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Naruto and Boruto Discussion Thread

Void Ventus

Sic Parvis Magna
Or Kishi could seriously troll us and this whole fight turns out to be Naruto's infinite tsukuyomi dream and the real fight is still yet to happen ¬_¬

Everything seemed a bit too 'sunshine and rainbows' for my liking.

But getting hit by the IT means your dreams come true. Naruto's dream is to become Hokage, not to seal Kaguya. And personally, I wouldn't mind if this is it. No more bigger baddie, as Kaguya was already the highest you can go. No more Hagoromo "Psyche, BI+CHES!" trick and turning out to be the final FINAL enemy, or having Orochimaru quickly awaken from IT, steal Madara's body, and become the super mega ultra enemy that everyone will have to fight once and for all. Just have everyone free from IT, have all the past Kages talk with the current Kages and negotiate to make the Shinobi world finally unified, have the dead go with Hagoromo to Ninja Heaven, obligatory Naruto vs Sasuke, and that's it.

BTW, do Hiruzen and Minato finally get to go to Ninja Heaven? They were freed from RDS, so they're not trapped souls anymore.

^not going to quote all that though
She's stuck/sealed in that moon. She's trapped in the center of it, and all that pressure is preventing anything from getting out. She's STILL not dead, just sealed. So in the FAAAAAAAAAAAR future, when some diabolical maniac stumbles upon it, and somehow manages to destroy it, Kaguya will be revived once more.

She could have avoided getting hit by the trio, but it seems she was already running low on Chakra.

Hagoromo and his brother did the sealing way back then. Seeing as how they are separated, he couldn't have done anything. So he waited until the right time until he met two men who are descendants of Ashura and Indra were fighting for a single threat to save the Shinobi world. Also, isn't he technically dead? He's just a spirit doing spirit stuff now. It doesn't look like he can fight anymore.
 
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The dead Kages didn't help so much with the final Kaguya fight. They did when Trolldara was around. Which just makes me wonder what was the point of the dead Kage? I still would have much preferred the alliance trying to help, even if by just support. The dead Hokage imo just took slots away from others that could have helped.
It did kind of feel like that though, I expected some epic jutsu to be given to them to assist in the battle against Kaguya, but there wasn't. Though it was kind cool to see all the Kage being summoned to help the others escape.

Profesco, your post is just amazing. You said all the things I had totally forgotten about, I thank you.
 

Platinum fan.

RetiredPokemonMaster
Or Kishi could seriously troll us and this whole fight turns out to be Naruto's infinite tsukuyomi dream and the real fight is still yet to happen ¬_¬

Everything seemed a bit too 'sunshine and rainbows' for my liking.

Ha! I remember throwing that idea around when Obito was still the main villain. What a troll move that would be.

All I want is Naruto vs Sasuke. I was promised this clash. It's time for them to fight over who the new president of the Super Freak Club is. With Madara hopefully gone, they need a new president of that club. And yes, it still needs to happen. Even if Orochimaru has to take over Sasuke's body to make it happen. I still detest that Kishi dropped Sasuke's whole kill Konoha thing. It was the one thing I was looking most forward to after the Gokage Summit. I would have loved to have seen Sasuke and Naruto truly have a epic fight with Sasuke determined to kill them all and Naruto forced to make a choice. Sasuke or the Village. I feel cheated! Arrgh! If Naruto vs Sasuke doesn't happen you can all expect a rant from me!
 

Shneak

this is a Nessa x Sonia stan account ✨
I have a bad feeling that Hagoromo is the final villain and that the war isn't over yet. The ending just seemed too perfect in that Kaguya was sealed too easily while several things are still unanswered. :x

Wait - do we know if Hagoromo is mortal? I mean he's not a ghost like the other Kages but he's not a zombie like the Hokages. If he's tangible then it's possible.
 

Kamex

Team Rocket's rockin
No. The Chibaku Tensei is in the other dimension. Hagoromo summoned them back to the real world with the help of all the dead Kages after.
Oh right. If he had this power and knew where they were in their fight then I don't know why he didn't save Sasuke earlier before Obito came up with his plan.

I have a bad feeling that Hagoromo is the final villain and that the war isn't over yet. The ending just seemed too perfect in that Kaguya was sealed too easily while several things are still unanswered. :x
In my opinion there are too many parallels between Naruto and Hagoromo for him to be a villain. I think we're just speeding to an end of the story.

So the fact of sealing Kaguya was to construct a moon around her? She's still there, just stuck inside those rocks in some alternate dimension? And Zetsu - the morphable, malleable, shadow-being - is also inside that moon? I am unclear on how exactly that amounts to defeating Kaguya. In a series where burying characters under humongous rocks does not guarantee their death even half of the time, how is this meant to convince us she's done for (let alone Zetsu, who can travel through solid earth anyway)? Her being in a separate dimension is also not exactly comforting given that she was the one who originally created and/or traveled to that dimension.
I was under the impression that they were sealed, not simply trapped in a rock. I'm assuming those are two different things.

Also Profesco, I have to add that it isn't just Sakura's skills that aren't convincingly level with her two teammates. It's also her place in the overarching story. Naruto and Sasuke are the two MAIN main characters; they're two sides of the same coin. The Senju/Uchiha conflict is at the very center of the entire story, and Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry embodies that. They also have a lot of plot power because of the Kyuubi and the Sharingan. That makes them a lot more relevant to all the major storylines, along with many minor ones. AND they have lots of connections with important characters, villains, family members, etc. I'm probably forgetting other elements as well.

Sakura pretty much has none of this going for her. She's just kind of the third wheel of Naruto and Sasuke's (platonic) relationship. The main story cares very little for her. I'm sorry, but it's true. That's why it's hard to elevate her to Naruto and Sasuke's level, even under the presumption that they are in the same caliber of skill.

But I agree that Kishi WANTS us to consider all of Team 7 on the same level, and I guess that's all that matters.
 

Void Ventus

Sic Parvis Magna
Oh right. If he had this power and knew where they were in their fight then I don't know why he didn't save Sasuke earlier before Obito came up with his plan.
He needed to talk to the four Hokages. Why are all the dead Kages needed for this summoning to work? Are you required to master the "Summon from Another Dimension" Jutsu when you become Kage? Does this mean the Kages knew about different dimensions this whole time? I don't know, we don't know, but just accept it.

In my opinion there are too many parallels between Naruto and Hagoromo for him to be a villain. I think we're just speeding to an end of the story.
That's what I'd want. The ending is coming. Don't force any more sudden twist and create another baddie stronger than the Goddess of all Chakra.

I was under the impression that they were sealed, not simply trapped in a rock. I'm assuming those are two different things.

Also Profesco, I have to add that it isn't just Sakura's skills that aren't convincingly level with her two teammates. It's also her place in the overarching story. Naruto and Sasuke are the two MAIN main characters; they're two sides of the same coin. The Senju/Uchiha conflict is at the very center of the entire story, and Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry embodies that. They also have a lot of plot power because of the Kyuubi and the Sharingan. That makes them a lot more relevant to all the major storylines, along with many minor ones. AND they have lots of connections with important characters, villains, family members, etc. I'm probably forgetting other elements as well.

Sakura pretty much has none of this going for her. She's just kind of the third wheel of Naruto and Sasuke's (platonic) relationship. The main story cares very little for her. I'm sorry, but it's true. That's why it's hard to elevate her to Naruto and Sasuke's level, even under the presumption that they are in the same caliber of skill.

But I agree that Kishi WANTS us to consider all of Team 7 on the same level, and I guess that's all that matters.
That's what I thought too. She's sealed inside Chibaku Tensei. The pressure is preventing anything from escaping.

As for Sakura, since she participated in the final battle alongside Kakashi, Naruto, and Sasuke, she'll be as renowned as the other three. Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura are also the Sannin's successors, so they've got that going for them.

Anyone have guesses on how they'll resolve Sasuke? He threatened the Gokage, so he's got a SERIOUS CRIME on his head, worthy of being put on death trial. He's also an accomplice of Akatsuki. However, he did help in the war and save the Shinobi world. Is that going to be enough to erase all his crimes and wipe the slate clean, and be able to live in the Leaf again? Or will they wipe his slate clean, but he can never enter any of the villages, thus making him an outcast and forcing him to build a village of his own?
 

Profesco

gone gently
Also Profesco, I have to add that it isn't just Sakura's skills that aren't convincingly level with her two teammates. It's also her place in the overarching story. Naruto and Sasuke are the two MAIN main characters; they're two sides of the same coin. The Senju/Uchiha conflict is at the very center of the entire story, and Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry embodies that. They also have a lot of plot power because of the Kyuubi and the Sharingan. That makes them a lot more relevant to all the major storylines, along with many minor ones. AND they have lots of connections with important characters, villains, family members, etc. I'm probably forgetting other elements as well.

Sakura pretty much has none of this going for her. She's just kind of the third wheel of Naruto and Sasuke's (platonic) relationship. The main story cares very little for her. I'm sorry, but it's true. That's why it's hard to elevate her to Naruto and Sasuke's level, even under the presumption that they are in the same caliber of skill.

But I agree that Kishi WANTS us to consider all of Team 7 on the same level, and I guess that's all that matters.

Oh no, I agree with you 100%. That was just what I gathered to be the best possible case for considering Sakura as skilled a ninja as her teammates. If somewhere I implied that she was as central or focal or 'special' a character as Naruto and Sasuke, then mea culpa; I should've written a caveat disclaiming that implication (but the post was already so very big, aha :p). But yeah, this is utterly the story of Naruto and Sasuke. No need to apologize for pointing it out.



Edit: I have no idea what the plan for Sasuke is. If I had to guess, I'd lean towards the 'forgive and embrace' route. The Obito treatment, you could say. But there is little confidence in my guess. All I care about is getting our final Naruto vs. Sasuke fight, like Platinum fan. I'm disgruntled that by flipping Sasuke's switch back from Bad to Good they erased the passion and motivation that would have fueled a serious fight before (rivalry for the seat of Hokage just isn't the same degree of opposition), but I still want to see them finally settle things.
 
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Platinum fan.

RetiredPokemonMaster
Oh right. If he had this power and knew where they were in their fight then I don't know why he didn't save Sasuke earlier before Obito came up with his plan.


In my opinion there are too many parallels between Naruto and Hagoromo for him to be a villain. I think we're just speeding to an end of the story.


I was under the impression that they were sealed, not simply trapped in a rock. I'm assuming those are two different things.

Also Profesco, I have to add that it isn't just Sakura's skills that aren't convincingly level with her two teammates. It's also her place in the overarching story. Naruto and Sasuke are the two MAIN main characters; they're two sides of the same coin. The Senju/Uchiha conflict is at the very center of the entire story, and Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry embodies that. They also have a lot of plot power because of the Kyuubi and the Sharingan. That makes them a lot more relevant to all the major storylines, along with many minor ones. AND they have lots of connections with important characters, villains, family members, etc. I'm probably forgetting other elements as well.

Sakura pretty much has none of this going for her. She's just kind of the third wheel of Naruto and Sasuke's (platonic) relationship. The main story cares very little for her. I'm sorry, but it's true. That's why it's hard to elevate her to Naruto and Sasuke's level, even under the presumption that they are in the same caliber of skill.

But I agree that Kishi WANTS us to consider all of Team 7 on the same level, and I guess that's all that matters.

Without a doubt Kishi wants us to believe Team 7 are equals now. That was the entire point of Sakura being around in the Kaguya fight. Kaguya is the Hanzo to their Sannin. I just hope Tsunade wasn't this far behind Orochimaru and Jiraiya when they became Sannin. But I've already said everything I need to on the matter. Team 7 reuniting as equals should have been one of the biggest moments in the series. And while it was, I'm always going to look at as rushed and not built up the right way.

As far as what happens to Sasuke after the war. I bet his crimes are being swept under the rug. In addition to Team 7's new "equal" power level, Kishi's also trying to erase all the bad stuff Sasuke has done and even trying to justify some of it now. Hence why Karin and Team Baka flock back to him after a simple word of sorry from him, even though he tried to kill Karin and left the other two for dead. I bet Raikage and the others just forgive him after helping save the world and being a Sannin now. Team 7 can do no wrong in Kishi's new world.
 
I'm curious, if Sasuke wants to become Hokage, don't the villagers have to decide like they did for Kakashi and Danzo? If someone like Shikamaru were to disagree even if Sasuke has assisted in saving the world and nominated Naruto, I wonder how Sasuke would react. Maybe this is how the fight begins.
 
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Platinum fan.

RetiredPokemonMaster
I'm still not thrilled over the idea of Naruto and Sasuke fighting over the Hokage seat. It would just feel forced and anyone who thinks Sasuke would be a good Hokage really hasn't watched the character. He only cares about his dead Uchiha clan, not the villagers themselves. Not long ago he swore to kill them all, but I guess Kishi's trying to make us forget all that. That ain't happening. Just look at the Kaguya fight. He pretty much called Kakashi and Sakura trash because they were in the same fight as him and Naruto. I would think a leader would try to encourage his team rather then tell them how useless they are in a fight. And you want that as Hokage? I'm sorry but Sasuke as Hokage has got to be a joke. This really can't be serious. How can anyone take that seriously? I'd laugh if some actually wanted Sasuke as Hokage. The guy leaves the village for the man that killed their Hokage, disrespects the only people that put up with his crap (Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi) swears to kill everyone in the village, joined Obito's Akatsuki and helped the bad guys obtain the power of Eight-Tails, and is all around a unfriendly guy to be around. But hey, if Karin can sweep her brush with death under the rug and forgive I guess Konoha can too.
 

Kamex

Team Rocket's rockin
I dunno, I still think Kakashi might become Hokage considering the last words that accompanied his parting gift. Not because I think it makes sense for Kakashi to become Hokage next (haven't really thought about it much), but because it seems like that's what the author was trying to hint at there. Otherwise Obito saying that dramatically would be awkwardly placed. Then again, maybe Kishi is just trying to screw around with us just like he does with the love triangles and final villains: have as many options as possible on the table, then try to surprise everyone down the road. If Sasuke and Obito had never mentioned the Hokage seat during these last battles then we wouldn't be having this conversation.
 

Lorde

Banned
If Kakashi's double Sharingan and Susano'o were only temporary, I can't see him as Hokage since he'd be almost nothing without his borrowed power. A Hokage has to be incredibly strong imho. Not to mention that the whole manga is about Naruto and his dream of being Hokage; why would Kakashi have to usurp his student's dream?
 

Void Ventus

Sic Parvis Magna
If Kakashi's double Sharingan and Susano'o were only temporary, I can't see him as Hokage since he'd be almost nothing without his borrowed power. A Hokage has to be incredibly strong imho. Not to mention that the whole manga is about Naruto and his dream of being Hokage; why would Kakashi have to usurp his student's dream?
Naruto's and Sasuke's Yin and Yang powers that Hagoromo gave them were temporary too. Even without that (N&S are still much much stronger), Kakashi is still a competent and strong ninja. He's had the reputation of being the "Copy Ninja" before the series even began, he's been an Anbu, and the whole village respects him. And while that is Naruto's dream, he's still too stupid to become Hokage. He's going to rule an entire village, and be in the forefront when discussing government rules and such. Do you really think he'd be able to do that? Shikaku and Asuma already told Shikamura to be Naruto's right hand man should he be elected Hokage, but even a genius like him would need to teach Naruto how to partake in secret government discussions. Right now, it's Kakashi who fits the bill of Hokage. Strong, capable, well liked, and intellectual. Maybe in several years, Naruto will have matured, learned from Shikamaru, and become Hokage. Besides, he's still young. He's not even 18 years old yet, which even if they have a different rule in the Narutoverse, isn't old enough to vote yet.
 

Lorde

Banned
Except there's nothing to stop Naruto from becoming Hokage later.

And what exactly stops him from becoming Hokage now? He's already one of the strongest ninja around and the hero of the war.
 

Platinum fan.

RetiredPokemonMaster
I wouldn't have mind Kakashi as Hokage. I still think he should have gotten a run with it after Danzo. As for being incredibly strong...well outside Sharingan he's not OP at all. But really look at the current Hokage. Tsunade wouldn't crack my all time elite shinobi list either compared to A/Raikage and Oonoki. And Minato wasn't as broken as his legend made him out to be. If anything Minato felt more like a Kakashi style fighter. A shinobi with many tricks and a few unique jutsu abilities like teleporting and a imperfect Rasengan. And Minato's considered one of the all time best Hokage ever. So I think Kakashi had a chance.

The problem now is, the time has come and gone. I agree with anyone who says Kakashi is more qualified then Naruto and Sasuke as Hokage. But at the same time I feel like the time to do it would have been after Danzo. Just let Naruto and Sasuke feud over it. Far as I'm concern, Kakashi already is Gokage level, even if a low level one.
 

Void Ventus

Sic Parvis Magna
And what exactly stops him from becoming Hokage now? He's already one of the strongest ninja around and the hero of the war.

Like I said, Naruto's stupid. You can't learn politics in a day, even with the help from a genius like Shikamaru. Being a Hokage doesn't mean just being strong. You also need to know how to rule your village, and be able to discuss with the other Kages on government details. Kakashi is not only one of the strongest Shinobis in the Leaf, but also has the knowledge to know how to deal in politics.

I wouldn't have mind Kakashi as Hokage. I still think he should have gotten a run with it after Danzo. As for being incredibly strong...well outside Sharingan he's not OP at all. But really look at the current Hokage. Tsunade wouldn't crack my all time elite shinobi list either compared to A/Raikage and Oonoki. And Minato wasn't as broken as his legend made him out to be. If anything Minato felt more like a Kakashi style fighter. A shinobi with many tricks and a few unique jutsu abilities like teleporting and a imperfect Rasengan. And Minato's considered one of the all time best Hokage ever. So I think Kakashi had a chance.

The problem now is, the time has come and gone. I agree with anyone who says Kakashi is more qualified then Naruto and Sasuke as Hokage. But at the same time I feel like the time to do it would have been after Danzo. Just let Naruto and Sasuke feud over it. Far as I'm concern, Kakashi already is Gokage level, even if a low level one.

Why would you remove the Sharingan from Kakashi? Sure, he was given it instead of being born with it, but he's had it for more than half his life. He's had it for so long, it's technically a part of him now. Why not remove Kurama from Naruto? He wasn't born with it, Minato just sealed half of Kurama's chakra minutes after his birth. Why not remove Yamato's Wood Style? He wasn't born with it, but rather experimented on by Orochimaru. And Kakashi was already chosen as the 6th Hokage after the Pain arc. Tsunade was unconscious, the Leaf officials decided to nominate Kakashi, everyone agreed, and he even got as far as almost getting his face plastered so they could have gotten his dimensions to put on the mountain. Tsunade regained consciousness though, so Kakashi's inauguration was cancelled.
 
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Kamex

Team Rocket's rockin
The thing is, Gaara became Kazekage with no apparent negative consequences due to his age. So even if Naruto isn't as mature as Gaara, I don't think it's too much of a stretch to see Naruto become Hokage as well. Realistically it might be hard to believe, but I can see the story doing that. Although I think it might make more sense to have Kakashi be Hokage now and Naruto become the 7th after a timeskip or something (even if the Part III is only one chapter long or is only included in the upcoming movie).

This still means Tsunade has to resign or something though.

And Sasuke can just suck it cuz he doesn't deserve to be Hokage. Even Madara deserved to be the First Hokage more (not now, obviously)... Well, maybe. Lol.
 
Probably so, it's not like this is the first time Kakashi has been told to become the Hokage, so it wouldn't be out of the blue. Though I do find it like a slap in the face to Naruto, Obito first tells Naruto to become the Hokage before he dies, then he tells Kakashi as well. It wouldn't matter too much to me who becomes Hokage between the two, but I rather it be Naruto.
 

Lorde

Banned
Like I said, Naruto's stupid. You can't learn politics in a day, even with the help from a genius like Shikamaru. Being a Hokage doesn't mean just being strong. You also need to know how to rule your village, and be able to discuss with the other Kages on government details. Kakashi is not only one of the strongest Shinobis in the Leaf, but also has the knowledge to know how to deal in politics.

I honestly can't imagine Naruto ever having knowledge like that even if he has to "mature" for years before getting the Hokage title. But honestly, I don't think it matters anyway. He doesn't need a complex mind to rule the village imo.
 
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