12-15-2008, 04:41 AM
He was in Akatsuki at the age of 11 because Pein states that this is the first meeting in 7 years and he's 18 at the time of the meeting. 18-7=11. Orochimaru also left Akatsuki because he could not obtain Itachi's body which would also be 7 years ago and once again conforming that he was 11. Makes sense yea.
12-15-2008, 07:10 PM
I really like your theory
12-16-2008, 12:24 AM
Such a well-presented and accurate analysis. Well done.
It leaves some nasty holes in Madara's story though. For a kid who loved peace, why would Itachi want anything to do with Madara? There's no reason Itachi should want to train from ages 11 to 13 with a guy whose intentions are to destroy Konoha. If Itachi's intentions were peace and stability, he shouldn't have wanted to join an S-rank criminal organization. What did he need to be so powerful for? To make a deal with the devil like that, he would have needed some reason to obtain power.
And I was always under the impression that this was their first meeting:
That happens immediately before the massacre. Of course, they could have known each other for a while, but why?
12-16-2008, 01:38 AM
He didn't know Madara was the evil guy when he met him.
Originally Posted by Veej
Itachi was smart. Instead of taking this immensely powerful organization head-on, he went undercover and planned on destroying it from within.
12-16-2008, 12:26 PM
Naruto x Sakura
It all adds up, but at the same time it doesn't. Timeline-wise it's bulletproof, but I don't know how he's tall as/taller than Orochimaru when he's 11 years old
12-16-2008, 02:34 PM
Originally Posted by erratic
o_O what picture are you talking about? The one where itachi is on the stairs above Orochimaru?
12-22-2008, 03:07 PM
Hm way to go GameBoy! Impressive as always
01-05-2009, 06:14 PM
I am curious as to what this theory is trying to say. If Itachi "did" join Akatsuki before the massacre. What does this mean for the storyline exactly?