How Did Madara Get Rinnegan If He Used Izanagi?

To awake the Rinnegan, you have to combine both Indra and Asura’s chakra. So, in order to do that, Madara bit off a piece of Hashirama’s flesh before he was defeated and killed by him. After coming back to life using Izanagi, he surgically implanted that flesh piece in his body. And then he waited in a hideout for a long time. At the end of his lifetime, he awakened Rinnegan. 

Madara is one of the most overpowered villains in Naruto. His name alone could spread terror among nations. He was the only shinobi who could fight the first Hokage for days, toe to toe. As an Uchiha obviously, he had Sharingan. Later he unlocked Mangekyu and eternal Mangekyu sharingan.

And at the last stage of his life, he awakened the legendary Rinnegan. But exactly how did Madara get Rinnegan? And why did madara give nagato the rinnegan? how did nagato get 2 rinnegan? And how exactly did Obito get Rinnegan? We will answer all of these questions and more in detail.

How Did Madara Get Rinnegan?

Madara fought Hashirama at the Final Valley for the last time. He used Susano covered Kurama, had his eternal Mangekyu Sharingan. But he still got defeated by Hashirama and his sage Jutsu and wood style. After fighting for days, Madara and Hashirama both got exhausted. And at the final encounter, they both charge towards each other. 

As Madara slashed him with his weapon, Hashirama fell to the ground (water). Believing he defeated his arch-enemy, Madara told Hashirama that he is the one still standing, unlike the last time they fought. However, what he didn’t realize is that it was a wood-style clone, not real Hashirama. 

As soon as the 1st Hokage stabs his sword on Madara’s back, Madara came to realize the truth. Moreover, he couldn’t believe that his only friend would actually kill him. After saying his last words, Madara fell down and died.

This was supposed to end right there. However, Madara used Izanami, which activated after a certain time of his death. And by using that Jutsu, he came back to life and went to a hideout.

And at the final moment of the fight against the first Hokage, he managed to bite a small portion of his flesh. He later then placed that flesh inside his body and waited to awake Rinnegan. 

But it took a long time. Prior to his death, he awakened the Rinnegan. Since he was very old at that time, he couldn’t fulfill his plans. So, he gave his Rinnegan to a Senju descendant named Nagato Uzumaki. 

How Did Madara Get the Rinnegan in the War?

In the 4th Great Ninja War, Madara got one of his Rinnegan from Zetsu. Which Obito took back from Nagato’s dead body. As Obito implanted one of the Rinnegan on his left eye, the other one was reserved for Madara. After Madara came back to life by Rinne rebirth Jutsu, Zetsu simply delivered the other Rinnegan to Madara.

As Obito had left Rinnegan, Madara went to him after escaping from Naruto and Sasuke’s sealing Jutsu. He took Kakashi’s Saringan and used Kamui to reach Obito. then he took his other Rinnegan from him. 

Why Did Madara Get Both Rinnegan?

Madara had only one eye when he came back to life after his fight against Hashirama using Izanagi. As we all know that the price of using this forbidden technique is an eye. The user loses one of his eyesight.

When Madara came back to life using it, he already lost one of his eyesight. So, the question is why did Madara get both of his Rinnegan instead of one?

The simple answer is Rinnegan fixes your eyesight. That is why Madara got Rinnegan in both eyes.

Related: The Eye of Sage: How Did Sasuke Get The Rinnegan?

How Did Edo Tensei Madara Have Rinnegan?

Kabuto used the Edo Tensei Jutsu to summon Madara on the battlefield. As we all know, the Edo Tensei or reanimation Jutsu brings people to that form or age when he died, just like the Third Hokage died at old age, he came back as an old man. Madara also died at an old age.

So, he should have come back as an old man. But he comes back at a young age when he didn’t have Rinnegan. So, how did he have Rinnegan?

As Kabuto stated, he had modified Madara’s body and brought him to his peak body condition. That is why he was younger when he reanimated him. And after a while, he was able to get his Rinnegan for a short time.

Why Did Madara’s Rinnegan Disappear?

After Madara came back to life, by using Rinnerebirth, his Rinnegan disappeared. It happened for 2 reasons.

  1. Madara’s original Rinnegan eyes were in Zetsu and Obito’s possession. So, when he came back to life, he had literally no eyes.
  2. As Edo Tensei, Madara’s previous Rinnegan eyes were basically modified and amped by Kabuto. As soon as he was brought back to life, those eyes disappeared.

How Did Madara Implant the Rinnegan in Nagato?

As Madara awakened his Rinnegan at an old age, it was impossible for him to follow his plan at that age. That’s why he implanted his Rinnegan in Nagato. But it was impossible for him to do that himself.

So, he let Zetsu do the work for him. Since Nagato was an Uzumaki and a Senju descendant, he was a suitable candidate for Madara’s Rinnegan. 

Why Did Madara Give Nagato the Rinnegan?

Madara was very old at that stage. So, he needed a successor, whom he can give his Rinnegan and manipulate to perform the Rinnerebirth Jutsu.

This forbidden technique brings back the dead. He wanted to come back to life using that. That’s why Madara gave Nagato the Rinnegan.


Rinnegan is one of the legendary ocular prowess that is unfathomably powerful. It is said to only exist in the legend of the Sage of the Six paths.

Madara was also one of the very few persons to unlock the Rinnegan. The prerequisite to getting such power is to mix both Asura and Indra’s chakra together.

As Madara himself was Indra’s reincarnation, and Hashirama was Asura’s reincarnation, when Madara surgically implanted Hashirama’s cell in his body, the Rinnegan awakened later at an old age.