@Seafarer33 said in Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !:
@ARTEMlS said in Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !:
He completely fails as a positive role model.
So...would you say he would have become a better role model if he had learned to hit women ? I know we're talking about a fictional character in a battle manga about rubber pirates yadda yadda, but that's definitely not the kind of model I'd want my kids to take after.
It is a glaring weakness of his in the context of the manga, sure, but as an author it would be difficult to show him overcome it and then declare that a positive outcome. Like, can you picture Sanji kicking Maria to death, then hit Tama and why not a puppy, while being all "look at me, not a care in the world, how good is this ?" I'm afraid Oda painted himself in a corner years and years ago on this one.
Actually he doesn't necessarily have to hit women. Both options are valid possibilities, though. That is, if only the narrative acknowledges the problem and properly puts Sanji into some kind of conflict, but exactly that does not happen at all.
Besides, it's less about kicking women because they are women, but instead it's about hitting women because they are fucking strong enemies who endanger the safety of all of his friends if not taken care of in some way.
Like Kalifa, because of his stubborness Robin or Nami could have just flat out died there. It's not that his attitude doesn't hurt women in some other ways.
Alternatively, if he decides to stick with not hitting women (which, again, is perfectly fine per se), he could try to fight them without even hurting them. Black Maria actually would have been the perfect enemy exactly for this - with her ending entangled in her webs, unable to move.
That actually would have been a fight I'd love to have seen, but well... That actually would have been an actual harder to resolve conflict, and therefore - of course sigh - immediately got replaced by a weaker and easier to resolve one.