I know this is far fetched but so are most of the theories here, and that's what keeps us coming back. There are people that look at AL's silhouette and try to match him to other people (namely Yondaime) because of the hairstyle. However, there is one other person he resembles.....Sandaime Sarutobi. Just think about it, the hair...the beard....what do you think? That might shed some light on why Asuma's role stepped up recently. Perhaps they're brothers? And maybe this is tied to "the King." Again, what do you guys think?