This review was anything but a pain, Sasuke!
Here goes review #3 for me. The usual thanks to Kylara for finding the RAW, Nihongaeri for the translation, and Kokotas and Cez for the scanlation that these images are pulled from. So here we go.
1. How to Make Bombs
I was glad my prediction of how the dragon made clay bombs was fairly accurate. It absorbs pieces of its tail to make the landmines and other explosives. That ultimately would put a limit on the amount of bombs Deidara could possibly make. Just after this Deidara uses an explosion to distract and attack Sasuke, which Gives Tobi aq chance to go below ground and set up the landmines.
2. The Great Debate!
You have to give Deidara credit. He is passionate about his art. I found it amusing that pop and superflat could be terms to describe the possible effects of a bomb, and also different art movements in reality as well.
3. Memories are a Funny Thing
Okay, this part bothered me a little bit. Deidara says he remembers that Kakashi used a similar jutsu. The only problem is that Kakashi never used Raikiri in his encounter with Deidara during the Rescue Gaara arc (if my memory serves me correctly). Maybe this just means that he knows it because it was in his home country's bingo book or whatever, or he just discussed the matter with other Akatsuki members. The thing about it though, is the way Deidara says it:"I remember Kakashi using that!" seems to imply that Deidara was there in person to see Raikiri. Regardless, he gives credit to Sasuke for being original. Sasuke is an artist of sorts, and Deidara gives him his due credit. It's probably nothing major, but I was annoyed by way Deidara said that. I'm sure there is a better way to state that if he learned it from a bingo book or Akatsuki member.
So Sasuke used CS2 and blocked a bomb with his wing, which resulted in its destruction. It will be interesting to see the ramifications of this on his normal body, if any. Has he permanently lost the wing? I highly doubt it. It will probably just be there the next time he goes CS2. Losing an appendage like that should hurt though, and we get little reaction from Sasuke, so I don't know if he is hurting, or didn't even feel it. Anyways, Sasuke is creative again in getting enough height to cut down Deidara. I was surprised Deidara was so low, but obviously he didn't have time to react to that sudden attack by Sasuke. Sasuke is showing he does indeed have "mad skills", even though most of us aren't too thrilled with his amazing power, while Naruto struggles, but I have a feeling we haven't seen the best out of Naruto, not by a longshot.
5. The Big Bang!
So Sasuke pins Deidara to the off-balanced dragon with Shuriken and let's him sleep in the bed he made, so-to-speak. The dragon crashes down and ignites the landmines below. What is Deidara's fate? I don't think he is totally dead yet. Like others, I think Tobi had a hand in saving him from total destruction, but I fear Deidara's days among the living may be numbered. An explosion that large should draw attention from Konoha and Hebi.