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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    I'm going to focus in on this. There are layers in which we can understand any given story. There's the surface layer of what happens, which is the layer closest to the one consuming the story....
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    I don't think Athena's assistance of Odysseus being compared to Shenron does either of them much justice. Athena assists Odysseus because he represents the same things that she does. His wit,...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Things can be more than one thing. It's almost mind-boggling that you think the lightning bolt isn't a solution to the problem. I mean, it's obviously the solution to the problem of Luffy's...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Why do you think it has to be that way?
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    If you think the term has to be necessarily pejorative then I can understand how you would find that to be problematic.
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    I think you're describing a well-done Deus Ex Machina and I think your explanation is pretty much precisely why it worked for Greek audiences so long ago. They accepted the idea of destiny,...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    That doesn't explain Dragon. If we are assuming it was Dragon (which everyone did when it happens) then he's the mysterious person who shows up to save the day. Especially at that point in the story,...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Deus Ex Machina by definition is:

    "an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel."

    Dragon at Logue Town can 100...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    One Piece has had Deus Ex Machina's before. The best example is Dragon at Logue Town, but the nature of One Piece makes them different than in other stories because the story is so ongoing and they...
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    Re: My Hero Academia II - Bhyyyyyyyyy

    The theme of society's overreliance on All Might could be hammered home.. and it could still be interesting as well. That doesn't mean it had to be an arc, or even more than a couple chapters, but...
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    Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    Yes, and there are some characters from White Sand who appear in Shadesmar as well.
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    Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    Mistborn: Secret History is going to be great if you've read all of Mistborn. Also I should mention that the White Sand Graphic Novels are pretty good and part of the Cosmere, and of course there's...
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    Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    You might finish them quickly, but I highly recommend his short story collection. They are all excellent! I particularly love Sixth of the Dusk.
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    I feel like most of the evidence points to Yamato joining, but it almost seems too obvious, which is what's throwing so many of us off. The beginning stages of our knowledge of Yamato were also...
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    Sticky: Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    New thread! Feels weird. Still proud of The D.!
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    Re: Volume 98 Predictions/Discussion

    He is certainly not alone.
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    Re: 958: ''The Legendary Battle! Garp and Roger''

    People were calling it the best chapter of all time when it came out originally. I never got the hype to that extent, but it was great world building.
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,001: Battle of Monsters on Onigashima

    I wonder if Garp is in that list of people who can potentially hurt Kaido? Him not being in the backdrop gives me pause, but all of the ones on their also happen to be pirates.
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    Sticky: Re: Chapter 1,001: Battle of Monsters on Onigashima

    It was great to see everyone in action. Zoro is who I'm most curious about, because his attack didn't seem to the level that he would make against a Yonkou. It was great to see Luffy not taken out by...
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    Re: Volume 98 Predictions/Discussion

    I went through and noted all of the volume covers in which Luffy is equal to someone else as the central point of focus. I didn't include ones in which he wasn't the point of focus, or ones in which...
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    Re: Volume 98 Predictions/Discussion

    I'm only speaking about WSJ covers, since TLC's initial comment only makes sense for WSJ ones, like you already mentioned.
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    Re: Volume 98 Predictions/Discussion

    The closest ally to having a picture like that is Law in 2013 issues 4-5, but Law is a bit less prevalent in that issue next to Luffy than Yamato is in the above one. Otherwise, no non-strawhat ally...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    New Greg Column today: https://one-piece.com/special/greg/detail/20210113_1199.html?l=en
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    I'm not getting on the Yamato becoming captain of Beast Pirates bandwagon, but that's a pretty absurd comparison. She has history with them and Oda loves redeeming villains to an extent. If any of...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    I'm gonna guess first and only.

    Anyone here remember Superbear33 or something, who got banned and then made a new profile called Superbear34 like ten minutes later?
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    Oh shit. I guess I'll pack my bags then. I didn't realize that such a criteria existed for reading the manga, but if you insist I'll stop from here on out. You've made such a strong case! Tremendous!
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    Momo is what makes it unique to me, but if only Tama joins we can have party and I'll wear my MF DOOM mask instead!
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    If Momo and Tama both join the crew, which I don't even really believe, then I'll throw a one-man party on a live-stream drinking beer and wearing a crown topped with a red star.
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    If you open up betting again, I want in, but for Momo and Tama. If I win I want a red star.
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    I think they framed Sabo for it as well. The Sabo kidnapped Vivi theory is a really cool one too.
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