1. The most basic power is being able to see chakra and identify genjutsu, the Sharingan’s ability to copy technique after looking at them for three seconds. This can be done whether one has their Sharingan activated or not, but has a reduced range when the user does not activate their Sharingan. It should also be noted that mistakes made by Jinchuriki are typically reflected in the user’s eye instead of what they visualize as reality.
2. After achieving full mastery of the Sharingan, one gains access to a limited number of genjutsu: Tsukuyomi causes people caught within its illusion world to experience years in mere moments; Amaterasu sets its target ablaze with blue flames they cannot extinguish; and finally Susanoo, the “Rider of the Storm,” which produces a spectral being that protects them from all harm.
These genjutsu do not have any time limit while active, but can be broken by an Uchiha both by Sharingan activation or accessing some other part of their power. Itachi had his own original technique: Izanami, a sort of reverse genjutsu capable of trapping foes in a world where they are forced to relive their worst memories forever.
Copy Cat/Replication Objects: Most Sharingan users can obverse the movements of other people. This is thought to come from that fact that they can copy techniques given their ability to read and remember any technique directed at them. In addition, unlike a chakra clone which disperses when the user is attacked, a Sharingan clone can be controlled up until it absorbs an attack so it’s useful for training or learning under pressure. A Sharingan replica appears much like more complete shadow clones with physical form (although they are limited in power), but require active concentration on the part of the user due to the limitations of natural sharingans noting they dissipate quickly if not focused on caring for them.
Genjutsu: All Sharingan users can use a genjutsu known as the “Blindness Technique” which causes enemies to lose their will to fight and flee.
Mangekyou Sharingan: The Mangekyou Sharingan is a powerful dōjutsu that has only appeared in a few individuals in the series, such as Kakashi Hatake and Itachi Uchiha. The Mangekyou induces an altered state of reality through sheer power, but cannot be used by all sharingans; it must be awoken with extreme emotions from either despair or denial.
Tsukiyomi: With this technique, Itachi makes darkness consume those within his line of sight. Once trapped in the illusion, he is able to torment them for what seems like an eternity to them, while he remains unaffected. Upon closer inspection by others, the illusion appears differently; it is a perfect copy of the one trapped inside, which entraps their mind and body.
The person who falls prey to the genjutsu experiences the exact opposite of what happens in reality: to him or her, nothing changes no matter how much time passes, leaving them to believe they have been locked away in this false reality for all eternity until someone can break them free from the spell.
Amaterasu: Itachi creates a black fire that consumes everything in its path and cannot be extinguished with water or any other normal methods up until its consumed everything within its area of affect.. Tsukuyomi: A powerful genjutsu that allows the user to control their opponent by forcing them to experience an illusionary world created from the victim’s mind. The only downside of this technique is that it required eye contact, thus a person can avoid having their mind taken over if they look away or close their eyes.
Susanoo: This power creates a gigantic, humanoid being around themselves as a “shell” which provides defense for its user and attacks on his behalf. In addition, as its defense mechanism against genjutsu, those caught in Susanoo’s ribcage will have their illusions dispelled as long as they are trapped inside. Because it requires large amounts of chakra to maintain, Itachi could keep it active for only three minutes.
Kaleidoscope Sharingan-One tier lower than the regular Sharingan, Kaleidoscope Sharingan is activated and can be used with any other simultaneous moves.
Mirror Sharingan- The Mirror Sholdergan gives the user a split personality and they might not even know it themselves. The division of the person’s thoughts often leads to headaches, as well as instability in perception due to loss of one’s sense of self.
Copycat Sharingan- The Copycat Sholdergan allows for things that are copied to look exactly like their original counterparts without limit (e.g., Double Illusion Spitting Image Technique).
3D Parallax Viewing- When using this power, the person can duplicate an exact model of themselves and control the movements, such as attacking their opponent.
Dusk Taker- Allows for minor precognition and techniques that involve controlling shadows. The user seems to be able to become a shadow, move in the manner of one and travel through them.
Amaterasu-A black flame that can burn anything it touches and cannot be extinguished via normal means, but only by stopping the caster or using extremely powerful water.
The three primary abilities of the Sharingan are copying jutsu, predicting an opponent’s attack and making visual illusions.
Copying Jutsu – This is the most well-known ability of a Sharingan user, and in fact this power is what defines the Sharingan as a distinctive eye that we see Sasuke Uchiha portrayed with when he activates his Mangekyou form. One example of this power would be to copy ninjutsu. This allows one to gain access to new types of ninjutsu that their rank or style may not have access to naturally, such as Amaterasu which can only be attained through Izanagi.
Predicting Attacks – Probably the second most popular power on this list because it oftentimes allows the user to avoid damage. This abillity is by far more subtle, but some users have had the ability to develop this skill to new levels that are simply sheer precognitive capabilities. Some examples of predicting attacks would be when Sasuke stops Haku’s senbon in their battle, or when Itachi was able to dodge all of Naruto’s punches during their fight.
Visual Illusions – While not being on the same level as abilities like Izanagi or Amaterasu, this power can still prove life-threatening. One example is when Sasuke nearly killed Sakura with his Tsukuyomi illusion which he showed off in their fight against Daniel and Fuzzy Brows at Tazuna’s house. However despite these powers, it has one major drawback, which is that it requires a great deal of chakra to perform, enough so that after using the Mangekyou for extended periods of time, one risks blindness.
Can see through all genjutsu (illusionary techniques)
-Copy the techniques they see, including ninjutsu and nature transformations
-Powers up injury recovery speed drastically
-Mental techniques which inhibit the enemy’s movements. E.g., Tsukuyomi, Mangekyou Sharingan Genjutsu.
The user may also take control of their opponent’s body as well – the third such power granted by the Mangekyō (Lightning Blade Creation). These powers are normally accessed with a third tomoe seal on the eye, though not always. With that said, an MS user can still experience this by obtaining even more powerful abilities/transformations.
The Sharingan powers in Naruto are as follows:
-Transcription of handwritten message-The Sharingan is capable of transcribing a character’s movement and words 一if the user has memorized them 自in advance. This was seen twice, once by Sasuke Uchiha during the Chūnin Exams when he discovered that Ino Yamanaka was using Mind Body Switch Technique to come up with answers for her teammates, and then again when Pain uses his Asura Path ability in order to take control of Shizune. However it needs to be pointed out that while copying words, the details around it cannot be copied. Transcriptions can also change if there is considerable difference between what’s being spoken compared to what’s memorized, as seen when Naruto uses different words to reminisce his meeting with Shukaku. Transcriptions will last for the same duration as the transfer of information.
Sharingan eyes-The Sharingan grants the user two very distinctive abilities: The Eye of Insight and the Eye of Hypnotism . The first of the Sharingan’s powers is being able to see chakra flow. The Sharingan itself gives colour to chakra, allowing the wielder to differentiate them. They are also able to tell if a person is under a genjutsu because the person’s chakra flow would be irregular.
Sharingan can copy any type of jutsu by seeing it once, apart from other Kekkei Genkai abilities and Mangekyō Sharingan techniques. This ability has been used several times by Sasuke and Itachi during their battles with Orochimaru’s loyal subordinates and Kabuto Yakushi. In Part I this was done through eye contact; in Part II, through hand seals . As seen when Sasuke Uchiha later tried to escape from Deidara’s suicide technique, the user needs both eyes to take in this information. It was also shown that the Sharingan does not need for the user to make handseals or eye contact when it used against Kabuto who had activated his own version of the Mangekyō Sharingan.
Basically, Sharingan is a power that possesses innate precognition which activates automatically to produce mental images of possible future events. It does not predict specific events, people or objects and only produces general warning for danger spots/expositions so the user can take necessary precautionary measures. Note that this is just an ability and not necessarily a spell someone could use in magic battles as it has been shown throughout anime.
The most known Sharingan’s powers are Uchihagaeshi no Jutsu (Apparition Technique), Amaterasu, Susano’o, Kamui etc. I won’t be explaining these abilities individually but it will help if you have watched Naruto series to know more about them 🙂
The Sharingan has the ability to predict opponents’ movements within a short time frame, even while the user remains motionless. The Sharingan’s heightened perception allows the user to pinpoint any person or jutsu currently active in their vicinity and can discern any hiding opponents as well. However, sensing only requires that an area be swept once for use
As well as a passive effect of varying degrees of animal empathy (detecting negative emotions such as anger and anxiety), Among all types ie Mangekyou, EMS etc.; which type does not however include Uzumaki clan’s bloodline—Mangekyou has revealed some of the greatest powers contained with it. It is capable of inflicting great amounts of pain with its great techniques, but most notably the Izanagi.
Covering their eyes with their hands, they can shape it to reflect light elsewhere in order to achieve a limited form of X-ray vision (only covering the upper half) and magnify the user’s field of vision fivefold. However, using Izanagi removes one of the user’s eyes, which will gradually heal over time. Upon awakening, the Mangekyou’s enhanced vision of certain levels causes a similar effect to impact on the user’s perception of reality, such as getting tunnel vision and objects appearing inverted.
-Copy and Sharingan
-Dreams, genjutsu and illusions. Sharingan can also enter another’s mind to uncover their memories as well as the minds of others. This is called “telepathy” in some English translations.
-Mangekyō Sharingan (Kaleidoscope Copy Wheel Eye) are colored by a spectrum that ranges from red to black also known as Kyuubi’s chakra), there are three different stages of development with far greater abilities than when first activated.
- Copycat Drawing Technique – this is an advanced technique that requires mastery of the Sharingan, which copies another person’s jutsu by observing it for a few seconds, and then reproduces it to use against the opponent. It also can be used to copy other techniques besides just jutsu.
- Mind Rape – brainwashing victim into being their puppet with commands that slip gradually into their subconscious.. Turning them into a vessel and bodyguard or even worse… doesn’t matter… once they’re infected, all they do is follow orders without remembering what happened while under mind control (permanently). Anything you say goes through them from mouth to ears of listeners like an actual stone-cold robot automatically following directions without question.
- Tsukuyomi – It traps the victim in an illusionary world, torturing them for what seems like days in mere moments to the user. The illusions experienced are based on the memories of the one affected and will grow increasingly more horrific as time passes.