the name Tobi was probably ment to mislead people into thinking tobi was obito. They showed obito die so tobi cannot be obito. It has to be someone who knew, liked, or even loved obito, because they used the name tobi which is very similar to obito. One of kakashis regrets is to not have listened to obito from the start. Rin's rescue was more dangorous than it should have been because of kakashis hesitation, which killed obito (CHAPTER 243) and tobi tells kakashi "its to late to regret" (that may be the regret he was talking about). who ever Tobi is he has to be a medical ninja because of the two eye transplants he did on himself. After obito's death Rin disappears. we know she didnt die because they show here looking up at the stars after the forth saves the two of them. (she may even blame the 4th for obitos death as well). Rin is also a medical ninja. No one knows exactly when Madara died, or what happened to Rin it is possible that the 2 of them met, and that their mutual hatered for kanoha was how they become friends. Rin never thanks kakashi for saving her. Read chapter 243 and 244 it will tell you everything you need to know about why Tobi is Rin. i wonder what kakashi will do because he vowed to always protect her.
oh ya and tobi told kakashi that he is just words
and no action. can he be talking about how kakashi
was slow to decide to save Rin? according to
kakashi in chapter 243, if they acted sooner obito
might still be alive...
It seems that Tobi and kakashi have meet before or
perhaps known each other, because tobi said to
kakashi" dont open your mouth so
easily". and keep bragging about it and it
seems Gai also has a hint on who this tobi was.
i think tobi is a couple years older than kakashi
... i imagined him as being about narutos current
age during the 9tails attack on kanoha... is there
anything that says hes older? other than the baggy
right eye which could be a scar or deception. he
decieved all of akatsuki into thinking he was a
happy-go-lucky idiot, he could easily decive his
enemies as well.
for theory of rin to be tobi makes more sense,
since rin would have a motive as she loved kakashi
but he ditched her saying he was not worth it, n
plus she could pin this event some stuff on konoha
and leadership and opted this path....but the
problem is of age and gender....tobi appears to be
old and with quite heavy manly voice....but
whoever tobi is, his goal is too big !!!! so it
has to be someone of that callibar...this only
fits well if tobi is madara's brother...the
rest is on kishi... he has the
authority to even make hiruzen sarutobi as tobi
and come up with logic and jutsu to do it....which
i sure hope that he wouldnt do......
Ok Tobi couldnt be rin for the same reason we were
saying tobi cant be obito!! what is with you guys
and these insane tobi theories, Tobi faught the
4th as a man many years ago. Full grown it seemed.
Not to mention he already had full control over
obitos mangekyou sharingan back then when he
fought the fourth because he was using the same
tech. Do you think that rin, not long maybe a few
years after obito died, became a full grown man
and mastered the mangekyou sharingan. No sir!