The Legendary Sage of Konoha 15
The Final Battle Begins
Narrator: Naruto rushed to Killerbee's aid to check on him.
Kabuto: I'm afraid you didn't make it. Madara, this is your chance to achieve your goal.
Naruto: You're okay, you're really okay?!
Narrator: Overjoyed to see his friend alive, Naruto wept his tears.
Naruto: Damn you Madara, why won't you ever back down?!
Kabuto: Oh The Raikage is still alive, huh?
Madara: That proves my theory...
Narrator: As Naruto helped Killerbee up, Madara continued.
Madara: So it seems like my theory was right after all.
Naruto: What are you talking about?!
Madara: It seems like there are two ways for a Jinjuriki to survive getting there beast extracted from them. One, the seal is broken and the Jinjuriki is strong enough to survive... Proven when the 4th Hokage's wife survived... At least for a while until she sacrificed herself along with Minato Namikaze to protect their newborn child...
Madara: Two, if the Jinjuriki has full control over his or her Bijuu when the sealing ritual is done. I must say that of all the Jinjuriki we've sealed so far, you're the first one to survive. Looks like the Bijuu was able to let go to save the host if it cared enough after all...
Kabuto: So the Hacibi let us seal it to save him?
Madara: Indeed. But... it won't matter as he shouldn't even be able to move in his current condition.
Black Zetsu: The battle should begin shortly.
White Zetsu: It looks that way.
Black Zetsu: This should be interesting.
White Zetsu: You're right about that, but will it be as good as Madara's battle against Hashirama or Naruto's battle with Sasuke?
Black Zetsu: We'll see...
Narrator: Suddenly, Naruto felt a pain rushing through his body.
What's wrong kid?
Narrator: Naruto cough up some blood as he struggled to stand.
Madara: What's happening... Kabuto?
Kabuto: Oh, it seems like it's working.
Madara: What's working?
Kabuto: Oh looks like I forgot to tell you the last part of the poison scheme.
Kabuto: Well you should have noticed by now Naruto that you've used much more power than usual to perform jutsus and such? Well the truth is that you weren't fully healed from my poison.
Kabuto: Well we had planned for a two step operation. Akashi would hit you with his poisoned kunai and when you passed out he would inject another poison in you that would cut of your chakra connection completely, making you powerless as he brought you to us.
Naruto: Wha... *Ugh!*
Narrator: Not able to stand anymore, Naruto fell to his knees as his Sage Mode went out.
Kabuto: But as you know, backup arrived and only the first step was completed, and then you got healed and the poison destroyed... However.
Kabuto: I had predicted that this would happen, so I made a backup plan. Once you got affected by the poison, another poison would go undetected through your body. One that even princess Tsunade wouldn't notice. So when they thought they had healed you and you were set to go, the other poison worked its magic. Just too bad that it's not as strong as it would have been if the original plan had worked, but it's better than nothing. According to my calculation, this poison should weaken your body to the state that you use three times as much chakra to preform your jutsus, and if you over use them, you will be weakened...
Madara: Why didn't you tell me this before... Kabuto?
Kabuto: Oh that would just spoil the fun, now wouldn't it? A little secret here and there won't harm anyone... Oh I forgot, it just did, Kehehehe...
Kabuto: So now you know...
Naruto: Damn you and your schemes Kabuto! *Ugh*
Narrator: Still affected by the poison, Naruto was not able to stand up.
*Huff... Huff*... Naruto I know you're struggling against the poison, but you can do it, you are the chosen...
Narrator: Both Naruto and Killerbee were struggling to keep themselves together.
Kabuto: Oh you're still able to move...
Narrator: Kabuto launched at him to deliver the final blow.
Narrator: With cheer willpower, Naruto managed to get up to intercept the attack. They clashed sometimes before Kabuto backed off as Naruto fell to one of his knees, exhausted from the clash.
Kabuto: Well it seems like you're able to fight the poison a little because of the Kyuubi. Figured, it shouldn't take long before it's completely eliminated anyway, but until then, this shouldn't be anything that you can't handle, Madara...
Madara: Going somewhere?
Kabuto: Just something I need to take care of, but I'll be back before you know it.
Madara: What are you plotting? I told you I would deal with you myself if you tried anything suspicious!
Narrator: Madara went to intercept him.
Kabuto: I'm not trying to scheme anything, it is as simple as this - Now that you got the 8 tails too, only the 9 tails remains. I've done more than enough for you over the last few years. Don't you think you could handle Naruto by yourself?
Madara: ... Hah, you always were a smart mouth... Then go! I don't need you to take care of this anyway!
Kabuto: Akashi, let's go. I'll be in touch... Later.
Narrator: A hole appeared in the barrier as Kabuto and Akashi stepped past Madara and leaped out of it.
Madara: Humph, you always were one to avoid trouble...
Narrator: Madara then jumped on top of the Gedo Mazo statue and performed some hand seals as a large force of chakra leaked out of it and into him.
Madara: I still need your Kyuubi to be able to obtain the final piece of the final path, and the Juubi will be mine! However, I may still use the other eight Bijuus' chakra powers in the meantime by becoming their host, so this should do for now...
Narrator: The statue vanished as Madara approached Naruto and Killerbee.
How is he able to take the task of controlling eight Bijuus at once so easily? Kid, can you fight?
Naruto: Yeah this is nothing!
Narrator: Naruto furiously got up as he readied himself to battle Madara.
Naruto: Killerbee, I know you're too weak to battle right now. I'll cover you while you try to find a way out of this barrier.
Naruto: *In thought* 'Damn it I need to think of something and fast. I need to get a hold of this poison so that I'll be able to fight properly.'
Narrator: Naruto's mind slipped away as he saw flashbacks of his friends from all around the Allied Shinobi Nation. How Sasuke and him battled countless times, till the end of which he finally was able to turn him back. From how Sakura cried for him to bring Sasuke back and till the time he finally could see the smile upon her face while leaving for Konoha again after attending the meeting to decide Sasuke's fate in Kumo, twelve years ago. How his senseis trusted him, Jiraiya's smile of confidence and Kakashi's fate in him that he one day would surpass Minato. From the day he kneeled down before the 4th Raikage, pleading for Sasuke's life, and how the cloud shinobis rejected his call and looked down on him, to the day he finally became Hokage. Hinata with his newborn daughter in hand and Jiraiya's unrivaled spirit that he one day would surpass his father and become Hokage, just like him. From all the times he stood up to protect those he cared about and that he swore he would deal with Madara and Kabuto once and for all and finally bring ever lasting peace to the shinobi world. His father and mother's fate and love in him that he would bring on the new generation and defeat this new threat to the world.
Naruto: This will be the final battle! I will take you down and bring on true peace to this world!
Madara: There can only be one peace... My peace!
Narrator: Naruto turned on his Sage mode again as he was panting heavily. He sat down on one knee and placed both his arms on the ground, seemingly trying to get up, as he raised his head to watch over Madara's movement.
Madara: Still not able to stand I see? Seems like there won't be problem taking you down after all. Kabuto's plan is actually working for onc... ?!... *ugh!*...
Narrator: In a blink of an eye, Madara went flying to the other side of the barrier and hit the wall with a mighty force.
Madara: *Thinking* '*Ugh*, Damn it...What and how?!...'
Narrator: While Madara was approaching Naruto, a earth clone attacked him from behind with an elbow thrust and before Madara realized what happened and regained balance, Naruto used his top speed and ran straight into him from the front with a rasengan, hitting him dead center. To avoid taking more damage from hitting the wall of the barrier, he went transparent to slip right through it, but to his surprise, he went slamming into it and actually took some damage.
Madara: *Thinking* '!! So that's why he put both his arms on the ground, pretending to be weakened, so that he could summon an earth clone to attack me from behind, how could I be so careless?!... Maybe I shouldn't underestimate him after all...'
Narrator: Madara got up as he stretched out his arm to touch the barrier.
Madara: *Thinking* 'Huh, that bastard...'
Narrator: Madara turned his body transparent to try and slip through the barrier, but soon discovered that he couldn't.
Madara: *Thinking* 'So that's why I hit the wall instead of slipping through it... !!'
Narrator: Suddenly he remembered what Kabuto said when they put up the barrier earlier;
"Kabuto: ... but beside that, nothing gets in... or out for that matter, unless I create a hole for them to enter in through."
Madara: *Thinking* 'That bastard Kabuto, so this is what he meant by that. Looks like he wanted us to have a fair fight after all. First I'll deal with Naruto and then I'll find a way to get out of here and deal with Kabuto myself...'
Continued: Not a bad move there... Uzumaki Naruto... You're actually the second person to be able to fool and hit me with a Rasengan... The first one being no other than the 4th Hokage Namikaze Minato... I guess it lies in the will of fire or should I say, in the Family blood, huh? After all you do look a lot like your Father...
Madara: Did you really think that I didn't knew? Hah, you're mocking my intelligence... Not bad to get in an attack like that, however I won't let my guard down again. Prepare yourself!
So he's really going to be serious now...
Naruto: It doesn't matter, your reign of terror ends now!
Narrator: Naruto Stretched out both his arm as a kage bunshin appeared beside him and placed both his arms on top of Naruto's. Chakra began to develop as ten mini RasenShurikens appeared on each of his fingertips.
Madara: *In Thought* 'Hmm, that's a new one... So this is the technique Akashi mentioned earlier...'
Naruto: Futon: Rain of RasenShurikens!
Narrator: Naruto flung all the ten mini shurikens at Madara as they all expanded to even bigger size than normal ones.
Madara: Impressive, but it's not going to work on me...
Narrator: As the ten RasenShurikens was about to hit him, Madara went transparent and all of them went straight through him.
Narrator: But the attack wasn't over, Naruto steered the ten Rasenshurikens in ten different directions as they all went straight through Madara one by one in a circled pattern, forcing Madara to stay transparent to avoid getting hit and un-abling him to solidify.
Naruto: You got to solidify sooner or later! I can keep this up for as long as I like!
Good going kid!
Madara: ... Muhahahahah, you actually know about my limit of staying transparent? I'm surprised that information ever leaked out.
Naruto: Yes, I know your limit is five minutes, so either way, you can't attack or escape now. If I'll manage to keep this going for five minutes, you will eventually get hit!
Madara: Impressive... To think that Konan actually managed to tell someone about my secret before dying. However, did you really think you had me now? That you were suppose to beat me this easily? Not what I've would have expected from a real Hokage...
Madara: Allow me to demonstrate.
Narrator: While the ten RasenShurikens kept following the unbroken pattern of hitting Madara without stop, Madara suddenly countered by sinking down into the earth.
Naruto: Damn, I should have thought of that!
Narrator: Naruto steered all his Rasenshurikens up in the air as he smashed them all to the ground at the same time, where Madara disappeared down to. A huge crater was left as Naruto leaped forward to get closer to it. However once he got there, he saw Madara standing on the bottom of it, but there was no ground below him. Only the bottom of the barrier.
Madara: So this barrier really is bulletproof... Very well, looks like I'm not going anywhere before this fight is over. At least it's big enough to fight in...
Narrator: He said as he jumped up from the crater and on the opposite side of Naruto.
Madara: So what's your next plan... Naruto?
Narrator: Madara said as he leaped across the gap, raising his Gunbai to strike at Naruto. To counter Naruto pulled out two kunais which he charged with Wind and Fire Element as he leaped towards Madara. Right before they clashed, Naruto suddenly disappeared and reappeared behind Madara's back.
Narrator: Naruto flung his elemental kunais through Madara's back, however Madara seemingly expecting this went transparent causing Naruto to go straight through him before he stroke at him with his weapon in mid-air. Naruto managed to turn around, blocking with the kunais as they both went straight for the bottom of the crater.
Narrator: After exchanging a couple of blows and right before hitting the ground, Naruto disappeared once again and reappeared on the top of the crater beside Killerbee as Madara landed softly on his feet at the bottom floor. They both followed up by glaring intensely at each other before Madara retorted;
Madara: 'Seems like you got your father's speed. And not only that, but the effect of Kabuto's poison seems to be wearing off... I think it's time for the real battle to start!'
Narrator: Madara jumped away from the crater and all the way over to the other side of the barrier.
Naruto: This is not going to be an easy battle... Every time I try to foul him and hit him with one of my attack, he always manage to go transparent. There just got to be a way of cracking his code... Killerbee, how do you feel? Are you able to battle? If we're going to take out Madara, we need to come up with a combined attack to manage to get to him.
Yeah I'll manage, let's do this kid and crush this mid!
Narrator: Killerbee seemed to get his powers back, even though he just had had his beast taken from him, as he forced himself to battle.
Narrator: The two of them began to run straight at Madara.
Madara: An attack from the front? Very well!
Narrator: Kabuto, together with Akashi, had proceeded to met up with Ryu and Nobunaga. From a distance, Sasuke was secretly watching the four of them meeting.
Kabuto: Everything is going according to plan. Sasuke did follow you, right?
Ryu: Yes, he should be here any minute now...
Nobunaga: Or just laying in ambush, waiting for the right moment to attack.
Sasuke: *In thoughts* 'What exactly is Kabuto scheming? Why would he call two of Akatsuki's main members back from the frontline and try to draw me in?'
Akashi: Should we call for him?
Kabuto: Sasuke! I know you're out there, so there is no point in hiding anymore.... Just show yourself already!
Narrator: Not long from the barrier, Kabuto, Akashi, Ryu and Nobunaga had met up in the outskirt of a deep and dark forest as Sasuke had played along with kabuto's plan and followed the two Akatsuki members as they made their retreat.
Sasuke: What are you scheming, Kabuto?...
Kabuto: So you did decide to show up... How wonderful. Well actually I'm not scheming anything at all, really - Kehehehe...
Kabuto: Well originally, I had planned on taking revenge on you one day for what you did to Orochimaru sama, and this would seem to be the perfect moment to do so...
Sasuke: So that's why they "tried" to lure me to follow them, so that we could battle?!
Narrator: Sasuke said as he turned on his Mangekyo Sharingan.
Sasuke: Then let's get over with it!
Kabuto: Kehehehe... Not at all, really...
Narrator: He said with a lurking, yet firm smile.
Kabuto: Actually I was wondering if you could do me a favor...
Sasuke: !! What do you mean?
Kabuto: Well my plans... my goals were never the same as Madara's. In fact, he's really an unreliability to my plan, and an obstacle in my path. I've only sided with him for these last years to achieve and further my own goal!
Sasuke: And why would I do you a favor? I should crush you right here right now!
Narrator: Dark, purple chakra began to emerge from Sasuke as the first stage of Susanoo began to form. However, Kabuto remained calm.
Kabuto: Relax... I'm only here to talk, or more like giving you an ultimatum!
Kabuto: That's right... You can either decide to fight the four of us to the end and maybe, just maybe you'll stand victorious... or...
Narrator: Kabuto lifted his hand and pointed it in the direction of where the barrier with Madara, Naruto and Killerbee stood.
Kabuto: Or... You could go help out Naruto and get rid of Madara once and for all...
Kabuto: I know that your goal has been to take revenge on Madara ever since you turned back to those Shinobi army rats, twelve years ago... You even managed to become Active Tsuchikage for this Kage meeting... I must say that's quite a feat... So... What is it going to be... Sasuke?
Narrator: Sasuke's thoughts battled back and forth on what to do as he eventually made up his mind.
Sasuke: Fine... In exchange of letting you go, you'll give me access through that barrier, so that I can help Naruto out and defeat Madara once and for all... Is that it?
Kabuto: Exactly... It will be a Win-Win situation... I get rid of Madara, you get your revenge...
Sasuke: How do I know if you're telling the truth?
Kabuto: That's the thing...
Kabuto: You don't... You will just have to take a leap of fate in me, kehehehe.
Sasuke: Hah! Now why would I believe that you would actually grant me access instead of just sending me over there without letting me through while you guys make your escape?
Kabuto: Like I said, Win-Win situation.
Sasuke: So what are your plans anyway? Let's say I trust you and me and Naruto manages to defeat Madara, how do we know that I chose the right thing? How can I be certain that Madara is the bigger villain here? I should just take you out first to make the barrier crumble and then help Naruto! Two birds with one stone...
Kabuto: Look... You've already wasted enough time. The longer you wait, more likely is Madara to defeat Naruto, collect his Kyuubi and obtain the final path to become the new Sage of Six Paths. If that happens, he'll also become an unstoppable force to deal with in the process. Quite frankly, I don't see anyone else beside you and Naruto defeating him in his current state. How would anyone be able to deal with him if he achieves his goal?... Gone once... Gone twice... Gone T...
Sasuke: Alright!... You have a deal, but be sure to mind your back, Kabuto, as this is not the last you've seen from me. Once Madara is down, you're next...
Narrator: Sasuke turned his back on them as he was just about to aid Naruto when Kabuto said one final thing.
Kabuto: That might be, however the real question is if you'll be able to stop me, even track me down. Maybe I'll even find you first, kehehehe...
Kabuto: Btw, you will need this seal to get through the barrier...
Narrator: Kabuto threw a metal look-alike object on the ground in front of Sasuke as the four of them turned their backs on him and disappeared into the woods. Sasuke bent down and picked it up as he discovered that the object had a seal on it that said; "Portal."
Sasuke: This thing better work... Madara... Your end is near!
Narrator: Sasuke went on to head straight for the barrier.
Akashi: You think they will manage to beat Madara?
Kabuto: We'll just have to wait and see how their true potentials turns out to be, in the battle of their lives...
Nobunaga: So we'll head to stage two now?
Kabuto: Yes, it's not far...
Ryu: I can't wait to check out their facial expressions when we arrive, muhahaha...
Kabuto: Let's go.
Narrator: He said as the four of them increased their speed.
Naruto: *Pant* Pant*
Naruto... I can't keep up much longer in this state... *Huff... Huff* Your shadow clone attack combined with my Lariat didn't work... Madara is a dork.
Narrator: A large smoke from Naruto's shadow clones were filling the scenery as they could barely see Madara on the other side of it.
Naruto: Hold on Bee, we just need to find a way to restrain him from going under the ground, or else we won't be able to take advantage of his five minutes limit...
Madara: Hahaha, you really thought that would work on me?! Now witness the true might of the Uchiha!
Narrator: Madara went straight for Killerbee and Naruto as he formed some hand-seals.
Madara: Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu! (Fire Style: Great Fireball Technique!).
Narrator: The fireball went straight for the two, forcing them to split up to avoid being hit. The fireball went straight through the middle of the two and crashed in the other end of the barrier. As Killerbee and Naruto still were in the air from dodging the fireball, Madara followed up...
Madara: About time I tried out some of the Rinnegan's power, don't you think?
Naruto: !! *Thinking*: 'He's just begun using his real powers and Killerbee is already exhausted. The poison is wearing off and I should be able to regain my chakra level soon... Just hold on Bee!'
Narrator: Madara stretched out his arm as he pointed it at Killerbee who was just about to land from the previous attack.
Madara: Banshō Ten'in! (Universal Pull!).
Narrator: Killerbee was swung towards Madara as a long spike came out from the end of his Gunbai.
Naruto: !! Watch out! *Thinking*: 'I just have to make it! Damn this stupid poison!'... Killerbee!
Madara: Too late.
Narrator: Killerbee was pierced right through his stomach with the spike, as Madara pushed it straight through him. He then followed up with his Kama (Sickle), which were chained to his Gunbai, attempting to strike Killerbee down once and for all. But as he was just about to hit him, he saw Naruto closing in, and in a defensive maneuver, he pulled out the spike of Killerbee, as Killerbee fell to the ground. He then countered Naruto's kunai with the kama instead, as a fierce lockdown followed. Before Naruto manage to act, Madara did a roundhouse kick and hit Naruto straight in his chest, sending him flying on his back towards the other end of the barrier. As he was just about to hit the end of the barrier, he noticed a huge fireball coming towards him, but due to the strike dealt by Madara, he wasn't able to dodge it as he got hit full force and smashed into the barrier as he landed with his face down on the ground.
Naruto: *Ugh*... Killer...be-e....
Narrator: Naruto watched as Madara raised his Gunbai once more and plunged the spike into Killerbee's chest.
Madara: That's one down.
Naruto: ...No....It can't be?... Nooooo!!
Narrator: Huge among of red chakra emerged out of Naruto as he went straight for Madara. Madara tried to block, but Naruto was coming in too fast for Madara to react, punching him straight to his face and sent him flying on the back, making his mask crack. Naruto followed up with sending two Kyuubi chakra arms towards him and smashed at Madara laying on the ground. But just as he was about to hit, Madara went transparent and Naruto smashed right through him and into the ground.
Madara: Seems like I triggered some anger in you...
Narrator: Madara jumped away as Naruto tried to restrain his anger, making the Kyuubi cloak slowly disappear. Naruto checked on Killerbee as he discovered the sad, but harsh truth.
Madara: This is not the first time someone close to you dies right before you, is it?
Madara: Yes, I know how you weren't able to save Fukasaku during your fight with Pain back in the days. Only this time, there won't be anyone to revive the dead!
Naruto: Madara... I!...
Narrator: Naruto suddenly heard a voice inside, speaking to him.
Kyuubi: How can you be this reckless?! Use your brain and analyze the situation before barging in. You can do better than this. You can even use my powers if you want and really need to...
Naruto: I know... Damn... It's just that this poison is setting me back.
Kyuubi: What Poison?
Narrator: Suddenly, Naruto sensed that all the traces of the poison was gone.
Narrator: Puzzled over why the poison was gone, Naruto tried to come up with an answer.
Kyuubi: Didn't you pay attention to when Kabuto explained the poison to you? It would eventually wear off because of me... and now that you based your last attacks with an overdose of my chakra, the poison was eliminated once and for all. Now to deal with Madara!
Madara: You actually managed to destroy my mask... Very well, I don't need it anyways to fight you...
Narrator: Naruto looked up at Madara as he saw his mask split in two and fell to the ground. A vicious view met him, as he gazed upon Madara. He saw a face that had been through countless changes, old flesh and gore hung from his left chin as white goo dripped on the ground.
Naruto: ?! So that's how your true face looks like...
White Zetsu: So he actually managed to destroy Madara's mask...
Black Zetsu: It seems so..
Narrator: As both Zetsus were watching and recording the battle secretly, Naruto turned on his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.
Naruto: Time to get serious!
Narrator: As Naruto was just about to launch another offensive, something caught his and Madara's eye. Coming in from Naruto's left, a hole in the barrier appeared as another man stepped in.
Madara: !! How?!
Sasuke: Hah, seems like this seal worked after all. Kabuto actually told the truth... Not interrupting anything, am I?
Sasuke: That's right...
Naruto: What are you laughing about?!
Madara: Seems like this was Kabuto's plan all along. To get you two together so that you could destroy me. Heh, this is actually the best outcome I could have hoped for. Now I'll be able to get rid of both of you at once!
Sasuke: Don't get too full of yourself Madara, it will be your downfall!
Narrator: Sasuke went over to Naruto as he turned on his EMS and full force Susanoo
Sasuke: How are you managing?
Naruto: I... Let's do this, Sasuke.
Madara: So I guess you already know and understand, that the one you took down wasn't the real me, Sasuke?
Sasuke: Yeah, Suigetsu told me all about it.
Narrator: Flashback fades in as we go twelve years back in time.
Sasuke: So what was the Intel you and Jugo managed to discover? You said the Madara I took down back there wasn't the real one?
Suigetsu: Shouldn't you be taking it slow for now? I mean, you were just accepted by the alliance and allowed to stay in Iwa. Shouldn't you relax for awhile before going after Madara again?
Sasuke: Just tell me what you got...
Suigetsu: All right, all right... Well for starters I said that the rumors were that the Madara you took down wasn't the real one. Well the truth is that it wasn't a rumor, but more of something that I believe to be true from something Kabuto once told me and Jugo...
Suigetsu: Relax, nothing like that, just let me explain. The details is not that important, but I did at some point exchange dna samples from the previous seven swordsmen, including my brother, with Intel on Madara's secret to long life.
Sasuke: Wait... What?! When? And why?! You gave Kabuto dna samples of the seven swordsmen? Do you know what impact they had during the war?! If this comes out you will be in trouble!
Suigetsu: Relax already, they don't need to hear the details, just let me explain... After the kage summit at the beginning of the war, me and Jugo were captured. We later escaped of course, but before that a mysterious man visited us while we were jailed and used more or less the same strategy as I did when I visited you while you were jailed. Not a big thing really. Well anyways, at first I was unsure of who he was, but as he introduced himself, I recognized him from the days when I was trapped in Orochimaru's lair. It was Kabuto himself. However he was not there to set free me and Jugo, in fact he just left afterwards and we had to free ourselves later on. He knew about my past and about my brother and told me he wanted to negotiate a deal. He said he knew that I had dna samples of the swordsmen stored up somewhere and he wanted to know where. He offered to share a secret on Madara as he was sure that it would come in handy one day, and that day seems to have come.
Sasuke: You had dna samples on the previous swordsmen? Why... And What secret?
Suigetsu: Never mind that... Well that Madara occasionally moves his soul from an old Zetsu body to a new one. That Madara's real body was destroyed back in his fight with Hashirama. Since then, he has been transporting his soul from one Zetsu body to another. So even if you destroy him, you won't be able to defeat him...
Sasuke: What?! So you're saying that he's able to transport his soul to another host? Counting all the Zetsus in his force, he would have dozen of hosts to change to?!
Suigetsu: Exactly... However Kabuto didn't tell us how he does it, but... He did mention that when Orochimaru joined Akatsuki, he helped Madara perfect his technique as one of the few that really knew who the real leader of Akatsuki was beside Zetsu and Itachi, in other words, he trusted him and now... nobody knows what he's able to do...