Funny catch while reading the old chapters.
Is Kishi forshadowing or am I overthinking things?
Chapter 397 is entitled "The one who knows the truth".
And Sasuke went off to speak to the ones who know everything.
Them = Obito and Madara.
This pages practically erases any other option.
- The Elders in Konoha dont know anything about who Itachi was or what the Uchiha Clan was..heck they most likely dont even know as much about Konoha as Orochimaru does.
- I read several theories about the scroll containing info about undoing the Death Reaper seal but again, neither Minato or Hashirama know anything about Itachi and barely something about the Uchiha Clan.
- The parents of Sasuke and Itachi. Orochimaru would be needed to perform Edo Tensei and Juugo and Suigetsu could be the sacrifices but again they barely know anything.
Obito knows who Itachi was, look at my first link again, the page states "..The man who knows the truth about Uchiha Itachi."
Madara as the founder of the clan of course knows what the Uchiha clan was.
And Madara also knows what a village is otherwise he wouldnt have fought till death against Hashirama for the leadership of Konoha.
Actually this would fit to the storyline. Obito + Madara + Juubi are already too much for Naruto and the SA and Madara isnt even going full out and the Juubi is still incomplete.
Madara in his arrogance could tell Sasuke something that pisses him off, this could lead to Sasuke temporary helping Naruto and the SA.
Example: I can imagine that Sasuke would be pretty pissed at Obito if he would learn that he was the cause of the Uchiha massacre (attacking the village with Kyubi which later on led to the Uchiha massacre). And Madara would protect Obito at all cost if that happened because he needs him for the Rinne Tensei
Sasuke + Naruto + SA vs. Obito + Madara + Juubi.
(Just like Vegeta helped Goku several times against villains, stating that he is the only one who´s allowed to kill him lol..we know that Kishi likes DBZ).