- Thus one possibility is Orochimaru was probably planning on timing using the technique around the time just before he could take Sasuke body.
- also keep in mind since Orochimaru theorized the Sharingan can evolve can become the Rinnegan he could just upgrade Sasuke's body with Hashirama face & gain the Rinnegan then use the life restoring jutsu to restore his own hands.
This is why Sasuke mentions this is something only Orochimaru can do because he can cheat death ! So I suspect timing is the issue with Orochimaru using this jutsu as his reanimation jutsu takes 3 years.
You would think that all 4 of them know the seals for Edo Tensei and might try and use it to free themselves.
In any case I suspect Orochimaru with his hands healed and his jutsu's back will attempt something to take Sasuke's body. The 4 Hokages may use the distraction to release themselves and go fight Madara. It would make sense that the 4 Hokage would be needed to seal Madara with the death god seal.
what really annoys me is that this whole thing really diminishes minato's sacrifice to save konoha. think about it, he sacrifices his life to use this seal, only to have it unsealed, an unsealing that looks about as easy as taking a dump. i just feel it completely removes the point of minato's heroic sacrifice during the kyuubi attack, making it an utterly pointless sacrifice and tbh it also make me feel that the dead god seal wasnt such an epic seal, kind of a let down, it would be like the juubi going on a rampage and getting defeated by konohamaru's friend with the running nose, totally takes away the sense of awesomeness and epicness about it.
The Kyuubi used to be a Demon Fox with 9tails, and infinite chakra powered by the Malice of Mankind, NOW well he's just a chakra beast.
Tobi was Madara, the one who fought the Shodaime Hokage and the force for Evil behind most of the bad stuff in the Nija World....Now he's just a ridiculous Crazy Emo Ninja boy in love with a Dead girl who never gave him face.
The Death God seal used to be the Ultimate seal powered by the Shinigami himself. NOW, it's just another ordinary seal with the Mask that unlocks it Laying unprotected in a dilapidated building, waiting for any fool to grab it.
Honestly if this manga ends without Naruto or somebody finding a way to permanently Block EDO TENSEI, it would mean that any fool could ressurect the Hokages and use them as their play things.
Well the Death God Seal is still better than most sealing jutsu. Still, I have to question the purpose of this mask. Is it only a key to releasing the seal, or is the Death God normally stored in there and thus breaking the mask would annihilate it as well ? Perhaps the Death God is a higher being that governs over death, but someone was able to summon it and then seal/store it within the mask, forcing it to obey anyone that summons him (for a price of course). It reminds me a little of the summoning contract with ninja animals, just that in this case, you pay in soul and not just blood. Yet, if the mask is nothing more than a key, then destroying it would make undoing the seal impossible.
Continuing from the Death God being a higher being. What if he is the guardian of the Pure World and the only reason that ET works, is because he is missing. Releasing it would nullify any future attempts at ET, assuming that no one capable of capturing it appears again.
Then again, it seems to work almost identical to sealing something within the pocket dimension of a scroll. As long as you hide it well, no one will grab hands on anything or anyone that is there (like the Swords of the Mist 7 Swordsman).
Someone better head-seal Yondaime pretty fast man, of all the people there hes the one that can blink half way around the world in an instant lol. The 4 should go over to the Kage's and save them, then it would be 9 Kage's on 2 baddies! And maybe revive Muu and some of the other fun ones heh
I think the mask is intended to be a fail safe for the Dead Demon Consuming Seal jutsu. I would imagine that whomever created the jutsu/seal realized that there might be a time when you'd need to contact the person who used the jutsu. This might also be related to the creation of the Edo Tensei jutsu, as a way to interact with the person(s) who was brought back. But, you wouldn't want the mask to be common knowledge, since it would defeat the purpose of sealing your enemy if your enemy's allies knew how to undo it.
It Just bothers me that Sandaime who knew about the Death Demon Seal:
......Would not have sent Anbu to the old Izumaki outpost to search for any dangerous and valuable things there. The Uzumaki were known for their sealing techniques and they were feared, which is why their village was destroyed.
Worst, it's not as if the mask was hidden, it was right there hanging on a wall as soon as Oro and Sasuke's group went inside the building.
Now if I was a bad guy who wanted to use the DDS Mask, I'd just put some poor fool in a genjutsu and make them die for me. This would have been easy for Itachi, or for Ino or her father to do.
EDIT: plus who knows what the other masks do, maybe touching them would have unleashed a hellish trap that would have annihilated everything for a mile surrounding the place?
I wouldn't be surprised that eventaully the 1st or Minato could break the ET by some way. Itashi and Madara did.