Amaterasu is one of the deadliest attacks in the Naruto verse. Kishimoto the creator of Naruto used Amaterasu from the Japanese Mythology where Amaterasu is the Goddess of Sun.
It is a black flame that keeps on burning endlessly until it has burnt the target completely. We see it getting used by Itachi several times throughout the anime. But Can Madara Use Amaterasu? Let’s dig into it.
There are very less ways to counter these flames. Evading them is slightly complicated as it can be released from point-blank range and it is quite fast which makes it hard to dodge. Another option is to absorb the flames which only Rinnegan and Karma users can do.
Overall, Amaterasu is a very formidable attack that can be very useful in various situations. Since then, fans have been wondering whether Amaterasu is a Mangekyou ability that every Mangekyou Sharingan user would have as we see Itachi using Amaterasu, and then it is also used by Sasuke.
This article will discuss if Madara can use Amaterasu along with all explanation and basic questions and misconceptions about Amaterasu and provide you with a clear picture answering who all can use it.
Can Rinnegan Use Amaterasu?
No, Rinnegan cannot use Amaterasu by itself.
Rinnegan does not have the power to use Amaterasu. Rinnegan can indeed perform a lot of different types of attacks that are quite destructive. But Amaterasu is not a Rinnegan ability but an ability of the Mangekyou Sharingan.
However, not every MS user has the Amaterasu in their eyes. Every Uchiha who uses MS has different and versatile attacks.
The only thing common among all MS users is the Susanoo. The Susanoo can be accessible by every MS user. However, every Susanoo is built differently. For some users, it might be higher in durability and for some, it could be higher in attack potency.
Apart from the Susanoo, all other attacks differ in the Uchiha.
Can All Mangekyou Sharingan Use Amaterasu?
No, all Mangekyou Sharingan cannot use Amaterasu.
The only two characters that we have seen using Amaterasu are Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha.
It is not explained why they are the only ones but it is assumed that they are brothers and share the same bloodline which lets them have a similar ability. Sasuke enhances the Amaterasu further by using Anton Kagutsuchi (Inferno Style Flame Control). This attack is something that Itachi has never used.
As explained above Amaterasu is not an ability that every Mangekyou Sharingan user will have by default. Every user has a special attack.
For Obito it was Kamui. For Shisui it was Kotoamatsukami. We haven’t seen any other attack by Madara apart from Susanoo and the power to control the Nine-Tails.
For Itachi, it was Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu. For Sasuke it was Kagutsuchi and Amaterasu.
Fugaku Uchiha (Itachi and Sasuke’s father) has only shown his Mangekyou once in the anime and unfortunately, we do not know his abilities.
Izuna Uchiha (Madara’s brother) was also an MS user who was killed by Tobirama. We did not get much information on Izuna’s attacks also.
Even in the history of the Uchiha Clan Amaterasu is never spoken about and has no information regarding it.
So, for now, it seems accurate to claim that only two characters had Amaterasu.
Can All Uchiha Use Amaterasu?
As it is explained above, Amaterasu is a Mangekyou Sharingan ability which is known to be rare among the Uchiha clan members. Not every Uchiha gets to awaken the Mangekyou Sharingan as the very process of awakening is considered to be very complex.
It is believed that severe trauma can trigger a unique chakra that gets released inside his or her brain and reacts with the optic nerves, and changes appear in that person’s eyes. That is the phenomenon called the Sharingan. The Eye reflects the heart.
Non-MS users cannot use any of the MS attacks such as Susanoo, Kamui, Tsukuyomi, Kotoamatsukami, etc.
As discussed earlier, even most MS users cannot Amaterasu as it is not the same for everyone.
Can Madara Use Amaterasu?
No, Madara cannot use Amaterasu.
His MS did not grant him Amaterasu. Never once have we seen Madara using Amaterasu in the entire series.
Madara is mainly known for his physical abilities which made him being capable of fighting Hashirama Senju one on one for several years.
Madara also is known for having a really strong and durable Susanoo through which he fought Hashirama’s wood style for several years.
Madara is also very known for controlling the Nine-Tails using his very own Mangekyou Sharingan-based Genjutsu.
Later on, he takes his brother’s MS and awakens the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan which gives him the ability to use the Perfect Susanoo.
Madara also uses his perfect Susanoo as armor around the nine tails to fight Hashirama.
Apart from these abilities, we have never seen Madara using anything else.
How Did Madara Absorb Amaterasu?
Madara is capable of absorbing any type of ninjutsu because he is one of the only characters to have successfully awakened Rinnegan in his both eyes.
Madara being an Indra Reincarnate and an Uchiha just needed Hashirama cells to fulfill the conditions of achieving Rinnegan.
After his fight with Hashirama, Madara fakes his death and spends decades trying to awaken the Rinnegan.
After several decades he successfully awakens Rinnegan in his both eyes.
One of the Rinnegan abilities is to absorb all types of ninjutsu and also absorb chakra physically from all shinobis. As we saw Pain and also Madara absorb Naruto’s wind style Rasenshuriken in the series. Pain also directly absorbs nature energy from Naruto by physically restraining him.
This is how Madara was able to absorb Amaterasu.
Can Madara Use Izanagi?
Yes, Madara can use Izanagi.
Izanagi is a forbidden technique that any of the Uchiha clan members can use if they have access to a Sharingan. Due to the dark history, this particular technique and Izanami are hidden and not taught to anyone.
Madara knowing the history of the Uchiha clan and having read the Uchiha Stone Tablet, is aware of all the forbidden Uchiha clan techniques and the tragic history amongst the Uchiha clan who used Izanagi and Izanami against each other.
Madara knowing the benefits of this technique uses it against Hashirama to fake his death and escape.
Izanagi is a technique where death itself can be reversed but at the sacrifice of the user’s eye.
Madara gets stabbed by Hashirama, Madara is presumed dead, and is transferred to a tomb, then uses Izanagi to bring himself back to life at the sacrifice of one of his eyes and then goes into hiding to begin his several decade long experiments to awaken the Rinnegan.