Itachi Uchiha (うちはイタチ, Uchiha Itachi) was a prodigy of Konohagakure's Uchiha clan. He became an international criminal after murdering his entire family, sparing only his younger brother, Sasuke Uchiha. He joined Akatsuki, where he comes into frequent conflict with Konoha and its ninja, including Sasuke, who seeks to avenge their family. After battling with Sasuke and losing his life to a terminal illness he had been battling prior, it's revealed that Itachi's motivations were more complicated than they seemed and that he only wanted to protect his brother and village, remaining a loyal shinobi of Konohagakure to the very end.
Itachi was the first son born to Mikoto and Fugaku Uchiha. His early childhood was marked with violence: when he was four years old the Third Shinobi World War broke out and he witnessed firsthand many of the war's casualties; shortly after the war ended the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha occurred and Itachi – his parents nowhere to be found – was left solely responsible for keeping his infant brother, Sasuke, safe. The death and destruction he experienced at such a young age traumatised Itachi and made him a pacifist. Few Years Later, After Sasuke's attack, storm clouds gather and lightning brews, allowing Sasuke to attack Itachi with Kirin. Although the hideout is destroyed, Itachi survives thanks to his Susanoo. With his Susanoo active, Itachi approaches Sasuke. Having used all his chakra to perform Kirin, Sasuke activates his Cursed Seal of Heaven and out of desperation to defeat Itachi unleashes Orochimaru. Orochimaru springs from Sasuke's body using the Eight Branches Technique and states his intentions to take finally take Sasuke's body for his own. Itachi, having prolonged the battle in order to draw Orochimaru out, pierces him with Susanoo's Sword of Totsuka, sealing Orochimaru away and removing Sasuke's cursed seal. Itachi resumes his approach, telling Sasuke his resolution to now take his eyes, and Sasuke makes futile attempts to keep him away. Susanoo continues to protect Itachi, but it degrades as he labors near and Itachi starts coughing up blood. When he finally reaches Sasuke, Itachi appears to grab for his eyes but instead only pokes his forehead. (The poke seals Amaterasu in Sasuke's eyes, set to activate against Tobi's Sharingan in order to protect Sasuke from him.) Itachi apologises to Sasuke and says this is the end before succumbing to his disease and falling dead.
Paul Gekko ArcEdit
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At some point before the defeat of the Kuro Akatsuki in the Space Fortess Ka Boa Bu, Paul Gekko of Heaven Tail discovers the secret of the Edo Tensei in the Secret Chamber about the Akatsuki of Naruto Shippuden Series upon the Stone Tablet. Sei mentions Itachi was the Spiritual calm Shinobi that protects Sasuke Uchiha and the Hidden Leaf Village.
- Fugaku Uchiha- Father (Deceased)
- Mikoto Uchiha- Mother (Deceased)
- Sasuke Uchiha- Brother
- Sarada Uchiha- Niece
- I Uchiha- Descendant