I want to start by saying that I don't feel he is a bijuu. This theory does however, connect him to the Nekomata. As we know, each member of Akatsuki seems to have resemblances between one of the bijuu. Itachi and Raijuu, the 6-tailed weasel demon. Deidara and Kaku, the 7-tailed badger demon. Kisame and Isonade, the 3-tailed shark demon. Sasori can even be connected to Sokou, the 4-tailed rooster/snake demon. Now all of a sudden, we have Yamato. There are a few things that strike me as strange about him. Some things that can be connected to the Nekomata: 1. Mokuton Ninjutsu. From what we have seen, Yamato's main element is wood. The Nekomata just happens to be the bijuu from the "Forest of Death". 2. This one is a bit of a stretch, but... Yamato has already shown he can use one of Shodai's unique jutsu. What if he also knows that genjutsu cast by Shodai? The complete darkness one. I wouldn't be suprised if he does. He seems to have a connection to Shodai already, so giving Yamato one more of the 1st Hokage's jutsu wouldn't be so out there. Also, guess what... Nekomata's primary element is Darkness. 3. Yamato's cat features. Look at his eyes. They are cat eyes. I mean...they are really freaky. Quite unusual. Also, his ANBU mask is a cat. He, like all other ANBU (supposedly), has claws in his gloves. Also...the mysterious cat spying on Sai. 4. Yamato has pointed it out himself that he has two sides to him. The nekomata is the two-tailed bijuu and is also said to have two different types to it. -------------------------------------- I didn't really feel like going into much detail on this, but I think you get the point. Yamato has as many connections to the Nekomata, that the other Akatsuki memebers have to some of the bijuu. Could this mean he is part of Akatsuki? Jiraiya's spy IN Akatsuki (Tobi)? Maybe Akatsuki's spy in Konoha? Discuss.