Re: Favorite Character
My absolute favorite character is Kankuro. The whole family dynamic coupled with the Kabuki style and jutsus just make for an awesome character, in my opinion. His impulsive behavior kind of reminds me of a severely muted, matured Naruto, in a way.
After that, Lee, Jiraiya, and Hinata. My favorite Akatsuki is Konan, because her jutsu is interesting, she's powerful, and she's a female villain--the only one. (Not counting Kin, who sucked, and Temari, who is no longer a villain and was never actually evil, just following orders.)
'Twas grief enough to think mankind
All hollow servile insincere
But worse to trust to my own mind
And find the same corruption there