Originally Posted by SirBenoit
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
No doubt. However, Shikamaru was lucky to have a team there at least. I know there's already a guideline there for why and how someone should be an S. Jounin, but I'd still like to think that when faced with a strong enemy in battle, and not
backed up by a team the way he was recently, that he'd be able to handle himself, and the situation. And Shikamaru isn't exactly known for doing anything other than quiting, or running out of chakra when involved in one on one battles. Shame.