Originally Posted by shahbayu
Hey Mikey...Can I join?
Yes you can.
Mikey will add you to the list when he is able to.
Originally Posted by UchihaTaijiya
U_U *pokes fanclub*
Here's a topic... what's your thoughts of Pein?
To be honest I kinda breezed through some parts of his fight with Jiraiya. =X The action in that fight didn't really catch my fancy (summons are cool and stuff but meh, there wasn't enough hardcore taijutsu). And so, since I'm kinda ignorant about his capabilities, does anyone think (besides having a major god complex and the rinnegan *sp?*) is he worthy to be called a genius? Thus far, of course.
After being majorly disappointed in the Hidan and Kakuzu battle and the end of their possibilities of being a whoel characters, I had very, very high hopes for AL and BH.
Pein/Pain is probably Kishimoto's biggest failure as a character, especially for me, being such a hardcore Akatsuki fan and all. From his half assed status of being the Akatsuki-leader-who's-actually-not-really-the-leader to his stupid powers, not to mention the incredibly lame backstory that feels like something Kishi made up on the spot and was shoehorned at the last second, the whole character feels absolutely pointless and a waste of panel space.
He was supposed to be the all powerful Akatsuki leader, the big bad guy, the main villain. He's actually just some lackey with a run of the mill god complex and no individuality whatsoever. Terrible, terrible writing from Kishimoto.
Actually, all that shit about collecting Jinchuuriki sounds like a load of bull now. A nuclear bomb? What the hell, Kishi, what the hell?
And the Rin'negan...yes, supposedly the all powerful eye. When I heard it's origin, I felt sick. It would be better if it was just a powerful bloodline, like the Byakugan and what Sharingan was in Part I. Not some uber-pwnage eye that destroys the world and shit.
And finally, we come to the thing I was disgusted to see-the prophecy...
Holy shit, from a "Hard work can surpass a genius." and Naruto defeating Neji who believed in destiny, to a prophecy where Naruto is actually the "destined child". Really sounds like Kishi made that up on the spot. And miserably failed to make it go along his morals in the manga.