Another Monday, another Meta Discussion. As is the case with the past few months, we are once again doing a theme for this Month’s Meta Mondays. This month, the Meta Monday theme will be Differences!
By differences, I mean, each topic this month will focus on what are likely differences between Iruka and Kakashi, and what if any steps they take to understand the other’s differing opinion or view on something. That said, this month’s Meta Mondays might be long, and I hope I get to see a lot of headcanons!
This week’s question is: What are Kakashi and Iruka’s differences in opinion on the life of a shinobi/ the duties of a shinobi?
I think both of them would agree that Shinobi are meant to serve the Hokage and their nation, but I think they look at things differently regarding how far one has to go in fulfilling that job. What I mean is, I think Kakashi is ready and willing to go on the toughest missions and doesn’t think twice about taking that mission that has a frighteningly low success rate because “it’s my job.”
That doesn’t mean, Iruka doesn’t take these kinds of risks, but I think he sometimes wonders if he should be more assertive and ask if “so and so mission is really worth it.” I think he wouldn’t mind sticking up to the Hokage and asking then if that mission was necessary.
But I think in the end, if the Hokage asked it of them, and they knew that taking the worst mission would protect their loved ones, they would do it in a heartbeat.
What do you all think though?