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Why didn't the Third Hokage choose another successor after Minato died?

The Third Hokage wanted to retire so he (eventually) chose Minato as his successor and 4th Hokage. However, not too long after that, Minato died, and the Third came out of retirement. So, why didn't ...
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When does an Hokage suceed the previous

In Naruto the main story plot is that But how did the 4th became hokage in the first place? Is not because of death of the previous one obviously, but I canøt find any reference to that.
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How did Kakashi know Kushina will give birth to a 'son'?

Note: This is based off the latest manga scanned and translated by fans online and not the current manga in print. If you aren't up on the latest manga, this question contains spoilers In Naruto ...
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Why didn't 2nd Hokage use the same underworld resurrection release jutsu which Madara used to gain control of himself?

2nd hokage was the creator of Edo Tensei(under world resurrection) so he knew everything about it. WE also know Madara gained control of himself using the "release" jutsu. So if there was certain ...
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Why didn't Kakashi use his Mangekyou for many years?

Note: This is based off the latest manga scanned and translated by fans online and not the current manga in print. If you aren't up on the latest manga, this question contains spoilers. Kakashi ...
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Naruto: Tobi identity

Who is Tobi in Akatsuki? I read the manga and it seems he said he is Uchiha Madara, after a short months of waiting the dead Uchiha Madara showed up in Impure World Ressurection. Now I'm getting ...
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Naruto Shippuden - The 6th Hokage

After the fall of Konoha from the Pain attack, Tsunade was rendered inactive. As such, the elders 'crowned' Danzō as the new Hokage. However, shortly after the Five Kage Summit, he was killed by ...
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What exactly did Orochimaru do to Naruto's kyuubi seal?

In the Naruto manga, when Naruto is taking his Chuunin exam in the first half of the series, Orochimaru alters the seal on Naruto's abdomen somehow, making him a much less skilled ninja and generally ...
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Why are almost all ninja squads of three composed of 2 males and one female?

In Naruto, the four contemporary squads are composed of two boys and one girl. Same for the lone Sand Village squad. Even the known squads in the past (Orochimaru's squad, Kakkashi's squad) have the ...
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What is the source of Gaara's abilty to control sand?

In Naruto, there is a character named Gaara, who possess the ability to manipulate sand to block attacks, elevate him on a platform of sand, and use in damaging attacks (such as 'Sand Tomb', which ...