I am ashamed to say that the first thing that I will write in regards to Bleach has to do with Orihime Inoue. I feel dirty… WAAAAAHHHHH! It can’t be helped though, today’s Anime Challenge is to name a character that annoys you and for me that is Orihime Inoue for sure.
I literally cannot even begin to explain why I am so irritated by Inoue’s existence. Nor can I explain the depth or my irritation of her in one simple blog post. If I had to some it up in one sentence I would say that ever episode of Bleach and every release of new volume in the manga harbors a hope inside my heart that this will finally be the day that Orihime dies. It never happens though… damn it.
The thing that irritates me about Orihime is that she is so useless. Seriously look at her performance as a whole! She very rarely brings anything worthwhile to the table. Yes, yes, I know she has her little healing powers and I’m happy about that. The problem is she doesn’t stick to what she’s good at. Nothing drives me more insane then dealing with a character that isn’t realistic about their strengths and weaknesses.
This always leads to them doing something completely idiotic in order to “protect” the main character, which backfires with disastrous consequences (of course) because they aren’t very strong in the first place. The main character always forgives them, pats them on the head giving them and A for effort, lovingly reminds them that they don’t need to be protected and instead that they will protect them, and then goes and cleans up the dumb characters mess. I fucking hate that!
Orihime is a prime example of this type of character only to be surpassed by Sukara from Naruto, and don’t even get me started on that hot mess. The only reason I didn’t chose her is because I just finished talking about a scene from Naruto Shippuden for this challenge and I wanted to mix it up. That being said anyone who has watched either of these shows knows exactly what I’m talking about.
Orihime is by far the weakest character in Bleach. Every character on that show can run circles around her even in their weakest states. That’s not what bothers me about Orihime though. It’s the fact that she has a power that is totally useful but constantly over steps her bounds.
I don’t give a crap if she wants to protect her friends. She can’t, at least not by fighting, so get the fuck over it and protect them with the abilities you do have. You can heal people and that’s a gift. So USE IT. It’s fine that she wants to build her attacking power; I think that’s smart. That way she can defend herself and the people she’s healing during battles if there isn’t anyone else around.
What ticks me off though is she constantly wants to make the initiative and frequently has little faith her friends ability to rise to the occasion when combating an enemy. This is just a slap in the face to the constant training they’ve endured and the battles they have all fought together. She has seen how impressive they each can be. How can she have so little confidence in them?
A prime example of this is the Hueco Mundo Arc. She goes with the enemy in order to protect her friends. All this really does is cause a lot of problems between the Soul Society on whether or not she has betrayed them and of course results in them all having to head to Hueco Mundo in order to save her. Grrrrrrrr. Helping the enemy to save your friends isn’t saving your friends at all baka Orihime!!!
She never seems to learn this lesson though. Every other day she’s keeping stupid crap to herself in order to protect her friends. She NEVER protects them and always makes life rougher. So you can see why I have such an irritation with her character. Watch enough Bleach and you will too.
Well you all have patiently watched me rant enough, now it’s your turn. Which character irritates you the most? Does Orihime make you want to through things at the TV the same way she does for me? Comment below!
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