Uchiha Sasuke

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Character
Name: Uchiha Sasuke
Occupation: Ninja
Title/Rank: Sasuke of the Sharingan, Child of the Prophecy, Supporting Kage
Location:
Status: Alive
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)
Fandom: Naruto
Other:
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Uchiha Sasuke (うちは サスケ) is a main character in the manga Naruto. He was on Team 7 with Uzumaki Naruto and Haruno Sakura, and they were taught by Hatake Kakashi.

Canon

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.

Fandom

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.[1]

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.[2] Sasuke is also associated with other fanon catchphrases[3][4], such as:

  • "Hn."
  • "I am Uchiha elite!"
  • "Give me your jutsu, dobe." / "Teach me that jutsu, dobe!"[5]

Bashers and humorists often refer to Sasuke's hairstyle as "duckbutt hair".[6]

Shipping

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%).[7] 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%).[8]

As of August 2020, Sasuke x Naruto is the most popular pairing tag among Naruto works on Archive of Our Own.

Notable Ships

Example Fan Works

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fan Fiction

Fan Art

AMV

Other Fan Works

Video Essays

Fan Theories

Memes

Archives and Communities

Links and Resources

References

  1. ^ Narutopedia. Naruto Character Popularity Polls. (Accessed August 2020.)
  2. ^ https://old.reddit.com/r/NarutoFanfiction/comments/7e6k9r/annoying_tropes/dq34th2/
  3. ^ https://stopthebig3.tumblr.com/post/188671470026/niiiiiiisan-yatsugarechann-sasukelover89
  4. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/NarutoFanfiction/comments/b4tnov/what_are_some_tropes_you_hate_with_naruto_fanfics/
  5. ^ https://old.reddit.com/r/NarutoFanfiction/comments/7e6k9r/annoying_tropes/dq2zet1/
  6. ^ https://old.reddit.com/r/NarutoFanfiction/comments/df8gwe/what_kind_of_tropes_do_you_hate_in_naruto/f370jek/
  7. ^ phantomstatistician. Sasuke's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2013*-Present, posted to Tumblr on 9 April 2019. (Accessed August 2020.)
  8. ^ phantomstatistician. Sasuke's FanFiction Shipping Chart (Rated M) 2013*-Present, posted to Tumblr on 12 June 2018. (Accessed September 2020.)
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