Originally Posted by kael03
Except it doesn't seal the person's soul. It seals a "word soul". The Japanese hold a belief that words have souls which give them certain powers. The Rope/Sword combo steals the "word soul" of the word most used by a person.
Shhhh.... don't go that deep kael. Do you want KYF writing his dissertations about his theories and how they pertain to Japanese history and mythos?
But back to the edo tensai topic... We now have a pretty good idea of where Orochimaru got DNA from Hashi. But where in the hell did he get it from Tobi?