Since Itachi Uchiha always said complete truth, is it possible that he himself knew the truth about Tobi being Obito and not Madara?

  • I think he knew that he is an Uchiha but I'm not sure if he knew that he is Tobi. Jul 1 '15 at 5:09
  • @NaraShikamaru Tobi is the name of the masked guy, yes, but did Itachi know the he is not Madara Uchiha ?
    – ABcDexter
    Jul 1 '15 at 6:56
  • I mean Obito @ABcDexter. My bad. Jul 2 '15 at 0:02
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    I think he knew that he is an Uchiha but I'm not sure if he knew that he is Obito. Jul 2 '15 at 0:03

Itachi clearly knew that Obito was the true leader of the Akatsuki, and he also knew of and feared Obito's (Sharingan) abilities, hence placing his own Mangekyo Sharingan on Sasuke and setting it so that Amaterasu activated when in the vicinity of Obito's Sharingan. Additionally, Itachi also had knowledge of his grudge against Konohagakure, which is why he confronted Obito/Tobi/Madara before the Uchiha clan massacre. However, Itachi never clearly states his knowledge of Obito's true identity, and also, Obito states during his first encounter with Sasuke that Itachi clearly knew more than he let on. It is never stated if Itachi knows that Tobi is Obito, but he clearly knew a lot about Obito.

  • this is what exactly is told in the manga and anime. And yes, I think that he knew about Obito's secret identity but didn't want to cause chaos by letting anyone know it.
    – ABcDexter
    Aug 12 '15 at 7:07
  • A simple question... How? How does Itachi know about Obito? Aug 12 '15 at 9:34
  • It is just a personal opinion. Itachi was smart enough to reason that Madara would not be still alive unless he has some eternal "youth jutsu". So he must have deduced that it wasn't Madara but someone else who is just using the name of Madara. Also, Madara had nothing against Uchiha clan, he had always wanted to make Uchiha more powerful. So Tobi was not Madara. Also, if Itachi could perform tsukuyomi on Tobi, he could have known Tobi's secret identity but he did not want any bad blood. He was saving his life for Sasuke... All these are my views. Please tell me what are your views on this :-)
    – ABcDexter
    Aug 12 '15 at 9:47

There is some evidence that Itachi at least knew that Obito was alive. After Deidara and Sasuke fight, Kisame tells Itachi that Sasuke died and Itachi states that sasuke is alive and that... like he knew that him and sasuke weren't the only Uchihas left.

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    Your answer seems to cut off mid sentence, "and that..."
    – giraffesyo
    Mar 25 '16 at 3:43

Itachi definitely knew that Tobi was an Uchiha, but there is little evidence, if any, to say that he knew that Tobi was Obito. Why I think that Itachi would know that Tobi wasn't the real Madara was because the amount of chakra emanating from Tobi, when the real Madara was present on the battlefield everyone knew about his presence.


Itachi is the one of the most smartest people in the anime. Itachi knew it about Obito, from Kakashi, when they was in one team in ANBU - The story of the Kakashi's Sharingan. Itachi knew it about the moment when Kakashi cut it off the hand of Deidara. All of Akatsuki knew u it about this situation...and if you think more about that, from the story from Kakashi about his Sharingan, Itachi is enough smart to known about Tobi true identity. He will understand That, if Kakashi have the same time space from Mangekyo Sharingan, like Obito, they have same eyes...or just Obito is Tobi. Itachi isn't foolish. Itachi was think about that things... That 's the reason about amaterasu in Sasuke' s eye, after Itachi's dead.

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