This Naruto grew in similar manner to his heroic counterparts up until Sasuke's defection from Konoha. Once Sasuke left in search of Orochimaru's hideout, Naruto tried to stop him, but was unable to. In his rage, he prematurely awakened his Four Tailed state, causing Sasuke to flee back to Konoha in hopes that Kakashi or any other leaf shinobi could stop him. As Naruto lost control, he mindlessly attacked the village trying to "stop" Sasuke, unaware that his actions had dire consequences. He completely wiped out the village, killing Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi and everyone else he knew and cared about. When he finally came around he was shocked at the destruction and confused at who caused it. He was met by Itachi Uchiha who, after hearing of his brother's death, had no more intention of being in Akatsuki and tried to help Naruto deal with his loss. Itachi suspected Orochimaru was the culprit and he and Naruto killed him before Orochimaru could complete his body transfer. Naruto learned of Chakra natures from Itachi and developed the Rasenshuriken early as well, but never learned Sage Jutsu. He was eventually discovered by Madara, who used his Mangekyo Sharingan to trick Naruto into believing Itachi destroyed the village. Naruto and Itachi fought, resulting in Naruto being impaled by Itachi's Susano'o as he released his Kyubi Chakra. Itachi managed to seal the Chakra Naruto tried to use and Naruto died shortly after, as well as Itachi due to his illness. Naruto was revived by Akuma and was told that there was a Naruto in another universe that was responsible for the death of his loved ones. Dark Naruto, believing this lie, joined Akuma's Akatsuki and made a deal with the Kyubi to let him out once in while as long as he had his revenge. This Naruto trained with Itachi for 5 years and died at the age of 17. He was later revived at 18.