Yamato vs. Zabuza(created by Uzumaki16)
Restrictions: None, they have access to all tools and jutsu that they have been shown to use
Knowledge: Full. Meaning they each know all of eachother's abilities within the restrictions
Starting Distance: 50 metres
Location: Where Kakashi fought Zabuza in part 1, a lake with adjacent forest and grass
Intent on both sides is to capture, but not kill, their opponent.
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Zabuza is the perfect counter to Yamato. Yamato's Mokuton relies on his sense of sight to guide it and the use of Zabuza's Hidden Mist jutsu would counter this. Zabuza could then use the confusion the mist generates to attack Yamato from any direction and to be safe even use a Water Clone to attack him. He could use a double sneak attack to engage Yamato with a Water Clone and intentionally get caught to trick Yamato and attack him unawares.
Zabuza's knowledge of the human anatomy would allow him to severely injure Yamato to capture him. Zabuza could use the Water Prison jutsu as a way to keep Yamato immobilized and unable to preform any jutsu.
Since Yamato has manga Knowledge. He'll know Zabuza was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, who all specialize in Silent Killing. Yamato won't be surprised by his Hidden mist. The starting distance is also beneficial to Yamato, since he shares the same DNA as Hashirama. Yamato possesses his Mokuton which has the ability to grown trees not only from the earth, but from his own body as well he can become a long range fighter. Though you can say Zabuza has the advantage with the location with water around, he can utilize his Water Dragon, but Yamato Wood Release: Four-Pillar Prison Technique will counter it, plus the size of the four pillar is based on the user's imagination so he can make it as big as he wants. Yamato could keep Zabuza at a distance away from him with his Mokuton, then giving him enough time to split the Earth for Zabuza to fall, then Yamato could unsplit and reclose the earth crushing Zabuza to death.
Yamato would not split the earth because in this match-up the intent is to capture and not kill, so that wouldn't happen.
Zabuza could combine his Water Release with his Kenjutsu to dampen the wood and make it easier to cut through. Yamato could cage Zabuza all he wants but with a nearby Water source he could just use his Waterfall jutsu from inside the cage. Yamato's Mokuton was shredded by Sasuke Chidori Nagashi, so I believe Zabuza should be able to do the same with his blade. Zabuza's blade has been shown to be very powerful several times in the manga and I believe it would easily slice apart Yamato's Mokuton variations.
Yamato has the same speed of Kakashi from part one, and he was able to dodge Zaubza Executioner blade from behind quite easy, Yamato will do the same. Sasuke has raiton which can nullify most attacks, Zabuza doesn't have raiton so he won't be able to break free. Yamato can actually subdue Zabuza and restrict his movements quite easy with Mokuton , as you see it grabbed a persons hand, so no hand seals for Zabuza to make a Water dragon. Once restricted with mokuton Yamato could make a Wood Spikes Ring to captured Zabuza, and make the spikes form all around his body, if he tries to move he will automatically be pierced.
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Yamato's physical speed isn't the same as his Mokuton speed. Zabuza has shown to be really fast and even wield his blade one hand which would allow him to cut the Mokuton if it restricted any of his limbs. You disregarded the previous page in which Yamato has to hold his hand seal for a few panels so its now where near instant. In fact this is the same with most of Yamato's Mokuton jutsu.
Zabuza's Water techniques would leave Yamato on the verge of death and any type of cages Yamato uses to protect himseld would be used against him and he would be drowning himself. Zabuza's large scale Water jutsu's would leave Yamato drenched and on the verge of death. His Mokuton would dampen and become moist.
His Water clones would allow him to attack Yamato from different directions and he could use them to combine Water jutsus to confuse and disorientate Yamato.
Yamato Mokuton speed is faster than both of them. Zabuza and Yamato both actually have the same speed, so if Zabuza has been shown to be very fast then so is Yamato. The scan you showed, it's funny how you miss Kyuubi Mode Naruto gettin restricted by Mokuton, when we all know Kyuubi Naruto is way stronger than Zabuza but he wasn't able to break free. Mokuton might not be as instant as Amaterasu or Ftg, but neither is Zabuza it's still fast enough to catch him. Yamato won't be on the verge of death, when that Water Dragon Kakashi copied did nothing to Zabuza. I already countered that water dragon, if you look in that pic again no trees were destroys by that dragon at all. So Yamato Four pillar would block the blast without gettin damaged. Yamato was able to restrict a giant Squid, something that's 100 times larger than Zabuza with Mokuton. Zabuza not breaking away free he will be captured.
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Yamato only managed to restrict the 4-tails Naruto because he had just hit Sakura which gave Yamato and opening to restrict since it was distracted. The 4-Tailed Naruto was able to break free by the way as it is shown here. The water dragon Kakashi copied and used didn't harm Zabuza because his own Dragon collided with it. Zabuza Waterfall jutsu would leave Yamato drenched and disorientated and giving Zabuza the perfect opportunity make him unconscious with the Cleaver Blade. Yamato's 4 Pillar Prison would obviously not block the Water Dragon or Waterfall since it is filled with gaps which the water would pour in through so Yamato would just be making Zabuza's job easier as he will just be drowning himself. Yamato caught that giant squid simply because of that; its giant so was easy to catch with Mokuton.
Just because Yamato knows about that the 7 swordsmen all are masters of Silent Killing doesn't mean he can defend against it. Zabuza always starts all his fights with the Hidden Mist. How is Yamato meant to catch him with Mokuton when he can't see him ?
Kakashi said that Zabuza's Silent Killing prowess is second to none which shows that it is better than all the other swordsman at it. Zabuza's knowledge of the human anatomy would help him attack the exact points in Yamato's body to paralyze or incapacitate him. This is further backed up by him being with Haku who was an expert on acupuncture points in the body.
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Look at how far back Yamato was when he restricted the 4 -Tails, he was about 100 meters away and binded the 4-tails easy. Zabuza has no way to escape Mokuton coming from every direction binding him. The Kyuubi cloak was able to resist being pierced by Orochimaru Kusanagi, a sword known as being able to cut through Enma Adamantium staff . Now if the 4-tail skin is stronger than Adamantium which is a indestructible steel, it's safe to assume he can destroy some Mokuton easy. Now for Zabuza he is no where near as strong as the 4-tails. Wrong that was another water dragon Kakashi used on his own before Zabuza, and it did nothing to him. I don't remember any water techniques puttin anyone on the verge of death. Yamato is also a suiton user, nothin would stop him from makin a water dragon and attacking Zabuza like Kakashi did. Ofcourse he caught the squid, you act like Zabuza would not get caught without any proof. Actually Zabuza does not always start out with hidden mist, the only reason he used it on Kakashi was because his Sharingan was gettin the best of him, so he needed to blind him. Yamato could protect his back with Locking Walls which Crosses out silent killing, so once Zabuza tries to cut him down from the back he'll hear the wood cuttin, then he'll know his position and restrict him with Four Pillar Prison