Itachi is stronger. duhh hes Uchiha. Do the math!?
No way Itachi would win against The Puppet God !
Well, if you haven't read 387, I won't spoil it, but good god, Itachi's speed is insane. He's way fast....
amaterasu everything in just one glance....all black flames
that would be a fast fight
I suspect Sasori's being underestimated because he lost to his grandmother and Sakura... If Itachi were to fight him, Itachi would have to be really, really careful. Sakura and Chiyo had such a massive advantage because Sakura healed puppet boy (Can't remember his name now) and thought ahead enough to save some of the antidote. I mean any smell of the smoke bombs, a small prick of any part of Sasori's attack, the kazekage's Sand attacks would kill him. In other words Itachi would have to fight a perfect fight without getting hit at all... this has not happened in any of his fights that I've seen.
At the end of the day, Itachi can be as fast as he wants with his seals, movements and genjustu, the fact remains that if he were to get hit by any part of an attack by Sasori he dies. The only reason why Chiyo and Sakura survived was because they were medical ninjas which Itachi is not.
Itachi v. Kakashi- Kakashi-clone appeared behind Itachi, who got out shuriken as a fake and attacked with a water jutsu, Kakashi used a water wall defense, Itachi appeared behind him and stabbed Kakashi, who switched with a clone, then jumped out of the water to protect Kurenai because the Itachi-clone exploded, then Itachi hit him with Tsukuyomi.
Itachi was not touched.
Itachi v. Sasuke (pre-TS)- Sasuke charged in with Chidori, Itachi grabbed his wrist and made him miss, broke the wrist, kicked him all the way down the hall into a wall, punched him in the gut before he hit the ground, elbowed the back of his neck, kneed him in the chin, punched him back into the wall.
Itachi was not touched.
Itachi v. Sasuke (current battle)- The only time Itachi was hit in this battle was in genjutsu. In this current chapter, Itachi deflected all of Sasuke's shuriken with his own, attacked with a clone, the clone was blocked by the snake, which tried to attack Itachi, Itachi and his clone backed off, Sasuke threw a Chidori-charged windmill shuriken, Itachi's clone was hit (note: his clone, not Itachi himself), Itachi appeared in Sasuke's face, kicked him into a wall, and bound his feet and wrist.
Itachi was not touched. And he's half-blind at this point. When Sasori was still alive, Itachi would have had even better eyesight.
Therefore, the only time that your statement would have any validity at all would be when Itachi's 30% double was fighting Team 7. But that wasn't even Itachi, that was a body double. Itachi was controlling it, but it only had 30% of his chakra, so he couldn't even use his best techniques, and he had to fight a little more sparingly.
Itachi himself has not been hit with any attack in any battle we have ever seen.
lol you can't compare those fights, They were fodder fights compared to Itachi vs Sasori, Not one of the guys you mentioned can handle an Akatsuki one on one back then. Except Current sasuke, but its to premature to comment on that, I am sure by next week, it was Itachi screaming at the end.
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I wasn't comparing their ability to fight Akatsuki to show Itachi's strength. I was directly responding to crindo's statement that Itachi had never been in a battle and escaped uninjured. I quoted that particular sentence and started my own point with "Let's review that statement, shall we?" to display that. Sorry if that was unclear.
Anyhow, I would still argue that if the two fought, Itachi would get nicked... Sasori was an Akatsuki member after all and a veteran fighter. If that happens Itachi dies.