Re: I feel sorry for Itachi
Originally Posted by BladerItachi
I think that you're only looking at the negative side of his story and only making it larger than it actually is.
In what sense did Itachi fail in his mission?
The only place where he ''failed'' is that Sasuke learned about his true motives and became evil because of it. But until now, did Sasuke really become such a huge threat to the Shinobi World? No, all he did that was ****ed up and stupid is targeting Bee, besides that he went to get Danzo's head.... and in all honesty, no one can consider Danzo to be a nice and usefull guy to the shinobi world, he caused more trouble than anyone has done.
Itachi succeeded in saving Konoha as well as the Shinobi world with the massacre. - success
With him joining Akatsuki and making a ''deal'' with Obito/Madara, he made sure they would lay off the village - success
Itachi ''fails'' with Sasuke learning the truth about him thus becoming a pawn for Obito- Madara - Fail
Once he was brought back as an edo tensei ;
The trick he had up his sleeve was used on him and not Sasuke, so the Sasuke fail remains, but that fail isnt a complete fail,,, as Itachi saved Naruto and Bee by doing so.
This also gave Itachi the opportunity to meet Sasuke, and while Sasuke isnt good yet, it seems to have had a huge impact on Sasuke's way of seeing things, to the point he may not do his revenge.
Itachi undid the Edo tensei, and just because Madara wasnt unsummoned doesnt mean this isnt success, it's simply not as big of a success as it could have been... it's not a fail, it's a ''smaller'' success.
Itachi succeeded in EVERYTHING he has done as a shinobi, except Sasuke.
But even that isnt a fail until it has completly failed, and it sure hasnt.
Because Itachi made sure to leave many things behind him that would prevent it from failing.
At first it was Shisui's Genjutsu.
Then it was him saving Naruto and making sure Naruto would be there to stop Sasuke. If something didnt go according to the plan, there was an alternative plan for it, so Itachi has not failed until Naruto fails with Sasuke, because Naruto became part of Itachi's plan the moment he entrusted him with Shisui's Mangekyo as well as the moment he saved him from Nagato.
So all i see is success, and an other part of his plan that is on the way to fail but can be saved as timer has yet to finish.