Originally Posted by Emissary of Justice
I never said there was an all pass or all fail. The special case is because Sakura earned her promotion during the time skip, meaning she re-took the exam without Naruto and Sasuke when Kakashi stated a different requirement.
Here's the fallacy with your chuunin argument. We've only seen one chuunin exam. Before we got to the one on one battle tournaments, there were two "team" activities: Ibiki's test and the Forest of Death. There were team preliminaries before the one on one battles (which requirements had to be met in order to progress to the next test, which one is having a team of 3). And based on what has been stated and shown during the fuck up that was Obito's flashback
, apparently every time Konoha held a chuunin exam, there were team exercises that needed to be passed.
God, the more I get into this, the more I realize just how much Kishi has fucked this story over. Fuck it.