SPOILERS AHEAD FROM CHAPTER 369!

If you don't wanna be spoiled, don't read any further.


















I just wanted to say that Hanzou spared the Sannin's life, so Jiraiya never being close to death once in his life is clearly a fanboyish statement. Just because Jiraiya told us he was close dying TWO times in his life doesn't mean he wasn't in danger before.

Look at this page and you can see that Hanzou, clearly a badass shinobi, spared the Sannins lives:
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