@321zigzag1: Fairy Tail was going all out on Acnologia yet Gildarts said that it was just playing and it wasn't using the power it used on him. That statement alone>>Natsu since by the looks of it Acnologia went all out on Gildarts and Gildarts alone must of gave Acnologia a better fight than what Fairy Tail did.
In the recent chapter that Gildarts appeared he destroyed an entire village just by tripping. Natsu needs to get fired up to accomplish such feat.
Gildarts magic level alone made Natsu cry.
Makarov cannot beat Gildarts and I don't remember in the manga them saying that Makarov>Gildarts.
The only mage that can beat Gildarts is Jellal.
Gildarts got destroyed. He lost a his left leg and left arm and an organ I believe in a blitz. Gildarts couldn't even fight back.
That village is really tiny. LFD Natsu's final blast had a much bigger range and power and Tenrou Island is only few kilometers at best.
Gildart's magic made Base Natsu in preskip cry. There is a vast difference.
Future Rouge and Hades > Gildarts as of this point. Don't get me wrong there are only very few who could beat him in FT.
Natsu only wins his fights by PIS. We don't know how strong gildarts has gotten ever since he left. Even if it was tiny he did it by tripping, again Natsu needs to get fired up to do that.
Hades never fought Gildarts so we cannot say he>Gildarts since Laxus (who is below Gildarts) made some damage on Hades also FT were tired and still beat Hades. Gildarts>>FT at the same time something Hades couldn't do.
And they need to re arrange the town every time he comebacks cause he destroys any building by touching it, I don't see current Natsu doing that.
Gildarts defeated Bluenote with ease who>>Natsu by squashing him with gravity.
Also if I recall Gildarts destroyed a black hole...yeah that's still better.
Again the only mage that can beat Gildarts is Jellal.