To close to call who would win.
As is shown in Gaara's battle with Deidara, he has corrected that weakness, Deidara comments on how fast Gaara's defense is.
As is shown in Gaara's battle with Deidara, he has corrected that weakness, Deidara comments on how fast Gaara's defense is
I'm sure he has gotten stronger (he has had 3 years to practice), but its not like Neji has been sitting around all day doing nothing either. The real issue is Neji has only really fought with himself since he came back.
Last edited by drgnx; 12-12-2009 at 07:32 AM.
The problem is that against Gaara all those techniques aren't going to be nearly as effective. Neji is badly matched against Gaara because Gaara can defend against almost all of Neji's attacks and Neji needs to get relatively close while Gaara can fly above him and attack continuously. Neji can dominate most characters because as soon as they get up close he has many ways that he can attack them and his defense is also excellent because it damages anyone who is near. With someone like Gaara though that stuff doesn't help so much because Gaara doesn't use Taijutsu he almost always attacks from a distance with sand and he can do almost anything with it. Against Gaara, Neji would have to use up most of his chakra just defending and trying to get up close.
While I am sure that Neji has improved, he probably hasn't changed his fighting style, he is still primarily a close range fighter. It is true that we haven't seen Neji fight much but Gaara still has the advantage of being a long range fighter. As Kakashi explained, someone who specializes in short range combat is at a disadvantage against some who's forte is long range.
gaara would win.
neji isn't anywhere near fast enough to blitz gaaras sand defense. the speed that gaaras sand moves at now is fast enough to block an amaterasu at pointblank range. there is noway that neji is faster than amaterasu. he also lacks attacks that would pierce gaaras sand. and gaara can also fight in the air where neji has noway to reach him, because neji lacks ranged attacks.
this is really a stomp in gaaras favor.
I get what you're saying artifice, I never believed it would be an easy fight. Just that's its not impossible to win against him without ranged, this was the only real point I was trying to make. Though, yes, its going to be harder now, than 3 years ago (but that would include fighting anyone). Was not to act as proof Neji would win.
The main problem here, is we have not seen enough of what Neji can do now, and and I agree, based on what we have seen, its not that impressive.
You're marginalizing my points too much. =P
Yes, I don't think Neji can fly, but Gara floats by manipulating his sand. This goes back to my first statement that if Neji can someone disrupt this flow, he might stand a chance. He has been shown to send chakara through others attack when he fought the spider guy. If he could do something similar to Gara's sand it could prevent him from floating, which means he doesn't need to fly.
And yes this is speculative, but I don't think its too far fetched. In terms of proof this is going to be one sided argument, because we haven't seen much from Neji.
edit: Ok I will add this, Gara could do something like he did kimimaro and crush him in sand...