Originally Posted by Shino'sDad
As it was explained in the link, the problem with people thinking Tobi was Obito, even from the start, was that people were making the assumption based on very simple things. If your main reasoning is that the names are Similar and he has the same hair, that is a poor argument. So people started to discredit anyone who said he could be Obito, because the majority of those people were not supplying any credible evidence. It became anathema to actually think Tobi could be Obito, so everyone started to decide that would be the worst thing ever if it were true. When in reality, it makes the most sense, given all the evidence if you look in further, past the name, the hair, and the eye hole.
exactly. All of the "obvious" reasons made it so stupid, that any real reasons just sounded like crazed theory spouting. I'm guilty of this, i'll admit, when a friend of mine tried saying Kamui and Tobi's dimension jutsu looked similar, I just chalked it to coincidence and didnt try to connect it.
Kishimoto did his job decently (still irked on the timeline yes) the fanbase just sort of ruined this big moment,
Originally Posted by Nejifan
except that the timeline is still whack and there is no logical reason for obito to start a war over rin's death. Neither of those have been, nor likely will be, explained logically. Note: *the article was very interesting, and i have to give kishi credit for the subtle hints.
the timeline sucks, we all know that, it's his biggest flaw. However it's not so much the death of Rin, thats just Obito spouting random BS like claiming to be Madara and such. He is basically just like Nagato and such. Tired of war and death and regret and all that so he wants a peaceful world. Nagato thought of "domination", Jiraiya and Naruto figure "peace and sacrifice" and Obito will just create his own world where everyone is under his control, and thus will never fight again.
It's explaining all this with chapters 601+ IE the Obito being saved by Madara flashbacks.