Is Kikyo from Inyuasha really that bad?
Hi everyone, so I've been watching anime for a few years now and noticed that, naturally, there are some characters that are just hated.
But I think some aren't justified. Now it's all subjective of course and you're subject to your opinion but I figured I can give my six cents as to why I think some hated characters are not that bad.
I start of course with the title of this post Kikyo from Inyuasha. I won't go into great detail on her backstory as I highly recommend watching the show (seriously it's a great anime). I'll mostly be focusing on what people dislike about her.
I think what most people dislike about her is that she keeps getting in the way of Inuyasha and Kagome' romance. Put yourself in her shoes though; 50 years ago she was thought to be betrayed by the love of her life and now she has the opportunity to get him back.
Now I like Kagome just fine but is she really the one to root for. She's not all that special constantly getting in to trouble and needing Inyuasha to save her. She's not dumb in anyway but seems to lack common sense.
Kikyo is smart, beautiful, kind, she's a wonderful priestess and a very capable fighter. I just don't see any reason to hate her other than ship battles (which I tend to avoid)
Now if you're all for Inuyasha and Kagome that's fine I'm not saying they shouldn't be together I absolutely agree they should. I'm just saying don't hate on Kikyo just because she throughs a few wrenches into the plans of Kogome; I mean can you really blame her?
So what do you guys think?
Am I way off base or out of line? Is Kikyo terrible person she seems to be or is she not that bad? Let me know in the comments below I'm interested in reading what you people think. Anyone from anime you want me to defend? Till next time have a good day all!