Kakashi Hatake is one of the most talented shinobi in Naruto. Initially, he is introduced as an apathetic figure but we later saw him as a loyal friend and teacher.
The series further explored the tragic backstory behind the Hatake clan’s detached ninja.
Here is everything you need to know about Kakashi Hatake’s past.
Kakashi Hatake: Early life
Kakashi Hatake was brought by his father, Sakumo Hatake since his mother died when he was very young.
Sakumo on the other hand was a well-respected figure in the Hidden Leaf village as he was among the strongest ninja residing there. Hence, Kakashi looked up to his father in his childhood days.
However, during one of his missions, Sakumo decided to abandon his mission in order to save the lives of his teammates. Moreover, he was blamed for the disastrous consequences of the failed mission.
Subsequently, everyone including the teammates he saved turned their back on him.
A disgraced Sakumo ended up taking his own life because he could not continue living with shame.
Kakashi Hatake: Third Shinobi World War
When Kakashi Hatake was on his first jounin’s mission his teammate, Rin was kidnapped by the enemies. Obito, his other teammate, insisted that they should save her but left when Kakashi refused to go.
Regardless, Kakashi eventually also decided to join Obito. However, Obito was crushed by a boulder while saving Kakashi.
Before dying, Obito makes Kakashi promise to protect Rin. However, he was not able to keep that promise.
The Mist Village captured Rin and turned her into a weapon by putting a tailed beast inside her. Hence, to save the Leaf Village, Rin impaled herself on the Chidori of Kakashi which killed her.
Kakashi became depressed following Rin’s death. At one point during the series, he was seen reading a book called ‘How a Shinobi Should Die’ suggesting that he might be considering suicide.