Tobirama Senju has always been considered to be one of the most powerful ninjas of all time. His legacy is not just about his exploits in battle, but also the amount of “forbidden” jutsus he has created over the years, making him one of the most overpowered characters in the entire cast of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.
But if he was that powerful, how did he end up losing his life to a bunch of jounins from the Cloud Village?
This is a very complicated question to answer, and it actually shows how Naruto’s plot is often confused with his own greatness. That’s because Tobirama Senju’s death was written by Masashi Kishimoto before he finished writing about all the achievements of the Second Hokage.
We can see this by looking at the differences between Tobirama Senju’s fighting style during the battle against Hiruzen Sarutobi and during the Fourth Great Ninja War. During the confrontation against the Third Hokage, Tobirama practically sustained himself only with the use of jutsus based on the nature of water. In the Ninja War…
In the Ninja War, Tobirama had already been assigned an immense amount of powerful jutsu like the Flight of the Thunder God and Edo Tensei Himself. Something that if we think about it, it would make fighting a bunch of Cloud Jounins trivial for someone as powerful as Tobirama.
Therefore, the fact that Tobirama lost his life on this occasion is only explained by necessities (or flaws, if you prefer) of a script, since someone like Tobirama would easily be able to manage an entire battalion of ninjas, even if he was tired or debilitated.
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Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.
Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.
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