Honestly, one of the fun things about this tournament is seeing people's scenarios of how the fights would go and seeing others counter it, as long as it's reasonable.
Originally Posted by benelori
It would be used. Just because Itachi won't know his strength doesn't mean Jiraiya's fans won't use their knowledge of his strength in his favor. Or rather what they think his strength is based on Itachi's statement. Even if it's unprovable and his overall displayed strength comes up short to Itachi's displayed strength.
Which it does by the way.
If itachi isn't afraid fighting jiraiya then why the heck he never fight him head on.? He can use his tsukuyomi to break jiraiya's spirit, and yet he just using a safe attack to lure jiraiya..
and from the bold part, So we're incapable of thinking deeper, looking underneath the underneath just to satisfied our imagination.?
Well, maybe i'm incapable in thinking deeper and looking underneath the underneath just like the way your assumption is, but the thing is, mine is different from yours..
What exactly is the argument that Jiraiya's hair will save him from Amaterasu? It burns through everything, including hair and his Needle Jizo, when used for defensive purposes, normally renders him immobile.
why people really think that jiraya is a nobody?..i mean he was a sannin and nobody got so close to pein until jiraya fought him and yes after that naruto defeated pein, people don't acknowledged jiraya's strength and he was wise and was good on summoning,sealing jutsu and diferent techniques...i'm a fan of itachi uchiha, itachi was something else, he never got defeated until he let sasuke killed him and his tsutuyomi and MS power was fear by anyone, the problem here is that we saw itachi fight more than jiraya and defeated shinobies so fast and easy while jiraya just fighted pein and got killed...i think if jiraya and itachi actually fought, the battle could go either way but itachi has more chance to win because we never saw him loose a battle and his power was out of this world.
As for Itachi holding his eye after using Tsukoyomi and then getting weakened after using Amaterasu shortly afterward, we don't know for exactly how long Itachi's been ill. He could've been sick during that period in time already and his sickness limited his stamina. If Itachi eliminated the entire Uchiha clan (even if he had the help of a decrepit Madara), he no doubt spammed his Mangekyou to do so. He even used Tsukoyomi against Sasuke in the end and he didn't even so much as flinch afterwards. So a battle weary Itachi, after eliminating the final members of his clan, still had enough juice left to Tsukoyomi Sasuke and then flee. Clearly, if Itachi had to clutch his eyes that day he visited Konoha, then he must've surely been ill then.
A healthy Itachi in this tournament is a top class contender who I have a hard time seeing fall to some non-astrally epically broken ninja.
At a direct clash, the amount of flames Itachi should be able to create is this: http://www.narutobase.net/manga/Naruto/389/16
Jiraiya's hair doesn't have the consistency of the metal that protected the samurai from Amaterasu (unless he's in sage mode actually). Clothing hit by it (regular clothing) evaporate far shorter and I'm not sure Jiraiya's hair can outgrow the speed at which the flames spread. Gaara's sand was able to block amaterasu by replacing the burnt sand with fresh sand to keep it at bay. Even if Jiraiya's hair can hold the fralmes off for a while he'd have to continue pumping chakra into the jutsu to gradually grow more and more hair.
Also, what does he use to cut the hair off again? I was under the impression it recedes into it's normal shape after it's used.
Last edited by Nuno; July 06, 2011 at 03:49 AM.