YMMV / One Piece

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Show's subjective trope and audience reactions

  • Americans Hate Tingle: The princess characters seen throughout the story have received a lot of backlash from non-Japanese fans. If you're a 16 year old princess that doesn't like violence, the Western fanbase WILL hate you.
  • Anti-Climax Boss:
    • Bellamy The Hyena is perhaps the most infamous example in the series, being defeated by a single, non-stretching punch by Luffy. That was the whole point, as Bellamy was a Small Name, Big Ego jackass who talked a big game but couldn't really hack it.
    • Hody Jones is another infamous example. Even while overdosed with steroids that multiplied his strength by 10 times, Luffy never had any real problem against him. The anime tries to mitigate this by having Hody further his steroid overdose to actually extend the fight further against Luffy... and let's just say that some of the fan-base wasn't as appreciative of this. The argument is made that this is intentional, as Hody Jones has several qualities in common with villains Luffy had already beaten in the East Blue, and him outclassing Hody and crew was a statement to how long ago they had surpassed such villains.
    • Like Hody, Caesar Clown was another major villain who got his ass turned into jelly to prove a point. Yes, he won his first fight against Luffy, but that was only because he got in a lucky shot. Come round two, and Luffy was wise to the game and pulverized him, and it largely served no purpose other than to show just how little the New World cares about Logia users who don't have Haki and/or the physical prowess to back up their powers when dealing with Haki users (something that had already been displayed by minor villain Caribou).
    • Sugar of the Donquixote Pirates during the S.O.P operation of the Dressrosa arc seems like one at first: she is defeated by an unintentional Jump Scare from Usopp. Later averted, as after she recovers from the initial Jump Scare, Usopp defeats her again in a very nail-biting situation, this time through perhaps the most breathtaking application of his Improbable Aiming Skills yet seen in the series.
  • Arc Fatigue:
    • The crew-separation saga which went on for over a hundred chapters before finally deciding to continue the journey with the 2-year Time Skip. While the arcs that took place here are well liked, many fans just wanted to see the crew together again.
    • Skypiea and Fishman Island usually get called out for being these due to their feeling of disconnect compared to the rest of the established universe, and for their StoryArcs being particularly long. Skypiea's worst offender was perhaps the overly long Noland flashback while with Fishman Island, it was because its enemy, the New Fishman Pirates, were hard to consider as a true threat to a Straw Hat crew coming off 2 years of training.
    • Oda's love of multi-chapter flashbacks, Loads and Loads of Characters, Call Backs, and all tropes Chekhov come to a head in the Dressrosa arc, the longest arc of the series to date. To wit: 2 and a half years in real life spent on the same island, about 10 individual flashbacks, a little over 50 named new characters, the reintroduction of several old characters, and 102 chapters of content. The anime's pacing for the arc was even worse, with 118 episodes aired in total (that's what using about 1/3 to 1/2 of one chapter's content for each episode will do). Skypiea, the previous record holder for longest arc, only had 66 chapters. In fact, Dressrosa went on for so long that the Dressrosa Saga itself dragged on for nearly four years before ending despite only consisting of two arcs. Youtuber Christopher Kol (TheKingOfLightning) even called out the fights on this arc as taking too long, because they had dead zones where the fighting would be stalled, especially Luffy exhausting his Haki.
  • Archive Panic: As of April 2017, the manga is at chapter 862 and counting, with no end in sight.
  • Ass Pull: A number of them.
    • The most infamous is the classic "Pell surviving a city-destroying bomb with absolutely no justification." The only real excuse is that Pell is strong as hell and Zoans can recover much faster than normal, especially if they are awakened. Also a bit egregious considering Luffy's earlier speech to Vivi about how it's naive to think that the major conflict of the arc could be solved without anyone dying. However, Luffy's words still came to pass when the Kicking Claw Force took the Hero Water to beef themselves up fighting Crocodile and ended up dying from the after-effects in a Senseless Sacrifice.
    • In the anime fillers, Luffy's defeat of Don Achino was easily this because Don Achino had the power to generate craptons of heat, enough to take casual lava baths. In the final moments of the fight he tries to ram right into Luffy, who grabs him with his bare hands, shouts a few times, and throws him across the battlefield, ultimately suffering only a few minor burns from the ordeal.
  • Audience-Alienating Premise:
    • When he started the series, Oda had concerns that the series' unusual, cartoony art style might turn away potential readers. While many consider it one of the series' selling points, there are indeed some people who consider the art style a turnoff.
    • Concerning the television run of the show in America, the English dub got heavily delayed, switched hands between 4Kids (who severely edited it from the originial) and FUNimation (who started with a watershed-friendly TV-PG edit before gaining the rights to fully dub the whole series from the top with TV-14 content) in a messy and lengthy contract dispute that stalled out the release of a faithful dubbed version, and fell very behind the Japanese releases of new episodes, and the series never got to air in complete form on American television. When it came back on Toonami, it started in an odd place because they had no access to the episodes before the switch to high-definition (Up to the Skypiea Arc, virtually all of which were in dispute with 4Kids until it went bankrupt), so they began broadcasting the Long Ring Long Land Arc (repeatedly cited to comprise a Breather Episode in arc form that is often balked at as a feeble moment of/entry point into the series for being too comedy-driven instead of plot-driven), nowhere near the most recent point of the series, while the majority of the series's more dedicated viewers were far, far ahead. This ultimately killed its chances to pull in sufficient ratings and got it jolted off the block after the Thriller Bark Saga concluded.
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • After suffering high Arc Fatigue with the Dressrosa Arc going for about 100 chapters, the following Zou Arc ended up being much shorter.
    • Many complained throughout the Dressrosa arc that Sanji, Nami, Chopper, and Brook were thrown Out of Focus for no legitimate reason to the point of not being in the story for about a year. As a result, the complete opposite happens for the Totto Land arc where Zoro, Usopp, Franky and Robin are sent off to Wano in order to give the previous Out of Focus crew members the spotlight. It's quite possible Oda planned it that way to begin with.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The Davy Back fight that takes place between the Skypiea and Water 7 arcs is this. The battle against the Foxy Pirates left no impact whatsoever on later events, and Foxy only ever reappears in irrelevant Filler. This is a case where Tropes Are Not Bad, however, since the arc was short and served as a Breather Episode between Skypeia (which was fairly long) and Water 7 (one of the most intense, dark, and emotional arcs in the series).
    • The magnificently bizarre "EVERYBODY! ZOMBIE NIGHT!" scene, where a bunch of zombies from Thriller Bark seem to break into dance.
    • Shiki's dance number in the 10th movie.
  • Bile Fascination: Some people actually want to watch the 4Kids dub (which is becoming increasingly difficult) just to see how awful it is.
  • Broken Base:
    • Viz's translation. Some are annoyed at the translation choices and usual lack of swearing, while others tell them "stop whining, nobody cares; it's the same story, so read it". The official translator for One Piece at Viz has mentioned repeatedly on the Unofficial One Piece Podcast that while the manga does contain swearing in its original Japanese, it's not nearly to the extent that some scanlations he's seen take them to. This caused another divide regarding whose translations are more accurate.
    • The official English translations of the manga volumes keep annoying people by choosing to use "Zolo" instead of "Zoro", a holdover from when 4Kids Entertainment was first to have a go at localizing the series... which itself caused a lot of discord.
    • The World Government is either a necessary evil that in order to maintain order in a world populated by criminals with insane powers and monster strength has to Shoot the Dog more times than it would like or is a hopelessly corrupt organization that hides its flagrant abuse of power behind the pretense of justice for the sake of maintaining the status quo. Even Oda can't seem to make up his mind on the matter.
    • The increased sexualization of females post-Time Skip; while Fanservice was originally just limited to occasional skimpy outfits, most prominent females now share an Impossible Hourglass Figure. Some obviously enjoy the change, while others feel that the figures are too unnatural to the point of Fetish Retardant. The anime drives this further, often ramping up bust sizes as well as giving them more attention.
    • Who, if anyone, was an Anti-Climax Boss? Does Hody Jones (and the other New Fishman Pirates) get a free pass for being Warm Up Bosses designed to show how much stronger the Strawhats were post-Time Skip? Does Hody qualify as an Anti-Climax Boss in regards to his fight with Zoro, his fight with Luffy, or both? Furthermore, does the anime's Adaptation Expansion strip Zoro and Luffy or their badassery, or does it inject excitement into otherwise anticlimactic fights?
    • Did the Dressrosa Arc succumb to Arc Fatigue and/or Ending Fatigue? Did the Punk Hazard Arc?
    • 4Kids' Theme Tune Rap. Some enjoy it for its catchy tune, even calling it one of the few redeeming qualities of their torrid run with the show, while others, such as MarzGurl & The Mysterious Mr. Enter, lambast it for being a Piss-Take Rap.
    • The fact that Oda has taken a strong No Hugging, No Kissing stance on the show believing that any sense of romance would ruin the show. Certain fans, particularly shippers, strongly disagree with him and believe that there are plenty of good stories by letting in an Official Couple or two in the story. Not to mention on how certain fans accuse him of trying a bit too hard to reinforce certain negative stereotypes regarding Shonen Manga. However there are also plenty of fans who agree with him and/or at least respect his stance on it.
    • The frequent breaks the manga takes is a point of contention among fans. Some accused Oda of being lazy and ran out of ideas. Others, especially those who know about his workaholic tendency and their consequences (he once collapsed and had to check-in to the hospital for months) are more understanding and willing to wait. Heck the breaks were made so he could monitor his health better. Doesn't help that he's been known to smoke too.
    • Toei Animation's handling of the anime as a whole (especially from Fishman Island onward). Many manga readers consider it a terrible adaptation thanks to lackluster animation (especially of the female characters), bad pacing, and poorly handled fights. Some even say that it gives the manga a bad name. Other fans, while acknowledging its flaws, think that it's still enjoyable thanks to great music, voice acting, and how well it handles certain key moments.
  • Can't Unhear It: It's nigh-impossible to listen to the opening of the 4Kids dub without thinking of either Brock or Seto Kaiba, due to Eric Stuart narrating it.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal:
    • Sabo being alive. Almost no one believed Oda would suddenly introduce a "brother" of Luffy and Ace during their childhood Story Arc only to suddenly kill him off at the end of it.
    • Most One Piece fans were able to correctly deduce that the Soldier toy was Rebecca's father given the scenes they were shown together in before the reveal.
    • Many One Piece theorists and readers were sworn to the idea that Lola is one of Big Mom's daughters long before her parentage was explored in full, because Oda didn't try to hide it and even hinted at her "mama" being a very powerful pirate as in Big Mom.
  • Complete Monster: Has its own page now.
  • Continuity Lockout: So very, very much. It is a true test of character to try to describe the series to a person who has never heard of it. And even harder to describe it to someone who was brainwashed by 4Kids' hackneyed translation and got the wrong idea of the show.
  • Crazy Awesome:
    • Luffy. Sailing up a geyser and once absorbing a hundred souls (when most badasses can only hold two or three), are some of his saner plans.
    • Franky. Take a guy, dress him up in a Hawaiian shirt and speedo, then watch as Oda consistently (and successfully) challenges himself to make that the least bizarre thing about him.
    • Brook's first appearance convinced Luffy this guy needs to be brought into his crew, due to this.
    • Kaido also deserves special mention. His debut involves him climbing up to Sky Island and fricking BODY SLAMMING his way down to the earth. He doesn't do this to attack, mind you, he does this to see if he can handle it.
  • Creator Worship: Eichiro Oda has been mentioned at least three times on this site as being awesome, crazy prepared and an author who never forgets. Fans also deem him the "Jesus" of Shonen (when Akira Toriyama is the "God"). Oda himself acknowledged this: In one SBS, when one fan asks him what his greatest treasure is, he answers "of course, it's ALL YOU READERS."
  • Cut-and-Paste Translation: The 4Kids dub lay in a pool of its own digitally erased blood, before FUNimation came along to give it a proper burial. Most people unanimously declare it a Macekre.
  • Deader Than Disco: Not the show itself, but the English dub of One Piece destroyed 4Kids' already bad reputation. The 4Kids dub is long off the air and is increasingly difficult to find.
  • Dueling Shows: With Naruto, Bleach and Fairy Tail. Along with One Piece, the former two are often referred to as the "big three" of Shonen. Now both the other two have concluded (Naruto has moved into a sequel, Boruto, essentially starting from the ground up again, and Bleach may or may not stay finished due to Tite Kubo being uncertain about what to do with the current ending after a bout of poor health and subsequently trying to wrap things up as quickly as he could), One Piece is basically "the Big One" (Fairy Tail, while popular, just doesn't have the same history behind it).
    • My Hero Academia enjoyed breakout popularity that has slowly caused it to gain ground beside One Piece.
  • Ear Worm: Have you even HEARD the 4Kids' version of the opening!?
  • Ending Fatigue: The Dressrosa arc, already suffering from Arc Fatigue, fell into this as the final blow was stalled off for several chapters, putting focus on random citizens running and the protagonists trying to slow down the Birdcage. For added fun, there was a hiatus right when Luffy got ready. Some people on the Subreddit for the series were even joking "Six more weeks of Dressrosa" when the Fujitora's post-climax confrontation with Luffy seemed to forestall the plot even further, which ironically served to hasten it to its conclusion.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: All over the place, due to the Loads and Loads of Characters. See character pages for details.
    • The series' tendency toward Laughably Evil Quirky Miniboss Squads has let a few of the minor villains gain fanbases. Especially Kaku, who plays Laughably Evil to great effect in his fight with Zoro and placed high in the polls for his efforts.
    • Ryuunosuke, the dragon Kanjuro drew to transport the Straw Hats to the top of Zou, become an overnight sensation after Chapter 804, when he used all his strength to bring the Straw Hats to Zou, forcing him to the point where he dies and becomes a drawing again. Coupled with the fact that he was Ugly Cute, had a name, and got a lot of great reactions from the cast, the fandom's love for him has been ridiculous.
    • "Big News" Morgans is slowly getting this treatment, due to his design and eccentric catchphrase.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
  • Fandom Berserk Button:
    • Go to a forum frequented by One Piece purists and use a term from the 4Kids dub.
    • Go to any forum and say "Zolo". Go ahead. Nothing will happen.
    • Go on an anime forum and say anything even mildly positive about the 4Kids dub.note 
    • Calling One Piece as "too cartoonish for an anime". Let's just say expect to hear "Never judge a book by it's cover" from many a defender and accusation of said detractor being "too elite" for their own good.
    • Call attention in an obscene way to the the fact the Minks resemble furries and you will pay dearly for it.
  • Fan Wank: Oda often offers cryptic explanations on things (with intentions of fully explaining them months or possibly years down the line sometimes) or doesn't bother to explain things at all, leading to quite a bit of this among the fandom. Common topics include explanations for Pell surviving a nuke, Blackbeard's two Devil Fruits, or how exactly some of the abilities work (E.g. How Zoro can create illusions, how Luffy can spontaneously use fire or electricity, etc.).
  • Fetish Retardant: The overly hourglass-shaped proportions of female characters (especially post-Time Skip) comes off as too unnatural to be sexy to some people. The anime tends to exaggerate their proportions further (particularly with much larger breasts) as well as upping the Male Gaze, further pronouncing this trope.
  • Fight Scene Failure: Ever since Toei became adamant toward not going any farther than adapting one chapter per episode, the action-scenes, for the most part, have been showing an obvious drop in quality in an attempt to pad each episode out. Fights are painfully extended through the use of opposing stares and reaction shots, as well as the action itself coming off extremely slow-paced. Laziness will also crop up from time-to-time when all Toei will animate is a single still-frame, or even repeat the same scenes, most notable in the battle between Zoro vs. Pica when the anime took an entire episode for Pica to lumber all the way over to the King's Plateau and the exact same stomping motion of his foot was used at least three times. Worse, some adaptations will stagger at half-chapter pacing, causing certain scenes to be dragged out so badly that if Toei doesn't add new scenes to fluff things up a bit, the story will completely stall out.
  • Foe Romance Subtext:
    • Surprising absolutely no one, we have Doflamingo, who jokes about how Crocodile siding with the pirates instead of the World Government is "making me jealous".
    • Nami's fight with Kalifa. At one point, Nami admires how smooth Kalifa's skin must be and how she would want her to be her own Sexy Secretary. Lampshaded when she reminds herself that she isn't a Dirty Old Man.
    • Shiki and Roger. Shiki initially wanted Roger to join him (Roger fought back because it meant subordination), went on a rampage in Marineford to prevent Roger's execution, and the driving force behind his actions in the present is disappointment in how the seas without Roger have become.
    • Zoro and Tashigi. They seem impressed (to varying degrees) by each other's knowledge and commitment to swordsmanship when the first meet. Tashigi's resemblance to Kuina, Zoro's unwillingness to kill her, her mistaking this for chauvinism, and her subsequent The Only One Allowed to Defeat You attitude give their relationship some romantic subtext.
    • Also one between Trafalgar Law and Doflamingo, although it's mostly one-sided from Doffy's part. Law wants him dead, while Doffy wants him to be one of his subordinates... and he even chained Law to the heart seat of his castle. The fact that he saw Corazon (Law's idol)'s name on Law's shirt and spitefully shoots Law's back for it is often interpreted as jealousy.
  • Foe Yay Shipping: Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law, despite being introduced relatively late to One Piece fandom, have quickly become one of the most popular pairings of the Supernovas due in part to their position as reluctant and snarky Strange Bedfellows.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • In general, fans of Dragon Ball are usually fans of One Piece, due to the similar art style and tone. It helps that Eiichiro Oda practically idolizes Akira Toriyama.
    • There is pretty strong overlap between fandoms for One Piece and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, primarily on the basis that they both have very distinct art styles, that Eiichiro Oda and Hirohiko Araki are extremely pop culture savvy in regards to both Japanese and western media and flaunt it in their work whenever they can, and that both series are Long-Runners whose stories have only gotten wilder and wilder since they began.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The Marineford scenes where Blackbeard gains Whitebeard's quake powers and unleashes them on Marineford, causing Tsunamis to head towards Sabaody was aired shortly before the 9.0 Quake and Tsunami disaster in Japan.
  • Genius Bonus: For people who know chemistry, the drug NHC-10, which is highly addictive but sometimes used as medicine by certified doctors. The chemical name for methamphetamine, another highly addictive drug, is C10-H15-N, nearly NHC's reverse.
  • Growing the Beard:
    • Many fans note that One Piece really started coming into its own during the Arlong Arc (the first arc where Luffy and company profoundly stuck their noses out for someone who had been badly hurt and oppressed), and even after a few hundred chapters, simply hasn't stopped delivering in entertainment.
    • As for the anime, it really came to be its own series with the greater animation budget, fighting scenes and overall story with the beginning of the Water 7 arc.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • In the Jaya arc, Zoro brings up the possibility of getting a new ship, which Usopp yells at him for. Anybody who knows what happens to the Merry later on will find that brief moment to have a much stronger impact. This is compounded when Luffy reassures Usopp by calling Merry an irreplaceable member of the crew. Makes the future event of Usopp leaving the crew, and dueling Luffy even more heartbreaking.
    • In the Volume 15 SBS, Oda explains sailing ceremonies, where a bottle of liquor is broken against the bow of a new ship to celebrate its completion. If the bottle doesn't break, the ship is cursed with bad luck. Right after that, Oda drew a short scene where Kaya is performing the ceremony for the Going Merry. The bottle doesn't break.
    • In the Post-Enies Lobby arc, Zeff and co. of Baratie say that they will hang up the badly-drawn poster of Sanji and say that he lived and worked there. Much later on, Judge blackmails Sanji with a picture of Zeff, and reveals he knows all about the Baratie. The chefs' flaunting may have been what caused Big Mom's intel network to link Zeff and Sanji.
    • In the Sabaody Archipalego Arc, Duval wears an iron mask to hide his face because it looks exactly like the drawing used for Sanji's wanted poster. Turns out, Sanji was forced to wear an iron mask during his childhood because his father didn't want to see his face (both figuratively and literally).
    • In the Punk Hazard arc, when Momonosuke first encounters Luffy, he says that Luffy can't be a pirate because pirates are giant men, weighing 400 kg, and are more fierce looking. The man who best fits that description is Kaido, who we later find out, killed both of Momonosuke's parents.
    • In the Thriller Bark arc, Lola kept asking men (particularly strong men) to marry them, and the caption revealed that she did this over 4,000 times. The Totland arc reveals that by running away from an arranged marriage her mother Big Mom set up, she screwed up a very important political union that could have given her enough power to defeat her rivals and become Pirate King. In any case, Big Mom is still very sore about this, and Lola could be trying to make it up to her with her casual marriage proposals, unaware that her mother has disowned her and plans to kill her for her disobedience.
    • Also from the Thriller Bark arc, Sanji's claims that he wanted the Clear Clear Fruit to become a Super Hero/Peep on women in the bath become a lot less funny come the Totland Arc and The Reveal of Sanji's past and Germa 66. It's very likely that the idea of becoming invisible was very appealing for young Sanji for a completely different reason.
    • The Straw Hats find out in the Dressrosa Arc that women in Dressrosa are notoriously "passionate" and it's a common occurrence for them to stab men who cross them or just stab them in betrayal. Zoro comments that a Chivalrous Pervert type like Sanji will "get stabbed for sure" to which Sanji remarks that he wouldn't mind. It's funny at the time, but two arcs later Zoro's words echo when Sanji's chivalrous nature and soft spot for women ends up getting him metaphorically stabbed in the back by a very sadistic Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
    • Pedro's involvement in the siege of Zou, wherein both rulers got dismembered, becomes a whole lot worse to look back upon when you realize that wasn't the first or even worst near-death situation he got involved in. After failing to steal Big Mom's Poneglyphs, he suffered the loss of a comrade, 50 years of his life, and his eye.
    • One for the meta: when Jump likes to bring out their mascots, they have Kankichi and Luffy coming to a mutual respect and understanding in colored pictures. This is a bit sad when you realize that Kochikame was a Long Runner for quite a while and lived to see all of its major competitors die, only to be surrounded by a lot of new blood that fluctuated. It's easy for Luffy to be chummy with Kankichi then, since with over two decades over its belt and its second longest running companion being only eight years old at the time of Kochikame's ending, it looks like One Piece is headed the same way.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Fisher Tiger and Koala. Even after the ambush from returning Koala to her village by the Marines, he declared on his deathbed that she, not knowing of the hatred between humans and fishmen, represents the hope for a better future. Skip to fifteen years, and find out that Koala has joined the Revolutionaries, and when she's not starting uprisings against oppressive governments, she teaches Fishman Karate. She's also a good friend of Hack, a fishman who's an acquaintance of Jimbei's.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Veeery early on, at the end of the Arlong Park arc (remember that?), as the doctor is patching up Zoro after the battle, he wonders if they don't have a doctor in the crew. Luffy retorts that they could use one, but a musician is more important since "pirates need to sing". They ended up getting Chopper (doctor) long before they even met Brook (musician).
    • The correct spelling for Eneru's name is "Enel". Which is also Italy's biggest manufacturer and distributor of energy, especially electricity. Too bad that the Italian dub went with "Ener"...
    • The Big Bad of the Long Ring Long Land arc is a pirate named Foxy.
    • At the beginning of the Saboady Archipelago arc, Sanji kicks Duval's face enough to rearrange his facial structure and turn him into a Bishōnen. Duval becomes incredibly narcissistic over his newfound appearance and drops a line about possibly riding a white horse. Several arcs later, we are introduced to Cavendish, an even more narcissistic Bishounen who does in fact ride on a white horse.
    • The Return to Sabody Arc which features fake Straw Hats impersonating the crew to obtain minions becomes this when you realize Disney released a movie about their own version of pirates which involved a similar plot.
    • The second English dub for the series is this. In the early to mid-2000s, FUNimation was regarding with almost as much contempt as 4Kids because of their dub of Dragon Ball Z. Come 2007 when they got the rights for One Piece, there were cheers across the internet and FUNimation was held as heroes for saving the series in the West. (To be fair, though, they'd had already proved themselves capable of faithfully dubbing anime after DBZ, with their dubs of Yu Yu Hakusho and Fullmetal Alchemist being regarded as some of their best)
    • One early post-Time Skip SBS was a reader jokingly asking if Sanji's new character design, which puts his Peek-a-Bangs on the other side of his face, is actually "Sanji's long-lost brother Yonji". Come the Germa 66 Arc, and turns out, Sanji does have a brother named Yonji! Furthermore, it's revealed on the cover of Volume 84 that Yonji has green hair, and considering how much Sanji hates him, it suddenly makes a lot sense why he constantly mocks Zoro for his green hair. And it is hilarious.
    • In the Punk Hazard arc, Brook was angry at a dragon because it was disappointed at the fact that Brook was just bones. Come Zou, and Brook is being chased by dog minks because he is just bones.
    • A character from the anime's Filler G-8 arc was called "Commander Shepherd". Different spelling, yeah, but still, this was 3 years before Mass Effect.
    • In Thriller Bark, Nami pretend to be a man named "Namizou". Some time later, Nami was on Zou.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Tends to rise the farther along the Grand Line the Straw Hats sail, with a very sharp increase ever since Amazon Lily, and especially since the start of the Marineford arc. Post-timeskip? Off the charts.
    • The Marineford Arc in its entirety. Also know as "The Paramount War", the "War of the Best", and "The Holy Shit! Arc".
    • Later on Dressrosa Arc becomes about as big as the Marineford arc for this. Loads of fighters, thus loads of fight scenes, and no less than 3 Dark and Troubled Past (prominently Law's, in which it's revealed that he's a D) are shown here.
    • The Zou Arc marks the first time pirate bounties break into the billions. Not only that, but the highest revealed bounty to date was only about half as high- Ace's 550 million berries, who himself was one of the most infamous names of any pirate alive at the time simple due to his lineage. There is also the fact that this arc introduces a new kind of Poneglyph which are mission-critical to finding Raftel, and reveals that two are in the hands of an Emperor apiece, meaning that if the Straw Hats want to make it to One Piece, they MUST confront these Emperors and their forces on their home turf, and almost certainly will have to engage in fights against the Emperor themselves.
    • Totland Arc, seeing the very first time the Straw Hats are in a serious head-to-head confrontation against a Emperor, featuring much more explicit and repeated instances of death, and showcasing a villain with the power to instantly murder people, a gigantic family of equally capable pirates, three of which are on Jack's level, if not higher, a villainous organization of mercenaries threatening to conquer the North Blue that is being deceived, and at least three groups of people plotting to take down a common enemy. On top of all this, the unspoken bits of Sanji's past come into light and actually dwarf the Dark and Troubled Past he was first seen suffering in the Baratie Arc- in fact, they're a lead-in to this suffering that makes his ordeal of being marooned look like a gleeful walk in the park!
  • Ho Yay: Has its own page now.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks:
    • The Dressrosa arc gets some heat for being very similar to the Alabasta arc. The primary offenders being that Rebecca comes off as a Replacement Scrappy for Vivi, and that the role of the Donquixote Pirates as Dressrosa's villain is what Crocodile's Baroque Works would have been had the latter's plan actually succeeded in taking over Alabasta.
    • And again with the next arc, Whole Cake Island, where Sanji's situation resembles Robin's during the Water 7-Enies Lobby arc. However, this is mostly a surface complaint about a flipped script, as Sanji's conflict has to do with his family whereas Robin's conflict stemmed from lack of any left to go to. Plus, there's an Emperor involved in the mix, keeping things quite interesting.
  • It Was His Sled:
    • Going Merry gets replaced by the Thousand Sunny.
    • The identities of the 9 Strawhat crewmates.
    • There's a 2-year timeskip.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Montblanc Cricket had to deal with the shame of his heritage because of the legacy left behind by Norland. His own (original) crew abandoned him when he decided to resolve his issues with the shame placed upon his ancestor. He initially was annoyed with the Masira and Shoujou for being fans of the tale. But came to love them and admitted he was glad they came along as the loneliness after being abandoned by his original crew was unbearable.
    • Chapter #862 shows that Pudding is one. She spent years being abused by her family for her Third Eye, Big Mom included, until she snapped and became the sadistic actress we see in the present. Even after she earned her keep Big Mom still antagonizes her about not unlocking her eye's potential, and her role as the family's Honey Trap doesn't seem to help her sanity much either. When Sanji says her eye is beautiful, she breaks down on the altar and has her first real case of Inelegant Blubbering in the story.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Obvious joke aside, several major characters get this treatment, such as Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, Robin, Ace, Nami and Law.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: After the Marineford Arc, it's safe to say that Oda's subverted this one as much as possible. Prior to Marineford, in an inversion of this trope, characters that seemed almost certainly doomed in their last appearance (e.g.Pell at the end of the Alabasta Arc) had a tendency to suddenly turn up alive and well for no apparent reason. And then at Marineford two important characters were Killed Off for Real.
  • Macekre: The 4Kids dub gets a lot of flak for skipping entire arcs, unnecessary character name changes (Smoker gets Bowdlerized, which makes sense, but Ace is a problem?), bizarre whitewashing, and a host of other problems that are associated with the company.
  • Memetic Mutation: Has it's own page.
  • Misaimed Fandom:
    • The marines and pirates. Marines are often played by the fandom as evil people who are run by corrupt Jerk Asses and Smug Supers while the pirates are romanticized as freedom loving people who want to live life to the fullest outside the law. For the most part, the marines are portrayed as morally questionable to morally corrupt and several good pirate crews are seen such as the Straw Hats, Shanks' crew, and the Whitebeard Pirates. However, it is made clear that crews like the Straw Hats are exceptions and most pirates are evil, cruel, and murderous. Marines for the most part are good (or at least try to do the right thing) and want to protect people from pirates and other criminals. The dynamic between pirates and marines is more a case of Grey and Grey Morality, while fans tend to simplify it to pure Black and White.
    • Devil Fruits. Fans love seeing the abilities of a new Devil Fruit, or what crazy things an existing character has learned to do since their last appearance. There are also fans who think Logia have the best powers (due to their elemental nature and Nigh Invulnerability), while Paramecia Devil Fruits may receive some respect for their versatility, and Zoan Devil Fruits (with the exception of the rarer-than-Logia Mythical Zoan) are generally regarded as lackluster in comparison. There are even fans who believe Luffy has a terrible power, "only" being a rubber man. This is ignoring that it is stated in-universe that there is no such thing as a bad Devil Fruit, just lazy and unimaginative users who don't experiment to find new uses for their abilities the way Luffy, for example, does. Oda tries to drive the point home at the end of the Fishman Island Arc, when Caribou, a Logia-user that's overly confident in the Logia invicibility, gets utterly curbstomped every time he's on-screen, with Pekoms (who Caribou had immediately sold short for being a "mere" Zoan user) stating that "Logia-users that think themselves invincible don't go far in the New World" after taking down Caribou with one punch like the Logia was no big deal.
  • Misblamed: Those who don't like the Hotter and Sexier post-Time Skip female design often criticize Oda. While Oda is a self-admitted pervert and women have gotten curvier over the course of the story, he actually still does draw his women's breasts to be much smaller and at a more consistent size than Toei, who are the ones really responsible for ballooning up bust sizes.
  • Mondegreen: The opening to the 4Kids dub has the singer say "Ya-yo" throughout the song, but it sounds like he's saying "ga-go".
  • Narm: Now has its own page.
  • Narm Charm: You know how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works. Oda has an uncanny ability to make Inelegant Blubbering work.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • One Piece, and to a lesser extent, Oda, will always be known for ruining a perfectly established sacrifice by allowing Pell to somehow survive a nuclear blast despite last being seen carrying the bomb to a safe distance, and having it explode in the sky along with him. It's because of this particular incident that Nobody Can Die became relatively well-known throughout the series, and is described to be the worst Ass Pull that Oda ever wrote throughout the entire manga.
    • The utterly mismanaged mess that was the 4Kids version. What could've got the show a solid fanbase during the days when anime was a major boom completely tainted the series for many anime viewers with it's childish dub and set it back quite a ways while shows like Naruto and Bleach continued to gain favor in the U.S. By the time Funi picked up the series, that dub had to play catch up in a market that was shrinking and now over-saturated with a variety of anime that made it difficult to stand out. Granted the series did gain a fanbase in the U.S, but never to the extent Dragon Ball had when it hit the U.S airwaves.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Surprisingly, there is quite a bit.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: As hilarious/awful as the 4Kids dub was, it still attracted people who eventually became fans of the Japanese dub, the Funimation dub, or the manga.
  • Padding:
    • Since Toei Animation has pretty much abandoned all usage of long Filler Arcs ever since the Straw Hats separated, which previously allowed for the manga content to space itself out from the anime, this trope is Toei's current day answer to make sure that their anime adaptation never overtakes the manga. As a result, a single anime episode will go to great lengths to extend the content as much as possible to fit in one manga chapter's worth of content. Sometimes even less, which has resulted in the later Story Arcs of the series having more episodes than there are chapters. While this Padding technique can be looked at as completely justified, it can be grating as well since it causes the pace of the story to drop drastically.
    • For the Whole Cake Island Arc, Luffy, Nami, Chopper, and Carrot getting lost in an enchanted forest was used as a means to simply keep them preoccupied while Oda used that time to develop Sanji's current problem regarding his Vinsmoke family joining up with Big Mom.
  • Periphery Demographic: In Japan, One Piece is most often read by people who don't normally read manga. For very obvious reasons, it is especially popular with middle-aged housewives. Whole families read One Piece together. It helps that it's a notable Long Runner (over 20 years old!); people who started reading One Piece as kids might now have families of their own. Of course, it says something about the quality of One Piece that they are still reading.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Usopp had been unpopular with some sections of the audience prior to the Water 7 Arc. Then he took a flying leap off the slippery slope by quitting the Straw Hats in a moving but not particularly magnanimous fashion. Then he came back as Sogeking, rejoined the crew, and Took a Level in Badass or two. He has since been more well regarded by almost all sectors of the audience. (Except briefly during one incident in the Dressrosa Arc which arguably counts as Badass Decay).
  • Ron the Death Eater:
  • The Scrappy:
    • Absalom, the beast-faced man who sexually assaults Nami in the Thriller Bark Arc. The Scrappy to such a degree that Oda was shocked to receive fanart of him.
    • The Tontatta began to get on people's nerves when their gullibility, originally humorous for getting Robin to Jaw Drop, led to stupid decisions in more serious situations.
    • Hody Jones. Broken Base about his skills in battle aside, Hody is one of the least popular villains. His similarities to Arlong and frequent mention of Arlong just highlight how similar the two are. The fact that he even said humans never really did anything to him just made his tirade seem stupid and shallow, when we already saw that many Fishmen were victims of racism and slavery.
    • Hody's crew, the New Fishman Pirates, are disliked just as much, if not more. Not only are they just as racist as Hody, they receive very little characterization outside of a simple personality quirk, and said racism. This, along with their anticlimactic fights, make them the least popular villain group in the series.
    • Machvise gets a lot of hate for his Devil Fruit being derivative of Miss Valentine's, and not getting the same depth as some of the other characters in Dressrosa.
    • Edward Weevil, the new Warlord, isn't particularly well-liked either for being a heavyset Gonk with the intelligence of a child and proclaiming that he's the son of Whitebeard as he goes around attacking (and effortlessly destroying) Whitebeard's crews, qualities of which have not endeared him to fans in the slightest. There's also a fear that, as Weevil is the last of the Warlords to be introduced and seemingly one of the strongest, better-liked characters such as Marco and Vista will get Worfed to build up his hype. However, some fans see him and his mother Bakkin as a loving homage to Babidi and Majin Buu, being a case of a highly-destructive and powerful individual being (with the same voice actor) used by a pathetically weak but very dangerously evil mastermind in a case of brains and brawn working together, and are waiting to see them in action.
    • Momonosuke gets a lot of hate due to being a Dirty Kid who uses his cuteness to get away with oggling the Straw Hat ladies' breasts.
  • Signature Scene: One Piece has a ton of these. The more notable ones being:
    • Gold Roger's execution, especially since his last words are what instigate the plot.
    • All the Straw Hats have one.
      • Shanks passing down his straw hat to Luffy is easily a cover shot for the series.
      • Luffy as he first sets out to sea on his little boat where he uses Gum Gum Pistol to knock away a Sea Monster. The odd thing about this scene was that the anime actually skipped this at the start of the series, but we got to see it much, MUCH later when they adapted the Luffy/Ace/Sabo flashback arc.
      • Luffy bursting out of a barrel and loudly announcing what a great nap he had. It's even more iconic for the anime, since it was his first onscreen appearance.
      • Luffy's first battle with Crocodile, which ends with Luffy being impaled on Crocodile's hook.
      • The finale of the third Luffy vs. Crocodile fight, especially in the anime with New World Symphony playing during the confrontation.
      • Both instances where Luffy clobbered Bellamy in one punch.
      • Luffy discovering he is totally immune to Enel's Devil Fruit, causing him to pull a hysterical Wild Take.
      • Luffy defeating Enel, causing the Shandian bell to ring.
      • Luffy's Gear Second pose.
      • Luffy's final onslaught against Rob Lucci.
      • Zoro meeting Tashigi, then testing the curse of Sandai Kitetsu.
      • Zoro holding his sword up, swearing to Luffy he will never lose again, after getting defeated by Mihawk.
      • Zoro claiming Ryuma's sword for himself, then later burying the one Shu rusted away.
      • Zoro standing tall, his body completely destroyed after fighting Ryuma, Oars with Moria, Kuma, and then taking all of Luffy's damage taken from all his previous battles. It marked the first time in the series Luffy didn't fight with the strongest villain of the arc, and one of the other Straw Hats surpassed him in feats.
      • Zoro taking out Hody Jones. WITH ONE SLASH. UNDERWATER. This is the scene that let us know just how powerful the Straw Hat Pirates got.
      • Sogeking's debut. Made even more glorious in the anime.
      • Usopp's apology to the crew for leaving them at Water Seven.
      • Usopp, much like Luffy with Enel, discovering that Perona's Devil Fruit won't work on him, triggering a Wild Take exactly the same as Enel's.
      • Usopp using his "Ten Ton Hammer" and "Golden Pound" technique to (gently) finish off Perona.
      • Usopp causing Sugar to freak out. Later followed by Usopp unlocking his Observation Haki without knowing it, then causing a repeat of Sugar's freakout.
      • Sanji's tearful farewell on all fours to Zeff and the Baratie crew.
      • The reveal that Duval's face matches Sanji's terrible composite sketch, and Sanji subsequently rearranging it.
      • Sanji's rapturous reaction to arriving at Fishman Island and meeting its mermaid locals.
      • Sanji's sorrowful reconciliation with Luffy in Totland.
      • Nami's breakdown leading her to finally ask Luffy for help, to defeat Arlong.
      • Nami hugging Luffy, in tears over the fact she must now tell him Sanji parted from the crew.
      • Chopper looking at Drum Island covered in Cherry Blossoms, seeing the Doctor's dream come true.
      • Chopper's very first use of Monster Point in combat.
      • Vivi's tearful breakdown after Luffy challenges her beliefs of fighting on her own without anyone dying as foolish, and making her realize she has friends willing to help her fight Crocodile together.
      • Vivi's screaming to the crowd of Albasta's people to stop fighting.
      • Robin's declaring to the rest of the crew she wants to live, at Enies Lobby.
      • Robin's overjoyed reaction after Luffy defeats Rob Lucci and he screams out to her that they're all going back together.
      • Franky's initial debut as a villain.
      • Franky going into a fit of rage at the sight of the Franky House in ruins.
      • Franky's "star pose". Especially the first time, when the Square Sisters accompany him and he's pissed at Luffy for the attack on the Franky House.
      • Franky burning the blueprints to Pluton.
      • Franky's joining the crew involving the stealing of his swim briefs. As well as the torturing of a sensitive place.
      • Brook asking Luffy if he may join the crew, while playing the piano during the Thriller Bark celebration part.
      • Brook saying farewell to his now properly buried crew on Thriller Bark.
    • Shanks losing an arm to protect Luffy from a Sea Monster, which solidified his Parental Substitute badass status to Luffy.
    • Monkey D. Dragon's first appearance in Loguetown.
    • The crew departing from Alabasta, holding their arms up with the X mark towards Vivi.
      • Vivi's tearful farewell to rest of the crew as well, as their honorary member, along with Carue.
    • Going Merry's funeral, the crew watching the ship burn as to remember their adventures with her.
      • The construction of the Thousand Sunny, and its christening.
    • Garp identifying himself as Luffy's grandfather and confirming Luffy's heritage to Dragon as his son.
    • The crew receiving bounty posters for the first time.
      • The reissue of the crew's bounty posters post-time skip.
    • The first appearance of a mermaid in the series, a rather ghastly one at that, courtesy of Kokoro; so mortifying that when the crew meets a hot young mermaid later, Zoro deletes it from memory and considers this their first true meeting of a mermaid.
    • Ace's death, which marked the first time in the series that someone important in the current timeline was Killed Off for Real. More specifically, the shot of Luffy screaming in the air, crying, as he holds his lifeless body.
    • Whitebeard's death, the first time a truly major figure to the scope of the overall world of One Piece fell.
    • Blackbeard revealing he can use multiple Devil Fruit powers and stole Whitebeard's upon his death.
    • Shanks singlehandedly (literally, given his one-armed state) stopping the Marineford War.
    • In the flashback, Luffy, Ace, and Sabo, becoming brothers over three cups of sake.
    • Luffy's very first Gum Gum Red Hawk against Hody (this changes in the anime, where Byrndi World is the villain who caused Luffy to discover how to use this punch), and later his Elephant Gatling, is also very well-known.
    • Sabo being revealed to be alive, and coming back with a triumphant return as a member of the Revolutionary Army.
      • Sabo eating Ace's Devil Fruit.
    • GEAR! FOURTH! We have been waiting for TEN YEARS for this moment to happen. It signified that shit is about to go down in Dressrosa. As well as ICHIDAI SANZEN DAISEN SEKAI.
    • Doflamingo's defeat. Punched out of the sky by Gum Gum King Kong Gun.
    • Fujitora directly disobeying Akainu.
    • Kaido's suicide attempt off a sky island, and surviving.
    • The scene where the Straw Hat Grand Fleet is formed by exchanging follower's sake cups.
    • Ryuunosuke's struggle-filled climb up Zou's leg and subsequent farewell.
    • The entire Mink Tribe being revealed to be natural-born capable fighters instead of pushovers.
    • Jack's debut, which coincided with the first revealed bounty to enter the billion-berry tier.
    • Capone Bege opening fire on Pekoms.
    • Sanji choosing to part ways with his crew when Bege spills the beans about his lineage and reveals his arranged wedding.
    • Raizou-dono is safe!
    • Raizo's debut, wherein he was praised by the most childish of the Straw Hats.
    • Zou attacking Jack in a glorious retaliatory fashion.
    • Big Mom's formal debut, wherein she is currently in the middle of a batshit insane rampage and kills one of her own sons.
    • The horrifying reveal attached to Charlotte Pudding, which itself comes with several plot bombs that leave Sanji in tears.
    • Jinbei's epic stare-down with Big Mom.
  • So Bad, It's Good:
    • The Singaporean English dub by Odex. There's a particular moment you can hear the Japanese voice track (around 1:44 in the video), but with the volume turned down.
    • The 4Kids dub is this for some as a way to heckle at, and the addicting rap.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: There are instances of characters being introduced with hints of backstories, intriging designs, and character quirks only to be completely dropped soon after. The most egregious example are the General Zombies of Thriller Bark, who literally had a bridge dropped on them. Well, bits of a bridge, anyway. The same goes for the many pirates introduced in the Marineford Arc. But there's plenty more where that came from.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • The Mr. 7 and Miss Father's Day vs Usopp sniper fight that never was.
      • Heck, every skipped number and holiday in Baroque Works (2 doesn't have a partner, filling both roles as a self-proclaimed queer). Notably, Oda had designs for Mr. 10 and his partner Mrs. Mother's Day that didn't make it into the story.
    • Oda's side story for Enel seems to be deliberately mired in things that are inexplicable, which involves him going to the moon, being able to breathe just fine, meeting weird cartoonish aliens, and finding a hidden city of robots. Not only does it make absolutely no sense at all, but it touches upon a place that doesn't even pertain to the actual planet where One Piece takes place, and opens a giant can of worms about what all is going on in the greater scope of things. Yet, it's so heavily removed from the main story that no one in the story has ever thought about what lies on the moon except for Enel himself.
    • Punk Hazard could have made for a decent character arc for Chopper if Oda had delved deeper into the opposing doctors relationship between him and Caesar Clown taking care of the giant kids, but was completely thrown out the window after Mocha survived the "candy" overdose. It instead had to wait until the Zou arc, when Caesar's lack of cooperation would have meant the death of the Minks, and Chopper finally took a well-deserved swing at him.
      • Oda suddenly having Franky go off to check on the Sunny, only to be absent from the arc for many chapters afterward and not turn up until much later near the end, just because there wasn't any big role for him to play story-wise.
    • Dressrosa suffers from many problems as seen in the Arc Fatigue example above, but Rebecca's character arc getting completely hijacked by her father, Kyros, to get revenge on her mother's killer against Diamante is easily one of the biggest disappointments of the entire Story Arc, and a reason why her character receives flak for being given no moments to shine on her own and instead ends up being the one character who keeps getting beat down and crying throughout the arc, earning very little respect for showing absolutely no salt in her veins.
    • The Barto Club parting ways with the Straw Hats at Zou was mainly a thinly-veiled excuse to get a group of superfluous characters away from the main plot, who by their own admission felt they were getting in the way of things, but one can't help but wonder what would have happened had they stuck around.
    • Luffy's losing a tooth during the Totto Land arc led many to believe that he was eventually going to get a replacement gold tooth. Turned out it was simply leading up to a "Drink lots of milk!" joke, which restored the tooth to normal. It just goes to show that the fans got a little too overzealous with the theory mill again.
    • A lot of people feel this way about that infamous moment in One Piece Film: Z where Zephyr reveals a newly-appointed Warlord was responsible for killing all but two of the Marine rookies under his command aboard one of their vessels and cut off his hand. So far, neither the canon nor non-canon have sorted this out- though the one thing that does seem to connect is that the attacker in question might be Edward Weevil, whose violence and body counts correspond with the massacre on the Marines' ship.
  • Unfortunate Implications: While there has always been some controversy about Oda's portrayal of females (namely their near homogenized designs compared to the wide variety of males and Oda's alleged protectiveness from serious injuries since his daughter's birth), complaints have reached a head during the Dressrosa arc.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • As per typical of most Shonen series, an uninitiated American might be surprised that such a bright, colorful show that's ostensibly "made for kids" (according to Oda himself) features swearing, alcohol use, heavy tobacco use, scantily clad women, and the occasional Family-Unfriendly Violence like bloody mid-combat amputations- all of which have increased over the series' run. The most dissonant value though would probably have to be the buxom, Stripperific, and Male Gaze prone Rebecca (among a few other teens like Vivi and Shirahoshi, who often had the 19/21 year old Sanji hitting on them) who's only 16 years old, which would be a major no-no on a kid's network in the West. So it's no surprise that, aside from Funimation, this show largely gets Bowdlerised whenever it's green-lit for America.
    • Child discipline is another area. It's not uncommon in One Piece to see a loving parental figure hit their child at least once or even actually beat them frequently, such as Garp, Zeff, or Bellmere. Disciplining through violence in Japan, however, is largely seen as perfectly acceptable as long as it's warranted and done to make the kid a better person. Out West, however, this depiction of parenting is far more likely to be scrutinized as child abuse regardless of the preceding circumstances.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Any scene animated by Naotoshi Shida, like Luffy kicking Hody to save Neptune, or his first transformation into Gear Fourth.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?:
    • The Punk Hazard arc, full stop. Giant skulls. Dragons. Flying bird lady things. Gas mask men who are lamb people underneath. Centaurs. Giant kids in a nursery. Moving, talking blob who is the leader of said lamb people. Giant, frozen corpses. Franky's beetle-jaw hairstyle?
    • Outside that particularly... vivid arc, there have been islands in the sky (a habitat for giant birds with key-shaped beaks, along with bizarre fish such as "Skysharks"), a hypnotist that moonwalks everywhere he goes, a man who tried to turn the main characters into a giant wax sculpture, and snails as long distance communication. Our heroes include a rubber man, a skeleton with an afro, a Speedo-wearing cyborg, and a reindeer doctor. Many of these individuals gained their powers by eating a mystical fruit, which has also been shown to be able to be "eaten" by things like guns and swords.
  • The Woobie: Almost everyone. Really, if a character isn't a bad guy, or if he/she is a bad guy for a solid excuse, about 95% of the time you'll want to just drop everything and give them a big bear hug.
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