Why do People Underrate Part 1 Kabuto yet overrate Part 1 Kakashi?
Basically I've been lurking around here for a while and read some bizarre posts. Firstly speaking, it has been repeated by both Orochimaru and Jiraiya that Kabuto and Kakashi were on a similar level to each other in part 1. Kabuto managed to hold his own against Tsunade yet Kakashi freaked out when he saw Orochimaru. Even still there are many people who think that Kakashi would wipe the floor with Kabuto with low difficulty.
Furthermore, in VS threads, people say that Kakashi could have easily soloed the sound four while some even go on to say he could defeat the sound five just because the sound ninjas were beat by "genins" despite the fact that those so called genins were actually chunin level in strength. Also the sound four would have beat the Konoha ninja if it wasn't for intervention from the Sand Siblings who were easily low jounin level during the time of the Sasuke Retrieval Arc. Also each one of those genins were significantly stronger compared to themselves during the chunin exams so the gap between those experienced jounin and young genin decreased quite significantly. Also bear in mind that the sound four could have beat two jounin level ninjas if they hadn't retreated and those were Minato's body guards so they may be close to Kakashi's level. One of them also managed to hold their own against Baki, the same guy who destroyed Gecko Hayate, the jounin proctor of the chunin exams.
Anyway I don't really care about that but the hypocrisy in this forum is quite astounding when people claim that part 1 Kabuto would lose to Kiba, Shino and Hinata. They say that he'd get overwhelmed since there are three of them yet no one would say that Kakashi gets overwhelmed by the sound four even though the sound four>>>>>>>Kiba, Shino and Hinata. Some even went on to say that genin part 1 Shino could beat jounin part 1 Kabuto who managed to hold his own against Tsunade and Kakashi.
So what is up with that? Not saying that Kabuto loses to Kakashi but it would be a tough battle for the both of them.
Here many people claim that Team 8>part 1 Kabuto
Here many people claim that part 1 Kakashi would wipe the floor with the sound four.