Madara is a villain that is beloved by many. Because while he is a criminal who had murdered thousands, Naruto fans can’t seem to stop loving Madara thanks to his incredible strength and lovable personality. Before you read this page, please remember that it will contain spoilers for Naruto Shippuden.
Madara Uchiha has died twice; once during his time on Earth and once after he was reanimated by Kabuto. During his time on Earth, he was not killed but rather died of old age. He had planned to be revived when he died, in order to make it so that he did not truly die then.
When Madara was reincarnated, he was controlled by Kabuto. He quickly regained control using his sharingan and became an almost immortal being. However, he eventually realized he was being used, but it was too late because he was killed by Black Zetsu.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Episode 134: The End of Tears|
|Voice Actors||Nobuo Tobita, Travis Willingham, Michael Sorich|
Black Zetsu’s birth goes way back to the birth of the first two shinobi; Hagoromo and Hamura Otsutsuki. They were deceived by their mother, who was using the World Tree to sacrifice innocent lives for her gain. Her sons found out about this and put a stop to this by uniting and sealing her away in the moon. As she was dying, her will was incarnated in the form of Black Zetsu who escaped and laid dormant for years, with the sole objective to bring Kaguya back.
Of the two sons, Hamura went to the moon to make sure that she doesn’t escape and Hagoromo choose to stay on Earth to spread chakra and promote world peace. During this time, he becomes the father of two sons, Indra and Asura. On his deathbed, he makes Asura the new leader but Indra was not pleased about this and Black Zetsu took advantage of this, causing war to break out.
Many, many years later, Black Zetsu discovers Madara and he believed that Madara is the way to revive Kaguya. He manipulates and convinces Madara that he is the reincarnation of Madara’s will and makes him think that Infinite Tsukuyomi is the way.
Madara gets used as a vessel to summon Kaguya after being manipulated and killed by Black Zetsu. However, Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, the reincarnations of Asura and Indra, put a stop to this by defeating Kaguya. However, Uzumaki saw that Black Zetsu still desires to revive Kaguya and sealed him away as well.
Black Zetsu has abilities which are more than the average shinobi that you see in the Naruto universe. Its abilities include being able to manipulate people mentally and physically, which is a very rare ability. It can infest people and make them do its bidding while also creating clones of itself. That is called the white Zetsu and could also use all five nature transformations in addition to yin and yang release.
Zetsu does not seem to have a problem with chakra at all. Due to its parasitic nature, it can use the host body’s chakra till they are out of it. It can use various jutsu of its own and can use jutsu learnt by the host, including the Sharingan.
The physical prowess of Black Zetsu seems to be on a different level. It does not age physically and seems to be in the peak physical form at all times. It can also blend into nature, making it seem as if it teleports and vanishes around. Not only that, this body can also take over others’ bodies.
Black Zetsu has abilities which are common and uncommon in the Naruto Universe. These include the following:
“When You’re Sad And Alone, The Only One You Can Count On Is Yourself.”
“You're not the saviour… and it's not over. Why do you think, that unlike Obito, you can use everyone else? Why would you be any different?", "That's not true either! My will is… Kaguya's!”
“You… you're just another part of the shinobi history I created! A brat like you can't touch the likes of me.”
“It can’t be helped now… I’ll just start over and work on mother’s next ressurection”
Q. Is Black Zetsu the main villain?
A. Black Zetsu was thought to be a side character at first due to its passive role in the anime. However, it was later revealed that the entire arc was orchestrated by Black Zetsu, who is the main villain from Akatsuki. However, the main villain from Naruto Shippuden is not Black Zetsu but rather Kaguya, who Black Zetsu is the manifestation of.
Q. What exactly is Black Zetsu?
A. Black Zetsu is the manifestation of Kaguya’s will to be free from her seal. It has only one purpose; to free its mother from the seal she was locked in by her sons.
Q. Who kills Black Zetsu?
A. Black Zetsu was not killed. It is not sure if it can be killed but it was sealed alongside Kaguya by Naruto after the final fight against Kaguya.