Well here we are again with another Naruto chapter that we have been waiting for ever since Obito was introduced as Tobi. We all wanted, theorized, and predicted who the identity of Tobi was and some of us were right. As how much of an impact this revelation has on the pride of the Naruto series, well I said awhile back that this move by Kishi will either break or make Naruto that higher in views. But for now the predictability of the story line is become too predictable. Some of you are predicting that it was Madara who killed or had Rin killed to further Obito to turn to the dark side. I am one for that theory. Once Madara saw the potential in Obito becoming his other pawn in his run to rule the world, he tries his best to distant Obito from all other Ninjas other than himself.
As much as this is very predictable, it makes for a better story line and with the way things are going in the Naruto series, is that it needs stronger story depth. Having Madara dirtying his hands in the death of Rin will make for a more interesting confrontation once Obito finds out. But I do not think that Obito turned his back on the world because of Rin’s death, I think there is a more deeper reason for his actions. It could be that he felt the same way as Pain did on the actions of Humanity. The world he sees in front of him is full of grief and suffering that he wishes to end all this even if it means sacrificing free will. But I see one striking difference between Pain and Obito in the way of thoughts. Pain really wanted to help people, he wanted to end the suffering at a limited damage to the world. Obito on the other hand does things that cannot be forgiving, his actions only causes more suffering. (Need I remind you that one of the themes of Naruto is how war causes pain and suffering.) I feel that in these next few chapter Kishi can elaborate on this pain of war and make the plot that much believable, digestible and less predictable.
An interesting thought came to me once I read this chapter, is that the story of Obito and Madara are very similar to the story of Darth Vadar and The Sith Lord. Obito wears a mask, most of his body is damaged beyond repair, and he fallows the ultimate villain in the Naruto series. Darth Vadar wears a mask, most of his body is damaged beyond repair and fallows the ultimate villain in Star Wars. Now if that is not some similarity or what. Even their thoughts on world peace are almost identical. They both believe that in order to have world peace is to have ultimate control over the world. Also, they were both thought to be dead in their respected stories.
As for what was going on in the chapter, well it was an enjoyable chapter, most of the things that were happening was to strengthen the fragile situation Obito was in. As time progressed, Obito learned to control the First Hokages cells that were implanted in him. As for the fushion he made with that Tree Tobi looking thing is that it sort of how in Dragon Ball Z were Goku and Vegeta fuses using the ear rings, well Tobi (in this case is that tree thing) fused with Obito. So in truth Obito is half himself and half Tobi. That is why he almost seemed like he had a split personality once he was introduced in the series. Where one personality was guffy, (Tobi) and the other personality was serous, (Obito). Overall the chapter was dry, but enjoyable.
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