With each passing chapter, I find myself going “Darn, they should’ve gotten to Madara earlier!” Because truth be told, Naruto in general has done a lot better as a series with him in the picture than without. Whether it’s his priceless faces/expressions or his just kick-ass “I don’t give a darn about you guys” demeanor, he’s just a guy who comes in and steals the show—arguably making more of an impact in the last few chapters than Obito did during the entirety of his fight as the new Sage of Six Paths. But, I guess it goes to show just how awesome Madara is to be even beyond the epicness that should’ve been the Six Paths, and it’s something that shows itself this week in particular.
Looking back, a lot of people questioned the logic behind Madara returning to an actual body, and it’s safe to say that we now know the exact reason why. His powers are just that much more powerful in an actual body than it was without—AND he gets to be with his beloved Senju—and it’s just hilarious how he can sit there tanking the attacks of a Kage and not one, but all of the darn Bijuu in one shot. What makes this even more ridiculous is how he’s been essentially doing all of this without his eyes, and it’s just like, holy crap how much more can he do now that he’s gotten back his Rinnegan?
I suppose though, that’s why Madara’s own comment ends up being the best (and most fitting) of them all:
Now, the real fun begins!
Because there are few phrases as accurate as that regarding the future of this series, and it makes you wonder what else he’s got up his sleeve. He’s already thrown around meteors for fun. What’s next? Modifying the orbit of the planet and sending it toward another? Chopping up people and reattaching them together? Oh, the limitless possibilities! Talk about just sitting back and enjoying the show—though Naruto and Co. probably won’t be doing much of that for the near future.