Why the killed naruto was a clone and what naruto did !
I did not take a look at all actual threats, i hope this threat wasn't make before, if so my apologize!
First of all i want to clear a misconception
What did naruto really mean at this page :
he said that he can feel sasukes chakra clearly, but a few chapters ago he said that he can't sense sasuke.
I think naruto meant that he can feel that sasuke is alive, due to the connection between the ting and yang seal.
He know that sasuke is there anyway, cause their souls are relative with each other.
What did naruto there :
In the third last panel he says that he is the real one, but in the second last pannle his thoughts weren't shown.
I believe that the moment he got very close to kaguyas s/t door he switched to sensor type to sense and prove to himself whether sasuke is present in this place or kaguya just goes to an other place to trick naruto.
He switched to sensor type while getting nearer the s/t door and noticed that sasuke won't be at that place. the door was open so i would say it is possible for naruto to sense the chakra in this area, cause he was mostly entering it. ( i still talked about the second last panel of page 12 )
He was right the place wasn't the place where sasuke is, it wasn't the desert it was kaguyas core dimension.
The moment he is mostly entering the door he switched places with an other kage bun shin near the original via Kawarimi no Jutsu.
The real one was about to enter, but noticed kaguya want to trick him and switched places with a cage bun shin to gain infos, while his kage bun shin enters a new unknown area.
he said it earlier that he will revert to old tactics
again the last 3 panels of this page.
So the naruto who died in the core dimension was a cage bun shin, thats the reason why all other Shadowclones are still in the ice world with kakashi. The clone gained infos about kaguya which he shared with all other clones.
In my opinion its a good way to explain why naruto, even though he said " I the original..." was at least a shadow clone with whom he changed places.
Your thoughts ?