Why Are Sharingan Eyes Powerful? Types, Abilities & Sharingan Users Ranked

15.12.2023 | Lydia | Eye Fashion

The Sharingan eye is one of the "Three Great Dōjutsu" and it is the unique Dojutsu of the Uchiha Clan. Empowered with many abilities such as Tsukuyomi, Amaterasu, Susanoo, Kotoamatsukami, Kamui, Izanagi, and Izanami, the Sharingan is considered one of the most powerful eyes in Naruto.

The article will discuss more details about all Sharingan eyes and their prominent strengths. Based on an individual's ability, we have the top 10 Sharingan users ranked. Quality and exquisite Sharingan eye contacts are available at the end of this article in case you want to do cosplay.

How to Awaken Sharingan Eyes?

Awaking Sharingan is an intricate process unique to the Uchiha Clan in the Naruto universe. Typically, intense emotional trauma or the witnessing of a significant event triggers the activation. The Sharingan behaves initially as one tomoe (comma-like swirl symbol) in one eye and later evolves with increased proficiency.

All Types of Sharingan Eyes

Sharingan eyes come in several forms, each representing a different stage of evolution.

1. Tomoe Sharingan

The 1, 2, and 3 Tomoe Sharingan is the basic Sharingan of the Uchiha Clan and the number of tomoe represents the level of power.

👁️ 1 Tomoe Sharingan: It allows the user to analyze and replicate their opponent's jutsu. However, the ability is weak and the Genjutsu with only one Tomoe Sharingan is generally not powerful.

👁️ 2 Tomoe Sharingan: It enhances the abilities of 1-Tomoe Sharingan, allowing the user to copy Ninjutsu and Taijutsu, read the opponent's chakra flow, and perform powerful Genjutsu.

👁️ 3 Tomoe Sharingan: It is the final basic version of Sharingan before evolving into the Mangekyō Sharingan. The user can perform powerful Genjutsu, copy jutsu with high perception, and see the flow of chakra to a greater extent.

3 Tomoe Sharingan

Image credit: Naruto anime

2. Mangekyō Sharingan

Mangekyō Sharingan is an advanced form of Sharingan. It evolves when the user experiences the trauma of losing a loved one. However, Mangekyō Sharingan has a huge drawback; its use eventually leads to eventual blindness!

Mangekyō Sharingan enhances all Sharingan abilities and grants unique powers to each user. These powers include:

  • Tsukuyomi: Itachi Uchiha
  • Amaterasu: Itachi Uchiha and Sasuke Uchiha
  • Susanoo: Hagoromo Otsutsuki, Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha, and Madara Uchiha
  • Izanagi: Sasuke Uchiha and Obito Uchiha
  • Izanami: Itachi Uchiha
  • Kotoamatsukami: Shisui Uchiha, Itachi Uchiha, and Danzo Shimura
  • Kamui: Obito Uchiha and Kakashi Hatake

Itachi Mangekyō Sharingan

Image credit: Naruto anime

3. Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan

Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan is the final dōjutsu of the Uchiha Clan, evolved from Mangekyou Sharingan. To restore vision, users transplant another pair of Sharingan eyes from a close relative, ideally a sibling. This awakens the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan.

It enhances all abilities of Mangekyou Sharingan without any side effects. Sasuke Uchiha and Madara Uchiha are the only known users of Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan.

Sasuke Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan

Image credit: Naruto anime

FAQs about Sharingan Eyes:

1. Is Rinne Sharingan a type of Sharingan eye?

Rinne Sharingan is a combination of Sharingan and Rinnegan, which is arguably the most powerful eye in Naruto. Therefore, we believe that Rinne Sharingan should not be considered a type of Sharingan eye. Instead, it is its own unique Dojutsu.

This Dojutsu combines the reality-altering and Genjutsu abilities of the Sharingan with the Six Path powers of the Rinnegan, making its wielder virtually omnipotent.

Rinne Sharingan Eye

Image credit: Naruto anime

2. What is the most powerful Sharingan?

As the evolved version of Mangekyou Sharingan, Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan is considered the strongest amongst the various Sharingan eyes. It allows the wielder, such as Sasuke Uchiha or Madara Uchiha, to use all the abilities of the Mangekyou without suffering any side effects.

3. Can Sharingan switch to Rinnegan?

Yes, it is possible to turn Sharingan to Rinnegan by using Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki’s chakra. For example, Sasuke's left eye became Rinnegan when he obtained half of Hagoromo's chakra. Madara Uchiha merged Hashirama Senju's DNA, resulting in his Sharingan transforming into Rinnegan.

Broad Abilities of Sharingan Eyes

There are the broad abilities that Sharingan wielders can perform.

1. The Eye of Insight

The Eye of Insight grants users the ability to see chakra, identify its source, and detect abnormalities in chakra flow. They also have enhanced perception, which allows them to read lips, mimic movements, predict their opponent's next move in combat, and analyze enemy hand seals to understand their technique.

In addition, Sharingan users can accurately copy and perform almost any jutsu they see, except for kekkei genkai or unlearned nature transformations.

2. The Eye of Hypnotism

The Eye of Hypnotism allows users to perform Genjutsu, enabling them to control the thoughts and actions of a target through eye contact. For example, Uchiha Clan members can use this ability on tailed beasts and control their chakra. Sharingan eyes can target multiple individuals at once.

Although users of this ability are said to be able to see the future, they are actually using this as a tactic to confuse or delay opponents. Initially, they perfectly mimic the opponent's movements, thoughts, and words. Then, they manipulate the opponent into performing an action they both know, allowing the user to complete it before the opponent can.

3. Izanagi & Izanami

In addition, the Sharingan has two powerful Genjutsu techniques called Izanagi and Izanami, which are rarely used by the Uchiha Clan. Both techniques are considered forbidden, as they permanently close the eyes of the user.

Izanagi can temporarily change reality into illusion and illusion into reality, allowing the user to escape death and rewrite destiny. To fully use this technique, the user needs the DNA of both the Uchiha and Senju. On the other hand, Izanami traps the victim in an endless loop, ignoring their senses. It was created specifically to counter those who misuse Izanagi.

Top 10 Ranked Sharingan Users in Naruto

Here is a ranking of the top 10 Sharingan users in Naruto based on the individual's ability.

#1. Hagoromo Otsutsuki

Hagoromo Otsutsuki has a mighty Sharingan. His abilities were not explored much in the series, but it is clear that he is stronger than most others.

He possessed a flawless Susanoo, a rare manifestation for those with twin Mangekyo Sharingan eyes. What made him unique was the immense size of his Susanoo, rivaling the Ten-Tailed Beast. Even Sasuke's Susanoo, similar in size to Kurama, is smaller.

It is worth noting that Hagoromo's extraordinary strengths, coupled with the aid of his brother, proved enough to defeat the powerful Kaguya Otsutsuki.

Hagoromo Otsutsuki

Image credit: Naruto anime

#2. Sasuke Uchiha

Like Madara, Sasuke is a reincarnation of Indra Otsutsuki, giving him strong chakra. Through training, Sasuke obtained the Mangekyo Sharingan after Itachi's death. By transplanting his brother's eyes, he gained the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and later evolved his left eye into the Rinnegan.

Additionally, Sasuke obtained the Six Paths powers from the Sage of Six Paths, further strengthening him. As an adult, he became powerful enough to rival Momoshiki Otsutsuki in battle.

Sasuke's strongest Sharingan ability is the Full Body Susanoo, a powerful armored warrior form that enhances his defensive and offensive capabilities. Besides, he is a master of controlling the black flames of Amaterasu.

Sasuke Uchiha

Image credit: Naruto anime

#3. Kakashi Hatake

Kakashi Hatake is a highly skilled shinobi renowned for his mastery of Sharingan.

He can accurately replicate opponents' techniques, earning him the nickname "The Copy Ninja." But Kakashi's usage of the Sharingan extended beyond mere replication. The awakening of Mangekyo Sharingan helps him unlock Kamui.

Furthermore, during the Fourth Great Ninja War, Kakashi received a substantial power-up from Obito Uchiha. By inheriting Obito's Six Paths chakra and both of his Mangekyo Sharingan, Kakashi became incredibly powerful. This immense boost enabled him to fight against Kaguya Otsutsuki, a deity-like being.

Kakashi Hatake

Image credit: Naruto anime

#4. Madara Uchiha

Madara, the reincarnation of Indra Otsutsuki, was a powerful ninja with unrivaled mastery of the Mangekyo Sharingan.

He achieved the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan by transplanting his brother's eyes and later evolved his Sharingan into the Rinnegan. Becoming the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki during the Fourth Great Ninja War elevated his power to unprecedented levels. His most fearsome ability was the manifestation of Susanoo, which allowed him to decimate entire countries and dominate the battlefield.

Kakashi Hatake

Image credit: Naruto anime

#5. Indra Otsutsuki

Indra Otsutsuki, the son of Hagoromo, is a prominent figure in the Naruto universe. As the first person to be born with the Sharingan, he inherited his father's powerful chakra and possessed incredible potential. Indra's Sharingan evolved into the Mangekyo Sharingan, becoming even more powerful as time went on.

#6. Obito Uchiha

Obito, unlike most Uchiha, took a long time to become strong. But after training with Madara, he became incredibly powerful. By the age of 14, he could even fight against the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, thanks to his awakened Mangekyo Sharingan.

His Mangekyo Sharingan eyes gave him the power of Kamui, which allowed him to transport things to another dimension. Along with his skilled use of Genjutsu and ability to use Izanagi for 5 minutes, Obito was nearly invincible.

Obito Uchiha

Image credit: Naruto anime

#7. Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha, also known as the Clan Killer, is widely regarded as one of the most powerful members of the Uchiha Clan in history. He showed talent from a young age and was considered a prodigy. At just eight years old, he already possessed the Sharingan, and shortly after, he obtained the even more powerful Mangekyo Sharingan.

With his left eye, Itachi could control the unquenchable flames of the Amaterasu, while his right eye allowed him to use an impactful Genjutsu technique called Tsukuyomi. What made Itachi even more formidable was his ability to cast Genjutsu without needing to maintain eye contact.

Itachi Uchiha

Image credit: Naruto anime

#8. Shisui Uchiha

Shisui was a highly skilled ninja from Konohagakure, known for his incredible speed and mastery of the Bodylicker. He was also a talented member of the Uchiha Clan and held the rank of Jonin. Unlike most Uchiha, Shisui was able to avoid succumbing to the Curse of Hatred, which plagued many of his clan members.

Shisui was particularly adept at using the Sharingan, a special eye technique unique to the Uchiha Clan. During the Third Great Ninja War, his Sharingan evolved into the Mangekyo Sharingan. With this ability, Shisui possessed the power to cast Kotoamatsukami, which allowed him to manipulate others without them even realizing it.

Shisui Uchiha

Image credit: Naruto anime

#9. Izuna Uchiha

Izuna Uchiha was Madara Uchiha's little brother and they trained together. They were the first Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyo Sharingan. Izuna was strong like Madara and even fought Tobirama Senju. But he was killed by the future Second Hokage.

#10. Shin Uchiha

Orochimaru created Shin Uchiha using Hashirama's cells. Similar to Danzo, Shin had multiple Sharingan on his body, giving him exceptional vision. Somehow, he also awakened the Mangekyo Sharingan, allowing him to control weapons marked with his symbol using his eye's power.

Since Shin's body was entirely made of Hashirama's cells, he had an abundance of chakra and could use the Mangekyo Sharingan without any concerns about the consequences.

Shin Uchiha

Image credit: Naruto anime

Best Sharingan Eye Contacts for Cosplay

If you want to cosplay the classic character in Naruto, you will need a pair of Sharingan eye contacts to "awaken" your Sharingan abilities! TTDEYE offers various types of Naruto Sharingan contacts, covering the basic Tomoe Sharingan, Kakashi Sharingan, Madara Sharingan, and even Rinne Sharingan. Click on the links below to purchase:

🛒 TTDeye 1-Tomoe Sharingan | 1 Year >

🛒 TTDeye 3-Tomoe Sharingan | 1 Year >

🛒 TTDeye Kakashi Sharingan Eye Contact Lenses | 1 Year >

🛒 TTDeye Madara Sharingan | 1 Year >

🛒 TTDeye Rinne Sharingan | 1 Year >