No I was trying to say, since sora was the main character in the first one, and if he had flopped as a character, they wouldn't have their roxy or aqua or whoever. If he, as a character, was hated in the first game, kingdom hearts as we know it, would not exsist.
Actually, a character can be hated but the franchise will live on. Quite a bit of the fandom don't care for SRK.
Unfortunately, not everyone sees his dullness. They see him as something more "badass" than Sora and a cute emo muffin :/
Which irks me a bit, actually. As butchered as KH2 was, Sora had an insane amount of character development whereas Roxas was an even worse "baw cry over my sob angst story" character than Xion.
At least Xion, love her or hate her, had an entire game to try and build attachment through so when she disappeared, it had more chances of hurting more.
Roxas showed up out of nowhere without being explained and all of a sudden I'm supposed to feel bad for him because "his summer vacation is over"? I'm sorry, it takes more than just a punch line to get me to feel bad for a character.
I need to have a reason to love him first.
And if people managed to not care when Xion went bye bye I fail to see a reason for me to feel sad over Roxas who barely even had a prologue.
It continues even in Days though, ironically. Roxas isn't the true protagonist :\ And if as early on as KH2 Nomura even in the back of his head thought that Roxas needed a girl his age to get him to leave the Organization and then ended up creating that girl into the true protagonist, to me, it shows how even Nomura sees Roxas's concept.
He wasn't MEANT to be fleshed out. Otherwise I think they'd have done more with him. I mean they did enough with almost anyone else.
It's more about the fact, without sora, they wouldn't have a roxas. :| Basically in our world, and in the KH world.
Eh. As a Kairi hater that loves Namine and basically finds many reasons to ridicule the whole "you love Namine so you HAVE to love Kairi", that argument doesn't really hold water. Sora and Roxas's relation is a plot element whereas putting Roxas as a character in Sora's shoes is what the people you're talking about would've wanted, regardless of how it would've been pulled of.
i don't expect them to love sora, just not hate on him...
Eh. I actually see why people'd dislike Sora.
I just don't think it outweighs his strong points.