Re: Would Madara retreat
I'm not so sure about him not needing an arm for his teleportation.
Originally Posted by PowerOfDarkness
I'm not sure about this since I can not find a reference to it in the manga anymore but I feel like I read somewhere that madara once said that he only needed to get hold of his opponent to be able to teleport them , that he needed to touch them.
I think that is why his arm got infected with torune's nanosized bugs when he sucked him up. because from torune's way of acting (taking of his clothes and his gloves, and how he reacted when he infected his partner) I can only sumarize that his bugs spread whenever he touches something, or with some limited control. I say limited because he did infect his partner without his will but he did inject his partner also with the antidote also by touching him.
but this lilited control is why he wares gloves and took them off before the fight.
so when madara touched torune to be able to suck him up the bugs would automaticaly spread into whatever part madara is touching torune with, normaly you would touch someone with your hand since it has the farthest reach.
if madara did not need to touch him to activate his jutsu he would never have gotten infected, certainly not in his arm, perhaps his face since that is where the jutsu passes through
madara also grabes konans neck with his hands befor the sucking begins and he would have to be solid/vulnerable for that, and konan could have known this. I suppose that this requirement to touch his opponent is why madara's arm got blown off.
but hey, he still got one arm left, and he can easely reattach another one, he did it before so why run now, so (on topic) I think he will continue the fight unless there are some requirements we don't know about yet