why all the sakura hate? she is awesome and she will surpasse tsunade
Originally Posted by USSJ Future Trunks
lacks screentime =/= useless. look how many lives she saved in that arc. gaara and kankuro for sure. healed naruto when his whole body was covered in burns with one hand, in seconds. saved karin. saved hinata. saved countless medics when she defeated and reported to HQ about zetsus abilities and attacks, saved 3 people from pains centipede, oneshotted lee kiba and sai in seconds, would have killed sasuke if she actually wanted to and therefore saved kakashis life.
and her intelligence is on an entirely different level to 90% of narutoverse. figured out obitos jutsu by seeing it once, figured out how to use and cure complex poisons, figured out the basics of chakra control before sasuke, could have completed the first chunin exam without cheating when accomplished ninjas like neji could not, and has one of the highest databook scores in intelligence among the konoha 11. IIRC only neji and shika are smarter
All Sakura really needs is more experience, a super medical jutsu like Byakugo, and to make a contract with the slugs to be around on par with Tsunade. There are other stuff like Body Pathway Derangement but equivalents can arrive from experience like I mentioned. She DID trick the Zetsu clone and solve the medical ninja killing spree mystery after all...
You know, it's because of her growth up til now that I've come to actually like Sakura. You call her useless; why? Can you tell me some good reasons, aside from her lack of screentime or the fact that she hasn't surpassed Tsunade yet? Not trying to step on anyone's toes, as I'm really not that fond of Sakura, but really: are you forgetting she hasn't had the same level of motivation as Naruto and Sasuke?
Naruto has gotten stronger to not only have people acknowledge him, as was his original goal, but also to save Sasuke, as well as the rest of his friends, fulfill promises he's made to his loved ones and ultimately to uphold peace/try to create peace. Sasuke, meanwhile, had something driving him to become strong and cunning from a very young age. He was led to believe it best to kill his brother, and so he trained constantly in order to grow stronger so he could one day take down his brother and avenge his family. He even chose to betray the people he cared about, break his bonds with them supposedly, in order to obtain power. And he did.
After the truth about Itachi was revealed, Sasuke got a new drive: anger. Pure hatred that, at one point, had driven him absolutely mad. He became evil, truly evil, but he had also become even stronger because of his desire to crush the Leaf. Even if he didn't gain strength for the right reasons, that doesn't matter.
You hear people say Naruto has surpassed Jiraiya and Sasuke has surpassed Orochimaru a lot; you don't hear them say the same thing about Sakura because she hasn't yet. She hasn't had the drive behind her, pushing her to. The reason to work so hard. But the fact that Kishimoto threw that in, especially so early on, means that there's a very good chance it will end up happening. So please, be patient and wait before you go bashing a character. The manga isn't even finished yet.
Why do I get the feeling that her genjustsu affinity is going to play a part in the moon plan? It's a serious shame that she never got allowed to build that up on top of her training with Tsunade. Sakura would be a beast.