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[Nov. 8th, 2005|03:04 pm]
Naruto Fan Rants


Okay...for one I'm really happy that a community like this exists. I just hope I don't get as much backlash I get everywhere else I go. So onward to my rant!!

Okay, before you read, just keep in mind that I'm a major Tenten fan. Hence the topic of my rant, Tenten.

I honestly don't understand why that poor girl gets attacked so much by Naruto fans. I mean...I know not everyone is like that...I only find that a lot of Hinata supporters or NejiHina or NejiAnyone seem to do a lot of Tenten bashing. And I honestly hate it. My God, what the hell did she do to deserve such harsh words? Like I can understand if people don't care for her (I mean she is a minor character after all), but stuff like "OMG Tenten is a fucking bitch" and "Tenten deserves to be alone" and "Tenten is the most retarded character ever" really get me down...and especially angry.

In no shape and form is she retarded. The only thing wrong with her is that she doesn't get a back story and a last name. But hot damn, I mean so what? I think that makes her a more interesting character. And by no means is she retarded according to any databooks or even in the series. She does her best with what she's got. She may not be able to do rasengan or chidori and she might not be able to punch holes through people but her determination and arsenal of weapons should be respected just as other characters who have determination and their own special attacks get respect.

I hate how everyone just judges her souly on her one fight with Temari. She lost, big whoop. That doesn't make her any less of a fighter. During that time, had she been paired to fight with anyone else she would have handed them all their ass. Geez, everyone just happens to forget that Temari is older, and she has more experience. Geez, I mean even Post Time Skip she has a freakin Jounin position. Tenten gave it her all though. She didn't back down (no one backed down from their fight), but jsut because you only see her slung over Temari's fan doesn't make her a pathetic fighter. I mean did everyone see all the weapons scattered around? Tenten went all out whether people like to realize it or not. ANd I just feel sorry that people don't recognize that about her.

I also hate how people automatically assume that Tenten is Neji's fangirl/cheerleader. I'm sorry, but that's a big WTF from me. She, in no scene in the manga or the anime, has ever squealed or shouted things that would constitute her to be called a fangirl. If anything she only admires Neji's strength, just like she admires Tsunade's strength.

And what the hell is this all about Tenten not recognizing Lee? That's not true. In the manga, during the Forest of Death scene when she jumps down to retrieve Lee she even says herself "If Lee was by himself he would have beat those three." Does that sound like she doesn't recognize Lee at all? No...geez...she looked down at him when Lee was battling Neji because Lee was being annoying with his constant challenging of Neji. He'd challenge him blindly and lose. If anything Tenten was trying to get it through his head that he needs to do better then what he was doing to beat Neji. And words like that kept pushing Lee to do better.

*head/desk repeatedly* But yes, no one will probably care about this rant since she is only a minor character. Which is understandable. But I'd rather post it here then on places like narutofan where everyone has a biased opinion about everything and can't except characters for what they are. It's like a big slap in the face to people like Kishimoto who spend so much time developing characters and interactions between these characters and then have people complaining and saying how worthless someone is is stupid in my opinion.

[User Picture]From: rianax
2005-11-10 10:09 am (UTC)
Tenten suffers from unfulfilled potiental-- she is cute, motivated, and talented but that is about it. In a cast of dynamic characters, Tenten comes across as more a list of traits than a fully realized character. When other characters like Lee or Ino are introduced you get a instant picture of who they are but less so with Tenten.

I am actually quite fond of Tenten; she is the only one of the girls with an ambition based on impressing a boy and has a rather lethal martial style. Like the other girls, Tenten is overshadowed and underestimated because of the boys (who are freaks by any standards), because she values substance over flash.
Ino is pratically made for espinoge and counterintelligence, Hinata shows real promise in medicine and botany (more so than Sakura ever did), and Sakura is /wasted/ as a Tsunade clone with her natural intelligence being thrown aside for physical power.
Tenten. Tenten was born to be in ANBU, either as a hunter-nin or covert ops. I can not think of a better ability than to hit your marks always for a ninja to have.
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[User Picture]From: eternal_llama
2005-11-10 03:20 pm (UTC)
I like what you've said, rianax.
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[User Picture]From: blooming_cosmo
2005-11-10 04:22 pm (UTC)
I totally think you nailed it. I really see her becoming an ANBU. Her skill in weapons would totally lead you to believe that. She's not going to be the one that sticks out like the other males, but it's expected since the other girls don't get equal spot light either (they get more, but not enough where it's eye grabbing or anything). The manga is supposed to be focused on the male aspect anyway.
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[User Picture]From: rianax
2005-11-10 09:52 pm (UTC)
The girl can hit any point with complete and utter accuraccy-- a dang good set of skills to have in a culture that depends on throwing weapons for its martial style.

It was Bullseye only power in Marvel Comics and he was the most feared assassin ever.
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