Shikamaru and Temari make one of the finest couples in the world of Naruto. While they may not be as popular as, say, Naruto and Hinata, they’re definitely just as good. This couple is definitely underrated, and needs to be talked about more often that it is in the community. So today, I decided to go over a bunch of reasons as to why the two fell in love. Let’s get started.
Why Shikamaru And Temari Fell In Love?
1. Shikamaru’s coolness
Shikamaru is a very lazy, and laid back character. However, he can strut his stuff when the time comes. Something similar happened during the Chunin Exams, as he was uninterested in fighting against Temari. However, once she attacked, he was able to subdue her cleverly with his Shadow Paralysis Jutsu. This took Temari by surprise, and Shikamaru’s personality was something that she had never witnessed before.
2. Temari’s fearlessness
Shikamaru considers most of the things troublesome, and women are pretty high on that list. Temari completely fits the personality that Shikamaru Nara was wary of. However, she was that and more. Her strong-willed, yet kind nature was what surprised Shikamaru the most. This was seen during the Sasuke retrieval arc, when she helped him in his fight against Tayuya, even though Shikamaru had essentially given up.
3. Shikamaru’s family
Shikamaru’s family has always had a huge effect on what he thinks of women. His mother is a strong-willed woman as well, and his father is constantly being dominated by her. Shikamaru pretty much expected that to happen to him at some point in his life as well. Enter Temari. She fits the bill perfectly.
4. Temari’s kindness
Temari, being the daughter of the Kazekage, had a very strict parent. She was raised to be a top Kunoichi, and thus, she didn’t have a lot of people that she could connect to. Shikamaru became this person, and as the story moved forward she opened up to him a lot more than any other person that she knew. Shikamaru was the only person who knew her true side, and how kind she actually was.
5. Their values
Shikamaru and Temari are very similar when it comes to values. Both of them aim to protect the lives of those who are important to them. They’re seen together a lot, and that is only possible because they have similar values. Both are the citizen of Konohagakure now, and they both want to help Naruto protect the village in the best way possible.