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He also probably avoids it because of paperwork and having to sit behind a desk rather than go on missions. I guess Kakashi would prefer the active life over pencil pusher life. Though, if Naruto and Sasuke do survive and stay with Konoha, Kakashi doesn't need to worry as both should be enough for missions. If the whole system of shinobi doesn't get abolished.
Now, are the entire villagers/konoha knows shikamaru? I doubt that.
Where was he when the konoha needed a hero when pain attacked their village? He's doing nothing because he's powerless. that's all there is to shikamaru.
I don't think Kakashi's hesitancy for being Hokage has anything to do with laziness like Shikamaru's. Remember something, Kakashi's lateness and comedic forms of not wanting to leave the hospital have to do with two things.
1) His love for Icha Icha (he comes from a long line of student-teacher perverts), and more seriously,
2) His regret for the loss of his teammates and loved ones.
Kakashi is very much like Jiraiya in this regard that he believes himself to be a failure, that he could not protect those he loved and cared for. This was never more obvious than with the reverse talk-no-jutsu Obito used on him.
Kakashi obviously has the determination to do what is necessary (See his training after fighting Kabuto, his resolve when fighting Zabuza and The Immortals, his self sacrifice while fighting Pain).
What Kakashi lacked until gutting Obito was the self-confidence that he was truly qualified for the job, when in reality he is nearly overqualified. The only thing you could hold against him is that he is a Low Tier Kage level and not God Like similar to Hashirama.
Even still, given what they've shown, Kakashi is as strong if not stronger than several of the current and past Kages. It just so happens that in terms of Konoha's leaders he'd be near the bottom in terms of power.
Very good read until the last chapter.
Naruto has become just to OP for current Sasuke and their conflict about protecting the village has been shelved because both now want to protect it.
It's just that it would be completely underwealming for the series to end with a handwave about Sasuke just accepting Naruto out of the blue and moving on.
We are still too far away from Naruto's answear to peace and Obito has become too much soft to be the final main antagonist Naruto must face.
Sasuke is the perfect nemesis, he has learned not to lie to himself which is something that sets him apart from Obito and Orochimaru/Kabuto and above that he has learned that you can still love someone yet fight to kill that person.
Sasuke's ideology follows the sacrifice of those who live by the shadow, Naruto's ideology follows enduring the shadow until finding the light.
Between one who seeks peace through shadows and one who seeks to bring light, conflict is inevitable.
Sasuke will try to build a worldwide dictactorship because his ideals are that power is the key to peace, a power which can submit others to your view and make them accept a compromise under your terms.
This steems from his personal tragedies and is as much valid as Naruto's path.
His clan had a different opinion then the village leadership but the one with the greater power used it to impose it's rule at the expense of the weaker side.
From Sasuke's viewpoint, Naruto didn't become a hero because people believed in his ideals but actually because he had the power to convince others about his views.
Case in point, he isn't wrong. If Naruto didn't have the power to beat Pain to a stalemate, Nagato wouldn't have bothered listening to him at all and if he didn't have the power to beat Tobi then Obito wouldn't have bothered second guessing his ideals.
The collective power of the alliance surpassed the incomplete Juubi, if it didn't then the Moon Eye Plan would have gone off completely.
For Sasuke, his and Itachi's power stopped the Edo Tensei and brought the past Hokages to the field. There can be no denial that his military power turned the tides of the battle and he has some right to claim himself as a saviour.
The only thing that Sasuke lacks is the power to beat Naruto, he himself acknowledges that.
By Sasuke's ideology of power bringing peace, he cannot challenge Naruto's beliefs unless he becomes more powerful than Naruto and the sacred fruit is a plot device for that to happen.
^ Ok, I buy Naruto having the power to beat Nagato. He was all skin and bone, coughing blood at every major 6P jutsu, and used Shinra Tensei just before Naruto showed up (so it was just 5v1); with the moment of surprise and new sage stuff, Naruto beating the Paths is plausible.
The problem is with Juubito. Why not just get in his sulky pod and let Shinju run wild for chakra all around? Why did he stop using Kamui? Etc. Given Juubi's hype (like Kurama shitting himself here, and that was before 2 transformations and being Jinchuuriki'd) it should've continued wiping the floor with the entire allianc... well, Naruto, Sasuke and the 3 Edo-kages should've been enough, since nobody else actually mattered on that battlefield, despite the WTF moment with Rsaengan tails for everyone except Sakura... and Neji...
Naruto simply beat Obito using Plot no Jutsu and Talk no Jutsu (with WTFery improved by actually making things up). In this world, he would be a great guru of some weird sect - he's gor the bullshit capability for that.
Wow. I truly believe you have the wrong impression of Sasuke.
It's not simply a case of Naruto having the power to win but actually having the power to stand for his beliefs.
If Naruto was defeated by Pain or Tobi do you think they would have bothered listening to his message of hope and friendship or would they just take his tailed beast and move on to fullfil their plans?
From Naruto's and the Will of Fire's viewpoint, this means enduring until you opponent acknowledges you and adopts your beliefs.
From Sasuke's viewpoint the power that allowed Naruto to stand for his beliefs, rather than those ideals themselves, that managed to move foward such ideals.
The question is: Does strenght comes from one's ideals or is the strenght of that one which makes the ideals flourish?
It's a chicken-egg paradox with no real answear.
Naruto trained to become strong because he wanted people to acknowledge him but people only began to acknowledge him once he showed the power to stand for his ideals.
Sasuke's path is the one which assumes power brings acknowledge and spread the ideal of peace.
Under that ideology, if he has the strenght to defeat Naruto then people will acknowledge his path as the righteous one.
For Sasuke, if he is stronger than Naruto and his allies then that gives him the legitimacy to shape the world under his views.
Last edited by 1337 haxor; November 15, 2013 at 04:10 PM.