I'm not sure if the topic I am about to discuss is a plot hole or not, but one thing that I have been thinking here lately is why Naruto's early childhood memories contain no references of anyone trying to lay a hand on him. I mean, take a look at a few things we do know: --The villagers considered Naruto to be the demon fox itself. They fear Naruto, they loathe him, they hate him as much as Sasuke despises Itachi, yet why did the villagers not try to kill Naruto? When Orochimaru encountered Naruto for the first time in the Forest of Death, for example, he was surprised that the Kyubi-boy was still alive. --The Sandaime Hogake had made it forbidden for the villagers to tell anyone, even their own children, that Naruto contains the power and spirit of the Kyubi; but, Sandaime also admits that plenty of villagers did not obey him, and for that, they were severely punished. In a comparison to Gaara's background, we learn that plenty of attempts were made on his life. Naruto, to the eyes of most, if not all the villagers, was a constant reminder of that dreaded day the Kyubi appeared. What could cause the villagers to fear Naruto to the point that they would not even dare try to kill him? --Lastly, I have to wonder if the time Naruto went berserk against Haku is actually the first time he actually did. We know that when Naruto's emotions skyrocket, or when his body faces mortal danger, the power of the Kyubi is instinctively called upon. As a young child, Naruto would be in no position to stop the process, especially since the seal was designed to act that way. If one night, for example, that someone actually attempted to kill Naruto when he was...oh, let's say...four/five years old for example...he would not remember himself going Kyubi, and perhaps killing the would-be assassin. This would perhaps explain as to how exactly why the villagers consider Naruto to be the incarnation of the Kyubi-no-Yoko itself. Any relevant thoughts to this as well?