Let’s take a look at what the Rinnegan is. The Rinnegan is a powerful visual prowess in the Naruto Anime, only awakened by a few capable Uchihas. It grants non-human abilities to its wielder, such as managing space, manipulating time, and more.
Now, the question arises: how did Madara awaken his Rinnegan? In the anime, Madara is initially shown without this visual prowess. During his last fight with Hashirama Senju, Madara apparently dies, but before that, he bites the flesh of Hashirama Senju. The purpose of biting Hashirama’s flesh is crucial—it’s the only way for Madara to awaken his Rinnegan.
Both Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha are the reincarnations of Ashura Otsutsuki and Indra Otsutsuki. Ashura and Indra are the two sons of Hagoromo Otsutsuki, the Sage of Six Paths. Indra, the elder son, possesses immense skill and talent, relying on his power. Ashura, resembling his father, is calm with less talent than his brother. Indra, influenced by Black Zetsu, awakens the Sharingan and later the Rinnegan.
In the Naruto Anime, Uchihas are considered descendants of Indra Otsutsuki, while Senjus are considered descendants of Ashura Otsutsuki.
To comprehend Madara’s Rinnegan fully, it’s necessary to delve into the history of Ashura and Indra. Madara used the bitten flesh of Hashirama Senju to awaken his Rinnegan by implanting it into his own body. By doing so, he mixed the chakra of Ashura (Hashirama) with Indra’s (himself). This combination resulted in Madara’s chakra resembling that of Hagoromo Otsutsuki. Only those with Hagoromo’s chakra are capable of awakening the Rinnegan.
During the unlocking of his Rinnegan, Madara was significantly aged and on the verge of death. He chose Obito Uchiha as his disciple to carry on his will and achieve the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Later on, disguised as Madara, Obito implants Madara’s Rinnegan into Nagato Uzumaki.
This summarizes how Madara obtained his Rinnegan.
How is Kaguya Otsutsuki related to Indra and Ashura Otsuki?
Kaguya Otsutsuki is the mother of Hagoromo Otsutsuki, making her the grandmother of Ashura and Indra.
Who does Hagoromo choose as his successor?
Hagoromo chose Ashura as his successor.
How did Sasuke awaken his Rinnegan?
Sasuke awakened his Rinnegan by receiving the chakra of Hagoromo Otsutsuki from Hagoromo himself.
Which visual prowess is more powerful, Sharingan or Rinnegan?
Rinnegan is more powerful than Sharingan as the user attains the power of the Sage of Six Paths.
How did Obito Uchiha get his Rinnegan?
Obito stole the Rinnegan from the corpse of Nagato.