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Growing Old Gracefully is an Oxymoron ... Mostly Moron !
It's possible the principles of Genjutsu when applied to Bijuu are sort of a plot hole, too.
it is called something like... well...humm.. oh I remember now!
I'm guessing for most Shinobi it'd be more like when when the Kyuubi chased Pa Frog out of Naruto's mind. And no, Pa Frog didn't have an orgasm.
I just don't think Kishi would have Itachi mention his parent's absence without a good reason. At least now that Itachi's been edo-summoned there's a good chance we'll find out... and I really hope we see a conversation between Itachi and his parents before they're killed.
But back to the thread - I thought Madara's hate for the Uchiha was the reason he wiped them out with Itachi. To say that Madara was working with the ones he hated, and had hated for many many years is a bit beyond belief.
it would be raw if tobi stashed away a small group of elite uchiha to use sometime in the war.. that would be AWESOME!
i have this lil' weird thing in which i create characters in my head if i really get into a manga.. i had this idea of shisui having a baby brother, around the same age as sasuke, that tobi kidnaps before the uchiha massacre and raises him on his own as an elite fighter..
indoctrinates him with the same beliefs as the elder son of sage, gaining world peace through strength alone, and maybe teaches him an ancient type of uchiha hand-to-hand combat. also that this character inherited the same eye-strength shisui possessed, the ability to hypnotize his opponents to such a great extent through the standard sharingan alone..