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Definitely a Madman!
Eureka! He's a Prodigy!
He is both Smart and Freak
I don't really know...
I think people expect way too much from Zetsu tbh. It's very interesting and strange that he has this dark and light side that seem to be two different people living in one body, and that he eats corpses is also pretty non-standard, but he has never been foreshadowed as being more than a scout.
Think about it. He's not widely known (Nagato wasn't either, but tbh that's just strange, he had the fucking Rinnegan), he's never had one of those ominous "don't fuck with me or you're dead before you realise it" pictures, no amazing quotes, he doesn't come off as all-knowing/all-powerful (see Itachi vs Sasuke for example, the style in which he narrated that)... Honestly, I really don't think he's anything special in combat. I even doubt we'll see him in combat.
To then say he can absorb the abilities and powers of anyone he eats and become the biggest badass of the whole manga sounds ridiculous to me, sorry TheHomeMadeNindo. If he could do that he would already be the most powerful shinobi alive because he'd have eaten every single shinobi that ever died. To me that 'ability' (or characteristic, I don't know) is just a way of taking care of the corpses of important shinobi so that they cannot be researched.
He's one of the only remaining in Akatsuki, so he must be really strong.
And it seems to me that he's Madara's right hand.
He's been along with him from the start. They seem to have their own plan since the beginning and everyone else were pawns for "their" plan.
I don't think Madara is just "using" him, like he was using the other.
He seem to have a different relationship with Madara.
We've never seen Madara talk freely like that about his plans.
Zetsu seems special.
I don't think it's their plan btw, it's all Madara, Zetsu just knows more about it than the rest. Perhaps because he gets these special missions of observing all important battles, that somehow that has to do with Madara's plan and without telling Zetsu about it he'd find it weird that he has to do that.
Well Zetsu is more or less the "eyes" of Akatsuki. He can see and hear things where most can't. Therefore, chances are he'd know more than the fair share of Akatsuki members, which is why Madara keeps him close. Better to keep someone like that as a friend than an enemy. If anything, Zetsu might probably the one who told Madara about Pain's secret(assuming Madara knew).
As for his role, I guess it'd depend. You can say he'd be strong because he was still alive(I use "was" since she's no longer in Akatsuki), but technically Konan was still alive and half the people thought she wasn't strong at all
Last edited by Forever_Melody; June 07, 2009 at 10:10 AM.
Besides, the whole of Akatsuki didn't seem to me to just be a group of villains waiting for the right time to kill each other. I don't think Madara would just betray Zetsu or Kisame. And I hope not, that'd be way too cliche
But, I don't think Madara will betray the two remaining Akatsuki members.
He seems to «appreciate» Zetsu and share his vision with him, since he seems to know about that «plan.»
And he, himself said that Kisame was the closest to him when he was Mizukage.
So, I think those three are the real deal.
They will be the ones that will try to fulfill Madara's plan to the end.
Since the start, we always knew that Madara and Pain had different plans, and that they were divised.
It seems that Pain's plans are now over, since everyone is dead (except Konan).
So, it seems that now, we will see how Madara's plans will go.
And you're right, it seems like Sasuke is a vital part of his plan (not sure why yet..., maybe because he's much more easily manipulated than Itachi...)
who could have predicted that Zetsu is gonna split in two?
No, just joking.
That was surprising...
But, what surprise me the most, is that he called the White part a "Bunshin".
Could it be that the Black part is the original one and that the White part is just a clone!?!
That would be disappointing...
Hopefully, we will have more info in the upcoming chapters...
As long as some of his powers are show, and that it's plausible and disgusting...it's cool with me xD
I'd like to know why exactly Zestu plit in two.
I mean, he could easily guide Sasuke to the kage's summit and still be able to return in time, let's not forget that Zetsu displayed some impressive abilities like the tracking one, and the speed. He couldn't keep up with Madara, but well, Madara is in another whole level, so it isn't much of a deal, that's why I think we'll see Zetsu fighting, he must have sick abilities!
I may have said it before but
Don't any of use think zetsu represent the taoism symbol. Like as they have split, if them two personalities were to fight each other they would be equal in everything, as both sides of the toaism symbol is equal to eachother in force. The winner out of the two would be the one who shows NO mercy lol
Judging on the translation of the recent chapter, the black zetsu calls the white zetsu his "clone". But if someone is your clone don't you have the same personallity and wouldn't they be the same colour. The black zetsu is black because he has a dominant black gene so the same would defiantly occur and the white zetsu known as "clone" would be the colour black.
Zetsu is a very unique character because if the statement about the two zetsus being equal. Then imagine if they are in a battle, they can easily seperate and gain a handicap over a opponent.
His tracking is also good like Tobi, because randomly Zetsu popped out with Tobi not indicating where he was, so how does Zetsu know where to go all the time
Also one thing has struck me, do any of use believe when the two zetsus are together, then their abillities are combined? I don't know hmmm tricky!