Naruto Shippuuden episode 278
Another interesting episode, huh? You know, this episode made me wonder about the balance in strength here. Tobi and his allies are pretty strong, even though there’s less of them (providing you count all of those parasites as one), yet they keep making things very difficult for the Allied Shinobi Force. I’m not so sure it’s a difference in power or in knowledge.
We all remember Zetsu, I’m sure. He’s (or should I say they?) an annoying little parasite with all sorts of handy abilities. One of these abilities got put in the spotlight. We all know that he obtained quite the power boost when they infused him with Yamato’s wood element, but to think that his abilities were this extreme. Like I said, white Zetsu is a nasty piece of work with a huge box of tricks. One of those tricks allowed him to change into another person completely, even replicating that person’s Chakra. All he needs to do is absorb someone’s Chakra a little bit and voila, he can take their identity completely and no one would be any the wiser.
It was a pretty interesting twist when it turned out that the first battle was just a strategic manoeuvre for Zetsu to obtain people’s Chakra, merely so that he can kill the most important Shinobi at night one by one. Call it ingenious, unfair or cruel, but that is quite the interesting ability he’s got there. That ability would allow him to infiltrate any place at any given time.
Things should pick up next week. Both Itachi and Nagato have been revived to fight for the cause, so it won’t be long before they pull some interesting sh*t too. Also, I’m very interested in finding out what kind of strategy Shikaku will come up with to deal with this parasitic problem. The manga wasn’t very clear on that. Also, I have said it before and I will say it once more; I definitely believe that Shikamaru is smarter than his old man, definitely.