Re: Just a Thought THREAD
My theory is that the seal on the Kyuubi will have some sort of siphon on it so that Naruto can learn to drawn the Kyuubi's chakra without it controlling him. The introduction of Sage Chakra supports this in that Naruto can learn to combine and control the kyuubi chakra as the fourth part of his power giving him insane levels of it. If this is not the case, I think the Kyuubi is to remain as one of those temptation powers - you have it, but you can never use it.
As for Naruto's mum, the most likely scenario for me is the idea that she was very talented and died defending Minato while Minato was performing the Death God Jutsu. I mean, the jutsu takes time to complete and the Kyuubi couldn't have been helpless during it's performance.