If you mix up bird and snake contracts your sage mode probably ends up like this...
Doesn't even look bad imho!
it looks like there aren't just toads,but white snakes too. so I'd say that the last one is the sage used by slugs. since kabuto mentioned them,we should see the last one sooner or later.
I would have to say taht most animal summons probably have Sage modes. Although it's probably a lot harder to find the sage of the summon. I mean not many get called to the animal summons home. The only reason Jiraiya got to the toads is because he was accidently summoned there when he performed a Kuchiyose without a contract. I would imagine if Pakun summoned Kakashi to his home, he could probably introduced to the Dog sage and learn how to become a sage. But they seem to be very cautious on who they teach this too... And it seems to be one of the hardest techniques to learn.
other question is where these animals come from
were they introduced by the rikudou? he was the one who invented chakra usage and brought ninjutsu to the world
how did they come about?
Maybe the rikudo taught the animals how to use chakra too and eventually the animals being closer to nature than humans developed senjutsu? I guess it would be possible for the rikudo to actually create the animals via izanagi though. Perhaps the animals were prototypes for the form of the biju, that would be an interesting twist too.
kabuto's looking like a shitty sage though
remember how jiraiya gained a slightly toady face and grandpa frog siad jiraiya sucked at sage mode
kabuto's all snakey now. he doesn't seem to be able to control it as well as jiraiya could, and definitely not as well as naruto can
Last edited by hyper_megaman; March 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM.
We don't even know if this Sage Mode works the same way as the toads, and the horns well display this supposed Dragon Mode imho.
Actually he looks scary as hell, and awesome to boot, while Jiraiya seemed a cross between Hiruzen and Oonoki
My thought exactly, I don't think kabuto would look like that if his actual body was not so snake like to begin with. Perhaps actually being part snake even enhances his snake senjutsu so he might actually be a better sage than jiraiya or naruto. I guess it is hard to tell though, theoretically we should be able to tell how good a sage he is by his snake features but if even his eyes are slited to begin with how can we ever figure that one out? I think he does deserve the benefit of doubt and we should assume he is about as you get to a perfect sage. If we compare him to naruto though, kabuto was significantly stronger in his base form than naruto (kabuto used to be a match for kakashi) so right now even if he was not a perfect sage he should be insanely powerful. Naruto's base form has never been anything special to say the least and his sage mode allowed him to fight pein for a bit (he got his ass handed to him by deva though) so the current kabuto should be an absolute beast...
On another note, my idea of the rikudo being the origin of the ninja animals would only be plausible with izanagi and its control over reality. Form him to create live it would not be that far fetched considering he gave 9 different lives to the chakra of the ten tailed beast. Interestingly, that would make the rikudo sennin the origin of all sages too.
As for how many sages there could be, I don't think there will be more than 3 thinking about it. Remember enma? The guy was insanely strong yet we only see the toad, snake and slug homes as being legendary and whatnot. If behind someone as insanely strong as enma there were also sages I don't quite see why they would be held in any lower regard than the toads, slugs or snakes.
kabuto is merged with a snake(probably like ma and pa was to jiraiya)...that is why they look more like the animals.let's not forget that naruto couldn't do the merger...so hence he keeps his normal appearance(besides the markings & eyes).
However, I do agree with your assumption regarding the snake being fused with Kabuto.
Last edited by KiSwordsman; March 24, 2012 at 05:31 PM.
speaking of the snake...this may be how kabuto collects natural energy...that is why he said he will always be protected by natural energy.also,keeping the snake at all times means he doesn't have to stay still to collect the energy like naruto(shrug...i would guess).
Last edited by gnut; March 24, 2012 at 06:39 PM.