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think about it, when tobi was first appearing and "trying to become the newest akatsuki member" (while actually running things behind the scenes) he seemed to be intentionally trying to irritate deidra and get a reaction out of him and constantly calling him "senpai" in a somewhat smartass little tone (on the anime)
just curious to see if you guys feel like this may be a glimpse of tobi's sense of humor
actually i believe that he was just trying to make it seem like he was an idiot to keep is identity under control. If it meant acting like an idiot infront of deidera and constantly irratating him, then he did it.
have you just noticed that??? .
Lol,of course he was trolling. but it wasn't made for trolling madara,but for making tobi seem an idiot,instead of the true baddass he was.
Tobi had to play some different personality to hide his true identity... basically he was just waiting and killing time until the right opportunity appeared to set his plans into motion. And whats the best way to kill some time? Of course having fun! So he was just enjoying himself, pissing off as many people as he can by playing the role of an dumbass.
At least thats exactly what I would have done if I was in Tobi's shoes...
And it's not like he had to worry about who pissed off after all. None of them had the power too kill him, so you could say that this was kishi's way of showing how strong tobi was at this point of the manga.
i thought about it as soon as i realized who tobi was and that he was behind the akatsuki
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however i bet if pain or itachi got serious they could have given him a battle
They definitely could have been a threat. Although I would say that itachi would be more of a threat then Nagato. The only time Nagato is a threat is if you don't know his secret, and tobi knew his secret so not much of a threat there. Itachi on the otherhand already knew who tobi really was and was already taking precautions so and itachi could be said to be as smart as minato so it wouldn't be too far fetched.
yes as badass as kisame was , his style wouldnt have matched up well with tobi
i just found it comical, that deidra always seemed to be losing his cool with tobi especially the one time when pain interveined and told tobi that he was angering his senpai and told tobi that he needed to control his temper or whatever
tobi just doesnt seem like the type that would have a sense of humor
I don't think tobi meant to specifically troll deidara, I think the whole thing was just about staying in character. I don't think it was in tobi's best interest to catch the attention of anyone in particular, even his own organization hence he came up with an easy to ignore guy who by his comrades perception could die and be easily replaced. I do think he even went as far as caring for his fellow akatsuki, he did kinda mourn them a bit a while back when he was talking to zetsu and revealed the whole moons eye thingy.
Tobi initially was nothing more than comic-relief (e.g. Hidan and Kakuzu). Him being the one running things from behind is a last-minute revamping of his character. Back then Zetsu had a debate with himself on whether Tobi should be allowed to join and the author placed a big emphasis on the Akatsuki rings. Since then it somehow turns out Tobi is responsible for 90% of bad things that have occurred and the author could careless now how many rings the Akatsuki remnant loses. Quite frankly Tobi being retconned into an Aizen-like figure is one of the main contributions for the quagmire that is Part II
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As for the rings, they only mattered in as much as they were required to use the Gedo Mazo extraction and sealing technique on the Tailed Beasts, and were likely only needed because directly synchronizing with the statue normally places a tremendous strain on the user. Even missing just a few members would increase the extraction time to a number of days, as I recall.
When Kishimoto gets into exploring the origins of the Gedo Mazo (probably tied into the Sage of the Six Paths and the Ten Tailed Beast), it will probably explain what the rings are and where they came from.