From a plot standpoint it wouldn't make sense for Mihawk as he currently is to be Zoro's final fight. The WG is the ultimate adversary that needs to be defeated. Blackbeard can become that as well. Mihawk doesn't really fit with either party right now.
Symbolically, there's certainly a lot you...
Oda has no reason to properly develop Zoro. Put out some bait that likely goes nowhere, do the typical Zoro fanservice and watch the fans go nuts while he skims/cuts out everything else with Zoro while fans cope that these things will be addressed in the future.
Gotta keep that status quo...
I also feel like this could be a possibility tbh.
One thing that stands out to me is Mihawks sword literally means 'night'. With the Strawhats being the ones representing the dawn and the World Government representing the long night, I find naming Mihawks' sword Yoru a little curious (I also...
You could cut out most of Zoro's contributions in the arc and nothing much changes.
Oda doesn't consider Zoro that important to the Wano arc, nor has he considered him a character worth delving into since post time skip.
I struggle to think of a too many moments post timeskip that reaches the heights of:
-"I wanna live"
-Strawhats farewell to Vivi
-Going Merry funeral
-"A man's dream will never die!"
-Dr. Hiruluk's speech
-Most of the Strawhats flashbacks...
Both arcs have a length issue, but most of FI's issue is due to said length(spending a lot of time on jobber enemies). Fix that and the arc becomes a lot better.
Can't say the same for Wano. It has more way more "stuff" but it also has some of the worst writing I've seen in the series...along...
She's practically being forced to take a role she's not interested in and her potential goodbye scene with the strawhats was off-screened.
If she's not hiding on the sunny and she doesn't join the crew Oda will have treated her faaaar worse than any "potential crewmember" I have seen lol.
Ninja war lost me when:
-'Tobi' taunted all the kages and forced them to go to war with him even though they were clearly shown to be at odds with each other. Plus unless I'm mistaken he didn't really need to go to war to capture Naruto/Bee since all he needed was a portion of their tailed...
No way, I love how the backstories of Zoro/Mihawk will almost certainly be skipped over in the manga so they can be content for SBS/Vivre Cards, making people spend more money if they want to learn more. Who else would develop their legacy characters in such a genius way but GODA!!!!!
If Mihawk winds up legitimately preventing Luffy from the One Piece or attempts to prevent Luffy from, I dunno, beating the World Government, Zoro will fight him for around 3-4 chapters.
If Mihawk has the same relevance he currently has, it'll last a few pages if not straight up off...