Something I have noticed while reading since Sasuke has re-emerged:
I've noticed (along with many of you) Sasuke's lack of interest/zeal, but he has spent time pondering Fourth's moves and chakra with great interest, provoking internal dialog and thoughts. I just have the sinking feeling he is going to try and hijack Kurama's other half before Naruto can claim it.
Plot wise it would be the upgrade Sasuke fans say he needs (I'm not arguing just pointing out), and it would give reason for Naruto and Sasuke continue their rivalry, also give Sasuke a point in being in the war besides just surviving and mixing his chakra to Naruto's attacks.
"The world is a cruel place but it is also very beautiful"--Mikasa Ackerman
Re: Sasuke's intentions
Originally Posted by iNotorious
Sasuke only tried to save juugo and naruto, i see what kishi is trying to tell us
That was harsh but it was logical. He didn't see a way to save the other ninjas since he didn't know Naruto had shared his chakra with them. Therefore, he ruled out saving all of them and tried to save the ones necessary for the fight that is the two ninjas with Senjutsu. Yes, it's practically Danzo logic but it's not like Sasuke was letting everyone else die just for the evulz. He just didn't see a way to save all of them. it was wrong, esp. with Sakura.
When Naruto came back 3 years later and found Sasuke, essentially Sasuke confronted Kurama (granted it was only a clone of the two) using sharingan (sp? forget which level it was also) and dismissed him/it thinking he was stronger. He knew he was last he saw Naruto so there is no reason for him in his pride to think anything different.
Its only now he sees the folly in his thinking. He sees that Naruto and Kurama are not on the same plane of existence in terms of raw power and chakra. Don't get me wrong Sasuke has a lot going for him, one day he will be an amazing but... not to the epic level of power that surrounds him currently. He sort of has to rely on tricky thinking and careful planning and plotting to achieve his goals. Thats my line of thinking as to why it might be plausible for Sasuke to want to hijack Kurama's other half.