In the days before the founding of the Village of the Hidden Leaf, Madara was a promising member of the Uchiha clan. Through constant rivalry with his younger brother, Madara gained the Mangekyo Sharingan and was able to establish control over the Uchiha, leading them to countless victories. However, his overuse of the Mangekyo Sharingan caused him to become blind, and it was only by taking his brother’s eyes that he regained his sight. Madara then decided to assist in the creation of the Hidden Leaf, but was later defeated by the First Hokage. He created Akatsuki to hide in its shadow and later tried to destroy the Hidden Leaf with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, but failed, and that happened sixteen years ago. Itachi used this as proof that Madara was weakened. Intent on surpassing Madara, Itachi intends to take Sasuke’s eyes to avoid Mangekyo’s blindness. Hearing all that was needed, Sasuke prepared for battle.