Kenshin Uchiha (団扇剣心, Uchiha Kenshin) is a survivor of the Uchiha clan who survived the massacre of his clan due to his family's banishment from Konohagakure over a decade before the massacre. He has since then returned to Konoha and is once more allied with the village. Like most members of the Uchiha clan, he possesses the Sharingan but his is unique as due to his rather unique genetic structure, it only developed in his left eye. Due to this and his trademark attacks he has earned the epithet of the One-Eyed Phoenix of Konoha (木ノ葉の一目不死鳥, Konoha no Ichimoku Fushichō) or more simply the One-Eyed Phoenix (一目不死鳥, Ichimoku Fushichō). A former ANBU squad captain, he was always counted amongst Konoha's best and brightest and as such the citizens of Konoha see him as a potential Hokage in the making.
Kenshin is a tall young man on the verge of reaching the peak of his physical fitness. Decently built with a well toned body, Kenshin has the physique of a natural athlete. Some might say he is slightly lean for his age but this is mostly due to his height that makes him look more lean than he really is. As such he best resembles a long distance runner, being tall, lithe, and trim. He is also very handsome, as seems to be a common trait within his family, and has a very serene appearance. He is fair skinned with slightly sharp features and has a certain grace about himself. Short black hair with two long locks frame his angular face on both sides. He has bright blue eyes which is rather uncommon for a member of the Uchiha clan as onyx eyes were the most common within the clan.
As a jōnin of Konoha, he is normally seen wearing the normal uniform of a Leaf nin and dresses up in a manner similar to Kakashi Hakate, baring the face mask; his attire consisting of a short sleeved blue t-shirt with the Uchiha Crest on the back, long dark gloves and dark pants. He sometimes carries a katana strapped to his black. When not dressed for duty he wears a black Uchiha shirt with a large Uchiha clan symbol on the back, and black pants with a weapons pouch strapped to them.
Kenshin is a highly laid back person who prefers to take his time in doing anything rather than rushing headfirst into them. He possesses a highly friendly nature as a result of which he does not seek to harm others unless greatly instigated. He puts up the appearance of a very simple minded person but is in reality is blessed with a highly perceptive intellect and is very much an intellectual who has numerous layers to his rather complex personality. He has very uncommon and slightly difficult to understand views about life and as such is often faced with rather unique moral dilemmas.
Kenshin is not highly concerned about his own welfare or even his reputation, taking everything in his stride with a smile on his face. It is his belief that there is no point in crying over spilt milk and as such is not known to hold grudges. He'll face abuse and insult from others without fighting back and laugh about it stating that attacking the person who insulted him will not change his or that person's views and it was his misfortune that others think about him in such a manner. Kenshin believes that preventing such instances in the future will be better than taking rash actions which will result in nothing but more animosity. As such he believes that for two such people, who share very different views, it's better to go their separate ways.
However this indifferent attitude of his is not extended towards his friends' safety and is he is more than willing to go against anyone who attacks or insults a friend. This shows the bizarre complexity of his personality as while he has no problem with harm coming to himself, he will not willingly let others come in harms way. Though he is against the idea of needless bloodshed, even if honor is involved, he will step up for a fight when a friend is in danger or an innocent person is being harmed. This often leads people who are witnessing such actions of his to wrongly believe that he is a coward and is too scared to fight. But this could not be more far from the truth as he is not scared to step up for a fight no matter how strong his opponent may be. But he prefers to use diplomacy when possible and a course of action that involves the least bloodshed is most appealing to him.
He is also a very fun loving person and is often the center of attraction due to his tendency to pull pranks and tease people. He is almost always joking and some people even look down on him for never taking things seriously. Any opportunity to try something new is a source of great excitement to him. But beneath all this goofiness and simple mindedness lies a very serious side of his personality that surfaces whenever the situation calls for it. He will never let anyone else come to harm due to his actions; so he becomes very serious and calm when the situation calls for it. In such situations he can be a very brave and reassuring presence and can greatly inspire his comrades by frank yet kind encouragement.
Even compared to the members of the Uchiha clan, Kenshin is considered a genius. He is highly proficient with the Uchiha Fire Release techniques. He has very high chakra levels and it is noted by many that his chakra levels put him on an level above an average shinobi. He has excellent control over his chakra and has as such he had an innate ability to use jutsu to their maximum efficiency without wasting any chakra. He is a very cunning warrior and can come up with numerous strategies immediately after encountering a new situation. He tries to use his opponent’s weakness against him.
Kenshin is an expert at controlling his chakra. His control is so great that he can manipulate it at an almost atomic level. By manipulating chakra in the form of electric waves (much like Tsunade's nerve scrambling jutus), he can send small electric currents through his neurons to fully activate them and greatly speed up his reaction time and increase the speed of his movements. Thus he showed seemingly instantaneous reflexes and amazing raw quickness.
As a member of the Uchiha clan, Kenshin possesses the Sharingan, the clan's Kekkei Genkai though it only awoke in one of his eyes. He first developed it when he was 8 years old. He gained the ability to see chakra and a mastery over Genjutsu based techniques. It also allows him to memorize any technique that he witnesses, see through any deception, and predict his opponent's movements. Over the years he has trained his Sharingan to such an extent that he can cast a genjutsu by merely pointing at or looking at someone, and can similarly turn an opponent's genjutsu against them with Demonic Illusion: Mirror Heaven and Earth Change. He has obtained an unique jutsu much like Shisui Uchiha's Kotoamatsukami. But in his case the technique allows him to put an opponent under complete hypnosis unless they have a stronger level of will power than him, in which case the technique can be easily dispelled. This is a dōjutsu of the highest class and calibre, as the victim is completely under Kenshin's control and can easily be manipulated.
Nature Transformations Edit
Proving himself a true genius ninja and member of the Uchiha, Kenshin has repeatedly shown great proficiency in fire-based jutsu. He mastered his clan's rite of passage jutsu, the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique at a very young age and can use numerous fire based jutsu without using hand seals.
He is also particularly skilled with Lightning nature techniques and has a natural affinity towards lightning based ninjutsu. He has developed his control over them to such a degree that he can combine it with Yang chakra to create a completely new chakra nature.