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1. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of SasuSaku.
But they remind me too much of VegetaBulma to ignore.
(I have a whole deviation on how DBZ is a precedent to NH/SS - check it out. You won't agree with EVERYTHING, but you can't HONESTLY disagree with EVERYTHING either.)
Also, nukenin or not, Sasuke's "evilness" is FAR less than that of (initial) Vegeta's, I'm sure you'll agree with that.
And Vegeta STARTED as an ENEMY, not just "strayed away".
Still, weird couple or not, but we got Trunks, eventually.
So far, I see NO real problem for this to happen in Naruto as well, EVENTUALLY.
I REALLY don't see any.
And especially if you consider Sakura's reaction to Sasuke's return - definitely NOT hate or anger.
So, Sai or whatever, but SasuSaku is NOT dead as of yet.
2. You are disagreeing with Naruto, who verbally thanked Hinata for "being there for him".
(Even if he meant NOT ONLY her, she's still included. Oh, and he DIDN'T think of Sakura at all during that chapter - just like Sakura didn't think of Naruto in 540.)
Also, WHERE WAS Sakura in those very times you talk about? AHA... EXACTLY.
Also, stop lying.
Hinata smiled during the post-Pain hug, cause she was happy FOR Naruto.
Also, you should check deviantart for NH manga compilations - there's plenty of Naruto's quotes showing that he understands Hinata, AND she understands him.
And it started as long ago as Neji's fights.
I never claimed that Naruto LOVES Hinata NOW, only that he's starting to being open for that eventuality - so stop BSing on that.
As of 505, it can equally refer to Hinata's shyness (vs Sakura's boldness), also she does stand right next to him anyways.
He basically put both girls together (and close to himself, in the attention center as well) - which is contrary to what you try to imply.
3. TRIED, or HAD TO?
Which is my main argument against "how much Sakura did for Naruto".
She obviously DID help/save him - but was it HER CHOICE? Or DUTY?
Seriously, basically in ALL instances where Sakura was protecting Naruto, it was either part of the mission, her duty as his active teammate, OR she had personal interests at stake (that had nothing to do with Naruto).
Like, in the FOD, she was also interested in finishing the exam - wasn't her selfless choice, rather she HAD to try her best.
Then, vs Orochimaru - she had to be a good teammate and help him, no choice there either
Even Sasori wasn't her choice as much (and it wasn't a direct help for Naruto, rather Gaara).
Again, Sakura DID help Naruto a lot - but there's nothing SELFLESS about it, mostly DUTY.
Now, it wasn't Hinata's DUTY to jump at Pain (WHY didn't Sakura do just the same? she had a Hyuuga nearby), OR (trying to) sacrifice her life in 614.
(It's even harder to believe that Sakura's seal couldn't be activated a few MINUTES earlier - so she'd save Neji by preventing the whole assault, OR using herself as a living shield with HIGH recovery stat - instead of Neji/Hinata who hadn't it.)
Overall, Sakura rarely (if ever) did anything "heroic" for Naruto - that's what Hinata is for, really.
Next, Sakura wanted to kill Sasuke only for Sasuke's own sake - which is why she FAILED.
Cause she still loved him too much to actually kill.
This is obvious, cause if she wanted to do it for Naruto's sake - WHAT stopped her, HUH?
Next, you again (and typically for NS) confuse friendship for romance.
(Just a reminder: I DON'T insist that Naruto LOVES Hinata NOW - just to prevent your BS on that.)
NaruSaku IS a friendship, maybe even strong - but I see no romance there.
To sum NS up:
It has a lot of friendship development, but the real romance hasn't shown at all.
lols .!!! please direct me to this page so I can put her in her place .
1. Vegeta and Bulma huh this is the argument the NH fans always use a desperate last resort its quite sad actually . You do realize Vegeta took hold of the light and never looked back right .? Sasuke saw the light and he ignored it and continued a path for power even when Itachi was dead and the revenge was completed lols . I also don't remember Vegeta calling Bulma annoying and a person that gets in his way and I also don't remember Bulma saying she knows Vegeta hates her . The relationship was completely different and he didn't try to kill Bulma three times and Bulma definetly didn't try to kill him . No matter how less evil it is Sasuke has took part in his evil acts and some of his evil acts include Sakura and him trying to kill her . Sasuke's situation is even worse lols he started as a friend to Naruto and Sakura , a comrade , He betrayed them in the worst way possible , thats far more worse than Vegeta since he was evil to begin with lols . He calmed down after seeing the light , Sasuke saw the light like I said and ignored it . he has no excuses for his actions he is just as evil as Vegeta and like somebody said , if he had Vegeta's power and capabilties he would destoyed the Leaf Village already . The only problem with your theory is that Goku never loved Bulma romantically , they never had any romantic development going between them and wasn't Goku younger than Bulma to begin with .? Now with Naruto on the other hand , we are talking about a Hyperactive ninja who is in love with Sakura and never even thought about anybody besides her and signs of her loving him as well . Big ass difference in the whole pairing altogether don't compare these two just because Kishi is inspired off of Dragon ball . Sakura Definetly didn't have hate or anger huh yet she had no trust towards him whatsoever even going as far as asking him what the hell he is doing in the village and asking Hinata to focus her Byakugan on them to see if he would attack Naruto and lets no forget the oh so famous fake smile . hahaha . SasuSaku been dead ever since they both tried to kill each other probably even before that lols , it was dead when Sakura stared flirting with Naruto and started looking at him like he's more mature . Haha and btw Sasuke is planning on destroying the village with all his "friends " including Sakura in it and you don't call that evil .? Sasuke would kill Naruto and Sakura if it meant them getting in the way of his power and you don't call that evil .? Shame on you and your morals .
2 . Verbally disagreeing with him I'm obviously not verbally disagreeing with him since , Naruto never listed Hinata as the one who took him from his lonliness if I'm verbally disagreeing with him and she was always there for him where was she on that list .? I mean lols no bashing but serious who in the hell is Hinata .? What rights has she earned in where she earned a free damn pass .? Who died and said Hinata deserves Naruto , certainly not Kushina or Minato , I mean what makes Hinata so damn special that she deserves Naruto over Sakura .? What has Hinata done that even compares to what Sakura has done for Naruto .? Why because she loved him all along , I mean I couldn't tell considering that she never did a damn thing about Naruto being sad , all she did was gain confidence off him . Sakura was the only girl that was there for him as far as everything goes Hinata and Naruto first talked in the Chuunin Exams . In 540 you obviously don't get the context of what sakura was doing maybe if you stop reading selectively in case you haven't noticed she doubted Sasuke plenty times and this is one of those times . I really don't feel like getting into it . And 573 only proves my point , Naruto is the GREAT GUY not Sasuke . What the hell Sakura was always there before Hinata , Sakura has done way more , can you name what Hinata has done I bet you can't name more than 3 . Sakura always saved his ass in chapter 4 she risked her hiding spot in order to warn naruto about Kakashi which btw was very risky and in chapter 11 she jumped on Naruto to protect him from a barrage of weapons she has been saving his ass since chapter 4 lols and not to mention she has shown more care when it came down to it and them lose their lives she has shown more concern towards Naruto than Sasuke . stop downplaying everthing Sakura has done for Naruto for Hinata's little Pein scene in which she pretty much got beat up in 2 panels . Does she know Naruto loves Sakura .? I don't think so . Hinata is very selfish she doens't think about anything ut Naruto she loves him so much yet she was torn between who to cheer for , Sakura has snapped on the man she loved for Naruto , Hinata was torn between Naruto and Kiba and who to cheer for and you call that love .? Opening up to the eventuality of him getting with Hinata you say .? Yeah sure he is considering as I have stated many times , he still actively pursues Sakura , has told his own father that Sakura is his girlfriend and has not once smiled warmly at Hinata like he does Sakura , he still tries to show off in front of Sakura as shown in chpater 558 with the Zetsu clones and once again called Sakura his GIRLFRIEND to his dad IN FRONT OF HINATA . Now I think you are confusing the nindo for understanding him , the nindo is something dealing with never giving up , Hinata doesn't know what actually hurts Naruto , she doesn't know the real him I highly doubt if she saw him a different person who never gave up she wouldn't look at him the same , she doesn't even begin to know what Naruto goes through like Sakura does . As long as Neji huh .? Like I said before don't confuse the nindo they share for understanding him because as far as understanding him Sakura takes that win all the way by alot . It cannot be equal in case you haven't noticed that is how Naruto looks at them , he sees Hinata as shy and he is only looking at Sakura and Sakura is looking back at him . Hinata has her back turned completely turned to him how does that imply how Naruto looks at her .? Hinata simply wants to be how Naruto is , she strives to never give up and be strong she has indirectly said it lols the only difference is that she does nothing about it and she depends on Naruto to make her strong think about what all NH's conversations is based off of , Naruto just boosts her confidence and then she smiles and then they stop talking how does that compare to NS please tell me . , I mean in 633 she friendzoned herself and in 631 Naruto friendzoned her . Compared to Sakura's confession when she gave genuine reasons as too why she loved Naruto , how did Hinata's nindo talk during her confession compare to the genuine reasons Sakura layed out , all Hinata basically talked about in her confession was the nindo once again lols .
3 . Tried or Had to .? She didn't HAVE TO do anything lols thats what you fail to realize she CHOSE to protect Naruto because as shown she would rather lose Sasuke than Naruto . If I remember what was said about and missions and duty it was " Mission always comes first , Sakura has been shown to actually put all her concern on naruto rather than the mission itself sometimes , she chooses to protect him its not no big duty to protect Naruto because he is a ninja himself its Duty to complete the mission at any costs . How was it her DUTY , she is a medic nin she is supposed to stay from battle as a last resort , downplay all what she has done for him right downplay how she tried to save him from KN4 form , downplay how she tries to save him from Akutsuki , downplay how she tries to get stronger for him . I feel like I can discuss 540 in this part since its about Naruto and Sakura . Okay , 540 follows up how she doubted her feelings abotu Sasuke with Tazuna and Inari , she could answer her feelings for him , then came Sai , she couldn't answer her feelings for him and then 540 she finally realized how she felt about him , he won't change , and then 573 showed who the great guy to her was and that was Naruto , she thinks negatively and Sasuke all the time and she thinks positively about Naruto what does that tell you .? Now , You fail to forget she CHOSE to fail the examn fro Naruto regardless if Sasuke wanted to pass she didn't even once look at or think of Sasuke , she wanted to save NARUTO'S dream . What you mean nothing selfless about it .? First off all , with the KN4 scene you don't call that selfless .? when she tried to kill Sasuke to relieve Naruto of his burden you don't call that selfless .? In case you haven't noticed she considers herself very weak but yet she always risks her life to protect Naruto , how many times has she said SHE WILL SAVE SASUKE FOR NARUTO she feels like nothing she does for Naruto is good enough if you ask me thats enoigh to show how highly and amazing she thinks of Naruto . She hasn't once said after the time skip that she wants Sasuke back for herself , and chapter 297 and 470 only further proves my point she doens't want Sasuke back for herself she wants Sasuke back because Naruto wants Sasuke back and she wants a happy end to team 7 for Naruto not him back romantically . If you remember Naruto gave very specific orders for them to stay away Sakura knew if she went down there that could only hinder Naruto ,Hinata went down there out of selfishness . And bravo Hinata you could killed Naruto yourself and potentially other villagers becuase of your selfishness look at what happend when naruto turned in 4 tails , imagine what could have happened to his skin when he was 6 tails lols . Sakura did nothing heroic for Naruto .? lols are you kidding me or are you trolling .? You don't call her doing what she has done putting her own life AS A MEDIC NIN in danger to save his ass heroic .? She is like Wonderwoman for Naruto lols . When has Naruto ever vowed that he will always protect Hinata , I remember him saying he will always protect his Sakura Chan in other words , she is most precious to him because of Haku's words . he unlocked power he didn't even know he had over Sakura lols . I don't know what world you live in but in this world , I don't call flirting , blushing around that person , giving them warm smiles , crying consistently over them even at the thought of losing them , trying to be closer to them and lets not forget trying to kill the so called man she loves for him unromantic . She didn't kill Sasuke because she thought of the old Sasuke and look how she thinks of him as a indifferent to her as always she knows he hates her , she doensn't feel like she deserves Naruto's love lols , thats a sign in itself towards how selfless she is towards Naruto howevere she also didn't kill him because she knows Naruto wants him back also , but the whole thing was for Naruto , the whole time she never even thought about "her love for Sasuke" all she thought about was killing sasuke to relieve naruto of his burden , never once did she say "oh my God I must kill Sasuke to save him sinking any lower . " That was all Sai from what he assumed lols , if you go back and read the conversation between Sai and Naruto Sai then proceeded to say , " she did it all for you and she was ONLY thinking of you . " Btw Sakura has blushed around him , held her heart around him Kishi even stated Naruto makes her heart beat faster , the hug after the Pein scene wasn't romantic to you right .? Yet all the onesided hugs she gave to Sasuke was romantic how funny and selective , a complete stranger in Yamato and even some one without feelings in Sai even notices how she is around Naruto . You seriously can't be from this planet if you don't consider those romantic .
Edited by Superman333, 26 August 2013 - 05:21 PM.