Top 10 iconic moments in one piece series
It’s no news that One Piece is a series that feasts off its fans’ hype. Even if that wasn’t the intention, the result remains the same. The stronger the fans’ hype levels are, the stronger the series’ performance. Then again, to keep a series alive and kicking for more than two decades, you’d at least need that much. In a sense, it’s a genius move by Eiichiro Oda; keep the fans in the dark so that they come back for more.
With that being the case, there are also times when One Piece momentarily breaks off its usual formula to deliver some solid instantaneous action that gets the fans’ blood boiling. Whether it be an act performed by a single character or an entire crew, these power moves disturb the series’ status quo to deliver only the finest of entertainment. Let's see some of the Top 10 iconic moments in One Piece series
Zoro Overwhelms Monet Without Haki
Zoro follows the code of the samurai, Bushido. This means, to some extent, he has an innate sense of chivalry (obviously not to Sanji’s level). While he would not go out of his way to avoid fighting women, he would abstain from it if possible.
That said, it all depends on his own whims. Monet misunderstood that point and stirred the hornets’ nest; resulting in a non-Haki coated ferocious sting. One that embarrassingly took her out of commission. It is highly acclaimed and is one of the Top 10 iconic moments in One Piece series.
Luffy Knocks Out 50,000 Fish-Men With Conqueror’s Haki
In a sense, the Fish-Man Island Arc was the introductory phase of the second part of the series. And as such, all of the Straw Hats’ techniques -- which were rejuvenated over the course of two years -- had to get a reintroduction.
Is there a more impactful reintroduction than singlehandedly knocking out an army worth of Fish-Men? Probably not. Luffy’s efforts of two years were summarized in that single fearsome blast of Haki.
Shanks Stops The War
The War of the Best, per name, featured only the best. To put an end to such a war, an individual with a level higher than ‘best’ is required. Red Hair Shanks and his crew just so happened to fit the criteria.
In a more than timely manner, Shanks intervened saving the lives of hundreds. What’s even more shocking is that he did it without dropping as much as a single drop of sweat. It is highly acclaimed and is one of the Top 10 iconic moments in One Piece series.
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Jinbe Leaves The Big Mom Pirates’ Ranks
The Sun Pirates was one of the many pirate crews insubordinate to the Big Mom Pirates. It’s a common occurrence in the One Piece world; it is, after all, a dog-eat-dog kind of world.
In most case scenarios, breaking off such a one-sided relationship would result in the weaker side’s demise. But not only did Jinbe break off said relationship, but he also did so in front of Big Mom and an entire crowd of people, all in one badass flow.
Zoro One-Shots Scratchmen Apoo
When it comes to quality and quantity of power moves, Zoro is a front runner. He does not operate with common sense; exceeding the fans’ expectations is as normal as breathing for the swordsman.
Zoro is by no means an underestimated character. Yet time and time again, he proved that the fans’ expectations aren’t doing him justice. To be able to cut down Apoo in one fluid manner is a testimony to his fearsome strength. It is highly acclaimed and is one of the Top 10 iconic moments in One Piece series.
Luffy Declaring War On The World Government
Over the years, Luffy has repeatedly proven that he would go to extreme lengths for his friends. In Enies Lobby he, in all the literal sense, challenged the world -- or more specifically, the World Government.
It doesn’t take a genius to notice how much of an outrageous act that is. For Robin’s sake, he went head to head against an overwhelming entity that could squash the at-the-time him.
Luffy Punches A Celestial Dragon
Luffy overstepping the boundaries of the World Government truly knows no limits. Not only was he not content with wreaking havoc in Enies Lobby, but he took it one step further and redefined the concept of boldness.
In a burst of justified rage, Luffy delivered a satisfyingly solid punch that robbed the colors out of Saint Charlos. An achievement accomplished by only a handful of individuals. It is highly acclaimed and is one of the Top 10 iconic moments in One Piece series.
Brook Confronting Big Mom
The Four Emperors of the Sea -- Yonko-are the most formidable of pirates the One Piece world has to provide. They, who have reached the apex, are unrivaled in the combat department. As such, it would only make sense for 99.9% of the characters to cower in front of them.
But that, apparently, doesn’t apply to Soul King. Big Mom’s fearsome presence was not enough to bend his soul; he fought a hopeless battle against her with no hesitation whatsoever.
Zoro Shoulders Luffy’s Pain In Thriller Bark
Zoro’s sense of loyalty towards Luffy has always been through the roof. The former will stop at nothing, even going as far as laying his life, for the latter’s cause. The Straw Hats’ encounter with Kuma in Thriller Bark was a testimony to said loyalty.
Readily offering his life and then shrugging it off as if nothing happened is undoubtedly the peak of badassery. It is highly acclaimed and is one of the Top 10 iconic moments in One Piece series.
Luffy Cleanly Punches Kaido
One Piece chapter 1000 is truly a milestone worthy of notice. The build-up that spanned 3 to 4 arcs all peaked at this epic moment: Luffy kick-starting the final fight between the Big Mom-Kaido Alliance and Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance.
His walking between the Yonko was reminiscent of the Ant King, Meruem, confronting Isaac Netero and Zenos. It was undoubtedly a power move of at least that caliber. It is highly acclaimed and is one of the Top 10 iconic moments in One Piece series.
Sukuna is a powerful curse who is capable of manipulating souls. It is possible that he could use this power to resurrect Gojo. However, it is also possible that Sukuna would not want to resurrect Gojo, as Gojo is one of the few people who is able to defeat him.
Denji's declaration at the end of the chapter that he is going to be the best Chainsaw Man ever is a sign of his determination to become a better person. It is also a sign that he is ready to accept his destiny as Chainsaw Man, and to use his power for good.