@Captain-M said in Volume 105 Predictions/Discussion:
@Lord-Gaimon Feels about on par with personally making a map of a whole world that canonically has 20 million+ islands.
To do this in full detail would require multiple complete laps of the Grand Line and scouring the Calm Belts for more Amazon Lilies, in addition to going through all four blues that haven't yet been touched, and probably circumnavigating the Redline as well.
It's an absurd, hyperbolic task, and almost all work done toward it has been offscreen, only confirmed via the SBS that Nami is still drawing maps every day. I couldn't even tell you the last time it came up in her dialogue.
But this is a shonen manga and it's her stated goal, so there's no reason to doubt it's gonna happen one way or another.
I always figured that in terms of Nami's dream, mapping out the single most impossible route to the final sland is the big lynchpin that no one else can do. That's the dream fullfilled moment.
All the little side islands are her life's work afterward, passion project.
(this is all assuming Luffy doesn't destroy the red line and flood the world and screw everything up. I hate that theory but if he resets the map then that changes everything for Nami.)
Same with say, Sanji finding All Blue. He finds it and then... what? Just stays there forever? Sets up a shop? Tells other people where it is?
Zoro beats Mihawk and then becomes world's greatest swordsman. Then what? He passes out and dies? He fights off nobodies and gets bored like Mihawk does? He just stops training then and lets that skill decay? He spends the rest of his life on people not worth his time? Or he travels around looking for new challenges and talent to inspire? Does he start looking for all the great swords like Tashigi?
Brook wants to meet Laboon again. He could have gone backwards from Thriller bark if that was all he really wanted. Instead he wants to finish the full round the globe trip. But after that then what? Spend the rest of his life hanging out in a harbor with the whale?
Usopp is become a brave warrior. And then..?
There are goals, which are achievable and have a final stopping victory point, and then there are DREAMS which last a lifetime, The dreams don't have that stopping point.
It's maybe significant the Jinbe hasn't had a stated dream. Its implied "ease racial tensions" but that's clearly never going to fully happen, that's an impossible one, so he's not going to say it out loud. "Travel with the Pirate King and show humans and fishmen can be friends while I have fun for the first time in my life?" There we go!
"I want to be a writer!" someone writes a book and gets it published. If they REALLY want to be a writer, they don't stop there, they keep writing more. That's how dreams are.