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I don't actually remember there being another "that jutsu" for Kabuto. I remember him stating multiple times that he still has "that", but then he said it was time to use "that", and summoned Madara. That lead me to believe that was his trump card.
Was there actually another instance in the manga after the summoning of Madara where Kabuto states that he still had a trumpcard or "that" jutsu?
"...still got plenty up my sleeve."
He says "plenty" even though Tobi at that time already knew about Edo-Madara. If Sage-Mode was his only other trump card, then "plenty" would be a bad choice of words to describe his other options. Of course that depends on how accurate those translations are, because with such statements even some minor deviation can change the meaning quite dramatically.
"As long as I 've got Edo Tensei and "that" other technique..."
Madara is part of Edo Tensei, so imho it wouldn't make much sense to mention him as another technique.
So the questions concerning this setence are:
-How accurate are those translations?
-Does being a Sage count as a technique?
No there isn't, It's Madara. And That other techinique is Sage-Mode.
Okay. I just remembered multiple instances where he said it, but didn't know whether either of them were said before or after Madara's summoning. I'm sure there is something else he can do but I dunno how big we should expect things to get. I mean, he was pretty impressed with his Madara trump card and as hax as he is, it's certainly not something that could win him the war on it's own.
And there is the freaking Orochimaru's secret, that could change the war. Does Kabuto know it?
I hope Itachi ultimately fails and only serves the purpose of introducing Izanami to Sasuke. Then its up to Sasuke to deal with Kabuto... I think that would be the best because:
- Itachi is already dead and there is no point to him sticking around and overshadowing everything Sasuke does.
- Sasuke gets to know another power-up to make him equal with our mushroom cloud blasting glow worm.
- Since Sasuke doesn't get to hear Itachi's promised words after the battle, he can go into psycho-mode again.
- Sasuke can show off the full extend of his EMS against Kabuto.
- The knowledge from Orochimaru's scroll will be the game changer.
- Since Sasuke in his rage simply kills Kabuto, an immortal Madara stays around and is free to do whatever he wants, finally turning this poor excuse of a war into a dire situation
Last edited by LnDRash; April 08, 2012 at 09:28 PM.
I was of the same opinion on all of those outcomes, because I'm sure Naruto and Sasuke will still have their fight, and alot of fans would feel cheated if Sasuke fought Naruto as a calm, non-hatred fueled opponent. The only thing I didn't expect was an actual outcome where Suigetsu's secret was needed to stop Kabuto. I expected it to be the secret to gaining the Rinnegan or something that helps stop Tobi, as I still consider him the biggest threat to the world of all the current Big Bads.
That and it'd be incredibly odd that they just happened to find Sasuke in the middle of this fight. Maybe if Kabuto turned into a giant dragon and destroyed the cave, causing Suigetsu and Juugo to see the damage from a couple miles away?
^If they somehow meet up with Karin, finding Sasuke shouldn't be an issue.