Hokage: Ryo’s Path - Chapter 480
Looking at Pain’s three corpses, Jiraiya made a little complicated expression. Eventually, he sighed and turned away.
It wasn’t long before Jiraiya heard Pain’s voice, “Jiraiya-sensei, it is you who shouldn’t take your opponent lightly at any time!”
Jiraiya’s expression changed greatly, and in an instant, his hand was cut off by Shuradō.
(Ps: Jiraiya was severed by the Shuradō sneak attack scene and was criticized by many fans. It is well known that Sage Mode users have a strong sense ability. There was no way Jiraiya couldn’t sense Shuradō’s attack. Even if Jiraiya cannot sense it, the two Sennin should be able to. But because none of the three couldn’t sense it, many fans think that Jiraiya was forcefully killed by Kishimoto regardless of the setting.)
Jiraiya resisted the Pain and rushed out of the pipeline, while Jigokudō took the opportunity to resurrect Pain’s three bodies.
A moment later, Pain’s Rikudō, the six pairs of Rinnegan plus the three bodies that were killed, were resurrected.
It left Jiraiya and the two Sennin a huge impact.
Meanwhile, in Konoha Village, at Hokage’s Office, Tsunade stood in front of the window while gazing at Amegakure.
“Tsunade-sama, are you worried about Jiraiya-sama again? You can rest assured, Jiraiya-sama will return safely.” Shizune reassured.
“That guy isn’t coming back!” Tsunade said to Shizune, “I said this when I bet with him. After all, I always lose on a bet!”
Shizune laughed and said nothing, while Tsunade remembered the scenes that day, and she remembered every word of Jiraiya clearly.
“This guy, he knows how to play it cool, and it’s time for him to stop from playing cool when he comes back,” Tsunade murmured, the smile on her face reflected on the glass.
Fukasaku Sennin looked at Pain’s Rikudō and said with alertness in his voice, “There are six people! What exactly is Pain?!”
Jiraiya shivered after seeing the man that led the Pain Rikudō, “You … you are Yahiko! What the hell is going on! Isn’t Yahiko dead?”
Tendo answered indifferently, “Yahiko is indeed dead. It is Pain who is standing here! Pain is God!”
After speaking, Pain Rikudō attacked at the same time and surrounded Jiraiya. Jiraiya ignored the other bodies and rushed directly to Tendo, trying to look closely at the person in front of him.
Tendo snorted coldly and rushed toward Jiraiya. Behind Tendo, Shuradō followed closely while firing numerous missiles from his hand.
Jiraiya climbed to the wall, avoiding Shuradō’s missiles. Tendo immediately destroyed the wall, and Jiraiya fell into the sea.
Jiraiya, who dived into the sea, summoned a toad and then quietly swam under Pain.
Fukasaku looked for the target, and at the same time, Shima Sennin stuck out her tongue and pulled Chikushōdō into the stomach of Toad underwater.
With just Chikushōdō Pain alone in the Toad’s stomach, Jiraiya can defeat him easily. Jiraiya hid in the dark, and when he saw the timing, he unleashed Rasengan on Chikushōdō’s stomach. Chikushōdō immediately vomited blood and fell into the stomach acid.
“Dad, do you think he died?”
“Well, being hit directly by Jiraiya’s Rasengan should leave his internal organs in shambles and destroy it. He was already dead before he fell into stomach acid.”
Jiraiya seemed to think the same way. He slowly approached the stomach acid to fish out the corpse of Chikushōdō. After all, Ninja’s corpse often contains a lot of information.
What surprised them was that Chikushōdō actually crawled out of the stomach acid and pierced Jiraiya’s chest directly with a black iron rod.
Fukasaku Sennin helped Jiraiya pull out the iron rod and asked, “Jiraiya, are you all right?”
Jiraiya shook his head.
Shima Sennin looked at Pain and said, “Who in the world is he… For him to be left unscathed after being soaked in stomach acid for so long and can still move.”
As Shima Sennin said with quite a tone, Chikushōdō’s headband fell off due to the erosion of stomach acid, exposing the scar on his forehead.
When Jiraiya looked at Chikushōdō’s forehead, the memory of the past begins flowing out. He remembered the fight he had with Chikushōdō.
“I think I understand his real identity, but I need to go back and verify it first. Big sister, please leave first! Leave it to me and the boss!”
“Jiraiya, are you crazy?! You will die if I go back. We have got one of Pain’s bodies, we should retreat for now.” Shima Sennin immediately objected.
“Don’t complain. Just go back first! I’ll go with Jiraiya.”
“It’ll be fine. You know his character, right?”
Shima Sennin was silent for a moment, then sighed and disappeared from Jiraiya’s shoulder.
“Boss, if you feel you are in danger, please also ….”
“You can relax, I won’t be joking about my life.”
Jiraiya nodded and left Toad’s stomach with Fukasaku Sennin and returned to the sea.
Jiraiya looked at the rest of Pain’s five bodies, instantly affirming his guess. These people are all their opponents; they are all dead people. In other words, the so-called Pain was nothing but Puppet. None of these people are the main body of Pain.
After Shurado found Jiraiya, he immediately launched an attack because Jiraiya knew Pain’s secrets. Unfortunately, Jiraiya was too late. He was no match for Pain’s Rikudo.
In the end, just like in the original work, Jiraiya left a dying message on the back of Fukasaku Sennin, and Jiraiya then sank into the sea.
But what Pain didn’t know was that Yamanaka Ryo, hiding in-between time and space, rescued Jiraiya.
Jiraiya suffered a severe injury, and Yamanaka Ryo teleported back immediately to Orochimaru’s laboratory. Orochimaru saw heavily wounded Jiraiya engulfed in anger, something that Yamanaka Ryo had never seen.
Orochimaru needed to rescue Jiraiya right now, so Yamanaka Ryo quickly calmed him down, “Uncle Snake, calm down. Now the most important thing is to rescue Uncle Jiraiya.”
“Of course I know that!”
Orochimaru took a deep breath and soon calmed down. The two immediately put themselves into the intense rescue operation.
At the same time, in an unknown cave, White Zetsu emerged from the ground and said to Obito, “Pain has done it, Jiraiya is dead.”
Obito’s expression changed greatly under the mask. From Namikaze Minato’s story, Obito had a very good impression of Jiraiya, and he respected his attitude.
White Zetsu felt something strange. Konoha had lost a lot of its battle strength, yet Obito didn’t seem to be happy. White Zetsu whispered, “Is something wrong, Obito?”
“It’s nothing, just remembering something about Jiraiya. What about Sasuke? How’s it going?”
“His injury has been healed. He should wake up soon.”