The chapter is now out
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Well, my worst fear came true. The foot was dramaticized only for it to be the obvious choice. I predicted the possibility of a chakra change, but I was almost sure he wouldn't implement that reasoning into the story. I was so happy when they finally saw him and Karin asked, "Who's that guy? I don't know who you are" only to click the next page and see Kabuto. THIS time and this time only, I feel that the author has "trolled" me lol.
Moving forward, it's interesting that Madara has knowledge of the gates. Even the power and effects that come with opening the eighth gate. It's very intriguing when you think about it though. Potentially, anyone with a chakra network has the ability to open the eight gates. Whether or not they actually can, everyone still has a massive power that emanates through their network via chakra. Quite similar to real life with sharp spikes and surges of adrenaline. The reason Old ladies can lift a 1000 lb car to save their grandchildren without even realizing they've done so (Actual story).
So no 8 gates this week, but it looks like Rock Lee really is going to lose his greatest Rival/Friend and Sensei back to back. It's all a little weird though...We've known from the beginning that opening the 8th gate means certain death, but when someone dies in this series, he never broadcasts is beforehand....You're supposed to die, but I wouldn't be surprised if he somehow survives this.
Lastly, there's the threat of Madara. The 8th gate will force him to use a little effort, but I believe him when he says they can't touch him. He even knows the capabilities of the 8th gate, and says that anything less is underestimating him; So Guy won't die in vain, but I doubt it will do anything to truly hurt or hinder Madara. Another potential problem is Naruto and Sasuke. They're almost definitely coming back soon, but nothing happened during their time betwixt life and death. Them coming back virtually the same way they were before will do little to help them against a new Madara. They were trumped by the Madara of 5 minutes ago, and this Madara is on a whole other level. Naruto got the remaining bijuu chakra, and Sasuke is getting more Senju DNA, but it has to trigger some major things for this unconscious detour to be worth it. I really have no idea where he's going with this fight, which is good. For now, I hope some interesting things come about from receiving all 9 parts of the Juubi's original chakra, and Hashirama's jutsu and chakra being utilized through the Uchiha bloodline.
How much time do they have before that flower opens now...? Surely it's almost been 15 minutes with all that has happened. Hmm...
And how is Minato talking so clearly with a kunai in his mouth lol