So, after last weeks chapter, most of us theorised (correctly) that the cause of the voodoo Hidan was using was due to him licking blood and that funky circle he stood in. We also correctly assumed he'd try to break the curse by stepping out of the circle. Now, if we could deduce this from a mere glance, it goes to reason that for people who do this for a living it should have been obvious from the start, right? So why the hell are Asuma and useless Chuunin 1 and 2 so damn impressed with Shikamaru? His plan was so simple a retarded penguin could have figured it out in the middle of epileptic seizures, yet everyone stands there in total awe of his plan. Not even Asuma realised what was going on before Shika gave him the play by play. Seriously, this chapter just reflected poorly on all of them.