One of the most captivating points of the Naruto series is the diversity of clans that compose it. Each clan has its own culture, traditions, jutsu and history, but one of the most fascinating is the Uzumaki clan. Naruto, the main star of the series, belongs to this intriguing clan. However, due to the terrible massacre that took place, Naruto appears to be the only survivor.
In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, the importance of each clan in Konoha and the Land of Fire is emphasized. With the marriage of Naruto and Hinata and the birth of their children Boruto and Himawari, the Uzumaki clan once again grew in numbers.
However, considering the clan’s history, it’s impossible not to wonder if being an Uzumaki puts Naruto and his family at risk. Even before Naruto’s birth, the Uzumaki clan was one of the unhappiest in the world of Naruto. So it’s interesting to explore the unique powers that the Uzumaki clan possess and how this ability led to their downfall.
The Origin of the Uzumaki Clan
The Uzumaki clan originated in a village known as Uzushiogakure, also known as the Land of Whirlpools. This clan, like the Senju clan, descends from Asura Otsutsuki and direct members are usually born with red hair, which identifies their skills and chakra as an Uzumaki.
The Uzumaki and Senju clans became partners and allies when Uzushiogakure joined Konohagakure. The connection between the clans grew over time, with marriages between its members and the adoption of the Uzumaki emblem as the logo on the jacket of Konoha ninja Konoha. The most prominent descendants of the Uzumaki clan are Mito, Kushina, Karin, Nagato and Ashina Uzumaki.
The Uzumaki clan is known for being experts in Fuinjutsu (Forbidden Jutsu) and creator of most of the seals used in Konoha, including the Reaper of Death Seal. Furthermore, the clan possesses incredible life force and above average longevity, which allows them to withstand the extraction of a tailed beast.
All members of the clan have enormous reserves of chakra, including Mito and Kushina Uzumaki, who were former jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails. Naruto Uzumaki inherited this ability as well as the ability to heal quickly, but the amount of current chakra he has is unknown.
Additionally, some members of the Uzumaki clan are also capable of manifesting Adamantine Chains, a jutsu that can suppress virtually anything.
The decline of the Uzumaki clan
The Uzumaki clan was feared and hated by other villages due to their powerful foiinjutsu and ability to seal anything. The other villages secretly plotted to destroy the clan and their village, which led to their extinction, except for the survivors who were outside the village at the time of the attack.
Despite this, the survivors did not seek revenge; instead, they forgave the other villages. The villages’ thirst for power was also a factor in the destruction of the clan. Naruto, a descendant of the clan, became Hokage and gave the clan a chance to start over.
Naruto Shippuden is the direct sequel to the anime Naruto, which follows the journey of young ninja Naruto Uzumaki on his quest to become Hokage, the leader of his village. With more maturity, Naruto faces greater challenges, such as the threat of the Akatsuki criminal organization and the search for Sasuke Uchiha.
During the series, Naruto hones his fighting skills and learns powerful jutsus, including Sage Mode and the power of the Nine-Tails Fox. In addition, the series also explores the past of the characters and the personal conflicts they face.