People keep complaining that if he doesnt get a fight they will be dissapointed, so what if u get dissapointed? its not like this is going to be his last arc, he will get his chance sooner or later, and the funny thing is that this arc isn't over and u complain without having a clue about what will happen next chapter, I'm 100% sure Oda didn't get him a new weapon just so he didnt get a chance to use it remember when he shot Jyabura and he was surprise because it shot fireworks? or when he try to tell Sanji and Zoro about kabuto's secret? and I personally think that the reason is so big is so Ussop can handle its great fire power.
We know Usopp is going to do something interesting in the next couple chapters. However, unless the Buster Call VA's are really tough, even destroying all of Buster Call wouldn't compare with beating a CP9. Yes OP is a manga about teamwork but in the end, there's going to be only one Pirate King and his followers. Being stapled as a member of "The Pirate King's Crew" is irrelevant if no one has heard of said member; look at Rockstar.
OP is a shounen manga and therefore puts great emphasis on fights. When Nami, the physically weakest member of the Straw Hat crew, defeats a CP9 agent in a hillariously bad fight, it just makes Usopp look all the more pathetic; in spite of Califa's character retardation and Nami's "helplessness", she still won. Usopp had his chance and fumbled his football.
The arc isnt over, i dont think anyone thought that the giants would get shot at, no one knows for sure how they are going to survive BUT they are going to survive because Oda doesnt kill characters if isnt in a flashback, some think Paulie's ropes will save them but i think theyre to heavy to hold them but Oda have a way to save them and everyone will say of course, why didnt i think of it! I'm sure that before this arc is over Ussop will have his chance to do something big maybe he really will destroy the Buster Call with his weapon, Luffy with gear 3 and using his axe couldnt do much to the ship when he was fighting Lucci but maybe Ussop can with his weapon.
As I said, unless the VA's are comparable to CP9, it is over insomuch as typecasting Usopp as a capable fighter. Not a strong fighter, but capable.
Can't refute his arguments? They're just opinions, situational what-ifs, technical jargon, and an over-use of analogies that don't work half the time, just to make sure he wins and NEVER…NEVER accepts anyone else's opinion, and barely ever listens to it without being so caught up in his own (rightfully so, but at least think of others).
I use what-ifs and analogies because people have an easier time grasping them. I personally favour jargon and vocabulary, and discussion forums/debates are founded on opinions. Analogy: calling all of my posts "opinion" is like calling a kettle black.
We're talking about a comic. I would have used a forbidden curse word there but supposedly this place is a court room. Screw that (overuse of cursing in such a manner would be a bit lame, however). In a real, textbook debate, you're supposed to acknowledge of both sides, anyway. Think this is a pointless flamer post? Prepare to be surprised.
See, I've always acknowledged "both sides of the debate" but people NEVER SEEM TO NOTICE. I'm 100% behind you lot in agreeing that Usopp will do something pretty cool in the next few chapters, but I'm also saying that since we've a good idea on what it might be, it still isn't all that impressive. Usopp is the only character in OP that needs development; Oda got all the character evolution and training finished in flashbacks, so now the Straw Hat pirates are at the top of their game and are taking Grand Line, the proverbial bull, by the horns.
Um, okay, Usopp is a minor character oh no he's not doing anything major. He's supposed to be entertaining and weak. I guess if he didn't beat Chew no one would have been able to take out Chew in one shot, omg m i rite. Usopp is weak. Whoever he beats is going to be weak. Chew was weak. He had to team up with Chopper in his next fight, simulating Chopper's horns as Kabuto, so to speak. Nami gets this awesome weapon so she's good now (I'm well aware that the first incarnation of her weapon didn't make any sense, but dials don't either). Usopp just got a great weapon so now he should be able to do what people have wanted him to do all along, cause massive damage, yet STILL not take on someone one on one (some of you don't seem to care about that and just want something major to happen, which would be understandable). Okay sure you felt bad about the story during the Usopp events because you had a misconception about Usopp's character, but now it's all over. You can let go of your disappointment and/or hatred. These are my arguments? No. They're my opinions. You can't refute them. You disagree with them.
Usopp started off weak, but his dream is to become a "great warrior", which implies he's going to turn into a monster by the end of the series. He's always been an entertaining character, but since we, the audience, are expecting development from him it's a bit tiring to see him running around in circles during an arc that's been significantly devoted to him.
Haha I'm not as good as the best poster in here EVER I GUESS I SHOULD JUST BE ELIMINATED because everyone else is a boring dumbshit who isn't a holier than thou law student archetype. Haha. What BS. I'm not really attacking Terek, mainly what the quoted post defended. I will have to agree to disagree with Tarek's way of doing things, in this specific manner, from now on. Usually when his posts are shorter and about different subjects he's a lot more understanding, however. Do I need quotes for this? Maybe. But not everyone needs to have something directly in front of them to see the correlation. See, if people let out their feelings, you get to know the person, instead of both sides just spewing opinions (sometimes apparently so-called facts). It's much more fun arguing if you know the person personally. Now that I've said this…backs out hehe
Well, the main problem with debating here is that people treat arguments personally, like they're extensions of oneself; they're actually possessions that can be freely traded away. As Buccaneer pointed out, I'm pretty rigid in what I think because I've yet to be given any sort of compelling argument to convince me I'm in err.
When I say something people dislike and get ten comments of how "I'm wrong" or, "I disagree" without counter points, it's tiring. I get this sort of stuff all the time at ANN; I use some economics in my explanations and people say, "stfu, u dun no what ur talking aboot".
Confirmation bias; only look and cite at evide…no, a picture would be more appropriate in illustrating this point.