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Old 2013-04-05, 12:29   Link #100
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Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post
I don't see the 4 Hokages ever joining the war. You couldn't avoid it being overkill and having them overshadow everyone. Remember, 4 current Kage will be showing up soon and the Alliance was taking it to Madara, Obito, and the Juubi the last we saw them. There is no room at the inn even when Madara makes a comeback and the juubi enters its final form.

If Kishi has Hashirama and Madara engage in a boring fanservice zombie fight, he risks turning the manga into "The Legend of Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha" as it nears its end rather than "Naruto Uzumaki and his ninja pals save the world." He takes away from the main character and his conflict. Never mind what you do with an immortal Minato, Tobirama, and Hiruzen. Pure overkill. That is why the Hokages and Hashirama's role should end when Sasuke decides his fate and leaves for the battlefield. I am sure Kishi has a way to bring their closure.

The fight is about the living ninja world uniting to fight evil and returning the past to the past so they can build a brighter future. The Hokages represent part of that failed past and have no place in this fight. They have to leave it to the current generation. That is the whole theme of Naruto.
I agree with all you've said, but I can't see Tobirama going "Well if that's all you wanted to know, have fun with the war and we'll be going back to hell now". He already wanted to join the war as soon as he heard about it, right now he's only waiting until the talking is done.
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