Naruto vs. Luffy: Who Would Win?

By Samona Punjabi / February 5, 2022

For several years the Naruto and One Piece fan bases debated who would win in a battle between the two shonen protagonists. Both Naruto Uzumaki and Monkey D. Luffy come from humble beginnings, overcoming their weaknesses and past to become more powerful. The two have become part of the strongest characters in their respective universes.

Of course, Naruto and Luffy are unrivaled when having the sheer will to win a battle of stamina. Naruto, with his monstrous chakra reserves and Luffy with his intensive training, are both usually the last men standing after a fight. However, if we analyze their strengths, weaknesses, and the limits both characters can reach, we can get answers to who might win between the two. Let's take a look.

Who Would Win in a Shonen Showdown Between Naruto and Luffy?


Luffy is the main protagonist of One Piece and derives his powers from a devil fruit. Having consumed the Gum-Gum Fruit, Luffy can stretch his elastic body as far as he can reach. In addition, Luffy can also snap his fists like a rubber band and change the density of his muscles and skin. Luffy has found new ways to utilize his Devil Fruit in combat during his pirating adventure, creating Gears.

Luffy x Gear Fourth

Luffy's Gears grant him powers like super strength and invulnerability from attacks. At Fourth Gear, Luffy can strike so fast that the friction of his fists against the air creates fire. Luffy is also among the few people in the world who can use all three types of Haki, supernatural energy that flows through everyone. With Haki, Luffy is an almost indestructible force of nature. One of Luffy's most remarkable feats of strength came during his fight with Doflamingo, where his King Kong Gun attack shook the island so violently that the earth itself split.

Luffy using Busoshoku: Koka on his arm.

However, every person who consumes the devil fruit has one major drawback: they lose the ability to swim. Luffy might be one of the most formidable characters with enormous endurance levels, but this weakness is a significant problem while fighting someone as strong as Naruto.


Naruto x Sage Mode

Luffy is one of the most powerful shonen characters. However, a fight against the number 1 unpredictable ninja Naruto Uzumaki is simply unfair to our favorite straw hat pirate. We can't talk about Naruto's strength without mentioning his enormous chakra reserves and his ability to control them with precision. In addition, Naruto's Sage Mode allows him to move faster than anyone else and command massive amounts of natural energy. In addition to chakra, Naruto can use shadow clones to create several giant rasengans.

We haven't even begun to talk about Naruto's KCM (Kurama Chakra Mode), which is unparalleled. Naruto's massive chakra reserve grants him almost unlimited endurance and regenerates from most injuries. Naruto, even without KCM, would be a force to be reckoned with for our straw-hatted Monkey D. Luffy. Assuming that any of Luffy's strongest attacks could even leave a dent on Naruto, it wouldn't matter.

Naruto x tailed beast mode.

Not to mention Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode, where his abilities rise to such absurd levels he can dodge attacks moving at the speed of light. In addition, there's the even mightier Asura Kurama Mode, where Naruto fuses three Shadow Clone avatars of Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Fox, into one colossal beast, which was too much even for Sasuke and his Indra Susanoo.

Naruto x Asura Kurama Mode

Conclusion: Naruto Wins

Naruto x KCM

Look, we love Luffy and Naruto both, but as we said, this fight is simply unfair to Luffy. The straw hat pirate is fast, but he can't travel at the speed of light, and even if he did, Naruto would still dodge an attack since he's FASTER THAN LIGHT. Luffy's command over Haki is unparalleled. However, it is nothing compared to Naruto's chakra reserves, thanks to his Uzumaki blood.

Naruto, of course, has limits and weaknesses. However, none of his drawbacks are as prominent as Luffy's weakness which is water. Naruto, whose power is enough to destroy a country, could very well destroy any island the two are fighting on and have Luffy fall into the water. Since Luffy cannot do anything in this situation, Naruto wouldn't even need Sage Mode to defeat him, let alone his KCM or Asura Kurama modes.

To put it mildly, Naruto wouldn't just win; he would destroy Luffy. However, don't lose heart, One Piece fans; Luffy is strong in his own way and a part of a completely different universe. While he may not defeat Naruto, he definitely will defeat Kaidou. At least that's what we believe!

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