It's been on my mind lately, what with the new rendition of 358/2 Days coming out, that people get so riled up when I say I don't like Xion from the Kingdom Hearts series. They start getting all defensive and they argue with me and they give that age old excuse "You just don't like her because she gets in the way of your stupid fan pairing!" Like no. Please. Don't be retarded. I like Kairi perfectly fine, even if she is a bit useless, and I'm sure that we can all agree that she seriously diminishes the credibility of Sora x Riku. Which I also enjoy. I also have no problem with Namine, and people ship her with Roxas way more than Xion (which I really really don't understand, but that's a topic for another day.)
To put it simply: I really just don't fucking like Xion. I don't like her because what could have been used to develop thirteen perfectly good characters was instead used to develop a Mary Sue-Sora Clone that just disappears and makes everyone forget about her in the end. I don't like her because she drains Sora of his memories and keeps him from recovering. I don't like her because she also drains Roxas of HIS powers. I don't like her because instead of doing what was right from the start, she kept changing her mind and whining about herself. I ESPECIALLY don't like her because she's continuously making Roxas so damn sad. She was just one clone too many. If they had to give Axel and Roxas a friend, why couldn't she at least have been cool?
People like to argue with me "She was trying to do the right thing!" and "At least she took steps to stop it!" I've heard everything under the moon and it's like, why? She's fictional. I'd prefer to eradicate her from the fandom, yes, but I can't do that. I'm not going to argue with you about it if YOU like her, and likewise, I'm not going to preach my opinions to you if you decide you'd like to eradicate MY favorite character from a fandom. Can't we just agree to disagree and rant about the people we hate in peace?