Reviews for In The Name Of
reader51947141 chapter 1 . 6/3
Yep, people just love shitting on the poor guy. I really like this story, that there's an actually realistic look at a child's mindset. Seriously, this character has the most tragic backstory ever.
Dulharpa chapter 1 . 9/4/2016
This fic is really well written. I personally quite like Sasuke and dislike where they bash him a lot, as you said he wasn't always evil. And I think you did very well on how you changed his mindset. From this I can't help but hate Itachi for what he did to Sasuke even though I know that Itachi murdered the clan for the village and he does love Sasuke a lot. Anyways I know that was a lot of babble bur just to let you know I really liked it and it was the first fic that gave me such an emotional impact
Jenjen14 chapter 1 . 9/1/2016
this is truly amazing thank you for writing this!
Elmund9 chapter 1 . 6/5/2016
Years ago I read this fic, it shaped a lot of my views of Sasuke.
Even today, it feels completely in Canon and realistic.

It is an amazing job in writing, shows the decay of a mind and the way the beggining and ending fit neatly, and the last sentence was perfect.
Ciekawa Osoba chapter 1 . 4/25/2016
"He starts allowing himself a few minutes of each day before and after the academy to read his father's name."
Is when the tears started because goddamn you wrote it heart-wrenchingly accurately T.T
And then when he forgot it was there... Missed seeing his mother in his skin... No, Sasuke. You are losing yourself. You lost yourself.
T. Alana M chapter 1 . 6/30/2015
This was incredibly sad. You're right, many people see Sasuke as a jerk and everything and compares him to Naruto, but he's just someone who made bad decisions and had a shitload of trauma dumped on him. He's not evil.
That last scene really hammered it in. Sob.
Anarade Relle chapter 1 . 8/29/2014
Humm, I think you did a good job with the mindset progression. Certainly showed how much Sasuke went through and the effects of leaving a little boy who had his whole world die alone. . . Went you mentioned how ninja removed Mikoto's possessions I immediately assumed the village seized them. Dunno if that's what you meant.
Deer-Shifter chapter 1 . 8/22/2014
Your depiction of trauma aftermath shaping personality in an isolated environment is spooky and gut-punching. Especially with your before-scenarios serving as bookends for. It's utterly heartbreaking how he has forgotten the details that made up the people he lost, and focuses on the symbol of the clan to the point that he forgets everything but the dream.

One of the most important markers of adolescence and adulthood is the moment a child realizes his parents and adult figures are not perfect, but rather very flawed humans. Sasuke never reached this point, so he's working with the memory of a dream that was shattered when it was still an illusion of perfection. Even Itachi is still an illusion, albeit one with inverted coloring (perfect older brother to perfect monster). And because he's trying to live up to an ideal using a child's skewed memories of what was and what should be, Sasuke doesn't set realistic standards for himself. He takes what is already a family tendency to tunnel vision to extremes, and destroys himself with it.

Forget a talk with Itachi. Sasuke needs a talk with his parents where he gets a chance to see them as distinctly flawed and human.

Once again, great job!
Guest chapter 1 . 5/5/2014
One of the best depictions of the trauma and devastation that Sasuke would have gone through post-massacre. Thanks for writing; this is truly lovely (and haunting)
kail420 chapter 1 . 9/6/2013
great, especially the last part.
Blade of Sparda chapter 1 . 8/5/2013
Wow this is a great piece of work! You did a fabulous job in describing Sasuke's transformation, very well done and logical.
Keep up the good work!
kaiiju chapter 1 . 4/8/2013
Thanks for the great read!
cooldood101 chapter 1 . 1/5/2013
This is an incredibly moving fic. The scene breaks were excellently done, and the message that it was Sasuke's circumstance, rather than personality, that leads him down his dark path is silent yet obtrusive in that I was convinced less than half way through the fic. At least I think that was the point! Brilliant job! :)
zeonista13 chapter 1 . 12/4/2012
We must always remember that heroes and villains, saints and monsters, are not born so. They are made by the world they inhabit, and co-exist with in their time. Those people marked by destiny must also make choices, and their choices in how to co-exist in their world will determine their destinies. Your story captures those elements in the tragically wasted childhood of Uchiha Sasuke. I will think back on this story, if I choose to write about Sasuke in one of my own fics.
Ekusukallybaa chapter 1 . 7/29/2012
Really liked this one. It was very emotionally powerful. And a great study of Sasuke's character and motivations, something that I don't see all that often nowadays.

On a side note, I have to agree that Sasuke bashing is always really, REALLY annoying. Glad you feel the same way.

Thanks for writing this!
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