I wanted to do an interesting essay this time so I decided to do one that I really doubt anyones thought about. This is about Shino and his potential. Now Shino controls bugs, not normal ones but bugs in general. If Shino uses his bugs well then im going to predict what he can do and what he should be able to do. This probably isnt as organized as my other essays but it does well. When we think of Shino we think of bugs and brains (or atleast I do). However, the guys a Chuunin. That doesnt mean he sucks, it just mean hes not a Jounin. For all we know, he didnt take exams. Here ill try to explain some of Shino's potential. Aburame Shino Pre-chuunin exam->Post-chuunin exam(17->18 = +1) Ninjutsu: 3.5 -> 3.5 Taijutsu: 1.5 -> 1.5 Genjutsu: 2 -> 2 Knowledge: 3 -> 3.5 Strength: 1.5 -> 1.5 Speed: 1.5 -> 2 Stamina: 2 -> 2 Seal: 2 -> 2 I pretty much did that to show his offense. Taijutsu isnt his style, neither is strength so thats out of it. Intelligence and Ninjutsu fit him well. I think that hes going to start to get some more bug attributes. Poison- There are poisonous bugs. Shino and his intelligence would make use of is. Using poison on his opponents would sort of kinda be like Kankurou but they are pretty much equal in skill (rank? who cares) last time we saw them. I can only guess that Shino's greatly improved beyond that in the bug area. With his poison skills he should be able to use jutsu like Doku Chakra Senbon: Chakra-based Poison Needles Jounin Level Jutsu ? based on Chakra manipulation Shino can manipulate his own Chakra and make it poisonous, because he is of the Aburame Clan and his bugs have the potential to evolve into poisonous bugs. He forms his Chakra into needles and makes them surround his fingers, ready to shoot them at his opponent(s). It sounds like a cool move for Shino. Also since the bugs feed on his chakra and live in his body, it wouldnt be ulikely for his clan to have that attribute. The stamina problem Not being big on stamina and big on Ninjutsu and intelligence, he will need a way to increase his chakra amount. Bugs (like ants) like to bring things to the leader of the group. Shino is their leader. The bugs obey him. Since they can can absorb chakra into themselves, whats saying they wont give it to Shino? That is probably his biggest advantage, the ability to recieve chakra from his foes if the bugs attach themselves to the enemy. That way if he ever runs out of chakra, he has some spares chakra. With that chakra he can do a variety of techniques ranging from offensive, defensive and support. This will allow him to fight characters with a bigger chakra amount (examples are Naruto, Gaara, Lee) and still be able to compete. Ekisu Konchuu: Extraction Bugs Chuunin Level Jutsu The Extraction Bugs spread out towards their opponent to draw out Chakra and place it in their master. Heres another skill Konchuu Bakuhatsu: Bug Explosion Chuunin Level Jutsu Explosion Bugs surround the opponent and? explode.. Sounds easy and can be used in a variety of ways with Shino's intelligence. The Bushins Almost every original ninja in Naruto uses some bushin. Whether its Naruto's Kage Bushin, Zabuza's Mizu Bushin, Deidara's Tokubetsu Bakuhatsu Bushin, or any other type. Shino used his bug bushin, we know that. Its good for one move but what if he needs more? He will result to this. However, bugs have the ability to heal themselves. His most useful skill would be this. Taiyuu Kikai Bunshin no Jutsu: Advanced Bug Clone Skill Jounin Level Jutsu ? Based on Difficulty Shino creates Clones completely consistent of bugs, and all can heal themselves with bugs. That will allow him to think of a strategy or to do something else incase he needs the time. It also will improve over his other one, makes sense. Assassin skills Hes perfect for being an ANBU type. His tracking skills are great and not only that but he can take an opponent out through a simple tactic, look at Kankurou and Zaku. One thing that he might need is the ability to conceal himself. Bugs can camoflouge so it would be quite easy for Shino. Heres some other skills he should employ Camo-He will need it to conceal himself. Fits with his style. Kuchiyose no jutsu-Summon much larger bugs so he can fight with him. Could be anything ranging from Spoiler: Those are very large bugs. He can do so much. Im not even going to assume what he can do in that area. Flight-He has a high chance of flying. Even thought I doubt it, it would be cool. Grabbing on a bug for flight is just badass in itself. Information-Lets just say he keeps a bug in the forest and it seems something on a missing ninja. Shino can then go there and retrieve the information. Bug abilities in himself Shino possibly has other bug abilities that show their skills in himself. I dont know how to describe it really but you understand. There im done. Even though this is probably my worst essay and I could have done better, I explained alot about Shino. If you read it all then good for you. It was kinda short but short and sweet go well. Anyway, reply!