Originally Posted by Rurik
Well, Its a bit different, Yondaime created the Jutsu, Naruto was told what to do to, I'm not taking the merit away from Naruto in learning this Jutsu so fast, but there is a difference between creating and learning.
Unlike the whole Gaara thing I agree with you on this one
. There is most definately a difference between creating and learning a jutsu. Not to take anything away from Naruto since it is still an extremely high level jutsu, but he did at least have something to go off of while learning it.
I'm not sure I can agree with everyones statements that just because Naruto has beaten high level ninja like Gaara and Neji he is considered their equal. A lot of his victories have come from the fact that he is a genin and they underestimate his abilities(happens all the time). Now that's not to say I don't think Naruto is worthy of chunin, I just happen to think so because his abilities and techniques are obviously at the level of every chunin we've seen. I also think he is quite capable as a leader. I think I stated it earlier but he is about the best person in the series at defending what he cares about(along with Rock Lee) and I think he would do perfectly fine defending and protecting his team. Heck, I'd take him as a team leader.
Originally Posted by wingdarkness
And just because he's a Chunnin doesn't mean he has to have a group or be group leader...Tsunade pretty much groups who she wants together and I see no reason why Naruto couldn't be grouped with other Chunnins on mission where he isn't necessarily the group leader(atleast to start)...
I also agree with this statement. Just wanna add that isn't the reason chunin were doing team leader positions because of the shortage of ninja in the village after the battle anyways? That could easily be fixed over time, besides jonin often lead some chunin in B and low A rank missions right? Im sure naruto would have no trouble finding a place as chunin if they really
don't want him to lead a team.
Now if only the people that decide rank would actually get a chance to see what Naruto is actually capable of...besides farting and digging holes. I mean we all know but do they?