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Typically, when major characters fight they are placed against opponents in their "league." For example, Hebi Sasuke fought Deidara, while MS Sasuke fought Danzo. Its normal that battles are constructed so that one side doesn't get stomped.
Tobi vs Konan is -at least for now- implying that Konan can hold her own against Tobi. Well, this is the same Konan who was one-shot by Jiraiya. One. Shot. By. Oil.
Tobi is said to be a shell of his former self, meaning he's a weak-ass. Well, people still seem to think that Tobi is somehow "the most powerful Uchiha," or something of that sort. Which is ridiculous.
So if Konan and Tobi are in the same "tier" (at least until Tobi becomes complete) then Minato's feats against Tobi suddenly become a lot less impressive.
Jiraiya one-shotted Konan because he exploited the weakness in her paper-based Jutsu. He was her sensei for 3 years, naturally he knew how to fight against his students; Nagato is the exception since he had the Rinnegan (i.e. all Jutsu), so he was a wild card to begin with. It's like saying Jiraiya is weak or his feat less impressive if he were to be one-shotted by strong Genjutsu, despite Genjutsu -- by Jiraiya's own admission -- being his weakness.
So, no. Konan getting beaten by means of her weakness does not diminish her. Whether she'll be able to put up a fight against Madara is to be seen.
P.S.: Also, for the nth time, "A > B and B > C, thus A > C" doesn't apply...
*sigh* no, there are no implications about Minato no matter what Konan does.
Konan has known Madara for years, she has plenty of foreknowledge about his skills and she even had ample preptime to choose a suitable location and think about potential strategies, she is fit and rested and she has no hostages to think of.
Minato didn't know anything about his opponent, while Madara knew quite a bit, Madara was the one who had the preptime who had thought about the strategies beforehand, he had already spent a decent amount of his chakra just to keep the seal shut during Kushina's labour and he had not just Naruto and Kushina as baggage he also had to hurry so he could deal with the Kyuubi.
Nothing Konan does will cheapen Minato's achievement in the least.
You don't get why you are wrong and I'm right?
Itachi fought Deidara, so Itachi is in the same league as Deidara
Deidara fought Hebi Sasuke, so Deidara is in the same league as Sasuke and Itachi
Hebi Sasuke one-shotted Sai with genjutsu, so Sai is in the same Sasuke, Deidara and Itachi
Sakura fought Sai, so she is in the same league as Sai, Sasuke, Deidara and Itachi
Jeez, I always knew Itachi was not better than Sakura!!!!!!!!!!!
We already know that "Madara" is much weaker than his former self or whatever. From what we've seen so far, all he's got is teleportation, suction, and enhanced strength (presumably bionic). I think it's almost safe to say he is what he seems to be: A weakened old man, although still high-tier.
Anyway, why do you guys care so much about feats? You treat everything like the Battledome, when you should just be enjoying the story. Although I will admit it's pretty damn hard to enjoy at this point.
You're a fool. Madara may have displayed no offensive jutsu but who's going to land a hit on him? You have to have crazy speed (Minato, RM Naruto, Raikage level speed), or an instantaneous jutsu that requires no prep time (Ameratsu) to hurt Madara, or else it's just a game of who can last longer, or if you're stupid enough to charge at Madara, then how long will it take for him to warp you away. Plus the fact that he can replace body parts (most liekly due to Zetsu). He is "a shell of his former self" because he for some unknown reason can't use any offensive jutsus, but he has the best defense in the whole manga. He is extremely hard to land a hit on, and even so, he can tank some pretty powerful shit (still alive after getting roflpwned by Hashirama, tanking a med-large rasengan to the spine). Don't underestimate him. And without plot shield, or time wasting, Madara should dispose of Konan quickly by warping her away and keeping her in limbo, not killing her, but imprisoning her.
I'm pretty sure that Minato > Konan. If Konan puts up a good fight than that only emphasises Minato's statement: "You need a special set of skills to face him [Madara]."
Minato had a good counter with Hiraishin and Konan may be difficult to warp when she scatters into paper. So to me it would just mean that Konan has the right skills if she manages to give Madara a decent fight, not put her on Minato's level.
But let's wait what happens first. For all we know she gets roflstomped. [Though I doubt that. I want mah cloakless Konan. ]
Summary of my view of the story line and character progression:
Naruto is the main character. His ambition is to get recognition by surpassing the previous Hokage, most notably his hero, Minato. Sasuke is the rival. His ambition is to restore the clan and kill Itachi.
Naruto and Sasuke's bad childhoods are a result of their main benchmarks (Minato and Itachi respectively) acting to oppose Tobi and save the world from falling into war.
Sasuke gets corrupted by Orochimaru and Naruto gets taught by Jiraiya, both legendary shinobi who had a rivalry similar to that of Naruto and Sasuke's. Under the influence of these Sannin the two get torn apart.
Sasuke inherits Orochimaru's Hebi powers and kills Itachi, fulfulling part of his goals, and Naruto inherits Jiriaya's Sage powers and becomes the hero of the village by saving it; he is finally recognised.
After these events Sasuke decides to work with Tobi and Naruto is entrusted to save the world by stopping Tobi. Naruto and Sasuke meet on opposing sides and arrange a future confrontation. Naruto finally accepts the power Minato left for him and Sasuke finally accepts the power Itachi left him.
The war happens. Both Naruto and Sasuke perfect their new powers and are ready for their fateful fight.
As Kishimoto stated Naruto and Sasuke progress as a pair. Continually they obtain equivalent power ups, usually with Sasuke getting one first and Naruto soon following.
Naruto =< Sasuke (start)
KN0 Naruto = Sharingan Sasuke (hidden powers)
KC Unlocked Naruto* = CS Sasuke (chakra up)
Rasengan Naruto = Chidori Sasuke (signature jutsu inherited)
KN1 Naruto = CS2 Sasuke (VotE)
FRS Naruto = Kirin Sasuke (S-class jutsu)
SM Naruto = Hebi Sasuke (Sannin powers inherited)
KCM Naruto = MS Sasuke (destined powers)
BM Naruto = EMS Sasuke (perfect powers)
*Appears after summoning training from Jiraiya. Unstable power that varies greatly as shown by Gamabunta summoning. This is usual for Kyubi related powers before KCM.