actually gaara wins this. his long range ninjutsu is the best in narutoverse so far. he was able to take on 4th kazekage, muu (defeating them both), and 2nd mizukage. thats an incredible chakra supply. he saved onokis ass at least twice, and garnered praise from mizukage. jiraiya beating the pain bodies isnt to say he would defeat prime nagato or even sick nagato with gedo mazo. he had unmastered sage mode and not really the ninjutsu power to bring down shinra tensei. i think pain saying he would have won is stretching it since naruto knew almost everything about every pain body and he still lost, needing reinforcements from hinata.
You bumped this disgrace of a thread to post something as stupid as that?
Firstly, beating the 4th kazekage really isn't that great a feat. Gaara surpassed his father, huzzah, but the 4th kazekage was never reputed to be THAT powerful. My memory may be a little hazy, but didn't Gaara have Onoki for the entire fight? (-_-) Gaara attacking the kage simultaneously doesn't mean he alone was fighting them for the whole thing.
As for beating Muu...
Yep. There goes Gaara. Delivering the final blow.
Judging by the amount of difficulty Muu was giving Onoki and based on the hype surrounding him, there was no way Gaara could have ever won against Muu.
"Jiraiya beating the pain bodies isnt to say he would defeat prime nagato".
And Gaara could? From what prime Nagato demonstrated, he's currently the strongest character who's shown their full powers.
You are horrendously overrating Gaara, who, last time we tuned in, was getting his ass handed to him by the Mizukage and thus far has given no better feats than when he had Shukaku (back when he got owned by Deidara).
Jiraiya destroys him.