Mikoto Uchiha was a jonin-level shinobi from Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan. She was the wife of Fugaku Uchiha, the leader of the clan, and the mother of Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha, two of the most prominent characters in the Naruto series.
She was also a close friend of Kushina Uzumaki, the mother of Naruto Uzumaki, the protagonist of the series. Mikoto played a minor role in the anime, but her character had a significant impact on the story and the development of her sons.
All about Mikoto Uchiha
- Birthdate: June 1
- Sex: Female
- Age: Part I: 35
- Status: Deceased
- Height: Part I: 162.6 cm
- Weight: Part I: 48.9 kg
- Blood type: A
- Occupation: Housewife
- Affiliation: Konohagakure
- Clan: Uchiha Clan
Mikoto Uchiha’s Background
Mikoto was born into the Uchiha clan, one of the four noble clans of Konoha and the descendants of Indra Ōtsutsuki, the elder son of the Sage of Six Paths. The Uchiha clan was renowned for their powerful Sharingan, a kekkei genkai that granted them enhanced perception, genjutsu, and various other abilities. Mikoto inherited the Sharingan from her ancestors and became a skilled ninja, achieving the rank of jōnin.
Mikoto married Fugaku Uchiha, the leader of the Uchiha clan and the captain of the Konoha Military Police Force. Together, they had two sons: Itachi and Sasuke.
Mikoto loved her family dearly and was a gentle and kind mother to her children. She was especially fond of Sasuke, who was more attached to her than to his father. She often comforted him and encouraged him to pursue his dreams.
Mikoto was also a good friend of Kushina Uzumaki, the wife of Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage of Konoha. Kushina was the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails, a powerful tailed beast that was sealed inside her by her clan.
Mikoto met Kushina when they were both young and became close over time. They shared their joys and sorrows, and supported each other as mothers and wives. Mikoto was one of the few people who knew that Naruto was the son of Minato and Kushina, and hoped that he and Sasuke would become friends someday.
Mikoto Uchiha’s Personality
Mikoto was a very gentle and kind woman, but could also be stern and strict when she needed to be, as seen when Itachi came back from the Academy and she told Sasuke that he could not play because he had homework.
She loved her sons deeply and knew how to help them with their problems. Mikoto cared for and also held high respect for her husband as well and understood the importance of his position as the Uchiha clan leader and was a dutiful and loyal wife to him.
She also gave Sasuke advice and tried to reassure him about his brother, Itachi. She was a very good mother, seeing as how Sasuke was able to talk to her better than his father. At one point, in order to cheer Sasuke up, she says that when she and Fugaku are sometimes alone, Sasuke is all he talked about.
Although she was Itachi’s mother, she, like other clan members, grew suspicious of his strange behaviour toward the end, but regardless of that, she still cared deeply about her eldest son, offering comforting words before allowing herself and her husband to be killed by Itachi himself.
Mikoto Uchiha’s Appearance
Mikoto was a fair-skinned woman with long, straight black hair with bangs hanging on either side of her face to roughly frame her cheeks and black eyes. She wore a simple dark purple blouse with a red-plum skirt and a light-yellow apron normally worn over it.
Back when Sasuke was only an infant, she wore a brown blouse similar to the purple one she wore, a dark purple skirt, blue shinobi sandals and the bangs on either side of her face were shown to be considerably longer.
Mikoto’s Role in the Story
Mikoto’s role in the story was mostly related to the events of the Uchiha Clan Downfall, a tragic incident that occurred before the start of the series. The Uchiha clan was dissatisfied with the treatment they received from the Konoha leadership, who suspected them of being behind the Nine-Tails’ attack on the village.
The Uchiha clan planned a coup d’état to overthrow the government and take control of Konoha. However, Itachi, who was a double agent for the Anbu, betrayed his clan and massacred them with the help of Tobi, a mysterious masked man who claimed to be Madara Uchiha, the legendary founder of the clan.
Mikoto and Fugaku were the last ones to be killed by Itachi, who spared Sasuke, his younger brother. Mikoto did not resist or fight back, but accepted her fate with grace and dignity. She told Itachi that she understood his reasons and that she still loved him as her son.
She also asked him to take care of Sasuke, who was the only survivor of the clan. Itachi, who was deeply conflicted and pained by his actions, killed his parents with tears in his eyes.
Mikoto’s death, along with the rest of the clan, had a profound effect on Sasuke, who witnessed the massacre as a child. He became consumed by hatred and vengeance, and vowed to kill Itachi and avenge his clan. He left Konoha and joined Orochimaru, a rogue ninja who offered to train him and give him more power.
He eventually succeeded in killing Itachi, but learned that he was actually a loyal shinobi who sacrificed his reputation and happiness to protect Konoha and Sasuke from a greater threat. Sasuke then changed his goal to destroying Konoha and its leaders, who he blamed for manipulating Itachi and causing the downfall of his clan.
Mikoto’s death also affected Naruto, who learned that she was his mother’s friend and that Sasuke was his best friend’s brother. Naruto empathized with Sasuke’s pain and loneliness, and tried to bring him back to Konoha and redeem him from his dark path.
He also inherited his mother’s will of fire, a strong sense of loyalty and love for his village and comrades. Naruto and Sasuke eventually clashed in a final battle, where they both lost an arm and reconciled their differences. They then worked together to stop Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, the progenitor of chakra and the ultimate enemy of the shinobi world.
Mikoto’s Personality and Abilities
Mikoto was a gentle and kind woman, who cared deeply for her family and friends. She was also stern and strict when she needed to be, as seen when she scolded Sasuke for not doing his homework or when she sensed something wrong with Itachi.
She was loyal to her clan, but also valued peace and harmony. She was not involved in the coup d’état plot, and did not harbor any ill will towards Konoha or its leaders.
She was also respectful and friendly to other clans and villages, as seen when she introduced Sasuke to Kushina and Biwako Sarutobi, the wife of the Third Hokage.
Mikoto was a skilled shinobi, who attained the rank of jōnin. She possessed the Sharingan, which gave her enhanced perception, genjutsu, and other abilities. She was also proficient in fire release, a common trait among the Uchiha clan.
She could use the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique, a powerful fire jutsu that was a rite of passage for the Uchiha clan. She could also use the Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique, a fire jutsu that created multiple fireballs that could be controlled by the user. She was also adept at taijutsu and shurikenjutsu, as seen when she trained Sasuke in these skills.
Mikoto’s Legacy and Influence
Mikoto’s legacy and influence were mainly seen through her sons, Itachi and Sasuke, who inherited her appearance, personality, and abilities. Itachi inherited her intelligence, calmness, and loyalty, while Sasuke inherited her kindness, stubbornness, and fire release.
They both loved and respected her, and were deeply affected by her death. They both sought to honor her memory and protect her ideals, in their own ways.
Mikoto’s legacy and influence were also seen through Naruto, who inherited her friendship with Kushina and her will of fire. Naruto admired and respected her, and considered her as his second mother.
He also cared for Sasuke, who was her son and his best friend. He tried to save him from his hatred and darkness, and bring him back to the light. He also fulfilled her wish of becoming friends with Sasuke, and ending the cycle of hatred and violence that plagued the shinobi world.
Mikoto was a gentle mother of the Uchiha clan, who loved her family and friends, and valued peace and harmony. She was a minor character in the anime, but her role was crucial to the story and the development of her sons.
She was a source of inspiration and motivation for them, and influenced their actions and choices. She was also a link between Naruto and Sasuke, who shared a bond of friendship and rivalry, and who ultimately saved the world from destruction. She was a noble and graceful woman, who left a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of those who knew her.