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Cora-san’s Complex Character

100-Day Challenge – Post #63

Man, I’ve been sucking at keeping up with blog posts lately, and I’m not even sure if I’ll meet my goal by the end of the year. But we’ll see what happens!

So, I wanted to share a post with you guys I saw on a One Piece forum, and it’s an analysis of Cora-san’s character. Here’s what it says:

The Complexity of Corazon’s CharacterCan I just… Sorry guys, let me gush here. Because oh my god, Corazon’s really fucking complex.

A lot of people just seem to think of him as only goofy and clumsy, but he’s so much more than that.

1. He’s manipulative. Except for when he’s with Law, he’s outright lied, constructed personas for himself, twisted situations to fit his agenda, misled people, and blurred the truth. (Although he does channel this flaw to noble purposes)

2. He’s violent. While Doflamingo is hedonistic in his love of violence, Corazon… isn’t. Unlike his brother, he decides to repress his urge to just… lash out at others due to trauma from his past. He understands that it isn’t the world’s fault, and, as a result, he just kind of lets that anger simmer within him while he goes out and helps others because he’s just a really good person. But when people actually anger him or actively goad him into violence, then he’s actually very violent. Like… he actually blew up hospitals after the medical staff called Law a monster. That’s hardcore.

3. He’s grumpy and irritable. Like… he’s goofy most of the time (with Law, because he doesn’t allow anyone else see the real him), but whenever Law starts acting bratty, Corazon is always quick to get irritated and cranky in response.

4. Despite it all, he loves his brother. That’s why he couldn’t shoot Doflamingo, and also why he couldn’t have just slit Doflamingo’s throat in his sleep when he had many, many opportunities to do so.

5. He’s altruistic. OH DEAR GOD, HE’S ALTRUISTIC. I’m not exaggerating when I say that he’s one of the most selfless characters in the series. Everything he’s done has been for the sake of another person. He’s never once thought about himself-only of others. He’s just… He’s just such a good person.

6. He’s goofy. I don’t even need to mention any examples.

7. He’s quite possibly one of the best and smartest strategists in this entire series. In fact, he’s probably even a better strategist than Doflamingo! After all, he managed to trick Doflamingo both before and after Doflamingo learned of his betrayal. If it weren’t for Vergo, he would’ve managed to mold the situation at Swallows in such a way that he would effectively eliminate the Donquixote Pirates, distract the Marines, and get the Op Op Fruit in one fell swoop. And, despite being beaten into a near-coma, he was able to come up with a genius plan to help Law escape on the spot, and he was able to trick Doflamingo into believing that Law already escaped the island! I’m sorry, but he’s actually extremely intelligent.

8. He has a whole lot of self-esteem issues. I mean… he desperately wished that Law wouldn’t forget about him and he honestly thought that Law could hate him. He apparently believes that he’s so unimportant that Law would forget about him in an instant. He just… he just has lots of issues with himself.

Just… I love this. Corazon is literally an angelic character, one of the kindest and most blatantly morally good characters in the series, but he also has his legitimate flaws.

 I’m sorry, but I’m just reeling over how Oda managed to make such a perfect, complex, well-developed character in six chapters…

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Doflamingo Don Quixote

100-Day Challenge – Post #56

Character Analysis: Doflamingo Don Quixote from One Piece

I’m on a roll with One Piece today, but I just love it! Today, I want to write a short post about the main villain in the current Dressrosa Arc: Doflamingo Don Quixote! Also known as Doffy, Heavenly Demon, and Joker,

Doffy is one of the most complex characters in One Piece, and I absolutely love that he’s a villain in One Piece. He has so much character depth, and Oda presents Doffy as this crazy, heartless, violent mofo, but then… when it comes to his family, he’s forgiving, to a certain extent, and he defends them e.g., when someone laughs at PIca’s voice. However, when it comes to Doffy’s blood-related family members, he despises them. I think he loved his mother, but he hated his dad and he obviously dismissed Roci as being his blood brother since Roci technically betrayed him.

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Favorite Character Post: Trafalgar Law

100-Day Challenge – Post #47

All About Trafalgar Law

I didn’t get to write a blog post yesterday due to being super busy at work and super tired after work, so I’ll make up the posts today!

So, for this post, I want to talk about Trafalgar Law. Yes, he’s quite hot in the image above, isn’t he. One of the reasons why I like his character along with his voice! He looks good in glasses and in a doctor’s suit. He kinda reminds me of Ryuken Ishida haha Anyway, in the Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs, we’re seeing a lot of Law, and we’re learning about his past right now, too. If you’re keeping up with the manga or my One Piece manga reviews, you know what I’m talking about.

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Favorite Character: Rosinante Donquixote

100-Day Challenge – Post #38

If you’ve been reading One Piece, you know about Rosinante Donquixote — better known as the Second Corazon or Cora-san. All around the OP fandom, everyone is loving this guy. I mean, who wouldn’t? Corazon is doing so much for Law, even going against the marines and government. This guy, despite his terrible past, is one of the kindest people ever in OP history.

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Saddest Character Death: Ace

100-Day Challenge – Post #16

AceAll right, so I was hanging around BlackButler.net’s forum for a couple of days, and there was a forum topic about the saddest moment in anime/manga. I chose Ace’s death in my response, and I seriously think his death was very, very heart-breaking, especially to those who love One Piece. I love One Piece, so Ace’s death was quite a shock to me. I bawled my eyes out for a while when he died.

His last words were wonderful, too, and they made me cry even more. He was one of the best characters in One Piece, but I knew that Oda saw Ace’s death as necessary, not only for Luffy’s growth, but for all of One Piece, too. Ace’s father was Gol D. Roger, the previous Pirate King, and I think Ace is considered part of the past, and Luffy’s generation is part of the future. Ace’s and Whitebeard’s deaths were both significant to the Pirate World. If you think of it objectively like that, it makes sense. But it is still sad to see Ace go. I want to see his death again and cry my eyes out haha Anyway, I just wanted to feature Ace today for Post #16. I hope Sabo doesn’t end up like him.

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Favorite One Piece Moment: Sanji’s Skippu Skippu~

Sanji’s Skipping Attack ~ YouTube Link Here

Sanji’s one of the fun characters in One Piece, and one of my favorite moments in One Piece with him in it is when he saves Nami from the lion zombie on Thriller Bark. I thought his attack was really adorable, cheerful and awesome; the smiling face in this scene was like little Sanji! This part really fit him so well.  Continue reading Favorite One Piece Moment: Sanji’s Skippu Skippu~

The Best One Piece Chapter Of All 2013

One Piece Manga Chapter 731 — Sabo’s Arrival!

After watching Luffy’s chlidhood past, I’m a huge fan of the three brothers, Ace, Sabo and Luffy. They have such a strong bond, and they had such fond memories. Sabo, though, stood out to me because he was a noble’s son; because of this, we get to see a glimpse of how disturbingly evil nobles are and how Sabo fought to get away from that lifestyle. Personally, I love stories about rich people who drift away from the sheep crowd. Sabo’s gotta be one of my favorite characters in One Piece, and when Chapter 731 came out and revealed that Sabo was alive… Words cannot express my fangasm. Luffy, though, had the perfect face for it:

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