Re: Favorite/Saddest Deaths (or near death scenes
Hiruzen Sarutobi. Maybe not sad, but one of the best deaths. Over matched and ailing, he took out the First and the Second zombies and very nearly Orochimaru as well. Didn't quite make up for his mistakes, but gave it one heck of a try. He was a true ninja and I am a bit perplexed why Naruto doesn't look back on him more, especially with the whole "will of fire" line that gets passed around.
Itachi's death was pretty much as Vengence described it. It keeps getting worse from the fact that he didn't prevent Sasuke from becoming a raging destructive freak and now Itachi is a pawn of Kabuto, but I suspect he may yet have a hand to play.