Re: Theory: Possible Characters that could have started The Bloody Mist !
Well the best explanation would be civil war. That way Madara could control the village from the shadows and keep it out of sight and war with other villages.
Originally Posted by alexu9696
Akatsuki was said to be started in Kiri (Raikages statement in Kage meeting), but yet the only thing we know was that Yahiko started it, unless it did really start in Kiri, but then when Madara found the right timing for awakening rinnengan he went to Ame for whatever unknown reason. Well it's a long shot, but the Akatsuki in Ame grew famous, or so Nagato said. So wouldn't raikage know this?
Yet he says it started in Kiri. It may be because it "started" with recruiting its main members in Kiri. But we only know when Kisame and Itachi joined. We don't know how long Oro was in Akatsuki, but it seems like he and Sasori were the first members. Then Itachi, then Kisame, then Deidara. At least from the knowledge we have. But that also doesn't make sense, since only Kisame was recruited in Kiri, but perhaps Nagato recruited the others.
I don't think we know enough about Kakuzu and Hidan to say when they were recruited, but Kakuzu seemed to have been a very important member, and he also talked as if he had been a member for a while. Probably he had been collecting bounties for akatsuki for long, also since he said all his former team mates got killed by himself, but wth would he be doing in Kiri xD
Anyway long story short, we simply do not know enough about Kiri to make assumptions, but it is strange that the raikage seemed sure about Akatsuki having its roots there, when the main part of the members would really have nothing to do there..