Re: Muu + Kakuzu vs. Gaara + EMS Sasuke
A number of things off with this playout, the first thing I'll mention is that you are only looking at one of two possible matchups, think about Sasuke fighting Kakuzu and Gaara fighting Muu as well as this is a 2v2.
Originally Posted by Negative Knight
Gaara's sand isn't made useless at all when it's wet he controls it fine. Also I personally wouldn't call Kakuzu's doton skin as a better "active defense" than the sand as the shape volume and density of the sand an be changed at Gaara's will. There is also the Armor of Sand, which can be used simulraneously with the standard sand defense and also be manipulated in density as it is made from the same mineral deposits as the sand in his gourd. (However I will give you that Kakuzu's iron skin is straight up harder without a doubt.)
I believe that Sasuke (who know has more variations of Chidori than Kakashi himself, could pierce Kakuzu's skin both more easily, AND (this is key) from further away. Given that Sasuke has superior speed to Kakashi, he could cetainly avoid Kakuzu's masks' jutsu, defend with Susano'o or counter raiton also with Chidori. Among others, I also believe Amaterasu, and somewhat Genjutsu could prove troublesome for Kakuzu as well.
Gaara was able to sense Muu before. Even when invisible, and with apparently no knowledge of the Kage's that were approaching, Gaara was able to sense Muu before anyone else through his sand (admittedly, they were in a desert and i imagine Gaara would have been constantly doing so to avoid an ambush as they knew they were being persued.) But in battle when he knows hat to look for, i strongly believe he could do so again. If he is prepared for it Gaara could defend against Jinton, though not without injury. Another thing to remember is Gaara, unlike most, can follow Muu in the air OR attack from any distance.
+rep because i liked your argument too, but see how it works differently in reverse?
EDIT: I am not going to take sides on this one yet or even vote on my poll because I totally see it going either way so ill just chill on it till i see more arguments