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Is Naruto the type of character to die at the ends of the series?
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maybe

that would be cool but kind of cliche

it would make a sad/happy ending despite being generic
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I honestly don't see Naruto dying at the end of the series. It just wouldn't be right eh, we've been with him from day 1 and killing him off would just suck lol :(

I have a gut feeling that he won't die though, not in the way you guys think at least.



Well regardless of whether it is 'right' or not, authors and mangakas do that to their works. Naruto probably wouldn't be an exception. And just because a character has been introduced since day one, so to speak, it doesn't mean they are immune to anything. Authors can change and manipulate a story anyway they like, because ultimately it is their story. They can give characters life and just as easily take it away with a few words and some impelling story lines. It can happen to any character, for a good reason or not it can happens.

But if I were to ask... what do you guys think would be the ending? If anything there are probably a few answers to that questions just based on what people are saying in this thread.

1) Naruto becomes Hokage, saves sasuke, paves way for new generation... blah blah blah Happy Ending.
2) Naruto dies but his death was a meaningful one that ends with a peaceful world.

Those two seem to be the prominent theories, but regardless they are theories.

Now... people can discuss what they would like to see happen and propose an interesting 'alternate' ending, perhaps.

Here's my alternate ending, perhaps it's weird but it could be interesting if it turned out as such. Read it if you like, but if you're not interested then that's alright with me. This is all opinionated anyways, no one is right or wrong (yet).




Ok that was a bit of a long post, anyways just to make sure EVERYONE understands this... these are theories that I came up with in my little head, nothing else. I will not vouch for it to be likely or unlikely, I remain indifferent but either way it does not matter, I just thought I shared a piece of my mind.


I don't think you entirely get what I mean by right I don't mean it as in a right/wrong choice, I mean it as in a choice that doesn't reflect the mangaka's style. Yes, its true that quite a few characters have died in Naruto, and that more will probably do so, but that doesn't mean the main character Naruto's gonna hit the hay in a sacrificial way. Also, if Naruto dies I would be pretty bummed because honestly this story is about Naruto, without Naruto it's not 'Naruto' anymore, do you get what i mean? And I'm not saying that Naruto is immune to anything because of his day 1 status, I'm just saying for him to die so long after being with us would be a huge tragedy, and would blatantly suck :(

And about the ending, I honestly think Naruto won't die in action and will live life as the Hokage, mainly because it's been Naruto's goal from Day 1 and a lot of things revolve around his goal in one way or another. I think you are giving the Kyubi slightly too much credit, yes it is a very important plot element but Naruto is no longer going to willingly use it's power, and has realised what true strength is.

One last thing, theres also the will of fire, and the next generation. Naruto is part of the generation that is about to take over, for him to die now would be too soon. So far it has mainly been characters who pass on the will of fire and who are part of the generation that passes on everything to the next generation that have died.

Anyway thats just my opinion :P
Good food for thought btw yall.



Well I understand what you're saying. Majority of the people would hate to see the main character die. However, whether it would 'suck' or not all depends on how Mashimoto is able to tell the story, or rather end it. As for passing something onto the next generation, Naruto has already done something to that regards. Prime example, Konohamaru being able to do rasengan and kage bunshin. However, after the last chapter in the manga things are iffy as to whether the kid is still alive. Did he die along with the rest of konoha or did he manage to survive like sakura? We'll have to see next week.

Also, I don't think the Kyuubi is given too much credit. In fact, it hasn't really made his scene in awhile. Although the story has been revolving 'capturing' the Kyuubi, but that's all it is so far. The Kyuubi hasn't done anything. Even though Naruto no longer uses its power, it's still there. And lets not forget that the Kyuubi has a personality of its own. Just because Naruto chooses not to use its power doesn't mean it has disappeared and won't reappear. Perhaps in the coming battles Naruto is on the verge of death and the Kyuubi is able to take over? Although that sort of event is very similar to the story of 666 Satan (manga by Mashimoto's brother). In case you haven't read that manga (I'd recommend it), Jio Freed lives with Satan inside of him. He's able to suppress it and uses his own power to fight and Satan doesn't appear for a long while until the end. Jio battles with his 'inner self' (Satan) and in the end, in order to save the world sacrificed himself to rid of the world of Satan. Of course the story line can not be compared in a parallel manner, but the similarities are there. And like I said in my very first post on this thread, Mashimoto and his brother's favorite manga was Dragon Ball. And their stories have elements taken from that manga. It's just they each have their own way of telling their stories which makes it interesting.

So what I'm trying to say is this, don't write off the death of Naruto as being total 'OMG SUCK' but be open minded about it. Plus, you say you would be bummed if Naruto died and there wouldn't be Naruto anymore, well... any ending would end Naruto. Whether he lives or dies, there will be an ending. Everything has a beginning and an end. And I don't believe anyone has mentioned anything about Naruto dying now, we're talking about the end. Although Mashimoto has stated that he has an ending in mind, that doesn't mean it will be anytime soon. From the way the story is progressing we still have awhile until the end.

Oh and one more thing, Naruto will most likely obtain the title of Hokage. But like his predecessors, as a Hokage he would sacrifice himself for the future generations and his village. Thus... "passing the will of fire."


Haha you voice your arguments well And I agree with some of the reasoning behind what you say but not completely. Firstly don't put so much on emphasis on suck haha, I'm greatful for the story Kishimoto has told so far and I will accept the ending no matter what, I was just voicing how I would feel if Naruto to die, especially in a sacrifice. I mainly feel this way because an ending like that would completely contradict Naruto's character, hes got a dream to be hokage and so many other people have invested their faith in his goal and have also become strong themselves because of Naruto's influence. Naruto is a lot more integral than you think (sorry for sounding like fanboy btw lol >.<)

And that example you use of Naruto passing techniques on to Konohamaru, your are right but I wouldn't call it a prime example, mainly because Naruto has a lot more passing down to do to the next generation His generation is just starting to take over, it's not there time yet mate. I reckon Konohamaru survived btw, along with a lot of others, but there will be others who sadly died :(

With regards to the kyubi, what I meant by don't give him too much credit is that hes definitely beatable and Narutos not the only one that can stop him, although it would obviously involbe Naruto enmorlously. Sasuke and Madara have the potential to own him completely, he even said himself their chakra is more sinister. Yes he hasn't made an appearance in a long time and he does have huge potential to do something in the future, but you have to understand how their bond works. Naruto no longer wants to use the kyubis power. Yep, the Kyubi could take advantage of Narutos emotions, but ultimately hes not in control. (However im not entirely sure how badly Konohas destruction will affect Naruto. Yes Naruto will be pissed but will he be pissed enough to lose control, despite his conviction to never use the Kyubis power again(?) We shall see. I also don't think the Kyubi will take over on the verge of death, its possible though. 666 satan seems cool, I'll give it a shot one day but i've got enough on my plate for now Yes the similarities are there yet I still don't think Naruto will sacrifice himself to destroy the kyubi, theres so many other possibilities and sacrificing may seem the way it will work out but Naruto's the number 1 Unpredictable ninja, it's very possible he'll find another way, im guessing with the help of others too, hes not alone :)

Hehe, I'm being more open minded than you think mate, I'm taking everything you say into consideration and have not ruled them out, but have just given my own opinions which differ. Yup, any ending would end Naruto, I'm gonna be sad because I've been going down the road as a fan for a long time, but I know it's coming and will have no regrets with how it turns out. And don't bother me with semantics, it's not worth it :P
Now that you put it that way, Naruto definitely will at least be willing to sacrifice himself as Hokage, but im hoping its not happening in Shippuden, I reckon it would be beyond the end of the story, hence just making it a pigment of someones imagination.

Damn my brain melted typing all that out lol




This is becoming super long! I wonder if this will be one of things that everyone quotes just to be part of the long quote, LOL.

Anyways man, I'm glad you're actually making a discussion about this. Unlike most people that has just been saying.. "NO WAi! it Would OmG Sukzoorz!" or "Yes, he should die". This is a bit more productive and alot more interesting.

Either way, I agree... Naruto is an integral character. You, being able to argue like, makes me wonder if your age on the crunchyroll thing is correct lol. And yeah, when you mentioned Sasuke and Madora being able to own the Kyuubi, I actually forgot about that whole part. I kind of over looked it. And one thing I think we did forget is how easily the Kyuubi's chakra can take over. Think about to when Naruto was training for his new jutsu. It seemed that Naruto could lose control when he's trying to put too much strain on maintaining his chakra. Although it does seem to be only his Kage Bunshins that has that kind of effect and not Naruto 'directly' (in a strange sense). Either way the possibilities are there. Yes I do agree that Naruto's conviction is there, to suppress the Kyuubi, that is. But as we've seen the chakra can easily flow out if Naruto isn't able to control his emotions and loses consciousness. So I suppose that's where Sasuke comes into play, where he helps Naruto suppress it. Who knows, I'm personally looking forward to when the Kyuubi makes his grand finale.

But lol, "Number 1 Unpredictable Ninja" that is true. That element is there. So anything can happen.

Well nice discussion so far

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Haha yeah it has become pretty long It's been fun have this exchange of thoughts.

Haha the only reason I argue extensively and in a detailed way is because Im really interested in Naruto and quite a huge fan, Ive also accumulated a lot of knowledge about Naruto so i can therefore argue hardout :P
Yeah your right about the Kyubi's chakra taking over, yeah damn that completely slipped my mind. During Naruto's training for his new jutsu, he got pretty stressed and frustrated with the apparent lack of results( he was actually progressing pretty well as Kakashi notes, but Naruto himself got really stressed out at times). So I thought that was probably why the Kyubis chakra was taking over. But you mentioning the clone and not the real Naruto getting affected as well makes me longer think so. I found something on narutowiki( Yep, I even read external texts on Naruto every now and then >.<) that hints as to why the clone got affected as such:

The demon fox, as expected, seems to have a plan for escape. When Naruto first met Sasuke after his defection, the demon fox told Naruto to remove the seal internally so that Naruto would have full access to its chakra. It has also been stated that if the seal is broken, or if Naruto draws too much of it's power, the demon fox would be released. As such, during Part II, the demon fox eagerly offers its power to Naruto when fighting against Orochimaru and during his later encounter with Sasuke. This plan, however, failed as Naruto refused to use the demon fox's power, and it has yet to make an appearence since it was suppressed by Sasuke and rejected by Naruto.

During Naruto's element training, the demon fox was forcing its chakra into one of Naruto's shadow clones. Its reason for doing this is unknown, but it apparently has something to do with its plans for escape.

That could be why the clone was affected Either way, I don't have much more to add, I would like to see more of the kyubi too personally, hes quite enigmatic and itd be really neat if he acknowledged Naruto and if wasn't outright evil, theres more to the kyubi than meets the eye in my opinion.

Yup thanks for the nice debate haha.


Jeez this is an extremely long debate but not to just quote it to be in the post i have a few things id like to add. Personally i believe that the kyuubi is not completely evil and there is much more to it/him the kyuubi has an extreme depth to it and is responsible whether indirectly or directly for the relationships and connections between almost every single character within Naruto. Although it is apparently trying to escape we dont really know the exact motive for doing so, while i doubt it wont be an emotionally touching type of deal i still think it is worth noting and extremely important. Also due to Madara's connection with the kyuubi there could be a certain type of revenge or assistance between the two, although just an opinion. The kyuubi is responsible for the beginning of the story especially the early setup and opinions, most notably the attitude towards naruto throughout the village, and also undermines most of the story although it doesnt make very many appearances, especially after the incident with sauske and then naruto's rejection.

Now another notable person is sasuke, while not being the main character he still is a very influential character and also an important one. Like the kyuubi and naruto sauske has connections to characters which influence the develpment of konaha, most notably madara and itachi, being uchihas. Although what is possible, is that the last fight to be against sasuke and also the "saving" of him to be in shippuden, while a major fight between the two could occur again it could not be the end. This final fight could happen earlier than we think or another timeskip could occur due to unknown circumstances after the akatsuki and possibly madara are taken care of. This then could allow for orochimaru/kabuto and possibly madara to make a notable effect due the the time passed and kind-of an orochimaru is back type of deal. Also this could allow for sasuke to become a major individual in ninja society and set the stage for a huge fight and also for naruto to grow up. Then a huge final fight could occur where naruto finially saves sasuke, dies along with sasuke, and passes on the will of fire. This would be possible due to both of them being older and have a younger generation to surpass them. Although i am leaving out certain relationships between characters i still believe this would be an interesting thing to see. It would allow for a "new generation" to take over and naruto to finially save sasuke and everyone be happy and also let naruto live and have a happy life for awhile. Although a bit cliche it is an interesting idea. I would like to note though that this is only an idea since no one really knows what will happen and can only predict based on similar occurances ie 666 satan and dbz.
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lol me too i agree. asuma and most of them gg. nw they add in kakashi and jiraya too. wouldn't be surprised if tsunande die next or sakura den fianlly naruto
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wait until he become kage and when he wear the hat and some one kill him haha
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I dont hope he dose live at the end coz if he dosent it will be a crapy ending to a good anime
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I don't think so....the whole series is based on him wanting to be hokage. The end will come when he becomes so (Though I don't want it to ever end)
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After the death of naruto all watchers of naruto and manga reader will know that the uchiha are more importent then the main character and they were what made this anime great
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I think not... well, he has achieved a lot of things and, to be killed at the end? It would turn out like "all that hard work for nothing"
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No, Naruto will not die. Who is going to be the next Hokage after Tsunade?
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i seriously doubt naruto wuld die. i mean rlly he is the main character. and he wants to b hokage. so i doubt he wuld die. especially wen he got a lot stronger now.
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well, that isn't really impossible...
with his attitude and character, its likely to happen...
he'll save his friends not caring what happens to him...
though, its really going to be tragic...


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MAYBE!!
i hope not
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possibly ?? after beating Pain, Madara and saving Sasuke
Then again, he got pretty strong now, so he wont die so easily
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It seems to me that Naruto is the type to die in the end. In his brothers manga, Satan 666 or something, the main characters die for a better cause. Saving the world. (I am not saying that Mashimoto is like his brother, but I just wanted to point that out.) So, with all these twists and turns, plot loops and spin arounds that Mashimoto (I think his name is..) I can imagine him doing that.
Reasons why:

Naruto has been going through hardships all his life. And now his best friend, whom he considers a brother, Sasuke, runs off with Orochimaru so he can one day defeat his arch rival Itachi. And Naruto has the kyuubi in him and the seal is wearing off. There are alot of spoilers I could mention, but won't. You can message me and ask me for them if you want to know. I read the Manga, I don't watch the anime much, espicially since it was bought. So anyways, I don't think he'll die from the kyuubi, but that may happen. And I can also see the possibility of him never becoming hokage. I can imagine them giving him the title after he died to honor him, but him never actually become hokage. Mashimoto seems to kill off his characters without them ever getting their satisfaction. Most of the time.

Those are my reasons. :P


BUT that doesn't mean I want him to die. I am being realistic with my thinking, that's all. I would really like to see Naruto get Sasuke back and become Hokage. But that seems all to good, espicially for Mashimoto. Don't you think?


yup! i agree with ur theories. i kinda predict the same ending as u does...
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This is one of those questions i wish to stay ignorant of the fact, mainly is that if they kill him off it would definitely become a bummer for me and i'd probably say i'v wasted a couple weeks out of my life watching this series

but in turn I must agree that his character type definitely gives me the impression that he's the dieing sacrificing himself type, but i really don't want him to die
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