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Nah. Imaginary girls aren't my type.

So you just think "useless, whiny" and "doesn't give Naruto a chance" is bad? I mean in your opinion. I'm not trying to imply that you cannot hate Sakura. I just need to know if you personally hate these things about her or not.


I mean my point was if she was real, and even if you're not interested in girls(the gender doesn't matter it's the personality i have a problem with) what about friends? If my friend was as annoying as sakura i might not be there friend

so yeah i do find those bad qualities lmao i don't even know how you couldn't

I don't HATE her lol there's just a lot of annoyance there


I guess I'm just much less critical of characters. Funny... "I don't know how you couldn't," huh? I think the same of a lot of real-world people. "I don't know you can't understand this stuff," is something I think a lot in my Spanish class (I have a pretty good grade). I find Spanish class to be really easy, but, whenever there's a test, everyone's groaning and complaining except me and four others.

I guess perspective is a lot more complicated than I thought...
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MemeMaker wrote:


TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:


TheSeaofTesseract

Nah. Imaginary girls aren't my type.

So you just think "useless, whiny" and "doesn't give Naruto a chance" is bad? I mean in your opinion. I'm not trying to imply that you cannot hate Sakura. I just need to know if you personally hate these things about her or not.


I mean my point was if she was real, and even if you're not interested in girls(the gender doesn't matter it's the personality i have a problem with) what about friends? If my friend was as annoying as sakura i might not be there friend

so yeah i do find those bad qualities lmao i don't even know how you couldn't

I don't HATE her lol there's just a lot of annoyance there


Ah man I'm so confused right now! Whatever. but I agree with what you're saying 100%


Thanks for supporting me on the front line hommie
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Sakura is FUCKING USELESS
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TheSeaofTesseract

I guess I'm just much less critical of characters. Funny... "I don't know how you couldn't," huh? I think the same of a lot of real-world people. "I don't know you can't understand this stuff," is something I think a lot in my Spanish class (I have a pretty good grade). I find Spanish class to be really easy, but, whenever there's a test, everyone's groaning and complaining except me and four others.

I guess perspective is a lot more complicated than I thought...


I just don't get it like, if you were with someone like that in real life wouldn't you be a bit annoyed?
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Sakura is basic.
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Sakura is poorly written, so is Sasuke, though he is actually fairly well written in Boruto.

However, I think what gets to me the most is that she is still in love with Sasuke at around the 90% mark of Naruto... after he has shown that he is simply a rageaholic who doesn't give a shit about her and would kill her without any second thought. You have to be a special level of stupid to keep chasing after someone like that. Honestly, I kind of wish Sasuke did kill her, it would make much more sense than him being redeemed and her marrying him. :/ Just alluding to that level of stupidity has made my IQ drop a few points.
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Useless is a bad trait in most fiction. Every word should serve a purpose for at least something. A bit of Chekhov's Gun is the conservation of detail. If the gun mentioned hanging on the wall on chapter 5 doesn't go off in Chapter 7, why are wasting time with additional details?

If the character serves no purpose, then what is the point of their existence? The author clearly allowed them there.

In terms of uselessness in the universe, it is the result of empathy, particularly when the character is not a background but inserted in for no real reason, with the worst reasoning then to delay the plot through stupidity or sell merchandise. We hate some coworkers for being lazy, others for incompetence, because they make our work harder. This resonates with viewers, who are well aware of these elements in real life versus the "alluring" insanity of someone like The Joker. This differs with the cause of idiocy and the purpose. People who are morons through an unwillingness to learn, similar to How Joeffrey from Game of Thrones pins the blame on everyone not him, makes it excruciating.

Whether or not Sakura is useless is another subject.

Self pity is tiresome to watch. It is an on screen temper tantrum, and while angsting is fine, it is important for it to be justified, perhaps shown and emphasized, and even then we watch angst to see people triumph over it, or make some change. Zuko from Avatar is angsty, but he is a also a proactive, dynamic character with understandable morals. He doesn't sit back and cry, he makes things happen. Sakura in the first season has no reason to angst, or self pity, even then, the worst of it is that it isn't till the end of the original series that we see her resolve to be under Tsunade's tutelage, and that was filler.

There is slapstick comedy, but then there is being a hostile, love blind, douche. She did appear overly hostile to an otherwise tolerable Naruto, who, despite being a moron, did not really do anything that would count as crossing the line of uncouth civility. In any case, the ending of Shippuden was utter shit concerning Sakura, and destroyed any growth her character had. It literally makes me want to rip my hair out. One of the most important tenets of developing characters is for us to understandably understand their feelings or at least circumstance. This endgame pairing is completely bonkers. It is shit, utter shit

In Shippuden...



In any case, here is what I take issue.


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As to the last point, were she a real person, it would be entirely her business who she fell in love with; since she isn't, it's up to Kishimoto, a man who makes money as a professional story writer, to design the story of Naruto by balancing all its elements in the way that gives him the story he wants, including Sakura's determination to not let go of Sasuke as he becomes a maniac (no offense Sasuke fans).



She is not a fictional character, but a machination of the author's mind. We do not really hate characters as we would hate others, but as abstracts, representations of various ills and annoyances that we dislike ourselves. Shou Tucker fits this as a the epitome of bad parenting; Batman is the representation of the difference between what most of us are and what we could be. Kishimoto could have made her more static, more likeable, anything. This is where the road of story diverges from history, and we have to sacrifice real elements to tell a good story we care about.

As for the artistic merit, you are right, but it is besides the point, unless there are fans threatening legal or violent action to change the story. I am merely complaining about how he decided for it play out.
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kind true like i like sakura when it come to like funny moments and stuff but as a character she was one of the stupidest people i know in the entire anime like who would love somebody for that long and not give up no matter what he did plus he tried to kill her and she still was in love with him plus iv`e always been a fan of narutoxhinata from the start but why didn`t sakura love naruto ? after all he has done for her he`s saved her life countless times and even said it to her plus sai told her to that naruto loved her and his words were sai- Naruto loved you even i can tell that. that`s what he said and she started crying all. god all this talking is making sound like a geek Lol well anyway i`ll say this i like sakura but she did alot of things that made me mad.
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She's a garbage character that is a "rival love interest" who is just annoying and gets old quick.
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Yeah, why do people hate me so much?


-Some hate Sakura for being useless; understandable because no screen time


Isn't that the truth? I kept demanding rewrites to give me more to do, better lines, and more opportunities to showcase my talents, and I don't even know how many times I shouted myself hoarse in arguments with my agent about renegotiating my contract. I was just starting my career, so I didn't have much in the way of leverage or alternatives. That's what it came down to. I got what I got, and you see what that was.


-Some hate Sakura for being whiny; understandable because I hate whiny people too


You'd whine after a while, too. Do you have any idea what I had to put up with? Choji always eating the whole damned crew's buffet by himself every day, Naruto making asinine jokes and hitting on me constantly even between takes, special effects crews always flinging rocks, and dust, and fog, and snow, and water in your face, it was all I could do not to fling a kunai into the camera some days!


-Some hate Sakura for being self-pitying; understandable when it's too much, but I kinda don't get this one


I'm not self-pitying. I'm not! Why are people always so unfair to me? Why do they judge me like this? Why can't they just leave me alone?


-Some hate Sakura for being a jerk to Naruto; I guess some people see violence instead of slapstick comedy


I could've filed for a restraining order against the guy who kept hitting on me after my having rejected him thousands of times, but then I'd have been out of a job because we'd have lost our main protagonist. So I dealt with the problem in my own way. Sorry it bothered everyone, I guess.


-Some hate Sakura for being in love with Sasuke; I suppose he isn't a very good person for most of the series


You know, I never actually loved Sasuke. It was more a case of being in love with the idea of being in love. You know? And that's why it didn't die down no matter how horrible Sasuke was to me. It can happen to the best of us. We all make mistakes.
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The writing for her is questionable, at best. Although she's supposedly a main character, Kishimoto spent much of the time treating her more like a supporting cast member. There's dissonance between what she supposedly is, and the reality; she's atrociously overshadowed in most every area by both Naruto and Sasuke, making her stick out like a sore thumb. Well, Kishimoto makes it no secret that he struggles with female characters, and it shows.
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Because she has the stereotype of every other shounen female lead (like Nami and the other braindead, infuriating wench called Kagome Higurashi) and she's still just another stupid, bossy biach. Characters like Sakura Haruno make me want to bitch-slap them to hell and that girl's personality is as flat as her chests.

What we need is a female anime character that anyone can relate to. Sakura doesn't hold the candle to better female characters like Fujiko Mine, Misa Ayase, Motoko Kusanagi, Urumi Kanzaki, Christina Mackenzie, Xellos, Faye Valentine, Yuria, Sarah Bryant or even Lina Inverse.
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Because there's nothing unique about her. Sakura punching the shit out of Naruto schtick got old real quick.
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