guys just all sannins are equal, the FROGS>SLUGS>SNAKES I'll explain
ok first of all there are several pictures in this manga that tells us that all sannins are equal and none is lesser or on par, absolutely not true
then you may ask why does this FROG>(EATS SLUG) WHICH IN TURNS >(EATS SNAKES)WHICH EATS >THE FROG
kishi never mislead us we just misinterpret things a lot thats basically all viewers down fall,
this Chinese checkers have confused most of us, IF NOT ALL,
in battle the frog>slug does not relay to Jiriaya>Tsunade, nor does it relay to Bunta>katsuyu..... it only means that if katsuyu was to fight Bunta she would feel intimidated..... same thing in reality frogs eats slugs.
feeling intimated doesn't means you lose in a war, yes you can because your scared, but how much longer will you remain the same?
the slugs>snakes issue is another problem, people overrates oro because of edo tensei and not looking at the disadvantages....... if he dont have total control or a strong binding they can simply breaks free and turn on him or dont help him at all.
you may wonder why is the slug>snake relevant or how can a slug eats snake.....
well NB garden slugs eats snakes whenever they encounter, especially on cabbage or tomatoes, they grows up to 10 inch long and 5 inch in width. think how huge that would be, LIKE A LEECH... hence why Manda attacked katsuyu first because she pose a greater threat in his eyes and he feels intimidated by her........
now it has been proven many times and stated that all 3 are equal, if you re-read the sannins battle better yet the search for the legendary kunoichi arc, there are some statements at the corner and the side of the manga pages indicating such........
sorry if i couldn't find one of them, but i also have a manga scan with kabuto proving such
SEVERAL TIMES ITS BEEN PROVEN FOLKS
3 LEGENDARY PEOPLE
3 PEOPLE EQUAL
3 PEOPLE WHO ARE FAMOUS AND FEARED BY MOST
and now there are 3 LEGENDARY PLACES that contains the first 3 points I've stated above