Orochimaru can defeat Minato: With Proof
Orochimaru without Edo Tensei can defeat Minato, seeing how watching the latest Anime they seem to be Rivals & when I compared the two, Orochimaru can defeat him.
Orochimaru (Without Edo Tensei)
Now hear me out, read it first. Orochimaru can counter everything Minato has to offer.
Summoning Jutsu: Gamabunta-
This can easily be countered by the great & powerful Manda.
Manda fought Katsuya & Gamabunta all at once & still managed to defeat them. I dont think I have to explain this part anymore.
Flying Thunder God: If Orochimaru gets tagged or marked-
When Orochimaru notices he has been marked or tagged with a Flying Thunder God seal, Orochimaru can use "Orochimaru-Style Body Replacement Technique" & can sprout out of his old body & skin & come out with a new one.
Doing so will leave the Flying Thunder God Seal on the other body.
Flying Thunder God: When Minato throws multiple Kunai all around the Battlefield & Orochimaru-
When the Kunai are thrown all Orochimaru he can simple counter this by using "Wind Release: Great Breakthrough". This technique has the force of knocking down a tree, it will blow away all the Kunai that were headed in Orochimaru's direction the opposite.
This way Orochimaru knows where all the Kunai are & doesn't have to worry about his surroundings.
Rasengan landing a blow-
Minato has no other forms of a more powerful Rasengan, meaning his Rasengan he has always had is the weakest form of the Jutsu.
Obito has tanked 2 Rasengans & he still manged to pull through
The First time was Minato's when they fought way back then, Minato's Rasengan seemed to totally crush Obito allthough Obtio was managing to still stand up easily from it & escaped.
The Second Time was when Obito was in combat with Naruto, Bee, Guy, & Kakashi. Naruto & Kakashi seemed to come up with a plan to defeat him finally & managed to hit Obito with Rasengan through Kumai although Obito survived it & still managed to fight them with no difficulty from the injury at all.
Now I know Orochimaru isn't Obito, but Orochimaru has way more stamina than Obito & has body modifications to make his body stronger.
Meaning without a doubt Orochimaru will tank Rasengan.
Orochimaru is clearly waaaayyy smarter than Minato. Orochimaru has been through way more battles than Minato has ever lived, Orochimaru is hella older than him too meaning he has way more battle expeirience thm Minato does. None of Minato's Tatics will fool Orochimaru at all.
Orochimaru has hailed as a prodigy child, something you'd only see once in a Generation. He hailed a Genius.
Minato's Kunai slashing Orochimaru or beheading him-
Orochimaru is extremely difficult to kill, 4 Tailed State 2 Naruto bisected Orochimaru & he took it like it was nothing. Any Physical damage Orochimaru recives can easily be brought back to Original state using "Gathering of the Snakes".
Another way he can even escape damage is using "Attack Prevention Technique" just like Madara has used, the user practicly phase through anything they come into contact with, they can also execute a suprise attack as well.
See? Orochimaru has a completly legit counter for all Minato has to throw at him.
Now proceed to see how Orochimaru defeats Minato.
Orochimaru summons Manda & uses him to persue Minato when needed, Orochimaru pulls out his "Sword of Kusanagi: Longsword of the Sky"
& then enters his "Slithering Snake Mode"
which grants him more speed & agility & then pursues Minato, when Minato Teleports to one of his Flying Thunder God Kunai or seal Manda persues Minato & attacks, Minato has no choice but to Teleport to another spot or run away from the area which Manda attacked him, The spot Manda has crushed with his strength will leave the seal useless considering Minato can't Teleport under a pile of Boulders & crushed earth.
Once he realizes that running away isn't an option he will persue Orochimaru in close combat, where he loses. Orochimaru's Sword of Kusanagi levitates & will be used to Orochimaru's advantage just like when fighting Hiruzen. When Minato gets close enough Orchimaru can use "Binding Snake Glare Spell"
to have snakes come out of his body & restrain Minato, the snakes can bite him & when they do he's poisoned. Once restrained Orochimaru uses his sword of Kusanagi to fly Minato's direction & Finish him off.
SUMMARY: Slithering Snake Mode Orochimaru + Manda + 2 Other large Snakes + Levitating Sword of Kusanagi: Longsword of the Sky all at once completely Overwhelm Minato due to the fact that Minato is lacking in power & always has been.
This entire thread proves 100% that Orochimru without using Edo Tensei can defeat Minato.
Thank you for Reading!!!
Please no Orochimaru bashing.