Originally Posted by el_deevil
Nice prediction woody, except Minato being selfish and stupidly requesting Madara to spare Naruto's life when he always put the village above anything else in the past. I think he is much smarter than that, there is no way he'll ever make a deal with Madara.
Lol you're right
BUT you missed the dialogue between Naruto and the Kyubi!
Minato didn't beleive any of the waffle he was spouting he was just setting Madarra up and giving him a believable reason as to why Minato would want to help him.
The whole purpose of Minato was so that Madarra would allow minato's chakra to merge with his!
And since the kyubbi learnt to sense and link onto minato's chakra that effectively means that naruto can now target Madarra and teleport to him at any time, it negates him having to put a seal on Madarra like Minato did in the flashback sequence.
So basically Madarra thought he was cleverer than Minato and gettig one up on him, but in fact Minato had the last laugh and got one up on Madarra!
BTW I did this for two reasons
1. I thought it was a clever (and in my eyes the best) way for Minato leave again, rather than losing out in a fight which he's already admitted to.
2. It sets up a potentially good fight between Madarra and naruto in the future, (lots of counter attacking if you know what I mean)
Sorry if I didn't make it clear the way I wrote it.