Don't get me wrong this is completely unimportant and random, but i was just thinking about it. And literally everyone who had parents around died and anyone who else didn't ever have their parents around. Thought it was a strange trend.
Luffy - He lived with Dadan most the time, and didn't even find out he had a dad until he was 17.
Zoro - His parents were never spoken of, he was shown living in the dojo.
Usopp - His dad left to be a pirate, and when he was young his mom died.
Sanji - He was shown living on a boat as a chef since he was young, then proceeded to live on another boat as a chef. Parents never spoken of so assume abandon.
Nami - She was abandoned by her parents when she was fresh baby status, found by Bellemere, who dies a few years later to Arlong.
Chopper - Instant abandoned for blue nose, then found by Doctor Hiruluk who dies shortly after.
Robin - Mom was never around, then the day she meets her, she dies.
Franky - Abandoned by pirate father, found by Tom, then tom dies.
Brook - Never mentioned, but parents are obviously long dead.
Its not so extremely interesting, but i do find it odd.
The only odd thing would be Zoro's and Sanji's parents, but instead of them they was kinda "adobted" by Dodjo Master and a Chief Master (so i gues they consider them as their "Fathers") the rest is not a big deal....but well,yes, it is the Oda we are speking about, so there is always a possibility for any parent of any Straw Hat Crew to pop out of nowhere.
Oh and Aokiji have some warm feelings toward Robin..what if?....hair colors match
yes, that's the reason for the attachment between them. imo.
Aokiji is not Robin's dad. True story. No, he's not, don't reply.
Well, Usopp and Luffy are bound to meet their fathers in the future, at least. Maybe Franky too. Out of all these, I'd say Luffy's mother is the most mysterious. What's the big secret? If she died at childbirth or when he was a kid, you'd expect some info to pop out. But nothing. Nor did the idiot think of asking Garp about the mother. Or maybe Luffy knows something we don't.
Family is used by Oda as a narrative resource: usually whenever the story of a family is told, there are beloved members in danger and a hero or a protagonist is born of the story. Here there is an old interesting thread (with only 2 posts ) about it:
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I post them here because some nice branches of the Tree of Knowledge section seems to be sempiternal virgin forest.