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Mindshattered is a One Piece Fan Fic by Velkyn Karma, taking place after the Strawhat separation on Sabaody and quickly veering in Alternate Universe territory.

Feeling one of their crewmates in trouble, a small group composed of Sanji, Luffy, Nami, Usopp and Brook decides to go and help. The result is Sanji reliving one of his worst nightmares, Zoro having to put himself together and a very persistent bounty hunter trailing the Strawhats to claim his prize back... and maybe more.

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After finishing the fic with 17 chapters, the author wrote two sequels: The Panaceam Report and Espionage

Contains examples of:

  • Adult Fear: Starvation. Sanji had to live through this, and now one of his crewmates suffered the same fate while he wasn't there to help.
    • Even worse, Zoro was deliberately tortured by a bounty hunter wanting any crumb of information about the crew. Needless to say, he's not happy when he comes back to his lair to find his prey fled and immediately starts to tag him.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: The Alchemist's fighting style is learning as much he can about his adversary then playing on his weakness to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle. He's quite disgruntled and out of his depths when his prey does something unexpected.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Starvation is about as cruel a way to die as any.
  • Death by Adaptation: Perona. The Strawhats managed to rescue Zoro, but they came too late for her.
    • Due to the Dead: After Zoro recovers, Sanji takes the crew back to the island to give her a proper burial.
  • I Gave My Word: Luffy isn't happy about Sanji hiding the truth about Zoro's ordeal but lets him off the hook because promises are Serious Business.
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  • Iron Woobie: Zoro was really put through the blender here, being tortured until he snitched on his crewmates and blaming himself for not being strong enough to resist. Being Zoro, he refuses to lay down and die.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Zoro's reaction about him finally breaking and betraying his crewmates. Unrelenting abuse is no excuse, damnit!
    • Luffy is devastated when his attempt to help his first mate on the road to recovery only manages to make Zoro so sick the swordsman almost dies.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: As he was unaware of refeeding syndrome, Luffy gives a snack to Zoro to help him to go better. The swordsman enters into shock and almost dies because of it.
  • Nothing Personal: The Alchemist is flat-out cold about torturing his unfortunate prisoners, he only wants information and feels no pleasure about it. When he comes back in the third part, he has no problems working with his previous victims. Zoro on the other hand...
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  • Only Known by Their Nickname: The Alchemist's birth name is actually Magnus Panaceam, which plays a role in the first sequel.
  • Papa Wolf: Luffy and Sanji when they finally meet the Alchemist. Never smackdown was so deserved.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Luffy deciding to watch over Zoro when Sanji goes to sleep doesn't want to disturb the cook, so decides he can prepare a snack for him and the swordsman on his own. The result is Zoro going into shock because of refeeding syndrom and Sanji very much tears Luffy a new one over it.
  • Secret Keeper: After hearing what happened with the Alchemist, Sanji cannot explain the situation to the crew because Zoro made him promise he would keep mum.
  • Shown Their Work: The author made in-depths research about starvation and its consequences for this fic.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Sanji is irate after learning the Alchemist poisoned Zoro's food to break him further. And of course, there's the little matter of him almost killing his crewmate...
    • Actually, the whole crew is baying for the Alchemist's blood. You do not mess with a Strawhat if you like living.
    • An unexpectedly sweet version in the first sequel, when Luffy says he won't accept Zoro not trusting his crewmates to help him with his grief a second time.
  • Tranquil Fury: Luffy goes still when he sees the Alchemist threatening Zoro and Usopp. As anyone will say you, a still Luffy is bad news.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Sanji doesn't hit Luffy when the captain's carelessness endangers Zoro's recovery, but only because he flat-out states he's going to do it if Luffy doesn't leave the room.
    • In the first sequel, Luffy goes ballistic over Zoro hiding the fact he delivered information under torture... because the swordsman was in pain all along over it and his unaware crewmates couldn't help him to move on.
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