EMPATPAGI.COM-The Curse of Hatred from the Uchiha clan has appeared throughout the Naruto franchise and is often associated with stubbornness, lust for power, and purpose that is rooted in the hatred of many of its members. When an Uchiha clan member is overcome with grief, they can activate a type of chakra in the nerves of the eye, this can reveal the Sharingan in their eye.
Tobirama Senju, the Second Hokage, stated that the Uchiha clan could feel the greatest love, enabling them to experience the deepest pain. These intense emotions can lead them down a path of anger and hatred, manifesting differently depending on their goals, in which case history has embodied a shinobi as powerful as Madara. But what exactly is the Curse of Hatred?
What Is the Uchiha Curse of Hatred
This curse originated with the Sage of Six Paths at the end of his death and asked his two sons Indra and Asura Otsutsuki to choose which of them could continue his legacy. Finally, Asura, who believed that peace could be achieved through love, was chosen, and not Indra, who was obsessed with power.
Overpowered by anger and jealousy, Indra was finally trapped by Black Zetsu's temptation and declared war on his brother, eventually becoming the first to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan.
The Sharingan is a unique Kekkei Genkai that belongs only to the Uchiha clan, giving its users the immense power associated with deep emotional connections.
Mangekyō is a rare ability among a select few Uchiha and awakening Mangekyō requires emotional trauma, such as losing a loved one to activate this move.
For Obito, the Mangekyō was active when he witnessed Kakashi Hatake killing Rin Nohara, while Itachi was watching Shisui commit suicide, and the last was Sasuke activating the Mangekyō while witnessing Itachi's death.
Even with their Kekkei Genkai, the Uchiha clan grew stronger through hard work and talent after unlocking their dojutsu. Extreme pain, negative emotions, and profound tragedy allow this ability to become active.
Every Shinobi wanted to grow stronger, but for the Uchiha clan, Indra's tragedy and philosophy put them on a dark path to unlock their true potential.
Sasuke was the most prominent victim of this Curse of Hatred, and he endured the hatred of his entire clan after they were slaughtered. All that hatred made him seek revenge, to the point that he lost sight of who he was.
The Curse of Hatred is also a very contradiction to Konoha's Fire Determination, which stems from the philosophy of trust and love put forward by Asura.
Konoha's Fire Determination is an ideal rooted in loyalty and love, encouraging villagers not to despair and to be strong when going through hardships, this determination can be passed down from generation to generation.
Konoha's Fire Determination also has the principle of being selfless, while The Curse of Hatred requires the sacrifice of many people for the advancement of several individuals.
While the effects of the Curse of Hatred are seen consistently in Sasuke's character who is Indra's reincarnation, while Fire Determination is present in Naruto Uzumaki who is Asura's reincarnation.
Fortunately, there are some of the Uchiha clan who are known to break this Curse of Hatred and act on the Determination of Fire, such as Kagami, Itachi, and Shisui, who showed strong loyalty to the village of Konoha. Others, such as Obito and Sasuke, got lost in the Curse of Hatred but eventually found a way to repent again.
All of these cases prove that the Curse of Hatred is an obstacle that can be overcome by choosing to fight for others and embracing a sincere bond rather than isolating oneself.
Sasuke and his daughter Sarada were the last members of the Uchiha clan, and because of this, Sarada was very different from that of her ancestors. With no influence to re-manifest the Curse of Hatred and her goal of becoming Hokage and relying on the Will of Fire, Sarada was able to lead the Uchiha clan on a new, better path.