Pudding has been one of the foci of this arc, not only due to it being her wedding, but also by how interesting her character is constructed. Oda has always been great at creating characters that have unique personalities. Not only is he amazing at telling the stories of even the most unlikely characters in amazing ways, but also that he does it at all with certain minor characters like Mr. Pink. But is Pudding really one of those characters? Is she not simply a plot device? I'll try to debate this topic a bit while going through the arc as chronologically as I possibly can, and relate her to us (the audience), Sanji and herself.
From her initial meeting with the Straw Hats, Pudding was what felt like an amazing girl for Sanji to marry, es…
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Guy with lots of shiny stuff
Some bounty hunters
- Really? (Foxy)
- Wasted Tax Money (aka, the government) - seriously, he just lost here
The World, oops - I mean Lucci
Vampire Eggplant of Darkness
- Separation (because only physical pain isn't enough)
- Future fiance's sisters
Boom! New World!
The second clown
The fashion designer
That's about it. This is a half-assed list of all the main story arcs and who Luffy had to face in them (- marks arcs without a main antagonist). To skip through with the East Blue Saga, Luffy just got into fights and Arlon…
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Upon researching for my final exam on Firday, I stumbled upon a simple book that has shaken my core beliefs about some existing business practices (as I am studying Tourism Management) which directly relate to countries and destinations. The details are unnecessary, but I would love to provide a very wonderful point of discussion: the power of a Name
Luffy calls all of his crew "nakama". The word for crewmate, comrade and even friend. But this name has a profound symbolic action that differentiates it from most of the others and plays a very significant role in the development of the story, just as much as Kaizoku'O (Pirate King) or One Piece itself.
But how often (and this is a genuine question and not a rhetorical one, it wil…
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As you may know, our world is dominated by economic concepts which evolved to fit the existing political models all the way from hunter-gatherer societies all the way to our modern financial system. But I don't want to talk about the real world with its real capitalism and its real communism or all that stuff, I'm here to talk about how things seem to work and why they work or why they shouldn't be working in our favourite series' universe. I will speculate on a lot of stuff, simply because Oda, although amazing at world-building, doesn't delve into too much detail about the processes.
To start off, we should discuss a little bit about the structures of society existent in One Piece. The World Government currently acts as the dominant polit…Read more >