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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:

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** In the climactic moments of Sasuke and Itachi's fight, with Sasuke cornered and exhausted, and Itachi menacing over him and talking about stealing his eyes, Itachi instead gently taps him on the forehead, exactly like he did when they were younger. This cast serious doubt on the motives he ranted about and his insistence that he only acted like a caring older brother to Sasuke, a fact that's confirmed soon after by Tobi when he unloads all the baggage Itachi had been keeping inside.
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** [[AllThereInTheManual Son Goku's Jinchuriki, Roshi, as well as himself, are able to use lava]].

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** [[AllThereInTheManual Son Goku's Jinchuriki, Jinchuuriki, Roshi, as well as himself, are able to use lava]].



** The Jinchurikis.

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** The Jinchurikis.Jinchuuriki's.



*** This example is directly pitted against that of Naruto in-story: the Fourth Hokage, who was beloved by all, had died sealing the Nine Tails Demon Fox, who had gone in a murderous, destructive rampage, into Naruto. Despite the express wishes of the Kage, the villagers decided to blame the kid for it, and despite the extreme law-enforced taboo on talking about the subject, their children picked up on their attitudes and nonverbal cues, and Naruto grew up hated and isolated, and coped with it by making lots of pranks and stupid stuff to attract much needed attention. The entire point of the manga could be said to be to explain is how he slowly overcomes this situation. By the time he meets Gaara, Naruto knows about the redeeming power of friendship, and ends up [[{{Nanoha}} befriending]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship Gaara]] and getting him out of his [[NarutoAbridged funk]].

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*** This example is directly pitted against that of Naruto in-story: the Fourth Hokage, who was beloved by all, had died sealing the Nine Tails Demon Fox, who had gone in a murderous, destructive rampage, into Naruto. Despite the express wishes of the Kage, the villagers decided to blame the kid for it, and despite the extreme law-enforced taboo on talking about the subject, their children picked up on their attitudes and nonverbal cues, and Naruto grew up hated and isolated, and coped with it by making lots of pranks and stupid stuff to attract much needed attention. The entire point of the manga could be said to be to explain is how he slowly overcomes this situation. By the time he meets Gaara, Naruto knows about the redeeming power of friendship, and ends up [[{{Nanoha}} befriending]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship Gaara]] and getting him out of his [[NarutoAbridged [[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries funk]].



** Also Kushina Uzumaki, who explains a female Jinchuriki's pregnancy is 10 months instead of the usual 9.

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** Also Kushina Uzumaki, who explains a female Jinchuriki's Jinchuuriki's pregnancy is 10 months instead of the usual 9.



* LosingYourHead: ''Twice''. First, there's Hidan, who, being immortal, yells curses at his beheader until such a time as his head can be reattached. Then, there's Kisame ([[ActuallyADoombot actuallty a Zetsu clone]]), who compliments his opponents on their victory ''as his head is flying through the air''.
* LoveHurts: Realizing for the first time what Naruto went through because of her does not make Sakura very happy. She, in turn, had more than her fair share of this courtesy of Sasuke.

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* LosingYourHead: ''Twice''. First, there's Hidan, who, being immortal, yells curses at his beheader until such a time as his head can be reattached. Then, there's Kisame ([[ActuallyADoombot actuallty actually a Zetsu clone]]), who compliments his opponents on their victory ''as his head is flying through the air''.
* LoveHurts: Realizing The titular character's love for Sasuke (whether romantic or not) has torn his heart apart ever since he defected. His one-sided shallow crush on Sakura at the first time what Naruto went through beginning didn't give him anything nicer until the end either. Poor guy can't even be relaxed in a mutual romance when he confesses to [[spoiler: Hinata in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', he gets rejected over a BreakHisHeartToSaveHim, finds out she's getting married to the movie's BigBad which leads him to HeroicBSOD until his friends snaps him out. Fortunately he gets to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn His Happy Ending]] with all of the listed above]].
** And Sakura herself hasn't had it easy either
because of Sasuke (whom she has decided to kill ''with her does not make Sakura very happy. She, in turn, had own hands'' to spare him from more grief and betrayal). At the end of manga [[spoiler: she finally [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earns Her Happy Ending]] by getting married to him.]]
** Actually this series of rife with this, whether romantic or not. There's Hinata, who takes a suicidal attack to protect Naruto, whom she loves because he gave her the will [[PluckyGirl to be strong]]; Gaara, who only wanted to be loved, but was hated by everyone until he befriended Naruto, and later cries when facing Sasuke; Konan, whose love interest is none other
than her fair share of this courtesy of Sasuke.Pain; Jiraiya, who was Tsunade's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]]; Kakashi, who learned what friendship and love were when he lost his best friend Obito and then was forced to kill Rin who loved him and which he promised Obito to protect; Obito who actually survived and witnessed all this; etc.



* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: Most of the time Black Zetsu seemed only TheDragon for Madara, imagine how Madara and all the spectators were surprised when he showed that he manipulated Madara all this time for the revival its creator Kaguya.

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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: Most of the time Black Zetsu seemed only TheDragon for Madara, imagine how Madara and all the spectators were surprised when he showed that he manipulated Madara all this time for the revival its his creator Kaguya.



* MeaningfulName:
** Naruto's surname, Uzumaki, means "spiral" - fitting considering Naruto's fondness for spirals (see: Rasengan). The Uzumaki clan's symbol is a spiral, which is seen on his person in the clothes he wears and as the center of the seal holding the Nine-Tailed Fox inside him.
** Kakashi means scarecrow. In one episode, the team follow Kakashi to find out what's under his mask. Sakura watches Kakashi standing at the stone memorial for a while until she figures out something is wrong. Sure enough, Kakashi used the substitution technique with a scarecrow that looked just like him from a distance.

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* MeaningfulName:
MeaningfulName: Most of the characters are affected by this.
** Naruto's surname, Uzumaki, means "spiral" - fitting considering or "whirlpool". There's a famous whirlpool in Japan near the city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naruto_whirlpool Naruto]] and it's given its name to those spirally pink things you sometimes see on ramen, which is Naruto's fondness favourite food. (They're called naruto kamaboko, and if you're wondering, they're made of processed fish.) The spiral motif is all over the manga, especially where Naruto himself is concerned. The Leaf Village symbol, the seal on Naruto's chest, his graffiti stylings... just look at the [[http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/1/01/ first page!]] Further compounding this is the fact that his signature attack is called "Rasengan", which means "Helix Circle". Given that Naruto can mean both 'Maelstrom' and 'Fishcake', his full name can be translated as Maelstrom Whirlpool. Fitting for spirals (see: Rasengan). someone whose ancestors came from a place called the Village Hidden Among The Uzumaki clan's symbol Whirling Tides in The Land Of Whirlpools.
** Sasuke surname "Uchiha" being a type of Japanese fan and the clan symbol, and "Sasuke" being a stock name for a ninja character. The third Hokage's family name
is a spiral, Sarutobi, which sets up the name Sarutobi Sasuke, which is seen on the name of a popular fictional ninja. They also gave said Sarutobi Hiruzen (no personal name given until well after his person in death) the clothes ability to summon monkeys. Or at least the monkey king, who given he wears had the perpetually-expanding rod was clearly intended as a [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Son Goku]] pastiche.
** "Sakura" being a reference to her hair colour,
and as the center of phrase "Haru no sakura" meaning "spring's cherry blossoms". This works only if you say her name out loud, though. Sakura's last name is actually written with the seal holding kanji for "spring" and "field" (not the Nine-Tailed Fox inside him.
possessive "no") so her full name really translates out to "Spring Field Cherry Blossom".
** Kakashi means scarecrow. In This doesn't immediately sound very flattering- until you realize a scarecrow's purpose is literally to protect things that cannot protect themselves. Suddenly Kakashi's role as team 7's protector at the start of the manga and his role as the Sixth Hokage start to make sense. Also in one episode, the team follow Kakashi to find out what's under his mask. Sakura watches Kakashi standing at the stone memorial for a while until she figures out something is wrong. Sure enough, Kakashi used the substitution technique with a scarecrow that looked just like him from a distance. distance.
** [[LongList And so on...]]



** Naruto and the Nine Tails communicate in a share mindscape that looks like a prison cell with a very shallow pool of water. Initially, Kurama was locked up behind the seal but after they become friends, the prison bars vanish. Every jinchuriki and their Tailed Beast communicate in a similar area.

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** Naruto and the Nine Tails communicate in a share mindscape that looks like a prison cell with a very shallow pool of water. Initially, Kurama was locked up behind the seal but after they become friends, the prison bars vanish. Every jinchuriki Jinchuuriki and their Tailed Beast communicate in a similar area.



* MentorOccupationalHazard:
** Quite frequent (Hiruzen, Minato, Jiraiya, Asuma, and Chiyo can count as well), though Kakashi and Tsunade avert this. Of notice is that three of the mentors die by the hand of a former student turned evil.

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* MentorOccupationalHazard:
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MentorOccupationalHazard: Quite frequent (Hiruzen, Minato, Jiraiya, Asuma, and Chiyo can count as well), though Kakashi and Tsunade avert this. Of notice is that three of the mentors die by the hand of a former student turned evil.



** Konan was introduced as having been mainly defined by her loyalty to Yahiko and Nagato, and eventually, Naruto. Subverted when she eventually gets a chance to show [[LetsGetDangerous just how powerful she is]] - come to think of it, she ''too'' could have destroyed Konoha all by herself.

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** Konan was introduced as having been mainly defined by her loyalty to Yahiko and Nagato, and eventually, Naruto. Subverted when she eventually gets a chance to show [[LetsGetDangerous just how powerful she is]] - come to think of it, she ''too'' could have destroyed Konoha all by herself.is.]]



* OneWingedAngel: Anyone using Curse mark level 2, Juugo, and anyone with a tailed beast. Also, Itachi's Susano'o, Kisame's Samehada fusion form and Kakuzu's tentacle mass form.

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* OneWingedAngel: Anyone Many. A couple of the purer "villain" forms of the transformation involved Gaara's grotesque mutation into his demonic Shukaku form, and Orochimaru's curse seal's second stage, which turns the bearer into a monstrous version of their former selves: various members of the Sound Five grow horns, spikes, deformed facial features, an extra eye, and a tail from using Curse mark level 2, Juugo, it, and anyone FaceHeelTurn Sasuke actually grows hand-like wings.
** Orochimaru himself has a grotesque "true form" that he transforms into whenever he performs his [[GrandTheftMe body-switch technique]]. He takes the shape of a giant white snake made up of a multitude of smaller snakes,
with a tailed beast. Also, Itachi's Susano'o, monstrous, dragon-like face and shaggy black hair. He also has a jutsu that allows him to transform into [[{{Orochi}} a giant "hydra"]], one of the mouths of which holds his normal body.
** All the Akatsuki have a OneWingedAngel form in one way or another. Kakuzu's [[CombatTentacles tentacle mass thing]], Hidan's Grim Reaper form,
Kisame's Samehada fusion Samehada-Fusion form, Itachi and Sasuke's [[PowerArmor Susano'o]], Sasori's real body, Konan and her paper angel form, Pain already consists of ''six remotely controlled zombies''; his final revealed form was a creepy wasted body impaled by many chakra antennae. Deidara did the thing mentioned in the trope description of becoming a living bomb... [[BigBad Tobi]] the only who do not have this (Well, that is, before he became Jinchuuriki Ten-Tails).
** All the Jinchuuriki have this. They have their human forms, then the Version 1 (as Killer Bee called it) chakra shroud, which is still human, but has the chakra of his/her Tailed Beast creating a BattleAura with the appearence of the beast. Then there is the Version 2, which makes the Beast's chakra burn their skin
and Kakuzu's tentacle mass form.making the tails solid, and has the risk of reducing the Jinchuuriki lifespan if he doesn't have the beast under control. Then there is the change into the beast itself...



** The Power Of LoveMakesYouEvil: Extremely strong love that turns to hate is revealed to be exceptionally powerful in chpt. 619:

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** The Power Of LoveMakesYouEvil: Extremely strong love that turns to hate is revealed to be exceptionally powerful in chpt. 619:powerful:



** Naruto's panic attack during his first real fight.
** One of the main reasons Minato Namikaze was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
Konan prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to actually answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and ends up looking down on Naruto, last in his grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated. Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being Book Dumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
Early in the series, Naruto is poisoned in battle. The poison is spreading slowly from his hand and Sakura surmises that the best course to take would be to use a surgical incision to drain the poisoned blood. Since the team would have to go back to the village and abandon their mission to do that properly Naruto violently stabs his hand with a kunai to quickly drain the blood (and also as a dramatic gesture in a vow to never again be paralyzed with fear like he was during the fight)... and then goes into a panic attack when Kakashi points out that he's probably gonna bleed to death from a wound like that. Fortunately the tailed beast within him easily healed the wound.

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** Naruto's Early in the series, Naruto suffers from panic attack during his first real fight.
** One of the main reasons Minato Namikaze was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
Konan prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to actually answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and ends up looking down on Naruto, last in his grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated. Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being Book Dumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
Early in the series,
fight. And later Naruto is poisoned in battle. The poison is spreading slowly from his hand and Sakura surmises that the best course to take would be to use a surgical incision to drain the poisoned blood. Since the team would have to go back to the village and abandon their mission to do that properly Naruto violently stabs his hand with a kunai to quickly drain the blood (and also as a dramatic gesture in a vow to never again be paralyzed with fear like he was during the fight)... and then goes into a panic attack when Kakashi points out that he's probably gonna bleed to death from a wound like that. Fortunately the tailed beast within him easily healed the wound.wound.
** Konan prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
*** The same way one of the main reasons Minato Namikaze was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to actually answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and ends up looking down on Naruto, last in his grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated.
*** Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being Book Dumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.



What killed (or crippled him for the rest of his life) the legendary Madara Uchiha during his battle with Hashirama? An epic ninjutsu clash? Nope... a stab through the back.
Similarly, After he was revived, Madara managed to become fully human, while this gave him full autonomy over his Rinnegan and made him a deity in power, a stab to the back from Zetsu injures him once more, allowing the Greater Scope Villain to reincarnate from his body.
To a lesser extent, Naruto and Sasuke become increasingly exhausted over the course of the final battle, and while they come at each other with their strongest techniques, causing massive devastation, by the end, they're using relatively basic jutsus until they pool the last of their energy into one final clash.

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** What killed (or crippled him for the rest of his life) the legendary Madara Uchiha during his battle with Hashirama? An epic ninjutsu clash? Nope... a stab through the back.
back. Similarly, After after he was revived, Madara managed to become fully human, while this gave him full autonomy over his Rinnegan and made him a deity in power, a stab to the back from Zetsu injures him once more, allowing the Greater Scope Villain GreaterScopeVillain to reincarnate from his body.
*** To a lesser extent, Naruto and Sasuke become increasingly exhausted over the course of the final battle, and while they come at each other with their strongest techniques, causing massive devastation, by the end, they're using relatively basic jutsus until they pool the last of their energy into one final clash.



** In one of the Shippuden endings, Naruto uses Konohamaru's scarf to pull him while fighting, instead of ignoring it.



** Sakura is a rose-haired {{Tsundere}} who was very loud about her affections for Sasuke, even though [[LovingAShadow they were initially very shallow]], and she was one of his considerably large UnwantedHarem. Hinata is a [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Shy Blue-Haired]] {{Dandere}} who [[CannotSpitItOut couldn't confess]] [[FanOfTheUnderdog her love to Naruto]] for a very long time, despite being the only one to recognize the hard working, cheerful boy for who he really was. By Part2, even their fighting styles became total opposites to each other's: they both use chakra, but Sakura is using it to increase the strength of her punches to [[SuperStrength monstrous levels]], making her a CuteBruiser, whereas Hinata is using the PressurePoint-based Gentle Fist-style of the Hyuuga clan, making her a LadyOfWar. Furthermore, as a result of their respective personalities and body figures, Sakura has ACupAngst whereas Hinata is [[HiddenBuxom hiding her buxom in baggy clothes]]. Also, according to the anime, Sakura is a LethalChef whereas Hinata is a [[SupremeChef supreme one]].

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** Sakura is a rose-haired {{Tsundere}} who was very loud about her affections for Sasuke, even though [[LovingAShadow they were initially very shallow]], and she was one of his considerably large UnwantedHarem. Hinata is a [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Shy Blue-Haired]] {{Dandere}} who [[CannotSpitItOut couldn't confess]] [[FanOfTheUnderdog her love to Naruto]] for a very long time, despite being the only one to recognize the hard working, cheerful boy for who he really was. By Part2, Part 2, even their fighting styles became total opposites to each other's: they both use chakra, but Sakura is using it to increase the strength of her punches to [[SuperStrength monstrous levels]], making her a CuteBruiser, whereas Hinata is using the PressurePoint-based Gentle Fist-style of the Hyuuga clan, making her a LadyOfWar. Furthermore, as a result of their respective personalities and body figures, Sakura has ACupAngst whereas Hinata is [[HiddenBuxom hiding her buxom in baggy clothes]]. Also, according to the anime, Sakura is a LethalChef whereas Hinata is a [[SupremeChef supreme one]].



*** Furthermore, Chapter 438 demonstrates that their fear was pretty close to being right. Though the Jinchuriki is not the beast itself, the Jinchuriki can be swallowed by the beast's will and release the beast, which is effectively the same thing as what they were afraid of.

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*** Furthermore, Chapter 438 demonstrates that their fear was pretty close to being right. Though the Jinchuriki Jinchuuriki is not the beast itself, the Jinchuriki Jinchuuriki can be swallowed by the beast's will and release the beast, which is effectively the same thing as what they were afraid of.



** [[spoiler: Madara was responsible behind StartOfDarkness Obito.]]

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** [[spoiler: Madara was responsible behind StartOfDarkness Obito.]]Obito ([[PoorlyTimedConfession though at that time when it turned out, it was already not very important]]).
** Black Zetsu showed that he manipulated Madara all this time for the revival his creator Kaguya.



** Danzo's conversation with Itachi in chapter 590: He gives Itachi the choice between siding with the Uchihas, represented by a statue of an angelic Deva, and siding with the Leaf, represented by a statue of a three faced demon that looks very sinister, an Asura. At the time seemed like faux symbolism but not so much after the names of the sons of the Sage of Six Paths are revealed. Indra (the Uchiha ancestor) is named after the leader of the Devas; his brother was called Asura.

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** Danzo's conversation with Itachi in chapter 590: flashbacks: He gives Itachi the choice between siding with the Uchihas, represented by a statue of an angelic Deva, and siding with the Leaf, represented by a statue of a three faced demon that looks very sinister, an Asura. At the time seemed like faux symbolism but not so much after the names of the sons of the Sage of Six Paths are revealed. Indra (the Uchiha ancestor) is named after the leader of the Devas; his brother was called Asura.



* SeriesContinuityError: The most powerful techniques used by an Uchiha depend on the state of their eyes - when Sasuke [[spoiler:was going blind due to over-using his Mangyeko techniques]], those techniques deteriorated and vanished as a result. However, in the end of the series, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Madara]] continues to use these same techniques despite having no eyeballs whatsoever]], frustrating fans who were hoping that this character [[KarmaHoudini would get some comeuppance]].

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* SeriesContinuityError: The most powerful techniques used by an Uchiha depend on the state of their eyes - when Sasuke [[spoiler:was was going blind due to over-using his Mangyeko techniques]], techniques, those techniques deteriorated and vanished as a result. However, in the end of the series, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Madara]] continues to use these same techniques despite having no eyeballs whatsoever]], whatsoever, frustrating fans who were hoping that this character [[KarmaHoudini would get some comeuppance]].comeuppance.



* ShroudedInMyth: Everything concerning Hagoromo O'otsutsuki (the Sage of Six Paths), his brother Hamura, his sons Indra and Asura, and, most important of all, his mother Kaguya. The timeline is vague, but the Sage lived more than a thousand years ago: that's plenty of time for details about him and his life to be forgotten. All that remains of him are his prized ninja tools and a stone tablet containing his teachings. [[spoiler:Said tablet was altered by Black Zetsu as part of his GambitRoulette to revive Kaguya.]]

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* ShroudedInMyth: Everything concerning Hagoromo O'otsutsuki Ootsutsuki (the Sage of Six Paths), his brother Hamura, his sons Indra and Asura, and, most important of all, his mother Kaguya. The timeline is vague, but the Sage lived more than a thousand years ago: that's plenty of time for details about him and his life to be forgotten. All that remains of him are his prized ninja tools and a stone tablet containing his teachings. [[spoiler:Said tablet was altered by Black Zetsu as part of his GambitRoulette to revive Kaguya.]]



* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: This appears to be a major theme in the series. The younger generation of ninja that Naruto belongs to, who move a great deal of the plot, are idealists, while the older ninja who lived through dark and violent times are cynics. However, the narrative frequently depicts the cynical views that peace is impossible and people can't understand each other as completely wrong, and the people who buy into this cynicism most are villains, some of whom are fallen idealists that turn around and help the heroes when Naruto or another challenges their cynical outlook.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Despite being set in a heavily militarized world full of deception and some of the fandom's wishes to the contrary, Naruto is quite clearly on the idealistic side, as emphasized by the "Will of Fire" held by the protagonists and most associated with them. The spirit that is able to turn about any creature in the world from cynical towards idealistic, by just talking to them! Though, of the few who have so far proven to be immune to it, such as Danzo, who believes that people are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling and that the only way to protect Konoha is to make Konoha stronger. Problem is, his reasoning is pretty faulty, since a lot of the crap the idealists had to go through were the direct or indirect result of him also acting like a bastard...
** On the cynical side, we have Sasuke, who believes that [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murder and more murder is the only way to solve your problems and make everything better]]. No matter whether or not they had anything even remotely connected to those problems, or even whether they're your teammates or not. If Danzo thinks people are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling, then Sasuke thinks everyone and everything is [[PsychopathicManchild meaningless before his wants and desires]].
** The sliding scale is an important part of [[TheDragon Nagato's]] backstory. When he was younger, Nagato was a member of an organization that tried to end the wars that devastated their homeland without resorting to violence. The leader of their village views this group as a threat, so he leads Nagato, Konan, and Yahiko, who is the leader of the group, into a trap under the guise of peace talks. He captures Konan and forces Nagato to kill Yahiko to save her. This incident causes Nagato to abandon his idealistic beliefs and turn to a more cynical solution for bringing world peace that involves creating a weapon that will cause immense destruction so that people will be too afraid to go to war. Nagato's cynical views come into conflict with Naruto's idealism when he invades Konoha. Ultimately, seeing Naruto's beliefs reminds Nagato of how he used to be, and he chooses to sacrifice himself to undo some of the destruction he caused.
** And this is ultimately the core theme in the battle between [[TheHero Naruto]] and [[BigBad Obito]]. In a series with a focus on parallels and GenerationXerox, Obito is arguably the biggest parallel to Naruto, with characters such as Kakashi and Obito and Naruto themselves noting the similarities between the two in their youth. However, [[StrawNihilist Obito eventually gave up on the world due to how much pain and suffering it causes]], whereas [[WideEyedIdealist Naruto continues to fight for a better world]]. Obito, believing that Naruto will grow to become like him, even tries to speed up the process. In the end however, it is ultimately Naruto who wins and reminds Obito of the good person he once was and to be that person again.



* SnowMeansLove: Subverted trope connected with ShipSinking when Sakura spends half of chapter 469 declaring to Naruto that she loves him and that she loves Sasuke no more, all in a snowfield with the snow falling softly, then on the final panel (and to Sakura's surprise) Naruto rejects her, the text on that panel even lampshades it: "In the falling snow..." He could tell she was lying so he wouldn't go for the {{face heel turn}}-ed Sasuke and suffer for it.

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* SnowMeansLove: Subverted trope connected with ShipSinking when Sakura spends half of chapter 469 declaring to Naruto that she loves him and that she loves Sasuke no more, all in a snowfield with the snow falling softly, then on the final panel (and to Sakura's surprise) Naruto rejects her, the text on that panel even lampshades it: "In the falling snow..." He could tell she was lying so he wouldn't go for the {{face heel turn}}-ed Sasuke and suffer for it.



* SpellLevels: The Justsu techniques are ranked E to S.

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* SpellLevels: The Justsu Jutsu techniques are ranked E to S.



** Specifically, during his conversation with Sasuke after the latter has just killed Danzou, Sasuke asks him, "What do you want to do, Naruto? Die by my hands and become another victim of my revenge, or kill me and become a Hero?". Naruto, of course, has a third option: "If we fight, we both will die."

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** Specifically, during his conversation with Sasuke after the latter has just killed Danzou, Danzo, Sasuke asks him, "What do you want to do, Naruto? Die by my hands and become another victim of my revenge, or kill me and become a Hero?". Naruto, of course, has a third option: "If we fight, we both will die."



** Kakashi describing Sakura as a kind person and defending her [[spoiler: persistent feelings for Sasuke in Chapter 693 -- saying that, unlike hate, love doesn't need to be justified -- could be interpreted as Kishimoto's own defense of Sakura against common fan criticisms alleging she is a shallow bitch whose love for Sasuke is a bad thing. If translations are correct, the author himself apparently expressed concern with Sakura's reception among audiences.]]

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** Kakashi describing Sakura as a kind person and defending her [[spoiler: persistent feelings for Sasuke in Chapter 693 -- saying that, unlike hate, love doesn't need to be justified -- could be interpreted as Kishimoto's own defense of Sakura against common fan criticisms alleging she is a shallow bitch whose love for Sasuke is a bad thing. If translations are correct, the author himself apparently expressed concern with Sakura's reception among audiences.]]



* ThanatosGambit
** The 4th Hokage's death is really a tour de force of this, which is to be expected since it kick-starts the plot. This guy accomplished more by dying than most of the characters accomplish while alive.
** Itachi Uchiha is another example, as he planned for his brother Sasuke to kill him in order to make Sasuke a hero of Konoha village. Unfortunately for him, further manipulation by Tobi just manages to make Sasuke hate Konoha.
** Kushina Uzumaki, who was already dying anyway (it was nothing short of miraculous she was still alive, in fact), used her body to shield her baby from being killed.
%%** Also, Jiraiya, Madara Uchiha (twice), and Kisame.

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* ThanatosGambit
ThanatosGambit:
** The Minato Namikaze, the 4th Hokage's death Hokage in sealing the fox; turns out he wanted to give his son Naruto a weapon against [[BigBad Tobi]]. That, and stopping a giant fox from killing them all. On top of that making the seal so he would appear when his son was stupid, distraught or desperate enough to consider releasing it.
*** This also included making the seal with the chakra of his ActionMom wife, Kushina. This
is really a tour de force of this, which is not just to keep the Kyuubi pinned down again (she used to be expected since it kick-starts its host, after all), but to give her a chance to appear in Naruto's mind and see their son, granting Kushina her last wish.
** Kisame also pulls this off after Might Guy takes him down, by simultaneously committing suicide with his own shark summons so
the plot. This guy accomplished more Shinobi Alliance can't search his mind for information, and by dying than most of booby-trapping the characters accomplish scroll he was supposed to deliver to Tobi so that the good guys would be distracted while alive.
another summoned shark made a getaway with the information.
** Itachi Uchiha attempts this. This is another example, practically his entire life after leaving the leaf village. His plan revolves around his younger brother [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Sasuke]] [[SelfSacrificeScheme killing him]] as he planned retribution for his crimes. Due to his [[IncurableCoughOfDeath life threatening illness]] he is [[SecretlyDying already dying]], when the final confrontation with his brother occurs. The whole point of his actions are to redeem the Uchiha clan and to allow his brother to be seen as a hero for killing him after he massacred the Uchiha clan. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero It fails spectacularly]]. He also set up a postmortem trap to kill the BigBad and stop him from spilling his secrets. This also fails. He also set up ''another'' postmortem contingency plan to [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood brainwash Sasuke to kill him protect Konoha]] in order the event he turned evil. This also fails.
*** Turns out all he really needed
to make do to accomplish his goals was have an honest and open talk with Sasuke a hero about his choices instead of Konoha village. Unfortunately for him, further manipulation by Tobi just manages manipulating and trying to make Sasuke hate Konoha.
brainwash him.
** Kushina Uzumaki, who was already dying anyway (it was nothing short of miraculous she was still alive, in fact), used her body to shield her baby from being killed.
%%** Also, Jiraiya,
The real Madara Uchiha (twice), attempted to pull one off. He left Tobi in charge of carrying out his plans and Kisame. intended for Nagato to revive him later. This didn't go as planned due to Nagato making a HeelFaceTurn and sacrificing his life to revive the villagers he killed and Tobi who going to become the jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails himself and never had any intention of reviving him. Nonetheless, he gets revived as a zombie later on by Kabuto and subsequently hijacks the jutsu so he can't be controlled.



** As of [[HeelFaceTurn Chapter 570]], Kurama is added to the list. He's not fond of Naruto; he just wants to be entertained by watching him fight some more. In addition, during the battle against [[spoiler:Jinchuuriki!Obito]], Kurama admits that the only reason he wouldn't let Naruto harness sage chakra at Mt. Myoboku is [[ThisIsMyHuman because he was annoyed that Naruto would use Sage chakra over his.]] [[CannotSpitItOut The boy calls him out on this.]]

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** As of [[HeelFaceTurn Chapter 570]], After his HeelFaceTurn, Kurama is added to the list. He's not fond of Naruto; he just wants to be entertained by watching him fight some more. In addition, during the battle against [[spoiler:Jinchuuriki!Obito]], Kurama admits that the only reason he wouldn't let Naruto harness sage chakra at Mt. Myoboku is [[ThisIsMyHuman because he was annoyed that Naruto would use Sage chakra over his.]] [[CannotSpitItOut The boy calls him out on this.]]



* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: This is the main character trait of Sasuke and he experiences it in its full wonderful bitterness. After enacting his revenge against Itachi, he [[HeroicBSOD becomes]] [[EmptyShell apathetic]]. Tobi shakes it by revealing that [[WasItReallyWorthIt it was totally NOT worth it]], since Itachi's actions were driven by the village's politics. It makes Sasuke [[TranquilFury angrier than ever]]. He moves on to wanting to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village. But someone else has already done it. SoWhatDoWeDoNow Rather than move on and try to find another goal in his life, Sasuke decides to personally kill anyone who's lived in the Leaf, starting with the village elders. He strongly averts the trope after killing Danzou, declaring that he feels overjoyed, like the Uchiha name is being cleansed. Naruto later manages to reach the top of his personal hit list, for repeatedly getting in the way. In contrast, a number of other characters get their revenge and move on, or learn to forgive and forget.

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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: This is the main character trait of Sasuke and he experiences it in its full wonderful bitterness. After enacting his revenge against Itachi, he [[HeroicBSOD becomes]] [[EmptyShell apathetic]]. Tobi shakes it by revealing that [[WasItReallyWorthIt it was totally NOT worth it]], since Itachi's actions were driven by the village's politics. It makes Sasuke [[TranquilFury angrier than ever]]. He moves on to wanting to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village. But someone else has already done it. SoWhatDoWeDoNow Rather than move on and try to find another goal in his life, Sasuke decides to personally kill anyone who's lived in the Leaf, starting with the village elders. He strongly averts the trope after killing Danzou, Danzo, declaring that he feels overjoyed, like the Uchiha name is being cleansed. Naruto later manages to reach the top of his personal hit list, for repeatedly getting in the way. In contrast, a number of other characters get their revenge and move on, or learn to forgive and forget.



** Danzou slams Sasuke on his chaotic lashing out of blind revenge and his rejection of the will and cause of the person he's avenging.

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** Danzou Danzo slams Sasuke on his chaotic lashing out of blind revenge and his rejection of the will and cause of the person he's avenging.



* WorldDomination: The stated goal of the Akatsuki organization.



** Madara, of all people, is on the receiving end of this. [[spoiler:After he became the Ten Tails Jinchuriki and activated the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Black Zetsu stabbed him in the back saying that [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech he was a fool for believing he's the only one who can manipulate people]]. All he can do now is become [[BiggerBad Kaguya]]'s new vessel.]]

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** Madara, of all people, is on the receiving end of this. [[spoiler:After he became the Ten Tails Jinchuriki Jinchuuriki and activated the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Black Zetsu stabbed him in the back saying that [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech he was a fool for believing he's the only one who can manipulate people]]. All he can do now is become [[BiggerBad Kaguya]]'s new vessel.]]
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* RealityEnsues: Naruto's panic attack during his first real fight.

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* RealityEnsues: In an intense social setting like this, there's bound to be:
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Naruto's panic attack during his first real fight.fight.
** One of the main reasons Minato Namikaze was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
Konan prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to actually answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and ends up looking down on Naruto, last in his grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated. Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being Book Dumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
Early in the series, Naruto is poisoned in battle. The poison is spreading slowly from his hand and Sakura surmises that the best course to take would be to use a surgical incision to drain the poisoned blood. Since the team would have to go back to the village and abandon their mission to do that properly Naruto violently stabs his hand with a kunai to quickly drain the blood (and also as a dramatic gesture in a vow to never again be paralyzed with fear like he was during the fight)... and then goes into a panic attack when Kakashi points out that he's probably gonna bleed to death from a wound like that. Fortunately the tailed beast within him easily healed the wound.
**Post-Pain Arc, Naruto has been running himself ragged with him unable to talk to his adopted "grandmother" Tsunade due to her coma in the ensuing invasion. He learns Sasuke has become a criminal and attacked a fellow Jinchuriki for Akatsuki. He learns that his friends, even Sakura, have given up on bringing Sasuke back to Konoha. Then when he's told there will be War on top of everything... he can't take it anymore and passes out. A realistic depiction of a Determinator when pushed to the limit, especially when he seems less likely than ever to accomplish the goal he'd been working towards for three years.
What killed (or crippled him for the rest of his life) the legendary Madara Uchiha during his battle with Hashirama? An epic ninjutsu clash? Nope... a stab through the back.
Similarly, After he was revived, Madara managed to become fully human, while this gave him full autonomy over his Rinnegan and made him a deity in power, a stab to the back from Zetsu injures him once more, allowing the Greater Scope Villain to reincarnate from his body.
To a lesser extent, Naruto and Sasuke become increasingly exhausted over the course of the final battle, and while they come at each other with their strongest techniques, causing massive devastation, by the end, they're using relatively basic jutsus until they pool the last of their energy into one final clash.
** The Last: Naruto the Movie, an interquel between the last two chapters of the manga where it's revealed that Naruto does not completely understand the concept of romantic love, thinking that Hinata's love for him was like his love of ramen. When you consider the fact that Naruto never had the unconditional affection that most people had with the their families due to being both an orphan and the village pariah for most of his childhood, it actually makes a lot of sense. Naruto would be starved for any sort of affection, and would have a hard time differentiating them and takes a great amount of time, love and patience to heal. Luckliy, Hinata has that in spades for Naruto.
** In one of the Shippuden endings, Naruto uses Konohamaru's scarf to pull him while fighting, instead of ignoring it.
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* OppositesAttract:
** Hinata is attracted to Naruto even though she's an overly polite, stuttering Shrinking Violet with nil self-confidence and he's a complete rude, loud, overly-optimistic Idiot Hero. Naruto eventually falls for her too.
** Minato and Kushina, the former being very a nice and polite man and the latter being a hot-blooded tomboy.
** Shikamaru and Temari; he's lazy, calm and prone to doubting himself, she's an aggressive Action Girl.
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** Danzo's conversation with Itachi in chapter 590: He gives Itachi the choice between siding with the Uchihas, represented by a statue of an angelic Deva, and siding with the Leaf, represented by a statue of a three faced demon that looks very sinister, an Asura. At the time seemed like faux symbolism but not so much after the names of the sons of the Sage of Six Paths are revealed. Indra (the Uchiha ancestor) is named after the leader of the Devas; his brother was called Asura.
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* {{Tsundere}}:

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** Sasuke is a major offender, often relying on NewPowersAsThePlotDemands to make him [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe As Strong As He Needs To Be]]. His most iconic one may be when, after it has already been established that he was out of chakra, he has continued use of his Sharingan, summons a giant snake, hypnotizes it, jumps in its mouth, and teleports it and himself out of harm's way, all to avoid a massive 10-kilometer-radius explosion. After said explosion ''had already gone off. A few feet from him.'' ([[http://sractheninja.deviantart.com/art/Naruto-Deidara-Lives-63271750?q=gallery%3Asractheninja%2F196008&qo=77 Illustration.]])

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** Sasuke Uchiha is a major offender, often relying on NewPowersAsThePlotDemands to make him [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe As Strong As He Needs To Be]]. His most iconic one may be when, after it has already been established that he was out of chakra, he has continued use of his Sharingan, summons a giant snake, hypnotizes it, jumps in its mouth, and teleports it and himself out of harm's way, all to avoid a massive 10-kilometer-radius explosion. After said explosion ''had already gone off. A few feet from him.'' ([[http://sractheninja.deviantart.com/art/Naruto-Deidara-Lives-63271750?q=gallery%3Asractheninja%2F196008&qo=77 Illustration.]])]])
** Madara Uchiha is a villainous version of this. Since his resurrection, Madara got in a few situations in which he was very close to defeat, only to [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands suddenly demonstrate a new power that had never been seen or even hinted at before]], or [[BeyondTheImpossible just doing impossible action without explanation]]. His most iconic one may be when he was somehow knowing how terminate the contract with Edo Tensei when the person who summoned him was defeated despite the fact that even the original creator of this jutsu does not know how to do it. And as if in confirmation of this when his PlotArmor disappeared (after activation Infinite Tsukiyomi) he was defeated literally one hit in the back from Black Zetsu which showed that he manipulated Madara all this time and to use him as fodder for Kaguya's resurrection. The plot gods giveth and the plot gods taketh away, actually...



** This is in effect for the Ninja Alliance in general for pretty much all of the war. They're fighting an army of invincible zombies, who in life were some of the strongest ninjas to ever live... including ''Madara Uchiha''. And there are only a handful of non-{{Red Shirt}} casualties. At best, three {{Mauve Shirt}}s die (Ino and Shikamaru's fathers and, above all, Neji) and not even the slightest hint of anyone else dying. Not even Gai, who uses an explicitly fatal DangerousForbiddenTechnique to fight Madara and is saved by Naruto intervening with his DeusExMachina power-up.

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** This is in effect for the Ninja Alliance in general for pretty much all of the war. They're fighting an army of invincible zombies, who in life were some of the strongest ninjas to ever live... including aforementioned ''Madara Uchiha''. And there are only a handful of non-{{Red Shirt}} casualties. At best, three {{Mauve Shirt}}s die (Ino and Shikamaru's fathers and, above all, Neji) and not even the slightest hint of anyone else dying. Not even Gai, who uses an explicitly fatal DangerousForbiddenTechnique to fight Madara and is saved by Naruto intervening with his DeusExMachina power-up.
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* Naruto. Let's count his Messiah credentials... He is TheChosenOne by prophecy. He has [[TrueCompanions a number of devoted followers.]] He's persecuted for most of his early life for being a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jinchuuriki]]. He's technically dead with Kurama extracted from him and is about to be revived to save the world and most especially he is the reincarnation of the youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths, AKA the God of Shinobi, who was chosen as the Sage's successor.
** DarkMessiah / EvilCounterpart: Obito Uchiha.
* [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] was this during his time, when he created the Ninshu/Ninja Creed. [[AdaptationExpansion Episode 464]] of the anime is ''almost'' a retelling of the life of JesusChrist: just replace [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] for Jesus and Futami for St. Peter. [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] wants to atone for the role [[spoiler:Kaguya]] played in nearly destroying the world, just like Jesus died in the Scriptures for everyone's sins. The sage then [[WalkingTheEarth travels around the world]], restoring the land and assisting the people, [[TrueCompanions gathering disciples along the way]] after [[AllLovingHero inspiring them with his goodness]] (many of whom turn out to be [[TheAtoner former thieves]], just like the apostles). He even works as a carpenter fixing bridges- Jesus's father was a carpenter! Just to get the point across further, [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] [[SecondComing returns during the Ten Tails's comeback]] to grant [[spoiler:Naruto and Sasuke]] the [[spoiler:Yin and Yang releases]].

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* ** Naruto. Let's count his Messiah credentials... He is TheChosenOne by prophecy. He has [[TrueCompanions a number of devoted followers.]] He's persecuted for most of his early life for being a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jinchuuriki]]. He's technically dead with Kurama extracted from him and is about to be revived to save the world and most especially he is the reincarnation of the youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths, AKA the God of Shinobi, who was chosen as the Sage's successor.
** *** DarkMessiah / EvilCounterpart: Obito Uchiha.
* [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] ** Sage of Six Paths aka Hagoromo Otsutsuki was this during his time, when he created the Ninshu/Ninja Creed. [[AdaptationExpansion Episode 464]] of the anime is ''almost'' a retelling of the life of JesusChrist: just replace [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] Hagoromo for Jesus and Futami for St. Peter. [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] Hagoromo wants to atone for the role [[spoiler:Kaguya]] Kaguya played in nearly destroying the world, just like Jesus died in the Scriptures for everyone's sins. The sage then [[WalkingTheEarth travels around the world]], restoring the land and assisting the people, [[TrueCompanions gathering disciples along the way]] after [[AllLovingHero inspiring them with his goodness]] (many of whom turn out to be [[TheAtoner former thieves]], just like the apostles). He even works as a carpenter fixing bridges- Jesus's father was a carpenter! Just to get the point across further, [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] Hagoromo [[SecondComing returns during the Ten Tails's comeback]] to grant [[spoiler:Naruto Naruto and Sasuke]] Sasuke the [[spoiler:Yin Yin and Yang releases]].releases.
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* MessianicArchetype: Naruto. Let's count his Messiah credentials... He is TheChosenOne by prophecy. He has [[TrueCompanions a number of devoted followers.]] He's persecuted for most of his early life for being a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jinchuuriki]]. He's technically dead with Kurama extracted from him and is about to be revived to save the world and most especially he is the reincarnation of the youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths, AKA the God of Shinobi, who was chosen as the Sage's successor.

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* MessianicArchetype: MessianicArchetype:
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Naruto. Let's count his Messiah credentials... He is TheChosenOne by prophecy. He has [[TrueCompanions a number of devoted followers.]] He's persecuted for most of his early life for being a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jinchuuriki]]. He's technically dead with Kurama extracted from him and is about to be revived to save the world and most especially he is the reincarnation of the youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths, AKA the God of Shinobi, who was chosen as the Sage's successor.


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* [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] was this during his time, when he created the Ninshu/Ninja Creed. [[AdaptationExpansion Episode 464]] of the anime is ''almost'' a retelling of the life of JesusChrist: just replace [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] for Jesus and Futami for St. Peter. [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] wants to atone for the role [[spoiler:Kaguya]] played in nearly destroying the world, just like Jesus died in the Scriptures for everyone's sins. The sage then [[WalkingTheEarth travels around the world]], restoring the land and assisting the people, [[TrueCompanions gathering disciples along the way]] after [[AllLovingHero inspiring them with his goodness]] (many of whom turn out to be [[TheAtoner former thieves]], just like the apostles). He even works as a carpenter fixing bridges- Jesus's father was a carpenter! Just to get the point across further, [[spoiler:Hagoromo]] [[SecondComing returns during the Ten Tails's comeback]] to grant [[spoiler:Naruto and Sasuke]] the [[spoiler:Yin and Yang releases]].
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