Nagato can use summons to fight Minato and make it a battle of endurance.
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Nagato has shown to be a chakra monster and Nagato has more summons.
If nagato use to Chikushoudou for summoning minato also can summon the whole arsenal of frogs and about fighting 5 peins i believe Hiraishin no Jutsu will be a great help for minato to keep up with them and he can instantly travel to diferent point of the battlefield and attacking and escaping from nagato and with his great stragedy that minato has it won't be easy for nagato to defeat minato. it is a hard battle and i still can make my mind to which one i will give my vote..
i know this doesn't have to be with this fight but does anyone think that minato learned sennin-mode while he was alive?..
Nagato doesn't have more summons. Minato has a whole mountain of badass toads to summon. Besides, it's not about quantity but quality, anyways.
Nagato should win, Minato will win. No point of debating lol
Nagato has more boss summons than Minato, and he should be able to summon summons of that level than Minato.
I don't see Nagato putting up much of a fight. He Shinra Tensei's (it seems to be his preliminary move), Minato Hiraishin's away. Hiraishin's at Nagato and Rasengan's him but sees his Rasengan is absorbed (which we've never seen is possible from the back only from the front so his Rasengan might not get absorbed). He Hiraishin's away again to strategize, but not before marking Nagato's body with a S/T seal, and gets Shinra Tenseid again. This time he has a mark on Nagato so he can just teleport inside Shinra. In those five seconds he just beats the crap out of Nagato til he's dead (5 seconds is an eternity when you move instantly). Nagato isn't fast enough (especially in his emaciated body) to suck out Minato's soul, summon Gedo, or summon an Animal.
IMO Nagato takes this: with ST, he can blow the kunais again and Minato as well, and IMO Minato hasn't shown such base speed to hit Nagato in his 5 second cooldown: I doubt he is that faster than Kakashi.
Nagato's dog summon owned all the 3 great frogs, and I doubt Minato would be able to summon Ma and Pa due to ST.
Nagato can also usmon the bird and be out of range of Minato's attacks, until the dog summon gets him, or heck, he uses a CT big enough to engulf all the kunais or use city buster shinra tensei instantly killing Minato.
IMO Minato's only shot is to manage putting a seal on Nagato and stabbing him in the back, which I don't see happening with st and his summons.
Naruto was able to own Nagato's summons. Jiraiya was able to own Nagato's summons. The toads won't be able to? They're mindless animals. Minato summons ninja frogs. Would you rather have an army of 10 mediocre ninja or an elite squad of 5 legendary ninja? Because 5 broken ninja can take on 10 mediocre ninja anyday. Hell, Asuma took on 10 mediocre ninja all his lonesome.
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Minato can't Hiraishin away from a ST: he would still hit the ground from the force of ST, and with no tags near Nagato, he wouldn't be able to reach him in time.
Also, Nagato in this tournament isn't the skinny one: it's the one that fought Hanzo, so he's probably fast enough to get away from Minato before he touches him.