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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Discussion / 6 Predictions

    M'eh - Sauske has always been a selfish, egotistical git. Until I see proof to the contrary, then the safe assumption is that he is primarily motivated by either selfishness or arrogance (or both). ...
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    [Hangout] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Discussion / 6 Predictions

    If I had no scruples, and I knew that there were people that I could cause to obtain incredible super-powers by butchering their loved ones, then I would certainly try to manipulate that to my...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Discussion / 6 Predictions

    But Zetsu only was able to do this because the Uchiha had this genetic predisposition. Nagato proves that such megalomania is certainly not exclusive to the Uchiha because he was an Uzimaki. ...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Discussion / 6 Predictions

    Who knows? But I'll support any theory that allows Hidan to come back. :) He was - and remains - the manga's only true, unrepentant bad-guy who was evil simply for the sake of it. Kakuzu comes in...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Spoilers Discussion

    Agreed, but I think a lot of kids at some point in their lives look at their father (or mother) and wish they were cooler, or richer, or smarter, or better, or more powerful, or more influential, or...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Spoilers Discussion

    I can understand Sauske be initially suspicious after Shin's recent attack. I don't particularly blame him for that.

    But the instant he heard it was Sarada, a NORMAL human being would be all like...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Spoilers Discussion

    And they also confirm that Sauske is a selfish, arrogant jerk ... even to his own child. :) No surprises there.
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 5 Spoilers Discussion

    Sauske has only two real personality traits...

    1. He is selfish.
    2. He is arrogant.

    With only a few very brief, temporary, and quickly forgotten exceptions - Sauske has always been a selfish,...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 4 Discussion / 5 Predictions

    On an unrelated note - this week's anime for Shippuden made me squee at the 18:00 mark...

    http://www.narutoget.com/watch/1315-naruto-shippuden-episode-413/

    I wish they would devote a whole...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 4 Discussion / 5 Predictions

    It is indeed interesting that Sarada's sharingan appeared to manifest while having strongly positive emotions. At the past times we've seen the Sharingan show up have been in times of extreme...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 3 Discussion / 4 Predictions

    Here's something that I'm a little fuzzy on... How in the world can this mini-Jubi be using Kamui?

    So in the Kakashi Gaiden, Kakashi was given Obito's left eye and had it for most of his life....
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto Gaiden 3 Discussion / 4 Predictions

    What I'm wondering about is whatever happened to Obito's SharingWall...

    http://www.mangapanda.com/93-47008-13/naruto/chapter-482.html

    No one seemed to know anything about it except for Obito...
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    Re: Naruto Gaiden 1 Discussion/2 Predictions

    An interesting opener. Hey everyone. Long time no see.

    Yeah, the best bit was the Hide & Seek scene. Other stuff was mostly setting the scene.
  14. [Favorites] Re: Naruto END Tribute Thread: Post your feels, farewells, thanks, tribute, thoughts. ANYTHING.

    "We will send word when we may, and some of us may yet meet at times; but I fear that we shall not all be gathered together ever again."

    Farewell everyone - until your eyries receive you at your...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 699/700 Discussion - The End | Possible missing pages

    Well - it's all over. It's been fun folks. I've enjoyed all the story, the discussion, and the debates over the years. Keep it real.

    We will send word when we may ... and some of us may yet meet...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    Follow your own advice, and before you do it you should uncross your eyes. I counted before I posted. 3 times. There are 16 panels, 14 of which have 'hits'. Seven of the hits are Naruto hitting...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    The original claim was that Sauske/Naruto were equal in TJ. IMO the Taijutsu matrix looks like this...

    BASE MODE VS. BASE MODE: Naruto > Sauske
    SHARINGAN SAUSKE VS. BASE MODE NARUTO: Sauske >...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    You do realize that you're only making my point, right? :) Yes - the uppercut that hit when (A) Sauske didn't have his Sharingan and (B) Naruto wasn't in Sage Mode. So - that was as close as the...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    I agree with the general sentiment of most of your post with this exception. I'd give Naruto the edge in taijutsu. The ability to go in to Sage mode gives Naruto a power increase in taijutsu that...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    Hear hear. Even though I'm not entirely happy with the resolution, and the final third of the story has been a let-down after the Pain arc, I too express my thanks to Kishimoto and his team for...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    I do not "hate" Sauske. I have always found him to be an arrogant little berk, and supremely selfish. But when you strip those two things away I have always considered him to be a lonely, pitiable...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    I don't, because I saw nothing happen in this whole fight that would turn Sauske's conviction from this...

    http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/692/9
    http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/694/12

    Into...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 698 Discussion / 699/700 Predictions

    Well, it was about as unsatisfying a conclusion as I thought it was going to be. At this point the only question is whether or not Sakura shows up to save their lives or not (probably) and whether...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    The real problem is that this fight is accomplishing nothing. This fight is supposed to be about Sauske's redemption. Without that, the whole thing is just pointless mutual flagellation between...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    I agree with the sentiment, but I can't say that Kishi is doing this for "plot purposes". It would probably be more accurate to say, "Kishi is sprinting through this because he wasted all our time...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    This. I actually explained this a couple pages ago. Guess some folks weren't paying attention. :)



    I have seen no evidence that Kurama's chakra is composed of even one iota of Natural...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    Keep in mind though that Naruto is much faster now at going into Sage mode. All he has to do is hold still for a second or two and bam he's good to go.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    I'm of two minds on this whole issue. On the one hand, Sauske can certainly handle "natural energy". I mean, that's what the Curse Seal pretty much was - a person being imbued with Jugo's ability...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 697 Discussion / 698 Predictions

    Yeah - I think I see where this is going...

    This...
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    http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/697/17

    Compared to this...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    I do that because that's what the dictionary does. I hew to accuracy in that regard, rather than cherry picking non-standard or archeic definitions are the "true" definition, while pretending the...
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    [Life] Mangahelpers Halloween Thread

    Just a fun thread for all us Naruto fans on Mangahelpers to post what we're doing for Halloween. I'm doing "Ghostbusters 2.0"... An update on the 30 year old costume from the movie. What's your...
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    Sticky: [Movie] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    I'll believe it when I see it. The movies have always played pretty fast and loose with canon though. If its true, then go go NaruXHina.
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    The picture itself does indeed warrant smiles. ---> :)

    If only Kishi had DONE something with that instead of having Naruto pretend it never happened... ---> :(
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    What you are calling 'twisting things around' is no more than 'copy and pasting what you said'. If you dislike it, then I suggest you stop saying things that are contradictory. That'll resolve the...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    The first time I ever saw anything "Naruto" was on Cartoon Network when they were showing the English version. In both the English show, and in the Japanese version they always pronounced his name...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Did or did you not say this?



    Derp.



    Lol - except the multiple times he said he WASN'T. :) But to be fair he has waffled in his excuses for his evils. There have been times he has...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Easy. He gains the accomplishment of his objectives. He gains his revolution and the realization of his vision. He also gains the isolation he craves. He gains the ultimate manifestation of his...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    You see - it's comments like this that are not really making the whole "Sasuke isn't selfish!" case very well. :) "Sauske isn't arrogant or selfish! It's just that his arrogance and selfishness...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    No - Sauske said he doesn't care about the people his plan effects. He isn't trying to bring the world together. He's just implementing a plan he came up with, and he doesn't care if it really...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Sauske isn't stupid in the sense that he is a drooling imbecile who doesn't even know how to bang two rocks together. That's obviously not true. He can add, subtract, spell, read, write, be trained...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Yes I DID answer your question. You either weren't paying attention or just didn't like the answer. I'll supply it again, because I do know that some folks aren't particularly interested in...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    For starters, this fight really shouldn't even be happening. Imagine for a moment that the Ancient Gods of Stupidity took the purest, most elemental stupidity from the deepest reaches of the...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    Well, ultimately speaking this chapter - like last weeks' chapter - was a whole lot of nothing. This is all a lather/rinse/repeat of the previous VotE battle except the power levels are now on...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 696 Discussion / 697 Predictions

    No - this wouldn't work. Sauske is failing to understand the simplest, most obvious lesson that Itachi's life should have taught him. You can't use hatred to create a good thing. It doesn't work. ...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    No – I know exactly what it means. I’ve supplied the definition. Multiple times. You may disagree with those definitions, but that’s just you disagreeing with a valid definition of a word because...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    There are very few examples in the entire mange of Sauske NOT being selfish based on that exact definition. For example, his current plan to kill the Naruto, the Kages, and the Bijju and then force...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Well, you may have a different definition than everyone else then. When most people say the word "selfish" it means "concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Hmm...

    Darth Emo? Darth Selfish? Darth Arrogance? Not sure what his name would be.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    Amaterasu is not instant. It isn't even close to it. Every time anyone has ever used it, they have required a 'spin up'. Even Sauske could tell it was coming when he was fighting Itachi and had...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Naruto 695 Discussion / 696 Predictions

    But Naruto already won that ideological fight. And the amusing thing is that Sauske was right there and sharing the whole experience.

    http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/654/11...
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