Why did Kakashi kill Rin? [revealed] with NEW details from Manga 675 !
REVEALED - Manga 629 Manga 675 [NEW] !
Update: NEW important details revealed in Manga 675! I'll just say... MADARA
- - - - >Madara reveals to Obito the Truth about Rin ! ! !< - - - -
Rin's death is finally revealed in Manga no. 629. How and why did Kakashi kill Rin is finally explained. The whole story and the truth which neither theory predicted! See what the theories failed to predict, but also how close they were to the truth. All this will be updated very soon with the new pictures from this manga and discussion why the theories failed and could we predict what happened?
Whole story with new details from Manga 675
Below is the older explanation, what we found out in Manga 629, but new details from Manga 675
indicate that Madara was involved and has planned everything out!
Here is the link to Manga where everything is explained
- - - - >Madara reveals to Obito the Truth about Rin ! ! !< - - - -
It turns out that it was Madara's plan to implant a Jinchuuriki inside Rin, not the Mist's. He controlled the Mist ninja. And he did all of this to get Obito to his dark side, and probably to get revenge on Leaf if Jinchuuriki from Rin was to be freed.
And yes, one of our theories was that Madara was involved! But the way in which it was done, with the Jinchuuriki planted in Rin was also predicted by some users on NarutoBase forum.
Well done to all!
The explanation from manga (you can also read it clicking on the image below):
Rin chose her own death by having Kakashi pierce her with his Raikiri.
First, Rin was kidnapped by the Mist village and made into Jinchuuriki of the Sanbi. Kakashi then managed to rescue her, but that was the Mist's plan in the first place. They even pretended to chase them to hurry them up to Leaf village. They were planning to unleash the Sanbi once Rin and Kakashi are back to Leaf, so it would attack the village.
Rin was aware of that, so when Kakashi attacked their pursuers with Raikiri, she decided to step in his way so that Kakashi would hit her instead. She decided to die by the hands of the one she loved - to protect the Leaf.
Original lens - before we knew what really happened
Read first: Spoiler alert
Before you continue reading this lens you should know that it contains a lot of SPOILER material, so if you haven't fully finished reading manga (this story is revealed in mangas starting from no. 599) you should probably go back and finish it, otherwise it will ruin all the fun.
In the next chapters I will point out the facts that we know by now with the background story about Team Minato and also show the most probable, recent theories about this event. Last manga that was published before this lens was made is no. 615. Enjoy and feel free to discuss and offer your opinion!
Newest manga volumes!
These are the newest manga volumes! In Vol. 63 the story of Obito and reasons for his actions are explained during a surprising and fateful encounter with his former team member Kakashi. Reunion - Obito Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake and story of "Rin's death" - all in this volume!
Vol. 64 - The most wanted duo - Sasuke and Itachi together again, fighting on the same side. And again Orochimaru rises from the dead with best tricks saved for the end - reunion with his master and the story of how Konoha was founded - all that told by the God of Shinobi - Hashirama Senju!
Uchiha vs Hashirama, Hokages, answers to Sasuke's questions: "What is a village?", "What are shinobis?" - And finally Sasuke's response!
History of Team Minato
The members of Team Minato are Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, Rin Nohara and Minato Namikaze who will later become a Hokage. The team acted during The Third Great Ninja War and was given the mission to destroy the Kannabi Bridge in order to cut off the supplies for Hidden Stone village. The members of the team were two jounins - Minato and Kakashi, as well as two chuunins - Obito and RIn. To shorten the story, the team had to split up at the beginning of the mission because Minato had to go to the front lines on Kannabi Bridge. Rin was captured by the enemy from The Hidden Stone and later rescued by Kakashi and Obito, but Obito was crashed by the collapsing stones in the cave leaving Rin and Kakashi in belief that he's dead. He also left a message for Kakashi to protect Rin. After the two of them got out of the cave they found themselves surrounded by the enemies. In order to protect Rin, Kakashi lunged forward with Raikiri but ended passing out. In the next scene he wakes up next to Rin and Minato who explains that he appeared using his Marked kunai which he gave to Kakashi earilier. All of this is shown in Kakashi Gaiden - A boy's life on the battlefield.
On the last page of this manga (no. 244) we see Kakashi standing on the ruins of a bridge and Minato and Rin standing up front which is the first interesting fact.
As I said in the introduction, I will point out the facts that we have by now, so it is very important that we find out as much as we can and try to collect all the facts and details that may be connected with the theme, maybe that will lead us to the thruth behind why Kakashi killed Rin. I will write down facts in numbered order explaining below why it is connected to the topic. If you remember of something you may find interesting write it down in comments.
So the first fact is the one that I mentioned above.
This means that Rin's death happened after the battle of Kannabi Bridge, but this opens a question "Where was Minato at that time?" - when Obito and Zetsu's clone run to find them, Zetsu says that Minato is probably on another mission, so it may be that he went on another battelfield while Rin and Kakashi were returning to Konoha, or the incident happened during another mission, but then if he was sent on another mission, Kakashi and Rin would probably be assigned with a new team member unless it is some kind of a secret mission. (maybe Kakashi was supposed to protect Rin and escort her somewhere, however this can be very interesting to discuss)
As we have seen through the series, Japanese are pretty much superstitious and consider omens of good and bad luck important, so this is probably just that, a sign that something bad will happen.
This is also interesting, because in the battle of Kannabi Bridge, Team Minato is fighting against Hidden Stone ninja, but this time they are surronded by Mist whose Mizukage (Yagura) was controlled by Madara. So Madara could easily order them to ambush Kakashi and Rin in order to get Obito on his side which seems like a well justified reason. I thought this could be the possible scenario but I have to rule out this option because of this: Kisame, Tobi - 4th Mizukage. Apparently, the man Kisame earlier saw controlling Yagura was Obito, although he presented himself as Madara.
This is the most important fact. The Mist village was called Bloody Mist because of its brutal politics with other villages, but also the cruel methods done on their village members. They often didn't care sacrifising their own ninjas for the purpose of mission success or making their ninjas stronger by killing their emotions. It is also known that they have done experiments on their ninjas, so what Zetsu says about guinea pigs is probably an experiment.
5. Is Rin a spy?
After Kakashi stabbed Rin, a Mist ninja says "At least retrieve the woman, we mustn't let the enemy get her body!!" and also "S... he got us, after we worked so hard to get it!". Including the previous fact it is almost certain that RIn was a Mist ninja, the guinea pig Zetsu was talking about.
Probably doesn't seem so interesting, but it may be. After Obito awakened Mangekyou he could also use Kamui right away, but it is probably because he got Hashirama's cells. As for Kakashi, he got Mangekyou after he killed Rin, considering that Rin was also a genjutsu user, she could have purposely placed Kakashi under a genjutsu and made him kill her in order to gain more power. He was a fast ninja as well, he could have a chance to run away from the enemy, but since Rin wasn't so fast, he couldn't leave her.
Obito didn't say "Because you killed Rin", so he doesn't blame Kakashi for killing her, but for not being able to save her. Also when Obito tells Kakashi that he is trash and when Kakashi remebers Rin's death, he tells Obito to forgive him for "not being able to save Rin". It probably means that Kakashi didn't kill Rin on purpose, but was forced to and also means that they both know something more that wasn't showed to us in the manga, but is yet to be revealed.
Theories: Senju, Orochimaru, experiments...
1) A spy
Kakashi and Rin were on a research mission supposed to collect some data about enemy. Rin then reveals to Kakashi that she is a spy from the Mist village, but isn't able to deliever her mission thoroughly. Although she was sent on a spying mission to Konoha as a kid and was taught to kill her emotions, the connections she made in Team Minato are real. She then tells Kakashi that they will soon be ambushed by Mist ninjas who will kill Kakashi and bring Rin along. She reveals her true emotions to Kakashi and tries to convice him to kill her in order to save the info about village. Kakashi makes Chidori but is still unsure what to do. He can't kill his comrade. But it's too late, they are suddenly surrounded by Mist ninjas. In an instant, Rin uses Kakashi's indecisivness and rushes forward to his arm wrapped in lightning...
Although many people agree that Rin was a spy and this theory explains Kakashi's criying after he stabbed Rin and many other things, it doesn't explain everything. First, why would she make Kakashi kill her - she could have done it herself? And why would she be buried in Konoha if she is a spy?
Madara sounded pretty confident when he told Obito he would come back and thank him sincerely. Also, Zetsu was the one who informed Obito about the whole event, he even let him use his body. So Madara in some moment puts Obito under a genjutsu - it may explain why Obito first saw false image of Rin stabbed or according to other theories it could be that he just for the moment saw through Kakashi's eye. Anyway, Madara made Obito see Rin's death. Then he goes through a mental breakout and loses all his hopes in this world which leaves he no other option than to believe in Madara's idea of "Infinite Tsukuyomi" world. So he decides to carry out this, just as Madara planned.
It seem reasonable to think that Madara is involved because after all he benefited the most from that situation. However, this doesn't seem to be the good answer because from the speaking of Kakashi and Obito we see that they both think Rin is dead and that it is Kakashi's fault. Also, this theory doesn't explain earlier facts about Mist ninjas and guinea pigs. So maybe Madara wasn't involved after all, he was just disappointed in this world and thought that Obito will be too?
3) The Last Senju
Rin Nohara was one of the last Senju. Knowing that during war the enemy wants to use every adventage and considering that Rin almost died during last mission, Konoha superiors, including Hiruzen and Danzo, stated that it would be too dangerous for her to be in the village during war since the enemy might want to capture her and use Senju DNA. So, Kakashi was assigned a top-secret mission - to protect Rin and escort her to somewhere saf, maybe to Tsunade - the other Senju. Danzo made it clear to Kakashi to kill Rin if he couldn't protect her from the enemies, because otherwise enemy would use her precious DNA. Unfortunately Mist ninjas found out about the mission and ambushed them, forcing Kakashi to do the inevitable.
4) Orochimaru and experiments
It seems that Rin is a very valuable character, first to Obito and Kakashi, and later to Mist village. So the question is, what makes her so valuable? If she was a spy from Mist, maybe she would have found a way to send the information continuosely from Konoha and why would her memorial lay in Konoha then? It seems that lately, before her death, she found out something important that the Mist needed. Also consider that this is the time when Minato was chosen as the Fourth Hokage and not Orochimaru, which raises his hatred towards the village and he soon after leaves Konoha. This is the theory: As a medical ninja, Rin helped Orochimaru in some of his experiments while he was in the village. But as the time passed, Rin noticed that something's wrong with Orochimaru, his experiments were becoming much more dangerous and he was more obsessed with the idea of learning all jutsus. Things warmed up when Orochimaru developed some new tehnique - possibly cursed seal or secrets of Reanimation jutsu. That was enough for Rin - she leaves. But not long after, Orochimaru leaves the vilage disappointed for not being chosen as new Hokage. The information about his recent work spreads and Mist village, always ready to try new, dangerous methods wants to use the information Orochimaru knows on their ninjas. They found out that Rin was also in his team, so they choose to capture her and bring her with them to drain the info out. So when they ran on Kakashi and her, she told Kakashi not to leave her to them, but not being able to fully protect her and kill the enemies, Kakashi brings a painful, regretful decision to kill her.
Was Rin a spy?
Note about credits
All the images were taken from the following sites: http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Narutopedia, http://www.mangareader.net, http://www.mangapanda.com. The text about team Minato was created by me with the help of http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Team_Minato. As for the theories, I have been researching a lot on the internet, reading many comments and theories and then created these which I consider the most interesting. Special credits to sites: http://www.naruto-boards.com and http://narutobase.net and especially Naruto fans who discussed this topics.