So I was watching Itachi’s story as part of Naruto Shippuuden anime lately and thought why not make a list of Itachi’s awesomeness? While Uchiha Itachi isn’t my favorite character in the popular shounen series, he’s one of the well-liked characters by fans worldwide. I know I have a few friends who think he’s so cool too.
The list is based on the episodes of Itachi’s story I’d watched recently. Without further ado, here’s why Uchiha Itachi is so great!
In the first episode, a very young Itachi is already seen questioning about life. He sees the joy of new life as well as the sorrow of deaths. Itachi notices changes around him at such young age.
2. Skilled Fighter
You throw stones at me? I’m gonna throw stones at your stones – Itachi’s thoughts. And he silent his enemies with just that. Even he isn’t a skilled fighter, I don’t think he can so easily rise through the ranks in ninja world eh?
3. Peace Lover
Itachi’s a natural peace lover, always looking on the bright side of things. He was excited to explore Uchiha’s new living area after the clan was assigned to stay at a place outside the village.
He was also seen hating his father for asking him to focus on improving his skills instead of mourning the death of his teammate when he first unlocked his sharingan.
4. Family Guy
This is especially apparent when Sasuke was just born. Itachi would take care of his little brother when their parents are out and about. He’s always seen taking care and protecting Sasuke.
It’s true that he turned his back on his clan when he became a double agent. However, that doesn’t change the fact that he’s always looking out for his dear brother. Even after his exile.
5. Quick Learner
Now we know why Sasuke’s father is so disappointed with him when he couldn’t do their family’s jutsu at first try. Itachi managed to successfully perform Fireball Jutsu even before their father teach him. He only saw the old man doing it once and he scored!
He also impressed Shishui with his quick learning abilities too.
6. Hero At Heart
Since he was a kid, Itachi’s already a little hero. He was first seen playing hero to that little girl during Kyuubi crisis. But we already know that he’s a hero, don’t we? He sacrificed himself for the greater good of Konoha when he chose the most difficult path of life to walk on.
Longtime followers of the series already know that Itachi’s a smart guy. He graduated from the academy after just one year! Not long after that, he activated his sharingan and recruited to be an ANBU captain.
But he’s not just book smart, so to speak. He’s also smart enough to make clone of himself to attend boring classes on his behalf!
Itachi seems to be always blaming himself when he couldn’t help others. Everyone thought he’s an exceptional ninja, but he thought otherwise. He always refer to himself humbly and wish he can do more things for other people. He’s constantly wishing to be useful and helping those in need.
On that bloody night, his father also noted that he’s a kind child as Itachi cried before taking the lives of his parents.
There you have it! 8 reasons that made Itachi so, so great!
Note: Itachi’s story runs from episode 451 to 458 in Naruto Shippuden.