What Happened to the Byakugan?

Topic started by Newdeath on Dec. 16, 2012. Last post by WhiteLion 2 years, 2 months ago.
Post by Newdeath (18,555 posts) See mini bio Level 19

I don't know if Kishimoto just forgot about it but seriously, what the hell happened to the Byakugan? It was hyped like crazy before the Shippuden era. Because of it, Neji was supposedly the strongest Leaf genin and if I remember correctly, Kakashi (during the Chunin Exams) said that not even Sasuke could compete against Neji because of his natural genius coupled with the powers of the Byakugan. At one point, the Hyuga Clan was said to be the most powerful clan in Konoha but in Shippuden they just don't seem to be living up to all that hype. In fact, I remember once it being stated that the Sharingan is actually derived from the Byakugan. Does that mean that without counting the Rinnegan, the Byakugan is a kind of progenitor of the Sharingan? I mean, the Byakugan was put on such a high pedestal in the pre-Shippuden era then suddenly, it seems like Kishimoto lost all interest in it and focused solely on the Sharingan. It just seems like a potential for the Byakugan was lost as a result.

But what do you guys think?


Post by sickVisionz (4,327 posts) See mini bio Level 24
They slowly gave the sharingan all of it's powers and then Shippuden really treats every side character outside of Shikamaru as a side character so none of the Hyuga have really had a role to play.
Post by WhiteLion (153 posts) See mini bio Level 8

It's going to stay like that. Sharingan, MS Sharingan, EMS Sharingan, Rinnegan. Byakugan is out of the loop. Unless you're pretty much Naruto, or an Uchiha or Senju don't really count on it mate. I feel the pain though. I'm waiting to see if he gets something to do.

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