- Ep. 43 Revised - (I got hasty and forgot to add Shikamaru's and Kin's battle the first time ^_^;; sorry)
Tenten of Konoha dukes it out with Temari of Sand. Sadly, Tenten's attacks are largely Taijutsu-based
(based on physical, or hand-to-hand fighting techniques). She applies the use of weapons to defeat her
opponent. Hokage comments that Tenten has a good sense of distance, being the right amount of area away
from her opponent to be both offensive and defensive.
Tenten begins by a few shurikens, Temari reflecting by flashing her fan, its wind power stopping the
shurikens from landing any damage. Tenten next pulls a fierce hurricane tactic, spinning herself into the
air and allowing a special scroll to spiral around her from which she can extract a variety of weapons
which she sends to Temari, who merely stands there and flashes her fan, its wind force stopping every
weapon in its track. Temari explains that her fan has three stars. Tenten had already seen the first one,
and if she saw two more, she would lose.
Tenten withdraws two scrolls to perform her ultimate technique, placing them on the ground vertically
and performing Soushouryu (Rising Twin Dragons). Two dragon-shaped smoke trails shoot into the air, then
dissipate into twin scrolls from which Tenten swirls into the middle and withdraws a second flurry of
weapons launched at Temari, who reveals her second star and stops them all. Temari scoffs at her
opponent's pathetic onslaught, as Tenten remarks she isn't done yet, launching herself into the sky and
using chakra strings attached to her fingers to pull the weapons up and re-launch them at Temari, who
replays her same attack, sending Tenten flying through the air and crashing into the ground, upon which
Temari reveals her last star, flying through the air on her fan. She then lands on the ground and waves
her fan, performing Ninpou Kamaitachi (Whirlwind Attack). Tenten is send into a blinding whirlwind with
chakra embedded into it that begins to tear and cut Tenten to shreds. She lands, cracking her back on
Temari's fan. The match is over.
Temari labels Tenten as trash, and Rock Lee, to avenge such dishonorment to his teammate, attempts his
Konoha Whirlwind, only to have it blocked by the quick Temari.
The next match: Nara Shikamaru vs Kin Tsuchi
Shikamaru starts off by using Ninpou Kage Mane No Jutsu (Shadow Imitation Technique) to force her to attack and reveal her moves. Kin does indeed fall for his ploy, sending out her attack, needles with bells attached which lodge themselves into the wall behind Shikamaru. The intent is that the opponent will react to the needle attached to the bell, and be hit by the one without. Shikamaru explains this, but next notices that Kin had chakra strings attached to the bells, ringing them to cause him to divert his attention as she impaled his shoulder with two needles. She rings her bells again, the bells having a special frequency that causes the victim to see illusions of his opponent as well as not be able to move.
Shikamaru finally succeeds by applying his Ninpou Kage Mane No Jutsu to hide under her strings' supposed shadow. Strings at the height she was holding them would have no shadow; it was his technique. From there, Shikamaru renders Kin unable to move, and forces her to then copy him, both tossing a shuriken at the other. To dodge the shuriken toss, each of the fighers would have to duck backwards. Behind Shikamaru there is air. Behind Kin there is a wall. Consequently, Kin knocks herself unconscious and Shikamaru wins the match.
The next match: Naruto VS Inuzuka Kiba