Just an opinion, but while Shikamaru's shadows may prove to be a EXTREMELY effective against ordinary foes such as Kakazu and the lower level Akatsuki members, it's highly doubtful that it'll even scratch the stronger characters in the series now. Also to add to that, Shikamaru in my opinion was stronger then the immortal dude when he was fighting him because he had previous knowledge of him and knew how to deal with him.
But Shikamaru against somebody like gaara won't even stand a chance. Gaara can control sand without even moving his hands. Even if shikamaru somehow got a hold of Gaara to immobilize him, Gaara can bring back the devastation 50x with his sand. Or maybe another case where the entire Nara clan goes up againt Gaara and launch a shadow possession barrage at him, Gaara can gather enough sand to burry them in maybe 3x the size of Konoha.
And against people like the Raikage and Orochimaru, their chakara levels are high enough to release that shadow binding technique off them.
Haha even Konohamaru could escape it . I'm just kidding about that.. But hopefully later on when he's strong enough he'll be able to.
But yes, out of many of the old genin, he takes the cake, but out of the newer characters, I doubt he'll be able to hold them back for 5 seconds. So i got to agree with Marshall on this one.
After the war there will be peace every where, no more battles , no more fighting, no more wars...
So Konoha don't need a Godly Powerful Hokage....
Someone as laid back and smart like Shikamaru will be ok i guess
If you're using touching A as one of the requirements to become hokage, then Sasuke is probably the only one who can become hokage. He's the only one who not only managed to touch A, but wound him as well. You could argue Naruto should be included as well, but he never touched A or had any advantage over him until the end of the skirmish (and we both know Naruto could have done better if he wanted to). Sasuke and Minato are also the only ones who have touched A.Quote:
What I'm saying is that Sasuke seemingly did a better job of dealing with A and his speed, landing a hit on him where Naruto and Minato couldn't. That would mean he's the only one suited to be a hokage, with Minato being the second possible solution.
And what stops Shikamaru from using kawarimi? What if Minato doesn't have his tags available? Naruto doesn't have access to Kyuubi's chakra or is too slow to access it? Sasuke doesn't see A coming or reacts in time? Almost all of these ninjas or any ninjas could get hit with Raikage's punch and lose immediately if they're not prepared. If Shikamaru is prepared, especially functioning as support, he can best Raikage, possibly. Just like how prepared Naruto, Sasuke, and MInato can survive against the Raikage and in Sasuke's case, deal damage.
Technically speaking though, both Naruto and Sasuke never took on A's full force. Naruto had the Kyuubi's chakra acting as shield while Susano'o softened the blow quite a bit before hitting Sasuke. But I don't think either have the tools to deal damage to Tobi... that seems to only be Minato and possibly Tobirama.Quote:
A hokage isn't just about a symbol of power, it's someone best suited to lead the village. Shikamaru and Kakashi can lead the village better htan Naruto and Sasuke can, even if Shikamaru's power isn't close to Naruto and Sasuke's.
But Tsunade couldn't deal any kind of damage, just like Shikamaru. Shikamaru is probably the main reason why Kakuzu and Hidan were defeated at only the cost of Asuma's life. Shikamaru may not be able to protect like Tsunade, but he can fight back with his intelligence, coming up with plans, weaknesses, and directions as well as lead effectively. He doesn't need to be overly powerful, not when he can plan and lead. His role would be quite similar to the role he had when he and Asuma fought Hidan. Observe and provide cover or backup when needed, which can be more damaging than straight-out power.Quote:
But Tsunade did not show any such power before the war. She healed the citizens and protected them, but she did not attack Pain or his summons like Sakura did. Yet Tsunade is arguably one of the best hokage because she can protect, heal, and fight for a while. Shikamaru can be a great hokage too by providing support, analyzing enemies, and coming up with ways to defeat them, providing support and backup.
Beauty of Shikamaru is that his team doesn't need overwhelming power since Shikamaru's mind itself is powerful. He was nowhere near as strong as Temari or had the kidn of jutsu that Sound ninja had, but he still either would have won or won. Shikamaru would have his own way of protecting the village, just as how Sasuke and Naruto would.Quote:
The plan throughout that fight was Shikamaru - Kakashi was basically following Shikamaru's plan get Kakuzu's blood and give it to Shikamaru. While Shikamaru alone would have been defeated, one can argue that'd hold true for Naruto, and thus should rule him out as a hokage.Quote:
So far, Minato is the only person whose sight meant the Iwa chuunins were to vacate the area immediately. We do not see this apply to anyone else but the Uchiha when it was one-on-one. Given that, I doubt anyone would run from Naruto just from a glance. Possibly from Sasuke due to Sharingan, if they don't have the confidence. But so far, no other kage were given flee-on-sight treatment.Quote:
Shikamaru can understand others though. Naruto becoming the hokage is still bad even if Kakashi and Shikamaru are there to aid him, as he still would have final say and can make decisions he wants to make regardless of opinions. Naruto being intelligent only in emergencies isn't a good sign, especially as a decision maker. It's why Sasuke would be a much better hokage candidate, he has more versatility in becoming a hokage, except for social aspects.Quote:
I don't think he'll turn at all, he'll stay good. Memory of Jiraiya along with other still will make sure of that. And his goal wasn't like an obsession though, it was a means to an end - become hokage and get respect and acknowledgment. Now like Sasuke, his reason to become a hokage is to protect people.Quote:
Fair too, Shikamaru wouldn't have had the power to deal that kind of damage. Nor would anyone but Naruto.Quote:
Naruto now is the strongest hokage candidate.Kiba and shikamaro don't deserve it even how far we think about them.
Sasuke?No way.His crimes make him a way below naruto in the candidacy list.Yes good he was the reason why the kage are now in the battlefield fighting,but still naruto said he wanted to be the hokage,and i'm sure the rookies and other konoha members will favor him over sasuke.And kishi may favor him as well since this manga is named 'naruto'.Naruto is the most fitted person in the hokage list.
I had this really long post disproving rikudou and everything he said with evidence but then i read through all the pages and realized doesn't matter if he was presented with a letter from kishi saying Shikamaru couldnt defeat 1/5th the enemies minato can. So ill just throw in some facts and leave it.
Minato Single handedly stopped the clouds retrieval of the kyuubi.
Shikamaru couldn't even begin to touch this.
During the fight with juubito, shikamaru has been shown thinking of strategies every chapter. How many strategies have worked?Zero
During the fight with juubito, Minato has saved all the remaining shinobi/samurai in the world. Twice
Minato is able to fight at any time of the day no problem and defend the village day or night.
Shikamaru can't use his jutsus for 12 hours of the day. Shadows don't work at night.
The hokage is the strongest shinobi in the village.
The hokage isn't the most intelligent shinobi in the village.
You insist hes as good as to beat other kages and fight at their level. Then why isn't he fighting with the group against juubito? Why is this person you claim who can do more damage with strategizing have 0 strategy and doing 0 damage?
Rikudou you lose.
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You're obsession with overhyping shikamaru is literally blinding you of the facts and history of the story. go reread b4 posting again.
Those arguing about whether or not raikage could be hurt.
They fought many times, states no man could surpass minato.
Also do you honestly think kishi is like "Alright, so Ee charges minato, minato teleports behind then as minato is about to stab ee in the back of the head, bee will push him out of the way at the loss of his octopus leg, ALTHOUGH BEE DIDN'T REALLY NEED TO PUSH HIM BECAUSE KUNAIS TO THE HEAD DONT WOUND RAIKAGES MY FANS WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEANT.
seriously guys? try not to be complete fools, even if in some magical world in that situation right there minato couldn't have hurt raikage, we know that minato surpasses the raikage and raikage wouldn't say this if minato couldn't even wound him, please use your heads its a shonen manga not a nancy drew.
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Definitly agreed with bromains. He's just not cut out to be Hokage at all. A military advisor heck yea without a doubt. But hokage noo.
So far, the Raikage does not seem to have any scars on his body nor has he ever mentioned Minato being able to hit him or cause damage, which would be quite a feat. So as far as the manga goes, it's fan fiction that Minato did or can damage the Raikage. You're free to provide proof if you want, but "no man can surpass Minato" is not proof as that's vague. The Raikage could be talking about Minato's speed, considering that's what Minato was known for. The Raikage seems to have praised Minato's speed more than anything, and if Minato did in fact hurt the Raikage, then he'd say so. So far, Madara and Sasuke are the only ones who we have seen were able to wound him, Madara bein the only one to take out the Raikage.
You do realize that Bee would be dumb not to push the Raikage out of the way even if Minato would have poked him, right? Why the hell would Bee risk the Raikage getting hurt or gettin tagged by Minato? Doesn't really indicate anything but the fact that Bee was actually playing it safe.
Minato is nowhere near the strongest. He wasn't made the hokage because he was the strongest, but because he was able to protect the village so well thanks to Hiraishin, sealing prowess, and apparently having a jinchuuriki as a wife. It's also funny how people forget that Orochimaru was the first choice but wasn't chosen solely because of his twisted personality. That's the main reason why Minato became the hokage, according to Hiruzen. Which doesn't take anything away from Minato... but to act as if he was the first obvious choice all along is absurd when Orochimaru was his rival for the seat.
Still doesn't make Shikamaru unable to be a good hokage.
SHIT! He took out three to four fodders. What a monster.Quote:
All right,Cutting through Raikage's armor is one thing but Sasuke's Kusanagi got blocked by Bee in their sword fight.
Kubikiribocho blocked Kusanagi lol.Now Kubi isn't known to have any diamond hard durability like the Adamantine staff which Hirizen used against Orochimaru's real Kusanagi.You take it as it can cut through anything or almost anything,But the reason doesn't necessarily have to be it's natural ability.Sasuke reinforced the cutting power of the sword through Raiton there against Yamato
The way Yamato's thoughts are shown makes one think that the sword is special because it's reinforced through Raiton.It's a mistake by Kishimoto or Sasuke was just saying that it's special (Like Kusanagi) because the cutting power of the sword was comparable to the actual Kusanagi's when he uses Raiton to reinforce it.
I know that it's enforced by Raiton, but that doesn't negate what Sasuke said about the sword. Don't know what's the deal with Kishimoto, but let's just leave it be. Either way, a Kunai ain't cutting no Raikage.
Tag kunai is freaking different from ordinary kunai. How come someone already failed to understand this freaking obvious? Ordinary kunai can't freaking cut the hachibi's tail.
And haters gonna hate, but minato's tag kunai can deflect a freaking bijuudama. So if minato gonna use it for cutting, then rest assured it's gonna work.
Oh by the way, stop comparing minato's tag kunai to sasuke's lowly sword. Because for Pete's sake, sasuke's sword can't tank a freaking bijuudama.
You still believe in that shit? It was said the susanoo is super duper strong, and yet danzo's wind jutsu was able to do some damage. But anyway, when was it said that the kusanagi can cut everything? Whereas way back in part 1, it can't even do shit to hiruzen's weapon.
And I think t'was said the kusanagi is a counter sword for totsuka sword.
Fluffy kunai? It seems to me you're just hating the fact that raikage's raiton shield was almost defeated by that fluffy kunai. And with that, even sasuke's susanoo would just be a piece of cake of that fluffy kunai.
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