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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    I do not "hate" Sauske. I have always found him to be an arrogant little berk, and supremely selfish. But when you strip those two things away I have always considered him to be a lonely, pitiable...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    I don't, because I saw nothing happen in this whole fight that would turn Sauske's conviction from this...

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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    Well, it was about as unsatisfying a conclusion as I thought it was going to be. At this point the only question is whether or not Sakura shows up to save their lives or not (probably) and whether...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    The real problem is that this fight is accomplishing nothing. This fight is supposed to be about Sauske's redemption. Without that, the whole thing is just pointless mutual flagellation between...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    I agree with the sentiment, but I can't say that Kishi is doing this for "plot purposes". It would probably be more accurate to say, "Kishi is sprinting through this because he wasted all our time...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    This. I actually explained this a couple pages ago. Guess some folks weren't paying attention. :)



    I have seen no evidence that Kurama's chakra is composed of even one iota of Natural...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    Keep in mind though that Naruto is much faster now at going into Sage mode. All he has to do is hold still for a second or two and bam he's good to go.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    I'm of two minds on this whole issue. On the one hand, Sauske can certainly handle "natural energy". I mean, that's what the Curse Seal pretty much was - a person being imbued with Jugo's ability...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    Yeah - I think I see where this is going...

    This...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    I do that because that's what the dictionary does. I hew to accuracy in that regard, rather than cherry picking non-standard or archeic definitions are the "true" definition, while pretending the...
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    [Life] Mangahelpers Halloween Thread

    Just a fun thread for all us Naruto fans on Mangahelpers to post what we're doing for Halloween. I'm doing "Ghostbusters 2.0"... An update on the 30 year old costume from the movie. What's your...
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    Sticky: [Movie] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    I'll believe it when I see it. The movies have always played pretty fast and loose with canon though. If its true, then go go NaruXHina.
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    The picture itself does indeed warrant smiles. ---> :)

    If only Kishi had DONE something with that instead of having Naruto pretend it never happened... ---> :(
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    What you are calling 'twisting things around' is no more than 'copy and pasting what you said'. If you dislike it, then I suggest you stop saying things that are contradictory. That'll resolve the...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    The first time I ever saw anything "Naruto" was on Cartoon Network when they were showing the English version. In both the English show, and in the Japanese version they always pronounced his name...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Did or did you not say this?



    Derp.



    Lol - except the multiple times he said he WASN'T. :) But to be fair he has waffled in his excuses for his evils. There have been times he has...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Easy. He gains the accomplishment of his objectives. He gains his revolution and the realization of his vision. He also gains the isolation he craves. He gains the ultimate manifestation of his...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    You see - it's comments like this that are not really making the whole "Sasuke isn't selfish!" case very well. :) "Sauske isn't arrogant or selfish! It's just that his arrogance and selfishness...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    No - Sauske said he doesn't care about the people his plan effects. He isn't trying to bring the world together. He's just implementing a plan he came up with, and he doesn't care if it really...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Sauske isn't stupid in the sense that he is a drooling imbecile who doesn't even know how to bang two rocks together. That's obviously not true. He can add, subtract, spell, read, write, be trained...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Yes I DID answer your question. You either weren't paying attention or just didn't like the answer. I'll supply it again, because I do know that some folks aren't particularly interested in...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    For starters, this fight really shouldn't even be happening. Imagine for a moment that the Ancient Gods of Stupidity took the purest, most elemental stupidity from the deepest reaches of the...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Well, ultimately speaking this chapter - like last weeks' chapter - was a whole lot of nothing. This is all a lather/rinse/repeat of the previous VotE battle except the power levels are now on...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    No - this wouldn't work. Sauske is failing to understand the simplest, most obvious lesson that Itachi's life should have taught him. You can't use hatred to create a good thing. It doesn't work. ...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    No – I know exactly what it means. I’ve supplied the definition. Multiple times. You may disagree with those definitions, but that’s just you disagreeing with a valid definition of a word because...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    There are very few examples in the entire mange of Sauske NOT being selfish based on that exact definition. For example, his current plan to kill the Naruto, the Kages, and the Bijju and then force...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Well, you may have a different definition than everyone else then. When most people say the word "selfish" it means "concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Hmm...

    Darth Emo? Darth Selfish? Darth Arrogance? Not sure what his name would be.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Amaterasu is not instant. It isn't even close to it. Every time anyone has ever used it, they have required a 'spin up'. Even Sauske could tell it was coming when he was fighting Itachi and had...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    But Naruto already won that ideological fight. And the amusing thing is that Sauske was right there and sharing the whole experience.

    http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/654/11...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Oh - he's selfish. He's WAY selfish. People who are acting selfishly are inherently self-destructive so simply being selfish doesn't mean that a selfish person is going to be 'happy' or necessarily...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    When I say that Sauske is easy to understand I mean his motivations and mental landscape.

    #1. He is selfish. This is Sauske's primary personality trait. He is motivated by selfishness in almost...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    I take no pleasure in being the bearer of bad news for you, but TNJ is pretty much all that's left now...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Well, of course he has Sauske figured out completely and understands him better than Sauske probably understand himself. Sauske is about as hard to figure out as a sodoku puzzle with only 2 squares....
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Pretty much this. The physical fight is ancillary to the resolution of the story at this point. The real victory Naruto has to win is the philosophical and emotional one. Beating Sauske physically...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Spoiler Discussion

    Basically nothing happened in this week's chapter. There is nothing to comment on. Yawn.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 694 Discussion/ 695 Predictions

    Yes - he failed at the easier, simpler, n00b version of the jutsu. KB is bunshin on steroids. The point being that just because KB has one hand sign doesn't mean it is an 'easy' jutsu to learn any...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 694 Discussion/ 695 Predictions

    You could just as easily say the same thing about Rinnegan techniques, or Sharingan, or any number of jutsu. That doesn't make them 'easy'. If KB was merely a matter of just hand seal then why did...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 694 Discussion/ 695 Predictions

    Wow - even the Kaguya fight will have more chapters than the Naruto versus Sauske fight. The first fight between Naruto & Sauske was 16 chapters long. This one is only going to be 5? That seems...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 694 Discussion/ 695 Predictions

    Ew. I'm the exact opposite. I can't stand Sauske's "look". Even back before the time skip I couldn't stand that stupid onesie with teh collar he wore that made him look like he was a two-year old...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 694 Discussion/ 695 Predictions

    Well, there's that... "The definition of insanity is repeating the same action while expecting a different result". I guess I've always had a hard time accepting the position that Sauske is...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 694 Discussion/ 695 Predictions

    Well, and that's really the crux of the argument against Sauske's idiotic "plan". Itachi already tried it, and it failed miserably. Sauske thinks that Itachi failed because he still had a...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 694 Discussion/ 695 Predictions

    It never ceases to amaze me how a person as supposedly intelligent as Sauske is can be so incredibly stupid.

    Sauske thinks that he should go it alone - like Itachi did - making everyone hate him. ...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 693 Discussion/ 694 Predictions

    I know I'll be curious to see if Sakura actually manages to scrape herself together and accomplish something by the time this is over. If she is to have any real function in the manga as a character...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 693 Discussion/ 694 Predictions

    OK. That's one. Not quite "tons" though. :) And there's a bit of question in that sequence about whether Gaara did anything of his own volition or not. The sand of his mother and the chakra of...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 693 Discussion/ 694 Predictions

    Where is the quote in the manga that shows Gaara "murdering tons of innocent Sunagakure citizens"? The only citizen of the Sand that was injured in Gaara's presence that I can recall was Yashamaru,...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 693 Discussion/ 694 Predictions

    Oh heavens... Hearing you put it that way makes me wonder. What if "Inner Sakura" is actually KARIN...? They even sort of look alike.
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 693 Discussion/ 694 Predictions

    Well, the manga is that way for two reasons.

    1. Naruto's "heroic journey" is already over. He is no longer at a point where we (as readers) would have any interest in seeing him go waffley,...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 693 Discussion/ 694 Predictions

    Consider what Sauske did when he left Konoha to what he did in this week's chapter...

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a280/Nafarias/test-1.jpg

    When he left, he went behind her, said "Thanks",...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 693 Discussion/ 694 Predictions

    This is why I say that I'm interested in hearing Sauske's self-justifications. It is questionable whether or not he even thinks he is doing evil things for "the sake of good". I frankly doubt that...
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