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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15
In Naruto Shippuden she really improved, so in my opinion she is no longer useless.
I also love to play her in games because her abilities are the best.
Right now I'm just frustrated with the mystery around Sakura and Sasuke's relationship... Never expected them to get together, but they did!
So now Sarada is just as confused as I was lol
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Posted 6/23/15
While she isn't useless, she does play a damsel in distress too often. I would like to see her character taken more seriously.
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Posted 6/23/15
She was PAINFULLY useless until Shippuden, but why are we discussing Sakura when it's blatantly obvious Hinata is the best girl?
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Posted 6/23/15
About as bad as Kisaragi from the KanColle anime
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Posted 6/23/15
She does medical stuff so I guess, she's fine.
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CKD-Anime wrote:

I've never seen her make a sandwich, so useless. jk
But honestly she has no common sense.


Two examples can disprove that statement:

~ Part one - Sakura was the first to notice and explain the illusion Kotetsu and Izumo play on the genin before the written part of the chunin exam. Only her and Sasuke had the "common sense" to recognise the genjustu.
~ Part two - Sakura was the one to sense, realise and reveal that the white Zetsus had infiltrated the army by impersonating shinobi.


"No common sense" would imply that she lacked intelligence... Sakura is highly regarded for her intelligence by everyone, especially Kakashi, who is known to frequently comment on her intellect. She was one of the top academy graduates - the top in book smarts and the understanding of jutsu and shinobi law. Her physical skills lacked in the beginning before becoming her strong point in Shippuden but her "sense" has always been top notch. Not to mention that she was one of only two or so students to not have to cheat in the chunin exams.

One more example of "sense" applied in canon, in case you're still unsure:

- Duplicating the antidote against Sasori's poison into hypodermic form when saving Kankuro and administering it to herself seconds before Sasori launches his "final" attack (in her and Chiyo's fight) allowing her to smash his puppet into pieces and enable herself to resist his poison for a period of time in which she can attack him close range with hand to hand combat (his weakness) where his focal weapon (poison) won't be effective as she was able to craft the medicine into performing a neutralising effect in which any poison her body is exposed to will be converted into harmless protein. When Sasori dives for Chiyo after stabbing Sakura with his extensive poisoned wire, she showcases her common sense by reeling him in by said wire to dish out her final blow in the last second.


"Wait a second... There's no way the poison was neutralised. Don't tell me she analysed the poison I used in that fight? Impossible! Even if she were somehow able to isolate the individual components, she wouldn't be able to prepare an antidote that easily. The antidote is prohibitively difficult to mix. If there's even the slightest mistake... Even I needed to reference the mix ratio tape... And I created it!"
- Sasori

Don't let the door slap the sandwich out your hands on the way out. JK!
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She was PAINFULLY useless until Shippuden, but why are we discussing Sakura when it's blatantly obvious Hinata is the best girl?


Are you really comparing Sakura to Hinata? I'll rephrase... Are you really comparing Sakura to Hinata on a discussion of uselessness? The stupidity and hypocrisy, wow...

1. Official statistics from Kishimoto himself:
- Sakura = 26
- Hinata = 21.5

2. Status
- Sakura = next generation Sannin, Jounin, surpassed a Kage, greatest medic in history
- Hinata = lost her heir title to her 7 year old sister

3. The entire manga
- Read it...

Seriously far too many people rely on the anime. That content is not direct from the creator. Kishimoto himself named Sakura his favourite girl, alongside the "best kunoichi". Pierrot are a biased studio who alter characters' appearances and personalities. Read if you wish:
http://dattebae.tumblr.com/post/117335466875/sorry-but-hinata-isnt-moe-they-never-sexualized
http://erzascarletknight.tumblr.com/post/118074227653/im-gonna-sounds-like-a-pervert-but-i-actually

You mean to say that Hinata is your favourite. You prefer her. You like her more than Sakura. Not that Hinata is the best girl, because that is far from fact. There is a big difference between fact and opinion.

"Useless - not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome."

If you ask me, Hinata is much more useless. Going by exact definition that is - Hinata did not fulfil her intended purpose (being the Hyuga heir). Don't get me wrong, she's a great character! But by actuality of the term "useless" - she was a side character who had no purpose in the manga apart from being representative of a plot device used to show how much Naruto can impact and inspire. Kishi stated that was her purpose.

The furthest you can argue on her usefulness was her intention to save Naruto. But she didn't... She failed. So that, by definition, is useless. Like I said, people argue that she "saved" Naruto from Pein but she just got in the way and died, unleashing the Kyuubi. Had it not have been for Minato's seal, Kurama would have destroyed the Leaf.

Naruto would have raged like that regardless of who put their life on the line, which was why they were strictly told not to interfere! She interfered... Had that have been Sakura, people would have shamed her for not listening, disobeying orders and "being useless".

She tried to save Naruto and fell in the dirt whilst Sakura manually pumped his heart with her hand. Yet people label Sakura as the useless one...
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Easy there friend, although you made VERY good points I was stating my opinion jokingly or more so in regards to appeal and looks (personal preference).
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Posted 6/27/15

midgetmeredith wrote:


CKD-Anime wrote:

I've never seen her make a sandwich, so useless. jk
But honestly she has no common sense.


Don't let the door slap the sandwich out your hands on the way out. JK!




Just because Kishimoto gave Sakura a few moments in the spotlight doesn't redeem the fact that she has no common sense.

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CKD-Anime wrote:


midgetmeredith wrote:


CKD-Anime wrote:

I've never seen her make a sandwich, so useless. jk
But honestly she has no common sense.


Don't let the door slap the sandwich out your hands on the way out. JK!




Just because Kishimoto gave Sakura a few moments in the spotlight doesn't redeem the fact that she has no common sense.



You literally deleted my entire comment proving that she has common sense and then you argue that she doesn't... Lol, logic?

I've literally proved that statement false. It is common sense that Sakura has common sense. Seriously, how does she not? I'm curious...
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JordanRaptor wrote:

Easy there friend, although you made VERY good points I was stating my opinion jokingly or more so in regards to appeal and looks (personal preference).


Fair enough! It is personal preference after all, so no worries. Sorry about that!
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It's fine bud, I was really impressed by the points you made though. You really know your stuff.
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Posted 6/27/15 , edited 7/15/15
Edit: Sorry I got caught up in the moment; I just remembered that I don't like Naruto anyways, so I don't know why I'm arguing.



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Kawaii_Kj wrote:

i mean i guess
but notice how in EVERY naruto opening shes awlays sad or crying...
like she has no reason to cry...


The keyword here is "opening"... The anime. Studio Pierrot (the animators) are the prime reason why Sakura is so hated! They're a biased studio with no concept of her personality/anatomy that make fillers where she's a damsel in distress and/or a tsundere bitch with a "bad boy > nice guy complex".

More often than not, her "haters" are anime-only watchers who falsely believe that her "canon" personality/appearance is the one Pierrot shat out. They demean her in every possible way when her canon self (direct from Kishi) shines.
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midgetmeredith wrote:


Kawaii_Kj wrote:

i mean i guess
but notice how in EVERY naruto opening shes awlays sad or crying...
like she has no reason to cry...


The keyword here is "opening"... The anime. Studio Pierrot (the animators) are the prime reason why Sakura is so hated! They're a biased studio with no concept of her personality/anatomy that make fillers where she's a damsel in distress and/or a tsundere bitch with a "bad boy > nice guy complex".

More often than not, her "haters" are anime-only watchers who falsely believe that her "canon" personality/appearance is the one Pierrot shat out. They demean her in every possible way when her canon self (direct from Kishi) shines.


toch'e.... *nods approveingly
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