I've a Leap of Thought I'd like to share with you. It's probs a little out there and a little long so bear with me okay? So, in AItSM Tobirama says he gets his red eyes from his Uzumaki grandmother and I immediately thought about Karin the only red-eyed Uzumaki I know of. That jumped to; Karin heals people when they bite her, is that an Uzumaki quirk in general or a red-eyed Uzumaki quirk In Specific? If yes, would Tobirama have inherited it as well? (pt1)
Is it even common knowledge that Uzumaki can heal like that or is it a secret to prevent the clan as a whole from being literally cannibalized?(defsecret) More importantly, would the Senju know considering how frequently they intermarry or would only specific individuals be informed out of necessity? If Tobirama did have the quirk do you think he got so good at healing so he wouldn’t have to resort to it? This is only speculation, there’s a huge dearth on info about other Uzumaki after all
It’s so ridiculous that we never got any information on the Uzumaki beyond “big chakra reserves, had a village but it’s gone now :( but we were friends!!” Like, I know Kishimoto clearly values father/child bonds over mother/child anything, which is why we got Minato ad nauseum with no Kushina at all, but the lack of anything about the Uzumaki is incredibly disappointing.
I was actually thinking of Karin when I wrote that bit! This is complete headcanon, but - I always have thought that the Uzumaki women were the powerhouses, and Naruto is a bit of a rarity when it comes to their genes. So going by that, Tobirama wouldn’t have the ability - he has high chakra levels, especially compared to most shinobi, but nothing on par with Mito or Kushina. But, of course, that’s just my headcanon.