Guys, I don’t hate Hinata
I’m probably going to get so much hate for this, but I’ve been asked a few times now why I hate Hinata.
It’s not that I hate her. I hate the forced relationship that’s shoved down my throat. What happened to nobody liking Naruto when he was a kid? Why’s Hinata suddenly there for him or playing with him or whatever (same goes for the others, too)? It’s bullshit.
Instead of creating all these fake memories, they should’ve developed the relationship after the war. Them comforting each other after Neji’s death, him checking up on her to see how she’s doing and vice versa. That was the kind of development I wanted to see.
On top of that, they ended the series with Naruto marrying Hinata? What the fuck? Why not end it with him becoming Hokage? Why not use the time between the end of the war and him becoming Hokage to develop the relationships? Even ShikaTem was forced and I love them together.
It wasn’t even in Naruto’s perspective, which makes it even worse. The series started in his perspective, so it should’ve ended that way. I loved the videos everyone made and I loved seeing them get their own bit of screen time, but let’s be honest here, they could’ve ended the series better than that.
Also, I’ve noticed that it’s Hinata fans who hate on Sakura the most, probably due to the fact that there’s real development for NaruSaku. As said on other posts: I’m not a fan of NaruSaku. However, there’s no denying the fact it would’ve made more sense for them to get together.
Sakura gets so much hate because apparently she lacks character development and she’s weak. I’m sorry to say this, but Hinata’s most used line is “N-Naruto-kun” and she follows her ‘ninja way’ because it’s Naruto’s, whereas Sakura found her own ninja way and grew from the pitiful excuse of a kunoichi she once was. Why couldn’t Hinata do that?
Hinata’s from this prestigious clan, with a bloodline limit and trained by Neji no less. Why the fuck is she tripping over rocks? Why’s she struggling to make one tiny freaking leap that most kids in the series can make by the time they start the academy?
The potential was there. She could’ve been so much more than the girl with big breasts who’s useful once in a blue moon. I admired her in the Pain arc - absolutely loved it when she came to Naruto’s defence, despite knowing it would end in her death - so why did she take a huge step back? And if anyone replies with the whole “Kishimoto can’t write female characters” then I’m not even going to bother arguing with you, because that excuse is so fucking overused.
So, yeah. I don’t hate her. I hate that Kishimoto bowed to the pressure of the fandom and wasted her potential.