Kakashi Hatake, one of the most beloved characters from the Naruto series, is known for his impressive skill set and his iconic Sharingan eye. However, how he acquired this powerful dojutsu has remained a mystery to many fans
In this article, we will delve into the backstory of Kakashi’s Sharingan, exploring the events that led to him awakening the eye, and the impact it had on his life and abilities as a ninja.
From his early days as a member of Team Minato to his struggles as a solo ninja, we will uncover the fascinating history behind Kakashi’s Sharingan and the pivotal role it played in his journey as a shinobi.
How Did Kakashi Get His Sharingan?
Kakashi Hatake got his Sharingan from his friend Obito Uchiha in Episode 120 of Naruto Shippuden. Kakashi lost his left eye a long time ago and Obito offered him his eye as a replacement.
During a mission, Obito suffered fatal injuries, and whilst dying he offered his chakra and Sharingan to Kakashi.
Keep reading to find out if Kakashi loses his Sharingan, what powers it gives him, and other common fan FAQs.
How Did Kakashi Get Sharingan In Both Eyes?
Kakashi got Sharingan in both eyes during the fourth ninja war, in Episode #473, titled “The Sharingan Revived” of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden.
After Obito sacrificed himself to save Naruto and Sasuke, he used Kamui to transfer his chakra into Kakashi. Obito’s chakra made it possible for Kakashi to possess Sharingan in both eyes.
Before dying, Obito temporarily gave 2 Mangekyo Sharingan to Kakashi as a gift for getting promoted to Jonin. Obito then shared how he wanted to see Kakashi become a Hokage.
Also read: Learn when Kakashi becomes Hokage!
How Did Kakashi Lose His Sharingan?
Madara Uchiha stole Kakashi’s Sharingan during the fourth ninja war. At that time, Kakashi only had one Sharingan, which he got from Obito back when he got crushed by the boulder in Episode #120.
Madara stole the Sharingan to use Kamui and enter the Kamui dimension, where Obito was. He wanted to retrieve the Rinnegan from Obito and increase his power. Afterward, Naruto used the power of Sage of Six Paths to heal Kakashi and create another eye for him.
Why Can’t Kakashi Turn Off His Sharingan?
Kakashi can’t turn off his Sharingan because it belongs to Obito and not him. Most believe only an Uchiha is capable of activating and deactivating the Sharingan. Kakashi is not an Uchiha, and that’s why he can’t turn it off.
Some believe that Kakashi is unable to deactivate the Sharingan due to how it was attached to his eye socket.
Obito, before dying, brutally removed the eye from his eye socket, badly damaging the nerves. This affected the reattachment process, making it difficult for Kakashi to have full control of the eye.
Did The Sharingan Make Kakashi Weaker?
No, the Sharingan did not make Kakashi weaker, but actually offered him a diverse set of abilities. Furthermore, Sharingan is the reason why Kakashi is called the copy ninja in the first place and makes him as powerful as he is. The eye allowed him to learn a vast range of Jutsus, which he would be unable to do so without the Sharingan.
Some believe that the Sharingan did weaken Kakashi a little. Kakashi cannot deactivate the Sharingan, which drains his chakra and can be problematic in longer fights.
Nevertheless, Kakashi is an incredibly talented and powerful ninja with or without the Sharingan, and he has proved that on multiple occasions.
Why Is Kakashi Called The Copy Ninja?
Kakashi Hatake is popularly known as the “Copy Ninja” as he has copied and mastered over 1000 Jutsu in the Naruto universe. The Jonin-level Shinobi is one of the strongest ninjas in the Leaf Village and is also the leader of Team 7.
Kakashi has the nickname of copy ninja as he can copy any ninjutsu used in front of him using Sharingan. The ability allowed him to have a vast skill set, further increasing his powers. However, even without the Sharingan, Kakashi is extremely talented and can master any Jutsu easily.
Is Kakashi An Uchiha?
No, Kakashi Hatake is not an Uchiha. In fact, he is in no way directly related to the Uchiha clan. Kakashi got his Sharingan, which is an Uchiha-specific ability, from his friend and teammate, Obito Uchiha.
Why Does Kakashi Cover His Left Eye?
Kakashi covers his left eye due to the Sharingan he possesses. The Sharingan uses a huge amount of chakra and can drain the user completely if kept on for longer periods. Since Kakashi cannot deactivate it, he covers his eye to minimize the usage as much as he can.
Covering the eye can limit Sharingan’s use, preventing it from tracking every object in the environment. Kakashi also uses this method to prevent the extra drainage of chakra. However, Kakashi’s Sharingan is always on, using up some amount of his chakra.
Who Has Seen Kakashi’s Face?
Almost everyone in the Leaf Village has seen Kakashi’s face, but they didn’t realize it was him. The copy ninja was in a disguise, making it hard for people to realize it was him. Kakashi’s face reveal took place in Episode #469 of the anime Naruto: Shippuden.
Additionally, Kakashi’s face reveal episode is a filler episode when the team seven members pursue him. Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura try various pranks on him just to get a glimpse of his face.
What’s more, in the entire series of Naruto, the biggest mystery was Kakashi’s face. His face reveal took the entire Naruto Fandom by storm, having a massive impact on the fans. Furthermore, it created so much excitement that everyone is still talking about his face reveal.
Who Has The Strongest Sharingan?
Sasuke Uchiha has the strongest Sharingan and possesses the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. The Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan is the strongest form of the ability, and it never goes blind whatsoever.
The Sharingan allows him to use Amaterasu, a black flame capable of burning for seven days straight. The black flame is horrifyingly powerful and is as hot as the sun, burning its target to the ashes. Additionally, despite being an incredibly powerful ability, the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan does not harm its user.