This article deals with the topic, “All Rinnegan Users in Naruto Universe”. Rinnegan is one of the most powerful Dojutsu’s in the Naruto Universe. Rinnegan is reputed as the most advanced eye amongst the 3 Great Dojutsu. The other 2 being Sharingan and the Byakugan.
It is also regarded as one of the most powerful Kekkai Genkai in the world of Naruto.
How many characters have awakened Rinnegan In Naruto?
Although there have been a handful of characters to have had the opportunity to use this occular Dojutsu, there are only 3 characters in Naruto who actually awakened Rinnegan themselves. Hagoromo, Madara and Sasuke are the only characters to have had their Rinnegan awaken in the Naruto series.
You might wonder about Kaguya, but what Kaguya possesses is a Rinne-Sharingan, which is very different from a Rinnegan. Rinne-Sharingan is a parent to both Sharingan and Rinnegan. Therefore it is also the most powerful known eye in the entire Narutoverse. It is wielded by the Ten-tails, and the progenitor of chakra on Earth, Kaguya Otsutsuki.
The Rinne-Sharingan has nearly all the powers of the Rinnegan, along with the ability to cast powerful Genjutsu known as Infinite Tsukuyomi. This brings us to a simple conclusion that, the highest a descendent of the Sharingan family can get up to is to awaken his Rinne-Sharingan.
Keep in mind that we are discussing the Characters in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden only as there definitely are other Otsutsuki members to have Rinnegan/Rinne-Sharingan abilities in Boruto Universe.
After gaining Hashirama’s DNA, Madara’s Sharingan didn’t evolve to Rinnegan until decades later, at nearly the end of his natural lifespan. Whereas Sasuke’s Rinnegan as well as its powerful ability, Amenotejikara, was a gift from Hagoromo himself. This means that Hagoromo had a powerful Rinnegan with more other abilities.
To put it simply, Sasuke awakened his Rinnegan after inheriting half of Hagoromo’s six paths chakra. As for Hagoromo, his Rinnegan awakened right after he was forced to kill his brother who was under Kaguya’s control at that instance.
Didn’t Awaken Themselves
The other characters who had the opportunity to use Rinnegan’s abilities were Obito Uchiha and Uzumaki Nagato. When Nagato was very young, Madara implanted his Rinnegan secretly into Nagato without his or his parent’s knowledge.
As for Obito, he used the same Rinnegan, Madara implanted on Nagato after his death. Therefore, the number of Rinnegan Users In Naruto who awakened the eye themselves is 3.