Could Jiraiya Have Defeated Pain?
Pain's defeat at the hands of Naruto was a great way for his character development, but do you think that Jiraiya could have defeat Pain?
Think about it:
-Jiraiya went into battle not knowing anything about the enemy.
-Jiraiya's entire battle with Pain was basically an experiment, if you will. The more he faught Pain, the more he learned about his techniques. He gave this message to Leaf and they were well aware of what they were dealing with.
-When Naruto went into battle with Pain, he knew what he was dealing with as well.
If Jiraiya had a second chance at Pain, do you think he would stand a chance?