Itachi and Madara
Alright after much time has passed I finally decided to re-write this theory, and to fortify it better.
Now my theory that Im proposing is that Madara is controlling Itachi from the shadows. Now Im not exactly sure in which form he is doing this, however Ive thought of a few.
The main one Im proposing is that Madara is controlling Itachi from the inside. In which Itachi and Madara are sort of sharing the same body. I believe that Madara has not only been training Itachi for most of his life but teaching him also. Itachi is by far one of the greatest genius from Konoha and has demostrated that countless times by surpassing all his age at the time. Now I understand its not impossible for him to simply be a genious considering that Kakashi became a chuunin at an earlier age, and its hinted that Gaara surpased him when taking the forest of death test.
Now back to my proposal
To begin with is the ever popular phrase
"I killed them to test my container"
Now this phrase of "container" is as uncommon as it comes... maybe not
actually Orochimaru uses this phrase all the time when hes refering to his new body
Itachi also mentioned that he continued to act like the older brother Sasuke desired.
I believe that around that point he was nearly fully possessed by Madara, other examples where he was fully possesed are...
and when he regained consciousness, or at the very least returned the act for Sasuke
Also Judging by the way he acted during chapters 220 and 221, you can notice the major change in his personality occured around the time he joined ANBU, now ANBU is far too secretive and the manga has shown next to nothing so Ill just leave it that when he was strong enough to join ANBU it seemed he began to distance himself.
Itachi also mentioned how he despised all the rules set by the clan, all the limits that were holding them back. Itachi being only 13 at the time couldnt have possibly its potential.
Itachis Mangekyou Sharingan, While he did hint that Shisui helped him get it, he never directly mentioned he killed Shisui, but he did deny it. Also considering the other brash actions he did, admitting to killing Shisui would seem almost like a drop in the bucket.
By the time Itachi was interrogated by the 3 Uchiha police, he already had the Mangekyou, not to mention that if we do believe Shisui commited suicide, there would have to be a reason. I believe that Shisui commited suicide after Itachi used Tsukuyomi on him. Thus making the letter that was shown to be actually written by Shisui even if it could have been forged.
Note - I may have forgotten a few things in the re-write
hmmmm..............it's a possible theory...though possession by madara is more likely than reincarnation, only possession could make him act that way..
mebbe madara left a remnant of his spirit or memory somewhere and it possessed itachi.
but as i've said in a thread before itachi and his motives are a mystery..(to me anyway)
nvr thought of it tht way. nice theory. well i dnt know if he wasnt acting like himself, but im just so used to see him to do wutever he pls so he loks pretty normal ;-). kishimoto should atleast give us a basis support of who is madara, maybe a little hint. so plp like us could have a better understanding bout him or her. i would love to see the manga turn up like your guess, how itachi is being controlled by madara.
Everything you said is completely possible, though I only have one problem with it: what personal gain was Madara after by taking over Itachi's body to masscare his or her clan? I don't see any reason why Madara would want to kill his or her own people. If there's some part of the original Madara history I didn't remember or don't know, can you tell me?
im thinking he was upset
the entire time he preached about how they should stop limiting themselves, how they should find thier potential.
also it seemed like he was tired of being looked down upon by those that are weaker then himself
quite possible, it could b kinda like rand & lews therin in wheel of time
"it's not wise to judge others by their appearance" this might mean alot of things. like itachi killed his good fren for the sake of MS.
I don't believe in this theory. I believe that Madara is alive somewhere and that Itachi has some kind of connection to him. Or that he's dead and Itachi knows something about him which made him go mad. I`m basing that on when Itachi says there will be three who has mangekyou sharingan if Sasuke gets it. When he said that, Kakashi didn't have his version of it, so I believe Madara is alive at that point.
Well, now that Kakashi has it, Itachi might try to get Kakashi to join him instead of Sasuke.
Lmao. Crazy thing is, it makes sense. But WOULD ANYONE ever have thought of it, without B-movies to guide us?