Okay Im going to say this right off the bat. This post contains HUGE spoilers for the Skypia arc. If you haven't seen or read the whole Skypia arc and do not wish to spoil it DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER I do not want to see "Well gee thanks for spoiling the whole arc!" posts because Im telling you now, and you have been duly noted (SP?) Now, spoiler space:
last chance to turn back
Okay, I just got done reading and watching the whole Skypia arc. Personally I didn't think it was as bad as most people said it was, but I can understand why it would loose ratings and turn people off. A few things bothered me in this arc. One of them was Chopper… since when did he become such a coward? I mean seriously, didn't he fight Wapol's henchmen? And Miss MerryChristmas without thinking twice about running away? All of a sudden in Skypia he became another Ussop! Since he's my favorite character that just really bugged me the whole time. He should have been out there with his rumble balls tearing it up with Luffy ^_^
Another thing was there were too many people that... well I don't mean to be harsh but that should have died. This annoyed me in the Alabsta arc too. I'm not trying to be mean but I hate when they have this tragic death scene for a character (Pell, Chaka, Igaram and now Conis' father) and then they aren't really dead. Now when I see a character die in One Piece, I just assume they aren't dead. I hate it when shows or stories do this because now any death I see I'll just assume it isn't real and that really decreases the impact of some scenes. Not that I want people to DIE DIE DIE but if you give someone a tragic death scene, they should stay dead =/
Kinda like the above, too many people survived attacks they shouldn't have. Not Luffy's crew but people surviving the 100 million bolt attack... I know it's an anime but come on... a normal person surviving that really makes Luffy not look like such a hot shot. <_<
Norland is a good guy! He didn't lie! WE GET IT! It just seemed to me like they kept rubbing this in our faces. I figured he wasn't a liar once they found Sky Island :rolleyes: But he saved the people, did this and that and this and this and that and that and that and was killed... we get it! He was killed unfairly!... maybe I just wasn't in the mood to read about his history XD
The mantras (I think that's right) seemed inconsistant. If you can always know what your enemy is going to do that HA HA HAAAAA! fat person (I never got the name) should have known when Luffy was going to grab him or her or whatever the hell it was. Maybe they can only see attacks? But then how did Eneru know only 5 people would be alive at the one point?
Another thing is, random attacks shouldn't matter. If he can always see the future, it doesn't matter if it's random, he should always see the outcome. Maybe it's because he can only read people's minds? but then how, again, did he know only 5 people would be alive at that one point?... or maybe some of this was lost in the HK translations so let me know if I just missed something here.
Somewhere along the line it's mentioned that the reason animals grow so big on Skypia but I forgot what it was. So animals are bigger on Skypia and that's why the trees are so huge... but then why was the snake so large in Norland's past?
I also like to note that I thought it was interesting that people thought the snake was God since in the bible, Satan (god's enemy) is represented by a snake XD
Luffy vs Eneru (or as he's called in the HK dubs, Alino XD)
I don't want Luffy to die but all Im gonna say is... he should have at least gotten burnt from the lightning attacks.
I mean I know it's just an anime and not all things are real... or even close XD but usually One Piece is good for staying on the believable side of things.
So there, now I present the top 10 things I learned while watching the Skypia arc.
10. Giant boats can float on clouds
9. Reindeer become cowards in the sky
8. Gods change out every few years
7. Giants on the earth are actually caused by shadows of people who dwell in the clouds
6. People can survive 100 million votes of lightning
5. Gold helps lightning become more powerful
4. It's possible to survive inside a giant snake's stomach, but make note, gold doesn't digest well
3. Seashells come in handy: nuff said
2. Clouds can be made out of iron and vice versa
and the number one thing I learned while watching Skypia is
1. Lightning and Rubber are natural enemies =D
anyone else wanna comment on this arc?