Shikamaru is a sub character, but hes underated as hell.Hes smart with his tactical decisions, and can turn a disadvantage into a advantage.and hes developed his shadow technique into many forms. He is definitly Anbu material. He was chosen at one time to become a guardian but he passed it down. Shikamaru is one powerful ninja.Able to subdue many enemies at once seen here:
Shikamaru is one of my favs for sure because of his shadow technique. it could be used as a "ultimate defense" as well because he can manipulate many shadow strings at once. seen here:
i dont think they made shikamaru as strong as he really could be!.