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Sarada Uchiha

Voiced by: Kokoro Kikuchi (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, Boruto), Laura Bailey (EN, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4), Annie Rojas (Latin America, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4)

Debut: Naruto Chapter 700 (Manga), Boruto: Naruto the Movie (Anime)
"It's not like I could deliver lunches to everyone in the whole village, so… instead, I've decided to become Hokage!"

The deuteragonist of the Boruto series, she's Sasuke and Sakura's daughter. A genin of Boruto's graduating Academy batch and a former classmate of Boruto. She was the youngest member of Boruto's class as well as it's honors student. She knows Boruto since infancy because their parents are friends and is a close childhood friend to him but she also thinks he's an idiot that needs to be watched over and kept out of trouble. Living alone with her mother Sakura, Sarada was rather unmotivated in her early ninja life until she met her father Sasuke. She has a huge admiration for the 7th Hokage and wants to be Hokage herself. She uses mainly lightning attacks with taijutsu inherited from Sakura. Sarada is the youngest current user of the Sharingan. Currently a genin in Team Konohamaru.


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  • Accidental Kiss: Subverted. In episode 38, Sarada has quick reflexes and thus Boruto kissed the sole of her shoe instead of her mouth.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In relation to her Sharingan awakening. In Naruto Gaiden, her Sharingan first appears during her sprint to the tower Sasuke is in, and it was commonly interpreted that hers was a uniquely shown case of a Sharingan awakening due to a positive emotion — excitement at being able to meet her father — rather than the standard traumatic fare. The anime's Adaptation Expansion for this arc shows Sakura and Shizune discussing how Sarada's had the Sharingan long before that scene takes place, and that it was likely due to the pain brought about by Sasuke's absence.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Sakura gives her this when she was younger, in the same fashion that Itachi used to do to Sasuke. At the end of Gaiden, Sasuke himself does this to Sarada.
  • Alliterative Family: Sarada shares her first syllable with her father, Sasuke, and her mother Sakura.
  • Ascended Extra: In the epilogue, Sarada is a Last Episode, New Character along with the rest of the new generation. Then she becomes The Protagonist of the Naruto Gaiden miniseries.
  • Awesome by Analysis: In episode 30, Sarada realizes: "Running an electrical current above a fixed level in water causes ionization." Then dropped an Explosive Tag which combined with the ionised water resulted in an explosion. She also in episode 38 uses her Sharingan to try and find Mirai's weakness while Boruto fights the older kunoichi, but that attempt fails.
  • Badass Adorable: Sarada has pretty much won most of her fights and is adorable all the way.
  • Badass Bookworm: Again, she's kicked plenty of bad guy butts and is very studious. She's the best new gen character in theoretical knowledge. In the movie, she's the only one who read all the books in the book series and it helped her team to get pass the first round.
  • Badass Family: The daughter of Sasuke, the last surviving member of the Uchiha clan, and Sakura, the protégé of the Fifth Hokage and the world's best medical ninja.
  • Blue Blood: Sarada is the heiress to the Uchiha clan, one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure.
  • Brainy Brunette: From a young age, Sarada demonstrated hints of being extremely intelligent for her age. Like her mother, she has a keen talent for observation and analyzing situations, which she uses to come up with the most rational solutions. Like her father, she has critical thinking habits, showing a keen and analytical mind, which aids her in battle to better read an enemy's attack. Although Boruto is considered the most advanced in ninjutsu, her theoretical knowledge is the best of her year.
    • In Boruto the Movie, Sarada mentioned she had read the book series mentioned in Sai's quiz, and was surprised to know that there was a fifth book, only to realize that the question was a sham and that there was no fifth book, which helped her team advance. Note that Boruto and Mitsuki turned to her after Sai read out the question, which notes that they acknowledge Sarada's intelligence and knowledge of the book.
    • During the Field Trip arc, she beats Buntan Kurosuki through the use of science, using both the latter's lightning release jutsu and her own copying of it, combined with an illusion from the Sharingan, to fill the cave they're in with raw hydrogen gas (via electrolysis of the water around them) to amplify her bomb-tagged kunai to take Buntan out.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Like Boruto, Sarada is a naturally gifted Child Prodigy, but she never devoted herself to her training out of disinterest. That is, until she was inspired to become the Hokage by Naruto in Naruto Gaiden, after which she began to receive comments about how uncharacteristically fired up about training she has become.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: She calls out her father for his complete absence in his daughter's life.
  • Character Development: In Naruto Gaiden, she goes from an depressed, apathetic ninja dealing with her family dysfunction to a happy, loving daughter determined to become Hokage.
  • Child Prodigy: Her friends think so given that she's an Uchiha, though she certainly doesn't believe she's special. She quickly shows she has her mother's strength and her father's Sharingan skills though.
  • Color Motifs: Sarada represents the color red.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: Her Sharingan gives her this power, giving her extreme accuracy for her Super Strength as well as excellent dodging skills.
  • Combat Stilettos: Wears some pretty tall heels as part of her ninja outfit in the manga, although the anime has them toned down.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • Whereas Sasuke was antisocial and tended to dismiss people who tried to get close, Sarada is polite and quite sociable, although a little reserved. Their motivations are also different: Sasuke was motivated to avenge his family, while Sarada is motivated to discover her own family.
    • In regards to her mother, both of them are kunoichis who specialize in using precise chakra for Super Strength. However, while Sakura started off as The Load before becoming an Action Survivor and then an Action Girl in the manga but kept Zig Zagging in and out of Faux Action Girl, and in the anime alternated between being nice and being incredibly mean to Naruto and had a crush on Sasuke, Sarada starts off as a full-on warrior with zero interest in boys so far and, while she and Boruto may argue, they clearly have a grudging respect for one another.
  • Cultured Warrior: Is very well read and enjoys books regarding history. In the movie, she's the only one who read all the books in the book series and it helped her team to get pass the first round.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Has black hair blackish eyes, traits she inherited from her father while she has her mother's face and eye shape.
  • Cute Bruiser: She may be cute, but she can knock you out. She's also physically the strongest in Team Konohamaru and of the New Era ninja, as her strength stat is a whopping 160.
  • The Cutie: She was this as a tot. Her smile is something she definitely got from Sakura since Sasuke doesn't smile much.
  • Daddy DNA Test: She resorts to this in her desire to know who her real birth mother is. Suigetsu procures for her a sample of DNA, which is supposedly Karin's, for the test, and it comes up a match. Turns out it was her own umbilical cord Sarada had matched with. Karin, who had been the midwife, had held onto it.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Gets this as part of her new outfit in chapter 11 of the manga.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sarada's sense of humor matches her cynical demeanor.
  • Death Glare: When Naruto suggests they head out to rescue Sakura after Sarada sees evidence she isn't her real mother, she shoots him a livid glare accentuated by her Sharingan and snaps that she has no reason to go save someone who isn't even her mother and that she doesn't care about the people who've lied to her for her whole life.
  • Declaration of Protection: After realizing the love she has for her mother deep down, she mentally declares that she will protect Sakura as she protects her from Shin Uchiha by showing off her inherited chakra control.
  • Deuteragonist: Of the Boruto franchise.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • She finally meets her father after most of her life not seeing him... only for Sasuke to assume she's an enemy thanks to her having unwittingly awakened her Sharingan.
    • When Sarada argues with Naruto, her rant parallels her father's words when he defected from the village. Naruto takes note of this and is able to successfully convince her to not follow in her father's footsteps.
  • Dude Magnet: It is stated that Sarada is popular among her male classmates, just like how Sasuke was a Chick Magnet when he was her age.
  • Family of Choice: Naruto helps her realize that what really matters is the connection between people. Sakura may not be related to Sarada by blood, but for all intents and purposes, she is her mother, and Sarada wants to save her. While the revelation that she's actually Sakura's daughter is proven, it still helps Sarada realize to love her family.
  • Fat and Skinny: She is lithe and agile compared to the strong, chubby Chocho.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Fills the spot as the Fighter for her team. In terms of Taijutsu, Sarada is physically the strongest, but while being very intelligent, is more focused on raw power compared to her teammates. Sarada also has less showings in Ninjutsu than Boruto, and Mutsuki is much more crafty in battle.
  • Force and Finesse: The Super Strength Force to Boruto's graceful Gentle Fist style Finesse.
  • Forehead of Doom: She has inherited her mother's, which is one of the clues to her identity in the start of the epilogue.
  • Generation Xerox:
    • Like her father, Sasuke:
      • Like Sasuke who resembles his mother, Sarada resembles her mother. Their hairstyles are also similar with both Sakura and Sarada's bangs parting towards the left.
      • Like Sasuke, she has an affinity for using weapons, particularly Shuriken and blades.
      • She had expressed her want to leaving the village in a fit of anger and frustration like Sasuke, but the difference was that Naruto managed to convince her not to.
      • Sarada also wears her headband on her forehead, much like how Sasuke did in Part I.
    • Like her mother, Sakura:
      • She has an affinity for red clothing that is styled similarly to her mother's Qipao.
      • She also uses her fists for her fighting style.
  • Goal in Life: After Naruto Gaiden, Sarada now aspires to becoming Hokage.
  • Heroic BSoD: The results of the DNA test left her utterly depressed and furious to the point where she refused to help save Sakura and seemed ready to follow in her father's footsteps by abandoning the village. Fortunately for her, Naruto manages to snap her out of it.
  • Heroic Lineage:
    • She is the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, the descendant and reincarnation of Indra Ōtsutsuki and the Leaf's most skilled medic, respectively.
    • Much like her uncle, Itachi Uchiha, Sarada is very loyal to the village and is a firm believer in the Will of Fire, making her one of the few members of the Uchiha clan to not fall victimized to the Curse of Hatred.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Naruto is Sarada's idol and a large motivation for entering the Chunin Exams since as a rookie it is a chance to showcase her skills in front of him. Sasuke muses that by following Naruto, Sarada will avoid all the mistakes her father had committed.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Has a close relationship with Chocho Akimichi.
  • Hot-Blooded: Sarada, like her mother, has a wicked temper although she is more liable to lash out verbally rather then physically. It also isn't exaggerated in the anime the way Sakura's was.
  • Iconic Outfit: Her genin outfit from Naruto Gaiden, which is also seen in Boruto: Naruto The Movie as well as from episode 20 onwards in the Boruto anime, counts as this for her.
  • Irony:
    • Sarada is nearsighted when her Sharingan is not active, requiring corrective lenses.
    • One that crosses over with Boruto is that, by the end of Gaiden, their motivations are more or less opposite to that of their fathers'. Sarada declares that she will one day become Hokage, whereas Boruto has no interest in becoming Hokage and wants to surpass his father instead. This becomes doubly ironic when you consider that, because of this, Sarada and Boruto's desires are more similar to Naruto and Sasuke, respectively, rather than to their own fathers (though without a lot of the drama and tragedy that those two had to go through).
  • It's All About Me: Considering her father's family as a baseline she can definitely be counted as an Aversion, even after awakening her Sharingan.
  • Kiai: Sarada likes to hand out her super punches while screaming out her mother's Catchphrase "SHANNARO!"
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Sarada comes across as deeply bitter and cynical for her age, likely as a result of her confusing-at-best family situation. That being said, she also comes across as much friendlier and more likeable than her father was at her age, so it evens out.
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  • The Leader: Of her team. Most of all, due to Naruto's influence as Hokage helping her though her troubled youth without her actual father in her life. Boruto later considers her a worthy future Hokage candidate, something her father could not have achieved. With her as a future leader, the Uchiha's dark reputation became clearer.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: While Sarada has a number of differences with her parents, she did gain a few of their character traits.
    • Sarada and Sasuke — Like her father, she is generally aloof and reluctant to acknowledge certain people unless she thinks that they deserve it. She also, like her father, has critical thinking habits, showing a keen and analytical mind, which aids her in battle to better read an enemy's attack.
    • Sarada and Sakura — She has a similar fierce temper and recklessness like her mother, as well as her mother's studiousness. Like her mother, she can analyze an enemy's attack on the battlefield.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: She physically and emotionally looks like a mini female Sasuke, complete with Sharingan. By the end of Naruto Gaiden, she's acting more like Sasuke did before the Uchiha massacre, reservedly cheerful. However, this trope is partially Subverted in that Naruto Gaiden focuses on Sarada's relationship with both of her parents and the significant power-up she gains isn't Sharingan but is instead her mother's Super Strength.
  • Little Miss Badass: Chapter 9 of the Naruto Gaiden miniseries shows this perfectly when she uses her Sharingan and Super Strength powers in tandem to first kill the teleporting eye creature and then to bury a large number of Shin Jrs.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Part of her issues with her Disappeared Dad is that she knows her father isn't around, but she doesn't know why. Her desire to know leads her make her own assumptions, and take drastic measures in finding out, with tragic results.
  • Luminescent Blush: Gives one as a reaction to Boruto's Declaration of Protection to her in Boruto the Movie.
  • Magical Eye: She inherited the Sharingan from her father which has the powers of Aura Vision, True Sight, Hypnotic Eyes, Power Copying and Combat Clairvoyance.
  • Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Inverted. Chapter 1 of Naruto Gaiden shows us Sarada finding out about Karin. With Sakura unable to answer even basic questions about Sasuke and Shizune either unable or unwilling to answer any questions about Sarada's birth, she's naturally starting to second-guess her relation to Sakura. Despite the story teasing that she's not Sakura's daughter, she is proven to be Sakura's legitimate daughter in the end.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name does NOT mean 'salad'. Instead, her name is derived from Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, which is an insight to her intelligence.
  • Meganekko: Her specs give off this impression. Although she's distinctly more hot headed and outspoken than the typical example, Sarada still has her sweeter moments that help put her in this category.
  • Me's a Crowd: She copied Boruto's Shadow Clone jutsu with her Sharingan in the anime, but finds it too exhausting to use with her sharingan.
  • Morality Pet: She is the exception to her father's aloof and grim tendencies. Sasuke seems to enjoy spending time with her. Sasuke once went out of his way just to express his affection for her.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Doesn't get why everyone's so gung-ho about being a ninja, and she doesn't really care to be one either. After traveling with Naruto, she wants to become a great Hokage like him.
  • Nerd Glasses: Sarada wears thick rimmed glasses that give her a bookish look. In her introduction in the final chapter of Naruto her nerdy outfit and glasses helped hide her identity until her scene with her mother.
  • Nice Girl: Unlike both of her parents, Sarada has good manners in her childhood. She is never over-confident nor is she obsessed with boys; instead, she is modest and treats her classmates nicely.
  • Not So Different: Even though she says that what Boruto does is stupid, she considers that they're similar.
  • The Ojou: An interesting case. Sarada is the sole living scion as well as the heiress to the now nearly extinct but still very much prestigious Uchiha clan which is one of Konohagakure's four noble clans. She is a child version of a Proper Lady and has shades of being a Yamato Nadeshiko. While she does her chores on her own, the current Uchiha residence, both the one destroyed by Sakura and the one rebuilt afterwards, while not a Big Fancy House, is still quite large and spacious with a large yard and garden. She is treated normally by her friends and classmates though there are instances such as a throwaway comment by Chocho as her being stuck-up due to being an Uchiha in the Gaiden manga while Shikadai refers to her as 'Sarada-sama' once in the anime. Interestingly, it is her enemies who are treat her as being a naive ojou more than her peers, notably Buntan Kurosuki.
  • Playing with Fire: Sarada uses her clan's signature jutsu — Fire Style: Fireball Jutsu. As expected, Sasuke taught it to her.
  • Protectorate: To Boruto. In Boruto: Naruto the Movie, Boruto states that he will support her dream to be Hokage and he will protect her no matter what.
  • Qipao: She wears a Chinese style martial arts top similar to Sakura's after becoming a ninja.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Sharingan turns her irises red. Naruto assumes she awakened them due to believing Sakura wasn't her birth mother.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears red and she's the heroine for Naruto Gaiden; Sarada wears a red sleeveless qipao shirt.
  • The Rival:
    • To Boruto, just like their fathers were for each other. But unlike their respective parents in their youth, she and Boruto are on more friendly terms.
    • In a way, Konohamaru. After episode 24 of the anime, they compete to be the Eighth Hokage.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Flashes these on occasion, usually after witnessing one of Boruto's shenanigans.
  • Security Cling: She holds on to Naruto's jacket when Shins Sr and Jr attack the tower, looking terrified.
  • She's Got Legs: In the manga, Sarada's Dangerously Short Skirt and high heels accentuate her legs for fanservice.
  • Ship Tease: She and Boruto have a bit going on throughout the series. It's heavily implied that she has a crush on him, and her teasing and frictions with him are born out of her wanting to keep him in check and out of trouble.
  • Shock and Awe:
    • In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, her Ultimate Jutsu combines her father's Chidori with her mother's Chakra Enhanced Strength.
    • In the anime's Field Trip arc, it's revealed that some of the first jutsu she copied using her Sharingan, outside of Boruto's shadow clone jutsu, are lightning release jutsu from Buntan.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Don't be fooled by her stylish bookworm persona. She is not afraid to take on mentally unhinged and bloodthirsty opponents to protect her loved ones.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: She wears a sleeveless qipao shirt, similar to what her mother Sakura wore in Part II.
  • Snooping Little Kid: She follows Naruto with the intention of being led to her father, but Naruto was aware that she was trailing him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She's shown stalking Boruto throughout the epilogue of the Naruto manga. It's made clear in the Boruto movie and novelization that she has a crush on him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks a lot like a female Sasuke, but her facial features and eye shape are very similar to Sakura's. Her personality is a mixture of theirs but with her own individuality added.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Sarada comes across as very serious, cynical and snarky (reasonably so, given her dysfunctional family), but also friendly and compassionate.
  • Super Strength: At an unspecified point in time, Sakura started to train Sarada in the art of refined chakra control. Like her mother, she was adept at this, which allows her to use chakra-enhanced strength to devastating effects. She was able to single-handedly defeat dozens of Shin clones with a single punch, decimating the area in the process.
  • Tagalong Kid: After she follows Naruto out of the village and is attacked by Shin, he allows her to come along so that she can meet her father. He also feels she'd be safer with him than if he sent her back, now that she's being targeted.
  • Tears of Joy: When finally meeting her father, she cries with happiness. Upon receiving his Death Glare however, it turns into Tears of Fear.
  • Tell Me About My Father:
    • Invoked nearly word for word during the Gaiden chapter. She asks Sakura this, starting from whether he wore glasses to asking why she has never seen him. When she starts asking whether she is really her daughter, this angers Sakura, who punches the ground in the process. However after seeing Sarada in tears, Sakura understands that she is simply starved for a father's affection so she tells her the importance of what he is doing, and assuring her that he will be back.
    • Naruto proves to be more forthcoming in this regard, though he's still glossing over Sasuke's past. The fact that Naruto does even that much leaves her immensely happy and driven to see him... until she says that he has trouble recognizing her.
  • To Be a Master: Sarada takes up Naruto's old standard at the end of Naruto Gaiden: To become Hokage.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Naruto Gaiden starts with Sarada questioning why there are such things as ninjas in the first place and has little interest in it. By the end, her new goal is to become Hokage.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In short order, Sarada begins doubting Sakura is her real mother, finds evidence that is the case, but no-one will talk to her about it. She goes looking for her father, whom she's never met, and is attacked by a strange boy with a Sharingan. When she finally meets her father, he nearly kills her thinking she's an enemy and then coldly dismisses her questions. She then watches Sakura get abducted by the bad guys, then finds evidence that she's not even her real birth mother. When Naruto suggests they go save her mother, Sarada rounds on him with her Sharingan activated and snaps that Sakura isn't her mother and she has no reason to care about people who lied to her whole life. However, Naruto manages to calm her down and keep her from following in her father's footsteps. In the end, she learns that Sakura was her real mother after all, recovers, forms a better bond with her family, and becomes a happier person.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Averted. Unlike most Uchiha, who awaken their Sharingan through survival instinct, rage, or a traumatic experience, Sarada activates her Sharingan for the first time out of joy and excitement when she is finally going to meet her father. Naruto assumes she awakened them due to believing Sakura wasn't her birth mother.
  • True Sight: Her Sharingan allows her to see through and break out of visual illusions.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Naruto takes note of how much Sarada resembles Sasuke and jokes that it would become uncanny if she awakened the Sharingan. When he thinks she's done so after learning of her "true" parentage, he talks her down from unwittingly following in her father's footsteps by abandoning the village out of anger.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Due to not seeing her father in several years and seeing all her peers enjoying time with their fathers, Sarada has craved for her father's affection her entire life and was able to awaken her Sharingan due to her anticipation of meeting him.
  • When She Smiles: Despite being cynical and snarky, Sarada has shown to have very heartwarming and adorable smiles. This is another trait that her father didn't have at her age after the Uchiha Massacre.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Of the prim-and-proper and polite variety.

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