>>92680526>Pikachu vs Blanka was just horribly unbalanced and terribly thought out
Hell yeah it was.Ash's Pikachu has canonically blown up mountains and buildings. Blanka would get fucked by that kind of electrical output.>>92680552
Several things wrong with the Toph vs. Gaara fight.
1.) Despite Toph's training, she still has nowhere near the experience in manipulating sand that Gaara has.
2.) Benders in the Avatar universe usually have trouble with fighting spirits, and spirits can usually override benders in the case of elemental manipulation (which is why the Avatar is such a big issue). Guess what control's Gaara's sand shield?
3.) Gold is actually a metal that contains very few, if any, impurities, and thus would not actually be subject to bending by Toph (this is actually brought up plenty of times in Korra)
4.)Gaara's feats are simply way more impressive than Toph's, having things such as stopping meteors and continuously fighting people for several days at a time. Toph struggled to hold up a collapsing tunnel, and barely slowed down the descent of a large stone temple. Good feats, but not Naruto level feats.
5.) Gaara is still stupid fast, as all Naruto characters seem to be. And while he dislikes using physical combat, he's still clearly trained in it.
6.) Bending consistently requires movement from the user. Gaara's techniques specialize in inhibiting movement.
7.) Toph has never been shown to manipulate as much rock at once as Gaara has sand