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Actually, no. Orochimaru is sealed away in a world of blissful Genjutsu. That snake was just one of his snakes from his body trying to escape from Amaterasu. As far as we know Orochimaru can't split his soul apart and put different pieces into multiple snakes.
indeed. orochimaru is alive,and these references to him must mean he will come back,sooner or later.
Read it and then let me know what you think about Kabuto.
we can't discuss about last chapter untill 48 hours have passed. we risk warnings otherwise ...
Well, it's pretty clear Kabuto was intended to be Sakura's final antagonist, and that's the reason he survived for so long, but since Kishi stripped her of her main character status, he had to make something else with Kabuto... And that's why he is looking so out of place being a major antagonist this late in the manga.
His contribution to the story won't go farther than "the guy who used Edo Tensei to create lot of anime filler fights" though. His Edo Tensei is his only point of relevance.
Last edited by Rahan; April 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM.
On T: kabuto's past will have a great role in kabuto's future,for example he may end up finding out something about Nonou ecc. he won't die,though.
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I don't think Kabuto not only wants Sasuke because of the Sharingan itself (Orochimaru implanted them in Danzou so i have no doubt he's got some of his own), but because he thinks that Orochimaru is still stuck inside of Sasuke. Since Orochimaru is sealed, he's not making a comeback.
As to Kabuto's past, it feels a bit recycled to me. He ends up unwittingly killing the person who raised him to protect himself. Gaara, anyone?
Besides, recall that when Kabuto is talking to Madara via Muu's zombie, they are talking about someone else, as if they were following someone else's plan. My guess? Tobi is not the final villain because there is somebody truly behind the scenes and only mentioned that time. So we have yet to see what role Kabuto actually plays in this. Itachi himself must know something is up because he's calling out Kabuto as a liar on everything he says.
Kabuto and Orochimaru were researching the pure truth of ninjutsu.
It had always been assumed in the past that Orochimaru wanted the Sharingan because it allows the user to analyze and copy ninjutsu.
However, now that we have learned about their experiments with Senju DNA and the way the Rinnegan works, I think it's become clear that their actual objective was always to obtain the Rinnegan. Kabuto also confirmed that the Rinnegan is an evolution of the Mangekyo Sharingan when he reanimated Madara Uchiha.
I'm fairly sure that the "pure truth of ninjutsu" they are searching for is tied to the origins of the shinobi arts, with the Sage of the Six Paths and his Ninshu philosphy. As such, the Rinnegan is the key to answering such questions.
Also, yes, Madara and Kabuto were talking about the Masked Man, as he's now officially called.
Madara obviously intended for Nagato to use Gedo: Rinne Rebirth on him, because he thought that's what happened when Kabuto reanimated him with Edo Tensei.
The "him" that Madara and Kabuto refer to is probably Orochimaru. Kabuto introduces himself by saying he's "his" former assistant, and Madara assumes "he" is up to something after learning he was actually summoned with Edo Tensei.
Kabuto says he and Orochimaru learned about Madara from their research. Madara says he and "him" had some sort of a plan, which Kabuto knows a bit about. Kabuto says he's on Madara's side. Kabuto is worried that the fake Madara (Masked Man) won't act according to those plans.
So most likely "he" is Orochimaru. Only other possibility would be Tobirama Senju, and that's a stretch.
Last edited by Suzaku; April 24, 2012 at 02:51 AM.
Curent Kabuto flashbacks are murder for me... Can't w8 to see him dead and gone.