Reading the latest chapter made me think of that now famous scene from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back when Luke discovers the horrific truth. No Orochimaru isn’t Sasuke’s father, that would be ewww!
But Sasuke’s constant denials of Madara’s story are rather reminiscent of the girly screams of denial emitted by Luke Skywalker when he finds out the true identity of his papa.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about then let me give you a quick recap of the latest chapter of Sasuke, no wait I meant Naruto. If you don’t want to be spoiled then I suggest you not read this post.
Continuing on from last week Madara continues to take a wrecking ball to everything our dear Sasuke-kun thought he knew about his once seemingly sociopathic elder sibling. You see far from hating his dear little brother, it turns out Sasuke was the most important person to Itachi.
So much so that everything he has done, has been not only for the sake of the village, but for the sake of his little brother. He slaughtered his entire clan to protect the village and to stop the world from erupting into another great ninja war. But he defied orders and didn’t kill Sasuke.
His return to the village upon the death of the third Hokage, was to see if his little brother was safe and warn Danzou that Madara lived. (You know there are better ways to do that then mentally torturing the poor kid and breaking his apendages. I’m just saying Itachi, I’m just saying.) Not because he was after that kid with whiskers on his face. I forget his name, Na… something or other.
Even the long awaited showdown was planned to the last, by the brilliant Itachi. Since it ended up freeing Sasuke of Orochimaru’s curse, and Sasuke obtained an even more powerful sharingan. Madara tells Sasuke, that to Itachi, his little brothers life was worth even more than the village. He played the villain, so that Sasuke could be viewed as a hero to his village.
Remember that little throw away comment of Zetsu’s? The one about Itachi almost seeming to have had something wrong with him? Well Madara explains this for us. Apparently Itachi was suffering from a disease, and prolonged his life with medication.
So all that remains to be seen next week is how Sasuke is going to act upon these revelations. Will he finally grow a brain and head home? Even if he chooses that path, will Madara let him? Will his head explode from learning everything he thought he knew was a lie? Will we ever see that other blonde kid that used to be in the manga?
His name is on the tip of my tongue but I can’t quite remember it.
I had planned on adding pics from the most recent chapter, but I don’t want to do so without permission first. So for now I’ve added random pictures.