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That's probably true, although Itachi from the events in this war could've pulled it off.
I don't think age matters, Gaara is the perfect example of that. He only acted arrogant because he was more mature in those moments than any of those Kages there which is justified.
Exactly. Everyone lacks that which Naruto has, which puts them behind him when we talk about who should be the Hokage.
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Regarding itachi, i have one query:
was he truly meant to be a good guy?
kishi messed the story big time in part 2 and that to some extent included messing up itachi's character
In summation, Naruto is the reason that Gaara was a "viable option" in the first place. Which is what I meant when I said that things happen to work out where there were no heavy consequences.
The Uchiha massacre to start. Even if there are characters like Kakashi ready for the position, that would be an actual reason to pick Itachi at the time over him. Given Itachi's own personality and attitude toward the village, it would have appeased the Uchiha clan, while at the same time ensuring that Hashirama's will be carried on instead of Madara's as Tobirama seemed to believe.
I don't think Gaara acted arrogant at all. Again, I only say age plays a part solely due to one of the damiyo's adviser pointing out Kakashi's too young to become hokage, while someone else pointed out Minato was even younger. Interestingly, no Hiruzen being brought up though it's speculated he become a hokage before 21.
Dunno, Kakashi showed he has charisma as well, and he's extremely popular, even amongst the ladies. Both have shown to be able to make friends and inspire, though Naruto's much better at that because of his personality.
I'm not sure if everyone would be happy. Danzou and the elders wouldn't, and they might have conspired something. But, I highly doubt Itachi would have become hokage at the time, especially due to Danzou.
Someone said he was arrogant so I replied. He actually proved to be wiser during that summit than any other Kage, despite the age. I think that with "young" they just meant that he wasn't ready. Otherwise, the other mentioned characters becoming Hokage at even younger age wouldn't make any sense.
Sure, but hey, are you really putting "being popular with the ladies" as a beneficial characteristic for becoming a Hokage? Haha. He's popular, but no one can be at the same level Naruto is, not by a long shot.
Acknowledgement proves that you are seen as a strong, wise, intelligent and good candidate for Kage, something all Kage's need. This was Danzou's biggest downfall. He obviously had the power, intelligent and wisdom, but he lacked support.
Itachi for all intents and purposes would have of had A LOT of support, mainly from all of the Uchiha clan, ANBU, the past Hokage and any shinobi worth a damn in Konoha.
I have a feeling that this will spark an entirely different discussion, however, I'll say it anyway. Danzo is not Lucifer. Yes, the guy was selfish to an extent. However, his ultimate goal was the safety of the village, which even Sasuke was able to acknowledge. Danzo saw the Uchiha as a threat due to the information that Itachi provided, and acted accordingly. Even if he would've been pissy about it, there's nothing to suggest that he would've done anything about it anymore immediately than he did with Tsunade. Especially given the fact that this is Itachi were talking about. Who Based simply on the fact that he was doing what he was doing for the village, was not within the same category as his relatives.
How old were the other characters when they became hokage? I think all we know is that Minato was younger than 31 when he became hokage and was only selected because Orochimaru was too suspicious to be trusted.Quote:
Nope, just an example.Quote:
Well, it's implied by the Raikage that Danzou had something to do with Orochimaru's attack on Konoha and ultimately HIruzen's death. Danzou's refusal to have Shisui try to solve problems basically showed that Danzou was planning to and did want to exterminate the Uchiha. Why would he otherwise try to take Shisui's eye forcibly?
I know it's easy to see Danzo as Satan, but he's really not. And I'll say it once again, even if he had a problem with Itachi becoming Hokage, there is nothing to indicate that he would have done anything more immediately than what he did with Tsunade, which took a number of years.
Last edited by KiSwordsman; October 10, 2013 at 04:19 PM.