Originally Posted by jekyl_hyde
That's not a plothole, that's just shatty writing. Kishi has taken many of his more competent characters and just shat on their knowledge, understanding, and comprehension of battle. Because if things played out the way they were supposed to, the alliance would be using their last dying breaths not because of Obito or Madara, but because of Kabuto and his edos. Madara handled the kages, Obito was dealing with Naruto and co., meanwhile the Zetsus and edos should have wiped out the vast majority of the alliance forces.
Yeah, just responding to Special One on why C4 wasn't used. Goes hand in hand with why Sasori was even brought back, he had no real puppets left, and using real shinobi in they're place was kinda meh, overall. His puppets were badass inventions with retarded techs, and he's left with basic shinobi throwing kunai, agreed shat on, badly... without a wipe.
After thinking, the manga would've been better with less. Combine Ten Ten, with Sakura, makes her moar worthwhile, and one less nonimportant character to deal with, also freeing up opportunity for depth with said character. Combine villans to simplify stupidity, these ideas are old school marvel mainstays.