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Good by Kabuto....To me the chapter suck....Learned nothing from the chapter but some BS of a flash back signifying Kabuto's death. Waste of chapter. Kishi just take a week off next time.
I've hated these past chapters although they've been quite good. Why? Because it's dead obvious Kishi is going to kill off Kabuto. If he doesn't it'll be a seriously surprising plot twist considering the recent developments. Especially because of who Kabuto is fighting, all his "I'm unbeatable!" talk, but most of all the dreaded flashback=death manuscript. What a waste of potential. What a waste of plot. What a waste of character. Kabuto is the PERFECT opponent for Naruto. Sage versus Sage. Naruto inspired him to seek out his true self, to find his identity. Naruto is responsible for Kabuto's current character simply by having been who he is. Kabuto even told him he'd go after him after Sasuke. Come on Kishi! I can only pray that that statement holds true, that Kabuto will actually succeed here despite the odds. Another sad fact is that Kabuto's powers (not counting Edo Tensei) is such a breath of fresh air to all the doujutsu spamming (I'm looking at you Tobi and Madara, although they are badass, especially the latter). His powers are SO cool! I DON'T want to see him die ffs.
Last edited by 3c; April 11, 2012 at 06:06 AM.
Just one thing I have to say for now: I hope now people stop asking why Kabuto still needs to wear those glasses
At this point...I'm not sure that Kabuto will die in the end, so I'm not sure if he's out or not
PIS is involved and I understand Kabuto has to shine, but this is annoying, considering there are more interesting fights going on. <- imo.
He gets his long deserved character development via flashback, then he will get removed from the plot. But before that he has to shine properly, which is right now fighting the brothers. But still the fight with the flashback kills the tension for me. Im a more impatient man, I need a decent pace.
either kabuto beats the brothers or they beat him. we have to remember that both naruto and sasuke progress as a pair so sasuke must win if naruto is to defeat tobi
I hope really that Kabuto isn't going to die here... but his death was already planned when Itachi decided to go after him =/ I am not sure how he is supposed to survive now that he has his flashback shown. But we don't have to forget that Kabuto, if he has taken after his master, finds a way to survive
Originally Posted by 3c
Well, Deidara said he was gonna kill Itachi after he killed Sasuke. We saw how that turned out. It all comes down to discerning honest-to-goodness foreshadowing, from plain old character banter. Just because they make grand claims doesn't mean it'll come to fruition. Infact, more often than not it's the exact damn opposite. You NEVER take a badguys word when he starts mouthing off about being invincible and unstoppable. It's the first 3 and 4 words of every badguy's requiem song. Accompanied by what? That's right: a flashback.
Last week I said "2 or 3 more chapters" before Kabuto bites it. But that was because I thought last chapter was his only flashback. I expect more monologuing next chapter so I'll revise it and claim he'll lose 2 or 3 chapters later from THIS current chapter.
-Both had childhoods without their biological parents
-Both had kind parental figures to look after them early on (Iruka for Naruto; Nun with glasses for Kabuto)
-Both looked up to a Sannin as a father figure. Even though Kabuto surpassed Orochimaru he still refers to him with a title of respect. Furthermore, the way he cared for Orochimaru even on Orochimaru's death bed didn't seem to be out of fear or fanatic admiration (like Kimimaro).
-Both have very rare accomplishments: becoming a sage
-Both are tired of Sasuke's nonsense :P
I agree with all of this except that there's more interesting fights going on. I'm SO tired of this manga degrading into DBZ style powerhouse grudge matches. This one is far more complicated/intricate than who has the bigger destructive jutsu/chakra reserve... if Kishimoto would stop friggin' stauling that is.Originally Posted by BlackHair
I don't think Kabuto will die. The flashback that comes with death for Naruto usually occur at the moment of defeat. He has the upperhand now. But again, Kishimoto is not a robot, may be he change his MO.
Jesus, who cares about Kabuto? He's the most boring character in the whole history of manga.
I hope he dies soon so that I don't have to watch his stupid face & glasses ever again :S
Oh well, he's about to die soon, whenever a villain gets his flashback he's about to die.
We're probably going to find out that someone from Konoha mistakenly attacked the orphanage and that Kabuto was the only survivor and that's when he kinda decided to crush the leaf, or something like that.