The WG is composed of.... what.. 170 nations? That would mean that there is a ton of unclaimed land out there.
Also it is amazing with all those islands Luffy only had to go to 4...wait that's it? green bit, alabasta(cheater) skypiea, w7. Ya wow luffy's log pose only took him to 4 islands before he was half way around the world. (But he cheated by jumping to alabasta with an eternal pose) oh wait did foxy's islamd count? Ok maybe 5.
Well, to the first point: A nation can be composed by multiple islands, so it doesn't have to be THAT much unclaimed land.
To the second: you just covered the Grand line, where, as you stated, the SH's could've skiped a lot of islands. And on top of that, the grand line is most ñikely less than a 1/4 of the area of the OP world (we cannot guess how much with accuracy bc Oda sucks with proportions and each time the world map appears the grand line can have different size, but the blues seem to be bigger in all of them).
I never understood all that hysteria, people were claiming that time travel ruins every anime and manga that it appears in but all of the stories that prominently feature time travel that I can think of in recent memory pulled it off really well. Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Steins;Gate, Fairy Tail, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Your Name, etc. Some of these are among the best series of the past decade and even the ones that aren't great have flaws that have nothing to do with time travel. That "time travel ruins everything hysteria" never made sense to me.
I personally haven't red any of the manga's you cited (except Fairy Tale), but I have read/seen stories with time travel used nicely. The point isn't that it is impossible to make a good story with it, but more that it is easy to create plot-holes.
Again,I have no idea about the ones you named but I could bet on at least one of those having an overanalizing prick who found a plot-hole on it (even if irrelevant to the main story). If not then sure, but you get my point. As much as I know stories where time travel was used nicely, I know even more where it left some few (or even many) plotholes. And you know how OP's fanbase is, Oda constantly feeds overanalizing fans with his references (like in this flashback with all the WB commanders and allied pirates and so on), so a big part of OP would think less of the manga if some of those difficult to avoid plotholes arose.
Then again, the best way to avoid the plotholes is retckoning the time-travel, in this case by only allowing it to go forward. Therefore it's just as if a person disappears and appears years later, no need for parallel universes or an unavoidable story line to give sense to the story.
yea this is a weird trend wit the yonkous for some reason. Their top commanders are so much younger then them. Even if we ignore BM cause her commanders are her kids. Why is Marco and Jack so much younger then them? I dont like it. I thought Jack was in his forties at least(well hopefully King is) but marco being basically a cabin boys is weird wen whitebeard is already in his 40s
Man, you're looking at it the wrong way (imo). You are disapointed to see that the first commander was a kid when the captain was in his prime... Sure.
Now think it realistically: you have a crew. You have some cabin boys. 30 years pass by and that guy is in his 40's and is one of the strongest of the crew... Would you stop giving him the commander position because he used to be a kid 30 years ago?
Pirates who stay relevant way past their begining as pirates renew the fighting core of their crew. As any sports team does. And if you don't you end up like Dofflamingo...
Edited by Madara D Dragon, 02 December 2019 - 02:47 PM.