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Being Hokage is not always about strength... it's about mentality and temperament.
If you want to go Fighting ability of Guy v Tsunade.... I'm in the Tsunade camp myself.... I believe in a draw out fight, Guy would not be able to do damage enough to outperform her regeneration ability... he would run out of Chakra before she does.... once he powers down, the fight is hers.
Remember each of the Hokage were fighting 5 Madara clones each having Rinnengan / EMS. Tsunade even cut in half was still able to function thanks to her regen.
Also it's not just a matter of being the strongest, you also have to get accepted in that silly meeting with the Feudal Lord
Anyway, Gai was supremely impressive with his 8th gate power in his fight against Madara BUT Madara wasn't using the full extent of his strength so Gai came off as more impressive than he actually is.
What could he have do to stop Limbo the instant Madara activities it? Nothing! Gai would have been one-shotted, but Madara wanted to test Gai's full power, and he overdid testing Gai's full force.
Gai was impressive, stronger than the recent Gokage with his suicidal tech, but don't forget, he had help from Kakashi, Lee, Garra and Minato, and certainly don't forget that Madara wasn't pulling out his stocks while Gai was risking death going full power.
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Still, the Hokage is the strongest of Konoha at the time of his crowning.
Even if we have more than one person qualifying for the title, they will usually be around the same level which keeps them at the very top echerons of the Shinobi world.
Welcome to the rampant power inflation of Part II, which has exploded several times over the course of the manga. I think the powerscaling would have remained conservative had Kishimoto opted to keep the Rikudou Sennin's power a myth. Even with Pein, the powerscaling was still conservative: Nagato's damage output is greater than Pein Rikudou's, but Nagato sacrificed Pein's magnificent defensive powers in exchange, and that's not factoring in Nagato's crippled state.
Things should have stopped with the Juubi. Since then we've gotten Tobi Rikudou, Madara Rikudou, and now Kaguya Rikudou. God forbid we get something beyond that. Again. Each character is supposed to be much stronger than the previous incarnation, but with each villain the author becomes more addicted to last-minute power-ups and asspulls, with decreasing usages of well-thought tactics and strategies that were more commonplace prior to the "Tobi = Madara = Akatsuki Mastermind" (lol) revelation.
It's lazy writting, but not inconsistent.
But I probably wasn't the only one bothered with Sakura's secret strength reveal. It has been necessary before, while everyone's life was at risk, which she could use instead of just sitting around.
Last edited by Fox666; June 28, 2014 at 12:06 PM.
Don't think they can beat Kaguya just yet, Naruto and Sasuke are still short of Hagoromo and Hamura and they need to find the latter to learn the whole story on how to defeat her.
Sorry guys but Sakura will never be relevant in this manga. Did you guys not see the way Sasuke made her stfu? It's like Kishi was expressing his views through Sasuke about how useless Sakura is, and she is to be honest. I always considered Tsunade as a better heroine than Sakura.
So far in Kishimoto has been consistent:
Sasuke - Mangekyou Sharingan
Naruto - Sage Mode
Sakura - Yin Seal
Sasuke - Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan
Naruto - Bijuu Mode
Sakura - Strenght of a Hundred Technique
Sasuke - Rinnegan
Naruto - Rikkudou Mode
Sakura - Senju Sage Mode
Kishimoto hinted that Katsuyu has shown only 10% of her size so I am betting that Sakura will use Sage Mode to summon it whole at some point.
If Sakura get's a Sage Mode and more or less from Hashirama it will make me hate the manga and the anime this will be so stupid and I just can't understand it!!First we get Minato with Sage Mode oit nowhere for no reason and if Sakura gets it next like its something u pick on the road home well that will be rather dissapointing for me at least!!I am more agree if Tobirama had Sage Mode cuz he is a Senju with great chakra pool,stamina and strentgh and yet he doesnt have sadly for me T_T But Sakura to get Sage Mode oh please Do not do this Kishimoto I beg of you!!!!!
Again, Minatos sage mode wasnt out of the blue. It was pretty obvious to assume
In any case, the power balance is weird. Is Madara truly stronger than Hashirama, or would he not have done as well if it weren't for Hashirama not even being close to 100%? If Tobirama was able to kill Izuna or at least be matched with him when it has been said that Izuna was Madara's equal, then why can't Tobirama be able to match Madara in power as well or at least kill him?