Post Author: Iruka
Friends are very important in life. We need them for support at times or for just hanging out. Some friends are better then others. Other friends are just cool to hang around with. In the Naruto world there are many characters that would be good friends or not. Lets take a look at Sasuke and Sai.
Sasuke is pretty cool to hang around with. He has that aura around him. In real life Sasuke would not be a good friend. He is selfish, arrogant and all he cares about is revenge. For Naruto, in my opinion Sasuke was a terrible friend. Sasuke was always arrogant towards Naruto. He thought that he was better then everyone. I will give Sasuke some credit. He was a good partner for Naruto. He became a rival for Naruto. Naruto wanted to show Sasuke he wasn’t weak so he worked hard to try and keep up with Sasuke. When Naruto finally started to show great improvements as a ninja, Sasuke became jealous. He no longer was the top dog any more. Sasuke also deserted his friends and colleagues to go to Orochimaru for power. What kind of friend deserts their team for their own personal goals. Sasuke even wanted and attempted to kill Naruto. As you see Sasuke was not a good friend to Naruto. Sasuke is arrogant, self centered, power hungry and is a jealous person.
Sasuke did have a troubled past. His family was murdered as well as the entire Uchiha clan. Being born as a younger son to a prodigy like Itachi didn’t help. It is hard to live in someone’s shadows. Also being an Uchiha carries a certain tole on a person. You have to live up to the clan standard and such. Many Konoha villagers had high standards for a member of the Uchiha clan. Still this is no excuse for the way Sasuke treated Naruto and team 7.
Now it is time to talk about Sai. When I first was introduced to Sai, I couldn’t stand the guy. Always running his mouth and such. His outfit to was terrible. Sai would say the wrong things to the wrong people. He seemed to care about himself and his mission to kill Sasuke. Sai even attacked Naruto. After some time with Naruto, Sai changed. The change was for the better. Sai wanted to learn about bonds. He even was willing to protect Naruto from Sasuke so he could have a bond. Sai became a friend for Naruto and fought for Naruto’s beliefs. That is what a friend is suppose to do. Still Sai at times seems awkward. He is socially retarded. Given time and help from Naruto, Sakura and the rest of the gang Sai will learn social skills. To me Sai is a good friend to have. Given time, Sai will learn to be cool.
Due to Sai’s upbringing, he became isolated. Through his training he learned to be unemotional. As a member of root, Sai was taught emotions and friendship are no good. Sai had to learn from a book how to interact with other people. This didn’t let Sai from learning what a bond/friendship is. Naruto showed him what a friend would do to help another person out. Once seeing this, Sai wanted friends. He will do anything to help Naruto out. That is a true friend.
I have shown you the readers two figures that Naruto claims to be friends with. Personally I think Sai is a better friend to Naruto. He maybe awkward to be around at times, but he would not turn his back to you. Sasuke is cooler then Sai, but he is selfish,arrogant and a whole lot of other things. You people choose who is a better friend.
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There is also another possible blockade or trap Itachi set up for Naruto. This goes along the same theme if Naruto was captured or near the same vicinity of Madara Uchiha. If we go back to Itachi’s battle with Sasuke, Itachi gave Sasuke the ability of MS. This MS power activated instantly when Sasuke was in contact with Madara. The amaterasu was ment to kill Madara and protect Sasuke. Itachi could of done the same thing with Naruto. Implant a powerful jutsu in Naruto that would only be activated if he ever came in contact with Madara.
SU has suggested that the gift to Naruto was something else. The gift was memories that were ment for Sasuke. When Naruto comes into contact with Sasuke, the gift to Naruto will appear and be sent to Sasuke. By that memories will appear to Sasuke and appeal to him. Sasuke will love again and cause Sasuke to understand that he must protect Konoha and what he loves. Knowledge of the MS true powers will be passed on along with its weakness. That weakness is of course that it might cause blindness and was that the MS was the cause of Itachi’s illness. Basically this theory is ment to assist Naruto and bring Sasuke back and help him find his way.
As we all know, Naruto lacks genjutsu. Itachi was a genius of genjutsu and had many at his disposal. Genjutsu requires what I believe is yin chakra. Naruto has a tremendous amount of yang chakra from the Kyuubi sealed within him. Because of this excess of yang chakra which leaks out from the Kyuubi, Naruto yin/yang chakra is not balanced out. Itachi knew this and gave Naruto yin chakra to try and balance out the yang chakra. Of course, it will never be balance out do to the vast amount of yin chakra inserted into Naruto’s system from the Kyuubi. But with the yang chakra, it will help Naruto out. With the addition of the yang chakra and some lesson’s, Naruto could cast genjutsu. Obviously, Itachi would implant instructions on how to cast genjutsus and leave him some of his own genjutsus.
Theses are some theories of what I think the gift that Itachi left for Naruto. There definitely some more out there and I know some of the theories that I mentioned are questionable. If any of you have any theories on what this gift is, please share it with us.
Post Author: Iruka
This leads to another question. How was Naruto raised? Who took care of him as a baby? Who paid his rent at his apartment and supplied him with food and clothing? Being as Konoha is a military village, I am sure there is a orphanage to take care of children who lost there parents due to war or fulfilling their mission. The thing is Naruto might not have been allowed in the orphanage due to the secrecy surrounding him, the Kyuubi and the past. The third Hokage I am sure would of made sure Naruto was taken care of as a baby but after that is a question mark. It takes money to feed him and clothe him. There might have been a trust fund set up for Naruto from his parents or the village could have given assistance to Naruto to live on. There is also another possibility, Jiraiya as we all know, was never around Konoha. He busy doing research. He could of snuck into Konoha periodically and checked up on Naruto and left money for him in secrecy. So many unanswered questions.
As an orphan, Naruto craved for attention. That is for sure. He would pull childish pranks on everyone. You can’t really blame him either. No one would recognize him as a human. With no recognition, he acted out to get some sort of attention even it was the wrong kind of attention. Deep down Naruto wanted friends and acceptance. He did not let his misfortune in life take over him. He kept up his cheerful, upbeat attitude. Eventually he gained friendship starting with his sensei, then his team mates. Finally he had everyone as a friend.
In Naruto’s case, he did not let being an orphan to ruin his life. He took what life gave him and turned it into a positive. This orphan survived. Now lets take a look at some other orphans and look how being an orphan affected them.
Sasuke as many of you know, became an orphan from his family being slaughtered by his brother Itachi. I won’t go into detail about Itachi’s actions or motives for the assassination of his clan. What I will focus on is how this affected Sasuke. Sasuke became down draught after his family was murdered. You can’t really blame him either. Through time Sasuke became obsessed with revenge. Instead of letting go of the anger and hatred, Sasuke let it brew inside of him. The thing is Sasuke had everything. Was popular with his peers and considered a prodigy. Even though he was considered the cool guy, Sasuke stayed to himself and let it known that he was superior to other people. This holds true to especially to Naruto. Sasuke ridiculed him on countless times on how pathetic he was. Sasuke did finally recognize Naruto and became friendly with him. Sasuke did not use this friendship as a positive and still was a bitter person. Revenge was constantly on his mind. This lead him to seek power and betray his friends and leave Konoha.
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