Lets have 3 fights: 1: PTS Shikamaru vs PTS Kabuto 2: TS Shikamaru vs TS Kabuto 3. War Shikamaru vs Snake Kabuto Mindset: to kill Locale: a forest, I guess And lets say they have 2 hours of prep time, and only basic knowledge on each other.
Also, I'm not making this a poll, if I did it would just become a popularity contest.
- 1. Kabuto as few people knew about Kabuto PTS regardless.
- 2. Kabuto most likely, Shikimaru has the best chance in this battle in my opinion.
- 3. If itachi had to use izanami to beat him (Well ok, he probably didn't have to , but he needed Kabuto alive to release the jutsu) ... Let's try this again, If Kabuto could do battle with Itachi and Sasuke on that level, then Shikamaru would have a hard time fighting him with only basic knowledge. Moreover, nobody knew about Kabuto in the War save Obito and Itachi and Sasuke found out in person.
He is more of a genius than the series gives him credit for...consider the things he accomplished vs what Shikamaru has been able to accomplish. Not only that, but he`s practically been ANBU captain material for ages. --- You are trying to understand madness with logic. This is not unlike searching for darkness with a torch.