General & Others On a scale of 1-10 How Close are you to Dropping One Piece?

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I was a 4.

After the end of this arc though, it might've climbed to an 8.

Oda had the opportunity to create greatness with the finale of the Wano arc, but in the end, Luffy won because of a bullshit power that wasn't foreshadowed.

His enemy, whose defining belief and defining symbolism was the idea that strength ruled the world, got overcome by strength and subsequently died.

In the end, Oda blundered the story into proving Kaido right.

Alternative solutions would've been obvious. There were other fighters there.

We could've seen Big Mom betray Kaido in a moment of weakness, where he was doing something she considered particularly horrible, and weaken him because rule of strength makes for unreliable allies.
We could've seen a team up of Luffy, Kidd, Law, Yamato and maybe Marco to bring him down because alliances of ideology can allow for strength by overcoming differences.
We could've seen Momonosuke's adult form step up and demonstrate just enough Oden-like natural strength to be marginally helpful at a critical moment while gaining a nasty wound that his Zoan fruit allows him to heal. He could've proved himself a worthy next Shogun due to that.
We could've seen Onigashima's floating nature actually impact the plot in a meaningful way by having it fall on Kaido's head.

Oda is usually a masterclass writer in this stuff. His villains are always defeated ideologically as well as physically.

Buggy was defeated because Nami stole his body while it was in pieces, which happened because he insisted that stealing was a pirate's right and turnabout is fair play.
Kuro was defeated because, by targeting his own crew as well, Luffy was able to get used to his moves enough to finally catch hold of him, Luffy caring about people (particularly subordinates) lives while Kuro does not.
Don Krieg was defeated because, despite willing to go to any length to win, including getting up after Luffy was drowning unconscious, winning through such methods would've been pyrrhic anyway, and Gin wasn't willing to let him make that sort of mistake.
And Arlong was defeated in Nami's map room, which he didn't even realize was his largest hypocrisy of all. Even if fishmen were stronger and better in all of the ways he claimed, his dismissal and enslaving of humans due to his stated reason of poor capability was still unjustified since the entire crew of the Arlong Pirates were relying on Nami's maps anyway.
Wapol lost because he had already forsaken literally everything he had which made him a king: a status which he claimed put him in the right.
Crocodile lost because he didn't consider it a virtue to care about anything except for the mission. Thus, the interpersonal trust of Nico Robin, which was vital to the mission, was never gained, and he lost by fighting against someone whose only purpose for being there was caring about a someone else, despite how it would literally never help him to achieve that status of Pirate King since they didn't even join his crew.
Enel lost because he couldn't dodge Luffy's final attack. Why? Because his Mantra didn't work that moment. Why? Because that attack wasn't aiming for him. Luffy was just trying to ring the bell. Why? Because Enel didn't understand the purpose and history of the bell. It was never something he looked into. Why? Because Enel was a man who actively scoffed uncaringly at knowledge, science, and historical context: The foundational trait to his character which allowed for him to call himself a "God" with a straight face. And the trait that brings him to the moon.

I could go on. These thematic conclusions didn't get any worse as One Piece continued. Until now.

I might take a break for half a year or something after wano ends (part of be still believes that there will be a miracle and Kaido will crawl out of hell for one final fight). At this point, I'm fully willing to believe that Oda has completely lost his touch when it comes to writing.
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after reading Op for 10+ year its very hard to drop it but if oda continue his trash writing and destroying characters like he did in wano in next ark i probably will drop op

one piece was my fav piece of media before wano but wano ...
Wow, I said that I wasn't close.

Well I am now tbh. It all depends on how it goes into the next arc. One Piece came to me as a young teen and now I'm in my mid 30s. It survived a lot of changes in my life but there's so much other shit going on and even other comics that I barely have enough time to read and collect. This arc was too important to ultimately underwhelm me like this, so I'll stick around long enough to honor my bets and just peace out if it's lazy going into the next arc.

Although I'm sure I made an account bet somewhere, so maybe part of the deal isn't so much peacing out as it is violently and abruptly shutting down. You know, like the conclusion of Onigashima
Well before it was an 8 because I wanted to see Wano through to the end, and now that it's reaching its conclusion it has now became a 10, and all the writing mistake, character assassinations, and lack of characterization of a multitude of characters are all just icing on the cake. When Wano officially ends, my time reading One Piece does as well.
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See you droppers at the Spoiler waiting room hint whoring every monday after you drop One Piece. :hapnoel:
I won't drop with 1053, but I probably won't have the energy to spare throughout the month break.
I said I will drop once Oda do Zoro dirty. I will wait til wano end. If miracle does not happen, I will definitely drop.

I am not ready to just see Luffy, the character I find most boring, keep foreshadow every god in the universe.
Yeah that "hm Joyboy sounds like Ryuma" shit was weak.