This can be explained with 2 things
Devil Fruits as a power system is one dimensional; instead of having a versatile powersets like Naruto/Bleach, you get a DF and only one ability killing the diversification
The cast is bloated with too many filler characters who very often have DFs themselves
No, he won't solve it. To this day we don't even know how or when ACOA is used, since it has no physical features to show the readers. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Haki is a piece of garbage and worst power system out there
No, it won't fail. How do you guys call yourselves One Piece readers and not actually know how the arcs always finish? The Tobi Robbo are done. Jack is done. Hawkins is done. Queen and King will be wasted in couple of chapters, and Luffy will beat Kaido at the end. That's literally how every...
I think the main problem concerning Wano's power-creep was when Kaido 1-shotted Luffy, since it showed the gap was way too big and there was no coherent way for Luffy to close it within the same arc, but he did anyways via illogical reasons you listed. Had the 1st Kaido vs Luffy fight went on...
Just another shitty recycled Arlong Park, Alabasta, Skypia, Dressrosa arc where an island is overtook by a villain and Luffy decided to beat him after befriending the locals. Repetitive outdated storytelling style.
SMILES which was an important device of the story in the saga leading up...
Kaido is renowned for 2 particular things:
In 1 on 1 always bet on Kaido
Kaido cannot be killed
Oda intends for Luffy and Zoro to be the ones who will crush Kaido's hype.
Luffy will defeat Kaido in 1 on 1
Zoro will kill Kaido
Effectively showing that Kaido can lose in 1 on 1 and that he...
The first two are memorable crime-bosses with likeable personalities, great design and left huge impact in the story.
The other two, one is used for comedy relief and the other is just a meat head. Tbh I blame Oda for making them this bad.