Since we seem to be discussing previous naruto chps from way back when i have never understood who the hell crime & punishment were.
I'm asking about naruto chp 45 when we see orochimaru appearing as a grass genin. he's got two accomplices with him and one of them (punishment) even gives evil (orochimaru's tabard says evil) the order "go after the rookies first".
The next we get is crime saying "get those 3 first right?" while evil (orochimaru) says "go for the brats".
Does anyone know who the hell these guys are? my guess is they are shadow clones but then why is he talking to himself? And why do they suddenly disapear right after vol 5 ends and vol 6 begins? (chp 45 and 46).
again: Who are these two who go by the names crime and punishment?
edit: check the previous threads and found nothing of this which is why i asked