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Here is my two cents. Sasuke is a failed character. More so because of Kishimoto's whims than the actual character himself. Obviously he is the cliched "Im cool. Im so serious but I have layers because of childhood issues". (IMO) There is a limit to which these characters can evolve without some form of in dept character exposition. Kishi isnt really able to do a lot of back story on Sasuke due to its importance to the overall plot of Naruto. What this leaves us with is a Sasuke that for most of the early Naruto volumes/episodes being overly broody and annoying with brother issues and we dont know why. This leaves his fans with no real motive for him leaving beyond "I am an avenger" and being salty that Naruto up staged him. Which brings me to the main problem. Kishi's plan (or lack of) for Sasuke. Its one of the many reasons I came to dislike Naruto. Sasuke was a bad character (for the above reasons). There was so little to his character that I was actually glad for the brothers arc. There was so much exposition after the fight with his brother. Kishi was able breathe new life into this character. It was refreshing to see him spiraling down a path opposite to that of Naruto. He was a character that seem more in control. He was not some cardboard cut out that only existing to give purpose to the main protagonist. So you can imagine my disgust when (after the biggest deus ex machina in manga history) Kishi erases all that and resets him back to conflicted Sasuke. I literally believe that Kishimoto just wants to please fans and give them what they want. Which isnt bad. Some fans have been with him (like myself) over a decade and he wants to reward them. Yet I think his pandering hurt the overall Naruto story. Not every ending has to painfull but not every ending has to rainbows and unicorns. There was way to much pandering coming towards the end of Naruto. Waaaay too much.
Ehhh, I like Sasuke. I can relate -- somewhat, albeit very little -- to what he's going / went through. I don't think he's a bad character at all, but I don't mindlessly worship him like some crazed fangirl.
I'm more of a Neji girl, but I still like Sasuke. I don't think there's much about him that I dislike.
To be honest, Sasuke was sort of in the neutral-likable range back in the beginning of the series when he was still in team 7 for me. (Teaming up with naruto,rivalry and a good trusting friendship, ect). But in shippuden, I just didn't care about him anymore, He just turned into a bad character from what i've seen.
NOOO I LOVE SASUKE WHY DOES HE HAVE TO BE THE SECOND WORST.
i hate him, too..he was so jealous of naruto..everytime