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What a chapter.

Finally, the Robin fiight! :wavyyay:
I dont see how Sanji was pathetic.. he traded the fight to others who can finish it, and went to fight someone who he can fight with and win.
Also, I lolled at his reaction when Robin thanked him. :pikajoy:

Whatwhathwaat Yamatos shirt? Momo just vanished there. :pikajoy:


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This is everything I needed to see Oda do with Nico Robin. Please let her look amazing in this fight.


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MagicalMelancholy wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:26 pm
ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN ROBIN
Okay I think I'm done screaming. Anyway holy shit Robin was so amazing this chapter! And Sanji calling for help, that was a great moment for him! I know people aren't too keen on him doing so, but sometimes the best Ws are in character development. And it means ROBIN GETS A FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think every fan thinks it's been WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY too long since Robin's last legit 1v1 fight. She wanted to make her crew role "assassin" for crying out loud. She almost becomes hax level if she ever gets high levels of busoushoku, but that's probably for much later down the line. Can't wait to see some of what Robin learned from training under the RA.
MagicalMelancholy wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:26 pm
I've noticed sort of a theme with that sort of thing. Like Chopper embraces his monstrous side for the sake of the crew, and now we see Robin doing a similar sort of thing.
Yup! Brook had something similar when he unlocked the ice aspect of his fruit ability too.
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Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:45 pm
The major character leap in this chapter is Sanji asking a woman for help. Even at the start of Wano, if you'd said "Sanji will ask Robin to save him 100 chapters from now", the response from most readers would be "I'll have whatever you're smoking". However, when you take into account all the information we got about him in WCI, combined with his efforts to reconcile with his past in Wano alone (for example, wearing the Raid Suit), it's not as big of a stretch as it may seem, and is a big step towards him "completing" his character arc. Let me explain:

Sanji's chivalry has always revolved around the idea of him "loving all the ladies", as he says in this chapter. When you look at his backstory, it's a combination of Zeff's principles (never kicking a lady) and the strong sense of debt he feels towards his female relatives, who were the only people to show him kindness growing up, that have fed into his "ladies man" persona. As I said earlier, Sanji, by principle, will not harm a woman, and will not allow a woman to put themselves in a position of harm for him. Sanji has always conflated "not hurting a woman" with "not allowing a woman to fight when he's present". However, in WCI, we realise that women have been fighting to protect Sanji in the most crucial moments of his life (and no, I'm not talking about Nami vs. Khalifa). Sanji's mother gives her life to ensure that he's born with human emotion. Reiju is responsible for allowing him to leave Germa and join Zeff. Nami, who Sanji has the softest spot for of any woman he's encountered, is a pivotal figure in the WCI mission and in getting him back. Even Pudding ends up deciding to work alongside him, despite originally wanting nothing more than to kill him. Being able to be in situations where he's fighting alongside women (i.e., during the Tea Party) allows Sanji to trust in women's strength more (he has been very bad at doing this in the past), and even though he still isn't comfortable with the idea of a woman getting hurt, he trusts that they can protect themselves without him needing to protect them. We saw that a little when he was okay with Nami facing off against Page One and Ulti, but directly asking Robin to fight for him is a huge sign of growth.

The other thing that Sanji has been notorious for is not seeing value in his own life. When we meet him all the way back at Baratie, he's dismissed the idea of pursuing his dreams entirely due to his feelings of debt towards Zeff. He effectively has to be kicked out of the Baratie before he accepts Luffy's invitation to join the crew (which was also very emotional). Those feelings of debt towards Zeff grow into feelings of debt towards Luffy and the other Straw Hats, and they're the catalyst for the entire WCI arc. When Sanji leaves Zou with Bege, he's effectively signed his life away to return to an abusive family, all in the name of protecting the crew. Even when Luffy comes to rescue him, Sanji turns him away. This is prior to him finding out about the assassination plot as well, so he does this without feeling obligation to his blood family. The reason he refuses Luffy's help isn't because he doesn't want to go back - it's because he doesn't believe he's worth the trouble of saving. When you see his backstory, this feeling makes complete sense, given that he was completely rejected by his father, who only saw worth in strength. The turning points for his character are firstly his conversation with Reiju, who completely re-frames his entire existence by telling him the story about his mother. From his father's perspective, he's the Vinsmoke's only failure, but from the perspective of the women in his family, he's their greatest success, and secondly his reunion with Luffy, where he's reminded who his "family" really is, and that they'll back him to the end no matter what. These two moments, along with Germa putting their lives on the line to protect him during the later stages of WCI, essentially allow Sanji to recognise the value in his own life. Even if his father still refuses to recognise his worth, he (Judge) still deems him as being worth saving - as do his brothers. And if they of all people can see that, then obviously his crew would go even further for him. It's the events of WCI that allow Sanji to even dare to think of asking someone to save him, no matter how humiliating it might seem to outsiders.

There's probably also a lot to be said about how fitting it is that it's Robin that comes to his rescue as well - it's a reverse Enies Lobby situation, and of anyone on the crew, Robin is the one who would most identify with a lot of the feelings Sanji has experienced over the course of his life.
I'll have to return the favor because this does a great job explaining and referencing the key plot points with Baratie and WCI that results in Sanji's excessive "chivalry" and the misconception he has behind it. If only people that only see the "weakness" of Sanji could read this, but chances are that the majority would be blinded by bias anyway.
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Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:45 pm
One thing that was really curious. Sanji said he was softening his Armament Haki so Black Maria didn't hurt her fist. I didn't realise the "defensive" application of Armament could hurt an opponent? Unless this is because Black Maria seemingly can't use Armament Haki and Sanji can?
I'm waiting on the raw for this part...but Sentoumaru is the use of defense as offense for busoushoku. Luffy hurts himself if I'm remembering correctly.

Hopefully Oda doesn't jump around with Robin's action!
sweetjacky wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:32 pm
I know it's his way of living to never hit a woman but seriously, so many people's life's are at risk and he still doesn't do it?? I mean, it's good to see that he's trusting Robin to handle it but still...

And wtf is Yamato just hiding Momo in his clothes??? As if no one would notice that
Change has to start with acknowledgement, and Sanji started this at least. Hopefully it becomes a legit gag/comedic relief.

But Yamato's clothes look normal in the panel after Momo jumps in, so it is some sort of manga magic.
miss_SMP wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:25 am
Anyways. Robin-oneesama is gonna kick some ass and can't wait for it. I'm all for Brook as back up but he might actually show us some badassery too. He is a great fighter and we haven't seen the full extent of his new power ups (same with Robin's).


Love the part where Sanji "threw" his pride. Super funny but we know his a smart guy and always has some plan in mind so this was definitely not superficial (like some of the goons are thinking) and we know his nakama knows that. Most likely so his allies will notice the eyes of the enemies.

Love as well the clap back of Sanji asking Robin to Save him. Reminds me of Robin asking the same.

We're paring up quite nicely to fight. And with Sanji going to save Kinemon, he'll most likely fight Jack with the mysterious helper.

Ps. Marco has been with the Straw Hat for a few minutes and he gets and likes them already
Thanks for sharing the clarification. I'm surprised it came out so quick. I guess it must have been huge in Japan for the social media editor to step in and clarify on Oda's behalf.

Yup, the rest of the post definitely highlights the big parts of the chapter for sure.
storm chaser wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:42 pm
I dont see how Sanji was pathetic.. he traded the fight to others who can finish it, and went to fight someone who he can fight with and win.
Also, I lolled at his reaction when Robin thanked him.

Whatwhathwaat Yamatos shirt? Momo just vanished there.
Meathead posters elsewhere thankfully.

Robin knows Sanji so well, and it probably saves him too since he needs to get over this for the crew to not get screwed over in the future.

I hope it is just some sort of vanishing act...I'm kinda worried about the anime for this part...
Zanekin wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:44 pm
This is everything I needed to see Oda do with Nico Robin. Please let her look amazing in this fight.
The plot says she cannot get captured, so things are looking good!


Back to the blind Oda faith (until the next B.S. of course).
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@seiryu Hahah yes. :pikajoy: Yeah, also since Sanji is strategic he should come up with a solution for his will to not fight women. If he gets knocked cold just cause this, it dangers the others. Since he is strong.

Yeah, I am curious to how Momo dissapeared like that. What kind of shirt is it, or magic? :yree:


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sweetjacky wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:32 pm
And wtf is Yamato just hiding Momo in his clothes??? As if no one would notice that :pikajoy:

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Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:48 am
Yeah, I am curious to how Momo dissapeared like that. What kind of shirt is it, or magic? :yree:
It's already too big to notice the changes, I guess.. :pepetrigger:


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I keep forgetting to reply to this...

Sanji finally did something right!! He learned from his time on WCI, being reminded that Reiju (and Nami) saved his ass and women can take care of themselves and fucking asked for help. And Robin came in force. Brook showed up with the assist but Robin versus Maria is about to be real. I am here for this. That tattoo is badass but Robin’s lines this chapter were on point. She is here, she is not playing and she is about to fuck some people up. I can get behind this action. She’s always been ruthless but now she’s ruthless because she has those she cares about? From personal experience, I can tell you that that is a level of frightening that you do not want to mess with—people like that will destroy you gleefully, meticulously and then make it seem as if you were wrong for sullying them with your flesh and blood. Just saying.

Yamato and Momo bring in a pinch is interesting. I’m glad we didn’t get a perv moment with Momo having to go into Yamato’s clothes. But it did look like a DF at play when it happened. Can he hide things that way? Is that how Kaido’s club appeared out of nowhere before?


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@Icecrusher 

I think a boy would be seen in the clothes even in OP. So there has to be something there, so Yamato can hide Momo like that. If Momo was the size of a tea cup, then he would be easy to hide.. :lul:


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Marco Polo wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:45 pm
One thing that was really curious. Sanji said he was softening his Armament Haki so Black Maria didn't hurt her fist. I didn't realise the "defensive" application of Armament could hurt an opponent?
Rayleigh explained this when he was teaching Luffy. He said that if defense was hard enough, it could be offensive.


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WeebyWitch wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:01 pm
Rayleigh explained this when he was teaching Luffy. He said that if defense was hard enough, it could be offensive.

Interesting. Thanks for the info!


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storm chaser wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:48 am
Yeah, I am curious to how Momo dissapeared like that. What kind of shirt is it, or magic?
I'm thinking a good scenario is that Momo chose to just hold onto Yamato's calf or knee. Those pant legs look quite baggy. Yup, gotta agree on Sanji.
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I keep forgetting to reply to this...

Sanji finally did something right!! He learned from his time on WCI, being reminded that Reiju (and Nami) saved his ass and women can take care of themselves and fucking asked for help. And Robin came in force. Brook showed up with the assist but Robin versus Maria is about to be real. I am here for this. That tattoo is badass but Robin’s lines this chapter were on point. She is here, she is not playing and she is about to fuck some people up. I can get behind this action. She’s always been ruthless but now she’s ruthless because she has those she cares about? From personal experience, I can tell you that that is a level of frightening that you do not want to mess with—people like that will destroy you gleefully, meticulously and then make it seem as if you were wrong for sullying them with your flesh and blood. Just saying.

Yamato and Momo bring in a pinch is interesting. I’m glad we didn’t get a perv moment with Momo having to go into Yamato’s clothes. But it did look like a DF at play when it happened. Can he hide things that way? Is that how Kaido’s club appeared out of nowhere before?
I hope it isn't as "easy" as "Zoro fights", but Robin fighting seriously and the implications from training with the RA, and especially if it was the higher ranking members means she should be able to win this fight with Brook negating Maria trapping and damaging her limbs (instant loss for Robin if this ever happens). But all I can hope for is that it lives up to all of the wait we've been put through.

A fruit ability that isn't a zoan would be a great addition. If it is a fruit ability at least it is a nice twist for a legendary zoan since it is at least partially abstract. Yamato being able to chose her own fruit ability rather than being force fed a legendary zoan would definitely be best.


Back to the blind Oda faith (until the next B.S. of course).
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