He faced him when he and Kisame were using those bodies as themselves. But that aside, if he was genuinely evil, he would've used that intellect and power in a more quickly dispatching manner. He would remove all those who stand in the way of his plans, whatever those may be, as opposing to this version where he used a fraction of his powers without almost any desire to fight.
Perhaps. Well, considering Kishimoto's writing I doubt anyone would've died even if Hashirama was a villain.
Of course, that's all mere speculation. Not to mention that if he truly wanted to acquire EMS, then the shit would truly hit the fan. Gotta say I agree, but if the manga was more of a Seinen than Shounen, more killings would be applied and this manga would be a lot better, in my opinion.
It's true. The manga would've been far better if it was a Seinen.
Itachi doesn't have the charisma or ability to connect with people that Naruto has, even if Itachi would have been popular. Kakashi and Naruto easily have that, and more can relate to Naruto than to Itachi.
I still stick by Itachi being too young to be hokage at 12. Even if he possessed tremendous wisdom, he wasn't as renown or experienced. Even though Gaara become a kage around 14-15, the village had no other viable candidate. Konoha does, although Itachi could have been one of them. Itachi as a hokage would have been kinda cool. No one short of Pain would dare attack the village, it'd be suicide.
Had Itachi had personality similar to Naruto or Kakashi's and their charisma, he'd probably be one of the best kage ever. Naruto is lucky he's not a villain, otherwise Itachi would have easily dispatched of almost everyone but Pain and Tobi.
Naruto can't be killed by anyone, even if t'was itachi. I don't see a reason for the main character to be defeated by just a merely third rate character.
Yea, yea, itachi is awesome, but if he's a true villain then naruto will gonna kick his ass, no doubt and he'll be defeated in a fodder/ridiculous way. That's what anyone would get as naruto's enemy. It doesn't matter if they're stronger and awesome than naruto, they can't and they never will defeat/killed naruto. So meaning, this manga wouldn't end so soon just because itachi is bad villain.
Well, in fact, t'was the opposite, itachi will be defeated by naruto in a disgrace and ridiculous way. After all, itachi's abilities are no match to naruto's plot armor. And the fact that kishi would just let itachi to be dumb and stupid if he were to fight naruto to death like exactly obito and nagato.
Itachi had great wisdom, power, intelligence, and came from the Uchiha clan. He was an ANBU captain. The only knock on him was his age, but frankly given how intelligent and wise he was age was nothing but a number.
I mean I know that it's already been said, but Gaara became a Kage at what 13? Even if it is said that the sand village had no viable options, giving a 13-year-old that position, especially one of Gaara status, is a bit risky. Things just happen to work out in a way that didn't have drastic consequences.
So as much as the age argument is a thing when discussing whether or not Itachi would've made a great Kage, it really shouldn't be. Especially after these past few chapters.
Given Kakashi's intellect and wisdom, along with power, age should have been a number as well, unnecessary to point out.
Point is, Itachi would be far from the worst. Just because he isn't a Care Bear doesn't mean much, he's more qualified than the majority of people who have been made Kages IMO.
How were they horrible? They all still cared about their village and wanted it to prosper. Their actions were for the village, not necessarily for themselves. Didn't Madara have something to do with the Bloody Mist ideals?
But can he connect with people? Being nice or an ass doesn't matter, it's important to connect if one is truly to accept Itachi as hokage.
Speaking of, Hiruzen doesn't even know the guy who killed his wife is just right over there. Wonder if Minato will mention that lol
You could also take it from the angle of a prevention of the massacre. the fact that Itachi stood out to Hiruzen aswell. I mean we have reasons as to why Itachi would be picked over Shikaku and Kakashi. It wouldn't be some random choice when those characters still exist.
My point was the other Kages that I mentioned were hard asses who didn't bend and would often seem scary to those under them. Itachi's power was well known but he was a kind hearted man, unlike many of the other Kages.
What reason? Both Kakashi and Itachi have shown great intelligence and abilities.
I don't know how most other kage were hard asses who didn't bend. I don't think anyone was scared of them either, from the looks of it.