Post Reply Itachi Uchiha: Possibly a good guy
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From the moment we learned that Sasuke Uchiha had a brother who was said to have killed his entire clan, we labeled him an evil Bad-Ass. Now, this is probably the case, but I would like to show that he could also be a good guy in the sense of an Anti-Hero. We could relate him to such characters as Snape from Harry Potter (I won't go into it for those who haven't read it yet). Remember Itachi Uchiha is a Genius.

I'm going to point out a few things

1.First, I'd like to point out Itachi's appearence. He has no dirt, blood, or even a scratch on him. I seriously doubt that one of the most powerful clans in Konoha couldn't land a single hit on Itachi.

2.Also, look at his reaction to his dead parents bodies. While he may be verbalizing his motive he lacks all conviction in his face. If he indeed killed his clan to measure his capacity, I would expect some sort of conviction or self-appreciation since he indeed measured his capacity.

3. No one was there when Itachi killed his clan. Also, from the looks of it, the people were slain some time before Sasuke returned home. The only reason we even suspect Itachi Uchiha of the slaughter is because we take his genjutsu as fact. Sasuke learned of the events through Itachi Mangekyou Sharingan and the Genjutsu he cast. Genjutsu's by their very nature are illusions and most if not all genjutsu's shown thus far have been false.

Now lets Disect Itachi's overall attitude, since he is a cold hearted killer with no bonds at all...right?

When Itachi first returned to Konoha to search for Naruto he was quick to make sure no one was hurt.

1.He put the first nobody guard to sleep

2.He took his time to stay hidden and even have a snack.

3.During his battle with Kakashi, Asuma and Kurenai, notice all of his attacks. He even tried to diffuse the situation before the battle. None are designed to kill, just to incapacitate. Kurenai was counter jutsued and even though Itachi pulled a knife Kurenai disabled him before the strike. Then he used taijutsu to beat her down. He aimed for Kakashi's legs with the suiton and made other jutsu's more obvious to certain people (exploding clone). The only reason he used MS was because it was the fastest way to incapacitate the only real current threat. He probably could've killed him if he wanted. In the end he even ran away.

4. When he met Naruto he made sure no to hurt him. He could have put him to sleep an carried him away before Jiraya showed up, but no, he calmly asked him to join him. Also, he was quite sure to stand between Naruto and Kisame (Nut job). When Sasuke attacked he beat him to a pulp just to make sure Sasuke knew he was still weak. To ensure he got much stronger.


Next time we see him is in the forest when Naruto and Co. are on the way to Gaaras Rescue.

1. Notice how even when he has Naruto in a Genjutsu he does nothing to truely hurt him. He tosses a Shuriken at him to scratch him...and did anyone else notice his illusion seemed to be designed to push Naruto. He played on his fear of losing his friends which may give Naruto a reason to get much stronger. Almost as if he is manipulting Sasuke AND Naruto.

2. He can perform jutsu that Kakashi can't keep up with, but he clearly uses visible hand signs when fighting Kakashi, giving him a chance to fight back.

3. This was also him only at 30% power and he truely was only supposed to stall them. If he was fighting for his life in his real body he could have easily taken out Chiyo,Sakura and maybe even Kakashi, taking Naruto in the End.

How hes back, back again, itachi is back..tell a....well you get it.

1.Next time we see him he and Kisame are walking and Kisame nearly accuses him of crying. As the AK dwindles and their goal is being attained, does he feel his connection to them fading? Also, the mear fact he shows emotion making him more human then before.

2. When he runs into Naruto he is almost smiling when Naruto tells him that he still cares about Sasuke, almost like Sasuke still has a family to go to. Also, lets not forget the biggest fact, he didn't want to fight Naruto at all. Just talk to him. He clearly wasn't lying because he had ample opportunity to get him but instead defended and supposedly told Naruto want he wanted to say. (I personally believe he told him to go to the Uchiha's Hideout since he now knows Sasuke is strong enough to at least kill Dierdra. His plan may be coming to fruition)

3. During his battle with Sasuke he did nothing to attack even though he had the element of surprise and first strike. Sharingan already equipped he probably just wanted to gauge Sasuke, and in the end just wanted to tell Sasuke that he wanted to see him at the Hide-out.


Other then the supposed Uchiha Massacre, Itachi Uchiha has NEVER been on the offensive. The second battle Kakashi wasn't meant to kill him just to stall. He has always been on the defensive. Even in the AK meetings he rarely to never talks. He just carefully watches. Other people voice thier opinons soundly, but not Itachi.

Also, lets compare Gaaras capture to Naruto.

Itachi was Konoha native, Sasori was sand native
Diedra was a crazy mofo, Kisame is a crazy mofo
The sands gaurds were murdered, the leafs were simply to put to sleep
Gaara was captures right away in a grand attack, Itachi has a tasty treat and walked around.
Gaara was captured because the entire village was nearly killed, Itachi politely asked naruto to walk with him.

I think you get it. Itachi, the supposed badass of badassery, doesn't do anything to hurt his assigned jinchikuri. The only difference between the two experiences is Sasori and Itachi's methods. Diedra and kisame and BOTH subordiante to thier suprierors, both have flashy attacks and the such.

I think I covered all of Itachis encounters, if not could someone point it out.

Itachi may not be as evil as people think he his. He may just be misunderstood genius who is more insightful into the future nin then anyone else.
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Hmmm interesting but give the latest manga a check and you'll see more on Itachi. One Manga and Manga Volume should have it if you're looking.
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my friend told me that itachi killed his whole clan was becuz they were gonna kill sasuke so he killed them for his little brother......then at the manga he pretended to want saskue's eyes but he fought sasuke so that sasuke could use up all his chakra and then Itachi could force Oroshimaru out of sasuke.....
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yes he is a good guy
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