Re: Jiraiya vs Itachi: The Final Battle
Tsukuyomi is countered by Jiraiya's Shoulder Toads if he's in Sage Mode.
Amaterasu can be countered with Sage Mode at least, it is fairly self-evident when it's about to be used and Nagato had no trouble detecting it. Even if Jiraiya can't sense anything in Sage Mode (which is not confirmed) Fukasaku and Shima definitely can.
Another way to counter Amaterasu (in Sage Mode, and possibly even out of it) would be to form a Giant Rasengan and simply rush towards Itachi. Senpo: Rasengan is probably powerful enough to at least DAMAGE Susano'o steadily, and if Amaterasu is used ON the Rasengan, well, let's just say that the most powerful fire tech in the Narutoverse in combination with a whirling ball of death seems to be enough to pierce just about ANY defense.
Senpo: Goemon (the oil sea thing) is apparently at least TWICE as hot as LAVA (thousands of degrees). It could probably chew through Susano'o without much trouble at all.
Toad Song ends the battle.
Yomi Numa can be used to ambush, trap Itachi even while he's not in Susano'o (Nearly guaranteed to hit while he is inside it, which would accomplish something similar to Gaara's sand pulling someone out of Susano'o), or even to find a safe place to gather Natural Energy.
That said, Itachi is equally capable of winning this (which is why I voted for both), but as you all already know his techniques I focused on Jiraiya's.
Also, Izanami is only effective on those "not true to themselves" which means Jiraiya DEFINITELY wouldn't be affected by it. It seems to me that Itachi succumbing to his own technique seems more likely that THAT. (He did pretend to be a violent maniac for most of his life, which he wasn't, so...)
My heart says Jiraiya. My mind says that Kishi won't allow Itachi to lose.
I think I love you.
Originally Posted by Joki