Originally Posted by SilverbladeVI
The clone thing is very gay. Naruto been doing this clone thing. Pain been doing this clone thing. Kisame been doing this clone thing and now ZETSU who is doing this clone thing.
Wasn't it mentioned somewhere that Akatsuki was working with "small villages?"
I'm sure some small villages has the most badass remnants from the founding of the ninja world and would participate in this war.
It's better off that way anyway. But then again they would be outnumbered against a shinobi alliance. :\
Maybe without Pain, Akatsuki lost the support of the small villages, since Pain is the champion of the small villages who stop the bullying of the big villages. I think the most badass ninja can be found in the Hidden Rain Village. Pain describe his Hidden Rain Village is fill with war refugees, missing-nin who doesnt want to be found, drifters, criminals.
Seems like a place where wanted people tend to stay low.