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Very good/Very Satisfactory (Or just "Madara" if you prefer)
Pure utter crap of a chapter
He's probably thinking along the same way I was when I mentioned how Genjutsu SHOULD be the weakness of Sage Mode. Sage Mode requires PERFECT chakra control. A mixture of natural energy, spiritual energy, and physical energy. Then it all becomes Sage Chakra. And it doesn't simply stay that way. The ninja has to maintain focus (proven when Naruto instantly lost Sage Mode when Iruka called him his brother). Now what else do we know of that can alter a ninja's mindstate ASWELL as their chakra?Originally Posted by KiSwordsman
Genjutsu. The ninja can't keep Sage Mode active if the chakra they used to mix with natural energy is disrupted. Can't mix your unstable chakra with natural energy? Can't make Sage Mode. This is how it SHOULD work. But ofcourse Kishimoto won't ever address this, just like he won't address the fact that Madara could've simply "turned off" Naruto's Kyuubi chakra at any moment. Canonly.
This brings me to another thought. Now that Naruto is perfect buds with kurama and its been hinted that Kurama knows about natural energy, shouldn't Kurama be able to constantly gather the chakra while Naruto fights? And then beyond that what if Naruto tried molding all 3 chakras at once? Won't he enter a perfect sage mode?
Last edited by llamapie; December 07, 2012 at 11:40 PM.
The Bijuus aren't all that different from any other beings around. Heck, we already saw Orochimaru pull off the same resurrection trick and seen several examples of chakra holding memories and personalities. And the issue is that the Kyuubi has no access to the outside/natural world. No access means no way to pull in natural energy, meaning no Sage Mode.
And it's just your assumption that the kyubi has no access to the outside world, literally. But my point is, kurama came from juubi, he was once part of it's power, so if the juubi's power is the nature itself, then maybe the kyubi had also the access to the nature. And if he did the gathering-of-natural-energy-pose, then maybe what kurama is trying to do is to absorb/gather a natural energy to replenish his chakra.
Here is a pictorial review of Juubi's current situation and how much his (and for the most part, everyone else's) life sucks:
well,let's see what kishi has got on mind for the jubi,that flower-like must have some connections to the moon eye plan,maybe it's what they were waiting for before using the infinite tsukuyomi.
if you plant an onion into nutrient rich soil, it will grow seedling and flowers, this is common sense.
what alliance provided our onion with:
1) bugs and wind required for pollination
2) moisture (water) through hidden mist, and suiton techniques
3) nutrient rich soil through lava release, and earth shifting doton technique
4) light for photosynthesis, through lightning release techniques
5) warm environment through katon and lava techniques
without the caring efforts of alliance, jyuubi could not be matured to grow flowers
Last edited by abyozuu; December 08, 2012 at 09:22 AM.
Sage Mode does not require perfect chakra control, if it did, Naruto would never be able to be a perfect Sage because he is still unable to create a one handed Rasengan. Not to mention, we are told hat the only characters with perfect or near perfect chakra control are Tsuande and Sakura.
I'm really looking forward to this ugly monster getting the ultimate beauty therapy.
I like this idea of the Juubi "Blossoming"
The "evil plant" aesthetic would normally not be my first choice but given how it looks now (big bucktoothed one-eyed shatmonster) I'd have to consider the little shop of horrors thing a significant step up.
The other big positive is how it would explain Madara and Obito just standing there like a pair of statues while the alliance does their thing. I realize this is one of those suspension of disbelief things, like a villain roping a hero to some explosives and walking away instead of just killing him outright, but I would really like it if that made at least a little bit of sense.
Though, I still doubt the whole one-hand rasengan thing. It could be his choice because he did mention how it was harder for him to hit with rasengan due to obvious motion and taking a while to form it.
Can Naruto make a huiuuuuuge Sage Mode rasengan? We know rasengan in Sage Mode can be expanded, but can it be expanded to the size of a bijuu or mountain? If Juubi can't absorb natural energy or sage energy, this could do some serious damage to it. I don't think Madara could absorb that without being petrified since that would presumably be chockfull of Sage Mode chakra.
Being a part of nature =/= using natural energy. Everything has showed that the Bijuus are chakra. Them using natural energy is impossible, because then that power couldn't be used by anyone else without turning them to stone, yet a major part of the series is regular people using a Bijuu's chakra. It would literally mean that a Bijuu's chakra is Sage chakra, which in turns means that all the Jinchuuriki can be considered sages. If you can't see the problem with that...