Originally Posted by Hikaru
i rarely post but i have got to say this...
Pain is the most broken anime character that i have ever seen in my 20+ years watching animation, he is so broken right now that is not even funny.
Kishi needs to make people understand how badass Pain is, so that when Naruto defeats him.. It's an epic moment.
It's one thing to defeat random-jounin-ninja-from-random-village, and quite another to defeat someone like Pain.
It's purposely setup this way, to make the odds seem insurmountable to overcome for Naruto... But, he will find a way to do it
Naruto wants to become Hokage someday. If he were to save the Village, then everyone would begin to recognize him to some degree. I'm not saying he'd become hokage (and he isn't ready, IMO)-- but, people would realize that he is a rising Star.. so to speak