Re: The truth have been spoken
You make it sound as if Madara is some ordinary street kid!!
Originally Posted by shodaime
We don't know how strong Yondaime was. I don't think we can compare different Hokage's to each other either. All of them were in different ages.
The first was strong , but Madara was a worthy rival. Otherwise First wouldn't have even compromised with him...
Minato was much younger than the first hokage when he faced Madara along with Kyuubi. He had created his own four unique jutsus even at that young age.
If Madara was able to see thorough his every move (Sharingan makes that easy), Minato was also able to notice his presence, his mask and his Akatsuki coat and see through his cunningness.
Minato not only sealed Kyuubi, he used a very complex sealing jutsu with a number of fail safe. Which , BTW, were his own technique. Minato might have died but he managed to plot future moves and defences against the strange enemy. That requires enormous foresight, and talent of a genius.
Nobody else in Konoha noticed that much, even though probably every shinobi available in the village was present to fend of the fox and watching from sidelines. Some of them must be form Uchiha clan as well, for Itachi hadn't killed them till then.
Madara couldn't proabably own even the Third- not without Kyuubi. Otherwise why he waited for 16 years since Kyuubi was sealed? After all, the fourth hokage was dead while sealing the bijju. Madara could have taken care of rest of the village, if he was that strong. One can say, Madara's power seems in running away and cunningness.
With right tools and strategy and on a good day, a Shikamaru can own a Hidan. Maybe, first was stronger than Minato , maybe he was not. The first thought he defeated Madara for forever. He didn't try to find out what happenned to Madara once he left the village. Madara had just retreated even then. At least Minato guessed that whoever the masked man was, he would be back.
We do not have enough data to really compare them with each other- just personal opinions. No need to call other's opinion crap just because you do not agree.