I'm sad that the current arc has the crew having to go up against a generic oni guy with yakuza tats.
It's hard to find good merchandise of Doflamingo though. That damn coat of his is hard to translate well.
>It's hard to find good merchandise of Doflamingo though. That damn coat of his is hard to translate well.
Wait what? Doflamingo has a sizable amount of good merch and figures.
I'm far from a Doffyfag, but it really took a lot to bring him down. Law fucked his insides hard, and it took Luffy two goes with his strongest technique to finish the job. Without the group effort, they wouldn't have stood a prayer.
Basically the antichrist of he story. Based.
I agree. I waited for the arc since I first saw him since hes by far my favorite character but it was just really badly written overall.
His executives were goddamn jokes. Diamante loses to a goddamn log, Pika paints a target on the back of his head to be easily attack-able (from someone this experienced with his fruits I expect better) and Trebol... dont even get me started. What a goddamn disgrace. There was too much focus on the dwarves, too much focus on Rebecca and Kyros, too much focus on the fighters from the Colosseum and not enough on Doffy, his history, his plans, his actions etc. The only good thing about the arc was the fact that Oda made it pretty clear that Doffy is WAY above Luffy. But apart from that is was pretty damn disappointing.
Way too drawn out as well. Plenty of parts could have been shorter.
Yeah I didn't mind Doffy by his lonesome, but seriously, the whole arc was a mess and there were just too many characters being shown off or developed all at once that it just felt sloppy all throughout.
Like you, I should mention that I was also looking forward to Doflamingo ever since he made his first few appearances, so seeing how the Dressrosa arc turned out really put me off.
The whole fight against him was poorly written. Oda gave him so many hax abilities he couldn't figure out a believable way for Luffy to defeat him, bullshit ensues : Doesn't use birdcage on Luffy, uses only a few strings at a time instead of spamming (pic related), watches Luffy activate Gear 4 without trying to stop him, Luffy can activate Gear 4 while being controlled by his Parasite, decides to use his awakening abilities only after having suffered fatal wounds.
Terrible fight and terrible arc overall. There was literally no reason for Luffy not to activate Gear 4 immediatelly and fly his way to the top of the flower hill or for Doflamingo not to spam the shit out of Parasite.
Did he even use Overheat again? It's like Oda just kept pulling abilities out of his ass while forgetting that Doflamingo had other stronger movesets. that were established early on
I liked Enishi more but I'll have to admit that Shishio's ending, motives and overall arc was written better. The sad part was how the OVA depicted a better (and more nuanced) ending for Enishi's fight than the manga ever did.
This motherfucker right here.
can you name a villain better than this shithead? He pretty much ruined jonathan's life Burned his dog destroyed his house and took his fucking body on his honeymoon! that's right you heard me. he took the body of the main protagonist of part 1 on his damn honeymoon..
and all of this was just the shit he did to Jonathon in part 1. you heard me this was just part fucking one. i could go on if you wish but i don't think it's necessary
Is this a joke? Pic related
Johan was a shit villain.
No, wait, don't reply just yet. Let me elaborate.
"Johan the entity" was a fantastic villain. He exists not only as a character, but as a mystery, an object that instills dread and fascination when his name is spoken. An enigma. Something more than a man. He is hailed as a genius, a master manipulator and a cold-blooded killer since his youth.
But then, when we see him as "Johan the person", he doesn't actually do his own legends justice. He was a much better villain when he didn't appear on screen. He never matched the IDEA of Johan that the reader had in his head before seeing him.