Indeed, and that was kind of what I was referring to. Itachi's manipulation of time and space to an opponents mind can cause a mental collapse and ultimately death. Itachi did it to Izumi is more of a sweet/peaceful way, giving her a complete life all the her mind was being pressured by all the condensed experience. Although she died, she got to "live". Honestly, I've been enjoying these books, they are probably my favorite fanbooks so far.
If it's one-sided, then its one-sided on Izumi's part, not Itachi's. Izumi was the one in love with Itachi, that was confirmed. What isn't really understood is what Itachi felt for her. He used Tsukuyomi on her to give her the life he thought she would want, which consisted of her becoming a Chunin, them getting married and having children, and then dying peacefully. I can't think he'd put so much effort into her death unless he really cared for her. Otherwise, he easily could have killed her swiftly and painlessly, but instead he let her "live a dream" before she died. Which of course would have injured him in the process.
What ever happened to Naruto's Truth-Seeking Orbs? Were they destroyed? I can't remember what happened to all six, and I also wondered does Naruto still have his Sage Chakra because all I saw later on was his normal tailed beast cloak.
They were destroyed, most of them started disappearing while Naruto was fighting Kaguya. Naruto had three of them when he fought Sasuke, but they were destroyed by Sasuke's Susanoo arrows. If the orbs are capable of reforming or not is really unknown, but Naruto hasn't used them since.
Yes, and that's part of the reason we can't prove that he *doesn't* have them. He may simply not choose to use them. In fact, one could argue that he should have used them against Toneri, but he didn't even use Six Paths Sage Mode.
Overall, if Naruto is holding back, it isn't unwarranted. He still has had the power to defeat his enemies with little effort, in fact, one could argue should he even use the level of power he does. Naruto seems to have matured into a shinobi that knows how to balance his power with conservation, it goes back to his original problem with control.
Ebisu and Kabuto explained that when Naruto gains control over his power, that is moment he becomes invincible. Because he isn't just using a massive amount of chakra, he's regulating it so he uses just enough, which makes him even stronger as a result. Naruto already can recover his chakra at an alarming rate, which means that if he minimalizes the chakra uses in battle, he becomes almost impossible to beat.
Its the Six Paths Sage Mode, you can tell from the eyes. The forms are constantly changing depending on Naruto's attire, so you need to go by the eyes, because they never change.
If it were the Nine-Tails' Chakra Mode, his eyes would just turn orange and not get slits in them. If it were the Tailed Beast Mode, it would have slits in them. If it were the Tailed Beast Sage Mode, he'd have cross-shaped slits and the pigmentation. The Six Paths Sage Mode has the cross-shaped slits, but no pigmentation.
This is how you know Naruto used his Tailed Beast Sage Mode to fight Toneri, but used his Six Paths Sage Mode to fight the Shin and to fight Momoshinki. Some fans speculate that when the Last was being made, Kishi hadn't finalized the Six Paths Sage Mode yet, and so they used the Tailed Beast Sage Mode instead, which was already debuted. Likewise, Sasuke has such a small role, because Studio Pierrot and Kishi, were still unsure about what his fate would be.
He's a pro! He knows sooooo much. It's impressive, he's been able to answer every single question I have asked. And some were pretty dumb too! :) He is very perceptive and he has paid very close attention to the show and the manga for some time.
Just a thought I had since this morning, but it has to do with adult and childhood.
Here's my question: When did we start to forget our feelings as kids and became obsessed with being adults?
Sure being just a kid can have its disadvantages, but so can just being an adult. Sure growing up is important, but forcing it to go too fast can have dire consequences, like we try to forget who we are deep down in favor of being someone else just to please people. Kids don't have the best focus compare to adults, but their ability to have an open mind and see the world in a better light than adults is something to behold. While Adults can be less open-minded and quicker to see things in a less bright view, their focusing abilities are impressive. I think the problem is that we live in a world that encourages the obsession with being adults, when we forget our childhood, we forget the dreams we have and the promises we made and the dreams we have, and get so wrapped up with just being smart, which is not really the same as being wise. Just because things around have change doesn't mean you have to sell your soul to adulthood just to survive. There's an old saying you forget what your fighting, and your finished. There will be pain, but you don't let that stop you from being you. Like if you try to force yourself, something in you will put its foot down and makes you freeze. If you protect people, if you want to save everyone if possible, then keep everyone on equal ground, otherwise the minority may come back to haunt you.
Kind of loss track of where I was going with this, but the point is you got to learn to treat your childhood and adulthood as equals, neither is more important than the other.
Got a question? If Shadow clones are Naruto's way of channeling loneliness and Rasengan represents his versatility and creativeness, what parts of his personality would Sage mode, summoning, Nine-Tails Chakra/Kurama Mode, Sage Nine-Tails Chakra/Kurama Mode and Six Path Sage Mode would represent?
Sage Mode would be his growing sense of patience and focus. Nine-Tails Chakra/Kurama Mode would be his growth as a jinchuriki, his growing connection with Kurama and his bright personality. Sage Nine-Tails Chakra/Kurama Mode would have to be a representation of proven that he is more than just a jinchuriki, or something. Six Path Sage Mode would be the ultimate representation of his senjutsu power as a sage and his tailed beast powers as the perfect jinchuriki of the tailed beasts, plus his status as a reincarnation of Asura.
I like how you asked an open-ended question, and then immediately answered your own question.
Although, if you want my personal opinion, I think the Shadow Clone and Rasengan might hit the nail on the head. The whole purpose of the Shadow Clone Jutsu is to use it to do things you can't do by yourself, so Naruto was using the Shadow Clones to make up for his own lack of allies. Later on, like during the war, Naruto had allies that take the place of his clones. The same is true for his Summoning Jutsu. There's also something to be said about Sasuke telling him that. Sasuke is the type of person who likes to do things by himself. What's more, he almost never uses any sort of clone jutsu, despite having the chakra for it, that and his opinion of Naruto's use of it, kind of show that he has pride in his own abilities to do things by himself, which even reflects about how often he doesn't use the Summoning Jutsu either.
Now when it comes to Sage Mode, patience and focus were important, but Naruto gains, in essence, a greater appreciation for nature and life in general. That was the whole point of that arc, is that Naruto is starting to develop his own life philosophy, and expansion of his Nindo.
The Jinchuriki abilities are something else. I view it as Asura's ability to make new allies in the truest sense. In this instance, Naruto was becoming stronger because he could turn the Tailed Beasts into allies, his ability to make allies was literally making him physically stronger. It is similar to Asura, who needed help and sheer effort to grow as strong as he was, to finally unlock what was his own true power. Naruto was exactly the same, he worked ridiculously hard to develop just the same level of skill that Sasuke had normally. As Naruto continued to gain help from others, his appreciation for their aid made him more and more able to sympathize with Asura's viewpoint as he grew stronger.
Of course, the inverse was true for Sasuke. The more Sasuke found himself being around and helping others, the more his abilities suffered, it was only when he excluded himself that his true power started to awaken. He started taking command of his own future and destiny, and slowly developed the same mindset as Indra, that his power could achieve anything he desired. Sasuke's growth reflects just that, as Sasuke's power grew he needed less and less help from others. While for Naruto, he needed more and more help from others as his training became more and more difficult, such as with his Summoning Training, Wind Training, Senjutsu Training, and Jinchuriki Training.
Good Morning Omega! I just want to ask why email confirmation is bugging me. It asking me to confirm yet no confirmation is coming into my email. I already clicked to send a new one. Still nothing. Is this ok to ignore?
No, or at least, he shouldn't. Itachi specifically asked that the truth about the Uchiha Massacre never be made public. So, if Naruto honored Itachi's wish, then it wouldn't have been revealed.
You see, Itachi didn't want recognition for his deeds, or cared about his own personal reputation. The people he cared and respected the most knew the sacrifice he made, in fact, Naruto even thanked him for it, which you could tell meant a lot to him.
Itachi's dream was for the Uchiha Clan's honor to remain intact despite their downfall, so he wanted to keep their coupe a secret. He also wanted Sasuke to move beyond the tragedy and restart the clan inside of the village, devoid of any of the negative emotions that existed before. Sasuke eventually saw to that, creating the future Itachi hoped for. Itachi meant for him and him alone to be the sacrifice for his actions, taking his secrets to the grave.
So you see, nothing really is gained by Naruto revealing that truth. Although, if I were Kakashi or Naruto, I would dismiss Koharu and Homura after the war for their involvement in it, because they went behind the Hokage's back in supporting this move of Danzo's, leaving Hiruzen with no chance to reconcile, which forced Itachi's hand.
With the timeskip of more than 10 years, I think those two old-timer should already kicked out of the council. Even during Tsuande's reign, they're not helping anyway. The council could be replace by Tsunade and Kakashi.
But was the Uchiha massacre can still be averted back then? I think the animosity between the village and Uchiha is in all time high.
Not necessarily. Remember, Ohnoki was still Tsuchikage during the war, and he was 79 at the time. It wouldn't have been odd for Homura and Koharu, who were only 72, to at least serve for another decade. Besides, I was talking more during Kakashi's rule than Naruto's anyway.
I was on the same line of thinking. Shino explained there can be up to three advisors at a time. Kakashi could have removed Homura and Koharu and included Tsunade. What's more after Kakashi retired, he also could have taken a spot on the council, and, since it seemed he wanted to, Shikamaru would have likely joined as well, making the three councilors for Naruto's reign.
Of course, it looks like Naruto and Shikamaru are the most active of the four, Kakashi just seems to frequently travel and enjoy retirement. Tsunade is most likely doing the same, drinking and gambling as she pleases.
You said that it wasn't a bad thing for Naruto be a idiot, since it what makes him a great and lovable leader, as long as he has smart people to help him out. So just to clarfy some things, how important is it to be smart, and does it comes with downsides?
Well, I would think it has the same advantages in real life. You know the saying "ignorance is bliss"? But at the same time life isn't kind to idiots, Jiraiya himself quoted this view point. Naruto is more like "just smart enough" to learn from the experiences around him and develop wisdom, so he isn't a total moron.
Also, it sort of depends on the time. For the peaceful era of the shinobi world like that in which Naruto reigns in, it is more important for the Hokage to be kind and lovable than intelligent and crafty, so Naruto's personality real suits the era. Had this been the war eras, Naruto's kind nature wouldn't be as advantageous, in fact, it would probably be a big deficiency. For example, Hiruzen, who is similar to Naruto, couldn't handle the more dirty aspects of the running the village in wartime, so he entrusted it to Danzo, which caused a power struggle that shouldn't have existed.
Not really the same, Naruto kind of came to notoriety at just the right time. Although there had been peace for years between the villages; secret, cold war-like activities were still going on in the background.
Speaking of risks, there was something Ibiki said was how Naruto was able to pass the written part, with a blank paper too: "The ability to be courageous and survive any hardship… These are the abilities needed to become a chūnin captain. Those who can't put their destinies on the line… who cling to the uncertain future of "there's always next year"… and walk away from their chance… those pieces of trash who can only make such cowardly choices do not deserve to become chūnin!"
Well yeah, after all "Shinobi" means "One who endures". It is the very core philosophy of what a shinobi is, one you can survive all sorts of hardships. These are things a Chunin, as more specifically, a shinobi, needs to be. I guess, at the end of the day, it's one of the things that sort of makes Naruto an embodiment of what a shinobi should be.
Because it doesn't make any sense. Why would they be revived in clothes they weren't wearing. The reanimated come back in the clothes they died in, none of the Akatsuki were wearing Akatsuki robes when they died.