Originally Posted by Nejifan
since when has orochimaru's edo tensei summoned weakened versions. IIRC the 3rd hokage said that the 1st and 2nd were just as strong as they were when they were alive. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure he said something to that effect.
i don't recall hiruzen saying something like that, but im far too lazy to check. i really wanna say i heard somewhere that when you edo tensei, it brings back weaker versions. but it was a while ago and i don't remember the source, and, again, im far too lazy
but it makes sense. i mean god of shinobi or not, the dudes old. his skills are supreme, but physically he's pretty meh in his old age. beating oro by himself would have been challenging. he may have had to resort to summoning the god of death anyway <though he would have had more chakra and probably could have killed oro right there. or at least taken more than his arms>. but fighting against 3 kage level opponents at once?
maybe 20 or so years ago, but not the way he was then. they weren't WEAK, but they were weakened. assuming of course they were weakened at all. though tbh if that was them unrestricted, im not super impressed. i would have expected more out of hokage's. especially out of the first hokage after what we've learned in the past 100 or so chapters. he sounded like a beast.
but it doesn't really matter since i misunderstood and the difference between kabuto's and oro's is that oro had 100% control of who he revived while kabuto opted to let them <or at least deidara> control their own actions <though still aligned with kabuto im sure>