Hm, maybe or maybe not. but he definitely is weaker than orochimaru, "teaching-wise" i mean cmon, look at it. for three years, jiraiya trained naruto and oro trained sasuke. when naruto and sasuke meet again, sasuke easily pwned naruto. like naruto couldnt even sense him like right in front of him. he woulda been easily killed if sai didnt help him, cause hes like superfast. i bet not even yamato can help out. so i wonder, does that mean jiraiya is somewhat weaker than orochimaru? and another thing, i hope that jiraiya helped naruto out with his speed..he should have like leet speed like lee or sasuke --- oh an edit: is it just me or is rasengan terrible compared to chidori. i mean chidori goes right through, killing the enemy. but rasengan it just spins him around. it doesnt even one hit kill most of the time. (example: in the fillers, mizuki and raiga), yeah sure, they were really weak, but their not DEAD! which makes a huge difference.