I originally wrote this theory on the Naruto.viz forums. Another user here
copied it without my knowing. But anywho I'm posting it here because
another user here had questions and since I'm the original author of
the original thread I'm gonna try to answer those questions. I also
thought I had created this thread before but maybe not. If I did
and it got deleted I would like to know that the thread got deleted
and preferably why especially when the copied post still remains.
But anywho onto to the theory.
Tobi is Madara.
Kabuto's sixth coffin is that of Madara.
Tobi is still Madara.
Kabuto did NOT summon Madara's body.
Kabuto summoned Madara's SOUL
Madara lost his soul. Madara is an animated living corpse.
Madara is not a zombie as he can still think. He is alive...but soulless
I literally mean Madara has no soul. He lost his soul long ago.
The Sage of The Six Paths sealed the 10 tailed beast in the moon
The Gedo Statue is controlled by the Rinnengan.
The Gedo Statue IS the the body of the 10 tailed beast
Madara summoned the Gedo Statue...from the moon.
In order to do this, Madara had to seal his own soul away
The soul was sealed away in the Hidden Waterfall Village
The Hidden Waterfall Village is where the Sage of the Six Paths died
Madara's fight with Onoki is what led him to find out about all this
Onoki was trying to take over the Hidden Waterfall
Onoki heard rumors of a great power there
Onoki gave up when Madara defeated him.
The Hidden Waterfall thought Madara their hero
They gave Madara the stone tablet of the Sage of the Six Paths
The Hidden Waterfall couldn't read them and didn't know what they were giving Madara.
Madara could read them. This is how Madara learned of the Ten Tails
Somehow the stone tablet ended up in the Nakano Shrine
Madara stole the Sage of the Six Path's Rinnengan
He implanted it into Nagato when he was a baby
Madara did this so Nagato could recover Madara's soul
Kabuto figured out the seal. Now he has Madara's soul
Madara can't fight against his own soul
Tobi is still Madara
Now the questions and comments
what i don't know what your writen but is any of that even in the manga i never read or wacthed anything about the water fall village and the stone tablet comeing from the water fall village none of that is possible and i think the so6p body would be completly decaded so would his eyes and where does it say he had to seal his soul give me the link where it says this and gedo staue is just for the sealing isn't it and if he had to seal his soul he'd be dead remember when the thrid hokage was trying to oro soul if you take out some ones soul they die but still ok theroy and i'm not argueing just a little citasium
No it's not in the manga. I'm sorry that the person who copied the thread failed to mention that it was a theory.
I used the waterfall village because... well why not?
But that aside I imagine the Sage of the Six Paths is from a small village.
I do not think the tablets origins are Konoha since the Rinnengan
is needed to read them. Konoha as far as I know has no Rinnengan
so it wouldn't make much sense for the tablets to be from Konoha.
The Rinnengan are very special eyes. I wouldn't be surprised if
they don't decay at all. Plus they seem to be extremely rare.
I think it's actually very likely that Nagato had the same Rinnengan
as the Sage of the Six Paths given that Nagato was not born with them.
It doesn't say anywhere Madara had to seal his soul but I think it's
a reasonable explanation for how Madara would lose his soul.
Of course there's plenty of other ways he can lose it. Such as fighting
Madara has no soul but he is still alive. Normally this would kill someone
but with certain conditions it may not. Izanagi might have something
to do with it. Madara having no soul would explain how he is a "Invincible immortal" and "a shell of his former self" at the same time
The Gedo Statue does more than sealing. I think it actually works
as a medium and magnifies jutsu. It absorbs chakra from the user
via the chakra blades and magnifies it's power. Hence Nagato's
appearance in volume 48.