One Piece thoughts

I suppose this should really be ‘unhappy One Piece rant’, but whatever.

I cannot understand how, after two years, serving under Smoker and being posted to the New World, Tashigi has gone no where. Those G-5 soldiers sacrificed themselves for her, her men are being slaughtered, so she takes one hit before collapsing, crying and wishing Smoker would come and save them. 

This is the New World guys. It’s time to bring your A-game! Where’s the fire? Where’s the spark? Why is Tashigi just being used as a Sanji-beacon instead of being a seasoned fighter in her own right? What has she been doing for two years?

I would love to say that this is probably just the set up for some character development, but given the number of times I’ve used that excuse and been disappointed [coughcoughSanjicoughcough] I’m not going to hold my breath. 

Come on Oda, you really need to get over this damsel in distress thing: Camie [of course], Shirahoshi, the mermaids, Franky!Nami and now Tashigi. Did I miss anyone?
It’s just getting ridiculous, and I don’t know about other people, but that’s what really irks me about this chapter. It’s just another DID. Another man to the save. Another female character who I expected to be strong enough to handle herself being cast aside as a catalyst for the males. 

Also, since I never got around to saying anything about the other week’s chapter: guess that bodyswap was just for shits and giggles after all.