Chunin Exam Arc
We first see Temari entering the Leaf village with Kankuro
, her 2 siblings.
In the first round of the preliminaries of the final chunin exam Temari fights against Ten-Ten who she easily defeats and continues to the final against Shikamaru
In this fight Shikamaru tries to catch Temari with his shadow possession, she manages to outrun this for a while but in the end Shikamaru's great mind outwits her, however Shikamaru runs out of chakra and he gives up, this leaves Temari as the winner.
When the invasion of Konoha begins, Temari is forced to help Gaara flee the village. In the anime, when Sasuke begins to pursue them, Temari stays behind in an effort to slow Sasuke down, though he defeats her with little effort. After Gaara is defeated, Temari and Kankuro carry him home.
Sasuke Retrieval Arc
The first time we see Temari in this arc is where she comes to the aid of Shikamaru as he fights Tayuya
. Shikamaru initially suggests they retreat however Temari has improved and easily overcomes Tayuya.
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