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We have to also count A's speed. I gave this fight to Madara, of course, but i do not see this fight definite, A has at least 30% chance of defeating Madara and i think it is quite a lot when you are standing against guy like this.
Still, Madara is a winner.
This fight is hard to debate... i'd actually say it's the hardest because of the simply fact that Madara has pretty much 1 jutsu at his disposal, and that he's paired against someone who has what it takes to go against him.
Just like against Minato, Madara is putting himself at great risk when he would attempt to warp Raikage away. That is exactly what Raikage wants, fighting hands to hands.
Given Raikage's reflexes and speed and how it was showcase to be enough to beat Sasuke's casting Amaterasu, the moment Madara lands a finger on him, A will either punch him or shunshin away. Does Madara have the speed to phase fast enough? I honestly don't know.
I think this fight is likely to be a lot of hit and miss, lots of fail attempts on both parts.
I'll give this one to Raikage, not that i am convinced but truly he has the immediate destructive power to slowly crush Madara to pieces even if it takes many times.
And even if Madara does have Izanagi, Raikage has the reacitive speed to likely be able to react fast enough.
Either way this is rediculously close, and while i am voting for Raikage i'd say it as it was pretty much a 51% / 49% in favor of Raikage.
Madara sure has the hype and all, but he pretty much is facing an other Minato, one that is actually more dangerous in hand to hand combat.
I think if the Raikage used his 'fastest punch' then he has a chance in level two. I guess it depends on how quickly madaara can react. I also think this would be an incredibly boring match of cat and mouse. I dont think Raikage's chakra would tire easily he is so damn huge, probably could go either way but if A goes through the tournament is more interesting lol.
I think it pretty much does come down to who you'd rather see in the next round. Personally, I voted for A, because arguing the ins and outs of Madara's warping techs, along with Izanagi is just boring. Really? You have one technique? And Izanagi, which is lame on multiple levels...I'd rather see A trying to Lariat, Reverse Chop, Liger Bomb, and Elbow the competition, lol
tobi just goes into the ground and then pops up behind a and absorbs him. i dont think you can react to that unless you have some kind of aoe attack like shinra tensei or sasuke chidori nagashi(?) that radiates outward from your body or you teleport like minato. maybe his lighting armor can be used offensively but i think a leaves himself open to much in order to attack so ill give this to the sneaky tobi.
or he could just let a kill him then surprise him.
also i call bullshit on him not having the rinningan so i'm voting for him in all his fights anyway unless someone manages to beat him in the manga before then.
If anyone could take on Madara, I'd say it's A. However, A doesn't think in a battle (in every fight he's in he's been less of a strategist than Naruto). That's gonna be his downfall. He's got speed and power, but he's got no brains. As for Madara, I will not assume that he can use Amaterasu, Tsukoyomi, or Susano'o because he's never used it in the manga. Using Izanagi isn't enough proof of being able to use the other Sharingan jutsu. Danzou used Izanagi and he didn't use Amaterasu, Tsukoyomi or Susano'o. If he was facing Sasuke and was able to use the other three jutsu he would've most definitely used them. So, basically, all Madara's got is his S/T jutsu and Izanagi (the rules state that Madara has no Rin'negan) and his strategic skills. A can probably take on his S/T jutsu with his speed, but he's not smart enough to use his speed and power to counter Madara. Even if A were to kill Madara, he's gonna have to do it twice because of Izanagi. Madara will definitely take advantage of A's lack of intellect to disable/kill/deal with his in more ways than one. Unless A is shown to use strategies during combat (in the manga) his goose is cooked. Sparkly armor or no sparkly armor. Oh! And this all is assuming he's still got both his arms.
Due to Konan's dissection of Madara's S/T jutsu, if A is fast enough to grab Madara by the throat before he becomes intangible, A can break his neck before he warps them both away. We've already seen that A is fast enough to grab Zetsu and break his neck. Even Zetsu was amazed at A's speed and we've seen that Zetsu's speed is practically as fast as teleportation. So, honestly, I can see this going either way. Still rooting for A, though. I can't stand Madara, but A being able to give him a run for his money led me to voting for A.
If A wasn't such a total moron and so insanely arrogant, I'd give it to him. But he's a prideful idiot who runs into fights without thinking (strange, that reminds me eerily of a certain blonde jinchuriki....) and with an opponent like Madara that just isn't going to work.
he didn't have the rinningan then.
and i am dealing with it. im voteing for him anyway.