Seems Brooks's sword was unsheathed, could be Ob.haki that he saw something approaching or he just had good reflexes idk. Thoughts?
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Ethics are something that evolve with time. There are many things in our time that have existed for years or even centuries, but became controversial only recently. Plus, I doubt the average citizen of One Piece is conscious enough to protest about the implications created by the Pacifistas, especially when they're just there to protect them from criminals.
We have in deed seen some hints of ethics in the OP, from the reactions of the pirates that mentioned VEgapunk's experiments and Chopper's debate with Hogback and even little things like Nami's shock of hearing of slaves on sale the first time at SA. She even said that slavery was outlawed
I think you misunderstand where I am comming from, or I may be misunderestand what you are trying to say. I am not talking about rationalizing the storyline, or about how the charaters in the story should feel.Ethics are something that evolve with time. There are many things in our time that have existed for years or even centuries, but became controversial only recently. Plus, I doubt the average citizen of One Piece is conscious enough to protest about the implications created by the Pacifistas, especially when they're just there to protect them from criminals.
I am talking as a fan to other fans.
Some fans try to ignore what a character did, thinking if that is wrong we can't like him so lets explain it away. Now not everyone is like that but some are. I think we can enjoy a character who has a bad rep without trying to take something away even if its questionable to the reader
The secret to enjoying One Piece=
Do not hold tightly to 'real world physics'.
If the strict rules of reality were applied to the story then said story would not happen. AT ALL!
Heck, Luffy himself is not an evil dude at all, but the fact that he acknowledges himself as a pirate (i. e. criminal) means that he's breaking the law. Is breaking laws an ethically correct thing to do?
It would interesting to find out if the harpy girl was a member of Law's crew because he had two years to get new members before she got changed but she was most likely on the island before he came however he might take her with him as a member if he has to leave the island because of the Strawhat's beating CC.
People need to calm down over Zoro, Sanji, and Brook being defeated. They weren't injured, not even scratched, Nami sent Zoro w/ Sanji to keep Sanji arguing to prevent Sanji/Nami from looking at Nami's body. Even without knowing 100%, it's obvious Zoro and Sanji were arguing because they can't stand each other and were no paying attention regardless if they have CoO haki. Brook's gag is he gets scared despite being a skeleton so he probably did the same thing he did when he first saw Kizaru, freeze and get scared.
On a sidenote, Anyone else thinking that the guy Caribou mentioned telling about Poseidon is the same guy CC got permission to kill G5 & SHs from?
"In addition, poisoned food and candies were given out to unsuspecting victims and children, and the results examined."
Anyone else think that having a duo known as the "Yeti brothers" is a really bad sign for this arc?
I seem to remember another fun, interesting arc see its pacing disrupted by this very same thing:
Great chapter. It just keeps adding things to paint Caesar as a villain but the kids on drugs and Chopper getting angry are really nice touchs.
And about Mecha Magellan, I thought his horns were just an ornament. I mean, he plucked them off in the battle against Luffy, couldn't he get some new ones?
About the Pacifistas, they bleed red blood, so I doubt they're actually "dead" in the physical sense.
They're certainly cyborgs, but the Straw Hats never figured out why they all look like Kuma. Franky thought the first PX-4 could just be a twin or a "super lookalike", but that's clearly not the case anymore. He says "there's no way you can create a human being", but it seems like Vegapunk has done just that, using Kuma's genetic material. After the timeskip, Sentomaru refers to PX-5 and PX-7 as "outdated models", so Vegapunk has probably made Pacifistas that look like other people besides Kuma, by this time.
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