I’ve been seeing some comments lately that parrot common arguments I see by Sorato fans and I felt the need to address them so here we go.
#1: Tai was too immature
Many people speculate that a reason for Sora not dating Tai or seeing him as a potential romantic partner was that he was too childish for someone like her. This argument makes some sense on its face, but when examined closely, falls apart.
It is true that Tai was quite immature, especially for a leader, in the early part of the first season, but like most of the other characters, he went through an arc of development and grew into a confident and capable leader by the end of the season. Sora surely saw that growth, so immaturity wouldn’t be a reason to discount Tai as a romantic interest.
Besides that, Matt was quite immature himself up until the end of the first season, so if you’re going to use that argument against Tai, you need to admit that it applies just as much to Matt.
#2: Taiora is too cliche/predictable
This one is just ridiculous. Sorato fans say they prefer their couple because they think Taiora is too cliche, being the main guy and the main girl and they say that’s boring. My response to this ludicrous argument:
Who the hell cares if it’s cliche, or in your words, “boring”? First of all, that is nothing but your opinion, and second, just because a pairing match up is cliche doesn’t mean it’s invalid. The fact of the matter is, Taiora made much more logical sense because there were so many hints that Tai and Sora were heading in a romantic direction, so cliche as it may have been, it had substance, unlike Sorato and that leads me to my first Pro-Sorato argument.
#1: They share similarities
This argument makes sense on its face as well, but when examined closely, doesn’t amount to much. Sorato fans say that because Matt and Sora shared similar experiences (and clothing), they’re more compatible than Tai and Sora.
Both live in single parent households. Both wear jeans. Their crests are compatible. Both faced the dark cave. The reasoning that because they have these similarities, they’re a good romantic match is faulty. The assumption is that they understood each other more, but that is complete BS.
Sora and Matt barely interact at all in the first season and when they do, it’s almost never about anything meaningful. They had nothing to bond over until the end of the first season. Tai and Sora had meaningful conversations, and showed that they understood each other well because of their history as best friends. That is what lays a foundation for a romantic relationship. If anything, Taiora fans have much more grounds to use this argument than Sorato fans.
#2: The Dark Cave
I mentioned the Dark Cave in the first argument, but I want to elaborate on it here. Sorato fans say that this single experience laid the foundation for a level of understanding sufficient to allow for the development of romantic feelings and the idea is just absurd.
First of all, Matt was NOT the only one helping Sora when she was in there. What Sorato fans always conveniently forget is that Joe was there too and it was HIS words that got through to Sora, not Matt’s so if anything, Joe should be given most of the credit for helping Sora.
Second, the Dark Cave was ONE moment and the only one that they shared that they could’ve bonded over. One moment can lead to better understanding but it does not lay the foundation for a romantic relationship except in the movies. They had shared nothing of significance up until the Dark Cave and it is just unrealistic to expect the depth of understanding that comes from a lifelong strong friendship (like the one Tai and Sora share) to develop after one experience together. It doesn’t follow.
Those are my thoughts on the matter and I hope I didn’t step on too many toes, but I just had to get that out.