Re: Gaara is stronger than Sasuke...
I'm actually not forgetting. Gaara lost his sand armor when he lost Shukakku. Not to mention, even if he did have the sand armor it wouldn't protect him from Susanoo arrows, any of Sasuke's Raiton, or Enton abilities. The only reason his sand protected him from Sasuke's Enton is because he was able to put it infront of himself at a safe enough distance that the heat won't harm him, and the flames will gradually burn away the sand that Gaara simply can regain by pulling up more sand.
Originally Posted by Klaves
Except he can't block if Sasuke isn't holding back the way Madara was. Not to mention, even if Madara genuinely wanted Gaara dead in that instance, he would've powered up to a stronger level of Susanoo. Sasuke could go complete form and power right through his sand defense. Or, simply coat his Susanoo sword in Kagutsuchi like he did against Kabuto when use made that unbreakable web trap. Gaara isn't blocking that.
As for the Susanos, I'll agree that he didn't do much to them, but he could block multiple at once. There is all this talk about Sasuke's arrows making the difference from these Susanos, but Sasuke alone doesn't choose the distance between them. Gaara could be right next to the Sasuke's Susano, meaning that the only viable attacks are melee (which he can block). Gaara could be underground, and in any scenario, could sink the Susano down in a Giant Sand Burial. Sasuke can't get out of 100+ feet of sand, with tons and tons of pressure forcing the Susano still.
As for escaping 100+ feet of sand, are you trying to tell me that Kimmimaro while sick, is more durable than a full strength, EMS using Sasuke wielding a complete Susanoo? If Kimmi can survive being buried in sand, Sasuke's definately gonna survive.
No way of sensing him? Sasuke's Sharingan gives color to chakra. It's how he saw Deidara's minds underground. Why should I believe he couldn't do the same to Gaara? Gaara's also incapable of hitting Sasuke if his only way of seeing him is with his floating sand eye, since Sasuke can destroy/outrun it.
In summary, Gaara can be completely safe from Amaterasu by shedding sand armor and re applying, and keeping underground where Sasuke has no way of sensing him. Genjutsu would be worthless against him unless Sasuke could get the third eye without Gaara realizing (which would be hard since it is watching Sasuke). Gaara can force the Susano deep underground, which the Susano has no counter to
Or you know... just make a Kirin and drop it, destroying the whole battefield. Hiding underground won't protect him from an attack that was powerful enough to destroy a fortress aswell as the hilltop it was standing on.