Hello, I would like to dedicate my first thread on this forum to discuss the many different attacks and moves preformed by characters through the series. First I must say that no other manga I've ever read has had such a large variety of inventive moves. Feel free to talk about your favorite attacks, characters fighting styles or puns and hidden meanings you might've discovered (we know Oda likes to put those in, specially in Zoro's attacks)
Gomu gomu no Ono - I just love this attack! The first time I watched Luffy use it to shatter the Baratie battlefield it looked like it almost was a little too powerful this early in the series. Shortly afterwards he broke Arlong's neck with it and sent the entire building crashing down on him. It looks so damn painful to get hit by it. Hopefully Oda will give this attack a "jet" version soon.
Deserto La Spada - This is Crocodile's last attack performed before getting owned by Luffy's storm. Now, Crocodile ain't stupid so he must've realized that his enemy was about to do sometning big when Luffy inflated himself like that. Besides, Croc had a disadvantage being in the air. Why did he chose this, previously not seen attack in this desperate situation? Sure it looks cool, but it doesn't seem stronger than his previous attack, Sables Pesado. I would've liked to see what kind of damage this attack was capable of if it had hit.
Coup De Vent - The second Franky let loose this baby he became my favorite character in the series. Previously a so-so fighter with flashy moves now rips an entire ship apart and destroys a few cranes too while he's at it. This had been my biggest worry in the question whether he or Paulie would join the strawhats. A dude that powerful would outclass Luffy and the rest easely, but after the revelation that every attack costs bottles of cola those kind of moves can only be used as desperation moves when there does'nt seem to be another way out.