Xexilf wrote:On topic of the first Hokages DNA:
Its not just about Mokuton. That is impressive enough when Madara produces a forest out of nowhere, apparently without straining himself, but the stuff seems to be approaching sharingan levels in terms of how many different things it does.
-It produces wood techniques.
-It controls tailed beasts.
-It helps recharge Shisuis eye faster. (I think)
-It helps with Izanagi.
-It gives a chakra/endurance/durability boost overall.
-Its related to the sage of six paths, so it presumably helps with whatever other vague powers people try to draw from there.
For the points related to the Sharingan, that’s only because of the generic chakra boost. Using the Sharingan, especially for a non-Uchiha, takes a massive amount of chakra to sustain. Having a boost from Hashirama cells allows a non-Uchiha to be able to better handle the strain.
As to the relation of Hashirama to the Sage of the Six Paths, it’s cause he’s the other half, along with the Sharingan. Remember the story that was told about the Sage and his 2 sons, one inherited the Sage’s body (the Senju Clan) and the other inherited his Eyes (the Uchiha clan). That’s why these 2 bloodlines are so powerful and why everyone is trying to get their hands on both to create a union of them again.
Guardsman Bass wrote:I'm not sure what made the Sage of Six Paths so powerful, either, aside from imprisoning the original Tailed Beast inside himself. Was he just the most extreme top end version of the special bloodline abilities that some families have in the series?
The Sage of the Six Paths was the founder of all ninja everywhere. He was the first to develop the various ninja arts, he had an affinity for all 5 elemental chakra types allowing him to use all of their various combined forms (for example, Amaterasu is considered the Blaze element, a combination of Fire and Lightning that can only be accomplished by Uchiha), he had massive amounts of chakra (he is stated to have formed the Moon in the Naruto-verse using a technique which condenses a bunch of earth around a target to trap and crush them), and was just an all around impossibly powerful individual.
Ahriman238 wrote:Journey to the West again. After watching the Third Hokage fight it became pretty clear that he's supposed to be an expy of Sun Wukong, which raised my estimate of his threat level a lot higher than hearing he'd been un-ironically called "the God of Ninja."
The Third is called the “God of Ninja” because of his power, but more so because of his skill. He is the single most knowledgeable ninja in the world. Keep in mind his other epithet, “The Professor.” Sarutobi Hiruzen knew every single jutsu (including the Forbidden ones) that existed within Konoha (that he was capable of learning, obviously he can’t learn other people’s bloodline skills) and was considered a master of every form of combat. The guy was basically the original Kakashi (the "Copy Ninja”), but through sheer hard work and skill since he didn’t have a Sharingan providing him with cheat codes to make the process go faster. Also, it would seem that he is the one who started the trend of having personal summons.