Re: Shikamaru promoted to Special Jounin?
I agree with you specialist, he should be promoted to s.jonin. If he comes away beating 2 aka members, with a squad of 1 jonin and 3 chunnin, thats impressive. I think that he has the full respect of kakashi, which is hard.
Hes not a great one on one fighter, but one of the best battle leaders. I dont think that kakashi could of made up a better plan