Re: Haruno Sakura
I don't like Sakura because for one she has a normal background type and characters like that are rather bland to me, in other words characters like that are bland don't stand out in the story to me. To add onto that Sakura being "normal" she is not going to be able to relate or understand complex characters like Gaara and Neji for example. Second Sakura whole ordeal with Sasuke to me is....well stupid lol, I mean Sakura character does circle round Sasuke I get that point, but why I don't like the way this was presented in the story because it gives the wrong message about liking someone. Sakura in part 2 pulled a fake confession on Naruto and trick her comrades, so she could deal with Sasuke herself(which hurt her character to me badly), but Sakura ends up not able to fight Sasuke and because of that Sakura almost got killed by Sasuke without hesitation, Sakura said she would be prepared to face Sasuke when the times come, but couldn't cause she is still in love with him,..... yeah that's love :sy:.
3rd and final Sakura's lack of development in the story. Sakuras main development in part 1 was of course the chunin exam (well done) and really that's it for part 1 lol. For the time-skip Sakuras main development comes from the beginning of the time-skip because her growth was shown here, how she was able to use medical ninjutsu and learn enhance strength for combat good. After the first arc of the time-skip Sakura character to me switches to a support type character until the kage summit arc, but that arc back fired on her. Sakura is suppose to be one the four main character of the story along with Naruto, Sasuke and Kakashi. Out of the four Sakura lacks the most development and her character doesn't stand out compared to Naruto,Sasuke, and Kakashi. Kishi had plenty of chances to make her character stand out, but he didn't do a good job with Sakura and at this point the story to me she is irrelevant.
I see it as this now:
Sakura(main character)----> Sakura(support character)------> Sakura(stands in the bg to say hi)