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 and was raised by Kazesō, though when he got older he fled the village due to learning the reasons behind the massacre. Later in life, Yoshitsune has been labeled as an S-rank ninja. Yoshitsune has also gained the status of being a sage, and later had Inari, his village's tailed beast, sealed into him to stabilize the powerful beast. This made him become a jinchūriki, as well as Inari's first jinchūriki.
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). Due to his fame in the shinobi world, Yoshitsune has been given various titles and monikers. 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). This title is said to be Yoshitsune's personal favorite. 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).
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 as best he could, but ultimately died as a result. 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. The transplant successfully gave him the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, as well as the power of Blaze Release. 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 Ryūō would also join as a redeeming act. Slowly, Yoshitsune's attitude change. He desired village, one free of previous wars that could be a safe haven. Finding an island and with the help of his team and the locals, he created Land of Origin. Here, with the help of the locals once more, formed the new village Gingagakure. He became the first Genkage of the village. Later in life, Yoshitsune began to develop a stronger variant of the disease that killed Itachi Uchiha and Kimimaro. The disease was still considered to be fatal to all who caught it as no cure was yet developed. Ninigi, to prevent Yoshitsune from dying early in life, had some of his DNA implanted into Yoshitsune. The Senju's life force was enough to fight the disease back and cure Yoshitsune, as well as grant him Wood Release. The surgery, while risky, proved to be successful as the two men were compatiable due to them having the same blood types. Unlike many genetic transfers, Ninigi's face did not grow on Yoshitsune's body anywhere. This is likely due to the transplant being done by professional medical ninja. This not only saved Yoshitsune's life and gave him Wood Release, but also gave Yoshitsune a deeper appreciation for friends, or as he calls them, his family, and stronger respect for his brotherly-figure Ninigi. 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 many days of this harsh training 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' origins, 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). Ginga would eventually decide it needed a tailed beast in case of the Five Great Shinobi Countries decided to attack it. They sent Yoshitsune to solve this issue. Having located the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Yoshitsune used the remaining chakra of Kurama still inside it to form a new tailed beast kitsune, that he would name Inari. After it was restrained by Yoshitsune, Ninigi, Sakin, Dendō Kangoku, and Shidakō Aburame, it was sealed into Yoshitsune due to Yoshitsune's strong chakra and lifeforce, making Yoshitsune become a Jinchūriki. Inari at first was insane due to a lack of balance between yin and yang, but after being allowed to consume Yoshitsune's chakra it balanced out and grew its own personality. Yoshitsune and Inari work together well, as Yoshitsune became what is considered a "perfect jinchūriki" with training.
Yoshitsune, much like other 'archaic' members of the Uchiha clan, bears the appearance of their noble birth coursing through his veins strongly. His formerly detached and cold persona immediately translates to the stance he takes in daily life: upright, but with a slight slouch to represent his detached state of mind. One particular portion of his appearance is his figure. He is relatively tall, but holds a lean and trim figure, which, combined with the various experiences he has been through, is highly muscular and littered with some scars almost everywhere. This is combined with his spiky black hair that faces towards his right, obscuring a portion of his angular, handsome, face and strikingly cold black eyes, morphing into the image of an Uchiha.
In later years, Yoshitsune begun to wore a sleeveless dark brown shirt with a high, golden bordered collar and pants of a matching colot. On his feet her wore typical, ninja-style sandals. 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. He adopted this necklace after battling his brother, who wore it before him.
Later, Yoshitsune changes his main attire again. Replacing much of his old casual clothes, he began to weat a simple long-sleeved, black, v-necked shirt He also replaced his old brown pants with a new pair of black pants nearly the same style, with white bandages on the shins some what like Madara Uchiha's. He also retains the same style of black sandals. Yoshitsune no longer wears his brother magatama necklace, as he had finally returned it to Yorinori's grave.
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. These moments often arise from insults directed at his village and his villagers.
Despite these changes though, Yoshitsune retains his kindness and loving nature. At times he is even called jovial. He extends this care and friendship to his friends and team. 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 Ryūō 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 can 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. In battle, while retaining respect, is also known to compliment his foes, which some interpret as him mocking them. Despite his kindness, Yoshitsune is also known to have random bouts of egotism and can become arrogant, due to Yoshitsune still having a prideful nature.
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. 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. After having Ninigi Senju's DNA implanted in him, he also gained the stronger physical energy and life force of the Senju. His already great stamina was increased too. Furthermore, the Senju's power seems to have given him an accelerated healing factor.
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. Another allows him to make the target believe the sun is fading from the sky, plunging the world into a soundless, dark, and cold environment. 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. Yoshitsune also enhances his Sharingan's illusions with yin-based chakra.
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 with the bodies of some of the enemy shinobi and Kazesō's deceased body. Yoshitsune, seeing the bloody remains of his sensei, activated his Mangekyō Sharingan for the first time, 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's. 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. He, like his basic Sharingan genjutsu, can enhance it with yin-chakra. 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 silver 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. Furthermore, Yoshitsune's Mangekyō is known to be a "Straight Tomoe" (直巴, Choku Tomoe), which grants him an even higher capability of reading and predicting his opponents movements as well as fluidly act accordingly to it.
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.
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 yatagan 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 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 goes from being a yatagan to a katana in shape. 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 reflects Yoshitsune's Sage Mode markings on itself when he enters the form.
Many years after obtaining the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, DNA from Ninigi Senju, 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. Pushed into using his eye's full power and Sage Mode, Yōkai was about to strike Yoshitsune in his exhaustion with hundreds of explosive tags. As they flew 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. The number of tags proved to be powerful, shattering the ice into pieces. Yoshitsune was able to use Susanoo to avoid much of the attack's damage 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 with the chakra from the Senju DNA he had, the two clans' chakra merged with natural energy to create a highly powerful strand of senjutsu chakra. This chakra was closer to that of the Sage of the Six Paths, and as it carried the components of both of the Sage's descendants, the Rinnegan sprung forth. Also, as it evolved from his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, Yoshitsune possesses the ability to switch back and forth between his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan and his Rinnegan at will, as well as deactivate it all together.
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. Yoshitsune similarly uses the Rinbo: Hengoku, which he calls a "multiple burst Shinra Tensei", which describes how it creates multiple waves of repulsive energy capable of knocking down even the largest of foes. Yoshitsune uses this technique in other ways such as making one wave hit the upper body in one direction and the lower body in the opposite direction to make the target spin in a rapid way. 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. After using a technique from the Deva Path, Yoshitsune requires a cooldown period until he can use it again. 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 absorb 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 seems to use these rods in a fashion similar to the Shikotsumyaku. He protects himself from the blast with a Sage Mode-enhanced Susanoo, as the armour becomes much stronger. Yoshitsune can also use the rods to exert his will over those pierced by them, and often uses this in combination with one of his other techniques. He can also form powerful chains of chakra with the Outer Path. Yoshitsune is able to use the Animal Path, which allows him to summon animals connected to the Rinnegan, such as a strange, golden phoenix-dragon hybrid and an eight-legged horse. While used in combat some times, Yoshitsune uses these beasts for travel more often than not. Yoshitsune also is able to use the Human Path, which allows him to read the mind of somebody but also tear their soul out in the process. Yoshitsune doesn't use the Animal or Human Paths 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, Blaze Release, and his Sharingan's many illusions into his combat style with the powerful set of eyes. Yoshitsune also gained the ability to use all of the basic chakra nature transformations, and has, over time, mastered them all alongside Blaze and Wood Releases.
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. He also forms a large flaming barrier that contains what is inside and keeps out the exterior of it. Anything 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.
While fire is Yoshitsune's main element, he also uses two other basic natures in combat more often than the other basic ones excluding fire. He possesses knowledge on Lightning Release, and has been shown to use a few techniques with it. He seemed to learn this nature 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. Yoshitsune also can create a wave of electricity capable of destroying stone, and often uses this technique with a water technique. The other nature Yoshitsune uses frequently is Water Release, and as such uses techniques that create such constructs as a sphere of water that has whips coming off it to cause great damage. 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, giving it stronger cutting abilities and a painful, evn deadly, shock.
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. This ability is known as the Blaze Release. 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. 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.
Thanks to his Rinnegan, Yoshitsune can also use Earth Release, Wind Release, Yin Release, Yang Release, and Yin–Yang Release. He does not usually use these transformations in combat as he is not as skilled in their use as opposed to his other natures. Yoshitsune is known to use simple chakra flow to put wind-chakra into weapons, namely his chakra rods, to increase their cutting ability. Yoshitsune's use of wind also includes flowing it into his fire-based technique to increase their power. Yoshitsune also uses yin chakra in combination with his Sharingan to make the illusions it forms even stronger.
Later in life, Yoshitsune began to fall to a strong illness. Ninigi Senju had some of his powerful DNA implanted into Yoshitsune. The Senju's life force cured the disease, and also granted Yoshitsune the power of Ninigi's Wood Release. Wood Release is born by merging the water and earth natures, both of which Yoshitsune had prior to gaining Ninigi's DNA. Ninigi would serve as a teacher to Yoshitsune for this ability. With the new power, Yoshitsune can transform part of his body into wooden branches that can be used versatile ways. The most common is to throw the spear at great speeds to easily pierce foes' flesh, and with a simple hand seal make the spear erupt into branching parts to skewer the foe. One way Yoshitsune also uses this is to throw spears around his for and make them erupt to form a prison of sorts. These spears can also be used as a sword of sorts. Yoshitsune can form a wooden dragon that can be used for many purposes. Along with offensive needs, and can also restrain and absorb foes chakra, even from beings such as the Tailed Beasts. Yoshitsune also gained the powerful ability to form a massive forest in which he could manipluate and control for his use. This technique makes the terrain his with the possiblity of making it a constant flux of shape. The final technique Ninigi taught Yoshitsune was one originally made by Ninigi himself. By merging Yin–Yang Release with his wood, Yoshitsune can create the Wood Release: Cradling Seeds of Blooming Life Technique. With this, Yoshitsune makes wooden warriors of his design come from the trees he controls, and gives them life with yin–yang. As these warrior are truly alive, they don't always follow Yoshitsune's command and may even ignore or attack him. After gaining the Rinnegan, Yoshitsune can insert a chakra receiver into them and exert his will over them by force. These warriors, due to their yin–yang nature, are immune to most forms of ninjutsu. They prove to be weak to extremely high leveled fire techniques and senjutsu. Like Ninigi, Yoshitsune also uses yang chakra to enhance the power of his wood techniques overall.
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. Yoshitsune is also able to form a wooden clone, as well as a mass version that creates many clones. The wooden clones prove to be more durable than the shadow clone. They also can travel longer distances, communicate with Yoshitsune, and information can be gathered from the clone by a simple touch, which changes the shape of the clone. The clones can also be changed into a seed that can be used for tracking. Like his normal shadow clones, Yoshitsune can make the wooden clones use Susanoo as well, but with the wooden clones the typical number of five is enhanced up to twenty.
Yoshitsune is known to not use taijutsu often as it is not his perferred style. Despite this, he is relatively skilled and strong in the use of taijutsu, due to his great strength and stamina. While still not his preferred, he has grown to use it more often after learning a bit from Ninigi Senju and Sakin. Using his great speed, he has shown a wide range of physical assaults with barrages of strong punches and powerful kicks. He also uses more unorthodox methods, such as slamming his head into foes as a powerful headbutt, despite this proving to hurt him as well. Along with sheer strength, his stamina allows him to maintain powerful stikes, punches, and hits with little to now weakening even after a long period of time. Yoshitsune seems to focus on hitting joints to disable foes, and is not above breaking a foe's bone in an area to defeat them.
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 a short time 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 that are characteristic of an animal, such as Yamaren being able to have brille from learning from the snakes.
Yoshitsune is able to apply senjutsu in his techniques, and has made some unique techniques he can only use while in Sage Mode. An example of this is how Yoshitsune 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, in itself, damage flesh of does hit by it with great ease. 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 can also enter Sage Mode while using the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and Tailed Beast Mode by balancing his chakra, Inari's chakra, and natural energy all at once, further amplifying the power of both.
Main article: Yoshitsune Uchiha's Jinchūriki Forms Yoshitsune serves as the host for the tailed beast that he had named Inari, who is essentially a clone of Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox of Konohagakure. Inari was sealed into Yoshitsune by Dendō Kangoku using a seal which acts some what like the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style, allowing the chakra of Inari to more easily be used by Yoshitsune. With Yoshitsune already possessing tailed beast level chakra reserves, the addition of Inari proved to upgrade his reserves monstrously. Inari can also disrupt genjutsu-based attacks on Yoshitsune, making most attempts useless on him. This gives Yoshitsune near-immunity to illusions. When Yoshitsune begins tapping into its chakra reserves, it greatly supplements his own chakra and increases his strength and speed in the process. It also augments Yoshitsune's healing power, able to regenerate lost flesh within seconds with no lingering signs. This further increases his previous healing abilities as well. Yoshitsune can request chakra from Inari, and due to their friendly terms, Inari grants it. Most times, Yoshitsune doesn't have to ask for it, as Inari will supply it when Yoshitsune needs it. With it Yoshitsune can enter an intial form in which his hair becomes spikier and his eyes change from black to red with slitted, fox-like pupils. His canine teeth and nails also lengthen and sharpen. Depending on the amount of chakra, he can get red chakra surrounding him that moves in a wave-like motion. In this form, Yoshitsune can make chakra-enhanced roars capable fo great damage, that further increases in stronger forms. Version 1 also increase his strength, speed, and stamina for each tail he grows. He becomes more animalistic and aggresive in this form, but later becomes friends with Inari and is able to use this form harmlessly. Yoshitsune can also use Version 2, which is the tailed beast's chakra being converted into a humanoid shape, granting the jinchūriki an edge in battle without completely releasing the beast itself. This form makes Yoshitsune seem like a miniature Inari, completed by, normally, sproating nine tails in this form. In this form Yoshitsune can also form a skeleton to act as armour or to increase the power of his attacks. The regenerative abilities granted to him as Inari's jinchūriki constantly heals the damage dealt, but in the long run it shortens his lifespan through the constant destruction and creation of cells. As such, Yoshitsune rarely uses the form. Yoshitsune can also partially manifest Inari, such as sprouting his tails or make his arm become Inari's for defense or to increase his close combat abilities.
The main usage of being a jinchūriki Yoshitsune uses is his ability to use the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. Unlike the other forms, Yoshitsune is shrouded in white chakra that moves in a flame-like motion and his seal becomes visible. His eyes also change from black to red. This form also does not physically alter him. His speed in this form is so drastic that many have issues in determining if it was a use of the Body Flicker Technique in a highly advanced form. His strength allows him to easily shatter stones and barriers. This is the primary form Yoshitsune uses. Yoshitsune is also able to use the Tailed Beast Mode formed by Yoshitsune and Inari fully melding their chakra. This also happened rather quickly due to them becoming friends. The shroud changes its appearance in which the shroud splits and forms a cloak of chakra. The shroud reveals a black undergarment that has the same design as the previous from but in reversed coloring. Three magatama form on each side of the cloak's high collar. Yoshitsune's eyes also mirror Inari's, retaining the red color from the restrained form while gaining slitted fox-like pupils. Once again, his speed, strength, and stamina are all augmented higher. This further makes Yoshitsune deadly, as he becomes one of the fastest shinobi in existance with the strength of a tailed beast. Yoshitsune can also create a full-scale, chakra replica of Inari in this form that holds all the power of the true Inari. With this form, unlike truly transforming into the flesh-and-blood Inari, Yoshitsune can use his other abilities. As such, Yoshitsune can preform acts such as armouring the Inari replica with Susanoo. Yoshitsune can also enhance it with Sage Mode by balancing his chakra, Inari's chakra, and natural energy all at once. Yoshitsune can also do both of these things at the same time. Yoshitsune can also use this form to create the powerful Tailed Beast Ball, which can be used to make a powerful explosion or destructive wave, and its rapid fire variant. When armoured with Susanoo, Yoshitsune can also break the blades of his Susanoo's swords into the spheres. Also, due to his nature of possessing both a tailed beast and Sage Mode, as well as chakra highly similar to he Sage of the Six Paths, by merging Inari's chakra and his senjutsu chakra he can create the Truth-Seeking Balls. With these spheres, he can take them and reshape them into new tools. He can make them physical or tangible at will. He can fire the spheres as projectiles. Due to their yin–yang nature, they can nullify ninjutsu, and also due to their senjutsu nature the spheres can only be disrupted by other senjutsu techniques. He can only use this technique when he uses Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and Sage Mode in unison. The moment he activates the technique though, he can't deactivate until he leaves one or both forms, though this does not prevent him from using other techniques. He normally forms nine spheres, though Yoshitsune can will more to form. Yoshitsune is considered by many to be a "perfect jinchūriki".
Like many shinobi, Yoshitsune has been trained in the usage of various weapons. From a young age, he was taught the handling of many weapons, such as the very basic shuriken and kunai handling. He excelled in the marksmanship, as was able to pierce the many targets dead-on or close to it. Yoshitsune also knows how to counter many tools and reverse them against their wielder. Using one of his abilities, Yoshitsune can create makeshift weapons on the spot, and as such does not carry any weapons on him on a regular basis. He often uses this to make a sword or a staff.
Yoshitsune eventually obtained a sword which he uses with great skill. He imbues his fire and lightning chakra into the sword to increase its effectiveness. With it he was able to fight against powerful swordsman such as Reitō, and Tokugawa at the same time and defeat both 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 is known to 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. He also flows his wind-based chakra through the rods to increase there cutting power, and mostly throws them like javelins. 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, and attempt to disable them.
Yoshitsune, throughout life, has had surgery and transplants to his body. One such transplant was the removal of his eyes and the replacing of them with his brother's eyes. This transplant proved to be successful, allowing Yoshitsune to gain the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, making it so he would never have to fear becoming blind from the use of his Mangekyō Sharingan's powers. He would also have DNA from Ninigi Senju implanted into him by Ninigi to cure him of a disease. The lifeforce of the DNA was able to cure him completely. From this, Yoshitsune gained Ninigi's Wood Release, as well as the Senju's life force and body of the Sage. The body allowed his physical abilites, like strength, speed, and stamina, to increase and gave him an enhanced regenerative ability, being able to heal from wounds much faster than normal.
Yoshitsune displays keen sense and great awareness, and has had such skills sense childhood. Such skills are deemed simple, but can truly keep their user alive. Yoshitsune is also quick to discern the nature of a person, if they are friendly or hostile, if they mean to help of do nothing. As Yoshitsune doesn't care for violence, he also possesses great reasoning skill to try and evade unneeded conflict. Yoshitsune is also perceptive, being able to analyze and break down a technique quickly. Yoshitsune can also decieve others well, as well as see through deception. Yoshitsune can quickly plan for a battle too, by analyzing his foe he quickly formulate a plan suited for them. Yoshitsune is also a skilled and adept learner. This is shown by his ability to quickly learn Sage Mode, the power and use of Ninigi Senju's Wood Release, and learn all the elements granted to him by the Rinnegan, for a few examples. He was also able to quickly master use of Inari's chakra, being able to use the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode as a result.
Yoshitsune's knowledge of history is also expanive. Yoshitsune has studied the histoty of the great nations like Konohagakure, Sunagakure, Kirigakure, Kumogakure, and Iwagakure, as well as lesser villages like Otogakure and Amegakure. He also holds strong knowledge of the great Land of Iron. He applies this history when fighting foes of these different places to try and guess what their fighting style may be. Yoshitsune also possesses knowledge of the Akatsuki and the Shinobi World Wars. With the activation of his Rinnegan, Yoshitsune went on to read the tablet hidden in the Naka Shrine and gained the knowledged it possessed of the Shinju, the theft made by Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, better known as the "Sage of the Six Paths", and of how he defeated the Ten-Tails, made the tailed beasts from his chakra, imprisoned the body in a rock formation made by his Chibaku Tensei that would become the moon, and gave the human race chakra. He also learned the story of the elder son and younger son of the Sage and how the younger was chosen, causing the elder to be fueled by hatred, and how from the elder came the Uchiha clan and from the younger the Senju clan. Thanks to Inari having knowledge from Kurama, Yoshitsune also knows the names of all the tailed beasts, and he is one of the few to refer to them by name.
- Yoshitsune enjoys relaxing, music, swimming, reading, and training.
- Yoshitsune's favorite foods are beef, seafood, and potatoes, and dislikes vegetarian and vegan dishes.
- 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.
- Yoshitsune is known to be a direct descendant of Madara, and as a member of the Uchiha clan is a descendant of Indra as well. Yoshitsune contrasts these two, and the majority of the Uchiha clan, as he is not as affected by the Curse of Hatred, and has a mindset more like Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, Asura, and the Senju clan.
- Yoshitsune and his moniker, "Senbonzakura", are both references to Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, one of the first stories from Japan I learned about that was not anime or manga.
- Yoshitsune shares his birthday with me.
- Yoshitsune is meant to represent Madara had he taken a different path.
- Yoshitsune is for fanfiction only and will not be used in roleplays.
- "Fate only gets one so far, once you get there you must make the rest yourself."
- "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."