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Tenten: Most underrated character?

Discussion in 'Konoha Library Archives' started by Nathan, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Nathan Lala Lamb

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    Alright. I just want to point this out. Sorry if there is already a thread like this, but I didn't find any.

    Now, to my point, a lot of people underate Tenten by just her only shown real one-on-one battle with Temari at the Chuunin Exams. As a lot of people pointed out, Temari was Tenten's main weakness. Her long range weapons were just thrown back by Temari's fan. Still, after people know this, they don't give her much credit.

    Now, when checking back to that chapter, on the ground where Tenten was unconscious there were only small kunais and shurikens.

    Now -- we fly by to the timeskip and we are at the Team Gai vs Kisame-clone battle.

    Also, Kishimoto underates her a "bit" to. With all those quotes Rock Lee said to her about "discipline" and "training" and she got her own cover which I think said something about her not training there to.

    Ah, but she did improve from the Temari fight in 2.5 years....

    Chapter 256 - Page 8 - We see Tenten throwing some sort of kunai-like bomb with an exploding tag on it. Also, she has upgraded her scroll to a giant one she carries on her back.

    Chapter 257 - Page 13 - She is carrying in her hands two twin giant kunai/dagger blades. We haven't seen her use those before. As she has them in the position for not throwing them and she is charging at the Kisame-clone with the rest of Team Gai, we can assume these are used for close range Taijutsu.

    Chapter 265 - Page 3 - When she is fighting her clone, on the ground we see a giant shuriken, kunai's and shurikens on the floor. It is safe to assume Naruto isn't the only one to learn how to summon giant shurikens out of a summoning scroll :amuse

    Chapter 277 - Page 11 - And the clone fights are finished. On the ground in the surroundings, we see more giant shurikens, different shaped swords and other weapons on the floor.

    Also, a lot of people predicted (but didn't want it to happen) that Tenten was going to be saved by Neji, Lee or Gai. But she beat the clone on her own :tem

    As we can see, Tenten did prove dramatically. And she has more to summon then kunais and shurikens now.

    Back to my point, Tenten was underated from that one fight it seems, and what we see from here she is stronger than we think.

    Discuss away! :)
     
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  2. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    Hurray! She can beat her own clone! :nuts
     
  3. Snidely Itchy

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    You know all those standard ninja who get butchered in certain scenes (invasion of Konoha, stuff like that) - Tenten's just one of those with a name.

    Did she beat her clone? Maybe the clone killed and replaced the real Tenten and is now acting as an Akatsuki spy. That would be hilarious.

    Out of all those weapons lying around...how many do you reckon hit their target? :p
     
  4. Nathan Lala Lamb

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    Yeah! That's a good thing... she can beat herself! :p :tem

    Well, she is a weapon specialist, maybe all of them hit? Although we would never know :wink
     
  5. Kyuubi Naruto Hounds of Justice

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    Naruto's fuuma shuriken is part of his fighting style. Tenten however can use probably any weapon she wants and has mastered them on a great level. On the fuuma shuriken im still giving it to Naruto but overall Tenten's weapon skills are among the best.

    Kishimoto said he liked Tenten's design. Even if that isnt a big thing in your book it means that Kishimoto knows who she is and presumably touched up on her during the timeskip. Now she has the speed, Taijutsu and the skills to defeat opponents. She isnt weak, not Mizuki level and he is the weakest Chuunin shown. People see her as the average ninja but thats false. When Team Gai was introduced all 3 of them were forces to deal with. Tenten was the strongest female Genin in Konoha then. I dont know if Hinata's surpassed her now in Taijutsu or skill but its safe to say that her Taijutus is still surperior. She probably can still kick somoenes ass just with a few weapons. If Neji was uses her as a sparring partner then she would atleast be able to have some decent skills.

    Yeah Tenten is underrated. Definately.
     
  6. Nathan Lala Lamb

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    Yeah, your right. She has to be decent to spare with Neji. And people underate Tenten more then they underate Hinata, all thhough Hinata overated now.

    And yeah, Tenten was the strongest girl Genin back then. With the desgin though, we know Kishi hasn't forgot about her, but...
     
  7. Ah B Member

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    Tenten, IMO, is probably the most worthless character compared to most of the ninjas in the group (Rookie 9 + Team Gai). However, this doesn't mean she is totally worthless. Her ability to use any weapon in battle means she can fight far, close ,and mid range.

    Basically, she's pretty good - but her fighting style isn't that strong when compared to other ninjutsus, taijutsus and genjutsus.
     
  8. Nathan Lala Lamb

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    I would think Ino is more worthless than Tenten :shakefist Although Ino was said to be the strongest girl of the Rookie Nine... but thats just me.

    Your right, her style isn't that good compared to Neji, Naruto, Lee, Kiba etc...
     
  9. Raptor Vagabond

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    I think they made the teams so they can compliment each other. TenTen can work great in a team, but since she's so specialized she might have troubles with big guys in one on one battles. i think they need to be more balanced than specialized (that's why i'm not a huge fan of bloodlines since they specialize too much) I think that if she had a little more taijutsu and a few jutsus that don't require weapons she would be an all around better fighter. Let's put it like this, if u take away her giant weapons scroll, she's screwed.
     
  10. AmazinG .: GeT oN My LeVeL :.

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    The problem is that for some reason in Naruto kunai's, shurikens, strings, blades etc are more useless than Jenna Jameson in a kitchen cooking (in reality they should be deadly) and couldn't kill a fly with no wings. And guess what, Tenten's main fighting style is completely based on these weapons! :shakefist
     
  11. Cthulhu-versailles The Luckiest Man in Agrabah

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    ...Um we have seen nothing of Tenten really. In the managa she simply lost to temari... lol- Kishimoto didn't even want to give her a fight. This is indicative of how little he cares about her character.

    -Now about this.. she spars with Neji... Honestly do you think NEJI is going all out... against her or lee for that matter- IF he did he would have killed them hundred of times over.

    Teten is fast and has good weapon accuracy... that's all we known really. Postimeskip showed she likes to add explosives to her weapons- but then again that doesn't tell us to much. Considering a whole bunch of people have used explosive tags.

    Teten isn't really underestimated we know t little about her. She fast and uses weapons... Sound like Haku without a bloodline... in a world of people with bloodlines, and special advantages.... Therefore my conclusion is Tenten is ok.

    She not underestimated, I actually think she overestimated...
     
  12. Madara The Original Uchiha

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    If even Tenten can beat Tenten, doesn't that prove how bad Tenten is? :p
     
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    you can't be underrated if you were never put up to be rated, no one gives a damn about tenten(at least kishimoto doesn't). she only got some spotlight because of the anime team. to me, she is just random ninja #85679678192875
     
  14. Kyuubi Naruto Hounds of Justice

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    Kishimoto was talking about Tenten in his last interview :oh
     
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    lol i havent read it...meh
     
  16. Low-fi Boy Head in the clouds

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    At least Ino had some form of backstory. Crappy flower-arranging Sakura-rivalry, but backstory nonetheless. A character who's hardly been shown at all (compared with most other ex-genins) is obviously gonna be the most underrated. What I'm trying to say is, her 1 one-on-one fight we saw she lost terribly. She's probably improved since then, of course everyone has, but it just doesn't do much for readers impressions when she's barely ever shown
     
  17. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    That just about sums up why TenTen is useless.

    Kunais generally can't kill anyone.

    Realistically, TenTen would be very powerful, with deadly accuracy, and isntant killing weapons like swords, knives, shurikens, etc...

    However, in Naruto, nobody dies from a kunai. Except random nameless ninja. That's the cold hard facts.

    TenTen is only good for minor support. Nothing more. She will never kill a main villain, simply because a main villain by no circumstances, can be killed by a kunai, or any projectile weapon. It has to be a flashy jutsu like say, Chidori, Rasengan, or Flaming Peacock.
     
  18. Brooke Bink's Sake

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    I have always liked Ten Ten ever since I the first time she came out.She is my fav female nin and the second most attractive next to Temari.She is rather strong and I can assume that she can do pretty well in a fight due to her all around advantages of Long,Mid,and Close range fighting.

    For People saying that they did'nt even show her fght with Temari in the manga could'nt that just mean that Kishi did'nt want people to see her jutsu's just yet?We barely saw Kankuro's for like to 5 seconds and Gaara we had to see his style cause he was fighting Lee the second strongest Konoha Rookie at the time.

    I like her and think she s a decent character and she will always have a place in the manga when it comes to my point of view.
     
  19. Monna Malicious Miraculous Malevolent Maelstrom

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    Yeah, I'd say that she's under rated.
     
  20. brownsm hinanaru

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    underrated - no she just hasnt been in much so we havnt been able to see her skills.tho what we have seen of her, she a bit one dimensional.i like her tho.just pointing out this
     
  21. Nathan Lala Lamb

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    Are you really sure about that? Kishismoto loves drawing Random Ninja #85679678192875 clothes and style, and he says he has the most fun drawing her. So I don't know if she is forgotten.

    A lot of people are saying though kunais and shurikens are useless, which I have to say, I agree. Although not everyone has perfect aim like Tenten, and when she throws them, it'sprobably hard to dodge. But that's jusy my opinion.
     
  22. Viciousness on a Forums Break

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    I think shes pretty good. Shed probably beat alot of the chuunins with ease, like Mizuki (non filler). I dont think shes better than any of the rookie 9 personally but she holds her own . Shes probably the best Shuriken user around...which isnt saying much, so I doubt that shurikens will be any of the akatsuki's specialty since Kunai's arent very dramatic and are almost always deflected. Theyre like the little peices that add up suspense.
     
  23. Tousenz Banned

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    Seriously. How can you say she is underrated when we still havent seen her do anything but throw a ball at Kisame....


    Ten-Ten = Garbage.
     
  24. Pride Swerve

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    Most definately one of the most underrated characters. The moment Kishi paired Tenten against Temari, and made her undergo a horrible defeat, Tenten was gonna be underrated.
     
  25. Master Scorpion UG's High Priest

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    TenTen is the most underrated character in Naruto than Hinata the shy girl, Sakura the crazy in love girl, Ino the pretty girl, and Temari the tough girl!!
     
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    Tenten is female, therefore is siginficantly downgraded by that fact alone. But is she underrated? Maybe, but she fulfills her role as the "girl of the group" just fine, so I'm not going to complain.
     
  27. Mizura Meh

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    As far as I'm concerned, it's Impossible for her to be absolutely bad.

    - She has friggin' Gai as sensei. She wouldn't be able to slack off Too much even if she wanted to.

    - She has friggin' Lee and Neji as teammates and training partners. She must at least be able to stay alive around them.

    - Her dream is to become like Tsunade. This is when Kakashi himself has stated that girls her age are usually more interested in boys. In short, Tenten has a good, maybe even excellent training and shinobi attitude. Not as much as Lee, but she's most likely serious and dedicated in her training. Maybe not pushing her limits, but still doing more than slacking off.

    - So she lost against her worst opponent who also happened to be 2 years older than her. Big deal! But by the mere number of weapons we see around Temari then (the attack is filler after all, and it's not necessary for me to consider it canon here), it's not to hard to assume that she'd reduce the other girls to porcupines. Sakura and Ino have at one point thrown one kunai at each other and it was a big enough deal to be shown. How are they supposed to counter THAT many weapons though?

    - against Kisame, she participated in a teamwork formation with Lee and Neji (who created an opening for her). While Kisame escaped (oh well, Akatsuki after all), it still shows that she's competant and useful enough in her team to play a strong role alongside her teammates and not just let Them do all the work.

    Her biggest problem is that she's overshadowed by her two genius (of hard work or otherwise) teammates. When the three of them are facing a higher level enemy, it'd be hard for her to shine that much when the limelight would most probably either go to the genius of hard work Lee or jounin Neji. That said, she might still shine within a unique teamwork formation. We'll have to see on that. That, or she gets an opponent in a one-on-one (a real one, not a clone. :notrust).

    In the meantime, as the only weapon specialist of the group, her design simply holds a lot of potential. With the little background she's been given (little but still enough to portray her as someone in a hard training environment), and with her design potential to boot, I think it'd simply be stupid to let it all go to waste by making her useless. :oh Kishimoto said that she's his favorite charactere design-wise... I don't like Tenten actually, but I can certainly see why: with her gazillion weapons she simply has one of the most dynamic design of the girls. I can think of a good number of possible fanarts for her (I even drew one once...) even while not liking her. :huh And it'd be a waste to not exploit that, especially since she has a solid background.
     
  28. Snidely Itchy

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    It's not that she's bad. Really, she is theoretically better than a lot of the disposable ninjas you see (due to Gai and co., who are good people to train with/against). The trouble is that it's obvious Kish can't be bothered to do anything with her. Tenten doesn't have any personality. It's hard to take such a character seriously. She is a Good Chuunin who will, no doubt, become a Good Jounin, and that's about it.
     
  29. Mizura Meh

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    Actually, he just might have started something. I might be way off and reading too much into it, but there might be a reason for Lee to have told Tenten that she didn't train enough (or lacked discipline, whichever, depended on the translation). If it's always like this, then it'd provide motivation for her to later prove them wrong. It's like how Chouji was told off by Asuma first in the anime, then told off by a lot of people, before having his big moment. So hopefully, that scene was the beginning of later build-up.

    Or Kishimoto was just being mean with Tenten. :huh
     
  30. Kyuubi Naruto Hounds of Justice

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    Tenten is probably the best of the former Genin Konoha girls at this point. We havent even seen her in a real fight. Her Taijutsu was the great, speed was excellent. Shes perfect of an assassin.
     
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