why Oikawa Tōru is a well written character
people sometimes hate on oikawa ?? not realizing how well written he is ?? and why exactly his character is the way it is ?? so im gonna clarify that ig. Oikawa Tōru wasnt and still isnt an “extraordinary” ,“naturally talented“ ,”blessed” player, he’s infact a kid who has so much passion for volleyball and he’s trained so hard to get wherever he is rn, however there’s a certain line that he cant cross, and thats the “naturally born with it” line which is portrayed as Ushijima Wakatoshi. Ushijima never trained as hard as Oikawa did (im not dismissing the fact Ushijima does train, just pointing out he doesnt do it as much as Oikawa) and he was still able to beat Oikawa hundreds of times tournaments be it or practice games, and thats simply because Ushijima is blessed with natural talent that is handed to him from birth, he didnt have to work for it as much as any other player did, which makes him an “extraordinary”player. Another example of natural talent is Kageyama Tobio. Remember that one time when Oikawa snapped on Kageyama ??? its because he knows that he has so much more potential than himself, and if he does start polishing those skills he already has, he’d become another Ushijima and Oikawa didnt want to be left behind or feel inferior to his junior and thus him snapping and denying to train him every single time he’d ask. Oikawa is meant to portray those people who werent born with natural affinity to the sport, but still try to improve no matter what, which makes me respect his character so much and understand him.