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    Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    Every Straw Hat has a fairly tragic backstory. Who do you think had it the worst?

    Personally, I've always thought Chopper's was the saddest. Reminded me of Flowers for Algernon... All intelligence brought him was the realization that he didn't fit in anywhere. Everything about his background was just heart wrenching. Robin and Nami are close behind for me, though.

    I'd say Luffy's history is the least tragic. Arguably devoid of tragedy, really.

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    Honestly, I wouldn't have lived through any of their stories

    assuming I survived all the physical stuff, then I might survive Zoro's, Sanji's and Franky's...maybe Choppers. Since they had something to live for

    and maybe Nami's...just out of responsibility

    seriously they go through SUCH SHIT man, I would've commited suicide for sure

    especially in Brooks and Robin's situation

    Brooks is the worst in my opinion. Robin constantly had to strive to survive...but Brook was always alone, just wandering in there probably not knowing how many years went by, with all his comrades dead and looking like that. Man that story is so dark, I almost sure I would've commited suicide. I know we've been proved that even they had something to live for, but it took so much strenght....I don't think I'd be strong enough, I'd lose hope

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    Well in Brooke's case suicidie would be kinda difficult. Since he coudln't know how water effects him it could very well make him life under water without the ability to move an inch....other than that I don't see any possibility how he could have killed himself.
    I'd say Brooke, Robin and Nami have the saddest past. All three of them on their own. Brooke because he lost everything and couldn't do anything about it and because he was doomed live alone for all eternity.
    Robin's past is sad because she lost everyone while she was still a kid and had to survive all alone as child but that's not all it's even worse than that alone: she was feared by many and those who didn't fear her tried to capture her. Many times she was betrayed and sold out.
    Then there's Nami's past which is also pretty sad. She lost her mother, well not her real mother, but her mother in heart (you know what I mean ). Than there is Arlong who forced her to work for her and if she would decline he wouldn't hesitate to kill all the villagers. So she had to work for him. Talking about responsibility here. The other two were only responsible for their own skin but Nami had to handle such a big burden.
    I really think that those three are by far the saddest past. The past of the other straw hats are sad and are traumatic for some parts (I think Sanji's past with Jeff would be really traumatic) but not as sad as the past of those three. Especially Luffy's. He had a harsh past (all the being-thrown-into-the-jungle-scenario) but right now he's experiencing real sad things.

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    Brook is kinda hard. Being alone is...the worst thing ever. And not even able to kill yourself. Incredible sad.

    Anyway, I think Nami is one of the worst. She carried a HUGE responsibility and took all the hate of everyone in her shoulders, a fake smile and saw how her dream became her nightmare. Not being strong enough to defeat his enemy She joined them to win some advantage. For so many years.

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    If is the saddest back story, IMHO, Brook and Robin are even.
    Brook had to endure the death of his entire crew, plus being left alone for 50 years, and as a pirate not be able to fulfil his promise with Laboon.

    In Robin case, she always thought that her very existence was a sin, because of what happened in Ohara and the fear of the Phoneglyph could cause, such as the revival of the ancient weapons.
    She was chased her entire life, and because of that, never have attachments and for her a betrayal was only a way of surviving.

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    WSJ Pirate Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    My order is:
    1) Robin and Brook (the are equal, perhaps a bit more Robin).
    3) Nami.
    4) Chopper.
    5) Sanji and Rufy (on the same level, but perhaps Rufy (depend on the next chapters).
    7) Franky.
    8) Zoro.
    9) Usopp.

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    Robin IMO has the saddest story, every one in her village think of her as demon when she is only 8 years old living lonely when u r so young no one to lean on all by your self and when you finally find someone loves u and find something u passionate about .
    something came and wiped every thing u ever cared about and from that day on she kept running and running from country to country living by her self with no one to trust or to love ahhhhhhhhhhh this very saaaaaaaaaaaaaaad

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    What about a poll with more than one possible answers?

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    Brooke is the saddest for sure.
    Robin is second, and she actually made me cry when she yelled "I wanna live!"

    The other stories are not so bad...

    Here's my list :

    1) Brooke
    2) Robin
    3) Chopper
    4) Nami
    5) Zoro
    6) Franky
    7) Sanji
    8) Luffy
    9) Ussop


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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    1st-2nd
    I'm not sure about Brooke vs Robin's stories, I don't think anyone could take living on a ship by themself for 50 years like that.
    Robin's story is very harsh too, she shouldnt have survived it really.

    3rd-4th
    Nami or Chopper

    5th
    Franky's backstory seems gutwrenching and he may still feel guilty now.

    6th
    Ussop lost his mother who seemed to be pining for his father

    which I think is harsher than Zoro who lost a friend, and Sanji who felt guilty for Zeff's leg, but what gets me is we've never heard anything about Zoro's or Sanji's family, like they possibly have some more backstory worth listening to.

    Luffy is really at the bottom of the ladder... Only thing that depressed him so far as we've seen is him feeling guilty over Shanks loosing his arm to save him.
    So I said this with a belief that my opinion actually mattered at least by 1 iota!

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    I'd have to say it was Robin's story, as Brooke wasn't always alone. Robin lost everything, even her home island. A poll would be a good call for this thread, you should get a mod or admin to add one.

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    The backstories seem to get worse and worse with each character who joins the crew.. In fact it was the flashbacks that first gave me the idea that One Piece would be something special.

    I'd say Brooke, because it went on for so long. But then Nami or Robin were much younger, so might be worse.
    Don't know what will happen in Luffy's flashbacks at the moment though

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    Definitely Brook has the saddest past. Being alone for 50 years, loosing all the people you care about. Not a pretty picture.

    Second has to be Robin.
    3) Nami
    4) Chopper
    5) Sanji, remember that he also lost his friends/colleges when that first ship sank in the storm.
    6) Franky
    7) Usop
    8) Zoro

    I'm not listing Luffy yet as we don't know enough of his past yet, maybe in a few weeks we'll have a clear picture.

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    First, CHOPPER! Maybe because he's a cute little animal, but I cried only for him! Second, Laboon! (...must be really 'cause they're cute animals...)

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    Re: Which Straw Hat has the saddest backstory?

    cant really tell as they all had rough childhood. i would say that robin is 1st followed by brooke and chopper, then i think nami and franky, after that zoro and ussop and lastly sanji and luffy
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