You all know what time it is, another round of fantasy battle between two famous franchises in anime history, and it is none other than One Piece and Naruto, two of the most beloved franchises that are long-standing titans and pillars of the otaku community!
Today, let’s answer the question : Is Luffy stronger than Naruto ?
In the red corner, we have our very own Monkey D. Luffy, captain of the Strawhat Pirate Fleet and one of the Four Emperors of the Sea, and in the blue corner, we have Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage, and the Hero of the Hidden Leaf Village! Who will emerge victorious amongst the two??
As always, I’ll be your trusted guide throughout this post, and seeing that I’ve been a One Piece fan since 2008, I can’t wait to tell and show you how this post and battle unfold between the two behemoths!
Luffy vs Naruto
Naruto and Luffy. Two poster boys for the Shonen Jump Magazine, with the sales of the two mangas often clashing with one another in an attempt to reign supreme over the market. The same can be said for their anime adaptations as well as which of the two might have a greater following of the show.
Our captain doesn’t need any introduction, BUT for the sake of the article, I’ll recap this one more time. Hailing from the seas of East Blue, Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy inspired by Shanks and Gol D. Roger, his idols, to become the one and only King of the Pirates! But to do that, he must amass a crew large and brave enough to fight against other rogue pirates as well as the Marines of the World Government! So far, his dream seems close to fruition.
On the other hand, we have our very own Naruto Uzumaki, who didn’t give up on his dreams either, just like Luffy! His dream of becoming a Hokage and being accepted by the whole village is no easy dream, as everyone in the Hidden Leaf Village shunned him for being a Jinchuuriki. Despite all the odds against the lad, he overcame them with swift dedication over time. Eventually, he made his dream come true by becoming the Seventh Hokage of the Village and being hailed a hero by the same people who shunned him!
Now, this question has been on the minds of so many fans, but who would win in a showdown between the two?
For this fight, we lock Gear 5 and baryon mode in purpose ! You can check an other fight between naruto and Luffy (both full potential) here : Is Naruto baryon mode stronger than Luffy gear 5 ?
Well, let’s find out below!
Categories for battle assessment
Here are the categories for the fight:
- Power (destructive capabilities)
- Battle IQ
- Devils fruit vs Jutsu
Is Luffy stronger than Naruto in terms of Strength?
Now Luffy has fought some VERY tough opponents in his journey. There’s Enel, Doflamingo, Big Mom, Katakuri, and last but not least, Kaido. All of them proved to be a huge challenge for Luffy to handle, but ultimately, he overcame them with dedication and perseverance.
Naruto, on the other hand, has faced enemies that are way tougher than the ones Luffy has fought with the likes of Madara Uchiha, Kaguya, Toneri, Momoshiki, and Isshiki Otsutsuki, all of whom are Planetary Level adversaries at the very least. Since Naruto has fought them off, Luffy will have a tougher time trying to beat Naruto.
Naruto stomps Luffy in terms of Strength.
Is Luffy stronger than Naruto in terms of Speed?
Luffy is fast, there’s no doubt about that. If he can keep up with Katakuri’s attacks, which are known to be amongst the fastest in the One Piece Universe as well as Doflamingo’s and Kaido’s attacks.
Naruto’s opponents are on a whole another level since the Momoshiki’s are way faster than the speed of light and certainly faster than the opponents of the One Piece verse.
Naruto blitzes Luffy in terms of Speed.
Is Luffy stronger than Naruto in terms of Power (Destructive Capabilities)?
If there is one thing that our Shonen Jump poster boys are famous for, it’s definitely destruction, and you can say that for both of them, not just one.
Luffy’s tales of wreaking havoc are famous amongst his friends and foes alike, with the pummeling of Katakuri as well as Big Mom via his Gear 4 form would be island level at most.
In Naruto’s case, it is entirely different, he had to obliterate Toneri and Fused Momoshiki in his Kurama Avatar Form which is Planetary Level at maximum. I think this clearly dictates which one is superior and which is not in this one.
Naruto overwhelms Luffy in terms of Power (Destructive Capabilities).
Is Luffy stronger than Naruto in terms of Endurance?
Luffy took some hard blows that can’t be matched. If you remember that tear-jerking moment where Zoro had to absorb all of Luffy’s pain just for his captain to heal, if he suffered that much pain “Pre-Timeskip”, imagine what he must have gone through “Post-Timeskip” when he faced off against Doflamingo, Big Mom, Katakuri and Kaido and his Beast Pirates.
If Naruto has fought with Planetary Level enemies, I am pretty sure he has the Durability as well as the Endurance to fight them back as well. I mean, he survived an explosion that blew a hole in the Moon! And you expect Luffy to beat him just like that!?
Naruto beats Luffy in terms of Endurance.
Is Luffy stronger than Naruto in terms of IQ?
Naruto was, once upon a time, a simpleton, just like Luffy. But as he grew older and wiser and became Hokage, his IQ, and aspect for Intelligence increased with his age as time flew by. With the way he dealt with situations assuming the title ship of Hokage, one would automatically guess that he’s got the right knowledge for this stuff.
Luffy, on the other hand, goes with emotions and doesn’t weigh down his options, as said before in the posts many times and goes with his emotions.
Naruto beats Luffy in terms of IQ.
Is Luffy stronger than Naruto in terms of Battle IQ?
Naruto is pretty gifted when it comes to battle due to the fact that he can perform sneak attacks on his enemies, thanks to the pranks that he used to pull on the villagers in his childhood days, and can adapt to situations pretty well!
Luffy may be a simpleton but is a VERY gifted fighter on the battlefield since he can mimic his opponent’s actions as well as the tactics employed by them to gain an advantage.
Luffy and Naruto are equal in terms of Battle IQ.
Is Luffy stronger than Naruto in terms of Devil Fruit power?
Now, Luffy has the good ol’ Gomu Gomu no Mi fruit, a Paramecia Devil Fruit that stretches his body like a rubber and makes him who he is! The only downside is that whenever he would be submerged in water, he would drown or become weak to such an extent that he cannot move.
Naruto has the use of Jutsus and can summon any Element under his command. One Water Summoning Jutsu would mean the end of Luffy in a heartbeat.
Naruto’s Jutsu would win over Luffy’s Devil Fruit Power.
I hate to break it to you all but Naruto takes the cake in this one since he has all the advantages to overpower and overwhelm Luffy.
I doubt they would fight if the two ever met each other, but eh, that’s just my two cents of it.
Naruto stomps Luffy with a moderate difference.