WHat's your problem, sabret00the?
To me it is you the one who can't understand any concept beyond the "silly Usopp" and the "angry Usopp".
What we Usopp fans want to see is the happy medium of both the funny Usopp and the warrior (see Mr. 4 fight) Usopp. We want to laugh when he is with the crew, and also in his fights, but we also want to have some memorable "DON" scenes that we can just say "that was pretty cool".
And mind you, this is not something we have never seen before. Just re-read Mr. 4 fight. All the essential Usopp that we want to see is there: he has his fears, tries to run alway, gets over his fears, makes a both funny and cool scene with his new Usopp Hammer, then is beaten, and then rise fearless and finish his foes in a pretty cool and memorable scene. Is it to ask so much to have that Usopp back?
(Hell, look at the scene where he shows his Hammer, after pounding Mr. 4's head! That is just a bad-ass scene, even if Usopp is just fooling everyone around trying to appear Bad-ass!)
While what you're saying and is great and all, i truly understand where you're coming from. however it's irrelevant to the thread, a question was asked without the option of a happy medium for all of those who wished they lived in an ideal world and how longs Usopp been a member of the crew? and for all of that, you have one moment which runs against the grain of his MO in which you want him to conform too? Problem, i have none, i'm merely confirming the question in which i asked.
Um…in One Piece we can have both. Sanji is often goofy and humourous when confronted by women, but when he starts fighting he gets serious like that. I say that we can have something like that with Ussop, a lot of his jokes come to think of it don't even spawn from his lack of bravery.
Let's see...the "I-can't-walk-on-the-next-island" disease, his running away in fear, and his asking to have the stronger fighters fight for him. That's all I remember right now.
Edit: Shoot, Deicide sumed it up pretty well.
You're right sanji can be goofy, however it's all circumstancial. Where as Usopp is the comic releif no matter what, it's like trying the "Usopp-spell" on Enel, a brave Usopp would never try that, any brave fighter would actually just fight instead of trying ploys, there's little to be said, a warrior knows a picture of victory paints a 1000 words.
Personnaly, I want him to be a more balanced character. I don't see where you saw that the Strawhats were all comic relief or all badassery. As of now, there's only two members who don't seem "balanced"; Usopp is all comic relief and Robin is all seriousness. And even a part of Robin's personality can be considered as comic relief, when she's saying stuff about crew members possible gruesome deaths while looking like she couldn't care less.
I think the point remains in which i'm asking what Usopp fans see as the lesser of two evils. I'm not Oda, i'm sure Oda don't read these boards and isn't about to adapt to the users desires, i'm merely asking the question.
Now, when you say "would you like him to be like Sanji always fucking cool?" I'm sorry, but Sanji isn't always cool. He looks like a buffoon a lot of the time. It doesn't stop him from kicking ass when he has to though, and that's something like that I'd like Usopp to approach.
Huh? i said that? not sure about that.
That's the point I think, more balance. It's what's character development is all about after all. But the thruth of the matter is, after 400 chapters Usopp hasn't changed much. He's still trying hard when he has too, but he can't make it. Next step for me at least, is him making it. That's all I have to say on the subject.
against wanting balance isn't ever a bad idea, i would like more balance in Sanji's liason with women, however i'm not about to hold my breath and balance was never a part of the question or the offered answers.
Think of it like a Ballot.