The reason I ask this is because I think the only important things to awaken Rinnegan is to have Indra and Ashura's chakra. Someone will say that the requirement is Uchiha and Senju's chakra. However, Obito had both of them, but he didn't awaken the Rinnegan.

Why didn't Obito awaken Rinnegan? Would Naruto awaken the Rinnegan if he takes the Sharingan from Sasuke?


Let's start with the requirements for awakening the Rinnegan. From the Naruto Wikia,

the Sharingan can be evolved into Rinnegan through combination with Hashirama's DNA.

Rinnegan requirement

In the history of the Naruto anime, the only 2 people who have been able to pull such a feat are Madara and Sasuke. What those 2 have in common is the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan which they awakened from taking their brothers Mangekyous.

Madaras awakening

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Obito on the other hand had a normal Mangekyou Sharingan and that explains why he was unable to evolve his sharingan to the Rinnegan despite having both bloodlines.

So my deduction is: the highest point of the Sharingan (aka the Eternal Mangekyou) plus Hashirama's cell/chakra (or Otsutsuki bloodline which can be gotten from mixing both Senju and Uchiha genes) = The Rinnegan.

Now to the question, in my opinion, if Naruto took Sasuke's Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan and implanted them into his eyes, then he would manifest the Rinnegan. This is because he would meet the requirement for the evolution, which are:

  1. Eternal Mangekyou sharingan
  2. Otsutsuki bloodline (or a mixture of both Senju and Uchiha chakra).

But then again let's be realistic, Naruto would never do that.

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I think the explanation for obito is not enough time had passed. It took Madara decades to awaken his. So if it’s just Senju+Uchiha to get rinnegan, it takes decades for it to work.

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I think you just need Senju and Uchiha. Uchiha gives Sharingan and once you get some Senju chakra, it will evolve into Rinnegan. Sadly if you get both eyes Rinnegan or have a lot of chakra and don't run out, you'll never have Sharingan again.

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  • This answer doesn't add much to the existing answers, and goes into a bit of a tangent about the Rinnegan with respect to the Sharingan. – Makoto May 17 at 1:09

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