Most of its members were massacred by Sasuke's older brother, Itachi Uchiha , before the series began, leaving Sasuke one of the few living. Despite becoming empathetic toward his teammates Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno , Sasuke's feelings of powerlessness force him to abandon his friends and his home in his quest to become stronger, and to find Orochimaru. Sasuke appears in several of the series' animated feature films and related media, including video games , original video animations OVAs , and Boruto: Naruto the Movie and its manga sequel , Boruto: Naruto Next Generations , in which he is depicted as a vigilante supporting his village and a mentor to Naruto's son Boruto Uzumaki. Kishimoto conceived Sasuke as a rival of the series' title character Naruto Uzumaki. Despite Sasuke's dark character development later in the story, Kishimoto avoided portraying him as a villain; he found designing the character challenging and had difficulty creating a suitable look for him. Nonetheless, Kishimoto has grown to enjoy drawing him. Sasuke's character has received mixed responses from anime and manga publications.
After his older brother, Itachi , slaughtered their clan , Sasuke made it his mission in life to avenge them by killing Itachi. He is added to Team 7 upon becoming a ninja and, through competition with his rival and best friend, Naruto Uzumaki , Sasuke starts developing his skills. Dissatisfied with his progress, he defects from Konoha so that he can acquire the strength needed to exact his revenge.
Because the Naruto timeline spans from Naruto's childhood into his adulthood, many characters had time to develop in both maturity and ninja skill. Naruto himself went from being an underdog and failure to one of the most respected ninjas of all time. Likewise, Naruto's closest friend and rival, Sasuke also underwent some major changes throughout the course of the story. In fact, Sasuke's glow up was quite possibly the most drastic amongst all the characters in the series due to his complexities and struggles with the darkness inside him. While he might have maintained his edgy vibe, it's no secret that Sasuke is a changed man from who he was at the very beginning.
Top 25 Strongest Naruto Characters. Hide Ads Login Sign Up. Sasuke Uchiha Edit Character Information. Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites. Details Featured Pictures Clubs. Sasuke Uchiha. Missing Nin [II]. Rinnegan awakening and Sage of the six path powers. Konoha and its upper echelons part II. Sasuke, even though claiming to be emotionless, wouldn't kill unless it was necessary until Madara Uchiha twisted his personality even further by telling him that his brother, Itachi, after he had killed him, was ordered to kill their clan and suffer for the sake of the village.