Name: Obito Uchiha Nickname: Tobi Gender: Male Age: 14 Past / ~30 Present Clan: Uchiha
As a child, Obito had short, spiky, black hair and black eyes. He wore a long sleeved blue uniform with metal plating on the part that reached the back of his hands, as well as a blue jacket with an orange collar and trimmings. The jacket was fastened to the rest of the outfit by two buttons on the collar, and has the Uchiha clan crest at the back. He also wore a white belt, shinobi sandals, the standard Konoha
, and a pair of
goggles with orange lens
connected to ear protectors. After he was retrieved from Kusagakure, Madara replaced his destroyed right side with artificial substance from
Hashirama's living clone
. The right side of his face still remains heavily scarred. During his rehabilitation, Obito grew his hair out. He eventually cut it back down to the short length as in his childhood some time before the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha. During his meetings with Itachi and Kisame respectively, Obito was seen with long hair yet again, but he later cut it back to its usual style permanently.
As Tobi, Obito created an orange mask with spiral-pattern that only shows his right eye, a reminiscence of when
encased him. Under his Akatsuki cloak, he wears a black long-sleeve top that also covers his neck and chin, a pair of black gloves, and a pair of dark-coloured pants along with the standard Akatsuki shoes and white stirrups. On his waist, he wears a thick black belt with armour-like metal plates attached to it. He wore the same metal plates on his shoulders with a green scarf before becoming Deidara's partner. He wore blue nail polish on his fingers and toes (black in the manga). As Tobi, he wore
on his left thumb.
After he acquired the Rinnegan, Obito started wearing a new mask made of strong materials suited for the looming
Fourth Shinobi World War
. The mask was white with a purple tint that covers the entire upper-half of Obito's head with a design that resembled the
' eye, consisting of a ripple-pattern with three tomoe around the centre; two of these tomoe acted as the mask's eye-holes. He wears a pair of black pants and gloves, with a white, presumed form-fitting shirt underneath. Over this he wears a purple, high-collared, long sleeve mantle that splits down the lower half and has the Uchiha crest on the back. Around his waist he wears a simple, light-purple obi and a belt. Strapped to his back, he carries a purple
with black trimmings and black tomoe, connected to a black chain that runs up his right sleeve.
In his youth, Obito was constantly late, which more often than not, was due to the good deeds he had stopped to do, which usually had to do with aiding the elderly. Having made it a point in his life to do so, he noted that he knew all the elderly persons in Konoha, stopped once on his way to the
to help an elderly woman carry her luggage, and even comically offered to clean Madara's nether regions when he met him. Obito was also easily moved to tears, which he always insisted was because he had gotten something in his eyes despite wearing goggles. Obito was in love with Rin; but his feelings were not mutual as Rin was attracted to Kakashi instead. Obito was frustrated by this, and envied Kakashi's prodigious skills, and so constantly sought to surpass him. Although these efforts usually ended in failure, he was able to spend time with Rin while she treated his injuries. Ultimately, Obito would never get the chance to reveal his feelings to Rin before his "death". As Kakashi noted, besides his student's rivalry with Sasuke and one-sided feelings for a female team-mate, Naruto shared other beliefs Obito had, such as his desire to become Hokage and never abandoning comrades on the battlefield. Even after "dying", Obito still cared deeply for his friends and village, and immediately wanted to return, though upon witnessing Kakashi taking Rin's life, his determination shattered, and his personality forever changed.
By the time he became an adult, after the events at Kannabi Bridge and the death of Rin, Obito's personality changed drastically as he became extremely focused, calm and serious; from his former loyalty and care that seems to be derived from the
Will of Fire
, he now claims to have inherited the Uchiha clan's
Curse of Hatred
. While frequently arrogant about his own abilities and disrespectful of those he considers as weak, he is not above giving praise to his enemies, such as his former teacher Minato for being able to wound him. He has also forsaken his dream of being Hokage and ideals of camaraderie, and ridiculed Naruto for having both attributes. This arrogance was extended towards
despite the two being former friends and team-mates, praising his speed while berating him not to open his mouth so easily. Although he expressed his reasons for not revealing his identity was due to Kakashi letting Rin die, Obito does not seem to blame Kakashi, instead blaming the "worthless reality" they both live in. Nonetheless, his love for Rin appears to be one of his defining features carried into adulthood and her death had a role in creating his current personality; he came to believe that reality is hell solely based on her death. Adult Obito also gets along well with Zetsu, which dates back to his friendship with White Zetsu when Madara saved him.
Obito has also shown an aggressive and sadistic side, a direct contrast to his youth. This was first shown when he attacked his village and held his former teacher's infant son hostage before extracting the Nine-Tails from its jinchūriki, an action that led to the deaths of Minato and Kushina. He mercilessly killed
in order to be reincarnated moments later by using Fū as a sacrifice, all for the purpose of testing Kabuto's abilities. After being outed as a fake "Madara" by Naruto, Obito displayed a more nihilistic personality, as he declared that his name was meaningless whether as "Madara", "Tobi" or "Obito", that he was and will be a nobody, and that he could not care less about who he was. He nevertheless remains fiercely committed to his
Eye of the Moon Plan
, vowing to do anything to see it completed despite his conflicting opinions, and that nothing else matters. This nature continued after his mask was destroyed, after telling Kakashi that his name was utterly meaningless to him.
When first introduced as "Tobi", Obito acted the role of the happy-go-lucky idiot, who annoyed most members of the Akatsuki, particularly
, who frequently attacked Obito in a comedic fashion.
, on the other hand, appreciated Obito's ability to brighten up a gloomy organisation such as theirs. In the anime, Obito is shown keeping up this charade even when no-one was around. Eventually, Obito discards his role as a fool after Deidara's death and used it one final time to distract the Eight Man Squad during Sasuke's battle with Itachi.
Obito is a master of manipulation, either by subtly corrupting his target's own goals, omitting parts of stories or events to his own benefit as he did with Sasuke, or by appearing to share their beliefs. This is best seen in the existence of the Akatsuki, its wildly-differing members working together because they believe the organisation furthers their own ends; in actuality they are mere tools that further Obito's agenda as noted with the case of
. He often avoids responsibility for the influence he has over others, claiming those he coerced and manipulated followed him willingly. Revealing Itachi's true history and motives with Sasuke to win his services was the first of many gambles Obito takes. Even though Sasuke does not always live up to his expectations, such as being unable to defeat
the five Kage
, Obito is nevertheless happy with his "development": his developing Sharingan and his growing isolation from all other allies. While he has threatened to kill Sasuke at times and even offered to turn him over to others, Obito remains attached to Sasuke, at least until he no longer has use for him.
Village of Birth: Konohagakure Affiliation: Akatsuki l Kirigakure
Summoning Technique (Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Kurama)
Tailed Beast Extraction Technique
Uchiha Flame Battle Encampment
Wood Release: Cutting Technique
Life as Obito
On the day that he was to become a student at the
, Obito arrived late to the opening ceremony. Believing that he had arrived too late he is relieved when Rin hands him his orientation-documents. When Obito eventually graduated at the age of 9, he was placed in a team with Rin and Kakashi under the leadership of Minato Namikaze. The team later took part in the
, where Obito arrived late for the second round in the
Forest of Death
having stopped to help an elderly woman with her baggage, leaving his team-mates waiting at the gate.
While in the forest, they were confronted by a team consisting of Might Guy, Genma Shiranui and Ebisu. Obito, wanting to impress Rin, immediately attacked the group, but as he seemingly prepared to use a
technique, he choked on the sweet the elderly woman had given him and was knocked out by Guy. In the gap between the second and third rounds of the examination, Obito trained arduously to hone his skills and expressed his pride in his clan as well as his dream to become
as their sensei had in his conversations with Rin. He was, however, eliminated in the third round when he fought Might Guy; Kakashi, by defeating Guy in turn, was able to advance to the rank of
. Some years later Obito would also achieve the rank, but this was overshadowed by Kakashi becoming a
and the subsequent surprise celebration Rin was planning for him.
Third Shinobi World War
, Kakashi was placed in charge of the team for a mission to destroy the
, which would hinder
which they had been using as an integral relief point of sorts. Before beginning the mission, the team gave gifts to Kakashi to celebrate his recent promotion to jōnin. Although Minato and Rin brought their gifts for Kakashi, Obito had forgotten. This strained the already-poor relationship between Kakashi and Obito, which Minato did his best to mend. After defeating Mahiru, Minato soon headed for the front-lines to assist Konoha's forces, leaving the team to carry out their mission alone. The three were subsequently discovered by Iwa ninja and Rin was captured.
Kakashi elected to abandon Rin, believing it was more important to finish the mission before concerning themselves with her. Obito became enraged by the idea and insisted that they focus on her rescue. Kakashi would not be convinced and Obito left to save Rin by himself, remarking that, "those who abandon their friends are worse than scum." Obito located the cave where Rin was being kept, but before he could stage an assault he was found and attacked by a
. Kakashi, having had a change of heart because of Obito's parting words, arrived in time to shield Obito from Taiseki's attack, although his left eye was badly damaged in the process. To save his team-mate, Obito awakened his
and used it to see through Taiseki's camouflage and kill him.
Obito and Kakashi entered the cave and released Rin from her restraints, prompting Kakkō to start a cave-in to trap them inside. They tried to make it for the exit but Kakashi had difficulty avoiding the falling rocks because of his damaged eye. When Obito noticed that Kakashi was about to be hit by a falling boulder, Obito pushed him out of the way and became trapped beneath the rubble in his place. With the right half of his body completely pinned, Obito knew that he could not escape. Obito accepted his fate and made an offering: to give Kakashi his left Sharingan as an apology for forgetting to get him a present earlier.
Rin performed the transplant and, once the procedure was finished, Kakashi used his new Sharingan to kill Kakkō. Iwagakure reinforcements quickly began to further constrict the rubble, forcing Kakashi and Rin to leave Obito behind after some final farewells. As the rocks tightened around him, Obito reflected that he had finally started to get along with Kakashi and that he couldn't confess to Rin that he loved her. Minato arrived soon afterwards and saved Kakashi and Rin from the Iwagakure ninja. Though believed dead, the cave in took Obito deep underground where he was somehow saved by an elderly
. Though his Sharingan was miraculously unharmed, the entire side of his body from the neck down was completely destroyed.
Coming to, mistaking Madara for the angel of death before realising he is still alive, Obito learns from his saviour that most of his body has been grafted with parts from
Hashirama's living clone
. Madara added that Obito owes him his life and will repay it in due time. But as Obito wanted to return to Konoha to aid his friends, Madara explained that he could not leave as his body needs to fully recuperate and used to its new parts. Madara preached to Obito the harsh nature of the reality they live in while formally introducing himself, Obito refused to listen, desperate to return to his village. However, due to his physical condition despite his determination to return to his friends, Obito is left with no choice but to remain with Madara. Left with
while Madara rested, Obito contemplated how long he had been in the cave as he eventually befriends the two artificial beings while undergoing strenuous rehabilitation in order to finally use his limbs.
One day, during the course of his rehabilitation, White Zetsu alerts Obito to the fact that aboveground, Kakashi and Rin were being surrounded by
shinobi. Obito attempts to break a wall to get out to help them, but only succeeds in destroying his right arm and barely cracking the wall. Seeing Obito's desire to save his friends, the spiral-patterned Zetsu attached itself to Obito to enable him to go to the surface. A grateful Obito thanked the clone as he prepared to leave. With the clone attaching himself to the living clone to access the power of the statue, Obito's augmented strength allowed him to break the boulder blocking one of the passage ways. He then expressed his gratitude to Madara, albeit proclaiming that he has no intention on returning. As they mobilise, Obito receives intel about what was happening on the battlefield, noting Minato's precarious absence.
Initially, Obito refused Spiral Zetsu's offer to fight the Kirigakure-nin in his stead, noting that Kakashi had his other Sharingan and that their combination would be better. Ignoring images of Rin that originate from his left eye socket, Obito arrives to the location identified by the clone, eventually witnessing Kakashi's hand run through Rin's chest. The sight of Rin's death caused a shocked and enraged Obito to awaken his
, slaughtering all of the Kirigakure-nin using a combination of Kamui and
. When the enemy ninja attempted to retrieve Rin's body, Obito's rage and confusion escalates further, leading him to mercilessly kill them by crushing their bodies in between giant branches. Standing in a puddle of his enemies' blood, Obito came to the conclusion that he was in hell.
Making his way to Rin's lifeless body, Obito phased through Kakashi indiscriminately. As he tried to touch Rin, initially phasing through her was well, Obito was finally able to cradle her lifeless form and vowed that he would change the fate of this reality.
Returning to Madara soon after, the events of Rin's death have traumatised Obito and shattered his resolve. Obito ultimately came to the conclusion that Madara's ideals were just. With this Obito joined forces with Madara to aid him in his
Eye of the Moon Plan
, in order to create a world in which Rin was still alive. Madara accepted Obito's offer and passes on his knowledge of history, his plans, trained Obito in various techniques in order to control the
Demonic Statue of the Outer Path
. To aid him, Madara implanted a portion of his will into White Zetsu which led to the creation of "Black Zetsu" as well as into Hashirama's living clone before passing away, awaiting the day Nagato would revive him. Obito shortly cast aside his given name to take Madara's after confronting Nagato along with Zetsu. At some point following Madara's death, Obito also adopted the name "Tobi", hiding himself in the shadows of Akatsuki.
Tsunade cited that Tobi may have adopted this name in order to take advantage of the power and terror associated with the name alone. Because of the many infamous acts Madara carried out during his lifetime (such as acquiring an
Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan
), few are surprised that Madara could still be alive after such a long time. They take the crimes that Tobi commits under Madara's name as further confirmation that he is really Madara, as only Madara would be capable of such deeds. Tobi also possesses knowledge of things that only the real Madara would know, such as Nagato's existence and abilities. Furthermore, Tobi has claimed that he encouraged Yahiko to form the Akatsuki and that he "gave" the
Until the events of Part II, Tobi operated in secret, only using Madara's name during his private meetings with Nagato, who took on the name of Pain and became the figurehead of the
since Yahiko's death. Prior to becoming a member of the group, Tobi posed as a subordinate of Zetsu to oversee the operations of the organisation and directly influence future events.
Twelve years before the start of the series, Tobi discovered that Kushina Uzumaki, the
and Minato's wife, would be giving birth, causing the seal keeping the Kurama contained within her to weaken. Intending to use the Nine-Tails, Tobi tracked her down and took the newborn Naruto Uzumaki hostage to keep Minato from interfering.
Once he extracted the beast, Tobi placed the tailed beast under his control and ordered it to destroy Konoha. Using his space–time technique to keep Minato from going to the village's defence, keeping his true identity a secret, Tobi engaged Minato before being hit by a
and branded with Minato's
Flying Thunder God Technique
. Wounded with Minato's Contract Seal removing the Nine-Tails from his control, Tobi fled while vowing to regain the Nine-Tails and that he still had other plans.
Eight years after the Nine-Tails' attack, the Uchiha clan having been scapegoated and ostracised as the full story of the event died with Minato and his wife, Tobi infiltrated Konoha to rekindle the flames of war. He was found by Itachi Uchiha first, who thought he was Madara and convinced Tobi to spare the village in exchange for helping to wipe out the Uchiha clan. Tobi complied, training Itachi and providing assistance. Around that time, Tobi also met with Danzō Shimura. At some point in time, Tobi also took control of the
, in effect making him the "real" Mizukage. Kisame Hoshigaki was one of the few Kirigakure ninja to know of his manipulation of the Fourth and helped Tobi in his quest to bring about an end to the "world of lies".