dude though i just wanna post this moment because it made me SO SO happy and it still does
when usopp is introduced he’s just the runaway, can-sorta-fight-but-its-pathetic kinda guy, so you’re supposed to see him as like. not a good fighter or anything. and thats how he sees himself too, he doesnt pretend he can fight! he looks up to luffy’s team cause theyre all Real Fighters™ and he’s not
but this dude. he beat the really strong fish guy with a whole bunch of work and hes just so EXCITED like I CAN DO IT!!! LOOK I CAN FIGHT TOO IF I TRY! and it makes me SO happy… usopp realizing he CAN be like the other guys… usopp exceeding his own expectations… we should all strive to exceed our own expectations so we can be as happy as this lil guy…
So this showed up in my dash right after I read Chapter 758, and I just want to cry tears of joy. Usopp, you magnificent creation, you have no idea, laying there in that puddle, the greatness that you will one day achieve.
Oda-sensei always says that Usopp is kind of our avatar in the One Piece world, the one who is most like a “normal human,” and today he is screaming at us at the top of his lungs: KEEP TRYING! NEVER STOP! YOU DON’T HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH POTENTIAL FOR GREATNESS IS LYING DORMANT INSIDE YOU!