First of all I want to start by acknowledging that the title of the thread sounds pretty arrogant. However, I am in no way,shape or form insinuating that what Oda has written is in any way bad. I know that writing a weekly manga comes with a lot of constraints that we will never know about.
However, the more Wano approaches its endgame, the more I feel like a lot of interesting story potential was discarded, ignored or never properly followed up on.
My main question for this thread is, what would you have wanted to see in One Piece Post-timeskip. Specifically the Emperor saga.
I will start as off.
1.Dressrossa I would keep most of dressrossa the same except for a few key points.
First, I loved that Doflamingo was the first antagonist to ever fully acknowledge Luffy as a threat. As a result he setup the entire Tournament just to contain him and keep him busy. I would still keep the tournament, but I would change a couple of things.
We know that Doflamingo has access to top secret Government knowledge, and he had a vice admiral as a spy. So he would know the absolute bat shit insane lengths Luffy would go to save his friends.
Through this knowledge, I would have had Doflamingo control the Straw Hats with his strings and force them to fight against Luffy. The logic being, Luffy would be powerless against his friends, effectively neutralizing him.
Next, I would have used this crisis to show how the straw hats had developed mentally and physically, therefore, in their own unique ways, they would overcome his control.
I would keep everything else the same. But absolutely get rid of Abdullah and jeet(the very rare one piece characters I truly despise.)
2. Zou/Whole Cake Island. We were told that once the Smile production was destroyed, Kaidou would be so angry, he would destroy Doflamingo. But this never amounted to anything.
I would have had Kaidou send out a couple of the Tobbi Roppo to take down the straw hats. In this case, I would use Ulti, Page one and Who's Who.
They would have served as incredible end game bosses.
In this case, the Straw Hats that didn't go to WCI, would have been the ones staving off the Tobbi Roppo and struggling to do it.
As an audience, we would have been hyped, if mere officers could take PTS SH to the brink, what an earth could the commanders do.
I would also have Kaidou completely destroy Punk Hazard in a drunken rage.
Therefore, setting up a valid reason why CP0 and the marines could show up in Wano.
Whole Cake Island was very good. I wouldn't change much about it. except giving people like Bobbins more prominence. But the anime did a good job of showing just how powerful Big Mum's crew was.
3. Wano. First most important change: Have Zoro play a more active role in recruiting Samurais to the cause. More specifically, I would have Zoro recreate Oden's feat of conquering Kuri. He could go around challenging the other scabbards, beating them, AS A SWORDSMAN, and having them follow him because of that.
Because, in my humble opinion, Oden should have been more similar to Zoro rather than Luffy.
I would also have fleshed out the Straw Hats role in Wano.
Make Denjirou into an actual villain, similar to Kanjurou. However, the main difference would be that Denjirou had lived 20 years with resentment, poisoning his heart. While for Kinemon, Momo , Kiku and Kanjurou, its just been a week or something.
This would have been more fascinating drama than the Kanjurou stuff.
In fact, oda played with this a bit by having Ashura reject the deal at first.
I will think of more later.
So, what do you guys think. What would you change.