Too bad its not that easy for her to do, if it was she would have soloed Azula
She probably needs her opponents to stand still which a bloodlusted Hidan won't do.
Azula was an expert bender with knowledge of everyone on Aang's team by that point, she knew about Toph and earthbending in general so she knew how to avoid and counter her bending. Azula also took on Aang, Zuko, Katara, Iroh, and Sokka, some of them at the same time, so I don't see how Toph being bested by a more experienced bender who could solo nearly the whole team on their first encounter is something to discredit her for. No she does not need he opponent to stand still, Aang was literally zooming around he using his air bending and the moment he feet touched the ground she attacked where he was, it was only because he messed with her senses by flying could he get past her bending and knock her out of the ring. By the end of the series she also has metal bending so could she not just bend the metal in Hidan's scythe and trap him with that? Hidan is always bloodlusted, that was why Kakuzu had to bail him out most of the time, bloodlusted just means you are out to kill your opponent, it does not mean you lose all personality and go into a fit of rage attacking the opponent like many seem to think, that is called being in-raged. Whitebeard was bloodlusted when he fought Akainu but he didn't go firing off quakes at Luffy or his crew in an attempt to hit all the navy soldiers and Akainu, same thing here. Lol Hidan and Kakuzu were both tagged by explosive kunai being thrown at them and needed their defenses for it, I'm sure someone bending the earth would catch Hidan off guard. Hell, Considering Hidan's fighting style, his speed stat is somewhat less important. Reactions and deception is generally how he draws blood. Also, throwing his scythe he barely grazed Asuma and striking with his stake he could't do any damage to Shikamaru either. Add in the fact his Curse is prep-heavy and yeah, his attack speed is slow, but his overall agility isn't any worse than anyone elses.
@321zigzag1:Yes Hidan is faster but I guess the questions of speed difference is different for people.
Hidan is agile and has great melee speed but his movement speed is pretty unimpressive, he has shown more physical strength than speed as shown when he leaped at kakashi, Shikamaru caught his off guard with a straight up punch and you are supposed to have me believe he will notice the ground he is standing on to suddenly attack him and he will be able to avoid it?But I am pretty sure Hidan is quite faster than Azula not to mention he kept up with Kakash in taijutsu.
Kakashi had a kunai, Hidan had immortality and curse that required a scratch to activate, if anything if Kakashi did anything but be on the defensive, he'd be an idiot. Furthermore, given Hidan's superior range with the scythe, and the risk of death from losing a drop of blood, not putting 100% into defense would've been idiocy on Kakashi's end as well. It has nothing to do with speed, it has to do with the fact that anything Kakashi did offensively would be futile considering even if he stabbed Hidan a million times, it wouldn't do anything(the guy stabs himself every fight without problems) and the risk of damage defensively was increased 100fold from the curse. Also consider that despite this, Hidan still had to sneak up from behind while Kakashi was in midair(and use Kakuzu's Fuuton Mask/heart help the other time) Take those factors away and Kakashi would've blitzed Hidan to kingdom come.
Hidan's feats are largely overblown because people ignore/forget/miss the details and context. Hidan's best skill is his precise acrobatic maneuvering to avoid precision attacks. However, he's only really used it to avoid Shikamaru's shadow needles, which have never been noted to be particularly fast(people are constantly dodging his shadows when he doesn't sneak up on them) and he's never used it to avoid a large attack likeToph's tidal waves of earth. He didn't even come out successful in his direct clashes with Asuma. The first time they clashed, Asuma destroyed his weapon. The second time, he distracted Asuma with another weapon, which Asuma destroyed and in turn, got off one scratch, which Asuma would've been more careful about had he known about the curse and wouldn't have meant anything had he not had the curse. Blocking three shurikens would be impressive if we didn't constantly see people constantly blocking attacks like that(like Haku blocking Zabuza's shuriken with his needles) And all this was despite Asuma having to pay attention to keeping his team safe, keeping one eye on Kakuzu in case he decided to interfere, and having no knowledge until after he had one leg disabled by Hidan's curse so he couldn't move quickly. So basically, he's not super slow like Oonoki running on the ground carrying luggage or a typical genin, but he's relatively slow for a jounin but makes up for it with his curse, immortality, a giant scythe, taking advantage of ignorance of his abilities, sneak attacks, having Kakuzu as a distraction, and acrobatics. Nothing really better than Azula, Hidan also called himself the slowest member of the Akasuki.
Kakashi was also being stalked by Hidan and 2 of Kakuzu's masks and even with a mere kunai he held his own. He even escaped the "death trap" were Kakuzu makes good use of Hidans immortality by using Masks to attack the whole area while Hidan keeps Kakashi busy. I would also like to add that hidan was fighting with a tired Kakashi after he had used his lightning blade multiple times and protected his team from Kakuzu's attack.
Pretty good points although I may look at them later again.
However it still doesn't answer the Azula question. We have to remember Hidan's movement speed was unimpressive by Akatsuki's standards. We are comparing two different verses.
You are basically saying Azula has jounin level of speed. Is this what we are trying to prove now?