SovereignKage wrote: Just one man's opinion here, but previous comments seem to be undervaluing the Fourth Hokage. Consider what he's capable of, of what has been said of him. Jiraiya likened him to a genius level intellect that is only seen once in a lifetime. The Fourth Raikage didn't think it was possible for Minato to be defeated. He had the highest scores in the history of the Academy, was the youngest Hokage that ever lived; he has the marks of a true Sage when he enters Sage Mode (fans believe in error that he isn't skilled at it, which isn't true; it just doesn't fit in with his typical style of speed and quick movement). If Minato and Kabuto stood side by side, without Kabuto having any artificial enhancements, Minato would eviscerate Kabuto.
With the enhancements, yes, Kabuto becomes much more of a threat, but it's worthy of noting Minato is still a much shrewder shinobi with a collection of deadly jutsu at his disposal. And if he is the jinchuriki of the Yin-half of the Kyuubi in this battle, then it's endgame. That gives him much more high-quality chakra, much greater healing abilities, and substantially increased speed, strength, and dexterity.
Minato vs. Non-Enhanced Kabuto: Minato wins, no difficulty.
Minato vs. Enhanced Kabuto: Minato wins, mid-high difficulty.
I'm pretty sure that I said Alive Minato,and none of your arguments really proofs how Minato would win,just that he is a genius and Jirayia really like him,I don't see how this is enough to beat a sage kabuto.
Yes sir, you're correct, you did say alive Minato. I could be misinformed, so I'll rely on you to correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Minato made into a jinchuriki before death...? When he was alive?
In any case, I've often felt that the whole of this community overlooks the sheer usefulness of a character's creativity and smarts in the series. If Naruto vs. Zabuza had never occurred, or Shikamaru vs. Hidan had never occurred, then 99% of fans would give the victory to the character that ultimately lost. Ingenuity and intelligence are the greater factors here, and Minato, I think, would be hailed as superior to Kabuto by the majority of people familiar with Naruto. Sure, Kabuto has more fire-power (assuming we're not counting Minato's living moments as a Jinchuriki), but he's not contending with a genin or a jonin here. He's fighting Minato, who has some extraordinary accomplishments and achievements under his belt.
I think people look at Minato and think "speed" when it's a more complex character than that. As displayed when combating another genius, Itachi (who is noted to have low chakra reserves), Kabuto's big guns failed when a calm and smart personality engaged him.
I still give it to Minato. Peace out.
what you mean with kabuto's big gun failed against Sasuke and Itachi?he was beating them both just fine.
@Kakashisologod1 so far I remeber sage kabuto only had uzumaki healing powers not Hashirama's. still the only to kill sage kabuto is battling him for long enough till him runst out of chakra the same way Madara did against Hashirama in vote.