Did Madara use Izanagi or Izanami and if yes then how did he have two Rinnegans? If someone uses Izanagi their sharingan gets destroyed right? If he used Izanagi then he should have only one sharingan left and then that evolved into Rinnengan. How does he have two Rinnengans?

  • Just an FYI, this was flagged for low quality because it is so short. It might be worth editting it to clarify what you are asking and give background. It definitely helps to show that you have done some prior research. – kaine Nov 30 '16 at 20:30
  • He used the Izanagi to cheat death... I think his Sharingans just evolved into the Rinnegan. – Akira Mahisaseru Dec 1 '16 at 0:40
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    I'm voting to leave this open. I really don't get how this question deserves the too broad category. It has the specific context listed directly in the question title. And the body of the question adds slightly more context. – Callat Dec 1 '16 at 2:21
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    @KazRodgers Seems to have been edited since. Before the edit it was certainly not as clear scoped. But I retracted my vote now. – Dimitri mx Dec 2 '16 at 10:11
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    I would say he faked his death by consulting with any number of soap-opera writers here in the USA. prays that someone sees the humor in this – NZKshatriya Dec 3 '16 at 2:58

Spoiler alert for if you haven't finished the manga or anime

Madara used the Izanagi to cheat death (just like I said in the comment section). The second part that I said was wrong. When he was fighting Hashirama he bit off a part of his (Hashirama's) arm, then after his "death" he vomited up the piece of flesh and implanted it into his wounds, which let him activate the Rinnegan (in both eyes).

You should remember that Hashirama is Ashura's reincarnation and Madara is Indra's (Ashura and Indra are The Sage of Six Paths' children), which is the reason why he was able to awaken it (Rinnegan) in the first place.

The Rinnegan can typically be awakened by gaining Hagoromo's chakra either by reproducing it from combining the chakra of Hagoromo's sons, Indra and Asura, or by directly receiving chakra from Hagoromo himself.


Madara's Sharingan did not become Rinnegan until decades later, at the end of his natural lifespan; this also seemingly restored the eyesight lost from his use of Izanagi.

So he didn't awaken the it right away. (The other part of your question is also answered above).


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    -1 for , where did you answer why did he had 2 rinnegan and not 1? – Anubhav Goel Dec 1 '16 at 18:43
  • @AnubhavGoel, he activated Rinnegan on both eyes when implanting Hashirama's flesh into him. – Akira Mahisaseru Dec 2 '16 at 0:06
  • @AnubhavGoel, I just edited my answer. – Akira Mahisaseru Dec 2 '16 at 0:07
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    @AkiraMahisaseru so according to that logic even Naruto should have awakened the Rinnegan. Rinnegan can only be achieved if one possesses Sharingan. – Milap Jhumkhawala Dec 2 '16 at 4:33
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    @MilapJhumkhawala You are At least mostly right, but the one thing that throws this all off is the one and only comment on what power naruto got from the sage of six paths, Specifically given my Madara "so one obtained the Senjutsu of the six paths". So Naruto obtained a new Sage mode, Meaning it is possible he did not actually get six paths chakra, and the mark was simply a way to use Planetary Devistation at no cost. – Ryan Dec 2 '16 at 18:09

He sealed the Izanagi in his eye before the battle meaning that if he died it would activate and bring him back, so in theory he could have used his old Sharingan before he gained the eternal mangekyo, after all we saw Danzo do that having a sharingan in his arm to sacrifice rather than the one he had in his head. So why can't madara have done the same.


Naruto Wiki

The Mangekyō Sharingan's usage and activity place a great strain on the user themselves, wearing at the user's body and causing deterioration to their vision until eventually over-usage leaves them blind.

As is case with Izanagi. Izanagi in same way takes away ordinary mangekyo Sharingan.

Their vision can be restored by receiving the transplanted Mangekyō of an Uchiha with strong blood ties — ideally a sibling — thus awakening so-called Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. The Eternal Mangekyō merge the designs of the transplanter and the transplantee's original Mangekyō. Their Mangekyō-based abilities are made stronger and they ** no longer suffer any negative side-effects from the usage**. According to Madara, the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan is proof an Uchiha continues to seek something despite experiencing great losses.

So, Madara had eternal mangekyo Sharingan which he never after Izanagi. Thus, he could have Rinnegan in both his eyes.

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    Please format your answer to show the necessary information. The current state of this post is just a copy-paste from a site and nothing more. Detail and right formatting makes an answer desirable. – Ero Sɘnnin Dec 2 '16 at 12:15
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    This answer doesn't really validate the statement of having two Rinnegan. It does not even state anything about Izanagi either. This particular extract is about the sight restoration after excess usage of the Sharingan, which leads to the deterioration of the eyes. – Ero Sɘnnin Dec 2 '16 at 12:42

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