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Damn it, stupid auto-logout or whatever kicked me and denied me my 7 paragraphs long reply... LONG-ASS PARAGRAPHS!
Well, my point was shortly put: Daisumaru, you are the first person to have written something as bogus Yondaime being Akatsuki leader with coherent English and thus made it a plausible theory. I have to admit I haven't been looking for one, but now acknowledge it as a possibility.
A theory is a statement which can be, at a whim, improved to better support the main idea. No, I didn't take this from a dictionary or anything, but it's a fact. Go ask any scientist about the details of the Big Bang-theory and they'll say the universe was born in unknown invisible matter (previously that matter being simple void). Same thing with evolution, there's a darwinist's point and the other man's whose name I can't recall. The latter theory is more known nowadays even though Darwin is better known as a man. A theory should be improved when it needs to be, that is the main difference between religion and science, theories allow for mistakes while God's word is the "absolute truth". Otherwise, you guys wouldn't be arguing ^^
Originally Posted by Saifi?
Now for Itachi.. I have always (actually since the flashbacks at NaruvsSasu-fight ) found Itachi to be a straight-forward and honest-to-himself man. He believes potential is what makes or breaks a ninja and a man. All his actions and behaviour point to him killing his clan and I believe it is so. I also believe that he gave the reason to Sasuke... why he killed his clan I mean, and that is the Uchiha's secret meaning. Kyuubi revealing Uchiha Madara's name reminded me of the fact that Itachi told Sasuke to find out the secret. Perhaps Itachi hasn't been lying at all and perhaps the truth is actually what Sasuke can't stand (and most of us either... maybe), because Kishimoto hasn't revealed what the secret was. I mean, what kind of secret is worth killing your clan for? Anyways, point was that Itachi isn't "evil", he's just misunderstood.
Sasori resembles Itachi in a way, I haven't had to analyze him on the same level as Itachi (people have been speculating about Itachi since his first appearance) so I can't say anything else except: maybe he was misunderstood too.
The more I think about Akatsuki's members and all the "villains" of Naruto in general I keep coming back to the definition of evil. None of the villains are actually, truly and really evil. The only one who comes even close is Orochimaru. Zabuza always fought for his beliefs, Haku fought for him. The Sounds fight for Orochimaru and have a bit twisted behaviour fitting for henchmen but I bet if we delved into their pasts like Gaara's (a villain in the first part), they would all have their reasons for calling each other "stupid homos" (I read a bad scan xD)..
Before I stray too far let's get back to Yondaime. Like I said, I actually take it as a possibility now, but still won't believe it until the impossible happens. There's too many things against Yondaime being alive and Akatsuki's head and one of those is Orochimaru. Yondaime is what kicked Oro his chance of being Hokage. Orochimaru wants to see the destruction of Konoha because of this, there's no way he'd work under Yondaime unless he didn't know that Yondaime is Akatsuki's head. Even Yondaime is human(wasn't able to save Tobi) so I'm sure even he couldn't keep his identity a secret from Orochimaru, especially if they work in the same group.. not for long. But there's still a slight chance until we know some more ^^
Tobi = Obito, now that is being too much into it. No way. Like saying Sakon and Kakashi are related because they have white hair and... an orange sharingan in their third eye..
Phew, I couldn't bother to write everything again but there's some of my points.. <.<
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