i have noticed, especially now that story does many flashbacks in senju and uchiha that manga is too much depended on bloodlines and not at the characters' individual effort
practically all uchiha clan are kids abusing their eye-powers, nagato is all about rinnegan and it keeps going
there are very few characters that are outstanding cause of their own effort combined with their prudence and skill regardless of natural gifts
itachi and kakashi, were brilliant with or without the sharingan, they were far better than that, mostly cause of their intelligence
rock lee- nothing to really say, his warrior spirit reflects on his energy, in my opinion he is the only guy that had no natural gift and just gains power through training and character
i know it isnt rock lee the main but i would love to see him, someway open 4-5 gates without side effects
naruto, naruto if you forget the kyuubi, already has (according to kakashi) much chakra, and when he achieved something excellent for the character...(sage mode) booom, nine tails make it useless
sasuke nothing to say
only cursed seal and sharingan
to sum up, i feel like 98% of the characters
are overwhelming from abilities they got from birth
and only the 2% have power reflecting from character and personal effort
Well on the one hand i want to agree, but on the other hand: Thats what makes people special: Their unique abilities and the strongest in the Narutoverse simply are The Uchiha and the Senju (and the Uzumaki). Those 2 families have the very strong powers and thus have a great impact on the ninja world.
However there are hard fighting people that get to the top. A has no bloodline limit, Onooki is awesome and Gaara is outstanding as well. You mentioned Lee but Kakashi already wouldn't be this strong without Sharingan (inspite of being a genius).
Generally i do not dislike the spam of Bloodline Limits, BUT I think a bit more versality wouldn't hurt.
What makes it even worse is that Mokuton and Sharingan basically were wiped from the earth, yet every important character has access to this power! That doesn't make sense in so many ways and I'd just consider it somewhat poor writing and little imagination work.
Why wipe out a cool clan like Kaguya with an awesome Bloodline limit why not use Hakus clan ability? Why not giving Naruto some versillaty and cool techniques despite his modes, rasengan and Kage Bunshin?
It all goes in hand...
It's true. Just about all of the top tier shinobi has a special bloodline,but its been that way since the beginning. Mianto is an exception out of a small portion.
jraiya was awesome alothough he is dead but oh well , orochimaru is still here , so i hope he somehow saves the manga
There are a few individuals at the top without bloodline abilities. The current Kages have only one individual amongst their ranks with an inherited bloodline ability. Gai has been pretty impressive recently. Nagato, Tobi and Itachi are the only members of Akatsuki confirmed to be bloodline ability users. The others managed to excel without such abilities. The Hokages are pretty low on bloodline abilities, only Hashirama utilises an inherent ability. So some people worked with less. Of course, Hashirama's ability and the Sharingan are front and center at the moment, and their users are ridiculous. If the likes of Madara hadn't been revived, and there was less reason for Naruto to get such a ridiculous boost after controlling Kurama, fighters without bloodline abilities would be able to compete.
now if u want to become more powerful u can use Hashirama's power. madara, obito, and orochimaru have using it just we have to wait to some others to use it . its is also easy power-up than as lots of guys say naruto get free power-up. for power-ups naruto train so its not free.
right now all big/top ninjas r with Uchiha , Senju and tail beast related
dont get me wrong, its not like i am no impressed by the natural abilities and i dont mind if all the "bad guys" got one
but from the "good side" i wanna see the soul of the individuals play more important role is the battle
as you guys mentioned many of the kages (especially the dead ones) were excellent shinobi, without practically any bloodline, like minato, sarutobi, third raikage , raikage of the present
because with the bloodline festival it seems like a fatalist battle
ok, we already know that allied nations will win, but not make it so pro-determinated
First thing first, welcome!
Second, as many so well said before me, there are actualy exceptions that proved to be incredibly powerful without bloodline gifts:
-Orochimaru, 'nuff said.
The fact that he has 3 Hokages under his thumb just puts him above almost everyone else
-Jiraiya was incredibly strong, to the point a Rin'negan user believed he would lose if he had full knowledge of its abilities
-Yondaime is another fine example, the guy combined talent with incredible skills, all without a bloodline
-Kabuto was the main force of his war, and reached his height through research and incredible medical skills
-Gai is a beast
Onorable mentions Gaara, Hidan, Kakuzu, Deidara ( all those are Hijutsus, secret techniques that anyone can learn ).
So while true that the majority of top tiers have Gekkei Kenkais, its also true that a fair number of powerful fellows managed to reach that height without them.
Perhaps it is but i have to say i don't have a problem with it. As long as i like the story, caracters and what not... Well who cares?
You know i always looked at that praise from Nagato as a ... Well PRAISE as he himself stated. That or he was refering to JMan going around Pein and going direcly to where Nagato is and ending him. JMan vs a guy in a wheelchair would not a be a real fight now would it :P I mean thing about it, JMan had big problems entering SM vs 1 single realm... Now imagine all the realms there.
The term bloodline is a bit confusing here, I believe.
Yeah not even sure if we should call Mokuton a Kekkei Genkai... Its more like an abnormality. The way i see it Kekkei Genkai applies to a clan and its passed down.
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But Kekkei Genkai is basically the ability to combine two elements and make a new element. I suggest we should stop referring to it as bloodline limit, since it's not something that applies to a whole clan under all circumstances.
Byakugan, Sharingan, Shikotsumyaku (Kaguya Clan and Kimimaro's Kekkei Genkai) and Haku's Hyoton aside (Yuki clan), I don't exactly remember the lineage thing playing a great deal of role.
Without talking about the fight, Jiraiya was a great shinobi that Nagato respected even if he hated him