Re: Orochimaru, better (not stronger) shinobi than Itachi?
Well, I've always thought that Orochimaru was better AND stronger than Itachi. People just think he's weak because Itachi resisted Orochimarus attempt to take over his body (not the same thing as beating Orochimaru in battle) and Sasuke took it a step further when Orochimaru was weakened and basically hospitalized.
I'm pretty sure that full strength Oro would not fall to sharingan so easily (Itachi might still win, but I doubt even that)... if someone like Gai knows ways to fight against the sharingan, I'm sure Oro does too. He just had other goals than beating them. He wanted their bodies, which required him to go inside their heads and the sharingan just happens to be a very good weapon against that.
Itachi was even so afraid of Jiraya, who is probably weaker than Orochimaru or at least his equal.
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Last edited by Kakkakuzu; 08-01-2007 at 12:47 PM.