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Significance of the black sword?

Discussion in 'Konoha Library Archives' started by Insipidipity, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Insipidipity

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    Why was it Kakuzu was so shocked by Raidou's black sword?

    Is there something special about a sword being black? Does it make it cut better or something?

    At first I thought it was because the color obscured him from seeing it, but then I realized that he was pointing it right at him, shouldn't be that hard to see.
     
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  2. The Pink Ninja

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    HE WAS TRYING TO STICK IT IN KAKUZU'S FACE MAYBE?

    In all honesty what the fuck?

    Aoba obscured Kaku's vision with the Crows/Ravens/Rooks.

    Raido tried to use this chance to stabd Kaku.

    He failed, as expected.

    And it's just a sword.
     
  3. KingofWac

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    It blends in with the crows
     
  4. Insipidipity

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    My point was why did he say "A black sword!!"? If he attacked him with a kunai, I doubt he would say "OMG A KUNAI?!?!"
     
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    He was trying to blend in with the crows thats why he had his cape and black sword. Its implying that he didn't notice Raidou was coming in for the kill till the last second.
     
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    It was his Bankai.
     
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  8. Kimi Sama

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    I'm gonna go with TPN here.

    Having a sword in your face tends to provoke a reaction.
     
  9. Insipidipity

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    But if he was truly trying to blend in, why leave the bottom half white/uncolored? And not to mention Raidou wasn't even holding it discreetly, he was holding it directly at him. When Asuma cut Kisame's face, Kisame only realized it after the fact. If Kakuzu could recognize it ahead of time, why'd he get cut?
     
  10. It was for camoflauge, he couldnt see the attack. That's prolly why he had a black coat on him aswell.
     
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    I agree, Kakuzu was shocked because it resembles Ichigo?s Bankai Sword so much.
     
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    Black sword is difficult to see among black crows. That's why Raidou could hide it to Kakuzu, and when Kakuzu realized the trick, he said "a black sword?!". It was basically meant to help the reader understand why Kakuzu didn't see the attack coming.
     
  13. Insipidipity

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    Well I can understand that if he realized there was a black sword AFTER getting cut, it could explain why he couldn't dodge, but he realized it before he got cut, which is odd.

    That's another thing that I was wondering, if the idea of a black sword has any significance in Japanese culture given Ichigo's Bankai and this. Seems like perhaps an obscure reference to some legend or something.
     
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    Maybe it's a Final Fantasy IV reference?
     
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    Kakuzu picked out Aoba's jutsu as a sight blocker meaning he expected something, he's merely carrying on that line of though with the idea that Raidou's black sword complimented Aoba's just as it was concealed by the colour of the crows as well as their number.
     
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    Well, I guess he realized it too late.
     
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    In Japanese culture, black swords represent pwn and win.
     
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    Yeah, if it's black it's supposed to be really well made by a master smith or something.
     
  19. B.o.t.i

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    Your making a big deal out of nothing the sword was black cause the guy was camoflaged in black.

    And people seem to take this crow sword attack lightly kaku almost got shanked in his eye by a sword,shanked in the eye man,SHANKED IN THE EYE.
     
  20. Links?
    Else it didnt happen.
     
  21. Spanish Hoffkage

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    And OMG
     
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    It was because he realized that he was using all black to blend in with the crows.
     
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    Sometimes you guys take overanalyzing every little thing to a ridiculous new level.

    This is that level.
     
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  25. cognitivedissonance

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    He didn't say "a black sword?!?!"

    [someone] said "black sword! ".

    It sounded to me like the calling of a jutsu name. like "chidori!" Raido[?] was "announcing his jutsu" as many characters do. Compare it to kakashi's "MS!"
     
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    Fuck guys...try taking a Xanax every once in a while and enjoying your lives.
     
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    Ah, we're two for two. Now all we need is Devilguy and all the Uchiha trolls are here!
     
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    So true. It was camo people.
     
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    kakuzu was thrilled there's another black guy in naruto. It happens to all of us :)
     
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    If there's one more, then by definition that means we're "two for three", not "two for two"

    I see basic English education fails once again.
     
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