Re: Jiraiya: The Most Powerful Sannin
Jiraiya was a powerful shinobi and an amazing character, among my most fav Naruto character without a doubt.
During his fight with Pain, there were instances which he could have used to flee and save his own skin, but he didn't. In order to gather as much information on Pain as possible, he fought till his very last breath.
People underestimate him because he died against someone Naruto managed to kill butit's because he sacrificed himself in the first place that Naruto managed to win. That's a fact.
And for all those using the whole 'Orochimaru's still alive and Jiraiya isn't' excuse, it's just pathetic. Unlike Orochimaru who actively researched on ways to prolong his own lifespan, going so far as to train his own little doppelganger in the form of Kabuto, Jiraiya never sought out immortality.
Had he chosen to, he'd still be alive now, though it went against Jiraiya's character to use kinjutsu to prolong his own life. Like stated before, he could have run away from Pain, something Oro might have done (not an insult, just a fact derived from his character), yet he chose to sacrifice himself for the greater good, like a true shinobi who followed the Will of Fire.