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22nd May '17 6:42:42 PM mouschilight
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* LoveHurts: Naruto's love for Sasuke (whether [[HoYay romantic]] or not) has torn his heart apart ever since he defected. [[LovingAShadow His one-sided shallow crush on Sakura]] at the beginning didn't give him anything nicer until the end either. Poor guy can't even be relaxed in a mutual romance when [[spoiler:he confesses his love to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]] in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie''; he gets coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejected"]] and finds out that she's getting married to [[BigBad Toneri]], which leads him to get a HeroicBSOD for three days until his friends snaps him out of it. Fortunately he gets to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn His Happy Ending]] with all of the listed above]].

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* LoveHurts: Naruto's love for Sasuke (whether [[HoYay romantic]] or not) has torn his heart apart ever since he defected. [[LovingAShadow His one-sided shallow crush on Sakura]] at the beginning didn't give him anything nicer until the end either. Poor guy can't even be relaxed in a mutual romance when [[spoiler:he confesses his love to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]] in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie''; he gets coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejected"]] and finds out that she's getting married to [[BigBad Toneri]], which leads him to get a HeroicBSOD for three days until his friends snaps snap him out of it. Fortunately he gets to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn His Happy Ending]] with all of the listed above]].
22nd May '17 2:27:19 AM mouschilight
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* LoveHurts: Naruto's love for Sasuke (whether [[HoYay romantic]] or not) has torn his heart apart ever since he defected. [[LovingAShadow His one-sided shallow crush on Sakura]] at the beginning didn't give him anything nicer until the end either. Poor guy can't even be relaxed in a mutual romance when [[spoiler:he confesses his love to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]] in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie''; he gets coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejected"]] and finds out that she's getting married to the BigBad, which leads him to get a HeroicBSOD for three days until his friends snaps him out. Fortunately he gets to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn His Happy Ending]] with all of the listed above]].

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* LoveHurts: Naruto's love for Sasuke (whether [[HoYay romantic]] or not) has torn his heart apart ever since he defected. [[LovingAShadow His one-sided shallow crush on Sakura]] at the beginning didn't give him anything nicer until the end either. Poor guy can't even be relaxed in a mutual romance when [[spoiler:he confesses his love to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]] in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie''; he gets coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejected"]] and finds out that she's getting married to the BigBad, [[BigBad Toneri]], which leads him to get a HeroicBSOD for three days until his friends snaps him out.out of it. Fortunately he gets to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn His Happy Ending]] with all of the listed above]].
17th May '17 9:24:00 PM mouschilight
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** Even with his ''love life''. One would think that when a girl [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove sincerely confesses her love to you]], you either accept the confession or reject it. Naruto resorts to the third option of ''[[SelectiveObliviousness initially forgetting it]]'', and it's only until [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie two years later]] that he ''finally'' remembers it, [[LoveRevelationEpiphany realizes his inner love for her]], and becomes [[EveryoneCanSeeIt incredibly unsubtle with his feelings]]. Later on, with a different girl and a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim different love confession]], he resorts to the ''[[UpToEleven fourth]]'' option of saying, "You're lying. You don't even mean it." In that case, though, it really ''was'' [[FalseConfession a meaningless love confession]], so he had every right to [[WhatTheHellHero call that girl out for lying]] and then [[ShipSinking reject her outright]]. [[JustifiedTrope However]], at the point when both confessions happened, things were intense and he still had trouble understanding how [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]] towards him is even possible, considering how [[DarkAndTroubledPast his complicated life]] plagued him with insecurities.

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** Even with his ''love life''. One would think that when a girl [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove sincerely confesses her love to you]], you either accept the confession or reject it. Naruto resorts to the third option of ''[[SelectiveObliviousness initially forgetting it]]'', and it's only until [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie two years later]] that he ''finally'' remembers it, [[LoveRevelationEpiphany realizes his inner love for her]], and becomes [[EveryoneCanSeeIt incredibly unsubtle with his feelings]]. Later on, with a different girl and a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim different love confession]], he resorts to the ''[[UpToEleven fourth]]'' option of saying, "You're lying. You don't even mean it." In that case, though, it really ''was'' [[FalseConfession a meaningless love confession]], so he had every right to [[WhatTheHellHero call that girl out for lying]] and then [[ShipSinking reject her outright]]. [[JustifiedTrope However]], at the point when both confessions happened, things were intense and he still had trouble understanding how [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]] towards him is even possible, considering how [[DarkAndTroubledPast his complicated life]] plagued him with insecurities.
17th May '17 8:22:18 AM mouschilight
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** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', when Naruto confesses his love to [[spoiler:Hinata, she's depressed about her still-missing younger sister Hanabi, so she doesn't respond. Then [[MomentKiller Toneri ruins the moment]], and Hinata coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejects"]] Naruto and goes with [[BigBad Toneri]] (in order to save Hanabi). Thinking that it was a real rejection]], [[NotGoodWithRejection Naruto does not take it well]], nearly gets killed, [[AngstComa passes out for three days]], and comes very close to ''[[HeroicBSOD giving up on everything]]''. Thankfully [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] sets him straight.
16th May '17 10:21:27 PM mouschilight
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** After [[JerkassHasAPoint getting called out by Sai]] for [[BrutalHonesty how much of a burden telling Naruto to bring back Sasuke was]], [[BadLiar Sakura]] tries confessing to Naruto that [[BlatantLies she loves him now]]. Under a lot of stress at this moment, Naruto easily sees right through her, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out for lying]], and [[ShipSinking rejects her outright]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves.

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** After [[JerkassHasAPoint getting called out by Sai]] for [[BrutalHonesty how much of a burden telling Naruto to bring back Sasuke was]], [[BadLiar Sakura]] Sakura tries confessing to Naruto that [[BlatantLies she loves him now]]. Under a lot of stress at this moment, Naruto easily sees right through her, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out for lying]], and [[ShipSinking rejects her outright]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves.
16th May '17 10:08:40 PM mouschilight
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** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', when Naruto confesses his love to [[spoiler:Hinata, she's depressed about her still-missing younger sister Hanabi, so she doesn't respond. Then [[MomentKiller Toneri ruins the moment]], and Hinata coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejects"]] Naruto and goes with Toneri (in order to save Hanabi). Thinking that it was a real rejection]], [[NotGoodWithRejection Naruto does not take it well]], nearly gets killed, [[AngstComa passes out for three days]], and comes very close to ''[[HeroicBSOD giving up on everything]]''. Thankfully [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] sets him straight.

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** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', when Naruto confesses his love to [[spoiler:Hinata, she's depressed about her still-missing younger sister Hanabi, so she doesn't respond. Then [[MomentKiller Toneri ruins the moment]], and Hinata coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejects"]] Naruto and goes with Toneri [[BigBad Toneri]] (in order to save Hanabi). Thinking that it was a real rejection]], [[NotGoodWithRejection Naruto does not take it well]], nearly gets killed, [[AngstComa passes out for three days]], and comes very close to ''[[HeroicBSOD giving up on everything]]''. Thankfully [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] sets him straight.
16th May '17 10:06:17 PM mouschilight
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** Madara Uchiha reveals to Obito Uchiha that [[spoiler: he manipulated things to get [[TheLostLenore Rin]] killed so as to make Obito his pupil. Obito, whose starting to go through a HeelFaceTurn, fully switches sides as a result]].

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** Madara Uchiha reveals to Obito Uchiha that [[spoiler: he manipulated things to get [[TheLostLenore Rin]] killed so as to make Obito his pupil. Obito, whose who was starting to go through a HeelFaceTurn, fully switches sides as a result]].result]].
** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', when Naruto confesses his love to [[spoiler:Hinata, she's depressed about her still-missing younger sister Hanabi, so she doesn't respond. Then [[MomentKiller Toneri ruins the moment]], and Hinata coldly [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejects"]] Naruto and goes with Toneri (in order to save Hanabi). Thinking that it was a real rejection]], [[NotGoodWithRejection Naruto does not take it well]], nearly gets killed, [[AngstComa passes out for three days]], and comes very close to ''[[HeroicBSOD giving up on everything]]''. Thankfully [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] sets him straight.
16th May '17 8:50:44 PM mouschilight
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* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: {{Deconstructed|Trope}} when Sakura decides that it is her duty to end Naruto's suffering and kill Sasuke all by herself. First she does her best to [[BlatantLies convincingly declare her love for Naruto]], so he can be free of the promise he undertook for her sake. Then she tricks Sai and Kiba to spray them with sleep gas, so she can proceed to confront Sasuke on her own. Both of these plays ''spectacularly'' backfire: Naruto easily sees right through her [[FalseConfession fake love confession]], [[WhatTheHellHero calls her for lying]], [[ShipSinking rejects her outright]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves, and explains that he is chasing Sasuke [[TrueCompanions for his own reasons]], not because of the promise. Later, when Sakura finally confronts Sasuke after all that effort, she finds herself [[KillTheOnesYouLove unable to go through with the kill]] because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]], ''despite him being weakened enough that she could kill him with her SuperStrength'', and is in serious need of all the backup she just blew off. Thankfully, Naruto saves her before her lapse of judgment costs her her life...but in the process he gets cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero her own poisoned kunai]]''.

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* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: {{Deconstructed|Trope}} when Sakura decides that it is her duty to end Naruto's suffering and kill Sasuke all by herself. First she does her best to [[BlatantLies convincingly declare her love for Naruto]], so he can be free of the promise he undertook for her sake. Then she tricks Sai and Kiba to spray them with sleep gas, so she can proceed to confront Sasuke on her own. Both of these plays ''spectacularly'' backfire: Naruto easily sees right through her [[FalseConfession fake love confession]], [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out for lying]], [[ShipSinking rejects her outright]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves, and explains that he is chasing Sasuke [[TrueCompanions for his own reasons]], not because of the promise. Later, when Sakura finally confronts Sasuke after all that effort, she finds herself [[KillTheOnesYouLove unable to go through with the kill]] because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]], ''despite him being weakened enough that she could kill him with her SuperStrength'', and is in serious need of all the backup she just blew off. Thankfully, Naruto saves her before her lapse of judgment costs her her life...but in the process he gets cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero her own poisoned kunai]]''.
16th May '17 8:43:55 PM mouschilight
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** Early in the series, Naruto suffers from panic attack during his first real fight. And later Naruto is poisoned in battle. The poison is spreading slowly from his hand and Sakura surmises that the best course to take would be to use a surgical incision to drain the poisoned blood. Since the team would have to go back to the village and abandon their mission to do that properly Naruto violently stabs his hand with a kunai to quickly drain the blood (and also as a dramatic gesture in a vow to never again be paralyzed with fear like he was during the fight)... [[HilarityEnsues and then goes into a panic attack when Kakashi points out that he's probably gonna bleed to death from a wound like that]]. Fortunately the tailed beast within him easily healed the wound.
** Konan prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
*** The same way one of the main reasons Minato Namikaze was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to actually answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and ends up looking down on Naruto, last in his grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated.
*** Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being BookDumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
** Post-Pain Arc, Naruto has been running himself ragged with him unable to talk to his adopted "grandmother" Tsunade due to her coma in the ensuing invasion. He learns Sasuke has become a criminal and attacked a fellow Jinchuriki for Akatsuki. He learns that his friends, even Sakura, have given up on bringing Sasuke back to Konoha. Then when he's told there will be War on top of everything... he can't take it anymore and passes out. A realistic depiction of a {{Determinator}} when pushed to the limit, especially when he seems less likely than ever to accomplish the goal he'd been working towards for three years.
** What killed (or crippled him for the rest of his life) the legendary Madara Uchiha during his battle with Hashirama? An epic ninjutsu clash? Nope... a stab through the back. Similarly, after he was revived, Madara managed to become fully human, while this gave him full autonomy over his Rinnegan and made him a deity in power, a stab to the back from Zetsu injures him once more, allowing the GreaterScopeVillain to reincarnate from his body.
*** To a lesser extent, Naruto and Sasuke become increasingly exhausted over the course of the FinalBattle, and while they come at each other with their strongest techniques, causing massive devastation, by the end, they're using relatively basic jutsus until they pool the last of their energy into one final clash.

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** One of the main reasons the Fourth Hokage [[TheAce Minato Namikaze]] was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
** [[LadyOfWar Konan]] prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to ''actually'' answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and loves to look down on Naruto, the "dead-last" in their grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated. Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being BookDumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
** Early in the series, Naruto suffers from panic attack during his first real fight. And later Naruto is poisoned in battle. The poison is spreading slowly from his hand and Sakura surmises that the best course to take would be to use a surgical incision to drain the poisoned blood. Since the team would have to go back to the village and abandon their mission to do that properly Naruto violently stabs [[CuttingTheKnot stabs]] [[CrazyAwesome his hand hand]] with a kunai to quickly drain the blood (and also as a dramatic gesture in a vow to never again be paralyzed with fear like he was during the fight)... [[HilarityEnsues and then goes into a panic attack when Kakashi points out that he's probably gonna bleed to death from a wound like that]]. Fortunately the tailed beast within him easily healed the wound.
** Konan prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
*** The same way one of the main reasons Minato Namikaze was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to actually answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and ends up looking down on Naruto, last in his grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated.
*** Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being BookDumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
** Post-Pain Arc, Naruto has been running himself ragged with him unable to talk to his adopted "grandmother" Tsunade due to her coma in the ensuing invasion. He learns Sasuke has become a criminal and attacked a fellow Jinchuriki for ''for'' Akatsuki. He learns that his friends, even Sakura, whom Naruto ''knows'' is [[SingleTargetSexuality still in love with Sasuke]], have given up on bringing Sasuke back to Konoha. Then when he's told there will be War ''War'' on top of everything... he can't take it anymore and passes out. A realistic depiction of a {{Determinator}} when pushed to the limit, especially when he seems less likely than ever to accomplish the goal he'd been working towards for three years.
** What killed (or crippled him for the rest of his life) the [[spoiler:the legendary Madara Uchiha during his battle with Hashirama? Hashirama]]? An epic ninjutsu clash? Nope... a stab through the back. back.
***
Similarly, after [[spoiler: After he was revived, Madara managed to become fully human, while this gave him full autonomy over his Rinnegan and made him a deity in power, a stab to the back from Zetsu injures him once more, allowing the GreaterScopeVillain to reincarnate from his body.
body.]]
*** To a lesser extent, Naruto and Sasuke become increasingly exhausted over the course of the series' FinalBattle, and while they come at each other with their strongest techniques, causing massive devastation, by the end, they're using relatively basic jutsus until they pool the last of their energy into one final clash.
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