I know that what I’m about to say is close to impossible (if it’s not actually impossible), but at times it’s necessary to let your imagination run wild.
So here goes…
If Naruto and Luffy fought against each other in a death match, who do you think would win?
I know that these two anime characters are from two totally different anime backgrounds, but I also know that you’ve thought about the same thing at least once.
We all wonder who is the strongest protagonist among all the different anime series out there. We all wonder who among our favorite anime characters is truly the strongest…
Here are my views on this one:
I think Naruto would defeat Luffy (sorry to all Luffy fans).
Just think about it for a second.
Naruto Vs Luffy…
Well, it’s kind of unfair since Naruto has Kurama (the nine tails) on his side.
This not only gives him an enormous supply of chakra, but also gives him an increase in speed, strength and healing capabilities.
Not to forget that nearly impenetrable chakra shroud, that even Orochimaru‘s Sword of Kusanagi could not pierce through.
After finally reconciling with Kurama, Naruto now has access to all the kyuubi’s powers, particularly the ultimate technique of a bijuu - Bijūdama (Tailed Beast Ball).
Let’s not forget that Naruto can also use Sage Mode.
Despite all the above, I’m not necessarily writing off Luffy.
Luffy’s strength is unbelievable, thanks to the training he underwent under his grandfather when he was a child (like being left in a forest at night).
His endurance is just on a level of its own. When Luffy says that he’s not going down…he actually means that he’s not going down! This is coupled with his willpower, which is considered to be the willpower worthy of a King.
Gear Second increases his speed and strength tremendously while Gear Third (imbued with haki) increase the strength of his attacks to insane levels. (Maybe there is even a Gear Fourth on the way?) All this is made possible due to his devil fruit powers (which he attained after eating the Gomu Gomu no Mi).
Luffy is one of the few people who is able to use all the three types of Haki: Haoshoku Haki, Kenbunshoku Haki and Busoshoku Haki.
It is also worth mentioning that Luffy is the only pirate who has broken into all the 3 most important government facilities (Enies Lobby, Impel Down and Marineford) and then gone ahead to caused havoc everywhere.
The techniques and skills mentioned above only represent a fraction of these two protagonists’ true strength. There is so so much more to them…
Luffy would clearly be a tough opponent to beat, but I still support my earlier view that Naruto would beat Luffy (and by beat I don’t mean thrash, I mean barely win the fight).
Undoubtedly, both Naruto and Luffy are formidable fighters, but ultimately, Naruto has the upper hand (maybe because of Kurama?).
I really don’t want to choose between the two, but since there is no other choice, I’ll have to go with Naruto on this one.
Feel free to agree or disagree.
If you think that Luffy would actually win, go ahead and give your reasons.
After all, I’m not saying that Naruto would definitely win.
The only way we would get to know who the better fighter is with certainty is if they actually fought in a death match…