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.Thread Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Sakura%20Haruno%20QuestNinja Info Profile: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jz6W_X9p957M2O6TzvBOqc0eR3Dz2WMpJOfN_8nOqKI/edit?usp=sharing
>>3629659No Recap no Jutsu needed for the bouts but here's the current score.Current Victors of the Preliminaries of the Third and Final Phase of the Chunin ExamsShikamaru Naru vs Karin Uzumaki [Winner Shikamaru]Zaku Abumi vs Orobo [Winner Zaku]Misumi Tsurugi vs. Kankurō [Winner Kankuro]Shino Aburame vs Mubi [Winner Shino]Kin Tsuchi vs Chōji Akimichi [Winner Kin]Sakura Haruno vs Ino Yamanaka [Winner Sakura]Sasuke Uchiha vs Yoroi Akadō [Winner Sasuke]Dosu Kinuta vs Kagari [Winner Dosu]Temari vs Tenten [Winner Temari]Remaining MatchesHinata Hyuuga vs Neji HyuugaRock Lee vs GaaraKiba Inuzuka vs Naruto Uzumaki
Writing the Neji vs Hinata battle as we speak while dealing with a fierce storm. So on the off chance I'm out with internet, I think you guys should finalize or add on to your month long plans before the finals.Here's the suggestions so far. >>3613975>>3614086>>3614155>>3614809>>3614895>>3615306>>3615878>>3615884>>3616417>>3616468>>3619245
>>3629711I'll support the 6 day training session with a different partner each 6 days plan like i did in the last thread
Sage how long would it take us to achieve black Earth chakra?
>>3629907Honestly either learn Senjutsu or reach Stage two of Anima. Cause your normal chakra level is nowhere near the stage where you can brute force your way into pulling it off or know someone who can teach you such a skill like the Third Raikage.
>>3629953>Stage two of AnimaThat's one way to go full stupid.If anything though, my plan to train up Water, Earth and fix up our Chakra Control opens up another possibility outside of Blackened Earth.Though admittedly it's a ridiculous long shot.
>>3630008Considering one anon science his way to making a psuedo Chidori and science is what lead to Yang Chakra to reinforcing one's body to mimic graphene to push to 120%+ their muscular output, ridiculousness isn't as problematic.
>>3629953Is controlled stage 2 of anima an option?
>>3630048I mean considering what pulling this off would probably shock the modern ninja world, even if it's in a imperfect form. Then again considering theories in past threads it wouldn't be too far fetched for Sakura of all people to pull it off.>>3630051Short Answer: Jugo Enzyme's a helluva drug.
>>3630048Is it possible to stack Black Elements and Advanced Elements? Because have getting Black Steel jutsus sounds metal as fuck.
>>3630051Canon Sasuke and the Sound 5 managed to do it, so it's possible for you especially with your Ninshu training. Master it and you'll be one step closer to those Senjutsu training strats for Sage Mode
>>3630087Possible but tremendously difficult even with perfect chakra control. Again best bet is Senjutsu influenced forms or you find some way to hot wire Strength of a Hundred to pull it off.
>>3630089I'd be down if others are cool with Sage mode down the line never understood why only naruto got it anyway cat sage mode sounds cool as fuck
>>3630202Naruto was one of the only characters with the chakra amount required and he’s the title character.>>3630048I actually have an idea of how to pull off black element techs. Not going to be so easy though. Rather than trying to go directly for it we focus on a small amount and refine the chakra by cycling our and filtering out the chakra that does not meet the requirements then we seal it for later use.
>>3630202Sage Mode/Senjutsu down the line is fine, what I don't agree with is working on Anima without setting up the required safety measures.For the exam I also feel like that would take too much time, it's more of a long-term goal if anything else.
This looks fun.
>>3628232>>3628237>>3628333>>3628449>>3628609“Alright remember to try your best Hinata. We got your back so fight hard.” You quickly patted Hinata on the back with a smile. The shock of your slap was enough to snapped Hinata of her previous gloomy expression.“That’s right Hinata! Go on and beat that Neji and show off your cool Hyuuga Taijutsu. The final few matches should go out with a bang!” Naruto exclaimed, cheering the hardest out of all you much to your minor annoyance. “What the loser is saying is give it your all. Don’t let anything except your image of victory distract you.”Sasuke said, surprising everyone but you with how supportive he was being towards Hinata. “If you’re going to win then can you do it quickly? It’d be a drag if it drags out since I want to take a nap after the last two matches are done.” Shikamaru yawned, causing you to lower your eyes. Hinata ended up laughing a bit at the comedy skit between the four of you.“Thank you all of you. Don’t worry, I’ll won’t let any of you down.” Hinata gave a sincere smile before walking down. Might Guy would suddenly disappeared in order to reappear in front of his remaining team. You figured he was going to cheer for his student which you also wanted to do but Neji glance at you. Already putting two and two together before he simply nods at you as he walks down the stairs. Both fighters soon found their way on to the arena stage. “Out of all the people that I could have been chosen to do battle with. You were the one person who I didn’t want to do battle with….. Lady Hinata.” Neji remarked, folding his arms as he walked along towards the center of the arena.“Brother Neji….” Hinata murmurs, keeping her hands close to her chest as she made her way to facing Neji.“Before we begin the fight, I’d like to say a few words Lady Hinata.” Neji politely asked as Hayato nods at the request. All eyes then fall upon Hinata to see how she responds. “Okay, I’m listening.”Hinata nodded, sharing an equal amount of politeness to her older brother. Although they were actual cousins considering that their fathers were twins and Neji was adopted under her father's care he was practically a brother to her. “I request that you forfeit from this round. You’re not cut out to be a ninja. “A bold statement from Neji as everyone was caught off guard by the sudden statement. Well everyone except for Karin who was looking at the scene with a rather focused gaze. You weren’t sure about it but it’s felt a similar look to how Ino made when she was reading people’s thoughts. Quickly you turn your eyes back to Hinata who broke the silence by asking why Neji would suggest such a thing. Neji could only sigh at her before revealing his Byakugan without hand seals.
>>3630973“It is because you’re far too kind that you’re not suited for this occupation. Someone like you who tries to bring harmony to others and avoid conflict isn’t suited for battle. Persuasion and compromising can only do so much. A real fight isn’t something you can cleverly outmaneuver or willingly run away from it just because you don’t have it in you to fight. Let’s not forget the true reason why you’re here. You were only forced to become a kunoichi due to your former status as the next Hyuuga head. But you’re not the next in line, it is your sister Hanabi instead. So you’re no longer obligated to continue this farce Lady Hinata.” Despite the seriousness of his tone and the sight of his Byakugan. Neji continued to retain his politeness as he shows no hostility with his lecture towards Hinata. “B-But…” Hinata paused, trying her hardest to gather the strength to refute Neji’s words. “If you’re worried about what your father or your elders would say then don’t bother. You and I both know that man has abandoned and rejected you. He wouldn’t even bat an eye if you were to quit the role of a Kunoichi. There are more effective means for you to do as the Byakugan Princess in the political world than to continue doing something you’re not meant to do. Not to mention you’re still tramatized by the kidnapping from Kumogakure….the very same kidnapping that lead to my father’s death.”“…” Hinata froze up upon hearing those words. Despite being so young she was capable of recalling that entire day from memory. This was probably some sort of additional benefit from the Byakugan as those with dojutsu generally have strong memories. Unlike you who were just lucky to be born with good memory and sharp eyes. Worst of all you recalled the fact that Hinata once told you during solo training that she deeply feared that Neji blamed her for his father's death. You didn't believe Neji to be someone who could be so petty but it was a still reasonable fear considering Neji often kept his distance from Hinata and only doing what was necessary for her well being.“…” Hinata froze up upon hearing those words. Despite being so young she was capable of recalling that entire day from memory. This was probably some sort of additional benefit from the Byakugan as those with dojutsu generally have strong memories. Unlike you who were just lucky to be born with good memory and sharp eyes. “You used to have severe confidence issues brought on from that day and the burden of being the heiress. Almost to the point that I used to feel strong sense of inferiority in comparison to Hanabi who struggles to be a proud future leader. Unlike you she has great pride despite being so young. Unfortunately she’ll become arrogant and conceded if she continues down this path. Something that you blame yourself immensely for. All thanks to the weakness of your heart. " Neji bluntly remarked, furthering Hinata's guilt.
>>3630977“Despite showing progression in improving yourself its still doesn’t change the core issues that you’re hiding. You may be able to deceive everyone else, but you can’t deceive my pure eyes. “Neji said, focusing his eyes all on Hinata who was starting to pant deeply at the growing anxiety and stress. Everything Neji was saying was on point which only worsen the growing inner turmoil building up inside of Hinata. Naruto was starting to get upset while you, Sasuke and Shikamaru chose to keep quiet in order to figure out what Neji was trying to do. “Not only are you thinking about others over your own self-interest out of your own fears born from neglect and abandonment. Lady Hinata, it is foolishly naïve to continue down this half-hearted path. People can’t change no matter how you try. Countless people have attempted such acts but ultimately it’s fruitless. Though the leaves may change, the true essence of the tree does not. People cannot change who they are. That is reality. An unfortunate truth but the sooner you accept it the easier it’ll become living with it.” Neji said, hinting at some form of sympathy despite continuing to be blunt. “…Are you saying that the change that people seeks is only capable of surface value?” Hinata asked, trying to calm herself down but failing at it. “That is exactly what I am saying. From the moment they are born the type of personality or sense of self is already established. Pre-determined from the very start a person’s basic nature, the core sense of self cannot change. Much like one’s path in life. Everyone has a role best suited for them and they shouldn’t fight against it. That is the truth that lead to things like the existence of the branch family. For our only purpose is to serve and protect the main family. And no amount of wishful thinking can change that. So I repeat again. Give up being a ninja and forfeit the match.” Neji said, turning his face from Hinata as it was getting harder for him to look at the disastrous state his words currently left Hinata in. His eyes were focused on you personally, giving you a chance to look rather closely at his somber expression. “W-Why are you so adamant towards me not being a ninja? You didn’t show any signs of this when I graduated from the academy and placed on a squad.” Hinata argued, barely pulling herself out of her panic attack. She was still painting with her right hand clinching tightly against her chest. The anxiety was getting quite unbearable for her. “Originally I thought if you were to remain a genin then things would be fine. However that was just me being too credulous. The dangers still remained. We’re no longer in any war but it is only temporally. Just like the seasons our current state of peace can easily change before we even know it. Hearing the mission stories from some of my peers I soon came to this conclusion."
>>3630990“A failure will always be a failure. While in general terms of skills you are not a failure, in fact you would be a worthy enough heiress in another generation say a more peacefully times. It is your true nature that keeps whatever potential and skills you have from coming out to the surface. So in the eyes of the elders, it is no different from being born a failure. That is why it’s meaningless to continue lying to yourself. Because people cannot change is why differences are born. With these differences that many people adopted the quote “Not all men are created as equals” to justify their beliefs and reinforce their actions. “Neji continued to explain to Hinata the cold hard truth. Although his words were blunt and straightforward there was no malice towards Hinata. But knowing where Neji was coming from made it easier for you to realize the deep seated resentment and hatred Neji carries towards the elders and the system that created such discrimination and injustice. “…I-I just want to change. To become someone worthy of father’s attention and love…” Hinata muttered, holding both hands against her chest as she was on the verge of tears. Neji simply closed his eyes, forcing himself to keep going as it was almost over. “Stop trying to act strong Lady Hinata. You saw those previous battles. Many ninjas here would’ve ended up in dire conditions with death being the most likely outcome if this was a real battle. Despite the fact it’s a mere tournament….you shouldn’t be careless. Even now my Byakugan can see everything about you. Just like Ino Yamanaka and Sasuke Uchiha I can see everything clearly right down to the minute details. Compared to the Sharingan, the Byakugan’s power of insight is far greater. Though the hypnotic power is another story despite the fact the Byakugan can improve the range and effectiveness of Genjutsu. Those who mastered the Byakugan have been foretold to see even the flowing events of the future. As well as being able to see the fate of others. Regrettably compared to Ino my future sight isn’t as refined. But even with that in mind, I can see into a person’s very core. From my single gaze I can see everything relating to them like I’m reading a biography of their life. You should already know why I’m telling you this?” As Neji says this Hinata already gave a soft nod. She knew that even now Neji was trying to look out for her best interests since he didn’t like fighting people he deemed weak or unable to fight to their fullest. “Very good. I am telling you this because I don’t want to reveal what weaknesses and defense mechanisms you’ll reveal to me just to prove my foresight. I have no desire to humiliate someone like you. Nor do I want to fight you if I can avoid it. So I’ll ask you yet again to forfeit and put a stop to this. Nobody will think unsightly of you. So giv-“
>>3630996“Don’t give up! “Naruto cuts Neji off from finishing speaking. He had just reached the end of his rope in tolerating all of Neji’s blunt nitpicking and lectures. “Who are you to decide that a person can’t change?! Just because you say you can see everything clearly doesn’t mean you’re all knowing. So stop acting as if everything is set in stone! “Naruto yelled. As he looks at Neji with a glare Neji soon turns his head to meet him with a deep glare of his own. “Naruto Uzumaki. You shouldn’t talk so big. You’re the living proof of a loser will always be a loser. No matter how amazing or prestigious his background is. “ Neji smiled, striking quite a nerve on Naruto who you held back from jumping out from the balcony to fight Neji. He could take insults about himself but he wouldn’t wasn’t going to stand by at anyone insulting his friends or parents. “Did I stutter? Honestly you bring shame to the name Kushina Uzumaki and Minato Nami-““Brother Neji!” Hinata shouted, shocking everyone with her sudden cry. Even Neji would suddenly turn his attention back on Hinata who was showing a rather furious look on her face. Something that honestly you never saw Hinata make considering how passive she usually is. “…Thank you for looking out for me. Even though you’re filled with your own sorrow and pain, you chose to look after my best interest. But please…stop treating me like I’m incapable of making my own decisions. I know full well….the severity of the situation that being a ninja will bring. In fact…I’m pretty sure that if I was on my own…I’d probably would’ve taken my own life just to escape the overwhelming despair from being abandoned. “Hinata closed her eyes, taking this moment to calm herself down by taking a series of deep breaths. “…Lady Hinata…” Neji paused as he was genuinely confused at where this sudden strength was coming from. He wasn’t the only one as everyone was also shocked by this. It didn’t do your heart any good knowing that had you didn’t set out to talk to Hinata that one night or Naruto actually standing up for her that things could have gotten much….darker. “I found a light in the end of the bottomless abyss I fell into those many years ago. It is that light that gave me the strength to not give up and try again. There is a lot of things that I regretted doing in the past and even now I still do. Rather than continue crying about it…I’m going to do what I can make amends for it. And the first step is to change myself. I’m not going to run or back down from this. So please brother Neji….fight me like you would fight anyone else here.” After saying that Hinata begins to take a stance with her Byakugan suddenly activating.
>>3631014“She activated her Byakugan without hand seals! “ Shikamaru uttered in shock as Naruto was speechless at the sudden display. You recall that the Byakugan can activate on its own when pushed by enough stress or emotions especially when one couldn’t fully control it. And yet you knew that Hinata willingly activated it through sheer skill. “…Just like Neji…” Sasuke muttered, equally taken by surprised as he never expected Hinata to be able to do something of this level. “…Yes. I think we’re about see a battle between two individuals with skills that fiercely rivals one another. A battle not unlike between two worthy heirs from different generations.” You remarked, eyes already in your cat-like senses. You were going to have one hell of a headache from overusing your senses for all of these fights. But you couldn’t bring yourself not to hold back.“…Fine…suit yourself!” Neji gritted his teeth before getting into position. Like it or not he would need to defeat her the old fashion way. “Alright now let the match begin.” Hayato finally making the declaration as there was no turning back now. >Observe closely to both Hyuuga’s fighting style>Talk to the commentary crew about [write-in]>Focus your attention elsewhere>Think closely about using Ninshu on Neji>Ask what Saigyo thinks?>Other [write-in]
>>3631015Basically following suit on how the Byakugan was originally introduced while actually taking future foreshadowing events and information in the manga including from Boruto since it fits.Going to have a field day thinking what Golden Byakugan should do as a stepping stone for the Tenseigan. Still on the iffy camp with the Jogan.
>>3631015>Observe closely to both Hyuuga’s fighting style>>3631017The Jogan is less related to the Sharingan and Byakugan and might be more of a LOL FATE thing, and the Golden Byakugan might be more of a LOL OTSUTSUKI thing. I would probably play on the theme that "White" the color the Byakugan is named after is made up of three colors though.
>>3631015>>Think closely about using Ninshu on Neji
>>3631015>Observe closely to both Hyuuga’s fighting style
I live again. Going to be finishing the Neji vs Hinata fight in 2 post rotations since I know a couple of Anons want to interact during "That" moment otherwise I'd finish it on this next one. Also haven't heard if you guys want Hiruzen to accompany your training for the entire month or to have Tsunade show up halfway through.
>>3632398Medical jutsu would help improving Shinsei Mahachisu/Anima, right? Let's get Tsunade to help us. She could even help during the crush if she wasn't traumatized because of whatshisface dying.
>>3632398If you really want Tsunade to start showing up before the Finals start proper then just be sure to have her motivations line up.I probably would want to keep Tsunade out of the Konoha Crush arc for writing purposes though.>>3632428It only really helps by proxy due to the Chakra Control, but she could probably give us some tips on how to get a safe amount of Chakra from our Anima seal should the need arise.
>>3632398I'd be down with her showing up at the start
>>3631607>>3631051>>3632628>>3631272At the drop of a hat both Hyuuga combatants swiftly jump towards each other. In dramatic fashion Neji clashes his left elbow with Hinata’s right. His gaze slowly met with Hinata’s who focused intently against her brother. The force of their clash was strong enough to cause the ground to shake from such high speed movements. After checking each other out in the brief clash they resume with open palmed strikes. Unlike the hard style of the Strong Fist the Gentle Fist focused entirely on soft style. For someone like you who spared with practitioners of both style you ended up incorporating your own mixed style. It was a perfect middle ground for you given your innate ability to see the practicality in most things. Some would see it as being indecisive but it was far from it given that both style helped maximize your natural physical prowess. Combined with the inventiveness, creativity and strong burning desire to discover new applications or unlooked possibilities. Any other outcome wouldn’t be fitting for Sakura Haruno. That said it seem like you weren’t the only one who adopted a more mixed style. With Hinata’s strikes they were precise as one would expect. Unlike Neji however she was exertion more power gradually to try and break through Neji’s well-timed defenses. This sort of precise and well-timed chakra control could have only come from sparing with you on a semi-daily basis. Having said this Hinata found herself on a road block with her next well timed strike.Upon having previously succeeding in breaking through Neji’s defenses to deliver a well-timed strike to his side. Neji anticipated such a move, resulting in him striking at the opposite end of the upcoming strike. To your surprise he was also using a hard variation of the Gentle Fist fighting style. In retrospect it shouldn’t have been so surprising considering that he daily trains with team Gai. Heck like with Hinata you also trained on multiple occasion with Neji. You still haven’t gotten a decisive victory on him but you continued to keep him on the top of his game as he has to surpass himself continuously to defeat you.Still, to use the hard version of the Gentle Fist to neutralize the force of Hinata’s attack and forcibly open his sealed tenketsu points. Neji Hyuuga truly was a genius like no other. Hence why you kept quiet about the entire fight while listening to Naruto and Shikamaru argue. Sasuke was also keeping quiet in order to observe his future adversary with the Sharingan. This was one of the few people where he has no choice but to use it to see his movements. That point aside, you gather that Sasuke came to a similar conclusion. While not as clear as you since you frequently fought both Hyuuga members. He can obviously tell that Neji was still above Hinata due to his experience.
>>3633010“A very good move Lady Hinata. Unfortunately it was within my realm of expectation. Just like how I know you been subtly coating your skin with chakra flow to enhance your physical prowess through the muscle structure. More importantly you were hardening your skin and making a two layer defense to defend against my attacks. Am I not mistaken?” Neji curiously asked after pulling his hand from his back. “…Leave it to you to already see through it Brother Neji. “ Hinata smiled, reaching for her cream colored hooded jacket and removing it from her shoulder.Underneath her blue sleeveless vest exposed her well-toned physique. She was no Sakura but her athletic appearance proved just how serious she took training. A factor you were made well aware considering Kurenai had to often bandage Hinata’s hands when she trained to the point of bleeding. What was more impressive was the finesse of the chakra flowing through her. It was circulating constantly around her to create the visible glowing aura. It was thinly compacted to keep the chakra from escaping and in constant flow. And yet despite this display of advance chakra control Neji continue to remain unfazed by the sight. The Hyuuga clan were masters when it comes to controlling and manipulating the flow of chakra. That said it was unheard off to see such talent in such a young age. Naturally you played a big part to Hinata’s development, but Hinata was clearly not a failure as the elders labeled her as. What was keeping her back was something that both you and Neji already deciphered during confrontation. “Even with that fortified defense there’s a limit to how long you can improve your fighting capabilities before that flow runs out. But I will respect you by destroying that defense with my power.” Neji swiftly summons a veil of chakra around his entire body. Unlike Hinata, Neji went to compress the chakra further and further as he redirects it entirely towards his bandage arm. The intensity was far greater than the aura defense that Hinata demonstrated as she pushes herself to strengthen her attack. A valiant but fruitless endeavor as Neji took off. You gotten flashbacks to the one on one fight with Neji as this attack in particular was familiar to you. Instead of running away, Hinata charged forward with an attack of her own.
>>3633241“Gentle Fist: Gōshōtei (Strong Palm Thrust)” Hinata thrusts her right arm towards Neji with a surging wave of chakra currently spiraling around her hand. Neji continued to face the attack head on as the two Hyuugas clashed with one another. A devastating assault from the two of them though from the looks of it it seems Hinata has taken more damage than Neji as she coughed up blood. The attack was perfect considering that Hinata used Neji’s own momentum against him. In addition, there was also the fact that Hinata anticipated Neji attack in order to reduce the blow of his attack on the worst chance by making him missed her vitals. Even so, she felt her body going numb despite the steps she put into stopping Neji’s attack. “Gentle Fist: Tenketsushin (Tenketsu Needle)” Neji whispered, having made it just in time as you caught his other arm located on his back. Tried as she did Hinata’s efforts were rendered useless. Neji’s superior speed managed to allow him to close the distance between the two of them. More than that it let him to adjust his movements at the last second to deliver a multitude of light jabbed to open a pathway for his real jab. With one focused jab, Neji pierces through Hinata’s armor with such drilling force. His bandaged index and middle finger was now pressing against Hinata’s chest. His other arm took it upon itself to once again hit the opposite side of where Hinata was to reduce the damage and reopen his Tenketsu point. This type of style was a double edged sword since Neji has to be careful not to cause further extensive damage to his chakra pathway system. He was still brute forcing his tenketsu points back into place and to neutralize an attack mean that he still needed to endure a portion of it on his body. Despite these factors, Neji was far in better condition. The bandage on his left side showed just how much he committed to polishing and perfecting the devastating capability of the Gentle Style. Be it a hard variation or the original soft variation, the battle between the Hyuuga’s Gentle Fist remained to be a standoff. With this however, it was starting to get to the climax.“Really now. You’re overdoing it Lady Hinata. Had I used three fingers instead of two…the damage would’ve been far more disastrous. But I really should’t be taking you lightly …since you have learned how to siphon chakra from others in addition to redirecting the overall chakra flow in such a way. “Neji remarked, pulling his two fingers from Hinata’s chest.“How…how are you able to do all of this…”Hinata struggled to asked, coughing up more blood.“Simple, in order to master the Gentle Fist and the Byakugan I needed to do countless experiments and practices. In between observations I had to deliberately push my body to my limits to recreate it….the main branch’s secret techniques. And by doing so in my countless battles I learned many things...including this."
>>3633368“…Countering the Gentle Fist…is such a thing even possible…” Hinata muttered, coughing some more as she feels herself dropping to the floor. Her chakra veil armor was shattered and Hinata found herself unable to manipulate chakra due to the violent disruption of chakra. “It is. We cannot be arrogant and think that we’ll be the only one capable of affecting the Tenketsu forever. Our eyes allow us to see it but natural advancements are making ways for one to compensate. It wouldn’t surprise me if our enemies have ways to recreate the Gentle Fist fighting style in some form. So isn’t it better that we know how to counteract it? Maybe then the Elders wouldn’t have been so cowardly and created that seal to protect the Byakugan’s secrets.” As Neji said this Kakashi made his way towards your group to serve as exposition in your place for Naruto. It would be lifting if you weren’t so distracted by the feelings that were flowing from Neji.“We of the Hyuga Clan are the very strongest Taijutsu users in the leaf. But that is partially due to the decline of the Uchiha clan, the only ones among the Dojutsu users who can compete with us. Competition brings forth opportunity for greater strength as we overcome adversity. Without it we become complacent and our skills deteriorate over time. That is why our harsh training is necessary to keep us at our best. I however seek to go even further beyond it. In this world strength is one of the few unified truths that no one can dispute. If you want people to acknowledge you then you need to become strong. Words alone can’t win a person especially if you don’t have the strength and conviction to back it up. Although I am called the Genius of the Hyuuga family I am still not acknowledged. Neither by your father nor the elders. In fact I wouldn’t put it past them if they fear me.”“Brother Neji…”Hinata looked at Neji with sympathetic yet sad eyes. Such an act only made Neji close his eyes and smile with a mocking chuckle. “It’s alright. To be honest I prefer it that way. I have no intention of willingly acceptingLi a man who would abandoned his own blood multiple times for the sake of the Hyuuga clan. To be honest, the name Hyuuga has no meaning to me. All it really is an outdated cage weighting us down by countless centuries if not millennium of traditions and practices that hold no meaning now. The elders have become corrupted and compliance due to these times of peace. And any words I have for that man, your father would be an utter waste to offer.”
>>3633417That feeling you were picking up worsen as you felt trace of hatred coming from Neji despite his stoic and emotionless tone. Hinata couldn’t bring herself to say anything as she shared similar views about the current Hyuuga ruling. This was just one of the many different ways that the clans with Kekkei Genkai handle things. Especially ones as valuable as the Byakugan. As Hinata struggles to pick herself up, Neii only shake his head in disapproval at her going any further. “Like I said before you’re far too kind to be a ninja. You lack the one vital thing that drives a person to push beyond their limits. The prime motivation otherwise called ambition. You say you want you’re doing this to change yourself but are you really sure? Some part of you just want your father’s loving embrace and acknowledgement. Another part doesn’t want to become a burden to those who you serve as teammates. And Finally…” As Neji said this his attention quickly turned to your crew. He was looking at you but his eyes focused extensively on Naruto. “There’s the part of you that don’t want to look bad in front of the people who helped you this far. Compared certain others here those can only be seen as the cries of a spoiled brat. You have no real direction of how to achieve your goal. Without direction then your decision becomes flimsy to the point of being far too fragile. And if your decision is indecisive and unclear then your dedication becomes meaningless. Weak hearted dedication will not bring strength, especially if you are incapable of committing your all to your ambition….including walking down the path of solitude.” Hearing Neji speak of solicitude made not only Hinata freeze up but you and Naruto as well. Heck anyone who experienced such a thing would be feeling the deep cuts that Neji was currently dishing out.
>>3633442“Solitude is what I have experienced since the day my father died. It is that detachment that allowed me go beyond what anyone expected of me. It is how I became aware….enlightened in fact. With this enlightenment I became open to the truth and it changed my perspective. Otherwise, I’d probably would’ve became weak enough to let my burning hatred consume me completely. Unlike now where I hold no hatred towards you….You who were abandoned by the main family might as well be an outsider. There’s no point. Still…..it would’ve been far easier if you were….” Neji stopped himself from finishing. Yet you began to feel immense sadness in his words.At your current level you didn’t need to consciously activate Ninshu. It was faint but the intent was coming clear at this distance. Although Neji has every right to let hatred consume him to make himself stronger. He couldn’t bring himself to demonstrate such intense flames of vengeance….not to Hinata of all people. She was far too kindhearted, too considerate and easy to work with. And that is precisely the problem as you felt Neji’s conflicting emotions flowing through him. He was doing a real good job of not showing it on the surface but his own anxiety was eating at him with each passing second. Worse of all was Hinata who was still trying to pick herself up. Although she didn’t receive any vital damage her chakra flow was still unstable. The stress she previously put to withstand Neji’s bows and avoiding her Tenketsu points from closing was piling up. Fighting was still possible but she was at a heavy disadvantage without her excellent chakra control. It was taking her all just to manage keeping up her Byakugan.>Tell Hinata to stand down while reassuring her that she has changed. >Plead with Neji to not do any further and stand done>Keep quiet and watch>Talk to Kakashi about [write-in]>Other [write-in]
>>3633456>>Plead with Neji to not do any further and stand done
>>3633456>DownFuck I'm tired.Neji is one of the complex characters to try and get his character down despite the butterfly effect. Like Kankuro, Temari and many others I wanted him to be more consistent with his later self while still keeping the good aspect of his original role. Especially since Neji rivaling Naruto is good character motive and development without the issue of "that scene" causing the controversy.
>>3633442>Keep quiet and watch
>>3633456>Plead with Neji to not do any further and stand done
>>3633456>Keep quiet and watchThis is between them, we're just a spectator. We can cheer or comfort as necessary afterwards.
>>3633939>Keep quiet and watchDecided to change my vote
>>3633979This is dumb, since when are we afraid of minding other people's business? Isn't one of Sakura's biggest regrets not being there for Sasuke back when he needed help the most?
>>3634008We can be there after the fight. It's not like we're going to abandon Hinata when/if she loses.
>>3634011But we can be there for them now, theres nothing stopping us. Right now is when we can actually make a change to something, saying "We can do it later" we're just copping out of responsability and that's a huge detriment to our character.
>>3633456>Keep quiet and watch
>>3634027Or it can distract Hinata, who is in the middle of a fight and bleeding internally, making her more emotional thus increasing the strain and reducing her ability to make rational decisions, and pressure her into making one she doesn't want. Just because Sakura wants to look out for her friends doesn't mean she has to be stupid about it.
>>3634073So instead we watch them make a decision they'll regret because that way the outcome can't be attributed to us by long, long shot, alright then.
>>3634107At least we aren't making their decisions for them.
>>3633633>>3633979>>3634004>>3634046“This is your last warning Lady Hinata. You should give up before doing something foolish. I already disrupted your chakra flow and inflicted internal damage. None of which are fatal but with the stress you been doing keeping your chakra flow to protect against my attacks. Your body won’t last for much longer. Although you did admirable trying to fight it, this is what fate has decided. It’s on my side, not yours. So face reality and accept your defeat.” Neji tried once more to plead to Hinata. He took no joy in any of this. In fact, he was internally torn over this as some part still felt validation in his strength and proof that he was truly an elite shinobi. But he didn’t want to be acknowledged like this. Naruto was naturally about to yell at Neji until he caught glimpses of Hinata pulling herself back up. It was rather heartbreaking to sit through all of this. Neither one wanted a fight like this but there was no backing down from it. They were each fighting for their goal. Just Hinata was willing to push herself to great lengths to prove herself and prove to Neji that people can change. Honestly you wanted to stop the fight before any more harm could be done.Like with Choji and Tenten you chose to swallow up these overbearing emotions and let the fight continue. Ninjas were truly ones who endure. Like it or not, you were going to live up to that manta till the end of the round. Neji on the other hand could only narrow his eyes in anguish and frustration over Hinata. Time after time again she continued to rise when all of it was pointless. There was something about it that irritated him greatly as one who was “forced” to accept reality. “I’m…not going…take back…my…words.” Hinata muttered, finally picking herself up to the ground and getting back into fighting form. “…Then I will seal your chakra, your very movements, any sort of advantage that would motivate you to continue this fruitless defiance.” Neji closes his eyes, forcing himself to harden his heart and putting an end to this.“That’s fine! If I challenge you, I’m prepare to trade blows countless times even if I don’t win. So as long as I’m still breathing…. I’ll never give up!” Hinata stubbornly shout, defying her brother as she braced herself for his next charge. “That’s why I said it’s meaningless!” Neji screamed, charging forward as he prepares to strike at Hinata’s chakra points. Tries as she might in defending, Neji swiftly strikes at Hinata. In a quick flurry strike Neji striked at multiple chakra points as he was gradually overwhelming Hinata. Before he could complete the task Neji felt his body stopping all movement. His eyes quickly widen as he looks upon himself to see dents on several parts of his body.
>>3634008>>3634027>>3634107Are you kidding me? You can't just waltz in on this and mess up a match at it's turning point.It's one thing to interrupt pre-fight banter/drama, but it's another thing entirely to mess with a ongoing fight.We mind people's business when the time is right, not in a hotheaded manner like Naruto.>>3633456>Keep quiet and watchReal talk, I doubt Hinata is completely out of the game either. Even if she has to fight without the Gentle Fist.
>>3634280 >>3634285“…Impossible…the Hakke Jūroku Shō (Eight Trigrams Sixteen Palms) should’ve worked…. So why... Why is it that it’s my chakra flow that’s being blocked?!” Neji struggled to speak. Both from his body being paraylized and the sudden realization of what has happened. It was only seeing Hinata picking herself up yet again that he came to realized the sheer gravity of what Hinata has done.“…Hakke …. Sanjūni… Shō (Eight Trigrams Thirty-Two Palms) …is a success.” Hinata mutteres with a confident smile before coughing up some more blood. To everyone else it was a mystery on exactly how Hinata has managed to pull this off. For the well trained eyes it wasn’t hard to decipher the mystery.You for instance saw Hinata gambling on using the Kokoro Kasoku no Jutsu (Heart Acceleration Technique) to wildly alter her chakra flow until it regained stability. Then in the crossfire she used the Lighting Release: Overdrive to speed up her brain signals to speed up her muscles drastically to strike Neji’s chakra points before he could react in time in between his strikes. First she copied Neji’s movements and preformed the Tenketsushin before delivering the Hake Sanjuuni Sho. All that medical studying and physical training you did with Hinata was truly paying off.In order to do all of this however required perfect timing. More unfortunate was the level of physical and mental strain Hinata has put upon herself to use such techniques to this extreme in effectiveness. Naruto continued to cheer Hinata on while ignoring the fact that she was damaging herself by being so reckless. If Sagiyo was here she’d punch Naruto down deep into the ground before yelling at Hinata to get her shit together and throw in the towel.“It’s a little ironic.” Kakashi said, already having use his own Sharingan to follow with the entirety of the situation.“What is? Master Kakashi.” Naruto asked, being clueless about the situation while you and Sasuke were already putting it together alongside Shikamaru.“By overcoming the adversity in front of her, Hinata has unlocked her untapped potential. Not even Neji with the Byakguan’s all-seeing foresight can see the outcome of this fated battle. All thanks to Hinata’s natural talent. “Sasuke said, showing great admiration in Hinata but also breaking his stoic appearance to show concern over the Byakugan Princess.“To pull such a feat off at this late of the game however…” Shikamaru mentioned, already gathering the amount of risks Hinata was putting herself to keep going as she starts pressing certain chakra points on her body.
>>3634293“Like I said, no matter what happens, I’ll never give up. If I can’t do it the first, second or even third time…I’ll continue to challenge you. No matter how many times it takes I will win!” Hinata said, her soft tone slowly fading as she was getting angry. “Why…are you going so far? You shouldn’t…. you shouldn’t be so reckless just for something that can’t be changed!” Neji screamed as he starts to force himself to slowly move his body. Even with the Thirdty two strike Neji was stil overpowering it through sheer will power. Although it was going to take some time for him to fully break it. “Brother Neji…. this fight I’m going to surpass your expectations and overcome my former self. That way I’ll rise up to become almost….no as strong as you if not even stronger. Then you’ll have to take me seriously and stop holding back!” Hinata narrowed her eyes, once again showing a different side to her as she was being more assertive if not intimidating with how angry she was. If you told someone about this, they’d call you a liar since the polite and well spoken Hinata could never demstrate such aggression. “What?!” Neji exclaimed, still struggling to lift his finger to gather chakra and undo the binding on his chakra points. “You are someone who’s truly blessed with wonderful eyes and even greater forsight. Yet do you honestly think I can’t see when you’re not going all out. Had you done so...I wouldn’t be standing here right now. My father isn’t the only one who I want to be acknowledged by. No…the person I want to be acknowledged by most of all is you! The Lone Genius of the Hyuuga Clan. My fellow brother…. Neji Hyuuga.” Hinata declaired while preforming the mystical healing technique on her chest. The binding she done was giving her time to recover for what she has planned next she needed to be in her best condition. However, her chakra levels were fleeding so she had to settle for a quick fix for the time being. Otherwise she wouldn’t have enough chakra. “Maybe you are right and there are things that cannot be changed. That’s still not an excuse not to try! I have far too many regrets to just quit being a ninja. So again, I’m really grateful that you’re looking out for me even though you’re suffering far more than me. That said…you don’t get to decide my fate. The Byakugan may provide exceptional perception, clarity and analytical abilities. But even with that amazing foresight…still isn’t as all knowing as you make it out to be. “ Hinata sharply replied, heavily criticizing her older sibling for becoming over-reliant with his amazing eyes. Neji couldn't answer as he was still coming to grips with his conflicting feelings while physically struggling against the bindings.
>>3634314“Now I am no longer the old me. The one who was naïve to understand by not wanting to hurt my sister that I put her down an even worst path than accepting my duty as the future heiress to the Hyuuga Clan. The one who was too afraid to comfort and support my older brother out of my guilt. The one who was too compliant and unwilling to move forward due to my own insecurities and fears. I’m done with living like that. What’s in the past is meant to only stay there. Al I can do is move forward and strive to fix my mistakes…one step at a time.”Hinata said, finishing up her quick treatment before moving to the next step. “Stop with this foolishness Lady Hinata. No matter how hard you try you can’t change who you are or your fate. It’s reality! So quit it…...you already proven to be a splendid kunoichi…so please...” There it was, Neji was at the breaking point of his conflict. To decide on proving his ideals right or to let go of his hatred and bitterness to stop his foolish sister and acknowledge their bond. He knew why Hinata was doing it which only furthered his frustration. If she was just a spoiled brat, someone that he can genuinely hate then it would be so much easier for him to deal with. Hinata was the reverse of it and seeing her put her life for his sake only worsen his own lingering feelings. Even now he couldn’t bring himself to tell Hinata the one thing he should say. The one thing that’ll stopped all of this. To say the words …. I forgive you. “The only way I can truly make things right…is by shattering the shackles of fate that’s blinding you even now. So how about this for an ambition. I will defeat you brother Neji and achieve my dream. To become the next heiress of the Hyuuga clan. So I can finally put an end to our long history of suffering and abuse. “Hinata boldly declared, shocking everyone in the room by her change. Neji was driven into a corner upon hearing those words. His face soon twists into a mixture of anger and anguish as even though she was different…he still couldn’t believe in her words. “…Become the next heiress? You must be joking Lady Hinata.You who were already abandoned and rejected by the main house can never- “Before Neji could finish he was abruptly cut off by Hinata which again was something unlike like her given how polite and soft-spoken she was. Just went to show just how upset she was right now at her brother. “Even so I won’t give up! I’ll make that ambition become a reality. This is the only way I can truly atone for all the damage that I caused to you and Hanabi. I never go back on my word.” Hinata smiles, charging chakra into two her fingers as she places her hand next towards her heart. As Neji was almost back in full control he soon begins to make a look of dread and genuine concern as he quickly realizes what Hinata was going to do.
>>3634334“…What are you trying to do…? Cut it out… Hey… Lady Hinata!” Neji pleaded, making a half smile as he was stillin disbelief over what she could be thinking. “…I told you brother Neji. I aimed to surpass you in every way.” Hinata paused with a smile, it only worsens Neji’s fears as he tries to break through the last of the bindings through brute force.“…Don’t do it!!!” Neji screamed, breaking through the last of the bindings before running towards a smiling Hinata. “Shishō Tenketsu (Pressure Points of Harm and Death)” Before Neji could reach Hinata in time, she already stabs the pressure point needed to invoked a powerful flow of chakra through her body. You get déjà vu to the Shinsei Machisu considering that this was a similar practice. With one move Hinata was pushing beyond her limits as her blue chakra starts to violently swirl. Her eyes turned from a lavender shade to a pure white color as her body swells up with power. Neji was pushed back from the force of the chakra expulsure as he rebounces from the floor. He could only look in awe and frustration at what Hinata has done. Gritting his teeth to the point of bleeding Neji slams his fist against the ground as it started to crack. Hinata balanced the overflowing chakra through her body, making what appears to be a chakra cloak around herself as her hair dances against the strong currents. The chakra slowly seeps into her body, slowly strengthening her body with the chakra aura now properly contained. “I’m not going to lie…what I just did was a huge gamble. And I might have done more harmed than good with that move. Even so…so long as I continue to stand. I won’t run….and I won’t give up.” Hinata quickly got into stance while in this refined state. “…Why…WHY!” Neji screamed, at this point he didn’t care about anything else. “Because…that is my ninja way.” Hinata smiled at Neji, reassuring him at she has no regrets for what she is currently doing. It only further his own hatred, only this time it was himself for making the same mistake as last time and not just going full force to do what was truly needed. “Damn it all!” Neji lunges forward, forcing himself to power through the seal by using the First Inner Gate to tap into his muscle's full power. Hinata only dashes forward as the last stretch of the match has begun. Once in range the two started to clash violently with their open palms. The previous style of grace and beauty was long gone. In its place was the more brute hard knocks slug fast that you were normally accustomed in your battles.
>>3634352“Hakkeshō Ranbu (Eight Trigrams Palms Storm Dance)” Neji said.“Hyaku Retsushō (Hundred Furious Palms)”Hinata said.As the two continue to dish out powerful palm strikes between one another their movements were becoming very hard to follow. The two Hyuuga combatants were no longer trying to seal each other’s chakra point. No, this sort of fighting was more akin to a savage beatdown. And with the force of their blows creating shockwaves it only furthers the scene.Despite the brutality they were essentially on their last legs. Between the continus force reopening of their chakra points, enduring the internal damage to their strikes to the physical strain of their body enhancing skills. Honestly it was a miracle that both fighters could continue despite it all. Which was absolutely making you feel sick to your stomach at seeing it. “This is what you were hinting at Master Kakashi…The real reason why Hinata was able to close the gap between her and Neji.” You muttered, keeping your wits together as you were on the verge of tears.“...Yes. Hinata is essentially burning through her very life to do so. There are many ways to tap into the Eight Inner Gates without directly opening them. Many villages created their own means to tap into the hidden power from within. But for one who have complete dominance ove all 361 Tenketsu points like the Hyuuga such a feat is easily with their range unlike most ninja who struggle to relese the Tenketsu on their hands and feet. It is a feat of precise chakra control that can be considered a pinnacle that only the most talented of ninjas can do. It normally takes years if not decades of precise training to reach only a fraction to what the Hyuugas can do with their chakra pathway system. Rarely you see Elite Jounin capable of tapping into the majority if not all the tenketsu points. But when possible feats like chakra cloaks become a visable reality. So for her to pull it off really shows how talented she is. I only thought Neji was someone who could defeat Sasuke. But it looks like the elders acted far too hastey by casting Hinata out. Even so...”“So what! She’ll die at this rate!” You screamed, slamming your hands against the rail. It was different seeing what you would normally do without hesistation from the other side. A mental note of a deep apology to all those you made worry including Sagiyo was a top priorty when this was over. In fact, you feel partially responsible for kickstarting such recklnessness. Although Naruto still held the biggest pierce of the blame pie. “I know. But the fight is about to end. Both fighters are on their last legs. Just one more blow will decide it all.” Kakashi reassured you of your concerns. You fought back against the tears and decided to continue keeping quiet as there was no point stopping Hinata now. Win or lose, she proved herself validantly as a splendid Kunoichi.
Hinata has gone full retard.
>>3634375Simutanteously the two combatants delivered a crushing blow to one another. It was a close fight that was worth remembering. What took to reach this conclusion was far too great. At the last second, Hinata momentarly lost consciousness just moments before hitting Neji. Resulting in the percetive individual to realize moment too late that he done something completely unnecessary. Blood begins to gush out from Hinata’s mouth as she falls flat to the ground. Had Hinata attack connected…would Neji have been able to withstand it without collapsing? Unluckly enough that was the last thing Neji was thinking about. In his mind he was breaking down all the possible steps he could’ve done to prevent this. Hell he could’ve just told Hinata he forgived her and never blamed her for his father’s death. She was a three-year-old girl! There was nothing she could have done against the elite jounin. He was a resentful man but even he wasn’t as foolish to put the blame on someone who didn’t deserved it. “Winner of the Tenth Round…Neji Hyuuga.”Hayato called, already on getting the medical team to take Hinata away. “Stupid, selfish, impulsive hyprocrite! You could’ve just forfeited if she wasn’t so unwilling to back down. Not like you needed to go to finals in order to become a chunin! But no, not only did you not do that you instead chose to make the same mistake again despite lecturing her. You knew exactly what your foolhearty little sister would do if she was told to give up in front of the one man she admires most. And yet you kept from hardening your resolve and finish the fight immidently. You literally could see the future and you STILL managed to fina way to fuck up.” Neji started to berate himself harshly as he slams his hands against the ground. For someone who was so mature and reserved it was rather odd seeing him breaking down like this. Then again, to end up defying the main branch by deliberately hurting the one he should be protecting would normally be a worthy victory. Had Hinata not been the opposite of everything he’s stood against. Making this more of a pyrrhic victory hat he wanted nothing to be apart of. In his growing rage, he turned his eyes onto one man in particular. Naruto who was still in shock over the events soon notice those hateful eyes followed by a loud scream.“Naruto Uzumaki!” As Neji cried he proceed to jump upwards towards Naruto. His rage has consumed all manner of reason for him as he was going to lash out on the one person who pushed his sister to this unfortunate fate. >Get in between Naruto and Neji and try to be the voice of reason>Leave it to the Jounin and go help Hinata>Continue to do nothing and watch>Leave and vent>Other (write-in)
>>3634382Canon hinata does throw herself in danger and make reckless decisions based on her feelings for Naruto. So if nothing else...it's consistent
>>3634382Yes and no.Yes this is ridiculously stupid and she shouldn't have done it in the first place.No in that even if she lost the battle, she just got one step closer in winning her own war.>>3634392>Leave it to the Jounin and go help HinataWe're more in the know in how Tenketsu point damage works then most Genin, it's best we give her some help ASAP.
>>3634392>Get in between Naruto and Neji and try to be the voice of reasonWe have stake In all parties Involved, no way we wouldn't Intervene.
>>3634416As much as I would love to, Hinata went through a experience that's like the around the sixth gate. Triage demands she gets treatment.
>>3634392>Leave it to the Jounin and go help Hinata
...Why don’t we use Inner Sakura?
>>3635158Loss of precision is one of the side effects of keeping her active. That's gonna be a tough sell if we're going to help the Medics.
>>3634392>>Leave it to the Jounin and go help HinataHoly fuck, is it normal for this exams to have this much drama? The expectators can't complain we aren't putting up a show.Y'know, I take back what I said earlier, it's more fun this way.
>>3634397>>3634467>>3634782>>3635143>>3635733>>3635833Simutanteously you jumped from the balcony. At this point why were stairs even needed? At first glance it looked like you were going to intercept Neji but in truth you moved passed him. As much as you wanted to stop Neji and Naruto from doing something truly foolish, you have much bigger fish to fry. Kakashi was there, so surely he and Might guy will put a stop to this. Still, some part of you still considered Inner Sakura as an option, even if that would be foolharty in itself. As you look back to Neji, you almost swear you saw tears coming from his eyes. You didn’t have time to get any second thoughts or be caught off guard by how Neji’s current chakra was feeling. Gripping your hand tightly you managed to pull away upon landing on the floor. You soon made it to Hinata lickety-split. To your luck the medical team didn’t make it yet. There was no time to argue. Sliding down onto the ground you made the necessary one handed hand seal to invoke the technique. “Mystical Healing Palm Jutsu” You swiftly place your hands against Hinata’s chest before your hands started to emit a greenish chakra glow. Being someone who knows from personal experience what chakra point damage can do you just couldn’t leave this be. Even if the Hyuuga clan were the most blessed when it comes to chakra control this was still a rather reckless stunt. Yet Sagiyo could lecture up a storm with how hyprocritical thinking that it’s only fine if you yourself do it given how strong your body and your natural restoration abilities. Seeing it first hand you can’t help but agree with her in some way. Perhaps this is why Kakashi was so adamant over you not using Shinsei Machisu until you either refined it to mastery or your life was at stake. For Hinata, it was only a miracle that she has someone like you currently trying to reduce the damage to her chakra points as best as possible. “Mind if I assist you? I might not look it but I’m also a doctor.” A mysterious man showed up behind you as he politely asked to assist. You slowly turn to look at him face to face. He was wearing a flak jacket similar to the one from Kusagakure. His onyx eye was covered up on the right side due to his ash colored hair. You felt no hostility from him as he was quite gentle and conviencing.“I’m not really in the position to turn down any potential help. So thank you. My name is-“Before you could reveal your name the mysterious man cuts you off with a soft laugh. “Sakura Haruno right? Karin told me a lot about you. Don’t worry just consider this as me paying you and your team back for helping Karin during the exams. Although as a doctor I think I’d still offer to help even without a good reason to. “The mysterious man smiled. Any distrust you have of him quickly went away as you continued to talk to him.
>>3636055“Is that so? So you must be her team’s jounin Squad leader right. I didn’t want to assume despite the fact that all four of you wear glasses.” You looked away, feeling rather embarrassed admitting that. “It’s alright but you can just call me Kabuku for now.” Kabuku laughed as he heared that phrase countless times as their squad leader. “Well then thanks Kabuku.” You smiled back at Kabuku before letting him assist. You watched closely at him placing his hand against Hinata’s stomach while you continued with the healing. “Saibō no Kasseijutsu (Cell Activation Technique)” Kabuku invoked the jutsu as Hinata’s entire body started to glow. The cuts and bruises on the surface were fading instantly right before your very eyes. There was no mistake about it. You were seeing a true master of medical ninjutsu at work. Not only was he was synchronizing with Hinata’s remaining chakra he was working in unison with yours in an instant. To be able to do such complication in an instant goes to showed that you still have much to learn. With your cat enhanced senses and sensory skills you could see the entire process right down to the finest of detail. Kabuku was invoking the cells inside of Hinata’s body to kickstart her own natural healing capabilities. Not only that but he was also enhancing the regenerative properties as every cell was supercharged. With this power they begin to repair itself while flourishing from your medical ninjutsu chakra. All the internal damages that Hinata has received were fading away.“You know you got a lot of potential as a medical ninja.” Kabuku mentioned as he was almost finishing up on repairing Hinata’s body. “R-Really you think so? I mostly self taught myself before getting proper education by the medical corps. Even then I don’t think I’m anything special.” You turned away, feeling rather embarrassed about the compliment as you try to be humble. “Well that makes you all the more remarkable. So how about it? How about taking some time in your busy schedule to let someone like me help improve your medical ninjutsu skills? After all, it’s benefical for us doctors to help out those who are capable of saving lives.” >Take up Kabuku on his offer>Ask for sometime to think about it>Politely decline but thank him for healing Hinata> Other[write-in]
>>3636122>Take up Kabuku on his offer
>>3636122>>Take up Kabuku on his offerUH-MPH, I know we have stuff to do but I can't bring myself to pass this up.
>>3636149Kabuto has medical jutsus that are so good that Tsunade actually stole some of them.
>>3636122>Ask for sometime to think about itTsunade and meta aside, we still need to figure out if our Schedule can actually fit in said training.
>>3636122>Ask for sometime to think about it
>>3636122>Ask for sometime to think about itMaybe after our month long training because at this point we gotta tend to our friends/ see the last 2 matches before training begins we are a very busy girl after all
>>3636122>>Ask for sometime to think about it
>>3636262We will likely lose our chance then.
Color me surprised, I thought you min maxers would want to get the best healer 's training strats
>>3636421The lurkers are starting to take over, this quest was good while it lasted...
>>3636158>>3636226>>3636262>>3636263>>3636312This was really a golden opportunity for you. For someone who wasn’t born into a clan or have an actual ninja family you didn’t have a whole lot of options learning from someone close. Sure you seek out and converse with countless people who eventually became your teachers and mentors throughout your life. But you never really had a true master grace you as a potential student. The closet you could argue was your squad leader Kakashi and most of all Lord Hiruzen but their busy schedules kept you from truly establishing a master to student relationship. Still, as happy as you were at the possibility of having such a relationship with the mysterious Kabuku. You pulled yourself back to reality upon looking back at Hinata. Seeing her made you remember that it was more important to look after your remaining friends. Although you treated Choji, Ino, Sasuke and now Hinata you still couldn’t help but to continue worrying about their well-being. And with how things have escalated so far, it was safe to say you started to become paranoid with the last matches. “I’m sorry.” You suddenly bowed your head towards Kabuki while maintaining the Mythical Palm Jutsu. “Now now, what do you have to be sorry for?” Kabuku replied, closing his eyes in mild confusion while trying to still be reassuring to you. “I don’t want to sound rude for saying this. Really I’d love to learn from you. But right now I’d need some time to think it over.” You took a moment to pause as you started to put things into perspective. The memories of your friends strongly lingered in your mind, keeping you from being selfish and thinking about your self-interests. “There’s…far too much that need to be done right now. I’m not even sure if I’ll have enough time for training with the exams in order. So again I’m really sorry for not accepting your offer right away.”“It’s just like Karin said. You realty are a pure hearted girl.” Kakuku chuckled, thinking of a scene that made him remember a certain someone that he kept repressed at the bottom of his heart. “Hm?” You looked up to him with confusion. What with the adults keep referring to you as a pure hearted girl? Honestly it was making you rather nervous to the point of being slightly comfortable. “Don’t worry about it. Anyway I don’t want to be spoiling anything and leave you all the more conflicted. So how about you take this instead for the time being.” As Kabuku said this he goes to reach for a special scroll from his pouch. It was a rather beautiful lavender scroll with gold trims and symbols plastered over it’s surface. “What’s this?” You asked, taking the scroll as you looked at it. It made you remember the scroll of heaven and earth, the ones needed to summon one of the proctors or jounins over to congratulate you for passing. From what you recalled you gotten your long time teacher Iruka.
>>3636614“It’s a special scroll. When you made your decision and want to learn open that scroll. Till then, take as much time as you need to think it over.” Kabuku explained while continuing to alter Hinata’s structure and manipulating her cells. With the last touches being finalized the aura around Hinata’s body starts to fade. “Thank you for the gift Mr. Kabuku.” You bowed again to Kabuku, “No problem Sakura. Anyway I did everything I needed to do to help your friend. I undid the damage done to her among help streghtening her body and reinforcing and improving her physical prowless. I get the feeling it won’t be the last time she’ll use a move like this. So better safe than sorry.” Kabuki removed his hand from Hinata now that he done his job. He slowly picks himself up while watching the medical team finally arriving to pick up Hinata and put her in the infirmary. “I’m truly in your debt Mr. Kabuku.” With a proper goodbye you watched Kabuku return back up the balcony to keep Karin company. You turned back to the group to notice that Neji was walking away from Naruto. Seem like in addition to Kakashi and Guy’s interference Lee stood up in front of them in your place to keep them from fighting. You really need to go give Lee a big hug for his help after this was over. Still, although you were mostly distracted by healing Hinata. You were able to vaguly pick up the conversation between Naruto and Neji.Heated was an understatement as both side wrongfully blame the other for Hinata’s fate. You on the other hand didn’t want to put the blame on anyone since everyone involved has some hand in this. It was better to acknowledge that and make up with one another. Unfortunately, boys will be boys as Naruto declared to shatter Neji’s dillusions about fate and how it cannot be changed like a person’s true self. Meanwhile Neji remarked about putting him in his place as the failure spawn from the 4th Hokage. “Can this day get any worse…” You sighed, slowly waving Hinata off as she was taken away by medical team. Just in time too as you begin to see the next round already showing up on the monitors. There were only two matches left but this next one made your blood run cold. “The next match Rock Lee vs Gaara shall begin momentarly.” Hayato announced as both Rock Lee and Gaara prepared themselves to enter the arena. >Stick with your current Commentary crew>Switch [write-out who you want to partner up]>Watch the fight alone >Request to see the fight while in the medical bay>Other [write-in] I told you that Kabuto would get his chance to show up in the exams.Though I can't really count the Inner Sakura battle since he didn't properly reveal himself there. Also setting up the foundations for Hinata's own growth since she's basically a Tritagonist. Naruto and Sasuke share the Deuteragonist role to your Protagonist status.
>>3636672>Request to see the fight while in the medical bayIt’s depressing that we won’t be able to master Yin seal early since people don’t want to go with him.
In my search to try and think of a better surname for the Kaguya clan for Kimimaro, I ended up stumbling across something that's sort of interesting to note.https://www.deviantart.com/naruto-pilotverse/gallery/55984578/Re-Imagined-Clans
>>3636712https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/byakugan/https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/hyuuga-clan/Forgot to include this.
>>3636672>>Stick with your current Commentary crewThere's a lot of our friends missing now, huh...>>3636698Shucks but for what it's worth at least Saigyo will be happy with that
>>3636712http://yokai.com/gashadokuro/A neat little idea for the Kaguya clan. Not really a clan name though.
>>3636728We could hang out at the medical bay instead watch it from there.
>>3636762It's not the same as watching it from here tho. And in the worst case scenario our medical assistance might be needed.
>>3636672>Stick with your current Commentary crew
>>3636698Yin seal I still want to train it with hiruzen I dont think it's good as kabuto is a bit insane
>>3636807QM outright said Kabuto is one of the best and canonically mastered control of Jugo’s enzyme.>kabuto is a bit insaneWHO THE FUCK IS SANE? Everyone is a basketcase in this franchise.
>>3636825i dunno man i just think he's bit too orochimaru focused
I was asleep during the vote, but I would've voted against training with Kubuto, just because we already have a training plan ready to go, and have enough on our plate as-is without adding Master-class medical training to the pile.
>>3637238Our training plan it's still getting worked on, and training with Kabuto is a limited time offer. I'm pretty confident in our current skills, we should just go for it.
>>3636672>Stick with your current Commentary crewAs for the current discussion, despite Kabuto being a amazing choice for a teacher I feel like we would be missing out on a few too many things if we trained alongside him, wouldn't exactly complain if we eventually decided to accept as long as it's reasonable though. Besides Hiruzen's death will be much more poignant after our training sessions with him.
>>3637238That master class training is worth dedicating an entire month to. No joke. Kabuto’s training would not only help us with medical jutsus but also help with Yin seal and Shinsei Mahachisu, he is also ridiculously good at genjutsu to the point he could (eventually) trap Sharingan users, has ridiculous chakra control, and is as smart as Shikamaru.
sorry for the lack of updates earlier today. Was preoccupied with recovery. But I'm back and got a solid idea how I want to handle Rock Lee vs Gaara so I'm going to start writing shortly.
>>3636728>>3636796>>3636813>>3637245>>3637350Upon seeing the names on the screen you made your way back to the balcony. Quietly you gave Rock Lee a cheering gesture to reassure and motivate Lee to do his best. Something that he took to heart well…almost too well given how Lee was moved to tears. You almost fell out of the awkwardness of Lee’s eccentrics. Still, you quickly shook it off with a laugh before making it up where the gang was already talking about the next match.Given how most of the fights went there weren’t many of your friends left. Choji, Ino, Tenten, and now Hinata were at the medical bay for safe keeping. Kiba has also mysteriously disappeared from the arena, most likely to check up on Hinata. Neji clearly wanted to be alone after what just happened. Karin was accompanied by Mr. Kabuku but you gathered she was reclusive as it is so she was fine with being alone. Kankuro was playing defenses over his sister Temari who was still a complete wreck. Team Dosu kept to themselves which you were just fine with since you still have strong animosity towards them. Team Orobo were also in the medical bay but you weren’t friends with them so who cares. Most of the Jounins continue to keep with one another or stick by their squad members for the final matches of the preliminaries. You weren’t the exception as Kakashi and Guy were also next to Naruto and the gang. “The second to last match is here and it’s between Gaara and Rock Lee. Between Team Orobo, Team Karin, Team Ten and Team Guy, I can’t help but wonder who has the worst luck here. “Shikamaru mentioned as he watched Lee and Gaara making their way to the arena. Lee simply jumped off from the balcony while Gaara seemingly disappeared without a trace before reappearing. One would assume he was using the Body Flicker Jutsu or some variation of it. “Okay first off it’s clearly Team Orobo despite our classmates keep getting strong opponents. Secondly it’s almost like you’re already writing off Lee and declaring Gaara as the winner.” Naruto yelled, much to the annoyance of Sasuke who was right beside him. “Stop jumping to conclusions idiot. Shikamaru is being cautious and with Gaara he has every right to be.” Sasuke lectured Naruto, already bracing himself for an earful of Naruto's yelling only for Kakashi to bonk him on the head.“Thanks Sasuke. You saved me the trouble of lecturing Naruto again about the severity of the current situation.” Shikamaru replied, showing gratitude despite yawning in the process. “It’s true. The odds aren’t exactly on Lee’s favor. Especially since he’s facing someone as dangerous as Gaara with no long range attacks. Not that it would do him any good.” A mysterious voice spoke up to break the crowd’s usual dynamic. Quickly they turned to the right to see that the voice came from Shino as he was leaning against the wall looking down at the fight.
“S-Shino! When did you get here?” Naruto abruptly asked, once again he and several others were taken by surprise by Shino’s ability to pop out of nowhere and disappear without a trace. You always knew him for being someone who blended with the crowd and never standing out. The direct opposite to a certain knucklehead ninja you know personally. “I actually been here for a while. Many of our friends have been taken out and Kiba decided to go to the medical bay to keep watch of Hinata while watching the match. So there was nowhere else but to arrive here or be with Ms. Kurenai. Although back on Kiba…I don’t think he would want to see that man’s fighting style anymore” Shino remarked. He was doing a good job of hiding his feelings but you get the feeling that Shino was a little hurt by Naruto’s bluntness. When this was over you’d going to have to apologize to Shino in Naruto’s behalf as well as for not including him in the banter sooner. “That’s right you seen Gaara fight. How is he?” You asked as you now finally made your way to the others. “Let me put it in simple terms. If Lee isn’t capable of moving faster than Gaara’s sand…he’s a dead man.” Shino replied, saving Naruto the headache of directly explaining why the odds were against Lee. Now if it was just you, Sasuke and Shikamaru he has no problem showing his own intellectual side. Now you just needed was Hinata and Ino and you’d have a council of eggheads. “Sand?” Before Naruto would get an answer the fight quickly commences between Rock Lee and Gaara. Being the first to make a move Lee swiftly delivers his trademark Leaf Hurricane special. Despite the swiftness of his kick he was easily countered by Gaara’s sand. You weren’t sure when Gaara had the time to pull out such large amounts of sand. That said, the defense acted without any direct influence from Gaara. Something that you can only achieve yourself through Shinsei Mahachisu, more specifically through the Ryūmyaku (Dragon’s Veins) technique. So already you knew that Lee was dealing with a dangerous opponent. You begin to wonder if it was like Ino who used her chakra floe to levitate inanimate objects to fight for her. Or was it like Tenten and Kankuro who used chakra threads and/or chakra flow to achieve the same results. Again it was possible like Shinsei Mahachisu’s Ryūmyaku that he simply reprogrammed his chakra infused sand to move based on certain commands. In this case “defend from all manner of aggression” as the sand effortlessly block all of Lee’s kicks and punches.
>>3640971“Well is that it? I’d hope you haven’t finished entertaining me.” Gaara muttered, folding his arms while looking down at the ground. “What do you mean by that?” Lee asked with mild curiosity while keeping up his stance. “It’s simple. We haven’t had enough…blood.” Uttering those words Lee found himself shaking by Gaara’s bloodlust. Such a distraction was more than enough to catch Lee off guard with the sand. Despite having the range advantage Lee was still ensnared by his right leg. With a single swing Gaara’s sand sent Lee flying across the arena. Barely was he able to catch himself before hitting the wall as he saw multitude of sand moving towards him in the shape of fists. You couldn’t help but feel like if it was a coincidence or not seeing someone use the minerals to essentially punch people at rapid speeds. Lee on the other hand was unfortunate as he couldn’t dodge all of those rapid sand punches. Each one was harden to the point of being akin to that of solid stone so it really hurt. From the looks of it the sand can do more than merely just defend given how it fought back. If nothing else watching Gaara fight was giving you some ideas on how to make the pre-programmed messages that Ryūmyaku imprinted more complex and flexible. Having something like that would help fight against perceptive individuals like Ino, Sasuke, Neji and Kin. As you continue observing Lee quickly made his way to the top of the statue. Just in time for Might Guy to give permission for Lee to undo his weights.Given the battle with Tenten Lee didn’t argue with Might Guy’s request. Slowly he starts to take off the weights on his legs before fashioning them into cuffs while taking off the weights on his torso. It made for a rather huge crater. Even though it was the third time that this happened it was still rather hard for anyone outside of yourself and those who know Might Guy to get used to. With Lee’s newfound blinding speed and reinforced offenses he begins to make his counterattack. Seeing Lee moving in high speeds made you quickly revert your eyes back to resembling like that of a cat to follow. He was much faster than you recalled last time. Then again, it wasn’t really surprising since like everyone on team Guy, yourself included, he has always been pushing past his limits. With his unrestricted speed Lee was able to put pressure on Gaara. Even with the sand acting on its own it was still unable to keep up with Lee’s movements. Worst of all the countless blows and kicks easily decimate those shifting clouds of sands.
>>3641062It wasn’t long until the small sandstorm that was Gaara’s defenses was bypassed completely as Lee started to lay a vicious beating on Gaara. Starting with a swift right knuckle to the face, Lee begins to apply chakra through his arms to enhance the blow. Knocking Gaara close to the ground Lee quickly kicks him back up to deliver some more punches. You watched carefully at Lee breaking through Gaara’s defenses with each well timed strike. In spite of this Gaara didn’t flinch from the attacks nor show any sign of concern upon finally falling to the ground.Instead upon picking himself up, he could only smile as that murderous intent start to rise. Like Lee the rest of the Genin felt unnerved by such overwhelming bloodlust. You and Sasuke weren’t as shaken up like Shino who personally experienced the terror that was Gaara. After all, you faced something far worst named Orochimaru during the second part of the Chunin exams. Be that as it may you still felt sweat dripping from your face as you observed pieces of sand falling off from his body. There were cracks all over his body. Lee’s vicious assault surely did a number on Gaara despite looking uninjured. Silence covered the arena as everyone continue to look at the disturbing sight of Gaara’s face. The sand meanwhile begin to move towards him to latch back on to him. From observation you gathered that Gaara was encasing himself in a dense layer of sand. In fact, you begin to wonder why you couldn’t get a read on Gaara was precisely because he kept this armor of sand up at all this time. Just how refine was his chakra control to pull off such a feat without rest. Closet you came to doing was the basics such as the transformation technique for days if not weeks during training. The disturbing look of murderous joy was deeply suppressed yet again by the cold and stoic appearance of Gaara. Now that the sand armor has once again covered him from head to toe he resumed his cold indifference. Countering this Lee begins to remove his bandages around his arms. Judging from this stance you knew exactly what Lee was trying to do. Saigyo was more likely berating Lee for once again being so careless to use Kinjutsus without thinking things through. Before you have the chance to say anything Lee already started to make his move. Running at faster speeds than before, Lee cycles Gaara in a violent ring of intense wind pressure. Effectively cutting him off from escape, Lee swiftly close the gap in Gaara’s defenses to make his next move. Through a swift high kick to the chin, Gaara was launched high into the air. Following after him, Lee launches forward to deliver a series of chakra enhanced kicks to weaken the armor of send immensely. The explosive power of the first Inner Gate combined with Chakra Enhancement was not doing his body any favors.
>>3641090Even so he continued his assault, pushing his body further until the sand armor was on its last legs. The speed that Lee delivered the kicks kept the sand from keeping up with Lee in order to protect Gaara. As Lee delivers a final kick, he would soon winched from the strain of overexerting himself against such a tough armor. At that point you caught something off from Gaara. Sand was starting to leave from his right face. It was done at speeds that normally wouldn’t be seen by the naked eye. You weren’t sure why such a thing was happening or what Gaara was planning.Yet it didn’t matter as Lee quickly opened his eyes again and starts to wrap bandages around his body. Gaara was helpless to defend himself as Lee swiftly binds him from shoulder to legs. The build up speed for activating the Primary Lotus was instantaneous. Compared to the one done against Dosu this was far faster and more merciless in comparison since he didn’t want to end up like last time. Before anyone could blink Lee’s Primarily Lotus slams itself deep against the ground. The force it generates from the hypersonic speeds of its rotation was enough to create a massive twister.This was truly going overkill but again you couldn’t blame Lee for being thorough. As Naruto and co started to cheer, you on the other hand continue to look unconvinced. Had Lee not blinked he would’ve notice the sand leaking out from Gaara. You started replaying the scene in your head again in clearer view thanks to using chakra to amplify and enhance your mental capabilities. By doing this you were able to see precisely why you were paranoid. Gaara managed to surprise your expectations by converting his body into sand and leaving a shell of himself in his place before Lee could finish the Primary Lotus. After coming to the conclusion your feline eyes glance towards the side while Lee was catching his breath from finishing his attack. Gaara was reforming his body. You wanted to speak despite the looming dread that currently nestled against you. Your move opened but words couldn’t come out. The phrase cat got your tongue was fitting but ironic given your background. As it may you watched helplessly as Gaara successfully creeps over Lee without him knowing.Countless puddles of quicksand started to form as Gaara was now drenched in sand. By the time those without special eyes or some form of sensing could realized what happened it was already too late. The Gaara currently lying on the ground now breaking apart was the shell remains of the Sand Armor. If there were any case that this was a horrible matchup for Lee then this had to have been it. “Well done…you’re the first person in a very long time who managed to defeat the Second layer of my ultimate defense. For that you have my praise and respect.” Gaara smiled, making a single one handed hand seal as he reshapes the sand to that of a series of floating sand fists to start pummeling Lee.
>>3641146Although he was recovering faster than previously, Lee was still weakened by pushing himself further with an enhanced Primary Lotus. Had it been the normal Lotus then chances are even with the chakra enhancements he would be feeling next to no physical strain on his body. For Lee this was rather unfortunate for him to be put in such an unfavorable position. Leaving Gaara the perfect chance to explain himself while attacking simultaneously. “I’ll admit that you’re good enough to bypass my first layer of the Suna no Gādo (Sand Guard) known as the Suna no Tate (Shield of Sand). More impressively is the fact you manage to actually shatter the second layer the Suna no Yoroi (Sand Armor) which is said to be as strong as steel itself. To be more frank it’s more densely compared like a steel wall so again I commend you for the amount of herculean strength needed to break through. But to generate that while maintaining your phenomenal speed with the very basics of Chakra enhancements for reinforcement…it certainly puts a lot of strain on you to pull off splendidly. Even so, either commit to being a speedster or a brawler. You don’t have the talent to do both. “Gaara lectured Lee in between the pummels as the Taijutsu specialist was forced to dodge and defend as best he can. “Isn’t it ironic? Like you I been weighted down by physical attachments. But unlike you who merely weighted down parts of your body for training. My very being has been protected by this armor of sand ever since I was a child. All to protect myself from being killed. It used to be quite draining to use. So much so that I couldn’t even effectively move. But little by little I been adapting to this armor. It has gotten to the point that it’s no different from flesh and bone as I’m no longer weighted down by it. That’s not the only thing my mastery of the armor of sand has granted me. For instance I can improve on its hardness expediently to much harder materials such as diamond at the cost of reducing my speed and mobility. But mother and I deemed such a feat...unnecessary. At least when dealing with you. “As Gaara says this, he quickly turns to Sasuke Uchiha. The two of them exchanged glances as Sasuk was off put by Gaara’s rising bloodlust. He soon turned back to Lee after noticing that his speed and mobility were slowly returning to him despite enduring the onslaught. Each one of those fists were as strong as solid granite, dense as well so it moving so fluidly was all the more impressive. “Because for you see once the second layer of my ultimate defense has been shattered. You awaken the third and perhaps the most devastating form. The Sunatai no Jutsu (Sand Body Technique).” Gaara explained, calling off his sand punches now that he saw that Lee was able to reproduce his previous speed. He still kept up his guard while the sand moved around his feet.
>>3641154“..Suna…tai...” As Lee muttered those words he face starts to turn pale upon discovering the real implication. Catching glimpses of Lee’s dread only made Gaara smile even more devilishly than before. “You’re not as dumb as I originally gathered. As the name implies I can turn parts of my body into sand. Over time I learned how to turn my entire body into sand but I wasn’t satisfied with just that. I continued to refine it further. It’s currently to the point that I can actively use it on reflex. In other words, no matter how fast you are. You won’t be able to connect your blow in time to hit me. Of course that’s not all…” Upon finishing his sentence he would disappear from plain sight. Your eyes darted to follow Gaara’s swift movements as they were similar to that of Lee’s high-speed movement. You wagered that if Gaara wasn’t wearing the guard he’d probably be close to Haku’s blinding speed given the fluidity. In a blink of an eye Gaara was already behind Lee. It only took Lee a second after blinking to realize where Gaara was currently standing. It then dawn upon him that this wasn’t the first time that Gaara pulled off such a stunt. “Without the armor of sand slowing me down I can now move much more freely. The look of shock on your face tell me you finally putting it together. It is through this form that I broke my body down into sand and moved at such speeds that a simple blink of the eye is enough for you to miss my movements. But even without that trick, I’m naturally far faster than what you can currently manage. “Gaara explained, taking the time to disappear and reappear again. Lee soon grips his hand in frustration and fear at seeing Gaara move so fluidly yet also silently. It was clear that he didn’t need to break himself to that of sand to achieve such high speeds. Yet you feel like had he done it, it would be close to instant teleportation given how fast he could break himself down and scatter those pieces before rebuilding himself at his next destination. This was really not good for Lee who didn’t have any sensory skills. He had to rely entirely on his regular senses but he hasn’t heightened his quite like yours due to his main focus being around improving his Taijutsu. You didn’t need Saigyou to lecture you for being dumb enough not to have the foresight to teach him alongside your chakra control training for him. “So tell me…whose turn is it to run with their tail between their legs.” Gaara smiled, once again appearing right behind Lee despite him turning to meet where Gaara was going to be. Still, it didn’t stop Lee from trying to hit him with a well time kick. His body was far slower as it was recovering from the Hidden Lotus. As he was now it was effortless for Gaara to dodge even with Lee’s speed coming close to normal.
>>3641158“I told you it’s useless. Even if you could hit me you’re not fast enough to beat my reflexes. “As Gaara says this he started to give a bone chilling laugh. It was getting too painful to watch Le continue missing Gaara with his strikes as Gaara continued to laugh in respond. To say that Gaara was toying with Lee was an understatement. “Stop laughing!” Lee cried out, having finally managed to land a direct kick against Gaara’s head. His joyous smile would quickly turned back to a dreadful frown as Gaara’s head reformed without a scratch thus proving his previous statement. “Sorry I can’t help myself. Seeing that look of despair slowly festering inside you is positively tantalizing to me. Desperately you struggle to try and fight against it but deep down you know it is fruitless. You can’t stop the inevitable. So you might want to surrender now if you know what’s good for you.” Gaara’s twisted smile made Lee pull back out of instinct as the sand came close to pummeling him. He was back on the defenses while Gaara continued to stand in the same spot. “That said…I have to pay you back from the onslaught you laid upon me. Just beating you up like before isn’t enough. It’s nowhere near enough for mother and me. So I’m hoping you’ll reconsider giving into the fear and continue to entertain me with your futile struggling. “Gaara spoke, licking his lips in anticipation and thus freaking Lee and possibly everyone here with his escalating blood lust. “That’s where your wrong…I do have a method to break through your final layer of defense. “ Lee remarked, calming himself quickly before putting his arms together as chakra starts to overflow inside of him. “Oh...well then. Try and use to break through that defense and push me further. In exchange, I will reward you. Reward you with the true depths of the terror that is Gaara of the Dessert.” Gaara took a stance as his Sand wheel starts to swirl violently around him. Despite this, his feet was still covered with sand.“I don’t need to your warning. But I will thank you for being willing to wait until I transform. Fred not, you won’t have to wait long. Because I’m already at the second gate.” As Lee declares, his skin starts to turn reddish alongside tremendous force expelling from his body. From training you know exactly what Lee was about to do. Out of the stupidest things that anyone has done during these preliminaries, this would definitely take the cake. >Plead to Lee to give up while reassuring him that he’s not throwing his dream away>Keep quiet while remaining on standby>Start using Seismic Sensing alongside Sensory Mode> Ask Sagiyo on what to do>Ask Kakashi and Guy if there’s another option>Other [write-in]
>>3641176>Start using Seismic Sensing alongside Sensory Mode>Keep quiet while remaining on standby
>>3641176>Ask Kakashi and Guy if there’s another option>Ask Sagiyo on what to doIf all signs point to he's fucked->Plead to Lee to give up while reassuring him that he’s not throwing his dream awayI want to believe In him, but I don't want him to get crippled or killed. Dammit Lee, for once and only once In your life show moderation. Please. You don't deserve to get shafted.
>>3641184>>3641300>>3641305“The Lotus of the Leaf….blooms twice.” Guy mentioned in between watching Lee struggling to get back up and rise to face the adversity currently in front of him. “…Blooms twice?” You blinked at mention of the phrase. As you thought about it you recall back to when Lee told you it after the battle with Team Dosu. “That’s it. Lee told me something like that once during the exams. That the next time we meet he’ll become a much stronger ninja.”“That’s right Sakura. Gaara may think he has this battle won but he is deeply mistaken. After all, those who train relentlessly like Rock Lee can surely tap into the body’s hidden recovery ability and grow even stronger with each battle. “Guy smiled at the sight, knowing full well what Lee was going to do. It didn’t take long before Kakashi figured it out alongside you once you looked down feel the sudden burst of chakra from Lee. “No Guy you didn’t.”Kakashi asked despite knowing that it was pointless when the answer was right in front of him. “Kakashi you and I both know that I did. Just like with Asuma and Kurenai. Hell even you decided to walk down this path once you understand the full gravity of what we’re dealing with. Just because we’re no longer in a war doesn’t mean we have the luxury to be careless and not plan ahead.” Guy explained, closing his eyes while holding his arms. Already he was bracing himself for the lecture that Kakashi gave to Asuma and Kurenai during previous moments involving their students. “Just like with them I don’t approve of teaching Genin no matter how talented dangerous Jutsu, especially that of Kinjutsus. I don’t know how much this boy means to you. But I shouldn’t have to tell you that we never bring our personal feeling into play for matters such as this. ”Kakashi angrily lectured Guy. You can tell by the tone of voice that he was strongly against this sort of stuff as seen with the talk during the hospital. But where he was more understanding with you he was rather adamant against Guy and his other fellow Jounin squad leaders teaching dangerous moves off the bloom.
“No matter if you disapprove you can’t deny the fact that it’s a necessary evil at this stage. You told me that Orochimaru is after your pupil Sasuke. A notorious criminal who continuously put your students at harm’s way for his purposes. Not to mention the threat that Naruto has to deal with being both the Son of Minato Namikaze and the Jinchuuriki of the Kyuubi. He can’t expect to be protected by Lord Hiruzen or the Anbu forever. As for dear ole Sakura. “Guy managed to keep his cool despite having every right to be upset with Kakashi. He didn’t have any idea exactly how Team Eight, Team Ten or even Team Guy’s ordeals. And with his reports about the multitude of attacks against his own team, it was only natural that the rest of the Jounin squad leaders would take the first initiative to protect their subordinates. His eyes quickly meets yours before turning back to Kakashi.“Well…I don’t think I need to tell you that such a pure hearted girl would do anything to protect those around her. No matter the cost or what tools she has to use to do it. Even if you don’t teach them to prepare themselves for the dangerous world they’ll entering in. One way or another they will stumble on to creating or learning such secrets.” With the way Guy phrased it, you get the strong feeling that he knows exactly what you been up to. Including wielding the Kubikiribōchō which was a rather touchy subject as told by Kakashi. He didn’t go into full details since that was a talk you and Guy needed to have at some point much like with Yugao’s discussion about your mentor’s past. “It is a Jounin’s duty to watch over and monitor the growth of their subordinates. Kakashi I know very well how much you don't want anyone making the same mistakes that you did in the past. But like you told Iruka, these are our students. Not yours. So you shouldn’t act like you have any right to judge how we prepare our students for the world.” Guy was really rubbing it in Kakashi over how he acted to Iruka who shared the same concerns that Kakashi was having right now.“…” Kakashi turned away as he didn’t want to admit that Guy has a point despite still being far too reckless with teaching someone like Lee something so dangerous. “It’s about time you stop blaming yourself for what happened in the past and focus on being there for your students now. Because if you don’t drop your pride and teach them how to defend themselves or strive for their dreams without you instead of trying to do what your master couldn’t do for your team. Then you’ll lose them or worst…you’ll end up dying and making them suffer a pain worse than any enemy can inflict upon them.” Just like that Guy managed to do more damage to Kakashi then anyone has managed to do in the past six months. Kakashi was stunned for words as he started to stare down on the ground and reflect.
>>3641419“..Fine I’ll drop it for now. Just tell me how many of the Inner Gates can he open now.” Kakashi reluctantly sighed. It was pointless getting mad over the past, especially when Guy of all people had a point. Guy respectively didn’t take this time to gloat or pick apart Kakashi. No matter what reasons he had or how logical his methods were. It was still a foolish thing to do. Just like with the rest of the Jounin proctors, they all cherished their students and just wanted to do whatever they can to help and protect them. Something that the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi would approve. At least you’d hope that was the case since he did let Naruto discover a Kinjutsu in itself aka the Multi-Shadow Clone Jutsu. In addition, you didn’t want to get into the Pandora’s Box that was your eldritch memory upon seeing the scroll. “Five gates to be exact. I been training him to maximize the first two Inner Gates since the more you improve on enduring the gates the longer you can keep them out without additional stress. As well as recover from the downsides much faster than average.” Guy explained as he starts talking about the Eights alongside Kakashi. For Naruto and the other’s sake they found themselves getting a crash course lesson about the Eight Inner Gates. Unlike them however it was just a refresher course for you and Neji. Neji who wields the Byakugan has free reign over his chakra points and limiters. Although the Hyuuga clan themselves chooses not to follow under Might Guy’s methods, they still have their own means of tapping into the power of the Eight Inner Gates in some form. For them it’s through the chakra points as seen with Hinata’s stunt. Their method traded the tremendous raw power for control and stability through finesse. Even with the prized Hyuuga body it wasn’t wise to force so much chakra out at once without restrain. Their method put more strain on the chakra pathway system than the entire body which as you personally experienced comes with its own risks and disadvantages. Keeping this talk to heart your eyes dart back to Lee. Now that he has recovered fully from his previous stunt he quickly pushed himself to open the first two gates. You didn’t need any reassurance exactly how far Lee was going to push himself to break through the final level of Gaara’s Suna no Gādo. Alternatively he could just give up right now and accept his current limitation. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the kind of man Lee was. And that’s exactly the problem in this fight as Sagiyo would put it.
>Dessert instead of Desert.Kaguya Christ Kill me.
>>3641428Gaara of the Dessert will kill you with diabetes
>>3641424To actually agree with Sagiyo meant that things were really that bad. As much as you would like to scream to Lee to call the match and give up. You knew doing that would ultimately hurt Lee more than helping him. Not that you were in a place that you weren’t be justified in doing so. After all, several of your closest friends practically put their very lives on the line for their beliefs or what they cherished most. You couldn’t help but admire them. At the same time it ate at you from the inside for keeping yourself quiet and watching them go forward. Never before have you experienced something so painful quite like doing nothing in moments like this. And yet again you chose to keep quiet and watch. That said, it didn’t mean you weren’t going to only just watch. Tapping into your “Sensory Mode” you begin to use the Seismic Sense taught by the Ninnekos to get a better view as Lee starts the Third and soon the fourth Inner Gate.With your enhanced sensory capabilities you can perceive perfectly what your normal senses couldn’t see. Much to your horror it was exactly what you gathered when Gaara made his threat about his nickname being that of the “desert.” Gaara was using his special sand to crush the minerals underneath the ground to make for more sand. In fact the surface area of the arena was just a disguise as he spent the majority of the fight making this in between fighting Lee. Worst of all, you sense the presence of another individual deep in the underground. Now you weren’t sure if it was just a summoned alley…or to your worst fears the actual Gaara hiding beneath the underground. Either way Gaara has already setup the necessary steps to counteract what Lee has in store. And…to set up his own victory conditions simultaneously. As you pull yourself from the underground you look up to see that Lee was currently smacking “Gaara” around like a rag-dog. Like Lee declared he was shattering through both the second and more importantly the “third” stage of Gaara’s ultimate defense. Gaara was unable to defend himself with the sand as he was rendered helpless against Lee’s countless barrage of attacks. Not once did Lee let Gaara touch the ground. Oddly enough you were getting flashbacks back to Fubuki of all peoples who performed a similar tactic upon you. Lee was moving far too fast for you to tell Lee exactly what sort of trap he was walking into. So instead you brace yourself for the worst.“Ura Renge (Hidden Lotus)!” Lee yelled, pulling Gaara towards him after previously striking him with the overwhelming strength of the Fifth Inner Gate.
>>3641445Combining the power of the fifth Inner Gate and the tremendous force generated by the Hidden Lotus, Lee essentially broke through the sound barrier momentarily. Allowing him to travel through the slip stream to maximize the pulverizing blow of the Hidden Lotus without resistance or defense. A move that can only be done with at least three Inner Gates but only grows more intense based on the additional gates unleashed. Upon impact a tremendous explosion of kinetic force spread across the battlefield. The sudden force caused a massive dust cloud that covered the entirety of the arena. Given this alongside the tremendous amounts of extreme pain that Lee was feeling. Chances are he wouldn’t be able to notice his surroundings due to such distractions. Again that was most unfortunate as it seems history just loved to repeat itself with Lee. The one who suffered all that damage was in fact a Sand Clone rather than the real Gaara. You can only expect that during the Primary Lotus that the one that materialized into form was actually the Sand Clone. The real Gaara chose to materialize himself underneath before making a bubble dome of sand underneath for good measure. Controlling the sand from the underground, he could continue his attacks while keeping the deception of being on the surface with his Sand Body trick perfectly mimicked by the Sand Clone. As much as you hated to admit it, Gaara was exceptionally good at thinking ahead. As well as demonstrating what a ninja should be all about rather than showing off with these flashy moves and over the top action. If he wasn’t so hellbent on tormenting Lee you’d probably find him admirable and charming. Speaking of Lee, after delivering the attack he quickly reverted back to normal as the Fifth Gate and the Hidden Lotus drained Lee of all most all of his stamina. Gaara on the other hand was unconscious from the attack as he looks like he needs serious medical attention. Despite this Hayato reframed from calling it as you notice just like you he was watching all of the fights in sensory mode. Otherwise Hayato would most likely fall to such deceptive tricks by the more experienced and/or clever Genin of the bunch in these bouts. Speaking of clever, you turned back to the ground as the solid ground that Lee was standing in was the only solid area left. Gaara was about to make his move. “You really do know how to amuse me. To think you could achieve such destructive power. You make me who has been called an actual monster blush with envy over your skills.” Gaara mentioned, slowly rising from the ground with sand dropping from his back. His face twists into a rather sadistic smile at the sight of a beaten and weary Rock Lee who could only crawl at this point. “…But how…”Lee muttered, turning back to where Gaara’s body was located as it starts to dissolve into that of pure sand.
>>3641460“Simple naïve fool. I told you once before that I am Gaara of the Desert . No matter where the terrain is, I can always turn it into a desert. So with that in mind, I can cushion any blow through the sand. Not that you were fighting the real me anyway. The one you brutalized was just a sand clone. A rather convincing one considering that like the fabled Shadow clone Jutsu, my sand is deeply tied to my chakra so it might as well be one in the same. How about the term Shadow Clone Jutsu: Sand Style for a name. “ Gaara smiled further, letting out that bone chilling laugh as he now stood on the surface again. “..Do you think this is funny?!” Lee tiredly berates Gaara, slowly picking himself up from the ground as any attempts to fight now were just a bluff. “Oh believe me there’s much laughter to be had for all. All well except for you. You on the other hand can enjoy the sweet taste of despair. But it won’t be for long since I’m the victor…your fate is mine to decide. As much as I love to kill you like I do with all my victims…I’m obligated not to. However…you be surprised at how much the human body can withstand. So I’ll take my time making you bleed….but first…let’s make sure you can’t run away.” Gaara replied, snapping his fingers as the ground around Lee started to turn into sand.Much to his namesake he surrounded Lee in an ocean of sand as the terrain durned into that of a desert. Merging from the sand oasis was a giant humanoid figure. It was somewhat deformed but from the looks of it the figure was that of a motherly woman. Of course it didn’t last long as it started to warp itself into a more demonic rendition of a mother. With Tanuki like ears and a bone chilling glare, the living sand construct starts to move her hand towards Lee’s body. Tries as he did, Lee would unfortunately find him trapped within the sand woman’s grasp.“Do you want to know how much pressure the human body can withstand before the bones start to shatter? You don’t look to be the scholar type so I’ll have to explain…through using your body.” There it was, a witty remark followed by a cruel twist of black humor. At this point the match was essentially over and you weren’t exactly going to wait until Gaara tortures Lee until he says he’ll give up. >Screw the rules and jump in using Shinsei Mahachisu>Yell at the Jounin to interfere and stop the match >Call Temari/Kankuro to tell Gaara to stop>Distract Gaara by using Anima to intimidate him>Keep quiet and watch>Other[write-in]
>>3641476>Yell at the Jounin to interfere and stop the match
>>3641476Alright controversy time. Well perhaps not really since I imagine everyone knows just how much of a monster Gaara is. Especially since he became Kazekage at the age of 15. That and I wanted to better hint at the whole "mother transferring her chakra/will into the sand to protect her." But Shukaku is the one warping that pure intentions to further corrupt and control Gaara. Lee is far stronger than Gaara...at least not without him transforming. But Gaara is far smarter and more versatile. So he render that strength meaningless through trickery and deception. Or at least, that's my intent.
>>3641476>Call Kankuro to tell Gaara to stopTemari's a bit out of it, but Kankuro definitely wouldn't like their brother to unleash this much of their bloodlust outside of the finals, maybe he knows a way to keep them from going full murderboner.As for the Jounin, they can definitely notice what's happening on their own. No need to yell at them.
>>3641476>>Call Temari/Kankuro to tell Gaara to stop
>>3641476>Yell at the Jounin to interfere and stop the match >Call Temari/Kankuro to tell Gaara to stop
>>3641479>>3641483>>3641499>>3642212>>3642445Alright I'm alive again and it seems like I got a tie so I'll probably do both options.
>>3642550Oh and I'm probably going to make the final match a special I'll cover in pastebin or google docs since I wasted enough time already. And I don't exactly want to rush an important match like this and miss the chance of furthering Naruto and Kiba's relationship and character development. Apologizes regardless.
>>3642550Slightly disappointed nobody wanted to dash right in to save Lee. Friend-zoning is one thing but this is a new level of cold indifference. This was a rather unfortunate series of events. Rock Lee who previously worn himself out by overusing the power of the gates has been rendered powerless against Gaara’s advances. To make matters worse Lee was currently being squeezed ever so tightly by the living giant sand woman. Not only was he helpless to escape but he was slowly being tortured by the rising pressure coming from her hand. You gripped the pole keeping yourself from losing control. Violent impulses that were normally suppressed by your other half were slowly rising to the surface. You wanted to stop this match without consequences. Seeing one of your closest childhood friends getting brutalize like this was pushing you to do darker things to Gaara. Killing might actually be on the table depending on how far Gaara was taking it. As your hair start to rise from the boiling tension, you quickly suppressed those feelings deep inside. Your Ninshu training was once again earning its keep against your growing aggression. Utilizing it like a strong crutch you reverted back to your normal self. Slowly you drop to your knees at the sight, desperately wanting to go in and stop him. Yet some part was keeping you from doing what you were taught by Kakashi and following the rules instead. “Someone stop this right now! Lee is no condition to move let alone fight. If he suffers any more damage in his current state….he’ll….he’ll…” You didn’t finish that sentence but your tone made it clear you feared the worst was going to happen. You were at your limit after seeing a multitude of your closest friends get hurt and endured so much pain.“Master Kakashi! Master Guy! Do something!” You turned to pleading with both Jounin who were also looking at the scene with deep concerns.“..The match hasn’t been called yet. Until Lee request that he gives up or falls unconscious then any of us interfering will be an automatic loss on his part. Gaara knows this which is why he hasn’t done any attacks that would jeopardize his life. “Kakashi explained, knowing full well that his answer would only make you angrier. Even if it was true you couldn’t bring yourself to accept it as you punch the wall with immense force. “To hell with the rules! Lee is going to end up suffering to the point of being a cripple or worse because he’s incapable of giving up! I won’t let him throw away his dream because of stupid pride.” You screamed, pupils slitting as you were done standing around and watching any further.
>>3643304Hey, I did want to but I learned my lesson, I'd rather vote for something that might actually win.
>>3643304Before Kakashi or Guy could stop you, you decided to use Shinsei Mahachisu. In just a blink of an eye your hair turned snow white and your eyes became an illuminating gold. The sudden jump in power gave you the opportunity to use Renkō (Lotus Light) to teleport yourself to where Kankuro and Temari were currently station. Appearing like a flash of lighting you surprised both sand siblings by your sudden arrive as you make your way to Kankuro.“Kankuro! Temari! Tell your brother to stop it. Lee can’t do anything against him! He won so there’s no reason to continue such brutality.” You went to plead with the older sand siblings once you apologized for the abrupt arrival. “Y-Yeah but….I don’t think…any of us will be of any help.” Kankuro muttered, turning away from you as he couldn’t see himself doing anything to help. There was a mixed of fear and dread in his eyes despite trying to make a reassuring smile. Temari held a similar face as she was downright terrified of her younger brother right now. Who could blame them after seeing Gaara like this right now? Not even Baki could bring himself to calm Gaara when he was like this. You get the feeling that the three knew something that they weren’t telling. It was enough to make you boil with rage as your white haired flared out further. Once again you used Ninshu to calm yourself down. Taking your anger out on your one hope to get through Gaara wouldn’t solve anything.Therefore, you did the unthinkable and slowly got down on all fours. At this point you threw away any sort of pride you had to make for a rather convincing bow. Temari and the others were completely taken off guard at how quick you were to plead to another village for assistance. Especially in such a manner quite like this. The amount of resolve you exposed started to resonate with Kankuro and Temari despite previously looking too scared to get involved. “Please! I’m begging you! Stop him!” You cried, slamming your head against the ground. You were practically on the verge of tears as you were willing to do anything to stop this before it was too late. Temari slowly turned to Kankuro who was looking away from you. She grips her left hand against his sleeve. Although she didn’t say anything, the look on her face was more than enough to do the job. A concern and comforting look from Temari was enough to make Kankuro twist his face in frustration and worry before ultimately screaming. He didn’t say anything but judging from his expression he was now on board with Temari as both began speaking up to their little brother. “…Gaara! Enough. You won the fight so let him go. This is far too boring to watch don’t you think?” Temari asked, trying to reason with Gaara who only shot daggers at her direction. He didn’t even stop for a second on Lee’s torture while addressing his big sister.
>>3643304Too many had voted for other things. Besides, I didn't know If we'd get disqualified by Intervening.
Holy fuck I have never wanted SOM back more than at this moment.
>>3643417We probably would have
>>3643373“Won the match? I don’t recall asking for your opinion. Besides, it won’t be settled until he pays back his debts….in blood.” Gaara coldly remarks, going back to ignoring Temari as he then makes Lee scream in pain with the flick of the wrist. Kankuro started to grit his teeth as his own frustration was getting the better of him as Temari slides down in sorrow. “Gaara! We said that’s enough! Don’t forget why we’re here in the first place.” Kankuro yelled, not willing to be gentler with Gaara like Temari and instead chose to be more aggressive. Gaara turned again to Kankuro as he looked him coldly in the eye. There was a hint of fire in his eyes that made Gaara come close to spread his sand towards his older brother but soon reframed from doing so. “If you got nothing else to say then shut up . I’m almost done with preparations anyway. Unless…you want to try and kill me again like you did ten years ago Kankuro. Unlike last time I don’t have the sentiments to hold back my bloodlust. Nor will your precious Steel Style will protect you against me. So go ahead… try me ” Gaara said, threatening his brother with overwhelming malice as it was far different compared to the murderous presence that he was carrying before. Both Kankuro and Temari were caught with the full brunt of the attack as they vividly saw their own deaths. “…” Both of them were unable to speak as they drop to the floor. You get the strange feeling of déjà vu upon recalling such a similar experience happening to you and Sasuke in the forest of death. It still wasn’t on Orochimaru’s level but it was getting rather close now. You turned from them to angrily look at Gaara who was done speaking to his siblings. “That’s what I thought…Now back to you. We’re off to a good start but we can do so much better. Wouldn’t you agree?” With a curious smile Gaara commanded the sand giant to put more pressure against his prey’s body. In all the talking Gaara had done a number on Lee’s body but still hasn’t come close to breaking his bones. That is until the sand giant started to pull on Lee’s right arm. Delicent like with a twig, the sand giant held it close while slowly adjusting more pressure on to the arm. “Just a little more and your right arm will be completely shattered. And yet you’re still refusing to give up. It’s admirable to the point of being ridiculously stupid. Or perhaps the fear has made you unable to speak. Either way works for me since I get to continue playing with you.” Despite Gaara’s constant taunts Lee would reframed from saying “I give up” and only glared at him while trying to break free from his restrained. This ended up causing Gaara to look at him rather confused at him since this was the part where most would break. This was quite perplexing but not undesirable for Gaara. It just meant that he could continue without interference.
>>3643490“What’s wrong? After all you were going to try and destroy me with that devastating attack from before. So why shouldn’t I do the same to you? If you’re not prepare for the possibility of death then you have no business being a ninja. These farce rules are a nuisance especially for challenge that has been previously paved in so much bloodshed. Only the victors deserve to live and those who lose are only rewarded with death.” Upon saying that Gaara’s Sand golem gave a bone chilling crackle upon dislocating Lee’s arm. Resulting in Lee letting out a horrible scream from the intense pain. The act alone would be devastating to experience but with his muscle fibers torn it was far worse. “There we go. We just successfully dislocated your arm. But with one more twist here.” Gaara said, commanding his Sand Golem to adjust the pressure just a little more. You heard the bones breaking as Lee lets out another agonizing scream. Everyone started to turn from watching as this was starting to get too much for anyone to tolerate. “And now the bone is broken. It’s still not shattered but it would be no fun if we jumped to shattering the bones. We want you to savor the despair, the agonizing pain and torment.” Gaara remarked, waiting for an answer from Lee. Instead all he gotten was silence as Lee was almost to the point of slipping into unconsciousness from the overwhelming pain he was enduring. “Hmm still quiet? Alright then, let’s break some more of your bones. How about your ribs this time?” Upon Gaara’s command the Sand Golem let go of Lee’s arm to go back to squeezing with both hands against Lee’s torso. Only one hand was needed for this given how massive the living construct truly was. So this must have been for added torment as multiple bones started to creak and churn. “Oh yes this is quite a wonderful lullaby. Hearing those bones creaking and popping, the blood gushing out of blood like fine syrup, the skin breaking and peeling off. All that and more and you get to experience all of it. But worry not, I’ll be grinding your bones to dust very soon. You won’t die…but by the end of it you’ll wished that you did.” Followed by a bone chilling laugh the Sand Golem proceeded with covering Lee’s entire body in her palms. Gaara once again mimicked the pose of the giant hand to add more fluidity to the golem’s movements. “STOP IT!” You screamed, feeling something take over you as your forehead started to glow. The Yin Seal was reacting violently towards your declining sense of reasoning and humanity. Before you could fall to it any further a swift whirlwind smacked across the hands with tremendous force. Knocking the appendage off completely, Lee’s body would slowly drop downwards to land in the arms of his rescuer. To everyone’s surprised it was his mentor and squad leader…Might Guy.
>>3643440Really? This Is exactly his style. Okay no, Lee would already be dead If this was him.
>>3643502“But why…he failed. I don’t understand the point in saving a failure. To fail is to lose your purpose…and losing your purpose is no different than being dead. “Gaara asked, the sand golem falling apart as he then holds his head in confusion and pain. Guy kept his distance but reframed from glaring at Gaara. He chose to instead to divert his attention back to Lee as even now he was trying to fight while being unconscious. Guy was close to the verge of tears as he holds him closely while focusing his eyes on Gaara. “Because he is my student and also because he is someone precious to me. You say that he failed his purpose but I say it’s the opposite. He hasn’t failed one bit. If anyone failed him then it would be me for not stopping this match sooner. As well….as being the one who pushed him too hard when it was better to quit and try again next time. I’m the one who should be begging forgiveness to my student, not the other way around.” Guy smiled as tears start flowing down his eyes. The sentiment that Gaara was seeing was making him remember his own family and a brown haired girl named Matsuri. He dropped to the ground in pain as his body twists and shakes violently at recalling such thoughts. “GAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” Gaara screamed. The sand around him started to violently move akin to that of a sandstorm. Quickly everyone was forced back from the surging sands as they dance aggressively against their surroundings. Guy was already on the defensive in case Gaara tried to do anything else to Lee. To his and everyone’s surprise, the sandstorm disappeared as quickly as it formed. The sand was moving back to the gourd while the ground started to harden back to normal. Once the gourd was filled and back to normal, the sand resumed to cling on Gaara’s body to reform the armor of sand. With his second layer now tightly wrapped around him, Gaara returned to his stoic state once again. “Call the match already. I won the moment he went unconscious by breaking his bones. So even if you were to count his mentor’s interference it wouldn’t matter. Or else…I really won’t hold back at that figure standing up looking to finish the fight.” Gaara muttered, knowing that Lee would probably jump at him if Guy wasn’t holding him back.“The winner of the Eleventh Round is Gaara.” Hayato announced, once again already getting the medical team on the job.
>>3643520No really who is this SOM?
>>3643571Somnius I bet.
>>3643571He ran a few different anime quests, most famously Dragonball and also Airbender quests.He had a habit of killing MC's on a whim or other characters with little fanfare. Just, 'oh their dead, that's that.' Worse than that though, Is that he'd simply rocks fall/drop the quest whenever he felt like It with no explanation. And people kept coming back, so he kept doing It. More and more people got sick of It though as he's got a bad reputation so he'd change his name to fly under the radar.
>>3643597I heard he literally went rock falls against an earthbender protagonist of all things.
>>3643568Considering how this should have been called ages ago you weren’t happy at it finally happening. The damages that Lee received weren’t crippling but it didn’t take away from the fact he was going to be bedridden for a long time given the accumulating injures. Quickly you used Renkō to teleport yourself from the stand on to Lee’s current location. Before you made you walk towards him, you turned back to Gaara who was about to leave.“…Why did you stopped. For someone who was so adamant in trying to break him. Something like a little interference doesn’t strike me as a good enough motivation for you.” You questioned him. Although your attention should have been entirely on Lee, this was a rather complicating problem that you wanted answers. Depending on how Gaara answered would decide how you would respond. “Because there’s no point in it anymore. Mother and I have deemed it unnecessary to continue. I used far too much chakra playing with him. That said…if you want fight I’ll be more than happy to oblige you. You who can’t help but butt into other people’s life like a noisy cat. You’re almost as annoying as that cowering blond shinobi on the other side of the balcony. The sight of him is positively pathetic and ruined my mood. “Gaara started at you, noticing the hostility in your very presence. A familiar feeling to him as it was enough to motivate him. That said, Gaara kept himself from attacking and waited for your answer. His attention swiftly turned to Naruto who was paralyzed with fear. Not that any of the other Konoha Genin that remained did any better but it was especially impressive on someone who was unnerved by Orochimaru. Seeing such a sight resulted in Gaara turning his head in disgust. His eyes darted back to lock stares with you. To say you were as mad as you were with Haku during Sasuke’s “death” was an understatement. No, you were close to your breaking point as your right eye turned magenta and your sclera was pitch black. Anima was starting to seep in as you were filled to the brim with violent impulses. “Just one word of advice before you decide. If you were to fight me now it wouldn’t be a match where the adults would get involved. So if anything that were to happen there….no one would be held responsible for your strong desire…to die.”>Take Gaara on his offer and fight him>Retain your cool and suppress Anima’s influence. >Focus on healing Lee and ignore Gaara>Defend Naruto>Use Ninshu to peak into Gaara’s heart >Other [write-in]
>>3643606>Retain your cool and suppress Anima’s influence. >Use Ninshu to peak into Gaara’s heart >Focus on healing Lee In that order
>>3643596>>3643597>>3643603Well I don't pointlessly kill characters with little fanfare. This isn't one of those quests. Death might be a possibility but I only save it for when the story is logically pushed to that point or you have a good enough motivation to kill.And I'm in this until we reach the end of Naruto [Some of Boruto aka Chapter 700+] . So I have no intention of quitting so long as people want to continue this wild ride.
>>3643606>>Take Gaara on his offer and fight himThere, now we can see how far our plot armor can take us.
>>3643603He did. I've been In the thread three times when he killed the protagonist, once an anon was arguing with him so he quite literally rocks falled the protagonist In the earthbender quest, and In the other two he had used different names so we didn't know who he was until after the fact. Once a nuclear blast destroyed the world with no warning, and In the other the protagonist was simply swallowed up by reality and died In the middle of travelling.
>>3643616Ah, I didn't think you were Sage, don't worry I have faith In you. I was worried about lee but It looks like he got off a bit lighter than In canon, which Is good.
>>3643615I’ll go with this.
>>3643629On his own Lee will make a full recovery in a month. Now if Kabuto or Tsunade heal him it would be at least a week. But don't worry, I have no intention on crippling Lee. Especially when that subplot ends up going nowhere. Or adding to the conflicting "Failure" subplot that Lee introduced.
>>3643647In that case, he'll be ready for the Konoha Crush. I was actually Interested In training with Kabuto, now that seems even more enticing If he could give Lee a quick treatment before we go. I would gladly sacrifice some time away to help lee recover quicker, even If It's just a day or so.
I'm really tempted to extend the time frame to a month and two weeks or two months to properly settle everything before the finals.
>>3643729I mean, that just opens up more doors for all characters Involved, not just us. I'd be all for It.
>>3643615>>3643659>>3643683>>3643635There it was. That last trigger needed for Anima to begin taking over. By showing no remorse for his actions to the point of egging you on to fight him. You found yourself taking the bait. Dropping down to your knees you let out an agonizing scream of hatred and sorrow. Tremendous rage currently flows through you as the diamond symbol on your forehead started to glow. It gave of a subtle glow as deep shades of magenta. The pitch black sclera that claimed your right eye was starting to spread to your left eye. Your teeth begin to lengthen as they become more ferocious. Followed by your fingers and toenails sharpening into claws, you felt a familiar change start to befall upon you. In between your savage changes there was the constant internal struggle that was taking place inside. The constant stress mixed with the rampant violent impulses was giving way to Anima’s awakened. Weakness of will was a strong benefactor but there was another reason why Anima has partially awakened. Whatever the reason matters not for you now. What has your attention is the burning desire to rip Gaara to shreds. As a result, your humanity was fighting against the transform with everything it has. Easier said than done as you weren’t in the best of shapes to overcome this. Constant headaches followed by painful pulsation, you were driven into a rising frenzy. The white hair from Shinsei Mahachisu begin to take an unforeseen change. From snow white to jet black you were undergoing another metamorphosis. Power begins to surge inside of you as Shinsei Mahachisu was strengthened further than what you were currently capable of producing. Simultaneously chakra started to flow from the seal without invoking the full transformation of stage one. Two raging forces that should be tearing each other apart was blending into one another. Synchronizing with the rhythm and overall flow of the other, a new possibility was born. Of course you wouldn’t be aware of any of this due to the unyielding rage that was flowing through you. You take a moment to look at your hand in your twisted state. Blood continuing to rise alongside your chakra and body temperature. Adrenaline starts to pour inside of you, stimulating your body as the fury within worsen. As swiftly as it came however, it would start to fade. Mostly thanks to a lingering thought in your mind, you begin to calm yourself down. No matter how pissed off you are, deep down you knew to not let Anima have its way with you. The berserk state that was rising to the surface soon returned to slumber. With your hair returning to normal you find yourself leaving the Shinsei Mahachisu state alongside the remnant of Anima’s influence disappearing. Against all odds you managed to keep yourself together and avoid the worst case scenario.
>>3643999Holy shit satan supports Anima/Berserk Sakura. End of days joke
>>3643999That said, who knew how long this would last. You didn’t need anyone tell you just exactly what Anima was doing to you. Having fully transformed once the enzymes merged with your cellular makeup. The prolonged exposure was more than enough for your body to adapt and be influenced by the alien substance. Storing the power inside and encoding the enzyme thus stimulating a similar effect. Never before did you curse your chakra absorption capabilities and adaptive regenerative properties quite like now. Therefore, the trigger for Anima was now directly tied to your emotional state. If you weren’t careful and keep your state of mind in check. Then there was a good chance of you relapsing and reverting back to Anima. Jury was still out on rather or not if the Yin Seal was still needed to trigger it or has it evolved to the point that it didn’t need an outside source anymore. Although you really shouldn’t do this you use the brief glance against Gaara to use Ninshu to peak into his heart. What you were met with was not something from the faint of heart. Memories start to flow into your mind in rapid speeds. You weren’t sure if it was due to your own freak out and previous sensory abuse that amplified your Ninshu sensitivity or the sheer density of chakra from Gaara made it easier. Or there was something else at work that you couldn’t perceive as of now. Regardless, memories begin to overflow your mind as you look into Gaara’s life. Fragments of a once timid and warm boy driven by tragedy and betrayal has ended up shaping him to the monster that stood before you.Without even realizing it you started to shed tears. What is this…. What are these memories flowing into my head? I…I can’t… You quickly clinched your head from the sensory overload. Gaara meanwhile decided to disappear in front of your eyes now sensing the murderous intent from you now vanished. In your current state you couldn’t stop him. It was for the best since you got the feeling there was more to this story than you realized.Right now you forced your way to help Lee. Even as you are now it didn’t take long before you reached his unconscious body. Without arguing with anyone you immediately preformed the Mystical Palm to repair Lee. Upon making contact you saw the severity of the damage done to his body. His right arm’s bone was fractured. It wasn’t as severe as you thought but it was still cause for alarm. The only other fracture was around his rib cage. That still left the muscle tear and internal damage that he suffered.
>>3644035None of this was crippling to his role of being a ninja. And yet it didn’t change the fact that Lee was in critical condition. Trying your best to be careful, you exert as much chakra as you can feasibly give to heal Lee of his injuries. Despite using Renko two times, you still held a lot of chakra left. Naturally you gave almost all of it to repair Lee as best to your medical capabilities. It wouldn’t be enough for a full restore, but you did manage to get him out of critical condition and restricted his broken bones and tissues back together.This was your current limit for medical ninjutsu skills. Rather expected considering that you only have like six months of teaching in between your other obligations. There was no time to complain about it but some part wished you were like Mr. Kabuku who could effortlessly repair such damages and do modifications on Hinata like it was nothing. Once Lee was taken by the medical team you slowly picked yourself up to walk back to the bleachers.“Hey Sakura! Hold on.” Guy called out to you, trying to stop you from returning to the bleachers with your friends. You slowly turn to him not saying a word, giving him the chance to speak up. “I want to thank you for helping Lee. Words cannot express the gratitude I truly have towards you. So let me personally thank you by the only way I know how. “Without hesitation, Guy ended up kneeling down on all fours to give the highest form of honor and respect to you. It really caught you off of left field as you looked at everyone before turning back to Guy.“N-No really it’s nothing. You don’t need to bow to me. Lee is someone who I considered to be a close friend. But even if he was some stranger…I’d still couldn’t bring myself to just stand around and do nothing. Although I don’t think I did a whole lot with the healing. “You replied, practically blushing over by the eccentric apology from Guy. “No I insist. In fact, hearing your words just now make me even more grateful to your kindness and pure diligence towards others.” Guy replied, slamming his head against the ground to the point of causing a noticeable crater. You almost backed away, feeling rather queasier over this. You soon gripped your hands and closed your eyes before continuing. “Okay! I get it you’re really thankful. Jeez you don’t nee…” Before you could finish your sentence you felt a sharp pain against your chest. Quickly you grasp against your chest to hold yourself together. Strangely your breaths start to become more rapid as they begin to accelerate. “Sakura? Sakura…SAKURA!” Guy called out, noticing that you were about to drop to the ground. His voice was fading as it was getting harder to hear him. Quickly he catches you before you hit the ground.
>>3644050Everything around you was starting to go dim while your breathing continued to rise. Obvious to everyone around you, it seems that you were hyperventilating. Considering all the stressful experiences you were undergoing from the preliminaries combined with the aftereffects of Anima and the sudden overflow of Gaara’s memories. It was more of a surprise that you didn’t break down sooner from half of it. ” Gaara was right…you really are a noisy cat. Not only have you been overusing your senses to follow each and every one of these fights. You continued to overwork yourself despite coming from a fight that pushed you to your current limits to net the win. And let’s not forget the mental strain accumulating from just watching your friends do stupid shit and put their lives on the line for dumber reasons. And that’s not even considering the sheer stupidity you demonstrated by overusing and abusing Ninshu. It’s no wonder why you’re losing to your impulses much less Anima.” A familiar voice echoes across your head just moments before you blacked out. The memories from Gaara swirled upon you as you broke down from essentially living out his most painful memories. By the time you awakened, you were once again in a familiar place. It was the hospital room. You didn’t need any doctor telling you precisely what has happened. You spent the remainder of day and night sleeping in the hospital bay due to your panic attack. From the flowers and note on the bed you gathered that there has been people here. Slowly you open the note to read that it was from Kakashi. He gave a brief rundown to you that Naruto has passed the preliminary round and was heading to the finals alongside you and Sasuke. The finals were to be around two months to be precise. It was mainly due to political reasons as the Damiyos needed time to prepare and there were those who needed medical care among a bunch of other reasons that Kakashi skimmed over. What mattered to you now was that you have two whole months to prepare and there was a lot of baggage to unpack. >What do you do for the next two months?
>>3644064Well definitely get Kabuto’s training.
>>3644064(Now we finally come full circle with Saigyō's warning with Ninshu. As one door closes another one opens. And this is one hell of a door to open.I'd like to apologize for the slow down and the fact that Naruto's fight will have to be an omake/ova. I plan on making the third round try and move much smoother compared to the meatiness that is the preliminaries. Though with the hardest part now over, it'll be smooth sailing towards the Konoha crush arc. )
>>3644064And now we fucking know why you don't overdo it with the cat senses. I knew there was something that would fuck up as a result of this but people were being pushy on this for some odd reason. Metagamesplaining: Next time think on why SOSP would be constantly asking if you want to use something despite the seeming lack of issues.The extra month is gonna give us the leeway needed to accept Kabut- I mean Kabuku's training. We want to help our friends the best we can after all right? Right. Best start on that Medical Ninjutsu.We need to learn how to control ourselves, and what better way to start then this?
>>3644080Clearly we just need to abuse cat senses until we can keep them on all the time. We'll turn Sakura into a real catgirl yet!
>>3644064I think most people want to do the kabuto training for the 1st month and then go straight into the hiruzen training
>>3645259I feel like it depends on how long it'll take.Just like how my one month plan on developing both of our Elemental Releases, Chakra Control, Kenjutsu, Battle Sense and Shinra Banshou (And some stamina) all in one fell swoop became a thing, it wasn't until SOSP mentioned how much time was necessary for a good chunk of those goals to get a good time estimate.I would say it's probably about Fourteen days until we can get a reasonable amount of mileage out of him. We might be able to squeeze in a bit more in-between. Maybe some much needed SOL after the drama train of the exams.
Speed training to put us on par with Tenten would only take a week.
>>3645477Speed is a meme. Stamina and Defense is where it's at.
>>3645483It really isn’t. Fourth Hokage wasn’t the only flee on sight ninja for nothing.
>>3645643>Flee on sight>VS a SpeedsterThat's how they getcha.Jokes aside, Sakura doesn't really benefit that much from going ham on speed. SOSP has already established that she would most likely do better with stronger senses and no-selling potential.Though to be fair if we do happen to fight Temari, we're gonna need a bit of speed to get out of the way of her Typhoon Release's heaviest blows
We should still train speed even if it's not our main stat. Reflex and reaction can only go so far, especially when you're slow.
Give me a list of what you want to do with Kabuku and I'll give you a time estimation of how long it'll take.
>>3645751Also you are right since even without FTG he's stupidly fast. And he doesn't even need Body Flicker even though I'm pretty sure he's just as good if not better than Shusui.
>>3645917Medical jutsus theory and practice from the perspective of a master.Getting good with our kinjutsu.
>>3645917i assume most people want to work with anima and medical shit
>>3645988We don't know if he can help us with our Kinjutsu/Fuinjutsu/Former Juinjutsu is my issue with that latter part.We're honestly at the mercy of Kabuto to reveal what he wants to reveal by training with him.He's definitely a help with Chakra Control and Medical Ninjutsu though.
>>3645988>>3645994Working by them side by side I can estimate 2 weeks total, 3 if you want to squeeze some additional stuff in in between.
>>3645999Satan agrees, chakra control is very important. And it's mostly to gauge if you really want to spent the month with Kabuku which he would make it worth it. But again, you guys are are min-maxers so I'm mainly gauging on interests.
Honestly surprised that nobody is suggesting going back to the ninsou in the fire temple for help.Going to wait a while longer to see any suggestions from others given timezones before I start covering your training.Do you want the info done by day by day or week by week?
>>3646694I would say week by week to keep the pace up
>>3643520SOM hates Naruto. Also he never had posts that long, thank God.
Feels like I'm attracting all sorts of people today.
>>3646694Week-by-week.Alright, here's a rough spread of a training calendar, I invite you anons to write something better cuz' I'm not in a state to think too hard about this.>3 weeks training with Kabuku>1 week of battle sense/kenjutsu training>1 week of Ninshu in the Fire Temple>3 weeks of equally given time of Shinra Banshou, Shinsei Mahachisu and ANIMA with Hiruzen.I know people don't like the idea of messing with Anima but now that it can get activated without us wanting it, it's kind of necessary.
>>3646991I'll second this.
>>3646991>>3647025>1 post by this ID>1 post by this IDIt's not what it looks like!
>>3647033Bump to prove I'm not a samefag.
>>3644064>>3646991I'd like to put In my own two cents.>4 weeks training with Kabuku>4 weeks training with Hiruzen.Both of these people will for obvious reasons be unavailable after this time period and both have substantial things to teach us. We need absolutely every bit of time we can get with them.We can do physical training with both of them so we aren't left behind and we can do Ninshu and Kenjutsu stuff In later training weeks.
>>3646991Yeah you're right, we can't exactly avoid working on Anima at this point in time, and I don't think I can dispute much about the training with Kabuku/Kabuto.>>3647359However I cannot agree with going all in like this. Metagaming aside we have a good reason to go to the fire temple, and some Kenjutsu/Battle Sense training with Hayate who will also die let's be real. or Yugao is going to allow us to have a certain trick up our sleeve during the last part of the finals.What's mostly worrying me is the lack of break days, we've just been chewed out by Saigyo on overworking ourselves.
>>3647374Can we not just have Kakashi seal us like he did Sasuke, or did he already do that and I missed It somehow?Because If he puts the evil seal on us It becomes much easier to manage.
>>3647378Our Yin Seal was working rather similarly to the Evil Sealing Method which means it's actually a matter of willpower. Berserk Sakura is responding to emotional stimuli and is trying to willingly activate as a result is my guess on why it's not working correctly. So we really can't do much about it outside of learning self control methods.Not to mention it's designed for Juinjutsu and not one converted into a Fuinjutsu, it's unlikely to work as intended.
>>3647374I'm going to do you guys a solid and tell you right now Hayato isn't dying this arc. Aside from the fact that the Yugao revenge subplot goes absolutely nowhere, I don't want it taking away from the big life changing event that's to come.That doesn't mean I don't have plans for Hayato and Yugao. Far from it.
>>3647388Huh. Huuuuuuuh. That's actually fair.I still support some Hayate training, but this is actually good to know.
>>3647383Good Guess going to wait a little bit longer to give anons such as orange and dark blue one their chance to speak. Otherwise I think I got my answer on what Sakura will be doing for these two months.>>3647374Pretty sure you be taking routine breaks in between training. Might not be full days but rest is still important no matter what form it is.
>>3647456It might change if Tsunade is added to the equation, but with the introduction of Kabuku/Kabuto it got a bit complicated to add the possibility of learning from her early.
>>3647359I’m going to go with this.
>>3647547If a strong enough desire to learn from Tsunade early is still present even with the introduction of Kabu then I will make it so in exchange for you telling me how this would change your workout plan. Personally I feel this works better but I'm not adamant on keeping it this way
>>3647579I feel like this is much easier from a writing perspective too, but I gotta make sure everyone's options are in order.
Seem like everyone is settled for this >>3646991Rip >>3615878
>>3649029I still prefer the other one its just no one else wanted it
>>3649029Sadly circumstances changed so that we had to focus on Anima alongside our Chakra Control.We might be able to get similar results but my ultimate plan will have to wait until after the Konoha Crush arc. Or during if the situation calls for it. Depends on how good our Earth and Water release control is.
>>3649073You might get your chance depending on what the plan is.
>>3646991>>3647025>>3647045>>3647374>>3647439With two months before the final stage of the Chunin exams you started to plan out your schedule. Of course it would be easier if you knew precisely who you were fighting at the Final Phase. The more you thought about it the more it made sense the finals were structure like this. In a real battle the tides of conflict are always ever changing. Today’s allies could be tomorrow’s enemies. Not only was reconnaissance was important but so was preparation. Again this was just another test to see how well you can operate on your own against such adversities without guidance. For you there was no need to gather more intel. You already did the first step by watching all of those fights closely with your heightened cat-like senses and eldritch memory. Sure it may have caused immense strain but nothing ventured nothing gained. Therefore, with the information you chose to spend the entire two months improving your current capabilities and expand on what you can do. With opponents like Kin Tsuchi there was no room for error. Even now they were most likely using the information gathered from the preliminaries to make their next move. As much as you wanted to spend time with your Team it wasn’t a wise thing to do. All you could do for them was believe in their strength to tackle the finals without your influence. You got your own adversities to deal with. Speaking of adversity, you pulled out the scroll and made contact with Mr. Kabuku. You didn’t need anyone to tell you that despite your medical talents there was always room for improvement. Especially when it seemed like your friends and teammates always wound up in such dangerous situations. If such things were inevitable then you were going to be there to make sure that they can get back up for another day. Before you focused on yourself there was one more thing that was more important. You managed to convince Kabuku to operate and heal your remaining friends in the hospital. Without any complain Kabuku effortlessly healed and improved Rock Lee, Choji Akimichi, Ino Yakanaka, and Kiba Inuzuka just like he did with Hinata. Although he did some additional conditioning on the Hyuuga Princess for added safety. Of course he used this time to teach you about the human body as he shares his vast wisdom and accumulated knowledge with you. Though you weren’t keen on talking about your friends like they were practice dummies.
>>3650257Still, seeing his work in action in between his teachings gave you a much better understanding of the human body if not living organisms in general. In addition, you began to improve on your medical jutsus theory and practices under Kabuku’s guidance. Naturally you listened closely to Kabuku’s wisdom, coming to really appreciate learning from a true master in the art. Once finished with his friends you find yourself accompanying Kabuku to a well secluded location for your training. Of course you left a note to your family and Fu about your trip to avoid causing alarm. Putting that aside you were motivated to learn everything you can from Kabuku as your strong enthusiasm continued to charm and amused Kabuku. They didn’t call you Miss Fundamentals for nothing. On the first week of your two month long training program you focused on the basics. Through Kabuku’s influence you spent days further improving your medical knowledge and refining your skills. You who started off with being self-taught ended up blossoming drastically under Kabuku’s teachings. Not only did you learned how to heal more effectively but you were also capable of extending your chakra aka the medium for your healing techniques to mid and long distances. Added with the pinpoint precision and refinery, your healing skills begin to soar to new heights. Complex operations and advance forms of restorations were now possible for you. In fact you found yourself now able to treat and heal illnesses among other advance medical procedures. Even using the technique without hand seals has now become a possibility for you. Although you haven’t mastered it where you could do it on to others as of late. Stabilizing and preforming crucial acts of extracting aliening substance in mid combat were just one of many medical practices you learned from Kabuku. As a byproduct of your medical improvements so too did your skills in chakra control and chakra transference greatly improved. Knowing how to properly wield your chakra more effectively and adjusting the flow naturally affected your other arts. To be a more efficient medical ninja, Kabuku made you undergo additional training methods to further refine such skills. Improving your chakra control natural also brought further progression with advance chakra control techniques. Though the most important for you was Chakra Enhancement and Shinsei Mahachisu. One thing you weren’t expecting was Kabuku teaching you how to weaponize Medical Ninjutsu. In retrospect it makes sense that the knowledge of medical ninjutsu would lead to such practices as making drugs and poisons to counteract the human body. While it was always on the table you never really considered using such applications. At best you dived into how to counter them. However, Kabuku took it one step further by showing you how to use the Mystical Palm technique in multitude of different ways.
>>3650384Delayed healing and chakra transference to fluctuating a person’s fighting capabilities based on one’s preference. Overloading the body with chakra to interrupt and disrupt bodily functions such as circulation, reopen past wounds be it physical or mental, forcibly damaging the body through cellular manipulation including killing cells via over-replication Even reversing the healing power to the point of decay. It was astonishing if not terrifying the amount of skills and applications Kabuku demonstrated through such weaponized tactics. Naturally in between training you asked what Kabuku experienced to motivate him to such extremes. Which he responded by telling you the story about how he was a victim of war. It was through such causalities and boundless suffering that he developed medical ninjutsu to save lives as well as take them. Although hearing his story was tremendously dark, Kabuku was quite humane as he showed no sign of taking pleasure in killing. There were a lot of rationality and reasonable logic in Kabuku’s lessons as he explained the sheer importance of medical ninjas. Still, there was some part of you that didn’t want to use these tactics unless you truly have to. The purity in your heart kept you from truly embracing such ideals. But you still acknowledged and valued the worth in it considering that such rationality was more natural than the pure hearted idealism that you continued to keep close to your heart. You didn’t change your opinion of Kabuku as you continued to learn how to use medical ninjutsu offensive and defensive purposes.>Continue improving your healing capabilities and chakra control >Ask to learn more about Kabuku’s body remodeling skills and/or to be remodeled by Kabuku.>Learn bio-chemistry for such feats as poison making and drug creation among other skills> Polish your Chakra Scalpel skills further through Kabuku’s teaching and Kenjutsu >Ask about Chakra Threads and how to control the body through chakra>Other[write-in]
Sorry for the word salad. I took it into consideration that if given the chance you'd ask Kabuku to help fix your friends before going to train. And if he trained you how to weaponize medical ninjutsu that someone of your current alignment would question the morality of it/try to learn some of Kabuku's past to rationalize it.The next weeks will be more streamlined since people don't think people want to read precise info dumps during grinding.
>>3650394Also to the one anon who wanted a signature technique outside of Cherry Blossom Clash [which I am trying to make it more than just you punch really good due to Chakra enhanced strength]. Well here you go. It isn't far off to what it can actual do in canon and the novels. Still, you can rejoice alongside the Stone of Gelei anon since he lucked out that the entire second movie if not most Naruto movie's plot devices and adversities can literally be translated as "Nature Chakra but not officially."
>>3650389>>Ask to learn more about Kabuku’s body remodeling skills and/or to be remodeled by Kabuku.Now this is real podracing. Tho I'm not sure if it'd be wise to let Kabuto mess with our body
>>3650394It's fine, I was hoping he would help our friends anyway.>>3650389>Learn bio-chemistry for such feats as poison making and drug creation among other skillsWe can polish the skills we've learned later, let's open up an entire new branch with a ton of versatility and potential.
>>3650394Just to ask, are we doing weeks by choosing a specialty to learn/train with a side of general training each week, rinse and repeat until we run out of weeks with Kabuku?Has the first week already passed?
>>3650480Basically on all accounts. Although you can throw additional suggestions that you want to learn during those weeks. I'll even allow you to add more to the first week provided it makes sense. The first week boils down to>Greater medical knowledge,and general biology>Greatly improved Chakra control and Transference>Advanced Medical Ninjutsu application and skills>Weaponized Medical Ninjutsu> https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Healing_Resuscitation_Regeneration_Technique https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Delicate_Illness_Extraction_Technique>Improved Mastery of Mystical Palm
>>3650427Yeah no way, Meta aside having our body modified by someone else is something you don't really want to do unless necessary.Why would we even want to be modified anyways?>>3650389Here are the real options for me.>Applying Weaponized Medical Ninjutsu in order to Disable rather then Harm.>Learn bio-chemistry for such feats as poison making and drug creation among other skills>Polish your Chakra Scalpel skills further through Kabuku’s teaching and KenjutsuYou could theoretically combine 1 and 3, not sure if we can get all three in one go though.
>>3650524That's why there's an option to just learn the body altering/modifying techniques.
>>3650524Because transhumanism is awesome, the future of mankind and all that? Also this >>3650531
>>3604962Because this anon asked for it. What outfit are you getting tailored/made for the Final and Crush arc.
>>3650571If you don't see any you like feel free to suggest
>>3650531>>3650535Okay fair, so learning body modifying techniques to some extent is a option.I'm gonna vote on Chakra Scalpel since it does the following>Learning how to keep ridiculously precise Chakra Flow going under intense conditions, which helps our Chakra Control by proxy>Potential for some really fancy Elemental Kenjutsu if it's compatible with Nature Transformations>If we can focus it's precision enough, Scalpel Hairs/Threads are a possibility later on.>Did I mention we have two sizeshifting swords to abuse this to ridiculous degrees?But if this vote loses, I'll lean on learning some Bio-Chemistry. Cause sometimes you need a little more push rather then just throwing Chakra at it.Transhumanism is pretty OOC though, so let's not go down that route.
>>3650561Hey that anon was me
>>3650564Also I would like this for the outfit
>>3650389>Learn bio-chemistry for such feats as poison making and drug creation among other skillsWould help a lot with combat and training.>Continue improving your healing capabilities and chakra control Because you can’t go wrong with that.>>3650578I’d be down with using body modification to enhance the growth of our abilities though.
>>3650389>Ask to learn more about Kabuku’s body remodeling skills >Learn bio-chemistry for such feats as poison making and drug creation among other skills> Polish your Chakra Scalpel skills further through Kabuku’s teaching and KenjutsuNot a fan of remodeling our body but am fine with learning about it
>>3650561I'm more a fan of this >>3650569 outfit but >>3650564 is a good choice, the bandaid's unnecessary though.
>>3650564This does look good also think Sakura would look great in a kimono or yukata.[/spoiler}
>>3650427>>3650462>>3650524>>3650640>>3650653Now onto the second week you found yourself making more breakthroughs than you did than the last one. To be fair you were mostly building up foundations and learning more medical knowledge. So by using what you learned previously you made bigger strives. Despite understanding the practicality of weaponized medical ninjutsu, you still made changes to disarm rather than harm. It might be seen as a weakness to hold back on lethality but there was also strength in cherishing life. So there was no real answer to the choice. You took it upon yourself to learn about biochemistry and other medical arts. With this new knowledge it became possible for you to start making drugs and other chemical substances to directly affect the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes. Even making things such as Poisons, Antidotes and Military Rations Pills were now within your reach. Though it would take additional practices and studying before you start making your own drugs and other substances. Kabuku gave you a bunch of different recipes to try as you code it to memory alongside his extensive teachings.The next thing you trained upon was your Chakra Scalpel skills. Thanks to Kabuku’s skills you improved drastically in quality and applications. Chakra Scalpel was a highly advanced medical ninjutsu that required exceptional precise chakra flow to use. Even more challenging was having the precise precision to use it for combat. As a result your chakra control skills improved further in managing to keep it up under intense conditions and for long periods of time. You managed to get it down to a science where you could apply it to shape manipulation and use the chakra flow on other places besides your hands. Stuff like Nature Transformation and Chakra threads would take additional time to get down. With your growing skills you developed a means to use Kenjutsu alongside Chakra Scalpel to turn any part of your body akin to a blade. As for sharpness you developed it to the point where it could cut through boulders. With additional training you’re sure you’ll be able to cut through most materials in time. For now you settled for your improved skills and the fact you can use it with your hair and make chakra slashes. Naturally you made the additional effort to make non-lethal version of the cutting aspect. Rather than completely severing tissue, muscle, ligament, nerves, bone, cells, veins, and even the chakra pathway you instead learned to numb and paralyzed what you struck instead.
>>3650798The Last thing you managed to get the hang off during the second week was learning Kabuku’s body modification skills. You followed every instruction that Kabuku gave as he broke down how he can alter and control the body’s anatomy and its many functions. Most noticeably was the manipulation of cells. To demonstrate this you let him examined your body but he respectfully didn’t alter you in anyway during his demonstration. Considering the level of skill and precise control to achieve such skills including complete biofeedback made you awestruck to Kabuku. He was truly a genius as he shared with you that he also didn’t come from a clan. Like you, he had someone to teach him everything for him to ultimately make his own strives and breakthroughs. Meeting someone who walked a similar if not the same path as you only made you all the happier to learn all you can from them. >Focus on improving everything you learned so far>Further your medical knowledge by asking [write-in]> Share your knowledge in arts such as Anima and/or Shinsei Mahachisu for Kabuku’s assistance in improvements>Ask for some teaching/further improvement in Genjutsu>Other [write-in]
>>3650810cs2DZsZi here, switching locations for the weekend. Just putting this note to make sure the QM doesn't wait for me to post for too long.>Focus on improving everything you learned so farAs much as I would love to have some help with Anima and/or Genjutsu, fundamentals are important. Don't mind being outvoted on this one though despite the potential for shenanigans if we do get help with Anima.
>>3650868Duly noted, I always wonder if you're going to some sort of comfy living home to chill and relax after the soul crushing mundanity that is work.
>>3650810> Share your knowledge in arts such as Anima and/or Shinsei Mahachisu for Kabuku’s assistance in improvements
>>3650810>>Focus on improving everything you learned so far
>>3650810>Focus on improving everything you learned so far
Back from gardening and rest.Got some different choices and the revival of orange anon. Very good. I can probably pick the one that is winning but it's more fun to roll. Either way the improved focus will still get acknowledged even if it doesn't win.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3650868>>3650906
>>3653052Well then, wild ride time. This is going to be fun.
>>3653052Oh, you gotta be kidding me...
>>3653052I came back from the dead for this.
>>3650868>>3650906>>3651196>>3652070>>3652208>>3652208For the third week you decide to primarily train up on what you learned so far from Kabuku. Most would continue to pile up new stuff to further improve themselves. That wasn’t how Ms. Fundamentals does things. No, you believed it was better to refine and further developed the new skills and applications. After all, you who mastered the basics to frightening degrees knows just how valuable having a strong foundation is rather than being a swiss army knife with underdeveloped tools. Thanks to Kabuku you managed to do precisely what you set out to do. Not only did he give you additional pointers and tips but he helped you improved the training schedule to truly maximize your gains without overexerting yourself. Just another benefit when working under a master doctor and someone who was as smart as Shikamaru. Although compared to him, Kabuku was far more experienced and certainly willing to not let his talents go to waste. What should’ve taken an entire week to do, Kabuku made it only needed three days easily. During that time he compiled up some additional scrolls and books for you to read in your spare time in order to learn further. He knew of your busy schedule and conflicting living space. So to work around it he made a special means of communication through the scrolls and books. Again, you were truly grateful to have such a considerate and capable individual to teach you more about medical ninjutsu and the other arts. Feeling rather confident in Kabuku’s skills you decide to ask his opinion on your jutsus and how to improve them. Not surprising Kabuku managed to help you greatly improve your custom jutsus and tricks in the remaining week. Specifically the ones you had the most trouble mustering up the inner strength to reveal was your Kinjutsus. The Shinsei Mahachisu and Yin Seal: Anima, two of your most powerful and yet equally dangerous techniques in your growing arsenal. Shinsei Mahachisu was locked down but you believed you can take it one step further with Nature Transformation. As for Anima, you only managed to scrape the surface and yet it done a great number on you.
>>3653406While Kabuku goes to make a specialized drug to help with stabilizing Anima for you. He also suggested that you should transform into Anima once again. Despite having justified concerns in not wanting to lose control, he pointed out that the area they’re in is completely secluded. For added insurance he placed out special barrier tags to keep outsiders out. Like with Shinsei Mahachisu, the only way you were going to gain any control over it was through trial and error. He didn’t need to examine your body to realize the mutation that was slowly developing due to your over exposure during the first time. So this was the best way to tackle it before it gets too much to handle. As for Shinsei Mahachisu he developed a rather efficient workout plan to achieve what exactly you desired for the Kinjutsu. His medical knowledge not only fixed its glaring weaknesses but also improve it furthered. Making it the default less a Kinjutsu and more akin of a solid Chakra Flow Ninjutsu. Though it still held the dangers of relapsing into a Kinjutsu as the refine method was still incomplete and need additional time. Still, with his work around it was now possible to use Shinsei Mahachisu for really long periods without causing extensive strain. In addition, there was the possibility of adding chakra natures to it thanks to your improved chakra control and the refined Shinsei Mahachisu. It still wears you out for obvious reasons including the default chakra bleeding although mitigated.Though with the amount of research and developed, you counteracted the chakra loss with two special methods. Circulation of the leaking chakra for an infinite loop thus allowing you to achieved maintaining it for very long periods. And the other method of completely containing the chakra in your body to reach the full 100% of Shinsei Mahachisu in a constant and consistent manner. Unfortunately, like with Lee’s third to fifth Gates, it put incredible strain on your body as you have yet to fully master the completed form of Shinsei Mahachisu. Even so, this was quite the massive breakthrough for something that would’ve otherwise took you years on your own to do.>Trust in Kabuku and transform into Anima until the drugs are made>Hold off on Anima until you start taking the special drugs>Focus on Shinsei Mahachisu instead while still accepting Kabuku’s gifts>Other [write-in]
>>3653453>>Trust in Kabuku and transform into Anima until the drugs are madeFuck it, might as well go full speed ahead. When life gives you Forbidden Lemons...
>>3653453>Trust in Kabuku and transform into Anima until the drugs are made
>>3653453>Trust in Kabuku and transform into Anima until the drugs are madeCuriosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back.
>>3653479In this case "When life gives you Lemons, make orange juice and leave the entire shinobi world wondering how you did it.." That's Kabuto to a T.
>>3653453>Trust in Kabuku and transform into Anima until the drugs are maderide never ends
>>3653479>>3653493>>3653523>>3653581You took a few deep breaths to calm yourself down. Some part of you still felt like it was a bad idea but you decide to put your faith in Kabuku. Without further ado you bring yourself to invoking the Yin Seal on your forehead. Upon doing so you felt a sharp pulse striking at all of your senses. There it is, the painful pulsations, the rising body temperature, bones creaking, muscles tensing, every cell screaming from the fluctuation of power, and the surgence of feeling and impulses locked by your subconscious. You started to drool from the severe amount of suffocation this transformation was putting on your physical and mental fortitude.Overwhelming power currently coursing through your veins as your blood pressure rises. Naturally you knelled down against the ground, clinching your head as you felt your very sanity start to fade. This was the third time you transformed and even now you haven’t gotten used to it. Actually, it’d be more accurate to say that you found it easier…to lose yourself.Your sclera turned deep black, irises soon became black slits with magenta pupils. Jagged purple stripes appeared on the sides of her face, and her fangs and claws lengthened. Your musculature began to grow, hair starting to stand on end as it become rigid and wild despite retaining a flowing smoothness. Markings start to form around your arms and legs, looking akin to that of tribal markings of a wild druid. The natural chakra of your surroundings begin to flow inside of you, constantly circulating and enhancing you right down to the cellular structure.Although your body could withstand the overwhelming power flowing inside of you. It couldn’t fully handle the sheer volume and density of the natural chakra seeping inside your seal. As a result, you find yourself incapable of feeling countless emotions as well as senses such as pain. Things like fear, compassion or even mercy were starting to become lost to you. The only thing you could feel is the tremendous violent impulses seeping out to push you further. In mere moments you were succumbing to tremendous rage and hedonistic bloodlust. Coupled with your augmented predatory instinct, you became more of a beast than a human.Unlike Shinsei Mahachisu which only mimicked the instincts of animals to compensate for its breathtaking capabilities. This was directly bringing out the primal aspect lying deep with your subconscious and amplifying it immensely. Again the berserk state of Shinsei Mahachisu was mainly pushed due to stress and survival instinct, for Anima it was far worse. With each passing second more of your intelligence and human reasoning begin to fade. With the lack of intelligence and inability to discriminate between friend and foe, it was safe to consider you to be a dangerous entity.
>>3653749Chances are if left unchecked, you would most likely continue to be driven by these violent impulses and fits of berserker madness until either your body gave out or someone put you out of your misery. The worst thing about it was how easy it was for you to go into Anima. Like previously it reacted entirely on emotional stimuli to partially transform. Even though you willingly transformed, one would have expected it to take much longer than the near instant transformation that befell upon you. If you were fully aware of yourself, then you would be all the more fearful over the enzyme strongly rooting themselves inside of you. Thus causing the supposed “mutation” that Kabuku has mentioned earlier. “Grrraaaaah!” You screamed loudly as you unleashed a tremendous force of air pressure and chakra. The transformation was now complete as you currently stood in the first stage. Again this was only the third time but already your body has adapted splendidly to the transformation. Almost as if it was craving to return to such a form.“So this is Anima…truly breathtaking.” Kabuku muttered, having already pulled away to finish making the special drug but still observing from a safe distance. He quickly formed a wide smile as he could feel the constant surge of chakra flowing through you. Seem like he wouldn’t be the only one who would be captivated by your transformed state. >Try and regain a semblance of intelligence>Freely give into Anima to let you slowly adjust and regain control>Continue to resist Anima with all you might until Kabuku shows up>Dive into your subconscious and let Saigyō take over. >Other [write-in]
>>3653771>>Try and regain a semblance of intelligence
>>3653771Although oc this is a rather good example for Anima
>>3653749>>Freely give into Anima to let you slowly adjust and regain control
>>3653771>Freely give into Anima to let you slowly adjust and regain controlI'm both horrified and greatly Intrigued. Let's learn not to fight It, so we can adapt ourselves to It better and learn to use It more naturally.
I wake up to this. Imma vent, do the usual 4chan lingo by calling you all fucking retards and call it a day.>>3653771>Freely give into Anima to let you slowly adjust and regain control>Make a countermeasure to prevent you from leaving this spot in Anima mode (Pre-Programmed Self Genjutsu)Kabuku's smart enough to take advantage of this if it comes down to it.
>3653909>>3653986>>3654181Everything around you was slowly going blank due to the overload of natural chakra that was flowing into you. Your mind was slowly corroding from the backlash of power. Unlike with Sasuke with the Cursed Seal of Heaven you weren’t slowly losing your will to a foreign consciousness. Instead, you were losing your humanity as the wild and savage presence of nature energy was taking over. Less losing your humanity altogether and more it’s going into slumber as your primal impulses rises up. As you felt yourself falling deeper and deeper into darkness, you begin to device an idea.Like with the experience with the Hero Water you decide to stop fighting against Anima. Such a struggle only sapped you more of your strength and weakened you. As a result you mentally gathered up the remaining amounts of your strength before just letting go. If your body was able to survive the Hero Water and Orochimaru’s Senjutsu chakra by destruction and reconstruction until your body became a befitting container to hold the mass amount of chakra. Then you would do a similar practice with your mind to ultimately regain control. Although comparing the process from drinking the Hero Water to Anima was like comparing night to day. The refined hero water was a fraction of the Nature Chakra that was constantly flowing inside of you. That said, undergoing the near death experiences that accumulated and constant physical training allowed you to build a container strong enough to withstand the abundant flow of nature energy. Of course the primary cause that was allowing you to absorb and adapt to the natural energies off your surroundings was the special enzyme currently flowing through your body. Undergoing the constant flow made your body start to replicate and ultimately recreate the special enzyme naturally. For better or worse, these extended periods of synchronizing with Anima was changing your physiology as you become more compatible over time. Maybe with that it’ll become easier to deal with the violent impulses buried deep within without the use of Ninshu. At least not to the same degree that Saigyō kept lecturing you over such a crutch. There was no way you could run or keep suppressing such violent impulses from coming out like you been doing. Surely a new method needed to be developed, but right now you were letting it all out. Well Anima was regardless if you like it or not.
>>3654244Now without anything restraining it your body begin to move on primal instinct and violent impulses. True to his word Kabuku’s barrier kept you from leaving the forest of death where you decided to train. That said, the berserk version of yourself wouldn’t be bored. Her very presence attracted countless gigantic creatures to attack her. In response you combated the growing adversities by relying solely on your instincts. Even without the usage of Jutsus, your berserk version managed to dominate the forest. Normally your abnormal physical prowess through training allowed survival within the forest of death though you relied more on trickery and intelligence. Your berserk half didn’t need to as she was far too strong and each fight pushed her to adapt and draw forth more of her boundless physical prowess. To say that Berserk Sakura was a monster was grievous understatement. From constantly drawing 100% of her physical prowess without restriction to frequently breaking her limits to become stronger. She was living up to the name “Queen of Beasts” with her juggernaut displays of superhuman capabilities. But she was more than a mere bulking hulk as she displays fantastical feats of shapeshifting. Using the nature energy inside your berserk self-begin to manipulate the tissues to perform such feats as rapid cellular division to expand or condense your mass. As well as instantly developing the innate attribute allowing for sclerosis and malacia to harden or soften your body. One can assume that Biofeedback was how she has complete dominance over every movement and function of your body for body supremacy.Most importantly was her capability of adaption and improvement. Despite relying on primal instinct and survival skills, her combat capabilities were off the charts. Her battle senses were far beyond basic instincts as it was better compare this version of yourself as a battle harden Alpha Predator. Constant battles with the multitude of giant hordes of flora and fauna of gigantic proportion sharpened these long dormant battle senses and survivor instinct. If you were to ever awaken from your extended period of letting Anima go full out, there was a lot of boom that was to come from this experience. But at what cost would be the more concerning affect.
>>3654287Your constant bouts in the forest against the wildlife did serve to help more than just you. It provided Kabuku with additional research as well as the necessary tools to help you. To better adapt to your growing compatibility he took the time to further improve the drug he developed. Someone of his skill and talent was able to extract precisely what he needed from you while living to tell the tale. Within a span of few days, Kabuku managed to finish the drug and serum. Carefully he waited until you fall asleep to recover in order to restrain you and put the specialized drugs into you. Normally your berserk self would’ve knocked Kabuku halfway through the forest half dead with a single punch. But enduring letting her go wild for so long was gradually giving you the chance to develop and regain some semblance of human reasoning. So you didn’t fight the restrain and took your “medicine”.Upon taking it you felt the final, most painful pulsation start to creep up on you. Driven into tremendous pain you drop down to the floor gripping your head. Steam started to form from your body upon your sweat evaporating from the rising body heat. Blood begins to flow faster as your heart pounds at higher frequently. Your body went on to rapidly convulsing while bones and flesh starts to twist and bend to the configuration. Not even your current pain tolerance gave you much of a resistance to the unbelievable amounts of pain and distress you were forced to endure. The contortions worsen over time as your body reconstruct itself and destroyed itself in a cycle.All while this was happening you felt yourself coming close to a death-like state. Yet for some reason you just refused to completely slip into slumber. Instead you were half-awake through all of it though your mind was shut down back to resuming a more animalistic mindset. For the next few hours were a living hell for you. Then again, this would be around the third time you experienced such suffering. >Endure the pain without passing out>Slip into slumber and let Kabuku handle it>Take the chance to reprogram Anima while you have the chance>Lash out against Kabuku and give into the violent impulses>Struggle to speak and plead for help/mercy>Other [write-in]
>>3654306To the one anon who wanted to learn how to convert chakra into electricity, you're close to achieving that goal. Meeting with Tsunade will finished what Kabuku has started.
>>3654299>Endure the pain without passing out Pain is just weakness leaving the body
>>3654299>Endure the pain without passing out>Take the chance to set up Self-Genjutsu while you have the chance>Eventually get dragged into subconsciousness by Saigyou for a "ADVENTURE"I may or may not be taking this chance to meme a bit, but if any time would be good for a bit of introspection on our admitted stupidity it would be now.
>>No.3616496 >>No.3616666Thank Kabuto for now giving you medicine drugs to take to accumulate to your chakra reserves in addition to synchronizing to Anima.
>>3654345He's being surprisingly based all things considered. But then again this is great research material for you know who.Let's just count the things he did for us>Taught us Bio-Chemistry, so we can possibly create a self control drug if we happen to relapse and start to lose control again>Gave us a secluded location to adjust to our Berserk State>All that delicious Medical Ninjutsu knowledge and Chakra Scalpel shenanigans>Basically just helped us adjust to the Hero Water Chakra Reserves, giving us even MORE ridiculous Chakra Control due to now adapting to it.I'm guessing the AU!World where this is the Naruto/Sakura anime then KabuSaku would be really on ends against SasuSaku.I'm also tempted to call for fighting Kisame over Sasori at this point cause good lord that's some delicious pottery waiting to happen.
>>3654361You have no idea how much beneficial this entire training experience has been for Kabuto. Although if I were to throw my two cents, there's some part of him that does feel sympathy for a clanless mutt like yourself considering how much of Nonō you remind of him alongside his old naive self. Sasori isn't going to be the only Akatsuki related dynamic you'll be dealing with in terms of connection/parallels. But I do have plans for you and Naruto to meet every one of the Akatsuki throughout the story. That's as much as I'd be willing to tell without spoiling things.
>>3654361Also continue to take your medicine and keep up with chakra control training and that sweet reserves will ultimately be manageable within at least half the timeskip time, or sooner depending on how assertive you are to following the doctor's orders.
>>3654433Is there a chance of us going berserk during a fight due to anima I mean like we're winning a fight and we get so into a fight that anima starts subconsciously coming out and we start losing ourselves
>>3654441Trips say yes but all joking aside there is a chance thanks to this synchronization adjustment to Anima. Your darker/aggressive emotions are now your bane. As well as survivor's instinct
>>3654339>>3654341Despite the constant agonizing pain that you were forced to endure you reframed from passing out. You weren’t positively sure why considering anything would be better than the unbearable amounts of physical pain and distress you were feeling. And yet some part of you kept you from the sweet embrace of slumber. Maybe it was because you done this before and post-traumatic stress disorder kept you from exposing weakness. Even so, you silently started to cry as your humanity was leaking out from the primitive beast that you previously become. Kabuku took complete notice of this considering that by the first hour you should’ve passed out into a death like state. Not that he could really complain since it gave him more data on the drug and Anima. Still, he would continue to keep up his humane appearance by holding your hand. Strangely you don’t crush it despite full well Kabuku already taking the necessary steps to endure it. Such as manipulating his body’s chemistry to cut off his analeptic chemical so he won’t feel pain and making it extremely difficult for him to fall unconscious. Even so in this berserk driven state you reframed from hurting Kabuku in anyway. What you did to yourself was far more important. In order to combat your current situation, you struggled with your inner beast to cast Genjutsu. It was directly aimed towards yourself as you use Kabuku’s glasses as the medium to trick yourself. Reflecting the light from the glass gave the necessary tools for this Genjutsu to work. Soon your berserk half found itself slowly succumbing to the Genjutsu as it becomes docile and controlled. It wasn’t much but at the very least until this was over you weren’t going to let your Berserk state continue to do as it pleases. Speaking of doing things as they pleased, you felt something tugging your consciousness straight to a familiar watery garden. Whatever pulled you directly to these lands was anything but gentle. As you pulled yourself from diving head first into a dense pool of water, you find yourself staring at a familiar face. She was looking down at you while dressed in a summer one-piece bikini with a straw hat and hoodie jacket. The sunglass on her face did a good job hiding the intense glare that you can only assume she was giving before her routine snark.
>>3654482“So fancy of you to finally show up. It’s been ages since the last time we talked. How you been? Did you use the first half of the first thirty-one days well? Gee I would hope so since you only got one more afterwards before the final stretch of the Chunin exams take place in mid-September. But even if you didn’t I’m sure you did just fine managing your time and keeping your wits together. It’s not as if you purposely used Anima against your best judgment and give into it rather than wait until you got your so called medicine. You know to fight off the fact you’re becoming more beast than human. “The way Saigyō spoke gave you all the indication to know just well how much you fucked up. And she was not a happy camper. “So, let’s go over what you did for your summer vacation during the start of the chunin exams shall we?” >Admit your mistakes and apologize>Quietly listen to Saigyō’s lecture until she’s finished>Argue against her >Point out that you believed in Kabuku and knew you were in safe hands>Punch Saigyō> Other [write-in][If you got any dialogue you want to throw feel free to write/suggest it.]
>>3654483>Point out that you believed in Kabuku and knew you were in safe hands>Quietly listen to Saigyō’s lecture until she’s finishedMuch needed chewing out time.
>>3654483>Quietly listen to Saigyō’s lecture until she’s finished
>>3654483>"Actually, I'm really not in the mood to be nagged at.">Go to sleep
Tgyer, Tgyer burning bright, in the forest in the dead of night.
>>3654493>>3654652>>3654885Well orange anon is going to be happy with their catgirl dream.“Okay let’s begin shall we? First off for someone who say they care about their friends and believes in the power of friendship . You continue to show just how much of a hypocritical piece of shit you really are. ” Saigyō smiled, clapping her hands together while you sat down on the ocean’s surface. You kept yourself quiet since it was better to let your other self-speak out and list all your shortcomings before making a response. On some regards you pretty much deserved it after what was currently happening. Sure you were getting complete control over Anima and using it without being too much of a liability to those around you. Despite this, Saigyō wasn’t keen on this fiasco and you were going to let her get it off her chest. That didn’t stop yourself from giving a cold glare at her once again trying to pick at your dynamic with others. Something that Saigyō picked him up immediately. “Well let’s see. In the moments where several of your closest friends got hurt. Did you ever once decided to forego watching the exams just to be there for them? Or how about when they were doing highly stupid actions that could endanger those foolhardy dreams, ambitions and/or beliefs. You kept from saying a single word to stop them. Or actually follow what Kakashi taught you and screw the rules to jump in and save your friends from doing something so self-destructive. At least shield them from their potentially psychotic adversary. Better yet, why don’t you do more than just weasel your way from directly confronting the issue because you don’t want to get disqualified?” As Saigyo asked, you felt yourself slightly shrinking. You couldn’t lie and say that part of the reason was not to get disqualified. At the same time you didn’t want your friends to get disqualified by being reckless. And you did make it up by having Kabuku helped them before starting your training. “Now I know what you’re going to say about you bringing Kabuku to fix them up. But did you once asked them for their opinion on the matter? Now I’d really doubt any of them would be dumb enough to pass up on free healing but it’s the thought that count. Or maybe you didn’t want to burden with such worried and again only thinking about your self-interests on getting everyone to like you. With that out of the way you could train to your hardest without feeling any shred of guilt. You’re on your own way to developing a messiah complex. ”Saigyō said.
>>3654997Messiah complex? Certainly that was a new one from Saigyō, but it was clear she was not pulling her punches. And for good reasons as your real body was still writhing in immense pain as we speak. Silently you waited for Saigyō to move on to the next topic. Luckily she could read your mind so this silent treatment wasn’t affecting getting things moving along. “So I’m not going to lecture you on how you decided to fight or talk about those declarations you made with Kin and Temari. Sometimes you got to fight for your own beliefs. Even if you are a noisy cat who can’t stop budding in on others just to avoid your own problems . No, what I am going to focus about is the fact you’re willing to use Ninshu so carelessly to peak into the hearts of other. Take Gaara for instance. You know all about how he’s been treated as a weapon and harsh life that he endured for the sake of the village. Not only did you manage to invade his privacy just to see what’s behind the mask, but what exactly are you going to do with this knowledge? Do you think that you can undo thirteen years of anguish and pain? Do you think you can save him like you did with Naruto? Hell can you even fight him without succumbing to hate? Especially what he did to Lee? Also what made him special that you only do it on him but not with Kin or Temari? Or any of the other combatants?”Now that was quite the curve ball she thrown at you. Subconsciously you did manage to digest Gaara’s past or what you managed to gather from him. He was another Jinchuuriki like Naruto and Fu. It truly was a small world, but that only made things harder. Gaara was just as much of a victim but that didn’t excuse his action. Regardless, it didn’t change the fact that you currently didn’t have an answer to tackle Gaara. Could you put aside your anger if not hatred to try and help Gaara? How would you do it? Then there was the plot points you already have to deal with. So you slink down and continue to not say a peep. “Didn’t think so. God, you resented not helping Sasuke when he needed you most and now you developed the habit to insert yourself into other’s problems to fix them without thinking first. But all that pales in comparison to the massive leap of judgment you did by taking Kabuku’s training. It’s one thing to learn how to be a better medic and expand your horizons. It’s something completely different when you blindly follow everything they said without second guessing them. If this is a case of falling for a boy then I have to say I did not expect you to not be shallow and like a guy with glasses. Or maybe you’re into older men. I’m not sure if your current love interests can compete with that. What’s next? You going to reveal you have a crush with your mentor Kakashi?” Saigyō remarked, in between her fits of cynicism there was serious concern. You on the other hand quickly blushed before narrowing your eyes at Saigyō.
>>3655046“First off shut up . I’m not discussing my relationships with you. Secondly don’t you think I don’t know that? But what choice do I have. The amount of stress and anger I been building up caused Anima to partially activate. I know how each time I use it I end up finding it easier to transform and harder to break out of it. Still, I wanted to put my faith in Kabuku. He’s a brilliant doctor and chemist. Surely it was a good investment to trust in him to help fix my problem.” You argued in between trying to snap yourself out of your embarrassment and blushing. You were still a thirteen year old girl so it wasn’t that farfetched to have admiration for guys like Kabuku. “What are you? Fucking five years old! “Sagiyo screamed, catching you completely off-guard since you never once caught her actually losing her cool. Sure she was violent but you still couldn’t read her “enlightened” state of apathy. She didn’t even finished her rant out of being so upset with you. So she took a moment to recollect her thoughts while you did the same. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to gather she was doing to do a cynical rendition of the stranger’s talk with you. He was no stranger and you believed yourself to be a strong judge of character. And Kabuku was a genuine good guy. “Now back to Kabuku. I don’t exactly hate him since he’s quite reasonable with his rationalist mindset. Especially given that unlike you he experienced the hardship of war and has been a shinobi for a decade or two longer than you. So he knows from personal experience the base necessary of fighting with the intent of harm. Note how I didn’t say killing despite the fact one day you’ll have to deal with that pink elephant in the room one way or another. That being said, what on this god damn earth made you think it was a good idea to openly use something that could ultimately backfire upon you. Seriously you’re lucky that Kabuku managed to take you to a well secluded place AND took the necessary steps to mintage any potential harm you would’ve done.” Saigyō barked, coldly staring at you as you felt yourself actually intimidated by Saigyō. You couldn’t argue with that since had you transformed in front of a populated area who knows what you could’ve done. Then again, that’s precisely why you have to master Anima as soon as possible. Or at least get it under control. “Just using once has already spread throughout to your body to the point where it can willingly activate based on what your emotional stimuli is. You can thank to almost dying for the fourth time due cellular regeneration in order to survive. Now let’s imagine spending close if not an entire week in Anima? You are literally making a wooden house, pouring gasoline on it, and burning it with a flamethrower. And the house is laced with gunpowder and other explosive substance….while being built on a landmine field. “
>>3655085Despite being absolutely furious with you, Saigyo still managed to find some way to make jokes. It only did to make you rather irritated and upset with your darker self. This was suppose to be serious and you felt like she was just looking to belittle you like always.“I get it. I screwed up. Are you happ-“Before you could finish throwing your own shade of snark, Saigyō suddenly grapples you by the neck. Without warning she slams you deep against the water’s surface as it was now as solid as densely thick ice. Seems like you managed to touch a nerve. “Are you sure you get it! Because I don’t think you do. Do you know exactly what change has been done to your body?! You’re literally oozing out the enzyme that invoking this transformation. It’s practically hotwired to you along a bunch of other mutations. Was it your plan to defeat Kin by using Anima to transform yourself into an actual beast and out mimic her? Because I’ll be honest, I’m not exactly sure Kiba would like you accumulating what took him thirteen years to safely achieve in just one week. Let alone exceed it thanks to the excessive amount of nature energy you exposed yourself for so long. And that’s not even including what is currently happening to you right now! ”Saigyō screamed, slamming you across the harden surface. You tried to pull your darker incarnation off after winching from the pain. As you open your eyes you soon looked at your reflection to see your current incarnation of Anima. You looked completely savage as you begin to really resemble a bakaneko minus the fur. “Look at yourself in the face. Tell me just how exactly are you going to get out of this?! Because I hope you like being more in touch with your inner beast than what Kiba or the Ninnekos have in mind. Seriously just look at these chompers. They resemble like some sort of savage tiger or some other wild beast with fanged canine teeth. When you wake up, don’t be surprise if you sprout a tail or cat ears from the abundant exposure of nature chakra. ” Saigyo said, glaring immensely with murderous intent as it filled up the entire space. Pissed off didn't do her current mood any justice. >Apologize to Saigyō and promise to do better>Take the time to rethink how you been tackling things>Fight back and embrace Anima to overpower Saigyō>Lash out at Saigyō and berate her >Breakdown and cry while arguing that you’re trying/not perfect>Run away and return to the surface>Other [write-in]
>>3655096Same as the first, if you got any dialogue you want to say then suggest it.
>>3655096>Take the time to rethink how you been tackling things
>>3655096>Fight back and embrace Anima to overpower Saigyō>YOU THINK I DON'T GET IT! I get it too fucking well! I don't want this, I don't want to be a ninja, I don't want to spend every second of my life planning and preparing for all these little bricks I've stacked up to come crashing down, and I don't want to hurt my friends! It's so much easier when I don't have to think about these things...life just becomes so much simpler. I'd rather be a dumb beast someone could actually use for something good than this super-intelligent ball of unresolved trauma and poor decisions.
>>3655096>Take the time to rethink how you been tackling thingsIt's almost like turbo speeding through Anima was a bad idea, whodda thunk?I know I said I wasn't gonna be mad if I was outvoted, but honestly speaking I do admit it's cathartic to see how dumb it actually was.>>3655112Whew edgy, but a potential route. Not one I completely agree with going for though.
>>3655112Not gonna lie, this is an interesting perceptive to do if it wins.
>>3655169It's interesting but I felt like we already went past that "Running away from your problems" phase.
>>3655096>Lash out at Saigyō and berate her>What should I have done? Interrupted my friends battles the moment it started looking bad? Thrown myself pointlessly into the meat grinder against Gaara when the match should have already been called? And what about Anima? Is it better that I ignore it until a crucial moment and actually hurt someone? Why not learn to control it? Most of my signature techniques are ones I gained by accident. It wouldn't even be the first time I made one from something an enemy injected in me, and I made that my own! Why should I have thought that Anima would be different? Are you even capable of suggestions, or are you just a useless ball of negativity riding along in my head, looking through my eyes, and criticizing my every move!?
>>3655232I shall support this in addition to my previous vote, both because I like the rhetoric displayed and because I am an asshole that wants a three-way tie.
Poor girl need to talk this out people other then herself.
>>3655112No.>>3655232Thisand>Take the time to rethink how you been tackling things
>>3655231Exactly. Now we're In the- 'How the fuck do we actually tackle our problems' phase.
>>3655232This is a much more reasonable rant choice.
>>3655232>"Well if you have any ideas, then say so! Otherwise, fuck off!"
>>3655556I disagree with this add-on but others might want it.
Alright I live again, let's get to work.
>>3655112>>3655124>>3655178>>3655232>>3655262>>3655399>>3655455>>3655460>>3655583Pushed against the water’s surface you were forced to look into the savage ferocity that was yourself. It was only the third time you used Anima but for you this was the first time you actually saw yourself. The Imitation Beast Ninja Arts doesn’t even compared to the wild and untamed Alpha Presence and raw power that was currently oozing out from your body. Now between a rock and a hard place you once again find yourself reaching a breaking point. Narrowing your eyes against your darker half you start to grip her arm rather tightly. “Tell me…if you’re so fucking smart. Then what would you have done?!” You yelled deeply at Saigyō, it was about high time that she listen to one of your rants. “What exactly what you have done in my shoes? Interrupted my friend’s battles the moment it started looking bad? Thrown myself pointlessly into the meat grinder against Gaara when the match should have already been called? Leave my friends beaten up and in critical condition? Not try and help them become strong to the point they can pull off such dangerous Jutsus?! It was painful keeping myself from interfering even though the adults should’ve taken action before me. And why wouldn’t I worry about my standing. How can I even avenge my friends if I let myself lose my cool? Let’s not forget that would cause Anima to awaken sooner. What then? Do I just go berserk and kill everyone that hurt my friends?!” You asked, starting to berate your other half as you begin to verbally lash out. Of course you didn’t stop there as you start to grip Saigyō’s hands tightly before pushing her into the water’s surface. Tackling against Saigyō you quickly flip her onto her back while mounting on top of her. “Speaking of Anima, what about it? Is it better that I ignore it until a crucial moment and actually hurt someone? You told me to not to run away from my problems. And that’s why I did what I did. So why shouldn’t I not learn how to control it? Most of my signature techniques are ones I gained by accident. It wouldn't even be the first time I made one from something an enemy injected in me, and I made that my own! Why should I have thought that Anima would be different?! “You lashed out in a mixed between resentment and rage over the dilemma. It was only the beginning to a long needed venting session.“Are you even capable of suggestions, or are you just a useless ball of negativity riding along in my head, looking through my eyes, and criticizing my every move!? Oh but that’s right. You don’t care about anyone other than yourself. It’s so easy for you to call me a hypocrite when you don’t bother to do anything but watch from the sidelines. Who needs friends when you’re so enlightened and smart? I bet that makes it worth living in fucking solitude!”
>>3656377Upon saying that Saigo met your eyes with a cold glare. Not that you were expecting that now that your arm was resting against her neck. Seeing those empty eyes and her apathetic expression only succeeded in pissing you off further. As you stew in your growing rage, chakra begins to flow through you. It was a rather familiar chakra as your sclera begins to turn black.“…You act like I don’t get any of this and need you picking me apart to realize all my shortcomings and mistakes. Like I’m too stupid to not use this so called genius intellect to figure out the answers on my own. I get it all too fucking well! If I was truly a genius then it wouldn’t be so painful now would it. I don’t want this. I never wanted any of this!” As you yelled you started to clinch your right hand into a fist. The violent impulses were becoming more apparent as you continue to descend down your own hole of sorrow and hatred. Thus, you find yourself suddenly punching Saigyō deep in the face. You didn’t stop there, you went and throw another punch and another and another. “It wasn’t even by choice that I became a ninja. I was born with powers and talent that I couldn’t control. I only went to the academy because I thought it could help me. Looking back at it, I really wish I went to the Fire Temple instead! Being a Ninshou (Ninja Monk) instead of a Kunoichi was a far better choice. Otherwise, do you really think if I had the choice between living an average life and becoming a ninja that I would choose to be one?! Don’t screw with me!” You screamed in between another punch. To say that you were at your wits end was an understatement. You were breaking down and rather than merely crying you decide to instead take out on your frustration on Saigyō. At this state it was the only thing that was making you feel any semblance of happiness. Even if it was a twisted form of it. “I don’t want any of this! I never wanted to be a ninja. I never wanted to have such sorrowful experiences. I don't want to spend every second of my life planning and preparing for all these little bricks I've stacked up to come crashing down, and I don't want to hurt my friends! Maybe I am a selfish bitch that want people to like me. But what’s wrong with that?! People live through connections….without them….it’ll be no better than dying! I…I don’t want to ever go back to living a life of solitude! And I certainly don’t want anyone to experience the same fate either!” With one finally slam from both your fist you managed to punt Saigyo to the bottoms of the deeps in a massive watery explosion. Now drenched in water you kneel down against the water. You looked at yourself rather deeply as the chakra flowing through you slowly intensifies further.
>>3656446“It’s so much easier when I don't have to think about these things...life just becomes so much simpler. I criticize Naruto relentlessly on thinking things through and using his talents better. Or when I push Shikamaru to apply himself more instead of being a lazy bum. But maybe they alongside my other easy going friends were onto something. To hell with my gifted intelligence! To hell with all of this! I'd rather be a dumb beast someone could actually use for something good than this super-intelligent ball of unresolved trauma and poor decisions.” You started to laugh in between lashing out and coming close to crying. Safe to say that you needed this breakdown. Struggling for so long keeping yourself in check and working yourself into overdrive driving to tackle the questions and ordeals currently in front of you. Yet not once getting any closer to the answers you seek. “…yes…maybe I should give into Anima and fully embrace the beast within. Why not? I been holding back thirteen years’ worth of emotions and violent impulses. Becoming a beast with exceptionally keen battle sense is far more appealing. I bet that version of myself doesn’t have any confidence issues or any doubts. No, she knows exactly what she is, what she wants and how to solve it. None of this overthinking bullshit with getting criticized by yourself! “>Embrace Berserk Sakura fully to unify yourself and take full control of Anima>Suppress Saigyo’s presence and influence through Anima >Continue your onslaught on Saigyō and ask her to give you an answer>Ignore any response and return to the surface to make Anima truly yours>Breakdown and cry>Other [write-in]
>>3656482Third time with the dialogue choice especially since we reached the crossroads for character development and progression.
>>3656482>Embrace Berserk Sakura fully to unify yourself and take full control of Anima>Breakdown and cry
>>3656482>Attempt to pick a choice only to hesitate>Breakdown and cry>Kick reason to the Curb and detoxify yourself of the Enzyme as best you can.
>>3656482>>Ignore any response and return to the surface to make Anima truly yoursI'm sick of hearing Saigyo nag us for shit and never offering actual solutions. Honestly, I'd rather get rid of her altogether. We already have enough trauma and drama to deal with without a split personality adding on to it.Please give us an option to get rid of Saigyo. I was totally against the split personality that one anon suggested, and I think others might feel the same.
>>3656482>“It’s so much easier when I don't have to think about these things...life just becomes so much simpler. I criticize Naruto relentlessly on thinking things through and using his talents better. Or when I push Shikamaru to apply himself more instead of being a lazy bum. But maybe they alongside my other easy going friends were onto something. To hell with my gifted intelligence! To hell with all of this! I'd rather be a dumb beast someone could actually use for something good than this super-intelligent ball of unresolved trauma and poor decisions.” You started to laugh in between lashing out and coming close to crying. Safe to say that you needed this breakdown. Struggling for so long keeping yourself in check and working yourself into overdrive driving to tackle the questions and ordeals currently in front of you. Yet not once getting any closer to the answers you seek. Dammit OP. Why? That write In got one support, It got two people opposed to It, and It gets In. >>3656482Accepting Anima In this mindset Is dangerous. Think about It, accepting It here Implies we're okay with becoming violent and Impulsive. No, we need to learn how to control the beast mode, not live In It.>Calm yourself, wait for a response from Saigyo, If any. Regardless, return to the surface and focus on making Anima your own. You will control yourself, you won't let your dream slip.
>>3656493>>3656522No, don't breakdown and cry, we need to sharpen through pressure not become more brittle.
>>3656533Technically I gave you one with suppression.But if you want to flat out rid yourself of Saigyo, there's the unifying option. or if you want to be a complete edgelord you can vote to destroy her right now.
>>3656554That's certainly an option. Not a very realistic option, but an option.
>>3656549Because why the core message is you essentially lashing out and >>3655402it still has some merits. I normally go with majority rules for deciding the man factor but if I see options that don't take away from that goal or have a logical impact I try to add it for character sake.The burden of being so smart combined with a growing lack of self-worth is an interesting perspective. Especially when you have to remember that Sakura was originally put on Team Seven to develop Battle Sense and combat skills. Something that you have abundance especially now with Anima Sakura. At the end of day you're not running away, but trying to figure out how to tackle your problems. And you long since been suppressing those problems and look where it has ended up. The crossroads have now appeared to you and it's time to make a choice.
>>3656583But if that's not a good reason, ignore it and treat it as non-canon.
>>3656556You know what? Fuck it, kill the bitch.
>>3656594No. That's just running away from our problems, we'd be literally killing the manifestation of our dark side to shut It up. That doesn't make It go away, It just doesn't have a mouth, so then It festers and twists In more subtle ways as we go through more and more adversity Instead of being something we can confront head on. This Is how you end up like the villains anon, you never properly therapy yourself and become twisted.
>>3656618It's a shitty sub plot added on to all the other shit we have to deal with. We can still deal with moral issues without a twin cunt in our head calling us retards.
>>3656652Okay, I think obliterating Saigyo would have a worse Impact on our psyche than dealing with her, and thus eventually fully coming to grips with her.Furthermore If that won't persuade you, also consider how useful she Is for a combat situation. She's effectively a second mind that can pilot Inner Sakura to fully maximize the Jutsu's potential, we don't even need to be CONSCIOUS to use It. That's nuts, we're potentially always being protected, our own gaara sand shield except more versatile.I will say this, how frequently she Interrupts Is annoying I can sympathize with that. If she kept her mouth shut more often I don't think It'd be that bad at all. I don't think her lectures are actually a bad thing, I just think they happen too often. After this she'll probably take more of a backseat role for a while.
>>3656682Either she shuts the fuck up or she gives some actual advice. Otherwise I vote to either kill her or lock her up in a cage, cause god damn I hate that fucking character.
>>3656556i feel like killing saigyo would just fuck us up more in the long run
>Embrace Berserk Sakura fully to unify yourself and take full control of Anima>breakdown and cry
>>3656482>Embrace Berserk Sakura fully to unify yourself and take full control of Anima>Continue your onslaught on Saigyō and ask her to give you an answer
>>3656583Not that I'm strongly defending my reasoning but I recalled only one person flat out saying no. The other anon >>3655124 >>3655231 has interest but couldn't 100% say no or yes to it. If he wants to prove me wrong go for it.I will however admit I thought >>3655262 this guy was another person voting as well. So I'll take the F for that.If anyone was wondering where the blunt cynicism and skeptical snark to the point that one can argue her apathetic nature dances on the boarder of nihilism came from. Well I had this inspiration for it. Thanks early Canon Sakura.
We to mend all parts of ours mind. She part of it as well as ours rage aspect, a whole mind it better then many pieces of one.
>>3656493>>3656710Looks like this is going to win,but then again parts of >>3656533>>3656549 although splinted still has a shot for Anima's progression.>>3656522Though this is the real wild card since it's basically a get out of free card while having it's own objective.But this >>3656711At least the first part clinches the deal for now. But the second part does help >>3656549's second part. Decisions decisions
>>3656910I will support whatever direction you decide to take this, even if it's not the one I voted for.
>>3656910I'm cool with mergining if we become more of a snarky ass to people that arent our friends
>>3656916Since I'm not getting any other responses, I made my choice on the matter and will begin writing.
>>3656998To put In my bit, I'm fine with >>3656711 and my vote was >>3656549Embracing Anima Is fine, as long as we have a reign on our urges, not them having reign over us.
>>3656910>>3656916>>3656997>>3657009I'm still writing but I thought you should know Cursed Seal Version 2 is now in progress of becoming a genuine thing. For now mastering Version 1 is what I suggest unless you really want to brute force Version 2 into form sooner.
>>3657095 meant Yin Seal Anima version 2.
>>3656910Honestly I added that detoxify the Enzyme as best you can option because I wanted to make it TRULY our own. I doubt we could completely remove it at this point in time even if we wanted to.
>>3657095To the Anon who wanted a well built Sakura akin to Black Hanekawa and Wonder Woman, well good for you, you'd just went through a late bloom You waited patiently for a response from Saigyō despite currently having an external crisis. Not having any answers naturally drove you further into the point of insanity. With your current situation it goes without saying that you weren’t at your best mindset. Even so, there was something cathartic in finally lashing out on Saigyō. As well as finally embracing some of the constant violent impulses running through you. In spite of that, you still didn’t come close to finally tackling your problem. On that regard you would hear a familiar voice finally responding to your outcry. “Finally let it out of your system? Did that make you feel better? Give you a chance of clarity and insight to solve all of your problems?” Saigyo responded. Unlike before she didn’t reform her physical form to the surface and just continued to talk through telepathy. “Fuck you…Just fuck you!” You screamed, slamming your hand against the ocean surface in order to strike against Saigyo. It was a fruitless effort but in your current condition you felt better lashing out.“I’m not even going to respond to that. Anyway, I don’t know why you’re literally asking me of all people for answers. You done a hell of a good job not listening to anything I say. “Despite not being visible, you could tell that Saigyō was giving you the coldest of stares. Not that it was any detriment to your current state of mind. If anything you found yourself all the more furious. “Oh really now… Name one fucking time when you offered actual advice instead of just nag-“Before you could finish you felt your face getting smacked across with enough force to cause a large watery explosion. Yet you tanked it without even flinching as you listen to her words. “When I told you that your bonds will weight you down you frantically tried to prove me wrong and put yourself into greater harm as result. When I criticized you over Ninshu in order to keep you from abusing it you did the opposite in addition to continue utilizing it like a crutch instead of facing your own emotions. You repressed so much that you can fill the entire ocean with these emotions. Which of course makes it that much easier for Anima to take over. When I picked apart your reasons for caring about others and pointing out the real reason why you’re so desperate to be a part of other people’s lives. Not only did you choose to ignore it but you continued to prove me right. Every chance I give for words of wisdom without spelling it out for you. You find new ways to ignore it if not do the opposite out of spite. “Saigyo said.
>>3657516She wasn’t wrong. In your defense however you couldn’t exactly find yourself listening to someone who constantly berate and lecture you with frequent cynicism. It was a Two Way Street since you didn’t offer any real chance to hear her out or shower your darker half with kindness. In fact, the closest that both of you managed to work together was with Orochimaru’s cursed seal. “So sorry if I feel like that it’s pointless to actually giving you advice when you chose no qualm to actually listen to a damn thing I say. I almost feel deep regret for actually helping you during the curse seal and turn it into the Yin Seal instead. With how much you been diving into abusing it you might as well have let the curse seal consumed you and be Orochimaru’s puppet. At least then you can be the dumb beast but I bet he wouldn’t exactly use you for good . “ Saigyō said. “Well what you want from me! You are always so quick for the snark. Always giving out witty retorts but never actually giving direct solutions. Maybe then I’d listen to you. Just because I’m very smart doesn’t mean I can decode your venom to see the truth within your words. Seriously how exactly you constantly bringing me down is supposed to help in any way.” You said. “Because you became arrogant and conceited. The way you talked about how you lucked out with your strongest Jutsus. Surviving the ordeals in order to truly make them on your own. Do you really think that you’re special? That your unique composition make you invincible and you can toughen out anything long enough for you to make a dramatic comeback victory. Just how much self-assuring egotism are you going to spout? You’ll die for sure if you continue to be so damn reckless. More importantly, you need to stop thinking you need to control and manage everything. There are some things you can’t do and you need to accept that. Maybe then you’d stop being a control freak as well as a spoiled brat with self-esteem issues. And for the record, not even Hashirama Senju was invincible as he ultimately collapsed under his power as well. Yet I bet the God of Shinobi was far more humbled and sincere than you. ” Saigyō said. “I’ll go back to my previous statement. Give me actual advice! I literally have a second mind inside of myself that could be far more helpful than you have been doing. “You stopped yourself from putting your foot further in your mouth. You were literally arguing with someone who kept your darker emotions and violent impulses in check. Not that you didn’t have the right to complain but burning the remaining bridges you have with Saigyō was not a good idea. Of course at this point you still couldn’t care less if you ended up doing so.
This is going in circles.
>>3657536“Know your limits and do the actual work of bettering yourself. Don’t rely on the teachings of a dead man in order to keep your senses in order. Otherwise those imbalances will one day swallow you whole. And…if you’re serious about proving me wrong about your bonds. Think real closely about what you can do for those who you want to help and who you have to fight. The rest you can already figure out on your own. But if you’re actually willing to listen to my advice then I’ll be happy to spell it out for you as many times as it takes. For now I’m taking a break from you. ““What’s that supposed to mean!? “ You questioned Saigyo as you were completely caught off-guard by her actually giving advice. But you were still far too angry to let that last comment slide. “Did I stuttered? I said I’m done with you. If I continue to put up your rampant tantrum I’m going to end up seeing if I can survive by putting you in a comatose state. Now leave. You got a crisis to overcome now that I’m directly linking it to your conscious. Either you lose to your berserk self or you successfully retain your humanity. Either way, it’s no longer my problem.” With a single snap you find yourself being ejected from Saigyō’s realm. By the time you regain your senses you found yourself unable to return to where your darker half was located. There was to be some repercussions from essentially rejecting your other self to such a degree. Again you have other problems to deal with and your current mindset kept you from truly caring right now. Saigyō on the other hand just looks up back at to the sky. With you no longer in her sanctum she quickly reformed her physical body in an instant. Seem like she didn’t reform out of avoiding succumbing to her darker nature or the violent impulses that weren’t currently flowing into you. She was honestly far more tired if anything as she stares down at the blood red ocean. “If you can’t do that…then I really have to take you on your constant remarks about staying down here…and become the real Sakura Haruno instead.” Saigyō reflected, finally losing her tolerance over the entire thing. Back on to the surface world you slowly opened your eyes. It was a desolate wasteland torn a sundered through constant feats of rages. Despite the fact that you were sent back to the surface it would take a while before you actually regained your senses. The real battle was overcoming the tremendous amount of violent impulses and primal urges that dominated Berserk Sakura. You didn’t have Saigyō no longer holding back the emotions. In spite of this you made extensive amounts of efforts to counteract this. Like with letting Anima go wild, you begin to embrace Berserk Sakura in order to finish the job.
>>3657560Unifying with your rage filled incarnation was quite the challenge. It was almost as tough as actually keeping your sanity over experiencing raw natural energy from the surroundings. That said, you weren’t going to fold. As much as you told your darker half that it was so easier to not think with your super intelligence it still wasn’t wise to forego intelligence altogether. Being a dumb beast would only be practical if you could keep your humanity and not relapse. Therefore, you begin to tame the inner beast during unification. Easier said than done as the two forces begin to splint your mind into fractions. Seem like you were truly meant to experience excruciating pain after another. Each passing second made you strongly consider the option of suicide. The inner struggle you was constantly feeling was bad enough but as this went on your actual body was physically distorting itself in between remaking itself. As if it didn’t experience enough stress throughout the eight hours of endurance with the drug until it finally stabilized your body. You felt yourself momentarily losing all sense of self as your mind continue to fractures. It was like giant bestial hands were pulling you apart like some sort of ragdoll. As it came close to finishing the job, you started to make your comeback. What gave you the strength to actually make it a possibility was your stubborn refusal to let your dream die. Between that and the bonds you share with your friends gave you the mental fortitude to keep yourself. By keeping this focus you managed to put together your fractured mind back from the breaking point. Even more impressively was you merging with your berserk incarnation and dominate the overwhelming force of nature. While you couldn’t remove the enzyme from your body especially at this late of the stage. You did managed to detoxify it as best as you can with your current skills.With the last of the inner turmoil caused by Anima conquered, you fully awakened to the outside world. Slowly you placed your hand against the ground in between panting rapidly. To say you worked up a sweat was an understatement but it matters not since it was over now. Gradually you pull yourself up to stand back on your two feet. You start to look around in between recollecting on past events.
>>3657585From what you understand was that you were under Anima influence for essentially two weeks. Two weeks of battling and improving your physical conditioning and battle senses. This was a slight detour but it came with more than enough benefits to make up for lost time. You could already feel it with every fiber of your body. All of the skill and attributes that your berserk incarnation carried were now under your full control. Oddly enough you discovered this by understanding the conversation that the birds that were flying above you were saying. It was a simple conversation but you were awestruck at the fact you could now communicate with animals. What else could you do now that you were essentially reborn from being a savage beast?The most surprising sight was the fact….you underwent….a growth spurt. You were now much taller, stronger, more honed and …well endowed. To confirm this you started to examine yourself upon realization. Safe to say what you discovered practically made you speechless. You knew that embracing Anima and unifying with your berserk incarnation was going to bring forth some changes. Yet you never once consider this…transformation was to be one of them. >Look for Kabuku and get some answers>Practice activating Anima and seeing how much control you have>Go back home and get some new change of clothing>Try out talking to animals>Take the time to continue Strength and Stamina training>Other [write-in]
>>3657586This took far longer than I originally wanted. But it's done now and we can go back to using the remaining 41 days for training. But now you and Jugo have a lot in common once you eventually meet him. So good on all of you on wanting to make Anima truly your own and keep your reign. Cause there's still the threat of Version two and how this new merger has affected your sense of self.
>>3657596Also assumed you broke down and sobbed before eventually getting your shit together once the ordeal was over. I didn't want to railroad this any longer than I already have.
>>3657586>Go back home and get some new change of clothing
>>3657586We just merge with saigyo?>Go back home and get some new change of clothing
>>3657602You merged with your berserk self. Saigyo is currently awol/inactivate for now.I know red anon will be most happy with that.
>>3657605Oh fuck that's gonna bite us in the ass
>>3657609Quite but no time to worry about the future.>Can now communicate with animals Can dominate/charm or frighten them with Alpha Presence>Upgraded Physical Prowess to Legendary Stupid Brothers tier in base form>Can now reach higher levels of physical prowess through anger/aggression.>Can now siphon natural chakra. [Still not in at the stage of Senjutsu and puts you at risk of violence the more draw and/or prolonged exposure.] >Can now actively absorb chakra and heal without any input through physical contact. >Can heal others with transferred chakra>Currently working on partial transformations outside of Anima [think Kawaki/Jugo] >Default Senses upgraded substantially >Can inject the Nature Energy absorbing enzyme onto her through body fluid/biting
>>3657586>Go back home and get some new change of clothing>>3657633Worth it.
>>3657633We can make others go nuts now nice
>>3657641>>3657644I also have been considering due to Shinra Banshou tinkering and Anima that you can also eat and digest almost anything [organic and/or inorganic] and then later recreate it (even fixing the item ingested) but I'm still thinking about it. Be pretty unladylike like either way.
>>3657600>>3657602>>3657641It wouldn’t take you long to composed yourself together from both the crying session and the sudden discovered of your sudden “late puberty”. Once focused you made your way back home. It was rather rude to not check up on Kabuku directly, but with the communication scroll you made sure to alert him about your current predicament. Luckily the medicine you were supposed to take was on your medical bag alongside with the recipe to make it. Once again you find yourself blessed as you make your way back home. Previously you were around about a hundred and forty eight centimeters. Unfortunately due to closer expectation you gathered that you were around a hundred and fifty five centimeters now. As for weight you knew you were far heavier due to the newly acquired muscle mass among other growths. You kept yourself from calculating the weight out of not wanting to know just how “heavier” you become. It was bad enough having your once fitting clothing constrict you like a strait jacket. Worst of all was the thought of people seeing you like this. That was far too much trouble for you to deal with. So without warning you used the Transparency Escape Jutsu to hide yourself. Invisible aside, you took the time to begin testing out your new raw speed. It didn’t take you too long to reach from the forest of death back to your home on this warm sunny day in record time. Lucky for you that it was early enough in the day that most people would still be sleeping. Despite this you made your way to your bedroom window. Why exactly do I have to sneak into my own house?! Even though you knew the answer you still felt a little frustrated in having to break in. Once inside you quickly grabbed for a mirror in between heading towards your closet. Glancing at the mirror you start to move your fingers across your mouth to reveal your fanged teeth. Feeling the changes was once thing but seeing them was a whole another story. In some sense it was like you lost your remaining childhood. What was more impactful was the hybrid crossroad you currently stand between man and beast.“…Maybe if I’m lucky I can just fool everyone with the Transformation Jutsu until I think of a better way to tackle all of this…” You sighed at the mirror. The last shred of normality was now non-existent with you as you made Kiba looked more normal. >What you choose to wear? What do you do next for your schedule?
>>3657699>Just...try and maintain a transformation jutsu to keep looking like your old self.
>>3657605>>3657609Red Anon was honestly on a bit of a solo hate-tantrum so I'm annoyed by how their sway just burned down their connection like that.In any case, bygones are gonna be bygones.>>3657596>>3657699So five weeks, got it.Consider what we just learned and the changes to the current dynamic I decided to modify my old plan a bit to fit the scenario.>2 to 3 Weeks Hiruzen Training>2 Weeks with Fu (SoL and Training)Less drama more comfy now.
>>3657732You can always apologize/try and force the connection back once you give Saigyo enough space. Right now she's too pissed to get involved in anything. Close to six but I had assume that you want to spend the last week doing [SoL/minor training in preparation for the final. Like Kenjutsu and Fire Temple Shenanigans]
>>3657743Yeah I figured, despite my original grievances with the LOL SPLIT-PERSONALITY trope It can't even be considered a full on split personality honestly speaking as it feels more Jungian then anything. she's more like a janitor that has to deal with Sakura's inner conflicts first-hand and it's reasonable she would be a nag after we just dealt with something so life changing.Drama aside, I'll just posit my reasoning for spending time with Fu over Hayate/Yugao right now.We haven't exactly bonded that much with our new sibling since she got into the household so I figured now was a good time to do so, not to mention most of our issues with Anima have been dealt with as long as we don't try to access it or get overly angry. Taking our mind off things for a bit will probably do us much better then just relying on Ninshu 24/7 on controlling ourselves....Actually, One Week for Fu and One Week for Yugao with that in mind. a ANBU would definitely know ways to keep rampant emotions in check when necessary, not to mention more Kenjutsu knowledge wouldn't hurt.
>>3657766Thank you. Since day one I been trying to show that's not precisely a split personality and something more complex/different then that tired old trope. Still get the same baggage despite it. Though would a split personality even be considered a separate mind? I can let you bring Fu with you for Kenjutsu training in that case. Would probably do her some good to learn more than punch good. Even though she's really good at taijutsu.
>>3657776Guy has Nunchaku for a reason, Fu learning how to deal with and counteract Kenjutsu without purely relying on their fists would probably be a good idea now that I think about it.I'm pretty sure a split personality isn't a full on seperate mind either, it's more of a dissociation issue if anything. All things considered I can guess what Saigyou actually is by going through theories from previous threads and knowing this it's pretty clear actually eliminating her has much harsher consequences then Red Anon would expect. At the very least we're going down the correct path, alebit we need to steer a bit better.
>Want to get rid of Saggy>Makes Saggy leave before we could get the option to make her go away ourselvesThat's fucking bullshit, but at least she's gone. Hopefully next time we can get rid of her for good and avoid going around in circles with her.>"How dare you not take my advice to abandon your friends and become an unfeeling cunt!"Again, fuck this character.
>>3657927She literally all of Sakura’s unresolved issues. Trying to eliminate her is the equivalent of try to lobotomize yourself.
>>3658124Cast off the weakness and make a kinjutsu out of it
>>3658124We can have issues without them being manifested in the form of a clone cunt. Get rid of her and fix our shit in therapy.
>>3658237Alternatively we could actually listen to her for once and let her slowly fade away naturally instead of causing her to have to deal with the aftereffects of our terrible decision making skills.>>3658219Please don't, the last thing we need is for Saigyou to go full Ido.
>>3657699>We have money. Buy some better fitting clothes reminiscient of our old outfit while using the Transformation Jutsu In the mean time. Try to find a way to hide the beastial traits.>Spend 2 weeks with Kabuku for medical training>Spend 3 weeks with Hiruzen>Spend the remainder on Kenjutsu and Stamina training
>>3658403All she says as 'advice' is to stop having friends cause they're a weakness. Fuck her for wanting us to be an edgy loner.
>>3658456That's... that far from her only advice. I don't want to sound like a twat here but at the same time I honestly doubt you're actually reading what she's saying.>>3658439>Even more Kabuku trainingOkay but why tho.
>>3657633Wow. That took two weeks but that was certainly worth the benefit. It's going to be strange coming to terms with being a living weapon. That last one though. If we learn a good bit about sealing, we could Infect people with Anima/Yin seals. Do you know how crazy that Is? So Saigyo has retreated to the deeper parts of our subconscious. On one hand we get a reprieve which Is nice on the other this Is bad. At least she told us flat out how to take her advice and It wasn't bad advice.Know our limits. Acting without concern for our own well being Is going to fuck us If we're too extreme too often.Better ourselves without relying on Ninshu to keep our emotions In check.Think closely about how we can help those we want to help.Think closely on who we'll have to fight. I think we can accomplish all of those things. Thank you Saigyo, for actually giving us reasonable goals to follow. (If only you could have done this from the start.)
>>3658456But she did give us actual advice. Advice to help our goals, not hers. I think some of us are so sick of Saigyo that you guys skipping her sections entirely. She actually helped this time.>>3658486>Even more Kabuku training>Okay but why tho.Because, we didn't actually get much medical knowledge from him. We can learn to make antidotes, and bio-manipulation, and other medical techniques. We didn't actually choose to learn any of those high end techniques super-early because of Anima, and we should.I don't regret getting Anima taken care of early, but we still stand to benefit from learning high-end medical techniques we couldn't learn on our own until Tsunade, and If we learn these things and Improve them BEFORE Tsunade, she can help us master them very quickly and move on to even more batshit medical techniques sooner than we could otherwise. Like the beginning stages of learning her bullshit regeneration, among other advanced techniques, like being able to counteract certain-death Injuries and Inflictions, like how Choji takes the Red Pill and would have died without Intervention.
>>3658535Ah, I get what you're speaking of now. But at the same time the minmaxer within me is telling me to use the other two weeks with Fu, because honestly speaking I got the feeling she'll be more helpful then one would expect.We're at the point where we can pull off the Healing Resuscitation Regeneration Technique at this point too, which is impressive enough in my books.
>>3658564But don't you want poisoner shenanigans anon? What about getting really skilled with Chakra scalpel and using It with both hands to where opponents can't even block us without losing valuable connections to the nerves and muscles In their hands, a ninja's most valuable bodypart outside of the head?What about absolutely denying enemies their own poison advantage by making all purpose antidotes ahead of time? Or making specific drugs to use on allies or enemies to turn the tide? Or even more advanced bio-shenanigans to complement our growing natural affinity with them?Since we can spend later training weeks with Fu, let's get the good stuff from Kabuku while we can. Meta knowledge aside we know he's not as easily obtainable as a teacher as Fu would be for training.
Actually, let me bring up a different point.How are we going to beat Kin? This should be one of our main focuses right now. We vowed to defeat her, so we should prepare for her specifically to some extent. Kin has the Sharingan at three tomoes. This means she'll be very good at taijutsu, able to read our own jutsu's that we use and able to case visual genjutsu on us. I suggest chakra scalpel so she can't block our attacks, some kind of Genjutsu training to dispel genjutsu's on us and more Importantly how to quickly realize we are even under a genjutsu to lessen her advantage. Thirdly If we poison her even once, we will automatically be able to win an attrition war that also makes using her eyes much more costly, and without her eyes she has a very poor chance of victory. That's a big reason why I want to go back to Kabuku outside of the other things I've mentioned.Outside of this, refining our core Is essential. Physical training, taijutsu training, and anything Hiruzen decides to teach us of course. Our last week of training should just be us putting the finishing touches on what we've already learned and our core, to ensure no part of our arsenal Is unrefined.
>>3658719>>3658634With all things said and done, most of what you suggested is showing what I worry about training with Kabuku.Namely, most of what you suggested we learn from him is something we could reasonably already do outside of poisoning, dual-wielding chakra scalpels.Genjutsu resistance training is general enough that we can get someone else to help us with that Cough ANBU like Yugao would certainly help on that front too CoughWith Fu we're definitely refining our core and get more of a handle on Water Release as well, which admittedly is something I want for the big meme plan gambit but nonetheless is extremely useful for multiple purposes.Seriously though if it works we could reasonably become even more OP on the Medical Ninjutsu side of things then just spending a full 5 weeks with Kabuto/Kabuku.
>>3657699>Put on whatever, go train your new powers with the Ninnekos, cats always make everything better.I'm guessing that going with the Ninsou is now out of your priorities. Bit late to the party but I can see that, once again, Saigyo was fucking right and, once again, you guys made a very poor retort on the lines of "It's so hard being this goddamn smart" and "Do it yourself"Fuck it, who cares, we got some sweet gains and Saigyo is shutting the fuck up, all is good under the sun for once.
>>3658843I'm more than happy, some people just hate Saigyo. Besides, I specifically voted against that write-In, OP even said to ignore It being canon If you didn't like It.We got actual advice from her and she's staying out of the way until we can deal with her better, so It's fine for now.>>3658813In that case I still don't see how Fu could possibly be more helpful than say, Hiruzen. Hiruzen has great knowledge of all five elements, and could probably teach us Water better than Fu could.Should we just spend four weeks with Hiruzen then? Spend the remainder of a week and a half or so on general training or with Fu even?
>>3658876I would argue that Fu has the advantage over Hiruzen on this front in that they're a straight up Water Release specialist due to how easily she learned Water-Heavens Convergence out of admittedly minimal information.On the Earth Release front, Hiruzen is the best choice due to not having a Earth Release specialist teacher at hand, not to mention we already have a affinity for said nature.In short bringing Fu with during the Kenjutsu training week is most efficient from what we have at hand.
>>3658921So four weeks with Hiruzen, one and half weeks with Fu?Is everyone fine with that?
>>3658944I'm fine with this spread yeah, but I do prefer the Three weeks with Hiruzen and full two with Fu in order to avoid diminishing returns.There's also the idea of training with the Ninnekos as >>3658843 mentioned, but I don't know where I would place that training week.There's also the choice of training with Yota. But that's a pretty big wild card.
>>3658964I'm already discarding further Kabuku training, I think a full month with Hiruzen will let us learn quite a lot, and by that point our chakra control will have advanced further so learning techniques from Fu will become even faster.>>3657699>Use the transformation Jutsu and go buy some new variants of your old clothes from the market that fit you.>Spend four weeks with Hiruzen>Spend the remaining 1 1/2 weeks with FuSince the only thing debated now Is how exactly to spend about a week and whether It should be spent with Hiruzen and Fu, how about this?How about during our training with Hiruzen If by the fourth week we still have good reason to spend the last week with him we will, If training Is more or less wrapped up we'll go with Fu. We'll do It as It comes.
>>3658992A reasonable offer, I'll take it.But seriously it's only really us two discussing it, perhaps someone else has some good insight on this?>>3657699>Transformation Jutsu and slightly adjust your new custom outfit to fit you better once it arrives.
>>3658944>>3658964I'm not backing down on the Ninneko training, even if it won't win. This preliminaries and Sage statements have made it very clear that we really need sensory skills to keep up and that we are far from having mastered them. I was willing to sleep on them back here >>3646991 but all of that went to shit and this new physique would make our gains too massive to pass.The battle sense/kenjutsu training doesn't seem all that important anymore and whatever water release hidden ace you have is useless if Sage doesn't confirm if it's possible, and since you won't say until the climatic moment to reveal it I just won't bother.
>>3659044I'd like to note that due to our Anima training, Sage said our natural sensory abilities have made substantial gains, before specifically Invoking beast senses. Is that enough you think, or are you still wanting to push that further?
>>3659087Further. Just because they are better doesn't mean we'll be better at using them. If anything, if our senses are stronger then we will get tired even faster than before from the extra input.And it says Default Senses and not our cat and seismic senses which are the really important ones so I'm not very convinced.
>>3659037This anon has a good point >>3659044What exactly Is your plan with Water release? I get that Sage has to confirm If It's possible, but what are you looking to get?>>3659104Hmm. I'm on the fence between using the last two-ish weeks for Fu or the Ninneko's. Would the Ninneko's training be based wholly around Improving our senses and Taijutsu, anything else?
>>3659112Well it does also require Earth Release.It's basically just seeing if we can do a combo attack with Inner Sakura a-la Team Seven's Scorch Release except at Synchronization as close to 100% as possible and see the result. Most likely it's just gonna be Mud Release but if we're lucky enough... We should have the right amount of Chakra Control to pull it off, it's just a matter of getting good enough at Water and Earth.
>>3659142You...you want to into-wood release?Ha. Hahahaha. Maybe, I don't think It'll be that simple, but It's something we could look Into. But not now I'd say.
>>3659142It doesn't seem all that incredible to be honest, anyone could come up with that on the spot and Wood release it's only awesome when Hashirama is the one using it. Definitely something to try later on but not really worth spending time now.
>>3659170>>3659187I'm just enough of a madlad to set up the perfect conditions to see exactly why Wood Release is so hard to re-create without Hashirama Cells, if nothing else Mud Release would be a great addition to our arsenal.But fair enough, I do recommend some "Ace in the Hole" to work on though. We can't exactly depend on Anima.
We could counter her bullshit by somehow blocking her senses and by using something like acrobat to leave no openings.
>>3658502I think more would have listened if she didnt want us to be a friendless edgelord
>>3659199My guess is that unlike every other nature release, Wood release is actually a living element so using it requires more than nature transformation. Ying-Yang release is my guess on what it needs.
>>3659271Because our friends cause us a lot of undue stress and bring out our self-destructive tendencies is why I think she wants us to drop our friends.
>>3659104>>3659087I was including your Cat and Seismic Senses but honing them further especially would probably be a smart idea. Especially with how sensitive those senses are in your new base form due to the primal influence >>3659424When simplified it's basically that. Self-preservation and all.
>>3659142>>3659199Would've been easier if you had Saigyo's help assisting you in all of this. But since's currently on vacation you're on your own.>>3659142>>3659199>>3659381On a good path to follow as it is within the realm of possibility of pursuing. Rather or not you discover it in time depends on how far you want to go at it in your current time frame.
>>3659527Called it. Thanks for adressing that.>>3659551Speaking of Saigyo, can she currently see what we think and what we see? And can someone with brainwashing bullshit like Ino or Sasuke kill/control her? Because I want to set up a protocol in case she actually tries to take us over. And Ino already knows about her so that's one explanation we can skip.
>>3659424I think she wants to prove us wrong, but since she's cynical as to us succeeding at that she's offering what she thinks Is what will hurt Sakura Haruno the least In the long run.>>3659551We should probably make an effort to make amends later.Are you still waiting on us to come to a consensus Sage?
>>3659565She has a better understanding off the Ninja world through living in her bubble and having to deal with your repressed trauma, inner turmoil and rampant emotions. Hence why she's so cynical and detached despite the obvious darker half. Some part of her does want you to succeed but the logic in her brain deemed it far too much of a liability to undergo such pain. That and she has way better Ninshu skills than you due to again being your darker half who is close to the true self. So she always see the worst in people. Similar to Kurama with his emotion sensing. >>3659578No problem. Can't exactly change people's opinion of Saigyo which is fine considering she has a complex role in this. If people see her as a villain and want to get rid of her then that's just one of the possible outcomes when dealing with your inner demons. It's your choice at the end of the day to decide. She always aware of what you're seeing and thinking. And brainwashing bullshit as you put it is within possibility but you actually have to experience it if she follows suit on taking over.
>>3659588Essentially. Though I been enjoying reading your discussions. So don't mind me if you guys still need more time working it out.Course I'm hoping at least the Wonder Woman anon and Black Hanekawa are happy with this new transformed Sakura. We haven't even gotten to the timeskip yet.
>>3659618I'm fine with It, I'd just like to get some proper clothes to wear for It.After all of the discussion, here Is my new vote.>Use the transformation Jutsu and go buy some new variants of your old clothes from the market that fit you.>Spend four weeks with Hiruzen>Spend the remaining Twoish weeks with the NinnekoSage said that upping our sensory abilities Is a good idea, and I agree. It'll give us better control of our base form post transformation among other things which Is what we need. We can get the rest of our training from Hiruzen.
>>3659654Anon, we trained with Kabuku two weeks and were on Anima other two. We have FOUR weeks left, let's go with the Ninneko at least a week and the rest we spend it with Hiruzen. But first we need to get our new senses addressed.
>>3659677It's more then that due to both months being 31 days on a meta answer I gave you one more week precisely due to Anima shenanigans thus you have six instead of a rounded down five. >>3658535Lucky for you Kabuku gave you scrolls and books to read and eventually come to that conclusion along with the communication scroll. But chances are you probably won't have the time to improve on that before the finals especially with your other goals.
>>3659677>>3657596>This took far longer than I originally wanted. But it's done now and we can go back to using the remaining 41 days for training. That's almost but not quite two weeks.
>>3659677Okay fine>Two with the Neko's, senses first>Four with HiruzenSorry Sage.
>>3658992>>3659037>>3659044Originally thought this was going to be the decided vote with the 6 weeks you have left, but then >>3659654 >>3659732But I'm fine waiting a little longer. Gives me more time to prepare. Although, I could do some short SoL while waiting.
>>3659767I mean, I've been convinced that the Fu training Isn't as worth It as the Neko training, and senses are Important.Then anon pointed out senses should come first, so It got modified again.I'm now of the opinion that >>3659732Seems the most optimal.
>>3657704>>3657718>>3658439>>3658992>>3659037Not left with a lot of options you decide to go with using the transformation Jutsu after finding an outfit that can fit your new size. You still weren’t used to being a musclebound amazon in statue. A behemoth in human skin essentially described your current predicament. Sure you were athletic and fit previously it pale in comparison to the current leaned and firmly toned musculature you demonstrate. Truly the spring blossom of Konoha has bloomed into a wild beast.As for your newfound growth, you can honestly be thankful your bones and musculature got such a boost. Otherwise back pains would be your new eternal rival and no amount of a voluptuous figure or firm yet perky plump breasts would sway your mind. At least nobody could make fun of you having boyish figure anymore.It’d be a triumphal victory if it didn’t result in you becoming a living weapon of pure primal fury. You ended up sighing again before scratching your head in minor irritation. There was no point in having second thoughts or showing regrets. What’s done is done and like it or not you weren’t going to let it stop you.Still, part of you was now paranoid that thanks to Anima you’d probably start sprouting cat ears and a tail based on your current emotional stimuli. As if you didn't need to alienate yourself from your old appearance further with your Rapunzel-like hair now tied in a braided ponytail.With no time to spare you gathered up all the clothing that you could sell. The rest were to be donated to Fu as you only kept the ones you think she’ll like. Most of the money you made from missions you made into savings with a portions of it going into tools and booby traps. Yet you wanted as much extra cash as you can muster to buy a brand new wardrobe of clothing.As quickly as you arrived you silently left your room to a tailor shop you know well. You believe with their assistance they could make new variants of your favorite clothing. That and you needed to make some further adjustment to the new outfit you ordered for the finals. The Tekko Gauntlets would have to undergo a similar adjustment. Problems to deal with later.
>>3660064Once arriving at the destination you begin to walk towards the tailor and his assistance. It didn’t take you long to convince them of your current predicament after undoing the transformation jutsu. Safe to say you were the eye of beholder upon hearing the staff’s praise. Most of all was the tailor who was moved by the untamed radiance that currently illuminates you. You weren’t sure if you should feel happy, embarrassed or insulted at the fact he found newfound inspiration from your ravishing beauty. Stoll, if this meant that you were getting outfits that truly complimented your new form it’d be worth it. Lead by some of the staff you begin to change outfits. More importantly you kept a firm grip on your strength. Everything felt like cardboard and one wrong mistake would cause grievous amounts of destruction. It was oddly nostalgic considering you didn’t feel this way since before receiving the Four Lotus Weight Seal. Taking your time with this you tried out several different outfits suggested by the staff. In addition to working on recreating your old outfits, you find yourself being dazzled by these new clothing. Although there was a hint of somberness of your childhood slipping away. You were slowly beginning to coming around embracing your teenage years. Although you could pass off as being a short yet well-built adult. Of course that meant not showing off your teeth. No matter how pure your smile is, those fanged of yours would only make people afraid of you. >Pay the Tailor for his hardwork and suggestions > Use your newfound womanly charms to haggle some discounts >Intimidate him with your Alpha Presence for a discount/get the wardrobe for free >Bargain with him to come with an alternate deal instead of paying.
>>3660079>Pay the Tailor for his hardwork and suggestionsI'm surprised we can't use a transformation jutsu to hide those chompers.
>>3660091they look cool man also biting in a fight is something someone never expects
>>3660079>>Pay the Tailor for his hardwork and suggestions
>>3660091You currently undid your transformation. Though from Hiruzen teachings More Kushina callbacks since the mythos of kushinada-hime opens up to her being a Transformation master alongside stuff like Hair Ninjutsu. you know several more advance forms of the Transformation series. Including "Partial Transformation".Maybe someday you'll learn how to force transformations on to others.
>>3660079>>>Pay the Tailor for his hardwork and suggestions
>>3660110can we keep the teeth out for an intimidation tactic / to fuck with our friends
>>3660161I don't see why not.
...huh, i woner if there is a way to turn those into the right typ of fang for delivering a venom, would make it one hell of a suprise.
>>3660091>>3660104>>3660113>>3660119Taking your time with this you tried out several different outfits suggested by the staff. In addition to working on recreating your old outfits, you find yourself being dazzled by these new clothing. Although there was a hint of somberness of your childhood slipping away. You were slowly beginning to coming around embracing your teenage years. Although you could pass off as being a short yet well-built adult. Of course that meant not showing off your teeth. No matter how pure your smile is, those fanged of yours would only make people afraid of you. In between changing outfits, the tailor and his staff made sure to get your current measurements and any additional details that’ll help with designing new outfits. Naturally you were very embarrassed over the entire ordeal. Goosebumps practically formed from your newfound heighten sensitivity upon having the staff measure you. Still, you toughen up and put up with it. Mustering as much willpower you can gather, you safely completed the ordeal without accidently kicking someone through the building out of instincts. Unifying with your berserk incarnation left you constantly aware of the primal urges and animalistic instincts constantly coursing through you. A necessary means to control the sheer ferocity that was Anima. Without Saigyo no longer governing your pent up emotions and repressed violent impulses, it only added to the trials and tribulations. It was hard to argue if it was worth now having body supremacy in exchange. The slightest mishap could make you relapse or momentarily act on primal instinct. You can no longer let your guard down. After what seem like an eternity you finally find yourself wearing an alteration of the standard red qipao dress and green biker shorts. The summer vari and winter variant were in your current possession alongside several additional clothing. The tailor made sure to tell you that your new wardobe would be completed within the coming weeks. Reassured by his kindness you decide to pay him fully with a tip.Others would’ve probably used their newfound appearance to gain some sort of advantage. You weren’t most people as your pure, honest nature kept you from doing such things. No matter how much your outward appearance change. You were still the same old Sakura Haruno on the inside. Touched by this the tailor ended up making a suggestion to you. He gave an offer to make additional money and net some additional clothing by being a spokes-model. The thought of being a spokes-model for the tailor did sound rather intriguing as this did open up additional possibilities with dressmaking and tailoring. Maybe you could even learn from them and apply it to your ninja skills. More than that it would give another means to distract yourself and get some semblance of normality back in your life. >Take him on his offer>Politely decline for now>Ask to have some time to think about it>Other [write-in]
>>3660241>>Take him on his offerMONEYMONEYMONEYMONEY
>>3660241>Politely decline for now
>>3660189Eat enough poison until you can replicate it. At worst you'd just develop your immunities.
>>3660241>Politely decline for nowTell him we appreciate the offer, but no.We'll make plenty of money as a Chunin, and later a Jonin. We're thirteen, we shouldn't be doing this kind of stuff.
>>3660241>Politely decline for now Ninja first money later
>>3660268>>3660283>>3660292Of course as you started to think about it you feel like you were far too embarrassed to go through with it. After having to deal with people constantly belittling your appearance for most of your life. It was far too awkward for you to be marveled and worshiped like other spoke models. That and the fact you were currently thirteen. Sure there was teen models out there but you weren’t committed to be one of them. With the foremost of tact and politeness, you gently turned down the tailor’s offer. Respectively he acknowledged your commitment to being a ninja first and a maiden second. Still, you were courteous in keeping your current relationship as one of his best customers. Aside from maybe Tenten who was really good at dressmaking and tailoring there wasn’t a whole lot of people who could truly make your Chinese theme aesthetic. Now practicality came first but even you have some tastes in terms of style. After gathering your gear, you casually waved goodbye to the tailor and the other workers. Stepping back outside you returned to the matter in hand. There was only six weeks left until the final phase of the Chunin exam was upon you. Your experiences with Anima has certainly boosted your physical form but that was still no excuse to slack off now. There were still a lot you can learn and improve and plenty of choices of possible teachers to pick from.As you start to plan your next move you begin to feel two familiar presences. Briefly you turned on your cat-like senses to be more precise. Upon closer expectation you find yourself quickly turning pale. Coming your way was your friends Tenten and Fu. In retrospect it shouldn’t be as surprising since this district was home to a lot of shops. Even so, it was quite the perplexing dilemma as you find yourself not having the time to transform. “Hey Sakura! There you are.” Fu cried, happily waving at you while staying besides Tenten. Tenten on the other hand narrowed her eyes in confusion upon observation. “Are you sure that’s Sakura? She looks far too different to be her. “Tenten remarked, still puzzled by your newfound appearance while Fu shook her head. Unlike the older teen, Fu was more convinced thanks to her unique sensory capabilities. You needed to think of something quick as they were coming closer. >Turn around and pretend to be someone else>Come clean and explain to Fu and Tenten the truth>Run away> Approach them but lie about your appearance>Create a distraction before using the transformation Jutsu
>>3660341>Other[write-in]Forgot about it.
>>3660341>>Turn around and pretend to be someone elseWe are her older sister!
>>3660341>Come clean and explain to Fu and Tenten the truthMaybe... be gentle about the severity of It? Wouldn't want to worry them. Downplay the danger but let them know what happened. Maybe bring them off to the side somewhere? It's somewhat sensitive Information.
>>3660341>Come clean and explain to Fu and Tenten the truth
>>3660341>>Come clean and explain to Fu and Tenten the truthjust tell em you were training and accidentally permanent transformation
>>3660341>Create a distraction before using the transformation Jutsu>LOOK, A DISTRACTION!
>>3660363>>3660368>>3660374>>3660518It has only been a few hours since you arrived at the tailor’s shop and already bad luck came your way. Using that big brain of yours you devised several different scenarios while your friends came closer. In each of those scenarios you find yourself actually tricking them. From deceiving them with causing a distraction with Earth Release to flat out lying about being Sakura’s “big” sister. There was a strong sixty percent chance of you actually pulling it off.Well more so with Fu given how innocent and naïve she was even with her lie detecting sensory skills. Tenten was the much harder sell given her strong showing of practicality. Of course it was her skepticism over it being you considering your current appearance helped your favor. Yet the thought of actually tricking someone who looked up to you like a big sister made you feel really bad. Sooner or later they were going to figure it out and you didn’t want to complicating things by lying. With a deep sigh you brace to turn yourself towards your friends. You were the one who made this choice and like it or not you were going to face the consequences. Once you stood to face them both Fu and Tenten were awestruck by your new appearance. On Fu’s end she didn’t doubt her skills but seeing you now made her almost doubt herself. Tenten on the other hand was practically speechless. She was torn from making jokes to flatout being upset with you. A reasonable response.You didn’t give either girl the chance to speak as you grabbed them by the hand and used Renko (Lotus Light) to teleport the three of you to a more secluded location. Unfortunately doing such a thing ended up making Fu motion sick, you chalked it up to her sensory sensitivity as you helped her recovery. Naturally Tenten questioned you to which you explained yourself. Now you downplayed the severity of the situation since the last thing you wanted was to make either of them upset over how reckless you were.That said you still told the whole truth about training to control that “form” during the forest of death and prepare for the finals. Explaining it as an accidental permanent transformation made it easier to sell but Tenten still looked at you with skepticism. There were some things that still puzzled her but for now she let it slide. Fu meanwhile kept her general positivity around you. You gathered since she was a Jinchuuriki such transformations were natural. That or she would’ve still befriend you even if you were truly a ferocious beast.
>>3660621“So what about you? I know that it’s been a while but should you really be up and moving about like this?” You asked while showing some concern over Tenten. You were then met with a light bunk on the head by your senior. “Who do you take me for? I been pushed to my breaking point countless time by Master Guy. Like it or not I recover fast. That said, even though most of us have lost. We ended up deciding to spend these two months training. The finals for the Chunin exams ended up being delayed by an extra week due to an unforeseen accident. Mr. Hayato and Genma are working on getting things back on track but the Damiyos and the other important figures are taking their sweet time as a result. Works for us as it kept us Genin off from missions in the meantime.” Tenten smiled, showing you that she was still at the top of her game despite everything. “As for me, well I just been helping my friends in your place alongside Yota. Those medical lessons you taught me in between hasn’t been going to waste. “Fu chippered in, rotating back and forth with an energetic smile.“I’m glad you guys been busy. I was a bit worried that since I been focusing on my training that I wouldn’t have enough time to hang out with you.” You genuinely smiled, briefly forgetting that your fangs weren’t concealed. Fu was unfazed by as she thought it was cool. Tenten awkwardly paid no mind as this wasn’t the weirdest thing she saw today. “No no it’s fine really. I can understand just how important this is for big sis. All I’m doing is making sure you don’t have any distractions holding you back.” Fu said. “Thank you Fu. I’m really grateful to have someone like you as my little sis. Also when you get the chance, tell Yota thank you as well. And that I’ll make it up to her by playing with her all she wants once these exams are over.” You said, keeping your cheerful expression. You missed moments like this as it was a much needed refresher compared to the drama you faced. Tenten would gently cough to draw the attention back to her. “Ahem. Before I lose the chance to say this there’s one more thing I got to address.” Tenten replied, slowly getting up from the wooden bench she was sitting on. “Oro? What exactly is that Tenten?” As you asked you find yourself suddenly watching Tenten kneeling down and bowing to you. In comparison to Guy it was far more restrained and modest but it was still strange for you as you start to fluster over it.
>>3660645“Thank you Sakura for healing us. Even though you got your own problems and should be worrying about yourself…you still looked out for us. To be honest I was very happy. But…I was also a little furious with you. It almost felt like you were making light of us. “Upon hearing Tenten say those words, you started to slink back. Seems like Saigyo had a point about acting on your friend’s behalf without getting their opinion over it. Being someone who is skilled at Ninshu, there was no excuse to you being unable to communicate with them to ask for their consent. Still, you didn’t turn away from Tenten. The old you would’ve argued against it while frantically spelling out your real intent. You matured enough that you should take responsibility regardless and make amends. “I had these past few weeks to think about it in between training with Master Guy and Lord Hiruzen. And in that time I came to understand the real meaning to your actions. It wasn’t pity or guilt that made you did it wasn’t it. You’re far better than that. To better explain it, you’re simply a fool. A kind hearted knucklehead who can’t abandoned others for your own sake. Even if it’s in your best interest, you’re more likely to refuse to do so.” Tenten replied, pulling herself up to look you in the eyes. You were expecting her to chew you out but here Tenten was reflecting on her own shortcomings while putting together your true intentions better than you could yourself. What exactly did you do to deserve friends like these? “…Do you really have to put it like that…” You awkwardly smiled, sweating a bit at being called a fool. She wasn’t wrong though but a fool who cares about others was better than a smartalleck who used others for their own self-interest as you came to realize. “And when I think about it like that. I can’t just lie in bed and sleep it off. No…I’m sure I’m not the only one. Choji, Hinata, Ino, Kiba and even Lee responded to that foolhardy kindness. Which is why we’re training relentlessly despite losing. Those preliminary matches taught us that we still have a lot to learn and just how vast the world is. I don’t particularly agree on the viewpoints of certain individuals like Kin. But I can’t deny that their strength is the real deal. Rather than follow their footsteps, it’s better for us Konoha ninjas to keep doing things our way. Even so, we need to keep moving forward and pushing ourselves to reach new heights. So that next time…we’ll have the strength both physically and mentally to win without hesitation. That’s why I want to apologize again, this time for doubting your intentions.” Tenten bowed again, showing remorse over the entire thing. This time you find yourself strangely crying. Perhaps deep down you needed this more than you figured.
>>3660647>Ask Fu about her opinion on all of this>Thank Tenten for the speech while wiping your tears>Schedule a meeting point for you to hang out with your friends at [write-in the preferred period]>Get back to the swing of things and train with the Ninnekos solo>Accompanying them back to Lord Hiruzen and being your training >Other [write-in]
>>3660647>>Thank Tenten for the speech while wiping your tears>>Get back to the swing of things and train with the Ninnekos solo
>>3660649>Thank Tenten for the speech while wiping your tears>Accompanying them back to Lord Hiruzen and being your training To start with the Hiruzen training or to go straight to the Ninneko. That's basically what our vote comes down to right now.
>>3660709Basically since I don't see anyone else willing to throw a better plan than >>3659732 for your remaining weeks .
>>3660649>>Get back to the swing of things and train with the Ninnekos solo
>>3660649>Get back to the swing of things and train with the Ninnekos solo
Seem like Ninnekos it is. I'm going to take a small nap so tell me what you're looking to learn/train up from the Ninnekos from week 1 and week 2 if you can.
Fuu gonna be training with us?
>>3660827If you want her too otherwise it's going to be solo
>>3660832I think we should we havent really had a chance to be a big sister / mentor to her yet and with I think this would be a good opportunity
>>3660827How about no.>>3660949It really isn’t.
>>3660649>Get back to the swing of things and train with the Ninnekos soloTwo weeks with the Ninnekos, four with Hiruzen.
I'm back again and all I see is just Ninnekos. So I'll just going to have to improvise on what you learn aside from improved senses.
>>3662629Sorry for the wait, cat came in and became a real hassle to deal with. So I spent the time researching just to be right for this post.https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/True_Fire_of_Samadhihttp://yokai.com/nekomata/https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Kiky%C5%8D_Castle
>>3660692>>3660723>>3660806>>3661189“Thank you Tenten.” You muttered, slowly wiping the tear from your eyes. Fu only smiled back while Tenten pulls herself from the ground and soon joined her in smiling. After sharing a few moments of peace with your friends, you were suddenly interrupted by the appearance of the Monkey King Enma. Judging from the look on his face it seems that he was mildly annoyed. You turned to Tenten who was sweating bullets while slowly trying to sneak away. Unfortunately, King Enma easily caught her in the act by yanking on her collar. Confused by this you quickly asked Fu in between watching the struggle. From what you can puzzle from Fu Tenten was taking an unauthorized break from her training with the sage monkeys under Lord Hiruzen’s guidance. Naturally Tenten tried to argue her way out of this but Lord Enma wasn’t having any of that. Instead he merely drags Tenten back with him to the mountains. Leaving the poor girl to start screaming while kicking her legs like a frantic toddler or monkey. Fu looked at Tenten before looking back at you. You casually tell her to go with Tenten as you still needed to do some things on your own. Fu pouted but quickly accepts before running off to catch up. Seeing Lord Enma dragging Tenten back to the mountains made you think back to your own training. There were still things that you needed to do as the finals slowly approaches. While it’d be nice to spend time with Fu, you still weren’t sure if you could handle your newfound attributes safely. Therefore, you thought of the only other people who could help you get further in touch with your inner beast, the Ninnekos. Only after returning your new clothing back home gathering the necessary supplies did you return to the forest of death. Kabuku may be gone but you knew enough of the warding seals to reactivate them. So you would be sure if the worst thing happened the Ninnekos could keep you restrained until you get your act together. You begin to invoke the summoning preparation by biting your thumb. Once you draw blood from it you proceed by making a series of hand seals. “Kuchiyose no Jut-“You motion yourself to touch the ground and recreate the technique formulae needed to invoke the summoning of the Ninneko. As you were about to create the formulae something unsuspected started to happen. Your body started to pulsate in response while you continue to remain unaware. “Gyaku Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Reverse Summoning Technique)” A mysterious voice echoes into your head as you suddenly disappeared from sight.
>>3663428In a ball of smoke, you find yourself reappearing in a massive tatami room surrounded with a wide assortment of ancient decorations and trinkets. With how the place was styled, you believed this to be one of those noble housing rooms. Something gave you the impression that you weren’t in Konohagakure anymore. Quickly you turned to a window before making your way to the rail. Upon looking through the window did your suspicions ended up being correct. From where you currently stood you were in fact inside a Japanese castle akin to that of Kikyo’s Castle. Unlike this mysterious location, Kikyo Castle was an old relic from the past when the foretold Ninshou or Ninja monks laid stationed. They served as the medium between the ninjas of Hashirama’s era in Konoha and the animals that served a pact with Konoha. It held another important secret that was currently unbeknownst to you. Regardless, it was still to be considered a spectacle of the link between man and nature even if most would only think of it as an abandoned castle that was haunted. In reality it still held an anchor to the animals that still remain linked to Konoha. One particular group, the Ninneko currently held domain over the abandoned castle. The ones that didn’t choose to station themselves in Sora-ka, mainly the Bakenekos and the Nekomatas. It soon dawns upon you as you looked around that you were in Takamagahara (High Heaven's Plain), the original home of the Ninneko. You were rendered speechless at the sudden realization. “How long are you going to be staring at the window? Don’t tell me the cat has gotten your tongue taken before arriving here.” There it was again, that mysterious voice now ringing in your head. It was different from Saigyo as it was far more mature and lady-like. It almost sounds like she could pass off being your grandma judging by her Kamigata dialect. As you turned to face the figure, you felt a tremendous pressure coming from her. Your human senses normally made you unaware of such terrifying presence as this figure was exceptionally good at hiding herself. However, thanks to your experiences with Anima you begin to pick up her presence. You could perceive it as a colossal white Asian tiger with two tails. There was only one person who could produce such overwhelming terror. It had to have been her, the ruler of the Ninneko Underworld. “Nekoma… Great Sage of Purgatory (Rengoku no Shinsen)” You muttered, now facing the figure while keeping your wits together. She appeared to be taking the guise of a human form for your convenience. It was currently that of a beautiful Geisha with black hair and sharp crimson eyes. Her beauty was supernatural as there was an aura of serenity flowing from her. The mysterious woman smiled, revealing bits of her long fangs.
>>3663659“Ooooho, you have good memory. Though…I’d prefer to be called Lady Nekoma instead of reminiscing on titles long ago. Lest I need to remind you how to properly treat your elders.” She kept smiling despite lecturing you. “Forgive me for my rudeness Lady Nekoma. I’m just a little loss for words that you of all people would summon me to the Ninneko’s primary domain. “You quickly apologized with a small bow while remembering to be formal and respectful with your elders.“Sakura Haruno. You should know precisely why I summoned you here instead of allowing you to summon the Ninneko like normal. When Nekobaa suggested that I should accept the pact suggested by Denka and Hima. I saw boundless potential with these eyes of mine. So I humored it since that boy has been clinched by the flames of vengeance. Not in my long life of living did I think I would meet someone…who would expose themselves with Nature energy to this existent.” Nekoma retorts, slowly demonstrating her talents by igniting her pipe with strange bluish white flames. You were almost mesmerized by the ghostly flames before coming to terms with what the cat sage was saying.“So you noticed. I guess that might be why Lord Enma was also having such a stern look on his face. I only just thought my “Alpha Presence” was just leaking out again.” You scratched your head in mild embarrassment. Slowly beaconing yourself to sit in traditional Japanese manner.“Just because you now walk between man and beast doesn’t mean you truly become one with nature like us. That said, what you done to yourself is unusual for your generation. “ Nekoma said.“What do you mean?” You asked curiously while continuing to be humble to your hostess. Nekoma slowly looked at you before closing her eyes and smoking her pipe.“My nose can smell it. You stink of Natural Energy mixed with something else. Almost like the foolish Tenbin clan who tried to challenge the white sage Hakuja and her followers just because they believed they discovered the secrets to Senjutsu with their little Fuinjutsu. It dances between obnoxious ignorance and arrogant buffoonery. But unlike them with their farce, you are merely a victim of circumstances. “As Nekoma explained, you felt hints of general concern in between her stern talking voice. She really did resemble the traits of a grandma as you briefly think back to Lord Hiruzen and Nekobaa.“So…are you going to reprimand me for doing something so foolish?” You asked, bracing yourself for the worst as Nekoma clearly knows the dangers of what you did far more than you yourself. Heck, she knew more than anyone you came into contact about it previously. So you strongly felt like you ended up insulted your benefactor despite not having any choice. As you look up to Nekoma, she only sighed at you before focusing her eyes at the illuminating sun.
>>3663784“I’m not going to lecture you about what you did to turn yourself into more of a beast. It would be a grievous waste of my time. What would be better is confirming weather or not if you’re still someone we should trust. Unlike Gamamaru, Hakuja and Katsuyu, I have no intention of freely spreading my wisdom and teachings to the next generation. Especially someone who doesn’t know themselves. Actually now that I think about it, Hakuja might just eat you whole despite entertaining that white snake with your antics if you become a liability. A sentiment that while unbecoming of me…it’s not completely off the table for consideration.” Nekoma chuckled. Her facial expression made you sweat bullets as you weren’t sure if she was joking or serious about eating you. From the books you read you recall the most savage of Nekomatas actually eating humans. The thought made you start to shaken while tensing up.“It's a joke. You should learn to relax a little my adorable lil bakeneko. I wouldn’t have bother summoning you here if I was planning on devouring you. You’re not seasoned yet." Despite Nekoba smiling and waving her hand back to defuse your worries. You only find yourself that much more worried given your new acute senses." But I can’t exactly be letting you continue the way you been doing. Especially when you like this. But what should I do to fix this…hmm?” As Nekoma thinks about it she started to show her cat like tendencies. Although she was now floating in the air, she started to roll around and squirm like a fickle cat. It’d be cute if you didn’t remind yourself that speaking carelessly around Nekoma may just enrage the savage sage.>Bow and plead with Nekoma to personally train you>Apologize for the inconvenience and promises to do whatever it takes to make it up to the Ninnekos>Boldly stand your ground and pick a fight with Nekoma>Ask to be returned back home since you got training to do>Ask about Senjutsu and why nature energy is so dangerous>Ask [write-in]
>>3663788>>Apologize for the inconvenience and promises to do whatever it takes to make it up to the Ninnekos
>>3663788>Bow and plead with Nekoma to personally train you>Apologize for the inconvenience and promises to do whatever it takes to make it up to the Ninnekos
>>3663788>Apologize for the inconvenience and promises to do whatever it takes to make it up to the Ninnekos>Ask about Senjutsu and why nature energy is so dangerous
>>3663788>Ask about Senjutsu and why nature energy is so dangerous>Give her an explanation for our state and circumstances, so she doesn't think we're holding back or trying to deceive her.
>>3663925>>3664029>>3664082>>3664096>>3663802Colored me surprised. Here I thought most would want direct training from the head hancho herself.
>>3664180She just got done saying we might not be trustworthy anymore and she has no intention of teaching anyone.
>>3664180Establish trust then train the master and student relationship relies on it
>>3664200>>3664216Let me rephrase, I wasn't expecting you to use your heads and not botch this up.
>>3664233I'm much more wary of angering the boss of our summons than I am our bitchy inner darkness.
>>3663802>>3663925>>3664029>>3664082>>3664096Seeing what was essentially the boss of the Ninneko currently scampering around in the air was quite the surprising sight to behold. Maybe it was due to your newfound senses but you continued to keep up your guard. This was clearly a curve ball that Nekoma was pitching to test your perspective. Someone as refined as her wouldn’t waste any action without some deeper meaning. Or you could be overthinking it due to her supernatural aura and otherworldly presence. Either way, you slowly move to get on all fours and apologize to Nekoma.“Oh? What’s this now?” Nekoma asked, opening her eyes with mild curiosity over your sudden act of apology. “I’m deeply sorry! From the bottom of my heart I am truly remorseful for any and all inconveniences as well as the trouble that my actions may have caused. If there is any way I can repent for this as well as the trust that I have damaged then I will do it without hesitation.” You showed the great sage a truly sincere apology from the bottom of your heart. Not once did you lift your head to see Nekoma slightly smiling at you before going back to smoke her pipe. She didn’t even have to say a single word for you to already assume the best course of action. “Hmm~ you really are quick to the take. I can see why Nekobaa and the others strongly defended you after seeing your actions through this crystal ball.” Nekoma slowly reveal the crystal ball that was now floating from the compartment. You can already gather that like with Lord Hiruzen she held some sort of scrying ability to see the events as they foretold.“I see. Before you decide what suitable punishment is fitting for me, might I ask a question?” You asked after slowly rising your head to look at her before resuming your apologetic bow. “Speak your mind young one. I will answers your question truthfully in light of your sincere apology.” Nekoma said, now resuming to sit back on her large throne chair. “Well what exactly is Senjutsu and why is nature energy so dangerous. See I have undergone countless experiences relating to it and managed to survive despite the odds. But the way you’re talking sound like there’s more to it than that.” You asked Nekoma rather curiously as you begin to further explain yourself. Unlike with your friends, you didn’t hold anything back when explaining your current state and all the circumstances that lead you to where you are now. You didn’t want to give off the wrong impression to the great sage nor did you want to deceive her. No, deceiving such divinity was absolutely out of the question. “That is a very interesting question. Before I’ll explain, I shall give you a demonstration. Lift your head my child.” As you did as Nekoma asked you would soon see a tray with a large bowl and a rather average sized bottle filled with a strange golden liquid inside. You blinked for a moment before picking the strange compartment.
>>3664336“W-What is this?” You asked rather blankly. Even now you remembered to keep your manners but Nekoma could understand your sudden confusion. “Special milk made from mixing the natural sugars made from the sacred plants of Takamagahara with the rich creaminess of our regular milk. I want you to drink the milk to truly understand what I am about to tell you.” Upon hearing this you get the strong impression that you shouldn’t turn down Nekoma’s offer. Already you did serious damage with the trust of the Ninnekos and you were adamant towards repairing your image. So you did as you were asked by drinking the golden milk. Safe to say you find yourself positively enchanted by the delicious nectar. Truly was it the nectar of the gods as you never tasted something so delicious. You went as far as to savor every drop of the enriching substance while naturally pacing yourself as Nekoma allowed you to get your fill.“Very good. You really do know how to respect and listen to your elders. Now I want you not to panic for what is about to happen is all according to my plan of enlightening you.”“What do you mean by that?” As you asked, you would find your right arm already suddenly resembling a mixture between a human hand and a cat’s palm. In addition, your face was starting to morph into that of a cat’s as your right eye was fully transformed.>Panic and scream like crazy>Try to regain your cool as best as you can>Use Ninshu to try and balance yourself>Plead with Nekoma to help you>Use Anima>Other [write-in]
>>3664345>Try to regain your cool as best as you canShe just told us to not panic, and we have experienced changes multiple times by now.Granted we'll probably looked about as freaked out as one should be.
>>3664345>Try to regain your cool as best as you can
>>3664233That's because the literal cat lady isn't a massive cunt.
>>3664345>>Try to regain your cool as best as you can
>>3664377>>3664382>>3664454Realistically anyone in your position would be demonstrating the right amount of panic over the fear of turning into a literal cat. There was a mirror around to the side for you to look at. Despite your fears you force yourself to look at your face to notice the change. You were becoming far more cat like than even Anima has done to you. The sudden display of dread caused your face to mutate further as you start to come close to hyperventilating.Calm down Sakura. No seriously calm the fuck down. If it’s just like Anima then it’s directly tied to your emotions. And losing your cool is only going to make the change worsen. Remember the advice that Lady Nekoma told you. Stay calm and focus You gave yourself a mental prep talk before taking a meditative pose. Getting yourself to calm down wasn’t something that could easily be done like flipping a switch. So you decide to use the Ninsou’s way of meditation to help you out focusing yourself. It wasn’t Ninshu but it’s certainly a start in using other methods besides what Saigyō kept referring to as your crutch. In your meditation you begin to sense the alienating chakra that was flowing inside of you. It was nature energy but something about it was different. Unlike before it was actually trying to mix with your current chakra rather than it merely absorbing your chakra and producing something else in its place. “T-This is what would happen to someone when they recklessly use Nature chakra r-right.” You asked, starting to put the pieces together. Your quick assumption lead to the Cat Sage to smile wondrously at you with those sharp red eyes now slit like a cat’s. “That’s correct~. Once again very good for being quick on the uptake. This is what happens when you carelessly try to infuse Nature Energy into yourself. For those who are lucky they’ll only die from the attempt of storing such overwhelming energy inside of themselves.” Nekoma said, confirming your hypothesis while lightening the tense situation by pulling out a fan with a mascot version of herself imprinted for a comedic delivery. “D-Die.” You muttered, feeling your left eye transformed as you quickly try to calm yourself. You were sprouting ears and a tail as you looked more like a real Bakeneko by the second.
>>3664495“Yes, because they wouldn’t have to face the tragedy of turning to a stone version of their animalistic selves. Of course that’s only in e cases, those who are lucky only find themselves permanently transformed into mindless animals. For us it’s the opposite though I never seen an animal actually be dumb enough to try utilizing Senjutsu chakra and fall into such pitfalls. Though between you and me the Toads in Mt. Myōboku aren’t exactly as goody goody as they make themselves out to be. Using such tricks as their special Toad oil may help those gather natural energy easier but it only worsen their chances of turning to stone. At least with Hakuja if she bites you and you fail to stop the venom from turning you into a snake she just eats you and put you out of your misery. Speaking of misery, let’s not talk about how Katsuyu’s method. It’s essentially nightmare fuel and I rather not worsen your concentration then what I’m already am. “Nekoma slowly beacon you forward to whisper into your cat ears. This wasn’t the time to be making comedy but oddly enough it was helping you calm down. Slowly you begin to stabilize yourself as the transformed portions of your body begins to revert back to normal. Well mostly since you were still stuck with cat like eyes, ears and a tail. Although to be fair, with your level of chakra control it was honestly a miracle you managed to pull it off at all. Especially since this was the first time actually experiencing Senjutsu chakra. Of course there was the added element of your abnormal physiology and already experiencing nature energy before although not as refined as this. “Very good. You barely managed to stop yourself from transforming further. You do have talent after all. That said I rather you not try and learn how to use Senjutsu Chakra. At least not at your current age. You still got plenty of time to grow and develop before I’d feel comfortable letting you throw your life away.”“You’re not the only one who’s in agreement Lady Nekoma. On a scale of one to ten compared to the other changes and forced transformations I had to endure. …That was easily an eleven on more. Nothing else can compare.” You panted, trying your best to catch your breath before listening to Nekoma further. “Normally the plan was to consider waiting for three years to see if you held the capacity to learn Senjutsu. It would be more likely that waiting until mid-adulthood at least would bare enough fruit for one of your talents to be able to meet the requirements for Sage mode. Originally you had the chakra control potential to do so but nowhere near the chakra amount for it. It’s rather ironic that those unfortunate endeavors managed to change that. Still, I wouldn’t try it now despite your progress. " Nekoma explained. She was willing to put on a puppet show but you respectfully declined.
>>3664518“And for the record. This Naruto Uzumaki kid possesses the chakra amount for it but still doesn’t nearly have bare minimum of chakra control to successfully pull it off. As for Sasuke Uchiha. He’s more balanced than either of you but is far from maturing enough to pull it off. Do you understand what I am getting at young Sakura?” Nekoma asked, suddenly pulling out the chibi plushes of team seven from out of nowhere. Again you felt yourself having trouble keeping up with the pace of this mature maiden. “I understand. I take it even with my accumulated chakra it’s still not recommended to do nyah?” You quickly covered your mouth now feeling the strong need to talk like a cat. Sure hanging out with the Ninneko and undergoing training was already doing that. But it was far more embarrassing now after coming close to turning into a literal cat. “Correct. Once again without having enormous chakra inside of you, the nature energy would already take hold of you and never let go. To hold the power of nature is not something you can take lightly young Sakura. That said, the enzyme that allows you to tap into natural energy ironically is what keeping you from experiencing the true extent of nature chakra. “Nekoma said, suddenly rising up from her cushioned throne. You looked at her with confusion as she walks towards you. “Hold still.” As she says this you find yourself doing what Nekoma asked of you. Without giving any resistance Nekoma gently start to prod and check your current physique. With her firm yet gentle fingers, she was able to use a senjutsu version of seismic sense to completely read the flow of your body and perceive any and all characteristics like a super x-ray machine. “As I thought. The enzyme your body produce is different from the curse of the Tenbin Clan. It’s similar but it’s not as corrupted. This variation directly feeds upon your chakra, essentially emptying it before replacing it with natural energy. Thus making you an empty shell to be filled with an abundant amount of natural energy. It is a fraction of what you can truly achieve with Senjutsu but the power far exceeds what you’d normally be able to do with chakra. “Nekoma said, continuing with the process as her attention soon focused on to the source of it. Seeing the diamond on your forehead made the cat sage blink a bit before suddenly laughing. It was strangely cute but also foreboding considering her aura was intensifying further.
>>3664548“Mito Uzumaki ….I see. It all makes sense now. To think that shrew woman’s technique is what lead to this strange development that the Tenbin Clan always wanted to achieve. A truly purified method once mastered. It’s truly amusing. If only her grandchild was still capable of such feat, then Katsuyu would have already passed their secrets of Sage Mode to them. What a truly interesting development.” Nekoma muttered to herself. She was lost in her own thoughts as the aura dances vividly like that of wildfire. The flames forming held enough precision to avoid hitting you but as you see this you start to slowly grasp why the Ninneko reviler her as the Master of the Flames of Purgatory (Rengoku no Honō). Nothing you seen previously could compare to these ghost like bluish white flames. “Um…Lady Nekoma.” You tried to get her attention without invoking her wraith. Although from the looks of it she had a slightly sadistic look on her face. Not Sadistic in the evilish manner. More in the fact that she had something to brag about to the three great sages. At least that’s what you gathered from careful observation. She would slowly look at you with mild confusion before quickly realizing that half of the room was covered in her flames. In an instant those flames quickly disappeared as quickly as they appeared. Leaving in their place was no trace of any damages these powerful flames caused. “Ah sorry. I’m getting distracted. The point that I’m trying to say is that your current circumstance combined with your abnormal composition is what allows you to use Nature Energy without fully embracing it with your own chakra. At this stage it can only influence and mutate your physical form. It’s not enough to even directly influence one’s jutsus to the point they can be called Sage Arts despite the increase in power. “Nekoma said, going back to explaining the basic concepts of Senjutsu and by proxy Sage Mode to you. You listened closely to her explanation, almost having stars forming over your pupils over this fountain of new information. Nekoma meanwhile was mentally fighting the temptation to tell you that you’re inner nerd was showing. “From what you’re telling me so far it sounds like Sage Mode is really something amazing.” You smiled deeply, unaware that your tail was waggling back and forth. Nekoma covered her mouth and turned away from you for a moment. You looked at her with confusion as the elderly maiden was fighting back the urge to hug such a cute neko. Soon enough she would return to look at you after regaining her composure.
>>3664564“Yes. As you put it, Sage mode is very cool. It comes with its own strengths and weaknesses. But I rather you not worry about such things for now. I much prefered if you didn’t get overly ambitious and try to learn something you don’t have the skills to achieve much less master. Right now this Anima is far more important to get under control. That…and it’s most unbecoming to see an unpolished container such as yourself continuing to going without further refinement over their base form. No matter how much you cheat by using powerful transformation and amplifications. It won’t bring the true strength that you desire. “Nekoma lectured, lightly glancing at you like a disappointed grandma as you silently not your head in regret.Although she lectured you, you felt a sort of similarity to her compared to Lord Hiruzen. A sort of tough but fair mindset that didn’t sacrifice any hints of warmth or compassion. Which is all the more impactful considering how much you damaged your reputation with the Ninneko.“On that note I pose a question to you young Sakura. Despite you telling me all about your circumstances, you still chose to truly embrace the inner beast that humanity has long since abandoned due to their growing experiences. By all accounts someone of your age and stature is already strong. And here you are seeking to improve yourself even further. Why is that? What motivates you to do the things you do? And having reach this point…how much has your original intentions have changed?”>How do you answer Nekoma’s question?
>>3664575If you can't think of any answers I can give suggestions sometime later.
>>3664575Because I know how weak I am. I want to protect my friends, or at least keep up with them so I can help, but at every turn they just seem to be getting stronger and stronger. And even then, I look at people like Orochimaru, and I just see more things to protect my friends from, more problems I need to solve. And I'm too weak to do anything other than be a distraction. And just...delay the inevitable. I don't want to delay it. I want to stop it. And I need to be strong to do so.
>she had a slightly sadistic look on her face. Not Sadistic in the evilish manner. More in the fact that she had something to brag aboutSo... smug?
>>3664702In retrospect it sounded better in my head.
>>3664575>"To be frank Nekoma, I don't think it's that simple of a question to answer. On one hand, I wanted the power to protect my friends. On the other, I needed to find a way to control the power that was... already forced onto me. Alebit I think I made a few missteps in doing so. I don't think I was completely wrong but at the same time it's going to worry everyone else if this keeps up."
>>3664692Sorry but I gotta disassemble this one since it irks my autism.We're far from being that weak at this point, we're far from a distraction and our battlefield control coupled with our amazing physical prowess makes us a threat to be reckoned with, couple that with Medical Ninjutsu and we're far from being just a distraction.For a logical person like this Sakura, this is overblowing the powerseeker path.
>>3664711Most of what you write sounds better in your head. If you read it out loud before you post like I do it’ll be easier to catch.
Also before I forget, I'm thinking of at least trying to get the ninneko stuff out of the way before making the next thread. But depending on how things go, something else may happen. So I'm not so sure.
>>3664732Inferiority complexes do not follow logic, and Sakura is not immune.
>>3664840It... really doesn't fit her to have the inferiority complex being the lead on top of her other issues.She has more of a Superman complex, and realizes it.She doesn't really want to push herself so hard but she really can't help herself.
>>3664957Eh, it's a bit of a progression. Superman complex, when met with failure, begets an inferiority complex. "I know I'm strong, I'm just not strong enough to help the people who need it." The solution to the problem is obvious: Become stronger, by whatever means necessary. If that means becoming a little less human in the process, then, to her, it's justified, because she's not doing it for herself. She's doing it for everyone else. She's already putting herself in harms way for others, after all, why not add a little self-mutilation on top of that?
>>3665062People were probably pissed at >>3655112 being added for multiple more reasons then just the "Imma run from my problems by becoming a monster!" rhetoric or just you supporting it.Most of Sakura's inferiority complex only really came by comparing herself to others like Ino (who I should remind you, was beaten rather soundly) and the path she takes is far from "By any means necessary". In fact most likely the biggest reason Sakura trusted Kabuku/Kabuto with Anima is most likely due to a bit of social engineering against a twelve to thirteen year old girl.
>>3665153>>3665153To be fair I thought Ino did really well despite being primarily a support ninja. Beating someone with future sight is no joke.
>>3665193Yeah, which makes the "Lol Inferiority Complex" idea fucking loony, we're dealing with a fucking SANNIN but that isn't gonna cause something like that, it's just gonna put up a warning sign that says she needs to gather power a bit faster then intended.The problem isn't so much inferiority is so much that we're stumbling over the fact our heightened sense of responsibility is causing us to attempt to gather power at such a rate we start stumbling and start making mistakes, if anything Sakura realizes this but can't bring herself to not to do so due to the looming threat.
Honestly speaking, I'm kind of glad Sakura's contracted to the Cats, they're surprisingly empathic to humans and could actually give her some of the much needed Therapy she'll need once the Konoha Crush arc ends.
>>3664692I don't know what to say, but I sure as hell don't want it to be this.>Inb4 Sage puts it in anyway then say it's 'non canon'.
>>3665282See, and that makes sense, but only if you look at things relative to other people Sakura's age. If the only people that Sakura can expect to fight are other genin from other villages, with maybe the occasional chunin, comparing herself along the lines of 'Well, I can roflstomp most of the other genin in existence' is actually pretty reasonable.Her first ninja combat was against a pair of chunin. Her second was against Motherfucking Zabuza. Her third was against Haku. That was her first C-rank mission.Her next combat against another ninja was the Snow Village ninja, followed by the Fucking Train and Snow Rogues take 2. Then she got a hole put in her by fucking Doto, and only managed to pull through with her own bullshit healing abilities.Her next non-D-rank was Rain.The only combat she's been in where she hasn't been woefully outclassed and struggling to survive is against Team Oboro. Even against the sound boys, she HAD to draw on the power of the curse mark (WHICH IS NATURE CHAKRA, HINT HINT) in order to gain a clear advantage. It was promptly wasted fighting Sasuke.Sakura has absolutely no reason to be proud of the fact that she's one of the strongest genin to ever take the exams. She has been shown time and time again that, however strong she is, she still has to struggle. No matter how much power she takes in or how many sacrifices she makes, even of her own humanity, she still isn't strong enough. Orochimaru can come back at any moment, grab Sasuke, kill Naruto, and wander off. That's not even the vague idea of 'There exist people stronger than me,' that is a clear and present threat that she can do absolutely nothing about, because she Just. Isn't. Strong. Enough.She has no reason to believe that bog-standard genin will be a regular occurrence through her ninja career. In fact, she has been shown ample evidence that fights against any sort of low-level ninja will be a rare thing. Thus, why on earth would she compare herself to other ninja relatively, instead of on an objective spectrum that includes people like Itachi, Hashirama, and most importantly, Orochimaru?She's not strong enough. She knows it. Objectively speaking, she's actually kinda a pushover. A shiny pushover with potential, but there's folks out there who don't care about things like that and will absolutely wreck her and her friends just for being in their way.
>>3665566That's still not enough for a inferiority complex in this world dude, her experiencing multiple hardships aside they were all overcome except Orochimaru In fact the missions would probably solidify the important of teamwork and made her more humble rather then anything else. Before you say much about Rain, she was fucking blindsided. There isn't much you can do to overpower a blindside. As for the Legendary Stupid Brothers? That was because we were dealing with the aftereffects of Hero Water., and even then her issues clearly weren't "I wasn't strong enough" but rather "I couldn't help my friends."Yes she struggled, but she has not shown any signs of a inferiority complex outside of her conversation with Ino so let's not beat around the bush, we're not playing Sasuke 2.0 here. Try to work with stuff that's already established instead of forcing something that isn't really there.Also the fuck is that>(WHICH IS NATURE CHAKRA, HINT HINT)and why is it relevant to this discussion?
It sad that she think like that but you see what is happening to her by these events and trying to shortcut her way to power and understanding. She need to change and that a fact and we now know we can't cheat ours way to it. So I'm asking after all this what are we working on first, her mind or her body cause winging it so far is giving us only short term answers for ours long term goals.
>>3665775Cheating her way into power is the only reason she's gotten this far. There is no such thing as 'cheating,' there's only power, and what you're willing to do to get it.>>3665767>I'm not strong enoughand>I can't help my friendsare exactly the same issue. She isn't strong enough to make a difference when people like orochimaru come knocking, or when we get blindsided. You're making excuses, when the crux of the matter is that Sakura just isn't strong enough to keep her friends safe. No matter how you spin it, Sakura's lack of strength, despite all of her cheating and shortcuts (not because of them) is only just barely enough to make a difference when her friends are in danger. And every time she thinks she's reached some new, more significant level of power, she gets beat down and shown just how weak she is.It doesn't matter if she's strong for her age. She's still too weak to keep her friends safe.>and why is it relevant to this discussion?The question is, 'Why are we here, seeking improvement?'
>>3665449>>3665153I remember a time when people actually liked it when I didn't just ignore all the other answers when the victory wasn't absolute/itt wouldn't hurt the narrative.Guess I'll just have to stop doing that for good now.
Don't stop it makes for great quest and it get people talking .
Caught up to the discussion. Little bit surprised that only brown and Green anon really threw in some dialogue choices before debating. Might wait a little while longer to see what else might come either wise I'm going to work with what green anon said and maybe >>3665775 since they bleed together very well.
>>3666082Not that what brown anon suggest is completely bad but any hints of an inferiority complex just won't cut it out of the fear of becoming Sasuke. Or something, I dunno.
>>3666082I was going to write something about going from wanting to fit in with our ninja friends to wanting to become stronger to prove certain people wrong and to hold bad people accountable but then it hit me the writer's self deprication or something and now I don't want to.
>>3666114See that's interesting. You don't need to write dialogue, just give me some sort of suggestion to go with or else I'm going to start thinking I shouldn't do these moments and just keep writing per-determined character choices that eventually mold your Sakura.
>>3666128Alright, here's something>>3664575>You used to train for need, to control yourself and to connect with your peers. Now you realize that reacting to bad things just doesn't cut it, you have to be proactive to prove other people wrong, and you have to be even stronger to make your actions worth.That's pretty much it. At least how I see it.
>>3665918I just came back and Brown Anon's post is making me think I have a Aneurysm.I'm going to go full on ballistic for a moment if you don't mind, no holding back on me calling him a faggot and other insinuations. I'm mostly just venting at this point, please don't try to take it too seriously.>The question is, 'Why are we here, seeking improvement?'I genuinely want to know why you were bringing up Nature Chakra from out of nowhere, stop avoiding the fact your wish to simply powergame is bleeding into your write-in and what you said ignores the actual question that paraphrased is>'Why did you embrace such power, and why do you wish for even more?'You might be able to say "B-but that's what I said." but that's basically ignoring the first part of the question you absolute prancing lala homo man.>Lol being blindsided is making excusesNo it's not, it's factual. I doubt being overpowered would actually deal with sneak attacks unless the power scaling was RIDICULOUSLY biased towards ourselves, and trying to gain such a powerlevel in a short amount of time would not only be ludicrous but also absolutely fucking delusional. Which Sakura clearly isn't.Also should I remind you that the reason we got BTFO by the Sound 4 is because we noticed Sasuke going berserk and our bleeding heart caused us to go straight to them ASAP, ignoring the battle we were actually dealing with in a surprisingly competent manner?Let's see her losses that didn't involve something like that>First fight with Doto>Legendary Stupid Brothers (While injured and doing a much needed retreat)>OrochimaruGosh darn only three? One of which is a Sannin that logically she wouldn't have been able to take on? Are you going to make a inferiority complex simply because of ONE FUCKING PERSON?>I'm not strong enough and I can't help my friends being the same fucking issueNo. No it's not.It's one thing to not be strong enough to help directly. It's another to not be able to help in some other manner such as Medical Ninjutsu. Being a powerhouse has nothing to do with the latter but is more of a personal failing to meet their responsibility.>There is no such thing as 'cheating.' there is only power, and what you're willing to do to get it.Okay calm down there Generic Uchiha Edgelord #92653417, ignoring the fact cheating actually exists in various definitions. Cheating out power is also a thing. You know those snide little shortcuts whenever you do something and say "Oh this definitely won't cause any problems in the future" but it does anyway? That's basically how cheating for power works.Sakura is also not very willing to gather a bunch of power with ridiculous consequences, what happened is that she realized Anima was going bonkers and needed to be treated, and trusted Kabuku/Kabuto to work his magic.Don't even get me started on how your write-in was in the first place "Ron the Death Eater" levels of absolute trash.
>>3667097>>3665918>>3665566Poor Kajika, keeps getting forgotten.
>>3667139Yeah considering we beat Kajika pretty soundly when we weren't dealing with distractions also shows how impressive we were even before being forcefed the Hero Water.Honestly speaking, there has been way too short of a timeframe for Sakura to develop a inferiority complex due to how impressive she has been overall. Sasuke has the excuse of being bombarded with Orochimaru's presence through the curse mark. Us? Not so much.
>>3667153The Shark Hoodie Kiragakure ninja who was really good at water Jutsus. Especially the Water Dragon Technique. He's the main villain of the Crossroads ova.
>>3667156Never heard of him.
>>3667156>Main villainSage don't tell me she's gonna escape from prison just to fuck with us.Frankly that's ridiculous, it's not like you would pull something like that.. right?
>>3667161Oh. Kajika. Not Fubuki.Why is my brain malfunctioning this badly? I guess I need a catnap.
>>3667161Kajika and Mizuki are missing but with how Orochimaru been treating his disposable puppets....it's honestly a fate worse then death. But their ultimate fate will be made aware to you soon. >Fubuki Escaping Prison.No Point. You got enough rivals and adversaries to deal with that are much more effective. Though I am thinking of ways to use stuff like Ice Release more in the story within reason since honestly it's a crime that it never showed up again till way later like certain other Kekki Genkais.
>>3667163preaching to the choir.
Decided to just go with my gut and make the new thread. >>3667222