Originally Posted by Sai'ix Renkai
Kankuro I can see. She did her job as mediocre medical ninja well. But if Chiyo had used any other ninja, I don't think she would be dead. Realistically, Tenten would have been a better choice. Ranged attacked instead of physical. And since Sakura wasn't the best at Taijutsu, Lee would have also been better.
if you want to talk "realism", sakura's punches do much more damage than lee's. lee would have been better able to dodge, it's true, but unless he used gates, sakura is capable of more actual damage (albeit she lands hits much less often.)
Also, lee would have died from the poison most likely.
also, weapons do virtually nothing to puppets, so tenten couldn't possibly have been useful in that battle.
I mean, I'm not one to say that sakura is amazing, but if you are going to say she wasnt useful, at least have a real reason.