Gol D. Roger being Ace's father
Kuma splitting the crew & Luffy being unable to protect a single nakama
Kuma made Zoro disappear on Sabaody Archipelago
Shirahoeshi being Poseidon
Luffy declaring war on a Yonkou
Luffy - Dragon - Garp
Duval looking like the image on Sanji's wanted poster
Robin joining the Strawhats
Shanks stopping Akainu and saving Cobi in the war
I'm always surprised that this event is never more nominated because it was one of the biggest surprise in One Piece : Robin joining the Strawhat after they leave Arabasta.
plus it's one of my favorite chapter, I love how robin hypnotize the crew member after member.
Last edited by k-dom; January 21, 2012 at 06:34 PM.
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In fact I was answering to Zellogan, but you answered before me and your post was in the middle. I edited mine to avoid confusion.
This is probably the only plot twist when I feel disappointed by Oda. In fact I didn't like the reason why Ace choose to hate his father and I still don't understand it. To me, the purpose of this hate is only so that Oda could mislead us in believing that Ace father was Dragon, so that when he finally reveal it's Roger, you feel twisted. I don't mind being mislead, but not when cheap tricks are used. Oda usually does much better than that. The twist was good in a plot point of view but the way it was made weakens it in my opinion.
As BB invaded Impel down, I remember as even Ohana confirmed the spoilers, many called it fake (me included). A la "pics or fake. Because at that time it was simply surprising and unexpected. That's something I would call unexpected or a plot twist. Thus I agree with Kuma making Zoro disappear and my own vote Poseidon. Since they made a similar impact on the discussion threads. I also understand Ace death.
As for the rest of the nominations I don't rly see how they can be considered surprising, shocking or even a plot twist:
Anyway, I don't intent to create a discussion with my post, just writing my thoughts. I hope there will be more nominations. Just saying I expected more from this Thread. True I nominated myself just a recent twist, but this twist made a huge impact on my theories, therefore I nominated Poseidon. I mean before Poseidon was revealed to be a living object and on FI, I was expecting it to be just another man made warship. Something like a submarine, since Poseidon in the mythology is related to sea. Also since the ponoglyph was found on SkyPia, which was originally part of Jaya, I expected Poseidon to be sleeping/sealed off in the waters around Jaya.
- As Kuma made the rest of the SHs disappear in the following chapter, it was much less surprising and it was clear by now that Kuma saved the SHs by his act.
- As Oda revealed Ace to be Rogers son, I thought of that nothing more than an asspull. For me it was rather clear that at time Oda created Ace and Roger, he didn't think this through. I mean this whole Mom carrying the child for 20 month was touching, however from the perspective of a writer, it seemed to me too forced to create a father son relationship. Therefore I wasn't surprised or anything, just disappointed of Oda's weak writing.
- As for the "Monkey D" family and Luffy picking a fight with BM, not something I would call shocking/surprising much less a twist.
I nominate Shanks stoping Akainu and saving Cobi on the war.