To make things worse. Opening the 8th gate grants Gai 100 times his usual power according to databook 4. Gai is a kage leveled shinobi generally. So yeah 8 Gates Gai being stronger than 5 kage isn’t proof of them being weak you ding bat. Even with those he still couldn’t beat Sage Madara in the first place.
She learned to speak, and was promptly taught
to hold her tongue. She learned to walk, and all-too-quickly learned how to
keep a steady stride through angry crowds. She armored herself in her family’s
ice, and there is nothing in all the Kingdoms that could melt it.
perhaps, for the sight of a particular Haven team gathered around a tangled
mess of wires and wood, an array of tools spread around them.
sadly it was not the kind of dream i really wanted
So, I can’t quite remember the details but either I was actually watching the events of RWBY while I was in the same universe as them, or I was watching a preview on my computer. So something happened, Cinder teamed up with another villain from some other show and they decided to kidnap and threaten to kill someone on live TV.
Who do they kidnap, Sage.
How the fuck do you kidnap Sage?
Unless Yatsuhashi is a villain, there is no possible way Cinder and Co could beat Sage in a fight and carry him away without being noticed. They can’t lift that damn Christmas tree!
Moving on, so Cinder has Mercury broadcast this thing live to all of Remnant and shows Sage in a cage, struggling and looking very scared. Cinder says they have 24 hours to save him before Cinder just ends him. So Team SS(S)N is just like, “Alright guys, our team mom mate needs us so we are going now”
And me, watching this whole thing is like “Why did they make Sage look so weak? I would imagine he would be the least likely to get kidnapped. Oh well, My boys are finally getting screen time!”