Even though the popular anime series Naruto Shippuden ended its run years ago, dedicated fans continue to theorize and speculate about the characters and plot.
A persistent and controversial theory holds that Kakashi Hatake, the ninja famous for his signature Sharingan eye and extensive arsenal of imitation weapons, has the ability to regain his lost Sharingan.
Kakashi originally received the powerful Sharingan eye as a gift from his dying teammate Obito Sasuke after a tragic combat incident left Obito crushed under rubble. Believing his own death to be imminent, Obito selflessly gave Kakashi his intact Sharingan eye as a parting gift.
This eye gives Kakashi extraordinary perception and vision, allowing him to copy and replicate the ninjutsu techniques of other ninjas.
This ability to imitate has earned him the infamous nickname “Copy Ninja Kakashi.” However, Kakashi eventually lost this special eye at the climactic end of the Naruto Shippuden storyline, causing him to lose the terrifying abilities it bestowed.
Even after all this time, enthusiastic fans continue to postulate speculative theories about Kakashi somehow regaining his precious Sharingan and restoring his full power.
While this possibility may lie more in the imagination of nostalgic viewers than in any tangible narrative logic, the enduring interest speaks to the deep connection that fans still feel be with the characters and the mystery of the world of Naruto.
The theoretical path for Hatake Kakashi to regain his Sharingan
According to Naruto and Boruto YouTube commentator NCHammer23, there is still one possible path for Hatake Kakashi to regain his lost Sharingan eye: obtain one of the many Sharingan eyes stored in a secret underground laboratory. Orochimaru’s land.
Fans will recall episode 220 of Naruto Shippuden in which Sasuke recovers from eye transplant surgery using preserved eye supplies from the Sasuke clan’s laboratory.
In the background, shelves filled with glass jars containing many Sharingan specimens can be seen. Although the exact origin of this eye collection remains unclear, it is logical that these confiscated doujutsu could have come from the massacre of the Sasuke clan.
So in theory, Kakashi could travel to this terrifying underground laboratory with Sasuke, who has the knowledge and access to its location, and proceed to implant one of the this willing replacement eye.
This would again give Kakashi visual abilities and the ability to master the technique of imitating the famous Sharingan. It’s an intriguingly speculative storyline that some fans cling to in hopes of seeing the formidable ninja restored to his full power and prestige.
Of course, with the plot of Naruto Shippuden complete, this idea is still more fan fiction than canonical fact. But it speaks to the strong relationship that many viewers still have for the character of Kakashi.
Unanswered questions and gaps surround the hidden treasure of the Uchi clan
This eye bank theory opens up intriguing possibilities beyond Kakashi regaining his Sharingan. Indeed, the implication is that anyone could go with Sasuke to the Sasuke clan’s secret warehouse and undergo an eye transplant, granting themselves the Sharingan doujutsu.
Therefore, the door is wide open for many ninjas to increase their power if they so desire.
Considering Sasuke’s unique knowledge as well as his access to the lab’s location and supplies, this concept could help explain some of the suspicious happenings fans have witnessed in the plot of the Boruto sequel series.
Specifically, after Sasuke lost his Rinnegan eye in battle when Boruto was temporarily possessed, one might think that he might consider replacing it with one of the many Sharingans preserved in the laboratory , even if only as a temporary measure. However, any notion of him doing so is clearly absent.
Surely a cunning and pragmatic person like Sasuke would consider that possibility, instead of simply accepting the permanent loss of such a valuable weapon.
The fact that finding an implant replacement was never even implied seems like a plot hole, or at least a strange blind spot in the canonical logic surrounding the handling of eye banks of the Sasuke clan.
It ends up leaving some fans scratching their heads as to how and why certain events in the power escalation arc played out the way they did throughout the series’ progression. movie. But it speaks to the endless theories and debates that Naruto fans still regularly engage in many years later.