I don't think anything indicates Hashirama was so totally different. Chances are that with age, he was less of a jerk but still good natured/fun. It's interesting how he was such a jerk at a younger age, but at least we know he had idea of peace since he was young. Same with Madara, who wasn't always a war bull.
Like others have said I am really curious now to see what Madara went through that caused him to snap and go crazy. Hopefully it's not because a girl he liked died...
I bet hashirama kiledl madara's bro by accident.
Anyway, now I'm worried that Kishi is changing things again, what with Madara's brothers all being dead. Unless he's gonna do like he did with Ee and Kirabi, and make it so that Madara and Izuna were actual brothers.
It's quite possible that all four of Madara's brothers died before he was old enough to even know them on a personal level. It's possible that Izuna, his younger brother, was his only living sibling. It's known that they were extremely close, either way.
We also know that they both awakened their Mangekyou Sharingan, meaning that they must have experienced some profound grief at some point in their young adult years.
More importantly, I find it pretty annoying that you and others, who have probably never experienced the death of a close family member, and certainly not the horrors of war, constantly act like you know what would and would not affect the psyche of a child soldier. Death on the battlefield is not something you get used to. Most adults aren't even able to cope with witnessing the death of a friend, or multiple friends, in war.
Which makes it even more remarkable that Tobirama was able to survive without Mokuton or any such kekkei genkai. But how will Kishi made Madara become more cynical or evil? If I recall, he was still a part of Konoha when he owned Onoki and Muu.
Madara's story seems to be similarly close to Obito's (minus the whiny girl problem) regarding misunderstanding of his close comrade that takes place later on when they're grown up.
Maybe Madara had a thing for Mito, and that's how this all started.
Anyway, I also found it interesting to see that its finally confirmed Tobirama really is the one who came up with the ideals Danzou was sprouting, Shinobis repressing their feelings and whatnot. Thats probably why his whole Uchiha Master Plan backfired so horribly. He had completely unrealistic expectations of them, and once he realized those expectations aren't met he came up with this "cursed clan" bullshit so that he didn't have to blame himself, which would have undermined his own convictions.
Its exactly what Zabuza said during the early chapters:
Last edited by LnDRash; February 27, 2013 at 01:19 AM.