understanding the only possible way for this manga to move forward
Kishi really has alienated me since at this point, there really is absolutely no reason for madara/Obito to lose..... ever. The ten-tails, Edo Madara, Obito are an unbeatable trio.... in the next chapter I predict there are going to be may main characters dying. I honestly see Guy pulling off the eighth gate but his efforts will be in vain (compare this to Chaotsou taking on Nappa in dbz). Here is how I think everything must play out in order for the alliance to miraculously win. There is absolutely no doubt within my mind that the ALLiance in its current state won't stand a chance... ever.. Kishi realizes this!
In order for there to be a plausible resolution to this conflict, Obito or Madara must turn on one another. It's the only plausible outcome while giving madara/obito credit for how far they came. Undeniably, they're godlike with the 10 tails....
How is this going to happen is beyond me. I'm hoping Kakashi and Guy will be able to bring Obito back to reality somehow. Naruto will eventually have to commandeer the power of the 10 tails through sage mode or something. How is this supposed to work when Madara is in control? Once again, either Obito must turn on Madara or Guy and Kakashi must sacrifice themselves long enough where Naruto can try and usurp Madara's tight grip on the 10-tailed beast
Now, it seems more likely that Kakashi/Guy and many of the other Kage's are going to meet their inevitable demise. Why is this? There characters have been made complete. They do not serve a purpose in the story any longer. They have educated ad enabled Naruto to be the great ninja he is today. Furthermore, at this point, they actually are an obstacle. They represent the old generation and we all know that Naruto is going to be made hokage by the end of the story!
Also, some of you are debating whether sasuke will kill Naruto and vice-versa. What is the recurring motif throughout this whole manga? That Naruto has the uncanny power to change people and reform the ninja world. Now in his present circumstance, it seems unlikely that this can occur but that is another way of how the obito/madara conflict can end.
As far as Sasuke is concerned, I wouldn't be too surprised if Naruto is able to save Sasuke as he has the powers to save everyone virtually! Sasuke is delusional, but he is far from losing grip with reality. Sasuke is just really stubborn and still bereaving over his brother. He will come around as he is not stupid. If he refuses to admit reality then this invalidates his intelligence found throughout much of the first part. He has to see the light at somepoint....