One of the most important tournaments in Shonen history is that of Naruto, written and drawn by Masashi Kishimoto. The examination of the Chunin was introduced in the early phases of the manga, which provided for a tournament with direct clashes between the competitors in the final phases. Except that Konoha's strongest genins and their opponents gave way to war.

What the Chunin Tournament would have been like if the war hadn't been planned? Let's try to imagine the clashes and the outcome of this Naruto competition. The first fight would have stayed exactly the same as Naruto Uzumaki and Neji Hyuga fought without interference. The same applies to the last battle in the quarter-finals, that between Shikamaru Nara and Temari della Sabbia with the second advance in the semi-finals.

Instead, the other two collisions would remain balanced. On the one hand, we saw the full clash between Shino Aburame and Kankuro, which ended in some kind of tie, but with a completely different field than originally planned. In the economy of a meeting Kankuro had a slight advantage when switching sidesAdditionally, Shino was poisoned at the end of the fight but was potentially able to go on for a while to get the win and then the cure for the next game. Because of this, we believe Shino Aburame would have won the semi-finals against Temari. Sasuke VS Gaara, on the other hand, would have been an extraordinary game and would have reached the end. However, without a possible conversion from Gaara to Ichibi, it is possible that Sasuke would have managed to defeat the opponent and secure the semi-finals, but not without exhausting much of his energy.

So we would have had in the semi-finals Naruto Uzumaki versus Sasuke Uchiha and Shino Aburame versus Temari. Both battles would have been balanced until the end: Naruto can count on great energy, and if Sasuke had been really exhausted from the clash with Gaara, he might not have been able to keep up with the blonde ninja despite the superior skills; Shino, on the other hand, should have faced a Temari who with his far-reaching attacks can easily disorient and destroy Shino's offensive tactics. Given a 50% win for the two of us under these conditions, we assume that sooner or later Shino will manage to find the winning tactic and knock the girl out.

There The final of the Chunin tournament could then see Naruto against Shino. Despite the lack of Rasengan and the non-use of the conjuring technique, Naruto certainly had some natural advantages that immediately got Shino into trouble: the sapwood beetles feed on chakra and with whatever the Uzumaki has at their disposal, they cannot be a winning tactic. Also, using the body multiplication technique, Naruto is extremely difficult to aim for Shino, who sees him as a natural opponent. Consequently, in our opinion Naruto would have had a good chance of winning the Chunin tournament. And how do you think Chunin tournament without the invasion of Konoha?

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