Who will win?
February 10, 2007 12:40pm CST
Who will win... when garaa and shikamaru is fighting? Who do you think will win? The brains? Or the monster? Lol... my money is on Garaa because his sand can just kill shikamaru when he poseses Garaa...what you think?
13 Feb 07
*possible spoilers* i can see a problem in this thread. it's divided between people who have only seen the anime and those who read the manga. if you haven't read the manga, then you haven't seen the just-recently concluded battle between shikamaru and hidan of the akatsuki. shikamaru was awesome in there. so, if you only watched the anime, then i suppose it's really unfathomable that shikamaru COULD beat gaara. in the manga however, it's already been two and a half years since sasuke left konoha so there are a lot of changes within the characters in terms of strenght and their jutsus. there were also changes in the character's attitudes. after gaara has become the kazekage, he has mellowed out so he's not as monster-like as he was before. also, you have to take into account that the shukaku has already been taken out of him. i'm sure he's still strong and awesome, but i'm also sure that the loss of the shukaku would have affected his strength somehow.
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14 Feb 07
Also, I don't think that Gaara has gotten weaker either. As long as he still has sand protection and ability to control sand than he is still as strong as he was before. Because when Gaara was fighting Kinmaru (Bone Guy) he didn't even use Shukaku once, and he did as those strong moves too! Also, since everyone else gotten stronger when Naruto left, Gaara probaly gotten stronger also...
10 Feb 07
I am sure many people will say gaaraa but that doesnt close the possibility that shikaru might win, he will just have a strategy that can beat gaaraa. well, in the manga, shikamaru even beat akatsuki one on one afterall. garaa lost against one of akatsuki but shikamaru won. so why shikamary cannot beat garaa? he can even transfer the shadow to the sands afterall
11 Feb 07
Well, if you are talking about the new garaa, I doubt he is as strong as before. He lost to akatsuki that naruto and kakashi beat later on. So, he actually lost though he did injured the akatsuki while shikamaru is so smart that with his brain he beat one of the akatsuki though he only use the shadow jutsu.
10 Feb 07
Shikamaru's very smart. It may seem that he's weak on one-on-one battle but he's a good leader. He makes best use of any resources he have. He may have a little amount of power but surely he will make the best use of those. Shadow manipulation technique may look weak but as Naruto series continues, we can see that Shikamaru's improving the use of that technique. Sand cant stop a shadow. For me there's a possibility that he can win against Gaara.
14 Mar 07
I would have to agree with shadowstalker, I've seen all the animes of what Gaara can do, and in the second movie. He has some impressive power and ways to adapt to a situation like Shikamaru. And we all know Shikamaru is a genius, so i would have to go 50/50 on this too.
13 Feb 07
garaa will have the upperhand if their battle will occur but i think shikamaru has a chance of defeating gaara if gaara will let his guards down. shikamaru is very intelligent but lack in powers and weak on one-on-one battle gaara on the other hand is very powerful but don't use his brain much, he let his sand do most of the job. so i think both ninja will have the chance of defeating each other
12 Feb 07
Gaara will win. Shikamaru cannot touch Gaara. Even if he manages to bind him with Kage Mane no Justu, it is only Gaara that won't be able to move. Gaara's sand moves on its own. Even if Shika uses his Shadow Strangulation Tecnhique, it will only make his slim chances worse. When Gaara passes out, the monster inside him will awaken. (Gaara can use his Forced Slumber jutsu even before he passes out). It's a clear win for Gaara. =)
10 Feb 07
Its hard to imagine how Shikamaru will win against Gaara. The other one who responded here said that he beat one of the Akatsuki, I have watched one movie of Naruto. Its against a person with a bloodlimit that can summon a black hole. Shikamaru fought a strong adversary in that movie, the enemy's very strong and it seems that Shikamaru can win against her. She trapped the enemy, although the enemy lost with the help of another sand ninja, he still managed to defeat her. He will always look for an opening against his enemy, he has an IQ of 200. He's a genius!