Inter-universe crossovers are always fun and we at Fiction Horizon have decided to compare two similar, albeit essentially different characters in today’s article. One of them is Aang, the protagonist of Avatar: The Last Airbender, while the other is Naruto Uzumaki, the protagonist of the Naruto manga and anime. Who would win, Aang or Naruto? Keep reading to find out!
While Aang might be powerful, Naruto takes this one without much debate. Naruto’s powers, as demonstrated in the manga and anime, are so much above anything that Aang ever did that there really isn’t any dilemma as to the winner.
Our comparison is going to be divided into three sections. The first is going to bring an overview of the two characters, after which we are going to compare their powers, including their signature weapons. Finally, we’re going to bring you a detailed analysis of the two characters to determine which one would win in a direct clash.
Aang and his powers
Aang is a fictional character and the protagonist of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Aang is a one-hundred-and-twelve-year-old monk (effectively being just 12 years old, since he spent a century in ice) belonging to the people of the Air Nomads. He is also the Avatar, the only being with the power to dominate all the elements (Air, Water, Earth, and Fire) and to stop the bloody war launched by the Fire Nation.
Aang is an Airbender and therefore has the ability to manipulate Air at will. He can generate currents, shock waves, air currents, and swirls by mentally controlling the atmosphere and winds. Aided by his status as an Avatar, Aang has managed with his inventiveness to create a new Air domination technique.
Thanks to the naturalness and ingenuity with which he has shown that he knows how to dominate the air, Aang managed to become the youngest Airbender to obtain the rank of master, at only twelve years old.
By taking advantage of his powers, he is also able to spin (not fly), parry falls, lift objects and run at wind speed. Aang is also the Avatar and this allows him to control even Water, Earth, and Fire. Being the Avatar, Aang can communicate with his past lives, from which he can ask for advice and guidance.
Thanks to the encounter with the turtle-lion, Aang also learned the ancient art of the domination of energy: a power even preceding the domination of the elements. With this power, Aang is able to control the spiritual energy itself that flows within an individual.
However, in order for Aang to remove dominion, he must collide his own energy with that of his enemy, putting himself in jeopardy if his opponent’s spiritual strength proves more powerful, more “indomitable” than he is.
This ability, as always shown by Aang in The Legend of Korra, also allows you to restore dominion to someone who has lost it. Training at the Temple of the Air Nomads has made Aang a true expert in martial arts (Baguazhang style), which combined with superhuman agility make him a fearsome fighter.
Aang can make superhuman leaps, climb like a monkey and even run on walls. In combat Aang often uses a wooden stick, which accompanied by the domination of the air can help him generate tornadoes or deliver deadly blows; this stick can also be transformed into a glider, to which Aang clings and which, by exploiting the air currents, allows him to fly.
At the beginning of the third season, as too damaged, Aang burns what remains of it on a volcano, obtaining another during the siege of the Fire Nation on the day of the Black Sun.
Naruto and his powers
Naruto Uzumaki is the main protagonist of the anime and manga Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is a young ninja from the fictional village of Konohagakure. The villagers ridicule Naruto on account of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox—a malevolent creature that attacked Konohagakure during its history—that was sealed away in Naruto’s body.
Initially, Naruto is portrayed as a very deficient student in the ninja arts, who spends his time inventing useless erotic techniques such as the Erotic Technique and later that of the Harem.
After studying the parchment of the First Hokage, in which the forbidden techniques of the village are noted, however, Naruto learns the superior technique of the multiplication of the body, which becomes a sort of his trademark given the versatility with which he will be able to use it.
From this moment Naruto manages to improve enormously thanks to his unlimited desire to learn and train under the tutelage of Kakashi and above all of Jiraiya, who teaches him various skills (such as exploiting the Fox chakra up to the third tail while maintaining his personality. and to improve the concentration of energy) and two techniques that will prove to be fundamental for him.
The first is the Recall Technique, with which he becomes able to evoke toads that support him in fights and in the use of some techniques, while the second is Rasengan, of which he will create numerous variants.
Naruto can boast an impressive chakra reserve, at least four times that of Kakashi (considering also the Fox chakra it would be over a hundred times that of the copying ninja), and an equally remarkable physical resistance, also increased by the Fox.
He is especially suited to close combat, also due to his predisposition for the Wind-type chakra, but he also possesses long-range techniques. In battle, he mainly uses ninjutsu and taijutsu and has also shown considerable skill in the use of ninja tools, especially in tandem with Sasuke.
After Jiraiya’s death, he decides to follow the teachings of the hermit toad Fukasaku and thus learns to use the Hermitic Mode, a skill that not even the legendary ninja and the Fourth Hokage were able to perfectly control.
Comparing the powers of Aang and Naruto
Our second section will contain a comparison of the two characters’ powers. This section will be a direct comparison and not as much as a listing of their powers abilities, as we have done before, and is going to serve as a basis for our analysis in section three of our article. Now, let us begin.
This comparison is actually quite easy and it can be divided into just two categories. As for their fighting abilities, we have to admit that we’d like to avoid both of them if possible. Aang uses a very specific blend of martial arts that involves aikido, stick-fighting, and kung fu, which makes him a true artist in one sense of the word.
On the other hand, we have Naruto, who’s a trained shinobi and whose fighting techniques are so amazing that you can’t even follow all of them. He is extremely quick and agile, he can predict his opponent’s moves and he would easily deal with Aang in a fight.
Naruto just has too much experience when compared to Aang. Aang doesn’t have anything on Naruto and whichever move he would hit him with, Naruto would find a way to counter. This is why Naruto takes the points here.
In terms of their other abilities, the situation is also pretty much straightforward. Yes, Aang is an impressive Airbender and he has also learned how to control the other elements, which is a rare feat. This is exactly why Aang is considered to be one of the most powerful characters… in his own fictional universe.
Now, as for Naruto, just a list of his powers and abilities would require a separate article. Everything he has done since training to become a shinobi up until he became Hokage is absolutely amazing and includes practically every technique he could physically master in his fictional universe.
When compared to Aang, Naruto is impressive both in this category. He is a formidable shinobi and a character that would quite easily deal with all of Aang’s combined powers.
Our comparison is now done and we can continue with the last section of our article. It’s going to be a fairly easy one, since everything we’ve explained up to this moment has made our answer quite clear. Let us sum it up.
Aang vs Naruto: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
After everything we’ve read, the winner of this clash should be completely clear. Sure, Aang is quite powerful and his manipulation of the element of Air is something that is truly impressive, but anything he did was not even close to what Naruto can do.
Aang might be somewhere on Naruto’s early level, but as soon as you hit Shippuden, Naruto is simply far too superior to him. His combat skills, his techniques, and his abilities all surpass Aang’s and that is why there is absolutely no dilemma here.
Based on everything we know, Naruto would easily defeat Aang in any form of battle and under any circumstances. Naruto’s achievements are so epic that Aang’s can’t even compare to them, which is why we declare Naruto to be the clear winner in this case.
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