Re: Naruto Manga 499 Discussion and 500 Predictions
Blood related doesn't necessarily mean Senju though, it does mean they are, either another clan descended from the So6P's or one that developed out of marriage to the Senju/Hyuga/Uchiha or some other clan that came from the Sage's sons (there really could be an infinite number of clans that are blood related over a long enough period of time).
Originally Posted by irkool_budd
The debate won't be over about Naruto being Senju until it is made clear that Minato is a direct Senju descendent (which is definitely hinted at by the comparison to the first hokage and his Uzumaki wife) because what was made clear is that the Uzumaki are blood related to the Senju but so are the Hyuga and the Uchiha if you want to get technical. More than likely the Senju and Uzumaki are both clans that came from the So6P's youngest son like the Uchiha and Hyuga are both clans that came from the older son. In either case Naruto most likely received a double dose of the So6P's youngest son's DNA by having both parents blood related to him.
Originally Posted by dryman19
Kishi really likes to work in groups of two with his story so I think it is most likely that the Senju and Uzumaki are much the same as the Hyuga and Uchiha with one clan coming from the other (at least that was one of the theories, that the Uchiha came from the Hyuga at some point in the past). If that is the case I think it is likely that the Uzumaki are the more ancient clan and that the Senju came from them (the reason I think that is because of the Uzumaki's long lives a trait shared by the So6P's). I wish we would have gotten a little bit more info on Hashirama's children because I really would like that direct connection to Tsunade to be clear (was her father or her mother Senju for instance and who did they hook up with to have her). I'm pretty sure we will eventually (hopefully next chapter) get to find out who Minato's parents were (I'm still rooting for Tsunade and Jiraiya) which will give us the final pieces of Naruto's lineage although it won't explain why he isn't a Namikaze unless Minato and Kushina weren't married yet or maybe they wanted to continue the Uzumaki clans name because of its direct link to the So6P's.
In any case quite the twist seems to be developing with Kushina's friend being Sasuke's mother and it appears she was the only one that knew Kushina was on her way to have Naruto. Did she intentionally sell her out? Was Sasuke's father in on it? Is he Madara? So many questions that aren't likely to get answered anytime soon it's driving me nuts. Also why when they talk about the incident 16 years ago do they all just call him the masked man and not once say Madara. I'm really starting to think that Tobi isn't Madara at all and it was Madara's corpse in the coffin Kabuto had. Not to mention what is the connection to the thirds father being named Sasuke, was he Uchiha or was Mikoto maybe his relation (daughter perhaps)? I'm thinking there is an important link there or it wouldn't have been included.
I was hoping for a double or extended chapter but this was awesome all the same, let's just hope it keeps going next week and that we finally get to see Sasuke's new eye's (I'm still betting on Rinnegan)!