Wait, Inyuasha can slash mountains apart? And can't Father make nuclear explosions? And can't Goku you know blow up planets with an eye blink?
D clears but just barely? Depends on how smart Goku is during the last fight. All the others are just warm-ups. The only problem D has is in movement speed. He has light speed reaction speed but not movement speed (a rare instance in which reaction and battle speed is less than movement speed due to lack of a skill/technique, D also lacks flight).
This whole thing is just D vs. Saiyan saga Goku. It's a really tough call to be sure. I'd say 50/50 and tactics is 100% of the battle between the two.
@ReiKai: D can't fly, he'd have no way to reach Goku if Goku was in orbit. Goku could probably travel around the world in a few hours (at that point in his career) and yet it takes D several days. Travel speed means being able to travel large distances. Theoretically Goku would be sniping at D from a distance, not necessarily with Ki blasts though as i agree the hand could probably eat it (to me Ki = magic)
Goku has another advantage in being able to operate in the day. Basically it would be hit and run tactics and D has no answer for that since D can't fly and has a much slower travel speed. In close combat though, nothing about Goku in the Saiyan saga would suggest he'd be able to deflect D's sword though (it would just cut through him probably). As i said, tactics decides the fight.
@ReiKai: If Goku is high in the sky there's no way D can peg him with wooden stakes which would just burn up if thrown with full force. Goku can just snipe with both items and ki blasts. The hand doesn't have much in the way of speed feats as it actually has to be aware of things coming at it. You have to remember the hand and D are 2 separate entities (yes, I have all the books too).
@ReiKai: Nowhere in the opening OP does it say "standing 10 feet apart" and D emits an aura outside of Ki sense. The books have made that much clear where even normals can sense the "danger" of D. The [problem with the hand is that it's not fast. D has FTL reflexes but the hand doesn't
That was the event. Here is the context. During this point in the story, "D" is in a floating town, so they are not on ground level, and as we know Lightning actually initially starts at Lightspeed, but by passing through particles in the air is decelerated to about 1/3rd the speed of light by the time it hits the ground. Now, at this juncture the town was passing through a canyon where a permanent Electromagnetic Storm is in place, so there is lightning at all times. Under normal conditions, lowest cloud cover is roughly 6000ft above ground. So normally, a bolt of lightning would hit the ground from 6000ft at about 1/3rd lightspeed. The Conditions "D" is in, the Town is roughly 100+ft off ground level, and the Electromagnetic Storm is within the Canyon itself, so that is perhaps 1000ft between it and the ground below, give or take a hundred feet. So the distance between the point of origin of the Lightning Bolt and Dr Tsurugi's position was anywhere between 900-1100ft at most. Roughly a 1/6th the distance lightning would normally travel. That means that the Lightning in this instance is traveling faster due to the shorter distance and is thus decelerated a whole lot less than would be normal.
Vampire Hunter D Vol.4 "Tale of the Dead Town"
Bowing and excusing himself, the physician did an about face. Just above him, there was a flash of silvery light. A bolt of lightning that was about to strike his head was split in half, and the fragments twitched on the ground. Completely oblivious to what had happened, Dr. Tsurugi raced off.
2300ft/s equates to 1568.18mph. So just above Mach 2. That's not so fast considering all the other feats he's performed. Though it was the Distance here that was the determining factor. You have a lethal object moving at 2300ft/s with a distance between its firing point and the target being only 10ft. It would take that stake 0.004348ths of a second before it'd hit "D". Also there you see the rumor of "As they saying went, D's sword could cut down a laser beam". Clearly the speed of the stake gun and that of an actual laser is vastly different. In this instance it can be either Artistic License taken or a translation error. Frankly what he did a bit earlier in the same novel was more impressive.
Vampire Hunter D Vol.5 "The Stuff of Dreams" Page 166-167
Ten feet lay between the two of them. D would be a heartbeat too late to do anything about the stake gun
Sheriff Krutz pulled the trigger. The pressurized gas cylinder inside the firing mechanism gave the one-pound stake a speed of twenty-three hundred feet per second, but it was struck down before D's chest by a silvery flash of light. As the saying went, D's sword could cut down a laser beam.
Vampire Hunter D Vol.5 "The Stuff of Dreams" Page 164
"This time we'll be using these," dozens of mounted Harold images declared in unison, showing the weapons they had in their right hands: rough wooden stakes. "I hear these things work just dandy on dhampirs, too. And just so you know, we're all real. If there're a hundred of us, we'll drive a hundred stakes into you. Except we're gonna do it a little differently. Like this!"
Streaks of white light flew from the right hands of a few of them. As the whirling stakes rained down on him from horseback, D became a black wind and dashed into action.
Perhaps the images of Harold in the foremost row knew what they were doing as they called out to attack in low voices, each with a stake in one hand. The question remained: what would happen when the lone beautiful figure collided with the countless black ones?
If Harold's plan had a single miscalculation, it was from experience rather than the lack of it -- and conjectures he'd made about D's speed and strength with a sword based on their previous battle. None of the wooden stakes the false images brought down met anything but air. Every time the black shape moved between them like a mystic bird with the hem of his coat flashing out around him, countless Harold images were cut in half, merging with the air as they vanished.
Less than twenty seconds later, D stood motionless and alone on the clear, moonlit ground.