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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 673 Discussion / 674 Predictions

    I mean Sakura 'taking the eye' in the sense of putting the eye in her OWN HEAD. Once those eyeballs start rolling around there's no limit on whose skull they might end up plunked into. That's why...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 673 Discussion / 674 Predictions

    At this point, if Madara ever gets his second eye back it will be pretty bogus. Obito still has Black Zetsu hitching a ride on his face. If Black Zetsu could have done diddly-squat to stop Obito...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 673 Spoiler Discussion

    The latter, one would assume. My expectation is that it is Son who is actually 'adding' the Yoton to the FRS as opposed to Naruto doing it. Naruto would start up his Sage FRS, Son would add Yoton...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto Hangout Thread v.13

    Pretty much this. Hypothetically let's say Sauske killed all the Bijju and removed them from the mix (at least temporarily until they regenerate). Is that going to remove the hatred that is in...
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    Poll: [Conditional] Re: Naruto 673 Spoiler Discussion

    Itachi's strength was being able to instantly 'read' people and design his fight around his insights into the person. So - yeah - it is very similar to giving Batman "prep time" before a fight. ...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 673 Spoiler Discussion

    Yes, but until the manga progressed the logical conclusion was that the half sealed in Minato was more like a chakra 'pile' than it was a thinking, breathing, fully-realized duplicate of the entire...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 673 Spoiler Discussion

    Not that I approve of the idiocy of all this Bijju vivisection, but the response to that is that Obito didn't have the 8 Tails and the 9 tails in him at all. All he had were tiny fragments of their...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 673 Spoiler Discussion

    If the translation isn't a fake then it confirms the suspicion a lot of us had that Spiral Zetsu is riding Yamato dirty. It is about time Yamato showed up anyway though. And I expect that we'll see...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 673 Spoiler Discussion

    Sure looks like a legit spoiler to me. If its a fake then it's the best dang looking fake evar. Very interesting. A way to power up Naruto without turning him into an instant carbon copy of the 6...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto Hangout Thread v.13

    Well - I'm back from Vegas and have a little more sleep than just 2 hours between casino binges, and more technology than just a smartphone so hopefully this'll be a little more coherent and less...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto Hangout Thread v.13

    In Vegas on vacation but in brief...

    Point 1: only translations I have ever seen say nothing about sauske using ration to save his life from the first stabbings. All bee says is sauske forced...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto Hangout Thread v.13

    Wrong. I said he could still intend to wipe out the VILLAGERS. He may intend to preserve Konoha according to his own definitions - which may or may not include keeping the people in the village...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 671 Discussion / 672 Predictions

    It is certainly entertaining to see you flail about with wholly incorrect opinions, but certainly not humbling. Yawn.



    I very much doubt that the 6PS would say that he created them with no...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 671 Discussion / 672 Predictions

    Must be from other people, because they were certainly never from me. :) I can recall only one time I have ever been wrong about Sauske. The rest of the time I've nailed him perfectly.



    So...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto 671 Discussion / 672 Predictions

    I can think of only one time I've ever been wrong about Captain Emo, so most of your trophies are either imaginary or won from entirely different sources. Every other time I've nailed him square...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 671 Discussion / 672 Predictions

    Psycho Sauske may very well still be alive and well but hiding behind a set of self-justifications. When he was about to burn all the Bijju up, we got to see a little taste of it. It may not be...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 671 Discussion / 672 Predictions

    Weeeeeeell..... See my previous post on this (page 15). The jury isn't in on Sauske's evilness or lack thereof yet. Kishi's leaving that door wide open.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 671 Discussion / 672 Predictions

    An interesting chapter. I note that Kishi left Sauske's 'answer' to the Sage an undisclosed mystery. As usual, it gives him the option of going either way with it. Sauske may need Naruto...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 670 Discussion / 671 Predictions

    First half was kind of goofy, but such introductory stuff is necessary. You can't just have the Sage jump right into this history. There's got to be a little sense of his personality first, and...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 669 Discussion / 670 Predictions

    Frankly so far we have seen ET do some pretty stupid things that make absolutely no sense. I see absolutely no reason why an Edo Tensei Gai would not be able to open up all 8 gates and go to town.
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto Hangout Thread v.13

    Nah - it's just that some people don't seem to be able to make a differentiation between legitimate criticism of clearly flawed writing, and "negativity". If I was doing nothing but bashing Kishi...
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    There is no denying that the quality of the troll is strong with this one...
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    Yeah - but at this point in time can we REALLY put such a thing past Kishi? If he thought it was in any way 'cool' you dang well better expect to happen just because.
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto Hangout Thread v.13

    That is preposterous on its face. You are stating that no viewer of any form of artistic expression has any grounds upon which to criticize it. You are claiming that all art is perfect and it is...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Naruto 669 Discussion / 670 Predictions

    As a bit of housekeeping, first - I'm going to abbreviate the above plot conventions at "CCESD" for simplicity's sake. I don't want to type the terms over and over again. So when I say "CCESD" I am...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 669 Discussion / 670 Predictions

    I stand informed. Interesting. I always thought he'd stopped at the 3rd gate. Odd that the 4th gate and the 5th gate didn't really seem to DO anything. He opened them but all he did was keep on...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 669 Discussion / 670 Predictions

    I thought that Lee only opened the first gate for the Initial Lotus, and then opened the second and third gates to do his sequence of kicks or to enter the "Extreme Lotus". Gai said he could open up...
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    The test of time says otherwise. I'll allow that excellent writers know when and where to carefully bend the rules and on even more rare occasions to break them, but that's not what we've been...
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    Certainly. It is my pleasure to fill in the gaps of ignorance.

    1. Plots must maintain internal consistency. Otherwise they violate the reader's suspension of unbelief and create cognitive...
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    Hm - no - doesn't apply to me because when I come here with points it is not because I have any particular investment in a character. It's because I am interested in decent writing, plot, and story....
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 669 Discussion / 670 Predictions

    I was more interested that Minato could still use FTG without any arms than anything else. Gai vs. Madara? Meh. Let Gai have his moment. Does it make sense for him to be pushing Madara this hard?...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 668 Discussion / 669 Predictions

    I'd say it is 99.9999% certain that Gai will not do much (if any) damage to 6P Madara. He may accomplish some good hits, but the net effect he will have is going to be nothing more than a short...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 668 Discussion / 669 Predictions

    Oh yeah - I missed that. Well - scratch my "at least he didn't mess up the continuity more..." prop. To be fair though, have we ever seen Gai use any "ninjutsu" other than summoning? Not that it...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 668 Discussion / 669 Predictions

    The chapter went pretty much as expected. We all knew from last week that Gai was going to open the 8th gate, so that is not in any way a surprise. We all saw it coming. The only unexpected thing...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    Better strap yourself in for a ride on the Disappointment Spanking Machine then... It's pretty much inevitable that Madara will at some point succumb to a TnJ session from either Naruto, Sauske, or...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    There is no doubt that they can write this manga well when they want to. I also hope that whatever they do to wrap it all up will make up for the slog we've had to endure to get there. The biggest...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    Too drawn out: That happened over 100 chapters ago, my friend... :) The 'lather, rinse, repeat' nature of the fight since Naruto & Obito clonked their coconuts together in chapter 564 has more...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    It is absolute assumption at this point in time that he is "pumping" anything into Sauske. All he said is that he is healing him. It may be that at some future point we learn that he was indeed...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    This is very likely to be the case. I'm just disputing the style of "pre-imbuing" Captain Emo with all this stuff before we're shows even the slightest snifter of a hint about what's really going to...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    I don't see that as being the case. Jugo did the same exact thing that Kabuto is doing right now - literally the exact same thing - and yet no one assumed that it was 'logical' that he was pumping...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    Not sure exactly why everyone is assuming that Kabuto is putting Hashirama cells into Sauske. What Kabuto said was that he was using "my medical ninjutsu and STUDIES OF HASHIRAMA'S CELLS". Kabuto...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 667 Discussion/ 668 Predictions

    Well, this was certainly a "clean up my mess" chapter for Kishi. It was nice to see him finally address some of the goofy plot holes he has showered on us the past few chapters. And while it was...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    Of course this is true, but there's a difference between 'being written that way' in - say - the Sauske/Bee fight and what is happening to Everyone versus Madara. In the case of Sauske/Bee, the...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    I'd say that it is more accurate to state that Minato is failing against the strongest opponent that any shinobi in the entire manga could possibly face...

    ...Kishimoto's writing.

    Let's face...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    Good writers are able to keep track of the stuff that THEY wrote. :) It is not difficult to adhere to your own plot. All it takes is a little bit of patience and attention to detail. It would not...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    Yes - it reminds me of the stupid, idiotic jobbing that the entire Marvel Universe was forced to endure on behalf of the moronic "World War Hulk" series. The diarrhea wiped up to write that rag was...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    It's all connected folks. Whether or not the manga continues to make Minato look like a complete loser... Whether or not Gai is able to do anything against Madara or not... It all depends on one...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    This.



    You can love the writer and hate the writing. :) No - no writer can please everyone but a GOOD writer avoids obvious and glaring errors and weaknesses in his work so that it doesn't...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    Same here. It fits. It makes sense. It doesn't introduce a brand new character out of nowhere (ahem - older Ridoku son - ahem). It just works well for it to be Kabuto. Not saying it couldn't be...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 666 Discussion / 667 Predictions

    Ouch. :) Poor Diedara...
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