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..)
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.
Maybe he just tried a way to fight with four swords and it backfired. Who knows...
I hope he didn't try yontoryu, cause he would have lost his uniqueness.
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
That's a good funny theory. Enjoying fights while sleeping... that's deffinetly fits Zoro.
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)
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.
...and put there a scar to look more badass?
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.
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.
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 guess, it is the same island once danzo has visited and gave him a sharinghan .. 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
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.