How unexpected, that Devil Fruit apple appearing did confuse me initially, but it really is the Sara Sara no Mi, Model: Axolotl Devil Fruit right? It is obvious that with Caesar Clown once being an assistant to Doctor Vegapunk, he has intimate knowledge about the Devil Fruits, so him having knowledge about how Devil Fruits are “reborn” is expected. Still Smiley dying and having his Devil Fruit ability attach itself to a nearby apple is surprising and weird =/.
So a crack did appear on Tobi’s mask! A shame I missed that on my initial read of the previous chapter but I did pick up on it when I re-read the chapter. Had a feeling it was Kakashi’s chakra-infused kunai that caused the crack rather than Naruto’s attack but wow, how awesome was it that Kakashi was able to analyse such a development so thoroughly and come up with a theory that proved effective against Tobi. Had a feeling that Kakashi’s Kamui and Tobi’s space-time migration jutsu were connected, so excited to see what’s going to happen now.