Uchiha Madara was the first Indra reincarnation to awaken the Rinnegan. He is also one of the strongest characters in the Naruto Universe and one of the masterminds behind the Fourth Great Ninja War.
The Rinnegan is an essential part of Madara’s character design and his power too. More than that, it is a crucial part of the story as well! However, do you know how did Uchiha Madara awaken his Rinnegan?
To awaken the Rinnegan, one needs to have the Sage of Six Paths’ Chakra. There are two manners through which one can obtain the chakra of the Sage of Six Paths: To obtain it from the Sage of Six Paths himself or obtain both Indra and Asura’s Chakra.
How did Uchiha Madara Awaken the Rinnegan?
Uchiha Madara awakened the Rinnegan by combining his and Hashirama’s chakra. In fact, the two were the reincarnations of Indra and Asura respectively and they are the sons of Hagoromo’s Otsutsuki; the original wielder of the Dojutsu.
By kneading the two chakras together, the byproduct became the Sage of Six Paths’ Chakra; hence awakening the Rinnegan.
Madara already had the Sharingan and only needed Hashirama’s chakra to awaken the Rinnegan.
When Hashirama stabbed Uchiha Madara in their last fight, Madara bit off a part of Hashirama’s flesh and applied it on himself.
Even though he was supposed to be dead, Madara woke up from his grave. He used the forbidden Jutsu “Izanagi” to doj this. The Izanagi allows one to live a crucial moment again at the cost of one eye.
Using this, Madara survived his fight against Hashirama and kept working on his goals. He disappeared and merged Hashirama’s cells with himself, thus obtaining the Senju chakra he needs.
Did Uchiha Madara awaken the Rinnegan in one night?
The brief answer is no, absolutely. Unlike Sasuke who received chakra from Hagoromo directly, Madara’s body has to combine Madara and Hashirama’s chakra into one in order to awaken the Rinnegan. Consequently, It took decades for Madara to awaken the Rinnegan while Sasuke awakened it instantly.
Madara got the Rinnegan when he was nearing his natural death. But then this was different from the Edo Madara.
Edo Tensei Madara Rinnegan
Uchiha Madara was revived using the forbidden Edo Tensei Jutsu during the Fourth Great Ninja War. He had his pair of Rinnegan after rising from the dead; even though he had given his Rinnegan to Nagato before his death. This created some confusion among the fans regarding Madara’s Rinnegan.
So first, let’s understand how Madara had Rinnegan during his Edo Tensei phase: The Edo Tensei allows the revived to use all of their abilities before they died; including Dojutsu.
Thus, Madara could use the Rinnegan even though his real Rinnegan existed somewhere else.
Orochimaru and Kabuto hypothesised that combining Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju DNA would awaken the Rinnegan, which is true.
While they may not know the exact reason, it still worked. With this hypothesis, Kabuto infused even more Hashirama cells into Madara’s body when he was “fixing” it.
However, Madara Uchiha could use the Rinnegan regardless of what Kabuto did. As Madara stated in the manga, it was simply the Jutsu’s ability and not something Kabuto voluntarily did.
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