Re: Sasuke can be forgiven because he never really killed anyone?
I would think posing as a threat to Konoha would be reason enough for him not to be forgiven. Fact is, that Naruto and Itachi are the only two Sasuke could really call his true allies since their intentions are for his happiness and his freedom. Naruto is the only one alive who hasn't felt the will to kill him, undermining that he's his equal. Sasuke's intent is murder. That won't be overlooked. For him, I don't think it is a matter of forgiveness any longer, since he could quite bluntly not give much of a shit. It's succeed in his mission of vengeance, or be killed trying... Which in my highest demands, won't happen.
Hes been wanted dead since Raikage came all up in the house. I think that's when the matter was interpreted vital.
People.. Such as Sakura... Have tried to kill him. Would they pay the penalty for it? No. Because he's wanted dead. If he's wanted dead, they aren't very open about forgiving him...Yes?
However, if Naruto becomes Hokage, let's all just say none of this would matter.
I think this is all a great synthesization of humanity itself. People haunted by anger and disgust toward an individual tend to deem them irredeemable. They look past the fact that these claims make them look just as bad. Who says they're saints who can appoint a person irredeemable? Bah..
Sasuke is capable of innocence in my eyes, because hes had it before. I understand this because I was a GREAT person before my family was torn apart. This may have escaped their notice, but, Sasuke was once innocent... Without the guilt of the "blood" on his hands. After all.. He did say his dreams are of the past... It's the most valuable factor of his life.
Humanity itself is a hopeless case when it comes to this.. They don't realize that there is always a cause of hatred, and to attack an individual and not the cause of hatred... Can only send this hatred into an ongoing cycle. It's their tragedy, I guess.
I do think that as long as this innocence had at some point in time existed.. There is a place inside of him that lives and breathes as that innocence.
Or maybe that's just me.