Re: Madara near invincible now
here's the kicker. the paths of pain, weren't all of Nagato's abilities. They were just 6 puppets he used, each with it's own unique ability based on how the receivers were set up.
So on one hand, yes, Madara should have access to all of them, yet on the other, it's possible that he needs to train and hone them, just like everyone else.
I'm not sure he can use izanagi.
The sage did, but, madara has said he only has 3 of the 6 paths. So he still needs 3 more. Until he has all 3, it's highly likely that Izanagi won't work, or will cost him one of his rinnenegan eyes. both are unacceptable risks.
As we saw from Naruto, absorption can be used against the person. And he needs naruto alive so soul removal is out of the question.
Most of the powers pain had, Naruto has an answer for, and I'm wondering, now that he has sealed the kyuubi's will, if ma and pa toad can fuse with him enabling him to maintain sage mode for more than 15 minutes.
I'd have to double check, but I thought pa toad said that the more chakra you have the more natural energy you can use. So, if he uses kyuubi chakra, then goes into sage mode, with ma and pa fused to him. He might be able to enter a whole new level of sage powers that even ma and pa toad don't know about.
Given the other augmentations sage mode gives naruto, it is possible that he'll be able to fight on par with madara in such a state.