In a shocking turn of events, Looper readers named Itachi Uchiha their least favorite “Naruto” character.
The exclusive survey consisted of over 600 participants, with 20% of them agreeing that Itachi was their least favorite. Honestly, most of the characters that scored the highest were shocking choices. Sasuke Uchiha placed second with about 18%, followed by Sakura Haruno with 17%, Kakashi Hatake with 16%, Shikamaru Nara at 15%, and Naruto bringing up the rear with 14%. It’s safe to say that Looper readers don’t shy away from expressing their hot takes, naming some of the most beloved characters — Itachi, Kakashi, and Shikamaru — as their least favorite characters.
Some users on Reddit echoed the Looper audience’s hot takes. When asked who their least favorite “Naruto” character was, user tht1guy52 said, “Coincidentally, some of the biggest fan favorites. Itachi – Gary Stu. Majority loved him, I personally could not care less for him. I could go on a rant like I will others, but it’s not worth it for him.” Calling him a ‘Gary Stu,’ the male equivalent to a Mary Sue, was a reasonably common issue fans had with the character. Many fans enjoyed him when “Naruto” presented him as a villain, but revealing that he was a hero seemed to sway most fans’ opinions. User Shotosuke also agreed, saying, “Itachi. ‘You must take the life of your best friend! You must kill him!’ Nuff said.” A few more users named Itachi as their least favorite because of the character’s seemingly perfect nature and invulnerable powers.