wait.... what just happen?
so they're okay at at first.. and then he overheard the two brothers talking and he suddenly went mad? well that was fast.
i was expecting he got jealous/lonely because the first got married or something...
correction: so he got lonely because the first still got his brother and the uchihas started to leave him. and because of that he went mad..
this is turning into a horror story.
edit: ack it's my 666th post!
So everything we already knew about what made Madara mad before his final battle with the 1st we pretty much got again...this time in "real time". Only new piece of evidence was the fact that the 1st was going to sacrifice himself for peace. Waste.
On a positive note since this takes us to the starting point of the battle for the Leaf between the 2 hopefully Kishi continues this flashback from where he left off with the 1st about to Buddha Pimp slap a hoe.
Man the second really didn't like Madra huh, I think he is really more to blame than Madra. If your brother can look past what happened before why can't you, everyone has thrown away the hate in there hearts and have joined forces to work towards a common goal. Except Harishima wouldn't move past his past battles with the Uchiha's. I kind of get where Madra is coming from, in his mind he is thinking we have done everything you guys have asked of us and in the end you still spit in our face. Tobriama seems very racist when I step back and put it in context of real life, and the village seemed to promote that idea by never making an Uchiha the hokage.
Never knew there was a Sarutobi clan, never really thought about it but pretty cool.
Kidistight, what's up with your sig? :D
Okay chapter I guess, Hashirama is fucking awesome! Tobirama does seem to be one of the main people who're at fault for the whole mess. Who knows how Madara would have turned out if elected Hokage? (could have still gone mad, though :P).
Why are there 2 threads for this chapter...?
Well whatever. This was actually rather interesting and is guaranteed to spawn many 'For Want Of A Nail' fanfictions where Hashirama got his way re Madara becoming Hokage.
On reflection though, although this seems to be trying to play up the angle that "Madara wasn't really bad and things would have all been OK if only they'd turned out as Hashirama planned", that angle seems to overlook the fact that Madara really IS just outright unstable and would make a crappy Hokage.
Also, this shit is unfolding too slow. I really hate long flashback arcs. They should be short and to the point so we can hurry up and get back to the events that are unfolding NOW, the ones that DON'T have foregone conclusions. Get on with the fight and get back to the present, Kishimoto!
I would like the coming Hashirama vs Madara battle to be elongated. I want to see what the two strongest shinobi are truly capable, and not just what their strongest jutsus are.
Anyways, I really liked this chapter. The rise of the village, the political/racial turmoil (did I use that right?), and I liked how Madara and Hashi were back to how they used to be for a time. I think what no one's mentioning is that Madara getting pretty much rejected by his own freaking clan is the last push that got him over the edge.
And I was surprised to find that Sarutobi wasn't Senju. Then again, the name is clearly different, so why the hell did I think he was Senju and where the hell did all the Senju go??
No one's mentioning it because its old news.
Again these flashbacks are giving us very little in terms of new tangible history. The minute Orochimaru resurrected the previous hokages and we saw the 2nd's distrust of sasuke, and his remarks against the Uchiha, people are STILL actually surprised that he was such a racist in these flashbacks???
I would agree that Kishi needs to give us a decent fight, for the very least.