The very existence of this mode is him utilizing all the the elements of the Dragon Slayers at once.
This equals not only fire, but wind, poison, lightning, iron, light and shadow.
Not to mention that Natsu is not as dumb in a fight as people think. If he sees Alibaba absorbing his fire, he'd use lightning. Not that it matters as the current key uses all Seven elements. Poison being the most dangerous.
I didn't finish Magi. Does Alibaba's ability to perceive an instant as an eternity have any weaknesses? Because I don't see how Natsu can get past the time hax? Plus this mode lasts a really short time, iirc.
This mode for Natsu doesn't last that long. At best it lasts for like a minute. Alibaba would take this via being able to absorb his fire and using time hax to outlast his other elements before it runs out.
Natsu put everything he had in one punch, so he used up all his power, if he doesn’t do that big final punch, he may be able to hold the form for a lot longer, he also might have simply turned the form off
Actually Natsu should be able to keep the form within a few minutes at least. Acno and Natsu were clashing with each other, and Natsu used his giant fist only after Acno was weakened as a finisher. In that battle it was the most logical thing to do - use up all your power while the opponent is weakened.
In a normal battle matchup Natsu shouldn't use up the form in one hit.
This giant fist is like Luffy's King Kong Gun - it's his strongest attack, and after it's usage the form goes out - but it doesn't mean that they need to start out with this attack.
-This Natsu should in fact still have the time to maintain his form as he is no longer mortally wounded. But even if it's only a bit, on hit from Poison will likely heavily weaken Alibaba. This could give Natsu the advantage he need to get another damagin hit.
-Regardless, Both absorb fire. Alibaba has that Time abilities for reactions, but from my understanding, he doesn't spam it. This means Natsu has a chance to get the poison off.
-Depends on who plays their card right.
Go back to the earlier Key.
-Both absorb Fire and get stronger. Not to mention Natsu flat out resists fire based attacks.
-Time shenanigans are still a thing.
-Natsu is not as dumb as people think. He has electricity as well, something Ali can't absorb. Natsu can quickly close the gap in power if fire is all Alibaba has. Ali would have to rely on his Time powers, which he likely doesn't spam.
I think that even in the case that Alibaba doesn't spam his ability, seeing Natsu grow stronger from absorbing his main form of offense + being able to use other elements is going to make him spam it to gain an advantage or at least a form of leverage against Natsu.
And I'm honestly not seeing how Natsu deals with an ability to perceive a moment as a whole eternity. I'm just going to vote for Alibaba until someone reveals a flaw in his ability.
Natsu's range with his attacks is greater with it being several kilometers compared to Ali's dozens of meters. Given how Ali's time abilities work with his reactions, he's probably not going to be able to dodge something covering such a huge distance.
@Burning Full Fingers When you say deflect do you mean with his own fire? Would he keep using fire against an opponent that is strengthed by it? Natsu can also fly by propelling himself with his flames and follow Ali into the air.