I wanted to make this section because I think with One Piece, the little things are just so impressive. I’m not discounting the big events, as you’ll definitely see, but the nuances can be breath taking. I will definitely slowly add to this page, because there are too many great scenes. These are in no particular order (although I’ll probably do something like put up a poll asking you guys to rank them soon). If you don’t see one of your favorites on this list, you know what to do!
Ben Beckman is Unreasonably Strong
It was a longer scene and therefore more convincing scene in the anime than the manga, but when Shanks’ crew showed up at Marineford, Ben Beckman pointed his gun at Kizaru and Kizaru immediately proceeded to stop what he was doing and put his hands up. We’re talking about the man who can move at the speed of light, putting his hands up. This implies that Beckman is able to do some serious damage to someone as strong as Kizaru, a logia, from that far away. It’s ridiculous! But we all know Shanks is even crazier, which almost doesn’t make any sense.
Zoro is Unreasonably Resilient
You definitely know about this one, but it never stops being impressive. Zoro taking all of Luffy’s pain by way of Kuma’s Nikyu Nikyu ability was absolutely epic, and anyone that knows me knows that I don’t use that word, ever. Just a fraction of it caused Zoro to experience what seemed like impossible agony, and then he takes the rest (~100 times as much) all at once. Kuma says it best right after. “To find such loyal companions… Your son is indeed amazing, Dragon.”
Whitebeard Re-Ignites the Flame
Moments before his death, Whitebeard says something that pisses Sengoku off to no end.
“One Piece… It Exists!” Just as Roger did before him, Whitebeard gives pirates everywhere the hope they need to keep chasing the dream. That panel gave me the chills. But most importantly, Sengoku’s reaction is absolutely priceless.
I know there isn’t a ton on this page yet…
But I decided I’m going to do a re-read of the entire series. While doing so, I’m going to start a list of panels that I find really characterize One Piece well.
Chapter 1 – Shanks: “I said, don’t use this to scare people.”
Chapter 1 – Luffy: “…Your Arm!”
Chapter 1 – Shanks: “This hat is my gift to you.”
Chapter 1 – Luffy: “I hope I can find at least 10 people!”