We want to expose this because is very use full also to understand how much works is need to develop a relationship between 2 character in this case Zoro&Robin. From the beginning,even before One Piece come out, Eiichiro Oda had the idea of a swordsman that saves a girl with a very sad past. He wanted also a scene where a swordsman cut in half a dragon.
Before Eiichiro Oda created One Piece (his most important works inside his career as Mangaka), he develop separate story that where put together in the series Wanted. The case that interest us is call Monster.
The story talks about a young swordsman that arrive in a town. He met a girl. That girl is called Flare, she is an owner of a restaurant, inside that restaurant, there is also the main antagonist of the story Shirano. This character is presented has the hero that saved the girl 7 years before from an accident where a Dragon burn her hometown. During that accident, only Flare survived. In reality, Shirano is a very cold/heartless guys that look only in his personal business. He cooperates together with the dragon to destroy the city. He saves Flare, not for a good reason but he looked after someone that could bring him more fame and prestige. In the moment that Ryuma encounters Shirano inside the restaurant, he felt that he need to challenge him. Ryuma loses during the first encounter because Shirano is very skilled in his swordsmanship.
Ryuma will fight again Shirano to vengeance the death of Flare parents. In that case, he wins the combat with one slash . At the same time the dragon appears to burn again the city but this time, Ryuma protect Flare, he cut with a sigle slash the dragon head. The end of the story shows that Flare&Ryuma are left in good term, they are good friends.
Now this story has interesting and uses full information that Eiichiro Oda took also for One Piece (his masterpiece). In One Piece he creates a figure call Roronoa Zoro that has an incredible design similarity like Ryuma: their face, body, gesture are very alike and also their profession both are incredible skill swordsman. In the case of Flare, the girl is drawn not exactly like Robin but Oda took from her, especially her sad story/background to develop Robin.
Here you can see in detail the similarity between Zoro&Ryuma and Robin&Flare. In the case of Zoro&Ryuma:
1) The main character Ryuuma shares a similar design with Zoro; 2) Both of them are proud and very skilled swordsmen; 3) The major antagonist for Zoro&Ryuma shares a very similar design. They are rival. The difference between Mihawk and Shirano is the fact that they have 2 completely different personalities and backstory. 4) In both cases when they are introduced they met a female character that is going to help them. In the case of Ryuma is Flare and in the case of Zoro is Rika. 5) In both cases, they are starving to death; 6) In both cases are going to help the girl, Zoro against the Marine, Ryuma against Shirano&Dragon 7) They both cut in half a dragon. 8) Ryuma is also introduce in One Piece (in his Zombie form) during Thriller Bark, he fight Zoro that in that case win the fight and receive the Shusui.
Now about Flare and Robin:
1) Flare is a very complex character like Robin. She has a dark and very sad past, in both cases, they lost there chill town and they are the only survive. In the cases of Flare is a Dragon and in the case of Robin is the world government and more precisely the CP-9 that gave the order to destroy Oahra; 2) There is also an interesting information that connects Flare&Robin. In the case of Flare, the attack of her home town happened 7 years before she encounters Ryuma. That number is official the number that represents Nico Robin because she entered in the crew as the 7th member. 3) Both women show for different reasons that the give up for there live, they wanted to end there/to die. 4) Flare has a name that recalls the Robin technique “Fior Fior”
To conclude about Flare and Robin, I think that Eiichiro Oda took the idea of Flare background to develop Robin mini arc during the water 7 when we see a very impact full/sad past field with a lot of desperation. All straw-hat suffer some kind of lost during there past but for Nico Robin, the story that Eiichiro Oda show us is just on a different level of sadness. In the case of Zoro and Ryuma, Eiichiro Oda took more information, first the design of Ryuma was used again for Zoro, second the idea that Zoro is a swordsman, third also part of his behavior, Ryuma is shown to have like Zoro two different approach, against his enemy, is overconfident and you can see the blood lust. On the other side they have also a more human side, in both cases, they are drawn silently near a person that suffer. I think is a way to show that they want to comfort the other side that is suffering but without interacting. They share the passion for there swordsmanship, in both cases, they want to challenge strong guys. In both cases, they show there best when they need to protect something or someone. In both cases, they are loyal when they promised something they are going to fuffil that no matter what the cost is.
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