Re: [Spoiler] Obito/Kakashi's Sharingan
Yeah this is a good observation as well as the most plausible theory until seen otherwise.
Originally Posted by Hovah
Eh, honestly I like the whole comment and imagination (not sarcasm) but it is highly unlike based on what we know Zetsu is capable of. Between Deidara and Tobi/Obito calling him pretty much the worst close-range fighter (haha for some reason I am laughing at that now even though they have said it numerous times, it just goes to show how Zetsu really is merely a creation) and is physically weak. Even when he absorbs the Allied Shinobi Forces Chakra it isn't like he was able to replicate their abilities AKA Neji, Hinata, etc... (though I could be wrong, going based on memory). I am a little tired but later I will look up what actually happened when Kisame was cloned.
Originally Posted by jullin naruto
But the real reason I like this comment so much is because it obviously answers a simple, yet hard question/theory to answer/fill the gaps in. If it was a Zetsu clone then obviously Madara pre-planned the whole thing which is why he said he would be back, yada...yada...yada...etc...and so forth. But on the other hand, I don't think it is plausible because of the sheer fact Kakashi has acknowledged he failed at protecting Rin and has been seen at both Obito's and Rin's grave site(s) mourning and I don't think Kakashi is the type to mourn AS MUCH as he has over something HE PHYSICALLY did not do.
Also, after I re-read the chapter a couple more times, at first Zetsu telepathically tells Obito they are "Guinea Pigs" or "Experimental Bodies" (the latter from the Mangastream translation) from the Mist. We do in fact see Kakashi crying which at this point Kishi has nicely tied a neat bow around why Kakashi has always known so much about fighting in the Mist (Zabuza's technique...twice) and that is probably the TRUE MOMENT in which Kakashi finally realizes he can't do everything by himself, Minato was right about running around aimlessly with Chidori, etc... Main point/my guess being is that this is the defining moment along with Obito's "Supposed" Death where Kakashi finally stops being that stern, rules-are-everything Shinobi and becomes who he is today. On a side note, I do think it is clearly Mist otherwise I would (and we might see next week) think Kakashi would someway feel Obito's Presence.
P.S. - Maybe it's just me, but on the last page it almost seems like Kakashi might have meant to kill Rin (which is why I liked your comment/theory jullin-naruto) because his arm is deep in there, he obviously is not really in shock or disarray AKA "OMSo6P!!! I just killed my teammate!!!" and obviously has the time to begin crying, yet not really in a rush to make sure she is alive rather than more of a "R.I.P Rin" face he is making...The whole thing just feels very off to me.