What gets me is that even back in part I I didn't see Hinata having a chance. Mainly because I just knew for a fact Naruto wouldn't be the right guy for her either way because of how unsuited their personalities were for each other. Hinata was shy, submissive, and timid, while Naruto was outgoing, loud, and boastful. Even back when I was a kid I did not necessarily believe in the whole "opposites attract" thing, or At least I never thought such romances would last, and that was before I could properly evaluate why I thought that way and I'll explain how I see it now.
First off We all know Naruto is hyperactive, socially dull and does not fathom on how to behave around authority figures nor does he show respect to political figures. And because of how harsh, lonely and incredibly bitter his childhood was, he would never compromise who he is, and would probably not change. And that in lies the problem with Hinata. No matter how nice and forgiving a person is, it is not a healthy relationship if there is no compromise or equality of any level. Who here is even REMOTELY surprised that Hinata for all intents and purposes lets Naruto walk all over her almost all of the time? Not me, that is for sure. And surprise surprise, the relationship turned out just as I expected, SP's fantasy input of Hinata being a SCARY MOM delusion aside. Hinata does not rein Naruto in, and if Naruto acts out, she just smiles and passively lets it slide. I always thought that their relationship would be incredibly dull and unfulfilling and guess what? I WAS RIGHT. Go figure
Same thing with Sakura, she lets Sasuke walk all over her and is the "sole significant" other compromising and contributing anything to the relationship, and in fact Sakura's case is even worse. WHAT IS WORSE ABOUT Sakura's case, you ask? She is not even this passive and quiet in a regular setting. She shows the traits of an outgoing and emotionally strong girl when things get tough and won't take abuse or mistreatment from ANY MAN. But Sasuke is the SOLE EXCEPTION because he is handsome and sexy, and whenever Sakura gazes at his beautiful face, her hearts goes "doki doki"!!!!!!!
That is what pisses me off more than anything with these so called "canon pairings". "The full on, obnoxious, die hard, "cutthroat if anyone else tells them otherwise" fans of these couples think that these marriages are some fantasy fairy tale dream come true just because they assume "bad boy falling for sweet nice girl that mends his heart, or girl who has always loved a boy and finally is rewarded for her patience, when said boy starts to notice her (when she finally starts blooming) is romantic!!!!!" When in fact real life romance has nothing to do with those things. Real romance is built on a a strong and solid friendship more than anything. It is built on mutual trust, understanding, and compromise. Sure in SS and NH the WOMEN do all those things, but do the men? where do you see a mutual friendship, equal treatment, respect, and encouragement from both parties? Why, NaruSaku of course! DUH.
Edited by Phantom_999, 08 August 2018 - 11:43 PM.