It’s that time of the year again—time for shounen power ups. With Obito having now become the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki and now “possessing” (loosely said, as he doesn’t seem to be quite all there) power equivalent to the Sage of Six Paths, it’s just a whole new landscape in terms of power levels, and it’s quite the definition of insanity indeed. After all, there’s nothing like a battlefield where only the immortally revived dead can survive for any extended period of time, and it’s something that seems exceptionally fitting considering how we’re closer to the end than ever before.
With that said though, I found it interesting that Madara decided to jump in and bar the First Hokage’s path rather than letting him join the fight against the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki in earnest. Granted, it might just be all part of some kind of ultimate plan to handle it in his own way, so I suppose the verdict may still be out on his exact motives at this time. Regardless, the general fact remains that the key to the ninja army’s victory in this fight might just be the fact that Obito’s currently not quite in control—and what we have is theoretically a mindless husk for the most part—but I’m admittedly still wondering how exactly things are going to work out without there being some kind of similar power up on the side of Sasuke and Naruto’s side (perhaps some kind of epic technique combination with the rest of the ninja army could potentially even up the odds a bit?)
That is of course, assuming that the Fourth Hokage actually manages to free the two from the Jinchuriki’s grasp. To that end, it’s interesting to note how it feels like this might actually be one of those times where we might see some more actual deaths happen to the main cast, and like last week, it seems like there’s a huge assortment of ways things can go from here. And depending on how Kishimoto plays his cards, the end might just bring with it something that’ll be more than a pleasant surprise (or not).