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Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum [Naruto FanFic]
Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum [Naruto FanFic]
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Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum [Naruto FanFic]
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If you want peace, prepare for war
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Death claims all of us, but some are granted a second chance.

An innocent girl gets reincarnated into the world of Naruto, armed with ambition, megalomania, and pride alone. [Naruto FanFic] [Female OC]
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      New Elysia
      Status: arc iv chapter 16
      Apr 2, 2021

      Initially I enjoyed this series due to its novelty; that is no longer the case. I'll briefly share my feelings on the series, then why I feel the way I do on a more detailed level.

      The series starts out alright, with a generic if slightly twisted reincarnated main character, Asami, who, in her previous life, was extremely powerful. Overpowered reincarnated little girls aren't exactly novel these days, but she was decently well written and managed to keep my attention. Her attitude and personality changed rapidly as the story progressed, devolving into a typical holier than thou, reality warping, overpowered fool what wouldn't be out of place in a badly written cultivation novel. 

      Everything goes downhill from there. Her circumstances are difficult to believe, and the author messes with a number of established lore items from Naruto in ways that conflict with what remains unchanged, or simply don't make sense.

      Did I mention that our protagonist fancies herself a philosopher and thinks herself a brilliant tactician. She is neither, and displays this to a painful degree. Sadly, her ridiculous plot armor keeps her empty head as squarely on her shoulders as the head of a brainless psychopath can be.

      On top of all this, the series it littered with grammatical errors and incomplete sentences. Depending on the style of writing and the subject, incomplete sentences can work. This is not one of those instances. 

      On to the nitty gritty (with spoilers). I am going to assume that anyone reading this has at least some knowledge of Naruto as this is a fanfic.

      The Problems with Asami:

      Spoiler

      As the central figure of the fanfic, I feel it would be best to address her first. As I mentioned before, she is a rather cookie-cutter character. Honestly there is nothing particularly wrong with that, as a bland character can still make for an interesting story. Asami is insane, that much is pretty obvious early on, but this only gets worse with time. Insane characters tend to be interesting as they defy expectation and pull the narrative of the story onto unexpected paths. Asami isn't that type of insane protagonist, she is a Xianxia young master. She was pointlessly arrogant before she became powerful and remains so after she does become skilled. There is no noticeable character growth, negative or positive in any meaningful way. 

      It should be noted that the cause of her death in her previous life was her own arrogance. She must have made sure not to be such an idiot in her new life right? Haha nope.

      So, how does that OP reincarnator part of the backstory work out? Before Asami even leaves the academy she is already as powerful as a jonin, managing to kill 3 shinobi of said rank around the age of 12. Ok, typical, but nothing completely ridiculous. At the age of 13ish she manages to badly injure Kisame, and shake of Itachi's Amaterasu... wut. The two of them are plainly stated in naruto to be Kage level combatants. Asami manages to avoid their attacks flawlessly and manages to sneak in a near fatal strike afterwards because they underestimated her? Not likely. Both Kisame and Itachi are written like morons and take it easy on her, something that neither would do, which should be obvious if you've read or watched Naruto. Both of them are intelligent and crafty characters who are adept at detecting the strength of their opponents; they are not brainless stepping stones like the author seems to think. Even more so because much of the MC's strength comes from her massive pool of chakra. 

      Asami seems to have some kind of idiot field around her that turns those in her presence into drooling cavemen. It also doubles as the some of the most ridiculous plot armor I've ever seen. 

      Now then, on to the philosophy and tactician mess.

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      Philosophy and Tactics of a Plot Armored Child

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      Throughout the series, Asami looks down on those around her, dismissing them as idiots. She has a narrow viewpoint and enjoys monologuing about how right she is. Kinda like me I guess, since I'm writing this whole thing. While not uncommon in novels, it is annoying. The more serious issue is that her idiot field and plot armor often conspire to make her correct which can be infuriating. The issue with tactics is similar. Those around her sometimes have decent ideas in spite of the idiot field. 90% of the time she dismisses them and posits her own asinine plan. Everyone rejects her plan. The other plan, which was almost always better than her own plan, will fail spectacularly. She then proceeds to say I told you so. Often, when she doesn't get her way she will force it, sometimes even killing people to move things along. She doesn't listen to order, acts on her own, bad mouths her superiors and is never punished for it in any meaningful way. The entire Naruto universe bends to fit her convenience.

      For example, in Arc III, her anbu team lost a lot of people due her leader's plan not panning out. They were tasked with killing a lord with shinobi protectors. Her leader suggested an infiltration team scope things out and then proceed with the operation. A decent plan though lacking in details. Asami suggests a frontal assault against the larger opposing force since her side would have the element of surprise.

      Front, Surprise, Front, Surpise........

      Nope, not seeing it. Someone should have at least mentioned setting traps. Genin rank shinobi know how to do that.

      Unsurprisingly, they go with the leader's plan, which fails, since that works better for our reality warping psychopath. She then proceeds to slaughter their pursuers, which no-one believes. Once again this makes no sense due to her achievements at this point in the story.

      Situations like this are common.

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      Now on to the strange situation of our mc

      Background and Lore

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      The fanfic starts off harping on relative lack of privilege and power held by the mother and daughter of the largest weapons manufacturers in Konoha...

      Yup you read that right. The author decided to make shinobi upper class citizens, which doesn't make any sense in the context of Naruto, where they are basically seen as tools. Much to Naruto's chagrin and subsequent plot. The series Naruto shows in no uncertain terms that normal people are treated just as well as shinobi. In fact many shinobi have normal jobs as well. I.E. Ino works at a flower shop. As the largest steel and weapons manufacturer in Konohagakure, not only would her family have a frankly enormous amount of political power, they would likely have ties to the powerful shinobi clans, village leadership and governance, as well as various nobles, likely including the Lord of Fire. Yet somehow, they are treated as peasants according to the author and have no guards. The largest weapons manufacturer of a ninja village has no guards? Ridiculous. As the author states, a village is a war machine, and the core of the war machine is weaponry. In Naruto, it is made plain as day that most fights revolve around ninjutsu and weaponry. Take out the weapons and you have a severely handicapped fighting force. Especially since much of the weaponry used by shinobi is disposable. From a tactical perspective, it would be smarter to destroy the source of a village's weapons rather than assassinate its leaders or powerful fighters. It would be less risky and would almost certainly have a far more serious impact. Yet somehow there are no guards.

      Its annoying but under normal circumstances I might be able to ignore it. Sadly, this lack of defenses combined with the impressive stupidity of the MC leads to the death of the MC's mother.

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      I'm tired of writing this so I'll stop here. If you do intend to read the story, keep in mind that the writer uses faulty childish logic and twists both the lore and characters of Naruto in significant ways to keep Asami the center of the universe.

      My apologies for the long and rambling, rather aggressive review.

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      Silent_Crow
      Status: arc vi chapter iii
      Sep 17, 2019

      Si vis pacem para bellum (translation: If you want peace, prepare for war) is, obviously, a fancfiction of the Naruto series if you read the tags. It is destined at people who know the original story.

      All I will say about the story is that it is about a girl who is reincarnated into the Naruto world and she living through  the events that take place. There will be good moments and tragic moments (which I never saw it coming).

      The personality of the MC is, how should I describe it, kinda chaotic evil in my opinion: ruthless against her enemies (she will kill them if she can) and her "friends" (she will torment them) ; somewhat loyal; petty (she will remember who did what) ; she has mood swings; prideful; arrogant;  etc. Quite an interesting character.

      The main selling point of this novel is the worldbuilding. If Naruto is a story destined to a younger audience that shows good is good, evil is evil, this novel is destined to the more mature audience that will show the more gruesome details. The author researched the Naruto world detail by detail and for each plot hole or weirdness there was in Naruto, the author implemented a reason that explained the situation or used the MC to show them and leave a hypothesis. For example, the author wrote two chapters just to somewhat organise the army of the villeage.

      Personaly, I did not expect much from a fanfiction of Naruto, but was left surprised again and again and now I am always waiting for the next chapter.

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      SaintA
      Status: arc viii chapter xii
      Apr 5, 2020

      Si vis pacem para bellum is all in all one of the best fanfics I've read. It is not a rollercoaster of plot twists over the main Naruto plot, nope, instead it cleverly introduces its characters, their intentions and assesses the plot holes of the og giving the story a "unique" world building while not completely derailing from ninja world premise of the og.

      In terms of character development I was pleasantly surprised that a lot of it was consequence based and that Asami's (our cute MC) mental state is very relevant to the plot.

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      The thirst for fluff is strong in this one, I need more dear author :3

      In conclusion I like the story and I think you would enjoy it even if you aren't too much of a fan of Naruto, I didn't write a review earlier since I was struggling to come up with something without spoiling too much :P

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      _ciro_
      Status: arc viii chapter xv
      Aug 3, 2020

      I only came to comment that it is a great story, with unexpected plot twists, after the rewriting few grammatical errors, a very interesting character as well as simply adorable, also, despite having a very strong character it is not absurd and, therefore, Being a somewhat serious story, it does not get boring (at least in my opinion), then I also have to say that it presents a more realistic perspective of the world of Naruto, and not all are forgivable as in Anime or Manga, oh, and in As for another review that says that Asami is insufferable at least for me it is not, as a reader I only find her adorable personality, in addition to the fact that she has a genetic reason to be quite insufferable for others, not to mention everything that happened and

      SPOILER ALERT

      He is very traumatized but hides it with his cheerful and arrogant exterior.

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      13miXAH92
      Status: arc viii chapter viii
      Jul 27, 2020

      Hello Readers Who Prefer Short Revievs,

      1) Stoory is a Fanfic, wich inherently have a minus, - you need to be familar with the main story. If you are familiar with it (you know at least main characters) you are OK.

      2) MC have no idea who Naruto is and where the hell she is. Wich is wonderful in my opinion.

      3) MC is chaotic. But if in other novels it is a sign of a bad writing, here it is a belivable and highly entertaining character.

      My opininon is, - solid 4.
      (I will rate it as 5 becouse there are alot of nonsens stories rated higher.)

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      FishEater
      Status: arc viii chapter xv
      Nov 8, 2020

      I just have one thing to say:

      Yes. Just yes.

      The story makes sense. Instead of your typical "reincarnated into x story and cheating with future knowledge", Asami is just a person from a random, presumably magic-based world. This then brings me to my next thought: her powers.

      Her main power is her stupid power reserve which makes sense. Chakra, being a kind of energy is a bit similar to mana, and thus, as in her past life she had a mana core to store mana, her chakra capacity is high. I'm not 100% sure, but I like to think that she is also able to use whatever training method she had in her past life to increase her chakra, and if so, neat. If not, meh, how chakra is increased in Naruto was never really explained.

      Overall, just read it.

      In fact, why haven't you already read it? Go. Now.

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      MadGod
      Status: arc iii asami-chan’s war...
      Mar 19, 2021

      I came here with very low expectations after I finished reading another Naruto fanfic of similar rating on this site and being thoroughly disappointed. I don't generally like fanfics and I'm not even much a Naruto fan. Imagine my surprise when I realized how good this story actually is and how well written it is, to the point of making me write a review before I even finished reading it. It's definitely not the best I've ever read, but it's up there with the higher tier ones.

      The reincarnated MC isn't from Earth, or at least not our version of Earth, and is completely unfamiliar with the Naruto world. So far I've been enjoying the characters, the story, the drama, and even the edginess of it because let's be honest here: it wouldn't be a Naruto fanfic without some edge throw into it.

      I'd say my favourite aspect so far is that the author managed to portray a psychotic character that isn't crazy just because. You can see how they're slowly driven to the brink and then get pushed some more.

      Gonna keep reading, hopefully it doesn't change for the worse later on.

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      Viola
      Status: arc viii chapter xv
      Dec 7, 2020

      Overall a good fanfiction with more than enough original elements to have me truly curious as to what was going to happen in the story.

      It did not stick too closely to the original story which I both liked and found a tad frustrating. It wasn't what I expected but honestly it was good enough that its divergence from good Naruto scenes didn't hamper the story. It makes sense that the author has started a new book that is entirely original. You can see the talent for it here.

      So this book is incomplete. There is much of the Naruto story to still get through, but I can't see the author returning to it. It seems to be because of a lack of readership or community interaction... I'm not entirely sure as I can't find the answer plainly stated somewhere. Point is, the story has been seemingly finished halfway... or at some point through I don't now where.

      Edit: The series is currently on hold for rewrites and editing but the Author did clarify it will progress after.

      I really enjoyed this work and would have liked to continue reading it but it seems not to be for now atleast. 

      It is important for readers to know this, you won't be seeing the parts of Naruto Shippuuden in this story as it didn't get that far in the Naruto Plot.  Though I still think it worth the read.

      This isn't to say our MC is a weak Genin/Chuunin. The story diverges alot which is all I will say.

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      Agasthenes
      Status: arc vii chapter 9
      Dec 28, 2020

      Writing is ok, but there are regularly sentences with missing words.

      First half was good and enjoyable, but the longer the story went the worse things got. At this point most readers seem to only enjoy the MC doing cute things, that aren't cute at all (judging from the comments).

      Story is basically psychopathic MC becoming more and more unstable.

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