Kishimoto gave Itachi this godlike and invincible appearance duo to his attitude.
We've seen alot of battles in Naruto by now and we've seen that every character in Naruto atleast once rushed into battle too fast and underrestimated his opponent.
Itachi has never shown that he underrestimated his opponents and never rushed into battle. He praised his opponents when they did something unexpected, yet stayed calm, focused and analyzed the situation. Itachi ironically enough was the one who said that ''Every strong opponent has its weaknesses'' and ''Every jutsu has a weakness'' the reason to why Kishimoto gave these lines to Itachi is because Itachi had the right attitude. Itachi said that you have to analyze the situation before you act and this is why Itachi was able to end battles in no time without ever showing his real strength because he never intended to kill his ''friends'' as he was one of the good guys. Itachi has also shown us that he is able to use his tools and jutsu's very effectively and has shown us that he was able to use and control his low chakra reserves to the maximum as he was able to keep up with Sasuke (even surprised Sasuke with the fact that Itachi was able to pop out Sasuno'o with no chakra). This too shows how conscious Itachi was with himself and the situation around him. There's a saying that says: ''If you're not stronger, you have to be wiser'' and Itachi has shown us that this is indeed a fact.
Also Itachi's wisdom and intelligence is unmatched, he has the best quotes in Naruto. Nice examples of Itachi's wisdom are his conversations with Kisame (when they first met in Akatsuki), Naruto and Kabuto.
People can hate Itachi all they want but for me Itachi has shown that he's able to take on anyone in a 1v1 duo to the fact that he's the right opponent with his intelligence against characters who's raw power are over the top.
''Those who are strong become arrogant'' is a quote by Itachi and arrogance leads to being unable to think clearly which leads to making mistakes and these are facts, and making mistakes against someone as calm and observative as Itachi leads to hell.
Actually I read a recent interview where kishi said he is most similar to naruto or kiba, but that's not really he point you were making.
Sure itachi has a lot of wisdom and memorable quotes but I feel like people disregard the fact that the reason he knows better now is because he fu&ked up so bad in the past. He himself said he was arrogant and thought he had the power to do everything on his own. He didn't trust in his comrades and that's why he failed. By itachi's own admission everything he did before being edo'ed was wrong and a failure.
People paint itachi as some kind of saint but he himself doesn't think of his actions like that. Hardly surprising considering that he murdered women and children in there sleep which is really quite cowardly. Sure it prevented further deaths but the fact still remains that he did it.
Don't get me wrong I don't dislike itachi, but I don't like him either. He just seems to be a plot device that's sole purpose is to drive sasuke or demonstrate an Uchiha technique so that sasuke can do it later on.
Isn't Itachi that dead fodder that was fodderized by 3T Sharingan???
Isnt Tobirama that dead fodder was fodderized by 20fodders, 3TM > 20fodders
Isnt Minato that dead fodder was fodderized by Kyubi, 3TM > Kyubi
Isnt Hiruzen that dead fodder was fodderized by Oro, 3TM > Oro
and the list goes on.....
Last edited by Boston Rob; 11-28-2013 at 08:02 AM.