Ino Week 2014, Day 5: Warrior (Meta)
The majority of the Naruto fandom dismisses Ino as a subpar or generally useless kunoichi. A growing number, happily, have praised her skills in the war effort, such as when she Shintenshin’d Obito twice and saved the entire shinobi alliance by Shinranshin’ing all of them and forcing them to perform douton simultaneously, a feat even Inoichi could not accomplish.
But I think what most people tend to forget is that Ino didn’t all of a sudden turn badass and powerful; she has always been at the top of her game. Even as a Genin when she hadn’t mastered the Yamanaka clan techniques, she was still one of the best Genin in the bunch in several areas (top of her class, anyone?). Ino was always a top notch warrior, a truly gifted shinobi, since day one, and the following proves it.