Curse of Hatred is common among Uchiha clan members. Most of the Uchiha clan members are the victims of this. But there also some people are immune to this curse of hatred. Although there are only a few of them in the series we have seen. But before that, you must know what is the curse of hatred in the Uchiha clan?
The curse of hatred
According to Tobirama Senju, there are very few clans that feel deep love like Uchiha clan members. Uchiha clan members totally devote themselves to their loved ones. Once they lose this affection or friendship, their love turns into hatred. After that, that person inclines to achieve his or her goal without being concerned about the situation or any other people. They try to show their own superiority, regardless of the aftermath and repercussions of their actions. This curse of hatred almost makes them too blind to see the real truth. Also this is the way Uchiha clan members obtain sharingan.
When did it start?
It all started with Indra Otsutsuki, the elder son of Hagoromo Otsutsuki aka the Sage of Six paths. Indra Otsutsuki believed in power whereas his younger brother Asura Otsutsuki believed in love. The sage of six paths was getting old and had to choose one successor so he chose the younger one. After this decision, Indra got angry and attacked the village. His mindset was to run the ninshu creed with power. At this point the curse of hatred is born. The Uchiha clan is the descendent of Indra Otsutsuki. So they carry this curse of hatred among them.
Obviously there is more to the story but it’s just a little explanation.
Curse of Hatred Vs Will Of Fire
The curse of hatred is solely based on self desires without being concerned with the consequences of the action that one is taking. On the other hand, Will of Fire is from the Senju clan. The members of the Senju clan are the descendants of Asura Otsutsuki. The Will Of Fire is to sacrifice yourself for others and care for others with love.
Uchiha members who overcame the curse of hatred
Yes, throughout the history of the Uchiha clan, there are some Uchiha clan members who were able to understand the Will Of Fire. They simply saw something more than their clan and their own pride. They saw how good it is to maintain peace and stay together unlike other clan members who only wanted to fulfill their own self desires. So here are some of them.
We saw Naori Uchiha only once when Itachi was explaining Izanami. The story goes way back, it’s before the Senju vs Uchiha fight. When the clan members of the uchiha were killing each other for the sake of Izanagi and power. Naori stepped forward and decided to stop this nonsense power battle. She was also generous and wise. She didn’t kill him. Instead she trapped him inside an Izanami and tried to convince him what reality is. From this moment, it’s understandable that she overcame the curse of hatred already.
Just like Naori Uchiha, Kagami Uchiha also appeared once. Kagami Uchiha is one of trusted shinobi of the second hokage Tobirama Senju. Despite the fact that Tobirama doesn’t like the uchiha clan, Kagami was still able to win his trust. Tobirama also mentioned that Kagami Uchiha was also a great shinobi unlike other uchiha clan members. It is because Kagami understood the concept of the village and tried to live in peace. He wasn’t not narrow minded like other uchiha clan members. He was able to overcome the curse of hatred.
Shisui Uchiha was the grandson of Kagami Uchiha. Kagami also passed on his ideals and the way to see things. Unlike other uchiha clan members, Shisui obtained Mangekyo Sharingan at the age of 7 without killing the loved ones. He was a kind hearted pure soul. Itachi also mentioned that Naruto is just like Shisui Uchiha. Later we also came to know that Shisui had the second strongest genjutsu Kotoamatsukami next to Infinite Tsukuyomi. That’s why people considered him the prodigy of the Uchiha clan. He also stated, if the uchiha clan attacks the village, he will put the clan in Kotoamatsukami to save the village.
You may wonder why Fugaku is on the list. He was the one who planned the coup to take down the hokage. For those who don’t know, Fugaku was the leader of the Uchiha clan when it was massacred. Fugaku Uchiha was wise and wanted a revolution to solve the village’s problems that was created by Danzo and Village elders. He also didn’t stop Itachi not because he was his son, it was because he didn’t want more bloodshed and acknowledged his son’s decision. He also unlocked the Mangekyo Sharingan without killing anyone close to him. Thus it proved that he already overcame the curse of hatred.
Itachi Uchiha was the son of Fugaku Uchiha and friend of Shisui Uchiha. He was one of the most intelligent shinobi in shinobi history. He has a drastic past and a tragic death. Itachi massacred his full clan for the sake of the village to maintain peace. He also obtained Mangekyo Sharingan with the loss of his friend Shisui. All he wanted was the safety of the village and a safe future for his beloved brother Sasuke. At last he also sacrificed himself for his brother.
Obito Uchiha is one of the students of fourth hokage Minato Namikaze. In the back story arc we saw Obito also possesses Will Of Fire. But after the death of Rin Nohara, he got corrupted by Madara Uchiha. That’s why he declared the fourth great ninja war and ran Akatsuki group with evil purposes. But at the end when he realised that it was all because of Madara and Black Zetsu, he regretted his actions and became the old Obito again. Although he didn’t survive, he still became a good ninja at the end of the war.
It may sound ridiculous that Madara Uchiha, one of the strongest Uchiha overcame the curse of hatred. He was the main villain after all. So how could he overcome the curse of hatred? Well let me explain, Madara was a good guy at the beginning who only sought peace. After he lost his brother, he activates his Mangekyo Sharingan and attacked Senju clan with full strength but still he was no match for Hashirama Senju. After the fight Hashirama proposed a truce and decided to create the village with Madara. It was like a dream for Madara and he somehow overcame the curse of hatred. But still he thought everything can be achieved by power only. That’s why he was entitled the Hokage instead Hashirama got the title.
Later he got corrupted by the Uchiha stone tablet which Black Zetsu already modified for his own needs. He thought it’s the best way to achieve peace. After the war ended and Madara was on the brink of death, he understood Hashirama’s way to establish peace. Thus he overcame the curse of hatred fully at his last breath.
Just like Madara lost his brother, Sasuke lost his entire clan by the hands of his own brother Itachi Uchiha. Now he only sought revenge from his brother. He once thought that he should settle himself in the village and live a happy life. But then Orochimaru came and gave Sasuke the greed of power. At this point you can see Sasuke is already in the curse of hatred. He also took the revenge of his clan and killed his brother. Later he was informed that his brother was used for the village. He sought to destroy the whole village.
Now the fourth great ninja war started and Sasuke obtained eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. After that a few incidents happened and he aligned with the shinobi alliance. After the war, he fought Naruto who taught him peace later on. Sasuke finally understood Naruto’s intention and overcame the curse of hatred.
These are the few Uchiha clan members who overcame the curse of hatred. Obviously there are some controversial characters in the list also who should or should not be on the list. Still I mentioned them. That’s why I have given a big reason on every controversial character on the list. I hope it cleared your doubts. If there are still any questions left in your mind, leave it in the comments below.