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Favorite Back Stories

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I think that we can all agree that One Piece has some of the best back stories in Manga/Anime. Oda not only does a great job with having back stories for many different characters but also makes them all entertaining. So with that said, what are everyone's favorite back stories in One Piece so far?
 

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Great thread idea, Gohara.

There is simply too many back-stories too choose from. It's even harder to rank them afterwards.

Law's back story with Corazon is among the first that comes to mind because it had the strength of a standalone story with a lot of emotional moments.

Out of all backstories the Strawhat crew received, this is how I would rank them:
1. Brook's (when I thought about which one is my favourite, Brook's actually came to mind the first)
2. Robin's (the Ohara storyline was just too strong)
3. Zoro's
4. Luffy's (this includes Sabo and Ace)
5. Nami's (Bellmare)
6. Franky's (Tom's Workers)
7. Sanji's (quite good, although still too short as we might see more of it in future chapters; his backstory with Zeff even more impactfull now)
8. Chopper's (very good as far as I remember, although I can't remember many details about it)
9. Usopp's (although very emotional, it happened early in the story; his departure from his home-island was much more emotional)

As far as other characters are concerned, Senor Pink had one of the most tragic backstories in all One Piece. It all goes to say what kind of a writer Oda-sensei is, when he managed to stir my emotions about a character I had no particular opinion about before the backstory was revealed.

Then we have Boa Hancock, Gol D Roger, Kyros' and Scarlett's backstories, the recent Zou island flashback (although it also hypes a bigger backstory including Nekomamushi and Inuarashi).

Other people's posts will probably remind me of other backstories. :)
 
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Law/The Donquixote Pirates/Dressrosa- An emotional and in depth back story with some importance to the main storylines and some amazing characterization. A lot of characters in this back story are some of my favorite characters in One Piece. I love Dressrosa Island. I love the weather, the scenery, the theme, the characters, etc..

Ace/Luffy/Sabo- An emotional and in depth back story with some importance to the main storylines and some amazing characterization. When Sabo's character was first introduced I didn't like him as much as I do Ace and Luffy. However, I've grown to love Sabo's character, and he's one of my favorite characters in One Piece.

Chopper- An emotional back story with some of the best scenes in Manga/Anime.

Nami- An emotional back story with some awesome characterization and scenes.

Robin- An emotional back story that has some of the most importance to the main storylines. We also got to see some of Akainu and Aokiji.

Sanji- An emotional back story that shows how Sanji's values were instilled in his character. It shows the unique aspects of his amazing character and has some importance to the main storylines.

Brook- An emotional back story. It's very clever of Oda to intertwine Laboon's and Brook's storylines.

Fishman Island- One of the best parts about The Fishman Island Arc is the storytelling, including the storytelling in the back story. An emotional back story with some importance to the main storylines. It also talks a lot about The Reverie, an intriguing storyline.

Zoro- Zoro's my favorite character in One Piece, so his back story appeals to me a lot.

Franky- Franky's one of my least favorite Straw Hat Pirates, but I still like his character a lot, and his back story is emotional and has some importance to the main storylines. I love seeing the development of Water 7.

Alabasta- A sometimes emotional but also nostalgic back story. I like the relationship between Vivi and Kohza, and consider them to be two of some of the best Citizen Characters.

Lucci- A simple back story but one with a bad ass character.

Skypiea- I'm not a big fan of some parts of the back story as it mostly involves characters that I'm not a big fan of. However, it's an intriguing story with some importance to the main storylines.

Buggy/Shanks- A simple but entertaining back story.

Hancock- An interesting storyline with some importance to the main storylines.

Usopp- An emotional back story that told a lot about Usopp's character.
 

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Ace's was always best for me. Law and Sanji's also grown dear to my heart recently.

Yes, I like sad stories.
 
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