Re: Obito's not home right now, but please leave a message at the BOOM.
I thought these were just the themes that Kishimoto is obsessed with....The Naruto world is filled with intentional parallels between characters, characters that while exist in different forms are essentially the same in many ways replaying the same events over and over again. The Younger son and the Elder, Hashirama Madara, Obito Kakashi, Naruto Sasuke, etc Team 7 etc Its all repeating itself over and over. I never read into it too much, I just thought Kishimoto was obsessed with the themes and kept repeating them (kinda boring in my opinion but meh).
Originally Posted by Gyakusetsu
Are you suggesting that these events are somehow influenced and contrived by some insidious force? (May the force be with you :p) I mean its an interesting concept...But It would have to be something beyond what we've seen, they only entity I can think of with power over reality to that level would be the Sage of Six Paths...almost like some grand experiment to see who was right the younger son or the elder.
The sage favored the younger but is that really the truth, by creating conflict between his sons he forced both of them to test their ideals and beliefs against each other. Somebody as smart as the Sage of six paths wouldn't make such a dumb mistake as to not realize that favoring one brother over another would create conflict and hate. If he had the gift of foresight, which if his prediction about Naruto is as it appears then he likely knew what would happen when he made his decision on his death bed. So the Sage isn't really dead....so much so as he is manipulating reality in such a way as to constantly force this "competition" between pseudo younger elder son pairs to eventually see who proves true and the "heir".....Wow talk about a twisted idea....
What you were saying about Obito's question "Who are you" Is he asking the Juubi or Minato. I think because the picture of Minato was torn off he had forgotten about him that's why he asked he couldn't remember him, He was about to forget Rin when the picture was pulled back together.