im sorry. but what good is it to conjecture some other ways that contribute to Itachi's fall? Overuse his abilities is enough for me. (this happen alot in Naruto) Is it that hard to believe its his end? Wasnt Itachi shielded by that monster until he was too weak to hold it and collapsed? Again, if Kishi intend to reveal someting else, he will do so in the future chapters. Right now its better to accept what is shown already.
now, there is a tiny posibility that Itach is a good brother. Maybe he wanted to or already told something to naruto (i forgot if he actually did). If he said "I will sacrifice to test sasuke's ability, then you and he will team up to defeat Madara. I will also reveal to sasuke the truth about Sharingan (so stuff about taking his eyes was just Itachi putting on a act to get sasuke to fight seriously). " Then its kinda possible.
Last edited by chuckiechuck; 03-17-2008 at 12:01 AM.
Killing time while waiting for the next chapter. OnePiece, that is.