Naruto Uzumaki got a hard lot in life, but the hero managed to turn things around. Of course, he did have help from his classmates as he grew older, but Naruto endured a lot before he became a genin. His pariah status made him public enemy one at times, and his brutal upbringing has become the topic of a viral (and controversial) tweet.
The whole thing started when a fan on Twitter noted something from a flashback arc of Naruto. It was there fans saw the Third Hokage run into the Fourth Hokage and his wife Kushina before they gave their lives to stop the Kyuubi. It was there the parents asked the elder to watch over their son.
"Please look after my child. His name is Naruto," Kushina relayed.
Of course, the Third Hokage was quick to agree to her request by telling the new mother, "I'll remember. I'll take full responsibility."
Bro dead a-- looked her in her dying eyes and lied. pic.twitter.com/9CcbRGl8qI— ♠️𝓨𝓪𝓶𝓲 𝓓. 𝓣𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓱♠️ (@TheAlchemistDre) April 11, 2020
As you can see above, that is not exactly what happened as the Third Hokage didn't take Naruto in as his own. The boy was given enough means to survive alone but without the guidance to use it. Rather than have a father or grandfather at his side, Naruto grew up alone with a hidden ANBU guard to keep aggressors at bay.
From the Third Hokage to Jiraiya and even Kakashi, those tasked to watch over Naruto failed time and again, so Naruto fans are raking their failures in the slides below. The Third Hokage is the latest ninja to take the blame, but it will not be long before another ninja is targeted for letting Naruto down when they were needed the most.
Where do you land on this Naruto debate? Did the Third Hokage drop the ball or do the best he could? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!
at least he remembered to name him Naruto. pic.twitter.com/9lU9aBzQMN— ɴ ʏ ᴅ ᴜ (@nydu_jpg) April 12, 2020
A Solid Explainer
Lmao it was because people would have gotten suspicious. Nobody could know he was the hokages son. He took care of him financially for the first few years though.— Koko loves Hobi⁷🥺💜 (@baepsaeisit) April 12, 2020
You know how lucky they’re that naruto didn’t hold a grudge against anybody in that village. Cause I would’ve been right next to pain like “damn if only y’all had treated me like a person y’all wouldn’t have to know what pain is.”— UrbanSamurai🌸🗡 (@TheProphet2114) April 12, 2020
Hiruzen after collecting kushina and Minato's social security benefits for naruto pic.twitter.com/6nKQ7aJ1MP— 性の神 (@Dat_Boy_Haro) April 12, 2020
Try to Make Things Right
He had to do that for Naruto safety. You forget that Naruto never got in trouble for any of his actions also gave him THE BEST sensei to be protected by with the best team. Bullying builds character which is why Naruto is so much stronger.— Shark (@FREEBANDSHARK) April 12, 2020
Had that Child drinking spoiled milk, feeling invisible, and hated 😭🤣— Naaaa 7/13 🎉🎈 (@letss_vibe) April 12, 2020