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all the reasons 3c said in his excellent post. Kishimoto probably wanted to be creative and impressive and just kept making things more powerful and things ended up losing all pretext of balance in the process. The way the Sharingan, and other abilities have evolved, is really just a symptom of that problem.
Though I think that even abilities of this scale and power could have been kept balanced and under control if only their limitations hadn't been systematically removed.
Take the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan for example, it is a completely unbalanced ability with no downsides. It essentially cheats the "greater the jutsu the greater the risk" principle on behalf of all the Sharingan's big techniques (and they were already half cheating). Naruto's Kyuubi mode is the same. Inexplicably the very nature of the Kyuubi's chakra changed so it's no longer harmful to him. FRS lost it's risk to. Chakra limitations for other shinobi have also been all but abandoned, there are some amazing breakdowns of how absurd Kakashi's chakra expenditure during this war has been; and that's par for the course.
So essentially I think hyping up overpowered abilities created a problem and making them cheaper to use compounded that problem.
Last edited by Jammin; December 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM.
there was more then that single exchange. Even with the clash, Sasuke went down the falls and halfway to Naruto in the time it took Naruto to form his own attack. Sasuke clearly held the edge.
Why wouldn't they be fooled, since it's hidden in a way to make it appear a single shuniken. And note, they're not meant to hit, but as an attack set up. Look at what happen with Deidara. Also, wiring it is the norm.