|Title/Rank:||Sasuke of the Sharingan, Child of the Prophecy, Supporting Kage|
|Relationships:|| Uchiha Fugaku (father, deceased)|
Uchiha Mikoto (mother, deceased)
Uchiha Itachi (older brother, deceased)
Uzumaki Naruto (teammate)
Haruno Sakura (teammate, wife)
Hatake Kakashi (teacher)
Uchiha Sarada (daughter)
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Sasuke was born the second and youngest child of Uchiha Mikoto and Uchiha Fugaku, the head of the Uchiha clan. His older brother, Uchiha Itachi, was regarded as a prodigy among Konohagakure's ninja. One night, 7-year-old Sasuke returned home to find all other Uchiha massacred by Itachi's hand. The emotional trauma unlocked Sasuke's sharingan, and Itachi taunted his brother before fleeing the village. Thus began Sasuke's long quest to gain the power necessary to exact his vengeance.
Sasuke can be a divisive character among the fandom. Many Naruto fans take umbrage with his many instances of deliberately harming his friends and comrades, including Naruto, Sakura, and Karin.
Sasuke ranked within the top five of every official popularity poll conducted by Weekly Shōnen Jump throughout Naruto's serialization, ranking first on two occasions.
Fanon and Common Tropes in Fanworks
In fan works, Sasuke tends to call others—namely Naruto—"dobe" ("idiot"), while others—namely Naruto—often call him "teme" ("jerk"), despite the fact that they may have used these terms as rarely as a single instance in canon. Sasuke is also associated with other fanon catchphrases, such as:
- "I am Uchiha elite!"
- "Give me your jutsu, dobe." / "Teach me that jutsu, dobe!"
Within ships, Sasuke is often portrayed as possessive, domineering, and aggressive.
According to FanFiction.net's pairing feature, between October 2013 and 9 April 2019, Sasuke was most often listed as paired with Sakura (48%), followed by Naruto (32%), Hinata (13%), and Itachi (2%). Among M-rated stories between October 2013 and June 2018, the distribution instead favored Naruto (44%), followed by Sakura (37%), Hinata (12%), and Itachi (3%).
As of August 2020, Sasuke x Naruto is the most popular pairing tag among Naruto works on Archive of Our Own.
- Sasuke x Naruto (SasuNaru)
- Sasuke x Sakura (SasuSaku)
- Naruto x Sakura x Sasuke
- Sasuke x Hinata (SasuHina) - SasuHina often accompanies NaruSaku in order to pair the spares. A common plot centers on an arranged marriage for the purpose of producing an heir who would inherit the Uchiha's sharingan and the Hyūga's byakugan.
- Itachi x Sasuke (ItaSasu)
Example Fan Works
- つながり by gigi
- Sasuke Simpson_2 by Morpheus306
- Something…that should have never been… by spitcastle
- Sasuke x Pocahontas by mssConstance15
- Hola!, les comparto este #fanart que hice de Sasuke basado en un meme, espero lo disfruten by kasiax
Other Fan Works
- The Conflict and Compromise of Uchiha Sasuke by Craftsdwarf (external link)
- Dissecting Sasuke Uchiha by Swagkage
- single use clothing Sasuke theory by fizzityuck
Archives and Communities
- Naruto stories and crossovers featuring Sasuke on FanFiction.Net
- Uchiha Sasuke tag on Archive of Our Own
- うちはサスケ (Uchiha Sasuke tag on Pixiv
Links and Resources
- Narutopedia. Naruto Character Popularity Polls. (Accessed August 2020.)
- phantomstatistician. Sasuke's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2013*-Present, posted to Tumblr on 9 April 2019. (Accessed August 2020.)
- phantomstatistician. Sasuke's FanFiction Shipping Chart (Rated M) 2013*-Present, posted to Tumblr on 12 June 2018. (Accessed September 2020.)