Originally Posted by Distortion
Your pretty sure that a healthy Orochimaru wouldn't fall for the sharingan so easily? Then I suppose Orochimaru had a splinter at this time, right?
I just said that Orochimaru didn't try to fight him to kill him. He tried to fight him to take over his body. There's a difference. If it was a fight to the death, there's no way that battle would end so easily. Or at least the whole manga loses what little credibility it had at that moment to me.
A guy who runs away from Jiraya (with a partner as well), beats Orochimaru with a simple genjutsu (alone)? Does not make sense.
Are you saying to me that Orochimaru is weaker to that genjutsu than Jiraya? Or that Jiraya has jutsus that aren't as useless as Orochimaru's jutsus? Orochimaru could take several heavy hits of different kinds from 4-tailed Kyuubi/Naruto, yet escaped in pretty good condition, but one simple genjutsu and he's done for? Does not compute.
Why exactly is Itachi so "afraid" of Jiraya anyway, if he already has beaten Orochimaru with a simple genjutsu...