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Itachi would never win in a 1vs1 based on that fight. That hole prep... Itachi is not Batman.
Batman is awesome, honestly he is one of my fav super heroes, but I at times get turned off from him because of the outrageous stiff his fanbase says. Heck I bet someone would say he has Hashirama cells in his utility belt, along with some of the Rikudous treasures
Itachi's strength was being able to instantly 'read' people and design his fight around his insights into the person. So - yeah - it is very similar to giving Batman "prep time" before a fight. Kabuto talked about that pretty explicitly.
But let's be honest. Itachi was protected by some pretty thick plot armor. He was never 'supposed' to lose, and so he didn't. Talking about a hypothetical matchup between Itachi & Nagato is going to be based on too many hypotheticals. "IF it was this situation..." "IF Itachi did..." "IF Nagato was..." Anyone can construct the situation to favor whatever candidate they prefer when it is being framed like that. I'd say Itachi/Nagato could defeat Nagato/Itachi entirely depending on the circumstances. Anything beyond that very generic statement is purely hypothetical.
I should be biased towards Itachi, but I can't agree with using ET Nagato vs. ET Itachi. Itachi had it easy, while in an actual fight with Nagato, it'd be so much harder. Nagato would focus on him, and he wouldn't be controlled by someone who used Nagato's mobility as an excuse for his incompetence.
To keep it short, considering a battle between a fully powered Nagato and a fully powered Itachi, either side could win but Nagato has more chances than Itachi.
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Also those 5 secs are more then enough. I think you are forgetting how he manhandled Bee AND Naruto at the same time... Naruto in CM at that...
Also Batman is about the X steps/prep stuff ahead of his target. I used that to point that Batman has the bias in that area and I seriously don't feel like "elevating" Itachi to the same status.
Last edited by xXan; April 16, 2014 at 03:32 PM.
Being a healthy didn't mean a thing for itachi. His chakra would still be the same, the effect of his MS would also be the same and it'll not grant him any power to withstand any of nagato's abilities.
Nagato would rape itachi instantly.
Yeah, but you're forgetting how he tried to CT their ass immediately after Itachi appeared. Meaning he wanted to get rid of him as soon as possible. And then a couple of pages later, Itachi neutralized him.
Actually, Itachi is certainly better in that department, as far as I'm concerned.
There is no God damn way Nagato using his tools is not on Itachi's level.
He wanted to get rid of the TEAM. I keep telling you this. Nagato was facing 3 insane powerful targets. Also Itachi neutralized him because his mobility was shoot, here he has FULL mobility AND shared vision. Not even going into how that was plot induced stupidity... A Rinnegan should have no problem seeing trough dust. But meh... Same with Naruto's clones that were made into rocks, or the dust Naruto made in his fight with Pein back in Konoha.
Itachi is not better then Batman with clear, hard evidence. Let me know when Itachi can take hostage an entire planet and black mail Darkseid by threatening him to blow up his own planet... Itachi never showed deductive skill or planning on Batman's level, not even close. Then again Itachi does not have decades of exposure and having to fight besides people like Superman... He needs that insane brain power (and a ton of PIS) to stay relevant to the plot. Itachi was a power house in his own universe. Also Itachi failed in many things.
Didn't Nagato show how fast he was when he went after Naruto or Bee after a shinra tensei in his chameleon? I mean, Kabuto blaming Nagato is nonsense because Nagato was able to run on his own legs and support the weight of two adults, as well as absorbing the shock of catching a falling adult. Using Edo Tensei is very fallible given what we know about them: controlled by someone, can't attack other Edo Tensei, and when controlled, their controller is the one who determines what they can use.
I still think Itachi would have a good chance, but I just can't see the logic in using ET.
Nothing you said there implies that Kabuto was stating lies. The fact that Nagato has bones in his legs is obvious (able to take the weight of two adults and absorbing shocks). Yes Nagato could move on his own after he "ate" Bee but that does not mean his mobility was not decreased by a good degree.
There is logic in using ET feats as ET's capabilities does not change from how they were in life(well more or less, as we know they are somewhat more powerful when living but considering Itachi AND Nagato were both ET this is meaningless). Yes someone else is calling the shoots but they can't run any faster then they could in real life.
Also all I am saying is that the fight between Nagato and Naruto/Bee/Itachi shows is that Itachi would need help in dealing with Nagato and he can't win this by himself. Also there is no way Nagato is not in Itachi's league of speed to keep up with him.