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  • Quick question, as this isn't present in the wiki anywhere...and I might have missed this in the manga but do they explicitly state what Ranks Naruto went through? THe implication from what I can tell WOULD be that he DID actually go through Chunin, Jounin etc in the interim period, we just didn't see all that...or perhaps he did so "on paper" or something (kinda like taking the exams to pass a class instead of going to the class all semester). But I feel like from what we see, it SEEMS to be that this is a rare instance where a genin becomes Kage (discounting any "on the paper" stuff he'd have had to do to fullfill "legal requirements" or something)...Can someone enlighten me on this?

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    • After Pains Assault Naruto was a celebrated hero in the village, and after the war there was no doubt he was the strongest and everyone wanted him to be the Hokage, the only reason Kakashi became Hokage was because Naruto still needed to learn a few more things as he was not ready on a professional and maturity level, so it was literally decided Naruto would be the Hokage, and we also saw Kakashi giving him the papers to study to be a Chunin, but a Hokage can make you a chunin regardless of the exam, so I believe he did not have to take the exam but given a direct Jounin rank like Neji just days before he was made Hokage.

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    • Officially he got from Gennin to Hokage directly. Even in the Last which is supposedly 2 years after the war(and that's how much time Naruto needed to become Jonnin) he still had no Chunnin/Jonnin outfit, so he apparently didn't have either of those "ranks".

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    • Mushibrow wrote: After Pains Assault Naruto was a celebrated hero in the village, and after the war there was no doubt he was the strongest and everyone wanted him to be the Hokage, the only reason Kakashi became Hokage was because Naruto still needed to learn a few more things as he was not ready on a professional and maturity level, so it was literally decided Naruto would be the Hokage, and we also saw Kakashi giving him the papers to study to be a Chunin, but a Hokage can make you a chunin regardless of the exam, so I believe he did not have to take the exam but given a direct Jounin rank like Neji just days before he was made Hokage.

      That's pretty much what I thought too, cuz we DO see the scene where he says smthg about "needing to study" etc. Thanks for confirming.

      So is Naruto the only one to jump "ranks" like that then?

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    • Tjphysicist wrote: So is Naruto the only one to jump "ranks" like that then?

      Honestly I believe Gaara also had to go through the same stuff, as his dad was killed around the time of chunin exams and he never became chunin for that reason, and also became the next Kazekage.

      While becoming the Kazekage did he have to train a bit more under an Interim Kazekage or not that is to be seen.

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    • It doesn't really matter what rank he had since he was the one who probably had to undertake the more difficult S/A rank missions anyway after the war.

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    • If we go by Anime (cause it had a few extra scenes) Naruto is still officially a Genin at the end of the war. Kakashi wishes to grant him the immediate rank of Jonin but said he had to revise and make sure he knew everything first, which'd take a couple of years by his estimate. He could have been promoted to Chunin then and there but it's not stated. By 'the Last' Naruto should officially be a Jonin. Then he is obviously passed on the title of Hokage by Kakashi.

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    • Mushibrow wrote:

      Tjphysicist wrote: So is Naruto the only one to jump "ranks" like that then?

      Honestly I believe Gaara also had to go through the same stuff, as his dad was killed around the time of chunin exams and he never became chunin for that reason, and also became the next Kazekage.

      There is also a very huge possibility that the Sand Siblings were promoted to chuunin after the Konoha Invasion as they played a pivotal part in the event. This is also kinda backed up by them going to help Sasuke Retrieval Team, as the Sound Four were apparently around Jounin level, so unless Tsunade was a total asshole and didn't inform the Sand that they would be sending units to face a threatening opponent, the Sand sent some chuunin, unless they were in the same situation as Konoha (lacking units) which is doubtful since they invaded Konoha's turf using sneak/surprise attacks.

      And the anime Chunin Exams arc during the Interlude reveals that Kankurou and Temari were at least promoted to chuunin before Konoha 11. But that's not really canon so...

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