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The time has come for the fifth installment of out special Naruto Battle event: a Kage Battle Royale Tournament! Throughout the quarter, we've been 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. For this last week of the preliminaries, we have the Hokage of Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village! And, just like last time, sorry for the excessive info! I just want you to be able to make informed decisions! Watch out for notes specifying the legality of questionable abilities! I know there's a lot of info in this card, but if nothing else, at least check the bottom of each character's profile for these! Have fun!

Hashirama Senju - First Hokage

Hashirama was famed as the strongest shinobi of his era, reputed as a God of Shinobi. Hashirama was skilled enough in taijutsu to match experts like Madara and Hiruzen, and could cast genjutsu to lock a target in perpetual darkness for the technique's duration. Chakra Prowess and Life Force Hashirama's chakra was remarkably strong, so dense that it could create a surge of wind and crack stone when released. His chakra control is advanced enough to perform various complex and large-scale techniques with only one to no hand seal at all. Hashirama's life force also grants him enough stamina to fight nonstop for a twenty-four hour period while still left prime to battle. His body was brimming with vitality, granting him considerable regenerative powers that could mend most injuries with no residual effects. Ninjutsu As a Senju, Hashirama is trained in a variety of shinobi skills. He could summon multiple Rashōmon gates to protect himself from nearly any attack. He could use barrier ninjutsu advanced enough to subdue the Ten-Tails. His skill in fūinjutsu could store several different types of weapons for battle, with which he showed versatile skill in bukijutsu. Nature Transformation Hashirama was proficient in all five basic nature transformations, along with Yin and Yang Release. He was most famous for his use of Wood Release. Hashirama could completely change the landscape with his constructs. He could make flowering trees whose pollen rendered opponents unconscious, protective structures able to withstand Tailed Beast Balls, giant hands to apprehend large targets, as well as a giant humanoid creature able to clash with Madara's Complete Body — Susanoo. When Hashirama enters Sage Mode, his Wood Release techniques become considerably larger and more dangerous, as seen with his largest creation, the Sage Art Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands: by using it to deliver an enormous barrage of punches, it could strip Susanoo from the Nine-Tails plus was chiefly responsible for the formation of the Valley of the End. By making direct hand contact or channeling it through his Wood Release, Hashirama could use the Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands to subdue and control a tailed beast. Likewise, he could create wood dragons to wrap around any targets and absorb their chakra. Senjutsu Because of his large chakra reserves, Hashirama could use senjutsu and enter Sage Mode — a feat he could perform instantaneously. His different wood techniques become much stronger while he is in Sage Mode. Hashirama could also perform the Sage Art: Gate of the Great God to bind targets, even those as large as the Ten-Tails.

Tobirama Senju - Second Hokage

Tobirama was renown as one of the most powerful shinobi in history, earning praise from even his rivals. In the anime, Tobirama was shown to be able to cast genjutsu to lock a target in perpetual darkness that even Hiruzen Sarutobi could not dispel. Physical and Chakra Prowess During his lifetime, Tobirama was hailed as the fastest shinobi. He was capable of moving fast enough to both cover a target with explosive tags as well as marking them for his Space–Time Ninjutsu all unnoticed. In the anime, Tobirama is shown moving equally quickly while underwater. His chakra reserves were large enough to teleport two Tailed Beast Mode users simultaneously, and strong enough to visibly affect the surrounding terrain when molding it. His chakra control was also advanced enough to perform complex techniques with only one hand seal. Ninjutsu As a Senju, Tobirama was skilled in a variety of ninjutsu forms, including the Summoning Technique and barrier ninjutsu. He was skilled with a sword; in the anime, he wielded and mastered the Sword of the Thunder God, a blade with electrical abilities. He also created various innovative techniques, such as the Shadow Clone Technique. Tobirama was an adept sensor. By touching the ground with his finger, he could accurately detect the presence and location of targets in the surrounding area. He could even sense others countries away, and even pinpoint a target's exact location while blinded. Nature Transformation Tobirama was able to use all five basic nature transformations, along with Yin and Yang Release. He was most famous for his mastery of Water Release, revered as the most powerful user in history. He could create vast quantities of water without a water source. He could shoot from his mouth high-pressured streams to slice through targets or as needle-shaped projectiles and create defensive walls or large water dragons. In the anime, he could cover an entire battlefield in and shape it into tendrils to pull targets down with him to drown them. Space–Time Ninjutsu Using his own original technique, the Flying Raijin Technique, Tobirama could instantly teleport himself and/or other targets to any location marked with his seal. He also showed the ability to use another Flying Raijin user's seal to teleport either himself or others to marked locations. By using a marked area or throwing a marked kunai, with precise timing, he could move around an area quickly and strike at the most opportune moment before his opponent could react. Intelligence In battle, Tobirama was calculating, striking only when he's confident of success and without any thought of mercy. In order to capitalize on every possible advantage, he pays careful attention to every aspect of a battle, analyzing opponents' strategies and techniques to discern their purpose, mechanics, and ultimately their weaknesses. He was similarly knowledgeable of skills he has no training in.

Hiruzen Sarutobi - Third Hokage

Hiruzen was a natural prodigy as a ninja, hailed as a "God of Shinobi". He was regarded as the strongest Hokage in Konoha's history, and the most powerful of the Five Kage during his life. Despite his old age at the time, he retained enough skill to, with effort, defeat the reincarnated First and Second Hokage. Chakra Reserves and Physical Prowess In the anime, Hiruzen was said to have immense chakra reserves in his youth, and even in his old age, his chakra was strong enough to crack stone. His reduced chakra levels in later years were offset with precise chakra control, needing only the minimum amount of chakra to use techniques to their full potency. Hiruzen's speed and physical strength were also weakened by his ageing body, but his reaction time and sensory perception were still good enough to defend himself, even when robbed of his sight. At times, Hiruzen could lay explosive tags without his opponents' noticing. Ninjutsu Hiruzen was renowned as The Professor (プロフェッサー, Purofessā) due to his mastery of all forms of shinobi combat, reputed for having advanced knowledge if not skill of all the techniques to ever exist within Konoha. He was shown sensing and tracking individuals by their chakra and demonstrated skill with barrier ninjutsu. Hiruzen's knowledge extends to fūinjutsu, such as the Reaper Death Seal. By combining it with shadow clones he could seal the souls of multiple targets, thus delaying the sealing of his own soul. He was also said to be able to remove the Five Elements Seal. Hiruzen's long life gave him a great deal of experience that he can use on the battlefield, such as identifying a technique simply by seeing the hand seals. Even when he encountered something new, as in the case of Truth-Seeking Balls, he could discern their attributes and limitations from only brief observation. Nature Transformation Hiruzen was one of the few individuals who learned how to perform, and was proficient in all five basic nature transformations. He could also use Yin and Yang Release. He could quickly determine the nature of an opponent's attack and produce the respective counterbalancing nature. Bukijutsu Hiruzen frequently used shuriken in combat, both the standard size and the larger fūma shuriken. By using the Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique he could create copies of these shuriken, allowing him to bombard a target with thousands of projectiles without needing to physically carry that many on his person. Hiruzen's personal summon, Enma, could transform into an extendable staff that was as sharp as diamond. The staff was Hiruzen's weapon of choice and he wielded it with great proficiency. Enma can manifest parts of his body from the staff transformation, attacking with claws or fangs to take opponents by surprise. Note: In case it wasn't obvious, Hiruzen will have access to all of the strength available to him in his prime for this battle.

Minato Namikaze - Fourth Hokage

Minato was one of the most powerful shinobi in history, such that Jiraiya and the Fourth Raikage considered his abilities to be unmatched by anyone else. Physical Prowess and Chakra Reserves Minato was hailed as the fastest shinobi in history. While this recognition was due in large part to his space–time ninjutsu, Minato's natural speed was immense: with only the Body Flicker Technique he could cover an entire village on his own in a short amount of time and perform a technique before an opponent could finish theirs. In the anime, he could appear before sensors could detect his approach and defeat three shinobi with minimal effort. Minato's reflexes allowed him react to and avoid techniques such as Kamui, Lightning Straight, and Evening Elephant. Minato had large chakra reserves, enough to summon Gamabunta and teleport a tailed beast. His chakra control was very refined, evidenced by his ability to weave hand seals with only one hand. Ninjutsu Minato was taught to summon toads, and was one of the few people to earn the respect and full cooperation of Gamabunta. He demonstrated skill with barrier ninjutsu and could use the Shadow Clone Technique. Minato was also an adept sensor, able to detect chakra signatures from great distances. For closer targets, he could detect everyone within an area by placing his finger on the ground. Minato was proficient in the nature transformations of Fire, Wind, Lightning, along with Yin and Yang Release. Rasengan After observing the nature of the Tailed Beast Ball, Minato developed the Rasengan, the highest level of shape transformation. While it requires very precise chakra control to use, Minato's mastery allowed him to form it with either hand instantly and vary its size from standard, to as large as his Tailed Beast Mode. Minato had intended to combine the Rasengan with his own chakra nature, but the task was too difficult to complete before his death. Space–Time Ninjutsu Minato's other signature ability was the Flying Raijin Jutsu (Flying Thunder God Technique), which gained him the moniker "Konoha's Yellow Flash." Using the technique, he could instantly move to the location of anything marked with his special seal, whether a tool, place, or person that was branded. He did not need to accompany his targets he teleported, giving him a defensive option to teleport incoming projectiles away. Shurikenjutsu Minato had his own special brand of kunai for combat; triple-prong kunai for better offensive potential. He would throw them at opponents or wield them as melee tools. Their main use came from the Flying Raijin seals they were marked with, allowing him to teleport to wherever one of the kunai was thrown. Minato had excellent aim and could coordinate his throws' timing and placement to allow him to perform complex maneuvers. Fūinjutsu Minato learned several fūinjutsu from Jiraiya and Kushina. The most notable of these was the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style he used to seal the Nine-Tails' Yang-half into Naruto. Other fūinjutsu Minato could perform included the Reaper Death Seal. With the Contract Seal, he could remove an opponent's control over any creatures they summoned. He also knew how to transfer a tailed beast from one jinchūriki to another. Jinchūriki Transformations Minato became the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails' Yin-half shortly before his death. Unlike most tailed beasts, the Nine-Tails offered no resistance to cooperating with Minato, granting him immediate access to Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. Minato's form was slightly darker with different markings than Naruto's but otherwise identical in appearance and abilities; he can use chakra arms, enter Tailed Beast Mode, create Tailed Beast Balls, and perform stronger versions of his usual techniques. Senjutsu Minato's large chakra reserves enabled him to enhance his techniques and physical parameters by entering Sage Mode. By his own admission, Minato's skill in senjutsu is limited and he rarely uses it, since it forces him to deviate from his normally fast approach to the time-consuming method of gathering natural energy. He is shown entering Sage Mode without preparation, but cannot maintain it for long. Intelligence Minato was a very keen-minded individual, having the highest scores in the history of the Academy. In combat, he could correctly deduce the basic mechanics behind a technique after seeing it only once, and from there plan around its strengths and weaknesses to his or his allies' advantage. Note: Though Minato did not have the opportunity to utilize his jinchūriki abilities until he was reanimated, this was not related to the Edo Tensei, so he is free to use these abilities.

Tsunade Senju - Fifth Hokage

Like other students of the Third Hokage, Tsunade is an exceptionally talented shinobi. In the years following the Second Shinobi World War, she became known as the world's strongest kunoichi. Chakra Control and Physical Prowess Tsunade has excellent control over her chakra, a necessary prerequisite to her job as a medical-nin. After the Second Shinobi World War, she started gradually storing her chakra into the Strength of a Hundred Seal on her forehead. When the seal is released, Tsunade has access to all the accumulated chakra, totaling a so-named hundred-times her usual chakra levels. Although she normally uses this extra chakra to heal injuries or perform her other jutsu, she can also transfer the chakra to others. Tsunade teaches Sakura Haruno how to build up chakra in her fists and release it on contact with a target, causing severe damage. Tsunade presumably uses this ability herself, but it isn't always clear when since she is naturally very strong. Her physical accomplishments: creating a fissure in the ground by striking it with one finger; breaking six of Jiraiya's ribs, both of his arms, and rupturing several of his internal organs; breaking through Susanoo, an "absolute defense", with only a few punches. Tsunade deems her Creation Rebirth ability a reasonable exception to the "avoid injury" tenet of medical-nin, as she can receive serious damage and still survive. Even without the Creation Rebirth, Tsunade's ability to endure injury is quite impressive, as she can survive several mortal stabs to the chest and remain able to perform jutsu after being bisected. Ninjutsu Tsunade can summon segments of Katsuyu, a slug. In addition to fighting alongside Tsunade, Katsuyu can use her divisions as a form of long-distance communication or to move and shield Tsunade's injured allies. Tsunade's natures include Lightning, Fire, Water, and Earth, as well as Yin and Yang Release. She isn't seen directly using any of these natures in the series, although her Body Pathway Derangement is suggested to use some amount of lightning chakra: she injects her chakra into an opponent, scrambling their body's electric signals so that commands to move their hand instead move their leg, and so on. In addition to her other skills, the anime shows Tsunade using some amount of space–time ninjutsu, fūinjutsu, and barrier ninjutsu. Medical Ninjutsu Tsunade is hailed as the world's greatest medical-nin. The pinnacle of Tsunade's medical prowess is her Creation Rebirth, which draws on her vast chakra supplies to instantaneously heal any wounds she receives. Because it requires no hand seals to perform, she needs no conscious effort on her part once active, and can heal any damage no matter how severe (her chakra levels permitting); Orochimaru describes it as a form of immortality that even he is envious of. Despite how useful it is in battle, the body's cells can only divide and be created a set amount of times, so whenever Tsunade uses the technique she shortens her lifespan. Because of this, she only uses it in very desperate situations. Tsunade earned fame during the Second Shinobi World War for being the only person able to make antidotes for the poisons of Sunagakure's Chiyo. Similarly, she can make sleeping potions that are undetectable to even the most skilled ninja.

Kakashi Hatake - Sixth Hokage

Kakashi is a natural prodigy, evidenced by his rapid rise through the ninja ranks. In general, Kakashi is a very versatile man with high proficiency in countless areas; Naruto Uzumaki says Kakashi is smarter than Shikamaru Nara, has a better sense of smell than Kiba Inuzuka, is more adept with the Sharingan than Sasuke Uchiha, and has better taijutsu skill than Rock Lee. He isn't seen using genjutsu very often, but his ability to keep up with and endure the genjutsu used by various Uchiha demonstrates his competency. Chakra and Physical Prowess By his own admission, Kakashi's chakra reserves are of average size. Kakashi's proficiency in taijutsu allows him to take various approaches in close combat. He can suddenly approach enemies from behind, unnoticed by even other Anbu and is just as comfortable attacking from the front, striking with debilitating precision to quickly defeat multiple enemies. Kakashi is able to open at least one of the Eight Gates. Other skills include: physical strength great enough to wield the Kubikiribōchō with one hand; reflexes sharp enough to block attacks he is unable to see; speed fast enough to perform hand seals at unreadable rates, such that binding his arms is considered one of the more effective ways to defeat him. Ninjutsu Kakashi primarily relies on his great skill and knowledge of ninjutsu. Over the years, due in large part to his Sharingan, he gained a vast arsenal; reputed to have copied over a thousand jutsu and which led to his moniker as "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi). He is also well-versed in fūinjutsu. Kakashi has his own personal pack of ninken, which he raised since they were puppies. In the field, he can summon one or more of his ninken to fetch things for him, restrain targets, or deliver messages. More commonly, he uses them for tracking, picking up trails that Kakashi, despite his own considerable tracking skills, can't detect. Nature Transformation Kakashi can use all five basic nature transformations, as well as the Yin Release and Yang Release. He can use Water Release without a nearby water source, being able to produce massive torrents, water dragons or defensive walls. With Earth Release, he can move underground for sneak attacks or produce walls to defend himself or block enemies. In the anime, he is shown using Fire Release to create massive fireballs. Kakashi's natural affinity is for Lightning Release, which he will at times channel into weaponry to increase its cutting power. When he was younger, he tried to infuse the Rasengan with his lightning nature, but the task proved too difficult. In its place he created the Chidori, a collection of lightning chakra in the hand that can pierce most targets that it is thrust into; he once famously split a bolt of lightning with his Chidori, earning the name "Raikiri" (Lightning Blade). The Chidori and Raikiri are very fast attacks, such that Kakashi can only use them safely with his Sharingan. After losing his Sharingan in the Fourth Shinobi World War, he creates Lightning Release: Purple Electricity, which unleashes a bolt of lightning to attack from afar. Other lightning techniques include hounds manipulated to attack enemies, clones that paralyze on contact and chains to cut through multiple targets at once. Dōjutsu Kakashi received his Sharingan from Obito Uchiha. With the Sharingan, Kakashi can accurately reproduce any movement he sees (his own physical skill permitting), take in a heightened amount of visual information, and perform the Sharingan's broad category of genjutsu. Because he isn't an Uchiha, he can't deactivate the Sharingan and it rapidly drains his chakra whenever he uses it; he keeps the eye covered when he doesn't need it in order to prevent this. Despite his handicap, several Uchiha note that Kakashi's use of his Sharingan is just as skillful as their own. With his left Mangekyō, Kakashi can use the long-range variant of Kamui: by remotely forming a barrier around whatever he looks at, he can warp the target to Kamui's dimension; he eventually learns how to use it on himself to travel to and from this dimension. His aim improves to a point that he can use Kamui on fast-moving projectiles. Although its chakra cost always remains high, he is over time able to use it more than his initial limit of three. He also becomes able to perform it faster, enough that opponents may not even notice he used it at all. After Kakashi loses his Sharingan, his body is temporarily inhabited by Obito's spirit, giving him Mangekyō in both eyes. In addition to the long-range Kamui, he becomes able to use its short-range variant, allowing him to make his body intangible so that attacks faze through him. By combining this ability with his Raikiri, Kakashi can bypass all defenses and eliminate the possibility of being countered while attacking. Having a dual Mangekyō, Kakashi can manifest Susanoo, specifically its "Complete Body" form. It can be used for flight, defend others with its large size, and even have the intangibility of Kamui extended to it. It has a sword like all Susanoo do, but it also can throw Kamui Shuriken in order to warp away whatever they are thrown at. In addition, Kakashi has received some of the Six Paths Chakra, allowing him to use the Mangekyō Sharingan and its abilities for repeated and extended maneuvers with no effect on his health or eyesight. Intelligence Part of Kakashi's usual approach to combat is to rely on the Substitution Technique and clone techniques. Even when he doesn't use this system of misdirection and decoys, he remains alert to any unexplained or unexpected occurrences, coming up with theories for their causes when they arise and exploiting them if they prove true, which they usually do. Once he identifies an opponent's weakness, Kakashi can quickly formulate a plan to take advantage of it. Note: Kakashi will be allowed his duel Mangekyō for this battle.

Naruto Uzumaki - Seventh Hokage

Naruto was an inept student in the Academy, failing to graduate three times before becoming a shinobi. Through sheer determination, however, his skills rapidly improve, such that Konoha villagers praise him as a hero of Hokage-material. Naruto has learned how to counter genjutsu from Jiraiya, but has limited skill in using it. Chakra and Physical Prowess As an Uzumaki and a reincarnation of Asura Ōtsutsuki, Naruto has massive reserves of strong chakra. Naruto's control improved greatly over time, becoming able to transfer his chakra to others and perform one-handed hand seals. He later receives chakra from the other tailed beasts and Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, increasing his reserves further. Naruto's powerful life force grants him an extreme longevity, healing power, stamina, and vitality. These traits are all augmented after he receives a prosthetic forearm made from Hashirama's cells. While naturally a short-range fighter, Naruto's taijutsu wasn't very adept in Part I, using unpredictable attacks to surprise combat experts. In Part II, Naruto becomes more capable in taijutsu, fast enough to rescue an ally from nearby danger, and strong enough to punch an opponent several meters while exhausted. By adulthood, Naruto's improved taijutsu allows him to defeat dozens of opponents without using shadow clones or enhancements. Jinchūriki Transformations As the jinchūriki of Kurama's Yang half, Naruto has a massive chakra reserve. Upon succeeding in controlling and taking most of Kurama's chakra, Naruto attains Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, which greatly increases his speed, strength, and defenses. Eventually, when Kurama acknowledges Naruto's life-long strength of character, their new-found friendship grants Naruto access to Kurama Mode. He could later isolate the form to one hand, either to enhance his strength or to block attacks. Naruto soon achieved Tailed Beast Mode. In it, he could create Tailed Beast Balls. After becoming the jinchūriki of Kurama's complete self, Naruto was capable of manifesting it outside his body to fight independently. Naruto has also received chakra from the other tailed beasts, allowing him to access their unique abilities himself or infuse them into his Rasengan and its variants. Ninjutsu Naruto learns several ninjutsu styles, such as how to summon toads of Mount Myōboku like Gamabunta to assist him in battle or to crush enemies from above. He becomes skilled in shurikenjutsu, able to throw weapons quickly and with precision, barrage an enemy using shadow clones, or as Hokage, cross blades with Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki. Naruto's repertoire expands to fūinjutsu upon receiving Gerotora. Naruto can identify chakra signatures from vast distances in Sage Mode, detect negative emotions in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, and empower his sensory abilities to the highest possible level in Six Paths Sage Mode, able to sense the invisible shadows of Limbo. Naruto is also familiar with cooperation ninjutsu, where two or more people combine their techniques to create an even more powerful one. The collaboration techniques he performs with other individuals typically utilize his own elemental affinity, such as the Typhoon Water Vortex Technique with Yamato, the Wind Release: Toad Gun with Gamatatsu, and the Scorch Release: Halo Hurricane Jet Black Arrow Style Zero with Sasuke. Shadow Clone Technique Naruto's first trademark technique is the Shadow Clone Technique. As a ninja with unusually high chakra reserves, Naruto can use this technique, as well as it's advanced version, to create hundreds of shadow clones and retain a decent amount of chakra in each one with relative ease. He can use them to outnumber or deceive his enemies in combat, maneuver himself in mid-air, transform into weapons, scout an area, or test an opponent's abilities. Naruto receives all knowledge and experiences that shadow clones gain once they disperse. Rasengan Naruto's second trademark technique is the Rasengan. Over time, Naruto's improved skill allows him to produce larger versions of the Rasengan, perform it faster, and even have his shadow clones make their own Rasengan. He also becomes able to form a Rasengan and its variants without any shadow clones or transformations and noticeably larger. Naruto has also shown the ability to release the Rasengan as an energy wave, or as a projectile. Using senjutsu or Kurama's chakra, Naruto can create more powerful and elaborate variations of the Rasengan. Nature Transformation Naruto's natural affinity is Wind Release, which he learned to flow into his weapons to increase their offensive might. He was able to complete his father's difficult task of adding his elemental nature to the Rasengan, producing the Wind Release: Rasengan and the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. He later becomes skilled enough to form a Rasenshuriken without any shadow clones and even guide it. Via Six Paths Senjutsu, Naruto can utilize all five nature transformations, as well as Yin–Yang Release. With chakra from the tailed beasts, Naruto can also use the kekkei genkai of Shukaku's Magnet Release, Son Gokū's Lava Release, and Kokuō's Boil Release. Senjutsu Naruto was trained in senjutsu at Mount Myōboku. Using Sage Mode makes Naruto's techniques stronger, enhances his physical abilities, and allows him to utilize the Frog Kata taijutsu style. Naruto employs shadow clones to allow him to resume using Sage Mode for a number of times. The need for this method diminishes over time as Naruto becomes able to enter Sage Mode faster. Naruto can combine also Sage Mode with Kurama's chakra to further enhance his abilities. Six Paths Sage Mode With the power given to him by Hagoromo, Naruto gained access to the Six Paths Sage Mode (六道仙人モード, Rikudō Sennin Mōdo), which he can access instantly and maintain much longer than Sage Mode. Naruto's physical attributes and techniques are further augmented, to the point he can dodge attacks at the speed of light. The mode grants him flight and immunity from Truth-Seeking Balls. Naruto also manifests nine Truth-Seeking Balls. He can mold the balls into staves and platforms, fire them as projectiles, convert them into Tailed Beast Balls to create Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken, or transfer them to his shadow clones. Intelligence While headstrong and often acting without thinking, Naruto's years as a prankster have given him a cunning imagination that is useful in battle. He is a remarkable tactile learner, able to learn better through executing a task rather than theorizing about it. After meeting Hagoromo, Naruto has gained the innate ability to grasp the nature of chakra and comprehend all universal things, allowing him to quickly master the new powers he received. Naruto's most famous skill lies in his ability to deceive his opponents, making effective uses of even the most simple techniques to trick the deadliest of opponents. He can formulate multi-step plans or backup plans in the thick of battle and act quickly when given new information. His strategies typically involve shadow clones and misdirection. Naruto is rather observant, able to notice details others may overlook and subsequently take advantage of them to overcome his opponents. Note: Though Minato will have access to Kurama's Yin half for this battle, Naruto will also have full access to Kurama.
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Who Wins?

Comment how you think it would go down and who would win! Voting will stay open until Monday (Sept. 26), so don't be shy! The winner will complete our line-up for the final round to face off against the Tsuchikage, Raikage, Mizukage, and Kazekage winners next week! Round 1: Tsuchikage Battle + Winner: Kurotsuchi - Fourth Tsuchikage Round 2: Raikage Battle + Winner: A - Third Raikage Round 3: Mizukage Battle + Winner: Yagura - Fourth Muzukage Round 4: Kazekage Battle + Winner: Gaara - Fifth Kazekage

Last Week - Team Kakashi vs Team Konohamaru

card HERE and the winner is... *drumroll*

Team Kakashi!

For some reason, I hate to vote for a MC, (I think because they're basically fated to triumph something like 95% of the time because MC status) but I think Naruto takes this. With his partnership with Kurama and 6 Paths Senjutsu, giving him access to the other Bijus' abilities, on top of all the other skills he's accumulated over the years, I'm not so sure even Hashirama could stand up to him, much as I love that man to death and beyond! He's surpassed Minato in speed (I think...?), has precise enough chakra control to master rasengan variants, including change in nature, and he's literally a 1-man army with his overwhelming proficiency with Shadow Clones, plus he can manifest Kurama outside his body. Though he's inherently dim, as a shonen MC, he's actually rather clever, cunning, and unpredictable in battle, so he's got more than sheer overwhelming power going for him. Plus I don't think I'd put it past his dear old dad to help him out! (tag teaming is totally allowed) Hashirama is probably a close second for me, but I'm voting Naruto!
@OtakuDemon10 I totley agree with you. I love them all and I have have claimed tsunade as my wifu but in actuality naruto would most likely win. He has access to all 9 of the bejuus chakra. Is half the sage is the six paths. Has ninetaile sagemode. And when he gets serious he can be one of the worlds most competent and calculating shinobi ever. Even shikamaru has complained him about how smart he is in battle
I mean Hashirama is powerful but just like it said on top he's a Madara and hiruzen together and By all the other stronger opponents Naruto has face I believe he he can win
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He also has more techniques
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Lord seventh is my choice, Uzumaki Naruto dattebayo!
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