its definitely plausible, thats for sure. we dont know the last name of dan, so unless im uninformed, he could have very well been a namikaze. minato could have taken the name from his father. dan died, yes, but tsunade could've found out she was pregnant after his death. that would have left her senseless, the fear of being an only parent. besides, she lost all her dreams after dan died, so seeing the replica of his face on her son probably scared her too. :[[
Biggest problem with this theory is Minato is far to old to have been Tsuande's child. He'd likely be in his mid forties, like 43 by now which would have meant Tsuande would of had him when she was 10, seeing as how she is 53 now. That, my friends is impossible.
Didn't read it all, but it seems to be a good Theory
The youngest mother in Naruto so far is Tsume (Kiba's mother) who had her daughter at 18, I doubt we will see any younger mother than that.
Now to burst anyone's bubble
I don't have a one page essay, or any other reasons why Minato is NOT Tsunade's son. Not do I only think its irrelevant, but I think it's absurd. Just my opinion
To the first poster, Naruto saying granny, is simply a form of Respect.
It is very common to say such things in Asian countries.
Plus I don't like the idea of Minato being the offspring of Dan and Tsunade. Just my thoughts... lol
Alright, about the age, we really don't know how old Minato was. He doesn't seem like he was too old when he died though. Lets see...Tsunade's currently 55-56 I think. Say Naruto was born when Minato was 18 - 21... 18 + 16 = 34, 55 - 34 = 21. That would put Tsunade at 18 - 21 when Minato was born depending on his age, certainly possibly unless I'm missing something. Of course, just like in actual history, it might have been common for women to have children early, 15 - 18 which would give us an even bigger window to work with. All in all, the age works out as long as Naruto was born within Minato's late teens - early twenties.
Tsunade and Jiraiya leaving Naruto isn't really an unpopular theme in manga...there's many instances where parents leave their kids to work overseas...or leave their kids to fend off for their lives while very little...at least in manga...and it seems Sandaime was kinda taking care of Naruto indirectly...
In conclusion, Tsunade as Naruto's grandma.......very possible...
Wow, i am all for this theory.
It also explains why Tsunade thought "Hokage was Shit" and was so against the idea of dying for one's village.
Because if her son had to die for the village, her anger would have been understandable
I don't know... when jiraiya and tsunade talk about minato and kushina they say absolutely nothing nor show any kind of mother-son-grandson emotion... so i don't know...
I wasn't so much of a believer until I read the thread.
I'm so hoping it's true because it would make sense and imo would be a fantastic twist. It took us a while until Kishi confirmed that the fourth was his father, maybe he's keeping this secret till the end. It would certainly explain a few things. There was for example no real need to bring up the fourth in his tsunade conversation. And her reaction also lets me to believe there's more to it.(the blushing).
It would also allow for the Senju vs Uchiha to really come full circle in the future.
Also the valley where Sasuke and Naruto fought and Kakashi's statements there would lead me to believe so.
This is one of THE theories I want to see confirmed by Kishi.