Let's get one thing straight on Tsunade and her fruitless fight with Kabuto at the first half of the fight; Kabuto overwhelmed her before her whole fear episode started. Coming back to the topic, Sakura's intelligence is quite bookish if anything else. Her analytical skills are unimpressive for higher tiers. Here Kishimoto is being quite desperate to inject some sort of intellect growth into her. Quite the visual-hyperbole, I would say.
@Chatte Why Chatte, you left base and came here to shower us with Tsunade and Sakura love?
Also Ino being the best makes sense, since, as logic would, there would be both pratical and theorical aspects of the subjects, and Sakura would be at the very bottom of all pratical ones while acing the theorical ones.
In part 1 Sakura was the weakest, the Preliminaries tie with Ino was plot induced, considering later Hinata ( someone not outstanding in the least ) did way better than Sakura could ever hope to do.
And if I recall right in Sakura's flashbacks ( when they were kids ) she said how Ino was the best kunoichi in everything
Man, I'd forgotten about that. It's funny how accurate her statement was in hindsight. She pretty figured out 90% of what there was to know about it. She didn't know it was Sharingan related but she hit a bulls-eye on pretty much everything else. Good call Sakura.:nod
And the stuff she didn't figure out still doesn't make a ton of of sense to me; like...
- How he can use his eye to "phase" body parts his sharigan isn't looking at.
- How he's able to dodge through attacks he doesn't see coming.
I remember thinking, at the time, it would have to be a passive thing (like Garra's sand defense) due to that stuff but it turned out not to be.
I wouldn't go so far.
You think Tsunade can handle Oonoki? Doubt she could hit him with his levitation stuff.
You think Gaara's sand won't suffocate her to death? Perhaps she could get one over Gaara not sure.
But to stay on topic, Sakura does deserve props there, but the way the story has gone, we will forget to giver her any props since her love for Sasuke has lost reasoning.
Considering he never showed her any form of returning her feelings, yet she still loved him deeply and then she ended up poisoning Naruto with the kunai was the last straw for many fans.
It's a shame since Sakura deserves quite a few panels of awesomeness. Considering she is mean't to be the parallel of Tsunade for Naruto's generation.
I personally hate her btw but I don't character bash. Like many people I know, that scene where she couldn't stab Sasuke was the last straw.
But I recognize that it's because she was neglected as a character.
Yeah, that was pretty damn smart of Sakura. Still, would have been smarter if she'd actually told anyone about it.
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1. Sakura was THE ONLY ONE who could answer ALL the Chunin Exam's questions quickly without cheating at all. And Ino was the one who used Mind Body Switch Technique on Sakura, then copied all Sakura's answers. =)
2. Ibiki was the one who commented that the test could not be done by genin, it also simply hinted that Sakura's intelligence is superior than other students. While all of them cheated, Sakura answered all questions by her own. =)
3. On Ino's page, it only said that she's on top of the class alongside with Sasuke and Shino while in Academy, which it was before they even became genin, and the test was just simple transformation jutsu, it's far more different than Chunin exam.
4. During Sakura's flashback when they're very young, Ino was just more confident than her and that's why she wanted to be stronger than Ino, thus when they love the same guy, they became rival. It's not that Ino was the best kunoichi in everything like you said at all. =)
Also, if you look at Sakura's intelligence stat and compare with all other rookies, you'll see that her intelligence was 3.5 from the start, and now 4, which only Shikamaru is smarter than her. So, she's a lot smarter than Sasuke and Ino or any other students, except only Shikamaru.
I hope my answer could clear out all your confusions. =)
PS. You can read & compare about Sakura's intelligence and stats on this page.
she was mentally strong, but phisically super-weak.
Ino not-withstanding, Sakura was at the very bottom of the Rookie 9 in the physical aspect
Sure. She's clever, that's been made important for quite a few times. Too bad her (and other rookies') character has been made unimportant...
I mean Naruto has been looking pretty bad as a character too lately, and one has to think a turnaround must happen for him. Why not one more?
the purpose of the exam is the most important thing to consider which is right answer. sakura wrote answers in the paper correctly by herself, but was it the correct answer for the exam? no.
the real question of the exam was to check students ability to extract information without being distracted. sakura could write the answers in the paper, but she failed very much in actual regard, let alone being genius by answering from memory.
Sakura did really passed that exam. She doesn't need to cheat or to extract the info without getting noticed/caught because she's already knows the info she needs.
If that exam is a mission, sakura or team seven already completed that with ease. She/they don't need to spy or to extract any info at all because she/they already knows what's to be done.
May be ibiki's motives is to check the genins ability to extract an informations they dont know without being caught, but sakura at that time is an exception. Her intelligent surpassed all the genin/k12. That's why I'm doubting shikamaru's intelligent/IQ. If his IQ is beyond of a genin, why the hell he dont know how to answer those exam?:zomg
the exam was all about that, the information itself was nothing. so, sakura memorized the info, very well, but she very much failed the main purpose. the ones who collected the info from others without being detected are the actual stars of the exam. namely, shikamaru, sasuke, ino, neji etc. would be the names of such people who got the purpose of the exam and acted accordingly.
Sakura is good for 3 things:
1-Drooling over Sasuke.
2-Hitting Naruto for no good reason.
3-QQ-ing about anything.
Oh and what she said there is just wrong. Its the biggest inlogical thing you can come up with. It just tured up right as it is a bloody manga.
She said "it makes sense that if he can make his hole body disapear then he should be able to do the same with individual body parts".
Imagine separating half the brain... I mean wtf? You have to be a MORON to belive that individual can function with half his brain... How about removing his upper torso... How would he even STAND if the signals can't reach his lower body (from the brian obviously)? What happends with the damn BLOOD if he is removing half his body and leaving the rest there? Why is it not flowing out? How the hell can he speack or see them if his face is not really there? I can keep going with this... How about gravity? Inertia? Asuming only half his body is influenced by 1 or both of this forces he would never be able to reatach himself. Of coruse you can just say "dude its a manga" and you would be right but still...
Point is only an individual with the IQ of a MONKEY would get to this conclusion. This is no feat for Sakura, its a manga stupidity feat.