Let's be Geniuses: Synthesize three well-known facts: 1. The newly unveiled villainous forces center around an organization, the ANBU "Root" . 2. Our mysterious team leader shows proficiency in at least one technique--indeed a technique that is extremely, uh, rooted in a particular "elemental" type ninjutsu. 3. The interpretation of the final frame in 286 is so ambiguous as to require the lead-out text to ask, "what is Yamato's mind?" --as if it should be anything other than merely what it has appeared in the past 2 chapters. Hmm...What does this mean? WAIT. Nothing like Kishimoto wanting to assimilate Shodaime more creatively and relatively more insidiously than he did Nidaime.