Naruto Chapter 600 : Why Until Now… [read here]
Heeyo it’s been a while. Have you guys been keeping up with Naruto these past 3 weeks? I have been for 2 weeks now ago. I still wanted to see how the story would play out so I waited a couple more chapters. Here it is 2 weeks in the making with a total of 13 manga cuts and even a YouTube video at the end! Ready?
Tobito lives on in cannon! Lol? You shouldn’t be surprised. Naruto fans have already figured this out years ago and kind of scrapped it since Kishimoto screwing us pretending he was the adorable “Good Boy” and then the great Uchiha Madara. Fans were right in the end. Fans were also right that Yondaime was Naruto’s father. Their hair is the same color! Anime logic states they are related! These are no big plot twists!
Through all of this, there is something I can’t wrap my head around. How does the extremely loveable character, Obito, become a nasty this nasty villain, Tobi, that aims to take over the world? Let’s do a timeline of what we know about him.
1. A crybaby ninja who dies saving his friends.
He was introduced as Obito: weak and often called out by his sensei and Kakashi. In the recent chapter of 599, we are shown his love for Rin and his status of Chuunin. He wasn’t as weak as we thought he was since he passed the Chuunin Exam. I thought he went all berserk because Kakashi let Rin die but then in this week’s chapter 600, Tobi says that fact is useless. Kishimoto is still ***king with our minds!
2. The guy who hates everything
Itachi seeks out Tobi’s help and says he hates Uchiha and Konoha. This current plot-hole swirls around the fact that he concludes he hates enough things to take over it. That doesn’t really make sense in the end. He tried to destroy the Konoha Village about 10 years before meeting Itachi like this. Destroying the Uchiha Clan was a success with Itachi’s help.
He also grew out his hair during the 10 years he was missing. Check this picture of him when he attacked the village with Kyuubi:
Maybe he got so much full of hate he went for the long-haired emo look?
Maybe he wanted to cosplay Madara better?
3. Collecting eyeballs is now a hobby
It’s hard to see from this image but this is Tobi’s collection of Uchiha Sharingan eyeballs. Click for larger view. There is no question that he got those eyes from the dead Uchiha clan members Itachi murdered. Danzo took a few of them too but he only had 10. The rest is owned by the one and only Tobi.
This is what bothers me the most about Tobi’s character. He is in constant search for more eyes. Probably because he is missing his left eye, he feels he must fill in the void of his missing eye. He goes after Danzo’s Sharingan that is Shisui’s right eyeball then tries find the left eye that was implanted in a crow by Itachi. He later takes Nagato’s Rinnegan and implanting it in his left eye socket. His collection does come in handy when Sasuke loses his eyesight after defeating Danzo. It’s like some kind of hobby or fetish? Whatever it is, it gives me the creeeps!!
4. Tobi is a Good Boy! ♥
Now we are back to chapter 280. Can you believe this was 320 chapters ago?!
The specific character of Tobi was introduced as the clumsy “Good Boy” with the obnoxiously high voice. His place the side of evil with his naive nature made him loveable in every way. It’s hard to believe such a cute character can turn out to be the same guy who is trying take the world. Seriously, I can’t even imagine how the Tobi we see today trying to submerge everyone into an illusion can be the same Tobi we saw for the first time and loved eternally! Did anyone else notice how far his voice dropped when he declared he was Uchiha Madara? He sounds like Darth Vader or something!! Well that was in the Japanese version. I never heard what his voice sounded like in the dub version. Has anybody heard it?
I guess Good Boy Tobi never really existed. It was all an act, but the big question is, why? Why would he do such a thing to infiltrate his own evil organization and ultimately lead the takeover of the entire world? He’s a genius but the intentions are still a mystery.
I think that he put on this fake personality in memory of how he was in his childhood but we still don’t know what happened from the day he “died” to make him so evil.
5. I am the legendary man who should be dead
Now here comes the bluff. Using a name that everyone knew, he was able to strike fear into the world! It is odd that nobody called the bluff when he had no evidence to back this up. Uchiha Madara was proclaimed dead since he lived so long ago. But to his master plan, everyone fell for it out of fear.
Kabuto knew though. And Zetsu who continues to call this guy “Tobi” no matter what. It’s also the reason why I still say Tobi.
It is amazing how long he could keep this name up until recently when the REAL Madara came up and pretty revealed the big secret. Madara also knew Tobi’s original name of Obito. They must be old homies. *shrug*
6. I manipulate 16-year-old boys
I’m not sure why I added this part in but it is my favorite part about Tobi. He was able to manipulate Sasuke to turn against Konoha Village by telling him the stretched truth and being a total asshole.
I also loved the part when he tied Sasuke up. Sasuke looks like a loser tied up.
Kakashi tied him to a tree once too, but that’s for a different topic.
Other than Sasuke, Tobi took control of the Mizukage. Who knows how old he is. Naruto addresses Mizukage Yagura as a little kid so he might be extremely young or just extremely short. There’s a lack of short people in this series.
Just saying Tobi has a nack for controlling kids.
7. This means war!
He strategically raises an army, impersonates a legend, and declares war on the world just to take over it. Genius. Everything falls into place and he declares a war he knows he will win. This is where we are in the story as he lures out the Hachibi and Kyuubi to capture and complete his master plan of summoning the Jyuubi. At this point I feel like he is the most feared entity we have ever seen. Taking over the world might be overused but it is way better than our first antagonist’s plan of living forever.
Everything is falling into place but the origin of the plan is still missing! Was it all because Rin died? But wait, Rin didn’t die yet when he got crushed by the boulder. If he survived he would have been running back home right away! Unless he went into hibernation or something and didn’t wake until Rin’s death…
OR MAYBE, Tobi is just someone else who ripped off Obito’s face and took his eye and impersonates him just to throw off his loved ones like what happened in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The Sacred Star of Milos!!!
Or maybe we’ll have to wait 6 more chapters.
8. But what of the catchphrase?
This talk of trash is the foundation of probably everything Naruto. Such a catchphrase is so important, it is reused by our one and only Kakashi to teach his students the importants of friendship. Everything he stands for is because the old Obito said this. But what about now? We obviously don’t see him upholding his way of saving his ‘nakama’. Could everything Kakashi be living for be a lie?
This reminds me greatly of the movie Talladega Nights where Ricky Bobby lived on his father’s words of “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
Let’s just say Obito was high.
Well goodbye again. I’m more active on deviantART and planning on updating on Facebook since blog posts take so long. This one is taking 4 hours and counting! Other than that, I will just link the weeklies when if I find them before MangaStream updates. Bye!
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