Y'all I’m so passed joking at this point but like pre-shippuden Naruto, the character, was good and I liked him.
But Shippuden Naruto was a fucking idiot guys like he’s aspiring to this political power but has no political knowledge, he’s pushing his desires and needs on Sasuke instead of listening to what Sasuke wants for himself. Naruto can only relate to someone when he can turn the situation around and make it about himself. And he dismisses people with legitimate reasons to hate Konoha or the shinobi system as being “Bastards or lost in darkness.”
Naruto only chases acknowledgement like he has no other goals. He’s a shallow, one dimensional, self insert character that has somehow gotten a pass for his terrible behavior because he’s a “sunshine baby” and “he’s suffered from loneliness too!” But like his loneliness was nothing like Sasuke’s or even Sai’s. Naruto’s parents died in protection of the village, Sasuke’s were murdered by someone he loved and then he was forced to watch their murder over and over, Sai’s parents are never mentioned but Sai was being forced by Danzo to fight and murder his brother and then used as a spy and assassin.
I just I’m sick of seeing all these character posts that address every other character’s flaw but gloss over Naruto completely. In my opinion he’s just as bad as Hinata when it comes to obsessing over a character.