Understand how trauma influenced Sasuke’s attitudes throughout Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden fully exploits the weakness of the Uchiha, who can only obtain higher levels of power as they submit to stronger and more intense emotions.

This generates a series of traumas and emotional problems that can drive Uchiha crazy. Sasuke, in turn, is one of the characters that was most affected due to the traumas he suffered after the death of his parents, on the night that became known as “The Uchiha Massacre”.

Today we will explain to you how this trauma influenced Sasuke’s attitudes throughout Naruto Shippuden.

He spent part of his life seeking revenge

Sasuke was severely affected by the Uchiha Massacre, so he began to seek revenge at all costs at a very young age. His main goal even before entering the Ninja Academy, was to become strong enough to defeat his older brother, Itachi Uchiha, whom he knew was a prodigy.

His childhood was therefore very embittered. When he finally allowed himself to feel a little happiness, he started to believe that he was getting “soft” since Naruto was catching up with him very fast.

It was this unbridled desire for revenge and the feeling that his motivations for revenge were losing ground in his life the moment he started to feel a little bit of happiness, which caused Sasuke to abandon Konoha and start training with Orochimaru.

Had everything you loved taken from you

Another detail that makes Sasuke’s story all the more tragic is the fact that he met and spent part of his life with his family. Sasuke also admired Itachi with all his might, and therefore, upon discovering that he was responsible for the death of the entire Clan, the young boy literally had a shock of reality when he realized that everything he knew and loved no longer made sense.

He lacked hatred

As if all the confusion in the poor boy’s head was not enough, Itachi decides to return to Konoha to confront his younger brother and say that he “lacked hatred”. This message was interpreted as a kind of challenge by Sasuke, who felt humiliated and decided to abandon his life in Vila to go and train once and for all with Orochimaru.

Everything new again

After finally being able to confront Itachi and win him in combat, Sasuke finds out once again that everything he knew and believed was not quite true. He goes on to discover that Itachi took the blame for the Massacre, but that he acted in a way to protect Konoha and especially him.

This makes Sasuke a little crazy in this part of the series, culminating in very strange actions where we saw the young Uchiha determined to face all the Kages at once, during the meeting of the Kages in the Land of Iron.

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Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.

Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.

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