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Discussion in 'Ohara Library' started by Astro, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Astro Indubitable

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    What is everyone's feelings on the whole splitting of the crews. In days past I was a fan of this idea and it allowed the SH to develop organically. With the whole cast meeting in the final third with their respective accomplishments. However, all I am afraid this is going to be a continuation of the Luffy show. Lets be honest with ourselves outside Brook & Carrot this group with Luffy cannot carry a franchise by themselves. They are either cowardly, boring and in the case of Sanji regressed to the point of ineptitude. Personally I'd rather have those guys move Nami, Chopper & Carrot move as a group. Whilst Brook and Sanji aka the Perverted Gentlemen on the other.
     
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  2. Kinjin Silver Bullet

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    >Carrot
    >can carry the franchise

    NOX pls

    I mean they could still be on the ship. Probably not :noah
     
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  3. Zeta42 Hentai

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    Reminder that the crew hasn't been together since 2013, the moment they docked at Dressrosa.
     
  4. Soca The Mud and the Oil Super Moderator

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    They were together at Zou, sir :dafuq
     
  5. Zeta42 Hentai

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    No, they weren't. By the time Luffy's team arrived, Sanji was already gone.
     
  6. Soca The Mud and the Oil Super Moderator

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    He wasn't part of the crew anymore so technically they were all together :cantrustleme
     
  7. BlueDemon Demon

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    Holy sheet.

    I want them to get together and stay together already.
     
  8. Kamina. Ruler of the Tower

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    split luffy off by himself and off panel anything he does and i'll be happy.
     
  9. DeVision dreamer

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    Cannot quit without the captains permission. So @Zeta42 is right. You lost this time Marc.
     
  10. Punk Zebra Earth's CEO

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    You have a problem with the MC?
     
  11. Kamina. Ruler of the Tower

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    He was bearable in the past but we're literally at the point where Oda jerks off Luffy constantly while the rest of the crew is either sent away or nonexistent for the arc.

    This is honestly the last chance for Oda to show that the rest of the crew is going to get some time to shine, if Zoro doesn't get it in Wano the rest of the crew is fucked.
     
  12. Muah HADE BARA BOGE PYA

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    If tbey did split up i hope its like this. It seemes like since dressrosa everybody has been running around in chaos. Lets be honest some groups do better than others.

    Luffy
    Usopp
    Sanji
    Is the best group.

    Nami and Zoro

    Luffy and franky
    The retardedness has to be balanced towards the middle.
     
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  13. Kobe █▄█▄█ █ █▀█

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    It's been difficult to give them proper panel time once the crew ballooned on top of all the side characters freeloading off of them.

    I don't mind Luffy being alone. His dumbassness usually results in good laugh. I hope we get to see some CoC action.
     
  14. Amatérasu’s Son Redbeard

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    As someone who grew up on Scooby Doo, I am violently opposed to splitting up the team on principle.

    I much prefer having the unit together for the majority of the arc.

    However, if the crew must be split up, I would prefer that they accomplish major objectives separately. It was done best at Alabasta and Enies Lobby.

    I guess my point is, no more arcs where half of the damn crew is on a completely different island.
     
  15. Astro Indubitable

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    I'd rather have

    A. Usopp - Brooke - Sanji. This is the comedic trio and the most well rounded. Sniper. Swordsman. Martial Artist.
    B. Nami - Carrot. Girl Power. We have CQC and strong mink and cowardly AOE weather soceress
    C. Robin - Luffy. She entertains his nonesense and the two are the most adventurous. Luffy is a trouble magnet which means Robin should get some time to shine.
    D. Zoro - Franky - Chopper. In the case of the first two they are the hardmen of the crew. They work for a while but in the end agree working alone is best. Additionally they have some obscure albeit amazing powers to bounce of each other [Asura - General Franky - Monster Chopper].

    Law would ideally be in group C but in the end he bounced around with the various crews.

    @White Rabbit look at this disrespect to the queen.

    True. I just feel Luffy needs someone else to help capitalize on the shine. It worked well for Nami. Hell even Sanji looked amazing when he jumped out with him to face MUM. Imagine someone who has had no significant fighting presence like Robin with him. Honestly, the last time we saw this two interact properly was in Punk Hazard. Before that it was that non canon time Luffy inquired about reading. Before that I'd say post Dressrosa.

     
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  16. White Rabbit Oki Doki

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    Your Bicepsification seems complete bro. You should feel ashamed. :martin

    See what you've done @Black Rabbit. You should feel ashamed too. :martin

    :martin
     
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  17. White Rabbit Oki Doki

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    Anyway, here my faction:

    -Luffy with his crustacey bro



    -The others

     
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  19. Amatérasu’s Son Redbeard

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    I have no idea how to feel about that picture.

    :wat
     
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    I like it. Oda's been splitting them up to have them grow individually so that when they combine again they can REALLY do badass things. Think of Sasuke and Naruto being split up so they can grow.

    The SH unit is strong as a whole but this is gonna make them even stronger so that the next time a Kuma/Kizaru encounter happens they'll be ready and able to conquer them. Remember how Doflamingo was saying if worse comes to worst they'll have to jump Fujitora, that's where I feel the Strawhats are at now.

    After this Wano arc they'll be able to jump a Yonko and win. That's big for a crew.
     
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    I don't think their separation was the primary reason for their growth.

    My issue is that they spend so much time separated that we don't get that much crew interaction anymore, and their power is split when up against unexpected threats.
     
  22. TheOmega Real Nigga

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    It's the old growth through handicapped scenarios that the Japanese love so much
     
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    Is that why Zoro spent the whole Super Rookies saga injured?
     
  24. Canute87 Nuke Imminent

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    when they meet up again it's going to be one epic moment.
     
  25. Edward Teach Well-Known Member

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    Honestly...

    I see two reasons for their separation..


    One. They are too strong of a crew right now. If the whole crew was on dressrosa. They would have fucked doffy and his entire army without the help of anyone..

    Two and the main reason.. shit needs to start moving. Like.. the absence of the curly group on dressorsa set the motion of zou and WCI.

    The absence of Zoro and his group set the motion of wano. Zoro cutting down that place and its people was probably a declaration of war against the shogun
     
  26. Superstars Well-Known Member

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    As if the crew being split up or together makes or breaks the story.

    We've seen terrible arcs with them together.
     
  27. TheOmega Real Nigga

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    Yup. Even now we have him holding back with one eye closed
     
  28. Amatérasu’s Son Redbeard

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    I don't think anyone would dispute that.

    Oda will probably do it in a critical moment for added action movie awesomeness. Now that I'm thinking about it, Zoro getting his whole team into deep shit with this jailbreak and then Luffy's squad showing up like some big damn pirates would work nicely.

    I have to admit I like that reason.

    Do you mean "set into motion" or "set the pace"?

    In any event, I would think that Wano was sufficiently set up without having to cut Luffy off from the remainder of his team.



    So you think it's sealed instead of a training injury too.
     
  29. Edward Teach Well-Known Member

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    Set into motion I guess.

    Yes Kaidou already hates Luffy and wants him dead. But that's just Kaidou.

    Zoro basically declared war against he Shogun's regime. Luffy indirectly fucked with Kaidou by fucking with Doffy and now Zoro is fucking with Kaidou by fucking with the Shogun and his men.

    Unless that place and the men that held Zoro got nothing to do with the shogun then I dont know.

    But I'm sure that Zoro's group did not simply wait for Luffy to arrive. Luffy is coming to take the wheel but the car Is moving already.
     
  30. Amatérasu’s Son Redbeard

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    I was thinking that dude's just the local po-po or some corrupt ass magistrate. Especially since he got bodied. Though he might turn around whining to his cousin the Shogun and end up being this arc's Spandam.

    Well the crew was doing groundwork, intel, getting the lay of the land, and in Robin's case working on infiltrating the Shogun's HQ.
     
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