It's time for the third installment of out special Naruto Battle event: a Kage Battle Royale Tournament! Throughout the quarter, we will be facing the Kage against each other, with the winners moving on to the final round to face the other top Kage! Conditions: each of the kage will have all of the strengths and abilities available to them in life, no Edo Tensei tomfoolery. This week, we have the Mizukage of Kirigakure, the Hidden Mist Village!
And, just like last time, sorry for the excessive info!
Byakuren - First Mizukage
Unfortunately, like with many of the early Kage, not much is known about Byakuren's abilities, but as the First Mizukage and the founder of Kirigakure, Byakuren was undoubtedly a powerful shinobi.
Gengetsu Hozuki - Second Mizukage
Gengetsu was proficient in Water, Fire, Lightning, and Earth Release, along with Yin and Yang Release. As a member of the Hōzuki clan, his most prominent element was Water Release, which he could use to transform his body into a liquid state and then back into a solid form at will. He could also use his index fingers to fire bullets of water that were strong enough to easily pierce through a sand clone. In the anime, he could also create water bubbles that can strike down enemies with great speed and force.
Gengetsu also utilized a type of substance that Gaara stated to be more reminiscent of oil than water, as it was able to not only seep into his sand, but destroy its construct. It is later revealed that the water in Gengetsu's body is in fact a mixture of oil and water which gives it its unique composition.
Gengetsu was also able to use the substance within his body to perform a very powerful technique with which he creates a chibi-like clone of himself comprised of water surrounded by a thin outer layer of oil. As the clone moves around, the oil heats up, causing the water inside to evaporate and the clone to expand in size with it until the built-up pressure of steam inside causes the clone to violently explode. The water vapor is then blown high into the air where it cools down and creates hail, which in turn cools down and reforms the clone, allowing the process to start all over again. It is known as Gengetsu's infinite explosion ninjutsu (無限爆破忍術, mugen bakuha ninjutsu) for the simple reason that this is an never-ending process and series of explosions unless the clone is somehow immobilized and kept cool at the same time.
Gengetsu could summon a Giant Clam to assist him in combat. Identifying himself as a Yin Release genjutsu user, he displayed the use of these in collaboration with the mist that his clam can exude after opening its shell, which Gengetsu could use to create mirages, which would effectively hide their actual location. The only way to end the mirage is by destroying the real clam.
Though the Third Mizukage's abilities remain highly unknown, the fact that he was chosen as the Kage of his village, suggests that he was most likely a powerful shinobi. Even before becoming the Mizukage, his power was such that he was chosen to be the bodyguard of the First Mizukage.
Fun Fact: He and the Third Kazekage are the only Kage whose names are unknown.
Yagura - Fourth Mizukage
Yagura was once the most powerful shinobi in his village, which led to his election as the Fourth Mizukage. He also mastered Isobu's power at a very young age, becoming a perfect jinchūriki. In the anime, he was able to simultaneously fight two members of Akatsuki.
Yagura was always seen carrying a club with uneven sized hooks and a green flower on the larger end, implying skills in bōjutsu, staff technique. In the anime, he was shown able to fend off Jūzō Biwa's assault with Kubikiribōchō using his club. Just like the rest of the Kage, Yagura was capable of using the Summoning Technique, although what being he was capable of calling upon is unknown.
Yagura was capable of incorporating his large, hook-ended club into his Water Release ninjutsu, which allowed him to create water mirrors that can reflect attacks by rotating the "mirror" 90°, causing the reflections to emerge and materialize from the mirror and collide with the mirrored targets. As these reflections use the exact same technique as their counterpart — regardless of its type — they repel all attacks successfully. However, upon contact, the reflections disperse into water. In the anime, he also was proficient in Wind Release, able to swiftly dispel a powerful fog with a strong gust.
As the Three-Tails' jinchūriki, Yagura was granted a significant amount of chakra and stamina from the beast. As he achieved full control over Isobu, he could perform the Tailed Beast's ultimate technique, the Tailed Beast Ball. In the anime, Yagura had enough control over this form to prove it was powerful enough to survive Amaterasu, albeit Yagura was left severely injured. In this form Yagura was able to perform Coral Palm, a technique which causes corals to grow on any surface he chooses, when used on opponents, it restricts their movement and eventually immobilizes them. When forced to transform into his full Three-Tails form, Yagura was able to move with both tremendous speed and force by simply curling himself up into a ball. Even with a small capacity Tailed Beast Ball, Yagura is able to harness all the power into one spot in which he can fire to cause severe damage.
Note For Clarification: As Yagura was a jinchūriki in life, those abilities should be included in your considerations, as per the rules. HOWEVER, he will NOT have the abilities of the Sharingan and Rinnegan granted to him when he was reanimated.
Mei Terumi - Fifth Mizukage
Mei is a powerful kunoichi whose abilities earned her the title of Fifth Mizukage. She is calm, observant and perceptive and can pick up on slight discrepancies in another person's personality. She has shown some skill in taijutsu, being able to intercept Black Zetsu from attacking the daimyō with a single kick, sending him crashing out of his hiding spot during the Fourth Shinobi World War.
Mei is proficient in the nature transformations of Water, Fire, Earth, and Lightning Release. With Water Release, she can create a large torrent that can extinguish a powerful Fire Release technique from Madara Uchiha and quickly use the same water to form a giant dragon. Mei can also use the Hiding in Mist Technique to obscure the movements of herself and her allies. Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, her mastery of Water Release enabled her to successfully protect her village from the massive meteorites that had broken off from the falling Moon.
Mei possesses two elemental kekkei genkai, the first of which is Lava Release. By combining earth and fire natures, she can spit out acidic mud that can melt almost anything in its path. The great amount of steam generated after the fluid strikes can serve as an effective smokescreen, allowing her to attack again while the enemy is distracted. The second kekkei genkai, Boil Release, allows her to simultaneously use water and fire natures to release a corrosive mist that can burn away almost anything it touches. She also has the ability to alter the potency and acidity of the mist created by her Boil Release techniques and is apparently not affected by the mist herself.
Chojuro - Sixth Mizukage
Despite his meek demeanour, Chōjūrō is a highly capable ninja, earning acceptance into the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, and being chosen as one of the Fifth Mizukage's bodyguards during the Kage Summit. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, he proved able to defeat Black Zetsu while fighting alongside his allies. Years later, Chōjūrō's abilities improved immensely as he was promoted to the rank of Sixth Mizukage.
Suigetsu Hōzuki has also referred to Chōjūrō as a master swordsman, even amongst the other Seven Ninja Swordsmen. As a kenjutsu practitioner, Chōjūrō wields a dual-handled sword called Hiramekarei, that is linked together at the handles by a chain. When released from its bandages, it releases chakra that can be shaped into weapons. He has been shown capable of creating an enormous hammer, and a massive longsword in an instant after storing a large amount of chakra in the blade. By the time he was Mizukage, he could create a copy of Hiramekarei with chakra for dual wielding, as well as create several knives strong enough to immobilize opponents.
Chōjūrō is shown strong enough to wield Hiramekarei in its hammer form and send Sasuke, who was shielded by Susanoo, flying some distance away. In the anime, he could cut through thick wood with ease and attack with rotating movements, hitting every enemy around him. When he was Mizukage, Chōjūrō's kenjutsu skills had improved the point where he was on par even with Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki.
^Arty by jimjimfuria, btw
Comment how you think it would go down and who would win! The winner will move on to the final round to face off against a Tsuchikage, Raikage, Kazekage, and Hokage!
Round 1: Tsuchikage Battle
+ Winner: Kurotsuchi - Fourth Tsuchikage
Round 2: Raikage Battle
+ Winner: A - Third Raikage
Last Week - Sasuke Uchiha vs Natsu Dragneel
And the winner is... *drumroll*
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