I've read your post two times and I'm still trying to find any validity to what you're saying. I'm focusing on this ship being against the theme of them being their own people yet looking at the concept, there's nothing to be found. The statement that they had to rejoin their original selves are only the words of a platinum haired bigot who verbally abused a girl who was a Nobody. KHII focused on that not being the case, and that Roxas and Naminè joining Sora and Kairi is sad and bittersweet as they have their own individuality. They are forced to exist from within.Look, you're one of the better Rokunami shippers for not thinking they're instantly in love by the end of KH2 alone, but as they've shared nothing noteworthy on KH2, that's what I have to go on. And in KH2, the need for nobodies to rejoin with their somebodies are constant, preventing them from having their own true identity. Roxas and Namine being romantically together reinforces the lack of their own true self and limits them. If they had more development together or nobody lore was written a little differently, it'd be a different case. But that's how it is. Do Roxas and Namine act differently from Sora and Kairi? Duh. Do their interactions give them enough breathing space, preventing them from being trapped in the roles of Sora and Kairi if they to hypothetically get together? In my opinion, no.
Their own relationship/friendship has nothing to do with Sora and Kairi either. Sora and Kairi can never understand their pain and why they found solace together in the best case scenario that was offered at the time in KHII. Sora and Kairi didn't talk and shared their doubts about things pertaining to their special Nobody existence, or had Kairi hack into data and disobey a prejudiced man to aid Sora, who originally was going to fade into another person blind as everything was ripped away and wouldn't have known why. This is all Roxas and Naminè. They have had their own breathing space. You simply don't like it/them (my impression at least, am I wrong?).
Unless you're saying that because they are the other halves of Sora and Kairi, somehow getting together means it strengthens a lack of identity because Sora and Kairi are together? Which is, as the British say, bollocks. If they end up liking each other, it is, again, based on the merits of their personalities and how they are as people, as well as what they bonded over in KHII. Now their possible romance is even more their own because they are themselves post-KHIII and the major build up, if they proceed with the building blocks they inputted in II (and even Days), would be from that point on.
Finding RokuNami interesting is subjective. But you have a lot of vitriol for a pair that interacted and met in KHII before they had to return to Sora and Kairi, and haven't had the chance to develop and interact further as they were stuck inside other people after a tutorial segment. Now there might be more to come since Naminè is implied to live in Twilight Town and I feel that's a foregone conclusion.
Overall, I...simply find the argument presented weak and lacking honestly. I disagree with it completely.
I've never said you wanted it to be canon. I was merely referring to you liking the ship, yet criticizing Roxas/Naminè for their limited scenes when their interactions have been, frankly, more authentic to Riku's questionable treatment of her during KHII and lack of care for her in KHIII and yet that's not at all a problem. Hence, the deterrence.I've never said I want Namiku to be canon. I've stated this repeatedly, but apparently it needs echoing again. I'm an absolute hipster when it comes to this ship. I didn't start shipping it after KH3, I've harboured tons of headcanons, fanfics and feelings around it several years before. Heck, the fact that I'm one of the only people left who still refers to them by their actual ship name is evidence of that. Do Riku and Namine share many noteworthy interactions preceding KH3? No. My thoughts and feelings towards them hinder entirely around potential rather than what's canon and I've never pretended otherwise. I even stated before I don't mind Rokunami as a concept, but as it is in canon, I hate it.
I've also mentioned before (directly towards you, I believe) that I absolutely roll my eyes at everything to do with Repliku, because it's so incredibly obvious that Namine does not share any kind of connection with him whatsoever. My eyes only rolled further into the back of skull at Tetsuya's interview. I discard KH3's character writing as a whole, because it's worthless.
Assume less about me when making such statements, pls.