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Ho Yay: One Piece
One Piece is equal game for Ho Yay as well as Het due the general No Hugging, No Kissing rule.
  • Some consider Zoro's Heroic Sacrifice and unquestioned loyalty for his captain (and stopping Sanji from making his own Heroic Sacrifice) prime Yaoi fuel.
    • Zoro picks up a steel cage that Luffy is trapped in and carries him to safety. Whilst wounded profusely and casually losing a few litres of blood.
    • The Mihawk fight. Concluding with a blubbery pledge to his captain.
    • In chapter 659, to cross a river, Robin imagines Zoro and Usopp carrying her and Luffy and specifically, Luffy is riding Zoro. Shipper on Deck?
  • Sanji and Zoro. Even Oda filler teases fangirls with it. Repeatedly.
    • There'll never be anything between the crew due to the No Hugging, No Kissing rule, but if that rule weren't there then their constant fighting, bickering, taunting each other would reach a not so inconceivable conclusion.
    • The Buggy Ring arc. Sanji figuring out what Zoro had planned without a word spoken, then a flawless team combo to take out the giant.
    • Almost kissing twice.
    • When Zoro tried to sacrifice himself for Luffy, Sanji stepped in and offered his own life for Zoro's. Zoro knocked him unconscious, with a long shot of Sanji's hand sliding down his arm before he passed out.
    • After reuniting on Sabaody after two years, Sanji talks to a fisherman who describes someone who looks like Zoro. Sanji then pulls Zoro's wanted poster from his suit jacket. He kept Zoro's poster with him.
    • And of course the first person Sanji meets upon returning to Sabaody is Zoro and vice versa. They waste no time getting on each other's nerves.
    • On Punk Hazard when Sanji switched bodies with Nami. Sanji slips on the snow, Zoro grabs his hand to keep him from falling, upon which Brook comments it looks romantic. Zoro immediatly makes a face, throws Sanji to the ground and states "I don't care what happens to you!". Total tsundere moment.
    • Though he could very well have been thinking about Nami at that time. Zoro is fairly protective of the girls.
  • The Kalifa/Nami fight was equal parts fanservice and Les Yay. Is it really necessary to practically 'spoon' with your opponent to use Kalifa's devil fruit power?
    • Kalifa basically gropes Nami to make her slippery. Please note that Nami is shown to be slippery everywhere visible.
    • Plus, Kalifa gets this reaction from Nami before their fight in Enies Lobby:
    Nami: "Wah! She's so sexy! If she were my secretary, I'd be happy! Wait, I'm not a guy!"
  • Don't forget the way Nami smiled at Vivi in the Alabasta bath scene...heck, Nami and Vivi's close buddy-buddy relationship in general. Does anyone in the fandom believe Nami is completely straight?
  • The twelfth opening sequence happens to match lyrics about a waiting love to the image of Luffy falling through the sky towards an anguished Ace.
    • Don't forget how Luffy hugged Ace close to him after he got deadly wounded and had a breakdown as he saw Ace lying on the ground dead.
  • There's also Shiki and Roger, although it seems to be one-sided on Shiki's part. Shiki is first seen in his introductory scene offering Roger a chance to join forces to take over the world. Of course, Roger refuses despite being outnumbered a 100-1 and the huge battle that ensues leaves Shiki's forces devestated and with Shiki having a wheel stuck through his head. Later, when Roger is supposedly captured by the Marines and sentenced to death, Shiki invades Marineford to rescue him, refusing to believe that someone as strong as Roger was so easily captured. He's stopped by Garp and Sengoku, the most powerful men in the Marines (at the time at least), who inform him that Roger's execution is being held at Loguetown in East Blue and that they would not allow Shiki to invade the East Blue to stop the execution. The battle that ensued took out half of Marineford, but ultimately ended in Shiki being sent to Impel Down where he managed to escape by cutting off his own legs and replacing them with swords, ultimately planning to take over the world and devestate it with his own devices. On the whole, he comes off as something of a Yandere when it comes to Roger!
  • Emperor Ivankov of Kamabakka Island is very loyal to Dragon. So much so that he was willing to wait for Dragon's signal while stuck in Impel Down and is only convinced to leave once he finds out that Luffy is Dragon's son. He then makes protecting Luffy his top priority, even stating that he wouldn't be able to face Dragon if he allowed his son to die in battle.
    • Regarding that first part, he is living in luxury in his own hollowed-out section of Impel Down surrounded by people who practically worship him, so waiting for Dragon's signal isn't all that impressive a sacrifice.
    • Probably doesn't help that Ivankov can change his/her gender at will...
  • It's not hard to picture Chaka and Pell as being partners in more than one sense of the word.
    Chaka: I still... can't accept your death. I can't even shed tears. Why is this, Pell?
  • Brook and Yorki had an awful lot of smiling and touching going on, especially in the anime. Which just makes that flashback even more depressing when you get to all the inevitable tragedy.
  • Coby and Helmeppo skirt the edge between very good friends and boyfriends. The filler doesn't really help. Taking Coby's fanboyish adoration of Luffy into account, an argument could also be made for a Helmeppo-Coby-Luffy triangle.
  • Calgara and Norland from the Skypeia Arc flashbacks. The entire arc hinged around their tragic separation and the suffering both of their descendants endured as a result.
    • The Danish translator apparently ships them, as one of Noland's crew members' lines is translated from "Look at how friendly they are with each other now" to "From the look of it, you would think they were lovers".
  • Usopp and Luffy are always touching and dancing together, constantly in each other's company and whenever they are apart Usopp tends to talk about his captain an awful lot...
  • Boa Hancock, a woman whose primary power (and negotiating tactic) is to make everyone fall in love with her. Everyone.
  • Nami saves Usopp from the snow, but has to remind him that she's not actually Sanji. He expresses disappointment upon that realization.
  • Doflamingo calling Caesar his cute/indispensable subordinate, Caesar responds in joy and tries to run to him while surrounded by hearts!
  • Sanjida (who's supposedly a female Sanji in the Obahan Time special, though she's still voiced by Sanji's voice actor) likes to touch other females.

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