Originally Posted by Redlegend26
I've thought about this a few times and always get stuck when it comes to where Nagato, Naruto, Itachi, and jiraiya should be. Itachi says that jiraiya is stronger than him or something like that in the first series but then in shippuden it's hard to see how that's possible even though he's partly blind and deathly sick...lol (after learning itachi's secret makes you think it was just an excuse not to fight him) . We know Nagato/Pain kills Jiraiya and Naruto in a way kills Nagato but he knew because of Jiraiya's code that the Pains were being controlled by someone else. So yeah o_o You have Kakashi in there but not Jiraiya? ><
If Itachi knew about Sage mode then he might not have been lying about Jiraiya being an even match for both of them. Jiraiya was able to take down several of pains bodies and only lost in the end because of Pains completely broken ability to restore them.
That's true, but we never really got to see just how much Itachi's susanoo's sword and shield could do because he was sick and couldn't hold it for long and didn't wanna kill his little brother...hmm, I'd still put jiraiya in there somewhere above Itachi just to be sure lol