Considering that their battle pretty much came down to who could touch the other first, and he spent the whole time attempting to wrap Minato in chains, using Mokuton to extend his reach and trap Minato would have been reasonable.
And by all accounts, Sasuke wouldn't have been helpless at that point, since just moments later he was perfectly ready to fight Danzo.
He has really been pretty incompetent from the get go now that I think about it. Remember the much maligned basis of the war? Where he basically crashed a meeting the world's Hokage's and told them to surrender or die because they have no chance against himand had nothing but a bunch of worthless Zetus puddies to back his claim; until Kabuto joined up and brought the only real fighting force with him (Madara included). I always considered this plot hole but, maybe it's not.
Maybe Obito was always just THAT stupid.
I think I can officially say I'm rooting for everything to go sideways now.
In my opinion a healthy dose of failure is just what Naruto's character needs (Sorry, Kakashi and Gai that means you have to die so Naruto can blame himself....Killer Bee, to you I am not sorry). Obito needs to die so he can stop annoying me. And the Moon Eye plan needs to implode because the idea of a "dream world arc" where Naruto breaks out of infinite tsukuyomi sounds like an absolute nightmare.
Madara should probably die too but I like the way that he just kinda sat there reading a magazine while Obito was getting his ass handed to him. He may be evil but I like his style (Finally, a laid back super-villain.)
So, go Naruto! The more pyrrhic you can make your victory the better!
Last edited by Jammin; November 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM.
Funny how everyone's like "Is it over?" after thinking they took out the Gedo Mazou xD Of course it's not over! You still have to deal with Madara! For goodness sake he took out 5 kages without breaking a single sweat it's not over by a long shot! xD
But seriously, this was a good chapter. Finally things are getting interesting, the Jyuubi's appearance is sure to give us lots to talk about.
Tobi's aim wasn't to win the war though, he wanted to draw out Naruto and Bee, which he managed to do. The whole point of Zetsu wasn't to fight, it was to imitate the good guys and make it so that no one could tell them apart. Thanks to Kisame, Tobi knew Naruto stole the Kyuubi's chakra and could sense emotions, and planned for Naruto to come out.
Even if that didn't happen, the Zetsu alone would have gotten the job done. They managed to trick so many people, and if I recall, one of them even had Byakugan when he was impersonating Hinata a page or two before Naruto appeared. The Zetsu by itself caused the Alliance so much trouble that they couldn't do anything but wait for Naruto. This alone would have left Tobi time to hunt and find Naruto and Bee.
Tobi never declared war under the assumption of beating everyone. He declared it to get Bee and Naruto, whether through Zetsu, the kage giving them up for the daimyo, or Tobi himself finding them. The act of drawing Naruto and Bee out worked, and making them stay out worked. Now Tobi just needs to focus on taking them down and extracting the bijuu.
And how exactly was he going to extract the two Biju by himself with just Zetsu? It took how many days to seal Gaara's Biju with ALL of Akatsuki. Now you have to seal the two largest Biju's with two people, and the entire ninja world coming after you ready to kill you.
If the Jyuubi and the Gedo Mazou get's taken out of the equation it doesn't matter how how strong Madara is. The Jyuubi is his big shortcut to world domination. If that plan implodes he's just one really strong guy.
He can kill people but he can't really go around conquering countries because he has no real method to keep that territory under control. Meaning continuing to fight right now would gain him nothing.
Last edited by Jammin; November 15, 2012 at 01:02 AM.
Maybe this prediction will soon come to realize.
Madara would become the juubi's jinchuuriki then he'll successfully cast his ultimate genjutsu to the ninja world or he'll going to use his ultimate genjutsu to control the entire ninjas.
Then naruto, sasuke, the rookies, kakashi, gai and bee would escape from that genjutsu and basically, they're going to become the great revolutionary of the ninja world. And naruto would be their leader.
Then after this war, the new arc would be
''The great revolution of the ninja world''
Rlly who voted this chapter Amaizng...Smh Idk what the hell is going on in Naruto anymore but this chapter was Terrible at worst to cut some slack it was Bad. I don't even wanna talk about it much besides Obito's ability, like it's just flawed, Jyuubi not even interested in it or it's power that hasn't been shown yet...How many more chapters to the end cause I wanna see this manga end now I never thought i would say such a thing....I'm going left i'm With The Moon Eye's Plan, Naruto is shit it deserves that genjutsu.
I mean, I was originally in support of the war because I thought that he had some plan behind declaring it. But it's looking more and more like there was no reason beyond simply declaring it.
No idea why that route wasn't taken... I guess Kishi just wanted to show the "pains" of war? Which is basically bullshit since Naruto didn't lose anyone close to him....
Would think that the Pain Invasion handled that well enough. There's not really a lesson to be learnt if Naruto's not allowed to actually fail.
Can I just say that the discussions here are at least a million times better than the ones on Mangafox forums...you guys actually frigging talk sense...it's refreshing.
You'd think that Obito would have learnt a thing or two about battle tactics from his lessons with Madara, but it looks like he hasn't. If he had, he'd have used the Rinnegan already.
I'm assuming that the whole point of letting this war take place was to have the entire Shinobi world unite under one banner, which is an unprecedented event in Naruto.
I'm not saying that's Obito's reason for declaring war (that would make him the Lelouche of Naruto) but I think that's the reason Kishi decided to go this route.
For God's sake , Tobi still has IZANAGI ! Rinnegan's IZANAGI
so even if Kakashi stab him with Chidori , he would simply use IZANAGI and trolled them !! (well , but Naruto would troll Izanagi with some talk no jutsu as well !! )
Last edited by shafagh; November 15, 2012 at 02:47 AM.