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1[[WMG:[[center: [- '''Tropes for ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''''\²Naruto/TropesAToK ([[BerserkButton/{{Naruto}} Berserk Button]], [[BrokenAesop/{{Naruto}} Broken Aesop]], [[FamousLastWords/{{Naruto}} Famous Last Words]], [[Hypocrite/{{Naruto}} Hypocrite]]) | Naruto/TropesLToZ ('''Ship Tease''', [[ShoutOut/{{Naruto}} Shout-Out]], [[WhamEpisode/{{Naruto}} Wham Episode]]) | Naruto/AnimeAndOthers]]]]-]²²[[foldercontrol]]²²!!''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' pairings:²[[folder:Naruto/Hinata]]²* [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto and Hinata]] had a fair amount of teasing. Most of it is confined to the anime {{Filler}}s and the ''VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm'' video game series--the latter of which is [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation preferred by Kishimoto himself]]--but almost all of their moments are positive and mutual. It starts with Hinata offering to help Naruto during the Chunin Exams written test, Naruto refusing to accept her help because he knows she's too nice to cheat and he doesn't want her to get caught; Hinata adopting his "never give up" philosophy during [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown her "fight" against Neji]] in the preliminaries, Naruto [[BloodOath vowing on her blood]] to avenge her defeat; Hinata encouraging Naruto right before his fight against Neji in the finals when [[BeneathTheMask he is uncharacteristically feeling down]], Naruto changing his initial negative opinion of her into a more positive one by telling her that he likes people like her in Chapter 98; Hinata defending Naruto from Pain while [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove sincerely confessing her love to him]], Naruto [[DespairEventHorizon instantly activating his six-tailed state]], transforming to his [[UpToEleven eight-tailed state]], and [[DarkestHour completely losing his will to live]] and [[FromBadToWorse nearly releasing the Nine-Tails]] after [[BerserkButton Pain stabs Hinata]], and both [[TearsOfJoy crying in relief]] when they learn the other is safe afterwards. Their moments became [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] from the WarArc onward: [[EyesNeverLie The look in Naruto's eyes]] is enough for Hinata to recognize that he is really himself and not a Zetsu Clone, and [[HeroicSelfDeprecation she berates herself for being useless]], but Naruto encourages her by [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre reminding her of her strength]], explaining that he can tell by the look in ''her'' eyes, and [[AmazonChaser he proudly recalls how she defended him from Pain]] in Chapter 559; Hinata vows to walk beside Naruto and hold his hand after the War while she is running to aid him in the FinalBattle in Chapter 573; [[ShipperOnDeck Kiba]] cheerfully ribs Naruto about "acting tough" in front of Hinata, and [[InsecureLoveInterest Naruto does not deny, nor poke fun at, that statement]], in Chapter 611; Hinata [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan brings Naruto out of despair]] after Neji's HeroicSacrifice, and [[HoldingHands they hold hands]] as Naruto thanks her for staying by his side in Chapter 615; Naruto sports a proud smile when he sees that [[YouShallNotPass Hinata is leading his defense]] in Chapter 629; when Hinata is trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi and she mentally calls out to Naruto, [[MindlinkMates he hears her]] and he immediately tries to rush to her aid in Chapter 677; and finally, Naruto stands by Hinata's side during Neji's funeral in Chapter 699. Eventually culminates into a {{canon}}ical movie called ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', the GrandFinale of ''Naruto'', which details how Naruto and Hinata [[spoiler:fell in love and became a couple. They are married with a son and daughter at the end of the movie and in the epilogue]].²* In one of the early {{filler}} arcs of the first series, Naruto and Team 8 go on a mission together. One scene includes Hinata practicing a new move naked under a waterfall at night. Naruto goes outside to pee and spots the girl, who he stares at in wonder until he accidentally scares her off. Naruto never learns that the girl was Hinata.²* ''VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm3'' has the mission "Super Maiden Showdown''. Ino and Sakura question Naruto on whether he prefers outspoken and confident personalities like them or quiet and shy ones like Hinata's. This'll lead into a two-vs-two battle. If you said you prefer girls like Hinata, then Hinata will thank Naruto afterwards. After Naruto runs off, Hinata monologues that she couldn't say what she wanted to but that she's still happy. ²* ''VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinja3'' has a scene at the hot springs where Hinata gets scared at a mouse. Hearing the scream, Naruto runs in to help. Nothing is shown, but Naruto clearly accidentally saw Hinata in the springs. Hinata doesn't get mad at him. She just thanks Naruto for coming to help a person in need.²* In ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm4'', Hanabi fights Naruto to see if he's good enough for her sister. Afterwards, she decides that he's good enough for Hinata.²* The HighSchoolAU short ''Anime/ShippuKonohaGakuenDen'' has Hinata and Naruto going on a date together.²* There is a manga panel that wasn't in the anime where, after defeating Neji in the Chunin Exams, Naruto hopes that Hinata saw his fight.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Sasuke/Sakura]]²* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Sasuke and Sakura]] were teased together for most of Part I, most notably in the Chunin Exams arc, where Sasuke activates his Curse Mark and viciously breaks Zaku's arms because [[BerserkButton Zaku hurt Sakura]], and then [[MoralityPet Sakura]] is able to calm down Sasuke from an early StartOfDarkness with a CooldownHug. Another notable moment comes in the Invasion of Konoha arc, where Sasuke tells Naruto to save Sakura and run while he holds off Gaara, because he doesn't want anyone who is ''precious'' to him to die before his eyes again. They weren't teased together for most of Part II because of Sasuke's absence. However, once Team 7 reunited in the WarArc, they started being teased together again. First, when Sakura shows the power of her Yin Seal by demolishing a bunch of Ten-Tail clones, [[AmazonChaser Sasuke]] is shown sporting a ''[[ proud and flirty smirk]]'', while Naruto looks ''[[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon absolutely terrified of her]]''. Then, [[ShipperOnDeck Naruto and Kakashi]] individually ask Sasuke if he thanked Sakura for saving him and try to persuade him to think of [[SingleTargetSexuality her unwavering love for him]]. [[spoiler:Sasuke eventually accepts and reciprocates Sakura's feelings. They are married with a daughter in the epilogue]].²* Near the end of ''Anime/NarutoTheMovieNinjaClashInTheLandOfSnow'', there's a shot of Sasuke lying in Sakura's lap.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Shikamaru/Temari]]²* [[BelligerentSexualTension Shikamaru and Temari]]. Particular tease-worthy are their scenes in ''Shippuden'', where the only member of the Rookie 9 besides Sakura that Naruto sees before leaving to help Gaara is Shikamaru...and all his appearances are partnered up with Temari, and that's not even getting into the actual interactions the two have in those scenes. [[ObliviousToLove Naruto]] even asked them if they were on a date, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt which they both deny]]. [[spoiler:They are married with a son in the epilogue]].²* When Temari {{rescue|Romance}}s Shikamaru during the "Sasuke Retrieval" arc, Shikamaru notes that she's [[LikeParentLikeSpouse just like his mother]]. Temari is also there when Shikamaru ends up crying later.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Naruto/Sakura]]²* There was a fair amount of this between [[LikeBrotherAndSister Naruto and Sakura]], although, in retrospect, almost all of their moments are negative and not very romantic, largely because they get ruined as soon as they come and are often PlayedForLaughs for the sake of comic relief. It starts with Naruto thinking that he likes her a lot because she's pretty in her debut, and then realizing during their AlmostKiss (when he's disguised as Sasuke) that the only reason he has a crush on her is because [[LovingAShadow he merely wants to win her over to beat out his rival Sasuke at something for once]] in Chapter 3; Sakura blushing when Naruto was fighting Zabuza and wondering since when he made her blush; Sakura willing to let her team fail during a test to protect Naruto's dream of becoming Hokage[[note]]That moment is lessened because she calls it an "impossible dream", which shows that [[CondescendingCompassion she actually doesn't have that much faith in him achieving that dream]][[/note]]; Sakura going on a date with him in Part I[[note]]That moment is lessened because the entire time, she speaks about her worries over Sasuke, which depresses Naruto[[/note]]; Sakura blushing when Naruto returns to the village after the three-year TimeSkip[[note]]That moment is lessened when he tells her that [[IdiotBall she hasn't changed at all since he last saw her]], and then is completely ruined when he tries to use a new Sexy Jutsu and [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale she angrily punches him]] as a result[[/note]]; Sakura trying to calm him down when he was out of control by the Nine-Tails and being willing to give up the hunt for Sasuke because Naruto was hurt[[note]]That moment is unquestionably ruined when he smacks her hard enough that he almost kills her, then he doesn't remember that he attacked her, and then he barely reacts when Yamato told him about it later[[/note]]; Sakura going to feed him when he is unable to move an arm[[note]]That moment is ruined ''twice'', when Sai comes along and tries to feed him instead, and then later when Kakashi actually does feed him[[/note]]; Sakura hugging him after he defeats Pain[[note]]That moment is lessened because he does not reciprocate the hug, which, in hindsight, [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] their ShipSinking in the subsequent arc[[/note]]. There was also a scene in which Sakura [[HeroicSelfDeprecation laments being only able to do small things for Naruto]] as she was healing him after he gradually grew into his four-tailed state. Yamato then says what she can do is less important because, according to him: "I can tell just by watching you, Sakura, just how much you--" ''(Naruto wakes up, interrupting him)''. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[RedHerring all of the above]] was [[TrollingCreator deliberately written]] to make their definitive and repetitive ShipSinking in Chapter 469, the epilogue, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' all the more noteworthy.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Miscellaneous]]²* [[PlatonicLifePartners Rock Lee and Tenten]] are cruelly Ship Teased multiple times in the [[ anime]], [[ games]] and in ''Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth''. At the end of Part 1 Tenten gets a LuminescentBlush watching Lee's determination during his TrainingFromHell and in Part 2 she reveals that she admires his hard working personality. ²* Then there's [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever Jiraiya and Tsunade]]. Their last scene together before his death makes it even more evident, as Jiraiya reminisces about Tsunade rejecting him. Tsunade is concerned about the possibility of him not returning from the Rain Village, and seems hurt when he brushes it off.²* [[KissingCousins Neji and Hinata]] have this as well. In canon, Neji thought Hinata was beautiful when they first met... [[PuppyLove when he was 4 and she was 3]]. It's PlayedForLaughs in the ''Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth'' spin-off, because it's implied more than once that Neji has [[IncestSubtext a crush]] on Hinata. The most obvious one is the scene where he imagines himself and Hinata in a ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' story. There's also the way he becomes [[CrazyJealousGuy enraged]] every time Lee and Tenten make suggestions about Hinata and any other guy--particularly Naruto--being involved in a romantic relationship.²[[/folder]]²²!!''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' pairings:²[[folder:Boruto/Sarada]] ²* Sasuke and Sakura's daughter, Sarada, is hinted to have a crush on Naruto and Hinata's son, Boruto, in the manga epilogue of ''Naruto'' and ''Anime/BorutoNarutoTheMovie''. In the movie, Sarada compliments Boruto's InnocentBlueEyes, making him blush. Later he makes a DeclarationOfProtection to her, which makes ''her'' blush.²* In the Anime, when Mitsuki says that Boruto and Sarada make a nice couple, [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend they both vehemently deny it]] on several instances, but both are visibly blushing in episode 24.²* There's [[ this image]] from the Shonen Jump 2017 calendar.²* On the scene mentioned below between Sarada and Sumire, Sarada is visibly surprised of learning of Sumire's crush on Boruto and also displays hints of jealousy.²* PlayedForLaughs when, as a CallBack to their parents' {{Accidental Kiss}}, Boruto falls onto Sarada and ends up kissing... her foot.²* In the final chapter of the ''Naruto'' manga (which wasn't adapted into the anime), Sarada follows Boruto around.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Boruto/Sumire]]²* In Manga Chapter 19, Sumire asks Sarada if she's attracted to Boruto, which she denies, to which Sumire responds that she in fact ''is'' attracted to him, and coyly winks at Sarada.²[[/folder]]


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