Every once in a while I see a post around the lines "Why fairy tail gets so much hate?" And I usually never answer because there are so many reasons.
Hopefully, this won't be locked as bait thread because it is just me giving reasons why I never personally dislike Fairy tail and maybe some of you may ever agree (Which is doubtful since everyone has their own taste and preferences).
Keep in mind that these are my own reasons which may just sound stupid to you but it is what it is.
1: Natsu is annoying. He is kinda like the mixture of most annoying shounen tropes. He is somewhat a blend of part 1 genin Naruto and Luffy. While Naruto and Luffy have gone through tremendous amount of character development, Natsu is still the same dumb annoying shounen protagonist.
Ok this is one of the big things. BS plot armor. Pretty much all shounen does this but not to this degree. I mean, ever fight comes down to the power of friendship. Doesn't matter how strong or hax the enemy is, the flames of emotion always win.
Our protagonists went from getting their assess kicked by some random fodder working for Brandish to soloing (Not soloing but you get the idea) the Spriggan 12 in the same arc without any explanations.
3: Character growth.
Ok, It may sound biased for some of you but this show has almost no character development. Natsu is still the same fighting idiot since chapter 1, Erza is still the same strict rule enforcer etc. Most development I have seen would be Laxus or Gajeel's. The rest of the main cast is still pretty much the same.
4: Stale world.
I am gonna give an example to explain this one, The world of Naruto is a constant war fare, Bleach is a struggle between good and evil. One piece has so much going on that it is impossible to list it. Fairy tail on the other hand, its stale and just exists. There is no background theme or anything special about it. It is just similar to 99% of shounen magical worlds.
This is more of a personal preference of mine I guess. The powers in Fairy tail, they stayed the same since episode 1. I mean, yea there is some variety in Natsu's flames or Erza's armor but at the end of the day, they are still pretty much the same. Almost everyone is the show is punching someone with their hands glowing, punches of fire, ice, shadow, light, gravity, whatever August is.
You have a wide concept of magic and yet all the fights come down to punching each other with special fists.
Ok Fairy tail has copied so much stuff from other anime that I can't even begin to list it all. Just google it, you will see blatant rip offs from One piece, Naruto etc.
This is more of a personal reason but I am still gonna list it coz why not? I dislike everything about Erza, her powers, her over the top character, everything about her fights. I mean she grows inexplicably stronger every episode.
Natsu and the company atleast trains or have an explanation behind their growth but Erza? Nope, every fight, she has a secret convenient armor that she never used before that perfectly counters the enemies. If she doesn't? Then screw logic, She doesn't even need any of 5 senses to win because Nakama!!!!.
8: No payoffs.
When you hype a character or a plot point, fans expect pay off but here? We get nothing. Hyped END for an entire arc, gave us one off the panel battle and one little skirmish with Grey.
Hyped Zeref for the entire series, turned him into a magic Aizen monster rip off butterfly, Zeref got killed by flames of emotion, like literally.
Hyped Irene, defeated by Erza because Nakama.
Hyped Aconoliga, got defeated by Natsu for 0 reasons because Nakama.
Hyped the 10 saints, fodder for most part.
9: No tension at all.
When was the last time someone died in Fairy tail? That's right, how is there supposed to be emotional tension when we know that no one is ever gonna die or that Natsu will always win because he ate a stupid crystal.
Look at Straw hat's defeat against Kuma, it helped solidify the fact that just because they are protagonist doesn't mean thy always win, I have forgotten how many times Naruto and Ichigo have gotten their asses kicked.
In Fairy tail? Yea, Natsu or Erza got beaten but then magically (no pun intended) they suddenly get stronger in the same arc and beat the villain because Nakama!!!!.
10: Talk no jutsu.
This show has more Talk no jusu than Naruto, seriously, they just don't flaunt it just as much. Example, Laxus, Gajeel, Jellal, Brandish, Leon, Kagura, Minerva, Sting and Rogue etc.
11: Mindless and Shameless fan service.
Those are some of my reasons tbh, you may or may not agree. What do you think about Fairy tail?