@UltimateHero0406: And a bald 12 year old monk with a curtain for an outfit and arrows for tattoos is not goofy looking? Ozai has been put into a battle with a kid the same age as Aang, he knows what Aang managed to do to him despite his age and lack of training. Naruto will be treated no different in his eyes. (More indepth down below)
And he could have been on the gound but he had more room to let loose in the open air. But this is a different situation.
No its not, in fact the setting makes it more likely that he will take to the air given he is fighting in a forest. Taking to the air will give him more room, you answered your own point right there no need for me to continue on that.
It is not specified so it is assumed that both fighters start on the ground at a good distance from one another.
You're right its not specified, but at what point did I say he stated off in the air? I said that as soon as the fight starts its in his nature to take to the air and send fire everywhere, I at no point changed the rules to make him start in the air.
But I'm not seeing why Ozai would not simply think to waist Naruto in one move instead of going through all the trouble to burn down the area.
Ok lets say he does remain on the ground, his charged blast takes 3 seconds to charge, it has more than enough range to hit naruto even if he decides to run and has the spread to make it next to impossible to dodge. Trained jounin were unable to dodge Madaras wide spread fire jutsu (Not the same but spread and range are similar) I find it unlikely that Naruto back in his "silly" days will be able to trump them.
Naruto on the other hand will resort to his clones almost instantly, as is his nature. That or tighten his headband and the say "believe it!".
2 seconds have pased, now he is either going to run at him, not dash, just run. Or he is going to charge rasengan. At this point Ozai has already charged and fired his attack, Naruto lacks the speed to dodge it at this point and gets hit. While his odds of winning while Ozai is standing on Earth are slightly higher, he sill suffers from his "Take it slow" attitude and it wont make any noticable difference to the outcome. If you want to follow this path I would say Ozai wins 6 out of10 times, with the 4 times being when he gets smart and blitzes him before he can fire off his attack.
The burning down of the area is a side effect of his attack, not his actual goal. The point of firebending is to devastate a wide area, if you want precision you go with lightning or water.
In the series he was destroying the forest to conquere the Earth kingdom and he wanted to kill Aang so he was wanted to use everything he has. Just because the comet is going over doesn't mean that he wants to burn trees for no reason.
You have seen the show right? I only ask because you seem to not understand his motives for attacking the Earth Kingdom the way he did.
He was going to fly over the entire Earth Kingdom and burn it to dust, His focused attack was going to be used by all of the airships and he would go over the nation like the Covenant turning the ground to ash and destroying everything they passed over.
He didnt go there to burn down a forest beside the water and then start a ground invasion he was litteraly going over the nation with the intent of glassing the entire kingdom.
The comet went over and he wanted to burn the WHOLE KINGDOM, that was the point of his invasion. He would turn everything in the Earth Kingdom to ash with the power boost from Sozins Comet.
Honestly, did you not watch the show or something because this was made VERY clear when he pronounced himself Phoenix King Ozai.
His plan was to turn the Earth Kingdom to ash in one day, That gives him a reason to not waste the power that he is not being amped by.
He has no reason to assume Naruto can do anything more than cry for his mommy which leaves him open for a counter attack. And then theres the fact that he has no motive here.
He had no real motive to fight Zuko in an Agni-Kai when he was about 8-9 years old, yet he done so anyway and not only that he gave him a scar. And this was before he became a crazed warlord with a minor god complex thanks to Sozins Comet
Your argument is based on Ozai having some form of compassion to children who he feels are beneath him.
HE HAS NO COMPASSION.
He is a cold hearted son of a bitch who is willing to harm his son for speaking during a council meeting. Not even for fighting him, just for speaking. Not only that he banished him from the fire kingdom after it was done.
He cares little for his own children what makes you think he will hold back against Naruto?
His motive is the same as Naruto's, This is a fight between them, If his son got his face burned off during a normal day from just speaking to him what do you think this psycopath is going to do when he is amped by the power Sozins Comet (Something which changes him mindset completely as he loses what little compassion he had left anyway) giving him some form of a god complex after hearing Naruto scream "Im gonna beat you because im the next Hokage. BELIEVE IT!".
If I was him I would want to burn this mother into ashes too.
He will show no compassion to Naruto given that he knows the 2 of them are fighting since its not a random encounter. To say he will go easy on Naruto because he is a kid who he may think to be weaker is moot when he did not hold back against his own son.
Like I said before on the ground 6-10 in Ozai's Favor
In the air its an almost guarenteed win for Ozai so his only chance is to get smart and blitz from the get go not giving him a chance. A mentality which based on past experience is not in his favor. 7-10 in Ozai's favor in this scenario.
Of course I accept if you want to believe that Naruto wins but I am just putting it out there that Naruto being in character gives Ozai more than a fair chance to actually win this.