- Anti-Climax Boss: When dealing with some cattle rustlers on a mission, Team 10 beats the first one with difficulty and need Asuma to defeat the second one. When facing the leader, who's been built up as the strongest of all of them with the most powerful jutsu, they learn his trump card is the shadow clone jutsu and making even twenty exhausts him while Naruto (even as tired as he is) easily summons a hundred of them.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: While Tenten leads Naruto through a weapon shop to show him a weapon in his price range, Naruto is glad when she passes a kusarigama without stopping, thinking that if he started using a blade at the end of a long chain, he would probably end up cutting his own head off at some point. Post time-skip, Naruto's weapon of choice is a machete attached to a long chain.
- "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Orochimaru becoming the Three-Tails jinchuuriki and killing Sasori .
- Magnificent Bastard: Orochimaru. Literally every plan he makes goes off without a hitch in this story, and he always does it with style.
YMMV / Better Left Unsaid