One Piece: 4 bad effects from the habit of creating “fake deaths” for characters
One Piece: 4 bad effects from the habit of creating “false deaths” for the character of the author Oda
Now, One Piece fans have a hard time believing a character is actually dead.
One Piece fans all know that Eiichiro Oda doesn’t like resurrecting dead characters. Instead, the author makes One Piece characters very difficult to die. There are many moments where One Piece characters are thought to be dead but it is revealed that they are still alive. One of the most obvious examples is the character Pell.
So what are the bad effects from Oda’s habit of “faking death” in One Piece?
1. Make their sacrifice scene less epic
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There is a sacrifice scene in One Piece that would probably be more epic and impressive if the character actually died. Yes, I’m referring to Pell’s heroic sacrifice. Obviously Pell didn’t play much of a role after that incident, so letting Pell die as a hero could make the moment the bomb explodes on Alabasta a lot more emotional.
The only bad effect if Pell dies then might be that Luffy and Vivi will find it harder to forgive Crocodile. It was easier for people to accept Crocodile because the villain didn’t end up causing any major deaths in the Alabasta plot. But since Pell is later revealed to be alive, if you read the scene again, the emotions aren’t as intense as they were in the beginning.
2. Making big waves in the hearts of fans
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Usually, if a character is revealed to be alive, One Piece fans will all get into controversy because of disagreements. There are people who are happy, there are also people who are sad because the death moments of some characters are really just “tricks”. In particular there is often a long pause between the moment the character is presumed dead and then revealed to be alive. Therefore, it is increasingly difficult for fans to believe that a One Piece character is dead.
3. There are real dead characters but fans still can’t believe it
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Whether Yasuie was shot to death or Pedro left no trace after the suicide explosion, if in other manga, an incident like this will surprise readers because the characters who fall into that condition will surely die. . But because there are so many fake deaths appearing in One Piece, and One Piece characters themselves are also very difficult to die, it is difficult for fans to trust and handle real moments of death like this.
I think even now there are people who believe that Pedro survived the bomb blast. Or Yasuie could still be alive despite being shot in the body. There is even speculation that the characters who died in the flashback might return. For example, it is theorized that Oden is still alive but held captive by Kaido. This theory briefly surfaced when details of the fake Oden appeared in front of the Nine Red Baos.
4. The impact of the character’s sacrifice scene is reduced because fans still think that some characters can survive
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After so many tricks coming from Oda, fans no longer trust a character who is really dead. Therefore, many times the character’s sacrifice is no longer so imprinted and leaves too much emotion in the hearts of the fans, because they think maybe that character is still alive. This happened when Kiku and Kanjuro were apparently dead in chapter 1014, then Kinemon was stabbed in chapter 1015.
With such injuries, it seems to be fatal for the character. But because Oda makes fake deaths so often, readers aren’t sure if they’re really dead. In the end, the impact of the sacrifices isn’t as great as it should be. Some people will still think that these characters can come back to life later. Like Wyper’s comrades, who were said to have died from being electrocuted by Enel, but after the war ended, they survived.
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