History Headscratchers / Bakemonogatari

15th Aug '15 12:04:28 PM Miumia
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** She didn't decide that she loved him all out of sudden. She decided that after he saved her, which in this series is a pretty regular reason to fall for somebody; plus, Senjougahara has some abandonment problems in her background that justify why she'd fall so fast for a guy who saved her and why she isnít exactly a lovey-dovey person (also allow a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Doylist]] parenthesis to say that a good part of Senjougahara's character seems to be a parody of both Tsunderes and Yanderes. She exaggerates everything, just like Araragi). She also gets a lot better when it comes to showing affection towards Araragi later on. About Hanekawa, she and Arararagi couldíve been an item, but their timing was terrible. Hanekawa was sweet and kind towards him, but that was it. For all he knows, she was just being polite and nice to a friend, like she is to everyone else ó which is also another point for them not being together: Araragi at some point believes he is in love with the idea of perfection Hanekawa embodies, even though deep inside he knows no one is perfect. Thatís why he vows to never date her specifically, and anyhow he didnít believe someone as "perfect" as her would ever want to date him. By the time she confesses, Araragi and Senjougahara are a couple, Senjougahara has had her fair share of CharacterDevelopment, and Araragi decides that he likes (maybe even loves, for all the reasons you mentioned) Hanekawa, but not more than he likes Senjougahara. Also, answering your last question: yes, Araragi is pretty obviously masochist when it comes to girls. I wasnít even surprised that he didnít consider Senjougahara's (doubtful) bursts of violence worrying or anything. [[BlackComedy He does heal quickly, after all]].

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** She didn't decide that she loved him all out of sudden. She decided that after he saved her, which in this series is a pretty regular reason to fall for somebody; plus, Senjougahara has some abandonment problems in her background that justify why she'd fall so fast for a guy who saved her and why she isnít exactly a lovey-dovey person (also allow a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Doylist]] parenthesis to say that a good part of Senjougahara's character seems to be a parody of both Tsunderes and Yanderes. She exaggerates everything, just like Araragi). She also gets a lot better when it comes to showing affection towards Araragi later on. About Hanekawa, she and Arararagi Araragi couldíve been an item, but their timing was terrible. Hanekawa was sweet and kind towards him, but that was it. For all he knows, she was just being polite and nice to a friend, like she is to everyone else ó which is also another point for them not being together: Araragi at some point believes he is in love with the idea of perfection Hanekawa embodies, even though deep inside he knows no one is perfect. Thatís why he vows to never date her specifically, and anyhow he didnít believe someone as "perfect" as her would ever want to date him. By the time she confesses, Araragi and Senjougahara are a couple, Senjougahara has had her fair share of CharacterDevelopment, and Araragi decides that he likes (maybe even loves, for all the reasons you mentioned) Hanekawa, but not more than he likes Senjougahara. Also, answering your last question: yes, Araragi is pretty obviously masochist when it comes to girls. I wasnít even surprised that he didnít consider Senjougahara's (doubtful) bursts of violence worrying or anything. [[BlackComedy He does heal quickly, after all]].
15th Aug '15 10:32:03 AM Miumia
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** She didn't decide that she loved him all out of sudden. She decided that after he saved her, which in this series is a pretty regular reason to fall for somebody; plus, Senjougahara has some abandonment problems in her background that justify why she'd fall so fast for a guy who saved her and why she isnít exactly a lovey-dovey person (also allow a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Doylist]] parenthesis to say that a good part of Senjougahara's character seems to be a parody of both Tsunderes and Yanderes. She exaggerates everything, just like Araragi). She also gets a lot better when it comes to showing affection towards Araragi later on. About Hanekawa, she and Arararagi couldíve been an item, but their timing was terrible. Hanekawa was sweet and kind towards him, but that was it. For all he knows, she was just being polite and nice to a friend, like she is to everyone else ó which is also another point for them not being together: Araragi at some point believes he is in love with the idea of perfection Hanekawa embodies, even though deep inside he knows no one is perfect. Thatís why he vows to never date her specifically, and anyhow he didnít believe someone as "perfect" as her would ever want to date him. By the time she confesses, Araragi and Senjougahara are a couple, Senjougahara has had her fair share of CharacterDevelopment, and Araragi decides that he likes (maybe even loves, for all the reasons you mentioned) Hanekawa, but not more than he likes Senjougahara. Also, answering your last question: yes, Araragi is pretty obviously masochist when it comes to girls. I wasnít even surprised that he didnít consider Senjougahara's (doubtful) bursts of violence worrying or anything. [[BlackComedy He does heal quickly, after all]].



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24th Jul '15 11:55:56 AM chucknormie
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** It's been {{Lampshaded}} in-story that Hanekawa is a better match for Koyomi and that the two might end up together. Also, he was willing to [[spoiler:get himself cut in half to save her]] in ''Nekomonogatari (Kuro)''. Think about that for a sec.
17th Jul '14 1:55:47 AM glasnost
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** Because he's even more committed to being a fake villain than he is to being a fake specialist. Even if [[spoiler: trying to convince Nadeko to return to humanity]] had been the best plan (which is far from obvious -- she could just as easily have killed him on the spot when she found out what he knew), it just isn't his style to play the hero like that, or at least that's what he deceives himself to believe. That's why Izuko was concerned that he would fail -- not because deceiving Nadeko is hard, but because she knew he would subconsciously sabotage his own villainous plot in an attempt to [[spoiler: save the girl who he admitted to pitying, just like he had in the past.]]
12th Jun '14 1:26:47 AM TheMachine203
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** Perhaps it's because he and Hanekawa are a bit too close to be together. They've been through a lot together, so it makes sense that he sees her as more of a sister figure. Not only that, but he also gives off the vibe that he actually looks up to her. He's always admiring how smart she is, along with her other positive traits [aside from her (apparently) huge breasts, of which he also admires, but in an obviously different way].
30th May '14 7:13:53 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* I know that love is blind and there's no accounting for taste, but seriously, why is Araragi still with Senjougahara instead of Hanekawa? The first one's just decided one day out of the wild blue that she "loves" him and ever since then her expressions of affection have been so superficial as to border on the comical, whenever they aren't downright disturbing. She keeps threatening and insulting him throughout their relationship, and even though the same can be said of the other, she's way more messed up. Meanwhile, Hanekawa has known him forever and never been anything but sweet and kind towards him, loves him enough that she compares the suffering of knowing he doesn't like her back to ''years of being physically abused by her parents'', and (if he were to make such a sociopathic comparison) is every bit as beautiful and intelligent as Senjougahara, albeit in a very different way. Is he just really that much of a masochist?
22nd Apr '14 9:42:40 AM Miumia
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*Maybe I missed something, but was I the only one who thought Kaikiís attempt to deceive Nadeko was almost hilariously bad? There was no way she was going to buy that. Nadeko is a bit of an airhead but sheís not stupid enough to buy from some guy that Araragi conveniently died. He might as well have brought Araragi along and presented him as a ghost! Kaiki is meant to be an incredible deceiver, but that lie was just really lousy, not to mention he didnít seem to be putting any effort in making it look real (though this could be just because [[TheStoic he never seems to be doing much effort]] anyway). Why didn't he used the [[spoiler: manga artist thing]] right away? It was definitely a better (if a little bizarre) plan.
30th Aug '13 3:15:10 PM JamesBannon
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** [[spoiler:It is hinted later that the curse didn't rebound, because Meme helped them out again.]]
10th May '13 7:57:59 PM EarlCrimsonbeard
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** I agree with the TheFourLoves explanation, but the other main reason is that he ''is'' happily together with Senjougahara. He is so comfortable in his relationship with her that he can't conceive of ''not'' being with her, leaving her, or actually cheating on her (what he does with his sisters and Hachikuji doesn't really count, it isn't romantic or arousing for him at all, it's a joke ([[BrotherSisterIncest except that]] [[GRatedSex one scene]] in Episode 8 of Nisemonogatari...)). She on the other hand is far less confident in her ability to keep him on her own merits, despite his assertion that there is nothing about her he doesn't love, shown in how when Hanekawa threatens to ask Araragi out, Senjougahara instantly backs down (odd that she wouldn't threaten Hanekawa, but it was mentioned they have a special relationship) and, indeed, caters to her; which along with her childhood traumas explains her Yandere attitude.

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** I agree with the TheFourLoves explanation, but the other main reason is that he ''is'' happily together with Senjougahara. He is so comfortable in his relationship with her that he can't conceive of ''not'' being with her, leaving her, or actually cheating on her (what he does with his sisters and Hachikuji doesn't really count, it isn't romantic or arousing for him at all, it's a joke ([[BrotherSisterIncest except that]] except]] [[GRatedSex that]] [[NeverLiveItDown one scene]] in Episode 8 of Nisemonogatari...)). She on the other hand is far less confident in her ability to keep him on her own merits, despite his assertion that there is nothing about her he doesn't love, shown in how when Hanekawa threatens to ask Araragi out, Senjougahara instantly backs down (odd that she wouldn't threaten Hanekawa, but it was mentioned they have a special relationship) and, indeed, caters to her; which along with her childhood traumas explains her Yandere attitude.



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21st Dec '12 7:18:03 PM EarlCrimsonbeard
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** I agree with the TheFourLoves explanation, but the other main reason is that he ''is'' happily together with Senjougahara. He is so comfortable in his relationship with her that he can't conceive of ''not'' being with her, leaving her, or actually cheating on her (what he does with his sisters and Hachikuji doesn't really count, it isn't romantic or arousing for him at all, it's a joke ([[BrotherSisterIncest except that]] [[GRatedSex one scene]] in Episode 8 of Nisemonogatari...)). She on the other hand is far less confident in her ability to keep him on her own merits, despite his assertion that there is nothing about her he doesn't love, shown in how when Hanekawa threatens to ask Araragi out, Senjougahara instantly backs down (odd that she wouldn't threaten Hanekawa, but it was mentioned they have a special relationship) and, indeed, caters to her; which along with her childhood traumas explains her Yandere attitude.
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