I’m surprised but not surprised y’all argued so much over whether Yamato would be an apprentice. There are things we’d like to happen and things that are set up. Yamato being an apprentice is kinda ridiculous guys.
Regardless I’m not here to argue for or against it but Yamato imo is being set up to be an oden similar. That info will prob lead Yamato to writing about their journey. Whether that’s on the straw hats or not. Yamato will want to see the dawn that’s in the log book. Add on, whatever task Oda wants a new member to serve he’ll fit it in.
A musician isn’t needed. Any ol pirate can sing a shanty
An archeologist isn’t needed, but oda fit it in as it’s a major plot point to his story.
Shipwrights don’t travel with the ship.
Captains actually know how to sail their ship, luffy knows nothing.
Zoro is just a combatant, the whole crew are combatants.
A chef isn’t needed, anybody who can cook (Nami) would fit the role.
Apart from navigator and doctor: two actually dedicated roles, nothing else is really important
A helmsman is needed but you see how long we went without an official one.
Ussop is also the sniper but a sniper isn’t needed. He use to be the cannoneer but ussop hasnt used a sunny cannon since almost ever (can’t recall) so another position that oda just uses.