Re: Jiraiya: The Most Powerful Sannin
Originally Posted by Uchiha Josephus
Originally Posted by Thundercles
Fuq yeah! To all of it!
Originally Posted by Slug Princess Tsunade
On a serious note (OMG, we're talking about an anime/manga - what level of seriousness should/could one put into it? Whatever!)
To me, it greatly depends on how to compare and define strength.
I still have the feeling that Orochimaru "cheats". He uses all kinds of nasty jutsu, dirty tricks and scumbagness. His main power, as far as I believe, lies in his intelligence. Here, he's superior to both Jiraiya and Tsunade, although none of them could be considered dumb or unintelligent.
Jiraiya is just awesome due to pure awesomeness, hard work and (developed) talent. He's the closest you'd get to mention a "cheat" with him, would be when he summons Fukasaku and Kaachan (what's her name?), or some of the large battle toads, as that is lent power. Yet, I this more as cooperation rather than cheating.
Tsunade... she's a beast, but as mentioned, not tactical enough. Too emotional. However, he has supreme skills in chakra control, making her the extraordinary medical ninja she is. I see her Souzou Saisei (regeneration) jutsu as more of a cheat than Jiraiya's, but still legit. Her jutsu are more oriented towards defense rather than offense. But boy, does she do that well! Her attacks are mostly taijutsu, but not refined like Gai's.
Oh God, I didn't intend to write this much... what did I start my post with? Something about seriousness on anime... Cwap [IMG]http://www.*****************/images/smilies/series2/kruemelmonster.gif[/IMG]