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Perhaps the issue here is that the tree is looking specifically for the power which kagura took and that power has spread over her descendants. Taking the chakra from normal ninja is not the goal it itself, they are just casualties in its quest to recover the specific powers which descendants of kagura would have inherited.
There's a certain episode in the anime about the secret of the hidden village of the water falls. There's a an old big tree that capable to release a water drops that can give anyone a boost amount of chakra.
So what if the very chakra of all humans came exactly like that? Maybe from the water they drink or from the air they breath. There's alot of assumptions, but the fact remains that madara stated that every chakra came from the shinju.
Or maybe the reason that human capable to used chakra is because of rikudou himself. We've seen naruto, minato, kurama and kushina capable to sealed their chakra just by touching, so what if rikudou's chakra, which came from the shinju, was being split/distributed to everyone he met? So he didn't just teach them the secrets of chakra but he clearly gave them the chakra. maybe that's the reason why the shinju wants his power/chakra back.
Last edited by marshall313; September 25, 2013 at 01:02 AM.
Or maybe besides the tree, there's another being that has intentions opposite of the tree. A dragon or something that wants to spread its powers of good but humans deny it because of some mis conception?
Last edited by Schabrak; September 25, 2013 at 03:22 PM.
The tree was just sad that the princess ate it's baby. I mean it's been lonely for a long time, and he decided to have a baby peach tree to keep him company. Instead some hungry ass queen pops up and eats it. . Its just maternal instincts bros and bras.
Last edited by Ryr; September 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM.
Trees also bear chakara bearing super fruits that can stop wars. According to Naruto logic
We are talking about a fruit from a tree which has the ability to transform into a monster and control the weather and stuff though. More so, the tree being the origin of life would have the actual direct implication that the fruit was by no means meant to be eaten. The tree being the origin of life and everything would imply that its fruit existed before there were any creatures with the capacity to eat it. Its only logical... More so, if the fruit had the actual purpose of reproduction there would be plenty of other god trees around. The fruit without a doubt has a function, it is simply not repruduction because, well, there is no evidence that the tree has ever actually reproduced in spite of it apparently having been around for enough time to be the origin of life.
TBH... I want to think outside the box on this. Not say that it's just a test like Genesis, or any other story for that matter. I am not trying to be facetious, but maybe we can say that the "God Tree" isn't just a tree, and I don't mean that as a metaphor. Maybe it's more than a tree - it's not just a plant, or an animal. Obviously, right? But hear me out... maybe it's supposed to be something completely new. In the world of the Narutoverse, maybe this is the 'beginning', and the 'ending', as the 9 tails once mentioned.
A lot of people think that it's taking from the story of Genesis and others (Even Avatar). But it could also be from "the Secret Life of Plants" as well in which the world is so interconnected, and an organism in the grand scheme of things is more than just an 'ant', or a 'tree', or a 'bear', etc. Also, Kishimoto could be taking some bits from fantastic fantasy stories from 'our' world as well, like "The Hobbitt" and Lord of the Rings - remember the "Ents"?
I think it's too early to dismiss Kishimoto's goal here. He's taking a swing at something right now, and it could go in a variety of ways. I've been reading this manga for several years now like everyone else, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and see where this goes.