Madara Uchiha was one of the biggest antagonists of the Naruto series. Born during the Warring States Era, he fought countless battles and rose to the very top, rivaling the likes of Hashirama Senju, the God of Shinobi, in the process. As a villain, it goes without saying that Madara Uchiha has committed a lot of atrocious acts, ranging from manipulating others to killing them.
To see his goal of casting the Infinite Tsukuyomi over the entire world get fulfilled, Madara killed thousands of those who stood in his way over the years.
7 Madara Killed A Close Friend To Acquire The Mangekyo Sharingan
Madara was the first user of the Mangekyo Sharingan after Indra Otsutsuki, along with his brother Izuna Uchiha. According to Obito, Madara and his brother often used to train together to hone their skills. After realizing the true power of the Sharingan, the two killed their best friends and obtained unrivaled visual prowess, which Madara used to become the leader of the clan.
Who exactly Madara killed to get his hands on this power remains unknown, but it was definitely someone extremely close to him or the Mangekyo Sharingan wouldn’t have been awakened.
6 Madara Uchiha Killed Countless Senju Shinobi During The Warring States Era
Madara was born in a war-torn era where the Senju and the Uchiha were at each other’s throats. Under Tajima Uchiha, Madara learned to go up against the Senju. Despite being extremely close to Hashirama, Madara didn’t hesitate to fight and even kill the Senju clan members if need be.
During the time Madara and Hashirama hung out as kids, the former was actively fighting the Senju, as confirmed by Hashirama’s father, Bustuma Senju. According to Butsuma, Madara was an incredibly talented shinobi who had taken down several Senju clan members effortlessly. Growing up, he engaged in countless battles against the Senju until he was at his strongest, but was finally defeated by Hashirama once more.
5 Madara Uchiha Led To The Death Of Rin Nohara During The Third Great Ninja War
In the Third Great Ninja War, Rin Nohara was stabbed through the chest by Kakashi Hatake, but her death was actually caused by none other than Madara. By kidnapping her and making her the Jinchuriki of the Three-Tails, Madara aimed to kickstart his plan to get Obito to become his subordinate.
After turning Rin into a Jinchuriki and making the Kirigakure shinobi chase her and Kakashi, Madara banked on the fact that Rin would stay true to the shinobi code and kill herself before harming Konohagakure. That’s exactly what she did when she jumped in front of Kakashi’s Raikiri and died. Making sure Obito witnessed the event, Madara used this to traumatize him and use him as his pawn.
4 Madara Uchiha Annihilated The Fourth Division Of The Allied Shinobi Forces
Madara was brought back using the Edo Tensei during the Fourth Great Ninja War and he immediately gave the fans a glimpse of what he was capable of. Using just taijutsu and kenjustu, Madara was able to kill several shinobi effortlessly. What’s more, he went on to tap into the power of the Rinnegan and brought down two meteorites, crushing numerous shinobi.
Even Onoki, the Third Tsuchikage of Iwagakure, got caught up in the attack and was severely wounded. The entire Fourth Division faced massive losses during the war, all due to Madara’s legendary strength.
3 Mabui Got Caught Up In The Ten-Tails Attack On The Shinobi Alliance Headquarters
Mabui was a kunoichi from Kumogakure known to be extremely skilled in the ninja arts, as expected of a Jonin. Her skills had made her the assistant of the Fourth Raikage, Ay. During the Fourth Great Ninja War, Mabui spent most of the time in the Shinobi Alliance Headquarters, where she backed up both the Sensor and the Intelligence division of the group.
Despite being quite strong, Mabui was helpless against the might of Madara and the Ten-Tails. Using the beast’s power, Madara was able to kill her in an instant, and in doing so, he affected the strategic output of the Alliance by quite a degree.
2 Inoichi Yamanaka Fell To The Power Of The Ten-Tails, Just Like Mabui
Inoichi was one of the most talented sensor-type ninjas in not just Konohagakure but the entire world. Using his powers, he could form an effective link between the headquarters of the Shinobi Alliance and those fighting on the battlefield.
Realizing that he was a thorn, Madara decided to wipe him out with a Tailed Beast Bomb using the powers of the Ten-Tails. Inoichi stood no chance against the beast and died in the massive explosion that engulfed the entire headquarters. Before dying, he entrusted everything to his daughter, Ino Yamanaka.
1 Shikaku Nara Was Madara’s Biggest Target In The Fourth Great Ninja War
Shikaku Nara was the Chief Strategist of the Allied Shinobi Forces during the Fourth Great Ninja War. Being responsible for all the clever strategies that the Shinobi Alliance deployed, it was easy for Madara to see that he was the brain behind the entire operation. Madara decided to take down Shikaku using the Ten-Tails power and succeeded in doing so after a few attempts. Shortly before dying, Shikaku protected the entire Shinobi Alliance with his last strategy and left the rest to his son, Shikamaru Nara.