Re: Do Not Underestimate Uchiha Obito
even if you disagree with obito being maybe not THE main antagonist, but one of them, you can't deny what he's done with his mastermind-like methods of maniuplation alone. Look at how much of the entire plot of naruto he's secretly controlled. i'm not talking about power here. a real antagonist is a certain kind of character, not just some all-powerful guy who imposes fear upon force. obito has done what he shouldn't have been able to, considering how weak he was compared to the likes of nagato and other enemies, including his own allies who should have been able to plot against and kill him at will. he's done way more with his mind than with power. he's mastered the art of living in the shadows. he's single-handedly controlled a mizukage. forget kabuto's little checker board, obito's a master at chess. he can find his enemy's strength and use it against him. who can reasonably plot against obito without at least giving something up?
and forget the fact that he didn't have a real reason to turn evil. i guarantee, p*ssy was not on obito's mind when he rampaged and killed those mist fodders or wherever they were from. It will take certain triggers to cause certain reactions in certain people.
here's my tier list of antagonists not based on power but characteristics & charisma:
all others are fodders at heart before these 5.
that's just the mental aspect of it. if we're talking power, obito came from being a fodder to taking on reinforcement armies, fodderizing a Konan who planned his death for years, ALMOST FODDERIZING KM NARUTO before kakashi came to his rescue, and eventually pushing bm naruto + kakashi + Bee + Guy to their limit. and on top of that, madara claimed it looked like he was having fun with them because he saw they were still alive.
only roach & madara can compete with obito when it comes to longevity & survivability. obito survived by ACCIDENT with his own ability. theoretically speaking, he has no reason to die at all. he can escape from any enemy besides a kakashi he can solo low difficulty, and perhaps a 2nd hokage who may have a chance at competing with his s/t jutsu. and he has hashi's cells which can extend his life a significant amount at least 3 times longer (madara is proof)