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True, but how many people have we seen that look so alike in age have significant difference in Narutoverse?
I think Edo Tensei could have been designed to gather intel from dead people, allies or enemies. Imagine you try to capture the enemy spy and he kills himself. You Edo Tensei the shit out of him and put him under your control then make him spill the beans on everything he knows.
If you think about it Edo Tensei has some great applications even if not used as a fighting tool. Send dead people to scout or spy. When they find out something, you unsummon them.
but how do you know if they found something out? How would you be able to control them? Though, I'm not sure when the concept of fuuda came about, Orochimaru could have created it or it could have been Tobirama. But he probably sucked at controlling the summons.
You guys seem to be forgetting that you have to sacrifice someone to ressurect someone else... So pretty much no way, short of the zetsu answer, to use it without the evil aspect..
Kill one prisoner to revive another, maybe? Don't bother with useless details. If Tobirama is the one that created it, it means he must have used it at least once, and sacrificed someone at least once. He seems to be a guy that does that needs to be done. It's not necessarily evil, just like Hiruzen or Itachi aren't evil, even though they are responsible for the death of an entire clan.
Thanks for the mental image. I can see us now, blasting down the rapids towards that waterfall on a raft that's falling apart as we go - the rocks splintering our craft by degrees. Our eyes lock.Quote:
Invader: "You WILL cut that conversation! It adds nothing to the story and interrupts the pace!"
BadluckArtist: "No! It provides vital backstory and increases the reader's immersion!"
We leap at each other our fists clenched as we aim for each other's vitals, dissapearing into the mist and foam of the falls...
Invader: "BREVITAS VIVIT!"
Admitted. But this does not require 6 chapters. 1 or 2 would suffice. The only bits in this chapter that mattered were the scene where we saw the attitude of Harashima's dad, Tobirama's reaction, and then the second meeting by the river. You could have squeezed the bulk of last week's chapter down to two or three pages of epic battle, and this week's chapter to 4 or 5 pages of poignant backstory. 8 Pages tops. Literally HALF of one chapter. Instead we've got 2 whole chapters and the bulk of it was treacle.Quote:
Hiruzen retired due to old age, but he was still Hokage, while not the "main" Hokage, once Minato was appointment as the Fourth. If Tsunade ends up surviving, I doubt she will 100% retire after appointing the Sixth. She will still remain Hokage, but not the main Hokage.
You can also recognize that Tobirama used the same message in both panel (different translators but you get the point).
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Does it really matter? The fact is, we don't know. Does it really make sense for one to come to a conclusion based on something they are completely unaware of? We have no idea what Kishimoto will decide for their ages.
If I recall correctly, Madara and Izuna unlocked their sharingans (or at least mangekyou sharingans) in their teens. So there are a few more years before they are fully battle worthy. In order to preserve the power balance, I guess Hashirama unlocks mokuton by then.
Since Madara mentions that the Edo tensei was made to clean up the battlefield, I'm guessing Tobirama developed it before Konoha was founded.
Is great-granddaddy Senju a cold fish or what? He could give even Fugaku some pointers in chilly parenting. I'm sure he's a product of the times, but still. Holy cow. I loved little Tobirama standing up for his big brother. "Father, we are at a funeral after all. Could you maybe not punch your child in the face in the presence of the dead?" Seriously, Mr Senju. Someone has died.
Hashirama and Madara are so cute, it's kind of ridiculous. Hashirama is a little teaser and Madara might be even more tsundere than Sasuke, which I did not think was humanly possible. It's a wonderful thing to see a decades-long, world-changing, map-redrawing relationship summed up so beautifully and succinctly in two panels.
Madara: GO AWAY
Hashirama: *sigh* Okay...
Madara: WHERE ARE YOU GOING
et hashirama has flashback of his battle with madara, within young hashirama has flashback of his childhood friendship with madara. then hashirama's father may have a flashback of his childhood while he is talking with child hashirama about shinobi.
interesting thing is we could not see the outcome of his clash with madara because it is interrupted by other flashback. could kurama do anything on 1000s hands or did hashirama's summon give kurama a good spanking with 1000 hands, could madara use amaterasu, did hashirama use flower world tree... so many questions about the battle.