All Mangekyou Sharingan Abilities Explained

The Uchiha clan has always been among the most powerful clans in Narutoverse. 

Since Sasuke first demonstrated his Sharingan until the point that he reached his Rinnegan we’ve watched Sasuke, as well as other Uchihas, demonstrate various powers that are connected to their Sharingan. 

Yet, there are numerous questions about Sharingan and its powers that come up at times. 

There are many theories that surround these issues. 

We will disprove the myths that are false and provide facts and information about Sharingan and in particular the capabilities to Mangekyou Sharingan!

To begin, let’s look at the basics.

What is Sharingan?

Sharingan refers to the Kekkei Genkai dojutsu belonging to the Uchiha clan

Uchiha’s descend from the Sage of the Six Paths. 

The Uchiha’s eyes Jutsu is a slang form of Rinne Sharingan from Kaguya Otsutsuki

Her grandchild Indra is the very first person to have the Sharingan.

The fundamental three Tomoe Sharingan manifests when under stress or in the presence of positive shock. 

The ability and the person’s mental state, he/she can manifest with all 3 tomoes, or just two or one tomoe. 

It is believed that the human brain releases a specific kind of energy to optic nerves. Then, it transforms a normal eye into a Sharingan.

The basic Sharingan gives users two advantages. These are:

Eye of Insight

The user can see the chakra and gives it color to distinguish it from its structure and its source. 

It can detect chakra through certain obstacles and identify issues in chakra flow, for instance, the ones caused by Genjutsu.

The user also gets incredible clarity of their vision which allows them to be able to read lips, or even mimic the hand gestures of copying to copy the word jutsus. Also, it grants motion vision.

Eye of Hypnotism

The user is granted the ability to use Genjutsu. The powers are activated whenever someone makes eye contact with the Sharingan user. 

This allows them to place the target in a genjutsu to collect essential information or provide specific instructions on how to behave. 

In extreme situations, the Sharingan user is able to take full control over the body of their target and force them to perform exactly what they wish.

Mangekyou Sharingan is activated when a user is experiencing extreme emotions, whether happy or sad. 

But, it’s generally believed to be sad or sad feelings.

This is why the clan practiced rituals of killing their most trusted family members and loved ones to obtain Mangekyou.

What does sharingan do?

Sharingan’s original version lets you, According to Sasuke, “See-through all kinds of Ninjutsu, Taijutsu, and Genjutsu.” 

I’m guessing this means it allows you to read hands, observe taijutsu’s movements and overcome Genjutsu. 

Zabuza adds that the Sharingan lets the user remember any movement it observes which includes hand signals. 

There is also evidence that it is able to perform Genjutsu using a hypnotic affect.

It was initially just a way to give the user a greater understanding of movement, and the ability to mimic someone’s movement. 

It was later revealed that there’s an elevated level of Sharingan referred to as The Mangekyou Sharingan which Itachi showed to us. 

The 2nd level of Sharingan can be used to create hax-based moves that you’d otherwise believe have no reason to be created by the eyes that are only there to improve the user’s vision; aside from maybe Tsukuyomi. 

Later, Itachi mentioned that there was the third and final Sharingan which stops the user from becoming blind and also grants an undiscovered fourth method that is made of hax.

Why Every Mangekyou Sharingan Abilities Different?

Why Every Mangekyou Sharingan Abilities Different?

The capabilities of Mangekyou Sharingan depend on the user’s mental state. 

So each Mangekyou Sharingan is distinctive and comes with various capabilities. 

Let’s take a look at the diverse capabilities of Mangekyou Sharingan as displayed by the most impressive Uchiha Clan members. 

Helping us understand the different abilities of each and gain more understanding.

Obito Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Abilities

Obito Uchiha’s Mangekyou

When Obito unlocked his Mangekyou Sharingan Obito was able to see Rin being killed by his most trusted friend. 

In the situation, he was not fast enough to prevent this from happening. 

Therefore, his most intense desire caused him to curse himself for his lack of speed and, if he had been fast, he would have saved her. 

Then, he was convinced that there’s nothing worthwhile to live for in this world if she’s not alive. 

This led to Mangekyou developing a space-time-based ability called ninjutsu. 

He is able to teleport himself and others from one location to another, without limitations on distance. 

Additionally, he created a new dimension, which is dark, and there’s nothing in the dimension. 

The same as the one that he envisioned, a place in which there’s nothing without her. This is the capability that Obito gained access to.

Shisui Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Abilities

Shisui Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan

After he deactivated his Mangekyou. Shisui wanted to alter the hearts of all members of the Uchiha clan in order to end the conspiracies. 

This resulted in him acquiring an ability that was based on genjutsu.

The desire to alter hearts was so powerful that his Mangekyou power is to date the strongest Genjutsu. 

It was able to change people’s hearts who were in front of him, without making eye contact. 

In addition, it was able to change the heart of anyone around him. Kotoamatsukami had a power of genjutsu that was of an extent that could overturn powerful jutsus like an impure world revival.

It could force anyone into a genjutsu that is impossible to break, and could enforce complete obedience. 

The Mangekyou can also be programmed to target specific individuals or even patterns. 

In fact, Shisui was only looking to alter the hearts of his clansmen only when his Mangekyou was cool down for a time which was 10 years. 

This is a curse rather than a blessing with such a powerful power.

Without this cooldown, Shisui could have become the Lelouch of the Naruto world with no drawbacks due to Lelouchs’ Geass.

Itachi Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Abilities

Itachi Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan

A child prodigy as well as a peace-loving person, Itachi unlocked his Mangekyou after his friend was killed just in front of him. 

His goal then was to dominate the world, make it his own, and eliminate anyone who stood against his way to defend Konoha.

This resulted in him acquiring two powers, Tsukuyomi as well as Amaterasu. 

Tsukuyomi is a genjutsu by which Itachi could influence the mind of others by making them believe that they are in a different realm. 

In this universe, Itachi controls everything. He can make a few minutes within the actual world seem like days with his Tsukuyomi. 

In those moments, he could attack his adversaries or destroy them by burning their brains beyond repair. 

This was the method he used against Kakashi along with Sasuke. Only Tsunade Senju has the ability to reverse the psychological scars caused by Tsukuyomi.

The second is Amaterasu Black fire that destroys everything and anything, and cannot be slowed down by anything. 

It is only sealed or transported to a different dimension. It will continue to burn until the target is turned to ash.

Sasuke Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan Abilities

Sasuke Uchiha’s Mangekyou Sharingan

Sasuke also displayed the same powers as his brother Itachi but with only a few improvements and reductions. 

Because Sasuke did not care about the opinions of others about him, he simply was determined to get revenge on the people who had wronged his brother. 

So, the Mangekyou powers are a reflection of his feelings. Like his, Tsukuyomi was quite different from Itachi’s which could not change reality in the same way that Itachi could. 

His Amaterasu, however, was upgraded higher than Itachis’. 

Sasuke was able to control the flames of his Amaterasu in contrast to Itachi and could use the Amaterasu as an offensive and defense. 

They could also be used as a complement to his other attacks, and turn off them at any time. 

As destruction was his sole objective. His sole destructive power i.e the Amaterasu ability was improved to the point that Itachi could do it.

There were a variety of other people who possessed Mangekyou however their powers aren’t described either in manga or anime. Users such as Fugaku, Izuna etc.

Who has the Strongest Sharingan?

Without a doubt, the most powerful Uchiha ever, Sasuke gained the Mangekyo Sharingan following the demise of Itachi Uchiha. 

His eyes provided him with the ability of Amaterasu and the power of Flame Control.

Additionally, Sasuke also gained the ability to utilize full-body Susanoo which makes him extremely strong. 

As time passed his left eye developed into the shape of a Rinnegan and gave his ultimate strength in the process.

Why Susanoo Abilities Are Different For Each User and Different Colors?

Susanoo Abilities

Based on the above information It is evident that the most profound desires as well as the mental state of the user while opening the Mangekyou are essential for the manifestation capabilities. 

This further explains how the mangekyou power of Susanoo is distinct to each user. 

The appearance and style of Susanoo depend on the mindset of the user. 

Susanoo which was part of Itachi as well as Shisui were vibrant in color since they were decent people with deep values and wanted to do the best for everyone. 

While Sasuke, Madara, Obito had dark and devilish-looking Susanoo. 

Susanoo’s abilities also reflect the similarity to Mangekyou’s abilities or the most fervent desires of the user. 

Similar to Itachi’s Susanoo was the ultimate defense and offensive i.e Yata Mirror and sword of Totsuka and the sword of Totsuka. 

This showed that although Itachi might kill him, his primary goal was to defend his siblings’ Susanoo carried a bow capable of firing volleys of arrows constructed of Amaterasu flames. 

Hence, denoting his love for destruction. This is the reason why every skill of Mangekyou is distinctive. 

This leads us to ask a few additional questions like do Sasuke and Madara utilize their Mangekyou powers even while using Rinnegan? 

Do Uchiha users benefit from Mangekyou abilities that are not related to Uchiha members? 

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