Reviews for A Ninja By Any Other Name
Lerris chapter 1 . 4/18/2022
It's interesting that you start with Sakura basically making an ally a slave to Konoha if he wants to continue to live. From other review comments that seems to have set the tone for the story, but it is one I'll pass on for now.
xfel chapter 8 . 6/20/2021
This is quite the fun read after seeing your later stories. Misunderstandings are ever so present here. I also like what we see of the respective power levels. Unsurprisingly, most mages would lose against even a lower level ninja as they simply do not expect those techniques, but magic has it's own strength with stuff like the earth reinforcement and whatever Colbert used in that fight. Finally, I'm a sucker for lots of deception, backstabbing and the like, and that was definetely delivered here.
Guest chapter 2 . 4/14/2021
She didn't think she'd ever want to be in a straight up fight with any of these magicians, but then, she hadn't spent all of her time as a ninja just learning how to win straight up fights...

Gunna be hilarious when Sakura realises she barely even needs two of the Academy Three to kill 95% of the makes, since 'make clone to distract, replace myself behind them, stab in neck' isn't something most mages have a proper defense for.
Guest chapter 1 . 4/14/2021
"How dare you attack a maiden's virtue! Have you no shame?" Sakura asked, incensed.

...says the girl who was previously busy getting an allied co-worker addicted to medicine he needed while injured helping her.

Like, yeah, be annoyed that some random person kissed you. That makes sense.

But maybe don't forget that you're a mercenary for hire, a murderer by trade, and someone for which lying, stealing, cheating and ruining people's lives is just another day of the week.
KuR06320 chapter 8 . 4/11/2021
Although Sakura is too OOC, she is a good representation of a fanon true shinobi Naruto character the I've already read in some others fanfictions. Anyways is really interesting how you change the story and you did something really good with it.
Guest chapter 8 . 3/8/2021
Really great writing.
Dragons and Dragons chapter 8 . 2/6/2021
I know absolutely nothing about Familiar of Zero, but this was a fun read. It does make me wonder what the girl’s canon familiar was, and what her canon relationship with the two rivals was.
Mernom chapter 8 . 6/12/2020
I have a theory. The description of magic here was a combination of spiritual energy and natural energy. A variation of Sage techniques without physical components? That should make them different enough from Chakra to confuse Sakura's Chakra sends, while not introducing an arbitrarily number of super powers.

Louise could either have normal Chakra, or even full on 3 flavored Sage Chakra. Forcing the physical element through the formula that was never meant to handle it is bound to rebound.
curry-llama chapter 8 . 6/4/2020
Sakura is so rutheless and actually shinobi like in this that she's pretty much an oc but I don't care because it was so entertaining to watch her completely underhandedly destroy her 'enemies'. Man if only all Shinobi related fights ended like it did with her XD
cheekiserval chapter 1 . 4/27/2020
I didn't know you were writing stuff for ZnT! That's honestly pretty amazing
Lord Xantos A. Fowl chapter 8 . 7/19/2019
I was expecting something rather basic given the premis, I've seen quite a few with it, but your execution of that premise is excellent
I can't wait to see more
Tf2sniper326 chapter 1 . 11/16/2017
Yeah, no. While it does make sense that a ninja would manipulate allies the way Sakura did in the beginning, it rubs me the wrong way. To me, Sakura isn't the kind of character who would be that devious in the treatment of an ally. She's a medic first and a shinobi second.

That's my interpretation of her of course. Other than that nitpick that I can't get past the prologue is well written and while this Sakura isn't the character I know, she does act like a believable shinobi.

TL;DR Well written, but I personally disagree with portrayal of Sakura
Guest chapter 8 . 8/23/2017
Everything was well written and nothing was wrong with any part of the story, but I personally disliked that kirche and Tabitha we're both shafted with no real way for things to get better. Again, that is just personal taste; I would have loved the story if that hadn't happened.
iiDrinkBleach chapter 1 . 4/21/2017


no seriously, pls reconsider ur life decisions.

other than that, good luck!
just.rreading chapter 3 . 11/9/2016
the only thing i dont like about this is that Sakura is slightly OOC in how she just does what Louise tells her to. cause im pretty sure she would be going on Sakura-Rage mode if this actually happened. but you needn't worry, its not so bad that i (or anyone else for that matter) would stop reading just because of that.
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