The moment I saw rave in the title i knew that this would be a curbstomp
The current kage seem to be the weakest set yet. Tsunade isn't anywhere near up to par. A isn't nearly as good as the Kage before him who was pretty much invincible and Minato had the upper hand against him in their scuffle. Tsuchikage is old and out of his prime. The 2nd Mizukage seemed to have been a lot more powerful than the current and was able to take the Tsuchikage out (even though it ended up being a clone). Only Gaara seems to be more powerful than his predecessor. The point is don't compare the old Kage to the current Kage because the new ones aren't as good imo.
As for this fight I think Minato is being severely underestimated and once again Itachi is being massively overestimated. Itachi himself admitted that if he had fought Jirayai the fight would've ended in a draw and both Itachi and Kisame ran from Jirayai after. Tsukiyomi's a powerful genjutsu but it only works if you make eye contact and Minato moves so fast it would be hard to for Itachi to make eye contact intentionally. It's probably the same reason why Sasuke didn't just use Tsukiyomi on the Raikage or any of the other kage.
And on the topic of Raikage.
Then Minato got an order to retreat. But Raikage tried attacking him again and this happened.
Minato would've killed the Raikage in one move if Bee hadn't intervened and he would've killed Bee too (although Bee would've also possible killed him). There's a reason why it was common knowledge that if you saw Minato you were to flee on sight and once he's flung those kunai around the battlefield it's nigh on impossible to stop him and Raikage himself stated that there "was never a man who could surpass him".
He also defeated Tobi and that's no easy feat given Tobi's intangibility. Btw Itachi didn't defeat Tobi, he merely set a trap for him which could've killed him but I don't believe Itachi was even aware of Tobi's space time ninjutsu.
Itachi's Susanoo could prove a problem but it has such a high chakra cost it's unlikely Itachi could maintain it for long. Minato could easily teleport around avoiding Susanoo's attacks until Itachi ran out of chakra or if necessary Minato can easily do BFR on Itachi as was shown during his fight with the Kyuubi.
Minato's not stupid either, he had the foresight to tag B during his fight with A and B and he figured out how to defeat Tobi in their brief scuffle which shows that in terms of battle intelligence he is as smart as Itachi.
I'm giving this fight to Minato.
@DBZ_universe: Yep even her reflexes are quite impressive as on the next page you can see her dodging multiple lasers and then a "torrent of needles"
And her proficiency with swords is such that she can fight well using even her feet.
She's also shown herself to have a degree of telekinesis which is why she can use her Heaven's Wheel armour so effectively. She can also block some attacks from hitting her with her telekinesis.
@SpeedForceSpider: Magical attacks they wouldn't be very useful because she can requip into an armour which can greatly reduce the damage of magic. So far she has shown to have armour for flame, water and lightening to such a degree that the magic inflicts almost no damage to her. She owns over 100 types of armour so she would have an appropriate armour for most situations.
I think it would be quite close with speed equalised.
@DBZ_universe: You're right I'll equalise speed. I'll also take off drive forms for Sora.
In terms of strength I'll show you this feat of Erza's. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111230044860/fairytail/images/f/f3/Erza%27s_enhanced_strength.gif (it won't let me post the actual gif). She can casually slice through steel as well, although granted it's no skyscraper but she could possibly do it, especially after time skip. She wasn't even using her best attack armour.
She has really good durability too. She's tanked giant explosions and during the fight with Azuma she tanked his strongest attack twice, which looked at least like a city block buster.
@TheBlackDragonz: Yeah I believe dramon gauntlets are meant to be effective vs dragon types as far as I can remember. Still I think Imperialdramon should win this because he's a dna digivolution which should make him a little bit more powerful imo.
" It is said that the power to destroy a planet dwells in its attacks" Imperialdramon fighter mode. Imperialdramon is meant to be really powerful even amongst mega level digimon.
@Haofan123: Yeah it's one of those rare times where the "bad guy" wins.
Hao can absorb someone's soul by just looking at them. He's fused with the great spirit and is pretty much a god.
@TheNobody: When in anime does an explosion ever kill an important person? Especially in shounen the main characters can tank explosions way more powerful than C1. The gif I posted above shows Erza tanking an explosion way bigger than C1 and most likely even C2 and that was when she was wearing armour which greatly reduces her defence. Have you seen Fairy Tail? Her and Natsu take beatings far greater than what Deidara can dish out, other than C3. C3 is an attack that has to be prepared beforehand anyway and there is no prep for this battle so he shouldn't have it anyway.
You only have to look at who she's beaten in the past. She beat Azuma who was like a combination or Hashirama and Deidara and who beat Mirajaine another S Class with relative ease.
She tanked his strongest attack Terra Kuramare twice and still won the match, even though it was in his environment and he had a big battlefield advantage.
Also you're mistaken. Deidara didn't trick Sasuke, but Sasuke tricked Deidara. Deidara thought he was going to get Sasuke with C4 but Sasuke used genjutsu on him and Deidara didn't really realise until it was too late.
@TheNobody: http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/C1 I know she can't tank C3, I admitted that earlier and I believe C0 is not allowed. I was just trying to make the point that she can tank smaller attacks such as C1 without taking too much damage.
@321zigzag1: You're right she can only use one at a time but she can switch between them in an instant so it shouldn't pose too much of a problem.
She can fly with the Heaven's wheel armour but it doesn't seem to be for a very long time, her black wing armour gives her a far longer flight time.
I didn't understand what you meant in that one from last paragraph, but she is very fast with her flight armour on as she was able to keep up with Racer who can do feats as shown in gif a few posts up. She's also stated to be a match for Laxus who can turn into and move as fast as lightening.
She could probably tank a c1 to the face, she's tanked a lot worse than a c1 before.
@321zigzag1: To that last paragraph, that was exactly the point I was trying to make. He's too cocky and would probably underestimate her. Both are in character as stated by the OP. His cockiness let him get screwed by Itachi, Sasuke, Kankrup/Sai.