Re: Kishi ruining the chronology on a whim
(Sorry to the OP.:p I'm gonna go even more off topic than I've been before.)
Originally Posted by itootchi
I disagree that your assumption is as strong as you say it is.
I created a theory a very, very long time ago (it's kinda been confirmed by recent chapters). And its about what really makes Hashirama's DNA so special and sought after. And in a way it also reinforces the assumption that Hashirama was predispositioned to live a much longer life...but for a reason that differs from yours.
Here's an update of that theory:
The point is that Mokuton Release isn't the source that creates/gives life. Yang Release is what's responsible for breathing life into things. And if there's anything that would be responsible for Hashirama having an unusually slow aging process, its would be the ability to convert his chakra into pure Yang chakra. And this is an ability he inherited from the Younger son of the SO6P.