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Shikaku take on an entire group of Sound ninja all on his own. Sure, he was with Chouza and Ino's dad, but they were fighting other ninjas without actually helping each other out.
this fight is tough and hard to predict who will be the winner,i can't make my mind yet to which one i will give my vote but neji byakugan and his technique that can block the chakra flow and that will lead to his opponent to don't be able to perform any ninjutsu but shikamaru stragedy is also something to be worry about.
Neji has the advantage and the win. He doesn't have to wait for the perfect battleground conditions whether it night or day and that is Shikamaru's weakness. To battle someone like Neji in any tournament, the least Shikamaru can do is just quit. He didn't before and he can do it again.
Or we could say that since the shadows aren't tangible, they can't choke or stab anyone, if that works for you
Not to mention that Neji knows his weakness better than anyone else...we've already seen from the Kidomaru fight that knowing a counter doesn't guarantee a victory (Neji pulled that one out of his ass, but considering he was fighting a Sound 4 member, the fact he survived that long against an opponent with prior knowledge of him is exemplary) I don't think Shikamaru can stop Neji from spinning, summon a spider that turns into a mass of webbing, or fire arrows that drill through trees, lol
Also, what would Shikamaru have done against Temari to actually beat her?
Truth is the rules of ignorance heavily damage shikamaru, while it would be plausible to say that in a neutral environment (not plain) shikamaru will offer a close fight or even topple Neji at the present; ignorance of his opponent's skills in combination with Neji's high speed, far and close fight style doesn't give enough time to create a plausible counter strike. Even if we exaggerate and turn shika's intelligence up to 11 (granting him ridiculous levels just to give honour to the imaginative character) fact is he will be dealt with before a second strike ever comes to a close. Neji's empty palm in combination with 64 palm strikes ends the battle almost instantly and in a swift combo while shikamaru is buidlig an strategy on how to figure out the opponent's skills.
Last edited by Sevenheadedmirror; June 30, 2011 at 08:35 PM.
i made my mind and i give it to neji because his byakugan Juuken (gentle fist) techniques can stop the flow of shikamara chakra and not more shadow technique and these techniques are pretty poweful :Hakkeshou Kaiten - Eight Divination Palms of the Hand, Heavenly Spin,Hakke Hyakunijuuhachishou - Eight Divination Signs, One-Hundred and Twenty-Eight Palms of the Hand,Hakke Rokujuuyonshou - Eight Divination Signs, Sixty-Four Palms of the Hand,Hakke Kuushou - Eight Divination Signs Air Palm,Hakke Hasangeki - Eight Divination Signs Destructive Mountain Fist and eventually neji will own shikamaru.
it might be meaningless but to become jonin in the leaf neji must have done something important. he is very intelligent,and during the mission to recover sasuke shikamaru admitted neji's strength,chosing him as second leader of the team. and when they wondered what was into the barrel neji answered that they couldn't have already killed sasuke because they needed him. neji understood and in that situation neji seemed smarter http://www.mangareader.net/93-191-5/...apter-186.html .