Re: Itachi is a hero
First of all, you started bringing up the mission, by saying it's the mission for those shinobi to stop the edos. You then asked why they aren't called heroes as well. I answered that. Itachi did it while it's not even his mission.
Originally Posted by xjimbox
Secondly, my argument is that Itachi is in fact a hero, and why he is. Would you, as one of the kages, still be motivated to fight whilst knowing even if you defeat Madara, an entire Edo army is just waiting for you. It was a huge morale boost for the Alliance.
And to finish, it was Itachi that forced Kabuto to teach him the hand seals to stop Edo Tensei, Sasuke had no part in this. Sasuke wasn't really needed in this fight. Itachi already stated that Sasuke following him wasn't part of his plan. He had to adapt his battle tactics to Sasuke, and even protected him from some hits.
In the end, it was Itachi that got the hand seals out of Kabuto.