Re: The 3rd Coffin is Madara.
Originally Posted by Megatolium
Dude I like your theory.
But if this is true, that means that Kabuto has been working with Orochimaru all along. BUTTTTT
As Orochimaru said, Kabuto never tried to resurrect him, Sasuske did. I dont think they (oro and kabuto) were working together after Oro died, b/c Kabuto was celebrating finally becoming "stronger" than Orochimaru, and never revived him. If Sasuke could do this, so could Orochimaru
According to this jutsu, the thread assumption is wrong.
When Edo Tensei is performed, the "soul" from the Dead is brought back to life immediately during the ritual. If this was Minato, when Orochimaru did the ritual for the Kages (Orochimaru obviously did the ritual before attacking Konoha) when he used Minato's blood he would have known right then and there during the ritual that he could NOT get his body.
Remember the ritual that Kabuto showed "Tobi"? This proves you have to do that process first BEFORE you are able to summon that Edo. And during the ritual is when the edo is summoned for the 1st time, along with the sacrifice that is given.
If you think that rooftop was the 1st time Orochimaru summoned the Kage, you are wrong. He had to have done this during the ritual to get the Soul to begin with. So no it was never Minato. They obviously had Madara's body, it was Madara dude.