This is even worse because seriously, how relatable is it REALLY? People use this argument for why Batman is better than Superman. "He is more relatable hero"
Really? When did your parents get shot in the alley and you watched? When did you inherit billions of dollars and used it to be a superhero? When did you have time to master every martial arts, forensics, every language, and more in under 20 years? He also survives things that no normal human survives and makes gadgets that not even modern science has today. So realistic? Press X to doubt
But okay, let's say you mean relatable as in more philosophical sense. Batman went through tragedy, he experienced lose, and is fallible and can be injured. However, I feel Superman is more relatable in ways that an average person experiences.
Superman got bullied in high school and had his first crush that didn't work out. He got basically an every man's job that pays a decent salary, but he is not rich. He constantly deals with things on a level that money nor super strength can fix. He is an orphan who never knew his parents, spent his life in humble beginnings, and lost a step parent, and is always struggling with home versus heritage. He is an immigrant.
So I think people use these words too loosely. Can Hinata be relatable? Yes. Can Sakura be relatable? Absolutely, but what is NOT relatable is stagnation. This whole thing of "girls don't get over their first love" is complete and total BS. They may never forget their first love, but never get over it? That is a stretch far from the imagination...especially considering that this is even before you bring in the abusive nature of SS.
As for NH, well I believe someone else asked a question that I feel encompasses it.
How does KNOWING someone else loves you automatically make you have feelings for them? Naruto ignored her for 5 years, but now all of a sudden he loves her because he only realizes NOW that she loves him?
That is not only not relatable, it is not even remotely realistic. If that were true every guy, no matter how ugly or unwanted, would ever be alone.
And again, how do the guys' feelings not matter? It is all about "Naruto should be with Hinata cause he owes her for being loyal" kind of mindset. Love shouldn't be about who owes what and it should all be about what is mutual. Again, all these arguments can be applied to NS
Naruto loved Sakura, why didn't she just automatically be with him? If all it takes is for someone to be loyal, selfless, and loving...then NS should totally be canon.
If it more about realism and relatable, then you can't get more realistic and relatable than NS. They are always themselves around each other? Sakura would definitely get over Sasuke easily and realize she is happier with Naruto. Hinata probably would continue to be in love with Naruto, but would accept that she values his happiness above her own and get over it.
These excuses are delusional at best and downright denial at worst. There is nothing realistic or relatable about any of these ships and the fact that continue to persist when most other relationships have suffered under far less is just downright insulting.
There is only so far you can stretch the suspension of belief.
Which means that it is not about character tropes. It is not about Hinata's shyness our loyalty. It is NOTHING, but BS. It is only the lies they make to justify their obvious favoritism. Hinata can be any type of character and they will still love her. Kishimoto has exposedthis bias when he made Road to Ninja switching the personalities and they still favored HInata over Sakura.
Hinata abused Naruto and threatens to kill Sakura while acting like a slut? "OMG, look how independent she is."
NH and SS did NOT deserve the victory they got and secretly, I think they know it too. They know that what they have is garbage and this is why they always repeat the same arguments.
Like I told that one Hinata fanboy
"13,728 pages and all you remember of Hinata 1 incident she had?"
Exactly there is nothing more to it. If there was there would actually be reasons to favor Hinata over Sakura and when pressed with questions they wouldn't be making new excuses to defend their answers every 5 seconds. It has nothing to do with Liking Hinata has a character, they just feel she desrves to win and Sakura should lose. That is all. look at their reasoning and it is clear as day. Not to mention that if you apply any reason for them ti hate sakura on another character they would defend it sloppily and say how that character is different or circumstances are different. i.e. So Sakura is a heartless icy biatch for not liking Naruto and was never there for him, but apparently no other nameless character or anyone that has ever shown hate for NAruto get even a fraction of the hate Sakura was getting. Not even other fan girls of Sasuke get that treatment and notice one reason to hate Sakura was that she was an obsessed Sasuke fan girl and only had him on the brain. I'll get back to this later but you get my point