Originally Posted by jeanericuser
Here is a curious thought that has been rattling around in my brain lately. The seal on naruto is designed to suppress kyubi chakra. Is that same chakra itself physically used up as a result or is it merely stored instead thus increasing the kyubi's overall chakra supply? I have been lately wondering if naruto might actually be even stronger in sage mode without the kyubi instead of with it. Without the kyubi his full chakra could be mixed directly with sage chakra thus increasing his chakra resources making him even more powerful than he was before. This is theory at this point but I have been debating the prospect for a while now.
There's one problem with your prognosis... how long has it been since Kishi has been thorough with anything in this storyline?