Re: Final Verdict On Hiruzen
its simple as this....
you could regenerate when obito hit you when he was not in full control(tobirama, and hiruzen).
However, once obito got control, is when he could inflict permanant damage to an edo(this is do to a additional technique obito began to use, not the black rods themselves)
. So unless he randomly killed hiruzen again, hiruzen at least WAS regenerating.
We dont know the range of obitos technique(the one that can inflict permanent damage) and whether or not he can use anything other than the black rods to do it.
There are only 5 reasonable explanations that could explain why hiruzen is not back yet
1. When obito gained control, he nullified hiruzens regeneration.
2. Hiruzen got permanetly killed by the tbbs that just happened.
3. Headshots kill edos.
4. He was still regenerating after takeing fatal damage.
5. Kishi simply hasnt given him panel time and he is regened already
I think it is number 4.(also it doesnt help that he mightve just taken more damage from the tbb.)
People are jumping the gun that just because he hasnt been shown yet, means he is gone. Until we see a hiruzen dead body, we must assume he is still regenerating. fatal wounds take quite some time to regenerate.
Saying hiruzen is dead, is like saying kakashi is dead.
Neither are confirmed, so it must be assumed both are still alive, until their dead bodies are shown.
It would be near pointless for hiruzen to have made those observations, then die for good.
I suspect we will see a bit more of him soon.(hiruzen is old, and isnt nearly as good in a fight as other hokages. His main role is likely a support.