Naruto is a powerhouse without the Kyuubi's chakra thanks to Sage Mode, but he wasn't that much of a powerhouse. He was more of a shrewd fighter who used combination of tricks to win. That's where Naruto excels, and he's shown that so many times over. He's not as good no matter how much power the Kyuubi gives him.
I'm not going to go into the pain vs naruto battle because we all know Naruto had no chance at winning by himself just like any other kage. With that being said, Sage mode is definitely kage level. As I said before kage level isn't good enough to beat pain.
It's definitely not enough to beat Nagato who has all of the Rinnegan abilities with him, no. But as I said, had Naruto the state of mind of when he beat the last path, he would clean them easily.
Are you forgetting Nagato was chakra exhausted and bleeding;making it impossible for God Realm to perform properly?
I'm not forgetting anything. With the right state of mind, Naruto finished the fight in base mode. That alone says what kind of a monster he would be in SM.
Naruto was low on chakra but could still make hundreds of clones, pain jutsu was to weak to pop clones. You tell me that don't make a difference?
Pain said he could make a bigger Chibaku Tensei to restrain an eight tail Naruto. He doesn't seem to be that low on chakra imo.
As I said! God realm ST was to weak to disperse clones because he was chakra exhausted. That's the only thing that allowed Naruto to get a hit in the 5 second range.
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