Re: Chiyo vs Zabuza
[QUOTE=Piratefish;9207766]Okay, let's see.
This is what I believe:
Darui's not BETTER at kenjutsu, that's for sure. However, he does have an advantage in an extended engagement, if he doesn't bleed heavily on his opponent's blade, as even if his Lightning-Current is inferior to both Sasuke's and his power is inferior to the Raikage's he'll damage his opponent's sword with every strike. After a while it'll be harder and harder for Zabuza to land a hit as his blade gets progressively weaker and smaller.
No it won't, the only reason why the Executioner Blade got snapped in the first place was by brutal force by the Raikage, if Zabuza and Darui engaged it wouldn't constantly get weaker and smaller, as shown when Suigetsu used the half of the sword to fight Darui, and the sword didn't take any more damage to it. I can show you a scan if you want. Zabuza is beating out Darui if they engage in Kenjutsu.
Within the mist there's no given that Zabuza could dodge Ranton moves, they're superior to shruiken and Zabuza doesn't have Kakashi's senses or Sharingan reflexes (he trusts his opponents to make noise while HE doesn't for his Silent Killing). I figure Darui could aim the Ranton in a spiral (to maximize area coverage) and have a decent chance of hitting Zabuza or at least a clone. If he's close/moving in for the kill (and when isn't Zabuza doing THAT) he'll have a hard time dodging as Darui can follow him with the lazers if he hears anything and they're moving in the same direction (away from Darui) anyway.
We've never seen Darui use Suiton to his full ability with it, and though he doesn't specialize in it like Zabuza, or use it as actively in combat, he HAS used decent Water Techs while using another technique at the same time. Which means that if he used all his concentration/power on a single technique, it would be far more powerful than the Water Wall he used. Zabuza probably has the edge, but not massively, and can't really expect to surprise Darui with any of his Suiton as he's both a fairly ordinary Water user and Darui has a similar knowledge-base concerning techniques. Darui is also pretty intelligent, as seen in the KinGin fight.
You're right, he doesn't have Kakashi's senses, he has advanced better senses, which makes up for his lack of Sharingan with reacting. Zabuza would be able to sense a laser coming at him because it was noted in the manga that even the slightest movement of the eye can give yourself away to Zabuza. If he's moving in and a laser is coming at him, Darui CANNOT follow him where he hears him because just as you said, Zabuza is silent, Darui won't be able to sense and aim at him. Even if a laser hit Zabuza, it wouldn't even cause major damage, as shown when he used Laser Circus against Kinkaku and he got barraged with lasers, but didn't have to reanimate much, if I recall, not at all. Laser Circus would be a lucky move in the mist if it hit Zabuza, but he would have to spread them out and 1-2 lasers won't kill him.
I think if Black Lightning were used it would end up as a conflict between the strengths of the techniques. However, it IS possible it'll end up as you describe. Black Lightning seems more potent than Zabuza's jutsu though, and we don't have much knowledge of its physical properties. It HASN'T mixed with water BEFORE. Maybe it can't?
I think we've seen Darui's full ability with Suiton, as he's a major lightning user, his ONLY water tech is Water Wall, which is used for defense. However, he has to know or see when the enemy is coming at him to know when to activate it, which he won't because of his lack of sensing abilities. So his suiton against Zabuza is basically useless. Zabuza wouldn't even need to use Giant Vortex or Water Dragon Jutsu anyways, all he needs is mist.
He has other options, like using up the moisture in the air with large Suiton. Kakashi didn't actually use his dogs to sense anything, but I agree that his senses are keener than Darui's.
It HAS mixed with water before as shown when Darui used it on water to kill Zetsu clones before engaging KinGin, comon dude know your facts haha. Black Lightning/Panther arn't solid techniques, just enhanced lightning that run through water. I can show you a scan if you want.
Zabuza DOES have a shot at this, but I feel Darui would take it 7 or 8 times out of 10. Maybe 6.
Dude I think now you're trying to find any argument, Darui has only shown to use Water Wall, which is expelled from the mouth, we can't say he has any other water techs because they havn't been shown, I could say that Zabuza has Water Wall also if we are going to use logic like that. Kakashi used his dogs to sense/smell the blood on Zabuza's blade, dude know your facts when debating man!
Zabuza has the favor of this battle, also if I seem if I'm being harsh I'm just trying to get the point across, you have some valid points though.