Unlike her teammates Naruto and Sasuke, Sakura grew up in a normal childhood with loving parents. She lived in Konoha village with her parents and began attending the ninja academy. The kids used to bully Sakura for her large forehead, and when she began covering them, they took advantage of her sensitivity about it and teased her even more. Soon after, Sakura would befriend Yamanaka Ino. Ino gave Sakura a ribbon to help show off her face more. Thanks to Ino, Sakura became more social and developed her own personality. Sakura and Ino became best friends throughout the academy. However, their friendship would take a turn when a boy named Uchiha Sasuke arrived at the academy. Sakura developed a crush on Sasuke, but would learn that Ino also had a crush on Sasuke. Their friendship ended and they became rivals. It was later revealed that the true reason for their strained relationship was that Sakura felt that she was only living in Ino's shadow and decided to become Ino's rival in order to step out on her own.
Sakura is a very intellectual girl and has shown interest in normal test taking. Her stamina and talent as a ninja were below average, which means she was near useless in battle, though useful for analysis.
Eventually it would be graduation day, but first all the students must take a pass or fail test. They would have to demonstrate their ability to make a chakra clone of themselves, to which Sakura does and passes. She is now a Genin (lowest ninja rank) and would soon learn who her two teammates are. The next day, on her way to school she runs into Ino. The two immediately made it a competition to get to school faster. Sakura and Ino both wanted to be on Sasuke’s team, but only Sakura would be lucky enough. However, her other teammate was Naruto, who had a crush on Sakura. Sakura was now a part of Team 7 with Naruto and Sasuke, and their leader was Kakashi. The team learns of a pass or fail survival test that Kakashi is going to administer. Kakashi briefs the team about it and tells them that it will not be easy.
The next day, they arrive at the training location with their ninja gear ready to go. However, Kakashi deliberately arrives hours late, and tells them that he “crossed a black cat and had to take a detour.” Kakashi shows them two bells and tells them that both only two, one, or none of them are going to pass, and the failure will return to the academy. When the test begins, Sakura showed more interest in following Sasuke around and ignore Naruto, despite him being in trouble. After this, Sakura was lectured by Kakashi for not helping Naruto, and she finally realized how serious this test was. Kakashi then ties Naruto up and gives Sakura and Sasuke food to eat. He then threatens them that if they allow Naruto to eat, they will fail immediately. However, Sasuke and Sakura defy Kakashi’s words and feed Naruto anyway. Kakshi shows up extremely angry and demands an explanation, Sakura tells Kakashi that they fed him because he was their teammate. Kakashi then reveals that they are the first team to pass his test, and now the team is ready for missions.
First Mission! Land of the Waves
Team 7 is assigned to protect a bridge builder named Tazuna, however their mission becomes a Class A ranked mission when they discover that a high ranked ninja was after him. Sakura suggested that they abandon the mission because it is ranked A and Naruto’s hand was injured. However, Naruto takes the kunai out of his hand and it begun healing rapidly. They decide to proceed with the mission anyways. Team 7 would run into a Hidden Mist village ninja named Zabuza. They discover that he is extremely powerful and they prepare before the confrontation. Sakura, due to her lack in ninja skills, was charged with protecting Tazuna, while the others fight Zabuza. However, Sakura would eventually head to the battlefield herself, where she discovers that she has amazing control over her own chakra. When Sasuke was appeared to have died in the battle, Sakura violates Shinobi Rule #25, by crying when Sasuke “died,” which states that a shinobi may never display any kind of emotion in the battlefield. Sasuke would eventually be revealed to not have really been dead, and Team 7 would accomplish their mission by defeating Zabuza.
Upon returning to Konoha, they arrive just in time to register and take the Chunin Exams. The exams are used to promote Genin from all hidden villages to Chunin rankings. The first part of the exam was written, which is good for Sakura but bad for Naruto. However, during the exam they realize that Naruto will not be able to pass without cheating, however Sakura is unable to help Naruto with his exam. In the last part of the written exam, the test proctor threatens that in the next part, if one does not pass it they will not be able to become a Chunin for an extremely long time. Sakura begun thinking that Naruto will not be able to pass it and was about to volunteer Team 7 to leave the exam, when Naruto stands up and shows that he is not afraid of the next part. Afterwards, the proctor reveals they were testing their dedication to a mission, and all those who stayed passed the test no matter what the exam score was.
The second part of the Chunin Exams was a survival test. Each team was given a scroll to protect, and the team must steal more scrolls and take it to the middle of the arena. Team 7 is first attacked by Orochimaru, to which Naruto and Sasuke were able to fend off. However, both of them were rendered unconscious during the fight and Sakura was left to care for them until they wake up. Unfortunately, Genins from the Sound village were ordered by Orochimaru to finish off Team 7. Sakura tries her best to protect her unconscious teammates. Rock Lee would come in to save Sakura, but was defeated any way by the Sound Genins. One of the Sound Genins named Kin Tsuchi (female Genin) grabs Sakura’s hair and taunts her for her weakness, claiming that she would rather look pretty instead of training her ninja skills. Sakura in turn, cuts off her own hair and matures during the process. Sakura continued to try and defend her team, until Ino and her team realized that Sakura was in trouble. Despite the rivalry between Sakura and Ino, Ino realized that they were once best friends and decided to jump in and help them out.
An unconscious Sasuke re-awakened during the fight after receiving Orochimaru's cursed seal, and proceeded to ask Sakura who injured her. Quickly overcome by his new cursed mark, he begins a violent rampage on the sound nins who are present. Frightened by his new behavior, a tearful Sakura rushes to his side and wraps her arms around him, begging him to stop. Her tearful words and embrace get through to him, and his cursed seal quickly recedes.
Team 7 would be allowed to rest while Ino and her team watch their backs. When they fully recover, the team heads toward the middle and meets a fellow Konoha Genin named Kabuto. The four help each other to reach the middle of the arena and are successful.
Reaching the middle allows them to proceed in the exam. The next part of the exam were the preliminary matches. Sakura was forced to battle Ino first, but the two accepted their fate. Sakura and Ino go down to the battle area and insult each other face to face. Ino cuts her hair claiming to follow what Sakura did earlier, however Ino had placed her own chakra in the cut hair. When Sakura came near the hair that were on the floor, Ino was able to use her chakra and pin Sakura into one place. Ino was able to use her Mind Body Swap technique easily. Ino appeared to be the victor as she was going to force Sakura to forfeit. However, Sakura was strong enough to resist Ino’s technique and force Ino out her of own body. The two of them were both exhausted, and would charge each other for the final blow. Sakura and Ino both strike each other’s face simultaneously, and the two were knocked out at the same time. The final decision of the match was declared a draw, and both were disqualified from the exams. When Sakura and Ino recovered, they reconciled their friendship.
The third part of the Chunin Exams was a tournament from those that passed the second part of the exams. Naruto and Sasuke both advanced to this round, and Sakura, who was disqualified, was forced to sit and watch the rest of the exam. However, the Chunin Exams would be interrupted shortly after Sasuke’s fight versus Gaara began by an invasion of Konoha. Many of the ninjas were forced into sleep by a genjutsu, and Sakura was one of the few qualified Genin to repel the genjutsu, as she was a genjutsu type. Kakashi then assigned Sakura to wake up Naruto and go after Sasuke. When the two of them catches up to Sasuke, they discover him fighting Gaara in a monster form.
Upon catching up with Sasuke, Sakura protects him from Gaara's attacks, though Gaara uses his sand to immobilize her. As the sand slowly suffocates Sakura, Naruto fights to defeat Gaara, determined to save her. He succeeds, and Sakura is freed
Aftermath of the Third Hokage’s Death
After the funeral for the Third, Konoha is forced to search for a new Hokage. They first elect Jiraya (One of the Legendaries and a student of the Third), but he declines and tells them that he knows someone that is better fit for the job. Jiraiya takes Naruto to go look for Tsunade, who is also one of the Legendaries along with Jiraya and Orochimaru. Eventually Tsunade would take over the Hokage position and Team 7 does a few missions.
Sasuke would eventually be seduced by the amount of power he can gain from Orochimaru, and after his fight with Naruto, believed that he was too weak himself.
Sakura, knowing that Sasuke would leave, met him near the exit. Sakura did what she could to stop Sasuke from leaving, even tearfully confessing her love.
Though she did everything she could,even offering to go with him, she ultimately could not convince him to stay. Before she could alert anybody of his actions by screaming, Sasuke knocked her out, but not before thanking her for everything.
The next day, Naruto promises Sakura that he will bring Sasuke home. Sakura begins to understand that Naruto was truly a good friend that she had taken for granted after his promise to bring Sasuke home.
Sakura stayed behind on the mission, while Naruto teamed with Shikamaru, Kiba, Neji, and Choji. However, the team would be severely wounded during the mission, one by one each of them had to stay behind so the others could advance.
Eventually Naruto would confront Sasuke and battle him. However, Naruto would lose the fight and Sasuke was able to get away. After Naruto was hospitalized, he apologizes to Sakura and tells her that he will bring him back next time.
However, Sakura replies that she would be going with him next time. After seeing Naruto’s determination to get Sasuke back, Sakura became determined to becoming stronger. At first she seemed lost, but son came to the conclusion that as with the rest of her team, she would seek out the last sannin for training. She seek out Tsunade and appeals to her, Tsunade realized that was was happening to the rest of team seven bore remarkable similarity to what had happened to her team. Believing in fate, she would agree to accept Sakura as her pupil.. on the condition that she endured her harsh training.
Two Years Later
In the second part of the Naruto series, two years have gone by. Naruto has returned to Konoha from his training with Jiraya, and Sakura has become an excellent ninja under Tsunade’s training. Sakura has matured greatly during her two years of training, and she has become more confident in herself. Despite the time spent apart from Naruto, she is shown to care for him more now, especially since he has matured also and is no longer the little trouble maker when they first met.
Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke have also not changed. Though she is no longer a fangirl and is mature about it. Whether she has retained her feelings for Sasuke completely has yet to be seen, but considering that Naruto's strong feelings have been retained, it's safe to say that her feelings have remained largely unchanged, considering that she has shown to be very touchy about Sasuke and had assaulted a team member who badmouthed him.
Sakura’s skills as a ninja have greatly increased under Tsunade’s training. She has grown the monsterous strength similar to Tsunade and has become a greatly skilled Medic-nin similar to Tsunade. Her reaction and reflexes has also increased during her training, and all contribute to her survival ability during battle.
With Naruto back in town and reunited with Sakura, they hang out with each other to catch up. Naruto discovers that many of his friends, including Sakura, had already passed the Chunin Exam and are Chunin ninjas now. Naruto was now the only member in their class to still be a Genin. They would receive a mission shortly after when Gaara (The new Kazekage) was kidnapped by the Akatsuki. Team 7, consisting of Sakura, Naruto, and Kakashi are sent to the Wind village where they discover that Kankuro had been poisoned by one of the Akatsuki named Sasori. Sakura displays her medical skills when she was able to cure Kankuro from the poison. Sakura even gained praise from Chiyo (One of the Wind Village Elders) about her skills learned from Tsunade. Afterwards, Team 7, accompanied by Chiyo, goes after Gaara and the Akatsuki. Sakura and Chiyo battle Sasori while Naruto and Kakashi went after his partner. The battle against Sasori proves to be intense. Despite fighting at full strength, Sakura could not bring Sasori and his puppets down. Sasori would attempt to stab Chiyo with a puppet and kill her, but Sakura jumps in between and takes the hit. Chiyo took advantage and stabs Sasori in the heart. Sasori reveals that he was going to meet a spy from Orochimaru’s group in a week. Chiyo was able to heal Sakura and she recovers.
The Search for Sasuke Begins Again
Kakashi had been badly wounded during the mission and was forced to be hospitalized after they returned to Konoha. Naruto and Sakura would gain a new leader and teammate for their next missions. Yamato was assigned as the team leader and Sai was assigned as their third teammate. Sai is a strange boy, who grew up without learning any emotions. The team is briefed about their next mission, they were to meet the “spy” in Orochimaru’s group. The new team sets out and discovers that the spy was waiting for the dead Sasori. However, it turns out to be a trap and the group battles Kabuto and Orochimaru. Naruto was left badly injured, but Sakura was able to heal his wounds. They then proceeded to Orochimaru’s hideout, and began infiltrating his lair. Going to room after room looking for Sasuke, they eventually confront Sasuke outside of the lair. They try to convince Sasuke to return to Konoha, but he declines once again and begins attacking them. Sakura tries to stop Sasuke, even attacking him. However, Sasuke was able to escape anyways. The team returns to Konoha after the failed mission, Naruto and Sakura were deeply depressed that they once again could not stop Sasuke.
The Immortals Hidan and Kakuzu
Later during the Hidan and Kakuzu arc Sakura and Sai patiently wait for Yamato and Naruto as they are to provide back up for Team 10 therefore they are the first to see Naruto's Rasenshuriken. As members of Team 10 and Kakashi are about to be killed by the Akasuki member Kakuzu they are saved by the arrival of Team Kakashi and a Typhoon Water Vortex used by Naruto and Yamato. As the rest of the members are left to battle Kakuzu Sakura and Sai move on to back up Shikamaru, however by the time they get to the battle location Shikamaru has already defeated Hidan and walks toward Sakura and Sai in the accompaniment of a deer. Sakura, Sai and Shikamaru then head back to the rest of their comardes and see a defeated Kakuzu and an exausted group of comrades who all soon head back to the village. At the village Sakura is worried about Naruto because of the use of his new jutsu damaging his chakra pathways, at Ichiraku Ramen Bar Sakura feeds Naruto due to his damaged arms being useless.
The Hunt of Itachi Uchiha
Soon after the last story arc Tsunade is informed that Sasuke has killed Orochimaru. Therefore Tsunade Sends an Eight Man Squad consisting of Team 8 and Team Kakashi to search for Itachi Uchiha. However they soon are informed by Kiba that he has incountered Sasuke's smell and that he was traveling with a team therefore they change their plans to search for Sasuke instead. While in a small town Sakura nearly encounters one of the teammates of Taka, Karin. While hot on Sasuke trail the team encounters Tobi. The team fights him together and through various attacks the team finds out that Tobi is able to phase his body and teleport therefore not allowing anyone to land a blow. Before the battle is over the team sees that Tobi has a Sharingan. The team soon is back on Sasuke's trail and at the battle site of Sasuke and Itachi, Kiba inform everyone that he can no longer track Sasuke because he has been teleport away leaving no no smell for him to track, everyone then heads back to the Konoha.
The Invasion Of Pain
After word is sent to Tsunade via Jiraiya's toad that Jiraiya is dead and was killed by beings who called themselves Pain, Sakura is seen scolding Naruto for lashing out at Tsunade after she has informed him of Jiraiya's death. Sakura is then seen helping deciphering Jiraiya's coded message but little to no help with that. When Pain attacks Sakura is seen helping and healing villagers seen also saves a villager from one of Pains giant (but not biggest) summonings. After Pain destroyed most of Konoha Sakura is seen alive protected by Katsuyu who Tsunade had summoned earlier to protect villagers. Sakura then comes in contact with a member of the Hyuga clan who is able to watch and inform Sakura of the battle between Pain and Naruto (who has returned from his training). Sakura is informed by the Hyuga clan member HInata was hurt defending Naruto and that Naruto had transformed and was becoming the Nine-Tails.
When the Hyuga clan member says that Pain and Naruto were moving away from Konoha Sakura goes to help Hinata who is next seen with her cousin and the rest of Team Guy slowly dying. Sakura is then seen healing Hinata and informing Neji that Hinata tried to save Naruto because she loved him. When Sakura heals Hinata she is thanked by her and Sakura told her she shouldn't have done that. Sakura is next seen when Fukasaku is revived due to Nagato believing in Naruto's dream she is next seen with all of Konoha greeting Naruto however she greets him with a punch and then a heart warming hug and thanks him.
The Five Kage Summit
After Naruto returns Sakura informs him of Tsunade's condition (she has fallen into a coma due to the use of her powers) and that she nor Shizune could do nothing to help. Soon after while talking to Kakashi and Naruto, Kiba riding on Akamura informs them that Danzo was picked as the new Hokage and had declared Sasuke a missing-nin and had order his execution. Sakura and Naruto angry about this decision go to Sai to ask him about Danzo because Kakashi told them not to bother Danzo becuase he would be looking for a reason to imprison Naruto. As they are talking to Sai, Sai show them a seal that Danzo had placed on root members not allowing them to talk about Danzo. Two Kumogakure ninja Omoi and Karui show up and quickly ensue in a battle with the three leaf ninja while informing them that Sasuke had killed their teacher (Bee) and they were looking for information on Sasuke because he was now a member of Akatsuki.
Sakura soon starts crying due to this revalation Karui however berats her and tells her that she should be the one crying seeing as Yugito was killed and Killerbee was taken. Naruto however inform them that Killerbee may still be alive he then leaves with them leaving Sakura and Sai. Later after Naruto leaves for the Five Kage Summit with Kakashi and Yamato, Sai tells Sakura that the promise that Naruto is keeping for her is causing him the most pain and more pain than Sasuke has Shizune however states that Naruto is also doing it because he also wants to help Naruto Sai then tells Sakura and Shizune that they have all depended on Naruto too much. After the Konoha 11 decide that they will kill Sasuke to prevent a war Shikamaru goes to inform Sakura and Naruto of this decision. When he meets up with Sakura and Sai he tells them of their plans to kill Sasuke in order to prevent an all out war due to Sasuke. Shikamaru ask for her permission but tells her no matter what her decision they will still go after Sasuke. He then ask where Naruto was and was told that he was in the Land of Iron, Sakura stops crying and tells him that she will tell Naruto because he loved her.
Sakura then leaves for the Land of Iron with Sai,Kiba,and Lee to talk to Naruto. When they finally reach him he is with Kakashi and Yamato. Sakura tells Naruto that she loved him, much to everyones' surprise, and that he could stop keeping his promise. Sakura then hugs Naruto everyone there seems to know that she is lying based on the looks on their faces. Naruto then tells her that he can't stand people who lie to themselves, Sakura is stunned by this and tells Naruto that if he didn't like her then he should just say it. Naruto tells her he has his own reason for trying to help Sasuke, Sakura then leaves to search for Sasuke with the team she came with. When Sakura is about to use a smoke bomb to put them all asleep Sai catchs her hand and informs them that he would not let them past and that he was actually working with Kakashi.
A battle insues with the ending being Sakura putting her three teammates to sleep with sleeping gas. When she met up with Sasuke she offers to join Sasuke he says he'd let her if she killed one of his teammates, Karin, this was a trick however and Sasuke tried to kill Sakura but was saved by the arrival of Kakashi. As they fought, Sakura took the opportunity to kill Sasuke, but hesitated, leading to him trying to kill her and being saved by the arrival of Naruto. Naruto then engages in battle wiht Sasuke. In the end Madara comes to take Sasuke back with him leaving Karin, who Sakura has healed from Sasuke's previous attack on Danzo. Sakura, Naruto and Kakashi soon leave with Karin and meet up with there still sleeping teammates who Sakura apologizes to. Kiba is mad at Sakura for lying to them even though they were going to help. Sakura also gives an antidote to Naruto because he was posioned by her kunai she used to try and kill Sasuke.
Confining in the Jinchuriki
Back in Konoha Sakura is with the Konoha 11 when Naruto tells them that he alone will fight Sasuke. Saskura is then seen informing Naruto that Tsunade was out of her coma and that she had to leave to tell other people.
Sakura Blizzard Jutsu: This is a technique that Sakura throws a storm of kunais, that have exploding bags on them.
Mystical Hand: A technique that she uses from direct training from The Fifth Hokage; Lady Tsunade.
Chakra Scalpel: Another Medical Technique that she could use from direct training from Lady Tsunade a.k.a The Fifth Hokage. She can severe internal organs, if used in actual combat, or use this to heal injuries.
Insane Strength: This is just from precise Chakra control. She could cause the ground to split, or even cause the a small landside. She could also punch a hole into a cliff, or make a cave sink in
Substitution Jutsu: She often uses this jutsu with immense proficiency. It's also a basic ninja technique.
Healing Technique: She also learned this from Lady Tsunade.
Genjutsu release: This technique was taught to her By Kakashi Hatake. She could expel any genjutsu with this technique.
Sakura is also a very intelligent Kunoichi.