Re: Rejection of Leading Tobi Theory (Possible Spoiler)
I understand your speculation in regard to the Kagami = Tobi theory, but I think the main reason for people's excitement in this theory is the total mystery that Kishi has surrounded Kagami with.
Originally Posted by tossedsalad
As at least one person has said, it would be just like Kishi for him to show us one small detail once, and then drop a bomb in regard to the issue later. Where we can then look back and say, "Hey, we shoulda saw that coming! It was so obvious!" But the truth is that Kagami has absolutely no motive for doing what Tobi has done. Really the only explanation is that something happened between the time of the 2nd's death and the Nine-Tails attack on Konoha. Either Kagami was captured and, perhaps, assimilated by Madara/ Zetsu or his personality/ beliefs changed drastically for some reason. I have to admit that Kagami does resemble Zetsu, but that proves nothing.
Remember when we saw Sai's brother as an IWR? His appearance has the same exact model as Sakura's. Without the cooler, Sai's brother and Sakura look identical. It may be the same matter with Kagami/ Zetsu.
And don't forget that small changes in appearance happen with characters overtime, even by Kishi's standards. So appearance really has no final say in anything.
As a final note, I am ecstatic that someone else believes what I do in regard to Zetsu calling Madara Tobi. I mean most details in this manga seem cut and dry to me, having no room for interpretation. This issue, however, has a lot of people buzzing. The way I see it, Zetsu was Madara's creation and ever since he created him, he has referred to himself as Tobi. If you met someone and formed a relationship with them over time, you would get used to calling that person by the name they gave themselves. Lets say later on, you found out this person was a criminal on the run and that their actual name was something else. No matter what, you would still think of that person as the person you formed a relationship with, its human nature.
My point here? I'm saying that Zetsu has gotten used to calling Madara Tobi and it really is an old habit that's dieing hard. People really think that this is evidence to the contrary, but it seems cut and dry to me that it is a simple habit of Zetsu's. I really do like your theory though, perhaps Kagami is involved somehow, perhaps assimilated by Madara and used for his DNA, or perhaps your right about the appearance and he was used a model for Zetsu. Its all very intriguing.