How Did Itachi Uchiha Die?


Itachi Uchiha is one of the most loved characters of the Naruto anime series. He is the character who took fans of Naruto on a roller coaster of emotions. And literally taught the lesson of not be too early to judge. Many of the fans started off by hating this character when they thought that he had killed his whole clan, his parents included with no good reason at all. But just to flaunt his power. This stuck more than just rubbish to fans and they viewed him as the villain that Sasuke viewed him as. But soon after his death, the mysteries of why he did what he did became clear and the whole dilemma of him being a villain shattered. In fact, when his whole story became transparent, many of the otakus even declared Itachi to be their favorite characters. That aside, let’s get right into the topic of this story answering how Itachi died.

“Itachi died whilst fighting Sasuke, his younger brother in a final showdown

Itachi was very weak at the time when he fought Sasuke, in fact, he was not only nearly blind but also immensely sick, it was said in chapter 401 by Tobi that “Eaten up by disease and feeling his own death approaching…he used medicine to prolong his life”. he was prolonging his life so he could have one last final face-off with his brother and he wanted to lose his life by the hands of his brother.

How Old Was Itachi When He Died?

Itachi was a mere 21 years old when he died in his fight with his younger brother “Sasuke“. To elaborate further down his lifespan. Itachi was eleven when he became an Anbu, and it was within 6 months of this that Shisui died. At the age of 12 Itachi became an Anbu Captain, this was when Danzo changed his age to 13 as an Anbu captain couldn’t be 12 years of age. This is the reason why Kakashi another often got his age wrong. Later on the next whole year he researched the plan and the rebellion of his own clan. And It was at the actual age of 13 that he went on to kill his own clan along with his parents

Was Itachi Holding Back Fighting Sasuke?

Itachi in no way wanted to kill Sasuke but rather wanted to get on the “righteous path” as he thought that killing him would give rest to all the hatred that was instill in the heart of Sasuke and he would be able to finally move on after the death of his elder brother. But he later admitted that this was a mistake on his part as he should have let Sasuke decide and choose.

Was Itachi Revived?

Yes, Itachi was revived by Kabuto’s reanimation Jutsu, however, he gained control of his senses only after a while of being reanimated and then he went on to stop the reanimation Jutsu.

Did Itachi Kill His Own parents And His Clan?

Yes, Itachi did kill his own parents and infact all of the Uchiha clan. The only person that he didn’t kill was his younger brother “Sasuke”. He did this to help even a bigger massacre from not happening and for a few other reasons. As the Uchiha clan was planning on a Cou for the village which would have resulted in thousands of deaths

Was Itachi Stroger Than Sasuke?

Yes, there is no doubt to the fact that Itachi was not only stronger than Sasuke during their fight. But was rather one of the strongest characters shown in the whole series. Some fans even go on to compare his strength with that of Madara’s but that is a stretch. Thoughg Itachi was without doubt quite strong he wasn’t nearly as strong to beat Madara. Many people just compare them out of the love of the character as they want their favorite character to be more awesome than he actually was. But he was already quite awesome so they don’t have to worry about that.

Could Itachi Beat His Father?

Well, this is another controversial topic to answer as many of Naruto fans say that his father only died because he didn’t want to fight his own son. Both the father and the son possessed Mangkyo Sharingan at the time of the encounter. So one thing that Itachi lacked at this point was the experience when compared to his father. Itachi’s father was a trained Uchiha who had fought his way through the 3rd Ninja War. Moreover, Itachi was a mere 13-year-old kid when he killed off his own clan along with his parents. A 13-year-old kid facing a trained and experienced Uchiha ninja, it would have been a sight to behold and both of them as we said possessed the mangekyo Sharingan.

There is no sure answer but the same way Itachi let Sasuke kill him, many fans say his father would have let Itachi kill him anyways. But there is no doubt to the fact that if both were to fight seriously at the time. There was a high probability that Itachi would have lost to his father. But this didn’t need to come to pass as his father didn’t even stand against him for a fight and just let Itachi slaughter them one by one.

How Old Was Itachi When He Killed His Clan?

Itachi was a mere 13 years of age when he killed his own clan and family sparing only the life of his younger brother “Sasuke”.Itachi was eleven when he became an Anbu, and it was within 6 months of this that Shisui died. At the age of 12, Itachi became an Anbu Captain, this was when Danzo changed his age to 13 as an Anbu captain couldn’t be 12 years of age. This is the reason why Kakashi another often got his age wrong. Later on the next whole year, he researched the plan and the rebellion of his own clan.

A Summary Of The Whole Life Itachi Uchiha

Hopefully, this article was helpful in answering “How Did Itachi Uchiha Die?” along with some other questions that you might have had about Itachi Uchiha.  If you want to look through an elaborate article about the death of Jiraiya, we have an article written on that too, so do give it a look too if you are interested in “How Does Jiraiya Die?”. Lastly, if you want a list of every Kage’s strength from another resource, screenrant has written a great article on that, so you can give it a look if you want “Naruto: Every Kage Ranked From Weakest To Strongest“. And stay tuned to cinephilespeaks for more interesting articles about your favorite characters and stories

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