@animebattles12: I'm excited for kaido's soon too, I just would've been more excited 20 chapters ago.
on topic gaara, a long range fighter by nature which really takes away most of Teach's advantages(his strength and absorption). flight also helps a ton and teach isn't the most agile fighter either so its not like gaara is gonna have any trouble tagging him.
also obviously his gravity powers would still work on non fruit users. He just wouldn't be able to shut off their powers like he did against Ace and wouldn't be able to steal their power like he did to WB.
Hidan babyshakes, he's stronger, more durable, and can't be killed.
Hidan offers a sacrifice to his Lord Jashin
How? Stain is too agile and Hidan's attacks are Akatsuki's slowest. Stain, on the other hand, bases his style mainly on speed and reflexes (which are superior to Asuma's). All you have to do is draw some blood to immobilize him, and then cut off his head. At least he's 70/30 in his favor in a fight without knowing the other's abilities.
stain is no more agile than your average genin, hidan is actually absurdly agile and can block projectiles, dodge shadow tentacles and counter attack all in midair, he was even overwhelming kakashi with just his taijutsu.
being the slowest in akatsuki is like being the dumbest person on the ISS. He's only slow when compared against guys who are insanely fast.
@animebattles12: I totally agree with senor pink was great and most the dressrossa arc is pretty streamlined.
His backstory made turned a kind of average fight with franky into one of the most thrilling fights of the arc and indirectly showed us a lot about doflamingo and the kind of people he values which in turn makes his fight against luffy even more engaging.
Backstories like Onimaru's for example were the opposite and a felt like total waste of time to me. I probably wouldn't mind it as much if there weren't so many other important and interesting things that we could have been seeing instead.
I was pretty hyped to see them finally arrive at kaido's HQ and was excited to see law luffy and kid ready to wreck shit but then oda managed to drag things out even more with kaido's son and luffy getting mad at some fodders for wasting food which kinda killed the momentum for me.
@socajunkie: I like one piece and think Oda's number 1 spot is well deserved. Im just annoyed how many parts of wano are completely unnecessary. I'm all for characters being fleshed out if it adds to the story in a meaningful way but giving us the backstories of a bunch of characters who are barely relevant just makes the story drag on.
Especially in an arc where a bunch of really exciting events and encounters are being built up it just feels like a waste of time to see stuff like a fox collecting a bunch of swords when I could be seeing characters I've waited years to know more about like kidd or drake it just feels like a waste of time.