ooh, i remember you
you're reptile issue guy, yeah..
well, you might be right, but..
the byakugan and the sharingan have different characteristics, so different that i almost cannot believe the byakugan is the base.
a trait is influeanced by inheritance and environment so according to you, the sharingan took birth just because of inbreeading and different circumstances of environment (because a bunch of ppl left the hyuugas and have gone somewhere else). but do you realize how much time does this process need? to develop a totally different trait from a basic trait inherited by all those people(that left the hyuugas)?
it would be much easier if the sharingan was some sort of a combination of 2 or more different things...
Here's my 2 cents. Uchiha Madara had about 10 kids, they grew up, they mated with other people, non-Uchiha, and then they had kids about 5 each, making the population grow to more than 50, non-Uchiha because if not it would be incest, but then again...Anyways the reason only a certain few actually have the sharingan is probably because they had children with non-Uchiha people, therefore decreasing the possibility of having blood line powers.
you realize this is stupid right? because the result of what you're saying there wouldn't be called " the-super-duper-kick-ass-sharingan which is even more powerfull than the byakugan" but something like " the almost non-existing byakugan that almost disappeared as years passed".
that is, ...if those ppl "non-uchihas" weren't from another clan with other special abilities or smth :P
Well, if it is partly genetic, it needn't follow an exact progression. Besides, I think that not every Uchiha who had the potential to awaken the Sharingan was able to do it. On the other hand, even though the byakugan and sharingan have a common base, different training and reaction with other bloodlines/abilities could lead to very different results. Perhaps the Hyuuga have a very strict training program that amplifies those aspects of their eye powers that are known as the typical "byakugan".
Although, as they say on the WotC boards, "Did you just apply common sense and real-life reasoning to a fantasy game? Don't."
Last edited by 4uk4ata; 09-25-2007 at 11:26 AM.