MANGA 620 : SHINOBIS OF THE LEAF SASUKE : First Hokage... I'll ask you. What is the Village? What are Shinobi in the first place? HASHIRAMA : Hehhe...(scratches his head) Its my turn now, huh? SASUKE : (gives a scary look to Hashirama) I asked you something, first Hokage!! OROCHIMARU : (looking at sasuke) He reminds you of Naruto, huh? MINATO : Naruto?!! SASUKE : ..... HASHIRAMA : (while scratching his head) Huh? TOBIRAMA : (looking at Hashirama) He is still the idiot Hokage. (looks at Sasuke) You asked what are shinobi? (sighs) ....One who puts his life on the line to protect and endure the love and hate of their loved ones as well as their enemies'. I hoped you must be knowing all these in the academy. HASHIRAMA : Tobi!! (serious voice) Stop talking like that. EVERYONE : ?!!
(Hashirama stands in front of Sasuke) HASHIRAMA : Tobi is correct. That's what we wanted to teach the new generation. And I think your brother followed it the way we wanted. This is what the village Hidden in the Leaf wanted from its children to inherit in them. But even before the village was formed.... the word "Shinobi" had a completely different meaning. TOBIRAMA : ...... EVERYONE : ?!! SASUKE : What do you mean? HASHIRAMA : In our times... it was just a title. A title under which one was capable to do whatever he wanted. The people put it as "Criminals". The Shinobi had the right to thug, rape, snatch, love and kill for their own comforts. These Shinobis use to move in groups..... rather than group...Clans. The people of the Clan used to fight with the other clans either for themselves or for their clan. Our Senju clan and the Uchiha clan was powerful among the clans. The other clans used to fear our clans. And...this was our loss. EVERYONE : ?!! SASUKE : Loss? HASHIRAMA : The other clans who were weak compared to their rivals used to hire the Senjus or the Uchihas to show off their power. And if one chose to hire the Senjus then their rivals would hire the Uchihas. In this way, whether the rival nations win or lose, the one to suffer were the Uchihas and Senjus. The Senjus and the Uchihas never bothered about this because they both also wanted to live up to their own pride. Some were forced under the orders. We fought many times. One of the Uchihas fought bravely and fiercely for his clan against us. He was Uchiha Madara. EVERYONE : ..... HASHIRAMA : Later, I was chosen as the leader of the Senjus and Uchiha Madara was chosen as the leader of the Uchihas. The voting for the leader position was based on how much powerful one is, in our Senju Clan whereas in the Uchihas, the one with the strong ocular prowess will achieve the throne. And Madara was the only capable one among the Uchihas to awaken the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and that too with the loss of his beloved brother's , Uchiha Izuna's vision. Izuna gave away his eyes to Madara against the Uchihas just for one reason which I also wanted to achieve. SASUKE : ...... TOBIRAMA : ..... EVERYONE : ...... HASHIRAMA : It was "Peace". Madara loved his brother very much. He was stunned by the fact that his brother offered him his own eyes for the welfare of the Uchihas. That's why Madara decided to take on what his brother, Izuna, wanted. EVERYONE : ?!! HASHIRAMA : In order to stop the bloodshed, the leader of the Senju, I, and the leader of the Uchiha, Madara, agreed for a truce and we founded the village Hidden in the Leaf. Many of the Senjus as well as Uchihas were against the truce. That time, Madara announced that whoever wants peace can live a peaceful life under the Leaf. There were no restrictions for the other clans to live in the village who too wanted peace. That was the time when I respected him more than my own clan. The village was built for the people to live a peaceful life and was protected by the Shinobis who were willing to maintain the peace among the people of the village. Watching the Hidden Leaf Village, other clans decided to get rid of the fights at some point and decided to settle down for peace. EVERYONE : ...... HASHIRAMA : I was appointed as the Hokage in which Madara played a big role from my side. I was still naive to lead the village but he admired my strength and considered me as the most suitable leader for the villages' peace. Everyone was amazed about the fact that Madara is not fighting for the post of the Hokage. Uchihas tried to revolt against it... but we both handled it cautiously. Later I distributed the bijuus among the villages to maintain the balance of power. Madara was good at strategies and used to handle the political conflicts with the other villages. Soon Madara truly wanted peace and thought it as his main goal and not just his brother's goal. (sighs).... Until he lost what he loved the most.....his brother, Izuna died. SASUKE : ?!! (What caused Izuna's death?)