The Sharingan is the ocular jutsu of the Uchiha Clan. It grants the user a large array of ocular powers, which culminates with it's awakening of the Kaleidoscope Sharingan, Rinnegan , and lastly, Tsuki no me (Moon's eye). 


The Sharingan was an ocular jutsu and bloodline trait of the Uchiha clan. According to Tobirama Senju, Sharingan is said to be awakened by an Uchiha's hatred, which naturally occurs when their bond with a special person is threatened.[1] It is called a "special condition", triggered by a special chakra in the Uchiha's brain that reacts with their optic nerves. The Sharingan is thus a phenomenon that reflects the heart.[2]The stronger these feelings are, the stronger the Sharingan becomes.[3] This ultimately culminates in the awakening of the Kaleidoscope Sharingan.[4]

In their warring days, the Uchiha were famous for their all-seeing ocular powers, unparalleled chakra, and Fire-style jutsu, to dye the battlefields in crimson with flames. With their overwhelming, distinguished ocular jutsu, the Uchiha subdued shinobi groups one after the other.[5]

Abilities Edit

The Sharingan principally has the power to read and defeat all sorts of Ninjutsu, Taijutsu, and Genjutsu.[6] It is able to perceive chakra in various colors, allowing the user to see otherwise hidden obstacles.[7]

It has an ability to read movements, allowing the user to later imitate these movements, which include taijutsu or weaving signs.[8][9] The user can easily counter an opponent's movements thanks to this ability[10], which later culminates in being able to even see movements ahead of time.[11], or even execute an apponent's jutsu at the same time or even before the opponent themselves can.[12][13] The most famous user of this ability to copy movements, particularly ninjutsu, is Kakashi Hatake, who has copied over 1,000 jutsu.[14]

Although the Sharingan can copy weaving signs and other body movements, the user still needs to be physically capable to perform the ninjutsu or taijutsu they copied.[15] For this reason, the Sharingan does not allow it's user to use techniques that require a specific genetic trait.[16]

The Sharingan has an ability called the Saimingan, which is it's ability that allows it to cast ocular genjutsu, a form of sight-based hypnosis. It is from this ability that it's ocular genjutsu such as Tsukuyomi are born.[17] This hypnosis can cause a wide range of effects.[18][19][20][21]

The Sharingan has the ability to allow it's original owner to see the images of their Sharingan if it is implanted in another shinobi.[22] Gaining this ability may require the original owner to possess Senju dna.[23]

Lastly, the Sharingan can awaken additional ocular powers, such as the Kaleidoscope Sharingan, Rinnegan, and Tsuki no me (Moon's eye).[24]

Ocular jutsu Edit

Users Edit


  1. Naruto chapter 619, page 17
  2. Naruto chapter 619, page 17
  3. Naruto chapter 619, page 18
  4. Naruto chapter 619, page 19
  5. Naruto Databook 3 page 194
  6. Naruto chapter 12, page 5
  7. Naruto chapter 360, page 14
  8. Naruto chapter 360, page 14
  9. Naruto chapter 68, page 13
  10. Naruto chapter 596, page 11
  11. Naruto chapter 230, page 8
  12. Naruto chapter 15, pages 14-15
  13. Naruto chapter 587, page 11
  14. Naruto chapter 12, page 6
  15. Naruto chapter 68, page 13
  16. Naruto chapter 316, page 8
  17. Naruto Databook 2, page 252
  18. Naruto chapter 456, page 8
  19. Naruto chapter 345, page 8
  20. Naruto chapter 540, page 14
  21. Naruto chapter 588, page 8
  22. Naruto chapter 604, pages 16-18
  23. Naruto chapter 604, page 14
  24. Naruto chapter 257, page 7