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Also Minato was a Hokage yet we've never seen his element or anything outside of shadow clone, s/t, sealing, and rasengan. Raikage only uses raiton to increase his reflexes/speed for devastating taijutsu. Tsunade is not the only Kage or legendary shinobi to not use any nature elements or nature ninjutsu.
Should she do more than simple punches and medical jutsus? I disagree. If you are a medic, you probably aren't going to have numerous jutsus. You would focus all you studies/training on healing. Even if you do come from prodigious clans.
Last edited by Yoko; June 13, 2014 at 07:02 PM.
Nono the nun? She was not related to kabuto as far as we saw. Even then, kabuto was one of the talented people, at best we simply don't know who his parents were.
Your point is that having strong parents does not automatically make you strong however the manga has consistently shown that everyone with strong parents is actually strong. Look at naruto. He was born from exceptional parents and by the sole merit of his genes, not of his hard work, he became some sort of demigod. Ashura is fundamentally the same thing. I am not sure of what the manga is talking about when it says naruto or ashura are untalented however they have without a shred of a doubt done everything they have done because of their genes and ability to learn stuff. Naruto has been learning A ranked ninjutsu since he was 12 which would be incredible even if society as a whole hadn't been dragging him down. I mean, during his childhood people actually went out of their way to make him miserable and stop from growing stronger. To boot kushina was noted to be an exceptional shinobi. Naruto failing at academics is kinda moot if he is already a demigod solely on the merit of his genes.
As far as kimimaru goes, his clan as a whole was annihilated because people feared their power. Sure, kimimaru was born stronger than others in his clan but that does not mean the others were weak.
As far as obito goes, we have no reason to believe his parents were weak, we never even saw them. The manga has actually made the point that each and every uchiha back in the day was an elite shinobi. Basically there weren't weak uchiha even if they didn't all necessarily activate the sharingan. The senju were their match and even bested them which presumably also means they were all strong too.
By now the notion that strong parents don't produce strong children is unfounded, there are virtually no known cases of such a thing. Sure, oonoki's children are not as strong as him however his descendants are still elite jonnin. There might be some ground for the idea that non exceptional parents can produce exceptional children although the only known case so far would be gai.
Take Hiruzen the third God of Shinobi, he had two children like Hagoromo. One who is Asuma, the prodigy who lead Team 10 and the other who is Konohamaru's parent, a totally unknown figure.
Then take Nagato's parents, they were civilians with no power yet they bore a child whose chakra was so high he could sustain both Rinnegans of Madara Uchiha and use them almost as if they were his.
Descending from a powerful person grants you the genetic possibility of developing into a great Shinobi but that depends on wheter you took the right genes for talent or the bad genes for hard work.
What we must not forget is how genetics work. You inherit a pool of genes from each of your parents rather than a mixture of their exact genetic code.
Naruto is absurdingly powerful because the soul of a demi-god incarnated into him yet the traits he took from Minato and Kushina are neither equal or advantageous.
Naruto took predominantly traits from his mother, his Uzumaki genes were predominant in terms of strong chakra and life force, his personality is closer to hers and so is his inaptitude for academic prowess yet he did not inherit her most prominent genes.
Naruto lacks Kushina's red hair, his life force is not as strong as her's when you compare their extractions of the Kyuubi and most important of all he lacks her powerful chakra chains which could be used to fight entire armies.
Naruto took much less traits from Minato, he inherited his motor control to learn by repetition and fight at high speeds, his blond hair and his tendency for obliviousness yet he lacked his most prominent features.
Naruto did not inherit Minatos intelligence, his analytical skills are poor and most important of all he doesn't have Minato's talent for Ninjutsu and Fuinjutsu.
From the pool of genetic resources Naruto could take from his parents, he took most of their defects whereas gaining only their generic traits and secondary abilities in return.
His abilities as a Sage and as a Jinchuuriki only developed due to his own merits and his spiritual connection with Ashura whose genes were loosely present whitin Kushina's ancestory.
None of Naruto's primary abilities are a direct result of his strong parents but actually of a strong distant ancestor with thousands of marriages mixed into his genetic descendency, thus proving how phenotypes can skip generations and produce either children who lack any of their parent's good traits or children who manifest incredible traits which both his parents lacked.
This more than makes clear why Tsunade's Senju/Uzumaki parent wasn't some legendary demi-god like her grandfather, a Fuinjutsu prodigy like her grandmother or a combination of both.
Last edited by 1337 haxor; June 13, 2014 at 09:43 PM.