BackgroundBorn into the Uchiha clan before the era of shinobi villages in a time of permenant war, Madara grew up as a highly competitive boy and the older brother of five other Uchiha. After four of his brothers had been killed by the Senju clan, Madara met Hashirama Senju by a riverside while trying to skip a stone across the river, and the two formed a rivalry. After giving each other their first names, as was traditional of the time, an enemy shinobi's body drifted to the surface and Madara recognized Hashirama as a shinobi when he ran across the water, before returning home. Some time later, Madara met Hashirama at the riverside again and attempted to comfort him after learning he lost a brother, saying he had lost four himself. As he stated his belief that to end war, enemies must ally with one another, which Hashirama shared, Madara finally managed to skip a stone to the other side of the river. Following this, Madara and Hashirama began to meet on a regular basis, training together and becoming good friends. Madara and Hashirama discussed the notion of building a village where children would not have to fight and where they might be able to change the shape of the world at that point. While Hashirama had that in mind, Madara's only reason for wanting to build the village was so that he could watch over his last and beloved brother, Izuna. Their meetings were not to last, however, as their fathers, Tajima Uchiha and Butsuma Senju, found out about their meetings and attempted to arrange a trap. Madara and Hashirama warned each other about this and as they tried to flee, their fathers and brothers confronted one another. Madara and Hashirama interviened and prevented their brothers from being killed and Madara, siding with his family, broke off his friendship with Hashirama, and formerly introduced himself to his rival as he awakened Sharingan. Afterwards, he and his family fled.
Along with Hashirama, Madara also trained regularly with his younger brother, Izuna, and the two formed a loving and strong bond. Together, the two awakened the Mangekyo Sharingan, which the brothers used to take control over the Uchiha clan, with Madara becoming its leader. In the years following the trap, from childhood to adulthood, Madara and Hashirama would fight on a daily basis, usually in even battles. On one occasion, Madara and Izuna confronted Hashirama and his brother, Tobirama Senju, each pair with some of their clansmen by their side. Madara and Hashirama were evenly matched, but during their fight, Tobirama fatally wounded Izuna. Madara rushed to his side and Hashirama offered him the chance to accept a truce between their clans. At Izuna's suggestion, Madara refused and fled with his dying brother. Afterwards, the remaining Uchiha present joined forces with the Senju and soon after the rest of the Uchiha clan lost faith in Madara. Izuna died from his wound, but left with Madara his eyes, making him promise to use them to protect the Uchiha. Madara transplanted the eyes, awakening the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. He later confront ashirama and the rest of his clan alone, where he declared there would never be peace between them. After a long, fierce battle that lasted a full twenty-four hours, Madara was finally defeated for the first time. Hashirama kept his brother from killing him, and Madara stated he could no longer trust him because of Izuna's loss and that to regain his trust, he must either kill himself or his brother to regain it.
After Hashirama had resolved to kill himself and ordered Tobirama not to kill Madara after he was gone, the Uchiha leader stopped Hashirama from killing himself, noting his resolve and courage, and accepted the truce. The Uchiha, the Senju, and all the clans they had conquered formed a pact with the Land of Fire, who needed help controlling their territory, which lead to Madara and Hashirama founding the village they dreamed about as children, in the very place that wanted to build it. After the construction of the village was complete, Madara and Hashirama stood on the cliff overlooking the village, where Hashirama stated his desire to want to make Madara the First Hokage, who was to be the village leader and protector, declaring that he would carve Madara's face into the cliff to symbolize that role. When Hashirama brought up the subject of naming the village, Madara picked up and leaf with a hole in it and, peering down at the village through it, named it Konohagakure. After Tobirama arrived and left with Hashirama, Madara followed them and eavesdropped on their conversation, during which Tobirama discriminated against Madara, saying that no one would allow him to be Hokage and that even the Uchiha thought Hashirama was the one who founded the village, unassisted by Madara. Shaken by this lack of trust, Madara began to doubt the worth of the village. After Hashirama democractically became the First Hokage, Madara stated that Tobirama would like be the Second Hokage, not him when Hashirama expressed desire that he succeed him and that he would now leave the village to search out his own, real goal, which he claimed was unattached to Konohagakure and that Hashirama couldn't take part in, once again becoming hate-filled and vengeful man. However, Madara stayed for a time to contest Hashirama for the position of Hokage, during which time he attempted to force Iwagakure, another shinobi village, into serving Konohagakure after the two formed an alliance, defeating Mu and Onoki, two Kage in its history, when they engaged hm in battle when he did.
After realizing that he would not be able to replace Hashirama as Hokage, Madara, already long abandoned by his clan, left the village and began to attack it in revenge. After many assaults, Madara sought out Kurama and subdued him with his Sharingan to use as a weapon. Madara later confronted Hashirama, who had come to try and end his reign of terror. Their last battle began with them stalemating in physical combat, forcing them to switch to ninjutsu. Madara summoned Kurama, controlled by his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, and Hashirama used his Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique to bind the beast. Madara then fired a Tailed Beast Ball at Hashirama, which he caught using his Wood Release: Wood Human Technique. However, the ball exploded, the blast forcing Hashirama to shield himself with Wood Release. Madara, who had just activated Susanoo, then shaped it into a suit of armor which he clad Kurama with. He attempted to slash Hashirama with his Susanoo's Sword, but the latter caught it with a pair of giant wooden hands, and Madara used the other to bisect them, along with several other pairs created by Hashirama, as well as six moutains in one swinging swoop. As Hashirama attempted to lead him to the shore, Madara produced another Tailed Beast Ball and stabbed his Susanoo Sword through it, before boomaranging it at Hashirama, who managed to alter its path with his Tripple Rashoman summoning defense, instead causing it to be sent to the opposite shore at the beach. Madara then declared to Hashirama that he was not the same as the last time they fought and rebuked the following lecture when Hashirama mentioned the words "our brothers", which angered Madara. Hashirama then entered Sage Mode and used his Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands technique, and the two clashed in devastating, colossal combat.
Madara used a barrage combination of Tailed Beast Balls and Susanoo Swords to counter Hashirama's attack, managing to destroy most of the statue's arms, leaving only the forearms. However, Hashirama was able to beat off the Susanoo armor on Kurama, forcing Madara to retreat from its head to avoid one of the staue's forearms, which knocked out Kurama. Madara then engaged Hashirama directly and the two battled in fierce, even combat well into the night, resulting in them both being very battered and exnhausted, Madara having been forced to deactivate his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and Hashirama having been forced out of Sage Mode. As they made a final dash, Madara seemingly defeated Hashirama, and rebuked his attempt to reason with him one final time. At that moment, Madara was suddenly impaled through the chest from behind by Hashirama, who had switched with a wood clone before the dash. Listening to Hashirama declare that he would not hesitate to strike down any threat to the village, Madara acknowledged he changed and declared that Konohagakure would be swallowed by darkness one day as he seemingly fell dead. After the battle, which left the landscape extremely scared, with a huge chasm, and a very large waterfall and river forming a whole new valley, Kurama was taken by Mito Uzumaki, Hashirama's wife, who sealed the beast within herself at the request of her husband. The valley created in Madara and Hashirama's final battle became known as the Valley of the End, and two statues of them were built facing each other in battle poses, symbolizing their undying rivalry. Despite the common belief of his demise, Madara was able to survive and gained a portion of Hashirama's DNA, with which he gained his rival's Wood Release. Towards the end of his life, Madara, thanks to having implanted Hashirama's DNA, managed to awaken the Rinnegan, and he transplanted his eyes into Nagato, of the Uzumaki clan without the boy knowing, transplating a spare Sharingan into his left eye socket. During the Third Shinobi World War, Madara saved Obito Uchiha from certain death, and eventually revealed his plan to creat a peaceful world with a genjutsu, The Eye of the Moon Plan. At this point, Madara had been reduced to using the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, the empty vessel of the Ten-Tails, the original tailed beast, to survive by drawing chakra from it constantly or he would die immediately. After training Obito in multiple types of forbidden techniques, Madara severed the tendrils on his back connecting him to the statue and told Obito act under his name and revive him when the time came to fulfil his plans as he died.
NarutoMadara was revived by Kabuto Yakushi, a major antagonist of the series, as blackmail for Obito Uchiha, whom Kabuto wanted to assist in the Fourth Shinobi World War in exchange for giving him Sasuke Uchiha. In the war, after having lost so many other revived shinobi, Kabuto has Mu, the Second Tsuchikage(who knew Madara in the past), summon Madara to the battlefield. After voicing a belief that Nagato, a Rinnegan bearer, had revived him, Mu told Madara that he had been revived with the Impure World Reincarnation. Shocked to hear this, the two confront Fourth Division, led by Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage, where Madara learns of the formation of theAllied Shinobi Forces, an allied army of the five great hidden villages. Questioning why Obito wasn't following their plan very well, Madara asks Mu who the user of the Impure World Reincarnation was. Kabuto then takes control Mu and he and Madara begin to converse about the special conditions Madara was revived in(Madara was revived in his prime, but with all the power he had attained by his old age) and Kabuto asks Madara to display his legendary power.Dodging an attack from Gaara's sand, Madara proceeds to assault the Fourth Division and commandeers a sword, which he uses to tear through their ranks. When Gaara catches his sword, Madara repels a large attacker with a kick and activates his Susanoo in an incomplete stage to protect himself from a combined barrage by Naruto, the main character of the series, and Onoki, the Third Tsuchikage. Madara starts devastating the shinobi close to him and, when Gaara pulls him from his Susanoo with his sand, Madara activates his own Rinnegan and absorbs the chakra from Naruto oncoming Rasenshuriken attack. After conversing with Kabuto some more, Madara activates his Susanoo and uses it in conjunction with his Rinnegan to bring down a meteorite on the Fourth Division, telling Kabuto not to think the improvements to Madara's powers were his, as they were Madara's creation. After reforming, Madara proceeds to belittle Onoki and states that since the world can't change from the way it was in the past, mankind would be better off sleeping peacefully in an Infinite Tsukuyomi(the key genjutsu of the Eye of the Moon plan). Charging at the remaining survivors, Madara and Mu are repelled by Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, and A, the Fourth Raikage, who had just been transported to the battlefield. To his shock, Madara is confronted by all five of the current Kage when Mei, the Fifth Mizukage, is then teleported to their location.
Despite now facing the five strongest shinobi alive in unison, Madara looks with favor on this surprise and declares that anything less wouldn't be an adequate challenge for him. As Mei teams up with A and attacks him while Tsunade heals Gaara and Onoki, Madara jumps up to avoid her Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique and is puched downward by A, the Fourth Raikage. Activating his Susanoo's ribs, Madara is plunged even deeper into the lava and covered with another torrent. Emerging unharmed, Madara commends A and Mei's impressive offensive abilities and proceeds to use his Yasaka Magatama technique to test the Kage's defensive abilities, but it is blocked by Gaara and Onoki. Smashing through their double-layered wall, Madara's vision is clouded by Mei's Hiding in Mist Technique and he is repelled by A and Onoki's combined efforts. As the battle rages on, Madara uses his Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees technique to distract the Kage and knocks them into the forest from behind, where he attempts to kill them after they pass out from the pollen there using his Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction technique. However, Onoki destroys his forest flowers with his Dust Release: Detachment of Primitive World Technique and exposes a face formed on Madara's chest from the DNA of Hashirama Senju, which shocks the Kage. Asking if Tsunade was related to Hashirama, Madara states he will kill her first out of the Kage if she was and corrects Mei, saying he would do it for that reason only when she tries to argue that that was a basic tatic. Madara proceeds to degrade Tsunade for being so much less than Hashirama and for being a weak woman, but she argues that she was not weak and that he shouldn't underestimate the Will of Fire(Tsunade's shared belief of her grandfather's). Madara listens as Tsunade then explains the rules that she made for medical shinobi as she activated her trump card technique and, when she managed to fracture his Susanoo's ribs, realizes she is stronger than A. He tries to counter with Fire Release, but is countered and repelled himself by Mei into a combined barrage by Tsunade and A that results in his Susanoo being destroyed and him sent crashing into the rocks below. Madara admits he was wrong to call Tsunade weak, but reprimands her recklessness, as her death would leave the other Kage with no source of healing or recovery if she was killed. Madara then proceeds to question what Hashirama had left the current shinobi since they were so much weaker than he and Madara are, saying that he would have taught him how to rise from the dead if he had known and that all that was left of him was the power that Madara now held. Saying that this was also the case with his brother, Izuna's eyes, Madara tells Tsunade that all that could be passed down is hatred.
Madara is then struck by a powerful punch from Tsunade that seems to allow Gaara the time to seal him, but Madara impales Tsunade from below the ground with his Susanoo's sword, before emerging from a tree root and revealing that they had only sealed a wood clone Madara had created to fool them. He is then surprised to see Tsunade break his Susanoo sword and and throw it at him, but his Susanoo's ribs block it and he repels her into a boulder before seeing that the technique she had activated before heals wounds without the need of hand seals, similar to Hashirama's. Madara counters Onoki's Dust Release attack from behind, saying he can absorb it and that he let himself get hit by it before to show the Kage Hashirama's face to lower their determination. After conversing with Mei and Tsunade about earlier battle moves and the reason for the current odds, Madara creates twenty-five wood clones and surrounds the Kage with five each, asking them to think of it as an acknowledgement of their power(a retorment of Mei's statement seconds before) and asks if the Kage want the clones to use Susanoo or not. Madara watches as the Kage are easily and progressively overpowered by the clones and their Susanoo and curses Onoki when he saves A from death and spurs the Kage on. Recognizing Onoki as the main problem to be solved, Madara is partially destroyed by a combined barrage of all five Kage that destroys his clones as well. As he regenerates, Madara is attacked by Mei using her Water Dragon Bullet Technique, which A had infused with lightning-natured chakra, and that also had Gaara's sand mixed in it. As the sand restrains him and his body is numbed, Madara acknowledges the Kage's might and releases his final Susanoo, the perfect form of the technique, overwhelming their efforts in the process. Madara then stabilizes his Susanoo and repels the five Kage, while also demolishing a large portion of the mountain range behind them with just a single sword swing, stating and showing them that Hashirama was the only one who could stop him before and as he did. Madara then prepares to finish the Kage off, however, before he can, his Susanoo suddenly disappears and he is engulfed with light, much to his surprise. Realizing that the Impure World Reincarnation had been released, Madara attacks the five Kage with his Fire Release: Dragon Flame Release Song Technique, which is blocked by Tsunade just before her Strength of a Hundred technique runs out. As Madara's soul appears to come out of his body, the battle seems over, but Tsunade is then surprised when Madara's soul suddenly reincases in his body and he attacks her with his Susanoo's sword. However, Madara is surprised himself when she manages to dodge, despite passing out, and questions if she had received some chakra when he sees her spirit had returned. He then reveals that he had severed connection to Kabuto to escape the deactivation of the Impure World Reincarnation and that its only weakness is that if someone revived by it knows the seal, they can release their summoning contract with the technique, which he then does to allow him access to the benifits of the technique and remove the possibility of ever being controlled by Kabuto.
Madara then reprimands Mei not realizing that he was not the kind of person to let himself be bound by such a technique as that after fighting him. Stating that he wouldn't use his final Susanoo on them again as it would be an insult to his power, Madara, now bored with the five Kage, decides to go after Naruto and get Kurama back, but is blocked from leaving by Onoki, which he finds unsightly. With the Kage determined to continue the battle, Madara reluctantly does the same and defeats them, leaving them all critically wounded, with Tsunade bisected by a tree, before leaving to join Obito in his battle against Naruto, Killer B, the Eight-Tails jinchuriki, Kakashi Hatake, Naruto's teacher, and Might Guy, Kakashi's battle partner. Upon arriving, he states that Obito seemed to be having fun, much to the shock of the Konoha shinobi, who believed him to be fighting the Kage. Madara and Obito begin to talk and ignore their opponents until Naruto asks Madara what happened to the Kage, to which Madara answers that they are simply not "ok". Madara questions Obito about his actions so far, about why he was revived the way he was, and about Nagato, before Obito gives him his gunbai(war fan) back and he uses it to counter and repel Naruto's shadow clone with his Uchiha Return technique. He then tells Obito to deal with Kakashi and Might Guy while he deals with Naruto and Killer B, noting its not too late to revive the Ten-Tails completely. As Naruto bursts out of a pile of stones and declares that he will not fall for Madara's tricks, Madara states that he had been tolerant of Naruto to that point, but that he wouldn't hold back any longer, and creates a giant wooden dragon with his Wood Release: Wood Dragon technique, stating Hashirama had used it to bind Kurama in the past and uses it to clash with Naruto's full transformation into Kurama.
Madara manages to defeat Naruto's full transformation into Kurama, binding it with the dragon and absorbing Kurama's chakra to the point of nothing but a cloak. He then restrains Killer B and Might Guy with Wood Release to prevent them from interfering, and activates his Susanoo to "tighty up" the battlefield of any hindrances to his and Obito's plan. Attempting to stab Killer B with his Susanoo swords, Madara is countered by Naruto, using his cloak's chakra arms, and he is struck from behind by Might Guy's Daytime Tiger taijutsu move, of the inner Eight Gates. After the Ten-Tails' revival is completed, Madara laments that he failed to add the Eight and Nine-Tails to it, but reluctantly accepts and prepares for the final phase of his plan. Jumping on top of the Ten-Tails' head with Obito, Madara retorts his apprentice's desire to want to start the Infinite Tsukuyomi ritual right away, saying it would be wiser to get rid of the opposition first since starting the genjutsu would take time, and that their opponents would no doubt get in their way. When Naruto appears to be preparing his Shadow Clone Technique again, Madara states that that would only multiply his incompetence, before stating that he and his friends were a disorderly group, and repeating that Naruto was incompetent. Afterwards, Madara and Obito are confronted by the entirety of what remains of the Allied Shinobi Forces. Madara chastises Naruto and Obito for arguing, saying that they should finish the battle. When the forces, guided by Shikaku Nara, hinder Madara and Obito's vision, as well as the Ten-Tails', and trap it in concrete, Madara priases the collab attack as being perfect. When Naruto attacks with a platoon of shinobi, Madara declares the effort a pitiful one. Lamenting that attacking the enemies mind was the basics, Madara realizes that he and Obito are being targeted, not the Ten-Tails, but contemplates that they would have to stop the Ten-Tails to be able to attack them, as it breaks free in its mature form, and repels their attackers.
Telling Obito that they should use Hashirama's cells to strengthen their hold on the Ten-Tails, Madara asks Obito if he wants to see the power of the Ten-Tails at this stage. When an allied shinobi throws the Ten-Tails off balance and causes their Tailed Beast Ball to be fired high, Madara states that control over the Ten-Tails was still not complete. Madara and Obito continue firing several high and widespread Tailed Beast Balls out into the distance, destroying several areas, including the Allied HQ, killing off Shikaku Nara, and all the others with him. Declaring that they had destroyed the alliance's mind, Madara states that was the basics. Realizing that he had failed to destroy Shikaku before he could relay his plan for the defeat of the Ten-Tails to the rest of the alliance, Madara states that their control over the Ten-Tails was not good enough yet, but that it would be fine until the next transformation. When Obito states that becoming its jinchuriki would be the only way to control it, Madara states that he will need a living body, not a scrifice's, to become one. When Obito says that he would need him to revive him and that that was the reason he couldn't just destroy himself to destory their enemy, Madara comments on latter's attitude when he says he was at his mercy. Hearing that Obito had never thought of him as an ally, Madara asks Obito what his next battle move will be. After Obito kills Neji Hyuga and begins to chastise Naruto, Madara thinks to himself that Obito had become like he used to be and that Naruto would give in. Continuing to think to himself after Obito had attempted to convince Naruto to join their side, Madara wonders if Obito was waiting for Naruto's response after Hinata Hyuga steps in, asserting that Obito seemed to be very interested in his answer. As Obito begins to make a hasty attack, Madara reprimands him, saying the Ten-Tails could get wounded, only to be rebuked by Obito.When Naruto activates his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and disperses his power to his friends, Madara is surprised as he realizes the action and states that Hinata got a good powerup as she overpowered\s one of the Ten-Tails' chakra arms. As the battle continues to progress, Madara laments on the predictability of the alliance's moves and predicts that Shikakmaru would use his Shadow Imitation Technique, as the latter does so and binds the Ten-Tails. As Naruto continues to distribute Kurama's chakra, Madara thinks to himself that two can play that game, as he creates more chakra arms for the Ten-Tails and attacks the alliance. However, the combined efforts of Killer B, Mifune, the samurai general, Gaara's sister, Temari, and the present Hyuga members overpower his attack, and Madara is soon after bisected by an enraged Rock Lee and forced to retreat from atop the Ten-Tails. Teaming up with Obito to attack the alliance directly, Madara uses his Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction technique in conjunction with Obito's immense fire attack, and follows up with his Yasaka Magatama technique. However, Naruto counters all their attacks with Kurama's chakra and they fail to kill or harm anyone. Halting his attacks, Madara senses the charka signiture of his rival, Hashirama Senju, which cause him to give a malevolent, bloodthirty grin. As the now uncontrollable Ten-Tails then begins to utilize its Tenpenchii technique, Madara declares that the fun will now begin as he clads himself with his Susanoo to shield against the beast's immense attack. Feeling sure that some of the alliance must be dead, Madara comes to see that Naruto has protected everyone again, at the cost of all his remaining power, which causes him to collapse. Declaring that he would end it as quickly and painlessly as possible, as something else had peeked his interest, Madara finds some of the alliance standing between him and Naruto, who was then being healed by Sakura Haruno.
As the Ten-Tails prepares a gigantic Tailed Beast Ball to attack the alliance, Madara, noting that it wasn't holding back, wonders if it was panicking after sensing Kurama inside Naruto, lamenting on the shame that all the shinobi present that he was to depend on for fun would be destroyed instantly. After Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage, arrives and counters the Ten-Tails' attack, Madara loudly greets Hashirama when he arrives, declaring that he had long awaited this day, to which the latter replies that he would settle their unfinished business later(choosing to deal with the Ten-Tails first), which annoys Madara, who laments that even after all the years, Hashirama hadn't changed and that he still had his knack for getting under his skin. When Hashirama makes some progress and creates several wood clones, one confronts Madara, announcing it will be his opponent. However, Madara, recognizing it was a clone, refuses to fight it and, taking a seat, states he will wait for Hashirama to get ready. After being forced to, Madara easily dispatched the wood clone, declaring it barely fodder as Hashirama was focusing most of his power on his main body.After a defeated and deathly wounded Obito arrives back on the battlefield from his pocket dimension, Madara, lamenting that he wanted to fight Hashirama before becoming a jinchuriki, stabs Obito with his chakra receiver rods and takes control over his body to force him to use the Outer Path: Samsara of Heveanly Life Technique to revive him, so as to keep from losing the chance to host the Ten-Tails, declaring that he could longer use his apprentice. Reflecting on their first conversation, Madara declares that the day when he would collect the favor Obito owed him has come. As the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique begins to effect him, Madara notices Hashirama and Tobirama create additional clones to attack him with, contemplating that they were being cautious lest they fail to reach Obito in time. Stating that they should know that clones would no be enough to stop him, Madara counters Sasuke Uchiha's Amaterasu arrow with his chakra receiver rods, only to be thwarted by Minato Namikaze who, having branded Obito with the seal of the Flying Thinder God Technique when he defeated him in the past, teleported a shadow clone to Obito which deeply slashed his chest, ending the technique before it could be complete. Madara, disinterestingly lamenting on his failure, then finds himself confronted by the six wood clone Hashirama created.
After Obito then uses the opportunity to become the Ten-Tails jinchuriki himself and outclasses the Hokage by overwhelming all the restraints and the barrier, Madara stands as he says that while it would amuse him to see the Hokage cower before Obito, he could no longer wait as Obito might get ahead of him before he could use his trump card. As Hashirama attempts to enter the fray, Madara cuts him off, telling him that his time is up and the two give each other a death stare. As their rematch starts, activating their respective perfect form od Susanoo and Wood Release: Wood Human Technique, Madara is told by Hashirama to get out of his way, but syays that he has no time for this either, but has no other choice with things unfolding as they are, and that they should just entertain each other for a bit longer. As they continue fighting, Madara is told by Hashirama that they should put their battle on hold, as Obito prepared to unleash an enormous attack, but he replies that they will be fine due to being under the Impure World Reincarnation. As Hashirama tries to get through, Madara blocks him, saying he must go through him to get to Obito. They were both later destroyed by Obito's attack. After reforming, Madara wonders if Obito is going to activate the Infinite Tsukuyomi already as the latter releases the Ten-Tails in its last form, the Shinju. As the Shinju begins to attack everyone and steal their chakra, including them, Madara answers Hashirama question about what it was by saying that it was simply taking back what belonged to it, as man had first stolen chakra from the Shinju. Adding that man had always waged war, Madara, as Hashirama knows nothing of what hes saying, explains the history of the Shinju, which bore a forbidden fruit every thosand years imbued with its power, and of Kaguya Otsutsuki, the princess who first ate that fruit and gained god-like power, which she used to end all conflicts of her time, baring a son named Hagoromo, who inherited chakra from her.
Explaining that the Shinju, angry with Kaguya for stealing its power, became the Ten-Tails, and that Hagoromo had defeated and sealed it within himself to tame it, Madara answers Hashirama's question as to how he knows all this by saying tat it was written on the Uchiha's stone tablet(which was passed down by Hagoromo himself). Stating that Kaguya's decision to take the Shinju's power to try and end war only arguably made thing worse, Madara confesses that he fell into despair when he learned this truth, saying that a "true dream" in this world was just an illussion, and that man's decision to eat the Shinju's fruit caused a curse of endless tragedy to befall them, adding that shinobi were now just reminders of past ignorance. When Hashirama asks if his past statement about the "dreams of the future" was about the Infinite Tsukuyomi he would do through the Shinju, Madara answers yes, and that when the Shinju's flower blooms, the eye within will reflect off the moon and complete the Infinite Tsukuyomi, stating that he will be the one to have accomplished that feat. As they continue to clash, Madara is asked by Hashirama as to how long it will be until the Shinju blooms. Telling him that as long as even trace amounts of Kurama and Gyuki's chakra were inside it, Madara answers him that it would take roughly fifteen minutes and that in that time, he would replace Obito by using Hashirama's Sage powers against him, afterwards attempting to steal some of said power from him with a chakra receiver rod. Continuing to battle his rival, Madara and Hashirama are later found by Naruto, who prepares a giant Rasenshuriken attack while Hashirama restrains Madara with his Wood Dragon technique to prevent him from countering the attack. Madara, however, is not defeated by the attack, and Hashirama then pins him down to await somone capable of sealing him. Though Naruto arrives with Sai to do so, Madara counters by having Black Zetsu take control over Obito and force him to revive him with the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, thus allowing him to break free, to his delight.
After his undead eyes crumble out of his head, Sasuke hits Madara from behind with the Amaterasu, but he absorbs it and removes his armor to prevent being harmed by it, before overpowering Naruto and Sai and grabbing Hashirama by the throat, allowing him to absorb all his Sage chakra. Though Sasuke attacks him with a flurry of sword swings, Madara easily evades them and halts the blade. Though he says Sasuke's eyes would do fine until he got back his Rinnegan, Madara declares that killing him would be a waste and asks that they team up as the last Uchiha. When Sasuke refuses, Madara repels Naruto and Sai, and confronts the tailed beasts, declaring while absorbing Naruto's chakra from a shinobi that it was time to hunt them down. Heading on the attack, Gaara and Shukaku shoot him through with a barrage of sand bullets. Declaring the attack a fine technique but not enough to finish him off, Madara is immobilized by Gaara using sand particles inside him, and beaten around by the tailed beasts, before being pinned down by the Six-Tails and sealed in a giant sand pyramid by Gaara and Shukaku. Breaking out with his Susanoo, Madara declares he would now leash the tailed beasts, but Naruto, in his Nine-tails form, slams Madara down, and Killer B and the other tailed beasts then each slam a tailed on Madara, shattering his Susanoo and knocking off his right arm. Completely unfazed by any of his injuries, Madara is soon joined by a White Zetsu clone who gives him his right Rinnegan eye back from Nagato's corpse, declaring the real fun would now begin.
After laughing maniacally at the pain he was in, Madara swipes soom blood onto his palm and summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from within Obito, though its right arm is partially ripped off by Kakashi Hatake before he can completely do so. Noting someone on the other side also had exceptional eyes due to this, Madara declares it nothing he can't deal with, before saying it was time to invite the tailed beasts back into the statue. Noting it would take more time than expected to get back his left Rinnegan, Madara laments having to remind the White Zetsu clone of what hes truly capable of. Stating that having Hashirama's healing abilities lets him not have to worry about menial attacks, Madara states he'll try and be more alert for appearances sake and tells the clone to enjoy the show as he leaps on top of the statue. He then uses his Limbo: Border Jail technique to repel the tailed beasts and Naruto and B, before stating that they might be much more willing to go back on their leashes now that they've been tamed some. Madara then uses the statue's chains to bind them all around their necks, saying it was time to extract Eight and Nine-Tails from their jinchuriki. Though he starts to extract Kurama from within Naruto, Madara agrees with the clone that they should in the meantime seal away the other tailed beasts, him deciding to start with the One-Tail. When Gaara uses his sand to try and stop him, Madara boomerangs his Susanoo Sword at him, which Shukaku counters, before throwing it and cutting the chains. Reclaiming control of the sword as he rebuilds the chains, Madara directs it Gaara, whose automatic defense completely protects him. As he drags in all the tailed beasts, Madara finishes extracting Kurama from Naruto after he relays something to Gaara.
Sealing all nine tailed beasts within the statue, Madara converses with the Zetsu clone as to how the fight is on the other side, before dodging two attacks from by Tobirama and defeating him by disabling him with chakra receiver rods and depriving him of his power. Conversing with the Senju as to his method of attack, Madara states that fate chose to smile on him this time and that there was a gap between his power and Tobirama and his brother's now. Announcing that he was nurturing a new eye and that he didn't know if it would stay with him, he throws another rod in Tobirama's head, declaring he had looked forward to this since he had killed his brother. Discussing the current state of the world and the nature of the Eye of the Moon Plan, Madara counter needles Tobirama spits at him to distract him, and catches Sasuke in mid air with his Rinnegan, using the younger Uchiha's own sword to stab him through the chest. Letting Sasuke fall as he un-summons the statue, Madara tells him that though his eyes are proof he was looking forward to something, defeat was his true end. Re-summoning the statue, Madara absorbs it into himself, becoming the Ten-Tails jinchuriki and, delcaring all thats left to be reclaiming his left eye, departs to go get it. Along the way, he notes his body has gotten heavier, spitting out the two Treasured Tools of the Six Paths Obito used earlier to revive the Ten-Tails, which he declares useless. Later arriving on Black Zetsu's location, Madara tells him he'd taken too long, so he decided to come himself. Informed that the latter had taken the other half of Kurama, Madara gratefull told him to bring it and his left eye to him, only for Obito to stop him from unbinding.
When his apprentice then asks what he is to him, Madara replies he is him, having taken on his resolve, before explaining more of the history of the Sage of Six Paths and how he'd dispersed his chakra to everyone in the world, hoping to unite the hearts of humanity, only for them to instead use it to seek more power. Explaining that the Infinite Tsukuyomi would allow him to succeed where the Sage failed by creating a world without chakra which he, having the most powerful chakra, would then lead, Madara attempts to convince Obito to join his side, telling him he is still the saviour of the world. At this moment, Gaara, Kakashi, and Minato, the revived Fourth Hokage, attempt a perfectly-timed attack on him, which Madara effortlessly overwhelms in a few seconds, hacking off Minato's remaining arm and kicking it, with its Rasengan, and him into Kakashi's chest and Gaara, repelling the assault. When obito gets to him, Madara tries to take his hand, only for Obito to instead drive it into his chest, telling him he had not acted like a comrade or a leader with any of his actions. Angered by this betrayal, Madara asked Obito if he would like to join the corpses of the others he'd had to walk over as the latter absorbed some of his chakra. Failing to reclaim his left eye thanks to Obito's Kamui, Madara tells him he'll never be able to rip the tailed beasts from him and declares his efforts weak when he only gets a small portion of Shukaku and Gyuki's chakra. Attacking Obito before he could teleport, Madara mistakingly calculates that he and Kakashi may be teaming up to offensively get Obito into the Kamui dimension, only for them to instead use the technique together as he attacks again and double its speed to get Obito there instead, Madara refusing to just outright destroy them before he'd regained his left eye. Might Guy then arrives and saves Kakashi's life from the attack, Madara noting more reinforcements made no difference.
However, when Guy opens seven of the inner Eight Gates to fight him, Madara admits he'll have underestimated him if he gets around to opening the 8th. When he attacks, Madara easily dodges all his strikes and overwhelms his Daytime Tiger technique with one swing of his staff, which also beats Guy into the ground. When Madara tries to finish him, Guy student, Rock Lee, arrives and saves his life. When Guy then resorts to opening all eight gates, Madara, realizing this, states that the blood vapor caused by it looks like dried, rotted, autumn leaves falling in the sky, to which Guy retorts before attacking him with his Evening Elephant move. Tunnelled deep into the ground by Guy's first attack, Madara deduces its nature as being like an air cannon, noting he should avoid fighting it directly. Flying out of the hole, Madara tells Guy the least he can do since hes using all the gates is to indulge in a fight with him, Guy following him by kicking the air. Madara is progressively overpowered by Guy's attacks before long, attempting to guard him by gathering a sphere of black chakra around him, and attacking by sending several of his black chakra balls at Guy. However, they were countered by Minato and Kakashi used his Kamui technique to create a hole in Madara's defense, allowing Guy to land a powerful punch on Madara, sending him crashing along the ground. Having received only minor injuries, Madara declares he hasn't been this excited since Hashirama, asking Guy to entertain him for a bit longer. Continuing their fight to its finish, Madara is critically wounded by Guy's final attack, Night Guy, but laughs it off and attempts to finish him while regenerating the damage as thanks for his entertaining him.
However, Naruto arrives and counters him, with Madara being surprised to see he'd attained new powers. Still weakened from fighting Guy, Madara is overpowered by Naruto, who manages to cut down the Shinju with a lava-made Rasenshuriken. Madara then complies with the tree's request that he absorb it, restroing Madara's power completely and increasing it even further. Lamenting it was time for Infinite Tsukuyomi, Madara, after Sasuke arrives to fight beside Naruto, that he has both the new powers they have attained together in one being and that this next fight will prove whether he or they are the stronger. Launching a specially made Lightning Release attack at them with his hands, which they both manage to counter with their new powers, Madara snaps Naruto's staff with a slicing Storm Release technique from his mouth before using his shadow version to repel him with his Limbo: Border Jail technique. Realizing Sasuke can see his shadow version and Naruto can feel it, Madara decides Sasuke's Rinnegan would be a perfect fit for him and makes his move to steal it, only to be impaled through the heart by Sasuke using his eye's ability, which has no affect him. Pulling out the sword as he laments how much better Sasuke would have been as an apprentice than Obito, Madara acknowledges he must accept that Naruto and Sasuke aren't just ordinary kids anymore and that he'll soon have back both his eyes. When his opponents try a powerful combo attack, madara easily avoids it by switching with his shadow version and swiftly flies to Kakashi, ripping out his left eye before he can react and putting into his left socket. Though Sasuke catches up and bisects Madara, he teleports into the Kamui space unaffected by it to get his left eye back, attacking Sakura Haruno upon arriving to keep her from destroying it. Though obito teleports her outside in time, Madara runs his hand into Obito's chest and, feeling that the seal he'd placed insode him to keep him from becoming the Ten-Tails jinchuriki and from committing suicide, wonders how he'd gotten rid of it.
Lamenting on the answer, Madara reveals to Obito he was behind everything that happened in the past with Rin, including her death and becoming the Ten-Tails jinchuriki to rampage and destroy Konohagakure, not Kirigakure's. Having already told Obito he'd done even more than he wanted, Madara tells him he will now take back his left eye, that being the last thing he needs from Obito. Putting Kakashi's eye inside the now dead Obito's left socket, Madara has Black Zetsu take them both back outside and, having regained both of his Rinnegan, Madara tells his enemies that dying together in battle would also be considered teamwork. Effortlessly overwhelming Sakura when she attacks him, Madara, recognizing her healing technique to be the same one Tsunade had used earlier, beats her, Naruto, and Sasuke back by creating four shadow versions of himself with his Limbo technique. Stating the show would now begin, Madara flies into the air and creates many massive spheres with his Chibaku Tensei technique, which he then sends raining down on his enemies, givng him all the times he needs to fly close to the moon and and begin activating the Infinite Tsukuyomi by removing his headband and revealing the third eye on his forehead, whose appearance begins to reflect off the moon's surface. Casting the Infinite Tsukuyomi at last, Madara traps nearly the entire world(everybody except Team Seven, his Zetsu allies, and the undead Hokage) in the genjutsu and uses his God: Nativity of a World of Trees technique to bind all his vicitms and tether them to the Shinju so that it could reclaim its chakra from them. Landing after the light from the genjutsu faded, declares he will kill Team Seven, who were protected from th genjutsu by Sasuke's perfect form of Susanoo, as the savior of the world.
Declaring there was nothing they could do, that he had turned Hell into Heaven, and that Naruto had no right to interfere with everyone's happiness, Madara is, to the shock of both himself and his enemies, betrayed by Black Zetsu, who ran his hand through Madara's heart from behind. After his former ally tells him he had been wrong about everything and that it was the will of Kaguya Otsutsuki that existed within him, Black Zetsu begins merging with Madara's body, causing him to scream in agony. All the chakra from the Infinite Tsukuyomi's victims then pours into his body, casuing Madara to bloat until Black Zetsu completely merges with him and revives Kaguya in Madara's immortal body. After Kaguya is eventually sealed by Team Seven and her essence, along with the Tailed Beasts removed, a dying Madara's body is revealed. After Hashirama approaches him and they discuss their respective dreams and how they worked out, Madara dies in peace with Hashirama telling him that he still considers them comrades unto the end.
As a child, Madara was a very kind, short-tempered, and apologetic boy, shown when he would attempt to comfort Hashirama Senju when he was despressed or when he thought he hurt his feelings when he would yell at him because of his being so prone to angry outbursts when he was annoyed. Madara and Hashirama were very close friends as children and shared the same hopes and dreams, which were to make a change in the shinobi world and keep children from having to fight on the battlefield. He also felt a lot of loyalty to the Uchiha clan, ending his friendship with Hashirama when choosing to side with his family. As a man, Madara became very prideful and confident, but he is not above praising the abilities of others and is willing to admit when someone is stronger than he is. Before the loss of his beloved brother, Izuna, Madara had a lot of good in him. However, eventually after his death, Madara, who had previously had a great deal of honor due to wanting to protect the Uchiha, became a vengeful and bitter man. He is also very battle-loving, but is not above going easy on others, as he told Onoki that the reason he went so easy on him when he was younger was because he didn't think an adult should fight seriously against a child. Despite his love of battle and pride and confidence in his immense power, Madara is very cautious, as he created a wood clone to lessen the chances of being caught off-guard by the five Kage during their battle. Madara was very serious as the leader of the Uchiha clan, always wanting to protect them and keeping their best interests at heart. Madara has a dark sense of humor, as shown when he created twenty-five wood clones, sending five to each Kage, and asked them if they want the clones to use Susanoo or not in a jocular tone, when he referred to incinerating his forest as creating coal after knocking the Kage into it, as well as when he said they were simply not "ok" when Naruto asked him what happened to them.
AbilitiesMadara is an extraordinarily powerful shinobi, the second strongest of his time, second only to his rival, Hashirama Senju, and was able to survive every battle he ever fought with him. During their last battle, Madara was able to fight evenly against Hashirama for the entire battle, which lasted for many hours, eventually forcing Hashirama to use a sneak attack from behind to defeat him, fearing a stalemate otherwise. Madara is the first to ever be able to subdue, control, and summon a tailed beast. He was born with an extremely powerful chakra, even for an Uchiha, which Kurama claimed to be far more sinister than its own, and that was excessively massive in amount in life, able to use his perfect Susanoo and control Kurama at the same time after having already summoned him while staying unfazed. Due to the manner of his revival and the experiments done by Kabuto Yakushi, Madara was able to retain the power he had amassed in his old age, while mantaining the youthful appearance of his prime. After his revival, he proved to be so overwhelmingly powerful that he was able to overpower and nearly kill all five of the current Kage multiple times by himself while holding back most of his power and leave them in a state of awe and horror when he maninfested his final Susanoo. Tsunade was so baffled by Madara's legendary prowess, that she questioned how her grandfather had really defeated such an opponent in the past when they, the five Kage, couldn't do so in the present. This testament to Madara's incredible power was shown further when he managed to defeat all five of the current Kage in unison single-handedly. Madara has and is a master of all of his clan's kekkei genkai and also has the Rinnegan, being the only Uchiha to awaken it. He is also very knowledgeable and intellegent, knowing things that even Orochimaru, the strongest of the Sannin, doesn't and is a capable strategist.
With the Sharingan, which Madara mastered at a young age, he can see chakra, predict opponents' physical movements, place victims into a paralysing genjutsu, and copy most enemy techniques. With the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, which he gained at the time his brother died, Madara can use his most powerful techniques; Amaterasu(undying black flames that form close to their target and that are nearly impossible to dodge), Tsukuyomi(a very powerful genjutsu, with which he can torture his enemies in their minds), and Susanoo(his strongest weapon and defence in one, which can protect him from most anything and whose perfect form can level moutains and, at the same time, repel and corner all five of the current Kage at once). Madara's perfect form of Susanoo is enormous, tailed beast-size, and during his final battle with Hashirama, Madara displayed an impressive and unique use of this Susanoo, shaping it into a suit of armor which he clad Kurama with. This drastically increased the beast's offensive and defensive prowess, to the point that Madara was able to easily overwhelm Hashirama's initial, but extremely formidable Wood Release techniques, while simultaneously bisecting six mountains with one attack, quickly forcing Hashirama to use Sage Mode and go all out to be able to fight on par with him. With the Rinnegan, Madara can use the abilities of the Sage of the Six Paths(the first shinobi, who defeated the Ten-Tails and who first possessed the Rinnegan), although he has only displayed absorbing chakra. Madara is able to use his Rinnegan in conjunction with his Susanoo to pull meteorites from the atmosphere and use them for mass destruction. Upon witnessing him starting to use this ability, Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage, awe-struckenly questioned if Madara had the power of a god, which was rapidly evidenced when Madara quickly killed most of his men with a single use of this technique.
Madara is a master of Fire Release and can use enormous fire techniques capable of incinerating a large group of shinobi or a large portion of a forest with ease. After his last battle with Hashirama Senju, he gained his rival's Wood Release and its component natures, Earth and Water Release. With Wood Release, Madara can use high-scale techniques that are on par with Hashirama's and that are difficult to dodge or counter. He is able to merge with and hide within wood, and create one or more wood clones which, if used on a large scale and in conjuction with Susanoo, allows Madara to create an army of ethereal warriors, with which he was able to turn the five on one advantage of the five Kage against them during their battle, and completely overwhelm them. He can also create a giant wooden dragon capable of overwhelming Naruto's full transformation into Kurama. Madara could also restrain Killer B in his full, Eight-Tails form easily with his Wood Release. He defeated Tsunade via bisection with his Wood Release. His Wood Release prowess proves that Madara is also very skilled with Water and Earth Release as well.
In terms of physical prowess, Madara is a very proficient taijutsu fighter, having considerable physical strength, great speed, and remarkable reflexes. His physical capabilities prove to be equal to that of his rival, Hashirama Senju. In the manga, he was able to repel a shinobi twice his size into an oncoming group of shinobi, knocking them all down, with just one roundhouse kick(though in the anime, this particular shinobi was simply slashed to death). In he anime, Madara was able to effortlessly overpower and repel many shinobi with single kicks and punches, one time half way burrying a shinobi head-first in the sand. Madara was also able to easily dodge Gaara's high-speed sand attacks, Mei's close-range Lava Release attack, and even guard himself against A's punch while the latter was clad in his Lightning Release Armor using only his arms. Madara carried his trademark gunbai(war fan) with him for all of his life and is very skilled at using it as a weapon, able to turn the force of an enemy's attack back at them and, in the anime, create powerful gusts of wind capable of repelling an entire platoon of shinobi. He can also use it to create a chakra barrier capable of blocking large physical attacks. He also carried a Kama with him when he last fought with Hashirama and showed to be able to use it with his gunbai as a double melee weapon. He is also a highly skilled kenjutsu user, able to easily commandeer a sword if he is without one and cut down several enemies before they can react with great versatality and flexibility.