Re: did minato have sage mode
well that's a good point, but your option takes to much input from your imagination, Fact the two other people that had contracts with the toads had sages mode which allowed them to do sage arts.
Originally Posted by Hiruzen Sarutobi
the 4th was a student of j-man and naruto was a student of j-man, contract with toads, name shown on the contract
these clues give insight into a higher probability of the 4th having sage mode then not.
and for those how saw why does, the mange not show him in sage mode, well in all situations where he was fighting he did not need to use sage mode,
1. large group of ninja- used ftg, and the ninja were not a large enough threat to use it
2. fight with the fox- no reason because, fox was to strong and the sealing jutsu would kill him anyway.
3. sage mode was thought of as last result, but naruto has changed all this :-)