06-01-2009, 01:53 PM
According to Naruto wiki they died in battle. Sounds a little vague. And I don't think Hokages just pass on during battle. They are not just killed by stray arrows or random Kunai. They're freaking powerful and well guarded I'm sure. The Third was killed in a duel against orochimaru and the Fourth died saving the village against the 9-tails. So how did the 1st and 2nd hokages die. does the manga say who killed them? Madara perhaps at some point? Maybe Pain in is younger days? Thoughts.