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One Piece: 10 Devil Fruits That Function Better Outside Of Battle

Devil Fruits are an incredible source of power in the One Piece series, and nearly every strong character possesses one. These fruits offer quite diverse powers—including the Paramecia, Logia type, and Zoan type. Each class of the Devil Fruits functions differently and thus has different uses in combat.

While some Devil Fruits offer great offensive power and help the user out tremendously in combat—such as the Logia ones—others are much better outside of battle and can be used for support purposes.

10 Kobu Kobu No Mi — It Allows The User To Motivate Others To Fight

Belo Betty, the commander of the East Army of the Revolutionary Army, ate this Devil Fruit. It belongs to the Paramecia class and is quite fitting for someone from the Revolutionary Army.

The Kobu Kobu no Mi allows the user to motivate others and bring out their latent energy. Betty was seen using it while waving her flag, and the people under its effect got tremendously stronger.

9 Giro Giro No Mi  — It Allows The User The Power To Read Minds And Gain Insight On Anything

Eaten by Viola, this Devil Fruit is quite powerful. Although it can be used in battle, it is much better when used outside of it. The Giro Giro no Mi Fruit has made Viola an Insight Human as it allows her to see through everything.

She can read the minds of people and even access their memories. Its powers are tremendous, and they were an asset to the Donquixote Pirates.

8 Doa Doa No Mi — It Allows The User To Create Doors Out Of Anything

The powers of the Doa Doa no Mi belong to none other than Blueno, who formerly worked for the CP-9. This Devil Fruit is one of the most useful ones for espionage missions as it allows him to create doors out of thin air to almost anywhere once they touch it.

Using its powers, Blueno was able to sneak inside Iceberg's mansion in the Water 7 arc.

7 Inu Inu No Mi, Model: Kyuubi No Kitsune - It Allows The User To Take The Appearance Of Others

The Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyuubi no Kitsune isba Mythical Zoan type of Devil Fruit was introduced in the series as the Wano Country arc was going on. It was revealed to have been eaten by the captain of the 4th ship of the Blackbeard Pirates, Catarina Devon.

This Devil Fruit is beneficial outside of battle as it allows the user to take any other person's appearance. The conditions needed to meet this aren't known yet. However, its utility outside of battle can't be denied.

6 Horo Horo No Mi — It Allows The User To Create Hollows At Will

Eaten by Perona, the Horo Horo no Mi is quite an amazing Devil Fruit with great utility both in and outside battle. It allows her to create hollows that can be used for various purposes.

In battle, Perona uses them to make her opponents lose their will to fight. It forms a tremendous scouting network outside of battle, as seen in the Thriller Bark arc of One Piece.

5 Nagi Nagi No Mi — It Allows The User To Conceal Sound

This Devil Fruit was eaten by Donquixote Rosinante, also known as Corazon. It offers minimal usage in combat. However, for espionage missions, this Devil Fruit is one of the best there is.

It allowed Corazon to create soundproof rooms, letting him move and talk freely inside without any sound leaving the field. Corazon could also move within it without creating any sound, making it a handy Devil Fruit.

4 Horu Horu No Mi — It Allows The User To Manipulate Hormones

Horu Horu no Mi is a Paramecia type of Devil Fruit that was eaten by the Grand Line forces of the Revolutionary Army, Emporio Ivankov. This Devil Fruit serves a great purpose both in and outside of battle.

It allows Ivankov to manipulate the hormones of people at will, making him a hormone-controlling human. Perhaps the biggest strength of this fruit is its amazing control over healing hormones and temporary power-boosting hormones.

3 Toki Toki no Mi — It Allows The User To Jump Forward In Time

Eaten by Kozuki Toki, this Devil Fruit is of the most useful ones in the world of One Piece outside of combat. It allows the user to jump forward in time. Using its power, Toki was able to travel over 800 years into the future.

The Devil Fruit user cannot go back in the past; however, there is no limit on how many times they can jump forward in time.

2 Suke Suke No Mi - It Turns The User Invisible

Introduced during the Thriller Bark arc of One Piece, the Suke Suke no Mi was first eaten by Absalom, one of Gecko Moria's subordinates, and late by Shiryu of the Rain. This Devil allowed him to turn himself invisible, making it quite a dangerous ability.

What's more, any object in direct contact with the user can also be cloaked under its powers, which shows how useful it is, especially outside of battle.

1 Mane Mane No Mi - It Allows The User Copy The Appearance Of Others

The Mane Mane no Mi once belonged to Kurozumi Higurashi, after whose death it passed on to Bon Clay. This Devil Fruit belongs to the Paramecia class, and it allows the user to take on the appearance of anyone whose face they've touched.

It's an incredibly useful Devil Fruit for impersonating others or sneaking in and out of certain organizations to gain intel. Without a doubt, the Mane Mane no Mi is a tremendous power outside of battle.

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One Piece: 10 Times An Unlikely Hero Saved The Day

One Piece follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, who sets out on his journey to find the treasure known as One Piece and become the King of the Pirates. The Straw Hat Pirates travel across the islands in the Grand Line and often end up fighting against the enemies in various countries.

While Luffy is the one who saves the day most of the time, One Piece has its fair share of moments where some unlikely characters stepped up in the most unpredictable fashion. One Piece might follow Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, but they aren't the only characters who get to save the day.

10 Monkey D. Dragon – He Saved Luffy From Dying At Loguetown

Monkey D. Dragon is a great figure who leads the Revolutionary Army. He made his first appearance during the Loguetown arc where he was stopped Buggy from killing Luffy by somehow manipulating the weather. What's more, Dragon also saved Luffy from Smoker moments after and was the only reason the crew even got to the Grand Line.

9 Mr. Prince – He Rescued Most Of His Crewmates By Fooling Sir Crocodile During The Alabasta Arc

Sanji, or Mr. Prince as he liked to call himself during the Alabasta Arc, was the savior of the Straw Hat Pirates when they found themselves trapped in Crocodile's casino in Rainbase. The crew would've died had Sanji not showed up and saved them. Surprisingly, Oda handled it in a way where the fans didn't expect him to swoop in and save the day.

8 Going Merry – She Came To Enies Lobby To Rescue The Straw Hat Pirates And Sail For One Last Time

The Going Merry was the first ship the Straw Hat Pirates they traveled on for most of their adventures in Paradise. Unfortunately, the ship suffered enough damage by the time they arrived on Water 7 and had to be replaced. However, when the crew needed help at Enies Lobby, it was Going Merry who showed up and saved them one last time, saving the day for the crew.

7 Portgas D. Ace – He Saved Monkey D. Luffy From Blackbeard, Who Wanted To Turn Him Over To The Government

Ace was properly introduced in the Alabasta arc and it was mentioned that he was on a great hunt for a subordinate of his, Blackbeard. The two finally met at Banaro Island in the Grand Line, where Blackbeard revealed that he was targeting Luffy.

Ace, realizing that he had to protect his brother at all costs, fought Blackbeard and was handed over to the Government instead. Had Ace not fought him there, Luffy would surely have died.

6 Bartholomew Kuma – He Saved The Crew From The Pacifistas And Admiral Kizaru At Sabaody Archipelago

Also known as the Tyrant, Kuma met the Straw Hat Pirates during the Thriller Bark arc and saw them again immediately after, at Sabaody Archipelago. He was responsible for splitting the crew apart and sending them to different islands across the world. Although it was seen as a villainous act back then, it was later revealed that Kuma was actually saving the crew and helping them escape from the Navy.

5 Boa Hancock – She Snuck Luffy Into Impel Down And Helped Him At Marineford

The Pirate Empress, Boa Hancock was one of Luffy's greatest allies by the end of the first half. Not only did she take Luffy to Impel Down at the risk of her own position, she also helped him at Marineford. Hancock saved him from the Pacifistas, Smoker, Sentomaru, and if that wasn't enough, she even gave him the key to Ace's handcuffs.

4 Bon Clay – He Saved The Impel Down Alliance By Opening The Gates Of Justice

Bon Clay was once a member of Crocodile's Baroque Works, but he had a change of heart and helped the Straw Hat Pirates escape Hina's grasp. At Impel Down, Bon Clay stayed behind and allowed the alliance to escape Magellan by opening the Gates of Justice.

Thanks to his Mane Mane no Mi, he was the only person capable of pulling this off and had it not been for him, Luffy would never have reached Marineford.

3 Shanks – He Came To Marineford To Put An End To The Paramount War

Red-Haired Shanks, one of the Yonko of the New World, showed up at Marineford after the death of Portgas D. Ace and Whitebeard. His arrival was completely out of the blue and thanks to his presence, the war immediately stopped. Shanks not only allowed Luffy to escape, but saved the lives of both Marines and the Whitebeard Pirates by putting an end to the violence which seemed never-ending.

2 Shirahoshi – She Saved Fishman Island From Destruction By Stopping The Noah

Shirahoshi is the daughter of King Neptune, the King of Fishman Island, and one of the most crucial people in the world of One Piece. She is the Ancient Weapon Poseidon and holds the power to control the Sea Kings at will.

Shirahoshi played a pivotal role in the Fishman Island arc by stopping the Noah, which Luffy was trying to stop from hitting Fishman Island. By using her powers, Shirahoshi saved not only Luffy's life but also those of the entire populace of Fishman Island.

1 Pedro – He Sacrificed His Life To Help The Strawhat Pirates Escape From Whole Cake Island

Pedro was the Captain of Nekomamushi's Whale Forest Guardians and a powerful Mink with a bounty of 388 million berries on his head. He came to Whole Cake Island with Luffy in order to help them retrieve Sanji and steal Big Mom's Poneglyphs.

Although they succeeded at doing both, the crew faced imminent death at the hands of Big Mom, Katakuri, and Perospero – but that's when Pedro stepped up and blew himself up to give the crew a chance to escape.

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10 One Piece Villains Who Wasted Their Potential

One Piece has some of the most impressive villains in all of fiction thanks to Eiichiro Oda's creative writing. The story features the likes of the Shichibukai and the Yonko of the Sea, among others who live up to their reputation and add a whole new level of enjoyment to the series.

Some villains, however, had tremendous potential to play a huge role in the story and become bigger threats than they actually were. In a franchise with as many character as One Piece, not everyone can live up to their potential. That goes double for the series' villains.

10 Gecko Moria – He Was The Main Villain Of The Thriller Bark Arc But Was Already Beyond His Prime

Gecko Moria was a Shichibukai who now has a bounty of 320 million berries on his head. Back in his prime, Moria was powerful enough to challenge Kaido and survive the battle, although his crew couldn't do the same. Realizing that crewmates are killable, Moria decided to create an army of Zombies and planned to use them to make him the Pirate King. In the process, Moria wasted all his potential as a fighter and got tremendously weak.

9 Hyouzou – He Was The Strongest Swordsman Of Fishman Island But Hardly A Threat

Hyouzou was a blue-ringed octopus merman who appeared as one of the main antagonists during the Fishman Island arc. He was quite strong for an average fighter, but for the Straw Hat Pirates who had just returned from the two-year training, he was no threat. Hyouzou fought Zoro in what was an incredibly easy fight for the latter and ended up losing within seconds despite having quite a threatening aura.

8 Baby 5 – She Had One Of The Most Powerful Devil Fruits In One Piece But Was Severely Underutilized

Baby 5 was a member of the Donquixote Pirates and appeared as a minor antagonist in the Dressrosa Saga. Although an underling of Doflamingo, Baby 5 was quite powerful and her Devil Fruit played a big role in that. She holds the power of the Buki Buki no Mi which allows her to turn herself into any weapon. Evidently, Baby 5 could've been a lot more useful as her fruit had great potential but sadly, she never used it in an effective manner.

7 Sugar – She Had What Is Easily One Of The Most Powerful Devil Fruits In One Piece

Like Baby 5, Sugar was a member of the Donquixote Family. She was key to Doflamingo's plan to maintain control over Dressrosa as her Hobi Hobi no Mi allowed her to turn anyone into a toy with a mere touch. Furthermore, she could then sign a contract with them which prevented them from betraying her.

If that wasn't enough, everyone's memories of the person who got turned into a toy were wiped out entirely. Such a powerful Devil Fruit could certainly have been used in a bigger fashion.

6 Buggy – His Devil Fruit Makes Him Impervious To Any Slash Based Attack

Buggy is one of the former Shichibukai who has the power of the Bara Bara no Mi, a Paramecia type of Devil Fruit that allows him to split his body into parts and manipulate them within a certain sphere. Buggy's Devil Fruit is quite decent as it prevents him from getting cut and with it, he can launch sneak attacks from anywhere. Unfortunately, he wasted his potential as a fighter and became a gag character as the story went on.

5 Vander Decken IX – Although A Weak Fishman, His Devil Fruit Was Rather Strong

Vander Decken was an antagonist who appeared in the Fishman Island arc. To search for the Ancient Weapon Poseidon and control its power, Decken tried his best to marry Shirahoshi but failed every time.

That's when he used his Devil Fruit power, the Mato Mato no Mi, to kill her. This Devil Fruit allowed Decken to throw any object towards the person who he last touched. He could've potentially destroyed Fishman Island by throwing the Noah at it. Keeping that in mind, Decken had a lot of potential but was wasted because of his incompetent thinking as a villain.

4 Caribou – He Is The Only Logia Type User In The Story Who Is Weak

"Wet-haired" Caribou appeared in the story after the two-year time-skip wrapped up and the Straw Hats met on Sabaody Archipelago. Although he appeared threatening initially, Caribou turned out to be quite a weak character.

Logia Devil Fruits turn the user into a force of nature and Caribou certainly couldn't make good use of his abilities at all.

3 Charlotte Smoothie – She Is The Second Strongest Subordinate Of Big Mom But Has Barely Done Anything

Smoothie is one of the Three Sweet Commanders of the Big Mom Pirates and only second to Charlotte Katakuri in terms of power. She has a bounty of 932 million berries on her head, showing that she's truly a huge threat to the Government.

Despite her stature and all the power that she holds, Smoothie has rarely done anything useful. She has been a part of two major arcs but has barely featured at all. She remains one character that Oda continues to waste as the story goes on.

2 Charlotte Cracker – He Appeared Only As A Minor Antagonist

Cracker is one of the strongest characters in the world and a powerful Sweet Commander of the Big Mom Pirates. He has a bounty of 860 million berries on his head which shows how big a threat he really is to the World Government.

Despite everything, the only time Cracker was ever useful was when he fought against Luffy, and even then, he lost. He's not been seen since and didn't play any part in the fight against Germa and the Straw Hats. He's also not a part of the team that came to Wano and thus is a bag of wasted potential.

1 Foxy – He Is A Gag Character But His Devil Fruit Is One Of The Most Overpowered In The Story

Foxy was first introduced in One Piece's Long Ring Long Land arc where he and his crew engaged in a Davy Back Fight against the Straw Hat Pirates. Foxy's Devil Fruit, the Noro Noro no Mi, was also revealed in this arc. Surprisingly, it turned out to be an incredibly powerful ability. This Devil Fruit allows him to shoot out a beam of light that tremendously slows down anyone it hits. Had Foxy been stronger, he would've been able to unlock the true potential of this fruit.

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One Piece: Luffy's 10 Best Finishing Moves

Monkey D. Luffy is the protagonist of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece, where he sets out on his journey to find the One Piece and become the King of the Pirates. Being a battle shonen cast, Luffy encounters tons of powerful enemies who stand in his way as the story progresses, and through sheer grit, he manages to overcome most of them.

Thanks to his highly developed skill with the Gomu Gomu no Mi and his refined usage of Haki, Luffy develops some monstrously powerful finishing moves with time and knocks out even the strongest of foes with them.

10 Gomu Gomu No Ougon Rifle: This Technique Was Used To Defeat God Enel At Skypiea

Another powerful attack of Luffy, Gomu Gomu no Ougon Rifle was a technique that he came up with to defeat Enel, the God of Skypiea. This technique was conditional as it relied heavily on the golden ball that he was carrying on his arm, however, it was deadly nonetheless.

Its speed was so great that not even Enel, someone who could move at the speed of lightning, could react to it or get out of its way.

9 Gomu Gomu No Jet Gatling: This Technique Was Used To Defeat Rob Lucci At Enies Lobby

One of the most iconic finishers of Monkey D. Luffy, Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling was first used against the strongest of the CP-9, Rob Lucci. This technique became accessible to Luffy after he developed Gear Second and Gear Third to save Robin from falling into the palms of the Government.

This technique is a stronger version of the Gomu Gomu no Gatling, powered up by the strength of Gear Second.

8 Gomu Gomu no Giant Jet Shell: This Technique Was Used Against Gecko Moria

One of the rarest techniques used by Monkey D. Luffy, Gomu Gomu no Giant Jet Shell was utilized against Gecko Moria during their fight in the Thriller Bark arc.

This technique was especially powerful as it combined the usage of Gear Second and Gear Third. Its power was so tremendous that even after consuming a thousand shadows, Moria was unable to put up a fight and ultimately lost consciousness by being hit several times.

7 Gomu Gomu no Jet Pistol (With Haki): This Technique Was First Displayed Against A Pacifista

After completing his two-year training, Luffy gained access to all three types of Haki at a basic level. Thanks to this training, he gained monstrous strength and reached a whole new level.

The first proper demonstration of his Armament Haki came against a Pacifista and to everyone's surprise, he managed to take him down with just one hit of a Jet Pistol coated in Haki.

6 Gomu Gomu no Elephant Gatling: This Technique Was Used To Take Down Hody Jones

Just like Gear Second, Luffy had also improved his usage of Gear Third techniques after the time-skip and eliminated all of its drawbacks. Using it with Haki, he gained access to an array of new abilities such as Gomu Gomu no Elephant Gatling, which he used to defeat the main antagonist of the Fishman Island arc, Hody Jones.

This technique is quite similar to a regular Gatling, the only difference being that it is gigantified by Gear Third and strengthened further by the usage of Armament Haki.

5 Gomu Gomu no Grizzly Magnum: This Technique Was Used To Take Down Caesar Clown

Grizzly Magnum debuted against Caesar Clown, a former Marine scientist with a bounty of 300 million berries. This technique was strong enough to finish Caesar off in a single hit and overpowering his Shinokuni gas as well.

Grizzly Magnum is a stronger version of the regular Gomu Gomu no Bazooka, only stronger thanks to the usage of Haki and Gear Third.

4 Gomu Gomu no King Kong Gun: This Powerful Technique Was Strong Enough To Take Down Doflamingo

In an epic clash against the Shichibukai and King of Dressrosa, Donquixote Doflamingo, Luffy unleashed the power of his newest form, called Gear Fourth.

To beat Doflamingo, he relied on the strongest technique in his arsenal, called Gomu Gomu no King Kong Gun, and its power was so tremendous that it broke through all of Doflamingo's techniques and immediately knocked him out.

3 Gomu Gomu No Cannonball: This Technique Was Used To Defeat Charlotte Cracker

To overcome one of the Sweet Commanders of the Big Mom Pirates with a bounty of 860 million berries, Luffy relied on the power of Tankman.

Letting Cracker charge at him, he showed him his toughened defenses and countered his attack in a manner where the Sweet Commander was sent flying for miles. Gomu Gomu no Cannonball remains to be one of his strongest techniques to date.

2 Gomu Gomu no King Cobra: This Technique Was Powerful Enough To Take Down Charlotte Katakuri

Luffy fought Charlotte Katakuri in what was his toughest fight to date at the time and did quite well against him. After picking up the ability to use Future Sight Observation Haki, Luffy got closer to his level.

To even things out, he accessed a new form, called Snakeman, and used the technique called King Cobra to defeat Katakuri. Much like the other Snakeman techniques, King Cobra sees Luffy launch his fist at a tremendous speed and it keeps changing direction in the air and gaining momentum before it finally lands a powerful blow.

1 Gomu Gomu no Storm: This Technique Was Used To Finish Off Crocodile

One of the strongest attacks of Luffy before the time-skip, Gomu Gomu no Storm was first used against the leader of the Baroque Works, Sir Crocodile.

To perform this technique, Luffy uses Gomu Gomu no Fusen at first, and launches himself in the air at a blazing speed, followed by a barrage of punches boosted by the momentum he gained. This technique was strong enough to crush through Crocodile's Desert Pesado and defeat him.

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10 Best Life Lessons One Piece Has Taught Fans (So Far)

One Piece has brought fans many action scenes, memorable soundtracks, and intense character moments for many years. Whether it be through the manga or the anime, fans will never forget about the franchise's impact it had on their lives.

One Piece is no stranger regarding real issues concerning discrimination, child exploitation and experimentation, and other darker topics many anime don't tend to explore. On that note, with these segments come various messages and lessons fans must take from the content they see online, in print, or elsewhere at face value.

10 Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Whenever someone feels defeated or unmotivated by an event or situation, they tend to give up everything based on how dire the situation is for them. Luffy felt that way when being beaten to a pulp by Bellamy, who didn't care about shattering his dreams until Blackbeard stepped in to revitalize Luffy's goals.

To see Blackbeard boost Luffy's self-esteem was an astounding sight to behold, considering how he becomes one of Luffy's greatest enemies later. It shows how One Piece is a great self-improvement anime for anyone needing motivation.

9 Friends & Family Are The Most Important Things In Life

While some people may argue that Naruto and Sasuke's relationship is the closest friendship in shonen anime, presenting the entirety of Luffy's journey with his comrades may help sway people's opinions a different way. Regardless of which Straw Hat Pirate is the favorite, One Piece taught people that anyone feels like a family member regardless of how they look or where they were born.

Luffy never wanted to disrespect his friends on a grand level, even if there were several occasions where the Straw Hat Pirates did not love his decisions. Whenever one member was in trouble, Luffy made sure to give their antagonist a fight to showcase his love, affection, and care for his allies.

8 Heroes Don't Always Win In The End

Whenever someone reads or watches a superhero lose to the bad guy, they get a sense of anger, dread, and misery. Despite leaving their enemies beaten, the Straw Hat Pirates' worst losses in the franchise are notable. Whether it's Nami's hopelessness against Arlong or the Straw Hat Pirates getting decimated by Bartholomew Kuma, their losses helped strengthen themselves.

Thus One Piece features fights where their main cast can't be victorious, to leave fans with the understanding that every battle they endure isn't always winnable. The franchise wants fans to improve themselves for the next fight by learning from their defeat.

7 Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

Whether someone is making friends with new people or shielding someone from a threatening-looking person, it's good to understand the person one's engaging with on a substantial level. Despite looking like a cute reindeer, Chopper's transformations change the little guy into a fierce and monstrous opponent.

During the Enies Lobby arc of the franchise, Chopper's Monster Point form showcases the ferocious power that laid dormant in him. To underestimate Chopper afterward would be a ludicrous thought to have for the villains in the franchise. Chopper made sure to leave an impact on fans after that moment.

6 Enemies Can End Up Being One Of Your Greatest Friends

Nico Robin isn't only a One Piece villain that became a hero, but she was a game-changer and essential ally for Luffy to have on his crew. As Miss All Sunday, the alias she went by when serving Crocodile, she was in charge of handling assassin duties, overseeing individuals under Crocodile, and helping him out with the poneglyphs; in Alabasta.

However, when Robin joined Luffy's crew, she felt like she was a part of something much grander and beautiful. Despite having a short fall-out with her crewmates during the Water 7 and Enies Lobby arcs, Robin learned what it meant to feel loved by friends.

5 Focus On What You Have & Not What You Lost

To lose someone close regardless of their affiliation is a difficult situation to cope with, especially if their passing happens right before someone's eyes. Luffy had to witness many tragedies occur in front of him. In every situation, he felt dread, emptiness, and less willpower.

Seeing Luffy cry endlessly to one of the most shocking deaths in the series was difficult for the characters around him and the anime's fans to handle. However, the Warlord ally Jinbei made sure to let Luffy realize that he still had family who needed him to lead them to their destiny. The scene between Jinbei and Luffy left fans realizing why it's vital to keep fighting even after facing tragedy.

4 Always Be Yourself & Never Change For People

An ongoing issue that many people face once in their lives is having the willpower to never change for someone. Ivankov's appearance left fans with this message with his outward appearance and sparkling sense of charisma.

Regardless of how he appeared in front of people or what cruel things others told him, Ivankov never let naysayers bring him or others like him down. Ivankov's willingness to train Sanji after the events of Sabaody serves as a testament to how noble and kind-hearted he is as a pirate. Being comfortable with who you are and what you represent is the main lesson anyone can learn from this character.

3 Discrimination Is A Serious Issue & Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly

Fisher Tiger's demise is one of One Piece's saddest deaths that broke fans' hearts because of why and how it happened. Fisher Tiger was a proud leader to his fellow Fishmen and even cared for human lives despite being enslaved by humans in the past. Despite being a former slave to humans, Fisher Tiger showed care for humans and often rescued them from cruel people.

Even after he's gunned down by marines and is denied human blood to save his life, Fisher Tiger died knowing that future human beings would break the discriminatory barrier between Fishmen and humans. His wish may have come to pass thanks to Luffy and his recent good-willed actions toward the Fishmen.

2 It's Okay To Ask For Help

Whenever someone's asked what their favorite One Piece scene was in the franchise, many will refer to the moment where Nico Robin desperately told Luffy and his crew that she wanted to live. It's a dramatic moment, not because of stellar voice acting, soundtrack, or animation, but for the lesson it left fans.

The lesson is to seek help from others whenever in a dire situation. Although there are other notable scenes like Nami's cries for help with Arlong, Robin's former villainous background adds some weight to this testament, considering the bond she forms with them after joining the crew in Alabasta.

1 Don't Be Afraid To Take On People Who Are Bigger Than You

Even though Luffy has his downfalls concerning his overconfidence, recklessness, and hotheaded traits, he's not one to back down to anyone that wishes to harm others. Luffy has proven numerous times why people should stand up for themselves regardless of how monstrous or cruel their opponent is.

Some examples include Luffy's willingness to stand up to Arlong to protect Nami, fighting a celestial dragon to avenge Hatchan, and taking on Big Mom to get Sanji back. Like a king to his subordinates, Luffy doesn't like bowing to anyone and will try his best to make sure the evildoer is put in their place one way or another.

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