Originally Posted by Fatstogey
Naw he had the ability to see power where others could not. There were plenty of weak and lost people who he had no problem killing either.
He was preying on the powerful more so than preying on the weak. None of the people involved with him were weak. Well maybe mentally but not "weak" individuals.
uh, yea, that's what i meant. of course they had power, but they were all lost sheep and oro exploited it. hell, half the time he helped put these poor souls into situations where he COULD exploit them (convince them they had a place at his side)
and tobi didn't enlist soldiers like oro did... he didn't inspire loyalty. he somehow helped form akatsuki (with pain as the front man), but it was never explained how he convinced so many anti-social superpowers to work together (i mean we never came to understand their motivation fully... like why would itachi believe and follow tobi/pain?)
maybe we'll get some of that in tobi's backstory. who knows.