Originally Posted by Wolverine
Most Jounin teachers have been left in dust, sans Gai and Kakashi. Yamato is not a Senju (unless we haven't been told so hitherto) and I cannot see him using Hashirama's powers to even substantially hinder Madara, let alone match him. Madara was OP already without Hashi's DNA and the only reason we can conclude that he can fight so well with it is the lineage of the SOSP. Naruto has to beat Madara himself, as impossible as it may sound. There is no one else who has the sheer power to even trouble Madara in the least. This is the man who laid waste to all 5 Kages singlehandedly. Kinda makes me wonder how OP Hashirama was himself.
The whole series is like a redundant irony. With the powers the Uchiha had at their disposal, their annihilation seems meek at best and poorly forethought at worst. This includes techniques like Izanagi and Izanami which, unlike with the Mangekyou Sharingan's mention with only a handful of Uchiha, were not as rare and were said to have been used during wars... thereby leading one to question the simplicity and ease with which they whittled away.
Then again, not much in this manga seems to make sense anymore, so we never know.
It is not to say I don't agree with you...yes it seems Kishi wants to build the fight between Madara and Naruto..without even including Sasuke who should have a reason for being there..the fact that Kishi is avoiding the confrontation between Naruto, Sasuke and Madara is beyond me...it better be a great fucking reason too! For me I just don't see any ass pull from Naruto being worthy enough to really threaten Madara...He freed himself from ET, Immortal, Uchiha plus Senju, Rinnegan....shit he is almost Kubo's Ichigo..every fucking entity under one brain. If Yamato isn't utilized I wouldn't care...it would be a serious drop of the ball....absolutely ignored past the climax of the story...so sad lol. I am still hoping Obito is swayed and ends up ending Madara....that would somewhat save the serious asspulls I see coming.