While i'm reading this weeks chapter, im realizing just how strong jiraiya is. Kakashi himself who is a pretty bad ninja was struggling with one pain and had to call for back up against two. He is even amazed himself that jiraiya fought pain all by himself. I mean think about, honestly how many leaf ninja could fight pain by themselves and last more than two minutes. Orchi, prob. Itachi, maybe. after that you would have to start name hokages.
Look how many leaf ninja are fighting just one of pain's bodies: http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/422/03/
SIX! SIX leaf ninja are fighting just one pain body and their getting no where. I dont care what anyone says about jiraiya, he was a ninja worthy of respect. He fought three pain bodies for a long period of time, and kinda killed them. He was so strong that pain had to call all six just to handle jiraiya, just one old lazy prevert ninja.
I wasnt a big jiraiya fan before, but he is one bad ninja.