Disclaimer: I'm a self-proclaimed HUGE OP and Usopp fan, so don't get pissy about me making this. I'm just a really really dissapointed fan-boy. Am I the only one who's pretty fucking dissapointed with Usopp's character this arc? He never EVER got his moment to shine. After getting his ass beaten by the Franky Family twice, getting defeated by Luffy, being used as a freaking sword, then getting tossed aside like a piece of trash when he finally gets his chance to fight he STILL doesen't get his moment. Not even once. And it's not the fact that he suffered all these mishaps that bothers me, it's the fact that we were lead to believe this was all buildup for some incredible climax at Enies Lobby. But no. It was just sadism on Oda's part to reassure our notions that Usopp is little more than the comedy relief and the 'pratfall' guy. SIGH. The worst thing about it all is that much of the aforsaid situations never even had to happen. I mean was there any reason why Usopp had have his ass kicked by Jyabura? It's obvious at this point that he could never have won that so why then was he put in that situation? Oda could have (and should have) put Sanji in those cuffs. There was NO reason why he had to get a 10 finger shigan. And before anyone chimes in about it, I'm AWARE that he burned the flag and shot Spandam a few times but it's just not enough. Not after his character had his ass beaten for two whole damn years, to say nothing of the fact that's his dream/purpose is to become a freaking strong fighter. If any character did not deserve to be snubbed like that, it would be Usopp.