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23rd May '17 6:33:34 PM shatterstar
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*** In a sense, even Hinata is this. She is significantly OutOfFocus in the original manga for the first half of the series and only receive a decent amount of focus on the second half of the second series. The fact that she was originally conceived as the main heroine of the manga only makes this worse. Thankfully averted in the anime.
19th May '17 9:59:57 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against an Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai...and because of that, he ends up getting cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero that very same kunai]]''.

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** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven 7 to go up against an Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai...and because of that, he ends up getting cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero that very same kunai]]''.
19th May '17 9:56:03 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be ''especially'' condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. Then, she was disliked because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. However, when Part II started, it's revealed that she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]] during the TimeSkip, and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. Although she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.

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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be ''especially'' condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. Then, she was disliked because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. However, when Part II started, it's revealed that she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]] during the TimeSkip, and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. Although While she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.
19th May '17 9:52:09 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be ''especially'' condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. Then, she was disliked because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. However, when Part II started, it's revealed that she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]] during the TimeSkip, and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. And even though she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.

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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be ''especially'' condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. Then, she was disliked because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. However, when Part II started, it's revealed that she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]] during the TimeSkip, and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. And even though Although she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.
19th May '17 9:46:18 AM mouschilight
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*** Finally, [[spoiler: Hinata ended up being [[OneTrueLove the one]]. The details about how she and Naruto ended up together were described in [[LuckySeven the seventh Shippuden movie]] (which is also the first {{canon}} movie in the franchise), ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie''. Turns out the ShipTease ''was'' indeed [[TrollingCreator deliberately designed to mess with the shippers]], since [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that he made up his mind about Naruto/Hinata being the main OfficialCouple since the early stages of the manga, and the dynamics involving Sakura were a deliberate RedHerring more than anything else, because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main LoveInterest to begin with. And although this made the debate to cool down, there are still some remnants that treat it as FanonDiscontinuity, albeit they're a tiny minority at this point]].

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*** Finally, [[spoiler: Hinata ended up being [[OneTrueLove the one]]. The details about how she and Naruto ended up together were described in [[LuckySeven the seventh Shippuden movie]] (which is also the first {{canon}} movie in the franchise), ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie''. Turns out the ShipTease ''was'' indeed [[TrollingCreator deliberately designed to mess with the shippers]], since [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that he made up his mind about Naruto/Hinata being the main OfficialCouple since the early stages of the manga, and the dynamics involving Sakura were a deliberate RedHerring more than anything else, because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main LoveInterest to begin with. with]]. And although this made the debate to cool down, there are still some remnants that treat it as FanonDiscontinuity, albeit they're a tiny minority at this point]].point.
19th May '17 9:41:45 AM mouschilight
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** Hinata of all people who don't let her stalking habits go, never mind that she's actually a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] version of StalkerWithACrush and nowhere ''near'' as bad as Karin is to Sasuke.

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** Hinata of all people who don't let her stalking habits go, never mind that she's actually a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] {{Downplayed|Trope}} version of StalkerWithACrush and nowhere ''near'' as bad as Karin is to Sasuke.



** Many fans accuse Hinata of being a [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]]. In reality, she's a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] version of the actual trope: we only saw her ''remotely'' act like one in Part I because she was too much of a ShrinkingViolet to talk to Naruto face to face in her early appearances. Apart from being nervous about seeing him for the first time post-TimeSkip, [[CharacterDevelopment she completely dropped this behavior]] in Part II.

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** Many fans [[HateDumb Certain fans]] like to accuse Hinata of being a [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]]. In reality, she's a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] {{Downplayed|Trope}} version of the actual trope: we only saw her ''remotely'' act like one in Part I because she was too much of a ShrinkingViolet to talk to Naruto face to face in her early appearances. Apart from being nervous about seeing him for the first time post-TimeSkip, [[CharacterDevelopment she completely dropped this behavior]] in Part II.
19th May '17 9:29:16 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be especially condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. Then, she was disliked because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. However, when Part II started, it's revealed that she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]] during the TimeSkip, and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. And even though she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.

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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be especially ''especially'' condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. Then, she was disliked because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. However, when Part II started, it's revealed that she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]] during the TimeSkip, and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. And even though she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.
19th May '17 9:27:47 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. Then, she was disliked because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be especially condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. She slowly became more skilled over the course of Part I, and then when Part II started, she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]], and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. And even though she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.

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** Sakura Haruno. First, people disliked her because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. Then, she was disliked because she insulted Naruto ''[[KickTheDog for not having parents]]'' while she was talking to Sasuke, who knows very well what it's like to not have a family. She ''only'' starts being nicer to Naruto after [[WhatTheHellHero Sasuke called her out on her insensitivity]], and yet she continued to be especially condescending to Naruto for the rest of the series anyways. Then, she was disliked because [[WeUsedToBeFriends she broke off her friendship with Ino in the past]] for an extremely petty reason: because they both liked Sasuke. She slowly became more skilled Then, she was disliked because out of Team 7, she's had by far the least characterization drive plotted into her (Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to avenge his clan; Sakura wants to... win Sasuke's heart?). Then, she was disliked because [[FauxActionGirl she wasn't]] [[TheLoad powerful enough]] and often let her {{fangirl}}ing over the course of Part I, and then [[TheStoic Sasuke]] take away from her potential. However, when Part II started, it's revealed that she trained with Tsunade in [[TheMedic the medical arts]] and [[TookALevelInBadass became a competent ninja in her own right]], right]] during the TimeSkip, and it looked like she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her fight against Sasori]]. However, people quickly disliked her again because she didn't really do anything significant afterwards. Her subsequent re-{{Chickification}}, AesopAmnesia, her inability to kill the defected-Sasuke, her general crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part I, and, most infamously, her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]], has not been very well-received by her fans, let alone by her non-fans and the more neutral fans. And even though she did get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', she went right back to being this in ''Manga/{{Naruto Gaiden}}''. Many people still have [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] on her as a whole.
19th May '17 9:18:57 AM mouschilight
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Although it's a {{Filler}} episode, in episode 159 of the original anime, Naruto and [[FanOfUnderdog Hinata]] have a cute moment together when he eats one of her riceballs and compliments her by telling her she's going to make a good wife someday. Nine years after that episode aired, the manga ended with an [[DistantFinale epilogue]] revealing that [[spoiler:the two did get HappilyMarried and started a family.]] Then, a month after the manga ended, a [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie canonical movie]] was released, and it showed [[spoiler: how [[LoveRevelationEpiphany Naruto realized his feelings for Hinata]] and how they finally became an OfficialCouple]].

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Although it's a {{Filler}} episode, in episode 159 of the original anime, Naruto and [[FanOfUnderdog Hinata]] have a cute moment together when he eats one of her riceballs and compliments her by telling her she's going to make a good wife someday. Nine years after that episode aired, the manga ended with an [[DistantFinale epilogue]] revealing that [[spoiler:the two did get HappilyMarried and started a family.]] Then, a month after the manga ended, a [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie canonical movie]] was released, and it showed [[spoiler: how [[LoveRevelationEpiphany Naruto realized his feelings love for Hinata]] and how they finally became an OfficialCouple]].
19th May '17 9:14:44 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against an Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai.

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** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against an Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai.kunai...and because of that, he ends up getting cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero that very same kunai]]''.
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