I have read far too many Tobi theories, and I think most of them are ridiculous. Then again, a lot of stuff in Naruto is completely ridiculous, so I haven’t really ruled anything out… yet. I’m just going to take you through five theories and explain the flaws of each and their merits.
Well, we did see part of Tobi’s face, and we learned he has two sharingan. Now we know that Obito had one eye when he died, but of course this is irrelevant, because he could get another one easily. Also, we know Obito was Kakashi’s age, which seems plausible (Tobi is a full-grown man). My issue with this is that Tobi and Madara know each other.Madara died before Obito was smashed by a rock. Of course, with Naruto, anything can happen. This has been a popular theory for a while now, and I’m not really one to go with what’s popular (Bakamaru is a freakin’ rebel), but I do find some merit here. I’m going to move on to another theory right now.
2. Sasuke from the future…
Come on guys… Even for Naruto, this sounds stupid. I am not even going to start telling you the problems with this theory, as they are blatantly obvious. I will just say that Sasuke has personal goals. On the other hand, Tobi’s goals are much more wide–spread. They are different people, so get it through your thick skulls!
3. Some random Uchiha
Well we know that Tobi is probably an Uchiha because if he wasn’t, he would go blind from using the sharingan so much. He could very well be Madara’s brother, which is plausible and could create a very interesting back-story with a couple of chapters about their childhood. On the other hand, they could make it Madara’s 5th cousin 7 times removed on his mother’s side that they mention once in blah blah blah. This would be WEAK! I doubt Kishimoto-san would disappoint his readers like that. therefore, I am going to say this is probably not the case.
4. Um… Link: http://shannaro.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/another-tobi-theory/
Well, this is complex, so read the link. Basically, this theory makes a great deal of sense, but it just seems a little to convoluted for a Naruto plot. This is innovative, and I thank yellowflash2 for this idea. Actually, this post was the first thing I ever saw on Shannaro!!! and inspired me to write for it. I like this theory, I just don’t know if it is what Kishimoto was thinking of.
Yup, that’s what Tobi says, and maybe he isn’t lying. Perhaps he is a mere tool created by Madara Uchiha before he died for the sole purpose of eternal tsukuyomi. Perhaps he is a clone or a puppet like the paths of pain. This theory is broad, but DEFINITELY the most plausible. Considering we have such little information on “the man behind the mask” we should not jump to extreme conclusions (like number two and number four). That’s it for this time! Thank you for reading!