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I am sorry this whole thread sounds like there was a mastermind behind the Uchiha massacre with a genius idea. But it was Obito Uchiha, you know, the baka ninja.
Seeing how the FB was developed I would think on the lines of Rin. Maybe some Uchiha took a leak on Rin's grave? and this pissed off Obito? no pun intended..hehe.
The Uchihas on the other hand was trying to START A WAR AGAINST KONOHA.
What was Obito's goal? Which of the two above is wiser to kill and which is wiser to kill?
If he killed Itachi instead and revealed that the elders wanted the whole Uchiha wiped out and convinced them that he was Madara and volunteered to lead them against Konoha, wouldn't that be easier?
There's no more strong Senjus to oppose them. They could take over the entire world, get the tailed beasts and proceed with the plan.
I was just thinking maybe Tobi felt threatened by the clan because one with sharingan can control the bijuu if I recall right. So maybe he was afraid that the clan would want to steal the bijuu after the Konoha atack to take revenge over the village because it blamed them for the Kurama atack. Just think about it? Doesn't that make a little sense?
i'm thinking obito approached the uchiha clan/got found out by them...setup the coup with them...only for them to back out the night of the kyuubi attack...this was the motive for him to wipe them out.
The guy was the strongest Uchiha at 13, and its not like Obito did all the work in the massacre, since Itachi killed quite a few Uchihas, according to flashbacks.
Sharingan is useless against Obito, so Uchihas would be fodder just as much as those Kiri jounin Obito ended
>>Why did Obito massacre the Uchihas?
has to be something to do with RIN. it all makes sense now.
Madara is like Palpatine to Obito: Anakin then to Vader. Once he learned everything that was relevant to know he not only continued the wishes of his master, but also went on to do actions in his own right. I think through all the routes to get to his goals and his masters goals the story "circled" itself in terms of plot holes (purposefully by Kishi) and this next section is where we could possibly see Madaras real life through his memories not through dialog and hearsay.
Some have the theory of Shisui being Obito's younger brother. When Obito told the story of the Uchiha massacre to Sasuke, he didn't mention anything about Shisui. Maybe he didn't know about it, but I find it hard to believe since Obito seems to know Danzou, and Danzou seemed to know a little about Tobi as well. The whole thing's a little weird but it wouldn't surprise me if Itachi knew about "Madara", and Danzou had an idea about him as well and had a back-up plan. Because the thing that ties Obito and Nagato together along with the Uchiha massacre, is.... Danzou.
Still, his motivation behind it is anyone's guess. I think it was for revenge but I also think it was taking out anyone who could oppose his plan or 'break-free' as someone else suggested. I also think he liked having the extra eyes (though it brings to light the goofballity of Obito leaving Kakashi alone all these years....).
Tobi has shown fear/concern with two ninja, Itachi and Madara. He could give two shits about Nagato, Danzou, Naruto, Sasuke, etc. His plans hinged on Itachi and Madara being out of the way, no one else. Hence why the ball didn't get rolling until after Itachi died, and why he shit bricks when Kabuto brought Madara back.
And aside from getting a stockpile of eyes, Madara also eliminated people who may possibly be able to thwart the Moon's eye plan by seeing through the genjutsu with a powerful enough Sharigan.
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