Luffy vs. Naruto: Who Would Win in a Fight?

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Naruto‘s titular protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, is the most skilled shinobi of his fictional universe while Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of One Piece, is one of the most resilient fighters you’ll find out there. Both of them have shaped the history of their respective franchises, but also the history of manga and anime as well. And while we know that they are quite powerful, both of them, we cannot but wonder who the stronger is between the two of them? Who would win in a fight between Luffy and Naruto? Keep reading our article to find out!

Now that he has unlocked the true power of his Devil Fruit and Gear 5, Monkey D. Luffy is stronger than Naruto and would beat him in a fight. Namely, Naruto has, in the meantime, lost Kurama, which made him significantly weaker, while Monkey D. Luffy gained some additional powers and abilities which made him even more powerful than before. This is why, at this point, with the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, and Gear 5, Luffy would be able to resist Naruto’s attacks without Kurama and would be able to defeat him in a direct fight.

Speaking of Luffy vs. Naruto, there’s still a lot to be said, so we are going to expand on the above-given answer and bring you a more detailed explanation of what we’ve said so that you can completely understand everything. Throughout the rest of this article, we will look at their powers and abilities in more detail and see how the fight between Luffy and Naruto would play out.  

Monkey D. Luffy and His Powers

Monkey D. Luffy is the main protagonist of the anime and manga One Piece, created by Eiichirō Oda. His body is made of rubber after eating a devil fruit, specifically the “Gomu Gomu fruit” He is the captain of the pirate crew known as the Straw Hat Pirates, founded by himself to fulfill his dream of finding the One Piece. He is originally from East Blue. His reward is 1,500,000,000 Berries.

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Physical Power

Luffy has shown to have an incredibly superhuman strength and a good capacity for fights. At first glance, his thin appearance makes him seem to show weakness, which the latter is usually deceptive in the enemy’s eyes.

Throughout the series, Luffy has shown a force far superior to humans, even defeating a sea king with one punch. This is due to the intense training that his grandfather Monkey D. Garp subjected him, which consisted of throwing him away in the middle of dangerous jungles and tying him to some balloons to raise him to great heights, making him one of the most powerful characters in the series.

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Intelligence

Luffy, despite not being very smart or strategic, has shown to have an inverse effect when facing users of Logia-type Devil Fruits, for example, his fight against Crocodile, and the idea of ​​using water to hit him (since his devil fruit, the Suna Suna cannot control the sand and manipulate it), Luffy could not hit him because Crocodile was made of sand and Luffy discovered that wetting his fists with water could hit him, even using his own blood to defeat him.

In Skipiea, Luffy was able to counter Enel’s Mantra (Mantra is the way of saying Haki for the inhabitants of Skipiea); Luffy discovered that blanking his mind, meaning acting like an idiot, could counter Enel’s Mantra / Haki, so that Enel could not read his movements. When Luffy was a child, he unknowingly ate a devil fruit belonging to Shanks’ crew. The fruit was the Gomu Gomu no mi that gave him elasticity powers.

Devil Fruit

Luffy possesses the elastic properties of gum, but as a side effect, he cannot swim since the water cancels his energy, paralyzing his body. In fights, Luffy uses his elastic properties to stretch one or more of his limbs and make them return by throwing them toward his opponents. This, combined with his outsized strength, makes Luffy a highly powerful character.

Luffy can reach places that no one could reach just by stretching his body parts (his arms, legs, or neck). He can even inflate himself to be able to block enemy attacks (like cannonballs), Luffy is totally Immune to bullets, and these usually bounce off Luffy’s body and return to the shooter or fly elsewhere.

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Thanks to his great rubber resistance, he is also totally immune to physical blows. However, throughout the series, the latter is contradicted many times, when some crew member (more specifically Nami) hits Luffy for his irresponsibility, and Luffy ends up with his face bruised and swollen. The fans believe that this is a “mistake” since it must be considered that Luffy is made of rubber, and the blows should not affect him.

If something can affect him, it is the cuts of swords or knives since Luffy’s body is totally flexible, which makes him very vulnerable to cuts. After the Lobby battle, Luffy developed a technique to eat while sleeping as after a great battle, he ended up knocked out for several days, and according to Sanji: “He hates missing meals.” This technique allows him to eat as if he were awake.

However, this “technique” itself does not seem like a technique in reality, as Luffy seemed to be in a sleepwalking state, so that may be more of an act of sleepwalking than a technique itself.

In the meantime, Luffy has managed to unlock the true nature of his Devil Fruit. Namely, as it turned out, his Devil Fruit was actually the legendary Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, which gave Luffy enormous powers, those that come from the legendary Sun God Nika in One Piece, which made him basically invincible, but it also drains a lot of energy. With it, he was able to defeat Kaido. On top of that, he has also managed to activate Gear 5, which gave him yet another significant boost.

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Naruto Uzumaki and His Powers

Naruto Uzumaki is the titular protagonist of the Naruto series created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is a shinobi from Konohagakure who dreams of becoming the Hokage, while at the same time balancing out the powers in the world of the shinobi.

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Kurama

Because Naruto has Kurama sealed inside him, he can access a large chakra source, allowing him to perform ninja techniques that someone his age could not perform. However, it is only when he feels anger. That draws on the chakra reserves of the bijū. Once Kurama shares his chakra with Naruto, the latter begins to take the form of the demon fox.

While each tail that appears dramatically increases his fighting strength, the jinchūriki begins to lose his mind and can inflict considerable physical damage on himself.

Naruto taps into these chakra reserves throughout the series; He constantly uses them to perform the “Kage Bunshin no Jutsu,” an ability that allows the creation of numerous physical copies of the performer.

But, Naruto has since lost Kurama. And while losing Kurama, who sacrificed his own life to give Naruto a desperately needed yet temporary boost in power, didn’t render Naruto completely useless, it made him significantly weaker, so much – in fact – that it is now questionable whether he is still the most powerful shinobi in the lore, although he does remain a strong fighter.

Shinobi Tecnhiques

Also, thanks to this same energy, he can invoke, through the “Kuchiyose no Jutsu,” some varieties of toads. Later, after learning to use the hermit’s techniques, he can even improve his ability to obtain natural energy.

In addition, as the story progresses, Naruto acquires the kyùbi mode that gives him his characteristic appearance in yellow flames, and shortly after, the senjutsu mode of the six paths awakens, where his appearance would be observed in flames in a longer suit, and his power increased to the level « rikudo ‘of a god.

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Rasengan

One of the greatest techniques Naruto has learned is the “Rasengan” an energy sphere that concentrates a large amount of chakra. When he performs this technique, he often creates shadow clones to help him manipulate energy more appropriately.

In addition, through maneuvers performed simultaneously with his shadow clones, Naruto infuses the Rasengan with the wind element chakra, thus resulting in the “Fūton: Rasen Shuriken,” which allows him to damage the opponent significantly.

When he manages to master the hermit’s techniques, Naruto learns to use the Fūton: Rasen Shuriken correctly, launching it as an attack against his enemies. From the Rasen Shuriken Naruto to extended a large number of techniques derived from him. The most powerful is the planetary Rasen shuriken, in which he mixes this technique with bijudamas, a type of technique typical of bijus with a tail. The result is a capable Rasen to destroy entire areas.

As a powerful Rasengan user, he has been able to use other variations of Rasengan over time.

Monkey D. Luffy Vs. Naruto: Who Would Win?

The above-written comparisons have shown us one major thing: Luffy and Naruto are very different characters. Monkey D. Luffy has superpowers, but their source is his Devil Fruit, which gives him some special abilities, most of which are limited to physical techniques.

And while we definitely had Naruto winning this one before the recent changes, now – Luffy is the sure winner here. With Naruto losing Kurama and Luffy gaining some incredible powers thanks to the Gear 5 and the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, there is no doubt that the pirate could now defeat the shinobi with relative ease.

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