Since the Edo reanimation appearance of Minato in naruto fans want to know if Minato can defeat Hashirama in a fight? There is only one way to find out and that is to look at both characters’ feats and experiences in the show.
When it comes down to a popular question such as can Minato defeat Hashirama, many fans believe Minato can beat Hashirama in a real fight because Minato is stronger than Hashirama. However, that may not be the cause here. Minato may be faster and a bit strong but there is nothing much in his arsenal that can beat someone such as Hashirama who took down 100% Kyuubi and Eternal Mongekyou Sharingan Madara.
Minato And Hashirama Feats
When it comes to speed, Minato is at least 50 times faster than Hashirama yes and has better speed. However, Madara had a full Bijuu and his Susanoo armor around it plus combo attacks of Tail Beast Bomb and magatama. Yet still, Hashirama slapped Madra around a thousand times. Nothing in Minato’s arsenal is as strong and dangerous as a Perfect Susanoo and full Bijuu combo. But yet, Hashirama still tanked and overcame all those attacks.
It is obvious that Hashirama is stronger, has a lot of stamina and chakra reserves than Minato. All Bijuudama attacks were caught by Hashirama Mokuton’s hands and sent back. Mararae’s Rasengan gets stopped by the Mokujin or rather the generic Mokuton Hand while the Mokuryu also drains chakra from Kurama whenever it gets in contact with the beast.
Minato Namikaze would not be able to block or put an offense. The entire fight would probably just be Minato fighting defensively against Hiraishin trying to not let Kurama get suppressed. Minato Namikaze with his Kyuubi against Hashirama would get slapped around even worst.
By now, we all know that Minato uses teleportation Jutsu and he’s faster. Sure, however, Minato’s teleportation can’t grant him victory over someone such as Hashirama. The one thing his teleportation Jutsu does is either help him escape or create an opening for a perfect attack. Minato did not fully master Sage Mode either with would give him an edge to fight with Hashirama. While doing all that, Minato can not teleport all Hashirama’s Mokutons while they are fighting. Even if Minato somehow gets the chance to mark Hashirama, Hashirama would destroy Minato with all the Mokuton spam.
Kishi wanted Hashirama untouchable by the other Edo Kages. He is the only character who is without parallel until the Rikudous characters come about with 8 gates Might Guy be excluded because the 8 gates are a suicide final attack. Edo Hashirama back in the 4th great war, who is weaker than living Hashirama, was used as a means to measure Juubito’s power.
Can Minato Namikaze Defeat Hashirama?
Not Edo Minato was significantly many times stronger than living Minato. This alone should indicate to you as well that Hashirama is also stronger by a long shot and more than likely not lose to any version of Minato in a fight. Minato however, did show us that he had Bijuu powers, however, Hashirama was still deemed to be the measure of power at that moment.
If Hashirama is shown taking down Eternal Mangekyou Shaginan User Madara alone with the most powerful tailed beast single-handedly, that means Hashirama is going to stomp Minato who barely managed to stop the nine tail beast and died vs a teenage Madara Uchiha who easily controlled the powerful tailed beast.
Minato Namikaze is very much one of the strongest characters in the manga and one of the strongest Hokages as well, and even stronger than Tobirama. However, stop he is noway close to Hasirama’s level of power.