Sasuke seems to have surrounded himself with VERY SIMILAR people, at least in background:
Originally Posted by Piratefish
The Hozuki seem to have faced the same development as the Senju, Uchiha and Uzumaki, other powerful, founding-era clans, having been reduced to very few members if not only a single one.
Here's Kabuto saying stuff about the Hozuki clan, and then going: "Don't you know HIM too?" as if Suigetsu is the last one...
Also, wouldn't it be fitting if Sasuke, one of the last Uchiha, gathered a team consisting of Karin, one of the last Uzumaki, and Suigetsu, one of the last Hozuki. And then there's Juugo, one of the last Juugo. No, really.
Am I the only one with the impression that the Juugo clan seems to have been more powerful too, at one point, considering Kabuto's comments about it?
They posess a "special body", an affinity with nature, and the universal capacity for mastering Sage Mode, an ability which seems most aligned with the descendants of the Younger Son.
Doesn't that sound like a Senju-offshoot to you too?