Throughout the anime of Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, it was mentioned that Sasuke e Itachi they were his only surviving clan UchihaThis after they were all annihilated one night in the Leaf Village.
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Likewise, it was Itachi who was in charge of attacking his clan and leaving his younger brother alive so that he could kill him in the future, since the hatred of the Uchiha was one of the main themes in both the manga and the anime.
However, as the chapters of Naruto Shippuden passed, fans grew suspicious that there were more survivors of the clan with powers in their eyes. This is because in the series it was hinted that there was a third Uchiha who led the Akatsuki organization.
Clues that Itachi and Sasuke weren’t the only Uchiha
On Naruto shippuden New enemies appeared and one of them was Tobi, who to the surprise of many had only a hole in his mask and had powers that came from his eye, such as teleporting. Also, not much was known about his fighting skills, until his battle with Konan, where he was about to die.
This character was directly related to Obito, who was attacked and trapped in some rocks, but his body was never found. What’s more, he gave his eye to Kakashi and he was able to awaken the Mangekyo Sharingan without problems.
Another of the clues that the creators of the anime gave us, was when Tobi proclaimed himself Madara Uchiha and the only leader of the Akatsukis. It undoubtedly confirmed the suspicions that a survivor of that clan was still alive.
Madara revives in Naruto
The appearance of a third Uchiha seemed somewhat inevitable because the characters constantly mentioned Madara, who along with Hashirama, was listed as a divine and untouchable figure in the ninja world. Therefore, during the Great Fourth Ninja War, he made his appearance and was revived to fulfill in order to fulfill his great desire to be immortal.