The Worst Fight Ever In Naruto

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The fight in question comes during the third round of the Chunin Exam arc. At this stage, the various young Ninja still participating are bunched into pairs and forced to duel until knockout, death, or surrender. It just so happens that in the fourth round of this testing, Sakura is chosen to fight against her romantic rival, Ino. Neither girl has been given a particularly strong combat skill, so the fight in question deals more with their shared backstory. As fans on Quora are quick to attest, this ends up being a recipe for a rather bland fight.

“There were no special techniques used at all, mostly because Sakura is not from a ninja clan and Ino’s abilities are supplementary not direct,” wrote user Brandon Layne. “So it was just punching and kicking the whole time. Even worse, the tension between the fight is all about Sasuke Uchiha. They are fighting a match so that they can progress to the final rounds…and yet they are fighting over a brooding bad boy who doesn’t even like them, and who has his own share of his issues.”

To top it off, the fight ends in a draw. This anti-climatic ending and overall boring vibes make it a common answer to a question posed in a similar thread on Myanimelist. It is also especially uneventful in comparison to the rest of the arc, as one of the franchise’s most iconic fights occurs mere episodes beforehand.

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