Pain is way too strong for a fairy tail low-high tier characters
Really? Where would you rank pain in FT?
I rank him at least Hades level.
Not all forums will agree though with my assessment. Although more do agree than not from what I have seen in my occasional extensive lurkings in the internet forums out of curiosity.
Those who don't forget that Pain's strongest jutsu are very lethal in FT and that they lack a counter to Gedo Mazo or its soul ripping dragon. Pretty much is Hades level of lethality in destructive power and hax.
As you can see here, there are those who say Pain solos Ft. I disagree but anyway.
Brain is clearly fodder. Preskip Jura beat him and Preskip Jura isn't that impressive by Akatsuki standards.
Zero on the other hand is pretty strong. However, I say top tier Akatsuki murks him.
If you allow Preta Path's absorption as nearly all forums will equalize energies, that's a very big negative to Zero. As u sual Shinra Tensei counters Zero's darkness magic as well and Zero being one person is subject to any potential blind flankings by Human or Asura Path and giant summon pressure. And of course Asura Path has missiles and giant laser cannon explosion,
Pain going all out is actually pretty scary if you think about it. We just never got to see it.