During his time of Obito being with Madara, the White Zetsus told him that Rin and "Stupid Kakashi" were in trouble. Obito hurried as fast as he could to get to where Kakashi and Rin where. Once he got there, he saw that Rin was already dead and that Kakashi was the one who killed her. At the same time, Kakashi and Obito awakened the Mangekyou Sharingan which made Kakashi faint and Obito just sad/mad. Obito got so mad he went on a rampage. He killed all the other people that were around Kakashi and Rin. Once he finished, he went to Rin and hugged her. After that, he looked back to see Kakashi who was on the floor.

At that time, Obito had a huge chance of killing Kakashi, but for some reason, he did not want to kill the person who took the love of his life away from him.

Why did Obito spare Kakashi? Why didn't he kill him instead? Did he just feel bad for killing someone who was defenseless, or because he was going to feel bad for killing his old friend? Is there another reason for this, or is there just none?

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    He simply ignored him. - According to wiki (Obito cradled Rin's lifeless body, ignoring the unconscious Kakashi.) Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 9:22
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    He never hated Kakashi for what happened, he hated the world for causing it (thanks madara for planting that seed in his mind). Later on he revealed he knew she was the 3 tailed Jincurhiki and jumped in front of kakashi to commit suicide. Madara played him like a fiddle.
    – Ryan
    Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 15:28

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For Obito, Kakashi was a victim just as Rin was. He didn't blame Kakashi for killing Rin but rather for "letting her die" and not being able to keep his promise. He was aware of the fact Rin had the 3-Tails inside her and chose to die by Kakashi's hand.

Hence, he never resented Kakashi himself but rather the world that created this situation and forced Rin to commit suicide.

In chapter 600 of Naruto, Kakashi asks Obito if he blames him:

Kakashi: Aren't you going to blame me?

Obito: With this insignificant reality, what good will blaming you do?

Obito: I hold no interest in the affairs of this world that's about to disappear.

Naruto ch. 600, Obito answered Kakashi's question


A lot of people don't know why Obito didn't choose to kill Kakashi when he had the chance. Obito chose not to kill Kakashi because they had been lifelong friends.

Before that, Obito knew about Rin having the three tails placed in her, and he couldn't bring himself to doing it. When Kakashi "killed" Rin, Obito and Kakashi developed their Mangekyou Sharingan. As Kakashi fainted on the ground because of it, Obito got mad and killed all of the mist ninjas around.

I believe he didn't kill Kakashi because he knew he was defenseless.

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    All things considered, the answer which precedes yours is relatively well cited and has more basis in the actual story line as opposed to an opinion. If you want your answer to be received well, you'd do well to add some sources backing up your assertion here.
    – Makoto
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 15:14

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