Re: Irony and my end to Itachi>Nagato/Kabuto arguments
That's a poor argument. You can't just say he "always" knows what to do. By that logic, he'd be the number 1 character, which he is not. He is amazing at analyzing abilities, but he needs to see those abilities first, as he did with Chibaku Tensei, etc.
Originally Posted by JKakano
Against Kabuto, he saw what he was capable of and was on the defense. He knows that amaterasu wouldn't work because he seen how sasuke shed his skin. He didn't know Kabuto's speed until he saw him dodge an arrow from Sasuke. He used Izanami because that was the only thing he could do, but if it were 1v1. He wouldn't have seen Kabuto's speed until kabuto attacked him, rather than dodging an arrow, because Sasuke wouldn't be there and Itachi would be on defense.
He also didn't know about the nature manipulation until Itachi got hit with it......Kabuto's speed can defeat Itachi, because Itachi would simply not be able to react that fast. Yes Itachi is fast at analyzing and hand seals, but we've never seen him have any extraordinary dodging abilities.