Re: Itachi revised
It's a good theory, but their is a lot more to be explained and I doubt Shisui used his MS on Itachi because Edo Itachi got hit by it and did state, "So, that's how it works/looks." If he was hit by it, he wouldn't have said that.
The third tried speaking with them, I'm not really sure if any other Uchiha tried reasoning with them either but Itachi was a mere kid, he was around 13/14 years old before massacring the clan. It's not like anyone would really listen to him, but than we don't even know if he tried or didn't try speaking to them.
Originally Posted by griems
If we assume that he tried, but due to his young age wasn't taken to seriously in this matter. He had about 4 options as far as I can see.
1. Join the Uchiha start war on, Konoho and have other villages attack and lose many people through both sides. Also the Kyuubi was in, Naruto who was only 8/9 years old.
2. Fight a long side Konoho, but whats the point, same as massacring.
3. Just stand around watch the war on a plasma screen TV.
4. Kill the Clan for the sake of the village.
Itachi and Shisui seemed like they had the same ideals. Itachi choose to massacre the Uchiha due to the fact that he didn't want others to find out what they were planning, already we seen that due to the Kyuubi attack, how Uchiha's were treated yet a lone when they find out Uchiha are attacking what would have happened (either succeed or fail). They would either lose or even get exterminated either way with other villages attacking at the same time. It would lead to other nations joining in and taking advantage Konoho would have been taken down and maybe even the village would be completely destroyed. The Uchihas would have been taken as such bad clan, with disgraceful fate.
Itachi choose to act as the main villian to still give hopes to Uchiha. In the start many people praised Sasuke and had high hopes for him. If Itachi didn't do what he had to, I doubt Uchiha's would have either been around Konoho as they would be kicked out for even thinking of attacking the village and no one would have trust on them. The man traded his respect for disrespect/dishonor, his love for hate and so on.
The path he choose wasn't right but doesn't matter how you look at it, if that was no done, we would have been looking at a whole new manga or no manga at all, since due to this war, man others would join risking many lives and destruction of the village also the Kyuubi could have been released.