Analyses of their relationship
Let talk about Luffy and Hancock * Hancock is most beautiful woman in OP But it´s true they have a very strong friendship and lots of trust, which is really and the only thing I've never though about was the romance between luffy and Nami. No matter what everyone says, I feel Luffy has a special trust with Nami. She's the crew member who he entrusts his strawhat with the most. Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - [Luffy, Nami] . He shows it by trusting you with safely guiding us to our destinations and also.
Zoro is clearly taken by it and he is angry for letting his guard down around her. No matter how I look at it, he was already starting to fully trust her, but this was shaken with Nami running away and stealing from them. When Zoro goes after Nami to take her back, he encounters Arlong's pirate crew. Zoro clearly doesn't like the guy and he tells him he is here to look for a single woman, betray or not. He was there mainly because of Luffy's orders - remember, the guy was earlier angry with Nami who ran from them with all their treasures.
And yet, when Zoro finally finds her, his face clearly says he is very shocked and surprised. He can't believe Nami could be a part of Arlong's crew and he also questions her about it, asking her whether what she is saying is truly her true self. I don't know what exactly was on his mind by this moment, but the fact he asked her whether this is her true self implies he is trying to cool his head and think this situation through.
He didn't immediately jump in what she said and he suspected she could be lying and not saying truth. After all, why else would he still notice a change of her expression? If he already believed every shit she just spouted, he wouldn't have a care for the face she made. If he truly didn't trust her like he claims here, why else would he jump in the pool knowing full well Nami could just leave him be? He already found hard to believe Nami would be a part of a crew with Arlong, but her changed expression after Arlong accused her of being a witch was something that ensured him the most that she is not so cold Arlong described her to be.
By jumping in the pool Zoro was probably trying to test out Nami's trust and you know what, he was right. He knew she was trying to act though and he not only saw through it, he even pointed it at her. That must have frustrated Nami a lot, knowing someone she thought she could deceive in the end wasn't deceived by her and he even points out her flaws in there.
This is also an important moment where Zoro was able to very deeply understand Nami 1 although he didn't know her too long 2 and even though all the facts about Nami betraying them was pointing at him, he didn't believe it completely. More than anything, Zoro never truly knew what happened exactly in her past, he was truly just observing what happened here and there and he must have realized Arlong had something to do with the death of Nami's parent too. Aside from the trust, he has also shown a lot in previous times that he cares about her and he knows she is a good and caring person after all.
The swordsman is later freed from the prison thanks to Nami and she tells him to leave the place but? Zoro didn't do so, because apparently, he has nothing to do outside of there.Nami tells Captain Orders , Luffy : " I Want to Focus On Him "- One Piece 853
Only after he says that line does he also add he promised Luffy to bring her back. Something tells me Zoro already decided to save her or at least defeat Arlong, promise or not. Zoro later decides to go and save Usopp because Arlong wasn't present in the park. When it is revealed Nami probably killed Usopp and she even declares it, Zoro rans towards her. This is one of the most rocky moments these two have.
However, what I find interesting here is that he knows Nami can put a facade in other to save herself and her friends too - and this facade is something Zoro already saw through previously. He knows Nami is pretending here again, and because he has enough of it, he charges at her in order to wipe that facade off her face.
However, he is stopped by Sanji who as Zoro said, doesn't know much in the first place. If Zoro was truly so angry at Nami for killing Usopp and he wanted to kill her, why doesn't he show to be angry anymore when Sanji asks him about what Nami previously said? Instead, he is smirking a bit, and what he states implies he didn't truly believed what Nami said either. As if I didn't say it. Besides, he already suspects Arlong is the cause and the death of Nami's parent played a role here too.
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The only thing he didn't know is the fact Nami was trying to buy back her village from Arlong - but on the other hand, knowing him, he could be smart enough to realize Arlong was doing something not so good to her village. All the time during their fight against Arlong, the crew has shown how much they care about Nami, and I find a moment where Zoro shows Nami that Arlong is going down to be extremely nice.
However, the most surprising moment was when Arlong took Zoro's bandages. It is clear from Nami's face she is very worried about Zoro's wounds and she realizes he has lied to her about it earlier in order to protect her. If Zoro told her he got his wound from a Shichibukai, I doubt Nami would be able to hit him in his wound, which however would make her more suspicious to the Arlong.
He knew that Nami has a soft spot when it comes to these - she has shown to be very worried about his wounds that weren't that serious like this one and if she knew how serious this one was, there is no way Arlong would be able to trust her. After Nami saw the excess of his wounds, she must have felt guilty for hitting him there.
In the battle, Zoro is seriously injured and he is shown to be unable to fight. However, when an officer Nezumi shows up, Zoro doesn't like the guy's actions at all. He catches him with ease and he tells him the guy isn't really nice for trying to ruin the moment where people were celebrating. No matter how I look at it, Zoro was seriously angry that someone was trying to ruin the moment where Nami was truly freed from Arlong, his severe injuries weren't that significant to him at that moment at all.
To the point they shouldn't. Nami's first victim in her money schemes is Zoro who needed to borrow some money in other to buy swords.
However, he definitely lowered his guard around her as he totally didn't catch her talking about interest - while Nami is very happy he fell for it what a sly move Nami-san! Zoro is however the first and only victim who Nami happilly lended her money to without the past debts as he by that point didn't do anything he has to repay her for. A Reverse Mountain arc is a very important arc where it is clearly shown how much a navigator is needed. Zoro pays attention to Nami as she tries to explain why is Calm Belt dangerous, but before she can get to the crucial point, the whole crew experiences it.
It's not like he didn't respect her or something, he just found hard to believe a storm is safer than Calm Belt who wouldn't and it's not like he totally dissmissed what she said, as he still asks for her point.
In the first place, Zoro asked why didn't they just head south to Grand Line instead of using a mountain entrance, he couldn't know Calm Belts were dangerous before he experienced it.
Later, he admits that Nami was right and they have to use the entrance although he still finds it hard to believe. Later, they succesfully enter Grand Line and also get two new passengers onboard - Ms. The crew then sails to their next destination but along the way, they have to overcome many weather changes. All crewmembers had their hands full of work, but Zoro alone was able to sleep through all of it. When he wakes up, he doesn't have much time before Nami mercilessly punches him for his idiocy.
Although Zoro shows he wanted to go back at her It's not like he is really afraid of her or anything, but rather, he didn't even have a chance after she beat him real good. Zoro borrowed some money from Nami. In Whiskey Peak, it is shown Nami can make Zoro do what she wants despite the fact he is very strongly against it and he even goes to such lenghts as to argue with her about it.
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Most interestingly though, it's Nami's sentence about the promise that actually makes Zoro do what she wants. Nami wasn't there when Zoro made the biggest promises in his life to Kuina and later to Luffy. She wasn't there, and yet she knew what he deems as important, the fact promises are things he would never want to break.
With that said, Zoro has to go even though he doesn't want. Their debt is this way wiped out and it is not mentioned anymore at least in manga. When Zoro for example gets lost, he is very happy to see "Nami" because he knows she can help him.
This is already a moment that shows he trusts her completely when it comes to navigation. That is to say, Zoro seems to sometimes still let his guard down when Nami is concerned aside from danger - he admited it himself in Baratie arc and now, he didn't really consider it might be someone else than Nami too. And knowing him, he should have been able to kind of fight back or something and he could have probably been able to get from the enemy, IF he suspected "Nami" here, just a little.
Later, Zoro, Nami and Vivi who were all captured by Mr. There are a lot of things going on here, but I will mention only two most important things.
When Zoro declares he will cut off his feet to fight the opponents, Nami and Vivi are both extremely shocked by it. However, Nami can't exactly say what else can he do, so in the end, he attemps to do it. Thanks to Luffy's intrusion, Zoro didn't succesfully do it, but when he is asked about whether they have problems, Zoro just casually says nothing at all.
Nami however finds his bleeding legs to be a problem and it is clear she doesn't like it in the slightest. This moment shows how much Nami can be worried about him a lot even though Zoro doesn't need it and he doesn't consider that a problem in the slightest.
It is still nice to see Nami would worry about him and care about him even when he deems it as necessary. Knowing the guy being a fighter and if he doesn't want to seriously look for his own wounds, then someone else has to do it right? After Nami has calmed down, she and Zoro have an extremely relaxed conversation going on and both Vivi and their enemies were taken aback by it. These two somehow already reached the point where they can even talk about these kind of things as they have already gotten used to it now.
They are shown to be interacting the most despite being in such a condition, it's hard to explain, but I find it like they understand each other so well they know what awaits them.
As if it wasn't enough, Oda also gave them a small moment of their interaction in the battle Straw Hats vs.
Barouque Works on Little Garden even though they themselves weren't that significant at that moment. When Vivi tells the crew about Nami's condition worsen, Zoro and Luffy are the only ones drawn to notice it. There is a big possibility he carried her inside, because later when Nami comes out, Zoro tells her he told her to rest while he take care of the rest. In the manga, there was no moment he ever told that to her directly, nor was there a moment someone carrying Nami inside - interestingly too, it seems like Zoro voluntarily chose to navigate because he is doing it and seriously, who in their right minds would put him in this position?
The only time Zoro could have said he is gonna take care of the rest navigating while she should rest is while he carries her. If anyone right minded heard him saying he will take care of the rest aka things Nami does - navigatingthere is no way they would just let him do it. These whole moments show that he cares about her a lot and despite his sense of direction, he is willing to take her position until she gets better.
He also trusts her now when it comes to navigation and he doesn't question her orders on the sea anymore. After they managed to run from the storm, there is a small snippet that could indicate Zoro took Nami inside her room after she collapsed - he is seen to be the only one rushing on the deck where Nami collapsed in Vivi's arms. What even fuels this is simply the fact he chose to sleep in her room with other crewmembers instead of guarding the ship - which Sanji was doing.
The last moment that shows he cares is also when he stayed in Nami's room and told Luffy to go outside. This again I found to be a small moment where he shows he is worried about her too. There are so many moments here, I seriously don't know where to start. I think I will start with these little moments that center around Sanji, Zoro and Nami.
There were already times Zoro got in a fight with Sanji because of Nami - the first time in Cocoyashi Village. However, in Alabasta Zoro very often retorts back whenever Sanji says anything that has to do with Nami - whether he is jealous or not, it's sure he doesn't really like it as it is shown that Nami is the only girl Sanji swoons over Zoro is more concerned about.
He can easily detect her money-like thoughts and he is also very well aware whenever she uses her flirtarious side. However, he never falls for it because he knows she doesn't do it because she means it seriously but rather in other to achieve something.
Nami usually says nothing when he practices, but she somehow must have felt his tension after they left Luffy with Crocodile back in Rainbase. She tells him to not waste his strenght on something like that but Zoro probably finds her annoying and he just tells her to shut up. It was kinda harsh from Zoro, but that still displays he isn't afraid to say something like that to her when he finds her annoying him. Again, she can be worried about him even though he doesn't truly care about it.
She didn't even comment on other crewmembers at all. He sees Luffy as his captain and looks up to him a lot, but he also seems to be the one in the crew that controls Luffy the most besides perhaps Nami.
Either way I find the moments of Sanji reprimanding Luffy really funny, but I again really love when they show the trust they have for each other. It makes their development almost seem private, and in a way it is, because Luffy is definitely the person that Sanji has allowed to get the closest to him. They are both dreamers and I think these two in particular have been connected because of their dreams, which is something Oda focused a lot on in the Baratie arc.
Luffy knows Sanji really well and I think the way he more than anything wants Sanji to see his own worth is really great. I also love the fact that Sanji is the one Luffy compliments the most and how well Oda showed in this arc how important Sanji really is to him. The way he manages to get past Choppers protective walls and truly show Chopper that there is a place for him together with the strawhats is probably my favorite introduction arc out of the whole crew.
The two of them having fun together and the way Luffy teases Chopper is really just cute to watch.
Relationship between Luffy and Nami
They share a lot of similarities because of their younger age and fun-loving nature, and also how they both like food and sweets so much. I just kind of wish that they got more development in their relationship. They are completely different people, but Robin mostly just find Luffy amusing and is simply happy to be his nakama. But other than that I fail to come up with many things to say about their bond. If we compare it to how Luffy has dealt with Sanji in the current arc the differences are pretty huge and in my opinion the bond between Luffy and Robin lacks a lot of personal bonding.
Franky — To Luffy Franky seems to be that cool uncle that is hilarious just being himself.
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If anything Luffy got a better development with Iceburg and that always struck me as quite odd. Their interactions can be quite funny with how Luffy just finds Franky cool and kind of unsuspectingly hilarious sometimes, but I really wish that Oda would put some more focus on developing their bond.
Brook — I love Brook and I love Luffy and these two seem to feel the same way about each other. Meaning that just like me they find each other hilarious. They think the other one is hilarious and in that way without really interacting much I just think their reactions to each other are funny. However I still think that there is a profound relationship and mutual understanding between them. Brook really admires Luffy and acknowledge him as his new captain and a true friend who instantly showed Brook he was welcome.
Both of them also share strong bonds with Laboon which connects them even more, and I also love how Luffy and Brook are both so carefree in certain ways.
I feel these two are truly similar in a wear-their-heart-on-their-sleeves kind of way. Still, similarly to Franky, sadly Brook has not yet had much opportunity to further develop his bond with Luffy through deeper interactions after his initial introduction. I understand this decision, but I still hope that Oda will use a little less time on gags and fighting and more time for Luffy to deepen his bonds with at least some of his crew-members in future arcs.