Slug sage mode, Byakugo, Tsunade, Hashirama and SAKURA.
I had made a thread recently about Hashirama having a possible Mokuton or Slug sage mode.
However, I am gonna kill the Mokuton part in this thread and go 100% for Slug sage mode.
Lets start with bringing Tsunade into this theory about slug sage mode.
Tsunade has Byakugo:
When written as '白毫', byakugō means 'Ūrṇā' (Literally meaning "Fine White Hair"), which is a white swirl of fine hair on the forehead of the Buddha, represented in art by a spiral or a dot, or even a gem or pearl. It represents the third eye which allows one to see past the mundane world and into the divine world. This is a clear allusion to the diamond mark on Tsunade's forehead.
A spiral, a dot, a third eye. Lets take a look at Hashirama shall we?
Look what is forming on his forehead, in the bottom right picture.
Hashirama has the third eye on his forehead.
What Tsunade could have been doing is storing Senjutsu chakra into the diamond on her forehead, to use Byakugo.
It wouldnt be to troublesome for Kishi to reveal later on, that Tsunade has been using a form of Slug sage mode.
Kishi could refer to it as Senpou: Byakugo later on.
We know Orochimaru could store his Senjutsu chakra in the curse seals, for example, on Anko.
Tsunade should be capable of storing Senjutsu chakra as well.
Madara said that both Tsunade and Hashirama, can use healing without seals. That they use the same thing.
She told him that she didnt inherit the Mokuton from Hashirama, but that she inherited his will and as shown, the same ability as Hashirama, to heal without seals.
Look what happens to Hashirama's scratch wounds, when he enters his sage mode. They fade, cause he is healing himself.
Do you know who has a similar symbol to the pattern that appears on Hashirama his forehead?
It is Haruno Sakura!and conveniently, Sakura doesnt have a huge forehead for nothing.
Kishi hasnt given her a similar symbol for no reason.
The paintings on Hashirama's face, could be seen as the the four Antennas of a slug.
Sakura will get a slug contract no doubt. She is Tsunade's student and the only known person to have inherited her CES (chakra enhanced strength). Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke are the Neo Sannin.
Sasuke, Snake and Hawk.
Kishi hints at such things way before he implies them in the story.
These pages are from the first 5 chapters of the story.
Mount Myōboku, where you can learn Toad Sage mode.
Ryūchi Cave, where you can learn Snake/Dragon Sage mode
and the third place Shikkotsu Forest(humid bone forest, a damp forest, where slugs fit perfectly), where you can learn Slug Sage mode.
Hashirama can use Sage mode of the slugs.
Tsunade can do this as well, but maybe imperfect, just as Oro and Jiraiya have imperfect sage abilities.
Byakugo uses the power of Slug sage mode.
Tsunade and Hashirama use Byakugo.
Sakura will learn this ability.
I would like to add:
It doesnt matter that Hashirama used a Mokuton jutsu in his sage mode. It can still be a Slug Sage mode. He just uses his Sage mode to empower his already existing jutsus. Sage mode increases and changes your senses, speed, strength and jutsus.
Kishi announced that after he is done developing Kakashi, that it will be Sakura her turn.
Soon your jaws :whoa: will drop in awe, when Sakura will take the spot light.