I do not like Natsuhi, but not for the usual reasons that the people who’ve stated that they dislike her for have listed. Many Umineko fans seem to sympathise with her after her ordeal in Episode 5, but for me, I couldn’t care less. I don’t like Natsuhi mainly because she is one of the least intelligent characters in Umineko, something which most people would let slip by, but intelligence is a big deal to me and also she’s very, very boring. I mean, a lot of what happens to Natsuhi in Episode 5 is entirely her fault. She is very gullible about the things the man from 19 years ago says/the other members of the family (depending on which theory you go with) and gives in to him immediately. Were she a little more clever she could have fought back against the man from 19 years ago and wouldn’t allow him/the family toy so easily with her and she even enabled the crimes at times and made herself look very suspicious to the rest of the family and Erika. Same thing with what happened in Episode 1 with the gun when she went to confront Beatrice. Whilst she had no experience with guns and such, she should’ve checked the bullets. And she’s also very boring too, like I said earlier, she does nothing else but think about upholding the honour of the family and she takes care of the house and such. I’m not saying that I enjoyed what she went through in Episode 5 though, but on the other hand, I’m pretty indifferent towards that. In the end, Natsuhi’s just a boring housewife to me.
On that note, I don’t like Jessica either. Too impulsive, too hot-blooded, not very smart either, basically a more youthful and free version of her mother.
I don’t like Chick Beatrice, she basically represents the most negative aspects a woman can have, mostly women in the past, though. She kowtows to Battler, is willing to do anything for him and has no other wishes for herself, just wants to serve to ‘her father’ and is naive, innocent and very gullible. Honestly, I could very much relate to Battler’s frustration with her in the earlier parts of Episode 6, I would be very annoyed by such a person too. Even when she supposedly reverts back to the original Beatrice’s persona, she has a slight moment during her wedding with Battler in which she reverts back to her original personality and says she will be a wife to him and such, which really disappointed me after what I thought was her regaining her previous incarnation’s personality for good.
I don’t like how immature almost all Umineko characters are, especially the adults, though I’m not willing to overlook the younger ones either. I mean, when the adults talk about the inheritance, they literally bicker with one another like very immature children. There’s nothing intelligent, mature or adult-like in their conversations, they don’t use much reason in dealing with one another and when somebody tries to be logical, say, Kyrie, they imbue the logic with blackmail and such, without caring for any of the other family members’ feelings. I mean, mature to me means somebody who uses both intellect and feelings and balances them, well, I’d like intellect to preside but anyways. I mean, it’s ridiculous how little the family cares about one another, one of you could argue that that portrayal of them is showed so that the reader can understand how screwed up their family is and how love was always missing in their family, mostly due to Kinzo’s negative influence and such, and how it makes them human and flawed. Well, I disagree with that, what’s human about such indifference towards your family members? They’re not even some lowly family to think of one another only in terms of profit, they are the affluent Ushiromiya family. Even Eva, who is stated and obviously shown to be the most intelligent of the siblings, is guided by her emotions at times, which is pretty unpleasant to read. Well, I’ll be nice and stop there, I guess.
I actually really like Rosa and I think it is a bit unfair for most readers to disregard her cause of her relationship with Maria. I’m not saying that I agree with her mistreatment, but I find her character pretty complex and so vulnerable and strong at the same time. Well, this is not something that concerns me too much, though…
Kyrie is one of the most… unlikable characters I’ve seen, well, for me at least. Since the beginning I didn’t like her, for no reason really, even though I’d be usually drawn to a character with her personality, but I just didn’t for some reason. Then after Episode 7, after what she did, she seemed very, very disgusting to me, like Eva said, truly monstruous. I couldn’t come to like her as a villain, she was very, very disgusting to me. Though I do like Rudolf, he has more redeeming qualities for me, well, as redeemable as you can get after doing what he did.
I also agree with everybody about George, I like him too, maybe in an equal footing with Battler, he is one of the most clever and mature characters.
Well, long story short, Sapphire most likely doesn’t have anything better to do than comment on what she dislikes about Umineko and she’s probably getting a lot of backlash for it, which I’ll most likely give no or very short answers to, I don’t care enough about Umineko to debate about it, not that I would want to debate about anything in general.
Also, shouldn’t this thread allow spoilers? I mean, what most people have said here is spoiler tagged and most opinions involve spoilers, so I think it’d be better that way.