Naruto 510 breakdown: Overkill at its sexiest! Contest winners, bubblition competition, official debate and demotivational poster inclusive…surprised we have enough space left for the breakdown itself? Me three! XD
Hello, fellow narutards! Tis I, DarkAvatar, bringing you this weeks Naruto breakdown!
Now I know what you’re all thinking. “Where’s my Pickles?” I hear you ask. Some of you do prefer your breakdown served with Pickles, and I fully understand that. Others are simply displeased to find out that the Big Mac they ordered was also served without pickles, and I can sympathize with your frustration too. In either case, there is no simple answer to your question. There is, however, a solution, and I present it to you now…
*forces his gaze away from them legs…them sexy, sexy legs…*
Whatever the reason, Mr. Pickles has decided to take a day off…every day for the next few weeks. Until he returns, I’ll be your resident crackpot/breakdown author (we all know there isn’t much difference XD). So sit back, relax, grab that Big Mac by the waist and tell her that you’ll never let her go, as I proceed to help you take your first step into what promises to be an exciting chapter of the Naruto manga.
Before I begin though, I’d like to dedicate this post in memory of my Dad, Sasa David. It’s been a full month to the sad day you passed away, and I for one will never forget you. Thank you for making me into the man I am today. Love you, Dad.
Now, for the breakdown.
There seems to be some variety in the reactions people have had to this weeks Naruto release. Some good, others…not so much. Overall, I enjoyed this chapter. Despite the increasing complexity of the plot to the point most of us are left dizzy by all the twists in it, it had its moments of awesomeness, most of which was brought to you on a shining silver platter held in Konan’s sexy hands.
It also came bundled with some crazy revelations that raise more questions than they answer. But one step at a time, I say.
Straight from page one, we are thrown back into the action we left in last weeks chapter: the epic Konan VS Tobi fight! And I gotta say, it’s funny just how many biblical allusions Kishi attaches to God- err, Nagato, and those who serve him. Konan could have done anything to attack Tobi, anything at all. And yet she chose to turn the water into a sea of freaking paper and divide it like Moses. I have to agree with the multitude of you guys screaming “OVERKILL!!!” because it so is. I mean, 600,000,000,000 exploding tags? WTF!?!?
…and he still didn’t die. O_____O
But finally we did get some interesting insight into Tobi’s space/time hax. And apparently, it’s not so hax after all.
1) Before he can teleport himself away, Tobi has to solidify himself first, making himself vulnerable for a few critical moments.
2) He takes quite a bit longer to absorb someone or something else, as opposed to just himself. This includes attacks and explosions, which is apparently why he was still damaged by Konan’s first attack last chapter even after absorbing it.
3) He can only stay untouchable for five minutes.
It’s still a formidable jutsu, however. But with the right information, Konan was able to completely pwn his ass. This is the first time anyone has ever seen Tobi and his reverse Kamui so completely overwhelmed before. Even if he did manage to escape, it still doesn’t take away from Konan’s awesomeness in this chapter. I mean, damn, not even Minato himself could get Tobi so desperately cornered that he’d show his whole hand. Konan’s awesome level just went way over 9000, and I am officially a fanboy.
And then, that most dreaded of techniques – plot no jutsu – decides to rear its ugly head once again.
Turns out Danzo isn’t the only one with the supreme Uchiha hax tech. Tobi also has the ability to use Izanagi too, and apparently at a whole new level than anything Danzo ever imagined possible. Danzo only ever managed to use the technique for a minute at a time, but if we take what Konan said about her ten minute explosion literally, Tobi must have had his activated for at least five. At least five, and still have enough juice left for a full bad guy rant at Konan before his eye closes.
He then proceeds to shine a little light on the power of Izanagi, and give a background of its usage by Rikudou Sennin himself and the nature of his chakra.For an Uchiha to be able to cast Izanagi effectively, he/she must have both the bloodlines of the Senju and the Uchiha in his veins, limiting the jutsu to a select few. Tobi goes on to explain how Danzo was able to perform an incomplete Izanagi with Hashirama Senju’s DNA. Then, he gives a brief run -through of its history, explaining that Rikudou Sennin’s Yin chakra forms the basis of the Uchiha’s powers: Imagination; while his Yang chakra forms the basis of the Senju’s powers: Vitality. By mixing these two chakras together, Rikudou Sennin was able to create life forms through sheer mind power and breathe life into them. Later, he commands Noah to build an Ark before he floods the world and sends the ten plagues to destroy Egypt.
Oh and apparently Madara is just…Madara. Whoever saw that one coming? >_>
According to himself, Madara lost the battle to Shodaime Hokage just so that he could obtain his abilities. Seems like a shonky excuse at best, but apparently he was successful, embodying two of the Six Paths needed to obtain the power of Rikudou Sennin. The Paths now appear to be bloodlines (Kishi has been reading WAY too much Dan Brown) based on different characteristics of the Original Sage, as opposed to the abilities wielded by Nagato, and now that he has two of them, Madara now intends to gather the last four and become a Sage of the Six Paths himself.
Oh and speaking of Nagato…he’s an Uzumaki too!? WTF!? Since when has RED HAIR been an indication of an Uzumaki lineage!? Oh hell…Gaara, Sasori, Tayuya, the Mizukage…even freaking KARIN…they’re all Uzumakis too!?!?!?
The chapter ends with Konan attempting a last-ditch effort to protect the Rinnegan and Nagato, halting the ceaseless rain in Amegakure to perform some unknown jutsu, causing a rainbow much like God did as a promise to the world that he would never flood it so much again. Tobi stops her, squeezing the life (and Nagato’s location) from her before she apparently dies. With the battle finally over, Tobi approaches the body of the God of Amegakure, ready to take the Rinnegan from him and thus acquire the Third Path.
…but you know what? The way he’s smiling, I don’t think it’ll be just as easy as waltzing up and relieving the corpse of its eyes. I’m sure Nagato and Konan have one last surprise waiting for the Sage wannabe. Guess we’ll have to wait and see next week, won’t we? 😄
The bubble contest winner was a hard one to pick, seeing as there were so many great entries. But there had to be a winner, and this week the winner is UrbanVolcano with his first victory ever!
Though I do believe an honourable mention is in order for my Honourary Samoan Brother, Spill7, for his bubblition entry. You always seem to think of something no one else has thought of, and I lol’d hard at yours. Unfortunately the winner had been decided before you posted your entry dude. Still, it has awesomeness in spades 😄
As for the debate, both sides put up a good argument…for just about every other noteworthy ninja in the manga OTHER than the two we were debating 😄
Seeing as Ino and Tenten couldn’t keep their own debate focused on themselves, I’d call it even. Except I’m not allowed to. So, this weeks winner (or loser, unless being more useless counts as an achievement) goes to Tenten, for no other reason than because I found out that a friend of mine is getting married on October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10). It’s a sign, people.
Have at it, people 😉
I propose a battle of the Kages! The Hidden Mist clashes with the mightiest of Shinobi in Kumogakure!
I’m gonna run this debate a little differently than normal. I’ve proposed a match-up between two shinobi which we don’t know much about, and the same extends to their abilities. Because of this, I’m allowing a little leeway in regards to how you explain/use their abilities in this debate. If you propose something related to the use of their abilities that can’t be proven in the manga and your argument is convincing enough, I will allow it. This is more of an experiment if anything, an attempt to make a WRA debate as close to a traditional debate as possible. The more convincing side will win this debate. Have at each other, people!
~ I don’t believe Konan is dead for a second. We already know that something must have happened following her blackout, because she was obviously brought back to consciousness again so that she could divulge Nagato’s whereabouts. She will make an appearance in the manga again, I’m pretty damn sure of it.
~ Oh and in case you missed Salamiyo’s four seperate posts saying that he predicted Nagato was an Uzumaki, I’d like to bring to attention the fact that Salamiyo predicted that Nagato was an Uzumaki. Well done Salamiyo for your correct prediction; it seems you were right in predicting Nagato was an Uzumaki!
~ Tenrai had a very interesting theory on how Nagato recieved the Rinnegan, how Tobi may have given it to him, and what Itachi may have given Naruto. Read the full comment here.
~ Oh, and did I mention that Salamiyo predicted that Nagato was an Uzumaki?
That’s it from me, people! Have fun and always be awesomeness!