Spoilers for the latest chapter of the manga
Thought i would open a discussion of the latest part of the manga, which will probably end with discussion in general.
Chapter 272 - Akatsuki's origins revealed, and now we know for sure that Jiraiya will die before he leaves the country of rain.
Why he is doomed (Basicaly counting off the death tropes reasons he is now expendable).
He has taught Naruto everything he can - no more use as a trainer, he has passed the badge on. It's time for Naruto to have a mentor to emote over.
He has made preparations for his death - while not a sure sign of death, these preparations will unseal the Kubi, making Naruto stronger. This is a shonen fight series, anything that can make the lead stronger, will.
He is within striking distance of the Big Bad
- And you know that he has to last much longer, the only possible outcome is The Worf Effect
, Pain will kill Jiraiya just to show that he is stronger than the Sanin. Plus that will piss of Tsunade.
He is their master - making him responsible for Akatsuki, he will die by their hands as redemption for creating them.
Jiraiya is doomed - opinions?