This article, Reina Uchiha, is property of Nobody. Do not modify or use any of its content without her express permission. Reina Uchiha (うちは怜奈, Uchiha Reina) is a Jōnin-class kunoichi of Konohagakure, an ex-ANBU captain, a member of the elite, renowned Uchiha clan, and one of the most powerful shinobi in the village, despite not having been born to parents of any note, as neither of them were ever able to awaken the Uchiha clan's coveted dōjutsu. Nonetheless, in a twist of irony, her Sharingan and that of her brother became famous throughout the shinobi world for its visual clarity and hypnotic powers, and she gained renown as "Reina of the Sharingan" (写輪眼の怜奈, Sharingan no Reina ). Reina's ocular prowess was enough to forcibly carve her name into the long, storied history of the fabled Uchiha, earning her clan's respect and admiration, as they could not deny her gifts and her talent as a kunoichi. Upon acquiring the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, she took her talents with her clan's djutsu to levels only seen a handful of times throughout the clan's history, ensuring that she would forever be a tale passed down by the Uchiha.
39;s unofficial hierarchy, having not even been able to awaken the Sharingan.
Not known just for her talent with the Sharingan, Reina is known as a very intelligent, capable, all-around kunoichi who possesses exceptional genjutsu prowess on top of her skill with the Body Flicker Technique; her talent with the latter is how she earned her nickname "Afterimage Reina" (残像の怜奈, Zanzō no Reina). With the Body Flicker Technique, she has pulled off such feats as annihilating an entire unit of enemies in the blink of an eye, something that was thought to only be possible using the Flying Thunder God Technique, and using it to flicker all the way across Konoha's perimeter nearly instantaneously. She has pushed the boundaries of the Body Flicker to their outermost limits, becoming more skilled with it than even the famous Shisui Uchiha. As a genjutsu user, she has earned a fearsome reputation with her ability to effortlessly ensnare multiple targets at once and very easily resist their attempts to break her hold. Due to her excellence with ocular genjutsu, she has earned another moniker: "Hypnotic Eye Reina" (催眠眼の怜奈, Saimingan no Reina). Reina's childhood was not exactly the happiest. She was born to a pair of Uchiha who existed on the bottom rungs of the clan's unofficial hierarchy, having not even been able to awaken the Sharingan. Her parents were ultra-conservative in mindset, embracing traditionalist views on what it meant to be Uchiha and on life in general.
Indeed, Tatsuo was the only good thing about her childhood.
They were rigid in how they raised her and her brother, Tatsuo. Reina grew up being taught that as a girl, her place was ultimately not to become an elite ninja, but to become a housewife, something that she would come to quite bitterly resent them for. She had no desire, even as a child, to exist solely for a domestic lifestyle. Not exactly being the social type, until she joined the Academy, Reina's only friend as a child was her older brother. Indeed, Tatsuo was the only good thing about her childhood. Reina spent most of her time training alongside her brother, occasionally under their parents' tutelage, learning from him and with him. This, however, eventually bred a one-sided competitive relationship between the two siblings, as Reina began to quickly understand that her brother was a special talent as a shinobi. Being younger and not quite as naturally gifted, Reina started to feel left behind, and this served as motivation for her when she entered the Academy.
As a student, she quickly rose to the top of her class, having dedicated herself to studying and training harder than any of her peers. For the most part, she succeeded at this, developing very swiftly and drawing comparisons to her brother's skill and potential. She began to make friends once she joined the Academy, particularly a member of the Sarutobi clan, a girl named Aika, and another girl named Yumi Amada, who was her fiercest competitor for the 'top student' position in their class. Finally having friends allowed Reina to open up and become more comfortable socializing. While she was no social butterfly, she began to have little trouble interacting with people and developed self-confidence that would carry over into her Genin years. When she graduated from the Academy, Reina was placed on a traditional three-man squad, overseen by a Jōnin, that included her friend Yumi. For around the next year, things were fine as she adjusted to her new team and her duties as a Genin. On one mission, a supply escort mission, Reina was separated from her teammates when she chose to pursue a cell of rogue shinobi that assaulted them, in order to allow the others time to put distance between themselves and the assailants. This proved to be a mistake, as Reina was quickly overpowered and captured, tortured, and sexually assaulted. Her awakening of the Sharingan allowed her to escape, but she has never been the same since that awful, traumatic incident.
39;s achievements if she wanted to be noticed by anyone, even their parents.
Once she took some time to recover from the horrors of that mission, Reina rejoined her team and eventually earned promotion to Chūnin. As a Chūnin, she joined the ANBU, having earned recognition as one of Konoha's finest young ninja. Grace. Poise. Confidence. Reina Uchiha possesses these qualities in spades, having developed them over a lifetime of struggling to gain recognition. If her brother is the light and warmth radiating from a crackling flame, she is the shadow that the fire casts upon the wall, in more ways than one. Their parents made it evident that Tatsuo, the naturally gifted sibling, was their priority throughout their childhoods. As a result, she often felt obligated to live up to her older brother's achievements if she wanted to be noticed by anyone, even their parents. Growing up, her brother would continually outpace her in their respective developments, mastering their clan's coming-of-age technique a full three years before she was able to do so at the age of eight. When she entered the Academy a year after her brother did, all she heard was teachers and students endlessly comparing the two of them, usually praising Tatsuo far more than they ever bothered to praise her. It pushed her to work harder and harder to come into her own in hopes of surpassing her brother and earning the same respect for her abilities that he always got. The chip on Reina's shoulder led her to develop a highly competitive personality, not just with her brother but with everyone around her. Reina turned everything into a competition as a child, deciding that if everyone wanted to overlook her in favor of Tatsuo, she would push herself to be better than everyone, especially him, at everything.
39;s ambition to be a powerful, renowned kunoichi.
Her single-minded pursuit of excellence, her diligence towards her studies, and her underrated natural abilities propelled her to star student status in the Academy. While her brother was more gifted, she was far more dedicated, and it showed, considering how quickly she grew as a kunoichi. For the first time, people were finally starting to see her as more than just Tatsuo's younger sister, more than the daughter of a pair of Uchiha that existed on the bottom of the clan's hierarchical pyramid. However, despite the strides she made in the Academy, her parents still overlooked her in favor of Tatsuo. They believed that Tatsuo's more significant potential would make their family relevant within the Uchiha clan, something for which the siblings' father, in particular, was desperate. It was also clear that their parents didn't sincerely support Reina's ambition to be a powerful, renowned kunoichi. In their eyes, Reina's place as a girl was to advance only so far in the ranks and give up the ninja lifestyle to become a housewife and eventually carry on the Uchiha bloodline. As the family's male child, Tatsuo's place was to earn glory and respect for the Uchiha name as an elite shinobi. Her parents' narrow-minded view of her purpose for existing caused her to withdraw from them, and in an ironic twist of fate, it also brought her closer to the brother whose shadow immersed her.
While their parents didn't accept her future goals, Tatsuo did, repeatedly vocally defending her and never wavering in his support for Reina, something which made her sincerely appreciate him. While her relationship with Tatsuo would be persistently competitive, it would also come to be one built on mutual respect, love, and trust during her later Academy years. Her brother became one of her closest friends, not that she had many, of course. Reina preferred and still prefers quality over quantity when it comes to friends, keeping her circle small and only made up of people she knows she can trust. While nowhere near as suspicious of others as her and Tatsuo's younger brother figure, Raishin, Reina has always implicitly understood that people don't always have the best intentions, thanks to her strained, fractured relationship with her parents. Over her Academy years, she formed a close friendship (and rivalry) with a classmate named Yumi Yamada, a kunoichi of no relevant bloodline that possessed talent Yet. Upon graduation, Yumi would end up assigned to the same three-person squadron as Reina, much to both their delight. Unlike a significant number of her fellow Uchiha, Reina would prove to be an excellent, selfless, and willing teammate, able to keep both perspective and a level head.
39; genjutsu and eventually break free.
Her readiness to cooperate and embrace working as part of a unit was impressive, especially for someone as competitive as she. During her time as a Genin, Reina would grow significantly not just as a kunoichi, but as a person. Freshly graduated, she had no real concept of what it meant to be a kunoichi. Sacrifice, honor, and duty were just words to her at first. Reina was headstrong, nave, convinced that the Uchiha's name and blood combined with her enchant for hard work was enough, that she was just uniquely suited to being a ninja. Her performance on missions proved her right, at first. Of course, her team's first assignments were simple, manageable tasks that only gradually got more difficult. These missions built her confidence up, and Reina carried herself with her clan's typical pride. While she wasn't the most talkative, outgoing, expressive girl, she was self-assured and had no shortage of belief in herself. Her successes and those of her team made her cocky; however, a particular incident on one of their missions permanently changed Reina. Finding herself separated from her squad due to her own misstep, she was captured and subjected to physical and psychological torture via genjutsu, as well as sexual assault. The brutal nature of the experience caused Reina's Sharingan to awaken, allowing her to resist her captors' genjutsu and eventually break free. Apart from triggering the emergence of her clan's bloodline, that mission fundamentally changed Reina. She became a far more somber, pragmatic person, losing the quiet joyfulness that had exuded from her since early childhood.
It forced her to accept the ninja world's reality and dark side, and she responded by developing a more serious, guarded, critical nature. Reina's hard-headed attitude softened significantly, and she became more self-deprecating and willing to listen to advice. She also adopted a penchant for being somewhat sarcastic and cynical, turning into a bona fide pessimist. Even her teamsmates, her closest friends, noted that she wasn't exactly a ray of sunshine; not that she had been before the incident, per se, but she had been far cheerier and had at least been one to smile and laugh frequently. After the horror of the capture and assault, Reina would hardly ever smile, with laughter being even rarer. It was apparent to those closest to her that she was never the same after living through that nightmare. Due to the anguish it caused her, she came to understand how it felt to be in the clutches of her clan's curse, but her indomitable willpower and stubborn survivor's mentality kept it mostly in check.