- Creator Worship: He's the 31st most popular character in One Piece, despite not being an option on the poll, some fans have called him the Jesus of shonen. Oda himself acknowledges this: In one of the SBS pages, one fan asked what his greatest treasure is. His response: "My treasure? Of course, it's ALL YOU READERS."
- Critical Research Failure: When asked what nation each Straw Hat would be from, he states Usopp is from the continent Africa. Though he probably knew what he was saying when he said Africa. Check out the One Piece Fridge page for more.
- Memetic Mutation: Oda never forgets. A reference to the fact that characters or plot points introduced in bit parts in the earliest chapters of the manga will often turn up later and prove to have had HUGE importance; for example, Laboon, the giant whale the crew met when first entering the Grand Line, is connected to Brook, who appears nearly four hundred chapters later.
- Tough Act to Follow: Defied. Oda has said that once One Piece is finished, he won't be doing anymore mangas to avoid this.
YMMV / Eiichiro Oda