Obito’s unofficial Eternal Mangekyō is one of the biggest inconsistencies in the Naruto anime.

Naruto is one of the most beloved anime and manga series within the entertainment industry, and its characters managed to win the affection of fans around the world, but a long history has presented us with some moments that leave us thinking due to its great inconsistency.

Something that we find quite striking is that, in the Naruto story, members of the Uchiha clan can awaken a new visual power when they experience emotional trauma. Naruto’s biggest inconsistencies tend to revolve around the Uchiha clan and the Sharingan, as this was the most developed power in the series.

Obito’s Unofficial Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan

The Sharingan is one of the most important powers in all of Naruto, but it comes with a weight. Whoever uses the visual powers of these eyes too much ends up going blind. Almost every Sharingan user in the series was blind at some point, including Kakashi, who wasn’t even an Uchiha.

But the only exception to this rule is undoubtedly one of the biggest inconsistencies in Naruto: the case of Obito Uchiha. He used the power of his Mangekyō more often than any other, and although he is the same Sharingan that Kakashi uses, he does not suffer from blindness at any time.

One justification for this may be that Obito somehow had the eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, which is the ultimate cure for Sharingan blindness. The requirement for this is to steal the eyes of another member of the Uchiha clan and replace them with yours, something that Sasuke did with Itachi’s eyes, and Madara with his brother’s.

At no point is it stated that Obito possessed the Eternal Mangekyō. However, he was the second responsible for the massacre of the Uchiha clan, and it is known that he still had dozens of eyes of those who died that night. Obito was able to avoid blindness by making use of the eyes of the clan members, although he may not have awakened the Eternal Mangekyō due to the fact that he did not have his two pairs of eyes.