Itachi was 13 when he became captain, but yeah, Kishi simply sucks at creating a coherent world timeline. But at least he's consistent with his screw-ups.
2) Tsunade may have developed the technique using her head seal while she was in Konoha, but you have to recall that Oro did not recognize it at all when the Sannin fought against each other, strongly implying that it was not used or even known among her comrades until Tsunade reached her 50s. And so far, Tsunade only used the head seal as a last resort (against Oro, Pain, and Madara). Judging by the nature of the situations that compelled her to use her forehead seal technique strongly suggest that it was used only during times of war/near death, of which we are not given even a hint to believe that it has happened more than the three aforementioned occasions.
Regardless, even if she had used her regeneration technique more than 3 times, it is safe to assume that she had used it much less than the times Hashirama probably had to use during his endless years of war. Thus, it is logical to assume that Hashirama would have suffered more from the shortened lifespan more so than Tsunade.
- In regards to us never seeing Hashirama seriously wounded, perhaps it's because of his regeneration technique that kicks in spontaneously? and given the decades he spent in war against the Uchiha, it is logical to draw the conclusion that his regeneration technique was used numerous times, thus shortening his lifespan. Consequently, that is most likely why we see Hashirama in his relatively young state when he is revived by the Edo Tensei.
3) The wiki page is not a reliable source of information, as there is no citation involved in the claim that Tsunade's technique is a normal transformation technique.
Besides, this is besides the point I am trying to make. His young looks indicate that he died prematurely, which even makes my point that his lifespan must have run out prematurely even stronger.
4) Obito does heal from Naruto's Rasengan.
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No, one would assume that Tsunade had to rely upon her regeneration more, given that not only did she fight over a longer period then Hashirama, but also because she was far weaker and less hax then him. It makes no sense that someone like Hahsirama, who was basically implied to be stronger then five kages at once, would have more trouble in battle then Tsunade, who could barely handle the likes of Kabuto.
Or perhaps it's because we never actually saw him in battle, which is the same claim you used against Tsunade. If it was instantaneous, he wouldn't have been so bloody against Madara in their final battle. And it's not that logically considering how OP he has been made out to be. If that was the case, wouldn't one have to make the same assumption for Madara and Tobirama, both of whom dealt with the same situations?
The point is that there's no reason to believe that he somehow overtaxed himself to the point of shortening his own life span. Makes more sense that he was killed in some unique way, like with Tobirama and Minato, both who also died "young". It could easily have been a situation like with the Sandaime Raikage, where despite being invincible, still ended up being killed.
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I just remembered this! Kushina telling Naruto that Mikoto, Hashirama's wife became the Host of the nine tails during this fight and aided Hashirama?
Even at the very end of the fight, she is no where to be seen? She could not have been a part of this fight at all, as she would have no chance of surviving!
There's an obvious time skip between when Hashirama takes control of the Kyuubi from Madara near the ocean, and when they have their final exchange at the VotE. Since Hashirama simply leaving the Kyuubi sitting somewhere where madara could simply retake control makes little sense, it's reasonable to believe that's when Mito came and sealed the Kyuubi.
In regard of Naruto's Rasengan power, this is something that bugs me a lot. Remember in Part 1 where he used Rasengan against Sasuke in the Hospital roof top?
He blasted a water tank wide open:
And yet when he fought Obito, he was in Super Saiyan mode and a lot more experienced with Rasengan, all he did was cracking a mask, that I would assume is made out of wood:
Shouldn't he be blasting through Obito's skull easily, like he blasted through the metal water tank when he was a kid?
Kishimoto's inconsistency, I guess.
Not necessarily, since Tobi's mask could be one of the hardest materials ever. Even Naruto's headbutt barely did anything to it. Didn't Naruto even hit Tobi's arm with the rasengan? I'm guessing the materials that make up Tobi's limbs and his mask are hard as hell.
Jiraiya said he used a weakened rasengan to avoid killing the gangster, while Kabuto was already starting to heal before the rasengan hit him. Tsunade also said the FRS acted more like a poison with all the needles stabbing at every cells, though he could have probably not been ripped to pieces because of the hearts.
Or it's plot to keep Naruto as pure as a snow.
Still, both attacks caused the target to go crashing backward some distances, and in Kabuto's case actually shattered the rock behind him. Yet it barely broke the skin. And when the FRS exploded, it craved a huge hole in the ground surrounding Kakuzu. So there's a clear difference between the damage to mediums.
I'm guessing rasengan does more damage to the insides than it does outside? Though even if Kabuto was prepared, he shoudl have suffered worse damage, as well as the gangster. It's weird but meh.
This isn't really a plot hole but I found this page interesting
From right to left we have Zetsu, Pain, Konan, Sasori, Deidara, Itachi, Hidan, Kakazu, and Kisame.
Except those aren't Hidan and Kakazu. At the very least, it's not Hidan, because he isn't a giant. And Kakazu isn't taller than Kisame, whom to my knowledge was the tallest character in the manga up until the Raikage with only Jiraiya and Asuma challenging him height wise.
It does makes sense (the tall guy) because we know Kakazu killed his previous partner, but I wonder who that giant guy was supposed to be?