Yoshitsune Uchiha (団扇義経, Uchiha Yoshitsune) is one of the few Uchiha left. He survived the Uchiha Clan Massacre because he was in a small cluster of Uchiha that left the village at the defeat of Madara Uchiha led by Madara's son to a southern portion of the Land of Fire. He was later taken to Konohagakure by his brother after their parents died, though when he got older he left due to learning the reasons behind the massacre. Later in life, Yoshitsune was also labeled an S-rank ninja. Yoshitsune also gained the status as a sage.
He is the creator and leader of his own personal team known as Akuryō. He later formed the Land of Origin and Gingagakure with the help of Akuryō. With that he became the "First Genkage" (初代元影, Shodai Genkage). Yoshitsune is noted to have high talent with the application of Susanoo, and as such is called "Yoshitsune of the Susanoo" (佐能乎の義経, Susanoo no Yoshitsune). He also is very talented with Amaterasu and Blaze Release, and through this gained the title "Sovereign of the Black Flames" (黒炎の帝王, Kokuen no Teiō). Some have joked that Yoshitsune has as many talents as the number of petals of the blossoms on a cherry tree, earning him the moniker of "Thousand Cherry Blossoms" (千本桜, Senbonzakura). Also, due to the immense power he has, some have referred to him as the "Human Tailed Beast" (人間尾獣, Ningenbijū). This title is also further used after learning a technique similar to the Tailed Beast Ball. Upon learning the power of Sage Mode, Yamaren gave Yoshitsune the title of "Heavenly Sage" (天津仙人, Amatsu Sennin), born from Yoshitsune's usage of Sage Mode and the various abilities granted to him by his eyes. This title was also used for him unlocking the Rinnegan, keeping in line with how other wielders take Sage titles. After mastering the Six Paths and reading the history of the tablet hidden in the Naka Shrine, Yoshitsune would begin to travel at times teaching the world the truth of the origin of shinobi, and began to be called the "Nomad of the Six Paths" (六道流浪者, Rikudō Rurōsha). This also added the public's knowledge of many of his abilities.
Yoshitsune was born to an Uchiha couple from a small splinter group of the nearly extinct clan. The night he was born, a group of ninja from Sunagakure fueled by hatred they still felt from the Fourth Shinobi World War attacked the clan. The Uchiha group, as they were low in numbers and only one, Yoshitsune's father, had the Sharingan, the group began to be slaughtered. His older brother, Yorinori, saw his father be attacked and wounded when he was trying to hide his sons away. The Suna-nin left, not paying any attention to the dying man and not noticing the children. The father demanded Yorinori to kill him so that he would not die by an enemies hand, and the act caused Yorinori to activate his own Sharingan. Yorinori used it to place the few Suna-nin left, as many had left by that point, under illusions and escaped with the infant Yoshitsune. Yoshitsune was cared for by Yorinori for months in the wilderness, both of them close to death by the they reached Konohagakure. Yorinori left Yoshitsune in the care of a Kazesō, a well-known monk, knowing the man was lacking of hatred and who had also learned the ways of the shinobi, before leaving Konoha to go to a remaining section of Otogakure, saying he was not innocent enough to stay with the still innocent Yoshitsune. From that point on it was Kazesō who raised the young Uchiha who quickly began getting stronger during his development into an individual. Graduating from the academy, he was placed on a genin team with Kazesō as the jōnin instructor, with Ninigi Senju and an unknown female, some believe she was a Hyūga, as his teammates. This group was called the strongest of the genin teams. When the chūnin exams rolled around, the team entered and were promoted to the rank of chūnin. During the exam, Yoshitsune met people who he would later recruit into his team Akuryō, such as Reitō Yuki, who he quickly befriended during the exams due to their clans having a similar history, and Yuzuki Kaguya, who had defeated him during the heaven and earth scroll portion of the exam in an attempt to take his scroll only to find out they had the same scroll. The two talked for awhile before their teams called out for them with each of them developing feelings for the other. During the exam Oto-nin who knew of Yorinori began to taunt Yoshitsune, claiming he was weak and would never fill the powerful role of the Uchiha. The group placed Yoshitsune under a genjutsu that showed what Yoshitsune's life may have been like with his brother before trying to kill him. Ninigi threw a kunai at Yoshitsune in a non-vital area, the pain from it waking Yoshitsune up from the genjutsu. Yoshitsune activated the Sharingan after this, the pain of having family member but never knowing him, a void of a relationship that should have happened, made the eye manifest. They tried to place Yoshitsune in another genjutsu, but the eye was able to break it as it was set. Yoshitsune and Ninigi then quickly defeated the three Oto-nin.
Years later on one of his last team missions with his sensei and father-figure Kazesō, the two were ambushed by Kumo-nin. Kazesō knew that in their state they were both doomed and demanded Yoshitsune to flee while he held the group off. Kazesō proceeded to use his skill to fight them off and with a substitution faked his death, and left knowing he could not show his face to Yoshitsune for many years for this cowardly way of helping his student grow. Yoshitsune would return after hearing the howls of his father-figure's pain and seeing the "dead" body of his teacher made his Mangekyō Sharingan activate. He then used techniques it granted to avenge his fallen master. Years would pass and Yoshitsune became a jōnin and even served as an ANBU member. One night he finally discovered the reasons behind the execution of his clan and fled the village sadly, knowing it was his home but also a source of the world's pain. This is when he would have a reunion his brother who had become a crazed shell of his former self and battle to the death with him. Yorinori perished and Yoshitsune, as per Yorinori's request during his last few moments of sanity, took his brother's eyes to make his eyes even stronger than they previously had been. This transplant was preformed by medic-nin in Konoha in one of his final days in the village before Yoshitsune severed his ties to the village completely. After this he formed his team Akuryō, made up of him, Reitō who he was able to convince join, Yazuki who he actually went to go visit but she convinced Yoshitsune to let her join, and Sakin, who is was able to make join by defeating him. Later Naien Ryūou would also join as a redeeming act. After Yuzuki gave birth to Taifū Uchiha, Yoshitsune decided to settle down and took his team to the island that would become the Land of Origin. Here, with the help of the locals, formed the new village Gingagakure. He became the first Genkage of the village. Eventually, as the world began to become corrupt more and more, Yamaren decided to teach Yoshitsune Sage Mode. The two trained upon the Golden Mountain, an area with high amounts of natural energy to make it easier. The training proved to be difficult, as Yoshitsune often relied on eye powers during training, such as in a balancing exercise in one of the tallest trees at the peak Yoshitsune fell and rather than use aspects of the environment to save himself, he used Susanoo to latch himself to the side of the mountain. Yamaren berated Yoshitsune, telling him if he kept relying on his eyes the training would not work as he he is using powers in him rather than feeling the elements and energy in the natural world. Yamaren further said if Yoshitsune kept using his eyes he would petrify into a statue, die, and be forgotten by the world eventually. Taking these words to heart, Yoshitsune stopped using his dōjutsu all together during this practice, and finally after four long and painful months mastered Sage Mode, gaining a form similar to the one used by Hashirama Senju due to their lack of summons. This senjutsu chakra also helped him later, as it helped his eyes evolve into the Rinnegan. With his eyes now that of the Sage of the Six Paths, he ventured out and was able to access the Naka Shrine. Here he learned of the Sage's true name, the Sage's mother, the Shinju, the Tailed Beasts' true names, and the rest of the secrets held in the tablet. Yoshitsune began to share this information with the world, by setting out from Ginga from time to time. He began to be called the "Nomad of the Six Paths" (六道流浪者, Rikudō Rurōsha).
Yoshitsune has worn similar cloths through out his life. In his youth he wore black pants similar to Madara's and a high collared black shirt with the Uchiha clan symbol on its back. He had wild brown hair and the normal onyx black eyes of his clan.
Modernly he normally wears a sleeveless dark brown shirt with a high, golden bordered collar and pants like the ones he wore in his youth. He wears arm warmers with golden borders as well that go from his wrist to his biceps. He wears a brown belt holding a golden bordered blackish cloth which once held his sword's sheath, though now he no longer carries it with him. He also wears a long brown scarf and dark colored gloves as well. Underneath his scarf he wears a magatama necklace with nine beads on it that he adopted after battling his brother, all of which are silver in color.
Yoshitsune retains the wild black hair from his youth in to his current age, though now it is a bit longer. He also possesses the onyx-colored eyes that his clan is famous for. Yoshitsune stands just about six feet tall. He has a moderate muscular build, posing with a muscular chest and abdominal area. His arms are well built, though are not bulging in size. Like many of his Uchiha brethren, he is found to be highly attractive by his female peers.
Yoshitsune in his childhood was known to be a kind-hearted child and sympathetic with those around him. When one of his friends was hurt he would always visit them in the hospital or at their home to make sure they are okay and to cheer them up. This made him rather popular as it showed how he truly cared for others. He was also rather cocky when it came to fighting even though he didn't even unlock his Sharingan until after he was promoted to chūnin, saying he was powerful enough just by being in the Uchiha clan.
Once he defected from the village his personality changed, as he became more serious and less juvenile. He became less cocky when fighting and carefully watches his foes to avoid taking damage from them. Now in battles he shows respect to his foes, generally allowing them to speak if they desire to without interruption. Though he is generally kind, Yoshitsune is more than willing to kill if he has to. In battles if he gets taunted by the foe with insults towards what he cherishes, Yoshitsune lets his anger show through, seemingly becoming somewhat sadistic in the process. This is shown by how a man claimed he would take Yoshitsune's daughter and make her his "pet", Yoshitsune reacted by speeding towards the foolish man and in a swipe with his blade phased part of his arm through the man's body and stabbed the blade into his brain stem.
Despite these changes though, Yoshitsune retains his kindness and loving nature, especially to his wife Yuzuki Kaguya, and his son and daughter, Taifū Uchiha and Kiyomi Uchiha, and is very protective of all of them. He also extends this care and friendship, to a slightly lesser extent, to his partners. He even claims to go as far as allowing his total annihilation to defend his village Gingagakure. Yoshitsune retains his ability to forgive most people, such as when he allowed Naien Ryūou to join Akuryō to redeem himself from his destructive ways and allowing Yamaren Seija to join Gingagakure to make up for the actions of Tenkyū. He is very close with all the members of Akuryō, and loves all the villagers of Gingagakure. He also became overjoyed when he discovered Kazesō had faked his death to help Yoshitsune grow stronger, and would immediately seek out his father figure to make him the daimyō of the Land of Origin. He become relaxed around his long time friends Reitō Yuki and Sakin, and even jokes around with them further acting like his youthful self. Yamaren Seija would also become one of his closest friends after his joining of the village, with Yoshitsune having him accompany him on missions at times with Reitō and Sakin as well. Yoshitsune even trusted him in joining Tenkyū as a ruse. He also remains good friends with his old teammate and partner in ANBU, Ninigi Senju, often meeting with him to catch up. Yoshitsune recognizes Ninigi as his true best friend, often trying to convince the Senju to join his village. Yoshitsune though does not get angry when Ninigi denies it, knowing that the Senju loves Konoha despite its faults.
Like most of his clansmen Yoshitsune has a large amount of chakra, said to be comparable to that of a Tailed Beast. His high level of chakra also made it suitable for him to learn Sage Mode. He is a master of many techniques, many of which are feared nationally and has expert precision with all of them. The Kages say he is close to the power of Madara Uchiha though he lacks some skills he owned. Through his skill he was able to combat Ryun Uchiha for quite some time, but was ultimately defeated. Though he isn't highly muscular, he is quite strong. Kazesō even says that Tsunade would have been mildly impressed by the physical strength of the Uchiha.
Although he didn't unlock his Sharingan until age 13, he wields it as masterfully as those who achieved in earlier in life. In his chūnin exams, many Otogakure ninja attacked Yoshitsune, mocking him vividly for his inability to achieve his clan's famous and feared eye. One Oto ninja further insulted the Uchiha boy by claiming he was far inferior to his brother. Seeing as to how Yoshitsune was confused, the sound ninja explained Yoshitsune's history to him. The Oto ninja then decided that rather than defeating the Uchiha as he was, they would flood his mind and torture him. The three all mutually activated a genjutsu and placed it on Yoshitsune. In the illusion it made all of Yoshitsune's true life seem like a dream Yoshitsune had awakened from, with him by his brother's side. The dream had the two set as partners, with Yorinori never leaving his brother alone in Konoha. The grand illusion deepened to make Yoshitsune and his brother even closer, a bond so strong that it seemed nothing could end their friendship. Outside the illusion, the Oto ninja drew kunai and were about to murder the dreamful Uchiha but only to be attacked by Yoshitsune's friends. Ninigi tried to awaken the Uchiha from his dreams, but to know success. Ninigi took his own kunai and stabbed Yoshitsune in a non-vital area. The sudden jolt of pain awakened Yoshitsune from his dreams, and he questioned Ninigi of where Yorinori was. Ninigi revealed all that had been a false world, a great yet painful dream made to pain the boy. Yoshitsune, now faced with reality and the illusion, yelled in agony cursing himself, his clan, and the Oto ninja. Yoshitsune unlocked his Sharingan for two reasons. The first was by learning he had a brother he had not met by this point in his life, feeling deep pain from knowing he had someone of such close blood yet no existing bond, combined with his exhaustion from his battle with the sound ninja. The second was from the clashing worlds of the illusion and reality. He used his freshly unlocked eyes to defeat the man who revealed his past, while his still fresh teammate defeated the other two remaining ninja from Oto as Yoshitsune passed out from chakra exhaustion and shock.
He uses the Sharingan to set minor genjutsu to allow him to rest for a moment during fights. He uses it mostly to copy powerful techniques he comes across to add to his arsenal. Yoshitsune seems to copy techniques better and quicker with his left eye, while setting genjutsu faster and stronger with his right eye. His favorite use is to use it to slow down enemy attacks in his eyes. He has completely mastered the use of the Sharingan's basic genjutsu. Some known illusions he has done allows him to make the opponent feel as if they were a burning piece of paper and also uses make the foe see the power of Susanoo without him having to use the actual chakra giant. He also uses the illusion to make the foe appear in a cage that slowly shrinks to make them believe they are being crushed. He also enjoys using the Demonic Illusion: Shackling Stakes as it immobilizes his enemies so he can leave the battle more quickly and Demonic Illusion: Mirror Heaven and Earth Change to reflect genjutsu on his foes to reverse the technique on to the original user. Yoshitsune seems to use his eyes in the start of fights to read his foes movements, while not using its hypnotic abilities until he gets a feel for his foes' style. He says if he wanted he could also keep his Sharingan active nearly constantly with very few breaks due to his training with it.
During his duration in Konoha, one of his final missions with Kazesō the two were ambused. In a flight to save Yoshitsune, Kazesō forced him to flee. While fleeing Yoshitsune heard growls of pain from his beloved sensei. Running back, Yoshitsune discovered a field of blood and a disguised tree branch made to appear as Kazesō's deceased body. In the pain of the moment, Yoshitsune believed the worst had happened without hardly check into his surroundings. He became blind to his surroundings from the "loss" and began acting irrationally and without thinking. Upon the presumed death of his sensei Kazesō, Yoshitsune's Mangekyō Sharingan activated, forming into 3 pronged spurs out of anger and sadness. Quickly finding the opponents of his teacher who barely clung to life, he used his newly awakened eyes to slay the half dead ninja to avenge what he believed was his dead teacher. With it he unlocked the great Amaterasu from his left eye, which created controllable black flames that could burn anything, including fire itself. He says this was born from his burning will to protect his loved ones and avenge Kazesō's death, this was also the first technique he gained. With it he burned all of the ambushers to ash except for the leader of the group. From his right eye he gained Tsukuyomi, which is a genjutsu that trapped opponents' minds in an illusionary world, torturing them for what felt like days in a matter of seconds, though his use of it is not as powerful as Itachi Uchiha. He claims this technique was born from his will to manipulate time and live happily with his loved ones but only pain could be born as it was impossible. This was also the second skill he gained, used to turn torture the leader of the amubushers and shattered his mind before leaving him to die. Lastly he gained Susanoo from the use of both his eyes, which creates a large warrior made of his own chakra with massive destructive power. His Susanoo is crimson in color. He claims this technique was born to defend himself and the honor of those who sacrificed themselves with either their life or happiness for Yoshitsune's growth. This was his third technique to unlock and gained it during his fight with Yorinori. Originally he only had enough skill with Amaterasu to extinguish it, though he later gained the ability to control it. With the ability to control it he can shape the flames of Amaterasu into large spheres of black fire or into a massive vortex of the holy fire. He can also use it to make a powerful sword or arrow of fire for his Susanoo to wield.
Eventually Yoshitsune came across his brother Yorinori who attacked him for his eyes. The two fought for many hours to possibly a full day. finally during this prolonged conflict, Yoshitsune fatally stabbed Yorinori reluctantly to save his own life. In his brother's final moments, he regained his heavily damaged sanity to speak with his brother for a short time until passing. Yorinori commanded Yoshitsune to take his eyes for his own. Yoshitsune obliged, and this caused the three points of his brother's Mangekyō to combine with his spurs to form his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. With these eyes he never has to fear blindness. He can also now see perfectly in pitch black darkness. Yoshitsune keeps these eyes as an, ironically, eternal reminder that no matter how an Uchiha thinks, feels, acts, or even if they support the Will of Fire, that they are still a cursed people, a cursed clan forced to grow stronger by losing the ones they love.
Through years of training with his evolved eyes, he began to develop another ability. With in his eyes Yoshitsune manifested the ability of Kamui, connecting his eyes to the another dimension. Yoshitsune claims this technique was born from the voids of hate and sadness now filled by love, and love letting him command those voids. Like what has been said from time to time, this ability could manifest in eyes from intense training. Yoshitsune seeked out Raido X, once known as Raido Uchiha, to help him master the power of Kamui. With his left eye he is able to create a barrier space and will then concentrate on the target within it, which will let Kamui distort space and the target will be drawn into the other dimension. With his right eye he is able to become completely or partially intangible. This is caused by transferring parts of his body to the other dimension, making it appear as if he was phasing through attacks. This allows him to also hide within large objects and conceal his chakra completely and remove himself from view. He can also make whatever he is touching intangible as well. He can also send fire chakra into this attack, to help aid him in making vortex of fire, though he can use the technique without Kamui, to incinerate his foes. He also does the same thing with an enhanced vortex of black fire with Amaterasu, and like the normal variation he does not need Kamui to form it, but with Kamui it seems to be more powerful. Additionally, he can project illusions on those caught in the Kamui dimension, and often uses this tactic to cast his strongest genjutsu more quickly and accurately.
Of his techniques, Yoshitsune is known as the master of Susanoo. With it he is able to form weapons for the massive entity, such as a sword in the shape of a katana or a strangely-shaped bow that can act as a shield. He also forms a hammer in the image of his brother's hammer, but as it is a simpler form it is not nearly as powerful. His Susanoo wields his unique spear named Shinsō, which can temporarily seal away people's chakra and also has a powerful piercing ability. After gaining the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, his Susanoo gained a gourd in which his Shinsō is stored. His Susanoo forms up to the final form look much like that of Itachi Uchiha's Susanoo. He is also able to us the stabilized final form, or perfect form, like Madara's, is a large samurai-like warrior that wears the usual tengu-like armour. It gains the traditional long, tengu nose with a carved out mouth with two lines that run into the chin along with robes, pointed shoes, and armour on its shoulder and waist. It, as a four-armed warrior, has a back set of arms which are plated more than the front set, and extend upwards to give them a wing-like appearance. His Susanoo looks highly similar to that of Madara's in this perfected form. His Susanoo sword in this form is even able to destroy a mountain range in a single swing. His Susanoo sword in this form remains a katana but with three protrusions along the blunt end of the sword close to its tip. Yoshitsune claims using his Susanoo in this form would be enough to destroy a nation in one day. His Susanoo can also throw a projectile in the shape of magatama beads known as the Yasaka Magatama. Also by forming shadow clones he seems to be able to make many of his Susanoo in its complete form, though he has never been known to make them beyond that point with clones. Yoshitsune also summons parts of it at whim. This is seen by means such as when he throws a punch he can form the arm of Susanoo alone to power the punch even greater with farther range. This can cause his close range combat to become more unpredictable as he can form the four arms on to him in a compact form to give him a greater number of limbs for striking and defending. He also uses Susanoo to guard him as he gathers natural energy for Sage Mode. Yoshitsune's Susanoo also reflects Yoshitsune's Sage Mode markings on itself.
Many years after obtaining the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan and years after gaining the power of Sage Mode, Tenkyū would attack Gingagakure. Yoshitsune would eventually battle Yōkai Uchiha in battle. Yoshitsune was pushed back the man's Kamui, having diffuculty fighting it as Yoshitsune's Kamui seemed to connect to the same world as Yōkai's and at the time Yoshitsune proved to be weak with it. Pushed into using his eye's full power and Sage Mode, Yōkai was about to strike Yoshitsune in his exhaustion with Tenbatsu. A stone compressed into the size of an atom was launched towards Yoshitsune and was about to claim his life when Reitō Yuki appeared and used his Ice Release to its fullest extent to save Yoshitsune. Tenbatsu proved to be powerful, shattering the ice into pieces. Yoshitsune was able to use Kamui to evade much of the attack despite his exhaustion, but Reitō was caught up in the explosion and was pierced violently by much of his own ice. Dying, Reitō commanded Yoshitsune to win. Yoshitsune was pained greatly by the death of Reitō, and the full effects of his wrath caused his eyes to evolve. The senjutsu chakra merged with the special chakra that birthed the Sharingan and the Mangekyō Sharingan, and as it was now chakra closer to that of the Sage of the Six Paths merged with Yoshitsune being a descendant of that man, the Rinnegan sprung forth without the need for Senju DNA.
The eye grants Yoshitsune the ability to use the Six Paths Technique. He has unlocked the Deva Path, which gives him power over gravity. This is the path Yoshitsune uses most often in combat. The techniques used by the though often force a recharge before the path is usable again. As such he gained its technique known as Shinra Tensei, which allows him to create a repulsive force that can block projectiles and easily shatter many hard materials. He can also use a large-scale version that can damage the terrain greatly. He also gains the Banshō Ten'in, which allows him to create an attractive force, allowing him to pull objects or people towards him at high speeds. He often uses this technique in combination with another path to absorb their chakra to render them too weak to fight. Yoshitsune also can use the technique known as Chibaku Tensei, which creates a powerful singularity which will be fired into the sky and pulls objects towards it making them compress with each other causing a large sphere to form. Yoshitsune is also able to use the Preta Path, which allows him to absorb chakra, making most ninjutsu unusable on him. While in Sage Mode he can also absrb senjutsu chakra. Yoshitsune has also unlocked the ability of the Asura Path. This ability allows him to modify his body and make himself a living weapon by tranformings part into weapons. The Asura Attack allows him to change a limb into a blaster that fires blasts of chakra that also have an explosive effect. Yoshitsune can also use the Naraka Path for interrogation and use of the King of Hell, as when he catches hold of somebody he can make the King of Hell appear and hold them in place by seemingly paralyzing him. Yoshitsune has access to the Outer Path, being able to use it to form chakra rods that can transmit and recieve chakra, and use them as weapons. He can also uses these rods to form a powerful six-point barrier that he can use to contain the blast of his Sage Art: Star Ball Technique to keep its blast in a certain area. He can also form powerful chains of chakra with the Outer Path. Yoshitsune is also able to use the Animal Path, which allows him to summon animals connected to the Rinnegan, and the Human Path, which allows him to read the mind of somebody but also tear their soul out in the process, but doesn't use them in combat often so his talent with them is unknown. Yoshitsune is also capable of channeling the powers of his Sharingan through the Rinnegan as it is a direct evolution from it. As such he often mixes his Susanoo, Kamui, and Blaze Release into his combat style with the powerful eyes. Yoshitsune also has the potential for being able to use the other basic chakra natures, but has not been seen attempting to learn the ones he didn't have prior to gaining the Rinnegan.
Truly, ninjutsu is where Yoshitsune shines in battle. As previously stated, Yoshitsune has very high levels of chakra even among the standards of the Uchiha, being compared to a Tailed Beast on numerous occasions, which allows him to use many high level techniques in succession. Such techniques he use are often the Body Flicker Technique, a technique that allows Yoshitsune to move at high, nearly untraceable movements from short to long distances. Yoshitsune seems to let the cloud of smoke accompany it often to further disguise his movements. He also forms a large flaming barrier that contains what is inside and keeps out the exterior of it. Any thing on the outside that makes contact with the wall will be burned by its fiery nature.
Yoshitsune's affinity is the Fire Release and wields it with great skill. He was able to burn down a medium size base with his Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique, a technique that creates a large ball of fire. He also mastered powerful fire techniques such as the Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation, which creates a powerful wall of fire that damages a wide area. He can also form a massive stream of fire that can set large areas ablaze. One of his other major techniques is the Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance to form a spiraling flaming attack that expands greatly and moves very quickly making it difficult to avoid. Yoshitsune also uses the Fire Release: Dragon Flame Release Song Technique to blast many fireballs in the shape of dragon heads that burn the foe greatly with the slightest contact. Similar to that, he can create a storm of fireballs with strength to shatter earth walls, though this one seems to be far more widespread than the Dragon Flame Release Song Technique. It seems one of his favorite techniques is the Fire Release: Demon Lantern to create a swarm of burning demon heads that make a large burst of fire on impact. As he activated the Mangekyō Sharingan, Yoshitsune was also blessed with the highest-level fire technique Amaterasu. Said to burn with the heat of the sun, the fire ignites where Yoshitsune focuses his vision and is nearly unavoidable. The fire, though it burns rather slowly, incinerates all in its path making it one of the strongest techniques in Yoshitsune's vast arsenal.
He also knows a few Lightning Release techniques that he learned in honor of his brother. With the Lightning Beast Running Technique being his favorite lightning technique, he skillfully creates the wolf-like being of lightning to control it into attack many foes and can manipulate it so long as he does not stop flowing chakra to his hand. He also learned the Lightning Release: Depth Charge to send lightning around him for a moment before it strikes the target in a powerful bolt. Yoshitsune also can create a wave of electricity capable of destroying stone, and often uses this technique with a water technique. Another technique of his causes four stone pillars to shoot up and shoot lightning between them to immobilise and possibly harm its victim.
He also uses Water Release frequently and as such uses techniques such as the Water Release: Great Water Dragon Bullet, which hits foes with great power and speed, and has mastered it enough to use far less hand signs and water than normal. He also uses the Water Release: Water Mirror Technique, which counters techniques by mirroring them and sending out a reflection to cancel it out. The Uchiha also makes a sphere of water that has whips coming off it to cause great damage. Yoshitsune also uses the Water Release: Gunshot to create a powerful blat of water, which he says is similar to the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique, that can get stronger by taking advantage of gravity. Yoshitsune developed the Water Release: Mare Nostrum Technique, his most powerful water technique due to its piercing and cutting strength by acting as a water jet cutter and how it causes massive torrents of water upon contact. He often enhances his water techniques with lightning chakra.
Though he showed no signs at first, after gaining the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Yoshitsune began to manifest the power to shape annd control the flames of Amaterasu. With it he can use the technique Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi, a technique that lets him shape the fire into a variety of shapes such as a sword, a spiked shield, a spear, or even a ball that acts similarly to the Rasengan, a technique that Yoshitsune admires but never learned. He can also enhance the defence of his Susanoo ribcage with Amaterasu: Flame Wrapping Fire to make the flames wrap around as a second layered shield and make foes hesitant to attack. He also invented the Blaze Release: Great Fireball Technique, which is his signature technique. It combines the signature technique of the Uchiha with the power of Amaterasu. Yoshitsune also uses the Blaze Release: Yasaka Magatama to fire magatama-like projectiles from an orb of Amaterasu his Susanoo can form in one of its hands, as well as form a sword or arrow of black fire from the Amaterasu sphere. He can also create a vortex of black fire, and further strengthen it with help from his Kamui ability. His control of Amaterasu is noted to be superb, causing those who know of him to tremble in fear when he begins to use blaze in combat.
Even in the academy as a child, Yoshitsune showed skill with clone techniques. Quickly discarding the Clone Technique, Yoshitsune learned the technique that is mostly forbidden, the Shadow Clone Technique. This technique actually forms tangible clones by dividing the users that can experience things another clone or caster may not. When the clone bursts, the chakra disperses and returns to the caster which gives him all the knowledge the clone gained. Yoshitsune further uses this to create a few hundred clones to form an army of himself and so he can hide among them if needed to get ready for a technique or rest. He also combines them with Susanoo so he can form multiples of the colossus of chakra, though they only seem to be able to use it up to the complete form and usually only up to five clones do this at a time. Another tactic Yoshitsune uses is sending a shadow clone that will detonate, as the clone appears normal allowing Yoshitsune to send him as a suicide bomb or even fool foes into engaging him in battle. Combining his clones with kenjutsu allows him to use the Dance of the Crescent Moon which forms three clones to assault the foe at their blind spots simultaneously, making it highly difficult to stop all three usually making it end with a fatal wound to the foe. Yoshitsune also can combine his use of nature transformations into his clone, specifically his Lightning Release. With it he can create the Lightning Release Shadow Clone that can preform like a normal shadow clone, but when destroyed it will revert back into lightning and electrocute whatever it is touching. Yoshitsune also employs shadow clones for collecting natural energy from time to time so that he can enter Sage Mode and use various other senjutsu abilities, though this seems to be his least used method for gathering natural energy.
Years after joining the village, and as the world grew more and more chaotic, Yamaren Seija began fearing for the safety of the village and decided the best course of action would be teaching Yoshitsune the art of Sage Mode. Upon the peak of the Golden Mountain, an area in the Land of Origin that is rich with natural energy, Yamaren would begin the process of teaching Yoshitsune. After months of training, Yoshitsune was finally able to complete the form and enter the perfect Sage Mode. This was possible due to his large chakra reserves. As Yoshitsune was not taught by an animal in their territory, his Sage Mode is much like that of Hashirama Senju's. After activating it, pigmentation around his eyes darkens to a red color with two marks forming off them. On his forehead forms another mark, creating two circles with a dot in them, resembling a third eye. His eyes also become golden in color, though this does not effect his dōjutsu as they retain their average appearance in this mode. In this form his perception skills, reflexes, strength, speed, and stamina all increase greatly, as well as his ninjutsu, genjutsu and taijutsu becomes stronger too. His healing factor is also increased form. As he has no summoning animal, he must gather natural energy on his own, something that can be quite dangerous. As such Yoshitsune often gathers natural energy by using shadow clones or by doing it inside the protective body of Susanoo. Over time though, with more training, Yoshitsune became able to enter the form faster, taking mere seconds now. Also, since he does not have an animal summon he does not gain features like them, such as Yamaren being able to have brille from learning from the snakes.
Once he gathers the energy, he can finally mix the energy with his chakra to form senjutsu chakra. As such he was able to learn techniques such as the Sage Art: Inorganic Reincarnation, which allowsw living environment to due his bidding. This technique can be countered by extreme heat though. He also learned the Sage Art: Hymn of the World's End Technique, which allows him to transfer "life" into inanimate objects temporarily and control the now living environment to due his bidding. This technique can be countered by extreme heat though. He also learned the Sage Art: Hymn of the World's End Technique, which allows him to force the target to witness the end of the world by a large serpent-like dragon releasing his grasp that held the world together causing it to crumble, and the loss of the sun as the same dragon coils up and flies to eat it. The target is left only with eternal darkness, cold, and the sounds of various, hungry animals closing in on them from all around. The power of this technique makes Yoshitsune say it is on par with even the Tsukuyomi. Yoshitsune also uses Sage Mode to enhance his own invented technique, the Water Release: Mare Nostrum Technique, into the Sage Art: Twin Spears Mare Nostrum Technique, which simply makes two senjutsu-enhanced water spears that explode into a stronger torrent that due to speed can itself damage flesh. Yoshitsune learned the technique known as the Sage Art: Star Ball Technique, which gathers chakra and natural energy before Yoshitsune who will condense all the chakra and natural energy into a white sphere and fire the ball, causing it to act and mimic the power of the Tailed Beast Ball. He can also use Susanoo to make nine Star Balls that can be used in rapid fire or shot off in multiple directions, and this is also the technique that causes the most direct damage in Yoshitsune's arsenal. For both of these techniques, Yoshitsune can also break the blade of his Susanoo's sword off into the spheres, giving the blades a tremendous cutting ability before they detonate. Yoshitsune can also use his senjutsu chakra to increase the strength of his Blaze Release, being able to create what is known to be his most destructive technique named the Sage Art: Blaze Release: Magatama Great Eruption. This technique has the use of making his Susanoo fire a senjutsu-enhanced Blaze Release: Yasaka Magatama that moves far faster than the original, and upon landing erupts into large bursts of fire. Due to the rapid fire, it causes large scale damage to the area and is very difficult to avoid. This technique, though not as directly destructive as the Destruction of Nine Realms Technique, it cause the most because of the fire of Amaterasu bursting in wide explosions. Yoshitsune says he will only use this technique in a last-ditch effort to survive.
Yoshitsune eventually forged a sword which he uses with great skill. He imbues his fire and lightning chakras into the sword to increase its effectiveness. With it he was able to fight against powerful swordsman such as Sakin, Reitō, and Tokugawa at the same time and defeat all three of them. He has also defeated many members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, and claims to have bested each sword of the group. He is also confident in his abilities to claim he is a better swordsman than the general of the Land of Iron, who is the strongest of the samurai, though this may be simple boasting. From his time as an ANBU in Konohagakure he learned the Dance of the Crescent Moon. With his Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi Yoshitsune can also form a flexible sword of the holy fire that also can send out spikes in a projectile form for long-range coverage. Yoshitsune also has use of a chakra sword in conjunction with his Susanoo, to create highly destructive slashes capable of destroying mountains. He can also form a sword of black fire to incinerate foes with the large size and power it gains from the Susanoo. After manifesting the Rinnegan, Yoshitsune stopped carrying his sword with him. He used the ability it granted of manifesting chakra rods to form a blade more durable than most ninja tools, easily slicing through kunai and shuriken while leaving damage on regular swords. Yoshitsune seems to start most fights with his blade and his Sharingan activated to gauge his foes' style before using his stronger abilities. His main style seems to be high-speed slashes mixed with motions meant to disarm his foe if they are armed.
- Yoshitsune enjoys being with his family, swimming, reading, training, and learning new jutsu.
- Yoshitsune's favorite foods are steak and shrimp.
- Yoshitsune fears geckos and frogs.
- Yoshitsune has done 219 missions: 105 D-rank, 51 C-rank, 46 B-rank, 10 A-rank, and 7 S-rank.
- Yoshitsune wishes to fight Madara Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha.
- His Susanoo's sword in the perfect Susanoo form is based off the appearance of "Tensa Zangetsu" during the "The Lost Substitute Shinigami arc" in the "Bleach" series.
- The way Yoshitsune unlocked Kamui is based on how in the Third Databook it hints that Mangekyō Sharingan users can access the technique through training the eye intensely.
- Yoshitsune and his moniker, Senbonzakura, are both references to Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, one of the first non-manga/anime stories from Japan I learned about.
- Yoshitsune shares his birthday with me.
- "Fate only gets one so far, once you get there you must make the rest yourself."
- (To an opponent) "If you ever insult my family again, you will not remain on your feet."
- "When you try to master something you will either succeed or fail, but in the attempt you will find your true value."
- "Immortality is a pathetic dream that the weak cling to in hopes of gaining respect and fear. The Sage of the Six Paths, Madara Uchiha, and Hashirama Senju are all examples of this, death comes to even the most powerful of beings. Many supposed "immortals" have died time and time again. As shinobi we fight, and we die to finally rest. In that rest we watch our friends and family persevere and continue in life until they, like us, die and join us in rest. We continue watching their children, their children's children, and so on until a time finally comes were all this senseless violence stops on its own."
- (To an opponent) "Look into these mirrors, and fall asleep in its reflection."
- (To Ninigi) "What is blood? The Uchiha and Senju are hailed as the greatest clans, but why? Surely Ninigi, we come from strong families, but why is the attention always on us? We are all human, we breath the same air, eat the same food, fight for something, and live for something. And id this proof of us as human? We are also in conflict. Like all humans in the world, we are constantly pitting against one another. Perhaps it is our attempt to think that we are superior that has caused us to fight so heavily, instead of with others. Humans are a cunning creature, we all adapt to the same situations but in our own ways."