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Last time on Sakura Quest. You are Sakura Haruno, a newly turned thirteen year old Kunoichi from Konoha. Born with an abnormal physical prowess, near perfect chakra control, regenerative powers,and genius level intellect.You hone your skills to try and control your strange gifts as you embark into the world of the Ninja.

Graduated among the top of the academy, you are a proud member of Team 7. A four man squad led by the famous Kakashi Hatake. You and your teammates Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha travel the lands doing missions for your village. With them by your side. You take the necessary steps towards finding your own Ninja Way.

In the five and half months of being a proud Kunoichi, you experienced countless hardships and ordeals. Slowly you became more aware of the Ninja World while clashing with different viewpoints and ideologies. There's still so much that you yet to see and truly understand. Even so, with your growing allies you tackle the challenges as you deal with the toughest mission of them all....growing up.

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Heading to the climax of the Chunin Exams Arc
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>>3591381

Recap no Jutsu

>On the next few days before your next Mission, you spent your time training with several of yours friends. Kenjutsu training with Sasuke, Sensory and Survival training with Team Eight, Water Release with Fu, and Medical Ninjutsu with the girls.
>On your own you improved your secret techniques but with your friends you also picked up additional tips and info to help improve your current assortment of skills.
> During the day of the reconnaissance mission you and your team found yourself ambushed by Team Kajika. A mysterious group of former Kirigakure Hunter-nins lead by Kajika.
>After a brief exchange, Inner Sakura now disguised as yourself was captured by Kajika. Leaving Naruto to rush off while Sasuke followed begrudgingly. You however hid yourself to summon the Ninnekos to assist you in finding Kakashi and keeping an eye on your team as they confront Iwana and Yamame.
>With Iwana and Yamame defeated, the three of you set off to confront Kajika in his lair hidden in the mountainous caves. Much to your shock Kajika sees through the deception and begins his assault.
>Requiring help from the Ninnekos, you faced your trauma and entered the caverns to assist Naruto and Sasuke in combating Kajika.
>Despite a long and drawn out battle, through teamwork the three of you manage to overcome the wall that is Kajika. During interrogation you found yourself meeting with the Wondrous One directly.
>After a few exchange of words, Kakashi soon came to your rescue as the cave started to collapse while the possessed Kajika disappeared without a trace.
>Watching Sasuke still torn by his conversation with Kajika you decide to privately meet up with your teammate. As the two of you talk, you learned about Sasuke’s doubts to his own growth and indecision towards his goals.
>Reassuring him with a motivating speech you manage to get through to Sasuke in order to open up to others and learn from them. Curing him of his doubts, you find yourself glowing closer to Sasuke and vice versa.
>Eventually you made your way to Lord Hiruzen to tell him what you learn. In this exchange you learned the backstory and relationship of Danzo Shimura, Orochimaru and the vague telling of the Masked man who attacked Konoha twelve years ago. Although it was merely speculation, Lord Hiruzen decided to resume personally training you to better protect your team.
>Taking this news to heart you begin to spend the next several days preparing for the Chunin Exams. In addition to developing new applications to existing moves, you improve the team dynamic and overall skills of your fellow teammates.
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>>3591383
>Spending time with Rock Lee and Tenten, you manage to motivate Naruto and Sasuke into getting stronger by sparring with Lee. In the middle of it, Tenten helps you establish a summoning contract with Naruto to utilize summons like with you and Sasuke. To everyone’s surprise, Naruto found himself in a two-way struggle between the Fox Contract and the Tanuki Contract. Ultimately they settled on a joint contract with Naruto Uzumaki.
>During the final days of your preparations you stumble into meeting the Sand Siblings Gaara, Kankuro and Temari. Being a good sport you decide to show them around and learn more about the Land of Wind and Sunagakure. As you exchange info, you discovered just how similar both teams are as you start to bond with the Sand Siblings.
>On the day of the Chunin Exams, you were suddenly jumped into a hug by your long time childhood friend. The Wandering Hermit Yota Otenki.
> Upon arriving at your destination, you briefly met a road block established by Kotetsu Hagane and Izumo Kamizuki. You quickly left it to Team Guy as they overcame the deception without revealing their full strength.
>Making your way through the auditorium you ran into a sudden visit from Amika “Ami” Shimura and her spider summon. Briefly you exchanged words as you resisted falling to her temptations. As the conversation escalated, you felt yourself losing face to Ami’s manipulative words.
>Leaving the room in frustration you left your team and friends to continue conversing with Ami. Isolating yourself to vent the growing rage, you lashed out against your surroundings until the sudden appearance of Ino Yamanaka
>After having a heart to heart talk with Ino, you come to terms with your feelings including the ones relating to Ino. During your discussion you learned the burdens and hardships Ino silently endured. To make up for your insensitivity you self-injured yourself before making up with your best friend.
> Arriving back at the building you share a couple of touching words with your mentor Kakashi before leaving Aota and Fu to Kakashi. Stepping inside the room, you and the rest of team seven reunites with the remaining members of the Rookie Nine.
> Conversing with your fellow graduates you were soon confront by a mysterious glasses wearing red head named Karin Uzumaki. Through her friendly demeanor you learned all about Kusagakure along other valuable information in preparation for the exam.
>As you continue your conversation, suddenly you were interrupted by an attack from Team Dosu. Quickly you defend your new friend only to suffer under the effects of Dosu’s sound. Still, you manage regain your composure while your friends quickly come to your aid.
>Before things escalate further Idate Morino and the remaining proctors arrived to put a stop to it. Upon arrival Idate quickly starts the First Round of the Chunin Exams…..a written exam.
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>>3591396

>Now taking the written exam you easily solve the questions. However, as you begin to ponder about Idate’s words you come to realize the true meaning of the written test exam.
>Watching your fellow graduates and seniors proving their worth through cheating, suddenly you were blind sighted by Ino’s Mind Possession Jutsu.
>Falling to the depths of your subconscious you discovered your darker Other Self who you named Saigyō. Avoiding the questions to her origins, Saigyō explained her motives. Well as much as she was willing to tell you before you got a rude reminder about returning to the exams.
> Waking up in a groggy mood, you find yourself passing the first exam thanks to Naruto Uzumaki’s stubborn refusal to give into Idate’s intimidation. Before you could sigh in relief you were suddenly bombarded with the eccentric entrance of Anko Mitarashi.
>Following Anko’s lead you soon found yourself at the forest of death aka Training ground number 44. During the debriefing you soon encountered the strange Amegakure kunoichi Shoire after Naruto invoked Anko’s wraith.
> Eventually you and your team enter the Forest of Death. Just within the first few hours you encountered Team Oboro. Quickly you defeat the Amegakure ninjas and acquired the heaven scroll through controlling the battleground.
> Taking the time to rest before making your way to the Central Tower, you were suddenly ambushed by Team Shiore. Separated from Naruto, you and Sasuke directly took on Shiore. Overwhelmed by the difference, you briefly broke down before recalling Yugao’s words.
>Now meeting Shiore head on with newfound resolve, you and Naruto reunite to work together in fighting Shiore. Despite your best efforts, Shiore counters all of your moves and forced you and Naruto to go at it 100% with your transformations to put on the pressure. Meanwhile Sasuke was consumed with fear and was unable to assist.
> As the battle continues, Naruto argues with Sasuke to wake him up from the fear as you and him continued attacking Shiore. A futile effort as Shiore’s grip on Sasuke continued to worsen Sasuke’s fear. Resulting in Naruto protecting Sasuke at the cost of finding himself stricken by Shiore’s Five Element Seal. Despite receiving the attack, Naruto refused to back down although he was at the end of his ropes.
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>>3591400

>Seeing that Naruto too tired to fight and Sasuke was too afraid to help. You made the ultimate sacrifice by putting your life on the line to ensure your team’s departure. Despite your valiant efforts, Shiore restrains you long enough to inflict a powerful curse seal upon you.
>Driven into a corner between life and death you reunite with Saigyō. Convincing her to help you after listening to her insightful yet hurtful lecture, you convert the curse seal into a fuinjutsu based on Mito Uzumaki’s Yin Seal research. The original template for Tsunade’s Strength of a Hundred Seal.
>With the Yin Seal: Anima in check you briefly awaken to see your team having come to your rescue. While Naruto was injured and unconscious, Sasuke had awaken his three tomoe Sharingan to protect his precious ones. Pushing Shiore into a corner Sasuke tears down Shiore’s disguise. Before Sasuke could continue, a sinister presence exerts from Shiore as Sasuke was pinned.
>Pushing Shinsei Mahachisu to the limits you prepared to attack Shiore with everything you have. When suddenly Guren appeared from out of nowhere to encase you in crystals. Rendered helpless by your stalker, you watched in horror at Sasuke being marked by Shiore.
>Now revealing himself as Orochimaru, he shares his ambition to acquiring Sasuke as well as revealed your unwilling assistance to helping with his research. In addition, to your horror you learned that Orochimaru was in fact the Wondrous One. Leaving with Guren, you were left unable to find Orochimaru as you broke down and scream.
>Spending remainder of sunset healing your team, you left watch to Saigyō while you slumbered. Upon the early morning Saigyō eventually encounters Team Dosu. Through the use of traps, Saigyō prepared to make her counter. That is until someone unknowingly throwing a wrench to Saigyō’s plans.
>Coming to your rescue was the Beautiful Green Beast Rock Lee. Despite his efforts, the teamwork of Team Dosu was enough to counteract his moves and bring him to his knees.
>Seeing things escalating further Saigyō decides to abandoned Lee to save team Seven instead. Leaving Team Ten to come out from the shadows thinking that you were in danger.
>Much like with Lee, Team Dosu begin to reveal a sample of their true capabilities as an Anti-Uchiha fighting force.
>Sensing the immense danger at hand you suddenly awakened from your deep slumber. Now replenished and back at 100% you combat Team Dosu. Using Shinsei Mahachisu, you were able to outmaneuver and counter Zaku’s Typhoon Release and Kin’s Three Tomoe Sharingan. As you served as the diversion, you put your trust in your friends to observe and come up a plan for victory.
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>>3591406

>As you prepare to fight Dosu you were interrupted by the rude awakening of a Cursed Seal enhanced Sasuke Uchiha. Rushing over to save Sasuke, Zaku takes advantage to deliver a devastating attack from behind. Enraging Sasuke with the act he begins to brutally defeat Kin and Zaku. Dosu was left to watch in horror at the growth of Sasuke’s power.
>Left without any options you risked it by using Yin Seal: Anima. To your misfortune, you underwent a similar transformation as you became a true Queen of Beast. Under Anima’s influence you begin to engage in a long battle with Sasuke.
>Neji and Tenten soon arrived in time to see the battle between teammates take off. Giving Team Dosu the chance to escape after a brief exchange with Team Guy and Team Ten.
>Having the advantage you begin subconsciously adapting to your newfound powers to combat Sasuke’s three Tomoe Sharingan. Eventually your humanity comes to the surface to overpower the primal influence of Anima. To everyone’s horror you found yourself stricken with a near fatal blow by Sasuke.
>With the last of your strength you reach out to Sasuke’s humanity before passing out. Seeing the true implications of his actions, Sasuke awakens to his tragedy and despair as a forbidden power briefly manifests. Simultaneously, Naruto awakens to the Kyuubi’s influence upon seeing the horrible acts of brutality.
>Breaking through the Five Elemental seal through sheer rage, Naruto barely keeps himself from going beyond a single tail Kyuubi cloak. Still, driven with rage and anguish he lashed out against his fellow graduates before focusing his rage on Sasuke. Still broken by the experience, Sasuke merely embraced his end. Until Ino stepped up to smack Sasuke out of his despair and grief.
>After receiving a tearful lecture from Ino, Sasuke once again reawakened his three tomoe Sharingan. With Neji’s assistance and Naruto struggling against his sorrow, the two geniuses manage to suppressed the Kyuubi’s influence. Through everyone’s assistance, Naruto was able to come back to the surface.
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>>3591413

>Despite everyone’s sorrow and grief, Ino soon points out your survival. Due to the effects of Anima you managed to fully heal in the nick of time but was still in critical condition. Through your friends you made your way to the central Tower to receive medical attention alongside your team.
>Several days later you awaken to Kakashi’s watchful eye. The two of you begin to exchange information about the entire ordeal. Through his words did you understand the true gravity of the situation. Thus, you start to break down and share a moment with Kakashi as you start to rely on your connections rather than tackle the growing ordeals on your own.
>Upon arriving to your team, the three of you begin to have a heartfelt moment. Originally filled with grief and self-blame, the three of you ultimately overcome the overwhelming feeling of self-loathing and regret much to Kakashi’s relief and happiness.
>Once let out of the hospital did the three of you open your scrolls and have an enlightening talk with Iruka.
>Meeting up with the remainder of the Konoha 12 the three of you quickly apologize for everything in the forest of death. Having no secrets between your friends you explain everything that Lord Hiruzen and Kakashi didn’t tell within reason. The news while alarming didn’t detriment the bonds share between classmates as you rekindle your friendships.
>Now united, you and the rest of the Konoha 12 stepped into the main arena to meet with the other remaining applicates. Under Hayate Gekko’s supervision starts the preliminaries for the Third Round of the Chunin exams.
>Right off the bat the first match between Shikamaru and Karin begins. However, Karin makes a shocking move by forfeiting as Shikamaru was made the victor.
>The Next Fight between Zaku and Oboro soon begins as each of you take your respective seats in the stands.
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> What do you do and who do you exchange commentary over the fight? [Choose up to 3-4 people]
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>>3591424
>Check in with the sand triplets and see how they're doing
I like our weird relationship with them
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that sweet new bread smell.
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>>3591424
As neat as it would be to have co-commentary with the sand triplets, I think only Temari would give much of a meaningful interaction.
I'm gonna go ahead with my picks
>Tenten, Shikamaru, Naruto, Shino
Naruto and Shikamaru are mostly there for a Sherlock and Watson dynamic. More Tenten is always good and we all know Shino deserves some screentime too.
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>>3591424
>shikamaru , ino , naruto , hinata
i wonder how much of that shit she saw
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>>3591569

If you mean Hinata, she saw everything. Which is upsetting since Kiba JUST got his act together after seeing Gaara be psychotic Gaara.

That hospital scene is going to have a lot of additional impact now that Naruto is traumatized by his own power.
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>>3591586
It’ll also mean Naruto is going to mature as a character. Also if Neji vs Naruto happens the fate shit isn’t going to be about how Naruto is a loser and will always be a loser.
As a sidenote I find it funny how Sakura was the least traumatized by everything.
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...you know, if are freksihly strong enough, flicking steel ball bearings might be a nice method of attack.
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>>3591677
Did somebody say Steel Balls?
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>>3591738

you know, i wouldent be suprised if jojo did something like that to overcome his stands short ass range.
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>>3591779
Ok now i'm lost are we talking about Part 7 or not
Because the whole fucking point of part of part 7 is they throw steel balls at people
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>>3591805

>has never watched part 7
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>>3591424
>Sasuke, ino , Lee, hinata
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>>3591819
>WATCHED
>Instead of read
Sure buddy whatever you say
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>>3591467
Fuck it I’m going with this one
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So what are the new match ups going to be?
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>>3591467
>>3591864

“Lucky~ Seems like I got a worn out adversary for my opponent. “Oboro exclaimed, hoping off from the railway. His teammates also shared his excitement.

On the other side Zaku merely lets out another yawn. The Kusagakure Trio looked worse for wear in terms of attire but physically they were right as rain. As Zaku prepares to leave Kin steps up by lifting herself from the wall she was leaning. Dosu on the other hand continued to rest his arms underneath his poncho as he continues to hunch his back.

“Zaku.” Kin glanced.

“Yeah Kin.” Zaku asked with another yawn.

“Try to not make a big show of it. We’re supposed to be holding back after all.” Kin lowers her dull black eyes. Even while blind she was rather good at intimidating others just by gazing at them.

“Trust me. It’s me after all.” Zaku smiles before waving to his team as he disappears.

“That’s why I’m worried….” Kin sighed.

“Don’t sweat it Kin. Zaku may be a lot of things but he’s no fool. He just can’t help himself when it comes to battle. After all, the wind favors him even if he’s at his weakest. “A mysterious woman spoke from the bleachers.

She held pale white skin and sharp brown eyes alongside a tied raven colored ponytail. She was wearing a darker green flask jacket as shading aside it strongly resembles the same jacket the Konohagakure higher ups wore. Not surprising considering there wasn't much alterations between the villages.

“Hmm...” Kin was still unsure but left it at that.

Meanwhile you were slowly walking towards the other side of the bleachers. Everyone was already partnering up with their respective person of choice to watch the second match. Sasuke was with Shino, Neji and Karin. Tenten hanged out with Hinata and Ino. Shikamaru and Choji were with Naruto. The Jounins were usually next to each other or by themselves. So you decide to be the maverick and be friendly to the Sand Siblings.

“Oh it’s you. Are you sure you want to be with us rather than your friends?” Kankuro asked, leaving his arms against his neck as he got comfortable.

“Well aren’t you my friend?” You looked at Kankuro with a rather confused puppy eyed look.

“I-huh-uhm….” Kankuro stumbled with a blush. He didn’t have a real respond to the curve ball you thrown at him. Temari laughed at the reaction while Gaara closes his eyes.

“Walked right into that one Kankuro. Well I don’t mind if you want to watch from here but Gaara might be another story.” As Temari offered, all eyes quickly turned to the red haired boy. He slowly opens his left eye to look at you before closing it.

“I don’t care. Just don’t cause any trouble.” Gaara remarked, going back to meditating.

“There you have it.”

“Right I won’t be a problem.” You smiled, finding a good spot to look as the match begins.
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>>3592228
>She held pale white skin and sharp brown eyes alongside a tied raven colored ponytail. She was wearing a darker green flask jacket as shading aside it strongly resembles the same jacket the Konohagakure higher ups wore.
Oh hi there Orochimaru
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>>3592228

Hayate quickly gave the signal for both fighters to begin. Zaku merely let out another yawn as he was slouching. Oboro saw this as Zaku being too sleep deprived to fight seriously. As a result, he begins to summon hundreds of clones thanks to the Haze clone Jutsu. He was rather good at disguising the clones so most of the party assumed it was the multi-shadow clone Jutsu. Well the more easily tricked people anyway.

Despite being surrounded from all sides, Zaku didn’t bat a single eye. He was too busy rubbing his neck to try and iron out the joints. Oboro wasn’t fazed by this as he starts sinking to the ground. The clones gave him the cover needed to hide in plain sight. With his clone army Oboro continued to observe Zaku while waiting for the chance to attack.

Even as the clones moved in to attack, Zaku merely continue playing the drunken fool. With another yawn he stumbles from Oboro’s clones. The way he did it convinced everyone that Zaku was just being lucky. However, you and the Konoha Genin faced him know that Zaku was far more capable than this. So to be sure of this, you used the Imitation Beast Ninja Arts to invoke the cat like senses to start following his movements. Watching each step, you start to realize there was traces of air.

A mixture of well-timed movement and subtle manipulation of the air currents. That was the secret to how Zaku was casually avoiding the well-timed strikes while still looking ever the fool. Oboro was slowly getting irritated despite playing cool. He had to remind himself that Zaku appeared one foot from falling to the ground and passing out. The advantage was still on his side.

“So this Zaku guy. Rumor is that you had an unfortunate experience with him…mind telling me what he’s like?”Temari calmly asked but you saw her narrowing her eyes. Almost as if she knows something is off.

>Tell Temari and co everything you know about him
>Keep the Typhoon Style a secret but mention he’s a Wind Style Specialist
>Disregard the rumors and play dumb
>Ask what Temari and Kankuro think about this?
>Other [write-in]
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>>3592233

the blog had the perfect point about disguises especially with Lord Hiruzen watching the fight. He doesn't know about this Kinjutsu so Orochimaru has the perfect means to hide from the Professor.

https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/orochimarus-greatest-disguise/
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>>3592282
>Tell Temari and co everything you know about him
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>>3592282
>>Tell Temari and co everything you know about him

hey since we're watching them fight are we gonna do the thing that other anon suggested in the last thread about scaring the shit outta dosu after we see how his team fights?
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>>3592282
>Tell Temari and co everything you know about him
There's no reason to hide anything about ninjas from other villages.
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>>3592282
>Tell Temari and co everything you know about him
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>>3592282
>>Tell Temari and co everything you know about him
Hell, give them a list of their strengths and weaknesses, fuck those fart bending assholes.
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>>3592282
>Tell Temari and co everything you know about him
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>>3592320
>>3592334
>>3592449
>>3592606
>>3592633
>>3592714

You decided to explain everything to Temari about Zaku and his team so far. After all, they were your friends. In fact, you were very thorough in explaining about the strengths and weaknesses you encounter during the battle. Kankuro was making mental notes while being grateful knowing someone like you. It was well worth it for him to have taught you the basics to Chakra Threads in your semi-frequent encounters with the Sand Siblings.

Temari was keeping a sound ear despite paying extensive attention to the fight. Upon hearing the phrase about Typhoon Release Temari starts to grit her teeth. In the short time you knew her you never once seen Temari get so mad. If looks could kill, then you imagined Zaku would be brutalized several times over by Temari’s glare. Upon seeing the concern look on your face did Temari pulled back and calmed herself.

“…I knew it.” Temari muttered, gripping the gate as she watches the battle intently.

“Are you sure you’re okay. I don’t like those guys but even I couldn’t make a face like that.” You asked, trying to offer a helping hand to your senior. Temari smiles at you after gently removing your hand from her shoulder.

“…Sorry. I let myself lose my cool. I was just thinking….” Temari explained, looking somberly at the ground.

“…. Was it about Shijima?” Kankuro asked, showing great concern for his older sister.

Temari doesn’t answer but Kankuro could already gather that it was about her. Shijima and Shizuka, two of her closest friend and former teammates. The fact that Temari ended up losing her cool was a strong sign that it had to have been about them. That and about her “Secret” inherence. Those were the only two things that made the once reserved and level headed Temari lose her composure.

“Typhoon Style doesn’t strain the body. Or rather it shouldn’t. When using advance variations of the Five Basic Elements, the caster isn’t endangered by their power. Their bodies are naturally attuned to the power due to their heightened sensitivity and refinement. What an advance variation user has to deal with is how it affects the surroundings and controlling the elemental output.” As Temari explains, her green eyes gave off a sad look as she laments.

“Temari…” You kept yourself from asking about Temari just how is she related to this. But you start to think the worst case scenario as you start sympathizing with the Sand Genin.

“…. You're looking at me with those eyes. Even if you don’t say it, I can tell you want to know the connection between me and Typhoon Style right?”

“Temari!” Kankuro cried, showing a mixture of wanting to protect his sister and keep the “Secret” from leaking out.

“It’s fine Kankuro. Tell her. Sakura risked her life for the information. It's only fair.” Temari half-heartedly smiled, practically tired due to the stress.
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>>3592805
>Shizuka
What about the Nadeshiko shinobi?
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>>3592956
>It doesn’t take a genius to realize that there was
?
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>>3592805

“…Fine. Since she’s giving us info I can repay the kindness. Temari is a Wind Style Specialist. In fact, she’s a natural born prodigy of the Typhoon Release. Out of our family members…Temari is the only one who directly inherited the First Kazekage’s power.…Our Great Grandfather…Lord Reto the Airbender.” As Kankuro explains you felt your heart dropped from the news. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that there was a lot of emotional baggage for being related to such a strong and influential individual. Several of your friends could relate. Yet it still didn't make things easy as you continue your discussion with Temari.

“Okay so you’re a Typhoon Style User. That explains exactly why you’re upset. I won’t press any further though if you ever want to talk about it I’m here. I know that sounds egotistical considering I only met you guys for a couple of weeks at best. But-”

“It’s okay. I got what you meant. Just continue with your question.” Temari sighed, trying to get her act in order.

“Alright. So from what I am understanding Typhoon Style doesn’t negatively impact the user. In that case, I’m confused as to why you wield such a giant fan. Surely with that power such a thing should be unnecessary.”

“You are right. Normally with her talents she can manage just fine using a regular fan or her own body to create powerful air pressures capable of influencing the atmosphere. At the same time, it’s a double edge sword. Because she inherent such powerful winds. She has trouble controlling the power output of her wind. One wrong move and she can end up invoking a dust storm or some other wind related disaster. That’s why…” Kankuro turns from Temari as he didn’t want to

“…That’s why I wield this fan instead. By using the wind generated by this fan, I can precisely control the air pressure and the current right down to the finest of detail. Among the Wind Brigade I’m a real natural.”

“I’m sorry. If it makes you feel better, you’re not the only one who has to deal with having a power that they can’t control.” You try to reassure Temari, both from personal experience and seeing it in several of your friends.

“Your compassion is appreciated but it’s unnecessary. I don’t need it. It’s just the curse of being born too strong. Not that I’ll be like this forever. Or rather…I won’t let myself continue being like this. That said…if this Zaku really does have the real Typhoon Style. Then he shouldn’t be using it so carelessly. Especially if he doesn’t have the body to fully withstand it.” Temari went back to giving a cold look to Zaku as he was still toying with Orobo.
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>>3592991


After hearing those words, you and Kankuro returned to observing the fight with Zaku. It seems that Oboro eventually got tired of waiting for Zaku to fall down. So instead he quickly starts to attack from the ground once he saw an opening. An opening purposely made by Zaku that Oboro realized too late. As his Kunai jabs towards Zaku’s neck, it would shatter upon making contact with a rather dense veil of invisible air currents.

“Wind Style: Shield of the Wind Count.” Zaku muttered, his eyes now darting towards Oboro.

“What is this?!” As Oboro screamed he soon find himself unable to break free from Zaku’s hand. A barrier of wind was protecting the Kusagakure Shinobi while simultaneously he was adjusting the air current to keep Oboro from escaping.

“A barrier made out of dense air. A rather fine skill not just any regular Genin can do. I been waiting for the right moment for you to get impatient and strike me down. To be honest…if I didn’t want to cause trouble to the proctors. I’d would’ve just force you out from the ground with one of my more…destructive Wind Style techniques. Speaking of…” As Zaku says this, he grips his left hand tightly against Orobo’s arm. Leaving his right hand as dense air currents begin to cycle around his right arm.

“W-Wait! H-Hold on I surrender! I SURRENDER!! “Desperately Orobo tried to plead but the air current was far too loud. Another purposely crafted act of cunning…and cruelty from Zaku as he smiles.

“Wind Style: Sword of the Wind Count” With a stroke from his right hand, Zaku dealt a powerful slash against Oboro’s torso. Cutting through the white jumpsuit of his, Orobo’s entire face was visible as his face was twisted into fear and despair. Blood starts spilling from his body. Although the cut was non-fatal, it was still something that required medical attention to treat.

“Consider yourself lucky that killing isn’t allowed and that I was holding back. Oh…...I guess technically you would be unlucky given how painful that was. Probably makes you wished that you didn’t have me as your opponent.” With a condescending smile, Zaku lets go of Oboro as he drops to the ground. Choosing to lift his arm up to point to the sky in silent declaration that he’s standing on a level above those who he viewed as inferior.

Dosu and Kin could only nod in approval while the mysterious woman simply smiled deeply at Zaku’s display of power. To the outsiders it was nothing alarming for a Jounin Squad Leader to be proud of their subordinate. If only they knew who was behind the pretty face and exactly why she was smiling. Hayate made a quick look to make sure that Oboro was still alive although unconscious as he was bleeding out.
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All eyes went back to focusing on the monitor as the next match was to be called. Two names quickly formed on the big black monitor. Hayate glances at the transmission before announcing the results. Kin was meanwhile lecturing Zaku who merely yawned despite apologizing. Dosu paid no mind since he won regardless as did his Jounin squad leader. Sasuke could only look at the act with irritation as Naruto joined in unison.

“Alright the third round of the Chunin Exams is Misumi Tsurugi vs. Kankurō” As Hayate announced, Misumi starts to walk towards the arena.

“Looks like I’m up. Are you going to be okay Temari?”

“Y-Yeah I’ll be fine. Just don’t lose.”

“Trust me I won’t. “

“Do your best Kankuro!” You cheered extensively to Kankuro. Once again he was caught off guard by your optimistic and cheerful aura.

“Thanks, but I won’-never mind. I’ll knock him out for both of you.” With that Kankuro starts walking to the arena.

>Stay with Temari but bring her to another one of your friends [write-in who]
>Hang out with another group instead [write-in who]
>Stick with Temari and Gaara for now
>Other [write-in]
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>>3592861

https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/non-canon-characters/ I like the explanation and thought her style was far too interesting to be stuck in a mere filler episode.
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>>3593052

More alterations. This time it's developing the Sand Sibling family, Temari in particular. Kankuro will get his moment to reveal his skeleton in the closet later down the road but I been taking some stuff from the Novels that's actually worth invoking earlier than they're were shown. Kinda depressing that they make animation of most of the novels but don't do Gaara's. Thanks boruto. Anyway, Kankuro and Temari are actually much older than Gaara and they were put on his team naturally to try and work with their living weapon.

But the story never really address Kankuro and Temari's experiences outside of Gaara before being put on their team. There's a lot of potential there. They have their lives and Kishimoto just threw them together cause the old three man team requirement.

Also Temari basically does Typhoon release level stuff by the end of the series and gets labeled as the strongest Wind user. Stronger than Naruto who has a literal wind nuke so making that more believable here.
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>>3593052
>Stay with Temari but bring her to another one of your friends
sasuke wanna see if he took notes on zaku's fighting style like i assume we did that and temari can explain kankuro's puppet's
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>>3593052
>Stay with Temari but bring her to another one of your friends
Pick some friends that can help cheer her up.
>>3593064
The filler is full of great stuff. I hope you will bring in more “villainous” organizations that will rival the Akatsuki in power and often come into conflict with each other. Also a good theme to bring in is the concept of “responsibility” you know like the whole “great power comes with great responsibility” the Spider-Man had going for it, with the way Naruto and Sasuke almost killed the people they cared about would be a good starting point for how really learning about their place in the world and how they affect it.
>>3593108
Honestly we should have realized that the thing on his back can imitate people at the written portion since it wasn’t on his back at the time and there was one extra proctor then.
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Oh yeah
THREAD FIGHT THEMES
https://youtu.be/57yoOal7U6w
https://youtu.be/xlvrzb2nLy4
Feel free to add more
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Just finished catching up. Something I noticed in the narrative. Even during and after the worst fights, Team Seven never feels powerful. It happens that there is explaining about how amazing or prodigious they are on the sidelines. But the actually fights and results feel like the narrative completely disregards this.

I don't feel like they're any better than in canon.

Look at it this way, in every story event Team Seven has been just as effective as in canon.
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>>3593825

Also the trauma train is steadily chugging along and feels less engaging and narratively weaker as it continues to make stops.
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>>3593825
It sort of helps that Team Seven has a bunch of weaknesses that are easy to exploit.
If there's one thing I give early Naruto. It's that it emphasizes that a lot of people can be just as ridiculous if not more so.
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>>3593825
Well they are genin with only some experience going up against jounin and chunin. Honestly it’s impressive they haven’t solidly lost until Orochimaru.
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>>3593825

>Team Seven never feels powerful
> Most of their adversaries been at least Chunin or up with the leaders typically being around Regular to Elite Jounin status
>Manage to win or at least survive at worst despite the odds
>Glass canons with easy weaknesses to exploit thus forcing them to improvise/work around them and improve to better rectify this.
>Been going on for six months in story they're becoming less glass cannons and more living up to their true potential
>Putting pressure on a literal SaNnin despite holding back to the point he has to employ some of his best techniques to demolish them.
>Demolish people around their age/generation group.


Yeah okay.
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>>3593858
This. Compared to canon Team 7 we'd kick their when they were at our point in time.

Our Sasuke is already learning kenjutsu and if push comes to shove he could probably pull out another incomplete Chidori.

Part 1 Sakura is a joke, period.

Our Naruto against Chunin Exam Prelims Naruto is actually a much more even fight. Our Naruto learned Nature Transformation much earlier but they both got hit with the Five Elements Seal. I think it would come down to who can last longer.
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>>3593827

As for Trauma Train, I see it more like a rollercoaster. If it keeps going at full speed with no stop then it just becomes an edgefic with the characters and participates becoming desensitized from it. Been trying to recreate the thematic style of Part I while putting them to their natural conclusion while still keeping it from getting too ballistic. But then again, that's less my choice to make and more the people here.
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>>3593873
Our Naruto doesn’t have the five element seal, he broke it out of sheer anger.
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>>3593858
This doesn't invalidate this >>3593825

We don't feel powerful despite how strong we are because everything we go against is stronger. I can only imagine that this trend will continue. If we barely survive every fight we ever get into it gets exhausting and doesn't feel like we're actually making progress.
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>>3593875
Oh yeah shouldn’t we ask Temari about that ninja tool Kankuro is using?
>>3593901
We recently went up against a standard genin team. It was a shitstomp. Also the waterfall village fight seems to suggest we are making progress and there is fact we are holding back our best jutsu because of how dangerous they are.
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>>3593909
The waterfall village fight had us almost die again and the resultant power up is what won it for us. We literally failed upward there. I think the best fights so far were from the snow village. That felt like the most challenging without feeling completely outclassed.

Plus having all these powerfully jutsus is worthless as we can't use them without heavy drawbacks and by the time we can everyone else has some new counter for it.
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>>3593873

I'm not listing Sakura since it's already in public view. But here's what Naruto and Sasuke has achieved in the past six to seven months. Might be missing some things but I'll check later.

Sasuke Uchiha
-Matured his Sharingan to Three Tomoe Status [Repressed Mangekyou Sharingan]
-Adapt Genjutsu Skills/Resistance [Skilled in abusing Genjutsu Sharingan]
-Expert Ninjutsu Skills
-Adept Taijutsu Skills [On Par with Rock Lee with Weights, can push himself to achieve Rock Lee’s Speed unweighted for short bursts]
-Expert Kenjutsu skills
-Expert Kyūjutsu Skills
-Hawk Summoning Contract
-Expert Shurikenjutsu Skills
- Adept Collaboration Jutsu Skills
-Advanced Chakra Control [Can rival yours but still not as advanced]
-B Level Fire Style Jutsu
- C to B Level Lightning Style Jutsu [Proto-Chidori]
-Has Cursed Seal of Heaven as last resort
-Learning One Handed Hand Signs


Naruto Uzumaki

-Tapped up to One Cloak Kyuubi Chakra [Can invoke Initial Transformation and mimic Kurama’s natural abilities through his own chakra thanks to long term chakra fusion with Kurama]
-C to B Level Wind Style Skills but can brute Force into A Level
-Adept Ninjutsu Skills [Expert at his Signature Arsenal such as Transformation & Shadow Clone]
- Expert Taijutsu Skills [On Par with Rock Lee with Weights, can use chakra to replicate Unweighted Lee’s speeds. Uses wind Style to make a rudimentary form of Frog Katas.]
-Adept Shurikenjutsu Skills
-Advanced Chakra Control [Lower than Sasuke’s but good enough to learn the Rasengan as he’s so far on the prototype stage]
-Adept Sensory Skills
-Adept Kenjutsu skills
-Novice Fuinjutsu Skills
-Adept Genjutsu Resistance
-Foxes/Tanuki summoning Contract
- Adept Collaboration Jutsu Skills
-Novice Chakra Synchronization Skills
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Since when did this attract a bunch of power level fans?
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>>3593925

Shinsei Mahachisu has becoming less and less of having a heavy drawback the more you guys been training it. At this stage the worst it can do is make you feel a little weary like Lee abusing the frontal lotus/first two gates in canon.

Anima you just got that so no shit. It's literally a stepping stone to your Sage mode progression tree
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>>3593988
Naruto has always attracted power level fans low-key.
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>>3593988
Personally I hate power levels. They fuck up everything they touch. I like it better when characters win by being clever rather than being strong.
>>3593983
Also I would rather if skill growth was slowed down a bit. It should take our team years to reach the skill level of a jounin.
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>>3594009

Well you're not the only one who thinks that [Taking years to reach Jounin level]. Right now you're around Chunin level with broken power sources that can boost you to the same power output as a jounin with heavy drawbacks. But you definitely lack the experiences to truly capitalize on it.

So...Canon Sound Four Tier I guess. Before they got Edo-Tensei hax. But even they still got more experience then current Team Seven.
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>>3594019
There seriously needs to be more checks and balances between all the bullshit in Naruto, the big reason power level bullshit took over was because of how there was nothing keeping the overpowered bullshit in check and there was no way for everyone else to keep up. Fix that and a lot of problems will be solved.
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>>3594019
Yeah, we'll probably be at around Jounin level after the timeskip but I hardly see us being anything beyond a Chunin at this point in time. Which by the way we're taking a exam for.
What I do see though is that Sakura helping their team with Chakra Control has definitely pushed them to much higher levels then canon at this point in time.

>>3594026
Oh definitely, but the question is what sort of checks and balance SOSP should implement.
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>>3594034
Maybe steal a page from Hunter X Hunter with how they shut bullshit down. Several character had a hatsu that forced the enemy into zetsu to defeat them. Fuinjutsu is the only way really seal abilities so we’d have to use that like maybe one person temporarily lose the use of their eyes to suppress someone else’s dojutsu. That’s a good start.
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>>3594081

Don't forget stuff like Juinjutsu, Chakra Absorption, Chakra Disrupting/Destroying Jutsus, and a bunch of different anti-jutsu tactics. Heck Genjutsu alone can seriously mess up the "bullshit". Most people drop the ball with the uchihas cause they use "Vision" based Genjutsu rather than any of the other five senses.
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>>3593108
>>3593130

I was hoping for more votes At this rate I'll start to rethink my earlier decision just to focus on your fight and jump cut the rest to speed up the narrative.
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>>3593052
>Stay with Temari but bring her to another one of your friends [write-in who]
Tenten
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>>3594239
Whoops sorry.
>>3593052
>Stay with Temari but bring her to another one of your friends
I think she'll go well with Tenten.
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>>3594210
Another problem I have is how the chakra system has no real underlying logic while nen has a very clear underlying logic. Example nen has a 6 very well established categories of abilities and has several techniques shared between everyone all of which fit to in a very clear way meanwhile chakra has five elements that seem to make some sense, some basic techs shared everyone (but don’t have any clear logic in how they fit together), and kekkei genkai which fuck everything up.
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>>3594239
>>3594259
>>3594260

I see what you guys are doing.

Seeing Temari with a glooming face you decide to cheer up by having her hang out with some of your other friends. Grabbing Temari by the hand you made your way to Sasuke. You weren’t taking no for an answer much to Temari’s dismay. Gaara doesn’t really bat an eye at the scene. You weren’t sure if that was his way of letting you do what you want or he just didn’t care. As you dragged Temari with you, you also waved over to Tenten to come join you.

Mildly confused by this Tenten decides to go towards your location. Leaving Neji to having to share a conversation with Lee and Kiba. Despite being stoic, Neji was quite respectable and capable of good social skills. Compared to Sasuke he was far more approachable although he still kept his guard at all time. You knew precisely why he does so. Shino meanwhile moved to conversing with Naruto or rather Naruto dragged Shikamaru and Choji towards him as Hinata was heading towards Shino. This was like some sort of game of musical chairs with participates.

Still flustered by your actions, Temari ultimately relinquished fighting back with a defeated sigh. Quickly you made your way to Sasuke. Upon first glance you saw Sasuke eyeing Zaku with the attentive focus of a hawk. Common sense could tell you that since Team Dosu was formed as an Anti-Uchiha squad that Sasuke would commit to memory how they fight. Heck you were doing that too just so you can dismantle it completely next time.

Arriving just before the start of the next round, the four of you briefly exchange pleasantries before turning back to the fight. On Kankuro’s end he just stood there quietly observing Misumi. Going as far as to remove the device on his back after deeming it unnecessary for this fight. Misumi didn’t wave from this and went to make the first move. Kankuro countered by flicking a couple of large clod of stones.

Insulted by this, Misumi simply deflects the stones, disbursing them upon impact. Truthfully they weren’t stones…but sand clods. Forced to close his for a brief moment, Kankuro already begins his act of deception. By the time Misumi opens his eyes he would see Kankuro charging at him to throw a punch. Dodging with just a hair’s graze, Misumi glares as blood spill from his mask.

Meanwhile you continue to watch the battle from above. During the sand clog trick, you noticed series of chakra threads silently latching themselves on to Misumi’s body. This was similar to the trick that Kankuro performed on Naruto.

“Say Temari…You told me that there’s three primary brigades in Sunagakure. The Iron Fan, The Cloth and-“

“The Puppet Brigade. Being a bookworm really has its advantages.” Temari cuts you off, already gathering what you really wanted to know.
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>>3594439

“Well it’s hard to ignore when I think back to the chakra threads you guys taught me. Not to mention I been wondering why he’s carrying that giant device on his back. Then there’s the fact I think back to the first written exam when there was one more proctor than normal.” You playfully smile before resuming a serious look.

“Puppet Brigade? What’s that.” Temari asked, curious at what you were implying.

“The Iron Fan is self-explanatory. The Cloth brigade are ninjas capable of manipulating all kinds of fabric with cloth being the most used. A more skillful ninja could even use the cloth on the enemies back to control them like puppets as Kankuro’s Squad Leader Maki demonstrated. Kankuro tries to use his chakra threads to emulate her skills with the cloth since he didn’t have her aptitude. He was far more suited to actual puppets. But he still couldn’t completely throw away the lessons she imposed on him much to Lady’s Chiyo’s advice. That’s why he keeps his puppets secure in those bandages.”

“Like me he used to be on another team. His team was comprised of Ameno and Kōji under Ms Maki’s command. To be honest you remind me of Ameno. That’s probably why Kankuro has a hard time dealing with you. She was also a compassionate and polite girl with the same no nonsense demeanor. “

“Ameno huh? I wish I got to meet her.” You somberly looked down at the ground. Temari responds to this by slapping your back, causing you to almost jump up like a scardey cat.

“Maybe when you go to Sunagakure you can do just that.” Temari remarks, smiling at your pouting expressing as you silently fumed.

“Anyway the Puppet Brigade as the name suggests focuses battling with mechanical devices called puppets. Normally these devices are made out of wood though as Sunagakure advance the more our traditions follow suit to keep up with the changes. Take steel for instance. It’s one of the hardest substance to control but many puppeteers are migrating the complexity and density of steel to better weaponized these old arts for the modern times.”

>Ask more about Kankuro's Past
>Ask more about Puppet Ninjutsu
>Focus back on the match
>Asks Tenten's opinion on all of this
>Other [write-in]
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>>3594556

Forgot

>Ask Temari about her Team
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>>3594556
>Asks Tenten's opinion on all of this
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>>3594556
>>3594558
Let's not pry into Kankuro's Past without him around.
>Asks Tenten's opinion on all of this
>Focus back on the match
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>>3594556
>Focus back on the match
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>>3594439
>Asks Tenten's opinion on all of this
>Focus back on the match
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>>3594556
>Focus back on the match
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>>3594611
>>3594650
>>3594660
>>3594804

“What’s your intake on this Tenten” You looked to your senior with a curious look. As the resident weapon user this must have been interesting news for her.

“Hmmm. If I were to compare it. It doesn’t sound all that different to the advances that my family and the weapon division in Konoha have been trying to do. Unlike puppetry we been trying to make a suitable power source to animate these device forces. They were among the rusted traps in Akagahara but far more simple and limited compare to the “Autonomous' puppets we currently have. It’s still in the prototype stages though.”Tenten replied, placing her index finger on her chin.

“Wait you never told me that! Had I know I really wouldn’t have picked Akagahara for my sparing with Neji.” You muttered, once again reminded of your blunder from long ago.

"Wait you sparred with Neji. You never told me this Sakura." Sasuke asked in mild confusion.

"You never asked! I have a life more than just hanging out with you and Naruto." You barked back, turning your attention back to Tenten.

“One you never asked and two why did you think I came along? To merely just be the referee? No it was to keep you and my teammates from activating those ruined machines. Although I did manage to find them. They were exactly what I imagined~” Tenten points out, flicking your wide forehead for further emphasis. Afterwards she started to show her fangirl charms over the sight and wanting to see Sunagakure’s puppetry.

“See what you had done Sakura. Tenten is in her weapon obsession mode again.” Sasuke muttered behind your back as you rubbed your forehead.

“Yes Sasuke I know.” Awkawrdly laughing at this you turn to Temari who was also in a nervous sweat at seeing Tenten fantasizing.

“It’s a small world after all. Can’t be surprised especially when both villages also get their supplies from Takumi Village. “ Temari points out before redirecting everyone back to the fight.

As you returned to watching the fight you saw that Misumi had managed to catch Kankuro off guard. By utilizing his Soft Physique Jutsu he was able to ensnare Kankuro with the use of his elastic body. Kankuro found himself in a real bind as he was only able to move his hands. Misumi was thorough in stopping Kankuro’s joints while keeping him from escaping.

Assured of his victory Misumi tries to pressure Kankuro with the threat of snapping his neck. A threat that Kankuro didn’t take too kindly. Instead Kankuro chose to be the comedian by egging Misumi. Angered by this, Misumi tries to squeeze Kankuro tightly knowing full well that if actually broke his neck then Misumi will risk expulsion at the potential death of an applicant. He was merely trying to scare him to give up which wasn't working in the slightest.
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>>3595057

However, Misumi found it rather troubling getting a tight enough squeeze on Kankuro’s body. He wasn’t sure how but it seems like Kankuro was far more…durable than he let on. Irritated by this, Misumi starts to summon strong currents of water from his body. Kankuro looked as his body was now half submerged in water as his hand and head were the only ones untouched.

“Hmph! No matter. I’ll just resort to suffocating you. No matter how tough you are you can’t protect yourself from this.” Misumi threatened, trying once again to get Kankuro to admit defeat.

“Are you sure about that?” Kankuro calmly smiled.

“Huh?”

With a twitch of Kankuro’s fingers, Misumi found himself unable to move. The water formed from his body quickly disburse and splashes against the ground. Misumi was forced to look at Kankuro who started to twitch his fingers. Now against his will Misumi quickly removed himself from Kankuro. It seems that in trying to capture Kankuro with close range combat, it was Kankuro who caught Misumi since the very beginning.

“Got to say your Jutsus is really something else. But you should never try to out control a puppeteer.” Kankuro smiles, being kind enough to reveal the chakra threads around him. Misumi was left speechless as he soon realized that Kankuro had control of the entire fight since that sand ball.

“A word of advice should you continue the path of a shinobi. Don’t make threats that you are incapable of fulfilling. Especially…when you invite the enemy to inflict the supposed fate on to you. For instance, imagine how flexible you can be if I crush your bones or suffocate you?” To empathize this Kankuro starts making Misumi twist and turn as the latter was force to use more chakra to prevent himself from further damage. By doing this, it only made it easier for Kankuro to control him.

“…You’re not really going to kill me r-right. I-If you do that you’ll be disqualified.” Misumi pleaded, trying to reason against Kankuro’s cold demeanor.

Slowly smiling at this Kankuro moves his right hand as Misumi’s body started to get into a fighting stance. “Relax idiot. Like I’d kill you. More likely I’ll just make you pass out through asphyxiation. But to quote a terrifying man…. That’d be too easy and too boring. So how about I’ll have you defeat yourself instead.”

“W-Wha” Without warning or mercy Kankuro forced Misumi’s body to start pummeling itself as hard as possible. A feat that was very easy to do thanks to Misumi’s highly flexible body. It didn’t take too long but you were still a little off put by the act. Once Misumi was rendered unconscious Kankuro finally undid his puppetry.
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>>3595083

“Sorry about that. I just happen to not like people…. who talk about killing as if it was such a casual thing to do. Even Konoha Ninjas aren’t that dumb.” Kankuro coldly remarks, undoing his usual aloof and laid-back demeanor.

Everyone was rendered quiet after that little speech. Naruto only gulped at Kankuro's action as Kankuro turns to him. Deciding to dispel the tensed situation he quickly shift back to his normal demeanor.

"See that Shrimp. If you tried to slug me that day I would've just made you knock yourself out." Kankuro teased Naruto.

"Says you! I'm a lot tougher then that nerd and quit calling me shrimp." Naruto was driven to the point of anger as Hinata had to held back Naruto. He was fuming hard as he thrash his arms helplessly in the air. You could only smiled as you begin to understand the man named Kankuro.

“The winner is Kankuro.” As Hayate says this, Kankuro merely went down to pick up his hidden puppet and walk back up the stairs. “That said I should’ve did that before he used that water Jutsu. Now I’m all soaked. Ugh! I should’ve hit him harder.” Kankuro fumed, causing Temari to laugh at her younger brother’s little tantrum.

All eyes went back on to the screen board as the next fight was to be announced. In mere seconds it seems that the next fight would be…. Shino Aburame vs Mubi.

>Stick with your current commentary group
>Swap out to another [Write-in who]
>Hang out with one of the Jounin [write-in who]
>Watch alone
> Other [write-in]
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>>3595092

A small taste of the bitter baggage of Kankuro, especially with his brother Gaara. Another thing that Part I really lampshaded alongside things like Temari actually having second thoughts/not wanting to break the peace between Konoha and Sunagakure. Even if the wind damiyo's actions among other...complications are forcing their hand.


I want to make this Kankuro more consistent to his part II self as one of his biggest defining character is his relationship to his brother. The struggle between acknowledging that he loves hsi brother or giving into the fear that Shukaku caused by almost killing him. There's more but I don't want to be rambling too much.
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>>3595092
>>Stick with your current commentary group
oh fuck shino about to fuck this dude up considering what he did to zaku in canon
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>>3595092
>Stick with your current commentary group
And since we already met Shino and know how bugs work due to Imitation Beast Arts.
>Commentate on how Oboro's team really isn't that lucky with their matchups.
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>>3595171
Yeah this
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>>3595171
support
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>>3595171
Sure
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>>3595171
>>3595313
>>3595331
>>3595499

“You know I don’t exactly have any positive feelings towards these guys. Yet I still can’t help but feel bad that two members from Team Orobo have gotten such unfair matchups. “You lamented while watching Kankuro end up with Naruto and Hinata. He continued to tease the little blond shinobi while Hinata kept him from taking a swing at him.

“Yeah. Orobo had it the worst with Zaku but Mubi has it just as bad. His typical tactics are useless against Shino.” Sasuke focused his eyes to the battle, already gauging precisely how Shino will handle this.

“Yeah Shino uses insects to fight. Insects are very good at swarming and burrowing underground. I know from personal experience. “You momentarily flashed your cat-like eyes before returning them to normal.

“Talk about a lucky break for him then~” Tenten whistled in delight. Sasuke let off a small chuckle as he never got tired of picking on Orobo.

“Can you guys stop making fun of Orobo?” You frown upon your companions as you were considering their actions to be cruel at this point.

“Shino. Wait you don’t mean Shino Aburame from the Aburame clan?” Temari glances turning back to you after watching Shikamaru arguing with Ino.

“Yeah that Shino Aburame. Why you ask?” Sasuke questioned Temari.

“We done our homework. He’s one of the Heavenly Four of your graduated class. Between you, Sasuke Uchiha, and Ino Yamanaka, it’s highly favorable that at least one of you will make it to the finals. So if he’s stepping up, then that Mubi guy is a goner.”

“Out of curiosity. Who’s at the top?” Sasuke looks to Temari with a mild curious look.

“Sasuke!” You yelled, the frown worsens as you didn’t peg Sasuke to be childish and ask such a thing.

“You’re cute when you’re curious. In term of fighting strength, we dubbed you as the number one target. That said we don’t ignore anyone from the Heavenly Four. “ Temari smiled, briefly glancing at you before turning back to Sasuke.
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>>3595525

Meanwhile back at the arena, Shino kept his hands in his pocket. He continued to keep to himself while Mubi was doing the same. The two started to eye each other for a couple of minutes after the match was called. This stare down was agitating some of the more hot-blooded individuals. You almost fell from the rails when Naruto especially was barking at Shino to make a move. You’re going to need to remind him the importance of “observation before action” next time you get the chance.

“You only get one warning so listen well. If you try the same tactics as your teammate…it won’t end well for you. Forfeit and withdraw if that’s your only move. “Shino said, shocking Mubi with his words. Mubi soon regains his composure.

“I’m not falling for your intimidation games.” Mubi replied, making the necessary hand signs.

“Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

“Mist Servant Jutsu!” Upon incantation Mubi started to multiple as hundreds of black versions of himself begin to appear. Some started to come from the ground as Shino was soon surrounded. Shino remained calm despite the army surrounding him.

“Really? You can’t be bothered to paint your clones the same color as you?”

“Laugh it up smart guy but I got the advantage here. “As Mubi says this he was silently uses the Underground Projection Fish to start hiding underground. The clones meanwhile start to move eerily towards Shino.

Shino narrowed his brow, having already deduce the fact that is merely Genjutsu. Even so, he wouldn’t move an inch as the clones continue to move towards him. Strangely, you start to hear something off from Shino. A familiar sound begins to creep in your ears as normally it’d be silent to regular people. But with your keen senses from all those survival training with team eight made you far sharper than the norm.

>Use Imitation Beast Arts to see what Shino is planning
>Talk to the commentary crew about [write-in]
>Focus your attention elsewhere
>Other [write-in]
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>>3595592
>Use Imitation Beast Arts to see what Shino is planning
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>>3595525
>Use Imitation Beast Arts to see what Shino is planning
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>>3595592
>Use Imitation Beast Arts to see what Shino is planning
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>>3595592
Can we not use Imitation Beast Arts to peek into their plans? It's rude. Save it for if we have to fight him later in the exams.
Not to mention it's already quite obvious anyways.
>Talk to the commentary crew about Mist Clones and Clone variants in general.
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>>3595646
You might as well say we should avoid intelligent decisions because it would be “unfair” with that sort logic.
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>>3595592
>Use Imitation Beast Arts to see what Shino is planning
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>>3595604
>>3595608
>>3595609

To be sure of his next action, you fully activate the Imitation Beast Arts to fully awaken your sensing capabilities. Upon activation you were met with quite the unnerving sight. From your gaze you saw that Shino had already spread his kikaichū through the ground from his shoes. Not only that but they were multiplying by the thousands.

It was only the beginning however as the bugs were using the Summoning Jutsu. In hindsight it shouldn’t be all that surprising that sentient insects are able to summon other insects. The Aburame were breed alongside their specialty insects. Therefore, they were essentially one in the same and fit the requirements of requiring tribute to summon, typically that of blood.

To what you can tell what Shiro was summoning made you feel positively sick. Instinctively you covered your mouth as you fight the urge to puke. Shino was summoning the overgrown leeches that were waiting in the shadows. The subtle use of Earth Style rearranging the terrain allowed all of this to be possible without alerting anyone. Well anyone except those who were keen at reading the subtle alteration. Mubi was not one of those people.

“If you’re trying to provoke me to attack it’s useless. I was trained under people who’s Genjutsu is far more advance and creative than this.” You don’t know why but you felt like Shino was praising you more than just only talking about Kurenai.

“Say that only after you win!” Mubi replied, throwing several Kunais onto Shino. As they struck his body suddenly explodes, revealing that it was a decoy made out of insects.

Mubi was put into a state of shock and fear. When did Shino have the time to make a decoy? Was he in a Genjutsu like how he tried to apply to Shino?Where exactly is he? Question among questions flood his head as Mubi dives back down to the ground.

“What is it Sakura?” Sasuke asked, noticing the fact you were so sick to your stomach.

“I-I just forgot how well prepared Shino can be. If you saw what I’m sensing, then you probably wouldn’t be able to sleep for a month out of paranoia….” You muttered.

“Stop! I think I’ll just wait and see. The way you’re describing it already gives me the chills.” Tenten shivered, going as far as to cover your mouth to stop you from continuing.
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>>3596087

Mubi was quickly forced out of the ground in a violent breakthrough. To everyone’s shock and arguably horror they saw that there was a bunch of leeches currently attached to Mubi’s body. Mubi felt his life slowly draining away as he tries desperately to pull off the leeches. All while looking at the large hole on the rock as several swarms of insects start to rise out from the ground.

“…. What are these things…. a-are they what I think they are?” Mubi shakes in fear at the insects that were coming at him from all sides.

“Leeches yes. Specifically, the giant leeches from the forest of death. You must have been fortunate to not run into them. Too bad. Because of our strong ties and care to our insect companions, the Aburame Clan is one of the few clans acknowledged by the entire Insect kingdom. Unlike most who have merely a couple of contracts, the Aburame can call upon any insects to our aid. Even without their help, I could break through your deception on my own and use Earth style to flush you out. But you didn’t take my warning seriously…so I thought I’d give you…a proper example.” Simply by snapping his fingers, the swarm of insects begin to travel by waves towards Mubi.

“No! S-Stop! I-AAAAAAAAARRRGGGGHHH” Mubi could only scream as he was engulfed by the insects. The leeches kept him without the strength to escape. Leaving the insects, specifically the kikaichū to absorb his remaining chakra safely without resistance. Only once they had their fill did all of the insects disappeared, the remaining Kikaichū returned to living inside Shino’s body.

“I did warned you what would happen if you try the same tactics as your teammate.” Shino remarked, pushing his glasses before walking away. Mubi was knocked out, showing a rather fearful look on his face as foam formed around the mouth.

“Winner of the Fourth Round Shino Aburame.” Hayate doesn’t bat an eye unlike many of the participates who were disturbed by Shino’s control of the battlefield through his insects. At this point there was mere silence as the monitor starts to reveal the next match.

Kin Tsuchi vs Chōji Akimichi

>Stick with your current commentary group
>Swap out to another [Write-in who]
>Hang out with one of the Jounin [write-in who]
>Watch alone
> Other [write-in]
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>>3596087
The kikaichū aren’t actually sentient. They are more like small robots that are programmed by the user to perform actions. If they were sentient they would be vulnerable to genjutsu.
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>>3596169
>Stick with your current commentary group
This’ll be interesting.
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>>3596173

I went with the assumption of the hive mind tactics where they're all united and per-programmed but still capable of acting independently if need be and their sheer numbers made them a natural counter to Genjutsu since it they can exchange chakra with one another to break out of Genjutsu.
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>>3596199
In the source material they were straight up immune to genjutsu.
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>>3596209

Yeah reading about it now. Them not being sophisticated enough is disappointing but a per-programmed robot can still be commanded to do remote summons. Oh well.
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>>3596169
>Stick with your current commentary group
tell sasuke to use his sharingan to study her movements even though she's not a uchiha she's still a danger especially if she was to fight us again maybe ask if he feels weird seeing someone outside of kakashi having a sharingan
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>>3596219
You're the one writing. You could just retcon it if you think it makes it more interesting.
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>>3596219
Preprogrammed robots that are completely immune to genjutsu are arguably more useful despite needing more strategy to utilize fully which is why I pointed it out.
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>>3596318
Can you vote by the way?
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>>3596169
>Stick with your current commentary group
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>>3596352
I have no preference in regards to this vote. But fine.
>>3596169
>Stick with your current commentary group
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>>3596169
>Stick with your current commentary group

I second this >>3596248
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>>3596248
I'm pretty sure he's already on it, no need to boss him on this.
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>>3596188
>>3596248
>>3596359
>>3596369
>>3596978
>>3596973

“Hey Kin. I don’t need to say this but don’t lose to that fatso okay?” Zaku mentioned while eyeing Kin as she prepares for combat.

“Who do you think you’re talking to?” Kin didn’t turn her head to Zaku as she tightened her boots.

“Kin Tsuchi, the Bewitching Itako.”

“I don’t recall picking that name. “

“Pay no mind. That said, your signature Senbons may not work on this one. He can fully control his size which is impressive considering his massive physical prowess and his natural body is far denser than a normal person.” Dosu pointed out. Kin glances at Dosu before looking to Choji who was getting motivated by Asuma’s offer to treat him if he wins.

“If his fat is hiding an impregnable fortress then it doesn’t matter. I’ll still tear it down. Just have to tenderize it first.” Kin calmly foretold, putting a pair of special bells around the bottom of her very long ponytail. Once her preparations were done she made her way down the stairs.

Upon hearing the call both fighters made their way to the arena. In preparation based on seeing how Dosu fought with Lee Choji plugged his ears with Earth Release. That way he could avoid any deceptive sound techniques from Kin. Shockingly she wasn’t really bothered by this as the match begin. If anything she went for the absent of sound by performing the Silent Killing fighting style. Again you got Haku flashbacks as you observed Kin’s method of attacks. Despite being blind she was very precise and accurate with throwing her senbons. Tenten could only make a whistle in acknowledgement.

Keeping his distance, Choji starts off by utilizing the Partial Multi-Size Jutsu.. By regulating it between his arms and legs he could switch between moving at high speeds to avoid attacks or to close the distance for a direct attack. Even with the surprise factor Choji couldn’t land a hit on Kin. Her timed dodges and jumps allowed her to just barely scrape the range limit of his attacks. Opening him up for several of Kin’s Senbon’s strikes. Had he unplugged his ears he would be dealing with the Shadow Senbon tactic that would’ve made dodging that much harder.
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>>3597186 (You)

Choji on the other hand didn’t bother dodging as the Senbon attacks bounced off from his body. Instead he continued to charge at Kin with brute force. Much to Kin’s annoyance Dosu was indeed right about Choji’s hide. Even without chakra reinforcing she wound it rather troublesome to pierce through his densely thick skin. On the other hand Choji was having a hard time hiding her with her graceful and precise movements. Each step she took there was several different afterimages following her movements. It only add to making it harder for Choji as the fight continued. The constant fluidity of motions and changing speeds were also a big part to the deception.

To counteract this Choji quickly invoke the Multi-Sized Jutsu. Expanding rapidly into an extremely round giant, Choji prepared the necessary steps for the Human Bullet Jutsu. Kin took the time to take aim and throw a single Senbon high into the air. With a single hand sign she called for the Summoning Jutsu. From one Senbon formed thousands as she redirects the swarm into Choji now that he was stationary. A useless effort as thanks to his Multi-Sized Jutsu his hide was even stronger. Thus annoying Kin further at her Senbon Shower was rendered useless. Or so it seems.

Now with his limbs and head inside the giant torso, chakra begins to shoot out from them as he begins to take movement. Kin anticipates this as she uses the chakra to guide her Senbon upwards to serve as a spike filled to detriment Choji’s path. Once again Choji demonstrates the sheer raw power of his clan’s techniques as the Human Boulder Jutsu broke through those spiked defenses. Earlier during the Begnning of the fight you made your attention to Sasuke who was watching closely to Kin. However, he was oddly enough not using his Sharingan to help record the upcoming spectacle.

“Sasuke. I hate to ask this considering the possible feelings you must be having over all of this. But do you think you can use your Sharingan to copy Kin’s movements. Uchiha or not, she’s a dangerous element so if we have to fight her again then it’d be beneficial for us to keep it to memory.” You asked while still being mindful of Sasuke’s feeling.


“To be honest I feel rather…abhorred about the entire thing. While I’m not exactly obsessed with the purity of my clan since I’m the last surviving member in Konoha. I can’t say I approve the recreation of my clan’s pride especially to this degree. “Sasuke explained, but you feel like there was another reason that was the cause for Sasuke’s hesitation.

“Almost sounds like the mythos of Amanozako.” Tenten casually pointed out.

“I don’t think a mythology lesson is going to make Sasuke feel any better.” You narrowed your eyes sightly while still being mindful of Sasuke's predicament.
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>>3597222

“It’s alright Sakura. I suppose I can’t underestimate Kusagakure’s science and bio-engineering if they were able to achieve this much. Still, because she’s not a full Uchiha she can’t fully handle the mature Sharingan like I can. However…unlike Kakashi she can actually turn off her Sharingan although her eyes become blind as a result. “Sasuke sighed, closing his eyes before revealing the Sharingan. He was using those legendary eyes to follow the entire battle.

“That must sound really inconvenient. To be without sight for most of your routine life until the need of such powerful eyes.” Tenten said, looking at the scene with slight sympathy.

“You would think that. But look at the way she’s fighting. It’s almost if her blindness isn’t affecting her in the slightest. It’s almost like she can time Choji’s moves and counter them at point of impact. It’s natural that her body came up with some kind of compensation to make up for it. And it’s helping her fight so efficiently despite her handicap.” Temari said, acknowledging that the way Kin moves was far more refined to the stumbling that Zaku did. But there was still some similarities that made Temari quick to be on guard with her analyzing.

“I recall Kin using some sort of Echolocation during the written exam to cheat. Do you think she’s using some form of Ultra Hearing to listen to the rhythm and sounds of Choji’s muscles and joints to anticipate and predict his moves?” You questioned, using that big brain of yours to recall the act perfectly.

“If it was only just that then her bells would also be getting in the way of it. Either her hearing is good enough to isolate a person’s sounds or she developed another means to act when using her bells to avoid misinformation like Seismic Sense. “Sasuke remarked.

“Touch Sensitivity can be trained through methods like Chi Sau to achieve such levels of reading micro-movements without the usage of chakra. So that’s not far off for a possibility. Who knows, she may be able to use Echolocation through her skin rather than her ears. ” Temari replied.

“Don’t you think we might be overthinking this?” Tenten asked, scratching the side of her nose as she feels like she’s back in the library with the amount of science between you, Temari and Sasuke.
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>>3597242

“For a ninja being cautious is vital to survival. Until we can figure out the secret to her method of sensing we have to consider all the possibilities. Don’t forget, these guys were biologically enhanced to be efficient super soldiers in addition to the possible intense training done to refine them to perfection. Compared to Sakura who learned Seismic Sensing through the Ninnekos, Kin probably developed a greater variation because of the loss of one of her key senses if going by her having an enhanced sense of touch. But there’s still one element remaining that’s left unchecked. ”Sasuke narrowed his eyes, focusing extensively at Kin’s every movement.

You who popped out your cat senses at the start of the match was also having a hard time really pinpointing the method of Kin’s hyper awareness. But you knew it had to be natural since there was no use of chakra. Or she was really good at deceiving potential onlookers of her chakra usage. You couldn’t be sure either way.

“It’s Air Current Sensing. I can read the air currents thanks to my inherence but rigorous training in Wind Style can achieve a very near identical effect. So if she’s capable of combining Seismic Sensing and Air Current Sensing then her natural sensory potential is absurd. And that’s just chalking in her sense of touch or hearing. ” Temari remarked.

“So she’s good at perceiving with hyper awareness. That’s not exactly going to do her any good if she can’t break through Choji’s defenses. Not to mention his Human Boulder attack will give him the speed needed to finally start hitting Kin.” You tried to raise everyone’s morals and believe in Choji’s skills since you occasionally spared with him in Taijutsu.

“Maybe…but I get the feeling the corner Choji is trying to push her in…is really a trap laid for himself.” There was a small amount of dread in Sasuke’s voice as he watches Choji finally pinning Kin and going for one big wind up to finish the Kusagakure Kunoichi off.

Kin meanwhile turns towards your location. In just a brief moment she points you directly out from the crowd. Staring at you directly moments before Choji comes rolling towards her. She made a rather eerie smile that sent shiver down your spine. The abundant amount of chakra flowing through her body and the control to make it work the muscles got you speechless as…this was very familiar. And that is what gave you the feeling of imminent danger.

>Warn Choji before it’s too late about Kin’s next move
>Continue observation in silence to break down Kin’s trick
>Tell Hayate to stop the match
>Make your way to the arena directly based on the imminent danger you sensed.
>Other[write-in]
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>>3597255
>Continue observation in silence to break down Kin’s trick
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>>3597255
>Continue observation in silence to break down Kin’s trick
Helping others is forbidden in this part of the exam unfortunately if she's staring at us however maybe we can try to use our killing intent to scare her into messing up
I dont think that count as helping in the traditional sense
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>>3597255
>Continue observation in silence to break down Kin’s trick

Fuuuuuuuck there really isn't a good answer here.
At the same time it would be completely unreasonable if this were a intentionally lethal attack, and there should be Medical Nins at the ready in case of a major accident.
Choji is also really bulky so he should be able to survive it... right?
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>>3597255
>Continue observation in silence to break down Kin’s trick
>>3597849
I mean he's going to survive worse plus if he dies she's disqualified I doubt she's going to try something like that here that's way to risky
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>>3593130



>Orochimaru's crew + Kusagakure
> Danzo's Root?
> The Followers of Jashin
>The Otsustukis
> The Four Wanted Criminals of the former 12 guardian Shinobi
>The Remnant of Hanzo
>The Ninja Mafia Kakuzen keeps going to for money ?
>A recreation of Kara at worst?

There's probably more options out there especially if using filler.
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>>3597879
[Spoiler] not even mentioning akatsuki and all their bullshit [/spoiler]
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>>3597879
>Orochimaru's crew
As in Sound? Aside from Kimi they were all jobbers
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>>3597879
Every country should have their own little criminal organization they have to deal with and most criminal organizations should be small scale things not that world scale threats. Also another thing to think about, with Konoha being so weak isn’t there the possibility of another ninja village forming to try to steal power from Konoha and become the new dominant military power in the region be a possibility? All I want is more potential for conflict.
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>>3597255
>Continue observation in silence to break down Kin’s trick
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>>3597255
>Continue observation in silence to break down Kin’s trick

>>3597977
Anon,Dosu's team of randos have been given three different kekkei genkai for no reason and Oro doesnt mind them flaunting said bloodlines in the Chunin exam,you should expect everyone in the Sound Four to have their own unique special snowflake bloodline out top of an improved cursed seal.

Actually,why does Pedosnek want to mess up with Itachi's brother if he can make his own Sharinhax?
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>>3598185
His bootleg Sharinhax isn't as hax as the real one.
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>>3598194
i mean as far as we know we dont know if he was able to give her mangekyou we really dont know how far orochimaru was able to experiment
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>>3598226
No it is inferior. The entire reason she has to blind herself is for the same reason Kakashi has to cover her Sharingan. It’s straight up not as good.
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>>3597977

I wouldn't knock off Orochimaru's huge collection of prisoner and other dangerous individuals, especially since most of them are the ones who survived his experiments. Including the curse seal ones like in the canon prison.

Also the sound four are less jobbers and more victims of opportunists considering the Sasuke Rescue team only lucked out when the Sound 4 were tired after fighting with Jounins, and Kimimaro is literally dying. Even then they had to have the sand siblings help out who were already chunin tier in the chunin exams and got stronger + Took advantage of weakened Sound Ninjas.


>>3598185

Wouldn't necessarily call them randoms since Orochimaru valued capable folks and these guys passed the trials and tribulations that orochimaru set while also being compatible to his experimentation.

Don't give me more ideas. Although you're not wrong to be paranoid with mad scientist opportunist Orochimaru and friends [Kabuto & Guren for example]
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>>3598329
I’ll gladly give you more ideas if you want.
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>>3598339

I'm listening
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>>3598185
>>3598194
>>3598226
>>3598306

Try the fact he wants a more capable body to handle it. No matter how good he is at recreating the sharingan, Only a true uchiha or Otsustuki can bring out it's full potential. (And trust me he tried.) Otherwise at best you end up with Shin who can go up to Mangekyou but doesn't seam to inherent the madness that is stuff like Susanaoo. Her strain isn't as bad as Kakashi's since she's better conditioned, but it's still more a burden than Sasuke's which is zero once properly trained. Heck even now he's still got the edge over Kin in the strain board.
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>>3598375
can she go up to mangekyou or is 3 tomoe the highest she can go id be really surprised if she could even get susano
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>>3598406

Mangekyou is the highest, but she can't tap into haxes like Susanoo, Izanami and Izanagi cause not Real Uchiha. But she hasn't unlocked Mangekyou. Also I'm like 80% sure only a real Uchiha can unlock Eternal Mangekyou anyway.

The Genetic game is literal 50% Bloodline Power and 50% Being Compatable to fully utilize it without any real downsides or negatives unlike outsiders who just harvest the bloodline to implant into themselves. They also run the risk of it rejecting them or causing additional issues and running rampant. Like Canon Danzo with his Sharingan arm made of Hashirama Cells.
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>>3598414
Honestly, standard Mangekyo is good enough if she only uses it sparingly. Kakashi, right before he lost his Sharingan to Madara in the Fourth Great Shinobi War, probably would have considered an honorary Uchiha if the rest of the clan was still alive because he was spamming Kamui nonstop where at the beginning of Part 2 only one use of it left him bedridden.
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>>3597575
>>3597797
>>3597849
>>3597858
>>3598141
>>3598185

The look that Kin gave you unnerved you. Blind or not Kin was really good at getting under people’s skin from facial expressions alone, almost like a certain Chunin who was watching elsewhere. She just stood there looking at you right until Choji slams his spherical boulder body directly against Kin. The impact was enough to create a massive crater on the ground. Powerful shockwaves shot upwards to the balcony as it generates enough air pressure to lift things upwards.

Suddenly the boulder starts to rumble rather violently. Choji was the only one who could directly see what was happening below. But you could already sense what was happening. In a bizarre twist of fate Choji found himself being lift up from the ground. Each passing second more of the figure who was demonstrating such herculean levels of physical prowess. Upon reaching the face everyone saw Kin currently making a strained smile as she lifts Choji in his expanded Human Bullet form over her head.

Such great feats of strength were unexpected for someone so slender like Kin. Yet you knew precisely what she was doing. She was enhancing her musculature, forcibly undergoing a cycle of destruction and creation until she was physically capable of pulling off…. Chakra Enhanced Condition on a level akin to your typical output and capability. In fact, you thought you saw an image of yourself right beside Kin as she manhandles Choji.

“What’s the matter…. Why are you shaking? Almost like you never seen a woman get ripped and flexed before.” Kin spoke to Choji, noticing the resistance on his bolder form.

Gripping tremendously against Choji’s body, Kin smiles widely as she slams the massive giant boulder against the ground before picking up the process to repeat it again and again. Until finally Choiji dispelled the jutsu and pulled back. Gripping his right shoulder in pain, Choiji forces himself to use the partial.

“This again? I already memorized this attack the first time. But if you want to play…. I can too~” With a smug grin Kin expands her arms to the same size as Choji’s. But it didn’t stop there, she swells her arms further to make Choji’s much smaller in comparison. Just how far did Orochimaru went to reinforce and experiment on these three?

You harden yourself to committing to keeping your mouth shut. Figuring out Kin’s abilities and the secret to her Heightened Sensory and Eidetic Kinesthesia was more important. You kept telling yourself this as you watched Kin slam Choji around like she was shaking out the carpets.

Each slam was harder and more forceful than the last until she tossed Choji high into the air. Compacting her arms back to normal, Kin soon preforms a piledriver finish on Choji. One that he could only lessen the blow by using the multi-size technique to shrink his head into his body as he took the full brunt of the attack.
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>>3598536

Unfortunately, as you continue to keep quiet, Choji was going to be utilized as a guinea pig to figure out Kin’s secrets. Naturally you were disgusted at the thought of treating your friends like mere pawns for your own self-interest. Yet you put up with it believing that the rules will keep Kin from actually killing him at worst. Some part of you still thought that was just an excuse to try and make yourself feel better. Saigyō’s lectures were starting to make you reenact what she would say even without being there more frequently.

As you look back to others you saw a rather shocked Sasuke currently gritting his teeth as he grips the rail. From what you can gather it was actually Sasuke’s move, the Peregrine Falcon Drop. Although altered to better fit Kin’s situation it still achieved the same result. Was Team Dosu watching your fight in the shadows or merely given the direct footage/memories of the event by a certain benefactor before the preliminaries. Racking that brain of yours you begin to recall a single phrase said by Kin during your encounter. I can see your movements and replicate them perfectly even without the Sharingan.

The more you thought about it, the more you should’ve came to realize the dangers that Kin possessed as she has been doing what you and Sasuke are now. If she was altered and trained to better attune to the movements/actions that she can “Copy” then how much information was she collecting. When did she first do it?

Could someone be filling Team Dosu in on your current battles to better prepare them for them for their main objective? Orochimaru was orchestrating everything in the shadows to better test your combat ability and gain more information.

Questions run wild as you think about all the possible times Kin could have gotten enough information to replicate your moves. It then hit you worse than what that Choji was enduring from the smack down.

Playing Possum, when you think of it like that it all started to come together. When you thought you knocked Kin out you didn’t really check to see if she was unconscious. To be fair it was a rather strong blow that would've knocked out most.

No you were too busy living in the moment battling Team Dosu three against one. Sharingan aside, her adaptive capabilities were top notch as it reminded you of Tenten although more severe when adding Body Alterations into the mix.

“Sorry about that. I’m still getting used to this rebirth ~. Unlike you Leaf Ninja who prance around in these peaceful times, us from the other villages have…. experienced far more rigorous conditioning to become effective weapons. Especially ones who were forced to adapt after The Third Great Ninja war. We don’t have the luxury to goof off or playing “Ninja” like the children in this village. Our training and experiences can be considered…a living hell” Kin explained, stomping her foot against Choji’s head.
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>>3598614

“Every day I put myself to the brink as did countless others to reach our true potential. Adversities creates opportunities for strength absolute. The will to survive pushes one to go beyond their limits to try and insure survival. I bet you never once trained seriously. “Kin slowly removes her foot to instead pick up Choji to look at him directly at the face.

“Well I’m waiting? Tell me that you pushed yourself to the breaking point to reach a level of power worthy of representative your village. That you took being a ninja seriously to reach new heights and become that much closer to reaching the zenith of your full potential.” As Kin says this, her blind eyes look directly to Sasuke. Almost as if her speech was to him more than just at Choji.

Choji unfortunately couldn’t respond as he was shaking up from the ordeal. Durable body or not, there was only so much that he could withstand. Kin was far less “Gentle” in comparison to you when using such monstrous strength. It quickly made you think back to the Legendary Stupid brothers who could achieve those same feats at the cost of their intelligence.

“Didn’t think so…” With a cold sigh, Kin tossed Choji against the wall, making a rather large crater. You were sure that he was still alive, but that was going too far just to win the match. You were furious at Kin as countless Konoha ninjas but the more level headed ones acknowledged the truth to her words.

Kusagakure was an unfortunate victim as they were the main battleground for the Third Ninja War. The people there literally had to adapt to the harsh conditions or die out from countless battles and wanton acts of destruction. Rather than becoming a relic like Uzushiogakure, Kusagakure clawed themselves to the present time using whatever means they could to do so. It was rather sad as child soldiers like Team Dosu were born precisely because of such atrocities among others who were looking to take full advantage of their potential. It didn’t excuse Kin’s actions.

Zaku and Dosu smiled with approval alongside did their mentor. She was very happy at the results that were being demonstrated. She may be a fake compared to Sasuke, but her skills and effort was the real deal. Shikamaru and Ino meanwhile were naturally upset but Asuma was at his angriest at the sight of the brutality. A feeling that was shared with the other Konoha Jounin although of a lesser volume.

“You could do far better if you resolved yourself to putting your all into the pursuit of strength rather than continue playing ninja “ Kin turned back to Sasuke, subtly trying to sway him without revealing the elephant in the room.

“…Maybe compared to your life our adversities might look insignificant. However.…” A familiar voice echoes across the room followed by a loud stomp. Eyes quickly dark back to Choji who miraculous pulled himself up from the wall.
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>>3598660


Kin narrowed her blind eyes at Choji while feeling the determination oozing from his body. Chakra started to swell from his back. A process not unlike your Shinsei Mahachisu. Although for Choji he wasn’t using advance chakra control to stimulate his body and produce solid constructs of Chakra. He was using his own body fat as his appearance slimed down. In your eyes you saw a slim yet imposing Choji stumbling towards Kin with what appears to be butterfly wings made out of chakra.

“…Don’t you dare look down on the efforts and hardship that my friends and I have put. I don’t care if you think of me as some sort of Lazy good for nothing. But I won’t allow you to insult my friends!” Choji yelled, rapidly increasing the volume of chakra as his wings intensifies violently. Although imperfect it was still quite the impressive feat as Choji has invoked his family’s secret art. The Butterfly mode.

“...Then come on. Show me what you can do. I’ll show you the difference in our resolve and convictions.” Kin takes a stance, beckoning Choji further as he angrily takes the challenge.

>Keep Quiet and endure
>Encourage Choji with all your heart
>Call the proctors to stop the match due to Choji’s body wearing down
>Threaten Kin to stop
>Other [write-in]
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>>3598040

What is Sound Village?

>>3598489

Glad to see I'm not the only one thinks that. The Uchihas are notorious for getting dumb power ups after another when default Mangekyou already manhandle so many others with its sheer potency. That doesn't excuse Jinchuriki like Naruto who had to power up to keep up however.
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>>3598664
>Keep Quiet and endure
she's fucked like absolutely
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>>3598664
>Keep Quiet and endure
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>>3598664
>Keep Quiet and endure
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>>3598664
>Encourage Choji with all your heart
What's with all the 'keep quiet and endure' shit? that's not really playing into sakura's character in this situation.
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>>3598664
>Keep Quiet and endure
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>>3598825
Do you not realize that same tech almost killed us when we used it?
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>>3598825
he's using something equal to our shinsei mahachisu and with that much calorie converted chakra into raw strength i think we're fine with just watching
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>>3598664
>>Encourage Choji with all your heart
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>>3598720
>mahachisu
>>3598724
>>3598756
>>3598834

You looked closely to Choji as he admirably took his last stand. His body was exerting a lot of chakra in this incomplete state of the Butterfly Mode. His body was worn and the strained put by invoking this form due to strong emotions didn’t make it any better. Honestly you wanted to scream to Choji to stop before he did something that he’d regret. It was already impressive that he could achieve something akin to Shinsei Mahachisu despite his injuries. Now if the technique was complete and he was in full control then he could reach outputs greater than what Shinsei Mahachisu could reach without the usage of Mankai. Still, Choji proved to be a worthy successor to the Akimichi clan with this move.

That said you find yourself forcing yourself to be quiet. No matter how much you wanted to jump in there and put a stop to this, it wasn’t your call. It was Choji’s fight and he should have the right to decide how it ends. You just hope that this would be enough to finish this before his body collapses from the strain of the rapid weight lost in addition. A wish that would go unanswered if Kin would have her way of extending the humiliation further.

Gripping the railways you anchored yourself to the balcony for added insurance. It was taking all of your strength not to go out there and smack Kin. Choji aside Kin was toying with him using your moves and was putting him through the ringer just to prove a point. Almost as if she was enjoying prolonging his suffering rather than calling Hayate to call the match. This infuriated you to no end but you kept to the plan of observing her style and saving it to memory.

“Here I go! “ With a load scream Choji accelerates into high gear towards Kin.

Kin respond to this by not taking any stance. This was rather odd to you so you focused your senses to their limits to pinpoint what Kin was doing. To what you saw gave way to an unfortunate outcome. Choji utilizing the wings to glide through the ground went to deliver a high powered punch towards Kin. Just millimeters from hitting Kin she would disappear from Choji’s sight as he slams his fist against the wall. While you noticed the trick it seem that Choji did not. At first you weren’t sure if it was due to his weakened state or the clever application of an evasion based technique. Either way this opened Choji up to a rather unfair act of deception.

“An attack that slow and straight-lined…will have no effect on me.” Kin muttered, appearing behind Choji thanks to a prepared Body Flicker Jutsu for the last second. As Choji turns he could only briefly see the curved roundhouse kick that sealed the match. Putting in as much strength as she can mustered Kin delivers a devastating blow. Choji was knocked unconscious from the kick as Kin stood in front of the worn out and drained Choji. Although the rapid weight loss weren't in the fatal range, it was still a highly reckless move.
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>>3599008

“Next time…try and surpass that white Bakeneko’s speeds if you want to have a chance at hitting the current me. Though you probably pack way more of a punch than she could in comparison.” Kin remarked, walking from the wreckage as she completed her objective.

You begin to replay the event perfectly in your head as you recall the last move between Choji and Kin. As Choji was speeding towards Kin, Kin was exerting a field of pure yet invisible chakra. In unison she was moving her hair, causing the ringing of bells. Although Choji had used ear plugs to protect himself, in the thrashing they were removed. Allowing for Kin to finally use her deceptive move in addition to augmented physical conditioning. While she could read Choji’s pattern she simultaneously deceived Choji to make him incapable of seeing her trick. A sound based hypnotic Genjutsu.

Using the chakra as an extension of her heightened senses, Kin timed her next move perfectly based on Choji’s pattern. Combined with her heightened reflexes, this is what ultimately gave her the edge in dodging Choji’s last ditch attack. Of course it had to have been done at the last second in order to truly clinch that dramatic counter. She then converted a lot of chakra into the leg that delivered the kick to maximize the kinetic impact of her blow. Thus defeating Choji in one fell swoop, all without directly activating her Matured Sharingan.

This level of perception and anticipation was like that of the Sharingan as this confirmed her words during your previous confrontation. Even while blinded she had made the necessary steps to replicate the Eye of Insight through her heightened sense of touch and chakra field when sound or air alone wasn’t enough. As for the Eye of Hypnotism you can gather she was using the bells to pull it off through the usage of sound waves and the vibrations it carried. Or at least that’s what you estimated from the demonstration that Kin made. At the very least you and Sasuke were beginning to understand the sensing capabilities of Kin that previously made her untouchable in this fight.

“The Winner of the Fifth Round is Kin Tsuchi.” Hayate said, also directing the medical team to start taking Choji to the hospital for recovery.

Hearing that call you start to rush over towards Choji after jumping from the balcony. You were left to exchange glance with Kin as she made her way towards the stares. Although it was brief you met with Kin’s blind gaze with a fully enraged one as you committed yourself to getting payback for Choji the next time you have the fortune of fighting Kin. After all, she did use your moves to essentially hurt your friend and you definitely didn’t like that one bit.

>Try to use Medicial Ninjutsu on Choji
>Directly confront Kin aggressively
>Pass a declaration of defeating Kin before checking up on Choji
>Reframe from doing anything drastic and watch for the next match
>Other [write-in]
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>>3599012
>Refrain from doing anything drastic and wait for the next match
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>>3598851

Calore Control isn't as forgiving as Shinsei Mahachisu despite not being a Kinjutsu. Without proper calorie control, one's abilities are greatly diminished. Here I went with a fluctuating of power as he was exerting his remaining strength trying to keep it together.

That said, hard to label this as "a person won by being more clever/deceptive than just brute strength" since Kin was using sounds and vibration to recreate the core values of the Eye of Insight and Hypnotism through personal experience and her own tinkering to maximize her Sharingan training/proficiency despite her condition . And nobody likes Sharingan hax, real or inspired otherwise.
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>>3599012
>Pass a declaration of defeating Kin before checking up on Choji
Its not that drastic of an action and naruto will inevitably do the same to neji I'd say call her out on her unoriginality
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So if every other ninja village is supposed to now be rational actors, why the hell is Konoha still full of idiots?
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>>3599012
>>Pass a declaration of defeating Kin before checking up on Choji
least we can do maybe have saigyo same some shit to taunt her before the next match is decided
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>>3599012
>Pass a declaration of defeating Kin before checking up on Choji
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>>3599012
I'd say blast her with unrestrained killing intent and remind her that "there are some things even a real Sharingan can't copy".
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>>3599138
We know what a ridiculous amount of killing intent can do, so let's not use it outside of our match.
>>3599012
>Pass a declaration of defeating Kin before checking up on Choji
I would like to skip the declaration myself, but the thread is outvoting me on it. Might as well stick to it.
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>>3599232
I hate the cliche.
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>>3599069
>>3599097
>>3599135
>>3599232

“Kin!” You called, keeping your back turned to her as she took the first step on the stairs.

“Have you come to cry to me about being a little too rough on your friend. Blame him for not knowing when to quit when it was in his best interests. Unlike you leaf ninjas, the rest of us don’t have time to play games…Nor can we afford to.” Kin didn’t turn to meet your gaze but already she was gathering what you would say to her.

“Don’t insult further me by thinking I don’t know what you’re trying to do. Frankly I’m already insulted enough that you would be unoriginal and use my moves to hurt my friends. But that was just apart of your real goal.” You gripped your hand tightly, reminding yourself to remain calm while you pressed into Kin’s motives.

“Oho? And what prey tell do you think I’m trying to do?” Kin questioned, folding her arms against her chest while her bell rings.

“Hurting my friends to get to me while tempting Sasuke simultaneously. A reminder to them not to interfere and a demonstration to push Sasuke into your clutches. I know precisely what your benefactor wants. I’m not a fool.” You barked, refraining from flat out saying who it is. You were mad but even in this enraged state you weren’t stupid. Kin meanwhile could only smile as she turns to look at you.

“Let’s say that your hypothesis is correct and I doing exactly as you say . It’s pointless for you to get involved. You can’t change anything. Even with your talent being a cut above the rest, you’re still far too soft. Your naivety and kindness gives weight to countless weaknesses. Someone who doesn’t know what it truly means to be a ninja can never beat us. I’ll admit you’re strong but that strength is meaningless if you can’t control it or let go of your feelings and fully become a true ninja. Just like your friend over there.”

“Want to see about that?” You turn back to meet her eye to eye. You almost sound like you were threatening the Kusagakure kunoichi. Kin didn’t flinch from your words, but she still focused rather closely on you.

“…To be honest. Right now I’m filled with so much rage that I want to attack you right now and settle this. But…. that’s not what Choji wants nor any of my friends would want. Not like this. So I’ll endure this pain. But I promise you….one way or another I will make my way to fighting you. And I will defeat you. No matter what tricks you pull or adversities you’ll bring…I will defeat you. Kin Tsuchi.” You declared as you slam your hand against the wall. Cracks begin to form as glare at Kin with a determined look.

Kin narrows her dull black eyes before closing them with a smile.” Humph. Well then, I’ll forward to crushing your ideals and showing you what true hell looks like as you fall into despair. Sakura Haruno”
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>>3599642

Slowly she opens them, revealing to you that her three Tomoe Sharingan was active. It was more than just that as her pupils were slit like a snake’s. You can already tell that this was actually Genjutsu since she’s being reserved about showing the real thing to everyone. And yet it didn’t change the rising feelings of animosity that you were feeling.

Although it was merely a brief glimpse of Genjutsu, the feeling of Kin opening her Sharingan to meet your gaze with her own was practically real to you. Never once you thought you’d have to face the same Kekkei Genkai as your childhood friend. Still, you didn’t weaver as you met her gaze with your own. Your eyes were golden and your pupils were slit but more resembling that of a cat. With that brief exchange of looks, you quickly turned away to go check up on Choji.

As you made your way to Choji he was already being lifted by several of the medical ninja. From what you can tell Kin did a real number on him. So for Choji to use Calorie Control to invoke his clan’s prized technique like that wasn’t good. It was just as Sagiyo said, using techniques like this without proper guidance can leave for disastrous results.

You begin to understand just how thankful you are for this body. Choji’s life wasn’t in danger but his act did do some additional damage. It was ironically lucky that Choji was taken out before he could injure himself further pushing that incomplete butterfly form in his current condition to its limits.

It made you think back to the waterfall village where you first used Shinsei Mahachisu. Thus, furthering your guilt as you begin to think would’ve have been better if your friends never came to your rescue at the forest of death. Sagiyo most likely could’ve handled herself and do what was needed with the least amount of bloodshed. Or so you wanted to believe.

As you start to leave, you felt Choji’s hand tugging against yours. You weren’t sure if Choji was fully awake or not but you could feel the sentiment regardless. There was a lot of regret and frustration at being unable to defend his friends. It almost brought you to tears as you place both your hands against his. Silently you prayed to Choji, keeping up a brave face until he was taken out of the arena. The machine meanwhile finishes revealing the names of the next combatants.

“The Next Round of the Chunin Exam Preliminaries…. Sakura Haruno vs Ino Yamanaka.”

>Convince Ino to withdraw and let you pass
>Push past your rage and fight to your best capability
>Hold back your full skills out of fear of Kin copying them again
>Request for a 10 minute break to get yourself together
>Other[write-in]
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>>3599700

Congratulations, you got your own canon Neji now. A lot more thought put into this compared to the actual canon Kin. Then again, that can be said to everyone who isn't Dosu though I didn't leave Dosu out on the development train.

Also I made the brief mentioning of Amanozako as a call out to the current Kin's character and real self. Or rather, being possessed by the ambition of Orochimaru as by my little joke of Zaku calling Kin a Itako since Orochimaru literally fits a handful of Yokai.

Also a subtle jab at the fact that as not a "real" Uchiha she can't Susanoo but is still connected as Orchimaru's researches that ultimately made her Sharingan came from testing based on the some of the corpses of the fallen Uchihas since "that night" among other benefactors.
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>>3599700
>Push past your rage and fight to your best capability
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>>3599700
>Hold back your full skills out of fear of Kin copying them again
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>>3599072

I wouldn't say that they're completely idiotic since Hiruzen is trying to steer away from the experiences that Kakashi underwent through as a Kid while Danzo clearly would've went with trying to beat the Mist and Grass villages in who can make the better Child Soldiers. There needs to be a better balance between the two extremes but right now it isn't possible thanks to the rift between Hiruzen and Danzo.

Mei has her job cut out for her trying to fix the Fourth Mizukage's run.

Suna doesn't have it any better especially given what Orochimaru has been doing between the Wind Damiyo's actions and the Kazekage's "sudden plan for war".

And don't make me get started on Onoki's policies and back handed deals.

Really the only one that is the most reasonable in stability is Kumogakure due to fighting the least amount of wars. But their isolation and strong distrusts of the other villages isn't exactly doing themselves any favors either.
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>>3599700
>Push past your rage and fight to your best capability
She can copy whatever she likes, and holding back would be a insult to Ino.
If Kin decides to use said techniques against us, so be it. We'll just utilize the weaknesses of said techniques instead.
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>>3599700
>Request for a 10 minute break to get yourself together
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>>3599700
>Push past your rage and fight to your best capability
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>>3599700
>>Push past your rage and fight to your best capability

As a friend we should allow her that much despite what just happened even if kin copies our fighting style she doesnt know about our eidectic memory and our mind
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>>3599878
>>3599852
>>3599820
>>3599747
You guys do realize she’ll be trying to use them to capture Sasuke right?
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>>3599951
If they could capture him so easily why would they still be trying unsuccessfully to tempt him if they tried to force capture him it probably wouldnt work orochimaru needs it to be willingly transfer for the body shit
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>>3599951
Screw your logic we're playing a twelve year old girl and this is a anime quest.
That aside, I doubt Kin can 100% copy our shenanigans. Especially the obligatory Inner Sakura
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>>3599996
They were literally talking about capturing Sasuke not too long ago.
>orochimaru needs it to be willingly transfer for the body shit
Like we even know that shit, we do know however they are targeting Sasuke.
>>3600053
Only thing really keeping her from copying our shit is the requirements.
Shinsei Mahachisu is expensive and difficult to use properly but we can’t use that right now.
Inner Sakura doesn’t have any special requirements so it’s fair game.
Beast Imitation and Cat martial art require some special training but nothing that can’t be achieved.
Yin seal is the only thing she can’t copy even partially.
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>>3599878
>>3599852
>>3599820
>>3599747

“Well this is rather unfortunate. I knew that at some point we’d have to fight against one another. But I didn’t think it would be like this.” Ino remarked, slowly stepping into position upon arriving at the arena.

“Yeah I wasn’t expecting this either.” You replied, also walking to take your respective spot opposing Ino as Hayate begins to call the match.

“Normally I’d be my usual energetic and cheerful self but not today. Sorry Sakura. But as Team Leader of Team Ten…I need to advance to the finals no matter what. So failure isn’t an option.” As Ino says this, her eyes briefly turn to Kin. Kin quickly noticed as she gave simple smirk, causing Ino to glare with great animosity.

“I understand completely where you’re coming from. I also wished we could’ve postpone this for a more grander stage. But my reasons are just as strong as yours. And I’ll be sure to carry yours and Choji’s feelings when I win.”

“That’s always just like you Sakura. Even when you’re fighting you’re always thinking about others. Don’t you ever want to just fight for yourself for once?” Ino sighed, placing her hand on her hips.

“I can’t help it! “You screamed, practically embarrassed by Ino reading you like a book as usual.

“There’s no point in talking about which reason is stronger or what ifs. The fact is that only one of us can progress further. One more thing.” Ino took a moment to look at the sky, tightly gripping her hands before taking a few deep breaths to calm down.

“What is it?”

“Since you showed me your skills during that battle during the forest of death. I’ll be honest with you. Out of all of us here, my sensory skills are at the highest. Even among my clan my sensory and mental capabilities and potential is abnormal. I’m no Sasuke nor Kin and can just replicate people’s moves. In exchange for that…I have the highest perception and predictive capabilities out of everyone here. If you don’t come at me seriously…then you can’t overcome my future sight.” You saw Ino’s eyes glow rather ominously. You gulped in response despite keeping face.

Here Ino was evening the playing field despite the fact she has no reason to. She knew of your skills thanks to the battle with Team Dosu among others. Sure you knew about the mental capabilities of the Yamanaka clan, but how much you knew was another story.

In addition, there were other skills like this that you didn’t know. You just assumed that Ino could merely read minds and deceived people with the illusion like how Kakashi and Sasuke do with their Sharingan. You weren’t sure if there was more to it than that, but you didn’t peg Ino’s declaration of being able to see the future as a mere bluff.
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>>3600298

Still, you couldn’t help but be moved at Ino’s kindness. It made you really happy but also you were getting upset. Ironic since if you were in Ino’s shoes you would’ve done the same. You both really are hopeless as Kunoichi. Ino…All this time I been putting my faith in your every words back then. You always encouraged and supported me whenever I needed. To pick me up when I didn’t have any confidence in myself or when I hit my absolute lowest. It’s only thanks to your support that I’m here right now. I can never truly repay my debt to you for saving me from the darkness. And yet…I haven’t done my part in saving you. I… truly envisioned you as the perfect Kunoichi. Someone who truly earned her spot as the number one overall student in our graduation class. And yet some part of me despite being best friends could only stick to admiring you. I wanted to be just like you. To bloom into a beautiful flower like the cosmos standing in front of me. In some way…I set my sights on becoming just like you without even knowing. Soon you started to close your eyes, using Ninshu to calm yourself down and remembering the Ninsou teachings to realign yourself. Like Ino you were taking some deep breaths.

But I don’t want to be in your shadow anymore. Although you became my shining example…. the goal that I strived towards in the academy. I don’t want you to feel like I only became your friend so I can imitate you. After all, you were my very first friend. It’s because of you that I was able to make so many wonderful friends and have so many amazing people helping me throughout my entire life. You gave me a reason to become a kunoichi…...but…if I want to truly begin tackling my dream. I can’t let myself depend on such a safety net anymore. I already hurt you once with my selfishness…I won’t do it again. You open your eyes, fully resolved to face your best friend. No longer needing her help to get by.

“Ino, I want you to seriously come at me with everything you got. And in exchange I will make sure to do the same. If I can’t beat you at your most serious, the current strongest form of Ino Yamanaka…. then there’s no point. I won’t be able to show the thirteen years of experience and hard work that created the strongest Sakura Haruno right here otherwise.” You smiled, slowly tugging at your headband.

With one simple pull you undid the normally well-kept hairstyle that defined you. In a way it was symbolically tearing down the image of the young little girl following after her best friend with a large bow tied to her head. In its place was the remarkable young woman who was no longer ashamed of herself and truly became her own person. Ino blink abruptly, shocked by what you were about to do as she quickly figures it out. Seeing this, Ino starts to remove the headband on her waist before starting to tie it around her forehead.
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>>3600335

“If you’re really serious about surpassing me. Then I’ll show you how immersive the Great Wall of Ino Yamanaka truly is. “With one final tug Ino successfully fastens her headband on her forehead.

You knew precisely what that meant as for a ninja. For one to tie their respective village headband on the forehead to their adversary showed the highest level of respect to one another. It served as a testament of fighting on equal terms. So for you, this was the highest honor that Ino could give to you. Both as your best friend…and your personal rival. You couldn’t help to begun doing the same.

Thank you Ino...but you don't need to worry. I won’t let anything else distract me. I’ll commit my all to defeating you and deal with whatever happen as it comes. You got into position after tying your headband to your forehead. Ino quickly did the same as both of you start to lock eyes upon one another. With the sound of the bell the match had finally begun.

>Keep your distance and use Earth Style to control the battlefield
>Take the battle at close range and keep on the offensive
>Utilize your hair to try and restrain Ino before she makes a move.
> Summon Inner Sakura and attack Ino 2 vs 1
>Other [write-in]
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>>3600338
>Utilize your hair to try and restrain Ino before she makes a move.
>prepare for genjutsu and utilize genjutsu of your own
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>>3600341
This but also
>If you fail to restrain her, keep corraling Ino into your Melee Range using a combination of Hair Jutsu and Earth Style.
>Don't forget to be Miss Fundamentals.
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>>3600298
>Take the battle at close range and keep on the offensive
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tell sakura to suck my big black cock
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>>3600425
We're sakura
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>>3600338
>Utilize your hair to try and restrain Ino before she makes a move.
> Summon Inner Sakura and attack Ino 2 vs 1
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>>3600341
>>3600384
Support both options
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>>3600384
yeah this is good
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>>3600341
>>3600384
>>3600500
>>3600580
So I think we have a consensus.
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>>3600384
>>3600341
>>3600500
>>3600540
>>3600580

At the first sign of the bell you put your chakra into your hair, stimulating it’s grow as it rapidly swells up in volume. Quickly the now living hair sprung into life towards Ino from multiple angles. Yet here she was currently staring as her eyes sparkled a bit before fading. You weren’t sure what was going on but whatever it was it was too late. You weren’t going to give her a chance to attack.

“Good trick to try and use your hair to attack. The hair shaft doesn’t have muscles to listen nor isn’t as limited when sending brain waves. That said…” As Ino says this, her body starts to move. Carefully yet gracefully she outmaneuvers your living hair.

You didn’t let up on the attack since you naturally didn’t expect it to be that easy. However, each one of those long hair like tendrils were unable to latch on to Ino. She kept dodging at a split second before the hair could successfully grab her. All she was doing was merely walking towards you. This was quite the perplexing conundrum as Ino made her way to walking past you.

“You’re going to have to try way better than that if you want to deceive me. I can read the chakra flowing through your hair. Not that I needed it.” Ino remarked, moving past you in the act, going as far as to dodge your punches and slip through your defenses.

“How in th- “Before you can finish you felt something hitting your face at fast speeds. Slowly you narrow your eyes to focus your gaze. It was a baseball sized rock that was the culprit. It was enough to catch you off balance as Ino disappears from your timed kick via Substitution Jutsu. You found yourself kicking a nest of flowers instead of Ino.

The real question was where did the rock that blind sighted you come from since you didn’t feel any Earth Chakra being used. Normally your senses should’ve alerted you of the high speed attack. In fact, it did despite your distraction as you were subconsciously moving away from its path. And yet the rock still managed to hit you rather hard on the face. Just what was going on.

Don’t get distracted! This isn’t Genjutsu. Stay focus and don’t let her get to you with this perplexing feat. You remind yourself as you form a defense around Genjutsu by flaring your chakra and enwrapping it around your body. You quickly start to dart your eyes around looking for Ino. At the same time, you already begin to move your body in constant running and jumping. Staying stationary only gave Ino a better chance to use one of her Yamanaka Clan’s technique to take control of you.
https://narutofanon.fandom.com/wiki/Chakra_Levitation_Technique
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>>3600669

As you started to run you sense more rocks started to come your way. There was no chakra on them so your sensory technique couldn’t sense them. The only way you could pick them up was from your training with the Ninnekos. Although it wasn’t as sharp considering you didn’t invoke the Beast Imitation Arts to notice these aerial attacks. Still, you utilize your hair to block the barrage of debris from the arena. Just to be sure the tips of the tendril formed into solid fists to pummel the rocks into dust.

In the middle of the hair strike, something manages to pass through your defenses as it was a sharp Kunai. It jams deep into your stomach, leaving you shocked as several more Kunai came to strike you from multiple sides. Of course it was all fake. You timed a substitution of your own to dodge the sneak attack as you left cherry blossoms.

This game of cat of mouse was getting more intense as you continue to try and find Ino while simultaneously avoiding her attacks. With a single one handed sign you make the clone technique. Several clones start to form around you as you continue to move. This gave you the chance to start using Earth Style to look for Ino. No matter where she moved or even if she was underground you will find her.

Normally that would be considered pointless since you knew “better” clone techniques like the one Orobo and Mubi can do. Heck Naruto was screaming “why aren’t you using the Shadow Clones instead?” Resulting in Kakashi bonking Naruto on the head as he talked about learning restrictive techniques was so casual. An act that Asuma, Kurenai and Gai picked fun on though Asuma and Gai so far didn’t have any real leg since some of their students knew restrictive moves or flat Kinjutsus.

Unlike your confused classmates you were going to recreate Kin’s afterimage technique. By utilizing the clone technique with the Body Flicker technique, you set up moving afterimages to swap between with the use of Substitution Jutsu. Giving them the illusion that the real Sakura could be hiding at any one of them. This was a remarkable show of cleverness from Miss Fundamentals. Kin could only narrow her eyes as Zaku laughed.

With this defenses you were sure that you can find out where Ino was. As you focused in between your clone defenses, several of the Kunais start to move forward towards you. What ended up alarming you was the fact that all of the Kunai were aiming towards where you’re currently hiding. How?! You dodged in the nick of time with your fast footwork, however that left you open to one of the Kunai you avoid to detonate through a remote explosive tag.
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>>3600706

Quickly you maneuvered your hand to lift up a large wall made from the ground to shield yourself from the explosions. The force still knocked you back as you roll on the ground. Quickly you bounce back up before looking around.

She’s not on the ground…and she’s not underground. That or she’s moving too fast for me to read. Just what is going on?! As you think about it, you felt something coming towards you. Out of instincts you turned to clash you fist against your would be assailant. To your surprise it was Ino as you clashed fists with one another.

>Stay calm and focus on observation in between attacks
>Trap Ino with Genjutsu/Earth Style
>Summon Inner Sakura to fight alongside you
>Try to put some distance on you as you play defensive
>Go Yellow Lotus and put more aggression to your Hair attacks + Taijutsu
>Other [write-in]
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>>3600722
>>Stay calm and focus on observation in between attacks
if we're able to find an opening then we should
>Go Yellow Lotus and put more aggression to your Hair attacks + Taijutsu
should allow us to get some good hits in
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>>3600722
She’s leveraging her sensory technique clearly.
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>Prototype Chakra Tekkō Gauntlets
Let’s start using this to help with countering her jutsus.
>flash bombs
This would be good for blinding her long enough for a winning blow but we need to use it at a decisive moment since it won’t work twice.
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Is nobody else awake?
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>>3600722
>Go Yellow Lotus and put more aggression to your Hair attacks + Taijutsu
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>>3600722
>>Stay calm and focus on observation in between attacks
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>>3600722
>Stay calm and focus on observation in between attacks
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>>3600722
>Stay calm and focus on observation in between attacks
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>>3600749
>>3601423
>>3601461
>>3601538

Clashing fist with one another you continued to hold your ground against Ino. Ino was matching your current level of a strength. Even under blue lotus which was forty percent of your full physical prowess it was an impressive feat with the current you. Exchanging blows gave you the idea that only yellow and above would be enough to overpower Ino no problem. Green Lotus might do the trick but it was a big what if. After the clash the two of you start to make your next moves.

Swiftly you deliver a powerful arc kick, forcing Ino to dodge to the side. Using your own momentum, you rotated your body to switch to a series of kicks. Your hands meanwhile served to deflect and redirect all of Ino’s punches. You couldn’t afford any wasted movement especially when trying to focus your chakra on enhancing your observation skills.

Switching to a switch kick, you quickly follow suit with an axe kick as Ino dodges the first strike but catches the second before twisting your leg to force you into a spin. Despite this you kept up a well ironed guard as your next kick pushed Ino back as it connects with her elbow.

You continue to exchange kicks while deflecting Ino’s blows, starting to get used to her rhythm. That said, Ino swiftly catches you off-guard with a sucker punch to your right kidney. To make matters worse you felt the burst of chakra transferring itself through your dense flesh. Bypassing through your defenses, you felt a strong urge to puke blood while struggling to regain consciousness.

This shouldn’t be surprising given that you both went to medical school and Ino knows all about your abnormal condition. Again what was surprising was how Ino knew where you were going to dodge and how to inflect such an effective blow simultaneously. You sprung back with a switch to a drop kick to force Ino back while you recover from her blow. There must be some kind of secret to this. There’s no way Ino can actually see into the future…...right?

As you tried to recover Ino quickly closes the gap between you. Forcing you to exchange blows as both of you catches each other’s fist. Once again finding yourself in another standoff you focused your augmented gaze on Ino. With it you were able to briefly see Ino’s eyes glowing before resuming to normal. Her eye! It glowed again. It was only for an instant but I caught it.

The two of you pulled back to throw shuriken towards one another. Your eyes catch the sight of hidden shuirken in the clash. Forcing you to dodge to the side, you found yourself about to receive a swift knee to the face. Blocking your face with your arms, Ino smirks as she disappears from your sight.


>>3601461
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>>3601591

She was using chakra to spin her body fast enough to get around to your backside. Using that same momentum Ino delivered a swift roundhouse [thai] kick to your neck. You grit your teeth from the impact, feeling that same flow of pinpointed chakra to break through your defenses. If nothing else your high resilience was keeping you in the fight despite receiving these precise knockout blows.

To better protect yourself you punch the ground with exceptional force, causing a rather large shockwave. The shockwave served as a detriment but more importantly it hid your true objective. Using the now broken debris you regulate your Earth Chakra through the Earth Style: Flying Thrown Stones to launch the rocks towards Ino at high speeds. Naturally she dodges the attack, but you kept your cool.

Utilizing the Earth Style Rock Pillar Spears, you effectively created a box trap to corner Ino. One way or another you were going to find out. As the soften spears brushed against Ino’s sides she quickly disbursed into another field of purple flowers. A flower clone?! Was the Ino you were fighting the entire time a clone or during the exchange she found a means to switch herself while you weren’t looking? Questions only begin to rise which was worsen by your enhanced mental prowess.

Upon realization you start to dart yours eyes around trying to find her. Focusing your chakra to enhance your observation skills you once again came to the conclusion that she wasn’t around the ground.

It dawns upon you when you heard Naruto screaming above you that you looked up. Floating high in the sky was Ino. All this time I thought she was cleverly using the Chakra Suppression Technique…when reality she was just levitating in the air to avoid my seismic sensing. You almost chuckled while sweating at thinking at the possibilities that Ino now has over you.

“…You’re not reading my body movement, the flow of my chakra or my thought patterns. This level of perception goes beyond it…I think I’m starting to understand it a little…how you’re able to see the future as you claimed.” You slowly pick yourself up from the ground to look at Ino above.

“Oh really now? Then why don’t you prove it.” With a wave of her hand, all the destroyed debris was quickly rising to surround you from all sides.

Seem like you weren’t the only one who can control the terrain. But the way Ino was doing was akin to telekinesis rather than just clever application of Earth Chakra or Chakra threads. Ino was really living up to the psychic archetype as you start circulating chakra through your feet to dodge the attack.
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>>3601634

With the seal at Yellow Lotus you punched the ground once again, making larger chunks of debris rise into the air. Through your augmented legs, you jump at fast speeds towards Ino. The debris served as platforms for you while hiding you from Ino’s vision.

Closing in on her at fast speeds, you reawaken your hair to prepare to blitzkrieg Ino. Attacking from her blind spot you were sure you had her. You were so close to figuring it out. There was just one more piece needed to crack the code and you were going to force it out into the open.

>Think back to your lessons as you continue your assault
>Aggressively break through Ino’s magic trick with brute force
>Continue to wear Ino down while observing further
>Try and Blind her with Flash bombs and use Red Lotus to finish the job.
>Other [write-in]
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>>3601637
>>Try and Blind her with Flash bombs and use Red Lotus to finish the job.
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>>3601637

If anyone was wondering where this idea came from. https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Splitting That won't stop the hunter fans calling out to Go vs Hisoka callbacks.
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>>3601637
>Continue to wear Ino down while observing further
>Try and Blind her with Flash bombs and use Red Lotus to finish the job.
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>>3601637
>Think back to your lessons as you continue your assault
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>>3601637
>Think back to your lessons as you continue your assault
She did mention her senses were ridiculous, but that she wasn't good enough to replicate people's moves willy nilly. Are we giving away our "Intent" instead of our Thought Patterns?
Cause if that's the case Ino just met said strategy's hard counter.
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>>3601834

mind elaborating ?
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>>3601860
On Ino's strategy or how we can hard counter?
I should've explained what the proper counter to that was I suppose.
>Partially Manifest Inner Sakura to give some false information.
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>>3601834
If Ino is sensitive at discerning intent not only would a split personality fuck with that, but she'd be particularly sensitive to the pressure of a trained swordsman.
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>>3601867
Hey. Hey.
Saigyou isn't a full on split personality yet.
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>>3601637
Use killing intent?
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>>3601834
>>3601864
>>3601867

If I didn't need to address a certain elephant that Naruto introduced with the Prophecy aspect of the Pain arc (Some would argue Curry of Life or the First Naruto movie) I'd would've just stick with that being Ino's highest level of perception.


Low-key Madara mentioned.
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>>3601834
>>3601743
>>3601867
>>3601864

Getting ever closer to Ino you decide to expel your Killer intent to try and cripple Ino’s movements. If she was predicting your moves through reading your intent like Yugao explained during training, then you were going to use it against her. With your hair now super charged and your body within Yellow Lotus you brace yourself to strike at the last second.

Simultaneously you partially manifest Inner Sakura from your body to do two things. The first was to amplify your presence to try and overload the sensitivity that Ino surely has from whatever sensory capability she was using. The second was having Inner Sakura try and falsify any telling your body and Mind could give, making it harder for Ino to dodge.

Unfortunately, you picked up the fact that Ino manages to seemingly be unaffected as she reacts accordingly to your attacks. Yet again Ino catches you by surprise through dodging your attacks. Even with the power of Yellow Lotus and pushing your hair to maximum speed it wasn’t enough to land a hit. Although your attacks were becoming harder for Ino to gracefully dodge like before as she often came close to being lightly grazed. You could see her using the Chakra Enhanced Conditioning to push her body to speed her agility and reflexes.

You narrow your eyes deeply continuing to observe in between throwing punches. With the use of chakra expulsion on her hands and feet, Ino made her way through your onslaught of blows to then strike at your stomach with a well-timed kick. The kick once again was reinforced to counteract your defenses as the force was enough to knock you down to the ground. Using your hair, you reinforce it to its hardest point to shield yourself from the fall.

…okay it’s not intent. And she’s not in sensory mode otherwise that’d should’ve worked. What is it! What is she doing to pull off being able to react perfectly to my attacks?! You slam your hand against the ground in anger. Just as quickly as it formed you begin to recall your Ninshu training to call yourself down. It’s only that you remember your time with the Ninsou that you finally start to get it. The final piece to the puzzle coming together as you recall Asuma’s reasoning for taking Team 10 to the Fire Temple in addition to Master Chiriku words.


“Ninshu…The ability to connect and understand one another. It’s the only other means that I can think of if even my deceptive intent couldn’t deceive you.” You replied back to Ino, pulling yourself up with a stumble. The blond Kunoichi smiles as she now hovers just above the ground.
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>>3602297

“Correct! Ninjas are able to use chakra control for a lot of different feats and application. The better the chakra control the more options open up to you. For those who hold an innately superior level of chakra sensitivity to become sensors, we can achieve what is called a sensory mode. We sense chakra at our best at point but we become susceptible to such applications due to our heightened sensitivity. However, what I am doing is using Chakra Enhancement to augment my mental capabilities to their current limit. Unfortunately, there’s only so much the physical body can tell you. How much can you predict based on what you see on the surface? How fast can you gather the info? How to best counteract it in time? So many different factors, so little time. High class fighters rely on such tells to be able to anticipate their adversaries. But it’s a double bladed sword.” Ino explained, giving you time to readjust and commit the explanation to memory.

“Things like reading the body, the mind or even the intent of the inner self or chakra itself can be manipulated and trained to deceive others. It’s rather inconvenient especially in the heat of conflict. The team depends on the scout to get the most accurate information. So I thought about it long and hard how to overcome this. And then it hits me. Remembering what the Ninsou monks told me I came up with an idea. What if I connect my enlightened self to another, right down to the soul, the force that governs life. By using my heightened perception and analytical powers combine with Ninshu training, I discovered this power.”

“…Why shouldn’t I be surprised that someone with your intelligence and creativity would come up with something like this.” You were simply awestruck by this as you manage to stand up to the ground.

The rest of the crowd was speechless at the explanation. Asuma could only smirk as he knew about it and was precisely hoping that the trips to the fire temple would help improve Ino’s mental and spiritual abilities. But even he didn’t think she would take it this far. Sasuke recalls a brief recollection from his father about a certain Uchiha who was so good at the Sharingan was rumored to be able to see the future.

Most just chalked it up with it him being so good with the Sharingan’s Eye of Insight that he pushed it to the limits. Kakashi on the other hand has also mentioned that there’s people who were naturally acute with very strong levels of perception and accelerated probability that they come off as being signs of divination akin to precognition.

Some attributed it with the same mythos of sagehood while others merely documented as something related to Dojutsu. Some even believed it’s merely very advance chakra control pushed to its highest limit. It was a long debated topic on the origin of “Future Vision” to the point that most people became skeptical. Yet seeing it now at first hand made you a firm believer.
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>>3602346
>But it’s a double bladed sword.
*double-edged sword
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>>3602346

“The power to read the very flow of life itself. With it I can see the future. Through my heightened perception I see many possibilities. Instinctively I choose the most likely scenario to follow thanks to training as without it I’d surely would be overwhelmed by the choices I perceive. In addition, I can only see up to a minute relating to a single person, pushing myself to see further would require me to be stationary but also if I take too long I’ll miss my opportunity. It is also exceptionally draining managing just a minute. So to maximize this power to the best of its ability, I focus on reading up to thirty seconds to the future. The shorter the more accurate I can be without strain or extensive chakra usage. Focusing on more people or my environment is even harder but within the realm of possibility. I haven’t fully mastered this power yet. “Ino smiled, flicking her hair as she lets her blue eyes glow again to demonstrate.

You on the other hand kept a smile but was sweating at this abundant wave of new information. This only made your current situation that much direr. It didn’t take a genius to gather that this level of perception operated on the same rules as Ninshu. So you can gather that Ino needs to remain level headed and calm in order to maintain such foresight clearly. Then again, that goes without saying for a lot of advance techniques and skills especially when chakra is involved.

“Sakura, I told you that I’d show you just how immense the wall you’ll have to overcome truly is if you’re serious about surpassing me. Tell me, how will you be able to defeat someone who can see into your future?” Ino declared, placing her left hand on her hip. At the same time several of the destroyed rocks and rubber start to float around Ino. Already she was getting prepared for her next attack.

>Gamble it on Red Lotus after taking off your Weighed Clothing
>Use your own Ninshu + Imitation Beast Art to counteract this
>Get into Ino’s head by trying to provoke her and lose concertation
>Summon Inner Sakura to assist
>Other [write-in]

Sorry for taking long with this. I was doing additional research to try and explain the several acts of divinity/enhanced foretelling that the series demonstrates and I didn't want to simply label it as "lol Dojutsu" as they already got enough busted things but it is easier for them to pull this off. Same goes for utilizing Senjutsu as seen with Naruto.

By introducing "Future Telling" earlier and trying to rationalize it, I am effectively making it less of a random occurrence while justifying certain actions like with the Sage of the Six Path's prediction. That said it isn't all knowing or set in stone.
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>>3602386
>Use your own Ninshu + Imitation Beast Art to counteract this
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>>3600338
If she's acting on what we are most likely to do we just need to do something we never do.

Use kubikiribōchō
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>>3602425
Fucking phone posting. Didn't have the whole thread loaded.
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>>3602425
Not going to work. Bringing out that weapon isn’t going to make you harder to predict but using Saigyō will since she represents the repressed parts of Sakura’s mind.
>>3602386
>unleash Saigyō on her
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>>3602386
Whoo boy. This really is a tough wall to overcome.
Thankfully it's entirely possible, and here are some methods how.
>Plan further ahead then Ino's future telling.
>Lessen her future vision time to more managable levels by using Inner Sakura and using as much of the environment as possible.
>Disrupt her Future Vision somehow.
>Do something that you would never usually consider.
>Somehow having another soul.

Narrowing down the more reasonable choices, I would like to vote the following
>Summon Inner Sakura to assist
>Take back control of the battlefield
While the Ninja Handbook says one should deceive, it's definitely true this is based on Ninshu. It will at the very least be harder to read with two on the battlefield.
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>>3602469
>>3602458
Both of These are good
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>>3602386
>>3602386

>>3602469
>>3602458
Unleash the demon, she'll have to split her focus both physically and predictively. Depending on how she does from there, we can bring out other things like Red Lotus or Beast Arts.

Okay, so Ninshu can be used to predict the opponents actions, that's fine.

Another question, how can she match us physically? It's one thing to just say she's trained a lot physically, but somehow I doubt that's It. Could she be using self-hypnotism? I don't know a ton of Naruto lore but I know the Yamanaka have mind jutsu. If she could hyponotize herself to remove the limitations the body has on the muscles for long term health and safety, she could achieve herculean levels of physical ability.
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>>3602458
>>3602511
>>3602548
I would like to note that the reason I wasn't voting on unleashing Saigyo is because of her previous statement of being able to "Show Ino what it really means to infiltrate someone's mind", slightly paraphrased.
If she somehow unleashes her Genjutsu without any protection we're gonna just plain fucking lose.
So as much as she would be useful, I think they need to be kept as a trump card.
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>>3602548

She's using Chakra Enhanced condition, in terms of chakra control she's your equal. But unlike you and Tsuande she doesn't have the same physical condition to maximize without the need to constantly burn chakra to keep up to your natural physical capabilities especially with red lotus. But Self-hypnotism is something she's developing into in this fight.
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>>3602559
>No, but also yes

Hoo lad, do you mean It's still a card she has to play, or It's something she'll learn to get from this fight? Either way nice. We need to learn that ourselves, with top of the line medical ninjutsu we could stay In that state. Regular red lotus uprooted a FUCKING. TREE. And swung It as a weapon. Add chakra enhancement and self hypnotism and beast arts and sage mode and possibly a curse seal and-

Okay so we'll basically have the strength of a god by the end of this.

Still, If she goes all self-hypnotism In this fight we'll need to employ genjutsu to stall her and run out the clock.
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>>3602555
I can agree saigyo is still something that we've kept hidden and the last thing we need is her exposing her self through her speech maybe we could tell her to not say anything that would expose herself her and the sword are things I'd like to bring out against kin
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>>3602555
Ino isn’t going to use genjutsu (nor would it work) and if she uses mind transference she loses.
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>>3602573

More in the fight but yes, it's her final trump card. Just as you are pushing to better yourself to counteract Ino, she is doing the same. Both of you are going to grow greatly from this fight.

And it'll make punching Kaguya and Juubi Madara more believable.
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>>3602585
That's the line of thinking that makes you lose to the Genjutsu Cock.
If you're going to ignore the possibility one of Ino's greatest strengths being used then so be it, don't say I didn't warn you though.
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>>3602616
It has come to my attention that the Yamanaka clan's techniques are technically not Genjutsu Okay so it doesn't mess with the senses but why on earth couldn't it mean mind based techniques in general? Bah. But I still will continue to state my worries.
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>>3602645

Well if it makes you feel justified. Ino DOES has the Genjutsu potential to be a total beast like that Kurama girl from the filler.
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>>3602458
>>3602469
>>3602511
>>3602548

Starting with a small sigh you begin to take off the cuffs on your arms and legs. Next you unzipped your red qipao dress to reveal a black undershirt. You start to take it off much to the confusion of everyone. Tossing it on the ground it makes for a rather massive crater. Like Lee you long ago decided to wear weighted clothing as your wristbands, leg cuffs, and undershirt were heavy enough to cause small craters. A rough estimate would be around fifty kilograms each.

In addition, with the four weight lotus seal you were continuously training your body. Unlike Kin’s drastic means of destruction and recreation of her muscles, you went for a far safer method to achieve the same results. Although it was much slower but far more controlled. Ino couldn’t help but chuckle while Kakashi smiled. Unlike Gai he wanted to be more practical so he kept the weights you wore to something more manageable and easier to remove unlike the greater volume that Lee wears.

To be fair, Tenten helped Lee by making his ankle brace multifunctional as a variety of weapons. So it wasn’t like Gai wasn’t as reckless as Kakashi often lectured him to. Now feeling light as a feather the full volume of your Yellow Lotus output begins to shine. Ino was making her own preparations while you got ready. Now tying your red Qipao dress to the side like a sash. Your upper torso now exposed a tight fishnet shirt. At least nobody could call you flat as board anymore.

Pushing your own mental prowess to the limit you begin calculating ways to try and defeat Ino’s Future Vision. Right now you currently are at a big disadvantage. In a term of stamina game, you might outlast Ino. However, you feel like Ino has been taking that possibility into account hence her precise strikes to wear you down faster than she loses stamina.

“What’s next?” Ino asked, already ready for her next move. You only grit your teeth in response while getting into position. Resulting in Ino using her future vision yet again.

Her eyes begin to glow while you ready yourself with your own move. There was no point in trying to get into her head with a taunt. Ino was far smarter and level headed to fall for something like that. Out of everyone in Team Ten, she was the one who focused seriously to the meditation practices. It made you wonder if she already came to this conclusion before you even stepped foot into the temple.
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>>3602616
>>3602645
We have multiple hard counters to genjutsu and a few soft counters. It would take jounin tier genjutsu to shut us down.
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Any chance that Sakura could grow as non-flat as the character her beast mode is designed after?
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>>3602807

“...Interesting. Bring it!” Ino smiled, having already seen far into the future for what you have planned. You could only respond by putting your next move into action.

Out of the current possibilities you thought of so far. You ended up relying on sheer numbers to try and defeat Ino. And there was only one person who can help you pull that off…Saigyō. With your current skills with Inner Sakura, you no longer need any hand seals to fully summon Inner Sakura. Therefore, once convincing Saigyō to help did you summon Inner Sakura right by your side instantaneously.

By taking off your clothing you can better utilize Inner Sakura and follow her movements without lagging. In addition, you made sure to tell Sagiyo to continue acting like Inner Sakura to avoid exposing her identity. She knew exactly what you were getting at. So oddly enough she didn’t give you any lip. At the drop of another pebble both you and Inner Sakrua start to charge at Ino from different sizes.

Ino on the other hand start to use the debris to try and keep the two of you at bay. Moving with unrestrictive speed and greater leg muscles gave you more of a chance. Inner Sakura went to try and take control of the battlefield back from Ino with Earth Style. Leaving you to serve as the vanguard with your direct attacks. With both of you Ino was pushed to her limits keeping up. Even with her sharpened reflexes and well trained agility/dexterity it was exceptionally hard for Ino to dodge.

She had to expel more chakra to augment herself to keep up. With her actions split between using the Chakra Levitation Jutsu to clash with Inner Sakrua’s Earth styles and using Future Vision to predict your moves it was looking likely you were finally staring to tear down at this wall. Giving the amount of effort Ino has to put to keep being one step ahead was starting to wear her down. The best she could get away now with scraps from your blows.

Even with the use of flower clones and substitutions, you didn’t let up a single inch. Gradually but surely you were taking back control of the fight. You can do it, you can finally defeat Ino Yamanaka.

>Go all out with Red Lotus
>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.
>Keep her on the defensive until you see an opening for Ōkashō
>Get in close for a hold and Drain Ino of her remaining Chakra
>Other [write-in]
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>>3602856

If you guys really want it. Part II Sakura could be just as much of a Tiddy Queen like Tsunade. I'm all up for suggestions on how you want this Sakura to develop in the three year timeskip appearance wise.
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>>3602858
>>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.
>Keep her on the defensive until you see an opening for Ōkashō
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>>3602858
>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.
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>>3602862
Flat is justice!
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>>3602862
apperance wise i was hoping more i guess athletic and with us having zabuza's sword in full view on our back as a testament of how far we've come with using it if everyone else wants her to grow some tits im not against it
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>>3602858
>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.

Save Red Lotus as the emergency button, but this way we keep her wasting energy to keep up.
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>>3602878
Oppai is truth!
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>>3602858
>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.
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>>3602883
Its “oppai is life” you uncultured swine.
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>>3602892
Yeah, but mine fits better. Flat may be justice, but the truth is that justice is a myth, and bigger really is better.
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>>3602880

In terms of buffness/athletics you're amazon tier. A true display of Strength/Constitution build like all fit girls strive for.
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>>3602903
amazons should have big tits
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>>3602858
>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.
>Keep her on the defensive until you see an opening for Ōkashō
>>3602862
I'll think about it once we close in on the timeskip. But I love me some tiddy monsters.
>>3602909
I cannot disagree with that statement.
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>>3602909
I can agree with this
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>>3602909
[Spoiler]I dont disagree but how big we talking[/spoiler]
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>>3602858
>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.
>Keep her on the defensive until you see an opening for Ōkashō
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>>3602858
oh yeah i almost forgot
>Disrupt her rhythm further with Imitation Beast Ninja Arts.
>Keep her on the defensive until you see an opening for Ōkashō
no one is against my suggestion of after we unveil at the chunin finals to start wearing it on our back ?
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im ok with this i had another thought maybe get a white streak in our hair due to our constant use of shinsei
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>>3602927
if we are going amazon, Wonder woman makes a good comparison so long as the artist doesn't draw her tits like balloons as some of them do. Thinking pic related for size?
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>>3602966
Eventually we just look like we're in it permanently due to overuse.
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>>3602955
100% against
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>>3602966
>>3602977
Also against the white hair because regen is a thing.
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>>3603000
rip just thinking out loud i think white hair looks cool
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>>3602955
that would be cool.
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>>3602955
I'm against it. It'd probably just get in the way when we're not using it.
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>>3602958
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>>3602977
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>>3603005


For the record the transformation jutsu is a thing. Can't wait for Tsunade to teach you everything she and Kushina know about it just to see the wacky hijinks you'd do with almost permanent transformations.
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I almost forgot. I found a couple of naruto tabletop rpgs online.
http://www.imbriaarts.com/naruto/newrulespreview.pdf
https://narutopoc.wordpress.com/download/
http://narutod20.com/downloads/
Not sure how good they are though.
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>>3602875
>>3602917
>>3602940
>>3602955

“Gijū Ninpō: Kaihōyajū (擬獣忍法・放野獣 Imitation Beast Ninja Art: Liberation of the Wild Beast)” Upon command your body’s appearance became more feral to resemble that of a cat. Sure you been doing extensive studies on different animals to replicate them. It didn’t stop you from using the feline archetype was your go to style, especially as this was perfect for this battle.

“Nyah~” You meowed, closing your eyes and further acting like a cat. Naruto and countless others in the beacon were taken off guard by your sudden actions.

Currently you were lying on the floor playing with rocks like they were a ball. One of those rocks swiftly left your hand, scraping Ino on the cheek a you caught her off guard. She quickly backed away, almost getting scrapped by another rock. As she tries to use Future Vision, all Ino saw was you currently lying against the floor rolling back and forth. Inner Sakura took advantage of her confusion to force Ino back to evasion while shielding you from harm with Earth style.

In retrospect your constant training and tinkering with Shinsei Mahachisu alongside your survival exercises with Kiba set up the foundation for this technique. Combined with the teachings and experiences with the Ninneko you were beyond the Sakura that once needed to mimicking animals just to keep up with her augmented speeds when utilizing the Kinjutsu. Here you currently stood perfectly replicating a cat’s behavior and instincts without losing your human reasoning.

Cats are fickle animals by nature and usually tend to mind their own business. However, they may also be variously social or aggressive, loving or playful. So with that in mind this technique was perfect for your current predicament. After all, even if Ino can see into the future, it didn’t make a difference if she couldn’t react in time. And what better way to keep her second guessing was the wild nature of a cat, specifically a Bakeneko in particular.

Stretching like a cat you continued to throw everyone in the audience off with your erratic behavior. Of course by doing so you were also mimicking the core function of the Soft Physique Jutsu. With your abnormal body and the Ninneko’s training you found it rather simple to use chakra against your honed flexible muscles to maximize your body’s natural dexterity and agility. With your honed reflexes you begin to replicate moves akin to how you first used Shinsei Mahachisu. First catching Ino offguard by suddenly appearing right in front of her with a well-timed sucker punch, causing Ino to slide to barely avoid the full brunt of the attack.
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>>3603621

With these constant erratic and fickle attitude, Ino was forced on the defenses trying to read you. Your feints and fake outs did a wonderful job of keeping Ino conservative with her Future Vision. She still had Inner Sakura to deal with who was maneuvering the ground to defend you while supporting your cat-like grace and acrobatic gymnastics. Each one of your offensive and defensive capabilities in this state were swift, unpredictable and dangerous. Each movement was irregularly and erratically, making it exceptionally hard to dodge as they were done without consciousness.

With your blinding speed, Ino was forced to read around five to ten seconds into the future at best to keep up. Anymore and you would overwhelm the tactician. Instinctively your body was making it hard for such movements to be read as each of your actions were spontaneous and instant. Anyone else wouldn’t be able to follow you as this style was made with the intent of counteracting perceptive and predictive capabilities including that of precognition. Well as best as you could with Ino’s Future Sight. Yellow Lotus at this stage could still only graze and exchange a couple of well-timed hits.

Hits that of course you were finding yourself taking in the exchange. That high pain tolerance gave you the edge and let you continue the act without risk of dropping it. Each hit Ino landed on your body, you quickly retaliated with a hit of your own. No longer has Ino appeared like the untouchable Kunoichi she started off with. Your act was baffling her and the Inner Sakura was helping in wearing her down.

No matter how skilled she is, having to split her attention between countering two people and using Fusion Vision was draining her. She was pushing herself to her limit keeping up with Chakra Enhancements and was becoming sluggish and slower. Before she realized it, you closed the gap between them by stretching out your arms and catching Ino in a pin.

Coiling your arms around Ino’s shoulders you could only meet her shocked face with your cat-like grin. Gracefully you followed suit with the pin by shifting your body to the ground. Using your momentum you threw Ino against the air while mid rolling. Now dropped to the ground, Ino jumped barely from another Earth Style spike as it scrapes her side. She uses the terrain to knock Inner Sakura back before falling to the ground.
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>>3603650

You took this chance to jump up and gather chakra to your right arm. Ino tries to get up to gaze at you with her glowing eye. That is until she clinches her eye, showing that Ino has hit her limit. This was exactly what you waited for. With a speedy step, you prepared a large amount of chakra into your fist. It starts to form a flaming vortex around your hand, glowing brightly as you finish the windup.

“Ōkashō!” You screamed, jumping upwards with all your strength. Touching the celling from your last jump you followed with a second jump that was more intense than the last. Ino was forced to gaze at you as you speed up your body to deliver a powerful strike.
In a massive explosion of force the audience were left on their seat on the victor of the fight. Most believed that you were victorious with that final strike. However, as the dust starts to settle the truth came to light. In the split second, Ino has dodged your punch by moving just far enough to where it was going to be. Worse of all was the fact that Ino’s tumble has lead you directly to the petals of purple flowers. Of which she was channeling her chakra around them to restrain your body.


“…You really scared me Sakura. …Even though I was deceiving you by thinking that I couldn’t do the Future Vision anymore, making you believe you think you caught me. You came extremely close to finishing me off with that punch of yours. Honestly I don’t have much strength left even just enduring the shockwave of your attack. But with this I finally caught you.”

“Graaaaaaah!” You screamed, trying to put your all into breaking free from the crater and Flower Petals. You can tell Ino was putting her all into restraining you long enough to take a pose. A rather familiar one as your eyes widen at what she was trying to do.

“….I win Sakura. Mind Body Switch Technique”

>Leave it up to Sagiyo
>Overpower her takeover with Shinsei Mahachisu
>Give Inner Sakura one last order before you get taken over [write-in]
>Gamble on Red Lotus
>Other [write-in]
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>>3603677
>Leave it up to Sagiyo
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>>3603677
>>Leave it up to Sagiyo
>"Hehe Good luck in there Ino you'll need it"
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>>3603677
>Leave it up to Sagiyo
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>>3603687
>>3603694
>>3603700

You guys are demons. Still alright with me.

Don't come to Sakura's subconscious right now.
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>>3603709
It all about winning this the best we got, even if we go that "route".
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>>3603677
>Leave it up to Sagiyo
>"dont ruin my friendship with her alright"
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>>3603721
Support.
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>>3603677
>Leave it up to Sagiyo

Nightmare mode engaged
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>>3603650
>Leave it up to Sagiyo
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>>3603677
We should tell her sorry before she does the jutsu just so she realizes the magnitude of her mistake.
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>>3603677
>Leave it up to Sagiyo
>>3603755
I support this.
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>>3603687
>>3603694
>>3603700
>>3603721
>>3603723
>>3603737
>>3603739
>>3603814

“I’m…. sorry...” You muttered, feeling your consciousness fading. You really wanted to defeat Ino without something like this could happen. After all, you didn’t want her to meet your Inner demon. Ino would question why you would say that as she completes her possession.

Now under her complete control Ino starts to pick herself up. She was painting a bit given how much effort she exerted with the trick. That and the slight fear Ino carried from coming so close to losing. Even in your body Ino was still shaking. An act that she can only laugh as she couldn’t help but be immensely proud of you. Truly you bloomed into quite the beautiful flower.

“Hello insect…. Mind sharing what’s so funny with the class?”

Before Ino could figure out what happened she soon feel herself being pulled directly into a familiar eastern temple garden surrounded by flowing water. While she was struggling with you over pulling off the possession, Saigyō undid the Inner Sakura transformation in order to return her attention to her uninvited guest. As Ino picks herself up from the garden she found herself in the presence of a gigantic Saigyō, complete with feline like attributes as she resembled a true bakeneko.

“So tell me…when reading my very essence. Did you foresee this outcome? My other self is such a reckless idiot. Already has a troubling opponent and here she is exposing her best moves just out of the notion of respecting her first friend. Such a troublesome heroine to this story. But I can’t rip on her too hard. After all, she’s finally starting to fight without having those Kinjutsus as clutches. “Sagiyo questioned Ino, leaving her guest to still mull over the fact that you have “Two minds” instead of just one.

“...I think I understand why Sakura apologized just then…. well fuck.” Ino chuckled half-heartedly, sweating at the mere presence that Saigyō was giving off. If Sakura could be considered as an experienced lion cub, then Saigyō was clearly a massive tiger or a Sphinx. Speaking of massive Saigyō quickly grabbed Ino before she could react like a fragile doll. Her vice grip was enough to make Ino scream despite it being all inside your head.
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>>3603850

“Don’t think how I forgotten how you invaded this world prior either. On one hand you speed things up exceptionally for me, but on the other hand my presence is now known and I can’t be acting as free as I used to. So I’m not sure if I should thank you…or break you. Decisions Decisions.” Saigyō smiles, revealing her sharpen teeth while her eyes start to lose their colors. Revealing the empty black void that was the abyss as it stares directly at Ino rather ominously.

“Let’s see what shatters first. Your spirit or my patience?” With a sinister smile, Saigyō expelled a fraction of the violent impulses and darker emotions locked within her through Killer Intent.

Although she was holding back the amount she unleashed was enough to vividly paint a rather horrifying nightmare for as one as sensitive as Ino in sensing. With her weakened state Ino couldn’t find the strength to resist Saigyō’s overwhelming presence. It was far too ferocious and ruthless for anyone to withstand. Luckily Ino was let off with passing out but she was going to have nightmares over the mind games that Saigyō inflicted upon her.

“There. Now my naïve self should be coming back to the surface. Should do her a little favor and extract the knowledge I plundered from her while she was adjusting to this body. A little apology gift in case she complains about how I handle guests.” Sagiyo snapped her fingers, letting a certain orb floating up to the surface.

“…Huh.” You blinked, feeling yourself currently standing upwards. Lying on the ground was a passed out Ino. This battle has pushed her to her limit as that Mind Possession Jutsu was her last shot. Of course there was one more trick as you vaguely get the information about Autohypnosis or persuasion.

“Winner of the Six Match, Sakura Haruno.” Hayate announces much to Naruto’s exaggerated joy and cheers. Sasuke and Kakashi were far more reserved but still happy with the result.

Despite the closeness of the match it was still a great show between two strong Kunoichis. Slowly you lean over to pick up Ino, with your skills you thought it was best if you heal Ino personally. She mainly needed to rest but you did a good number of damage to her.

As you start to walk the next names on the list start to appear. To everyone’s shock, it was another highly anticipated fight from another elite. Sasuke Uchiha vs Yoroi Akadō.

>Choose up to three people for co-commentary.
>Choose to be alone
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>>3603859
>Choose up to three people for co-commentary
Naruto, Shikamaru, Hinata
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>>3603867
I'll second this.
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>>3603867
yeah sure
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>>3603867
Yeah let's hear how shikamaru feels about both his team mates lose
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>>3603867
This.
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>>3603867
>>3603868
>>3603878
>>3603906
>>3603952


you make red anon here so proud >>3591515
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>>3603973

As you make your way up the stairs you briefly look up to see Sasuke walking down. The two of you didn’t say a single word. Instead, you merely bumped fists with Sasuke casually. There was no need to worry. Just like how Sasuke had complete faith in you through it all you share the same for your teammate. After watching Sasuke walk down you make your way to Naruto who was watching the matches with Shikamaru and Hinata currently. Upon arriving you gently set Ino down before telling everyone to be quiet. You wanted silence to heal Ino without any tension.

Once the arena was fixed and your equipment was handed back to you the next match begin. Luckily that gave you enough time to patch Ino up with medical ninjutsu. You can’t help but feel a little bad considering that Ino walked right into a pitfall trap. Aside from that she gave you a real good fight. The clash pushed yourself to the limit despite not using Red Lotus or the Kinjutsus. As well as tests your mental prowess in trying to beat someone who could literally see the future. It was a hard earned fight, showing just how far you came since graduation.

“Sakura are you really going back to wearing that? I figured after finally taking off you want to relax without being weighted down after a fight like that.” Shikamaru asked, noticing you putting on your cuffs.

“I think I exposed enough skin for one battle. Besides, I so happen to like wearing weighted clothing. “You scowled at Shikamaru in between putting your undershirt back on.

“I still can’t believe you managed to win like that Sakura. To face someone who can see the future must have been quiet unnerving.” Hinata stuttered slightly, you can tell she was really worried about you. You almost figuratively melt at Hinata’s warm and sweet nature. It was quite comfy to you.

“Nah I never once doubted that Sakura couldn’t pull it off. She’s far too stubborn to let something as insignificant as fate and destiny get in her way.” Naruto exclaimed joyously.

“Jeez when you say it you make it sound like I’m Banchō or a mule.” You narrowed at Naruto before signing at his clueless face. “Listen Shikamaru I’m sorr- Before you could finish Shikamaru covered your mouth with a sigh. Already he was one step ahead of you.
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>>3604040

“Stop. I already figure what you’re going to say. And I can tell you right now that Ino wouldn’t want you feeling bad about defeating her. She’d be real happy seeing how much you grown. Especially when she was training and taking being a ninja seriously for all of our sakes, including yours. She wasn’t fighting as the number one student or the future heir of the Yamanaka Clan. She was fighting out there as Ino. Nothing more, nothing less. So don’t feel like you have to take the burden of Choji and Ino. Just focus on beating that Kin girl, you don’t have time to worry about others.” Listening to Shikamaru focusing more on reassuring you rather than feeling sorry over the loss of his team really made you appreciate your friendship with the gifted slacker.

“Still. I can’t help but feel bad that you’re the only one who’s making it to the next round. Doesn’t that make you angry?” Naruto interjected.

“It’s alright. While I can’t say that I’m happy that my team got eliminated but I know that both Choji and Ino tried their very best. Asuma and I couldn’t be prouder at their efforts. Though I don’t feel like I earned a spot to the finals. Ino and Choji wanted to be Chunins more than me. Yet I’m the one that got lucky and had my opponent forfeited before I got to do anything like show my training from Asuma and my old man.”

“If you feel like you don’t belong in the finals then just prove that you do in the finals. I believe if you do that then Choji and Ino will be excited over your success and support you fully.” There Hinata goes giving words of wisdom to Shikamaru.

>Give reassuring words to Shikamaru [write-in]
>Focus on Sasuke’s match and cheering him on
>Ask [write-in who and what you’re asking]
>Other [write-in]
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>>3604041
>>Focus on Sasuke’s match and cheering him on
i think hinata got it covered
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>>3604041
>Focus on Sasuke’s match and cheering him on
Shikamaru will be fine.
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>>3604041
>Focus on Sasuke’s match and cheering him on

Hinata took the words out of our mouth. Good on her.
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>>3604041
>Focus on Sasuke’s match and cheering him on
Hinata has more confidence good to see maybe she'll actually spit it out before naruto leaves for 3 years this time
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You despite not holding back against ino and having kin see this she still doesnt know about our sword and shinra banshou so we have to pull these out at the last second against her
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>>3604041
>Focus on Sasuke’s match and cheering him on
Less cheer and more paying attention though, we have more or less complete faith in his ability to pull through.
>>3604132
I thought about pulling them out but considering who we were fighting they were
A: Inefficient for the situation, especially when Stamina was a factor.
B: Not directly dealing with the problems at hand.
Keeping them from being observed by Kin is just a bonus.
After all, you need the right tool for the right job, and holy heck do we have a lot of tools.
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Update when?
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>>3604675
When it happens.
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My internet provider fucked up badly
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Rather surprised that it let me post now. Well whatever. On mobile so let's us this chance for Q&A until my internet fully comes back. Or a suggestion box, either or
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>>3604914
i got one since we're doing a month long training session with the third hokage do you think we could get a change of clothes for the finals /konoha crush arc
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>>3604914
How about writing omakes and story stuff that happened off screen?
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>>3604962
Yeah that sounds doable. I have an outfit in mind but you can suggest one too.

>>3604964
Possible but what do you like to see and do you still want to interact with it
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>>3604980
Stuff like Mizuki being captured and other stuff that is significant to the story, we are told about it IC but Sakura never actually experiences it or stuff that gets glossed over like the combat exercise with Team Guy. Think of it as practice for the quest if you need more reason to do it.
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>>3604999
That still leaves my other question on if you guys still want to interact in it or just read the novelization
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>>3605042
Novelize and put it in some pastebins, that's the usual go-to method when it comes to creating Omake/Untouched Story Material.
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>>3604980
i also had a question in regards to the finals since we have more people advancing to the finals then in the original will orochimaru still have his attack at the gaara vs sasuke match i want to make sure our match happens after naruto and neji and temari and shikamaru but before shit gets all fucked
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>>3605056
Gaara vs sauke will be the last match. I structured the entire thing to allow for more matches. Way more to be percised
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>>3605054
Fair enough but I'm going to be asking for additional topics otherwise I'll be touching things I find important or interesting outside of what was mentioned so far
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I lived betch.

Sorry for the detour. Apparently some asshole was trying to steal free cable. Like it's 2019. Who the hell still watches cable?
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>>3605447
Boomers do.
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>>3605447
Thats fuckin weird dude
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>>3604072
>>3604097
>>3604222
>>3604077

“What a drag. When you say stuff like that I can’t really now refute it now can I? I suppose I’ll just put up with it this time and do it.” Shikamaru scratches his head, turning from Hinata and you due to his embarrassment. Deep down he was truly happy with the pep talk as you and Hinata smiled at the sight.

Thanks to Hinata’s words of wisdom there was no need for you to do anything else. Although she has her own issues that she needed to tackle, such as her longing to win her father’s acknowledgement and burden she endured for being an outcast among the royal Hyuuga family. A sentiment that didn’t bother nearly as much for leaving the burden of future clan leader to her little sister Hanabi because of her “kindness” making her unwilling to fight her sister. A deep seated regret that she has in her hear to this day.

It didn’t change the fact she was so responsive and thoughtful to others. Her attentiveness to those around her was truly admirable. In some way she was like you. It was almost looking into a parallel mirror, but it is that likeness that made you reach out to her. Just like how Ino saved you, you went and apply what you learned to saving Hinata. Of course you also had help thanks to the actions of a certain knucklehead ninja. The once broken and empty Hinata was a thing long in the past. Although you were still working on Hinata’s social anxiety especially when it came to Naruto.

The four of you quickly turn back to the fight as you start to cheer for Sasuke. You didn’t need to as you believed he can win but motivating support can go a long way. Naturally Sasuke was getting into position by stretching. Yoroi meanwhile crackle both of his hands to get himself ready. On the first bell Sasuke and Yoroi dashed towards one another.

A quick exchange of blows as Sasuke kept up his guard dodging and deflecting Yoroi’s strong blows. Each one capable of breaking through the ground. You could easily do something like that with one finger in blue lotus. However, as the battle continues more of Yoroi’s strength starts to rise. Even so Sasuke continued to dodge and deliver blow after blow. The constant barrage of punches and kicks only made Yoroi laugh as he gets back up.

More concerning was the fact that you begin to notice something off with Yoroi. Each time Sasuke blocked his blows or get scraped by him he was getting weaker. In fact, it was also the same when he took Sasuke’s direct attacks. Yoroi was getting stronger while Sasuke was losing strength. This was a most peculiar predicament. As you thought about it, you begin to turn back to your comrades as they start commenting on the fight.
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>>3606151

“Say why isn’t Sasuke using his Sharingan? Surely an opponent of this level should be effortless for Sasuke if he were to use his Sharingan. Is something wrong? “Hinata looked at the rest of you with light concerns.

“Maybe he’s trying to rationalize not using it out of fear of his enemies learning more of his tricks. “Shikamaru folded his arms with a sighed, wishing that Sasuke would finish it already.

“I don’t know. Sasuke could easily be too prideful not to do it. “Naruto remarked, narrowing his eyes at the thought of Sasuke having trouble with the glasses wearing masked man.

“You guys…” You glance at Naruto, Shikamaru and Hinata. Slightly lowering your eyes in a mix between worry and disappointment.

>Use your heightened senses to figure out the mystery.
>Calm down and resume cheering Sasuke on
>Ask [write in who and what you want to talk about]
>Warn Sasuke about Yoroi's rising physical prowess
>Other [write-in]
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>>3606157
>Use your heightened senses to figure out the mystery.
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>>3606151
>Use your heightened senses to figure out the mystery.
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>>3606157
>>Use your heightened senses to figure out the mystery.
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>>3606157
>Use your heightened senses to figure out the mystery.
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Might as well nit this in the bud before someone brings it out. Even though you caught a glimpse of the Scroll of Secrets you subconsciously surpassed the knowledge of several additional jutsu aside the shadow clone technique.

Specifically it's seven so it's not endless (or always meme'd as your get out of jail free card.).

Shinra Banshou [Hiruzen]
Shadow Clone Jutsu [Tobirama/Inspired by Hashirama]
Flying Thunder God [Tobirama/Minato]
Yin Seal [Mito]
Water–Heavens Convergence [Tobirama]
?????
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>>3606313
>nit
Nip
>surpass
Suppress
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>>3606201
>>3606236
>>3606280
>>3606290

It wasn’t that Sasuke was holding back the Sharingan out of pride…. it’s that he couldn’t use it. His Sharingan has matured far too quickly and was quite straining on his body. It was only through the curse seal that Sasuke was able to close the gap between the more experienced Kin in Sharingan proficiency. Though his natural talents and innate compatibility did help as well. To make matters worse, the curse seal was reacting accordingly to the Sharingan. Given how closely tied it was to the Sharingan especially though his awakening, it wasn’t surprising that Orochimaru personally set things up this way.

Even with the evil restriction seal it was still a hard fight for Sasuke. So for the time being Sasuke chose not to fight with the Sharingan. Yet you feel there was one more reason why Sasuke refuses to use the Sharingan if he can avoid it. A more personal reason that you inherently feel was connected to you. You knew a thing or two with dealing with “eldritch memory trauma”. Yet this wasn’t the time to press Sasuke on it. He needed to focus on the fight so you kept it to yourself. Instead you use your focused on using your cat like senses and sensory technique to find the answer.

Upon closer inspection you felt a shiver down your spine at what you were seeing. Sasuke’s chakra was flowing into Yoroi’s body. Circulating through his chakra network, the foreign chakra was being converted into the same chakra source as Yoroi’s. Applying it to his muscle tissues, skin cells and bones, Yoroi was reinforcing his body with the stolen chakra. You start to sweat at the realization as you quickly turn to Hinata.

“Hinata, can you use your Byakugan on both fighters?” You asked while trying to keep your cool.

“Already on it.” With a single hand sign Hinata sprouted the byakugan. Blood pupils were becoming more distinct and the veins near her temples bulges. With her enhanced sight Hinata could only look in horror at the sight she was seeing. The discovery was worse for Hinata given how more precise and clear the Byakugan granted her sight.

“…Sakura this is…”Hinata didn’t want to finish but you knew exactly what she was getting at. You turned back to the fight as you narrow your eyes further.

“…So I’m not just seeing things. I didn’t think I would find someone in this exam who can do something like this!” You shuddered, growing more concerned over Sasuke as he struggles.

Shikamaru didn’t need to say anything to realize that something bad was happening. So he kept his mouth shut and begin to put two and two together like a proper genius. Soon enough he joined the two girl’s dread expression as he found himself doing the same. “..Jeez…as if this exam wasn’t hard enough.”

“Come on. What’s going on?” Naruto asked the group, looking rather confused at why his friends were so freaked out.
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>>3606610

“Naruto you literally have sensory skills and a fox’s senses. Surely you don’t need either of us to tell you what you should be seeing yourself.” You lectured Naruto, making a rather annoyed glare which was only intensified by your cat-like pupils.

“Y-Yeah but why activate it now when you two already did.” Naruto half-heartily laughs, trying his best attempt at making a good poker face. Both you and Hinata glance at him to the point of narrowing your eyes. Even Shikamaru blankly stares at Naruto as all three of you came to the same conclusion.

He forgot he could do that. With a unified sigh the three of you just look at Naruto with disappointment before ignoring him to continue your conversation. Naruto meanwhile dropped to his knees repenting at his failure. Hinata despite her disappointment went back to Naruto to comfort the glooming Ninja.

“So he really is absorbing his chakra. Rarely there are people who can directly absorb chakra through physical contact. Most who know the secret to do so and have the chakra control skills to achieve typically uses a medium. Like a ninja tool or through a jutsu to serve as the conductor. That’s because absorbing chakra into the body is a risky and delicate procedure. It differs from person to person but there’s only so much chakra one can absorb and contain. It’s far much safer and practical to use an outside source to contain it.” Shikamaru said.

“Yeah. Normally you can’t kill a person through such a method. The physical body shuts down as a self-defense mechanism once chakra exhaustion has been met. Thus, preventing any more chakra from being stolen as the body begins to try and restore the victim’s stamina. And like with sensors although it can be taught, there’s a wide difference between the naturally attuned sensitivity and those who train to reach a similar level. Not to mention the controversy and negative stigma it carries.” You said, focusing your eyes back to Sasuke who just barely escapes from the hold by Yoroi.

“Correct. That’s why it’s normally a rare and lost art. If this guy as you said managed to achieve it through science, then these Kusagakure Ninjas are more bizarre monsters than I previously gave them credit. No offense since I remember you telling me that you can also absorb chakra during the time at the Fire Temple.”

“No you’re totally right. Compared to all of you I’m a natural born monster. Those who can absorb chakra also have the potential to regenerate as well. At first I thought I was just someone with a much higher vitality hence why I can recover faster than the average ninja. Course I’m nowhere near let’s say Naruto or Karin with their Uzumaki blood. Or the legendary Hashirama Senju, the Senju with the strongest regenerative powers in history. " You deflected the awkwardness as you acknowledge just how freakish your abnormal body was to the average ninja. Clan member or not.
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>>3606677

". Of course it could also be a side effect from wielding you know what with my Shinra Banshou experiments. For instance, I notice that my regenerative properties and recovery rate improved dramatically as a result. Even gained more iron then I realistically should. Not that my body is complaining." You started to mumble to yourself while trying to crack the cause for your achievements. Naruto, Shikamaru and Hinata could only pull back as they saw your analytical side coming out.

“Right. I shouldn’t be surprised with the girl who stabbed herself repeatedly just to test how fast she can regenerate. “ Shikamaru said bluntly.

“Or broke her bones after seeing how far she can exert her herculean levels of physical prowess during training.” Hinata said, although she was politer and awestruck.

“Man Sakura, you really are some sort of fusion of a Yurei and Bakeneko with these supernatural feats being thrown around.” Naruto laughed, unaware that he shouldn’t be talking given his genetics and the fact he literally has an inner demon inside of him.

“…I mean you’re not wrong but please quit talking as if I’m not here.” You coldly stared at your friends with half closed eyes. With how grumpy you appeared it’s no wonder you relate better to cats. With friends like these who need enemies.

Meanwhile Sasuke was dealing with an opponent who can absorb chakra. Like team Dosu it seems that this Yoroi was enhanced beyond normal human capability. Kusagakure once again approved their scientific genius by making the concept of super soldiers all the more a reality. Even without the use of chakra Yoroi was exceptionally strong. Almost as strong as the legendary stupid brothers. Worse yet was Yoroi’s recovery capabilities and natural defenses.

Every time Sasuke manages to bring him down he continues to rise back up. He was no Kin or any of the other of Team Dosu members but he was certainly a monster in his own right. Thus, Sasuke was forced to evolved his Taijutsu skills to the next level. By pushing himself to his limits, Sasuke replicated Lee’s strong fist fighting style. Using the destructive power combined with pinpoint accuracy, Sasuke begin to turn the tides on Yoroi.
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>>3606729

You slowly turned to Lee who looked at you before focusing back on Sasuke. It seems that Sasuke was utilizing your slower but more powerful variant in conjunction to the fast pace strikes that Lee normally demonstrates. Your speech to Sasuke about learning from those around him to improve his game was really paying off in this fight. He was maximizing Lee’s speed with your strength to the best of both worlds. Although by doing so he was putting a lot of strain to replicate such different styles simultaneously.

More importantly, Sasuke was suppressing the constant influence of the curse seal. Orochimaru was pushing Sasuke’s will subtly in order to force him to give in. In spite of this Sasuke merely overpowered the curse mark through sheer willpower. He was adamant on not being enslaved by it as Sasuke starts to turn the burden into a strength. With a single one handed hand sign, Sasuke released an augmented Great Fireball Jutsu on Yoroi. Everyone was caught off guard by the truly massive size as Yoroi was force to block while simultaneously absorbing it.

Even with his chakra absorption capabilities, Yoroi was still overwhelmed by Sasuke’s enhanced Great Fireball Jutsu. As a result, his body begin to fall apart from trying to contain the chakra. Something that Sasuke took complete advantage of. Using a mix between the Body Flicker Jutsu and Leaf Dancing Shadow, Sasuke demolishes the damaged Yoroi into the air. Everyone were stuck in awe at the destruction Sasuke was demonstrating through his onslaught on Yoroi.

Stunned by the assault, Yoroi found himself ultimately helpless against Sasuke’s Lightning enhanced version of the Lion’s Barrage. A move that you personally remember helping Sasuke perfect as you ended up making a variant called the Lotus Tiger Barrage. Yours revolved around kicking the opponent around like a cat playing with a ball of yarn before sending them into the sky to finish off by winding down on them with a series of blows in a manner to a cat playing with yarn with the finishing blow being a focused punch. Your chakra threads/Living hair made this exceptionally brutal.

Channeling the same kind of brutality, Sasuke finished things off with a super charged kick. Both from the chakra enhancement and from his own Lightning Chakra. Sending a devastating kick, Yoroi shot down against the ground like a shooting star. The cleanup crew just got done fixing the mess you caused during your fight with Ino. They were going to need to be paid overtime if such levels of destruction were going to keep occurring.

Standing on the barely conscious Yoroi. Sasuke took a second to look at his destructive handiwork before exchanging eye contact with his enemy. Yoroi tried vigorously to get up only to find himself unable to move a single part of his body. The electric chakra pulsated around him, worsening his painful experience and furthering the helpless state he was in.
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>>3606797


“It doesn’t matter if you can absorb chakra. If you can’t hold it all in, then you’ll end up self-destructing. And don’t bother getting up, the Lightning Chakra I overloaded your body has paralyzed all your joints. For added measure I also mimicked your shockwave attack to further cripple your movement with that kick. Your recovery capabilities won’t help you with this assault. “Sasuke taunted before wincing a bit. Currently he feels like he almost pulled something after overexerting himself like that.

“Since Yoroi is incapable of fighting further, the winner of the seventh round is Sasuke Uchiha.” Hayate announced followed by a wide away of cheers. You knew Sasuke had it in him but this was just unreal. Guess you giving it your all despite the odds managed to motivate Sasuke to do the same despite not using the Sharingan.

As you went down to heal Sasuke of his injuries, you decide to look up and see who exactly was to be next. To your surprise the next fight was between Dosu Kinuta and Kagari, the last of the Amegakure trio. Seem like the bad luck train was going all the stops for this unfortunate team.

>Continue commentary with your current motley crue.
>Bring Sasuke along with you so you can finish healing.
>Focus extensively on Dosu’s match and intimidate his team
>Switch people [write-out who]
>Other [write-in]
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>>3606802

If Sarada becomes a thing she's going to be one hell of a beast.
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>>3606802
>Continue commentary with your current motley crue.
>>3606803
Maybe somewhat literally depending on how far we go with the "beast" theme.
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>>3606802
>>Continue commentary with your current motley crue.
>>Bring Sasuke along with you so you can finish healing.
>>Focus extensively on Dosu’s match and intimidate his team
these are good options
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>>3606831
Support
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>>3606831
Yeah all 3 are bretty good
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>>3606803
>Tfw Hiashi Isn't the only one playing Crusader Kings
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>>3606880

“Sakura, you know I can walk on my own right?” Sasuke asked awkwardly, having been previously lift by you upon reaching your destination.

“I’m not taking any chances. You were pushing your body way more than you needed to just to beat Yoroi. I’m not having you risk pulling a muscle before I heal you properly.” You lectured Sasuke, taking no for an answer as you carried him via the fireman carry method much to Sasuke’s embarrassment.

“But do you have to pick me up like this? I feel like I’m being kidnapped by an amazon or a cavewoman.”

“First off cavepeople bunked the heads of their mates before dragging them by the hair. Secondly Would you rather I piggy back you instead?” You teased, quickly making your way up the stairs.

“….” Sasuke reframed from speaking any further. No matter how you picked him up it didn’t make him feel any better. It didn’t take you long to reach Naruto and the others. After gently setting Sasuke down you begin to apply medical ninjutsu on him. Just in time as both fighters were making their way to the arena once cleanup was done.

“Finally it looks like the boss is stepping up!” Naruto was a mixture of being fired up yet also obviously angry at the hunching bandage man currently standing on the field. For Naruto there was something about him that gave him the creeps.

“Mmm I haven’t met with him directly but from what you told me he’s quite the dangerous adversary.” Hinata turned, noticing both yours and Sasuke’s face showing strong signs of animosity and dread.

“Yeah. Even though Zaku has the Typhoon Release and Kin has the Sharingan…. it’s still Dosu that concerns me the most. We don’t know his full capabilities but what he did show so far was quite brutally effective.” Sasuke remarked, focusing his attention rather closely on Dosu.

“We already know he can control sound and sonic waves through the use of chakra and the gauntlet on his arm is to amplify the sound he creates. As well as create it if need be. “Shikamaru explained.

“Yeah but what bugs me most about him is what he said to me during our confrontation. He said that his power isn’t as convenient to use like Kin and Zaku’s. It got me worried…but what is he hiding still alludes me.” You were out in the open with your concerns before looking momentarily to Zaku and Kin.

The very sight of them made your hair rise as you literally start to look like you were possessed given the eerie Yurei like aura you were giving off. Dislike was far too weak; hate was a little too strong but loathe was a good start. So much so that Kin felt goosebumps from her body as she turns to look at you.

She was rather irritated while Zaku could only laugh. He was also good at putting up a front as he was a little off put by the intense glare you were giving team Dosu.
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>>3607053

Speaking of Dosu, he momentarily looked up to you to take note of your animosity before focusing back on Kagari. Seeing Anima first hand hasn’t completely left him as he was still positively frightened at that display of power. But he kept himself from losing his cool and focused solely on his opponent.

"They say a cat can carry a grudge for several generations." Dosu muttered after seeing your cat like gaze.

“Did you say something?” Kagari asked, oddly confused by Dosu’s demander.

“Not really. Anyway, I hate to sound like a broken record, but just like my teammate and that Shino guy….it would be rather disastrous for you if you come at me with the same tactic. Especially with how the last time it went for both of your friends.” Dosu pointed out while remembering to be polite. An act that only made Kagari angry despite Dosu legitimately giving advice to his adversary.

Dosu honestly would’ve made for a nice person to hang out with. That is if he wasn’t your enemy considering his intellectual nature. You didn’t have many people in your age group that were on the same page in actual smarts. Sasuke, Shino, Ino and Shikamaru came closest. Although there was Temari and Karin who were also exceptionally smart. And at worst there was Saigyō but you rather not resort to talking to yourself like you were five years old again for companionship.

“Don’t you worry. I been rather careful thinking how to not fall into the same pitfall as my companions. Which is why I’ll do this instead. “Kagari begins to make the necessary hand sign. He was going to make sure that at least one of his team make it to the finals with his stubborn refusal to call it quits.

“Try your best. Just know you only get one shot. Otherwise, I’ll end this fight in one move. Unlike my team I have no intention of delaying the inevitable for my amusement.” Dosu smirked.

“Water Style: Black Rain Jutsu” Kagari finishes making his hand sign as he calls forth a large black cloud up into the sky. By expelling the black fog from his mouth he begins to make his first move.

“Oho….so there’s someone who can use the legendary Black Elemental form of Nature Transformation? This should be amusing. “Dosu curiosity rose alongside his smile as he watches closely at the scene.

“Black Element…. Why does that sound familiar?” You muttered, watching the fight closely as something about what Dosu said begins to bug you. Like trying to find out an old song that you listened long ago or remembering your grocery list. It was something that was stuck in the back of your mind that was eating away at you the more you think about it.

>Use Chakra to enhance your mental prowess
>Ignore it and focus solely on the fight
>Ask your friends what they think?
>Have Hinata and Sasuke use their dojutsu
>Depend on Saigyō to solve the mystery
>Other [write-in]
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>>3607058
>Ask your friends what they think
Damn cant believe we only have like 4 matches left
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>>3607058
>Depend on Saigyō to solve the mystery
Much as I like our friends we havent spoken to our other self in quite a bit would like to hear what she has to say
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>>3607053
>Depend on Saigyō to solve the mystery
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>>3607058
>Depend on Saigyō to solve the mystery
As much as I don't want to be over-reliant on our inner darkness. She knows our subconscious better then we do. If anything she'll know if it's something we actually know about.
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>>3607058
>Depend on Saigyō to solve the mystery
Normally I'd go for something else, but given this is in the back of our mind...
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>>3607305

The nagging thought over this continue to bug you the more you watch the black clouds starting to form. Given from past experiences it may have been good to try and use your enhanced mental prowess to try and figure this out. However, that normally ends up stumbling into something you shouldn’t. which is only worse given with your eidetic memory. Ergo you decide to ask the one person who knows you better than anyone else…. Saigyō.

” Aww you’re learning after all. Relying on me instead of messing around with your subconscious again. “ Saigyō appeared to only your sight as she was altering your perception to see her. This was certainly better than getting dragged back to that garden every time you wanted to talk to her.

“Are you going to help me figure this out or make fun of me.” You pouted mentally while folding your arms. Even though you know the answer you still ended up asking anyway.

“Sakura, you and I both know I can do both easily. Anyway you faced someone who can do this high powered form of Nature Transformation.” Saigyō smiled, winking her left eye as she was acting like the protagonist of a magical girl series. With how chaotic and unreadable Saigyō was you felt like you were dealing with the Cheshire cat from Wonderland. You did share a lot of similarities to Alice.

“The fact you’re teasing me with this means you definitely know the answer. So please tell me, this is rather important.” You were willing to beg at this point. Saigyō smiled before shifting herself to sitting on the rail.

“Does the phrase Black Dragon Blizzard mean anything to you? I know it has been five months since then but I would think you would remember taking a Black Elemental Release point blank in the gut just from the pain alone. Maybe if they ever found the body you’d remembered better. Like the time you sucked off a corpse for nourishment with your Shinra Banshou.” Of course Saigyō would bring up that dark moment. Even though it was a corpse it was still quite the morally questionable move. Still, hearing that you think back to Doto and it all becomes clear to you.


“Ah…. that’s right.…Why didn’t I think of something so obvious.” You paused, feeling like you just hit the jackpot.

“Don’t beat yourself up. Not like you could figure out that black snow wasn’t just a byproduct of the industrial revolution’s pollution. Even though Doto did say he was trying to safely extract Natural Chakra through the atmosphere to supercharge his army alongside the chakra armor. You did put all your IQ trying to replicate how you’d look and act as a well-endowed Christmas Cake like Fubuki Kakuyoku during infiltration. Actually now that I think about it, eyebrows aside she really does look similar to you. You think Sasuke or Neji would like you better if you transform into the Christmas Cake right now?”
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>>3607436

You were upset at Fubuki talking about boys at a time like this. You pushed those distracting thoughts away to the bottom of your mind alongside things like being self-conscious over your body. Yet here Saigyō starting to transform herself into appearing into the ideal version of yourself as a “Christmas Cake” to continue playing on your insecurities.

“…” Blush of red starts to spread on your face at the sight of Sagiyo truly resembling what Naruto would call “Fubura” given how she well replicated such a body. A mixture of embarrassment and anger start to rise as you didn’t want to open back the door you long since closed and locked away.

“Too much? Or do I need more muscle to better fit that amazon sleek. I recall the Nara’s liking strong woman. So if you end up scaring off your first two suitors with that brutish charms, there’s always Shikamaru to bounce back on. Or maybe you should give Lee a chance. After all he’s totally gag- “Saigyō continued her teasing, now hugging against you as she whispers into your ear. You face lid up at your absolute reddest being pick apart with love interests despite not focusing on anyone consciously so far.

“Shut up shut up shut up!” You repeated in your head as you didn’t want to hear anymore. The next time you opened your eyes you would see yourself alone as your friends were looking at you now.

“What is it Sakura?” Naruto asked, being the first one to break the silence.

“…Naruto we faced something like that before.” You muttered, taking a breath to calm down after Saigyō being Saigyō. No matter how many times you prepare, you still couldn’t fully defend against Saigyō’s antics.

“We have?” Naruto looked at you with greater confusion.

“It’s Doto Kazahana. The wielder of that makeshift Ice Release, the blacken version. Tore through your clones with his Black Dragon Blizzard techniques.”

“Ah right him. I practically forgotten about him. Man what a jerk that guy was datebayo.” Naruto angrily pronounced, folding his arm in the process.

“He probably used chakra armor to replicate that Black Ice. He was a skilled fighter but I doubt he normally had the chakra to pull off such a feat naturally.” Sasuke theorized as he recollected Doto’s fighting style and capabilities thanks to the information gathered by his Sharingan.

“Black Elements now too? Man this Chunin exams seem to draw out the absolute weirdest people from the woodworks.” Shikamaru sighed, scratching his head over the news.
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>>3607500

“In retrospect isn’t that the goal of the Chunin Exams? To put the best their village can offer to promote themselves while taking account potential individual between the other villages. Many important people come and watch our bouts come the third and final phase of the Chunin exams. So it’s only natural that they want to make it a worthwhile spectacle. “Hinata chipped in, thinking about her father as one of those people as she grips her jacket tightly.

“...Man why do adults have to be so sneaky about using us like political tools just to make them look good.” Naruto barked, almost catching everyone off guard with his sudden insight.

“Because if they’re not fighting wars they’re competing each other with other ways. Remember the Damiyos are our literal suppliers of financial support. If the village don’t produce results, then they’ll go elsewhere for their benefits or try and make a replacement for us.” Sasuke explained, recalling what Ami told them about politics among the other valuable things they picked up.

With that soul crushing realization reminding you that you were tools rather than people you start to look back at the fight. In the time you were talking Kagari had finished creating his black rainstorm as it engulfs around a large portion of the area. In an instant it quickly starts to downpour, covering the ground with a black liquid. Dosu instinctively put up a chakra barrier around himself to shield his skin from the black liquid.

Upon closer inspection however, the smile on Dosu’s face slowly fades away at the realization it was merely flammable ink. Rather than the dense yet acidotic black water that strongly resemble the abyssopelagic zone he was dealing with a pale imitation of the real thing. Despite this, he kept up the chakra barrier as he could already gather what Kagari was planning to do.

“Seems I’m mistaken then, that’s too bad. Had you achieved the power to push the elements to their overall limits. Refining them to something akin to the true strength of the elemental nature produced by the natural energy. Although blacken as a result of its sheer monstrosity of power. Then you really would’ve earned my praise for being so talented or having powerful chakra capable of such feats. But alas this is merely just flammable oil. And flammable oil is only good for one of two things. Obscuring sight and restricting movement. Or burning things.” Dosu remarked, already placing his hand on his gauntlet.
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>>3607530
>its sheer monstrosity of power
its sheer monstrous power
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“So what if it is just flammable oil. With this you’ll be a sitting duck as my flammin- “As Kagari explained in between reaching for his crossbow, Dosu simply flicks his device on the black liquid. Using the vibrations created by the device he begins to use the now distorted black liquid to spread itself towards Kagari in a massive tidal wave.

Kagari tries to sink into the ground to avoid it but the resulting sonic waves made that impossible as the vibrations shook the ground as well. Kagari was left to deal with the burning realization that he was going to get burnt alive by his own attack. And sure enough that became a reality as his flaming arrow ignited the blacken water and set him ablaze.

“Sorry about that. You truly disappointed me with your trick that I just happen to decide you’re not worth demonstrating how true black elements work. So instead it’s more fitting to defeat you with your own Jutsu. “Dosu brushed off his cloak while casually watching a man burn.

In his pain and suffering, Kagari tried to convert the black rain to regular rain to put out the flame. Unfortunately, such an act was met with a sudden explosive tag near where he stood. Kagari could only look in horror moments before a loud explosion knocked away both Kagari and the flames that threaten to consume him. Seem like in the middle of his cleaning Dosu took the time to silently throw an explosion tag without notice to finish the job.

“For the record using water release on a guy who can control sound is also a very poor move. Anyway I think with that my victory is assured.” Dosu calmly turned to Hayate who was already judging the burnt Kagari. He was still alive but he certainly needed medical attention to treat himself after that humiliating and brutal defeat.

“The winner of the Eighth round Dosu Kinuta. “As Hayate announce Dosu went to look up at his jounin leader. A brief exchange of looks as she was rather proud of the swift and effortless victory that Dosu brought. Although there was a hint of disappointment that she didn’t get to see that in action. It’s clear that Dosu was far more reserved with his talents but also he still wanted to be in her good grace. After all, he was far more valuable than a mere pawn.

As Dosu looks away from the Jounin leader his eyes focused back on Sasuke. He was planning on silently pouring more fuel to the fire for a certain someone’s ambition but you were one step ahead on the tactic. You continued your intimidation act as being bullied by Saigyo gave you far more ammunition then necessary. Silently you mutter some words while keeping an innocent smile. Knowing full well Dosu can read lips, you added to the threat by pointing at your cat-like eye.
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>>3607636

Eidetic Memory…I really hope these bouts don’t start to come back to bite us in the future. Things have now gotten rather…complicated. I should make note to take care of that…. personally. As Dosu continued to look at you he felt a greater volume of Killing intent. You weren’t aware of this but Saigyō on the other hand was amplifying the pressure to further torment the calm and collective Dosu. Zaku and Kin also felt a similar pressure as they were looking rather grim. The female jounin however was amused by how far you come.

As the cleanup crew went to restore the arena to its original form, the medical team made their way to pick up Kagari. Thus leaving everyone’s attention to return to the screen as the next fighters were about to be announced. There were only four matches left and for some reason you got the feeling that things were going to escalate rapidly.

“The Next Match…. Temari vs Tenten.”

>>Continue commentary with your current motley crue.
> Cheer for [write-in who]
>Switch people [write-out who]
>Ask [write-in who and what you’re asking]
>Other [write-in]
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>>3607639
>>>Continue commentary with your current motley crue.
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>>3607639
>>Continue commentary with your current motley crue
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>>3607639
>Continue commentary with your current motley crew.
>[Insert minor complain on not knowing who to cheer for]
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>>3607639
>>>Continue commentary with your current motley crue
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>>3607639
>>>>Continue commentary with your current motley crue.
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Alright so I been thinking with my finalized setup for the Third phase of the Chunin exams. I'm strongly considering making the new thread after the end of the Semi-finals with Gaara vs Sasuke to kick off the Konoha Crush arc.

Or would you rather have a new thread for the finals + Konoha crush.
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>>3607900
New thread for the finals. I'd rather the Konoha Crush start sometime after Sakura's fight.
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>>3607900
I assumed that after preliminaries we would go and start the min maxing and the new thread would start right at the finals with neji vs naruto
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>>3607937
Oh, I forgot about that. Yeah, I want min maxing too.
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>>3607933
Our match is before sasuke's orochimarus whole plan hinged on gaara fucking losing it
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>>3607944
It hinged on Gaara going full kaiju in the middle of Konoha and the Third Hokage dying so he could resurrect him.
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>>3607944
Yeah, but the wording made it look like one option would have that be the first fight.
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If you want spoilers, I can tell you the entire setup for the finals.
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>>3607969
up to you i'm sure people wont act OOC
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>>3607969
No thank you.
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>>3607969
Nah. I would like it to be a surprise.
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Upon hearing the announcement both fighters begin to walk down their respective stairway towards the arena. Tenten got quite the earful from Lee and Gai as they cheered for their companion to win. Meanwhile Temari was reminded of her mission by Baki before silence. Kankuro and Gai didn’t need to cheer since they were assured that no matter what tricks Tenten has Temari would still win.

A battle between two elites would surely end in a very close evenly battle. Out of everyone so far the only other fight that really qualified was between your fight with Ino. Every other fight has either been a one sided slaughter or a short exchange before one completely overtook the other. Just goes to show that you and your girlfriends drew the worst lots.

“This is bad…this is really bad.” You muttered in between resting your elbows on the rail as you clinch your head with rising anxiety.

“What’s wrong Sakura?” Hinata asked, noticing your stress as she places a comforting hand to you. You smiled at Hinata, taking her act of kindness to heart.

“I get the feeling that Sakura is upset over the fact two people she knows personally are fighting.” Shikamaru said.

“Is that really a big deal? I mean technically we’d have to fight each other eventually so the sooner it’s out of the way the better.” Naruto mentioned, closing his eyes while putting his arms behind his back as he demonstrates his typical simple minded attitude.

“Of course it’s a big deal! Two of my good friends are about to fight each other and I can’t decide! Logically I should support longtime friend Tenten especially considering all that she done for us with her weapons and supplies. Not to mention I’m still worried about her relationship with the monkey contract. But then there’s Temari. Sure I haven’t known her as long as Tenten but I been making some good progress in bonding. We have so much in common that it’s honestly refreshing. And after hearing about her issues I can’t help but worry about her.” You lashed out to Naruto in comedic fashion. Naruto, Hinata and Shikamaru took a step back at you unintentionally becoming more cat like out of reflex and stress.

“Aargh I don’t know who to root for!” As you screamed you begin to scratch your head in rapid irritation. In between your frustration you ended up muttering shannaro in light of your indecisiveness. Saigyō wasn’t going to try and surprises these emotions as this was too good to watch.

“Only you would be the type to worry over who to cheer for to this existent.”Shikamaru muttered, still sweating a bit from your rampant outbursts.

“I think it’s really sweet. I know if I was in your position that I would have a similar breakdown.” Hinata laughed nervously, going back to try and calm you down.
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>>3608124

“That’s our Sakura. Always caring about others and never compromising when it comes to them. Her heart is practically three sizes bigger than the average good natured man at least.” Naruto smiled, still finding the time to tell jokes while being supportive in his own way.

You didn’t even bother taking your frustration on Naruto for taking the time to make jokes. You were far too busy lamenting on cheering that you ended up unable to cheer out of either one. Once again your pure hearted nature was shining brightly a bit worrisome with how you were still grieving over it.

Back to the arena Tenten was walking around the arena eyeing Temari. Temari didn’t move from her spot as she was reassuring herself of any alarm or other concerns. After doing a 360 walk around Temari, Tenten went back to standing at opposing sides. Seeing that both parties were ready Hayate quickly called the signal for the match to begin.

My opponent is a Wind Style user with a giant fan. So any projectile based weaponry will be useless. Well…not completely. For right now I should get a read for her fighting style before making my countermeasures. Tenten slowly pulls out some gloves from her compartment before putting them on. With one tight tough, Tenten sticks her tongue upwards with a smile. She was getting ready in her own way but to Temari she had a hard time reading the brunette kunoichi.

“I don’t know what you are planning but you shouldn’t come at me half-haphazardly. The longer you wait to plan out your move by observing me. The more time you give me to make a decisive move to end this in one attack. “Temari warned, already having her hand on her trusty fan. She wasn’t going to bother trying to figure Tenten out and instead use physiology on Tenten.

Tenten responds by throwing a series of different shuriken and kunais in a flash. Temari could only narrow her eyes as she counters by swiftly moving her fan. In an instant the barrage of projectiles was deflected by an invisible gust of wind. Now scattered across the battlefield, Tenten sharpen her gaze before closing her eyes and twirling her finger.
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>>3608251

“Are you mocking me?” Temari asked with her tone shifting to being annoyed over the once calm and polite tone.

“Not at all. I’m just reaffirming what I know. Don’t worry, I have no intention of coming at you half-haphazardly. I just happen to like to get a read of my opponent before making the first move. But since you’re in a hurry to finish.” With a tug of her right index finger, the scattered projectiles quickly came back to life as they were hovering.

“If this is similar to the Manipulating Attack Blades from my homeland or that Chakra Levitation Jutsu from Ino then you’re going to be disappointed.” Upon saying that Temari starts to move her fan at blinding speeds to deflect the attack again. It’s only during the act that she catches glimpse of Tenten’s real objective.

Before she could react in time, several of the wires snapped off from the projectiles and sprung to life. Now controlled by Tenten’s chakra flow, the living threads of steel wires manage to outmaneuver the barrier of wind to ensnare Temari. From around her neck to her ankles, Temari was tightly restrained by the steel wires from Tenten. Quickly shocking everyone with her sudden move, Tenten gave a cheerful whistle while keeping her eyes closed.

“…. Then Let’s skip the formalities and get right to it~” Tenten smiles, opening her eyes as she tugs at her chakra flow steel wires.

In addition to this, Tenten started to pull out a wide array of additional projectiles with the summoning technique. The sheer volume of the weapons resembled a torrential flurry of steel. Perhaps this wasn’t going to be the easy win that both of the Sand Brothers thought it was going to be.

>Ask Sasuke or Hinata if they could see either fighter’s movements
>Mention to Shikamaru that Tenten’s wire manipulation reminds her of his Nara clan techniques
>Ask [write-out who] who they believe is going to win this?
>Invoke your cat-like sense to observe the fight closely.
>Continue keeping quiet and watch the match
>Other [write-in]
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>>3608327
>>Continue keeping quiet and watch the match
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>>3608327
>>Continue keeping quiet and watch the match
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>>3608327
>Continue keeping quiet and watch the match
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>>3608327
>Invoke your cat-like sense to observe the fight closely.
Is there any reason not to see as much as we can?
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>>3608395

Sometimes you could just not think it's necessary busting your senses to over analyze every little thing. Or get distracted cause of conflicting emotions.

If you can convince me why this Sakura would be over analyzing every sight outside of the ones that interest her then I'll start assuming it'll be your go to move from now on.
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>>3608327
>Ask Hinata who they believe is going to win this?
It's pretty up in the air so far, and asking Sasuke or Shikamaru is just going to give us a boring answer, while Naruto's answer is probably stupid.
A meta reason is for Hinata to show her own analysis skill.
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>>3608418
Everyone here is a potential opponent in the finals. Why wouldn’t we analyze everything?
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>>3608418
Not to mention having tuned up senses for a long time might just give us a headache for the rest of the day.
As someone who tends to be hypersensitive to random stimuli it gets pretty fucking brutal.
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>>3608437
Pretty much.
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Sorry for the quietness, been thinking I want to continue this match and the rest since aside from one these next few matches will probably end up being the most controversial so I'm thinking if i want to keep going as I been doing and open up commentary/actions or finish it all in one goal. Or at worst make this my first omake and speed up the plot since there's only 3 more matches before this is done.
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>>3609453
If there is not a lot of interaction im cool with it being one big post we still have 3 to go and despite some minor shit I expect those matches to be the same cept for minor shit like the aftermath of the other matches
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>>3609453
I'm sure most people wouldnt mind a huge fight
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>>3609453
We're almost done with the largest chunk of the tournament arc, but if you want to speed it up I won't complain.
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When we start min maxing I hope I can get at least 3 days of straight kenjutsu practice or enough to wield the sword efficiently
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>>3609870
I’d rather train up lightning nature, learn how to apply lightning to Shinsei Mahachisu, learn Flying Thunder God, mastering our new abilities, doing some intensive physical training (this is more important then most of the training we do), training Ninshu more so we can master our powers, getting good at shape transformation, using the chakra armor prototype to get data to get the armor sooner, getting more fuinjutsu techniques we can use (one that let’s us swap out our training clothes for proper for armor would be good), etc.
The sword is pretty unimportant since it’s far from the best or most useful shit we have in our kit. Really it’s so niche for us and against our nature to use it to it’s fullest we might as well drop it since we could likely get something that functionally replaces it while being more useful to us.
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>>3609883
I understand your practicality but 3 days for just the sword and 27 for all that I would say is a fair trade also we gonna be training with hiruzen man and he fucked orochimaru up with a stick dude he's got to know some sick sword tech
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>>3609883
We're not dropping it no matter how many times you try to push it. We took that sword and we're gonna take responsibility for doing so.
Besides half the argument for dropping it is "BUT IT'S AGAINST OUR NATURE" when you don't even need to kill with it. It's a big bulky fuck-off sword that is great for intimidation, protection and Using Magnet Ninja Arts with.
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>>3609892
Yeah you and me red anon I refuse to drop it we took it as a testament to their will we honor their memory by using it
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Can Shinra Bansho allow us to take on the properties of things on certain parts of our body (ex. Only turn our hands to stone) or is it an all or nothing deal?
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>>3609924
It can be partial if I remember correctly, it's a pretty good chance to review the previous threads before our min-max shenanigans go full swing to see exactly what we're missing.
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>>3609892
>It's a big bulky fuck-off sword that is great for intimidation, protection and Using Magnet Ninja Arts with.
And you struck out. The sword itself isn’t going to scare shit rather it’s the reputation of the person that’ll be what others. Protection wise it’s subpar since speed > everything else unless you are that one Raikage that could no-sell a tailed beast and that sword will slow us down in a fight. Ninja magnet arts don’t actually require the sword and require training to use.
>>3609484
Hizuzen did jack shit to orochimaru until he used the Shinigami seal. Hell that example of “kage level combat” is a little insulting because of how the later episodes play out. Rooftop tiles as fucking shuriken versus dropping giant meteors on someone’s ass. Hell it didn’t even show off what Tobirama who was the god tier swordsman and Hashirama who was all around ridiculous with Wood release were capable of. So I doubt it especially since the sword requires a unique way of fighting. With Hiruzen you should just focus on building up our skills with various ninjutsu and just train with Tsunade when she shows up Tsunade was alerted to our presence and is expected to show up soon to train us.
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>>3609983
No, Ninja Magnet Arts don't require the sword. But it's definitely the method of making the Kubikiribōchō helluva worth it.
>>3609902
This guy gets it, just believe in the wisdom of Red Anon the master of asspulls to make it work. Speed isn't the be all end all. I just changed locations for the weekend don't worry about the ID.
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>>3610307
It doesn’t make the sword worth it since we could pull it off by using regular iron using Shinra Banshou. Also the red anon seems kind of retarded because he thought that mind transference was genjutsu without looking up how it works (I actually did because we know plenty about it in character so everyone should have spent a few seconds brushing up on it out of character) and was saying that using Saigyo would make us vulnerable to genjutsu (which completely overlooks how genjutsu works). So yeah, red anon is likely full of shit. Speed is one of the most important stats with stamina/chakra capacity being a close second. If you don’t have lots of speed and/or chakra you are going to have a bad time, that’s because they are on a practical level god tier stats to focus on with the evidence of why they are so good being the Fourth Hokage who wiped out armies singlehandedly because speed is that good and Naruto who proves that having enough to chakra to just throw at all your problems is superior to someone with perfect chakra control but not nearly as much chakra. So yes, while it isn’t the end all be all, if you don’t have an immediate solution to someone who is faster you are almost guaranteed to lose.
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>>3610342
The reason I made the Mind Transference = Genjutsu assumption was a combination of a certain shitty Naruto RP that I participated in that had the Yamanaka jutsus count as such, combined with forgetting the term only means it's messing with the senses of the target and not their mind. So excuse fucking me for forgetting to double check a easy to do mistake.
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To be honest I don't think anything additional to Kubikiribōchō I can do will make it worth it to it's haters. So I long since made peace with that. I'm only sorry for those who really like the blade.

>Can Siphoning matter by breaking it down into a liquid [Iron being the most common/fastest to absorb]. Especially dangerous against living creatures.
>Can regenerate through Siphoning
>Can alter it's size depending on how much it Siphons. Can compress itself to return to default size.
>Tremendously thick density and hardness to give it formidable destructive capability as it can cut through virtually anything
>Grants Magnet Ninja Arts due to it's unique composition
>Bestow the wielder it's abilities while maintaining physical contact.
Debating on if it should pull a Gin Ichimaru and be able to break itself to poison what it inject via iron poisoning or if that's giving it way too many abilities.
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>>3610432
Honestly it doesn't need any more abilities other then the ones you listed and maybe the spoiler one, as you basically showed that yes it's a pretty strong and useful sword if used correctly.
If anything a Earth Release user with Shinra Banshou like ourselves is probably the best fit to use it WITHOUT murdering people, so yeah.
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>>3610450

See that's what I'm thinking. I already made changes to the other swords that really need fixing.

Kiba, Hiramekarei and especially Samehada don't need any help. Hell Hiramekarei being able to store and seal chakra as well as basically do what the hyuuga clan can with gentle fist makes it hella good.

Nuibari is also fine, the only thing I could give it is free control over the wires it creates which already opens a ton of application especially when it operates akin to Shape manipulation and being a great conductor for Nature transformation.

Shibuki just needed to look like an actual sword and remote explosion/charging anything it makes contact into a bomb makes it a respectively dangerous weapon. Probably going to look more akin to a chinese broadsword or claymore for diversity sake.

Kabutowari is the hardest since it essentially needs a rewrite from scratch. For abilities I'm still pondering but I like the concept of it being a blunt sword. Rather than cut someone, it uses pressure and/or weight to crush them. Or can split anything it comes into contact with it the pressure/weight like a wedge. I'm still thinking about it.

https://www.deviantart.com/peterku/art/Clovis-main-466313881 [Think I'm going with this design for the blunt sword to loosely call back to the hammer axe shape but resembling a sword version of the Monk's spade since that makes FAR more sense.]
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>>3610495
I know Gravity bullshit is more the Rinnegan's Forté, but it would definitely fit a blunt weapon.
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>>3610432
Such a great sword. Haters are shit.
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>>3610519

Actually that's not a bad idea. Onoki has shown earth release can manipulate gravity so having the blunt sword shouldn't be that problematic. Pales in comparison to what a real Rinnegan user can do but Riennegan is legit bullshit anyway. Fucking madara and his meteors.

>>3609983

I actually like this rationalization for the power creep https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/early-limits-of-shinobi/ doesn't excuse some of the other stuff, especially in the Shinobi war. Again fucking Madara and Hashirama.
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https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/seven-ninja-swordsmen-of-the-mist/ throwing this out there that also been helping me finalize these sword powers. Although Boruto gave Kiba one hell of a buff which while appreciated it wasn't really necessary.
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>>3610357
You seriously participated one of those trash heaps. I looked at one for a few minutes when I was in my edgy munchkin teenage years and felt like I almost died of cancer reading it.
>>3610432
It feels like you are just slapping on abilities like it’s the fucking Sharingan. You’re not going to please me if you buff it because it’s in many ways redundant those properties don’t surpass what we are already capable of or if it does surpass the options already available wouldn’t it be the same problem that the Naruto and Sasuke had with the constant power ups leaving everyone else in the dust. We have regen, chakra draining, and we can use Shinra Banshou to create magnetite for Magnet Ninja Art (something I could come up with on the spot like the pseudo-lightning cutter).
But shit like
>Can alter it's size depending on how much it Siphons. Can compress itself to return to default size.
>Tremendously thick density and hardness to give it formidable destructive capability as it can cut through virtually anything
Aren’t these a little much? Like what’s the point of Sugari no Ontachi if it can easily be outdone in the areas it was designed for? Shouldn’t there be a trade off or something?
My problem is hard it is to balance making it useful to us while also not overshadowing the other stuff in our kit or could potentially add to our kit since do I like variety (which is why I have a knee jerking reaction to everyone that feels the need to suck the sword’s big metal dick).
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>>3610592
Some people just like cool things even if they're impractical. Plus with how strong we are we can already wield it like a regular sword (not that we use any of our swords regardless).

What irks me is the general taboo against killing enemies.
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>>3610592
It wasn't exactly a forum RP, but it was pretty bullshit. I did mention it before with how I came up with the Omoikane.

But that's besides the point, the properties SOSP is giving the Kubikiribōchō are logical progressions of the "Absorbs Iron" gimmick while giving it the potential to stand up to the Samehada. If anything he's future proofing it from ridiculous powercreep as these things clearly still require the user to be /fit/ as fuck.
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>>3610592

Where you think Sugari no Ontachi got it's size manipulation and physical properties?


Sugari no Ontachi is a sword amalgamation of all the trinket and resources you been collecting including the Yukigakure research equipment like the Chakra armor. As well as large chunks of Kubikiribōchō.

It is literally you in weapon form as it incorporates different aspects to strengthen itself. It's why it is the most compatible with Shinra Banshou since it was designed with that in mind. You can argue that it's also Shinra Banshou in weapon form.

Kubikiribōchō needs to siphon something to grow and add to it's mass, Sugari doesn't. Also Sugrai can grow small in addition to becoming big, something that Kubikiribocho can't. It can only return to it's normal size after growing.


Anyway, most of the additions I gave were around since thread 2. I took the suggestions given to me by anons while thinking what would make the most sense for the blade based on it's canon abilities like being immensely durable and said to cut anything which is pretty generic for magic swords.


Let's list what Sugari no Ontachi can do so far.

>Freely can control it's size, volume and mass
>Can Shapeshift due to it's elasticity including apply additional effects such as stretching, contracting and bending
>Can produce a strong chakra barrier like Chakra Armor/Tekko Gauntlet can make
>Can drain and exchange chakra with others after modifying the original core of one of the chakra armor
>Can repair itself through chakra
>Can use Shinra Banshou's abilities naturally although it's far stronger when serving as an outlet for the actual Jutsu
>Has the same capabilities as a chakra blade.

The Tech boys are currently trying to refine the siphoning to allow for liquefying nd solidifying any it touches since they couldn't fully replicate it

And remind you that this is still in the prototype stage.

I'm not doing any of this out of pleasing anyone. I strongly believe that this is just the natural evolution these weapons would take based on how they were created or altered. If anyone got problems or suggestions about it then come at me. I'll listen to them.
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>>3610676
>Freely can control it's size, volume and mass
>Can Shapeshift due to it's elasticity including apply additional effects such as stretching, contracting and bending
>Can produce a strong chakra barrier like Chakra Armor/Tekko Gauntlet can make
>Can drain and exchange chakra with others after modifying the original core of one of the chakra armor
>Can repair itself through chakra
>Can use Shinra Banshou's abilities naturally although it's far stronger when serving as an outlet for the actual Jutsu
>Has the same capabilities as a chakra blade.
That’d been nice to know earlier. We really need more clarity on what our unique abilities and equipment do.
>>3610614
It’s an interesting character trait that’s interesting to deal with but does limit how useful the sword is.
Half the fun of this quest it working within the limitations of our abilities.
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>>3610676
Damn. Screw Kubikiribocho, why aren't we using Sugari no Ontachi all the time?
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>>3610720

Yeah I'm thinking of bullet pointing them on the pastebin or transition on using a google doc for all of this. That's partially why I haven't posted a story update yet. In addition to deciding on describing the entire fight with Tenten vs Temari or squeeze in one to two more interaction pauses.
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jz6W_X9p957M2O6TzvBOqc0eR3Dz2WMpJOfN_8nOqKI/edit?usp=sharing Still working on it but here's the link for now.
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>>3610619

Might as well tell you Sasuke's Mangekyou is Kagutsuchi and Omoikane since it fits Sasuke regulating to the Amaterasu side while Itachi is Tsukuyomi
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>>3611195
If nothing else it feels better then "Lol Amaterasu but it's controllable". Don't spoil me on how you're gonna pull off the end result though, or whatever modifications you did with the original concept.
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>>3611222

Don't worry I'm not going to spoil what I have planned on handling Sasuke's eyes. Although I am also thinking of what to name Itachi's since based on his character he doesn't fit the hatred aspect to be wielding the flames of Amateratsu. Unless self-hatred counts which feels like bit of a cop out to me.
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>>3611259
[Spoiler]to be fair I think it does itachi always seemed to regret the life that he was forced into he didnt seem regretful but wished he could care for his brother rather then making his own brother despise his existence so I could buy the self hatred then again I also just like his eyes in the normal canon[/spoiler]
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>>3611259
Faux-Hatred. Tsukiyomi probably messes with the qualifications quite a bit in order to let that happen due to having to keep up a lie. In a sense you can't exactly control a lie like that either.
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>>3611278
>>3611281

Fair points, they're good enough to win me over. Got an idea how Madara's should work but naming it will be a bitch. Fugaki is on the maybe pile
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>>3611340
If you're going for giving Madara a Mangekyou I do suggest the name Moreya/Moriya if only due to his connection with Hashirama fitting well with the legend.
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>>3611259
Amateratsu shouldn’t even be a hatred thing considering the god it’s named for is the “mother of all that is good”. Seriously I question Kishimoto decision making on this shit.
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>>3611278
Hey sage dont wanna sound like an asshole or anything but what's the ETA on the matches dont want the quest to die
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>>3612096

I was going to post them later today once I finished updates but I can do them very soon. This weekend we're finishing the remaining matches and getting to that month long workout.
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>>3611442

Your guess is as good as mine. It's very asinine. The curse of hatred should've been a universal thing rather than the definite definition of the Uchiha's tragedy.

>>3611410

Got any suggestion for Fugaki?
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>>3612162
You mean Fugaku? Since the reason for that formed was due to the horrors of war it's probably good to go with Futsunushi or Takemikazuchi. As they apparently subdued Amatsu-Mikaboshi, it's probably reasonable that a technique named after either of those two could potentially control the Nine-Tails.
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>>3608332
>>3608382
>>3608392
>>3608395

As Temari was now tied up by the steel wires Tenten continued her attack. The torrent of steel dance violently under Tenten’s control. Each one of the countless projectiles swarmed a different side on the tide up wind specialist. Tenten who was naturally a mastered marksman took full advantage of using the rain of steel to hide her real attack. Several of the Kunais in the flurry were super charge with chakra. Those Kunais in particular were directed towards going to Temari’s blind spot.

With your cat-like senses working hard you could tell precisely what Tenten was planning with this attack. Actually it shouldn’t be all that surprising given that she and Neji sparred daily. Having to deal with the absolute defense of Neji certainly did a number on greatly improving Tenten’s creativity. However, even with that in mind, Temari wasn’t going to make this easy for Tenten either. You soon saw chakra begin to gather around Temari just moments before the attack lands.

“Manipulated Tools: One Thousand Blades Attack” With one fierce tug Tenten slams her barrage of projectiles in a blinding light. With the use of the wires she was able to speed up the already devastating onslaught of raining steel to be even more deadly. When the smoke cleared however, there was a single figure standing in the distance now surrounded in a vortex of wind.

“Wind Style: Air Current Wild Dance” Temari said, now wrapped in a veil of air currents as circulates around her body in constant motion. Not only did the projectiles failed to hit their target but the wires that were holding Temari down were now sliced of from her body. This left the arena currently littered with countless steel projectiles.

Tenten could only whistle in response while already pulling out the next wave of string. It seems like at the second Temari redirected the raining shower of steel into harmlessly missing Temari. She wasn’t kidding that she was a Wind Release specialist. Be that as it may, it seems that it took a lot of effort for Temari to keep her wind in control considering she had to produce it herself rather than normally use the air currents around her.

“Sorry to disappoint. But I don’t plan on leaving this stage quite this soon. “Temari remarked, pulling out her fan now that she deemed it too dangerous to continue with her previous movements.

“Too be honest I was kind of hoping it wasn’t. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to show my stuff or have any fun.” Tenten said, sticking her tongue out as she summons what appears to be a rather large bo staff into her hand.
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>>3610977
>The forcibly release of chakra
Is grammatically incorrect. It should be
>The forcible release of chakra
OR
>Forcibly releasing chakra
BUT you can change the phrase
>By forcibly controlling the flow of chakra and accelerating it extensively
TO
>By enhancing the flow of chakra
Without losing much meaning.
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Start planing your month long training session. I'm keeping to my word about finishing this preliminaries this weekend but computer setbacks is making it more of a chore than it honestly should be.

So forgive me if this seem unorthodox
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>>3613909
When is Tsunade showing up?
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>>3613928

Had assumed you wanted the entire month to yourself and Hiruzen for max bonding otherwise I'd have it set up being around the next day.
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>>3613934
I’m fine with that too.
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>>3613909
It would help to know who are we going to fight but I'm gonna suggest what I like the most anyways.
Since we have a month I say we should focus every week in one proficiency instead of the spread out way we've been doing so far
>1-Kenjutsu training
>2-Ninneko training
>3-Ninshu training
>4-Shinsei Mahachisu training
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>>3613975

The proctors don't reveal the match up until right up to the point you step up to the arena in order to make things fair/challenging.
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>>3613975
Not really interested in dedicating entire weeks like that because of how inefficient it is. We’re better off thinking of a focus for each day with the goal of achieving something like trying to apply nature transformation to Shinsei Mahachisu is better than just training it. But I think we should figure out Lightning nature since we are halfway there and Flying Thunder God could allow some gamebreaking bullshit if we figure it out and practice enough with it.
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>>3613986
didnt naruto know he was gonna fight neji though or am i misremembering?
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>>3613975
i agree with this though i would like to fuck with yin seal anima but thats up to everyone else
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>>3614012

No but he believed he would at some point or another. It only happened cause Kishi was pressed to end the finals quicker for more drama. I don't suffer such time constrains so there going to be more tournament fights for the finals, but it'll still be smoother than the preliminaries. Or at least I hope so.
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>>3614015
It’s poor application of training time though. We should be dedicating a focus to each day then figure out how to get the most out of that which we are focusing on.
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>>3614033
Yes but that would also grind the pacing to a halt. Choosing a focus for a week is inefficient but maybe we could choose goals that we want and Sage could give us how long it will take to accomplish?
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>>3613909
I want a week minimum with Hiruzen, it's about time we learned the secret to the Shinra Banshō.
Another week for the obligatory Kenjutsu training, mixed with practicing Ninja Magnet Arts.
Third week is going to be a combination of Ninshu, Inner Sakura and Chakra Transference. Because of one simple fact I noticed on the google doc
>Now Possible to make new Techniques with it as the medium
As for right now, Shinsei Mahachisu is low priority in training. Yes it's powerful but you gotta remember that Sakura's strength is the variety of her toolkit. Not to mention we can control it whenever we would need it now.
As a result I vote for the fourth week to work on something I feel like will come in handy for the rest of the exams. Stamina.
Like seriously our Stamina stat is still listed as 1, it's about time we did something about it.
>>3613986
Yeah that would be unfair, so I get it.
>>3614008
Pseudo-Raikiri is great and all, but we didn't use Shinra Bansho to merge with the resulting plasma, we just incited some water molecules into causing natural electricity. Making Lightning Natured Chakra is fundamentally different.
>>3614015
NO GOD NO. The absolute most we should do is make sure our house isn't leaking. But trying to boost Yin: Anima is not worth it by any stretch of the imagination.
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Should also consider who you're bringing if you choose to bring anyone with you.

Naruto and Sasuke are off limits cause Jirairya and Kakashi are training them for the month.
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>>3614074
This is a good idea. Sage can give us a time management task and give us how many days it would take to train/expertiment with something to be able to get something out of it. Slightly Game-y but that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.
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>>3614033
Sure, it wasn't already ridiculous that we were able to get several breakthroughs in a week, now we are going to have Sage write 30 breakthoughs, one for each day. I don't see how spreading ourselves thin is efficient, several of our jutsus haven't gotten use. We haven't used Scorch Release since the land of Snow, our Genjutsus and Hair techniques never work. If we used our hyperfast development for shit that really works we could be way better.
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>>3614086
hey just a suggestion im not saying to rely on it or anything just stress test it we dont know when we might need it
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>>3614108
>We haven't used Scorch Release since the land of Snow
Chalk it up to a set of unfortunate circumstances that don't allow us to use it. Remember that it's a team based thing.
Naruto & Sasuke are probably learning how to do it without using Sakura's Chakra Control as a crutch too.
I pushed for hair techniques not because they're that effective on their own. Like seriously were they ever that effective in the actual anime?
But because hair techniques will be able to extend our battlefield manipulation shenanigans to ridiculous levels through Shinra Bansho and the more recent Ninja Magnet Arts. Have you seen how thin hair can be? You would need some ridiculous eyesight to see a thin strand of hair completely remodeling the battlefield.
>>3614087
So you're saying some bonding with Hayato during Kenjutsu training before his inevitable death? I'm down with that.
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>>3614127
Stress Testing something set up by our subconscious inner darkness is not only silly, but incredibly dangerous without guidance.
I could potentially agree with making a "Panic Button" that allows us to skim from the top of it to boost our techniques without entering stage 1. But I don't think Saigyou would agree with that for multiple reasons.
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My idea for training is to slightly break the system. Train up lightning nature, learn flying thunder god, figure out how to manipulate our brain signals which will allow for basic thought acceleration, then use Flying Thunder God to make that thought acceleration instantaneous. The idea here is that while electricity is fast it still has an effective speed limit while FTG has no speed limit because it’s teleportation. By using it like this we could perform millions of simulations in the timespan that Karin did hundreds but we can take it even further. By carefully applying genjutsu and/or fuinjutsu we can make an environment in our mind that perfectly simulates reality so we can practice our abilities and refine them to perfection as well as develop new ones but we still require physical conditioning.
>>3614108
We can’t and never could use Scorch Release. Also our variety in our tool kit is our greatest strength but that’s not what I’m pushing for. Also Sage needs to learn how to summarize better because he’s shit at it.
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>>3614155
Are you saying you want to use Flying Thunder God on our brain to think faster?
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>>3614140
yeah i could see that but we do have tsunade / hiruzen with us so maybe we can do something with it im just throwing out suggestions last thing i want is us getting hopped up on orochimaru juice it fucks with our head enough to think about joining him ideally i would like to use his own power against him
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>>3614155

Can't help but wonder if any of the other activate quests have their own not coach.

That said, you might as well list all the problems so on the theoretical chance I take a break to git gud I know where to start.
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>>3614166
Yes actually. It sound stupid until you realize that light is faster than electricity by a thousand fold and that we have started to struggle with some of those limits already.
>>3614169
We purified the seal though.
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>>3614155
That's one way to develop brain damage. We have no idea what sort of consequences skipping the transmits can do to a brain. Not to mention that isn't how Flying Thunder God works.
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>>3614199
Probably brain damage at best, teleporting our brain out of our skull at worst.
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>>3614188
Just distill it to it’s essence no need for lengthy posts about everything we did how much training we did. As a general rule players would rather read about character interaction and plot progression then all the grinding we did but there are exception weirdos.
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>>3614215
>>3614199
I agree, it’s dangerous but also broken it pulled off though you have to keep in mind that FTG’s limits makes it much less likely to hurt us. It needs a clear start point and end point to lock on to in order to work and the size of what it teleport can be adjusted.
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>>3614219
I like character interaction, plot progression AND grinding. We've had a lot of character interaction the last few posts, so I'm fine with either of the other two.
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>>3614268
Weirdo though I get what you are saying but character interaction and plot progression go hand in hand. But grinding is hard to make interesting unless you are good at descriptive text. You might as well just state was being done and what was accomplished in a couple of sentences for each day at most.
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>>3614409
Pretty much the entire preliminaries have been lots of character interaction but glacial plot progression. They don't always go hand in hand.
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>>3614155

Going to need you to explain how you're going to make that doable since FTG is restricted mainly by the seal for it's instantaneous teleportation points.

>>3614197

Purified yes but still got that pesky Jugo enzyme which was the primarily reason why you went insane.
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>>3614422 #
It sets up subplots actually especially the Neji/Hinata and Gaara/Lee fights though a lot of that usually is glossed over by sage. I meant to say that they “tend” to go together but yeah the main plot is crawling along.
>>3614442 #
>Going to need you to explain how you're going to make that doable since FTG is restricted mainly by the seal for it's instantaneous teleportation points.
We could in theory replace the need for the seals by using the synapses on the neurons and teleport the signal to the receiver synapse since electrons are physical particles (as a matter of fact electrons are what determine an objects physical properties). The main hurdle is actually pathfinding since this would add another dimension to our brain that we would have to learn to use.
Forgot to delete some parts before posting.
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>>3614442
I assume that jugo enzyme makes us lose some form of control when we use anima
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>>3614560
https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/J%C5%ABgo%27s_Clan
Lose control is a bit of understatement there mate.
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>>3614575
Oh shit that's cool man us angry is almost as scary as naruto angry
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>>3614560

You would be right. Master it then you'd be no different than Kabuto who did just that.

>>3614548

These last four matches are the most plot oriented due to that fact. I mainly tried to summarize the previous fights outside your own mainly to speed things up and give hints of what your rivals are capable of.

That said even with the divergence, the match set ups are mainly the same because they hold the most plot and character development for those involved. That's why it's taking a little while longer to write it without it being a straight one to one copy to the original otherwise there would be no point to not summarize it completely.
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>>3614603
Understandable I'm curious about how with how since hinata and naruto are closer how pissed he's actually gonna get considering how badly hinata gets fucked up also kabuto has the mark now too shit that's bad
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>>3614616

Close enough to be considered childhood friends, not romantically involved but Hinata does admire Naruto because of his ideals and unwillingness to give up when nobody wants to believe in him.
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>>3614616
He probably will be not as hard on Hinata since we’re around, the problem is going to be Naruto egging her to fight harder than she is capable of. Like fuck sakes Naruto not everyone is as tough as you are. Also I wonder if Neji is going to be a victim of Hyuga Clan propaganda or something because his canon beliefs (while right) are stupid in how he gets them.
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>>3614652

Neji is going to be one with the hardest emotional turmoil to deal within his fight.

1.Neji
2.Sasuke
3. Naruto& Gaara

on the boys side, if I mention the girls it'd be a bigger spoiler.
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>>3614675
No Lee?
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>>3614693
I want Lee to surpass his status as 'Guy lite' this time. Give the kid some kind of break. Maybe don't cripple him so he can spend his time being active and training.
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>>3614693

He's 4th. Really he's the most stable out of the boys, it's just his dream that makes him do something that's truly stupid as Saigyo would put it. Who knows, you might be able to get through to him in the match if you see it happen in real time. If you choose to do so however.
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>>3614708
Well Tsunade is around and we do have an ability that could help heal him.
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you lot still have time but it would be nice if the newer people would also decide to vote how the month long training arc will go.

I'll even give estimates to how long you can focus on one task before requiring to switch like >>3614101
wanted.
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>>3614786
Okay I’ll try to list some stuff
Applying Nature transformation to Shinsei Mahachisu
Learning more Nature transformations
Improving our shaping transformation to perfectly handle Shinsei Mahachisu
Improving our speed to the point we can keep up with Tenten in a race
Getting good at manipulating objects remotely using chakra threads
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>>3614087
I think we should bring fuu to train with us get that big sister feel up
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>>3614786
Wait how much testing would it take to get enough data to completely reverse engineer the Chakra armor?
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>>3614809

>Applying Nature transformation to Shinsei Mahachisu

Two to four days depending if that's the only thing you're doing.

>Learning more Nature transformations

You can probably learn just the basics at best if you try to really be flexible with it. Otherwise if you do something like Sasuke and focus on learning one big elemental jutsu with Shinran Banshou it'll take around 2 weeks to pull it off.

It's sort of like Aang from avatar with his elemental training. Just cause you know it and can apply it practically doesn't mean you're at the same realm of someone who committed years to master it right down to the fundamentals. Really your Shinra Banshou and your chakra control alongside your intelligence is what making this growth possible in the first place.

>Improving our shaping transformation to perfectly handle Shinsei Mahachisu

Three to four days depending on what you do, if you go madman you can get it done in two.

>Improving our speed to the point we can keep up with Tenten in a race

One week if you micromanage it, otherwise put yourself through 3-4 days of hell to boost your speed.

>Getting good at manipulating objects remotely using chakra threads

one to two days given your chakra control skills.
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>>3614816

Extensive, the main issue that is keeping them from truly reverse engineering the armor is it's crucial flaw. They don't just want the thing to malfunction when overloaded with chakra or colliding with another core. That's moronic.
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One thing I’ve been thinking of is using Fuinjutsu to quickly change clothes/armor.
Another is using Fuinjutsu to seal/suppress most of our abilities involving chakra to temporarily improve/focus our potential in another area. Like sealing our ability to use Earth, Water, Fire, and Lightning Chakra to get good with Wind chakra.
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>>3614810
Yeah I'll support this big long training session with your little sister
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>>3614822
Alright how about...
Completing our Battle Sense training
Making long distance Lotus Light
Mastering our current Imitation Beast Arts and sensory skills
Getting Shinra Banshou Air Mode
Programing the Anima through self-brainwashing to fight decently and not kill indiscriminately
Absorbing Chakra through Chakra Threads
Using our 361 Tenketsu in Shinsei Mahachisu to make 361 Chakra Threads and become the Naruto!Doflamingo

Can we use Inner Sakura/Saigyo/Shadow Clones to train many things at once?
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>>3614895

Most of those can be done in 2-4 days depending on how far you push yourself to achieve it.

>Getting Shinra Banshou Air Mode
>Programing the Anima through self-brainwashing to fight decently and not kill indiscriminately
>Using our 361 Tenketsu in Shinsei Mahachisu to make 361 Chakra Threads and become the Naruto!Doflamingo

Now these will take much longer to do, especially that last one. You're essentially trying to be a sasori, but if it's only to release it in order to absorb other sources then it wouldn't be as bad as say trying to "puppeteer" people's movements.

Anima is a dangerous dark horse. The idea is possible but it's going to take some serious trial and error to pull it off.

You have gotten better at Shinra Banshou that you can start working on Air Mode, Especially if you have Hiruzen teach you how.
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>>3614895
no kenjutsu?
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>>3614909
It we started work on anima with hiruzen hypothetically how long would it take to try and manage it and make sure we dont go nuts using it
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>>3614914


With Hiruzen helping you, I imagine it would take it 3 days to reprogram it like you want it. Getting full control is a whole another story.
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>>3614910
What about kenjutsu? This is for achievable goals during training.
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>>3614895
Now that I think of it we can improve Inner Sakura too.
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>>3614924
Yeah achievable goal of using the sword against kin is something I want since she doesnt know about it element of surprise and all that she already knows about sugari but doesnt know about the other one man I'm just saying to give it a chance
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>>3614957
That’s not really an achievable goal since it isn’t really clear what you want. If it’s to hit than the sword won’t help much but speed training will (which is why I asked about that). If it’s to defend with the sword it’s a bit different but in that case you should just use Sugari no Ontachi.
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>>3614957
If we can't beat her without it, then she's so much better than us that it won't help anyway.
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>>3614976
My achievable goal is to wield the sword with no drawback much like how we have the weights I want us to be able to use it lightning fast and combine into our normal taijutsu maybe see if we can pour earth or water chakra into it for more cutting strength at most I'd like it to become an extension of our being instead of the liability you guys keep saying it is that way we're more inclined to use rather then sugari no otachi which kin has already seen and might make counter measures for
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>>3614984
We beat ino without shinsei , anima or a sword we've proven enough the minute kin breaks out her sharingan is the minute we drop any pretense of holding back
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>>3614990
While Kubikiribōchō is a good weapon it’s not a good weapon for Sakura in particular. And this is a tournament not a death battle so I’m inclined to use the weapon that is made for the stuff you are talking about. Seriously Sugari no Ontachi is a chakra blade so it’s best for channeling chakra but Water and Earth don’t add cutting power since that’s a Wind thing. Water and Earth are defensive when channeled.
>which kin has already seen and might make counter measures for
Any countermeasures that work for Sugari will work for Kubikiribōchō. Seriously anon didn’t read what the QM said?
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>>3614996
Kin has better physical ability compared to Ino and has access to Orochimaru.
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Kubikiribocho's only advantages it gives in a fight are it's ability to grow and mend itself, both of which require a source of iron most likely from blood. Sugari can do both without the need for iron, and has more abilities on top of that.
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>>3615001
I'm still gonna be inclined to train with it I think its it's a good weapon for us and I know that one red anon agrees with me we're gonna pull some red queen / rebellion shit with it just you see
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>>3615001
>>3615004
How is it not a good weapon for Sakura? She has superstrength and a murderous alter ego, who's better to wield it from all the people we know. Let's double team Kin with Saigyo, since she's Orochimaru's lab rat she can survive losing a limb or two.
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>>3615019
I was thinking more like cripple an arm not lose a limb we cant do that I think that's against the rules but we can break limbs kankuro broke everything but that dudes neck
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>>3615011
So you’re going to try to force us to turn into a demon? Because that isn’t a weapon for peaceful tournament bout much less a person against killing and Sugari is better for all stuff you were pushing for. If you really want to catch Kin off guard you’d go for the Tekko Gauntlet since we haven’t used those.
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>>3615019
>how is the girl that never kills name fit for a weapon meant for killing
Also while >>3615027 is a little unreasonable he’s right. We can’t go around doing permanent damage intentionally in a tournament. On the battlefield is a different but you guys can’t keep it in your fucking pants until Konoha Crush is in full swing can you?
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>>3615036
I'm a sucker for cool shit man I'll agree to Tekko but I still want to use it against her also who's to say that will be the last time we fight her she starts some shit during konoha crush I'm not saying full demon but as much as I have a murder boner I'd like to hold off killing her until it becomes a me or her scenario if she starts some shit during konoha crush and we gotta amputate some arms I'm not against it
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>>3615036
>How could a person trained to kill use a weapon meant for killing
It's beyond me how you people say this shit so condescendingly when even the narrative mocks this naivety. Anyways, evil people are evil and deserve anything that comes their way, the sooner we understand this the better.
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>>3615102
Evil people are evil and deserve anything that comes their way, but going out of our way to kill is evil.
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>>3614810
Yeah consider me the 3rd person to support fuu for the month long training session
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>People are actually suggesting going for delimbing strategies
I just want the Kubikiribocho to safely channel our Ninja Magnet Arts. Is that so much to ask?
>>3614810
>>3615295
Fuu's a pretty good choice for a training partner. But what should we specifically go for with her?
>>3614909
I would definitely go with figuring out Air Mode out of these three big projects. But I do wonder about the ability to basically skim off the top of our Anima Seal to enhance our nature releases without accidentally activating Stage 1.
How long would it take to boost our Stamina stat?
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>>3615306

Your stats will change by the end of the month since the second databook is representative of the chuunin exams finals to the valley of the end. But if you want to boost it solely then 3-6 days depending on how you do it.

Anima is real hard but I would say 3-4 days to mostly get it done.
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>>3615036
>>3615085
>>3615102
>>3615155

If you're going to kill evil people, at least be 100% sure they're evil.
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>>3614895


You can use clones/Inner Sakura/Saigyo to train many things but don't think I haven't established balancing methods as to why the whole hyperbolic time chamber clone training just doesn't work or at least is a serious danger to one's health.

Using clones like that share everything. The knowledge, the experience, the fatigue and strain. Even with concepts such as healing factors or a really strong physique doesn't fully mitigate the process. Shadow Clones are really the textbook definition of a double edged sword due to just how valuable they are but the risk they carry keeps it from being so spread out.
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we have two swords when Saigyo is out why not give her Kubikiribōchō
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Alright. I finalized my version of the month plan given our general unlocks seem to be 2-4 days.
>6 Days training with Hiruzen (Shinra Banshou, Unlocking Air Mode and maybe some trick and tips from the Hokage himself on how to use the jutsu to it's maximum potential. Some Earth Release training and maybe how to use the Shinra Banshou through our hair as a project on the side.)
>6 Days training with Hayate (Kenjutsu and Battle Sense training. Maybe a chance to develop our own version of the Dance of the Crescent Moon. Not sure if this version of Hayate knows any special tricks to improve our ability to use Chakra Flow but if he does he can help with that as well.)
>6 Days training with Fu (Solidifying our grasp on Water Release and a good chance to train our Imitation Beast Arts. I'm not 100% sure on what else we can train on alongside her though, maybe someone else has a idea.)
>6 Days Solo/Inner Sakura/Saigyou training (Ninshuu, Chakra Transference and Chakra Control training. Perfecting our Shinsei Mahachisu control. Sprinkle in some Fuinjutsu studying just in case we'll need to figure out how to use leech some Chakra out of Anima safely or reprogram it to make sure it doesn't cause us to go on a rampage later. For emergencies of course.)
The rest of the days are reserved for either patching up something we're missing or having a few break days to not wear ourselves out before the finals. If we can reasonably use the rest of the days for something it would be to figure out how to apply nature transformation to Shinsei Mahachisu.
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>>3615878
Maybe some stamina training with Fu?
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>>3615884
Yeah I have been pushing that haven't I? That would be good.
Before anyone says something about lolspeed, I feel like we're gonna be developing that during our training with Hayate.
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>>3615896
Double down on speed and we might be able to blitz Kin.
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>>3615993
We're not at the part of Naruto where Speed is the god stat. So while useful I felt like setting it up that it would increase as a byproduct of some of our training was more efficient.
Heck if anything this setup is designed to make up for the lack of speed by training our battle sense and not depend on the Imitiation Beast Arts for it.
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>>3616027

If anything training your reflexes to dodge speed blitzers in the future may be more efficient for a strength/con build like you.

That or being too dense to be broken through and those blows bouncing off of your rock hards abs like the plebeians they are.
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>>3616027
Yeah, but lolspeed.
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>>3616053
So what you're saying is... we should train for cat-like reflexes?
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>>3616063

honing your reflex + Shinsei Machishu is one hell of a trick, hell Imitation Beast Arts enhanced honed reflex is no laughing matter.

So yes, embrace your cat destiny. Be the pussycat
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>>3616063
Or double down on the no selling master race. But we're such blatant minmaxers that we can probably combine said strategies. Using our Reflexes to dodge the Super strong hits and just tanking the weak ones.
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>>3616069
Purrrrrfect.
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I like how nobody is arguing over the shadow clone-ish training method. Maybe there is limits for minmaxers's morality/logic after all.
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>>3616108
I only restricted it to six days and had break days ready for a reason, alongside the lack of anything overly strenuous.
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>>3616108
I've seen enough "Godlike!Naruto" fanfics to know where that road leads.
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>>3616129
I'm curious, as much as I know the trashy RP scene I'm a bit lost on the full on fanfic side. What sort of results come from those fics?
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>>3616330
Imagine tens of thousands of shadow clones training non stop in some conveniently hidden location that one but Naruto knows exists while the plot (or lack thereof) goes on as normal with him occasionally stabbing a clone to download all their progress.
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>>3616350

Yeah no, that should put him in a near permanent comatose state. And that's if he's lucky.
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>>3616358
B-but, he's the Nine Tails Jinchuuriki and the main character! He's super smart and everyone else is a big idiot for not abusing shadow clones for everything they do!
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>>3615412
Okay, so we mitigate the risks by using It smartly. We have both Sakura's spend a nice day reading two books on two similar or different subjects. We learn two timeslots worth of techniques or jutsu theory while we passively get used to the strain of sustaining a clone over a long period of time, doing zero physical activity and still gaining a benefit from the experience.

We only start doing physical training or multi-jutsu training far down the line, when we've got even better control and a higher chakra pool. This Is a good starting point.
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>>3616383

All joking aside there's a reason why Kishi never uses the training again. It's far too unbelievably stupid to justify even with muh uzumaki constitution and shonen protagonist power. Now that's not to say using things Shadow clones to speed up training isn't a bad thing. But it's a big risk vs reward kind of thing especially with how many clones you make. Logically most people should get by with only 1-2 and do it in moderation. Even by just doing that you make BIG jumps than you would normally.

Really the sensible thing is just to make Jiraiya succeed in training Naruto properly. And have him still train off screen until the plot needs us to see it.

Course I'm also debating if physical experience should count in what can be transferred but that also opens up receiving physical strain and a deeper sensation of experiencing pain if going by that logic.
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>>3616396
I'd say physical changes to clones don't transfer to the original. If they do, then injuries should as well, which they clearly don't.
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>>3616396
I'd say it should apply to knowledge and muscle memory. Actually getting buff with it would be dangerous and stupid.
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>>3616396
The fact that he never used it after kakuzu and Hidan still baffels Me
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>>3615878
>>3615884
>>3615896
Fu is one of the strongest character besides Sakura. Some solid strength training would be good. If you want to use Shinsei Mahachisu to its fullest you’ll eventually have to learn to apply elemental natures each of which will have different effect.
https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/elemental-chakra-modes/
If you want to train to go fast then you should probably hang out with Tenten if she loses.
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>>3616417
We got strength ups like crazy right now, fixing our one point of stamina is more relevant then a strength focus.
As for the Shinsei Mahachisu elemental nature application, putting down the groundwork first on making sure Shinsei Mahachisu was as efficient as possible was more relevant at the current point in time, thus why I made that project that we would work on if our training went smoothly enough not to need too many breaks.
If my plan plays out correctly we won't just have a single Elemental Shinsei Mahachisu, but two!
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>>3616468
Stamina and Chakra are practically the same thing.
But Water Shinsei Mahachisu isn’t going to be very useful compared to Earth Shinsei Mahachisu considering we’ll be fighting on dry land most of the time.
>Earth Release Chakra Mode – This flows earth chakra throughout the body to harden their skin, muscle and bones to a level of toughness greater than diamonds. It raises their defensive capabilities to the absolute limit that makes them practically invulnerable to harm while the hardness of their body makes any physical attack they unleash far more dangerous to their enemies. Other chakra modes may increase one’s defenses but this jutsu is the closest to being unbreakable.

>Water Release Chakra Mode – This flows water chakra throughout the body to surround them in a layer of water. This can be shaped to aid them in combat such shields to block incoming attacks, lances to pierce through objects and other such shapes. Any water lost is immediately replenished, it doesn’t restrict their movements or breathing and underwater allows one can move as if flying, making them faster than any swimmer.

Though Lightning and Wind have the potential to be more useful.
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>>3616484
Shouldnt we work on better chakra reserves to keep those up for longer?
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>>3616484
Lightning and Wind would also in my opinion take a bit too long to apply to Shinsei Mahachisu in a proper fashion without wasting a good chunk of our training time. If anything this sets us up for readying those two later.
Remember, we're playing as Miss Fundamentals, skimping out on something just because it seems miniscule at first glance is rather silly.
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>>3616496
We can barely handle the chakra we currently have. That why despite having enough chakra for Sage mode we can’t actually use Sage mode, our body can’t handle the reserves we currently and could potentially permanently harm us if we aren’t careful.
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>>3616484

Water Release Chakra mode should be more fluid even on land given the water vapors in the air. Allowing one to semi-fly/glide through them thus improving their speed and maneuverability. Skating on land should also be a possibility.

Still thinking on what to add for fire. Maybe mirages due to the heat?
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>>3616523
>Maybe mirages due to the heat?
Might be a good idea since fire lacks a lot of utility and often does nothing offense-wise in canon (like seriously it’s fucking fire). Lightning should definitely have some stabbing ability.
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>>3616523
Fire Chakra Mode is probably the most dangerous, to both the user and opponent. It probably doesn't have any inherent defensive properties but it'll keep the user going for much much longer then they probably should. Heat Mirages are also a possibility though.
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>>3616542
All of them should have defensive properties though. It would defeat part of the point of fucking using a chakra mode.
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>>3616515
So shouldnt we work on that instead then to mitigate the damage to our body
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>>3616565
Yet at the same time it needs to be in the theme of fire. Literally the only defensive thing that I can think of that wouldn't be heat mirages is regeneration, but there are many other ways to pull that off. So I just went with the idea of just continuously getting up and moving no matter how injured you were.
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>>3616567
Acclimating to our new chakra reserves is going to take the entire canon timeskip unless Hiruzen or Tsunade have some sort of bullshit that will help us through that. The most we can do for now is improve chakra control.
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>>3616666
Guess my plan is hitting as many mark as possible then Stan. Unless you somehow come up with a better one.
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I personally think we should get use to using the gauntlets since they will shutdown most of Kin’s advantages over us.
>Chakra Tekkō Gauntlets
>Can produce strong barriers that repel against attacks while shielding the user from potential Jutsu based assaults such as Ninjutsu and Genjutsu. Has a strong stress limit before requiring time to cool off and recharge. Can’t be used while the amplification effect is active.
>Can temporarily amplify and strengthen the characteristic of any Jutsu used by the caster. Has a short time limit before requiring time to cool off and recharge. Can’t be used while the barrier effect is active.
>Can boost Chakra draining techniques as well as passively drain chakra and store it inside the gauntlets. This chakra can be transferred to the user or others through physical contact.
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I must say, I’ve been brushing up on Japanese mythology and the Tengu are really interesting. Kind of sad that Kishimoto only made references to Japanese myths and folklore instead of fully embracing it.
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>>3616536

Blame censorship. Wind, Earth and Water don't have to deal with that and even Lightning has a better chance of getting the kill than fire. Happens almost all the time in media.

>>3616579
>>3616542

Not everyone has regenerative properties like you so I think there's merit to combining both ideas like fast recovery to further go than they should as they're burning themselves out like a flame.

And I think I will go with heat mirages.
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RIP getting the prelims done over the weekend
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Update when?
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sage died damn
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I'm not dead. I'm working on the final matches. That said, have you guys finalized your month long training plans yet?
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>>3619055
for the most part yeah i think we've agreed on bringing fuu along and i know they made some extensive plans in regards to other shit to test out i'm still hoping we get some more kenjutsu practice done
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>>3619055
I'm still thinking about it but I think >>3615878
mostly has the right idea, power through training and leave a day for rest.
Something I definitely want done is mastering Shinsei Mahachisu, applying nature transformation to it and using Lotus Light at long distances in a week. Then training with Hiruzen is a given, at least a week to minimize the Chakra usage of Shinra Banshou and perfecting the Aqua mode. Then we can get done our Battle sense training in four days without much pressure and whatever comes after it's up in the air but I'd leave Water Nature Transformation for later and focus on our sensory skills, reflexes and Beast Imitation Arts, those are life savers. And sensory skills are Kin's specialty so we should be at the top of our game too.
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>>3619198
One of the reasons I didn't go for Lotus Light distance extension is simply the fact it's a really low priority project when it comes to the finals.
I don't see the reason to perfect Aqua mode but not improve our Water Release, it's not like we're gonna be fighting in a place with easily accessible water any time soon so not having a quick source of it outside of our waterskin is silly.
By the way, looking up Hayate >>3615878 his Ninjutsu stat is 4 according to the Databook. It wouldn't be unreasonable if they could teach us a thing or two on how to use Chakra Flow.
I may or may not want to enhance a big Kubikiribōchō with some Earth Chakra for a good smack.
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>>3619305
Earth chakra flow does little for offense.
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>>3619305
Oh, my idea for the lotus light training is a bit of metagaming, I figured since the Crush is coming and there's gonna be many things happening at once at many places then being able to teleport around would let us do more things maybe even save Hiruzen?
About the waterskin, it lets us go through hits and we are gonna train Shinra Bashou anyways so might as well.
Yeah, good luck with getting people to vote for using it, we can punch through steel and shit but using a big sword is where we draw the line apparently.
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>>3619347
Because we have a smaller sword that can also get bigger and is better in every way without people coming to steal it the moment they hear about it.
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>>3619305
you got my vote and im sure a couple anons agree with using the massive fuck off blade
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>>3619406
Otachi requires Chakra, Kubikiribōchō requires Matter.

>>3619347
I honestly don't get people that don't think we can use both swords since despite the overlap they can clearly be used for different things.
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>>3619440
Said matter is usually from blood, which is rather useless if we can't hit someone or don't want to risk killing them. Chakra is easier to supply even if it is more limited.
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>>3619440
Also, neither of them require such things to use, only their abilities. Both can be used as ordinary swords without the need for resources, the difference being that one of them isn't a target on our back.
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>>3619487
>one of them isn't a target on our back.
not one person has come for the sword and nobody even knows we have it and if people really wanted that'd be risking some political back lash dude especially if they're from the mist tone down the paranoia man
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>>3619536
Obviously no one will know we have the sword we never show or use. That's the point. Not once have we had legitimate reason to unseal it, so we haven't.
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>>3619536
Did you miss the part where the fags that obsess over the sword have openly said they want to use the sword in the tournament, in front of a crowd of thousands, all from various different nations. I think his paranoia is kind of fucking warranted in that situation. Also Konoha Crush will fuck up the village hard and the other villages aren’t above shit like kidnapping Hinata by using a ambassador, then threaten war when that ambassador rightfully gets killed.
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>>3619637
I just like the idea of using it and Shinra Bansho. Basically spike all the metal of our body and make them bleed. Any taijutsu hits they tag us with gets negated and heals us. Probably a better way to go about it though.
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>>3619909
We have regen and chakra stealing both of which are amplified by our gauntlets. Hell if we just focus on Chakra Control and Chakra Synchronization for the next few weeks we might be ready to take on an army.
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>>3619977
As far as I was aware the regen stacked. I don't know much about Nart in general though, I'm just here to lurk. We don't have to use it in the exams but we did say we'd take it and use it to honor their memory. We should at least do something with it.
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>>3620023
IC Sakura is also against killing or maiming people and using the meat cleaver is counterproductive to that. Also never been for the sword so there’s no “we” there as far as I can tell.
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>>3620055
It's always we anon. Even when the vote doesn't go the way you want. We're all playing the one character. If you're so against it find a proper IC send off. I doubt that our naive idealist will just throw it away or keep it in storage forever.
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>>3620103
Fuck off with this “we” bullshit. Being dragged along by someone else dumb shit does not make me even partially for that dumb shit. Also “us” playing a character is incorrect and a common misconception newfags make about questing. We don’t play a character, we just suggest potential directions the story could take and the QM uses that input to progress the story.
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>>3620313
Man who pissed in your cereal anon? Coming out pretty strong for no particular reason.
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>>3620313
>Fuck off with this “we” bullshit.
dude just cause we're not doing the decisions you want doesnt mean we're not all playing a character
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLWC1Lup6lc
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>>3620367
Self-insert bullshit is why Akun is such shithole and audience/QM not realizing the story is completely under the control of the QM and that the audience are just giving suggestions at the end of day often leads to people to not realizing how important discussion is to a quest. Even pointless discussion is more valuable than no discussion.
But I reiterated, you aren’t playing character, I’m not playing a character, “we” aren’t playing a character. We are just making suggestions. That’s all they are. It is the QM that decides what the character actually does and can at any time pick a suggestion the majority aren’t interested in. The counter to this is the QM needs to entertain the audience and keep them interested in the quest which is this “illusion of control” exists and is even more tenuous than in a video game or tabletop game since you aren’t directly in control.
So why does this all matter? Well for one I’ve seen plenty of QMs do perspective switches, openly limit players to “influencing” characters, outright veto actions (even if reasonable), dictate what is and isn’t in character, etc. All of which run counter to the idea that the audience “plays” as a character. That’s not even getting into how “collective” control isn’t really control.
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I heavily hate democracy since it’s one worst systems in existence especially since it’s used to unify people that hate each other’s guts for decision making.
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>>3620481
Geez who hurt you? If you hate somebody's guts, over a Naruto fanfic quest of all things, you may want to step back and reevaluate some things.

I'm not going to bother responding to any other points you made as there's no meaningful discussion to be had there.

Hope you have a good night bud.
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>>3620515
I think you misinterpreted what I said.
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“Well then I should respond to that declaration with one of my own. If you can’t defeat me before the Third Star of my fan is revealed. Then you will lose. So you better get serious if you don’t want that fortune to come true.” Upon saying that Temari opens up her giant fan to reveal the first star. Already the battle was escalating rather abruptly as both girls were starting to move past the introduction stage and start the “warm up.” Upon saying those words, it became even more fierce than before.

Wielding the Sansetsukon Tenten tries to close the distance between the two of them. Her speed while fast pales in comparison to Temari’s own speed. Being quick on the draw, Temari effectively kept Tenten from reaching her with her One Star state. In fact, Tenten had to use her Sannsetsukon through pole vaulting to barely avoid the full brunt of the giant cyclones coming from the giant fan. Impressive gymnastics aside neither fighters could directly land a hit on to one anothr.

You find yourself on the edge of your seat watching this fight between elites. Both girls were older and more experienced compared to you so this was a good learning experience. Therefore, you kept your mouth shut while Naruto was asking Shikamaru and Sasuke who they think they were going to wind. Sasuke and Shikamaru picked a rather logical reason why each girl they believed would win the fight. Something that you personally found boring but you didn’t refute considering you were still torn on who to cheer for. That’s when Hinata gave a rather interesting answer upon being asked on her opinion.

“It’s Temari” Hinata politely yet bluntly uttered. It was rather unexpected from the soft-spoken and cheerful former heiress. One would naturally expect her to be on Naruto’s side since picked Tenten for superficial reason. Leaving Shikamaru the only one to actually rationalize it.

“What do you mean by that? I thought you of all people would naturally believe in Temari without question.” Naruto asked with mild concern. You almost lung from the rail to defend Hinata but Hinata continued to surprise you by keeping her wits together despite in Naruto’s presence.

“I know Tenten is strong, incredibly so just like the rest of Team Gai. However, if they are to be considered the elites of Konoha then it’s safe to expect that the Sand Trio are the very best that Sunagakure has produced for this Chunin exam run. Judging by this fight so far they’re evenly matched. However…” Hinata said, showing a rather worried look as she continue to watch the game of tag between Temari and Tenten.

“However what? It sounds like you already deduced the reason why Temari has the greater chance of victory. “Sasuke asked, raising an eyebrow as he’s now curious to what Hinata has to say. Shikamaru was equally curious but reframed from actually showing it. Heck you were also in the same boat since this was rather new for Hinata.
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“Despite being evenly matched…Tenten has the greater disadvantage here. I’ll explain by first breaking down the five elements. Fire Release has the most overall offensive power while Earth Release is the same when it comes to defensives. Lightning Release is the fastest and Water Releaseis the most versatile. Leaving Wind Release to be the most flexible and adaptive of the Five Basic Chakra Natures. Tenten specializes in being able to switch between Close to Long Range attacks with her forte typically staying around mid-range. If it was anyone else it’d be a remarkable strength to deal with. Unfortunately, Temari has the perfect counter to it.”

“Wind Release…” You muttered sorrowfully, having come to the conclusion at the same time as Shikamaru and Sasuke if not a bit quicker. Naruto took the longest to realize it despite being a Wind Release user himself.

“Yes…Wind Style is the rarest of the five basic elements but that just makes it more valuable. It is truly a favorable combat oriented style. It covers both Close and Mid-Range fights in addition to being able to use the currents to. Basically the enemy is already at a disadvantage in terms of a range but a Wind Release specialist is capable of redirecting their attack right back at them especially if its projectile based.”Hinata continued her explanation, showing off her analytical skills beautifully. The rest of you continued to keep quiet to listen to Hinata’s reasons further.

“It’s sort of like Sakura’s battlefield control tactics with her Earth Release. Unlike Earth, Wind Release controls the sky and unless your attack is either too fast or too strong to be influenced in time. Chances are it’ll be redirected away or worse sent right back at you. It’s one of the reason why it’s best at being the most combat orientated Nature Element. It may not be as fluid as water but its freeform style and control is what gives way to its own versatility. Combined with the sheer cutting power and almost complete invisibility. Then you’ll have a truly dangerous adversary to deal with.”

“Wind Release really does sound amazing doesn’t it?” Naruto smiled, acting rather coy at hearing all the stuff that previously flew under the radar for him.

“The fact that an idiot like you has that sort of power really seems unfair.” Sasuke sighed, already he was showing signs of disfavored over having to deal with such incompetence. A fact that has Naruto raging as you stepped in to stop Naruto from lashing out so that Hinata can continue.

“Here I thought his skills with the shadow clones were bad enough. No wonder why Asuma had to also come along and teach Naruto how to use wind style.” Shikammaru remarked as he recall those times where Naruto was receiving t