Originally Posted by Sharingan_Warrior5693
hmmm, I apologize. I could have sworn there was chakra around it. I guess I was wrong. So this brings up two questions.
1. If chakra threads are that easily severed how are puppet master so deadly in the first place?
2. How did Omoi even see the threads in the first place. I thought they were supposed to be invisible to the naked eye.
no biggee. to answer number 1, I'd say that it's because A: the strings ARE invisible, it just shows the reader from time to time so we know what people are doing and aren't totally lost
and B: puppet masters are deadly because, in a 1 on 1 fight, if you sever the strings, they can just reattach them, or even attach strings to YOU. plus, it's hard to fight against a ranged opponent in general unless you yourself have range. from what we've seen a majority of ninjas in the series are, at most, mid range fighters. very few long range experts.
for number 2, see below.
Originally Posted by hahonryuu
remember when kank first arrived on the scene and was picking on kono? remember how he moved his fingers and tripped naruto? there was nothing visible. i don't think the strings have enough chakra to be visible to the naked eye. omoi probably just made an educated guess on where the strings wereof course it may also be something else we aren't aware of yet.
correct! since they were on opposite sides of omoi, that by default meant that sasori would have to be either relatively ahead of or behind omoi, omoi could see that sasori was not in front of him, so he swung behind, banking on the fact that sasori was somewhere behind him (there is also the fact that, in general, chakra strings are attached to the back side of the puppet). I doubt it's 'something we aren't aware of yet'.