Tora is unusually short for a man his age. He possesses bright blue eyes, an unusual eye coloration among the Uchiha, and long, shaggy, raven black hair, which, unlike his eyes, are quite common to the men of the Uchiha clan. He is very seldom seen with any emotional facial expressions on his face. Most of the time, he exudes an air of complete indifference to almost anything he is presented with, even when, inside, he is in deep turmoil.
When he and Ryun were teenagers, he wore what most Uchiha wear, a blue shirt with the Uchiha Crest on his upper back and blue pants that are wrapped up in bandages at the ends. On his waist, he had a bandage belt that held a sack that presumably held ninja tools.
In the present time, Although depicted initially as a silhouette, several details can be inferred about the Sage's appearance. He had short hair that spiked up in the front with two distinctive pieces of hair that resembled horns. He wore what appeared to be a cloak with a high collar showing his necklace with six red magatama. These magatama designs were later mimicked by Nagato's Deva Path and the seal around the neck of Naruto's Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. On the back of his cloak was a stylised Rinnegan eye with nine magatama underneath it in three rows. In one of his appearances where part of his face could be seen, he was in an elderly state.
Ever since his first appearance, Tora had always been inscrutable. Flashbacks showed that he used to be a compassionate brother, but his initial appearances depicted him as an Yonko criminal only interested in the organisation's success and secrecy before all else. Later his interested in Yonko was revealed to be an act, and his true intentions for joining the organisation were to spy on it from within. Nonetheless, Tora and his partner, Seireitou, cooperated better than most Yonko partners, and despite the differences in personalities, appeared to have mutual respect for one another.
While a member of Yonko, he possessed incredible self-control of his emotions, constantly displaying an emotionless personality. He only showed surprise when opponents proved more powerful or skilled than expected, and even then didn't lose his composure. After his death, he has also been shown to have a sense of humour, such as questioning Naruto's claim that no one could survive Nagato's attack when Naruto clearly did, and calling his other partner, Sasuke, a "snake expert" while fighting Kabuto Yakushi.
Tora had equally impressive intelligence, and was shown to be very wise, something even Tobi acknowledged. He was exceedingly sharp, observant, and intuitive, as he was rarely caught off guard or deceived. This intelligence could also be seen through Itachi's immense foresight; his foreknowledge of Ryun's defeat of Deidara and simultaneous survival, his own pre-meditated death by Ryun's hand, and most recently, the implantation of his own Kotoamatsukami-imbued crow inside Naruto were only some examples seen.
However, while Tora was an extremely powerful shinobi, he was not arrogant, and even complimented his opponents at times on their abilities. After his death, Tora realised that he shouldn't have tried to deal with Itachi on his own and encouraged Shisui to never forget his friends. Likewise, Itachi took no enjoyment in violence or combat, instead preferring to avoid battle or, if not possible, end it as quickly as he could.
Skill wise, Ryun and Tora matured at virtually the same time, despite a three year difference in their age. Both awakened their Sharingan at the same time, and both of their Sharingan matured together as well. Because of this, most of their spars ended in draws.
Around the time of Mataiden's death, Tora was still stationed on the battlefield during the Third Great Shinobi World War, and so, was not present for the tragic death and his elder brother's banishment. He was captured a day later by enemy combatants, not willing to end the war so easily, and tortured physically and mentally for days. A messenger eventually revealed to his captors the events that went on in Konoha days before, mentioning that they were meant to end the war.
Tora, now fully aware of his youngest brother's death, and his older brother's banishment, awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan and killed his captors, vowing revenge on Konoha and all responsible for the events. Shortly afterwards, he rejoined Ryun, who had also awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan due to the events in Konoha, and the two began working together on a plan. This plan eventually led them to meeting the other members of the Yonkō, which Ryun became a member of, and Tora became an affiliate.
As the younger brother of Ryun Uchiha, who became the strongest of the clan, Tora himself was said to have been equal to his brother in every way, until more recently, when Ryun ascended the level of normal Uchiha and reached a level, previously reached only by Madara Uchiha. Both of them have exceptionally strong chakra, even for Uchiha members.
Tora's Mangekyō Sharingan, that developed only a few days after Ryun's own Mangekyō Sharingan, took the appearance of a pinwheel, in a similar form toItachi Uchiha's with three black dots on the edge of each side of the pinwheel, and three red dots outside the pinwheel itself. Tora's Mangekyō Sharingan is one of two, the other's being Sasuke Uchiha's, with a black background and a red design, rather than the typical black design and red background.
- If Tora had a Databook page, it would say:
- Tora's hobbies are writing, drawing, and running.
- Tora wishes to have a fight with Ryun Uchiha.
- Tora has completed 13 official missions: 7 D-rank, 2 C-rank, 3 B-rank, 1 A-rank.