One of the highlights of the Masashi Kishimoto is undoubtedly the epic battle of Naruto against Pain, which besides having a huge emotional charge, shows for the first time our young Uzumaki being recognized as the hero of Konoha.
However, the fate and sacrifices made in that battle could have been a little different, since when Pain’s invasion Guy’s Team he was out of the village, and only noticed something strange when the fight was already reaching its final stretch.
But imagining a hypothetical scenario in which Guy was in Konoha at the time of the attack and needed to face Pain, what would be the result?
Guy with the Eight Gates against Pain
Right away, by the power level of the Six Paths of Pain, if Guy were to face them he would need to open at least open the Seventh Gate, also known as the Gate of Wonder, as the sixth was enough “just” to defeat the Kisame clone.
With the Seventh Gate open, Guy becomes one of the fastest ninjas in the franchise, with his speed even compared to Naruto in the Tailed Beast’s Sage Mode. That way, even with Rinnegan, Nagato would still have a hard time keeping up with his movements. In addition, its attack power is equally absurd with the Daytime Tiger, a technique that uses only taijutsu to create a huge explosion of air in the shape of a tiger.
In this fight, the Naraka, Preta and Human Way would be practically useless in battle, as their skills simply wouldn’t make any difference to Guy. The invocations of the Animal Path and the various weapons of the Asura Path might cause some discomfort, but the real challenge would be to deal with the Path Deva.
With the incredible power to manipulate the forces of attraction and repulsion, Guy would really have a hard time approaching and applying his taijutsu strokes, which would inevitably cause him to open the Eighth and Last Gate, the Death Gate.
In that state, Guy becomes probably one of the most powerful characters in the entire franchise, with none of the other Paths having the ability to keep up with him or even counterattack.
If that happened, the Six Paths would really be defeated, but Nagato would still be alive, and we would need Naruto to still use his Talk on Jutsu to resurrect everyone in the Village, including Guy himself, since the opening of the Eighth Gate would have killed him.
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Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.
Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.
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