Pride Vs Shikamaru Nara

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The battle field is the shattered ruins of a city that is permanently near dusk.

Pride comes from the Full Metal Alchemist series. Shikamaru is making his first appearance on Factpile representing the Naruto series. Both of these fighters use the shadows as their aid (not for hiding but for offense). Both are very intelligent. The only difference is Pride’s shadows are how he attacks while Shikamaru’s shadow lets him control his opponent(s) if their shadows touch. But in a battle of shadows, can Shikamaru’s Possession Jutsu be able to control the Shadows of Pride? Can Shukamaru survive against Pride? Only this debate will find out.

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65 Comments on "Pride Vs Shikamaru Nara"

  1. Shgon Dunstan February 24, 2013 at 8:50 am -      #1

    …..Hows Shikamaru supposed to actually *kill* Pride?
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    Though being a Naruto ninja likely means he outclasses him in physical stats, I’m not sure if that’s enough to get him the win(mainly as I’m not *that* familiar with Pride).

  2. Hermit February 24, 2013 at 8:57 am -      #2

    Pride’s Shadows aren’t known for their speed.
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    An average adult (Hohenhreim) can outrun them.
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    That being the case, I have forgotten whether or not Pride’s shadows are part of his body.
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    If they are, then Shikamaru wins easy.
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    If not, then it’s still anyone’s game.
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    That aside, the range in which Pride can extend his shadows is iffy.
    Inside Father controlled territory, he’s effectively omnipresent.
    Outside of that, I can guess around one or two hundred feet if the shadows are partially restrained (such as the time when he tried to attack Hohenheim while he’s being swallowed by a mountain) and an unknown distance when unrestrained.
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    Scans will have to wait, it’s late at night and I still have to sleep.
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    I give a slight edge to Shikamaru. He is a brilliant tactician, and with this fight taking place in a ruined city, he has plenty of resources and lots of space to move around and make traps, or hide and strategize.

  3. TheSorrow February 24, 2013 at 9:00 am -      #3

    Pride normally keeps his main body hidden while he uses his powers to attack his enemies. The longer his shadow is, the bigger the range and considering the battlefield is in perpetual sunset, they will be very long.
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    Shikumaru is intelligent and I believe he could figure out that the shadows aren’t the things he should be attacking at all (since he can’t even hurt them). Problem is, even if he does find Pride’s body, killing him enough times and simultaneously avoiding all his attacks seem fairly unlikely.

  4. The King of Games February 24, 2013 at 9:02 am -      #4

    Seeing how Pride has a lot of souls inside him I don’t Shikamaru winning this. He’ll exhaust himself before he can get any where.

  5. Hermit February 24, 2013 at 9:05 am -      #5

    ” The longer his shadow is, the bigger the range and considering the battlefield is in perpetual sunset, they will be very long.”
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    To add to that, the shadows the buildings make would mean that shadows are basically everywhere in this match.
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    However, this also make’s Shikamaru’s shadows near all-encompassing, since he can extend his shadow’s range with another’s shadows.
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    @ Shgon
    Has Shikamaru ever shown the ability to blanket an area with his shadow?

  6. TheBoss February 24, 2013 at 9:10 am -      #6

    A Shadow match?
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    They better count the shadows.

  7. Shgon Dunstan February 24, 2013 at 9:11 am -      #7

    @Hermit
    “Has Shikamaru ever shown the ability to blanket an area with his shadow?”
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    Not anything even close to a city if that’s what your asking.
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    A Nara would likely have to become a Sage to be able to do something *that* big, and he’s got way to little chakra to do that. :lol:

  8. Hermit February 24, 2013 at 9:33 am -      #8

    “Not anything even close to a city if that’s what your asking.”
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    If I remember, blanketing an area in shadow is a common tactic for Pride.
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    www.mangareader.net/116-5273-44/full-metal-alchemist/chapter-87.html
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    www.mangareader.net/116-5274-9/full-metal-alchemist/chapter-88.html
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    Note that’s he’s only using light from fires here.

  9. Hermit February 24, 2013 at 9:34 am -      #9
  10. Shgon Dunstan February 24, 2013 at 9:37 am -      #10

    Is there any other way to take Pride down besides repeatedly killing him?
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    Ps: Many people(from what I’ve heard, just about every one in the US) can’t actually see anything on mangareader…..

  11. TheSorrow February 24, 2013 at 9:41 am -      #11

    Is there any other way to take Pride down besides repeatedly killing him?
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    Well if you have intimate knowledge of the Philosopher’s Stone you can, but since Shikumaru has no way of knowing about that, his only option is to whittle away his life.

  12. sadot06 February 24, 2013 at 10:39 am -      #13

    I’m giving this to Shikamaru. He’s a genius level intellect and an amazing battle tactician. He did take out Hidan who’s far superior in Chakra and an immortal. With his Ninja tools and repeat shadow strangle jutsu he can just keep snapping his neck. And wouldn’t he be able to manipulate pride’s himself when he goes shadow?

  13. The King of Games February 24, 2013 at 10:50 am -      #14

    Actually wouldn’t this come down to who can better control shadows? I mean is there any proof that Shikamru here could overpower Pride’s control of his own shaodw or that Pride could overpower Shikamaru’s control?

  14. shadow_da_hedgie February 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm -      #15

    I’m going to say that Pride would win this. Shikamaru might be able to restrain and hurt Pride, but Pride would keep constantly regenerating, and eventually Shikamaru would run out of tricks, tools and chakra. Not to mention that Pride seems to have alot more in the way of shadows to attack with, and apart from using shadows and tricks, Shikamaru doesn’t have much that is a real threat to Pride. If he had Ino and Chouji backing him up with the Ino-Shika-Cho formation, Shikamaru might stand a chance, but as far as I can see, the obvious winner of this would be Pride.

  15. Shgon Dunstan February 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm -      #16

    Thing is, Naruto ninja are meant to fight in teams, of which Shikamaru excels in leading.
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    Yeah some ninja are powerful enough to be “one man armies”( the numbers of which Shikamaru is very much not counted in), but even with them their skills are narrow enough(though still rather varied by the standards of most manga) that they count on having teammates on hand to be able to use jutsu types they don’t know themselves.
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    Which is to say, give Shikamaru a teammate with *any* kind of sealing jutsu, and he’d give you a plan that would leave Pride without a chance of making it out unsealed. :lol:
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    As is…. I’m just not sure he has the tools for the job in this Vs.

  16. The King of Games February 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm -      #17

    So is that a no on the Skiamaru having better shadow control then Pride?

  17. Shgon Dunstan February 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm -      #18

    @The King of Games
    “So is that a no on the Skiamaru having better shadow control then Pride?”
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    From what little I know of Pride, it’s not really a question of “better”, their control just works completely differently.
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    Pride has a bigger AoE, but Skiamaru can do more with what he has.

  18. Dassadec February 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm -      #19

    Shikamaru with prep time is the Batman of Naruto. Without it it is a close fight with an edge for pride. With prep Shika takes 100/100

  19. Crimson Sentry February 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm -      #20

    If not given info on pride this is a loss for shikamaru. He will get pwned by prides regeneration if anything.

  20. Envoy February 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm -      #21

    “The battle field is the shattered ruins of a city that is permanently near dusk.”
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    An abandoned post apocalyptic Twilight Town?
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    Both characters can extend their shadows through each other’s shadows, both can do the same general staby shadow thing.
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    Shikamaru has a pretty good advantage though, being able to move Pride into a place that prevents his own shadow from being cast, declawing him.
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    Shikamaru could also just shadow strangle him, his powers are controlled by his brain IIRC, so if he keeps dying his control should take a great hit.
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    Shikamaru also has eplosives and flash bangs right? He could blind Pride and destroy his shadows in on shot if he plans right (which he almost always does).

  21. Hermit February 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm -      #22

    “Shikamaru also has eplosives and flash bangs right?”
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    What are the tools that a ninja usually carries? I don’t really remember them having flash bangs with them all the time.
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    “Shikamaru could also just shadow strangle him, his powers are controlled by his brain IIRC, so if he keeps dying his control should take a great hit.”
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    Pride can do the exact same thing. However he mostly prefers to just straight up cut his opponents.
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    “Shikamaru has a pretty good advantage though, being able to move Pride into a place that prevents his own shadow from being cast, declawing him.”
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    There are shadows everywhere in this fight. The city is in eternal dusk, meaning that wherever the both of them go, they will always cast a shadow.
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    And Pride’s not exactly stupid. He’s several hundred years old, and he has shown himself capable of hatching a plan to get himself out of tough situations.
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    One example would be using Morse Code, which Alphonse is unaware of, to signal for help when he can’t use his shadows (complete and total darkness)

  22. Dr. Doctor February 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm -      #23

    Forgive me, it’s been a while since I’ve watched Naruto, but what all CAN Shikimaru do with his shadows? As I recall, Pride can slice clean through metal with his.

  23. Cananatra February 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm -      #24

    Pride is at a big disadvantage here from what I can see. Shikamaru’s jutsu works when his shadow touches an opponents. Pride uses shadows as a weapon, as soon as they touch Shikiamaru’s powers kick in and Pride is in serious trouble.

  24. TheSorrow February 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm -      #25

    Shikumaru’s power only restricts their opponent and allows them to take a certain amount of control over their body’s movements. That however does not apply Pride’s own shadow. We need some actual proof that Shikumaru could in fact control something so large.

  25. Hermit February 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm -      #26

    @ Cananatra
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    I was actually wondering about that.
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    I haven’t the slightest idea of whether or not Pride’s Shadows are part of his body, or are they merely his powers.
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    If they are part of Pride’s body, then all Shikamaru needs to do is touch Pride’s shadow and beat him to death.
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    If not, Pride has the advantage because he blankets entire areas with his shadows and is actually quite smart (not as smart as his opponent, obviously, but still).

  26. TheSorrow February 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm -      #27

    Because from what I can recall, Shikumaru has never encountered another opponent who can do more or less the same thing he can, but a lot more brutally.

  27. Zazax February 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm -      #28

    “I haven’t the slightest idea of whether or not Pride’s Shadows are part of his body, or are they merely his powers.”
    Never read the manga, but if it’s anything like the show (and if my memory is working right) Pride *is* the shadows, and the ‘body’ is more or less a shell. He even tries to abandon his current body and take over Ed when it’s clear he’s losing their fight. He’s only stopped by, well, I guess you could call it a particularly nasty case of indigestion.
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    “If they are part of Pride’s body, then all Shikamaru needs to do is touch Pride’s shadow and beat him to death.”
    Doesn’t it take Shikimaru a lot of effort to maintain his hold over his opponents, especially if they’re fighting back? Something as big and strong as Pride will be hard to hold on to.
    Also, Pride has his regeneration via Philosopher’s Stone. It’ll take quite a beating for Shikimaru to kill him.

  28. Envoy February 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm -      #29

    “What are the tools that a ninja usually carries? I don’t really remember them having flash bangs with them all the time.”
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    Going off of memory, out of his 3ish fights, 1 used flash bangs, 2 used explosives, and all 3ish used bladed stuff.
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    “There are shadows everywhere in this fight. The city is in eternal dusk, meaning that wherever the both of them go, they will always cast a shadow.”
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    I thought he had to actually cast his own Shadow to do stuff, like when he got trapped in that dome. That’s the idea.
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    “Shikumaru’s power only restricts their opponent and allows them to take a certain amount of control over their body’s movements.”
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    They also do the same thing as Pride’s and stab people, he has a tech where he throws a blade with the shadow at the targets shadow to completely imobilize them.
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    “As I recall, Pride can slice clean through metal with his.”
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    I can only remember him not cutting through Ed’s arm wood and stone seem to be okay tho.
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    “We need some actual proof that Shikumaru could in fact control something so large.”
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    I don’t recall size ever being an issue, strength/chakra of the target/Shika’s chakra levels seem to impact the effectiveness of teh jutsu, I don’t think Pride will be doing much unless Shuka gets tired. He’s never manipulated the actual shadow either.

  29. AkumaTh February 24, 2013 at 11:44 pm -      #30

    Because from what I can recall, Shikumaru has never encountered another opponent who can do more or less the same thing he can, but a lot more brutally.
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    So he never faced another shadow user, at all? That’s going to make this hard.
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    I don’t recall size ever being an issue, strength/chakra of the target/Shika’s chakra levels seem to impact the effectiveness of teh jutsu, I don’t think Pride will be doing much unless Shuka gets tired. He’s never manipulated the actual shadow either.
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    I remember he was dealing with two big guys and him having a hard time containing them, even with the help of his teammates. But that could just be the anime.

  30. Crimson Sentry February 25, 2013 at 12:57 am -      #31

    Remember it tires shikamaru incredibly when he has to restrain someone with his shadows who’s just strong. I don’t seem him in anyway shape or form being able to restrain Pride for any extended period of time much less kill him

  31. Hermit February 25, 2013 at 1:17 am -      #32

    “I thought he had to actually cast his own Shadow to do stuff, like when he got trapped in that dome. That’s the idea.”
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    But wouldn’t that also mean Shimakaru cannot use his own Shadows?
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    “I can only remember him not cutting through Ed’s arm wood and stone seem to be okay tho.”
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    He’s cut through metal, easily. Ed’s arm isn’t metal , it’s more akin to carbon fiber than metal and a lot tougher than steel.

  32. Shgon Dunstan February 25, 2013 at 1:19 am -      #33

    @TheSorrow
    “Because from what I can recall, Shikumaru has never encountered another opponent who can do more or less the same thing he can, but a lot more brutally.”
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    Not in the manga no, but as he comes from a whole clan of them(and going by how many we’ve seen in the war, not that small of one), I’m guessing he’s at least *trained* with one before.

  33. Cananatra February 25, 2013 at 6:55 am -      #34

    “Shikumaru’s power only restricts their opponent and allows them to take a certain amount of control over their body’s movements. That however does not apply Pride’s own shadow. We need some actual proof that Shikumaru could in fact control something so large.”
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    We’ve also seen him strangle people with it, as he attempts against that flute playing girl. Size has nothing to do with it, unless you can come up with something that shows it to be an issue. And why wouldn’t it apply to Pride’s shadow? There is no logical reason it shouldn’t.
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    “Doesn’t it take Shikimaru a lot of effort to maintain his hold over his opponents, especially if they’re fighting back? Something as big and strong as Pride will be hard to hold on to.
    Also, Pride has his regeneration via Philosopher’s Stone. It’ll take quite a beating for Shikimaru to kill him.”
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    Only when his opponent expends large amounts of chakra to break his hold. Joe blog could be held almost indefinitely.
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    “Remember it tires shikamaru incredibly when he has to restrain someone with his shadows who’s just strong. I don’t seem him in anyway shape or form being able to restrain Pride for any extended period of time much less kill him”
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    Ye, but is pride actually physically strong? He looks rather weedy to me.

  34. TheSorrow February 25, 2013 at 7:16 am -      #35

    He’s cut through metal, easily. Ed’s arm isn’t metal , it’s more akin to carbon fiber than metal and a lot tougher than steel.
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    To add on to this point, the only reason Pride couldn’t cut Ed’s arm is because Ed copied Greed’s Ultimate Shield technique by compressing the carbon inside his automail.
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    Size has nothing to do with it, unless you can come up with something that shows it to be an issue. And why wouldn’t it apply to Pride’s shadow? There is no logical reason it shouldn’t.
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    Because Pride can do the exact same thing Shikumaru can. Where is the proof that he can control someone who has a large degree of influence over his own shadow?
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    Ye, but is pride actually physically strong? He looks rather weedy to me.
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    Your scenario involved Shikamru taking control of Pride’s shadow, where all his power is.

  35. The Guardian in the TARDIS February 25, 2013 at 7:56 am -      #36

    much as I’d love to see Shikamaru win this….i have trouble seeing him control Prides shadows

  36. sadot06 February 25, 2013 at 8:59 am -      #37

    Shikamaru only struggles to maintain his shadow hold when the opponent has an extremely high degree of Chakra. Does this apply to Pride?

  37. Zazax February 25, 2013 at 9:45 am -      #38

    “Shikamaru only struggles to maintain his shadow hold when the opponent has an extremely high degree of Chakra. Does this apply to Pride?”
    That depends. How exactly would one define chakra?

  38. TheSorrow February 25, 2013 at 9:47 am -      #39

    Chakra is just another way of saying “life energy”. The Philospher’s Stone is practically powered by that.

  39. Zazax February 25, 2013 at 9:54 am -      #40

    Yeah, that’s pretty much what I was thinking. Was just asking for confirmation and such.

  40. Chaos Ridley February 25, 2013 at 10:53 am -      #41

    I don’t know about you guys but I think Pride has the upper hand.
    Firstly Pride is couple hundred years old and the leader of the Homunculus under Father. Though not the best strategist in FMA. In most times he was the guy behind most traps and plan he put on Ed and the team. Don’t get me wrong, if Edward and his group was able to take down Pride (for a certain amount of time). Surely Shikamaru can do the same, just better with a team against the likes for Pride, or Wrath even. It required a big group in FMA to take out Pride.
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    Secondly, can you see the limitation? Shikamaru is limited on Chakra/energy, especially when he uses his shadow jutsu. Pride can use his shadow to practically cover an entire tunnel or a big piece of land without tiring himself. Pride can easily spam shadows at Shikamaru before he can get to his position to use his. Unless Shikamaru is under a shade.
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    Lastly, Shikamaru taking down Hidan was good in the manga. However, it’s just that Hidan’s range is limited to his reach with his scythe so he can use his curse. Shikamaru has the range advantage to keep his distance. Pride can create Shadows as long or longer than Shikamaru’s without tiring. Also, Hidan can’t die but you can take off his head and limbs to completely disable him. Easier than Pride who can regenerate almost instantly even through dislocation until he can’t regen anymore. I can’t see how Shikamaru could land a couple critical hits on Pride to rush his regeneration.

  41. Envoy February 25, 2013 at 11:12 am -      #42

    “But wouldn’t that also mean Shimakaru cannot use his own Shadows?”
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    Shikamaru has used shadows within shadows before, the extend his range.
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    “Where is the proof that he can control someone who has a large degree of influence over his own shadow?”
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    The target’s shadow shouldn’t influence much anything, Shikamaru doesn’t control any other shadow but his own. He can control a body with the shadow possession thing.

  42. AkumaTh February 25, 2013 at 11:53 am -      #43

    Shikamaru has used shadows within shadows before, the extend his range.
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    The problem is Pride can use other shadows as a weapon, even someone else’s.
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    The target’s shadow shouldn’t influence much anything, Shikamaru doesn’t control any other shadow but his own. He can control a body with the shadow possession thing.
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    And there lies the problem. Pride attacks with the Shadows, without moving his body much. Can Shikamaru survive against someone like that?

  43. TheSorrow February 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm -      #44

    The target’s shadow shouldn’t influence much anything, Shikamaru doesn’t control any other shadow but his own. He can control a body with the shadow possession thing.
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    Yes, but some people believe that as soon as Pride’s shadow touches Shikamaru’s, Shikamaru would have the advantage.

  44. Dr. Doctor February 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm -      #45

    Does Shikamaru know of the Philosopher’s Stone? Maybe Pride could feign death and kill Shiki from behind…just a thought?

  45. TheSorrow February 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm -      #46

    Does Shikamaru know of the Philosopher’s Stone? Maybe Pride could feign death and kill Shiki from behind…just a thought?
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    I believe “regeneration” would be added to the list of capabilities.

  46. Tails111 February 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm -      #47

    I think Pride has this. Shikamaru might be smarter, but Pride seems to have the better powers.

  47. Marcel February 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm -      #48

    Is it just me, or does Pride and his shadows visually remind anyone of a child version of Alucard? (Oh gosh; is there a match in there somewhere?????)

  48. The Guardian in the TARDIS February 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm -      #49

    well Pride’s Philosopher’s stone is similar to Pre Schrodinger Alucard’s 3million souls…..same with all the homunculi so yeah I’d say there’s potential for several matches there.

  49. Marcel February 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm -      #50

    Assuming of course, Pride has a counter to explosive-head bullets. Forgot Al had those.

  50. Amm0vamp1r3 February 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm -      #51

    Alucard? Interesting

  51. The Guardian in the TARDIS February 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm -      #52

    I don’t see any reason any of the Homunculi would be bothered by the bullets, at all.

  52. The King of Games February 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm -      #53

    They wouldn’t be they would just regen. The exploding bullets from the Jackel don’t negate regen they just overpower Anderson’s regen because he has lower tier regen. Alucard could beat every Homunculis except Gluttony because he can just open the gate in his cheast and eat him whole.

  53. Marcel February 25, 2013 at 10:58 pm -      #54

    Then we might have a match on our hands, gentlemen!

  54. The Guardian in the TARDIS February 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm -      #55

    really? you think none of them besides Gluttony could give him a fight?

  55. Amm0vamp1r3 February 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm -      #56

    Yea Father seems like he would be trouble,
    and I thought Alucards bullets nulled Andersons healing because they made a hole to big to fix.Along side the mercury tips

  56. The King of Games February 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm -      #57

    @Amm0
    Yeah they did more damage then Anderson could heal. Homunculis don’t have that problem becasue they can pretty muvh regen from nothing.
    @GA
    It’s not that they won’t give him a fight it’s that he can easily out last them in a killing contest. He has way more lives then them. Father would be hell bent to beat Alucard unless he forced a gate open and pushed Alucard through.

  57. Amm0vamp1r3 February 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm -      #58

    Ok then yea the bullets wont do much if they can heal the big holes.

  58. Chaos Ridley February 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm -      #59

    “Homunculis don’t have that problem becasue they can pretty muvh regen from nothing.”

    True, but it is limited. What I believe is that the more damage an attack does to a body the more regeneration is used. The regeneration is used the more power it used from the Stone. Therefore it is exhausting its power until their body can’t regenerate anymore. Like in FMA:B when Mustang practically just burned Envy to the point when he won’t be regenerating any longer after regenerating too much.

    Which bring this. A character who is going to fight against a homunculis are more likely to win if they can give out massive amount of damage continuously without risking their own lives in the process. Mustang is a great example since he can literally burn anyone, anywhere without tiring himself and keeping his distance. Also giving a notably well amount of damage. Another type of characters similar to Mustang can be long-range magic users like Master Xehanort and Dr. Doom, or anyone armed with firearms like Doom Guy, or Samus Aran who are equipped with weapons capable of obliterating enemies. (BFG, Annihilator Beam)

  59. Chaos Ridley February 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm -      #60

    “Ok then yea the bullets wont do much if they can heal the big holes.”

    That depends. If a character has unlimited ammo they can spam it at the Homunculis to the point where they can’t heal anymore. The more powerful the damage the better too. The characters that has this type of technique and the weapons to do so are Dante, Alucard, and Braig/Xigbar. However this sort of technique can work better for certain homunculis then the others. For example: Envy has no notable defense against million bullets while Greed can defend himself with no damage whatsoever thanks to his harden skin.

  60. Hermit February 26, 2013 at 12:31 am -      #61

    “Alucard could beat every Homunculis except Gluttony because he can just open the gate in his cheast and eat him whole.”
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    I dunno, Greed seems pretty much invulnerable the moment he coats himself with the Ultimate Shield.
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    So ladies and gentlemen, who’s winning?

  61. The Guardian in the TARDIS February 26, 2013 at 11:00 am -      #62

    @Hermit
    I believe Pride is going to get to stroke his own ego when the match is over.

  62. Shgon Dunstan February 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm -      #63

    I’m I alone in thinking that Shikamaru would have about as much, if not more, luck just… Punching Pride, as he would trying to use his shadow jutsu?

  63. TheSorrow February 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm -      #64

    He might as well stick to using traps and sneak attacks because anything else would probably be suicidal.

  64. suntan50 April 7, 2013 at 5:36 am -      #65

    doesn’t matter. Pride isn’t exactly stupid, and his shadows aren’t usually “on” the ground. Shikimaru’s tradmark trap, Trap Kunai won’t work because of this. Shadow Possession isn’t out of the question, if he gets Pride’s shell’s shadow, but since when does Pride just show his body? He usually stores it somewhere, and because of the battlefield, his attack shadows can literally be everywhere at once.
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    A direct confrontation attack is for once in Pride’s favor, so he could extend his shadow through the entire town, and proceed to stab shikimaru from 360 degrees around and the entire ground. Even if Shikimaru jumps, he has to touch the ground sometime.

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