Re: Sasori Third Databook Stats are impressive
Sasori was indeed powerful.
Sasori defeated the Third Kazekage, who was said to be the strongest ninja in the history of Sunagakure, though Sasori states that he had some trouble defeating him. Deidara himself even admitted that Sasori was the stronger of the two.
Honestly, Sakura would've died without Chiyo. Too bad he was a minor antagonist, and died easily to continue the plot.
And you are incorrect. Sasori's stats are a total of 34.5. The maximum is 40. He isn't 2 away from perfection. Itachi had 35.5, which is higher.