Do I really need to say anything about this chapter. The pure epicness of this chapter brought to you by none other than the most astounding #1 Swordsman of all time, ZOOOORRRROOOO. This guy never cease to amaze me. This chapter had Zoro writing all over it. So with out further or do let me say a thing or two about this amazing chapter.
Zoro and Tashigi
I am not a big fan of pairing characters to be a couple, but the relationship between Zoro and Tagashi is that of a future couple in a making. The chemistry between them makes them the perfect pair. The dialogue between them was not only entertaining from a humor stand point but it is also realistic. Tagashi sees Zoro as this great guy who is an idiot and while she does not say it, but by the way she acts around him, she respects and falls for him. While Zoro can’t stand her, but just like her he acts like a child around her, almost like a child who develops his first crush on this girl and the only way he reacts to this feeling is by making fun or annoying her. And she does the same. The look Tagashi gave Zoro after the flashback she had, explains all of her feelings toward Zoro. She hates that he is a pirate and the fact that he never listens. But she respects him for being this great swordsman. In fact, their first meeting, Tagashi developed this great respect for Zoro, until she found out that he was a Pirate and things got complicated after that. But I can’t but help feel sorry for Sanji, because look it at this way: Luffy has almost all the women drooling after him, all of the Kuja Tribe wants him, Zoo has Tagashi going after him. But poor Sanji has the opposite effect on women, the run away from him than after him. 😦
Like I said this chapter is completely fallowing Zoro and his dealing with Monet. This is one of the rare moments where Oda completely focus on one aspect of the story or events. In some ways I am happy that he did this, even though it will slow down the story, it will make it easier to understand. Other than reading one chapter that involves four events occurring at the same time. Either way we finally get to see Zoro get serious, of wait he was not even shown a tenth of his poor. Zoro complete mind raped Monet this chapter. He defeated a logia fighter that was equivalent to and higher than a captain ranked marine, and he defeated her with pure intimidation. It is like this, Zoro is beast and Monet is the pray. As a pray Monet reaction should of been to run, but Zoro is such a beast that Monet knew that running would not prevent the inevitable. So out of complete fear she froze. Imaging opening your closet and seeing a 800 lbs bear and out of complete shock you freeze. You want your legs to run, but you can’t because of the fear in your body. Some how Zoro was able to accomplish implanting this fear into Monet who a second ago faced Luffy and was fighting Tagashi and she did what he set out to do, scare the hell out of her.
The Strength of the Strawhats
Now this brings up the question that even Tagashi asked ‘How strong have the Strawhats become?” Before I said that they would need to become stronger because they can’t survive with just Luffy, Zoro and Sanji always coming to the rescue. Than I thought to myself, Haki is not the only power out there to make someone strong. Nami has her knowledge of weather that she uses for power. Ussop has the power to shot a rat five miles away. Chopper’s knowledge of anatomy makes him the perfect fighter, and so one. But going back to the question at hand, I think that the Strawhats have become too powerful to be the last in the race, which is where they are at right now. I can guarantee you that the next time they face a Shichibukai, High ranking Marines, or any high ranking Pirates, the results are going to be outstandingly different. To go even further I would wager that Luffy is above the ranking of Shichibukai right now and that Sanji and Zoro are at that level right now. Now I am not saying that Luffy, Sanji and Zoro are stronger than Shichibukai, but all I am saying is that the next time they come across one, well it wont be like last time. The only way we can find out is by keeping up with the story, so till next time my friends.
- Sanji basically summed up what I said last week about Zoro.
- For the first time in along time, I had that ‘No way’ face after what Zoro did to Monet.
- If Zoro can do this to a Logia than truly: how strong are the Strawhats.
- Tagashi shows that she too can do Soru, leads me to believe that almost all Captain class Marines, know some extant of Rokushiki techniques or some knowledge of Haki.
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