Naruto Thousand Hands (Mokuton Naruto AU)

#76
Looks like Mito might confront Naruto with the knowledge she's the Jinchuriki.

Danzo is a schemer through and through. He plans well and when his plans succeed they succeed spectactularly. However, he doesn't plan well for unknown variables. The irony is that if Danzo hadn't been so focused on himself and his vision of Konoha, he could have very well have gotten access to Naruto and Biwako's DNA in order to create a super baby of doom with the powers he's trying to gain for himself. Of course, I doubt anyone could have seen Naruto coming, even without his Mokuton Kekkei Genkai, let alone Shukaku. Hopefully, Shukaku and Naruto come to some sort of terms.
 

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#77
Looks like Mito might confront Naruto with the knowledge she's the Jinchuriki.

Danzo is a schemer through and through. He plans well and when his plans succeed they succeed spectactularly. However, he doesn't plan well for unknown variables. The irony is that if Danzo hadn't been so focused on himself and his vision of Konoha, he could have very well have gotten access to Naruto and Biwako's DNA in order to create a super baby of doom with the powers he's trying to gain for himself. Of course, I doubt anyone could have seen Naruto coming, even without his Mokuton Kekkei Genkai, let alone Shukaku. Hopefully, Shukaku and Naruto come to some sort of terms.
Honestly, I have always found him rather heavy on raw intellect, but also one of those who chose Wisdom as their dump stat. :p

I mean, I tried to make him come across as the embodiment of the saying 'play stupid games, win stupid prizes'. Did I succeed?
 
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#78
...Anything that bothered you? I don't mean in-universe, but in the quality of my writing, plot included.
 
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Nope. No problems here. I actually like how things have developed so far.

Hiruzen being a well meaning, easily manipulated fool is nothing new. In fact, that's basically the interpretation that is the norm in fanfiction these days. It doesn't help that canon kinda backs this up. Even if canon doesn't portray him as negatively as fanfiction does.

Danzo not being a zealot of the 2nd Hokage is unique. He's anti-Uchiha, but not in the same way as canon-Danzo or Tobirama was. The fact that Danzo apparently had manipulated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Hokages is new. What gets me here, is that Danzo is loyal to the concept of Konoha, but he doesn't actually understand the concept itself. He seems to have learned all the wrong lessons from both the 1st and 2nd Hokages and instead of helping the 3rd Hokage with his shortcomings, he tried to use them to his own advantage. And for what? A Konoha that doesn't and could never exist because his vision runs against the very purpose as to why the village was founded to begin with. The fact that Danzo isn't just responsible for the Uchiha, but the Senju as well and the reasons for it, is horrifying. Nevermind the fact that he's responsible for what happened to Sakumo, Naruto's ostrization and the rapidly growing disdain Biwako and even Mito are showing for the village. He can't see the forest for the trees and thinks Hiruzen is the only old incompetant that needs to get out of the way, when in truth, he's done more damage to Konoha than anyone could have imagined. Hiruzen is at least self-aware enough that he knows he isn't fit for the job- not that it's stopping him from making things worse.

Honestly, leave or stay, I hope Mito stays with Naruto and Biwako. I also hope that Ino blows the lid off of everything. Short term, things will get horrible for Konoha. Long term, if they could get rid of Hiruzen and Danzo, things would be a lot better. Another thing I like is the fact that Koharu and Homura seem to just do what they are supposed to, and just advise. No secret agendas, no alterior motives. They just advise and reign in Sarutobi's worst tendencies. It's kind of sad that, that is even a twist.
 

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#80
Danzo not being a zealot of the 2nd Hokage is unique. He's anti-Uchiha, but not in the same way as canon-Danzo or Tobirama was. The fact that Danzo apparently had manipulated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Hokages is new. What gets me here, is that Danzo is loyal to the concept of Konoha, but he doesn't actually understand the concept itself.
Well, it was someone else's idea, the part about Danzo hating the existence of those loyal to other things than Konoha as their top priority, especially those with concentrated power like clans. I simply added to it. Here is my post, quoting them.

https://forums.spacebattles.com/thr...-the-threadmarks.865465/page-37#post-72678171

...Hmmm... the First and the Second both died during the First War (Second Hokage) and shortly after (First Hokage), at least in my fic, so Danzo never manipulated Tobirama (and it's not like Tobirama isn't astute enough to have noticed several seconds before Danzo finished the first sentence) and at most only in Hashirama's last few years.

And for what? A Konoha that doesn't and could never exist because his vision runs against the very purpose as to why the village was founded to begin with.
Sadly, that interpretation is very much in line with canon. I didn't need to make much change... :confused: ;)
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Honestly, leave or stay, I hope Mito stays with Naruto and Biwako. I also hope that Ino blows the lid off of everything. Short term, things will get horrible for Konoha. Long term, if they could get rid of Hiruzen and Danzo, things would be a lot better. Another thing I like is the fact that Koharu and Homura seem to just do what they are supposed to, and just advise. No secret agendas, no alterior motives. They just advise and reign in Sarutobi's worst tendencies. It's kind of sad that, that is even a twist.
LOL, while I do sometimes use mediocre fanon, I almost never fail to put in a twist or three. After thinking of what they had to deal with Sarutobi, I can sympathize with them and the way they treated Tsunade. Remember, when she stood up to them, they respected her much more.

... Which says a lot about Hiruzen's proverbial spine. Or, rather, its inexistence....

As for what the curveball ends up being in regards to Naruto's and Biwako's secrets and when, that's- a secret. :p
 
#81
Regardless, I still think Mito and Naruto need to have a sit down discussion about Jinchuriki. Mito is afraid because she thinks Naruto doesn't know. Naruto doesn't know how to break the news that until recently, he thought HE was the Jinchuriki having pieced it together. Of course, the fact that he and Biwako then turned around and turned him into one...
 

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#82
I edited the chapter a bit -- mostly really minor changes.

Such as Tsunade having opened the First Gate (of the Eight Gates) to trip up Shukaku, not just Sage Mode and Byakugo no Jutsu.
 
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