Originally Posted by SilverbladeVI
Or maybe Konan is alive. Someone pulled her out of a genjutsu after the explosion.
But then again.
DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE the power of small villages.
Yeah. I remember when Pain was revealed as a Rain Ninja. People on this forum shat bricks big time. They were like WTF? A RAIN NINJA? AREN'T RAIN NINJAS ARE NOOBS?!!!!
Rain Ninja have shinobi like Pain and Hanzou. I am confident that there are more powerhouses within the village itself. Like with every other village.
Konoha has all the badasses in Root though. Other than that. It's only Naruto, Yamato and Guy.
@Kluang - Madara can run a village. He done it to the Mist. Why not a small country like the Rain.
And now it shown that a small village that fought all three side in the last war, is far more capable then the big one. Makes one wonder, what is the grass capable off.
Madara runs Mist with a jinchuuriki that can control is bijuu as the puppet while he stays in the shadows. No doubt that is what Sasuke's purpose is. Become Madara's puppet by unleashing EMS to force small villages to force them to bow to him.