For all the issues that people have with the original Naruto series, there’s always been one thing that I’ve found no one ever brings up: Why Is Sasuke So Emo?
I get that chicks the bad boy/loner who sits in the corner and broods 99 percent of that time. But when you really sit down and think about it, Sasuke really doesn’t have much to mope around about.
So his brother turned out to be an uber douchebag.
So Itachi decided to go a little mad and slaughter their entire clan.
So he sent Sasuke down a road of both revenge and madness.
AT LEAST Sasuke had a family to grieve over! Seriously, as much fighting and warring that goes on between villages, I’m sure quite a few other clans have been wiped off the face of the planet other the Uchihas.
I’m not trying to sound like a jerk and make light of the fact Sasuke basically lost his entire family. But that whole “Everyone feel sorry for me” attitude just really rubbed me the wrong way. Think about all the help and praise he received after that ordeal. People literally went out of their way to pick him back up and help him move on with things. But was he ever really grateful. Nooooo…he just sat in his room and cut himself. Boo friggin hoo.
You know who does have a reason to be all doom and gloom all the time? You know who could have been the emo guy of the series of he wanted to be? Naruto. Yeah, the
happy-go-lucky guy who everyone hated in the beginning. He is a way more sympathetic character than Sasuke will ever be!
Think about it, this guy never even had a chance to ever be happy. From the very moment he was born no one gave a crap about his existence. No one talked to him, no one listened to him. People even wanted him dead. All because some unholy abomination was put into him without his permission. And despite all of that, he always stayed positive and kept a smile on his face. Again, as tragic as Sasuke’s situation is, at least people cared that he was alive!!
Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill? Or, did I open your eyes to something you’ve never considered before? Let me know in the comments section. And as always, this is Just…My 2 Cents.