With the conclusion of the Naruto manga and anime this year, we have been left with a number of things that we will most likely never get to see.
Even though there is still more to come in the Naruto franchise with episodes of the Hidden series being animated and the new era of ninja coming soon, it is highly unlikely that these mysteries will ever be looked at, and we will never get an answer.
What are these mysteries and why haven’t we seen any information on them yet? Well, I have listed a few of them left below and I have tried to give an explanation as to why they were never addressed in depth.
What Happened when Jiraiya fought Orochimaru?
Well, we actually don’t know what happened, all we know is that shortly after Orochimaru fled the village Jiraiya pursued and then confronted him.
Orochimaru was the first major villain, which was introduced in the story, a former Konoha hero turned evil through jealousy, desire to learn all jutsus and ambitions of immortality.
He spent years learning forbidden jutsu and practicing horrible experiments in secret until he was caught and driven out by the third Hokage, teacher of one of the three legendary Sennin. Soon after this Jiraiya, another member of the three legendary Sennin, pursued his friend in an attempt to bring him back to the village and help rid him of his sins, but as we know he failed.
Though we have seen many flashbacks of this attempt of when he confronted Orochimaru and from what we know of their power, it would have been an incredible fight, but unfortunately, a fight that we never got to see.
But why didn’t we get to see this? Well, the answer probably is as simple. It had no real importance to the storyline, but neither did most of the Naruto filler so I’m sure this could have been put in somewhere.
How the first Hokage dies
This is probably the greatest of mysteries in the Naruto franchise and not only do we miss it, we don’t even hear it mentioned anywhere. How did the God of shinobi and the first Hokage Hashirama Senju die? We don’t even know when he dies let alone how he passed away.
I highly doubt he was killed, as he wasn’t called the God of shinobi for no reason. His only real equals were his brother the second Hokage and Madara who he defeated. All the other kage were at the end of the day, no match for Hashirama Senju.
So on that note, how did he die? I presume it was from old age but from a flashback we see later in the series, Hashiriama’s younger brother Tobirama died during the first great ninja war on a mission with the then-teenage Hiruzen and Danzo.
Tobirama was already the second Hokage and told Hiruzen that he will be the third Hokage, as he knew he was about to give his life away for the sake of his pupils.
But from what Hiruzen says next tells me that Hashirima was most likely dead by this time. I am referring to Hiruzen mentioning that Tobirama was too important to the village as he was the strongest ninja they had and then offered his life for the sake of the second Hokage.
From this statement, I assume that the first Hokage is most likely deceased, as he was clearly stronger than his younger brother, but if Tobirama was indeed the strongest the village had, we must assume his older brother isn’t around.
If his older brother was still alive I assume that the title of the third Hokage wouldn’t go to a teenager like Hiruzen, especially during a war. I assume that Hashiriama has already passed away and since he was not that much older than Tobirama, I doubt it was from natural cause.
Why didn’t we get to see this? There is no excuse, as his death should have at least been mentioned somewhere. Considering he is so important, we may still get to see how he dies in the new Boruto anime.
What did Madara do after fighting Hashiriama?
What we do know is that soon before the first great ninja war, co-finder of the hidden leaf alongside Hashiriama, turned on the Konohoa and attacked the village.
For the sake of world peace, he confronted his best friend in an attempt to change the shinobi world, but he failed and was defeated by his friend and presumed to be dead. But as we all know, Madara faked his death and went into hiding for quite some time, until a half-dead Obito fell into his lap that is.
We see during the third great shinobi war, that he saves Obito and then using his friend Rin, ultimately manipulates Obito and forces his dreams upon him. Before all this what did Madara do? I doubt someone as powerful as he, simply sat in a cave waiting for a half-dead child to find him.
He lived in hiding through the first and second great ninja wars with no influence at all. This to me sounds highly unlikely and I assume that Madara did do something other than sulking in a cave.
This is another thing I don’t understand is how it can be left out? Madara was the greatest villain in the Naruto world, so we should have at least have an explanation as to what he did for all that time.
These are only a few things Naruto fans wish we got to see, with more still left unmentioned, but with the story continuing into the next generation, maybe we will get to see them.