke's attacks and gain Sage Mode from Hashirama. Naruto in Sage Mode couldn't even put up a fight at all, and that was before he got Hashirama's Sage Mode.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:As of chapter 677, Project Tsuki no Me is a success. The Infinite Tsukuyomi has been cast and everyone who is still living (except for Team 7). [[GoneHorriblyRight But it doesn't go quite according to his plan]], but [[TheManBehindTheMan Kaguya]]'s instead.]]
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Everything in the series pointed to Madara as the BigBad, until it's revealed that ''he was the unidentified corpse'' that was revived by Kabuto. [[spoiler:Then we find out that he's still the guy ultimately responsible for Tobi and his plan, so he is still the BigBad after all. Then we find out that he was the UnwittingPawn of Kaguya]].
* BarbarianLonghair: This head of the Uchiha clan has long, unkempt hair.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:As a kid, he hated it when people stood behind him as he urinated. Hashirama exploited this.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Hashirama, in general. In one flashback the mere mention of Hashirama's name enraged him.]]
* BetterThanNew: Kabuto comments that he used Edo Tensei to make him even stronger than when he was in his prime.
* BeyondTheImpossible: He dies of old age but thanks to Kabuto, he is revived at a younger age, he pulls out very large Meteors out of thin air. [[spoiler:He revives with his new body again despite dying of old age. He summons a Susanoo with ''no eyes''. He even extracted the Bijuu in mere minutes despite it taking 9 members of Akatsuki, 3 days to complete. He proceeds to casually turn himself into the Ten-Tails jinchuuriki without even going through an AlmightyIdiot phase like Obito.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler:He threw away his friendship with Hashirama to protect his little brother. When he failed to do so, his guilt awakened special hate chakra in his brain that made him really evil.]]
%%BiggerBad does not apply to Madara.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:After being resurrected via Edo Tensei by Kabuto, Madara joins Obito on the battlefield against the Shinobi Alliance. Madara and Obito are, however, on equal standing as both have their own reasons for joining forces, and Obito isn't exactly acting like how a [[TheDragon Dragon]] should.]]
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:Madara seems to enjoy a good fight, as seen when he considers anything less than fighting all five Kage an inadequate challenge. He allows the Kage to demonstrate their attacks, and delivers both praise for their strength (Onoki and A) and criticism for using their strongest attacks early (Mei). However, Madara does not allow this trait to get the best of him; when he decides to complete the Moon's Eye Plan, he immediately thrashes the Kage and goes off to find Naruto.]]
** [[spoiler:After Gai releases the Eighth gate and Madara gets hit by the Evening Elephant, he just smiles and tells Gai to don't stop. He wants to have more fun]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He's got the '''First Hokage's face''' ''on his chest''!]] [[spoiler:In chapter 602 we get to see that he was able to live far beyond his supposed "death" at the Valley of the End by hooking himself up to a combination of the Gedo Mazo and what appears to be a gelatinous blob of the First Hokage's cells. This connection is represented by several pipe-like growths that protrude from his back and feed back into the statue.]]
** His [[spoiler: Ten Tails Jinchuriki form looks like Obito's controlled form, only more perfected.]]
** [[spoiler:After Zetsu backstabs him under Kaguya's orders, most of the chakra in the world is absorbed into his body. [[PhlebotinumOverload His body swells under the strain to near the point of exploding]], until it [[TransformationOfThePossessed collapses into Kaguya's form]] and under her control.]]
* BreakingLecture: Gives one to [[spoiler:Obito]] in Chapter 602.
* CameBackStrong: A villainous example. He was [[TheUndead resurrected]] in a younger form, close to the prime of his life, but he kept the modifications that he made to his body ([[spoiler:[[GreenThumb Mokuton]], [[LivingBattery Hashirama's DNA]]]], and [[GameBreaker the Rinnegan!]]) [[spoiler:after he faked his death at the Valley of the End]]. Combined with the fact that he now has [[CompleteImmortality infinite energy reserves and an immortal body]], he can now spam his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dangerous Forbidden Techniques]] without worrying about it affecting his stamina or lifespan. [[spoiler:The only drawback is that his new body is still technically dead and can't be used as a host for the Ten-tailed Beast, meaning he can't actually enact his own plan on his own.]] [[spoiler:He is then fully resurected in the flesh, which apparently let him use the full power of his modified body to give pause to nine tailed beasts combined. It is possible he is now actually stronger than Hashirama]].
** Definitely stronger now that he [[spoiler: became the Ten Tails Jinchuriki.]]
* CassandraTruth: "The Senju will subjugate the Uchiha like a lowly servant". Guess what happened?
** Possibly overlaps with SelfFulfillingProphecy, given the implication that Madara's own betrayal may be what ultimately caused the rift that led to the Uchiha's subjugation to begin with.
** Turns out that this is played totally straight: [[spoiler:He sensed the distrust around him by the newly formed village, especially by Tobirama, and even his own clan. While he took Hashirama's nomination as the First Hokage in stride, he dismissed the notion that he could ever succeed Hashirama as Hokage, accurately stating that it would likely go to Tobirama instead, and decided it was no longer worth it anymore, and [[ThenLetMeBeEvil decided to turn against Hashirama again]]]].
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Moved the pieces into place prior to tasking Obito with implementing their plan. This included summoning the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from the moon, producing the Zetsus, transplanting his Rinnegan eyes into Nagato, and imparting Obito with the knowledge needed to implement the plan.]]
** Madara takes this UpToEleven when we find out that [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Rin's death]] and [[FallenHero Obito's]] subsequent FaceHeelTurn were all orchestrated by Madara. The entire plan to kidnap Rin, make her a Jinchuriki, and set her loose on Konoha was something Madara came up with and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] the Mist Ninja into doing. He even planned for Rin to kill herself to stop that from happening; the only thing that didn't go as planned was that Kakashi ended up killing Rin rather than the Mist Ninja. And all of this was to manipulate Obito into making a FaceHeelTurn and unlocking/testing his Mangekyou Sharingan.]] Damn.
* ChildhoodFriends: [[spoiler:He used to be friends with Hashirama.]]
* ColonyDrop: Can summon asteroids to flatten his opponents. Onoki stopped one just in time, but Madara simply called down a second.
* CombatCompliment: Seems to love issuing these.
* CombatHandFan: Uses a ''gunbai''.
* TheComicallySerious: Is. He. EVER. Fans have found his "Oh, well." to be his best yet; especially considering the circumstances and everything that was going on.
** TheStoic: He responds to just about everything [[spoiler:post-resurrection]] with either [[DeadpanSnarker dry wit]] or cold rebuttal.
* TheCorrupter[=/=]EvilMentor: [[spoiler:He rescues Obito only to turn him into the Tobi we all know and loathe.]]
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:Madara resurrecting himself brings him back at full power, but because he gave away his Rinnegan eyes before he died the eyes granted to him by Edo Tensei crumble into ash. [[HandicappedBadass Even while blind he still manages to repeal Hashirama, Sasuke, and Naruto]].]]
* CombatSadomasochist: Absolutely loves powerful opponents capable of putting a heavy dent in him and returning the favour. [[spoiler: Taken up to eleven with his reactions throughout tanking Might Gai's 8th Gate techniques.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Madara thought of practically everything. [[spoiler:First, he stole the First Hokage's cells during their duel and used them to to both gain the Rinnegan and Wood Release kekkei genkai and grow an army of Zetsu, and when he was old and dying passed his Rinnegan on to Nagato so that he could be resurrected with the Rinne Tensei technique once the Ten Tails was revived. He took the mortally wounded Obito Uchiha, named him his successor, and patched him up using Zetsu cells so that if something happened to botch Nagato resurrecting him and/or he was brought back with Edo Tensei, he could simply hijack Obito's Zetsu cells and force him to use Rinne Tensei to fully revive him when the time came to become the Ten Tails' junchuriki. Even when that backfired, his smirk and comment of "I failed, huh..." hinted towards a backup plan: have Black Zetsu hijack Tobi's attempt to use the Rinne Tensei in order to presumably revive the people he had killed and force his student to revive him instead. The only thing he ''didn't'' account for was his eyes crumbling to ashes following his total resurrection. And even that didn't prove to be much of a hindrance, since he ''still'' somehow became able to use Susanoo, a visual-based power, ''without eyes''.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Aside from the flashbacks, this is the result whenever he gets into a fight. Regardless if it's [[spoiler:the five kages, Tailed beasts, Hashirama, Tobirama and Naruto.]]
* TheCynic: He perceives the world as a dark place where there will always be winners and losers, and as being impossible to improve. [[spoiler:However, he rejects the ultimate conclusion that nothing matters - if ''this'' world is hopeless, then he'll create a new one.]]
* DanceBattler: His taijutsu style. Possibly the reason why he refers to fights as "dances".
* DarkMessiah: He becomes the [[spoiler: Ten Tails Jinchuriki and looks like the Sage did, only a LOT more menacing.]]
** [[spoiler: In fact His D.O.B is the 24th of December. It doesn't get more obvious then that.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Downplayed; although he was dead by the start of the story, he lived long enough to have met both Nagato and Obito despite supposedly having died around 80 years previous.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:After spending most of his life in war, losing his siblings and never defeating Hashirama Senju, Madara finally lost all reason after discovering human conflict led to people stealing chakra from god and made the world only worse.]]
* DiabolusExMachina: His power escalates through one of these after another.
* DiscardAndDraw: [[spoiler:When he is finally revived for the sake of his plan, he loses his Edo Tensei immortality and the eyes recreated for him via the technique. However, he retains the ability to [[EnergyAbsorption absorb chakra]], in addition to stealing the [[SuperMode Sage Mode]] of Hashirama Senju and gaining his [[HealingFactor high-speed regeneration]], on top of the enhanced strength and speed provided by his modified body.]]
* DissonantSerenity: [[spoiler:Madara's chill even as his plan to become the Ten Tails' jinchuuriki temporarily goes down the dumper.]]
* TheDragon: With Nagato sealed away, Itachi breaking free, and Mu mere moments from being defeated, Kabuto brings him out as a trump card.
** DragonInChief: [[spoiler:In the sense that he knew the hand signs to perform the Edo Tensei jutsu and, though Kabuto was defeated before finding this out, this meant that he could take control of his body at anytime he chose, and could even refuse to be un-summoned. In other words, he only let Kabuto ''think'' he was his Dragon.]]
* TheDreaded: Even decades after his death, his name alone is enough to make all the great villages ally against him. [[spoiler:Tobi, aka Obito, takes advantage of this and pretty much goads the entire world into a war against himself.]]
* EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler:Using the Preta Path he can absorb an opponent's chakra. Even after being resurrected without his Rinnegan, he is able use the Senju cells within his body to drain Hashirama's senjutsu chakra and suck the Nine Tails chakra out of a number of Shinobi Alliance soldiers.]]
* EpicFail: [[spoiler:When Madara spots Hashirama he [[SayMyName screams out his name]] with a SlasherSmile... and Hashirama tells him to shut up and wait his turn, rendering [[StunnedSilence Madara speechless with a comedic expression stuck on his face]]]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He describes Edo Tensei as an atrocity the violates the sanctity of life and death. [[spoiler: Of course, he ''was'' planning on being revived, just through a different method so his standards aren't that strong here.]]
* EvilCounterpart: One might examine Madara's character and find he is this to [[spoiler:Itachi. Both were born into their clans as prodigies, both were in constant competition with their brothers and both were torn between their loyalties to their clan and their village. Their main difference is in their ideologies; both are extreme, but also polar opposites; Madara is a BloodKnight who believes war is inevitable, and Itachi is a KnightTemplar who sought to avert war at any cost.]]
** [[spoiler:They also differed in the choice they made. Madara chose the clan, Itachi chose the village. However, had Madara chosen differently, then Itachi wouldn't have had to make his choice and the clan would probably still be intact.]]
** Both also loved [[spoiler:their younger brothers]] very deeply. [[spoiler:In Chapter 619, the revived Hashirama claims that Madara loved his brother Izuna even more than Itachi loved Sasuke, and it's revealed that Izuna's death pushed Madara over the edge. The big difference between Madara and Itachi is that Itachi was able to keep Sasuke safe (physically anyway).]]
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:He and Hashirama Senju were friends as children, and the loss of that friendship was what caused Madara to first awaken his Sharingan. Even as an adult, Madara continued to acknowledge Hashirama as being the only [[WorthyOpponent person stronger than himself]].]]
* EvilGloating: Constantly brags about how superior he is to everyone else.
* EvilIsEasy: He effortlessly absorbs Ten Tails, because [[spoiler: he and the beast's goal are the same, stripping mankind of freewill]]. The Sage of Six Paths had to battle the monster, and Obito as well was being torn apart, since [[spoiler: part of him subconciously regretted the Eye of the Moon Plan.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: Kabuto brings him back with Edo Tensei for his own amusement. [[spoiler:When Kabuto's defeat dispels Edo Tensei, Madara breaks free of his control and advises the Kages to chastise Kabuto for dabbling in forbidden techniques.]]
* EvilIsPetty: Although he was TheDreaded and ShroudedInMyth in backstory, he's striking in several aspects once he makes his appearance; he is strikingly powerful, to the that point that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow actually hits a WritersBlock... and yet, as a person beneath all that power and status, he's actually repulsive in a rather pathetic way. Madara is phenomenally self-centered and egotistical for a legend [[spoiler:whose claim to fame is being AlwaysSecondBest to his rival Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage in Konoha's history; he reveals in a flashback that he was responsible for the poor diplomatic relations between Konoha and the Hidden Stone village when]] he sabotaged peace talks he was supposed to oversee purely to spite [[spoiler:Hashirama's plan of making peace between the five great nations.]] He then dips into sexism [[spoiler:during his posturing to try and intimidate the Kages,]] looking down on Tsunade's strength because she's a woman (though he quickly recants his statement when she wrecks his Susano'o). [[spoiler:When you realize the AssimilationPlot Naruto is racing to thwart was cooked up by a spiteful, sexist warmonger out of no greater ambitions than ''as an ego trip'', it allows Madara to rather spectacularly avert EvilIsCool.]]
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler:To Tobi/Obito.]]
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler:When he was alive. Just [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140113085645/naruto/images/f/f9/Old_Madara.png look at him!]]]]
* ExoticEyeDesigns: His [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803161537/naruto/images/2/22/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Madara.svg Mangekyo Sharingan]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110803161833/naruto/images/4/42/Mangeky%C5%8D_Sharingan_Madara_%28Eternal%29.svg Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan]], and [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111205180620/naruto/images/7/7e/Rinnegan.svg Rinnegan]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: Taken UpToEleven by Neil Kaplan in the dub.
* EvilRedHead: [[http://image.mangabird.info/sites/default/files/manga/4/13/20140519064007355.jpg After becoming the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki]].
* EvilerThanThou: The Nine-Tailed Fox, self-proclaimed hatred incarnate, calls Madara's chakra evil.
* {{Expy}}: Teru Mikami from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:After Madara resurrects himself, his eyes crumble away leaving only empty sockets.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:He was once an idealistic shinobi that wanted to protect the ninja world and make sure that no one else would die. That love turned into hatred when Tobirama killed his little brother.]]
* FoeRomanceSubtext: The Sharingan is awakened by the loss of a loved one. Madara's Sharingan was awakened when he [[spoiler:ended his friendship with Hashirama.]]
* FoeTossingCharge: Shown in the anime where him running into the Shinobi Alliance forces opposing him sent '''dozens''' of them flying.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: He's got several dozen different abilities that would allow him to win against the entire Shinobi Alliance pretty much instantly, but he spends all his time focusing on using the orbs that he got from being the Ten-tails jinchuriku to the exclusion of every other ability.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Co-founded the Leaf with Hashirama Senju. This is almost universally forgotten or voluntarily ignored by Naruto's time, given he tried to destroy the Leaf after leaving it.
** To bring it home, [[spoiler:he is the one who ''gave'' the village the name "The Village Hidden in the Leaf", and Hashirama even nominated him as Hokage]].
* GambitRoulette: In Chapter 675, it's revealed that [[spoiler: ''he'' was the true mastermind behind Rin's death, as the Hidden Mist abducted her while under his mind control. Yes, the entirety of Rin's death, down to Kakashi being the one to kill her, was orchestrated by Madara, all in order to ensnare Obito as his servant.]]
* GameFace / SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Sports an '''epic''' one in 628 when he senses Hashirama's chakra.]]
* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler:Leaving behind the Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths he spit out is probably going to bite him in the ass later, especially considering that, as the Ten-Tails' Jinchuurki, he now has more than enough chakra to easily wield them]].
* TheGift: Was born with exceptional chakra even by the standards of the battle-oriented and highly gifted Uchiha Clan. Madara was the first to unlock the Mangekyo Sharingan and the only one ([[spoiler:until Sasuke obtained it]]) to have the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. [[spoiler:He was also the first person since the Sage of Six Paths to awaken the Rinnegan.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: As a zombie, he could afford to let himself be hit and just instantly regenerate. Even as a human it doesn't matter, since he can get replacement parts from Zetsu. [[spoiler:As the host of the Ten-Tails, his entire right side basically explodes and he regenerates it almost immediately.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:After failing to become Hokage, Madara dedicated his time to studying the Uchiha stone tablet and discovered that chakra was stolen from a god to stop human conflict but only made things worse. After concluding that mankind was cursed and any attempt at peace was futile, he decided to place humanity in a LotusEaterMachine to end all conflicts in the world. To make matters worse, the tablet was actually edited by Black Zetsu to convince the Uchiha that the Infinite Tsukuyomi (which was needed to free Kaguya) was their salvation. All of Madara's dreams and plans were founded on a lie.]]
* GreenThumb: Possesses the Mokuton via Kabuto's "modifications", [[spoiler:though he also had access to it in his twilight years.]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Sasuke, not that this actually stopped him thanks to his HealingFactor.]]
* HateSink: [[spoiler: Between [[HeManWomanHater bashing women]], [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman considering the Bijuu as mindless slaves]], [[HeroKiller putting the two protagonists at death's doorstep]], turning [[TheWoobie Obito's]] [[BreakTheCutie life into a nightmare so bad]] [[CorruptTheCutie he would try to remake reality]] and [[WhyWontYouDie surviving every goddamn thing they throw at him]], Madara Uchiha seems to serve no better purpose than being a completely despicable VillainSue.]]
* TheHeavy: As of chapter 675, he may have actually surpassed Obito for this. To elaborate, it's revealed that [[spoiler: ''Madara himself'' was behind the events]] leading to Rin's death, which was the reason for Obito's FaceHeelTurn, in order to get Obito under his control. Going further, [[spoiler: his rivalry with Hashirama]] is what set the entire plot in motion.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:Madara's desire to protect Izuna caused him to discard his friendship with Hashirama, and his failure to do so consumed him with [[ThePowerOfHate hatred for the Senju]] to the point where he said nothing short of Hashirama committing suicide or killing his own younger brother would change his opinion. Hashirama's willingness to take him up on the former convinces Madara to give their old friendship another shot... until he overhears Tobirama criticizing Hashirama's wish to make Madara the First Hokage and stating that the village - including the Uchiha - would never accept him, causing Madara [[HeelFaceDoorSlam to become]] a BloodKnight nihilist and attempt to annihilate the village with the Nine Tails.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: [[spoiler:Yes, really. When he was young, he considered himself a failure for having awakened the Sharingan, because it meant that he had failed in protecting those he loved. It's unclear if he still thinks the same as an adult or not.]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:He puts both Naruto and Sasuke on their deathbeds in just two chapters.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Every time someone gain an advantage over him, Madara finds a way to NoSell it.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: During his legendary fight with Hashirama Senju, [[spoiler:his opponent seemingly killed him by sticking a sword into his back.]]
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Had a truly massive one with the 1st Hokage. Much of the current conflict in the story can be traced back to his inability to accept being AlwaysSecondBest to him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler:Ok, so the newly founded village doesn't trust you, even after all you did for them (including ''name'' them). Your ''own'' clan stops trusting you because they see your dire warnings of them being wiped out as paranoia from a man [[AlwaysSecondBest who came second to Hashirama]]. So how to fix this? How about undermining everything Hashirama had done to create peace between the newly-formed villages, then try to kill him? That would definitely work out with ''no'' serious repercussions for your clan whatsoever.]]
** [[spoiler:Though, to be fair, it's implied that Madara had pretty much stopped caring about his clan by the time he defected.]]
* InstantArmor: His Susano'o guards him from all attacks and he can spawn it at any moment, [[spoiler:even if he doesn't have any eyes]].
** His Susanoo's final form can function as this for a Tailed Beast. In his fight with Hashirama Senju, he used it for the Nine-Tailed Fox.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: [[spoiler:Using Hashirama's cells, Madara can summon a wood dragon with a Gonzo-like nose]].
* InvincibleVillain: WordOfGod confirms this, and he goes through various stages of it: an unbound, limitlessly regenerating zombie; a super-tough mortal that can replace limbs on a whim; and finally [[spoiler:host to the ten-tails with all its powers and a HealingFactor that can regenerate basically any injury]]. It's only until [[spoiler: Might Guy goes all Eight Gates that he finally meets someone not named Hashirama that can do more than mildly inconvenience him, and even that fight only ended in Guy's favor when Guy used [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique a suicide technique]] to basically one shot him, which didn't stick because of the aforementioned healing. When Naruto and Sasuke gain the powers of the Sage's sons and not only match him, [[CurbstompBattle but surpass him]], he runs off and grabs his other Rinnegan eye, bringing him back on par with them and letting him enact his endgame.]]
* {{Irony}}: Being an immortal zombie with endless chakra is what makes him truly invincible [[spoiler:but it also prevents him from becoming the Juubi's jinchuriki and completing the Moon Eye Plan.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: As per the usual for Uchihas. Which, considering he was once their Head ''and'' among the most influential in their history (founding Konoha alongside Hashirama) means he set the standard for them during the time of the Hidden Villages. First he was mad because his clan wanted to stop fighting the Senju clan, then he was mad because ''he'' didn't get to be Hokage, and then he was mad because he felt his clan didn't respect him enough.
** Of course, it doesn't help that Harashima, [[WorthyOpponent the person he respects most]], ''enables'' his behavior by constantly sympathizing with him.
** Although it's revealed that [[spoiler:he didn't mind not being Hokage if Hashirama took the position instead, what really made him leave was the fact that Tobirama would later inherit the position. He considers that his clan's inability to see what would happen to them under Tobirama's rule to be a case of TooDumbToLive, so he gave up on them.]]
** Refused to stop fighting Hashirama [[spoiler:to help the entire armed forces survive what looked like an absolute-kill attack]] and is offended that Hashirama considers saving them more important than fighting him again.
* IWasQuiteALooker: We have both seen him [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111021121432/naruto/images/0/0f/Madara-Uchiha-madara-Anime.jpg as a warrior in his prime]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ElderMadara_2883.jpg as a withered husk of a man]]. [[spoiler:He was resurrected in his more dashing form by Kabuto.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Even before [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn]], Kurama claimed that [[EvilerThanThou Madara's chakra is more sinister than his own]], and [[spoiler:when he recognized Madara's presence in the war, he immediately pulled an EnemyMine with Naruto.]] Uchiha Madara is pretty much the biggest dick in the entire series, and that says ''a lot.''
** He refused to stop his fight with Hashirama [[spoiler:despite them both being zombies anyway and Obito's about to obliterate everyone in the barrier]] and acts offended that Hashirama considers that to be more important than fighting him again.
** Constantly referring to the Bijuu as ''filthy beasts'' certainly qualifies. Remember that it's been established that all the Tailed Beasts have their own names and feelings; Madara keeps alluding that the Bijuu are nothing more than mindless monsters running around unsupervised and that they deserved to have a leash tied around their necks. What a jerk.
* TheJuggernaut: To date, nothing the good guys have tried has even come close to slightly inconveniencing him.
* JustToyingWithThem: [[spoiler:As of his resurrection, he is easily the second strongest ninja of all time after the Sage. He could easily wipe out the five Kage, but just ends up playing with them until his enjoyment is ruined, after which he proceeds to CurbStompBattle them off-panel and crash Obito's party. Afterwards, he continues playing or sitting around and is largely content to just watch as the Shinobi Alliance battles with Tobi and the Ten Tails, even though he could probably defeat everyone outright. He only gets serious when his plans are about to be disrupted, and even then, he is reluctant to interrupt his fun.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: ''He's'' the one who got Rin killed, with the Zetsus intentionally bringing Obito just too late to help, to BreakTheCutie and get Obito on board with the Moon's Eye plan.]]
** He's quite the bastard, and ''refuses'' to allow Obito to escape him and/or redeem himself.
* KickTheSonOfABitch[=/=]EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:Manipulating the Zetsu parts in Obito to make him do his bidding at the end of Chapter 636 certainly counts. Bonus points for Obito being beaten half dead by Kakashi, and even more bonus points for the technique that Madara's forcing him to use being a fatal one. It's hard to feel sorry for Obito for all the atrocities he's pulled.]]
** [[spoiler: kinda subverted now that we know he manipulated in becoming Madara's pawn from the beginning by setting up Rin Dead.]]
** [[spoiler:it does backfire initially when Obito decides to hijack the technique and become the Ten Tails' jinkuuriki. However, after losing the Tailed Beasts, he proceeds to perform the technique and properly revive himself.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: His arrival on the battlefield turns the table against the Alliance from a swift victory of hope to a losing CurbStompBattle of despair. [[spoiler:His complete revival [[YankTheDogsChain quickly reverts all that the heroes fought to achieve]] and puts both of the protagonists at death's doorstep.]]
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: After he becomes the Ten Tails' new Jinchuriki, just like Obito, he's clad almost completely in white, and his skin also turns this color.]]
* LightningBruiser: He's fast and strong enough to CurbStompBattle almost everyone he faces.
* MagicalEye: In addition to the [[RedEyesTakeWarning Sharingan]] above he has the Eternal Magenkyou Sharingan. He also bears the Rinnegan and with it the powers of the Six Paths. They grant the [[SuperPowerLottery following abilities]]...
** EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler:Through the Preta Path and his Senju cells.]]
** InstantArmor: His Susanoo, which is MultiArmedAndDangerous and is MultiWielding [[GoodWeaponEvilWeapon wavy bladed swords]] in its base form, and can ascend to a gargantuan completed form capable of rearranging landscapes with its katanas.
* MadeOfIron: Madara literally became a human ping-pong ball for the Tailed Beasts when he charged headfirst into the fray, was hit with some of the strongest attacks seen in the series (Five-Tails horn attack that wounded the ''Eight-Tails'', Six-Tails' ''pool of acid'', etc.) - each attack getting stronger since the One through Seven Tailed Beast hit him one after the other - which finally culminated in ALL the tailed beasts smashing ''through'' his Senjutsu powered Complete ''Susanoo'' with their respective tails, and the only thing they get for their trouble is a slightly battered Madara and a missing arm, which he quickly replaces. The whole time, Madara expresses disdain for him only expressing anger when [[spoiler:Gaara and Shukaku nearly managing to ''seal'' him after Gaara turned him into a Person Puppet.]]
** FridgeBrilliance: Well he is relying on Hashirama's own insane [[HealingFactor regeneration]] there (equal to that of Byakugo no Jutsu from Tsunade), his chakra absorption (which never came into play) and possible his stolen Sage Mode. White Zetsu even calls him out on his recklessness.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:To Tobi and Nagato.]]
* MoralityPet: Izuna. [[spoiler:Izuna's death is what turned him into the man he is today]].
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: [[spoiler:His death was literally the first step of his EvilPlan to replace the real world with his Infinite Tsukuyomi, and thus setting the entire plot in motion.]]
* '''NervesOfSteel''': To the point where [[spoiler:Obito blowing his plan up in his face doesn´t even make him change expressions from his deadpan smirk.]]
** [[spoiler:When revived, he is mortal, alone, blind, and facing the entire alliance backed by the released bijuu.]][[BadAssBoast He simply states that he is going to hunt and capture all the bijuu by himself!]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: When he fought Naruto and later the Kages, Madara just kept on revealing one new ability after the other to NoSell everything they threw at him. Pitched to collide against a Rasen Shuriken? Activate the Rinnegan! Outnumbered five to one? Summon clones and have them use Susanoo! Faced with a barrage of elemental and disintegrating attacks? Summon a mountain busting Susanoo! The guy who summoned you got defeated? Break your contract and fight on with unlimited chakra! [[SerialEscalation And the list goes on...]]
** [[spoiler:Once he is revived and no longer immortal, he retains the ability to absorb chakra through his Senju cells and goes on to steal Hashirama's Senjutsu-enhanced HealingFactor. When he is crushed under a pyramid of sand enhanced by Shukaku he simply bursts out with Susanoo despite having no eyes! [[RunningGag Getting crushed by nine Bijuu tail whips and losing an arm? Have White Zetsu return your right Rinnegan and give his own arm as a replacement!]]]]
* NobleDemon: Well, at one point, he was certainly noble enough to bring an end to the Warring Clans era, and co-found Konoha with his most hated enemy, and former friend. [[ThenLetMeBeEvil But things changed]]...
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Only Hashirama could get a rise out of him.]]
* OhCrap:
** What people say or express on their faces when facing him. Even the Tailed Beasts, ''the strongest beings in the series besides the Ten-Tails'', are scared when they realize their attacks are not even slowing him down. Oh crap indeed...
** And Then Madara himself get a split second OhCrap when Guy attacks with the 7th Gate.
* OneManArmy: To the point why you have to wonder why he even bothered to build the Zetsu army in the first place. This man is basically the equivalent of a space age armada versus a group of cavemen armed with sticks.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: The absorption of the Juubi into the Ten-tails Jinchuriki and becoming the equivalent of the ''Sage of the Six Paths''. [[UpToEleven As if he wasn't bad enough already.]]]]
* OpportunisticBastard: Madara Uchiha had a plan and an actual claim to {{Chessmaster}} status before his resurrection. However, he was returned to life with a series of mishaps: his former apprentice having hijacked his old plan and him being revived by the dark Impure World Resurrection technique, and since then has been trying to improvise his way to victory. Madara proceeded to wait for an opportunity to break free of the caster's control before finding his apprentice Tobi had already revived the monstrous Ten-Tailed Beast. Madara immediately seizes control of it and manipulates Tobi until he can force him to revive Madara at cost of his own life. Even when the first attempt fails, Madara makes the resurrection of his former ArchEnemy work to his advantage by draining his powers to bolster Madara's own to the point where he's even stronger when he fully revives.
* PaperFanOfDoom: That big thing on his back (see picture). Actually, not a paper fan. It's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunbai type of Japanese war fan]], more precisely a [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Gunbai_fan gunbai]]. They're usually made of wood or some other durable material. [[spoiler:Obito kept it for him while maintaining his identity]].
* PassingTheTorch: Does not believe in this, as he sees will as something that cannot be inherited. [[spoiler:Interestingly, his entire plan is based around avoiding this - while he leaves Tobi in charge and counts on Nagato's power, the final phase is to resurrect him so that he can finish what he started.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: After his resurrection, explicitly deployed as one. He didn't disappoint, going to 3rd highest bodycount [[spoiler:(after the multiplied White Zetsu and Pain)]] over just two chapters. Some time after that, he used his Susanoo to slice through an entire mountain range, ALONG with the giant meteorites he called down himself. In his legendary final battle with Hashirama Senju the two of them carved out the Valley of the End, [[spoiler:and following his resurrection he states the Kage are lucky Hashirama wasn't revived as well so that the maps wouldn't need to be redrawn "[[BadassBoast too much]]".]]
* PhysicalGod: When all combined shinobi and tailed beasts in the world can barely slow you down this trope is an understatement. [[spoiler: He becomes this in full as the third jinchuriki of the Ten Tailed Beast.]]
** [[spoiler: Then after he becomes the ''Sage of the Six Paths''.]]
* PlayingWithFire: He created the strongest Fire technique so far without any strain, as a form of greeting.
* PredecessorVillain: He was the First Hokage's most powerful enemy, and he tried to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village long before Naruto was born. [[spoiler:However, he's also the villain behind everything in the present time.]]
* {{Pride}}: Big time. Uchiha in general don't have a reputation of humility, but Madara really takes the cake. When finally deciding to [[spoiler:unleash his full Susanoo vs the five Kages, he takes the time to destroy a mountain range for no discernable reason other than showing off. He wasn't even aiming at the Kages]].
* TheRealRemingtonSteele: The reason he's such a WalkingSpoiler.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to [[spoiler:Tsunade]] after he finds out [[spoiler: she is Hashirama's descendant because she needed to use hand seals to heal herself, while Hashirama could do it at will, but he later rectified after seeing her Sōzō Saisei, comparing to be equal to Hashirama. This didn't stop him from crushing her seconds later though]].
** [[spoiler:Also gave one to the Kyuubi in a flashback, and a more general one to the current Kages. He pretty much thinks that everyone other than himself and the 1st Hokage sucks.]]
** [[spoiler: Gave one to Obito after he tried to kill him, pointing that he lacked will and commitment since he was so easily influenced by pretty words and that reality was still a brutal, dark hell covered in darkness. Bonus point because is the same type of speech Obito gave to Konan before killing her]].
* RedHerring: Tobi claimed he was Madara, and every clue pointed in that direction. Then Kabuto resurrected the real Madara, blowing away Tobi's facade.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Madara is the reincarnation of [[spoiler:Indra, the Sage of Six Paths' eldest son]].
* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:In the many years between his disgraceful defeat at the hands of Hashirama and when he rescues Obito, time has worn away at whatever power Madara had once possessed. When Obito awakens to see him, he is a short, one-eyed, shriveled old man who relies on the Mazoku statue as a life support system to keep him alive, quite a whiplash from his [[WorldsStrongestMan previous appearance]].]]
* TheRival: To Hashirama, during the Clan Wars. It went on after the Leaf's foundation, since he competed with him (and lost) to become the first Hokage.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:He leaves the Ten-Tails to fight the shinobi forces, having decided to go fight the revived First Hokage.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Was trapped in a small chamber due to having to use the Gedo Mazo as a life support system.]]
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler: He has become jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails and thus, the third Sage of Six Paths.]]
* ShyBladder: [[spoiler:He can't pee whenever someone stands behind him, as Hashirama demonstrated when they were young.]]
* SinisterScythe: His weapon of choice, [[spoiler:used as a cane in his old age.]]
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: His response to the "Will of Fire".
--> Madara: ''"You can't defeat power with will."''
* SlasherSmile: He sports one when he realizes that [[spoiler:revived Hashirama is heading to the battlefield]]. He ''literally starts shaking with excitement''; it's rather disconcerting to see the usually stoic Madara filled with [[NotSoStoic psychotic glee]].
** He does it again when [[spoiler:he's revived from the dead.]]
* SmugSmiler: He sports one when [[spoiler:Obito becomes the Ten-Tail Jinchuriki.]] He then gives another one when [[spoiler:he's about to sic Black Zetsu on Obito to revive him, while pinned down by the technique that held the TEN-TAILS in place.]]
* SmugSuper: [[spoiler:Despite losing his eyes after coming back to life surrounded by enemies, he casually states that he's going after the tailed beasts and seems unconcerned about any of the Kage level fighters around him.]]
* TheStoic: His expression next to never changes, and he rarely says much more than "meh" in response to the brutalities occurring at his hands.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:During his childhood and in the early days of Konoha's existence after the war ended, during which which he has a HairTriggerTemper at any point where anything Hashirama does to intentionally unnerve him definitely puts him off...]]
*** StunnedSilence: [[spoiler:When Hashirama finally arrives on the battlefield, Madara greets him like they're about to have another epic duel. Hashirama tells him they'll fight later, stopping the Juubi comes first. Madara spends a moment standing there with his GameFace sort of frozen there.]]
* StoryBreakerPower: To make a very very long story very very short, he has basically every power that Naruto, Sasuke, Pain and Hashirama ever had, all turned UpToEleven. By his own admission, [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow Kishimoto]] has no idea how to beat Madara at this point.
** According to [[AwesomeByAnalysis Shikaku, he's immune to everything except physical attacks.]] And as he went toe to toe [[spoiler: with Eight Gates Gai and survived Gai's ultimately ultimate super final attack (albeit heavily injured)]], he's clearly not too worried about physical attacks either.
* SunkCostFallacy: This played a big part of his argument against the cease-fire, in that it would render the sacrifices of countless Uchiha - including his own brother - moot.
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:The Rinnegan, Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Wood release, unlimited chakra and an immortal body that regenerates to be precise. Even his regular fire techniques put most kekkei genkais to shame.]]
** [[spoiler:He loses his immortality when he's revived, and by extension the unlimited chakra, but gains the ability to heal near instantaneously like Tsunade, can absorb chakra to replenish his levels, and can now use SAGE MODE. Besides that last bit, really, what's changed?]]
* TheSvengali: Taught [[spoiler:Obito]] everything he knew and named him as his successor, but intended to sacrifice him to resurrect himself.
** It should be noted that [[spoiler:this wasn't his original plan. Obito was supposed to have Nagato revive him, but Nagato died and Madara was revived as a zombie, so he had to [[XanatosSpeedChess adapt to the circumstances]]...]]
** [[spoiler: As it turns out, he was the one to arrange the events of Rin's death, in order to twist Obito into the hateful man Madara needed.]]
* TalksLikeASimile: Madara constantly makes dance references, and this is exceedingly common in ''Storm 3''. With Neil Kaplan behind him as the voice, this is more badass than it sounds.
-->"Let's have another dance, shall we?"
-->"I'd like to try some more jutsu, but you look too tired to tango, Ōnoki."
-->"Seems you have a few dance moves left."
-->"How could you have danced this long?"
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Madara and [[spoiler:Obito may need each other, but that does not mean they like it. Madara thinks that Obito is being too impatient with the Moon-Eye Plan and wants to wipe out the Shinobi Alliance first to make sure they are not a bother. Obito thinks Madara is too immature to wield such power and this is just an excuse for him to test out the Juubi's powers like a child with a new toy. There's also the matter of Madara needing Obito to sacrifice himself to use Rinne Tensei in order for him to fully revive and become the Juubi's jinchuriki, which Obito isn't exactly thrilled about.]]
* ThanatosGambit: He accounted for his own death. [[spoiler:His intent was to have Nagato resurrect him, but since Naruto foiled that, he gets brought back as a zombie instead.]]
* [[spoiler:ThenLetMeBeEvil: Even after Izuna's death, Madara was willing to cooperate with Hashirama to form the Hidden Leaf Village, to the point where Hashirama wanted to make him Hokage. Tobirama, however, stated that the Hokage should be decided by popular vote, and that Madara's candidacy would never be supported, seeing as how everyone saw Hashirama as the leader. Madara, who was overhearing this, came to the conclusion that there could never be true peace between the Senju and Uchiha, and it all went downhill from there...]]
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: [[spoiler:Madara points out that the circumstances revolving around Rin's death happened just a ''bit'' too perfectly to turn Obito to darkness, and reveals that he set the entire thing up]].
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Attempted this with the Fourth Battalion. See ColonyDrop.
* ThirdEye: After regaining [[spoiler: both of his Rinnegan he gains a third eye resembling that of the Senju, Kaguya, and Sasuke's Rinnegan by getting close to the moon.]]
* TrashTalk: Can pretty much always be found belittling his current opponents or pretty much whoever is nearby.
** [[spoiler:His current topic of choice is how inferior he feels the current Kages are to him and the 1st Hokage.]]
** [[spoiler:In a flashback he was shown do this to even the Nine Tails, telling him (more or less) that he's stupid and needs the Uchiha Clan to give him purpose.]]
* {{Troll}}: He [[ColonyDrop drops a meteorite]] on the Fourth division. When Onoki managed to stop it with great effort, Madara spends a moment looking [[TheStoic stoic]] before dropping another meteorite on him.
* TheUndead: After being brought back by Kabuto's [[PeoplePuppets Edo Tensei]] jutsu.
* UndyingLoyalty: Deconstructed. He was fanatical loyal to the Uchihas, to the point of [[spoiler:stealing/asking for his brothers' eyes so he could face Hashirama in their War]]. This extended to also fanatically fighting for the Uchiha dignity to the point of [[spoiler:being banished from his Clan and the Village that he helped create]]. Needless to say, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he didn't take the news well]].
** Should be noted that most of this comes from a proven UnreliableNarrator, so it could all be bunk.
* {{Understatement}}: Only Madara can under-sell [[spoiler:pretty much massacring the five Kage]] in that cool and bored demeanor of stating things:
--> [[spoiler:'''Naruto''': What happened to all the others!?!]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Madara''': Who knows. They're probably... not okay. *cut to shot of the Kage all lying in pools of their own blood*]]
%% * TheUnfettered
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:He and his entire clan were pawns in Black Zetsu's scheme to revive his "mother" Kaguya.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Judging from the flashback, he seemed to be a bit of a loner, but undeniably adorable and you wouldn't know this man would be one of the {{Big Bad|Duumvirate}}s just by looking at him.]]
* VillainOverride: [[spoiler:A key part of his plan involves Obito sacrificing his life to use [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Rinne Tensei]] to revive him completely. Obito is understandably hesitant about this. His solution is to force Obito's body to perform the jutsu by taking control of the latter's Zetsu cells. Of course Obito did not take this lying down and overrode his override.]]
** [[spoiler:It should be noted that Madara's ''original'' plan was to have Nagato, who could probably survive it, revive him with Rinne Tensei. Unfortunately he had to change his plans when Nagato died prematurely and Kabuto revived him as a zombie instead.]]
* VillainRespect: To his friend and rival, Hashirama, and later on, to Might Guy, whom he calls the finest Taijutsu expert he's ever seen. He's even impressed that Guy came close to killing him.
* WalkingSpoiler:He is critical to several major plot twists that come after more than 550 chapters of the manga, making it almost impossible for him not to be this.
* WalkingTheEarth: For years after being banished.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Likes to paint himself as such. Madara claims he wants to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create a world where there is only peace and love, and everyone is a winner]].
** [[spoiler:This is eventually expounded upon. Madara believes that [[LifeEnergy chakra]], despite originally being meant to bring people closer together, is ultimately just a source of endless suffering and conflict. His ultimate goal is to save humanity by creating a dream world without chakra.]]
** [[spoiler: [[RuleOfThree Then revealed]] that Infinite Tsukuyomi isn't anything good by Hagomoro himself; it traps every human in a dreamlike state and they're food for the Shinju, yet kept in a state of AndIMustScream for all eternity. Madara's own words and actions reveal this is bull. He only wants to be the only person to have chakra, the strongest chakra to boot, so he can be a god.]]
** [[spoiler:Ultimately played straight. When he finally performs the Infinite Tsukuyomi, he ''really does'' give everyone a dream world where they can have everything they want, and berates Naruto for "interfering with the happiness of everyone". Madara honestly does believe he's doing this for humanity's benefit.]]
** [[spoiler:The difference between what Infinite Tsukyomi actually does and what Madara intended is justified since the tablet that inspired his plans was altered by Black Zetsu.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Made the offer to [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha, training him as his successor but all the while planning to use him as a backup for Nagato. Following his complete resurrection he makes the offer to Sasuke Uchiha, but is turned down (probably didn't help that he had considered out loud taking Sasuke's EMS until he could get his Rinnegan back before the offer).]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Along with everything else, one ''more'' reason to hate this guy is his attitude towards [[spoiler:the Tailed Beasts - he doesn't care about (or otherwise completely ignores) the fact that they have minds and souls of their own, treating them like nothing but weapons for humankind (especially himself) to use as they will.]] This starkly contrasts Naruto, who is [[spoiler:the first human since the Sage of the Six Paths to show the Tailed Beasts care and compassion - to the point that they've practically sworn loyalty to him.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Every single strong character who's faced Madara to date has been subject to this. [[spoiler:Madara himself suffers from it when Guy's Night Moth shatters ''at least'' his ribcage and right arm and leaves a hole in his side, and he happily admits that without the regenerative abilities of being the Juubi Jinchuriki he would have been killed by it.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: Considered this during his era alongside Hashirama, though since [[spoiler:his resurrection, he has integrated his DNA into his body]], making him the one of the most powerful shinobi to walk the earth. To the point [[spoiler:that he needs the Five Kages to face him at all]]. Even then, they weren't enough when he starts to get a ''little'' serious.
** Let's face it - not even Nagato or Tobi could possibly hope to [[spoiler:trounce the Five Kages]] with such ease. The man is pretty much the third strongest shinobi of all time, right after the Sage of the Six Paths (who was a PhysicalGod) and Hashirama Senju. [[spoiler:He's even worse than the Sage when it comes to threat level, considering the fact he's pretty much immortal now.]] However... [[spoiler:Naruto is matching him now; while Madara had taken out Bee and Gai, Naruto is pretty much fighting him one on one and not only holding his own but forcing Madara to take him seriously.]]
** [[spoiler: Naruto was able to match him while he was an Edo Tensei, going blow for blow with him and Madara even regarded him as a serious threat. However, when he is fully resurrected, Madara takes on all nine tailed beasts and Gaara at once and when he regains his eye, he defeats them with a single repulsion technique and seals them. Now he's the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki...]]
** [[spoiler: Then Gai nearly kills him and Naruto shows up with new abilities that make him immune to Madara's primary weapon.]]
* WorthyOpponent:
** Considered Hashirama as one to the point where you can consider it FoeYay, considering how much he drones on and on about how everyone except him and Hashirama (and maybe Naruto) sucks.
-->'''Madara''': Hashirama "Wood Style" Senju... the future First Hokage, the man who stood at the top of the ninja world and the person that I respected most.
** Also considers Might Guy one; even after becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails, he's impressed that Might Guy gave him a close fight that even ''he'' wasn't sure he could win.
** [[spoiler: After Naruto and Sasuke awake their powers as the children of the Sage of Six Path, he knows fighting without his other Rinnegan would be bad]]
* WouldHitAGirl: In fact, he'd bisect one with a giant blunt object just out of spite for her grandfather.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Played with. Onoki asks him why didn't he display this much power when he last fought him; he replies with "Which adult would go serious on a child?"
* XanatosSpeedChess: Seems to be pretty good at this. [[spoiler:The original plan was to have Pain resurrect him. Then Pain died and Obito took his powers while Madara came back as a zombie, so Madara had a backup plan to force Obito to do it whether he wanted to or not. When that fell through, he devised a plan to use Hashirama (one of only two people with the power to harm Obito) to hijack the Infinite Tsukiyomi before Obito could implement his version. Time will tell if this latest one pans out.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Does this to Obito. Upon finding out that Obito is fatally injured, Madara takes over Obito's Zetsu parts in order to [[KickTheDog force him to use Rinne Tensei]] (which kills the user if they don't have enough chakra) on him so that he will be truly restored to life, allowing him to become the Ten-Tails' jinchuuriki. This backfires when Obito overrides his will and becomes the Ten Tails' jinchuriki himself, but Madara doesn't seem to care.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Almost everyone who has ever met and spoken to this man hates his guts. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Kurama]], the ''Nine-Tailed Fox'', can't stand him, and considering the shit he's had to put up with for the last few centuries, that says ''a lot'' about Madara Uchiha. [[hottip:*:Granted, Madara is responsible for most of the things Kurama has had to endure, seeing as he mind-controlled Kurama during his battle with Hashirama and taught that technique to Obito.]] [[spoiler:Even Tobi, aka Obito Uchiha, his protege, kinda hates him as well. The only people who can tolerate him are Senju Hashirama, who was once his best friend, and Izuna, his brother, though Madara did everything he could to hate Hashirama and, in rejecting his assistance, essentially let Izuna die]].
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[[folder:Zetsu]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Michael Sorich and Creator/BrianBeacock (EN, original), TravisWillingham (EN, current)

Zetsu is a strange plant-like being created from the First Hokage's DNA that serves as Akatsuiki's spy, lookout, and [[IAmAHumanitarian corpse disposal]]. He possesses LiteralSplitPersonalities that talk to each other, and was the only Akatsuki member who is never shown with a partner, because he can be his own partner. He can perfectly blend into the background (sometimes by use of a Venus flytrap thing). He is capable of recording events, such as Naruto and Sasuke's fight at the Valley of the End and Sasuke and Itachi's final battle, for others to view.

Zetsu knows Tobi's identity and status as the true leader of Akatsuki, and thus works closely with him. He showed ability to split his two sides apart, and had his white side lead Sasuke to the Kage summit while the black side stayed behind with Tobi. The white half interrupted meeting and revealed that Sasuke was in the building, after which the Raikage strangled him until he lost consciousness.

White Zetsu managed to escape the summit and healed the wounds Sasuke had received in his battles with Danzo, Kakashi and Naruto. Both halves appeared to be looking for Kisame's dead body, only to reveal that the body was just a White Zetsu clone, which was created so Kisame could infiltrate Kumogakure. During the Fourth Great Shinobi World War, Zetsu is the main source of Tobi's army. It is eventually discovered by Sakura that White Zetsu was created using the 1st Hokage's DNA. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu was defeated by Naruto and the Mizukage's squad while attempting to assassinate the daimyos, while White Zetsu was killed by Sasuke Uchiha in order to test out his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. During Tobi's [[StartOfDarkness flashback arc]], it is revealed that White Zetsu was one of numerous prototypes created by Madara Uchiha using Hashirama Senju's DNA and served as Obito's bodyguard during his recovery. One of these was a Spiral Zetsu with a quirkish personality and a face that inspired Tobi to don his spiral-patterned mask. The "main" Zetsu was one specifically chosen by Madara to contain his "will." Madara, just before he died, inserted his "will" into half of this Zetsu, forming the black half of his body.
->His hobby is observing unique shinobi.
->Favorite phrase: "Independence unbending" which means "The only one you can count on is yourself".

!!! Tropes Applying to all Zetsu
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* ArtificialHuman: One of an army of artificial soldiers created from the cells of the First Hokage.
* BlatantLies: "[[MemeticMutation Tobi is a good boy!]]"
* ChekhovsSkill: How Black Zetsu was able to [[spoiler:get to the final battle field becomes important in chapter 664, when he uses the same ability to steal the other half of Kurama.]]
* TheDragon: To Tobi. He's been working with Tobi much longer than most of Akatsuki. Ironic, given Tobi's first appearance made him look like Zetsu's underling, but it possibly was to cover him. And also CoDragons with Pain and Kisame before their deaths.
** [[spoiler:Black Zetsu To Madara Uchiha. He is the one who finally revives him.]]
*** [[spoiler:White Zetsu clones count as well. One did bring back his Rinnegan after all, as well as providing a spare arm...]]
** [[spoiler:But in truth, Black Zetsu is neither the dragon to Tobi ''or'' Madara, despite Madara claims that he is a manifestation of Madara's own will. He is actually a servant of Kaguya, the very first user of Chakra, and he ultimately backstabs Madara.]]
* EnigmaticMinion: Until Tobi's flashback, nobody really knows what his deal is, except being one of the few that knows the truth about Tobi. [[spoiler:Until Chapter 678, even ''Obito and Madara'' didn't have any idea what he was really up to.]]
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Looks like plant seeds.
* GreenThumb: Can merge with the earth and even burrow underground by fusing themselves with a system of underground tree roots, masking his chakra altogether and allowing him to tunnel around undetected at extreme speeds. This is of course all made possible out of Hashirama's Wood Style abilities.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: White Zetsu only has the left half of his body, possibly providing the right half of Obito's body. [[spoiler:Chojuro cuts Black Zetsu in half during the War arc.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: A [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] ManEatingPlant who [[GreenThumb can move seamlessly within the earth, grass and trees]] and has [[SplitPersonality black and white halves which differ in personality]] and which can split from each other physically, with the white half [[MesACrowd capable of making clones of himself]] in a process akin to a fungal parasite. WordOfGod implies he's probably not even human, [[spoiler:considering that he's an artificial amalgamation of Hashirama's DNA and Madara's will]].
* ImAHumanitarian[=/=]ManEatingPlant: Disposes of corpses by eating them. His favorite food is even listed as ''chewy people''.
* IronicEcho: [[CatchPhrase "*insert name here* is a good boy"]] becomes this [[spoiler:in chapter 603.]]
* MysteriousWatcher: Subverted. Nobody knew who he was or what he wanted the first time he showed up in the series but it soon beame clear he belonged to Akatsuki.
* PlantPerson: Was grown from Hashirama's cells and the Gedo Mazo statue.
* SplitPersonality: Has black and white halves.
* TalkingToThemself: White and Black Zetsu talk to each other and frequently argue.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: In one body. Sorta.
* TheDarkChick: When Kabuto joins in and after Konan's defection.


!! Black Zetsu
-->"''…The only one you can count on is yourself.''"

A creature made manifest by fusing Madara's will to that of a White Zetsu, he operates in unison with a his white half for most of the series but is later split from his original host and acts independently.
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* ApologeticAttacker: Black Zetsu tells Obito he's sorry since he has to [[spoiler:fulfill the reason Madara Uchiha created him for, although he later berates him as being useless for going against Madara's plans.]]
* [[spoiler:ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Eventually betrays both Obito and Madara.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the anime, he appeared after the climax of Naruto and Sasuke's duel, noting that he found the fight interesting.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Black Zetsu.
* PuppeteerParasite: Black Zetsu, being the manifestation of Madara's will, is able to take control of someone's body that has Zetsu material in it. [[spoiler:In chapter 657, he possesses Obito's near-dead body to fight Kakashi and Minato.]] But this backfires, as Black Zetsu underestimates Obito's will. The dying man is now forcing Zetsu to stay melded to him, knowing that as long as this fusion lasts, he'll live.
* PutOnABus: Black Zetsu disappears for a while during the Fourth Shinobi World War.
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:In chapter 656, when the weakened Obito is about to use Rinne Tensei, doing the same thing that Nagato did and betraying Madara, Black Zetsu appears from the ground and forces him to revive Madara instead.]]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Black Zetsu sports one after taking over Obito's body to fight Minato and Kakashi, while also managing to give the impression of MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily due to the way it's stitched up.]]


!! White Zetsu

-->"''[[ImAHumanitarian Seems palatable...]]''"

A collective of identical HiveMind clones, one of them played host to the Black Zetsu and operated alongside him for most of the series but they later split from each other and to act independently.
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* AntagonistInMourning: When Gaara shows up at the battle between [[spoiler:Spiral Zetsu and the alliance carrying an unconscious Naruto, one of the White Zetsu clones seems upset about the fact that Naruto's dying.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: White is more prone to bizarre thoughts and actions than Black, sometimes downright stupid, such as [[WhatAnIdiot bursting into the meeting room of the five Kages to announce Sasuke broke in and giving away Taka's cover]]. Spiral Zetsu has a nagging curiosity for ''[[PottyHumor bowel movements]]'' out of wonder what such a function would be like if he had it. NoSocialSkills, indeed.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the anime, he appeared after the climax of Naruto and Sasuke's duel, noting that he found the fight interesting.
* EnergyAbsorption: White Zetsu can drain chakra through physical contact.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: White Zetsu's personality should've been an obvious foreshadowing to [[spoiler:Hashirama's true personality as he is, after all, made from the man's cells.]]
* FusionDance: The White Zetsu can combine to create a [[EvilIsVisceral hideous gigantic plant monster]].
* HiveMind: The White Zetsu all share one mind that they link through a system of underground roots; once linked they instantly share information with each other.
* KilledOffForReal: The original White Zetsu gets offed by Sasuke, though he still has plenty of clones running about.
* MesACrowd: Tobi creates an army of 100,000 white Zetsu's Parasite Clones.
* NonActionGuy: White Zetsu's are not terribly powerful {{Mook}}s. [[spoiler:Black Zetsu on the other hand...]]
* OffModel: In early anime episodes (and some in later ones, it seems to vary by who does animation) black half has orifices besides eyes. In the manga, black half never has had any of those.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can make himself into a perfect double of a person after absorbing their chakra.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: The Zetsu's malleable plantlike flesh can act this way for him.


!! Guruguru

-->"''I asked you how it feels to have a bowel movement. [[NightmareFetishist Well... I think it resembles how refreshed you feel after killing a person...]]''"

->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP)

A unique White Zetsu clone who seemingly inspired Obito's Tobi persona.

* AdaptiveArmor: Functioned as such for Obito during his early days as Madara II.
* ArtificialHuman: One of an army of artificial soldiers created from the cells of the First Hokage.
* BadassLongcoat: The same type Obito wore prior to it being shredded.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Guruguru makes his return [[spoiler:after Madara's revival by taking on the entire Alliance with a scaled down version of Hashirama's titanic statue, while still talking about poo!]]
* TheBlank: Guruguru has a hollow head with one hollow eye socket, yet it still manages to see through the link it shares with the other Zetsu.
* CloudCuckoolander: Is obsessed with bowel movements, and his zany personality possibly inspired Obito's Tobi persona.
* GreenThumb: Can merge with the earth and even burrow underground, masking his chakra altogether and allowing him to tunnel around undetected at extreme speeds, and can function as a living suit of armour for a person. [[spoiler:This is of course all made possible out of Hashirama's cells.]]
* HiveMind: The White Zetsu all share one mind that they link through a system of underground roots; once linked they instantly share information with each other.
* MesACrowd: Madara created an army of 100,000 White Zetsu Clones, although Guruguru is unique.
* PlantPerson: Was grown from Hashirama's cells and the Gedo Mazo statue.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Seems to have taken over Obito's role as Madara's [[CoDragons second-in-command]] alongside Black Zetsu, even wearing the same sort of cloak as Obito.
* SpeakInUnison: Does this with the other White Zetsu on occasion.
* SpikeShooter: His Wood Release: Cutting Technique projects and fires sharpened branches and roots that, if they impale a person, grow into and through their body.
* SuperToughness: Tanks a hit from [[spoiler: Karin's Chakra Chains and Suigetsu's FingerFirearms with minimal damage, and even manages to skewer Karin with his Wood Release: Cutting Technique in retaliation.]]
* TheSymbiote: Acted as a living suit of armour for Obito in his early days as Madara II. [[spoiler: During the 4th World War he had Yamato inside him as "filler", but he is [[PuppeteerParasite in complete control]].]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Used to have this rapport with White Zetsu.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: His voice has a reverberating effect.
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** [[spoiler:The difference between what Infinite Tsukyomi actually does and what Madara intentions is justified since the tablet that inspired his plans was altered by Black Zetsu.]]

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** [[spoiler:The difference between what Infinite Tsukyomi actually does and what Madara intentions intended is justified since the tablet that inspired his plans was altered by Black Zetsu.]]
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** [[spoiler:The difference between what Infinite Tsukyomi actually does and what Madara intentions is justified since the tablet that inspired his plans was altered by Black Zetsu.]]
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:After failing to become Hokage, Madara dedicated his time to studying the Uchiha stone tablet and discovered that chakra was stolen from a god to stop human conflict but only made things worse. After concluding that mankind was cursed and any attempt at peace was futile, he decided to place humanity in a LotusEaterMachine to end all conflicts in the world.]]

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:After failing to become Hokage, Madara dedicated his time to studying the Uchiha stone tablet and discovered that chakra was stolen from a god to stop human conflict but only made things worse. After concluding that mankind was cursed and any attempt at peace was futile, he decided to place humanity in a LotusEaterMachine to end all conflicts in the world. To make matters worse, the tablet was actually edited by Black Zetsu to convince the Uchiha that the Infinite Tsukuyomi (which was needed to free Kaguya) was their salvation. All of Madara's dreams and plans were founded on a lie.]]
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** Possibly [[spoiler:happened more than once, as Hashirama claims that he was completely sure he killed Madara at the end of their final battle, and he's not a man who exaggerates on the subject. Only time will tell.]]

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** Possibly [[spoiler:happened more than once, as Hashirama claims that he was completely sure he killed Madara at the end of their final battle, and he's not a man who exaggerates on the subject. Only time will tell.]] Turns out he did die in that battle, but he had a contingency plan in the form of Izanagi which revived him some time afterwards. He left a shadow clone in his tomb and went into seclusion.]]



* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Everything in the series pointed to Madara as the BigBad, until it's revealed that ''he was the unidentified corpse'' that was revived by Kabuto. [[spoiler:Then we find out that he's still the guy ultimately responsible for Tobi and his plan, so he is still the BigBad after all]].

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* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Everything in the series pointed to Madara as the BigBad, until it's revealed that ''he was the unidentified corpse'' that was revived by Kabuto. [[spoiler:Then we find out that he's still the guy ultimately responsible for Tobi and his plan, so he is still the BigBad after all]].all. Then we find out that he was the UnwittingPawn of Kaguya]].


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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:He and his entire clan were pawns in Black Zetsu's scheme to revive his "mother" Kaguya.]]
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** [[spoiler:After Zetsu backstabs him under Kaguya's orders, most of the chakra in the world is absorbed into his body. [[PhlebotinumOverload His body swells under the strain to near the point of exploding]], until it [[TransformationOfThePossessed collapses into Kaguya's form]] and under her control.]]
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