One Piece: Is Oda having too much trouble killing his characters? – melty

By sydney

– Posted on 28 Nov 2022 at 12:29

Does Eiichiro Oda abuse with resurrections, and impossible deaths? When we do a little retrospective of the saga, that’s what seems to appear!

This is one of Eiichiro Oda’s most famous statements. “I don’t like to draw scenes in which characters die. What I like are parties and banquets after the victory” he had thus explained a few years ago. We have indeed seen few people die throughout the Mugiwara’s journeys – which in particular made Ace’s death so incredibly memorable. But if we had integrated this data, unpleasant for some, we can also observe over time an opposite trend, which is the return of characters that we thought were dead. We obviously think at this level in Sabowhich is somewhat unsinkable, but also recently in chapter 1066 dealing with Ohara’s knowledge to an individual who appears to be Jaguar D. Saul, who was supposed to have been killed by Kuzan. Is Oda going too far with these character returns from the dead?

It must be said that to give relief to certain characters, they must have lived through traumatic experiences. One can sympathize with Robin in his suffering following the destruction of Ohara because of the death of his mother and Jaguar D. Saul. If the latter is finally very much alive (and waiting for the archaeologist in Elbaf), we risk being less and less hyped by the multiplication of armor plots.

And above all, what does this say about the continuation of the work of One Piece?

Which characters will still survive, and live again?

We can’t help but think of major characters who disappeared after the fall of Onigashima, namely Big Mom and Kaido. The fact of not announcing them dead (unlike Izo, Ashura and Hawkins) is it a way for Oda to prepare for a potential return of these two monsters? Perhaps for the final battle against the world government?

And above all, does this mean that there will be no more significant deaths? Like, for example, Shanks?