|Reviews for Cruel Fate, Kind Destiny|
| Bearmauls chapter 31 . 10/8
Hmm, didn't like this chapter as much. I'm finding Tsunade to be a... weak Hokage I suppose. It's a military dictatorship. Granted, she can take advice from her advisers, but the final call is hers. And Jinchuriki are basically weapons, why are the other villages getting up in arms about them? So far Naruto's biju powers have only manifested in defense of the village or in defense of himself. So... basically exactly what they're supposed to do. Gaara went around randomly killing people who annoyed him and obviously Suna kept him around. The Chunin exam specifically allowed for lethality too, what exactly are all the other villages complaining about? *shrug* Maybe I'm being nitpicky, but it feels like this is a 'world vs Naruto' situation where it really shouldn't be. If the Village Hidden in the Leaves is actually going to be this incompetent and subject to civilian political pressure, how did they survive this long in the world of cut-throat ninja activities? Tsunade's response to the complainers should be something along the lines of "he's a dangerous loose cannon... but he's OUR dangerous loose cannon. Who we point at people who threaten us. You wouldn't be doing any threatening... would you?"
I'm also REALLY annoyed at the whole 'fighting solo' stuff. I'm aware that they are more powerful than the average genin. But this is a life-or-death situation here! There's no such thing as fighting fair. You win and you win hard! Plus, it's a lot easier for them to stay non-lethal if they aren't artificially creating more difficult fights. Training is where you should push your limits, not the exam! It was maybe justified the first time, when they were being surrounded (although even there, the smart and obvious approach is to all rush for a single enemy squad and take it out quickly so you have room to maneuver). I'm worried that the characters are starting to move from their 'we're strong because we practice hard and work together' mentality into the more Dragonball-esque I AM A GOD OF FIGHTING sillyness. Please keep the characters fighting smart? Please?
Anyways, still enjoying the story!
| AnonnymA chapter 31 . 9/28
Stumbled across this fic by chance. I like it! Well thought out, great spell-check/grammar. Great story. Perfect charachter maintenance, and story working. Can't wait to see where this goes
| ModernErasmus chapter 31 . 9/22
This story is amazing! Keep up the great work!
| ObsessivelyObsessiveObsession chapter 1 . 9/15
A truly great start. Naruto didn't learn the Shadow Clone, spam them, and become Jounin-level in a few months. In my book, for any story that starts off with Naruto getting early training, this is spectacular indeed.
| Jaiton chapter 3 . 9/14
Quite the amazing story so far, not very often I find myself enjoying a fanfic this much. You did a marvelous job with it and I look forward to reading more
| YouTouchMyTralala chapter 31 . 9/7
Great everything. Keep up the good work and thank Rhi and love her.
I ship you two.
| syndorias cinders chapter 1 . 9/5
| marquis.shax chapter 31 . 9/2
I really hate how you've got ROOT as being an active part of Konoha an yet so much else is canon (including Sasuke being at least Bi curious lol). It's fairly clear that Danzo was te one who used the Genjutsu on Naruto since he was in charge of security for the event and he's got Kohara and Homura suggesting something if Naruto loses control again (which he's going to try an make happen) which means he's trying to either somehow get control of Naruto or have Kurama ripped out and resealed into someone of his choosing who he can "train" for the "betterment" of konoha.
| IansInsane chapter 1 . 9/2
I read this on archive of our own and it is awesome...
| marquis.shax chapter 18 . 9/2
actually it was explained that Haku was found by Zabuza as a young child AFTER his father discovered his KG and killed Haku's mother followed by trying to kill Haku only for Haku to subconsciously call upon the ice and kill his father in self defense. Haku was NEVER a ninja he was trained exclusively by Zabuza and could've gone to any village he wanted really to become a ninja as he had that ice KG and as he was NEVER a ninja he couldn't be put in any bingo books as a missing nin and as he always wore the mask nobody knew who he really was. Also you apparently didn't do your research after hearing the name ROOT and just decided it was a good thing to add into your story. Sorry to break it to you but ROOT was disbanded I'm not sure whether it was before or after the Uchiha massacre (I do however know that Danzo was removed from his position as an advisor or w/e though due to that)
| marquis.shax chapter 17 . 9/2
Seriously you just decided that you're basically going to make Naruto a Hanyou? WTF He was able to fully manifest up to 8 tails in canon and yet NEVER gained ANY FUCKING DEMONIC FEATURES an yet you decide that he's going to suddenly gain these features just to make sure he receives even more hate and scorn from his village? Why the fuck do you authors decide to butcher your stories by doing something so fucking STUPID? I mean seriously I like this story but doing this takes a lot out of the story
| PornQueen chapter 3 . 8/30
Keep up the good work. Very well written.
| marquis.shax chapter 8 . 8/29
I don't agree with your view on what would've happened to Haku if Naruto and his friends hadn't vouched for him. I highly doubt they'd want to execute a near extinct bloodline wielder. I could see 1 of 2 things happening (well 3 but it's tied into one of the options) they'd either seal off his chakra and bind him to the village to live as a civilian in hopes that he'd eventually find a female to settle down with thus hopefully continuing his bloodline making the leaf stronger OR they'd send him off to prison (which is where the 3rd option I mentioned comes into play) where most likely Danzo would eventually secretly take him out of the prison and put him into his ROOT forces which wouldn't be to difficult with Haku already having been at least partially broken by Zabuza having claimed him to be nothing more than his tool and then even more so later at the death of Zabuza. So I believe Danzo could easily break him the rest of the way making him into an emotionless killer and then eventually use him to produce more Hyoton wielders within his secret army.
| Guest chapter 31 . 8/28
Love the writing and the story, but I have one big criticism. Naruto seems to rely on Kurama's power far too much and seems to do barely anything to up his own natural strength and speed. It seems, to me at least, that Naruto simply uses Kurama's power at the drop of a hat instead of relying and improving on his own strength.
| Learn Facts chapter 3 . 8/27
you really don't understand the KAGE bunshin do you? In the case of the KAGE bunshin you DON'T use SMALL amounts of Chakra you have to have AT LEAST JONIN level reserves and the point is to pour LOTS of chakra into it. I know Naruto is younger at this point than in canon but you're describing EXACTLY what happened when he tried to do a STANDARD bunshin. IF in canon he was able to learn the KAGE bunshin in a matter of somewhere between 1 - 3 hours with ONLY READING the instructions from a scroll having someone actually explain to him exactly how it's supposed to be done should make him learn it quicker and also by telling him to put AS MUCH chakra into as possible instead of saying to use SMALLER AMOUNTS (PLAIN RETARDED SAYING THAT FOR THIS JUTSU) then he should be able to get it faster. I mean seriously why say use smaller amounts when this is a jutsu that requires LARGE amounts of chakra