Able to open and survive the Eight Gates, Might Guy was the strongest taijutsu user in the world. universeNaruto. As a Jonin of the Leaf, he also trained students who he felt could make the most of his teachings, even risking his life for them.
He is devoted to concepts such as optimism, hard work, direct confrontation, and the power of youth. By identifying the shinobi he would train and contrasting them with the ones he would reject, we can better understand his priorities as a shinobi and as a person.
10 Would Train: Rock Lee Is Might Guy’s Favorite Student
The similarities between Might Guy and Rock Lee are uncanny, from their can-do attitudes to their fervent reliance on taijutsu. Both shinobi even dress the same way and have identical haircuts.
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Throughout the series, Might Guy expressed his preference for Lee over his other students. When Lee was afraid of an operation that could end in death, Guy told him that if he died, he would die too. This gave Lee great comfort and the courage to finish the operation. Fortunately, it was a success.
9 Rejection: Omoi Doesn’t Share Might Guy’s Energy
Omoi was a shinobi from the Cloud Village who made a show of his merits in the Fourth Shinobi War. He was devoted to his master, as seen when he tracked down Naruto in Konoha to discover his whereabouts.
However, he lacks Karui’s conviction and energy to face challenges. Although Omoi and Guy would be compatible friends, it is inevitable that they will become frustrated with their very different approaches to training. Omoi couldn’t keep up with Guy’s rigorous routine and never-ending drive to excel.
8 Would Train: Haku Has Qualities That Might Guy Would Admire
Although Haku was an enemy of the Leaf, he possesses qualities that Might Guy would find admirable. Throughout his short life, the man showed unwavering devotion to Zabuza, even going so far as to lay down his life on his behalf.
His projectile-based kekkei genkai can be off-putting at first, but Guy is familiar with mid-range and long-range shinobi training (as shown in his time with Tenten). If Haku were to consider joining the Leaf, Guy would welcome him with open arms and begin his training as soon as possible.
7 Rejection: Jirobo Has Decent Taijutsu But Is Too Cruel For Guys’ Tastes
At first, it might seem that Jirobo would be a perfect student for Guy. He is an excellent taijutsu fighter and strong enough to stop Choji’s human rock with his bare hands. With enough practice, he could transform into a force of nature.
However, there are a number of reasons why they are incompatible. In addition to being a member of the Sound Village, Jirobo delights in berating those who are weaker than him. He started fights with Guy’s other students, ruining the atmosphere of positivity and eventually getting him kicked out of training.
6 Would Train: Choji Has The Spirit Of A Champion
As a hand-to-hand combat-based taijutsu fighter, Choji would be an excellent choice to train Might Guy. He is kind, reliable, and loyal to his sensei. Also, his variety of expansion techniques would make the most of Guy’s lessons.
The only problems Guy could have with Choji are his poor diet and his insatiable desire to eat. However, it is likely that he allows Choji to eat whatever he wants with the understanding that his excess weight fuels stronger jutsu.
5 Rejection: Ino Isn’t Cut Out For Guy Routines
Although Ino can be a great asset to the Leaf, she has practically nothing else to relate to with Guy. She has little discipline, is inordinately brash, and possesses virtually no taijutsu skills.
To make matters worse, she is cowardly and unwilling to fight unless she knows she can win. This was shown during the Forest of Death, where she was unwilling to stop Team Dosu from attacking Team Seven without being asked by Shikamaru. In the end, Ino’s values are too different from Guy’s to make her a viable student, regardless of her allegiances.
4 Would Train: Guy Would Admire Shisui’s Commitment And Loyalty
Shisui has shown incredible commitment and loyalty throughout his short life. He was willing to cast a genjutsu on his own clan for the good of his village, and even died rather than give up his remaining sharingan to Danzo.
Might Guy would immediately recognize Shisui’s potential and offer him a place on his team as soon as possible. If his mastery of taijutsu was combined with the power of the sharingan, his student would become a defender of Konoha great enough to rival Naruto or Sasuke.
3 Rejection: Kankuro Has Nothing To Learn From Guy
Although Kankuro made up for his earlier cruelty with the Sasuke retrieval mission, he would not be a good match for Might Guy. In addition to his flat and tough personality, their jutsu styles are incompatible.
Since Kankuro uses his hands to control his puppets, the only way he could use Guy’s teachings is in close combat to defend himself. Considering the serious demands placed on him to gain such a minimal advantage, Kankuro would decline Guy’s offer and focus on perfecting his own art as the world’s greatest puppet master.
2 Would Train: The guy would love Naruto’s enthusiasm
The boy quickly grew fond of Naruto. The young man’s enthusiasm for training was so great that he tired Master Jiraiya. He is eager to fulfill his dream and to protect the Blade, both qualities that would further endear him to his new sensei.
Learning Guy’s taijutsu would have substantial results. He assumes that Naruto’s shadow clones would be individually more formidable, making the army he summons in combat almost impossible to defeat. The only problem with choosing Guy over Jiraiya is that he wouldn’t learn toad summoning, Sage mode, or the rasengan.
1 Refusal: Kabuto Seeks Too Many Shortcuts To Power
As an experienced medical ninja with a deadly combat jutsu, Kabuto would benefit from Might Guy’s teachings. However, he’s too scheming to be trusted, and he doesn’t possess the qualities his sensei is looking for.
Kabuto prefers to cheat his way to power through scientific research and augmentations. Even if Guy were willing to recruit him, Kabuto would quickly tire of his training regiment and retreat to Lord Orochimaru’s notes. In honor of Kabuto, he became so formidable on his own that even Itachi had trouble defeating him.