@desa said in The ways Orochi's existence wrecks the manga. (SPOILERS):
@Zik said in The ways Orochi's existence wrecks the manga. (SPOILERS):
Wano is like if you combined Alabasta and Drum in to one saga. Make Croc the big name behind the evil leader of the country, Wapol.
Oda did this cuz he wanted his own separate Japanese story focusing on the scabbards, Oden, and a direct villain for them. You change Kaido a lot if you give him Orochi's motivations and any of those slimy personality traits.
Wano was pretty fucked up on its own with this blood feud with the Kurozumis and everybody else led by the Kozukis. That story had to play out. If not this woyld just be another repeat of Alabasta and Dressrosa just with a emperor this time. I feel it worked out.
Crocodile being a financier of Wapol is a good analogy. And I think it weakens both characters by not giving Wapol the focus for being the direct cause of Chopper suffering while making Crocodile feel too detach from the root of the conflict by not being the instigating force.
As far as the story playing out. If both Kurozumi and Kozuki died from Kaido and we see the new generation of both family working together to restore the country I think it does a better job of showing blood feuds and being divided is bad but working together and not holding people responsible for familial mistake is good.
I feel like Oda had two stories in mind that he ran side by side. One was Luffy’s continuing rise and finally taking down an emperor with a good enough investment in Wano and the other was basically the scabbards and Momo liberating the Wano ppl from Orochi. I think he did a good enough job.
That’s one way it could’ve went between the two families but then it leaves out twists like Kanjuro’s betrayal (unless you make that whole thing Kaido’s idea which again isn’t much like him).
As for that angle, I would’ve much preferred it if Orochi just had a son that hated him (same as Yamato with Kaido or simply add more reasons I mean Sanji ended up being the black sheep the same way). Have him be against him and Kaido, have a little town where the ppl were actually fed and he tried to treat well before Beast pirates fuck it up, gives Yamato a “brother” to get through over a decade of struggle, eventually have him try to kill Orochi and get banished or try to beat Kaido with Yamato and lose.
Then by the time of the raid he can team up with the strawhats and scabbards and really settle this vendetta the Kurozumis had. I mean Orochi died a bunch of times during the raid why not one more time against his son. Also it’ll better unify things for any Wanonese that were still on Orochi’s side (not many but I assume any of the higher class rich ppl who helped oppress others would not want to change).