Never liked the guy. Yes, his whole clan was wiped out and all that jazz, but he was still a smug prick with a chip on his shoulder with everyone praising him yet he was still whiny and mopey. I did say the same thing about Negi when I first saw him and I hated him for how he treated Hinata. But he's different from that whiny prick because while he still has his family, they pretty much suck, what with his dad getting killed for the main branch's sake and having to rock that seal on his forehead that is pretty much a lease for him...

I wished he was Naruto's rival and not that pompous brat, is all I'm saying.