I've seen a lot of talk about what kakashi's purpose is after the time skip. I've also seen some extremely annoying things. first off, that kakashi no longer has a purpose as a character. OF COURSE HE DOES! second, I've heard that he will be the 6th hokage (180 anyone?) first off, I'm sure we'll see that kakashi's personality change has a lot to do with the source of naruto's power (protecting his friends). This is the single most important thing when a hokage is chosen (third says this a lot, about orochimaru not getting it and about yondaime having it) second, when kakashi is sealing up sasuke's... erm... seal... orochimaru comes and tells kakashi that he's full of shit when he says he will put his life on the line. third, he says he is weak (weakening?) (once against itachi, once with gai, and once when he's climbing a rock) basicly, there is a lot more growth (charicter) potential for kakashi, but it doesn't look like he will become hokage.