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This is a battle of sorts, which is why I believe this is the appropriate place for creating this thread...
Zoro can almost certainly be seen as the vice-captain/1st mate IMO even if there are people who say he isn't
Nami can be seen as the Navigator/Treasurer/Quartermaster/Meteorologist and even 2nd-Vice Captain... surprising right
Now this thread isn't a battle thread, cause there is an obvious winner in that aspect... This thread is which of these two would be more capable of leading the Strawhats in the event of "Monkey D. Luffy's" Death...
Points for Zoro ---- Luffy chose him first, Zoro is willing to put his life down for the crew, He's already mistaken for the captain consistantly, he has the strength, he has the major ambition, he is looked up to by most crewmembers, and he seems to be able to be the next most likely member to protect the crew after luffy
Points for Nami ---- She respects Luffy's dream as much as Zoro and in the event of Luffy's death she wouldn't let everything he worked for dissapear, Luffy trust her with his most prized possession on more than a couple of occasions, She definitely has the bossiness in her to keep the crew in check, She isn't the strongest in the crew but she isn't the weakest, She could continue to wear the strawhat in symbolism to Luffy (off topic: but she looks damn good in that hat lmao) and they can continue the sea as the Mugiwaras
I'll post a poll with this as well...
PS: I'm not saying there is a chance Luffy will die, lmao
UPDATE: I MEANT TO POST A POLL, BUT I FORGOT TO CHECK THE BOX, I'M SORRY BUT MAYBE A NICE MODERATOR WILL ADD A POLL WITH THE FOLLOWING 4 OPTIONS
Zoro should be captain
Nami should be captain
The crew should disband if Luffy dies
Another crew member should be captain
Last edited by RezzieThaRapper; June 18, 2010 at 10:18 AM.
hmmmmmm, thats a toughie.
i'm going to say Zoro. only becuase i don't think Nami would ever officially take the responsibility. Although i do remember him saying once that if Luffy died he'd have no reason to be a pirate anymore (contrast some of his personal responsibilities to the crew that he's shown and met)
I mean that, its obvious who "runs" that ship; makes it function as a seaworthy vessel and manages the crew, that Nami. However, i don't see Nami taking on a "Leadership" role that Zoro has saddled up to on numerous occasions.
Nami would more than likely continue the status quo.
now as far as what i'd think/like to see happen when/if Luffy dies is that they'd probably disband and persue their dreams on their own. (i.e.) i'd see zoro REALLY focus on training to confront mihawk,
ussop would probably head to elbaf (with chopper in tow more than likely),
brooke would try to figure a way to laboon (how did zeff and the others get back to east/west blue without going all the way through the grand line?)
robin would definitely fufill her agenda, maybe keeping nami around..and sanji (obviously) most likely the group to be left with the ship and if you get the ship then you get franky
but i've had to deal with seperated strawhats for the better part of 3-4 months now....i don't think i could stand to see them seperated again
@madmotoristmonk... I wouldn't want them to seperate either, but if it came to Luffy dying they'd probably stick it out for a while until the crew falls apart... But the straw hats have been built up as a family and they may stick together, and if that is the case I think Nami has the attitude to keep that family together
But I just can't count out Zoro because, he is just as motivated as Luffy and his opinions are always taking seriously and he's taking up the leader ship role more than once
But still Nami just hit me with her Shiwaze Punch and made me choose her lol
zorro for sure no question about it mate
Don't care about the rest.
Nami is too weak to lead a crew. "Weak" in this case is not related to strength. Im talking about leadership, emotion and such stuff.
I thought the biggest responsibility of a captain is to protect/look after his crew. Correct me if I'm wrong. Though, SW is a very lively crew, Zoro is the 1st mate of the ship. I think the responsibility will automatically be handed to him.
Zoro could lead a crew, and honestly speaking Ussop would have a larger chance at being a captain than Nami would. She has not ambition to personally be famous, so if she ever "led" a crew, it would be more a group of adventurers, with little actual battle ability, in a quest to properly map the globe.
It's arguable that Zoro also has no real ambition to lead, but simply stand above the rest of the world. That said, people could just follow him in this way and he could collect quite a crew.
Captain-wise, meh neither of them really are great captain material. I'd find Sanji and Ussop to have more captain potential, and Franky and Brooke actually have captain experience (if you count the Franky Gang...which I do). Of the two, Zoro would be closer to captain material.
In regards to vice-captainship: Zoro is like the backup to Luffy. Able to make decisions befitting of the captain whilst backing it up with strength. On the other hand, Nami is the brains of the entire outfit and probably the one with the best guidance and most common sense out of all of them combined. In that sense Nami makes a better vice-captain in my eyes, but One Piece typically portrays vice-captains as the back-up to a captain, not the best support to the captain.
wait! i know how zeff and the other cook pirates got back from the grand line without going to raftel
they sent a letter ,via the unluckies, to a young zoro and asked him to tell them step by step how to get to marine-ford.
zoro being zoro put them on a course that ended up somewhere 5 miles off the coast of kokoyashi village
no seriouslly, i know Oda has explained how his world works and has been so perfectly consistent with how things work in his fantasy world ( a very important thing to do, that some other writers ignore....)
i mean unless you got a seastone hull isn't it impossible to go through the calm belt? i'm sure its a way i didn't think of.
When have we EVER seen a pirate crew in OP where the captain IS NOT the strongest member?
Zoro by far in my opinion... We have seen him 'over-rule' Luffy and lay down the law in the group on several occasions. And while he does have his comedy side, he is one of the most mature, calm and sensible members of the Strawhats when the situation requires it.