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Sailboarder79
October 21, 2010, 11:10 AM
Here's a weird theory about Zoro's closed eye. What if his closed eye is like Mihawk's hawk Eye? He may have transplanted another hawk eye intoZoro. Kinda of like how Kakashi has one sharringan that he whips out, even though that was transplanted in him. Both Zoro and Kakashi have a scar above the eye they transplanted.

Zoro:(http://manga.bleachexile.com/one-piece-chapter-599-page-18.html)

Kakashi:(http://manga.bleachexile.com/naruto-chapter-243-page-19.html)

I know Kakashi had his eye sliced but I still think Zoro is hiding something still. It would make him a better fighter if he was to be able to have Hawl eyes and be able to follow people and see people from very far away.

What do you guys think?

The scar on his eye

marko71
October 21, 2010, 11:34 AM
I've kind of doubt that.

I'm more a fan of the theory that it's closed, and Chopper's going to "repair it".

kkck
October 21, 2010, 11:44 AM
I am not sure I understand your theory. Hawk eyes? You mean something he got actual eyes from a bird transplanted or he got one of mihawks eyes there? It's not like we have any reason in the least to believe mihawk's eyes are anything from regular though. I think he just lost an eye, that's it.

Sailboarder79
October 21, 2010, 12:27 PM
What I mean is he has got eyes like Mihawk. I don't think he got one of Mihawk's eyes but maybe a similar eye. Who knows maybe even the island that Mihawk is inhabiting now could have had all people with "hawk eyes" and it just so happens that, that is where he perfected his swordsmanship. Or maybe Mihawk had a master from there and his master could have given him eyes. I just have a feeling that hes hiding something. I'm sure all the characters have a secret trump card now that they didn't show. Sanji may have some sort of vile of hormones he can use to make him temporary stronger, franky could have an exo-suit on, nami may be able to fully controll the weather(storm style from xmen), Ussop might be able to consume one of the plants to make him ridiculously strong. these are just ideas but I am fairly certain that Zoro is hiding something in his closed eye.

kkck
October 21, 2010, 12:56 PM
The main problem with your theory is that you are assuming mihawk's eyes are anything special to begin with. If mihawk can search for people like he did against luffy it is because he has trained himself to do that. We have no reason to believe anything but that mihawks eyes are normal. IMO zoro is not hiding anything (unless he uses his empty eye socket to store stuff) nor he is the type to do such a thing. IMO he'd feel like he is cheating if he has a special supernatural ability within his eye.

Lunatic Scream
October 21, 2010, 04:27 PM
It's a Sharingan.

Zehahaha
October 21, 2010, 04:31 PM
It's a Sharingan.

Wrong. It's Rinnegan man, Zoro is the next Rikudou Sennin.

Jk, I don't think that there is anything special about Mihawk's eyes, as kkck said in his post, and i just believe that Zoro may have lost his eye after an intense training session with Mihawk, i would be surprised if Oda will pull something like " Oh, i have been closing this eye cuz it has a power that i only should use against worthy opponent " or something like that

smoker559
October 21, 2010, 09:01 PM
eye transplant/eye power doesn't seem like something one piece would do. they'll probably make it into a joke if they do.

llamapie
October 21, 2010, 10:18 PM
Its clearly a man eating Mangina.

Deo_df
October 22, 2010, 06:41 AM
Eye patch made by franky, that functions like the one irvine has from zoids chaotic century

kidopitz27
October 22, 2010, 06:52 AM
zoro will be more likely to become ryuma with an eye patch and mihawks eyes are like his natural eyes (like brown eyes for Asians) and when haki information is not yet out mihawk's eyes is over-rated saying that his eyes is special but it is not until rayliegh explain that there are 3 types of haki and maybe mihawk's "Special eyes " is just a normal eyes and he is just using COO to locate his enemies like a hawk (because hawks can see half-a-mile away to catch their pray )

Doomchen
October 25, 2010, 12:26 PM
Very wild guess here, but what about Mihawk being actually blind and that being the reason for the strange look. There's lots of things in OP that go far beyond normal human senses, like when Zoro knew where the stones were falling in Alabasta and Mihawk makes it an advantage to just hear and feel things around him. Therefore, having one eye is a good thing for Zoro as he is more focused on the nonvisible stuff? Or maybe I just got way to wacky here :D

Cizuz
October 25, 2010, 12:53 PM
I am actually surprised in One Piece that more characters DON'T have an eye patch. The reason real pirates almost every second person had an eye patch was not due to losing an eye(some were though) but it was to condition one eye to be in darkness so when on an enemy ship they would often have to go under where there is no light(lamps if any would be smashed) so they would take patch off and have an eye conditioned for the dark.

I am really surprised Oda never added anything like that yet.

As for Zoro, he probably had his eye cut and that's it.

Vagaboons
October 28, 2010, 05:00 AM
Losing one eye makes him more awesome.......imo :D
If you looks in the records, you see that in most of zoro's fights,he was handicapped by either being injured or missing a sword...Im mean major fights
This makes him always much better....,just imagine how would it be if he was to be the strongest swordman with only one eye.
Would be a cool if he developed his asura technique,..this would pure awesomeness!!!

RamaJaya
October 28, 2010, 09:51 AM
Frankly, Zoro looks terrible. He really lacks the eye patch.

cno
October 28, 2010, 09:56 AM
Although I will say that this is not impossible, I would like to think that Oda is a little bit more creative than this.

At the same time it is probably something a lot simplier. Like just an injury training with MiHawk (sort of like the other scar he has on his chest from the previous fight) or just protecting Perona in some way shape or form.

kkck
October 28, 2010, 12:18 PM
I don't think an eye patch would suit zoro.... It'd be a tad awkward IMO.

scav
October 28, 2010, 12:52 PM
zoro and rayleigh have the same scar but rayleigh can open his eye but zoro cannot. So i think there is a way for zoro to open his eye and haki is the key. Or just like someone said before chopper will repair it.
please people talking about sharigan,kakashi, transplaned eye or whatever, go do it in the naruto section, here it's one piece

Razh
October 28, 2010, 02:48 PM
zoro and rayleigh have the same scar but rayleigh can open his eye but zoro cannot. So i think there is a way for zoro to open his eye and haki is the key. Or just like someone said before chopper will repair it.
please people talking about sharigan,kakashi, transplaned eye or whatever, go do it in the naruto section, here it's one piece

He could have just been cut deep enough to damage his eye, or to damage his eye lid muscle, keeping it closed constantly. Rayleigh's could have been a shallower cut, not damaging his vision.

Deo_df
October 29, 2010, 02:51 AM
In one of those sbs interviews oda did say that one of the characters will get an eyepatch. I'm thinking zoro has got to be in the prime seat for that! I did hear someone say that pirates of old used to keep one eye closed/use eyepatch so they could see in the dark, imagine if zoro was given the scar by mihawk as punishment for not being able to see in the dark and that is why one eye is always closed. But still a franky style eyepatch upgrade is just too awesome not to think about. I can imagine zoro saying that he keeps an eye closed so he is ready to figh in the dark and franky going why not just use this night vision/infrared/telescopic eyepatch I just created....

scav
October 29, 2010, 08:22 AM
OMG oda said that?in what sbs? i can't imagine zoro with an eyepatch. I like so much his scar, he look totally badass now.

Vagaboons
October 30, 2010, 12:13 AM
i think he will not wear an eyepatch but instead while fighting he would wear his bandana on his head covering his eye.....Making look super badass

Dice
October 30, 2010, 06:53 AM
Zoro's lack of orientation resulted in the loss of one eye. While eating he had problems finding the way to his mouth...well you can imagine the rest.

Razh
October 30, 2010, 11:52 AM
i think he will not wear an eyepatch but instead while fighting he would wear his bandana on his head covering his eye.....Making look super badass

Maybe he can even put metal plate with hidden leaf sign on his bandanna.

Vagaboons
October 30, 2010, 12:40 PM
Someone been watching naruto too much lately.

hot_chips
October 31, 2010, 02:56 AM
Or he opens his eye and it activates Ashura...
This sounds too much like Bleach and Zaraki Kenpachi...

kkck
October 31, 2010, 12:21 PM
What if he does have his eye but is keeping it close as an oath of sorts? If he actually did not have an eye then he would not look like that. His eyelid would be sunk into his skull. I guess we have to wait to find out whether he lost his eye but he looks like that simply because this is a kids manga.

kidopitz27
November 02, 2010, 01:18 AM
In one of those sbs interviews oda did say that one of the characters will get an eyepatch. I'm thinking zoro has got to be in the prime seat for that! I did hear someone say that pirates of old used to keep one eye closed/use eyepatch so they could see in the dark, imagine if zoro was given the scar by mihawk as punishment for not being able to see in the dark and that is why one eye is always closed. But still a franky style eyepatch upgrade is just too awesome not to think about. I can imagine zoro saying that he keeps an eye closed so he is ready to figh in the dark and franky going why not just use this night vision/infrared/telescopic eyepatch I just created....

the island where zoro and mihawk trained is super dark i don't really remember the name but it said there that it is "super dark" so maybe he is training his eyes for that terrain and that's why it is closed

Bhoot
November 02, 2010, 01:44 AM
actually the closed eye thing was so that ppl would use their other senses [like hearing , touch etc] to navigate. Keeping one eye opened does NOT help with that at all .

Admit it .... the guy lost a freaking eye . This is a pirate story , i wouldnt be surprised even if one of them lost a arm / leg in a fight

kkck
November 03, 2010, 08:12 PM
^Well, franky lost basically everything, he even had a freezer for insides. Wonder if franky will offer to make a bionic eye for zoro though. It'd be interesting to see zoro getting lost even even if his eye had a GPS lol.

anaskr
November 22, 2010, 01:52 PM
well i really believe still that his eyes are the eyes of devil !!

maybe he will scare of big pirates or threats with his eye !! or maybe the next time he fights a guy like Kaku his eyes will open and the color maybe black as the dark hole lol :D

and zoro loosing his eye seems impossible to me !! aint possible !! he is zoro afterall !! the strongest straw hat pirate :) !!

nanoclarkology
November 23, 2010, 01:33 AM
I like two theories.

1:) He has liquid for his eye but it looks like this.
http://02a5349.netsolstores.com/images/products/detail/blind_eye_new.jpg
So what happens is Chopper fixes it but some time after Chopper fixes it Zoro attains a new ability.
2:) Franky gets Zoro an eye transplant thing but his eye is a lot like this.
http://www.galactictoys.co.uk/images/uploads/harry%20potter%20half%20blood%20prince/mad%20eye.jpg

Which will be an eye patch and an eye all at the same time. It would be interesting to be blind and then have eye sight.

3.) Option I also like is that he doesn't have an eye and it will make him all the more bad to the bone.

karamm
November 24, 2010, 07:23 PM
I think Zoro had to pay for the training he received from Mihawk, so Mihawk probably asked him to sacrifice an eye of his.

japsgfan
November 30, 2010, 04:05 AM
I think there are a few possibilities

1) The eye is NOT blind but its a form of training for the swordsman to harness his skills to a greater heights and his ability to focus will be greatly improve upon using 2 eyes

2) its just based on a popular samurai character in JAPAN Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi (柳生 十兵衞 )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yagy%C5%AB_J%C5%ABbei_Mitsuyoshi

3) Zoro purposely cut his own eye blind so as to improve is sword skills by depending on 1 eye.

:)

Organizized
November 30, 2010, 09:20 AM
Or, you know, when training with the greatest swordsman in the world you might get your eye slashed. Just a random thought. :eyeroll


and zoro loosing his eye seems impossible to me !! aint possible !! he is zoro afterall !! the strongest straw hat pirate !!

Shanks lost an arm. He's Shanks. One of the yonkou, the strongest pirates in the world. Could happen to anyone.

bisha16
November 30, 2010, 09:58 AM
Shanks lost an arm. He's Shanks. One of the yonkou, the strongest pirates in the world. Could happen to anyone.

You are right and zoro was training with the worlds stronger swordsman so why couldnt he get a scare in the eye.Even if hawkeye was his master they must have done a lot of fights and maybe in the last fight where zoro was at strongest hawkeye fight it for really and made zoros scare in the eye.

Finale
November 30, 2010, 11:28 AM
Zoro used Izanagi and has already defeated Mihawk.

bopnoh10
November 30, 2010, 11:36 AM
He doesn't need Hawk-eyes, just Ha-ki...

Omnion_1990
November 30, 2010, 02:00 PM
I've kind of doubt that.

I'm more a fan of the theory that it's closed, and Chopper's going to "repair it".

I can't believe you know so little about the straw hat crew. If Zoros eye IS DAMAGED or gone, there's ONLY one member of the straw hats, who SPECIALISES IN BODY PART REPLACEMENT, who would give zoro something worthwhile. And that man is franky. i have no doubt he'll use vegapunk-standard technology to make zoro an eye that surpasses mihawks, unless zoro has something under it.

its either that or like diedara's left eye, zoro probably trained his left eye so much that it could "see" mihawks attacks in slomo and is now so sensitive it screws his vision if it's open, so he'll only need it in boss fights.

Youbba
November 30, 2010, 02:55 PM
I think Zorro has awakened his CoC, but he hasn't been able to control it yet, and he kept making people faint all around him.
So in order to "reduce" the power of his CoC, he is now closing an eye, until he take control of his CoC.

CBlitz
November 30, 2010, 03:25 PM
I think Zorro has awakened his CoC, but he hasn't been able to control it yet, and he kept making people faint all around him.
So in order to "reduce" the power of his CoC, he is now closing an eye, until he take control of his CoC.

I like this theory, it would make sense for Zoro to have Haki as well since he is Luffy's right hand (figuratively). Well we'll get to see what happened to his eye when/if he opens it later. I don't think he's lost it either

Bugzee
November 30, 2010, 11:47 PM
Can you keep one eye closed for that long? It's incredibly difficult for a normal, average human to do it; how hard do you think it would be for a professional swordsmen to keep one of their eyes closed for days/weeks/years lol???

I don't like that theory tbh. The way I see it atm; Zoro's blinded in one eye. That's all there is to it. I'm hoping for more insight in how he lost it tbh. That will only come mainly in the form of flashbacks at a later date.

MihawkAce
December 07, 2010, 06:55 PM
actually knowing zoro i think he fell a sleep and when he woke up only one eyed open and the other stayed sleep and maybe chopper gonna fix it or maybe hes just half sleeping and will only full wake when fighting someone cool

MaiSiaoSiao
December 07, 2010, 07:48 PM
actually knowing zoro i think he fell a sleep and when he woke up only one eyed open and the other stayed sleep and maybe chopper gonna fix it or maybe hes just half sleeping and will only full wake when fighting someone cool

Lol?Find me someone who wakes up with only 1 eye open and ill agree with your theory.

scav
December 07, 2010, 11:19 PM
I think Zorro has awakened his CoC, but he hasn't been able to control it yet, and he kept making people faint all around him.
So in order to "reduce" the power of his CoC, he is now closing an eye, until he take control of his CoC.

its a copy-paste of Kenpachi in Bleach :s


actually knowing zoro i think he fell a sleep and when he woke up only one eyed open and the other stayed sleep and maybe chopper gonna fix it or maybe hes just half sleeping and will only full wake when fighting someone cool

peoples have crazy theories nowadays :notrust


I think Zoro had to pay for the training he received from Mihawk, so Mihawk probably asked him to sacrifice an eye of his.

Mihawk want to see zorro surpass him(when they first met he told him that) and now he trained him, why will he cut the eye of zorro?Do u train someone to cut him after?


Zoro used Izanagi and has already defeated Mihawk.

U really think zorro defeated Mihawk and he's already the best swordman in the world? :ck

BlackHair
December 08, 2010, 05:15 AM
Wel I think he can open his eye. But only for a short moment or at most during a whole fight. He probably got it damaged by Mwk while training during the skip. Thus he can't have it opened for a long time, since it means heavy burden on his eye. He will only open it during serious fights. Openning that eye equals a powerboost.

Anyway, I don't think there is some sort of Kakashi vs2 going on. Oda is not that cheap to copy the obvious from a another manga. But honestly I think it will just turn out to be a closed eye, nothing special or w/e.

exacta
December 08, 2010, 12:54 PM
I hope Mihawks eyes aren't special and he did not give some to Zoro. I have to put up with enough eye nonsense from Naruto, thank you very much lol.

Soka
February 02, 2011, 07:39 PM
As we know Haki is developed or evoken through years of training.
Mastering the ability will probably take additional time.
Maybe Zoro did not want to wait that long and the fastest way of developing an extraordinary skill in foreseeing enemy movement and "feeling" the surroundings was to handicap himself (or let himself be handicapped by Mihawk who would have probably told him the whole haki story from the start).
I mean, what is a better training for pulling out hidden potential than doing sparring against the world top swordsman without a possibility to visualize anything in a 3 dimensional way?
Also its a good guess that Zoro will favor this branch of the haki section because in any sword fight,except the one against Mr.1, speed made the difference ( what was perfectly visible in Zoros fight against Mihawk)
Zoros was always an "extreme" character so a scenario of that kind would make sense for me ( or: more sense than opening his eye and having special powers without a devil fruit because that would be out of frame in terms of story structure)

And even if it wasnt that way - we can guess that Zoro has an extreme ability in reading the enemys movement because of the eye and therefore 3d loss for sure already :amuse

btw: For those who cant stand the fact that this would be another theory of the countless involving haki - Zoro is the strawhat who is least likey to eat a DF but most likely to hold up to Ruffy in terms of strenght Ruffy trained with Rayleigh to the point where he couldnt advice him no more.If Zorro would not want to look like inventory but as the vice captain of the future piratekings crew at the side of this special trained rubberman he should have done a major step in the meantime.

chess4
February 02, 2011, 08:41 PM
it could be one of 2 ways.....

either oda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_Masamunehas decided to model zoro after this guy

or zoro cant fully control his haki and has to keep one eye close so that he doesnt knock everyone out around him.

vagabond87
February 03, 2011, 05:19 AM
In latest chapter(613) Zoros scar looks deep to me, his eye is probably seriously damaged and wont be shown or it will be looking just like one of the Dobermans eye(Vice Admiral with dead white eye).

Syzerd
February 03, 2011, 07:45 AM
Honestly i hope he really miss an eye instead of being just training or having a special eye. I don't have problems with zoro missing an eye, it just increase his awesomeness, being the greatest swordsman with only one eye.

Think of a bad guy mocking on zoro for only having one eye and then zoro completely owning him. I think it is really original, but we just have to wait to hear more concerning his eye.

Bhoot
February 03, 2011, 09:51 AM
Honestly i hope he really miss an eye instead of being just training or having a special eye. I don't have problems with zoro missing an eye, it just increase his awesomeness, being the greatest swordsman with only one eye.

Think of a bad guy mocking on zoro for only having one eye and then zoro completely owning him. I think it is really original, but we just have to wait to hear more concerning his eye.

How is it original ?? Have you ever read Berserk ??

Syzerd
February 03, 2011, 10:55 AM
How is it original ?? Have you ever read Berserk ??

No, I don't, but for the ones who are only reading one piece it's a very unespected thing thus very original.

Dice
February 03, 2011, 03:32 PM
Well for the people who are only reading One Piece almost everything woud be pretty original since you would not have any comparison. If your just taking One Piece as a comparison to One Piece you can almost say nothing about it's originalty only that it's not repetetiv.
Since some things were done already or have been inspired I wouldn't call a scene like that original. Although I want to point out that not everything needs to be very original to be good. By all means I don't think that's actually possible.

But let's get back to topic: I don't think that Zoro lost his eye intentionally to train his haki. If he would need to handicap himself wouldn't it be sufficient to just close one eye for good?
My guess is that he lost it in a fight (ohh surprise :D) with either Mihawk during the training or against some other foe most probably on his way back or on a journey which was part of his training.
That he lost his eye against Mihawk is possible but I guess that it's unlikely. Like I said I don't think that Zoro lost his eye intentionally furthermore I think that Mihawk is skilled enough not to hurt a sparring partner that bad (losing a eye isn't just a small bruise). Additionally there was no reason to further test Zoro's determinition.
If he lost his eye - by any chance - against Mihawk I would say that he closed the gap between them, otherwise I can't imagine Mihawk to hurt him that bad.

R3D
February 03, 2011, 04:51 PM
i hope theres nothing hidden in that eye or else this will complete the epic one eyed trio of kakashi , zaraki and zoro...all he needs now is an eye patch..

warriorofvirtue
February 03, 2011, 05:01 PM
im surprised none of the strawhats have said anything about it though?

Lord.Strife
February 04, 2011, 06:45 AM
The closed eye is probably another form of training.

Syzerd
February 04, 2011, 11:39 AM
:D Exceptional Sentence. I can't stop laughing :D.

In a manga with Living perverted bones, shy talking reindeer, ...
a man without an eye is original ... No, even better, a pirate without an eye ... :D
That's original ? Are you fucking kidding me ?

Edit: And the best part is that in order to call it "original", you're saying "lets forget about other work / don't compare with anything else"... I give you a "thanks", you deserve it

Edit 2: Zoro fanboys ... I swear

Edit 3: Now that I think about it. Zoro is probably the less original strawhat.

You are cool, i want to be like you.

zelllogan
February 04, 2011, 11:54 AM
Wel I think he can open his eye. But only for a short moment or at most during a whole fight. He probably got it damaged by Mwk while training during the skip. Thus he can't have it opened for a long time, since it means heavy burden on his eye. He will only open it during serious fights. Openning that eye equals a powerboost.

Anyway, I don't think there is some sort of Kakashi vs2 going on. Oda is not that cheap to copy the obvious from a another manga. But honestly I think it will just turn out to be a closed eye, nothing special or w/e.
I think the scar is only there to make him look like Rayleigh. Nothing more.

A special eye is IMO just impossible. If Sanji didn't get one despite the fact that we didn't see his eye for more than 500 chapters, Zoro isn't getting one. And zoro isn't getting any devil fruit either. Zoro must becomes the strongest swordman without "cheating".

scandalous'
February 04, 2011, 02:00 PM
Assuming zoro has haki, it could be that zoro had trouble mastering the color of observation and he only opens his eye during a serious battle which allows him to use the coo temporarily but has some drawbacks if constantly opened? Yeah I know it reeks of sharingan, but it could be plausible. Could also be that mihawk just curbstomped zoro because of his slowness in learning coo and just f'ed up that eye to speed up the process.

There is definitely something concerning that eye. My guess is the author will touch on it soon enough during a battle or something.

But I don't really care if there is something special concerning his eye or not, the guy is still the bad ass of the crew and looks cool with or without that "damaged" eye.

Poneglyph420
February 04, 2011, 02:26 PM
His eye is damaged, How we don't know..
Why, again we don't know...

Maybe it was an accident during training or maybe he slipped one day making pancakes... We simply do not know...

Speculation is amusing but unfounded on this topic..

personally I'll just enjoy "the new Zoro"
(Though part of me misses good old no sense of direction Baka Zoro..)

Jorge D. Dragon
February 05, 2011, 03:46 AM
For now thre are two posibilities as I see it.
1. His eye is just damaged to some degree. He may just have pain opening it or he may have lost his eye.
2. It's just that he can be so badass that he doesn't need two eyes to fight some level of opponents and in this way he shows his skills and will only open when he'll face some strong opponents.:)

Though, I think it's a mixture of both of the two possibilities.

P.S. I hope it won't be some magic eye like some people sugested.

Dice
February 05, 2011, 10:12 AM
Maybe he just tried a way to fight with four swords and it backfired. Who knows...

Jorge D. Dragon
February 05, 2011, 11:17 AM
I hope he didn't try yontoryu, cause he would have lost his uniqueness.:)

barbeque
February 06, 2011, 05:12 AM
I know.. just like luffy learned to eat while sleeping now zoro too has learned how to sleep while walking/fighting etc.. Thats why he has one eye closed XD

Jorge D. Dragon
February 06, 2011, 09:00 AM
That's a good funny theory.:) Enjoying fights while sleeping... that's deffinetly fits Zoro.:)

luffyg2
February 12, 2011, 03:08 AM
Well we dont even know if Mihawk did someting to his eyes or transplanted anything... and frankly i doubt it i just think he has good eyesight...as for zoro i doubt there is anything special with the eye... and if there was it would be lame (too narutoish)

DutchPhoenix
February 13, 2011, 01:58 PM
its most likely something to do with a training, i dont think he lost an eye.
Remember, Mihawk is being called hawk eyes, we dont know yet whats so special about it, but im sure we'll find out eventually, wich would also explain zoro's eye.

My gues he keeps it closed for a reason.

Dice
February 13, 2011, 04:22 PM
...and put there a scar to look more badass? :D

DutchPhoenix
February 14, 2011, 11:40 AM
shanks has 3 scars.

We only see that its closed, we dont see an eyepatch.
And mihawk nickname is hawkeyes, so im sure we'll see something soon, hopefully in this arc that would explain why he choses to close it.

J1nsan
February 22, 2011, 05:42 AM
Oda wouldn't make such aesthetic changes to each character without reason so I'm excited to see what Zoro's closed eye represents or what it's used for. I think the way Zoro doesn't have an eye patch and the way his closed eye is drawn might mean it still can function in some way shape or form unless there is going to be back story as to what exactly happened.

forthewin89
May 24, 2011, 09:03 PM
what if mihawk wanted a sacrifice from zoro to see how serious he was?
zoro could have given up his eye willingly for the sake of his crew in order to prove that he was for real, and so that mihawk never challenges his resolve again.

Ninja_Pirate
May 27, 2011, 04:28 AM
I guess, it is the same island once danzo has visited and gave him a sharinghan :p .. since zoro will not look good in kakashi getup so he just left the eye like that.. in extreme fights we will see the almighty zoro with his new sharinghan :p

Black Hawk
May 27, 2011, 09:20 AM
For me is this only a scar, Zorro is the Samura Character in this manga. When u look some old Samurai History and Story´s. You will always find some Scar on an eye. The History say a Samurai who see with one Eye, got the blind Spot where u can Hit. I say this is a training Wound and he do it for decoy his enemy. Possible also Mihawk never allow him to open his eye, only when his life is really in danger.

I say for my Own, this Scar was or is really fresh, but he can open the Eye. We don´t know really that he loose his Eye. Also in the pop culture Samurai, u will find blind Samurai, one eyed or with one arm.

JMunevar
January 16, 2012, 09:23 AM
what if mihawk wanted a sacrifice from zoro to see how serious he was?
zoro could have given up his eye willingly for the sake of his crew in order to prove that he was for real, and so that mihawk never challenges his resolve again.

I think is close to this explanation, but remember zoro is a very proud man, he could cut the eye himself as punishment for asking Mihawk's help in training, Don't you think?

Kaiten
January 16, 2012, 02:28 PM
His training was so bad ass that he lost an eye in the process. What other explanation is needed? And if Zoro's lost eye needs explaining I demand an explanation about Sanji's goatee. Why did he grow it? What type of razor does he use to trim it? Was growing it out his idea or one of the newkama's?

kkck
January 17, 2012, 12:33 AM
I think that is a bit of an exageration. You get a goatee on a whim, maybe you lose a bet or heck, he might have seen to many village people-ish characters... An eye is an entirely different matter. Its not just about zoro getting such an awesome training that his eue popped out out of sheer awesomeness, zoro was actually mutilated, this is a grave injury which he will have to deal with for the rest of his life. In turn, if sanji gets bored he just shaves the damn thing off or vibrates his chin so as to burn it off. At the very least I would think there is a justification to show how zoro was mutilated and half blinded while showing the goatee part is mildly less relevant...

feanaro
January 17, 2012, 02:59 AM
don't know if anyone made any comments on that, but a quite logical theory on zorro's lost eye

maybe he blinded himself, so he would give himself a disadvantage against mihawk, balancing his training advantages
so their final fight would be fair, without zorro's moral problem of having learned from hiss enemy

Jorge D. Dragon
January 17, 2012, 03:00 AM
Even though I mostly agree with kkck I actually hope that Zoro didn't loose his eye. I hope he has just a scar and he doesn't open his eye just because it might be painful and as he also doesn't need to open his second eye to fight trash.;)

benelori
January 17, 2012, 03:03 AM
Did anyone watch the Shura no Toki anime? With the badass hand to hand fighters...the Mutsus? Well there was one Mutsu who opened up his right eye only when in a serious fight...so I think it's the same with Zorro...just more badassery:p

Jorge D. Dragon
January 17, 2012, 03:30 AM
I hope it will be like this.:) It would actually fit Zoro's character.:) Maybe he will open his eye if in the upcoming chapters he will have to face Tashigi?:) Maybe it would be because he would be surprised not only because of seeing her, but also because he managed to develop her swordsmanship to a great degree.:)

Page356
January 21, 2012, 08:53 AM
We will get an explanation sooner or later. It's kind of like that facial scar Luffy has, even if he got it in a ridiculous manner we will hear about it though I'm sure Zoro's story will be slightly more epic. I believe we will find out the truth about wether his eye still works the first time he has to put his bandanna on, since we know he will be completely serious against whoever he is fighting.

Tobi Uchiha
January 21, 2012, 01:52 PM
I believe we will find out the truth about wether his eye still works the first time he has to put his bandanna on, since we know he will be completely serious against whoever he is fighting.

nah, he already put his bandana on when they started fighting the fodder-fishmenpirates in the plaza.

http://i21.mangareader.net/one-piece/635/one-piece-2574871.jpg

TheBlackLotus
January 29, 2012, 04:50 PM
I am actually surprised in One Piece that more characters DON'T have an eye patch. The reason real pirates almost every second person had an eye patch was not due to losing an eye(some were though) but it was to condition one eye to be in darkness so when on an enemy ship they would often have to go under where there is no light(lamps if any would be smashed) so they would take patch off and have an eye conditioned for the dark.

I am really surprised Oda never added anything like that yet.

As for Zoro, he probably had his eye cut and that's it.

This is the best theory we've gotten though, maybe to train himself to fight in the dark he closed his eye. If it does become relevant it will probably have to do with this. Also if i recall one loses depth perception with only one eye, so for his swordsmanship to still be as strong as it is while losing an eye or with one eye would be badass, would make him into a monster when he finally opens it if its not just a lost eye.

zerocooldx
January 31, 2012, 12:11 AM
Just accept it guys, the next time that he opens his eye hes going to put the whole world under an illusion.

Oh whops...wrong manga.

Naruffy
January 31, 2012, 12:19 AM
He's obviously hiding a pacifista laser in his left eye. The scar is from the surgery.

Ninja_Pirate
January 31, 2012, 01:42 AM
To think of it again.. one more theory comes to mind... We have not seen mihawk after time skip yet.. so it might be a case that they were attacked by someone.. and something has happened to mihawk and zoro managed with one eye gone to survive...

May be after akainu became the in charge he might have thought that marine does not need schichibukai like mihawk who does not care about the government... Moriah got on hit list and was tried to be anihiliated... kuma already turned into a cyborg who takes orders... doflamingo is a pet... buggy will be a weak schichibukai who will again be a pet to governement :p ... hancock and her island is on mercy of world govt since world govt have ships that can travel in calm belt .... so only remaining one is mihawk... in these two years there is a chance that he may have got attacked...