Thus... A Battle against Uchiha Itachi would be a guaranteed Death.
For quite some time, people believed that watching someones feet would help you to avoid Genjutsu as well as Tsyukomi.
Gai came up with this strategy? Please. From battling Kakashi?
Well Gramma Chiyo has way more experience battling ACTUAL Uchihas. She said if you are alone, you run, plain and simple. Especially against a guy like Itachi.
In a battle with Itachi, it's impossible to avoid Tsyukomi.
Even if you don't look into his eyes.
Heres my evidence.
In this pannel, you see Pwn.
How so Ackwell?
Well, Sasuke had just taunted Itachi to use his Mangekyou all he wants, and to try and battle Sasuke. His Hate alone would help him win.
Sasuke, who has knowledge of the Sharingan and it's Mangekyou Techniques, and a Sharingan of his own, was STILL unable to defend or avoid a Tsyukomi. Itachi, all he had to do was use the crows as a distraction, and in a fucking INSTANT, he's right in front of your face and it's over for you.
Whether you look into his eyes or not, doesn't matter, cause he will look into yours. Even if he has to instantly appear right in front of your face with Crow Cover.
It's just unavoidable. Against such a strong Uchiha, theres no way to avoid it.
If he wanted to kill Sasuke, he could have.
If Jiraiya and Itachi fought, the same shit would happen, Jiraiya would be killed by Tsyukomi and wouldn't even have a chance to summon Natural Chakra.
It'd be over.
I still wonder though.
If Itachi wasn't trying with Sasuke, what was he planning on doing if Sasuke "Didn't" have a defense against Tsyukomi?
From what I noticed in that fight, Sasuke is in Tsyukomi, but doesn't just break free on his own with his own Sharingan strength, but rather uses the Cursed Seals power to fill his eye with it's Chakra, and help him to break free.
But if Itachi was a good guy who wasn't planning on killing Sasuke, what would he have done if Sasuke couldn't defend against Tsyukomi? Just torture him a bit and let him continue?
Maybe he'd be like "Ok I'm just kidding Sasuke, I love you"
What about Amaterasu? What if Sasuke didn't have that Orochimaru Kawarimi Jutsu? What if the Flames caught onto Sasuke and he couldn't avoid them and he burned to death? Itachi was betting a lot on Sasukes powers, believing Sasuke could defend against them I guess.
Regardless, there was just no way of avoiding a Tsyukomi.
Thanks for reading.