All those people going: "A is a jounin and B is an elite jounin, therefore B wins easily." as if there existed a rank above jounin called "elite jounin" are WRONG! Its increasing annoying when people say some characters are "jounin level but not ELITE jounin level..." ELITE JOUNIN does not exist. The ranks that DO exist are all listed: Academy student Genin Chuunin Special Jounin Jounin Kage and ANBU. The term "elite jounin has been obscurely born from inaccurate traslations and led to some poll voters to use this incorrect term to make their character of choice sound a little stronger. The japanese manga refer to all jounins as "jounins" only.