Looking back to last chapter and how Obito and Madara were still looking mighty comfortable, it turns out they sure had a darn good reason why. Because as it turns out, the Ten-Tails is just an unlimited, mobile nuke launcher—and who wouldn’t be comfortable when you have such a weapon at your disposal!? I mean, darn. We got Madara rubbing it in with the whole “I can hit any village at any distance” show, and just trashing everything just for the heck of it.
But despite things going down in a hurry and the overall situation looking quite grim, it seems like there’s still some semblance of hope—hidden in the final message of Shikaku, who devises one final plan before being blown away. Considering the insane scope of power Madara and Co. yield at the moment, it makes me wonder how exactly any plan could stop them at this point to be honest, but as Kishimoto seems to love demonstrating: never say never.
Sadly though, we don’t get the reveal of the plan yet, so we’ll just have to look forward and see how things develop. In the meanwhile however, let us have a moment of silence for Shikaku Nara… who has perhaps provided the last hope to the Ninja World and perhaps even more sadly, only one of the first of many well-known Shinobi to fall in this “final battle.”