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Luffy: (shaking Evan and with shining eyes) "YOU CAN WALK ON WATER!? YOU REALLY CAN!?"
Evan: (dizzily) "G-gah..! Yes! Now let me go!"
Luffy: "SO COOL!"
Sanji: (sweatdropping) "Is he always like this, Zoro?"
Zoro: "As far as I can tell, yes... It defies natural logic."
One of Evan's first conversations with the Straw Hat Pirates

Luffy: (to Johnny) "Oi, don't talk about my navigator like that. She likes money, but she only steals from pirates,\\ understand me? And she's definitely not a witch!"
Johnny: "B-but I saw her stab...!"
Luffy: (in sudden primal rage) "RRRAAAAGH!"
Dashes to Johnny, grabs him and winds back for a punch
Zoro:(placing a gentle but firm hand on Luffy's shoulder) "Oi, stop it. It's not Johnny you should be fighting."
Johnny: "Don't believe me if you want, but I swear that's what I saw! Big Bro Usopp was stabbed in the chest by-!"
Luffy: (furious) "CUT THE BULLCRAP! NAMI WOULD NEVER KILL USOPP! THEY'RE NAKAMA, AND NO ONE I PICKED WOULD EVER DARE KILL THEIR OWN NAKAMA!"
Nami: (walking up to the crew) "Who's nakama, Luffy?"
...
Zoro: "Damn it, woman, quit lying out your ass!"
Sanji kicks him; they start fighting
Evan: "WOULD YOU TWO JUST SHUT THE HELL UP AND NOT FIGHT EACH OTHER AT A TIME LIKE THIS!?"
Zoro: (glaring at Evan) "You know, Nami's right about you. You don't know anything about us. Stay out of our business."
Luffy: "SHUT UUUUUUUUP!"
Everyone freezes and shuts up, then looks at Luffy
Luffy: "Evan's right. He may've only been with us for not even a day, but he's completely right about that. You guys can fight each other whenever you want to, but now is not the time. Calm down and let Nami explain herself."
Evan proving he can fit in just as much as the rest of the crew, his first meeting with Nami

Sanji: (to Evan) "So, anyway, why did you decide to join this crew?"
Evan: "...Eh?"
Sanji: "You heard me. What purpose does an average guy like you have to join a pirate crew?"
Evan pauses to think
Evan: "I want... I... I'm not entirely sure. Part of me leaped at the opportunity to travel with such an amazing group of people like you..."
Zoro blinks questioningly
Evan: (lying) "I've heard stories about the great Roronoa Zoro ending his bounty hunting career to become a pirate himself - - news like that travels fast, after all - - and figured whoever he joined must've been equally amazing, if not more so. Plus I've also heard about a new pirate crew taking down big name East-Blue pirates. I've always been pretty smart, so it was a simple matter of putting two and two together. Anyway, a part of me jumped at that offer, but... that's not quite all there is to it, either. I think I also saw it as a chance to escape the really boring life I'd lead before that. I always loved to travel but didn't get the chance to do so often; joining you guys seemed like a good way around that."
Zoro: "And there's more than that, too?"
Evan: "Y-Yeah, I think... I'm not sure, but... I think the largest reason I joined your pirate crew is because I want to see all the incredible things the world has to offer, and to tell stories about them to share with other people."
Evan explaining his reasons for joining the Straw Hats as well as his dream
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