Re: What happened to Sakura? Where did Kishi fail?
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Originally Posted by yahiko24
Clans & Bloodlines
One thing people haven't been mentioning much about Tsunade vs. Sakura is that Tsunade is the granddaughter of Hashirama and has both Senju and Uzumaki blood and raising. Granted, it didn't do much for her brother Iwaki, lol. Sakura doesn't have that. Naruto has Uzumaki and Namikaze (for whatever it's possibly worth) and Sasuke is a true heir to the Uchiha. Thus, her disparity isn't just about being female it's about not being from a famous clan I think. I'm not Kishi though.
Regarding Sakura, she may surpass Tsunade in one area and may well become the greatest medic of all time unless she is surpassed by a future generation I expect, but unless she dedicates herself to something else she'll never become a complete shinobi like Tsunade. Right now, she has the war as a medic and must capitalize on it to master her understanding of medical ninjutsu, healing, and the creation and antidotes of poisons.
While the war is raging I don't think she has time to learn genjutsu, summon Katsuyu (especially since Tsunade always has her summoned for communication.), etc.
Sakura stopped developing
What Sakura hasn't done that Naruto and Sasuke have is train and improve themselves on their own, even if training with others. Naruto had help with sage mode, but there was a great deal he had to overcome himself including his secret training, the same goes for Sasuke. Even Tsunade during her time away from Konoha trained to generate her yin blue diamond seal and release for mitotic regeneration. This is the area that Sakura or her character did not develop. She didn't learn summonings, Tsunade's electrical muscle confusion (whatever it's called) jutsu, Shizune'z poison cloud, genjutsu with Kakashi. Again, this is where she failed, she stopped developing, Kishi I suppose felt content that she was where he wanted her, I don't know.
Given that the story might end shortly after the war, I don't know how much further she'll progress.