kerianvalentine wrote:Naruto - the pre-Shippuden theme - starts playing again. The episode is from the earlier Chuunin Exams - Naruto's fight with Hyuga Neji.
Hyuga Neji (Pre-Timeskip)
PL 10/PP 150
Attributes: STR 14, DEX 20, CON 20, INT 18, WIS 18, CHA 16
Acrobatics 8+5 = 13
Concentration 4+4 = 8
Escape Artist 8+5 = 13
Intimidate 12+3 = 15
Investigate 8+4 = 12
Notice 12+4 = 16
Search 12+4 = 16
Sense Motive 8+4 = 12
Sleight of Hand 8+5 = 13
Stealth 12+5 = 17
Accurate Attack, All-Out Attack, Ambidexterity, Assessment, Attack Specialization (Gentle Fist) 1, Defensive Roll 3, Dodge Focus 10, Elusive Target, Evasion 1, Fearless, Instant Up, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Redirect, Startle, Stunning Attack
Byakugan 6 [Radius Analytical Extended 2 Rapid Uncanny Dodge Sight]
Gentle Fist 10 (Accurate Drain [2/Rank, Chakra Descriptor], A.P.: Accurate Nauseate 10, A.P.: Accurate Paralyze 10, A.P.: Ricochet Free-Action Deflect [3/Rank] 7, A.P.: Mighty Alternate Save [Fortitude] Damage 5, A.P.: Transform [6/Rank, Duration: Concentration, Range: Touch] 5)
Kawarimi no Jutsu 3 (Linked Ultimate Toughness/Easy Change Direction Change Velocity Short-Range Teleport)
Saves: FORT +5, REF +5, WILL +4, TOUGH +8
Attack/Damage: +6 [+10 Gentle Fist/+8 Damage]/+2 [+7 Damage]
Neji Hyuga is at the very basic level a martial artist, as Lee is - he's less of a Ninja than Sakura or Naruto because he simply doesn't -need- to use the stealthiness. Instead, Neji has an insane martial arts skill, able to drain Chakra arrays (!!!!) and strike when the ninja has no Chakra left (and thus no ability to defend his or herself!). He has a wide array of effects (none of them Dynamic) to choose from, including Nauseate, Paralyze, Deflect, Damage, and the standard Henge no Jutsu (Transform). However, on that note, Neji doesn't really -need- his array to be Dynamic - he's simply far too powerful to require using the Henge no Jutsu for much beyond stealth, and the rest of his effects are standard Martial Arts.
Neji's strikes work like this. First, he'll Drain the opponent's Chakra-related powers until they're all gone. Then, he'll Nauseate, followed by Paralyze, and end it off with a massive Damage effect. If he needs to, he'll use his Stunning Attack feat to nail someone in the face and make an opening.
Now the face of the Master is right in the black background of the credits, large and smiling. It's so eerie...who is he? What does he want?
Neji's rerun seems different somehow.
It's a rerun, but it's been altered somehow.