History Fridge / Naruto

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### Both are considered {{Supreme Chef}}s by their husbands (Minato and Naruto), as shown by [[ThroughHisStomach how much both men love their respective wives' cooking]].

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### Both attracted the attentions of [[AmazonChaser their husbands]] because they are {{Action Girl}}s. For Kushina, it started when Minato saw that she could fight off her bullies without any help. For Hinata, it started when Naruto saw that she was a {{Determinator}} like he was, fighting against stronger opponents like Neji and Pain and yet [[PluckyGirl not giving up anyways]].
### Both are considered {{Supreme Chef}}s by their husbands (Minato and Naruto), husbands, as shown by [[ThroughHisStomach how much both men love their respective wives' cooking]].
21st May '17 9:17:22 PM mouschilight
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* The Chuunin exams actually work in a way similar to some Martial arts tests - at least when it came to the tournament part. It wasn't about winning - it was about showing the judges what you were made of. Winning the fights only meant you had a better chance to show them your moves. Of course, granted this was mentioned that they wouldn't ''have'' to win to become Chuunin since there was the likelyhood that ''none'' of the combatants became Chuunin.

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* The Chuunin Chunin exams actually work in a way similar to some Martial arts tests - at least when it came to the tournament part. It wasn't about winning - it was about showing the judges what you were made of. Winning the fights only meant you had a better chance to show them your moves. Of course, granted this was mentioned that they wouldn't ''have'' to win to become Chuunin Chunin since there was the likelyhood that ''none'' of the combatants became Chuunin.Chunin.



** Looking even deeper into that theory, who were the only other featured Rain Ninja during the Chuunin exams? The ''Rain Ninja that Gaara killed!'' They could have been under similar orders to observe the One Tails, but Gaara killed them in the process!

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** Looking even deeper into that theory, who were the only other featured Rain Ninja during the Chuunin exams? Chunin Exams? The ''Rain Ninja that Gaara killed!'' They could have been under similar orders to observe the One Tails, but Gaara killed them in the process!



* Some people say that Kaguya's existence is an AssPull, but in fact, she has been [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] since the Chuunin Exams. Kakashi gave an introduction to the Byakugan by saying, "It is said that the Sharingan was derived from the Byakugan." We now know this to be true: Kaguya developed the Sharingan and the Rinnegan from the Byakugan.

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* Some people say that Kaguya's existence is an AssPull, but in fact, she has been [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] since the Chuunin Chunin Exams. Kakashi gave an introduction to the Byakugan by saying, "It is said that the Sharingan was derived from the Byakugan." We now know this to be true: Kaguya developed the Sharingan and the Rinnegan from the Byakugan.



* In their fight, Naruto tells Neji he'll change the main/branch families of the Hyuga when he becomes Hokage. In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the [[DistantFinale epilogue]], Naruto [[LoveEpiphany realizes his love]] for and gets HappilyMarried to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]], a direct heir to Hiashi, and does become Hokage, possessing both internal and political power to change the main/branch family status. Naruto not only saved Neji from the branch family curse, but may have also saved future generations as well.

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* In During their fight, fight in the Chunin Exams finals, Naruto tells Neji he'll change the main/branch families of the Hyuga when he becomes Hokage. In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the [[DistantFinale epilogue]], Naruto [[LoveEpiphany realizes his love]] for and gets HappilyMarried to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]], a direct heir to Hiashi, and does become Hokage, possessing both internal and political power to change the main/branch family status. Naruto not only saved Neji from the branch family curse, but may have also saved future generations as well.



* A double dose for Tobi/[[spoiler:Obito]]. First, he managed to go head to head against Minato when [[spoiler: he was only 14 or 15 and had been a chuunin that had half his body crushed only a year or two prior.]] Second, he's been spamming [[spoiler: Kamui]] for his characters entire existence, how is he not blind yet?

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* A double dose for Tobi/[[spoiler:Obito]]. First, he managed to go head to head against Minato when [[spoiler: he was only 14 or 15 and had been a chuunin chunin that had half his body crushed only a year or two prior.]] Second, he's been spamming [[spoiler: Kamui]] for his characters entire existence, how is he not blind yet?
21st May '17 9:04:12 PM mouschilight
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* In their fight, Naruto tells Neji he'll change the main/branch families of the Hyuga when he becomes Hokage. In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the [[DistantFinale epilogue]], Naruto [[LoveEpiphany realizes his inner love]] for and gets HappilyMarried to Hinata, a direct heir to Hiashi, and does become Hokage, possessing both internal and political power to change the main/branch family status. Naruto not only saved Neji from the branch family curse, but may have also saved future generations as well.

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* In their fight, Naruto tells Neji he'll change the main/branch families of the Hyuga when he becomes Hokage. In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the [[DistantFinale epilogue]], Naruto [[LoveEpiphany realizes his inner love]] for and gets HappilyMarried to Hinata, [[OneTrueLove Hinata]], a direct heir to Hiashi, and does become Hokage, possessing both internal and political power to change the main/branch family status. Naruto not only saved Neji from the branch family curse, but may have also saved future generations as well.
21st May '17 8:45:59 PM mouschilight
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* For those of you who believe that Kishimoto ''was'' intending on Hinata being Naruto's true love interest from the beginning--[[WordOfGod which he has confirmed in several post-series interviews]]--there is one interesting point that ''does'' support this. At the start of the series, Naruto was loud, brash, obnoxious, full of himself, not nearly as good as he thought he was and honestly rather dumb--a perfect example of an IdiotHero. As a result, almost no one in Konoha thought anything of him or his abilities, Kyuubi aside. But he was still the protagonist of the series so we the readers got to see his good points--his courage, determination, loyalty, perserverence, stubbornness and refusal to quit in the face of adversity. ''These are the very same traits that Hinata has always admired him for.'' In a sense, [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Hinata]] was the ''only'' character in the entire series perceptive enough to [[WartsAndAll accept Naruto's flaws]] [[NoHeroToHisValet and appreciate]] [[FanOfUnderdog his good points]], ''the same way the reader is meant to''. This is why she's the ''only'' character in the Konoha 11 who accepts and acknowledges him from the beginning.

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* For those of you who believe that Kishimoto ''was'' intending on Hinata being Naruto's true main love interest from the beginning--[[WordOfGod which he has confirmed in several post-series interviews]]--there is one interesting point that ''does'' support this. At the start of the series, Naruto was loud, brash, obnoxious, full of himself, not nearly as good as he thought he was and honestly rather dumb--a perfect example of an IdiotHero. As a result, almost no one in Konoha thought anything of him or his abilities, Kyuubi aside. But he was still the protagonist of the series so we the readers got to see his good points--his courage, determination, loyalty, perserverence, perseverance, stubbornness and refusal to quit in the face of adversity. ''These are the very same traits that Hinata has always admired him for.'' In a sense, [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Hinata]] was the ''only'' character in the entire series perceptive enough to [[WartsAndAll accept Naruto's flaws]] [[FanOfUnderdog and appreciate]] [[NoHeroToHisValet and appreciate]] [[FanOfUnderdog his good points]], ''the same way the reader is meant to''. This is why she's the ''only'' character in the Konoha 11 who accepts and acknowledges him from the beginning.
21st May '17 8:22:45 PM mouschilight
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*** Hinata is also similar to Kushina, obviously not in personality--she actually matches Minato [[NiceGuy in personality]][[note]]See LikeParentLikeSpouse in her character page[[/note]]--but because of the many life events that they both went through and from their mutual hobbies:

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*** Hinata is also similar to Kushina, obviously not in personality--she actually matches Minato [[NiceGuy in personality]][[note]]See LikeParentLikeSpouse in her character page[[/note]]--but because of the many life events that they both went through and from their mutual hobbies:hobbies, which is how the GenerationXerox sets in:
21st May '17 8:19:14 PM mouschilight
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** So in the end, Naruto '''did''' marry a girl like Kushina; Hinata just happens to have Minato's personality instead of Kushina's. He fell in love with and got HappilyMarried to the girl who has the best of both his parents' traits.

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** So in the end, Naruto '''did''' marry a girl like Kushina; Hinata just happens to have Minato's personality instead of Kushina's. He fell in love with and got HappilyMarried to [[LikeParentLikeSpouse the girl who has the best of both his parents' traits.traits]].
21st May '17 8:15:24 PM mouschilight
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*** Finally, based on Sakura's knowing smile as she listened to Naruto deliriously calling out Hinata's name [[AngstComa for three days]] after [[spoiler:she "rejected" his first LoveConfession]] in ''The Last'', and Kiba cheerfully ribbing Naruto about "acting tough" in front of Hinata in Chapter 611 (as mentioned above), Naruto's feelings for Hinata have been teased ever since the WarArc, which was after her sincere LoveConfession and Sakura's FalseConfession. It all lends credence to the implication that was given in ''The Last'' and possibly even in Chapter 691, which is that Naruto ''had'' been in love with Hinata since the middle of Part II; he just didn't ''[[LoveEpiphany realize it]]'' until he finally understood the concept of [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]] in ''The Last''.

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*** Finally, based on Sakura's knowing smile as she listened to Naruto deliriously calling out Hinata's name [[AngstComa for three days]] after [[spoiler:she "rejected" his first LoveConfession]] in ''The Last'', and Kiba cheerfully ribbing Naruto about "acting tough" in front of Hinata in Chapter 611 (as mentioned above), Naruto's feelings for Hinata have been teased ever since the WarArc, which was after her sincere LoveConfession and Sakura's FalseConfession. It all lends credence to the implication that was given in ''The Last'' and possibly even in Chapter 691, which is that Naruto ''had'' been in love with developing feelings for Hinata since the middle of Part II; he just didn't ''[[LoveEpiphany realize it]]'' until he finally understood the concept of [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]] in ''The Last''.
21st May '17 8:12:49 PM mouschilight
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*** Also, [=NaruSaku=] [[ShipSinking officially ended]] in Chapter 469, when Sakura gave her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] to Naruto. Naruto easily saw right through it, [[WhatTheHellHero called her out for lying to him and to herself]] because he knew that she still loved Sasuke and would never love him romantically--which he confirmed to Sai in Chapter 474--and then rejected her outright. Not once did he ever show any romantic feelings for her afterwards ([[ZeroContextExample do not refer to any anime filler]]; they don't count because they're not canon). Conversely, [[OfficialCouple NaruHina]] started having [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] ShipTease together beginning in the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War Arc]]. Such moments include the [[EyesNeverLie "I can see it in your eyes"]] comment to each other in Chapter 559, Naruto '''not''' denying nor poking fun at Kiba's statement that he's [[InsecureLoveInterest "acting tough"]] in front of Hinata in Chapter 611, the HoldingHands moment (which is an incredibly romantic gesture in Japan) in Chapter 615, [[MindlinkMates Naruto hearing Hinata mentally call out his name in despair]] when she's caught in the Infinite Tsukuyomi and immediately trying to rush to her aid in Chapter 677, and then Naruto standing by Hinata's side during Neji's funeral in Chapter 699.

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*** Also, [=NaruSaku=] [[ShipSinking officially ended]] in Chapter 469, when Sakura gave her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] to Naruto. Naruto easily saw right through it, [[WhatTheHellHero called her out for lying to him and to herself]] lying]] because he knew that she still loved Sasuke and would never love him romantically--which he confirmed to Sai in Chapter 474--and then rejected her outright.outright by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves. Not once did he ever show any romantic feelings for her afterwards ([[ZeroContextExample do not refer to any anime filler]]; they don't count because they're not canon). Conversely, [[OfficialCouple NaruHina]] started having [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] ShipTease together beginning in the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War Arc]]. Such moments include the [[EyesNeverLie "I can see it in your eyes"]] comment to each other in Chapter 559, Naruto '''not''' denying nor poking fun at Kiba's statement that he's [[InsecureLoveInterest "acting tough"]] in front of Hinata in Chapter 611, the HoldingHands moment (which is an incredibly romantic gesture in Japan) in Chapter 615, [[MindlinkMates Naruto hearing Hinata mentally call out his name in despair]] when she's caught in the Infinite Tsukuyomi and immediately trying to rush to her aid in Chapter 677, and then Naruto standing by Hinata's side during Neji's funeral in Chapter 699.



*** [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has repeatedly stated]] that all of the [=NaruSaku=] moments were [[RedHerring deliberately written in]] to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], and that Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with. Also, it must not be forgotten that [[JerkassHasAPoint Sai pointed out to Sakura]] that her begging Naruto to bring back Sasuke for her and Naruto's feelings for both her and Sasuke [[BrutalHonesty cause him a lot of emotional pain]]--making it patently clear that Sakura '''does not''' make Naruto happy. Lastly, [=NaruSaku=] [[ShipSinking officially ended]] in Chapter 469. Naruto outright rejects Sakura's infamous [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] and [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on her dishonesty]] because he ''knows'' that [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves Sasuke]], which he outright confirms to Sai in Chapter 474. As it turns out, [[{{Irony}} Naruto himself has been dishonest about his own feelings for Sakura]], because he never actually loved her as anything more than [[LikeBrotherAndSister a close friend or older sister]].

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*** [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has repeatedly stated]] that all of the [=NaruSaku=] moments were [[RedHerring deliberately written in]] to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], and that Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with. Also, it must not be forgotten that [[JerkassHasAPoint Sai pointed out to Sakura]] that her begging Naruto to bring back Sasuke for her and Naruto's feelings for both her and Sasuke [[BrutalHonesty cause him a lot of emotional pain]]--making it patently clear that Sakura '''does not''' make Naruto happy. Lastly, [=NaruSaku=] [[ShipSinking officially ended]] in Chapter 469. Naruto outright rejects Sakura's infamous [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves and [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on her dishonesty]] because he ''knows'' that [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves Sasuke]], which he outright confirms to Sai in Chapter 474. As it turns out, [[{{Irony}} Naruto himself has been dishonest about his own feelings for Sakura]], because he never actually loved her as anything more than [[LikeBrotherAndSister a close friend or older sister]].
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* Kishimoto stealthily ended the [[ShipToShipCombat shipping war between Naruto/Sakura and Naruto/Hinata]] in this arc. After reading the Finale and re-reading these chapters, it all becomes pretty clear:

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* Kishimoto stealthily ended the [[ShipToShipCombat shipping war between Naruto/Sakura and Naruto/Hinata]] in this arc. After reading the Finale epilogue and re-reading these chapters, it all becomes pretty clear:



* Sakura getting Tsunade's Strength of a Hundred Seal is actually [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] early on in the series! During her fight with Sasori after taking Sasori's stab wound, Sasori attempts to stab further. Sakura then starts using Healing Jutsu without hand-signs, something that is not possible without using your hands. Thus, it's not actually an {{Asspull}}.

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* Sakura getting Tsunade's Strength of a Hundred Seal is actually [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] early on in the series! Part II. During her fight with against Sasori after taking Sasori's stab wound, Sasori attempts to stab further. Sakura then starts using Healing Jutsu without hand-signs, something that is not possible without using your hands. Thus, it's not actually an {{Asspull}}.AssPull.
21st May '17 7:49:14 PM mouschilight
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** First, there's Sakura's [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] to Naruto in Chapter 469; he easily sees right through it, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out for lying to him and to herself]], and [[ShipSinking outright rejects her]]. For the next couple of chapters, it was unclear if that was the result of Hinata's sincere AnguishedDeclarationOfLove--keep in mind that Hinata confessed her love to Naruto ''before'' he was finally acknowledged by everyone in Konoha, which makes her LoveConfession that much more genuine--or if he always knew, deep down, that Sakura would never see him as more than a friend. Naruto himself confirms that it was the latter in Chapter 474.
** Second, the context of Sakura's fake confession reveals that, despite the downward spiral Sasuke is following (and the fact that he still hasn't hit the bottom), she's still in love with him. Naruto may have become [[ChickMagnet a guy girls will chase]], but [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Sasuke]] [[SingleTargetSexuality is the only man Sakura loves with all of her heart]].

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** First, there's Sakura's [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] to Naruto in Chapter 469; he easily sees right through it, her, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out for lying to him and to herself]], lying]], and [[ShipSinking outright rejects her]].her outright]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves. For the next couple of chapters, it was unclear if that was the result of Hinata's sincere AnguishedDeclarationOfLove--keep in mind that Hinata confessed her love to Naruto ''before'' he was finally acknowledged by everyone in Konoha, which makes her LoveConfession that much more genuine--or if he always knew, deep down, that Sakura would never see him as more than a friend. Naruto himself confirms that it was the latter in Chapter 474.
** Second, the context of Sakura's fake confession reveals that, despite the downward spiral Sasuke is following (and the fact that he still hasn't hit the bottom), she's still in love with him. Naruto may have become [[ChickMagnet a guy girls will chase]], but [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Sasuke]] [[SingleTargetSexuality is the only man guy Sakura loves with all of her heart]].
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