Re: How did the 1st Hokage defeated Uchiha Madara?
I had some new ideas I wanted to post with my original post but i couldn't. So i re posted all the whole thing as some stuff is answered.
There's a lot mystery regarding this fight, so I just thought I'd share my thoughts on this fight.
A DETAILED flashback is required to know how this fight went down. I think a movie on this these two clans would BE PREFECT.
There are few things I noticed about this battle and the pages leading up to the page we saw (Madara x Fox) vs Hashirama.
The thing I wondered about this fight is why did Madara even summon/call the fox to the fight?
Based from the flashback pages it was made as through Madara and Hashirama were near equals and they have fought many times. So if in fact they were rivals in terms of power that would explain why they survived the many encounters they fought.
So I reenacted how I think the fight went down.
Madara as a last ditch effort fought Hashirama with the EMS for the first time.
He somehow was losing the fight most likely due to Hashirama's stamina as he inherited his body's perfection from the So6P AND his VAST knowledge of techniques(The Third hokage actually talks a little about this at very start of the manga).
So to try and win the fight even after the element of surprise (EMS) failed he called/summoned the Fox. Now I believe at this point it was a fight between Hashirama and the nine tails as Madara surely would have been exhausted by then.
For those who don't understand how I came up the conclusion how Hashirama hasn't seen the EMS before this fight was from the order of events shown in the manga.
1) It was first shown Madara and Hashirama have fought many times.
2) Madara mentions the fights with Hashirama got him famous and the Uchiha clan's enemies grew from the encounters with the Senju clan. So Madara took he's brothers eyes to obtain EMS for the clan's protection or for himself, either case it doesn't matter.
3) The Senju clan made a truce, and the Uchiha accepted.
4) Hashirama becomes the the First hokage.
5) Madara revolts and challenges(THE FIGHT) Hashirama for the leaf village position.
He can't have had EMS before he took his brother's eyes(2).
Although they could have fought before the truce(3) and after he took his brother's eyes(2).
Also when Madara stated Hashirama gave away the bujj as peace offerings to the other villages he was shown to be wearing the Hokage gown. So this only could have happened after he became hokage(4) and either BEFORE OR AFTER the fight with Madara(5). ONLY A DETAILED FLASHBACK/GAIDEN/MOVIE CAN TELL US FOR SURE when these events actually happened.
But the most amazing thing you could say from this fight is HOW THE **** did Hashirama subdue the FOX. Now I know a lot of you are gonna say "but Hashirama could control the bujj" but Madara already was manipulating the Fox to do his biding so Hashirama would have had to attack Madara, stop him then suppress the Fox. The reason I think Hashirama would had to deal with Madara first then the fox is because of this. When the fox was under the hypnotic control from the sharingan, I was assuming Hashirama would suppress the fox's chakra like how yamato did for Naruto in 4 tail mode. But this would not stop the mind control from the sharingan would it. From the recent chapter(490) we found out the fox has his power split up into two, mind and chakra. The sharingan would control the mind portion and therefore order the fox around, while Hashirama would only suppress the chakra part. So for Hashirama to get rid of the fox completely from the battlefield he would have had to stop the mind control from Madara by attacking Madara, then he be able to get rid of the fox from the battlefield.
So to sum up the fight, it when like this;
1) Madara (EMS) vs Hashirama ... Madara then says oh shit hes still wining.
2) Madara controls Fox vs Hashirama .... Hashirama SOMEHOW subdues the fox.
3) Hashirama knocks out Madara to stop the link between Madara and the fox.
4) Hashirama suppresses the Fox, Fox leaves.
5) Hashirama somehow with his bullshit stamina lands the final blows to an already exhausted Madara.
6) Hashirama believes Madara is dead and SOMEHOW more bullshit occurs where Madara survived the WHOLE ORDEAL.
The other theory popping around this fight is that Hashirama used bujjs himself and would certainly complain lot. But I'm not really convinced Hashirama used any at all. When Madara was talking about this fight(to Sasuke) and about Hashirama's abilities he would have mentioned he used multiple tailed beasts against him. There's no reason for Madara to hold back on the truth like that, it would only make him look A LOT weaker compared to Hashirama. The whole reason he wanted to go against the leaf village was to prove to the world the Uchiha were equals with the Senju(As Hashirama was chosen to be Hokage) and by lying like that it would stand against his principles and beliefs back then. Madara also said Hashirama was the only person he admired, so by saying Hashirama simply used multiple bujjs to defeat him would take away from Hashirama's stature as a shinobi. So basically he could have just have easily said Hashirama used multiple tailed beasts and no one would known the truth anyway. But he didn't.
Here are other scary notions of what Hashirama had to deal with, the Fox had hes FULL powers this was before the Forth sealed half of the Fox's chakra and we all know what 6-8 tails can do from Naruto. Also as stated by Itachi when you gain EMS you get a NEW technique. And based from the sharingan techniques we've seen already it's most likely another bullshit technique. Pretty astounding stuff.
Again please remember this is just SPECULATION. Thanks to the recent information about the fox I was able to think up of decent reenactment of the fight.
Amongst all the mystery lying around this fight one thing has been answered about the degree of control the first hokage has over the tailed beasts. The first hokage could not control the fox's mind to order it around like Madara does via the sharingan. He could only suppress it's chakra and therefore he needed it in a person to control it completely to help him and konoha in the future (Like what Naruto does for Konoha now), otherwise why would he need Mito to seal the fox in within herself if he could control the fox like Madara.
I just thought I mention new speculations mentioned by other guys/myself in this thread, saves you from reading every page of the latest ideas of how this fight went down courtesy of the events shown of how the forth hokage managed to stop the nine tail fox.
We found out recently Mito sealed the fox within the herself, how or when is unknown. Maybe this happened during the fight similar to the forth hokage's encounter. This at the very least takes the fox out the equation leaving the first hokage and Madara to duke it out. I highly doubt Mito wouldn't have been then able to fight using the fox then and there after the sealing. Why you ask? Look how long it took Naruto to control the fox, to think Mito would have been able to do it then and there then start fighting seems way to far fetched. I guess a flashback like the one we got for forth hokage would tell us for sure. Which by the way I think will come because it would add to the story as we would find out how Madara survived, if tobi really ends up being Madara that is. NarutoBase.net - Naruto Manga Chapter 500 - Page 5
Another possibility is the first hokage completely halted/paralyzed the fox similar to that seal Yamato placed on Naruto as he entered 6-tail form but obviously a lot more powerful and disabled the fox from intervening with the battle and then it was sealed within Mito.
Once the fox is out of the picture this still leaves another challenge, Madara. Originally we thought time-space techs were only used by the Forth hokage, then saw Tobi(most advanced one to date) use them and now we know that the 2nd hokage can use similar time-space techniques as well. So this begs the question, do you think the first hokage knew space-time techs as well? Also, but I need someone's knowledge on this, someone told me in fanbook 2 (is there such a thing as fanbook?) it says Madara or Tobi didn't have space-time techniques during the fight. But this needs to be confirmed, as something about this weird because that would mean Tobi's identity isn't in question and hes in fact Madara therefore wasting all our time speculating whos under mask all this time. So if this is true, this could be how he got the upper hand on Madara/fox.
There's a element of the first hokage were not looking into too much, you guys recall the Scroll of seals, written by the first hokage(the one Naruto stole in the first chapter) well I notice there's a scroll with striking resemblance in the picture where Madara and the fox are faced off against the first, could it be the scroll of seals?
Maybe on this scroll there's time-space techs or for that matter other ridiculous techniques that make the shraingan techniques look average?
I think little by little Kishi is showing us how powerful the Senju clan were back in there Glory days.